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JULY 1 : National Doctor's Day
This Day is observed to honour legendary physician, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy whose birth and death anniversary falls on the same day. On February 4, 1961, he received the Bharat Ratna. The BC Roy National Award was instituted in 1976 for work in the area of medicine, politics, science, philosophy, literature and arts.

JULY 11 :World Population Day
World Population Day is observed to bring awareness to people about importance of small families and living healthy lives. The day is celebrated with several programs that are initiated to educate people about family planning methods. The theme of World population Day 2014 was investing in Young People. It was first celebrated in 1987, the day when world population reached five billion people.

JULY 12 : Malala  Day
MalalaYousafzal, a Pakistani social activist known as activism for rights to education and rights for women. She was attacked by Talibani Terrorist on October 9, 2012. On July 12, 2013 United Nations (UN) dubbed the birthday of Malala Yousafzal as Malala Day. After that every year July 12 celebrated as "Malala Day".

JULY 16 : 69th Garo Labour Corps Day
This Day was observed in Meghalaya on July 16, 2014. On this day, the State saluted and paid homage to the heroes of World War 1. The homage was paid to the 500 Garo men, who were recruited by British 96 years ago in 1917 in the 69 the Garo a labour Crops. The selected men were sent to France to help the Allied Forces during the War and on this day Garo men returned to India at Tura in Meghalaya from Mersailles in France.

JULY 26 : International Gaucher Day
The world observed first International Gaucher Day. The day was observed to mark the 160 the birthday of Philippe Gaucher. Slogan of the day was Rare But Not Alone.
    The International Gaucher Day has been established by the European Gaucher a alliance (EGA) to raise international awareness about Gaucher disease. The Gaucher disease is a life threatining autosomal recessive disease called as Lysosomal Storage a disorders(lipid storage disease).

JULY 28 : World Hepatitis Day
The day is observed to raise awareness and influence real change in disease prevention and access to testing and treatment. This year's theme Think Again, acknowledges that we do not know nearly enough about viral hepatitis as a health threat in much of the world. For the first time, it was launched in 2008 by the World Hepatitis Alliance in concern of chronic viral hepatitis.

JULY 29 : International Tiger Day
International Tiger Day is observed on July 29 the every year to draw attention to the plight of one of the world's most majestic species, for it is estimated that only 3200 tigers are left in the world now. Tiger Day is backed by many animal welfare organizations.

1) Who among the following Finance Ministers of India had/has presented the Union Budget ten times, the most by any Finance Minister so far? View Explanation
(1)  Morarji Desai
(2)  Manmohan Singh
(3)  Pranab Mukherjee
(4)  Yashwant Sinha
(5)  None of these
2) As per the recent Economic Survey, India has the second fastest growing services sector. Which of the following countries has the fastest growing services sector? View Explanation
(1)  Malaysia
(2)  Philippines
(3)  Thailand
(4)  China
(5)  None of these
3) Under deficit financing, a way of funding of spending by borrowing, the govt borrows from which of the following sources? View Explanation
(1)  World Bank
(2)  IMF
(3)  RBI
(4)  Gold loan providers
(5)  None of these
4) Despite accepting deposits and giving loans, the operation of which of the following entities do not come under the purview of the RBI as of now? View Explanation
(1)  Regional Rural Banks
(2)  Cooperative credit societies
(3)  Payment banks
(4)  Non-Banking Finance Companies
(5)  Development banks
5) The panel headed by who among the following presented a new formula to estimate poverty in India recently? As per the panel estimates, three out of 10 in India are poor. View Explanation
(1)  Suresh Tendulkar
(2)  C Rangarajan
(3)  KC Chakrabarty
(4)  Bimal Jalan
(5)  None of these
6) The FIFA World Cup 2018 will be hosted by which of. the following countries? View Explanation
(1)  Russia
(2)  Germany
(3)  Italy
(4)  Argentina
(5)  None of these
7) Name the Indian scientist who has been elected to UN entity, the Commission on the Limits of Continental Shelf (CLCS), recently. View Explanation
(1)  Rasik Ravindra
(2)  Rajan Sivaramakrishnan
(3)  Jayant Narlikar
(4)  Anil Kakodkar
(5)  None of these
8) With respect to loans, a time period during the loan term when the borrower is not required to make any repayment, is termed as View Explanation
(1)  provisioning
(2)  moratorium
(3)  sanction
(4)  limitation
(5)  probation
9) Who among the following won the men's singles title of the Wimbledon tennis tournament recently? View Explanation
(1)  Stan Wawrinka
(2)  Roger pedcrer
(3)  Rafael Nadal
(4)  Novak Djokovic
(5)  None of these
10) Reuven Rivlin has been elected tenth President of which of the following countries recently? View Explanation
(1)  Canada
(2)  Israel
(3)  Spain
(4)  Sweden
(5)  None of these
11) What is the initial minimum deposit required for opening a Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account (BSBDA)with a bank? View Explanation
(1)  Rs. 200
(2)  Rs. 500
(3)  Rs.700
(4)  Rs.1000
(5)  No initial deposit required
12) Who among the following has topped the Forbes list of the world's 100 most powerful women released recently? View Explanation
(1)  Dilma Rousseff
(2)  Melinda Gates
(3)  JanetYellen
(4)  Angela Merkel
(5)  None of these
13) Which of the following countries has adopted a comprehensive anti-terror law recently, giving security forces unbridled powers, including shoot-at-sight suspects? It will remain in force for two years. View Explanation
(1)  Afghanistan
(2)  Pakistan
(3)  Iraq
(4)  Syria
(5)  None of these
14) The RBI granted licences to two entities to open new private banks in India recently. As per the RBI norms, the new banks are bound to open what per cent of their branches in unbanked rural areas? View Explanation
(1)  5 per cent
(2)  10 per cent
(3)  15 per cent
(4)  20 per cent
(5)  25 per cent
15) Which of the following regulates housing finance companies in India? View Explanation
(1)  Reserve Bank of India
(2)  IRDA
(3)  National Housing Bank
(4)  State govts
(5)  SEBI
16) What effect is seen on the credit creation capacity of the market when the RBI lowers the cash reserve ratio (CRR)? View Explanation
(1)  It decreases
(2)  It increases
(3)  First increases then decreases
(4)  Remains unaffected
(5)  None of these
17) The Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 240-Mcgawatt Uri-II Hydro Electric Project (HEP) located in which of the following states recently? View Explanation
(1)  Uttarakhand
(2)  Himachal Pradesh
(3)  Jammu & Kashmir
(4)  Gujarat
(5)  None of these
18) What minimum pension has been approved by the govt under Employees Pension Scheme 1995 (EPS-95) run by the EPFO recently? View Explanation
(1)  Rs.1,000
(2)  Rs.1,500
(3)  Rs.2,000
(4)  Rs.2,500
(5)  None of these
19) The World Refugee Day is observed across the globe on which of the following dates? View Explanation
(1)  Jun14
(2)  Jun 16
(3)  Jun 18
(4)  Jun 20
(5)  None of these
20) Sheryl Sandberg, who visited India recently, is present Chief Operating Officer of which of the following social media firms? View Explanation
(1)  Twitter
(2)  L.inkedIn
(3)  Yahoo
(4)  Facebook
(5)  None of these
21) The Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area has been approved for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage list recently. It is located in View Explanation
(1)  Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
(2)  Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
(3)  Samba, Jammu and Kashmir
(4)  Garhwal, Uttarakhand
(5)  None of these
22) The trend of non-cash transactions is picking up pace day by day. Which of the following is NOT a product aimed at facilitating non-cash transactions? View Explanation
