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1) Which of the following is a legal clause that gives a lender the authority to seize debtors' deposits when they default on a loan? View Explanation
(1)  Appropriation
(2)  Lien
(3)  Sell-off
(4)  Set-off
(5)  None of these
2) The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) plays a key role in relief operations carried out in cases of natural calamities in India. Who among the following is the chairman of the NDMA? View Explanation
(1)  Muzaffar Ahmad
(2)  M Shashidhar Reddy
(3)  Rajnath Singh
(4)  Narendra Modi
(5)  None of these
3) The nation's first-ever memorial in honour of the recipients of the Armed Forces' highest gallantry award, Param Veer Chakra, has been built at which of the following places? View Explanation
(1)  Guwahati
(2)  Port Blair
(3)  Chandigarh
(4)  Kargil
(5)  Imphal
4) India has inked an agreement to participate as the partner country of the Hannover Messe (Fair) 2015. One of the world's leading trade fairs for industrial technology, it is organised in which of the following countries? View Explanation
(1)  Germany
(2)  South Korea
(3)  France
(4)  Italy
(5)  UK
5) India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai have jointly won 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Kailash Satyarthi is associated with which of the following NGOs in India? View Explanation
(1)  Magic Bus
(2)  Save the Children
(3)  Bachpan Bachao Aandolan
(4)  Association for Democratic Reforms
(5)  None of these
6) The unmanned MAVEN spacecraft successfully entered Mars' orbit on 22 Sep. This spacecraft was launched by which of the following space agencies? View Explanation
(1)  China National Space Administration
(2)  NASA
(3)  European Space Agency (ESA)
(4)  Roscosmos
(5)  JAXA
7) Which of the following countries has overtaken the European Union in terms of per capita emission for the first time recently? View Explanation
(1)  China
(2)  Russia
(3)  India
(4)  Iran
(5)  Brazil
8) The Gujarat govt has set up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPY) to promote which of the following cities as the state's cultural capital and encourage tourism in the city? View Explanation
(1)  Porbandar
(2)  Vadodara
(3)  Anand
(4)  Surat
(5)  Rajkot
9) As per KYC policy of the RBI, furnishing PAN is required if the amount of transaction in cash exceeds View Explanation
(1)  Rs.10000
(2)  Rs.20000
(3)  Rs.50000
(4)  Rs.100000
(5)  None of these
10) The State Bank of India (SBI) and its five associate banks would raise about Rs.33,000 cr capital to meet Basel III norms in the next five years. Which of the following is NOT an associate bank of the SBI as of now? View Explanation
(1)  State Bank of Saurashtra
(2)  State Bank of Hyderabad
(3)  State Bank of Mysore
(4)  State Bank of Patiala
(5)  State Bank of Travancore
11) What is the maximum number of withdrawal transactions allowed in case of Basic Savings Bank Deposit Accounts (BSBDA)? View Explanation
(1)  3
(2)  4
(3)  5
(4)  10
(5)  No restriction
12) The definition of which of the following was adopted by the RBI on the recommendations of SS Kohli Committee? View Explanation
(1)  NBFC
(2)  Wilful default
(3)  Universal Bank
(4)  Credit Rating Agency
(5)  Payment Bank
13) The Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) is maintained by the banks on which of the following? View Explanation
(1)  Inter-bank transactions
(2)  Net worth of the banks
(3)  Time deposits
(4)  Net demand and time liabilities
(5)  None of these
14) The 108th birth anniversary of famous writer RK Narayan was observed on 10 Oct. Which of the following is his renowned work published in 1943? View Explanation
(1)  Malgudi Days
(2)  Untouchable
(3)  Fasting, Feasting
(4)  Coolie
(5)  Train to Pakistan
15) Which of the following states has launched State Road Safety Policy-2014, claiming to be the first such initiative in the country? It seeks to check occurrence of street accidents and resulting mortalities. View Explanation
(1)  Uttar Pradesh
(2)  Maharashtra
(3)  Kerala
(4)  Delhi
(5)  Goa
16) Leela Samson resigned as the chairperson of which of the following institutions recently? View Explanation
(1)  National School of Drama
(2)  Film and Television Institute of India
(3)  Central Board of Film Certification
(4)  Sangeet Natak Akademi
(5)  None of these
17) The Sports Minister Sarbhanand Sonowal inaugurated the National Academy of Athletics in Kariavattom in which of the following states recently? The Academy is the first of its kind in the country. View Explanation
(1)  Maharashtra
(2)  Manipur
(3)  Kerala
(4)  Goa
(5)  Karnataka
18) The govt is soon to launch which of the following programmes to ensure housing for all by 2022? View Explanation
(1)  Mahatma Gandhi National Housing Mission
(2)  Jaiprakash Narayan National Housing Mission
(3)  Sardar Patel Urban Housing Mission
(4)  Deendayal Upadhyaya National Housing Mission
(5)  None of these
19) The Global Age Watch Index 2014 ranking 96 countries according to the social and economic wellbeing of older people was launched recently. Which of the following countries topped the Index? View Explanation
(1)  Bolivia
(2)  Norway
(3)  Australia
(4)  Japan
(5)  Sweden
20) Who among the following cannot be appointed a nominee by an account holder with a bank? View Explanation
(1)  An HUF
(2)  A minor
(3)  A retired person
(4)  An NRI
(5)  An insolvent
21) Banks are not permitted to lend below which of the following rates? It was introduced to replace the benchmark Prime lending rate (BPLR) system earlier followed by the banks. View Explanation
(1)  Bank rate
(2)  Call money rate
(3)  MIBOR
(4)  Base rate
(5)  None of these
22) What should be the minimum asset size of a core investment company (CIC) to be treated as systemically important CIC as per the RBI norms? View Explanation
(1)  Rs.1000 cr
(2)  Rs.500 cr
(3)  Rs.300 cr
(4)  Rs.200cr
(5)  Rs.100cr
23) A current account cannot be opened in the name of who among the following? View Explanation
(1)  An illiterate person
(2)  A physically handicapped person
(3)  A widow
(4)  All the above
(5)  None of these
24) Which of the following state assemblies is the first to ratify National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Bill? The Constitution Amendment Bill passed by the Parliament requires endorsement of at least 50 per cent of state Assemblies. View Explanation
(1)  Madhya Pradesh
(2)  Rajasthan
(3)  Gujarat
(4)  Tamil Nadu
(5)  Chhattisgarh
25) Which of the following states is poised to achieve total primary education by 18 Apr 2015? It has launched a programme titled Athulyam for this purpose. View Explanation
