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Question 1
Mehrabad airport, west of Tehran in Iran, was in news recently for which of the following reason/s?
A
A passenger plane crashed 
B
It suffered a militant attack
C
It won an American award for Best Airport in Middle East
D
None of the above
Question 2
Police of a state or union territory on 10 August 2014 launched Whatsapp helpline to curb corruption. Name the state where the helpline was issued?
A
Delhi 
B
Pondicherry
C
Bihar
D
Maharashtra
Question 3
Which of the following elephant is assigned under the vulnerable category in the IUCN Red List of threatened species?
A
African Elephants 
B
Asian Elephants
C
Eurasian Elephants
D
American Elephants
Question 4
What is the brand name of the Tata-Singapore Airlines (SIA) upcoming joint venture airline that will start its operation from October 2014?
A
Vistara 
B
Vyom
C
Samskaar
D
Jan Seva
Question 5
Which of the following is not right in context of steps suggested by the Court for protection during the Dahi Handi celebration in the state?I. The local competent authority should be informed by the organisers not less than 15 days ahead of festival of their plans to put the HandiII. The exact venue and timing of celebrations should be informed to the authoritiesIII. The organisers should make available immediate medical aid including first aid, ambulances and other         necessary infrastructures that is necessary to treat injured Govindas and take them to nearby hospitalsIV. To minimise the injury in case of fall, the Court ordered organisers are responsible for providing safety belts and helmets to Govindas and put thick cushion layers at the venue or around human pyramids
A
None of the four statements are right
B
All the four statements are right 
C
Statement II is not right
D
Statement IIIis not right
Question 6
Name the place, where Human skull with carnelian beads embedded copper crown belonging to Harappa civilisation was discovered recently?
A
Chandayan village 
B
Sinauli village
C
Rakhigarhi
D
Cholistan area
Question 7
Paragliding World Cup Association selected an Indian State as a venue to host the 2015 para-gliding World Cup. Name the state?
A
Jammu & Kashmir
B
Uttarakhand
C
Sikkim
D
Himachal Pradesh 
Question 8
The Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY) was launched by which government and when?
A
UPA-I government in 2005-06
B
NDA government in 2003-04 
C
BJP Government in 1996-97
D
Congress Government in 1991-92
Question 9
As per the recent data released by the Union Tourism Ministry, which State in the North-East region became the most favoured destination for the foreign tourist in 2013?
A
Manipur
B
Mizoram
C
Sikkim 
D
Arunachal Pradesh
Question 10
Who on 12 August 2014 became the oldest woman athlete to win a Gold medal in European Championship?
A
Irina Khabarova of Russia
B
Jo Pavey of Great Britain 
C
Christina Schwanitz of Germany
D
Anita Marton of Hungary
Question 11
Who will head the Expenditure Management Commission constituted by the Narendra Modi led NDA Government?
A
Justice J S Anand
B
Suresh Prabhu
C
Bimal Jalan 
D
Raghuram Rajan
Question 12
Which PSU will develop 2050-km Energy Highway for the Eastern India proposed by the Narendra Modi led government?
A
SAIL
B
GAIL 
C
ONGC
D
Coal India Limited
Question 13
Which Union Ministry was recently empowered to make amendments in Model Concession Agreement (MCA)?
A
Home Ministry
B
Defence Ministry
C
Railway Ministry
D
Road Transport and Highway Ministry 
Question 14
Which State government in India banned liquor bars which are below five star category?
A
Kerala 
B
Punjab
C
Tamil Nadu
D
Sikkim
Question 15
Google started building a knowledge base that gathers and merges data from the web to provide access to all facts about the world. What language is used in it? 
A
Machine language only
B
Human language 
C
Both Machine and human readable
D
None
Question 16
In August 2014, Cairn India was in news for getting an environmental clearance. To which sector does Cairn India belong
A
Petroleum Products 
B
Nuclear Energy
C
Forest Conservation
D
Solar Power Production
Question 17
The Chairman of Public Accounts Committee can be elected from the following House/Houses.(1) Rajya Sabha (2) Lok Sabha 
A
Only 1
B
Both 1 and 2 
C
Only 2
D
None of these
Question 18
The Forward Markets Commission, which regulates intermediaries of the commodity derivatives markets is overseen by which department of India? 
A
Union Ministry of Finance 
B
Reserve Bank of India
C
Finance Commission
D
SEBI
Question 19
What is Avia Indra-2014 that was in news recently?