(1)  Cheque
(2)  Credit card
(3)  Gift vouchers
(4)  Travel card
(5)  None of these
23) The international forum to discuss and implement supervisory norms for banks across the globe is View Explanation
(1)  WKF
(2)  IDA
(3)  Public Accounts Committee
(4)  Basel Committee
(5)  None of these
24) Who among the following won IBSF '6-Red World Snooker title in Egypt recently and created history by becoming the first player in the world to win world titles in the long and shorter formats of both billiards and snooker? View Explanation
(1)  Kacper Flilpiak
(2)  Pankaj Advani
(3)  Shaun Murphy
(4)  Aditya Mchta
(5)  None of these
25) According to a study on world insurance in 2013 by the Global re-insurer Swiss Re, India stood at _____position in the world in terms of premium volume. View Explanation
(1)  20th
(2)  18th
(3)  16th
(4)  15th
(5)  None of these
26) Who among the followirig has been formally appointed the first chairman of the ICC after its 52-member council approved a controversial revamp of the body's administrative structure recently? View Explanation
(1)  Shashank Manohar
(2)  yjagmohan Dalmiya
(3)  Sunil Gavaskar
(4)  NSrihivasan
(5)  None of these
27) Who among the following won the Afghanistan's presidential election as per the preliminary results released recently? View Explanation
(1)  Abdul Qayum Karzai
(2)  Daud Sultanzoy
(3)  Abdullah Abdullah
(4)  Ashraf Ghani
(5)  None of these
28) The state govts have been given three months to implement the Food Security Act. The deadline for implementing the National Food Security Act was on View Explanation
(1)  Jul1
(2)  Jul 4
(3)  Jul 14
(4)  Jul 31
(5)  None of these
29) The committee which has recommended that Indian money and currency markets move their benchmarks towards transaction-based from poll-based in an attempt to weed out manipulation, recently, was headed by who among the following? View Explanation
(1)  P Vijaya Bhaskar
(2)  G Padmanabhan
(3)  B Mahapatra
(4)  DK Mohanty
(5)  G Gopalakrishna
30) As per the recent notification issued by the telecom sector regulator Trai, the minimum broadband speed has been raised from the earlier 256 kbps to View Explanation
(1)  512kbps
(2)  768kbps
(3)  1024kbps
(4)  1280 kbps
(5)  None of these
31) The instruments issued by registered foreign institutional investors (FIIs) to investors abroad who wish to invest in the Indian stock markets but without registering themselves with the market regulator SEBI are called View Explanation
(1)  Preferential share
(2)  Rights issue
(3)  Commercial paper
(4)  P-Notes
(5)  None of these
32) Which of the following initiatives conceptualised by Indian govt to enable delivery of public services electronically has been awarded a United Nations public service award recently? View Explanation
(1)  Mobile Seva
(2)  e-Govt
(3)  e-Post
(4)  IMPS
(5)  None of these
33) The RBI started issuing its credit policy bi-monthly on the recommendation of which of the following committees? View Explanation
(1)  Shome Committee
(2)  Urjit Patel Committee
(3)  HR Khan Committee
(4)  KG Chakrabarty Committee
(5)  None of these
34) Which of the following real-estate firms in India has become country's first real-estate developer to get ISO 9001:2008 quality certification for development of housing and commercial projects recently? View Explanation
(1)  DLF
(2)  Parsvnath
(3)  Indiabulls Real
(4)  Omaxe
(5)  None of these
35) In a relief to the depositors, the Finance Minister announced in the Union Budget that the PPF (Public *-Provident Fund) deposit ceiling will be raised from the existingRs.1 lakh to View Explanation
(1)  Rs.1.51akh
(2)  Rs.21akh
(3)  Rs.2.5 lakh
(4)  Rs.31akh
(5)  None of these
36) We often hear about the,term KYC in financial newspapers.Under the KYC norms, which of the following documents will NOT be accepted by banks as proof of your correct residential address? View Explanation
(1)  Telephone bill
(2)  Bankaccount, statement
(3)  Letter from any recognised public authority
(4)  Letter from employer (subject to satisfaction of the bank)
(5)  None of these
37) Examine the following-.with respect to the proposals of the Union Budget for FY 2014-15 and identify the one which is NOT correct? View Explanation
(1)  New Watershed programme with outlay of Rs.2000 cr
(2)  A Rs.10,000-cr venture capital fund for start-ups
(3)  Rs. 3600 cr for national rural drinking water programme
(4)  National Centre of Humanitics would be set up in Uttar Pradesh
(5)  None of these
38) A one-stop crisis centre named 'Gauravi' for women who are victims of violence has been set up for the first time in which of the following cities in India recently? View Explanation
(1)  Lucknow
(2)  Bhopal
(3)  Hyderabad
(4)  Pune
(5)  None of these
39) A one-stop crisis centre named 'Gauravi' for women who are victims of violence has been set up for the first time in which of the following cities in India recently? View Explanation
(1)  Lucknow
(2)  Bhopal
(3)  Hyderabad
(4)  Pune
(5)  None of these
40) Which of the following PSUs have been conferred the coveted Navratna status? This new status would give the firm(s) more financial and operational autonomy. View Explanation
(1)  Engineers India Limited (EIL)
(2)  National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC)
(3)  Antrix Corporation Limited
(4)  All the above
(5)  Only 1) and 2)
41) Who among the following won the Austrian Grand Prix Formula One championship recently? View Explanation
(1)  Daniel Ricciardo
(2)  Lewis Hamilton
(3)  Nico llulkcnbcrg
(4)  Nico Rosbcrg
(5)  None of these
42) Delhi is now the world's second most populous city with 25 million inhabitants. Which of the following cities is the most populous in the world as of now? View Explanation
(1)  NewYork
(2)  Shanghai
(3)  Beijing
(4)  Tokyo
(5)  None of these
43) The world's largest multinational naval exercise, 24th Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, was conducted with 22 nations and six observer nations recently. Which of the following nations was NOT a participant in this year's exercise? View Explanation
(1)  Japan
(2)  Indonesia
(3)  India
(4)  China
(5)  None of these
44) The United States has named a mountain in Antarctica in honour of an eminent Indian-American scientist recently. Name the scientist who has been working in the field of biological research. View Explanation
(1)  Ashok Gadgil
(2)  EC George Sudarshan
(3)  AkhouriSinha
(4)  Narendra Karmarkar
(5)  None of these
45) The Minister of State for Home Affairs Kircn Rijiju led the Indian delegation to 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Reduction recently. The Conference was held in which of the following cities? View Explanation
(1)  Bangkok, Thailand
(2)  Naypyidaw, Myanmar
(3)  Dhaka, Bangladesh
(4)  Beijing, China
(5)  None of these
46) The 35th National Games will be held in which of the following states from 31 Jan to 14 Feb in 2015? View Explanation
(1)  Karnataka
(2)  Kerala
(3)  West Bengal
(4)  Maharashtra
(5)  None of these
47) Which of the following figures is/are correct with respect to data provided in the proposed Union Budget presented in the Parliament for the financial year 2014-15 recently? View Explanation
(1)  Plan expenditure - Rs.5,15,043 cr
(2)  Non-Plan expenditure - Rs.12,19,849 cr
(3)  Totalexpenditure-Rs.17,94,892cr
(4)  All the above
(5)  Only 2) and 3)
48) The Disaster Management Act, 2005 has been implemented by all the states and Union Territories except one. Identify the state. View Explanation
(1)  Uttarakhand
(2)  Andhra Pradesh
(3)  Gujarat
(4)  Maharashtra
(5)  None of these
49) Which of the following statements is/are NOT correct with respect to the proposals regarding banking sector in the Union Budget presented on 10 Jul in the Parliament? View Explanation
(1)  The RBI will create framework for licences of small banks.
(2)  Every Panchayat to have at least one small bank by 2019
(3)  Banks to be permitted to raise long-term funds to lend to infrastructure with minimum regulations
(4)  Public sector banks need Rs.2.40 lakh cr equity to conform with Basel-Ill norms by 2018.
