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Current Affairs Mega Capsule 2014

New Updated Current Affairs Mega GK Capsule 2014


April 2014 to October 2014
This is a the latest updated mega current affairs GK capsule with more than
1000 objective questions, more than 1000 Points to Remember and more
than 200 pages.
This capsule covers period from April 2014 to October 2014. Subsequent
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These questions are in sequential order and answer of some earlier
questions may have changed.
Objective Questions on Current Affairs
April 2014 to October 2014
Question: Japan signed on April 1, 2014 a loan agreement with India to provide
______ for the development of water supply project in Agra?
A) 350 cr
B) 960 cr
C) 700 cr
D) 1000 cr
Answer & Explanation: Japan signed on April 1, 2014 a loan agreement with
India to provide 960 cr for the development of water supply project in Agra.
Question: The armies of Nepal and India held a joint military exercise named
______ at the Integrated Army Training Centre (IATC) at Saljhandi in
Rupanddehi district of southern Nepal.
A) Indra
B) Combat
C) Surya Kiran
D) Yudh Abhyas
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Answer & Explanation: Nepal and India held a joint military exercise named
Surya Kiran.
Question: The third edition of the global Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) 2014
was held at?
A) Brussels
B) Hague
C) Belgium
D) New Delhi
Answer & Explanation: Third edition of the global Nuclear Security Summit
(NSS) 2014 was held at Hague.
Question: What was the name of The Malaysia Airlines flight that has vanished
when flying over the Ho Chi Minh air traffic control area in Vietnam on March 8,
2014 as it flew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board?
A) B7777
B) Deer Jet 370
C) MH370
D) Air Juneyao
Answer & Explanation: MH370 was the name of The Malaysia Airlines flight.
Question: When World Water Day is celebrated?
A) May 3
B) March 22
C) April 15
D) March 8
Answer & Explanation: World Water Day is celebrated on March 22.
Question: Crimea has recently in news. Crimea now became a part of which
country?
A) France
B) Russia
C) Ukraine
D) Germany
Answer & Explanation: Crimea now became a part of Russia.
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Question: What was the Bank Rate as on April 1, 2014?


A) 6.5%
B) 9.0%
C) 8.0%
D) 7.5%
Answer & Explanation: Bank Rate as on April 1, 2014 was 9%.
Question: What was the Cash Reserve Ratio as on April 1, 2014?
A) 3.0%
B) 4.0%
C) 6.0%
D) 5.0%
Answer & Explanation: Cash Reserve Ratio as on April 1, 2014 was 4.0%.
Question: What was the Base Rate as on April 1, 2014?
A) 8.3%-10.30%
B) 7.0%-9.0%
C) 9.80%-10.25%
D) 10.20%-12.0%
Answer & Explanation: Base Rate as on April 1, 2014 was 9.80%-10.25%.
Question: The Reserve Bank of India on March 27, 2014 said that it had
extended the deadline for Indian banks to meet capital requirements under the
so-called Basel III norms by the year to____.
A) March 31, 2017
B) March 31, 2019
C) March 31, 2016
D) March 31, 2020
Answer & Explanation: March 31, 2019
Question: The Reserve Bank of India has extended the ECB window for Indian
airlines to raise money from abroad to March 2015, against the earlier deadline
of December 2013. What is the full form of ECBs?
A) Estimate Commercial Borrowings
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B) Elaborate Commercial Borrowings


C) External Commercial Borrowings
D) Expansive Commercial Borrowings
Answer & Explanation: Full form of ECBs is External Commercial Borrowings.
Question: In the end of December 2013, Indias external debt stood at?
A) $ 456 billion
B) $426 billion
C) $ 300 billion
D) $ 280 billion
Answer & Explanation: Indias external debt stood at $426 billion.
Question: Reserve Bank of India on March 14, 2014 entered into an agreement
with Financial Services Agency (FSA) for cooperation in the area of banking
supervision. FSA is an organization responsible for overseeing banking,
securities and exchange, and insurance in order to ensure the stability of the
financial system. FSA is an Organization of which country?
A) Vietnam
B) America
C) Japan
D) Russia
Answer & Explanation: FSA is an Organization of Japan.
Question: What is/are the name of applicant/applicants, RBI granted inprincipal approval to open a bank recently?
A) IDFC
B) Bandhan Financial
C) Larsen $ Toubro
D) Only A and B
Answer & Explanation: Only A and B
Question: What was the name of the committee that recommended that the two
applicants are suitable for grant of in-principal approval of Bank Licences?
A) Rajan Committee
B) Hanthi Committe
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C) High Level Advisory Committee


D) Jalan Committee
Answer & Explanation: High Level Advisory Committee
Question: What is the name of Managing Director & CEO of Infrastructure and
Development Finance Company (IDFC)?
A) S.K. Jain
B) Vikram Limaye
C) S.R. Bansal
D) Arun Tiwari
Answer & Explanation: Vikram Limaye is the Managing Director & CEO of
IDFC.
Question: Which zone of India won the Deodhar Trophy
Visakhapatnam on March 27, 2014?
A) North Zone
B) South Zone
C) West Zone
D) Central Zone
Answer & Explanation: West Zone won the Deodhar Trophy 2014.

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Question: Who clinched the 2014 Asia Cup trophy with a comfortable fivewicket victory over defending champions Pakistan?
A) India
B) Sri Lanka
C) Bangladesh
D) Afghanistan
Answer & Explanation: Sri Lanka clinched the 2014 Asia Cup trophy.
Question: What was the name of South African, international cricketer, who has
announced his retirement from all forms of the game?
A) Herschelle Gibbs
B) AB de Villiers
C) Graeme Smith
D) Dale Steyn
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Answer & Explanation: Graeme Smith has announced his retirement from all
forms of the game.
Question: Who won their maiden Vijay Hazare Trophy defeating Railways by
four wickets in the low-scoring final in Kolkata on March 16, 2014?
A) Madhya Pradesh
B) Mumbai
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) Karnataka
Answer & Explanation: Karnataka won their maiden Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Question: Who has been appointed as the Interim President of the Board of
Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on March 28, 2014?
A) N. Srinivasan
B) Sunil Gavaskar
C) Jagmohan Dalmiya
D) Krishnamachari Srikkanth
Answer & Explanation: Sunil Gavaskar has been appointed as the Interim
President of BCCI.
Question: Who has emerged as the champion of the Prestigious Bundesliga
title in record time by defeating Hertha Berlin 3-1 on March 25, 2014?
A) FC Augsburg
B) Bayer Leverkusen
C) Bayern Munich
D) Borussia Dortmund
Answer & Explanation: Bayern Munich has emerged as the champion of the
Prestigious Bundesliga title.
Question: Who won the 68th senior national football championship or
Santosh Trophy by defeating Railways 3-0 in the final played at Kanchenjunga
Stadium in Siliguri, West Bengal?
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Tamil Nadu
C) Karnataka
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D) Mizoram
Answer & Explanation: Mizoram won the 68th senior national football
championship.
Question: Who emerged as the champion of the fourth Hockey India Womens
National Championships by beating Haryana 4-0 in the final in Bhopal on
March 23, 2014?
A) Goa
B) Railways
C) Services
D) Madhya Pradesh
Answer & Explanation: Railways emerged as the champion of the fourth
Hockey India Womens National Championships.
Question: Who has been appointed the coach of the National mens hockey
team on March 26, 2014?
A) V. Basakaran
B) Jude Felix
C) Terence Walsh
D) Harendra Singh
Answer & Explanation: Jude Felix has been appointed the coach of the
National mens hockey team.
Question: Who lifted the Vasan Eye Care-ITF Mens Futures Tennis
Championship title on March 22 in Tiruchi?
A) Enrique Lopez-Perez
B) N. Sriram Balaji
C) Victor Recio
D) M. Safwat
Answer & Explanation: Enrique Lopez-Perez lifted the Vasan Eye Care-ITF
Mens Futures Tennis Championship title.
Question: Who thrashed China Li Na by 7-5, 6-1 in the final on March 29 in
Miami to clinched a record seventh Sony open title?
A) Agnieszka Radwanska
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B) Serena Williams
C) Victoria Azarenika
D) Maria Sharapova
Answer & Explanation: Serena Williams clinched a record seventh Sony open
title.
Question: Who won the Arnold Palmer PGA Tour golf title at Orlando, Florida
on March 23, 2014?
A) Jason Day
B) Tiger Woods
C) Matt Every
D) Adam Scott
Answer & Explanation: Matt Every won the Arnold Palmer PGA Tour golf title.
Question: Who won the sixth Kolkata Open International Chess Tournament
on March 27, 2014?
A) Magnus Carlsen
B) Oliver Barbosa
C) Alexander Grischuk
D) Fabiano Caruana
Answer & Explanation: Oliver Barbosa won the sixth Kolkata Open
International Chess Tournament.
Question: Who emerged as the champion of the World Candidates Chess
Tournament in the 12th round with one round to spare at Khanty Mansisyk,
Russia on March 29, 2014?
A) Levon Aronian
B) Magnus Carlsen
C) Vladimir Kramnik
D) Viswanathan Anand
Answer & Explanation: Viswanathan Anand emerged as the champion of the
World Candidates Chess Tournament.
Question: Who emerged as the winner of the season-opening Australian
Grand Prix on March 16, 2014 at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne?
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A) Sebastian Vettel
B) Nico Rosberg
C) Lewis Hamilton
D) Ferando Alonso
Answer & Explanation: Nico Rosberg emerged as the winner of the seasonopening Australian Grand Prix.
Question: Who won the Malaysian Grand Prix on March 30, 2014 in Sepang?
A) Janson Button
B) Sebastian Vettel
C) Lewis Hamilton
D) Nico Hulkenberg
Answer & Explanation: Lewis Hemilton won the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Question: Who won the 64th National Basketball Championship mens title
on March 5, 2014 at the Thyagaraj Indoor Stadium in New Delhi?
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Andhra Pradesh
C) Karnataka
D) Tamil Nadu
Answer & Explanation: Tamil Nadu won the 64th National Basketball
Championship mens title.
Question: Who clinched the World Womens Squash Championship on
March 23, 2014 beating Egypts Nour El Sherbini in the final at George Town in
Malayasia?
A) Nicol David
B) Dipika Pallikal
C) Laura Massaro
D) Amanda Sobhy
Answer & Explanation: Laura Massaro World Womens Squash Championship
title.
Question: Who won the mens Federation Cup Volleyball title on March 5,
2014 at Kizhakkambalam , Ernakulam in Kerala?
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A) Tamil Nadu
B) Kerala
C) Goa
D) Punjab
Answer & Explanation: Tamil Nadu won the mens Federation Cup Volleyball
title.
Question: Who claimed a silver medal at womens air pistol competition in the
ISSF World Cup in Fort Benning, USA on March 28?
A) Anjali Bhagwat
B) Rajkumari Rathore
C) Heena Sidhu
D) Varsha Varman
Answer & Explanation: Heena Sidhu claimed a silver medal at womens air
pistol competition in the ISSF World Cup.
Question: What is the name of Bangladesh first woman vice-chancellor of
public university, who has been appointed the vice-chancellor of Jahangirnagar
University on March 2, 2014?
A) Benazir Shaikh
B) Fatima Bhutto
C) Farzana Islam
D) Maryam Nawaz Sharif
Answer & Explanation: Farzana Islam is the name of Bangladesh first woman
vice-chancellor of public university.
Question: Who has been named the new Secretary General of North Atlantic
Treaty Organisation (NATO)?
A) George Robertson
B) Jens Stoltenberg
C) Anders Fogh Rasmussen
D) Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
Answer & Explanation: Jens Stoltenberg has been named the new Secretary
General of NATO.
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Question: Who has been appointed as the new governor of Kerala?


A) Nikhil Kumar
B) Oommen Chandy
C) Ramesh Yadav
D) Sheila Dikshit
Answer & Explanation: Sheila Dikshit has been appointed as the new
governor of Kerala.
Question: What was the name of a British Labour politician, who died recently
on March 14, 2014 and was a Member of Parliament for 47 years and Cabinet
Minister under Harold Wilson and James Callaghan in the 1960s and 1970s?
A) Tony Benn
B) Bob Crow
C) Alain Resnais
D) Sheila Macrae
Answer & Explanation: Tony Benn was the name of a British Labour politician,
who died recently.
Question: Who has been honoured with Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Award for the
year 2013 for her contribution in the field of womens rights, gender issues, legal
counseling and institutional support to women and girls?
A) M. Venkaiah
B) Vartika Nanda
C) Seema Sakhare
D) T. Radha
Answer & Explanation: Seema Sakhare been honoured with Devi Ahilyabai
Holkar Award for the year 2013.
Question: Who has been honoured with US International Women of Courage
award on March 4, 2014 for being a standard-bearer for the movement to end
acid attacks in India?
A) Merra Kumar
B) Laxmi
C) Santosh Kumari
D) Shamita Shethi
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Answer & Explanation: Laxmi has been honoured with US International


Women of Courage award.
Question: Who has been honoured with Rani Lakshmibai Award for the year
2013 for her work in the field of womens empowerment?
A) K. Prashanti
B) Manasi Pradhan
C) Aditi Rao
D) Sheila Sharma
Answer & Explanation: Manasi Pradhan has been honoured with Rani
Lakshmibai Award for the year 2013.
Question: Rajesh Gopa Kumar won the GD Birla award for scientific research
for his work on?
A) Microbial Factories
B) Quantum Field Theory and String Theory
C) Nano Fibers and Mind Speculation
D) Motor Engine
Answer & Explanation: Quantum Field Theory and String Theory
Question: Who has been selected for the prestigious G.D. Birla award for
scientific research for 2013?
A) Nibir Mandal
B) D.D. Sharma
C) Rajesh Gopa Kumar
D) Sriram Ramaswamy
Answer & Explanation: Rajesh Gopa Kumar has been selected for the
prestigious G.D. Birla award for scientific research for 2013.
Question: Who is at the top position of world Richest Billionaire of the world
according to Forbes magazines 28th Annual World billionaires list released on
March 3, 2014?
A) Warren Buffet
B) Bill Gates
C) Mogul Carlos Slim Helu
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D) Larry Ellison
Answer & Explanation: Bill Gates is at the top position of world Richest
Billionaire.
Question: Who has been honoured with the Kaifi Azmi award on March 22,
2014 in Lucknow?
A) Sharib Rudaulvi
B) Mudra Rakshasa
C) Both of the Above
D) None of the Above
Answer & Explanation: C) Both of the Above
Question: Who has been selected for the prestigious Saraswati Samman for
the year 2013 for his book Dhool Pausho Par?
A) Sugathakumari
B) Govind Mishra
C) AA Manavalan
D) Surjit Paatar
Answer & Explanation: Govind Mishra has been selected for the prestigious
Saraswati Samman for the year 2013.
Question: Who has been selected for the Pritzker Architecture Prize, 2014 for
his exceptional services in developing inexpensive and easy to construct and
dismantle structure for disaster-hit areas?
A) Eduardo Moura
B) Ryue Nishizawa
C) Toyo Ito
D) Shigeru Ban
Answer & Explanation: Shigeru Ban has been selected for Pritzker
Architecture prize 2014.
Question: Who has been honoured with the coveted Laureus World Sportsman
of the year Award in Kuala Lumpur on March 26, 2014?
A) Sebastian Vettel
B) Rafael Nadal
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C) Virat Kohli
D) Cristiano Ronaldo
Answer & Explanation: Sebastian Vettel has been honoured with the coveted
Laureus World Sportsman of the year Award.
Question: Who has been honoured with the coveted Laureus World
Sportswoman of the year Award in Kuala Lumpur on March 26, 2014?
A) Serena Williams
B) Yelena Isinbayeva
C) Missy Franklin
D) Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Answer & Explanation: Missy Franklin has been honoured with the coveted
Laureus World Sportswoman of the year Award.
Question: India is placed at what position out of 189 countries in a list prepared
by an international organisation that ranks nations on the number of women
representative in Parliament?
A) 123rd
B) 150th
C) 111th
D) 97th
Answer & Explanation: India is placed at 111th position.
Question: What is the name of the author of the book 12 Year A Slave?
A) Blooks Bury
B) Solomon Northup Pirates
C) Wendy Doniger
D) Simon Denyer
Answer & Explanation: Solomon Northup Pirates is the author of book 12
Year A Slave.
Question: What is the name of the author of the book Ambedkar: Awakening
Indias Social Conscience?
A) Anita Nair
B) Indrajit Hazara
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C) Narendra Jadhav
D) Arundhati Roy
Answer & Explanation: Narendra Jadhav is the author of book Ambedkar
Awakening Indias Social Conscience.
Question: The third Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and
Economic Co-operation (BIMSTEC) summit was concluded in?
A) Bronte
B) Colombo
C) Nay Pyi Taw
D) India
Answer & Explanation: Third BIMSTEC summit was concluded in Nay Pyi Taw.
Question: Which country was officially certified polio free on March 27, 2014 by
the World Health Organization (WHO)?
A) Pakistan
B) India
C) Afghanistan
D) Nigeria
Answer & Explanation: India was officially certified polio free on March 27,
2014.
Question: The Trade Deficit for April-February 2013-14 was estimated at?
A) $ 28956.75 million
B) $ 32190.70 million
C) $ 128086.26 million
D) $ 238764.90 million
Answer & Explanation: Trade Deficit for April-February 2013-14 was estimated
at $128086.26 million.
Question: As per the Forbes list (March 2014), the richest person of the world?
A) Bill Gates
B) Warren Buffet
C) Mogul Carlos Slim Helu
D) Larry Ellison
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Answer & Explanation: Bill Gates is the richest person of the world.
Question: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed how many private
sector banks to import gold?
A) three
B) four
C) six
D) five
Answer & Explanation: RBI has allowed five private sector banks to import
gold.
Question: Who has acquired Whats App for $ 19 billion on February 19, 2014?
A) Orkut
B) Oracle
C) Apple
D) Facebook
Answer & Explanation: Facebook acquired Whats App for $ 19 billion.
Question: According to the World Economic Outlook update of International
Monetary Fund, India is likely to register an economic growth rate of ____this
financial year 2013-14?
A) 4.6%
B) 4.3%
C) 5.5%
D) 5.7%
Answer & Explanation: According to the World Economic Outlook update of
International Monetary Fund India register an economic growth rate of 4.6% this
financial year 2013-14.
Question: Who became third largest Crude Oil importer in the world?
A) China
B) India
C) America
D) Japan
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Answer & Explanation: India became third largest Crude Oil importer in the
world.
Question: As per the Forbes list (March 2014), the richest Indian is?
A) Laxmi Mittal
B) Sunil Bharti
C) Mukesh Ambani
D) Azim Premji
Answer & Explanation: Mukesh Ambani is the richest Indian.
Question: What is the new name of Ennore Port of India?
A) V.O. Chidambarnar Port
B) Adani Port
C) Mundra Port
D) Kamaraj Port
Answer & Explanation: Kamaraj Port is the new name of Ennore Port.
Question: As per the standard practice, at the end of December, Indias external
debt stood at___?
A) $ 300.0 billion
B) $ 296 billion
C) $ 426.0 billion
D) $ 325.0 billion
Answer & Explanation: Indias external debt stood at $ 426.0 billion.
Question: What was the Bank Rate as on April 1, 2014?
A) 6.5%
B) 9.0%
C) 8.0%
D) 7.5%
Answer & Explanation: Bank Rate as on April 1, 2014 was 9%.
Question: In which State or Union Territory election of India, None of the Above
(NOTA) was first used by Election commission of India?
A) Mizoram
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B) Delhi
C) Karnataka
D) Rajasthan
Answer & Explanation: NOTA was first used in Delhi election.
Question: Who is the current Chief Election Commissioner of India?
A) TS Vijayan
B) U.K. Sinha
C) V.S. Sampath
D) Raghuram Rajan
Answer & Explanation: V.S. Sampath is the Chief Election Commissioner of
India.
Question: Where the third regional summit of the BIMSTEC was held in the first
week of March 2014?
A) Bronte
B) Nay Pyi Taw
C) Colombo
D) India
Answer & Explanation: Third regional summit of the BIMSTEC was held in Nay
Pyi Taw.
Question: Which is the capital of Myanmar?
A) Bandar Seri Begawan
B) Nay Pyi Taw
C) Kuala Lumpur
D) Sri Jayawardenepura
Answer & Explanation: Nay Pyi Taw is the capital of Myanmar.
Question: Who has been elected President of Confederation of Indian Industry
(CII)?
A) A. Raja
B) Ajay S. Shriram
C) Satyam Rana
D) Aditya Birla
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Answer & Explanation: Ajay S. Shriram has been elected President of CII.
Question: What was the name of Indias best known writer who won fame for a
searing book on partition of the sub-continent as well as his once daring
description of sex, died on March 20, 2014 aged 99?
A) Anja Niedringhaus
B) VK Murthy
C) Khushwant Singh
D) TC Teli
Answer & Explanation: Khushwant Singh
Question: Surya Kiran Drills VI was a joint military exercise between India
and?
A) Nepal
B) Russia
C) America
D) Vietnam
Answer & Explanation: -Surya Kiran Drills VI was a joint military exercise
between India and Nepal.
Question: Which state of India was placed on the top spot in term of economic
freedom in the recently released the Economic Freedom of the States of India
2013 report?
A) Kerala
B) Gujarat
C) Tamil Nadu
D) Karnataka
Answer & Explanation: Gujarat placed on the top spot in term of economic
freedom of the Sate.
Question: Government of India (Union Home Ministry) on February 27, 2014
constituted one-man expert committee to study and examine the demand of a
separate Bodoland state, which will be carved out from Assam. Who is the head
of one-man expert committee?
A) G.K. Pillai
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B) P. Chindram
C) Tarun Gogoi
D) Anand Sinha
Answer & Explanation: G.K. Pillai is the head of one-man expert committee.
Question: Which state government recently honoured 23 Eminent Personalities
by Yash Bharti Samman 2014 Awards?
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Rajasthan
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Gujarat
Answer & Explanation: Uttar Pradesh state government recently given Yash
Bharti Samman 2014.
Question: Who is the Chief Minister of Haryana?
A) Nabam Tuki
B) Bhupinder S. Hooda
C) Raman Singh
D) Omar Abdullah
Answer & Explanation: Bhupinder S. Hooda is the Chief Minister of Haryana.
Question: Who is the Chief Minister of Mizoram?
A) Hemant Soren
B) Neiphiu Rio
C) Mukul M. Sangma
D) Lal Thanhawal
Answer & Explanation: Lal Thanhawal is the Chief Minister of Mizroam.
Question: Who is the Chief Minister of Tripura?
A) Harish Rawat
B) Manik Sarkar
C) Pawan Chamling
D) K. Siddaramaiah
Answer & Explanation: Manik Sarkar is the Chief Minister of Tripura.
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Question: Who is the Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission of India?


A) V.S. Sampath
B) Harishankar Brahma
C) Montek Singh Ahluwalia
D) D.P.Agrawal
Answer & Explanation: Montek Singh Ahluwalia is the Deputy Chairman of
Planning Commission.
Question: Who is the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India?
A) Shashi Kant Sharma
B) Shiv shankar Menon
C) Ranjit Sinha
D) Alok Joshi
Answer & Explanation: Shashi Kant Sharma is the Comptroller and AuditorGeneral of India.
Question: Who is the Chairman of National commission for Backward Classes?
A) P.K. Mehta
B) Vangala Eswaraiah
C) Ved Prakash
D) Ratan Kumar Sinha
Answer & Explanation: Vangala Eswaraiah is the Chairman of National
commission for Backward Classes.
Question: Who is the chairman of ISRO?
A) K. Radhakrishnan
B) Wajahat Habibullah
C) Sushma Singh
D) Amitava Bhattacharya
Answer & Explanation: K. Radhakrishnan is the chairman of ISRO.
Question: Who is the chairperson of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)?
A) C. Chandramouli
B) D.K. Jain
C) U.K. Sinha
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D) Poonam Kishore Saxena


Answer & Explanation: Poonam Kishore Saxena is the chairperson of Central
Board of Direct Taxes.
Question: Who is the chairman of Competition Commission of India?
A) Arun Chaudhary
B) Ashok Chawla
C) Sam Pitroda
D) Ratan Tata
Answer & Explanation: Ashok Chawla is the chairman of Competition
Commission of India.
Question: Who is the chairman of NASSCOM?
A) S.C. Sinha
B) Subhash Joshi
C) K. Natarajan
D) Y.V. Reddy
Answer & Explanation: K. Natarajan the chairman of NASSCOM.
Question: Who is the president of Chile?
A) Tony Abbott
B) Michelle Bachelet
C) Werner Faymann
D) Alexander Lukashenko
Answer & Explanation: Michelle Bachelet is the president of Chile.
Question: Who is the president of France?
A) Evo Morales
B) Dilma Rousseff
C) Francois Hollande
D) Phnom Penh
Answer & Explanation: Francois Hollande is the president of France.
Question: Who is the Prime Minister of Italy?
A) Matteo Renzi
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B) Norodom Sihamoni
C) Juan Manuel Santos
D) Peter Necas
Answer & Explanation: Matteo Renzi is the Prime Minister of Italy.
Question: Who is the Prime Minister of Nepal?
A) Ram Naresh Yadav
B) Ram Gopal Singh
C) Gynanendra Singh
D) Sushil Koirala
Answer & Explanation: Sushil Koirala is the Prime Minister of Nepal.
Question: Who is the President of South Africa?
A) Jacob Zuma
B) Shimon Peres
C) Enda Kenny
D) Susilo Bambang
Answer & Explanation: Jacob Zuma is the President of South Africa.
Question: Who is the Administrator of United Nations Development Programme
(UNDP)?
A) Ban Ki-moon
B) Jan Eliasson
C) Helen Clark
D) Guy Ryder
Answer & Explanation: Helen Clark is the Administrator of United Nations
Development Programme.
Question: Who is the Secretary-General of Commonwealth?
A) Thomas Batch
B) Kamalesh Sharma
C) Donald Kaberuka
D) Peter Tomka
Answer & Explanation: Kamalesh Sharma is the Secretary-General of
Commonwealth.
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Question: Who is the Secretary-General of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation


(NATO)?
A) Anders Fogh Rasmussen
B) Yukiya Amano
C) Alan Issac
D) Herman Van Rompuy
Answer & Explanation: Anders Fogh Rasmussen is the Secretary-General of
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
Question: Who is the Secretary-General of ASEAN?
A) Robert Azevedo
B) Margaret Chan
C) Anthony Lake
D) Luong Minh
Answer & Explanation: Luong Minh is the Secretary-General of ASEAN.
Question: Who is the President of Ukraine?
A) Oleksander Turchinov
B) Arseny Yatseniuk
C) Ahmed Saleem
D) Eveline Widmer Schlumpf
Answer & Explanation: Ahmed Saleem is the Secretary-General of SAARC.
Question: Who won the title of the mens singles at the Badminton Asia
Championships in South Korea on April 7, 2014?
A) Wang Zhengming
B) Lin Dan
C) Lee Chong Wai
D) Tommy Sugiarto
Answer & Explanation: Lin Dan won the title of the mens singles.
Question: Who won the Badminton Singapore Open title by defeating world no.
1 Lee Chong Wei on April 13, 2014?
A) Son Wan Ho
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B) Tien Minh Nguyen


C) Boonsak Ponsana
D) Simon Santoso
Answer & Explanation: Simon Santoso won the Badminton Singapore Open
title.
Question: Who won the India Open Super Series badminton tournament
mens singles title defeating Chen Long of China in the final in New Delhi on April
6, 2014?
A) Lee Chong Wei
B) Jan O Jorgensen
C) Kenichi Tago
D) Du Pengyu
Answer & Explanation: Lee Chong Wei won the India Open Super Series
badminton tournament mens singles.
Question: Who won the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship by
defeating Alex Leapai of Australia on 26 April 2014?
A) Kubrat Pulev
B) Chris Arreola
C) Wladimir Klitschko
D) Tony Thomspon
Answer & Explanation: Wladimir Klitschko the World Heavyweight
Championship.
Question: Who won the Dubai International Open Chess tournament
defeating top seed Anton Korobov of Ukraine in the final round game on April 16,
2014?
A) Romain Edouard
B) Levon Aronian
C) Fabiano Caruana
D) Viswanathan Anand
Answer & Explanation: Romain Edouard won the Dubai International Open
Chess tournament.
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Question: What was the name of India Golfer, who won the Indonesia Masters
title on April 27, 2014?
A) Gaganjeet Bhullar
B) Siddikur Rahman
C) Anirban Lahiri
D) Ajeet Rastogi
Answer & Explanation: Anirban Lahiri won the Indonesia Masters title.
Question: Who won the Masters Golf tournament 2014 for a second time in
three years with a three-shot victory at Augusta National, USA on April 13, 2014?
A) Adam Scott
B) Henrik Stenson
C) Tiger Woods
D) Bubba Watson
Answer & Explanation: Bubba Watson won the Masters Golf tournament
2014.
Question: Who won the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 20, 2014
comfortably ahead of his team-mate Nico Roseberg as Mercedes tightened their
grip on the season with their third one-two finish in a row?
A) Fernando Alonso
B) Lewis Hamilton
C) Sebastian Vettel
D) Daniel Ricciardo
Answer & Explanation: Lewis Hamilton won the Chinese Grand Prix.
Question: Who won the Behrain Grand Pix title in the Formula One Race held
in Manama on April 6, 2014?
A) Jenson Button
B) Nico Roseberg
C) Sebastian Vettel
D) Lewis Hamilton
Answer & Explanation: Lewis Hamilton won the Behrain Grand Pix title.

