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Question 1
National Basketball Association (NBA) on 1 May 2014 banned Los Angeles Clippers owner for life and fined him 2.5 million dollars over an alleged racist remark on African-American spectators in the stand. Name the owner?
A
Michael Jordon
B
Donald Sterling
C
Bruce Levenson
D
Michael Gearon
Question 2
Name the person who was appointed as the Chairman of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal on 14 May 2014?
A
Justice NP Singh
B
Justice BS Chauhan
C
Justice Sudhir Narain
D
Justice HL Dattu
Question 3
Name the bank that was included in the second schedule of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Act, 1934 on 21 May 2014.
A
Neelachal Gramya Bank
B
Bharatiya Mahila Bank
C
Chikmagalur Kodagu Grameena Bank
D
Purvanchal Gramin Bank
Question 4
Fourteen new species of dancing frogs were discovered in the Western Ghats of southern India by the Indian scientists/biologists. What is the scientific name of dancing frogs?
A
Ophiophagus Hannah
B
Lacertilia
C
Micrixalidae
D
Testudines
Question 5
World Turtle Day is observed on
A
20 May
B
21 May
C
22 May
D
23 May
Question 6
The Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) was constituted by the Government of India with an aim to give its ruling on the water dispute regarding inter-state river Cauvery and the river valley thereof between two states. Name the two states for which the tribunal was constituted?
A
Tamil Nadu and Kerala
B
Karnataka and Kerala
C
Karnataka and Maharashtra
D
Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
Question 7
Justice Lodha succeeded Justice P. Sathasivam as the 41st Chief Justice of India. Name the person, who was the first Chief Justice of India?
A
Justice E.S. Venkataramiah
B
Justice Harilal Jekisundas Kania
C
Justice P.N. Bhagwati
D
Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah
Question 8
Constitutional Court of a country on 7 May 2014 ruled that the Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawartra must step down over abuse of power charges. Name the country whose court has given a decision of removal of the Prime Minister?
A
Vietnam
B
Malaysia
C
Philippines
D
Thailand
Question 9
Who is the President and CEO of the Nokia?
A
Satya Nadella
B
Rakesh Agrawal
C
S. D. Shibulal
D
Rajeev Suri
Question 10
Which of the following is not a nuclear-weapons-free Zones treaty?
A
Treaty of Tlatelolco
B
Treaty of Rarotonga
C
Treaty of Bangkok
D
Treaty of Switzerland
Question 11
Recently, Philippines and the United States signed a defence pact. The military agreement between both the countries will allow a bigger US military presence on Filipino territory. Check the correct statement in this regard:   1. The defence pact will be valid for 10 years.2.  Philippine defence minister Voltaire Gazmin and US ambassador Philip Goldberg signed the defence pact.3. The new agreement will not allow the reopening of US bases in the Philippines.  4. The agreement is seen as another element of Obama's effort to focus US military and economic attention more heavily on Asia.
A
1 and 2
B
1,2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
All are correct
Question 12
Name the cricketing great, who on 8 May 2014 quit from his post of Cricket Australia after being refused a pay rise?
A
Dennis Lillee
B
Grant Flower
C
Jow Dawes
D
Duncan Fletcher
Question 13
Name the former Chairman and Managing Director of Tata Steel known as the Grand Old Man of Steel, who died on 16 May 2014?
A
Russi Mody
B
Ratan Tata
C
JRD Tata
D
B. Muthuraman
Question 14
Who received the award in Performance in a Leading Role (Male)?
A
Shahrukh Khan- Chennai Express
B
Ranveer Singh - Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram
C
Farhan Akhtar - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
D
Dhanush - Raanjhanaa
Question 15
Name the Indian-American whose name was confirmed by US Senate as the federal judge in Illinois?
A
Vijay Gandhi
B
Ami Bera
C
Vijay K Nambiar
D
Manish Shah
Question 16
Which animal was recently named as the fastest land animal in the world? 
A
Cheetah
B
Southern California mite
C
Blue Wildebeest
D
Brown Hare
Question 17
Meghalaya High Court recently pronounced that a Bangladeshi national who came to the state prior to 24 March 1971 should be treated as Indians. Which of the following statement is/are the reasons cited by the court for the judgement? I. It might demographically alter the population of India threatening internal security II. The two countries have agreed that who should be allowed to stay and who should be deported back to Bangladesh III. Only because these refugees were born in India IV. None of the above
A
Only Statement IV is right
B
Only Statement II is right
C
Statements I and III is right
D
Statements II and III are right
Question 18
Name the F1 world champion who died recently and held the record of winning the Formula-1 in a car that was designed, built and driven by him and also carried his name?
