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Ques. : 1 As the govt has paved the way for the foreign universities to open campuses in India, which of the following conditions have been imposed for the same? 1) To qualify for setting up campuses in India, foreign varsities should figure in top 400 global universities rankings by various agencies. 3) Under the non-repatriation clause, foreign varsities cannot remit surpluses from Indian operation to parent country. 5) None of the above 2) These universities are required to maintain a minimum corpus of Rs 25 crore. 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 2 Which of the following domestic auto makers of India forayed into Indonesia with its wholly-owned subsidiary in an attempt to grow its overseas markets? 1) Mahindra and Mahindra 3) Force Motors 5) None of these 2) Tata Motors 4) Ashok Leyland Ans.) 2

Ques. : 3 Which of the following banks overtook State Bank of India (SBI) in terms of market capitalisation to become the country's second-most valuable bank recently? 1) HDFC Bank 3) Axis Bank 5) Bank of Baroda 2) ICICI Bank 4) Canara Bank Ans.) 2

Ques. : 4 The Union Health Ministry has decided to expand the NPCDCS programme to all districts of country in 12th Plan. This programme aims at preventing which of the following diseases? 1) Cancer 3) Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke 5) Only 1) and 3) 2) Diabetes 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 5 India extended USD144mn line of credit to which of the following countries for development of power transmission and distribution projects and reduce the gap of power shortage in the country? 1) Serbia 3) Bolivia 5) None of these 2) Estonia 4) Liberia Ans.) 4

Ques. : 6 Who among the following was conferred the prestigious Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development recently? 1) Tawakel Karman
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2) Tawakel Karman
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3) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf 5) None of these

4) Leymah Gbowee Ans.) 3

Ques. : 7 Under the Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account (BSBDA) scheme of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), any individual, including those from weaker section of the society, can open zero balance account in which of the following banks? 1) Public sector banks 3) Foreign banks operating in India 5) Only 1) and 2) 2) Private sector banks 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 8 To avoid the US military intervention, Syria agreed for which of the following proposed by Russia? 1) To allow US to acquire and destroy its chemical 2) To place its chemical weapons stocks under weapons stocks. international control. 3) To reduce its chemical weapons stocks to minimum possible level. 5) None of these 4) Not to use chemical weapons against the rebels further. Ans.) 2

Ques. : 9 The Union Health Ministry has roped in who among the following as the brand ambassador for its tobacco control programme? 1) Rahul Dravid 3) Yuvraj Singh 5) None of these 2) Sachin Tendulkar 4) Virat Kohli Ans.) 1

Ques. : 10 Consider the following statements with respect to India's Mars mission to be launched in Oct-Nov 2013 and choose the correct statement(s): 2) The mission will explore Mars surface for 1) It is Indias very first inter-planetary Mars Orbiter methane that will reveal any traces of life in the red mission. planet. 3) The spacecraft will take nine months to reach Mars, situated around 280 million kilometers away from Earth and it will take the ground centres 40 4) Only 2) and 3) minutes to receive and send signals to the spacecraft. 5) All 1), 2) and 3) Ans.) 5

Ques. : 11 A committee headed by M Damodaran, former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), submitted its recommendations recently. The Committee was set up to look into which of the following issues? 1) Banking Customer Service 3) New bank licences 5) None of these 2) Security of online transactions 4) Regulation of microfinance institutions Ans.) 1

Ques. : 12 The govt has approved a proposal to invest in World Bank bonds which will help India get additional funding for infrastructure projects. What amount will India
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invest in the bonds? 1) USD 3.2 bn 3) USD 6.8 bn 5) None of these 2) USD 4.3 bn 4) USD 11.3 bn Ans.) 2

Ques. : 13 After the successful initial public offering (IPO) by Facebook, which of the following social networking sites has decide to go public with its IPO recently? 1) WorldFloat 3) Renren 5) None of these 2) Myspace 4) Twitter Ans.) 4

Ques. : 14 The govt, under the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS), provides incentives to the companies investing in which of the following industries? 1) Sipping 3) Renewable Energy 5) None of these 2) Electronics 4) Agriculture Ans.) 2

Ques. : 15 Consider the following statements in the context of long-awaited decision by the US administration for conditional authorisation to export domestically produced LNG and choose the correct statement(s): 1) The US has granted conditional authorisation to export domestically produced LNG to countries 2) The exports have been permitted from a that do not have Free Trade Agreement with terminal, where India's GAIL has a major stake. America. 3) The commencement of supply is expected to start from 2017-18. 5) None of the above 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 16 The First Sree Narayana Guru Global Secular and Peace Award 2013 was conferred to who among the following? 1) Oommen Chandy 3) Jayalalithaa Jayaram 5) None of these 2) Shashi Tharoor 4) N Chandrababu Naidu Ans.) 2

Ques. : 17 Who among the following has been elected as the Regional Director of World Health Organisation's South-East Asia Region (SEAR)? India occupied the post after a gap of 44 years. 1) C Mani 3) PK Pradhan 5) None of these 2) Poonam Khetarpal Singh 4) Sharat Chauhan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 18 The international day for preservation of Ozone layer is observed on which of the following dates? It commemorates the signing of the Montreal Protocol. 1) 14 Sep
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2) 14 Oct
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3) 14 Nov 5) None of these

4) 14 Dec Ans.) 1

Ques. : 19 The Vice President Hamid Ansari released a book titled India and Malaysia : Interwined Strands recently. This book is authored by who among the following? 1) Nirupama Rao 3) Shivshankar Menon 5) None of these 2) Veena Sikri 4) Ranjan Mathai Ans.) 2

Ques. : 20 As per the latest data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which of the following states has emerged as the top investment destination in India during 2012-13? 1) Karnataka 3) Maharashtra 5) None of these 2) Gujarat 4) Odisha Ans.) 4

Ques. : 21 The health ministers of the South-East Asian countries adopted the New Delhi Declaration on High Blood Pressure at the 31st meeting of WHO-SEAR in New Delhi recently. WHO-SEAR comprises ______member countries. 1) 09 3) 11 5) None of these 2) 10 4) 13 Ans.) 3

Ques. : 22 In the biggest vehicle recall since the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (Siam) introduced a voluntary recall policy, which of the following automakers has announced to recall 166,021 units of its hatchback and sedan? 1) General Motors 3) Ford India 5) None of these 2) Tata Motors 4) Renault Ans.) 3

Ques. : 23 The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) allowed foreign institutional investors (FIIs) to invest directly in the debt market in India recently. What is the investment limit for FIIs to invest in govt debt? 1) USD 10 bn 3) USD 30 bn 5) None of these 2) USD 20 bn 4) USD 50 bn Ans.) 3

Ques. : 24 The Central govt called a meeting of the National Integration Council (NIC) to discuss how to combat communalism and casteism in the country in the present scenario. Who among the following are the members of the Council? 1) Chief Ministers of all States and Union Territories 3) Union Ministers 5) Only 1) and 3)
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2) Leaders of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha 4) All the above Ans.) 4
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Ques. : 25 The Sri Lankas President Mahinda Rajapaksa inaugurated the train service to Northern Province of the country which was destroyed 23 years ago. This project was executed with full grant assistance from which of the following countries? 1) US 3) China 5) None of these 2) Japan 4) India Ans.) 4

Ques. : 26 Examine the following with respect to insurance repositories launched by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) recently and identify the correct statement(s): 1) The insurance repository system is the first of its kind in the world. 3) The objective of creating an insurance repository is to provide policyholders a facility to keep insurance policies in electronic form. 5) None of the above 2) The insurers will be allowed to enter into agreements with one or more repositories. 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 27 The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh handed over keys of more than 8 thousand houses built for slum dwellers at Dhanas village of Union Territory of Chandigarh recently. Fitted with all modern amenities, these housed have been built under 1) JNNURM 3) Rajiv Awas Yojana 5) None of these 2) Bharat Nirman 4) Indira Awaas Yojana Ans.) 1

Ques. : 28 After being found guilty of spot-fixing during IPL 6, the tainted cricketers have been punished by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Which of the following is correctly matched in this regard? 1) S Sreesanth Life ban 3) Harmeet Singh Let off for lack of strong evidence against him 5) All the above 2) Ankeet Chavan Life ban 4) Siddharth Trivedi One-year suspension Ans.) 5

Ques. : 29 As announced by the Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, the seventh AIIMS-like institute will come up at which of the following places? 1) Rae Bareilly 3) Cuttack 5) None of these 2) Indore 4) Raipur Ans.) 1

Ques. : 30 Who among the following has authored the recently published book titled Fractured Times ? 1) Robert Galbraith 3) Mark Leibovich 5) None of these 2) Eric Hobsbawm 4) Reza Aslan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 31 The International Day of Democracy is observed on which of the following days internationally?
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1) 15 Sep 3) 17 Sep 5) None of these

2) 16 Sep 4) 18 Sep Ans.) 1

Ques. : 32 Which of the following countries is all set to become nuclear free as it started the process to switch off its last working nuclear reactor recently with no restart in sight due to public hostility towards atomic power? 1) Sweden 3) Norway 5) None of these 2) Japan 4) Germany Ans.) 2

Ques. : 33 Consider the following statements with respect to the nuclear-capable 'Agni-V' missile tested for second time recently and choose the correct statement(s): 2) It is a three stage, solid propellant missile fitted 1) It is the fifth and the last missile under the Agni with new technologies in terms of navigation and series. guidance, warhead and engine. 3) It is a surface-to-surface missile, which can carry a nuclear warhead of more than one tonne and is capable of striking a range of more than 5000 km. 5) Only 2) and 3) 4) All the above Ans.) 5

Ques. : 34 The Nai Duniya Awards for Excellence was presented by the Vice President of India M Hamid Ansari recently to outstanding media persons for their contribution in 1) Urdu Journalism 3) Bengali Journalism 5) None of these 2) Hindi Journalism 4) Oriya Journalism Ans.) 1

Ques. : 35 The union cabinet approved a proposal to invest $4.3 billion in bonds of IBRD, an arm of the World Bank. Expand the term IBRD. 1) International Bank for Reconciliation and Development 3) International Bank for Renovation and Development 5) None of these 2) International Bank for Restructuring and Development 4) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development Ans.) 4

Ques. : 36 The International Conference on Public Health Priorities in the 21st Century: the Endgame for Tobacco was held at which of the following places recently? 1) Bangalore 3) New Delhi 5) None of these 2) Hyderabad 4) Kolkata Ans.) 3

Ques. : 37 According to a new research commissioned by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, what portion of the food produced for human consumption in the world is lost or wasted?
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1) Two-third 3) One-third 5) None of these

2) Half 4) One-fourth Ans.) 3

Ques. : 38 The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has formed a nine-member committee to examine the recommendations made by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on pricing of spectrum. Who is heading the Committee? 1) Sadhana Dixit 3) SC Misra 5) None of these 2) Nirmala Dev 4) Anil Kaushal Ans.) 4

Ques. : 39 During the recent visit of the foreign minister to which of the following countries India committed to provide all possible assistance in the field of renewable energy to the country? 1) Cambodia 3) Thailand 5) None of these 2) Chile 4) Portugal Ans.) 2

Ques. : 40 Who among the following has authored the book titled The Seagull and the Urn? 1) Subarno Chattarji 3) Shome Dasgupta 5) None of these 2) S Hussain Zaidi 4) Amish Tripathi Ans.) 3

Ques. : 41 The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) tightened regulations governing non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) lending against gold jewellery. Which of the following is correct in this regard? 1) Strict documentation for high value loans against gold and prohibition of misleading advertisements by NBFCs such as gold loans in 2-3 minutes. 3) The auction of the gold for non-payment of the loan only after five years from the date of commencement of loan and that also with the written permission of debtor. 5) Only 1) and 3) 2) It has been made mandatory for NBFC to obtain prior approval of the RBI to open branches exceeding 1000.

4) Only 1) and 2) Ans.) 4

Ques. : 42 Who among the following has topped the annual Forbes list of the 400 wealthiest Americans released recently? 1) Larry Page 3) Mark Zuckerberg 5) Warren Buffett 2) Michael Dell 4) Bill Gates Ans.) 4

Ques. : 43 Which of the following Bollywood actors has been conferred the 'Pride of the Nation' award constituted by Anti Terrorist Front, a forum chaired by MS Bitta?
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1) John Abraham 3) Ajay Devgan 5) None of these

2) Shahrukh Khan 4) Amitabh Bachchan Ans.) 1

Ques. : 44 Name the Indian wrestler who won a silver medal in the 55 kg category at World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary recently? 1) Amit Kumar Dahiya 3) Arun Kumar 5) None of these 2) Satyawart Kadian 4) Sushil Kumar Ans.) 1

Ques. : 45 The tropical storm Ingrid hit which of the following countries recently flooding towns and cities, cutting off highways and setting off deadly landslides and killing several people? 1) US 3) Canada 5) None of these 2) Japan 4) Mexico Ans.) 4

Ques. : 46 The Durand Cup is associated with which of the following games? 1) Hockey 3) Football 5) None of these 2) Cricket 4) Golf Ans.) 3

Ques. : 47 The Eklavya model residential schools are being set up by the govt for which of the following types of students? At present, 111 out of 158 sanctioned schools have become fully functional. 1) Children of landless labourers 3) Girl students 5) None of these 2) Tribal students 4) Students with interest in sports Ans.) 2

Ques. : 48 Nina Davuluri has become the first woman of Indian-origin to win 2014 crown of which of the following beauty contests recently? 1) Miss Canada 3) Miss America 5) None of these 2) Miss Australia 4) Miss China Ans.) 3

Ques. : 49 The Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) has pegged India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth at what per cent during the current financial year (2013-14)? 1) 4.4 per cent 3) 5.3 per cent 5) None of these 2) 4.7 per cent 4) 5.5 per cent Ans.) 3

Ques. : 50 The South East Asian Regional Organisation (SEARO), one of WHO's six regional offices, has its headquarters in which of the following cities? 1) New Delhi
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2) Kathmandu
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3) Bangkok 5) None of these

4) Jakarta Ans.) 1

Ques. : 51 Dilma Rousseff called off her state visit to US in the aftermath of the revelations that the America spied on her. She is the president of which of the following countries at present? 1) Argentina 3) South Africa 5) None of these 2) Brazil 4) Malaysia Ans.) 2

Ques. : 52 Which of the following states is on top in terms of the Aadhaar enrolment and is all set to become the first state in the country with a 100 per cent Aadhaar enrolment? 1) Tripura 3) Kerala 5) None of these 2) Himachal Pradesh 4) Delhi Ans.) 3

Ques. : 53 The Indian market regulator, SEBI has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with its counterpart CNV to promote mutual assistance and exchange information related to securities markets in both the countries. CNV belongs to 1) Spain 3) Latvia 5) None of these 2) Norway 4) Argentina Ans.) 4

Ques. : 54 In a bid to protect the domestic industry, the govt has increased the import duty on gold and silver jewellery from 10 per cent to 1) 11 per cent 3) 15 per cent 5) None of these 2) 12 per cent 4) 18 per cent Ans.) 3

Ques. : 55 The supreme court of which of the following countries handed down death penalty to fundamentalist Abdul Quader Mollah for war crimes recently? 1) Myanmar 3) Afghanistan 5) None of these 2) Bangladesh 4) China Ans.) 2

Ques. : 56 Name the Indian wrestler who won bronze in the 60kg freestyle category at World Wrestling championships held in Budapest, Hungry recently? 1) Bajrang Kumar 3) Sushil Kumar 5) Amit Kumar 2) Satyawart Kadian 4) Pawan Kumar Ans.) 1

Ques. : 57 India is pitching for its full membership in the central Asia security grouping Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). Which of the following countries is NOT a member of SCO as of now?
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1) Kyrgyzstan 3) Afghanistan 5) Russia

2) Kazakhstan 4) China Ans.) 3

Ques. : 58 Which of the following statements is/are NOT correct with respect to the recommendations made by the M Damodaran Committee on consumer-friendly measures in banking? 1) A guaranteed payment of up to Rs 5 lakh (raised from Rs 1 lakh) under deposit insurance to an account holder if a bank fails. 3) A third-party Know Your Customer data bank. 5) None of the above 2) No liability on customer for losses in ATM and online transactions and instant blocking of ATM card through SMS for lost/misused cards. 4) Compensation for delayed return or loss of title deeds in the custody of banks. Ans.) 5

Ques. : 59 The Central Govt has approved a special package of Rs 1000 crore to strengthen sports infrastructure in which of the following states recently? 1) Uttar Pradesh 3) Jharkhand 5) Jammu and Kashmir 2) Himachal Pradesh 4) Chhattisgarh Ans.) 5

