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Ques. : 1 Name the Telugu writer who was selected for the prestigious Jnanpith award for the year 2012. 1) R Ananthamurthy 3) Jayakanthan 5) None of these 2) Dr Ravuri Bharadwaja 4) JM Sali Ans.) 2

Ques. : 2 The recent CAG reports point out several performances and financial anomalies in Kol Dham Hydro Electric Power Project. The project belongs to 1) Jammu & Kashmir 3) Himachal Pradesh 5) None of these 2) Uttarakhand 4) Meghalaya Ans.) 3

Ques. : 3 As per the data released by the Ministry of Rural Development recently, job generation under the MNREGA scheme has _______ over the years. 1) increased 3) remained constant 5) None of these 2) declined 4) mixed trend Ans.) 2

Ques. : 4 Which of the following statements is/are not correct about National Population Register (NPR)? 1) It is a project of home ministry. 3) It collects identity through three biometricsphotographs, fingerprints and iris impression. 5) It will be used for identification and providing target groups access to government schemes and social sector benefits. 2) It is a substitute for Aadhar (UID). 4) All the residents above five years of age have to be enrolled mandatorily. Ans.) 2

Ques. : 5 Name the player who became the first bowler to take three hat-tricks in the Indian Premier League (IPL). 1) Yuvraj Singh 3) Amit Mishra 5) None of these 2) Rohit Sharma 4) Praveen Kumar Ans.) 3

Ques. : 6 Indian cinema will complete its journey of 100 years on May 3 this year. India's first silent feature film "Raja Harishchandra" was screened on May 3, 1913 at 1) Coronation Theatre 3) Prabhat Studios 5) Wadia Movietone 2) Majestic Cinema 4) Bombay Talkies Ans.) 1

Ques. : 7 Rohinton Nariman, who resigned from his post recently, was the 1) Advocate General of Delhi 3) Attorney General of India 5) None of these 2) Solicitor General of India 4) Assistant Solicitor General of India Ans.) 2

Ques. : 8 For the first time since 2006, Spain crashed out of the first round of the Davis Cup recently. Which of the following countries has defeated Spain in the world group tie? 1) Sweden 3) Canada 5) None of these
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2) France 4) Japan Ans.) 3


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Ques. : 9 Although the Union Cabinet approved a proposal for FDI in insurance to 49 per cent. The current percentage of FDI in India 1) 0 per cent 3) 74 per cent 5) None of these 2) 26 per cent 4) 49 per cent Ans.) 2

Ques. : 10 Name the only women chief election commissioner of India, who died on April 17 1) Rama Devi 3) Fathima Beevi 5) None of these 2) Leela Seth 4) Anna Chandy Ans.) 1

Ques. : 11 Which of the following politicians of India has been named by Time magazine among the 100 most influential people in the world in its annual list of global achievers? 1) Pranab Mukherjee 3) Jairam Ramesh 5) Manmohan Singh 2) P Chidambaram 4) Sushma Swaraj Ans.) 2

Ques. : 12 Name the woman officer who was appointed Special Director General of the country's largest paramilitary force CRPF on April 18. This is the first time a woman officer is occupying the second top post in the hierarchy of the force. 1) Kiran Bedi 3) Anjali Gupta 5) None of these 2) Nisha Priya Bhatia 4) Aruna Bahuguna Ans.) 4

Ques. : 13 Which of the following states Rural Management and Development Department has bagged the prestigious Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Public Administration for 2011-12? 1) MP 3) Bihar 5) Guajarat 2) Sikkim 4) Assam Ans.) 2

Ques. : 14 The Olympic gold medalist, Britain's Chris Hoy has announced his retirement from the sport on April 19. He was associated with the1) Hockey 3) Cycling 5) Weightlifting 2) Swimming 4) Shooting Ans.) 3

Ques. : 15 Union Cabinet on April 18 approved the proposal to increase dearness allowance (DA) to 80 per cent, benefiting about 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners of the central government. Earlier, it was 1) 50 per cent 3) 72 per cent 5) None of these 2) 68 per cent 4) 78 per cent Ans.) 3

Ques. : 16 According to United Nations report, Indian economy is likely to grow in 2013 at 1) 5 per cent 3) 6.2 per cent 5) 8 per cent 2) 5.5 per cent 4) 6.4 per cent Ans.) 4

Ques. : 17 The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved allocation of enhanced funds to the tune of Rs 12,000 crore as a special plan under the Backward Region Grant Fund for the 12th five year plan (2012-13 to 2016-17) against Rs 5,600 crore in the previous plan for 1) UP 3) MP 5) None of these 2) Bihar 4) Jharkhand Ans.) 2

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Ques. : 18 What is the limit of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) at present in private banks in India? 1) 26% 3) 100% 5) None of these 2) 49% 4) 74% Ans.) 4

Ques. : 19 P V Sindhu is associated with which of the following games? 1) Tennis 3) Golf 5) Wrestling Ques. : 20 World Heritage day is observed on 1) 18 April 3) 22 April 5) None of these 2) 19 April 4) 27 April Ans.) 1 2) Badminton 4) Shooting Ans.) 2

Ques. : 21 The is a situation of a political storm in India over the leakage of report that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram get a clean chit in the draft JPC report on 2G scam. The panel is chaired by who amongst the following? 1) Yashwant Sinha 3) J P Agarwal 5) None of these 2) PC Chacko 4) Murli Manohar Joshi Ans.) 2

Ques. : 22 Who amongst the following has written the book titled Samudra Manthan: Sino-Indian Rivalry In The IndoPacific? 1) Ira Pande 3) Sunil Janah 5) None of these 2) C Raja Mohan 4) Amish Tripathy Ans.) 2

Ques. : 23 Which of the following Indian cities, after a long gap of 25 years, will host the four-day 44th World Trade Centre General Assembly? The event will see over 300 global experts, policymakers, industrialists and marketing gurus. 1) Mumbai 3) Kolkata 5) None of these 2) New Delhi 4) Bangalore Ans.) 1

Ques. : 24 The veteran cricketer Mike Denness passed away recently. He belonged to which of the following countries? 1) South Africa 3) Australia 5) None of these 2) New Zealand 4) England Ans.) 4

Ques. : 25 Ahead of his 40th birthday, the wax statue of Sachin Tendulkar has been unveiled at which of the following cricket grounds recently? 1) Lords 3) Sydney 5) Melbourne 2) Eden Gardens 4) The Oval Ans.) 3

Ques. : 26 A Sivathanu Pillai has been given the Padma Bhushan award by President Pranab Mukherjee recently. The distinguished scientist is the chief of which of the following programmes? 1) Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme 3) Agni-V 5) None of these 2) BrahMos Aerospace 4) K-15 Ans.) 2

Ques. : 27 For the effective implementation of policies and programmes chartered out in the 12th Five Year Plan,
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planning commission has come with a new initiative, IBIN. What is the full form of the same? 1) India Backbone Initiative Network 3) India Backbone Implementation Network 5) None of these 2) India Broader Implementation Network 4) India Broad-based Implementation Norms Ans.) 3

Ques. : 28 Which of the following state governments has decided to expand the network of web enabled Online Treasury Information System in the State to seven more districts in addition to existing two districts? 1) Haryana 3) Andhra Pradesh 5) None of these 2) Punjab 4) Madhya Pradesh Ans.) 1

Ques. : 29 Indian shuttler PV Sindhu defeated who amongst the following to storm into the last-eight stage in the womens singles category in Badminton Asia Championships at Taipei recently? 1) Eriko Hirose 3) Juliane SCHENK 5) None of these 2) Shixian Wang 4) LI Xuerui Ans.) 2

Ques. : 30 Name the country which has launched a bio-satellite packed with an array of mice and other small creatures aboard its famed Soyuz rocket recently? This is an effort to study the effects of long flights on living organisms. 1) China 3) France 5) None of these 2) US 4) Russia Ans.) 4

Ques. : 31 The International Mother Earth Day is observed on which of the following dates? 1) April 20 3) April 22 5) None of these 2) April 21 4) April 23 Ans.) 3

Ques. : 32 Ms Shakuntala Devi passed away recently at a Bangaluru hospital following respiratory problems. She was a distinguished ______. 1) Mathematical genius 3) Classical Dancer 5) None of these 2) Sitar Maestro 4) Social Activist Ans.) 1

Ques. : 33 Name the Chinese province which was hit by a powerful earthquake recently. The authorities are continuing a massive rescue operation after the earthquake killed at least 188 people and left more than 11,000 others injured. 1) Yunnan 3) Guangdong 5) Zhejiang 2) Sichuan 4) Shandong Ans.) 2

Ques. : 34 About 185 people were killed and several others wounded during fierce clashes between the Boko Haram militants and the state military. These militants are active in which of the following countries? 1) Cameroon 3) Ghana 5) None of these 2) Benin 4) Nigeria Ans.) 4

Ques. : 35 Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect of European Unions (EU) latest stand on Syria? 1) The EU foreign ministers met in Luxembourg to 2) The 27-nation bloc had slapped a ban on discuss issues related to easing the oil embargo investments in Syrian oil in September 2011, against Syria to help the rebel opposition. followed by a ban on imports of oil in December. 3) Exports of crude provided up to one third of Syrias revenues and EU used to buy nearly 95 percent of the Syrian crude.
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4) All the above


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5) None of these

Ans.) 4

Ques. : 36 The five-day event, 8th World Chambers of Congress, is being held in which of the following cities? This is the years biggest international gathering of chamber and business leaders being held for the first time in the West Asia. 1) Abu Dhabi 3) Muscat 5) None of these 2) Qatar 4) Manama Ans.) 2

Ques. : 37 Who amongst the following has won the Monte Carlo Masters mens singles title recently? 1) Novak Djokovic 3) Andy Murray 5) None of these 2) Rafael Nadal 4) Roger Federer Ans.) 1

Ques. : 38 Who amongst the following has won the womens race of the London Marathon held recently amid tight security arrangements? 1) Priscah Jeptoo 3) Yukiko Akaba 5) None of these 2) Atsede Baysa 4) Edna Kiplagat Ans.) 1

Ques. : 39 Cheteshwar Pujara is the only Indian batsman to figure in the ICCs latest Test rankings retaining number seven position. Who amongst the following holds the top position amongst the batsmen? 1) AB de Villiers 3) Hashim Amla 5) None of these 2) Shivnarine Chanderpaul 4) KC Sangakkara Ans.) 3

Ques. : 40 Name the veteran politician and parliamentarian who has been elected unopposed as the new President of Bangladesh? 1) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad 3) Fakhruddin Ahmed 5) None of these 2) Abdul Hamid 4) Muhammad Yunus Ans.) 2

Ques. : 41 The Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to provide Z-category security to which of the following Indian industrialists recently? 1) Ratan Tata 3) Anil Ambani 5) None of these 2) Mukesh Ambani 4) Navin Jindal Ans.) 2

Ques. : 42 Name the Nigerian President who has set up a committee to investigate the possibility of granting a general amnesty to militants from the group known as Boko Haram. 1) Bola Ahmed Tinubu 3) Umaru Musa 5) None of these 2) Goodluck Jonathan 4) Muhammadu Buhari Ans.) 2

Ques. : 43 Who amongst the following has won the mens section of London Marathon held recently? 1) Feyisa Lilesa 3) Emmanuel Mutai 5) None of these 2) Ayele Abshero 4) Tsegaye Kebede Ans.) 4

Ques. : 44 Which of the following countries has topped the list of countries receiving remittances according to the latest edition of the World Banks Migration and Development Brief? 1) Nigeria 3) Philippines 5) India
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2) Mexico 4) China Ans.) 5


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Ques. : 45 Which of the following Indian automakers has been conferred with the prestigious Indian Multinational of the Year award at the AIMA Managing India Awards 2013? 1) Tata Motors 3) Hero Moto Corp 5) None of these 2) Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd 4) Bajaj Auto Ltd Ans.) 1

Ques. : 46 Consider the following statements with respect to Jagdish Saran Verma, who passed away recently, and choose the correct sentence(s): 1) He served as the 27th Chief Justice of India. 3) He was the first chairperson of the News Broadcasting Standards Authority. 5) Only 1) and 2) 2) He headed the three member committee to suggest improvement in criminal law to tackle crime against women. 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 47 Lalgudi Jayaraman, who passed away recently, was a legendary 1) violinist 3) flute player 5) None of these 2) guitarist 4) tabla palyer Ans.) 1

Ques. : 48 Name the person who has been appointed as the vice-chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (CCI) recently? 1) Ratan Tata 3) Sunil Bharti Mittal 5) None of these 2) Anil Agrawal 4) Ravi Ruia Ans.) 3

Ques. : 49 National Panchayati Raj Diwas is observed on which of the following dates to mark the passing of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992, which institutionalised Panchayati Raj. 1) April 21 3) April 23 5) None of these 2) April 22 4) April 24 Ans.) 4

Ques. : 50 The name of PV Sandhu is associated with which of the following games? 1) Cricket 3) Badminton 5) None of these 2) Tennis 4) Billiards Ans.) 3

Ques. : 51 Sunil Bharti Mittal has been elected as the Vice-Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce recently. Who amongst the following has been elected as the chairman of ICC? 1) Harold McGraw III 3) Rajan Bharati Mittal 5) None of these 2) Gerard Worms 4) Victor K Fung Ans.) 1

Ques. : 52 Name the female voice behind hit Hindi songs like Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon, Kabhi Aar Kabhi Paar and Kajra Mohabbat Wala, the legendary singer of Hindi film industry, who died recently. 1) Salma Aagha 3) Shamshad Begum 5) None of these 2) Noor Jahan 4) Suraiya Jamaal Sheikh Ans.) 3

Ques. : 53 International conference called Heart of Asia is to be held in Kazakhstan which is a part of the Istambul process that aims to stabilise which of the following war-torm countries? 1) Syria
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2) Afghanistan
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3) South Sudan 5) None of these

4) Nigeria Ans.) 2

Ques. : 54 The 6th Edition of Wireless, Mobile Networking Conference 2013 was held at which of the following cities recently? 1) Dubai 3) Manila 5) None of these 2) Manama 4) Kuala Lumpur Ans.) 1

Ques. : 55 The 13th Finance Commission has sanctioned assistance of _______ for development of various tourism destinations in Madhya Pradesh. 1) Rs 100 crore 3) Rs 180 crore 5) None of these 2) Rs 120 crore 4) Rs 200 crore Ans.) 3

Ques. : 56 Pralhad Bramhachari, who passed away recently, was a noted ________. 1) Classical dancer 3) Journalist 5) None of these 2) Folk singer 4) Historian Ans.) 2

Ques. : 57 There is a widespread outrage witnessed against the Kolkata-based Saradha Realty India in recent days. Consider the following statements in this regard and choose the correct sentence(s): 1) Market regulator Sebi has ordered to close all its collective schemes and refund the money of investors within three months. 3) The Sebi had carried another investigation about three years ago after a reference was received from the Director Economic Offences investigation Cell, Government of West Bengal. 5) Only 2) and 3) 2) Its Managing Director Sudipto Sen has been arrested from Jammu and Kashmir.

4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 58 Union Minister of Commerce, Industry and Textiles, Anand Sharma launched 21 New Textile Parks recently. These Parks approved under Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP) take the total number of parks to ___ in the country. 1) 51 3) 61 5) None of these 2) 55 4) 72 Ans.) 3

Ques. : 59 Who amongst the following has been appointed as the President of Editors Guild of India? Editors Guild of India is the organisation of the editors of various magazines and newspapers of India. 1) TN Ninan 3) KK Katyal 5) None of these 2) Narasimhan Ravi 4) BG Vergese Ans.) 2

Ques. : 60 Italys Parliament elected who amongst the following as the new president of the country? 1) Romano Prodi 3) Lamberto Dini 5) None of these 2) Marco Antonio Bertolotti 4) Giorgio Napolitano Ans.) 4

Ques. : 61 Who amongst the following has been appointed as the President of Editors Guild of India? Editors Guild of India is the organisation of the editors of various magazines and newspapers of India. 1) TN Ninan 3) KK Katyal
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5) None of these

Ans.) 2

Ques. : 62 MR Poovamma has won the gold in the 17th Federation Cup athletics championships at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) recently. She won the medal in which of the following categories? 1) 100m 3) 200m 5) None of these 2) 150m 4) 400m Ans.) 4

Ques. : 63 Who amongst the following has been named as the Prime Minister-Designate by the President of Italy recently? 1) Enrico Letta 3) Mario Monti 5) None of these 2) Silvio Berlusconi 4) Giuliano Amato Ans.) 1

Ques. : 64 Archana Bhargava has been appointed as the Chairman and the Managing Director of which of the following banks recently? 1) Bank of Baroda 3) Union Bank of India 5) None of these 2) United Bank of India 4) Canara Bank Ans.) 2

Ques. : 65 Name the promoter of the collapsed chit fund company Saradha Group that has bankrupted small depositors in West Bengal and nearby areas. 1) Amar Gopal Bose 3) Purnendu Chatterjee 5) None of these 2) Sudipta Sen 4) Aveek Sarkar Ans.) 2

Ques. : 66 The deal sealed between Jet Airways and the Etihad Airways was in news recently. The board of directors of Jet Airways has approved a proposal to allot ______ stake to Etihad Airways. 1) 10 per cent 3) 20 per cent 5) None of these 2) 12 per cent 4) 24 per cent Ans.) 4

Ques. : 67 The WIPO, a United Nations body, has pointed out the need for a second interpretation of global intellectual property law. What is the full form of WIPO? 1) World Intellectual Property Organisation 3) World Intellectual Propriety Organisation 5) None of these 2) World Inherent Property Organisation 4) World Invertible Property Organisation Ans.) 1

Ques. : 68 Indian businesses and consumers will soon be able to check the authenticity of a product with the help of a mobile phone application. Name the application which is being developed by the Interpol. 1) I-Register 3) Info-world 5) None of these 2) I-Checkit 4) I-Sure Ans.) 2

Ques. : 69 The unexpected 4-0 defeat of Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final made news recently. Which of the following teams defeated Barcelona? 1) Aston Villa 3) Barton Rovers 5) None of these 2) Manchester United 4) Bayern Munich Ans.) 4

Ques. : 70 Sunil Bharti Mittal has been appointed the vice-chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) recently. This world business organisation with presence in over 90 countries is based in 1) London 3) Paris
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5) None of these

Ans.) 3

Ques. : 71 World Intellectual Property Day is observed on which of the following dates? 1) April 20 3) April 22 5) None of these 2) April 21 4) April 26 Ans.) 4

Ques. : 72 The London Olympics quarter-finalist, Parupalli Kashyap, was ousted in the first-round of the India Open singles event recently but moved up a place to the career-best in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings. What is his current BWF (singles) ranking? 1) Second 3) Sixth 5) None of these 2) Forth 4) Eighth Ans.) 3

Ques. : 73 In the wake of an alleged fraud by Kolkata-based Saradha group, the Central Government has ordered a SFIO probe into the matter of suspected misuse of the public money by various chit fund companies. What is the full form of SFIO? 1) Serial Fraud Investigation Office 3) Specific Fraud Investigation Office 5) None of these 2) Serious Fraud Investigation Office 4) Stock Fraud Investigation Office Ans.) 2

Ques. : 74 The newly formed no frills airline, AirAsia India, is a joint venture company comprising three partners, Tata Sons, AirAsia and 1) Toss Financial 3) Capital Group 5) None of these 2) Telestra Tradeplace 4) Barclays Capital Ans.) 2

Ques. : 75 Which of the following recently published books is written by Sandipan Deb? 1) The Last War 3) Samudra Manthan 5) None of these 2) The City of Devi 4) Chanakyas New Manifesto Ans.) 1

Ques. : 76 Which of the following countries has become the first country outside South Asia to legislate against caste discrimination recently? 1) France 3) UK 5) None of these 2) Germany 4) Norway Ans.) 3