A
Michael Schumacher
B
Graham Hill
C
Jackie Stewart
D
Jack Brabham
Question 19
Which museum of the world has launched an online database on World War-I on 11 May2014?
A
National Museum of India
B
Imperial War Museum of UK
C
National Gallery of Australia
D
National Museum of Germany
Question 20
The Supreme Court of India on 1 May 2014 reconstituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to monitor the probe into the black money case. To provide guidance and direction to the SIT in investigation of all cases of black money in the country and abroad, the Court has appointed a person as its Chairman. Name him?
A
Retired Judge Arijit Pasayat
B
Retired Judge MB Shah
C
Justice H L Dattu
D
Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai
Question 21
During the Russian President Vladimir Putin visit to China, China on 21 May 2014 signed with Russia a deal of 30 years to buy natural gas at the cost of
A
400 million US dollars
B
383 million US dollars
C
400 billion US dollars
D
543 billion US dollars
Question 22
Name the person who stepped down from his role as UN’s Messenger of Peace amid the reports of his engagement with a human Rights lawyer?
A
George Clooney
B
Tom Hanks
C
Will Smith
D
Bradley Cooper
Question 23
Spain on 22 May 2014 suspended bull fight festival after matadors got injured by bulls. What is the name of the bull fight festival that was suspended?
A
San Isidro Festival
B
Semana Santa Festival
C
Castellon de la Plana Festival
D
Feria de Magdalena Festival
Question 24
According to the US EIA’s annual Energy Outlook estimation, India will become -------- largest oil consumer of the World.
A
Fifth largest
B
First largest
C
Sixth largest
D
Third largest
Question 25
Recently about 205 coal miners were killed in a coal pit collapse at a place in Turkey. The pit collapsed at which place?
A
Anatolia
B
Ankara
C
Soma
D
Bursa
Question 26
Name the instant messaging app launched by Sistema Shyam Teleservices for feature phones.
A
MyBuddy
B
MBuddy
C
WeChat
D
WithU App
Question 27
Name the person who in April 2014 registered a FIR in Pakistan to prove innocence of the legendary freedom fighter, Bhagat Singh in the murder case of the Lahore SSP, John P Saunders in 1928?
A
Imtiaz Rashid Qureshi
B
Hemu Kalani
C
Amber Hussain
D
Craig Mundie
Question 28
Who won the National Geographic Bee award 2014 on 21 May 2014?
A
Akhil Rekulapelli
B
Ameya Mujumdar
C
Tuvya Bergson
D
Michael Majumdar
Question 29
UN on 12 May 2014 appointed a woman to head UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). With this appointment, the woman became the first-ever female to head a UN peacekeeping force in its entire history. Name her?
A
Kristin Lund of Norway
B
Rashida Manjoo of South Africa
C
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka of South Africa
D
Helen Clark of New Zealand
Question 30
Which sports personality was crowned as the World Snooker Player of the Year on 8 May 2014 in London?
A
Mark Selby
B
Ronnie O’Sullivan
C
Ding Junhui
D
John Astley
Question 31
Name the State Government that on 14 May 2014 signed an agreement with the TiE Silicon Valley as a part of state’s efforts to develop it an IT hub and attract US investment?
A
Karnataka
B
Andhra Pradesh
C
West Bengal
D
Odisha
Question 32
Name the footballer who was named as the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year at an award ceremony on 28 April 2014 in London.
A
Eden Hazard of Chelsea
B
Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United
C
Luis Suarez of Liverpool
D
Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea
Question 33
Who won the Women’s Italian Tennis Open 2014 for the third time on 18 May 2014?
A
Sara Irrani of Italy
B
Serena Williams of the US
C
Venus Williams of the US
D
Maria Sharapova of Russia
Question 34
Name the State which on 21 May 2014 scrapped its new Recruitment Policy, 2011 after the debacle in the 16th Lok Sabha election 2014?