Ques. : 60 Tony Abbott was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of which of the following countries recently? 1) Norway 3) Australia 5) None of these 2) Spain 4) Canada Ans.) 3

Ques. : 61 The UN agency, OPCW, is associated with the implementation of a global treaty on banning 1) Land mines 3) Biological weapons 5) None of these 2) Nuclear weapons 4) Chemical weapons Ans.) 4

Ques. : 62 Who among the following is the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Japan at present? 1) Pawan Kumar Bansal 3) Manish Tiwari 5) None of these 2) Ashwani Kumar 4) Ambika Soni Ans.) 2

Ques. : 63 The aviation authorities of the US barred President Nicolas Maduro headed to China from flying through countrys airspace recently. Maduro is the president of which of the following countries at present? 1) Venezuela 3) Indonesia 5) None of these
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2) Egypt 4) Vietnam Ans.) 1


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Ques. : 64 The US central bank Federal Reserve, in its recent policy review, left its stimulus programme unchanged. Under its bond-purchase programme, the bank is currently purchasing bonds worth _______every month. 1) USD 55 bn 3) USD 85 bn 5) None of these 2) USD 75 bn 4) USD 95 bn Ans.) 3

Ques. : 65 Name the cyclist who became the planet's fastest cyclist paddling his cycle to record 133.78 kph speed recently. 1) Sebastiaan Bowier 3) Wouter Lion 5) None of these 2) Wil Baselmans 4) Sam Wittingham Ans.) 1

Ques. : 66 Which of the following teams won the Durand Cup Football tournament recently? The team won the cup after a gap of 73 years. 1) ONGC 3) Churchill Brothers 5) None of these 2) Mohammedan Sporting 4) Mohun Bagan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 67 Tigmanshu Dhulia won the best director award at the 11th Norway Bollywood Film Festival held in Oslo recently for his film 1) Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns 3) Paan Singh Tomar 5) None of these 2) Kahaani 4) Talaash Ans.) 3

Ques. : 68 Jaywant Lele, who passed away recently, was a former secretary of 1) AIFF 3) BCCI 5) None of these 2) IOA 4) BAI Ans.) 3

Ques. : 69 Which of the following Indian industrial houses has applied for setting up a domestic airline in collaboration with the Singapore Airlines with an initial investment of $100 mn? 1) KK Birla Group 3) Reliance Industries 5) None of these 2) Ruia Group 4) Tata Group Ans.) 4

Ques. : 70 Name the bank which will pay a total of $920 mn in fine to US and UK regulators for trading losses met by traders that shook the financial world in 2012? 1) HSBC 3) CITI Bank 5) None of these 2) JPMorgan 4) Standard Chartered Ans.) 2

Ques. : 71 . In which of the following countries, recently, masked terrorists stormed into a packed shopping mall and opened indiscriminate firing killing at least 68 people and injuring over 100?
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1) Pakistan 3) Kenya 5) None of these

2) Syria 4) China Ans.) 3

Ques. : 72 Iran finally took control of its civilian nuclear reactor at Bushehr recently. Iran has completed this project with the help from which of the following countries? 1) Russia 3) China 5) None of these 2) France 4) South Korea Ans.) 1

Ques. : 73 The ousted and scandal-tainted politician of China, Bo Xilai, has been sentenced by a court to 1) Death 3) Life imprisonment 5) None of these 2) Suspended death 4) 30 years jail term Ans.) 3

Ques. : 74 Name the Indian woman archer, who appearing in the fourth successive World Cup final clinched silver medal recently. 1) Deepika Kumari 3) Rimil Buriuly 5) None of these 2) Dola Banerjee 4) Bombayala Devi Ans.) 1

Ques. : 75 Name the grappler who created history by winning India's first-ever medal in the Greco-Roman category of the Senior World Wrestling Championships in the 66kg division recently. 1) Amit Kumar Dahiya 3) Sandeep Tulsi Yadav 5) None of these 2) Rajbir Chhikara 4) Bajrang Kumar Ans.) 3

Ques. : 76 The Soyuz spaceships, which have been the only vehicles delivering crews to the International Space Station (ISS) since the US space shuttle fleet was retired from service in 2011, is associated with which of the following countries? 1) Germany 3) Russia 5) None of these 2) Japan 4) Israel Ans.) 3

Ques. : 77 KN Basha, the retired judge of the Madras High Court, has assumed charge as chairman of which of the following tribunals in India recently? 1) Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (ATE) 3) National Green Tribunal (NGT) 5) None of these 2) Intellectual Property Appellate Tribunal (IPAB) 4) Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) Ans.) 2

Ques. : 78 Who among the following has won the 2013 Singapore Grand Prix formula one championships recently?
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1) Lewis Hamilton 3) Kimi Raikkonen 5) Sebastian Vettel

2) Nico Rosberg 4) Fernando Alonso Ans.) 5

Ques. : 79 India has decided to buy 6 more C-130J 'Super Hercules' aircrafts from US for over Rs 4,000 crore in addition to existing six planes. The new lot of six planes will be located at which of the following places selected to be headquarters of the proposed Mountain Strike Corps of the army along the China border? 1) Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 3) Panagarh, West Bengal 5) None of these 2) Bangalore, Karnataka 4) Shilong, Meghalaya Ans.) 3

Ques. : 80 The HotSpot technology is used in which of the following games? 1) Kabaddi 3) Cricket 5) None of these 2) Golf 4) Chess Ans.) 3

Ques. : 81 Which of the following movies is the official entry of India to the 2014 Oscars? 1) Celluloid 3) Bhaag Milkha Bhaag 5) The Good Road 2) English Vinglish 4) The Lunchbox Ans.) 5

Ques. : 82 The international governing body for which of the following games is abbreviated as AIBA? 1) Badminton 3) Boating 5) None of these 2) Boxing 4) Archery Ans.) 2

Ques. : 83 Which of the following industries is/are identified by Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India as heavily polluting and kept in red category? 1) Aluminium smelter 3) Cement 5) None of these 2) Copper smelter. 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 84 The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced a 13-member committee to frame a clear and detailed vision for financial inclusion across the country headed by 1) Shikha Sharma 3) Vikram Pandit 5) None of these 2) Nachiket Mor 4) Adtya Puri Ans.) 2

Ques. : 85 A multinational force, AMISOM, is conducting peacekeeping operations with the backing of the United Nations in which of the following countries at present? 1) Somalia 3) Nigeria
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2) Uganda 4) Mali
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5) None of these

Ans.) 1

Ques. : 86 Which of the following statements is/are correct in the light of recent ruling by the Supreme Court regarding Aadhaar numbers? 1) The Aadhar numbers are not mandatory for availing govt benefits and services. 2) The Aadhar numbers are mandatory for availing govt benefits and services.

3) There is no need to spend crores of rupees on the UID project as other identity proofs are 4) Only 1) and 3) sufficient to establish ones identity. 5) None of these Ans.) 1

Ques. : 87 The Govt is putting all its efforts to stick to its market borrowing target for 2013-14 and keep the fiscal deficit to 4.8% of gross domestic product. What is its target for total borrowing during the financial year 2013-14? 1) Rs 2.35 trillion 3) Rs 5.79 trillion 5) None of these 2) Rs 3.44 trillion 4) Rs 6.91 trillion Ans.) 3

Ques. : 88 Indian environmentalist Bunker Roy and who among the following have been declared winners of this year's prestigious 'Clinton Global Citizens Awards' in US? 1) Amarya Sen 3) Muhammad Yunus 5) None of these 2) Anna Hazare 4) Malala Yousafzai Ans.) 4

Ques. : 89 Who has authored the book titled The Competent Authority? 1) Rana Mitter 3) Sanjay Bahadur 5) None of these 2) Shovon Chowdhury 4) Amitava Kumar Ans.) 2

Ques. : 90 The sixth Asia Pacific Population Convention was held in which of the following countries recently? 1) China 3) Thailand 5) None of these 2) Bangladesh 4) Myanmar Ans.) 3

Ques. : 91 The parliament of which of the following countries approved a new five-year term for the Prime Minister Hun Sen following weeks of political turmoil over his disputed election? 1) Spain 3) Cambodia 5) None of these 2) Turkey 4) Venezuela Ans.) 3

Ques. : 92 The new Hollywood film titled The Fifth State, scheduled to be released in October this year, is based on the life of who among the following? 1) Rupert Murdoch
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2) Edward Snowden
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3) Chelsea Manning 5) Daniel Domscheit-Berg

4) Julian Assange Ans.) 4

Ques. : 93 Which of the following is NOT a regulatory body functioning in India at present? 1) Director General of Hydrocarbon 3) Forward Markets Commission 5) None of these 2) PFRDA 4) CERC Ans.) 5

Ques. : 94 Who among the following has been conferred the Humanitarian Achievement Award at this year's South-South Awards ceremony recently? 1) Will Clinton 3) Fidel Castro 5) None of these 2) Nelson Mandela 4) Desmond Tutu Ans.) 2

Ques. : 95 The coalition led by Angela Merkel has won the recent poll held in Germany and she is all set to become the chancellor for the ________time. 1) First 3) Third 5) None of these 2) Second 4) Fourth Ans.) 3

Ques. : 96 Which of the following is NOT correctly matched regarding industries and their respective bodies? 1) Automobile SIAM 3) Software NASSCOM 5) None of these 2) Real State CREDAI 4) Transport TAI Ans.) 4

Ques. : 97 What is Indias rank in terms of competitiveness in the Global Competitiveness Report 2013-14 released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) recently? 1) 60th 3) 110th 5) None of these 2) 64th 4) 115th Ans.) 1

Ques. : 98 Krona is the name of urrency of which of the following countries? 1) Norway 3) Finland 5) None of these 2) Sweden 4) Poland Ans.) 2

Ques. : 99 The oil-reach Mangala, Bhagyam and Aishwariya fields are located in which of the following states? 1) Gujarat 3) Rajasthan 5) None of these 2) Madhya Pradesh 4) Tamil Nadu Ans.) 3

Ques. : 100 Ace cricketer Virat Kohli has been appointed as the brand ambassador of which of the following central paramilitary forces in a first such arrangement? He will
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boost the morale of its rank and will be its face at public events. 1) CRPF 3) BSF 5) None of these 2) CISF 4) ITBP Ans.) 3

Ques. : 101 The RBI has banned zero per cent interest rate schemes recently. Such schemes were commonly being offered on which of the following types of transactions? 1) Purchase of consumer goods through debit cards 3) Car loans 5) None of these 2) Purchase of consumer goods through credit cards 4) Education loan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 102 Battling a record current account deficit (CAD) due to mounting oil import bill, the petroleum ministry has come up with a mega fuel conservation drive. Which of the following measure(s) is/are being propagated by the ministry? 1) Staggered office timings for govt offices to 2) Introduce "Free Cycle Scheme" in select cities decongest traffic and encourage the use of public for saving fuel. transport. 3) Keeping fuel stations closed at night. 5) Only 1) and 2) 4) All the above Ans.) 5

Ques. : 103 The powerful typhoon Usagi hit which of the following countries recntly? 1) Japan 3) France 5) None of these 2) China 4) Vietnam Ans.) 2

Ques. : 104 Indian eves defeated which of the following countries to qualify for the semi-finals of the eighth women's Asia Cup hockey tournament recently? 1) Malaysia 3) South Korea 5) None of these 2) Pakistan 4) Japan Ans.) 1

Ques. : 105 The govt has promulgated the ordinance on convicted lawmakers recently. According to the present day law, an individual convicted for what period cannot fight elections under the Representation of People's Act? 1) More than six months 3) More than 2 years 5) None of these 2) More than 1 year 4) More than 3 years Ans.) 3

Ques. : 106 The govt has launched a new skill development named 'Learn and Earn' which is meant for 1) Youth of minority communities 3) Youth of tribal communities
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5) None of these

Ans.) 1

Ques. : 107 Who among the following is the Indian ambassador to the United States at present? 1) Sujatha Singh 3) Nirupama Rao 5) None of these 2) Chokila Iyer 4) Ranjan Mathai Ans.) 3

Ques. : 108 Now villages with just 100 people would also get access to electricity as per the re-vamped Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY). Earlier, villages with what population were considered for the programme? 1) At least 300 3) At least 1000 5) None of these 2) At least 500 4) At least 1500 Ans.) 1

Ques. : 109 In a recent survey carried out in 16 cities across four continents, which of the following Indian cities was ranked as the worlds second most honest city? The Finnish capital city of Helsinki topped the list. 1) New Delhi 3) Mumbai 5) None of these 2) Kolkata 4) Chennai Ans.) 3

Ques. : 110 Consider the following with respect to the seventh pay commission announced by govt and choose the correct statement(s): 1) The Commission will revise the salaries, allowances and pensions of about 80 lakh govt employees and pensioners. 3) The govt constitutes Pay Commission almost every ten years. 5) Only 1) and 3) 2) Its recommendations are likely to be implemented with effect from January 1, 2016. The Sixth Pay Commission was implemented from Jan 1, 2006. 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 111 The Ministry of Minority Affairs has launched Jiyo Parsi scheme recently with a aim to 1) Provide free healthcare facility of Parsi people. 3) Contain the dwindling population of Parsis in India. 5) None of these 2) Encourage the Parsis in India to adopt healthy life style. 4) Provide free health insurance cover to all Parsis in India. Ans.) 3

Ques. : 112 The Indian women hockey team was defeated by which of the following countries in the semifinal match of the eighth Asia Cup hockey tournament in Kuala Lumpur recently? 1) Pakistan 3) South Korea
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2) Malaysia 4) Japan
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5) None of these

Ans.) 3

Ques. : 113 China is in process to lease 3m hectare of arable farmland in which of the following countries in an agreement worth $1.7 bn aimed at reducing its dependency on foodgrain imports? 1) Madagascar 3) Belarus 5) None of these 2) Ukraine 4) Romaniya Ans.) 2

Ques. : 114 The World Tourism Day is observed on which of the following dates globally? 1) 21 Sep 3) 26 Sep 5) None of these 2) 22 Sep 4) 27 Sep Ans.) 4

Ques. : 115 Which of the following social networking sites has launched a system for emergency alerts which can help spread critical information when other lines of communication are down? 1) Google+ 3) Facebook 5) None of these 2) Orkut 4) Twitter Ans.) 4

Ques. : 116 As per the notification published by the govt, the controversial General Anti Avoidance Rules (GAAR) provision, which seeks to check tax avoidance by investors routing their funds through tax havens, will come into effect from 1) Apr1, 2014 3) Apr1, 2016 5) None of these 2) Apr1, 2015 4) Apr1, 2018 Ans.) 3

Ques. : 117 Name the anti-chemical weapons activist(s) who has/have won the Swedish Right Livelihood Award? 1) Paul Walker 3) Denis Mukwege 5) All the above 2) Hans Herren 4) Raji Sourani Ans.) 5

Ques. : 118 Who among the following has been awarded the fifth Deutsche Bank Prize for Financial Economics 2013, in recognition of his ground-breaking research work which influenced financial and macro-economic policies around the world? 1) Raghuram Rajan 3) Christine Lagarde 5) None of these 2) Amartya Sen 4) Kaushik Basu Ans.) 1

Ques. : 119 As per the report submitted by the Raghuram Rajan committee recently, which of the following states in marked as the least developed state in the country? 1) Uttrakhand 3) West Bengal
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5) Goa

Ans.) 4

Ques. : 120 Which of the following Internet giants celebrated its 15th birthday recently? 1) Microsoft 3) Yahoo 5) None of these 2) Google 4) Amazon Ans.) 2

Ques. : 121 Consider the following with respect to the General Anti Avoidance Rules (GAAR) and choose the correct statement(s): 1) It will apply to entities availing tax benefit of at least Rs 3 cr. 2) It will apply to foreign institutional investors (FIIs) that have claimed benefits under any Double Tax Avoidance Agreement (DTAA).

