January 20, 2014 GK Questions

  1. Who becomes 4th wicketkeeper to complete 300 dismissals in dismissals in one day internationals?
    • Brendon Mccullum
    • Luke Ronchi
    • Brad Haddin
    • Mahendra Singh Dhoni
  2. Answer

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni: MS Dhoni becomes 4th wicketkeeper to complete 300 dismissals in ODIs the fourth overall to effect 300 dismissals in One Day Internationals

  3. Which among the following Indian states government bans plastic national flags?
    • Mizoram
    • Odisha
    • Uttar Pradesh
    • Assam
  4. Answer

    Odisha: The Odisha government has issued directions to district authorities to ensure that no plastic tri-colour is used during celebration of Republic Day, Independence Day or other important days in the state.

  5. Which among the following set a world record for the youngest person ever to trek to the South Pole?
    • Aaron Finch
    • Nathan Jones
    • Lewis Clarke
    • Peter Harris
  6. Answer

    Lewis Clarke: A 16 year old British school boy has set a world record for the youngest person ever to trek to the South Pole, completing the grueling 1,129km Journey in just 48 days.

  7. Where at least 20 soldiers were killed and more than 30 injured in a bomb blast on Sunday?
    • Pakistan
    • Finland
    • Scotland
    • Netherlands
  8. Answer

    Pakistan: At least 20 soldiers were killed and more than 30 injured when a bomb blast struck a military convoy in north-western Pakistan on Sunday.

  9. Who has been won the “American Hustle’ award 2013?
    • Angelina Jolly
    • Blue Jasmine
    • Cate Blanchett
    • Nikki Bella
  10. Answer

    Cate Blanchett: Australian Cate Blanchett won best actress award for ‘outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role’ for ‘Blue Jasmine’.

  11. Which among the following nation to make military service must for all men?
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Angola
    • Uganda
    • Spain
  12. Answer

    United Arab Emirates: The UAE has decided to make military service compulsory for all adult males, but kept it optional for women, the gulf nation’s PM Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said on Sunday.

  13. Who becomes the fastest batsman to register 18 tons in least number of innings?
    • David Warner
    • Hasim Amla
    • Corey Anderson
    • Virat Kohli
  14. Answer

    Mumbai: India went on to lose the opening game of the five-match ODI series by 24 runs to New Zealand but Virat Kohli, maintaining his brilliant form, scored his 18th ODI century, becoming the fastest batsman in the world to reach the milestone in 119 innings, bettering Sourav Ganguly’s feat of reaching the milestone after 174 innings.

  15. Which among the following Indian player qualifies for Sochi Olympics on 19th January 2013?
    • Leader Paes
    • Shiva Keshavan
    • Ganganjeet Bhullar
    • Jyoti Randhawa
  16. Answer

    Shiva Keshavan: India’s sole luge athlete, Shiva Keshavan has qualified for the Winter Olympics to be held in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi form February 7 to 23. Keshavan received a letter from the International Luge Federation on Friday.

  17. Which among the following won the ‘Robert Foster Cherry award for great teaching’?
    • Sunita Mehta
    • Nina Gupta
    • Meera Chandrasekhar
    • Aarti Joshi
  18. Answer

    Meera Chandrasekhar: India-born Meera Chandrasekhar, professor of physics and astronomy and Curator’s Teaching Professor of Physics at the University of Missouri, has won Baylor University’s 2014 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching.

  19. Which among the following country’s economic growth hits 14-year low, data showed on Monday?
    • Algeria
    • China
    • Japan
    • Australia
  20. Answer

    China: China’s economic growth decelerated in the final quarter of 2013. The world’s second-largest economy grew by 7.7 per cent over a year earlier, down from previous quarter’s 7.8 per cent, data showed on Monday.

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