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Current Affairs March 2014
Recently retired Supreme Court Judge K T Thomas and Senior Advocate Fali Nariman refused to be the part of Lokpal Committee Search panel appointed by the Lokpal Selection Committee headed by Prime Minister. In this context, who is/are not the part of Lokpal Selection Committee? I. Leader of the Opposition II. Retired Chief Justice of a High Court III. Rajya Sabha Speaker IV. Lok Sabha Speaker V. An eminent jurist appointed by the President Select the correct code
I, II, III and IV
I, II, IV and V
I, IV and V
I, III and IV
Recently where was the Universal Mobile Device Charger Law introduced to make use of common charger?
The second update of the Annual Health Survey was released on 6 March 2014. In this context, consider the following statement. I. The Annual Health Survey was conducted in all the 284 districts in eight Empowered Action Group (EAG) States. II. EAG States includes Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Rajasthan. III. Crude Birth Rate (CBR) in urban areas districts is generally higher than that in rural areas. IV. Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) is minimum at 19 in Rudraprayag in Uttarkhand while in Shrawasti in Uttar Pradesh it was maximum at 103. Select the correct code
I, II and IV
II, III and IV
I, III and IV
All of the above
Name the person who died recently was famous for writing a book on US President Richard Nixon titled Selling of the President 1968 a) Amartya Sen b) Stephens King c) James Joyce d) Joe McGinniss
Which country won the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2014 held in March 2014?
SEBI announced to release FATCA compliance norms in the fiscal year 2014-15. FATCA stands for?
Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act
Foreign Act of Tax Compliance account
Foreign Asset Tax Compliance Act
None of these
Who won the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2014?
Indian architect Eugene Pandala
Japanese architect Shigeru Ban
Philippines architect Albert Zambrano
US architect Michael Middleton Dwyer
Who was appointed as the new Revenue Secretary on 25 March 2014?
None of the above
She is the first Woman Director of National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO). Name the woman a) Soma Mondal b) Sabyasachi Bhatacharjee c) Swati Agarwal d) Chanda Kochhar
To which country India has pledged to provide an assistance of 4500 crore rupees to implement its 11th Five Year Plan? a) Nepal b) Bhutan c) Afghanistan d) Sri Lanka
He was the former Union Home Secretary who recently resigned from the post of Chairman of Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX-SX). Name the person a) Thomas Mathew b) K Subramanyam c) G K Pillai d) Jignesh Shah
Indian Journalists’ Association (IJA) in London was set up in?
Name the person, who on 20 March 2014 was unanimously elected as the first women President of Indian Journalists’ Association (IJA) in London.
Which two States of India on 12 March 2014 became the first States to be issued with Plastic Photo Identity Card for elections in India? a) Haryana & Punjab b) Bihar & Jharkhand c) Tamil Nadu & Kerala d) Assam & Nagaland
Name the Deputy Governor of RBI, who resigned from the post on 20 March 2014?
S. L. N. Simha
Which pharmaceutical company joined the list of other Indian pharmaceutical companies against whom import alert has been issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for non-compliance of good manufacturing practice? a) Wockhardt b) Sun Pharmaceuticals c) Ranbaxy d) Cipla
16th Asian Youth Weightlifting Championship was held in
Seoul, South Korea
Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) recently announced to provide Universal Account Number to PF account holders from
1 September 2016
1 October 2014
1 March 2015
1 March 2015
Which among the following Indians were not listed in the Young Global Leaders list 2014 released on 11 March 2014? a) Nandini Piramal b) Farhan Akhtar c) Sachin Bansal d) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Name the Insurance company which was in news due to registration of preliminary investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against the company for alleged fraud into four government schemes? a) Star Health Insurance b) ICICI Lombard c) Bajaj Allainz d) PNB Metlife
The 86th Annual Academy Oscar Awards 2014 was announced on 2 March 2014. Which film was awarded the best picture award?
The Great Gatsby
12 Years A Slave
Dallas Buyers Club
Name the South African cricketer, who on 4 March 2014 announced his retirement from international cricket
Mortal remains of about 282 Indian soldiers of 1857 mutiny were exhumed (dug out) on 2 March 2014 from the well at?