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Question: Who won the World Womens Billiards Championship defeating


former champion R. Umadevis in the final at Leeds, UK on April 24, 2014?
A) Han Yu
B) Robelin Amit
C) Emma Booney
D) Kelly Fisher
Answer & Explanation: Emma Booney won the World Womens Billiards
Championship.
Question: Who won the mens trap Gold in the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in
Tucson (USA) on April 11, 2014?
A) Abhinav Bindra
B) Vijay Kumar
C) Gagan Narang
D) Manavjit Sandhu
Answer & Explanation: Manavjit Sandhu won the mens trap Gold in the ISSF
Shotgun World Cup.
Question: Who clinched the ninth WSA World Tour title of her career, defeating
top-seed Rachael Grinham of Australia in the final of the Richmond Squash
Open held at Virginia, USA on April 20, 2014?
A) Dipika Pallikal
B) Joshna Chinappa
C) PV Sindhu
D) Prerna Singh
Answer & Explanation: Joshna Chinappa won the Richmond Squash Open
title.
Question: Who clinched the Fiberglass Texas Open womens squash
championship title?
A) Nour El Sherbini
B) Dipika Pallikal
C) Nicol David
D) Laura Massaro
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Answer & Explanation: Nour El Sherbini clinched the Fiberglass Texas Open
womens squash championship title.
Question: Who won the Barcelona Open Tennis title, defeating Colombias
Santiago Giraldo on April 27, 2014?
A) Rafael Nadal
B) Fernando Verdasco
C) Roger Federer
D) Kei Nishikori
Answer & Explanation: Kei Nishikori won the Barcelona Open title 2014.
Question: Who won the Monte Carlo Masters defeating Roger Federer on April
20, 2014?
A) Rafael Nadal
B) Novak Djokovic
C) Stanislas Wawrinka
D) Todd Martin
Answer & Explanation: Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters
tournament title.
Question: Who won the ICC T20 World cup by beating India in the final at the
Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on April 6, 2014??
A) Australia
B) Sri Lanka
C) Pakistan
D) England
Answer & Explanation: Sri Lanka won the ICC T20 World cup.
Question: Who was named Man of the Tournament for his record tally 319
runs in the 2014 T20 World Cup?
A) Virat Kohli
B) Kumar Sangakkara
C) Kushal Perera
D) Ravindra Jadeja
Answer & Explanation: Virat Kohli was named Man of the Tournament.
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Question: Who won the Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 defeating Uttar Pradesh by 3
runs in the final played in Mumbai on April 14, 2014?
A) Tamil Nadu
B) Rajasthan
C) Karnataka
D) Baroda
Answer & Explanation: Baroda won the Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20.
Question: Who won the womens World T20 crown defeating England in the
final at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium on April 6, 2014?
A) India
B) Australia
C) South Africa
D) New Zealand
Answer & Explanation: Australia won the womens World T20.
Question: What is the name of Indian cricketer, who has been named one of the
five Wisden Cricketers of the Year?
A) Virat Kohli
B) Suresh Raina
C) Shikhar Dhawan
D) Ravindra Jadeja
Answer & Explanation: Shikhar Dhawan is the name of Indian cricketer.
Question: When World Blood Donor Day is observed across the world?
A) July 23
B) May 23
C) April 26
D) June 14
Answer & Explanation: World Blood Donor Day observed across the world on
June 14.
Question: When Fathers Day is observed across the world?
A) March 26
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B) May 28
C) June 15
D) August 10
Answer & Explanation: June 15.
Question: When World Environment Day is observed across the world?
A) June 5
B) October 26
C) October 08
D) July 01
Answer & Explanation: World Environment Day is observed across the world
on June 5.
Question: Who was appointed Sri Lanas new High Commissioner to India on
April 18, 2014?
A) Ratnasiri Wickramanayake
B) Sudarshan Seneviratne
C) P. Dayaratne
D) Nimal Siripala
Answer & Explanation: Sudarshan Seneviratne was appointed Sri Lanas new
High Commissioner to India.
Question: Who won an unprecedented 4th term as the President of Algeria
with 81.53 percent of the votes in the Presidential election held on April 17,
2014?
A) Ali Benflias
B) Moussa Touati
C) Louisa Hanoune
D) Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Answer & Explanation: Abdelaziz Bouteflika won an unprecedented 4th term
as the President of Algeria.
Question: Who was re-elected for the second consecutive four-term as the
Prime Minister of Hungary on April 8, 2014?
A) Gordon Bajnai
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B) Ferenc Gyurcsany
C) Viktor Orban
D) Peter Medgyessy
Answer & Explanation: Viktor Orban was re-elected for the second
consecutive four-term as the Prime Minister of Hungary.
Question: Who was promoted as the new Prime Minister of Mali on April 5,
2014, after countrys first post-war Prime Minister Oumar Tatam Ly quit just six
months into office?
A) Moussa Mara
B) Django Sissoko
C) Cheick Modibo Diarra
D) Modibo Sidibe
Answer & Explanation: Moussa Mara was promoted as the new Prime Minister
of Mali.
Question: Who was sworn in Maltas ninth President on April 04, 2014?
A) Dioncounda Traore
B) Amadou Sanogo
C) Alpha Oumar Konare
D) Marie Louise Coleiro Preca
Answer & Explanation: Marie Louise Coleiro Preca was sworn in Maltas ninth
President.
Question: Who took over as the Prime Minister of France recently in 2014?
A) Jean-Pierre Raffarin
B) Manuel Valls
C) Jean-Marc Ayrault
D) Francios Fillon
Answer & Explanation: Manuel Valls took over as the Prime Minister of
France.
Question: Who has been appointed as the 41st Chief Justice of India on April
27, 2014 by Honble President Pranab Mukherjee?
A) P. Sathasivam
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B) Altamas Kabir
C) R.M. Lodha
D) K.G. Balakrishna
Answer & Explanation: R.M. Lodha has been appointed as the 41st Chief
Justice of India.
Question: Who was appointed as the first woman Chief Justice of Delhi High
Court on April 21, 2014?
A) SH Kapadia
B) Gorla Rohini
C) Sushma Singh
D) Aarti Desai
Answer & Explanation: Gorla Rohini was appointed as the first woman Chief
Justice of Delhi High Court.
Question: Who was appointed as the first India Ambassador to ASEAN
(Association of Southeast Asian Nations) summit on April 23, 2014?
A) Tariq Anwar
B) Preneet Kaur
C) Jitendra Singh
D) Suresh Reddy
Answer & Explanation: Suresh Reddy was appointed as the first India
Ambassador to ASEAN.
Question: Who took over as the new Chief of Naval Staff on April 17, 2014?
A) R.K. Dhowan
B) Bikram Singh
C) Arup Raha
D) VK Singh
Answer & Explanation: R.K. Dhowan took over as the new Chief of Naval
Staff.
Question: Who has been appointed as the new Finance Secretary?
A) K.C. Venugopal
B) Arvind Mayaram
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C) Ranee Narah
D) Ninong Ering
Answer & Explanation: Arvind Mayaram has been appointed as the new
Finance Secretary.
Question: Who took over from Anand Sinha as the Deputy Governor of the
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on April 3, 2014?
A) A.H. Khan
B) Bharatsinh Solanki
C) Deepa Dasmunsi
D) R. Gandhi
Answer & Explanation: R. Gandhi is the new Deputy Governor of the Reserve
Bank of India (RBI).
Question: Who was appointed as the new Director General of the countrys
largest border guarding force, BSF, on April 02, 2014?
A) Dilip Trivedi
B) Beni Prasad
C) D.K. Pathak
D) Ranjit Sinha
Answer & Explanation: D.K. Pathak appointed as the new Director General of
BSF.
Question: Who is the author of the book The Accidental Prime Minister- the
making and unmaking of Manmohan Singh?
A) Arun Shourie
B) Nirmal Verma
C) Govind Mishra
D) Sanjaya Baru
Answer & Explanation: Sanjaya Baru is the author of the book The
Accidental Prime Minister- the making and unmaking of Manmohan Singh.
Question: What was the name of the author of the book One Hundred Years
of Solitude, who was one of the worlds most popular writers, died on April 17,
2014 at the age of 87?
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A) James Stewart
B) Mark Twain
C) Gabriel Garcia Marquez
D) P.G. Wodehouse
Answer & Explanation: Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the worlds most
popular writers, died recently at the age of 87.
Question: What is the name of the author of novel Goldfinch, who won the
USAs most prestigious literary award, Pulitzer in fiction category, on April 13,
2014?
A) Donna Tartt
B) Richard Nixon
C) Robert Toscano
D) Eugene ONeill
Answer & Explanation: Donna Tartt is the name of the author of novel
Goldfinch.
Question: India conducted successful maiden night test of its indigenously
developed nuclear-capable Agni-I ballistic missile with strike range of
_______from a test range off Odisha coast part.
A) 600km
B) 700 km
C) 500km
D) 400km
Answer & Explanation: India developed nuclear-capable Agni-I ballistic
missile with strike range of 700 km.
Question: Which company announced on April 07, 2014 that it would acquire
100 percent of Ranbaxy Laboratories in a $4 billion all-share transaction?
A) Adinath Bio-Lab Ltd
B) Bicon Limited
C) Dr. Reddys Laboratories Limited
D) Sun Pharma
Answer & Explanation: Sun Pharma would acquire 100 percent of Ranbaxy
Laboratories in a $4 billion all-share transaction.
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Question: Who was selected for M.S. Subbulakshmi Award in the category of
musician?
A) A.R. Rahman
B) Mathangi Sathyamurthy
C) Upalappu Srinivas
D) Lalgudi Jayaraman
Answer & Explanation: Mathangi Sathyamurthy was selected for M.S.
Subbulakshmi Award in the category of musician.
Question: Which film won the best Hindi Film Award in the 61st National Films
Award?
A) Shahid
B) Jolly L.L.B.
C) Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
D) Chennai Express
Answer & Explanation: Jolly L.L.B. won the best Hindi Film Award in the 61st
National Films Award.
Question: Who won the Best Actor Award in the 61st National Film Award?
A) Irrfan Khan
B) Himansh Kohli
C) Farhan Akhtar
D) Rajkumar Rao
Answer & Explanation: Rajkumar Rao won the Best Actor Award.
Question: What is the name of the Director of the movie Jolly L.L.B?
A) Subhash Kapoor
B) Anurag Kashyap
C) Tigmanshu Dhulia
D) Vikas Bahl
Answer & Explanation: Subhash Kapoor is the Director of the movie Jolly
L.L.B.
Question: Who has won the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2013?
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A) K. Balachander
B) Gulzar
C) Pran Krishan Sikand
D) Soumitra Chatterjee
Answer & Explanation: Gulzar
Question: Who has been conferred the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships
for the year 2013 at a function in Rashtrapati Bhawan on April 11, 2014?
A) P.K. Mehta
B) Kanak Rele
C) Wajahat Habibullah
D) Amitava Bhattacharya
Answer & Explanation: Kanak Rele has been conferred the Sangeet Natak
Akademi Fellowships for the year 2013.
Question: Who was crowned Femina Miss India 2014 on April 5, 2014 in
Mumbai?
A) Sonali Sehgal
B) Neha Kapur
C) Koyal Rana
D) Amrita Thapar
Answer & Explanation: Koyal Rana was crowned Femina Miss India 2014.
Question: Who has received the Most Efficient Navratna Award for the year
2013 at the fifth Dalai Investment Journal Awards night held in New Delhi?
A) Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL)
B) Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited (BHEL)
C) Coal India Limited
D) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
Answer & Explanation: Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has Received the
Most Efficient Navratna Award for the year 2013.
Question: Who won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize, popularly
known as Green Nobel, on April, 2014?
A) Vishwa Mohan Katoch
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B) Arun Chaudhary
C) Ramesh Agarwal
D) Ashok Chawla
Answer & Explanation: Ramesh Agarwal won the prestigious Goldman
Environmental Prize.
Question: Which film won the Best Film Award in the 15th edition of
International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards?
A) Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
B) Shahid
C) Jolly L.L.B.
D) Chennai Express
Answer & Explanation: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag won the Best Film Award in the
15th edition of IIFA.
Question: Who won the Best Actor Award in the 15th edition of International
Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards?
A) Shahrukh Khan
B) Hrithik Roshan
C) Arshad Warsi
D) Farhan Akhtar
Answer & Explanation: Farhan Akhtar won the Best Actor Award in the 15th
edition of IIFA.
Question: Who was selected by the Asian Squash Federation (ASF) for Dato
Alex Lee Award 2013?
A) Pankaj Advani
B) Piyush Chawla
C) Saurav Ghosal
D) Geet Sethi
Answer & Explanation: Saurav Ghosal was selected by the Asian Squash
Federation (ASF) for Dato Alex Lee Award 2013.
Question: Who won the Journalism Pulitzer Prize 2014 in the category Poetry?
A) Vijay Seshadri
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B) Govind Mishra
C) Chris Hamby
D) Will Hobson
Answer & Explanation: Jason Szep and Andrew R.C. Marshall won the
Journalism Pulitzer Prize 2014.
Question: Who has been conferred the rank of Knight Commander of the Most
Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) on April 10 2014. KBE honour is one
of the highest honour given by the queen to civilians?
A) APJ Abdul Kalam
B) Sachin Tendulkar
C) Ratan Tata
D) M.S. Dhoni
Answer & Explanation: Ratan Tata has been conferred the rank of Knight
Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE).
Question: Who won the 1 million-euro Millennium Technology Prize, on April
09, 2014?
A) Rafael Correa
B) Stuart Parkin
C) Raul Castro
D) Hun Sen
Answer & Explanation: Stuart Parkin won the 1 million-euro Millennium
Technology Prize.
Question: Who has received the Human rights Special Mention Award of the
French Republic from Francois Richier, Ambassador of France to India on April
2014?
A) NGO Chintan
B) NGO Aap Aur Hum
C) NGO Age Well Foundation
D) NGO Arti
Answer & Explanation: NGO Chintan has received the Human rights Special
Mention Award of the French Republic from Francois Richier.
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Question: Who was named as one of the recipients of the prestigious Simon
Dack Award of the American College of Cardiology recently?
A) Rohit R. Sahi
B) Sumeet Chugh
C) Prerna Bhasin
D) R. Vishnu Vardhan
Answer & Explanation: Sumeet Chugh was named as one of the recipients of
the prestigious Simon Dack Award of the American College of Cardiology.
Question: What was the name of place, where recently a landslide triggered by
heavy rains buried in the village of Afghanistan?
A) Jalalabad
B) Charikar
C) Chaghcharan
D) Badakshan
Answer & Explanation: Badakshan was the name of place.
Question: Cherrapunji, which once held the world record for the maximum
rainfall in a single year, was officially named for a second world record on April 4,
2014, reaffirming it as one of the wettest places on the Earth. In which state of
India Cherrapunji located?
A) Sikkim
B) Tripura
C) Meghalaya
D) Nagaland
Answer & Explanation: Cherrapunji is located in Meghalaya.
Question: According to a data released on April 30, 2014, by the International
Comparison Program (ICP), hosted by the Development of Data Group of the
World Bank Group, India overtook Japan as the worlds _____ largest economy
in 2011 in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP) basis.
A) third
B) second
C) fourth
D) fifth
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Answer & Explanation: third


Question: India was ranked _____ among 148 economies in the Global
Information Technology Report 2014 released by World Economic Forum
(WEF) on April 14, 2014.
A) 96
B) 64
C) 105
D) 83
Answer & Explanation: 83
Question: What is the name of Japans biggest mobile operator company that is
disconnecting from Tata Tele Services, its partner of five years at $1.3 billion
loss?
A) SoftBank Telecom
B) NTT Docomo Telecom
C) Chungwa Telecom
D) Fujitsu Telecom
Answer & Explanation: NTT Docomo Telecom
Question: The World Bank on April 9, 2014, projected an economic growth rate
of ____ in fiscal year 2014 for India on the back of a more competitive exchange
rate and many large investments going forward.
A) 6.4%
B) 5.7%
C) 5.0%
D) 4.8%
Answer & Explanation: 5.7%
Question: What was the Bank Rate as on May 1, 2014?
A) 6%
B) 7%
C) 8%
D) 9%
Answer & Explanation: 9%
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Question: What was the Repo Rate as on May 1, 2014?


A) 8%
B) 7%
C) 6%
D) 9%
Answer & Explanation: 8%
Question: What was the Cash Reserve Ratio (CSR) as on May 1, 2014?
A) 3%
B) 5%
C) 4%
D) 2.5%
Answer & Explanation: 4%
Question: International Monetary Fund (IMF) has on April 8, 2014 fore cast that
Indian economy would recover from 4.4% growth in 2013 to _____ in 2014.
A) 5.7%
B) 5.4%
C) 6.1%
D) 4.9%
Answer & Explanation: 5.4%
Question: Overseas direct investment by Indian companies more than doubled
to _____ in March 2014 as compared to same month last year.
A) $3.50 billion
B) $2.98 billion
C) $5.23 billion
D) $4.96 billion
Answer & Explanation: $5.23 billion
Question: In Financial Year 2012-13 trade deficit stood at ____?
A) $190.33 billion
B) $144.96 billion
C) $129.76 billion
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D) $ 209.36 billion
Answer & Explanation: $190.33 billion
Question: India, the US and 20 other countries adopted an agreement called the
CUES on April 22, 2014 aimed at ensuring that miscommunication between
naval vessels does not develop into conflict in the Pacific Ocean. What is CUES?
A) Complain for Unplanned Entries at Sea
B) Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea
C) Complain for Unplanned Encounters at Sea
D) Code for Unplanned Entries at Sea
Answer & Explanation: Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea
Question: Where was the 14th Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS)
held in 2014?
A) India
B) USA
C) Vietnam
D) China
Answer & Explanation: 14th WPNS held in 2014 China.
Question: India has launched the second dedicated navigation satellite of India,
which was launched by PSLV-C24, on April 04, 2014 from Satish Dhawan Space
Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. What was the name of navigation
satellite?
A) ASDBC-1D
B) SDRAS-2K
C) IRNSS-1B
D) LOSPER-2L
Answer & Explanation: IRNSS-1B was the name of navigation satellite.
Question: What was the name of Director of second navigation satellite IRNSS1B?
A) Harishankar Brahma
B) S.C. Sinha
C) J.N. Choudhury
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D) P. Kunhikrishnan
Answer & Explanation: P. Kunhikrishnan was the name of Director of second
navigation satellite IRNSS-1B.
Question: In which state of India, Supreme Court, nearly one-and-a-half year
after it banned mining, on April 21, 2014 allowed an annual cap of 20 million
tonnes of iron ore extraction in the State?
A) Bihar
B) Goa
C) Odisha
D) Madhya Pradesh
Answer & Explanation: Goa.
Question: What is the name of secretary-general, Federation of India Mineral
Industries?
A) Ratan Kumar Sinha
B) Ashok Chawla
C) R.K. Sharma
D) Ajay Chaddha
Answer & Explanation: R.K. Sharma is the name of secretary-general,
Federation of India Mineral Industries.
Question: The National Agriculture Innovation Project (NAIP) has led to an
increase in the annual income of farmers in 500 villages in India from 15,000 to
20,000. Who is the Director of NAIP?
A) Rama Rao
B) Shailesh Gupta
C) Vishwa Mohan Katoch
D) Avinash Chander
Answer & Explanation: Rama Rao is the Director of NAIP.
Question: Which country has become the only country in the world with
legislated corporate social responsibility (CSR) and a spending threshold of up to
$2.5 billion (Rs. 15,000 Cr)?
A) China
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B) India
C) Bangladesh
D) US
Answer & Explanation: India became the only country in the world with
legislated corporate social responsibility (CSR) and a spending threshold of up to
$2.5 billion.
Question: The Army, on April 7, 2014 successfully test-fired an advanced
version of ____ range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos, as part of a user trail
at Pokhran test range in Rajasthan.
A) 250 km
B) 200 km
C) 320 km
D) 290 km
Answer & Explanation: 290 km is the range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos.
Question: Who is the President of Iran?
A) Tariq Anwar
B) Hassan Rouhani
C) E. Ahamed
D) Ghulam Nabi
Answer & Explanation: Hassan Rouhani is the President of Iran.
Question: Who is the Chief Minister of Nagaland?
A) K. Rosaiah
B) Neiphiu Rio
C) T.R. Zeliang
D) S.C. Jamir
Answer & Explanation: T.R. Zeliang is the Chief Minister of Nagaland.
Question: Who is the Chief Minister of Sikkim?
A) B.V. Wancho
B) B.S. Bhalla
C) Virendra Kataria
D) Pawan Chamling
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Answer & Explanation: Pawan Chamling is the Chief Minister of Sikkim.


Question: Who is the Chief Minister of Odisha?
A) Naveen Patnaik
B) K.K. Paul
C) Oommen Chandy
D) Jagannath Pahadia
Answer & Explanation: Naveen Patnaik is the Chief Minister of Odisha.
Question: Who is the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh?
A) K. Sankaranarayanan
B) Vakkom Purushothaman
C) Nabam Tuki
D) Margaret Alva
Answer & Explanation: Nabam Tuki the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.
Question: Who is the Chief Minister of Goa?
A) Tarun Gogi
B) Manohar Parrikar
C) Parakash Singh Badal
D) Virbhadra Singh
Answer & Explanation: Manohar Parrikar is the Chief Minister of Goa.
Question: Who is the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India?
A) Vinod Rai
B) T.K. Viswanathan
C) Asif Ibrahim
D) Shashi Kant Sharma
Answer & Explanation: Shashi Kant Sharma is the Comptroller and AuditorGeneral of India.
Question: Who is the Chairman, National Human Rights Commission?
A) Nasim Ahmad Zaidi
B) K.G. Balakrishna
C) Harishankar Brahma
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D) Alok Joshi
Answer & Explanation: K.G. Balakrishna is the Chairman, National Human
Rights Commission.
Question: Who is the Secretary-General of Rajya Sabha?
A) Dilip Trivedi
B) Arvind Ranjan
C) Shumsher K. Sheriff
D) Sushma Singh
Answer & Explanation: Shumsher K. Sheriff is the Secretary-General of Rajya
Sabha.
Question: Who is the Director-General of Border Security Force (BSF)?
A) S.C. Sinha
B) D.K. Pathak
C) Ranjit Sinha
D) V.S. Sampath
Answer & Explanation: D.K. Pathak is the Director-General of Border Security
Force (BSF).
Question: Who is the chairperson of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)?
A) Mamta Sharma
B) Sam Patroda
C) Poonam Kishore Saxena
D) Ratan Tata
Answer & Explanation: Poonam Kishore Saxena is the chairperson of CBDT.
Question: The Indian Navy and Republic of Singapore Navy participated in 2014
edition of annual bilateral naval exercise in Andaman Sea from May 22 to 28
2014. What was the name of the exercise?
A) GARUDA V
B) INDRA III
C) SIMBEX 14
D) NAVAL V
Answer & Explanation: SIMBEX 14 was the name of the exercise.
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Question: What is the name of company that has developed Indias own card
payment network RuPay?
A) CIC
B) CWEC
C) IPCW
D) NPCI
Answer & Explanation: RuPay Indias own card payment network has
developed by NPCI.
Question: When Doctors Day observed across the world?
A) June 26
B) July 1
C) July 15
D) June 17
Answer & Explanation: Doctors Day observed across the world on July 1.
Question: When World Population Day observed across the world?
A) August 21
B) June 26
C) May 21
D) July 11
Answer & Explanation: World Population Day observed across the world on
July 11.
Question: Who was sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of India?
A) Rajnath Singh
B) Narendra Modi
C) Manmohan Singh
D) Rahul Gandhi
Answer & Explanation: Narendra Modi was sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister
of India.
Question: Who was sworn in as the youngest Prime Minister of Libya?
A) Ahmed Maiteeq
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B) Michelle Bachelet
C) Michael D. Higgins
D) Jens Stolenberg
Answer & Explanation: Ahmed Maiteeq was sworn in as the youngest Prime
Minister of Libya.
Question: Who won the presidential election of Lithuania?
A) Jacob Zuma
B) Dalia Grybauskaite
C) Juan Carlos
D) Mariano Rajoy
Answer & Explanation: Dalia Grybauskaite won the presidential election of
Lithuania.
Question: Who was sworn in as the President of El Salvador on June 1, 2014?
A) Jerry Mateparae
B) Navin Ramgoolam
C) Dmitry Medveder
D) Salvador Sanchez Ceren
Answer & Explanation: Salvador Sanchez Ceren was sworn in as the
President of El Salvador.
Question: Who was sworn in as the president of Malawi?
A) Giorgio Napolitano
B) Matteo Renzvi
C) Peter Mutharika
D) Shimon Peres
Answer & Explanation: Peter Mutharika was sworn in as the president of
Malawi.
Question: What was the name of first-ever woman appointed as the chief oh UN
peacekeeping operation?
A) Hilary Clinton
B) Angela Merkel
C) Kristin Lund
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D) Dilma Rousseff
Answer & Explanation: Kristin Lund was the name of first-ever woman
appointed as the chief oh UN peacekeeping operation.
Question: Who took over as the new Chief Information Commissioner of
India?
A) Sushma Singh
B) Ranjan Mathai
C) Rajiv Mathur
D) Sujatha Singh
Answer & Explanation: Rajiv Mathur took over as the new Chief Information
Commissioner.
Question: Who is the author of the book Hard Choices?
A) Nancy Powell
B) Chokila Iyer
C) Arundhati Bhattaharya
D) Hillary Clinton
Answer & Explanation: Hillary Clinton is the author of the book Hard Choices.
Question: Who is the author of the book Anticipating India the Best of
National Interest?
A) Jaswant Singh
B) Shekhar Gupta
C) Nikhil Advani
D) Aarti Sulekha
Answer & Explanation: Shekhar Gupta is the author of the book Anticipating
India the Best of National Interest.
Question: Who is the India Ambassador to Myanmar?
A) S. Jaishankar
B) Gautam Mukhopadhyay
C) A.N. Browne
D) Pradeep Chaudhary
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Answer & Explanation: Gautam Mukhopadhyay is the India Ambassador to


Myanmar.
Question: What was the name of Indias first Beyond Visual Range air-to-air
missile, which was successfully test-fired from a fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30 MKI?
A) Prithvi
B) Astra
C) Akash
D) Arjun
Answer & Explanation: Astra the name of Indias first Beyond Visual Range
air-to-air missile.
Question: Who was the Projector Director of Astra missile, Indias first Air-to-Air
missile?
A) K. Radhakrishnan
B) S. Venugopal
C) K. Natarajan
D) P. Robert
Answer & Explanation: S. Venugopal was the Projector Director of Astra
missile.
Question: What was the name of the country that has signed an agreement on
border cooperation, promising to exchange information on insurgents, drugs and
human trafficking with India?
A) Bhutan
B) Myanmar
C) Bangladesh
D) Pakistan
Answer & Explanation: Myanmar has signed an agreement on border
cooperation, promising to exchange information on insurgents, drugs and human
trafficking.
Question: What is the capital of Myanmar?
A) Bhutan
B) Burma
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C) Kalaumpur
D) Nay Pyi Taw
Answer & Explanation: Nay Pyi Taw is the capital of Myanmar.
Question: Who is the Chairman of Defence Research and Development
Organisation (DRDO)?
A) Ajeet Devol
B) Avinash Chander
C) K. Rangrajan
D) Damodar Sethi
Answer & Explanation: Avinash Chander is the Chairman of Defence
Research and Development Organisation.
Question: In the 67th Cannes Film Festival, who won the Best Actor Award?
A) Paul Mazursky
B) Alfonso Cuaron
C) Timothy Spall
D) Steve McQueen
Answer & Explanation: Timothy Spall won the Best Actor Award.
Question: In the 67th Cannes Film Festival, who won the Best Director award?
A) Oleg Negin
B) Alice Rohrwachser
C) Bennett Miller
D) Andrey Zvyagintsev
Answer & Explanation: Bennett Miller won the Best Director award.
Question: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) allowed star trading houses (STH) and
premier trading houses (PTH) to import gold under ______ scheme?
A) 20:80
B) 80:20
C) 40:60
D) 60:40
Answer & Explanation: 20:80
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Question: According to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) new norms, what is the
minimum age to open a Saving Bank account and to operate independently?
A) Above 18 years
B) Above 10 years
C) Above 16 years
D) Above 14 years
Answer & Explanation: Minimum age to open a Saving Bank account is above
10 years.
Question: What was the name of Russias largest oil and gas producer company
that has inked an agreement with Indias ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL) to jointly
explore hydrocarbons in the offshore Arctic?
A) Transneft
B) Lukoil
C) Rosneft
D) Yukos
Answer & Explanation: Rosneft was the name of Russias largest oil and gas
Producer Company.
Question: Who was awarded with the prestigious Vyas Samman for the year
2013?
A) Vishwanath Tripathi
B) Kedarnath Singh
C) Vijay Seshadri
D) Govind Mishra
Answer & Explanation: Vishwanath Tripathi awarded with the prestigious
Vyas Samman.
Question: Who has won the Silver Shovel Award for volunteer service and
lifetime achievement in the media industry?
A) Jitin Prasad
B) Vishnu Sharma
C) Ravi Dhariwal
D) Rajiv Mathur
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Answer & Explanation: Ravi Dhariwal has won the Silver Shovel Award for
volunteer service and lifetime achievement in the media industry.
Question: Who won the UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom
Prize?
A) Prithvi Raj
B) Ahmet Sik
C) Adam Smith
D) Neema Pari
Answer & Explanation: Ahmet Sik the UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press
Freedom Prize.
Question: What was the name of Tablet of Microsoft that has been launched
recently?
A) Nexus 2
B) Microsoft-Tab
C) Surface Pro 3
D) Tab-3
Answer & Explanation: Surface Pro 3 was the name of Tablet of Microsoft.
Question: Who became the youngest girl in the world to conquer the worlds
highest peak, Mount Everest?
A) Savita Kumari
B) Raveti Bharadwaj
C) Malavath Purna
D) Neelama Reedy
Answer & Explanation: Malavath Purna the youngest girl in the world to
conquer the worlds highest peak, Mount Everest.
Question: What was the name of worlds first electric aircraft that has
developed by Airbus?
A) E-Air
B) E-Electric
C) E-Fan
D) E-Battery
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Answer & Explanation: E-Fan was the name of worlds first electric aircraft.
Question: Who took oath as the 15th Prime Minister of India?
A) Manmohan Singh
B) Narendra Modi
C) Sushma Swaraj
D) Rajnath Singh
Answer & Explanation: Narendra Modi took oath as the 15th Prime Minister of
India.
Question: Among the following which country chief guest was not present in the
oath ceremony of 15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi?
A) Nepal
B) Sri Lanka
C) China
D) Bangladesh
Answer & Explanation: China.
Question: Expand DRDO?
A) Development Research and Defence Organisation
B) Department of Research and Defence Organisation
C) Development Research and Defence Organisation
D) Defence Research and Development Organisation
Answer & Explanation: Defence Research and Development Organisation
Question: In which state Supreme Court imposed a limited ban on 26 mining
leases for iron ore and manganese?
A) Goa
B) Karnataka
C) Odisha
D) Madhya Pradesh
Answer & Explanation: Supreme Court imposed a limited ban on 26 mining
leases for iron ore and manganese in Odisha.

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Question: In which state of India Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has
successfully commissioned all the four units of the 520 MW underground hydro
power plant of NHPC recently?
A) Karnataka
B) Tamil Nadu
C) Himachal Pradesh
D) Rajasthan
Answer & Explanation: BHEL has successfully commissioned all the four units
of the 520 MW underground hydro power plant of NHPC in Himachal Pradesh.
Question: According to World Health Organization (WHO) report, which city is
most polluted in the world?
A) Mumbai
B) Tokyo
C) Delhi
D) Detroit
Answer & Explanation: Delhi is most polluted in the world.
Question: What was the rank of India as the latest rankings of World Banks
Doing Business Report?
A) 140
B) 130
C) 121
D) 134
Answer & Explanation: 134 was the rank of India as the latest rankings of
World Banks Doing Business Report.
Question: the World Bank announced on to have approved a financing of about
____ for three new projects in Ukraine to help the crisis-hit country carry out the
critical reforms and build infrastructure?
A) 1.5 billion dollars
B) 2.9 billion dollars
C) 1.0 billion dollars
D) 1.3 billion dollars
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Answer & Explanation: World Bank announced on to have approved a


financing of about 1.5 billion dollars for three new projects in Ukraine.
Question: The European Union disbursed its first loan tranche of _______ Euro
to Ukraine?
A) 120 million
B) 100 million
C) 80 million
D) 60 million
Answer & Explanation: European Union disbursed its first loan tranche of 100
million to Ukraine.
Question: The 24th ASEAN summit was held from May 10 to 11, 2014 in
______?
A) India
B) Myanmar
C) Nepal
D) Sri Lanka
Answer & Explanation: 24th ASEAN summit was held in Myanmar.
Question: What was the Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) as on June 3, 2014?
A) 23%
B) 21%
C) 22.5%
D) 22%
Answer & Explanation: 22.5% was the Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) as on
June 3, 2014.
Question: What was the Bank Rate as on June 3, 2014?
A) 9%
B) 10%
C) 8%
D) 8.5%
Answer & Explanation: 9% was the Bank Rate as on June 3, 2014.
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Question: What was the Repo Rate as on June 3, 2014?


A) 7.5%
B) 8%
C) 9%
D) 6%
Answer & Explanation: 8% was the Repo Rate as on June 3, 2014.
Question: The Central Statistics Office (CSO) advance estimate for GDP
released on February 2014 had pegged the growth rate for 2013-14 at ______?
A) 5.3%
B) 5.4%
C) 4.7%
D) 4.9%
Answer & Explanation: Growth Rate for 2013-14 at 4.9%.
Question: What is the name of the chairman of Apparel Export Promotion
Council (AEPC)?
A) Sameer Kaushik
B) Ashok Mathur
C) Virendra Uppal
D) Nripendra Mishra
Answer & Explanation: Virendra Uppal is the chairman of Apparel Export
Promotion Council.
Question: National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has developed
Indias first own payment gateway RuPay. Who is the Chairman of NPCI?
A) Dinesh Kumar Sarraf
B) Balachandran M.
C) Mohan Parasan
D) Rajiv Takru
Answer & Explanation: Balachandran M. is the Chairman of NPCI.
Question: Which Indias eastern neighbor country has emerged as its biggest
trading partner in the current fiscal replacing the UAE and pushing it to the third
spot, according to a study conducted by PHD Chamber of Commerce?
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A) Iran
B) Saudi Arabia
C) China
D) Bhutan
Answer & Explanation: China as its biggest trading partner in the current fiscal
replacing the UAE.
Question: Which committee is related to Customer Service in Banks?
A) P.J. Nayak Committee
B) Damodaran Committee
C) C. Rangrajan Committee
D) Urjit Patel Committee
Answer & Explanation: Damodaran Committee is related to Customer Service
in Banks.
Question: Where India-Africa business collaborations, an Africa-India
Partnership Day was organized on May 22, 2014?
A) Brisbane
B) Rwanda
C) Pretoria
D) Cape Town
Answer & Explanation: Africa-India Partnership Day was organized in
Rwanda.
Question: What is the name of Managing Director of EXIM Bank?
A) Aditya Puri
B) Yaduvendra Mathur
C) Archana Pandit
D) Rajeev Rishi
Answer & Explanation: Yaduvendra Mathur is the Managing Director of EXIM
Bank.
Question: What is the name of Home Minister of India?
A) Raj Nath Singh
B) P. Chidambaram
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C) Ghulam Nabi Azad


D) Venkaiah Naidu
Answer & Explanation: Raj Nath Singh is the Home Minister of India.
Question: What is the name of External Affairs Minister of India?
A) Salman Khurshid
B) Nitin Gadkari
C) Jaipal Reddy
D) Sushma Swaraj
Answer & Explanation: Sushma Swaraj is the External Affairs Minister of India.
Question: What is the name of Defence Minister of India?
A) A.K. Antony
B) Arun Jaitley
C) V.K. Singh
D) Ajit Singh
Answer & Explanation: Arun Jaitley is the Defence Minister of India.
Question: What is the name of finance Minister of India?
A) Sudhil Kumar Shinde
B) Jaswant Singh
C) Arun Jaitley
D) Uma Bharti
Answer & Explanation: Arun Jaitley is the finance Minister of India.
Question: What is the name of Railway Minister of India?
A) D.V. Sadananda Gowda
B) Mallikarjun Kharge
C) Veerappa Moily
D) Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Answer & Explanation: D.V. Sadananda Gowda is the Railway Minister of
India.
Question: What is the name of Minority Affairs Minister of India?
A) Dinsha Patel
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B) Narendra Modi
C) Najma A. Heptulla
D) Girja Vyas
Answer & Explanation: Najma A. Heptulla is the Minority Affairs Minister of
India.
Question: What is the name of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Minister of India?
A) Anand Sharma
B) Kalraj Mishra
C) G.K. Vasan
D) Shriprakash Jaiswal
Answer & Explanation: Kalraj Mishra is the Micro, Small and Medium
Enterprises Minister of India.
Question: What is the name of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public
Distribution Minister of India?
A) Kapil Sibal
B) K. Rahman Khan
C) Ghulam Nabi Azad
D) Ramvilas Paswan
Answer & Explanation: Ramvilas Paswan is the Consumer Affairs, Food and
Public Distribution Minister of India.
Question: What is the name of Women and Child Development Minister of
India?
A) Krishna Tirath
B) Maneka Gandhi
C) Smriti Zubin Irani
D) Harsimrat Badal
Answer & Explanation: Maneka Gandhi is the Women and Child Development
Minister of India.
Question: What is the name of Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister of India?
A) Ananth Kumar
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B) Paban Singh
C) Mainsh Tiwari
D) Vayalar Ravi
Answer & Explanation: Ananth Kumar is the Chemicals and Fertilizers
Minister of India.
Question: What is the name of Law & Justice Minister of India?
A) Kapil Sibal
B) Ravi Shankar Prasad
C) K. Chiranjeevi
D) Srikant Jena
Answer & Explanation: Ravi Shankar Prasad is the Law & Justice Minister.
Question: What is the name of Civil Aviation Minister of India?
A) Nitin Gadkari
B) Chandresh Kumari
C) Kalraj Mishra
D) A.G. Raju Pusapati
Answer & Explanation: A.G. Raju Pusapati is the Civil Aviation Minister.
Question: What is the name of Heavy Industries and Public enterprises
Minister of India?
A) Dinsha Patel
B) Anant Geete
C) Manish Tiwari
D) Praful Patel
Answer & Explanation: Anant Geete is the Heavy Industries and Public
enterprises Minister.
Question: What is the name of Tribal Affairs Minister of India?
A) V.K. Singh
B) Oscar Fernandes
C) Jual Oram
D) Ajit Singh
Answer & Explanation: Jual Oram is the Tribal Affairs Minister.
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Question: What is the name of Agriculture Minister of India?


