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GK Updates for 21 April 2014

Published on Monday, April 21, 2014
1) U.S.President Barack Obama signed a law on 18 April 2014 that allows Washington to deny visas to anyone (including United Nations envoys) who has engaged in terrorist acts against the United States. This law would apparently deny a visa to Iran’s designated ambassador to the New York-based United Nations. What is the name of this Iranian diplomat? – Hamid Abutalebi

2) In a surprising development Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on 17 April 2014 announced backing out from hosting the Asian Games of 2019. Which Vietnamese city was to host the 18th edition of Asian Games? – Hanoi
Hanoi Asian games 2019

3) What is the name of Indian Navy’s Vice-Admiral who on 17 April 2014 put in his papers seeking voluntary retirement after his junior Admiral RK Dhowan superseded him to take over as Navy chief? – Shekhar Sinha

4) Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel Prize winning Latin-American author, who passed away on 17 April 2014, was citizen of which Latin American country? – Colombia

5) What is the date for providing permanent or universal account numbers (UAN) to subscribers of retirement fund body Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation’s (EPFO) as stated by the body recently? – 15 October 2014

6) Noted Indian woman squash player Joshna Chinappa defeated Australia’s former world champion Rachael Grinham in the final of which inaugural tournament to win the title? –Richmond Open

7) Who won the Chinese F1 Grand Prix on 20 April 2014? – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton

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