(1)  Tripura
(2)  Karnataka
(3)  Tamil Nadu
(4)  Kerala
(5)  Nagaland
26) The Padma Bhushan awardee Madhav Vittal Kamath,who passed away recently, was a veteran View Explanation
(1)  historian
(2)  film director
(3)  author
(4)  journalist
(5)  None of these
27) Who among the following has been awarded with the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature? View Explanation
(1)  Jean Echenoz
(2)  Patrick Modiano
(3)  Pascal Quignard
(4)  Annie Ernaux
(5)  None of these
28) The govt has launched the bharat domain name in Devanagari script, covering eight languages. Which of the following is NOT among them? View Explanation
(1)  Sindhi
(2)  Nepali
(3)  Marathi
(4)  Konkani
(5)  None of these
29) The Centre has fixed a new deadline for state govts to implement the landmark Food Security Act for which the extended deadline ended on 4 Oct. What is the new deadline? View Explanation
(1)  4 Mar 2015
(2)  31 Mar 2015
(3)  4 Apr 2015
(4)  30 Apr 2015
(5)  4 May 2015
30) The first deposit in the newly opened account cannot be made through which of the following means? View Explanation
(1)  Cash
(2)  Cheque
(3)  Bank Draft
(4)  NEFT
(5)  None of these
31) What is the maximum ceiling on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) for investment in equities of private banks and public sector banks respectively? View Explanation
(1)  75 per cent, 26 per cent
(2)  74 per cent, 20 per cent
(3)  51 per cent, 26 per cent
(4)  50 per cent, 25 per cent
(5)  49 per cent, 20 per cent
32) In a recent notification, the RBI said that govt cheques would be cleared through CTS based on their electronic images. What does CTS stand for? View Explanation
(1)  Cheque Transfer System
(2)  Cheque Termination System
(3)  Cheque Transaction System
(4)  Cheque Truncation System
(5)  None of these
33) Which of the following documents is NOT valid for the purpose of establishing customer's identity while opening an account with a bank? View Explanation
(1)  PAN
(2)  Passport
(3)  Ration card
(4)  Driving licence
(5)  None of these
34) The IRDA launched a pilot project, making it mandatory for all life insurers to convert a certain number of the total individual policies issued into demat format. What is the minimum number of policies to be converted under this project? View Explanation
(1)  5,000 or five per cent
(2)  3,000 or five per cent
(3)  1,000 or five per cent
(4)  500 or five per cent
(5)  None of these
35) During his recent visit to the US, PM Narendra Modi promised to merge PIO and OCI schemes. While PIO stands for Persons of Indian Origin, OCI stands for View Explanation
(1)  Optional Citizenship of India
(2)  Overseas Countrymen of India
(3)  Overseas Citizenship of India
(4)  Original Citizenship of India
(5)  None of these
36) Who among the following won the Samsung award for the Most Valuable Player at the 17th Asian Games which concluded recently? View Explanation
(1)  Kosuke Hagino
(2)  Om Yun Choi
(3)  Femi Ogunode
(4)  MC Mary Kom
(5)  None of these
37) Who among the following has NOT won a gold medal for India in the 17th Asian Games held in Incheon, South Korea? View Explanation
(1)  Yogeshwar Dutt
(2)  Jitu Rai
(3)  Seema Punia
(4)  Saurav Ghosal
(5)  MCMaryKom
38) Who among the following won the 2014 Waislitz Global Citizen Award? He won the prestigious prize for his work to build community sanitation facilities. View Explanation
(1)  Swapnil Chaturvedi
(2)  Anoop Jain
(3)  HarishHande
(4)  Bindeshwar Pathak
(5)  None of these
39) The Banking Ombudsman Scheme enables an expeditious and inexpensive forum to bank customers for resolution of complaints relating to certain services rendered by banks. What is maximum compensation that a complainant can seek through the Banking Ombudsman? View Explanation
(1)  Rs.1 lakh
(2)  Rs. 2 lakh
(3)  Rs.5 lakh
(4)  Rs.10 1akh
(5)  Rs.20 1akh
40) The book titled Gods of Antarctica has been penned by View Explanation
(1)  Yashwardhan Shukla
(2)  Kalyan Ray
(3)  Pankaj Sekhsaria
(4)  Ziauddin Sardar
(5)  None of these
41) We often read about the term reverse repo in financial newspapers. The RBI uses this tool for which of the following purposes? View Explanation
(1)  Absorption of liquidity from the market by sale of govt securities
(2)  Injecting liquidity into the market by purchasing govt securities
(3)  Improving the availability of govt securities in the market
(4)  Balancing liquidity with a view to enhancing economic growth rate
(5)  None of these
42) As per the norms, a fixed deposit (FD) is a financial instrument provided by banks which can be issued for a minimum period of View Explanation
(1)  7 days
(2)  15 days
(3)  30 days
(4)  45 days
(5)  100 days
43) The govt is considering a proposal to merge the Forward Markets Commission (FMC) with Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi). While Sebi is the capital market regulator, the FMC regulates View Explanation
(1)  commodity futures market
(2)  money market
(3)  foreign exchange
(4)  virtual currency
(5)  None of these
44) Which of the following is NOT a feature of a negotiable instrument? View Explanation
(1)  Written instrument
(2)  Signed by the maker or drawer
(3)  States a fixed amount of money
(4)  Non-transferable from one person to another
(5)  None of these
45) While the Indian men's hockey team won gold medal at the Incheon Asian Games, the women's hockey team at the same event managed to win View Explanation
(1)  a gold
(2)  a silver
(3)  a bronze
(4)  no medal
(5)  None of these
46) Which of the following teams won the Champions League T20 2014? View Explanation
(1)  Kolkata Knight Riders
(2)  Chennai Super Kings
(3)  Mumbai Indians
(4)  Northern Knights
(5)  None of these
47) Who among the following has/have won the 2014 Right Livelihood honorary award, promoted as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize'? It is awarded by the Swedish charity organisation the Right Livelihood Award Foundation. View Explanation
(1)  Alan Rusbridger
(2)  Edward Snowden
(3)  Julian Assange
(4)  All the above
(5)  Only 1) and 2)
48) The Indian women's kabaddi team notched up its second successive gold medal at the 17th Asian Games, beating which of the following teams in the summit clash? View Explanation
(1)  Iran
(2)  Nepal
(3)  Pakistan
(4)  Indonesia
(5)  None of these
49) Which of the following is correct with respect to Indian Depository Receipt? View Explanation
(1)  It is an instrument in the form of deposit receipt issued by Indian depositories.
