General Knowledge and Current Affairs Quiz: December 23-25, 2013

1. The BCCI’s lifetime achievement award for the year 2013 will be conferred upon___?
[A]Mohammad Azharuddin
[B]Kapil Dev
[C]Sunil Gavaskar
[D]Sachin Tendulkar

Kapil Dev
India’s first world cup winning captain Kapil Dev will be conferred the Col C K Nayudu lifetime achievement award for the year 2013. The award comprises a trophy, citation and a cheque for Rs 25 lakhs.


2. Vamsadhara Water Dispute Tribunal was constituted to resolve the water sharing dispute between which two states?
[A]Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka
[B]Karnataka and Maharashtra
[C]Andhra Pradesh and Odisha
[D]Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra

Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka
The Vamsadhara River water dispute tribunal was constituted under Interstate River Water Dispute Act to resolve water sharing issues between Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. Justice Mukundakam Sharma is the chairman of Vamsadhara Water Dispute Tribunal.


3. Which one of the following countries plans to import cows from India to overcome a shortage of milk?
[A]Nepal
[B]Bangladesh
[C]Pakistan
[D]Bhutan

Nepal
The Nepal government plans to import 10,000 cows from India to overcome a shortage of milk. Nepal is currently facing a shortage of half a million litres of milk a day.


4. The “Vienna convention on Diplomatic Relations” an international treaty for diplomatic relation between independent countries signed in__?
[A]1959
[B]1960
[C]1961
[D]1964

1961


5. Europe has recently launched a satellite to map the precise position and distances to more than a billion stars. The satellite has been named as___?
[A]Gaia
[B]StarX
[C]Xylo
[D]Galaxy

Gaia
Europe has launched the Gaia satellite one of the most ambitious space missions in history. Gaia is going to map the precise positions and distances to more than a billion stars. This should give us the first realistic picture of how our Milky Way galaxy is constructed.


6. According to the FAO, which country has the world’s highest deforestation rate of primary forests?
[A]Kenya
[B]Uganda
[C]India
[D]Nigeria

Nigeria
According to the FAO, Nigeria has the world’s highest deforestation rate of primary forests. It has lost more than half of its primary forest in the last five years. Causes cited are logging, subsistence agriculture, and the collection of fuel wood.


7. Consider the following Sahitya Akademi Award winners of the year 2013:
1.Javed Akhtar
2.Ambika Dutt
3.Subodh Sarkar
4.Joe D’Cruz
Which of the following correctly represents the languages they chosen for the award?
[A]Urdu, Tamil, Bengali, Sindhi
[B]Hindi, Tamil, Sindhi, Rajasthani
[C]Urdu, Rajasthani, Bengali, Tamil
[D]Tamil, Urdu, Bengali, Hindi

Urdu, Rajasthani, Bengali, Tamil
Bollywood lyricist-scriptwriter Javed Akhtar, renowned Bengali poet Subodh Sarkar are among those selected for this year’s Sahitya Akademi Award. Akhtar has been chosen for “Lava” his compilation of 55 Urdu poems. Subodh Sarkar (Bengali-Dwaipayan Hrader Dhare), Ambika Dutt (Rajastani-Aanthyoi Nahi Din Hal), RN Joe D’Cruz (Tamil-Korkai).


8. “Aotearoa” is an alternative name for which one of the following entities?
[A]Pitcairn Island
[B]Fiji
[C]Vanuatu
[D]New Zealand

New Zealand
Aotearoa is the most widely known and accepted alternative name for New Zealand.


9. The “Zhongshan”, “Kunlun” and “Great Wall” are the name of Antarctic research stations belongs to which country?
[A]Norway
[B]Australia
[C]China
[D]Chile

China
China has three Antarctic research stations viz., Great Wall, Zhongshan and Kunlun. China has building the fourth research station named Taishan camp which will be used during the South Pole’s summer from December to March.


10. Which of the following is the biggest source of greenhouse gases, accounting for the more than three-quarters of all emissions from global livestock?
[A]Pig
[B]Cattle
[C]Poultry
[D]Small ruminants

Cattle
A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science revealed that cattle are the biggest source of greenhouse gases emitters among global livestock. The research, backed by the International Livestock Research Institute and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation found among small ruminants, poultry and pigs, cattle were responsible for more than three-quarters of emissions.

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17 Comments

  1. dipti

    December 30, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    i am unable to download as pdf file since 18 dec2013 onwords

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  2. Mahesh Patil

    December 30, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Very good que. I like it….

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  3. Md. Shahabuddin

    December 30, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Nice

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  4. Ajay gupta

    December 30, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Plz send me crrunt gk …ques.nd ans

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  5. Ajay gupta

    December 30, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Plz send me current gk …ques.nd ans

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  6. yasmeen

    December 30, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    plz clearify the answer to question no. 2 .Is is b/w Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka or b/w Andhra Pradesh and Odhisa

    Reply
  7. Rabi saha

    December 30, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Very useful

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  8. Ashok kumar nayak

    December 30, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    thanx gktoday

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  9. Tanveer

    December 30, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Sir plz correct question no.2..itz answer is AP and Odisha

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  10. Pallavi singh

    December 30, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Its great yr …. Plz kindly update more for my prepartion … I m in college in 2 year

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  11. Alok Mishra

    December 31, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Sir/madam,

    Greating for the day!!!

    Please provide the current affair day to day.

    Reply
  12. ahishek kumar

    December 31, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    i know u dont forget me but find times to remember me.

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  13. Prabhakar

    January 1, 2014 at 10:50 am

    kindly correct the Answer for GK question no 2 (Andhra Pradesh and Odisha)
    Other wise questions are good ! Thanks !

    Reply
  14. gghhg

    January 2, 2014 at 3:44 pm

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  15. Akhilesh Kumar

    February 18, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Sir, If i am not wrong then the answer given to the question no. 3 asked in Quiz of December 23-25 need to be corrected as the Vamsadhara River water dispute is between the sharing of water between Andhara Pradesh and Orissa , but the answer showing here is Andhara pradesh and Karnatka. Please do the need full and clear my confusion on the same.
    Regards

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  16. Akhilesh Kumar

    February 18, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Sir, If i am not wrong then the answer given to the question no. 3 asked in Quiz of December 23-25 need to be corrected as the Vamsadhara River water dispute is between the sharing of water between Andhara Pradesh and Orissa , but the answer showing here is Andhara pradesh and Karnatka. Please do the need full and clear my confusion on the same. Regards

    Reply
  17. Akhilesh Kumar

    February 18, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Sir, If i am not wrong then the answer given to the question no. 2 asked in Quiz of December 23-25 need to be corrected as the Vamsadhara River water dispute is between the sharing of water between Andhara Pradesh and Orissa , but the answer showing here is Andhara pradesh and Karnatka. Please do the need full and clear my confusion on the same. Regards

    Reply

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