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JUNE 1 : Global Day of Parents
This Day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents across the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice to nurture the relationship. It was adopted on September 17,2012 to honour parents throughout the world.

JUNE 5 :World Environment Day
It is celebrated every year to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth.
It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The first World Environment Day was celebrated in 1973. The 2014 theme for World Environment Day will focus on 'Small Islands and Climate Change'.

JUNE 8 : World Oceans  Day
World Oceans Day on June 8 the is a time to remember the life-giving role of oceans. The weather, climate, coastlines, the food we eat, and even the oxygen in the air that we breathe, are all regulated by the oceans. Yet our oceans and their resources are being destroyed as they face pressure from various types of pollution and over I'd look ration.
  To raise awareness for the need to protect and conserve our oceans, the UN declared June 8th to be World Oceans Day.

JUNE 12 :World Day against Child Labour
This Day brings together governments, employers and workers organisations, civil society, as well as millions people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) launched the World Day against Child Labour in 2002. For the year 2014 the theme is Extend Social Protection : Combat Child Labour

June 14 : World Blood Donor Day
World Blood Donor Day, established in 2004, is one of the eight official public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Theme for this year's World Blood Day campaign is Safe Blood for Saving Mothers.

JUNE 17 : World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought
It has been established that droughts are becoming more common and also that desertification is also rising. The term 'desertification' refers to the process by which fertile land becomes desert, as a result of drought deforestation, or poor agricultural practices.
  The world's deserts expand and contract in response to natural changes in climatic conditions, but desertification is a phenomenon caused by human activities. It is important that steps must be taken to prevent desertification, and to help areas that have been struck by drought to recover. To highlight the ways in which this can be done, the United Nations has declared June 17th as World Da to Combat Desertification And Drought.

JUNE 20 : World Refugee Day
World Refugee Day was established by the UN to honour the courage, strength and determination of wemen, men and children who are forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict, and violence. It is observed on the 20th of June every year.

JUNE 21 : World Music Day
World Music Day is celebrated in more than 430 cities and 110 countries around the globe on 21st June. The Day also known as Fete de LA Musique, originated in1982 in France, and since then, it has been celebrated every year as World Music Day.
       This day also serve to promote peace and goodwill on Earth through music, the universal language. In addition, the United Nations believes that whosoever is involved in the music profession should surely be respected.

1) A market where investors purchase securities or assets from other investors, rather than from issuing companies themselves, is known as View Explanation
(1)  Primary Market
(2)  Secondary Market
(3)  Tertiary Market
(4)  Services Market
(5)  None of these
2) One of the primary functions of the RBI is to control the supply as well as the cost of credit in the country. One of the tools it uses for the purpose is Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR). Which of the following statements is/are NOT correct about CRR? View Explanation
(1)  Under CRR a certain percentage of the total bank deposits has to be kept in the current account with the RBI.
(2)  Banks do not earn anything on the money parked under CRR.
(3)  Banks are allowed to lend the money parked under CRR to individual borrowers but not to commercial borrowers.
(4)  The current CRR is 4 per cent.
(5)  None of these
3) According to a paper published recently in the journal Climate Dynamics, the Indus basin is projected to warm with average temperatures set to increase by around _ by 2080. View Explanation
(1)  0.5°C
(2)  1° C
(3)  2o C
(4)  3°C
(5)  4°C
4) Which of the following is NOT a negotiable instrument? View Explanation
(1)  National Savings Certificate
(2)  Promissory note
(3)  Bill of exchange
(4)  Demand draft
(5)  Cheque
5) Under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme, all resident individuals, including minors, arc allowed to freely remit up to USD 125,000 per financial year. Remittances directly or indirectly to which of the following countries is NOT allowed under the scheme? View Explanation
(1)  Sri Lanka
(2)  Afghanistan
(3)  China
(4)  Bhutan
(5)  None of these
6) As per the provisions of the RBI Act, what is the highest-denomination banknote that the central bank can issue? View Explanation
(1)  Rs.1000
(2)  Rs.2000
(3)  Rs.5000
(4)  Rs.10000
(5)  Rs.20000
7) What is the meaning of a scheduled bank? View Explanation
(1)  The bank incorporated under the Banking Companies Act 1956
(2)  The bank authorised to do banking functions
(3)  The bank included in the Second Schedule of the RBI Act 1934
(4)  The bank functioning under the provisions of the Banking Regulation Act 1949
(5)  None of these
8) While participating in some international organisations and international events, the name Chinese Taipei is used by View Explanation
(1)  Taiwan
(2)  Hong Kong
(3)  Tibet
(4)  Mongolia
(5)  None of these
9) Gilt funds are mutual fund schemes floated by asset management companies (AMCs) with exclusive investments in View Explanation
(1)  Govt securities
(2)  Blue-chip companies
(3)  Foreign market
(4)  IT companies
(5)  None of these
10) Who among the following is the present President of the World Bank? View Explanation
(1)  Margaret Chan
(2)  Robert Zoellick
(3)  Ophelia Dahl
(4)  JimYongKim
(5)  Paul Farmer
11) Some Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) are said to be systemically important NBFCs. For being a systemically important NBFC, its asset size as per last audited balance sheet should be_______or more. View Explanation
(1)  Rs.100cr
(2)  Rs.200cr
(3)  Rs.500cr
(4)  Rs.1000cr
(5)  None of these
12) A Banking Ombudsman will not entertain a complaint if the compensation sought by the complainant is beyond View Explanation
(1)  Rs.2 1akh
(2)  Rs.5 1akh
(3)  Rs.10 1akh
(4)  Rs.20 1akh
(5)  Rs.50 1akh
13) The Banking Ombudsman is a senior official who redresses customer complaints against deficiency in certain banking services. Banking Ombudsman is appointed by View Explanation
(1)  the Reserve Bank of India
(2)  the Finance Ministry
(3)  the Governor of the state
(4)  the High Court of the state
(5)  None of these
14) Which of the following is NOT correct with respect to Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR), a tool used by the RBI? View Explanation
(1)  It is the amount a commercial bank needs to maintain in the form of cash or gold or govt approved securities (Bonds) before providing credit to its customers.
(2)  It is determined and maintained by the RBI in order to control the expansion of bank credit.
(3)  The RBI can ensure the solvency of a commercial bank with SLR.
(4)  The RBI compels the commercial banks to lend to priority sector through SLR.
(5)  None of these
15) Which of the following does the DICGC insure in the event of a bank failure? View Explanation
(1)  Deposits of foreign Govts
(2)  Deposits of Central/State Govts
(3)  Inter-bank deposits
(4)  Deposits of the State Land Development Banks with the State Cooperative banks
(5)  None of these
16) What is the maximum number of the 'Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account' that an individual can maintain with a bank? View Explanation
(1)  One
(2)  Two
(3)  Three
(4)  Five
(5)  Any number of accounts
17) Which of the following banks is NOT insured by the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC)? View Explanation
(1)  Branches of foreign banks functioning in India
(2)  Local area banks and regional rural banks
(3)  Primary cooperative societies
(4)  Private sector banks
(5)  None of these
18) What is India's ranking in the latest annual ranking of the Global Peace Index? View Explanation
(1)  161st
(2)  154th
(3)  143rd
(4)  134th
(5)  None of these
19) Which of the following pairs of international institutions and their heads is NOT correctly, matched? View Explanation
(1)  World Bank-Jim YongKim
(2)  IMF - Christine Lagarde
(3)  ADB - Haruhiko Kuroda
(4)  UN - Ban Ki-moon
(5)  None of these
20) Which of the following industrial groups in India has announced to invest Rs.1.8 lakh cr ($30 bn) across businesses over the next three years with an aim to break into the Fortune 50 club? View Explanation
(1)  Tata Group
(2)  RIL
(3)  BhartiAirtel
(4)  Essar Group
(5)  None of these
21) Open Market Operations (OMOs) are among the measures taken by the RBI to control credit expansion in the economy. OMOs mean View Explanation
(1)  Auction of precious metals
(2)  Sale or purchase of short-or long-term govt securities
(3)  Issuance of different types of bonds
(4)  Facilitating direct finance to borrowers
(5)  None of these
22) Star series banknotes refer to which of the following? View Explanation
(1)  Currency notes with defective printing
(2)  Banknotes with an asterisk printed on them
(3)  Banknotes used to replace defectively printed banknotes
(4)  Banknotes used to replace old banknotes
(5)  None of these
23) Sri Lankan parliament overwhelmingly voted not to allow which of the following recently? View Explanation
(1)  Voting rights to the minority Tamil community
(2)  The foreign assistance in building infrastructure in devastated Tamil-majority areas
(3)  The UNHRC team into the country to investigate alleged human rights abuses during the last phase of the civil war against the LTTE
(4)  Opening up different sectors of country's economy to the foreign direct investment (FDI)
(5)  None of these
24) The delivery of financial services at affordable costs to sections of disadvantaged and low-income segments of society is known as View Explanation
(1)  financial exclusion
(2)  financial inclusion
(3)  financial stability
(4)  poverty alleviation
(5)  None of these
25) The capital markets regulator SEBI cleared a slew of reforms recently. Which of the following is NOT among these reforms? View Explanation
(1)  It has made it mandatory for all listed PSUs to have at least 25 per cent public shareholding within three years.
(2)  It proposed easing of the Offer For Sale (OFS) norms wherein retail investors would be provided with 10 per cent reservation.
(3)  Non-promoters with more than 10 per cent stake in the company would be allowed to tap the OFS route.
(4)  It has asked not to share KYC (Know Your Client) information with entities regulated by other financial-sector watchdogs.