A
Himachal Pradesh
B
Jammu and Kashmir
C
Assam
D
Maharashtra
Question 35
Recently Supreme Court gave a judgement that Candidates fighting elections can be disqualified if they fail to disclose information about assets and liabilities of even their spouse and dependent children. According to which Article of the Constitution of India, do the citizens have the right to know the information about candidate’s assets and liabilities?
A
Article 21
B
Article 30(a)
C
Article 19 (a)
D
Article 14
Question 36
What was the combined market cap of Indian Stock Market on 20 May 2014?
A
2 trillion US dollar
B
1 trillion US dollar
C
1.42 trillion US dollar
D
2.5 trillion US dollar
Question 37
Supreme Court of India on 29 April 2014 rule designated an authority person to record statement of rape victims within 24 hours instead of police officials. Name the authority?
A
Judicial Magistrate
B
Judge of a High Court
C
Collector of the District
D
None of the above
Question 38
India occupied which place of largest economy in the recent World Bank Report in terms of the Purchasing Power Parity?
A
Third largest Economy
B
Fourth Largest Economy
C
Fifth Largest Economy
D
Second largest Economy
Question 39
BCCI on 6 May 2014 indefinitely suspended a States Cricket Association within hours of appointment of former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi as the President of that Association.  Name the state whose cricket association has been suspended?
A
Punjab
B
Maharashtra
C
Rajasthan
D
Tamil Nadu
Question 40
What is the name of the tennis charity (fundraiser) event that was announced by the tennis player, who died due to Liver cancer on 4 May 2014?
A
Aerobathon
B
Rally for Bally
C
Blossom Charity Ball
D
John O’Groats to Land End Cycle
Question 41
Which Project on 21 May 2014 under Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) won the United Nations Public Service Award 2014?
A
Project Mobile Seva
B
Project Arrow
C
Project Sailor
D
None
Question 42
The Supreme Court of India on 29 April 2014 appointed a person as the third arbitrator to resolve the dispute between the Central government and Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on KG basin. The person would be the Chairman of the Arbitral Tribunal. Name the person?
A
S P Bharucha
B
V N Khare
C
James Spigelman
D
Michael Hudson McHugh
Question 43
Which film got the highest awards in different categories in the IIFA Awards 2014?
A
Chennai Express
B
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
C
Shaadi ke Sideeffects
D
Aashiqui 2
Question 44
Name the Indian veteran trap shooter who on 2 May 2014 jumped to the third spot in the world rankings. He achieved the rank after winning gold at the ISSF World Cup in Tucson, USA, in March 2014.
A
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
B
Abhinav Bindra
C
Heena Sindhu
D
Manavjit Singh Sandhu
Question 45
Sania and Cara Black of Zimbabwe together how many titles they won along with WTA Portugal Open 2014?
A
3 titles
B
5 titles
C
1 title
D
4 titles
Question 46
Name the country which recently launched two postage stamps to pay tribute to the 100 years of Indian cinema?
A
Russia
B
Brazil
C
United States of America
D
United Kingdom
Question 47
Name the State that on 14 May 2014 banned rat-hole mining and transportation of coal throughout the State to comply with the ex-parte interim order of National Green Tribunal?
A
Assam
B
Meghalaya
C
Jharkhand
D
Odisha
Question 48
The Obama administration on 5 May 2014 gave its approval to a country’s opposition to open its formal diplomatic mission in Washington. Name the country?
A
Syria
B
South Korea
C
Afghanistan
D
Bangladesh
Question 49
Air-to-Air missile Astra was successfully test fired from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet. Consider the following statements about Astra:  1. Astra is India's first Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Air-to-Air missile. It was designed and developed indigenously by the DRDO. 2. India becomes the fifth country to have BVR missile. 3. The 60-km plus range missile possesses high Single Shot Kill Probability (SSKP) which makes it highly reliable.4. Astra is an all-weather missile with active radar terminal guidance.Choose the correct statements:
A
1, 2 and 3
B
2,3 and 4
C
1, 2 and 4
D
All are correct
Question 50
Which party of South Africa won the national elections for the fifth time in a row on 9 May 2014?
A
Democratic Alliance
B
United Democratic Movement
C
National Freedom Party
D
African National Congress
Question 51
President of India on 20 May 2014 appointed Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister of India. He appointed Modi as the Prime Minister in accordance to which Article of Constitution of India?
