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APR 1 : April Fools' Day
April 1st is also known as April Fools' Day. It is a day for fun when harmless pranks, practical jokes, and hoaxes are played on people. The origin of this day is uncertain. Some see it as a celebration related to the turn of the seasons, while others believe it stems from the adoption of a new calendar. The second group believes that the practice started in 1582, the year France adopted the Gregorian calendar, in which New Year's Day was shifted from the end of March to the 1 st of January.

APR 2 : International Children's Book Day
April 2 and is celebrated as International Children's Book Day, as this date is also the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen, who is the author of many famous children's stories like 'The Little Mermaid' and 'The Ugly Duckling'.
          The day started in 1925. Today, it is sponsored by the International Board on Books for Young People, or IBBY. Its aim is to inspire children to pick up a book, and start reading! The day also aims to promote international understanding through children's books, and to increase children's access to books.lBBY was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1953, and today, there are 70 National Sections from all parts of the world.

APR 2 : World Autism Awareness Day
The United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted the resolution on Autism on December 18, 2007 and decided to designate April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day. First World Autism Awareness Day was celebrated in 2008.

APR 6 : International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
Sport not only builds a healthy body and mind. It can be an important tool for development and peace too. The United Nations realised this, and proclaimed April 6 the as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
       Sport can bring people closer together, erase cultural, linguistic and geographic Barrie's, and promote the principles of personal integrity, fair play and honourable competition. Therefore it is important that we provide access to sport to as many people as possible, and also create awareness of its role on the world's stage, by celebrating the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.

APR 7: World Health Day
The World Health Day is celebrated every year on April 7, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organisation (WHO). In 1948, the WHO held the first World Health Assembly. The Assembly decided to celebrate April 7 of each year, with effect from 1950, as the World Health Day. The World Health Day is held to mark the foundation of WHO.

APR 18 :  International Day for Monuments and Sites
The International Day for Monuments and Sites was proposed by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) on April 18, 1982 and approved by the General Assembly of UNESCO in 1983. The aim is to promote awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage of humanity, their vulnerability and the efforts required for their protection and conservation. Theme for 2014 is Heritage of Commemoration.

APR 22 : World Earth Day
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970.

APR 23 : World English Language Day
We are all proud of our other tongue, yet no one can deny that English is a world language. It is widely spoken, and is the common language by which people of different nationalities can communicate with one another.
       World English Language Day is celebrated on 23rd April every year. The date was chosen because it is the birthday of William Shakespeare, one of the greatest English poets and dramatists of all time. English Language Day aims to entertain and inform people about the history, culture, and achievements associated with the language. The day often features book-reading events, and other activities that pro mite the English Language.

APR 25 : World Malaria Day
World Malaria Day was instituted by WHO Member States during the World Health Assembly of 2007. It is observed to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control. This year's theme :Invest in the Future, Defeat Malaria.

APR 29 : Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare
April 29th is a special day, because it is the Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare. Conventional warfare is waged with bullets, and explosivedevices , but chemical warfare involves the use of toxic chemicals to injure, kill and cause permanent damage. Chemical weapons cause death in inhuman and horrible ways, and kill everyone in any environment where they are used, unlike bullets and bombs that have specific targets.
    The UN has set aside 29th April every year, to remember those who are the victims of this horrific method of warfare. The goal of this day is to also to spur governments to end the threat of chemical weapons, and to promote peace and security worldwide. 

1) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. Japanese architect Shigeru Ban won the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2014. He won the award for his creative and inexpensive designs for disaster relief shelters. 2. This Prize was instituted in 2001. View Explanation
(1)  Only 2
(2)  Both 1 and 2
(3)  Only 1
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
2) Which among the following Navratna company has received the Most Efficient Navratna Award for the year 2013? View Explanation
(1)  HAL
(2)  HPCL
(3)  BEL
(4)  NALCO
(5)  None of these
3) Koyal Rana won the Femina Miss India 2014 title. She belongs to which State? View Explanation
(1)  Delhi
(2)  Rajasthan
(3)  Gujarat
(4)  Haryana
(5)  None of these
4) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. Indian American novelist, Jhumpa Lahiri's 'The Lowland' has been shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction on April 8, 2014. 2. Baileys Prize was set-up in the year 2000. View Explanation
(1)  Only 2
(2)  Both 1 and 2
(3)  Only 1
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
5) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statements from the codes given below : 1. British American physicist Stuart Parkin won Millennium Technology Prize-2014 for discoveries leading to a thousand-fold increase in digital data storage on magnetic disks. 2. The Millennium Technology Prize was initiated in 2005 by the Technology Academy Finland. View Explanation
(1)  Only 2
(2)  Only 1
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
6) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. Karnataka musician, Mathangi Sathyamurthy won the MS Subbulakshmi Award 2014. 2.MS Subbulakshmi Award was instituted in 2004. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
7) World Heritage Day is observed every year on View Explanation
(1)  April 15
(2)  April 16
(3)  April 10
(4)  April 18
(5)  None of these
8) Who has written the book 'Lal Bahadur Shastri : Lessons in Leadership'? View Explanation
(1)  Pavan Choudhary
(2)  CB Bhave
(3)  Jaswant Singh
(4)  Arvind Mayaram
(5)  None of these
9) Who among the following has written the book 'The Accidental Prime Minister : The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh'? View Explanation
(1)  Dr. Sanjay Baru
(2)  Arvind Mayaram
(3)  CB Bhave
(4)  Rajkumar Singh
(5)  None of these
10) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting announced on April 12, 2014 that legendary poet and film lyricist Gulzar has been selected for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award-2013. 2. Gulzar is the 45th winner of the Dadasheb Phalke Award. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
11) The World Autism Awareness Day is observed every year on View Explanation
(1)  March 30
(2)  March 20
(3)  April 2
(4)  April 1
(5)  None of these
12) Who has won the best director award at 61st National Film Award 2014? View Explanation
(1)  Hansal Mehta
(2)  Batul Mukhtiar
(3)  Nagraj Manjule
(4)  Anand Gandhi
(5)  None of these
13) Who has won the best actor award at 61st National Film Awards 2014? View Explanation
(1)  Rajkumar Rao
(2)  Saurabh Shukla
(3)  Suraj Vejramoodu
(4)  Both (1) and (2)
(5)  None of these
14) Which movie won the best feature film award at 61st National Film Awards 2014? View Explanation
(1)  Shahid
(2)  Ship of Theseus
(3)  Fandry
