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Who was named as Indian captain for Hockey World Cup 2014 to be held in the Hague, Netherlands
Sardar Singh
Four West African countries agreed to club together to wage war on Nigerias Islamic terrorist group Boko
Haram. The decision was made during a summit hosted by French President Francois Hollande in Paris, in
which the US, France, and the UK vowed to help Nigeria with intelligence. Which four West African
countries are these Cameroon, Niger, Chad, and Benin
The Supreme Court constituted a new bench comprising of two judges to hear the Sahara case. This was
done after Justice J.S. Khehar rescued himself from hearing the matter while the other judge Justice K.S.
Radhakrishnan retired. Who are the two judges who constitute this new bench Justice T.S. Thakur and
Justice A.K. Sikri
Sir Jack Brabham, who passed away at the age of 88, was a legend of which sports Formula One (F1) car
Which telecom and communications company is to acquire DirecTV, the top U.S. satellite TV operator, for
$48.5 billion, as announced AT&T
An Egyptian Islamic preacher whose fiery sermons before and after 9/11 attracted extremists to his London
mosque was convicted in a trial that is expected to provide justice for the victims of a kidnapping in Yemen
more than a decade ago. What is the name of this convict Mustafa Kamel Mustafa alias Abu Hamza
Who was elected as the first Chief Minister of the newly-formed state of Telangana K Chandrasekhara
Who would take over as the first Chief Minister of Seemandhra, the residual state after carving out of
Telangana from Andhra Pradesh? N. Chandra Babu Naidu
Navin Patnaik led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) led Odisha state government returned to power for which term
Who was sworn in as the 8
Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Nabam Tuki
C.P. Krishnan Nair, who passed away was founder of which famous hotel andresort chain in India? Leela
Palaces, Hotels andResorts
Russi Mody, who passed away at the age of 96, headed which famous corporate company of the country?
Tata Steel Ltd.
Which place of Turkey came to limelight for countrys worst-ever mine disaster in which more than 300
mine workers were killed? Soma
Shares of state-run banks rose as much as 5% after an RBI panel report said that the Government should
reduce the holdings in PSU lenders to below 50%. Who headed this panel? PJ Nayak
What is the name of Worlds first ever electric aircraft that has successfully taken its maiden voyage
recently? E-Fan
Which car belonging to Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) became the second to reach the milestone of 2.5 million
units sale recently? Alto SANTOSH SINGH

Only two institutes from India made it to the prestigious Top 50 in the QS Asian University rankings that
were released during May 2014. Which institutes are these? IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay
Which residence was ranked as the most expensive billionaire home in the world in Forbes list of the most
expensive homes in the world? Antilia,
What is the aggregate polling percentage for General Elections of 2014 which concluded in May 2014 with
the completion of ninth and final phase of voting? 66.38%
Whose name was proposed by the Union Governmentas the next chief of the Indian Army Lt. General
Dalbir Singh Suhag
What is the name of Mahatma Gandhi University Vice-Chancellor, who was dismissed from service and
thus became the first Vice-Chancellor in Kerala to be so removed by the Chancellor? Dr. A.V. George
Which country was ranked as the cheapest among the major world economies in a latest report by
Germanys Deutsche Bank? India
A referendum for independence was held in which two pro-Russian eastern Ukrainian regionsDonetsk and
West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy announced his retirement from Test cricket, in a stunning
development after he was sacked as the West Indies captain. Who replaced Sammy as the new West Indian
cricket captain? Denesh Ramdin
Caparo Group won the International Business of the Year award 2014 at the Asian Business
Awards Midlands in Birmingham. This group is founded by which industrialist of Indian origin? Lord
Swaraj Paul
Who won the Spanish F1 Grand Prix 2014 Lewis Hamilton
According to the Sunday Times Rich List published in May 2014, who edged out steel-baron Lakshmi
Niwas Mittal to emerge the richest people in the United Kingdom? Hinduja Brothers
What is the name of the first-ever woman Additional Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI),
who was restrained from discharging her duties by the Supreme Court Archana Ramasundaram
N. Janardhana Reddy, who passed away was a former Chief Minister of which state? Andhra Pradesh
The UN Security Council voted unanimously to establish a U.N. medal for exceptional courage in the
name of an unarmed U.N. peacekeeper from Senegal, who lost his life after saving hundreds of Rwandans
from death in the 1994 genocide. What was the name of this peacekeeper from Senegal? Captain Mbaye
Indias Adani Group got approval for a $15.46 billion coal mine development project in which state of
Australia recently? Queensland
IPL franchisee Delhi Daredevils recently launched a co-branded cricket credit card in partnership with
which commercial bank? The Ratnakar Bank Ltd SANTOSH SINGH

