January 24, 2013

THE WEEKLY QUIZ - 4

20th JANUARY - 26th JANUARY


NATION & POLITICS

(1) Who was elected as the new president of the BJP on Wednesday?
Nitin Gadkari
Yashwant Sinha
Rajnath Singh
Venkaiahh Naidu

(2) Who is the chief of the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM)?
Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi
Abdul Wahed Owaisis
Akbaruddin Owaisi
Asaduddin Owaisi

(3) Which amongst the following is the all India Women helpline number launched by the government?
100
181
101
185

(4) Which Pakistan based terrorist has said that Home Minister's remark on 'Hindu terror' has exonerated his organization, the LeT of all criminal activity of India?
Syed Salahuddin
Masood Azhar
Hafiz Saeed
Zakir-ur Rehman Lakwi

(5) In one of its verdict, the Supreme Court has banned the entry of tourists into the habitat of which of the following tribes found in the islands of Andaman and Nicobar?
Shanyue
Jangil
Negrito
Jarawa

(6) Which leader merged his party into the BJP on 21st January?
Kalyan Singh
Amar Singh
K N Govindacharya
Subrmaniam Swamy

(7) Who has officially taken over as the chief of the Shiv Sena this week?
Uddhav Thackeray
Raj Thackeray
Bindu Mahdev Thackeray
Aditya Thackeray

(8) 74% of the MLAs in a state assembly in India are crorepatis. Which state are we referring to?
Maharashtra
Uttarakhand
Uttar Pradesh
Gujarat

(9) Which Indian minister visited Myanmar this week?
Sushil Kumar Shinde
P Chidambaram
A K Anthony
Salman Khurshid

(10) Who is the Chief Justice of India?
Y K Sabarwal
K G Balakrishnan
S H Kapadia
Altamas Kabir

(11) Which of the following CMs threatened to beat up the PM for not doing anything to solve his/her state's financial troubles?
J Jayalalitha
Mamata Bannerji
Narendra Modi
Nitesh Kumar

(12) Who was appointed as the new Vice President of the Congress at the Jaipur Chintan Shivir?
Priyanka Gandhi
Varun Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi
Sonia Gandhi

(13) Who is the Home Minister of India?
Shivraj Chavan
L K Advani
P Chidamabaram
Sushil Kumar Shinde

(14) Which of the following CMs has written to Heads of all Panchayats in his state asking them to stop crimes against women?
Akhilesh Yadav
Sheila Dixit
Naveen Patnaik
Ashok Ghelot

(15) Pranab Mukherji has cited this leader's 1938 speech as the president of the Congress as his inspiration for the speech he made after he became the President of India. Which leader did he refer to?
Mahatma Gandhi
Jawaharlal Nehru
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
Vallabhai Patel

(16) In which district did policemen gun down 6 naxals?
Gadchiroli
Bijapur
Bastar
Dantewada

(17) Name the former Haryana CM who was sentenced to 10 years jail term by a special CBI court.
Bansi Lal
Hukam Singh
Bhajan Lal
Om Prakash Chautala

(18) Gopal Bhargav is a minister in the cabinet of which Indian state?
Rajasthan
Uttar Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Assam

(19) Give the full form of IM.
Indian Militants
Indian Mujahideen
Indian Monsters
Indian Masallam

(20) Sanjay Singh, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) of which Indian state was transferred for allowing a foreign lady to drive his official car?
Kerala
Delhi
Goa
Mizoram

(21) Who is the sole winner of the Kirti Chakra this year?
Naik Kishan Kumar
Major Manish Punj
Major Anup Joseph Manjali
Lt-Commander Inderjit Singh

(22) Who is the Speaker of the Karnataka assembly?
K G Bopaiah
Jagdish Shettaar
S M Krishna
D B Chandre Gowda

INTERNATIONAL

(1) How many militants were killed in the Ain Amenas gas complex in Algeria?
Twenty three
Thirty two
Forty one
Fifty