A) Radha Mohan Singh
B) Rajeev Shukla
C) Ramesh Jairam
D) Preneet Kaur
Answer & Explanation: Radha Mohan Singh is the Agriculture Minister.
Question: What is the name of Human Resource Development Minister of
India?
A) M.M. Pallam Raju
B) Thaawar Chand Gehlot
C) Jaipal Reddy
D) Smriti Zubin Irani
Answer & Explanation: Smriti Zubin Irani is the Human Resource
Development Minister.
Question: What is the name of Health and Family Minister of India?
A) Kishore Chandra Deo
B) Kamal Nath
C) Harsh Vardhan
D) Sharad Pawar
Answer & Explanation: Harsh Vardhan is the Health and Family Minister.
Question: What is the name Lok Sabha Speaker of India?
A) Sumitra Mahajan
B) Mira Kumar
C) Kamal Nath
D) Sushma Swaraj
Answer & Explanation: Sumitra Mahajan is the Speaker of Lok Sabha.
Question: What is the name of Chief Justice of India?
A) P. Sathasivan
B) Mohan Parasan
C) R.M. Lodha
D) Goolam E. Vahanvati
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Answer & Explanation: R.M. Lodha is the Chief Justice of India.


Question: What is the name of Chief of Army Staff of India?
A) Dalbir Singh Suhag
B) Bikram Singh
C) R.K. Dhowan
D) Arup Raha
Answer & Explanation: Dalbir Singh Suhag is the Chief of Army Staff.
Question: Who is the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh?
A) Jagan Reddy
B) D.Y. Patil
C) Prakash Singh Badal
D) N. Chandrababu Naidu
Answer & Explanation: N. Chandrababu Naidu is the Chief Minister of Andhra
Pradesh.
Question: Who is the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh?
A) Tarun Gogoi
B) Nabam Tuki
C) Raman Singh
D) Himant Soren
Answer & Explanation: Nabam Tuki the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.
Question: Who is the Chief Minister of Bihar?
A) Nitish Kumar
B) Lalu Prasad Yadav
C) Jeetan Ram Manjhi
D) Ram Vilas Paswan
Answer & Explanation: Jeetan Ram Manjhi is the Chief Minister of Bihar.
Question: Who is the Chief Minister of Gujarat?
A) Anandiben Patel
B) Narendra Modi
C) M.K. Narayan
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D) B.L. Jhoshi
Answer & Explanation: Anandiben Patel is the Chief Minister of Gujarat.
Question: Who is the Chief Minister of Odisha?
A) K. Siddaramaiah
B) Virbhadra Singh
C) Naveen Patnaik
D) Manohar Parrikar
Answer & Explanation: Naveen Patnaik is the Chief Minister of Odisha.
Question: Who is the Chief Minister of Sikkim?
A) Pawan Chamling
B) Harish Rawat
C) T.R. Zealing
D) Lal Thanhawla
Answer & Explanation: Pawan Chamling is the Chief Minister of Sikkim.
Question: Who is the Chief Minister of Telangana?
A) E.S.L. Narasimhan
B) Oommen Chandy
C) K. Chandrasekhar Rao
D) Okram Ibobi Singh
Answer & Explanation: K. Chandrasekhar Rao is the Chief Minister of
Telangana.
Question: Who is the Chief Minister of Puducherry?
A) N. Rangaswamy
B) Virendra Kataria
C) Aziz Qureshi
D) Shivraj Paul
Answer & Explanation: N. Rangaswamy is the Chief Minister of Puducherry.
Question: Who is the Governor of Andhra Pradesh?
A) J.B. Patnaik
B) E.S.L. Narasimhan
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C) Devanand Konwar
D) K. Rosaiah
Answer & Explanation: E.S.L. Narasimhan is the Governor of Andhra Pradesh.
Question: Who is the Governor of Gujarat?
A) Ram Naresh Yadav
B) N.N. Vohra
C) Kamla Beniwal
D) Ashwani Kumar
Answer & Explanation: Kamla Beniwal is the Governor of Gujarat.
Question: Which country recently purchased 3400 India-made EVMs for use in
the countries Presidential Election, scheduled in 2014?
A) Ethiopia
B) Namibia
C) Zimbabwe
D) Oman
Answer & Explanation: Namibia recently purchased 3400 India-made EVMs.
Question: In which country worlds highest tunnel for high-speed train at an
altitude of 3607.4 metres became operational?
A) China
B) India
C) US
D) Germany
Answer & Explanation: Worlds highest tunnel for high-speed train at an altitude
of 3607.4 metres became operational in China.
Question: What was the rank of India in Press Freedom Index 2014?
A) 143
B) 140
C) 172
D) 121
Answer & Explanation: 140 was the rank of India.
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Question: What was the name of the first indigenously developed air-to-air
missile, which was successfully test fired recently from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet
over the Arabia Sea off Goa?
A) Akash
B) Prithvi
C) Arjun
D) Astra
Answer & Explanation: Astra was the first indigenously developed air-to-air
missile.
Question: Who won the 2014 UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom
Prize 2014?
A) Reeyot Alemu
B) Ahmad Zeidabadi
C) Ahmet Sik
D) May Chidiac
Answer & Explanation: Ahmet Sik won the 2014 UNESCO Guillermo Cano
World Press Freedom Prize.
Question: Who won the presidential election of Panama recently?
A) Juan Carlos Varela
B) Rodolfo Chiari
C) Federico Boyd
D) Pedro Antonio Diaz
Answer & Explanation: Juan Carlos Varela won the presidential election of
Panama.
Question: Who won the World Snooker Championship title 2014 on in Sheffield,
England?
A) Neil Robertson
B) Mark Selby
C) Ding Junhui
D) Ronnie OSullivan
Answer & Explanation: Mark Selby won the World Snooker Championship title
2014.
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Question: What is the name of Islamist militants group of Nigeria is in news as it


has abducted more than 200 girls from north-eastern Nigeria?
A) Boko Haram
B) Xiao Guodong
C) Ben Woolaston
D) Tom Ford
Answer & Explanation: Boko Haram has abducted more than 200 girls from
north-eastern Nigeria.
Question: According to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently issued guidelines,
what is the minimum age to independently open and operate saving bank
accounts and use other facilities like ATM and cheque book?
A) Above 18 years
B) Below 10 years
C) Above 10 years
D) Below 18 years
Answer & Explanation: Above 10 years is the minimum age to independently
open and operate saving bank accounts.
Question: What was the name of India-American cardiologist, who won the
prestigious 2014 Gregory Bradeb Memorial Fellow of the Year Award?
A) Mitul Kadakia
B) Aditya Mehta
C) Saim Demra
D) Suresh Advani
Answer & Explanation: Mitul Kadakia won the prestigious 2014 Gregory Bradeb
Memorial Fellow of the Year Award.
Question: Who has been appointed recently as the first Woman Additional
Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)?
A) Soma Mondal
B) A.D. Ragvi
C) Archana Ramasundaram
D) Sushma Singh
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Answer & Explanation: Archana Ramasundaram has been appointed as the


first Woman Additional Director of CBI.
Question: Who was named snookers Player of the Year 2014 award at the
sports annual awards ceremony in London?
A) Mark Selby
B) Pankaj Advani
C) Ronnie OSullivan
D) Aditya Mehta
Answer & Explanation: Ronnie OSullivan was named snookers Player of the
Year 2014 award.
Question: Which Indian Documentary film has won three awards at 2014 New
York Festivals International TV and Films Awards?
A) Silent Screams-Indias Fight Against Rape
B) Rangbhoomi
C) War and Peace
D) In Search of Indian Theatre
Answer & Explanation: Silent Screams-Indias Fight Against Rape
Question: Who won his 27th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title at Mutua
Madrid Open final?
A) Novak Djokovic
B) David Ferrer
C) Rafael Nadal
D) Stanislas Wawrinka
Answer & Explanation: Rafael Nadal won his 27th ATP World Tour Masters
1000 title at Mutua Madrid Open final.
Question: Which party won the South African national election 2014 with 62.2
percent of votes?
A) Agang South Africa
B) African National congress (ANC)
C) National Freedom Party
D) African Independent Congress (AIC)
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Answer & Explanation: African National congress (ANC)


Question: Who won the womens singles Mutua Madrid Open Tennis title by
defeating Romanian Simona Halep 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the final?
A) Victoria Azarenka
B) Serena Williams
C) Agnieszka Radwanska
D) Maria Sharapova
Answer & Explanation: Maria Sharapova won the womens singles Mutua
Madrid Open Tennis title.
Question: Who defeated defending champions Orissa to clinch the Senior
Womens Football Championships title at Golaghat Stadium in Assam?
A) Sikkim
B) Manipur
C) Karnataka
D) Gujarat
Answer & Explanation: Manipur defeated defending champions Orissa to clinch
the Senior Womens Football Championships title.
Question: What was the name of the former Prime Minister of Israel sentenced
to six years in prison for corrupt practices in real estate projects by a court?
A) Abdul Hamid
B) Peoge Raski
C) Tamir Sekh
D) Ehud Olmert
Answer & Explanation: Ehud Olmert was the name of the former Prime Minister
of Israel.
Question: Who was appointed as the 28th Chief of Army Staff on 13 May 2014?
A) Dalbir Singh Suhag
B) Bikram Singh
C) A.K. Browne
D) Anup Raha
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Answer & Explanation: Dalbir Singh Suhag was appointed as the 28th Chief of
Army Staff.
Question: Who became the first women in UN history to be appointed as Force
Commander in the United Nations peacekeeping operation?
A) Janet Yellen
B) Melinda Gates
C) Kristin Lund
D) Mary Barra
Answer & Explanation: Kristin Lund became the first women in UN history to be
appointed as Force Commander in the United Nations peacekeeping operation.
Question: What was the name of Christophers Columbuss ship, which was
claimed to be found by archaeological investigators led by Barry Clifford after 500
years?
A) African Queen
B) Alligator
C) Santa Maria
D) Arizona
Answer & Explanation: Santa Maria was the name of Christophers Columbuss
ship.
Question: The Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced that plastic
currency notes will be launched in _____?
A) 2014
B) 2016
C) 2017
D) 2015
Answer & Explanation: RBI announced that plastic currency notes will be
launched in 2015.
Question: Who has sworn in as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh?
A) S.C. Jamir
B) Nabam Tuki
C) Nirbhay Sharma
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D) Okram Ibobi Singh


Answer & Explanation: Nabam Tuki sworn in-as the Chief Minister of Arunachal
Pradesh.
Question: Which party emerged as the largest party by winning 117 seats in
2014 assembly elections of Odisha?
A) Indian National Congress
B) Swatantra Party
C) Biju Janta Dal
D) Bhartiya Janta Party
Answer & Explanation: Biju Janta Dal emerged as the largest party by winning
117 seats in 2014 assembly elections.
Question: Who sworn in-as the Chief Minister of Bihar?
A) Jitan Ram Manjhi
B) Nitish Kumar
C) Harish Rawat
D) Ram Naresh Yadav
Answer & Explanation: Jitan Ram Manjhi sworn in-as the Chief Minister of
Bihar.
Question: Which party emerged as the largest party by winning 22 seats in 2014
assembly elections of Sikkim?
A) Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF)
B) Defunct Political Party
C) Gorkha National Liberation Party
D) Sikkim Independent Front
Answer & Explanation: Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) emerged as the largest
party by winning 22 seats in 2014 assembly elections.
Question: Who has sworn in as the Chief Minister of Sikkim for a record fifth
consecutive time?
A) D. Patil
B) Manohar Parrikar
C) Pawan Chamling
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D) Tarun Gogoi
Answer & Explanation: Pawan Chamling sworn in-as the Chief Minister of
Sikkim.
Question: Who has sworn in-as the Chief Minister of Odisha for fourth
consecutive time?
A) Shivraj Singh
B) Naveen Patnaik
C) S.C. Jamir
D) Hemant Suran
Answer & Explanation: Naveen Patnaik sworn in-as the Chief Minister of
Odisha
Question: Who has sworn in-as the first female Chief Minister of Gujarat?
A) Bimla Patel
B) Urmila Singh
C) Anandiben Patel
D) Vasundhara Raje
Answer & Explanation: Anandiben Patel sworn in-as the first female Chief
Minister of Gujarat.
Question: Who became the youngest woman to climb Mount Everest, the
highest peak in the world?
A) Malavath Poorna
B) Priya Rani
C) Kiran Devi
D) Kumuth Reddy
Answer & Explanation: Malavath Poorna became the youngest woman to climb
Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world.
Question: Who sworn in-as the new Chief Minister of Nagaland?
A) Mukul Sangma
B) TR Zeliang
C) Nitish Kumar
D) Manik Sarkar
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Answer & Explanation: TR Zeliang sworn in-as the new Chief Minister of
Nagaland.
Question: Who won the 2014 Thomas Cup badminton tile?
A) China
B) Japan
C) India
D) Malaysia
Answer & Explanation: Japan won the 2014 Thomas Cup badminton tile.
Question: Who won the 2014 Uber Cup badminton tile?
A) Japan
B) India
C) Indonesia
D) China
Answer & Explanation: China won the 2014 Uber Cup badminton tile.
Question: Who became the first woman External Affairs Minister of India?
A) Sushma Swaraj
B) Anandiben Patel
C) Rakhi Birla
D) Sumitra Mahajan
Answer & Explanation: Sushma Swaraj became the first woman External
Affairs Minister of India.

Question: Who won the Presidential elections of Lithuania?


A) Valdas Adamkus
B) Rolandas Pakas
C) Dalia Grybauskaite
D) Algirdas Brazauskas
Answer & Explanation: Dalia Grybauskaite won the Presidential elections of
Lithuania.

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Question: Who has been appointed as the goodwill ambassador of 35th


National Games?
A) Virat Kohli
B) Saina Nehwal
C) Vijender Singh
D) Sachin Tendulkar
Answer & Explanation: Sachin Tendulkar has been appointed as the goodwill
ambassador of 35th National Games.
Question: Who has been appointed as the 14th Attorney-General of India?
A) Mukul Rohatgi
B) Mohan Parasan
C) Goolam E. Vahanvati
D) Ajit Devol
Answer & Explanation: Mukul Rohatgi has been appointed as the 14th
Attorney-General of India.
Question: What was the name of eminent Hindi writer, who won the prestigious
Vyas Samman 2013?
A) Govind Mishra
B) Vijay Seshadri
C) Vishwanath Tripathi
D) K .Anand Rao
Answer & Explanation: Vishwanath Tripathi won the prestigious Vyas Samman
2013.
Question: Who won the seventh edition of Indian Premier League 2014 by
defeating KXIP by three wickets in the final played at Chinnaswamy Stadium,
Bangalore?
A) Mumbai Indian (MI)
B) Kolkata Knight Rider (KKR)
C) Chennai Super King (CSK)
D) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Answer & Explanation: Kolkata Knight Rider (KKR) won the seventh edition of
Indian Premier League 2014.
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Question: Who was sworn in-as the first Chief Minister of Telangana?
A) Jagan Reddy
B) N Chandrababu Naidu
C) Chandrashekhar Rao
D) K. Rosaiah
Answer & Explanation: Chandrashekhar Rao sworn in-as the first Chief
Minister of Telangana.
Question: Who was sworn in-as President of Malawai.?
A) Li Luong Minh
B) Peter Mutharika
C) Lamine Diack
D) Thomas Batch
Answer & Explanation: Peter Mutharika sworn in-as President of Malawai.
Question: What is the name of 29th State of India?
A) Uttarakhand
B) Telangana
C) Jharkahnd
D) Chattisgarh
Answer & Explanation: Telangana is the 29th State of India.
Question: Who was sworn in-as the President of El Salvador on 01 June, 2014?
A) Alan Issac
B) Margaret Chan
C) Donald Kaberuka
D) Salvador Sanchez Ceren
Answer & Explanation: Salvador Sanchez Ceren sworn in-as the President of
El Salvador.
Question: Who was elected as Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha of India?
A) Sushma Swaraj
B) Sumitra Mahajan
C) Sonia Gandhi
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D) Mira Kumar
Answer & Explanation: Sumitra Mahajan was elected as Speaker of the 16th
Lok Sabha of India.
Question: 40th G-7 summit 2014 was held at ________?
A) Geneva
B) New York
C) Rome
D) Brussels
Answer & Explanation: 40th G-7 summit 2014 was held at Brussels.
Question: Who was topped in the Forbes annual list of Most Powerful Women
2014 in the world?
A) Angela Merkel
B) Janet Yellen
C) Melinda Gates
D) Dilma Rousseff
Answer & Explanation: Angela Merkel was topped in the Forbes annual list of
Most Powerful Women 2014 in the world.
Question: Who is the Chancellor of Germany.?
A) Virginia Rometty
B) Angela Merkel
C) Mary Barra
D) Hillary Clinton
Answer & Explanation: Angela Merkel is the Chancellor of Germany.
Question: Where Indias 35th National Games scheduled to be held in 2015?
A) Karnataka
B) Tamil Nadu
C) Kerala
D) Gujarat
Answer & Explanation: Indias 35th National Games scheduled to be held in
Kerala.
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Question: Who won the Orange Cap in IPL 7 edition 2014?


A) Robin Uthappa
B) Glenn Maxwell
C) Yuvraj Singh
D) Virat Kohli
Answer & Explanation: Robin Uthappa won the Orange Cap in IPL 7 edition
2014.
Question: Who won the Presidential election of Syrian for the third time?
A) Ahmed Saleem
B) Abdullah Gul
C) Matteo Renzi
D) Bashar al-Assad
Answer & Explanation: Bashar al-Assad won the Presidential election of
Syrian.
Question: Who was sworn-in as the first Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh after
bifurcation?
A) N. Chandrababu Naidu
B) Chandrasekhar Rao
C) Sanjeeva Reedy
D) E.S.L. Narasimhan
Answer & Explanation: N. Chandrababu Naidu sworn-in as the first Chief
Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
Question: Who was sworn-in as the President of Ukraine in Kiev?
A) Michel Suleiman
B) Anibal Cavaco Silva
C) Abdul Aziz
D) Petro Poroshenko
Answer & Explanation: Petro Poroshenko sworn-in as the President of Ukraine.
Question: Which nuclear plant became Indias first nuclear plant to generate
1000 MW power?
A) Neemuch
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B) Kudankulam
C) Bhagwanpur
D) Kaipala
Answer & Explanation: Kudankulam nuclear plant became Indias first nuclear
plant to generate 1000 MW power.
Question: Who won the mens singles title of French Open 2014 by defeating
Novak Djokovic in the final?
A) Rafael Nadal
B) David Ferrer
C) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
D) Roger Federer
Answer & Explanation: Rafael Nadal won the mens singles title of French
Open 2014.
Question: Who was sworn-in as the President of Egypt in Cairo?
A) Uhuru Kenyatta
B) Park Geun-hye
C) Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
D) Sultan Abdul Halim
Answer & Explanation: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi sworn-in as the President of Egypt.
Question: Who was appointed as the Solicitor General of India.?
A) Mohan Parasan
B) Ranjit Kumar
C) Arvind Mayaram
D) Neeraj Sheethy
Answer & Explanation: Ranjit Kumar was appointed as the Solicitor General of
India.
Question: Who was conferred with the prestigious Bharat Ratna JRD Tata
Award for the year 2013 by the Aeronautical Society of India (ASI)?
A) Satish Dhawal
B) AK Patody
C) Somasundaram
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D) R.D. Shankar
Answer & Explanation: Somasundaram was conferred with the prestigious
Bharat Ratna JRD Tata Award for the year 2013.
Question: Who was elected as 10th president of Israel?
A) Rajkeswur Purryag
B) Hassan Rouhani
C) Jalal Talabani
D) Reuven Rubi Rivilin
Answer & Explanation: Reuven Rubi Rivilin was elected as 10th president of
Israel.
Question: What was the name of Biography of Dilip Kumar?
A) Actor of Century
B) The Substance and the Shadow
C) Shadow of Life
D) A Great Actor
Answer & Explanation: The Substance and the Shadow was the name of
Biography of Dilip Kumar.
Question: Who was elected as president for the 69th session of United Nations
General Assembly?
A) Sam Kahamba Kutesa
B) Christine Lagarde
C) Irina Bokova
D) Guy Rider
Answer & Explanation: Sam Kahamba Kutesa was elected as president for the
69th session of United Nations General Assembly.
Question: Who released commemorative postage stamps in India on the 2014
FIFA World Cup, which was played in Brazil?
A) Manmohan Singh
B) Sushma Swaraj
C) Narendra Modi
D) Pranab Mukherjee
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Answer & Explanation: Narendra Modi released commemorative postage


stamps on the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Question: What was the name of the Indo-French Air exercise concluded at
Jodhpur Air Base?
A) SIMBEX IV
B) Garuda V
C) Indra VI
D) SuryaKiran III
Answer & Explanation: Garuda V was the name of the Indo-French Air
exercise.
Question: Who has been selected for the prestigious Moortidevi Award for
2013 for his novel Theekkadal Katanhu Thirumadhuram?
A) Vishwanath Tripathi
B) Govind Mishra
C) Prajeet Patel
D) C Radhakrishnan
Answer & Explanation: C Radhakrishnan has been selected for the
prestigious Moortidevi Award for 2013.
Question: What was the name of Indias largest warship that has been
dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi?
A) INS Virat
B) INS Chakra
C) INS Vikramaditya
D) INS Arihant
Answer & Explanation: INS Vikramaditya is the name of Indias largest
warship.
Question: Who has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by a
UK-based business association?
A) Laxmi Mittal
B) Lord Swraj Paul
C) D.K. Juneja
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D) Ratan Tata
Answer & Explanation: Lord Swraj Paul has been honoured with the Lifetime
Achievement Award by a UK-based business association.
Question: Who won the 2014 edition of Womens Hockey World Cup in The
Hague, Netherlands?
A) Netherlands
B) Australia
C) England
D) India
Answer & Explanation: Netherlands won the 2014 edition of Womens Hockey
World Cup.
Question: Who was re-elected as the President of Colombia?
A) Fredrik Reinfeldt
B) Oleksander Turchinov
C) Juan Manuel Santos
D) Nicolas Maduro
Answer & Explanation: Juan Manuel Santos was re-elected as the President
of Colombia.
Question: Who won the Mens hockey World Cup title 2014 for second
successive time?
A) Netherlands
B) South Korea
C) Australia
D) Malaysia
Answer & Explanation: Australia won the Mens hockey World Cup title 2014.
Question: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15 - 16 June 2014 made his first
official visit to _________?
A) Bhutan
B) Bangladesh
C) US
D) France
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Answer & Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15 - 16 June 2014


made his first official visit to Bhutan.
Question: Which city became the first kerosene-free city of India?
A) Mumbai
B) Kolkata
C) Pune
D) Delhi
Answer & Explanation: Delhi is the first kerosene-free city of India
Question: Who claimed its maiden Thomas Cup title with a thrilling 3-2 win over
Malaysia in the final?
A) India
B) Malaysia
C) Japan
D) China
Answer & Explanation: Japan won its maiden Thomas Cup title.
Question: Who defended its Uber Cup title beating Japan 3-1 in the final in New
Delhi?
A) China
B) India
C) Indonesia
D) Japan
Answer & Explanation: China won the Uber Cup title.
Question: Who clinched the Agzamov Memorial International Open Chess
Tournament in Tashkent?
A) Magnus Carlsen
B) Abhijeet Gupta
C) Viswanathan Anand
D) Peter Sik
Answer & Explanation: Abhijeet Gupta clinched the Agzamov Memorial
International Open Chess Tournament.
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Question: Who emerged the champion of the 52nd National Challengers


Chess Championship 2014 at Dharamshala?
A) Vidit Gujrathi
B) Saurav Ghosal
C) Ajay Chawla
D) Abhijeet Gupta
Answer & Explanation: Vidit Gujrathi emerged the champion of the 52nd
National Challengers Chess Championship 2014.
Question: Who has been appointed the coach of Pakistans national men cricket
team?
A) Wasim Akram
B) Tom Moddy
C) Jai Surya
D) Waqar Younis
Answer & Explanation: Waqar Younis has been appointed the coach of
Pakistans national men.
Question: What was the name of West Indies all-rounder cricketer, who took
retirement from Test Cricket?
A) Darren Sammy
B) Kieron Pollard
C) David Bravo
D) Dinesh Ramdin
Answer & Explanation: Darren Sammy took retirement from Test Cricket.
Question: The Supreme Court of India appointed which committee to probe the
spot-fixing and betting allegations against some cricketers and alleged inaction
by BCCI president N. Srinivasan during Indian Premier League, 2013?
A) P.J. Nayak Committee
B) Gavaskar Committe
C) Mudgal Committee
D) S. Gandhi Committee
Answer & Explanation: The Supreme Court of India appointed Mudgal
Committee.
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Question: Who was the Captain of Kings XI Punjab in Indian Premier League
seventh edition 2014?
A) George Bailey
B) Glenn Maxwell
C) Virendra Sehwag
D) Yuvraj Singh
Answer & Explanation: George Bailey was the Captain of Kings XI Punjab.
Question: Who won the Indian Premier League-7 edition 2014?
A) Mumbai Indian (MI)
B) Chennai Super Kings
C) Kolkata Knight Riders
D) Kings XI Punjab
Answer & Explanation: Kolkata Knight Riders won the Indian Premier
League-7 edition 2014.
Question: Which team won the Fair Play award in Indian Premier League-7
edition 2014?
A) Rajasthan Royals
B) Chennai Super Kings
C) Sunrise Hyderabad
D) Mumbai Indians
Answer & Explanation: Chennai Super Kings won the Fair Play award in
Indian Premier League-7 edition 2014.
Question: Who was claimed the Emerging Player of the Year award in Indian
Premier League-7 edition 2014?
A) Manish Pandey
B) Akshar Patel
C) Wriddhiman Saha
D) Piyush Chawala
Answer & Explanation: Akshar Patel was claimed the Emerging Player of the
Year award.
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Question: Who emerged as the winner of Champion League Football title by


defeating Atletico Madrid in final in Lisbon?
A) Arsenal
B) Munich
C) MYCC
D) Real Madrid
Answer & Explanation: Real Madrid emerged as the winner of Champion
League Football title.
Question: Who emerged as the champion of Italian Cup Football title by beating
Fiorentina 3-1 in the final in Rome?
A) Napoli
B) Chelsea
C) Barcelona
D) Arsenal
Answer & Explanation: Napoli emerged as the champion of Italian Cup
Football title.
Question: Who clinched a second Premier League Football title in three
seasons by thrashing West Ham United 2-0 at Etihad Stadium in London?
A) Man Utd
B) Bayern Munich
C) Liverpool
D) Manchester City
Answer & Explanation: Manchester City clinched a second Premier League
Football title.
Question: Who emerged as the champion of the French League Football
Championship for the second consecutive season?
A) Man City
B) Paris Saint-Germain
C) AC Milan
D) Atletico Madrid
Answer & Explanation: Paris Saint-Germain emerged as the champion of the
French League Football Championship.
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Question: Who won the Spanish Grand Prix 2014 for Mercedes?
A) Rico Rosberg
B) Lewis Hamilton
C) Jenson Button
D) Ferando Alonso
Answer & Explanation: Lewis Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix 2014.
Question: Who was officially announced the World number one golfer on May
19 2014 with 7.9936 points ending the 60 week reign of star American golfer
Tiger Woods on the top of the golf rankings?
A) Adam Scott
B) Jason Day
C) Henrik Stenson
D) Tiger Woods
Answer & Explanation: Adam Scott was officially announced the World
number one golfer.
Question: Who clinched the Crowne Plaza Invitational Golf title beating
Americans Jason Dufner in a playoff at Colonial Country Club in Texas?
A) Jason Day
B) Tiger Woods
C) Justin Rose
D) Adam Scott
Answer & Explanation: Adam Scott clinched the Crowne Plaza Invitational Golf
title.
Question: Who clinched the Philippine Open Golf Championship at the
Country Club Course in Manial?
A) Marcus
B) Oregon
C) Alaska
D) Boogertown
Answer & Explanation: Marcus Both clinched the Philippine Open Golf
Championship.
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Question: Who clinched the Portugal Open womens singles title 2014 by
defeating Spain Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in the summit clash?
A) Serena Williams
B) Carla Suarez Navarro
C) Simona Halep
D) Roberta Vinci
Answer & Explanation: Carla Suarez Navarro clinched the Portugal Open
womens singles title.
Question: Who won the womens singles title of WTA Madrid Open 2014?
A) Simona Halep
B) Maria Sharapova
C) Li Na
D) Serena Williams
Answer & Explanation: Maria Sharapova won the womens singles title.
Question: Who clinched his third Italian Open tennis title in Rome by defeating
Spains Rafael Nadal by 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the final?
A) Rafael Nadal
B) Roger Federer
C) Stan Wawrinka
D) Novak Djokovic
Answer & Explanation: Novak Djokovic clinched his third Italian Open tennis
title.
Question: Who won the womens singles title of Italian Open 2014?
A) Maria Sharapova
B) Serena Williams
C) Victoria Azernika
D) Simona Halep
Answer & Explanation: Serena Williams won the womens singles title of
Italian Open

