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Current affairs and quiz questions

Current affairs:   1. Kidambi Srikanth wins Men’s title while Saina Nehwal wins the women’s title of the India Open Super Series 2015.   Courtesy: BAI website   2. Aditi Arya (Gurgaon) is Femina  Miss India 2015. Rachel Vaaz (Mangalore) is the first runner up. Vartika Singh (Lucknow) is secon runnerup.   3. Saina Nehwal has become [...]

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Saina Nehwal – First Indian woman to reach world number 1 ranking

Hyderabad shuttler Saina Nehwal became the first Indian female Badminton player to reach world No 1 ranking.   Saina got world no.1 rank as current no.1 player Li Xuerui did not participate in the Indian open superseries badminton championship while Carolina Martin lost in the semi-finals. Saina is the first non-Chinese since December 2011 to top [...]

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13 quiz questions and answers related to India and Indians

 India never lost to Pakistan in a Cricket World Cup match. Best of luck for India cricket team.   Quiz questions:   1. Which country has highest number of official languages?   2. Article 356 was imposed maximum number of times in which state?   3. Before shifting to current Tilak marg address in 1958, [...]

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2015 Ashok Chakra and Kirti Chakra awardees

Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh of the 57 Battalion of the Rashtriya Rifles will be posthumously awarded the Ashok Chakra, the country’s highest peacetime military decoration.     President Pranab Mukherjee will also posthumously award the Ashok Chakra to Major Mukund Varadarajan of the 44th Battalion of the Rashtriya Rifles, which was announced on Independence Day [...]

2015 Padma awards names are announced

Indian Government announced the list of Padma awards (the President of India has approved). 104 personalities receive Padma awards (Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri) this year.   The list comprises of 9 Padma Vibhushan, 20 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri Awardees. 17 of the awardees are women and the list also includes [...]

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Quiz on Asia’s largest wholesale markets

Several Indian cities are the hosts for Asia’s largest wholesale markets for spices, fruits, flowers, red chillies and onions. Some of these historical markets are the oldest in Asia.   Asia’s largest wholesale markets:   1. Asia’s biggest wholesale market for fruits and vegetables – Azadpur mandi.   2. Asia’s largest wholesale spice market – [...]

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Current affairs: December 2014 – January 2015

Arvind Panagariya took charge as vice chairman of Niti Aayog. South African batsman AB de Villiers scored the fastest century and half-century in International One Day cricket.   Current affairs and General knowledge bits:   1. New Chief Election Commissioner of India: Hari Shankar Brahma.     2. New ISRO chairman: Alur Selin Kiran Kumar. [...]

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10 Business quiz questions and answers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to scrap planning commission and announced new institution NITI Aayog. NITI means National Institute for Transformation India.   Business quiz questions:   1. Who invented the pneumatic tyre in 1888?   2. Who was the first woman President of the Bombay Stock Exchange?     3. In 1951, the Election [...]

10 Quiz questions on awards, and first women

Wish you a happy and prosperous new year to all the readers of Quiz questions.   1. Who was the first female doctor from India?   2. Which country has highest number of time zones?   3. Who was India’s first female journalist?   4. Which company first invented world’s first smart phone?   5. [...]

10 Quiz questions on Ebola virus disease

Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a hemorrhagic fever caused by Ebola virus. Recent Ebola epidemic outbreak first occurred in March, 2014 in Western Africa. More than 4,000 people died in 2014 Ebola outbreak.   Quiz questions on Ebola virus disease:   1. Ebola virus belongs to which virus family?   2. Which Ebola virus species [...]

Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly election results

  BJP alone will form the Government in Haryana while BJP-Shiv Sena (post-poll alliance) will form the Government in Maharashtra. Congress Party lost power in both crucial states. Congress is now left with Karnataka, Kerala, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and few other small states.   BJP is going to form the Government in Haryana for [...]