A
Article 73 (1)
B
Article 75 (1)
C
Article 78 (a)
D
Article 79
Question 52
When was the World Migratory Bird Day 2014 observed across the world?
A
10 May 2014
B
10-11 May 2014
C
20 -21 May 2014
D
20 May 2014
Question 53
Who on 14 May 2014 won the Cricket Club of India (CCI) Classic Billiards and Snooker tournament?
A
Aditya Mehta
B
Devendra Joshi
C
Geet Sethi
D
Pankaj Advani
Question 54
Recently, Scientist found new Element named Ununseptium which is about to join the periodic table. What is the proton number of the new element?
A
118
B
117
C
119
D
120
Question 55
Who won the Men’s Italian Tennis Open 2014 for the third time on 18 May 2014?
A
Rafael Nadal of Spain
B
Roger Federer of Switzerland
C
Novak Djokovic of Serbia
D
Andy Murray of UK
Question 56
Which party emerged as the third largest party in the recently declared results of General Election 2014?
A
Indian National Congress
B
Bahujan Samaj Party
C
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)
D
Trinamool Congress
Question 57
Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana (MGPSY) was launched in a country in April 2014 in tie up of a leading Indian financial and health care service player. Name the country?
A
Kuwait
B
UAE
C
Saudi Arabia
D
Oman
Question 58
Archaeologists have discovered a granary with walls of mud-bricks during just-concluded excavation at a Harappan civilisation site. The excavation work was done from January to April 2014. Name the place where the granary was discovered?
A
Dholavira
B
Rakhigarhi
C
Lothal
D
Ganweriwala
Question 59
Which two companies of the World settled the long-running patent war over Smartphone on 16 May 2014?
A
Apple and Samsung
B
Apple and Google
C
Google and Samsung
D
Samsung and Sony Ericsson
Question 60
US Senate on 13 May 2014 confirmed the name of an Indian – American as the federal judge in Massachusetts. Name the person?
A
Indira Talwani
B
Nikki Haley
C
Kal Penn
D
Padma Lakshmi
Question 61
Who won the Asian Continental Chess Championship 2014?
A
Rustam Kasimdzhanov of Uzbekistan
B
Adhiban of India
C
Yu Yangyi of China
D
Abhijeet Gupta of India
Question 62
Bhasha Shahid Diwas or Language Martyrs Day was observed on 19 May 2014 in a North East State of India. Name the State?
A
Manipur
B
Assam
C
Meghalaya
D
Sikkim
Question 63
Name the person who on 18 May 2014 was sworn-in as the eighth Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh at the Raj Bhavan in Itanagar?
A
Nirbhay Sharma
B
Nabam Tuki
C
Gegong Apang
D
Mukut Mithi
Question 64
Supreme Court of India on 7 May 2014 banned use of bulls for Jallikattu (bull-fighting) events or bullock-cart races across the country terming that the rights guaranteed to the bulls under an Act could not be taken away or curtailed. Name the Act?
A
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act 1950
B
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act 1960
C
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act 1980
D
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act 1990
Question 65
Constitutional Bench Supreme Court of India on 6 May 2014 held that prior sanction is not required from the government to probe the senior bureaucrats on corruption charges. In its decision the Court highlighted an Article of Constitution of India that says Equality before the Law. Which Article highlights Equality before the law?
A
Article 10
B
Article 14
C
Article 18
D
Article 156
Question 66
Which State Government recently resumed Olive Ridley Conservation Programme after 25 years?
A
Andhra Pradesh
B
Odisha
C
Tamil Nadu
D
Maharashtra
Question 67
The US Green Building Council released the list of LEED outside United States, what is the rank of India?
A
Rank 3
B
Rank 5
C
Rank1
D
Rank7
Question 68
Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung on 13 May 2014 constituted a High Powered Committee to look into the pollution levels in national Capital and suggest the steps to reduce its levels in the city. Who will chair the committee?
A
Delhi Chief Secretary
B
Environment Secretary
C
Transport Commissioner
D
DPCC Additional Secretary
Question 69
Name the person who on 21 May 2014 was selected to head ONGC Videsh Ltd as the Managing Director by Public Enterprises Selection Board.