(4)  Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
(5)  None of these
15) Which of the following countries are world's two largest emitters of greenhouse gases? View Explanation
(1)  USA and China
(2)  USA and Russia
(3)  China and Russia
(4)  India and China
(5)  None of these
16) Who among the following is the author the book 'Crusader or Conspirator? Colgate and Other Truths'?View Explanation
(1)  CB Bhave
(2)  PC Parakh
(3)  Arvind Mayaram
(4)  Rajkumar Singh
(5)  None of these
17) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. Vijay Seshadri won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems published in 2013. 2. The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction-2014 has been awarded to Donna Tartt for her novel 'The Goldfinch'. View Explanation
(1)  1 Only
(2)  Both 1 and 2
(3)  2 Only
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
18) Which team won the Deodhar Trophy 2014? View Explanation
(1)  North Zone
(2)  West Zone
(3)  East Zone
(4)  South Zone
(5)  None of these
19) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statements from the codes given below : 1, Sri Lanka, on April 6, 2014, won the ICC Twenty-20 World Cup 2014 title after defeating India by six wickets in the final match played at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka. 2. West Indies will host the ICC T20 World Cup-2016. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
20) Which team won the 4th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2014? View Explanation
(1)  Odisha
(2)  Punjab
(3)  Haryana
(4)   Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
21) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. Australian women cricket team, on April 6, 2014, won the ICC Women's World Twenty-20 2014 after defeating England. 2. This was the third successive World Twenty-20 title won by Australian women's cricket team. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
22) Which Indian cricketer has been named among Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year 2014 for his performance in 2013? View Explanation
(1)  R. Ashwin
(2)  Shikhar Dhawan
(3)  Suresh Raina
(4)  Ravindra Jadeja
(5)  None of these
23) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. Wilson Kipsang (Kenya) won the 34th London Marathon on April 13, 2014. 2. First London Marathon was organised in 1981. View Explanation
(1)  Only 2
(2)  Both 1 and 2
(3)  Only 1
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
24) Which team won the National Syed Mustaq Ali Cricket T20 Trophy title 2014 after defeating Uttar Pradesh in the final match by three runs? View Explanation
(1)  Baroda
(2)  Madhya Pradesh
(3)  Maharashtra
(4)  Rajasthan
(5)  None of these
25) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statements from the codes given below : 1. Indian judokas won 12 medals at the seventh South Asia Judo Championships held in Kathmandu, Nepal from April 10 to 13, 2014. 2. The 12 medal contain 10 Gold, one Silver and one Bronze medal. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
26) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. Kritsanakorn Sangaroon of Thailand won the 2014 Thailand Tour women's title of Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) on April 19, 2014. 2. In men's final, Shaik Abdul Hameed of India won the 2014 Thailand tour title of Asian Bowling Federation. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
27) Who among the following countries has won the coveted ICC Laureus Spirit of Sports Award 2014? View Explanation
(1)  Pakistan
(2)  India
(3)  Australia
(4)  Afghanistan
(5)  None of these
28) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. Heena Sindhu, on April 7, 2014, spot World No. 1 position in 10 m air pistol event, the first Indian who made this position in this list. 2. Sindhu won a gold medal in the Asian Air Gun Championship in March, 2014. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
29) Who among the following has won the Malaysian Grand Prix F-l 2014? View Explanation
(1)  Sebestian Vettel
(2)  Nico Rosberg
(3)  Lewis Hamilton
(4)  Nico Hulkenberg
(5)  None of these
30) Due to the lack of funds, which among the following countries has withdrawn as the host of the 2019 Asian Games? View Explanation
(1)  Combodia
(2)  Sri Lanka
(3)  Thailand
(4)  Vietnam
(5)  None of these
31) Consider the following statements about INS-Vikrant: 1. INS-Vikrant, the decommissioned aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy has been sold for Rs. 60 crore to a company named 'IB Commercial Private Limited." 2. It was purchased from Britain in 1957 and was commissioned on March 4, 1961. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Both 1 and 2
(2)  Only 1
(3)  Only 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
32) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), on March 26, 2014, detected a smartphone virus called 'Dendroid'. 2. Dendroid is the virus of the deadly Trojan family. View Explanation
(1)  Only 2
(2)  Only 1
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
33) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statements from the codes given below : 1. Europe, on April 3, 2014, launched a satellite named Sentinel-lA, designed to minotir Earth for climate change and environmental damage and help disaster relief operations. 2. Sentinel-1 is the first in a constellation of hi-tech satellites and was lifted off aboard Soyuz rocket from Kourou, French Guiana of the European Space Agency (ESA). View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
34) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. The US Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (MIST) launched a new atomic clock, named as NIST-F2. 2. The clock has been designed to serve the new US civilian time and frequency, along with the current NIST-Fl standard. View Explanation
(1)  Only 2
(2)  Both 1 and 2
(3)  Only 1
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
35) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statements from the codes given below : 1. ISRO, on April 4, 2014, launched 2nd regional navigational satellite, IRNSS-lB from Sriharikota space station of Andhra Pradesh. 2. The satellite was lifted off by the PSLV-C24. 3. This launch of IRNSS-IB is the 25th successful launch of the PSLV series by the ISRO. 4. This launch of the satellite had brought India close to join the group of selected nations namely ' US, Russia, China, Japan and European countries. View Explanation
(1)  1, 2 and 3
(2)  1, 3 and 4
(3)  1, 2 and 4
(4)  1, 2, 3 and 4
(5)  None of these
36) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. An Israeli startup StoreDot, on April 8, 2014, developed a new smartphone battery called Nanodots. 2. This new battery can recharge a smart phone in just 30 seconds. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
37) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statements from the codes given below : 1. The upgraded solar-powered plane Solar Impulse-2 has been unveiled on April 13, 2014 at Payerne Air Force Base of Switzerland. 2. The solar plane can fly around the world for five consecutive days without using any fuel. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Both 1 and 2
(3)  Only 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
38) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. Bluefin 21, a robotic submarine, has been launched on April 14, 2014 to solve the mystery of the lost Malaysian plane MH-370. 2. This submarine can create three-dimensional SONAR map of any debris on the seafloor by using its side-scan SONAR. View Explanation
(1)  Only 2
(2)  Both 1 and 2
(3)  Only 1
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
39) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statements from the codes given below : 1. The scientists from University of California, Riverside created a 3-D model of the human malaria parasite genome for the first time. 2. The 3-D model was created at three different stages in the life cycle of parasite. The creation of 3-D model will help in identifying new anti-malarial drugs. View Explanation
(1)  Only 2
(2)  Both 1 and 2
(3)  Only 1
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
40) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. A new software app 'Sandesh Pathak' has been developed to help the illiterate farmers. 2. This application has been jointly developed by C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram, C-DAC Mumbai, IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Madras and IIT-Hyderabad. View Explanation
(1)  Only 2
(2)  Only 1
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
41) Which among the following communication satellite of India has gone out of service after being in the orbit for ten-and-a half years? View Explanation
(1)  INSAT-4E
(2)  INSAT-2A
(3)  INSAT-4A
(4)  INSAT-3E
(5)  None of these
42) Which among the following is the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting within the habitable zone of another star? View Explanation
(1)  Kepier-62e
(2)  Kepler-186f
(3)  Kepler-22b
(4)  Kepler-61 b
(5)  None of these
43) The NASA scientists on April 3, 2014, have found evidence that one of the Saturn's Moon harbours a vast ocean of liquid water beneath on icy crust. Which among the following is that Moon? View Explanation
(1)  Tethys
(2)  Titan
(3)  Mimas
(4)  Enceladus
(5)  None of these
44) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. The government of India divested its 9% stake in Axis Bank on March 21, 2014. 2. Axis Bank is the third largest private sector bank of India in which government of India holds 20.7% share by assets. View Explanation
(1)  Only 2
(2)  Only 1
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
45) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statements from the codes given below : 1. Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), on March 24, 2014, announced to provide Universal Account Number (UAN) to its five crore subscribers from October 1, 2014. 2. Permanent or UAN will facilitate subscribers to avoid filing Provident Fund (PF) account transfer claims on changing jobs. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Both 1 and 2
(3)  Only 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
46) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. According to the Asian Development Outlook 2014, developing Asia is expected to extend its steady growth from 6.1% in 2013 to 6.2% in 2014 and 6.4% in 2015. 2. The outlook for the developing Asia has improved because the associated global risks have eased and are now manageable. 3. According to Asian Development Outlook 2014, GDP of India was forecasted to rise to 5.5% in 2014-15. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
47) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statements from the codes given below : 1. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its first bi-monthly monetary policy statement for 2014-15 directed banks not to impose financial penalty on the consumers in case of non-maintenance of minimum balance in their saving accounts. 2. The RBI suggested that instead of financial penalty, banks can limit services available to those saving accounts who fail to maintain minimum balance. View Explanation
(1)  Only 2
(2)  Both 1 and 2
(3)  Only 1
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
48) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), on April 1, 2014, adopted the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as the key measure of inflation. 2. It was adopted on the basis of recommendations of Urjit R. Patel Committee report on revising and strengthening the monetary policy framework. View Explanation
(1)  Only 2
(2)  Both 1 and 2
(3)  Only 1
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
49) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. India was ranked 102 out of 132 countries on the Social Progress Index (SPI) published by the US-based non-profit organisation social progress imperative on April 3, 2014. 2. The first SPI was published in 2013 taking into account the social progress in 50 countries. View Explanation
(1)  Both 1 and 2
(2)  Only 1
(3)  Only 2
(4)  Eeither 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
50) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statements from the codes given below : 1. World Trade Organisation (WTO), on April 14, 2014, projected that the world trade will grow by 4-7% in 2014. 2. It also projected that the growth in 2015 will slightly be faster at 5.3%, which is 20 year average growth rate. View Explanation
(1)  Only 2
(2)  Both 1 and 2
(3)  Only 1
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
51) Which among the following companies emerged as the only Indian entities in the 2014 list of world's most ethical companies? View Explanation
(1)  TCS and Infosys
(2)  Infosys and Tata Power
(3)  Wipro and Tata Power
(4)  Wipro and Infosys
(5)  None of these
52) Which among the following finance companies has received the RBI approvals to set-up a minimum of 9000 white label ATMs (WLAs) in the next three years in rural India? View Explanation
(1)  Tokyo Finance Limited
(2)  Reliance Capital Limited
(3)  SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited
(4)  CMS Finance Limited
(5)  None of these
53) Which among the following has become the first new generation private sector bank to launch on Electronic Kisan Card on the Rupay platform? View Explanation
(1)  ICICI
(2)  Axis Bank
(3)  Citi Bank
(4)  HDFC Bank
(5)  None of these
54) Which bank became the first state-run lender to allow withdrawal of funds from its ATMs without a debit card? View Explanation
(1)  Corporation Bank
(2)  United Bank of India
(3)  State Bank of India
(4)  Bank of India
(5)  None of these
55) The President of India has clearred the ordinance of the SEBI law on March 29, 2014. The ordinance empowers the SEBI chairman to order searches and seizures on View Explanation
(1)  illegal trade
(2)  inside trading
(3)  foreign direct investments
(4)  ponzi schemes
(5)  None of these
56) On April 6, 2014, two large industrial firms viz Lafarge and Holcim announced plans for a merger. These two firms are specialised in production of .............View Explanation
(1)  petrochemicals
(2)  home appliances
(3)  engineering goods
(4)  building materials
(5)  None of these
57) The RBI has deferred the implementation of Basel-Ill capital regulations by Indian Banks. What is the new deadline for meeting the Basel-III norms? View Explanation
(1)  March, 2020
(2)  March, 2018
(3)  March, 2016
(4)  March, 2019
(5)  None of these
58) According to the RBI guidelines, what fraction of the branches are mandatory to be opened in rural areas by newly licensed banks? View Explanation
(1)  30
(2)  35
(3)  45
(4)  25
(5)  None of these
59) Which of the following entities have been granted banking license by the Reserve Bank of India? View Explanation
(1)  India Infoline and INMAC
(2)  Bajaj Finance and IFCI
(3)  Bandhan Financial Service Private Limited and IDFC
(4)  JM Finance and LIC Housing Finance
(5)  None of these
60) The revised direct tax code proposes to introduce tax slab for individuals earning more than Rs.10 crore a year by taxing them at ....View Explanation
(1)  40%
(2)  35%
(3)  15%
(4)  20%
(5)  None of these
61) The Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD) is a global knowledge partnership on migration and development launched by ..........View Explanation
(1)  UNESCO
(2)  World Bank
(3)  United Nations
(4)  Asian Development Bank
(5)  None of these
62) Which among the following companies is not a part of open-ended exchange traded fund, Central Public Sector Enterprises-Exchange Traded Fund (CPSE-ETF)? View Explanation
(1)  Steel Authority of India Limited
(2)  Power Finance Corporation
(3)  Container Corporation of India
(4)  Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
(5)  None of these
63) The theme of the 'World Green Economy Summit 2014' , which concluded at Dubai, is ..........View Explanation
(1)  Global partnership, Better Future
(2)  Partnership for Sustainable Development
(3)  Global Partnership, Sustainable Future
(4)  Partnership for Better Future
(5)  None of these
64) According to new Companies Act, the Non-Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs) have to invest what fraction of their resources in government bonds?View Explanation
(1)  30%
(2)  20%
(3)  10%
(4)  15%
(5)  None of these
65) 'Peace Angel 2014' is a joint military exercise concluded between which two countries? View Explanation
(1)  India and Pakistan
