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GK Questions

Sl No. Question

3961 “The amount on a life insurance policy that is payable to the beneficiary when the policy
holder passes away” is technically known as
A) Additional Benefit
B) Death Benefit
C) Endorsement
D) Flat Benefit

3962 Police of which state has decided to prepare a database of people involved in land grabbing,
habitual exploitation of women and communal elements etc.?
A) Delhi
B) Bihar
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) Madhya Pradesh

3963 Name the archer who won seven medals in the women’s recurve section at the 33rd Senior
National Archery Championships that concluded in Chennai in 2013?
A) Jhano Hansda
B) Deepika Kumari
C) Vrushali Gorle
D) Ritul Chatterjee

3964 In which of the below countries terrorist group al-Qaida has captured a part of the country
and has built an elaborate network of tunnels, trenches, shafts and ramparts in 2013?
A) Afghanistan
B) Iraq
C) Kenya
D) Mali

3965 What is India’s current ranking in the World Intellectual Property Indicators 2012 released by
the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in 2013?
A) Ninth
B) Third
C) Sixth
D) Seventh

3966 India's eight core sector industries have a combined weight of _____in the overall Index of
Industrial Production (IIP).
A) 31.5%
B) 37.9%
C) 56.6%
D) 61.2%

3967 Somdev Devvarman is associated with which of the following Sports?
A) Tennis

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B) Badminton
C) Squash
D) Snooker

3968 “The written document issued by an insurance company to a policy owner which represents
the insurance contract between the insurance company and the policy owner” is termed as?
A) Endorsement
B) Policy
C) Prescription
D) Beneficiary note

3969 “The amount of money to be paid by a policy owner to the insurance company for the benefits
provided under an insurance policy” is termed as?
A) Collateral
B) Premium
C) Broker
D) Benefit

3970 Capital Account Deficit (CAD) will increase with the increase in which of the following?
A) Import of gold
B) Import of crude oil
C) Inflow of foreign money
D) Both 1 and 2

3971 ASBA is a mechanism for subscribing to applications in Initial Public Offerings (IPOs). ASBA
stands for
A) Application Supported by Blocked Amount
B) Application Submitted with Blocked Amount
C) Acquired Shares by Blocked Amount
D) Application Supported by Balance Amount

3972 Which state government launched ‘Kanyadan’ scheme under which an incentive of Rs 11,000
will be given to brides during mass marriage ceremony organised by Red Cross Societies or
any registered NGO?
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Punjab
C) Bihar
D) Haryana

3973 Which state in India has announced to observe year 2013 as Information Technology
Empowerment Year?
A) Karnataka
B) Andhra Pradesh
C) Bihar
D) Madhya Pradesh

3974 After raising its stake to 55.57%, the government has restructured the board of which of the
below financial institutions?
A) IDBI Bank Ltd
B) IFCI Ltd

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C) SIDBI
D) NABARD

3975 “The termination of an insurance policy due to non-payment of premium” is technically
called as?
A) Lapse
B) Death
C) Forfeiture
D) Seize

3976 The Asia’s largest Sports Institute, Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (NIS), is situated
in?
A) Patiala
B) Ahmedabad
C) Kolkata
D) Bangalore

3977 In regards to insurance, “A policy provision that allows a policy to be restored from a lapsed
status and resume active coverage” is termed as?
A) Reinstatement
B) Reaffirmation
C) Reinsurance
D) Revocation

3978 BAFTA awards are associated with which of the following fields?
A) Science and Technology
B) Film and Television
C) Literature
D) Journalism

3979 Steven Spielberg’s film ‘Lincoln’, which received 12 Oscar nominations, has been produced by
A) Paramount Pictures
B) Reliance-DreamWorks
C) Warner Brothers'
D) 20th Century Fox

3980 Who is author of the book titled "The Bankster"?
A) D Subbarao
B) Ravi Subramanian
C) Vijay Kelkar
D) Robin S Sharma

3981 Which spacecrafts carried the astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Buzz Aldrin to the moon
in 1969?
A) Apollo 8
B) Apollo 9
C) Apollo 11
D) Eagle

3982 Which of the following services come(s) under the ambit of services tax?

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A) Courier Service
B) Cable Operator
C) Security Agency
D) All of them

3983 Who heads the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC), which aims to
simplify and rewrite the legislation affecting financial markets in India?
A) Justice BN Srikrishna
B) Justice KG Balakrishnan
C) Justice Yogesh Kumar Sabharwal
D) None of These

3984 What is the career best ranking of Olympic bronze-medalist Saina Nehwal as per Badminton
World Federation (BWF) rankings?
A) First
B) Second
C) Third
D) Seventh

3985 Who is the author of the book titled "Our Moon Has Blood Clots"?
A) Chetan Bhagat
B) Rahul Pandita
C) Jhumpa Lahiri
D) Amitabha Ghosh

3986 Tahirul Qadri, who led a massive protest against the Pakistan government, has taken asylum
in which country?
A) UK
B) Canada
C) USA
D) Saudi Arabia

3987 "Rah-e-Milan" is the name of the bus service between which of the following countries?
A) India and Pakistan
B) India and Myanmar
C) India and Nepal
D) India and Bangladesh

3988 The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has opened the country’s first ‘Technology
Innovation Research Centre’ in which City in 2013?
A) Ahmedabad
B) Gurgaon
C) Chennai
D) Bangalore