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Question: Who won the Australian Open Super Series badminton title 2014
in Sydney?
A) Saina Nehwal
B) Wang Shixian
C) P.V. Sindhu
D) Bae Yeon Ju
Answer & Explanation: Saina Nehwal won the Australian Open Super Series
badminton title.
Question: Saina Nehwal won the Australian Open Super Series badminton
title 2014 against whom?
A) P.V. Sindhu
B) Wang Shixian
C) Carolina Marin
D) Li Xuerui
Answer & Explanation: Saina Nehwal won the Australian Open Super Series
badminton title 2014 against Carolina Marin.
Question: Who has clinched the mens singles title of Indonesia badminton
Open?
A) Lee Chong Wei
B) Tommy Sugiarto
C) Ajay Jairam
D) Jan O Jorgensen
Answer & Explanation: Jan O Jorgensen has clinched the mens singles title
of Indonesia Open.
Question: Who won the World Rapid Chess Championship 2014 against
Viswanathan Anand in the final in Dubai?
A) Levon Aronian
B) Magnus Carlsen
C) Hikaru Nakamura
D) Anish Giri
Answer & Explanation: Magnus Carlsen won the World Rapid Chess
Championship.
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Question: Who won the World Blitz Chess championship 2014 that concluded
in Dubai?
A) Magnus Carlsen
B) Wesley So
C) Peter Svidler
D) Viswanathan Anand
Answer & Explanation: Magnus Carlsen won the World Blitz Chess
championship.
Question: Who won the golf US open 2014 title completing an overwhelming
wire-to-wire victory in Pinehurst?
A) Tiger Woods
B) Adam Scott
C) Martin Kaymer
D) Zack Sucher
Answer & Explanation: Martin Kaymer won the golf US open 2014 title.
Question: Who won the mens hockey world cup title 2014 in Hague?
A) Netherlands
B) Australia
C) India
D) Germany
Answer & Explanation: Australia won the mens hockey world cup title 2014.
Question: Who won the womens hockey world cup title 2014 in Hague?
A) Australia
B) India
C) France
D) Netherlands
Answer & Explanation: Netherlands won the womens hockey world cup title
2014.
Question: Who won the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix 2014?
A) Nico Rosberg
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B) Fernando Alonso
C) Daniel Ricciardo
D) Lewis Hamilton
Answer & Explanation: Nico Rosberg won the Austrian Formula One Grand
Prix 2014.
Question: Nico Rosberg is currently world No-1 Formula One driver, He
belongs to which country?
A) Germany
B) Spain
C) England
D) Australia
Answer & Explanation: Nico Rosberg belongs to Germany.
Question: Who won the Canadian Formula-1 Grand Prix 2014?
A) Sebastian Vettel
B) Nico Rosberg
C) Daniel Ricciardo
D) Lewis Hamilton
Answer & Explanation: Daniel Ricciardo won the Canadian Formula-1 Grand
Prix 2014.
Question: Who clinched the Gold in mens singles air pistol in Shooting World
Cup in Slovenia?
A) Pablo Carrera
B) Jitu Rai
C) Peter Pang
D) Abhinav Bindra
Answer & Explanation: Jitu Rai clinched the Gold in mens singles 10 meter air
pistol.
Question: Jitu Rai won the Gold in mens singles _________ air pistol in
Shooting World Cup in Slovenia?
A) 100 meter
B) 25 meter
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C) 10 meter
D) 50 meter
Answer & Explanation: Jitu Rai won the Gold in mens singles 10 meter air
pistol.
Question: Who created history by becomes the first player to win world cup titles
in the longer and shorter formats of billiards and snooker, after pocketing the
IBSF World 6-red snooker championship in Egypt?
A) Gregory Gaultier
B) Pankaj Advani
C) Chris Simpson
D) Saurav Ghosal
Answer & Explanation: Pankaj Advani becomes the first player to win world
cup titles in the longer and shorter formats of billiards and snooker.
Question: Who won Asian Billiards Championship title 2014, defeating
compatriot Alok Kumar in the final in New Delhi?
A) Pankaj Advani
B) Piyush Chawla
C) Aditya Khanna
D) Saurav Kothari
Answer & Explanation: Saurav Kothari won Asian Billiards Championship
title 2014.
Question: Who clinched the 2014 French Open mens singles title?
A) Roger Federer
B) Rafael Nadal
C) Novak Djokovic
D) Stan Wawrinka
Answer & Explanation: Rafael Nadal clinched the 2014 French Open mens
singles title.
Question: Who clinched the 2014 French Open womens singles title?
A) Serena Williams
B) Li Na
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C) Maria Sharapova
D) Victoria Azarenka
Answer & Explanation: Maria Sharapova clinched the 2014 French Open
womens singles title.
Question: Maria Sharapova won the 2014 French Open womens singles title
against whom?
A) Simona Halep
B) Petra Kovitova
C) Jelena Jankovic
D) Serena Williams
Answer & Explanation: Sharapova won the 2014 French Open womens
singles title against Simona Halep.
Question: Who won the Cricketer of the Year honour at the CEAT Awards
function in Mumbai?
A) Shikhar Dhawan
B) Ravindra Jadeja
C) Virat Kohli
D) Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Answer & Explanation: Virat Kohli won the Cricketer of the Year honour.
Question: Who won the ODI Player of the Year award at the CEAT Awards
function in Mumbai?
A) Virat Kohli
B) Shikhar Dhawan
C) R. Aswin
D) Ravindra Jadeja
Answer & Explanation: Shikhar Dhawan won the ODI Player of the Year
award.
Question: Who was named as the next President of European Commission?
A) Herman V. Rompuy
B) Yukiya Amano
C) Le Luong Minh
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D) Jean-Claude Juncker
Answer & Explanation: Jean-Claude Juncker was named as the next
President of European Commission.
Question: Who was succeeded as the King of Spain?
A) Felipe II
B) Felipe VI
C) Felipe III
D) Felipe V
Answer & Explanation: Felipe VI was succeeded as the King of Spain.
Question: What was the name of Indian-origin judge, who was appointed as the
8th Attorney-General of Singapore?
A) A. Mayaram
B) P. Patniak
C) V.K. Rajah
D) R.K. Sinha
Answer & Explanation: V.K. Rajah was the name of Indian-origin judge.
Question: Who was appointed as CEO of Indias second largest IT exporter,
Infosys for a five year term?
A) N. Chandrasekaran
B) Phaneesh Murthy
C) Cyrus Mistry
D) Vishal Sikka
Answer & Explanation: Vishal Sikka was appointed as CEO of Infosys.
Question: UK firm East India Company issued exclusive legal tender gold
coins in the honour of ______?
A) Amitabh Bachchan
B) Narendra Modi
C) Sachin Tendulkar
D) Mahatama Gandhi
Answer & Explanation: UK firm East India Company issued exclusive legal
tender gold coins in honour of Sachin Tendulkar.
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Question: Who has recently become the top-ranking batsman in both Test and
One Day ICC rankings?
A) Virat Kohli
B) AB de Villiers
C) David Warner
D) Hashim Amla
Answer & Explanation: AB de Villiers has become the top-ranking batsman in
both Test and One Day ICC rankings.
Question: Who won the Australian Open 2014 (Badminton) after defeating
Spains Carolina Marin in womens singles final?
A) Sania Mirza
B) Saina Nehwal
C) Jawala Gutta
D) P.V. Sindhu
Answer & Explanation Saina Nehwal won the Australian Open 2014.
Question: Who created history by becoming the first Indian to win two medals at
the same World Cup tournament and also the first to win three medals in
successive ISSF events?
A) Abhinav Bindra
B) Donald Pinter
C) Jitu Rai
D) Gagan Narang
Answer & Explanation: Jitu Rai created history by becoming the first Indian to
win two medals at the same World Cup tournament.
Question: Who visited China from India to attend the events to mark the 60th
anniversary of Panchsheel agreement?
A) Narendra Modi
B) Hamid Ansari
C) Sushma Swaraj
D) Meneka Gandhi
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Answer & Explanation: Hamid Ansari visited China from India to attend the
events to mark the 60th anniversary of Panchsheel agreement.
Question: Who inaugurated the 240-Megawatt Uri-II Hydro Electric Project
(HEP) located near the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla district in Kashmir?
A) Pranab Mukherjee
B) Sushma Swaraj
C) Rajnath Singh
D) Narendra Modi
Answer & Explanation: Narendra Modi inaugurated the 240-Megawatt Uri-II
Hydro Electric Project (HEP).
Question: A passenger train set a new speed record of running 160 km an hour
during a trial run between ______?
A) Delhi to Agra
B) Mumbai to Ahmedabad
C) Bangalore to Chennai
D) Thane to Pune
Answer & Explanation: A passenger train set a new speed record of running
160 km an hour during a trial run between Delhi to Agra. The train will be
started by the Railways in due course.
Question: Prime Minister Narendra Modis made his first foreign visit to ______?
A) Bhutan
B) Russia
C) Bangladesh
D) Brazil
Answer & Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modis made his first foreign
visit to Bhutan
Question: Which country become the first country to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty
to facilitate access to published works for persons who are blind and visually
impaired or otherwise print disabled (VIPs)?
A) Russia
B) India
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C) Japan
D) China
Answer & Explanation: India becomes the first country to ratify the Marrakesh
Treaty.
Question: What is RIMPAC?
A) Indias largest aircraft carrier
B) Worlds largest maritime exercise
C) NASA missile mission
D) Worlds first largest telescope
Answer & Explanation: Worlds largest maritime exercise. RIMPAC, the Rim of
the Pacific Exercise, is the world's largest international maritime warfare
exercise.
Question: Bodu Bala Sena belongs to which country?
A) Bhutan
B) Sri Lanka
C) Pakistan
D) Bangladesh
Answer & Explanation: Bodu Bala Sena belongs to Sri Lanka.
Question: What was the rank of India according to Global Peace Index-2014?
A) 140
B) 121
C) 143
D) 136
Answer & Explanation: 143 was the rank of India according to Global Peace
Index-2014.
Question: Worlds first Modern Slavery Bill was published by which country?
A) India
B) Britain
C) France
D) USA
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Answer & Explanation: Worlds first Modern Slavery Bill was published by
Britain.
Question: According the World Bank the economic growth forecast for the
developing world in 2014 is lowered from 5.3% to _______?
A) 4.5%
B) 5.2%
C) 4.8%
D) 5.1%
Answer & Explanation: Economic growth forecast for the developing world in
2014 is lowered from 5.3% to 4.8%.

Question: What was the Bank Rate as on July 05, 2014?


A) 10%
B) 8%
C) 7%
D) 9%
Answer & Explanation: 9% was the Bank Rate as on July 05, 2014.
Question: What was the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) as on July 05, 2014?
A) 2%
B) 4%
C) 3%
D) 5%
Answer & Explanation: 4% was the Cash Reserve Ratio as on July 05, 2014.
Question: What was the Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) as on July 05, 2014?
A) 23%
B) 24%
C) 22.5%
D) 21.5%
Answer & Explanation: 22.5% was the Statutory Liquidity Ratio as on July 05,
2014.
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Question: What is IIP in Economy?


A) Index of Industrial Production
B) Investment of Industrial Production
C) Index of India Production
D) Investment of India Production
Answer & Explanation: Index of Industrial Production.
Question: What is QFI in Economy?
A) Qualified Forward Investors
B) Qualified Forward Industries
C) Qualified Foreign Investors
D) Qualified Foreign Industries
Answer & Explanation: Qualified Foreign Investors.
Question: Arvind Mayaram Committee was constituted by Union government
for?
A) FDI & FII
B) OIC & PIO Status
C) Tax Residency Certificates and
D) Tax Clearance Certificates
Answer & Explanation: Arvind Mayaram Committee was constituted by Union
government for FDI & FII.
Question: What is FTAs in economics field?
A) Free Transport Agreement
B) Free Trade Agreement
C) Free Tax Agreement
D) Free Telecommunication Agreement
Answer & Explanation: Free Trade Agreement
Question: What is TARC?
A) Tax Administration Reform Commission
B) Tax Administration Reform Committee
C) Taxation Administration Reform Commission
D) Taxation Administration Reform Committee
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Answer & Explanation: Tax Administration Reform Commission


Question: What is the name of Chairman of TARC?
A) B.S.Chauchan
B) Ajit Devol
C) Parthasarathi Shome
D) A.K. Dubey
Answer & Explanation: Parthasarathi Shome is the name of Chairman of
TARC.
Question: Who is the Director-General of Confederation of Indian Industry
(CII)?
A) Aditi Khanna
B) Prithviraj Singh
C) Alok Patidar
D) Chandrajit Banerjee
Answer & Explanation: Chandrajit Banerjee is the Director-General of
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
Question: Who won the womens singles title at the Badminton World
Championship in Denmark?
A) Xi Ching
B) Carolina Marin
C) Saina Nahewal
D) P.V. Sindhu
Answer & Explanation: Carolina Marin won the womens singles title at the
Badminton World Championship in Denmark.
Question: Which ancient university has started its first session with 15 students
at the Buddhist Pilgrim town Rajgir?
A) Taxila University
B) Salerno University
C) Nalanda University
D) Bologna University
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Answer & Explanation: Nalanda University has started its first session with 15
students at the Buddhist Pilgrim town Rajgir.
Question: Which Japan Company announced to dedicated funds in partnership
with Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group to facilitate investments into Indian market?
A) Nokia
B) Nippon Life
C) LG
D) Toshiba
Answer & Explanation: Nippon Life announced to dedicated funds in
partnership with Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group to facilitate investments into
Indian market.
Question: Who was named the Junior Player of the Year by the Asian
Hockey Federation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?
A) Pankaj Sergil
B) Pyush Chawala
C) Aditya Rana
D) Manpreet Singh
Answer & Explanation: Manpreet Singh was named the Junior Player of the
Year by the Asian Hockey Federation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Question: Indian ODI cricket team at which position as per the data issued by
ICC in Dubai?
A) 4th
B) 2nd
C) 3rd
D) 1st
Answer & Explanation: Indian cricket team is at 1st Position.
Question: Who is the winner of the Marconi Society Paul Baran young scholar
award for 2014?
A) Prakash Junia
B) Himanshu Asnani
C) Naman Sethi
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D) Suresh Dev
Answer & Explanation: Himanshu Asnani is the winner of the Marconi Society
Paul Baran young scholar award for 2014.
Question: Asias First Ballistic Research Centre started in which state of India?
A) Gujarat
B) Tamil Nadu
C) Maharashtra
D) Kerala
Answer & Explanation: Asias First Ballistic Research Centre started in Gujarat.
Question: What is the name of Autobiography of Sachin Tendulkar, which will be
released in November?
A) Playing to Win
B) Unbreakable
C) Cricket is My Life
D) Playing It My Way
Answer & Explanation: Playing It My Way is the Autobiography of Sachin
Tendulkar.
Question: According to the Forbes 2014 Asia Pacific 50 Company List, which
country is at the top position?
A) Indonesia
B) China
C) Vietnam
D) India
Answer & Explanation: China at the top position.
Question: According to the Forbes 2014 Asia Pacific 50 Company List, how
many Indian companies are there in the list?
A) 08
B) 12
C) 11
D) 16
Answer & Explanation: 12 companies are there in the list.
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Question 1: What is the rank of India as per Global Competiveness Report


2014?
A) 71st
B) 83rd
C) 55th
D) 61st
Answer & Explanation: As per Global Competiveness Report 2014 India rank is
71st.
Question 2: What was the name of former Attorney General of Indian who
passed away at the age of 65?
A) Revti Das
B) Santosh Solanki
C) Vijay Mundra
D) Goolam E. Vahanvati
Answer & Explanation: Goolam E. Vahanvati passed away at the age of 65.
Question 3: Who has appointed as the new Governor of Kerala?
A) O.P. Kohli
B) P. Sathasivam
C) M.K. Narayan
D) Shiela Dixit
Answer & Explanation: P. Sathasivam has appointed as the new Governor of
Kerala.
Question 4: What was the name of worlds oldest former test cricket, who died at
the age of 103 in Johannesburg?
A) Brandon Pity
B) James Garner
C) Normon Gordon
D) Granville Austin
Answer & Explanation: Normon Gordon worlds oldest former test cricket died
at the age of 103.
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Question 5: Who was selected for the G.K. Reddy Memorial Award 2014?
A) Pyush Mohan
B) S.K. Jain
C) Shikha Sharma
D) Vinod Mehta
Question: Who will be the next Chief Justice of India?
A) HL Dattu
B) Rajiv Mathur
C) P. Sathasivam
D) RM lodha
Answer & Explanation: HL Dattu will be the next Chief Justice of India.
Question: Who was sworn-in as the Governor of Rajasthan?
A) Kaptan Singh Solanki
B) O.P. Kohli
C) Kalayan Singh
D) M.K. Narayan
Answer & Explanation: Kalayan Singh was sworn-in as the Governor of
Rajasthan.
Question: Who is the Director of movie Mary Kom?
A) Sanjay Leela Bhansali
B) Om Prakash Mehra
C) Sanjay Rawat
D) Omung Kumar
Answer & Explanation: Omung Kumar is the Director of Mary Kom.
Question: Who was the name of India-born scientist, who won the American
Chemical Societys (ACS) Award in Industrial Chemistry?
A) Somesh Das Verman
B) Peter Anand
C) Thomas John Colacot
D) A.D. Juneja
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Answer & Explanation: Thomas John Colacot won the American Chemical
Societys (ACS) Award in Industrial Chemistry.
Question: Who has been re-appointed as the CEO of Tata Consultancy
Services (TCS)?
A) N Chandrasekaran
B) Cyrus Mistry
C) Vishal Sikka
D) Phaneesh Murthy
Answer & Explanation: N Chandrasekaran has been re-appointed as the CEO
of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
Question: Who was selected as captain of Indian womens Hockey team to lead
in Asian Games 2014?
A) Deepika Kumari
B) Jhulan Goswami
C) Ritu Rani
D) Mithali Raj
Answer & Explanation: Ritu Rani was selected as captain of Indian womens
Hockey team to lead in Asian Games 2014.
Question: What is the name of committee, which is set up by Government of
India to examine the un-claimed amount in PPF, Post Office and Savings
Schemes?
A) M.B. Shah
B) HR Khan
C) K.C. Verma
D) Urjit Patel
Answer & Explanation: HR Khan Committee set up by government to examine
the un-claimed amount in PPF, Post Office and Savings Schemes.
Question: What is the name of Australian Prime Minister, who visited India for 3
days?
A) David Cameron
B) Francois Hollande
C) Peter Mutharika
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D) Tony Abbott
Answer & Explanation: Tony Abbott is the name of Australian Prime Minister.
Question: Who became the first man from Japan, who reached the U.S. Open
semifinals in 96 years?
A) Kie Nishikori
B) Peter Adwik
C) Hisoma Chong
D) Novak Djokovic
Answer & Explanation: Kie Nishikori became the first man from Japan, who
reached the U.S. Open semifinals in 96 years.
Question: Which Indian IT company secured a 5-year Infrastructure
Management contract from Philip Morris International?
A) Patni
B) Infosys
C) TCS
D) Wipro
Answer & Explanation: Wipro secured a 5-year Infrastructure Management
contract from Philip Morris International.
Question: In which state the Union Government will launch Rhino Protection
Force to protect animal from poaching?
A) Sikkim
B) Odisha
C) Assam
D) Arunachal Pradesh
Answer & Explanation: Union Government will launch Rhino Protection Force
in Assam.
Question: According to Forbes highest paid TV actresses list, who has been
declared the highest paid actress on television?
A) Amy Acker
B) Kristen Alderson
C) Sofia Vergara
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D) Tara Lynne Barr


Answer & Explanation: Sofia Vergara has been declared the highest paid
actress on television.
Question: Who won the mixed doubles title of U.S. Open 2014?
A) Max Mirnyi and Andrea Hlavackova
B) Bruno Soares and Ekaterina Makarova
C) Andrea Hlavackova and Saniz Mirza
D) Saniz Mirza and Bruno Soares
Answer & Explanation: Saniz Mirza and Bruno Soares won the mixed doubles
title of U.S. Open 2014.
Question: Which public sector bank launched two savings bank accounts Pehli
Uddan and Pehla Kadam for minors those who below 18 years?
A) State Bank of India
B) Union Bank of India
C) Bank of Baroda
D) Indian Bank
Answer & Explanation: State Bank of India launched two savings bank
accounts Pehli Uddan and Pehla Kadam.
Question: With which country India concluded a joint military exercise Surya
Kiran-VII at Pithoragarh?
A) Singapore
B) France
C) Nepal
D) Russia
Answer & Explanation: concluded a joint military exercise Surya Kiran-VII at
Pithoragarh with Nepal.
Question: Who won the gold medal at the IWF World Masters Weightlifting
Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark?
A) Jai Singh Rana
B) Sudhakar Jayant
C) Pradeep Rajawat
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D) V.K. Ohja
Answer & Explanation: Sudhakar Jayant won the gold medal at the IWF World
Masters Weightlifting Championships.
Question: Who took over charge as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD)
of National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC)?
A) Sourav Kothari
B) Siddarth Parikh
C) Dhvaj Haria
D) Ravindra Nath
Answer & Explanation: Ravindra Nath took over charge as the Chairman and
Managing Director (CMD) of National Small Industries Corporation Limited
(NSIC).
Question: Who was appointed as first women Chairperson of Indian Institute of
Advanced Study (IIAS)?
A) Chanda Kochhar
B) Rupesh Arti
C) Chandrakala Padia
D) Sushma Singh
Answer & Explanation: Chandrakala Padia was appointed as first women
chairperson of Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS).
Question: Indias first National Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Resistance Survey
launched by Health Minister Harsh Vardhan in which city of India?
A) Delhi
B) Hyderabad
C) Mumbai
D) Bangalore
Answer & Explanation: Indias first National Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Resistance
Survey launched by Health Minister Harsh Vardhan in Delhi.
Question: Kie Nishikori is a professional tennis player of which country?
A) Serbia
B) Japan
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C) India
D) China
Answer & Explanation: Kie Nishikori is a professional tennis player from
Japan.
Question: What is the name of Foreign Minister of Germany, who visited India?
A) Laurent Fabius
B) John Kerry
C) Radoslaw Sikorski
D) Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Answer & Explanation: Frank-Walter Steinmeier is the Foreign Minister of
Germany.
Question: Who has been elected as the new president of the International
Council for Science (ICSU)?
A) Praveen Sarthi
B) Daya Reddy
C) Prakash Singh
D) Sanjeev Kumar
Answer & Explanation: Daya Reddy has been elected as the new president of
the International Council for Science (ICSU).
Question: According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), what is the rank of
India in the terms of the effective regulation of the stock exchanges?
A) 34th
B) 27th
C) 49th
D) 62nd
Answer & Explanation: 62nd is the India rank of India.
Question: Who won the womens singles of US Open 2014?
A) Caroline Wozniacki
B) Li Na
C) Serena Williams
D) Petra Kvitova
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Answer & Explanation: Serena Williams won the womens singles of US Open
2014.
Question: Who won the Italian Grand Prix 2014?
A) Lewis Hamilton
B) Fernando Alonso
C) Daniel Ricciardo
D) Nico Rosberg
Answer & Explanation: Lewis Hamilton won the Italian Grand Prix 2014.
Question: Who won the mens singles title of U.S. Open 2014?
A) Dovak Djokovic
B) Roger Federer
C) Marin Cilic
D) Stanislas Wawrinka
Answer & Explanation: Marin Cilic won the mens singles title of U.S. Open
2014.
Question: Marin Cilic won the mens singles title of U.S. Open 2014 against
whom?
A) Roger Federer
B) Stanislas Wawrinka
C) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
D) Kei Nishikori
Answer & Explanation: Marin Cilic won the mens singles title of U.S. Open
2014 against Kei Nishikori.
Question: Who has been honoured with China Book Award?
A) Amit Sarthi
B) Ajit Devol
C) Priyadarsi Mukherji
D) Avinash Gupta
Answer & Explanation: Priyadarsi Mukherji has been honoured with China
Book Award.
Question: Who is the author of the book The Lives of Others?
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A) TV Paul
B) Neel Mukhrjee
C) Edward Klein
D) Kiran Desai
Answer & Explanation: Neel Mukhrjee is the author of the book The Lives of
Others.
Question: What is the name of Pakistan cricketer, who has been suspended
from international cricket for an illegal action by ICC?
A) Saeed Ajmal
B) Abdul Razzaq
C) Umar Gul
D) Shoaib Malik
Answer & Explanation: Saeed Ajmal has been suspended from international
cricket for an illegal action.
Question: What is the name of Indian womens doubles badminton player, who
has pulled out from the prestigious Asian Games 2014?
A) P.V. Sindhu
B) Ashwini Ponnappa
C) Jwala Gutta
D) Aparna Popat
Answer & Explanation: Jwala Gutta has pulled out from the prestigious Asian
Games 2014.
Question: Which Indian movie won the Lion of the Future Luigi De Laurentiis
award for a Debut Feature at the 71st Venice Film Festival?
A) Ship of Theseus
B) Court
C) Rangbhoomi
D) Road
Answer & Explanation: Court won the Lion of the Future Luigi De Laurentiis
award for a Debut Feature at the 71st Venice Film Festival.
Question: Bharti Airtel announced an agreement with which company to put
3500 towers in 6 African nations?
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A) Safaricom
B) Orascom Telecom
C) Marco Telecom
D) Eaton Towers
Answer & Explanation: Bharti Airtel announced an agreement with Eaton
Towers.
Question: Who won the 2014 Midori Prize in Biodiversity?
A) Kamal Bawa
B) Anand Gandhi
C) Hansal Mehta
D) Subhash Kapoor
Answer & Explanation: Kamal Bawa won the 2014 Midori Prize in Biodiversity.
Question: Who presented the Saakshar Bharat Awards 2014 at the International
Literacy Day Celebrations?
A) Sushma Swaraj
B) Smriti Irani
C) Pranab Mukhrjee
D) Narendra Modi
Answer & Explanation: Pranab Mukhrjee presented the Saakshar Bharat
Awards 2014.
Question: Who will be honoured for Outstanding Achievement at the South
Asian Film Festival?
A) Shahrukh Khan
B) Irfan Khan
C) Nawazuddin Siddiqui
D) Javed Akhtar
Answer & Explanation: Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be honoured for Outstanding
Achievement at the South Asian Film Festival.
Question: With which company Tata Motors has joined hands to launch
advanced telematics and fleet management services in the Indian market?
A) Microlise
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B) David Brown Automotive


C) Ariel
D) Bristol
Answer & Explanation: Tata Motors has joined hands with Microlise to launch
advanced telematics and fleet management services in the Indian market.
Question: What was the name of Hollywood actor, best known for playing the
villain in James Bond with the teeth of steel, who has died at the age of 74?
A) Alain Poher
B) Jacques Chirac
C) Francois Mitterrand
D) Richard Kiel
Answer & Explanation: Richard Kiel.
Question: Which bank has announced its Cardless Cash Withdrawal service
allows its customer to transfer money from their account to anyone in India with a
mobile number?
A) HDFC Bank
B) ICICI Bank
C) Axis Bank
D) SBI Bank
Answer & Explanation: ICICI Bank has announced its Cardless Cash
Withdrawal service.
Question: What is the range of indigenously built nuclear capable Agni-I missile?
A) 300 km
B) 700 km
C) 1000 km
D) 500 km
Answer & Explanation: Agni-I missile range is 700 km.
Question: Who will be sworn-in as the new governor of Meghalaya?
A) M.K. Narayan
B) Kalayan Singh
C) Krishan Kant Paul
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D) Om Prakash Kohli
Answer & Explanation: Krishan Kant Paul will be sworn-in as the new governor
of Meghalaya.
Question: Who has appointed as its new Chairman of Barclays Bank?
A) John McFarlane
B) Matthew McConaughey
C) Steve McQueen
D) Laurent Fabius
Answer & Explanation: John McFarlane has been appointed as its new
Chairman of Barclays Bank.
Question: Who has been appointed as the new CEO and MD of Tata
Technologies Ltd?
A) G.L. Peiris
B) Warren Harris
C) Joachim Guack
D) William Hague
Answer & Explanation: Warren Harris has been appointed as the new CEO and
MD of Tata Technologies Ltd.
Question: What was the name of freedom fighter and veteran journalist who
died at the age of 101?
A) Somesh Chatterjee
B) Arjun Gandhi
C) Sanjeev Singh
D) Jitendra Chandra Paul
Answer & Explanation: Jitendra Chandra Paul freedom fighter and veteran
journalist died at the age of 101.
Question: With which country India signed a memorandum of Understanding
(MoU) for enhanced cooperation in the fields of traditional medicine like
Ayurveda and Unani?
A) Bangladesh
B) Sri Lanka
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C) Bhutan
D) China
Answer & Explanation: India signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
with Bangladesh.
Question: Who clinched the maiden title of his career after winning the
Indonesia Masters Grand Prix Gold 2014?
A) Jairam Reddy
B) Anil Ghosal
C) H.S. Prannoy
D) Suraj Chaddha
Answer & Explanation: H.S. Prannoy clinched the Indonesia Masters Grand
Prix Gold 2014.
Question: Which public sector bank of India has celebrated 150 years of its
operations in Sri Lanka?
A) State Bank of India
B) Central Bank of India
C) Bank of India
D) Allahabad Bank
Answer & Explanation: State Bank of India has celebrated 150 years of its
operations in Sri Lanka.
Question: Who has been appointed as Chairman of the Advertising Standards
Council of India (ASCI)?
A) Sanjeev Singla
B) Narendra Ambwani
C) Nirpendra Mishra
D) Ajit Devol
Answer & Explanation: Narendra Ambwani has been appointed as Chairman of
the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI).
Question: First electric FIA Formula E Championship was held in _____?
A) China
B) Japan
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C) US
D) India
Answer & Explanation: First electric FIA Formula E Championship was held in
China.
Question: Name the US firm with whom Indias fourth largest drug maker Lupin
Ltd has tied up to enter into US market?
A) Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incs
B) Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Incs
C) Salix Pharmaceuticals Incs
D) Astellas Pharmaceuticals Incs
Answer & Explanation: Lupin Ltd has tied up with Salix Pharmaceuticals Incs.
Question: Name the US firm with whom Indias fourth largest drug maker Lupin
Ltd has tied up to enter into US market?
A) Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incs
B) Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Incs
C) Salix Pharmaceuticals Incs
D) Astellas Pharmaceuticals Incs
Answer & Explanation: Lupin Ltd has tied up with Salix Pharmaceuticals Incs.
Question: Who was sworn in as acting governor of Manipur?
A) M.K. Narayan
B) Ram Das
C) KK Paul
D) P.B. Acharya
Answer & Explanation: KK Paul was sworn-in as acting governor of Manipur.
Question: Which bank has launched a system of sending the personal
identification number (PIN) for debit card holders through SMS instead of the
usual dispatch by post?
A) Axis
B) HDFC
C) SBI
D) ICICI
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Answer & Explanation: HDFC bank has launched this system.


Question: Who won the WTA Hong Kong Open title by defeating Karolina
Pliskova in the final?
A) Li Na
B) Serena Williams
C) Marion Bartoli
D) Sabine Lisicki
Answer & Explanation: Sabine Lisicki won the WTA Hong Kong Open title.
Question: With which country India has inked seven pacts, including one to
enhance cooperation in the oil sector?
A) China
B) Japan
C) Vietnam
D) Nepal
Answer & Explanation: India has inked seven pacts, including one to enhance
cooperation in the oil sector with Vietnam.
Question: Who has been appointed the head of an expert panel to recommend
best technologies for Prime Minister Narendra Modi Swachh Bharat national
sanitation campaign?
A) M. Bezbaruah
B) R.A. Mashelkar
C) Arvind Mayaram
D) S.S. Bhullar
Answer & Explanation: R.A. Mashelkar has been appointed head of the panel.
Question: Who has been appointed the head of an expert panel to recommend
best technologies for Prime Minister Narendra Modi Swachh Bharat national
sanitation campaign?
A) M. Bezbaruah
B) R.A. Mashelkar
C) Arvind Mayaram
D) S.S. Bhullar
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Answer & Explanation: R.A. Mashelkar has been appointed head of the panel.
Question: G-20 Labour and Employment Ministerial meet 2014 was held in
____?
A) India
B) Australia
C) England
D) Russia
Answer & Explanation: G-20 Labour and Employment Ministerial meet 2014
was held in Australia.
Question: Hero MotoCorp Limited has entered into an agreement with the
Andhra Pradesh Government for setting up a greenfield two-wheeler
manufacturing plant in which district?
A) Warangal
B) Hyderabad
C) Chittoor
D) Kurnool
Answer & Explanation: Hero MotoCorp two-wheeler manufacturing plant is
setting up in Chittoor district.
Question: Who won the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014?
A) Serbia
B) England
C) Canada
D) USA
Answer & Explanation: USA won the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014.
Question: What was the theme of International Ozone day 2014?
A) Protecting Ozone Protecting Earth
B) The Mission Goes On
C) Your Ozone Your Life
D) Stop Carbon Emission
Answer & Explanation: The Mission Goes On
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Question: FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014 was held in _____?