(2)  It is a receipt issued by a commercial bank for a time deposit with the bank.
(3)  It is an instrument in the form of depository receipt created by an Indian depository against underlying equity shares of the issuing company.
(4)  It is the permission the open a depository account with any of depositories in India.
(5)  None of these
50) Ryder Cup is associated with which of the following games? View Explanation
(1)  Golf
(2)  Squash
(3)  Billiards
(4)  Badminton
(5)  None of these
51) What is the term used for entities incorporated outside India which propose to invest in assets belonging to India and are registered for this in accordance with the SEBI regulations? View Explanation
(1)  Qualified Foreign Investors
(2)  Foreign Institutional Investors
(3)  Domestic Institutional Investors
(4)  Depository Participants
(5)  None of these
52) Which of the following pairs of abbreviations and their expanded forms is NOT matched correctly? View Explanation
(1)  PPP - Purchasing Potential Parity
(2)  TDS - Tax Deducted at Source
(3)  ATM - Automated Teller Machine
(4)  LAF - Liquidity Adjustment Facility
(5)  MSF - Marginal Standing Facility
53) Project Mausam is a counter-initiative from India to deal with China's growing influence in which of the following regions/fields? View Explanation
(1)  Africa
(2)  Maritime routes (Indian Ocean)
(3)  Oil exploration (South China Sea)
(4)  Electronic component manufacturing
(5)  None of these
54) You have read about the term LIBOR in financial newspapers. This term is related to which of the following? View Explanation
(1)  Big advances
(2)  Interest rates
(3)  Commodity prices
(4)  Stock market
(5)  None of these
55) GMR Infrastructure has been awarded a Rs. 8,500-cr hydropower project in which of the following countries? It will be this country's biggest inward foreign direct investment so far. View Explanation
(1)  Maldives
(2)  Afghanistan
(3)  Myanmar
(4)  Nepal
(5)  Bangladesh
56) Shanghai and which of the following Indian cities will be sister cities as per the MoU signed during the recent visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to India? View Explanation
(1)  Ahmedabad
(2)  New Delhi
(3)  Chennai
(4)  Mumbai
(5)  None of these
57) Uhuru Kenyatta became the first sitting president to appear before the International Criminal Court to face charges for crimes against humanity. He is the present president of View Explanation
(1)  Kenya
(2)  Kyrgyzstan
(3)  Kiribati
(4)  Kazakhstan
(5)  None of these
58) Who among the following has been appointed as the new Chinese ambassador to India recently? View Explanation
(1)  Wei Wei
(2)  Le Yucheng
(3)  Luo Zhaohui
(4)  Hong Lei
(5)  None of these
59) The sum of currency in circulation with the public and cash reserves held by banks is termed as which of the following? View Explanation
(1)  Narrow money
(2)  Broad money
(3)  Monetary Base
(4)  Operational money
(5)  None of these
60) John Key has been sworn in as the Prime Minister of which of the following countries for the third term recently? View Explanation
(1)  Zimbabwe
(2)  New Zealand
(3)  Spain
(4)  Norway
(5)  Sweden
61) Which of the following is NOT a tax levied, collected and retained by states in India? View Explanation
(1)  Tax on vehicles
(2)  Land revenue
(3)  Tax on mineral rights
(4)  Surcharge on Income Tax
(5)  Capitation taxes
62) We often read about the term gold ETFs in the financial newspapers. What does the letter T' denote in the term ETF? View Explanation
(1)  Traded
(2)  Transferable
(3)  Transaction
(4)  Termination
(5)  None of these
63) Eric Betzig, William Moerner and Stefan Hell have jointly been awarded 2014 Nobel Prize in chemistry for which of the following achievements? View Explanation
(1)  Studies of G-protein-coupled receptors
(2)  Development of multi-scale models for complex chemical systems
(3)  Discovery of quasi-crystals
(4)  Developing new methods that let microscopes see finer details
(5)  Palladium-catalysed cross-couplings in organic synthesis
64) Who among the following has/have won 2014 Nobel Prize in physics for the invention of blue light-emitting diode (LED)? View Explanation
(1)  Shuji Nakamura
(2)  Hiroshi Amano
(3)  Isamu Akasakiq
(4)  All the above
(5)  Only 1) and 2)
65) What do you mean by 'hotlisting' in the context of credit cards? View Explanation
(1)  Availing EMI facility
(2)  Enhancing the credit limit
(3)  Requesting add-on card(s)
(4)  Reporting lost, stolen or compromised cards
(5)  None of these
66) The book titled Kutsa Pakhha (Those Who Slander) has been authored by View Explanation
(1)  Mamata Banerjee
(2)  J Jayalalithaa
(3)  N ChandrababuNaidu
(4)  SasikalaNatarajan
(5)  Naveen Patnaik
67) The Govt launched Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (S AG Y) on the birth anniversary of who among the following recently? View Explanation
(1)  Mahatma Gandhi
(2)  Lai Bahadur Shastri q
(3)  Jayaprakash Narayan
(4)  Deendayal Upadhyay
(5)  None of these
68) The govt constituted which of the following funds on 3 Nov 2005, into which the proceeds from disinvestment of CPSEs were to be channelised and would remain there until withdrawn/invested for the approved purposes? View Explanation
(1)  National Development Fund
(2)  Prime Minister's National Relief Fund
(3)  National Disaster Response Fund
(4)  National Investment Fund
(5)  None of these
69) The Govt launched an action plan, India Newborn Action Plan (INAP), aimed at reducing newborn deaths from 29 per thousand live births to single digit by View Explanation
(1)  2020
(2)  2024
(3)  2030
(4)  2036
(5)  None of these
70) There are specific regulators established by law to regulate different type of firms. Which of the following is NOT matched correctly in this regard? View Explanation
(1)  IRDA - insurance companies
(2)  RBI - Merchant Banking Companies
(3)  SEBI -Venture Capital Companies
(4)  NHB — Housing finance companies
(5)  Department of Companies Affairs (DCA) - Nidhi companies
71) Who among the following was the flag bearer of the Indian contingent at 17th Asian Games opening ceremony in Incheon, South Korea? View Explanation
(1)  Sania Mirza
(2)  Saurav Ghosal
(3)  SardarSingh
(4)  Dipika Pallikal
(5)  None of these
72) The Centre has accorded in-principle approval for setting up six more STPIs in Odisha. The STPIs are being set up for which of the following purposes? View Explanation