Ques. : 77 CERT India, the government body that monitors cyber threats within the country, has warned of a new variant of a computer worm that steals bank account details from infected computers recently. What is the expanded form of CERT? 1) Indian Centralised Emergency Response Team 3) Indian Computer Emergency Redressal Team 5) None of these 2) Indian Computer Experts Response Team 4) Indian Computer Emergency Response Team Ans.) 4

Ques. : 78 Who amongst the following has been elected as the ninth President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) recently? 1) Haruhiko Kuroda 3) Mitsuo Sato 5) None of these 2) Takehiko Nakao 4) Tadao Chino Ans.) 2

Ques. : 79 Name the product which has been accorded the Geographical Indication (GI) registration by Chennai-based Geographical Indication Registry recently? A GI is a name or sign used on certain products which corresponds to a
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specific geographical location or origin in the world. 1) Lucknow Zardozi 3) Bhagalpuri Silk 5) None of these 2) Varanasi Saree 4) Assamese Gamosa Ans.) 1

Ques. : 80 Name the European country which parliament has recently passed a bill that would make smoking in the presence of children equal to an act of physical violence. 1) Greece 3) Latvia 5) None of these 2) Finland 4) Denmark Ans.) 3

Ques. : 81 Ahead of companys annual shareholder meeting, Fred Amoroso has resigned as the chairperson of which of the following internet companies with immediate effect? 1) Rediff 3) AT & T 5) None of these 2) Yahoo 4) Amazon Ans.) 2

Ques. : 82 Which of the following countries has joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) as a dialogue partner recently? China, Russia and four Central Asian nations Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan formed the SCO in 2001 as a regional security bloc. 1) Turkey 3) Turkmenistan 5) None of these 2) Afghanistan 4) Azerbaijan Ans.) 1

Ques. : 83 Anil Goswami has been appointed as new secretary in which of the following Ministries? He is the first bureaucrat from Jammu and Kashmir cadre to be appointed to this post. 1) Ministry of Home Affairs 3) Ministry of Civil Aviation 5) None of these 2) Ministry of Corporate Affairs 4) Department of Atomic Energy Ans.) 1

Ques. : 84 Name the Indian shuttler who has become the first Indian lady to reach the semifinals of the $200,000 India Open badminton championship? 1) Saina Nehwal 3) PV Sindhu 5) None of these 2) Arundhati Pantawane 4) Aparna Popat Ans.) 3

Ques. : 85 Union Minister of State for Power (Independent Charge) Jyotiraditya Scindia recently dedicated the third unit of Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power Project at Jharli to the nation. Jharli is located in which of the following states? 1) Himachal Pradesh 3) Haryana 5) None of these 2) Punjab 4) Rajasthan Ans.) 3

Ques. : 86 The International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) has awarded the lifetime achievement award to who amongst the following recently? 1) Neerja Chowdhury 3) Mrinal Pande 5) None of these 2) Alka Saxena 4) Jai Chandiram Ans.) 4

Ques. : 87 The Technical Expert Committee (TEC), appointed by the Supreme Court, has called for a moratorium of how many years on open field trials of Bt food crops until adequate regulatory mechanisms and safety standards are put in place? 1) 2-years 3) 10-years
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2) 5-years 4) 15-years
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5) None of these

Ans.) 3

Ques. : 88 Name the country which has alleged that China has de facto occupied its disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. It claims that the shoal is well within its 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone of the country, as recognized by international law. 1) Vietnam 3) Taiwan 5) None of these 2) Philippines 4) Japan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 89 The race for the next Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has reached in the final stage with only two names, Heremino Blanco from Mexico and Roberto Carvalho de Azevedo from Brazil left in the field. Who is the present DG of the WTO? 1) Pascal Lamy 3) Taeho Bark 5) None of these 2) Tim Groser 4) Haruhiko Kuroda Ans.) 1

Ques. : 90 India has acceded to Madrid Protocol which allows Indian companies to register their trademarks in ____ countries by filing a single application. 1) 50 3) 70 5) None of these 2) 69 4) 89 Ans.) 4

Ques. : 91 Examine the following statements with respect Sarabjit Singh, who was attacked by fellow prisoners in a Karachi jail recently and now is in deep coma, and choose the correct sentence(s): 1) He was convicted of alleged involvement in a string of bomb attacks in Punjab province in Pakistan that killed 14 people in 1990 and was awarded death sentence. 2) His mercy petitions were rejected by the courts and the President but the outgoing Pakistan Peoples Party-led government put off his execution for an indefinite period.

3) Pakistan has proposed to send him to India for treatment and has sought visa and transportation 4) Only 1) and 2) facility from Indian authorities. 5) All 1), 2) and 3) Ans.) 4

Ques. : 92 Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands will have to wait for their third title of the season as they ended runners-up at the WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix after losing the summit clash to _______ recently. 1) Sabine Lisicki and Mona Barthel 3) Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva 5) None of these 2) Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond 4) Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci Ans.) 1

Ques. : 93 Who amongst the following has clinched the mens singles title at the India Open Super Series badminton tournament held in New Delhi recently? 1) Kenichi Tago 3) Lee Chong Wei 5) None of these 2) DU Pengyu 4) Chen Long Ans.) 3

Ques. : 94 The government has set up a six-member inter-ministerial committee to suggest measures to boost Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) exports. This committee is headed by 1) Ajit Kumar Seth 3) Omita Paul 5) None of these 2) Pulok Chatterji 4) RS Gujral Ans.) 4

Ques. : 95 America experts has alleged Syrian regime of using chemical weapons against the rebel opposition. Samples of which of the following chemical agents have been traced? 1) Kolokol-1
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2) Sarin
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3) Ethyl iodoacetate 5) None of these

4) Benzyl bromide Ans.) 2

Ques. : 96 NN Vohra has been given an extension of five years as the governor of which of the following states recently? 1) Haryana 3) Odisha 5) None of these 2) Himachal Pradesh 4) Jammu and Kashmir Ans.) 4

Ques. : 97 Serbian lawmakers have overwhelmingly supported an agreement aimed at normalising relations with breakaway Kosovo region. Kosovo has declared its independence in _______. 1) 2005 3) 2007 5) None of these 2) 2006 4) 2008 Ans.) 4

Ques. : 98 Which of the following cities has been finalised as the venue of the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting (CHOGM) scheduled to be held in November? 1) Canberra 3) Colombo 5) None of these 2) New Delhi 4) Naypyidaw Ans.) 3

Ques. : 99 The Boeing Dreamliner 787 aircraft returned to commercial service after the US agency declared it safe to fly. Which of the following airlines became the first one to use the plane since it was grounded earlier this year? 1) Nippon Airways 3) Air India 5) None of these 2) Ethiopian Airlines 4) American Airlines Ans.) 2

Ques. : 100 Who amongst the following has won the womans singles title of the WTA Porsche Grand Prix played at Stuttgart recently? Sweeping her second title in 2013, she has become the first player to retain the title since Lindsey Davenport in 2005. 1) Li Na 3) Victoria Azarenka 5) None of these 2) Maria Sharapova 4) Serena Williams Ans.) 2

Ques. : 101 The prisoners of Guantanamo detention facility of US are on hunger strike protesting against their indefinite detention and being held without charge. This detention camp is situated in which of the following countries? 1) Afghanistan 3) Ethiopia 5) None of these 2) Cuba 4) Nigeria Ans.) 2

Ques. : 102 Consider the following statements with respect to Statistical Institute of Asia Pacific (SIAP), one of the most active organs of the UN, and choose the correct sentence(s): 2) The SIAP was established in Tokyo in 1970 by 1) India has been elected to the governing council 20 countries in Asia and the Pacific and the United of the 41-member prestigious SIAP recently. Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 3) The governing council of SIAP bears a representative designated by the Government of Japan and eight representatives nominated by other members. 5) Only 2) and 3) 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 103 Name the country whose Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi escaped an assassination attempt in the capital city of the country recently. 1) Egypt
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3) Cambodia 5) None of these

4) Nigeria Ans.) 2

Ques. : 104 The 143rd birth anniversary of the father of Indian Cinema, Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, was celebrated recently. The one of the most prestigious awards in Indian cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke Award (for lifetime contribution to cinema), was instituted by the Government of India in his honor in which of the following years? 1) 1959 3) 1979 5) None of these 2) 1969 4) 1989 Ans.) 2

Ques. : 105 Who amongst the following has won the Barcelona Open mens singles title recently? He clinched the title for a record 7th time. 1) David Ferrer 3) Andy Murray 5) None of these 2) Rafael Nadal 4) Novak Djokovic Ans.) 2

Ques. : 106 Name the rising Indian shuttler who is participating in Malaysia Grand Prix Gold 2013 badminton tournament as the top seed in the women's singles category in Kuala Lumpur. 1) Rituparna Das 3) PC Thulasi 5) None of these 2) Arundhati Pantawane 4) PV Sindhu Ans.) 4

Ques. : 107 What is the expanded form of ECGC as used in banking/financial sector? 1) Export Creditors Guarantee Corporation of India 3) Export Credit Garnering Corporation of India 5) None of these 2) Export Credential Guarantee Corporation of India 4) Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Ans.) 4

Ques. : 108 Who among the following is the author of the recently published book titled Che In Paona Bazaar? 1) Zoya Hasan 3) Harish Dhillon 5) None of these 2) Kishalay Bhattacharjee 4) Basudeb Pal Majumdar Ans.) 2

Ques. : 109 Following the global trend, the civil aviation ministry has allowed domestic airlines to unbundle which of the following services and charge separately for them? It will allow airlines to keep a lower base fare and give passengers the flexibility to pay for services they need. 1) Check-in baggage 3) Meals 5) Only 1) and 2) 2) Allotment of preferred seats 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 110 Name the footballer who has been named the player and young player of the year by Professional Football Association (PFA) for 2012-13. He has become only the third person to clinch the double accolade in the same season. 1) Jermain Colin Defoe 3) Wayne Mark Rooney 5) None of these 2) Gareth Bale 4) Aaron Justin Ans.) 2

Ques. : 111 The Director General of World Trade Organistion (WTO), Pascal Lamy, will step down later this year. But before that, he is busy agreeing all the _____ members of WTO on an agenda for the ministerial meeting scheduled in Bali. 1) 139 3) 159 5) None of these 2) 149 4) 169 Ans.) 3

Ques. : 112 The CERC recently ruled out the allegation of the Association of Power Producers that state-run NTPC has
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abused its dominant position while signing power purchase pacts recently. CERC stands for 1) Central Electricity Regulatory Committee 3) Centralised Electricity Redressal Commission 5) None of these 2) Central Electricity Regulatory Commission 4) Centre for Electricity Regulation and Commissioning Ans.) 2

Ques. : 113 India is building the heaviest and largest parts of the Tokamak, the machine behind the biggest scientific collaboration on the planet till date. The project called ITER, includes 34 nations and is aimed at producing cheap clean and safe energy through 1) Nuclear fission 3) Solar Energy 5) None of these 2) Nuclear fusion 4) Wind Energy Ans.) 2

Ques. : 114 Queen Beatrix is all set to step down in favour of her eldest son Willem Alexander soon. Known for her charity work, she held the throne for 33 years in 1) Japan 3) Netherlands 5) None of these 2) Argentina 4) Spain Ans.) 3

Ques. : 115 Harin Raval has resigned from his post following difference with his seniors on the matter the draft report of the coal block allocation scam. He has resigned as _____. 1) Solicitor General 3) Attorney General 5) None of these 2) Additional Solicitor General 4) Advocate General Ans.) 2

Ques. : 116 The World Bank has lowered the growth forecast of India for the current fiscal from 7 per cent to ___ per cent. The decline in the agriculture sector is being seen as the reason behind it. 1) 5 3) 6 5) None of these 2) 5.1 4) 6.1 Ans.) 4

Ques. : 117 The Golden Girl (Bangaru Talli) scheme has been launched in which of the following states? It is targeted to protect girl child and ensure her education and is limited to two children of each BPL family. 1) Karnataka 3) Kerala 5) None of these 2) Andhra Pradesh 4) Tamil Nadu Ans.) 2

Ques. : 118 May 1 is celebrated as the Labour Day. This day is also celebrated as the formation day of which of the following states? 1) Rajasthan 3) Madhya Pradesh 5) Odisha 2) Assam 4) Gujarat Ans.) 4

Ques. : 119 The Finance Bill has been passed in Lokh Sabha finally. Which of the following is/are highlight(s) of this bill? 1) Wealth tax on agricultural land has been ruled out 3) There is provision for higher duty on Sports Utility Vehicles 5) Only 1) and 3) 2) The residency norms for investors from countries such as Mauritius has been eased 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 120 The World Wide Web is celebrating its 20th year in the service. Who among the following had invented the WWW at Cern laboratory 20 years back?
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1) Robert Hooke 3) Zacharias Janssen 5) None of these

2) Tim Berners-Lee 4) VA Shiva Ayyadurai Ans.) 2

Ques. : 121 Krishna Poonia will participate in the opening leg of the prestigious Diamond League Meetings series in Doha soon. She is an ace Indian player of ________. 1) Badminton 3) Archery 5) None of these 2) Discus Throw 4) Long Jump Ans.) 2

Ques. : 122 The Parliament of Bangladesh has elected who amongst the following as its first woman and the youngest speaker till date recently? 1) Dipu Moni 3) Begum Motia Chowdhury 5) None of these 2) Shahara Khatun 4) Shrin Sharmin Chowdhury Ans.) 4

Ques. : 123 The Peshawar High Court in Pakistan imposed a ban on former President Pervez Musharraf recently. He has been banned ________from contesting elections. 1) for life 3) for two years 5) None of these 2) for one year 4) for five years Ans.) 1

Ques. : 124 Name the person who has been listed by the Forbes as the first billionaire of Nepal with a net worth of $1billion recenlty. He is also known as the noodle billionaire for his Wai Wai noodles. 1) Krishna Prasad Bhattarai 3) Binod Chaudhary 5) None of these 2) Upendra Mahato 4) Min Bahadur Gurung Ans.) 3

Ques. : 125 For the most of the last eight quarters, Indias second largest software service company, Infosys, has been lagging behind the industry average causing worries for stock markets. Who among the following is the CEO of the company at the present? 1) K Gopalakrishnan 3) Srinath Batni 5) V Balakrishnan 2) SD Shibulal 4) Srikantan Moorthy Ans.) 2

Ques. : 126 The Chief Economic Advisor at the Finance Ministry, Raghuram Rajan, is pitching for the early passage of the insurance bill which seeks to increase the foreign direct investment level to __________from the current 26 per cent. 1) 49 per cent 3) 76 per cent 5) None of these 2) 51 per cent 4) 100 per cent Ans.) 1

Ques. : 127 Which of the following statements is correct? SX 40 is 1) the name of a new mid-size sedan launched by 2) the name of a new submarine launched Maruti Suzuki missile developed by DRDO 3) a newly developed nuclear fusion reactor 5) None of these 4) the name of the index of MCX-SX Ans.) 4

Ques. : 128 The finance bill, 2013, proposes CTT on non-agro commodities such as gold, silver and crude oil among others. Sellers will now have to pay tax at the rate of 0.01 per cent on transactions in these items. What is the expanded form of CTT? 1) Cumulative Transaction Tax 3) Conducive Transaction Tax 5) None of these
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Ques. : 129 The US agency for International Development (USAID) has been expelled by the president Evo Morales in which of the following countries recently? The agency has been alleged of undermining the present government. 1) Bolivia 3) Paraguay 5) None of these 2) Ecuador 4) Peru Ans.) 1

Ques. : 130 The Union Cabinet has given its nod to policy guidelines for FM radio phase-III that will open up 294 cities to private radio services. At present who many cities are covered by FM radio services? 1) 46 3) 86 5) None of these 2) 68 4) 92 Ans.) 3

Ques. : 131 What is the expanded form of WIPO? It is a United Nations body. 1) World Inherent Property Organisation 3) World Intellectual Property Organisation 5) None of these 2) World Intellectual Priority Organisation 4) World Inherent Priority Organisation Ans.) 3

Ques. : 132 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has hinted to lower its lending programme to developing countries including India as its investments are not yielding adequate returns. Which of the following countries is the biggest borrower of ADB at present? 1) Pakistan 3) Indonesia 5) None of these 2) Japan 4) India Ans.) 4

Ques. : 133 Which of the following statements is/are correct about the rising tennis player of India, Somdev Devvarman? 1) The AITA has recommended his name for the 2) He had won the singles gold in 2010 prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for the Commonwealth Games. year 2013. 3) He had won gold in both singles and doubles in the Guangzhou Asian Games in 2010. 5) Only 1) and 3) 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 134 World Press Freedom Day observed on which of the following dates? 1) April 29 3) May 3 5) None of these 2) April 30 4) May 5 Ans.) 3

Ques. : 135 The 92nd birth anniversary of Satyajit Ray, the legendary artist counted among the great masters of world cinema, was celebrated on May 2. Which of the following is not a film made by him? 1) Pather Panchali 3) Apur Sansar 5) All are Satyajit Rays films 2) Teesri Kasam 4) Shatranj Ke Khilari Ans.) 2

Ques. : 136 Sticking to its cautious stance, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cut the repo rate by just 0.25 per cent in its recent policy review. Now the effective repo rate has become 1) 7.75 per cent 3) 7.25 per cent 5) None of these 2) 7.50 per cent 4) 7 per cent Ans.) 3

Ques. : 137 Name the Indian who has won Whitley Award recently, an international nature conservation prize dubbed as Green Oscar. 1) Aparajita Datta 3) Maneka Gandhi
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5) None of these

Ans.) 1

Ques. : 138 Which of the following is the highest award given for the lifetime achievement in sports in India? 1) Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 3) Dronacharya Award 5) None of these 2) Dhyan Chand Award 4) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Award Ans.) 2

Ques. : 139 Who among the following has been voted the new president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) recently? 1) Hafez Al Medlej 3) Worawai Makudi 5) None of these 2) Yusuf Al Sarkel 4) Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa Ans.) 4

Ques. : 140 The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has finally approved Swedish furniture retailer IKEAs proposal to start single brand retail venture in India. IKEA has proposed to invest______ in India in single brand retail venture. 1) Rs 10,500 crore 3) Rs 6,500 crore 5) None of these 2) Rs 8,500 crore 4) Rs 5,500 crore Ans.) 1

Ques. : 141 Who among the following is the current Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), a Unite Nations body? He was in Indian recently to attend the 7th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy. 1) Kamil Idris 3) Pascal Lamy 5) None of these 2) Francis Gurry 4) Takehiko Nakao Ans.) 2

Ques. : 142 RBI in its monetary policy for 2013-14 had reduced the repo (short-term lending) rate by 0.25 percent and pegged the economic growth rate for the current fiscal at 1) 5.7 percent 3) 6.7 percent 5) None of these 2) 6.1 percent 4) 7.1 percent Ans.) 1

Ques. : 143 Consider the following statements with respect to National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) and indentify the correct statement(s): 1) The Rs 22,507-crore mission has got the Cabinet nod recently. 3) The Mission will be implemented through a PPP model at all the levels and includes setting up one primary health centre for every 50,00060,000 people 5) Only 1) and 3) 2) The government has introduced this scheme to provide healthcare to the urban poor on the lines of its flagship National Rural Health Mission. 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 144 The Finance Minister P Chidambaram cautioned Rajan Katoch recently not to hurt legitimate investments while probing money laundering cases. Rajan Katoch is the Director of which of the following institutions at present? 1) Sebi 3) Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) 5) None of these 2) Enforcement Directorate (ED) 4) Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) Ans.) 2

Ques. : 145 The 15-member Indian cricket squad has been picked up for the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in _____in coming June. 1) South Africa 3) England
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5) None of these

Ans.) 3

Ques. : 146 What is the current ranking of India among 179 countries in the 2013 World Press Freedom Index released by the Reporters Without Borders recently? 1) 173th 3) 154th 5) None of these 2) 160th 4) 140th Ans.) 4

Ques. : 147 Who among the following heads the Cabinet Committee on Investment (CCI) in India? 1) The Prime Minister 2) The Finance Minister 3) The Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission 4) The Governor of RBI 5) None of these Ans.) 1

Ques. : 148 The young woman scientist, Jenita Mary Nongkynrih, hails from which of the following states? She has been selected for this year's ISRO Young Scientist Award for her urban information system project in the North East. 1) Mizoram 3) Meghalaya 5) None of these 2) Manipur 4) Arunachal Pradesh Ans.) 3

Ques. : 149 The 46th Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors was held in which of the following Indian cities recently? 1) Mumbai 3) Chennai 5) None of these 2) Bangalore 4) Noida Ans.) 4

Ques. : 150 The rising Indian shuttler, PV Sindhu, has entered into her maiden Grand Prix Gold final in Kuala Lumpur. She defeated who amongst the following in the semi-finals? 1) Juan Gu 3) Wang Yihan 5) None of these 2) Sapsiree Tearattanachai 4) LI Xuerui Ans.) 2

Ques. : 151 The 13th general elections in Malaysia were held recently and the ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional (National Front), retained its 56-year hold on power. Name the person who leads this coalition and is all set to become the next Prime Minister of the country. 1) Anwar Ibrahim 3) Mohamed Azmin bin Ali 5) None of these 2) Muhyiddin Yassin 4) Najib Razak Ans.) 4

Ques. : 152 The British Conservative MP, Nigel Evans, has been arrested over allegations of rape and sexual assault to two men. He holds which of the following positions in the House of Commons of the British Parliament at present? 1) The Deputy Speaker 3) The Leader of Opposition 5) None of these 2) The Speaker 4) The Chancellor of the Exchequer Ans.) 1

Ques. : 153 Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), a mega infrastructure project between the political capital and the business capital of India, i.e. Delhi and Mumbai? 1) The 1,483-km long corridor will have six-lane highways. 2) The corridor stretch includes nine industrial townships, three ports and six airports.