A) Spain
B) Poland
C) USA
D) Serbia
Answer & Explanation: FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014 was held in Spain.
Question: FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014 was held in _____?
A) Spain
B) Poland
C) USA
D) Serbia
Answer & Explanation: FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014 was held in Spain.
Question: NTPC has agreed to set up a 4,000 MW thermal power project and a
1,000 MW solar project in which state of India?
A) Maharashtra
B) Andhra Pradesh
C) Rajasthan
D) Madhya Pradesh
Answer & Explanation: NTPC has agreed to set up a 4,000 MW thermal power
project and a 1,000 MW solar project in Andhra Pradesh.
Question: Who has been appointed as Private Secretary to Human Resource
Development Minister Smriti Irani?
A) Nirpendra Mishra
B) Sushma Singh
C) Rajiv Topno
D) Binita Thakur
Answer & Explanation: Binita Thakur has been appointed as Private
Secretary to Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani.
Question: According to the Wealth-X and USB Billionaire Census 2014, India
has been placed at which position in the top 10 league?
A) 2nd
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B) 7th
C) 6th
D) 4th
Answer & Explanation: India has been placed at 6th position.
Question: Who has been named a United Nations Messenger of Peace?
A) Leonardo DiCaprio
B) Sachin Tendulkar
C) Shahrukh Khan
D) Emma Watson
Answer & Explanation: Leonardo DiCaprio has been named a United Nations
Messenger of Peace.
Question: Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced $63.3 million loan to
improve urban municipal services in which state of India?
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Bihar
C) Karnataka
D) Maharashtra
Answer & Explanation: ADB has announced $63.3 million loan to improve
urban municipal services in Karnataka.
Question: Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced $63.3 million loan to
improve urban municipal services in which state of India?
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Bihar
C) Karnataka
D) Maharashtra
Answer & Explanation: ADB has announced $63.3 million loan to improve
urban municipal services in Karnataka.
Question: What is the name of the autobiography of bollywood actor
Naseeruddin Shah?
A) Test of My Life
B) Born to Act
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C) And then One Day: A Memoir


D) One life is not enough
Answer & Explanation: And then One Day: A Memoir is an autobiography of
Naseeruddin Shah.
Question: Who has been appointed as the new Chairperson of the National
Commission for women?
A) Maneka Gandhi
B) Sushma Singh
C) Mamta Sharma
D) Lalita Kumar Mangalam
Answer & Explanation: Lalita Kumar Mangalam has been appointed as the new
Chairperson of the National Commission for women.
Question: Which state government launched Short Messaging Service (SMS)
based e-gatiman service for transporter?
A) Karnataka
B) Himachal Pradesh
C) Gujarat
D) Madhya Pradesh
Answer & Explanation: Madhya Pradesh government launched Short
Messaging Service (SMS) based e-gatiman service for transporter.
Question: Who has been appointed as the Chairman of Quality Control Council
of India (QCI).
A) KK Paul
B) Adil Zainulbhai
C) K. Rosaiah
D) Shishir Gupta
Answer & Explanation: Adil Zainulbhai has been appointed as the Chairman of
Quality Control Council of India.
Question: Which state government has approved Rs. 1,200 crore IT investment
project sponsored by Taurus India?
A) Tamil Nadu
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B) Rajasthan
C) Kerala
D) Gujarat
Answer & Explanation: Kerala government has approved Rs. 1,200 crore IT
investment project sponsored by Taurus India
Question: Which state government has approved Rs. 1,200 crore IT investment
project sponsored by Taurus India?
A) Tamil Nadu
B) Rajasthan
C) Kerala
D) Gujarat
Answer & Explanation: Kerala government has approved Rs. 1,200 crore IT
investment project sponsored by Taurus India
Question: What was the name of renowned Mandolin maestro who died at the
age of 45 in Chennai?
A) Ravi Shankar Prasad
B) Uppalapu Srinivas
C) Janssen palak
D) Bhimsen Joshi
Answer & Explanation: Renowned Mandolin maestro Uppalapu Srinivas died
at the age of 45 in Chennai.
Question: 17th edition of Asian Games has started at ____?
A) Seoul
B) Nonsan
C) Gwangju
D) Incheon
Answer & Explanation: 17th edition of Asian Games has started at Incheon.
Question: Who has been nominated by United States President Barack Obama
to be new US ambassador to India?
A) Medha Roopam
B) Richard Rahul Verma
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C) Sameer Gahlot
D) John Kerry
Answer & Explanation: Richard Rahul Verma has been nominated, US
ambassador to India.
Question: Which University recently started an academic session after a gap of
800 years?
A) Nalanda University
B) Montpelier University
C) Bologna University
D) Al-Karaouine University
Answer & Explanation: Nalanda University recently started an academic
session after a gap of 800 years.
Question: Name the place which become the permanent venue for the
International Film Festival of India (IFFI)?
A) Karnataka
B) Maharashtra
C) Gujarat
D) Goa
Answer & Explanation: Goa became the permanent venue for the International
Film Festival of India (IFFI).
Question: Name the place which become the permanent venue for the
International Film Festival of India (IFFI)?
A) Karnataka
B) Maharashtra
C) Gujarat
D) Goa
Answer & Explanation: Goa became the permanent venue for the International
Film Festival of India (IFFI).
Question: Who has won the first medal for India in Incheon, South Korea at the
17th Asians Games 2014?
A) Sukhen Day
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B) Santoshi Matsa
C) Shewta Chaudhry
D) Punam Yadav
Answer & Explanation: Shewta Chaudhry has won the first medal for India.
Question: Who has won the PM election in New Zealand?
A) John Key
B) Richard Attenborough
C) Lauren Bacall
D) Robin Williams
Answer & Explanation: John Key has won the PM election in New Zealand.
Question: Who has been appointed as the new Managing Director (MD) of
Sportswear retailer Puma India Pvt. Ltd?
A) Lalita Sehrawat
B) Amit Kumar
C) Rajeev Tomar
D) Abhishek Ganguly
Answer & Explanation: Abhishek Ganguly has been appointed as the new
Managing Director (MD) of Sportswear retailer Puma India Pvt. Ltd.
Question: Who became the Indias flag bearer at 17th Asian Games opening
ceremony?
A) Yogeshwar Dutt
B) Sardar Singh
C) Sushil Kumar
D) Vijay Kumar
Answer & Explanation: Sardar Singh became the Indias flag bearer at 17th
Asian Games opening ceremony.
Question: Who has bagged the first gold medal for India in Incheon, South
Korea at the 17th Asian Games 2014?
A) Jitu Rai
B) Pinki Rani
C) Abhinav Bindra
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D) Sanjita Chanu
Answer & Explanation: Jitu Rai has bagged the first gold medal for India.
Question: How much amount Union government has sanctioned for a period of
10 years to develop the Nalanda University?
A) Rs. 3120 cr
B) Rs. 2717 cr
C) Rs. 2129 cr
D) Rs. 2000 cr
Answer & Explanation: Union government has sanctioned 2717 crore rupee for
a period of 10 years to develop the Nalanda University
Question: Who has been named Young leader of tomorrow by Time
magazine?
A) Alok Shetty
B) Chanchal Rana
C) Pawan Kumar
D) Somesh Jaiswal
Answer & Explanation: Alok Shetty has been named Young leader of
tomorrow by Time magazine.
Question: Who won the Singapore Grand Prix 2014?
A) Nico Rosberg
B) Daniel Ricciardo
C) Lewis Hamilton
D) Sebastian Vettel
Answer & Explanation: Lewis Hamilton won the Singapore Grand Prix 2014.
Question: Samaresh Jung is associated with which game?
A) Judo
B) Shooting
C) Weightlifting
D) Snooker
Answer & Explanation: Samaresh Jung is associated with Shooting.
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Question: Who won the womens doubles title of WTA Toray Open tournament?
A) Sania Mirza and Cara Black
B) Kveta Peschke and Flavia Pennetta
C) Elena Veshina and Timea Babos
D) Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci
Answer & Explanation: Sania Mirza and Cara Black won the womens doubles
title of WTA Toray Open tournament.
Question: Who won the womens doubles title of WTA Toray Open tournament?
A) Sania Mirza and Cara Black
B) Kveta Peschke and Flavia Pennetta
C) Elena Veshina and Timea Babos
D) Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci
Answer & Explanation: Sania Mirza and Cara Black won the womens doubles
title of WTA Toray Open tournament.
Question: Indians shooter Rahi Sarnobat won bronze medal at Asian Games
2014 in which event?
A) 10m pistol
B) 50m pistol
C) 100m riffle
D) 25m pistol
Answer & Explanation: Rahi Sarnobat won bronze in 25m pistol.
Question: Which company initial public offering (IPO) now ranks as the worlds
biggest in history at $25 billion?
A) Microsoft
B) Alibaba Group
C) JP Morgan
D) TCS
Answer & Explanation: Alibaba Group IPO now ranks as the worlds biggest in
history at $25 billion.
Question: Who has appointed as the head of the Pakistan powerful intelligence
agency (ISI)?
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A) Bashar al-Assad
B) Abdul Al - Thani
C) Rizwan Akhtar
D) Adille Sumariwala
Answer & Explanation: Rizwan Akhtar has been appointed as the head of the
Pakistan powerful intelligence agency (ISI).
Question: Dipika Pallikal is associated with which sports?
A) Squash
B) Badminton
C) Table Tennis
D) Shooting
Answer & Explanation: Dipika Pallikal is associated with Squash.
Question: Who is the President of Yemen?
A) Haider al-Abadi
B) Joko Widodo
C) Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi
D) Mustafa Kamal
Answer & Explanation: Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi is the President of Yemen.
Question: Who is the President of Yemen?
A) Haider al-Abadi
B) Joko Widodo
C) Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi
D) Mustafa Kamal
Answer & Explanation: Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi is the President of Yemen.
Question: Which state government has announced to open Nirbhaya Centers in
all districts of state?
A) Haryana
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Bihar
D) Madhya Pradesh
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Answer & Explanation: Uttar Pradesh government has announced to open


Nirbhaya Centers in all districts of state.
Question: Which movie has been selected as Indias official entry to the
upcoming Oscars (2015) awards in the best foreign film category?
A) Chidiya Udd
B) Rangbhoomi
C) Road of God
D) Liars Dice
Answer & Explanation: Liars Dice has been selected as Indias official entry
to the upcoming Oscars (2015) awards in the best foreign film category.
Question: Which company acquired Bangalore-based start up firm BookPad Inc
for over 8 million US dollars?
A) JP Morgan
B) Yahoo! Inc
C) Infosys
D) TCS
Answer & Explanation: Yahoo! Inc acquired Bangalore-based start up firm
BookPad Inc for over 8 million US dollars.
Question: Who will be the next Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive
Officer (CEO) of South Indian Bank Ltd?
A) S.S. Mundra
B) Arun Kaul
C) V.G. Mathew
D) Arun Tiwari
Answer & Explanation: V.G. Mathew will be the next Managing Director (MD)
and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of South Indian Bank Ltd.
Question: Who is the director of movie Liars Dice?
A) Kamal Swaroop
B) Bharati Achrekar
C) Debina Bonnerjee
D) Geetu Mohandas
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Answer & Explanation: Geetu Mohandas is the director of movie Liars Dice.
Question: Who is the director of movie Liars Dice?
A) Kamal Swaroop
B) Bharati Achrekar
C) Debina Bonnerjee
D) Geetu Mohandas
Answer & Explanation: Geetu Mohandas is the director of movie Liars Dice.
Question: IKEA will open its first retail store in which city of India?
A) Hyderabad
B) Mumbai
C) Bangalore
D) Chennai
Answer & Explanation: IKEA will open its first retail store in Hyderabad.
Question: Which private bank has launched a savings account for minors above
10 years?
A) ICICI
B) Dhanlaxmi
C) HDFC
D) Axis
Answer & Explanation: ICICI has launched a savings account for minors above
10 years.
Question: UN Climate Change Summit 2014 was held in _____?
A) Moscow
B) Paris
C) New Delhi
D) New York
Answer & Explanation: UN Climate Change Summit 2014 was held in New
York.
Question: Who was appointed as
Commission on Multilateralism (ICM)?
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A) B. Ashok
B) Hardeep Singh Puri
C) Sanjeev Kumar Singla
D) Shankar Aggarwal
Answer & Explanation: Hardeep Singh Puri was appointed as Secretary
General of Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM).
Question: World Cricket League, WCL Division 3 will be held in ______?
A) Malaysia
B) Bangladesh
C) India
D) Saudi Arabia
Answer & Explanation: World Cricket League, WCL Division 3 will be held in
Malaysia.
Question: World Cricket League, WCL Division 3 will be held in ______?
A) Malaysia
B) Bangladesh
C) India
D) Saudi Arabia
Answer & Explanation: World Cricket League, WCL Division 3 will be held in
Malaysia.
Question: Who was selected for the JC Daniel Award for lifetime achievement
for the year 2013?
A) Vasudevan Nair
B) Manjulatha Kalanidhi
C) Abhishek Verma
D) U. Mumba
Answer & Explanation: Vasudevan Nair was selected for the JC Daniel Award
for lifetime achievement for the year 2013.
Question: The 3rd meeting of SAARC Ministers of Culture was held in _____?
A) Kathmandu
B) Colombo
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C) New Delhi
D) Bhutan
Answer & Explanation: New Delhi
Question: Who has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award at a
ceremony in the House of Lords in London?
A) Sourabh Gangualy
B) Kapil Dev
C) Sunil Gavaskar
D) Sachin Tendulkar
Answer & Explanation: Kapil Dev has been honoured with a Lifetime
Achievement award at a ceremony in the House of Lords in London.
Question: Who was selected as Bradman Honouree 2014?
A) Sachin Tendulkar
B) Jai Surya
C) Shane Warane
D) Wasim Akram
Answer & Explanation: Sachin Tendulkar was selected as Bradman Honouree
2014.
Question: Who have been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in
Business at a ceremony in the House of Lords?
A) Adani Group
B) Tata Group
C) Reliance Group
D) Hinduja Group
Answer & Explanation: Hinduja Group has been honored with a Lifetime
Achievement Award in Business at a ceremony in the House of Lords.
Question: Who has been appointed as the director of India cricket team till 2015
ICC World Cup?
A) Ravi Shastri
B) Saurabh Ganguly
C) Kapil Dev
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D) Sunil Gavaskar
Answer & Explanation: Ravi Shastri has been appointed as the director of India
cricket team till 2015 ICC World Cup.
Question: Which country successfully test-fired short range surface-to-surface
missile Hatf IX that has range of 60 km?
A) China
B) Sri Lanka
C) Pakistan
D) South Korea
Answer & Explanation: Pakistan has successfully test-fired short range surfaceto-surface missile Hatf IX that has range of 60 km.
Question: How much amount union government of India has declared for Deen
Dayal Antyodaya Yojana on skill development of urban poor?
A) Rs 2000 crore
B) Rs 500 crore
C) Rs 100 crore
D) Rs 1000 crore
Answer & Explanation: Union government of India has declared Rs 500 crore
for Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana on skill development of urban poor.
Question: Which state government of India has launched Amma Cement
Scheme aiming to benefit the lower and middle classes?
A) Kerala
B) Goa
C) Tamil Nadu
D) Karnataka
Answer & Explanation: Tamil Nadu government has launched Amma Cement
Scheme aiming to benefit the lower and middle classes.
Question: Who won the Right Livelihood Award 2014?
A) Edward Snowden and Alan Rusbridger
B) Alan Rusbridger and Elena Vesnina
C) Edward Snowden and Elena Vesnina
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D) Marin Cilic and Edward Snowden


Answer & Explanation: Edward Snowden and Alan Rusbridger won the Right
Livelihood Award 2014.
Question: Who won the Right Livelihood Award 2014?
A) Edward Snowden and Alan Rusbridger
B) Alan Rusbridger and Elena Vesnina
C) Edward Snowden and Elena Vesnina
D) Marin Cilic and Edward Snowden
Answer & Explanation: Edward Snowden and Alan Rusbridger won the Right
Livelihood Award 2014.
Question: UN Climate Change Summit 2014 was held in ____?
A) New York
B) Moscow
C) Bern
D) Mumbai
Answer & Explanation: UN Climate Change Summit 2014 was held in New
York.
Question: Who was appointed as the new president of the News Broadcasting
Association (NBA) for the year 2014-15?
A) Shashi Tharoor
B) Ajit Singh
C) Rajat Sharma
D) Devendra Nath
Answer & Explanation: Rajat Sharma has been appointed as the new president
of the News Broadcasting Association (NBA) for the year 2014-15.
Question: What was the name of Chief Minister of Maharashtra, who has
resigned from the post of Chief Minister?
A) Shankar Aggrawal
B) Prithviraj Chavan
C) Margret Alva
D) Shivraj Singh Chauhan
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Answer & Explanation: Prithviraj Chavan has resigned from the post of Chief
Minister
Question: Abhishek Verma associated with which sports?
A) Wrestling
B) Archery
C) Shooting
D) Badminton
Answer & Explanation: Abhishek Verma associated with Archery.
Question: The Asian Development Bank will fund how much money to Bhutans
118 MW Nikachu hydropower project?
A) $200 million
B) $100 million
C) $50 million
D) $120 million
Answer & Explanation: The Asian Development Bank will fund $120 million to
Bhutans 118 MW Nikachu hydropower project.
Question: Who was sworn-in as the 42nd Chief Justice of India?
A) B. Krishna
B) H.L. Dattu
C) P. Sathasivam
D) R M Lodha
Answer & Explanation: H.L. Dattu was sworn-in as the 42nd Chief Justice of
India.
Question: Who became the first Indian woman to win a silver medal in 20km
race walking event in the Asian Games?
A) Abhinav Bindra
B) T.V. Paul
C) Saji Thomas
D) Khushbir Kaur
Answer & Explanation: Khushbir Kaur became the first Indian woman to win a
silver medal in 20km race walking event in the Asian Games.
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Question: Who was chosen to be the next Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu?
A) O Panneerselvam
B) Bipin Chandra
C) Joko Widodo
D) R.K. Pachauri
Answer & Explanation: O Panneerselvam was chosen to be the next Chief
Minister of Tamil Nadu.
Question: Yogeshwar Dutt associated with which sports?
A) Weightlifting
B) Shooting
C) Wrestling
D) Boxing
Answer & Explanation: Yogeshwar Dutt associated with Wrestling.
Question: What was the name of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, who was convicted
and sent to jail for four years in a corruption case?
A) Mamta Baneerji
B) Jayalalithaa
C) Sharad Pawar
D) Manjul Bhargav
Answer & Explanation: Jayalalithaa was convicted and sent to jail for four years
in a corruption case.
Question: What was the name of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, who was convicted
and sent to jail for four years in a corruption case?
A) Mamta Baneerji
B) Jayalalithaa
C) Sharad Pawar
D) Manjul Bhargav
Question: Who has been appointed as brand ambassador of Japanese
electronics company Casio for its electronic musical instruments division?
A) Sunidhi Chauhan
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B) Lata Mangeshkar
C) A.R. Rahman
D) Sonu Nigam
Answer & Explanation: A.R. Rahman has been appointed as brand
ambassador of Japanese electronics company Casio for its electronic musical
instruments division.
Question: Which telecommunications company has entered into a partnership
with IRCTC to allow online booking of railway tickets through mobile phones?
A) Idea Gateway
B) Vodafone M-Pesa
C) Docomo Payment Services
D) Airtel Money
Answer & Explanation: Vodafone M-Pesa has entered into a partnership with
IRCTC to allow online booking of railway tickets through mobile phones.
Question: Who was sworn-in as President of Afghanistan?
A) Bashar al-Assad
B) Faud Mausam
C) Haider Ali
D) Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai
Answer & Explanation: Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn-in as President of
Afghanistan.
Question: Who has been appointed as the new envoy to India from
Bangladesh?
A) Syed Muazzem Ali
B) Javed Bashir
C) Ahemd Jalani
D) Karim Khan
Answer & Explanation: Syed Muazzem Ali has been appointed as the new
envoy to India from Bangladesh.
Question: Who won the mens doubles title of ATP Malaysian Open 2014?
A) M. Matosevic and B. Tomic
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B) J. Murray and J. Peers


C) A. Begemann and J. Knowle
D) Leander Paes and Marcin Matkowski
Answer & Explanation: Leander Paes and Marcin Matkowski won the mens
doubles title of ATP Malaysian Open 2014.
Question: Who won the mens doubles title of ATP Malaysian Open 2014?
A) M. Matosevic and B. Tomic
B) J. Murray and J. Peers
C) A. Begemann and J. Knowle
D) Leander Paes and Marcin Matkowski
Answer & Explanation: Leander Paes and Marcin Matkowski won the mens
doubles title of ATP Malaysian Open 2014.
Question: Who has been appointed as an ambassador of BNP Paribas WTA
Tour Finals in Singapore?
A) Sara Errani
B) Li Na
C) Sania Mirza
D) Lender Paes
Answer & Explanation: Li Na has appointed as an ambassador of BNP Paribas
WTA Tour Finals in Singapore.
Question: Which Chinas e-commerce giant has won the approval from Chinese
authorities to establish a private bank?
A) Bain & Company
B) Amazon
C) E-bay
D) Alibaba
Answer & Explanation: Alibaba has won the approval from china authorities to
establish a private bank.
Question: Who won the 2014 Ryder Cup by defeating USA?
A) Canada
B) Australia
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C) Europe
D) China
Answer & Explanation: Europe won the 2014 Ryder Cup by defeating USA.
Question: A fourteen day-long Indo-US military exercise Yudh Abhyas 2014 has
begun in _______?
A) Rajasthan
B) Uttarakhand
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) Karnataka
Answer & Explanation: A fourteen day-long Indo-US military exercise Yudh
Abhyas 2014 has begun in Uttarakhand.
Question: According to RBI fourth bi-monthly monetary policy statement 201415, what is the Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR)?
A) 24%
B) 22.5%
C) 22%
D) 25%
Answer & Explanation: According to RBI fourth bi-monthly monetary policy
statement 2014-15, Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) is 22%.
Question: According to RBI fourth bi-monthly monetary policy statement 201415, what is the Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR)?
A) 24%
B) 22.5%
C) 22%
D) 25%
Answer & Explanation: According to RBI fourth bi-monthly monetary policy
statement 2014-15, Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) is 22%.
Question: Who has been appointed as new Central Vigilance Commissioner
(CVC)?
A) Ajit Devol
B) Sanjeev Kumar Sangala
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C) Rajiv
D) Pyush Sethi
Answer & Explanation: Rajiv has been appointed as new Central Vigilance
Commissioner (CVC).
Question: Who has bagged first ever Asian Games gold medal in boxing?
A) Mary Kom
B) Saji Thomas
C) Tinu Luka
D) Seema Punia
Answer & Explanation: Mary Kom has bagged first ever Asian Games gold
medal in boxing.
Question: Who has released the Living Planet Report 2014?
A) UNCTAD
B) WB
C) UNIDO
D) WWF
Answer & Explanation: WWF has released the Living Planet Report 2014.
Question: Who has got the ET Award 2014?
A) HCL
B) TCS
C) Infosys
D) Wipro
Answer & Explanation: TCS has got the ET Award 2014.
Question: Which country has signed Bilateral Security Agreement with US, with
an aim to allow some US troops to remain in the country till 2015?
A) Philippines
B) Iraq
C) Afghanistan
D) Iran
Answer & Explanation: Afghanistan has signed Bilateral Security Agreement
with US, with an aim to allow some US troops to remain in the country till 2015.
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Question: Indias mens hockey team won which medal in the 17th Asian
Games?
A) silver medal
B) gold medal
C) bronze medal
D) None
Answer & Explanation: Indias mens hockey team won gold medal in the 17th
Asian Games.
Question: Indias mens hockey team defeated which team in the final to win a
gold medal in Asian Games 2014?
A) South Korea
B) Japan
C) Pakistan
D) Malaysia
Answer & Explanation: Indias mens hockey team defeated Pakistan in the
final to win a gold medal in Asian Games 2014.
Question: Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India will invest Rs. 1,100 crore to set
up a two-wheeler plant in which state of India?
A) Tamil Nadu
B) Maharashtra
C) Karnataka
D) Gujarat
Answer & Explanation: Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India will invest Rs.
1,100 crore to set up a two-wheeler plant in Gujarat.
Question: International credit rating agency, Fitch forecasts India GDP is
expected to grow at ______ in 2014-15?
A) 5.6%
B) 5.4%
C) 5.7%
D) 5.5%
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Answer & Explanation: International credit rating agency, Fitch forecasts India
GDP is expected to grow at 5.6% in 2014-15.
Question: Who has launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan in New Delhi with a
cleanliness drive across India?
A) Rajnath Singh
B) L.K. Advani
C) Narendra Modi
D) Pranab Mukherjee
Answer & Explanation: Narendra Modi has launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan
in New Delhi with a cleanliness drive across India.
Question: Justin Gatlin belongs to which country?
A) Canada
B) US
C) Germany
D) Jamaica
Answer & Explanation: Justin Gatlin belongs to US.
Question: How many Indian institutes are in Times Higher Education World
Rankings, 2014?
A) 5
B) 10
C) 2
D) 6
Answer & Explanation: Only 2 Indian institutes are in Times Higher Education
World Rankings, 2014.
Question: Who is the CEO of US auto giant General Motors?
A) Mary T. Barra
B) Martha Stewart
C) Ginni Rometty
D) Angela Braly
Answer & Explanation: Mary T. Barra is the CEO of US auto giant General
Motors.
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Question: What was the name of a Noble Prize winning physicist died at the age
of 87?
A) Robert Drew
B) Robin Williams
C) Lauren Bacall
D) Martin Perl
Answer & Explanation: Martin Perl has died at the age of 87.
Question: Indias mens Kabaddi team won the gold medal in Asian Games
2014 by beating which country in the final?
A) Pakistan
B) Sout Korea
C) Iran
D) Vietnam
Answer & Explanation: Indias mens Kabaddi team won the gold medal by
beating Iran in the final.
Question: Indias mens Kabaddi team won the gold medal in Asian Games
2014 by beating which country in the final?
A) Pakistan
B) Sout Korea
C) Iran
D) Vietnam
Answer & Explanation: Indias mens Kabaddi team won the gold medal by
beating Iran in the final.
Question: Who has been named as the most valuable player (MVP) of the 17th
Asian Games?
A) Kosuke Hagino
B) Susanthika Jayasinghe
C) Mary Kom
D) Wang Yihan
Answer & Explanation: Kosuke Hagino has been named as the most valuable
player of the 17th Asian Games.
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Question: Which state became the first state of India to start Olive refinery?
A) Bihar
B) Gujarat
C) Rajasthan
D) Madhya Pradesh
Answer & Explanation: Rajasthan became the first state of India to start Olive
refinery.
Question: Which country Cabinet has given its approval for fighter jets to join the
US-led military action against Islamic State militants targets in Iraq?
A) China
B) Australia
C) Russia
D) India
Answer & Explanation: Australia Cabinet has given its approval for fighter jets
to join the US-led military action against Islamic State militants targets in Iraq.
Question: What was the official slogan of the 17th Asian Games?
A) Asian Integrity
B) For the Welfare of Asia
C) Diversity Shines Here
D) Sports Live here
Answer & Explanation: Diversity Shines Here was the official slogan of the
17th Asian Games.
Question: How many gold medals Indian won in 17th Asian Games?
A) fifteen
B) eleven
C) seven
D) nine
Answer & Explanation: Eleven gold medals Indian won in 17th Asian Games.
Question: How many gold medals Indian won in 17th Asian Games?
A) fifteen
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B) eleven
C) seven
D) nine
Answer & Explanation: Eleven gold medals Indian won in 17th Asian Games.
Question: Who has won the Japan Open title 2014?
A) Milos Raonic
B) T. Berdych
C) Kie Nishikori
D) Rafael Nadal
Answer & Explanation: Kie Nishikori has won the Japan Open title 2014.
Question: Who has been honoured with Global Diversity Award 2014 by British
parliament?
A) Sachin Tendulkar
B) Narendra Modi
C) Shahrukh Khan
D) Ratan Tata
Answer & Explanation: Shahrukh Khan has been honoured with Global
Diversity Award 2014 by British parliament.
Question: Who has won the womens singles title of tennis China Open, 2014?
A) Maria Sharapova
B) A. Ivanovic
C) Serena Williams
D) Petra Kvitova
Answer & Explanation: Maria Sharapova has won the womens singles title of
tennis China Open, 2014.
Question: Who has been nominated for the US top National Medal of Science
award?
A) Rajkumar Rao
B) Alok Shetty
C) Thomas Kailath
D) B Muthuraman
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Answer & Explanation: Thomas Kailath has been nominated for the US top
National Medal of Science award.
Question: Who has won the Japanese Grand Prix, 2014?
A) Nico Rosberg
B) Sebastian Vettel
C) Lewis Hamilton
D) Daniel Ricciardo
Answer & Explanation: Lewis Hamilton has won the Japanese Grand Prix,
2014.
Question: Who has won the Japanese Grand Prix, 2014?
A) Nico Rosberg
B) Sebastian Vettel
C) Lewis Hamilton
D) Daniel Ricciardo
Answer & Explanation: Lewis Hamilton has won the Japanese Grand Prix,
2014.

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Points to Remember March - April 2014


Kathy Cross: Kathy Cross became the first woman to be appointed in an ICC
umpires panel as an Associate and Affiliate panel of International umpires.
India-Fiji: India and Fiji signed DTAA for avoidance of double taxation and
prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Indias first Mono rail inaugurated recently: Indias first monorail service was
inaugurated by the Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj chavan in Mumbai.
Tea Production in India: ITA announced that tea Indias production has gone up
by 6.5 percent in 2013 as production rose to 1200 million Kg against 1126 million
kg in 2012.
Ranji Trophy 2014 Winner: Karnataka defeated Maharashtra by seven wickets
to win Ranji Trophy 2014 at Hyderabad.
Harish Rawat: Harish Rawat was in news as he has been appointed as the 8th
Chief Minister of Uttarakhand recently.
Justice Askhok Kumar Mathur: Justice Askhok Kumar Mathur has been
appointed as the Chairman of the 7th Pay Commission that will submit report in 2
years.
Paperless Public Library: First Paperless public Library of the World BiblioTech
was opened in the USA State of Texas recently.
Danish amputee first in the world to get Bionic Hand: Dennis amputee
became first person to receive bionic hand that allowed him to feel life-like
sensation from the devices artificial fingers.

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Vyas Samman: Vishwanath Tripathi has been selected for Vyas Samman for the
year 2013 for his memoir Vyomkesh Darvesh a biography of Acharya Hazari
Prasad Dwivedi.
Marco Lambertini: WWF has appointed Marco Lambertini as Director-General
of the WWF International.
ICC New Chairman: Srinivasan was elected as the new Chairman of ICC for a
period of 2 years. He will succeed Alan Raymond Isaac.
Sushil Koirala: Sushil Koirala was elected as the next Prime Minister of Nepal
recently by the Nepal,s Parliament.
N Ramachandran: N Ramachandran was elected President of Indian Olympic
Association (IOA) recently.
Sikkim: Sikkim became the first State in India to achieve 100 percent sanitation
coverage under the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyaan Scheme.
R.K.Tiwari: R.K.Tiwari was appointed new chairman of Central Board of Direct
Taxes (CBDT) recently.
Kumar Sangakkara: Kumar Sangakkara, the cricketer of Sri Lankan national
team became the second person in the history of Cricket to score a triple century
and a century in the same test match. By performing the rare record, he joined
Graham Gooch, the former skipper of England team.
He achieved this reach by scoring 319 runs in the first inning of the match and
105 runs in the second innings. He achieved this record, while playing in the
second test match against Bangladesh recently.

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Jatinder Bir Singh: Jatinder Bir Singh was appointed Chairman and Managing
Director of Punjab and Sind Bank (PSB) recently.
58th Bocskai International Tournament: Indian boxers finished fourth at the
58th Bocskai International Tournament which concluded in Hungary recently.
Irani Trophy: Karnataka won Irani Trophy for the fifth time against the Rest of
India in Bangalore, recently.
International Gandhi Award for the year 2013: Vijaykumar Vinayak Dongre
and Guocheng Zhang received International Gandhi Award for the year 2013 by
President of India.
World Bridge Championship: World Bridge Championship for Bermuda Bowl
(men) and Venice Cup (women) will be hosted by India for the first time in
October 2015.
64th Berlin International Film Festival: Marathi film, Killa directed by Avinash
Arun won the Crystal Bear for the best film at the 64th Berlin International Film
Festival.
ModiNomics: BJP leader Arun Jaitely has recently launched a book entitled
ModiNomics in New Delhi. The book has been authored by Sameer Kochhar.
Renaud Lavillenie: French Olympic champion, Renaud Lavillenie broke 21year-old world record of pole vault of Sergey Bubka at Donetsk in Ukraine.
Sikkim won National Tourism Award 2012-13: Sikkim won the National
Tourism Award 2012-13. The award was handed over by Shashi Tharoor to Bhim
Dhungel, Sikkims Tourism Minister in New Delhi, recently.

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Facebook Inc acquired WhatsApp: Social media giant Facebook Inc acquired
WhatsApp for 19 billion dollars in a cash and stock deal, recently.
IMF Predictions: IMF has projected that the economic growth for 2014-15 of
India will be 5.4% and suggested India to strengthen its inflation management
policies.
Delhi Waveriders won the 2nd edition of Hockey India League cup: Delhi
Waveriders emerged as champions of Hockey India League after defeating
Jaypee Punjab Warriors at Astroturf Hocket Stadium in Ranchi.
Matteo Renzi: Matteo Renzi was sworn as Italys Prime Minister at the
Presidential palace, recently.
Venom GT: US firm Hennesseys engineers have developed the worlds fastest
car Venom GT with a top speed of a speed of 435 km per hour.
Young Investigator Award for 2014: Madan Babu, Indian scientist won the
Protein Societys Protein Science Young Investigator Award for 2014 at
Cambridge.
New Egypt Prime Minister: Ibrahim Mahlab was sworn in as new Egypt Prime
Minister recently.
National billiard Championships: Sourav Kothari beat Alok Kumar to won the
National billiard Championships which held in Lucknow recently.

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Points to Remember April - May 2014


Subrata Roy: He is in news as he is in jail after the Supreme Court ordered the
arrest following his failure to appear before it in a case arising out of non refund
of 24000 crore rupees to investors by two of his companies.
28 February: National Science Day is celebrated on this day, to mark the
discovery of the Raman Effect by Indian physicist CV Raman.
India and Saudi Arabia signed MoU on defence cooperation: India and Saudi
Arabia signed a defence cooperation pact to take their strategic partnership
further in areas of security, recently.
Chandi Prasad Bhatt: Gandhian environmentalist and social activist, Chandi
Prasad Bhatt was selected for the Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2013.
Dubai Championships: Roger Federer defeated Tomas Berdych 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 to
win the Dubai Championships for the sixth time.
The 86th Annual Academy Oscar Awards 2014:
Important winners:
Best picture award: 12 Years A Slave of Steve McQueen.
Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyongo, 12 Years a Slave
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Best Foreign Language Film: The Great Beauty

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ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup: South Africa for the first time won the ICC
Under-19 Cricket World Cup by defeating Pakistan by at the Dubai International
Cricket Stadium, recently.
RBI Steps: RBI has extended date for exchange of pre-2005 banknotes to 1
January 2015 and advised banks to facilitate the exchange of these notes for full
value.
Forbes magazines 28th Annual World billionaires list: Bill Gates, Microsoft
Co-founder is the Worlds top richest Billionaire with worth of 76 billion dollars.
Gates is back on the top rank after four years, reclaiming the title from the
telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu of Mexico (2nd), who ranked 1 for the past four
years.
Amanico Ortega, Spanish clothing retailer is ranked 3rd for the second year in a
row followed by Warren Buffet (4).
Sheila Dikshit: Sheila Dikshit is in news as she has been appointed as the
Governor of Kerala.
Indian acid attack victim, Laxmi won International Women of Courage
Award: US honoured Laxmi, the person who started the movement to end acid
attacks in India with the prestigious International Women of Courage Award.
Lok Sabha elections to be held from 7 April 2014 in 9-phases: Election
Commission recently announced that Lok Sabha elections will be held from 7
April to 12 May 2014. Counting will be done on 16 May 2014.
BIMSTEC: Third BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical
and Economic Cooperation) Summit was held in Myanmar.
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Federation Cup Volleyball: Tamil Nadu men and Railways women won the
Federation Cup Volleyball titles by defeating services and Kerala respectively.
68th Santosh Trophy: Mizoram won the 68th Santosh Trophy for senior
National football championship by defeating Railways 3-0 at Kanchenjungha
Stadium in Siliguri, West Bengal.
Windham Campbell Literature Prize: Indian writer Pankaj Mishra on 9 March
2014 won Windham Campbell Literature Prize in non-fiction category.
Virat Kohli: Virat Kohli reclaimed the number one position in the ICC Player
Rankings for ODI Batsmen by replacing South African ODI captain AB de Villers.
Flight MH370: Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 vanished from radar screens over
South China Sea with 239 people on board on its route from Kuala Lumpur to
Beijing.
New Zealand to hold referendum on changing the National Flag: Prime
Minister of New Zealand, John Key announced the plan to hold a referendum on
changing the National Flag by 2017.
World Longest aircraft Airlander unveiled in Britain: The World Longest
aircraft has been unveiled in Britain.
Package to Bhutan: Government of India (GOI) announced to provide 4500
crore rupees Assistance Package to Bhutan for its 11th Five Year Plan.
Michelle Bachelet: Michelle Bachelet has been sworn in as the President of
Chile after winning election over her conservative rival Evelyn Matthei.

