January 27, 2014 GK Questions

  1. Who among the following player won the Syed Modi India Grand Prix Gold Badminton Crown?
    • PV Sindhu
    • Jwala Gutta
    • Saina Nehwal
    • Ashwini Ponnappa
  2. Answer

    Saina Nehwal: India ace shuttler Saina Nehwal snapped her 15 months title drought, clinching the Syed Modi International India Grand Prix Gold badminton crown with a straight-game victory over compatriot P.V. Sindhu in the women’s singles competition, here today.

  3. Who has been won the National Communal Harmony Award 2013?
    • N. Radhakrishnan
    • Deepak Malhotra
    • Amit Vishwas
    • Pankaj Sinha
  4. Answer

    N. Radhakrishnan: National Communal Harmony Award for Mohinder Singh for his work done in restoring peace after the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and noted academician N Radhakrishnan for his promotion of Gandhian values were announced on Saturday.

  5. Name the Tata Motors managing director who died on Sunday after apparently falling form a high floor of a five star hotel in Bangkok?
    • Matthew Wade
    • David Charles
    • Nelson Jones
    • Karl Slym
  6. Answer

    Karl Slym: Tata Motors Managing Director Karl Slym on Sunday died after apparently falling from a high floor of a five-star hotel in Bangkok where he had gone to attend a board meeting of the company’s Thailand arm.

  7. Who among the following won the awarded Ashok Chakra, the highest peace time gallantry award of the country?
    • Shiv Kumar
    • K Prasad
    • Neeraj Mishra
    • Gyan Chand Prajapati
  8. Answer

    K Prasad: A sub-inspector of the Andhra Pradesh’s counter-Maoist force was posthumously awarded Ashok Chakra, the highest peacetime gallantry award of the country, as India celebrated its 65th Republic Day on Sunday.

  9. Who has been elected as Prime Minister candidate of Nepali Congress Party?
    • Girija Prasad Koirala
    • Ram Chandra Poudel
    • Sushil Koirala
    • Sher Bahadur Deuba
  10. Answer

    Sushil Koirala: The Nepali Congress, the largest party in parliament, Sunday named its president Sushil Koirala as its prime ministerial candidate, clearing a major hurdle in the formation of a new government in the Himalayan nation two months after the constituent assembly elections.

  11. At least four killed and wounded 22 people in a bomb blast in-
    • India
    • Malaysia
    • Egypt
    • Pakistan
  12. Answer

    Pakistan: A suicide bomber has attacked an Afghan army bus in Kabul, killing four people and wounding up to 22. The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack, the worst since a devastating assault on a popular restaurant on 17 Jan killed 21 foreigners and Afghans.

  13. Who among the following player won the men’s Australian Open title 2014?
    • Stanislas Wawrinka
    • Rafel Nadal
    • Novak Djokovic
    • Andy Murry
  14. Answer

    Stanislas Wawrinka: Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka won his first Grand Slam title with victory over an injury-hit Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final Sunday. Wawrinka withstood a fight-back from the world number one, who was struggling with a back problem, to come through 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3.

  15. Which Nobel Prize winning Indian-origin author named among Britain’s 500 most influential people across different fields?
    • Girish Karnad
    • Amitav Ghosh
    • V S Naipaul
    • R. K. Narayan
  16. Answer

    V S Naipaul: Nobel Prize-winning Indian-origin author VS Naipaul and Pakistani teenage campaigner Malala Yousafzai have been named among Britain’s 500 most influential people across different fields.

  17. At least 21 dead as boat capsizes in-
    • Mumbai
    • Port Blair
    • Goa
    • Gujarat
  18. Answer

    Port Blair: A boat with 46 passengers on board capsized in the Bay of Bengal near Port Blair on Sunday afternoon, killing at least 21 people. Officials say while 26 passengers along with two crew members have been rescued, one person is still missing.

  19. Who has been honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award instituted by Tiruchi Carnatic Musicians?
    • Malaikottai R. Thayumanavan
    • Geeta Mehta
    • Andepalli Rangeswari
    • Neelima Mahajan-Bansal
  20. Answer

    Malaikottai R. Thayumanavan: Veteran artiste Malaikottai R. Thayumanavan was honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award instituted by Tiruchi Carnatic Musicians a facebook group promoting interaction among musicians, at a function held here on Saturday.

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