Print Version : Mega Quiz November (Second)

1.Ayappa Masagi is a well known figure in which of the following?
(A)Constructive Work
(B)Gandhian Thoughts
(C)Water Literacy
(D)Welfare of Women and Children
(E)None of them
Answer:Ayyappa Masagi is known for Water Literacy Foundation. She was recently awarded the 2009 Jamna Lal Bajaj Foundation Awards
2.In which of the following Field “Devang Mehta awards” are given?
(A)Social Works
(D)Information Technology
(E)Environment conservation
Answer:Information Technology
3.Recently Sri Lankan scientist Devika Periera was in news. He has won the coveted ‘Vestergaard Frandsen’ award among the SAARC nations for his contribution to which of the following?
(A)Research on Cancer Treatment
(B)Studies on Malarial Vectors
(C)Studies on Prenatal care
(D)Studies on Environmental protection
(E)Studies in the field of Space technology
Answer:Studies on Malarial Vectors
4.Which of the following companies has received the BSNL’s “Best Telecom Equipment Manufacturer” Award?
(A)Delta Group
(B)Star Link
(C)Accord Communication Ltd
(D)Twin Telecom
(E)None of them
Answer:Delta Group
5.Which of the following personalities in India have recently won UNESCO’s Kalinga Award?
(A)Prof. Yash Pal
(B)Anil Kakodkar
(C)Raghunath Anant Mashelkar
(D)Amartya Sen
(E)None of them
Answer:Prof. Yash Pal
6.Who among the following was felicitated with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 11th Mumbai Film Festival recently?
(A)Dilip Kumar
(B)Amitabh Bachchan
(C)Jaya Bachchan
Answer:Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Greek film maestro Theo Angelopoulos honoured with International Lifetime Achievement Award

7.What was Indian Kabaddi team’s achievement in the recently concluded Asian Indoor Games?
(A)Gold medal
(B)Silver medal
(C)Bronze medal
(D)No Medal
Answer:Gold medal
8.How many Gold medal were begged by the Indian participants in the recently concluded Asian Indoor Games?
Answer:6 Gold, 9 Silver and 25 Bronze medals with a total of 40 medals.
9.Melanne Verveer is a United States Ambassador of Barak Obama for which of the following ? (She was recently in India)
(A)Global Disarmament
(B)Global women’s issues
(C)Global Climate Changes
(D)Global Trade Issues
(E)None of the above
Answer:Global women’s issues
10.Which among the following team won the2009 Asia Cup final women’s Hockey ?
(E)None of them
Answer:China defeated India by 3-5
11.Which among the following is correct about S Robson Walton ?
(A)US ambassador
(B)An Industrialist
(C)A Scientist
(D)A World Famous Author
(E)None of them
Answer:Industrialist , currently chairman of the worldwide company Wal-Mart
12.Recently who among the following has broken the record of Sachin Tendulkar by scoring 439 runs against Indian Education Society in the U-16 inter school Harris Shield three-day match in November?
(A)Sarfaraz Khan
(B)Ayan Sethi
(C)Ravi Kulkarni
(D)Vinkas Godbole
(E)None of them
Answer:Sarfaraz Khan
13.Fredrik Reinfeldt was recently on an official visit to India, He is Prime Minister of which of the following European countries? Hint: He also met Bindeshwar Pathak of Sulabh who was given Stockholm Water prize recently.
(E)None of them
Answer:Sweden. Stockholm Water prize is also a Swedish Award, Stockholm capital of Sweden
14.India and the European Union (EU) recently signed an agreement for civil nuclear cooperation and hoped to conclude by 2010 a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to boost trade and investment. How many countries are members of EU?
15.Which of the following treaty is related to the establishment of European Union ? (signed in 1993)
(A)Berlin Declaration
(B)Treaty of Maastricht
(C)Valletta treaty
(D)Merger Treaty
(E)None of the above
Answer:Treaty of Maastricht
16.Who among the following is conferred with G D Birla Award for Scientific Research for the year 2009.?
(A)Professor Manindra Aggarwal
(B)Professor Partha Chatterjee
(C)Professor R. Vaidyanathan
(D)Dr. Krishna Dev Kumar
(E)Professor Shekhar Singh
Answer:Professor Manindra Aggarwal, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, has been awarded 19th G D Birla Award for Scientific Research for the year 2009.
17.Who among the following has won ‘Best Male Cricketer of the year award’ during ‘Sahara Indian Sports Awards’ held recently?
(A)Sachin Tendulkar
(B)Gautam Gambhir
(C)MS Dhoni
(D)Rahul Dravid
(E)None of them
Answer:Gautam Gambhir
18.Who among the following is the winner of C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award 2009?
