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Ques. : 1   The BCIM in an economic corridor under negotiation among four nations. Which of the following are these four nations?
1) Indonesia-China-Brazil-Malaysia 2) Indonesia-China-Bangladesh-Maldives
3) India-China-Bangladesh-Myanmar 4) India-China-Brazil-Malaysia
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 2   The World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV. It is held each year on
1) 1 Dec 2) 2 Dec
3) 3 Dec 4) 5 Dec
5) 7 Dec Show Answer
Ques. : 3   The UN climate summit in Lima was held before the Paris meeting in 2015 where countries have to agree on a deal with new goals which will take the world post
1) 2015 2) 2016
3) 2018 4) 2020
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 4   The Bhopal gas tragedy, one of the world’s worst industrial disasters, took place when a pesticides factory accidentally released a cloud of Methyl cyanide gas into the air killing thousands of people. The incident took place on
1) 1 Dec 1983 2) 2 Dec 1984
3) 3 Dec 1985 4) 5 Dec 1986
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 5   Voters in which of the following countries have on 30 Nov rejected plans to protect the country’s wealth by investing in gold and drastically limit immigration in a national referendum?
1) Norway 2) Sweden
3) Spain 4) Switzerland
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 6   According to the modified direct benefit transfer scheme for LPG consumers across the country with or without Aadhaar numbers would get subsidy directly in their bank accounts from Jan 1. The scheme has been named
1) Saral 2) Pahal
3) Sugam 4) Prayas
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 7   The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 30 Nov addressed a conference of DGPs and IGPs advocating the concept of ‘SMART’ policing. The conference was held in
1) Kohima, Nagaland 2) Shillong, Meghalaya
3) Guwahati, Assam 4) Agartala, Tripura
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 8   The name of Joshua Wong is associated with which of the following?
1) Pro-democracy movement of Hong Kong 2) Ferguson protests in US
3) A US journalist slain by ISIS 4) Head of military junta in Thailand
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 9   The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed banks to extend loans up to what amount to individuals against long-term infrastructure bonds issued by them?
1) Rs 5 lakh 2) Rs 8 lakh
3) Rs 10 lakh 4) Rs 15 lakh
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 10   Manoj Kumar, who was earlier denied the award by the Kapil Dev-led selection committee, has received the prestigious Arjuna Award. The 2010 Commonwealth Games gold-medalist is associated with
1) Wrestling 2) Weightlifting
3) Boxing 4) Shooting
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 11   The market regulator SEBI has allowed as many as 123 entities to set up AIFs in the country. What is the expanded form of AIF?
1) Additional Investment Fund 2) Alternative Investment Fund
3) Approved Investment Fund 4) Alternative Investment Facility
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 12   Tabare Vazquez won the presidential election in which of the following countries recently?
1) Argentina 2) Chile
3) Uruguay 4) Paraguay
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 13   Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1 Dec inaugurated the second unit of Palatana power project in which of the following states?
1) Tripura 2) Meghalaya
3) Nagaland 4) Assam
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 14   Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has announced to crackdown on corruption after an investigation uncovered the existence of 50,000 ghost soldiers in country recently. Identify the country.
1) Afghanistan 2) Iraq
3) Egypt 4) Indonesia
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 15   Which of the following countries has launched a new National Day song in Tamil to celebrate the country’s 50 years of independence? Tamil is the fourth official language of the country.
1) Singapore 2) UAE
3) Mauritius 4) Fiji
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 16   During his recent visit to North-Eastern region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1 Dec promised to provide __________for laying new railway lines.
1) Rs 20,000 cr 2) Rs 22,000 cr
3) Rs 28,000 cr 4) Rs 32,000 cr
5) Rs 38,000 cr Show Answer
Ques. : 17   The Like-Minded Developing Countries (LMDC) group, which has China and India as anchoring members on board, is associated with
1) Lobby against NPT 2) Group of developing countries in UNHCR
3) Trade Facilitation Agreement negotiations 4) Climate change negotiations
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 18   Which of the following Indian footballers was conferred with Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Hall of Fame Award in Manila, Philippines recently?
