May 01, 2014 GK Questions

Test and build your general knowledge on current affairs questions with answers based on May 01, 2014 major events.

  1. Which among the following country gets its first King in more than 100 years?
    • Netherlands
    • South Africa
    • Malaysia
    • Spain
  2. Answer

    Netherlands: Queen Beatrix has signed the official act of abdication at the Royal Palace in downtown Amsterdam, making her eldest son Willem-Alexander the first Dutch king in more than 100 years.

  3. Name the former Pakistani president who recently banned for life from contesting any election?
    • Altaf Hussain
    • Pervez Musharraf
    • Asif Ali Zardari
    • Mian Nawaj Sharif
  4. Answer

    Pervez Musharraf: A Pakistani court on Tuesday banned former military ruler Pervez Musharraf from running for public office for the rest of his life, the latest blow since he returned from exile last month to make a political comeback.

  5. Who has been appointed as new chief executive officer of United Spirits Limited?
    • Neeraj Chahar
    • Prakash Malhotra
    • Raj Mishra
    • Anand Kripalu
  6. Answer

    Anand Kripalu: India’s largest liquor company United Spirits Ltd said Anand Kripalu, the former head of Cadbury India, would take over from Ashok Capoor as the company’s chief executive officer (CEO) starting 1 May.

  7. Which country pips Japan to become third largest economy in purchasing power parity (PPP)?
    • India
    • United States
    • China
    • Saudi Arabia
  8. Answer

    India: India has displaced Japan to become the world’s third-biggest economy in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP), according to a World Bank report. The 2011 round of the bank’s International Comparison Program (ICP) ranked India after the US and China. The last survey in 2005 had placed the country in 10th place.

  9. Which Indian IIT entered the top 100 list of the world’s dynamic young universities?
    • IIT-Delhi
    • IIT-Kanpur
    • IIT-Guwahati
    • IIT Gandhinagar
  10. Answer

    IIT-Guwahati: IIT-Guwahati has made it to the top 100 list of the world’s dynamic young universities the only Indian entry. The Times Higher Education 100 under-50 university rankings to be announced on Thursday evaluation of the worlds top 100 universities under 50 years puts India’s lone entry IIT-Guwahati at 87th.

  11. Name the Los Angeles Clippers owner who recetnly banned for life from the NBA and fined $2.5 million?
    • Donald Sterling
    • Elgin Baylor
    • Andy Roeser
    • Vinny Del Negro
  12. Answer

    Donald Sterling: Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life from the NBA and fined $2.5 million following an investigation into alleged racist comments he made over the phone to his ex-girlfriend, V. Stiviano.

  13. Which among the following country to hold general election on July 20?
    • Namibia
    • United Arab Emirates
    • New Zealand
    • Thailand
  14. Answer

    Thailand: Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her country’s Election Commission have agreed to hold a new vote July 20. Thailand will hold a new general election on July 20 in an effort to resolve a deadly six-month political crisis.

  15. Which among the following British actor recently passed away at age of 71?
    • Christopher Lloyd
    • Bob Hoskins
    • John Leguizamo
    • Robert Zemeckis
  16. Answer

    Bob Hoskins: British actor Bob Hoskins, who was best known for roles in The Long Good Friday and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, has died of pneumonia at the age of 71. The star won a Bafta and was Oscar-nominated in 1987 for crime drama ‘Mona Lisa’.

  17. Who becomes the world’s first island to run on water & wind power only?
    • Gran Canaria
    • Lanzarote Island
    • El Hierro Island
    • Ambergris Caye
  18. Answer

    El Hierro: The smallest and least known of Spain’s Canary Islands, El Hierro, is making a splash by becoming the first island in the world fully energy self-sufficient through combined water and wind power.

  19. Name the Additional Solicitor General who recently resigned over the coal scam?
    • Harin Raval
    • Manish Paul
    • Dinesh Gupta
    • Ranjit Sinha
  20. Answer

    Harin Raval: Harin Raval quit as additional solicitor general Tuesday, a day after he blamed attorney general GE Vahanvati of influencing the CBI probe into the allotment of coal blocks.

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