(2)  China and Bangladesh
(3)  India and Bangladesh
(4)  China and Pakistan
(5)  None of these
66) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. Ukraine signed the long-awaited Association Agreement with the European Union (EU) in Brussels on March 21, 2014. 2. The European Commission agreed to extend nearly € 500 million worth of trade benefits to Ukraine, removing custom duties on a wide range of agricultural goods, textiles and other imports. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
67) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statements from the codes given below : 1. Five Indian languages were reinstated as official subjects that will be taught in South Africa states schools. 2. The five Indian lanauges which have been reinstated are Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Telugu and Urdu. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  Neither 1 nor 2
68) Which of the statements given below are correct? 1. The third Nuclear Security Summit was held in Hague, Netherlands from March 24 to 25, 2014. 2. The summit was attended by 58 world leaders. 3. The United States will host the next summit in 2016. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
69) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statements from the codes given below : 1. United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) passed a changed draft resolution on Sri Lanka during the 25th session held in Geneva on March 27, 2014. 2. The resolution seeks to authorise UNHRC to set-up an independent international inquiry in Sri Lanka to probe into human rights violations during Sri Lakan civil war against LTTE in 2009. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
70) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. Military government of Fiji declared in Suva, on March 28, 2014, to hold the democratic elections in Fiji on September 17, 2014. 2. This will be the first democratic elections to be held in Fiji since the military coup in 2006. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
71) According to Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), which among the following are world's top three arms importing countries? View Explanation
(1)  China, Pakistan and India
(2)  India, China and Pakistan
(3)  China, India and Pakistan
(4)  Pakistan, China and India
(5)  None of these
72) Apart from India, which of the following South Asian countries have been declared polio free by WHO? 1. Bangladesh 2. Nepal 3. Pakistan 4. Bhutan Choose the correct answer from the codes given below: View Explanation
(1)  1,2 and 4
(2)  1, 2 and 3
(3)  2, 3 and 4
(4)  1, 3 and 4
(5)  None of these
73) In which among the following countries, the Multilateral Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster relief (HA/DR) Exercise, KOMODO was conducted from March 28 to April 3, 2014? View Explanation
(1)  Brunei
(2)  South Korea
(3)  New Zealand
(4)  Indonesia
(5)  None of these
74) India and which of the following countries have reached an agreement to include a new cross-boundary landscape in the Hindukush Himalayan Region? View Explanation
(1)  Bhutan and Bangladesh
(2)  Nepal and China
(3)  Bangladesh and Nepal
(4)  Nepal and Bhutan
(5)  None of these
75) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. The UN General Assembly, on March 27, 2014, passed the non-binding resolution that refuses recognition of annexation of Crimean peninsula by Russia from Ukraine. 2. This resolution was supported by 110 countries, opposed by 11 and abstained by 58 (including India) in the 193-nation assembly. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Eeither 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
76) Consider the following statements : 1. Japan announced Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan for more than Rs.15000 crore for 5 Indian projects on March 31,2014. 2. This is the largest amount in the history of the ODA loans ever signed in the single occasion. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
77) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. India increased the scholarships for Omani students from 125 to 150 on April 1, 2014. 2. The scholarship were increased under the Indian Technical and Economical Cooperation (ITEC) programme. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
78) Which of the following member countries of commonwealth organisation announced suspending of funding to the commonwealth over rotating chair Sri Lanka's alleged rights abuses? View Explanation
(1)  India
(2)  Singapore
(3)  Pakistan
(4)  Canada
(5)  None of these
79) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. Myanmar started its first official census in 30 years on March 30, 2014. 2. The census has been facilitated by United Nations population fund along with its donors, who have contributed $ 65 million. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
80) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statements from the codes given below : 1. Iran and Japan signed a Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) for bilateral cooperation on environmental issues.The MoU was signed in Tokyo on April 2, 2014. 2. Under the MoU, the two countries agreed to broaden cooperation in reducing air pollution, dealing with climate change consequences are protecting ponds. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Eeither 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
81) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. Japan, on April 4, 2014, announced to cancel its next Antarctic Whaling Programme after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) of United Nations (UN) ordered on end to whaling programme of Japan. 2. Japan has decided to cancel research whaling programme in the Antarctic for the fiscal year 2014-15. But Japan will continue its research whaling programme in other areas including the northern Pacific. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Eeither 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
82) Consider the following statements and choose the correct answer from the codes given below : 1. Chinese exploration teams on April 7, 2014 drilled a 7 km deep borehole in the resource-rich Himalayan region of Tibet. 2. The drilling aimed to tap the oil and natural gas resources of the region. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
83) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. A new law legalising sale of self-testing kits for HIV came into force in United Kingdom (UK) on April 6, 2014. 2. The new law allows individuals to buy the self-testing kits available on shops and self-diagnose for HIV at home itself. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
84) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. Rwanda, on April 7, 2014, marked the 20th Anniversary of the beginning of devastating 100-day genocide. 2. The Rwandan genocide was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi and moderate Hutu in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
85) Consider the following statements and choose the correct answer from the codes given below : 1. Power Grid Corporation of India Limited. (PGCIL) and Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) on April 16, 2014 decided to conduct a joint feasibility study for exporting 100 MW power to Bangladesh from gas-fired Palatana power plant in Tripura. 2. Since October, 2013, India exports 500 MW power to Bangladesh through India-Bangladesh Grid Inter connectivity at the Bahrampur- Behramara. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
86) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. Abdelaziz Bouteflika won the presidential elections for the fourth time consecutively in Algeria on April 18, 2014. 2. He belongs to National Liberation Front Party. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Neither 1 nor 2
(5)  None of these
87) Consider the following statements : 1. Russia, Ukraine and West (US and European Union) signed a surprise deal to ease Ukrainian crisis. The deal was signed in Geneva on April 17, 2014. 2. The agreement also called on all sided to avoid from violence, intimidation and provocation and to reject extremism in all sides. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
