March 06, 2013

THE WEEKLY QUIZ - 9


3rd March - 9th March


NATION & POLITICS

(1) A group of doctors led by Dr Deborah Persaud claimed to have cured an infant of a deadly disease. Which disease are we referring to?
Blood Cancer
HIV
Liver Cirrhosis
SARS

(2) According to the UK magazine Times Higher Education, which is India's top education institute?
IIT - Bombay
IIM - Bangalore
IISc - Bangalore
IIT - Kanpur

(3) Irom Sharmila hails from which Indian state?
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Tripura

(4) The Changtang plateau in the Ladak region is home to which of the following species of goat?
Totapari
Sirohi
Pashmina
Karoli

(5) Name the MLA from Uttar Pradesh who resigned as the Food and Supplies Minister from the state cabinet who resigned after being accused in the murder of the police officer Zia ul Haq.
Ram Gopal Yadav
Azam Khan
Raghuraj Pratap Singh
Amar Singh

(6) Which is the helpline number for complaints related to rations via the fair price shops?
1957
1967
1977
1987

(7) Which constituency does Varun Gandhi represent in the Lok Sabha?
Amethi
Rae Bareli
Pilibhit
Aonla

(8) Which of the following Indian institutes is reportedly building the world's largest magnet?
ISRO
BARC
DRDO
ONGC

(9) Atleast two naval personnel were killed when their helicopter crashed near Vishakapattnam on Tuesday. Which chopper were they travelling in?
Dhruv
Chetak
Light Combat Helicopter
Cheetah

(10) Give the full form of ICDS.
Integrated Cereal Distribution Scheme
Integrated Cultural Diversity Scheme
Integrated Child Development Scheme
Integrated Commercial Disinvestment Scheme

(11) Who is the CM of Meghalaya?
Niephiu Rio
Mukul Sangma
Manik Sarkar
Pavan Kumar Chamling

(12) Which party does Jammu Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah belong to?
People's Democratic Party
Panther's Party
National Conference
Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front

(13) Which Trinamool MP has resigned as an advisor to the West Bengal industry ministry over differences with Mamata Bannerjee?
Dinesh Trivedi
Saugata Roy
Derek O'Brien
Mukul Roy

(14) Which Indian minister will hold a dinner for the Pakistani PM when he visits India?
Salman Khurshid
A K Anthony
Sushil Kumar Shinde
P C Chidambaram

INTERNATIONAL

(1) How many Indians are in the race for the Nobel Peace Prize?
12
14
16
18

(2) Which African country voted to elect its President on Monday?
Rwanda
Somalia
Uganda
Kenya

(3) Keith O'Brien was the highest Roman Catholic priest of which country?
United States
Germany
Britain
France

(4) Two former officials of an Afghan bank were indited by a court on charges of corruption. Which bank are we referring to?
Kabul Bank
Pasthany Bank
Azizi Bank
Afghanistan International Bank

(5) Who was the PM of Japan during most of the second World War?
Fumimaro Kanoe
Mitumasa Yonai
Kuniaki Koiso
Hideki Tojo

(6) Who is the PM of Maldives?
Mohammed Waheed Hussain Manik
Mohammed Nasheed
Ibrahim Naseer
Muamoon Abdul Gayoom

(7) A former European Head of State was sentenced to a year in jailed over a case relating to a wire leak?
Nicolas Sarkozy
Gordon Brown
Helmut Kohl
Silvio Berlusconi

(8) Against which country did the UN Security Council impose new tougher sanctions this week?
North Korea
Syria
Mali
Iran

(9) Forces loyal to Jamalul Kiram III is the self proclaimed Sultan of Sulu province of Philippines clashed with the policemen of which country on the island of Borneo?
Indonesia
Brunei
East Timor
Malaysia

BUSINESS

(1) Name the nation that has agreed to look into the concerns raised by India regarding double taxation.
Maldives
Seychelles
Mauritius
Sao Tome and Principe

(2) Which of the following families owns a stake in the Takshashila Hospitals?
Adani
Ruia
Birla
Kirloskar

(3) P C Menon is the founder of which construction firm?
Shobha
Prestige
Purvankara
Mahaveer

SPORTS

(1) Who amongst the following was named as the ambassador of Chinese Super League football tournament?
Zinadine Zidane
Paul Scholes
David Beckham
Wayne Rooney

(2) Who scored two goals in India's victory over Guam in the second match of the AFC Challenge Cup?
Sunil Chhetri
Clifford Miranda
Jewel Raja Shaikh
None of the above

(3) Which Australian bowler was named as the mentor of the IPL team KKR?
Andy Bichel
Glen McGrath
Shane Warne
Brett Lee

(4) What was India's rank in the recently concluded women's wrestling world cup?
1
3
5
7

(5) Who is India's most successful Test captain?
Sourav Ganguly
Kapil Dev
Tiger Ali Pataudi
Mahendra Singh Dhoni

(6) Who scored the lone goal in the Man City versus Aston Villa tie this week?
Sergio Aguero
Carlos Tevez
David Silva
Gareth Barry

(7) What is Parupalli Kashyap's latest Badminton World Federation rankings released this Thursday?
11
10
9
8

(8) The name of Pavel Smirnov has been recommended to the SAI for coaching the Indian side in which sporting discipline?
Archery
Pistol
Javelin Throw
Swimming

(9) To which Union Territory does ace cyclist Deborah belong?
Lakshadweep
Chandigarh
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Andaman and Nicobar Islands

(10) Which Indian batsman was dropped from the team for the last two matches against Australia?
Murali Vijay
Virendra Sehwag
Cheteshwar Pujara
Virat Kohli

(11) Former Pakistani speedster Waqar Younis has joined which IPL side as their coach?
Mumbai Indians
Chennai Super Kings
Sunrisers Hyderabad
Royal Challengers Bangalore