January 08, 2013

THE WEEKLY QUIZ - 2


6TH JANUARY - 12 JANUARY


NATION & POLITICS


(1) Name the NDA leader who has called Mohan Bhagwat's remark on marriages as "shallow".
Subramanyam Swami
Parkash Singh Badal
Sharad Yadav
Raj Thackeray

(2) Who is M M Pallam Raju?
He is the Union Minister for Sports.
He is the Union Minister for Human Resource Development.
He is the Union Minister for Telecom.
He is the Union Minister for Aviation.

(3) Which district in West Bengal reported  clashes between TMC and CPM workers this Tuesday?
South 24 Pargana
North 24 Pargana
Midnapur
Purulia

(4) Who is the chief of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS)?
Raj Thackeray
Uddhav Thackeray
Bindu Madhav Thackeray
Jaidev Thackeray

(5) The assassins of which former PM were honoured by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandak Committeee (SGPC) on Sunday?
Indira Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
Lal Bahadur Shastri
Morarji Desai

(6) This party withdrew its support to the BJP led Jharkhand government reducing it to a minority. Which party are we taking about?
Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM)
All Jharkhand Student Union (AJSU)
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)
Janata Dal (United)

(7) Which of the following God-man has stirred a controversy for suggesting that the Delhi gang rape victim was responsible for the whole incident as much as her rapists?
Sri Sri Ravishanker
Swami Nithyanand
Ramdev Baba
Asharam Bapu

(8) Name the prestigious technical institute that has increased its annual fees by Rs. 40000.
Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc)
All Indian Institute of Medical Institute (AIMS)
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
Indian Institute of Management (IIM)

(9) The Delhi High Court has ordered daily hearing of paternity case against a former CM. Whom are we referring to?
Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
N D Tiwari
B C Khanduri
Bhagat Singh Koshiyari

(10) Which south Indian city is hosting the 11th Bharatiya Pravasi Divas?
Vishakapattinam
Mysore
Kochi
Coimbatore

(11) A girl tried to commit suicide in the presence of the CM of her state when he was attending the function - Janta ki Darbar mein Mukya Mantri. In which state did this incident take place?
Bihar
Maharashtra
Goa
Mizoram

(12) Which of the following mobile manufacturer is under the scanner of the Income Tax department for tax evasion?
Samsung
Nokia
Motorola
Sony

(13) A regiment of the Pakistani army raided an Indian check post in Jammu & Kashmir and killed two jawans. In which sector did this clash took place?
Kargil
Krishnagiri
Poonch
Mendhar

(14) Against which Congress spokesperson has TV actor and BJP leader Smriti Irani filed a defamation suit  in a Delhi Court?
Abhisek Manu Singhvi
Jayanti Natrajan
Girija Vyas
Sanjay Nirupam

(15) Enforcement Directorate has attached assets worth hundreds of crores allegedly belonging to a political leader in South India?
B S Yeddyurappa
Jagan Reddy
J Jayalalitha
Dayanidhi Maran

(16) Who inaugurated GIFT - Gujarat International Finance Tec-City?
Shankar Singh Vaghela
Lal Krishna Advani
Keshubahi Patel
Narendra Modi

(17) Which of the former DGP of Karnataka got temporary relief when his plea against a High Court order was allowed by the Supreme Court?
A R Infant
Sri Kumar
Lakrukhuma Pachau
Shankar M Bidari

(18) Who is the Union Secretary for Water Resource?
Narendra Chandra
Vinod Kumar Duggal
Dhurv Vijay Singh
Ramaswamy R Iyer

(19) Who is the governor of West Bengal?
H R Bharadwaj
Kamla Beniwal
M K Narayanan
Syed Ahmed

(20) A girder collapse killed one construction worker at a metro site in a southern metro. Which city are we referring to?
Chennai
Bangalore
Thiruvananthapuram
Hyderabad

(21) Which central armed police force lost 10 of its men in a Naxal attack in Latehar district of Jharkhand?
Central industrial Security Force (CISF)
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
Special Frontier Force (SFF)
National Security Guards (NSG)

(22) With which of the following country were border talks held in New Delhi?
Nepal
Pakistan
Bangladesh
China

(23) Name the veteran politician who joined the National People's Party on 6th January.
Tariq Anwar
V C Shukla
P A Sangma
Amar Singh