88) Which among the following two cities have been chosen by Indian Railway for creation of 'Green Curtains'? View Explanation
(1)  Surat and Lucknow
(2)  Delhi and Mumbai
(3)  Agra and Jaipur
(4)  Bengaluru and Mysore
(5)  None of these
89) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. Indian Railways launched a portal, RAIL SAVER on April 15, 2014 with an aim to improve energy efficiency in Indian Railways. 2. This initiative in form of RAILSAVER that will facilitate railways in saving energy up to 15% by the year 2020. View Explanation
(1)   Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
90) Consider the following statements : 1. Admiral Robin K. Dhowan, on April 17, 2014, took over as the '22nd Chief of Indian Navy. 2. He is a successor of Admiral DK Joshi, who resigned on February 26, 2014, taking moral responsibility of the accident on INS-Sindhuratna in Mumbai. 3. DK Joshi was the first Defence Force Chief to resign, since independence. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
91) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), on April 18, 2014, sought a report from the Health Ministry on the action taken to stop the use of calcium carbide in the country. Calcium carbide is mainly used in View Explanation
(1)  production of gutkha
(2)  artificial fruit ripening
(3)  reduction of fat content in baking products
(4)  preparation of convenience foods
(5)  None of these
92) Which among the following has become the first state in the country to declare all election booths in the coming Lok Sabha polls as no smoking zones? View Explanation
(1)  Kerala
(2)  Haryana
(3)  Gujarat
(4)  Jammu & Kashmir
(5)  None of these
93) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. Union government, on April 2, 2014, appointed DK Pathak as the new Director General of the Border Security Force (BSE). 2. R. Gandhi has been appointed as the Deputy Governor of the RBI on April 3, 2014 for a period of three years. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
94) Consider the following statements 1. President of India, on April 11, 2014, appointed Justice RM Lodha as new Chief Justice of India. 2. He is the 41st Chief Justice of India. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Eeither 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
95) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statements from the codes given below : 1. The Supreme Court, on April 1, 2014, directed the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to furnish records related to the inclusion of Jats in Other Backward Class (OBC) category. 2. The 9 states which were permitted to include Jats in OBC list are Bihar, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
96) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. The Union Home Ministry, on April 13, 2014, for the first time approved the recruitment of young women as combat officers in Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). 2. It is the second largest border guarding force. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
97) Which among the following states is the first to issue 'Soil Health Cards' for every land farmers? View Explanation
(1)  Andhra Pradesh
(2)  Rajasthan
(3)  Kerala
(4)  Gujarat
(5)  None of these
98) Consider the following statements and choose the correct answer from the codes given below : 1. Government of India extended the Tourist Visa-on-Arrival Scheme to the citizens of the South Korea with effect from April 15, 2014. 2. The Visa-on-Arrival Scheme holds validity for maximum of 30 days with single entry facility. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
99) Consider the following statements : 1. The World Health Organisation (WHO), on March 27, 2014, certified India as a Polio Free country. 2. This action of WHO made India one of the 11 countries of South-East Region to be free from polio virus. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
100) Following Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region, NATO suspended all practical civilian and military co-operation with Russia recently. Which of the following nations is NOT a member of the 28-nation military alliance headquartered at Brussels? View Explanation
(1)  Slovenia
(2)  Ukraine
(3)  Iceland
(4)  Estonia
(5)  Albania
101) Who among the following has been appointed the Secretary of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) recently? View Explanation
(1)  Saurabh Chandra
(2)  Ruma Pal
(3)  Amitabh Kant
(4)  Vivek Rae
(5)  None of these
102) For the Rio Olympics 2016, the Brazilian authorities have unveiled an infrastructure budget of around USD 10.76 bn which in its local currency will be 24.1 billion. Identify the Brazilian currency? View Explanation
(1)  Brazilian dollar
(2)  Brazilian Real
(3)  Brazilian Peso
(4)  Brazilian Nuevo
(5)  None of these
103) Which of the following pairs of players and sports they are associated with is NOT matched correctly? View Explanation
(1)  Sanam Singh -Archery
(2)  Sharath Kamal - Table tennis
(3)  Narain Karthikeyan - Motor racing
(4)  Ashwini Ponnappa — Badminton
(5)  None of the above
104) Sonia Gandhi, Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi have been named among top 5 in the list of 100 Most Influential Asian People of 2014 published by Asian Awards Ltd recently. Who among the following tops the list? View Explanation
(1)  ParkGuen-Hye
(2)  Pranab Mukherjee
(3)  Xi Jinping
(4)  Ban ki moon
(5)  ShinzoAbe
105) Who among the following has been conferred the Dada saheb Phalke Award for the year 2013 ? He is the 45th winner of the Dada Saheb Phalke Award, conferred by the Govt of India for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema. View Explanation
(1)  AshaBhosle
(2)  Naseeruddin Shah
(3)  JavedAkhtar
(4)  Sampooran Singh Kalra (Gulzar)
(5)  None of these
106) Which of the following is NOT considered a part of time and demand liabilities of the banks for the purpose of cash reserve ratio (CRR)? View Explanation
(1)  Paid-up capital
(2)  Fixed deposit
(3)  Savings deposit
(4)  Recurring deposit
(5)  None of these
107) What does letter 'A' denote in the term LAP? View Explanation
(1)  Adequacy
(2)  Addition
(3)  Adjustment
(4)  Advance
(5)  Accreditation
108) Dada Saheb Phalke awardee VK Murthy passed away recently. He was a renowned View Explanation
(1)  cinematographer
(2)  story writer
(3)  composer
(4)  lyrist
(5)  actor
109) What is the expanded form of the term CAGR? View Explanation
(1)  Calculated Annual Growth Rate
(2)  Compounded Annual Growth Rate
(3)  Corresponding Annual Growth Rate
(4)  Corrected Annual Growth Rate
(5)  Comparative Annual Growth Rate
110) Which of the following public sector lenders sold Rs.3,500 cr of its non-performing assets (NPAs) to asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) recently? The move came after a push from the Reserve Bank of India in this regard. View Explanation
(1)  Indian Overseas Bank
(2)  State Batik of India
(3)  UCO Bank
(4)  Bank of India
(5)  Punjab National Bank
111) Which of the following states has been ranked on top among the country's 20 largest states in "Economic Freedom of the States of India" report 2013? The annually published report estimated economic freedom based on data for 2013. View Explanation
(1)  Madhya Pradesh
(2)  Haryana
(3)  Kerala
(4)  Gujarat
(5)  Tamil Nadu
112) The issue of fresh securities by an unlisted company for the first time is called View Explanation
(1)  Exchange Traded Fund
(2)  Initial Public Offering
(3)  Rights issue
(4)  Follow-on Public Offering
(5)  None of these
113) In which of the following types of banking, the banks offer all types of financial services to expand their business? View Explanation
(1)  Narrow banking
(2)  Social banking
(3)  Universal banking
(4)  Wholesale banking
(5)  Retail banking
114) Who is the winner of the 2014 edition of the Templeton Prize? View Explanation
(1)  JanSokol
(2)  DominikDuka
(3)  Tomas Halik
(4)  Miloslav Vlk
(5)  None of these
115) The READ (Read-Engage-Achieve-Dream) initiative, aimed at improving the reading skills of primary school children in the country, is launched by agencies of India and which of the following countries recently? View Explanation
(1)  South Korea
(2)  China
(3)  Japan
(4)  US
(5)  Singapore