1) Renedy Singh 2) Nirmal Chettri
3) Baichung Bhutia 4) Subrata Pal
5) Sunil Chhetri Show Answer
Ques. : 19   Deodhar Trophy is associated with which of the following games?
1) Football 2) Cricket
3) Hockey 4) Volleyball
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 20   Jarbom Gamlin passed away recently. He was the former Chief Minister of which of the following states?
1) Assam 2) Manipur
3) Nagaland 4) Arunachal Pradesh
5) Mizoram Show Answer
Ques. : 21   Who among the following has been appointed as the new director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)?
1) Sanjeev Dayal 2) KS Balasubramaniam
3) Anil Kumar Sinha 4) Prakash Mishra
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 22   India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV from a test range off the Odisha coast recently. The strike range of the missile is about
1) 800 km 2) 1500 km
3) 2500 km 4) 4000 km
5) 10000 km Show Answer
Ques. : 23   Deven Verma passed away recently. He was a noted
1) comedian 2) script writer
3) composer 4) music director
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 24   The Union Cabinet has approved the Anti-Hijacking Bill 2014. Which of the following is NOT a highlight of the bill?
1) It seeks stringent punishment including death penalty for hijackers. 2) The new Bill will replace the Anti-Hijacking Amendment Bill, 2010 pending in Rajya Sabha.
3) It would give teeth to the IAF to scramble its fighters to intercept a hijacked aircraft and force it to land. 4) A hostile plane could also be shot down if there is evidence that it could be used as a missile to hit a vital installation.
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 25   AR Antulay passed away recently. He was a former Union Minister and the former Chief Minister of
1) Gujarat 2) Maharashtra
3) Rajasthan 4) Madhya Pradesh
5) Uttar Pradesh Show Answer
Ques. : 26   The Union Cabinet has cleared changes to Companies Act to improve India’s global ranking of 142nd in the ease of doing business. The ease of doing business report is prepared by
1) IMF 2) World Bank
3) OECD 4) WTO
5) UN Show Answer
Ques. : 27   As announced by the PM Narendra Modi, whose birthday on 25 Dec would be observed as national 'Good Governance Day'?
1) Deendayal Upadhyaya 2) Syama Prasad Mookerjee
3) Atal Behari Vajpayee 4) APJ Abdul Kalam
5) Lal Krishna Advani Show Answer
Ques. : 28   The RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on 2 Dec announced the bi-monthly monetary policy statement. Which of the following is NOT correct in light of the review?
1) Repo rate – 8 per cent 2) Cash Reserve Ratio – 4 per cent
3) Statutory Liquidity Ratio – 23 per cent 4) GDP growth for current fiscal estimated at 5.5 per cent
5) Projected retail inflation by Mar 2015 – 6 per cent Show Answer
Ques. : 29   Which of the following gulf countries celebrated its National Day on 2 Dec on which day in 1971 seven Emirates got united under one flag to form the country?
1) Kuwait 2) Saudi Arabia
3) Bahrain 4) UAE
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 30   The PM Narendra Modi visited Northeastern states recently and announced slew of measures to develop the region. The govt has earmarked _________ in the Union Budget for development of Northeast.
1) Rs 28,000 cr 2) Rs 33,000 cr
3) Rs 53,000 cr 4) Rs 65,000 cr
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 31   The Indian space agency ISRO’s satellite GSAT-16 is to be put in orbit by Arianespace rocket from Kourou in French Guiana. The GSAT-16 is a
1) educational satellite 2) military satellite
3) navigational satellite 4) communications satellite
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 32   The President of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) paid a visit to island nation Sri Lank recently to promote football there. Name the current FIFA President.
1) Issa Hayatou 2) Mohammed bin Hammam
3) Michel Platini 4) Joseph S Blatter
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 33   India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval visited Galle recently to deliver keynote address on regional security at International Maritime Conference there. Galle is situated in
1) Maldives 2) Myanmar
3) Sri Lanka 4) Indonesia
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 34   Who among the following has been awarded this year's Turner Prize?
