January 05, 2013

THE WEEKLY QUIZ - 1


30th DECEMBER - 5th JANUARY


(1) A controversy erupted in the country over the visa application of a former Pakistani player to visit the country for the India- Pakistan series in this week. Name him.
Zahir Abbas
Javed Miandad
Saqlain Mushtaq
Imran Khan

(2) Kailash Vijaywargiya is the Industrial Minister of which state?
Madhya Pradesh
Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
Rajasthan

(3) In which of the following hospitals in Gurgaon did India's first successful intestinal transplant take place?
Fortis
Apollo
Kanshi Ram Medical Centre
Medanta Medicity

(4) Stalin and Alagiri are the sons of which regional leader?
M Karunanidhi
H D Devegowda
N T Rama Rao
Y S Rajashekara Reddy

(5) Which former Supreme Court judge has been appointed by the Supreme Court to look into cases of alleged fake killings in the North-eastern state of Manipur?
Markand Katju
Fali Nariman
Santosh Hegde
Soli Sorabjee

(6) What is the name of the device invented by two Dutch brothers of Afghan origin to clear personnel mines?
Mine Tracer
Mine Sweeper
Mine Detector
Mine Kafon



(7) Name the French actor who has threatened to give up her French nationality if two elephants suffering from TB in a zoo in the country are put down.

Anne Belle

Clovis Cornillac

Brigitte Bardot

Elodie Bouchez


(8) Who is the first US lawmaker to take oath on the Bhagavat Gita - the sacred book of Hinduism?
Ami Bera
Tulasi Gabbard
Bobby Jindal
Nikki Randhawa

(9) Name the Chairman of an Internet major who has recently been asked by the US to cancel his private trip to North Korea.
Eric Schmidt
Carol Bartz
Jeffery P. Bazos
Timothy Cook

(10) Which former Aussie pacer became the latest inductee in the ICC Hall of Fame?
Michael Kasprowicz
Andy Bickel
Damien Fleming
Glenn McGrath

(11) Who tweeted the following
"Wondering what interest is served by continuing anonymity of #DelhiGangRape victim. Why not name and honour her as a real person with own identity?... Unless her parents object..."?

Digvijaya Singh
Mani Shankar Iyer
Shashi Tharoor
Ram Jethmalani

(12) The Chief Minister of which state has passed a 13 point resolution to provide better protection to women?
Gujarat
West Bengal
Delhi
Tamil Nadu

(13) Who is the new Chief of the Intelligence Bureau?
Nechal Sandhu
Alok Joshi
Syed Asif Ibrahim
Sanjeev Tripathia

(14) Gopal Kanda is an accused in the murder of which of the following person?
Geetika Sharma
Arushri Talwar
Jessica Lal
Priyadarshani Matto

(15) Which colour has been chosen as the official colour of the year 2013 by Pantone?
Orange
Emerald
Pink
Grey

(16) Name the current US Secretary of State.
Condoleeza Rice
Colin Powell
John Kerry
Hillary Clinton

(17) Which African country witnessed the tragic death of over 60 people on New Year's Eve?
Ghana
Sierra Leone
Ivory Coast
Liberia

(18) Facebook based games like Mafia Wars and Farmsville belong to which company?
EA Sports
Sierra Leone
Zygna
Compile Heart

(19) Who is the title sponsor of the Hockey India League>
DLF
Hero Moto Corp
Pepsi
Sahara

(20) Which of the following teams did not win its Premiere League match this week on Tuesday?
Aston Villa
Manchester United
Manchester City
West Ham United

(21) How many years of existence did the Internet complete this Tuesday?
25 years
40 years
30 years
35 years

(22) Who heads the committee appointed by the government to look into changes that need to be done in the law dealing with rape?
Justice Verma
Justice Nanavati
Justice Swaminathan
Justice Balakrishna

(23) According to reports, terrorist group Al Qaeda has occupied large parts of this country. Which country are we referring to here?
Somalia
Mali
Sudan
Ethiopia

(24) Name the Indian carrier whose flying license expired on 31st Decemeber, 2012.
Kingfisher
Jet Airways
Indigo
Go Air

(25) Who will lead the Indian Women's Cricket Team in the upcoming ICC Women's World Cup to be held in India?
Jhulan Goswami
Neetu David
Anjum Chopra
Mithali Raj

(26) Which English club does Luis Suarez represent?
Arsenal
Liverpool
Chelsea
Newcastle United

(27) Which two Indian cricketers who have represented the national side on few occasions, announced their retirement this week?
Ashish Kapoor and Nilesh Kulakarni
Shiv Sundar Das and Wasim Jaffer
Sunil Joshi and Abey Kuruvila
Sanjay Bangar and Sairaj Bhautule

(28) Abkaruddin Owaisi belongs to which political party?
Jammat-e-Islami
Democratic Secular Party
All India Muslim League
Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen

(29) With which musical instrument is M G Gopalakrishnan associated?
Violin
Sitar
Piano
Santoor

(30) Which right wing Hindu organization does Mohan Bhagwat head?
Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP)
Bajrang Dal
Rashtra Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

(31) Which of the following State Road Transport Undertakings has not made any profits in the year 2011-2012?
Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC)
Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC)
Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC)
Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC)

(32) Which of the following mid-air refueling aircraft will be inducted into the Indian Air Force in 2014?
Illyushin-78
Airbus 330 MRTT
F-11 Aardvark
Boeing KC-747

(33) Which South American country claims sovereignty over the Falkland Islands which is a part of the British Overseas Territory?
Argentina
Brazil
Ecuador
Chile

(34) Vanitha Narayanan has been appointed as the Managing Director of which multinational company's India unit?
IBM
SAP
Oracle
Lenovo

(35) With which of the following aviation company is Jet Airways in talks to sell a stake in the company?
Cathay Pacific
Qatar Airlines
Emirates
Etihad

(36) Name the Pakistani opener who scored back to back centuries against India in the ODI series this week.
Imran Nazir
Mohammed Hafeez
Nasir Jamshed
Younis Khan