(1)  Sewage treatment
(2)  Skill training of youth
(3)  Upliftment of Scheduled Tribes
(4)  Promoting software exports
(5)  None of these
73) Who among the following has been elected as the president of newly constituted boxing body, Boxing India? View Explanation
(1)  JCD Prabhakar
(2)  Akhilesh Das Gupta
(3)  Anil Khanna
(4)  Sandeep Jajodia
(5)  None of these
74) India successfully test-fired its long-range indigenously-developed subsonic cruise missile, which can hit a target more than 1,000 km away and carry nuclear warhead. Name the missile. View Explanation
(1)  Prithvi
(2)  Agni
(3)  Brahmos
(4)  Nirbhay
(5)  None of these
75) The cyclonic storm 'Hudhud,' which affected Andhra Pradesh and Odisha the most, originated in View Explanation
(1)  Arabian Sea
(2)  North Andaman Sea
(3)  Bay of Bengal
(4)  South China Sea
(5)  None of these
76) The PM Narendra Modi launched the country's biggest-ever cleanliness drive 'SwachhBharat' mission on 2 Oct. Which of the following are the logo and the slogan of the campaign respectively? View Explanation
(1)  Gandhi's spectacles, Ek Kadam Swachhata Ki Or
(2)  Gandhi's image, Do Kadam Swachhata Ki Or
(3)  Gandhi's face, Swachhata Sabse Pahle
(4)  Gandhi's torso, Badhte Kadam Swachhata Ki Or
(5)  None of these
77) Which of the following statements is/are correct about rejuvenating Ganga Plan ? 1. The government has formed a 'three phase plan' to rejuvenate Ganga with short-term (3 years), medium term (5 years) and long term (10 years) goals. 2. All Gram Panchayats on Ganga banks are to be made open defecation-free and level of discharge from polluting industries shall be zero. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
78) Cipla Medpro has signed an agreement with Teva Pharmaceuticals for sales and distribution of drugs of Teva Pharmaceuticals. Teva Pharmaceuticals is an international pharmaceutical company of View Explanation
(1)  United Kingdom
(2)  Israel
(3)  South Africa
(4)  Spain
(5)  None of these
79) Which of the following statements is/are correct about 'World Green Building Week'? 1. The theme of World Green Building Week 2014 is 'Wake up, Green up', which reflects that world Green Building Week is getting bigger and bigger. 2. World Green Building Week is held _ annually to highlight the importance of sustainable buildings for businesses, communities and individuals across Asia. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
80) A renowned American online Portal has entered into a partnership with The Times of India Group (India's largest media conglomerate), to launch the India edition of its service. Name the Portal. View Explanation
(1)  The Huffington Post
(2)  The Washington Post
(3)  The Aegis
(4)  The Wall Street Journal
(5)  None of these
81) Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows to India surged by about 34% to $ 1.92 billion in the month of June, according to data given by Department of Industrial Policy. From which of the following countries, maximum investment came during the period? View Explanation
(1)  Mauritius
(2)  Singapore
(3)  Britain
(4)  Japan
(5)  None of these
82) Government of Andhra Pradesh has signed a MoU for the management of Technology Research and Incubation Park at Madhurwada IT special economic Zone with View Explanation
(1)  WIPRO
(2)  Kochi-based start-up village
(3)  Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research (SAMEER)
(4)  Google
(5)  None of these
83) Cage culture technique of fish farming is being introduced in which State of India? View Explanation
(1)  Jammu & Kashmir
(2)  West Bengal
(3)  Himachal Pradesh
(4)  Tamil Nadu
(5)  None of these
84) Which of the following statements is/are correct about Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM)? 1. MOM is an Indian project led by ISRO also called as Mangalyaan. 2. Main objective of MOM is to develop the technologies required for design, planning, management, and operations of an interplanetary mission. Code View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
85) Approval of an SEZ in valid for ...............View Explanation
(1)  five years
(2)  six years
(3)  three years
(4)  two years
(5)  None of these
86) In a recent campaign launched by the Rashtrapati Bhawan for a Financially Inclusive Township (FIT), special attention will be given to View Explanation
(1)  handicapped persons in President's Estate
(2)  women, special children and senior citizens in President's Estate
(3)  working people in President's Estate
(4)  unemployed people in President's Estate
(5)  None of these
87) In a recent campaign launched by the Rashtrapati Bhawan for a Financially Inclusive Township (FIT), special attention will be given to View Explanation
(1)  handicapped persons in President's Estate
(2)  women, special children and senior citizens in President's Estate
(3)  working people in President's Estate
(4)  unemployed people in President's Estate
(5)  None of these
88) Which of the following statements is/are correct about global warming? 1. Emissions related to concrete production are estimated to represent 5-10% of industrial greenhouse gas emissions. 2. Reducing the ratio of calcium to silicate in cement production would help in cutting those emissions and producing stronger concrete. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
89) In a meeting of Board of Approval on September 29, 2014, nine SEZs were cancelled which were given to Hindalco, Adani, Essar etc. because View Explanation
(1)  approval of any SEZ is valid only for three years and cannot be extended
(2)  the projects have not made any satisfactory progress in terms of execution
(3)  these companies have not applied for extension
(4)  they are not in operation by these companies
(5)  None of these
90) Which of the following statements is/are correct about 'Aquaman crystal'? 1. It is a crystal that can absorb huge amounts of oxygen and can allow a person to respire underwater without any oxygen tank. 2. It can help only divers as it absorbs oxygen only from water and it cannot absorb oxygen from air. Code View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
91) Which one of the following is not a recommendation of Gopalakrishna Committee report on capacity building in banks and non-banks? View Explanation
(1)  Approach to capacity building in banks and non-banks.
