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Question 1
Who won the Australian Open men’s singles title on 26 January 2014?   
A
Rafael Nadal
B
Roger Federer
C
Andy Murray
D
Stanislas Wawrinka
Question 2
Which country has won the female gold in Basketball match played in Lusofonia Games 2014?   
A
Angola
B
Brazil
C
Mozambique
D
India
Question 3
New Zealand on 31 January 2014 won the five match ODI Series against India by 4-0. What was the venue for the fifth ODI match?   
A
Queenstown Events Centre at Queenstown
B
Westpac Stadium at Wellington
C
Auckland Domain at Grafton
D
Pukekura Park at New Plymouth
Question 4
Name the veterinary drug that is effecting the population of vulture by killing them and not allowing them to reproduce?  
A
Anorexia
B
Sulfonamides
C
Streptomycin
D
Diclofenac
Question 5
Kathy Cross on 30 January 2014 became the first woman to be appointed in an International Cricket Council (ICC) umpires panel. She belongs to which country?  
A
Australia
B
England
C
South Africa
D
South Africa
Question 6
A Seminar on Indo-Dutch Collaboration on Sports was organized on 30th January 2014 at  
A
Wagener Stadium in Amstelveen
B
Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi
C
Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise
D
Reunion Arena in Dallas
Question 7
Union Cabinet approved the second phase of the Bangalore Metro Rail Project to improve public transport in the city on 30 January 2014. The name of the Bangalore Metro is  
A
Amma Metro
B
Namma Metro
C
Bengaluru Metro
D
Dakshin Metro
Question 8
Which country of African continent has decide to use Indian rupee as a legal tender?  
A
Namibia
B
Zimbabwe
C
Zambia
D
Sudan
Question 9
India Inclusive Innovation Fund was launched on 27 January 2014 by  
A
National Innovation Council
B
Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
C
Ministry of Rural Development
D
Both (a) and (b)
Question 10
Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary-General of United Nations on 20 January 2014 withdrew the invitation for which country to join the peace conference on Syrian crisis?   
A
Afghanistan
B
Pakistan
C
Iran
D
Iraq
Question 11
Who won the Australian Open women’s singles title?   
A
Dominika Cibulkova
B
Li Na
C
Serena Williams
D
Ana Ivanovic
Question 12
Which of the following nations is not a member of the Lusofonia Games 2014?  
A
Cape Verde
B
Sao Tome and Principe
C
Timor-Leste
D
Bangladesh
Question 13
Central Statistics Office (CSO) of India on 31 January 2014 announced that economy might have expanded by 4.5 percent in fiscal year 2012-13 when compared to the previous estimate. What was the earlier estimate?   
A
6 percent
B
5 percent
C
4 percent
D
3 percent
Question 14
Which song was withdrawn from the Best Song nomination category by the Oscar Academy on 30 January 2014?   
A
Alone Yet Not Alone
B
Variety Noted
C
The Godfather
D
I am not a Man
Question 15
Who was elected as the interim president of the Central African Republic (CAR)?   
A
Mahamath Isseine Abdoulaye
B
Catherline Samba-Panza
C
Desire Kolinba
D
Sam Ouandja
Question 16
Name the country whose court has sentenced 30 people to death over heroin smuggling in what is said to be the largest such trial ever held in the country?    
A
Brazil
B
Korea
C
France
D
Vietnam
Question 17
A country has unanimously amended an article of the penal code that allowed rapists of underage girls to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims. Name the country?   
A
Morocco
B
Israel
C
India
D
China
Question 18
Legendary Actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao died recently. He acted in films of which Indian language?   
A
Tamil
B
Telugu
C
Kannada
D
Malyalam
Question 19
Who was awarded with the Ulysses Award 2013 for the Lifetime Achievement by UNWTO for promoting sustainable tourism?   
A
Dr. Tejveer Singh
B
Richard Quest
C
Dr. Gurbaksh Singh
D
Alexei Shirov
Question 20
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated on which day every year to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community in the development of India.   
