January 14, 2013

THE WEEKLY QUIZ - 3


13TH JANUARY - 19TH JANUARY


NATION & POLITICS

(1) Who is the Chief of the Indian army?
Joginder Jaswant Singh
Bikram Singh
Vijay Kumar Singh
Deepak Kapoor

(2) Swami Nirmalanandanatha, an IIT alumnus was recently appointed as the pontiff of which mutt?
Gokarna
Kashi
Shrengeri
Adichunchanagiri

(3) What is the venue of Maha Kumbh Mela held this week?
Allahabad
Ujjain
Nashik
Hardwar

(4) Who is the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir?
Ghulam Nabi Azad
Mufti Mohammed Saeed
Omar Abdullah
Farooq Abdullah

(5) Name the martyred jawan whose mother and wife were on a four day hunger strike protesting against the brutal manner in which he was killed by the Pakistani troops along the LoC.
Lance Naik Hemraj Singh
Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh
Lance Naik Suryakiran Singh
Lance Naik Harkishan Singh

(6) Which of the following historic bridges was damaged when a naval ship rammed into it this week?
Howrah bridge
Vidya Sagar Setu
Naranarayan Setu
Pamban rail bridge

(7) Vice President Hamid Ansari is on a state visit to this South East Asian country to boost trade and other ties. Which country are we referring to?
Laos
Cambodia
Vietnam
Indonesia

(8) Members of which political party interrupted the practice session of the Mumbai Magicians to protests against Pakistani players being allowed to take part in the Hockey India League?
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Shiv Sena
Indian National Congress (INC)

(9) Which of the following cities witnessed a hospital fire that injured atleast three new born babies on Sunday?
Bikaner
Jodhpur
Udaipur
Jaisalmer

(10) A Chief Minister of an Indian state said the following - "We showed how a kite can draw the world to X." Which state does X stand for?
Bihar
Maharashtra
Uttar Pradesh
Gujarat

(11) Which former Gujarat minister has been named by the CBI in the Tulsiram Prajapati case?
Kesubhai Patel
Maya Kodnani
Hiren Pandya
Amit Shah

(12) Who is the architect of the Rashtrapati Bhavan?
Gertrude Jekyll
Edwin Lutyens
Herbert Baker
Charles Voysey

(13) Which city hosted the Chintan Shivir of the Congress?
Jaipur
Chandigarh
Shimla
Mumbai

(14) Lt General K T Parnaik heads which command of the Indian army?
Southern Command
Western Command
Northern Command
Eastern Command

(15) Which party does former Haryana CM Omprakash Chautala belong to?
Lok Janshakthi Party (LJP)
Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD)
Indian National Lok Dal (INLD)
People's Party of Punjab (PPP)

(16) Give the full form of DMRC.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
Delhi Mahanagar Rail Corporation
Delhi Mono Rail Corporation
Delhi Multiline Rail Corporation

(17) A 58 year old Kolkata businessman underwent a surgery worth Rs. 1.5 crore to place a ventricular assist device (VAD) to the left ventricle.Where did the surgery take place?
Berlin
New York
Singapore
London

(18) Which Team Anna member is associated with the NGOs - Navjyoti Indian Foundation and Indian Vision Foundation?
Manish Sisodia
Arvind Kejriwal
Kiran Bedi
Bharat Bhushan

(19) Name the Indian painter who is furious with the government over the deterioration of a painting which she had gifted to the Kolkata Metro.
Anjolie Ela Menon
Arpita Singh
Bharati Kher
Rooma Mehera

(20) The Renkoji Temple in Japan is associated with which Indian leader?
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
Chandrasekhar Azad
Lala Lajpat Rai
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

(21) For how many years has a US District Court sentenced terror accused Tahawwur Rana this Thursday?
Twenty One
Seven
Fourteen
Twenty Eight

(22) Which of the following civilian planes have been grounded in many countires across the world including India over safety concerns?
Boeing 747
Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Air Bus A318
Air Bus A380

(23) From when will the fast track court start its hearing in the Delhi Rape and Murder case?
January 21
January 22
January 23
January 24

(24) Who is the Pakistani envoy to India?
Shahid Malik
Shamshad Ahmad
Salman Bashir
Raiz Khokkar

(25) Which of the following Indian states is under President's rule?
Chhattisgarh
Madhya Pradesh
Rajasthan
Jharkhand