(2)  Creation of position of 'Chief Learning Officer' in banks and concept of return on learning.
(3)  Strategy for addressing issues of replacement/replenishments of talent in banks.
(4)  Periodic Common Banking Aptitude Test (BAT) to check the ability of generalists and specialists.
(5)  None of these
92) Which of the following statements is/are true about the first olive refinery in India? 1. With Israel's assistance, Rajasthan started the first olive refinery in India, as it is leading in the area of olive farming in India. 2. The oil produced in the refinery will be marked under the brand name 'Rajiv Olive Oil' in the memory of former PM. Rajiv Gandhi. Code View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
93) Which of the following is not a highlight of a management team named 'Japan Plus' to facilitate and fast-track investment proposals from Japan? View Explanation
(1)  The mandate of the 'Japan Plus' team runs through the entire spectrum of investment promotion —research, outreach, promotion facilitation and after care.
(2)  The team will support the government of India in initiating, attracting, facilitating, fast, tracking and hand holding Japanese investment across sectors.
(3)  The team will also help Indian investors to invest in Japan.
(4)  The team will be responsible for providing updated information on investment opportunities across sectors, in specific projects and in industrial corridors in particular.
(5)  None of these
94) Which of the following sea is on the verge of extinction? View Explanation
(1)  Aral Sea
(2)  Black Sea
(3)  Dead Sea
(4)  Caspian Sea
(5)  None of these
95) Consider the following statements : 1. Japan is the fourth largest FDI contributor to India with major interest in pharmaceuticals, automobiles and service sectors. 2. Japan accounts for 7.46% of total FDI equity inflows into India. 3. However, India is not an attractive destination for Japanese companies. 4. Over the last decade, the number of Japanese establishments have decreased. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  1 and 2
(2)  3 and 4
(3)  1,3 and 4
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
96) Consider the following statements : 1. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has given permission for monetary policy framework wherein the Centre will specify 'inflation targets' for Reserve Bank of India. 2. An expert committee of the RBI appointed to examine monetary policy, needed by RBI Deputy Governor Urijit R. Patel also recommended the same. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Both 1 and 2
(3)  Only 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
97) Digital computers require data to be encoded into binary digits, each of which is always is one of two definite states of View Explanation
(1)  0 or 1
(2)  1 or 8
(3)  0 or 8
(4)  0 or 10
(5)  None of these
98) Which one of the following committee has recently released his report which was constituted by the RBI with the objective of implementing non-legislative recommendations of the Financial Sector Legislative Performs Commission (FSLRC) relating to capacity building in banks and non-banks?View Explanation
(1)  Gopalakrishna Committee
(2)  Urijit Patel Committee
(3)  Mahapatra Committee
(4)  Padmanabham Committee
(5)  None of these
99) Which of the following statements is/are true about 'Sigappi' paddy of Tamil Nadu? 1. It is a semi dwarf, erect and non-lodging variety that gives higher productivity even if the fields get submerged in water for 10-12 days continuously. 2. It is similar to the traditional variety 'Ponmani' and is best-suited to make idli and dosa. Code View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
100) Consider the following statements : 1. Afghanistan is the largest exporter of opium in the world. 2. Afghanistan produced about 90% of world opium in 2013 and it was a record. 3. Government has done various attempts to persuade farmers to diversify, but the high sale price of opium makes it difficult for farmers to resist. 4. Afghanistan is also rich in natural gas, thus it is second commodity to export in Afghanistan. Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect? View Explanation
(1)  Both 1 and 2
(2)  2 and 3
(3)  Only 4
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
101) First Demonstration Offshore Wind Power Project is to be undertaken on the coast of View Explanation
(1)  Tamil Nadu
(2)  Kerala
(3)  Odisha
(4)  Gujarat
(5)  None of these
102) Which one of the following Indian infrastructural group has signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to jointly develop the Marsyangd di-IV hydro-power project in Nepal? View Explanation
(1)  GMR Group
(2)  IVRCL Infrastructures and Projects Limited
(3)  Simplex infrastructures Limited
(4)  Lansco Infratech Limited
(5)  None of these
103) Who among the following did not receive 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine? View Explanation
(1)  John O' Keefe
(2)  Mary O' Keefe
(3)  May-Britt Moser
(4)  Edvard I, Moser
(5)  None of these
104) Which one of the following is not included in a campaign launched by Rashtrapati Bhawan for a Financially Inclusive Township (FIT)? View Explanation
(1)  A financial literacy programme and creation of a financial literacy hub within Rashtrapati Bhawan for the students, their families as well as all residents of the President's Estate.
(2)  Opening of Saving Bank Accounts for the unbanked under the Pradhanmantri Jan-Dhan Yojana.
(3)  Enrolment of all residents in UIDAI's Aadhar Scheme.
(4)  Financial aid for poor.
