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Question 1
Name the South Africa's football captain and goalkeeper who died on 26 October 2014 after being shot in Vosloorus, south of Johannesburg?
A
Mbulaeni Mulaudzi 
B
Phindile Mwelase
C
Senzo Meyiwa 
D
None of the above
Question 2
Name the person, who was sworn-in as the tenth Chief Minister of Haryana?
A
Vikram Singh Thekedar 
B
Krishan Kumar Bedi
C
Manohar Lal Khattar 
D
Ram Bilas Sharma
Question 3
Name the winner of doubles title of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore?
A
Peng Shuai and Hsieh Su-Wei
B
Venus Williams and Serna Williams 
C
Cara Black and Peng Shuai
D
Sania Mirza and Cara Black 
Question 4
Name the person who was re-elected as Brazilian President for the second term in the last week of October 2014?
A
Ricardo Amaral
B
Aecio Neves
C
Lula da Silva 
D
Dilma Rousseff 
Question 5
To pay homage to war heroes, the 68th Infantry Day was observed across India on?
A
27 October 2014 
B
26 October 2014 
C
25 September 2014
D
17 August 2014
Question 6
Name the person who has been named as a Soviet Spy by Declassified files of National Archives released on 28 October 2014?
A
CN Dhar
B
ACN Nambiar 
C
Subash Chandra Bose
D
Jawaharlal Nehru
Question 7
Name the Japanese Telecom giant that on 27 October 2014 pledged to make an investment of 10 billion US dollars (over 60000 crore rupees) in India's IT and communications sector in coming years?
A
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone
B
Osaka Denwa
C
Jaleco 
D
SoftBank 
Question 8
Name the organisation that released the Global Gender Gap Report 2014 in the last week of October 2014
A
WEF 
B
UNICEF 
C
WHO
D
UNESCO
Question 9
What is the rank of India in the recently released Global Gender Gap Report 2014?
A
116
B
115 
C
113
D
114 
Question 10
Former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh was in news recently for which of the following reason?
A
He was inducted into Don Bradman Hall of Fame 
B
He has been appointed as Cricket Coach of England
C
He has entered Australian politics 
D
None of the above
Question 11
Recently, Finance ministers and tax chiefs from fifty-one countries signed an agreement to automatically swap tax information to boost efforts to crackdown on tax evasion. The agreement was developed by?
A
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
B
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development 
C
Economic Policy Research Institute
D
World Resources Institute
Question 12
Who among the following won the 2014 World’s Children Prize?
A
Kailash Satyarthi
B
Malala Yousafzai 
C
Indira Ranamagar 
D
John Wood
Question 13
Name the country or state that on 30 October 2014 banned its government officials from higher studies in mainland China for national security reasons?
A
Taiwan 
B
Tibet
C
Hongkong
D
Pakistan
Question 14
The foundation stone of the Statue of Unity - the world's tallest statue – was laid down recently in which state/union territory
A
Gujarat
B
Maharashtra 
C
Delhi
D
Sikkim
Question 15
Name the person who was appointed as the new chief secretary of Gujarat on 30 October 2014?
A
DJ Pandian 
B
Dr Varesh Sinha
C
S K Nanda 
D
None of the above
Question 16
Union Government on 30 October 2014 announced to give compensation to the kin of 3325 people who were killed during the anti-Sikh riots in 1984. What is the compensation amount?
A
3 lakh rupees
B
5 lakh rupees 
C
7 lakh rupees
D
10 lakh rupees
Question 17
Warren M Anderson, the former Chairman of Union Carbide Corporation who died recently was famous in India for?
A
He was the main accused of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy 
B
He was one of the most important human rights activists of India 
C
He was one of the Italian marines, who are accused for killing fishers
D
None of the above
Question 18
Which on 30 October 2014 became the first European Union country to recognise the State of Palestine?
A
Hungary
B
Iceland
C
Poland 
D
Sweden 
Question 19
Which country recently decided to become the partner to the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor Summit scheduled to be held in 2015?