A
8 January
B
9 January
C
10 January
D
11 January
Question 21
The World Bank in its Global Economic Prospects Report released on 15 January 2014 forecasted that economy of India by   
A
4 percent
B
5 percent
C
6 percent
D
8 percent
Question 22
US President ordered on 17 January 2014 to curb the powers of National Security Agency in collecting the data for the use of surveillance. In this regard, consider the following statements.(I) NSA will be required to get a secretive courts’ permission before accessing phone records that are collected from hundreds of millions of Americans.(II) Government will not hold the bulk telephone metadata and will take steps to modify the programme so that a judicial finding is required before the database is queried.(III) The US will not monitor the communications of its close friends and allies overseas unless there is a compelling national security purpose.(IV) Foreigners will get some protection against spying that US citizens enjoy.Select the correct code   
A
I, II and III
B
II, III and IV
C
I, III and IV
D
All of the above
Question 23
Union Government of India on 30 January 2014 signed a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) for avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income with a nation. Name the nation?  
A
Finland
B
France
C
Fiji
D
Georgia
Question 24
According to the data released by IAMAI, by June 2014 the internet user base in India is projected to reach 
A
240 million
B
140 million
C
243 million
D
143 million
Question 25
An airlines company completed a demonstration flight of 45 minutes that was powered by bio fuel. Name the institution/firms, which were involved in creation of the bio fuel that propelled the flight?   
A
Airox Nigen and Alpha Biotech
B
Total and Takreer
C
Alvigor AG and AlgaeLink
D
Greon and Toakreer
Question 26
Name the country that won the final of Hero Hockey World League 2014   
A
New Zealand
B
Argentina
C
Spain
D
Netherlands
Question 27
Government of a country has introduced a new bill in parliament that will give police special powers to maintain public order in Little India. Name the country?   
A
China
B
Russia
C
Britain
D
Singapore
Question 28
Recently, an Expert Panel on Monetary Framework set up by the RBI recommended to strengthen and revise the current monetary policy framework. The Expert Panel was headed by?   
A
Raghuram G Rajan
B
Peter J. Montiel
C
Rupa Nitsure
D
Urjit Patel
Question 29
India and Pakistan signed an agreement on Non Discriminatory Market Access (NDMA) in place of Most Favoured Nation Status on 20 January 2014. In this context, consider the following statements. I. The issue of bank license is covered under the NDMA. II. The agreement on NDMA was signed in accordance to the provisions of WTO. III. It was signed at the 5th SAARC Business Conclave held in New Delhi. Select the correct code   
A
I and II
B
II and III
C
I and III
D
All of the above
Question 30
The Iranian Nuclear deal also called Geneva deal agreed among P5 + 1 nations in Geneva came into effect on   
A
22 January 2014
B
20 January 2014
C
25 January 2014
D
26 January 2014
Question 31
An International team of 34 scientists on 13 January 2014 spotted the footprints of Dinosaurs at which place of Rajasthan?   
A
Karoli
B
Jaisalmer
C
Kota
D
Jaipur
Question 32
Who is the Governor of the Bank of Japan?   
A
Matsukata Masayoshi
B
Haruhiko Kurodo
C
Toyotaro Yuki
D
Masaaki Shirakawa
Question 33
Which of the following statements in context of the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas is true?  (I) Mahatma Gandhi returned on this day from South Africa(II) The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) is an interactive ministry, dedicated to the multitude of Indian Nationals settled abroad(III) Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated on 9 January every year to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community in the development of India(IV) PBD conventions are being held every year since 1990   
A
Statements I, II and IV are true
B
Statements I, II and III are true
C
None of the above are true
D
All the above mentioned statements are true
Question 34
In which year was the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was adopted?   
A
1970
B
1988
C
1995
D
2000
Question 35
What is the rank of India in the recently released Index of Economic Freedom published by Wall Street Journal?   
A
101
B
111
C
120
D
121
Question 36
Third Lusofonia Games organized by the Association of Portuguese Speaking Olympic Committee will be held in   
A
Rio de Jenario
B
Goa
C
Lisbon
D
Beijing
Question 37
Which State has achieved the unique distinction of becoming the first State in India to have Universal Health Coverage?   
A
Andhra Pradesh
B
Rajasthan
C
Karnataka
D
Bihar
Question 38
Which State on 13 January 2014 withdrew the decision of the previous government allowing FDI in Multi-brand Retail?   
