Quiz 445: Current Events and General Awareness Questions

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  Porunthal is located?
Which city is situated on the banks of Tiber River?
Which of the following central paramilitary forces does not have its headquarters in New Delhi?
Sylheti language is a dialect of which of the following languages ?
Which of the following Sikh Guru is know to have completed the Harmandir Sahib?
Which of the following Union Territories are included in the National Horticulture Mission?
Which among the following provisions was not provided by the Charter Act of 1833?
Which among the following was first Municipal Corporation of India (Established in 1687)?
Which among the following day celebrated as National Voters Day ?
Which among the following acid is NOT a Vitamin ?


  1. promil

    October 29, 2010 at 11:08 pm

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

  2. Anonymous

    October 30, 2010 at 5:28 am

    dear sir help me

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

  3. sudhir

    October 30, 2010 at 8:45 am


    promil check it here :)

  4. harshita

    October 30, 2010 at 10:55 am

    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).

  5. harshita

    October 30, 2010 at 11:32 am

    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.

  6. Admin

    October 30, 2010 at 8:40 pm

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

  7. Admin

    October 30, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    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.

  8. Anonymous

    October 31, 2010 at 2:05 am

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

  9. harshita

    October 31, 2010 at 4:51 am

    thank you sir :)

  10. Anonymous

    November 1, 2010 at 12:48 am

    Thankyou sir,
    Really the best site for GK

  11. Anonymous

    November 20, 2010 at 11:19 pm

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

  12. rajesh

    November 23, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    sorry for first question the answer is A.

  13. ram

    May 10, 2011 at 5:52 am

    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


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