Nankana Sahib in Faisalabad
Ajnala in Amritsar
Faridabad in Haryana
Barrackpur in Uttar Pradesh
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently extended the timeline for full implementation of Basel III norms by
Who got the G D Birla award for the year 2013?
Nagendra Kumar Singh, agricultural scientist
Rajesh Gopakumar, Physicist
Shivram Baburao Bhoje, nuclear scientist
Thanu theoretical physicist and Cosmologist
International Hockey Federation (FIH) on 20 March 2014 introduced a new format of 60-minute game in Hockey, comprising of four 15-minute quarters each. Name the president of FIH?
Israeli Diplomats launched an open ended strike worldwide to mark the protest with the Israel Government. What was the issue?
Over pay dispute
Over disciplinary system
Over immunity rights
None of the above
Which prestigious institute of India on 13 March 2014 has developed first ever cloud based open-source Web-GIS tool to estimate the rooftop solar power potential for Indian cities? a) Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur b) The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) c) Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore d) National Institute of Technology, Jaipur
Which company announced on 12 March 2014 to provide pollution compensation for its worker in China? a) Samsung b) Apple c) Panasonic d) Toyota
The strategic India-US Energy Dialogue was held from 5 - 11 March 2014 in a) Washington b) New York c) New Delhi d) Mumbai
Name the country that recently approved a new election law allowing multiple candidates to run for the post of President? a) Ukraine b) Syria c) Germany d) Brazil
A country on 23 March 2014 shot down Syrian military jet on violation of its airspace. Name the country?
Name the person, who has been appointed as the Governor of Kerala
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on 3 March 2014 accorded a sports body with the status of a National Sports Federation (NSF) for governing the sport (both men and women) in India. Name the sports body?
Indian Federation of Hockey
Indian Hockey Federation
None of the above
Who won the Gold medal in the Men's rifle event of the 7th Asian Air Gun Championship held on 10 March 2014? a) Chain Singh b) Quin Cong c) Liu Zhinguo d) Gagan Narang
Indian Ordinance factory recently launched a light-weight revolver designed especially for women to defend themselves from assault. Name it?
Save the women
An anti-dam march of 2400km was organised over the demand to cancel Myitsone dam. Where is the dam located?
Which State won the men's title at the recently concluded 64th National Basketball Championship?
Forest Department and the International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) recently captured and relocated seventh of the stranded Gibbon families in Dello village to Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary. Name the species of these Gibbons
Northern White Cheeked Gibbon
According to the data released by RBI on 5 March 2014, Current Account Deficit (CAD) as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) declined to its lowest in past eight years. The CAD as a percentage of GDP at present is at
Name the only Parsi Community cricketer of Pakistan who died on 24 March 2014 in Karachi?
Name the person who recently won the singles title of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship?
Assam government’s plan to trim down the horns of rhino’s to save their life from the poachers, is based on which plan?
Name the World Longest aircraft which was unveiled at Cardington in Bedfordshire, Britain recently? a) HAV304 b) Airbus A380 c) Antonov An-225 d) Boeing 747-8
Which State won the women's title at the recently concluded 64th National Basketball Championship?
Name the research report published by anti-poverty charity Oxfam that in its analysis has said that the divide between the rich and poor in the United Kingdom has widened?
A Tale of Two Britains
Britain of Rich and Poor
Tale of Rich and Poor in Britain
None of the above
Which private airline of India signed a deal with Boeing worth 4.4 billion dollars to buy 42 Next Generation 737 MAX8 aircraft by 2018? a) IndiGo b) Kingfisher Airlines c) Spice Jet d) Go Airways
Who won the International Women of Courage Award given by the US Secretary of State?
India at Risk is a book written by
Y V Reddy
Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia on 17 March 2014 signed a decree that recognise a state as a sovereign state. Name the state for which the decree was signed?
Which of the following is the World largest TV unveiled recently?
Which city of Haryana has the maximum number of first time voters who will voting in the Lok Sabha Elections 2014? a) Faridabad b) Gurgaon c) Jind d) Hissar
European Union on 6 March 2014 froze the assets of Viktor Yanukovych, the ousted Ukrainian leader and other 17 former ministers, businessmen and security chiefs. This decision was taken by the leaders of European Union during an emergency meeting held in?
Which state was the first to make all election booths to display No Smoking Areas in the Lok Sabha 2014 elections?
