January 31, 2013

THE WEEKLY QUIZ - 5


27th January - 2nd February


NATION & POLITICS

(1) Which south Indian city will soon have eight cluster cities at a cost of Rs 2,100 crores following approval of the decision by its state cabinet?
Chennai
Bangalore
Thiruvananthpuram
Hyderabad

(2) Which BJP leader was grilled by cops for over 4 hours this week in association with a case of accumulation of illegal wealth?
Rajnath Singh
Arun Jaitley
Sushma Swaraj
Nitin Gadkari

(3) Which social scientist has moved to the Supreme Court to prevent possible arrest for his remarks on SCs, STs, OBCs and tribals at the Jaipur Literature Festival?
Ashis Nandy
Partha Mukherjee
Sudhir Kakar
Dipesh Chakrabarthy

(4) The Palghar girls - Shaheen Dhada and Rinu Srinivasan were arrested for making 'objectionable' remarks after the death of which politician on a social website?
Vilasrao Deshmukh
Madhavrao Scindia
Bal Thackeray
Pramod Mahajan

(5) Who is the Law Minister of India?
Salman Khurshid
Ashwani Kumar
Kapil Sibal
Veerappa Moily

(6) To which party does Jaganmohan Reddy belong?
YSR Congress
TDP
TRS
Congress

(7) According to a survey who is the most trusted person in India?
Aamir Khan
Sachin Tendulkar
Ratan Tata
Anna Hazare

(8) Who does the Shiv Sena want to project as the PM candidate of the NDA for the 2014 polls?
Narendra Modi
Sushma Swaraj
Rajnath Singh
L K Advani

(9) Who is the producer of the Jaipur Literature Festival?
Ashis Nandy
Salman Rushdie
Sheuli Sethi
Sanjoy Roy

(10) A journalist was allegedly molested by a BSF jawan in which of the following metros?
Mumbai
Delhi
Kolkata
Chennai

(11) Padmanabha Prassana Kumar is the founder of which political party?
Janata Dal - Secular
Karnataka Janata Party
Badavaru Shramikaru Raitaru
None of the above

(12) Salman Rushdie has accused which CM of asking the state police to block his access into his/her state?
Narendra Modi
J Jayalalitha
Mamata Bannerji
Akhilesh Yadav

(13) In which country are Pilatus trainer air crafts manufactured?
Switzerland
Russia
USA
China

(14) With which bill is social activist Anna Hazare associated?
Public works Bill
Women's Safety Bill
Women's Reservation Bill
Jan Lok Pal Bill

(15) Which cabinet minister is Dr Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust associated with?
Salman Kurshid
P C Chidambaram
Shashi Tharoor
Kapil Sibal

INTERNATIONAL

(1) In which country is Timbuktu located?
Nigeria
Mali
Somalia
Libya

(2) Which country launched its first satellite this Wednesday?
Philippines
Indonesia
Japan
South Korea

(3) This country's Finance Minister has said that only $217 were left in the account of his government after paying worker's wages. Which country are we refrring to?
Azerbaijan
Papua New Guinea
Zimbabwe
Barbados

(4) Who is the PM of Australia?
Wayne Swan
Kevin Rudd
John Howard
Julia Gillard

(5) SCAT is a private airline based out of which country?
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Turkmenistan
Tajikistan

(6) In which of the following Australian states is Bundaberg located?
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
Queensland

(7) Who succeeded Hillary Clinton as the new US Secretary of State?
Mitt Romney
John Kerry
Dick Cheney
Al Gore

(8) Ed Koch was the mayor of which US city?
New York
Los Angles
Chicago
Houston

(9) Apart form the New York Times, which US company has accused Chinese hackers of targeting its systems this week?
Coco Cola
Pentagon
Wall Street Journal
Wall Mart

(10) Name the former US Congresswoman who urged the Senators to curb fire arms in an emotional plea on 31st January.
Joe Biden
Gabrielle Giffords
Mark Kelly
Debbie Wasserman Schultz

(11) Which US insider trading informant has been sentenced to one year prison term this Thursday?
Alifa Khan
Nawaz Khan
Sherry Khan
Roomy Khan

(12) An American pastor Saeed Abedini has been jailed in X for anti-national activities. Which country does X stand for?
Iran
North Korea
Cuba
China

