January 31, 2014 GK Questions

  1. Which Indian states police commissioner resigned form the Indian police service on 30th January 2013?
    • Mumbai
    • Delhi
    • Rajasthan
    • Assam
  2. Answer

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police Commissioner Satya Pal Singh has resigned from the Indian Police Service or IPS and is said to be prepping to contest the general elections due by May.

  3. Which among the following company’s executive vice-chairman gives IISc Rs. 225 crore?
    • Wipro
    • Reliance Industries
    • Bharti Airtel
    • Infosys
  4. Answer

    Infosys: Infosys executive vice-chairman Kris Gopalakrishnan has set aside Rs 225 crore to develop a Centre for Brain Research at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. It’s also one of the single-largest donations the 105-year-old institute has received from an individual.

  5. Name the Jamaat-e-islami chief and India’s most wanted militants who sentenced to death by a Bangladeshi court on Thursday?
    • Khalid Mohammed
    • Matiur Rahman Nizami
    • Imran Raza
    • Umar Akmal
  6. Answer

    Matiur Rahman Nizami: A Bangladesh court has sentenced Motiur Rahman Nizami chief of the Jamaat-e-Islami party and 13 others to death over a huge 2004 arms smuggling racket, prompting fears of new political unrest.

  7. At least 24 killed and many injured in a serial bombing in ministry building in-
    • Libya
    • Uganda
    • Iraq
    • Russia
  8. Answer

    Iraq: Six suicide bombers burst into an Iraqi ministry building, took hostages and killed at least 24 people including themselves on Thursday before security forces regained control, security officials said.

  9. Who among the following likely to appoint as the fourth deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India?
    • Anand Sharma
    • G Gopalakrishna
    • K C Chakrabarty
    • R Gandhi
  10. Answer

    R Gandhi: The government is likely to appoint R Gandhi as the fourth deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India, filling up the vacancy created by Anand Sinha’s retirement.

  11. Which Indian states chief minister faces 4-month criminal trial over income tax returns?
    • Tamil Nadu
    • Uttarakhand
    • Himachal Pradesh
    • Uttar Pradesh
  12. Answer

    Tamil Nadu: The Supreme Court has ordered prosecution of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalitha for not filing income tax (IT) returns between 1991 and 1994 for the company which she co-owned at the time.

  13. Which among the following company’s quarter 3 net rises to 7.5% to Rs 525 crore?
    • India Yamaha Motor Private Limited
    • Bajaj Auto Limited
    • Hero MotoCorp
    • Honda Motor Company Limited
  14. Answer

    Hero MotoCorp: India’s largest two-wheeler maker, Hero MotoCorp, on Thursday reported a 7.5 per cent rise in net profit at Rs 525 crore for the December quarter even as tax benefits on one of its factories ended partially. Net profit in the year-ago period was Rs 488 crore.

  15. Which country overtakes Japan as the world’s third-biggest crude oil importer in 2013?
    • South Africa
    • India
    • New Zealand
    • Sri Lanka
  16. Answer

    India: India has overtaken Japan as the world’s third-biggest crude oil importer in 2013, data showed on Thursday. India imported 3.86 million barrels-per-day of crude oil last year, tanker arrival data compiled by Reuters from trade sources showed on Thursday.

  17. Who among the following become the first women umpire in ICC Panel?
    • Kathy Cross
    • Ellyse Perry
    • Sarah Taylor
    • Katherine Brunt
  18. Answer

    Kathy Cross: New Zealand umpire Kathy Cross has become the first woman to be named in an ICC umpires’ panel – she was added to the ICC Associate and Affiliate panel of umpires for 2014.

  19. Which telecom company gets new Rs 3,000 crore tax demand in an alleged transfer-pricing case from 2010-11?
    • Idea Cellular
    • Reliance
    • Airtel
    • Vodafone
  20. Answer

    Vodafone: British telecom major Vodafone got interim relief on Thursday from a new transfer-pricing tax demand, with the high court here staying a Rs 3,000-crore order from the income tax department.

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