A
Indo-China aerial exercise
B
Indo-Bangladesh aerial exercise
C
Indo-Russia aerial exercise 
D
Indo-US aerial exercise
Question 20
Who among the following was the winner of Hindi Sevi Samman in Dr. George Grierson Award category?
A
Tejendra Sharma
B
Ashgar Vajahat
C
Madanlal Madhu
D
Samtoff Azad 
Question 21
World’s oldest metal object, cone-shaped copper awl was has been discovered by archaeologists at Middle Chalcolithic burial site in Tel Tsaf. Tel Tsaf is located in which country?
A
Syria
B
Israel 
C
Burma
D
Egypt
Question 22
Name the woman who recently broke the world record in Women’s 1500 Meter Freestyle at the 2014 Pan Pac Championships on the Gold Coast, Australia? 
A
Tim Shaw
B
Vladimir Salnikov
C
Katie Ledecky 
D
Brian Goodell
Question 23
Mehrabad airport, west of Tehran in Iran, was in news recently for which of the following reason/s?
A
A passenger plane crashed 
B
It suffered a militant attack
C
It won an American award for Best Airport in Middle East
D
None of the above
Question 24
Police of a state or union territory on 10 August 2014 launched Whatsapp helpline to curb corruption. Name the state where the helpline was issued?
A
Delhi 
B
Pondicherry
C
Bihar
D
Maharashtra
Question 25
Elephas Maximus is the scientific name of which variety of elephants?
A
African Elephant
B
Eurasian Elephant
C
Asian Elephants 
D
American Elephants
Question 26
Name the High Court that on 11 August 2014 banned participation of Govindas below the age of 18-years in Dahi Handi celebration that is held during Krishna Janmashtami?
A
Kolkata
B
Allahabad
C
Bombay 
D
Ahmedabad
Question 27
Which of the following is not right in context of steps suggested by the Court for protection during the Dahi Handi celebration in the state?I. The local competent authority should be informed by the organisers not less than 15 days ahead of festival of their plans to put the HandiII. The exact venue and timing of celebrations should be informed to the authoritiesIII. The organisers should make available immediate medical aid including first aid, ambulances and other necessary infrastructures that is necessary to treat injured Govindas and take them to nearby hospitalsIV. To minimise the injury in case of fall, the Court ordered organisers are responsible for providing safety belts and helmets to Govindas and put thick cushion layers at the venue or around human pyramids
A
None of the four statements are right
B
All the four statements are right 
C
Statement II is not right
D
Statement III is not right
Question 28
Name the person, who will chair the three members’ panel of UNHRC’s Commission of Inquiry to probe possible war crimes and human rights violations during a month long conflict in Gaza?
A
Baudelaire Ndong Ella
B
William Schabas 
C
Amal Alamuddin
D
Doudou Diene
Question 29
Name the place, where Human skull with carnelian beads embedded copper crown belonging to Harappa civilisation was discovered recently?
A
Chandayan village 
B
Sinauli village
C
Rakhigarhi
D
Cholistan area
Question 30
Paragliding World Cup Association selected an Indian State as a venue to host the 2015 para-gliding World Cup. Name the state?
A
Jammu & Kashmir
B
Uttarakhand
C
Sikkim
D
Himachal Pradesh 
Question 31
Which football club won the UEFA Football Super Cup 2014 held in Cardiff, Wales?
A
Sevilla
B
Real Madrid 
C
Bayern Munich
D
Barcelona
Question 32
The Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY) was launched by which government and when?
A
UPA-I government in 2005-06
B
NDA government in 2003-04 
C
BJP Government in 1996-97
D
Congress Government in 1991-92
Question 33
Name the Delhi University professor who won the prestigious Global South Award of International Political Science Association (IPSA) recently?
A
Yogendra Yadav
B
Sunil Kumar 
C
Anjum Yadav
D
Rakesh Banerjee
Question 34
Who on 13 August 2014 became the first Indian squash player to reach the semi-finals of World Junior Squash Championship?
A
Deepika Pallikal
B
Jwala Gutta
C
P Kashyap
D
Kush Kumar 
Question 35
Who on 13 August 2014 was elected as the Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha?
