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search and investigation Ans: 1 Q. Recently the RBI enhanced 1 Marginal standing facility 2 Liquidity Adjustment facility 3 Both 1 and 2 4 None of the above Ans: 1 Q. Which of the following nation tops the list of top 10 nations in Global Competitiveness Index 2012-13? 1 2 3 4 Switzerland Singapore Finland Sweden Ans: 1 Q. World Bank has projected India's GDP growth for the financial year 2015 at 1 2 3 4 6.2% 6.5% 6.7% 6.9% Ans: 3 Q. Union Government has decided to launch 'National Urban Aajeevika Mission' in 2013-14 for poverty alleviation, in urban areas. This programme will replace 1 2 3 4 Nehru Rojgar Yojana Prime Minister Rojgar Yojana Swarna Jayanti Sahari Rojgar Yojana None of the above Ans: 3 Q. Union Cabinet has approved to launch National Urban Health Mission(NUHM). This will cover the cities having population more than 1 2 3 4 50 thousand 75 thousand 1 lakh 1.25 lakh Ans: 1 Q. The new Director-General (w.e.f. September 1,2013) of world Trade Organisation(WTO) is 1 2 3 4 Pascal Lamy Roberto Azevedo Jim Yong Kim Christine Lagarde Ans: 2

Q. The New Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG), taken charge on may23,2013 is 1 2 3 4 Nirbhay Sharma Radha Krishan Mathur Shashi Kant Sharma Vinod Rai Ans: 3 Q. The new Director-General of WTO Mr. Roberto Azevedo belongs to 1 2 3 4 Brazil France Thailand New Zeland Ans: 1 Q. Government has constituted an expert group for defining clearly the two terms 'FDI' and 'FII' under the chairmanship of 1 2 3 4 Arvind Mayaram M.B.N.Rao Mukul Mudgal Deepak Parekh Ans: 1 Q. NCEAR has projected India's GDP growth for the year 2013-14 at 1 2 3 4 5.6% 5.8% 6.2% 6.4% Ans: 3 Q. In the ranking of top-10 country's most valued companies which of the following company tops the list? 1 2 3 4 ONGC TCS RIL ITC Ans: 1 Q. "Gwadar Port" was recently in news which developed and operated by China handing over by which of the following country? 1 2 3 4 Srilanka Pakistan Bangladesh Vietnam Ans: 2 Q. Hasan Rouhani was recently in news as new president of which country? 1 2 3 4 Iraq Libya Iran Egypt Ans: 3

Q. Who among the following is not the SAARC Goodwill Ambassador for HIV/AIDS? 1 2 3 4 Ms Runa Laila Shri Ajay Devgan Ms. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Amir Khan Ans: 4 Q. Who is the current Chairperson of CBDT? 1 2 3 4 Poonam Kishore Saxena Deepa Krishhnan Dr. Sudha Sharma Smt. Anita Kapur Ans: 3 Q. Robert Mugabe was recently in news, he is belonging from which of the following country? 1 2 3 4 South Africa Zimbabwe Republic of Kenya Fuji Ans: 2 Q. Which one among the following regarding G-20 is not correct? 1 2 3 4 A group of developed countries An integral part of the United National Outside the World Bank and IMF An offshoot of G-7 Ans: 1 Q. Which one among the following was added in the year 2012 in the list of World Heritage Sites of the UNESCO? 1 2 3 4 Western Ghat Agra Fort Ajanta Cavesa Meenakshi Temple Ans: 1 Q. Who among the following is/are the Indian Writer(s) shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for the year 2013? 1. Amitabh Ghosh 2. Jeet Thayil 3. Uday Prakash select the correct answer using the code given below: 1 2 3 4 1, 2 and 3 1 and 2 only 2 and 3 only 1 only Ans: 1 Human Poverty Index(HPI) developed by UNDP is based on which of the following deprivations? 1.Income deprivation 2.Literacy deprivation 3.Social service deprivation 4.Employment deprivation

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1,2,3 and 4 1,2 and 3 only 1,3 and 4 only 2 and 4 only Ans: 2

Q. In Census 2011, which if the following registered the minimum density (per/sq km)? 1 2 3 4 Arunachal Pradesh Sikkim Nagaland Mizoram Ans: 1 Q. As per census 2011,Kerala holds the maximum sex ratio among states which stands at 1 2 3 4 1084 1065 1092 1051 Ans: 1 Q. Which of the following state has the maximum urban population as per the final data of Census 2011? 1 2 3 4 Rajasthan Gujarat Maharashtra Punjab Ans: 3 Q. The Work Participation Rate(WPR) for the country in Census 2011 has been worked out at 1 2 3 4 45.2% 42.3% 38.7% 39.8% Ans: 4 Q. The growth rate of population as per the final data of Census 2011 during 2001-11 stood at 1 2 3 4 15.5% 17.7% 18.3% 16.9% Ans: 2 Q. Female literacy in the country, as per final Census data 2011, stands at 1 2 3 4 64.6% 70.3% 62.5% 68.2% Ans: 1