3989 Which commodity is the biggest contributor to India's import bill after crude oil?
A) Silver
B) Mechinery
C) Gold
D) Vehicles

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3990 Which state launced "Atal Jyoti Abhiyan" scheme under which the government would
provide 24 hours power supply for domestic use in rural areas and agriculture connection
holders will get minimum eight hours power supply?
A) Gujarat
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Tamil Nadu
D) Madhya Pradesh

3991 Kannada author UR Ananthamurthy has been shortlisted for the international Man Booker
Prize for fiction in 2013. He is author of which book in the list?
A) Jokumaraswami
B) The Magic
C) Samskara
D) None of These

3992 Which of the following airports in India is set to become the first airport of the country to use
solar power for running its utility grid system?
A) Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
A) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
C) Cochin International Airport
D) Indira Gandhi International Airport

3993 Who among the following has won the Australian Open men’s singles title tos become the
first man in to win three consecutive Australian Open titles.
A) Andy Murray
B) Novak Djokovic
C) Rafael Nadal
D) R Federer

3994 What is the name the India's first underwater ballistic missile which completed its
developmental trials with the successful test conducted in 2013?
A) Akash
B) K-15
C) Brahmos
D) Agni

3995 Hopman Cup is associated with which Sport?
A) Cricket
B) Chess
C) Tennis
D) Badminton

3996 The government has set up an expert committee to review institutional framework of Prasar
Bharti which is headed by?
A) Sam Pitroda
B) Nandan Nilekai
C) Shashi Tharoor
D) None of These


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3997 The Know Your Customer (KYC) norms are applicable to which of the following categories of
customers of the banks?
A) A person or entity that maintains an account with the bank
B) A person who has business relationship with the bank
C) A person who holds a demat account with a particular bank
D) All of these

3998 Federation Cup is associated with which sport?
A) Basketball
B) Kabaddi
C) Hockey
D) Cricket

3999 Noted social activist Anna Hazare has renamed his former organisation India Against
Corruption as ________.
A) Jantantra Morcha
B) Loktantra Morcha
C) Jana mukti Morcha
D) None of These

4000 India has dropped nine places in the list of 179 countries in the 2013 World Press Freedom
Index published by Reporters Without Borders. What is India’s current ranking?
A) 121
B) 82
C) 127
D) 140

4001 Who is the author of the books "The Immortals of Meluha" and "The Secret of the Nagas"?
A) Amish Tripathi
B) Rahul Pandita
C) Jhumpa Lahiri
D) Ravinder Singh

4002 Which of the following statements is/are not correct about National Population Register
(NPR)?
A) It is a project of home ministry.
B) It is a substitute for Aadhar (UID).
C) It collects identity through three biometricsphotographs,fingerprints and iris impression.
D) All the residents above five years of age have to be enrolled mandatorily.

4003 Who is the author of the book titled "Economic Policies and India’s Reform Agenda: New
Thinking"?
A) Duvvuri Subbarao
B) C Rangarajan
C) YV Reddy
D) Bimal Jalan

4004 A Taiwanese billionaire, Samuel Yin has announced to establish a new prize with an initial
endowment of USD 103 million which is also considered as Asia’s Nobel Prize. What is the
name of the prize?

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A) Ron Brown Award
B) Tang Prize
C) Ted Award
D) None of These

4005 The capital market regulator Sebi has appointed a committee under ex-Cabinet secretary K M
Chandrashekhar to frame guidelines for
A) Foreign Institutional Investors
B) Foreign Venture Capital Investors (FVCIs)
C) Qualified Financial/Institutional Investors (QFIs)
D) All types of foreign investors

4006 The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has constituted a panel headed by ________ to
examine issues of certification under the Cinematograph Act 1952.
A) Javed Akhtar
B) Mukul Mudgal
C) Gulzar
D) Sam Pitroda

4007 Which trophy was instituted in 1959-60, to commemorate the silver jubilee of the Ranji
Trophy with the idea to have the Ranji Trophy winners play the Rest of India?
A) Duleep Trophy
B) Deodhar Trophy
C) Irani Cup
D) None of These

4008 The Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS), a distributed computing project
designed to hunt for a particular kind of prime number, has identified the world’s largest
prime number yet which has over ____ digits.
A) 16 million
B) 21 million
C) 17 million
D) 19 million

4009 Which of the following committees/commissions was set up to suggest measures for effective
implementation of Public Distribution System (PDS)?
A) Kelkar Committee
B) Verma Commissiom
C) DP Wadhwa Committee
D) Kirit Parikh Committee

4010 Samba is a popular form of dance famous as the dance of celebrations. It originated from
which country?
A) Argentina
B) Brazil
C) Columbia
D) Mexico

4011 Who is the author of the graphic novel ‘Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean’? The book is based
on the first section of the Mahabharata.