3) Investments made by a non-resident by way of offshore derivative instruments or P-Notes through 4) All the above FIIs, will not be covered by the GAAR provisions. 5) None of these Ans.) 4

Ques. : 122 Consider the following and identify the correct statement(s): 1) Faced with high current account deficit (CAD), 2) As of now, unlisted companies are not allowed the govt allowed unlisted companies to directly list to directly list in overseas markets without prior or on stock exchanges abroad to raise funds for simultaneous listing in Indian markets. acquisitions or retiring debts. 3) This scheme will be implemented on a pilot basis for a period of two years from the date of notification and then the impact of this arrangement will be reviewed. 5) All 1), 2) and 3)

4) Only 1) and 3) Ans.) 5

Ques. : 123 India's nuclear operator NPCIL (Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited) has signed an agreement for setting up an atomic plant in India with Westinghouse of 1) US 3) Germany 5) None of these 2) France 4) Japan Ans.) 1

Ques. : 124 As per the Raghuram Rajan panel report released recently, which of the following are the most developed states in the country? 1) Goa and Gujarat 3) Kerala and Goa 5) None of these 2) Haryana and Punjab 4) Gujarat and Maharashtra Ans.) 3

Ques. : 125 Who among the following is the winner of the 2013 womens Table Tennis World Cup?
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1) Liu Siwen 3) Fan Ying 5) None of these

2) Guo Yan 4) Wu Yang Ans.) 1

Ques. : 126 The World rabies Day is observed on which of the following dates? 1) Sep 22 3) Sep 26 5) None of these 2) Sep 24 4) Sep 28 Ans.) 4

Ques. : 127 Which of the following countries started receiving electricity from India on trial basis recently? 1) Sri Lanka 3) Bhutan 5) None of these 2) Pakistan 4) Bangladesh Ans.) 4

Ques. : 128 India's first ever Naval and Maritime Exposition and Conference, NAMEXPO 2013, was held at which of the following places recently? 1) Mumbai 3) Kolkata 5) None of these 2) Cochin 4) Goa Ans.) 2

Ques. : 129 Which of the following countries will host the 2014 NATO summit first time in more than 20 years? 1) England 3) Denmark 5) Italy 2) Canada 4) France Ans.) 1

Ques. : 130 The book title The Competent Authority is authored by 1) Jhumpa Lahiri 3) Javier Marias 5) None of these 2) Manjula Padmanabhan 4) Shovon Chowdhury Ans.) 4

Ques. : 131 As announced by the BCCI, which of the following teams will start a four-week tour of India from 31 Oct during which Sachin Tendulkar is expected to play his 200th Test? 1) England 3) Australia 5) None of these 2) West Indies 4) South Africa Ans.) 2

Ques. : 132 Which of the following countries has won the 3rd Sultan of Johor Cup Under-21 hockey tournament recently? 1) Malaysia 3) India
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5) None of these

Ans.) 3

Ques. : 133 The US space agency NASA has announced that its Cassini spacecraft has detected propylene, a chemical used to make food-storage containers, car bumpers and other consumer products, on 1) Moon 3) Europa (Jupiters moon) 5) None of these 2) Titan (Saturn's moon) 4) Phobos (Mars moon) Ans.) 2

Ques. : 134 What is the full form of ASCI? It is the abbreviated form of the self-regulatory voluntary organization of the advertising industry that curbs misleading ads. 1) Advertisement Screening Council of India 3) Advertisement Support Council of India 5) None of these 2) Advertising Supervision Council of India 4) Advertising Standards Council of India Ans.) 4

Ques. : 135 The UNs Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its long-awaited review in Stockholm recently. Consider the following in this context and identify the correct statement(s): 1) Humans are responsible for the global 2) The sea levels would rise between 26 and 82 warming and the temperatures would rise another centimetres by 2100, and there is a higher risk for 0.3 to 4.8 degrees Celsius this century. heatwaves, floods and droughts. 3) The fossil-fuel burning must be urgently curbed 4) All the above to limit future damage to the climate system. 5) Only 1) and 3) Ans.) 4

Ques. : 136 The supreme court of which of the following countries has barred murder convicts from contesting in the upcoming polls recently? 1) Nepal 3) Bangladesh 5) None of these 2) Maldives 4) Myanmar Ans.) 1

Ques. : 137 The book titled Maddaddam has been authored by 1) Susan Crossan 3) Margaret Atwood 5) None of these 2) Supriya Dravid 4) Samantha Shannon Ans.) 3

Ques. : 138 The International Day of Older Persons is observed on which of the following dates? 1) 1 Oct 3) 3 Sep 5) None of these 2) 2 Sep 4) 5 Sep Ans.) 1

Ques. : 139 Which of the following countries has approved a policy for senior citizens ensuring that they lead a dignified life? According to the policy, people attaining 65 years of age will be considered "senior citizens".
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1) Madhya Pradesh 3) Uttar Pradesh 5) None of these

2) Delhi 4) Maharashtra Ans.) 4

Ques. : 140 Who among the following has been elected chairperson of the International Coffee Council recently at its 111th session at Belo Horizonte in Brazil? 1) Norman Kelly 3) Prakash Chauhan 5) None of these 2) MGVK Bhanu 4) Jawaid Akhtar Ans.) 4

Ques. : 141 Iraq has signed the CTBT accord recently. Which of the following major countries has not signed the treaty so far? 1) UK 3) France 5) None of these 2) China 4) Russia Ans.) 2

Ques. : 142 Which of the following is the name of a campaign launched by the Ministry of Tourism to promote tourism in Himalayas? 1) 777 day of incredible Indian Himalayas 3) 333 day of incredible Indian Himalayas 5) None of these 2) 555 day of incredible Indian Himalayas 4) 111 day of incredible Indian Himalayas Ans.) 1

Ques. : 143 India can now test electronics and IT products and issue globally-valid certificates with respect to cyber-security as it has been granted 'Authorising Nation' status under the international agreement CCRA. Expand the term CCRA. 1) Common Criteria Reporting Arrangement 3) Common Criteria Registration Arrangement 5) None of these 2) Common Criteria Referring Arrangement 4) Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement Ans.) 4

Ques. : 144 The Prime Minister Manmohan singh inaugurated NTPC's Sipat thermal power plant recently in 1) Chhattisgarh 3) Andhra Pradesh 5) None of these 2) Madhya Pradesh 4) Karnataka Ans.) 1

Ques. : 145 Name the person who has been awarded with the Policy Leadership Award 2013 in agriculture during the Agriculture Leadership Summit-2013 organized by the leading national agriculture magazine Agriculture Today in New Delhi recently. 1) Navin Patnaik 3) Prakash Singh Badal 5) None of these 2) Sharad Pawar 4) Nitish Kumar Ans.) 3

Ques. : 146 Which of the following technology giants has created a new company called Calico to make improvements in human health and well-being? 1) IBM
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2) Google
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3) Yahoo 5) None of these

4) Wipro Ans.) 2

Ques. : 147 Who among the following has been appointed the chairman of the World Gold Council (WGC) recently? The World Gold Council is the market development organization for the gold industry. 1) Ian Tefler 3) Kelvin Dushnisky 5) None of these 2) Randall Oliphant 4) Aram Shishmanian Ans.) 2

Ques. : 148 Which of the following agencies is empowered to declare any industrial establishment as a sick unit? 1) SEBI 3) BIFR 5) None of these 2) CII 4) CCI Ans.) 3

Ques. : 149 The grand palace called Neermahal is located in which of the following states in the vast Rudrasagar Lake? The state govt has decided to restore the palace as a major tourist attraction. 1) Arunachal Pradesh 3) Mizoram 5) None of these 2) Tripura 4) Assam Ans.) 2

Ques. : 150 The 2nd India-Africa Forum Summit was held in Addis Abeba recently where India committed to provide African nations over the next three years a line of credit worth 1) $5 bn 3) $15 bn 5) None of these 2) $10 bn 4) $20 bn Ans.) 1

Ques. : 151 Iraq has signed the CTBT accord recently. Which of the following major countries has not signed the treaty so far? 1) UK 3) France 5) None of these 2) China 4) Russia Ans.) 2

Ques. : 152 Which of the following is the name of a campaign launched by the Ministry of Tourism to promote tourism in Himalayas? 1) 777 day of incredible Indian Himalayas 3) 333 day of incredible Indian Himalayas 5) None of these 2) 555 day of incredible Indian Himalayas 4) 111 day of incredible Indian Himalayas Ans.) 1

Ques. : 153 India can now test electronics and IT products and issue globally-valid certificates with respect to cyber-security as it has been granted 'Authorising Nation' status under the international agreement CCRA. Expand the term CCRA.
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1) Common Criteria Reporting Arrangement 3) Common Criteria Registration Arrangement 5) None of these

2) Common Criteria Referring Arrangement 4) Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement Ans.) 4

Ques. : 154 The Prime Minister Manmohan singh inaugurated NTPC's Sipat thermal power plant recently in 1) Chhattisgarh 3) Andhra Pradesh 5) None of these 2) Madhya Pradesh 4) Karnataka Ans.) 1

Ques. : 155 Name the person who has been awarded with the Policy Leadership Award 2013 in agriculture during the Agriculture Leadership Summit-2013 organized by the leading national agriculture magazine Agriculture Today in New Delhi recently. 1) Navin Patnaik 3) Prakash Singh Badal 5) None of these 2) Sharad Pawar 4) Nitish Kumar Ans.) 3

Ques. : 156 Which of the following technology giants has created a new company called Calico to make improvements in human health and well-being? 1) IBM 3) Yahoo 5) None of these 2) Google 4) Wipro Ans.) 2

Ques. : 157 Who among the following has been appointed the chairman of the World Gold Council (WGC) recently? The World Gold Council is the market development organization for the gold industry. 1) Ian Tefler 3) Kelvin Dushnisky 5) None of these 2) Randall Oliphant 4) Aram Shishmanian Ans.) 2

Ques. : 158 Which of the following agencies is empowered to declare any industrial establishment as a sick unit? 1) SEBI 3) BIFR 5) None of these 2) CII 4) CCI Ans.) 3

Ques. : 159 The grand palace called Neermahal is located in which of the following states in the vast Rudrasagar Lake? The state govt has decided to restore the palace as a major tourist attraction. 1) Arunachal Pradesh 3) Mizoram 5) None of these 2) Tripura 4) Assam Ans.) 2

Ques. : 160 The 2nd India-Africa Forum Summit was held in Addis Abeba recently where India committed to provide African nations over the next three years a line of credit
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worth 1) $5 bn 3) $15 bn 5) None of these 2) $10 bn 4) $20 bn Ans.) 1

Ques. : 161 India is building its first-of-its-kind strategic oil storage(s) at which of the following places in an effort to insulate itself from supply disruptions? It will be enough to meet nation's oil requirement for 13-14 days. 1) Padur 3) Visakhapatnam 5) Only 2) and 3) 2) Mangalore 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 162 Consider the following statements with respect to the recent CBI court verdict in the 17-year-old multi-crore fodder scam and identify the correct sentence(s): 1) The former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has been convicted and sentenced to five years in prison and fined Rs 25 lakh. 2) The former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra has been sentenced to four years in prison.

3) According to a recent Supreme Court ruling, the conviction disqualifies Lalu Prasad Yadav from 4) All the above continuing as a Member of Parliament (MP). 5) Only 1) and 2) Ans.) 4

Ques. : 163 India is set to sign a historic Motor Vehicles Agreement with which of the following countries allowing the cargo trucks from both sides to ply within each others territories? 1) Nepal 3) Myanmar 5) None of these 2) Bangladesh 4) Pakistan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 164 Which of the following universities has been ranked on top among the Indian institutions of higher education in the recent Times Higher Education World University Rankings? 1) Panjab University 3) IGNOU 5) None of these 2) Delhi University 4) BHU Ans.) 1

Ques. : 165 Which of the following states has been given the national award for protecting interests of senior citizens and ensuring their welfare by Union Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry on the eve of International Day of Older Persons? 1) Delhi 3) Madhya Pradesh 5) None of these
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Ques. : 166 Which of the following countries announced to leave the 54-member Commonwealth group recently? 1) Senegal 3) Cyprus 5) None of these 2) Bahamas 4) Gambia Ans.) 4

Ques. : 167 In its efforts to ease liquidity in the market, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced to purchase govt securities on Oct 7 to infuse in the market 1) Rs 5,000 cr 3) Rs 12,000 cr 5) None of these 2) Rs 10,000 cr 4) Rs 15,000 cr Ans.) 2

Ques. : 168 As per the recent report of the UNICEF, the global infant mortality rate (IMR) has declined from 61 deaths in 1990 to ____ deaths in 2011. The infant mortality rate is the deaths of infants under one year of age in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year. 1) 35 3) 42 5) None of these 2) 37 4) 47 Ans.) 2

Ques. : 169 Which of the following countries has ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) recently? 1) Iraq 3) Israel 5) China 2) Iran 4) Egypt Ans.) 1

Ques. : 170 The Miss India Navneet Kaur has won which of the following challenge rounds at the recent Miss World competition held in Bali, Indonesia? 1) Beauty with a Purpose 3) Sports 5) Multimedia 2) Beach Fashion 4) Top Model Ans.) 5

Ques. : 171 Which of the following days is designated by the United Nations as the World Habitat Day? 1) The first Monday of September 3) The first Monday of November 5) None of these 2) The first Monday of October 4) The first Monday of December Ans.) 2

Ques. : 172 Which of the following days is designated by the United Nations as the World Habitat Day? 1) The first Monday of September 3) The first Monday of November 5) None of these 2) The first Monday of October 4) The first Monday of December Ans.) 2

Ques. : 173 India test-fired its indigenously developed Prithvi-II missile recently. Which of the following is correct about Prithvi-II?
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1) It is a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface missile with a strike range of 350 km.

2) Inducted in 2003, it is the first missile to be developed by DRDO under India's prestigious IGMDP (Integrated Guided Missile Development Program).

3) Prithvi is capable of carrying 500kg to 1000kg of warheads and is thrusted by liquid propulsion 4) All the above twine engines. 5) None of the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 174 Which of the following teams created history by becoming the first team to win the Champions League T20 cricket tournament twice recently? 1) Sunrisers Hyderabad 3) Chennai Super Kings 5) None of these 2) Mumbai Indians 4) Rajasthan Royals Ans.) 2

Ques. : 175 The Supreme Court has rejected BCCI's suggestion for setting up a special committee to probe the IPL spot-fixing scandal and has proposed a three-member panel headed by 1) N Nagehswar Rao 3) AK Patnaik 5) None of these 2) JS Kehar 4) Mukul Mudgal Ans.) 4

Ques. : 176 Who among has been sworn in as the first Tamil Chief Minister of a Sri Lankan province recently? 1) Vasudeva Nanayakkara 3) CV Wigneswaran 5) None of these Ques. : 177 What IFAD stands for? 1) International Fund for Aquatic Development 3) International Fund to check Atmospheric Degradation 5) None of these 2) International Fund for Asias Development 4) International Fund for Agricultural Development Ans.) 4 2) MA Sumanthiran 4) Mavai Senathirajah Ans.) 3

Ques. : 178 Who among the following is set to be reelected as the Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for the second four-year term? 1) Margaret Chan 3) Rashad Farah 5) None of these 2) Joseph Maila 4) Irina Bokova Ans.) 4

Ques. : 179 India has been re-elected to ICAO Council recently. The ICAO is a specialised agency of the United Nations and is related to 1) Advocacy of child rights
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3) development of civil aviation 5) None of these

4) Prevention of chemical arms Ans.) 3

Ques. : 180 The govt has approved Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) scheme recently. Which of the following is correct with respect to RUSA? 1) It is aimed at increasing the Gross Enrolment 2) The scheme is estimated to cost Rs 99,000 Ratio (GER) in higher education from 18% to 30%. crore. 3) The funding by the Centre will be up to 50% and 4) All the above it will not be available to private institutions. 5) Only 1) and 2) Ans.) 5

Ques. : 181 The Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) and Indian Railways have signed an agreement for setting up a forged wheel plant with an investment of Rs 1,100 cr in the first phase at 1) Jamshedpur 3) Marauhra 5) None of these 2) Rae Bareli 4) Madhepura Ans.) 2

Ques. : 182 Who among the following has been appointed the new chairperson of the Indias largest bank State Bank of India (SBI)? 1) Arundhati Bhattacharya 3) S Vishvanathan 5) None of these 2) A Krishnakumar 4) Vijayalakshmi R Iyer Ans.) 1

Ques. : 183 Which of the following teams has won the 17th Asia Senior Mens Volleyball Championship recently? 1) India 3) Japan 5) South Korea 2) Iran 4) China Ans.) 2

Ques. : 184 What is the current Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reduced it by 0.5 % recently to improve liquidity? 1) 9.5 per cent 3) 8.5 per cent 5) None of these 2) 9 per cent 4) 7.5 per cent Ans.) 2

Ques. : 185 The World Bank has lowered its 2013 GDP growth forecast for East Asian developing countries and also warned that a prolonged US fiscal crisis could be damaging to the region. What is the new GDP growth forecast for these conuntries? 1) 8.3 per cent 3) 7.5 per cent 5) None of these 2) 7.8 per cent 4) 7.1 per cent Ans.) 4

Ques. : 186 Name the teen Indian cyclist who clinched two gold medals at ACC Track Asia Cup in Thailand recently?
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1) VG Parvathy 3) Manorama Devi 5) None of these

2) Dilawar Singh 4) Deborah Ans.) 4

Ques. : 187 Vo Nguyen Giap, one of the 20th centurys most notable military commanders who masterminded the defeats of France and the United States in his country, has died recently. He belonged to 1) Cambodia 3) Chile 5) None of these 2) Vietnam 4) Nigeria Ans.) 2

Ques. : 188 The two-day summit of the leaders of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) took place in which of the following countries recently? 1) Thailand 3) Chile 5) Japan 2) Indonesia 4) Malaysia Ans.) 2

Ques. : 189 Rothman, Schekman and Suedhof has won the 2013 Nobel Prize in which of the following fields recently? 1) Physics 3) Physiology or Medicine 5) None of these 2) Chemistry 4) Economic Sciences Ans.) 3

Ques. : 190 Which of the following pairs has lifted the mens doubles title of the Japan Open tennis tournament recently? 1) Jamie Murray and John Peers 3) Bruno Soares and Alexander Peya 5) None of these 2) Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 4) Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 191 Who among the following has won the Korean Grand Prix Formula One championship recently? 1) Lewis Hamilton 3) Romain Grosjean 5) Sebastian Vettel 2) Nico Hulkenberg 4) Mark Webber Ans.) 5

Ques. : 192 The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, recently, embarked on a two-nation tour to attend the 11th ASEAN Summit at Brunei and also the East Asia Summit at 1) Jakarta 3) Bangkok 5) Phnom Penh 2) Kuala Lumpur 4) Singapore Ans.) 1

Ques. : 193 The US President Barack Obama is all set to nominate who among the following as the head of the countrys central bank the Federal Reserve? 1) Lawrence Summers 3) Janet Yellen
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5) None of these

Ans.) 3

Ques. : 194 Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Bill cleared by the Union Cabinet recently? 1) The Bill will provide statutory recognition to the UIDAI. 2) The Bill seeks to create a National Identification Authority of India, which will oversee the implementation of the Aadhaar project and regulate it.

