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New Navy Chief Admiran RK Dhowan:
Admiral Robin K Dhowan took over as the 22nd Chief of Indian Navy. At the
time of being appointed as the chief of Navy, he was serving the Indian Navy as
its acting Naval Chief. He is a successor of Admiral DK Joshi, who resigned
taking moral responsibility of the accident on INS Sindhuratna in Mumbai. Joshi
was the first Defence forces Chief to resign, since independence.
New Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram:
Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram has been designated as new
Finance Secretary. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC)
approved a proposal to designate Arvind Mayaram as the new Finance
Secretary. He replaced previous finance secretary Summit Bose.
Finance Secretary is the senior-most IAS officer in the Union Ministry of Finance. He
coordinates the working of various departments under the Ministry of Finance. The Finance
Ministry currently has five secretaries including Arvind Mayaram. The other secretaries are:
RP Watal (Expenditure)
Rajiv Takru (Revenue)
Ravi Mathur(Disinvestment)
G S Sandhu (Financial Services)
41st Chief Justice of India (CJI) RM Lodha:
Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha was sworn-in as the 41st Chief Justice of
India. The oath was administered by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee.
Justice Lodha will have a brief tenure of five months as the Chief Justice as he
will retire on 27 September 2014.
The 64-year-old Justice Lodha took over the office from Justice P. Sathasivam, who retired
from his office on 26 April 2014 after serving tenure of nine months.
Justice Harilal Jekisundas Kania was the first Chief Justice of India.
Sheila Dikshit Sworn In As Kerala Governor:
Veteran Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was
sworn in as Kerala Governor recently. Kerala High Court Chief Justice Manjula
Chellur administered the oath of office. She was appointed as the 22nd Governor
of Kerala. She has succeeded Nikhil Kumar, who in the past has served as the
Police Chief of Delhi. Her appointment to the post came following resignation of
Nikhil Kumar. Dikshit has served Delhi three times, as its Chief Minister from 1998 to 2013.
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Former SC Judge Srikrishna Appointed as FPSB chairman:
Justice (Retd.) BN Srikrishna has been appointed as the Chairman of Financial
Planning Standards Board India (FPSB). He takes over from Dhirendra Swarup, who
was the chairman of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA).
New Director General of BSF D K Pathak:
Union Government appointed senior IPS officer D K Pathak as the new Director
General of the Border Security Force (BSF). BSF is countrys largest border guarding
force. His name for the post of DG was approved by the Appointments Committee
of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
New Deputy Governor of the RBI R Gandhi:
R Gandhi was appointed as the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of
India for a period of three years. Before being elevated to the position of Deputy
Governor, he was serving the Reserve Bank as its executive director.
He has been appointed as the successor of Anand Sinha, who retired from the
office. Till the time of retirement, Sinha was looking after the new bank licence process.
Miss India 2014 Koyal Rana:
Koyal Rana won the 51st edition of the fbb Femina Miss India 2014 crown
after defeating 24 other contestants from across the country. With this win, Rana
will represent India at the Miss World International beauty pageant 2014.
Bill Gates Tops Forbes Billionaire List:
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has regained the title of the worlds richest
man in the Forbes magazines annual billionaire list released that includes 56
India based billionaires led by RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani.With a net worth
of $76 billion, Bill Gates reclaimed the top spot after a four-year hiatus, toppling
Mexicos telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim Helu, who placed second at
$72 billion.With a networth of $18.6 billion, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) chief Mukesh Ambani
leads the pack of 56 billionaires based in India featured on the list.
Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2013 Gulzar:
The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting announced that
legendary poet and film lyricist Gulzar was selected for the Dadasaheb Phalke
Award 2013. He is the 45th winner of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
India Abstains From Voting Against Sri Lanka at UNHRC:
India abstained from voting on the US-backed resolution seeking probe
into Sri Lankan war crimes at the UN Human Rights Council. Even as India
refrained from voting against its neighbour, the resolution was passed with
the support of 23 nations.
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Nandan Nilekani Resigned as UIDAI chairman:
Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani resigned as Chairman of Unique
Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Nilekani joined the Congress Party
recently and he is contesting from the Bangalore South constituency in Lok Sabha
polls. After his exit as CEO of Bangalore headquartered Infosys in 2007, Nilekani
had taken charge as head of UIDAI, Aadhar programme.
Jaswant Singh Released His Book India at Risk:
Jaswant Singh, Former Minister in the NDA government released a book
entitled India at Risk Mistakes Misconceptions and Misadventures of security
policy. In his book, he had discussed the issues, the conflicts and the
consequences of the security related policy of India.
The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh authored
by Dr. Sanjaya Baru:
A memoir entitled the The Accidental Prime Minister: the making and unmaking
of Manmohan Singh authored by Sanjaya Baru was released . The book has
highlighted the difference between the good governance and bad governance by
comparing UPA regime under Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and NDA regime
under Atal Biharee Vajpayee.
South Africa Captain Graeme Smith Announced Retirement:
South African captain Graeme Smith has announced that he will retire from
international cricket . Smith is the longest serving captain for South Africa in
international cricket. He has played 117 test matches as an opener of which 109
was as a captain too. His total 109 test captaincies is 16 more than the previous
record held by Allan Border of Australia.
Nico Rosberg Won Australian Grand Prix:
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany won the Australian Grand Prix at
Melbourne in Australia.Kevin Magnussen of Denmark (McLaren) was declared
second after Red Bulls Daniel Ricciardo was disqualified after finishing second
in the race. Ricciardo was disqualified for breach of fuel regulations.
Noted Indian Author Khushwant Singh Died:
Noted English author and journalist Khushwant Singh died in New Delhi
at the age of 99. He was the founder-editor of Yojana and editor of the Illustrated
Weekly of India, the National Herald and the Hindustan Times. Khushwant
Singh was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1974 but returned it in 1984 to
protest the storming of the Golden Temple in Amritsar by the Indian Army. In
2007, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest Indian recognition.
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ISRO launched IRNSS satellite:
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched Indias 2nd regional
navigational satellite, IRNSS 1B from Sriharikota space station of Andhra
Pradesh. The launch of IRNSS (Indian Regional Navigational Satellites System)
series would enable India to have its own reliable and independent navigational
resources for itself.
The satellite was lifted off by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C24.
Supreme Court of India recognised Third Gender:
Supreme Court of India recognised transgender as the third category of sex
and directed the centre and State Governments to take essential steps for bringing
the community into the mainstream by providing adequate healthcare, education
and employment.
Third BIMSTEC summit 2014 Held In Myanmar:
The Third BIMSTEC (Bay of Initiative for
Multi-Sectoral Technical Economic Cooperation)
summit was held recently in Nay Pyi Taw, capital
of Myanmar.The Summit was attended by leaders
of the BIMSTEC Member Countries, namely
Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri
Lanka, and Special Envoy from Thailand.The
Summit issued a five-page declaration, seeking cooperation and collaboration among themselves
in the sectors of trade, energy, health, climate change among others.The declaration has noted
that the Summit decided to move forward towards finalisation of the draft Agreement on Trade
in Goods with agreed General Rules of Origin and Product Specific Rules.