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A) Amish Tripathi
B) Ashwin Sanghi
C) Amruta Patil
D) None of These

4012 International Olympic Committee (IOC) has dropped which of the following games from the
2020 Games? The IOC acted after reviewing the 26 sports on the current Olympic format.
A) Wrestling
B) Badminton
C) Squash
D) Karate

4013 : 367 Which of the following leading two-wheeler manufacturer recently decided to move out
of all cricket sponsorships? But the automobile giant will stay associated with other sports like
hockey and golf.
A) Hero Moto Corp
B) TVS Motor Company
C) Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India Ltd
D) Bajaj Auto

4014 Which state launched the Sparsh Abhiyan program for rehabilitation and empowerment of
the disabled, aged and the destitute?
A) Haryana
B) Madhya Pradesh
C) Karnataka
D) Bihar

4015 As the largest ever takeover in the food industry Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and
3G Capital announced to take over which of the following US food giant for a deal worth USD
28 billion?
A) McDonalds
B) Burger King
C) Subway
D) Heinz

4016 India’s first geothermal power plant is going to be established in the newly formed Balrampur
district of which state?
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Chhattisgarh
C) Bihar
D) Maharashtra

4017 Which is the first Indian FMCG brand to cross the Rs 5,000-crore mark in retail sales in a year.
A) Parachute Oil
B) Parle-G
C) LUX
D) Britania Marie

4018 Which IT services major got listed on NYSE Euronext London and Paris markets in February
2013, becoming the first Indian company to be admitted to trade on the leading global bourse?

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A) TCS
B) Infosys
C) Wipro
D) HCL Technologies

4019 India’s first wildlife skywalk will come up in Maenam wildlife sanctuary in the north-eastern
state of ____________.
A) Sikkim
B) Meghalaya
C) Mizoram
D) Manipur

4020 Who in the below list became the first Indian to sign up for Gates- Buffet Charity?
A) Azim Premji
B) Ratan Tata
C) N R Narayana Murthy
D) Sunil Mittal

4021 The low-cost airline “Air Asia” has tied up with Tata Sons to start a low-cost airline in India.
Air Asia is the airlines of which country?
A) Singapore
B) Malaysia
C) China
D) Thailand

4022 Who among the following cricketers became the 10th Indian to play his 100th Test?
A) MS Dhoni
B) Harbhajan Singh
C) R Ashwin
D) VirendraSehwag

4023 Which Hindi litterateur has been selected for the prestigious Vyas Samman for 2012 for his
historical novel ‘Na Bhooto Na Bhavishyati’
A) M. S. Swaminathan
B) Pratibha Ray
C) Manoj Das
D) Narendra Kohli

4024 Which global tech firm has rolled out in India DigiGirlz, a programme aimed at driving high
school girls towards science and engineering by giving them an opportunity to learn about
careers in technology and connecting with the company's employees?
A) Microsoft
B) Google
C) Oracle
D) SAP

4025 Which of the following commission has been set up to investigate illegal mining in different
states?
A) Justice Verma Commission
B) Justices Madan B Lokur Commission

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C) Justice OP Bhatt Commission
D) Justice MB Shah Commission

4026 Which state became the first State in the country to ban manual scavenging?
A) Maharastra
B) Delhi
C) Gujarat
D) Karnataka

4027 As per Union budget 2013-14 the Indian Institute of Biotechnology will be set up at ______.
A) Ranchi
B) Lucknow
C) Hyderabad
D) Bangalore

4028 As per budget 2013-14, which of the following funds has been set up with Rs. 1,000 crore to
empower women and to keep them safe and secure?
A) Malala Fund
B) Nirbhaya Fund
C) Mahila Fund
D) None of These

4029 As per budget 2013-14, Finance Minister has proposed the National Institute of Sports
Coaching will be set up at ______________.
A) Gwalior
B) Patiala
C) Hyderaba
D) Lucknow

4030 Which is the Italian musician and composer who passed away at 95? He wrote the scores for
about 300 films and is also known as the “voice of Rome”.
A) Miles Davis
B) Armando Trovajoli
C) Gianni Alemanno
D) Louis Armstrong

4031 Which state/ UT government is planning to promote its state/UT as a medical tourism hub?
A) Kerala
B) Puducherry
C) Gujarat
D) Tamil Nadu

4032 Capital Market regulator SEBI has set up committee to curb the menace of insider trading
headed by?
A) Justice T Meena Kumari
B) Justice N.K. Sodhi
C) Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre
D) Justice Arun Mishra

4033 Which of the following Indian states presented a zero-deficit budget for its state?

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A) Gujarat
B) Jammu & Kashmir
C) Bihar
D) Tripura

4034 India’s first all-women post office, which will be completely operated by women employees
was opened in March 2013 at _________.
A) Delhi
B) Chennai
C) Kochi
D) Raipur

4035 The memoir, “The Test of My Life”, is based on the life of
A) Lance Armstrong
B) Yuvraj Singh
C) MS Dhoni
D) Sunil Gavaskar

4036 The government has set up a committee of experts to prepare the blueprint of India’s first
women’s bank. The committee is headed by
A) Pratip Chaudhuri
B) M B N Rao
C) O P Bhatt
D) B A Prabhakar

4037 What is the full form ‘CBS’ in banking?
A) Core Banking Solution
B) Core Banking System
C) Core Banking Service
D) None of these

4038 Which of the following is India’s first subsonic cruise missile?
A) Brahmos
B) Agni
C) Nirbhay
D) Akash

4039 What is the full form IDR as used in banking/financial sector?
A) Indian Depository Receipt
B) Indian Deferred Receipt
C) Individual Deposit Receipt
D) None of these

