January 26, 2014 GK Questions

  1. Which Indian cricketer selected for the prestigious Padma Bhushan Shri awards?
    • Yuvraj Singh
    • Virat Kohli
    • Mahendra Singh Dhoni
    • Ravindra Jadeja
  2. Answer

    Yuvraj Singh: Tennis star Leander Paes and badminton player-turned-coach Pullela Gopichand were on Saturday selected for the prestigious Padma Bhushan awards while cricketer Yuvraj Singh was among the seven sportspersons chosen for this year’s Padma Shri award.

  3. At least six dead and 30 wounded in two bomb attacks in-
    • Iraq
    • Afghanistan
    • Egypt
    • Germany
  4. Answer

    Afghanistan: At least six people including two Army officers were killed and 30 others injured on Sunday in two separate attacks in Afghanistan, officials confirmed.

  5. Name the congress leader who has been appointed as a member in the national Commission for Minorities?
    • Jai Parkash Aggarwal
    • Arvinder Singh Lovely
    • Mahabal Mishra
    • Praveen Davar
  6. Answer

    Praveen Davar: Former AICC Secretary and Congress leader Praveen Davar has been made a member of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM). The NCM has seven members, including the chairman and one vice-chairman.

  7. Who becomes the first Indian cricketer to hit most sixes in One Day Internationals?
    • Rohit Sharma
    • Virat Kohli
    • Mahendra Singh Dhoni
    • Ravindra Jadeja
  8. Answer

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni: Indian Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni now has the most sixed (266) in zodis by an Indian Batsman going past Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of 264.

  9. Which among the following Indian State won the 27 Padma Awards this year?
    • Delhi
    • Haryana
    • Uttar Pradesh
    • Maharashtra
  10. Answer

    Delhi: Delhi has won the seven largest numbers from any state or Union territory–Padma Bhushans and 20 Padma Shris, seven of them going to medical professionals. Among the notable Padma Shri winners are writer Keki N. Daruwalla, poet Ashok Chakradhar, Delhi University vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh, cricketer Anjum Chopra and artist Paresh Maity.

  11. Name the general secretary of the Kongunadu Munnetra Kazhagam who resigned on 26th January 2014?
    • Kalanidhi Maran
    • Dayanidhi Azhagiri
    • G.K. Nagaraj
    • Udhayanidhi Stalin
  12. Answer

    Saina Nehwal: General secretary of the Kongunadu Munnetra Kazhagam, a sub-regional party in Western Tamil Nadu, G.K. Nagaraj announced his resignation from the party at a press conference here on Saturday.

  13. At least 16 were killed and 42 others injured in a series of bomb attacks in-
    • Japan
    • Iraq
    • Russia
    • India
  14. Answer

    Iraq:At least 16 Iraqis were killed and 42 others injured in a series of attacks across Iraq on Monday, security sources said. Two police personnel were gunned down by militants in Baqubah in the northern province of Diyala, a police source told Anadolu Agency.

  15. Who among the following named next chief of Indian Olympic Association?
    • Anil Dev Singh
    • Saurabh Sharma
    • Milan Dogra
    • Narayana Ramachandran
  16. Answer

    Narayana Ramachandran: Squash Racquet Federation of India (SRFI) chief is set to be elected unopposed as the president of Indian Olympic Association in the polls to be held here next month as he was the only candidate to file nomination papers for the top post on Saturday.

  17. Who among the following tennis player won the women’s Australian Open title 2014?
    • Dominika Cibulkova
    • Li Na
    • Agnieszka Radwanska
    • Victoria Azarenka
  18. Answer

    Li Na: China’s Li Na stormed to her second Grand Slam title on Saturday, battling past brave underdog Dominika Cibulkova 7-6 (7/3), 6-0 to become the oldest woman ever to win the Australian Open.

  19. Which among the following cricket nation became the number one team in One day Internationals?
    • India
    • England
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
  20. Answer

    India: India once again slipped to number two position in the latest ICC rankings and now need to win the final two one-dayers against New Zealand to reclaim the top spot from the current table-toppers Australia, who acquired the position on Sunday after beating England 4-1 in five-game series.

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