(5)  None of these
105) Which of the following statements is/are correct about world's largest telescope? 1. World's largest telescope is to be fixed at Hawaii island near the Mauna Kea lake. 2. India, China, USA, Japan, Canada are involved in this project in which 492 hexagonal mirrors will be used. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
106) Transfer pricing is defined as the price at which divisions of a company based in different countries, transact with each other to ensure a fair price is levied. Which one of the following telecom companies has recently acquitted by Bombay High Court for transfer pricing dispute? View Explanation
(1)  Vodafone
(2)  Bharati Airtel
(3)  Reliance
(4)  Aircel
(5)  None of these
107) Which of the following statement about origination of life in space is incorrect? 1. The branched carbon structure of isopropyl cyanide is a common feature in molecules needed for life such as amino acids. 2. Amino acids are building blocs of proteins and are commonly found in meteorites. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
108) Consider the following statements : 1. According to World Bank, India has been displaced from the top position to receive highest in ward remittance. 2. There is a modest rise of 1.5% in inward remittances to India during 2014. 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
109) Which one of the following statements is/are true about Forensic Auditing? 1. Forensic Auditing refers to the auditing with the main aims to employ accounting technologies and methods to gather evidence to investigate the crimes on financial front such as fraud, theft etc. 2. Forensic Auditing is also called as Forensic Accounting. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
110) Consider the following statements : 1. Famous internet services provider Google has signed an agreement with Andhra Pradesh government to provide technology support for a digital project. 2. Google and Andhra Pradesh government will work for increasing penetration of Telugu on internet. 3. Google will create quality content in Telugu for internet with the partnership of academic institutions. Which of the following is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  1 and 2
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
111) Which of the following government programme was launched to promote the production of Cashmere Fabric by the Union Textile Minister Santosh Gangwar? View Explanation
(1)  Pashmina Development Programme
(2)  Pashmina Promotion Programme
(3)  Pashmina Wool Development Programme
(4)  Changthangai Goat Development Programme
(5)  None of these
112) The control of which of the following Iraqi cities with the largest Christain population was taken over by the ISIS militants recently? View Explanation
(1)  Mosul
(2)  Qaraqosh
(3)  Baghdad
(4)  Damascus
(5)  None of these
113) Cage culture techniques of fish farming involves rearing of fish in floating net cages. Which of the statement is correct in this context? 1. Fish cages cannot be placed in rivers as running water may tear the nets. 2. Average water depth required is 10 m and cage is made of rayon. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
114) Turkey's governing party named Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as the new Prime Minister of the country. Name the governing party of the country. View Explanation
(1)  Justice and Development Parly
(2)  Republican People's Party
(3)  Nationalist Movement Party
(4)  Peoples' Democratic Party
(5)  None of these
115) In which of the following countries worldwide offshore wind power projects have not been installed? View Explanation
(1)  Denmark and Sweden
(2)  Belgium and Netherlands
(3)  UK and Germany
(4)  USA
(5)  None of these
116) On September 9, 2014, India has signed a investment and services business agreement with which of the following organisations? View Explanation
(1)  European Union
(2)  Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
(3)  ASEAN
(4)  Arab League
(5)  None of these
117) On September15, 2014, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, visited which country, where seven important agreements has been signed ? View Explanation
(1)  Japan
(2)  Vietnam
(3)  Malaysia
(4)  Combodia
(5)  None of these
118) Which of the following statements is/are correct about PSLV-C25? 1. First stage of PSLV-C25 uses solid propellants while second stage uses liquid propellent. 2. Third stage of PSLV-C25 uses liquid propellent whereas fourth stage uses solid propellent. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
119) Under the 'Port City Development Project', China has cleard the $ 1.4 billion investment in which country? View Explanation
(1)  Maldives
(2)  Myanmar
(3)  Sri Lanka
(4)  Indonesia
(5)  None of these
120) Which of the following is/are successful Mars mission sent before India? View Explanation
(1)  Korabl 11
(2)  Mariner 8
(3)  Mars 4
(4)  Viking 1
(5)  None of these
121) At which of the following places, the SAARC Home Minister Summit took place on September 19,2014? View Explanation
(1)  Kathmandu
(2)  New Delhi
(3)  Islamabad
(4)  Colombo
(5)  None of these
122) Union Cabinet on September 24, 2014 has cleared the proposal of Grid Connectivity and Cross Border Transmission Inter-connection with which country? View Explanation
(1)  Bhutan
(2)  Bangladesh
(3)  Nepal
(4)  Myanmar
(5)  None of these
123) Consider the following statements : 1. 'Diversify Shines Here 'is the official slogan of the Asian Games 2014. 2. Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino was announced as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Games. Which of the above statement 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
124) From which place, the Chinese Prime Minister Xi Jinping has started his 3-day visit to India on September 17, 2014? View Explanation
(1)  New Delhi
(2)  Mumbai
(3)  Ahmedabad
(4)  Jaipur
(5)  None of these
125) How many gold medals were clinched by Indians in Asian Games 2014? View Explanation
(1)  11
(2)  22
(3)  10
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
126) Who is the new President of Afghanistan after the first democratic transfer of power since the fall of the Taliban in 2001 and succeeded Hamid Karzai? View Explanation
(1)  Ashraf Ghani
(2)  Ashraf Gilani
(3)  Abdul Barak Hadi
(4)  Abdullah Abdullah
(5)  None of these
127) Consider the following statements : 1. The medal design was approved by OCA on August 19, 2013. 2. It features a pentagon-shaped symbol representing the five ports of Incheon—Airport, Seaport, Teleport, Leisureport and Businessport, with the emblem of Games inside. 3. Medal shaped symbol symbolises the city as the hub of North-east Asia. Which of the following statements is/are related to Asian Games 2014? View Explanation
(1)  Only 2
(2)  Both 1 nor 2
(3)  1, 2 and 3
(4)  Only 3
(5)  None of these
128) Name the conservative Prime Minister of New Zealand, who won a resounding poll victory and secures a third term in office? View Explanation
(1)  John Key
(2)  Helen Clark
(3)  Jim Bolger
(4)  Jenny Shiploy
(5)  None of these
129) Which IPL team won the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) by defeating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the final match played at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru? View Explanation
(1)  CSK
(2)  KXIP
(3)  Cape Cobras
(4)  Hobart Hurricanes
(5)  None of these
130) Who was approved as Sri Lanka's first saint by Vetican City? View Explanation
(1)  Joseph Vaz