116) Soma Mondal has been appointed the new Director (Commercial) of which of the following Navratna PSUs recently? She is the first woman employee of the company to be elevated to the post of director. 1) Bharat Electronics Limited 2) National Aluminium Company Limited 3) Shipping Corporation of India Limited 41 Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited 5) Oil India Limited ANS:2View Explanation
(1)  Bharat Electronics Limited
(2)  National Aluminium Company Limited
(3)  Shipping Corporation of India Limited
(4)  Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited
(5)  Oil India Limited
117) In the context of banking sector, DRT is associated with View Explanation
(1)  Recurring deposits
(2)  Loan recovery
(3)  Deposit insurance
(4)  Demand and time liabilities of banks
(5)  None of these
118) Who among the following has been honoured by Queen Elizabeth with a QBE (Knight Grand Cross), one of UK's highest civilian awards, recently? View Explanation
(1)  Anil Agarwal
(2)  AzimPremji
(3)  Ratan Naval Tata
(4)  Mukesh Ambani
(5)  Lakshmi Mittal
119) Who among the following is the winner of the 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix formula one championships? View Explanation
(1)  Nico Rosberg
(2)  Nico Hulkenberg
(3)  Lewis Hamilton
(4)  Daniel Ricciardo
(5)  Sergio Perez
120) SBI Life Insurance is a joint venture between State Bank of India (SBI) and which of the following international insurance companies? View Explanation
(1)  BNP Paribas Assurance
(2)  AEGON
(3)  Munich Re Group
(4)  ING
(5)  American International Group (AIG)
121) Which of the following is NOT a part of the prudent guidelines issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)? View Explanation
(1)  Loan recovery rules
(2)  Income recognition
(3)  Provisioning requirements
(4)  Capital Adequacy
(5)  None of these
122) Which of the following associate banks has been merged into State Bank of India (SBI)? View Explanation
(1)  State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur
(2)  State Bank of Hyderabad
(3)  State Bank of Indore
(4)  State Bank of Patiala
(5)  State Bank of Travancore
123) Every year the World Health Day is observed on which of the following dates? View Explanation
(1)  2 Apr
(2)  4 Apr
(3)  7 Apr
(4)  8 Apr
(5)  12 Apr
124) Who among the following emerged winner of the inaugural Tata Tl Prima Truck Racing Championships held at the Buddh International Circuit recently? View Explanation
(1)  David Jenkins
(2)  Mathew Summerfield
(3)  Stuart Oliver
(4)  Matt Allison
(5)  None of these
125) India has become net exporter of which of the following items in 2013-14 after a gap of six years? The exports of the item by India during the last fiscal stood at 5.59 million tonnes (MT), as against imports of 5.44 MT. View Explanation
(1)  Aluminium
(2)  Steel
(3)  Copper
(4)  Coal
(5)  Cement
126) The Indian Navy participated in the multilateral, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) exercise, dubbed Komodo 2014, held from 28 Mar to 3 Apr in which of the following countries? View Explanation
(1)  Indonesia
(2)  Japan
(3)  South Korea
(4)  Russia
(5)  China
127) Which of the following countries has been suspended from the powerful G8 grouping recently? View Explanation
(1)  Italy
(2)  Germany
(3)  Russia
(4)  Canada
(5)  None of these
128) What is India's ranking in the 'Women in Politics Map 2014' released by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women recently? View Explanation
(1)  24th
(2)  42nd
(3)  73rd
(4)  92nd
(5)  None of these
129) The Parliament, in 2010, passed the State Bank of India (Amendment) Bill providing for reduction of govt equity in the bank to what per cent? With the passing of this Bill, decks were cleared for the bank to raise fresh funds from the capital market. View Explanation
(1)  51 per cent
(2)  55 per cent
(3)  59 per cent
(4)  61 per cent
(5)  65 per cent
130) Who is the author of the book 12 Years a Slave? View Explanation
(1)  Simon Deriyer
(2)  Solomon Northup
(3)  Sam Miller
(4)  Robert Nickelsberg
(5)  Hasan Suroor
131) IRV 2020 programme has been launched by WHO-India, with an aim to protect and increase the population of which of the following threatened species? View Explanation
(1)  Vultures
(2)  Indian Bustard
(3)  Island Canary
(4)  One-horned Rhinoceros
(5)  None of these
132) When relatively high-cost debt is replaced with that of lower-cost borrowing to take advantage of falling interest rates, it is called View Explanation
(1)  amortisation
(2)  credit management
(3)  debt replacement
(4)  debt swap
(5)  None of these
133) The Society for Worldwide Inter bank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) operates a worldwide financial messaging network which exchanges messages between banks and other financial institutions. It is established as a cooperative society under the law of which of the following countries? View Explanation
(1)  Spain
(2)  Belgium
(3)  France
(4)  Germany
(5)  Sweden
134) Which of the following teams has won the women's 2014 ICC World T20 recently? View Explanation
(1)  India
(2)  Sri Lanka
(3)  England
(4)  Australia
(5)  None of these
135) Which of the following bodies releases Exchange Control Manual from time to time in the context of foreign exchange in India? View Explanation
(1)  FIPP
(2)  CCI
(3)  SEBI
(4)  RBI
(5)  None of these
136) In a move that aims at encouraging inflows of long-term overseas fund, the capital market regulator Sebi has restricted foreign investors (FIIs and QFIs) from buying govt securities having maturity of less than View Explanation
(1)  one year
(2)  two years
(3)  three years
(4)  four years
(5)  five years
137) Every bank in India has to maintain, at the close of business every day, a minimum proportion of their net demand and time liabilities as liquid assets in the form of cash, gold and un-encumbered approved securities. The ratio of liquid assets to demand and time liabilities is known as View Explanation
(1)  Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR)
(2)  Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR)
(3)  Reverse Repo
(4)  Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAP)
(5)  Excess reserves
138) Which of the following teams has won the 2014 Deodhar Trophy recently? View Explanation
(1)  North Zone
(2)  West Zone
(3)  Central Zone
(4)  South Zone
(5)  None of these
139) Who among the following won the men's singles title of the India Super Series Badminton held in New Delhi recently? View Explanation
(1)  Lee Chong Wei
(2)  Chen Long
(3)  Peter Gade
(4)  Taufik Hidayat
(5)  Lin Dan
140) Which of the following is NOT an intangible asset? View Explanation
(1)  Patents
(2)  Trademarks
(3)  Copyrights
(4)  Goodwill
(5)  None of these
141) Jens Stoltenberg will take over as new Secretary General of the 28-nation military alliance NATO in Oct this year. He is the former premier of which of the following countries? View Explanation
(1)  Denmark
(2)  Norway
(3)  Croatia
(4)  Bulgaria
(5)  Belgium
142) Name the Indian shooter who clinched the World's Number One spot in 10 metres air pistol event in the recent rankings released by International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) recently. View Explanation
(1)  Shagun Chowdhary
(2)  Anjali Bhagwat
(3)  Heena Sidhu
(4)  Annu Raj Singh
(5)  None of these
143) When a mutual company owned by its users/members converts into a company owned by shareholders, it is called: View Explanation
(1)  Re-mutualisation
(2)  Demutualisation
(3)  Re-materialisation
(4)  Dematerialisation
(5)  None of these
144) The Supreme Court, in its recent verdict, has held that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is empowered to audit which of the following types of companies as they held national wealth? View Explanation
(1)  Telecommunication Companies
(2)  Infrastructure companies
(3)  Cement manufacturers
(4)  Airlines
(5)  None of these
145) Which of the following is considered by banks as a risky form of lending? View Explanation
(1)  Education loan
(2)  Loan against property
(3)  Credit card
(4)  Housing loan
(5)  None of these
146) RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan announced the bi¬monthly monetary policy review on 1 Apr. Which of the following is NOT a highlight of the RBI monetary policy review? View Explanation
(1)  Short-term lending (Repo) rate unchanged at 8 pc.
