May 15, 2014 GK Questions


Test and build your general knowledge on current affairs questions with answers based on May 15, 2014 major events.

  1. Who has been appointed as new dean of University of California- Berkeley School of Law?
    • Naveen Kumar
    • Anil Gupta
    • Rakesh Roshan
    • Sujit Choudhry
  2. Answer

    Sujit Choudhry: The University of California – Berkeley School of Law announced today that its new dean will be Sujit Choudhry. He holds an LLB from the University of Toronto and a BA in Law from University College, Oxford. He was a Rhodes Scholar.

  3. Which among the following singer’s new album topped the digital charts in more than 50 countries?
    • Lady Gaga
    • Michael Jacksons
    • Whitney Houston
    • Madonna Louise Ciccone
  4. Answer

    Michael Jacksons: Michael Jacksons new album Xscape has topped the digital charts in more than 50 countries after its release earlier this week. The King of Pops set of eight unheard tracks has been given a contemporary reworking by acclaimed producers such as Timbaland.

  5. Which among the following Swedish film director recently passed away?
    • Simon Chinn
    • Dennis Coffey
    • Malik Bendjelloul
    • Clarence Avant
  6. Answer

    Malik Bendjelloul: Oscar-winning Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul has died at the age of 36. He was best known for Searching for Sugar Man which won the Oscar and Bafta prizes for best documentary in 2013.

  7. The world’s oldest sperm found in-
    • Russia
    • Australia
    • Nigeria
    • Portugal
  8. Answer

    Australia: Scientists at the University of New South Wales have unearthed the world’s oldest sperm at the Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil Site in Australia. This 17-million-year-old sperm belongs to an ancient species of tiny shrimp found in the Australian outback.

  9. Who has been won the Silver Shovel Award for service to INMA and media industry?
    • Ravi Dhariwal
    • Suraj Tomar
    • Girish Sharma
    • Himanshu Das
  10. Answer

    Ravi Dhariwal: Ravi Dhariwal, the CEO of BCCL, which publishes The Times of India, the worlds largest-selling English broadsheet has been awarded the International News Media Associations (INMA) highest honour for volunteer service to, and lifetime achievement in, the media industry.

  11. Who has been becomes the new president of the International Technology Law Association?
    • Narendra Diwan
    • Mohit Pal
    • Amit Kumar
    • Sajai Singh
  12. Answer

    Sajai Singh: Bangalore-based Sajai Singh, partner in law firm J Sagar Associates, has become the president of the International Technology Law Association (I-Tech Law), the first person from outside the West and the first Asian to be elected to the position.

  13. Who has been won the CCI Classic billiards title 2014?
    • Aditya Mehta
    • Pankaj Advani
    • Geet Sethi
    • Mike Russell
  14. Answer

    Pankaj Advani: Eight-time world champion Pankaj Advani won the billiards event at the CCI Classic billiards & snooker on Wednesday, defeating two-time world runner-up Dhruv Sitwala 1425-447 in the final.

  15. At least 245 miners died in a coal mine explosion in-
    • India
    • Sri Lanka
    • Bangladesh
    • Turkey
  16. Answer

    Turkey: Anger and grief boiled over into a violent protest on Wednesday in the western Turkish town of Soma, where officials said at least 245 miners died in a coal mine explosion and fire. Authorities say the disaster followed an explosion and fire caused by a power distribution unit and the deaths were caused by carbon monoxide poisoning.

  17. Which Airlines company recently launched direct flight from Mumbai to Paris?
    • Jet Airways
    • Kingfisher Airlines
    • Indigo Airlines
    • Spicejet Airlines
  18. Answer

    Jet Airways: Private carrier Jet Airways on Wednesday launched a direct flight service to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport from which offers passenger’s greater connectivity and seamless travel to Europe via the French capital.

  19. Who has been becomes first South Asian judge in Massachusetts?
    • Anita Jain
    • Riya Sharma
    • Indira Talwani
    • Durga Vashwani
  20. Answer

    Indira Talwani: Indian American lawyer Indira Talwani has become the first Asian American federal judge in Massachusetts and the second female judge of South Asian descent nationwide with her confirmation by the US Senate.

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