A
The United Kingdom
B
The United States of America 
C
Japan
D
Italy
Question 20
Name the rocket of the NASA that exploded just seconds after its launch from Wallop island site of Virginia, US on 28 October 2014.
A
Antares 
B
Orbital
C
Virgin Spaceship 
D
Soyuz
Question 21
Which country on 28 October 2014 became the first developed country to ban tourists from Ebola-hit countries of West Africa?
A
The USA
B
Ireland 
C
Australia 
D
France
Question 22
What is the rank of India in Doing Business Report 2015 published by World Bank on 29 October 2014?
A
143
B
142 
C
141 
D
140
Question 23
Name the country which successfully defended its Sultan of Johor Cup (SOJC) Under-21 Hockey title at Taman Daya Hockey Stadium, Johor Bohru, Malaysia?
A
India 
B
Great Britain
C
New Zealand
D
Malaysia
Question 24
The first border haat (market) facility on zero line on the Indo-Bangladesh international border in Tripura was inaugurated on 20 October 2014. The facility was opened at?
A
Rangpur-Dhaka border 
B
Khulna-Rajshahi border
C
Sylhet-Chittagong border
D
Srinagar-Ramgarh border 
Question 25
Name the Indian men’s hockey team main coach who resigned from his post because of a pay dispute with the Sports Authority of India (SAI)?
A
Terry Walsh 
B
Michael Nobbs 
C
Richard Allen
D
Peter Fernandes
Question 26
Which Country will host 18th SAARC Summit in November 2014?
A
China
B
India
C
Nepal 
D
Bhutan
Question 27
Name the player who won the IBSF World Billiards Championship on 30 October 2014.
A
Ashok Mehta
B
Geet Sethi
C
Pankaj Advani 
D
Mike Russell
Question 28
All India Radio recently launched its SMS services in 4 more Indian languages. Which one of the following is not one of them?
A
Gujarati
B
Tamil 
C
Malayalam
D
Maithili 
Question 29
Which country recently became the largest economy in the world in terms of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)?
A
USA
B
Germany
C
India 
D
China 
Question 30
Name the country of African continent which came under Emergency Rule recently.
A
Syria
B
Burkina Faso 
C
Botswana
D
Tunisia
Question 31
Which of the following Novels is not authored by Chetan Bhagat?
A
Five Point Someone
B
Half Girlfriend 
C
Gone Girl 
D
2 States
Question 32
Name the noted freedom fighter who worked for Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose died on 23 October 2014 after prolonged illness in Almora, Uttarakhand.
A
Turaga Janaki Rani 
B
Jagdish Sharan Pande 
C
Kapil Krishna Thakur
D
Madhav Vittal Kamath
Question 33
Name the tropical storm that struck Mexico on 19 October 2014?
A
Vongfong
B
Trudy 
C
Odile
D
Nilofar
Question 34
Indo-Bangladesh Joint Rafting Expedition was conducted on which River in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh?
A
Siyom 
B
Dibang 
C
Kameng
D
Subansiri
Question 35
Who among the following names was ranked at the first position in the winners list of 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge?
A
Jai Kumar
B
Katherine Wu 
C
Sahil Doshi 
D
Christopher Isozaki
Question 36
Name the person who on 24 October 2014 broke the world altitude record for highest free-fall parachute jump?
A
Austrian Felix Baumgartner
B
Alan Eustace 
C
Masayoshi son 
D
Larry Page
Question 37
Union Government on 21 October 2014 ordered merger of the scam-hit firm, National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL) with its holding company Financial Technologies India Ltd (FTIL). The merger was done in accordance with which section of the Companies Act?
A
Section 400
B
Section 396 
C
Section 249
D
Section 25
Question 38
When is the International Internet Day celebrated?
A
28 September
B
26 August 
C
29 October 
D
30 November
Question 39
Who won the prestigious Sakharov human rights prize on 21 October 2014?
A
Denis Mukwege Mukengere 
B
Malala Yousafzai
C
Nelson Mandela
D
Kofi Annan
Question 40
International Stammering Awareness Day is observed on
A
22 October 
B
24 October
C
25 September 
D
27 October
Question 41
Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day is observed on
A
23 October
B
24 September
C
21 October
D
16 October
Question 42
In October 2014, Union government hiked the tariff rates of domestically produced natural gas by what percent?
