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1. Who among the following has won Korean Grand Prix 2013? [A]Sebastian Vettel [B]Fernando Alonso [C]Kiwi Raikkonen [D]Romain Grosjean Answer: Sebastian Vettel Red Bulls Sebastian Vettel won Korean Grand Prix. Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean took second and third. 2. Recently (October, 2013), in which of the following places All-Women Sharia court to redress grievance of Muslim women started functioning? [A]Bangalore [B]Pune [C]Mumbai [D]Chennai Answer: Pune A sharia court conducted solely by women with an aim to redress grievances of Muslim women has started functioning at Pune. Set up by Bhartia Muslim Mahila Andholan (BMMA) the first all-women sharia court will deal with various family issue, including marital discord, divorce as well as propertyrelated disputes. 3. In October 2013,voters of which of the following countries have rejected government proposal to abolish upper house of the parliament? [A]Finland [B]Ireland [C]Mongolia [D]Nairobi Answer:

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Ireland Voters in the Republic of Ireland have rejected a government proposal to abolish Seanad Eireann (upper parliament of the Irish parliament). The Seanad has existed for more than 90 years. The current Irish government has argued it cost too much to run and that its abolish could have saved Irish taxpayers as much as 20m euros a year. 4. The government of which among the following states has launched a scheme to screen people above the age of 30 years for life style diseases? [A]Karnataka [B]Kerala [C]Tripura [D]Punjab Answer: Kerala "Amrutham Arogyam" a unique project to screen all the people above the age of 30 years in the state for life style disease was formally launched in Kerala. 5. Who among the following are conferred with 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine? 1.James Rothman 2.Randy Schekman 3.Thomas Suedhof 4.Thomas Randitt Chose the correct answer from the codes given below: [A]Only 1 & 3 [B]Only 1, 2 & 3 [C]Only 1, 2 & 4 [D]Only 2, 3 & 4 Answer: Only 1, 2 & 3 Americans James Rothman and Randy Schekman and German born research Thomas Suedhof won the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine for discoveries on how hormones, enzymes and other key substances are transported within cells. 6. Who among the following has been recently inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Engineering, United States for his contribution to industrial development in India and world? [A]E. Sridharan [B]Ratan Tata

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[C]Chandra Shekar [D]Navin Murthy Answer: Ratan Tata Industrialist Ratan Tata has been inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Engineering in US for his contribution to industrial development in India and across the world. Besides Tata, eight Indian-Americans have been inducted into the institute, consider among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. 7. At which among the following places, Tamil Nadu's first Spice Park has been inaugurated? [A]Shivaganga [B]Mettur [C]Udakamandal [D]Hosur Answer: Shivaganga Union Finance minister P Chidambaram inaugurated Tamil Nadus first Spice Park at Muthupatti near Shivaganga. The Spice Park set up in Sivaganga at a cost of Rs 20 crore is aimed at creating infrastructure and processing facilities for turmeric and chilli produced in Tamil Nadu. 8. Which of the following Islands is the only place in India where the rare yellow mangrove (Ceriops tagap) is found? [A]Vincet Island [B]Barren Island [C]St Marry Island [D]Nicobar Island Answer: Vincet Island The estuarine Vincet Island on Ashtamudi Late in Kollam is the only place in India where the rare yellow mangrove is found. The yellow mangrove, long thought to be extinct, was discovered on Vincet Island by mangrove enthusiasts in 2011. 9. Who among the following has been appointed as chairperson of State Bank of India (SBI)?

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[A]Kavitha Krishnamurthy [B]Usha Chandrashekar [C]Arundhati Bhattacharya [D]Sonakshi Vishal Answer: Arundhati Bhattacharya Arundhati Bhattacharya appointed as Chairperson of State Bank of India, the first woman to head the countrys largest lender in its 207 year history. She was managing director and chief financial officer of the bank prior to her elevation. 10. . The Tamu-Kalewa-Kalemyo is a friendship road connect India and which country? [A]Nepal [B]Bangladesh [C]Myanmar [D]Bhutan Answer: Myanmar Tamu-Kalewa-Kalemyo is a 160 km road close to Myanmars western border with India.

11. The Tolkappiar award is a lifetime achievement award given to Indian scholar for their contribution in the field of ___ studies. Fill the blank with correct option? [A]Kannada [B]Tamil [C]Sanskrit [D]Konkani Answer:

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Tamil The Tolkappiar award is a lifetime achievement award given to Indian scholar for their contribution in the field of Tamil studies. 12. Who among the following will be conferred the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for the year 2012? [A]Swamy Agnivesh [B]M S Swaminathan [C]Anna Hazare [D]Ila Bhat Answer: M S Swaminathan Eminent agricultural scientist M S Swaminathan will be conferred the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for the year 2012. 13. Who among the following has secured two gold medals for India at Track Asia cycling championship? [A]Deborah [B]Manorama Devi [C]Sunita Devi [D]Anjana Answer: Deborah India finishes with six medals at Track Asia Cycling championship held in Thailand. Indias Deborah clinches two gold medals. 14. Name the Canadian author who won 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature? [A]Alice Munro [B]Will Gompertz [C]Jumpa Lahari [D]Markel Hudson Answer:

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Alice Munro Canadian author Alice Munro has won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature. The 82 year old, whose books include Dear Life and Dance of the Happy Shades, is only the 13th women to win the prize since its inception in 1901. Dance of the Happy Shades, published in 1968, was Munros first collection and it went on the Canadas highest literary prize, the Governor Generals Award. 15. The Minamata Convention is a set of legally binding measures to curb which pollutant? [A]Green house gases [B]Mercury [C]Plastics [D]Lead Answer: Mercury The Minamata Convention is a set of legally binding measures to curb mercury pollution. It was named after the Japanese city that, in the `1950s saw one of the worlds most cases mercury poisoning. 16. Who among the following has won European Unions Sakharov Human Rights prize? [A]Edward Snowden [B]Malala Yousafzai [C]Ali Zeidan [D]Vladamir Putin Answer: Malala Yousafzai Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner Malala Yousafzai, has won the EUs Sakharov Human Rights prize. The Sakharov Prize for speech is awarded by the European Parliament annually in memory of Soviet physicist and dissident Andrei Sakharov. US whistleblower Edward Snowden had been a contender for the prize. 17. Which of the following would be the first corridor to be explored for the Indian railways ambitious bullet train project? [A]Delhi Kolkata [B]Bangalore Chennai [C]Mumbai Ahmadabad

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[D]Mumbai Bangalore Answer: Mumbai Ahmadabad Indian Railways signed an MoU with Japan International Cooperation Agency, for conducting a detailed study for running bullet train on Mumbai-Ahmadabad route. Estimated to cost about 63,000 crore rupees, the 534 kilometre Mumbai Ahmadabad route would be the first corridor to be explored for the Indian railways ambitious bullet train project. 18. Which of the following mobile makers has unveiled worlds first curved display smartphone? [A]Micromax [B]Samsung [C]Sony [D]HTC Answer: Samsung Samsung Electronics will release a smartphone with a curved display. The Galaxy Round has a curved 5.7 inch screen using advanced display technology called organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology. The curved screen smartphone is the first in the world. 19. Who among the following is not the winner of 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry? [A]Martin Karplus [B]Michael Levitt [C]Michael Thomson [D]Arieh WarshelMichael Thomson Answer: Michael Thomson Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel won this years Nobel Prize in chemistry for laying foundation for the computer models used to understand and predict chemical process. 20. . Which of the following banks has won the Golden Peacock Award for excellence in corporate governance 2013? [A]SBI

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[B]Syndicate Bank [C]Canara Bank [D]Vijaya Bank Answer: Canara Bank Canara Bank clinches the Golden Peacock Award for excellence in corporate governance 2013.

21. Name the Geo-scientific research vessel, which is dedicated to the nation recently? [A]RV Samudra Ratnakar [B]Samudra Prahari [C]Sagara Deepa [D]Sea Pearl Answer: RV Samudra Ratnakar 22. As per the latest report, what is the ranking of India on the Global Hunger Index 2013? [A]63 [B]67 [C]69 [D]70 Answer: 63 India ranked 63rd position on the Global Hunger Index. In 2012, India stood at 67th position on GHI. According to the latest GHI, India still has alarming levels of hunger with highest prevalence of underweight in children under five at more than 40 per cent. On the GHI, Indias neighbouring countries

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like China score 6th position with moderate level of hunger, while Sri Lanka was at 43, Pakistan at 57 and Bangladesh at 58 having serious levels of hunger. 23. The term P5+1 refers to the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus which country? [A]India [B]Japan [C]Germany [D]South Korea Answer: Germany The P5+1 is a group of countries which in 2006 joined the diplomatic efforts with Iran in regard to its nuclear programme. The term refers to the five permanent members of the United Nation Security Council plus Germany. 24. Mohan Dharia, who passed away recently, was a ____? [A]Scientist [B]Diplomat [C]Author [D]Classical singer Answer: Diplomat Mohan Dharia was well known personality in the fields of politics and environment protection. He was a distinguished Parliamentarian and an able administrator who served the nation in different spheres. 25. According to NASA scientist, atmosphere of which of the following planets are conducive to the formation of diamonds? [A]Saturn and Jupiter [B]Jupiter and Venus [C]Venus and Saturn [D]Uranus and Jupiter

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Answer: Saturn and Jupiter New research by NASA scientist says that up to 1,000 tonnes of diamonds are created in Saturns atmosphere every year, with Jupiters atmosphere being a prodigious producer of diamonds as well. The two gas giants atmosphere could be filled huge chunks of diamonds that could one day be taken back to earth. Scientists believe that the diamonds are formed by lightning storms which turns methane into carbon soot. As this carbons falls it hardens into pieces of graphite and then diamond. As the diamond continues to fall the pressure and temperature is so extreme, theres no way the diamonds could remain solid. 26. Name the former Liberian President who sentenced to 50 years in prison for crimes against humanity? [A]Henry Austin [B]Alastair Jamieson [C]Charles Taylor [D]Jacks Dickson Answer: Charles Taylor Charles Taylor, the former Liberian president sentenced to 50 years in prison for crimes against humanity. Taylor, was charged with murder, rape, conscripting child soldiers and sexual slavery during interwined wars in Liberia. 27. In October 2013, which country has confirmed plans to create a secure mail service to protect its citizens and businesses against foreign espionage? [A]Sweden [B]Germany [C]Mexico [D]Brazil Answer: Brazil Brazil has confirmed plans to create a secure email service, following revelations of cybersurveillance techniques used by the US and UK. The move aims to secure its citizens and businesses against foreign espionage.