4040 Manorama Devi is associated with which of the following sports?
A) Cricket
B) Cycling
C) Badminton
D) Shooting

4041 Sundar Pichai has been appointed head Google’s Android, the most used mobile operating

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system in the world. He was an alumnus of _________.
A) IIT Kharagpur
B) IIT Delhi
C) IIT Kanpur
D) IIT Bombay

4042 The world’s largest concentrated solar power plant was formally opened in March 2013 in
________.
A) Abu Dhabi
B) Dubai
C) Riyadh
D) Doha

4043 Which political party of Pakistan has made history by completing its full five-year term on
16th March 2013?
A) Pakistan People’s Party
B) Pakistan Muslim League
C) Pakistan Social Democratic Party
D) Pakistan Socialist Party

4044 Paan Singh Tomar' was named the best picture at the 60th National Film Awards. The movie
was directed by
A) Sujoy Ghosh
B) Tigmanshu Dhulia
C) Anurag Kashyap
D) None of These

4045 According to one international leader, BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa)
would one day become E-BRICS. E represents the country
A) Ethiopia
B) Egypt
C) Estonia
D) None of These

4046 Which of the following films was declared the best film on environment
conservation/preservation in 60th National Film Awards?
A) Dekh Indian Circus
B) Black Forest
C) Chittagong
D) TNone of these

4047 Prof. Nibir Mandal of Jadavpur University has been selected for the G. D. Birla Award for
Scientific Research for his work in the area of _________.
A) Genetic Engineering
B) Structural geology
C) Physiology
D) Biotechnology

4048 Who is the author of the book ‘In Good Faith’?
A) Salman Rushdie

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B) Saba Naqvi
C) Amitabha Ghosh
D) Arundhati Roy

4049 Indian Navy launched its new warship INS Kiltan in 2013. It is a _____ warfare
A) anti-submarine
B) anti-aircraft
C) aircraft carrier
D) Nonw of These

4050 Which state government launched Mukhyamantri Yuva Swarozgar Yojana, a scheme which
aims to provide loans through banks to youths to set up their own industries or business in
April 2013?
A) Madhya Pradesh
B) Haryana
C) Gujarat
D) Maharashtra

4051 Which company own license for 4G airwaves for all of India's 22 service areas?
A) Reliance Industries Ltd
B) Vodafone
C) Bharti Airtel
D) Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited

4052 Federal Reserve is the Central bank of which country?
A) USA
B) Germany
C) Canada
D) UK

4053 The state government demanded that the Gojjri language be included in the Eighth Schedule
of the Constitution as an official language. The Gojjri language is spoken in which state?
A) Bihar
B) Haryana
C) Jammu and Kashmir
D) Rajasthan

4054 Babu Jagjivan Ram, popularly known as Babuji, was a freedom fighter and social reformer.
His birth anniversary is celebrated as ____________.
A) Shanti Diwas
B) Samta Diwas
C) Babuji Diwas
D) None of these

4055 The United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 as the United Nations International Year
of _______________.
A) Forests
B) Water Cooperation
C) Peace
D) Air

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4056 Jnanpith Award is given for excellence in the field of ____________.
A) Literature
B) Arts
C) Science
D) Music and Movies

4057 Who from Indian Navy became the first Indian to circumnavigate the globe in a sail boat over
a 150-day non-stop voyage.
A) S. M. Nanda
B) Abhilash Tomy
C) Devendra Kumar Joshi
D) None of These

4058 India joined the Madrid Protocol in April 2013. The protocol pertains to the _________.
A) Free trade agreement
B) Promote Clean Energy
C) Registration of trade marks
D) Cutting carbon emissions

4059 Which of the following is CAPART associated with?
A) Energy Sector
B) Rural development
C) Education Sector
D) Scientific Research

4060 Summer Olympics 2016 will be held in which country?
A) UK
B) Brazil
C) USA
D) South Africa

4061 Banking sector falls under which of the following sectors?
A) Service Sector
B) Industrial Sector
C) Manufacturing Sector
D) None of these

4062 National Safe Motherhood Day is observed on _____________.
A) 3rd April
B) 8th April
C) 21st April
D) 11th April

4063 Goldman Prize was declared recently. The award is also known as
A) Oscars of the corporate excellence
B) Oscars of sports
C) Oscars of the environmental activists
D) Oscars of architecure


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4064 “Not for Turning” is the biography of
A) Anthony Blair
B) Margaret Thatcher
C) Franklin D. Roosevelt
D) Winston Churchill

4065 Indian cinema completed 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 ________.
A) Coronation Theatre
B) Maratha Mandir
C) Bombay Talkies
D) None of These

4066 Name the only women chief election commissioner of India, who passed away in April 2013.
A) Rajani Rai
B) Sarojini Naidu
C) Rama Devi
D) Fathima Beevi

4067 RBI has cut repo rate by 25 bps to _______ during its monetary policy review meet on 3rd
May 2013.
A) 7.5%
B) 7.25%
C) 6.5%
D) 6.25%

4068 Which Media website has recently exposed that some banks and insurance companies were
part of the money laundering activities, prompting RBI to take immediate actions against
some banks?
A) Times Group
B) Cobrapost
C) EditIndia
D) CyberMedia