A
Tamil Nadu
B
Delhi
C
West Bengal
D
Rajasthan
Question 39
The heavy-duty rocket of ISRO, GSLV-D5, was powered by an indigenously developed engine. Name the engine?   
A
LEROS engine
B
Vikas engine
C
Dream Chaser rocket engine
D
Cryogenic engine
Question 40
Name the party that has secured an absolute majority in the Parliamentary elections held in Bangladesh?   
A
Jatiya Party
B
Awami League
C
JaSad
D
BNP
Question 41
Who won the Chennai Open Tennis Cup for the second time?   
A
Edouard Roger-Vasselin
B
Stanislas Wawrinka
C
V. Pospisil
D
M. Granollers
Question 42
The US Senate confirmed whose name to head the US Federal Reserve?   
A
Jeremy C. Stein
B
Ben Bernanke
C
Janet Yellen
D
Daniel K. Tarullo
Question 43
A panel of Reserve Bank of India has suggested to set-up specialized banks to cater to the low income households and small businesses. These banks will ensure that every citizen have a bank account by 2016. The panel was headed by   
A
Mukul Mudgal
B
Nachiket Mor
C
Raghuram Rajan
D
Bilal Nazaki
Question 44
The Government of India has notified the new natural gas pricing formulae, which will be come into effect from 1 April 2014. As per the newly issued notification, the rate of all domestically produced fuel will be almost doubled to 8.2 to 8.4 dollar per unit. The new gas pricing formula was based on the recommendations of which committee?   
A
Nachiket Mor Committee
B
Rangrajan Committee
C
Bilal Nazaki Committee
D
Mukul Mudgal Committee
Question 45
Which main tributary of River Ganga orginates from Gangotri glacier?   
A
Bhagirathi
B
Yammuna
C
Godavari
D
Narmada
Question 46
In December 2013 India’s trade deficit narrowed down to   
A
11.5 billion dollars
B
12.5 billion dollars
C
10.5 billion dollars
D
9.5 billion dollars
Question 47
Which State government launched a tollfree helpline number 1100 to prevent corruption in government departments   
A
New Delhi
B
Uttarakhand
C
Madhya Pradesh
D
Chhattisgarh
Question 48
The Mill Gate Price Scheme (MGPS) has been renamed as   
A
Mill Supply Scheme
B
Yarn Supply Scheme
C
Affordable Price for Yarn Scheme
D
Mill Price Scheme
Question 49
World Hindi Day was celebrated by the Ministry of External Affairs on   
A
8 January
B
9 January
C
10 January
D
11 January
Question 50
Name the youngest cricketer who has been retained in the Indian Premier League (IPL)?   
A
Sanju Samson
B
Manan Vohra
C
Bharat Arun
D
Akhil Herwadkar
Question 51
Name the programme that has planned to release up to 25 vultures into the 30000 kilometer square safe zone following the decrease of vulture population at an alarming pace?  
A
Saving Asia’s Vultures from Extinction (SAVE)
B
International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of threatened Specie
C
BirdLife International Vulture Zone (BIVZ)
D
None of the above
Question 52
Who won the Mixed doubles tennis titles at Australian Open 2014?   
A
Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Nestor
B
Sania Mirza and Horia Tecau
C
Ana Ivanovic and Rafael Nadal
D
Li Na and Andy Murray
Question 53
Which division bench of Allahabad High Court of Uttar Pradesh on 31 January 2014 directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe into the alleged misappropriation of funds in seven districts that was provided for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA) from the centre?   
A
Division bench of Meerut Court
B
Division bench of Bareilly Court
C
Division bench of Lucknow Court
D
None of the following
Question 54
Name the two states that have scrapped its approval for the foreign direct investment in multi-brand retailing?   
A
Delhi and Rajasthan
B
Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh
C
Delhi and Chhattisgarh
D
Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh
Question 55
Which Indian shooter's score set in Munich Shooting World Cup in November 2013 was recently recognised as the world record by the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF)?  
A
Anjali Bhagwat
B
Ranjan Singh Sodhi
C
Anu Raj Singh
D
Heena Sandhu
Question 56
Who has been appointed as the CEO and MD of Tata Global Beverages Limited on 28 January 2014?  