(A)Gundappa Vishvanath
(B)Mohinder Amarnath
(C)Kapil Dev
(D)Sri Nath
(E)None of them
Answer:Mohinder Amarnath, Gundappa Vishvanath is 2008 winner
19.With which of the following countries India recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Bamboo.?
Answer:Columbia, India and Columbia have signed a Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPPA) and a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation
20.What is “Glonass”?
(A)A missile
(B)A Satellite
(C)A Satellite Navigation System
(D)A Global Positioning system
(E)None of them
Answer:A Satellite Navigation System
21.Which of the following Karnataka cricketers has been appointed as Vice President of Karnataka State Wildlife Board recently?
(A)Robin Uthappa
(B)Gundappa Vishvanath
(C)Anil Kumble
(D)Javagal Srinath
(E)Venkatesh Prasad
Answer:Anil Kumble
22.Which of the following states recently became the first state in the country to launch the Gram Panchayati Banking outpost to make wages payment directly to the NREGA beneficiaries through the electronic mode?
(E)Madhya Pradesh
23.Prestigious Golden Whistle Award is an international award given by International Hockey Federation to which of the following?
(A)Hockey Goal Keeper
(B)Hockey Player
(C)Hockey Empire
(D)Hockey Coach
(E)None of the above
Answer:It is given to Hockey Empire who completes umpiring of 100 international matches. Recently Satinder Kumar has become the first Indian umpire to get the golden whistle from the International Hockey Federation
24.In context with the international maritime disputes, what does CLCS stands for?
(A)Consortium on the Laws of the Continental Sea
(B)Commission on the Laws of the Continental Sea
(C)Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf
(D)Consortium on the Limits of the Continental Shelf
(E)None of them
Answer:Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, It is a UN body and recently Bangladesh has taken an issue with it for a dispute over territory in Bay of Bengal
25.Which among the following has recently launched “Visiting Fellows in Art, Culture and Heritage’?
(A)Jawahar Lal Nehru University
(B)Indian Council of Cultural Relations
(C)Govt. of India
(D)Indira Gandhi National Open University
(E)None of them
Answer:Govt. of India. It’s a scheme launched to encourage serious research into India’s cultural resources is being introduced to revitalize the various institutions under the Culture Ministry
26.Who among the following is the winner of Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration 2009?
(A)Ved Bhasin
(B)Praful Bidwai
(C)Balraj Puri
(D)Vinod Dua
(E)M. J. Akbar
Answer:Balraj Puri, leading Indian Political commentator and human rights activist.Padmabhushan 2005
27.Who among the following is the winner of Indira Gandhi Prize 2009?
(A)Nelson Mandela
(B)Sheikh Hasina
(C)Aung San Suu Kyi
(D)Azim Premji
(E)None of the above
Answer:Bill Gates Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development on behalf of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation July 2009 was for the year 2007 and Sheikh Haseena has ben chosen for 2009 award.
28.Ministry of which of the following countries has recently launched a project – ”pmIndia Linking High Potentials” in India which aims at interlinking the scientific-technological cooperation the field of print and media technology?
Answer:Germany, Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research has launched this project in India which is a part of 2 years research campaign
29.In which of the following sports India recently won a single Gold medal in 18th Asian Athletics Championships were held in Guangzhou, China in November, 2009?
(A)Pole vault
(B)Triple jump
(C)Shot put
(D)Hammer throw
(E)110 meters hurdles
Answer:Shot put, Om Prakash Singh won this only Gold medal
30.Which among the following is correct term for Joseph Abraham?
(A)track and field athlete
(B)Disc Thrower
(E)None of them
Answer:track and field athlete He recently won Silver medal for India in 400 metres hurdles in 2009 Asian Athletics Championships, Guang Zhou China
31.What is the per day Pocket Allowance given by Government of India to players and other members of the Indian contingent who are deputed as part of the official contingent for the participation in major international sports events abroad?
(A)USD 15 per day
(B)USD 20 per day
(C)USD 25 per day
(D)USD 30 per day
(E)USD 35 per day
Answer:USD 25 per day. The new decision was taken on November 11, 2009. Govt. decided to give USD 25 per day per head as pocket money to Indian sportspersons playing abroad.
32.Which of the following Indian American has been recently nominated as Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) by President Barak Obama?
(A)Kalpenn Modi
(B)Rajiv Shah
(C)Aneesh Chopra
(D)Sonal Shah
(E)None of them
Answer:Rajiv Shah
33.Stephen Harper who was recently in India and whose country signed two MOUs with India is Prime minister of ___?
