Competition Corner: August 2017

K. K. Venugopal, Attorney General of IndiaA. Current Affairs

1. Name the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel.
2. Who is the Attorney General of India?
3. Name the main man behind the Kochi Metro Project.
4. Name the first Indian building to get a trademark.
5. Name the Most Desirable Woman of 2016.

1. Narendra Modi, 2. K. K. Venugopal, 3. E. Sreedharan, 4. Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, 5. Srinidhi Ramesh Shetty

B. General Awareness

1. The Reserve Bank of India was established on:
a. April 1, 1935
b. April 1, 1934
c. April 1, 1933
d. April 1, 1936

a. April 1, 1935

2. Who wrote Taxonomy Of Educational Objectives?
a. Benjamin Bloom
b. R. H. Dave
c. R. Paul
d. None of the above

a. R.H. Dave

Indian tricolour3. The National Flag of India was designed by:
a. Mahatma Gandhi
b. Jawaharlal Nehru
c. Rabindranath Tagore
d. Pingali Venkayya

d. Pingali Venkayya

4. Which colour in India’s tricolour national flag represents fertility, growth and auspiciousness of the land?
a. Blue
b. Green
c. Saffron
d. White

b. Green

C. General Intelligence and Reasoning

1. Which one of the given responses would be a meaningful order of the following words in ascending order?
1. Probation 2. Interview 3. Selection 4. Appointment 5. Advertisement
a. 5, 3, 2, 1, 4
b. 5, 4, 2, 3, 1
c. 4, 5, 1, 2, 3
d. 5, 2, 3, 4, 1

d. 5, 2, 3, 4, 1

2. A and B are a married couple. C and D are brothers. C is the brother of A. How is D related to B?
a. Brother
b. Son-in-law
c. Cousin
d. Brother-in-law

d. Brother-in-law

3. The average age of the present ages of Amit and Anil is 32 years. If Amit is 6 years older than Anil, what is Anil’s present age?
a. 38 years
b. 26 years
c. 19 years
d. 29 years

d. Sum of ages of Amit and Anil = 2 x 32 = 64 years. Let Anil’s age be x years x + x + 6 = 64, y = 29 years

Gold nuggetD. One-word substitutions

1. A strong feeling of distaste – Disgusting
2. An awkward and difficult situation – Predicament
3. Disrespectful and audacious behaviour – Impudence
4. Tendency to fight – Pugnacity
5. Disagreeably harsh – Raucous
6. Solid lump of gold – Nugget
7. To impair and weaken – Debilitate
8. Fictitious name – Pseudonym
9. The crudely emotional – Melodramatic
10. In the stage of being born – Nascent

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Prof Dr. John Mathews is a professor of English Literature and Philosophy. A motivational speaker and columnist, he is the author of The Wisdom & Power of Positive Living and An Encyclopaedic Treasury Of Positive Thoughts For Effective And Creative Living.