January 21, 2014 GK Questions

  1. The Union Cabinet on Monday approved minority status for-
    • Jains
    • Christians
    • Sikhs
    • Buddhists
  2. Answer

    Jains: The Union Cabinet on Monday approved notification of Jains as a minority community at the national level. The Jains have thus become the sixth community to be granted such status after Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis.

  3. Which among the following Aam Admi Party leader booked in Lucknow for allegedly hurting religious sentiments?
    • Yogendra Yadav
    • Ashutosh
    • Kumar Vishwas
    • Manish Sisodia
  4. Answer

    Kumar Vishwas: Aam Admi Party leader Kumar Vishwas has been booked for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through his remarks in some videos available online. The case against Vishwas was filed by R P Mishra, general secretary of Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Sewa Samiti, for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by making remarks against Karbala martyrs and some Hindu deities.

  5. Second Taliban bomb attack kills 10 near Army headquarters in-
    • Iran
    • Pakistan
    • Afghanistan
    • Iraq
  6. Answer

    Pakistan: A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself near Pakistan’s main military headquarters on Monday, killing 13 people just a day after the militants struck inside an army compound in the northwest of the country killing 20 troops.

  7. Who among the following elected as new vice-chairman of Delhi Development Authority?
    • Neeraj Verma
    • Satish Mishra
    • Mahendra Singh Rana
    • Balwinder Kumar
  8. Answer

    Balwinder Kumar: Balwinder Kumar, the IAS officer who steered the Noida Authority through the land acquisition crisis two years ago, has been appointed vice-chairman of Delhi Development Authority. Kumar will take the reins from D Diptivilasa.

  9. Which among the following company bagged the ‘Best Employer’ award and ‘Voice of Employee’ award at the Aon Hewitt Best Employers–India 2013?
    • Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOC)
    • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
    • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC)
    • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)
  10. Answer

    Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC): ONGC bagged the ‘Best Employer’ award and ‘Voice of Employee’ award at the Aon Hewitt Best Employers –India 2013 award function held at New Delhi recently. ONGC was also adjudged the ‘Voice of Employee’ in the Public Sector Enterprise category.

  11. Which cricket team entered the Ranji Trophy final for the first time in 21 years?
    • Maharashtra
    • Bengal
    • Delhi
    • Uttar Pradesh
  12. Answer

    Maharashtra: Wriddhiman Saha’s gutsy century went in vain as Maharashtra crushed Bengal by 10 wickets to enter the final of the Ranji Trophy after two decades. Maharashtra last played in the Ranji Trophy final in the 1992-93 seasons where they lost to Punjab.

  13. Name the Italian conductor who passes away at 80 on 20th January 2014?
    • Maurizio Pollini
    • Riccardo Muti
    • Daniel Barenboim
    • Claudio Abbado
  14. Answer

    Claudio Abbado: Claudio Abbado, a star in the great generation of Italian conductors who was revered by musicians in the world’s leading orchestras for developing a strong rapport with them while still allowing them their independence, died Monday. He was 80.

  15. Which Indian state government slashed power tariff by 20% across all sectors on Monday?
    • Assam
    • Maharashtra
    • Tamil Nadu
    • Gujarat
  16. Answer

    Maharashtra: The Maharashtra government on Monday slashed power tariff by 20% across all sectors. The 20% cut will be applicable for domestic consumers – around 1.30 crore in the state – using up to 300 units per month.

  17. Which among following nuclear capable ballistic missile successfully test fired by India from the Wheeler Island, Odisha coast?
    • Agni-IV
    • Akash
    • Prithvi-III
    • Agni-VI
  18. Answer

    Agni-IV: India’s nuclear deterrence programme received a boost on Monday when its Agni-IV, a surface-to-surface missile with a range of about 4,000 km, was successfully test-fired from the Wheeler Island, off the Odisha coast.

  19. Which tennis player matches Connors’ record with 41st Grand Slam quarterfinal appearance?
    • Andy Murray
    • Juan Martín del Potro
    • Roger Federer
    • Andy Roddick

  20. Answer

    Roger Federer: Roger Federer became the last man to qualify for the Australian open quarter-finals on Monday with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. br>

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