February 18, 2013

THE WEEKLY QUIZ - 7


17th February - 23rd February


NATION & POLITICS

(1) In which of the following jails are the four former accomplices of forest bandit Veerappan, who are on death row lodged in?
Tihar
Hindalga
Yerawada
Alipore

(2) Which Indian politician was admitted to a hospital in Dubai after he fainted at the airport?
Kalyan Singh
Amar Singh
Raja Bhaiyya
S C Mishra

(3) Name the PM of Britain who was on a state visit to India this week.
Gordon Brown
Tony Blair
Margaret Thacher
David Cameroon

(4) Imkong L Imchen is the Home Minister of which North Eastern state?
Tripura
Mizoram
Nagaland
Meghalaya

(5) Which former sport person was named in a FIR filed following a brawl at the Chandigarh Golf Club?
Milkha Singh
Kapil Dev
Dhanraj Pillai
Prakash Amritraj

(6) Which is the IT company partially owned by the brother of former Union minister Santosh Bagrodia?
IDS Technologies Ltd
IDS Computer Solutions
IDS Labs
IDS Infotech

(7) In which metropolitan city has telecom operator Uninor ceased its operations?
New Delhi
Mumbai
Kolkata
Chennai

(8) Which BJP leader has accused Press Council of India Chairman Justice Katju of being particularly harsh on the NDA ruled states?
Sushma Swaraj
Rajnath Singh
Arun Jaitley
Lal Krishna Advani

(9) Name the former encounter specialist who has been arrested by the police in association with the murder of a builder in Mumbai this week?
Ennamuel Amolik
Daya Nayak
A C P Khan
Praful Bhosale

(10) Give the full form of LSE?
London School of Entertainment
London School of Education
London School of Economics and Political Science
London School of Etymology

(11) Which river is the bone of contention between the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu?
Narmada
Krishna
Sharavathi
Kaveri

(12) The Jallianwala Bagh is located in which of the following cities?
Amritsar
Ludhiana
Patiala
Chandigarh

(13) Which portfolio does Sushilkumar Shinde hold?
Foreign Affairs
Home
Defence
Law

(14) The Himachal Pradesh government has initiated the process of taking back land given o which guru three years ago?
Sri Sri Ravishankar
Satya Sai Baba
Asaram Bapu
Baba Ramdev

(15) To which part does Jagan Mohan Reddy belong?
YSR Congress
TDP
TRS
Congress

(16) Which city witnessed two terrorist blasts this Thursday?
Pune
Hyderabad
Nagpur
Vishakapattnam

(17) Which city is scheduled to host the Asian Athletics Championship this July?
Mumbai
New Delhi
Kolkata
Chennai

INTERNATIONAL

(1) Name the African country which will see a major peace agreement being signed between its government and the M23 rebels on 22nd February.
Rawanda
Uganda
Angola
Congo

(2) Who is the President of Ecuador?
Guillermo Lasso
Rafael Correa
Evo Morales
Alvaro Noboa

(3) From which country did Venezuelan President Chavez return to his country this week?
Brazil
Argentina
Cuba
Peru

(4) Name the religious leader whose statues have been banned in Iran.
Gautam Buddha
Vardhaman Mahavir
Prophet Mohammed
Confucius

(5) Militant organization Hezbollah is based out of which Asian country?
Syria
Iran
Jordan
Lebanon

(6) Name the Mediterranean country which held its presidential elections on 17th February.
Turkey
Egypt
Libya
Cyprus

(7) A dam collapsed in a Chinese province causing damage worth millions and hit road and rail traffic. In which province did this tragedy occur?
Xinjiang
Shanxi
Shangdong
Hainan

(8) Against which ex-President of Maldives has a local court issued a fresh arrest warrant?
Ibrahim Nasir
Muhammed Fareed Didi
Mohammed Amin Didi
Mohamed Nasheed

(9) Which Pakistani city witnessed a bomb blast this Sunday leaving over 80 people dead?
Quetta
Peshawar
Karachi
Lahore

