1. Which is the 'Columbus of the Space Age'?

2. Which one among the following statements about Grigori Perelman is not correct?
3. Who amongst the following was put on trial for genocidal war at the United Nations International War Crime Tribunal?
4. The former Primary and Secondary Education Minister H G Govinde Gowda was conferred with D Devaraj Urs Award for his contribution in various fields. Mr Govinde Gowda is also known as
5. Who was Paul Samuelson?
6. He is one of the foremost modern painter and internationally recognised artist. He passed away on 9th June 2011, in London. He was born in Maharashtra. He lived in Dubai and London, after forced to leave India in 2006. He was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 1991. He was also a member of Rajya Sabha. In 2010, he was granted the citizenship by Qatar. Who is he?
7. Mike Pandey is well known as a
8. The well-known sportsman Liu Xiang has excelled in which event?
9. Who served as India's first Ambassador to the Soviet Union?
10. Raghu Rai is well known for which one of the following areas?
11. How is Gabriel Garcia Marquez well-known as?
12. The famous couple Jalabala Vaidya and Gopal Sharman are well known to be associated with
13. The Pulitzer Prize is associated with which one of the following?
14. Ustad Bismillah Khan was an exponent of
15. Osama Bin Laden was
16. Which of the following designations was never held by Dr Manmohan Singh?
17. Who is Wale Soyinka?
18. Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma is well known as an exponent of
19. Which one of the following awards was given to the couple Krishnammal Jagannathan and Sankaralingam Jagannathan recently?
20. In which one of the following films did the Nobel Laureate Pearl S Buck collaborate?
21. Robert Webster is known for his work associated with which one of the following?
22. Larry Page and Sergey Brin are well-known as
23. Consider the following statements 1. Kofi Annan, the UN Secretary General was from Nigeria. 2. Kofi Annan was the first UN Secretary General to be appointed from the ranks of the United Nations staff. 3. Kofi Annan was appointed for a second term to the office of the UN Secretary General. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
24. Wangari Maathai, the Nobel Prize winner from Kenya is known for her contribution to which one of the following?
25. The 'Chandra' X-Ray telescope is named after
26. Which of the following statements are true about the Indian-born woman astronaut Kalpana Chawla? 1. She was born in Karnal. 2. She flew on board the shuttle flight STS-87. 3. She was trained at the Kennedy Space Centre. 4. She did a space-walk to retrieve the Spartan SatelIite. Select the correct answer fusing the codes given below
27. Which one of the following is not a part of Hindustani Music?
28. Which one of the following forms of dance is Shobhna Narayan known for?
29. How is Steve Fossett known as?
30. Consider the following passage about a folk dance form of India This dance is performed solo or in group of 3 or 4 females essentially on the occasion of worship of Goddess Manasa. As per mythology, Behulaa had to dance before the Goddess Manasa to get back her husband's (Lakhindar) life. The dancers while dancing leave their hair open. Another striking moment of this dance is dancing with Daa (sharp weapon used for sacrifice) and rotating of dancers' head in rapid circular motion, with open tresses. Which one of the following dance form is described above?
31. Consider the following paragraph and identify with the codes given below the cartoon character(s) described therein He has/they have already completed the 75th year of his/their appearance. It is/they are the only cartoon character(s) to appear as mascot for the sports team of a major American University, University of Oregon. His/their dominant personality trait is his/their short temper and in contrast, his/their positive looks on life.
32. Umayalapuram K Shivaraman is well-known as an exponent of
33. Consider the following paragraph and identify the person referred to therein with the codes given below After training under Ustad Abdul Rehman Khan of Patiala Gharana, he turned to Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan. 'Memories Come Alive' is his autobiography. He was awarded Dada Saheb Phalke Award.
34. With which one of the following leading newspapers is Ms Shobhana Bharatia associated?
35. Consider the following paragraph and identify the person referred to in it A Nobel Laureate in Literature, she is a member of Romania's ethnic German minority who was prosecuted for her critical depictions of life 'Behind the Iron Curtain'. She made her debut in 1982 with a collection of short stories entitled `Niederungen' which depicted the harsh life in a small, German-speaking village in Romania. This book was censored by the Communist Government.
36. Which one among the following statements regarding Rabindranath Tagore's concern for the natural world and environment is not correct?
37. Dilip Kaur Tiwana is well known as a
38. Consider the following paragraph and identify the person referred to therein using the codes given below She joined the diplomatic corps in 1949 and became the first woman diplomat of India. She was the Ambassador to Hungary, Ghana and the Netherlands.