3) The Bill seeks to define the penalties in case of misuse of the data collected under the UID 4) All the above project. 5) Only 1) and 2) Ans.) 4

Ques. : 195 The worlds largest retailer Walmart and Bharti Enterprises have called off their joint venture recently. What was the Bhartis share in the joint venture? 1) 50 per cent 3) 51 per cent 5) None of these 2) 49 per cent 4) 74 per cent Ans.) 1

Ques. : 196 According to a recent report published by the United Nations, what per cent of the world population will be online by the end of 2013? 1) 25 per cent 3) 40 per cent 5) None of these 2) 30 per cent 4) 50 per cent Ans.) 3

Ques. : 197 The INSPIRE programme, sponsored and managed by the Department of Science and Technology, is aimed at 1) Encouraging girls to enroll for higher education 2) Attracting young talent to Science 3) Incorporating computer education in schools 5) None of these 4) Spreading awareness among citizen to lead healthy way of life Ans.) 2

Ques. : 198 What will be the growth rate of Indias economy in 2013-14 (at factor cost) as projected by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently? 1) 3.75 per cent 3) 4.75 per cent 5) None of these 2) 4.25 per cent 4) 5.6 per cent Ans.) 2

Ques. : 199 Who among the following has won the mens singles title of the China open tennis tournament recently? 1) David Ferrer 3) Novak Djokovic 5) None of these 2) Andy Murray 4) Rafael Nadal Ans.) 3

Ques. : 200 According to a recent estimate released by the World Bank, which of the following countries is on top among recipients of foreign remittance in 2013?
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1) Nigeria 3) Philippines 5) India

2) Mexico 4) China Ans.) 5

Ques. : 201 Francois Englert and Peter Higgs has been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for 1) Physics 3) Physiology or Medicine 5) None of these 2) Chemistry 4) Economic Sciences Ans.) 1

Ques. : 202 Who among the following has won the womens single title of the China Open tennis tournament recently? 1) Jelena Jankovic 3) Victoria Azarenka 5) None of these 2) Serena Williams 4) Li Na Ans.) 2

Ques. : 203 Who among the following has lifted the mens singles title at the Japan Open tennis tournament recently? 1) David Ferrer 3) Juan Martn del Potro 5) None of these 2) Roger Federer 4) Tommy Haas Ans.) 3

Ques. : 204 Which of the following companies has bagged the BCCI sponsorship rights for all domestic and international tournaments in India for the year 2013-14? 1) Star, ESPN 3) Idea 5) None of these 2) Airtel 4) Hero Moto Corp Ans.) 1

Ques. : 205 According to an analysis by McKinsey Global Institute, India is the 11th most favoured destination for setting up a multinational corporation headquarters. Which of the following countries is the most favoured destination for the same? 1) United Kingdom 3) China 5) Germany 2) US 4) Japan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 206 A UN Security Council delegation visiting the African country has pointed out that M23 rebels can only be defeated by political means and not militarily. Name the country where these rebels are active. 1) Uganda 3) Democratic Republic of Congo 5) None of these 2) Rwanda 4) Mali Ans.) 3

Ques. : 207 Mulatu Teshome has been elected as the new president of which of the following countries recently? 1) East Timor
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2) Eretria
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3) Estonia 5) None of these

4) Ethiopia Ans.) 4

Ques. : 208 The US govt has suspended delivery of large-scale military systems as well as large part of the 1.3 bn-dollar cash assistance in aid to the military of which of the following countries recently? 1) Libya 3) Iraq 5) Egypt 2) Afghanistan 4) Chile Ans.) 5

Ques. : 209 According to a recent report released by Registrar General of India, Kerala tops among the Indian states in terms of infant mortality rate (IMR). Which of the following states is the worst performer in this field? 1) West Bengal 3) Bihar 5) Gujarat 2) Assam 4) Uttar Pradesh Ans.) 2

Ques. : 210 Which of the following pairs has won the womens doubles title of the China Open tennis tournament recently? 1) Vera Dushevina and Arantxa Parra Santonja 3) Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci 5) None of these 2) Sania Mirza and Cara Black 4) Su-Wei Hsieh and Peng Shuai Ans.) 2

Ques. : 211 The World Mental Health Day is celebrated on which of the following dates every year? 1) 1 Oct 3) 10 Oct 5) None of these 2) 6 Oct 4) 12 Oct Ans.) 3

Ques. : 212 Who among the following has lifted the mens singles title at the Japan Open badminton championships recently? 1) Kenichi Tago 3) Chong Wei 5) Sho Sasaki 2) Ajay Jayaram 4) Simon Santoso Ans.) 3

Ques. : 213 Ali Zeidan is the current Prime Minister of which of the following countries? He was kept hostage by rebel militiamen for several hours in a hotel and later released recently? 1) Libya 3) Nigeria 5) None of these 2) Kenya 4) Somalia Ans.) 1

Ques. : 214 The International Day of the Girl Child is observed on which of the following dates? 1) 10 Oct 3) 12 Oct
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2) 11 Oct 4) 13 Oct
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5) None of these

Ans.) 2

Ques. : 215 The HEAL campaign, which was launched recently, is aimed at removing the stigma attached to which of the following diseases? 1) Tuberculosis 3) Cancer 5) None of these 2) Leprosy 4) AIDS Ans.) 2

Ques. : 216 Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to India's ambitious Nalanda University project? 2) The countries - Australia, Cambodia, 1) The Nalanda University is to be established as Singapore, Brunei, New Zealand and Lao PDR an international institution of excellence with its have signed the inter-governmental MoU to academic sessions set to begin in 2014. support the project. China has committed USD one million for the project. 3) The idea to revive Nalanda University was first mooted in 2005 by then President APJ Abdul Kalam. 5) Only 1) and 3) 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 217 Who among the following has won the 2013 Nobel Literature Prize? 1) Raymond Carver 3) Alice Munro 5) Lorrie Moore 2) Mavis Gallant 4) Margaret Atwood Ans.) 3

Ques. : 218 Who among the following has been given the Indira Gandhi National Integration Award 2012? 1) Madhav Gadgil 3) G Madhavan Nair 5) None of these 2) Aruna Roy 4) MS Swaminathan Ans.) 4

Ques. : 219 As per a recent study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which of the following is the most educated country (in terms of higher education) in the world with more than 51% of its population holding a college degree 1) New Zealand 3) Japan 5) Canada 2) United States 4) Israel Ans.) 5

Ques. : 220 Who among the following has been awarded the European Parliament's Sakharov human rights prize recently? 1) Vladimir Putin 3) Hina Rabbani Khar 5) None of these 2) Angela Merkel 4) Malala Yousafzai Ans.) 4

Ques. : 221 Name the Indian shuttler who approached the high court recently challenging the decision of Badminton Association of India (BAI) to recommend a life ban on
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her for alleged indiscipline in the IBL. 1) Valiyaveetil Diju 3) Parupalli Kashyap 5) None of these 2) Jwala Gutta 4) Ashwini Ponnappa Ans.) 2

Ques. : 222 Which of the following dates is designated as the International Day for Disaster Reduction by the United Nations? 1) 13 Oct 3) 15 Oct 5) None of these 2) 14 Oct 4) 16 Oct Ans.) 1

Ques. : 223 . India and which of the following countries have agreed recently to work together to target the financial network and fund raising activities of Pakistan-based terror outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba? 1) UK 3) Israel 5) None of these 2) US 4) Japan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 224 In which of the following states at least 115 people were killed in the Ratangarh temple stampede during Navratri festivities recently? 1) Haryana 3) Himachal Pradesh 5) None of these 2) Madhya Pradesh 4) Uttar Pradesh Ans.) 2

Ques. : 225 China issued stapled visas to two Indian archers from which of the following states recently? These archers were to attend Youth World Archery Championship in central China's Wuxi city? 1) Jammu and Kashmir 3) Himachal Pradesh 5) None of these 2) Arunachal Pradesh 4) Sikkim Ans.) 2

Ques. : 226 Name the cyclone that hit the eastern coast of India recently which forced to evacuate lakhs of people and devastated property worth crores of rupees? 1) Phailin 3) Megh 5) None of these 2) Sagar 4) Leher Ans.) 1

Ques. : 227 The shuttlers from which of the following countries bagged the Asian Youth Badminton championship titles in both Under-15 and Under-17 categories recently in Indonesia? 1) Japan 3) India 5) None of these 2) Singapore 4) Indonesia Ans.) 3

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Ques. : 228 Who among the following has won the Japanese Grand Prix Formula One championship recently? 1) Lewis Hamilton 3) Sebastian Vettel 5) None of these 2) Mark Webber 4) Fernando Alonso Ans.) 3

Ques. : 229 With which of the following games is the Duleep Trophy associated? 1) Football 3) Tennis 5) None of these 2) Cricket 4) Hockey Ans.) 2

Ques. : 230 Which of the following countries has proposed to bar HIV patients from using public bath houses, a decision which has been widely condemned in the country and is being termed as discriminatory? 1) US 3) South Africa 5) None of these 2) France 4) China Ans.) 4

Ques. : 231 Eugene F Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert J Schiller have been jointly awarded the Nobel Prize 2013 for 1) Physics 3) Physiology or Medicine 5) None of these 2) Chemistry 4) Economic Sciences Ans.) 4

Ques. : 232 As per the arrangements made by the BCCI's Programmes and Fixtures committee, Sachin Tendulkar is all set play his historic 200th Test at which of the following stadia? 1) Green Park, Kanpur 3) Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi 5) None of these 2) Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 4) Eden Garden, Kolkata Ans.) 2

Ques. : 233 The historic Land Acquisition Act to provide just and fair compensation to farmers will come into force from ______next year (2014). 1) 1 Jan 3) 26 Jan 5) None of these 2) 14 Jan 4) 31 Jan Ans.) 1

Ques. : 234 Who among the following has won the 2013 Man Booker prize and became the youngest winner in the award's 45-year history? 1) Colm Toibin 3) Eleanor Catton 5) Ruth Ozeki 2) Jim Crace 4) Jhumpa Lahiri Ans.) 3

Ques. : 235 The 2013 Nobel Peace Prize has been given to
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1) Amnesty International 3) Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) 5) None of these

2) Vladimir Putin 4) Malala Yousafzai Ans.) 3

Ques. : 236 The Justice MB Shah Commission submitted its report recently. The Commission was set up to probe 1) Illegal refugees across the country 3) Illegal construction across the country 5) None of these 2) Illegal deforestation across the country 4) Illegal mining across the country Ans.) 4

Ques. : 237 The World Food Day is celebrated on which of the following dates every year? 1) 11 Oct 3) 14 Oct 5) None of these 2) 12 Oct 4) 16 Oct Ans.) 4

Ques. : 238 The state-of-the-art Geo-scientific research vessel RV Samudra Ratnakar was dedicated to the nation at Kandla Port of Gujarat recently. The vessel is aimed at 1) Research and exploration of fishes under the deep-sea water 2) Research and exploration of valuable minerals under the deep-sea water

3) Research and exploration of sea food under the 4) Research and exploration of the near-extinct deep-sea water species under the deep-sea water 5) None of these Ans.) 2

Ques. : 239 Who among the following has been appointed as the Chairman of the Railway Board recently? 1) Arunendra Kumar 3) DP Pande 5) Kul Bhushan 2) Vinay Mittal 4) SK Jain Ans.) 1

Ques. : 240 Viktor Orvan, who arrived in New Delhi on a four-day state visit, recently, is the Prime Minister of which of the following countries? 1) Spain 3) Turkey 5) None of these 2) Hungary 4) New Zealand Ans.) 2

Ques. : 241 Which of the following companies has become the first private company of the country to earn over Rs 1 lakh crore in a quarter recently? 1) TCS 3) Reliance Industries (RIL) 5) None of these 2) Infosys 4) Mahindra and Mahindra Ans.) 3

Ques. : 242 Which of the following countries overtook Saudi Arabia to become world's biggest oil producer recently? 1) Mexico
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2) Russia
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3) US 5) Iraq

4) China Ans.) 3

Ques. : 243 The typhoon Wipha, dubbed as the strongest typhoon in a decade, lashed which of the following countries recently leaving several people dead and causing landslides? 1) Philippines 3) China 5) None of these 2) Japan 4) India Ans.) 2

Ques. : 244 India is ranked on which of the following positions in the Global Hunger Index 2013 released recently by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) for 120 countries? 1) 61 3) 65 5) None of these 2) 63 4) 67 Ans.) 2

Ques. : 245 Which of the following countries is included in the P5+1 group along with the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council? 1) France 3) Germany 5) None of these 2) Japan 4) Brazil Ans.) 3

Ques. : 246 According to the International Monetary Fund, due to the downward revision in GDP growth, depreciation of rupee and higher global oil prices, India's fiscal deficit is expected to increase to ______of the GDP this financial year. 1) 4.8 per cent 3) 6.3 per cent 5) None of these 2) 5.4 per cent 4) 8.5 per cent Ans.) 4

Ques. : 247 The ONGC Videsh Ltd, the overseas arm of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp, has won two oil blocks (on land) in which of the following countries recently strengthening its presence in the south-east Asian nation? 1) Myanmar 3) Thailand 5) None of these 2) Bangladesh 4) Indonesia Ans.) 1

Ques. : 248 The Padma Vibhushan awardee Mohan Dharia, who passed away recently, was a 1) former Union Minister 3) author 5) None of these 2) sportsperson 4) scientist Ans.) 1

Ques. : 249 As per the recent data released by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), in which of the following states the maximum number of cases of human rights violations have been registered till 30 September 2013?
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1) Rajasthan 3) Bihar 5) Uttar Pradesh

2) Haryana 4) Delhi Ans.) 5

Ques. : 250 Which of the following countries has overtook US to become the worlds largest net oil importer? 1) India 3) China 5) None of these 2) Japan 4) Germany Ans.) 3

Ques. : 251 In which of the following countries the governor of a province named Arsallah Jamal was killed by a microphone bomb fitted in a mosque recently? 1) Pakistan 3) Bangladesh 5) None of these 2) Afghanistan 4) Myanmar Ans.) 2

Ques. : 252 The British royal familys Prince of Wales, Charles, and the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, are scheduled to have a nine-day stop-over in India before proceeding for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), 2013 to ________. 1) Sri Lanka 3) Bangladesh 5) None of these 2) Maldives 4) Pakistan Ans.) 1

Ques. : 253 Who among the following has written the book titled The October List? 1) John Sandford 3) Ramachandra Guha 5) None of these 2) Jeffery Deaver 4) Arundhati Roy Ans.) 2

Ques. : 254 The global ratings agency Moodys Investors Service downgraded the subordinated debt (sub-debt) ratings of 11 Indian banks recently. Which of the following statements is/are correct with 1) Subordinated debt refers to a loan (or security) that ranks below other loans (or securities) with regard to claims on assets or earnings. 2) It is less risky than unsubordinated debt, as in the event of bankruptcy or default, creditors with subordinated debt are the first to get paid.