3) The project will cost $90 billion and is being developed with technical and financial assistance 4) All the above from South Korea. 5) Only 1) and 2) Ans.) 5

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Ques. : 154 Who among the following has authored the recently published book titled The Sea of Innocence? 1) Kishwar Desai 3) Sindhu V Nair 5) None of these 2) Kalpana Swaminathan 4) Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay Ans.) 1

Ques. : 155 The Presidential Board of FIDE, the world chess body, has approved the staging of the World Chess Championship match in Chennai in November this year. The championship will be played between Viswanathan Anand and who amongst the following? 1) Boris Gelfand 3) Veselin Topalov 5) None of these 2) Magnus Carlsen 4) Vladimir Kramnik Ans.) 2

Ques. : 156 Consider the following statements with respect to poll-bound Pakistan and identify the correct sentence(s): 1) This will be the first time in the history of the 66- 2) This will be the first time that a democratically years old nation that a democratically elected elected government transitioned to another government will complete its full term. elected government. 3) This will be the first time that there is a triangular battlefield as all other elections were a clear two-party contest and the third front failed to make its presence felt. 5) Only 1) and 2) 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 157 Which of the following countries is hosting the 19th edition of the biennial event, Commonwealth Table Tennis championship 2013? 1) Sri Lanka 3) Australia 5) None of these 2) India 4) South Africa Ans.) 2

Ques. : 158 The rising star of Indian badminton, PV Sindhu, has won her maiden Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold title recently and has become the second Indian to reach this feat. Who among the following is the first one to achieve this feat? 1) Aparna Popat 3) Saina Nehwal 5) None of these 2) Jwala Gutta 4) Ashwini Ponnappa Ans.) 3

Ques. : 159 The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has made e-filing of I-T returns mandatory for individuals earning more than Rs 5 lakh taxable income during the financial year ended March 31, 2013. Earlier e-filing was mandatory for individuals having a taxable income of more than _______. 1) Rs 6 lakh 3) Rs 10 lakh 5) None of these 2) Rs 8 lakh 4) Rs 15 lakh Ans.) 3

Ques. : 160 The president of Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB), Takahiko Nakao, has announced that the bank will maintain its annual lending to India for the next three years. The ADB is lending around ________to India every year at present. 1) $2 billion 3) $5 billion 5) None of these 2) $4 billion 4) $10 billion Ans.) 1

Ques. : 161 In a strategically significant move to counter Chinas presence in the region, India has announced to upgrade Chabahar port situated in which of the following countries? 1) Afghanistan 3) Iran 5) None of these
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Ques. : 162 The Union Defence Minister AK Antony commissioned which of the following fighter aircrafts into the front line unit of the Indian Navy squadron at Goas Naval Base INS Hansa recently? The squadron will be christened as INAS 303 Black Panthers. 1) MIG-29K 3) MiG-21 Fishbed 5) None of these 2) Sea Harrier 4) Sukhoi Su-30MKI Ans.) 1

Ques. : 163 Who among the following has been appointed as the chairman of the technical committee of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) recently? 1) Balaji Narasimhan 3) Arup Debnath 5) None of these 2) Baichung Bhutia 4) Ashim Biswas Ans.) 2

Ques. : 164 India is planning to establish a National Institute of Mining in which of the following countries as a part of Indias reconstruction efforts in the country? 1) Iran 3) Afghanistan 5) None of these 2) Kyrgyzstan 4) Kazakhstan Ans.) 3

Ques. : 165 Indian pistol shooters competing in the ISSF World Cup will be without the services of coach Sayed Wajid Ali as he has been denied visa to travel for the May 4-13 tournament. The tournament will be held in which of the following countries? 1) US 3) China 5) None of these 2) UK 4) France Ans.) 1

Ques. : 166 The Annual ICC Cricket Committee meeting will be held in London under its new Chairman on May 28-29. Who among the following is the new chairman of ICC Cricket Committee? 1) Kumar Sangakara 3) Clive Llyod 5) L Sivaramakrishnan 2) Andrew Strauss 4) Anil Kumble Ans.) 4

Ques. : 167 The name of Saikhom Mirabai Chanu is associated with which of the following games? She has bagged three bronze medals in the World Championship of the game recently. 1) Archery 3) Table Tennis 5) None of these 2) Weightlifting 4) Discus Throw Ans.) 2

Ques. : 168 The Central Government is pushing for the passage of food security bill in the current session of the Parliament. Which of the following is the first state in the country to pass a food security act? 1) Uttarakhand 3) Madhya Pradesh 5) None of these 2) Chhattisgarh 4) Gujarat Ans.) 2

Ques. : 169 With the fluctuating gold price in international markets, the demand for gold ETFs is picking pace in India. What is the full form of ETF as used in banking/financial parlance? 1) Extensively Traded Fund 3) Exchange Trusted Fund 5) None of these 2) Exchange Traded Fund 4) Easily Transferable Fund Ans.) 2

Ques. : 170 Name the online collection of Rabindranath Tagores works launched by the President Pranab Mukherjee recently. It is a tribute to Tagore as part of his 150th birth anniversary celebrations and will archive his works in manuscript and print in both Bengali and English.
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1) Bichitra 3) Vividha 5) None of these

2) Gurudev 4) Guru-Kumbh Ans.) 1

Ques. : 171 As per the amendments cleared by the Union Cabinet recently, which of the following categories will be provided with the benefit of low interest loans under the amended National Rural Livelihood Mission (Aajeevika)? 1) Women Self Help Groups (SHGs) 3) SCs and STs 5) None of these 2) Landless labourers 4) Marginal Farmers Ans.) 1

Ques. : 172 India has gifted a Dornier 228 aircraft for maritime surveillance to which of the following countries recently? This is in response to a request from the Government of this country. 1) Zaire 3) Seychelles 5) None of these 2) Mozambique 4) Maldives Ans.) 3

Ques. : 173 The World Asthma Day is observed on which of the following dates? The theme for this year is You Can Control Your Asthma. 1) May 1 3) May 5 5) None of these 2) May 3 4) May 7 Ans.) 4

Ques. : 174 Giulio Andreotti, who died recently, was the former Prime Minister of which of the following countries? 1) Spain 3) Poland 5) None of these 2) France 4) Italy Ans.) 4

Ques. : 175 The Save the Children foundation released its 14th annual State of the World's Mothers Report recently. According to the report, which of the following countries has the highest child mortality rate (child deaths within one day of the birth) in the world? 1) India 3) Nepal 5) None of these 2) China 4) Bangladesh Ans.) 1

Ques. : 176 The online portal Cobrapost, in its second sting operation has exposed 23 scheduled banks as well as the LIC with irregularities and the MoF has asked these banks and LIC to take immediate action against erring employees. The portal has made which of the following revelations? 1) Violation of Anti Money Laundering Guidelines 3) Taking bribe for awarding loans 5) Only 1) and 2) 2) Violation of Know Your Customer (KYC) norms 4) All the above Ans.) 5

Ques. : 177 The SC has dismissed the petitions against commissioning of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) clearing the commissioning of its first unit anytime after May 15. In the first stage the unit with capacity of ________will be commissioned followed by the second with the same capacity in 2014. 1) 200 MW 3) 1000 MW 5) None of these 2) 500 MW 4) 1500 MW Ans.) 3

Ques. : 178 Profulla Chandra Borua passed away recently at the age of 76. He was a veteran _________. 1) Journalist 3) Historian 5) None of these 2) Author 4) Geologist Ans.) 1

Ques. : 179 The State Literacy Mission (TSLM) of which of the following states has announced to make the state free
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from illiteracy by August this year recently? 1) Tripura 3) Nagaland 5) None of these 2) Kerala 4) Mizoram Ans.) 1

Ques. : 180 The government has revealed that the National Population Policy, 2000, has been implemented with varying degree of success across different states. The objectives of the NPP were to address the unmet need for contraception and achieving a stable population by____. 1) 2020 3) 2030 5) None of these 2) 2025 4) 2045 Ans.) 4

Ques. : 181 After the outbreak of bird flu in China, around 11,000 people have been diagnosed with dengue and 34 deaths have been reported due to the disease in the first four months of this year in which of the following countries? 1) Thailand 3) Bangladesh 5) None of these 2) Sri Lanka 4) Myanmar Ans.) 2

Ques. : 182 Examine the following statement with respect to a new scheme meant for tribal forest dwellers and identify the correct statement(s): 2) This scheme, by National Scheduled Tribes 1) The Union Minister of Tribal Affairs & Panchayati Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC), Raj, V Kishore Chandra Deo, launched Tribal is meant for economic development of Schedule Forest Dwellers Empowerment Scheme recently. Tribes who are beneficiaries of Forest Rights Act 2006. 3) Under the scheme NSTFDC will generate awareness, provide training as well as provide 4) All the above financial assistance without charging any interest from the beneficiaries. 5) Only 1) and 2) Ans.) 5

Ques. : 183 The World Thalassaemia Day is observed on which of the following dates? This years Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) theme is The right for quality health care of every patient with thalassaemia: major and beyond. 1) May 7 3) May 9 5) None of these 2) May 8 4) May 12 Ans.) 2

Ques. : 184 Which of the following countries has claimed both the mens and womens titles of the 19th Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships held in New Delhi recently? 1) India 3) Singapore 5) None of these 2) England 4) Australia Ans.) 3

Ques. : 185 At least 55 people have been killed in attacks on an army base, a police station and a prison by Boko Haram militants dressed in army uniforms recently. These militants are active in which of the following countries? 1) Somalia 3) Mali 5) None of these 2) South Sudan 4) Nigeria Ans.) 4

Ques. : 186 In a bid to simplify the rules governing overseas investors in India, the government is planning to introduce a new classification for investors that do not come under the foreign direct investment (FDI) route. The new class is called FPI which stands for 1) Foreign Priority Investors
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3) Foreign Preferential Investors 5) None of these

4) Foreign Parallel Investors Ans.) 2

Ques. : 187 Name the volcano which erupted in Philippines recently killing at least five people. It is famous for its almost perfect cone shape and has erupted around 50 times since records began, with the most violent in 1814. 1) Mount Taal 3) Mount Pinatubo 5) Mount Cagua 2) Mount Ragang 4) Mount Mayon Ans.) 4

Ques. : 188 Which of the following statements is/are correct? 1) British liquor giant Diageo has appointed Indian-origin Ivan Menezes as its next chief executive officer (CEO). 2) The Diageo is the worlds biggest spirits group and maker of brands like Smirnoff vodka, Johnnie Walker scotch and Guinness beer.

3) The Diageo had acquired 53.4 per cent share of liquor baron Vijay Mallyas United Spirits Ltd (USL) 4) All the above in USD 2 million in 2012. 5) Only 1) and 3) Ans.) 4

Ques. : 189 Alex Ferguson has announced his retirement bringing down the curtains on his glittering 26-year-old association with which of the following English football teams recently? He is known for his stellar role in making the club a global brand valued at $3 billion. 1) Liverpool 3) Manchester United 5) None of these 2) Chelsea 4) Newcastle United Ans.) 3

Ques. : 190 The report Estimates of State Domestic Product-2012-13 of Delhi states that the state gross domestic product (GSDP) has grown at 9% in last fiscal year and has become the _____ largest in India. 1) tenth 3) sixth 5) None of these 2) eighth 4) second Ans.) 1

Ques. : 191 UK-based retailer Marks & Spencer is under the governments scanner for selling multiple brands in a single store as the finance ministry has raised the matter with the DIPP. DIPP stands for 1) Department of Industrial Policy and Practices 2) Department of International Policy and Promotion Ans.) 4

3) Department of Illegal Practices and Promotions 4) Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion 5) None of these

Ques. : 192 The World Red Cross and Red Crescent day is observed on which of the following dates? 1) May 8 3) May 12 5) None of these 2) May 9 4) May 15 Ans.) 1

Ques. : 193 The name of Roberto Azevedo has been finalised for the post of the Director General of WTO. He hails from which of the following countries? 1) Mexico 3) Japan 5) None of these 2) Brazil 4) Malaysia Ans.) 2

Ques. : 194 In the latest rankings of world universities released by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a reputed British education and career advice company, IIT Delhis electrical engineering department has been ranked the ____ best globally, the highest entry from India across all categories. 1) 37th 3) 43rd
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2) 39th 4) 50th
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5) None of these

Ans.) 1

Ques. : 195 Gilt funds, as they are conveniently called, are mutual fund schemes floated by asset management companies with exclusive investments in which of the following? 1) Blue Chip Companies 3) Gold 5) None of these 2) Government Securities 4) Commodities Ans.) 2

Ques. : 196 In the recently concluded 19th Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships held in New Delhi, Indian men have succeeded to secure _______ in the team event. 1) gold medal 3) bronze medal 5) Indian team left the championship midway 2) silver medal 4) no medal Ans.) 2

Ques. : 197 Touted as the richest prize-money badminton tournament in the world, IPL-style Indian Badminton League will be held from August 14-31 across six cities in India. Featuring international and national stars, it will be a _____ league. 1) USD 0.5-million 3) USD 2-million 5) None of these 2) USD 1-million 4) USD 5-million Ans.) 2

Ques. : 198 Name the auto giant which has launched Enjoy MPV recently. The company has set the target of securing a double-digit market share in the category. 1) Honda 3) Ford Motors 5) None of these 2) General Motors 4) Renault Ans.) 2

Ques. : 199 The Cabinet Committee on Unique Identification Authority of India (CC-UIDAI) has approved phase four of the scheme, which will enroll an additional 40 crore residents. Till date, 31 crore residents have been issued UID numbers through this scheme which started in 1) 2009 3) 2011 5) None of these 2) 2010 4) 2012 Ans.) 2

Ques. : 200 The government is reviewing the set target in exports to be achieved by March 2014 in view of the global and domestic economic slowdown. What is the set target till now? 1) $300 billion 3) $700 billion 5) None of these 2) $500 billion 4) $900 billion Ans.) 2

Ques. : 201 Faced with declining exports, the government has announced a slew of measures including extension of the popular EPCG scheme to all sectors to boost exports. EPCG stands for 1) Expert Promotion Capital Goods 3) Experimental Promotion of Capital Goods 5) None of these 2) Export Promotion Capital Goods 4) Excessive Promotion of Capital Goods Ans.) 2

Ques. : 202 Willem-Alexander is the new King of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the youngest monarch in Europe. The Kingdom of Netherlands consists of which of the following countries along with Netherlands? 1) Sint Maarten 3) Aruba 5) Only 2) and 3) 2) Curaao 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 203 The name of who among the following has been finalised to be the next Chief Minister of Karnataka after the Congress party won the state assembly elections recently?
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1) Mallikarjun Kharge 3) Luizinho Faleiro 5) None of these

2) Madhusudan Mistry 4) K Siddaramaiah Ans.) 4

Ques. : 204 The Finance Ministry is upbeat over picking-up of IIP and now is expecting that with the current trend continuing, the economic growth rate would cross 6 per cent in 2013-14. Expand the term IIP. 1) Indian Index of Production 3) Indicator of Industrial Production 5) None of these 2) International Index of Production 4) Index of Industrial Production Ans.) 4

Ques. : 205 Which of the following states in India is running the Teerth Darshan Yojana through which it facilitates the elderly people of the state tour the centres of their faith? 1) Rajasthan 3) Uttarakhand 5) None of these 2) Gujarat 4) Madhya Pradesh Ans.) 4

Ques. : 206 Name the country which has appealed to avert death sentence of Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, accused of a bomb blast in Delhi. Bhullar was extradited from this country to India. 1) France 3) Germany 5) None of these 2) US 4) UK Ans.) 3

Ques. : 207 The worlds third largest retailer Tesco Plc is interested to start operations in India. This retail giant is based in which of the following countries? 1) UK 3) Spain 5) None of these 2) Italy 4) South Korea Ans.) 1

Ques. : 208 Marissa Mayer, known for her aggressive acquisitions, is the head of which of the following internet giants? 1) Google 3) Yahoo 5) None of these 2) Oracle 4) Rediff Ans.) 3

Ques. : 209 The names of Achantha Sarath Kamal and Mouma Das are associated with which of the following games? These names were in news recently. 1) Tennis 3) Badminton 5) None of these 2) Table Tennis 4) Weightlifting Ans.) 2

Ques. : 210 Industrial body SIAM is associated with which of the following industries? 1) Automobiles 3) Software 5) None of these 2) Medicines 4) Textile Ans.) 1

Ques. : 211 Nawaz Sharif is all set for a record third term as Pakistans Prime Minister after the recent parliamentary elections in the country. He heads which of the following parties? 1) Pakistan Muslim League (N) 3) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf 5) None of these 2) Pakistan Peoples Party 4) All Pakistan Muslim League Ans.) 1

Ques. : 212 The International Nurses Day is celebrated on May 12. This day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of who among the following, considered the founder of modern nursing? 1) Mother Teresa
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2) Clara Barton
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3) Florence Nightingale 5) None of these

4) Mary Seacole Ans.) 3

Ques. : 213 What is Mahasen which was in news recently? 1) A cyclonic storm 3) A harvest festival celebrated in Gujarat 5) None of these 2) A new variety of high-yield wheat 4) A specially designed fishing boat used in Tamil Nadu Ans.) 1

Ques. : 214 The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is gearing up for a trial of plastic currency notes as on an average, about _________ paper notes in circulation get disposed of every year. 1) 5 per cent 3) 15 per cent 5) None of these 2) 10 per cent 4) 20 per cent Ans.) 4

Ques. : 215 The government is gearing up for the second phase of the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme and has asked banks to install ATMs at their branches in all the concerned districts. The second phase, starting on 1st July, will cover ______new districts. 1) 78 3) 121 5) None of these 2) 43 4) 152 Ans.) 1

Ques. : 216 Who among the following has won the Spanish Grand Prix Formula One race recently? 1) Mark Webber 3) Felipe Massa 5) None of these 2) Sebastian Vettel 4) Fernando Alonso Ans.) 4