(2) Around 8 suspected Al Qaeda members were killed in drone attacks by the US armed forces on 19th January. In which country did this country occur?
Yemen
Pakistan
Mali
Somalia

(3) Who is the President of Columbia?
Hugo Chavez
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
Dilma Rousseff
Juan Manuel Santos

(4) Name the African city off the coast of which a 5,000 tons oil tanker was hijacked by pirates.
Lagos
Lome
Accra
Abidjan

(5) Which south east Asian country was hit by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake on 22nd January?
Malaysia
Thailand
Indonesia
Papua New Guinea

(6) Charles Taylor is the former President of which country?
Liberia
Guinea
Sierra Leone
Burkina Faso

(7) By what name is DPRK more commonly known as?
Kuwait
Kazakistan
South Korea
North Korea

(8) Who is the present King of Thailand?
Vajiravudh
Prajadhipok
Bhumibol Adulyadej
Ananda Mahidol

(9) Which of the following countries has shut down its embassy in Mali?
US
Canada
Japan
UK

(10) Who is the leader of the Israeli political party Yesh Atid (There is Future)?
Benjamin Netanyahu
Tzipi Livni
Yair Lapid
Shimon Peres

(11) Which Arab leader has opposed French intervention in Mali?
Mohammed Morsi
King Abdullah
Bashar al-Assad
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

(12) Name the British prince who has returned back home after a 20 week stint in Afghanistan.
Prince Charles
Prince Willaim
Prince Harry
Prince Edward

(13) Which European leader has promised to hold a referendum in 2017 allowing Britons to choose whether to stay a part of the European Union or not, provided he comes back to power?
Angela Merkel
Francois Hollande
David Cameroon
Mario Monti

(14) Which country's war crimes court has sentences televangelist Maulana Abul Kalam Azad to death this Monday?
Bangladesh
Pakistan
Maldives
Sri Lanka

(15) Who is the President of Myanmar?
Aang San
James Lum Dau
Aung San Suu Kyi
Thein Sein

(16) Whom did Barrack Obama beat to be re-elected to the White House?
John Kerry
Mitt Romney
El Gore
John McCain

(17) Which party does the Pakistani President Zardari head?
Pakistan Muslim league (Nawaz)
Pakistan People's Party
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf
Jamaat-e-Islami

(18) Hanako - the elephant is associated with which zoo?
Sydney
Singapore
Beijing
Tokyo

(19) In which German state did Chancellor Merkel's party suffer a shock defeat?
Lower Saxony
Saxony-Annhalt
Saxony
Bavaria

(20) Which African country witnessed massive floods this week?
Zambia
Mozambique
Zimbabwe
Malawi

(21) Prison riots in which South American country left 50 dead?
Bolivia
Uruguay
Venezuela
Paraguay

(22) UN security Council has approved the use of surveillance drones over the eastern part of which central African country?
Congo
Gabon
Equatorial Guinea
Central African Republic

(23) In which country is the Rakwena Crocodile Farm located?
Australia
America
China
South Africa

(24) Name the Egyptian city that witnessed riots after a football match killing 74 people last year.
Port Faud
Port Said
Alexandria
Cairo

(25) Which of the following is the air freighter that was successfully tested by China this week?
Yun-05
Yun-10
Yun-15
Yun-20

(26) What did the Pope Benedict refer to as the 'portals of truth and faith' in the new age?
Newspapers
Cellphones
Social Networking Sites
Pilgrimages

(27) Which university has planned a global vigil Sunday from students from India and Pakistan?
Oxford
Virginia
Massachusetts
Harvard

(28) Which university has planned a global vigil Sunday from students from India and Pakistan?
Oxford
Virginia
Massachusetts
Harvard

(29) In which terrorist act is David Coleman Headley convicted for?
WTC attack
Kandahar Hijacking
26/11
1993 serial bomb blasts

(30) Who is the governor of New Jersey?
Chris Christie
Jon Corzine
Richard Codey
Jim McGreevey