3) Sub-debt forms part of Tier-II capital, and with regard to Basel III norms, the importance of this is 4) All the above less. 5) Only 1) and 3) Ans.) 5

Ques. : 255 The Planning Commission has estimated that the current account deficit (CAD) for 2013-14 will be around 2.5 per cent of GDP. What does CAD refer to? 1) The net import of goods, services and transfers 2) The net import of goods, services and transfers is more than the total export of goods, services is less than the total export of goods, services and and transfers. transfers.
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3) The net foreign currency inflow is more than net 4) The funds in the form of investments and loans flowing in less than that flowing out of an foreign currency outflow. economy. 5) None of these Ans.) 1

Ques. : 256 The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), on 7 Oct, infused what amount into the banking system through a seven-day maiden term repo auction? 1) Rs 11,000 cr 3) Rs 17,000 cr 5) None of these 2) Rs 13,000 cr 4) Rs 19,000 cr Ans.) 4

Ques. : 257 Name the Indian-American administrator whose name has been confirmed by the US Senate as the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, making her the first person from the community to hold the top diplomatic position? 1) Bobby Jindal 3) Nikki Haley 5) None of these 2) Susana Martinez 4) Nisha Desai Biswal Ans.) 4

Ques. : 258 India's leading cueist Aditya Mehta rewrote history, becoming the first Indian to make it to a semifinal stage of a ranking event while entering the semi-final of Indian Open snooker championship defeating ________. 1) Nigel Bond 3) Pankaj Advani 5) None of these 2) Liang Wenbo 4) Luca Brecel Ans.) 3

Ques. : 259 The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has joined hands with which of the following technology giants to create 360 degree online panoramic imagery of 100 "nationally-important monuments" in the country? 1) Yahoo 3) Nokia 5) None of these 2) Microsoft 4) Google Ans.) 4

Ques. : 260 Italy became the first country in the world to implement a new tax called Tobin Tax recently. Tobin tax is levied on which of the following? 1) Interest earned on investments 3) High Net-worth Individuals (HNIs) 5) None of these 2) All cash remittances 4) Financial transactions (share, bond and currency transactions) Ans.) 4

Ques. : 261 Which of the following is NOT a money/finance related term? 1) Knot 3) Divestment 5) Actuaries
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2) Demerger 4) M-Cap Ans.) 1


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Ques. : 262 The CBI, recently, registered an FIR against which of the following Indias best-known industrialists for alleged irregularities in the allocation of a coal block, sending shockwaves through the corporate world and the bureaucracy? 1) Navin Jindal 3) Anil Agarwal 5) None of these 2) Basant Kumar Birla 4) Kumar Mangalam Birla Ans.) 4

Ques. : 263 After facing shutdown for days, the public debt of United States has increased to a whopping _____as the Congress increased the debt ceiling recently. 1) $12 trillion 3) $17 trillion 5) None of these 2) $15 trillion 4) $19 trillion Ans.) 3

Ques. : 264 The World Bank, recently, has pegged Indias gross domestic product (GDP) expansion in 2013-14 at ______. It attributed the new projections to macroeconomic vulnerability, particularly high inflation, the CAD and fiscal imbalance. 1) 5.7 per cent 3) 4.1 per cent 5) None of these 2) 4.7 per cent 4) 3.7 per cent Ans.) 2

Ques. : 265 Which of the following countries has became the 58th country to join the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's convention on sharing tax information with foreign tax authorities recently? 1) US 3) Norway 5) Switzerland 2) Mauritius 4) Sweden Ans.) 5

Ques. : 266 As per the recent survey of emerging market multinationals conducted by the Berlin based corruption watchdog Transparency International, the firms from which of the following BRICS economies performed the best on anti-corruption practices? 1) South Africa 3) India 5) Brazil 2) China 4) Russia Ans.) 3

Ques. : 267 Which of the following financial organisations has announced to close its retail broking and depository businesses in India recently? 1) HSBC 3) JP Morgan 5) None of these 2) Standard Chartered 4) Barclays Ans.) 1

Ques. : 268 The first index of global slavery compiled by the Perth-based Walk Free Foundation ranking 162 countries, Global Slavery Index, has ranked which of the following countries on top? 1) China 3) South Korea 5) India
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2) US 4) India Ans.) 4
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Ques. : 269 Which of the following Balkan countries is the birth place of one of the most inspiring voices of the poor and down trodden, Mother Teresa? The first Balkans peace festival sponsored by an Indian business house, Sahara, took place in the country recently. 1) Monte Negro 3) Macedonia 5) None of these 2) Serbia 4) Croatia Ans.) 3

Ques. : 270 The CAPART is associated with which of the following? 1) Financial inclusion 3) Computer technology 5) None of these 2) Rural development 4) Climate change Ans.) 2

Ques. : 271 With a view to strengthen economic engagement between the regions, India and the 10-nation ASEAN have decided to ink a free trade agreement in services and investments in December 2013 in________. 1) Bali 3) Jakarta 5) Kuala Lumpur 2) Vientiane 4) Phnom Penh Ans.) 1

Ques. : 272 Which of the following teams won 30th Indian Oil Surjit Hockey Tournament Trophy for record 10th time recently? 1) Indian Oil, Delhi 3) ONGC, Delhi 5) Bharat Petroleum, Mumbai 2) Punjab and Sind Bank, Delhi 4) Indian Air Force, Delhi Ans.) 2

Ques. : 273 The World Osteoporosis Day is observed on which of the following dates every year? 1) 18 Oct 3) 22 Oct 5) None of these 2) 20 Oct 4) 24 Oct Ans.) 2

Ques. : 274 The European Union (EU) has signed a multi-billion euro free-trade-deal with which of the following G-8 countries recently? It is the first free trade agreement between the EU and a G-8 country. 1) United States 3) Canada 5) None of these 2) Russia 4) Japan Ans.) 3

Ques. : 275 The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) started digging the earth for the prophesied 1,000 tonnes of gold at which of the following places in Uttar Pradesh recently? 1) Jaunpur 3) Bahraich 5) Etawah
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Ques. : 276 Which of the following countries rejected the United Nations Security Councils nonpermanent seat recently? The country was elected as a nonpermanent member for a two-year stint recently alongside the five permanent members. 1) Iran 3) Brazil 5) None of these 2) Saudi Arabia 4) Cambodia Ans.) 2

Ques. : 277 The renowned music director and Padma Shree awardee K Raghavan died recently. He immensely contributed to _________cinema music. 1) Malayalam 3) Telugu 5) None of these 2) Kannada 4) Tamil Ans.) 1

Ques. : 278 Which of the following countries has decided to work with India to devise internet regulations in order to protect online privacy from snooping by other countries? 1) Canada 3) Indonesia 5) None of these 2) Brazil 4) Russia Ans.) 2

Ques. : 279 Over 150 foreign delegates took part in the three-day International Tourism Mart organised by the Union Ministry of Tourism with an objective to sell brand North East to the outer world. The event was organised in which of the following states? 1) Arunachal Pradesh 3) Mizoram 5) Meghalaya 2) Assam 4) Nagaland Ans.) 1

Ques. : 280 The panel headed by who among the following has recommended prohibition on development activities in 60,000 sq km vast ecologically sensitive area of Western Ghats spread over six states? 1) Roddam Narasimha 3) Madhav Gadgil 5) None of these 2) K Kasturirangan 4) G Madhavan Nair Ans.) 2

Ques. : 281 Indias leading automaker Maruti Suzuki ended the seven-year manufacturing and supply contract for its A-star model, rebadged as Pixo for European countries, with which of the following Japanese companies recently? 1) Toyota 3) Nissan 5) None of these 2) Mitsubishi 4) Mazda Ans.) 3

Ques. : 282 Who among the following has won the Macau Open Squash womens singles title recently? 1) Rachel Grinham 3) Nicol David
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5) None of these

Ans.) 2

Ques. : 283 Consider the following with respect to upcoming football championship Indian Super League and choose the correct statement(s): 1) The league is aimed at making football one of the country's flagship sports and is being launched by Reliance Industries Ltd in association with Star India and IMG. 3) The Star India owns broadcast and sponsorship rights of the league. 5) None of these 2) The League will kick-off in January 2014 and will run through March 2014, with plans for a second window in the same year.

4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 284 The US banking giant JP Morgan, in a bid to settle investigations into its mortgage-backed securities, has been agreed to pay a record fine of 1) USD 4 bn 3) USD 11 bn 5) None of these 2) USD 9 bn 4) USD 13 bn Ans.) 4

Ques. : 285 Which of the following teams have jointly won the Duleep Trophy cricket tournament recently? 1) Central Zone/West Zone 3) West Zone/South Zone 5) None of these 2) North Zone/West Zone 4) North Zone/South Zone Ans.) 4

Ques. : 286 Indias ace cueist Aditya Mehta lost in final of the Indian Open snooker tournament to who among the following after becoming the first Indian ever to reach the final of a major ranking event? 1) Robbie Williams 3) Alan McManus 5) None of these 2) Ding Junhui 4) Shaun Murphy Ans.) 2

Ques. : 287 India will launch its ambitious pension scheme, the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana for over five million overseas workers employed in which of the following countries? It is the first foreign nation where the scheme is being launched officially. 1) Saudi Arabia 3) Kuwait 5) UAE 2) Bahrain 4) Qatar Ans.) 5

Ques. : 288 The proposed multi-billion dollar Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) economic corridor aims to connect Chinas Kunming city with which of the following Indian cities with a highway running through Bangladesh and Myanmar? 1) Kolkata 3) Dispur 5) None of these
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Ques. : 289 The Obama Administration has requested the Congress to resume security assistance to Pakistan, which is ________for fiscal year 2014. 1) USD 205 mn 3) USD 305 mn 5) None of these 2) USD 255 mn 4) USD 355 mn Ans.) 3

Ques. : 290 The Rajya Sabha MP Rashid Masood has became the first MP to lose his seat after the Supreme Court struck down a provision that protects a convicted lawmaker from disqualification on the ground of pendency of appeal in higher courts. He belongs to 1) INC 3) SP 5) None of these 2) BJP 4) BSP Ans.) 1

Ques. : 291 Consider the following with respect to the K Kasturirangan panel report on Western Ghat ecology and choose the correct statement(s): 2) The panel was set up to examine the Western 1) The panel has recommended prohibition on Ghats ecology expert panel report (WGEEP) development activities in 60,000 sq km prepared under the leadership of eminent ecologically sensitive area spread over six states. ecologist Madhav Gadgil. 3) The Environment Ministry, headed by Jayanthi Natarajan, has decided to accept the Kasturirangan panel report. 5) All 1), 2) and 3) 4) Only 1) and 3) Ans.) 5

Ques. : 292 The researchers from Zurich (Switzerland) have revealed the worlds first walking, talking bionic man made up with donated organs. What is the name given to it? 1) Bioman 3) Frank 5) None of these 2) George 4) iMan Ans.) 3

Ques. : 293 The RBI is planning to introduce one billion pieces of notes in polymer or plastic on a trial basis in the denomination of 1) Rs 5 3) Rs 20 5) None of these 2) Rs 10 4) Rs 50 Ans.) 2

Ques. : 294 The Banking Ombudsman is a senior official tasked with redressing customer complaints against deficiency in certain banking services and is appointed by 1) Reserve Bank of India 3) Indian Banks Association 5) None of these 2) Ministry of Finance 4) High Court of each state Ans.) 1

Ques. : 295 The ambitious National Food Security Act aims to provide subsidised foodgrain to what per cent of the total population of the country? 1) 33 per cent
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2) 45 per cent
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3) 67 per cent 5) None of these

4) 74 per cent Ans.) 3

Ques. : 296 The Supreme Court of India recently directed the FSSAI to conduct periodic checks of soft drinks as the issue relates to citizens' fundamental right to life guaranteed under the Constitution. Expand the term FSSAI. 1) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India 3) Food Safety and Sanitation Authority of India 5) None of these 2) Food Supply and Standards Authority of India 4) Food Supply and Sanitation Authority of India Ans.) 1

Ques. : 297 The sportsperson Geeta Bhagat is associated with which of the following games? 1) Archery 3) Wrestling 5) None of these 2) Weightlifting 4) Boxing Ans.) 3

Ques. : 298 The United Nations has elected five new non-permanent members to the Security Council recently. Which of the following countries is not among these five countries? 1) Iraq 3) Nigeria 5) Saudi Arabia 2) Chile 4) Chad Ans.) 1

Ques. : 299 As per the news published in newspapers recently, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has decided to provide an insurance cover for online transactions. Which of the following statements is/are NOT correct in this regard? 1) The insurance cover will be provided to both 2) The NPCI will initially cover Rs 180 crore of domestic and international transactions and will approved financial transactions under the be over and above any policy taken by a memberinsurance policy with the selected bidder. bank. 3) The overall insurance cover that will be provided 4) The selected insurer will have to settle claims will be Rs 10 crore and the per-card cover will be within 30 days of claim submission by NPCI. Rs 50,000. 5) None of these Ans.) 5

Ques. : 300 In yet another setback for an Indian pharma company abroad, Wockhardts manufacturing plant in Kadaiya, Daman, has come under the scrutiny of the health regulator of which of the following countries? 1) US 3) Switzerland 5) None of these 2) UK 4) Italy Ans.) 2

Ques. : 301 The Apollo Tyres of India has lost a bid for dismissal of Cooper Tires lawsuit seeking to force a $2.5-bn takeover by the former. The Cooper Tire is based in 1) UK 3) France
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2) US 4) Germany
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5) None of these

Ans.) 2

Ques. : 302 The Ministry of Railways has announced steps to ensure that the 'Izzat' Monthly Season Ticket scheme actually reaches the target group. Which of the following statements is/are correct in this regard? 1) These tickets were launched for the persons belonging to low income category working in unorganised sector with monthly income not exceeding Rs 1,500. 3) The scheme was introduced with uniformly priced Monthly Season Tickets (MSTs) at Rs 25 inclusive of all surcharges for distance up to 100 kms. 5) Only 1) and 3) 2) The scheme was announced in Railway Budget 2012-13.