A
46 percent to 6.17 per mmBtu 
B
56 percent to 5.17 per mmBtu 
C
76 percent to 9.15 per mmBtu
D
66 percent to 5.17 per mmBtu
Question 43
Which Indian-American was appointed as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in Department of Justice’s civil rights division, the US?
A
Dainel Joseph
B
John Gabriel 
C
Vanita Gupta 
D
Bobby Jindal
Question 44
Which country was recently declared as Ebola free by World Health Organisation (WHO)?
A
Liberia
B
Sudan 
C
Nigeria 
D
Guinea Coast
Question 45
British lawmakers on 13 October 2014 voted in favour to recognise a country/state as an official state. Name the state/country?
A
Palestine 
B
Gaza 
C
Kiev
D
Israel
Question 46
Name the person who was honoured with the National Kishore Kumar Award for 2012-13?
A
Saleem Khan
B
Anuradha Paudwal
C
Ibrahim Ashk
D
Sameer 
Question 47
Name the writer of the novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North?
A
Neel Mukherjee 
B
Richard Flanagan 
C
Thomas Keneally
D
Peter Carey
Question 48
Name the University who’s Scientists found that the sea levels have risen more in past century as compared to any century in past 6000 years?
A
Harvard University
B
New York University
C
Australian National University 
D
Cambridge University 
Question 49
Which of the following cyclone struck India in October 2014?
A
Gonzalo 
B
Trudy
C
Hudhud 
D
Nilofar
Question 50
The recent Monetary Policy reforms announced by the Finance Ministry related to set inflation Target for the Reserve Bank of India to achieve are contrary to which committee?
A
Nachiket Mor Committee
B
Urjit Patel Committee 
C
Rajan Committee 
D
Reddy Panel
Question 51
Who became the president of Bolivia?
A
Evo Morales 
B
Samuel Doria
C
Alvaro Garcia Linera 
D
Fidel Castro
Question 52
Which bank launched Facebook-based funds transfer platform KayPay?
A
SBI
B
PNB 
C
Kotak Mahindra Bank 
D
Axis Bank
Question 53
Who won the inaugural Russian Grand Prix 2014?
A
Lewis Hamilton 
B
Jules Bianchi
C
Nigel Mansell 
D
Nico Rosberg
Question 54
What was the Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation in inflation of September 2014?
A
7.5 percent in urban areas & 6.5 percent in rural areas
B
7.0 percent in urban areas & 7.1percent in rural areas
C
6.5 percent in urban areas & 6.8 percent in rural areas 
D
6.34 percent in urban areas & 6.68 percent in rural areas 
Question 55
According to the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry data that was released in October 2014, exports of India grew with what percentage for the month of September 2014?
A
2.73 percent 
B
5.75 percent
C
3 percent 
D
4.75 percent
Question 56
Which of the following is not elected as non-permanent members of United Nations Security Council (UNSC)?
A
Venezuela
B
Angola 
C
Malaysia
D
Turkey 
Question 57
Name the reputed newspaper that on 6 October 2014 issued an apology to its readers for its racist cartoon on India’s Mars Mission and clarified that it in no way was trying to impugn India?
A
The New York Times 
B
Washington Post
C
BBC
D
Bloomberg
Question 58
Name the Olympic champion swimmer, who was suspended from all competition for six months for violating the organization's code of conduct in US?
A
Jenny Thompson
B
Katie Ledecky
C
Michael Phelps 
D
Natalie Coughlin
Question 59
The Mauritian parliament was dissolved on 6 October 2014 to pave the way for elections for a certain change in?
A
The country's constitution 
B
Power of President
C
To bring in power Army 
D
None of the above
Question 60
Name the Former New York Mayor and philanthropist billionaire who was granted an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in Britain on 6 October 2104? 
A
Michael Rubens Bloomberg 
B
Bill Gates 
C
Angelina Jolie
D
Steven Spielberg
Question 61
Name the person who was appointed as the first Hindu priest (Chaplain) at Georgetown University?
