Quiz 445: Current Events and General Awareness

1.Year 2011 has been officially designated by the United Nations as which one of the following?
(A)International Year of Biotechnology
(B)International Year of Space Science
(C)International Year of Chemistry
(D)International Year of Physics

2.The Transits of Venus are one of the rarest of predictable astronomical phenomena and currently occur in a pattern that repeats every 243 years with pairs of transits separating by 8 years. In which year, the next transit of Venus is taking place ?

3.Recently, a village Porunthal came into the news as archeological excavations have established it one of the largest glass bead-manufacturing site in southern India dating back to 2nd century BC to 1st century AD. In which state is located Porunthal?
(B)Tamil Nadu
(D)Andhra Pradesh

4.In which country are located the Marange Diamond fields, as this country was recently allowed by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme to sell the diamonds in the international markets agreeing that Marange is Conflict Free?
(D)Sierra Leone

5.Which among the following cities is located on the banks of Tiber River?

6.Which of the following runs the Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (LINKS) Programme, under which recently a comprehensive dossier on Jarawa Tribes of Andaman & Nicobar island was released for the first time in 150 years?
(A)Ministry of Culture, Government of India
(C)World Heritage Committee
(D)Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India

7.Rajarajesvaram temple, which was built exactly 1,000 years ago by emperor Rajaraja Chola I, the greatest monarch of the Chola dynasty in 1010 is devoted to which of the following deities?

8.Which of the following central paramilitary forces does not have its headquarters in New Delhi?
(A)Border Security Force
(B)Indo-Tibetan Border Police
(C)Assam Rifles
(D)Rastriya Rifles

9.Sylheti language is a dialect of which of the following languages ?

10.Which of the following Sikh Guru is know to have completed the Harmandir Sahib?
(A)Guru Arjun Dev
(B)Guru Ram Das
(C)Guru Har Gobind
(D)Guru Amar Das

11.Which of the following Union Territories are included in the National Horticulture Mission?
(A)Andaman & Nicobar Island and Pondicherry
(B)Andaman & Nicobar Island & Lakhsadweep
(C)Andaman & Nicobar Island and Daman & Diu
(D)Andaman & Nicobar Island, Pondicherry and Lakshadweep

12.Which among the following provisions was not provided by the Charter Act of 1833?
(A)Governor General of Bengal was made the Governor General of India
(B)Government of Bombay and Madras were deprived of their legislative powers
(C)The activities of East India Company as a commercial entity ended
(D)The Portfolio system was given a statutory Recognition

13.Which among the following was first Municipal Corporation of India (Established in 1687)?

14.Which among the following date has been fixed for National Voters Day ?
(A)January 26
(B)January 25
(C)January 24
(D)January 28

15.Which among the following acid is NOT a Vitamin ?
(A)Folic Acid
(B)Oleic Acid
(C)Pantothenic Acid
(D)Ascorbic Acid

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  • promil

    sir, plz give explaination for answer of Q no. 2

  • Anonymous

    dear sir help me

    Q- which is the poorest region in the woeld
    a) Asia
    b) Sub saharan africa
    c) Latin america

  • sudhir


    promil check it here :)

  • harshita

    Promil, for details of transit of venus please go through the wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transit_of_Venus

    Sir, "Naional Horticulture Mission" includes all the states and Union territories except the eight North Eastern States including Sikkim and the States of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, which are covered under another Mission called the "Technology Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture in the North Eastern States" (TMNE).

  • harshita

    Sir, According to a source (wiki), the oldest municipal corporation in India is Madras(1688),and also it says that Kolkata Municipal Corporation is the first Municipal corporation in India established in 1876.
    Please clear the confusion.

  • Admin

    The Scheme is being implemented in 367 district covering 18 States and 3 UTs in the country. Check This

  • Admin

    Madras was the first to have a Municipal Coroporation in 1687 and two presidency towns of Bombay and Calcutta joined the league in 1720. But they were given municipal status under the acts of 1720 abd 1850. At the time of Mayo's Resolution 1870, there were around 190 municipalities in British India.

  • Anonymous

    Q- which is the poorest region in the woeld
    Sub saharan africa

  • harshita

    thank you sir :)

  • Anonymous

    Thankyou sir,
    Really the best site for GK

  • Anonymous

    1.)in which yr voter day was announced?
    2.)wat is the role of Oleic Acid?

  • rajesh

    sorry for first question the answer is A.

  • ram

    Year 2011 has been officially designated by the United Nations as

    The United Nations Forum on Forests met this morning to launch preparations for the 2011 International Year of Forests

    Link: http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2007/envdev920.doc.htm