(2)  Peter Faber
(3)  Autonio Primatdu
(4)  Laura Montoya
(5)  None of these
131) Who won the Japanese Grand Prix Formula One Motor Race at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan? View Explanation
(1)  Nico Rosberg
(2)  Sebastian Vettel
(3)  Lewis Hamilton
(4)  Nikki Lauda
(5)  None of these
132) Consider the following statements : 1. India-Bangladesh signed Moll on cooperation in the field of traditional systems. 2. The MOU is on medicine, exchanges of experts and homeopathy. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
133) Who is the co-owner of Chennaiyin FC team of Indian Super League? View Explanation
(1)  MS Dhoni
(2)  Virat Kohli
(3)  Sachin Tendulkar
(4)  Nita Ambani
(5)  None of these
134) Which two countries were honoured by WHO for the excellency in Public Health recently? View Explanation
(1)  Bangladesh and Thailand
(2)  Bangladesh and Timor Leste
(3)  Combodia and Timor Leste
(4)  Thailand and Bangladesh
(5)  None of these
135) Consider the following statements : 1. The 2014 Shanghai Rolex Masters was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. 2. It was the sixth edition of the Shanghai ATP Masters 1000, classified as an ATP World Tour Masters 100 event on the 2014 ATP World Tour. 3. The singles main draw features 56 different players, including 44 or 45 direct acceptances, 7 qualifiers, 4 wild cards, and 1 eventual special exempt. 4. Federer captured his fourth title of the season and 81st career title. To top off his amazing week in Shanghai, he will return to the No. 2 ranking for the first time since May of last year. View Explanation
(1)  Only 2
(2)  Only 3
(3)  Only 1
(4)  Alt of these
(5)  None of these
136) The annual summit of Sanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Council of Head of State (CHS) of 2014 was held in which one of the following countries? View Explanation
(1)  Kazakhstan
(2)  Kyrgyzstan
(3)  Tazikistan
(4)  Uzbekistan
(5)  None of these
137) Iraq's Parliament named Haider al-Abadi for the country's new Prime Minister after the resignation of View Explanation
(1)  Ibrahim al-Jaafri
(2)  Nouri al-Maliki
(3)  Abd al-Karim Qasim
(4)  Ayyad Allawi
(5)  None of these
138) Which of the following statements is/are correct? 1. The Supreme Court of India on September 25, 2014 struck down the National Tax Tribunal (NTT) Act, 2005 terming it as unconstitutional. 2. Judgement rules that the law is unconstitutional on two grounds i.e. separation of powers between the judiciary and the executive and judicial superintendence. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2.
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
139) Consider the following statements : 1. Union government decided to sell LED bulbs to households at Rs 10 against the market price of Rs. 400. 2. LED uses one-fourth of energy of a normal incandescsent bulb. Which of the above statements 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
140) Who won the first time the Russian Grand Prix has been run as a round of the Formula One World Championship since the championship was formed in 1950? View Explanation
(1)  Nico Rosberg
(2)  Sebastian Vettel
(3)  Lewis Hamilton
(4)  Nikki Lauda
(5)  None of these
141) Consider the following statements : 1. The Union Ministry of Science & Technology launched the Maithreyi International Visiting Professorship in New Delhi. 2. Under the scheme, India will invite 12 leading international science scholars from across the world to visit India as Visiting Professors. Which of the above statements 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
142) Consider the following statements 1. The Dutch Open is amongst the longest running darts tournaments having started back in 1973. 2. From 2002 to 2013, the tournament was held at NH Conference Centre Koningshof, Veldhoven, but from 2014 the tournament will be held at De Bonte Wever, Assen. Which of the above statements is/are correct? View Explanation
(1)  Both 1 and 2
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Neither 1 nor 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
143) Consider the following statements : 1. The Union Ministry of Science & Technology launched the Maithreyi International Visiting Professorship in New Delhi. 2. Under the scheme, India will invite 12 leading international science scholars from across the world to visit India as Visiting Professors. Which of the above statements 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
144) Which school won U-17 Girls title of 55th Subroto Cup Football tournament? View Explanation
(1)  Senior Secondary School, Delhi
(2)  Government Girls Secondary School, Hissar, Haryana
(3)  Delhi Public School
(4)  Assam's Kiyang Kasiya Memorial Tribal School
(5)  None of these
145) What is/are mandate(s) of the Kundu Committee on the Social, Economic and Educational Status of the Muslim community of India? 1. To evaluate the process of implementation of Sachar Committee report. 2. To evaluate the Prime Minister's new 15 points progamme. 3. To recommend on the social and economic upliftment of backward classes in India. 4. To assess the outcome of the programmes implemented by Union Ministry of Minority Affairs and other ministries. Code View Explanation
(1)  1 and 3
(2)  1, 2 and 4
(3)  2, 3 and 4
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
146) Who defeated Briton-Australian partner, Jamie Murray and John Peers at Malaysian Open 2014 doubles title of tennis? View Explanation
(1)  Leander Paes and Marcin Matkowski
(2)  Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes
(3)  Mahesh Bhupathi and Marcin Matkowski
(4)  Cara Black and Sania Mirza
(5)  None of these
147) Choose the correct statement(s). 1. The Union government on October 7,2014 launched a website 'attendance.gov.in' to monitor the attendance of government employees in real time. 2. The move is aimed at increasing increasing transparency and accountability. Code View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
148) Who is the writer of novel'Dhool Paudhon Par' and also conferred Saraswati Samman? View Explanation
(1)  Govind Mishra
(2)  Arundhati Roy
(3)  Chetan Bhagat
(4)  Harivansh Rai Bachchan
(5)  None of these
149) Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Swachh Bharat campaign launched by Prime Minister? 1. The Swachh Bharat campaign was ' launched on the occasion of 145th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. 2. It is aimed at making India clean by 2019. Code View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
150) The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced to awards for Physics (i.e., Nobel Prize) View Explanation
(1)  For the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light-sources.
(2)  For the invention of efficient yellow light-emitting diodes.
(3)  Development of white LED.
(4)  Development of red and green LEDs.
(5)  None of these
151) Choose the correct statement(s). 1. Union government has launched Deendayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushalya Yojana. The Yojana was launched by the Ministry of Social Welfare. 2. The Yojana aims at training 10 lakh rural youths for jobs in three years, that is by 2017. Code View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
152) For what John O'Keefe, May-Britt and Edvard Moser got 2014 Nobel Prize on Medicine? View Explanation
(1)  Discovery of the brain's internal positioning system.
(2)  Discovery of GPS of health centre.
(3)  Plagued the mined of researchers.
(4)  Instrument for the study of nerve cells.
