General Knowledge - 70

In Solar System, which planet's day is longer than its year since it completes one rotation on the axis in 243 earth days but takes only 225 earth days to orbit the Sun ?
(A) Mars
(B) Venus
(C) Jupiter
(D) Saturn
 
(B) Venus
 
For taking care of newborn babies and their mothers, at which place in Orissa was the 'Yashoda Scheme' launched in May 2008 ? 
(A) Angul
(B) Balasore
(C) Sambalpur
(D) Jharsuguda
 
(C) Sambalpur
 
Which island nation, located in the Pacific ocean, was formerly known as 'Pleasant Island' ? 
(A) Nauru
(B) Taiwan
(C) Tuvalu
(D) Vanuatu
 
(A) Nauru
 
Who advocated that a free market economy is more productive and more benefial to society, in his famous book 'The Wealth of Nations' ?
(A) Karl Marx
(B) Adam Smith
(C) John Maynard Keynes
(D) Milton Friedman
 
(B) Adam Smith
 
Who wrote the famous essay 'Unto This Last', which was later translated into Gujarati by Mahatma Gandhi under the title of 'Sarvodaya' (well being of all) ? 
(A) John Ruskin
(B) Leo Tolstoy
(C) Maxim Gorki
(D) Karl Marx
 
(A) John Ruskin
 
Which city houses the headquarters of the INTERPOL (International Criminal Police Organisation), the world's largest international police organisation ? 
(A) Vienna (Austria)
(B) Brussels (Belgium)
(C) Lyon (France)
(D) The Hague (Netherlands)
 
(C) Lyon (France)
 
On 26 March 2009, who became the first tourist to go into the space twice ? 
(A) Dennis Tito
(B) Mark Shuttleworth
(C) Gregory Olsen
(D) Charles Simonyi
 
(D) Charles Simonyi
 
Among the following four official styles in the competitive swimming, which swimming style is the slowest ? 
(A) Butterfly
(B) Backstroke
(C) Front Crawl (Freestyle)
(D) Breaststroke
 
(D) Breaststroke
 
Who coined commonly used phrases 'Big Brother', 'Doublethink', 'Newspeak' and 'Thought Police' in his famous novel 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' ? 
(A) E.M.Forster
(B) Charles Dickens
(C) Rudyard Kipling
(D) George Orwell
 
(D) George Orwell
 
Which among the following is the India's first indigenously built submarine ? 
(A) INS Vela
(B) INS Vagli
(C) INS Shankul
(D) INS Shalki
 
(D) INS Shalki