A
Renu Khator
B
Pratima Dharm 
C
Ananda Coomaraswamy
D
Tulsi Gabbard
Question 62
Name the person who was removed as the President of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) on 11 October 2014?
A
Lalit Modi 
B
Lalit Bhunot
C
Dilip Pendse
D
Ravi Shastri
Question 63
Who won the inaugural Russian Grand Prix 2014 of the Formula One on 12 October 2014?
A
Nico Rosberg of Germany
B
Lewis Hamilton of Britain 
C
Jules Bianchi of France 
D
Fernando Alonso of Spain
Question 64
Which telecom giant on 9 October 2014 signed 4G network deal with Bharti Airtel?
A
Samsung
B
Ericsson 
C
Nokia
D
Apple
Question 65
What is the purpose of the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) launched by World Bank Group on 9 October 2014?
A
To ensure that billions of fund are channelized to eradicate poverty from African nations
B
To ensure that billions of funds are channelized to build infrastructure in emerging and developing countries 
C
To fight against disease and hunger in the Third World nations 
D
To build infrastructure in countries affected by civilian conflicts
Question 66
Name the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature for the year 2014
A
French author Patrick Modiano 
B
South African author Nadine Gordimer
C
India-born US author Neel Mukherjee
D
Australian author Richard Flanagan
Question 67
Who among the following is the winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for the year 2014?
A
Eric Betzig
B
Stefan W Hell 
C
William E. Moerner
D
All of the above 
Question 68
The Nobel Assembly on 6 October 2014 decided to award the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to John O´Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser. The award was given
A
For their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain 
B
For their discoveries of cells that contribute to diabetes 
C
For developing vaccines for Ebola disease
D
For developing the procedure of womb transplant ending the curse of infertility caused to millions of women
Question 69
Name the organisation that released Living Planet Report 2014 and suggested that wildlife numbers have plunged by more than a half in just 40 years?
A
Zoological Society of London
B
World Wildlife Fund 
C
UNESCO
D
None of the above
Question 70
Name the state whose government recently introduced Cage Culture Technique for fish farming?
A
Himachal Pradesh 
B
Rajasthan 
C
Uttarakhand
D
Tamil Nadu
Question 71
Name the city where a stampede occurred during the Ram Leela ceremony leading to death of at least 30 people?
A
Allahabad
B
Patna 
C
Delhi
D
Ahmadabad
Question 72
Name the state that on 3 October 2014 became the first state of India to start olive refinery?
A
Tamil Nadu
B
Maharashtra 
C
Kerala
D
Rajasthan 
Question 73
Chalein Saath Saath: Forward Together We Go is the Vision Statement signed between which two countries on 30 September 2014?
A
India-China
B
India-Japan 
C
India-US 
D
India-Vietnam
Question 74
Name the State where on 28 September 2014 President Rule under the meaning of Article 356 of the Constitution was imposed after the ruling government came into minority?
A
Sikkim
B
Haryana 
C
Maharashtra 
D
West Bengal
Question 75
Facebook – WhatsApp deal worth 19 billion US dollars was recently approved by competition commission of which country/association?
A
USA
B
UK
C
European Union 
D
ASEAN
Question 76
World's first baby born through womb-transplant was born in which country?
A
The Netherlands
B
USA 
C
China
D
Sweden 
Question 77
Who won the Champions League Twenty20 title of cricket on 4 October 2014?
A
Kolkata Knight Riders
B
Chennai Super Kings 
C
Cape Cobras 
D
Delhi Dynamos
Question 78
Who became the first Indian woman boxer to win a Gold medal at Asian Games on 1 October 2014?
A
L Sarita Devi
B
Pooja Rani 
C
Mary Kom 
D
None of these
Question 79
World Wildlife Fund on 30 September 2014 released the Living Planet Report 2014. In this context, consider the following statements.I. The theme of the report is Species and Spaces, People and Places.II. Populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles have declined by 52 percent since 1970III. Freshwater species have declined by 76 percentIV. The report's measure of humanity's Ecological Footprint is provided by the Global Footprint NetworkWhich is/are correct?