(26) Name the leader form Bihar who has said that the 2014 General elections will be bipolar contest between the 'Secular' and the 'Communal' block.
Ram Vilas Paswan
Nitesh Kumar
Sharad Yadav
Lalu Prasad Yadav

(27) Who amongst the following has bagged 31 degrees during his six year imprisonment term?
Devang Patel
Sohan Patel
Bhanu Patel
Manoj Patel

(28) Recently, naxals in Chhattisgarh fired upon an army helicopter which was on a rescue mission. In which district did this incident occur?
Dantewada
Sukma
Bastar
Narayanpur

(29) Two marines of which country are under trail for the killings of 2 fishermen from Kerala in the Arabian Sea?
United Kingdom
France
Spain
Italy

INTERNATIONAL

(1) Which country hosted the second largest Islamic congregation - World Muslim Conference this week?
Pakistan
Bangladesh
Indonesia
Saudi Arabia

(2) Name the Pakistan province which was placed under Governor's rule this Monday.
Baluchistan
Sindh
Punjab
North West Frontier Province

(3) Which former Egyptian leader's appeal for retrial has been accepted by a court?
Muammar al-Gadaffi
Saddam Hussein
Hosni Mubarak
Bashar al-Assad

(4) Who is the President of France?
Jacques Chirac
Nicolas Sarkozy
Francois Mitterrand
Francois Hollande

(5) In a map made available this week China has claimed several contentious islands in the South China Sea. Which of the following countries does not have any territorial dispute with China regarding islands in the South China Sea?
Brunei
Philippines
Vietnam
North Korea

(6) In which country has France sent it troops to prevent seizure of power by Al-Qaeda backed militants?
Ethiopia
Sudan
Mali
Tunisia

(7) Which Pakistani cleric led a march to Islamabad to protest against corruption and criminalizaion of politics?
Hafeez Saeed
Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri
Tarik Jamil
Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri

(8) The White House has rejected the petition of the people of this US state to secede from the American Union. Which state are we referring to?
California
Alaska
Hawaii
Texas

(9) Who is the chief of the Red Cross?
Peter Maurer
Emil Sandstrom
Jose Barosso Chavez
Enrique de la Mata

(10) Which of the following Carribean country will hold its General Elections on February 19th?
Barbados
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Grenada
Trinadad and Tobago

(11) Which country is planning to build a series of dams on the Mekong River?
Malaysia
Cambodia
Laos
Vietnam

(12) Earlier this week, protesters in Moscow took to the streets to raise their voice against a bill passed by the legislators. Which bill are we referring to?
Income Tax Law
Law curtailing Freedom of Expression
Adoption Law
Right to Vote Law

(13) Name the the Greek political party whose headquarters in Athens was fired upon by protesters on 14th January?
Golden Dawn
New Democracy Party
Syriza
Independent Greeks

(14) Which Syrian city witnessed bombing in its university campus this Tuesday?
Damascus
Aleppo
Darra
Hama

(15) Which city does the Narita International Airport serve?
Tokyo
Kyoto
Hokkaido
Osaka

(16) Name the European city which saw one of its bank robbed by burglars who dug a 100 feet tunnel into the safe deposit section.
Rome
Lisbon
Warsaw
Berlin

(17) Who has been named as the new Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament?
Mohan Peires
Sir Albert Peires
Chamal Rajapakshe
K B Ratnayake

(18) Name the PM of Pakistan who arrest has been ordered by the Supreme Cout this Tuesday.
Yousuf Raza Gilani
Muhammad Mian Sumroo
Shaukat Aziz
Raja Pervaiz Ashraf

(19) Al Qaeda backed militant outfit Katibat Moulathamine or the Masked Ones attacked and took hostage about 50 foreigners at a BP gas compound in North Africa. In which country did this incident occur?
Libya
Mali
Algeria
Tunisia

(20) Which Iraqi MP was killed in a suicide attack in Fallujah on 15th January?
Khaled al-Fahdawi
Ayad Jamal al-Din
Rafi al-Assawi
Ayfan al-Essawi

(21) The US Senate has approved $ 50.7 billion in aid for relief of victims of which natural disaster?
Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Issac
Hurricane Irene

(22) Which European Head of State has termed the discovery of horse meat and pork in beef burgers sold by TESCO as 'unacceptable'?
Francois Hollande
Enda Kerry
David Cameroon
Mariano Rajoy