A
Ram Krishnamurthy
B
Vineet Nayar
C
Ajoy Mishra
D
Karl Slym
Question 57
Ela Gandhi, the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi was awarded in South Africa on 26 January 2014 for her lifetime contribution to the freedom struggle in South Africa. She received which award from the South Africa government?   
A
Amadelkufa
B
Umkhonto we Sizwe
C
Spear of the Nation
D
None of the above
Question 58
US on 31 January 2014 warned China against any move to declare a new Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) over  
A
South China Sea
B
Senkaku Islands
C
Socotra Rock (known as Suyan Jiao in China)
D
Yonaguni Island
Question 59
The Government of India on 30 January 2014 raised the cap on number of LPG cylinders that an individual can avail in a year. The number raised is  
A
9
B
12
C
15
D
10
Question 60
Who has been awarded the 2014 Ramanujan Mathematics Award on 27 January 2014?  
A
Ramdorai Sujatha
B
Marcelo Viana
C
J J Rawal
D
Anand Kumar
Question 61
Which Airlines on 19 January 2014 flew Boeing 777 plane powered by bio fuel?   
A
Air India
B
US Airways
C
British Airways
D
Ethihad Airways
Question 62
Football Federation of a country banned its top division team from using new shirt that has the number one shaped as the map of Palestine before the creation of Israel?   
A
Chilean Football Federation
B
Argentina Football Federation
C
Germany Football Federation
D
Colombia Football Federation
Question 63
The 61st Senior National Kabaddi Championship will begin at which Sports stadium?   
A
Patliputra Sports Complex stadium, Patna
B
Maharishi Dayanand Sports Club, Mumbai
C
Mahindra Stadium, Mumbai
D
Guru Nanak Stadium, Chandigarh
Question 64
An Expert Committee to review the institutional framework of Prasar Bharti submitted its report to the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on 25 Janauary 2014. The Committee was headed by   
A
Nachiket Mor
B
Sam Pitroda
C
T Chandrasekhar
D
Justice Soumitra Sen
Question 65
The Best Actor Award at the 20th Screen Awards was won by   
A
Shah Rukh Khan
B
Ranveer Singh
C
Farhan Akhtar
D
Irfaan Khan
Question 66
Which country allowed the Sikhs to wear turban while serving in military?   
A
United Kingdom
B
United States of America
C
France
D
Germany
Question 67
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) recently reduced the refinance rates for the banks and other lending agencies by 0.20 percent. The NABARD was established on the recommendation of which committee?   
A
Narendran Commission
B
Mukherjee Commission
C
Justice Shah Commission
D
B Sivaraman Committee
Question 68
The charge of Indian Army was given to an Indian after independence of India. Who was the last Englishman to lead the Indian Army as the Commander-in-Chief?   
A
Francis Robert Roy Bucher
B
Robert McGregor Macdonald Lockhart
C
Sunith Francis Rodrigues
D
Sam Hormusji Framji
Question 69
Which polio-endemic country, according to WHO, has the maximum number of reported polio cases in the world in 2013?   
A
Bangladesh
B
Pakistan
C
Pakistan
D
Afghanistan
Question 70
The athletes of which Indian sports were barred from participating in the Qatar World Cup due to suspension of Indian Olympic Association by International Olympic Committee?   
A
Archery
B
Wrestling
C
Fencing
D
Boxing
Question 71
US President Barack Obama ordered on 18 January 2014 to establish Af-Pak Strategic Partnership Office (APSPO). The office will be located in   
A
Istanbul
B
Washington
C
Islamabad
D
New Delhi
Question 72
The book Sangharsh ke Safar ka Nayak Mulayam has been written by   
A
Akhilesh Yadav
B
Mulayam Singh Yadav
C
Omveer Tomar
D
Harender Tomar
Question 73
India registered an increase of five years in the average life expectancy rate between the period 2004 to 2014. The life expectancy in India has increased to   
A
69.6 years
B
72 years
C
79 years
D
72.8 years
Question 74
The virus causing Japanese encephalitis is transmitted by mosquitoes belonging to which groups of mosquitoes?   
A
Culex tritaeniorhynchus and Culex vishnui
B
Les moucherons and Les cousins
C
Zancudos and West Nile virus
D
LaCrosse encephalitis and Western Equine encephalitis
Question 75
Indian Navy for the first time sent an all-women crew aboard a ship for circumnavigating the globe as a part of training. Name the ship.   