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28. Recently (October 2013), ONGC Videsh limited has won 2 land oil blocks in which of the following countries? [A]Nigeria [B]Myanmar [C]Indonesia [D]Australia Answer: Myanmar ONGC Videsh Limited has won 2 on land oil blocks in Myanmar. With this acquisition presence of ONGC in South East Asia Nations has strengthened. The firm go Blocks B-2 (Zebyutaung-Nandaw) and EP-3 (Thegon-Shwegu). 29. United States Lars Peter Hansen, Eugene Fama and Robert Shiller won the 2013 Nobel Economic Prize for their groundbreaking work on ___? [A]Optimum allocation of resources [B]Asset Markets [C]Applied Dynamic model [D]Financial inclusion theory Answer: Asset Markets US trio Lars Peter Hansen, Eugene Fama and Robert Shiller won the 2013 Nobel Economic Prize for groundbreaking work on spotting trends in asset markets. Fama and Hansen are both professor at University of Chicago, while Shiller is a professor at Yale University in Connecticut. 30. . In October 2013, which of the following countries has announced it would become the first member of the Euro zone, to exist an international bail-out programme? [A]France [B]Portuguese [C]Greece [D]Ireland Answer:

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Ireland Ireland announced that in end of this year it would become the first member of the Euro zone, to exist an International bail-out programme. From then on, Ireland will borrow money it needs, from the financial markets rather than relying on the loans.

31. The Kalanamak, a non-basmati scented rice variety grown primarily in ____ ? [A]Kerala [B]Andhra Pradesh [C]Uttar Pradesh [D]Karnataka Answer: Uttar Pradesh Kalanamak, a non basmati scented rice variety grown primarily in the tarai region of Uttar Pradesh, is so named because its husk is black. The variety has raised much hope amongst Indian farmers and rice-exporters due to traits superior even to the most preferred basmati. Recently, Kalanamak has been included into the Geographical Indication register. 32. As per the recently notified Drug (Price Control) order 2013, how many medicines in the National list Essential Medicines have been brought under the price control? [A]340 [B]348 [C]350 [D]368 Answer: 348 33. Who among the following has been appointed as Director General of UNESCO? [A]Joseph Maila [B]Rachad Farah 12

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[C]Irina Bokova [D]Daniel Crag Answer: Irina Bokova Irina Bokova has been nominated by UNESCOs executive board as the agencys directorgeneral for another four year term. The Bulgarian former career diplomat was selected over Rachad Farah of Djibouti and Lebanons Joseph Maila. 34. Which of the following countries has imposed ban on Skype, WhatsApp and Viber recently? [A]China [B]Pakistan [C]Sri Lanka [D]France Answer: Pakistan Authorities in Pakistans southern Sindh Pakistan banned Skype, WhatsApp and Viber to facilitate security operations. The decision to enforce the ban for three months was made at meeting chaired by Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah to review the law and order situation. 35. Name the Vietnam Independence hero who recently passes away? [A]Vo Nguyen Giap [B]Kung Nguyen Jaun [C]Ho Chi Minn [D]Carl Thayer Minn Answer: Vo Nguyen Giap Legendary Vietnamese general Vo Nguyen Giap, whose guerrilla tactics defeated the French and American armies, has died aged 102. The founding father of the Vietnam Peoples Army, Giap was regarded as one of Vietnams most revered figures. 36. With an aim to reduce carbon emission and making railway system environmental friendly, the India Railway has proposed to utilize which of the following as fuel for its fleet of diesel locomotives? [A]Compressed Natural Gas

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[B]Shale Gas [C]LPG [D]Producer Gas Answer: Compressed Natural Gas The Indian Railways proposes to utilise natural gas as fuel for its fleet of diesel locomotives in line with the international trend. This will have substantial effect on reducing the emission of carbon and in making the railway system environment-friendly. 37. In October 2013, Union Steel Ministry has finalised a deal for Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) to set up a forged wheel factory. The proposed plant would be come up at ____ ? [A]Kolar [B]Rae Bareli [C]Nasik [D]Guntur Answer: Rae Bareli Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited will set up a forged wheel factory at Lalganj, Rae Bareli. The project promises about 600 jobs while 2000 others would benefit indirectly. The railways will lease 40 acres to RINL for 30 years to set up the factory. The factory will produce one lakh forged wheels each year to cater the demand of LHB coached and high speed locos. 38. Which of the following became the first telecom operator in the country to receive Unified Licence from the government? [A]Airtel [B]Sistema Shyam(MTS) [C]Idea [D]Vodafone Answer: Sistema Shyam(MTS) Sistema Shyam Teleservice, which operates under MTS brand in India, has received Unified Licence from the government that would allow it to offer technology-neutral telecom services.

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The company has become the first telecom operator in the country to be a part of Unified Licensing Regime. 39. Which of the following has been named the worlds top university by the Times Higher Education Global ranking? [A]Oxford University [B]Harvard University [C]California Institute of Technology [D]Massachusetts Institute of Technology Answer: California Institute of Technology California Institute of Technology has again been named the worlds top university by the Times Higher Education global ranking. It is the third year in a row the British organisation ranked Caltech first among the top 200 universities around the world. 40. . As per the latest report by the French Institute of Demographic Studies, by which year India will surpass China as the worlds most populous country? [A]2025 [B]2030 [C]2050 [D]2060 Answer: 2050 India will overtake China as the worlds most populous country by 2050, according to a new French study which predicts the global population to surge to 9.7 billion people by the middle of the century.

41. The year 2013 marks the 50th years of Establishment of Diplomatic Ties between India and Peru. Which among the following is the capital of Peru? *A+Bogot aacute

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[B]Lima [C]La Paz [D]Caracas Answer: Lima Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru. 42. What is the newfangled name for the Targeted Public Distribution System (PDS)? [A]Anna Bhagya Yojana [B]Indiramma Anna Yojana [C]Indira Ahara Yojana [D]Bharat Anna Yojana Answer: Indiramma Anna Yojana The cabinet committee headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh finalised a new name Indiramma Aanna Yojana for the existing Targeted Public Distribution Scheme. 43. Who among the following has been appointed as next Air Force Chief of India? [A]Arup Raha [B]Sridar Chandra [C]Anup Gupta [D]Subrata Guha Answer: Arup Raha Air Marshal Arup Raha, an ace fighter pilot, will be the next Air Force chief succeeding incumbent Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, who is retiring on December 31. 59 year-old Air Marshal Raha is expected to have tenure of three years as the Chief of Air Staff. 44. The US space agency NASA is preparing to launch MAVEN spacecraft to probe the atmosphere on the __? [A]Jupiter [B]Saturn

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[C]Mars [D]Moon Answer: Mars NASA is preparing to launch its Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft to probe the atmosphere on the Red Planet. Maven will study Mars to help scientists work out how it managed to lose an atmosphere that was once believed to be thicker than that of earth. The mission is due to launch on 18 November from Florida and arrive on Mars on 22 September 2014. 45. What is Indias rank in Ease of Doing Business ranking which is released recently by World Bank? [A]108 [B]114 [C]134 [D]140 Answer: 134 India ranked a lowly 134 in the ease of doing business index, but implemented the most number of business regulatory reforms in 2012-13 in the South Asian region. India has made an improvement of 0.5 percentage points in what is called the distance of frontier measure with a range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the best performance of the frontier. Singapore tops the global ranking on the ease of doing business. 46. Which of the following states has been named as the best region to visit in 2014 by a leading travel guide Lonely Planet? [A]Kerala [B]Tripura [C]Sikkim [D]Assam Answer: Sikkim Scenic northeast Indian state Sikkim has been named as the best region to visit in 2014 by a leading travel guide Lonely Planet, with Brazil emerging as the top destination in terms of countries. Sikkim was chosen as the best region to go to, with Paris the top city in a list that also included Cape Town, Shanghai, and Chicago. 17

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47. As per the latest Forbes magazines annual list of Indias 100 richest, top three richest business tycoons of India are? [A]Mukesh Ambani, Lakshmi Mittal and Azim Premji [B]Mukesh Ambani, Azim Premji and Lakshmi Mittal [C]Lakshmi Mittal, Mukesh Ambani and Dilip Shanghvi [D]Mukesh Ambani, Lakshmi Mittal and Dilip Shanghvi Answer: Mukesh Ambani, Lakshmi Mittal and Dilip Shanghvi Mukesh Ambani with net worth of $21 billion has retained his title as Indias wealthiest for sixth year in row. NRI steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal (USD 16 billion) also continues to hold the second position, while Sun Pharmas Dilip Shanghvi has jumped to third place with about 50 per cent surge in his wealth to $13.9 billion. Azim Premji is on fourth place. 48. The She Taxi project, which is aimed at ensuring safe travel for women, will be launched in which state? [A]Gujarat [B]Kerala [C]Goa [D]Mizoram Answer: Kerala Kerala government is all set to launch She Taxi project, aimed at ensuring safe travel for women. The project is being launched by Gender Park an autonomous institution promoted by the Department of Social Justice and the Kerala State Womens Development Corporation to resolve gender inequality in development. The project will be launched in Thiruvanthapuram by mid-November, the first phase will see the launch of 25 taxis in the capital. 49. Which among the following states / union territories of India makes maximum revenue by legal gambling? [A]Goa [B]Sikkim [C]Daman