(23) The National Directorate of Security is the spy agency of which country?
Pakistan
Iran
Iraq
Afghanistan

(24) Who is the half-brother of Barrack Obama?
Salim Obama
Farooq Obama
Malik Obama
Hussain Obama

(25) Which of the following cities experienced flooding this week?
Kuala Lumpur
Jakarta
Singapore City
Bangkok

(26) A novice has found a 5.5 kg of gold in an Australian town of Ballart. In which state is Ballart located?
Victoria
Queensland
New South Wales
Tasmania

(27) Who is the leader of the terror outfit that carried out the kidnapping of foreign nationals at the BP compound in Algeria?
Mullah Omar
Mawlawi Jalaluddin Haqqani
Mokhtar Belmokthar
Zakhi-ur Rehman Lakhwi

(28) Seif al-Islam is the son of which dictator?
Muammar Gaddafi
Saddam Hussein
Pervez Musharaff
Adi Amin

(29) Name the Iranian director who was freed by the authorities for three days.
Shadi Sadr
Nasrin Sotoudeh
Mohammed Ali Dhadkah
Amir Karbasi Milani

(30) Which country's top bureaucrat has said that his country plans to release all Taliban fighters in its custody?
Afghanistan
United States
United Kingdom
Pakistan

(31) Giorgos Papaconstantinou is a former Finance Minister of which European country?
Greece
Slovakia
Macedonia
Estonia

(32) Which of the following countries is not a member of the six member group that is speaking to Iran to stop its nuclear weapons programme?
Germany
Japan
Russia
China

SPORTS

(1) Which has won the maximum number of awards in the first Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) annual awards?
Nasir Jamshed
Mohammed Hafiz
Azhar Ali
Saeed Ajmal

(2) Who will partner Leander Paes in the 2013 Australian Open?
Radaek Stepanek
Lukas Rasol
Thomas Berdych
David Skoch

(3) Which of the following players scored a ton in the second ODI between Australia and Sri Lanka?
Kushal Perera
Laheru Thirimanne
Dinesh Chandimal
Dimuth Karunaratne

(4) Which team beat Liverpool in the Barclay's Premiere League on Sunday?
Manchester City
Arsenal
Chelsea
Manchester United

(5) Who was Vishwananthan Anand's opponent in the opening match of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament?
Ansih Giri
Ivan Sokolo
Hikaru Nakamura
Sergey Karjakin

(6) With which sport is Nikhat Zareen associated?
Boxing
Swimming
Taekwando
Archery

(7) Where was the second South Africa - New Zealand Test match held?
Bloemfontien
Port Elizabeth
Cape Town
Johannesburg

(8) Which of the following is not an Australian player who was recalled into the ODI squad for the last three games against Sri Lanka?
Matthew Wade
Usman Khwaja
Michael Clarke
David Warner

(9) Who is the top seed in the Women's singles competition at the Malaysia Open Super Series Tournament?
Ashwini Ponappa
Saina Nehwal
Jwala Gutta
Kim Ming-jung

(10) Who beat Punjab Warriors in the inaugural match of the first Hockey India League?
Mumbai Magicians
Ranchi Rhinos
Delhi Waveriders
Uttar Pradesh Wizards

(11) Which Indian tennis player beat German Bjorn Phau in his opening match at the Australian Open?
Prakash Amritraj
Somdev Devvarman
Vishnu Vardhan
Rohan Bopanna

(12) Who was declared as the Man of the Match in the Kochi ODI between India and England?
Ravindra Jadeja
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
Ravichandran Ashwin

(13) Pedro De la Rosa has joined which F1 team in development role for the 2013 season?
McLaren
Sahara Force India
Ferrari
Mercedes

(14) Who has been appointed as the coach of the German club Bayern Munich for the next season?
Pep Guardiola
Roberto Mancini
Jose Mourinho
Sir Alex Fergusen

(15) Name the English woman cricketer who has been approached by sussex County team for a contract?
Holly Colvin
Beth Morgan
Laura Marsh
Sarah Taylor

(16) Who amongst the following did not score a goal in the HIL match between Ranchi Rhinos and Punjab Warriors on Wednesday?
Kieran Govers
Ashley Jackson
Sandeep Singh
Mandeep Singh