Jammu and Kashmir
Where Ebola Virus, which causes viral haemorrhagic fever, was detected in the last week of March 2014?
Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India in the last week of March 2014 conferred Gallantry and Distinguished Service Awards. How many armed personnel have been awarded with Kriti Chakras?
Who won the doubles title of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship?
Rohan Bopanna and Aihsan ul Haq Qureshi
Daniel Nestor and N. Zimonjic
Bautista Agut and Istomin
Tomasz Bednarek and Lukas Dlouhy
7th Asian Air Gun Championship was held in March 2014 in a) Pune b) Kuwait c) Seoul d) Tokyo
When is World Water Day Celebrated annually?
The Union Health Ministry on 4 March 2014 issued new guidelines for treating rape victims and has asked all the hospitals to set up a designated room for forensic and medical examination of victims. These guidelines have been formulated on the recommendation of a committee chaired by
Dr ME Khan
Dr VM Katoch
None of the above
India, Sri Lanka and Maldives on 6 March 2014 held national security advisor-level meeting on maritime security cooperation in
Who won the Men’s single of Malaysia Grand Prix Gold 2014 held in Pasir Gudang on 30 March 2014?
World Dentist Day is observed on?
India Aviation 2014 was held in a) Bangalore b) Hyderabad c) Pune d) New Delhi
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 3 March 2014 extended the date for exchange of the pre-2005 banknotes from 31 March 2014 to
31 December 2014
1 August 2014
1 January 2015
31 March 2015
Which country is the second largest importer of the arm in the world according to new data released by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on 17 March 2014?
Which country has planned to lease Himalayas to private companies to boost tourism? a) India b) Nepal c) Bhutan d) China
Which Maharatna PSU announced to build 30000 crore rupees refinery at Mundra in Gujarat?
Indian Oil Corporation
Coal India Limited
Google signed a deal with which company to design, develop and distribute Google Glass?
Who has been appointed as the interim President of BCCI to look after the IPL-7 following a decision of the Supreme Court on 28 March 2014?
In which country Smog insurance was introduced to tackle air pollution?
Which Municipal Corporation of India launched a new health scheme called Stri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana for women on 6 March 2014?
North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC)
Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC)
Brinhan Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)
Kolkota Municipal Corporation (KMC)
Which cricketer has been voted as the Cricketer of the Generation on 14 March 2014 by a 50-member jury of ESPNcricinfo? a) Virender Sehwag b) Ricky Ponting c) Brian Lara d) Sachin Tendulkar
Who is the Author of the Book the Sahara Testaments?
World Kidney Day was observed on a) 14 March b) 13 March c) 16 March d) 11 March
Recently, Union Health Ministry revoked a ban on Painkiller after the recommendation of Drugs Technical Advisory Board. What is the name of the painkiller?
Name the Indian film that on 18 March 2014 won the audience choice award in North Carolina film festival?
Ekhon Nedekha Nadir Xipaare
Gangs of Wassepur
None of the above
Which country's Supreme Court has sacked its Chief Election Commissioner Fuwad Thowfeek for contempt of court? a) Mauritius b) Iran c) Maldives d) Pakistan
Who received the Life-Time Achievement Award of the National Photography Awards 2014?
Young Global Leaders list 2014 was recently released on 11 March 2014. This list was released by which organisation? a) World Economic Forum b) World Bank c) Oxfam International d) Forbes
Name the winner of the inaugural Tata T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship at Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida
Wipro Limited and an Indian company on 20 March 2014 emerged as the only Indian entities in the 2014 list of World's Most Ethical Companies. Name the second company?
Saraswati Samman is an annual award and is given in recognition of outstanding prose or poetry literary works in Indian languages that are listed in Schedule VII of the constitution of India. The award is given by which institution?
National Integrity Cultural Academy
K. K. Birla Foundation
Which Maharatna PSU introduced Voluntary retirement Scheme for female Workers?
Coal India Limited
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
Steel Authority of India
Who is the brand Ambassador of Earth Hour 2014?
Which Indian Pharmaceutical company won the patent case against Israeli firm Teva on 3 March 2014 for launching the generic version of multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone in USA?
NCDEX launched the future contract in which Agricultural Product in the last week of March 2014?