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has put on hold its decision to make Aadhaar-based biometric
authentication for transactions mandatory. The Supreme Court had earlier asked the government not to link
Aadhaar with any social benefit schemes and subsidies. What was the main reason for this decision of the
RBI? Huge time taken for Aadhaars biometric authentication and high set up costs

Thailand went into a new phase of uncertainty as countrys Constitutional Court ordered Prime Minister
Yingluck Shinawatra and several cabinet ministers to step down. What was the reason given by the court for
this harsh order? Yingluck Shinawatra acted illegally while transferring her national security head
What major relief was announced by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for takers of housing, auto and
personal loans? It directed all the commercial banks not to levy any penalty on pre-payment of loans
under floating rate scheme that cover housing, auto as well as personal loans
Indian Naval Chief Admiral RK Dhowan announced that Indias largest warship aircraft carrier INS
Vikramaditya is now operationally deployed. The 44,500-tonne aircraft carrier procured from Russia at a
cost of $2.33 billion had arrived in India in January this year. Where is the home-base of this aircraft carrier
situated? Karwar, Karnataka
What is the name of the founder and former director of the scam-ridden National Spot Exchange Limited
(NSEL), who was arrested by the Mumbai police Jignesh Shah
Which airline became the newest to have won an operating permit for airline services in India AirAsia
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued the guidelines allowing minors to operate bank accounts
independently with a view to promote financial inclusion and bring uniformity in opening of such accounts
in banks. What is the prescribed age for minors to operate bank accounts, as announced by the RBI in this
guideline? Above 10 years
The Supreme Court held that the government cannot impose mother tongue on linguistic minority for
imparting primary education. A bench of the apex court gave this order while hearing the
government orders of which state pertaining to this issue? Karnataka
Indias first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, which was headed for the scrap yard, got another breather from the
Supreme Court as it blocked the vessels journey to ignominy. This order was passed by the apex court on a
petition filed by a petitioner-activist. Who is he? Kiran Paigankar
Who was the winner of Panamas presidential election held Juan Carlos Varela
Who was declared the President of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) after which RCA was
indefinitely suspended by the BCCI? Lalit Modi
Who defeated five-time world snooker champion Ronnie OSullivan to win the World
Snooker Championship Mark Selby
Pakistans National Assembly approved a resolution to lift a ban on video-sharing website YouTube.
YouTube has been banned in Pakistan for how many times? Three times SANTOSH SINGH

A high-level committee recommended recasting of the Index of Industrial Production and
(IIP) Wholesale Price Index (WPI) with an objective to present a more realistic picture of the economy. Who
is heading this high-level committee which recently submitted its report? Saumitra Chaudhuri
Which Islamist militant group claimed responsibility for the bomb explosion attack that rocked the outskirts
of the Nigerian capital, Abuja Boko Haram
Which passenger train derailed in Maharashtras Raigad district killing more than 18 passengers and injuring
over 150? Diva-Sawantwadi Road Passenger
Who was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Libya Ahmed Matiq
A California jury awarded Apple $119 million in a patent battle with Samsung over alleged copying of
smart phone features. This award was far less than what Apple had demanded and the jury made the victory
even smaller by finding that Apple illegally used one of Samsungs patents. How much award was sought by
Apple? $2.2 billion
30 people were killed within 36 hours in attack by Bodo militants in lower districts of Assam. Which were
the two most-affected districts? Kokrajhar and Baksa
The Expert Committee to help develop a low-carbon growth strategy for India presented its report to the
Union Govt. Who is heading this 26-member committee? Dr. Kirit Parikh
The Supreme Court reconstituted a panel (Special Investigation Team SIT) to monitor the Union
governments probe on black money. Who will head this SIT? MB Shah, former judge
A woman was killed and at least 18 others were injured in twin blasts in an express train stationed at
Chennai Central railway station. Which train was this? Bangalore-Guwahati Superfast Express
According to the latest data released by World Bank Groups International Comparison Program (ICP),
India became the third largest economy in the world. This was a rapid climb for India as it was ranked at
10th spot in 2005. However, this ICP study was not based on evaluation of actual GDPs of countries. On
which basis was this ranking done by ICP? On Purchasing Power Parity PPP
Which Afro-Arabian country adopted a landmark new electoral law, which requires party lists for legislative
elections to be half women and half men? Tunisia
Which university is the only Indian university from India to have been listed among the top 100 young
universities in the world for 2014 in the recently released study by London-based Times Higher Education
Magazine? Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
Who was recently appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of Delhi-based Jamia Milia Islamia? Prof. Talat
RBI released its monetary policy statement in which left the short-term lending rate and the cash reserve
ratios were unchanged. What was an important aspect associated with announcement of this policy
statement? This was RBIs first bimonthly monetary policy statement
Which communication satellite of India expired recently after being in the orbit for around ten-and-a-half

