Static Awareness 5th September 2018

1. Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings and its predecessor organisations have been in business for more than 150 years. (S&P) based in-

(a) New York, USA

(b) London, UK

(c) Paris, France               

(d) Vienna, Austria

(e) None of these

2. Pulitzer prize is awarded for outstanding work in the field of

(a) Science and Technology

(b) Environmental Studies

(c) Literature and Journalism

(d) International Understanding

(e) None of these

3. Who is current Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister in Narendra Modi government?

(a) Ananth Kumar           

(b) Kalraj Mishra

(c) Anant Geete              

(d) Ravi Shankar Prasad

(e) None of these

4. Bhitarkanika National Park in which state?

(a) Karnataka

(b) Tamil Nadu

(c) Odisha

(d) Bihar

(e) None of these

5. The capital of Egypt is?

(a) Tbilisi

(b) Cairo              

(c) Conakry

(d) Djibouti        

(e) None of these

6. Who is the present governor of Rajasthan?

(a) MridulaSinha              

(b) VP Singh Badnore

(c) Kalyan Singh               

(d) Krishan Kant Paul

(e) None of these

7. The author of the book “The Gin Drinkers” is

(a) Arundhati Roy

(b) Anita Desai

(c) Sagarika Ghose

(d) Shoba Dey

(e) None of these

8. Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport is a public airport located in-

(a) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

(b) Bhagalpur, Bihar

(c) Kolkata, West Bengal

(d) Indore, Madhya Pradesh

(e) None of these

9. Who is present President of Algeria?

(a) Ilham Aliyev

(b) John Howard

(c) Abdelaziz Bouteflika

(d) Freundel Stuart

(e) None of these

(e) None of these

10. Who is the governor of Sikkim?

(a) Keshari Nath Tripathi

(b) Acharya Dev Vrat

(c) Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil

(d) V.P. Singh Badnore

(e) None of these

Solution

Ans.1. (a)

Exp.Standard & Poor’s Financial Services is an American (New York, USA) financial services company. It is a division of S&P Global that publishes financial research and analysis on stocks, bonds and commodities

Ans.2. (c)

Exp.The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American Joseph Pulitzer who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher, and is administered by Columbia University in New York City.

Ans.3. (a)

Exp.H. N. Ananth Kumar is an Indian politician belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party. Since 1996 he has represented Bangalore South constituency in the LokSabha. Ananth Kumar has served as Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers since May 2014 and as Minister of Parliamentary Affairs since July 2016 in the Narendra Modi government.

Ans.4. (c)

Exp.Bhitarkanika National Park is a national park located in Kendrapara district of Odisha in eastern India. Core area of 145 square kilometre of the Bhitarkanika Wild Sanctuary, spread over 672 km2.The national park is surrounded by the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary. Gahirmatha Beach and Marine Sanctuary lies to the east, and separates swamp region cover with canopy of mangroves from the Bay of Bengal. Thus it become a vicinity of rich biodiversity.

Ans5. (b)             

Exp.Cairo, Egypt’s sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. At its heart Tahrir Square and the vast Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities including royal mummies and gilded King Tutankhamun artifacts.  The currency of Egypt is Egyptian pound.

Ans.6. (c)            

Exp.Shri Kalyan Singh is the Present Governor of Rajasthan.

Ans7. (c)             

Exp.Sagarika Ghose’s book is about the irrelevant Indians – the English speaking privileged few who have controlled post-Independence India – giving ground to a new Indian order. She explores modern day India through the eyes of several characters, the “gin drinkers” of the book’s title. Uma is the Oxford graduate returned to Delhi with the customary English beau in tow.

Ans8. (a)             

Exp.Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport is a public airport located at Babatpur 26 km (16 mi) northwest of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Ans9. (c)             

Exp.Abdelaziz Bouteflika is an Algerian politician who has been the fifth President of Algeria since 1999. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1963 to 1979. As President, he presided over the end of the bloody Algerian Civil War in 2002.

Ans10.(c)

Sol.Shriniwas Patil is the present Governor of Sikkim, India. He was a member of the 13th and 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Karad constituency of Maharashtra and is a member of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). He is a former Indian Administrative Service officer.

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