SPORTS

(1) Which is first fourth tier side to reach the finals of a major English domestic cup in 51 years?
Chester City
Rochdale
Bradford City
Darlington

(2) Which former captain of the Indian cricket team has confirmed to play for the Marleybone Cricket Club (MCC) in a Twenty20 tournament?
Sourav Ganguly
Rahul Dravid
Mohammed Azharuddin
Anil Kumble

(3) Which IPL team has Indian domestic bowler Ishwar Pandey joined?
Pune Warriors India
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Delhi Daredevils
Rajasthan Royals

(4) Which country's cricket team has earned its first series victory against the Protears in South Africa this week?
Australia
West Indies
Pakistan
New Zealand

(5) Who scored a ton to help Australia level the ODI series against Sri Lanka in the fifth match?
Michael Clarke
Matthew Wade
David Warner
Phil Hughes

(6) Which of the following sportsperson has not joined the Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) this week?
Ashwini Ponappa
K T Irfan
Amanpreet Singh
Rajesh Bind

(7) Who paired with Chinese Taipei player Su-Wei Hsieh in the mixed doubles of the Australian Open this year?
Leander Paes
Mahesh Bhupathi
Somdev Devvarman
Rohan Bopanna

(8) Who has been roped in as the new mentor of the IPL team Mumbai Indians?
Anil Kumble
Darren Lehman
Michael Bevan
Sunil Joshi

(9) Which team did Mumbai beat to reach the finals of the Ranji trophy?
Maharashtra
Karnataka
Services
Railway

(10) Name the captain of the I League team Mohan Bagan.
Odafa Okalie
Tolgay Ozbey
Aiborlang Khonglee
Quinton Jacobs

(11) Which Aussie player has made a comeback in the national T20 side for the series against Sri Lanka?
Cameroon White
David Hussey
Shaun Marsh
David Warner

(12) Which of the following team will play its first Ranji finals since 1937-38?
Saurashtra
Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
Uttarakhand

(13) Which Indian city hosted the 10th Standard Charated Marathon this week?
New Delhi
Mumbai
Chennai
Kolkata

(14) Who amongst the following is the captain of the South African cricket team for ODIs?
Hashim Amla
Greame Smith
Faf Du Plesis
A B DeVilliers

(15) Which former player was dropped from the post of batting consultant to the national side of Pakistan?
Saeed Anwar
Javed Miandad
Rameez Raja
Inzamam ul-Haq

(16) Who was the match referee for the fourth ODI between Australia and Sri Lanka?
Roshan Mahanama
Chris Broad
Javagal Srinath
Ranjan Madugale

(17) Against which team did Barcelona lose its first Spanish League match this season?
Real Madrid
Real Soceidad
Valencia
Espanyol

(18) Niki Lauda and Toto Wolff have become investors of which F company?
Willaims
Mercedes
Ferrari
Force India

(19) Name the Chelsea defender who has renewed his contract for one year with the club.
Ashley Cole
Branislav Ivanovic
Mikel John Obi
Paulo Ferreira

(20) How many goals were scored in the HIL game between Delhi Waveriders and Mumbai Magicians held this Monday?
Three
Five
Seven
Ten

(21) Which team did Tirmulsetti Suman play for in IPL 5?
Pune Warriors India
Deccan Chargers
Chennai Superkings
Mumbai Indians

(22) Apart from Rahul Dravid, who is the other choice of the Sports ministry for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award this year?
V V S Laxman
Sushil Kumar
Vijayender Singh
Saina Nehawal

(23) Which country does Ronaldinho represent in football?
Argentina
Mexico
Bolivia
Brazil

(24) Who has been signed by Manchester United as a new player this season?
Wilfried Zaha
Dougie Freedman
Victor Moses
Raheem Sterling

(25) Which Chelsea player kicked a ball boy in the semi final match against Swansea City?
Ashley Cole
Eden Hazard
Frank Lampard
John Tery

