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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?
[A] NIMI
[B] IGNOU
[C] CAPART
[D] NPCIL



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?
[A]2000
[B]2250
[C]2575
[D]2420



8. Where was the first session of Indian National Congress held?
[A]Bombay
[B]Delhi
[C]Calcutta
[D]Madras



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



10. Which one of the following is a high-yielding variety of wheat?
[A]Kalyansona
[B]Hira
[C]Moti
[D]Jaya



11. Which of the following type of soils is very hard to cultivate?
[A]red
[B]alluvial
[C]black
[D]sandy



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



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?
[A]Chiron
[B]Ceres
[C]Pulsars
[D]Ranger



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



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