(5)  Banks' capital to be raised through retail sale of shares while the Govt to continue to hold majority in PSU banks
50) The European Union signed a landmark trade-and-political deal with which of the following countries recently? View Explanation
(1)  Latvia
(2)  Ukraine
(3)  Romania
(4)  Lithuania
(5)  None of these
51) A term loan is supposed to be a Non-Performing Asset (NPA) if interest and/or instalment of principal remains overdue for a period of more than View Explanation
(1)  30 days
(2)  60 days
(3)  90 days
(4)  120 days
(5)  None of these
52) RIDF was instituted in NABARD with an announcement in the Union Budget 1995-96 to provide low-cost fund support to State Govts and State-Owned Corporations. What is the expanded form of RIDF? View Explanation
(1)  Regional Infrastructure Development Fund
(2)  Rural Infrastructure Development Fund
(3)  Railways Infrastructure Development Fund
(4)  Road Infrastructure Development Fund
(5)  None of these
53) Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a forum for 21 Pacific Rim member economies that seeks to promote free trade and economic cooperation. Which of the following countries is NOT a member of APBC as of now? View Explanation
(1)  China
(2)  Japan
(3)  Australia
(4)  India
(5)  None of these
54) The agricultural price support programme is an example of which of the following? View Explanation
(1)  A price ceiling
(2)  A price floor
(3)  Equilibrium pricing
(4)  Minimum price on which products can be exported
(5)  None of these
55) Bor Wildlife Sanctuary will be the country's47th Tiger Reserve as 'the Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar approved the proposal for the same recently. this wildlife sanctuary is 'located' in which of the following states? View Explanation
(1)  Odisha
(2)  Gujarat
(3)  Maharashtra
(4)  Madhya Pradesh
(5)  None of these
56) Who among the following won the women's singles title of the Australian Super Series badminton tournament recently? View Explanation
(1)  Nichaon Jindapon
(2)  Kirsty Gilmour
(3)  Carolina Marin
(4)  Saina Nehwal
(5)  None of these
57) K Shanmugam, who was in India 'on an official visit recently, is the present Minister for Foreign Affairs and "Minister for Law of which of the following countries? View Explanation
(1)  Mauritius
(2)  Fiji
(3)  Trinidad and Tobago
(4)  Singapore
(5)  None of these
58) The Ministry of Environment and Forests presented the 'India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2013' recently. Which of the following statements is NOT correct as per the report? View Explanation
(1)  The India State of Forest Report 2013 is 13th report in the series.
(2)  The total forest and tree cover of the country is 78.92 mn hectare.
(3)  The total forest cover is 24.01 per cent of the geographical area of the country.
(4)  The ISFR report is presented annually.
(5)  None of these
59) Which of the following statements is NOT correct with respect to the proposals made in the Union Budget for the financial year'2014-15 regarding taxation? View Explanation
(1)  Investment limit under 80C raised fromRs.1 lakh to Rs.1.51akh
(2)  Education cess for all taxpayers,including corporates, will continue at 3 percent
(3)  Personal tax exernption limit raised to Rs.2.5 lakh from current Rs. 2 lakh for taxpayers below 60 years
(4)  Income tax exemption limit for senior citizens has been raised to Rs.3 lakh.
(5)  Exemption on housing loans interest-on self-occupied property increased from Rs.1.5 lakh to Rs.3lakh.
60) The govt has allocated what amount for the Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) to create over 27 lakh jobs in the 12th Plan period ending Mar 2017? View Explanation
(1)  Rs. 4,000cr
(2)  Rs.6,080 cr
(3)  Rs.8,060 cr
(4)  Rs.10,040cr
(5)  None of these
61) Examine the following statements in the context of the govt proposals to change FDI limit for different sectors and choose the correct statement(s): View Explanation
(1)  FDI in defence sector to be raised to 49 per cent
(2)  FDI in online retail sector to be raised to 100 per cent
(3)  The composite-cap of the'insurance sector is proposed to be increased to 49% from the current level of 26%.
(4)  All the above
(5)  5) Only 1) and 3)
62) What is the present repo rate? View Explanation
(1)  7 per cent
(2)  7.5 per cent
(3)  8 per cent
(4)  8.5 per cent
(5)  None of these
63) Who among the following is the chairman of the seven-rnember advisory panel set up by the Union Power Ministry for the integrated development of the power sector recently? View Explanation
(1)  Partha S Bhattacharyya
(2)  Suresh Prabhu
(3)  Anil Baijal
(4)  Pratyush Sinha
(5)  None of these
64) Janet Allen is chief of which of the following institutions at present? View Explanation
(1)  World Bank
(2)  IMF
(3)  ADB
(4)  Federal Reserve
(5)  IFC
65) During the recent visit of Vice President Hamid Ansari to China, both the countries signed three key MoUs Which of the following is.NOT.among them? View Explanation
(1)  No incursion across LAC
(2)  Flood data sharing of Brahmaputra river
(3)  Establishing a framework for regular interactions between administrative officials
(4)  Setting up Chinese industrial parks in India
(5)  None of these
66) The govt announced appointment of new governors in various states recently. Which of the following pairs is NOT matched correctly in this regard? View Explanation
(1)  Ram Naik- Uttar Pradesh
(2)  OP Kohli- Gujarat
(3)  Keshari Nath Tripathi - West Bengal
(4)  Padmanabha Acharya - Nagaland
(5)  None of these
67) Which of the following teams won the FIFA World Cup 2014 held in Brazil recently? View Explanation
(1)  Argentina
(2)  Holland
(3)  Germany
(4)  Brazil
(5)  None of these
68) France honoured which of the following Bollywood actors recently with 'Officier de la Legion d'Honneur (Officer of the Legion of Honour)', its highest distinction - civilian or military? View Explanation
(1)  Amitabh Bachchan
(2)  Aamir Khan
(3)  Salman Khan
(4)  Shahrukh Khan
(5)  None of these
69) The MP Bezbaruah committee submitted its report to the govt recently. This Committee was set up to look into which of the following matters related to North Eastern (NE) region? View Explanation
(1)  Condition of medical facilities in the NE region
(2)  Concerns of people from the NE region living in different parts of the country
(3)  Feasibility to link all the seven NE states through railways
(4)  Measures to increase employment opportunities in the NE region
(5)  None of these
70) A______tax holiday has been extended to undertakings which begin generation, distribution and transmission of power by Mar 31,2017, in the Union Budget for 2014-15. View Explanation
(1)  5-year
(2)  10-year
(3)  15-year
(4)  20-year
(5)  None of these
71) The head office of the Punjab National Bank (PNB) is located in which of the following cities? View Explanation
(1)  Mumbai
(2)  Amritsar
(3)  New Delhi
(4)  Chandigarh
(5)  None of these
72) Examine the following facts with respect to the Railways Budget 2014-15 presented by the Union Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda: (A) India's railway is the world's fourth-largest railways network. (B) The first bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad route has been proposed. (C) The Indian Railways has made the highest ever plan outlay of Rs.65,445 cr for the current fiscal, with a budgetary support of over Rs.30,000 cr. (D) The operating surplus is estimated to be Rs.11,754 cr in the current financial year. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  All the above
(2)  Only (A) and (C)
(3)  Only (A), (B) and (C)
(4)  Only (B), (C) and (D)
(5)  None of these
73) Google's 'Project Loon,' which completed its one-year anniversary, recently, is associated with which of the following? View Explanation
(1)  Bringing internet access through baloons
(2)  Transporting people to moon
(3)  Transporting people to Mars
(4)  Real-time mobile phone tracking system
(5)  None of these
74) The National. Dairy'Research Institute (NDRI) succeeded in cloning another female buffalo calf named Lalima recently. NDRI is situated in which of the following cities? View Explanation
(1)  Lucknow
(2)  Ahmedabad
(3)  Karnal
(4)  Hyderabad
(5)  None of these
75) Nirmala Sitharaman is holding which of the following positions at present? View Explanation
(1)  Finance Secretary
(2)  Economic Advisor to Prime Minister
(3)  Dy Chairman, Planning Commission
(4)  Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs
(5)  None of these
76) Which of the following is NOT correct with respect to the proposals made in the Union Budget for the FY 2014-15? View Explanation
(1)  Rs. 5000 cr for rehabilitation of displaced Kashmiri migrants
(2)  Allocation of Rs. 500 cr for rural electrification
(3)  Sanitation in every household by 2019
(4)  New scheme for skill development called 'Skill India' to be launched
(5)  None of these