Q. Scientist of which country created the smallest droplets of the world? 1 2 3 4 USA UK Poland Switzerland Ans: 4 Q. Which company on May 15, 2013 achieved 50 billion apps download milestone? 1 2 3 4 Google Microsoft Apple Yahoo Ans: 3 Q. Name the first Indigenous developed Rotavirus Vaccine of India is 1 2 3 4 Rotomid Ratavac Rotacid Rotovac Ans: 2 The European Union made decision in May 2013 to impose a continent wide ban on thepesticide namely neonicotinoids to help which species of insects? 1 2 3 4 Ants Butter Flies Honey Bees Earth worm Ans: 3 Q. What is the name of world's ultra light substance created by Zhejiang University in China? 1 2 3 4 Lead Carbon Aerogel Granite Carbon Nanotubes Ans: 2 Q. The US scientist team found the mechanism which is responsible for the ageing process. Where is this mechanism located? 1 2 3 4 Inside Skin Inside Heart Inside Brain Inside Face Ans: 3 Q. "Half a Life" is a novel by which of the following authors? 1 2 3 4 Salman Rushdi V. S. Naipaul Amitabha Ghosh Chetan Bhagat

Ans: 2 Q. Who has won the Golden Ball in Champions Trophy 2013? 1 2 3 4 Shikhar Dhawan Virat Kohli Ravindra Jadeja Suresh Raina Ans: 3 Q. Who has won the Golden Bat in Champions Trophy 2013? 1 2 3 4 Ravindra Jadeja Shikhar Dhawan Virat Kohli M. S. Dhoni Ans: 2 Q. The person who become the first Indian Circumnavigate Globe Solo and non-stop on a sail boat 1 2 3 4 Hari Ram Kumar Lt. Cdr. Abhilash Tomy Lt. Ramadose None of them Ans: 2 Q. Which day has been declared by United Nation General Assembly as the World Autism Awareness Day ? 1 2 3 4 April 2 May 5 March 3 June 15 Ans: 1 Q. The Fifth Summit of BRICS was held on March 26-27, 2013 in 1 2 3 4 New Delhi (India) Moscow (Russia) Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Durban (South Africa) Ans: 4 Q. In which of the following city, the first women Post Office in the country has been established in March 2013? 1 2 3 4 Mumbai Kolkata New Delhi Chennai Ans: 3 The International Newspaper which had won four Pulitzer Prize on April 15, 2013 including the award for investigative reporting for stories 1 The Washington Post

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The Telegraph New Work Times The Sun Ans: 3

Q. Kovvada Nuclear Power Plant which was recently in news is being set up in 1 2 3 4 Karnataka Andhra Pradesh Chhattisgarh Odisa Ans: 2 Q. Which country reached an agreement with Kosovo on overcoming ethnic enmities? 1 2 3 4 Macedoonia Serbia France Albania Ans: 2 Q. The International Day for Biological Diversity was observed on 1 2 3 4 25th May 24th May 23rd May 22nd May Ans: 4 Q. The largest biogas plant of the world was inaugurated in March 2013 in 1 2 3 4 USA Ireland Finland Germany Ans: 3 Q. Who was appointed as the Chairman of the Asian forum of Parliamentarians on Population and development on April 11, 2013 at Bangkok? 1 2 3 4 Hamid Ansari P. J. Kurien Mamta Sharma Ila Bhat Ans: 2 Q. The President of India Mr. Pranab Mukherjee on April 30, 2013 inaugurated the 14 mega watt Solar Power Project at 1 2 3 4 Nashik Sri Nagar Deoghar Hyderabad Ans: 3 Q. China recently became ________ arms exporter.

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The world's second largest The world's fourth largest The world's fifth largest The world's sixth largest Ans: 3

Q. Which research centre announced that it was developing the largest magnet of the world (weight would be 50000 tons)? 1 2 3 4 NASA, USA Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India CERN, Geneva ISRO, India Ans: 2 Q. Which compost plant become the first in India to receive carbon credit worth Rs.25 lakh from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change? 1 2 3 4 Mumbai Compost Plant Kanpur Composting PLant Rotopala Composting Plant Okhla Compost PLant Ans: 4 Which Malaysian budget carrier to launch the new airline along with Tata Group and Telestra Tradeplace? 1 2 3 4 Jet Star Tiger Airways Air Asia Cebu Pacific Ans: 3 Q. Name the two PSUs, which were granted the Maharatna status by the Union Government of India in February 2013? 1 2 3 4 ONGC and NTPC BHEL and GAIL ONGC and GAIL Coal India and SAIL Ans: 2 Q. Who has won the "Entrepreneur of ManagementAssociation in New Delhi? 1 2 3 4 Mr. Ratan Tata Mr. Narayan Murti Mr. Mukesh Ambani Mr. Sunil Mittal Ans: 3 Q. Who is the winner of prestigious Jnanpith award for the 2012? 1 2 3 4 Amar Kant (Hindi) Dr. Ravuri Bharadwaja (Telgu) Pratibha Ray (Odia) Shrilal Shukla (Hindi) Ans: 2 the Decade" award conferred by All India