(2)  Cash reserve ratio (CRR) unchanged at 4 pc.
(3)  Economic growth for 2014-15 expected in the range of 5-6pc.
(4)  CAD expected to come down to 2 pc of GDP in 2013-14.
(5)  None of these
147) STCI Finance Limited was promoted in May 1994 with the objective of fostering an active secondary market in Govt of India securities and public sector bonds by which of the following bodies? View Explanation
(1)  IRDA
(2)  SEBI
(3)  RBI
(4)  IBA
(5)  None of these
148) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced to release the REER based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) only from the financial year that began on 1 Apr. Expand the term REER. View Explanation
(1)  Real External Exchange Rate
(2)  Real Established Exchange Rate
(3)  Real Effective Exchange Rate
(4)  Real Effective Exchange Ratio
(5)  None of these
149) According to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) report, India's GDP is poised to grow at what per cent in 2014-15 on the back of improved performance in industry and services? View Explanation
(1)  4 per cent
(2)  4.5 per cent
(3)  5 per cent
(4)  5.5 per cent
(5)  6 per cent
150) Which of the following taglines is NOT associated with the State Bank of India (SBI)? View Explanation
(1)  Pure banking, nothing else
(2)  The name you can bank upon
(3)  A bank of the common man
(4)  The banker to every Indian
(5)  With you all the way
151) Which of the following drug makers has announced to acquire Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd for $3.2 bn in the biggest ever Indian pharma deal, creating the world's fifth largest generic drug manufacturer recently? View Explanation
(1)  Sun Pharmaceuticals
(2)  Reckitt Benckiser
(3)  Glaxo SmithKline
(4)  Daiichi Sankyo
(5)  None of these
152) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has capped the Ways and Means Advances (WMA) limit for the Central Govt in the first half of the new financial year 2014-15 at View Explanation
(1)  Rs.25,000cr
(2)  Rs.30,000cr
(3)  Rs.35,000cr
(4)  Rs.40,000cr
(5)  Rs.45,000cr
153) Who among the following won the men's singles title of the 2014 Miami Masters? View Explanation
(1)  Rafael Nadal
(2)  Roger Federer
(3)  Novak Djokovic
(4)  Stanislas Wawrinka
(5)  Juan Martin del Potro
154) World Health Day is celebrated on 7 Apr every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and each year a theme is selected that high lights a priority area of public health. The theme for 2014 is View Explanation
(1)  Make every mother and child count
(2)  Vector-borne diseases: small bite, big threat
(3)  Working together for health
(4)  Good health adds life to years
(5)  Healthy heart beat, Healthy blood pressure
155) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has granted "in-principle" approvals to which of the following financial companies to start new private banks recently? View Explanation
(1)  IDFC Ltd
(2)  Bandhan Financial Services
(3)  India Post
(4)  All the above
(5)  Only 1) and 2)
156) According to the survey of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), India's economy is likely to grow at what per cent in 2014-15? View Explanation
(1)  3.5 per cent
(2)  4.5 per cent
(3)  5 per cent
(4)  5.5 per cent
(5)  6 per cent
157) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the second of the seven satellites planned for Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS) recently. Which of the following pairs of countries/groups and their satellite navigation systems is NOT matched correctly? View Explanation
(1)  US-GPS
(2)  Russia -RNS
(3)  Europe-Galileo
(4)  China-Beidou
(5)  Japan - Quasi Zenith Satellite System
158) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the second of the seven satellites planned for Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS) recently. (A) Its applications include terrestrial and marine navigation, disaster management, vehicle tracking and fleet management. (B) It is being developed to provide service to users in the country as well as the region extending up to 150 km from its boundary. (C) Two more satellites for IRNSS would be launched before the end of 2014 and, with four satellites in their positions, the IRNSS could start functioning. Which of the above statements is/are correct about IRNSS? View Explanation
(1)  Only (A)
(2)  Only (B)
(3)  Only (C)
(4)  Only (A) and (B)
(5)  Only (A) and (C)
159) Which of the following firms has been authorised by the RBI recently to set up, own and operate 9,000 white-label ATMs in the next three years in rural India? View Explanation
(1)  India Infoline
(2)  IFCI Ltd
(3)  Srei Infrastructure Finance
(4)  Bajaj Finance Ltd
(5)  Aditya Birla Nuvo
160) Global remittance flows to India witnessed a sharp surge to approx $70 bn in 2013. Which of the following states in India is the top recipient, contributing 33 per cent to the total remittances into the country, as revealed by the World Bank data? View Explanation
(1)  Rajasthan
(2)  Karnataka
(3)  Kerala
(4)  Maharashtra
(5)  Gujarat
161) Who has authored the book titled Urban Villager? View Explanation
(1)  Pallavi Aiyar
(2)  Vandana Vasudevan
(3)  Mukul Kesavan
(4)  Sidharth Bhatia
(5)  Malvika Singh
162) In view of deteriorating asset quality of PSBs and their rating downgrades, the RBI has recommended the Centre to reduce its holdings in these banks. Under the Banking Regulation Act, the govt has to hold at least what per cent stake in public sector banks? View Explanation
(1)  26 per cent
(2)  49 per cent
(3)  51 per cent
(4)  74 per cent
(5)  80 per cent
163) The present definition of wilful default was adopted by the RBI on the recommendation of which of the following committees? View Explanation
(1)  KC Chakrabarty Committee
(2)  C Rangarajan Committee
(3)  SS Kohli Committee
(4)  HR Khan Committee
(5)  None of these
164) Which of the following is NOT a banking-related term? View Explanation
(1)  SWIFT
(2)  CAMELS
(3)  TRIPS
(4)  CAR
(5)  STRIPS
165) As per the data available with Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) have made net inflows of nearly_________in the Indian stocks during fiscal year 2013-14. View Explanation
(1)  Rs.60,000cr
(2)  Rs.70,000cr
(3)  Rs.80,000cr
(4)  Rs.90,000cr
(5)  Rs.1,00,000 cr
166) Who is the author of the recently published book titled The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh? View Explanation
(1)  Nidhi Razdan
(2)  Sanjaya Baru
(3)  Vinod Dua
(4)  Vikram Chandra
(5)  Pankaj Pachauri
167) Which of the following brands has been declared India's most valuable brand with a value of USD 21.1 bn in 2014? View Explanation
(1)  Indian Oil
(2)  Reliance Industries
(3)  Airtel
(4)  Tata group
(5)  SBI
168) In a revamp of the cricket establishment BCCI, the Supreme Court handed it over to who among the following during the upcoming IPL7? View Explanation
(1)  Kapil Dev