Name the declaration under which Russia was suspended from Group of 8 countries (G-8) over its annexation of Crimea peninsula
The Hague declaration
Declaration of suspension
The reason for the decline in Current Account Deficit (CAD) of India in the Third Quarter (October -December) of 2013-14 is/are I. Curbs on import in general II. Curbs on import of gold III. Increase in Exports IV. Depreciation of Rupee against Dollar Select the correct code
I, II and III
II, III and IV
I, III and IV
All of the above
Book entitled The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014 has been written by
None of the above
Who has been appointed as the first Secretary General of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) on 4 March 2014?
1st Asian Grand Prix Archery Championships was held in? a) Bangkok b) China c) Brazil d) France
Name the virus detected by Cert-In recently which affects the Android based smart phones?
Malaysian Airlines flight that vanished from the radar screens over the South China Sea was coded as? a) MH 777-200ER b) MH370 c) MA377 d) MA370
Which country on 11 March 2014 announced to hold a refrendum on changing the National Flag? a) Australia b) New Zealand c) Syria d) Switzerland
World Sparrow Day is celebrated annually?
Union Defence Ministry on 3 March 2014 ordered a CBI investigation into the purchase of jet fighter engines from a British firm. Name the firm?
Direction des Constructions Navales (DCNS)
Who won the men's singles title of BNP Paribas Tennis Open on 16 March 2014? a) Rafael Nadal b) Novak Djokovic c) Roger Federer d) Andy Murray
Egyptian Court sentenced to death to how many supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi?
A national campaign on dengue was launched on 11 March 2014. What is the name of the campaign? a) Prevent Dengue b) Read, Practice, and Prevent Dengue c) U & Me Against Dengue d) Dengue Awareness
Recently, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy signed a MoU to channelise subsidy for solar energy usage with which Bank?
National Housing Bank
Santosh Trophy 2014 of football was won by? a) Manipur b) Mizoram c) Railways d) West Bengal
When was Earth Hour Observed in 2014?
Indian-American scientist Anil Jain on 6 March 2014 developed the first 3D model of a human fingerprint called
Sheila Dikshit has been appointed as a governor of a state. Name the state? a) Tamil Nadu b) Andhra Pradesh c) Kerala d) Pondicherry
Recently Indian Navy successfully completed its one of the largest war drills spread over Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal region. Name the drill?
Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise (TROPEX)
2014 KOMODO multilateral joint exercise
Who won the best supporting actress award at the 86th Oscar Academy Awards held in Los Angeles?
Who has topped the 28th Annual World Billionaires list of Forbes released on 3 March 2014?
Carlos Slim Helu
Union Finance Ministry and Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on 11 March 2014 jointly finalized the norms of investment for setting up Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSE) - Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). In this context which is/are not one of the features of CPSE-ETF? a) Individual investors can invest for CPSE-ETF in between 5 thousand rupees to 10 lakh rupees. b) CPSE- ETF is an open-ended fund and the units would have a face value of Rs.10 per unit. c) Goldman Sachs is acting as the asset management company for the ETF. d) None of the above
Govind Mishra has been selected for the Saraswati honour for the year 2013 for which book?
Dhool Paudho Par
Wo Apna Cehra
The Writings on the Sand
Lal Peeli Zameen
Which one of the following Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) is not included in the CPSE - Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)? a) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) b) Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) c) Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) d) Container Corporation of India Ltd (CCIL)
SEBI on 19 March 2014 inaugurated its local office at?
Name the 13-year old Indian-American student who won the National Spelling Bee Competition of the US held at Kansas City Public Library, Missouri? a) Sophia Hoffman b) Kush Sharma c) Arvind Mahankali d) Ila Sinha
Govind Mishra is the second Hindi author to be selected for the Sarawati Award. Name the first person to be selected for the award and when?
Harivansh Rai Bachchan in 1991
Subhadra Kumari Chauhan in 1948
Maithili Sharan Gupt in 1964
Mahadevi Varma in 1987
Which team won the team title in the inaugural Tata T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship at Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida?
Technologies Motor Sports
Name the Indian film that was screened at seventh Asian film festival in March 2014?
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Gangs of Wasepur
Are we Being Human, Lakshmi
Union Cabinet on 2 March 2014 cleared the Ordinance for reservation for which community under the central list of OBC category in nine northern states?
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