Daily General Knowledge Quiz 284

Where was the Vulture Population Estimation-2013 conducted by the State Government?
(a) Manas Tiger Reserve
(b) Panna Tiger Reserve
(c) Palamau Tiger Reserve
(d) Pench Tiger Reserve

Answer: Panna Tiger Reserve

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, in the third week of January 2013 developed a fresh technique that enables surgeons to find out about the reach of tumours and helps them to decide which tissues should be removed for saving the healthy cells in cancer patients. What is the name of this new technique?
(a) Laser Imaging
(b) Molecular-Laser Imaging
(c) Molecular-Targeted imaging
(d) Target Imaging

Answer: (c) Molecular-Targeted imaging

Kaspersky Lab, the Russian cyber security firm on 14 January 2013 revealed that India is one among various nations which are hit by the cyber spying which has been targeting governmental, diplomatic and scientific research organisations for around 5 years. What is the name of this cyber spying campaign?
(a) Blue October
(b) Red December
(c) Blue December
(d) Red October

Answer: (d) Red October

Which space agency released surprising pictures of the remains of huge river which ran across the Red Planet, Mars at some point of time, on 17 January 2013?
(a) NASA
(b) European Space Agency
(c) Australian Space Agency
(d) None of these

Answer: (b) European Space Agency

The meteorological authority of China issued yellow alert in various cities. Which of the following statements is not correct in this context?
(a) Yellow alert indicated the presence of fog that shows dangerous smog levels in the northern as well as western regions of China.
(b) The Beijing Municipal Environmental Monitoring Center website declared that the density of the PM2.5 particulates crossed the 700 micrograms per cubic meter level in various parts of Beijing.
(c) Initially, it was found that the PM2.5 that is an indicator of the air quality had reached 500 point in certain monitoring stations.
(d) PM2.5 is an indicator of the extent of pollution in the air.

Answer: (d) PM2.5 is an indicator of the extent of pollution in the air.

Astronomers had already discovered that the super-massive black holes which sit in the centres of various galaxies were growing faster. Professor Graham explained that every time there is a ten times increase in the stellar mass of the galaxy, it leads to around 100 times increase in the _________. Fill in the blank with an appropriate option:
(a) Mass of black hole
(b) Density of black hole
(c) Both of these
(d) None of these

Answer: (a) Mass of black hole

Versace Abbigliamento Sportivo, the Italian luxury brand for clothing entered into India through its partnership with which Indian apparel as well as leather exporter?
(a) Majgenta Fashions
(b) Levis Strauss
(c) Pepe Jeans
(d) Mango

Answer: (a) Majgenta Fashions

Income Tax officials surveyed the Sriperumbudur plant of which mobile company in its day-long survey on 8 January 2013 in order to find out the tax default, if it existed?
(a) Motorola
(b) Samsung
(c) Nokia
(d) Sony Ericsson

Answer: (c) Nokia

With which bank did the Chamber of Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (CIMSME) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Kolkata on 4 January 2013?
(a) Dena Bank
(b) State Bank of India
(c) Axis Bank
(d) Allahabad Bank

Answer: (d) Allahabad Bank

Where did PR Fonroche, the joint venture of the French company Fonroche and the Indian company PR Clean Energy, on 10 January 2013 inaugurated a 5 MW Solar Plant in India?
(a) Punjab
(b) Rajasthan
(c) Haryana
(d) Chandigarh

Answer: (b) Rajasthan