A
Moksha
B
INS Mhadei
C
Victoria
D
Vendee Globe
Question 76
Name the player, who on 6 January 2014 won the Open du Gard squash title?   
A
Greg Lobban of Scotland
B
Christophe Andre of France
C
Ammar Altamimi of Kuwait
D
Mahesh Mangaokar of India
Question 77
The Government of India on 7 January 2014 launched the nation’s first comprehensive adolescent health programme called   
A
National Tobacco Control Program
B
National Program for Prevention and Control of Deafness
C
Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram
D
Universal Immunization Program
Question 78
Name the steel maker giant that has received environment clearance from the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) for setting up a steel plant worth 52000 crore rupees in Odisha?   
A
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal of Japan
B
Gerdau of Brazil
C
Hyundai Steel of South Korea
D
POSCO of South Korea
Question 79
According to a report released by G B Pant Institute of Himalayan Ecology, the Gangotri glaciers are retreating. Gangotri glacier is located in which state?   
A
Jammu & Kashmir
B
Himachal Pradesh
C
Uttarakand
D
Assam
Question 80
Which country on 9 January 2014 invited Indian Institute Technology (IITs) to open its branch?   
A
Singapore
B
Japan
C
Malaysia
D
South Korea
Question 81
Union Government of India recently launched the Know India Programme to   
A
Increase awareness among school students about Indian society
B
Provide exposure to young persons of Oversea Indians origin about Indian society
C
It provide exposure to young persons in India about Indian society
D
(b) & (c)
Question 82
28th Federation Cup National Basketball Championship was won by    
A
ONGC
B
PSPB
C
IOC
D
Railways
Question 83
Which country won the gold in the men’s basketball in the Lusofonia Games 2014?   
A
Angola
B
Brazil
C
Mozambique
D
India
Question 84
Who has been appointed as the CMD of Shipping Corporation of India by the government as the post was vacant since December 2012?  
A
Arun Kumar Gupta
B
S Hajara
C
BK Mandal
D
Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum
Question 85
According to the recently released data by Reuters, India overtook Japan to become the third largest importer of  
A
Crude Oil
B
Military hardware
C
Edible Oils
D
All of the above
Question 86
Which Album has won the Best Album of the Year at the 56th Grammy Awards?  
A
Get Lucky
B
Random Access Memories
C
Royals
D
Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well
Question 87
In which stadium was the Hero Hockey World League Final held?   
A
Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi
B
Bell Centre, Montreal
C
Joe Louis Arena, Detroid
D
Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa
E
None of the above
Question 88
Reserve Bank of India on 20 January 2014 constituted an Expert Committee to Review Governance of Bank Boards in India. The expert committee will be chaired by?   
A
Urjit R. Patel
B
HR Khan
C
KC Chakrabarty
D
PJ Nayak
Question 89
Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj won the Marconi Society Prize 2014 for a technology development. Name the technology?   
A
Multiple Input Multiple Output antennas
B
Radio Common Carrier
C
Improved Mobile Telephone Service
D
None of the above
Question 90
The Union Aviation Ministry removed the chairperson of the Airports Authority of India on 24 January 2014. Name the person.   
A
Ashok Reddy
B
Arjun Paul
C
V P Agarwal
D
Alok Sinha
Question 91
The Union Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas launched LPG Connection Portability Scheme across the country on 22 January 2014. The Scheme covers   
A
600 districts
B
550 districts
C
480 districts
D
520 districts
Question 92
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently agreed to expand the amount of the Bilateral Swap Agreement (BSA) to   
A
15 billion dollars
B
35 billion dollars
C
50 billion dollars
D
75 billion dollars
Question 93
Who was the first Indian to become the Commander-in-Chief of Independent Indian Army?   
A
Satyawant Mallannah Shrinagesh
B
K M Cariappa
C
Pran Nath Thapar
D
Paramasiva Prabhakar Kumaramangalam
Question 94
Where is the World Bank headquartered and when it was established?   
