General Knowledge - General Awareness - 2010

1. Who among the following is the current president of Olympic Council of Asia?

2. In the famous book "The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty through Profits" of C K Prahalad, who recently died, the "Bottom of the Pyramid " refers to the poorest of the poor people. The Financial Pyramid is inspired by which of the following _____?

3. Gujarat & Maharastra are celebrating their Golden Jubilee of Creation as the state were created on 1 May 1960. In this context, from the given options find out the leader who founded Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti. an organization that spearheaded the demand in the 1950s for the creation of a separate Marathi-speaking state out of the State of Bombay?

4. Which among the following Oscar Academy Award movie is based upon United States Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team during the Iraq War.?

5. Recently Vijay Mallya announced that his liquor company United Spirits was now the second largest in the world. Which among the following is world's largest Liquor company?

6. Recently we read in the newspapers that Indian Meteorological Department is modernizing its observational network by replacing its old and conventional radar by the state of art S-band Doppler Weather Radar (DWR) in a phased manner at different locations all over the country. A Doppler Weather Radar (DWR) would provide short-range accurate weather prediction in a radius of _______?

7. Who among the following is the current president of the country's prominent industrial body, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)?

8. After which h of the following Prime Ministers, India's PM Man Mohan Singh visited Saudi Arabia?

9. Who among the following has recently been appointed as the new interlocutor for Naga talks and carry forward the peace process with insurgent group National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah)? (11.2.2010)

10. In which of the following festivals is presented a Golden Bear Award?

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