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[D]Pondicherry Answer: Goa Goa rakes in Rs. 100 crore in taxes per year from the gambling industry, and accounts for 95% of all legal gambling in the country. Sikkim and Daman make up the rest. 50. . The Senkaku/Diaoyu islands are claimed by __: 1. China 2. Japan 3. Taiwan Choose the correct option from the codes given below: [A]1 & 2 [B]2 & 3 [C]1 & 3 [D]1, 2 & 3 Answer: 1, 2 & 3

51. The Abyei region is a disputed are between which of the following countries? [A]Sudan and South Sudan [B]Germany and Switzerland [C]Pakistan and Afghanistan [D]China and Japan Answer: Sudan and South Sudan Abye region is an oil rich disputed area bordered by South Sudan and North Sudan. 52. Which of the following islands have been named as the new hope spot by IUCN recently? 1.Andaman and Nicobar 2.Lakshadeep 3.Minicoy 4.Salsette Chose the correct answer from codes given below:

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[A]Only 1 [B]Only 2 [C]Only 1 & 2 [D]1, 2, 3 & 4 Answer: Only 1 & 2 Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands have been named as the new hope spot by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and oceanographer Sylvia Earle of Mission Blue an organisation involved in the study of ocean. A hope spot is an area of ocean that merits special protection because of its wildlife and significant underwater habitats. The two islands are the first hope spots in India and part of 31 new hope spots across the world added to the existing 19 hope spot. 53. Minicoy 4.Salsette Chose the correct answer from codes given below: [A]Jaya Bachchan [B]Sushmita Sen [C]Medha Patkar [D]Ila Bhat Answer: Sushmita Sen Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen has been bestowed with the prestigious Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice. 54. Salsette Chose the correct answer from codes given below: [A]Australia [B]New Zealand [C]Indonesia [D]Japan Answer: New Zealand Mount Taranaki or Mount Egmont, is an active but quiescent stratovolcano in the Taranaki region on the west coast of New Zealands North Island.

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55. Which one of the following is a recently launched pension and life insurance fund scheme for blue collar Indian workers? [A]Rajiv Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana [B]Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Sandhya Yojana [C]Rajiv Gandhi Pravasi Sandhya Yojana [D]Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana Answer: Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana, a pension and life insurance fund scheme for blue collar Indian workers, formally launched for gulf region by the Union Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs. The scheme will cover 5 million overseas blue collar Indian workers who have the Emigration Clearance Required category passport in 17 countries. 56. Which of the following states has decided to start captive breeding of the Vultures as there is drastic decline in population of the scavenger birds? [A]Maharashtra [B]Tripura [C]Odisha [D]Kerala Answer: Tripura Tripura forest department has decided to start captive breeding of the vultures at the Sipahijala Wildlife Sanctuary near Agartala. The move is to increase the number of scavenger birds as their number is declining drastically. 57. Scientists from which of the following countries have developed the worlds first vaccine for bird flu H7N9 virus recently? [A]Russia [B]China [C]Brazil [D]Japan

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Answer: China Chinese scientists have independently developed a vaccine for the H7N9 bird flu virus-a bug that killed at least 45 people since March. The vaccine was jointly developed by the first affiliated hospital of Zhejiang Universitys School of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. 58. Who among the following is the author of &quot;The Accidental Apprentice&quot;? [A]K. M. Chandrasekhar [B]Vikas Swarup [C]Vijay K. Nambiar [D]K. Raghunath Answer: Vikas Swarup Author-diplomat Vikas Swarup s third novel The Accidental Apprentice will be adapted into a film by director Sriram Raghvan. The book is a fast-paced suspense story set in contemporary India. The premise is real yet fantastic. Swarups first book quot Q and A&quot;, which won him South Africas Boeke Prize in 2006, was famously adapted into a film by Danny Boyle as Slumdog Millionaire, which won eight Academy Awards in 2009. (Financial Chronicle) 59. (Financial Chronicle) </p> </div> <p> <button id="butToggle8">Show Answer</button> 9. Who among the following Indians has been awarded France highest civilian award Chevalier de la Legion dHonneur recently? [A]Anitha Jain [B]Anjali Gopalan [C]Chaitra Singh [D]Madhu Chaudhary Answer: Anjali Gopalan 60. . Who among the following is the chairman of the committee constituted to implement a national bill payment system?

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[A]Umesh Bellur [B]Ramesh Chandran [C]Subramanian Singh [D]Sudharshan Nayak Answer: Umesh Bellur The RBI has constituted an advisory group to implement a national bill payment system enabling households to pay utility bills, school fees, and remittances using their bank accounts. The ninemember group, headed by Umesh Bellur of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, would give its report by the end of the December. The panel would suggest the nature of the payment platform eitherfor Giro (general inter-bank recurring order) based bill payments.

61. Industry, Impartiality, Integrity is the motto of which of the following organisations? [A]CBI [B]RAW [C]NTPC [D]CSIR Answer: CBI Industry, Impartiality, Integrity is the motto of Central Bureau of Investigation. 62. Recently, two leaders viz. RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav and the Janata Dal (United) leader Jagadish Sharma have been disqualified from their parliamentary memberships on account of conviction under the Chaibasa Treasury case. Which one of the following acts was making news in this context? [A]Representation of the People Act 1950 [B]Representation of the People Act 1951 [C]Parliament (Prevention Of Disqualification) Act, 1959 [D]Constitution of India Act 1949 23

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Answer: Representation of the People Act 1951 The whole story is around the Section 8 (4) of the Representation of the People Act 1951 (which allowed convicted MPs and MLAs to continue in their posts, provided they appealed against their conviction in higher courts within three months of the date of judgment). This section was judged ultra vires by supreme court. 63. The discovery of the structure of which among the following compounds was based upon clue obtained in dream of its discoverer? [A]Graphene [B]Benzene [C]DNA [D]Methane Answer: Benzene Kekul&eacute; discovered the ring shape of the benzene molecule after having a day-dream of a snake seizing its own tail. 64. According to Global Gender Gap Report 2013, which of the following countries is the most advanced country in the world in terms of gender equality? [A]Philippine [B]Norway [C]Iceland [D]Finland Answer: Iceland World Economic Forum (WEF) released this year Global Gender Gap Report. Iceland, Finland and Norway top the list of 136 nations, based on political participation, economic equality and rights like education and health. Icelands position at the top of the WEF ranking was the fifth year in a row the country has been named the worlds most equal. 65. Currently, which one of the following countries is the chair of Partners in the Population and Development (PPD)? [A]China

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[B]India [C]Pakistan [D]Bangladesh Answer: India India is the chair of Partners in Population and Development (PPD). PPD is an intergovernmental initiative created specifically for the purpose of expanding and improving South-to-South collaboration in the fields of reproductive health, population and development. 66. Which of the following dam has recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary? [A]Hirakud dam [B]Bhakra dam [C]KRS dam [D]Idukki dam Answer: Bhakra dam Bhakra dam has celebrated its 50th anniversary on 24th October 2013. Bhakra dam is one of the tallest straight gravity dams built in 1963 at a cost of Rs 245 crore. 67. Which among the following is India's largest Onion Producing state? [A]Maharashtra [B]Andhra Pradesh [C]Gujarat [D]Karnataka Answer: Maharashtra <img src="http://www.gktoday.in/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ScreenClip58.png" /> 68. png" /> </p> </div>

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<p> <button id="butToggle7">Show Answer</button> 8. Which among the following banks have recently become the first bank to allow customers to open an account with just their Aadhaar number (no paperwork needed)? [A]ICICI Bank [B]State Bank of India [C]Axis Bank [D]HSBC Answer: Axis Bank Axis Bank Ltd has become the first bank to allow customers to open an account with just their Aadhaar number. 69. The term advanced persistent threat (APT) is most closely related to ___? [A]Natural Disaster Management [B]Cybersecurity [C]Pandemics [D]Climate Change Answer: Cybersecurity 70. . Wikipedia has started a service that sends articles via text messages to reach people who do not have internet access. The new service primarily aimed at users in _? [A]Asia [B]Africa [C]Europe [D]Australia Answer: Africa Wikipedia has begun piloting a service that sends articles via text messages, primarily aimed at users in Africa. The online encyclopaedia has partnered with mobile operator Airtel to offer the free

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initiative which is being tested out in Kenya. It is hoped that the service will be used to reach people who do not have internet access.

71. The Western Ghats is home to which of the following endangered mammal species? 1.Nilgiri tahr 2.Lion-tailed macaque 3.Fruit bat 4.Tigers Chose the correct answer from the codes given below? [A]Only 1 & 2 [B]Only 2 & 3 [C]Only 1 & 3 [D]1, 2, 3 & 4 Answer: 1, 2, 3 & 4 Around 120 mammal species have been recorded in Western Ghats. Prominent endemic mammals include the Niligiri tahr, tigers, lion-tailed macaque and fruit bat. 72. Lion-tailed macaque 3.Fruit bat 4.Tigers Chose the correct answer from the codes given below? [A]Cinema [B]Sports [C]Journalism [D]Science and Technology Answer: Cinema The Bimal Roy Memorial Society has been conferring Bimal Roy Memorial Emerging Talent awards to honours emerging talents from the Indian film industry including artist, technicians, directors, musicians etc. Film Maker Shivendra Singh Dungarpur has been selected for this years award. Post recipients of the awards include Ritupprno Ghosh, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Shoojit Sircar among others. 73. Fruit bat 4.Tigers Chose the correct answer from the codes given below? [A]Roger Federar [B]Novak Djokovic 27

