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Current Affairs & GK questions- Part 2

Useful for all competitive Examinations, GK Quiz etc..

1. Where was the 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas meet held during January 2013? (a) Jaipur, Rajasthan (b) Bhubaneswar, Odisha (c) Kochi, Kerala (d) New Delhi 2. World Literacy Day is observed on? (a) Sep 5 (b) Aug 6 (c) Sep 8 (d) Oct 24 3. The 'Char Minar' is in? (a) Ahmedabad (b) Hyderabad (c) Delhi (d) Sikri 4. Potassium nitrate is used in? (a) Fertiliser (b) Medicine (c) Salt (d) Glass 5. What is a URL? (a) A type of UFO (b) A computer software program (c) An acronym for Uniform Resources Learning (d) The address of a document or "page" on the World Wide Web 6. The book 'Gulliver's Travels' was written by? (a) Alexandra Dumas

(b) Charles Lamb (c) Charles Dickens (d) Jonathan Swift 7. Dronacharya Award is given to? (a) The Best Sportsman (b) The Best Singer (c) The Best Sports Coach (d) The Best Actor 8. Who won the Nobel Prize for Literature 2012? (a) Mo Yan (b) Gao Xingjian (c) Tomas Transtrm (d) Hillary Mantel 9. Full Form of C T Scan? (a) Computer Touch Scan (b) Computerised Tomography (c) Computerised Touching Scan (d) Carbo Touching Scan 10. Who declared that "Swaraj is my birth right and I must have it " ? (a) Balagangadhar Tilak (b) Bhagat Singh (c) Subash Chandra Bose (d) Mahatma Gandhi 11. Which India born physicist invented the 'Optical Fibre'? (a) C.V. Raman (b) Satyendra Nath Bose (c) Homi J. Bhabha (d) Narinder Singh Kapany 12. 'Kyat' is the official currency of which Asian country?

(a) Nepal (b) Myanmar (c) Bhutan (d) Sri Lanka 13. Which apparatus is used to measure the blood pressure? (a) Hygrometer (b) Chronometer (c) Thermometer (d) Sphygmomanometer 14. What is the name of the new version of office software launched by the microsoft on 04 March 2013? (a) Office 8 (b) Office 2013 (c) Office 38 (d) Office 365 15. When did Margaret Thatcher became the first women Prime Minister of Britain? (a) 1998 (b) 1989 (c) 1979 (d) 1800 Prepared by: currentaffairs4examz team Blog: