Monday, 29 February 2016

Oscar 2016

Best Picture: “Spotlight”

Direction: “The Revenant,” Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”

Actress: Brie Larson, “Room”

Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”

Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”

Adapted Screenplay: “The Big Short,” Charles Randolph and Adam McKay

Original Screenplay: “Spotlight,” Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy

Cinematography: “The Revenant,” Emmanuel Lubezki

Production Design: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson (set decoration)

Film Editing: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Margaret Sixel

Visual Effects: “Ex Machina,” Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett

Costume Design: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Jenny Beavan

Makeup: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin

Sound Editing: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Mark Mangini and David White

Sound Mixing: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo

Music : “The Hateful Eight,” Ennio Morricone

Song: “Writing’s on the Wall,” from “Spectre,” Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

Foreign Language Film: “Son of Saul” (Hungary)

Animated Feature: “Inside Out”

Documentary Feature: “Amy”

Animated Short: “Bear Story”

Documentary Short: “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness”

Live Action Short: “Stutterer”

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Shreyasi Singh won which Medal at 2014 Commonwealth games

Shreyasi Singh won which Medal at 2014 Commonwealth games Options:

A)Silver

B)Bronze

C)Gold

D) NONE

Answer

A) Silver

Other Details

Event

Women's double trap shooting

Saturday, 27 February 2016

where is G20 summit being conducted?

 where is G20 summit  being conducted?

Options

1) Shanghai

2) Tokyo

3) Paris

4) Berlin

answer

1) Shanghai

Other details

G20 summit  being conducted in Shanghai


Friday, 26 February 2016

Shushila Likmabam won which Medal at 2014 Commonwealth games

Shushila Likmabam won which Medal at 2014 Commonwealth games Options:

A)Silver

B)Bronze

C)Gold

D) NONE

Answer

A) Silver

Other Details

Event

Women's 48 kg judo

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

which country was world No.1 in ICC Test rankings in February 2016?

which country was world No.1 in ICC Test rankings in February 2016?

Options

1) Australia

2) India

3) Sri lanka

4) south Africa

answer

1) Australia


Other details

Australia has replaced India at the top of the world's test rankings with a 2-nil test series victory over New Zealand in Christchurch



Tuesday, 23 February 2016

who won Dubai Tennis Championships title?

who won Dubai Tennis Championships title?

Options

1) Sara Errani

2) Flavia Pennetta

3) Samantha Stosur

4) Roberta Vinci answer

answer

1) Sara Errani

Other details


Italy’s Sara Errani  defeated Czech Republic’s Barbora Strycova 6-0, 6-2 to win Dubai Tennis Championships title

Monday, 22 February 2016

Winston is the name of which of the following?

Winston is the name of which of the following?

Options

1) cyclone

2) Mountain range

3) river

4) lake

answer

1) cyclone


Other details

Winston  is a cylcone near the coast of fiji

Sunday, 21 February 2016

World’s largest concentrated solar plant has started in which country?



World’s largest concentrated solar plant has started in which country?

Options

1) turkey

2) morocco

3) South Africa

4) Egypt

answer

2) morocco

Other details

The plant will  produce   energy for one million homes

It will reduce carbon emissions by  7 Lac tons per year.




Friday, 19 February 2016

who was Andrzej Zulawski?

who was Andrzej Zulawski?

options

1) film director

2) athlete

3) singer

4) dancer

answer


1) film director

Other details


Andrzej Żuławski was a Polish film director and writer. 

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Ben Hur is written by

Ben Hur is written by 

A)Lewis Wallace

B) Walter Scott

C) William J. Weatherby

D)None
Answer:

A)Lewis Wallace
Other Details:

published :

1880

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Where is the RBI headquarters situated ?

Where is the RBI headquarters situated ?

Options:

1) Delhi

2) Chennai

3) Kolkata

4) Mumbai

Answer:

4) Mumbai

Other Details:


  • Hilton Young Commission's recommendation lead to the formation of RBI through RBI Act 1934 
  • RBI was established in 1935 

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

What is the name of first long distance cargo train connecting Iran and China ?

What is the name of first long distance cargo train connecting Iran and China ?

Options

1) transcontinental

2) Orient express

3) Silk Road train

4) silk odyssey

answer


3) Silk Road train

Other details

The first long distance cargo train between Iran and China arrived in  Iran

The train had started its journey from China’s eastern Zhejiang province  and reached Tehran .

It took 14 days to reach Iran .

Total distance covered 9,500-kilometre

 It passed through Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.

Monday, 15 February 2016

where is HSBC headquarters located?

where is HSBC headquarters located?

Options

1) London

2) Hong Kong

3) Shanghai

4) Beijing

answer

1) London

Other details

HSBC Bank plc is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world. HSBC's international network comprises around 7,500 offices in over 80 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa.

Headquarters: London, United Kingdom

 CEO: António Pedro dos Santos Simões

Founded: 1865, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Which country won the under 19 cricket world cup?

Which country won the under 19 cricket world cup?

Options

1) west indies

2) India

3) asutralia

4) sri lanka

answer

1) west indies

Other details

The West Indies team won the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup final by five wickets in Mirpur , Bangladesh.

IT is the first time West indies has won the  ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup .


Saturday, 13 February 2016

Kirthiga Reddy is associated with which company?

Kirthiga Reddy is associated with which company?

Options

1) Facebook

2) microsoft

3) google

4) Yahoo

answer

1) Facebook


Other details

Kirthiga Reddy , is an Indian businesswoman and former Managing Director (CEO) at Facebook India.

 She has the distinction of being the first employee of the social media giant in India and has been one of the leading forces behind the company's expansive growth in the country.

In 2011, she became Fortune India's Top 50 Most Powerful Women and also has been placed among India's 25 most influential women.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Who won the Chappell Hadlee cricket Trophy ?

Who won the 2016  Chappell Hadlee cricket Trophy ?

Options

1) new Zealand

2) australia

3) west indies

4) south africa

answer

1) new Zealand


Other details

 new Zealand won the 2016  Chappell Hadlee cricket Trophy 2-1.


Thursday, 11 February 2016

Indian Giant Squirrel is State Animal of Which state

Indian Giant Squirrel is State Animal of Which state

A)Madhya Pradesh

B)Maharashtra,

C)Manipur

D)Meghalaya 
Answer:B)Maharashtra,
Other Details:

It is called 'Shekru' in Marathi .

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

India's gold medal count was _____ in 2010 common wealth games?

India's gold medal count was _____ in 2010 common wealth games?

Options:

1) 38

2) 39

3) 40

4) 41

Answer:

1) 38

Other Details:


  • India won 38 Gold 27 silver 36 Bronze medals in 2010 common wealth games.
  • For the first time in the history of the Games India won over 100 medals in total.
  • 2010 common wealth games were held in Delhi, India.


Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Santoshi Matsa won which Medal at 2014 Commonwealth games

Santoshi Matsa won which Medal at 2014 Commonwealth games Options:

A)Silver

B)Bronze

C)Gold

D) NONE

Answer

A) Silver

Other Details

Event

Women's 53 kg weightlifting

Monday, 8 February 2016

Which country will host the 2016 icc world Twenty20

Which country will host the 2016 icc world Twenty20

a)Australia



B)Bangladesh



C)India



D)Pakistan


Answer:C)India


Other Details: 

Tournament to be held 

from 11th March to 3rd April 2016.

ICC World Twenty20 (also referred to as the ICC World T20 or the World Twenty20)

Organised by cricket's governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC)


Format Twenty20 International
First tournament         2007

Tenty20
 England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) proposed a 20 over per innings game.

first international Twenty20 match
On 17 February 2005 Australia beat New Zealand  at Eden Park in Auckland.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Aruna Roy won the Ramon Magsaysay award in

Aruna Roy won the Ramon Magsaysay award in

Options :

A) 1981

B) 1958

C) 1991

D) 2000

Answer:

D) 1991

other Details :

won for Community Leadership

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Who has been appointed dean of Cornell University's new College of Business?

Who has been appointed dean of Cornell University's new College of Business?

Options

1) Soumitra Dutta

2)Soumitra De

3)Soumitra Das

4) Soumitra  Sen

answer

1) Soumitra Dutta

Other details

Indian-origin academician Soumitra Dutta will become the dean of the prestigious Cornell University's new College of Business to be established during the 2016-17

alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, Dutta is currently the dean and professor of management and organisations in the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at the Cornell University

Friday, 5 February 2016

who established shantiniketan?

who established shantiniketan?

Options

1) subhash chandra bose

2) Raja ram mohun roy

3) ravindra nath tagore

4) bipin chadra pal

answer

3) ravindra nath tagore

Other details

Santiniketan  is a small town near Bolpur in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, India, approximately 180 kilometres north of Kolkata

. It was established by Rabindranath Tagore.

The money he received in Nobel Prize was used for  expanding the school and renamed Visva-Bharati University.

list of alumni
Nobel-winning economist Amartya Sen,

filmmaker Satyajit Ray

 art historian, R. Siva Kumar,


 Rabindranath Tagore wrote many of his literary classics in Shanti Niketan, and his house is a place of historical importance.




Thursday, 4 February 2016

Amit Singhal was associated with which company?

Amit Singhal  was associated with which company?

Options

1) Google

2) Microsoft

3) Facebook

4) Yahoo

answer

1) Google

Other details

Amit Singhal was senior vice president and software engineer at Google  and the head of Google's core ranking team.

He lead  Google Search team.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

SwiftKey was acquired by which company?

SwiftKey was acquired by which company?

Options

1) Google

2) Microsoft

3) Yahoo

4) facebook

answer

2) Microsoft

Other details

Microsoft  acquired the app for $250 million.


Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Which country has granted gene editing on human embryos?

Which country has granted gene editing on human embryos?

Options

1) Spain

2) France

3) UK

4) Italy

answer

3) UK

Other details

The research will take place at the Francis Crick Institute in London and aims to provide a deeper understanding of the earliest moments of human life

Monday, 1 February 2016

who won the Australian Open Men's Singles Title?

who won the Australian Open Men's Singles Title?

Options

1) Novak Djokovic

2) Andy Murray

3) rafael nadal

4) roger federer

answer

1) Novak Djokovic

Other details

 Serbian  Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray of Britain  6-1, 7-5, 7-6.

Djokovic equaled the record of Roy Emerson's record of six Australian Open Singles titles.