(2)  Sunil Gavaskar
(3)  Ravi Shastri
(4)  Rahul Dravid
(5)  None of these
169) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has fined which of the following IT giants Rs.1 cr "for failure to comply with the directions given by the director general (DG) seeking information and documents"? View Explanation
(1)  Facebook
(2)  Google
(3)  Twitter
(4)  LinkedIn
(5)  Yahoo
170) The finance ministry has proposed significant changes to the Direct Taxes Code (DTC) Bill. Which of the following is/are correct in this regard? (A) A 35% tax on those earning more than Rs.10 cr. (B) A company will be liable to tax on indirect transfers if 50% of its global assets are in India. (C) The revised code proposes to replace the Income Tax Act of 1961.View Explanation
(1)  Only (A)
(2)  Only (B)
(3)  Only (C)
(4)  Only (A) and (C)
(5)  All (A), (B) and (C)
171) Which of the following teams won the women's title of the 64th National Basketball Championships recently? View Explanation
(1)  Chhattisgarh
(2)  Railways
(3)  Tamil Nadu
(4)  Punjab
(5)  None of these
172) Who among the following has been appointed the next Chief Justice of India? View Explanation
(1)  Justice TS Thakur
(2)  Justice AK Patnaik
(3)  Justice RM Lodha
(4)  Justice HL Dattu
(5)  Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan
173) Who among the following has been appointed the chairman of the Financial Planning Standards Board India (FPSB)? FPSB is the professional standards setting body for financial planners. View Explanation
(1)  Dhirendra Swarup
(2)  BN Srikrishna
(3)  AR Lakshmanan
(4)  Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud
(5)  None of these
174) Amnesty International released the Global Death Penalty Report 2013 in London recently. Which of the following countries tops the list of leading executioners during the period of 2007-2013? View Explanation
(1)  USA
(2)  Saudi Arabia
(3)  Iraq
(4)  Iran
(5)  China
175) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recommended reforms in PSBs aimed at robust corporate governance practices in these banks. Which of the following is NOT correct in this regard? View Explanation
(1)  Splitting chairman and managing director's post
(2)  RBI and govt should withdraw from boards.
(3)  Chief executives should be given 5-year terms.
(4)  In case of frauds, banks' boards and senior managements should be held accountable and a branch-level official should not be made scapegoat.
(5)  None of these
176) Which of the following teams won the 4th Hockey India men's National Championships recently? View Explanation
(1)  Railways
(2)  Air India
(3)  Comptroller and Auditor General of India XI
(4)  Punjab
(5)  None of these
177) Doha Bank, which got permission from the Reserve Bank of India (RBp to qnen the branch in Dec 2013,, is all set to open its first branch in which of the following cities? View Explanation
(1)  Mumbai
(2)  New Delhi
(3)  Hyderabad
(4)  Thiruvananthapuram
(5)  Chennai
178) The RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan announced the bi-monthly monetary policy review on 1 Apr. Which of the following is/are NOT a highlight of the RBI monetary policy review? View Explanation
(1)  Retail inflation expected to be above 9 pc in 2014.
(2)  RBI advised banks not to charge penalty for failure to maintain minimum balance in inoperative account.
(3)  The next bi-monthly monetary policy review is scheduled for 3 Jun.
(4)  All the above
(5)  Only 2) and 3)
179) Which of the following states has become the first state in the country to declare all election booths in the Lok Sabha polls as no-smoking zones? View Explanation
(1)  Delhi
(2)  Gujarat
(3)  Odisha
(4)  Jammu & Kashmir
(5)  Kerala
180) Which of the following risks is associated with failure of internal process of a bank or business organisation? View Explanation
(1)  Credit risk
(2)  Operational risk
(3)  Procedural risk
(4)  Settlement risk
(5)  None of these
181) Which of the following states has emerged as the number one investment destination in the country with cumulative investment proposals of Rs.14,73,466 cr as on Dec 2013 as shown in an analysis by the industry body Assocham? View Explanation
(1)  Karnataka
(2)  Odisha
(3)  Maharashtra
(4)  Gujarat
(5)  Andhra Pradesh
182) The Reserve Bank of India has extended the timeline for full implementation of the Basel III capital regulations by a year to View Explanation
(1)  31 Mar 2018
(2)  31 Mar 2019
(3)  31 Mar 2020
(4)  31 Mar 2021
(5)  31 Mar 2022
183) The Sports Ministry has derecognised which of the following sports associations with immediate effect after it refused to comply with ministry's directives? View Explanation
(1)  Indian Amateur Boxing Federation
(2)  Badminton Association of India
(3)  All India Tennis Association
(4)  Archery Association of India
(5)  None of these
184) The Supreme Court has directed Lee Kun-hee to appear before a Ghaziabad court in a USD 1.4 mn cheating case filed against him. He is the present chairman of which of the following leading electronic companies? View Explanation
(1)  Panasonic
(2)  Sony
(3)  Samsung
(4)  LG
(5)  Nokia
185) The first unit of coal-based Kalisindh Super Thermal Power Plant commenced power generation in Jhalawar district in which of the following states recently? View Explanation
(1)  Madhya Pradesh
(2)  Rajasthan
(3)  Gujarat
(4)  Maharashtra
(5)  Punjab
186) Karim Massimov has been appointed the new Prime Minister of which of the following countries after Serik Akhmetov resigned recently? View Explanation
(1)  Kazakhstan
(2)  Kyrgyzstan
(3)  Tajikistan
(4)  Afghanistan
(5)  None of these
187) The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ratified the gold medal (upgraded from silver medal) of the Indian athlete Anju Bobby George recently. She is associated with View Explanation
(1)  long jump
(2)  triple jump
(3)  pole vault
(4)  discus throw
(5)  None of these
188) India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed Prithvi II missile recently. Which of the following is/are true about the missile? (A) It is a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface missile with a range of 350 km. (B) It is the first missile to be developed by DRDO under the country's prestigious Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme. (C) It is thrust by liquid-propulsion twin engines and uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory. View Explanation
(1)  All the above
(2)  Only (A)
(3)  Only (B)
(4)  Only (A) and (B)
(5)  Only (A) and (C)
189) Name the Rajya Sabha MP who has been indicted by a US jury in an alleged international conspiracy to bribe state and central govt officials in India to allow mining of titanium minerals. View Explanation
(1)  KVP Ramachandra Rao
(2)  GV Harsha Kumar
(3)  SPY Reddy
(4)  K Keshava Rao
(5)  T Subbarami Reddy
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