4069 India's GDP Growth in previous financial year 2012-13 stood at __________.
A) 5.1%
B) 5%
C) 4.8%
D) 5.2%

4070 The BSE and S&P Dow Jones Indices have launched an Islamic equity index named as “S&P
BSE 500 Shariah index” in May 2013. This index comprises how many companies in the
Indian index?
A) 50
B) 30
C) 500
D) 100

4071 Who has sworn in as new President of Bangladesh in May 2013?
A) Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury

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B) Abdul Hamid
C) Zillur Rahman
D) Sekh Hasina

4072 "International Labour Day" is observed on __________.
A) 8-May
B) 3-May
C) 11-May
D) 1-May

4073 India's Additional Solicitor-General has submitted his resignation to the Union Law Minister
Ashwani Kumar following the Coalgate controversy in May 2013. Who was he?
A) Rajeeve Mehra (Delhi)
B) Harin P Raval
C) Rakesh Kumar Khanna
D) Paras Kuhad

4074 Which global FMCG giant has recently announced in May 2013 that it would increase its stake
in its Indian unit to increase its position in emerging markets?
A) 3M
B) P&G
C) Nestle
D) Unilever Plc

4075 The Asian Football Confederation has elected whom as its new President in May 2013?
A) Worawi Makudi
B) Yousuf Al Serkal
C) Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa
D) Qatari Mohamed Bin Hammam

4076 India foreign direct investment (FDI) stood at ____________ in Feb 2013. (data published in
May 2013).
A) USD 2.21 billion
B) USD 2.15 billion
C) USD 1.79 billion
D) None of These

4077 Who has been selected for 2013 ISRO Young Scientist Award for his/her urban information
system project in the North East, announced in May 2013?
A) Jenita Mary Nongkynrih
B) Kumari Arivial Peravai
C) Santanu Sinha
D) Advaita Goswamy

4078 As per recent Census, India’s total population stands at _________ as on March 1, 2011
(announced by Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde in May 2013).
A) 1.01 billion
B) 1.11 billion
C) 1.21 billion
D) 1.28 billion

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4079 Who was the Indian prisoner in Pakistan jail, died due to cardiac arrest after 6 days of brutal
assault by Pakistani Jail inmates in May 2013?
A) Sanjit Singh
B) Sarabjit Singh
C) Kashmir Singh
D) None of These

4080 "Anti-tobacco Day" is observed on __________.
A) 21-May
B) 11-May
C) 18-May
D) 31-May

4081 Which telecom operator has announced that it would pick up the remaining 30% stake in
Warid Group’s telecom operations in Bangladesh in May 2013?
A) Aircel
B) Bharti Airtel Holdings
C) Idea Cellular
D) Vodafone

4082 India's core sector, comprising of 8 key sectors, growth stood at ___________ in March 2013
(published in May 2013).
A) 3%
B) 2.9%
C) -2.5%
D) 2%

4083 Who has been elected as the first woman Speaker of Jatiya Sangsad (Parliament of
Bangladesh) in May 2013?
A) Jamiruddin Sircar
B) Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury
C) Abdul Hamid
D) None of These

4084 "Press Freedom Day" is observed on __________.
A) 8-May
B) 3-May
C) 11-May
D) 1-May

4085 Canadian handset maker BlackBerry (earler known as RIM – Research in Motion) has
appointed whom as the Managing Director of its India operations in May 2013?
A) Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan
B) Sunil Lalvani
C) Sunil Dutt
D) Yogesh Malik

4086 Which team won the third Hockey India Senior Women National Championship held in May
2013?

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A) Railways
B) Haryana
C) Jharkhand
D) Punjab

4087 Doha-based Qatar Foundation Endowment (QFE) has announced to invest USD 1.3 billion in
which Indian telecom company in May 2013?
A) Aircel
B) Bharti Airtel
C) Idea Cellular
D) Vodafone

4088 US unemployment rate stood at _______ in April.
A) 7.8%
B) 7.5%
C) 8.1%
D) 7.7%

4089 Who won her maiden Grand Prix Gold after defeating Singaporean fifth seed Juan Gu in the
womens singles final of the Malaysia Open badminton in Kuala Lumpur held in May 2013?
A) P V Sindhu
B) Saina Nehwal
C) Sayali Gokhale
D) None of These

4090 CBI has arrested whom (nephew of former Railway Minster Pawan Kumar Bansal) in Bribery
scandal along with Mahesh Kumar, GM of Western Railways in May 2013?
A) Vinay Singla
B) Amit Singla
C) Vijay Singla
D) None of These

4091 Who was sworn-in as Malaysia’s prime minister for the second time in May 2013?
A) Muhyiddin Yassin
B) Mahathir Mohamad
C) Najib Razak
D) Anwar Ibrahim

4092 Who won his fifth world snooker title held in May 2013 to become the first player in 17 years
to make a successful defence of the World Championship?
A) Ronnie O'Sullivan
B) Judd Trump
C) Barry Hawkins
D) Ricky Walden

4093 Who has been appointed as the next director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO)
in May 2013?
A) Pascal Lamy
B) Herminio Blanco
C) Roberto Azevedo

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D) None of These

4094 Norwegian telecom giant Telenor’s Indian arm Uninor has appointed whom as the firm's
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in May 2013?
A) Yogesh Malik
B) Sunil Lalvani
C) Sunil Dutt
D) Mittu Chandilya

4095 Which global tech company acquired cloud software firm Enstratius in May 2013?
A) Dell
B) Microsoft
C) IBM
D) Oracle