A
I, II and III 
B
I, III and IV
C
II and III
D
I, II, III and IV 
Question 80
Afghanistan on 30 September 2014 signed Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US with an aim to allow some US troops to remain in the country till
A
December 2014
B
March 2015
C
December 2015 
D
March 2016
Question 81
The year-long centenary commemoration of 1914 Komagata Maru Incident was inaugurated on 29 September 2014 by Union Ministry of Culture on completion of 100 years after the incident. The incident relates to
A
Japanese steamliner chartered by an affluent businessman, Gurdit Singh, to bring Indian immigrants to Canada 
B
The incident that led to the calling off of Non-Cooperation movement by Mahatma Gandhi 
C
The incident that sparked protest in India on account of Indian participation the World War-I
D
None of these
Question 82
The Union Commerce Ministry on 29 September 2014 cancelled approvals of nine special economic zones (SEZs).I. Hindalco IndustriesII. Chennai Business ParkIII. Essar JamnagarIV. Adani Townships and Real Estate CompanyWhich option is correct?
A
I, II and III 
B
I, III and IV
C
II and III
D
I, II, III and IV 
Question 83
Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report (APTIR) 2014 was released recently. The report is published by
A
World Trade Organisation (WTO)
B
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
C
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
D
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) 
Question 84
Who has been authorized by President Pranab Mukherjee recently to act as Chief Vigilance Commissioner?
A
Rajiv 
B
Pradeep Kumar
C
JM Garg
D
Santhanam
Question 85
Name the Bollywood actor who received the Global Diversity Award for the year 2014 given by the House of Commons of Britain?
A
Amitabh Bachchan
B
Om Puri 
C
Shah Rukh Khan 
D
Priyanka Chopra
Question 86
The aim of the Swacch Bharat Mission, that was launched on 2 October 2014, is to make India clean by the year
A
2016
B
2020 
C
2019 
D
2022
Question 87
Pakistan on 3 October 2014 recorded the maximum number of polio cases in 14 years. In this context which is/are other nation(s) that are polio endemic nation(s)?
A
Nigeria and Afghanistan 
B
Afghanistan and India
C
Afghanistan and Sudan 
D
Sudan and Nigeria
Question 88
Consider the following statements related to world’s first solar rechargeable battery.I. It was developed by Scientists at Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyII. It is a hybrid device that is party rechargeable battery and part solar cellIII. It comprises of three electrodes instead of four electrodes which normally is required to connect a solar cell to a batteryWhich is/are correct?
A
I and II 
B
II and III
C
I and III
D
All of the above 
Question 89
World Rabies Day was observed on which date?
A
29 September 2014
B
28 September 2014 
C
1 October 2014
D
30 September 2014
Question 90
The US on 3 October 2014 announced to lift 40 years long ban on arms sales to which country to boost sea defence in the South China Sea?
A
North Korea
B
Myanmar 
C
The Philippines
D
Vietnam
Question 91
Which one of the following is not one of the agreements signed between India and the US on 30 September 2014?
A
Agreement on developing smart cities in Ajmer, Vishakhapatnam and Allahabad
B
Agreement on partnership to improve access to clean water and sanitation for all in India 
C
Agreement on a new and enhanced strategic partnership on energy security, clean energy, and climate change
D
Agreement on training Indian defence personnel to check cyber terrorism 
Question 92
World Heart Day was observed globally on?
A
26 October 
B
29 September 
C
4 October
D
30 September
Question 93
Umbrella Revolution which was in news recently relates to
A
Demand for democracy by Hong Kong peoples 
B
Demand for freedom by Hong Kong peoples from China
C
Demand for referendum on Independence from China by Tibet 
D
Demand for democracy by Taiwan peoples
Question 94
Krishak Express and Lucknow-Barauni Express collided near which station recently?
A
Gorakhpur Station 
B
Banaras Station 
C
Patna Station
D
Lucknow Station
Question 95
Three Japanese-born researchers Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura on 7 October 2014 won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics. They won the Nobel Prize for
A
Developing humanoids
B
Developing Light Emitting Diodes (LED) lamps 
C
Developing rechargeable solar battery 
D
Developing Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology
Question 96
Union government on 30 September 2014 accorded in-principle approval for setting up six more Software Technology Parks in a state. Name it?