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BN Srikrishna: Financial Planning Standards Board India (FPSB) appointed


retired Justice BN Srikrishna as its Chairman. He has succeeded Dhirendra
Swarup.
IPL 2014: IPL 2014 to be held in 3 phases at UAE, Bangladesh & India.
Bangladesh will be venue if Home Ministry denies permitting to hold game during
election.
Rakesh Sethi: Rakesh Sethi is appointed as Chairman and Managing Director
(CMD) of Allahabad Bank.
Soma Mondal: Soma Mondal has been appointed as the first woman director
(commercial) of National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO)
Plastic Photo Identity Card: Nagaland and Assam are the first two states to be
issued Plastic Photo Identity Card for elections in India.
SBI Life to appeal against the order of IRDA to refund 275 crore: SBI Life
Insurance Company announced that it will appeal against the order of Insurance
Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA).
Asian Grand Prix Archery Championships: Indian archers bagged 2 gold and
silver in the team events of 1st Asian Grand Prix Archery Championships at
Bangkok.
Sachin Tendulkar: Sachin Tendulkar has voted as the Cricketer of the
Generation by a 50-member by beating Shane Warne and Jacques Kallis.
Tomas Halik: Tomas Halik, the Czech priest won the Templeton Prize for 2014.
The award was announced by the John Templeton Foundation and under the
award he will receive 1.1 million Euro.
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Points to Remember May June 2014


Indian Wells ATP Tennis Masters: Novak Djokovic won the Indian Wells ATP
Tennis Masters by defeating Roger Federer. Womens singles was won by Flavia
Pennetta.
India is the worlds largest arms importer: SIPRI in its data on international
arms transfers claimed India as largest importer of weapon systems, which is
three times more than Pakistan and China.
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2013-14: Karnataka won the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2013-14
at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Aditi Khanna: Aditi Khanna became the first women President of Indian
Journalists Association (IJA) in London in its 67-years long history.
Dr KC Chakrabarty: Deputy Governor of RBI, Dr KC Chakrabarty is in news as
he resigned from the office three months ahead of the completion of the term.
G D Birla award: Physicist Rajesh Gopakumar won the G D Birla award for
scientific research for the year 2013.
Big Hoss: Big Hoss is the World largest TV unveiled for the first time at the
Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
Govind Mishra: Govind Mishra will be given the Sarawasti honour for year 2013
for his book Dhool Paudho Par. He will be the second person to receive this
award.
4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship: RSPB won the 4th
Hockey India Senior Women National Championship (Division A) in Bhopal after
defeating defending champions Haryana by 4-0.
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AQUATM: Vandana Foundation has launched AQUATM water vending machine


in Mumbai. It will release 1 liter water at a price of 1 rupee.
Rajiv Takru: Rajiv Takru, the Financial Services Secretary has been appointed
as the new Revenue Secretary. He succeeded Sumit Bose.
Shigeru Ban, Japanese architect won the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2014:
Japanese architect Shigeru Ban won the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2014.
3rd South Asian Handball Championship: India defeated Pakistan in the final
to win the 3rd South Asian Handball Championship title at Genesis Global School
in Noida.
West Zone won cricket's Deodhar Trophy 2014: West Zone defeated North
Zone to win the Deodhar Trophy of Cricket 2014 in Visakhapatnam by a margin
of 133 runs.
Miami Masters Crown: Novak Djokovic won his fourth Miami Masters crown by
defeating Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-3.
Manuel Valls: President Francois Hollande appointed Interior Minister Manuel
Valls as next prime minister of France.
Nancy Powell: US Ambassador to India, Nancy Powell is in news as she
announced her resignation. She had submitted her resignation to Barack Obama.
Dr. Sumit Chugh: An Indian- American Cardiologist, Dr. Sumit Chugh is in news
as he has been chosen for the Prestigious Simon Dack Award for Outstanding
Scholarship.
Highlights of RBI first Bi-monthly Monetary Policy statement 2014-15
announced on 1 April 2014:
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+ Kept the policy repo rate unchanged at 8.0%.


+ The repo rate and the rate at which RBI lends money to banks remained at 8
per cent.
+ Cash reserve ratio also remain unchanged at 4%.
+ The economic growth of country slipped to a decade-low of 4.5 per cent in
2012-13 and is estimated at 4.9 per cent in the current financial year 2013-14.
Recent RBI Important Steps:
+ The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) directed banks not to impose financial penalty
on the consumers in case of non-maintenance of minimum balance in their
saving accounts.
+ RBI also directed banks to limit the liability of customers in electronic banking
transactions in cases where banks fail to prove customer negligence.
+ RBI also instructed banks to allow borrowers to prepay floating rate term loans
without any penalty.
RBI approved banking licences to IDFC Ltd and Bandhan financial
services: RBI has granted in-principle approvals to IDFC Ltd and Bandhan
Financial Services Pvt Ltd to start new banks in India.
Karim Massimov: Karim Massimov is in news as he has been named as the
new Prime Minister of Kazakhstan after Serik Akhmetov resigned from the post.
Most Efficient Navratna Award: Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) recieved the
Most Efficient Navratna Award for the year 2013.

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D K Pathak: Union Government recently appointed senior IPS officer D K Pathak


as the new Director General of BSF.
R Gandhi: RBI has appointed R Gandhi as the Deputy Governor for a period of
three years. He is the successor of Anand Sinha.
NIST launched world's most accurate clock, NIST-F2: NIST has launched a
new atomic clock, named as NIST-F2 to serve the new US civilian time and
frequency, along with the current NIST-F1 standard.
Marie-Lousie Coleiro Preca: Marie-Lousie Coleiro Preca Sworn-in as President
of Malta, island state, in Valletta.
United Kingdoms 2014 Asian Award: MS Dhoni won the United Kingdoms
2014 Asian Award for outstanding achievement in Sports.
Social Progress Index (SPI): India was ranked 102 out of 132 countries on the
Social Progress Index (SPI) published by the US-based non-profit organisation
Social Progress Imperative
ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2014: Sri Lanka defeated India in the final match to
win the ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2014 at Shere Bangla stadium of Mirpur,
Dhaka.
Femina Miss India 2014: Koyal Rana won the title of fbb Femina Miss India
2014. Jhataleka Malhotra and Gail Nicole DaSilva were the 1st and 2nd runnerups respectively.
4th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2014: Punjab won the
4th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2014 (Division A) by
defeating Hokey Odisha at Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
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Womens World Twenty20 Cup 2014: Australian cricket team had won the
Womens World Twenty20 Cup 2014 cup by defeating England in the final match
in Mirpur, Dhaka.
INS Vikrant: INS Vikrant is in news recently as it was sold to IB Commercial for
60 crore. It is Indias first aircraft carrier and played an important role during 1971
Indo-Pak war.
Viktor Orban: Viktor Orban was re-elected as Prime Minister of Hungary for the
second consecutive four-year term.
Shikhar Dhawan: Shikhar Dhawan is in news as he has been named as one of
the Five Wisden Cricketers of the Year 2013. Others are Joe Root, Charlotte
Edwards, Chris Rogers, Ryan Harris and Dale Steyn.
Rajendra Mal Lodha: President of India on 11 April 2014 appointed Justice
Rajendra Mal Lodha as Next Chief Justice of India.
Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2013: The Union Ministry announced recently that
legendary poet Gulzar was selected for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2013.
Knight Grand Cross (GBE) Award: Ratan Tata recently received the Knight
Grand Cross (GBE) award by UK Government.
Justice G Rohini: Justice G Rohini appointed as the next Chief Justice of Delhi
High Court. She will be the first women Chief Justice in the Delhi High Court.
Vijay Seshadri: India-born poet Vijay Seshadri won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer
Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems entitled 3 Sections.
Seventh South Asia Judo Championships: Indian judokas won 12 medals at
the seventh South Asia Judo Championships held in Kathmandu.
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SBI launched Tab banking to facilitate opening of Saving Accounts: State


Bank of India recently launched digital banking facilities for the convenience of
SBI customers.
The 61st National Film Awards for 2013 was announced in New Delhi
recently. Here are important winners:
Best Actor Raj Kumar for Shahid in hindi and Suraj Venjaramoodu for
Perariyathavar in Malyalam
Best Actress Geetanjali Thapa for Liars Dance in Hindi
Best Direction Hansal Mehta for film Shahid
Best Film on Social Issues Gulabi Gang directed by Nishtha
Best Supporting Actor Saurabh Shukla for Jolly LLB
Best Supporting Actress Amruta Subhash for Astu in Marathi and Aida ElKashef for Ship of Theseus
Best Childrens Film Kaphal (Hindi), directed by Batul Mukhtiar
Best Child Artist Somnath Avghade for Fandy in Marathi and Sadhana for
Thanga Meengal in Tamil
Special Jury Award Yellow in Marathi directed by Mahesh Limaye and Miss
Lovely in Hindi directed by Ashim Ahuwalia
Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director Fandry in Marathi
directed by Nagraj Manjule

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Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration


Thalaimuraigal (Tamil) directed by Balu Mahindra
Best Writing on Cinema or Book of the Cinema Cinema Ga Cinema in Telugu
authored by Nandagopal and published by Praga India, Hyderabad
RK Dhowan: Admiral RK Dhowan took over as 22nd Chief of Indian Navy. He is
a successor of Admiral DK Joshi, who was the 1st Defence forces chief to resign
in India.
Abdelaziz Bouteflika: Abdelaziz Bouteflika won the Presidency for the fourth
time consecutively in Algeria.
Womens Senior Snooker Championship: Chitra Magimairaj won the World
Womens Senior Snooker Championship at Leeds, Britain by defeating Alena
Asmolava of Belarus.
41st Chief Justice of India: Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha sworn-in as the 41st
Chief Justice of India. His swearing-in ceremony was administered by the
President of India.
Goldman Environmental Prize: An Indian environmental activist, Ramesh
Agrawal won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize that is commonly
called as the Green Nobel.
NR Narayana Murthy: 2014 CIF Chanchlani Global Indian Award presented to
NR Narayana Murthy for his remarkable vision and leadership in the IT sector.

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Points to Remember June July 2014


India-made EVMs to be used in Namibias Presidential polls: Government of
Namibia purchased 3400 India-made EVMs for use in the countries Presidential
Election, scheduled in November 2014.
Worlds highest tunnel for high-speed train opened in China: Worlds highest
tunnel for high-speed train in northwest China at an altitude of 3607.4 metres
became operational.
Freedom of the press 2014: India dropped to 78 in the latest Freedom of the
press 2014.Sweden topped the list and belongs to the world's most independent
press.
Astra: Name of the first indigenously developed air-to-air missile which was
successfully test fired recently from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet over the Arabian
Sea off Goa.
Ahmet Sik: Turkish investigative journalist Ahmet Sik won the 2014 UNESCO
Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.
Juan Carlos Varela: Vice-president of Panama Juan Carlos Varela won the
presidential election.
World Snooker Championship title 2014: Mark Selby of England won World
Snooker Championship title 2014 on in Sheffield, England.
Boko Haram: Boko Haram Islamist militants group of Nigeria is in news as it has
abducted more than 200 girls from north-eastern Nigeria.

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New RBI Guidelines: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently issued the guidelines
to allow the minors of age above 10 years to independently open and operate
savings bank accounts and use other facilities like ATM and cheque books.
Gregory Bradeb Memorial Fellow of the Year Award: Indian-American
cardiologist Mitul Kadakia won the prestigious 2014 Gregory Bradeb Memorial
Fellow of the Year Award.
Archana Ramasundaram: Senior IPS Officer Archana Ramasundaram is in
news as she appointed as first Woman Additional Director of Central Bureau of
Investigation (CBI).
Ronnie O'Sullivan: Ronnie O'Sullivan was named snooker's Player of the Year
at the sport's annual awards ceremony in London recently.
Indias Fight Against Rape: Documentary film, Silent ScreamsIndias Fight
Against Rape has won three awards at 2014 New York Festivals International TV
and Film Awards.
Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal won his 27th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title at
Mutua Madrid Open final after Kei Nishikori was forced to withdraw with a back
injury.
ANC won the South African Elections for the fifth successive term: African
National congress (ANC) won the national election 2014 with 62.2 percent of
votes.
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Maria Sharapova defeated Simona Halep to win Madrid Open title: Russias
Maria Sharapova won the Mutua Madrid Open Tennis title by defeating
Romanian Simona Halep 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the finals.
Senior National Womens Football Championships: Manipur defeated
defending champions Orissa to clinch the Senior National Womens Football
Championships title at Golaghat Stadium in Assam.
Ehud Olmert: Ehud Olmert, the former Prime Minister of Israel sentenced to six
years in prison for corrupt practices in real estate projects by a Court.
Dalbir Singh Suhag: Union Government on 13 May 2014 appointed Lieutenant
General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the 28th Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
Kristin Lund: Kristin Lund of Norway became fist women in UN history to be
appointed as Force Commander in the United Nations peacekeeping operation.
Santa Maria: After 500 years, Christopher Columbus's ship the Santa Maria was
claimed to be found by archaeological investigators led by Barry Clifford.
Plastic currency notes to be launched in 2015: Governor of the Reserve Bank
of India announced that plastic currency notes will be launched in 2015 after field
trials in five cities.
Nabam Tuki: He is in news as he sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Arunachal
Pradesh in Itanagar.
2014 assembly elections of Odisha: Biju Janata Dal emerged as the largest
party by winning 117 seats.
Jitan Ram Manjhi: He is in news recently as he sowrn-in as the new Chief
Minister of Bihar.
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2014 assembly elections of Sikkim: Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) emerged


as the largest party by winning 22 seats.
Pawan Chamling: He is in news as he is sworn-in as the Chief Minister of
Sikkim for a record fifth consecutive time.
Naveen Patnaik: He is in news as he sworn-in as Chief Minister of Odisha for
fourth consecutive term.
Anandiben Patel: She is in news as she was sworn-in as the first woman Chief
Minister of Gujarat on 22 May 2014.
Malavath Poorna: 13-year and 11-month old girl, Poorna of Andhra Pradesh
became the youngest woman to climb Mount Everest, the highest peak in the
world.
TR Zeliang: He is in news as he sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Nagaland
as the successor of Neiphiu Rio on 24 May 2014.
Thomas and Uber Cup 2014: Japan won 2014 Thomas Cup badminton and
China won 2014 Uber Cup title of badminton on 24 May 2014.
Sushma Swaraj: She is in news as she became the first woman External Affairs
Minister of India on 26 May 2014.
Dalia Grybauskaite: Known as the Iron Lady of Lithuania, on 25 May 2014 won
the Presidential elections of Lithuania.
Sachin Tendulkar: He is in news as he has been appointed as the goodwill
ambassador of 35th National Games, Kerala scheduled to be held from JanuaryFebruary 2015.

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Mukul Rohatgi: He is in news as he has been appointed as the 14th AttorneyGeneral of India. He succeeds Gulam Vahanvati.
Vyas Samman 2013: Vishwanath Tripathi, eminent Hindi writer awarded the
prestigious Vyas Samman 2013.
IPL 2014: KKR won the seventh edition of Indian Premier League 2014 by
defeating KXIP by three wickets in the final played at Chinnaswamy Stadium,
Bangalore.
Chandrashekhar Rao: He is in news as he was sworn-in as the First Chief
Minister of Telengana.
Peter Mutharika: Peter Mutharika was sworn-in as President of Malawi recently.
Telangana: Telangana became the 29th State of India with Hyderabad as its
capital on 2 June 2014.
Angela Merkel topped Forbes Most Powerful Women List 2014: German
Chancellor topped Forbes annual list of Most Powerful Women 2014 in the world.
Salvador Sanchez Ceren: Former left wing rebel leader Salvador Sanchez
Ceren was sworn-in as the President of El Salvador on 1 June 2014.
Syrian President: President Bashar al-Assad of Syria won the Presidential
election for the third time for seven-year term.
Sumitra Mahajan elected as Speaker of 16th Lok Sabha: Sumitra Mahajan
was unanimously elected as Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha.
G-7 summit 2014: 40th G-7 summit 2014 was held at Justus Lipsius building,
Brussels at the Council of the European Union on 4 June 2014 5 June 2014.
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N. Chandrababu Naidu: Nara Chandrababu Naidu was sworn-in as the first


Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh after bifurcation.
Petro Poroshenko sworn-in as President of Ukraine: Petro Poroshenko was
sworn-in as the President of Ukraine in Kiev.
Kudankulam became Indias first nuclear plant to generate 1000 MW power:
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant on 8 June 2014 became Indias first nuclear
plant to generate 1000 MW power.
Rafael Nadal: Rafael Nadal (rank no. 1) of Spain won the French Open title 2014
for the ninth time on 8 June 2014. He is the first men to win five French Open
titles in a row. He won against Novak Djokovic (rank no. 2) of Yugoslavia with 36, 7-5, 6-2, and 6-4 in the final.
Kullu District: The place was in news as 24 engineering students of VJI of
Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad were drowned in Beas River in Kullu
district of Himachal Pradesh.
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi sworn-in as President of Egypt: Former army chief Abdel
Fattah el-Sisi was sworn-in as the President of Egypt in Cairo.
RBI revised KYC guidelines: Reserve Bank of India on 9 June 2014 eased the
KYC norms for opening bank account. In its notification it said that only one
documentary proof of address (either the current or permanent) can be used to
open bank account or for periodic updation.
Ranjit Kumar: Senior advocate Ranjit Kumar was on 7 June 2014 appointed as
the Solicitor General of India.

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Bharat Ratna JRD Tata Award for 2013: Somasundaram of Airports Authority
of India (AAI) on 9 June 2014 was conferred with the prestigious Bharat Ratna
JRD Tata Award for 2013 by the Aeronautical Society of India (ASI).
Reuven Ruby Rivlin elected as 10th president of Israel: Reuven Ruby Rivlin
on 10 June 2014 was elected as 10th president of Israel.
The Substance and the Shadow: Biography of Dilip Kumar, entitled The
Substance and the Shadow was released in Mumbai. The biography has been
penned by Uday Tara Nayar.
Uganda's Sam Kahamba Kutesa elected President for the 69th Session of
UNGA: Sam Kahamba Kutesa was elected as the president of United Nations
General Assembly.
Postage Stamps on the 2014 FIFA World Cup: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
released commemorative postage stamps on the 2014 FIFA World Cup that is
being played in Brazil.
Garuda V: Name of the Indo-French Air exercise concluded at Jodhpur Air Base.
The exercise saw various combat roles including Air to Air refueling.
Moortidevi Award for 2013: Malayalam writer C Radhakrishnan selected for the
prestigious Moortidevi Award for 2013 for his novel Theekkadal Katanhu
Thirumadhuram.
INS Vikramaditya: Narendra Modi dedicated Indias largest warship INS
Vikramaditya to the nation. The ship was procured from Russia.
Lord Swraj Paul: He is in news as he has been honoured with the Lifetime
Achievement Award by a UK-based business association.
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Netherlands won the 2014 edition of Womens Hockey World Cup:


Netherlands won the Womens World Cup 2014 in The Hague, Netherlands.
Juan Manuel Santos re-elected as President of Colombia: Juan Manuel
Santos was re-elected as the President of Colombia.
Australia won the 2014 edition of Mens Hockey World Cup: Australia won
the Mens hockey World Cup title 2014 for second successive time.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Bhutan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
on 15 June 2014- 16 June 2014 made his first official visit to Bhutan.
Delhi became first kerosene-free city in India: Delhi became first kerosenefree city of India. This was achieved with implementation of the Delhi: A
Kerosene-Free Scheme 2012.
Gauravi: Indias first One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC) named Gauravi was
launched in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on 16 June 2014.
India won 12 medals to finish 5th at 16th Asian Junior Athletics
Championship: India won 2 Gold, 5 Silver and 5 Bronze medals at 16th Asian
Junior Athletics Championship.
Former Captain of Bangladesh Mohammad Ashraful banned: Former
Captain of Bangladesh Mohammad Ashraful on 18 June 2014 was banned for
eight years by the disciplinary panel
World Food Prize for the year 2014: India-born Mexican plant scientist,
Sanjaya Rajaram will be honoured with the World Food Prize for the year 2014. It
was announced by the World Food Prize Foundation on 18 June 2014.

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Pen Pinter Prize: Salman Rushdie has been named as the winner of 2014 Pen
Pinter Prize for his outstanding literary output and support for freedom of
expression.
India-born Pratishtha Khanna honoured: India-born Pratishtha Khanna is
honoured Champions of Change by the White House.
FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen on 18 June 2014
bagged the FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship title in Dubai.
Jnanpith award for 2013: Kedarnath Singh, a noted Hindi poet has been
chosen for the Jnanpith award for 2013. He is the 10th Hindi writer to receive the
honour.
Fare Hike: Railways has increased the passenger fare by 14.2 percent in all
classes and freight charges by 6.5 percent.
Okavango Delta: Okavango Delta in Botswana on 22 June 2014 became the
1000th site to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site List.
Chung Hung: Chung Hung Won the election and remained as PM of South
Korea.
Legion of Honour: France on 25 June 2014 announced to honour Shahrukh
Khan with Officer of the Legion of Honour for his contribution to Cinema.
35th National Games: Indian Olympic Association announced the dates of 35th
National Games. The games will be held from 31 January to 14 February 2015 in
Kerala.

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People's Choice prize: Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik won the People's
Choice prize at the World Cup of Sand Sculpting-2014 held in the Atlantic City of
the US.
Jean-Claude Juncker: Jean-Claude Juncker on 26 June 2014 was named as
the next president of the European Commission.
Australian Open Super Series: Saina Nehwal won 750000 US dollar Australian
Open Super Series by defeating Carolina Marin of Spain in straight-game played
at Sydney.
IBSF 6-Red World snooker title: Indian cueist, Pankaj Advani won his maiden
IBSF 6-Red World snooker title at Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt by defeating Kacper
Flilpiak of Poland.
2014 Liberty Medal: Malala Yousafzai won the 2014 Liberty Medal from National
Constitution Centre in Philadelphia, the largest city in the US State of
Pennsylvania.

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Points to Remember July August 2014


Shah Rukh Khan: Shah Rukh Khan was in news as he was conferred with top
French civilian award Knight of the Legion of Honor.
Bor Wildlife Sanctuary: MoEF has approved proposal of Maharashtra
Government to notify Bor Wildlife Sanctuary as 47th Tiger Reserve of India and
sixth of the state.
Sujit Choudhry: Sujit Choudhry is in news as he became the first IndianAmerican dean of the University of California, Berkeley.
Marrakesh Treaty: India became the first country to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty
that will facilitate blind and visually impaired an access to published works.
Michelle Howard became first female four-star admiral in US Navy: US Navy
appointed Michelle Howard as its first female four-star admiral.
Ram Naresh Yadav: Ram Naresh Yadav is in news as on 2 July 2014 he was
sworn-in as the Governor of Chhattisgarh at Raj Bhawan, Raipur.
President on Twitter: President Pranab Mukherjee joined Twitter with the
handle - @RashtrapatiBhvn.
240MW Uri-II HEP: Narendra Modi inaugurated the 240MW Uri-II HEP in J&K
that can generate an estimated 1124 million units of hydel-energy annually.
MCC XI won the match played to celebrate 200 years of Lords Cricket
Ground: Sachin Tendulkar-led MCC XI won over Shane Warne-led Rest of the
World XI in a match played in honour of the Lords bi-centenary year.
Mens Wimbledon title: Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 6-7(7), 6-4, 76(4), 5-7, 6-4 to win his second Mens Wimbledon title. His first title was claimed
in 2011.

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Wimbledon women singles title: Czech left-hander Petra Kvitova won the 2014
Wimbledon women singles title by defeating Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 60.
BrahMos supersonic cruise missile: India successfully test-fired an advanced
version of the 290-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Chandipuron-Sea off Odisha coast.
Nigeria: FIFA suspended Nigeria from all international football competitions with
immediate effect.
Sim Bhullar: Sim Bhullar is in news as he became the first basketball player of
Indian origin to join the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kamorta: India's first indigenous anti-submarine
warship (ASW) Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kamorta was handed over to the Indian
Navy.
Mahela Jayawardene: Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardene announced his
retirement from Test Cricket.
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environmentalist and social activist has been awarded with the prestigious
Gandhi Peace prize for 2013.
6th BRICS Summit: BRICS nations during 6th BRICS Summit in Fortaleza
signed a deal to create a new 100 billion dollar development bank and
emergency reserve fund.
Durand Cup Football Tournament: The 127th edition of the Durand Cup
Football Tournament will be held in Goa from 28th October 2014 to 9th
November 2014.
Bashar al-Assad: Bashar al-Assadwas in news as he was sworn in as President
of Syria for third, seven-year term. He was reelected after an election that was
held in June 2014.
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Rahul Dravid: Former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid has been elected as
the 47th member of Laureus World Sports Academy panel.
India and Brazil Agreements: India and Brazil have signed three agreements
during the sixth BRICS Summit in Fortaleza, Brazil.
The three agreements signed between the two countries are
MoU on Cooperation in the Field of Environment
Agreement on Space
MoU on Cooperation in the Establishment of a consultation mechanism on
mobility and consular issues.
7th BRICS Summit: 7th BRICS Summit will be held in Russian city of Ufa in
2015. The announcement was made in Fortaleza Declaration.
B Ashok: B Ashok took charge as Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), the
Indias largest oil firm.
Om Prakash Kohli: Om Prakash Kohli was sworn in as the Governor of Gujarat.
He succeeds Kamla Beniwal who was transferred to Mizoram by the President of
India.
7th India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) summit: 7th India-Brazil-South Africa
(IBSA) summit will be held in New Delhi, India in 2015.
MH-17: Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane, MH-17, was shot down over wartorn eastern Ukraine near the Russian border on 17 July 2014.
Germany: Germany was ranked number One in the latest release of the FIFA's
world rankings released on 17 July 2014.
200 crore rupees to NABARD: The Union Finance Minister announced to
provide 200 crore rupees to NABARD for mega food parks.
British Golf Open Championship 2014: Irishman Rory McIlroy won the British
Golf Open Championship 2014 held at Royal Liverpool Golf course in Holyake.

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Nico Rosberg: Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany on 20 July 2014 won
the 2014 German Grand Prix.
45th International Physics Olympiad: The Indian Contingent won five medals
in 45th International Physics Olympiad (IPHO2014) held in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Joko Widodo: Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo won the Indonesian presidential
elections on 22 July 2014.
Ram Naik: Former Union Minister and BJP leader from Maharashtra Ram Naik
on 22 July 2014 was sworn in as 27th Governor of Uttar Pradesh in Lucknow.
Sania Mirza: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was appointment as Brand
Ambassador of Telangana on 22 July 2014.
Keshari Nath Tripathi: Keshari Nath Tripathi was sworn in as 22nd Governor of
West Bengal on 24 July 2014.
Glasgow: The place was in news as The Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014,
20th in the series, got off at the Celtic Park in Glasgow in Scotland on 23 July
2014.
Kaptan Singh Solanki: Veteran BJP leader Kaptan Singh Solanki was
appointed as the Governor of Haryana by President Pranab Mukhejee on 25 July
2014.
Vincenzo Nibali: Italian Vincenzo Nibali won 101st edition of Tour de France. He
is the first Italian in 16 years to accomplish cyclings greatest race.
28 July: World Hepatitis Day was observed on 28 July 2014. Viral Hepatitis is a
disease that annually claims about 1.4 million deaths.
29 July: International Tiger Day was observed across the world on 29 July 2014
to promote protection and expansion of the wild tiger habitats.
The Vijay Mallya Story: The Vijay Mallya Story written by K Giriprakash was
published by Penguin Books Limited in 2014.

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Fuad Masum: Kurdish politician Fuad Masum became the seventh President of
Iraq after winning most votes.
Arup Raha: Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on 30 July 2014 took
over as the Chairman of the Chief of Staff Committee (COSC).
Jacques Kallis: South African all-round cricketer Jacques Kallis has announced
retirement from all-formats of International cricket.
Dalbir Singh Suhag: Lt. General Dalbir Singh Suhag took over as Chief of Army
Staff on 31 July 2014. He succeeded General Bikram Singh.
Theodore Van Kirk: Theodore Van Kirk, last surviving crewman of the plane that
dropped atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan on 6 August 1945 during the World
War II died.
Sabine Lisicki: Sabine Lisicki of Germany created a record of fastest serve in
the womens tennis by serving at 131 miles per hour in Stanford, USA.
SS Mundra: SS Mundra took charge as fourth deputy governor of RBI. He was
appointed by the government for three years.

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Points to Remember August - September 2014


The Vasai Co-operative Urban Bank: RBI has cancelled license of The Vasai
Co-operative Urban Bank Hyderabad. The order has been made effective from
the close of business on 14 July 2014.
2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games concluded; India finished 5th with 64
medals: XX Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014 came to an end on 3 August
2014 at Hampden Park stadium. The game saw 17 sports in a competition of 11
day.
England topped the Medal Tally at 2014 Commonwealth Games: England on
the concluding day 3 August 2014 topped the medal table at 20th
Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Nepal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
concluded two day visit to Nepal on 4 August 2014.
Union Government granted Navratna Status to CONCOR: Container
Corporation of India Limited (CONCOR) accorded Navratna Status by the
Department of Public Enterprises.
Ramon Magsaysay Awards for year 2014:
The prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Awards for year 2014 was announced
recently.
The 2014 Awardees are:
Hu Shuli
Saur Marlina Manurung
Omara Khan Masoudi from Afghanistan
The Citizens Foundation from Pakistan
Wang Canfa from China
Randy Halasan for Emergent Leadership from the Philippines
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About Ramon Magsaysay Awards


The award was established in 1957. The Ramon Magsaysay Award is Asias
highest honor and is widely regarded as the regions equivalent of the Nobel
Prize. It celebrates the memory and leadership example of the third Philippine
president after whom the award is named. The award is given every year to
individuals or organizations in Asia who manifest the same selfless service that
ruled the life of the late and beloved Filipino leader.
Syndicate Bank CMD SK Jain suspended for allegedly receiving bribe:
Syndicate Bank Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) SK Jain was
suspended by Union government on 4 August 2014.
Bharatiya Mahila Bank Ltd: Bharatiya Mahila Bank Ltd bagged the Core
Banking System Initiative Award for the year 2014 at the Asian Banking and
Finance - Retail Banking Awards 2014.
Parupalli Kashyap: Parupalli Kashyapis in news as on 3 August 2014 he
became the third Indian to win Gold medal in Badminton at Commonwealth
Games.
Pran, the Creator of Chacha Chowdhury died at 75: Pran the creator of
cartoon character, Chacha died due to cancer of the intestine. He was 75.
Copley Medal 2014: The geneticist Prof Sir Alec Jeffreys, discoverer of DNA
fingerprinting, awarded with Copley Medal 2014 by Royal Society of London.
Virender Malik: International wrestling referee Virender Malik was suspended by
the Wrestling Federation of India on charges of sexual assault during 2014 CWG.
Union Cabinet raised the FDI limit in Defence sector from 26 percent to 49
percent: Union Cabinet on 6 August 2014 raised the Foreign Direct Investment
(FDI) limit in Defence sector from 26 percent to 49 percent.

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India equaled world record of maximum number of 6 ducks in a Test


innings: India equaled world record of maximum number of 6 ducks in a Test
innings. It was achieved on first day of the Manchester Test played against
England.
Kapil Dev to head Arjuna Awards Selection Committee: Former Indian
cricketer Kapil Dev Nikhanj was selected as the Chairperson of the Arjuna
Awards Selection Committee.
Former Hockey Captain Ajitpal Singh to head Dronacharya Award Selection
Committee: Three-time Olympian and former Hockey Captain Ajitpal Singh was
selected as the Chairman of the Dronacharya Award Selection Committee.
K V Chowdary: Senior IRS officer K V Chowdary appointed as new Chairman of
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).
World Elephant Day: 12 August 2014 was observed as the World Elephant Day.
Goal of the day is to create awareness about plight of African and Asian
elephants.
Miroslav Klose: Miroslav Klose of Germany announced his retirement from
international football on 11 August 2014.
Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards: President Pranab Mukherjee on 12
August 2014 conferred the Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards on Arun Jaitley,
Dr Karan Singh and Sharad Yadav. The awards were given for their invaluable
contribution in discharge of their parliamentary duties. The awards were given at
Balyogi Auditorium in Parliament Library, New Delhi.
BJP leader Arun Jaitley received the award for the year 2010
Congress Veteran Karan Singh received the award for the year 2011
JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav received the award for the year for 2012
First para-gliding World Cup: Himachal Pradesh selected to host the Indias
first para-gliding World Cup in 2015.
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UEFA Football Super Cup: Real Madrid FC won the UEFA Football Super Cup,
the first European silverware of the season by defeating Sevilla Football Club, 20 in Cardiff, Wales.
Rajni Razdan: Rajni Razdan on 16 August 2014 became the new Chairperson
of the Union Public Service Commission.
Ravi Shastri: The Board of Cricket Control India (BCCI) appointed Ravishankar
Jayadritha Shastri as the Director of Indian Cricket Team on 19 August 2014.
Adille Sumariwala: Adille Sumariwala, President of Athletics Federation of India
(AFI), was appointed as the Chef-de-Mission for Asian Games on 18 August
2014.
Pataudi Trophy test-series: England won the 5-match Pataudi Trophy testseries played against India by 3-1. England achieved the feat after defeating
India..
Clean India Campaign: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Bharti
Foundation on 18 August 2014 announce to spend 200 crore rupees for Clean
India Campaign.
Football Federation Cup: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced
on 18 August 2014 that Jammu and Kashmir will host Football Federation Cup in
August 2015
MoU with Czech Republic: India signed MoU with Czech Republic on technical
cooperation in railway sector. The MoU will be valid for a period of three years.
INS Kolkata: Prime Minister of India dedicated Indias indigenously designed
warship INS Kolkata (D63) to the nation.
Max Verstappen: Max Verstappen of Netherlands will become the youngest
Formula One (F1) driver in the F1 history when he will compete for the 2015
season.