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[C]Jaun Del Potro [D]Rafael Nadal Answer: Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic defeated Jaun Del Potro to win a second straight trophy at the Shanghai Masters. 74. Tigers Chose the correct answer from the codes given below? [A]Bihar [B]Haryana [C]Uttar Pradesh [D]Odisha Answer: Uttar Pradesh Uttar Pradesh topped the list of States from where the NHRC registered maximum complaints of human rights violation till September 2013. UP followed by Delhi, Bihar, Haryana, Rajasthan are other states where maximum cases are registered. 75. Recently (October, 2013), India Post has launched Instant Cash, an instant electronic money transfer service in partnership with ____ ? [A]Bombay Stock Exchange [B]BSNL [C]Wall Street Exchange [D]Reliance Answer: Wall Street Exchange India Post launched Instant Cash money transfer service. Regarding this, agreement was signed with Wall Street Exchange. 76. In October 2013, Tata Communication has signed collaboration agreement with Batelco to enable its connectivity in West Asia. Batelco Communication Company is based in which country? [A]Japan [B]Russia 28

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[C]Bahrain [D]Singapore Answer: Bahrain Tata Communication has signed collaboration agreement with Batelco. Batelco is a Bahrain based telecommunication company. This agreement will enable Tatas connectivity footprint in west Asia via latters well established and resilient global MPLS network. 77. Recently (October, 2013), which of the following movies has entered into Guinness World Record for its larger post? [A]Boss [B]Ishk Actually [C]Shahid [D]Super Se Ooper Answer: Boss Akshay Kumars upcoming movie Boss entered into Guinness World Record for largest poster. This type of largest poster ever made in the history of cinema. The poster designed by Akshays fan is width of 193 feet and 1 inch and its height is 180 feet and 2 inch. 78. The Campaign named Heal India aims to create awareness about which of the following diseases? [A]HIV/AIDS [B]Leprosy [C]Mental illness [D]Alzheimer Answer: Leprosy Leprosy Mission Trust of India has launched Leprosy awareness camp in the name Heal India. The campaign aims to remove stigma attached to Leprosy. This camp will reach to the people through 40,000 children in the school across Delhi, NCR, and also colleges through music, film and workshop. 79. The &quot;Alamatti dam&quot; has been constructed across which of the following river? [A]Cauvery

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[B]Tungabadra [C]Krishna [D]Godavari Answer: Krishna The Alamatti Dam is a dam project on the Krishna River in Northern Karnataka. 80. . Which of the following is the largest state in Australia? [A]Queensland [B]Western Australia [C]Victoria [D]Tasmania Answer: Western Australia Western Australia is Australias largest state with total land area of 2,529,875 sq km and second largest country subdivision in the world.

81. Which of the following four states would be benefited by North East Rural Livelihoods Projects (NERLP)? 1.Assam 2.Mizoram 3.Nagaland 4.Sikkim 5.Tripura Chose the correct answer from the codes given below: [A]Only 1, 2, 3 & 4 [B]Only 2, 3, 4 & 5 [C]Only 1, 3, 4 & 5 [D]1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 Answer:

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Only 2, 3, 4 & 5 North East Rural Livelihoods Project aims to improve rural livelihoods especially that of women, unemployed youth and most disadvantaged, in four North Eastern States of Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. 82. Mizoram 3.Nagaland 4.Sikkim 5.Tripura Chose the correct answer from the codes given below: [A]Negroids [B]Mongoloid [C]Negrito [D]Negroids Answer: Negrito The Andamanese have been classified as Negritos. 83. Nagaland 4.Sikkim 5.Tripura Chose the correct answer from the codes given below: [A]USA [B]Japan [C]Canada [D]France Answer: Canada Worlds first publicly accessible ATM machine which can exchange digital currency (Bit coins) for any official currency has been launched in Canada. It converts Bit coins into Canadian dollars and vice versa. 84. Sikkim 5.Tripura Chose the correct answer from the codes given below: [A]SBI [B]ICICI [C]Axis Bank [D]HDFC Answer:

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ICICI Vodafone India has provided M-Pesa service in Maharashtra. Vodafone launched this service in association with ICICI Bank. 85. Tripura Chose the correct answer from the codes given below: [A]Vladimir Putin [B]Barack Obama [C]Pope Francis [D]David Cameron Answer: Vladimir Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin has been named the worlds most powerful person by Forbes magazine. Putin has beaten US President Barack Obama into second place on the 2013 list. Chinese President Xi Jinping was ranked third followed by Pope Francis who featured at number four. 86. Union cabinet has recently given its approval for declaring which of the following airports as International airports? [A]Bhubaneswar and Imphal [B]Gaya and Imphal [C]Chandigarh and Ahmedabad [D]Ranchi and Srinagar Answer: Bhubaneswar and Imphal The Union Cabinet gave its approval for declaring the Bhubaneswar and Imphal airports as international airports. Declaration of these airports as international airports will offer improved connectivity, wider choice of services at competitive cost to the air travellers resulting in boosting international tourism and economic development of the region and the country. 87. The state / Union Territory which has highest ATM density in India is ___ ? [A]Maharashtra [B]West Bengal [C]Chandigarh [D]Tamil Nadu

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Answer: Chandigarh Chandigarh has the highest ATM density in with 400 machines for every 10 lakh people, while the density is 180 in Tamil Nadu, 141 in Maharashtra and 71 in West Bengal. Maharashtra, with 15,000 ATM has the highest number of ATMs. 88. Indias Geeta Chandran is an exponent in which of the following dance forms? [A]Kathak [B]Bharatnatyam [C]Kuchipudi [D]Kathakali Answer: Bharatnatyam Geeta Chandran is a renowned Bharatanatyam dancer. On 29 October 2013 she was honoured with the prestigious Guru Debaprasad Award for outstanding contribution in the field of dance. 89. Which of the following districts of India has become the first zero-landless district in the country? [A]Kannur [B]Medak [C]Nasik [D]Mysore Answer: Kannur Kannur district in Kerala will be declared as the first zero-landless district in the country. The declaration would mark a major development in the governments endeavour to mark Kerala a zerolandless (citizen) state by 2015. 90. . The Muslim Uyghurs are an ethnic minority demanding to establish their own Independent state in which country? [A]Russia [B]China [C]Kazakhstan

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[D]Turkmenistan Answer: China The Uyghurs are an ethnic minority in Xinjiang, the most western provenance of China. The Uyghurs have been experiencing religious and cultural persecution by the Han Chinese. As a result, the Uyghurs have strengthened their own campaign, to establish their own independent Uyghur state.

91. Who among the following has emerged as winner of Indian Grand Prix 2013? [A]Jaun Manuel [B]Michael Schumacher [C]Sebastian Vettel [D]Mark Webber Answer: Sebastian Vettel Red Bulls Sebastian Vettel has won Indian Grand Prixt 2013. This is Vettels fourth consecutive world title. Vettels joins legends Juan Manuel Fangio, Alain Prost and Michael Schumacher as a four-time champion. 92. Recently (October, 2013), BCCI has terminated which of the following from Indian Premier League? [A]Pune Warrior [B]Rajasthan Royals [C]Royal Challengers Bangalore [D]Mumbai Indians Answer: Pune Warrior The BCCI terminated Pune Warriors from the IPL after the Sahara-owned franchise failed to pay its payments and refused to furnish the bank guarantee for next season. 93. &quot;Udangundi a coal based thermal power&quot; project is coming up in which state?

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[A] Andhra Pradesh [B]Tamil Nadu [C]Karnataka [D]Odisha Answer: Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu Electricity Board is setting up a 1,600 WM coal based thermal power unit at Udangudi in Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu. 94. In October 2013, which of the following countries has decided to scrap its two-currency system? [A]Mongolia [B]Cuba [C]Sweden [D]Jamaica Answer: Cuba Cuban authorities have announced they are planning to do away with the countrys dual currency system. The move will end a nearly two-decades-old arrangement. 95. Which among the following companies in India has a tie-up with the Japanese financial major Nomura for insurance market? [A]Uco Bank [B]ICICI Bank [C]Kotak Finance [D]Life Insurance Corporation of India Answer: Life Insurance Corporation of India LIC and Japanese financial major Nomura are known for the LIC Nomura Mutual Fund, the mutual fund arm of the India's largest financial entity. 96. India does not <b>export</b> the following products from the Hydrocarbon industry? [A]Crude Oil

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[B]LPG [C]Diesel [D]All of them Answer: Crude Oil <img src="http://www.gktoday.in/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ScreenClip581.png" /> 97. The Seed Capital of Bhartiya Mahila Bank is ___? [A]Rs. 1000 Crore [B]Rs. 2000 Crore [C]Rs. 3000 Crore [D]Rs. 4000 Crore Answer: Rs. 1000 Crore Bhartiya Mahila Bank will commence operations with an initial seed capital of Rs 1,000 crore contributed by the government. In due course, the bank is expected to secure its own revenue stream by lending to women and encouraging women entrepreneurs. 98. According to the World Health Organization 2013 TB report, which among the following three countries have the highest burden of MDR-TB? [A]India, Pakistan, Bangladesh [B]India, China, Russia [C]India, Nigeria, Myanmar [D]India, Bangladesh, China Answer: India, China, Russia 99. Which among the following are the three states with highest % of child brides among all women? [A]Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan [B]Rajasthan, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh

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[C]Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh [D]Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh Answer: Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan <img src="http://www.gktoday.in/wpcontent/uploads/2013/10/ScreenClip59.png" /> 100. . Which among the following is NOT a correct match? [A]Chanda Kochar - ICICI Bank [B]Chitra Ramkrishna - Bombay Stock Exchange [C]Shikha Sharma - Axis Bank [D]Naina Lal Kidwai - HSBC Answer: Chitra Ramkrishna - Bombay Stock Exchange In the recently released Fortune magazines global list of top-50 women business leaders, there are four Indian women. ICICI Bank's Chanda Kochhar has been ranked fourth, followed by <b>National Stock Exchange</b> chief Chitra Ramkrishna at 17th, Axis Banks Shikha Sharma at 32nd and HSBCs Naina Lal Kidwai at 42nd place.

