Competition Corner: May 2018

Gururaja Poojary with his silver medal at the Commonwealth Games 2018A. Current Affairs

1. Name the Bihar politician sentenced to 14 years in prison for the fodder scam.
2. Name the British teacher who won the 2018 Global Teacher prize of $1 million.
3. Name the Facebook founder who apologized for the massive leakage of personal data of millions of Facebook users.
4. Who won the Santosh Trophy finals (the football tournament) held at Salt Lake Stadium?
5. Name the Bollywood actor convicted in a 1998 poaching case.
6. Who won the first medal for India in the 2018 Commonwealth Games?

Answers
1. Lalu Prasad Yadav, 2. Andria Zafirakou, 3. Mark Zuckerberg, 4. Kerala, 5. Salman Khan, 6. Gururaja

B. General Awareness

1. Consider the following statements with reference to soils:
I. Alluvial soil is the most fertile soil in India.
II. The Western Ghats are devoid of humans, because they are made of basaltic soil.
III. Bhabbar is more fertile in comparison with Khadar soil.
Select the incorrect statement(s) from the options given below.
a. Only I and III b. Only I and II
c. Only II and III d. All of the above.

Answers
d. All of the above

2. Identify the Indian State which Tropic of Cancer does not pass through.
a. Mizoram
b. Tripura
c. Manipur
d. Chhattisgarh

Answers
c. Manipur

3. Consider the following match(es):
1. Californian current     a. Warm circular current
2. Mt Etna      b. Active volcano in Off- Italian coast
3. Bab-ul-Mandeb      c. Strait in Mediterranean Sea
4. Wallace Line       d. Strait of Lombak
The correct match(es) is/are?
a. Only 1 and 3
b. Only 1, 3 and 4
c. Only 2 and 4
d. Only 2

Answers
c. Only 2 and 4

4. Consider the following statement(s) with reference to atmosphere.
1. Ozone is found in the lower part of the Stratosphere.
2. Most of the asteroids that enter earth’s atmosphere are burned and hence, destroyed in the Ionosphere.
3. Auroras are seen in the upper Mesosphere.
Select the correct statement(s) from the options given below:
a. Only 1 and 2
b. Only 2
c. Only 1 and 3
d. None of the above

Answers
d. None of the above

5. Consider the following statements:
1. Latitude refers to the angular distance of any point on the Earth’s surface north or south of the equator, as measure from the centre of the earth in degree minutes and seconds.
2. Meridian refers to a line connecting places of the same latitude.
Choose the correct code:
a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both
d. None

Answers
a. Only 1

C. Logical reasoning

1. In a certain code, COMPUTER is written as DNNOVSFQ. Which word would be written as CQBHO?
a. BROD
b. DPCGP
c. BRADN
d. BLADE

Answers
b. DPCGP

2. In a certain code, BOXER is written as AQWGQ. How is VISIT written in that code?
a. UKRKU
b. UKRKS
c. WKRKU
d. WKRKS

Answers
b. UKRKS

3. Statement:
Some rooms are stones
All stones are radios.
Conclusion I: Some rooms are radios.
Conclusion II: Some stones are rooms.
a. If only conclusion I follows.
b. If only conclusion II follows.
c. If neither I nor II follows.
d. If both I and II follows.

Answers
d. If both I and II follows.

4. Statement:
All birds are trees.
Some hens are birds.
Conclusion I: Some birds are hens.
Conclusion II: All hens are trees.
a. If only conclusion I follows.
b. If only conclusion II follows.
c. If neither I nor II follows.
d. If both I and II follows.

Answers
a. If only conclusion I follows.

D. One word substitutions

The secretive and mysterious — Clandestine
A man endowed with the power of God — Demi god
Assembly of people who comes to pray — Congregation
Abandoned on a desert island — Marooned
Utter disregard and impudence — Temerity
One who is able to live on both land and water — Amphibian
One who is impulsive and energetic but less thoughtful — Impetuous

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