Which country was forbidden from whale-hunting and grant of further whaling permits by the International
Court of Justice (ICJ) in its judgment? Japan
Nancy Powell, who resigned as the Ambassador of the United States to India, was appointed Ambassador in
which year? In 2012
Which government department of India was chosen for UN Environment Programmes (UNEPs) prestigious
ECA Ozone Protection Award for Customs & Enforcement Officers? - Directorate of Revenue
Who was appointed as the third arbitrator in the dispute between Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and the
petroleum ministry by the Supreme Court - James Spigelman
What is the name of the 14-year old Indian-American student who came to limelight after he suggested to
the US government that it could save $136 million a year by simply switching fonts from Times New
Roman to Garamond in government printing? - Suvir Mirchandani
Who took over as the new Chairman of Tata group firm Trent Ltd - Noel N Tata
The Reserve Bank of India granted in-principle approval of bank licences to which two entitites IDFC
Limited and Bandhan Financial Services Private Limited
The Finance Ministry released a draft of the Direct Taxes Code (DTC) which focuses on raising more
revenue from high net worth individuals, while leaving the slabs unchanged for others. In this draft high slab
of income-tax has been proposed for individuals and Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) belonging to super-
rich category. What is the criterion of income for this super-rich category? Annual income above Rs.
10 crore
What is the proposed tax slab for super-rich individuals and Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) inthe draft of
the Direct Taxes Code (DTC) 35%
What is the proposed additional tax on those earning over Rs 1 crore through dividend income in the draft of
the Direct Taxes Code (DTC) 10%
According to the latest Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) findings for 2011-12, which state of India had the
maximum number of factories Tamil Nadu
Oil Ministry recently rejected British energy major BP plcs application for which category of fuel market,
for which the company had submitted its application through BP Explorer (Alpha) Ltd during December
2013 Aviation Fuel market or Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) market
What is the approximate number of US citizens who signed up for President Barack Obamas highly
ambitious health care programme? 7.1 million
Which countries highest court gave official recognition to a third category of sex other than male or female?
Which firm became the first Indian retail e-commerce to file for an initial public offering (IPO) on
NASDAQ and to be listed on this US stock exchange? HomeShop18
Who was appointed as the new Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)? R. Gandhi SANTOSH SINGH

The UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) stated that the number of Syrian refugees
in Lebanon has reached a new milestone mark. The UNHCR also called it a devastating milestone for the
tiny Arab country with depleted resources and an explosive sectarian mix of its own. What milestone is this?
1 million
Which international drug manufacturer took Indian firm Biocon to court for allegedly infringing the patent
on one of its diabetes drug? Novartis AG
Union Minister K. Sambasiva Rao, who tendered his resignation to the Prime Minister, was holding which
portfolio? Union Textiles Minister
Which internationally-renowned tracking system made its debut in Indian badminton circuit at the on-going
India Open Super Series in New Delhi? Hawk-Eye technology
Who is heading the 5-member committee constituted to recommend a site for the capital of successor state
of Andhra Pradesh following the formation of Telangana? K. Sivaramakrishnan
An Indian rocket carrying the countrys second navigation satellite, IRNSS-1B, successfully placed this
satellite in earths orbit. What is the name of the ISRO rocket which took IRNSS-1B into space? PSLV-
What is the name of the Indian-American who was nominated by US President Barack Obama to a key
administration post as the US Alternate Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)?
Sunil Sabharwal
What is the name of the CEO and co-founder of Mozilla (which makes the popular Firefox web-browser),
who resigned recently following protests over his support of a gay marriage ban in California? Brendan
A vast liquid ocean was found on which moon of Saturn by NASAs Cassini probe as published by
Science magazine? Enceladus
What is the name of the Prime Minister of Hungary who was declared victorious in the Hungarian
parliamentary election? - Viktor Orban
Approximately how much amount worth of tax evasions was detected during fiscal-year 2013- 14 by the
Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence (DGCEI)? Rs. 8,000 crore
Indias foreign exchange (forex) reserves soared by $5.03 billion to $303.67 billion for the week ended 28
march 2014. What was the last time when the reserves were over the $300 billion mark? December 2011
Who was crowned as the new Miss India in the 51st Femina Miss India contest, which culminated in April
2014 at Mumbai? - Koyal Rana Jaipur
Which country won the ICC T-20 Womens World Cup 2014, final of which was played in April 2014? .
Which company will acquire Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited for $3.2 billion, as announced by the two
companies? Sun Pharmaceuticals Limited SANTOSH SINGH

Who gave Sahara Force India team its second podium finish by coming third in the Formula 1 Bahrain
Grand Prix 2014? - Sergio Perez of Mexico
Who won the F1 Bahrain Grand Prix 2014 title? - Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain) for Mercedes Team
What is the name of the biblical epic movie which was banned by Malaysia and Indonesia for its visual
depiction of the prophet? Noah
Which two international cement companies announced their merger, which would now create worlds
largest cement manufacturing company? Holcim of Switzerland and Lafarge of France
In an important decision, the Union Govt. decided to allow use of bulls in south Indias famous Jallikattu
festivals by amending the list of animals prohibited from being trained for performances. While allowing the
use of bulls in Jallikattu, the govt. emphasized on the historic, cultural and religious significance of the
event. Jallikattu festival is held in which South-Indian state? Tamil Nadu
Indian Navy during April 2014 sold its now decommissioned first aircraft carrier ship to a ship-breaking
company of Mumbai for Rs. 63.2 crore. What is the name of this iconic ship which was commissioned into
the India Navy in 1961 and was decommissioned in 1997? INS Vikrant
What is the name of the Venezuelan daredevil who during April 2014 set a new Guinness record for
skydiving 14,000 feet with worlds smallest parachute? Ernesto Gainza
Who won the mens singles title of the Yonex-Sunrise India Open Badminton 2014? Lee Chong Wei of
What is the name of a new tool launched by Internet giant Google as part of its elections portal offering
which will give citizens access to relevant information about political candidates contesting from their
constituency and their incumbent Member of Parliament? Know your candidate
Who took over as the new Chairman of software industry association NASSCOM? R Chandrasekaran
Which North-eastern state capital became the second in the region to have rail-connectivity? Itanagar
Which English Premier League club was denied the permission to change its name by the Football
Association Council (FAC)? Hull City
Which Indian brand was the only Indian retail brand to be listed in the 30 Best Retail Brands in Asia Pacific
of the prestigious Inter brands Best Retail Brands list for 2013? Tanishq
What is the name of the famous character featured in the iconic Archie Comics, whose character will end in
the forthcoming issue of this comic as announced? Archie Andrews
Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha appointed as the next Chief Justice of India, who will succeed Justice
Sathasivam, will be .Chief Justice of India? 41

How much amount was collected by Indias largest banking group the State Bank of India (SBI) recently in
overseas debt sale through a dual tranche bond programme, which make it the largest ever offering from a
domestic issuer? - $1.25 billion
What is the name of the deadly virus for which the Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-
In) issued an advisory to all Internet users in the country? Heartbleed SANTOSH SINGH

