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GK & Current Affairs: March 5-6, 2014

1. The “Bosporus Strait” is the world’s narrowest strait used for international navigation connects which of the following seas?
[A]Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea
[B]Black Sea and Sea of Marmara
[C]Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea
[D]Caspian Sea and Sea of Marmara

Black Sea and Sea of Marmara
The Bosporus strait also referred to sometimes as the Istanbul strait, is a strait that forms part of the boundary between the Asia and Europe. The Bosporus strait connects the Black Sea and Marmara Sea.


2. At present, India imports largest amount of coal from ___?
[A]Australia
[B]Indonesia
[C]Netherland
[D]Japan

Indonesia


3. The “Gulabi Gang” is a group of women vigilantes and activists originally from which states?
[A]Madhya Pradesh
[B]Uttar Pradesh
[C]Haryana
[D]Punjab

Uttar Pradesh
The Gulabi Gang is an extraordinary women’s movement formed in 2006 by Sampat Pal Devi in the Banda district of Uttar Pradesh. The gang was initially intended to punish oppressive husbands, fathers and brothers, and combat domestic violence and desertion.


4. Which of the following countries have formed the Indian Ocean trilateral group on maritime security?
1. Sri Lanka
2. India
3. Maldives
4. Mauritius
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A]1, 2 & 3
[B]1, 2 & 4
[C]2, 3 & 4
[D]1, 3 & 4

1, 2 & 3


5. Which among the following Universities has ranked number one in the list of recently released Times Higher Education’s world reputation ranking of universities?
[A]Cambridge University
[B]Harvard University
[C]Oxford University
[D]University of California

Harvard University
Harvard University has retained its number one spot on the Times Higher Education’s world reputation ranking of universities 2014. Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford follow to make up the top three.


6. Recently, which among the following states has become first Indian state to observe “Child Protection Day”?
[A]Tripura
[B]Sikkim
[C]Assam
[D]Meghalaya

Assam
Assam became the first state in the country to observe Child Protection Day on March 3rd. The day was observed across the state and a central function was organised under the aegis of Assam state commission for protection of child rights in collaboration with the UNICEF.


7. “INS Sumedha” which has been recently inducted into Navy is an indigenously designed and built ___?
[A]Submarine Ship
[B]Aircraft carrier
[C]Offshore Patrol Vessel
[D]Coast Guard Ship

Offshore Patrol Vessel
The Indian Navy inducted INS Sumedha, an indigenously designed and built state-of-the-art new generation Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV). INS Sunedha vessel is the third in the series of four new classes of NOPVs designed and built by Goa Shipyard Limited for the Indian Navy.


8. Consider the following rivers:
1.Godavari
2.Krishna
3.Tapi
4.Narmada
Which of the above rivers originate in Maharashtra?
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 1, 2 & 3
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4

Only 1 & 2


9. Consider the following states:
1. Sikkim
2. Mizoram
3. Nagaland
4. Arunachal Pradesh
Which among the above have only one parliamentary seat each?
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 1 & 3
[C]Only 1, 2 & 3
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4

Only 1, 2 & 3
Sikkim (1); Mizoram (1); Nagaland (1); Arunachal Pradesh (2); Tripura(2).


10. At present, how many political parties in India have been recognized as National Parties?
[A]5
[B]6
[C]7
[D]8

6
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP); Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP); Communist Party of India (CPI); Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI (M); Indian National Congress (INC); Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)

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Last Updated: March 9, 2014

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