A
Vikas Tayal
B
Shashi Shanker
C
Dinesh K Sarraf
D
Narendra Kumar Verma
Question 70
The Committee to Review Governance of Boards of Banks in India on 13 May 2014 submitted its report to Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The Committee was headed by
A
P J Nayak
B
Bimal Jalan
C
Aditya Puri
D
C Rangarajan
Question 71
A new study Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2014 was released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on 11 May 2014. According to it, how many jobs were created by Renewable Energy in the year 2013?
A
8.5 million
B
7 million
C
6.5 million
D
6 million
Question 72
Name the person, who was appointed as the new national coach of the national team of Pakistan on 6 May 2014? He will join the national side of Pakistan as a coach in June 2014.
A
Javed Miandad
B
Intikhab Alam
C
Mushtaq Mohammad
D
Waqar Younis
Question 73
In India the period of the monsoon season strats and ends in the months of?
A
March to September
B
May to December
C
June to September
D
None of these
Question 74
The Tel Aviv District Court of Israel on 13 May 2014 sentenced former Prime Minister to six years in prison for corrupt practices in real estate projects. Name the prime minister?
A
David Ben-Gurion
B
Ariel Sharon
C
Benjamin Netanyahu
D
Ehud Olmert
Question 75
The Supreme Court quashed the law passed by Kerala Assembly on the Mullaperiyar dam named Kerala Irrigation and Water Conservation (Amendment) Act, 2006 and gave permission to raise the water level of the dam. The Mullaperiyar dam is in debate between two states Tamil Nadu and Kerala. When the Mullaperiyar dam Lease Agreement was signed?
A
1886
B
1947
C
1976
D
2008
Question 76
Which Business Group won the International Business of the Year award 2014 at the Asian Business Awards Midlands in Birmingham on 9 May 2014?
A
Caparo Group
B
Tata Group
C
Hinduja Group
D
Reliance Group
Question 77
Name the Indian who on 28 April 2014 won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for the year 2014 that is commonly called as the Green Nobel.
A
Helen Holden
B
Ramesh Agrawal
C
Rudi Putra
D
Suren Gazaryan
Question 78
Name the African country that will use India-made Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the countries Presidential Election, scheduled in November 2014
A
Namibia
B
Mauritius
C
Burundi
D
Nigeria
Question 79
Name the sports authority that on 29 April 2014 announced an increase of 10.8 percent in the total prize amount for the year?
A
International Cricket Association
B
Wimbledon
C
World Archery Federation
D
Federation International de Football Association
Question 80
Ukranian Government announced to build a 32000 tonnes arch over Chernobyl. What is the importance of this arch?
A
to protect the citizens of Ukraine from radioactive dust
B
to mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster
C
to make the site a heritage monument
D
None
Question 81
Name the Chief Minister of Bihar who took oath on 20 May 2014?
A
Nitish Kumar
B
Sharad Yadav
C
Jitan Ram Manjhi
D
Sushil Modi
Question 82
Name the city that on 1 May 2014 agreed to allow construction of a place of worship in form of a full-fledged Gurudwara in the city?
A
Johannesburg
B
Cape Town
C
Accra
D
Kisumu
Question 83
Who won the women’s doubles title at the WTA Portugal Open 2014 held in Portugal on 3 May 2014?
A
Eva Hrdinova of Cezech and Valeria Solovyeva of Russia
B
Sania Mirza of India and Cara Black of Zimbabwe
C
Vera Dushevina of Russia and Arantxa Parra Santonja of Spain
D
Hao-Ching Chan of Chinese Taipei and Liezel Huber of US
Question 84
President of India on 2 May 2014 conferred Gallantry Awards on 55 personnel for their distinguished service and bravery at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Who of the following is not the recipient of Kriti Chakras?
A
Bhupal Singh Chhantel Magar
B
Lohit Sonowal
C
Bhrigu Nandan Choudhary
D
Balwinder Singh
Question 85
What is the theme of the World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2014?
A
Save the Bird : Improve the Tourism
B
Migration and encourage Tourism
C
Conservation of Birds: Tourism
D
Destination Flyways: Migratory Birds and Tourism
Question 86
228 light-weight aircraft Nabhrathna was handed over to Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Which organization has developed Nabhratna?
A
Electronics and Radar Development Establishment
B
Armament Research & Development Establishment
C
Hindustan Aeronautical Limited
D
Aeronautical Development agency
Question 87
On what day World Press Freedom Day was observed annually?