(5)  None of these
153) Consider the following statements : 1. The Prune Minister Narendra Modi launched the 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana' on October 11, 2014 calling it a Scheme that would open the door for good politics. 2. Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana will work through the leadership of Parliamentarians. Choose the correct statements). View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
154) To whom, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences was announced that the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for the year 2014? View Explanation
(1)  Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner
(2)  Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt anc Afien Warshel
(3)  Brain K. Kobilka and Robert "J Lefkowitz
(4)  Dan Shectman
(5)  None of these
155) Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Spectrum Confocal Microscope? 1. This is humble beginning towards Prime Minister's 'Made in India' and reach Global Strategy. 2. This product helps in developing medicines for a number of life threatening diseases. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
156) Who is the youngest Nobel laureate in the history of the Prize for her 'struggle against the suppression of children.and young people'? View Explanation
(1)  Malala Yousafzai
(2)  Randal Carmer
(3)  Theodore Roosevelt
(4)  Henry Dunant
(5)  None of these
157) Consider the following statements : 1. An MoU between the Earth System Science organisation-Ministry of Earth Sciences and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), USA was signed in New Delhi for cooperation in Earth System Sciences. 2. The MoU will provide a mechanism to jointly undertake research and development work to address Earth System Science issues of common concern. Which of the above statements 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
158) Which of the following statements regarding 'Swachhta Udyami Yojana' is/are correct? 1. Ministry of State for Social Justice and Empowerment has launched the Swachhta Udyami Yojana on October 2, 2014. 2. The scheme provide insurance facilities to the Safai Karamcharis. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
159) For what Jean Triole has been named as 2014's winner of Economics Nobel Prize? View Explanation
(1)  Instrinsic and extrinisic motivation
(2)  For his analysis of market powei and regulation
(3)  Game theory
(4)  Photo-electric effect
(5)  None of these
160) Choose the correct statement(s). 1. The National Mental Health Policy has been prepared on the basis of the recommendations made by the Policy Group on Mental Health constituted by the Union government in April, 2011. 2. Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan launched the National Mental Health Policy of India on October 10, 2014. Code View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
161) Who is the author of 'Worthy Fights : A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace'? View Explanation
(1)  Leon Panetta and Jim Newton
(2)  Alexander Bard
(3)  Panloh Ceoloh
(4)  Leo Tolstoy
(5)  None of these
162) Which of the following statements are correct regarding the National Disaster Management Authority? 1. It observed its 10th Foundation Day on September 29, 2014. 2. The ranks of the members of the NDMA has been reduced to Secretary of Union government from Union Minister of State. Code View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
163) Choose the correct statement(s). 1. Union government accorded in-principle approval for setting-up six more Software Technology Parks of India (STPIs) in Odisha. 2. These six STPIs will be developed at Jaypore in Koraput district, Sambalpur, Jajpur, Angul, Rayagada and Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi. Code View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
164) Who got Vayoshrestha Samman in the presence of Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment and Minister of State Sudarshan Bhagat? View Explanation
(1)  Sumitra Mahajan
(2)  Meera Kumar
(3)  PA Sangma
(4)  Somnath Chatterjee
(5)  None of these
165) Consider the following statements : 1. The Supreme Court formed a 5-member Committee headed by Registrar of Jammu & Kashmir High Court to evaluate the ground situation in the flood ravaged State on September 24, 2014. 2. The committee is also intended to give recommendation on the State of dams and various hydroelectric projects. Which of the above statements 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
166) Which one of the following missions was announced by UN after the declaration of emergency for Ebola? View Explanation
(1)  United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Control
(2)  United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response
(3)  United Nations Mission for Ebola Control
(4)  United Nations Mission to Control Ebola
(5)  None of these
167) Which of the following statements regarding the National Career Service Portal is/are correct? 1. The portal will connect to people seeking jobs with people/ companies looking for employees to hire. 2. The portal can be accessed by employees from the public sector and private sector along with intermediaries like recruitment agencies, skill development institutes and trainers. Code View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
168) 1. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta faces charges of crime against humanity, inciting violence and organising ethnic massacres. 2. Kenyatta has resigned temporarily as he did not want to appear before the ICC as the President of Kenya, View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
169) Consider the following statements : 1. Election Commission of India has development a video game titled 'Get! Set! Vote !' amongst a series of edutainment materials on voter awareness and education. 2. The game has been created to encourage voters to participate in election process. Choose the correct statement(s). View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
170) Which of the statements is/are correct? 1. Britain and Ireland inked a memorandum of understandings on visa cooperation to allow Pakistani and Indian visitors to travel to the two island nation. 2. It will help Britain and Ireland -share date and exchange information about immigration. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
171) Which of the following is/are the objective(s) of 'Make in India' campaign launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi? 1. To get manufacturing sector to grow over 10% on a sustainable basis over a long run. 2. To transform the economy from the services-driven growth model to labour-intensive manufacturing driven growth. 3. To increase the GDP to a level of 8-9% by the year 2020. 4. To create jobs for over 10 million people, who join to workforce every year. Code View Explanation
(1)  1 and 3
(2)  2 and 4
(3)  1,2 and 4
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
172) Which of the following statements is/are correct? 1. When Ashraf Ghani become the new President of Afghanistan, it was the first time since the fall of Taliban in 2001, that power was transferred democratically. 2. He will have a tough time in improving the condition of people of Afghanistan. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  Only 2
(3)  Both 1 and 2
(4)  Either 1 or 2
(5)  None of these
173) Choose the correct statements. 1. The Union government has appointed Debroy Panel to suggest ways for restructuring the Railway Board. 2. The Panel would submit its report till the end of 2018. 3. The other members of the Panel are Cabinet Secretary, former CMD of P & G, former MD of National Stock Exchange and Senior Fellow of Centre for Policy Research. View Explanation
(1)  Only 1
(2)  1 and 2
(3)  1 and 3
(4)  All of these
(5)  None of these
174) Japan is one of the largest FDI contributor to India with major interests in pharmaceuticals, automobiles and service sectors. What is rank? View Explanation
(1)  First
(2)  Second
(3)  Thrid
(4)  Fourth
(5)  None of these
175) Consider the following statements : 1. Google India on September 22,2014 and announced to launch a nationwide contest to develop a mobile application for Prime Minister's Office (PMO). 2. The contest will showcase how Indians can build a world class application. Which of the above statements 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
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