Handset Company Nokia handed over to Microsoft:
Microsoft, the US software giant completed acquisition of Nokias
mobile handset business, excluding the Nokias Chennai factory from
the over 7.2 billion US dollar deal due to tax issues.
This exclusion of the Finnish firms largest manufacturing facilities of Chennai plant will continue
to operate under Nokia, on a service contract for Microsoft. The firms Chennai factory was
started in 2006 and the Nokias India operations began in 1995. In September 2013, the Finnish
handset maker Nokia agreed to sell all of its Devices and Services (D&S) business to Microsoft.
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Russia Recognizes Crimea As A Sovereign State:
President Vladimir Putin signed a decree recognizing Crimea as a
sovereign state after the Ukrainian region declared itself independent
and applied to join Russia following a weekend referendum .The decree
posted on the Kremlins website appeared to be a first step toward
integrating Crimea as a part of the Russian Federation.G-8 nations (Group
of the eight Countries) suspended Russia from elite club of world powers.
It has been suspended amid heightened tensions over its incursion in Crimea of Ukraine.
Effects of crisis in Ukraine:
1) US Space agency, NASA announced that it had suspended majority
of its ongoing engagement and ties with Russia, except the
cooperation aboard the International Space Station. The
suspension of the ties has happened due to the crisis in Ukraine
that has been caused due to the violation of the countrys
sovereignty and territorial integrity.
2) NATO condemning the annexation as illegal and suspended all cooperation with
Russia over the Crimea crisis. It also questioned Moscows claim to withdraw troops
from near the Ukrainian border.
The decision to suspend all cooperation in civilian and military - with Russia was
taken at the first meet of the Foreign Ministers of the 28-member NATO bloc
since the annexation of Crimea by Russia
3) The U.S. House of Representatives passed a package of 1 billion US dollars loan
guarantee for the new govt. It also provides 150 million dollars for improve
governance and enhanced security co-operation for Ukraine and sanctions for
Russia in response to annexation of Ukraines Crimea region.
86th Annual Academy Oscar Awards 2014:
The 86th Annual Academy Oscar Awards 2014, presented by the
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), at the Dolby
Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angles.
Best Picture : 12 years a slave
Best Actor : Matthew McConaughley, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Actress : Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best Director : Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Best Foreign Language Film : The Great Beauty, Italy.
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Shyamala Gopinath Committee Recommendations:
The Union Government decided to hike interest rates on fixed deposit
schemes offered by post offices by up to 0.2 %. The decision to hike interest
rates is taken on the recommendations of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) former
Deputy Governor Shyamala Gopinath Committee.As per the Shyamala
Gopinath Committees recommendations - The interest rate on fixed deposits
for one and two years has been increased to 8.4% from the present 8.2%. Fixed deposits of
three and five years will earn 0.1% higher rate at 8.4% and 8.5%. The rate on National Savings
Scheme (NSC) with 5 and 10 year maturities also remain unchanged at 8.5 % and 8.8 %. The
new interest rates on small savings schemes will come into effect from April 1, 2014.
GIRO Advisory Group (GAG):
Government Internal Revenue Order (GIRO) Advisory Group (GAG) under
the chairmanship of Prof. Umesh Bellur has submitted its report to Reserve
Bank of India (RBI).
The Reserve Bank of India constituted the GIRO Advisory Group (GAG)
in October 2013 to implement a national GIRO-based Indian Bill Payment
System. It is a centralised process that allows payments for utility bills,
educational fees and insurance premium by just visiting the bank branch.
Recommendation of the GIRO Advisory Group
It has suggested a mechanism for centralised bills payment system in India.
Advisory Group has suggested setting up two Organisations, Bharat Bill Payment
Services (BBPS) and the Bharat Bill Payment Operating Units (BBPOUs).
It recommended a tiered structure where the Bharat Bill Payment Services (BBPS) will
be the authorised standard setting body while the Bharat Bill Payment Operating Units
(BBPOUs) will be the authorised operational units, working in adherence to the standards
set by the BBPS.
The BBPS will function as a not-for-profit organisation which has necessary experience
in the payment systems space, while the BBPOUs may be operated on commercial
lines by existing entities in the bill payments space as well as new entities interested in
this segment. The BBPS will also handle the settlement responsibilities arising out of
the transactions in the system.
All the entities in this tiered structure will operate under the uniform and single brand of
the BBPS. This will also ensure a uniform dispute resolution and customer grievance
redressal mechanism, thereby building trust and confidence in such a centralised bill
payment system
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New RBI norms for Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs):
The RBI issued uniform accounting standards for Asset Reconstruction
Companies (ARCs). The norms were issued with Regard to acquiring
non-performing loans, recognising revenue and management fees to ensure
common treatment for firms.
These recommendations are based on the views of the Key Advisory Group (KAG) headed
by Alok Nigam constituted by the Union Government on ARCs in 2011. The new norms will be
effective from the accounting year 201415.
NBFC MFIs:
Recently Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has modified some directions to NBFC MFIs:
i) All registered (existing) NBFCs intending to convert to NBFCMFI must
seek registration and subject to the condition that they shall maintain
Net Owned Funds (NOF) at Rs. 3 Crore by March 31, 2013 and at
Rs. 5 crore by March 31, 2014, failing which they must ensure that lending
to the Microfinance sector i.e., individuals, SHGs (Self Help Groups) or
JLGs (Joint Liability Groups) which qualify for loans from MFIs, will be restricted to 10
per cent of the total assets.
ii) All new companies desiring NBFCMFI registration will need a minimum NOF of Rs. 5
crore.
iii) NBFCMFIs are required to maintain not less than 85 per cent of their net assets as
Qualifying Assets.
iv) NBFCMFIs were also required to ensure that the aggregate amount of loans given for
income generation is not less than 75 per cent of the total loans extended.
v) A borrower can be the member of only one SHG or one JLG or borrow as an individual.
He can thus borrow from NBFC MFIs as a member of a SHG or a member of a JLG or
borrow in his individual capacity. However, a SHG or JLG (Joint Liability Group) or individual
cannot borrow from more than 2 MFIs.
vi) All NBFCMFIs will have to become member of at least one Self-Regulatory Organization
(SRO) which is recognized by the Reserve Bank of India and will also have to comply
with the code of conduct prescribed by the SRO.
Recently Launched Schemes or Facilities of SBI:
SBI Launches SBIePay To Facilitate Electronic Transactions:
State Bank of India (SBI), the largest bank in the
country has launched SBIePay a payment aggregator
service to facilitate electronic (e-commerce /m-commerce)
transactions between merchants, customers and various financial institutions in the country.
Indias largest lender is the first bank in India to start its own online aggregator services.
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SBI launched TAB Banking:
SBI has launched the facility of TAB banking for customers opening of Savings Bank
Accounts and another for Housing Loan applicants.
SBI will offer its valued customers the facility of opening accounts at their door step
through TAB banking. The sales staff of SBI will visit the customers at their home and with
the use of the tablets they will get the formalities completed.
