May 14, 2014 GK Questions


Test and build your general knowledge on current affairs questions with answers based on May 14, 2014 major events.

  1. Who has been named as India’s next Army Chief?
    • Dalbir Singh Suhag
    • Sam Manekshaw
    • Bikram Singh Majithia
    • Joginder Jaswant Singh
  2. Answer

    Dalbir Singh Suhag: Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag will be the next Army Chief succeeding Gen Bikram Singh as the government today appointed him to the top post, ignoring protests from BJP.

  3. Name of the former Jharkhand minister whose property recently sized by Enforcement Directorate?
    • Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy
    • Raghuraj Pratap Singh
    • Shivpal Singh Yadav
    • Bhanu Pratap Shahi
  4. Answer

    Bhanu Pratap Shahi: The Enforcement Directorate officials of Patna zonal office on Tuesday confiscated assets, worth Rs 7.98 crore, of former Jharkhand health and labour minister Bhanu Pratap Shahi under money laundering act.

  5. Who has been appointed as the first female commander of United Nations peacekeeping force?
    • Hillary Rodham Clinton
    • Kristin Lund
    • Michelle Malkin
    • Laura Bush
  6. Answer

    Kristin Lund: Major General Kristin Lund, of Norway, has become the first woman ever to serve as Force Commander in a United Nations peacekeeping operation. The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, on Tuesday in New York, named Major General Kristin Lund as the commander of the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus.

  7. Name the UN envoy to Syria who recently resigned after failure of Geneva talks?
    • Walid Muallem
    • Bashar al-Assad
    • Lakhdar Brahimi
    • Sergey Lavrov
  8. Answer

    Lakhdar Brahimi: Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN envoy for Syria, finally announced his resignation on Tuesday, expressing regret for his inability to forge a coherent international response to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

  9. Which among the following university tops Asian university rankings 2014?
    • National University of Singapore
    • Peking University
    • Korea University
    • Nagoya University
  10. Answer

    National University of Singapore: The National University of Singapore (NUS) was named Asia’s top university, while Nanyang Technological University (NTU) jumped three places to seventh, its highest ever position.
  11. Who becomes the most popular cricketer on social networking sites during IPL 2014?
    • Mahendra Singh Dhoni
    • Virat Kohli
    • Yuvraj Singh
    • Sanju Samson
  12. Answer

    Virat Kohli: Virat Kohli’s popularity continues to rise on social networking sites Virat Kohli’s popularity continues to rise on social networking sites. Kohli now has 3.1 million followers on Twitter while he breached the 10-million mark on Facebook last month.

  13. At least 20 feared dead in collapsed coal mine in-
    • Australia
    • Spain
    • Canada
    • Turkey
  14. Answer

    Turkey: At least 20 miners were feared dead and up to 400 others trapped after a coal mine collapsed in the western Turkish city of Manisaon Tuesday. The mine collapse was caused by an explosion following an electric fault.

  15. Name the former Israeli Prime Minister who gets 6 years in jail for graft?
    • Ehud Olmert
    • Ariel Sharon
    • Mahmoud Abbas
    • Ehud Barak
  16. Answer

    Ehud Olmert: Israel’s former prime minister Ehud Olmert has been jailed for six years on charges of bribery by a court in Tel Aviv, becoming the most senior Israeli politician to receive a criminal conviction.

  17. Which Indian Wrestler bagged the gold medal at Asia Sub Junior Wrestling Championship?
    • Satish Sharma
    • Kapil Vishwas
    • Amit Kumar
    • Ganesh Tomar
  18. Answer

    Amit Kumar: Indian Wrestler Amit Kumar (63kg), bagged a gold Medal at Asia Sub Junior Wrestling Championship held in Bangkok. Amit Kumar also qualified for the Youth Olympics to be held in Nanjing from 16-28 August this year.

  19. World’s largest diamond, Mughal necklace sale in-
    • Geneva
    • Dhaka
    • London
    • New York
  20. Answer

    Geneva: The largest ever rare Golconda diamond to be ever auctioned will go under the hammer in Geneva on Wednesday. The pendent necklace engraved with names of Mughal emperors Akbar and Jahangir is expected to fetch well over $2,000,000 for Christie’s.

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