General Knowledge - 59

Which city houses the headquarters of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), an international organisation that coordinates the world-wide postal system ? 
(A) Vienna (Austria)
(B) Berne (Switzerland)
(C) The Hague (Netherlands)
(D) Brussels (Belgium)
 
(B) Berne (Switzerland)
 
Who was the first Indian cricketer to take Hat Trick in One Day International (ODI) cricket ? 
(A) Chetan Sharma
(B) Irfan Pathan
(C) Harbhajan Singh
(D) Kapil Dev
 
(A) Chetan Sharma
 
'Raja', 'Rani', 'Rocket' and 'Roarer' falls, collectively known as Jog Falls or Gersoppa Falls, are formed by which river in Karnataka ? 
(A) Netravati
(B) Dandavathi
(C) Vrishabhavati
(D) Sharavathi
 
(D) Sharavathi
 
Who authored the 'Buddhacharita', a Sanskrit narrative on the life of Gautam Buddha ? 
(A) Kalhana
(B) Banabhatta
(C) Bhavabhuti
(D) Ashvagosh
 
(D) Ashvagosh
 
 
Who invented Hovercraft ? 
(A) Karl Benz
(B) David Bushnell
(C) Christopher Cockerell
(D) Etienne Oehmichen
 
(C) Christopher Cockerell 
 
By what Indian name is the fighter aircraft 'Jaguar', jointly developed by Britain and France, inducted into Indian Air Force (IAF) fleet ?
(A) Baaz
(B) Vajra
(C) Shamsher
(D) Gajraj
 
(C) Shamsher 
 
In humans, which portion of brain controls hunger, thirst and body temprature ? 
(A) Thalamus
(B) Hypothalamus
(C) Hippocampus
(D) Medulla
 
(B) Hypothalamus 
 
In which city is the Tropical Forest Research Institute (TFRI) located ? 
(A) Shimla (H.P.)
(B) Jodhpur (Rajasthan)
(C) Dehradun (Uttarakhand)
(D) Jabalpur (M.P.)
 
(D) Jabalpur (M.P.) 
 
'Nagananda', 'Ratnavali' and 'Priyadarshika' Sanskrit works were authored by which ruler ? 
(A) Harshavardhana
(B) Chandragupta Maurya
(C) Chandragupta Vikramaditya
(D) Krishna Deva Raya
 
(A) Harshavardhana 
 
In February 2009, which Indian music maestro won the Grammy Award for his collaborative music album 'Golden Drum Project' ?
(A) Zakir Hussain
(B) Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma
(C) Pt. Ravi Shankar
(D) Amjad Ali Khan
 
(A) Zakir Hussain