These will be loaded on the CBS and the account number will be sent to the customer
through SMS or e-mail.
Some other private banks are also providing this type of service in India.
SBI launched Boutique Financing:
State Bank of India (SBI) launched a financing scheme for women fashion boutique
owners. This scheme is known as Boutique Financing.
The Scheme aimed to offer working capital expenses to generate more working
opportunities for women.
SBI launched Twitter handled account:
SBI launched its Twitter handled account recently. SBI aims to strengthen its social
media presence with this launch.
The Twitter handle for SBI is The Official SBI.
Earlier, SBI had also launched accounts on Facebook and Youtube.
Instant Money Transfer (IMT) Scheme:
Instant Money Transfer Scheme allows customer to withdraw
cash without using either debit card or credit card at
IMT enabled ATMs.
Bank of India (BOI) recently launched Instant Money Transfer (IMT) scheme in Mumbai
Instant Money Transfer allows the customer to send money to a receiveer only by
using receivers Mobile number
Monthly withdrawal limit prescribed for IMT (Instant Money Transfer) transaction is 25,000
for receiver, and per transaction limit is 10,000 rupees. IMT can alsobe cancelled by the
sender before its expiry and withdrawal.
No charge on minimum balance maintenance:
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its first bi-monthly monetary policy statement for 2014-
15 directed banks not to impose financial penalty on the customers in case of non-maintenance
of minimum balance in their saving accounts.
RBI suggested that instead of financial penalty, banks can limit services available to those
saving accounts who fail to maintain minimum balance. RBI further advised that these services
can be restored whenever the balance in such accounts improves to the minimum balance
level.
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New Bank Licences in India:
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) granted in-principle
approvals to IDFC Ltd and Bandhan Financial Services Pvt.
Ltd to start new banks in India. These approvals have been
granted under the guidelines on licensing of new banks in the
private sector. The two have been granted the permission to
set-up banks from a field of 25 aspirants.
The two applicants received the in-principle approval following the recommendation of High-
Level Advisory Committee (HLAC) set up by RBI that claimed these two as suitable. The
approvals would be valid for a period of 18 months and within this period these firms will have
to comply with the rules stipulated by the RBI.
RBI in its statement said that the HLAC had also recommended that in the case of
Department of Posts, which has applied for licence, it would be desirable to consider the
application separately in consultation with the Government of India.
The two entities, Bandhan based in Kolkata and IDFC based in Mumbai that has received
the approvals are non-banking finance companies. Bandhan is a microfinance institution and
IDFC is classified as an infrastructure finance company.
Since 2004, these two entities became the first one to be issued new bank licence. Kotak
Mahindra Bank and YES Bank were given a licence in 2004.
Present Policy Rates and Reserve Ratios:
Bank Rate 9.0%
Repo Rate 8.0%
Reverse Repo 7.0%
MSF (Marginal Standing Facility) Rate 9.0%
CRR (Cash Reserve Ratio) 4.0%
SLR (Statutory Liquidity Ratio) 23%
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1) _________ got Vyas Samman Award for the year 2013. Vishwanath Tripathi
2) Recently _______ agreed to grant US $200 Million for Uttarakhand Emergency
Assistance Project. Asian Development Bank
3) Worlds First Bitcoin ATM machine which can exchange digital currency Bitcoins for any
official currency launched in Vancouver. Vancouver located in ______ Canada
4) The cabinet committee on Economic Affairs approved the launch of the IPDS for Textiles
Industry. IPDS full form is _____ Integrated Processing Development Scheme
5) SriLanka won the mens T20 Cricket World Cup 2014. Womens T20 Cricket World Cup
2014 won by ________ Australia
6) Railways Minister Mallikarjun Kharge launched the High Speed Rail Corporation of India
Ltd (HSRC), a subsidiary of Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL). The main objective of the
HSRC is _______ To develop High Speed Rail (HSR) corridors in India to run
passenger trains at speeds up to 350 kilometer per hour
7) Recently RBI has been decided to give banks the option to pay interest on savings
deposits and term deposits at intervals shorter than existed _______ Quarterly
8) Recently _______ Scheme launched by the Union Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs,
Vyalar Ravi for Indian workers in Dubai. Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Surakha Yojana
9) Recently _______ banned its Citizens from Travelling Abroad for work. Ethiopia
10) Recently SEBI announced to release the FATCA compliance norms in the fiscal year
201415. The FATCA compliance norms will help combat possible tax evasion by
Americans through Indian entities. FATCA means _______
Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act
11) _______ appointed as the new Revenue Secretary. Rajiv Takru
12) The Committee headed by _______ recently submitted its recommendations on issues
relating to credit information such as, increasing its coverage, format of reports and best
practices to be followed by credit institutions, credit information companies (CICs).
Aditya Puri
13) The Book, titled Lal Bahadur Shastri : Lessons in Leadership written by _______
Pavan Choudhary
14) _______ is the name of light weight revolver, which was launched by Indian Ordinance
factory, designed especially for women to defend themselves from assault. Nirbheek
15) _______ was recently honoured with the Saraswati Samman 2013 award for his book
Dhool Paudho Par. Govind Mishra
16) The RBI adopted the _______ as the key measure of Inflation.
Consumer Price Index (CPI)
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17) _______ won 1st ever Indian Tata T1 prime Truck Racing Championship at Buddh
International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida. Stuart Oliver
18) RBI recently issued notice to banks concerning discontinuation of _______ Operating
system. Windows XP
19) _______ recently resigned as Chairman of MCXSX. GK Pillai
20) _______ is the new chairman of MCXSX? Thomas Mathew T
21) Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA) recently charged ______, an
insurance company for violation of various norms by mis-selling the policy and payment
of higher commission to agents. SBI Life
22) Recently a rule of circulation issued by the Revenue Department. This rule has been
hardened as the eligible passengers (persons of Indian origin or an Indian returning to
India after a period of six months of stay abroad are allowed to import gold upto 1 kg by
paying _______ percent as customs duty in foreign currency. 10
23) Ex-Surya Kiran Drills VI is the joint military exercise between India and _____ Nepal
24) _______, a retired Supreme Court judge recently refused to head the Lokpal committee
search panel. He was unanimously chosen to head the Search panel by the Lokpal
Selection Committee. K T Thomas
25) Union Defence Ministry recently ordered a CBI investigation into the purchase of Jet fighter
engines from RollsRoyce that worth 10,000 crore rupees. The CBI has been directed to
probe into the allegations of Kickbacks of more than 5 billion rupees over the dead of
supplying engines to state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) between 2007 and 2011
by Rolls Royce. Rolls Royce is belongs to _______ Britain
26) RBI is going to exchange pre-2005 notes under _______ policy. Clean Note Policy
27) _______ won ICC Under 19 World Cup 2014 recently. South Africa
28) Recently Vice President of India Hamid Ansari released a book titled AkbarThe
Aesthete, written by _______ Dr. Indu Anand
29) Recently Union Government of India raised the number of workdays under MGNREGA
(Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005) from 100 days to
_______ days. 150
30) Javed Zarif recently visited India. He is the Foreign Affairs Minister of _______ Iran
31) Salman Khan recently launched a music album entitled Raunaq composed by AR Rahman
and written by _______, who is also a Union Minister. Kapil Sibal
32) Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs recently notified new rules to mandate that companies
having huge profits would have to spend _______ percent on the CSR (Corporate Social
Responsibility) activities which in turn would be used for the benefits of the society.