(13) Who is the American journalist cum historian who died this week?
Neil Sheehan
Francis FitzGerald
Gabriel Kolko
Stanley Karnow

(14) Which Russian city was formally known as Stalingrad?
Moscow
Volvograd
Boksitogorsk
Ozyory

(15) Which country's state owned oil firm is Pemex?
Columbia
Venezuela
Mexico
Bolivia

(16) Which country does Paruyr Hayrikyan belong to?
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Ukraine

(17) Which King of Cambodia died in October last year?
Norodom
Sisowath
Sisowath Monivong
Norodom Sihanouk

(18) The Falkland Wars were fought between the UK and which country?
Chile
Peru
Argentina
Bolivia

(19) Ivica Dacic is the Prime Minister of which country?
Montenegro
Kosovo
Bosnia and Hergzegovina
Serbia

(20) A chemical leak in which South Korean electronics company has killed one person?
Samsung
LG
Cowon
Pantech

(21) Black and white mosaic sidewalks are the symbol of which South American city?
Sao Paulo
Brasilia
Buenos Aires
Rio de Janeiro

(22) Officials in an African country have arrested 10 Indians for allegedly stealing oil. Which country are we referring to?
Ghana
Nigeria
Mozambique
Libya

(23) Santa Maria is located in which of the following countries?
Spain
Mexico
Brazil
Portugal

(24) Land slides in which Indonesian island is said to have killed over 10 people?
Sumatra
Bali
Borneo
Komodo

(25) Who is the PM of Japan?
Taro Aso
Naoto Kan
Shinzo Abe
Junichiro Koizumi

(26) Taiwanese tycoon and Ruentex group's Samuel Yin announced the establishment of an international award this week. After which dynasty is the award named?
Tang
Sui
Qin
Shang

(27) Give the full form of IMF.
International Military Fund
International Monetary Fund
International Machinery Fund
International Mitigation Fund

(28) Which futuristic plane was unveiled by Iran this week?
Qaher (Conqueror) F-113
Qaher (Conqueror) F-213
Qaher (Conqueror) F-313
Qaher (Conqueror) F-413

(29) Who is last PM of Jordan appointed by the Kings?
Abdullah Ensour
Fayez al-Tarawneh
Awn Shakat Al-Khasawneh
Marouf al-Bakhit

(30) Who amongst the following was appointed as the second Vice President of Saudi Arabia?
Moqren bin Adul Aziz
Salman bin Abdul Aziz
Abdul Aziz bin Saud
Nayef bin Abdul Aziz

(31) A suicide bombing near the US embassy of which country killed 2 people on 31st January?
Iraq
Afghanistan
Turkey
Libya

(32) Who is the Chief Executive of the Executive Council of Hong Kong?
Leung Chun Ying
Henry Tang
Tung Chee Hwa
Donald Tsang

(33) Who was appointed as the governor of Tibet this week?
Chen Quanguo
Losang Gyalsten
Padma Choling
Dalai Lama

(34) On which river is China constructing three more dams as a part of the 12th Five Year plan much to the displeasure of India?
Salwan
Mekong
Brahmaputra
Irrawaddy

(35) The Queen of which country has announced that she will abdicate her throne in the favour of her son?
United Kingdom
Austria
Belgium
Holland

(36) Who is the founder of WikiLeaks?
Mark Zuckerberg
Rafael Correa
Bradley Manning
Julian Assange

(37) Which of the following countries does not have any rules about how babies are named?
Denmark
Germany
France
Iceland

(38) Name the Pakistani girl who has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Malala
Shalala
Jalala
Falala

(39) Swedish authorities have ordered retrial into the 'murders' of which alleged serial killer?
Johan Quick
Sture Bergwall
Thomas Bodstorm
Jan Guillou

(40) Myanmar has rapped which country for referring to it as Burma?
UK
France
US
Germany

(41) Who is the founder of the Myanmarese army?
Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San
Thien Sien
Michael Aris

(42) The US is planning to bring in a fresh resolution to the United Nations Human Rights Council for war crimes during the civil war?
Sri Lanka
Bangladesh
Nepal
Pakistan

(43) Argentine President Cristina Kirchner has agreed into an agreement with which country to investigate into the 1994 bomb blasts at a Jewish centre in Buenos Aires?
Afghanistan
Iran
Saudi Arabia
Israel