101. As per the recent survey by National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO), which among the following cities of India has recorded highest male as well as female unemployment rate in 2009-10? [A]Delhi [B]Patna [C]Bhopal [D]Nagpur Answer: Patna As per the recent survey by National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO), Patna recorded the highest unemployment rate among males in 2009-10. It was 13% for males and 23.9% among females. 37

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102. Which among the following is the venue of the World Islamic Economic Forum for 2013? [A]Islamabad [B]London [C]Dubai [D]Dhaka Answer: London The venue of this year's World Islamic Economic Forum is London; this is first time that such conference is being held out of Islamic world. 103. The term Golden Triangle refers to one of Asias two main opium producing areas consists of three countries of Southeast Asia. Identify the countries which constitute the Golden Triangle? [A]India, Bangladesh and Bhutan [B]Myanmar, Laos and Thailand [C]India, Laos and Myanmar [D]Japan, China and Thailand Answer: Myanmar, Laos and Thailand The Golden Triangle is one of the Asias two main opium-producing areas. It is an area around 367,000 square miles that overlaps the mountains of three countries of Southeast Asia: Myanmar, Laos and Thailand. It has been one of the most extensive opium-producing areas of Asia and world since the 1920s. 104. Which of the following is the only country in the world that effectively prohibits women from driving? [A]Iran [B]Kuwait [C]Saudi Arabia [D]Iraq Answer:

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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that effectively prohibits women from driving, a ban supported by conservative clerics. While there is no law formally banning female drivers, the government doesnt give them licence. 105. Recently (October, 2013), the Tata Sons-Singapore Airline carrier got approval from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board to launch operation in India. Tata Sons will hold __ % stake in the airlines. [A]49 [B]51 [C]69 [D]74 Answer: 51 The Tata Sons-Singapore Airlines carrier got a nod from the FIPB aims to launch operation in MayJune 2104. Tata Sons will hold 51% stake in the airline while the rest will be held by Singapore Airlines. 106. The Boko Haram is an Islamic militant organisation based in which of the following countries? [A]Nigeria [B]Indonesia [C]Kenya [D]Ethiopia Answer: Nigeria Boko Haram is an Islamic militant organisation active in Nigeria. Founded in 2001, the organisation seeks to establish a pure Islamic state ruled by sharia law. 107. Identify a port of India with the following information: 1.It is one of the 12th major port of India 2.The port is designed as Asias energy port, is the first corporatized port in the country 3.The port is located on a region that falls under Seismic Zone III indicating a moderate risk of earthquake Choose the correct option from the following: [A]Kochi Port [B]Ennore Port [C]Vizhag Port

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[D]Mundra Port Answer: Ennore Port 108. Which among the following companies could be the first foreign company to entirely own an Indian Telecom Service after the recent changes in FDI norms? [A]SingTel [B]NTT Singapore [C]AlkaTel [D]StarHub Answer: SingTel Taking benefit of new FDI norms, Singapore based SingTel will become the first foreign company to entirely own an Indian telecom services firm with FIPB giving nod to buyout its local partners in SingTel India which provides internet bandwidth services. 109. Which country is seeking United Nation resolution to guarantee internet privacy amid anger over US surveillance? [A]Brazil [B]India [C]Germany [D]Russia Answer: Brazil Brazil is working with other countries to draft a UN General Assembly resolution that guarantee peoples privacy in electronic communications. This move is due to of alleged US eavesdropping on foreign leaders and others. 110. . Terry Walsh, who has been appointed as head coach of the Indian men's hockey team is from __? [A]Australia [B]England [C]South Africa 40

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[D]None of the above Answer: Australia

111. Which of the following diseases is most commonly found in workers at Stone crushing/mining? [A]Cirrhosis [B]Silicosis [C]Gingivitis [D]Fibrosis Answer: Silicosis Silicosis is a form of occupational lung disease caused by inhalation of crystalline silica dust. It is most commonly found in workers at stone crushing or mining. 112. Which state has bagged National Award for best state in implementing the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior citizens act, 2007? [A]Maharashtra [B]Kerala [C]Madhya Pradesh [D]Assam Answer: Madhya Pradesh Department of Social Justice, Government of Madhya Pradesh bagged the National Award for best state in implementing the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior citizens act, 2007 and providing service and facilities to senior citizens. 113. Which of the following countries constitute Horn of Africa? 1.Eritrea 2.Djibouti 3.Ethiopia 4.Somalia 5.Nigeria Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:

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[A]Only 1, 2, 3 & 5 [B]Only 1, 2, 4 & 5 [C]Only 1, 2, 3 & 4 [D]1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 Answer: Only 1, 2, 3 & 4 The Horn of Africa denotes the region containing the countries of Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia. 114. Somalia 5.Nigeria Chose the correct answer from the codes given below: [A]Saina Nehwal [B]P V Sindhu [C]Virat Kohli [D]Sania Mirza Answer: Saina Nehwal Olympic bronze medallist Sania Nehwal was declared Sports illustrated Sportsperson of the year while her mentor and Indian coach Pulela Gopichand was given the Coach of the Year award. The event was organised by the Sports magazine to honour good performance of the year 2012. 115. Nigeria Chose the correct answer from the codes given below: [A]Spotted Deer [B]Great Indian Bustards [C]Tigers [D]Elephants Answer: Great Indian Bustards Nannaj Sanctuary or Jawaharlal Nehru Bustard Sanctuary of Maharashtra is a wildlife sanctuary for Great India Bustards. 116. Who among the following has been conferred Allard Prize for International Integrity? [A]Anna Hazare

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[B]Arvind Kejriwal [C]Kiran Bedi [D]Manmohan Singh Answer: Anna Hazare Indian social activist Anna Hazare has been honoured with the inaugural Allard Prize for International Integrity conferred by the University of British Columbias faculty of law. The Allard Prize is one of the worlds largest prize for recognizing efforts to fight corruption and to promote human rights. 117. Recently (October, 2013). SEBI has approved _____per cent Jet Airways to Etihad. Fill the blank with correct option? [A]24% [B]49% [C]54% [D]76% Answer: 24% 118. Theodolite is precision instrument used for measuring ____ ? [A]Surface Tension [B]Angles [C]Light frequency [D]Optical magnification Answer: Angles Theodolite is a precision instrument for measuring angles in the horizontal and vertical planes. Theodolites are used mainly for surveying applications, and have been adopted for specialized purpose in fields like metrology and rocket launch technology. 119. The Mount Augustus which is claimed to be world largest monolith is in which country? [A]Australia

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[B]South Africa [C]Nairobi [D]Indonesia Answer: Australia Mount Augustus is an inselberg located in Western Australia. 120. . Which of the following continents has highest fraction of young population in its total population? [A]Asia [B]Africa [C]Europe [D]Australia Answer: Africa Africa is the youngest continent in terms of its population. 50 percent Africans are 19 years old or younger.

121. Which of the following organisations has won 2013 Nobel Peace Prize? [A]Amnesty International [B]Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical weapons [C]UNICEF [D]Human Rights Organisation Answer: Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical weapons The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the body overseeing the destruction of Syrias chemical arsenal, has won the 2013 the Nobel Peace Prize. The OPCW, based in The Hague, was established to enforce the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention.

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122. Which of the following are India's largest onion producing states? [A]Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat [B]Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan [C]Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh [D]Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat Answer: Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat 123. As per the latest data, which country surpassed United States as the worlds biggest net oil importer? [A]Russia [B]China [C]India [D]Japan Answer: China US government data shows China passed the US in September as the Worlds biggest net oil importer, driven by faster economic growth and strong auto sales. 124. What is the permissible range of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) for drinking water? [A]300 mg/l [B]400 mg/l [C]500 mg/l [D]600 mg/l Answer: 500 mg/l Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) is a measure of the combined content of all inorganic and organic substances contained in a liquid in molecular, ionized or micro granular suspended form. The threshold of acceptable aesthetic criteria for human drinking water is 500 mg/l. 125. Which of the following ASEN countries and their current Prime Ministers is not correctly matched?

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[A]Vietnam Nguyen Tan Dung [B]Singapore Lee Hsien Loong [C]Malaysia Yingluck Shinawatra [D]Laos Thongsing Thammavong Answer: Malaysia Yingluck Shinawatra Malaysia Prime Minister is Najib Tun Razak 126. Fracking is a method of extracting _____ ? [A]Oil from rock [B]Gas from rock [C]Oil from Bio mass [D]Gas from soil Answer: Oil from rock Fracking is short for hydraulic fracturing. Its a water intensive process where millions of gallons of fluid typically water, sand and chemicals, including one known to cause cancer are injected underground at high pressure to fracture the rock surrounding an oil or gas well. 127. The Maitri Thermal Power project is a joint venture of India and which country? [A]Pakistan [B]Bhutan [C]Bangladesh [D]Nepal Answer: Bangladesh Maitri Thermal Power project is a 1,320 MW joint venture of India and Bangladesh. 128. Recently (October, 2013), Indira Ghandi International airport signed a MoU called Sister Airport Agreement with which airport? [A]Birmingham Airport

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[B]Glasgow Airport [C]Tokyo Airport [D]Durban Airport Answer: Birmingham Airport With an aim to further strengthen trade and tourism links between the two cities, the Indira Ghandi International Airport and Birmingham Airport entered into a MoU called Sister Airport Agreement. 129. Which of the following is named as Asias Best Strong Lager Beer at the prestigious World Beer award 2013? [A]Knock Out [B]Kingfisher [C]Tiger Beer [D]Hanoi Beer Answer: Kingfisher United Breweries beer brand Kingfisher Strong has been recognised as Asias Best Strong Lager Beer at the prestigious World Beer Award-2013 held in UK. 130. . What is the name of the worlds oldest movie theatre that reopened recently? [A]The Casio [B]The Eden Theatre [C]Fun World [D]The Thespian Hall Answer: The Eden Theatre The Eden Theatre, the worlds oldest cinema reopens after an extensive refurbishment in the French city of La Ciotat, where the Lumiere brothers screened the very first moving picture of a train arriving at the local situation in 1899. The Eden Theatre closed since 1995.

