|"A rare blend of tennis and beauty"|
Ans: Maria Sharapova
Ans: Robert Swan (British Explorer)
3. Which country did
overtake to become the second largest economic power in the world? China
6. Who is the chief executive of the
based oil major ‘Cairn Energy’? UK
Ans: Bill Gammell
7. This former Israeli soldier had to change her Facebook privacy settings because she posted pictures of herself on duty posing next to handcuffed, blindfolded Palestinians that provoked outrage?
8. Farmers came out with strong protest in UP against the new Expressway project saying that it would adversely affect the eco-system. This project was earlier known as Taj project. What is the present name of this project which evoked wide violence in its provinces?
Ans: Yamuna Expressway Project
9. Who is the chairman of the Nalanda Mento Group (NMG) that is awaiting a resurrection of its ancient glories after being approved in the parliament?
Ans: Amartya Sen (Nobel laureate Economics)
10.Which country launched Vanguard 2010 a major air defense exercise along its eastern coast in order tosecure its territories and improve communication between different military regions?
11.World’s highest railway line was opened in July 2006. Which places are connected by this line running at an altitude of 5000 metres?
Qinghai province ( China) to Lhasa ( ) Tibet
12.Who is the new Chief Election commissioner of
13.The opposition parties are making a row over the AFSPA bill in the parliament saying that the bill will give undesirable freedom to the soldiers in the
Kashmir valley. Expand AFSPA:
Ans: Armed Forces Special Powers Act
14.Which Haitian American hip-hop singer plans to seek the presidency of the earthquake battered country?
Ans: Wyclef Jean
15.Which country recently conducted a vote for approval of its new constitution that curtails the power of an imperial style presidency and paves the way for much needed reforms in the country?
16.Who is the president of
Ans: Mwai Kibaki