A
M Thambidurai of AIADMK Party 
B
Salman Khurshid of Congress Party
C
Suresh Prabhu of BJP
D
Sitaram Yechury of CPI (M)
Question 36
Union government recently introduced Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2014 in the Lok Sabha. In this context, consider the following statementsI. It seeks to establish one more Central University at Motihari in BiharII. It seeks to rename the existing Gaya University as Central University of South BiharWhich is/are correct?
A
I only
B
II only
C
Both I and II 
D
Neither I nor II
Question 37
Who will head the Expenditure Management Commission constituted by the Narendra Modi led NDA Government?
A
Justice J S Anand
B
Suresh Prabhu
C
Bimal Jalan 
D
Raghuram Rajan
Question 38
Who on 12 August 2014 became the oldest woman athlete to win a Gold medal in European Championship?
A
Irina Khabarova of Russia
B
Jo Pavey of Great Britain 
C
Christina Schwanitz of Germany
D
Anita Marton of Hungary
Question 39
Which television channel on 12 August 2014 won the telecast rights of Champions Tennis League launched by Vijay Amritraj?
A
Star Sports
B
Sony Six 
C
Ten Sports
D
Doordarshan
Question 40
As per the recent data released by the Union Tourism Ministry, which State in the North-East region became the most favoured destination for the foreign tourist in 2013?
A
Manipur
B
Mizoram
C
Sikkim 
D
Arunachal Pradesh
Question 41
The Union Government on 14 August 2014 re-launched the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY). Which of the following statement in context of the Yojna is false?I. The Scheme will be administrated by the Life Insurance Corporation, LICII. The scheme is available to citizens aged 60 years and aboveIII. A beneficiary can take loan (up to 75% of subscribed amount) after 3 years from the date of commencementIV. The scheme would help the senior citizens across the country by providing monthly pension ranging from 500 to 5000 rupees per month
A
Statement I and II are false
B
Statement III is false
C
Statement I is false
D
None of the statements are false 
Question 42
Federal Act on International Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters was amended recently by Switzerland. The Act pertains to
A
Allowing foreigners access to Swiss banking system
B
Allowing India and other countries to pursue the black money trail 
C
Disallows foreigners to have access to Swiss banking system
D
Disallows India and other countries to not pursue black money trail
Question 43
World Elephant Day is observed across the world on?
A
5 August
B
7 August
C
10 August
D
12 August 
Question 44
What is the full form of MEDA that will be sent on Mars with Mars 2020 rover mission?
A
Mars Environmental Dynamics Analysis
B
Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyst
C
Mars Environmental Dynamics Analog
D
Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer 
Question 45
Name the High Court that on 11 August 2014 banned participation of Govindas below the age of 18-years in Dahi Handi celebration that is held during Krishna Janmashtami?
A
Kolkata
B
Allahabad
C
Bombay 
D
Ahmedabad
Question 46
As per a High Court decision what height of Dahi Handi celebration should not exceed?
A
15 feet
B
20 feet 
C
25 feet
D
30 feet
Question 47
Name the Powerful Typhoon that smashed large parts of south-west Japan on 9 August 2014 and killed at least 10 people and injured several?
A
Neoguri
B
Roke
C
Wipha
D
Halong 
Question 48
Name the Indian-origin mathematician who was awarded the prestigious Fields Medal at the International Mathematical Union’s (IMU) International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul, Korea?
A
Manjul Bhargava 
B
Maryam Mirzakhani
C
Subhash Khot
D
Manjul Mohapatra
Question 49
What is the full form of RIMFAX?
A
Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Exploitation
B
Radar Imager of Mars' Subsatellite Exploration
C
Radar Imager for Mars' Surface Exploration
D
Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Exploration 
Question 50
The Union Government on 14 August 2014 re-launched the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY). Which of the following statement in context of the Yojna is false?I. The Scheme will be administrated by the Life Insurance Corporation, LICII. The scheme is available to citizens aged 60 years and aboveIII. A beneficiary can take loan (up to 75% of subscribed amount) after 3 years from the date of commencementIV. The scheme would help the senior citizens across the country by providing monthly pension ranging from 500 to 5000 rupees per month
A
Statement I and II are false
B
Statement III is false
C
Statement I is false
D
None of the statements are false 
Question 51
Roger Federer of Switzerland on 17 August 2014 won Cincinnati Tennis Open also called Western & Southern Open. This was his
A
78th career title
B
79th career title
C
80th career title 
D
81th career title
Question 52
Who on 13 August 2014 became the first Indian squash player to reach the semi-finals of World Junior Squash Championship?