2 Per cent
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33) _______, who is also a former Indian captain, has been recently appointed as interim
President of BCCI by the Supreme Court. Sunil Gavaskar
34) India and _______ recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on defence
cooperation. Saudi Arabia
35) Recently the UNs ICJ has ruled that to must halt whaling programme Jarpa II in the
Antarctic Ocean. This programme is doing by _______ Japan
36) Recently _______ resigned as the US Ambassador to India. Nancy Powell
37) World Health Day is observed on _______ 7
th
April
38) Chug Hong Won resigned recently. He was the Prime Minister of _______
South Korea
39) _______ recently appointed as the President and CEO of Nokia Corporation.
Rajeev Suri
40) Saurav Ghosal, a sports person is related to _______ Squash
41) Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) removed all the employees from _______
company and its associate companies from the Board. This action of BCCI is a follow up
of the order of Supreme Court. India Cements
42) Mr. John Ashe visited India recently. He is the President of _______
United Nations General Assembly
43) Full form of IBRD is _______ International Bank for Reconstruction & Development
44) _______, the book written by Wendy Doniger, whose publisher announced that it will not
reprint this book until an acceptable resolution pertaining to the alleged controversies in
this book are found. On Hinduism
45) Union Ministry of external affairs appointed ______ as Indias first Ambassador to the
separate Indian mission to Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and East
Asian Summit. Suresh Kumar Reddy
46) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently hiked the trade related remittance limit from Rs. 2
lakh to Rs. 5 lakh per transaction. Reason behind this increase is _______
Increase in the number of transaction handled by exchange houses
47) _______ water-based initiative from India won the 2014 UN-water Water for Life Best
Practices Award.
International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Tata Water Policy Programme
48) _______ and India have signed an agreement to work together in software, information
technology and infrastructure. China
49) ______ won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry. Vijay Seshadri
50) An Indian journalist _______ who won the pretigious Google Digital Activism Award for
2014 beating likes of Edward Snowden. Shubhranshu Choudhary
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1. Which of the following teams won the Santosh Trophy 2014 football tournament recently?
1) Railways 2) Mizoram 3) Punjab
4) Kerala 5) None of these
2. Third BIMSTEC Summit was concluded in Myanmar recently. Consider the following
in this regard:
A. The Third BIMSTEC Energy Ministerial Meeting will be held in Nepal
B. The Fourth BIMSTEC Energy Ministerial Meeting will be held in Bhutan in 2015
C. The BIMSTEC Energy Centre is planned to be established in Bengaluru, India.
Which of the above statements is/are correct with respect to the declaration made after
the summit?
1) All the above 2) Only A 3) Only B
4) Only A and C 5) Only B and C
3. Which of the following is the first universal bank of India?
1) HDFC 2) Axis Bank 3) ICICI
4) Federal Bank 5) None of these
4. Who among the following has been awarded with the Gandhi Peace Prize for the
year 2013 recently?
1) Karan Sigh 2) MK Narayanan 3) Gopal Krishna Gandhi
4) Chandi Prasad Bhatt 5) None of these
5. Who among the following assumed charge as the Secretary General of the South
Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) recently?
1) Ahmed Saleem 2) Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed 3) Arjun Bahadur Thapa
4) Sheel Kant Sharma 5) None of these
6. The RBI has extended the date for exchanging pre-2005 banknotes advising banks
to facilitate the exchange of these notes for full value and without causing any
inconvenience to the public. Now exchange will be available till
1) 31 Jul 2014 2) 30 Sep 2014 3) 1 Jan 2015
4) 31 Jan 2015 5) 31 Mar 2015
7. Market regulator SEBI has proposed a Monitoring Agency to oversee possible
misuse of IPO funds. Currently, companies are required to appoint such agencies
only for IPOs and other public issues worth what amount?
1) Rs. 100 cr or more 2) Rs. 200 cr or more 3) Rs. 300 cr or more
4) Rs. 400 cr or more 5) Rs. 500 cr or more
8. Who won the Senior Mens National Snooker title 2014?
1) Vidya Pillai 2) Kamal Chawla 3) Chitra Magimairaj
4) Pankaj Adwani 5) None of these.
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9. Which of the following sports federations in India has been accorded status of
National Sports Federation recently and will now represent India in international
events? Earlier, the Sports Ministry had derecognised it for not adhering to govt guidelines.
1) Hockey India 2) Indian Boxing Federation
3) All India Tennis Association 4) Badminton Association of India
5) None of these
10. After Uttar Pradesh, which state has the highest number of Lok Sabha Constituencies?
1) Bihar 2) Andhra Pradesh 3) Maharashtra
4) West Bengal 5) None of these.
11. Which of the following is the first private bank of India to commence its operations
in China recently?
1) ICICI Bank 2) YES Bank 3) Axis Bank
4) Kotak Mahindra Bank 5) None of these
12. The World Bank has postponed a $90-mm loan for the health system to which of
the following countries after an anti-gay bill was signed into law by the President of
the country recently?
1) Uganda 2) Nigeria 3) Belgium
4) Bulgaria 5) Tanzania
13. India and which of the following countries have signed three agreements on
cooperation in legal assistance and public and homeland security recently?
1) Israel 2) Norway 3) New Zealand
4) US 5) Iran
14. The Govt. notified rules for mandatory corporate social responsibility (CSR) spending
recently. Consider the following in this regard:
A. Under new rules, companies with sizeable businesses would need to spend minimum
4 per cent of net profit for the benefit of the society.
B. The CSR activities will have to be within India, and the new rules will also apply to
foreign companies registered here.
C. Funds given to political parties and the money spent for the benefit of the companys
own employees (and their families) will not count as CSR.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
1) Only A 2) Only B 3) Only C
4) Only B and C 5) All A, B and C
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15. Banks non-performing assets (NPAs) in India surged to 50% in 2013 as revealed in
a report released by NPAsource.com recently. Which of the following banks had
the highest share of NPAs among the listed banks in 2013?
1) Bank of Baroda 2) Punjab National Bank 3) State Bank of India
4) Union Bank of India 5) Bank of India
16. In the recent meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors from the
Group of 20 (G20) held at Sydney, the group vowed to add what amount to world
economy to lift growth?
1) USD 2 tn 2) USD 3 tn 3) USD 4 tn
4) USD 5 tn 5) USD 6 tn
17. Which film was selected as the Best film for 61st National Film Awards?
1) Ship of Theseus 2) Fandry 3) Liars Dice
4) Madras Cafe 5) None of these.
