January 19, 2014 GK Questions

  1. Eighteen people died and 49 were injured in a stampede to pay respects to the spiritual leader of the Dawoodi Bohra on Saturday in-
    • Delhi
    • Mumbai
    • Gujarat
    • Haryana
  2. Answer

    Mumbai: Eighteen people died and 49 were injured in a stampede when thousands of followers of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin attempted to enter his Malabar Hill residence in Mumbai to pay respects to the spiritual leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community on early Saturday morning.

  3. Name the former judge of former Punjab and Haryana high court charged in cash-in-bag-scam?
    • Geeta Tomar
    • Ravinder Jain
    • Shusma Verma
    • Nirmal Yadav
  4. Answer

    Nirmal Yadav: A special CBI court on Saturday framed charges against former Punjab and Haryana high court judge Nirmal Yadav in the Infamous 2008 cash-in—big-scam.

  5. Which among the following bollywood actor named Trinamool Congress candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha Election?
    • Akshay Kumar
    • Salman Khan
    • Mithun Chakraborty
    • Uday Chopra
  6. Answer

    Mithun Chakraborty: West Bengal chief minister Mamta Banderjee on Saturday announced the nomination of actor Mithun Chakraborty as Trinamool Congress candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha election in the state.

  7. Who has been won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2014?
    • Cyrus Mistry
    • Javed Khan
    • Ankit Pal
    • Mukesh Prajapati
  8. Answer

    Cyrus Mistry: Cyrus Mistry’s book ‘Chonicle of a Corpse Bearer’ has been declared the winner of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2014. The winner receives $50,000 as prize money.

  9. Which among the following country declares drought emergency?
    • Japan
    • United States of America
    • China
    • California
  10. Answer

    California: California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency on Friday due to what could be the western US state’s worst drought in a century, which has sparked wildfires and hurt farmers.

  11. Which among the following party’s website hacked by an engineer student on 18th January 2014?
    • Bhartiya Janta Party
    • Congress
    • Aam Aadmi Party
    • Samajwadi Party
  12. Answer

    Congress: The official website of congress mouthpiece, monthly Hindi journal, ‘Congress Yuva Sandesh’, www.congressyuvasandesh.com has been hacked by some “Anonymous Kashmir” and it displays many “messages” to India.

  13. Which among the following tennis player enter the pre quarter finals of Australian Open?
    • Rafael Nadal
    • David Ferrer
    • Novak Djokovic
    • Roger Federer
  14. Answer

    Rafeal Nadal: Rafael Nadal overcame a nasty blister and a battling opponent to seal his place in the quarter-finals. The top seed was pushed hard but came through 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 7-6 (7-3) against Japan’s 16th seed Kei Nishikori.

  15. Which among the following state’s Jal Board suspends 14 engineers for corruption?
    • Delhi
    • Madhya Pradesh
    • Jammu and Kashmir
    • Rajasthan
  16. Answer

    Delhi: Delhi Jal Board (DJB) suspended 14 engineers on Saturday after CBI registered a case of cheating and forgery against of sewerage equipment to Delhi Jal Board.

  17. United Nations officials among 21 killed in-
    • Afghanistan
    • Iraq
    • Taliban
    • Nigeria
  18. Answer

    AfghanistanA Taliban suicide bomber and gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with foreigners in the Afghan capital on Friday evening, killing up to 21 people including four United Nations staff and the IMF’s top representative in Afghanistan.

  19. Which among the following news channel won the exchange4media News Broadcasting Awards (ENBA) 2013?
    • India News
    • Aaj Tak
    • Zee News
    • IBN 7
  20. Answer

    IBN 7: Network18 has swept the exchange4media News Broadcasting Awards (ENBA) 2013. CNN-IBN won several awards in various categories including Best News Coverage National, Best In-Show Graphics and Best Talk Show in the exchange4media News Broadcasting Awards (ENBA) 2013 which were given away in New Delhi on Saturday evening.

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