(5)  None of these
26) India became a permanent member of Washington Accord (WA) recently. WA is an international agreement with the charter of promoting mobility and quality assurance of which of the following across international boundaries? View Explanation
(1)  Engineers
(2)  Doctors
(3)  Nurses
(4)  Software developers
(5)  None of these
27) Which of the following state govts has recently announced to appoint nearly 1.70 lakh Shiksha Mitras as regular primary teachers? View Explanation
(1)  Tripura
(2)  Uttar Pradesh
(3)  Bihar
(4)  Rajasthan
(5)  West Bengal
28) Which the following loans is NOT part of the loans to micro and small enterprises? View Explanation
(1)  Loans for software development
(2)  Loans to small businesses
(3)  Loans to small road transport operators
(4)  All the above
(5)  None of these
29) What does the term 'SHG' denote? It is the short form of a popular, women empowerment programme in India. View Explanation
(1)  Shree Health Group
(2)  Small Housing Group
(3)  Street Hawkers' Group
(4)  Self Help Group
(5)  None of these
30) The govt has proposed to raise Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in defence sector to 100 per cent. As of now what per cent FDI is permitted in the defence sector? View Explanation
(1)  10 per cent
(2)  15 per cent
(3)  20 per cent
(4)  26 per cent
(5)  49 per cent
31) Expand the term TARC. View Explanation
(1)  Trade Administration Reform Commission
(2)  Territorial Administration Reform Commission
(3)  Tiered Administration Reform Commission
(4)  Tax Administration Reform Commission
(5)  None of these
32) World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on which of the following dates? View Explanation
(1)  May 22
(2)  May 23
(3)  May 25
(4)  May 29
(5)  May 31
33) Who among the following is one of the four deputy governors of the Reserve Bank of India? View Explanation
(1)  R Gandhi
(2)  DK Mohanty
(3)  P VijayaBhaskar
(4)  B Mahapatra
(5)  G Padmanabhan
34) As we read in financial newspapers, services sector contribute greatly in the country's economy. Which of the following comes under services sector? View Explanation
(1)  Construction
(2)  Banking
(3)  Mining
(4)  Food processing
(5)  None of these
35) Vostro Account is an account maintained by a foreign bank with a bank in India in which of the following currencies? View Explanation
(1)  Dollar
(2)  Euro
(3)  Indian Rupee
(4)  The currency of the country the bank is based in
(5)  None of these
36) Which of the following is NOT non-tax revenue of the Govt of India? View Explanation
(1)  Aid from the US
(2)  Dividends and profits
(3)  Loans or other borrowings
(4)  Revenue from sale of state assets
(5)  Union excise duties
37) Who among the following has authored the book titled The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-141 View Explanation
(1)  Roshen Dalai
(2)  Carlotta Gall
(3)  Jo Nesbo
(4)  Donna Tartt
(5)  None of these
38) After supression of Russia from the powerful G-8 group the 2014 summit scheduled to be held in Sochi was cancelled. Thereafter G7 meeting was held on Jun 4-5 in which of the following cities? View Explanation
(1)  Frankfurt
(2)  Rome
(3)  Brussels
(4)  Hague
(5)  None of these
39) Judge MB Shah is the chairman of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up by the govt to probe black money. Who among the following is its Vice Chairman? View Explanation
(1)  Arijit Pasayat
(2)  Maninder Singh
(3)  Mohan Parasaran
(4)  Ranjit Kumar
(5)  None of these
40) A statement that summarises an economy's transactions with the rest of the world for a specified time period, is called View Explanation
(1)  Gross National Income
(2)  Balance sheet
(3)  Balance of trade
(4)  Balance of payments
(5)  None of these
41) Who among the following has been appointed the National Security Advisor (NSA) to the Prime Minister? View Explanation
(1)  RK Mathur
(2)  Ajit Doval
(3)  Anil Goswami
(4)  Arun Ramanathan
(5)  Nripendra Mishra
42) We often read about performance of core sector in financial newspapers. While talking about core sector, which of the following is NOT considered? View Explanation
(1)  Electricity
(2)  Textiles
(3)  Crude Oil
(4)  Fertilizers
(5)  None of these
43) Maya Angelou, who died recently, was one of the greatest________poets and writers. View Explanation
(1)  African American
(2)  British
(3)  Italian
(4)  French
(5)  None of these
44) The Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the bilateral relations between India and which of the following countries as 'B2B' recently? The first 'B' stands for Bharat in the term B2B. View Explanation
(1)  Bangladesh
(2)  Bhutan
(3)  Belarus
(4)  Brazil
(5)  None of these
45) BG Srinivas resigned recently as the president of which of the following leading Indian software exporters? View Explanation
(1)  TCS
(2)  Infosys
(3)  HCL
(4)  Tech Mahindra
(5)  None of these
46) The shareholders approved the re-appointment of Rana Kapoor as managing director and CEO of which of the following private sector banks operating in India recently? View Explanation
(1)  YES Bank
(2)  Federal Bank
(3)  Axis Bank
(4)  Kotak Mahindra Bank
(5)  None of these
47) Which of the following is likely to take place with increase in deposit rates? View Explanation
(1)  Higher savings
(2)  More loans
(3)  Increase in inflation
(4)  Only 1) and 2)
(5)  Only 1) and 3)
48) When we opt for a loan, generally the bank offers to repay the amount in Equated Monthly Instalments (EMIs). EMIs comprise View Explanation
(1)  only the principal
(2)  only the interest
(3)  both principal and interest
(4)  only interest for half the loan tenure and then both principal and interest
(5)  None of these
49) Who among the following has been appointed the new Solicitor General? View Explanation
(1)  Mukul Rohatgi
(2)  Maninder Singh
(3)  Mohan Parasaran
(4)  Rinjit Kumar
(5)  None of these
50) Which of the following will NOT be accepted by the bank as a valid proof of address for an individual? View Explanation
(1)  Telephone bill
(2)  Bank account statement
(3)  PAN Card
(4)  Letter from any recognized public authority
(5)  Electricity bill
51) Name the Andhra Pradesh Governor who has been given the additional charge of Telangana, the youngest state of the country which came into existence on 2 Jun. View Explanation
(1)  MCBhandare
(2)  Hansraj Bhardwaj
(3)  ESLNarasimhan
(4)  Konijeti Rosaiah
(5)  None of these
52) Which of the following agencies/organisations is responsible for compilation of data on industrial production in India? View Explanation
(1)  Central Statistics Office
(2)  National Development Council
(3)  National Testing Lab
(4)  Department of Commerce, Gol
(5)  None of these
53) Who among the following has been sworn in as the Minister of Human Resource Development? He/she is the youngest minister of the new Union Cabinet as of now. View Explanation
(1)  Radha Mohan Singh
(2)  Harsimrat Kaur Badal
(3)  Ananth Kumar
(4)  Smriti Zubin Irani
(5)  Sushma Swaraj
54) KYC is an acronym for "Know Your Customer", a term used for customer identification process. For the purpose of KYC who among following are the 'Customers of the bank' as per the RBI norms? View Explanation
(1)  A person or entity that maintains an account and/ or has a business relationship with the bank.
(2)  One on whose behalf the account is maintained (ie the beneficial owner).
(3)  Any person or entity connected with a financial transaction which can pose significant reputational or other risks to the bank.
(4)  All the above
(5)  Only 1) and 2)
55) As announced by the US President Barack Obama. recently, the US military will be completely pulled out of Afghanistan by the end of View Explanation
(1)  2015
(2)  2016
(3)  2017
(4)  2018
(5)  2020
56) The State Govt transactions are carried out by the RBI. As of now, such agreements exist between RBI and all the State Govts except View Explanation
(1)  Govt of Manipur
(2)  Govt of Sikkim
(3)  Govt of Tripura
(4)  Govt of Nagaland
(5)  None of these
57) Which of the following Acts regulates banks operating in India? View Explanation
(1)  Reserve Bank of India Act
(2)  Banking Regulation Act
(3)  Companies Act
(4)  State Bank of India Act
(5)  None of these
58) What is 'net interest income'? View Explanation
(1)  The interest earned on investments
(2)  The interest earned on advances
(3)  The difference between the interest earned and interest paid
(4)  Total interest earned from all sources
(5)  None of these
59) Which of the following institutions has been set up with an aim to boost overall rural development in India? View Explanation
(1)  SIDBI
(2)  IDB1
(4)  SEBI
(5)  None of these
60) Militant separatist group ISIS is in news for its recent activities in which of the following countries? View Explanation
(1)  Iraq
(2)  Iran
(3)  Libya
(4)  Nigeria
(5)  None of these
61) The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley chaired his first FSDC meet recently. What is the full form of FSDC? View Explanation
(1)  Financial Stability and Development Council
(2)  Financial Suitability and Development Council
(3)  Financial Steering and Development Council
(4)  Financial Stability and Diversification Council
(5)  None of these
62) Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to the warship INS Vikramaditya commissioned into the Indian Navy recently? View Explanation
(1)  The 44,500-tonne aircraft carrier carries 1,600 personnel.
(2)  With her complete stock of provisions, she is capable of sustaining herself at sea for about 90 days.
(3)  It is a modified Kiev-class aircraft carrier which was purchased by India from Russia for over Rs. 15,000 cr.