18. The govt has decided against changing the appointment criteria for RBI deputy
governors. The rules, which were last altered around the five years ago, prohibits
CMDs of which of the following from being considered for the deputy governors
job in the RBI?
1) Non-Banking Finance Companies 2) Private Banks 3) Foreign Banks
4) All the above 5) None of the above.
19. Who is the author of the book Crusader or Conspirator : Coalgate and other
truths?
1) Sanjaya Baru 2) Arvind Mayaram 3) Neha Jaiswal
4) P.C. Parakh 5) None of these.
20. The armies of India and which of the following countries carried out joint disaster
relief operations named Surya Kiran in Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand recently?
1) Myanmar 2) Nepal 3) China
4) Bangladesh 5) Japan
21. Saudi Arabia has formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist
organisation. Muslim brotherhood is active in which of the following countries?
1) Syria 2) Egypt 3) Libya
4) Yemen 5) None of these.
22. The countrys largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) has proposed to offer share
purchase scheme for all its employees to raise additional equity capital of
1) Rs. 500 700 cr 2) Rs. 600 1200 cr 3) Rs. 700 1000 cr
4) Rs. 800 1200 cr 5) Rs. 900 1500 cr
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23. Who among the following is the Chairman and Managing Director of the Bharatiya
Mahila Bank Limited? The first womens bank in India has revealed plans to have
25 branches across the main cities of the country by the end of 2014?
1) Usha Sangwan 2) Shikha Sharma 3) Usha Ananthasubramanian
4) Arundhati Bhattacharya 5) None of these.
24. The govt. has made it mandatory to carry proof of vaccination against which of the
following diseases after 15th Mar for everyone entering India from Pakistan?
1) Swine flu 2) Bird flu 3) Polio
4) Typhoid 5) None of these.
25. Obamacare is related with ______
1) Education 2) Elder Welfare 3) Health Care
4) Children Welfare 5) None of these.
26. Purchase now and pay later is the feature of which of the following cards?
1) Debit car 2) Credit card 3) Smart card
4) Discount card 5) None of these.
27. Which of the following is NOT an intangible asset?
1) Patents 2) Trademarks 3) Copyrights
4) Goodwill 5) None of these.
28. Public sector lender Canara bank has appointed who among the following as its
brand ambassador?
1) Shikhar Dhawan 2) Ravindra jadeja 3) Virat Kohli
4) Cheteshwar pujara 5) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
29. Name the Indian acid attack victim who has won the prestigious International Women
of Courage Award from the US First Lady Michelle Obama for successfully leading
the campaign against acid attacks on women in India?
1) Sonali Mukherjee 2) Laxmi 3) Anu Mukherjee
4) Late Preeti Rathi 5) None of these.
30. Name of team bought by Sachin Tendulkar in ISL (Indian Super League)?
1) Bengaluru 2) Kochi 3) Guwahati
4) Mumbai 5) None of these.
31. The World Wildlife Day is observed on:
1) 28 February 2) 1 March 3) 2 March
4) 3 March 5) None of these.
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32. Which country is the biggest spender on Defence after USA?
1) France 2) India 3) Russia
4) China 5) Japan.
33. Matteo Renzi was sworn in as the youngest-ever Prime Minister, recently, in which
of the following countries?
1) Norway 2) Spain 3) Italy
4) Singapore 5) None of these.
34. Which of the following countries has overtaken India as the worlds largest gold
consumer according to a World Gold Council report released recently?
1) US 2) Russia 3) Japan
4) China 5) None of these.
35. The govt has launched the Maulana Azad Sehat Scheme. Under the scheme, a
Sehat Card will be issued to each student enrolled in institutions aided by the
Maulana Azad Education Foundation who belongs to _______ population.
1) Refugee 2) Tribal 3) Nomadic
4) Minority 5) None of these.
36. The Prime Minister of India is NOT the exofficio president of
1) CSIR 2) NDC 3) Planning Commission
4) ISRO 5) None of these.
37. The Govt. removed restrictions on onion exports by doing away with the MEP
recently. MEP stands for
1) Minimum Export Price 2) Minimum Exchange Price
3) Maximum Export Price 4) Maximum Exchange Price 5) None of these.
38. As announced by the Election Commission, in how many phases will the Lok Sabha
elections be held between 7 Apr and 12 May? These elections will witness the highest
number of phases so far.
1) Five 2) Seven 3) Nine
4) Eleven 5) None of these.
39. As announced by the Election Commission recently, the first two states to be
issued with plastic photo identity card for elections in India are
1) Assam and Nagaland 2) Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram
3) West Bengal and Sikkim 4) Tripura and Nagaland 5) None of these.
40. The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rules will take effect from 1 Apr as part
of the new Companies Act. They will apply to the companies with
1) at least Rs. 5 cr net profit 2) Rs. 1000 cr turnover 3) Rs. 500 cr net worth
4) Any of the above 5) None of these.
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41. Which of the following banks has the highest number of branches outside India?
1) HDFC Bank 2) ICICI Bank 3) Bank of Baroda
4) Indian Overseas Bank 5) None of these.
42. Who among the following is the Central Vigilance Commissioner at present?
1) Pradeep Kumar 2) R Sri Kumar 3) SK Sarkar
4) JM Garg 5) None of these.
43. Which of the following states does not share its boundary with China?
1) Himachal Pradesh 2) Uttarakhand 3) West Bengal
4) Arunachal Pradesh 5) None of these.
44. India has pledged to provide what amount to Bhutan for its 11th Five Year Plan,
helping the country implement major project that will improe the livelihood of its
people?
1) Rs 6.5 bn 2) Rs 7.5 bn 3) Rs. 8.5 bn
4) Rs. 9.5 bn 5) None of these.
45. The Govt. has announced to transfer the special drawing rights (SDRs) of the
International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and in return will
receive Rs. 15,000 cr in three years. What is the size of total SDR allocation to India?
1. 2.28 bn 2) 3. 29 bn 3) 3.47 bn
4) 3.86 bn 5) None of these.
46. Srikanth Suryanarayan was in news due to _______
1) President of CII
2) Winner of Indira Gandhi Integration Award for 2014
3) Chairman of Yi (Young Indians) Organisation
4) Indian Computer engineer behind WhatsApp 5) None of these.
47. Which of the following teams won the Vijay Hazare Trophy recently?
1) Railways 2) Karnataka 3) Maharashtra
4) Uttar Pradesh 5) None of these.
48. The committee constituted by the govt to assess the implementation of the Sachar
Committee recommendations and the Prime Ministers 15-point programme for
minorities submitted its report recently. The Committee was chaired by
1) Amitabh Kundu 2) VR Krishna Iyer 3) Binayak Sen
4) Sandeep Pandey 5) None of these.
49. Which of the following pairs of famous places and the country they are situated in,
is not matched correctly?
1) Roland Garros Switzerland 2) Cannes Frances
3) Barcelona Spain 4) Port Louis Mauritius 5) None of these.
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50. Recently Nokia has launched a new series of Android based mobile phones. Which
is this series?
