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Ques. : 1   The govt agreed to increase the ceiling for Lok Sabha poll to Rs 70 lakh recently. However, in the Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Sikkim and Union Territories, the ceiling for LS poll will be:
1) Rs 30 lakh 2) Rs 35 lakh
3) Rs 45 lakh 4) Rs 50 lakh
5) Rs 54 lakh Show Answer
Ques. : 2   Which of the following is not a work of late Khushwant Singh?
1) Train to Pakistan 2) Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer
3) The Sunset Club 4) Truth, Love and a Little Malice
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 3   The new index, proposed by the Rajan committee, asses the backwardness of the states based on averages of ten sub-components. Which of the following is NOT among these components?
1) monthly per-capita consumption expenditure 2) female literacy
3) share of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in the total population 4) household amenities
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 4   UN unanimously voted in favor of resolution condemning illegal oil export from which of the following countries recently?
1) Syria 2) Libya
3) Yemen 4) Iraq
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 5   Which of the following states continues to remain the top-ranked Indian state in terms of “economic freedom,” an index that measures governance, growth, citizens’ rights and labour and business regulation among the country’s 20 largest states?
1) Madhya Pradesh 2) Haryana
3) Kerala 4) Gujarat
5) Tamil Nadu Show Answer
Ques. : 6   The book titled ‘Indian Muslim Spring’ is authored by:
1) Hasan Suroor 2) Reza Aslan
3) Hansda Sowendra Shekhar 4) Mukul Kesavan
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 7   According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), which of the following countries is the biggest buyer of arms in the world over the last five years?
1) China 2) Iran
3) Pakistan 4) India
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 8   Who is the winner of the 2014 Templeton Prize?
1) Jan Sokol 2) Dominik Duka
3) Tomas Halik 4) Miloslav Vlk
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 9   Which of the following is NOT a part of the prudent guidelines issued by the Reserve Bank of India?
1) Asset classification 2) Income recognition
3) Provisioning norms 4) Loan recovery rules
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 10   In the context of banking sector, DRT is associated with:
1) Recurring deposits 2) Loan recovery
3) Deposit insurance 4) Demand and time liabilities of banks
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 11   World Tuberculosis Day is observed on:
1) 11 Mar 2) 14 Mar
3) 22 Mar 4) 24 Mar
5) 25 Mar Show Answer
Ques. : 12   Who among following has been appointed the Secretary of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) recently?
1) Saurabh Chandra 2) Ruma Pal
3) Amitabh Kant 4) Vivek Rae
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 13   Nearly two decades after Indian languages were removed from the official curriculum, Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Telugu and Urdu are to be reinstated in state schools in which of the following countries? The country is home to 1.4 million citizens of Indian origin.
1) Mauritius 2) Indonesia
3) South Africa 4) Zimbabwe
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 14   Soma Mondal has been appointed the new Director (Commercial) of which of the following Navratna PSUs recently? She is the first woman employee of the company to be elevated to the post of Director.
1) Bharat Electronics Limited 2) National Aluminium Company Limited
3) Shipping Corporation of India Limited 4) Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited
5) Oil India Limited Show Answer
Ques. : 15   The Reserve Bank came out with final guidelines for the non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) with regard to the early detection and recovery of bad loans recently. Which of the following is correct in this regard?
1) The guidelines will be effective from 1 Apr 2015. 2) Before a loan account turns into an NPA, NBFCs will be required to identify incipient stress in the account by creating a sub-asset category 'special mention accounts' (SMA).
3) The Bank permitted NBFCs to sell NPAs to other banks, financial institutions or NBFCs without any initial holding period. 4) All the above
5) Only 2) and 3) Show Answer
Ques. : 16   The two-month long campaign 'U & Me Against Dengue', a public-private partnership, will be launched in six major cities in the country. Which of the following cities is NOT among them?
1) Delhi 2) Mumbai
3) Kolkata 4) Chennai
5) Ahmedabad Show Answer
Ques. : 17   India has nominated the Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh and Rani-ki-Vav, a 11th-century step well as candidates for UNESCO’s World Heritage Site status this year. Rani-Ki-Vav is located in which of the following states?
1) Rajasthan 2) Delhi
3) Gujarat 4) Madhya Pradesh
5) Uttar Pradesh Show Answer
Ques. : 18   Who among the following has been voted the cricketer of the generation by a 50-member jury of current and former cricketers and journalists recently? He will be awarded by ESPNcricinfo.
1) Shane Warne 2) Jacques Kallis
3) Sachin Tendulkar 4) Brian Lara
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 19   India is one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world and is expected to become the third largest after US and China by 2020. What is India’s current position in this field?
1) Fifth 2) Sixth
3) Seventh 4) Eighth
5) Ninth Show Answer
Ques. : 20   The nation observed 84th Martyrdom Day to pay homage to Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru recently on:
1) Mar 21 2) Mar 22
3) Mar 23 4) Mar 24
5) Mar 25 Show Answer
Ques. : 21   The govt plans to build how many low-cost airports in the next 20 years in tier-II and tier-III cities as smaller cities are set to lead the air traffic growth in the country in the coming years?
1) 50 2) 100
3) 150 4) 200
5) 300 Show Answer
Ques. : 22   Who among the following emerged winner of the inaugural Tata T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship held at the Buddh International Circuit recently?
1) David Jenkins 2) Mathew Summerfield
3) Stuart Oliver 4) Matt Allison
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 23   Kendra Sahitya Akademi Awards, 2013 were felicitated recently. Who among the following is NOT among the award winners this year?
