GK & Current Affairs: August 29-31, 2014

1. Which of the following Biosphere Reserves is not a part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, based on UNESCO Man and Biosphere Programme?
[A]Sunderbans-West Bengal
[B]Nokrek-Meghalaya
[C]Simlipal-Odisha
[D]Manas-Assam

Manas Biosphere Reserve


2. Which of the following Gharanas is not a part of Dhrupad gharanas?
[A]Dagarvani Gharana
[B]Bettiah Gharana
[C]Bishnupur Gharana
[D]Gwalior Gharana

Gwalior Gharana
Gwalior Gharana is a Khayal Gharana


3. Where is the Headquarter for Northern Command of Indian Army located?
[A]Shimla
[B]Chandigarh
[C]Lucknow
[D]Udhampur

Udhampur


4. Which among the following was the first country to impose carbon tax?
[A]Russia
[B]USA
[C]Sweden
[D]New Zealand

New Zealand


5. The army of which country made use of the latest Google Glass technology to hunt for wild life poachers?
[A]Russia
[B]Nepal
[C]Japan
[D]US

Nepal
Google Glass was adopted by Nepal government to deal with poachers of wild animals and herbs of Chitwan International Park. The military used it to track birds and animals in the park.


6. Which SC judge is slated to be the next Chief Justice of India?
[A]Justice T.S. Thakur
[B]Justice Anil R. Dave
[C]Justice H.L. Dattu
[D]Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai

Justice H.L. Dattu
Justice H.L. Dattu who started his practice as an advocate in 1975 joined the apex court of India in 2008.


7. Which of the following is the new generation naval offshore patrol vessel NOPV to be commissioned by Admiral R.K.Dhowan on Sept. 4,2014 in Chennai?
[A]INS Sahyadri
[B]INS Ranvir
[C]INS Sumitra
[D]INS Ranjit

INS Sumitra


8. Who has been awarded the G.K. Reddy Memorial Award 2014?
[A]Vinod Mehta
[B]Amit Baruah
[C]Zahid Rafiq
[D]Alok Deshpande

Vinod Mehta
Vinod Mehta,is an eminent journalist and editorial chairman of Outlook Group.


9. Who is author of the famous plays The Captives (1963),Monsoon (1965), The Refugee (1971), Angkor (1973)?
[A]Badal Sircar
[B]Habib Tanvir
[C]Asif Currimbhoy
[D]Girish Karnad

Asif Currimbhoy


10. Where are the headquarters of International Atomic Energy Agency located?
[A]New York
[B]Geneva
[C]Vienna
[D]Paris

Vienna

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