1) X Series 2) Y Series 3) Z Series
4) Q Series 5) None of these
51. Which of the following is not a work of the late Khuswant Singh?
1) Train to Pakistan 2) Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer
3) The Sunset Club 4) Truth, Love and a Little Malice
5) None of these.
52. Name the Reserve Bank of India deputy governor who resigned recently?
1) Anand Sinha 2) Harun Rahid Khan
3) Kamalesh Chandra Chakrabarty 4) Urjit Patel 5) Both 1 and 3.
53. World Water Day is observed on
1) 8 March 2) 14 March 3) 21 March
4) 22 March 5) None of these.
54. The United States suspended operations of the embassy and its consulates of which
of the following countries in Washington and told their diplomats and staff who are
not US citizens or permanent residents to leave the country recently?
1) Ukraine 2) Russia 3) Syria
4) Libya 5) None of these.
55. Currently, who among the following is the chairperson of the National Green
Tribunal (NGT)?
1) Ananga Kumar Patnaik 2) Indira Jaising 3) Asok Kumar Ganguly
4) Swatanter Kumar 5) None of these.
56. The govt has agreed to the Election Commissionss suggestion for increasing
ceiling on poll expenditure. However, this is applicable only in the bigger states.
The new ceiling on poll expenditure for the Lok Sabha and Legislative Assembly
elections respectively will be
1) Rs. 50 lakh, Rs. 20 lakh 2) Rs 60 lakh, Rs 30 lakh
3) Rs. 70 lakh, Rs. 28 lakh 4) Rs. 75 lakh, Rs. 45 lakh
5) None of these.
57. Which of the following state govts signed an agreement with the National Dairy
Development Board (NDDB) recently under which NDDB will manage the State
Cooperative Milk Producers Federation Ltd for five years?
1) Bihar 2) Madhya Pradesh 3) Rajasthan
4) Jharkhand 5) None of these.
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58. Nishi Vasudeva has become the first woman Chairman and Managing Director of
the blue-chip PSU?
1) HPCL 2) BPCL 3) IOC
4) ONGC 5) None of these.
59. Which of the following insures has come under the scanner of IRDA for alleged
irregularities in implementation of govt-sponsored insurance schemes meant for
poor people?
1) Bajaj Allianz 2) ICICI Lombard 3) Max Insurance
4) Bharti Axa 5) None of these.
60. The Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) has, at the behest of the Govt of India,
extended a Line of Credit of $89.90 mn recently to which of the following countries,
for developing transportation system?
1) Cameroon 2) Republic of Congo 3) Tanzania
4) Kenya 5) None of these.
61. Which of the following public sector lenders has announced, for the first time in its
history, to offload around Rs. 5000 cr of its Rs. 67,799 cr dud assets to asset
reconstruction companies (ARCs) recently?
1) Union Bank of India 2) State Bank of India 3) Punjab National Bank
4) Canara Bank 5) None of these.
62. Joachim Gauck, who visited India recently, is the President of which of the
following countries?
1) Spain 2) Germany 3) New Zealand
4) Italy 5) None of these.
63. The Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented Interim Budget for 2014-15 in the
Lok Sabha recently. This was the ______ budget of the Union Govt.
1) 81st 2) 82nd 3) 83rd
4) 84th 5) 85th
64. Finance Minister P Chidambaram allocated an additional Rs.1000 cr to the Nirbhaya
Fund while presenting the Interim Budget recently. Nirbhaya Fund is aimed at which
of the following?
1) Checking female feticide
2) Employment generation for women
3) Safety and empowerment of women
4) Providing loan to women entrepreneurs
5) None of these.
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65. Different stakeholders have raised concerns over RBIs Nachiket Mor Panels
recommendation to create dedicated banks for rural inclusion. These banks will be
known as which of the following?
1) Development banks 2) Payments banks 3) Permanent banks
4) Priority banks 5) None of these.
66. Jnanpith Awardee Amar Kant, who passed away recently, was a noted writer of
which of the following languages?
1) Hindi 2) Urdu 3) Bengali
4) Telugu 5) Tamil
67. Which of the following is NOT a money/finance related term?
1) Reti opening 2) Dividend 3) Divestment
4) M-Cap 5) Actuaries
68. The RBI has repeatedly stressed that investors and users should exercise caution
before using Bitcoins as a consistent means of exchange. Bitcoin is a
1) Digital currency 2) Regional currency 3) Fictitious money
4) Symbolic currency 5) None of these.
69. India has emerged as the fourth-largest country to grow biotech or genetically
modified (GM) crops in 2013. Which of the following countries is the largest grower
of GM crops as of now?
1) Brazil 2) Canada 3) US 4) Spain 5) Portugal
70. Tier I capital of banks, also termed as core capital, consists of which of the following?
1) Share capital 2) Disclosed reserves
3) Certain reserves and subordinate debts
4) All the above 5) Only 1 and 2 minus goodwill, if any
71. Capital to risk-weighted assets ratio (CRAR) is arrived at by dividing the capital of
the bank with aggregated risk-weighted assets. These risk-weighted assets belong to
1) Credit risk 2) Market risk 3) Operational risk
4) Only 1 and 2 5) All 1, 2 and 3
72. Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, who visited India on a three day official visit recently, is
the present king of which of the following countries?
1) Oman 2) Jordan 3) Yemen 4) Bahrain 5) None of these.
73. Which of the following states in India has been declared as the best state in the
country for implementing Rural Tourism Project and has been conferred the
National Tourism Award 201213 recently?
1) Sikkim 2) Kerala 3) Andhra Pradesh
4) Maharashtra 5) Rajasthan
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74. Which of the following countries ordered the immediate recall of its Ambassador
in India, Daniele mancini, for consultations recently?
1) Spain 2) Italy 3) Norway
4) Sweden 5) None of these.
75. Forward Contract, Options and Swaps are the examples of which of the following?
1) Derivative 2) Gilt-edged securities
3) Preferential shares 4) IPOs
5) None of these.
76. Every bank is required to maintain, at the close of business every day, a minimum
proportion of their net demand and time liabilities as liquid assets in the form of
cash (book value), gold (current market value) and balances in unencumbered
approved securities. It is termed as
1) Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) 2) Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR)
3) Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) 4) Excess reverse
5) None of these.
77. The 22nd session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) was held in the Swiss city
of Davos recently. Which of the following is correct about WEF? It is a/an
1) UN body 2) US agency
3) Independent international organisation 4) World Bank Institution
5) None of these.
78. The issue of the pepper spray incident in the Lok Sabha, which saw widespread
outrage and condemnation, was referred by the Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar
to the Privileges Committee with punitive powers. Who is heading the Committee?
1) PC Chacko 2) P Chidambaram 3) Kamal Nath
4) Mallikarjun Kharge 5) None of these.
79. LIBOR, which is acronym for London Inter Bank Offered Rate, is the interest rate
at which banks offer to lend funds to who among the following?
1) Govts 2) Interbank market
3) Major infrastructure projects 4) Acquisitions by firms
5) None of these.