39. How is Lawrence H Summers known as?
40. Consider the following paragraph and identify with the help of the codes given below the writer referred to therein. She is the winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Jnanpith Award and is also India's first Principal Prince 'Claus laureate. One of the most celebrated writers of contemporary Indian literature, she is noted for her novels which include The Mothe Eaten Howdah of the Tusker'', ''Pages Stained with Blood, and'' The Man from Chinnamasta''. Select the correct answer using the codes given below
41. Who is the Chairman of the second Administrative Reforms Commission?
42. The longest serving Governor of the RBI is
43. Consider the following statement I can only thank a genius director like Guru Dutt for giving me an opportunity to work in his films and translate his conceptions on screen. I was able to involve (myself) in many innovative experiments he had tried. The best example is the making of `Kagan Ke Phool' (1959), which is the first cinemascope venture in the Indian film Industry. On receipt of a prestigious Award of India the above statement was made by
44. Who among the following was a weaver by profession?
45. Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the Secretary Generals of the United Nations?
46. Who among the following annulled the Partition of Bengal?
47. Who of the following published a famous pamphlet known as 'Right of Man' and urged the people in England, America and France to fight for their liberty?
48. The famous artist Uma Sharma is an exponent of which one of the following forms of dance?
49. Who was the first Foreign Minister of free India?
50. Who of the following is an accomplished vocalist?
51. How is Harold Pinter well known as?
52. With which one of the following dance forms is Madhavi Mudgal associated?
53. Meghnad Saha is known for his contribution in which one of the following fields?
54. Who authored the Declaration of Independence (USA)?
55. Who among the following is the Commonwealth Secretary General?
56. Ms Reena Kaushal Dharmshaktu is the first Indian woman
57. How is Ban-ki-Moon known as?
58. Joseph Barbera created which one of the following famous cartoon characters?
59. How is Shobhana Chandrakumar well known as?
60. Consider the following paragraph about one of the prominent personalities of India and identify him/her using the codes given below the paragraph One of the founder members of the Progressive Artists Group, he/she painted several important series of paintings like Mahabharata and Ramayana, Christ and the Lamb, Peace Doves, Women with Roosters and Mother Teresa. He/She made a symbolic film, 'Through the Eyes of a Painter,'' which won him/her the Golden Bear Award at the Berlin FilmFestival
61. Which one of the following political theories advocates the withering away of the state and ushering in a new society in which there will be no state and no classes?
62. Who of the following invented movie projector?
63. Gautam Buddha delivered his first sermon at which one of the following places?
64. Who of the following was a contemporary of Alexander, the Great?
65. Who among the following was never a Deputy Prime Minister of India?
66. Who coined the term ''Dictatorship of the Proletariat''?
67. Who of the following has not been a Chief Justice of India?
68. Consider the following Greek Philosophers 1. Aristotle 2. Plato 3. Pythagoras 4. Socrates Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the Greek Philosophers given above?
69. Who among the following took over as Chief Election Commissioner from BB Tandon?
70. Among the following who was the earliest visitor to India?
71. How is Leila Seth known as?
72. Who of the following is a contemporary of Gautama Buddha?
73. Which Sultan declared himself as Sikandar-i-Sani, the Second Alexander?
74. Among the following persons whose birth anniversary is celebrated as Sadbhavana Divas and death anniversary as Anti-Terrorism Day?
75. Panini, the first Grammarian of Sanskrit language in India, lived during the
76. How is Satyadev Dubey well known as?
77. In the year 1946, who among the following joined the Viceroy's Executive Council with the finance portfolio?
78. How is Kishori Amonkar well-known as?
79. Who was the President of India at the time of proclamation of emergency in the year 1976?
80. Who among the following was the first Law Minister of India?
81. Venugopal Dhoot is associated with which one of the following?
82. Who among the following was the first Chairman of the Planning Commission?
83. Which portfolio was held by Dr Rajendra Prasad in the Interim Government formed in the year 1946?
84. Ratan Thiyam, the famous personality from Manipur, is known for his work in the field of
85. Who is the first lady to undergo trial for involvement in terrorist activities in Saudi Arabia, popularly known as ''Lady Al-Qaida''?
86. Helle Jhorning-Schmidt has been elected first woman PM of
87. Usha Thorat has served as Deputy Governor of
88. The President of India on 20th November, 2012 released a commemorative postage stamp on the occasion of Ramgopal Maheshwari' s birth centenary year celebration. Which of the following statements regarding Ramgopal Maheshwari is/are correct? 1. He is regarded as a doyen of journalism in India. 2. He was a trusted aid of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and helped him in mobilising the forces of Indian National Army in Kohima. Select the correct answer using the codes given below