A
Karnataka
B
Odisha 
C
Andhra Pradesh 
D
Himachal Pradesh
Question 97
Name the programme through which the Prime Minister Narendra Modi connected to people over radio?
A
Battein dil se
B
Sach ki Baat 
C
Mann Ki Baat 
D
Desh ki Baat
Question 98
World Animal Day was observed across the world on?
A
4 October 
B
30 September
C
14 October 
D
25 November
Question 99
NASA's Earth Observatory in October 2014 claimed that the world’s fourth-largest lake of its time has dried and is at the verge of vanish. Name the lake?
A
Lake Oroumieh
B
Aral Sea 
C
Cachuma Lake 
D
Dead Sea
Question 100
The primary goal of Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 11 October 2014 is to develop three Adarsh Grams or model villages by
A
March 2019 
B
March 2020
C
March 2022 
D
March 2024
Question 101
Recently which State government prohibited strike at German company Bosch Ltd?
A
Andhra Pradesh
B
Tamil Nadu
C
Karnataka 
D
Maharashtra
Question 102
Name the persons who won the Nobel Peace Prize for the year 2014?
A
Popat Pawar and Asima Jehangir
B
Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi 
C
Kailash Satyarthi and Shaukat Choudhary
D
Chandi Prasad Bhat and Malala Yousafzai
Question 103
Name the country where the Typhoon Vongfong struck recently
A
China
B
Philippines 
C
Japan 
D
Indonesia
Question 104
Recently Union government launched year-long celebrations to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Ghazal singer Begum Akhtar. Her original name was
A
Akhtar Bai Faizabadi 
B
Akhtar Bai Allahabadi
C
Begum Akhtar Ferozabadi
D
Mehrunisa Lucknowi
Question 105
Kundu Committee which was set by the Union government recently submitted its report. The Kundu Committee was related to
A
Suggest ways to reform Indian economy
B
Evaluate Sachar Committee recommendations implementation 
C
Suggest ways to enhance FDI in India 
D
Suggest ways to restructure administration in India
Question 106
The Defence Department of which country on 9 October 2014 approved the licenses for two technology transfer to India which were stalled previously?
A
The USA 
B
The UK
C
Japan 
D
Australia
Question 107
Who was honoured with the National Kishore Kumar Award for the year 2012-13 recently by the Madhya Pradesh government?
A
Lyricist Sameer 
B
Singer Shreya Ghosal 
C
Lyricist Gulzar
D
Singer Asha Bhosle
Question 108
Name the city chosen by the Gujarat Government on 10 October 2014 to promote it as cultural capital of Gujarat?
A
Ahmedabad
B
Porbandar 
C
Surat
D
Vadodara
Question 109
Name the author of the book Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace?
A
Leon Panetta and Jim Newton 
B
Parimarja and Faraz Ahmad
C
William E. Moerner and Jean Tirole 
D
Alexander Bard and Garik Israelien
Question 110
Name the author of the book titled Syntheism – Creating God in The Internet Age?
A
Alexander Bard 
B
Bette Dam
C
Parimarja 
D
Faraz Ahmad
Question 111
Britain inked a MoU on new joint Visa cooperation with a country that allows non-European travelers to these nations with a common short-stay visa. Name the second country or party that inked the MoU?
A
Scotland
B
Apian
C
Ireland 
D
Germany
Question 112
The Supreme Court appointed high-powered committee that submitted its report to the court on 6 October 2014 with guidelines on government ads was headed by?
A
TK Viswanathan 
B
Ranjit Kumar
C
NR Madhava Menon 
D
Talukar Panel
Question 113
World Post Day is observed on?
A
9 October 
B
5 October
C
12 October
D
14 October
Question 114
Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana (VKY) was launched on 28 October 2014 by Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs to
A
lift human development indices of tribal people 
B
ensure that forest dwellers are not deprived of their due 
C
promote Tribal language
D
establish a National Research Centre in the Tribal Research Institute
Question 115
Who was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra on 31 October 2014?