Which leading banking luminary was appointed as the special advisor of the interim President of BCCI-IPL
Sunil Gavaskar? Deepak Parekh, Chairman of HDFC
British telecom major Vodafone Group took full control of its Indian unit by buying the remaining 10.97%
stake in the unit. This stake was acquired from which enterprise? - Piramal Enterprises
Which international financial institution completed its first global rupee bond programme worth $ 1 billion?
- International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Renowned poet-lyricist and filmmaker Gulzar was selected for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award
for 2013. He would be 45th recipient of this award. What is the real name of Gulzar? Sampooran Singh
India retained the top spot in the world in foreign exchange remittances from its migratory workforce during
2013. How much remittance was received by India during the year? $70 billion (India was followed by
China ($60 billion), Philippines ($25 billion)
According to a series of papers published recently in the Lancet Oncology journal, what is the reason for
40% of all types of cancers in India? Tobacco use

Which un seeded player shocked badmintons world number one Lee Chong Wei to win the Singapore Open
title for 2014? Simon Santoso of Indonesia

Indian Navys decommissioned submarine INS Vagli would be established as a permanent exhibit at which
historic town of Tamil Nadu? Mamallapuram

Who became the 5th Indian-born person to win the prestigious Pulitzer Prize? Vijay Seshadri

In a landmark judgement the Supreme Court gave the recognition of third gender to trans genders and
asked the Centre to treat trans genders as socially and economically backward so as to enable them to get
reservations in jobs and education. This ruling was given on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by which
entity? The National Legal Services Authority NALSA

A new round of India-China Strategic Dialogue was held at Beijing between Foreign Secretary Sujatha
Singh and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin. The talks aimed at maintaining the momentum of
India-China relations and implementing agreements reached at the leadership level. These talks were which
round of the India-China Strategic Dialogue series? 6

Who was appointed the new Finance Secretary? Arvind Mayaram

Which team won the National T20 title for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy? Baroda

What is the title of the book written by former Coal Secretary P.C. Parakh in which he claimed that Prime
Minister Manmohan Singhs inability to take on vested interests led to the coal block row? Crusader or
Conspirator: Coalgate and other truths

Usha International, the leading household consumer durables company, has become the official partners of
which franchisee team for the 7th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL)? Mumbai Indians

Which member of the Commonwealth organisation recently announced its decision to withhold funding to
the Commonwealth Secretariat, pointing to the Secretariats silence on alleged war crimes and rights abuse
in Sri Lanka? Canada SANTOSH SINGH

New Chief of the Indian Navy: Robin K Dhowan 22

Which film was selected as the Best Film for 61st National Film Awards announced? Ship of Theseus

Which noted director was the Chairman of the 11-member 61st National Film Awards selection committee
which announced the winners? Saeed Akhtar Mirza

Pakistan became the fourth country to publish name and shame tax directory in a bid to embarrass tax
evaders. Cash-strapped Pakistan published its first tax directory showing income tax details of all its
registered taxpayers. Which are the other three countries who already follow this practice? Sweden,
Finland and Norway

With the implementation of new Companies Act, a majority of the top 200 listed companies will need to
change their auditors over the next three years. According to the new Companies Act, it is now mandatory
for the companies to change their auditors after how many years? 10 years

U.S. President Barack Obama signed a law 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 Irans designated ambassador to the New York-based United Nations. What is the
name of this Iranian diplomat? Hamid Abutalebi

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel Prize winning Latin-American author, who passed away, was citizen of
which Latin American country? Colombia

In a surprising development Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung announced backing out from
hosting the Asian Games of 2019. Which Vietnamese city was to host the 18th edition of Asian Games?

What is the name of Indian Navys Vice-Admiral, who put in his papers seeking voluntary retirement after
his junior Admiral RK Dhowan superseded him to take over as Navy chief? Shekhar Sinha

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

Who won the Chinese F1 Grand Prix? Mercedes Lewis Hamilton

Noted Indian woman squash player Joshna Chinappa defeated Australias former world champion
Rachael Grinham in the final of which inaugural tournament to win the title? Richmond Open

Which international Drug Company announced a multi-billion dollar revamp plan in which it will swap
assets with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and will sell some business to Eli Lilly? Novartis AG

Which state has achieved the highest rate of increase in the number of electors in the country in the past five
years as stated in the electoral data released early this year? Tamil Nadu

Which football club recently created history by winning the I-League title in their debut season?
Bengaluru FC

What is the name of NASAs Moon probe which recently crashed into the lunar surface thus closing the six-
month mission? Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer LADEE SANTOSH SINGH

What is the new name of leading confectionary and chocolate manufacturer Cadbury India Limited which
was adopted by the company recently? Mondelez India Foods Ltd.