A
Geneva and was established in 1946
B
Washington, DC and was established in 1944
C
London and was established in 1945
D
Singapore and was established in 1958
Question 95
US Scientists recently genetically engineered the Tulasi plant to produce a compound that is helpful in curing breast cancer. Name of the compound is   
A
Basil
B
Eugenol
C
Ocimum sanctum
D
Ocimum tenuiflorum
Question 96
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 15 January 2014 included two countries in the sensitive list under FEMA Act, 2000. The countries in question are   
A
Iran and China
B
Hong Kong and Macau
C
Syria and Sudan
D
Israel and Libya
Question 97
Who is the Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)?   
A
K Radhakrishnan
B
G Madhavan Nair
C
K Kasturirangan
D
U R Rao
Question 98
The former Supreme Court Judge, Justice A K Ganguly on 6 January 2014 resigned as the Chairman of which organisation following allegations of sexual harassment by a law intern.   
A
Rural Development
B
West Bengal Human Rights Commission
C
2G Spectrum Scam Committee
D
University of Calcutta
Question 99
India on 7 January 2014 launched the third phase of its housing project in Sri Lanka. The third phase of the housing project has been expanded to include as beneficiaries   
A
Indian origin Tamils settled in the central part of Sri Lanka as plantation laborers
B
Indian origin Tamils in all profession
C
Sri Lankans settled as the plantation labourers
D
Indians settled as washer profession
Question 100
Ministry of Environment and Forests on 10 January 2014 cleared the Tawang –II hydroelectricity project after a hiatus of one year. The Tawang- II HEP will be built on which river?   
A
River Brahmaputra
B
River Tawangchu
C
River Tsang Po
D
River Mandakni
Question 101
Who is the army chief of Egypt, who has been promoted to the rank of Field Marshal, the highest in the Egyptian military?  
A
Hussein Tamtawi
B
Fattah al-Sisi
C
Sedky Sobhy
D
Mulazim Thani
Question 102
Which three species of vultures that are critically endangered has declined by more than 97 percent since 1990s?  
A
Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture and Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
B
Oriental white-backed, Long-billed and Slender-billed vulture
C
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture, California condor and Andean Condor
D
King Vulture, Oriental white-backed and Long-billed
Question 103
Government of India on 31 January 2014 launched a portal in Britain on a famous personality of India with an aim to popularise about him among British Indian children. Name the personality  
A
Jawahar Lal Nehru
B
Subhash Chandra Bose
C
Mahatma Gandhi
D
Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Question 104
Which one of the following Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) has not joined hands to set up the World's largest solar power project in Rajasthan?  
A
Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam
B
Solar Energy Corporation of India
C
Bharat Heavy Electronics Limited
D
National Thermal Power Corporation
Question 105
Supreme Court (SC) of India on 20 January 2014 directed the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) to verify the authenticity of ST status of the Chief Minister of Meghalaya. Name the Chief Minister of Meghalaya?   
A
Donkupar Roy
B
Mukul Sangma
C
D.D. Lapang
D
J. D. Rymbai
Question 106
Government of India has granted the minority status to a community on 20 January 2014. Name the community?   
A
Jain
B
Sikh
C
Muslims
D
Buddhists
Question 107
Name the country that is likely to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) within the next three months?   
A
Syria
B
Iran
C
Iraq
D
Afghanistan
Question 108
Indian American Professor Rakesh Khurana on 23 January 2013 was appointed as the Dean of a College. Name the college?   
A
Harvard
B
Oxford
C
Cambridge
D
Times
Question 109
National Girl Child Day was observed across India by the Union Government on   
A
24 January
B
25 January
C
27 January
D
21 January
Question 110
The National Voters Day was celebrated on which day   
A
24 January
B
26 January
C
20 January
D
25 January
Question 111
NASA Mars Rover Opportunity found that Mars had life friendly fresh water once. The evidence of water was found on the crater   
A
Endeavour
B
Gale
C
Mount Olympus
D
Curiosity
Question 112
Which lake of India was recently given the status of Destination Flyways by the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)?   
A
Dal Lake
B
Chilka Lake
C
Wayanad Lake
D
Sambhar Lake
Question 113
Recently RBI issued new guidelines on loan restructuring of Non-banking Financial Companies (NBFCs). The guidelines were based on the recommendation of which Committee?   