4) All the above Ans.) 5

Ques. : 303 As per the recently released data by the telecom regulator TRAI, what is the telecom subscriber base in India as of now? 1) 85.11 crore 3) 102 crore 5) None of these 2) 90.44 crore 4) 104 crore Ans.) 2

Ques. : 304 What is expanded form of A4AI? The newly launched group aims to drive down the cost of broadband Internet access in developing countries. 1) Alliance for Alternative Internet 3) Alliance for Accredited Internet 5) None of these 2) Alliance for Advance Internet 4) Alliance for Affordable Internet Ans.) 4

Ques. : 305 What was the original name of Manna Dey, a noted playback singer in Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, and Assamese films, who passed away recently? 1) Prakash Chandra Dey 3) Prabodh Chandra Dey 5) None of these 2) Prabudh Chandra Dey 4) Prabhat Chandra Dey Ans.) 3

Ques. : 306 The Union Govt has decided to bring all the _____across India under the core banking solution system to cover more people of rural areas. 1) Microfinance institutions 3) Co-operative societies 5) None of these 2) Post offices 4) NBFCs Ans.) 2

Ques. : 307 As announced by the Union rural development minister Jairam Ramesh, which of the following states would be the biggest beneficiary of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) because foodgrain allocation and food subsidy amount to it would be doubled? 1) Odisha 3) Jharkhand
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2) Bihar 4) Uttarakhand
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5) None of these

Ans.) 2

Ques. : 308 India Post has joined hands with which of the following exchanges to offer international electronic money transfer? 1) Wall Street Exchange 3) Xpress Money Services Ltd. 5) None of these 2) New York Stock Exchange 4) Economic Exchange Centre Ans.) 1

Ques. : 309 The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has obtained custody of Saradha Group chairman for interrogation in connection with the multi-crore Ponzi scam unearthed earlier this year. Name the chairman. 1) Sudipta Sen 3) Purnendu Chatterjee 5) None of these 2) Sunil Kanti Roy 4) Subrata Roy Ans.) 1

Ques. : 310 Who among the following has been given the first Yash Chopra Memorial Award recently? 1) Amitabh Bachchan 3) Lata Mangeshkar 5) None of these 2) Shyam Benegal 4) Dilip Kumar Ans.) 3

Ques. : 311 Who among the following has been appointed the new chairman of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC)? 1) Aftab Alam 3) Swatanter Kumar 5) None of these 2) Rahul Khullar 4) Gireesh B Pradhan Ans.) 4

Ques. : 312 The Supreme Court has ruled that in the case of bounced cheques, courts cannot impose a fine of more than _______the amount. 1) Twice 3) Four times 5) None of these 2) Thrice 4) Five times Ans.) 1

Ques. : 313 The Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh inaugurated Indias tallest Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower at which of the following International Airports recently? 1) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport 3) Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport 5) None of these 2) Indira Gandhi International Airport 4) Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Ans.) 3

Ques. : 314 The Cabinet has cleared the proposal for construction of a 15-km tunnel at Zojila pass involving Rs 9,090 crore investment to ensure undisrupted round-the-year connectivity. The tunnel will be constructed in 1) Sikkim 3) Himachal Pradesh 5) None of these
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2) Assam 4) Jammu and Kashmir Ans.) 4


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Ques. : 315 Which of the following will not be considered a valid proof of identity while opening an account with a bank? 1) PAN Card 3) Electricity Bill 5) None of these 2) Driving Licence 4) Voter ID Ans.) 3

Ques. : 316 India has signed a border defence cooperation agreement with which of the following countries recently? 1) Pakistan 3) Bangladesh 5) None of these 2) China 4) Myanmar Ans.) 2

Ques. : 317 Which of the following countries hosted the 5th South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN) recently? 1) Nepal 3) Sri Lanka 5) None of these 2) Bangladesh 4) Myanmar Ans.) 1

Ques. : 318 In a major relief to the dual technology (those offering services on both the GSM and CDMA platform) telecom licence holders, the department of telecommunications (DoT) has decided their licences will not be scrapped. Which of the following operators hold double technology licences? 1) Reliance Communications 3) MTS 5) None of these 2) Tata Teleservices 4) Both 1) and 2) Ans.) 4

Ques. : 319 The Police Commemoration Day is observed on which of the following dates every year to mark the martyrdom of police personnel killed at Hot Springs in Ladakh in 1959 while thwarting a Chinese attack? 1) 20 Oct 3) 22 Oct 5) None of these 2) 21 Oct 4) 25 Oct Ans.) 2

Ques. : 320 Malaysian telecom major Maxis Berhad has pumped in a little more than Rs 6,000 crore into the Indian firm in which it owns a 74 per cent equity stake. Name the wireless telephone operator in which it owns the stake. 1) MTS 3) Videocon 5) None of these 2) Aircel 4) Uninor Ans.) 2

Ques. : 321 After the introduction of a negative list for comprehensive taxation of services sector in Jul 2012, the govt has power to tax all services, except the ____on the list. 1) 9 3) 13 5) None of these
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2) 11 4) 17 Ans.) 4
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Ques. : 322 The Indian railways is gearing up to increase the speed of its existing superfast trains to 160-200kmph. Which of the following superfast trains are slated for the speed enhancement initially? 1) Durontos 3) Rajdhanis 5) Only 2) and 3) 2) Garib Rath 4) Only 1) and 3) Ans.) 4

Ques. : 323 According to the latest report on gender equality issue by the World Economic Forum (WEF) recently, India stands at which of the following positions among 136 nations? 1) 132 3) 101 5) None of these 2) 121 4) 92 Ans.) 3

Ques. : 324 The Myanmars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has received which of the following prizes recently? 1) Indira Gandhi International Peace Prize 3) International Gandhi Peace Prize 5) None of these 2) Sakharov Prize 4) Magsaysay Award Ans.) 2

Ques. : 325 Who among the following is the recipient of the $1-mn Israeli prize dubbed Jewish Nobel? 1) Edward Snowden 3) Michael Bloomberg 5) None of these 2) Angela Merkel 4) Malala Yousafzai Ans.) 3

Ques. : 326 The Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) is maintained by which of the following banks? 1) Reserve Bank of India 3) NABARD 5) None of these 2) State Bank of India 4) Central Bank of India Ans.) 3

Ques. : 327 Surface Pro 2 is the name of a tablet PC launched recently in the international market. Which of the following companies has launched the tablet? 1) Google 3) Yahoo 5) None of these 2) Microsoft 4) HCL Ans.) 2

Ques. : 328 Consider the following with respect to STT and choose the correct statement(s): 1) The term STT stands for Systematic Transaction Tax. 3) The STT came into effect from 1 Oct, 2004. 5) Only 2) and 3)
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2) The Central Govt levies STT on all transactions done on the stock exchanges at rates prescribed from time to time. 4) All the above Ans.) 5
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Ques. : 329 The President Pranab Mukherjee signed Uttarakhand Lokayukta Bill into law recently. Which of the following statements is/are correct about the Bill? 1) The Bill brings the Chief Minister, MLAs and 2) It has provision of punishment up to life govt servants, including IAS and IPS officers under imprisonment. the ambit of the ombudsman. 3) The former chief ministers, former ministers and retired officers will also be under the purview of the Lokayukta 5) Only 1) and 2) 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 330 Which of the following Indian women has been ranked fourth on Fortune's women business leaders list for 2013? 1) Naina Lal Kidwai 3) Chitra Ramkrishna 5) None of these 2) Shikha Sharma 4) Chanda Kochhar Ans.) 4

Ques. : 331 Astronomers have spotted the most distant galaxy ever seen recently. Name the galaxy. 1) z8_GND_5296 3) z5_PND_6929 5) None of these 2) z6_UND_5132 4) z3_AND_2956 Ans.) 1

Ques. : 332 Who among the following has won the Indian Grand Prix Formula One championships recently? 1) Fernando Alonso 3) Sebastian Vettel 5) None of these 2) Lewis Hamilton 4) Mark Webber Ans.) 3

Ques. : 333 The Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) became the first private sector firm to report revenues exceeding Rs 1 lakh cr in a quarter. Doing so it joined which of the following public sector company which is the only other Indian company with the distinction so far? 1) ONGC 3) Coal India 5) None of these 2) IOC 4) GAIL Ans.) 2

Ques. : 334 Five persons were killed and several injured during the BJP rally in which of the following cities recently when a series of bomb blasts rocked the city? 1) Lucknow 3) Varanasi 5) None of these 2) Hyderabad 4) Patna Ans.) 4

Ques. : 335 Who among the following has authored the book titled Bankerupt? 1) Ravi Subramaniam 3) Sumati Bagrath 5) None of these
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2) Anees Salime 4) Husain Haqqani Ans.) 1


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Ques. : 336 The govt has decided to open a separate mission for the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), the grouping that is billed as the growth centre of Asia. The ASEAN is a 1) 10-nation bloc 3) 18-nation bloc 5) None of these 2) 12-nation bloc 4) 21-nation bloc Ans.) 1

Ques. : 337 The BCCI decided to terminate which of the following teams leaving the IPL an eight-team affair for the time being? 1) Chennai Superkings 3) Rajasthan Royals 5) None of these 2) Pune Warriors 4) Sunrisers Hyderabad Ans.) 2

Ques. : 338 Who among the following has won the WTA Championship title recently? 1) Li Na 3) Victoria Azarenka 5) None of these 2) Maria Sharapova 4) Serena Williams Ans.) 4

Ques. : 339 As per the recent news doing round in news media, the govt is planning capital infusion of in public sector banks (PSBs) to help them meet regulatory norms and maintain loan growth to economically important sectors. What is the amount to be infused? 1) Rs 10,000 crore 3) Rs 14,000 crore 5) None of these 2) Rs 11,000 crore 4) Rs 19,000 crore Ans.) 3

Ques. : 340 According to the recent survey by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO), which of the following cities in India recorded the highest unemployment rate among males in 2009-10 in cities with more than one million population? 1) Bhopal 3) Patna 5) None of these 2) Kolkata 4) Bhubaneswar Ans.) 3

Ques. : 341 Which of the following is the first foreign company to own 100 per cent stake in an Indian telecommunication company as the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) cleared its proposal to increase its stake in its local unit from 74% to 100% for R2.98 crore? 1) Maxis 3) Sistema 5) None of these 2) SingTel 4) Vodafone Ans.) 2

Ques. : 342 Rajendra Yadav, who passed away recently, was a 1) Renowned Hindi writer 3) Environmentalist 5) None of these
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2) Music director 4) Cartoonist Ans.) 1


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Ques. : 343 The Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily approved taking away 5 gas discoveries from RIL recently. Which of the following statements is/are correct in this regard? 1) The action has been taken on the grounds that 2) The five discoveries to be taken back are - D4, the timeline to develop the fields had expired. D7, D8, D16 and D23. 3) The five discoveries together hold 0.805 trillion cubic feet of gas reserves worth USD 10 billion. 5) Only 1) and 3) 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 344 Holding that it was playing "hide and seek" and cannot be trusted any more, the Supreme Court has directed the Sahara group to hand over title deeds of its properties worth ________to SEBI. 1) Rs 10,000 crore 3) Rs 18,000 crore 5) None of these 2) Rs 12,000 crore 4) Rs 20,000 crore Ans.) 4

Ques. : 345 Who among the following has won the Presidential elections held in Georgia recently? 1) David Bakradze 3) Mikheil Saakashvili 5) None of these 2) Giorgi Margvelashvili 4) Bidzina Ivanishvili Ans.) 2

Ques. : 346 Which of the following films has won the best film award (The Golden Gateway of India award) at the 15th Mumbai Film Festival recently? 1) Qissa 3) Fandry 5) La Jaula De Oro (The Golden Cage) 2) Katiyabaaz 4) Ilo Ilo Ans.) 5

Ques. : 347 Who among the following has been given the prestigious Hridaynath Mangeshkar award for his/her contribution to the film industry? 1) Subhash Ghai 3) Dilip Kumar 5) None of these 2) Amitabh Bachchan 4) Hema Malini Ans.) 2

Ques. : 348 The St Jude storm, which left thousands of homes without power and hundreds of flights grounded, hit which of the following countries recently? It is one of the worst storms to hit the country in years. 1) US 3) Britain 5) None of these 2) China 4) Japan Ans.) 3

Ques. : 349 In which of the following countries, the opposition parties called a 60-hour countrywide strike recently demanding a neutral caretaker govt in the upcoming parliamentary polls? 1) Bangladesh
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2) Nepal
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3) Maldives 5) None of these

4) Myanmar Ans.) 1

Ques. : 350 Who among the following has been appointed as the first Indian envoy to the 10-nation ASEAN bloc recently after India decided to set up a separate mission to the group? 1) TV Rajeswar 3) Nirupama Rao 5) Ranjan Mathai 2) Suresh Reddy 4) Chokila Iyer Ans.) 2

Ques. : 351 India signed four agreements including one on defence cooperation and another on establishment of a Joint Commission with which of the following countries recently? It is the fastest growing Latin American nation as of now. 1) Brazil 3) Mexico 5) None of these 2) Argentina 4) Peru Ans.) 4

Ques. : 352 Who among the following is scheduled to take over as the next chief of the Indian Air Force after the current Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne retires on 31 Dec 2013? 1) Pradeep Vasant Naik 3) Arup Raha 5) None of these 2) Fali Homi Major 4) Pranab Kumar Barbora Ans.) 3

Ques. : 353 Which of the following telecommunication companies is in process to raise its 64 per cent equity stake in its Indian unit to 100 per cent investing Rs 10,141 cr? 1) SingTel 3) Maxis 5) None of these 2) Sistema 4) Vodafone Ans.) 4

Ques. : 354 The Shyamal Sen Commission probing the collapse of the Saradha collective investment scheme controversy has put the size of the scam at ________. 1) Rs 1,200 crore 3) Rs 2,060 crore 5) None of these 2) Rs 1,620 crore 4) Rs 2,206 crore Ans.) 3

Ques. : 355 The US govt is likely to slap a fine of $35 million (Rs 219 crore) on which of the following Indian information technology companies over charges of inappropriate use of visitor visa for business purposes? 1) Wipro 3) Tech Mahindra 5) None of these 2) Infosys 4) TCS Ans.) 2

Ques. : 356 What is the current repo rate after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) raised it by 25 bps recently (29 Oct 2013)? 1) 7.00 per cent
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3) 7.50 per cent 5) None of these

4) 7.75 per cent Ans.) 4

Ques. : 357 Sachin Tendulkar bid his first-class career a goodbye leading Mumbai to a four-wicket win over Haryana in the Ranji Trophy match at ______with his 79 not out. 1) Lahli 3) Chandigarh 5) None of these 2) Chennai 4) Mohali Ans.) 1

Ques. : 358 India has developed a new tactical missile named Pragati with a range between 60-170 km. The missile will be offered to friendly countries and was on display at a defence exhibition in South Korea recently. It is a 1) Surface-to-air missile 3) Air-to-surface missile 5) None of these 2) Surface-to-surface missile 4) Air-to-air missile Ans.) 2

Ques. : 359 The United Nations General Assembly, for the 22nd year in a row, has voted overwhelmingly to condemn the US economic embargo against _______recently. 1) Venezuela 3) Cuba 5) None of these 2) Cambodia 4) Croatia Ans.) 3

Ques. : 360 What is the current Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) rate after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reduced it by 25 bps recently (29 Oct 2013)? 1) 8.50 per cent 3) 9.00 per cent 5) None of these 2) 8.75 per cent 4) 2.25 per cent Ans.) 2

Ques. : 361 The govt has decided to infuse fresh capital to 20 public sector banks. What amount has been allocated to the countrys biggest lender State Bank of India? 1) Rs 1,200 cr 3) Rs 2,000 cr 5) None of these 2) Rs 1,500 cr 4) Rs 2,200 cr Ans.) 3

Ques. : 362 The Maven mission of the US space agency NASA, scheduled to be launched in Nov this year, is aimed to explore which of the following planets? 1) Mercury 3) Mars 5) None of these 2) Jupiter 4) Venus Ans.) 3

Ques. : 363 What is Indias current ranking in the list of 189 countries in the ease of doing business report released by the World Bank recently? 1) 85 3) 130 5) None of these
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2) 110 4) 134 Ans.) 4


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Ques. : 364 Which of the following is correct with respect to the recent policy review (29 Oct 2013) of the RBI? 1) It allowed banks to pay interest on fixed deposits and bank accounts on a monthly or fortnightly basis given that the transition from current practice is not mandatory. 2) The RBI is in process to make the inflationindexed linked to the consumer price inflation (CPI).