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World Humanitarian Day: 19 August was observed as World Humanitarian Day


to recognise humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working
for humanitarian causes.
Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi: An Inside Job?: A book titled Assassination of
Rajiv Gandhi: An Inside Job? authored by Faraz Ahmad was released on 19
August 2014
Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar: World-renowned yoga guru Bellur
Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar died on 20 August 2014. He died at the age
of 96.
EMI facility on debit cards: Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of
India (ICICI) Bank on 19 August 2014 launched EMI (equated monthly
installments) facility on debit cards.
Hashim Khan: Squash Legend of Pakistan Hashim Khan died on 18 August
2014. He died due to congestive heart failure.
Kuruppassery Varkey Thomas: Prof. Kuruppassery Varkey Thomas, Senior
Congress MP of Ernakulum Constituency, Kerala was appointed as Public
Accounts Commission Chairman.
Shree Swaminarayan Mandir: Worlds first eco-temple, Shree Swaminarayan
Mandir opened in United Kingdom that feature solar panels & rainwater
harvesting system.
22nd Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana award: Muzaffar Ali, renowned
filmmaker and poet, was presented the 22nd Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana
award.
Prayuth Chan-ocha: Thailand coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha elected as the
Prime Minister of Thailand by junta-picked National Legislative Assembly (NLA).

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Ranchi-Dharmjaygarh-Sipat Transmission Line: Prime Minister inaugurated


and

dedicated

765

KV

Ranchi-Dharmjaygarh-Sipat

Transmission

Line

(Powergrid) to the nation.


Rashtritya Khel Protsahan Puraskar: Guru Hanuman Akhara, a Delhi-based
wrestling academy was chosen for the 2014 Rashtritya Khel Protsahan Puraskar
(RKPP)
T M Bhasin: T M Bhasin was elected as Chairman of Indian Banks Association
(IBA) on 20 August 2014. He will be the Chairman of IBA for 2014-15.
U R Ananthamurthy: Jnanpith awardee and renowned Kannada writer U R
Ananthamurthy died in Bangalore. He was 82.
Pradhan Mantri Krishi Seenchayi Yojana: Narendra Modi announced new
irrigation scheme, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Seenchayi Yojana to meet the irrigation
needs of all farmers across the country.
INS Kamorta: Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley commissioned Indias first
indigenously-built stealth Anti-Submarine Warfare INS Kamorta in the Indian
Navy.
Richard Attenborough: Oscar-winning British filmmaker and actor Richard
Attenborough renowned for his critically-acclaimed biopic on Mahatma Gandhi
died in London.
Katie Ledecky: Katie Ledecky set second world record at the Pan Pacific
championships, Gold Coast, Australia after shattering her own 1500-metre
freestyle record.
Ahmet Davutoglu: Turkey's ruling party AKP named Finance Minister Ahmet
Davutoglu as New Prime Minister of Turkey on 10 August 2014.
RN Ravi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Appointments Committee of the
Cabinet cleared name of RN Ravi for appointment as new chief of JIC.

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Avia Indra-2014: IAF and RFAF started its first Indo-Russia aerial exercise, Avia
Indra-2014 at Astrakhan region, near the Caspian Sea in Russia.
C.S.Verma: C.S.Verma on 26 August 2014 was elected as First President of
Indian Steel Association (ISA).
New Governors: President Pranab Mukherjee on 26 August 2014 appointed
Governors for four states. These States are Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka
and Goa. The four Governors were appointed in accordance with the Article 155
of the Constitution.

The Governors names are:


Kalyan Singh- Rajasthan Governor
Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala- Karnataka Governor
Ch. Vidyasagar Rao- Maharashtra Governor
Mridula Sinha- Goa Governor
Ice Bucket Challenge: Ice Bucket Challenge is in news as it has been started to
raise awareness and funds for ALS disease.
Tata Value Homes + Snapdeal: Tata Value Homes tied up with e-commerce
major Snapdeal on 26 August 2014 to sell houses online through the online
marketplace model.
Shah Rukh Khan: Shah Rukh Khan on 27 August 2014 became the
Ambassador of Turn Back Crime campaign of Interpol.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in on 28 August
2014 as 12th President of Turkey.
Delhi Government New Law: The Delhi Government on 28 August 2014 made
it mandatory for women riding a two-wheeler to wear helmets in Delhi NCR
region.

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Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 28 August
2014 launched Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana.
Gods of Antarctica: Delhi-based 13 year old school boy Yashwardhan Shukla
authored a novel, Gods of Antarctica.
National Sports Day: National Sports Day was celebrated on the 29 August
throughout the country.
Omari Mosque: Centuries old Omari Mosque in Jabaliya in Gaza was in news
recently due to its destruction in ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict.
Loan Agreements with World Bank: India signed Loan Agreements with World
Bank for IDA assistance Mizoram State Roads Project.
Harry Belafonte: US actor and singer Harry Belafonte was named for honorary
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Oscar Award on 29 August 2014.
Bipan Chandra: Noted historian Bipan Chandra died on 30 August 2014 at his
residence in Gurgaon after prolonged illness. He was 86.
SEBI Guidelines: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on 30
August 2014 allowed sharing of Know-your-Client details with entities regulated
by other financial sector watchdogs.
Yohann Diniz: Yohann Diniz of France broke the 50-km Walk World Record at
the European Athletics Championship held in Zurich, Switzerland.
Kabaddi League Title: Abhisek Bachchan owned Jaipur Pink Panther won the
inaugural title of the Pro Kabaddi League by defeating U Mumba 35-24 in
Mumbai.
Anita Wlodarczyk: Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland on 31 August 2014 set world
record in the womens hammer throw at the ISTAF at Berlin's Olympic stadium in
Germany.
A Nageswara Rao: A Nageswara Rao became first Indian actor to be honoured
by US post service.
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Carolina Marin: Carolina Marin on 31 August 2014 became the first Spaniard to
win World Badminton Championship.
Zimbabwe Cricket Team: Zimbabwe for the first time in 31 years defeated
Australia in the one-day match played at the Harare Sports Club.
Abdullah al-Thinni: Libyan parliament reappointed Abdullah al-Thinni as the
Prime Minister on 1 September 2014 as the government lost control over the
ministries in Tripoli which had been taken over by armed groups.
Vijay Mallya: United Bank of India on 1 September 2014 declared debt-ridden
Kingfisher Airlines and its owner Vijay Mallya as wilful defaulters.
Timeline to process loans: To expedite credit decisions, RBI asked banks to
set a timeline to process loans. However, RBI didnt set any particular time frame
for it.
Manpreet Singh: Hockey Player Manpreet Singh on 31 August 2014 named
Junior Men Player of the Year by Asian Hockey Federation.
Women directors in IIT council: Tessy Thomas and V. Ravindranath on 1
September 2014 became first Women directors in IIT council.
Raul Khajimba: The presidential midterm election of Abkhazia was held on 24
August 2014. Raul Khajimba won the presidential election.
Worlds first digital currency: Ecuador on 29 August 2014 unveiled plans to
issue worlds first digital currency. The currency will be issued by Central Bank of
Ecuador.
Norman Gordon: The world`s oldest test cricketer Norman Gordon died in
Johannesburg on 2 September 2014. He was 103. He was a former South
African international fast bowler.
Vinod Mehta: Vinod Mehta, eminent journalist and Editorial Chairman of Outlook
group, was selected for G K Reddy Memorial Award 2014.

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Health Adalat: Karnataka became the first State to launch a Health Adalat in
Gulbarga, Karnataka.
Global competitiveness: India slipped to 71st position out of 144 countries by
losing 11 places in the global competitiveness list of Geneva-based World
Economic Forum (WEF).
42nd Chief Justice of India: President Pranab Mukherjee on 3 September 2014
cleared the appointment of Justice Handyala Lakshminarayanaswamy Dattu as
the 42nd Chief Justice of India.
P Sathasivam: P Sathasivam appointed as the new Governor of Kerala. His
appointment came after President accepted resignation of Sheila Dikshit from her
office.

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Points to Remember September - October 2014


H R Khan panel: Union Finance Minister constituted H R Khan panel to assess
unclaimed deposits in the PPF accounts.
Himachal Pradesh High Court decision: Himachal Pradesh High Court banned
the centuries-old tradition of animals sacrifice in religious places in HP.
Taslima Nasreen: The controversial writer of Bangladesh Taslima Nasreen has
been granted a one-year long visa that allows her to stay in India till August
2015.
New capital of Andhra Pradesh: Andhra Pradesh CM announced that the new
capital of Andhra Pradesh would be located around Vijayawada.
V Nagarajan: V Nagarajan took over as Director (Commercial) of Indraprastha
Gas Ltd. (IGL).
INS Sumitra: India's largest naval offshore patrol vessel INS Sumitra was
commissioned into Indian Navy at Chennai Port Trust.
Justice CS Dharmadhikari Committee: Justice CS Dharmadhikari Committee
in its report submitted to Bombay High Court has asked Maharashtra
Government to enforce a complete ban on dance bars.
Urdu as second official language: Supreme Court on 4 September 2014
upheld the Uttar Pradesh government decision to use Urdu as second official
language in the State.
Sudhakar Jayant: Lt Colonel Sudhakar Jayant won the gold medal for the third
time at World Masters Weightlifting Championships.
India & Australia inked pact: India & Australia inked pact on civil nuclear
energy deal. Deal was reached after several negotiations since Canberra in 2012
lifted ban from India.

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Ravindra Nath: Ravindra Nath on 4 September 2014 assumed the charge as


Chairman and Managing director (CMD) of National Small Industries Corporation
Limited (NSIC).
Chandrakala Padia: Chandrakala Padia was on 5 September 2014 appointed
as first women chairperson of Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS).
US Open 2014: Sania Mirza and Bruno Soares lifted Mixed Doubles trophy of
the US Open after defeating a team of Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez, 61, 2-6, 11-9.
Tony Abbott: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on 5 September 2014
returned two stolen antique statues of Hindu deities to Indian Prime Minister
Narendra Modi.
Serena Williams: Serena Williams won her third consecutive US Open trophy
and joined the Tennis greats Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on 18 Grand
Slam titles
Indias first Air Veteran Rally: Indian Air Force Chief Marshal Arup Raha
inaugurated Indias first Air Veteran Rally at the Air Force Auditorium, Subroto
Park in New Delhi.
Tony Abbott: PM of Australia, Tony Abbott visited India from and held talks with
Prime Minister Modi on bilateral, regional and multilateral issues.
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station: Unit 5 of the Rajasthan Atomic Power
Station on 7 September 2014 became the second longest running reactor in the
world.
Marin Cilic: Marin Cilic of Croatia won the Mens Singles title at the US Open
after defeating Kei Nishikori of Japan in straight sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.
2014 Midori Prize in Biodiversity: Dr. Kamal Bawa, Dr. Alfred Oteng-Yeboah
and Dr. Bibiana Vila won the 2014 Midori Prize in Biodiversity on 8 September
2014.
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71st Venice Film Festival: Debut film of Chaitanya Tamhane, Court won best
debut award at 71st Venice Film Festival. The film is a multilingual courtroom
drama in narrative style.
50 years of man in space: 50 years of man in space: authoured by Garik
Israelien, Brian May and David J Eicher.
Suresh Kumar: TN Suresh Kumar became the first Indian to visit to the
stratosphere, the second layer of the Earths atmosphere.
US Tennis Open 2014: American twin brothers Mike and Bob Bryan on 7
September 2014 won the mens doubles titles of the US Tennis Open at Arthur
Ashe Stadium in New York
Pankaj Advani: Pankaj Advani on 5 September 2014 announced to retire from
the professional snooker tour.
Subhash Chandra Garg: ACC appointed Senior IAS officer Subhash Chandra
Garg was appointed as the Executive Director in World Bank for a tenure of three
years.
Saeed Ajmal: ICC suspended Pakistani off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal from bowling
in international cricket with immediate effect for illegal bowling action.
India and Bangladesh MoU: India and Bangladesh on 9 September 2014
signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of traditional medicines
and homeopathy.
RBI steps: The Reserve Bank of India on 9 September 2014 decided to fix the
upper age limit at 70 years for M.D and CEO in private sector banks.
SBI 150 years: State Bank of India (SBI) on 13 September 2014 celebrated 150
years of its operations in Sri Lanka.
Narendra Ambwani: Narendra Ambwani on 12 September 2014 elected as
Chairman of the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI).

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Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold: Indian shuttler HS Prannoy won


Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold. To grab his maiden Gran Prix title, he
defeated Firman Abdul Kholik 21-11, 22-20.
RBI measures: RBI closed down six Urban Cooperative Banks which were
suspected of being used to route illegal money. RBI didnt disclose the names of
these UCBs.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014: USA on 14 September 2014 won FIBA
Basketball World Cup 2014 by defeating Serbia.
16 September: International Day for the preservation of the Ozone Layer
observed on 16 September with a theme Ozone Layer Protection: The Mission
Goes On.
Miss Kira Kazantsev: Miss Kira Kazantsev on 14 September 2014 won the Miss
America pageant.
Dr. Krishan Kant Paul: Meghalaya Governor, Dr. Krishan Kant Paul was sworn
in as the Governor of Manipur at the Raj Bhawan Durbar Hall in Imphal.
Antara Haldar: Indian-origin Antara Haldar on 15 September 2014 became first
non-European law lecturer at Cambridge University.
e-police station: Delhi Police on 16 September 2014 decided to launch its first
e-police station to deal exclusively with vehicle thefts.
Naseeruddin Shah: Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah on 12 September 2014
released his autobiography And then One Day: A Memoir.
Adil Zainulbhai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed Adil Zainulbhai as the
Chairman of Quality Council of India.
Goa: Union I&B Ministry and Goa government signed MoU to make Goa a
permanent venue for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
Le Yucheng: Chinese President Xi Jinping appointed Le Yucheng as China's
new Ambassador to India.
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Lalitha Kumaramangalam: Lalitha Kumaramangalam was appointed as new


chief of National Commission for Women.
FASTag: Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has decided to roll out
Electronic Toll Collection programme in India under the brand name FASTag.
Richard Rahul Verma: US President Barack Obama nominated Richard Rahul
Verma as the next US Ambassador to India.
Li Na: China's Grand Slam winner Li Na on 19 September 2014 announced her
retirement at the age of 32.
Manoj Kumar: Union Sports Ministry on 17 September 2014 finally agreed to
honour Boxer Manoj Kumar with Arjuna Award..
Padmini Prakash: Padmini Prakash became the first transgender television
news anchor in India.
Incheon: The 17th Asian Games commenced at Asiad Main Stadium in Incheon,
South Korea on 19 September 2104 with a theme Meet Asias Future.
Zimbabwe Cricket Team: The Cricket team of Zimbabwe is in news as they
have beaten Australia after 31 years in ODI at the Harare Sports Club.
Nalanda University: Ancient Nalanda University is in news as it has started
its first session 2014-15 with 15 students at the Buddhist pilgrim town of
Rajgir, Bihar.
SAP Solutions for Bharti Retail: IT Company Accenture said that it will
implement SAP solutions for Bharti Retail. Currently Bharti Retail operates
212 stores and compact hypermarket formats across 11 Indian states.
Singijan: The place is in news as two persons, including a pregnant woman,
were killed and at least 10 others sustained serious burn injuries when a LPG
pipeline of the Assam Gas Company Limited caught fire near Singijan Tea
Estate in Moran in eastern Assam.

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Nippon Life: Financial service giant Nippon Life announced to dedicated


funds in partnership with Anil Ambani led Reliance Group to facilitate
Japanese investments into Indian market.
India Number 1 in ODI Ranking: In ODI Rankings India grab No. 1 position
in the latest rankings issued by ICC in Dubai.
Manpreet Singh: Rising Indian midfielder Manpreet Singh is in news as he
has been named the Junior Player of the Year by the Asian Hockey
Federation in its Congress held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Carolina Marin: Spains Carolina Marin is in news as she won the womens
singles title at the Badminton World Championship in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Vijay Mallya declared as a willful defaulter: United Bank of India became
the first lender to declare Vijay Mallya as willful defaulters.
New Low Cost Airports to be developed: The state-owned airport operator
Airport Authority of India (AAI) is planning to develop 50 new low-cost airports
across the country to cope with the growing air traffic.
Mangalyaan: Mangalyaan Indias 450-crore Mars Orbit Mission which was
launched from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh has completed its 300 days.
Nike: US based Company Nike has made a proposal to the Department of
Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) under the commerce and industry
ministry to set up fully-owned stores in India. Single-brand retail policy allows
100 per cent FDI.
Forbes 2014 Asia Pacific 50 Companies List: According to the Forbes
Asia Pacific 50 Companies List India ranked at the second position behind
china. China has 16 companies on the list follows by India has 12 companies
on the list
India Japan Pacts: PM Narendra Modi inked $34 billion investment
agreement with Japan.
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Usain Bolt: The fastest man on earth Usain Bolt arrived at Bangalore
International Airport in India.
Libiya: Libiyan parliament re-appointed Abdullah al-Thinni as the Prime
Minister.
INS Sumitra: INS Sumitra, Off Shore Patrol Vessel will be commissioned in
Indian Navy. INS Sumitra built by Goa Shipyard Ltd
Himanshu Asnani: Indian born mathematician is the winner of the Marconi
Society Paul Baran young scholar award for 2014.
Sachin Tendulkar: An Autobiography of Scahin Tendulkar, the book title
Playing It My Way will be released in November. The book has been coauthored by Boria Majumdar.
Gujarat: Asias First Ballistic Research Centre will soon be functioning at
Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
Global Competiveness Report 2014: As per the Global Competiveness
Report Indian placed at 71st position. Switzerland is the most competitive
economy followed by Singapore and United States. The annual list released
on 03-sep-2014 by Geneva based World Economic Forum.
Maruti Suzuki - Ciaz: Maruti Suzuki India is going to launch mid-sized sedan
car Ciaz in the first week of October. Maruti Suzuki is known for compact cars.
Norman Gordon: Worlds oldest former South African test cricketer Normon
Gordon died at the age of 103 in Johannesburg.
Goolam E. Vahanvati: Former Attorney General of Indian Goolam E.
Vahanvati died at the age of 65 after heart attack.
PM Narendra Modi Japan Visit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has
completed his five days maiden visit with Japan. PM Narendra Modi inked
$34 billion deal with Japan.

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P. Sathasivam: Former Chief Justice of India P. Sathasivam appointed as the


Governor of Kerala in place of Shiela Dixit. P. Sathasivam was a former Chief
Justice of India.
G.K. Reddy Memorial Award 2014: Vinod Mehta was selected for the G.K.
Reddy Memorial Award 2014. Vinod Mehta journalist and Editorial Chairman
of Outlook Group
Himachal Pradesh: Himanchal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said
that, The Union Ministry of Cultural has agreed for establishing the Indian
Institute Bodh Darshan (IIBD) at Tabo. The Rs. 45 crore project will be funded
by Union Government of India.
HL Dattu: HL Dattu will be the next Chief Justice of India. Present Chief
Justice of India R.M. Lodha will retire on the 27th of this month.
N. Chandrasekaran: N Chandrasekaran has re-appointed as the CEO of
Indias largest software company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). He was
appointed CEO of Tata Consultancy Services on October 6, 2009.
Kalayan Singh: Former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Kalayan Singh was
sworn-in as the Governor of Rajasthan.
Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu formally
announced that the capital of Andhra Pradesh will be built in and around
Vijayawada. Earlier capital of Andhra Pradesh was Hyderabad.
Mary Kom: A much awaited movie Mary Kom based on the biography of
Olympic Medal winner Mary Kom has released. Movie has been directed by
Omung Kumar under the production of Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Rajouri: A district of Jammu & Kashmir is in news, when bus carrying 50
passengers falls into stream.

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Indias ranks in World Economic Forum: Out of 144 countries, India ranks
133rd in term of inflation, 130th for taxes according to World Economic Forum
(WEF).
TSR Subramanian Committee: The Union ministry of environment and
forests has formed a TSR Subramanian Committee to review the environment
laws.
American Chemical Societys (ACS) Award: Indian-born scientist Thomas
John Colacot has won the American Chemical Societys Award in Industrial
Chemistry, one of the top honours in the field.
Ritu Rani: Ritu Rani was selected as captain of India womens hockey team
to lead in Asian Games 2014. Asian Games 2014 will be held in Incheon,
South Korea.
HR Khan Committee: The Government of India set-up a HR Khan
Committee to examine the un-claimed amount in PPF, Post Office and
Savings Schemes.
India Australian Uranium Deal: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has
arrived Indian on two days visit. PM Naredra Modi and PM Tony Abbott
finalized a deal to allow export of uranium to New Delhi for use in power
generation.
Kei Nishikori: Kie Nishikori became the first man from Japan, who reached
the Tennis U.S. Open semifinals in 96 years. Kie Nishikori made his path to
the semi final after beating Wawrinka of Switzerland.
Joan Rivers: Comedian Joan Rovers passed away after the cardiac arrest in
New York at the age of 81.
Zlatan Ibrahimoic: Sweden Football team captain Zlatan Ibrahimoic breaks
the 82 year record after scoring the 50th goals for Sweden against Estonia.

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Actress Jennifer Lawrence: Actress Jennifer Lawrence has entered the


Guinness World Record after becoming the most successful film heroine.
Wipro wins IT Services Contract: Indias major IT Company Wipro said it
has secured a 5-year Infrastructure Management contract from Philip Morris
International.
US Open Mixed Doubles 2014: Indian Tennis star Sania Mirza and his
partner Bruno Soares of Brazil won the mixed doubles of U.S. Open 2014 by
beating Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez. U.S. Open Mixed Doubles
2014 was held in New York.
Sofia Vergara: According to the Forbes highest paid TV actresses list, Sofia
Vergara has been declared the highest paid actress on television for the third
time in a row. She earned $37 million from June 2013 to June 2014.
Surya Kiran-VII: Indo-Nepal joint military exercise Surya Kiran-VII concluded
at Pithoragarh, India. This was the seventh Surya Kiran joint military exercise
between Indian and Nepal.
NATO Summit 2014: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit
2014 was held at Wales, Britain.
India vs England ODI Series 2014: Indian won the 4 match One Day series
against England by 3-1. Indian won the series in England after 24 years
NR Narayana Murthy: NR Narayana Murthy Executive Chairman of Infosys
group has topped in the list of India Incs Most Powerful CEO. In this list
Reliance Group head Mukesh Ambani was at second position.
State Bank of India (SBI): India largest public sector Bank, State Bank of
India launched two savings bank accounts for minors those who below 18
years. Name of these SBI products are Pehli Uddan and Pehla Kadam.

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Rhino Protection Act, Assam: Central government Union Environment and


Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that government will create a
Special Rhino Protection Force in Assam to protect animal from poaching.
Sudhakar Jayant: Indian Armys Lt Colonel Sudhakar Jayanat won the gold
medal at the IWF World Masters Weightlifting Championships in Copenhagen,
Denmark.
Ravindra Nath: Ravindra Nath took over charge as the chairman and
Managing Director (CMD) of National Small Industries Corporation Limited
(NSIC).

National Small Industries Corporation Limited established by

Government of Indian in 1955.


Chandrakala Padia: Chandrakala Padia was appointed as first women
chairperson of Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS). The Indian Institute
of Advanced Study (IIAS) is a research institute based in Shimla, India.
National Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Survey: Indias first National AntiTuberculosis Drug Resistance Survey launched by Health Minister Harsh
Vardhan in Delhi.
US Open 2014 Semifinals: World top ranker Novak Djokovic lost the semi
finals of US Open 2014 against Japan Kie Nishikori. In another semi final of
US Open 2014 top seed player Roger Federer lost the match against Marin
Cilic.
Pankaj Advani: Indian Snooker star Pankaj Advani has announced
retirement from professional snooker game. Pankaj Advani announced that,
he is retiring from Snooker but will continue play Billiards as a professional.
US Open Womens Final 2014: American tennis star Serena Williams won
the womens singles title of US Open 2014 after defeating Caroline Wozniacki
of Denmark in the final. Serena Williams booked 18 Grand Slams to his name.

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PetroFed Oil & Gas Industry Awards: Bharat Petroleum Corporation


(BPCL) bagged the Leading Oil & Gas Corporate of the Year. Reliance
Industries won the Refinery of the Year award. Oil and Natural Gas
Corporation (ONGC) bagged the Exploration & Production Company of the
Year.
Aaron Finch: Australian Cricket Board appointed Aaron finch as the captain
of Australian T-20 team captain in place of George Bailey.
Italy F-1 Grand Prix 2014: Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain won
the Italian Grand Prix 2014. Lewis Hamilton is a Mercedes Formula One
driver.
US Open mens doubles 2014: American Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan
became the first doubles pair to win 100 titles together after they beat Spains
Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez in the final US Open final.
WTI and TCL singed MoU: Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and Tata Chemicals
Limited (TCL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up
Indias first of its kind Coral Garden in Gujarat. As per the plan, the coral
garden will be helpful in conserving several coral species at one place and will
also increase tourism in the State.
Daya Reddy: Indian born South African mathematician Daya Reddy has been
elected as the new president of the International Council for Science (ICSU).
World Economic Forum: According to the World Economic Forum (WEF)
Indias rank is 62nd in the terms of the effective regulation of the stock
exchanges. India slipped to 62nd position as compare to the last year 27th
position.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier: German Foreign
minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited India and met with Prime Minister

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Narendra Modi. German Foreign minister agenda are trade, investment, high
tech cooperation and renewal energy collaboration.
Marin Cilic: Croatian professional tennis player Marin Cilic won the mens
singles title of US Open 2014 by beating Kei Nishikori of Japan.
Saeed Ajmal: Pakistan off-spinner bowler Saeed Ajmal has been suspended
from international cricket for an illegal action by the International Cricket
Council (ICC).
Priyadarsi Mukherji: A JNU Professor Priyadarsi Mukherji was honoured
with China Book Award, which is presented by the China. China Book Award
is a special award to given those who have made great and long term
contributions to introducing Chinese books overseas.
State Bank of India: India largest public sector bank launches multi-currency
international debit card. State Bank of India tie-up with MasterCard to
launched its first multi-currency international debit card to allow
consumers to use a single card to pay in multiple currencies.
Indias first 5 no frills airports: Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju
told reporters in New Delhi, the first five no-frills airports would come up in
four states and the work would begin in the next six months.

"Airports

Authority of India has developed a no-frills model airport which will provide
essential services needed to operationalise the airports, without in any way
compromising safety and security.
Virat Kohli: Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli has been placed at the top position in
T-20 rankings as per date released by International Cricket Council (ICC).
Reserve Bank of India: Reserve Bank of India has fixed the upper age limit
for private bank chief executives at 70.
Ashok Leyland: Ashok Leyland has received orders for around 4,000 buses
from State Transport Undertakings valued at Rs. 1,500 crore.
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Man Booker Prize 2014: Indian born British author Neel Mukhrjee latest
novel The Lives of Others has been shortlisted for the prestigious Man
Booker Prize 2014.
Flipkart Citron: Flipkart launched its in-house home appliances and
personal healthcare brand Criton.
Jwala Gutta: Indian womens doubles badminton player Jwala Gutta has
pulled out from the prestigious Asian Games after sustaining a sprain in the
right knee. Asia Games 2014 will be held in South Korea.
Kalanithi Maran: Executive Chairman of Sun TV Network Kalanithi Maran
has been selected as the highest paid executives in the country.
Kamal Bawa: Indian Scientist Kamal Bawa has won the 2014 Midori Prize in
Biodiversity for his research in climate in Himalayas.
Venice Film Festival: Court, an Indian movie written and directed by Indian
writer Chaitanya Tamhane won the Lion of the Future Luigi De Laurentiis
award for a Debut Feature at the 71st Venice Film Festival.
Noel W. Hinners: A former NASA Scientist Dr. Noel W. Hinners died due to
brain tumor at the age of 78.
Saakshar Bharat Award 2014: President Pranab Mukhrjee presented the
Saakshar Bharat Awards 2014 at the International Literacy Day Celebrations.
President Pranab Mukhrjee presented Saakshar Bharat Awards 2014 to 11
recipients.
Bharti Airtel: Indian telecom company Bharti Airtel announced an agreement
with Eaton Towers to put 3500 towers in 6 African nations.
50 years of man in space: A book Starmus 50 years of man in space has
been released. A book was authored by Garik Israelien, Brian May and David
J Eicher.

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Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT): One of the Indias biggest watch


companies, HMT watches will be closed soon. The government of India has
decided to shut down the company as it has been making losses since 2000.
Richard Kiel: Hollywood actor Richard Kiel, best known for playing the villain
in James Bond with the teeth of steel, has died at the age of 74. He was
appeared in the Bond films The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker
(1979).
Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be
honoured for Outstanding Achievement at the South Asian Film Festival.
South Asian Film festival will be held at the Chicago, US.
Agni-I: India successfully test-fired its indigenously built nuclear capable
Agni-I missile from a test range of Odisha coast. Agni-I has a strike range of
700 kilometre. Agni-I is a surface to surface missile.
Subhash Chandra Garg: Subhash Chandra Garg has appointed as the
Executive Director in World Bank. He will have tenure of three years.
ICICI Bank: ICICI Bank, Indias largest private sector bank announced its
Cardless Cash Withdrawal service which allows its customer to transfer
money from their account to anyone in India with a mobile number.
Tata Motors tied up with Microlise: Auto major Tata Motors has joined
hands with UK-based Microlise to launch advanced telematics and fleet
management services in the Indian market.
Vinod Kumar Duggal: Governor of Manipur Vinod Kumar Duggal has
resigned from his post. President Pranab Mukhrjee accepted the resignation.
Krishan Kant Paul: Meghalaya Governor Krishan Kant Paul would be swornin as the Governor of Meghalaya. He will take oath on September 16, 2014 at
the Raj Bhavan Durbar Hall in Aizwal.

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John McFarlane: British multinational banking and financial services


company, Barclays Bank has appointed John McFarlane as its new Chairman
in place of David Walker.
Warren Harris: Engineering and information technology company, Tata
Technologies Ltd appointed Warren Harris as Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
and Managing Director (MD) of the company. Warren Harris has been
appointed in a place of Patrick McGoldrick.
Chitresh Tatha: Chitresh Tatha, a 12 year old boy is the youngest sailor to
represent India at the 2014 Asian Games. Asian Games 2014 will be held in
Incheon, South Korea.
Bangladesh and India tie up: Bangladesh and India have signed a
memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in the fields
of traditional medicine like Ayurveda and Unani.
Gujarat FSL and US-based firm DuPoint tie up: Gujarat Forensic Science
Laboratory, which provides services to various companies for testing of amour
panels and bullet-proof jackets, is likely to soon tie-up with a US-based firm
DuPoint to share best practices in the field of ballistic testing.
Kieron Pollard: West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard has been appointed
Mumbai Indians captain for the upcoming Champions League Twenty-20.
This will start in September, 2014.
Jitendra Chandra Paul: Freedom fighter and veteran journalist Jitendra
Chandra Paul died at a government medical college in Agartala, Tripura at the
age of 101.
H.S. Prannoy: Youngest Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy clinched the maiden
title of his career after winning the Indonesia Masters Grand Prix Gold. H.S.
Prannoy clinched title by beating Abdul Kholik in the final.

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Yoshiko Yamaguchi: Japanese film star Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who was


known as Japans World War II film idol Rikoran, died at the age of 94.
Saqlain Mushtaq: Former Pakistan off spinner Saqlain Mushtaq will be paid
Rupess 1 million per month for helping the suspended Pakistan off spinner
Saeed Ajmal.
Miss United Continent 2014: Miss Dominican Republic Geisha Montes de
Oca won the title Miss United Continent 2014. Gail Nicole Da Silva is placed
as the first runner up.
World Bank: World Bank has showed interest in funding to Mumbais mega
Metro projects. The Mumbai Metro project is proposed in Charkop Dahisar
and Wadala-Teen Hath Naka.
Lupin Ltd: Indias fourth largest drug maker (by sales) Lupin Ltd has entered
into US market by making a deal with US firm Salix Pharmaceuticals Incs.
Narendra Ambwani: Narendra Ambwani has been appointed as Chairman of
the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI). He has been appointed in
place of Partha Rakshit.
State Bank of India: Indias largest public sector bank State Bank of India is
celebrating 150 years of its operations in Sri Lanka. State Bank of India,
Colombo is operational since 1864.
FIA Formula E Championship: Indias Karun Chandhok took Mahindra
Racings first point in all-electric FIA Formula E Championship by finishing fifth
in the inaugural race held in Beijing, China. First ever FIA Formula E
championship was held in China.
India, Vietnam deal: India and Vietnam have inked seven pacts, including
one to enhance cooperation in the oil sector. The agreements were signed
during the second day of the four-day state visit of President Pranab
Mukhrjee.
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HDFC Bank: In a novel green initiative, HDFC Bank has launched a system
of sending the personal identification number (PIN) for debit card holders
through SMS instead of the usual dispatch by post.
China President Xi Ping: China's President Xi Jinping began his three-nation
South Asia tour last night when he arrived in Maldives for a first ever visit to
the country by the Chinese head of state.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger arrived at
the Chennai airport to attend the audio launch of Vikram-starrer I.
Kirit Joshi: Kirit Joshi, former education advisor to senior academics and
central government, died on Sunday. He was 83 years old.
Bilbao Final Master: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand of India,
started his campaign at the Bilbao Final Masters chess tournament by
defeating former FIDE world champion Ruslan Ponomariov of Ukraine.
Sabine Lisicki: A German professional player Sabine Lisicki won the WTA
Hong Kong Open title by defeating Karolina Pliskova in the final.
Kerala: Kerala government will host a Global Agro meet and an exhibition on
hi-tech agriculture and food processing at Kochi.
KK Paul: Meghalaya Governor KK Paul was sworn-in as acting governor of
Manipur. KK Paul will act as a governor of Manipur till the new appointed will
make.
Swachh Bharat national sanitation campaign: Scientist Raghunath
Anant Mashelkar, former director general of the Council of Scientific and
Industrial Research, has been appointed the head of an expert panel to
recommend best technologies for Prime Minister Narendra Modi Swachh
Bharat national sanitation campaign.