(E)None of them
Answer:Canada the two MOU’s signed are 1. formulate the parameters of a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement 2. cooperation in Energy
34.Which among the following is correct about Microsoft DreamSpark programme?
(A)It’s an scholarship by Microsoft for students worldwide
(B)It’s a software programme recently released by Microsoft
(C)It’s a programme of Microsoft which provides students with software design and development tools
(D)It’s a charity programme run jointly by Microsoft and Bill & Melinda gates Foundation
(E)None of the above
Answer:It’s a programme of Microsoft which provides students with software design and development tools. Expanded in 80 countries.
35.Channel Islands are a group of British Isles consisting of the islands of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, Herm, Jethou, Brechou, and Lihou . For which of the following they are best known?
(A)Sex Tourism
(B)Tax heavens
(C)Crude oil deposits
(D)Casinos and Gambling heavens
(E)Wine yards
Answer:Tax heavens
36.Amar Jawan Jyoti, the memorial at the India Gate, was set up to pay homage to the Indian soldiers who died in which of the following?
(A)First World War
(B)Second World War
(C)Indo Pak War of 1965
(D)Sino India War 1962
(E)Indo Pak War 1971
Answer:Indo pak War 1971
37.Which of the following has recently emerges as India no. 1 place to travel as per a survey by the ‘Traveller’ magazine of world’s greatest places ?
(E)New Delhi
Answer:Rajasthan on no. 19, Kerala 24, Agra 30 places
38.Which of the following companies has recently launched India’s largest Transmission Line Research and Tower Testing Centre at Kancheepuram district, near Chennai?
(A)Hindustan Construction Company
(B)Larsen and Toubro
(C)Unitech Group
(D)Punj Lloyd
(E)None of them
Answer:Larsen and Toubro
39.Paris Masters is related to which of the following sports?
(A)Table Tennis
(D)Lawn Tennis
(E)None of them
Answer:Lawn Tennis
40.Recently River Tourism has made a mark in India as Inland Waterways Authority of India initiative, the Pandaw cruise vessel hold a Cruise on River Ganga for the first time. This cruise was between______ ?
(A)Rishikesh Haridwar
(B)Kolkata Varanasi
(C)Kanpur Allahabad
(D)Varanasi Patna
(E)None of the above
Answer:Kolkata Varanasi
41.Which of the following world heritage sites of India were displayed in the UNESCO World Heritage Commemorative Medal programme recently launched in New Delhi on occasion of the 64 years of UNESCO-India cooperation?
(A)Taj Mahal,
(B)Buddhist monuments at Sanchi
(C)Great Living Chola Temples
(D)Humayun’s tomb
(E)all of above
Answer:All of above
42.Which among the following statements are correct regarding the “Passport Seva” project offer, which recently missed its third deadline of November 13?
(A)Its an e-governance initiative of Ministry of External affairs
(B)It envisages giving passports in 3 days
(C)TCS has been awarded the contract implementing the project since in October 2008
(D)Bangalore has been chosen for the Pilot project
(E)All of above are correct statements
Answer:All of above are correct statements.
43.Where is located the office of WIPO Worldwide Academy ?
(E)New York
44.04 December is observed as Indian Navy day to remember Indian Navy’s significant role in the bombing of Karachi harbor in the 1971 war. What name was given to this operation?
(A)Operation Thunderbolt
(B)Operation Black Harbor
(C)Operation Trident
(D)Operation Triveni
(E)Operation Dwarka
Answer:Operation Trident was the name. Operation Dwarka, also known as Operation Somnath, was the popular name given to Pakistan Navy’s attack on the Indian coastal town of Dwarka on 7 September 1965.
45.Which of the following dates in December is observed as Armed Forces Flag Day in India ?
Answer:7 December since 1949
46.Which among the following is not correctly matched ?
(A)December 1 – World AIDS Day
(B)December 5 – International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
(C)December 7 – International Civil Aviation Day
(D)December 10 – Human Rights Day
(E)All are correctly matched
Answer:All are correctly Matched
47.Which among the following is Not correctly matched ?
(A)December 11 – International Mountain Day
(B)December 18 – International Migrants Day
(C)December 19 – United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
(D)December 20 – International Human Solidarity Day
(E)All are correctly matched
Answer:all are correctly matched
48.In which of the following country Kwanzaa , a week-long celebration is held honoring African heritage and culture?
(A)South Africa
(B)United States
(E)None of them
Answer:United States
49.Which of the following is observed as AIDS Awareness Month ?
(E)None of them
50.Which among the following is International Year of Forests?

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