A
Nitin Gadkari
B
Devendra Fadnavis 
C
Vinod Rathod
D
Praveen Chavan
Question 116
UNSC urged the international community to step up their support for the government of a country in intensifying their battle against ISIS fighters. Name the country?
A
Syria 
B
Turkey
C
Iraq 
D
Pakistan
Question 117
Who of the following was conferred with the 2014 Liberty Medal on 21 October 2014 at the National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia?
A
Hillary Rodham Clinton
B
Hamid Karzai
C
Malala Yousafzai 
D
Kailash Satyarthi
Question 118
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 21 October 2014 decided to initiate legal proceedings against Cricket Board of a country for abrupt cancellation of their tour to India. Name the country against whose Cricket Board the proceedings will be initiated?
A
Pakistan
B
Bangladesh 
C
West Indies 
D
Zimbabwe
Question 119
Ashwika Kapur on 24 October 2014 became the first Indian woman to win prestigious Wildscreen Panda Award. She won the award for which film?
A
Sirocco - how a dud became a stud 
B
Pride
C
We Are Rhino
D
None of the above
Question 120
International Boxing Association (AIBA) on 22 October 2014 provisionally suspended Indian boxer for protesting against a controversial verdict. Name the boxer?
A
Mary Kom 
B
Laishram Sarita Devi 
C
Gurbakhsh Singh Sandhu
D
Sagar Mal Dhayal
Question 121
Liberty Medal is annually given to honour men and women of courage and conviction who strive to secure the blessings of liberty to people around the globe. It was established in?
A
1987, to commemorate the bicentennial of the US Constitution
B
1988, to commemorate the bicentennial of the US Constitution 
C
1990, to commemorate the bicentennial of the US Constitution 
D
1997, to commemorate the bicentennial of the US Constitution
Question 122
What was the theme of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage observed on 27 October 2014?
A
Archives at Risk: Much more to do 
B
Saving Our Heritage for the Next Generation 
C
Save and Savour your Audiovisual Heritage - Now
D
Audiovisual Heritage: See, Hear, and Learn
Question 123
Who was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Cairn India on 21 October 2014?
A
Mayank Ashar 
B
Mehul Bhatia
C
Rahul Dhir 
D
Sudhir Mathur
Question 124
Police Commemoration Day was observed on
A
24 October
B
16 October 
C
15 October
D
21 October 
Question 125
Union Cabinet recently approved inter-governmental MoU to upgrade which port of Iran?
A
Bandar Noshahr
B
Chabahar port 
C
Anzali port
D
Noshahr port
Question 126
Name the swimmer from India who broke the 28 year old record set by PT Usha of winning the most medals by an Indian at a multi-discipline event on 26 October 2014?
A
Shekhar Gupta 
B
Sharath Gayakwad
C
Manoj Khade
D
Vridhaman Khade
Question 127
Name the person who won singles men title of the Shanghai Masters trophy of Tennis in October 2014?
A
Roger Federer 
B
Gilles Simon
C
Julien Benneteau
D
Edouard Roger
Question 128
Global Handwashing Day is observed on?
A
13 September
B
15 October 
C
16 October
D
19 November
Question 129
Name the person who won 2014 Man Booker Prize for his wartime?
A
Richard Flanagan 
B
Thomas Keneally
C
Peter Carey 
D
Joshua Ferris
Question 130
Name the 10-year old terminally ill boy who became Hyderabad Police Commissioner for a day in October 2014?
A
Sadiq 
B
Imran
C
Sohan 
D
Jagan
Question 131
ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan on 16 October 2014 announced that the Indian space agency will launch GSLV Mark-III within next 45 days. What is the full form of GSLV Mark-III?
A
Geo Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III
B
Geometer Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III 
C
Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III 
D
Geosynchronous Satellite Launching Vehicle Mark III
Question 132
Recently, which country allowed US to use its air base to fight against ISIS?
A
Australia
B
Japan
C
Turkey 
D
Iran
Question 133
Name the state, who’s Lokayukta ordered probe into misuse of 32 crore rupees funds for afforestation?