80. Which of the following has become the first rail system in the world to be awarded
the Gold Standard foundation a globally accepted certification standard for
carbon mitigation projects recently?
1) Delhi Metro 2) New York Metro 3) London Metro
4) Kolkata Metro 5) None of these.
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81. We often read about decreasing or increasing different rates and ratios by the RBI
by certain basis points. One basis point is equal to which of the following?
1) 1% 2) 0.1% 3) 0.01%
4) 0.001% 5) None of these.
82. An individual having a Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account in a bank cannot
have which of the following types of accounts in that bank?
1) Savings account 2) Term/Fixed Deposit 3) Recurring Deposit
4) All the above 5) None of the above
83. Who among the following has authored the recently published book titled Catch
Up : Developing Countries in the World Economy?
1) Ratnesh Dwivedi 2) Deepak Nayyar 3) Pankaj Mishra
4) Jaswant Singh 5) None of these.
84. Harish Rawat was sworn in as the new chief minister of which of the following
states recently?
1) Chhattisgarh 2) Karnataka 3) Himachal Pradesh
4) Uttarakhand 5) None of these.
85. KYC is an acronym for Know Your Customer, a term used for customer identification
process. It does not help banks in which of the following?
1) Determining true identity of account holder 2) Source of funds
3) Nature of customers business 4) Increase profitability
5) All the above.
86. The banking ombudsman scheme provides an expeditious and inexpensive forum
to bank customers for resolution of complaints. Introduced by the RBI with effect
from 1995, the scheme covers which of the following types of banks?
1) Public Sector Banks 2) Private Banks 3) Regional Rural banks
4) Scheduled Primary Co-operative Banks 5) All the above.
87. Under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme introduced by the RBI, all resident
individuals, including minors, are allowed to freely remit upto USD 75,000 per
financial year. Remittances directly or indirectly to which of the following countries
is not permitted under the scheme?
1) Pakistan 2) Mauritius 3) Nepal
4) Bhutan 5) All the above.
88. Which of the following teams won the 201314 season of the Ranji Trophy cricket
tournament recently?
1) Karnataka 2) Maharashtra 3) Punjab
4) Delhi 5) None of these.
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89. Who among the following will head the 7
th
Central Pay Commission set up by the
Union Govt?
1) Meena Agarwal 2) Raathin Roy 3) Vivek Rae
4) Ashok Kumar Mathur 5) None of these.
90. Which of the following committee has been formed to study demand for Bodoland
state?
1) G K Pillai Committee 2) M S Gill Committee 3) Rakesh Sharma Committee
4) Navin Goyal Committee 5) None of these.
91. Which is the Indias first dedicated spacecraft for defence applications?
1) GSAT6 2) GSAT4 3) GSAT7
4) GSAT5 5) None of these.
92. Chandi Prasad Bhatt, who has been selected for the 2013 Gandhi Peace Prize is
a pioneer of the _____
1) Narmada Bachao Andolan 2) Jungle Bachao Andolan
3) Anti-Apartheid Movement 4) Chipko Movement 5) None of these.
93. Recently who has been appointed as the President of Administrative Tribunal of
the Asian Development Bank (ADB)?
1) Lakshmi Swaminathan 2) Roy Lewis 3) Gillian Triggs
4) Christine Griffiths 5) None of these.
94. The Gulabi Gang is a group of women activists originally from which state?
1) Uttar Pradesh 2) Haryana 3) Punjab
4) Madhya Pradesh 5) None of these.
95. At present, how many political parties in India have been recognized as National
Parties?
1) 5 2) 6 3) 7 4) 8 5) None of these.
96. Name the team who won the Hero Hockey India League 2014?
1) Punjab Warriors 2) Delhi Wave riders 3) Mumbai Magicians
4) Ranchi Rhinos 5) None of these.
97. Where is National Centre for Good Governance setup by govt?
1) New Delhi 2) Agra 3) Jaipur
4) Mussoorie 5) None of these.
98. With which among the following neighbours, India recently conducted the Ex-Surya
Kiran Drills VI joint military exercise?
1) Bangladesh 2) Nepal 3) Sri Lanka
4) Pakistan 5) None of these.
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99. Which language was given status of classic language recently?
1) Hindi 2) Odiya 3) Manipuri
4) Gujarati 5) None of these.
100. In March 2014, the IndiaPakistan International Trade Fair was organized at _____
1) Faridabad 2) Noida 3) New Delhi
4) Jalandhar 5) None of these.
101. The Beaufort Sea is a part of which one of the following Oceans?
1) Arctic Ocean 2) Indian Ocean 3) Atlantic Ocean
4) Pacific Ocean 5) None of these.
102 Which country will chair the next BIMSTEC Summit?
1) Bangladesh 2) Myanmar 3) India
4) Nepal 5) None of these.
103. Marshal Mohammed Qasim Fahim Died recently due to natural cause. who was he?
1) Vice President of Afghanistan 2) Vice President of Iran
3) Vice President of Iraq 4) Vice President of Pakistan
5) None of these.
104. Who won the National Spelling Bee Competition in the US?
1) Jasmine Joseph 2) Rahul Bhatia 3) Kush Sharma
4) Akshay Narayan 5) None of these.
105. Which Indian writer has won the Windham Campbell Literature Prize 2014?
1) R K Narayan 2) Vikram Seth 3) Khushwant Singh
4) Pankaj Mishra 5) None of these.
106. Who has been appointed as next CMD of ONGC?
1) Dinesh Sarraf 2) Sudhir Vasudeva 3) Balakrishnan
4) Arup Roy Choudhury 5) None of these.
107. Which state won the Womens title at the recently concluded 64
th
National Basketball
Championship?
1) Uttarakhand 2) Punjab 3) Chhattisgarh
4) Jharkhand 5) None of these.
108. Recently India has signed the Marrakesh Treaty. Which of the following is
CORRECT about the treaty?
1) Facilitates access to published work by visually impared persons
2) Treaty was signed in June 2012
3) Total 50 countries have ratified it so far
4) The treaty promotes defence cooperation 5) None of these.
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109. What is Indo-Frency Danse Dialogues?
1) A dance festival 2) An Economic Treaty
3) Military Treaty 4) Literature Festival 5) None of these.
110. Who won the Singapore Badminton Open title 2014?
1) Siman Santoso of Indonesia 2) Lixuerui of China 3) Lee Chong Wei
4) Wang Yihan 5) None of these.
111. What is the name of the deadly virus for which the Computer Emergency Response
Team of India (CERTIn) issued on advisory to all internet users in the country?
1) Brain 2) Creeper 3) Heart bleed
4) Gray Bird 5) None of these.
112. Who is the new Chairman of Software industry association NASSCOM?
1) BVR Mohan Reddy 2) Krishnakumar Natarajan
3) Sanjaya Baru 4) R Chandra sekaran 5) None of these.
113. What is Hull City?
1) Name of the city in UK 2) Name of a new android game
3) Name of a English Premier League Club 4) Name of a Novel
5) None of these.
114. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently extended the timeline for full implementation
of basel III norms by
1) 2015 2) 2017 3) 2019
4) 2020 5) 2022.
