General Knowledge - 48

In which city is the Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI) located ? 
(A) Nagpur
(B) Lucknow
(C) Shimla
(D) Cuttack
 
(C) Shimla 
 
Named after Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi, famous Test cricket ground Gaddafi Stadium is located in which city ? 
(A) Hyderabad (India)
(B) Dhaka (Bangladesh)
(C) Colombo (Sri Lanka)
(D) Lahore (Pakistan)
 
(D) Lahore (Pakistan) 
 
Which Indian woman athlete is popularly known as 'Idukki Express' ?
(A) P.T.Usha
(B) K.M.Beenamol
(C) Jyotirmay Sikdar
(D) Anju Bobby George.
 
(B) K.M.Beenamol
 
Asteroids, sometimes called minor planets or planetoids, are generally found between which planets ?
(A) Earth and Mars
(B) Mars and Jupiter
(C) Jupiter and Saturn
(D) Saturn and Uranus
 
(B) Mars and Jupiter 
 
In 1892, who became the first Indian to be elected to the House of Commons (lower house of British Parliament) ? 
(A) Mahatma Gandhi
(B) Dadabhai Naoroji
(C) Tej Bahadur Sapru
(D) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
 
(B) Dadabhai Naoroji 
 
Coined by French priest Henri Didon, 'Citius, Altius, Fortius' (Swifter, Higher, Stronger) slogan is the motto of which tournament ?
(A) Olympic Games
(B) Commonwealth Games
(C) FIFA World Cup
(D) Asian Games
 
(A) Olympic Games 
 
Who was the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations on 26th January 2009 in New Delhi ? 
(A) Vladimir Putin (Russian President)
(B) Nicolas Sarkozy (French President)
(C) Zigme Singye Wangchuk (Bhutan King)
(D) Nursultan Nazarbayev (Kazakhstan President)
 
(D) Nursultan Nazarbayev (Kazakhstan President) 
 
Which among the following is the first indigenous civilian aircraft of India ? 
(A) Saras
(B) Tejas
(C) Chetak
(D) Cheetah
 
(A) Saras 
 
Kudremukh hills, name literally meaning Horse face, in Karnataka are famous for mines of which mineral ? 
(A) Gold
(B) Lignite
(C) Bauxite
(D) Iron Ore
 
(D) Iron Ore 
 
In 1981, which Mumbai born British writer won the Booker Prize for his novel 'Midnight's Children' ? 
(A) Salman Rushdie
(B) V.S.Naipaul
(C) Arundhati Roy
(D) Kiran Desai
 
(A) Salman Rushdie