Ques. : 217 Name the tennis player who has won the Madrid Open tennis tournaments womens singles title recently? 1) Maria Sharapova 3) Li Na 5) None of these 2) Serena Williams 4) Victoria Azarenka Ans.) 2

Ques. : 218 The iconic German Bakery, the eatery that came into focus after a bomb blast that killed 17 people and injured over 60 others in 2010, has been formally reopened after three years. It is located in which of the following cities? 1) Gandhi Nagar 3) New Delhi 5) None of these 2) Ahmedabad 4) Pune Ans.) 4

Ques. : 219 The level of carbon dioxide has passed a long-feared milestone of 400 ppm, the highest in 3-million years. Which of the following countries, at present, is the largest emitter of this gas in the world? 1) US 3) China 5) None of these 2) UK 4) India Ans.) 3

Ques. : 220 We often come across the news of IED being planted at highway and other routes and elsewhere and the security personnel detected and defused them. IED stands for 1) Implanted Electronic Device 3) Improvised Electronic Device 5) None of these 2) Interconnected Electronic Device 4) Improvised Explosive Device Ans.) 3

Ques. : 221 Consider the following statements with respect to commissioning of MIG-29 K fighters into Indian Navy recently and identify the correct sentence(s): 1) The MiG-29 K Black Panther squadron (IANS
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2) MiG-29 K is a potent fifth generation carrier borne stealth fighter armed with anti-aircraft and
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303) has been commissioned into the Indian Navy anti-ship missiles, precision bombs and comprising 16 aircrafts. sophisticated weapon delivery system. 3) The commissioned squadron will be integrated with aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, likely to be 4) All the above commissioned later this year. 5) Only 1) and 3) Ans.) 5

Ques. : 222 The 20th Asian Athletics Championship is scheduled to be held in which of the following Indian cities in the month of July this year? 1) Chennai 3) New Delhi 5) None of these 2) Bangalore 4) Ahmedabad Ans.) 3

Ques. : 223 The President Pranab Mukherjee recently conferred the Asom Ratna award (2012) posthumously to Mamoni Raisom Goswami and Srimanta Sankardeva award to cine star 1) Nana Patekar 3) Hema Malini 5) None of these 2) Sharmila Tagore 4) Shabana Azmi Ans.) 2

Ques. : 224 As SIP stands for Systematic Investment Plans, STP stands for 1) Systematic Transfer Plans 3) Systematic Term Plans 5) None of these 2) Systematic Trading Plans 4) Systematic Top-up Plans Ans.) 1

Ques. : 225 As per the data released by the office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India recently, among the top Indian cities, the number of working women is lowest in 1) Mumbai 3) Chennai 5) None of these 2) Kolkata 4) New Delhi Ans.) 4

Ques. : 226 Which of the following statements is/are correct? CERT is 1) a world famous laboratory 3) the acronym for Computer Emergency Response Team 5) Both 2) and 3) 2) the cyber watchdog of India 4) Both 1) and 3) Ans.) 5

Ques. : 227 Name the latest social networking site developed by an Indian entrepreneur, Pushkar Mahatta, which is all set to take on Facebook and Twitter. 1) OmniBus 3) UniFloat 5) None of these 2) WorldFloat 4) HangOut Ans.) 2

Ques. : 228 According to a report of the parliamentary standing committee on finance, between March 2011 and December 2012 alone, the public sector banks corporate loans worth _______crore have turned into bad debts (NPA). 1) Rs 63,000 crore 3) Rs 83,000 crore 5) None of these 2) Rs 75,000 crore 4) Rs 95,000 crore Ans.) 3

Ques. : 229 As per the recent news in newspapers, IDBI is all set to lose the battle to take over SHCIL. Expand the term SHCIL. 1) Stock Holding Company of India Limited 3) Stock Heralding Corporation of India Limited
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2) Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited 4) Share Holding Corporation of India Limited
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5) None of these

Ans.) 2

Ques. : 230 Who among the following has won the mens singles title of the Madrid Masters tennis tournament recently? The womens singles title of the same was clinched by Serena Williams. 1) Roger Federer 3) Rafael Nadal 5) None of these 2) Novak Djokovic 4) Andy Murray Ans.) 3

Ques. : 231 The Antrix Corporation Limited is the marking arm of which of the following? 1) Indian Space Research Organisation 3) Ordinance Factory Board 5) None of these 2) Defense Research and Development Organisation 4) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited Ans.) 1

Ques. : 232 As the post of Attorney General of India is a Constitutional post under Article 76 of the Constitution of India, which of the following is true about the posts of the Solicitor General and the Additional Solicitors General in India? 1) These are constitutional posts 3) These are autonomous posts 5) None of these 2) These are only statutory posts 4) They are private practitioners Ans.) 2

Ques. : 233 In the wake of the Supreme Court's scathing observations on CBI, the government has formed a Group of Ministers (GoM) to draft a law to insulate the investigating agency from external influence. It is headed by 1) Manish Tewari 3) Salman Khurshid 5) None of these 2) Kapil Sibal 4) P Chidambaram Ans.) 4

Ques. : 234 The Bhagya Jyothi scheme, under which electricity connections are provided to BPL households, has been implemented in which of the following states? 1) Andhra Pradesh 3) Odisha 5) None of these 2) Madhya Pradesh 4) Karnataka Ans.) 4

Ques. : 235 The hope of Bihar getting a backward state status has grown stronger with a committee has been announced to be formed that will evolve new criteria for backwardness of states and submit the report to the Centre within a month. This committee will be headed by 1) P Chidambaram 3) Montek Singh Ahluwalia 5) None of these 2) Raghuram Rajan 4) Jairam Ramesh Ans.) 2

Ques. : 236 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar and rising star L Devendro Singh are the prominent faces which represent India in the game of 1) Archery 3) Weightlifting 5) None of these 2) Boxing 4) Discus Throw Ans.) 2

Ques. : 237 The indigenously developed rotavirus vaccine ROTAVAC has shown positive results during the different phases of its clinical trials. The vaccine is developed to prevent which of the following diseases? 1) Pneumonia 3) Diarrhea 5) None of these 2) Chickenpox 4) Marasmus Ans.) 3

Ques. : 238 Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, convicted in 1993 bomb blasts case, has urged a designated TADA court in Mumbai to allow him to surrender before Yerwada jail in Pune. What is expanded form of the acronym TADA?
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1) Terrorist and Destructive Act (Prevention) Act 3) Terrorising and Disturbing Activities (Prevention) Act 5) None of these

2) Terrorism and Destructive Activities (Prevention) Act 4) Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act Ans.) 4

Ques. : 239 India and which of the following countries has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Technical Cooperation in the field of Spatial Planning, Water Management and Mobility Management recently? 1) Poland 3) Belgium 5) None of these 2) Netherlands 4) Argentina Ans.) 2

Ques. : 240 The former dictator Rios Montt has been sentenced for genocide and crime against humanity which is the first time that a perpetrator has been punished for genocide in his/her own country. He belongs to which of the following countries? 1) Guatemala 3) Nigeria 5) None of these 2) Ethiopia 4) Congo Ans.) 1

Ques. : 241 Vinod Rai will step down from which of the following posts by the end of May this year? 1) Attorney General of India 3) Chief Election Commissioner of India 5) None of these 2) Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) 4) The Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India Ans.) 2

Ques. : 242 France, the second largest economy in the euro zone, has confirmed that it is now in recession. Which of the following countries is the biggest economy in the Euro Zone? 1) Germany 3) Italy 5) None of these 2) UK 4) Spain Ans.) 1

Ques. : 243 Which of the following countries has launched a new superpriority same-day visa service for urgent travelers from India recently? It is a first-of-its-kind service to be launched by the country. 1) US 3) Japan 5) None of these 2) South Korea 4) UK Ans.) 4

Ques. : 244 Asghar Ali Engineer passed away recently in Mumbai after a prolonged illness. He was a noted 1) Hindu scholar 3) Historian 5) None of these 2) Islamic scholar 4) Wildlife Photographer Ans.) 2

Ques. : 245 The government is planning to bring a proposal to the cabinet for an out-of-court settlement with British telecom giant Vodafone on tax dispute issue. The telecom major, for its 2007 acquisition of Hutchison mobile in India, is liable to pay 1) Rs 11,200 crore 3) Rs 7,500 crore 5) None of these 2) Rs 10,000 crore 4) Rs 5,200 crore Ans.) 1

Ques. : 246 The Reserve Bank of India, in a bid to lure investors away from gold, the imports of which have widened Indias current account deficit, is going to issue which of the following instruments for the first time in over a decade? 1) Fixed Net Asset Value (NAV) bonds 2) Inflation-Indexed Bonds (IIB) 3) Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme (RGESS) 4) National Guaranteed Return Bonds (NGRB)
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5) None of these

Ans.) 2

Ques. : 247 In a bid to re-enter the Olympic movement from which it was banished, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has vowed to International Olympic Council (IOC) to abide with which of the following reforms? 1) Its constitution will be rewritten to set age cap of 2) It will guarantee that no office bearer gets more 70 for sports federations office bearers. than three terms. 3) An IOC observer will be present during the IOA 4) All the above elections. 5) Only 1) and 2) Ans.) 4

Ques. : 248 The Arctic Council, in its biennial meeting, has agreed to expand to include six new nations as observer states. Which of the following is not among them? 1) China 3) India 5) Germany 2) Singapore 4) Japan Ans.) 5

Ques. : 249 Who among the following has been appointed as the first CEO of the low cost airline AirAsia India, a joint venture of the AirAsia, Tata Sons and Telestra Tradeplace? 1) Aditya Ghosh 3) Tony Fernandes 5) None of these 2) Mittu Chandilya 4) Rahul Bhatia Ans.) 2

Ques. : 250 Identify the correct sentence(s) among the following in the context of Indias foreign direct investment policy on multi-brand retail ventures: 1) The foreign investor should make a minimum investment of $100 million, and 50 per cent of it should be invested in back-end infrastructure. 3) One-stop approval for operating the retail business across the country. 5) Only 2) and 3) 2) A foreign retailer must source 30 per cent of the value of goods being sold by it from domestic micro, small and medium enterprises. 4) Only 1) and 2) Ans.) 4

Ques. : 251 Three players, S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila have been arrested on the charges of spotfixing for IPL matches recently. These players were playing for which of the following IPL teams? 1) Mumbai Indians 3) Royal Challengers Bangalore 5) None of these 2) Rajasthan Royals 4) Hyderabad Sunrisers Ans.) 2

Ques. : 252 Consider the following statements with respect to put and call option, which has been cleared recently, and choose the correct statements among them: 1) This regulation has been framed by Sebi. 3) Earlier, Sebi had given special permission for using this option in the deal between Cairn and Vedanta. 5) Only 1) and 2) 2) It mandates that for merger and acquisitions, listed firms could use such options that create a right to buy/sell more shares in the future. 4) All the above Ans.) 5

Ques. : 253 Following the international trend, the CEO and MD of Infosys has taken a pay cut of 26 per cent in financial year 2012-13. Infosys is the second largest information-technology company of the country. Name the largest IT company of the country. 1) Wipro 3) Satyam-Mahindra 5) None of these 2) TCS 4) HCL Ans.) 2

Ques. : 254 The World Hypertension Day is observed on which of the following dates?
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1) May 15 3) May 21 5) None of these

2) May 17 4) May 29 Ans.) 2

Ques. : 255 What amount has been fixed by the central government recently for the annual plan of Bihar for the financial year 2013-14? 1) Rs 12,000 crore 3) Rs 34,000 crore 5) None of these 2) Rs 20,000 crore 4) Rs 42,000 crore Ans.) 3

Ques. : 256 Nearly nine lakh ASHA workers are engaged in providing qualitative healthcare to people in rural India. What is the expanded form of ASHA? 1) Accredited Specialist Health Activists 3) Accredited Social Health Activists 5) None of these 2) Associated Social Health Activists 4) Associated Specialist Health Activists Ans.) 3

Ques. : 257 Larry Page is the CEO of which of the following global internet giants? He made news recently after revealing a problem with his vocal cords that makes it difficult for him to speak and breathe occasionally. 1) Google 3) Oracle 5) None of these 2) Yahoo 4) Apple Ans.) 1

Ques. : 258 The Shapoorji Pallonji Group has announced to buy a majority stake in the USD 200-million Lux International gaining access to Europe and Africa. Lux is a 110-year-old company based in 1) Spain 3) France 5) None of these 2) Switzerland 4) Italy Ans.) 2

Ques. : 259 The Union Cabinet has given its approval for increase in the present income criterion for applying the Creamy Layer restriction throughout the country from of Rs 4.5 lakh per annum to _____per annum. 1) Rs 5 lakh 3) Rs 6 lakh 5) None of these 2) Rs 5.5 lakh 4) Rs 6.5 lakh Ans.) 3

Ques. : 260 Clearing the legal hurdles, the law minister Kapil Sibal has set the stage for the government to offload the remaining stake in Balco and two other companies. The government had sold 51 per cent stake in Balco to which of the following companies? 1) Sterlite Industries 3) Mishra Dhatu Nigam 5) None of these 2) Jindal Aluminium Limited 4) Sundaram - Clayton Limited Ans.) 1

Ques. : 261 The government is considering providing Sovereign Guarantee of Rs 24,000 crore to the Indian Energy Insurance Pool to provide insurance to domestic refineries that have been refused cover from European re-insurers. What is the reason of denial by EU re-insurers? 1) These refineries are processing Iranian crude 3) These are supplying refined oil to Iran 5) None of these 2) These are not listed in European stock exchanges 4) These are running in deficit since long Ans.) 1

Ques. : 262 Former dictator Jorde Rafael Videla, who died recently, belonged to which of the following countries? He was serving a jail term for crime against humanity during his dictatorship. 1) Argentina 3) Netherlands 5) None of these
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2) Nigeria 4) Cambodia Ans.) 1


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Ques. : 263 For the alleged price fixing by the companies of which of the following industries, the Competition Appellate Tribunal (Compat) has ordered them to deposit Rs 630 crore as penalty within four weeks? 1) Textile 3) Cement 5) None of these 2) Beverage 4) Telecom Ans.) 3

Ques. : 264 The IBSA womens forum, recently, has recommended developing a comprehensive action plan to end all forms of violence against women. IBSA is an association of India, Brazil and which of the following countries? 1) South Africa 3) Argentina 5) Both 2) and 3) 2) Singapore 4) Both 1) and Ans.) 1

Ques. : 265 The department of telecommunication is working on a proposal to disallow crossholding by one telecom firm in a competing one in the same circle. As per the present rules, a telecom company can acquire up to _____in its rival company in the same circle. 1) 2 per cent 3) 7.5 per cent 5) None of these 2) 4.9 per cent 4) 9.9 per cent Ans.) 4

Ques. : 266 According to an exchange notification published recently, Shikha Sharma has got a salary increase of 10 per cent effective June 1. She is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of which of the following private sector banks? 1) ICICI 3) Axis Bank 5) None of these 2) HDFC 4) Yes Bank Ans.) 3

Ques. : 267 The Indian American software mogul, Vivek Ranadive, has become the first person of Indian descent to become the owner of a major US sports team buying Sacramento Kings. The team is associated with which of the following games? 1) Baseball 3) Football 5) None of these 2) Basketball 4) Volleyball Ans.) 2

Ques. : 268 The finance ministry is considering raising the penalty for violations of RBI guidelines by banks. What is the maximum penalty under the law at present for the above violations by banks? 1) Rs 1 crore 3) Rs 25 lakh 5) None of these 2) Rs 50 lakh 4) Rs 5 lakh Ans.) 1

Ques. : 269 The government has announced the roll out of direct subsidy transfer for LPG connections starting from June. What consumers need to avail this facility? 1) An Aadhar number 3) Providing the Aadhar number to LPG distributors to link it with LPG consumer number 5) None of these 2) An Aadhar number linked with a bank account 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 270 The entry of new low cost carrier, AirAsia India, has brought new competition in the airlines sector. Which of the following is the biggest low cost airline in India at present? 1) Jet Airways 3) Indigo 5) None of these 2) Spicejet 4) GoAir Ans.) 3

Ques. : 271 The committee looking into the US retail giant Walmarts lobbying activities to enter into Indian retail market,
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has submitted its report to Corporate Affairs Minister Sachin Pilot recently. Who among the following headed the committee? 1) Mukul Mudgal 3) RC Lahoti 5) None of these 2) VN Khare 4) Yogesh Kumar Sabharwal Ans.) 1

Ques. : 272 Consider the following statements with respect to planned subsidy for the electric and hybrid vehicles in India and choose the correct statement(s): 1) The government, under National Electric 2) The scheme includes non-levy of value added Mobility Mission Plan 2020, envisages around tax, no road tax and 15 per cent concession on the seven million electric and hybrid vehicles in seven on-road price of the vehicle. years. 3) Currently, only Delhi has implemented this scheme. 5) Only 1) and 2) 4) All the above are correct Ans.) 4

Ques. : 273 Despite efforts to ramp up indigenous coal production, the Planning Commission feels that India will still face a shortfall of about_______of coal by the end of the 12th Plan period. 1) 50 million tonnes 3) 150 million tonnes 5) None of these 2) 100 million tonnes 4) 200 million tonnes Ans.) 4

Ques. : 274 The finance minister, in the budget for 2013-14, had proposed a surcharge of 10 per cent on individuals termed as super rich or High Net-worth Individuals (HNIs). These are the individual with yearly income of 1) Rs 1 crore and above 3) Rs 5 crore and above 5) None of these 2) Rs 2 crore and above 4) Rs 10 crore and above Ans.) 1

Ques. : 275 Examine the following statements with respect to the BSE Shariah index and identify the correct alternative(s): 1) The BSE, with Taqwaa Advisory and Shariah Investment Solutions (TASIS), launched BSE TASIS Shariah 50 index in 2010. 2) The index consists of the 50 largest and most liquid Shariah compliant stocks within the BSE 500.