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141. Which of the following pairs has won China Open womens double 2013 tennis title? [A]Sania Mirza, Cara Black [B]Vera Dushevina, Arantax Parra [C]Sania Mirza, Arantax Parra [D]Cara Black, Vera Dushevina Answer: Sania Mirza, Cara Black Sania Mirza and Cara Black pair has won China Open womens double 2013 tennis title. The Indo-Zimbabwean pair thrashed Vera Dushevina and Arantax Parra pair. Sania and Cara have won Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo last week. 142. In October 2013, which of the following countries has started import of power from India? [A]Pakistan [B]Bangladesh [C]Nepal [D]Bhutan Answer: Bangladesh Bangladesh has started import of power from India. Power import from India started with the inauguration of the Bangladesh-India power transmission centre and Bheramara 360 Combined Cycle Power plant. The inauguration started to add 175WM power from India to the Bangladesh national grid. 143. Which of the following is the smallest country in Africa continent? [A]Chad [B]Uganda [C]Seychelles [D]Somalia Answer:

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Seychelles The smallest country in African is the Seychelles which is 453 sq km. 144. As per the latest report by World Bank, which country has become the largest recipient of foreign remittances in 2013? [A]China [B]India [C]Singapore [D]USA Answer: India India emerged as the largest recipient of foreign remittance among developing economies in 2013. As per the World Bank report entitled Migration and Remittance Flows: Recent Trends and Outlook 2013-16 Non Resident Indians (NRI) sent a record 71 billion dollars in 2012. 145. The Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) schemes aims to reform ___ ? [A]Higher Education [B]Primary Education [C]Girl child Education [D]Tribal Education Answer: Higher Education Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan is a centrally sponsored scheme for reforming the state higher education system. 146. Who among the following is the chairman of the committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Businesses and Low-income households? [A]Vikram Pandit [B]Nachiket Mor [C]Shiksha Sharma [D]Deepak Parkhesh Answer:

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Nachiket Mor The RBI has set up a 13-member committee to frame a clear and detailed vision for financial inclusion across the country. The committee is chaired by Nachiket Mor, member on the RBIs Central Board of Directors. The Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Business and Low-Income Households has been tasked to develop a comprehensive monitoring framework to track the progress of financial inclusion and deepening efforts on a nationwide basis. 147. In October 2013, Sachin Tendulkar reached another landmark by completing 50,000 runs in competitive cricket across all formats. Apart from Sachin who among the following has achieved this feat? 1.WG Grace 2.Mark Ravin Ramprakash 3.Jack Hobbs 4.Graham Gooch Chose the correct answer from the codes given below: [A]Only 1 & 2 [B]Only 2 & 3 [C]Only 1, 2 & 3 [D]1, 2, 3 & 4 Answer: 1, 2, 3 & 4 Apart from Sachin, some other known batsmen who crossed the 50,000 run mark are WG Grace, also known as Father of Cricket, Mark Ravin Ramprakash, a Middlesex star and presently the teams batting coach and English Jack Hobbs. But it is Graham Gooch who has the most runs in all three formats combined (67,075). 148. In October 2013, SEBI has announced new Foreign Portfolio Investor (FPIs) regulations for easier registration process and operating framework for investors from abroad. The new FPIs will encompass which of the followings? 1.Foreign Institutional Investors 2.Qualified Foreign Investors 3.Non-Resident Indians Chose the correct answer from the codes given below: [A]Only 1 [B]Only 1 & 2 [C]Only 1 & 3 [D]1, 2 & 3 Answer: Only 1 & 2 149. Recently (October, 2013), India and which of the following countries come together to practice amphibious war manoeuvres in Goa under the code name Exercise Shatrujeet ?

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[A]Italy [B]Russia [C]America [D]Iran Answer: America Indian and American troops are practising amphibious war manoeuvres in Goa as a part of efforts of the two countries to build strong ties between their armed forces. The exercise is code named Exercise Shatrujeet. 150. . Name the Indian-American, who has been nominated to top-key position in trade promotion arm of the US Commerce department? [A]Suresh Kumar [B]Arun M Kumar [C]Shyam Sudarshan [D]Gopinathan Mishra Answer: Arun M Kumar US President Barack Obama has named yet another Indian-American; Kerala University Physics graduate Arun M Kumar to lead the trade arm promotion arm of the US Commerce department charged with helping US companies succeed in market around the world. Kumar, who has been nominated Assistant Secretary and Director General of the US and Foreign Commercial services, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, would on Senate confirmation succeed another Indian American, Suresh Kumar.

151. As per the World Banks ease of doing business index the best place within India to do business is___? [A]Hyderabad [B]Mumbai

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[C]New Delhi [D]Bangalore Answer: New Delhi The city-wise detail by World Bank and International Finance Corporation on doing business in India shows New Delhi is best place to do business. According to the report, it requires 32 days for starting business in New Delhi, while it takes 40 days to register a company in Bangalore. In terms of ease of doing business within India, New Delhi is followed by Patna, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Bhubaneshwar. 152. Who among the following is the author of the novel The Shadow of Crescent Moon? [A]Fatima Bhutto [B]Arundati Roy [C]Kiran Bedi [D]Shobha Day Answer: Fatima Bhutto The Shadow of Crescent Moon is a debut novel of Pakistan poet and writer Fatima Bhutto. 153. The Hemis Gompa festival celebrated every year on the tenth day of the Tibetan lunar month is internationally known. The main venue of the festival is? [A]Dharmashala [B]Leh [C]Ladakh [D]Tibet Answer: Ladakh Hemis Gompa, is the biggest monastery in Ladakh and site of the annual festival commemorating the birth of Guru Padamasambhava, who is said to have brought Vajrayana Buddhism to Bhutan and Tibet. 154. To which one of the following countries, India has provided Rs 100 crores as a grant to Economic Stimulus Plan (ESP) recently?

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[A]Bangladesh [B]Bhutan [C]Pakistan [D]Sri Lanka Answer: Bhutan India has provided Rs 100 crores as a grant to Bhutan for the new governments Economic Stimulus Plan. As requested by Bhutan, India has committed to provide Rs 5 billion to the Himalayan nation, outside the 11th Plan assistance. 155. Which of the following countries will assume the role of Chairman of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOC-ARC) for next two year term? [A]Australia [B]Bangladesh [C]Indonesia [D]Sri Lanka Answer: Australia Australia will assume the role of chairman of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOC-ARC) for two year term, taking over from India this week. 156. Rabobank which is in news recently, over the Libor interest rate-fixing scandal, is a multinational banking company based in which country? [A]France [B]UK [C]Dutch [D]Poland Answer: Dutch Rabobank is a Dutch multinational banking and financial services company headquartered Utretcht. It is a global leader in Food and Agri financing and its sustainability-oriented banking.

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157. Which of the following committees is/are related to resolve issue of petroleum product pricing? 1.Rangarajan Committee 2.Chaturvedi Committee 3.Kirti S Parikh Committee 4.Jaganath Chandra Committee Chose the correct answer from the codes given below: [A]Only 1 & 2 [B]Only 2 & 3 [C]Only 1, 2 & 3 [D]1, 2, 3 & 4 Answer: Only 1, 2 & 3 158. Virginia Tobacco, the most important commercial variety of tobacco, is grown mostly in which states? 1.Karnataka 2.Andhra Pradesh 3.Tamil Nadu 4.Maharashtra Chose the correct answer from the codes given below: [A]Only 1 & 3 [B]Only 1 & 2 [C]Only 3 & 4 [D]1, 2, 3 & 4 Answer: Only 1 & 2 Virginia Tobacco is grown mostly in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Virginia Tobacco used in cigarettes is the most important variety and is an export oriented crop this accounts for about 21 per cent of Indias total production of tobacco. About 40 per cent of the total Virginia Tobacco production is used for domestic cigarette industry while the rest is exported to markets all over the world. 159. According to the ICT Development Index, 2012, which country has the best connectivity in the world for its citizens? [A]South Korea [B]Sweden [C]Finland [D]Netherlands

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Answer: South Korea <img src="http://www.gktoday.in/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ScreenClip591.png" /> 160. . Which among the following acts makes provisions for Model Code of Conduct during elections? [A]Representatives of People Act 1950 [B]Representatives of People Act 1951 [C]Constitution of India 1949 [D]None of them Answer: None of them Model Code of Conduct has no legal backing.

161. Which among the following has the largest share in the renewable energy basket of India at present? [A]Wind Energy [B]Solar Energy [C]Biomass [D]Small Hydropower projects Answer: Wind Energy Sixty-five percent of power from renewable sources comes from wind energy. Biomass accounts for 14%, small hydro- power projects contribute 13% and solar energy 5%. Other sources contribute about 3%. 162. With which among the following neighbouring countries, India has signed a <b>Border Defence Cooperation Agreement </b>recently (October 2013)? [A]Pakistan [B]China

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[C]Bangladesh [D]Nepal Answer: China India and China have inked a comprehensive Border Defence Cooperation Agreement. This agreement says that the two countries would not use military capability to attack each other. The agreement is expected to defuse recurring border stand-offs. Another agreement under discussion was on a liberalised visa regime in protest against Chinas stapled visa policy. This was not signed. 163. For development of the infrastructure at panchayat level, which among the following state governments gives Rs. 1 crore as grant to panchayats under its Din Dayal Panchayat Raj Infrastructure Development Scheme? [A]Maharashtra [B]Goa [C]Gujarat [D]Haryana Answer: Goa Goa government will give 1 crore to panchayats tomorrow for creating infrastructure. The Din Dayal Panchayat Raj Infrastructure Development Scheme of Goa government will provide nonrefundable grant up to 1 crore for setting up of infrastructure for the panchayats. 164. According to the current norms, what is the maximum limit of poll expenditure fixed for a parliamentary constituency? [A]25 Lakh [B]30 Lakh [C]40 Lakh [D]50 Lakh Answer: 40 Lakh Maximum poll expenditure for parliamentary constituencies was fixed Rs. 40 lakh for MP elections and Rs. 16 lakh for MLA elections. However, this limit varies from state to state. 165. The Ravva oil and gas fields are located in ___?