A
Nachiket Mor Committee
B
Urijit Patel Committee
C
Bimal Jalan Committee
D
B Mahapatra Committee
Question 114
The Supreme Court of India on 13 January 2014 directed the Government of India to place the report of a Commission on illegal mining in Odisha and Jharkhand. Name the commission whose report has been asked to be presented?   
A
Vijay Kelkar Commission
B
Narendran Commission
C
Mukherjee Commission
D
Justice Shah Commission
Question 115
The Parliament of Europe has signed off new carbon dioxide restrictions for commercial vans on 14 January 2014 that will slash emissions by what percentage from 2020?   
A
15 percent
B
20 percent
C
26 percent
D
28 percent
Question 116
On which date the Army Day is observed in India?   
A
11 January
B
15 January
C
7 January
D
21 January
Question 117
The director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on 15 January 2014 announced to set-up a specialized unit to handle the cases related to sports fraud, fixing and illegal batting. Who is the director of CBI?   
A
Amar Pratap Singh
B
Ashwani Kumar
C
Vijay Shanker Tiwari
D
Ranjit Sinha
Question 118
Name the woman who has become the first woman in Afghanistan to be appointed as the police chief of the District One of Kabul province?   
A
Jamila Bayaz
B
Sheikh Haseena
C
Nur Sultana
D
Christina Mohamed Sultana
Question 119
Which place has the largest reservoir of polio cases in the world as per the recently released report of World Health Organisation (WHO)?   
A
Kabul
B
Peshawar
C
Sind
D
Congo
Question 120
Who has been elected as the President of Madagascar on 17 January 2014?   
A
Francois Rakotozafy
B
Robinson Jean Louis
C
Marc Ravalomanana
D
Hery Rajaonarimampianina
Question 121
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched two indigenous Glucose Monitoring Devices on 13 January 2014. The name of the devices are   
A
Suchek and QuickcheQ
B
Marak and Nirdeshak
C
Karan and Arjun
D
Madhumeh and DaiMadhu
Question 122
At the recently concluded Petrotech 2014 Conference, Sudan offered two oil and gas blocks Block 8 and Block 15 to which company?   
A
Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)
B
Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC)
C
Oil India Limited (OIL)
D
Reliance petroleum
Question 123
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently launched its heavy-duty rocket GSLV-D5 for placing a communication satellite into the orbit. Name the satellite that was carried by GSLV-D5?   
A
INSAT-3A
B
GSAT-5P
C
GSAT-14
D
GSAT-10
Question 124
Assam will launch its adult vaccination drive against Japanese Encephalitis from 22 February 2014. Japanese Encephalitis disease is caused by which virus?   
A
Herpesviridae
B
Bunyaviridae
C
Bunyaviridae
D
Flavivirus
Question 125
Name the tropical storm that struck the north-eastern coast of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka on 5 January 2013.   
A
Humberto
B
Ingrid
C
Jerry
D
One
Question 126
Who became the first male junior badminton player from India to be ranked top in the world?   
A
Aditya Joshi from Madhya Pradesh
B
Rakesh johar from Maharashtra
C
Deepak Thirkey from Jharkhand
D
Ramohar Manhani from Delhi
Question 127
Government of India on 6 January 2014 announced Jeevan Raksha Padak for 37 people for their meritorious act of human nature in saving human lives. Persons from which of the following state failed to receive the Padak?   
A
Jharkhand
B
Uttar Pradesh
C
Manipur
D
Kerala
Question 128
The world Famous Dhanu Yatra is a cultural festival of which place and state?   
A
Chandankyari, Jharkhand
B
Bargarh, Odisha
C
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
D
Solan, Himachal Pradesh
Question 129
Who has been appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Generali India Life Insurance?   
A
Arvind Mayaram
B
Santosh Hegde
C
JS Mathur
D
Munish Sharda
Question 130
Name the programme launched by United Nations and its humanitarian partners on 10 January 2014 to save millions of Syrian Children from losing generation amidst the civil war in the country.   
A
Champions of the Children of Syria
B
No Lost Generation initiative
C
Global Education First Initiative
D
Building a peaceful society through education
Question 131
The Supreme Court held that death sentence of a condemned prisoner can be commuted to life imprisonment on the ground of delay on the part of the government in deciding the mercy plea. It has commuted death sentence of how many death row inmates to life term?   
A
15
B
20
C
24
D
30
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