January 24, 2014 GK Questions


  1. Who has been appointed as Australia spin coach for World T20?
    • Anil Kumble
    • Saqlain Mushtaq
    • Brad Hogg
    • Shane Warne
  2. Answer

    Shane Warne: Shane Warne has been appointed as spin coach for Australia’s World Twenty20 campaign in Bangladesh in March. Cricket Australia announced on Thursday that Warne would support head coach Darren Lehmann as a consultant, providing specialist coaching to the squad’s spinners.

  3. Which Indian states face its worst winter in 66 years?
    • Gujarat
    • Delhi
    • Telangana
    • Arunachal Pradesh
  4. Answer

    Delhi: Delhiites experienced one of the worst winters this year during the last 66 years. It was the third severe most cold in Delhi this season; the coldest being the month of January in the years 2003 and 1999 following it.

  5. Which among the following company won the Golden Peacock Award for corporate social responsibility for 2013?
    • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
    • NTPC Limited
    • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
    • Indian Oil Corporation Limited
  6. Answer

    Oil and Natural Gas Corporation: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) today received the Golden Peacock Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Award -2013 in the Oil Production Category. CMD ONGC Sudhir Vasudeva, Director Exploration & I/c HSE Narendra K Verma and ED-Chief HSE M L Jain received the award- a trophy and a citation from Hon’ble Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari at New Delhi.

  7. Which Country’s cricket board approves International Cricket Council’s (ICC) ‘takeover’ plan?
    • India
    • Australia
    • Bangladesh
    • New Zealand
  8. Answer

    India: The Indian cricket board (BCCI) on Thursday formally approved and backed the plan which proposes to overhaul the world body, International Cricket Council (ICC), by handing over executive decision-making to India, Australia and England.

  9. Who has been appointed as new Executive Director of Punjab National Bank by Ministry of Finance government of India?
    • Manik Chandra
    • K. V. Brahmaji Rao
    • Jagdish Mishra
    • Neeraj Khanna
  10. Answer

    K.V. Brahmaji Ra: K.V. Brahmaji Rao has been appointed as Executive Director, Punjab National Bank by Ministry of Finance, Government of India w.e.f 22/01/2014. Prior to joining Punjab National Bank Shri Rao was General Manager Vijaya Bank and served the Bank for over 3 decades.

  11. Which company named ‘Best Employer India 2013′ by Aon Hewitt?
    • Power Finance Corporation Limited
    • NHPC Limited
    • Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
    • Rural Electrification Corporation Limited
  12. Answer

    Rural Electrification Corporation Limited: Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC) has been named ‘ Best Employer India 2013′ by Aon Hewitt in a presentation ceremony held at New Delhi on 15.01.2014, in a survey across both the public and private sector employers. In yet another category the corporation was also awarded ‘ The Aon Hewitt Voice of Employee Award Public Sector Enterprise India 2013′.

  13. Name the Jharkhand former deputy Chief Minister who dies at age of 53 on 23rd January 2014?
    • Haji Hussain Ansari
    • Gopal Krishna Paatar
    • Sudhir Mahato
    • Satyanand Jha
  14. Answer

    Sudhir Mahato: Former Jharkhand Deputy Chief Minister and JMM leader Sudhir Mahato died on Wednesday following a massive heart attack at Ghatsila in East Singhbhum district of the state. He was 58.

  15. Which space agency found 1st asteroid spewing water vapour?
    • ESA (European Space Agency)
    • Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
    • Austrian Space Agency (ASA)
    • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  16. Answer

    ESA (European Space Agency): ESA’s (European Space Agency) Herschel space observatory has discovered water vapour around Ceres, the first unambiguous detection of water vapour around an object in the asteroid belt, according to an announcement by the space agency on Thursday.

  17. Which among the following Hollywood star arrested for drunk driving in Miami?
    • Justin Timberlake
    • Austin Mahone
    • Justin Bieber
    • Chris Brown
  18. Answer

    Justin Bieber: Singer Justin Bieber left a Miami-county jail Thursday following his arrest earlier in the day in Miami Beach on charges including driving under the influence and resisting arrest.

  19. Which company won the 2013 Golden Peacock Global Award for Corporate Social Responsibility?
    • Genpact Limited
    • WNS Limited
    • Firstsource
    • Eclerx Services
  20. Answer

    WNS Limited: WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) services, has been recognized with the prestigious Golden Peacock Global Award for Corporate Social Responsibility for the second consecutive year. WNS received this award for its ongoing ‘Community Development and Outreach Program’, under the auspices of the WNS Cares Foundation (WCF).

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