3) The index has the largest number of listed Shariah compliant stocks in the world after that of 4) All the above Pakistan. 5) Only 1) and 2) Ans.) 5

Ques. : 276 The much hyped Nirbhaya fund launched in the name of the Delhi gang rape victim, is still stuck in the bureaucratic red tape. What is the size of the fund announced for the womens empowerment? 1) Rs 500 crore 3) Rs 1200 crore 5) None of these 2) Rs 1000 crore 4) Rs 1500 crore Ans.) 2

Ques. : 277 The Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India, runs micro-credit scheme through NMDFC in order to empower the minorities through economic development. Expand the term NMDFC. 1) National Minority Deployment and Finance Corporation 3) National Minority Development and Finance Corporation 5) None of these 2) National Minority Development and Financing Company 4) National Minority Development Funding Corporation Ans.) 3

Ques. : 278 Paul Erik Hoyer Larsen has been elected the chairman of which of the following international sports governing bodies?
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1) Badminton World Federation 3) World Chess Federation 5) None of these

2) International Tennis Federation 4) FIFA Ans.) 1

Ques. : 279 Who among the following has won the Rome Masters tennis tournaments womens singles final recently? 1) Serena Williams 3) Sara Errani 5) None of these 2) Victoria Azarenka 4) Simona Halep Ans.) 1

Ques. : 280 Who is the winner of World Table Tennis Championships womens singles final held in Paris recently? 1) Ding Ning 3) Liu Shiwen 5) None of these 2) Li Xiaoxia 4) Zhu Yuling Ans.) 2

Ques. : 281 The legendry footballer, David Beckham, retired from professional football recently. He was captaining which of the following teams when he announced his retirement? 1) Paris Saint-Germain 3) Real Madrid 5) None of these 2) Manchester United 4) Milan Ans.) 1

Ques. : 282 Indian archer Deepika Kumari played two finals but had to settle for silver in both the events in the first Stage World Cup Archery tournament held in ______recently. 1) Seoul 3) Kuala Lumpur 5) None of these 2) Shanghai 4) Madrid Ans.) 2

Ques. : 283 The name of Samina Baig was in the news recently as she became the first woman of her country to scale Mount Everest, the worlds highest mountain peak (8,848 m). She is from 1) Saudi Arabia 3) Bahrain 5) None of these 2) Pakistan 4) Kuwait Ans.) 2

Ques. : 284 The Padma Bhushan awardee writer from India, UR Ananthamurthy, is in the running for the Man Booker International Prize 2013. He writes in which of the following languages? 1) Tamil 3) English 5) None of these 2) Hindi 4) Kannada Ans.) 4

Ques. : 285 The Oil ministrys technical arm for exploration, Directorate General of Hydrocarbons, has recommended that three gas discoveries reported by Reliance Industries in the KG-D6 block should be taken away from it. KG-D6 block is situated off the _______coast. 1) Andhra Pradesh 3) Kerala 5) None of these 2) Tamil Nadu 4) Gujarat Ans.) 1

Ques. : 286 Who among the following has clinched the Rome Masters tennis tournaments mens singles title recently? 1) Rafael Nadal 3) David Ferrer 5) Novak Djokovic 2) Roger Federer 4) Andy Murray Ans.) 1

Ques. : 287 The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is all set to pay a state visit to which of the following countries? He will be the first Japanese Prime Minister to visit the country in 36 years. 1) China
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3) Myanmar 5) None of these

4) Bangladesh Ans.) 3

Ques. : 288 India and China have firmed up eight agreements during the recent visit of Chinese premier Li Keqiang to New Delhi. The two countries have set a target of _______by 2015 for bilateral trade. 1) USD 50 billion 3) USD 75 billion 5) None of these 2) USD 65 billion 4) USD 100 billion Ans.) 4

Ques. : 289 The Anti-Terrorism Day is observed annually across the nation on which of the following dates? On this date Indias youngest Prime Minister late Rajiv Gandhi fell to the designs of terrorists in 1991. 1) May 19 3) May 21 5) None of these 2) May 20 4) May 22 Ans.) 3

Ques. : 290 Who among the following has been appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India recently? 1) R Chandrasekhar 3) Sumit Bose 5) None of these 2) Sindhushree Khullar 4) Shashi Kant Sharma Ans.) 4

Ques. : 291 In another set-back to Indian Premier League (IPL), which of the following teams withdrew itself from the event recently? 1) Sunrisers Hyderabad 3) Pune Warriors 5) None of these 2) Kolkata Knight Riders 4) Delhi Daredevils Ans.) 3

Ques. : 292 India-China trade has risen sharply in the last one decade and reached $66 billion in 2012, compared to $3 billion in 2000. However, the balance of trade has remained highly in favour of China and the trade deficit for India in 2012 has reached to 1) $12 billion 3) $32 billion 5) None of these 2) $29 billion 4) $43 billion Ans.) 2

Ques. : 293 Consider the following statements with respect to the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India and indentify the correct option(s): 1) The CAG is appointed for a term of six years or till the incumbent attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. 3) After completing eventful five and a half years, Vinod Rai retired as CAG to make way for Shashi Kant Sharma recently. 5) None of these 2) The President of India appoints the CAG of India, in terms of Article 148 (1) of the Constitution of India. 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 294 Vice president Hamid Ansari has gone on a four-day official visit to which of the following countries? 1) Uzbekistan 3) Kyrgyzstan 5) None of these 2) Kazakhstan 4) Tajikistan Ans.) 1

Ques. : 295 Name the IT outsourcing company which has sacked its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Phaneesh Murthy after it came to learn that he had not disclosed his relationship with a subordinate to the company. 1) Infosys 3) Mahindra Satyam 5) None of these
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Ques. : 296 India's Saurav Ghosal, ranked 19 in the world in the respective game, is associated with which of the following games? 1) Billiards 3) Squash 5) None of these 2) Golf 4) Table Tennis Ans.) 3

Ques. : 297 Indians have become the largest foreign-born group in London with 2.63 lakh people born in India are living there. Now, what per cent of all foreign-born residents in London are Indians? 1) Nearly 9% 3) Nearly 15% 5) None of these 2) Nearly 11% 4) Nearly 19% Ans.) 1

Ques. : 298 Kanya Vidya Dhan Yojana is associated with which of the following states in India? 1) Madhya Pradesh 3) Haryana 5) None of these 2) Uttar Pradesh 4) Rajasthan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 299 As different regulatory bodies have been set up to regulate different sectors, chit funds in India are regulated by which of the following institutions? 1) RBI 3) Sebi 5) None of these 2) State governments 4) IRDA Ans.) 2

Ques. : 300 The Inflation-Indexed bonds announced by the government will make their debut in the month of June. These bonds, initially, will be indexed against 1) Wholesale Price Index 3) Sensex 5) None of these 2) Consumer Price Index 4) Nifty Ans.) 1

Ques. : 301 India has successfully test-fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile capable of carrying a warhead of 300 kg. This missile system is jointly developed by India and 1) Russia 3) Israel 5) None of these 2) US 4) Germany Ans.) 1

Ques. : 302 Who among the following has topped the Forbess worlds most powerful women of the year list released recently? 1) Dilma Rousseff 3) Milinda Gates 5) Sonia Gandhi 2) Angela Merkel 4) Mishelle Obama Ans.) 2

Ques. : 303 Examine the following facts in connection with Indias first inflation-indexed bonds to be launched on 4 June and choose the correct option(s): 1) These bonds will not get any special tax treatment but will count towards the statutory liquidity ratio (SLR) requirements of banks. 3) These 10-year bonds will have a fixed coupon rate and their principal value will be linked to the Wholesale Price Index (WPI). 5) All 1), 2) and 3) 2) The RBI is planning to issue Rs12,000 crore to Rs15,000 crore of these bonds in 2013-14 in line with a budget announcement. 4) Only 2) and 3) Ans.) 5

Ques. : 304 Ben Bernanke is the chairman of which of the following institutions at present? 1) WTO
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2) IMF
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3) World Bank 5) None of these

4) Federal Reserve of US Ans.) 4

Ques. : 305 On his Pakistan visit, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has been conferred the countrys highest civil award 1) Nishan-e-Pakistan 3) Sitara-e-Pakistan 5) None of these 2) Nishan-e-Imtiaz 4) Hilal-e-Pakistan Ans.) 1

Ques. : 306 The cabinet of which of the following states has given its nod to a proposal with provisions that Class III or equivalent rank daily wage employees will retire at the age 60 and that of Class IV or equivalent rank at the age of 62 and will get National Pension benefits? 1) Uttar Pradesh 3) Madhya Pradesh 5) None of these 2) Uttarakhand 4) Himachal Pradesh Ans.) 3

Ques. : 307 The chief minister of which of the following states has won the United Nation's Public Service Award for his Mass Contact Programme? In this programme, he directly engaged with people in the state to address their grievances. 1) Kerala 3) Chhattisgarh 5) None of these 2) Bihar 4) Rajasthan Ans.) 1

Ques. : 308 Industry body COAI is associated with which of the following industries? 1) Automobiles 3) GSM Mobile Service 5) None of these 2) Textile 4) Computer Hardware Ans.) 3

Ques. : 309 Delhis Lokayukta Justice Manmohan Sarin has indicted CM Sheila Dikshit for allegedly misusing government funds for political gain ahead of assembly elections in 2008. He has also sought reimbursement of what amount either from her or from her party? 1) Rs 2 crore 3) Rs 11 crore 5) None of these 2) Rs 7 crore 4) Rs 22 crore Ans.) 3

Ques. : 310 Expand the term IFCI as used in the financial world? 1) Industrial Forecasting Corporation of India 3) International Finance Corporation of India 5) None of these 2) Industrial Finance Corporation of India 4) Industrial Finance Corpus of India Ans.) 2

Ques. : 311 Who among the following has been declared the winner of the fifth Man Booker International Prize? 1) Lydia Davis 3) Intizar Husain 5) None of these 2) UR Ananthamurthy 4) Yann Martel Ans.) 1

Ques. : 312 What amount has been finalised as the Annual Plan for Madhya Pradesh for the current fiscal? 1) Rs 22,000 crore 3) Rs 27,000 crore 5) None of these 2) Rs 23,500 crore 4) Rs 35,500 crore Ans.) 4

Ques. : 313 The novelist, short story writer, poet and critic Ravuri Bharadwaja has been selected for the prestigious Jnanpith award for the year 2012. He writes in which of the following languages? 1) Oriya 3) Telugu
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5) None of these

Ans.) 3

Ques. : 314 A seasoned coach, S Subramaniam, passed away recently. He was associated with which of the following games? 1) Volleyball 3) Squash 5) None of these 2) Badminton 4) Basketball Ans.) 4

Ques. : 315 The government has given green signal for the manufacturing and plying of a new category of vehicles called quadricycles. Which of the following is correct in this regard? 1) These new four-wheelers will have a max speed of 70 kmph and seating capacity of four. 3) The first product in this category in India is RE60 developed by Bajaj Auto. 5) Only 1) and 2) 2) These can be registered as commercial vehicles only. 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 316 Name the empire form Pakistan who has been sacked by the ICC from the Champions Trophy for allegedly being involve in betting scandal related to IPL. 1) Shakeel Khan 3) Aleem Dar 5) None of these 2) Asad Rauf 4) Tariq Ata Ans.) 2

Ques. : 317 Name the Indian-American who has become the first south Asian judge to Americas second highest court. 1) Bijoy Sahoo 3) Venkatesh Narayanamurti 5) None of these 2) Kumble Subbaswamy 4) Srikanth Srinivasan Ans.) 4

Ques. : 318 Meg Whitman is the CEO of which of the following multinational IT companies? 1) Hewlett and Packard 3) IBM 5) None of these 2) Lenovo 4) Oracle Ans.) 1

Ques. : 319 Several real-estate developers are planning to tap the ECB route to avail easy finance for providing affordable housing. What is the expanded form of ECB? 1) Extensive Commercial Borrowings 3) Extra Commercial Borrowings 5) None of these 2) External Commercial Borrowings 4) Excess Commercial Borrowings Ans.) 2

Ques. : 320 Anand Shetty, who passed away recently, was an outstanding former international 1) sprinter 3) swimmer 5) None of these 2) boxer 4) archer Ans.) 1

Ques. : 321 The name of Gurunath Meiyappan, who has been arrested by Mumbai crime branch for his alleged involvement in IPL betting scandal, is associated with the IPL franchise 1) Rajasthan Royals 3) Chennai Superkings 5) None of these 2) Pune Warriors 4) Mumbai Indians Ans.) 3

Ques. : 322 Who among the following is the Indian Premiere League (IPL) commissioner at present? 1) Rajiv Shukla 3) Lalit Modi 5) None of these
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Ques. : 323 Kankasanthurai harbour, which is being built with Indias assistance, is situated in which of the following countries? 1) Iran 3) Sri Lanka 5) None of these 2) Bangladesh 4) Maldives Ans.) 3

Ques. : 324 What is the term used for a basic bank account opened with a commercial bank, generally offered to underprivileged people, which requires either nil minimum balance or very low minimum balance? Services available to such account are limited. 1) Students savings bank account 3) Current account 5) None of these 2) Salary account 4) No-frills account Ans.) 4

Ques. : 325 The Union Minister Veerapa Moily has been presented with a "Global Citizen Award" by Bangkok University for his role in transforming which of the following cities as a global IT hub during his tenure as Karnataka Chief Minister? 1) Bangalore 3) Hyderabad 5) None of these 2) Chennai 4) Mangalore Ans.) 1

Ques. : 326 The 'Nitaqat' law, which is being implemented in Saudi Arabia and is seen as a threat for a large number of Indians working there, makes it mandatory for local companies to hire one Saudi national for every _____migrant workers. 1) 2 3) 10 5) None of these 2) 5 4) 20 Ans.) 3

Ques. : 327 Who among the following Indian women is/are included among the top 10 of the most powerful women of the world list compiled by Forbes magazine for 2013? 1) Sonia Gandhi 3) Chanda Kochhar 5) All the above 2) Sushma Swaraj 4) Mamta Banerjee Ans.) 1

Ques. : 328 The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal to grant the status of a classical language to which of the following languages? 1) Bengali 3) Maithili 5) None of these 2) Oriya 4) Malayalam Ans.) 4

Ques. : 329 The 12th SAARCLAW Annual Conference and the 9th SAARC Chief Justices Conference were organised in which of the following places recently? 1) Thimphu 3) Chennai 5) None of these 2) Kabul 4) Dhaka Ans.) 1

Ques. : 330 President Robert Mugabe has signed new the Constitution of the country into law recently clearing the path to crucial elections later this year. Name the country which Mugabe is ruling since its independence from Britain in 1980? 1) Zaire 3) Nigeria 5) None of these 2) Zimbabwe 4) Uganda Ans.) 2

Ques. : 331 Mahendra Karma, the person who set up the Salwa Judum in Chhattisgarh, has been shot dead in a Maoist attack recently. What is Salwa Judum? 1) The highest council of tribes of Chhattisgarh
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their children to schools Ans.) 3

Ques. : 332 The name of an American of Chinese descent, Yitang Zhang, was in news recently for which of the following reasons? 1) He has warned India not to believe Chinese administration 3) He has been caught spying for China 5) None of these 2) He has discovered a landmark theorem in the distribution of prime numbers 4) He is campaigning in support of democracy in China Ans.) 2

Ques. : 333 African Union leaders met in Addis Ababa for the 50th anniversary celebrations of the bloc recently. Addis Ababa is the capital city of 1) Ethiopia 3) Nigeria 5) None of these 2) Cameroon 4) Chad Ans.) 1

Ques. : 334 Which of the following automotive major has announced to recall over 22,000 cars from the market due to a faulty breaking system? 1) Renault 3) Nissan 5) None of these 2) Ford 4) General Motor Ans.) 3

Ques. : 335 Who among the following has won the Monaco Grand Prix Formula One championship recently? 1) Lewis Hamilton 3) Mark Webber 5) None of these 2) Sebastian Vettel 4) Nico Rosberg Ans.) 4

Ques. : 336 Mumbai Indians has won the sixth edition of the Indian Premiere League (IPL) recently for the first time. Which of the following franchise has won the IPL more than once? 1) Rajasthan Royals 3) Sunrisers Hyderabad 5) None of these 2) Kolkata Knight Riders 4) Chennai Super Kings Ans.) 4

Ques. : 337 Who among the following has authored the recently published book titled The Black Coat? 1) Nilanjan Banerjee 3) Kishwar Desai 5) None of these 2) Neamat Imam 4) Nilima Bhat Ans.) 2

Ques. : 338 The IPL style tennis tournament, Indian Premier Tennis League (IPTL), scheduled to start in late 2014 and to be played in six Asian cities sporting the biggest names of tennis, is founded by 1) Leander Paes 3) Prakash Amritraj 5) None of these 2) Mahesh Bhupati 4) Purav Raja Ans.) 2

Ques. : 339 TM Soundararajan (TMS), who passed away recently, was a veteran 1) playback singer 3) novelist 5) None of these 2) musician 4) poet Ans.) 1

Ques. : 340 The centrally sponsored programme ICDS is aimed at ensuring proper growth and development of preschool children, women and adolescent girls in India. What is the expanded form of ICDS? 1) International Child Development Services
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3) International Child Development Scheme 5) None of these

4) Intensified Child Development Services Ans.) 2

Ques. : 341 The investigation of the recent massacre in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh which claimed 27 lives, mainly Congress leaders, is handed over to 1) CBI 3) CID 5) None of these 2) NIA 4) Crime branch of Chhattisgarh police Ans.) 2

Ques. : 342 Who among the following scored most runs in the recently concluded IPL-6 tournament? 1) Mike Hussey 3) Suresh Raina 5) None of these 2) Virat Kohli 4) Chris Gayle Ans.) 1

Ques. : 343 Which of the following companies has discovered a huge reserve of natural gas in KG basin recently? 1) Jubilant 3) RIL 5) None of these 2) Hinduja 4) Essar Ans.) 3

Ques. : 344 Name the bank which has announced to launch first-of-its-kind debit-cum-credit card within a month. This card will perform the dual function of being both a credit and debit card. 1) Central Bank of India 3) Bank of Baroda 5) None of these 2) State Bank of India 4) Bank of India Ans.) 1

Ques. : 345 To further curb gold imports, the RBI, in its monetary policy statement for 2013-14, has barred banks from which of the following? 1) Granting advances for purchases of gold bullion 3) Granting advances for purchases of gold coins 5) All the above 2) Granting advances for purchases of gold jewellery 4) Granting advances for purchases of units of gold ETFs Ans.) 5

Ques. : 346 Which of the following films has won the best film award, The Palme DOr, at the 66th Cannes Film Festival which concluded recently? 1) The Past 3) Like Father, Like Son 5) None of these 2) Blue is the Warmest Color 4) Heli Ans.) 2

Ques. : 347 CNES is the space agency of which of the following countries? Its president Jean-Yves Le Gall visited ISROs headquarters at Bangalore recently. 1) Israel 3) Italy 5) None of these 2) Germany 4) France Ans.) 4

Ques. : 348 Which of the following countries carry the distinction of being the first dialogue partner of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)? Formed in 2011, CELAC comprises all states of North and South America, barring US and Canada. 1) China 3) Japan 5) None of these 2) India 4) Germany Ans.) 2

Ques. : 349 The government has implemented 66 of 72 recommendations made by Sachar Committee. This committee was appointed in 2005 to prepare a report on the latest social, economic and educational condition of the
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_______community of India. 1) Scheduled Cast 3) Muslim 5) None of these 2) Scheduled Tribes 4) Migrant Ans.) 3

Ques. : 350 Rana Kapoor is the CEO of which of the following private sector banks? 1) Yes Bank 3) Saraswat Bank 5) None of these 2) Kotak Mahindra 4) IndusInd Bank Ans.) 1

Ques. : 351 The 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest, when Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay climb the Earth's highest mountain, was celebrated on May 29. Sherpa was a Nepalese while Edmund Hillary was a citizen of 1) New Zealand 3) France 5) None of these 2) Germany 4) UK Ans.) 1

Ques. : 352 Which of the following countries has topped among the developed nations in the recently released Better Life Index compiled by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)? 1) UK 3) Germany 5) None of these 2) Australia 4) Japan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 353 The 12th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup will be staged in 2019 in which of the following countries? 1) West Indies 3) England 5) None of these 2) Australia 4) New Zealand Ans.) 3

Ques. : 354 Odisha has emerged as the champion in the men's event in the 3rd Hockey India Sub-Junior National Championship while ___________has emerged as the womens event champion. 1) Madhya Pradesh 3) Haryana 5) None of these 2) Jharkhand 4) Chandigarh Ans.) 3

Ques. : 355 Which of the following countries has recently announced to go ahead with deliveries of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Syria which will help it deter foreign intervention? 1) Iran 3) Russia 5) None of these 2) China 4) Pakistan Ans.) 3

Ques. : 356 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is considering the inclusion of one of the eight removed sports from the list of 25 core sports in the 2020 Olympics. Which of the following is one of the removed sports? 1) Wrestling 3) Basketball 5) None of these 2) Boxing 4) Archery Ans.) 1

Ques. : 357 The name of India's Jamjang Deru is associated with which of the following games? He has bagged three medals (including two gold medals) in a recent championship in Doha? 1) Wrestling 3) Weightlifting 5) None of these 2) Archery 4) Squash Ans.) 3

Ques. : 358 Which of the following internet companies has bought the micro-blogging platform Tumblr for USD 1.1 bn
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recently? 1) Google 3) Microsoft 5) None of these 2) Yahoo 4) Apple Ans.) 2

Ques. : 359 The European Patent Office, announcing the winners of the European Inventor Award 2013, has honoured India-born Ajay Bhatt-led team at US tech-giant Intel. This team is had developed which of the following path-breaking technologies? 1) Blue ray disc 2 3) Octa-core processors 5) None of these 2) Universal Serial Bus (USB) 4) Near field communication (NFC) Ans.) 2