1) David Omand 2) Duncan Campbell
3) David Leigh 4) Gerard Ryle
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 35   What is India’s ranking on the global corruption index this year released by the graft watchdog Transparency International India (TII)?
1) 30th 2) 85th
3) 90th 4) 100th
5) 126th Show Answer
Ques. : 36   The Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution lists languages that the govt of India has the responsibility to develop. It lists _______languages as of now.
1) 19 2) 22
3) 23 4) 25
5) 28 Show Answer
Ques. : 37   The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed prepaid instruments (PPIs) to be issued with balance of up to __________recently.
1) Rs 50,000 2) Rs 80,000
3) Rs 1 lakh 4) Rs 2 lakh
5) Rs 5 lakh Show Answer
Ques. : 38   The RBI has issued guidelines for setting up of exchange-based trading platform called Trade Receivables Discounting System (TReDS) to help MSME sector. What should be the minimum paid up equity capital for setting up TReDS?
1) Rs 25 cr 2) Rs 50 cr
3) Rs 75 cr 4) Rs 100 cr
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 39   The govt kicked off its Rs 58,000-cre disinvestment programme for 2014-15 on 5 Dec, with dilution of a five per cent stake in
1) Balco 2) NHPC
3) Coal India 4) ONGC
5) SAIL Show Answer
Ques. : 40   The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed on
1) 3 Dec 2) 5 Dec
3) 7 Dec 4) 9 Dec
5) 10 Dec Show Answer
Ques. : 41   The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) is planning to set up a ________ fund to fund innovation in electronics and IT.
1) Rs 5,000 cr 2) Rs 10,000 cr
3) Rs 15,000 cr 4) Rs 20,000 cr
5) Rs 25,000 cr Show Answer
Ques. : 42   The govt plans to pass a new environment law, based on the ________panel report which was set up by the govt to review all environmental laws.
1) TS Krishnamurthy 2) Abid Hussain
3) TSR Subramanian 4) N Gopalaswami
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 43   What is the full form of the term EFTPOS?
1) Enabled Funds Transfer at Point of Sale 2) Exact Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
3) Express Funds Transfer at Point of Sale 4) Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
5) Other than those given as options Show Answer
Ques. : 44   The European Central Bank (ECB) left interest rates unchanged in its recent policy review on 4 Dec. Who among the following is the current President of ECB?
1) Christine Lagarde 2) Janet Yellen
3) Jean-Claude Trichet 4) Mario Draghi
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 45   Which of the following teams has won the Beighton Cup Hockey tournament recently, one of the oldest field hockey tournaments running till date?
1) Punjab National Bank 2) Indian Oil
3) Army XI 4) Punjab & Sind Bank
5) Indian Airlines Show Answer
Ques. : 46   Who among the following is the author of the book titled 'The Dramatic Decade: The Years of Indira Gandhi'?
1) Sonia Gandhi 2) Pratibha Patil
3) Manmohan Singh 4) Pranab Mukherjee
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 47   Who among the following has created history by becoming the first Indian to become an elected member of the all-powerful International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF)'s Executive Committee?
1) Raninder Singh 2) MS Rana
3) Deep Bhatia 4) Ajay Patel
5) Kalikesh Kumar Show Answer
Ques. : 48   VR Krishna Iyer, who passed away recently, was a renowned social worker and former
1) Supreme Court Judge 2) CAG of India
3) Chief Election Commissioner 4) Chief of CVC
5) None of these Show Answer
Ques. : 49   The Navy Day is observed on which of the following dates in India? It commemorates the start of Operation Trident during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
1) 3 Dec 2) 4 Dec
3) 7 Dec 4) 9 Dec
5) 10 Dec Show Answer
Ques. : 50   Phnom Penh is the capital city of which of the following countries?
1) Vietnam 2) North Korea
3) Kazakhstan 4) Mongolia
5) Cambodia Show Answer