A
Gujarat
B
Karnataka 
C
Jharkhand
D
Tamil Nadu
Question 134
Who penned Earth Anthem?
A
Abhay K 
B
Bhishma Narayan
C
Javed Akhtar
D
Honey Singh 
Question 135
Which of the following two companies signed a deal to jointly sell goods over the internet?
A
US Online store Amazon and Vodafone mobiles
B
Vodafone mobiles and retailer Future Group
C
US Online store Amazon and retailer Future Group 
D
Filpkart and Future Group
Question 136
Who is the Prime Minister of Yemen?
A
Khaled Bahah 
B
Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi 
C
Ali Abdullah Saleh
D
None of the above
Question 137
Union Government on 16 October 2014 appointed US-based economist as Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) in the Union Finance Ministry. Name him?
A
Parvez Dewan
B
Rajiv Mehrishi
C
Arvind Mayaram
D
Arvind Subramanian 
Question 138
Who among the following is not a recipient of Global Diversity Award that is given in Britain to an outstanding individual who has made a major contribution to worldwide diversity?
A
Amitabh Bachchan 
B
Jackie Chan
C
Shah Rukh Khan
D
All of the above are recipients of the award 
Question 139
A state recently constituted a task force to probe into Burdwan bomb blast. Burdwan is located in which state of the country?
A
Assam
B
West Bengal 
C
Odisha
D
Andhra Pradesh
Question 140
Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on 6 October 2014 became the co-owner of the Indian Super League franchise. Name the franchise?
A
Delhi Dynamos FC
B
Kerala Blasters FC 
C
North East United FC
D
Chennaiyin FC 
Question 141
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on?
A
15 October 
B
17 October 
C
14 November
D
15 September
Question 142
South African Tourism recently launched project that identifies 13 places that were seminal during which famous world leader tenure in Africa?
A
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi 
B
Nelson Mandela 
C
Jawaharlal Nehru
D
All of the above
Question 143
Name the author of the book Final Test: Exit Sachin Tendulkar?
A
Sachin Tendulkar 
B
Dilip D’Souza 
C
Ashutosh Gowariker
D
Binayak Sen
Question 144
Name the king of Norway, who invited President Pranab Mukherjee to Norway?
A
Harald V 
B
Olaf II 
C
Harald III
D
Sverre
Question 145
ISRO on 16 October 2014 repositioned its Mars Orbiter, Mangalyaan as a precautionary step against, which of the following things?
A
Due to expected Comet Siding Spring 
B
As it was not able to study presence of methane properly
C
It was a scheduled plan of the mission since launch 
D
None of the above, the orbiter was not repositioned
Question 146
Which company launched e-portal to sell homes online?
A
Tata Value homes 
B
Snapdeal 
C
Flipcart
D
Jabong
Question 147
Which PSU of India launched the facebook based funds transfer platform KayPay?
A
BSNL
B
National Payment Corporation of India 
C
RuPay
D
None of the Above
Question 148
Recently, Union Government launched Arogya Gram Yojna scheme. Where the scheme was launched?
A
Punjab
B
Jammu & Kashmir 
C
Rajasthan
D
Himachal Pradesh
Question 149
Which country will host the first leg of Asia Cup Archery Tournament?
A
Iran
B
Bangkok
C
India 
D
Pakistan 
Question 150
The Parliament of which country recently lifted the ban on facial coverings in public areas?
A
Iran
B
Australia 
C
France
D
Option 4
Question 151
Recently, Pakistan-based Basmati Growers’ Association (BGA) challenged Geographical Indication (GI) tag for basmati rice produced in the state
A
Uttar Pradesh
B
Madhya Pradesh 
C
Bihar
D
Orissa
Question 152
Which of the following cyclone struck India in October 2014?
A
Vongfong
B
Trudy 
C
Hudhud 
D
Nilofar
Question 153
Recently India signed an agreement to launch a Joint Science Programme Focusing on Clean Water Technologies with which of the following countries?
A
Canada 
B
Argentina
C
United Kingdom 
D
None of the above
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