Ques. : 360 Which of the following countries has recently ordered the extradition of Ravi Shankaran, one of the main accused in the Naval war room leak case, to India? 1) UK 3) France 5) None of these 2) Germany 4) US Ans.) 1

Ques. : 361 Indian filmmakers are vying for access in Chinas growing market for cinema which is largely dominated by Hollywood films. China allows only ______foreign movies every year to be release there. 1) 34 3) 64 5) None of these 2) 50 4) 80 Ans.) 1

Ques. : 362 Which of the following mobile handset makers has come up with its high-end model named Mega recently? 1) Nokia 3) Samsung 5) None of these 2) HTC 4) LG Ans.) 3

Ques. : 363 The chairman of which of the following network marketing firms in India was arrested under Prize Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act recently? 1) RCM Business 3) Amway 5) None of these 2) Hindustan Unilever Network 4) Modicare Ans.) 3

Ques. : 364 The multi-purpose Kishau dam, which will generate 660 MW of electricity, besides providing irrigation facility, will come up on which of the following rivers? 1) Tons 3) Godavari 5) None of these 2) Manjira 4) Penna Ans.) 1

Ques. : 365 Vijay Bahuguna is the chief minister of which of the following Indian states at present? 1) Chhattisgarh 3) Himachal Pradesh 5) None of these 2) Uttarakhand 4) Assam Ans.) 2

Ques. : 366 The rising Indian tennis star Somdev Devvarman was defeated in the second round of French Open tennis tournament by who among the following recently? 1) Roger Federer 3) Novak Djokovic 5) None of these
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Ques. : 367 The target set by the Planning Commission for power generation in 12th plan is 1) 66,000 MW 3) 88,000 MW 5) None of these 2) 72,000 MW 4) 92,000 MW Ans.) 3

Ques. : 368 India is all set to activate the atomic reactor on board which of the following indigenous nuclear submarines soon? 1) INS Chakra 3) INS Shindhughosh 5) None of these 2) INS Shishumar 4) INS Arihant Ans.) 4

Ques. : 369 Which of the following IT majors has bagged a six year contract worth Rs 1,100 crore for end-to-end IT modernisation programme from the Department of Post (DoP)? 1) Infosys 3) HCL 5) None of these 2) Wipro 4) TCS Ans.) 4

Ques. : 370 As CTBT stands for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, FMCT stands for 1) Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty 3) Formidable Material Cut-off Treaty 5) None of these 2) Futuristic Material Cut-off Treaty 4) Forbidden Material Cut-off Treaty Ans.) 1

Ques. : 371 India is home to the second largest population of people with HIV or AIDS in the world. Which of the following countries has the largest population with HIV or AIDS? 1) US 3) Brazil 5) None of these 2) South Africa 4) Indonesia Ans.) 2

Ques. : 372 Rituparno Ghosh, who died recently, was a versatile 1) Film maker 3) Musician 5) None of these 2) Lyrist 4) Actor Ans.) 1

Ques. : 373 Atul Rai has recently resigned as the Managing Director and CEO of which of the following organisations? 1) IFCI 3) Unit Trust 5) None of these 2) SIDBI 4) LIC Ans.) 1

Ques. : 374 The UNESCO has designated which of the following places in India as a world biosphere reserve under its Man and the Biosphere Programme? 1) Andaman Islands 3) Lakshadweep 5) None of these 2) Nicobar Islands 4) Sri Rangam Ans.) 2

Ques. : 375 The Asian Athletic Championship is set to be organised at which of the following places in India? 1) Chennai 3) Pune 5) None of these 2) New Delhi 4) Mumbai Ans.) 3

Ques. : 376 Which of the following e-commerce majors shut down its digital music store named Flyte recently? 1) Jabong
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2) Amazon
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3) Flipkart 5) None of these

4) Myntra Ans.) 3

Ques. : 377 India has signed a much awaited extradition treaty with which of the following countries recently? It took 20 years to negotiate the treaty. 1) Japan 3) UK 5) None of these 2) Singapore 4) Thailand Ans.) 4

Ques. : 378 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has earmarked which of the following days as 'World No Tobacco Day'? 1) May 31 3) May 29 5) None of these 2) May 30 4) May 28 Ans.) 1

Ques. : 379 Recently, a letter written by Rudyard Kipling was put for auction in which he had admitted of plagiarism. Which of the following books was written by him? 1) The Lost World 3) Treasure Island 5) None of these 2) The Jungle Book 4) A Tale of Two Cities Ans.) 2

Ques. : 380 The ambitious project to develop a 3,200-km highway linking India with Thailand in under consideration. This highway will link India with Thailand through 1) China 3) Bhutan 5) None of these 2) Myanmar 4) Bangladesh Ans.) 2

Ques. : 381 Who among the following has been appointed DRDO chairman and Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister of India recently? 1) S Sundaresh 3) Avinash Chander 5) None of these 2) K Tamilmani 4) A Sivathanu Pillai Ans.) 3

Ques. : 382 Yingluck Shinawatra is the current Prime Minister of which of the following countries? 1) Singapore 3) Bhutan 5) None of these 2) Thailand 4) Myanmar Ans.) 2

Ques. : 383 As the government has rolled out its ambitious direct benefit transfer programme for cooking gas from June 1, LPG consumers in 18 districts now get ______in their bank accounts as they book an LPG cylinder. 1) Rs 435 3) Rs 735 5) None of these 2) Rs 535 4) Rs 935 Ans.) 1

Ques. : 384 The Planning Commission has approved the annual Plan outlay for Delhi for the year 2013-14 of 1) Rs 14,524 crore 3) Rs 18,700 crore 5) None of these 2) Rs 16,626 crore 4) Rs 20,626 crore Ans.) 2

Ques. : 385 As per the data released by Central Statistical Organisation (CSO), the Indian economy grew at its slowest pace in a decade in 2012-13. What has been its rate of growth during 2012-13? 1) 4.7 per cent 3) 6.2 per cent
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5) None of these

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Ques. : 386 As part of modernization, 75 Pilatus PC-7 MK-II basic trainer aircrafts has been inducted in the Indian Air Force recently. These aircrafts have been procured from which of the following countries? 1) France 3) Israel 5) None of these 2) Italy 4) Switzerland Ans.) 4

Ques. : 387 The Vienna headquartered OPEC supplies about 35 per cent of the global oil supplies. Expanded the term OPEC. 1) Organisation of Petroleum Exploring Countries 2) Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries 3) Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Companies 5) None of these 4) Organisation of Petroleum Exploring Companies Ans.) 2

Ques. : 388 Name the boy/girl who has won the 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee contest in US. 1) Arvind Mahankali 3) Pranav Sivakumar 5) None of these 2) Vismaya Kharkar 4) Vanya Shivashankar Ans.) 1

Ques. : 389 The proposed Jaitapur nuclear power plant in Maharashtra, which will be a European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) with six units (each of 1,650 MW capacity), is to be set up with the help of 1) France 3) Russia 5) None of these 2) Germany 4) US Ans.) 1

Ques. : 390 The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has allowed the Sterlite Industries Limited to commence operation of its copper plant in Tamil Nadu recently. Who among the following is the chairman of the NGT at present? 1) SB Sinha 3) Syed Nazim Husain Zaidi 5) None of these 2) Swatanter Kumar 4) VS Sirpukar Ans.) 2

Ques. : 391 The apex court of which of the following countries has ruled the parliament of the country as unconstitutional recently? 1) Egypt 3) Iran 5) None of these 2) Syria 4) Pakistan Ans.) 1

Ques. : 392 Which of the following Indian cities will host the 4th edition of World Cup Kabaddi? 1) New Delhi 3) Lucknow 5) None of these 2) Chandigarh 4) Gurgaon Ans.) 2

Ques. : 393 India is all set to become the sixth nation after the US, Russia, Japan, China and Europe to launch a mission to which of the following planets? 1) Jupiter 3) Mars 5) None of these 2) Mercury 4) Venus Ans.) 3

Ques. : 394 Which of the following countries has signed an agreement with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to provide approximately USD 2.5 million for a programme to improve working conditions in export-oriented industries in Bangladesh? 1) US
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3) Japan 5) None of these

4) China Ans.) 2

Ques. : 395 In a major top management re-shuffle, software major Infosys has appointed who among the following as the new executive chairman of its Board for 5 years? 1) Rohan Murthy 3) Nandan Nilekani 5) None of these 2) NR Narayana Murthy 4) Kris Gopalakrishnan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 396 The World Environment Day is observed on which of the following dates? 1) Jun 1 3) Jun 5 5) None of these 2) Jun 3 4) Jun 7 Ans.) 3

Ques. : 397 Vina Mazumdar, who died recently, was a 1) noted historian 3) renowned anthropologist 5) None of these 2) feminist and pioneer in womens studies in India 4) pioneer of adult education Ans.) 2

Ques. : 398 The United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) has recently designated the Great Nicobar Islands as biosphere reserve. It is now ____Indian reserve in UNESCO world network. 1) Third 3) Seventh 5) None of these 2) Fifth 4) Ninth Ans.) 4

Ques. : 399 The IFSC is an alphanumeric code that uniquely identifies a bank-branch. Expand the term IFSC. 1) Indian Forward System Code 3) Indian Fundamental System Code 5) None of these 2) Indian Facilitation System Code 4) Indian Financial System Code Ans.) 4

Ques. : 400 Which of the following countries has pledged to invest USD 1-bn for strengthening social systems and security in the conflict-stricken Sahel region in Africa? 1) US 3) India 5) None of these 2) China 4) Japan Ans.) 4

Ques. : 401 Consider the following with respect to Sebis minimum public shareholding norms for listed private sector companies and choose the correct statements: 1) The promoters holding will be capped at 75 per 2) There must be at least 25 per cent public share cent. holding in the firms. 3) The deadline set by the Sebi to comply with the 4) All the above norms ended on Jun 3. 5) Only 1) and 2) Ans.) 4

Ques. : 402 The RBI Governor D Subbarao has allayed fears of stagflation in the Indian economy and asserted that the central bank is sensitive to growth concerns. Which of following statements is/are correct about stagflation? 1) Persistent high inflation combined with high unemployment and slow economic growth 3) Low inflation combined with high unemployment and slow economic growth 5) None of these 2) Persistent high inflation combined with high employment and fast economic growth 4) Low inflation combined with high employment rate and fast paced economic growth Ans.) 1

Ques. : 403 Setting a new bench mark in transparency, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has ruled which of
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the following answerable under the Right to Information Act declaring them public authorities? 1) Private firms receiving govt aid 3) Political parties 5) None of these 2) Labour unions 4) Sports authorities Ans.) 3

Ques. : 404 Bollywood actor Jiah Khan allegedly committed suicide recently. She had acted in which of the following films? 1) Houseful 3) Ghajini 5) Only 2) and 3) 2) Nishabd 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 405 Name the country which recently imposed 2-child limit on its minority Muslims. 1) Thailand 3) Bhutan 5) None of these 2) Myanmar 4) China Ans.) 2

Ques. : 406 Which of the following countries has been given the ICC Shield for finishing as the No 1 ODI team in the Championship table (between April 1, 2012 and April 1, 2013)? 1) England 3) Australia 5) None of these 2) India 4) South Africa Ans.) 2

Ques. : 407 In an attempt to wean the investors away from gold, the govt has launched first tranche of inflation-linked bonds totaling _______recently. 1) Rs 1,000 crore 3) Rs 1,200 crore 5) None of these 2) Rs 1,100 crore 4) Rs 1,500 crore Ans.) 1

Ques. : 408 Name the 15-year old boy who has become the youngest Indian to scale the Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. 1) Nameirakpam Chingkheinganba 3) Prithvi Singh Chahal 5) None of these Ques. : 409 Expand the term FSDC. 1) Financial Solidarity Development Council 3) Financial Studies and Development Centre 5) None of these 2) Financial Stability and Development Council 4) Financial Security and Development Council Ans.) 2 2) Raghav Joneja 4) Shubham Kaushik Ans.) 2

Ques. : 410 Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the present Prime Minister of which of the following countries? The country is facing the worst protests in a decade. 1) Turkey 3) Syria 5) None of these 2) Egypt 4) Ghana Ans.) 1

Ques. : 411 Which of the following states is set to sign an MOU with the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to tap its vast resources to help give the state's educational system a face lift? 1) Uttar Pradesh 3) Andhra Pradesh 5) None of these 2) Tamil Nadu 4) Maharashtra Ans.) 3

Ques. : 412 During the recent visit of the foreign minister of which of the following countries to India, both the countries decided to speed up the process of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and also reviewed the progress in Mutual Legal
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Assistance Treaty? 1) New Zealand 3) South Africa 5) None of these 2) Australia 4) Japan Ans.) 1

Ques. : 413 The new sanctions imposed by the US on Iran has targeted its currency and auto industry seeking to render Iranian money useless outside the country. Name the currency of Iran. 1) Dinar 3) Dirham 5) None of these 2) Lira 4) Rial Ans.) 4

Ques. : 414 The Cabinet has recently approved a proposal for non-binding conciliation with the British telecom major Vodafone. The conciliation will be under the 1) UK arbitration law 3) Hong Kong arbitration law 5) None of these 2) The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law 4) Indian arbitration law Ans.) 4

Ques. : 415 Name the cricketer suspended by the Bangladesh Cricket Board for his alleged involvement in the match fixing in Bangladesh Premier League T20? An ICC inquiry in this regard is in progress. 1) Junaid Siddique 3) Aftab Ahmed 5) None of these 2) Mohammad Ashraful 4) Abdur Razzak Ans.) 2

Ques. : 416 The Union Cabinet has cleared a legislation to set up the long-pending real estate regulator aimed at protecting home buyers from unscrupulous developers and builders. Which of the following statements is/are correct in this regard? 2) Private developers will have to register projects 1) There will one real state regulator for the entire before sale and can advertise only after getting all country. clearances. 3) All project details to be publicly disclosed. 5) Only 2) and 3) Ques. : 417 Expand the term NELP. 1) National Experts on Licensing Policy 3) National Exploration Licensing Policy 5) None of these 2) National Exploration Liaisoning Policy 4) National Export Licensing Policy Ans.) 3 4) All the above Ans.) 5

Ques. : 418 The mens and womens hockey teams of India have departed for Rotterdam to participate in the FIH World League Round 3 (semifinals). Indian mens squad is headed by Sardara Singh while the womens team is led by 1) Jaspreet Kaur 3) Rashmi Singh 5) None of these 2) Ritu Rani 4) Vandana Kataria Ans.) 2

Ques. : 419 Atul Chitnis died recently after a long battle with cancer. He was a pioneer of _____ in India. 1) open source software movement 3) law process outsourcing 5) None of these 2) business process outsourcing 4) e-commerce revolution Ans.) 1

Ques. : 420 Indian has recently allowed which of the following countries to train its forces at Indian Army establishments for an additional five years? The earlier agreement with this country had expired recently. 1) Japan 3) Singapore
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2) Thailand 4) Philippine
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5) None of these

Ans.) 3

Ques. : 421 To check the spiraling gold imports, which is putting huge pressure on the current account deficit, the govt has hiked the import duty on gold from existing 6 per cent to 1) 7 per cent 3) 9 per cent 5) None of these 2) 8 per cent 4) 10 per cent Ans.) 2

Ques. : 422 India and which of the following countries have been agreed to hold their first ever bilateral naval exercise in 2015 and make it a regular feature in coming years? 1) Japan 3) Australia 5) None of these 2) Singapore 4) US Ans.) 3

Ques. : 423 Which of the following automobile companies in India has launched a small car named Vibe recently? 1) General Motor 3) Renault 5) None of these 2) Mahindra and Mahindra 4) Nissan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 424 The Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC), the apex body of the financial sector regulators in India, is led by 1) The governor of RBI 3) The Prime Minister 5) None of these 2) The Finance Minister 4) The Law Minister Ans.) 2

Ques. : 425 Name the athlete who has set a new meet record in the mens long jump event (jumping 8m) in the National Inter-State Athletics meet in New Delhi recently? 1) Arshad Khan 3) Ankit Sharma 5) None of these 2) Prem Kumar 4) Neeraj Kumar Ans.) 2

Ques. : 426 Name the worlds largest online retail company which has entered the Indian e-commerce space recently. 1) ebay 3) Staples Inc 5) None of these 2) Amazon 4) Walmart Ans.) 2

Ques. : 427 The term ICAAP is used in the context of which of the following? 1) Risk Management 3) Capital Adequacy Ratio 5) None of these 2) Dealing with Public Companies 4) Right to Information Act Ans.) 3

Ques. : 428 Which of the following type of contract is interest rate swap? 1) Trade Contract 3) Financial Contract 5) None of these 2) Loan Contract 4) Risk Contract Ans.) 3

Ques. : 429 What is the expanded form of the term FRBM Act? 1) Financial Responsibility and Budget Management Act 3) Forward Responsibility and Budget Management Act 5) None of these 2) Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act 4) Financial Restrictions and Budget Management Act Ans.) 2

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Ques. : 430 The US president Barack Obama has appointing who among the following as his national security adviser recently? 1) Susan Rice 3) Paul Ryan 5) None of these 2) Tom Donilon 4) Colin Powell Ans.) 1

Ques. : 431 The DGCA in India is conducting a preliminary examination into charges that Ranbaxy Laboratories has pleaded guilty in the US. Expand the term DCGA. 1) Drug Coordinator General of India 3) Drug Curator General of India 5) None of these 2) Drug Controller General of India 4) Drug Control Group of India Ans.) 2

Ques. : 432 The name of the national champion Saurav Ghosal is associated with which of the following games? 1) Shooting 3) Billiards 5) None of these 2) Squash 4) Basketball Ans.) 2

Ques. : 433 The Miss World competition 2013 is scheduled to be organised in which of the following cities? 1) Bali, Indonesia 3) Manila, Philippines 5) None of these 2) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4) Sao Paulo, Brazil Ans.) 1

Ques. : 434 The US State Department has renewed six-month waivers on recent Iran sanctions for which of the following countries? 1) India 3) Pakistan 5) Both 1) and 2) 2) China 4) Japan Ans.) 5

Ques. : 435 Consider the following statements with respect to multi-brand retail in India and govts recent stand in this regard and choose the correct statement(s): 1) The govt had allowed 51 per cent FDI in multibrand retail in 2012. 2) The interested firms need to invest USD 100mn equally divided into front-end and back-end.