Q. The proposed allocation for the newly launched "National Livestock Mission" in the Union Budget 2013-14 is 1 2 3 4 Rs.304 crore Rs.300 crore Rs.310 crore Rs.307 crore Ans: 4 Q. To encourage farmers to switch to alternative crops from rice and wheat, the Budget 2013-14 has pledged 1 2 3 4 Rs.700 crore Rs.600 crore Rs.500 crore Rs.400 crore Ans: 3 Q. The Budget 2013-14 has proposed to allocate for urban transportation under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) a sum of 1 2 3 4 Rs.14,873 crore Rs.13,873 crore Rs.12,873 crore Rs.10,873 crore Ans: 1 Q. In the Budget 2013-14, how much money has been allocated to the Ministry of Science and Technology? 1 2 3 4 Rs.5,275 crore Rs.7,275 crore Rs.6,275 crore Rs.8,275 crore Ans: 3 Q. How much money has been allocated to the Ministry of Minorities Affairs in the Budget 201314? 1 2 3 4 Rs.3,912 crore Rs.3,511 crore Rs.5,511 crore Rs.4,511 crore Ans: 2 Q. Agriculture and allied activities, according to the Economic Survey 2012-13, accounted for Gross Domestic Products 1 2 3 4 14.1 % 13 % 14 % 14.2 % Ans: 1 Q. The Railway Budget 2013-14 has proposed to introduce a new hyper luxury class to be called 1 2 3 Udaan Anand Apoorva

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Q. According to the 12th Five-Year Plan, India should bring Infant Mortality Rate by the end ofthe Plan down to 1 2 3 4 27 28 26 25 Ans: 2 Q. By the end of the Plan, the 12th Five-Year Plan aims to train under the Skill Development Mission 1 2 3 4 40 million individuals 30 million individuals 50 million individuals 45 million individuals Ans: 3 Q. The projected average level of the domestic savings rate for the 12th Plan is 1 2 3 4 35.2 % 34.6% 34.2 % 30.1 % Ans: 3 Q. According to the Census 2011, the percentage of Urban Indians connected to a piped sewer system is 1 2 3 4 32.7 % 34.6 % 46.4 % 50.3 % Ans: 1 Q. Which film has bagged the National Film Award for best feature film? 1 2 3 4 Anumati Paan Singh Tomar Dhag Spirit Ans: 2 Q. Who has won the National Film Award as best actor? 1 2 3 4 Irrfan Khan & Vikram Gokhale Shivaji Lotan Kamal Hasan Ranbir Kapoor Ans: 1 Q. Who has bagged the National Film Award as best actress? 1 2 3 Priyanka Chopra Ananya Chatterjee Usha Jadhav

Arundhuti Nag Ans: 3

Q. The 24th Arab League Summit got underway in which of the following city 1 2 3 4 Dubai Doha Khartun Cairo Ans: 2 Q. Who is the head of the panel on Energy Security constituted by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas? 1 2 3 4 C. Ranjarajan Montek Singh Ahluwalia Vijay Kelkar Kaushik Basu Ans: 3 Q. Which of the following states has bagged the National Tourism Award? 1 2 3 4 Assam Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra Andhra Pradesh Ans: 4 Q. Asia's largest Solar Power Project set at which of the following cities? 1 2 3 4 Jaipur Nagpur Jodhpur Bikaner Ans: 3 Q. India has signed the Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) on March 28, 2013 at Bern, Switzerland with which of the following country? 1 2 3 4 Switzerland Liechtenstein Mauritius Finland Ans: 2 Q. United Nation has released "One Women" album on the occasion of International Women's Day. Name the Indian Artist who was the member of this album? 1 2 3 4 A. R. Rahaman Anoushka Shankar Mallika Sarabhai Amzad Ali Khan Ans: 2 Q. The Government of India and the RBI to introduce one billion pieces of Rs. 10 notes in polymer/plastic on a field trial basis. The field trial will be conducted in five cities. Which of the following is not among them? 1 2 Shimla Jaipur

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Nagpur Bhubaneswar Ans: 3

Q. On 12th March 2013 the President of India Mr. Pranab Mukherjee attending the celebration of 45th Anniversary of Independence of which country? 1 2 3 4 Maldive Sri Lanka Vietnaam Mauritius Ans: 4 Q. On February 14th 2013 India has conclude $6 billion Missile deal with which country? 1 2 3 4 Russia France England USA Ans: 2 Q. The first indigenously developed weaponised helicopter was handed over to Indian Army on 8th February 2013 is 1 2 3 4 Rudra Varun Chetak Indra Ans: 1 Q. Mata Jijabai Award for 2012 was given to 1 2 3 4 Smt. Omana T.K Ms. Sonika Agarwal Smt. Olga Dmello Smt. Guramma H. Sankina Ans: 2 Q. Devi Ahilyabai Holkar award, 2012 confer to 1 2 3 4 Smt. Pranita Talukdar Smt. Omana T.K Smt. Olga Dmello Smt. Guramma H. Sankina Ans: 3

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