(4)  All the above
(5)  Only 1) and 3)
63) Who among the following has won the 2014 Monaco Formula One Grand Prix? View Explanation
(1)  Nico Rosberg
(2)  Jenson Button
(3)  Fernando Alonso
(4)  Sebastian Vettel
(5)  Lewis Hamilton
64) Which among the following is a savings bank account opened with a commercial bank with zero or very minimal balance? View Explanation
(1)  Current Account
(2)  Call Deposit
(3)  No Frill Account
(4)  Deposit Account
(5)  None of these
65) Who among the following has won the recent Presidential election in Ukraine? View Explanation
(1)  Arseniy Yatsenyuk
(2)  Sergei Tigipko
(3)  Petro Poroshenko
(4)  Yulia Tymoshenko
(5)  None of these
66) What does letter 'A' denote in the term LAP? View Explanation
(1)  Advance
(2)  Adjustment
(3)  Adequacy
(4)  Availability
(5)  None of these
67) Which of the following teams won the Women's Asian Cup Football championship recently? View Explanation
(1)  Japan
(2)  Australia
(3)  Vietnam
(4)  China
(5)  None of these
68) The Union Govt is considering amending the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act. Under the Act the farmers can sell their produce only to who among the following? View Explanation
(1)  Retailers
(2)  Consumers
(3)  Traders and Middlemen
(4)  Local hawkers
(5)  None of these
69) Which of the following currencies has been the best performing currency in Asia-Pacific region against the US dollar so far in 2014? View Explanation
(1)  Indian Rupee
(2)  Malaysian Ringgit
(3)  South Korean Won
(4)  Japanese Yen
(5)  New Zealand dollar
70) Which of the following is a path-breaking initiative by the Union Govt and the Indian Banks' Association aimed at bringing the underprivileged segments of Indian population into the formal banking fold for the first time? View Explanation
(1)  Ek Nayi Shuruat
(2)  Swavalamban
(3)  Antyodaya Yojana
(4)  Swabhimaan
(5)  None of these
71) Which of the following is/are the feature(s) of the ambitious Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) programme launched by the govt? View Explanation
(1)  It aims at enhancing the livelihood security of people in rural areas.
(2)  It guarantees hundred days of wage employment in a financial year to a rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.
(3)  It provides for medical care of up to Rs. 3 0,000 per family per year in any of the empanelled hospitals.
(4)  Only 1) and 2)
(5)  Only 2) and 3)
72) TR Zeliang has been sworn in as the new Chief Minister of which of the following states? View Explanation
(1)  Arun aerial Pradesh
(2)  Sikkim
(3)  Nagaland
(4)  Manipur
(5)  None of these
73) Which of the following gases is NOT a Greenhouse Gas? The greenhouse gases are responsible for global warming. View Explanation
(1)  Methane
(2)  Nitrous Oxide
(3)  CFC-12
(4)  Carbon Dioxide
(5)  None of these
74) Who among the following has been temporarily appointed as the US ambassador to India after Nancy Powell resigned from the post recently? View Explanation
(1)  Tara Sonenshine
(2)  Stephen W Bosworth
(3)  Christopher R Hill
(4)  Kathleen Stephens
(5)  None of these
75) India has emerged as a major player in the global agriculture market. The agriculture sector accounted for about what per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2013? View Explanation
(1)  8 per cent
(2)  10 per cent
(3)  12 per cent
(4)  14 per cent
(5)  None of these
76) World Environment Day is observed on which of the following dates every year? View Explanation
(1)  4 Jun
(2)  5 Jun
(3)  8 Jun
(4)  10 Jun
(5)  12 Jun
77) Who among the following is NOT associated with day-to-day functioning of the Reserve Bank of India? View Explanation
(1)  R Gandhi
(2)  Urjit R Patel
(3)  HRKhan
(4)  KC Chakrabarty
(5)  None of these
78) Who among the following has been sworn in as the first Chief Minister of the successor state of Andhra Pradesh post-bifurcation? View Explanation
(1)  Kiran Kumar Reddy
(2)  N Chandrababu Naidu
(3)  YS Jaganmohan Reddy
(4)  K Chandrashekar Rao
(5)  None of these
79) The Chinese govt has published a white paper on Hong Kong that stresses its authority over the territory. Hong Kong was handed over to China on 1 Jul 1997 by View Explanation
(1)  UK
(2)  Germany
(3)  Russia
(4)  France
(5)  None of these
80) What is the Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) at present? View Explanation
(1)  24 per cent
(2)  23.50 per cent
(3)  22 per cent
(4)  22.50 per cent
(5)  22.25 per cent
81) As per the latest data released by the Swiss National Bank (SNB), Switzerland's central banking authority, Indian money in Swiss banks has risen to over View Explanation
(1)  Rs.14,000cr
(2)  Rs.19,000cr
(3)  Rs.22,000cr
(4)  Rs.34,000cr
(5)  None of these
82) What should be the minimum amount of a certificate of deposit (CD)? View Explanation
(1)  Rs.0.5 1akh
(2)  Rs.1 lakh
(3)  Rs.2 1akh
(4)  Rs.5 1akh
(5)  None of these
83) The Bangalore-based GMR Infrastructure won the arbitration proceedings initiated against the govt of which of the following Countries after the latter had unilaterally cancelled the $500-mn contract given to GMR? View Explanation
(1)  Sri Lanka
(2)  Maldives
(3)  Myanmar
(4)  Malaysia
(5)  None of these
84) The public sector thermal and hydro power generation company NTPC has sought lifting of embargo on Lata Tapovan project work. The project was to come up in which of the following states? View Explanation
(1)  Himachal Pradesh
(2)  Sikkim
(3)  Arunachal Pradesh
(4)  Jammu & Kashmir
(5)  Uttarakhand
85) Name the plant scientist who won the USD 250,000 World Food Prize for his contribution in increasing global wheat production by more than 200 mn tonnes in the years following the Green Revolution? View Explanation
(1)  GebisaEjeta
(2)  Daniel Hillel
(3)  Robert Fraley
(4)  Sanjaya Rajaram
(5)  None of these
86) Who among the following has won the presidential election held in Syria recently? View Explanation
(1)  Maher Hajjar
(2)  Hassan al-Nouri
(3)  Jihad Lahan
(4)  Bashar al-Assad
(5)  None of these
87) The total value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a particular year, plus income earned by its citizens (including income of those located abroad), minus income of non-residents located in that country, is called View Explanation
(1)  GDP
(2)  GNP
(3)  PPP
(4)  GNI
(5)  None of these
88) The 2014 Commonwealth Games, officially the XX Commonwealth Games, will be held from 23 Jul to 3 Aug 2014 in which of the following cities? View Explanation
(1)  Los Angeles
(2)  Rio de Janerio
(3)  Pyeongchang
(4)  Glasgow
(5)  None of these
89) A panel of Cabinet ministers of which of the following countries recently voted unanimously to reject the 3.2-bn-dollar Hidro Aysen mega-project planned to be built on Baker and Pascua rivers? The dams were to come up in the environmentally sensitive Patagonia region. View Explanation
(1)  Bolivia
(2)  Argentina
(3)  Peru
(4)  Brazil
(5)  Chile
90) In a breakthrough, scientists have found that the volcano Arsia Mons may have been home to one of the most recent habitable environments. This volcano is situated on View Explanation
(1)  Jupiter
(2)  Mars
(3)  Mercury
(4)  Venus
(5)  None of these
91) Vishal Sikka was appointed as the chief executive officer (CEO) of which of the following leading software exporters in India recently? View Explanation
(1)  Wipro
(2)  Infosys
(3)  TCS
(4)  Tech Mahindra
(5)  None of these
92) The term 'double fault' is associated with which of the following games? View Explanation
(1)  Cricket
(2)  Football
(3)  Tennis
(4)  Badminton
(5)  Chess
93) An industrial accident took place recently in SAIL's steel plant, killing six persons and affecting several others in which of the following cities? Possibly a composition of deadly methane and carbon monoxide leaked from the plant, causing the fatal accident. View Explanation
(1)  Jamshedpur
(2)  Paradeep
(3)  Bhilai
(4)  Rourkela
(5)  None of these
94) India has emerged as the second largest textile exporter in the world. Which of the following countries is the largest exporter of textiles as of now? View Explanation
(1)  US
(2)  China
(3)  Italy
(4)  Germany
(5)  None of these
95) Who among the following has been appointed as the new revenue secretary recently? View Explanation
(1)  RPWattal
(2)  Ravi Mathur
(3)  GS Sandhu
(4)  Shaktikanta Das
(5)  None of these
96) 'With You-All The Way' is the tagline of which of the following banks? View Explanation
(1)  Bank of India
(2)  Indian Bank
(3)  Bank of Baroda
(4)  State Bank of India
(5)  None of these
97) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been appointed on the Board of Governors of Asian Development Bank (ADB). Founded in 1966, the multilateral funding agency aims to improve people's lives in Asia and the Pacific and is headquartered at View Explanation
(1)  Manila
(2)  Kuala Lumpur
(3)  Tokyo
(4)  Jakarta
(5)  None of these
98) The market regulator Sebi is likely to tweak Initial Public Offering (IPO) norms to boost retail participation. As per the current regulation, a company has to divest at least what per cent of its stake through the IPO if its valuation is below Rs. 4,000 cr? View Explanation
(1)  50 per cent
(2)  40 per cent
(3)  30 per cent
(4)  25 per cent
(5)  15 per cent
99) The output of the country's eight core industries rose by 4.2 per cent in Apr 2014 compared to the same month last year. Which of the following is NOT a core industry in India? View Explanation
(1)  Steel
(2)  Coal
(3)  Cement
(4)  Fertilizers
(5)  None of these
100) The Govt is considering which of the following measures to help sugar mill owners in the country? View Explanation
(1)  Extra Rs. 4,400-cr interest-free loans to sugar mills
(2)  Hiking sugar import duty from 15 per cent to 100 per cent to curb cheap imports
(3)  Increasing ethanol blending in petrol to 10 per cent as an effort to improve the liquidity of mills
(4)  All the above
(5)  Only 1) and 3)
101) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has simplified KYC norms for opening of bank accounts recently. Which of the following statements is/are correct in this regard? View Explanation
(1)  A bank account can be opened with just one address proof.
(2)  Customers may submit either current or permanent address proof while opening a bank account or while undergoing periodic updation.
(3)  In cases where customer is not able to furnish local proof of address, the bank may take a declaration of the local address on which all correspondence will be made by the bank with the customer.