A
Deepika Pallikal
B
Jwala Gutta
C
P Kashyap
D
Kush Kumar 
Question 53
Which television channel on 12 August 2014 won the telecast rights of Champions Tennis League launched by Vijay Amritraj?
A
Star Sports
B
Sony Six 
C
Ten Sports
D
Doordarshan
Question 54
Union government recently introduced Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2014 in the Lok Sabha. In this context, consider the following statementsI. It seeks to establish one more Central University at Motihari in BiharII. It seeks to rename the existing Gaya University as Central University of South BiharWhich is/are correct?
A
I only
B
II only
C
Both I and II 
D
Neither I nor II
Question 55
Recently first commercial seaplane service in Maharashtra was launched from Mumbai to Lonavala. Which commercial aircraft was used for seaplane services?
A
Airbus A310
B
Cessna 208 
C
Adam A500
D
Auster J-4
Question 56
Who on 13 August 2014 was elected as the Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha?
A
M Thambidurai of AIADMK Party 
B
Salman Khurshid of Congress Party
C
Suresh Prabhu of BJP
D
Sitaram Yechury of CPI (M)
Question 57
Name the Delhi University professor who won the prestigious Global South Award of International Political Science Association (IPSA) recently?
A
Yogendra Yadav
B
Sunil Kumar 
C
Anjum Yadav
D
Rakesh Banerjee
Question 58
Which country recently offered anti-viral drug favipiravir as a possible treatment of Ebola virus?
A
Japan 
B
USA
C
Russia
D
United Kingdom
Question 59
Which football club won the UEFA Football Super Cup 2014 held in Cardiff, Wales?
A
Sevilla
B
Real Madrid 
C
Bayern Munich
D
Barcelona
Question 60
Recently, Tata Value Homes tied up with which E-Portal company to sell its homes online?
A
Snapdeal 
B
Myntra
C
Amazon
D
Flipkart
Question 61
MCA is a legal contract that forms the basis of public private partnership (PPP) projects in India. It stands for 
A
Master of Computer Applications
B
Mumbai Cricket Association
C
Model Concession Agreement 
D
Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Question 62
Who among the following was elected as Prime Minister of Thailand, following a military coup in May 2014?
A
Prayuth Chan-ocha 
B
Bhumibol Adulyade
C
Yingluck Shinawatra
D
Ahmet Davutoglu
Question 63
Where is India's first Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) located? 
A
Shibpur 
B
Darjeeling
C
Jalandhar
D
Vidharbha
Question 64
Sheila Dikshit, who resigned as the governor of Kerala was the former chief minister of which state?
A
Haryana
B
Sikkim
C
Delhi 
D
Goa
Question 65
Who has been elected as chairman of Indian Banks Association for the year 2014-15? 
A
K R Kamath
B
Chanda Kochhar
C
Arundhati Bhattacharya
D
M Bhasin 
Question 66
When did the Supreme Court of India received first report from the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money case? 
A
11 August 2014
B
27 May 2014
C
20 August 2014 
D
None of these
Question 67
Name the city in India which got the Metro Project on 20 August 2014?
A
Jaipur
B
Nagpur 
C
Chennai
D
Hyderabad
Question 68
The Nariman House of Mumbai that was reopened on 26 August 2014, nearly six years after the 26/11 terror attack in 2008 is also known as 
A
Chabad House center 
B
Jewish House center
C
Rabbi Gavriel House center
D
None of the above
Question 69
US President Barack Obama on 26 August 2014 authorised surveillance flights over a country in order to gain intelligence on the activities of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants. Name the country? 
A
Iraq
B
Israel
C
Palestine
D
Syria 
Question 70
Name the organisation that has called for a range of tough regulations that restricts the use of e-cigarettes? 
A
WHO 
B
UNESCO
C
FAO
D
ILO
Question 71
The Supreme Court of India on 27 August 2014 directed the real estate developer DLF to pay a fine of 630 crore rupees that was imposed on it by the Competition Commission of India (CCI). CCI imposed the fine on it for?