(44) Which of the languages does not figure in the top six languages spoken in Britain?
Gujarati
Tamil
Punjabi
Bengali

(45) Name the Indian nurse who was found dead three days after two Australian RJs posing as members of the Royal family called her to inquire about princess Kate.
Jacintha Miranda
Jacintha Rodrigues
Jacintha Saldanha
Jacintha Menezes

(46) The Shard, Western Europe's tallest building is located in which city?
London
Paris
Berlin
Madrid

(47) Who resigned as the director of the US Secret Service this week?
Lewis C Merletti
Brian L Stafford
W Ralph Basham
Mark Sullivan

(48) To which country has Pakistan agreed to transfer the Gwadar port?
China
Singapore
USA
Japan

(49) Who had filed a petition in a Pakistani court against US drone strikes?
Lakir ur-Rehman Nakvi
Hafiz Saeed
Taharwur Rana
Pervez Musharraf

SPORTS
(1) Name the golfer who has admitted to the use of a spray containing Insulin-like growth hormone banned by the PGA.
Tiger Woods
Vijay Singh
Lory Mcllroy
Phil Mickelson

(2) Which French club did Englishman David Beckham join this week?
Olympique Lyonnais
Toulouse FC
AS Nancy
Paris Saint Germaine

(3) Against which country has Thirush Kamini scored her maiden ODI century?
Australia
Pakistan
West Indies
South Africa

(4) Which of the following cyclist has agree to doping in a press conference held this week?
Michael Rasmussen
Andreas Kloden
Michael Boogerd
Denis Menchov

(5) Former Aussie cricketer Darren Lehman has been appointed the coach of which IPL side?
Kings XI Punjab
Rajasthan Royals
Mumbai Indians
Kolkata Knight Riders

(6) Which Australian bowler took a five wicket haul in the first ODI game against the West Indies at Perth?
Stuart Clarke
Mitchell Starc
Clinton Mckay
Xavier Doherty

(7) Which South African player is playing his 100th Test as a captain against Pakistan this week?
A B de Villiers
Greame Smith
Hashim Amla
Dale Steyn

(8) Who is the owner of India Cements?
Jagmohan Dalmiya
Rajiv Shukla
N Srinivasan
Arun Jaitley

(9) Vishesh Bhriguvanshi is associated with which sports?
Football
Basketball
Hockey
Badminton

(10) With which English club is Italian footballer Mario Balotelli associated with?
Manchester City
Manchester United
Chelsea
Arsenal

(11) What is the venue of the 2014 Commonwealth Games?
Manchester
Glasgow
Liverpool
London

(12) Which former Australian legend has called Cricket Australia bosses as 'muppets'?
Glenn McGrath
Andy Bickel
Damien Flemming
Shane Warne

(13) Who will soon become the first 'foreign player' to play for India in international football?
James Joseph
Abhra Mondal
Arata Izumi
Pierre Djidija Douhou

(14) How many career crowns has golfer Tiger Woods won?
75
80
85
90

(15) Which is the first sports team to be valued over $3 billion?
Indian Cricket Team
Barcelona FC
Dallas Cowboys
Manchester United

BUSINESS
(1) Roshni Nadar is the CEO of which IT major?
Infosys
Wipro
HCL
TCS

(2) Which internet based fashion and lifestyle e-commerce portal store has bought one of its rivals Inkfruit?
Jabong
Zovi
India Plaza
Homeshop 18

(3) Which is the largest mobile phone company in India?
Idea
Aircel
Vodafone
Bharati Airtel

ENTERTAINMENT

(1) Which Bollywood actor was involved in a hit and run case in 2002?
Salman Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
Aamir Khan
Irfan Khan

(2) Who is the lead actress in the movie Hansel and Gretel?
Emma Stone
Gemma Arterton
Jodie Foster
Angelina Jolie

(3) Pakistani minister Rehman Malik has asked which Bollywood actor to shift to his country if he feels unsafe in India?
Salman Khan
Aamir Khan
Imran Khan
Shah Rukh Khan

MISCELLANEOUS

(1) Nasa commemorated the loss of which space shuttle this Friday?
Apollo 13
Challenger
Soyuz - 1
Columbia

(2) How old is New York's Grand Central rail station?
50
100
150
200

(3) In which continent is Lake Willhans located?
Australia
Europe
Antarctica
North America