115. Which country became the first country to provide third gender option?
1) Pakistan 2) USA 3) UK
4) India 5) China
116. Which Maharatna PSU introduced voluntary retirement scheme for female
workers?
1) CIL 2) NTPC 3) BHEL
4) SAIL 5) None of these.
117. Save Vikrant Campaign is related to saving vikrant aircraft carrier ship from
dismantling. What is WRONG about vikrant?
1) Vikrant is built by India
2) Vikrant was first air craft ship of India
3) Vikrant was purchased from UK in 1957
4) Vikrant took part in 1971 Indo-Pak war
5) All are wrong
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118. Which Indian brand was the only Indian retail brand to be listed in the 30 Best Retail
Brands in Asia Pacific of the prestigious Interbrands Best Retail brands list for
2013?
1) Helios 2) Tata 3) Tanishq 4) Birla 5) None of these.
119. Know Your Candidate is the name of a new tool, which will give citizens access to
relevant information about political candidates contesting from their constituency,
launched recently by which Internet giant?
1) Yahoo 2) Google 3) MSN
4) Rediff 5) None of these.
120. World Autism Day was being observed on which day?
1) 6th April 2) 4th April 3) 3rd April 4) 2nd April 5) 1st April
121. Which company will acquire Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited for $3.2 billion?
1) Glaxo Smithkine Co 2) Pfizer co 3) Sun Pharmaceuticals Ltd
4) Jhonson and Jhonson 5) None of these.
122. Name the Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Boys which was
launched recently?
1) Saksham 2) Ujjwal 3) Apoorva
4) Shreshtha 5) None of these.
123. Who is the New Prime Minister of Hungary?
1) Jozsef Antall 2) Viktor Orban 3) Bela Imredy
4) Tommy Remengesay 5) None of these.
124. What is the name of the IndianAmerican, 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)?
1) Vijay kapoor 2) Sunil Sharma 3) Sunil Sabharwal
4) Anil Sabharwal 5) None of these.
125. The parliament of which autonomous republic of troubled Ukraine passed a
resolution to join Russia?
1) Egypt 2) Crimea 3) Africa
4) USA 5) Croatia.
126. What is the purpose of K. Sivaram Krishnan Panel?
1) Bring black money from Swiss accounts
2) Effective guidelines to handle violence against women
3) Find new capital for simandhra 4) Tax reforms 5) None of these.
127. Sunflower Student Movement is related to which country?
1) Tibet 2) Thailand 3) Taiwan 4) India 5) None of these.
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128. Which is 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?
1) Quicker 2) Jabong 3) Home shop 18
4) OLX 5) None of these.
129. Which PSU received the Most Efficient Navratna 2013?
1) BHEL 2) NTPC 3) HAL 4) SAIL 5) None of these.
130. Angkor Wat temple which is recently added in Google Street View is located in
which country?
1) Pakistan 2) Sri Lanka 3) Vietnam
4) Combodia 5) None of these.
131. MH370 was in news due to _______
1) It is first passenger plane developed by Malaysia
2) Air India plane hijacked by terrorists
3) Malaysia Passenger plane went missing
4) Name of mission to hijack Malaysia Airline plane 5) None of these.
132. Who took over as the new chairman of Tata group firm Trent Ltd recently?
1) F H Kavarona 2) Noel N Tata 3) S N Tata
4) Ramesh Subramanyam 5) None of these.
133. Which country was forbidden from Whalehunting and grant of further whaling
permits by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in its judgement recently?
1) Japan 2) Korea 3) China
4) Egypt 5) None of these.
134. Which communication satellite of India expired recently after being in the orbit for
around tenandahalf years?
1) INSAT-3E 2) INSAT3D 3) INSAT3B
4) INSAT 5) None of these.
135. Who won the F1 Malaysian Grand Prix held at the Sepang circuit?
1) Mercedes teams Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain)
2) Red Bull Team 3) Ferraris Relipe Massa
4) Mercedes Nico Rosberg 5) None of these.
136. Who is the new president of Slovakia?
1) Michal Kovac 2) Rudolf Schuster 3) Ivan Gasparovie
4) Andrej Kiska 5) None of these.
137. Recently India has been declared as which Disease free country by WHO?
1) Dengue 2) Polio 3) AIDS
4) Chicken-pox 5) None of these.
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138. C-130J Super Hercules aircraft which recently crashed near Karuali, Rajasthan was
a _____?
1) Figher Jet 2) Passenger Aircraft 3) Helicopter
4) Transport Aircraft 5) None of these.
139. Who won the Abel Prize for 2014?
1) John Milnor 2) Endre Szemeredi 3) Pierre Deligne
4) Yakov G Sinai 5) None of these.
140. Which Statement is FALSE about National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA)?
1) It was proposed under companies act 2013
2) It will regulate accounting and auditing in companies
3) It will be under Ministry of Finance
4) It is quasi-judicial body
5) None of these.
141. Recently the upcoming G8 Summit was cancelled that was to be held at Sochi
(Russia) during June 2014. The proposed G8 Summit has been replaced by a G7
meeting without Russian involvement. This G7 summit would be held at which
place?
1) Germany 2) Brussele, Belgium 3) Canada
4) France 5) None of these.
142. Name the venue of the Nuclear Security Summit 2014 (NSS14)?
1) The Hague, Netherlands 2) The Seoul, South Korea 3) Argentina
4) USA 5) None of these.
143. Which telecom company is behind the M-Pesa Mobile Payment System?
1) Airtel 2) Vodafone 3) BSNL
4) Idea Cellular 5) None of these.
144. Which Supreme court appointed committee is investigating the IPL scam?
1) Tendulkar Committee 2) Krishna Committee 3) Mudgal Committee
4) Yashpal Committee 5) None of these.
145. Which state Ranked 1 in the recently released Economic Freedom of the States of
India Report 2013?
1) Gujarat 2) Haryana 3) Punjab
4) Bihar 5) None of these.
146. Name the book(s) written by Khuswant Singh?
1) Train to Pakistan 2) A History of the Sikhs
3) Delhi : A Novel 4) All of the above 5) None of the above
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147. Which state sored the highest in monthly per capita consumer expenditure (MPCE)
for rural areas in the recently released ranking by the National Sample Survey
Organisation (NSSO)?
1) Kerala 2) Gujarat 3) Punjab
4) Orissa 5) None of these.
148. D K Jain, who passed away recently was the founder and Chairman of which
famous pen and stationery brand of India?
1) Parker 2) Luxor 3) Natraj
4) Raynolds 5) None of these.
149. Rani-ki-vav which is nominated for UNESCO heritage site is located in
1) Bhopal, MP 2) Jaipur, Rajasthan 3) Patan, Gujarat
4) Karuali, Rajasthan 5) None of these.
150. Rani-ki-vav was built by?
1) Queen Padmavati 2) Queen Udayamati of the Solanki Dynasty
3) Queen Mira Bhai of Chittargarh 4) Begum Rajia Sultan
5) None of these.
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