(24) Who amongst the following is the main accused in the 2008 Bangalore blasts?
Farooq Siddiqi
Akbaruddin Owaisi
Riyaz Bhatkal
Abdul Naseer Madani

(25) Which of the following central armed forces was given the job of guarding 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab?
Border Security Force (BSF)
Sashasthra Seema Bal (SSB)
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
Special Protection Group (SPG)

(26) Which Union Territory has made overcoat compulsory for girls?
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Delhi
Daman and Diu
Pondicherry

(27) A fire at an Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) terminal resulted in the death of 3 people. Which place are we referring to?
Sewri
Hazira
Panipat
Barauni

(28) Which former Army general has accused the UPA government of planting spy bugs in his house?
V K Singh
Deepak Kapoor
Niraml Chander Vij
Joginder Jaswangt Singh


INTERNATIONAL


(1) Who is the President of Syria?
Bashar al-Assad
Hamid Karzai
Mahmood Ahmedinejad
Asif Ali Zardari

(2) An ex American commander in Afghanistan has claimed in his memoirs that relations between the Pentagon and the White House have turned sour after Obama came to power. Name him.
David McKiernan
David Rodriguez
Stanley McChrystal
David Petreaus

(3) Which country mentioned below is not amongst the top five nations dubbed as the hub of illegal migrants in the UK?
China
South Africa
India
Nigeria

(4) According to the Global Language Survey, which is the top name of the year 2012?
Malala
Obama
Psy
Kate Middleton

(5) Name the disease which has resulted in the death of over 100 people in the US in the last few days.
Malaria
Flu
Measles
SARS

(6) Which of the following South Asian country's lawmakers voted to impeach the Chief Justice?
Sri Lanka
Bangladesh
Pakistan
Nepal

(7) Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is the chief spiritual advisor of which Israeli political party?
Yisrael Beiteinu
Kadima
Likud
Shas

(8) Name the secret operation in which the Scotland Yards recovered artifacts bearing images of Hindu Gods across London.
Operation Ganesh
Operation Maxim
Operation Checkmate
Operation Bharat

(9) According to reports, which airbase in Northern Syria has been captured by the rebels fighting the government headed by Bashar al-Assad on 11th January?
Taftanaz
Aleppo
Kweires
Mannagh

(10) Who is the President of Israel?
Ariel Sharon
Benjamin Netanyahu
Shimon Peres
Golda Mier

(11) The Head of the State of which of the following countries appointed around 20 per cent women to the consultative Shura Council?
Jordan
United Arab Emirates
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia

(12) Which communist leader marked his birthday by sending a kg of candy to every child in his country?
Kim Jong-un
Xi Jinping
Raul Castro
Truong Tan Sang

(13) Which of the following countries witnessed wildfires throughout this week?
Indonesia
Australia
Uganda
Argentina

(14) Halimah Yacob is the first woman Speaker of which country?
Malaysia
East Timor
Singapore
Thailand

(15) Name the African country that has signed a peace accord with the Seleka rebels.
Sierra Leone
Central African Republic
Mali
Western Sahara

(16) Give the full form of FARC.
Revolutionary Armed Forces of China
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cambodia
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Congo
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia

(17) Which Somalian city did French commando forces attack this week to rescue a hostage?
Bosaso
Borama
Mogadishu
Berbera

(18) In which country is Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez recovering from complexities resulting from a cancer surgery?
Chile
Uruguay
Peru
Cuba

(19) In which European city were three Kurdish women shot dead this week?
Amsterdam
Paris
Berlin
Madrid

(20) Chinese authorities sent 2 J-10 fighters to East China Sea after one of its Y-8 aircraft was closely scouted by F-15 fighters of another country. Name that country.
Japan
United States
United Kingdom
Vietnam

(21) Militant sect Laskar e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and separatist group United Baluch Army have claimed responsibility for separate blasts in a Pakistani city. Which city are we referring to?
Peshawar
Lahore
Karachi
Quetta


SPORTS



(1) Who won the ATP Chennai Open 2013 on Sunday?
Roberto Bautists Agut
Janko Tipsarevic
Benoit Paire
Aljaz Bedene