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FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014: USA won the FIBA Basketball World Cup
2014 by defeating Serbia in final. The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014 was
held in Madrid, Spain.
Samik

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Bhattacharya made history, when he won the Basirhat Dakshin division in the
West Bengal by polls, He has become the first BJP leader to join the state
Assembly.
Hero MotoCorp: Indias automobiles leader Hero MotoCrop has clinched the
title sponsorship of the PGA Tours golf event in the biggest ever worldwide
sports sponsorship association for any Indian brand.
Ranjanben Bhatt: Bhartiya Janta Party candidate Ranjanben Bhatt has won
the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat against Congress candidate Narendra Rawat
by a margin of 3 lakh votes. This seat was vacant when PM Narendra Modi
have chosen the Varanasi as his constituency and left Varodara seat.
HSBC forecast: According to the HSBC forecast, India has the potential to
become the worlds fifth largest exporter of goods by 2030 in value terms.
Croma: A Tata group company Croma, is gearing up to ink a pact with the ecommerce website Snapdeal.
International Ozone Day: International Ozone day observed on 16
September 2014. The theme for this years celebration is Ozone Layer
Protection: The Mission Goes On.
G-20 Labour and Employment Ministerial meet 2014: G-20 Labour and
Employment Ministerial meet 2014 was held at Melbourne, Australia.
Hero MotoCorp Limited: Hero MotoCorp Limited has entered into an
agreement with the Andhra Pradesh Government for setting up a greenfield
two-wheeler manufacturing plant in Chittoor district.

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Manoj Kumar: Indian boxer Manoj kumar get Arjun award 2014 after winning
a legal battle. Sports Ministry finally accepted his nomination.
Real Madrid: Real Madrid becomes the first football club to score 1000
European goals. Real Madrid is a professional football club based in Madrid,
Spain.
Asian Development Bank (ADB): Government has signed an agreement
with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for $63.3 million loan to improve
urban municipal services in 14 towns in north Karnataka.
Binita Thakur: Binita Thakur has been appointed as Private Secretary to
Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani.
Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014: According to the Wealth-X and
USB Billionaire Census 2014, India has been placed at 6th position in the top
10 league. United States maintained its top position as the worlds top
billionaire country, followed by China and UK in the second and third position.
Xi Jinping: Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Xi
Ping was welcomed by Gujarat governor O.P. Kohli and CM Anandiben Patel.
He is on a three day visit.
Andhra Pradesh: Andhra Pradesh government has announced signing of 10
Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with public and private entities
including NTPC, Hero MotoCrop, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and
Defence Research & Development Organization involving investment of
around Rs. 80, 000 crore. NTPC has agreed to set up a 4,000 MW thermal
power project and a 1,000 MW solar project.
Leonardo DiCaprio: Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been named a
United Nations Messenger of Peace. He will use to raise awareness about
climate change.

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Microsoft: Microsoft Corporation has acquired the Swedish video game


company Mojang for 2.5 billion US dollars.
L.K. Advani: BJP senior leader L.K. Advani is the new chairman of the
prestigious Ethics Committee of Lok Sabha.
Lalita Kumar Mangalam: BJP National executive member Lalita Kumar
Mangalam has been appointed as Chairperson of the National Commission
for women. She has replaced Mamta Sharma.
India, China inked MoUs: India and Chinese business delegates signed
deals worth $3.43 billion. An agreement worth $2.6 billion was signed
between IndiGo Airlines and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC).
FIFA Rankings: According to latest FIFA rankings, India placed at 158th
position. World cup 2014 winner Germany placed at first position.
Adil Zainulbhai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed Adil Zainulbhai
as the Chairman of Quality Control Council of India (QCI). QCI is an
autonomous body under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion
under the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Naseeruddin Shah Autobiography: An autobiography of bollywood actor
Naseeruddin Shah And then One Day: A Memoir has been released.
Prithvi Shaw: Young Cricketer and record breaker Prithvi Shaw, has landed
a deal worth Rs 36 lakh with cricket equipment manufactures SG. Prithvi
Shaw has shown tremendous potential, when he scored a record 546 runs in
an innings, last year.
Swavalamban Pension Plan: Union government of India is targeting about
80 lakh subscribers under its Swavalambam Pension Scheme by Financial
year 2015.
Le Yucheng: Chinese President Xi Jinping has appointed Le Yucheng as
Chinas new Ambassador to India.
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E-gatiman Service for transporter: Madhya Pradesh government launched


Short Messaging Service (SMS) based e-gatiman service for transporter.
This service aimed at ending the complicated process of getting Form-49 to
get clearance at 28 commercial tax checkposts while transporting goods.
Taurus India: Kerala government has approved Rs. 1,200 crore IT
investment project in Technopark Phase III in Thiruvananthapuram sponsored
by Taurus India.
Uppalapu Srinivas: Renowned Mandolin maestro Uppalapu Srinivas passed
away at a private hospital in Chennai at the age of 45. He was popularly
known as Mandolin Srinivas. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1998 and
the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2010.
Richard Verma: Richard Rahul Verma has been nominated by United States
President Barack Obama to be new US ambassador to India.
Nalanda University: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj formally
inaugurated Nalanda University in Bihar. Academics session of the Nalanda
University started after a gap of over 800 years.
Jan Dhan Yojna: The finance minister Arun Jaitley said 40 million bank
accounts have been opened under the Pradhan Mantri Dhan Yojna. The main
features of the scheme include Rs 5,000 overdraft facility for Aadhar-linked
accounts, RuPay Debit Card with in-built Rs 1 lakh accident insurance cover.
South Korea, Incheon: 17th edition of Asian Games held in Incheon, South
Korea.
International Film Festival of India (IFFI): Goa became the permanent
venue for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). To make Goa a
permanent venue for IFFI, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was
signed between Information and Broadcasting Secretary Bimal Julka and
Chief Secretary of Goa State B. Vijayan.
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Vadodara, Gujarat: The first Industrial Park under the Memorandum of


understanding (MoU) signed between Indian and China will be set up in
Vadodara, Gujarat.
Li Na: Chinese professional tennis player Li Na has announced retirement
from international events. She won the two grand slams in womens singles
category including 2011 French Open and Australian Open 2014.
Shewta Chaudhry: Indias shooter Shewta Chaudhry has won the first medal
for India in Incheon, South Korea at the 17th Asians Games 2014. Shewta
Chaudhry has clinched bronze medal in the Women 10m Air Pistol final.
Chinese Shooter Zhang Mengyuan has bagged the gold medal in women
10m pistol event.
Jitu Rai: Indias Shooter Jitu Rai has bagged the first gold medal for India in
Incheon, South Korea at the 17th Asian Games 2014. Jitu Rai has clinched
gold medal in the 50m pistol event.
John Key: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has won a third term
election.
SAP: German Company, SAP has agreed to buy US software maker
Concur for $7.3 billion in cash. Concur is an expenses software maker
company. SAP is a European multinational software corporation that makes
enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations.
Padmini Prakash: Padmini Prakash, Indias first transgender TV news
anchor. Padmini Prakash works at Lotus News in the southern state of Tamil
Nadu.
Sardar Singh: Indias Hockey team captain, Sardar Singh became Indias
flag bearer at 17th Asian Games opening ceremony.
Abhishek Ganguly: Sportswear retailer Puma India Pvt. Ltd has appointed
Abhishek Ganguly as the new Managing Director (MD). Puma is estimated to
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be Indias second largest sportswear brand ahead of Nike India and behind
market leader Adidas.
Larry Ellison: Co-founder and leader of Oracle Corporation Larry Ellison has
stepped down as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Larry Ellison will now be the
chairman of Oracles Board.
Business Today-Yes Bank Best CFO Awards 2014: The country's best
chief financial officers (CFOs) were honored at the fifth Business Today - YES
Bank Best CFO Awards 2014 at the Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi. While
there were 10 categories of winners, the award for the best overall CFO went
to Saumen Chakraborty, President and CFO, Dr Reddy's Laboratories. There
was also a category for the best woman CFO, which was bagged by NIIT
Technology's Pratibha K. Advani.
Zulfiya Chinshanlo: Kazakhstan weightlifter Zulfiya Chinshanlo broke her
own world record for the clean and jerk in the womens 53kg weightlifting
category competition with lift of 132kg at the Asian Games 2014.
Fortune list of powerful Asia-Pacific women: According to the latest
rankings of Fortune list of powerful Asia-Pacific women 8 Indian women are in
the list. ICICI Bank chief Chanda Kochhar has made it to the Fortune list of 25
most powerful women (2nd). Chanda Kochhar, ranked highest among the
Indian women, while SBI's Arundhati Bhattacharya (4th), HPCL's Nishi
Vasudeva (5th) and Axis Bank's Shikha Sharma (10th). Australian banking
major Westpac's chief Gail Kelly has topped in the list.
Nalanda University, Bihar: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has
formally announced at that the government has sanctioned 2717 crore rupees
for a period of 10 years to develop the University.

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WTA Toray Pacific Open: Indian professional tennis player Sania Mirza and
her partner Cara Black of Zimbabwe have clinched the womens doubles title
at WTA Toray (Tokyo) Open tournament.
Asian Games 2014: Indian shooter Samaresh Jung, Jitu Rai and Prakash
Papanna team won bronze medals in 10m pistol event.
Alok Shetty: Indian architect Alok Shetty has been named Young leader of
tomorrow by Time magazine for his work in designing affordable flood-proof
houses for slum dwellers.
Lewis Hamilton: British formula one driver Lewis Hamilton won the
Singapore Grand Prix 2014.
Kim Un Guk: North Korean weightlifter Kim Un Guk has broken the world
record at the Asian Games 2014, lifting 154kg in the snatch component of the
mens 62kg category.
Kaun Banega Crorepati: The Narula brothers, Achin and Sarthak have
became the first ever contestants to win Kaun Banega Crorepatis highest
prize of Rs. 7 crore.
Dipika Pallikal: Indias professional Squash player Dipika Pallikal has won
the bronze medal in womens singles category at 17th Asian Games 2014.
Alibaba Group, China: Online shopping company Alibaba Group Holding
Ltds initial public offering (IPO) now ranks as the worlds biggest in history at
$25 billion. Alibaba Group Holding Limited is a publicly traded Hangzhoubased group of internet-based e-commerce business, including business-tobusiness online web portals, online retail and payment services, a shopping
search engine and data-centric cloud computing services.
Asian Games, 2014: Indias shooters continued to deliver medals at the 17th
Asian Games, with the trio of Heena Siddhu, Rahi Sarnobat and Anisa

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Sayyed Clinched bronze medal in the womens 25m pistol event, in Incheon,
South Korea.
Indian Shooter, Abhinav Bindra: India's shooter Abhinav Bindra has
announced retirement from the professional shooting. India's first and the only
individual Olympic gold medalist in Olympics (10m Air Rifle, 2008 Beijing),
Abhinav Bindra will end his professional career at Incheon Asian Games,
where he will compete for the last time.
Yemen PM, Mohammed Salem Basindwa: Yemen Prime Minister
Mohammad Salem Basindwa has resigned from the post. He has submitted
his resignation to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
Rizwan Akhtar: Pakistan government has appointed Rizwan Akhtar as the
head of the countrys most powerful intelligence agency (ISI).
Ashraf Ghani: Afghanistans election commission has named Ashraf Ghani
as the winner of the countrys presidential election.
Voreqe Banimarama: Voreqe Banimarama has sworn in as the new Prime
Minister of Fiji.
V.G. Mathew: The Reserve Bank of India has approved the appointment of
V.G. Mathew as Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
of Kerala based South Indian Bank Ltd. He will replace V.A. Joseph.
Anandji Dossa: The veteran cricketer, historian and statistician Anandji
Dossa died in New York at the age of 98. He authored famous books Cricket
Ties: India-Pakistan and Art of Scoring and Duleep: the Man and his Game.
Amit Mathew: Amit Mathew has been elected as Chairman of Audit Bureau
of Circulations (ABC) for the year 2014-15. The Audit Bureau of Circulations
(ABC) of India is a non-profit circulation-auditing organization.

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Yahoo! Inc acquired BookPad Inc: Yahoo! Inc. acquired Bangalore-based


start up firm BookPad Inc for over 8 million US dollars. BookPad Inc founded
in 2013, the company has offices in California and Bangalore.
UP government: The Uttar Pradesh government decided to open Nirbhaya
Centers in all districts of state. These Nirbhaya Centers will provide prompt
help to the victims of crime against women.
Movie Liars Dice: Hindi film Liars Dice, has been selected as Indias official
entry to the upcoming Oscars (2015) awards in the best foreign film category.
Liars Dice has directed by Geetu Mohandas and starring Geetanjali Thapa
and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles.
Google India: Google India has decided to partner with PM Narendra Modi
led NDA government for the Digital India Programme. The programme aims
at providing digital infrastructure as a utility to every citizen as well as highspeed internet as a core utility in all gram panchayats.
ICICI Bank: Indias private sector bank ICICI bank launched a savings
account for minors above 10 years. The account, which will be opened in the
name of the minor, will offer a personalized cheque book and a debit card.
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: The next Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, the worlds
largest annual gathering of the Indian diaspora, will be held in Gujarat capital
Gandhinagar.
Hardeep Singh Puri: Hardeep Singh Puri was appointed as Secretary
General of Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM).
ICC: International Cricket Council has announced that ICC World Cricket
League, WCL Division 3 will be held in Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur from
23rd to 30th October.
IKEA: Ikea India, a subsidiary of Swedish furniture retailer Ikea AB has signed
a MoU with Telangana government for establishing its store in the state. IKEA
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is one of the worlds largest retailers in furniture, household goods and


textiles. It was one of the first companies in India to be allowed 100 per cent
foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail under the governments liberalized
policy. IKEAs first India store to be opened in Hyderabad.
ISROs Mars Orbit Mission: India created a history by becomes first Asian
country to reach the red planet (Mars). India now joins a club including United
States, Russia and Europe Agency. Scientist described the final stage of the
Mars Orbit Mission, nicknamed MOM.
Madhya Pradesh: The Madhya Pradesh government plans to develop 27
new industrial parks for sector like textiles, InfoTech, tourism and food
processing among others, at an investment of Rs. 3,000 crore in a phased
manner over the next five years.
Jammu & Kashmir flood panel: The Supreme Court has appointed a fivemember committee headed by Senior Registrar of Jammu and Kashmir High
court to check the ground situation of the flood-affected state.
UN Climate Change Summit 2014: UN Climate Change Summit 2014 was
held at UN headquarters in New York to put the planet on course towards
reversing global warming.
Saraswati Samman 2013: The renowned Hindi author, Govind Mishra was
given the Saraswati Samman in New Delhi on 23 September, 2014. He was
given the Saraswati Samman by Union Minister Rajnath Singh for his novel
Dhool Paudhon Par.
PM Narendra Modi: The Southern University System of Louisiana in United
States has decided to confer an honorary doctorate degree to Narendra Modi
for his work in the field of inclusive growth.

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India to give UN $12 million: India has announced $12 million contribution to
the United Nations to help it fight the deadly Ebola virus in the African
continent.
Marvan Atapattu: Former Sri Lankan player Marvan Atapattu has appointed
as Sri Lankas first full-time local coach in 15 years.
Hinduja brothers: Leading NRI businessmen G P Hinduja and S P Hinduja
have been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Business at a
ceremony in the House of Lords.
Make in India campaign: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his pet
Make in India campaign to put India prominently on the global manufacturing
map and, in turn, facilitate the inflow of new technology and capital, while
creating millions of jobs.
Kapil Dev: Indian cricketer legend Kapil Dev has been honoured with a
Lifetime Achievement award at a ceremony in the House of Lords in London.
BJP, Shiv Sena alliance: The 25-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena
alliance split on Thursday amid continued deadlock over seat-sharing for the
October 15 Maharashtra assembly polls.
SAARC Ministers of Culture meets: The 3rd meeting of SAARC Ministers of
Culture was held in New Delhi from 24 September 2014 to 25 September
2014. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Minister of State for
Culture Shripad Naik.
Bradman Honouree 2014: Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and Steve Waugh of
Australia were selected as Bradman Honouree 2014.
JC Daniel Award 2013: Noted writer and filmmaker Madathil Thekkepaattu
(MT) Vasudevan Nair was selected for the JC Daniel Award for lifetime
achievement for the year 2013.

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Pakistan test-fired short range missile Hatf IX: Pakistan successfully testfired short range surface-to-surface missile Hatf IX that has range of 60 km.
Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana: The union government has declared it
would spend Rs 500 crore on skill development of urban poor. The skill
development scheme has been named as Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana.
The announcement was made by housing and poverty alleviation minister M
Venkaiah and rural development minister Nitin Gadkari.
International Childrens Peace Prize 2014: An Indian origin girl is among
three children who have been nominated for the International Childrens
Peace Prize 2014. The children who have been nominated are Neha from US,
along with Alexey from Russia and Andrew from Ghana.
Ravi Shastri: Indian former cricketer Ravi Shastri has been appointed as the
director of India cricket team till 2015 ICC World Cup.
Air India signs agreement with Air Canada: Air India has signed a codesharing agreement with Air Canada, a Star Alliance member. The codesharing agreements allow one airline to sell seats on anothers network and
increase revenue.
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana: Union government of
India has launched Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana for
Rural Development. The Yojana was launched during the 98th anniversary of
Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay. Earlier the Yojana was known as Aajeevika
Skills Development Programme.
Right Livelihood Award 2014: Edward Snowden and Alan Rusbridger won
the Right Livelihood Award 2014.
Forbes Indian richest list 2014: The Forbes India magazine released The
100 Richest Indian List 2014. According to the Forbes India List, Mukesh

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Ambani topped the list for the eight consecutive years with a net worth of 23.6
billion US dollars.
Amma Cement Scheme: The Tamil Nadu government has announced a
popular Amma Cement Scheme under which it will buy cement from private
manufactures and sell them at Rs. 190 per bag in the wake of possible
increase in rates of the key construction component. Amma Cement Scheme
aiming to benefit the lower and middle classes.
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award 2014: Council for Scientific & Industrial
Research (CSIR) has announced the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award 2014
for ten scientists in recognition of their work. The selected awardees are Roop
Mallik, Kavirayani Ramkrishna Prasad, Souvik Maiti, Sachchida Nand Tripathi,
Venkata Mohan, Soumen Chakrabarti, Kaushal Kumar Verma, Anurag
Agrawal, Pratap Raychaudhuri and Sadiqali Abbas Rangwala.
State Bank of India (SBI): State Bank of India (SBI), the countrys largest
lender on 26 September 2014 announced that it has signed a Line of Credit
(LoC) of 500 million dollar with Export-Import Bank of Korea.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan resigned: Prithviraj Chavan
has resigned as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra after his government was
reduced to a minority. Chavan submitted his resignation to governor of the
state C Vidyasagar Rao.
Asian Development Bank (ADB): The Asian Development Bank will fund
$120 million to Bhutans 118 MW Nikachu hydropower project.
Madhya Pradesh Government signs MoUs with agriculture companies:
Madhya Pradesh government has inked three MoUs with Maschio-Gaspardo
of Italy, Kubuta of Japan and Fiat (India) Pvt Ltd. of New Holland at the
Haldhar Krishi Expo.

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Baudoin Prot: The chairman of BNP Paribas has resigned from the post,
some three months after the French bank was hit by a record $8.9 billion fine
for violating US sanctions.
Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE): Indias stock exchange BSE has signed a
MoU with Bank of New York Mellon to provide collateral management solution
enabling foreign investors to give top-rated sovereign securities as collaterals.
UN Climate Change Summit 2014: UN Climate Change Summit 2014 was
held in UN headquarters in New York.
Rajat Sharma: India TV chairman and editor in chief Rajat Sharma was
appointed as the new president of the News Broadcasting Association (NBA)
for the year 2014-15.
Asian Games 2014: The mens compound archery team Abhishek Verma,
Rajat Chauhan and Sandeep Kumar clinched a historic gold in 17th Asian
Games.
H.L. Dattu: Justice H.L. Dattu was sworn-in as the 42nd Chief Justice of
India. He replaced R M Lodha. He was administered oath of office by
President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Yogeshwar Dutt: London Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt ended
Indias 28-year old wait for a wrestling gold medal in the Asian Games by
emerging champion in the mens freestyle 65kg category at the 17th Asian
Games 2014.
O Panneerselvam: Tamil Nadu finance minister O Panneerselvam was
chosen to be the next Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
Jayalalithaa was convicted and sent to jail for four years in a corruption case.
Khushbir Kaur: Indian athlete Khushbir Kaur became the first Indian woman
to win a silver medal in 20km race walking event in the Asian Games. She
clinched silver medal in Asian Games 2014.
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Presidents rule imposed in Maharashtra: Presidents rule was imposed in


Maharashtra after Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan resigned following the
breakup of 15 year old Congress-NCP alliance in the state.
ONGC Videsh Limited: ONGC Videsh Ltd. has signed an agreement with
Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) for cooperation in the Latin American nation.
Delhi Metro: Delhi Metro has been ranked second among 18 international
Metro systems in terms of overall customer satisfaction in an online customer
survey.
Casio: Japanese electronics company Casio has appointed A R Rahman as
brand ambassador for its electronic musical instruments division.
Vodafones M-Pesa: Vodafone India has entered into a partnership with
Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporations (IRCTC) to allow online
booking of railway tickets through mobile phones with Vodafone M-Pesa as a
payment option. Vodafone M-Pesa is a unique mobile money transfer and
payment service system.
National Thermal Power Corporations (NTPC): Indian Maharatna Company
NTPC has tied up loans of $250 million with Mizuho Bank Limiteds Singapore
branch for funding its expansion plans.
Ashraf Ghani Ahmazai: Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn-in as the new
president of Afghanistan.
India Food Park: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated India Food
Park at Tumkur, Karnataka.
Syed Muazzem: Bangladesh government has appointed Syed Muazzem Ali
as the new envoy to India. Syed Muazzem Ali will replace Tariq A. Karim who
served as the Bangladesh envoy to India from 2009 to 2014.
Malaysian Open mens doubles title: Leander Paes of India and Marcin
Matkowski of Poland won the ATP Malaysian Open mens doubles title.
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Tata Power signs deal with Honeywell: Tata Power Co Ltds defence
engineering unit, Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (SED) has signed
an agreement with Honeywell International to produce the US companys
TALIN navigator in India.
Guillaume Sicard: Japanese auto company Nissan has appointed Guillaume
Sicard as President of Indian operations.
Golfs Ryder cup 2014: Europe won the 2014 Ryder Cup by defeating USA.
The team captains were Paul McGinley for Europe and Tom Watson for the
USA. Ryder Cup 2014 was held in Scotland.
Yudh Abhyas 2014: A fourteen day-long Indo-US military exercise Yudh
Abhyas 2014 has begun at Ranikhet, Uttarakhand.
KV Kamath Committee: The Finance Ministry has appointed a 15-member
committee under the Chairmanship of ICICI Bank Chairman KV Kamath to
examine the financial architecture for the micro, small and medium
enterprises (MSME) sector.
Alibaba, China: Chinas e-commerce giant Alibaba has won the approval
from china authorities to establish a private bank.
Mohammad Ghouse: Former International cricket umpire Mohammad
Ghouse died after brief illness at the age of 83.
RBI announced fourth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy 2014-15: RBI in its
fourth bi-monthly monetary policy statement has kept the policy rates
unchanged. The short-term lending rate (repo) rate now stands at 8 per cent,
and the cash reserve ratio of banks at 4 per cent. The statutory liquidity ratio
(SLR) has also been retained at 22 per cent.
Special Economic Zones: The government has approved the proposals of
Wipro Ltd and Mumbai Futuristic Economic Zone to set up special economic
zones in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. The board also approved the
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change of name of the developer from Mumbai Futuristic Economic Zone Pvt
Ltd to Attivo Economic Zone (Mumbai) Pvt Ltd.
Harish Manwani: Global FMGC giant Unilevers India-born Chief Operating
Officer Harish Manwani will retire on December 31, 2014 after 38 years of
service in the company.
Platts CEO of the Year Award: GAIL India Ltd Chairman Bhuwan Chandra
Tripathi and HPCL Ltd. head Nishi Vasudeva are among a dozen chief
executives of global energy majors shortlisted for this years Platts CEO of the
year. Praj Industries Ltd head Pramod Chaudhari is among the shortlist for
Lifetime Achievement Award.
Li Na, China: Li Na, Asias only Grand Slam singles winner, has been
appointed as an ambassador for next months season ending BNP Paribas
WTA Tour Finals in Singapore.
Mary Kom: Indian boxer MC Mary Kom has bagged her first ever Asian
Games gold medal. She defeated Zhaina Shekerbekova of Kazakhstan in the
finals of the womens flyweight category (48-51kg) at the 17th Asian Games in
South Korea.
Living Planet Report 2014: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has released the
Living Planet Report 2014. The theme of the report is Species and Spaces,
People and Places.
ICICI Bank: Indias largest private sector bank ICICI bank has launched Easy
NRI Account a special account for the Non Resident Indians in the Middle
East, allowing them for easy settlement without worrying about minimum
balance maintenance. Easy NRI Account has been designed with an
objective to simplify the bank experience.

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Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2014: United Nations Economic


and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has been released
Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report (APTIR) 2014.
Afghanistan, signed deals with US: Afghanistan has signed Bilateral
Security Agreement with the US, with an aim to allow some US troops to
remain in the country till 2015.
PM Narendra Modi US visit: In a boost to Indias 100 smart city programme,
the US will help India in developing three such cities apart from joining hands
with civil society and authorities to provide clean water and sewage in 500
cities in the country. The three cities are Allahabad, Ajmer and
Visakhapatnam.
ET Award 2014: TCS has got the ET Award 2014. The award seeks to
recognize a company that has consistently set clear performance benchmarks
for the rest of the industry. TCS has overtaken Accenture in headcount and is
now second only to IBM in the number of people it employees.
PM Narendra Modi US visit: The two leaders PM Narendra Modi and
President Barack Obama has agreed on boosting two-way trade to $500
billion from $100 billion.
Rajiv: Rajiv has been appointed as new Central Vigilance Commissioner
(CVC). President Pranab Mukherjee on 30 September 2014 authorised
Vigilance Commissioner Rajiv to act as chief of Central Vigilance Commission
(CVC) until the appointment of the Central Vigilance Commissioner.
Microsoft unveils Windows 10 operating System: Microsoft Corp. has
announced its 'Windows 10' Operating System to replace the largely
unpopular Windows 8.
Asian Games 2014: Indias mens hockey team won the gold medal in the
17th Asian Games by defeating Pakistan in the final after 16 years. The
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victory over Pakistan in Asian Games 2014 ensures India hockey mens team
qualified for 2016 Rio (Brazil) Olympics.
Swachh Bharat Campaign: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched
Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan in New Delhi with a cleanliness drive across India,
on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
Fitch Rating Agency: International credit rating agency, Fitch forecasts
Indias gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow at 5.6% in the
current FY year (2014-15).
Honda two wheeler plant in Gujarat: Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India
will invest Rs. 1,100 crore to set up a two-wheeler plant at Vithalapur village in
Ahmedabad district, Gujarat.
Subroto Cup: Greenwood High School from Nagaland lifted the Under-14
boys trophy in the 55th Subroto Cup International Football Tournament.
Sunkbir Singh Badal Committee: Punjab government has made organizing
committee of 5th Kabaddi World Cup for smooth conduct of mega sports
event. The 5th Kabaddi World Cup is set to be played from December 6 to
December 20, 2014 in Punjab.
Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will visit India later
this month. Mark Zuckerberg will also meet with Prime Minister Narendra
Modi and will be in India to address the first Internet.org meet take place in
New Delhi.
Gorakhpur, UP: Krishak Express and Lucknow-Barauni Express collided
near Gorakhpur station at Nandnagar railway station crossing. At least 14
passengers killed in this accident.
Pollachi Mahalingam: Noted industrialist, educationist and Philanthropist
Pollachi Mahalingam passed away at the age of 91.

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Asian Games 2014: Indian completed a golden double on the Kabaddi, for
the second successive edition of the Asian Games after the man and
womens teams defeated Iran to win gold in South Korea.
Indian Railway, Tatkal Scheme: Railway has decided to sell half of the
Tatkal quota tickets in popular trains by dynamic fare pricing system. After
booking of the first 50% of the Tatkal quota under the present scheme,
railways would offer the remaining 50% seats as premium Tatkal ticket
scheme based on dynamics pricing.
Martin Perl: A Noble Prize winning physicist Martin Perl has died at the age
of 87.
General Motors, US: US auto giant General Motors will invest a $14 billion in
China over the next five years and open five new plants. General Motors CEO
is Mary T. Barra.
Times Higher Education World Rankings, 2014: The Indian Institute of
Science (IISc) Bangalore and Punjab University are the only two Indian
institutes which have made it to the top 300 institute of the world as Times
World rankings
Origin of AIDS found: An international team of scientists, led by University of
Leuven in Belgium and Oxford University, has reconstructed the genetic
history of the HIV-1 group M pandemic, study reveals that HIV pandemic first
started in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1920.
Justin Gatlin, US: American sprinter Justin Gatlin, unbeaten this season, is a
candidate for International association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) world
athlete of the year award.
17th Asian Games, Incheon 2014: Indian finished in 8th position with 57
medals (11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze) in the Asian Games 2014. China
has finished at top position in the medal tally list with 343 medals followed by
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South Korea with 234 medals. Diversity Shines Here was the official slogan
of the Games.
Rajasthan: Rajasthan became the first state of India to start Olive refinery.
The refinery established at an expense of 3.75 crore rupees in Lunkaransar
area of Bikaner.
PM Narendra Modi, Mann Ki Baat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has
addressed the countrymen over radio for the first time in his programme
Mann Ki Baat. Mann Ki Baat is a new initiative of Narendra Modi to reach
out maximum people.
Patnas Gandhi Maidan: The place is in news as a tragedy occurred at
Gandhi Maidan in Patna, Bihar during the celebration of Dussehra. In the
tragedy at least 32 people were killed and about 15 were injured.
Australia: The Australian Cabinet has given its approval for fighter jets to join
the US-led military action against Islamic State militants targets in Iraq.
Kosuke Hagino: Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino has been named as the
most valuable player (MVP) of the 17th Asian Games.
Dongfeng 31B: China has flight-tested an upgraded version of its 10,000
km range Dongfeng 31B missile. The Dongfeng 31B is an upgraded
version of the Dongfeng 31A.
LIC, India: Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) has received more than Rs
11,500 crore in income tax refunds and a big portion of the amount would be
passed on to policyholders, an official said.
BHEL: Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has bagged a contract worth Rs
359 crore for setting up a plant power distribution system package for an
NMDC steel plant in Chhattisgarh.
Cipla, India: Drug Company Cipla has signed an agreement with its Iranian
distributer to set up a manufacturing unit in Iran.
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Rashid Khan: Delhi boy Rashid Khan has bagged the PGTI Eagleburg Golf
Masters title. PGTI Eagleburg Masters (Super Series Event) was held in
Bangalore.
Alex Younger: Britain has named Alex Younger as the next chief of MI6
Secret Intelligence Service (SIS). The MI6 is known as Military Intelligence,
Section 6.
California: California governor Edmund Brown has signed a new bill that
bans plastic shopping bags, making California the first U.S. state to officially
prohibit stores from handling them.
Thomas Kailath: Indian origin Stanford University professor Thomas Kailath
has been nominated for the US top National Medal of Science. This is the
highest Science award of America.
Maria Sharapova: A professional tennis player Maria Sharapova of Russia
has won the womens singles title of tennis China Open, 2014 by beating
Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic.
Japanese Grand Prix, 2014: Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton
of Britain has won the Japanese Grand Prix, 2014 at Suzuka Circuit.
Champion League Twenty20, 2014: Champion Super Kings (CSK) has won
the Champion League Twenty20, 2014 by defeating Kolkata Knight Riders
(KKR) in the final. Suresh Raina has been selected for Golden Bat award.
Best bowler award has won by Sunil Narine.
Geraldine Mock: Geraldine Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the
world, has died at the age of 88 at Florida, US.
Shahrukh Khan: Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan has been honoured
with Global Diversity Award 2014 by British parliament for his contribution in
cinema.

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Kie Nishikori: Japan professional tennis player Kie Nishikori has claimed
WTA Japan Open title by defeating Milos Raonic in the final.

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