77) Consider the following statements with respect to the recommendations of the Arvind Mayaram committee which the govt accepted recently: (A) An overseas investment equal to 10 per cent and above in a listed firm will be treated as FD1 and investments below 10 per cent will be treated as Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI). (B) An investment below 10 per cent can also be treated as FDI subject to the condition that the FDI stake is raised to 10 per cent or beyond within one year from the date of the first purchase. (C) The foreign investment in an unlisted company, irrespective of the threshold limit, may be treated as FDI. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  All the above
(2)  Only (A)
(3)  Only (B)
(4)  Only (A) and (C)
(5)  Only (B) and (C)
78) The first indigenously built anti-submarine warship (ASW) was handed over to the Indian Navy in Kolkata recently. It is first in its class of four ASW corvettes being built under Project-28 for the Navy and is named View Explanation
(1)  INS Kolkata
(2)  INS Mysore
(3)  INS Kamorta
(4)  INS Tarkash
(5)  None of these
79) As mentioned in the Economic Survey 2013-14, the RBI has indentified five sectors as the stressed sectors. Which of the following sectors is NOT among them? View Explanation
(1)  Mining
(2)  Shipping
(3)  Textiles
(4)  Iron and Steel
(5)  Infrastructure
80) As proposed in the Union Budget for FY 2014-15, four more AIIMS will be set up in the country with current allocation of Rs. 500 cr. Which of the following are the states/regions where these institutes will come up? View Explanation
(1)  West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Purvanchal and Vidarbha
(2)  Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Vidarbha
(3)  Sikkim, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Vidarbha
(4)  Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Vidarbha
(5)  None of these
81) The book titled Substance and Shadow was released recently. It is the autobiography of who among the following? View Explanation
(1)  Javed Akhtar
(2)  Dilip Kumar
(3)  Madhuri Dixit
(4)  Aamir Khan
(5)  None of these
82) Who among the following has won the women's singles title of the Wimbledon tennis tournament recently? View Explanation
(1)  Petra Kvitova
(2)  Eugenie Bouchard
(3)  Sirnona Halep
(4)  Svetlana Kuznetsova
(5)  None of these
83) Magnus Carlsen has become the first man to hold the Chess Triple Crown by holding the World Blitz, Rapid, and Classic titles consecutively. Who among the following was the first chess player in the world to hold all three world titles in a row? View Explanation
(1)  Susan Polgar
(2)  Antoancta Stefanova
(3)  Alexandra Kosteniuk
(4)  Judit Polgar
(5)  None of these
84) The Centre has decided to put on hold further amalgamation of regional rural banks (RRBs) as these face challenges in meeting capital adequacy norms. What is the number of RRBs in the country as in Mar 2014? View Explanation
(1)  57
(2)  61
(3)  64
(4)  81
(5)  None of these
85) The New Pension System (NPS), now National Pension System, represents a major reform of Indian pension arrangements. The NPS was introduced for the new recruits who join govt service on or after View Explanation
(1)  Jan 2001
(2)  Jan 2002
(3)  Jan 2004
(4)  Jan 2005
(5)  None of these
86) Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) were set up in 1975 to create an alternative channel to the cooperative credit structure. What is the share structure of the central govt, the state govts and the sponsor banks respectively in the RRBs as of now? View Explanation
(1)  40 per cent, 15 per cent and 45 per cent
(2)  40 per cent, 20 per cent and 40 per cent
(3)  45 per cent, 15 per cent and 40 per cent
(4)  50 per cent, 15 per cent and 35 per cent
(5)  None of these
87) The govt has re-appointed who among the following the RBI Deputy Governor recently for a further period of two years with effect from Jul 4 2014? View Explanation
(1)  HRKhan
(2)  RGandhi
(3)  Anand Sinha
(4)  Urjit R Patel
(5)  None of these
88) Which of the following Indian airlines formally joined the global airline group Star Alliance on 12 Jul? It is the only Indian airline in the 27-airline club operating in 192 countries. View Explanation
(1)  Air India
(2)  Jet Airways
(3)  IndiGo
(4)  AirAsiaIndia
(5)  None of these
89) The govt has announced the introduction of new vaccines as part of the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP). Which of the following is NOT one of them? View Explanation
(1)  Rotavirus vaccine
(2)  Rubella vaccine
(3)  Polio (injectable) vaccine
(4)  An adult vaccine against Japanese encephalitis
(5)  None of these
90) Grand old lady Zohra Sehgal died at the age of 102 years recently. A Padma Shri and Padma Vibhshan awardee, she was a noted View Explanation
(1)  novelist
(2)  singer
(3)  actress
(4)  industrialist
(5)  None of these
91) Who among the following has been conferred with the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for her novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing recently?View Explanation
(1)  Eimear McBride
(2)  DonnaTartt
(3)  Eleanor Catton
(4)  Jhumpa Lahiri
(5)  None of these
92) Which of the following is NOT a new scheme announced in the Union Budget for 2014-15 recently? View Explanation
(1)  NamamiGange
(2)  AtalJyotiYojana
(3)  Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rozgar mission
(4)  Deendayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojna
(5)  None of these
93) Indian Navy's ambitious naval infrastructure project, Seabird in Karwar (Phase-II), has got environment clearance. Karwar is located in the state of View Explanation
(1)  Maharashtra
(2)  Karnataka
(3)  Tamil Nadu
(4)  Gujarat
(5)  None of these
94) Which of the following pairs of countries and their currencies is NOT matched correctly? View Explanation
(1)  Indonesia--- Indonesian Rupee
(2)  Thailand - Thai baht
(3)  Myanmar — Burmese kyat
(4)  Norway — Norwegian krone
(5)  None of these
95) Which of the following terms is NOT used in the field of economics? View Explanation
(1)  SAR value
(2)  Negotiable Instrument
(3)  Forfaiting
(4)  Balance of Payment
(5)  None of these
96) Which of the following banks has become the biggest employer in the private banking space with more than 72,000 employees in 2013-14? View Explanation
(1)  ICICIBank
(2)  HDFC
(3)  Kotak Mahindra Bank
(4)  Axis Bank
(5)  None of these
97) The Union Budget for 2014-15 proposes REITs for infrastructure projects to reduce pressure on banking system, REITs stands for View Explanation
(1)  Real Estate Investment Trust
(2)  Real Estate Innovation Trust
(3)  Real Estate Infrastructure Trust
(4)  Real Estate Industrial Trust
(5)  None of these
98) The RBI increased the cash reserve ratio (CRR) for non-scheduled urban co-operative banks (UCBs) to what per cent of their total demand and time liabilities recently? Effective from Jul 12, the increase will bring them on par with scheduled primary (urban) cooperative Banks. View Explanation
(1)  3 per cent
(2)  4 per cent
(3)  4.5 per cent
(4)  4.75 per cent
(5)  None of these
99) As per the Economic Survey for 2013-14, what is India's share in the world services exports in 2013? View Explanation
(1)  0.6pc
(2)  1.1pc
(3)  2.2pc
(4)  3.3 pc
(5)  None of these
100) Which of the following state govts has announced 12 per cent reservation in all state govt jobs and posts in public sector undertakings for candidates living below poverty line (BPL) recently? View Explanation
(1)  Mizoram
(2)  Tripura
(3)  Sikkim
(4)  Nagaland
(5)  None of these
101) Five Indian women have featured in 2014 Forbes '100 most powerful women in the world list. Who among the following is NOT one of them? View Explanation
(1)  Arundhati Bhattacharya
(2)  Chanda Kochhar
(3)  Padmasree Warrior
(4)  Sushma Swaraj
(5)  None of these
102) India has now formally become the 19th permanent member of the UN renewable agency, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This agency is based in View Explanation
(1)  Doha
(2)  Manila
(3)  Kuala Lumpur
(4)  Abu Dhabi
(5)  None of these
103) Many a time we read the term 'CAD' in the newspapers. What is the full form of 'CAD'? View Explanation
(1)  Commercial Account Deficit
(2)  Cash Account Deficit
(3)  Central Account Deficit
(4)  Current Account Deficit
(5)  None of these
104) The first bill of the new BJP govt, the National Institute of Design Bill 2013, was passed in the Rajya Sabha recently. Now declared an institution of national importance, the National Institute of Design is situated at View Explanation
(1)  Bhopal
(2)  Pune
(3)  Ahmedabad
(4)  Lucknow
(5)  None of these
105) Which of the following institutions had been set up as an apex development bank with a mandate for facilitating credit flow for promotion and development of agriculture and small-scale industries? View Explanation
(1)  SIDBI
(2)  NABARD
(3)  IDBI
(4)  IFCI
(5)  None of these
106) According to the data provided in the Economic Survey 2013-14 recently, India's balance-of-paymcnts position improved dramatically in 2013-14. What was India's current account deficit (CAD) in 2013-14? View Explanation
(1)  USD 88.2 bn
(2)  USD 76.3 bn
(3)  USD 54.6 bn
(4)  USD32.4bn
(5)  None of these
107) The exemption limit on housing loans interest on self-occupied property has been increased from Rs.1.5 lakh to what amount in the Union Budget for FY 2014-15 ? View Explanation
