General Knowledge - 89

In 2001, which Indian player was appointed as 'Messanger of Peace' by United Nations (UN), to promote its peacekeeping efforts ?
(A) Vijay Amritraj
(B) Prakash Padukone
(C) Vishwanathan Anand
(D) Sachin Tendulkar
 
(A) Vijay Amritraj
 
Which Indian player, who represented England in the test cricket, is generally considered the inventor of 'Leg Glance Stroke' ? 
(A) Vinoo Mankad
(B) K.S.Ranjitsinhji
(C) K.S.Duleepsinhji
(D) I.A.K.Pataudi (Sr.)
 
(B) K.S.Ranjitsinhji
 
Which Moroccan traveller, who visited India in 14th century and served in the court of Muhammad bin Tughlag, had recorded the account of his travels in 'Rihla' (Voyage) ? 
(A) Al Baruni
(B) Marco Polo
(C) Ibn Batuta
(D) Niccolo de Conti
 
(C) Ibn Batuta
 
In which of the following field are the National Florence Nightingale Awards given for rendering meritorious services ? 
(A) Banking
(B) Teaching
(C) Insurance
(D) Nursing
 
(D) Nursing
 
 
Which Mumbai born Britisher wrote 'The Jungle Book', a collection of 'Mowgli' fame stories ? 
(A) Ruskin Bond
(B) Salman Rushdie
(C) V.S. Naipaul
(D) Rudyard Kipling
 
(D) Rudyard Kipling
 
Being constucted under National Highways Development Project (NHDP), at which place would the North-South Corridor and the East-West Corridor meet ? 
(A) Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
(B) Nagpur (Maharashtra)
(C) Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh)
(D) Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh)
 
(D) Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh)
 
Which is the only non-metal element that exists in liquid form at room temprature (25 degree Celsius) ? 
(A) Carbon
(B) Bromine
(C) Sulphur
(D) Selenium
 
(B) Bromine
 
Which is the only country in the world whose national flag is not rectangular ? 
(A) Chile
(B) Nepal
(C) Ireland
(D) Liberia
 
(B) Nepal
 
Which European city houses the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), a specialised agency that leads international efforts to defeat hunger ? 
(A) Rome (Italy)
(B) Vienna (Austria)
(C) Paris (France)
(D) Brussels (Belgium)
 
(A) Rome (Italy)
 
'Goal' is the autobiography of which Indian sportsman ? 
(A) Wilson Jones
(B) Dhyan Chand
(C) K.D. Singh Babu
(D) Chunni Goswami
 
(B) Dhyan Chand