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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Daily GK Quiz: 21 October 2012

1. Who is the author of the book "I too had a Dream"?
[A]A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
[B]Verghese Kurien
[C]Tribhuvandas Kishibhai Patel
[D]Baba Amte

2. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is an agency of the Republic of India, responsible for the development of technology for use by the military. In which city the headquarter of DRDO located?
[C]New Delhi

3. Whistling Woods International Institute is a film, television and media arts institute located in Mumbai, India. Who is the founder of this institute?
[A]Subhash Ghai
[B]Yash Chopra
[C]Karan Johar
[D]Ramesh Sippy

4. Launched on 13 April 1984, this military operation was unique as the first assault launched in the world's highest battlefield-Siachen. The military action resulted in Indian troops gaining control of the entire Siachen Glacier. What was the code-name for the Indian Armed Forces operation to capture the Siachen Glacier in the disputed Kashmir region, precipitating the Siachen Conflict?
[A]Operation Cactus
[B]Operation Meghdoot
[C]Operation Poomalai
[D]Operation Vijay

5. Recently Prime Minister Julia Gillard, during her meeting with her Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh on 18th October 2012 in New Delhi, announced to launch negotiations for a civil nuclear pact. The two leaders also agreed to hold annual meetings at the summit level to launch a Ministerial-level Dialogue on Energy Security, start negotiations for an Agreement on Transfer of Sentenced Persons, apart from inking four pacts. Julia Gillard is the Prime Minister of which country?