(1)  Rs.2 lakh
(2)  Rs.3 lakh
(3)  Rs.4 lakh
(4)  Rs.51akh
(5)  Rs.None of these
108) The Finance Minister stressed on the need of sharp fiscal correction and new FRBM Act with teeth while presenting Economic Survey for FY15 recently. What does FRBM stand for? View Explanation
(1)  Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management
(2)  Fiscal Rationing and Budget Management
(3)  Fiscal Representation and Budget Management
(4)  Fiscal Reciprocity and Budget Management
(5)  None of these
109) The first nuclear power plant in the world was commissioned in Obninsk city in which of the following countries in 1954? View Explanation
(1)  US
(2)  Germany
(3)  Japan
(4)  Russia
(5)  None of these
110) The C Rangarajan panel presented new formula to estimate poverty in India recently. As per the formula suggested by the panel, who among the following will be defined as poor? View Explanation
(1)  Anyone spending below Rs.47 per day in cities and Rs.32 in villages
(2)  Anyone spending below Rs.43 per day in cities and Rs.31 in villages
(3)  Anyone spending below Rs.36 per day in cities and Rs.29 in villages
(4)  Anyone spending below Rs.33 per day in cities and Rs.27 in villages
(5)  None of these
111) Laurent Fabius is the present foreign minister of which of the following countries? He was on official visit to New Delhi recently. View Explanation
(1)  Germany
(2)  Singapore
(3)  France
(4)  Spain
(5)  None of these
112) Union Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda, in his maiden Railway Budget, presented a slew of measures to improve online services. Which of the following is NOT correct in this regard? View Explanation
(1)  Online booking to support 7,200 tickets per minute
(2)  As many as 1.2 lakh users can log in simultaneously.
(3)  Railways to become paperless within five years
(4)  Facility of buying platform tickets and unreserved tickets over internet
(5)  None of these
113) Which of the following pairs representing regulatory authorities and the areas of their regulation is NOT matched correctly? View Explanation
(1)  IRD A - Insurance
(2)  RBI-Banking
(3)  FMC - Commodity Market
(4)  NABARD - Urban/Primary Cooperative Banks
(5)  PFRDA - Pension Fund
114) As per the Economic Survey for 2013-14 tabled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament, which of the following PSUs emerged as the highest piofitmaking PSU of the country during 2012-13? View Explanation
(1)  BHEL
(2)  NTPC
(3)  BSNL
(4)  ONGC
(5)  None of these
115) We often come across the term 'MSME' in financial news. What does MSME represent? View Explanation
(1)  Micro, Small and Main Enterprises
(2)  Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
(3)  Micro, Small and Migratory Enterprises
(4)  Micro, Small and Multinational Enterprises
(5)  None of these
116) Brazil's dream of winning the FIFA World Cup on home soil was shattered when it suffered a humiliating 7-1 defeat to which of the following teams in the semifinals recently? View Explanation
(1)  Argentina
(2)  Germany
(3)  Netherlands
(4)  France
(5)  None of these
117) Who among the following has been elected the new President of the European Union (EU) recently? View Explanation
(1)  Alexander Stubb
(2)  Jean-Claude Juncker
(3)  Viktor Orban
(4)  Herman Van Rompuy
(5)  None of these
118) Which of the following countries has announced a one-billion-Euro credit line to India over the next three years? The credit line will be provided to take initiatives in the climate control area. View Explanation
(1)  UK
(2)  Germany
(3)  Switzerland
(4)  France
(5)  None of these
119) PSLV-C23 lifted off from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh carrying five satellites of different countries including an Earth Observation Satellite SPOT-7. SPOT-7 belongs to View Explanation
(1)  Germany
(2)  Japan
(3)  France
(4)  Canada
(5)  None of these
120) The 'Ease of Doing Business' report is compiled by which of the following international organisations which ranks 189 economies annually? India has been ranked 134 in the latest report. View Explanation
(1)  IMF
(2)  World Bank
(3)  UN
(4)  ADB
(5)  None of these
121) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. The scientists at the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), on July 17, 2014, unveiled the genetic blueprint of bread wheat. 2. The unveiling of genome sequence of wheat will make possible the increase in wheat productivity and better resistance to climate change. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
122) The NASA has launched Orbiting Carbon Observatory -2 (OCO-2) on July 2, 2014. It is a satellite designed to track..........which is responsible for global warming. View Explanation
(1)  nitrous oxide
(2)  carbon monoxide
(3)  carbon dioxide
(4)  nitrogen dioxide
(5)  none of these
123) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. World's first Android Newcaster was unveiled in Japan on June 24, 2014. 2. It will interact with visitors to collect data for studies into human-robot interactions. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
124) The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), on June 9, 2014 reduced the rate of interest by how many basis points (bps) on long-term refinance facility to banks with an objective to promote from sector investments? View Explanation
(1)  15 bps
(2)  20 bps
(3)  10 bps
(4)  25 bps
(5)  none of these
125) The World Bank, on June 11,2014, released Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report and revised down the economic forecast for developing world in 2014 to...........from 5.3%,estimated in January, 2014.View Explanation
(1)  4.8%
(2)  2.8%
(3)  3.8%
(4)  3.5%
(5)  none of these
126) According to data released by UN Comtrade in Global Textiles as well as Apparel Exports, which country became the second largest exporter of textiles in the world? View Explanation
(1)  Bangladesh
(2)  India
(3)  Sri Lanka
(4)  China
(5)  none of these
127) According to'UNCTAD's World Investment Report 2014, which country has been ranked top in terms of most-favoured FDI destination? View Explanation
(1)  India
(2)  Singapore
(3)  China
(4)  The USA
(5)  none of these
128) On June 20, 2014, Indian Railways increased the passenger fare by 14.2% in all classes and freight charges by how many percent? View Explanation
(1)  6.5%
(2)  6.2%
(3)  6%
(4)  6.3%
(5)  none of these
129) The government of India, on June 21, 2014, accepted the report of Arvind Mayaram Committee on rationalising definitions of FDI and FII. As per the report, foreign investment of...........or more in a listed company will now be treated as FDI. View Explanation
(1)  15%
(2)  20%
(3)  10%
(4)  5%
(5)  none of these
130) The RBI has recognised Micro Finance Institution Network (MFIN) as the Self Regulatory Organisation for NBEC-MFIs on June 18, 2014. The decision taken by the RBI was based on the recommendations made by which committee? View Explanation
(1)  Khan Committee
(2)  YH Malegam Committee
(3)  Parthasarthi Shome Committee
(4)  Chakrabarthy Committee
(5)  none of these
131) Retail giant Carrefour, on July 7, 2014, has announced its intention to close its stores in India. Carrefour is a multinational retailer based in which country? View Explanation
(1)  Germany
(2)  France
(3)  The UK
(4)  The USA
(5)  none of these
132) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. The scientists, on June 24, 2014, developed new skin technology that can detect cracks in concrete structures. 2. The technology will allow the authorities to respond quickly to damage in everything from nuclear facilities to bridges. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
133) Which nuclear power plant on June 8, 2014, became India's first nuclear plant to generate 1000 MW power. With this, the total energy contribution will increase to 5789 MW. View Explanation
(1)  Kaiga nuclear power plant
(2)  Kakrapar atomic power plant
(3)  Narora atomic power plant
(4)  Kudankulam nuclear power plant
(5)  none of these
134) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. India's first indigenous Anti-Submarine Warship (ASW) INS-Kamorta was handed over to the Indian Navy by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) in Kolkata on July 12,2014. 2. INS-Kamrota is the first in its class of four ASW corvettes being built by GRSE under Project-28 for the Navy. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
135) New titanium oxide tiles were developed by the research team from University of California on June 5, 2014 to fight against View Explanation
(1)  air pollution
(2)  sound pollution
(3)  water pollution
(4)  marine pollution
(5)  none of these
136) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), on July 3, 2014, restored the limit of Overseas Direct Investment (ODI) by an Indian company under the automatic route of Foreign Exchange Management Act, 2004. With this decision, now an Indian company can undertake financial commitment or invest up to how many percent of the net worth in all its Joint Ventures (JVs) and/or Wholly Owned Subsidiaries (WOSs) abroad? View Explanation