(10) Who amongst the following was the 12 year old son of LTTE chief Villupillai Prabhakaran who died during the last days of the Lankan civil war?
Ramchandran
Balchandran
Kamalchandran
Suryachandran

(11) 32 people belonging to X were rescued by the Sri Lankan navy this week after spending 21 days at the sea without food after failing to reach their destination - Australia. Which country does X refer to?
Bangladesh
Maldives
Myanmar
Thailand

(12) Who is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nepal?
Anup Raj Sharma
Ram Prasad Shrestha
Khil Raj Regmi
Min Bahadur Rayamajhi

(13) Name the European city that witnessed a heist wherein burglars walked away with precious stones worth millions of Euros this Tuesday.
Brussels
Amsterdam
Paris
Frankfurt

(14) How many women were sworn in to Saudi Arabia's Shura Council this week?
20
30
40
50

(15) Hamadi Jebali is the Prime Minister of which country?
Egypt
Algeria
Morocco
Tunisia

(16) Who is the PM of Fiji?
Laisenia Qarase
Voreqe Bainimarama
Ratu Tevita Momoedonu
Jona Senilagakali

(17) Yussef Sleiman, the footballer who died in a mortar attack on a stadium in Damascus played for which side in the Syrian Premier League?
Al Wathba
Al Futowa
Al Jaish
Al Majid

(18) Russia and which other country have opened the first sea ferry link across the Black Sea this week?
Bulgaria
Romania
Turkey
Ukraine

(19) Paras Shah is a former crown prince of which country?
Bhutan
Saudi Arabia
Nepal
Kuwait

(20) Name the British author who launched a scathing attack on princess Kate Middleton while delivering a lecture at the British museum.
Peter Carey
Deborah Levy
Will Self
Hillary Mantel

(21) Which is the last US state to ratify the anti-slavery law of President Abrahim Lincoln?
Delaware
Kentucky
New Jersey
Mississippi

(22) Which country's troops captured the last rebel stronghold of Kidal in northern Mali?
France
Cameroon
Chad
USA

(23) Which Pakistani leader owns the restaurant - the Polo Lounge?
Imran Khan
Hina Rabbani Khar
Asif Ali Zardar
Nawaz Sharif

(24) The King's College, London is offering insights into the philosophy of which Indian leader?
Lokmanya Tilak
Jawaharlal Nehru
Mahamtma Gandhi
Rabindranath Tagore

(25) Alexis Tsipras is the Leader of opposition of which European country?
Bulgaria
Macedonia
Greece
Romania

(26) Name the US general who has refused to take up the Nato top job this week.
Jim Allen
John Allen
George Allen
Jesus Allen

(27) Which Italian leader has sent letters to his countrymen promising to refund taxes paid in 2012 if elected to power?
Silvio Berlusconi
Mario Monti
Pier Kuigi Bersani
Antonio Ingroia

(28) Who is the President of Egypt?
Ahmed Shafik
Mohamed Tantawi
Mohamed ElBaradei
Mohamed Morsi

(29) Name the disgraced Chinese official who has staged several hunger strikes in prison and refused to co-operate with investigators.
Wang Lijun
Xi Jinping
Gu Kailai
Bo Xilai

(30) Inaki Undangarin is the son-in-law of the King of which country?
Portugal
United Kingdom
Spain
Italy

(31) Who amongst the following is not one of the three men convicted in UK for planning of a terrorist activity said to be bigger than the London attacks of 2005?
Ali Khan
Irfan Khalid
Irfan Naseer
Ashik Ali

(32) The fleet of which air craft was grounded by the Pentagon after a routine inspection detected a crack on an engine blade?
F-18
F-16
F-32
F-35

(33) In which country has the US deployed its Predator drones this week?
Mali
Chad
Afghanistan
Niger

BUSINESS

(1) Which popular magazine does RDA Holding owns?
National Geographic
Playboy
Reader's Digest
Forbes

(2) Which car manufacturer is recalling its cars in USA and Canada due to fix an electric failure?
BMW
Mercedes Benz
Honda
Hyundai

(3) Name the Internet giant whose stocks crossed $800 for the first time in its history on Tuesday.
AOL
Google
Yahoo
Amazon