(4)  All the above
(5)  Only 1) and 2)
102) The first solar plane which is able to fly day and night without fuel or polluting emissions, Solar Impulse 2, was successfully tested in which of the following countries, recently? View Explanation
(1)  US
(2)  Switzerland
(3)  France
(4)  China
(5)  Japan
103) Industry body SIAM is associated with which of the following industries? Its recently released data shows an increase in the sales in the industry which was facing slowdown for a long time. View Explanation
(1)  Software
(2)  Automobiles
(3)  Textiles
(4)  Shipping
(5)  None of these
104) What is the full form of SFIO? View Explanation
(1)  Systematic Fraud Investigation Office
(2)  Securities Fraud Investigation Office
(3)  Severe Fraud Investigation Office
(4)  Serious Fraud Investigation Office
(5)  None of these
105) Which of the following panels set up by the RBI on credit information has recommended that a copy of their credit profile should be provided to customers for free? View Explanation
(1)  Deepak Parekh Panel
(2)  Shikha Sharma Panel
(3)  Aditya Puri Panel
(4)  Chanda Kochhar Panel
(5)  Pratip Chaudhuri Panel
106) The capital market regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), raised the minimum net worth criteria of asset management companies from Rs.10 cr to what amount earlier this year? View Explanation
(1)  Rs.20cr
(2)  Rs.30cr
(3)  Rs.40cr
(4)  Rs.50cr
(5)  Rs.70cr
107) Who among the following provides short-term credit limits to State Cooperative Banks against pledge of Govt securities for financing seasonal agriculture operations? View Explanation
(1)  RBI
(3)  Ministry of Finance
(4)  Ministry of Agriculture
(5)  None of these
108) Which of the following is NOT a Banking/Finance related term? View Explanation
(1)  CAR
(2)  Bank rate
(3)  SAR
(4)  SLR
(5)  None of these
109) Sania-Cara pair bowed out of French Open tennis tournament recently. The pair succeeded to reach up to what level? View Explanation
(1)  First round
(2)  Quarterfinals
(3)  Semifinals
(4)  Final
(5)  None of these
110) In which of the following countries has a powerful Congressional committee sought a classified briefing on technologies that are currently being considered for transfer or export to India from that country? View Explanation
(1)  Russia
(2)  France
(3)  US
(4)  UK
(5)  None of these
111) Gopinath Munde, who died in a road accident recently, was serving as______ __in the present Union Cabinet. View Explanation
(1)  Rural Development Minister
(2)  Agriculture Minister
(3)  Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister
(4)  Railways Minister
(5)  Road Transport and Highways, Shipping Minister
112) The new Indian capital market regulations provides for all existing overseas investor classes to register now as FPIs to invest in Indian markets. What does the letter 'P' denote in the term FPI? View Explanation
(1)  Participatory
(2)  Portfolio
(3)  Preferred
(4)  Priority
(5)  Periodic
113) The then Finance Minister P Chidambaram had asked the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to double its lending capacity to $20 bn a year at the annual meeting of ADB in Astana, Kazakhstan. What has been the annual lending capacity of ADB under Ordinary Capital Resources for the past five years? View Explanation
(1)  $4-5 bn
(2)  $6-7 bn
(3)  $8-9 bn
(4)  $10-ll bn
(5)  $12-13 bn
114) Which of the following teams won the seventh season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) recently? View Explanation
(1)  Kings XI Punjab
(2)  Mumbai Indians
(3)  Chennai Super Kings
(4)  Kolkata Knight Riders
(5)  None of these
115) Through which of the following tools do banks park excess liquidity with the Reserve Bank of India ? View Explanation
(1)  Term repo
(2)  Reverse term repo
(3)  Bank rate
(4)  LAP
(5)  None of these
116) Which of the following technology firms unveiled a prototype driverless car recently? View Explanation
(1)  Microsoft
(2)  Intel
(3)  Google
(4)  IBM
(5)  None of these
117) Who among the following leading Indian software exporters has become the world's third largest employer of people in the IT sector, with over 3 lakh employees? At the present pace it is all set to become the second largest employer in IT sector only behind IBM this year. View Explanation
(1)  Infosys
(2)  Wipro
(3)  TCS
(4)  HCL
(5)  Tech Mahindra
118) What is the number of Rajya Sabha members allotted to the newly created state of Telangana? View Explanation
(1)  7
(2)  11
(3)  12
(4)  18
(5)  None of these
119) The UN General Assembly has recently established a Prize in the name of which of the following world leaders as a tribute to his achievements and contributions? View Explanation
(1)  Desmond Tutu
(2)  Nelson Mandela
(3)  Mother Teresa
(4)  Mahatma Gandhi
(5)  Martin Luther King
120) A panel headed by Parthasarathi Shome submitted its recommendations recently. Which of the following is NOT correct with respect to these recommendations? View Explanation
(1)  The post of revenue secretary should be abolished as part of needed reforms in the tax administration.
(2)  The Central Board of Direct Taxes and the Central Board of Excise and Customs should be merged to achieve efficiencies.
(3)  A separate budget allocation to ensure time-bound tax refund and a passbook scheme for Tax Deduction at Source.
(4)  Develop PAN as a common business identification number to be used by other govt departments also.
(5)  The retrospective amendments to tax laws should be adopted to avoid tax losses.
121) Which of the following statements is correct with respect to Arihant? It is View Explanation
(1)  India's first indigenously built nuclear submarine
(2)  India's first fighter jet armed with nuclear warheads
(3)  India's first indigenously built nuclear reactor
(4)  India's first indigenously built aircraft carrier
(5)  None of these
122) Who among the following has been appointed as the new Attorney General (AG) of India? View Explanation
(1)  Mukul Rohatgi
(2)  Maninder Singh
(3)  Mohan Parasaran
(4)  Ranjit Kumar
(5)  None of these
123) Who among the following has been appointed Chairman of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal recently? View Explanation
(1)  Justice NP Singh
(2)  Justice P Sathasivam
(3)  Justice MB Shah
(4)  Justice BS Chauhan
(5)  None of these
124) India lost to which of the following countries and settled for a historic bronze in Uber Cup women's badminton tournament, recently? View Explanation
(1)  Denmark
(2)  Japan
(3)  Indonesia
(4)  China
(5)  None of these
125) Designated by the UN General Assembly, the annual International Day to End Obstetric Fistula is observed on View Explanation
(1)  May 21
(2)  May 23
(3)  May 27
(4)  May 29
(5)  None of these
126) Who among the following took over as the new Chief Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission recently? View Explanation
(1)  Syed Asif Ibrahim
(2)  Rajiv Mathur
(3)  N Sandhu
(4)  PC Haldar
(5)  None of these
127) Who among the following has been sworn in as the new External Affairs Minister, the first woman to get External Affairs portfolio? View Explanation
(1)  Najma A Heptulla
(2)  Sushma Swaraj
(3)  Smriti Zubin Irani
(4)  Maneka Gandhi
(5)  None of these
128) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) hiked the amount of foreign exchange up to which an individual can take out of the country in a fiscal year, recently. What is the amount? View Explanation
(1)  $ 75,000
(2)  $100,000
(3)  $125,000
(4)  $ 200,000
(5)  None of these
129) Who among the following has become the first Indian to be honoured with Harvard Medal recently? View Explanation
(1)  AzimPremji
(2)  Anand Mahindra
(3)  Sunil Bharti Mittal
(4)  Adi Godrej
(5)  Kumar Mangalam Birla
130) As the trends show, households in India put two-thirds of their savings in which of the following assets in 2012-13? View Explanation
(1)  pension and insurance funds
(2)  physical assets
(3)  bonds
(4)  bank deposits
(5)  None of these
131) Peter Mutharika has been sworn in as the new President of which of the following countries recently? View Explanation
(1)  Zambia
(2)  Mozambique
(3)  Malawi
(4)  Angola
(5)  None of these
132) Which of the following teams lifted Thomas Cup men's badminton championship title recently? View Explanation
(1)  Indonesia
(2)  China
(3)  Malaysia
(4)  Japan
(5)  India
133) What trend is seen in the pricing of bank products in case of an inflationary trend in the economy? View Explanation
(1)  No change
(2)  Increasing trend
(3)  Decreasing trend
(4)  There is no relation between inflation and pricing of bank products
(5)  None of these
134) Banks' capital market exposure should not exceed what per cent of its net worth as per the RBI norms? View Explanation
(1)  20 per cent
(2)  25 per cent
(3)  40 per cent
(4)  55 per cent
(5)  None of these
135) ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL) has signed a deal with Rosneft to jointly explore hydrocarbons in the offshore Arctic region. Rosneft is the largest oil and gas producer of which of the following countries? View Explanation
(1)  US
(2)  Russia
(3)  China
(4)  Uzbekistan
(5)  None of these
136) The movie Frozen has become the fifth highest-grossing film in box office history across the world, recently. Which of the following movies is the highest all-time grosser? View Explanation
(1)  Avatar
(2)  Titanic
(3)  The Avengers
(4)  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
(5)  None of these
137) Who among the following is the present president of the industry body Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)? View Explanation
(1)  Naina Lal Kidwai
(2)  Sidharth Birla
(3)  RanaKapoor
(4)  Rajkumar Dhoot
(5)  None of these
138) In its efforts to contain inflation in the country, the RBI announced to suck out excess liquidity recently. The central bank uses which of the following tools to suck excess liquidity? View Explanation
(1)  Reverse repo
(2)  Repo
(3)  CRR
(4)  SLR
(5)  None of these
139) India has been elected to the UNESCO body for conserving cultural heritage for the next four years from 2014 to 2018. The UNESCO is headquartered at View Explanation
(1)  New York
(2)  Frankfurt
(3)  Washington DC
(4)  Paris
(5)  None of these
140) Abdullah Abdullah, who survived bomb attacks targeted at his convoy recently, is the front-runner presidential candidate in which of the following countries? View Explanation
