January 23, 2014 GK Questions

  1. Who has been elected as new Commissioner of New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation?
    • Bill de Blasio
    • Joe Lhota
    • Ramanathan Raju
    • Michael Bloomberg
  2. Answer

    Ramanathan Raju: Ramanathan Raju, a medical doctor who brings more than 30 years of experience in public and not-for-profit hospital systems, was on Tuesday appointed the commissioner of Health and Hospitals Corporation by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

  3. Who among the following scientist won the tech ‘Nobel’- 2014 Marconi Prize for revolutionizing high speed delivery of multimedia?
    • A J Paul
    • Nicodemus Abel
    • D. Bap Reddy
    • Yelavarthy Nayudamma
  4. Answer

    A J Paul: An India-born engineer-scientist A J Paul has been awarded the 2014 Marconi Prize, a Nobel equivalent for technology pioneers.

  5. Which among the following country’s central bank decided to withdraw all pre-2005 currency notes from 31 March 2014?
    • China
    • India
    • United States
    • Australia
  6. Answer

    India: The Reserve Bank on Wednesday decided to withdraw all currency notes issued prior to 2005, including Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denominations, after March 31 in a move apparently aimed at curbing black money and fake currencies.

  7. Which Indian states high court orders probe into ‘ban’ on news channels?
    • Delhi
    • Gujarat
    • Odisha
    • Uttar Pradesh
  8. Answer

    Uttar Pradesh: Allahabad High Court on Wednesday directed Uttar Pradesh chief secretary to probe within three weeks the allegation that two TV news channels were blocked at the behest of the State government for “negative” coverage of Saifai Mahotsav.

  9. Which among following Indian-origin academician appointed dean of the prestigious Harvard College?
    • Jaipal Singh
    • Harinam Mehta
    • Rakesh Khurana
    • Stayam Mathur
  10. Answer

    Rakesh Khurana: Indian-origin academician Rakesh Khurana has been appointed dean of the prestigious Harvard College and will take over his new role in July.

  11. Which university becomes first public university in the world to accept Bitcoin in tuition fees?
    • University of Oxford
    • University of Cumbria
    • University of Cambridge
    • Carlisle College
  12. Answer

    University of Cumbria: The University of Cumbria is to accept the online currency Bitcoin as payment for fees, it has announced, becoming the first public university in the world to do so.

  13. Name the former Taliban Interim chief of Pakistani Taliban who killed in heavy ari srikes in north Wazirstan region?
    • Asmat Shahin Bittani
    • Hakimullah Mehsud
    • Abdul Waheed Kakar
    • Raheel Sharif
  14. Answer

    Asmat Shahin Bittani: The former interim chief of the Pakistani Taliban, Asmat Shahin Bittani, is among 50 militants killed in air strikes in North Waziristan on Wednesday. The Pakistan Air Force jets had bombed suspected militant hideouts in North Waziristan.

  15. Which among the following company’s quarter 3 net up 12% at Rs. 1,278 crore?
    • Housing Finance Development Corp
    • Reliance Industries
    • Tata Group
    • Larsen & Toubro Limited
  16. Answer

    Housing Finance Development Corp: Housing Finance Development Corp on Wednesday met expectations with a 12 per cent increase in the third-quarter net profit for the October-December period rose to Rs 1,278 crore from Rs 1,140 crore..

  17. Who has been appointed as new Chief Executive Officer of Egon Zehnder?
    • Vijay Bhatia
    • Naresh Mishra
    • Dinesh Gupta
    • Rajeev Vasudeva
  18. Answer

    Rajeev Vasudeva: Egon Zehnder today announced changes in the firm’s global leadership team as current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Damien O’Brien appointed Rajeev Vasudeva as its Chief Executive Officer.

  19. Which country’s scientists created the fastest ever real-world internet connection, using commercial-grade fibre optic lines to clock up speeds of 1.4 terabits per second?
    • Nigeria
    • United Kingdom
    • Gran Colombia
    • Germany
  20. Answer

    United Kingdom: Scientists in the UK have created the fastest ever real-world internet connection, using commercial-grade fibre optic lines to clock up speeds of 1.4 terabits per second. It’s believed to be the fastest speed test of its kind, and would allow users to hypothetically download 44 high-definition films in a single second.

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