Persons and Places in News April 2014 – Quiz 169

Persons and Places in News April 2014 
 
Question Number 1: What is the name of the author of the book ‘From the Ruins of Empire’?
A) Khushwant Singh
B) Atal Bihari Vajpai
C) Pankaj Mishra
D) Arundhati Bhattacharya
Answer & Explanation: Name of the author of the book is Pankaj Mishra.

Question Number 2: What was the name of the Russian made helicopters series, which played a crucial role in rescue operations during Uttarakhand flash floods in 2013 were formally inducted by the Indian Air Force at its Jamnagar base in Gujarat on March 19, 2014?
A) Sukhoi
B) MI-17 V5
C) MIG-30
D) C-17
Answer & Explanation: MI-17 V5 was the name of the Russian made helicopters series.

Question Number 3: Which public sector bank of India launched Instant Money Transfer (IMT) scheme on March 24, 2014
A) State Bank of India (SBI)
B) Punjab National Bank
C) Bank of India (BOI)
D) Bank of Baroda
Answer & Explanation: Bank of India (BOI) launched Instant Money Transfer (IMT) scheme.

Question Number 4: Who was selected for prestigious Saraswati Samman for the year 2013 for his book Dhool Paudho Par on March 24, 2014?
A) Mridula Garg
B) Amrita Pritam
C) Govind Mishra
D) Gulzar
Answer & Explanation: Govind Mishra was selected for prestigious Saraswati Samman for the year 2013.

Question Number 5: Who was selected for the 23rd G.D. Birla Award for scientific research for the year 2013 on March 21, 2014?
A) D.D. Sharma
B) Rajesh Gopakumar
C) Nibir Mandal
D) Manindra Agrawal
Answer & Explanation: Rajesh Gopakumar was selected for the 23rd G.D. Birla Award.

Question Number 6: Who won the Sahitya Akademi Award 2013 in the category of Novelist?
A) A.K. Sood
B) Gita Sahgal
C) Ashoke Sen
D) Mridula Garg
Answer & Explanation: Mridula Garg won the Sahitya Akademi Award 2013 in the category of Novelist.

Question Number 7: Among the following, who won the Stree Shakti Puraskar for 2013?
A) Aarti Tripathi
B) Kapila Dutta
C) Laxmi
D) Vartika Nanda
Answer & Explanation: Vartika Nanda won the Stree Shakti Puraskar for 2013.

Question Number 8: Who won the “Sportsman of the Year” award in the Laureus Award for Sports ceremony in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)?
A) Virat Kohli
B) Sebastian Vettel
C) Rafel Nadal
D) Cristiano Ronaldo
Answer & Explanation: Sebastian Vettel won the “Sportsman of the Year” award.

Question Number 9: Who won the “Sportswoman of the Year” award in the Laureus Award for Sports ceremony in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)?
A) Fraser Pryce
B) Yelena Isinbayeva
C) P.V. Sindu
D) Missy Franklin
Answer & Explanation: Missy Franklin won the “Sportswoman of the Year” award.

Question Number 10: Who won the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize?
A) Toto Ito
B) Eduardo Mourna
C) Shigeru Ban
D) Jean Nouvel
Answer & Explanation: Shigeru Ban won the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize.

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