3) The RBI advised the banks that they should levy charges on SMS alerts on usage basis instead of 4) All the above a fixed levy that most of them charge every quarter. 5) Only 1) and 2) Ans.) 4

Ques. : 365 The book Shadow Play has been authored by 1) Shashi Deshpande 3) Nirmalangshu Mukherji 5) None of these 2) Rajmohan Gandhi 4) Ramachandra Guha Ans.) 1

Ques. : 366 Which of the following countries has created a Social Happiness ministry in an attempt to coordinate all the programmes created to alleviate poverty? 1) Venezuela 3) Cuba 5) Spain 2) Bhutan 4) Norway Ans.) 1

Ques. : 367 Which of the following countries has announced a major oil discovery, containing an estimated 1.3 billion barrels reserve, near the large oil fields of Hassi Messaoud? 1) Tunisia 3) Morocco 5) None of these 2) Algeria 4) Estonia Ans.) 2

Ques. : 368 The Parliament of which of the following countries has passed a new anti-terror bill that toughens punishment for terrorism and requires terrorists relatives to pay for the damages caused in attacks? 1) France 3) Australia 5) None of these 2) UK 4) Russia Ans.) 4

Ques. : 369 The RBI has announced that under the special concession window for swapping foreign currency non-resident (FCNR) deposit and overseas foreign currency borrowings, it received _________recently. 1) $9 billion 3) $11 billion 5) None of these
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2) $10.1 billion 4) $12.3 billion Ans.) 2


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Ques. : 370 Who among the following has been given the first founders award from the Elton John AIDS Foundation recently? 1) Hillary Clinton 3) Angelina Jolie 5) None of these 2) Bill Gates 4) Al Gore Ans.) 1

Ques. : 371 Which of the following countries has revealed its plans to create a new email service to secure its citizens and businesses against foreign espionage recently? 1) Indonesia 3) Brazil 5) None of these 2) Germany 4) France Ans.) 3

Ques. : 372 In a path-breaking verdict, the Supreme Court has ruled that bureaucrats should not act on verbal orders given by political bosses. Which of the following statements is/are NOT correct in the context of the recent verdict? 2) The civil servants should not act on verbal 1) The SC suggested that Parliament must enact orders given by political executives and all actions a law to regulate postings, transfers and must be taken by them on the basis of written disciplinary action against bureaucrats. communication. 3) It asked the Centre and all State govts along with Union Territories to issue directions within three months for providing fixed tenure to civil servants. 5) None of these 4) The bench has suggested constituting Civil Services Board at the Centre and State-levels. Ans.) 5

Ques. : 373 The four Public Sector Enterprises have been awarded the Turnaround Awards for 2013 by the Board for Reconstruction of Public Sector Enterprises (BRPSE) recently. Which of the following PSUs in not among them? 1) SAIL Refractory Unit 2) National Projects Construction Corporation Limited Ans.) 5

3) National Film Development Corporation Limited 4) Bharat Coking Coal Limited 5) Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limitedx

Ques. : 374 The panel headed by who among the following has suggested that diesel prices should be hiked by Rs 5 per litre, kerosene by Rs 4 per litre and cooking gas (LPG) rates by Rs 250 per cylinder immediately to cut fuel subsidy bill by Rs 72,000 cr? 1) K Kasturirangan 3) Abhijit Sen 5) B K Chaturvedi 2) Kirit S Parikh 4) Narendra Jadhav Ans.) 2

Ques. : 375 In which of the following countries tens of thousands of workers went on strike calling for hefty pay rises as the cost of living has skyrocketed due to surging inflation? The country, one of the top economies of Southeast Asia, has shown a stellar growth in past few years. 1) Malaysia 3) Indonesia
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2) Cambodia 4) Singapore
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5) None of these

Ans.) 3

Ques. : 376 The book Vanity Bagh has been authored by 1) Anees Salim 3) Sumati Bagrath 5) None of these 2) Husain Haqqani 4) Kaveri Ponappa Ans.) 1

Ques. : 377 Which of the following cities has got the world's first publicly accessible ATM machine which can exchange digital currency, bitcoins, for any official currency? 1) Toronto 3) New York 5) None of these 2) London 4) Vancouver Ans.) 4

Ques. : 378 Name the renowned Bharatnatyam exponent who has been honoured with the prestigious Guru Debaprasad Award for outstanding contribution in the field of dance recently? 1) Chitra Vishweswaran 3) Padma Subramanyam 5) None of these 2) Geeta Chandran 4) T Balasaraswati Ans.) 2

Ques. : 379 Which of following countries is the largest producer of gold? 1) South Africa 3) US 5) Australia 2) Russia 4) China Ans.) 4

Ques. : 380 What is the expanded form of the term BTM? 1) Business Transaction Management 3) Business and Trade Management 5) None of these 2) Business Technology Management 4) Business Tourism Management Ans.) 1

Ques. : 381 Which of the following pairs of countries and their parliaments is NOT matched correctly? 1) Russia Duma 3) Iran Majlis 5) None of these 2) Japan Diet 4) Bhutan Tsogdu Ans.) 5

Ques. : 382 Nabam Tuki is the current Chief Minister of which of the following states? He launched the Chief Minister's Trophy recently for Football and Volleyball tournaments to be played in both men and women events in the state. 1) Assam 3) Arunachal Pradesh 5) Tripura
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2) Manipur 4) Mizoram Ans.) 3


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Ques. : 383 The country's first all women bank Bharatiya Mahila Bank is all set to be launched on 19 Nov which is the birth anniversary of 1) Indira Gandhi 3) Annie Besant 5) None of these 2) Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit 4) Sarojini Naidu Ans.) 1

Ques. : 384 India and which of the following countries has signed a treaty for transfer of sentenced prisoners languishing in jails in the two countries? 1) Chile 3) Vietnam 5) None of these 2) Cuba 4) Croatia Ans.) 3

Ques. : 385 The Supreme Court upheld the appointment of UK Sinha as the chairman of which of the following regulators recently as it was done by the govt fairly and in accordance with the procedure of the law? 1) IRDA 3) CERC 5) None of these 2) PFRDA 4) SEBI Ans.) 4

Ques. : 386 Who among the following has been crowned Miss Asia Pacific World 2013 recently? 1) Nehal Bhogaita 3) Navneet Kaur Dhillon 5) None of these 2) Srishti Rana 4) Vanya Mishra Ans.) 2

Ques. : 387 Name the Indian who has been elected to the United Nations Board of Auditors with garnering the largest number of votes among contenders. 1) Prashant Bhushan 3) Vinod Rai 5) None of these 2) N Gopalaswami 4) Shashi Kant Sharma Ans.) 4

Ques. : 388 Which of the districts in Kerala has become the first district in the country where every family owes a piece of land? 1) Kozhikode 3) Kannur 5) Kasargod 2) Kottayam 4) Kollam Ans.) 3

Ques. : 389 As per the information provided by the RBI Deputy Governor KC Chakrabarty, how many out of 600,000 villages in India have bank branches? 1) 40,000 3) 60,000 5) None of these Ques. : 390 What is the full form of NPCI? 1) National Plastic Corporation of India
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2) 50,000 4) 80,000 Ans.) 1

2) National Petroleum Corporation of India


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3) National Processing Corporation of India 5) None of these

4) National Payments Corporation of India Ans.) 4

Ques. : 391 The book Magnificent Delusions has been authored by 1) Husain Haqqani 3) Sumati Bagrath 5) None of these 2) Rana Mitter 4) Ravi Subramaniam Ans.) 1

Ques. : 392 Which of the following Indian batsmen scored a double century, only third in the ODIs till date, in the recently concluded India-Australia ODI series? 1) Mahendra Singh Dhoni 3) Rohit Sharma 5) None of these 2) Virat Kohli 4) Shikhar Dhawan Ans.) 3

Ques. : 393 Which of the following terrorist, the head of Pakistan Taliban, was killed in the drone attack by the US recently inside Pakistan? 1) Abu Anas al-Libi 3) Hakimullah Mehsud 5) None of these 2) Hafiz Muhammad Saeed 4) Khan Syed Mehsud Ans.) 3

Ques. : 394 Which of the following statements is/are NOT correct with respect to the recently launched Indias Mars Orbiter Mission? 1) It was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space 2) Indias indigenous launch vehicle PSLV C25 Centre in Sriharikota. carried Indias first inter-planetary satellite. 3) After launch, the satellite is expected to go 4) The Indias Rs 450-cr MOM mission is the around the Earth for 20-25 days, before embarking fourth in the world, after the US, Russia and on a nine-month voyage to the red planet. Europe. 5) None of these Ans.) 5

Ques. : 395 Who among the following has won the 2013 Singapore Grand Prix Formula One championship recently? 1) Sebastian Vettel 3) Mark Webber 5) None of these 2) Lewis Hamilton 4) Fernando Alonso Ans.) 1

Ques. : 396 Which of the following Indian cricketers have been nominated for the International Cricket Council's People's Choice Award, the winner of which will be declared on 13 Dec during the governing body's 10th annual awards? 1) Virat Kohli 3) Rohit Sharma 5) Bothe 1) and 3) 2) MS Dhoni 4) Both 1) and 2) Ans.) 4

Ques. : 397 Yuki Bhambri is associated with which of the following games? 1) Hockey
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3) Tennis 5) None of these

4) Badminton Ans.) 3

Ques. : 398 Which of the following is correct with respect to the recently concluded India-Australia ODI series? 1) India clinched the ODI series 3-2 with 57-run win in the seventh match in Bangalore. 2) Enroute his 158-ball-209, Rohit Sharma created a world record by hitting as many as 16 sixes along with 12 fours.

3) This is the third instance when India has won a 4) Only 1) and 2) seven-match ODI series against the Aussies. 5) Only 1) and 3) Ans.) 4

Ques. : 399 As per the reports published in the financial newspapers recently, Indias core sector grown by 8 per cent in the month of September, highest in last 11 months. Which of the following is not included in the eight core sector industries? 1) Cement 3) Electricity production 5) Crude oil 2) Automobiles 4) Steel Ans.) 2

Ques. : 400 Indias Vice-President Hamid Ansari returned home recently after an eight-day official visit to three-nations including Cuba, Peru and 1) Chile 3) United Kingdom 5) None of these Ques. : 401 What is the expanded form of NPS? 1) National Pension System 3) National Provisional System 5) None of these 2) National Provident System 4) National Participatory System Ans.) 1 2) Hungry 4) Algeria Ans.) 3

Ques. : 402 A new rule brought in by the ICC in the ODI matches has made ways for huge individual and team scores in the recently concluded India-Australia series? What is the rule? 1) Having five fielders inside the circle at any point 2) Having five fielders outside the circle at any of time point of time 3) Having four fielders inside the circle at any point 4) Having four fielders outside the circle at any of time point of time 5) None of these Ans.) 1

Ques. : 403 The British Prime Minister David Cameron, during his visit to India, announced the scrapping of the controversial visa bond imposed by UK on visitors from some Asian and African countries including India of 1) 1,000 pound 3) 3,000 pound
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5) None of these

Ans.) 3

Ques. : 404 Indian soldiers participated in a 10-day anti-terror exercise code-named Hand-in-Hand 2013 with the soldiers of which of the following countries recently? 1) US 3) Israel 5) None of these 2) Russia 4) China Ans.) 4

Ques. : 405 Which of the following struggling smartphone makers has pulled back its proposal to sell its phone business recently? 1) Blackberry 3) Nokia 5) None of these 2) Motorola 4) HTC Ans.) 1

Ques. : 406 In which of the following countries 152 soldiers have been sentenced to death for 2009 mutiny in one of the world's biggest ever mass criminal trials recently? 1) Sri Lanka 3) Bangladesh 5) None of these 2) Egypt 4) Indonesia Ans.) 3

Ques. : 407 Nirupama Rao bid farewell to her diplomatic career recently. She last served as Indias envoy to which of the following countries? 1) US 3) China 5) None of these 2) Sri Lanka 4) Brazil Ans.) 1

Ques. : 408 The noted film director and screenplay writer D Rajendra Babu died recently. He used to make films mainly in which of the following languages? 1) Telugu 3) Tamil 5) None of these 2) Kannada 4) Malayalam Ans.) 2

Ques. : 409 Nancy Powell is ambassador of which of the following countries to India? 1) US 3) Germany 5) None of these 2) UK 4) France Ans.) 1

Ques. : 410 What is the expanded form of the term FIPB? 1) Foreign Industry Promotion Board 3) Foreign Investment Processing Board 5) None of these 2) Foreign Investment Promotion Board 4) Foreign Intervention Prevention Board Ans.) 2

Ques. : 411 Which of the following public broadcasters completed 10 successful years in service recently?
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1) AIR 3) DD Urdu 5) None of these

2) DD National 4) DD NEWS Ans.) 4

Ques. : 412 Which of the following Indian mobile operators has started offering Apples iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c phones at monthly instalments with free unlimited call and data usages? 1) Airtel 3) Aircel 5) None of these 2) Idea 4) Reliance Communications Ans.) 4

Ques. : 413 The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has got its first female managing director (MD) recently. Name the new female MD of LIC? 1) Usha Ananthasubramanian 3) Usha Sangwan 5) None of these 2) Vinita Bali 4) Usha Thorat Ans.) 3

Ques. : 414 The four-member advisory committee set up by the Reserve Bank of India to vet the new bank licence applications is expected to complete the process in early 2014. Who among the following is heading the committee? 1) Bimal Jalan 3) D Subbarao 5) Y Venugopal Reddy 2) Nachiket Mor 4) C Rangarajan Ans.) 1

Ques. : 415 Which of the following companies is preparing to takeover the Europe's largest mobile carrier Vodafone in 2014? 1) Google 3) China Mobile 5) None of these 2) AT&T 4) Bharti Airtel Ans.) 2

Ques. : 416 Which of the following agencies has launched a nationwide campaign named Take the Poo to Loo in India in an effort to raise awareness against open defecation and related health issues? 1) USAIDS 3) Red Cross 5) None of these 2) WHO 4) UNICEF Ans.) 4

Ques. : 417 The legendary singer Reshma passed away recently. She belonged to which of the following countries? 1) Bangladesh 3) India 5) None of these 2) Pakistan 4) Afghanistan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 418 What is the expanded form of the term WEF? 1) World Environment Forum
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3) World Education Forum 5) None of these

4) World Economic Forum Ans.) 4

Ques. : 419 The book titled The Signature of All Things has been authored by 1) Elizabeth Gilbert 3) Margaret Atwood 5) None of these 2) Shashi Deshpande 4) William Boyd Ans.) 1

Ques. : 420 Consider the following with respect to RBIs decision to allow foreign banks to buy local lenders and choose the incorrect statement: 2) Currently, foreign investors can hold up to 100% 1) The RBI has proposed wholly-owned of a banks stake both through foreign direct subsidiary route for foreign banks, as compared to investment as well as portfolio investment, but no existing branch model. single entity can own more than 5% stake in a local bank. 3) Foreign banks which commenced banking business in India before August 2010 will have the 4) The initial minimum paid-up voting equity option to continue their banking business through capital for a wholly-owned subsidiary is pegged at Rs 500 crore for new entrants. the branch mode. 5) The priority sector lending requirement is kept at par with domestic banks, which is 40% of net adjusted bank credit (of previous year).

Ans.) 2

Ques. : 421 What is the term used for the goods that are used in producing other goods, rather than being bought by consumers? 1) White goods 3) Capital goods 5) None of these 2) Brown goods 4) Utility goods Ans.) 3

Ques. : 422 India suspended a two decade-old tax benefits pact with which of the following countries recently saying the European nation has not been providing information to authorities here that are trying to track down black money? 1) Croatia 3) Belgium 5) None of these 2) Cyprus 4) Austria Ans.) 2

Ques. : 423 India suspended a two decade-old tax benefits pact with which of the following countries recently saying the European nation has not been providing information to authorities here that are trying to track down black money? 1) Croatia 3) Belgium 5) None of these
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Ques. : 424 The IRCON International Limited was selected as the Top Infrastructure Company under the category Construction Infrastructure Development at the Dun and Bradstreet Infra Awards 2013 recently. This PSU comes under 1) Ministry of Road Transport and Highways 3) Ministry of Civil Aviation 5) None of these 2) Ministry of Commerce and Industry 4) The Ministry of Railways Ans.) 4

Ques. : 425 Who among the following has won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix recently? 1) Lewis Hamilton 3) Sebastian Vettel 5) None of these 2) Fernando Alonso 4) Mark Webber Ans.) 3

Ques. : 426 The International Day of Rural Women is observed on which of the following dates internationally? 1) 15 Sep 3) 15 Nov 5) None of these 2) 15 Oct 4) 15 Dec Ans.) 2

Ques. : 427 India and the US navies are all set to begin their joint naval exercise in the Indian Ocean named 1) Goa exercise 3) Kandla exercise 5) None of these 2) Malabar exercise 4) Lakshadweep exercise Ans.) 2

Ques. : 428 The UN owes $80 m to which of the following countries, the most it has to pay to any country, for costs relating to peacekeeping operations? 1) Rwanda 3) Bangladesh 5) India 2) Pakistan 4) Ethiopia Ans.) 5

Ques. : 429 William C Lowe, who died recently, is known as 1) The father of IBM personal computer 3) The father of HP personal computer 5) None of these 2) The father of Apple personal computer 4) The father of Dell personal computer Ans.) 1

Ques. : 430 Six major central banks have announced to convert their "temporary bilateral liquidity swap arrangements" into standing arrangements to deal with future global financial strains. Which of the following banks in NOT among them? 1) Bank of England 3) US Federal Reserve 5) The Bank of Japan 2) European Central Bank 4) Reserve Bank of India Ans.) 4

Ques. : 431 Which of the following is the first country in South Asia to approve the cultivation of the genetically modified food crops with approving the commercial cultivation of transgenic Bt brinjal?
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1) India 3) Pakistan 5) None of these

2) Bangladesh 4) Myanmar Ans.) 2

Ques. : 432 The book titled The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is authored by 1) Jhumpa Lahiri 3) Fatima Bhutto 5) None of these 2) Amish Tripathi 4) Ravi Subramanian Ans.) 3

Ques. : 433 Which of the following countries has been ranked on the top in the recently released Expat Explorer survey report by HSBC Holdings PLC? 1) China 3) India 5) None of these 2) Thailand 4) Singapore Ans.) 2