(26) Who has been appointed as the new coach of Rajasthan Royals?
Jonty Rhodes
Gary Kirsten
Paddy Upton
Daryl Cullinan

(27) Who won the Australian Open in the Women's category?
Victoria Azarenka
Maria Sharapova
Li Na
Serena Williams

(28) How many Grand Slams have the Bryan brothers won together?
Twelve
Thirteen
Fourteen
Fifteen

(29) Dahlan Al Hamad who had decided to contest the elections to the post of the president of the Asian Athletics Association (AAA) belongs to which country?
Saudi Arabia
Kuwait
Iraq
Qatar

BUSINESS

(1) Which bank is M G Sanghvi the Managing Director of?
Syndicate Bank
Canara Bank
Corporation Bank
Vijaya Bank

(2) According to the International Budget Partnership (IBP) what is India's rank as far as budget transparency practices are concerned?
Ninth
Fourteen
Twenty-two
Thirty

(3) According to Tholons, which is the top IT destination in the world?
Bangalore
Mumbai
Hyderabad
Pune

(4) The Dhingras are the chief promoters of which brand of paints?
Dulex
Berger
Asian
Nerolac

(5) Consin Info Pvt Ltd own which online match making website?
Shaadi
Jeevan Saathi
Bharat Matrimony
Community Matrimony

(6) Which is Japan's largest airline?
All Nippon Airways
Fuji Dream Airlines
Japan Airlines
New Central Airlines

(7) Which Indian has been appointed to the US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)?
Indira Nooyi
Kiran Majumdar Shaw
Nandan Nilenkani
Azim Premji

(8) Which industrialist was given the Padma Bhushan this year?
Ratan Tata
Adi Godrej
Kumar Mangalam Birla
Anil Ambani

(9) According to Hamburg based Jet Airline Crash Data Evaluation Center (JACDEC), what is Air India's rank in the 60 airlines surveyed across the world?
57th
58th
59th
60th

ENTERTAINMENT

(1) Name the movie whose lines have been twisted and some scenes deleted in China.
Twilight - Breaking Dawn 2
Skyfall
Life of Pi
Abrahim Lincoln - Vampire Slayer

(2) Veteran presenter Stuart Hall worked for which TV corporation?
CNN
Fox
BBC
ABC

(3) Which international pop star has named her son Milan?
Britney Spears
Shakira
Avril Lavinge
Jessica Simpson

(4) Which movie won the award category for the Best Movie at this year's Filmfare?
English Vinglish
Kahaani
Vicky Donor
Barfi!

(5) Who plays Julian Assange's role in the movie 'The Fifth Estate'?
Steven Moffat
Martin Freeman
Benedict Cumberbatch
Mark Gatiss

(6) Which actress has been awarded the Padma Shri this year?
Juhi Chawla
Kajol
Madhuri Dixit
Sridevi

(7) Who is the author of the book 'The Midnight's Children'?
Dan Brown
Dominic Lapierre
Salman Rushdie
Chetan Bhagat

(8) Which of the actresses is to a part of the movie Race 2 which hit the theatres this week?
Ameesha Patel
Bipasha Basu
Jacqueline Fernandes
Deepika Padukone

(9) Who has been awarded the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for 2013?
K Satchidananadan
Aravind Adiga
Jeet Thayil
Amitava Kumar

MISCELLANEOUS

(1) After which singer is a new species of spider discovered in the Joshua National Park named?
Justin Beiber
Chester Benington
Snoop Dogg
Bono

(2) In which Indian city did stray dogs kill 31 endangered black bucks due to negligence of authorities?
Lucknow
Jhansi
Kanpur
Allahabad

(3) Name the new website launched by Kim Dotcom.
Vega
Mega
Omega
Lega

(4) Miniature cameras attached to this species of Penguins by a Japanese researcher has revealed more information about their hunting skills. Which species are we referring to?
Emperor Penguins
Adelie penguins
Megellanic
Gentoo