A
For not providing facilities to buyers
B
For cheating its customers
C
On the complaint of apartment owners in the Belaire project in Gurgaon 
D
On the complaint of apartment owners in the Garden city project in Gurgaon
Question 72
Which of the following languages is/are not a part of the list of languages mentioned in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India?I.   Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Manipuri, DogriII.  Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Marathi, MaithiliIII. Konkani and SanthaliIV. Urdu and Bodo, 
A
Languages in statement IV is not included in the Eighth Schedule
B
None of the above mentioned languages are part of languages included in the Eighth Schedule
C
All of the above mentioned languages are included in the Eighth Schedule 
D
Languages in statement III is not included in the Eighth Schedule
Question 73
Name the Oscar-winning British filmmaker and actor who directed of critically-acclaimed biopic on Mahatma Gandhi and died on 24 August 2014 in London. He had been in poor health for some time. He was 90.
A
Alfred Hitchcock
B
James Miller
C
Lee Halpin
D
Richard Attenborough 
Question 74
Name the Maharashtra governor who resigned in the backdrop of being transferred to Mizoram
A
K Sankaranarayanan 
B
Mohit Shah
C
Om Prakash Kohli
D
Sheila Dikshit
Question 75
Who is Chemancherry Narayanan Nair who died recently?
A
Telugu drama and film actor
B
Gujarati drama and film actor
C
Malayalam drama and film actor 
D
Tamil drama and film actor
Question 76
Federal Act on International Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters was amended recently by Switzerland. The Act pertains to
A
Allowing foreigners access to Swiss banking system
B
Allowing India and other countries to pursue the black money trail 
C
Disallows foreigners to have access to Swiss banking system
D
Disallows India and other countries to not pursue black money trail
Question 77
World Elephant Day is observed across the world on?
A
5 August
B
7 August
C
10 August
D
12 August 
Question 78
Which of the following elephant is assigned under the vulnerable category in the IUCN Red List of threatened species?
A
African Elephants 
B
Asian Elephants
C
Eurasian Elephants
D
American Elephants
Question 79
What is the full form of MEDA that will be sent on Mars with Mars 2020 rover mission?
A
Mars Environmental Dynamics Analysis
B
Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyst
C
Mars Environmental Dynamics Analog
D
Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer 
Question 80
What is the brand name of the Tata-Singapore Airlines (SIA) upcoming joint venture airline that will start its operation from October 2014?
A
Vistara 
B
Vyom
C
Samskaar
D
Jan Seva
Question 81
Name the Powerful Typhoon that smashed large parts of south-west Japan on 9 August 2014 and killed at least 10 people and injured several?
A
Neoguri
B
Roke
C
Wipha
D
Halong 
Question 82
As per a High Court decision what height of Dahi Handi celebration should not exceed?
A
15 feet
B
20 feet 
C
25 feet
D
30 feet
Question 83
Who of these was conferred the outstanding Parliamentarian Awards for 2011 by President of India?
A
P Chidambaram
B
Arun Jaitley
C
Karan Singh 
D
Sharad Yadav
Question 84
Name the Indian-origin mathematician who was awarded the prestigious Fields Medal at the International Mathematical Union’s (IMU) International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul, Korea?
A
Manjul Bhargava 
B
Maryam Mirzakhani
C
Subhash Khot
D
Manjul Mohapatra
Question 85
What is the full form of RIMFAX?
A
Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Exploitation
B
Radar Imager of Mars' Subsatellite Exploration
C
Radar Imager for Mars' Surface Exploration
D
Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Exploration 
Question 86
Roger Federer of Switzerland on 17 August 2014 won Cincinnati Tennis Open also called Western & Southern Open. This was his
A
78th career title
B
79th career title
C
80th career title 
D
81th career title
Question 87
The BSF and BGB recently agreed to conduct vulnerability mapping in every six months to implement a coordinated border management plan to curb drug and human trafficking and other trans-border crimes. The agreement was reached in?
A
New Delhi 
B
Dhaka
C
Khulna
D
Chittagong
Question 88
Elephas Maximus is the scientific name of which variety of elephants?
A
African Elephant
B
Eurasian Elephant
C
Asian Elephants 
D
American Elephants
Question 89
Name the person, who will chair the three members’ panel of UNHRC’s Commission of Inquiry to probe possible war crimes and human rights violations during a month long conflict in Gaza?
A
Baudelaire Ndong Ella
B
William Schabas 
C
Amal Alamuddin
D
Doudou Diene
Question 90
Who of these was conferred the outstanding Parliamentarian Awards for 2011 by President of India?
A
P Chidambaram
B
Arun Jaitley
C
Karan Singh 
D
Sharad Yadav
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