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[A]Gujarat [B]Rajasthan [C]Andhra Pradesh [D]Maharashtra Answer: Andhra Pradesh 166. During World War II, an American general Joe Stilwell had built a road in North East India which is famous as Stilwell Road. This road connected India's Assam to ___? [A]Kunming in China [B]Mae Sot in Thailand [C]Moreh in Manipur [D]Rangoon in Burma Answer: Kunming in China During World War II, an American general Joe Stilwell had built a road in North East India which is famous as Stilwell. This road connected Ledo in Assam to Kunming in China, to supply Chinese fighting the Japanese. In recent times, there have been voices to revive this road so that trade between India and China can be given a lift. 167. Recently, the government of India has announced a funding for lending scheme. Who are the beneficiaries for this scheme? [A]Micro-finance Institutions [B]Commercial Banks [C]Finance departments of the State Governments [D]Regional Rural Banks Answer: Commercial Banks The government has announced a funding for lending scheme under which it has promised more capital for banks to provide cheap loans for consumer durables and two-wheelers.

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168. Which among the following is / are mainly the winter-planted crops? 1. Sugarcane 2. Wheat 3. Mustard Choose the correct option from the following: [A]1 & 2 [B]2 & 3 [C]1, 2 & 3 [D]1 & 3 Answer: 2 & 3 In our country, winter planted crops those which are sown in October and reaped from March onwards. The rice, sugarcane, corn and cotton are planted in rainy months of June and July, while wheat, chickpeas and rapeseed are the main winter-planted crops. 169. Recently, Sachin Tendulkar was named in the Wisden all-time World Test XI. Who is the captain of this team? [A]Don Bradman [B]WG Grace [C]Brain Lara [D]Ricky Ponting Answer: Don Bradman 170. . Malanjkhand in Madhya Pradesh, Khetri in Rajasthan and Ghatsila in Jharkhand; these are the famous deposits of which among the following ores? [A]Aluminium [B]Iron [C]Manganese [D]Copper Answer: Copper The copper mines of Hindustan Copper Limited are located in Malanjkhand in Madhya Pradesh, Khetri in Rajasthan and Ghatsila in Jharkhand 58

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171. Who among the following has become first elected Tamil Chief Minister of Sri Lanka? [A]Palani Muttu [B]C V Wigneswaran [C]K Murugan [D]Manoranjan Selvam Answer: C V Wigneswaran C V Wigneswaran sworn in as the first elected Tamil Chief Minister of Northern Provenance the stronghold of the vanquished rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE). 172. Francois Englert and Peter Higgs, who have won 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics, belong to which of the following countries respectively? [A]Belgium, Britain [B]Switzerland, USA [C]Belgium, USA [D]Britain, Switzerland Answer: Belgium, Britain Physicists Francois Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain have won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics. The two scientists have been chosen for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding the origin of mass of subatomic particles. 173. GlaxoSmithKline is making news for developing worlds first malaria vaccine called ___? [A]RTS, S [B]MTS, S [C]RMS, S [D]MRS, S

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Answer: RTS, S British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline is seeking regulatory approval for the worlds first malaria vaccine after trial data showed that it had reduced the number of cases in African children. The vaccine known as RTS, S was found to have almost halved the number of malaria cases in young children in the trial and to have reduced by about 25% the number of malaria cases in infants. GSK is developing RTS,S with non-profit Path Malaria Vaccine Initiative supported by funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 174. Who among the following has won International Press Institute Award for excellence in Journalism? [A]Tilak Kumar [B]Karan Thapar [C]Vyasa Rao [D]N Ravi Answer: Karan Thapar Karan Thapar, the well-known television journalist, has won the International Press Institute Award for excellence in Journalism. 175. Which of the following is the venue for the 9th World Trade Organisation Ministerial conference which will be held in December 2013? [A]Moscow [B]Bali [C]Tokyo [D]Sydney Answer: Bali The 9th WTO ministerial conference will be held in Bali from December 3-6. The ministerial conference is the highest decision making body of the 158 member WTO which meet at least once in every two years. 176. The ministerial conference is the highest decision making body of the 158 member WTO which meet at least once in every two years. </p> </div> 60

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<p> <button id="butToggle5">Show Answer</button> 6. Currently, India is not a member state to which one of the following organisations? 1.SAARC 2.ASEAN 3.APEC 4.WTO Chose the correct answer from the codes given below: [A]Only 2 [B]Only 2 & 3 [C]Only 3 [D]Only 3 & 4 Answer: Only 2 & 3 177. Which of the following statement is true about SpiNNaker project? [A]It is a project to develop human brained robots [B]A novel computer architecture, inspired by fundamental structure & function of human brain. *C+It is a project to develop worlds fastest super computer [D]A project to send some animals on other terrestrial planets Answer: A novel computer architecture, inspired by fundamental structure & function of human brain. 178. The first mega food park in Uttar Pradesh would be set up in Jagdishpur of Amethi district. This mega food park would be developed by__? [A]Reliance [B]Wipro [C]Aditya Birla Group [D]Parle Answer: Aditya Birla Group The first mega food park in Uttar Pradesh would be set up in Jagdishpur of Amethi district. This park would have 35 processing units and would employ 25000 people of the state. The park would be developed by Aditya Birla Group through Indo-Gulf fertilizers, one of its business arms.

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179. Who among the following has won China Open Mens single tennis title 2013? [A]Rafael Nadal [B]Novak Djokovic [C]Roger Federar [D]Andrew Murray Answer: Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal in straight sets to retain his China open crown and his world number one berth. 180. . On which of the following days World Habitat Day was observed? [A]October 3 [B]October 5 [C]October 7 [D]October 6 Answer: October 7 The United Nation has designated the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day. The purpose of the day is to create awareness about the state of the towns and cities and the basic human right to adequate shelter. The theme of this year is Urban Mobility to encourage people to shift towards more sustainable modes of transportation.

181. In October 2013, which of the following countries has announced its withdrawal from Commonwealth of Nations 48 years after joining? [A]Gambia [B]Pakistan [C]South Africa

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[D]Bangladesh Answer: Gambia Gambia has announced its withdrawal from the Commonwealth of Nations. President Yahya Jammeh government announced that Gambia had withdrawn its membership of the British Commonwealth ad decided that the Gambia will never be a member of any neo-colonial institution and will never be a party to any institution that represents an extension of colonialism. 182. Recently (October, 2013), which of the following has signed MoU with Archaeological Survey of India for an endeavour to create 360 degree online panoramic imagery of 100 nationally-important monuments in India? [A]Yahoo [B]Google [C]Facebook [D]Twitter Answer: Google Archaeological Survey of India has joined hands with Google India for an endeavour to create 360 degree online panoramic imagery of 100 nationally-important monuments in the country like Taj Mahal, Humayuns Tomb, Khajuraho and the Ajantha and Ellora etc. 183. Which of the following herbs is making news as a possible low cost herbal remedy to purify drinking water? [A]Curry leaves [B]Coriander [C]Mentha [D]Paalak Answer: Coriander Coriander has started gaining fame in the United States as a possible low cost herbal remedy to purify drinking water. A recent research has discovered that the leaves of the coriander are a potential biosorbant that can remove lead and other toxic heavy metals from contaminated water. 184. In October 2013, which of the following states government has decided to put ban on advertising of tobacco products in the state? 63

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[A]Kerala [B]Maharashtra [C]Tamil Nadu [D]Karnataka Answer: Kerala Kerala government said advertising of tobacco products would be soon be banned in state in keeping with section 5 of the Indian Tobacco Control Act, 2003. 185. Which of the following animals are susceptible to Foot-and-Mouth Disease? 1.Sheep 2.Goat 3.Cattle 4.Pig Chose the correct answer from the codes given below: [A]Only 1, 2 & 3 [B]Only 1, 2 & 4 [C]Only 2, 3 & 4 [D]1, 2, 3 & 4 Answer: 1, 2, 3 & 4 Foot-and-mouth disease is an infectious and sometimes fatal viral disease that affects clovenhoofed animals. Susceptible animals include cattle, water buffalo, sheep, goats, pigs, antelope, deer and bison. 186. Who among the following has been appointed as Brand Ambassador of National Tobacco Control campaign? [A]Sachin Tendulkar [B]Rahul Dravid [C]Saurav Ganguly [D]Kapil Dev Answer: Rahul Dravid Union Healthy Ministry appointed former Indian cricket team captain Rahul Dravid as brand ambassador for its National Tobacco Control campaign. 187. The Peace Mission-2013 is a joint military drill conducted by Russia and ____ ? 64

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[A]Pakistan [B]China [C]India [D]Afghanistan Answer: China The Peace Mission-2013 is an anti-terror joint military exercise conducted by Russia and China. 188. Patan Patola, the ancient art of double sided saree belongs to which state? [A]Rajasthan [B]Gujarat [C]Karnataka [D]Haryana Answer: Gujarat Patan Patola, a double-sided saree from Gujarat. Recently it has got recognition from Geographical Indication registry of India. 189. Recently (October, 2013), which one of the following commenced the construction work for the joint venture 400 MW Shaukhevi hydroelectric project in Georgia? [A]Reliance Power [B]Tata Power [C]NTPC [D]ONGC Answer: Tata Power 190. . Which of the following is the Indias first indigenously developed vaccine for Japanese Encephalitis? [A]AESVAC

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[B]JENVAC [C]JESVAC [D]MESVAC Answer: JENVAC JENVAC is the Indias first indigenously developed Japanese Encephalitis vaccine. It has been jointly developed by scientists of National Institute of Virology, Indian Council of Medical Research and Bharat Biotech Ltd.

