Current GK November

Recently, Mark Boucher from which among the following countries became the first cricketer to take 500 Test catches?
  1. England 2. West Indies
  3. South Africa 4. Australia
Consider the following statements about Agni-II Prime, which was recently tested successfully:
1. Its a medium range ballistic missile
2. Its a surface to surface missile
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
  1. Only 1 2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 & 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2
In which state is located the Wheeler Island, which is used by India for its missile tests?
  1. Tamil Nadu 2. Odisha
  3. Andhra Pradesh 4. Kerala
On 18 November 2011, the presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia signed an agreement, setting a target of establishing the which among the following organizations by 2015?
  1. CIS Union 2. Central Asian Union
  3. Eurasian Union 4. United Eurasia
Which among the following was the venue of the 17th edition of the International Children’s Film Festival of India, the Golden Elephant?
  1. Bangalore 2. Hyderabad
  3. Chennai 4. New Delhi
Which among the following states recently (November 2011) implemented the “Public Services Guarantee Act” which provides for time bound disposal of 108 public services related to 15 departments of the state government?
  1. Haryana 2. Rajasthan
  3. Gujarat 4. Madhya Pradesh
Which among the following countries is known for its traditional Loya Jirga meetings about which it was recently said that they will undermine the authority of Parliament and will be a clear violation of law?
  1. Nepal 2. Afghanistan
  3. Pakistan 4. Indonesia
Which among the following country is the host of 2018 Commonwealth Games?
  1. Canada 2. England
  3. Australia 4. New Zealand
Recently, Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar became the first cricketer to cross 15,000-runs mark in Test cricket. In How many tests, he achieved this milestone?
  1. 175 2. 182
  3. 186 4. 190
Kudumbashree, the model poverty alleviation programme is known to have been implemented in which among the following states successfully?
  1. Tamil Nadu 2. Kerala
  3. Andhra Pradesh 4. Karnataka
About which among the following missiles, India claims that it is first anti-tank missile which has a complete fiberglass structure?
  1. Shaurya 2. Sagarika
  3. Nag 4. Trishul
Which among the following offices has recently become India’s first digital signature enabled department?
  1. Directorate General of Supplies and Disposal (DGS&D) 2. Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT)
  3. Department of Income Tax 4. Agricultural and processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)
Who among the following is the winner of 26th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration?
  1. Anil Kakodkar 2. Amjad Ali Khan
  3. Mohan Dharia 4. Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati
Recently, Ministry of Commerce had introduced a new ‘Niryat Bandhu’ scheme for mentoring first generation entrepreneurs. Who are Niryat Bandhus as per this scheme?
  1. Entrepreneurs 2. Agents
  3. Officers 4. Export Assistants
Who among the following was recently awarded Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award 2011 for excellence in Public Administration, academics and Management ?
  1. N. R. Madhava Menon 2. Professor Yashpal
  3. Satyabrata Rai Chowdhuri 4. Naresh Dadhich
The Ex Eastern Bridge – 2011, was a joint exercise between the airforces of India and ___?
  1. Bahrain 2. Saudi Arabia
  3. Oman 4. Qatar
In which among the following states of India, the National Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports (NIMAS) is being set up?
  1. Uttarkhand 2. Jammu & Kashmir
  3. Himachal Pradesh 4. Arunachal Pradesh
The composite-bodied Boeing 787 Dreamliner recently made its first commercial flight between ____?
  1. Hongkong and Tokyo 2. Tokyo and New York
  3. New York and Washington 4. Washington and Tokyo
Colombian government declared on 6 November 2011, that the Colombian troops killed leader of the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), during a day-long operation in which his female companion also died. Name the deceased FARC leader
  1. Alfonso Cano 2. Manuel Marulanda
  3. Pablo Catatumbo 4. Joaquín Gómez
Australia Senate on 8 November 2011 passed legislation that would impose a carbon tax on the nation’s 500 largest polluters. Which one of the following countries has the most CO2 emissions?
  1. China 2. Russia
  3. India 4. USA
IAEA Report stated that Iran carried out Nuclear Weapons-Related Activities. Where the report was released?
  1. New Delhi 2. New York
  3. London 4. Vienna
Recently, which one of the following nations was suspended by the Arab league?
  1. Syria 2. Lebanon
  3. Saudi Arabia 4. Jordan
Which one of the following nations donated 1 million US dollars to Nalanda International University?
  1. China 2. France
  3. UK 4. USA
Joe Frazier, the former heavyweight boxing champion on 7 November 2011 died after a battle with liver cancer. Which of the following facts about Frazier is not true?
1. Frazier is most famous for defeating bitter rival and another boxing legend Muhammad Ali in the 1971 Fight of the Century
2. Known as Smokin’ Joe, he won 35 fights in all, 27 by knockouts, losing four times - twice to Ali in furious bouts and twice to George Foreman. He also recorded three draw
3. He won gold in 1964 Tokyo Olympics by defeating Australia’s Athol McQueen
4. Frazier formed a back-up group called the Knockouts after he turned to siging. After retiring, Frazier made cameo appearances in several Hollywood movies, and two episodes of The Simpsons.
  1. Only 4 2. 1 & 4
  3. Only 2 4. 2 & 4


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