(1)  Syria
(2)  Libya
(3)  Afghanistan
(4)  Mali
(5)  None of these
141) The promoters of the Kotak Mahindra Bank reduced their stake in the lender as per the directions from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The RBI had asked the bank to cut its promoter holding to what per cent by Sep 2014? View Explanation
(1)  60%
(2)  40%
(3)  20%
(4)  10%
(5)  Noneof these
142) As announced by the UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, Zeid al Hussein has been appointed as the new high commissioner for human rights. Hussein is the present ambassador of which of the following countries to the UN? View Explanation
(1)  Jordan
(2)  Malaysia
(3)  Indonesia
(4)  Pakistan
(5)  None of these
143) India is among 29 nations that sought access to Vodafone's network to intercept calls, text messages and e-mails as announced by the firm. Vodafone is based in________. View Explanation
(1)  US
(2)  UK
(3)  Germany
(4)  France
(5)  None of these
144) The celebrated Indian sports person Yogeshwar Dutt is associated with which of the following games? View Explanation
(1)  Wrestling
(2)  Boxing
(3)  Badminton
(4)  Shot-put
(5)  None of these
145) An amendment to the Representation of the People Act (RP Act) limited the candidates contesting elections to contest from a maximum of how many number of seats in one election? View Explanation
(1)  Two
(2)  Three
(3)  Four
(4)  Five
(5)  None of these
146) Who among the following has been sworn in as the first Chief Minister of the newly formed 29th state of the country, Telangana? View Explanation
(1)  Vijayashanti
(2)  YS Jaganmohan Reddy
(3)  T Harish Rao
(4)  N Chandrababu Naidu
(5)  K Chandrashekar Rao
147) The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) is tasked to collect, analyse and disseminate reports related to suspicious financial transactions to various law enforcement agencies. It works under the View Explanation
(1)  Prime Minister's Office
(2)  Central Vigilance Commission
(3)  Union Finance Ministry
(4)  Income Tax Department
(5)  None of these
148) Which of the following Internet giants came up with 'right to be forgotten' option recently? This option has been brought for the people who opt for removal of results about them. View Explanation
(1)  Google
(2)  Facebook
(3)  Linkedln
(4)  Whatsapp
(5)  None of these
149) Under the overall target set by the RBI for the priority sector lending (40 per cent), what is the target credit to women beneficiaries? View Explanation
(1)  2 per cent
(2)  3 per cent
(3)  5 per cent
(4)  7 per cent
(5)  10 per cent
150) The sixth BRICS summit is scheduled to be held in which of the following countries in Jul which will be the first overseas multilateral visit for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi? View Explanation
(1)  China
(2)  Russia
(3)  Brazil
(4)  South Africa
(5)  None of these
151) Who among the following has been awarded with the prestigious Bharat Ratna JRD Tata award recently? View Explanation
(1)  Avinash Chander
(2)  SR Srinivasa Varadhan
(3)  CR Rao
(4)  V Somasundaram
(5)  None of these
152) What per cent FDI is allowed in online retail companies that own inventory and sell directly to consumers? View Explanation
(1)  100 per cent
(2)  74 per cent
(3)  49 per cent
(4)  26 per cent
(5)  FDI not allowed
153) Who among the following has authored the book titled A Song of Ice and Fire? View Explanation
(1)  Roshen Dalai
(2)  George RR Martin
(3)  Jo Nesbo
(4)  Donna Tartt
(5)  Carlotta Gall
154) Which of the following television channels is all set to air Amitabh Bachchan's television debut in the fiction show named Yudh? View Explanation
(1)  Colors
(2)  Sony
(3)  Zee TV
(4)  Star TV
(5)  Life OK
155) Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and Rural Electrification Corp (REC) rescued Reliance Infrastructure's power distribution companies in Delhi by disbursing a combined________to clear the dues of NTPC recently. View Explanation
(1)  Rs. 400 cr
(2)  Rs. 600 cr
(3)  Rs. 800 cr
(4)  Rs.1000cr
(5)  None of these
156) Who among the following won the Canadian Grand Prix Formula One championship recently? View Explanation
(1)  Nico Rosberg
(2)  Daniel Ricciardo
(3)  Sebastian Vettel
(4)  Lewis Hamilton
(5)  None of these
157) Which of the following movies won the prestigious Palme d'Or award, the festival's highest honour, at the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival? View Explanation
(1)  Foxcatcher
(2)  Mr Turner
(3)  Maps to the Stars
(4)  The Wonders
(5)  Winter Sleep
158) Who among the following won the men's singles title of the French open tennis tournament recently? View Explanation
(1)  Rafael Nadal
(2)  Roger Federer
(3)  Novak Djokovic
(4)  Andy Murray
(5)  None of these
159) Amnesty International is closely associated with View Explanation
(1)  protecting human rights
(2)  promoting inclusive growth worldwide
(3)  making earth a better abode for future generations
(4)  protecting the world from the dangers of any nuclear war
(5)  None of these
160) In the first decision after assuming office, the Narendra Modi govt constituted a special investigative team (SIT) to unearth black money. Which of the following is NOT correct about the new SIT? View Explanation
(1)  It will be headed by former Supreme Court judge Mukul Mudgal.
(2)  It will include Revenue Secretary, CBI and IB directors, Enforcement Directorate official, CBDT Chairman and RBI deputy governor.
(3)  Former Supreme Court judge Arijit Pasayat will be the vice-chairman of the panel.
(4)  It has been charged with the responsibility and duties of investigation, initiation of proceedings and prosecution in cases involving unaccounted money.
(5)  None of these
161) Which of the following is NOT associated with banking? View Explanation
(1)  Bank rate
(2)  Base rate
(3)  Repo rate
(4)  Morbidity rate
(5)  None of these
162) Which of the following statements is/are NOT correct with respect to a recent decision taken by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) related to currency? (A) Non-resident Indians (NRIs) who were so far not allowed to take any Indian currency notes out of the country have been allowed to take out up to Rs.25,000. (B) The citizens of Pakistan and Bangladesh will be allowed to take only Rs.10,000 out of India. (C) Indian residents who were so far only allowed to take out Rs.10,000 have also been allowed a higher limit of Rs. 25,000. View Explanation
(1)  Only (A)
(2)  Only (B)
(3)  Only (C)
(4)  Only (A) and (B)
(5)  Only (A) and (C)
163) What is the expanded form of IFRS? View Explanation
(1)  International Formal Reconciliation Standards
(2)  International Financial Reporting Standards
(3)  Indian Financial Reconciliation Standards
(4)  Indian Financial Reporting Standards
(5)  None of these
164) The leaders of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) group took part in the swearing-in ceremony of the new PM Narendra Modi recently. Which of the following countries is NOT a member of the SAARC group? View Explanation
(1)  China
(2)  Afghanistan
(3)  Bhutan
(4)  Nepal
(5)  Mauritius
165) Who has authored the book Redesigning the Aeroplane While Flying: Reforming Institutions?View Explanation
(1)  Pallavi Aiyar
(2)  Mihir Shah
(3)  Arun Maira
(4)  Sam Pitroda
(5)  Montek Singh Ahluwalia
166) Name the Ugandan writer who recently won the overall Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize for Let's Tell This Story Properly. View Explanation
(1)  Thomas Piketty
(2)  Damon Galgut
(3)  Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
(4)  Ranjit Hoskote
(5)  None of these
167) International hockey suffered a big setback as the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah, passed away recently. He was a father figure for hockey in which of the following countries? View Explanation
(1)  Indonesia
(2)  Malaysia
(3)  Yemen
(4)  Pakistan
(5)  None of these
168) Sam Kutesa has been elected president of the UN General Assembly recently. He was the erstwhile foreign minister of which of the following countries? View Explanation
(1)  Chile
(2)  Uganda
(3)  Jordan
(4)  South Korea
(5)  None of these
169) The market regulator SEBI wants the govt to pare its holdings in PSUs to ensure what per cent public share holding in these firms? The regulator has successfully implemented the same for private companies. View Explanation
(1)  10 per cent
(2)  15 per cent
(3)  20 per cent
(4)  25 per cent
(5)  40 per cent
170) The term Roland Garros is associated with which of the following grand slam tennis tournaments? View Explanation
(1)  Wimbledon
(2)  French Open
(3)  US Open
(4)  Australia Open
(5)  None of these
171) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has reduced the availability of funds under the export credit refinance (ECR) window from 50 per cent of export credit outstanding to what per cent with immediate effect? View Explanation
(1)  40 per cent
(2)  36 per cent
(3)  32 per cent
(4)  25 per cent
(5)  None of these
172) Which of the following Gulf countries has recently introduced a new law requiring compulsory military service for adult males? View Explanation
(1)  Iraq
(2)  Iran
(3)  Kuwait
(4)  United Arab Emirates
(5)  None of these
173) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has cleared purchase of a 50 per cent stake in Tata Group firm Trent Hypermarket by which of the following global retailers recently? It is the first FDI transaction in multi-brand retail since the sector was opened up in 2012. View Explanation
(1)  Carrefour
(2)  Walmart
(3)  Kroger
(4)  Tesco
(5)  None of these
174) Which of the following is NOT an instrument of money market? View Explanation
(1)  Certificate of deposit
(2)  Treasury bill
(3)  Call money
(4)  Share
(5)  None of these
175) Which of the following is NOT decided by the RBI? View Explanation
(1)  Bank rate
(2)  Base rate
(3)  Repo rate
(4)  Reverse repo rate
(5)  None of these
176) The govt had to promulgate an ordinance to appoint Nripendra Misra as the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister recently. His previous appointment as the chairman of which of the following regulators was prohibiting him from accepting a govt post? View Explanation
(1)  SEBI
(2)  CCI
(3)  TRAI
(4)  IRDA
(5)  None of these
177) Who among the following won the men's doubles title of the French Open tennis tournament recently? View Explanation