191. In October 2013, which of the following states has launched Kanyashree project with an aim to bring betterment to the life of girl children? [A]Odisha [B]Uttar Pradesh [C]West Bengal [D]Tamil Nadu Answer: West Bengal West Bengal state government launched a new project called the Kanyashree with an aim to betterment to the life of the girl children. The scheme is designed to stop school dropouts, Female Trafficking and Child marriage among women of the state. The states unmarried girl children ranging from 13 to 18 year of age will benefit from the programme. 192. According to Global Agewatch Index (2013), which of the following ranked first in the best place in the world to be old? [A]Norway [B]Sweden [C]France [D]Japan

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Answer: Sweden Sweden is the best place in the world to be old and Afghanistan the worst. The Global Agewatch Index examined the quality of life of the elderly in 91 countries. The study is based on the 13 indicators. 193. On which among the following dates, the International Day for Older persons is observed ? [A]September 28 [B]September 30 [C]October 1 [D]October 2 Answer: October 1 The International Day for older persons is observes on October 1. The day recognizes the contributions of older persons in the society and examines the issues that affect their lives. This year the theme of the day is: the future we want: what older persons saying it. 194. Who among the following has been appointed as Chairman of India Premier League (IPL)? [A]Rajeev Shukla [B]Sameer Singh [C]Ranjib Biswal [D]Sanjay Jagdale Answer: Ranjib Biswal Ranjib Biswal, the Odisha Cricket Association chief, has been named as the IPL chairman. 195. In which of the following places worlds longest railway platform is being coming up? [A]Gorakhpur [B]Lucknow [C]Bhopal [D]Mysore Answer:

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Gorakhpur Gorakhpur in UP is set to make its mark on world map with the longest railway platform (1,355 metres). As of now, Kharagpur in West Bengal has the longest platform at 1,072 metres, followed by State Street Centre subway station Chicago. Once it becomes operational the platform will be able to accommodate two trains of 26 coaches each at a time. 196. Recently (October, 2013), NASAs space craft has detected chemical propylene on ___? [A]Moon [B]Saturn [C]Titan [D]Mars Answer: Titan NASAs Cassini spacecraft has detected propylene, a chemical used to make food-storage containers, car bumps and other consumer products, on Saturns moon Titan. According to NASA this is the first definitive detection of the plastic ingredients on any moon or planet, other than Earth. 197. Which of the following has been named as mascot of the 35th National Games to be hosted by Kerala in 2014? [A]Great Hornbill [B]Peacock [C]Tiger [D]Dove Answer: Great Hornbill Great Hornbill, which has been christened as Ammu is the official mascot of the 35th National games. 198. Recently (October, 2013), India has agreed to resume military supplies to which country? [A]Sri Lanka [B]Nepal [C]Bhutan [D]Bangladesh

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Answer: Nepal India has agreed to resume military supplies to Nepal and will soon deliver a multi-role Advanced Light Helicopter to it. India military aid has been stalled for a long time, most notably after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between seven political parties and the Maoists in 2006. 199. As per the latest survey, which of the following is emerged as topmost global brand in the world? [A]Coca Cola [B]Apple [C]Samsung [D]Nokia Answer: Apple Iphone maker Apple has emerged as the worlds topmost global brand in a new report. Interbrand, a corporate identity and brand consulting company, has come out with the list which sees Apple on top, surpassing the previous leader Coca Cola. 200. . Which of the following countries is helping Bangladesh to construct its first nuclear power plant? [A]China [B]India [C]Russia [D]USA Answer: Russia Bangladesh has begun building the first of two nuclear power plants north of the capital, Dhaka. The plants each with a capacity of 1,000 megawatts are being constructed with Russian help. The $2bn project is funded by $500m of Russian credit and is expected to be fully completed by 2022.

201. There are only three countries in the world at present where Polio still exists. These three countries are__:

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[A]Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria [B]Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sudan [C]Pakistan, Afghanistan, Myanmar [D]Pakistan, Nigeria, Myanmar Answer: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria are the only three countries where polio still persists. 202. NASDAQ is an American stock exchange. NASDAQ stands for National Association of Securities Dealers Automated _____? [A]Quotes [B]Quotations [C]Quantity [D]None of them Answer: Quotations NASDAQ is an American stock exchange. NASDAQ stands for National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations. It is the second-largest stock market by market capitalisation in the world. First place is of New York Stock Exchange. 203. With reference to the financial markets, which among the following is used to denote the steady cash flow for investors during their retirement years? [A]Annuity [B]Gratuity [C]Perpetuity [D]Amortization Answer: Annuity An 'Annuity' is a financial product sold by financial institutions that is designed to accept and grow funds from an individual and then, upon annuitisation, pay out a stream of payments to the

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individual at a later point in time. Annuities are primarily used as a means of securing a steady cash flow for individuals during their retirement years. 204. The First ATM in India was introduced by which among the following banks? [A]ICICI Bank [B]State Bank of India [C]HSBC Bank [D]HDFC Bank Answer: HSBC Bank Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) introduced the ATM concept in India for the first time in 1987. 205. Which among the following banks was making news recently for the so called monetary stimulus &quot;tapering&quot;? [A]Reserve Bank of India [B]Bank of England [C]US Federal Reserve [D]World Bank Answer: US Federal Reserve Tapering refers to gradual withdrawal of the $85 billion a month bond purchase programme of the US Federal Reserve in September. Whenever tapering occurs, it adversely impacts flow of funds to emerging economies. 206. Consider the following statements: 1. Crude oil is the largest component of Indias import bill 2. Crude Oil accounts for around one third of India's import bill Which among the above statements is / are correct? [A]Only 1 [B]Only 2 [C]Both 1 & 2 [D]Neither 1 nor 2

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Answer: Both 1 & 2 207. Ellsworth Mountains, Marie Byrd Land, Adelie Land and Ellsworth Land are the biogeographic regions in __? [A]Africa [B]Australia [C]South America [D]Antarctica Answer: Antarctica 208. Which among the following is India's first indigenous nuclear submarine? [A]INS Arihant [B]INS Aridhaman [C]INS Kadmatt [D]INS Shankul Answer: INS Arihant 209. Which of the following is the largest producer of Banana in the world? [A]India [B]Brazil [C]China [D]Mexico Answer:

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Brazil Brazil is the largest producer of Banana in the world. Next to Brazil, India is the second largest banana producing country in the world. Within the country Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar and West Bengal are producer of banana fruit. 210. . Rice bran oil is gaining popularity across the world as it is rich in ______ ? [A]Mono-saturated fatty acids [B]Free fatty acids [C]Mono-unsaturated fatty acids [D]Essential fatty acids Answer: Mono-unsaturated fatty acids Rice bran oil is rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids and has a higher cholesterol reducing power. It has highest amount of oryzanol, which has cholesterol lowering properties.

221. In October 2013, Petronas Lubricants International announced $50 million investment in a lubricant oil blending plant, its first in India. Petronas is a oil and gas company from ___? [A]UAE [B]Malaysia [C]Saudi Arabia [D]Kuwait Answer: Malaysia PETRONAS, short for Petroliam Nasional Berhad, is a Malaysian oil and gas company. 222. In which of the following states Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is located? [A]Kerala [B]Tamil Nadu [C]Andhra Pradesh

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[D]Goa Answer: Kerala Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is located at Munnar in Idukki district of Kerala. 223. Which of the following are Mars Exploration Rovers? 1.Spirit 2.Opportunity 3.Curiosity 4.Juno Chose the correct answer from the codes given below: [A]Only 1 & 2 [B]Only 1 & 3 [C]Only 1, 2 & 3 [D]1, 2, 3 & 4 Answer: Only 1, 2 & 3 224. Juno Chose the correct answer from the codes given below: [A]Dipika Pallikal [B]Natalie Grinham [C]Suzanne Horner [D]Rachael Grinham Answer: Dipika Pallikal Indian squash player Dipika Pallikal wins Macau Open Title. It is the seventh Womens Squash Association Title for Dipika. 225. The Scrub typhus fever is a disease caused by ___? [A]Virus [B]Bacteria [C]Parasite [D]Fungus Answer:

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Bacteria Scrub typhus is an infection caused by Rickettsia Bacteria known as Orienta tsutusgamushi. A person gets infected if he is bitten by mite that is infected with the Rickettsia Bacteria. The disease manifests in weeks after the bite. Initial symptoms include moderate fever, severe headache, shaking chills, gastrointestinal symptoms, abdominal pain and nausea. 226. India has imported the production technology of <b>Smerch</b> Rockets from____? [A]France [B]Russia [C]United States [D]Israel Answer: Russia 227. Gavrani and Killari are the indegenous breeds of cows found mainly in ___? [A]Rajasthan [B]Gujarat [C]Maharastra [D]Karnataka Answer: Maharastra Some of India famous Indigenous cows are Tharparkar, Rathi and Kankrej in Rajasthan, Gir in Gujarat, Gavrani and Killari in Maharashtra. 228. United Wa State Army is an extremist group operating in __? [A]Malaysia [B]Myanmar [C]Indonesia [D]Pakistan Answer:

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Myanmar The United Wa State Army is the most powerful ethnic army in Myanmar, with an estimated 30,000 troops in its ranks, some 10,000 auxiliaries and near autonomy in the parts of Shan state it has controlled over the past two decades. 229. Who among the following has become the first ever recipient of Genesis Prize, an award popularly dubbed the Jewish Nobel Prize? [A]Michael Bloomberg [B]Barack Obama [C]Benjamin Netanyahu [D]Bobby Jindal Answer: Michael Bloomberg Israel recognised New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as the first ever recipient of the $ 1 million Genesis Prize, an award popularly dubbed the Jewish Nobel Prize. Bloomberg was honoured as the first winner for his long record of public service and philanthropy. 230. . Which among the following states in India has highest Child marriage rate? [A]Rajasthan [B]Bihar [C]Jharkhand [D]Odisha Answer: Bihar Bihar's child marriage rate of 64 per cent, or nearly two underage brides among every three women, is the worst, data available with the women and child development ministry show. It is followed by Jharkhand with 60 per cent, or three among five. The other states with a child marriage rate above 50 per cent are Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, MP, UP, Chhattisgarh.

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