What was the name of the naval exercise conducted by Chinas Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) to
celebrate 65th anniversary of its Navy in which naval ships from India and Pakistan also participated?
Maritime Cooperation 2014

The Supreme Court set up a four-member committee for framing guidelines to prevent misuse of public
funds by the government and its authorities in giving advertisements in newspapers and television to get
political mileage. The court ruled that substantive guidelines are needed to regulate such advertisements at
the cost of public exchequer. The order to constitute this committee was passed while the apex court heard a
public interest litigation (PIL) by two NGOs. Which two NGOs are these? Common Cause and Centre
for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL)

What is the name given to the newest mineral discovered recently in Australia? Putnisite

Indian Air Force (IAF) has initiated a project for DNA profiling of its personnel, selecting a high-risk group
of air crew that undertakes dangerous missions for the first round. Under this project the DNA samples of
nearly 2,500 crew members who face potential threat to life during everyday operations are being collected.
A database of the DNA records will be established at which place? Pune

Sherpa guides, who assist in undertaking summit expeditions to Mt. Everest in Nepal, started the boycott of
climbing season for 2014. These guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everests base camp. What is
the reason for their boycott? To honour the death of 16 of their colleagues who were killed in the
deadliest avalanche ever recorded on the mountain

Supreme Court constituted a 5-member committee to look after the administration of Keralas Sree
Padmanabhaswamy temple. With this the main trustee of the temple was asked to hand over the keys to all
secret vaults to the new committee. This order was given based on a report by which famous lawyer, in
which it was alleged that the trustees had failed very miserably in bringing transparency in managing the
affairs of the temple? Gopal Subramaniam

Who took over as the head of 5-member temple administration committee of Sree Padmanabhaswamy
temple, Thiruvananthapuram? K.P. Indira

NTT Docomo recently announced its decision to exit the Indian telecom market by selling its entire stake in
its Indian joint-venture partner Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL). The two entities were operating in the
Indian market with the Tata Docomo brand name. NTT Docomo is which countrys No.1 telecom company?

The South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won offered to resign over which issue? After criticism
of the governments response to the ferry disaster

Microsoft completed the acquisition of Nokias Devices & Services business. The deal, which was
announced in September 2013 means Nokias mobile business has become a subsidiary of Microsoft. What
is the name of this subsidiary? Nokia Mobile

Which country was rated lowest for average internet speed in the Asia Pacific region in a recently conducted
study done by US firm Akamai? India SANTOSH SINGH

Which country overtook Mauritius as the top gateway of money being brought in by overseas investors
through the foreign direct investment (FDI) into Indian markets? The United States

The United States signed Enhanced Defence Cooperation Agreement with which country, which would give
American forces temporary access to selected military camps and allow them to preposition fighter jets and
ships? The Philippines

The 15th edition of IIFA was held from 24 to 26 April 2016 at Tampa Bay, Florida
Which two former Popes were declared Saints by the Pope Francis at the Vatican? John XXIII and John
Paul II

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) entered into a historic agreement with which organisation to
use the power of sports to promote peace and economic development? The United Nations UN

Which India-born business leader was appointed as the new CEO and President of Nokia? Rejeev Suri

Three leading mobile operators got relief from the Telecom Dispute Settlement Appellate Tribunal
(TDSAT) after it allowed intra-circle roaming deals for 3G services. The Department of Telecom had issued
orders in March 2013 to stop 3G services in circles where these operators did not have spectrum. Which
three operators are these? Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafon

Which famous American bank came to news recently for miscalculating a measure of the capital on its
books which reduced its capital level by $4 billion? Bank of America

Approximately how many investors were lost by Indias mutual fund industry during the last financial year
(2013-14) as disclosed in recently released SEBI data? 33 lakh

Former Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Norman Anil Kumar Browne was appointed Indias next Ambassador
to which country? Norway