A
30 April
B
1 May
C
3 May
D
5 May
Question 88
On 18 May 2014, President of India, Pranab Mukherjee dissolved the 15th Lok Sabha. The dissolution of Lok Sabha was done by the President in accordance with which Article of the Constitution of India?
A
Article 85 (1)(b)
B
Article 85 (2)(a)
C
Article 85 (1)
D
Article 85 (2)(b)
Question 89
China on 19 May 2014 set up a 1.6 billion dollars fund to revive an ancient maritime trade route going through India. In this context, which Indian city does fall on map of ancient maritime silk trade route?
A
Mumbai
B
Vishakhapatnam
C
Kolkata
D
Kochi
Question 90
Recently European Court asked which search engine to amend some of its search results at the request of ordinary people when they show links to outdated, irrelevant information?
A
Google search engine
B
Netscape Navigator
C
Yahoo
D
Internet Explorer
Question 91
Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha was sworn-in as the 41st Chief Justice of India as the successor of?
A
Justice P. Sathasivam
B
Justice Altamas Kabir
C
S.H. Kapadia
D
K.G. Balakrishnan
Question 92
Name the founder of Leela Group of Hotels, who died on 17 May 2014 in Mumbai at the age of 91.
A
Captain Krishna Nair
B
Captain G Gopinath
C
N Krishna Moorthy
D
Vikas Seth
Question 93
Polo, the only Gorilla in Indian Zoo died on 26 April 2014 in Mysore Zoo due to respiratory infection and age related ailments after being treated for about a month. This gorilla was gifted to the Mysore zoo by?
A
Congo’s Gorilla Kingdom
B
Georgia’s Atlanta Zoo
C
Africa’s Westland Lowland Gorilla Zoo
D
Ireland’s Dublin Zoo
Question 94
Name the former British tennis player, who died on 4 May 2014 due to liver cancer at the age of 30.
A
Elena Baltacha
B
Bill Allen
C
Andrzej Grubba
D
Henner Henkel
Question 95
Competition Appellate Tribunal (Compat) on 19 May 2014 upheld a penalty of 630 crore rupees imposed on a company. Name the company.
A
DLF
B
Ambrapali
C
Corpxcel
D
Antilia
Question 96
Name the country that on 14 May 2014 announced its decision to abolish its controversial sponsorship system for foreign workers?
A
Algeria
B
Yemen
C
Kuwait
D
Qatar
Question 97
The Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) was constituted by the Government of India in which year?
A
1990
B
1998
C
2005
D
2010
Question 98
Who has been appointed as the new chief minister of Odisha on 21 May 2014?
A
Naveen Patnaik
B
Janaki Ballabh Patnaik
C
Surendra Mohanty
D
Satchidananda Dalal
Question 99
Name the two gases those were added in the list of prohibited substances of WADA on 18 May 2014?
A
Xenon and Nitrogen Gases
B
Argon and Silicate Gases
C
Xenon and Argon Gases
D
Silicate and Nitrogen Gases
Question 100
What is RuPay? Consider the following statements:1. An  Indigenous Card payment System2. RuPay is the coinage of two terms Rupee and Payment3. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCL) developed the Rupay platform4. Rupay is the seventh card payment system in the worldChoose the correct Statements:
A
1, 2 and 3
B
2,3 and 4
C
1, 2 and 4
D
All are correct
Question 101
Name the company that on 26 April 2014 completed the acquisition of Nokia’s mobile handset business?
A
Microsoft based in the US
B
Oracle based in the US
C
Adobe Systems based in the US
D
SAP based in Germany
Question 102
The heritage site Rani ki Vav (The Queen's Stepwell) of India will be digitally recreated in Scotland, United Kingdom as part of the project called The Scottish Ten. Where is Rani ki Vav located?
A
Maharashtra
B
Punjab
C
Rajasthan
D
Gujarat
Question 103
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh submitted his resignation to the President of India on 17 May 2014. In this context, who was the longest serving Prime Minister of India?
