G.K. Bytes – November 2014 (Questions: 601 – 650)

(601) Trichy Malai Kottai Cave Temple was built by
Mahendra Verma Pallava - I
(602) The only ASEAN country that is not part of the proposed AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank)
(603) The Indian State that was declared as the “Falcon Capital of the World” by a team of international ornithologists
(604) The country which decided to fund conservation of Bare Bateshewala Mahal, a forgotten Mughal-era tomb within Humayun Tomb?
(605) The Cricketer who equaled the Viv Richards record of scoring fastest 100s in Tests
Misbah-ul-Haq of Pakistan
 (606) Who won the Paris Masters 2014 (Men’s Singles)?
Novak Djokovic
(607) Telangana recently inked MoU with which State to purchase 1000 MW of power?
(608) The author of “Nehru & Bose: parallel lives” is
Rudrandshu Mukherjee
(609) On which famous artist is Ketan Mehta’s Rang Rasiya based?
Raja Ravi Varma 
(610) Who is playing as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything?
Eddie Readymade
(611) For her work in which two films did Tabu win the National Award for Best Actress?
Maachis and Chandini Bar
(612) About which film did North Korea send a strong statement some time back saying it was “….act of war what we will never tolerate”
The Interview 
(613) Tamil Nadu Governor Mr. K. Rosaiah flagged off _____ as part of the millennium year celebration of the coronation of Emperor Rajendra Chola I at the Chennai Port (from Chennai to Nagapattinam)

INS Sudharshini 
(614) Who is the only man to win three Oscars for Best Actor?
Daniel Day Lewis
(615) How many Ministers in the present Union Cabinet are IITians?
2 [Manohar Parrikar (IIT – Bombay) and Jayant Sinha (IIT-Delhi)]
(616) The number of women in the present Union Cabinet is
8 (6 in Cabinet + 1 in MoS in Independent Charge + 1 in MoS)
(617) Who will be conferred with the Dr. Bhupen Hazarika International Solidarity Award for 2015?
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
(618) Recently, India gifted INS Tarasa to which country?

(619) Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is located in the State of _____ (It has been selected for the prestigious International Award The Earth Heroes Award 2014; the first Indian zoo to get his honour)
West Bengal (also called as Darjeeling Zoo)
 (620) 2014 APEC Summit was held in

Beijing, China
(621) The headquarters of APEC is in
(622) How many women head of governments participated in 2014 APEC Summit?
2 (Chile and South Korea)
(623) According to the new Draft Civil Aviation Policy, more airports to be developed by PPP model (4 airports to be developed in first phase). Mention those 4 airports
Chennai, Kolkata, Jaipur and Ahmedabad
(624) National Education Day is observed on
November 11
(625) What is “Jeevan Praman” that was launched by Narendra Modi recently?
It is a new Aadhaar based digital life certificate for pensioners
(626) Supreme Court appointed _____ panel to suggest reform in ITPA (Immoral Traffic Prevention Act, 1956) and rehabilitation of sex workers. [Recently NCW Chairperson said that Prostitution should be legalised in India]
Pardip Ghosh
(627) The newly constructed cricket stadium in New Zealand that will see a match in ICC World Cup Cricket in 2015 is (question asked in DD Sports Quiz)
Hagley Oval Stadium in Christchurch
(628)_____ would be the focus country for the IFFI (International Film Festival of India) 2014 festival

(629) ____ has become the first State in India to have 100% coverage of all households with bank accounts under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) in a record of two-and-a-half months
(630) Author(s) of "Reaching for the Stars: India’s journey to Mars and beyond"

Pallava Bagla and Subhadra Menon
(631) Shri. Rajnikanth is the second person to be bestowed with Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year 2014. Who was the first person to get this?
Ms. Waheeda Rehman
(632) Legionnaires' disease is a pneumonia-like lung infection caused by the legionella bacteria killed some 5 people in this country in Nov 2014. The country is
(633) Name the Indian official who has been named on a UN inquiry panel set up by the world body's chief Ban Ki-moon to probe the presence of arms in UN premises in the Gaza strip
KC Reddy
(634) Nayantara is reading the newspaper. She sees the headlines as “3F industries in India forays into branded packaged oil business”. What is 3F being referred here?
Foods, Fats and Fertilizers
(635)  If “Look East Policy” is associated with Narashima Rao, then “Act East Policy” is associated with
Narendra Modi
(636) ____ has become the first man in UN Women’s history to be appointed its Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia
Farhan Akhtar
(637) If the world’s shortest person (Chandra Bahadur Dangi – 21.5 inches) is from Nepal, the world’s tallest person is from the country of
Turkey (Sultan Kosen – 8 feet 3 inches)

(638) The joint military exercise of India and China is called as
Hand in Hand
(639) The State government that has signed MoU with Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan, for increased economic cooperation between the two regions
Tamil Nadu
(640) The Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award honours individuals

who make outstanding contribution towards service for children
(641) Union Finance Ministry announced that, two states, three UTs achieve 100 percent financial inclusion under PM Jan Dhan Yojana. Mention those States and UTs
Kerala and Goa; Lakshadweep, Puducherry and Chandigarh
(642) ICC announced 5 ambassadors for the World Cup 2015. Name the Indian who is on that list.
Virat Kholi
(643) Who has been appointed as the one-man committee by the Ministry of Railways to suggest a proper system and procedure to ensure proper accountability and transparency at the level of General Manager and other functionaries for taking all commercial decisions?
E. Sreedharan
(644) Who has been named as “Cricketer of the Year” by ICC?
Mitchell Johnson (Australia)
(645) Winner of Miss International 2014 is
Ms. Valeire Hernandez (Puerto Rico)
(646) World Karate Championship 2014 was held in the country of
(647) The only Indian to win the medal in swimming competition field in the recently concluded 2014 Asian Games held at Incheon
Sandeep Sejwal (Bronze Medal)
(648) Who (Indian) was inducted on the board of INTERPOL Foundation to contribute to two new global initiatives aimed at combating organised crime and terrorist activities by the foundation?
Ratan Tata
(649) ______ (company) launched Smartphone Eluga S
Panasonic India
(650) Narendra Modi was asked to write a message on the robot and he wrote in Hindi that "research is the mother of development". Name the robot and where it happened?
Agro Robot (Agricultural Robot)
At Queensland University of Technology (QUT) at Brisbane (Australia)
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