January 22, 2014 GK Questions

  1. Who became the first women head of National Police Academy?
    • Smriti Khanna
    • Manisha Joshi
    • Aruna Bahuguna
    • Urmila Mathur
  2. Answer

    Aruna Bahuguna: The Union home ministry appointed senior police officer Aruna Bahuguna as the new chief of the Hyderabad-based National Police Academy, alma mater for IPS officers in the country.

  3. Which among the following country’s envoy summoned over halt in cross-LoC movement?
    • China
    • Pakistan
    • Bangladesh
    • Sri Lanka
  4. Answer

    Pakistan: India summoned the Pakistani envoy on Tuesday after Islamabad stopped all cross-LoC trading activities and bus services in retaliation after Indian authorities seized drugs from Pakistani trucks entering India.

  5. Which among the following Indian states police send reminder notice to Hollywood star Robert De Niro?
    • Goa
    • Delhi
    • Gujarat
    • Punjab
  6. Answer

    Goa: Crime branch of Goa police on Tuesday issued a ‘reminder notice’ to Hollywood star Robert De Niro after he failed to reply to a set of questions related to the alleged sexual assault case against Tehelka founder editor, Tarun Tejpal.

  7. Which among the following Telugu actor passes away at 91 on 22nd January 2014?
    • S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
    • Mudigonda Lingamurthy
    • Madhavapeddi Satyam
    • Akkineni Nageswara Rao
  8. Answer

    Akkineni Nageswara Rao: Legendary Telugu actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao passed away at a private hospital in Hyderabad at 2.12 am on Wednesday after battling cancer for several months. He was 91.

  9. At least 40 people were killed and many wounded in military strikes in-
    • Kenya
    • Pakistan
    • Canada
    • Taliban
  10. Answer

    Pakistan: Pakistani jets and helicopter gunships bombarded suspected Taliban hideouts in a northwestern tribal district Tuesday, killing at least 40 people, officials said, in response to two major bombings targeting the military.

  11. Who becomes first Canadian in history to reach the semi-finals of Australian Open?
    • Samantha Stosur
    • Laura Robson
    • Ana Ivanovic
    • Eugenie Bouchard
  12. Answer

    Eugenie Bouchard: Eugenie Bouchard has become first Canadian in history to reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam after winning a thrilling three-set marathon 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 over former World No. 1 Ana Ivanovic.

  13. Which among the following Airlines offers 50% off for all bookings till January 23?
    • SpiceJet
    • IndiGo Airlines
    • Kingfisher Airlines
    • Sahara Airlines
  14. Answer

    SpiceJet: SpiceJet, the low-cost airline owned by the Sun Group, is offering a 50% discount on base fares for a period of three days. The sales of the tickets end at 23:59 hours on January 23.

  15. Which among the following country lifts gag on Lady Gaga album after three years?
    • India
    • Angola
    • China
    • Norway
  16. Answer

    China: Lady Gaga the flamboyant and provocative New York-based pop singer — has been removed from a Chinese government blacklist, allowing her chart-topping new album “ARTPOP” to go on sale legally in China.

  17. Name the head of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) at Deutsche Bank in India who resigned from his post on 21st January 2014?
    • Sughosh Moharikar
    • Anshuman Thakur
    • Khyati Doshi
    • Samita Shah
  18. Answer

    Sughosh Moharikar: This year’s first mover is Sughosh Moharikar, head of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) at Deutsche Bank in India. He has handed in his papers after a two-year stint with the European bank.

  19. Who has been appointed the new President of the Chhattisgarh unit of BJP?
    • Ram Sewak Paikra
    • Vishnudeo Sai
    • Sohan Potai
    • Nand Kumar Sai
  20. Answer

    Vishnudeo Sai: Tribal leader and Member of Parliament Vishnudeo Sai have been appointed the new President of the Chhattisgarh unit of BJP. He succeeds Ram Sewak Paikra, who was inducted into the Raman Singh-led Cabinet as Home Minister last month.

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