(1)  100%
(2)  200%
(3)  300%
(4)  400%
(5)  none of these
137) According to C. Rangarajan Committee report on poverty, which State has highest number of people below poverty line? View Explanation
(1)  Madhya Pradesh
(2)  Chhattisgarh
(3)  Odisha
(4)  Manipur
(5)  none of these
138) NASA's Curiosity rover, on June 24, 2014, completed one whole Martian year on planet Mars. The Martian year refers to the length of times for Mars to complete one orbit around the Sun and is about ...........Earth solar days. View Explanation
(1)  682
(2)  600
(3)  700
(4)  987
(5)  none of these
139) According to the C. Rangarajan Committee report on poverty, what percentage of Indian population lives below the poverty line? View Explanation
(1)  30.5%
(2)  29.5%
(3)  28.5%
(4)  31.5%
(5)  none of these
140) Which of the statements given , below is/are correct? 1. National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC), on July 4, 2014, signed an MoU for the development of small farm producers. 2. The MoU seeks to bring the two institutions in close coordination for implementing schemes for promotion of Producer Organisations. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
141) The.Royal Astronomical Society, London, on June 24, 2014, unveiled the NASA's plan to build.........in Portsmouth. Once built, it will be the world's most powerful and largest telescope. View Explanation
(1)  PTLAST
(2)  ATLAST
(3)  CTLAST
(4)  DTLAST
(5)  none of these
142) The Union government, on June 24, 2014, granted Navratna status to which among the following companies? View Explanation
(1)  Engineers India Limited (EIL)
(2)  National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC)
(3)  Both a. and b.
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  None of the above
143) Which country has announced a € 1 billion credit to India to take initiates in the climate control area? View Explanation
(1)  France
(2)  Germany
(3)  Russia
(4)  The UK
(5)  none of these
144) The government of India has extended the ban on imports of milk and its products from China for one more year till 2015 on June 24, 2014. The ban has been imposed due to presence of View Explanation
(1)  urea
(2)  ammonia
(3)  melamine
(4)  magnesium sulphate
(5)  none of these
145) C. Rangrajan Committee to review the methodology for measurement of poverty presented its report to the Union Planning Minister Rao Inderjit Singh in July, 2014. In this regard, consider the following statements: 1. The daily per capita expenditure is pegged at ? 32 for the rural poor and at Rs. 47 for the urban poor. 2. Poverty line based on the average monthly per capita expenditure is pegged at Rs. 972 for rural India and Rs. 1407 for urban India. 3. The percentage of people below the poverty line in 2011-12 was 30.95 in rural, areas and 26.4 in urban areas. Which of the statements given above are correct? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
146) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) amended the Telecom Consumers Complaint Redressal Regulations, 2012 and now these regulations are known as Telecom Consumers Complaint Redressal (Third Amendment) Regulations,, 2014. With this amendment, TRAI raised the minimum broadband speed to..........kbps from the earlier 256 kbps. View Explanation
(1)  1024
(2)  512
(3)  128
(4)  200
(5)  none of these
147) India, successfully test-fired the supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from indigenous INS-Kolkata off the coast of Karwar in Karnataka on June 9, 2014. BrahMos missile is the product of joint collaboration between India and Russia and has a range of View Explanation
(1)  300 km
(2)  290 km
(3)  310 km
(4)  280 km
(5)  none of these
148) Union government of India enhanced the per student cooking cost under the Mid Day Meal Scheme ,(MDMS). In this regard, consider the following statements: 1. The cooking cost per student per day for the primary level has been increased from Rs. 3.34 (2013-14) to Rs. 3.59 (2014-15). 2. The cooking cost per student per day for the upper primary level has been increased from Rs. 5 (2013-14) to Rs. 5.38 (2014-15). 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 nor 2
(5)  none of these
149) Sam Kahamba Kutesa, on June 11, 2014, has been elected as the President of 69th Session of . United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). He belongs to which country? View Explanation
(1)  Croatia
(2)  Uganda
(3)  Colombia
(4)  Albania
(5)  none of these
150) According to United Nations report, released on June 27, 2014, which of the following countries have more than a million children out of school? View Explanation
(1)  India, Pakistan and Afghanistan
(2)  India, Pakistan and Ghana
(3)  India, Pakistan and Indonesia
(4)  India, Pakistan and Iran
(5)  none of these
151) Which country, on June 10, 2014, published the World's First Modern Slavery Bill. The Bill provides for life imprisonment if a person was involved in the heinous crime of trade in human beings? View Explanation
(1)  The USA
(2)  The UK
(3)  Russia
(4)  Australia
(5)  none of these
152) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statement(s) from the codes given below : 1. INS-Kuthar warship was damaged in a mishap on July 13, 2014. It was commissioned in the Indian Navy in 1990. 2. This was the 15th such incident after INS-Sindhurakshak sank on August 14, 2013. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
153) Indian Army test-fired surface-to-air Akash missile from an Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore, Odisha on June 18, 2014. The missile intercepted fast-moving, simall unmanned aerial vehicle named Banshee at an altitude of..........above the sea level. View Explanation
(1)  40 m
(2)  30 m
(3)  50 m
(4)  60 m
(5)  none of these
154) Which two countries, on June 28, 2014, signed six agreements of bilateral importance? As per the agreement, a Joint Commission on cooperation will be established that will guide the bilateral mechanism including identifying areas of bilateral cooperation, arriving at agreements, implementation, identifying issues and finding solutions. View Explanation
(1)  India and Seychelles
(2)  Sri Lanka and Seychelles
(3)  India and Sri Lanka
(4)  Bhutan and Seychelles
(5)  none of these
155) India, on June 30, 2014, announced a new liberal visa policy for nationals of Afghanistan on humanitarian grounds. The new policy allows nationals of Afghanistan to stay in India on stay visa or resident permit for a period of how many years at a time? View Explanation
(1)  One
(2)  Two
(3)  Three
(4)  Four
(5)  none of these
156) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. Pakistan Army launched phase-II of the Operation Zarb-e-Azb or Strike of the Prophet's Sword on June 30, 2014. 2. The phase-II of the operation will be in the form of ground offensive against Taliban militants in North Waziristan. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
157) Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, dedicated INS-Vikramaditya to the nation on June 14, 2014, With this, India's largest warship, INS-Vikramaditya has been inducted into Indian Navy. INS-Vikramaditya has been acquired from which country? View Explanation
(1)  The UK
(2)  Russia
(3)  The USA
(4)  Germany
(5)  none of these
158) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statement(s) from the codes given below : 1. National Assembly of Pakistan, on July 2,2014, approved Protection of Pakistan Bill 2014 amid military offensive against the Taliban in North Waziristan. This Bill will remain in force for two years. 2. The Protection of Pakistan Bill, 2014 seeks to provide for protection against waging of war against Pakistan and the prevention of acts threatening the security of Pakistan. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
159) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. Japan, on July 3, 2014, issued Multiple Entry Visas for short term stay to Indians. 2. The Visas will allow Indian visitors to spend up to 15 days on a visit and are likely to be valid for three years. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
160) On July 17, 2014, the NASA has launched Ship-Aircraft Bio-optical Research (SABOR) experiment to probe View Explanation
(1)  ocean minerals
(2)  ocean ecology and carbon cycle
(3)  effect of ocean acidification
(4)  aquatic animal's lifestyle
(5)  none of these
161) The Major Atmospheric Cherenkov Experiment (MACE) is the world's largest high-altitude telescope to be set-up in Ladakh for the detection of View Explanation
(1)  gamma rays
(2)  asteroids
(3)  ultraviolet rays
(4)  cosmic rays
(5)  none of these
162) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statement(s) from the codes given below: 1. China-South Korea Bilateral Summit was held in Seoul on July 3, 2014. 2. During the Summit, both countries agreed for denuclearising and maintaining peace and stability of the Korean peninsula. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
163) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. Japan, on July 1,2014, ended the 60 years of pacifism giving Army the option to exercise force. 2. With the end of pacifism in Japan imposed by the Article-9 of.the 1947 Constitution, Japanese armed forces will become more aligned with the militaries of other advanced nations in terms of its options. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
164) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. German Cabinet headed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, on July 3, 2014, approved a new law that allows dual citizenship for the children of immigrants. 2. According to the new law, those born since 1990 will now be allowed to keep passports, that is, German citizenship and the citizenship of their parent's country of origin. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
165) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statement(s) from the codes given below: 1. India and China, on June 30, 2014, signed three agreements in the fields of commerce, water resources and human resources development. 2. The signed agreements will facilitate China to set-up industrial parks, share hydrological information during Brahmaputra floods and impart training to public officials. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
166) Which two countries, on July 8, 2014, decided to launch negotiations for civil nuclear cooperation ? At present, the bilateral trade between the two countries stands at $ 15 billion. View Explanation
(1)  India & the USA
(2)  India & the UK
(3)  India & Russia
(4)  India & Sri Lanka
(5)  none of these
167) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. UN Tribunal, Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), on July 8, 2014, ruled on the Indo-Bangladesh maritime border dispute of the Bay of Bengal. The verdict was binding on both countries that will open the way for Bangladesh to explore for oil and gas in the Bay of Bengal. 2. Both the countries accepted the ruling and described that the ruling paved the way for greater economic cooperation of the Bay of Bengal. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
168) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statement(s) from the codes given below : 1. Jean-Claude Juncker has been named as the next President of the European Commission on June 26, 2014. 2. He was the Prime Minister of Luxembourg from 1995 to 2013. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
169) Which among the following has unveiled 'Project Zero' a team of elite hackers designated for checking internet security holes and secure people from cyber attacks? View Explanation
(1)  Yahoo
(2)  Google
(3)  Microsoft
(4)  IBM
(5)  none of these
170) 75. 20th FIFA World Cup was held in Brazil from June 12 to July 13, 2014. Germany won the FIFA World Cup 2014 after defeating Argentina in the final by 1-0. Before this, how many times have Germany won the FIFA World Cup? View Explanation
(1)  Three
(2)  Four
(3)  Five
(4)  Two
(5)  none of these
171) The ball named Brazuca was used in the FIFA World Cup 2014. This ball was made by the Adidas. What does the 'Brazuca' mean? View Explanation
(1)  Play the Fair Game
(2)  The True Spirit of Game
(3)  Brazilian Way of Life
(4)  Play in Brazil
(5)  none of these
172) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. The 2014 FIFA World Cup was the 19th FIFA World Cup. 2. The official mascot of the 2014 FIFA World Cup was Fuleco—the Armadillo. 3. Thomas Mueller of Germany scored the only hat-trick of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  none of these
173) Name the person who became the World No. 1 pistol shooter in the men's 10 m air pistol category on July 1, 2014. View Explanation
(1)  Vijay Kumar
(2)  Gagan Narang
(3)  Jitu Rai
(4)  Abhinav Bindra
(5)  none of these
174) Which country, on June 22, 2014, ratified the additional protocol with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on June 22, 2014? The ratification of additional protocol will boost energy security and will enhance the decks for large imports of nuclear technology. View Explanation
(1)  Pakistan
(2)  Bhutan
(3)  India
(4)  Sri Lanka
(5)  none of these
175) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statement(s) from the codes given below : 1. India and Canada has signed an India-Canada Audio-visual Co-production Treaty with an aim to create jobs in both countries and boost tourism. 2. This treaty is the first of its kind for India and was signed in Delhi. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
176) Name the person who became the World No. 1 pistol shooter in the men's 10 m air pistol category on July 1, 2014.View Explanation
(1)   Vijay Kumar
(2)   Gagan Narang
(3)   Jitu Rai
(4)   Abhinav Bindra
(5)  None of these
177) Who among the following has won the German Grand Prix 2014? View Explanation
(1)  Nico Rosberg
(2)  Lewis Hamilton
(3)  Volterri Bottas
(4)  Sebastian Vettel
(5)  none of these
178) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statement(s) from the codes given below : 1. Russia will host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. 2. Australia will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
179) Which country, on June 30, 2014, became the first country to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons who are blind and visually impaired? View Explanation
(1)  China
(2)  India
(3)  Sri Lanka
(4)  Bangladesh
(5)  none of these
180) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statement(s) from the codes given below : 1. Bashar al-Assad has been sworn-in as the President of Syria for a seventh year term on July 16, 2014. With this, he became the President for the third consecutive term. . 2. Bashar al-Assad belongs to People's party. View Explanation
(1)  Only 2
(2)  Both 1 and 2
(3)  Only 1
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
181) Consider the following statements : 1. India and Brazil, on July 16, 2014, signed three agreements during the sixth BRICS summit in Fortaleza, Brazil. 2. The three agreements signed between the two countries are : Moll on cooperation in the field of environment, agreement of space and MoU on cooperation in the establishment of a consultation mechanism on mobility and consular issues. 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 nor 2
(5)  Neither 1 nor 2
182) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. Sixth BRICS summit was held in Fortaleza, Brazil on July 15-16,2014. 2. The theme of the summit was 'Inclusive Growth : Sustainable Solutions'. 3. China will host the seventh BRICS summit in 2015 in the city of Ufa. View Explanation
(1)  2 and 3
(2)  1 and 2
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  none of these
183) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. Lionel Messi (Argentina) was awarded with the Adidas Golden Ball award for his outstanding display in the FIFA World Cup 2014. 2. James Rodriguez (Uruguay) was awarded with the Adidas Golden Boot award to score maximum goals (6) in the FIFA World Cup 2014. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
184) Rory Mcllroy won the British Open Golf Championship 2014, held at Royal Liverpool Gold Course in Holyake, United Kingdom on July 20, 2014. He belongs to which country? View Explanation
(1)  Australia
(2)  Ireland
(3)  Germany
(4)  The USA
(5)  none of these
185) Pankaj Advani, on June 29, 2014, created history by becoming the first player in the world to win world titles in the long and shorter formats of both Billiards and Snooker by pocketing the IBSF World-6 Snooker Championship, which was held in Egypt. He belongs to which State of India? View Explanation
(1)  Karnataka
(2)  Maharashtra
(3)  Madhya Pradesh
(4)  Andhra Pradesh
(5)  none of these
186) Saina Nehwal, on June 29, 2014, won the women's singles title at the Australian Super Series Badminton by defeating View Explanation
(1)  Bae Yeon Ju
(2)  Garolia Marin
(3)  Wang Yihan
(4)  Carolina Marin
(5)  none of these
187) ABDe Villiers, on June 21, 2014, replaced Virat Kohli as the number one batsman in the ICC ODI batsman rankings. With this, he became the top batsman in both test and one day ICC rankings. AB De Villers belongs to which country? View Explanation
(1)  Australia
(2)  South Africa
(3)  England
(4)  Sri Lanka
(5)  none of these
188) Petra Kvitova, on July 5, 2014, won the women's singles title of Wimbledon 2014 by defeating Canadian Eugnie Bouchard. Petra Kvitova belongs to which country? View Explanation
(1)  Spain
(2)  Czech Republic
(3)  Australia
(4)  Italy
(5)  none of these
189) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statement(s) from the codes given below : 1. Bolivia, on July 18, 2014, passed a law to legalise child labour for kids from age 10. 2. As per the norms of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), children under the age of 15 should not be allowed to work, but it allowed a minimum working age of 14 for developing countries. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
190) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statements from the codes given below : 1. The Madhya Pradesh government, on June 17, 2014, approved the Narmada-Malwa-Gambhir Link Project (NMGLP). 2. Under the NMGLP, there is no need for constructing a dam and also there will be no need for resettlement and rehabilitation. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
191) Name the Indian cricket player who has been elected as the member of Laureus World Sports Academy on July 16, 2014. He is the 47th member of the Academy. View Explanation
(1)  Sachin Tendulkar
(2)  Rahul Dravid
(3)  Sourav Ganguly
(4)  Shikhar Dhawan
(5)  none of these
192) Novak Djokovic has won his second Wimbledon men's singles title by defeating View Explanation
(1)  Rafael Nadal
(2)  Roger Federer
(3)  Vasek Pospisil
(4)  Jack Sock
(5)  none of these
193) N. Srinivasan has been appointed as the First Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a period of how many years? View Explanation
(1)  One
(2)  Two
(3)  Three
(4)  Four
(5)  none of these
194) Mullaperiyar dam is a matter of dispute between which two States of India? View Explanation
(1)  Kerala and Andhra Pradesh
(2)  Kerala and Tamil Nadu
(3)  Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka
(4)  Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
(5)  none of these
195) Which State government, on June 24, 2014, raised the retirement age of State Election Commissioner (SEC) from 65 to 68 years? View Explanation
(1)  Madhya Pradesh
(2)  Uttar Pradesh
(3)  Maharashtra
(4)  Gujarat
(5)  none of these
196) Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. The 127th edition of the Durand Cup will be held in Goa from October 28 to November 9, 2014. 2. Durand Cup football tournament was first played in 1888. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
197) The Power Ministry, on June 25, 2014, has set-up a seven-member panel called 'Advisory Group for Integrated Development of Power, Coal and Renewable Energy' to look into issues related to power sector. Who is the Chairman of this Advisory Group? View Explanation
(1)  Anil Baijal
(2)  Suresh Prabhu
(3)  Pratyush Sinha
(4)  Jyotiraditya Scindia
(5)  none of these
198) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statement(s) from the codes given below 1. Luiz Felipe Scolari, the football coach of Brazil, on July 14, 2014 resigned after Brazil failed to win the FIFA World Cup 2014. 2. He guided the team to win the FIFA World Cup 2002. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
199) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statement(s) from the codes given below : 1. Project Seabird Phase II in Karwar, Karnataka, on June 9, 2014, got environment clearance by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests. 2. Project Seabird was approved in 1999 to pursue the construction of the new naval base at Karwar. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)   Neither 1 nor 2
200) The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on June 9, 2014, signed an MoU to provide......... preventive services to transport sector workers, View Explanation
(1)  malaria
(2)  dengue
(3)  HIV
(4)  asthma
(5)  none of these
201) Consider the following statements : 1. The Indian contingent won five medals (2 Gold + 3 Silver) in 45th International Physics Olympiad (IPHO 2014), which was held in Astana, Kazakhstan from July 13-21 2014. 2. The International Physics Olympiad was started in the year 1965 in order to recognise the increasing importance of Physics in Science and Technology fields as well as in terms of general education. 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 nor 2
(5)  none of these
202) Consider the following statements and choose the correct statement(s) from the codes given below : 1. Union government, on June 19, 2014, reconstituted six important Cabinet committees. Of these, four will be headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and remaining two by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. 2. The six Cabinet committees include Security, Political Affairs, Parliamentary Affairs, Economic Affairs, Accomodation and Appointments. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
203) Name the person, who has been awarded with the Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2013. He was also awarded with Padma Bhusan in the year 2005. View Explanation
(1)  Angela Merkel
(2)  Chandi Prasad Bhatt
(3)  Satya Nadella
(4)  AT Ariyarathe
(5)  none of these
204) The Supreme Court, on July 2, 2014, ruled that the police cannot automatically arrest the accused in dowry cases and police must give reasons for taking such steps, which will be judicially examined. Dowry harassment is enshrined in which Section of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)? View Explanation
(1)  Section-498 A
(2)  Section-499 A
(3)  Section-350 A
(4)  Section-420 A
(5)  none of these
205) World Population Day is observed every year on View Explanation
(1)  July 12
(2)  July 11
(3)  July 14
(4)  July 15
(5)  none of these
206) The Central Ground Water Board and Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), on July 9, 2014, signed a Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) to facilitate a collaborative study to assess the impact of ground water abstraction on land subsidence in which part of India? View Explanation
(1)  Southern India
(2)  Northern India
(3)  Eastern India
(4)  Western India
(5)  none of these
207) Indian sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik, on June 27, 2014, won the People's Choice Prize at the World Cup of Sand Sculpting 2014. He won prize for his work View Explanation
(1)  Save Tree, Save the Future
(2)  Save Water, Save the Future
(3)  Save Water, Save the Life
(4)  Save Tree, Enrich Green
(5)  none of these
208) Which of the following statements is/are correct? 1. Union Ministry of Railways launched the Social Media Platform for the Indian Railways on July 7, 2014. 2. With this, customers can connect with the Railways through Facebook and Twitter. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
209) India became the permanent signatory of the 'Washington Accord' on June 13, 2014. This is an international accreditation agreement for which among the following types of educational degrees? View Explanation
(1)  Art and Humanities
(2)  Social Sciences
(3)  Medical Sciences
(4)  Engineering
(5)  none of these
210) The Union Ministry of Culture, on June 20, 2014, has launched a project to rekindle long-lost ties across nations of the Indian ocean and forge new avenues of cooperation and exchange. What is the name of the project? View Explanation
(1)  Project Ocean
(2)  Project Mausam
(3)  Project Maritime
(4)  Project Wavelink
(5)  none of these
211) Which actor has been conferred with the top French civilian award 'Knight of the Legion of Honour' on July 1,2014 for his outstanding contribution to cultural diversity across the world? View Explanation
(1)  Salman Khan
(2)  Shahrukh Khan
(3)  Amir Khan
(4)  Ranbir Kapoor
(5)  none of these
212) Consider the following statements : 1. India's first One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC) named Gauravi was launched in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on June 16, 2014. It was launched by the Bollywood actor Amir Khan. 2. The Centre is first of its kind in India for women who are victims of violence. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  none of these
213) Noted Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh was chosen for the prestigious Jnanpith award for 2013 on June 20, 2014. He is the 10th Hindi writer to receive the honour. He is the........recipient of Jnanpith award. View Explanation
(1)  47th
(2)  48th
(3)  50th
(4)  49th
(5)  none of these
214) Which State government has declared 'Camel' as State animal on June 30, 2014? View Explanation
(1)  Punjab
(2)  Haryana
(3)  Gujarat
(4)  Rajasthan
(5)  none of these
215) India-born Mexican botanist, Sanjay Rajaram, on June 18, 2014 has won the prestigious World Food Prize 2014 for his contribution to developing high-yield varieties of View Explanation
(1)  barley
(2)  rice
(3)  wheat
(4)  pulses
(5)  none of these
216) Who among the following has written the book 'Blood Feud : The Clintons vs the Obamas'? View Explanation
(1)  Edward Klein
(2)  Harper Lee
(3)  Mark Twain
(4)  JD Salinger
(5)  none of these
217) Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the committee that has been set-up on July 3, 2014 to develop a roadmap for fuel efficiency norms for heavy duty vehicles (trucks and buses) in India? View Explanation
(1)  Ajit Agarwal
(2)  Ravi Krishnan
(3)  Rajiv Kumar
(4)  Anil Goswami
(5)  none of these
218) In which country, a subway metro train was derailed on July 15, 2014? View Explanation
(1)  Germany
(2)  France
(3)  Italy
(4)  Russia
(5)  none of these
219) Consider the following statements and choose the correct answer from the codes given below : 1. World's highest railway bridge is being constructed in India over the river Chenab. 2. It is expected to be 35 m taller than the Eiffel Tower. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  either 1 nor 2
(5)  None of these
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