(1)  Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez
(2)  Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin
(3)  Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut
(4)  Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan
(5)  None of these
178) Name the Chinese Foreign Minister who is scheduled to arrive in New Delhi on Jun 8 as a special envoy of his govt to formally establish contacts with the new govt in India. View Explanation
(1)  LiYuanchao
(2)  WangYi
(3)  Hong Lei
(4)  Yang Jiechi
(5)  None of these
179) Which of the following countries lays thrust on 'Gross National Happiness' rather than Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as the parameter for measuring its economic development? View Explanation
(1)  Bangladesh
(2)  Thailand
(3)  Bhutan
(4)  Singapore
(5)  None of these
180) The Reserve Bank of India announced its bi-monthly policy review on 3rd Jun. Which of the following is correct in this regard? View Explanation
(1)  Repo rate - 8 per cent
(2)  Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) - 4 Per Cent
(3)  Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) - 23 per cent
(4)  Only 1) and 2)
(5)  All 1), 2) and 3)
181) India beat South Korea 3-0 in its last match in the recently concluded men's hockey World Cup. India finished at which of the following positions? View Explanation
(1)  Third
(2)  Fifth
(3)  Seventh
(4)  Ninth
(5)  None of these
182) Which of the following countries has announced to start a USD 5-bn anti-terrorism partnership fund recently?The fund will be used to help train other countries to take on rising extremism. View Explanation
(1)  Russia
(2)  China
(3)  Japan
(4)  US
(5)  Germany
183) Which of the following actors has been appointed as UNICEF's 'celebrity advocate for child rights recently? View Explanation
(1)  VidyaBalan
(2)  Madhuri Dixit
(3)  NanditaDas
(4)  Deepika Padukone
(5)  None of these
184) In one of the biggest-ever deals in the Indian media sector, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has announced to acquire controlling stake in which of the following media houses for Rs.4,000 cr? View Explanation
(1)  India TV
(2)  TV Today Network
(3)  Network 18 Group
(4)  NDTV
(5)  None of these
185) Infrastructure finance company IDFC plans to start bank operations by Oct 2015. IDFC bagged a commercial banking licence along with which of the following recently? View Explanation
(1)  India Post
(2)  Reliance Capital
(3)  Bandhan
(4)  Mahindra Finance
(5)  None of these
186) According to the information provided by Sri Lanka govt recently, which of the following countries has emerged as the biggest source of Sri Lankan imports as of now? View Explanation
(1)  UK
(2)  US
(3)  Singapore
(4)  China
(5)  India
187) Which of the following acts/guidelines related to banking sector in India defines 'a customer'? View Explanation
(1)  Negotiable Instruments Act
(2)  Money Laundering Act
(3)  Banking Regulation Act
(4)  KYC Guidelines
(5)  None of these
188) The theory of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) is associated with which of the following? View Explanation
(1)  Exchange Rate
(2)  Interest Rate
(3)  Bank Rate
(4)  Wage Rate
(5)  None of these
189) The biggest of its kind of summit ever held, the 'Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict', was held in which of the following cities recently? View Explanation
(1)  The Hague
(2)  London
(3)  Paris
(4)  Frankfurt
(5)  None of these
190) The Indian economy expanded at what per cent during the period 2013-14 as per the official data released by the Central Statistical Office (CSO) recently? View Explanation
(1)  4.3 per cent
(2)  4.5 per cent
(3)  4.7 per cent
(4)  4.9 per cent
(5)  None of these
191) The govt plans to plant around what number of trees along the entire 1 lakh km National Highways network across the country to employ jobless youth and to protect environment? View Explanation
(1)  100cr
(2)  200cr
(3)  300cr
(4)  400cr
(5)  None of these
192) Seen as Russia's answer to the European Union, an agreement was signed to set up Eurasian Union in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana, recently. Which of the following statements is/are NOT correct in this regard? View Explanation
(1)  Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan are the founding members of the new bloc.
(2)  The Eurasian Economic Union will come into force on Jan 1,2015.
(3)  It will create a market of 170 mn people, combined annual GDP of $2.7 tn and a quarter of the world energy resources.
(4)  Ukraine, the second largest economy of the erstwhile Soviet Union, too has agreed to join the bloc.
(5)  None of these
193) According to the 'IC1CI Lombard Tobacco Consumption Habits 2014' survey, which of the following cities recorded highest cigarette consumption rate in the country? View Explanation
(1)  Hyderabad
(2)  Lucknow
(3)  Kolkata
(4)  Mumbai
(5)  None of these
194) Pakistan has said to grant India the status of NDMA to facilitate enhanced bilateral trade. What does NDMA stands for? View Explanation
(1)  Non-Discursive Market Access
(2)  Non-Discriminatory Market Access
(3)  National Direct Market Access
(4)  Non-Divisive Market Access
(5)  None of these
195) Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Thimphu on a two-day goodwill visit to Bhutan, making it his first foreign visit. Who among the following is the Prime Minister of Bhutan as of now? View Explanation
(1)  Tshering Tobgay
(2)  Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
(3)  Jetsun Pema
(4)  Jigme Thinley
(5)  None of these
196) Abdel Fattah al-Sisi won a landslide victory in the presidential polls held in which of the following countries recently? View Explanation
(1)  Thailand
(2)  Philippines
(3)  Egypt
(4)  Libya
(5)  None of these
197) The EU has signed controversial Horizon 2020 Project with which of the following countries recently? View Explanation
(1)  US
(2)  China
(3)  Japan
(4)  Israel
(5)  None of these
198) The Union govt declared Polavaram a national project recently. This decision paved the way for transfer of 136 villages from Telangana to which of the following states? View Explanation
(1)  Seemandhra (successor of Andhra Pradesh)
(2)  Tamil Nadu
(3)  Karnataka
(4)  Odisha
(5)  None of these
199) Who is the winner of 20th Senior National Women's Football Championships? View Explanation
(1)  Mizoram
(2)  Manipur
(3)  Sikkim
(4)  Odisha
(5)  None of these
200) The official mascot of the 2014 FIFA World Cup is View Explanation
(1)  Juanito
(2)  Gauchito
(3)  Fuleco, the Armadillo
(4)  Zakumi Fuleco
(5)  None of these
201) Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah, who passed away recently, is known for his immense contribution towards which among the following sports? View Explanation
(1)  Cricket
(2)  Hockey
(3)  Basket Ball
(4)  Baseball
(5)  None of these
202) Thomas Mueller, who scored the first hat-trick of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, represents which country? View Explanation
(1)  France
(2)  Italy
(3)  Germany
(4)  England
(5)  None of these
203) Who among the following has won the FIDE World Rapid Chess championship title, recently? View Explanation
(1)  Magnus Carlssen
(2)  Vishwanthan Anand
(3)  Teimor Radjabov
(4)  Fabiabi Caruana
(5)  None of these
204) Which among the following sportsmen is not related to shooting? View Explanation
(1)  Jitu Rai
(2)  Abhinav Bindra
(3)  Pooja Ghatkar
(4)  Jayanta Talukdar
(5)  None of these
205) In which year, India hosted Asian Games for the first time? View Explanation
(1)  1951
(2)  1953
(3)  1955
(4)  1968
(5)  None of these
206) Recently, Australia won the 2014 Men's Hockey World Cup title by defeating View Explanation
(1)  Argentina
(2)  Netherlands
(3)  England
(4)  Belgium
(5)  None of these
207) The PYKKA Scheme aims at providing basic sports infrastructure and equipment at View Explanation
(1)  National Level
(2)  State Level
(3)  District Level
(4)  Block and Panehayat Level
(5)  None of these
208) Recently, Tennis player Maria Sharapova claimed her second French Open title on June, 7 2014. She defeated Simona Halep of View Explanation
(1)  United States
(2)  Russia
(3)  France
(4)  Romania
(5)  None of these
209) Which among the following countries has won the 2014-Uber Cup tournament? View Explanation
(1)  China
(2)  Pakistan
(3)  Japan
(4)  India
(5)  None of these
210) Who among the following won the Ceat International Cricketer of the Year award for 2013-14? View Explanation
(1)  MS Dhoni
(2)  Virat Kohli
(3)  Shakib al-Hasan
(4)  Glenn Maxwell
(5)  None of these
211) The controversial 'Yettinahole river diversion project' is related to which state? View Explanation
(1)  Kerala
(2)  Tamil Nadu
(3)  Karnataka
(4)  Andhra Pradesh
(5)  None of these
212) As per the latest report by Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), India has been ranked 143 among 162 countries in Peace Index. According to the report the biggest threats to India's internal security is View Explanation
(1)  Terrorism
(2)  Maoist movement
(3)  Communalism
(4)  Political instability
(5)  None of these
213) The ISRO has planning to launch five foreign satellites under commercial agreements. Which of the following satellites name and their country pair is not correct?View Explanation
(1)  SPOT-7 Singapore
(2)  AISAT Germany
(3)  VELOX -1 Singapore
(4)  CAN-X5 Brazil
(5)  None of these
214) Nagarjun-Shrisailam Tiger Reserve, the largest tiger reserve of India, spans across which two states? View Explanation
(1)  Maharashtra and Goa
(2)  Karnataka and Kerala
(3)  Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
(4)  Odisha and Jharkhand
(5)  None of these
215) Recently, Indian born scientist Sanjaya Rajaram won the prestigious World Food Prize for 2014 for his contribution to developing high-yield varieties of View Explanation
(1)  wheat
(2)  rice
(3)  soyabean
(4)  barley
(5)  None of these
216) The All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project (AICCIP) of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is located at View Explanation
(1)  Ahmadabad
(2)  Nagpur
(3)  Coimbatore
(4)  Bangalore
(5)  None of these
217) Recently, Japanese firm Softbank has unveiled a robot which can read human emotions. The robot has been named as View Explanation
(1)  Humanoid
(2)  Peeper
(3)  Mindset
(4)  Beetle
