GK & Current Affairs: April 18-19, 2014

1. India’s Joshna Chinnappa and Deepika Pallikal are two talented players of __?
[A]Squash, Billiards
[B]Billiards, Squash
[C]Squash, Squash
[D]Billiards, Billiards

Squash, Squash
Both are squash players. Joshna was the first Indian girl to win the British Squash Championship title in 2003 in the under 19 category, at Sheffield, U.K and was also the youngest Indian women’s national champion. Dipika Pallikal is the first Indian woman to break into the top 10 in the WSA rankings.

2. Which among the following countries is/are part of CASA (Central Asia South Asia)-1000 power supply Project?
3.Kyrgyz Republic
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1, 2 & 5
[B]Only 1, 2, 3 & 4
[C]Only 1, 3, 4 & 5
[D]1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Only 1, 2, 3 & 4
The four countries which are part of the Central Asia South Asia (CASA) 1000 power supply programme are Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan.

3. “Vishu Festival” is a traditional Hindu festival celebrates in which among the following states?
[A]Tamil Nadu

Vishu is a Hindu festival celebrated in Kerala in the second week of April. Vishu is celebrated with much fanfare and vigour in all parts of Kerala.

4. Which among the following movies was named best feature film at the 61st National Film Award?
[A]Ship of Theseus
[B]Gulaabi Gang
[C]Bhaag Mikha Bhaag
[D]The Road

Ship of Theseus
Anand Ghandi directed “Ship of Theseus” was named best feature film at the 61st National Film Award.

5. According latest study, which of the following bird species from India have been listed endangered species?
1.Bengal Florican
2.Lesser Florican
3.Great Indian Bustard
4.Sociable Lapwing
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 1, 2 & 3
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4

1, 2, 3 & 4

6. Which among the following organisations gives “Crystal Awards” to integrate cultural leaders into its meetings?
[A]World Trade Organisation
[B]World Economic Forum
[C]United Nations
[D]Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation

World Economic Forum
World Economic Forum gives Crystal Award to pay tribute to the decisive role of arts and culture in creation of global understanding and peace.

7. “Ghaznavi” is a short range ballistic missile test fired recently by which of the following countries?
[C]South Korea
[D]Sri Lanka

Pakistan successfully test-fired short range ballistic missile Half-III named Ghaznavi. The missile can carry nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 290 kilometres.

8. The Solid carbon dioxide is mainly used as ___?
[A]Drying agent
[B]Cooling agent
[D]As an antiseptic

Cooling agent
Solid carbon dioxide is called as dry ice. It is the solid form of carbon dioxide. It is used primarily as a cooling agent.

9. Which of the following states has recorded the highest growth rate of milk production and per capita availability during the five year period of 2006-10, according to Assocham study?
[A]Andhra Pradesh
[D]Tamil Nadu

Andhra Pradesh
A study by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) states that Andhra Pradesh recorded the highest growth rate of over 41 per cent and 36 per cent in terms of milk production and per-capita milk availability respectively during the five year period of 2006-10. Apart from AP, Rajasthan, Kerala, Karnataka and Gujarat are amid top five states in terms of clocking high growth in milk production.

10. Recently, which among the following countries has conducted “Maritime Cooperation-2014” multilateral military exercise to celebrate 65th anniversary of its navy?

China has conducted Maritime Cooperation-2014 multilateral military exercise to celebrate 65th anniversary of its navy. India’s stealth frigate INS Shivalik and Pakistan naval ships took place in the rare exercise.

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  • manjunath

    Very helpful

  • dhiraj shukla

    current affairs very good updates


    please send me the current affairs of may 2014 and the pdf of pratiyogita darpan jan and feb 2014

  • rishi

    could u plz send me the worksheet

  • naryan

    Very help before exams..
    Excellent questions. .