Ques. : 434 As per the figures released by the Union ministry of communication and information technology, which of the following states in India has the lowest overall teledensity in the country (just 34.33)? 1) Bihar 3) Uttar Pradesh 5) None of these 2) West Bengal 4) Odisha Ans.) 3

Ques. : 435 Which of the following countries has released Dengue-Blocking Mosquito recently? Dengue is one of the worlds most menacing infectious diseases. 1) Japan 3) Spain 5) None of these Ques. : 436 Expand the term IPCC. 1) International Panel on Climate Change 3) Intergovernmental Panel on Chemical Control 5) None of these 2) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 4) International Panel on Chemical Control Ans.) 2 2) Vietnam 4) China Ans.) 2

Ques. : 437 The govt has approved the launch of a new Integrated Processing Development Scheme (IPDS) for textile sector. Which of the following is NOT correct in this regard? 1) The scheme has been launched to address the 2) The scheme has been launched with a total environmental concerns faced by textile units. cost of Rs 500 crore in the 12th Plan. 3) Under the scheme, four to six brown-field projects and three to five green-field projects would be set up. 5) None of these
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4) The scheme will facilitate the textile industry to become globally competitive, using environmentfriendly processing standards and technology. Ans.) 5
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Ques. : 438 As per the Draft National Sports Development Bill 2013, which of the following sports federations will have the right to use 'India' as the team name? 1) Those who come under the RTI ambit 3) Those who are the only representative of the concerned sport. 5) None of these 2) Those who are using the word India since 1947. 4) Those who have earned international recognition for India. Ans.) 1

Ques. : 439 As announced by the Penguin Books India, who among the following renowned personalities will deliver 2013 Penguin Lecture, which has featured some of the world's most respected leaders, thinkers and writers over the years? 1) Lata Mangeshkar 3) Amitabh Bachchan 5) None of these 2) APJ Abdul Kalam 4) Bill Clinton Ans.) 3

Ques. : 440 What is Indias rank in the 2013 World Prosperity Index ranking 142 countries compiled by London-based Legatum Institute recently? 1) 51 3) 102 5) 106 2) 60 4) 103 Ans.) 5

Ques. : 441 Who among the following has penned the book Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India? 1) Arun Tiwari 3) APJ Abdul Kalam 5) None of these 2) Chetan Bhagatx 4) Robin S Sharma Ans.) 3

Ques. : 442 The World Standards Day is observed on which of the following dates? 1) 14 Sep 3) 14 Nov 5) None of these 2) 14 Oct 4) 14 Dec Ans.) 2

Ques. : 443 According to the report released by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), the amount of greenhouse gases in Earths atmosphere hit a new record high in 2012. Which of the following gases comes under the category of greenhouse gases? 1) Carbon Dioxide 3) Nitrous Oxide 5) Only 1) and 2) 2) Methane 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 444 Which of the following high courts in India ruled that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is unconstitutional recently? The Supreme Court of India has stayed the order. 1) Patna High Court 3) Allahabad High Court
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5) None of these

Ans.) 2

Ques. : 445 The reverse mortgage scheme floated by banks is aimed at which of the following categories of customers? 1) Students 3) Women 5) None of these 2) Young professionals 4) Senior citizen Ans.) 4

Ques. : 446 Recently released film Ram-Leela has been directed by who among the following? 1) Subhash Ghai 3) Anurag Kashyap 5) None of these 2) Sanjay Leela Bhansali 4) Anurag Basu Ans.) 2

Ques. : 447 India won the first Test match played between India and West Indies at Eden Garden recently. With this win India has made a record of winning ____Test matches in a row. 1) three 3) five 5) None of these 2) four 4) six Ans.) 3

Ques. : 448 Who among the following has authored the book titled Fifty Shades Darker? It is the second novel in the trilogy Fifty Shades of Gray. 1) Margaret Atwood 3) Elizabeth Gilbert 5) None of these 2) William Boyd 4) EL James Ans.) 4

Ques. : 449 A year-long celebration to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Lakshminath Bezbruah kick started in New Delhi recently. He was a literature pioneer belonging to 1) Arunachal Pradesh 3) Sikkim 5) None of these 2) Assam 4) West Bengal Ans.) 2

Ques. : 450 Which of the following cricketers had become the first victim of the third umpire system adopted by the ICC in 1992? 1) Shane Warne 3) Steve Waugh 5) None of these 2) Sachin Tendulkar 4) Brian Lara Ans.) 2

Ques. : 451 The womens hockey team of India lost to which of the following teams in the final of the Asian Championships in New Delhi recently? 1) Malaysia 3) Bangladesh 5) None of these 2) Japan 4) Indonesia Ans.) 2

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Ques. : 452 The super typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, hit which of the following countries recently killing at least 10,000 people? 1) Vietnam 3) Japan 5) None of these 2) China 4) Philippines Ans.) 4

Ques. : 453 Which of the following countries has topped the recently launched 2013 World Prosperity Index which ranks 142 countries? The Index evaluates nations in eight categories, including education, health, economy, safety and security. 1) Norway 3) India 5) None of these 2) China 4) Australia Ans.) 1

Ques. : 454 What is the name of Indias first inter-planetary mission to Mars which was launched successfully recently? 1) Mangalayaan 3) Mangalamover 5) None of these 2) Mangaladoot 4) Mangala Rover Ans.) 1

Ques. : 455 Which of the following cricketers has been ranked numero uno in the Reliance ICC Player Ranking for Test all-rounders released recently? 1) Ravindra Jadeja 3) Shakib Al Hasan 5) None of these 2) Ravichandran Ashwin 4) Jacques Kallis Ans.) 2

Ques. : 456 Which of the following is not a member country of the European Union? 1) Austria 3) Hungary 5) None of these 2) Greece 4) Belgium Ans.) 5

Ques. : 457 Which of the following countries is all set to take the tradition Arab seat on the UN Security Council after Saudi Arabia rejected the position recently? 1) Jordan 3) Iraq 5) None of these 2) UAE 4) Iran Ans.) 1

Ques. : 458 The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced an interim assistance of Rs 1,000 cr for Andhra Pradesh recently. What amount did Odisha get for the same? 1) Rs 1,000 cr 3) Rs 1,500 cr 5) None of these Ques. : 459 Expand the term DIPP. 1) Department of Institutional Policy and
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Promotion 3) Department of Industrial Policy and Production 5) None of these

Promotion 4) Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion Ans.) 4

Ques. : 460 Alan Mulally, whos name has been included in the shortlist of candidates to select the next CEO of Microsoft, is the current CEO of 1) General Motors 3) Renault 5) None of these 2) Ford Motors 4) Toyota Motors Ans.) 2

Ques. : 461 The RBI released a new framework for foreign banks operating in India recently. Which of the following is correct with respect to the benefit these banks will receive? 1) These banks will be treated at near parity with Indian private banks in opening branches 2) Permission to open a branch in a tier-1 centre for every branch in tier-(2-6) centre

3) Permission to enter into M&A deals with Indian 4) All the above private banks 5) Only 1) and 2) Ans.) 4

Ques. : 462 Ace sportsperson Gaganjeet Bhullar is associated with which of the following games? 1) Billiards 3) Table tennis 5) None of these 2) Golf 4) Squash Ans.) 2

Ques. : 463 Who among the following will represent India in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka? 1) Manmohan Singh 3) Salman Khurshid 5) None of these 2) Pranab Mukherjee 4) P Chidambaram Ans.) 3

Ques. : 464 As per the provisions of the Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), what fraction of those given employment should be women? 1) two-third 3) one-third 5) None of these 2) half 4) one-fourth Ans.) 3

Ques. : 465 Who among the following had given the title, Father of the Nation, to Mahatma Gandhi? 1) Rabindranath Tagore 3) Jawaharlal Nehru 5) None of these 2) Subhas Chandra Bose 4) Bal Gangadhar Tilak Ans.) 2

Ques. : 466 Who among the following has won the 50th edition of the Indian Open golf tournament recently?
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1) Gaganjeet Bhullar 3) Mohammad Siddikur 5) None of these

2) Anirban Lahiri 4) SSP Chowrasia Ans.) 3

Ques. : 467 Smarte Trekk is the autobiography of which of the following chess maestros? 1) Viswanathan Anand 3) Levon Aronian 5) None of these Ques. : 468 Expand the term FPI. 1) Foreign Provisional Investors 3) Foreign Proportional Investors 5) None of these 2) Foreign Portfolio Investors 4) Foreign Priority Investors Ans.) 2 2) Magnus Carlsen 4) Vladimir Kramnik Ans.) 2

Ques. : 469 Which of the following incomes is exempt from income-tax as per the prevailing rules in India as of now? 1) The salary of govt employees 3) The agricultural income 5) None of these 2) The income derived by medical practices 4) The income derived from export of goods Ans.) 3

Ques. : 470 The govt has ordered to investigate the foreign funding to which of the following political parties in India after receiving complaints in this regard recently? 1) BJP 3) AAP 5) None of these 2) BSP 4) NCP Ans.) 3

Ques. : 471 Heena Sidhu won gold medal in the ISSF World Cup Final in Munich, Germany recently. She is the first ______of the country to achieve the feat. 1) Air pistol shooter 3) Archer 5) None of these 2) Air rifle shooter 4) Short putter Ans.) 1

Ques. : 472 Which of the following investigation agencies of India completed fifty years in operation recently? 1) Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) 3) Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) 5) None of these 2) National Investigation Agency (NIA) 4) Intelligence Bureau (IB) Ans.) 1

Ques. : 473 The Microsoft Corporation has announced recently to discontinue its support to which of the following operating systems on 8 Apr 2014? 1) Windows 98 3) Windows NT
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2) Windows XP 4) Windows 7
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5) None of these

Ans.) 2

Ques. : 474 Which of the following is not a regulatory body? 1) FMC 3) PFRDA 5) None of these Ques. : 475 The term NOTA is associated with 1) An international treaty 3) Nuclear non-proliferation 5) None of these 2) Anti-tobacco campaign 4) A voting option Ans.) 4 2) SEBI 4) IRDA Ans.) 5

Ques. : 476 The Canvas Turbo is the latest smartphone launched in India by 1) Samsung 3) Micromax 5) None of these 2) LG 4) Lenovo Ans.) 3

Ques. : 477 The Hero Motocorp has announced to sponsor the Junior Hockey World Cup (Under-21) to be played from Dec 6-15 in 1) New Delhi 3) Chennai 5) None of these 2) Kolkata 4) Chandigarh Ans.) 1

Ques. : 478 Who among the following won the ATP World Tour Finals in London recently? 1) Novak Djokovic 3) Roger Federer 5) None of these 2) Rafael Nadal 4) David Marrero Ans.) 1

Ques. : 479 India announced itself free form which of the following diseases recently as there has been no occurrence of the disease in the last three months in the country which is the international norm for such declaration? 1) Swine Flu 3) Polio 5) None of these Ques. : 480 Expand the term NSIC. 1) National Scheduled Industries Corporation 3) National Small Industries Corporation 5) None of these
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2) Bird Flu 4) Cowpox Ans.) 2

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Ques. : 481 The book Foreign has been authored by 1) Sonora Jha 3) Shamsur Rahman Faruqi 5) None of these 2) Supriya Dravid 4) Nitya Ramakrishnan Ans.) 1

Ques. : 482 The International Day for Tolerance is observed on which of the following dates? 1) 14 Nov 3) 16 Nov 5) None of these 2) 15 Nov 4) 18 Nov Ans.) 3

Ques. : 483 The world diabetes day is observed on which of the following dates? 1) 14 Nov 3) 18 Nov 5) None of these 2) 16 Nov 4) 20 Nov Ans.) 1

Ques. : 484 The interest rate on the savings deposits is decided by 1) The RBI 3) IBA 5) None of these 2) Banks 4) Market forces Ans.) 2

Ques. : 485 The book The Mirror of Beauty has been authored by 1) Nitya Ramakrishnan 3) Shamsur Rahman Faruqi 5) None of these Ques. : 486 Expand the term BIFR. 1) Board for Industrial and Financial Restructuring 3) Board for International Financial Reconstruction 5) None of these 2) Board for Industrial and Farm-loan Reconstruction 4) Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction Ans.) 4 2) Supriya Dravid 4) Sonora Jha Ans.) 3

Ques. : 487 Who among the following has been sworn in as the new president of Maldives recently? 1) Mohamed Nasheed 3) Mohammed Waheed Hassan 5) None of these 2) Qasim Ibrahim 4) Yameen Abdul Gayoom Ans.) 4

Ques. : 488 The cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and acclaimed scientist C N R Rao have been chosen for which of the following prestigious civilian awards of the country recently?
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1) Bharat Ratna 3) Padma Vibhushan 5) None of these

2) Desh Ratna 4) Padma Shree Ans.) 1

Ques. : 489 Doris Lessing, who died recently, was a Nobel prize-winner and a/an 1) Author 3) Physicist 5) None of these 2) Economist 4) Chemist Ans.) 1

Ques. : 490 In which of the following countries, a deadly plane crash took place recently killing at least 50 people? The 23-year old plane or pilot error is seen as the likely cause for the disaster. 1) US 3) Russia 5) None of these 2) Israel 4) Egypt Ans.) 3

Ques. : 491 Which of the following countries has unveiled its latest drone plane named Fotros which has an operational range of 2,000 kilometres and can fly at an altitude of 25,000 feet? 1) Israel 3) China 5) None of these 2) Iran 4) Japan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 492 Two volcanoes, Mount Sinabung and Merapi, erupted in which of the following countries recently? 1) Spain 3) Philippines 5) None of these 2) Italy 4) Indonesia Ans.) 4

Ques. : 493 Michel Martelly is the present president of which of the following countries? The protesters in his country are rallying demanding his resignation. 1) Haiti 3) Nigeria 5) None of these 2) Estonia 4) Algeria Ans.) 1

Ques. : 494 The Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt has been crowned the Male World Athletes of the Year, 2013. Who among the following has been awarded the Female World Athletes of the Year 2013? 1) Allyson Felix 3) Carmelita Jeter 5) None of these 2) Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 4) Veronica Campbell-Brown Ans.) 2

Ques. : 495 Relaxing a condition for exports of the sugar, the govt has increased the upper limit per application for registration for the same from existing 25,000 tonnes to
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1) 50,000 tonnes 3) 70,000 tonnes 5) None of these

2) 60,000 tonnes 4) 80,000 tonnes Ans.) 1

Ques. : 496 The game between World Championship defender Viswanathan Anand and who among the following is going on in Chennai? The first to score six points in a total of twelve games will be declared the World Champion. 1) Vladimir Kramnik 3) Veselin Topalov 5) None of these 2) Levon Aronian 4) Magnus Carlsen Ans.) 4

Ques. : 497 Which of the following is correct with respect to a nuclear non-proliferation programme between US and Russia which ended recently? 2) The programme is commonly known as 1) It was a 20-year program to convert highly Megatons to Megawatts and is one of the most enriched uranium from dismantled Russian successful nuclear nonproliferation partnerships nuclear weapons into fuel for the US power plants. ever undertaken. 3) The agreement gave Russia the financial incentive to dismantle thousands of nuclear weapons. 5) Only 1) and 2) 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 498 The completely refurbished 44,500 tonne carrier Admiral Gorshkov has been commissioned into the Indian Navy recently rechristened as 1) INS Vikramaditya 3) INS Vikrant 5) None of these 2) INS Viraat 4) INS Vidhvanshak Ans.) 1

Ques. : 499 The UN general assembly filled 14 vacant seats on the 47-member Human Rights Council recently for a three-year period beginning on 1 Jan 2014. Which of the following is not among the newly elected countries? 1) Cuba 3) UK 5) None of these 2) Saudi Arabia 4) Maldives Ans.) 5

Ques. : 500 The National Integration Day is observed every year on the birthday anniversary of the first woman prime minister of the India, Indira Gandhi, which falls on 1) 14 Nov 3) 19 Nov 5) None of these 2) 17 Nov 4) 21 Nov Ans.) 3

Ques. : 501 The US President Barack Obama has nominated who among the following Indian-American for the post of Surgeon General? He would be the first-ever IndianAmerican to occupy this post and also the youngest ever Surgeon General of the US. 1) Bharat Desai
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2) Vivek Murthy
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3) Vinod Khosla 5) None of these

4) Kavitark Ram Shriram Ans.) 2

Ques. : 502 Who among the following has been given the 'International Indian of the Decade' award by the India Link International for his outstanding achievements in the fields of industry, education and philanthropy? 1) Anil Agarwal 3) Lord Paul 5) None of these 2) Lakshmi Mittal 4) Ravi Ruia Ans.) 3

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