(5)  None of these
218) The 'In Sight' is a NASA's unmanned lander mission designed to probe on the surface of View Explanation
(1)  Jupiter
(2)  Saturn
(3)  Mars
(4)  Venus
(5)  None of these
219) Jambusar area, where the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) had recently drilled first assessment well for finding out the possibility of commercial production of Shale Gas, is located in which among the following states? View Explanation
(1)  West Bengal
(2)  Andhra Pradesh
(3)  Gujarat
(4)  Rajasthan
(5)  None of these
220) The corporate headquarter of which among the following organisations is known as 'One Earth'? View Explanation
(1)  Powergrid Corporation of India Limited
(2)  Tata Consultancy Services
(3)  Suzlon Energy
(4)  Wipro
(5)  None of these
221) In which state is located the Kuno Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary, which is expected to become the second home of the Asiatic Lion, currently only found in Gujarat's Gir National Park? View Explanation
(1)  Uttar Pradesh
(2)  Madhya Pradesh
(3)  Rajasthan
(4)  Maharashtra
(5)  None of these
222) Now-a-days, Google and other internet/e-mail services rely on a form of encryption abbreviated as TLS. Which among the following is the correct full form of TLS? View Explanation
(1)  Transport Layer Security
(2)  Thread Level Security
(3)  Transmission Line Security
(4)  Tunneling Layer Security
(5)  None of these
223) Which among the following are two largest soya producing states of India? View Explanation
(1)  Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra
(2)  Gujarat and Maharashtra
(3)  Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
(4)  Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh
(5)  None of these
224) What is the name of NASA's Spectrograph launched recently to study birthplace of stars? View Explanation
(1)  IUE
(2)  CHESS
(3)  WiSE
(4)  NuSTAR
(5)  None of these
225) India's largest electricity-generating plant is located at.......View Explanation
(1)  Kudankulam
(2)  Kalpakkam
(3)  Kaiga
(4)  Kakrapar
(5)  None of these
226) Who among the following was recently appointed as the new CEO of Infosys?View Explanation
(1)  NS Raghavan
(2)  K. Dinesh
(3)  Ashok Arora
(4)  Vishal Sikka
(5)  None of these
227) Who among the following is the youngest female ever in the world to reach the world's highest peak Mt. Everest? View Explanation
(1)  Bachendri Pal
(2)  Tapi Mra
(3)  Nirupama Pandey
(4)  Poorna Malavath
(5)  None of these
228) Recently, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) hiked the rupee limit for residents and non-residents for travelling abroad. The amount permissible was.........in Indian currency notes while leaving the country. View Explanation
(1)  Rs.25000
(2)  Rs.15000
(3)  Rs.30000
(4)  Rs.50000
(5)  None of these
229) Which among the following states have successfully implemented the 'Jyotirgram Yojana' by electrification of 18000 villages and supply of power to the remotest locations of the state? View Explanation
(1)  Maharashtra
(2)  Gujarat
(3)  Tamil Nadu
(4)  Karnataka
(5)  None of these
230) Who among the following can invest in capital markets in India through Portfolio Investment? 1. Non Resident Indians (NRIs) 2. Foreign Institutional Investments (FIIs) 3. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Chose the correct answer from the option given below. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  1,2 and 3
(5)  None of these
231) Which Indian city recently became the country's first kerosene-free city? View Explanation
(1)  Delhi
(2)  Mumbai
(3)  Jabalpur
(4)  Up
(5)  None of these
232) What is the objective of the government behind setting-up a Minimum Export Price (MEP) for a particular commodity? View Explanation
(1)  To promote exports
(2)  To discourage imports
(3)  To check price rise
(4)  To provide subsidy to producers
(5)  None of these
233) Which state cabinet recently increased the age retirement of faculty members of Universities and Medical Education department from 60 years to 62 years? View Explanation
(1)  Himachal Pradesh
(2)  Jammu and Kashmir
(3)  Nagaland
(4)  Tamil Nadu
(5)  None of these
234) Recently, which among the following banks has organised 'The Banking and Economics Conclave 2014' a national level banking conclave for the first time?View Explanation
(1)  State Bank of India
(2)  Canara Bank
(3)  State Bank of Mysore
(4)  Vijaya Bank
(5)  None of these
235) Which Indian city achieved the distinction of being the first to have a Full Real Time Surveillance network? View Explanation
(1)  Surat
(2)  Mumbai
(3)  Delhi
(4)  Indore
(5)  None of these
236) The Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) is a policy initiative for which among the following sectors?View Explanation
(1)  Textile sector
(2)  Manufacturing sector
(3)  Information technology sector
(4)  Agro-industries sector
(5)  None of these
237) The Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) is an economic gauge for measuring the well being of which among the following economic sectors?View Explanation
(1)  Manufacturing
(2)  Retail
(3)  Real Estate
(4)  Agriculture
(5)  None of these
238) Which state government recently approved the Narmada-Malwa-Gambhir Link Project? View Explanation
(1)  Rajashthan
(2)  Madhya Pradesh
(3)  Maharashtra
(4)  Chhattisgarh
(5)  None of these
239) On the basis of recommendations of which among the following committees, the credit policy of RBI is now reviewed after every two months instead of earlier system of 45 days?View Explanation
(1)  PJ Nayak Committee
(2)  Nachiket Mor Committee
(3)  Urjit Patel Committee
(4)  UK Sinha Committee
(5)  None of these
240) According to the latest available data as of June 2014, what was India's economic growth in 2013-14? View Explanation
(1)  4%
(2)  4.7%
(3)  5.3%
(4)  5.7%
(5)  None of these
241) The governments of which two states signed a pact to ensure identification and repatriation of women and children who are victims of trafficking? View Explanation
(1)  Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh
(2)  West Bengal and Maharashtra
(3)  Kerala and West Bengal
(4)  Maharashtra and Kerala
(5)  None of these
242) Which among the following countries will become the 19th member of the Eurozone as it is set to adopt the euro on January 1, 2015? View Explanation
(1)  Denmark
(2)  The UK
(3)  Lithuania
(4)  Latvia
(5)  None of these
243) The share of deposits that banks must maintain in safe and liquid assets such as government securities, is known as........View Explanation
(1)  Repo
(2)  Reverse Repo
(3)  SLR
(4)  CRR
(5)  None of these
244) Which among the following awards is given in 'Sustainable Development'? View Explanation
(1)  Pen Pinter Award
(2)  Tang Prize
(3)  Turing Prize
(4)  Donald P. Eckman Award
(5)  None of these
245) The 23rd World Economic Forum on East Asia was recently concluded in.......View Explanation
(1)  Thailand
(2)  Philippines
(3)  Vietnam
(4)  Indonesia
(5)  None of these
246) Which country's membership has been unanimously approved by African Union Peace and Security Council? View Explanation
(1)  South Africa
(2)  Ethiopia
(3)  Libya
(4)  Egypt
(5)  None of these
247) El Salvador, the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America, has elected its president recently. Name the person. View Explanation
(1)  Peter Muthirka
(2)  Dalia grybauskaite
(3)  Sanchez Ceren
(4)  Mauricio Funes
(5)  None of these
248) Who among the following has been selected for the prestigious Moortidevi Award for 2013? View Explanation
(1)  Gopal krishna Ayyer
(2)  C. Radhakrishnan
(3)  SL Byrappa
(4)  UR Anantha Murthy
(5)  None of these
249) With reference to the Syrian crisis, which among the following countries is not against the incumbent Syrian government led by Bashar al-Assad? View Explanation
(1)  The USA
(2)  Israel
(3)  Saudi Arabia
(4)  Iran
(5)  None of these
250) 'Petro Poroshenko' who is often called 'The Chocolate King' is President of which country? He replaces Oleksandr Turchynov.View Explanation
(1)  Syria
(2)  Ukraine
(3)  Malaysia
(4)  Sweden
(5)  None of these
251) Which place in Iraq has been captured by the militants belonging to Islamic state of Iraq and Syria group on June 13, 2014? View Explanation
(1)  Taji
(2)  Tikrit
(3)  Umm Qasr
(4)  Zakho
(5)  None of these
252) According to the Environmental Performance Index, which is the world's largest greenest country? View Explanation
(1)  Australia
(2)  Luxembourg
(3)  Switzerland
(4)  Singapore
(5)  None of these
253) Kedarnath Singh, who has been chosen for the prestigious Jnanpith award for 2013 is a famous writer in....View Explanation
(1)  Gujarati
(2)  Hindi
(3)  Panjabi
(4)  Urdu
(5)  None of these
254) World's largest polluter country has recently decided that for the first time it will impose an absolute limit on its carbon emissions. Identify the country. View Explanation
(1)  United States of America
(2)  China
(3)  Russia
(4)  India
(5)  None of these
255) Who was recently named as the India's Governor on the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)? View Explanation
(1)  Arun Jaitley
(2)  P. Chidambaram
(3)  Arvind Mayaram
(4)  Raghuram Rajan
(5)  None of these
256) A vulture restaurant has been recently opened at View Explanation
(1)  Gadchiroli (Maharashtra)
(2)  Jabaipur (Madhya Pradesh)
(3)  Tonk (Rajasthan)
(4)  Banaskantha (Gujarat)
(5)  None of these
257) A Pacific island country has recently sued nine nuclear weapon states (including India in the International Court of Justice) over failure to disarm. Identify the country from the given options : View Explanation
(1)  The Federated States of Micronesia
(2)  Philippines
(3)  Marshall Islands
(4)  Kiribati
(5)  None of these
258) Who was appointed the commander-in-chief of strategic forces command on June 13, 2014? View Explanation
(1)  Lieutenant General M. Thomas
(2)  Lieutenant General VK Nayar
(3)  Lieutenant General Amit Sharma
(4)  Lieutenant General IS Gill
(5)  None of these
259) Which among the following countries is the newest member of the Euro Zone; slated to adopt Euro from January 1, 2015? View Explanation
(1)  Slovakia
(2)  Slovenia
(3)  Romania
(4)  Lithuania
(5)  None of these
260) Sumitra Mahajan, the newly elected speaker of Lok Sabha represents which among the following constituencies? She is the longest-serving woman member. View Explanation