A
Indira Gandhi
B
Jawahar Lal Nehru
C
Manmohan Singh
D
Gulzari Lal Nanda
Question 104
Name the High Court which recently in its historic judgement said that the nationals of Bangladesh, who settled in the state before 24 March 1971 should be treated as Indians and they should be enrolled in the voters list
A
Meghalaya High Court
B
Manipur High Court
C
Guwahati High Court
D
Kolkata High Court
Question 105
Name the organization that observed World Turtle Day for the first time
A
Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia
B
Sea Turtle
C
Marinerio
D
American Tortoise Rescue
Question 106
Which country on 25 May 2014 has become the top source of FDI into India?
A
Mauritius
B
Singapore
C
USA
D
France
Question 107
The Supreme Court of India on 7 May 2014 quashed the law passed by Kerala Assembly on the Mullaperiyar dam and ruled that the water level of the dam can be raised. As per the decision of SC the water can be raised to what level?
A
132 feet
B
136 feet
C
140 feet
D
142 feet
Question 108
Two postage stamps were released in Brasilia to observe the completion of 100 years of Indian cinema. Name the Indian graphic designer who designed the postage stamps?
A
Anand Jyothi
B
Ashok Tomar
C
Satya Raj
D
Carina Bini Palackapilly
Question 109
Name the organisation/Institute that on 5 May 2014 in its release termed that by the end of 2014 the world will have about 3 billion internet users – two-thirds of them will be from the developing world – with mobile-broadband penetration approaching 32 percent.
A
United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
B
WikiLeaks
C
UK’s National Pupil Database (NPD)
D
Google
Question 110
Who won the Presidential elections of Ukraine held on 25 May 2014?
A
Petro Poroshenko
B
Yulia Tymoshenko
C
Viktor Yanukovych
D
Robert Viktor
Question 111
Consider the following statements with respect to Akash missile.1. Akash is a medium range surface-to-air anti-aircraft defence system2. Missile has a strike range of 25 km3. It was developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Correct statements are:
A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
All are correct
Question 112
Name the Indian who featured on the cover page of the business magazine Forbes Middle East’s Top Indian Leaders in Arab World 2014 issue?
A
Bollywood actor Amir Khan
B
Infosys CEO Narayan Murthy
C
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan
D
Cricketer Sachin
Question 113
Name the person who on 4 May 2014 won the Munich ATP tournament?
A
Fabio Fognini of Italy
B
Martin Kilzan of Slovakia
C
Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany
D
Tommy Haas of Florida
Question 114
Name the country, where its army on 19 May 2014 declared martial law amid political crisis to preserve law and order in the country
A
Malaysia
B
Thailand
C
Syria
D
Vietnam
Question 115
Coca-Cola announced to remove an inflammated ingredient from its cold drinks. What is the name of the ingredient?
A
acetate isobutyrate
B
Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO)
C
glycerol ester
D
Sucrose rosin
Question 116
Which of the following statements regarding the Sponsorship system for foreign workers is/are right?  I. This system mandates that the expatriates must be sponsored by a local employer to get a permit II. This system is also known as Kafala systemIII. The system doesn’t require employer’s consent before leaving the country as is prevalent at presentIV. None of these
A
Statement I and II are right
B
Statement I, II and III is right
C
Statement IV is only right
D
Only Statement II is right
Question 117
The International agency of France on 22 May 2014 extended Line of Credit (LoC) of 100 million euro to Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA) for utilizing the financing of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency projects in India. Name the agency?
A
Renewable Energy Agency of France
B
French Agency for Development
C
Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund
D
None of these
Question 118
Anandiben Patel, who was sworn-in as the first woman and overall 15th Chief Minister of Gujarat on 22 May 2014 as the successor of Narendra Modi was serving Gujarat on which portfolio under the Narendra Modi government?
A
Revenue
B
Agriculture
C
Energy and Petrochemicals
D
Forest and Environment
Question 119
Who won the presidential election of Panama recently?
A
Ricardo Martinelli
B
Juan Carlos Navarro
C
Juan Carlos Varela
D
Voltaire Goldberg
Question 120
Name the Oscar winning documentary film-maker who made Searching for Sugar Man who died recently at the age of 36
A
Robert Richardson
B
Malik Bendjelloul
C
Octavia Spencer
D
None of the above
Question 121
Name the recipient of the 2014 Canada India Foundation Chachalani Global Indian Award?
A
Deepak
B
Ratan Tata
C
NR Narayana Murthy
D
Sam Pitroda
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