4096 Manchester United coach and manager Alex Ferguson has retired after how many years of
coaching in May 2013?
A) 29 years
B) 27 years
C) 31 years
D) 25 years

4097 RBI has cut reverse repo rate by 25 bps to _______ during its monetary policy review meet on
3rd May 2013.
A) 7.5%
B) 7.25%
C) 6.5%
D) 6.25%

4098 What is the rank of India’s famous shuttlers Saina Nehwal in the Badminton World
Federation (BWF) female’s singles rankings published in May 2013?
A) 3rd
B) 2nd
C) 4th
D) 5th

4099 "World Asthma Day" is observed on __________.
A) First Tuesday of May
B) First Monday of May
C) First Sunday of May
D) First Friday of May

4100 The Indian Government has set an export target of _________ for the current financial year
2013-14 due to global economic slowdown announced in May 2013.
A) USD 300 billion
B) USD 325 billion
C) USD 360 billion
D) None of These

4101 Which Indian football club won the I-League, most important Indian football league for the

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year 2013?
A) Churchill Brothers
B) Pune FC
C) East Bengal
D) Dempo FC

4102 Who has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of South Africa’s AngloGold
Ashanti, the third biggest gold producer in the world in May 2013?
A) Yogesh Malik
B) Sunil Lalvani
C) Mittu Chandilya
D) Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan

4103 Who was sworn in as new Chief Minister of Karnataka following Congress Party’s victory in
the assembly election held in May 2013?
A) H. D. Deve Gowda
B) Siddaramaiah
C) Mallikarjun Kharge
D) None of These

4104 Who won the Asian Squash individual championship for Pakistan after 14 years held in
Islamabad in May 2013?
A) Aamir Atlas Khan
B) Farhan Mehboob
C) Abdullah Al Mezayan
D) Jansher Khan

4105 Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar has passed away in May 2013. He was famous for which genre?
A) Sitar
B) Khyal
C) Dhrupad
D) Thumri

4106 The Union Cabinet of India has given its approval to declare the year 2013 as ___________
Year in May 2013.
A) Forest Conservation
B) Soil Conservation
C) River Conservation
D) Water Conservation

4107 Which company tops the Fortune 50 List of US Companies for 2013 published in May 2013?
A) Berkshire Hathaway
B) Chevron
C) Exxon Mobil
D) Wal-Mart Stores

4108 India's IIP growth for stood at __________ in March (published in May 2013).
A) 2.1%
B) 2.5%
C) 3.2%

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D) 3.8%

4109 Who has been given additional charge of Railway Ministry following resignation of Pawan
Kumar Bansal in May 2013?
A) Kapil Sibal
B) C P Joshi
C) P Chidambaram
D) Sharad Pawar

4110 Nawaz Sharif was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan following his victory in the
election held in May 2013. He is president of which party?
A) Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)
B) Pakistan Muslim Leauge-Nawaz (PML-N)
C) Pakistan People's Party (PPP)
D) None of These

4111 Who won the won the Spanish Grand Prix held in May 2013?
A) Kimi Raikkonen
B) Lewis Hamilton
C) Fernando Alonso
D) Sebastian Vettel

4112 Which Indian stock exchange has launched India’s first dedicated debt trading platform in
May 2013?
A) Bombay Stock Exchange
B) National Stock Exchange
C) MCX Stock Exchange
D) None of These

4113 India's trade deficit for month April 2013 stood at _____________.
A) USD 18.35 billion
B) USD 15.78 billion
C) USD 17.78 billion
D) USD 14.35 billion

4114 "World Red Cross Day" is observed on __________.
A) 8-May
B) 3-May
C) 11-May
D) 9-May

4115 India’s retail inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index, stood at __________ in April 2013.
A) 10.39%
B) 9.39%
C) 9.85%
D) 10.15%

4116 Which Spanish football club won the Spanish League in 2013?
A) Barcelona
B) Real Madrid

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C) Valencia
D) Espanyol

4117 Who has been given additional charge of Law Ministry following resignation of Ashwani
Kumar in May 2013?
A) Kapil Sibal
B) C P Joshi
C) P Chidambaram
D) Sharad Pawar

4118 British liquor giant Diageo has appointed whom as its next chief executive officer in May
2013?
A) Sunil Lalvani
B) Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan
C) Ivan Menezes
D) Mittu Chandilya

4119 The eurozone's economy was contracted by _____ during the first quarter of 2013 which is the
sixth consecutive contraction in quarterly GDP numbers.
A) 0.1%
B) 0.2%
C) 0.5%
D) 0.8%

4120 Which England cricketer has been named the England cricketer-of-the-year for 2012-13,
announced in May 2013?
A) Alastair Cook
B) Ian Bell
C) Eoin Morgan
D) Matt Prior

4121 Which Indian Union Minister is heading the Group of Ministers (GoM) formed in May 2013 to
find out ways to make the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as an autonomous body?
A) Kapil Sibal
B) C P Joshi
C) P Chidambaram
D) Sharad Pawar

4122 Professional networking site LinkedIn now has more than 20 million users in India as
published in May 2013. India is the ______ largest country now in terms of LinkedIn
members.
A) Third
B) Second
C) First
D) Fourth

4123 Who won the Madrid Masters men’s’ singles title held in May 2013?
A) David Ferrer
B) Andy Murray
C) Stanislas Wawrinka

