May 16, 2014 GK Questions


Test and build your general knowledge on current affairs questions with answers based on May 16, 2014 major events.

  1. Who has been topped the Forbes List of ‘Indian Leaders in Arab World’?
    • Shah Rukh Khan
    • Amitabh Bachchan
    • Ranveer Singh
    • Salman Khan
  2. Answer

    Shah Rukh Khan: Shah Rukh Khan has been rated as the top Indian leader in Arab World by the Forbes magazine. The actor became the first Indian celebrity to grace the cover of Forbes Middle East special issue.

  3. Who has been appointed as new batting coach of Pakistan cricket team?
    • Ricky Ponting
    • Inzamam-ul-Haq
    • Grant Flower
    • Saeed Anwar
  4. Answer

    Grant Flower: Pakistan appointed former Zimbabwe opener Grant Flower as their batting coach Thursday in a comprehensive overhaul of the national team’s management in their bid to win next year’s World Cup.

  5. Acid attack and rape victims to get free treatment in-
    • Delhi
    • Punjab
    • Tamil Nadu
    • Gujarat
  6. Answer

    Punjab: All hospitals in Punjab, whether public or private, will have to provide free of cost medical treatment to acid attack and rape victims, the state government said on Thursday.

  7. Who has been takes oath as new vice-chancellor of the Jamia Millia Islamia?
    • Mohsin Khan
    • Faisal Iqbal
    • Imran Tahir
    • Talat Ahmad
  8. Answer

    Talat Ahmad: Professor Talat Ahmad, an Earth Scientist of international repute, took over as vice-chancellor of the Jamia Millia Islamia today. He was recently appointed by the President of India.

  9. Which Spain footballer ruled out of Brazil Football World Cup 2014 after knee injury?
    • Thiago Alcantara
    • Javi Martínez
    • Rafa Alcântara
    • Mario Götze
  10. Answer

    Thiago Alcantara: Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara has been ruled out of next month’s World Cup in Brazil after suffering a fresh knee injury, his club Bayern Munich confirmed on Thursday.

  11. Who has been becomes the first African-American executive editor of The New York Times?
    • John Carroll
    • Bill Keller
    • Dean Baquet
    • John M. Geddes
  12. Answer

    Dean Baquet: New York Times Co. (NYT) unexpectedly ousted Jill Abramson as executive editor after less than three years on the job, naming Dean Baquet as her replacement. Dean Baquet becomes the first African-American executive editor in the newspaper’s 162-year history.

  13. Which Football club won the third Europa League title in eight years?
    • Sevilla Football club
    • Benfica Football Club
    • Southall Football Club
    • Real Madrid Football Club
  14. Answer

    Sevilla Football club: Benfica’s torrid run of European cup final defeats continues after Sevilla claimed their third Europa League title in eight years with a penalty shoot-out victory in Turin.

  15. At least 21 people were killed and 100 injured in anti-China protests over oil rig in-
    • Russia
    • Afghanistan
    • Philippines
    • Vietnam
  16. Answer

    Vietnam: At least 21 people were killed and nearly 100 injured in Vietnam on Thursday during violent protests against China in one of the deadliest confrontations between the two neighbours since 1979.

  17. Name the first Japanese captain of the International Space Station who recently returned safely to Earth?
    • Oleg Kotov
    • Koichi Wakata
    • Mikhail Tyurin
    • Steven Swanson
  18. Answer

    Koichi Wakata: Astronaut Koichi Wakata, the first Japanese captain of the International Space Station, returned to Earth on Wednesday after completing a six-month mission.

  19. Election Commission banned victory processions in-
    • Uttar Pradesh
    • Delhi
    • Haryana
    • Assam
  20. Answer

    Uttar Pradesh: Election Commission on Thursday banned victory processions after the announcement of poll results in Uttar Pradesh. Chief Secretary Javed Usmani directed officials to enforce the ban strictly.

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