(1)  Bhopal
(2)  Indore
(3)  Nag pur
(4)  Jabaipur
(5)  None of these
261) The'City of Potos' which has been recently inscribed on the list of World Heritage in Danger is in .....View Explanation
(1)  Bolivia
(2)  Chile
(3)  Tanzania
(4)  Mongolia
(5)  None of these
262) In the recent journey to Bhutan, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of which hydropower project? It is a joint venture project between the Indian and Bhutanese public sector units SJVNL and Druk Green Power Corporation. The construction of the project, which is located in Trashiyangtse in eastern Bhutan, will commence later in 2014. View Explanation
(1)  Kholongchu hydropower project
(2)  Chukha hydropower project
(3)  Basochhu power plant
(4)  Kurichhu hydropower project
(5)  None of these
263) The official slogan for the 2014 World Environment Day is View Explanation
(1)  Small Islands and Climate Change
(2)  Raise Your Voice Not the Sea Level
(3)  No Global Warming for Tomorrow
(4)  Climate Change and Sustainable Development
(5)  None of these
264) In which among the following countries Asia's first solar-wind power system has been inaugurated recently? The project, completed under Asian Development Bank's regional technical assistance was part of the bank's 'Energy for All' initiative that supports increasing access to energy in remote rural areas. View Explanation
(1)  Bhutan
(2)  China
(3)  Nepal
(4)  India
(5)  None of these
265) Who among the following has become the first Indian to receive Harvard Medal? View Explanation
(1)  APJ Kalam
(2)  Anand Mahindra
(3)  Ratan Tata
(4)  Mukesh Ambani
(5)  None of these
266) Who among the following has been chosen as the next United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights by the UN General Assembly? He will take over from Navi Pillay as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on September 1, 2014. View Explanation
(1)  Prince Zeid al-Hussein
(2)  Samuel Johnson
(3)  San Antonio Spurs
(4)  Martin Kaymer
(5)  None of these
267) Which among the following countries has published the world's first Modern Slavery Bill, recently under which perpetrators of the heinous crime will be jailed for life? The modern slavery bill is the first of its kind and one of the. first in the world, to specifically address slavery and trafficking in : the 21st century.View Explanation
(1)  The USA
(2)  Britain
(3)  Russia
(4)  Switzerland
(5)  None of these
268) Where was the 40th G-7 Summit held on June 4-5, 2014? View Explanation
(1)  Brussels
(2)  Sydney
(3)  New York
(4)  Formosa
(5)  None of these
269) Recently, 'Felipe VI' has been sworn-in as the new king of View Explanation
(1)  France
(2)  England
(3)  Spain
(4)  Germany
(5)  None of these
270) Beiji oil refinery, which was in news recently, is a largest oil refinery in View Explanation
(1)  Italy
(2)  Syria
(3)  Iraq
(4)  Saudi Arabia
(5)  None of these
271) Who has been appointed as first Chief Minister of Telangana, as the 29th State of the Indian Union? View Explanation
(1)  Chandrashekhar Rao
(2)  Chandrababu Naidu
(3)  ESL Narasimhan
(4)  Rosaiah
(5)  None of these
272) Which country became a permanent signatory to Washington Accord on June 13, 2014? Washington Accord is an international accreditation agreement (established in 1989) for professional engineering academic degrees, between the bodies responsible for accreditation in its signatory countries. View Explanation
(1)  India
(2)  Pakistan
(3)  Bangladesh
(4)  Both (a) & (c)
(5)  None of these
273) The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is an Islamic militant group which is at the centre of ongoing crisis in...........View Explanation
(1)  Iraq
(2)  Ukraine
(3)  Myanmar
(4)  Thailand
(5)  None of these
274) According to Global Peace Index-2014, which among the following is the world's least peaceful nation? View Explanation
(1)  Ukraine
(2)  Syria
(3)  Afghanistan
(4)  Iraq
(5)  None of these
275) Recently OSCE-Japan Conference was held in Tokyo to discuss issues like counter terrorism, security and communication etc. What OSCE stands for View Explanation
(1)  Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe
(2)  Organisation for Security anD Communication in Europe
(3)  Objective Structured Clinical Examination
(4)  None of the above
(5)  None of these
276) Recently, India has replaced which one of the following countries to become the second largest exporter of textiles in the world?View Explanation
(1)  Italy
(2)  Bangladesh
(3)  Indonesia
(4)  Malaysia
(5)  None of these
277) Where was 6th International Nuclear energy Forum ATOMEXPO-2014 was held from June 9-11, 2014? View Explanation
(1)  Moscow
(2)  Washington
(3)  Geneva
(4)  Brussels
(5)  None of these
278) In terms of geographical area, which among the following is correct rank of newly formed Telangana State among all states of India?View Explanation
(1)  10th
(2)  12th
(3)  15th
(4)  16th
(5)  None of these
279) Naveen Patnaik, on May 21, 2014, has been sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Odisha for fourth consecutive term. He belongs to which political party? View Explanation
(1)  Bharatiya Janta Party
(2)  Indian National Congress
(3)  Communist Party of India
(4)  Biju Janata Dal
(5)  None of these
280) 'Gariphema' which has been declared the India's first 'tobacco-free village' is located in which State?View Explanation
(1)  Asom
(2)  Arunachal Pradesh
(3)  Nagaland
(4)  Tripura
(5)  None of these
281) Which lab in India became the first aquaculture pathology lab to be accredited by NABL? View Explanation
(1)  Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture
(2)  Central Fuel Research Institute
(3)  Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology
(4)  National Botanical Research Institute
(5)  None of these
282) Who commissioned 68 MW unit at the Rampur Hydro Electric Project in Himachal Pradesh? View Explanation
(1)  BHEL
(2)  Tata Power
(3)  Torrent Power
(4)  Adani Power
(5)  None of these
283) Consider the following statements : 1. Rajiv Mathur took over as the new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of India on May 22, 2014. 2. Ashwin B. Pandya, on May 15, 2014, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Central Water Commission & ex-officio Secretary of the government of India. 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
284) The Disaster Management Act, 2005 has been implemented in all States and Union Territories of India except one. Identify the State from the given options : View Explanation
(1)  Kerala
(2)  Rajasthan
(3)  Gujarat
(4)  Uttarakhand
(5)  None of these
285) India and which one of the following countries has come together to conduct a joint naval exercise titled 'SIMBEX-14'? View Explanation
(1)  Australia
(2)  Russia
(3)  Singapore
(4)  Netherlands
(5)  None of these
286) Which dam has got approval by Gujarat government recently to raise by about 17m? The dam, whose foundation stone was laid by Jawaharlal Nehru on April 5, 1961, was marred by controversies and agitations. It is world's second largest concrete gravity dam (by volume). View Explanation
(1)  Tehri Dam
(2)  Mettur Dam
(3)  Sardar Sarovar Dam
(4)  Polavaram Project
(5)  None of these
287) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, on May 29, '2014, awarded the prestigious Dag Hamrnarskjold medal to the eight Indian soldiers, who lost their lives in peacekeeping operations in 2013. The Dag Hamrnarskjold Medal was established in which year? View Explanation
(1)  2000
(2)  2001
(3)  2002
(4)  2003
(5)  None of these
288) What was the original name of INS-Vikramaditya, which was recently formally inducted into the Indian Navy? It is a modified Kiev-class aircraft carrier.View Explanation
(1)  Minsk
(2)  Baku
(3)  Azov
(4)  Maxim Gorky
(5)  None of these
289) Which of the statement(s) given below is/are correct? 1. Indian-American chef, Vikram Sunderam won the prestigious James Beard Awards 2014. 2. The James Beard Food Awards are considered as the top honours in Codes View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Neither 1 nor 2
(5)  None of these
290) There is no Leader of Opposition appointed in 16th Lok Sabha, In the Lok Sabha, Leader of Opposition is a statutory requirement on 'the panels which select the..........View Explanation
(1)  Chief Vigilance Commissioner
(2)  Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission
(3)  Lok Pal
(4)  All of the above
(5)  None of these
291) According to ASSOCHAM studies, which among the following states has been emerging as a major destination for domestic tourists? View Explanation
(1)  Gujarat
(2)  Maharashtra
(3)  Madhya Pradesh
(4)  Andhra Pradesh
(5)  None of these
292) The 'Yudh Abhyas' is a counter terrorism joint military exercise between India and View Explanation
(1)  France
(2)  United States
(3)  Japan
(4)  China
(5)  None of these
293) Recently, the Maharashtra Cabinet has cleared the proposal to form Palghar district by bifurcating which of the following districts? View Explanation
(1)  Thane
(2)  Nashik
(3)  Sangli
(4)  Pune
(5)  None of these
294) Consider the following international treaties : 1. United Nations Conventions on Transnational Organised Crime. 2. SAARC Convention on Trafficking in Women and Children. 3. Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. India has ratified which of above international treaties on human trafficking? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  1 and 2
(3)  2 and 3
(4)  1,2 and 3
(5)  None of these
295) The Subarnarekha Multi-purpose Project aims to supply water for agriculture in ..........View Explanation
(1)  Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal
(2)  Jharkhand, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh
(3)  Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal
(4)  Jharkhand, West Bengal and Uttarkhand
(5)  None of these
296) In context to India's defence structure, consider the following statements : 1. Tejas is a lightweight, multi-role, single-engine tactical fighter aircraft. 2. Akash is a surface-to-surface missile with a range of 25 km. 3. Prahar is a 150 km-range tactical missile system. 4. BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile with a strike range of 290 km. Which of the above statements are true?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
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