Tuesday, January 31, 2012

General Knowledge Quiz - 89

1. Which of the following is the abbreviated name of an autonomous organisation under Ministry of Rural Development?

2. Who were the founders of the company Hewlett Packard (HP)?
[A] Dave Hewlett and Bill Packard
[B] Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard
[C] Jack Hewlett and Edwards Packard
[D] Edwards Hewlett and Jack Packard

3. Who amongst the following is the author of the book “To a Hunger Free World”?
[A] A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
[B] Ashok Lahiri
[C] Amartya Sen
[D] M.S. Swaminathan

4. Who won the ‘Asia Business Leader of the Year’ award at the CNBC Asia Business Leaders Awards in 2006?
[A] Rahul Bajaj
[B] Ratan Tata
[C] Anand Mahindra
[D] Vijay Mallya

5. World’s leading travel portal Expedia has acquired a majority stake in India’s top online hotels aggregator for $17 million. Name the company.
[A] Yatra
[B] Makemytrip
[C] TravelGuru
[D] Cleartrip

6. Which of the following Indian ports is a private port?
[A] Bedi Bunder
[B] Navlakhi
[C] Ratnagiri
[D] Pipavav

7. What annual payment will discharge a debt of Rs. 5082 due in 2 yrs at 10% per annum compounded annually?

8. Where was the first session of Indian National Congress held?

9. Which of the following contributes largely to the green-house gas effect?
[B]carbon dioxide
[C]carbon monoxide
[D]water vapour

10. Which one of the following is a high-yielding variety of wheat?

11. Which of the following type of soils is very hard to cultivate?

12. Which one of the following is not a green house gas?
[B]carbon dioxide
[C]nitrous oxide

13. Which of the following is not a product of vehicular pollution?
[A]sulphur dioxide
[B]carbon monoxide
[C]hydrogen peroxide
[D]hydro carbons

14. Which of the following is the largest asteroid discovered so far?

15. The 2001 Nobel Prize for literature was won by an Indian origin writer. Name her/him.
[A]Salman Rushdie
[B]VS Naipaul
[C]Arundhati Roy
[D]Vijay Tendulkar