1) Javed Akhtar 2) Ambika Dutt
3) Subodh Sarkar 4) Mridula Garg
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 24   Who among the following has been appointed the chairman of the Financial Planning Standards Board India (FPSB), the professional standards setting body for financial planners?
1) Dhirendra Swarup 2) BN Srikrishna
3) AR Lakshmanan 4) Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 25   Which of the following teams won the final of the 4th Hockey India men's National Championship recently?
1) Railways 2) Air India
3) Comptroller and Auditor General of India XI 4) Punjab
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 26   Who among the following has won the women's world squash championship recently?
1) Laura Massaro 2) Nour El Sherbini
3) Raneem El Weleily 4) Jenny Duncalf
5) Nicol David Show Answer
Ques. : 27   Nissan's low-cost brand, Datsun, made a comeback into the car world after a 30-year gap with the launch of a 1,200cc hatchback model recently. Name the new car launched by the company.
1) Celerio 2) Figo
3) Beat 4) Go
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 28   Which of the following automakers in the US will pay a record $1.2 bn to resolve a criminal probe into safety issues?
1) General Motors 2) Toyota Motors
3) Ford Motors 4) BMW
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 29   How many banks can participate to facilitate a consortium advance?
1) Two 2) Three
3) Four 4) Five
5) Any number Show Answer
Ques. : 30   The present definition of willful default was adopted by the RBI on the recommendation of which of the following committees?
1) KC Chakrabarty Committee 2) C Rangarajan Committee
3) HR Khan Committee 4) SS Kohli Committee
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 31   Which of the following countries has been suspended from the powerful G8 grouping recently?
1) Italy 2) Germany
3) Russia 4) Canada
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 32   According to the data from World Health Organization, most drug-resistant TB patient live in which of the following countries?
1) China 2) Pakistan
3) US 4) India
5) Russia Show Answer
Ques. : 33   Which of the following countries announced a surprise air tax reform in its budget statement which will slash air ticket prices from the country to India?
1) US 2) UK
3) Japan 4) Germany
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 34   Which of the following state govts has finalized Rs 4,000 cr relief package to farmers in 28 districts of the state hit by hailstorms? The unseasonal rains had caused heavy damage to about 20 lakh hectares crops in these districts.
1) Gujarat 2) Rajasthan
3) Madhya Pradesh 4) Maharashtra
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 35   The recently concluded TROPEX drill was conducted by:
1) Indian Army 2) Indian Navy
3) Indian Air Force 4) All the above combined
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 36   The recently published book ‘Rogue Elephant: Harnessing The Power of India’s Unruly Democracy’ has been authored by who among the following?
1) Simon Denyer 2) Anita Nair
3) Indrajit Hazra 4) Solomon Northup
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 37   What is the expanded form of NCBC?
1) National Commission for Broadcasting Control 2) National Commission for Backward Classes
3) National Commission for Border and Coasts 4) National Commission for Backward Communities
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 38   International thinktank SIPRI is associated with which of the following?
1) Arms control 2) Sanitation
3) Child rights 4) Refugees
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 39   The Women in Politics Map 2014 launched by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women has ranked India at which of the following positions?
1) 24th 2) 42nd
3) 73rd 4) 92nd
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 40   As per the revised ceiling for assembly elections, now, in Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura and Puducherry, poll expenditure per candidate is allowed up to:
1) 16 lakh 2) 18 lakh
3) Rs 20 lakh 4) Rs 28 lakh
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 41   Sri Lanka recorded the fastest ever victory in a Twenty20 International as they thrashed which of the following countries by nine wickets in just five overs in the ICC World T20 in Chittagong recently?
1) Netherlands 2) Afghanistan
3) Nepal 4) UAE
5) Ireland Show Answer
Ques. : 42   Which of the following teams has won the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship recently?
1) Haryana 2) Railways
3) Punjab 4) Jharkhand
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 43   Which of the following states has became the first state in the country to declare all election booths in the coming Lok Sabha polls as no smoking zones?
1) Delhi 2) Gujarat
3) Odisha 4) Jammu & Kashmir
5) Kerala Show Answer
Ques. : 44   Which of the following teams has clinched the 3rd South Asian Handball Championship title recently?
1) Pakistan 2) India
3) Nepal 4) Afghanistan
5) Pakistan Show Answer
Ques. : 45   Bangladesh celebrated its 44th Independence Day recently. Identify the day in 1971, when the country's independence was formally declared by Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman?
1) 21 Mar 2) 22 Mar
3) 24 Mar 4) 25 Mar
5) 26 Mar Show Answer
Ques. : 46   According to the United Nations' refugee agency report, largest numbers of people fleeing their homelands to seek asylum from which of the following countries as of now?
1) Afghanistan 2) Ukraine
3) Syria 4) Nepal
5) Sri Lanka Show Answer
Ques. : 47   The book ‘A Strange Kind of Paradise: India Through Foreign Eyes’ is written by:
1) Sam Miller 2) Robert Nickelsberg
3) Malvika Singh 4) Vandana Vasudevan
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 48   IUCN is an international union associated with which of the following?
1) Conservation of Nature 2) Consumption of Nutrients
3) Countries with Nuclear power 4) Cure and Neutralisation
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 49   Who among the following is the winner of the best actor Oscar at the 86th academy awards?
1) Jared Leto 2) Leonardo DiCaprio
3) Woody Harrelson 4) Matthew McConaughey
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 50   The annual US Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award honours women around the globe who have exemplified exceptional courage and leadership. Who among the following is NOT given the award in 2014?
1) Maha Al Muneef 2) Malala Yousafzai
3) Fatimata Toure 4) Roshika Deo
5) Nasrin Oryakhil Show Answer