(17) Give the full form of AIBA.
International Amateur Baseball Association
International Amateur Bunjee Jumping Association
International Amateur Bowling Association
International Amateur Boxing Association

(18) Which HIL team lost its third consecutive game this Thursday?
Uttar Pradesh Wizards
Punjab Warriors
Mumbai Magicians
Delhi Wave Riders

(19) Who was appointed as the high performance director for the national hockey team by Hockey India?
Roelant Oltemans
Ric Charlesworth
Paul Van Aas
Maximiliano Caldas

(20) On Thurday, the Indian Women's football team lost to which country in an international freindly at home?
Italy
Germany
Holland
Spain

(21) Name the cyclist who has admitted to taking drugs in an interview to Oprah Winfrey.
Alberto Contador
Flyod Landis
Tommy Simpson
Lance Armstrong

(22) Which Indian football club has protested against the lifting of a two yar ban on Mohan Bagan by the AIFF?
Churchill Brothers
Dempo
Sporting Club de Goa
Shillong Lajong

(23) Whom did Laura Robson beat in the second round of the Australian Open?
Venus Williams
Maria Sharapova
Petra Kvitova
Dinara Safina

(24) Who is Sania Mirza's partner in the Mixed Doubles in the Australian Open?
Mahesh Bhupathi
Bob Bryan
Leander Paes
Mike Bryan

(25) Against which club did Chelsea draw its BPL match this week?
Swansea
Queens Park Rangers
Everton
South Hampton

(26) Who took his first five wicket haul in ODIs to help Sri Lanka beat the Australians in the 3rd game of the series?
Lasitha Malinga
Nuwan Kulashekara
Ajantha Mendis
Angelo Matthews

(27) Which city will host all ties of the Pakistani Cricket team in the Women's World Cup?
Ahmedabad
Kochi
Cuttack
Indore

BUSINESS

(1) Give the full form of GST.
Games and Sports Tax
Gas and Steel Tax
Gold and Silver Tax
Goods and Service Tax

(2) Which of the following companies is considering starting a new chilly powder brand under its I-Shakti brand?
Tata
Reliance
Sahara
Aditya Birla

(3) Which company is the new leader in the Personal Computers (PC) market?
Lenovo
HP
Toshiba
Dell

(4) Which is India's largest software exporter?
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
Infosys
Wipro
Congnizant Technologies Limited (CTS)

(5) Which social website launched a new search engine this Tuesday?
Twitter
Orkut
LinkedIn
Facebook

(6) Name the foreign retailer who will partner Arvind mills to set up $ 1 billion in India.
Zara
Gap
Uniqlo
H&M

(7) Vineet Nayar has stepped down as the Chairman of which Indian IT company?
Infosys
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
Wipro
HCL

(8) Stephen Elop is the head of which mobile manufacturer?
Nokia
Sony
Karbonn
Samsung

(9) Which is set to be India's first FMCG firm with 50% overseas revenues?
Godrej
Dabur
Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting (WCCL)
Marico

ENTERTAINMENT

(1) Which Chinese actor has termed the US as the most corrupt country in the world?
Jet Li
Jackie Chan
Chow Yun Fat
Russell Wong

(2) Which Hollywood actress has come out in the open about her sexuality while accepting the Golden Globes award?
Jodie Foster
Nicole Kidman
Courtney Cox
Eva Longoria

(3) In which city does the theatre group Bolshoi Ballet perform?
Athens
Moscow
Budapest
Rome

(4) Who is the lead actor in the Hollywood movie The Last Stand?
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Sylvester Stallone
Brandon Frazer
Jean-Claude Van Damme

MISCELLANEOUS

(1) An archaeological treasure dating to 2,000 years has been found in Artezian, Crimea. In which country is Crimea located?
Romania
Ukraine
Poland
Bulgaria

(2) On which World War II leader is the fictional book 'Er Ist Wieder Da' (He's Back) based on?
Winston Churchill
Charles de Gaule
Stalin
Adolph Hitler

(3) What is HD 140283?
A planet
An asteroid
A star
A universe

(4) London based Indian researcher Mahaveer Golechha has received an award for his research in a drug to cure which of the following disease?
AIDS
Cancer
Alzheimer
Malaria

(5) Which iconic painting was beamed to Nasa's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) from Earth this week?
The Last Supper
Mona Lisa
Salvator Mundi
The Baptism of Christ