3) Franchisee route will not be allowed and infrastructure (front and back) should be build right 4) All the above from scratch. 5) None of these Ans.) 4

Ques. : 436 India's premier anti-terror information and intelligence support organisation proposed in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on Mumbai in 2008, National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID), has to become operational by 1) 2013 3) 2016 5) None of these 2) 2015 4) 2020 Ans.) 1

Ques. : 437 India and which of the following countries has signed an umbrella agreement on financial and technical cooperation in the field of energy, environment and management of natural resources recently? 1) Japan 3) Singapore 5) None of these 2) Germany 4) South Korea Ans.) 2

Ques. : 438 Who among the following has been appointed as the Indias new High Commissioner in Islamabad? 1) TCA Raghavan 3) Nirupama Rao
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5) None of these

Ans.) 1

Ques. : 439 Austria has withdrawn its troops from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) deployed at Golan Heights. The UNDOF had been deployed there to monitor a ceasefire between Israel and which of the following countries since 1974? 1) Syria 3) Turkey 5) None of these 2) Iraq 4) Lebanon Ans.) 1

Ques. : 440 The Forbes 2013 list of highest-paid athletes has been topped by who among the following? Indian cricketer MS Dhoni has been ranked at 16th place in the list. 1) Kobe Byrant 3) Tiger Woods 5) None of these 2) Roger Federer 4) Maria Sharapova Ans.) 3

Ques. : 441 The election campaign for the post of President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has begun. Who is the present president of IOC? 1) Antonio Samaranch 3) Thomas Bach 5) None of these 2) Jacques Rogge 4) Aicha Garad Ali Ans.) 2

Ques. : 442 Name the athlete who has set a new national record in 3000 meter steeplechase for women while performing in the 53rd National Athletics championships recently. 1) OP Jaisha 3) Sudha Singh 5) None of these 2) Preeja Sreedharan 4) Asha Roy Ans.) 3

Ques. : 443 The foundation of the Indias first defence university, Indian National Defence University (INDU) has been laid down at which of the following places? It will become operational by 2018. 1) Nasik 3) Allahabad 5) None of these 2) Bangalore 4) Gurgaon Ans.) 4

Ques. : 444 The department of telecommunication (DoT) has imposed a fine of Rs 1,263 crore for allegedly under reporting revenues during financial years 2008-09 to 2010-11 on 1) Idea 3) Vodafone 5) None of these 2) Bharti Airtel 4) Reliance Communication Ans.) 3

Ques. : 445 McGraw Hill Financial is the promoter company of which of the following credit rating agencies? 1) Standard & Poors 3) Moodys 5) None of these 2) CIBIL 4) Fitch Ans.) 1

Ques. : 446 The market regulator Sebi had mandated that all listed private sector companies must have at least _____per cent public share holding. 1) 15 3) 25 5) None of these 2) 20 4) 30 Ans.) 3

Ques. : 447 The book titled Righteous Republic has been written by who among the following? 1) Kuldeep Mathur 3) Narendra Jadhav
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5) None of these

Ans.) 2

Ques. : 448 The billionaire Ambani brothers has announced a deal, wherein Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Jio will use towers owned by Anil Ambanis Reliance Infratel. The deal is valued at more than ________over the lifetime of the contract. 1) Rs 8,000-crore 3) Rs 11,000-crore 5) None of these 2) Rs 10,000-crore 4) Rs 12,000-crore Ans.) 4

Ques. : 449 The World Oceans Day is observed on which of the following dates? 1) Jun 1 3) Jun 5 5) None of these 2) Jun 4 4) Jun 8 Ans.) 4

Ques. : 450 The defending Women's Singles champion of Thailand Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament, Saina Nehwal, has bowed out of the competition being defeated in quarterfinals in the hands of 1) Tine Baun 3) Juan Gu 5) None of these 2) Ratchanok Intanon 4) Wang Yihan Ans.) 3

Ques. : 451 Who among the following has won the womens singles title of the French Open tennis tournament recently? 1) Maria Sharapova 3) Victoria Azarenka 5) None of these 2) Serena Williams 4) Agnieszka Radwanska Ans.) 2

Ques. : 452 Name the badminton player who has become the first Indian to win a Grand Prix Gold mens singles title outside the country by winning the Thailand Open recently. 1) Srikant Kidambi 3) Ajay Jairam 5) None of these 2) Nandagopal Kidambi 4) Parupalli Kashyap Ans.) 1

Ques. : 453 The news of a surveillance agency, National Security Agency (NSA), spying into private info of people around the world is doing rounds in media. NSA belongs to which of the following countries? 1) India 3) UK 5) None of these 2) US 4) China Ans.) 2

Ques. : 454 Who is the Chief Information Commissioner of India at present? 1) Deepak Sandhu 3) Satyananda Mishra 5) None of these 2) ML Sharma 4) Annapurna Dixit Ans.) 3

Ques. : 455 As per the news in financial newspapers, impact investment is picking pace in India. What exactly is the impact investment? 1) The investments that directly impact the citizens 2) The investments aimed at financial returns and of a country. has nothing to do with social welfare. 3) The investments aimed at financial returns that 4) The investments made in conflict-ridden come along with social benefits. countries to gain control over the weak regimes. 5) None of these Ans.) 3

Ques. : 456 What is the Indias position in the recently released seventh edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI)? 1) 141 3) 155
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2) 145 4) 162
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5) None of these

Ans.) 1

Ques. : 457 India is planning to establish direct air connectivity as well as direct shipping lines with which of the following countries currently? 1) Maldives 3) Thailand 5) None of these Ques. : 458 Expand the term IATA. 1) International Air Travel Association 3) International Air Traffic Association 5) None of these 2) International Air Transportation Association 4) International Airport Transaction Agency Ans.) 2 2) Singapore 4) Myanmar Ans.) 4

Ques. : 459 During the recent visit of Chinese premier Li Keqiang, China stressed upon reviving the Southern Silk Route. This route goes through which of the following countries? 1) India 3) Myanmar 5) None of these 2) Bangladesh 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 460 The first unit of 1,400-MW of Rajpura thermal power plant will start generating power from Dec 8 this year. This power plant is situated in which of the following states? 1) Haryana 3) Madhya Pradesh 5) None of these 2) Gujarat 4) Punjab Ans.) 4

Ques. : 461 Who among the following has won the mens singles title of the 2013 French Open tennis tournament recently? 1) Rafael Nadal 3) Roger Federer 5) None of these 2) David Ferrer 4) Novak Djokovic Ans.) 1

Ques. : 462 India is considering supplying which of the following items to Pakistan via Amritsar-Lahore route? An Indian delegation in this regard visited Pakistan recently. 1) Liquefied Natural Gas 3) Wheat 5) None of these 2) Electricity 4) Both 1) and 2) Ans.) 4

Ques. : 463 Who among the following has authored the book titled The New Digital Age? 1) Chris Anderson and David Sally 3) Nate Silver 5) None of these 2) Jaron Lanier 4) Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen Ans.) 4

Ques. : 464 The RBI has fined three banks for violation of KYC norms recently after a news portal, Cobrapost, exposed them a few months back. These three banks are 1) Axis Bank 3) ICICI Bank 5) None of these 2) HDFC Bank 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 465 Name of Edward Snowden is doing rounds in the media since last few days for which of the following reasons? 1) He leaked details of US mission to kill Osama bin Laden. 3) He leaked the details of proposed US mission
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2) He leaked details of the US top-secret phone and internet surveillance 4) He passed the US missile defense technology
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in China Sea 5) None of these Ques. : 466 Expand the term OECD. 1) Organisation for External Co-operation and Development 3) Organisation for Economic Coordination and Development 5) None of these

to China Ans.) 2

2) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 4) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Diversification Ans.) 2

Ques. : 467 President Pranab Mukherjee laid foundation stone of the permanent headquarters of the National Commission for Women in New Delhi recently. This building is named 1) Nari Bhawan 3) Sarojini Bhawan 5) None of these 2) Nirbhaya Bhawan 4) Mahadevi Bhawan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 468 What is the total number of telecom circles in India for which spectrums of 2G and 3G have been auctioned? 1) 19 3) 25 5) None of these 2) 22 4) 32 Ans.) 2

Ques. : 469 Which of the following states has announced to raise a new special forces battalion, KATS, to deny left extremists and religious fundamentalist outfits the use of the States remote terrains of the state? 1) Kerala 3) Jammu and Kashmir 5) None of these 2) Karnataka 4) Madhya Pradesh Ans.) 1

Ques. : 470 Who among the following has won the Canadian Grand Prix Formula One championship held in Montreal recently? 1) Sebastian Vettel 3) Fernando Alonso 5) None of these 2) Lewis Hamilton 4) Mark Webber Ans.) 1

Ques. : 471 Which of the following countries has topped the recently released seventh edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI)? 1) Norway 3) Denmark 5) None of these 2) Iceland 4) New Zealand Ans.) 2

Ques. : 472 The former Union Minister Vidya Charan Shukla passed away recently. He was associated with which of the following political parties? 1) Bharatiya Janata Party 3) Chhattisgarh Nirman Sabha 5) None of these 2) Indian National Congress 4) Communist Party of India Ans.) 2

Ques. : 473 In which of the following countries the civil aviation authorities had to cancel 1,800 flights throughout the country as air traffic controllers went on a three-day strike recently? 1) UK 3) Germany 5) None of these 2) France 4) Spain Ans.) 2

Ques. : 474 The External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid went on a three-day visit to which of the following countries recently? The visit was aimed at wooing the country to invest in India especially in infrastructure sector. 1) Singapore
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3) South Korea 5) None of these

4) Norway Ans.) 4

Ques. : 475 Which of the following countries has launched its latest manned space mission named Shenzhou-10 carrying three astronauts on board? 1) North Korea 3) Singapore 5) None of these 2) China 4) Japan Ans.) 2

Ques. : 476 Who among the following is not a deputy governor of the RBI at present? 1) Urjit R Patel 3) Anand Sinha 5) KC Chakrabarty 2) HR Khan 4) Arvind Mayaram Ans.) 4

Ques. : 477 The international sports body FIDE is associated with which of the following games? 1) Football 3) Baseball 5) None of these 2) Basketball 4) Chess Ans.) 4

Ques. : 478 Who among the following is the author of the book titled The Physics of Wall Street? 1) James Owen Weatherall 3) Nilanjan Banerjee 5) None of these 2) Nassim Nicholas Taleb 4) Jim Simons Ans.) 1

Ques. : 479 The only port in India that is a public company, Ennore port, is situated in which of the following cities? 1) Chennai 3) Vadodara 5) None of these 2) Visakhapatnam 4) Mumbai Ans.) 1

Ques. : 480 Consider the following statements with respect to the state of Delhi as recently released findings of Census 2011 present the picture of the state and choose the correct statement(s): 1) Only one in 10 women in Delhi is employed 3) The sex ratio of the state is the worst since 1901. 5) Only 1) and 2) 2) The fertility rate of the state has declined over the past decade. 4) All the above Ans.) 5

Ques. : 481 Indias research station at the Antarctica, Himadri research station, is situated in which of the following countries? 1) Finland 3) Denmark 5) None of these 2) Norway 4) Canada Ans.) 2

Ques. : 482 Padmasree Warrior, one of the most powerful women in the Silicon Valley, is the Chief Technology and Strategy Officer of which of the following IT giants? 1) CISCO 3) HP 5) None of these 2) Oracle 4) Dell Ans.) 1

Ques. : 483 The Hyderabad high court has cleared the merger of which of the following two companies recently? 1) Mahindra Satyam and Tech Mahindra 3) Wipro Ltd and Wipro BPO 5) None of these
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2) Infosys and iGate 4) iGate and Patni Ans.) 1


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Ques. : 484 Consider the following with respect to Indias Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) and choose the correct statement(s): 1) It is an initiative of govt of India and state govts to promote ecologically sustainable growth while addressing Indias energy security challenges. 2) The Mission has set the ambitious target of deploying 20,000 MW of grid connected solar power by 2022.

3) Under the second phase of the mission, the govt has decided that 75 per cent of 750 MW solar 4) All the above project will be built with local content. 5) Only 1) and 2) Ans.) 4

Ques. : 485 Which of the following leading tyre manufacturers of India has announced the takeover of US based Cooper Tire for Rs 14,500 crore? 1) Apollo tyres 3) JK Tyres 5) None of these 2) MRF Tyres 4) CEAT Ans.) 1

Ques. : 486 The Decision Review System (DRS) is recently implemented in which of the following games? India is opposing this system. 1) Cricket 3) Chess 5) None of these 2) Football 4) Hockey Ans.) 1

Ques. : 487 The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has announced to withdraw which of the following services from Jul 15? 1) Telegram 3) Fax 5) None of these 2) Fixed line telephone 4) 2G Mobile Services Ans.) 1

Ques. : 488 The Indian Air Force (IAF) has received which of the following heavy lift aircrafts which will provide it the world's most advanced humanitarian and strategic capabilities once the fleet becomes operational? 1) C-212 Aviocar 3) C-17 Globemaster III 5) None of these 2) Airbus A400M 4) C-5 Galaxy Ans.) 3

Ques. : 489 The government has set a target of 80 per cent literacy rate to be achieved by _____with special emphasis on female education. 1) 2014 3) 2017 5) None of these 2) 2015 4) 2020 Ans.) 3

Ques. : 490 The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on disinvestment has cleared 9.33 per cent stake sale of the trading giant MMTC through the Offer For Sale (OFS) route recently. What is the full form of MMTC? 1) Metals Manufacturing and Trading Corporation 3) Minerals and Metals Trading Company 5) None of these 2) Minerals Manufacturing and Trading Corporation 4) Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation Ans.) 4

Ques. : 491 A panel set up by Sebi has proposed to merge various classes of Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) into a single foreign entity called FPI. Expand the term FPI. 1) Foreign Preferential Investors 3) Foreign Public Investors 5) None of these 2) Foreign Portfolio Investors 4) Foreign Periodic Investors Ans.) 2

Ques. : 492 The govt has extended its support to All India Football Federation (AIFF) to bid to host which of the following
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football tournaments in 2017? 1) FIFA World Cup 3) Under 17 World Cup 5) None of these 2) Asian Nations Cup 4) Under 20 World Cup Ans.) 3

Ques. : 493 Name the unseeded Indian badminton player who has defeated the maverick Indonesian shuttler Taufik Hidayat playing his last international match in the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier in Jakarta recently. 1) Parupalli Kahsyap 3) Ajay Jayaram 5) None of these 2) Sourabh Varma 4) Sai Praneeth Ans.) 4

Ques. : 494 The Government of which of the following countries has announced the immediate closure of the public television and radio broadcaster of the country recently? 1) Egypt 3) Greece 5) None of these 2) Spain 4) Turkey Ans.) 3

Ques. : 495 European space consortium Arianespace is all set to launch India's INSAT-3D. This is an exclusive 1) Educational Satellite 3) Exploration Satellite 5) None of these 2) Meteorological Satellite 4) Broadcasting Satellite Ans.) 2

Ques. : 496 HC Gupta has quit as a member of which of the following institutions recently after CBI is all set to quiz him in the Coalgate scam? 1) Competition Commission of India (CCI) 3) National Green Tribunal (NGT) 5) None of these 2) Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) 4) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) Ans.) 1

Ques. : 497 Gary Kenneth Toomey has been appointed CEO of which of the following Indian airlines recently? 1) Indigo 3) Go Air 5) None of these 2) AirAsia India 4) Jet Airways Ans.) 4

Ques. : 498 The term reti opening is associated with which of the following games? 1) Cricket 3) Golf 5) None of these 2) Chess 4) Baseball Ans.) 2

Ques. : 499 The World Blood Donor Day is celebrated on which of the following dates? 1) Jun 11 3) Jun 17 5) None of these 2) Jun 14 4) Jun 21 Ans.) 2

Ques. : 500 A National Centre for Disease Control's (NCDC) team is camping in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar to find the cause of which of the following diseases which has claimed many lives in past few months? 1) Acute Encephalitis Syndrome 3) Acute Hepatitis 5) None of these 2) Acute Diarrhea 4) Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Ans.) 1

Ques. : 501 A National Centre for Disease Control's (NCDC) team is camping in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar to find the cause of which of the following diseases which has claimed many lives in past few months? 1) Acute Encephalitis Syndrome
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2) Acute Diarrhea
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3) Acute Hepatitis 5) None of these

4) Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Ans.) 1

Ques. : 502 The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has announced to open which of the following new route(s) to book a train ticket from July 1? 1) Through SMS 3) Through Facebook 5) Only 1) and 2) 2) Through a call 4) All the above Ans.) 5

Ques. : 503 The Export-Import bank of India has recently provided a USD 300-million line of credit to the government of which of the following countries for a railway link? 1) Eretria 3) Mozambique 5) None of these 2) Ethiopia 4) Kenya Ans.) 2

Ques. : 504 After the successful disinvestment of its 9.33 per cent share in MMTC, the govt of India now plans to dilute its stake in Coal India. Currently, ____per cent share the coal miner is held by the govt. 1) 90 3) 75 5) None of these 2) 80 4) 65 Ans.) 1

Ques. : 505 Name the chairman of the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC). 1) PJ Nayak 3) Debi Prosad Pal 5) Dhirendra Swarup 2) YH Malegam 4) BN Srikrishna Ans.) 4

Ques. : 506 The World Bank in its latest edition of the Global Economic Prospects report, released recently, has projected the Indian economic growth at ____ per cent in the 2013 fiscal year (ending in March 2014). 1) 5.7 3) 6.7 5) None of these 2) 6.5 4) 7.5 Ans.) 1

Ques. : 507 The term golden handshake is associated with which of the following? 1) Merger and acquisition 3) Voluntary retirement benefits 5) None of these 2) Free trade agreement 4) Share market Ans.) 3

Ques. : 508 According to the recent data released by NCRB, Delhi has highest rate of violent crimes in the country. Expand the term NCRB. 1) National Criminal Research Bureau 3) National Crime Research Bureau 5) None of these 2) National Crime Records Bureau 4) National Criminal Records Bureau Ans.) 2

Ques. : 509 In which of the following states, Chalo Assembly rally was organised recently by the parties and people demanding a separate state? 1) Maharashtra 3) Uttar Pradesh 5) None of these 2) Madhya Pradesh 4) Andhra Pradesh Ans.) 4

Ques. : 510 According to a UN report released recently, India will surpass China to become the most populous country of the world by 1) 2020 3) 2028
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2) 2025 4) 2030
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5) None of these

Ans.) 3

Ques. : 511 Name the Indian-origin sculptor who has been honoured with knighthood, one of the highest honours in Britain, by Queen Elizabeth II recently. 1) Gyaneshwar Rao 3) Ram Chandra Shukla 5) None of these 2) Anish Kapoor 4) Nitish Bharti Ans.) 2

Ques. : 512 Who among the following has been elected the new president of Iran? 1) Ali Larijani 3) Hassan Rohani 5) None of these 2) Trita Parsi 4) Yasmin Alem Ans.) 3

Ques. : 513 On June 16, 1963, Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to achieve which of the following feats? 1) Succeeded to ascent earths highest peak, Mount Everest. 3) Made a solo space flight 5) None of these 2) Clinched a gold medal in the Olympics 4) Became the first women pilot of a fighter aircraft in the world Ans.) 3

Ques. : 514 Which of the following countries has won UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) award for its outstanding progress in eradicating hunger? 1) Bangladesh 3) India 5) None of these 2) Sri Lanka 4) China Ans.) 1

Ques. : 515 Name the new chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) appointed by the government recently. 1) Sushobhan Sarkar 3) VK Sharma 5) SK Roy 2) SB Mainak 4) Usha Sangwan Ans.) 5

Ques. : 516 Who among the following is the author of the recently published book titled The Pity of Partition? 1) Ayesha Jalal 3) Amish Tripathi 5) None of these 2) Dipankar Gupta 4) Ashwin Sanghi Ans.) 1

Ques. : 517 The respected Sweden-based think tank SIPRI is associated with which of the following? 1) Arms control and non-proliferation 3) Publishing economic outlook of world emerging economies 5) None of these 2) Preparing world peace index (WPI) 4) Credit rating Ans.) 1

Ques. : 518 Three time champion and the worlds number two, Saina Nehwal, suffered defeat at the hands of who among the following in the semifinals of the Indonesian Open Super Series Premier in Jakarta recently? 1) Tine Baun 3) Wang Yihan 5) None of these 2) Juliane Schenk 4) Ratchanok Intanon Ans.) 2

Ques. : 519 Which of the following items has emerged as Indias largest agricultural export item for 2012-13, a second year in a row? 1) Flowers 3) Guargum 5) None of these
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2) Basmati 4) Wheat Ans.) 3


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Ques. : 520 What do you mean by mis-selling? 1) Selling a new product to an existing customer taking advantage to ones goodwill 3) Selling a product in the market for which there is no demand. 5) None of these 2) Misrepresenting or misleading an investor about the characteristics of a product or service. 4) Selling a product on a price higher than the original price of the product. Ans.) 2

Ques. : 521 In a bid to finalise the free trade agreement with the European Union, India has proposed to reduce customs duty on which of the following items from current 150 per cent to just 40 per cent? 1) Sports cars 3) Solar Panels 5) None of these 2) Wines and Spirit 4) Packaged food Ans.) 2

Ques. : 522 The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed on which of the following dates every year? 1) June 15 3) June 20 5) None of these 2) June 17 4) June 23 Ans.) 2