(2) Who was declared as the Man of the Match in the 3rd ODI between India and Pakistan?
Saeed Ajmal
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Misbah ul-Haq
Ishant Sharma

(3) Who is the only Australian to score an ODI hundred on debut?
Ricky Ponting
Phil Hughes
Michael Clarke
Steve Waugh

(4) Which of the following South African batsmen did not score a ton in the first innings of the second test against Kiwis?
Graeme Smith
Hashim Amla
Faf du Plessis
Dean Edgar

(5) Name the Aussie cricketer who retired from the longer format of the game after the Test series against Sri Lanka.
Glen McGrath
Damien Martin
Michael Hussey
Michael Beven

(6) Which English player has signed a full contract with the ECB?
Andrew Flintoff
Kevin Pietersen
Andrew Strauss
Markus Threscothik

(7) Sharne Warne was involved in an ugly confrontation with which West Indian player during a Big Bash T20 match?
Dwayne Bravo
Darren Sammy
Ramnaresh Sarwan
Marlon Samuels

(8) Which team beat Karnataka to enter the semi finals of the Ranji Trophy?
Saurashtra
Mumbai
Uttar Pradesh
Services

(9) Which Real Madrid defender has been banned for 5 matches for hurling abuses at the referee and his assistant?
Marcelo Viera
Raphael Varane
Sergio Ramos Garcia
Alvaro Arbeloa Coca

(10) Which country will host the latest edition of Africa Cup of Nations football tournament?
South Africa
Morocco
Ivory Coast
Ghana

(11) Against which country has the AITA selected a second string side for the next Davis Cup tie following revolt by players?
Argentina
Philippines
Serbia
South Korea

(12) Which footballer won the Ballon D'Or this year?
Christiano Ronaldo
Robin Van Persie
Lionnel Messi
Fernando Torres


ENTERTAINMENT 



(1) Which of the following film industries observed a day long fast this Monday to protest against service tax imposed by the Centre?
Bollywood
Sandalwood
Kollywood
Mollywood

(2) Which Hollywood actor has announced that he is visiting China via Weibo - the Chinese version of Twitter?
Harrison Ford
Richard Gere
George Clooney
Brad Pitt

(3) A southern superstar has complained that he is getting threats ahead of the release of his movie on 11th January. Who are we referring to?
Kamal Hassan
Rajnikant
Dhanush
Surya

(4) Who is the director of the Bollywood movie Matru ke Bijlee ka Mandola?
Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra
Anurag Basu
Vishal Bharadwaj
Anurag Kashyap

(5) Name the British TV icon who police claimed on Friday had abused hundreds of people under the pretext of charity.
Brendon Coogan
Nick Baker
Sir Jimmy Savile
Craig Doyle


BUSINESS


(1) According to the data released by the RBI, by how much has India's forex reserves declined for the week ending 4th January?
$ 0.5 billion
$ 1.5 billion
$ 2.5 billion
$ 3.5 billion

(2) This country's Parliament has approved a new tax legislation to boost by $ 3 billion. Name it.
Italy
Spain
Portugal
Greece

(3) Which of the following is not amongst the private entities looking to pick up a stake in Rs. 300 crore Ratnakar bank?
Aditya Birla Private Equity
Bank of America
Faering Capital
Norwest Ventures Partners

(4) According to a report by Heritage Foundation, what is India's rank on economic freedom in the world?
125
128
114
119

(5) Name the airline that announced a special rate of Rs. 2013 for all routes on its domestic network on Friday?
IndiGo
Spice Jet
Jet Lite
Kingfisher

(6) Which of the following group has agreed to invest Rs. 14,000 crore in Gujarat's port and water related sectors?
Birla
Essar
Tata
Sahara

(7) From which private Indian bank is Australian Company Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilizers seeking $ 3.7 billion in a coal case?
ICICI
HDFC
Yes Bank
ING Vyasa


MISCELLANEOUS


(1) According to a UK based dating website on which date of the year do most illicit affairs start?
6th January
7th January
9th January
10th January

(2) Nasa's spacecraft Curiosity is collecting data about which heavenly body?
Moon
Jupiter
Sun
Mars

(3) What is Sulcavis geeorum?
A newly discovered species of early cats.
A newly discovered species of early primates.
A newly discovered species of early birds.
A newly discovered species of early butterflies.