Some Important Model Questions and answers for preparing Kerala PSC Assistant Grade Examination 2013.

1. Who was presented with Ezhuthachan Puraskaram, Kerala Government’s highest literary honour?
Answer: Attoor Ravi Varma

2. Who has recently been selected for the Saraswathi Samman?
Answer: Sugathakumari, for the collection of her poems, titled Manalezhuthu.

3. Who received this year’s Dadasaheb Phalke Award?
Answer: Pran Kishan Sikand

4. Who was conferred Jnanpith Award 2012?
Answer: Ravuri Bharadhwaja (Telugu)

5. The new Governor of Kerala?
Answer: Nikhil Kumar

6. ‘My Unforgettable Memories’ is the book written by:
Answer: Mamata Banerji

7. The first Indian to circumnavigate the globe, solo and non-stop?
Answer: Lieutenant Commander Abhilash Tomy

8. Who is the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India?
Answer: Sashi Kant Sharma

9. Who has taken over as the 25th Chief of the Indian Army?
Answer: General Bikram Singh

10. Who is conferred with the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award 2012?
Answer: Tessy Thomas

11. United Nations designated 2013 as the International Year of:
Answer: International Year of Water Cooperation, International Year of Quiona.

12. The Government of India has declared 2013 as the Year of:
Answer: Water Conservation

13. International Nurse’s Day was celebrated on:
Answer: May 12

14. The new President of Bangladesh?
Answer: Abdul Hamid

15. Who is sworn in as the new president of Venezuela?
Answer: Nicholas Maduro

16. Who won the Oscar for the best film, in the 85th Academy Awards?
Answer: Argo directed by Ben Affleck

17. India’s first indigenously developed sub-sonic long-range cruise missile?
Answer: Nirbhay

18. The famous Kathakali artist and Padmabhushan recipient who passed away recently?
Answer: Kalamandalam Ramankutty Nair

19. ‘Nirbasan’ is the autobiography of:
Answer: Tasleema Nasreen

20. ‘Prisoner 5990’ is the autobiography of:
Answer: Balakrishna Pillai

21. ‘Inspire a Generation’ was the motto of:
Answer: London Olympics

22. The first Badminton player to win a Olympic Medal for India?
Answer: Saina Nehwal

23. House Sparrow was declared as the state bird of:
Answer: Delhi

24. Number of medals won by India in London Olympics?
Answer: Six

25. Who won the women’s single Denmark Open title 2012?
Answer: Saina Nehwal

26. The Malayalam film which bagged the National award for the best film on social issues?
Answer: Spirit

27. Ang Lee has won Oscar for the best director, for his film .........
Answer: Life of Pi

28. India’s first all women post office was inaugurated at:
Answer: New Delhi

29. The new President of the Asian Development Bank?
Answer: Takehiko Nakao

30. Who has become the first woman to be elected as the President of South Korea?
Answer: Park Geun Hye

31. What is the full form of NULM, a scheme to be launched during the current Five Year Plan?
Answer: National Urban Livelihoods Mission

32. Which country launched the satellite ‘Noah’s Ark’ for space biology research?
Answer: Russia

33. The first ever woman to be appointed as the Special Director General of the CRPF?
Answer: Aruna Bahuguna

34. Who was recently conferred Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development (2011)?
Answer: Ela Bhatt, She is the founder of the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)

35. Who was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Karnataka?
Answer: Siddaramaiah

36. The fifth BRICS Summit was held from March 26 to 27 at:
Answer: Durban, South Africa

37. The autobiography of Malala Yousafzai to be published soon is titled:
Answer: I Am Malala

38. The Indian wildlife biologist who won the Whitley Award (Green Oscar)?
Answer: Aparajita Datt.

39. The Malayalam movie actor who has been awarded with Padma Shri this Year:
Answer: Madhu

40. Indian National Defence University is to be set up in:
Answer: Gurgaon, Haryana

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