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D) Rafael Nadal

4124 Who has been appointed as the new CEO of Indian operation of Air Asia in May 2013?
A) Mittu Chandilya
B) Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan
C) Ivan Menezes
D) Yogesh Malik

4125 Which famous social activist has decided not to continue in National Advisory Council (NAC)
after his/her term ends in May 2013?
A) Kudmul Ranga Rao
B) Renuka Ray
C) Aruna Roy
D) Vijaya lawate

4126 Which Global credit rating major has upgraded Greece’s credit rating by one notch to “B”
with stable outlook from earlier rating of “CCC” in May 2013?
A) S&P
B) Moody's
C) Fitch
D) None of These

4127 India’s overall inflation, measured by the wholesale price index, stood at _______ in April
2013.
A) 5.96%
B) 4.89%
C) 5.15%
D) 6.10%

4128 "World Thalassaemia Day" is observed on __________.
A) 8-May
B) 3-May
C) 11-May
D) 9-May

4129 Who won the won the the Monaco Grand Prix held in May 2013?
A) Kimi Raikkonen
B) Nico Rosberg
C) Mark Webber
D) Sebastian Vettel

4130 Which Company has become Asia's largest company by market value with market
capitalization of 21.89 trillion yen in May 2013?
A) Samsung
B) Toyota
C) Hitachi
D) Nomura

4131 Cricket players Ankeet Chavan, Ajit Chandila and S. Sreesanth have been arrested by Delhi
Police and IPL Spot Fixing case. They were part of which IPL team?

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A) Delhi Daredevils
B) Pune Warriors
C) Rajasthan Royals
D) Sunrisers Hyderabad

4132 Who won the Madrid Masters Women’s’ singles title held in May 2013?
A) Maria Sharapova
B) Li Na
C) Serena Williams
D) Carla Suarez-Navarro

4133 Who has been appointed as the new governor of Arunachal Pradesh in May 2013?
A) Nirbhay Sharma
B) N N Vohra
C) J J Singh
D) Devanand Konwar

4134 Who was given the Man of the Match award in the IPL 6 final match played on 26th May 2013
at Eden Gardens, Kolkata?
A) D R Smith
B) Kieron Pollard
C) Rohit Sharma
D) Lasith Malinga

4135 Finance ministry has increased the interest rate on provident fund to __________ for 2012-13.
A) 8.25%
B) 8.5%
C) 8%
D) 8.75%

4136 Inflation of 17-member Eurozone stood at _______ in April 2013.
A) 1.5%
B) 1.2%
C) 1.1%
D) 2.1%

4137 The Election Commission of India and which ministry have signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) in May 2013 on Electoral Literacy and Greater Participation for a
Stronger and Inclusive Democracy?
A) Ministry of Environment
B) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
C) Ministry of Rural Development
D) Ministry of Home affairs

4138 India’s Formula One team Sahara Force India had a remarkable result at the Monaco grand
Prix held in May 2013. Adrian Sutil finished at ______ in the race which is the best for Sahara
Force India team so far.
A) 4th
B) 8th
C) 9th

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D) 5th

4139 Which IPL team was the runners up of the sixth edition of IPL title held in April-May 2013?
A) Chennai Super Kings
B) Rajasthan Royals
C) Sunrisers Hyderabad
D) Mumbai Indians

4140 Who won the fifth Man Booker International Prize 2013 for fiction announced in May 2013?
A) Stuart Dybek
B) Joy Williams
C) Lydia Davis
D) Ben Marcus

4141 Who tops the list for the third consecutive year in the global list of most powerful women
compiled by Forbes magazine for 2013 <published in May 2013>?
A) Angela Merkel
B) Dilma Rousseff
C) Melinda Gates
D) Hillary Clinton

4142 "National Technology Day" is observed on __________.
A) 8-May
B) 3-May
C) 11-May
D) 9-May

4143 Cricket World Cup 2019 (12th Edition) will be held in which country?
A) Australia and New Zealand
B) South Africa and Zimbabwe
C) England and Wales
D) India and Pakistan

4144 Sonia Gandhi and Indra Nooyi were placed among the top 10 in the global list of most
powerful women compiled by Forbes magazine for 2013. What was Sonia Gandhi's rank in
the list?
A) 6th
B) 8th
C) 9th
D) 10th

4145 Which IT Services company is ranked as the second-largest Indian IT services provider after
TCS as per 2012 revenue?
A) HCL Technologies
B) Wipro
C) Cognizant
D) Infosys

4146 Who won National Geographic Bee contest for 2013, final held in May 2013?
A) Sathwik Karnik

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B) Rahul Nagvekar
C) Aadith Moorthy
D) Sanjeev "Ricky" Uppaluri

4147 Which Indian IT Services Company won a Rs 1,100 crore systems integration contract from
the Department of Posts (DoP) for its IT modernization project in May 2013?
A) TCS
B) Infosys
C) Wipro
D) HCL Technologies

4148 The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has expelled which senior leader and MP from the primary
membership of party for six years over breach of discipline in May 2013?
A) Ram Jethmalani
B) Venkaiah Naidu
C) Sushma Swaraj
D) Arun Jetly