Ques. : 523 Who among the following has been sworn in as the new railway minister of India recently? 1) Santosh Chowdhury 3) Girija Vyas 5) None of these 2) KS Rao 4) Mallikarjun Kharge Ans.) 4

Ques. : 524 The recent attempt by the Sri Lankan govt. to amend the 13th Amendment of the Sri Lankan constitution has created a fresh controversy. What the 13th amendment is all about? Through this 1) Sri Lanka had agreed to devolve some authority 2) Sri Lanka had agreed to ceasefire with the to the provinces. Tamil militants. 3) the Sri Lanka govt. agreed to carry a detailed inquiry in the matter of human rights violation in the civil war of the country. 5) None of these 4) Sri Lanka accepted all the demands of international community to qualify to get international aid. Ans.) 1

Ques. : 525 An Indian child, Pinki, will perform the flip of the coin at the men's singles final event this year at Wimbledon. She will represent which of the following non-profit organisations which has been picked as the charity partner to the event? 1) Save the Child 3) Pratham 5) None of these 2) CRY 4) Smile Train Ans.) 4

Ques. : 526 The Confederations Cup is associated with which of the following games? 1) Cricket 3) Hockey 5) None of these 2) Football 4) Tennis Ans.) 2

Ques. : 527 The Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is taking refuge in the embassy of which of the following countries in London at present? He is staying there since past year to avoid being extradited to Sweden. 1) Ecuador 3) Turkey 5) None of these 2) Spain 4) Norway Ans.) 1

Ques. : 528 The 39th Summit of the Group of Eight took place in Northern Ireland recently. Which of the following countries is not a member of G8 at present?
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1) US 3) Canada 5) All are members

2) Russia 4) Italy Ans.) 5

Ques. : 529 Which of the following countries topped the freestyle team rankings in the recently concluded Junior Asian Wrestling Championship at Phuket, Thailand? 1) China 3) India 5) None of these 2) Japan 4) Thailand Ans.) 3

Ques. : 530 Which of the following countries has succeeded in making the worlds fastest supercomputer till date, Tianhe-2, which is capable of performing 54.9 quadrillion operations per second? 1) Japan 3) Singapore 5) None of these 2) China 4) South Korea Ans.) 2

Ques. : 531 Goa celebrated its Revolution Day on June 18. On this day, the state was liberated from the shackles of the erstwhile colonial rule of 1) French 3) Dutch 5) None of these 2) Portuguese 4) British Ans.) 2

Ques. : 532 The broadcasting regulator TRAI has mandated that for showing advertisements and promotional clips on the television, there will be a cap of ____ minutes per hour effective from coming October. 1) 10 3) 15 5) None of these 2) 12 4) 18 Ans.) 2

Ques. : 533 India has invited which of the following countries to become the 'principal guest country' at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2014, scheduled to be held in Goa? 1) US 3) China 5) None of these 2) UK 4) Japan Ans.) 3

Ques. : 534 India has signed a loan agreement of 255 Million US dollar with which of the following institutions for National AIDS Control Project-IV recently? 1) World Bank 3) Asian Development Bank 5) None of these 2) International Monetary Fund 4) Federal Bank, US Ans.) 1

Ques. : 535 Finance Minister P Chidambaram has launched the maiden Infrastructure Debt Fund (IDF) Scheme of IIFCL in New Delhi recently. IIFCL stands for 1) India Industrial Finance Company Limited 3) India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited 5) None of these 2) International Infrastructure Finance Company Limited 4) India Infrastructure Funding Company Limited Ans.) 3

Ques. : 536 The telecom regulator TRAI has announced reduction in which of the following telecom services with effect from 1st July 2013? 1) National calls 3) National SMS 5) None of these
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Ques. : 537 The Constitutional Court of which of the following countries has ordered the dissolution of 50-member parliament and called for fresh elections recently? 1) Iran 3) Egypt 5) None of these 2) Turkey 4) Kuwait Ans.) 4

Ques. : 538 Which of the following committees was appointed to look into the integration and harmonization of wage, salary, etc of employees of erstwhile companies, Air India and Indian Airlines? 1) Dharmadhikari Committee 3) Varadharajan Committee 5) None of these 2) Kirit Parikh Committee 4) Ram Mohan Committee Ans.) 1

Ques. : 539 Which of the following in not included in the eight core sector industries in India? 1) Crude oil 3) Cement 5) Fertilizers 2) Automobiles 4) Steel Ans.) 2

Ques. : 540 Which of the following pairs of ratios/rates is NOT correctly matched? 1) CRR 4 per cent 3) SLR 24 per cent 5) None of these 2) Repo rate 7.25 per cent 4) Bank rate 8.25 per cent Ans.) 3

Ques. : 541 Tuareg rebels are active in which of the following countries? The govt of the country has signed a peace deal with them to pave the way for general elections. 1) Uganda 3) Nigeria 5) None of these 2) Mali 4) Guinea Ans.) 2

Ques. : 542 The Air India had constituted Dholakia Committee for which of the following purposes? The recommendations of the committee have been sent for the immediate implementation. 1) Increasing competitiveness 3) Cost cutting 5) None of these 2) Restructuring domestic and international fares 4) Ceasing domestic operations Ans.) 3

Ques. : 543 The govt has approved Planning Commission's proposal to merge the 147 Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) and bring it down to ___ across various sectors for effective implementation and monitoring of the 12th Five Year Plan. 1) 90 3) 66 5) None of these 2) 80 4) 50 Ans.) 3

Ques. : 544 Divij Sharan and Purav Raja are associated with which of the following games? 1) Badminton 3) Squash 5) None of these 2) Tennis 4) Billiards Ans.) 2

Ques. : 545 Which of the following terms is directly associated with the functioning of the RBI? 1) Initial Public Issue 3) Loan Against Property 5) None of these 2) Education Loans 4) Open Market Operations Ans.) 4

Ques. : 546 Al Maliki is Prime Minister of which of the following countries at present? The External Affairs Minister of India Salman Khurshid was on a two day visit to the country recently.
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1) Malaysia 3) Iraq 5) None of these

2) Indonesia 4) Kuwait Ans.) 3

Ques. : 547 The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has approved the inclusion of East Rennell in the list of endangered sites. This largest raised coral atoll in the world is situated in which of the following countries? 1) Greenland 3) Finland 5) None of these 2) Iceland 4) Solomon Islands Ans.) 4

Ques. : 548 Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to the recommendations made by a govt panel headed by economic affairs secretary Arvind Mayaram regarding raising foreign investment limits in various sectors? 1) The FDI ceiling in the defence sector be raised 2) The FDI limit in multi-brand retail be raised to to 49 percent under the government approval 74 percent under the Foreign Investment route. Promotion Board (FIPB). 3) The FDI limit in telecom sector be raised to 100 percent under the FIPB route and retaining of 49 4) All the above percent FDI under automatic route. 5) Only 1) and 3) Ans.) 4

Ques. : 549 The RBI has set which of the following deadlines for the submission of application for the new bank licences? 1) July 1 3) Oct 1 5) None of these 2) July 31 4) Dec 31 Ans.) 1

Ques. : 550 The annual plan for Gujarat for 2013-14 has been finalized at _______by the Planning Commission recently. 1) Rs 51,000 crore 3) Rs 57,500 crore 5) None of these 2) Rs 53,000 crore 4) Rs 59,000 crore Ans.) 4

Ques. : 551 Indian hockey team crashed out of FIH World League Round 3 recently losing to Australian team and hence failed to qualify directly for the 2014 World Cup to be played in 1) Berlin 3) Seoul 5) None of these 2) Hague 4) Canberra Ans.) 2

Ques. : 552 According to a study, World Wealth Report 2013, India has clocked the second highest growth in the population of High Net-worth Individuals (HNIs) in 2012 only behind 1) Hong Kong 3) Brazil 5) None of these 2) China 4) Malaysia Ans.) 1

Ques. : 553 Which of the following companies has come up with the plans of beaming Internet with the help of giant balloons in the areas without access to Internet? 1) Microsoft 3) Google 5) None of these 2) IBM 4) Yahoo Ans.) 3

Ques. : 554 Which of the following is not a function of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)? 1) Issuance of currency 3) Controller of banks
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5) All are functions of the RBI

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Ques. : 555 Consider the following with respect to Commodity Transaction Tax (CTT) and choose the correct statement(s): 2) The CTT will be charged at 0.01 per cent on the transactions of various non-agricultural 1) The CTT will come into effect from July 1, 2013. commodities, including gold, sugar and edible oils. 3) The tax would be levied on futures trading and not on spot trading in the commodities. 5) None of these 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 556 Italy has become the recent country to ratify Istanbul Convention. This convention is aimed at which of the following? 1) Combating violence against women 3) Combating violence against animals 5) None of these 2) Combating violence against children 4) Combating violence against development of fissile material Ans.) 1

Ques. : 557 The UN General Assembly had declared which of the following days as Nelson Mandela International Day in recognition of the former South African Presidents contribution to the culture of peace and freedom? 1) Jun 18 3) Aug 18 5) None of these 2) Jul 18 4) Sep 18 Ans.) 2

Ques. : 558 The NSSO under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has released the key indicators of employment and unemployment in India recently. NSSO stands for 1) National Statistics Survey Office 3) National Specific Survey Office 5) None of these 2) National Sample Survey Office 4) National Systematic Survey Office Ans.) 2

Ques. : 559 Who among the following has been appointed the new Chairperson of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) recently? 1) Sudha Sharma 3) AK Singh 5) None of these 2) Poonam Kishore Saxena 4) Sudhir Chandra Ans.) 1

Ques. : 560 Name the university which has become the countrys first-ever technical university for women? 1) Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University 5) None of these 2) Bharati Vidyapeeth's Technical University Ans.) 1 3) Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology 4) National Institute of Technology, Delhi

Ques. : 561 The recent forest fire in which of the following countries has increased the pollution in the neighbouring countries, Singapore and Malaysia to a hazardous level? 1) Indonesia 3) Cambodia 5) None of these 2) Papua New Guinea 4) Philippines Ans.) 1

Ques. : 562 Electricity tariff across the country is bound to increase by a minimum 15 to 17 paise per unit as the government has allowed power producers to pass on higher cost of _______to consumers. 1) imported coal 3) artificial coal 5) None of these 2) enriched coal 4) advanced coal Ans.) 1

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Ques. : 563 Six hill forts situated in which of the following states of India have been including in UNESCO's World Heritage List recently? 1) Delhi 3) Rajasthan 5) None of these 2) Madhya Pradesh 4) Andhra Pradesh Ans.) 3

Ques. : 564 The Cabinet has cleared government's 5 per cent stake sale in Neyveli Lignite (NLC) that would help garner around Rs 466 crore to the exchequer. This miner is based in 1) Jharkhand 3) Odisha 5) None of these 2) Andhra Pradesh 4) Tamil Nadu Ans.) 4

Ques. : 565 Which of the following IT initiatives of the Govt of India has been given the 21st Century Achievement Award 2013 by the International Data groups Computerworld Honors Laureate under the category Economic Development recently in Washington, US? 1) DBT 3) UIDAI 5) None of these 2) CERT 4) SARAL Programme Ans.) 3

Ques. : 566 The Rangachary Committee is associated with which of the following? 1) Taxation of foreign investors 3) Taxation of export oriented textile companies 5) None of these 2) Taxation of development centres and IT sector 4) Taxation of agriculture based companies Ans.) 2

Ques. : 567 The first Gas Based Power Project in India awarded with the Clean Development Mechanism by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) was recently inaugurated by the President of India in which of the following states? 1) Rajasthan 3) Tripura 5) None of these 2) Himachal Pradesh 4) Assam Ans.) 3

Ques. : 568 Name the novel written by Amitav Ghosh which is in race to win Warwick Prize for Writing, the biennial prize run by the University of Warwick, England? 1) River of Smoke 3) Life after Life 5) None of these 2) Sea of Poppies 4) Shoes of the Dead Ans.) 1

Ques. : 569 Which of the following firms has bought the first-of-its-kind online bus ticketing portal, RedBus, from its promoters recently? 1) Make My Trip 3) Yatra.com 5) None of these 2) Ibibo 4) Expedia Ans.) 2

Ques. : 570 As per the provisions of RBI Act, what is the highest denomination bank note that RBI can issue? 1) Rs 1,000 3) Rs 5,000 5) None of these 2) Rs 2,000 4) Rs 10,000 Ans.) 4

Ques. : 571 One of the worlds most active and iconic volcanoes, Mount Etna, has been granted World Heritage status by UNESCO recently. This volcano is situated in which of the following countries? 1) Spain 3) Germany
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2) Italy 4) US
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5) None of these

Ans.) 2

Ques. : 572 Mahendra Singh Dhoni has not won which of the following tournaments under his captaincy as of now? 1) ICC Word Cup 3) ICC Under-19 World Cup 5) None of the above 2) ICC Champions Trophy 4) ICC T20 World Cup Ans.) 3

Ques. : 573 Whose approval is required for appointment of a foreign exchange dealer by a bank? 1) RBI 3) The Ministry Finance 5) None of these 2) IBA 4) Discretion of the bank Ans.) 4

Ques. : 574 In its recent move to crack down on immigration abuse, Britain has identified six countries as high-risk. Which of the following countries is not included in the list? 1) India 3) Bangladesh 5) All are included 2) Pakistan 4) Nigeria Ans.) 5

Ques. : 575 As per the news published in financial newspapers, the govt of India is planning to do away with the Special Economic Zones (SEZ). SEZ programme was launched in 1) 1998 3) 2004 5) None of these 2) 2002 4) 2006 Ans.) 4

Ques. : 576 The Arvind Mayaram Committee has recommended nine sectors as those where Indian ownership and control will be mandatory. These sectors include 1) Broadcasting 3) Print Media 5) All the above 2) Insurance 4) Defence production Ans.) 5

Ques. : 577 The finance ministry is considering a proposal to make LTUs mandatory for some categories of taxpayers. Expand the term LTU. 1) Limited Taxpayer Units 3) Least Taxpayer Units 5) None of these 2) Local Taxpayer Units 4) Large Taxpayer Units Ans.) 4

Ques. : 578 The Planning Commission of India has given its in-principle approval to the Project Ananta, a programme that seeks to pull Anantapur district of ______out of the clutches of the perennial drought. 1) Tamil Nadu 3) Karnataka 5) None of these 2) Andhra Pradesh 4) Kerala Ans.) 2

Ques. : 579 Who among the following has won the Tal Memorial Chess tournament held in Moscow recently? 1) Sergey Karjaikin 3) Boris Gelfand 5) None of these 2) Viswanathan Anand 4) Vladimir Kramnik Ans.) 3

Ques. : 580 Shikhar Dhawan was awarded golden bat in the recently concluded Champions Trophy. Who among the following won the golden ball in the above tournament? 1) R Ashwin 3) Ravindra Jadeja 5) None of these
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Ques. : 581 The govt has launched a placement linked skill development scheme, Roshini, targeting 50,000 rural men and women in 24 _______ districts of the country. 1) Draught-hit 3) Most backward 5) None of these 2) Naxal-hit 4) Tribal Ans.) 2

Ques. : 582 Which of the following organisations release annual Doing Business report that ranks 185 countries by aggregating 10 different indicators? 1) IMF 3) The US Federal Reserve 5) None of these 2) World Bank 4) ADB Ans.) 2

Ques. : 583 Which of the following days is observed as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking? 1) Jun 21 3) Jun 24 5) None of these 2) Jun 23 4) Jun 26 Ans.) 4

Ques. : 584 Raj Jain quit as the India head of which of the following organisations recently? 1) Walmart 3) Microsoft 5) None of these 2) ebay 4) Videocon Ans.) 1

Ques. : 585 Which of the following countries has claimed the top spot in the 2013 Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index in a survey conducted by global consulting firm AT Kearney? 1) US 3) South Korea 5) None of these 2) China 4) India Ans.) 1

Ques. : 586 Expand the term NSDL as used in financial parlance. 1) National Super Depository Limited 3) National Securities Depot Limited 5) None of these Ques. : 587 What do you mean by white ATMs? 1) ATMs owned by banks 3) ATMs owned by foreign banks 5) None of these 2) ATMs owned by non-bank agencies 4) ATMs installed inside a business establishment Ans.) 2 2) National Securities Depository Limited 4) National Shares Depository Limited Ans.) 2

Ques. : 588 Consider the following statements with respect to Pir Panjal rail tunnel inaugurated recently and identify the correct statement(s): 1) The 11-km long tunnel connects the Bichelri valley in Jammu with Qazikund in Kashmir. 3) Built at a cost of Rs 800-crore, it is the longest rail tunnel in India. 5) Only 1) and 3) 2) This tunnel runs 2.5 km below the Jawahar tunnel. 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 589 The tallest twisted tower of the world has been constructed at which of the following places recently? 1) New York 3) Dubai 5) None of these 2) Shanghai 4) Rio de Janeiro Ans.) 3

Ques. : 590 The 29th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (India chapter) on November 8 and 9 will be hosted
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by which of the following Indian cities? 1) Mumbai 3) Hyderabad 5) None of these 2) Chennai 4) Kochi Ans.) 4

Ques. : 591 The RBI will not entertain any claim in respect of a note, which is alleged to have 1) stolen 3) wholly destroyed 5) None of these 2) lost 4) All the above Ans.) 4

Ques. : 592 Which of the following states/UTs has been ranked on top in the recent financial inclusion index released by the rating and analysis agency CRISIL? 1) Gujarat 3) Chandigarh 5) None of these 2) Kerala 4) Puducherry Ans.) 4

Ques. : 593 Which of the following instruments cannot be endorsed? 1) A bank draft 3) A fixed deposit receipt 5) None of these 2) A promissory note 4) A cheque Ans.) 3

Ques. : 594 The Bank of England is considering replacing the image of Charles Darwin from one of its notes and replacing it with that of Jane Austen. Which of the following novels was not authored by the renowned novelist Jane Austen? 1) Mother 3) Sense and Sensibility 5) Persuasion 2) Pride and Prejudice 4) Emma Ans.) 1

Ques. : 595 The state run ONGC and OIL has acquired gas assets of Videocon located in which of the following countries for $2.5 bn? 1) Nigeria 3) Mozambique 5) None of these 2) Vietnam 4) Algeria Ans.) 3

Ques. : 596 The merger of Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Satyam was in news recently. The new single entity Tech Mahindra has become the ____biggest IT firm in India. 1) third 3) fifth 5) None of these 2) fourth 4) sixth Ans.) 3

Ques. : 597 The KM Chandrasekhar Committee is associated with which of the following? 1) Standardising and unifying the rules regarding foreign investments into the capital markets 2) Standardising and unifying the rules regarding domestic investments into the capital markets

3) Standardising and unifying the rules regarding 4) Standardising and unifying the rules regarding Indian investments into the foreign capital markets fund collection by chit fund companies from public 5) None of these Ans.) 1

Ques. : 598 Carlo Ancelotti has been appointed the manager of which of the following famous soccer teams? 1) Real Madrid (Spain) 3) Barcelona (Spain) 5) None of these 2) Chelsea (England) 4) Manchester United Ans.) 1

Ques. : 599 The market regulator Sebi has announced to merge FIIs, sub-accounts and QFIs in a new class called
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1) Foreign Preferential Investors 3) Foreign Priority Investors 5) None of these

2) Foreign Portfolio Investors 4) Foreign Periodic Investors Ans.) 2

Ques. : 600 The Indian contingent took home the highest tally of awards so far in the recently-concluded 60th Cannes Lions festival of creativity. India clinched ____lions (awards). 1) 14 3) 33 5) None of these 2) 22 4) 54 Ans.) 3

Ques. : 601 In a dramatic swipe just ahead of elections, ruling Labor Party has dethroned Julia Gillard and brought _________as the new Prime Minister of Australia. 1) Penny Wong 3) Kevin Rudd 5) None of these 2) Stephen Conroy 4) Anthony Albanese Ans.) 3

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