May 13, 2014 GK Questions

Test and build your general knowledge on current affairs questions with answers based on May 13, 2014 major events.

  1. Which among the following University named best UK university 4th year in row?
    • Oxford University
    • Cambridge University
    • Stanford University
    • Yale University
  2. Answer

    Cambridge University: Britain’s Cambridge University pipped arch-rival Oxford for the fourth year in a row to be named the best varsity in the country by an education guide. Cambridge is again the countrys leading university,topping the Complete University Guides 2015 ranking of UK varsities which was published online on Monday.

  3. Who has been won the ‘The Players Championship’ 2014?
    • Martin Kaymer
    • Ian Poulter
    • Graeme Mcdowell
    • Luke Donald
  4. Answer

    Martin Kaymer: German Martin Kaymer made a 28½- foot par putt on the 17th hole to protect his lead and went on to beat Jim Furyk by one stroke in The Players Championship. Kaymer closed with a 1-under 71; Furyk shot a 66.

  5. Who has been appointed as the new chancellor of the UK’s University of Birmingham?
    • Naresh Sinha
    • Gagan Kumar
    • Anil Tomar
    • Karan Bilimoria
  6. Answer

    Karan Bilimoria: Indian-origin entrepreneur Karan Bilimoria has been appointed as the new chancellor of the UKs University of Birmingham. India-born Bilimoria, the founder of Cobra Beer, will take up his role at an installation ceremony in July.

  7. World’s first electric aircraft E-Fan takes flight from-
    • United States
    • France
    • India
    • Japan
  8. Answer

    France: World’s first ever electric aircraft has successfully taken its maiden voyage. This electric aircraft called the ‘E-Fan’ is the latest creation of Toulouse-based Airbus. The environment friendly flight took off from an airport close to Bordeaux in south western France.

  9. Who has been won the Senior National Women’s Football Championships title 2014?
    • Assam
    • Orissa
    • Manipur
    • Delhi
  10. Answer

    Manipur: Manipur outplayed defending champions Orissa 3-1 to clinch the 20th senior national women’s football championships title their 17th crown overall at the Golaghat Stadium in Assam on Monday.

  11. Which Indian City pips other metros in voter turnout?
    • Mumbai
    • Chennai
    • Bangalore
    • Kolkata
  12. Answer

    Kolkata: Kolkata pips other metros in turnout, Kolkata recorded 66.05 per cent polling despite the 41.4-degree Celsius heat and bombs that rocked many areas. Among the metros, Delhi came a close second with 65.09% voting, followed by Chennai at 61.1%,Bangalore at 54% and Mumbai 51.82%.

  13. Which among the following may take charge of MCX?
    • Harshit Vats
    • PK Singhal
    • Jaiprakash Sinha
    • Yogesh Jain
  14. Answer

    PK Singhal: Former executive director at the Forward Markets Commission (FMC) PK Singhal has been asked to lead the team that will look into the day-to-day affairs of the troubled bourse MCX. Singhal, a deputy-managing director of MCX is on a long leave and has been in US. He was called back by MCX board and has been asked to join office by May 19.

  15. Name the Thiess India CEO who recently arrested over coal mine dispute?
    • Peter Worren
    • David Hussey
    • Raman Srikanth
    • Lalit Saxena
  16. Answer

    Raman Srikanth: Australia’s Leighton Holdings said on Monday the head of its Thiess subsidiary in India has been arrested by police and the main client for its Pakri Barwadih coal mine is attempting to terminate its contract. Thiess Minecs chief executive Raman Srikanth was arrested on Friday.

  17. Who has been won the men’s Madrid Open title 2014?
    • Rafael Nadal
    • Kei Nishikori
    • Stanislas Wawrinka
    • David Ferrer
  18. Answer

    Rafael Nadal: Rafael Nadal won his fourth Madrid Open title on Sunday after Kei Nishikori was forced to withdraw with an injury when trailing, 2-6, 6-4, 3-0, in the final.

  19. At least 11 people killed due to unseasonal rain in-
    • Nagaland
    • Tamil Nadu
    • Uttar Pradesh
    • Andhra Pradesh
  20. Answer

    Andhra Pradesh: At least 11 persons were killed and crops in over one lakh hectares suffered damage due to unseasonal rains and hailstorms that have lashed Andhra Pradesh since the beginning of this month.

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