(4) Which Malaysian low cost airline has entered into a joint venture with the Tatas to start a new airline in the country?
Malaysian Airlines
Eaglexpress
Malindo Airways
Air Asia

(5) The BigDataEdge is a product of which Indian IT major?
Wipro
HCL
Infosys
TCS

(6) Automotive brand Volvo is based out of which country?
Norway
Sweden
Denmark
Finland

SPORTS

(1) Name the Argentine player who scored his 300th goal for his club Barcelona this week.
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionnel Messi
Wayne Rooney
Robin van Persie

(2) Which India A player scored a ton on Sunday in the match against Australia?
Rohit Sharma
Abhisekh Nayar
Manoj Tiwary
Vinay Kumar

(3) Which country won the latest edition of the ICC Women's World Cup?
England
Australia
New Zealand
West Indies

(4) Who top scored for the Kiwis in their victory over the English in the first ODI?
Kane Williamson
Martin Guptill
Brendin McCullum
Nathan McCullum

(5) Name the Pakistani bowler who claimed 10 wickets in the second test against South Africa.
Shahid Afridi
Mohammed Hafiz
Umar Gul
Saeed Ajmal

(6) Who will lead the West Indies in the 3 match ODI series against Zimbabwe
Darren Bravo
Chris Gayle
Darren Sammy
Dwayne Bavo

(7) Whom did Indian Grand Master Vishwanathan Anand beat in his last game of the Grenke Chess Classic trophy in Germany?
Arkadij Naiditsch
Danil Fridman
Fabiano Caruana
Koneru Humpy

(8) Who won this year's Qatar Open?
Venus Williams
Serena Williams
Maria Sharapova
Victoria Azarenka

(9) Which country does the footballer Neymar belong to?
Argentina
Brazil
Venezuela
Mexico

(10) Who amongst the following won the 2013 Brazil Open?
Roger Federer
Rafael Nadal
Novak Djokovic
Andy Murray

(11) Which of he following Australian woman cricketer has announced her retirement from all forms of the game?
Lisa Sthalekar
Ellyse Perry
Jess Cameroon
Jodie Purves

(12) Which of the following South African bowler was dropped for the third Test match against Pakistan following a hamstring injury?
Dale Styen
Albie Morkel
Vernon Philander
Mornie Morkel

(13) Which country did the Indian women beat in their second match of the Hero Honda World League?
Australia
Malaysia
Spain
Holland

(14) Which Indian cricketer is an owner of the Superbike team Mahi Racing?
Sachin Tendulkar
Sourav Ganguly
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Rahul Gandhi

(15) With which NBA team is Jerry Buss associated?
LA Lakers
LA Clippers
Phoenix Suns
Golden State Warriors

(16) Former wrestler Velantin Yordanov belongs to which country?
Ukraine
Bulgaria
Romania
Belarus

(17) David Gill was the CEO of which EPL side?
Chelsea
Manchester United
Arsenal
Manchester City

(18) Which of the following Indian teams will take part in the Italian National Motorcycle Racing Championship?
Birla Racing
Tata Racing
Mahindra Racing
Ruia Racing

(19) Name the German side that beat Arsenal in the Champions League this Thursday.
Werder Bremen
Dortmund
Eintracht Fankfurt
Bayern Munich

(20) Which team does Danio Gallinari play for?
Boston Celtics
Denver Nuggets
Trail Blazers
Phoenix Suns

(21) Which Italian team beat Spanish giants Barcelona in the Champions League this season?
A C Milan
Roma
Juventus
Inter Milan

MISCELLANEOUS

(1) Name the British art collector who has donated all his collections to art museums across the country.
Denis Mahon
Ludovico Carracci
Guido Reni
Carlo Bononi

(2) Which scientist of Indian origin is heading the project titled Cold Atom Laboratory?
Anita Dasgupta
Anita Chatterjee
Anita Sengupta
Anita Bannerjee

(3) Which television actor is making his Bollywood debut this week with the movie Kai Po Che?
Varun Badola
Sushant Singh Rajput
Aman Verma
Hetan Tejwani