4149 A CBI court has convicted former Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Bank and two
others in an 18-year-old cheating case in May 2013. What is his name?
A) S. S. Mundra
B) Ashwani Kumar
C) M Gopalakrishnan
D) Shubhalakshmi Panse

4150 Which team won the 3rd Hockey India Sub-Junior Women National Championship held in
May 2013?
A) Haryana
B) Madhya Pradesh
C) Jharkhand
D) Chandigarh

4151 USA Inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index, stood at _______ in April 2013.
A) 1.5%
B) 1.2%
C) 1.1%
D) 2.1%

4152 Which IPL team won the sixth edition of IPL title held in April-May 2013?
A) Chennai Super Kings
B) Rajasthan Royals
C) Sunrisers Hyderabad
D) Mumbai Indians

4153 "International Day of the Family" is observed on __________.
A) 31-May
B) 17-May
C) 24-May
D) 15-May


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4154 Who has been ranked as the world’s richest person with total worth of USD 72.7 billion as per
billionaire index published by Bloomberg in May 2013?
A) Warren Buffet
B) Carlos Slim
C) Bill Gates
D) Larry Ellison

4155 England's most popular footballer ____________ announced his retirement from International
Football in May 2013.
A) Steven Gerrard
B) Wayne Ronney
C) David Beckham
D) Frank Lampard

4156 The Union Government of India has revised the criteria for creamy layer of Other Backward
Classes (OBCs) from 4.5 lakh rupees to _______ rupees in May 2013 to avail benefits of
reservations in government jobs and admissions to central educational institutions.
A) 6 lakh
B) 5 Lakh
C) 5.5 Lakh
D) 7 Lakh

4157 Who from Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has been elected as one of the Board of
Directors (BoD) to the international sport body (ITTF) in May 2013?
A) Dushyant Chautala
B) Prabhat C Chaturvedi
C) Dhanraj Choudhary
D) D.V. Sundar

4158 US economic growth for first quarter (January-March) of current year 2013 has been revised
downwards to ___________ in May 2013.
A) 2%
B) 2.1%
C) 2.2%
D) 2.4%

4159 Who has became the first female Pakistani to scale the world’s tallest mountain, Mount
Everest in May 2013?
A) Samina Baig
B) Tashi Malik
C) Sherbano Saiyidi
D) Polish Malgorzata

4160 Indian National Defence University will be set up at which place in India?
A) Hyderabad
B) Gurgaon
C) Pune
D) Dehradun

4161 Who from India has been elected as Member of Executive Council of WMO during the 65th

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Executive Council of WMO meeting at Geneva held in May 2013?
A) Jagadish Shukla
B) Laxman Singh Rathore
C) P.R. Pisharoty
D) None of These

4162 Which Indian origin Entrepreneur has brought 65% stake in the Sacramento Kings, an
American basketball franchise for USD 347 million in May 2013?
A) Pradeep Sindhu
B) Amar Bose
C) Vinod Gupta
D) Vivek Ranadive

4163 Morgan Stanley has signed an agreement to sell its Indian wealth management unit to which
bank for a disclosed sum in May 2013?
A) HSBC Bank
B) RBS
C) Standard Chartered
D) Citibank

4164 Which Women team won the gold medal at the inaugural FIBA Asia 3!3 basketball event
held at Doha, Qatar in May 2013?
A) China
B) India
C) Mangolia
D) South Korea

4165 The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has lowered world
GDP growth projection to _______ for current year 2013 in May 2013.
A) 3.8%
B) 4%
C) 3.1%
D) 4.2%

4166 The United States Senate has voted 97-0 to confirm whom to a judgeship on the prestigious
US Court of Appeals in May 2013, the highest judicial appointment achieved by an Indian-
American?
A) Bobby Jindal
B) Srikanth Srinivasan
C) Neal Katyal
D) None of These

4167 Which Global Internet company acquired New York-based blogging service Company
Tumblr for USD 1.1 billion in May 2013?
A) Google
B) Yahoo
C) Facebook
D) LinkedIn

4168 Who won the Italian Open Men’s singles title held in May 2013?

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A) David Ferrer
B) Andy Murray
C) Roger Federer
D) Rafael Nadal

4169 US President will award the highest civilian honour of the USA, the Presidential Medal of
Freedom to which woman astronaut (announced in May 2013)?
A) Kathryn Sullivan
B) Sunita Williams
C) Sally Ride
D) Ellen Ochoa

4170 "World Telecommunication Day" is observed on __________.
A) 31-May
B) 17-May
C) 24-May
D) 15-May

4171 Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) has appointed whom as
the Chairman for 2013-15 in May 2013?
A) S. Radhakrishnan
B) Rao C.Kasarabada
C) Vinod Sharma
D) None of These

4172 Which team won the 3rd Hockey India Sub-Junior Men National Championship held in May
2013?
A) Haryana
B) Odisha
C) Jharkhand
D) Punjab

4173 Which US singer-songwriter became the first woman to receive the Library of Congress
Gershwin Prize in May 2013?
A) Aretha Franklin
B) Carly Simon
C) Carole King
D) Joni Mitchell

4174 China's new premier __________ visited India on his first foreign trip to India from 19th to
22nd May 2013 to strengthen ties between to major Asian economies.
A) Xi Jinping
B) Wen Jiabao
C) Li Keqiang
D) Hu Jintao

4175 Which IPL team won the sixth edition of IPL title held in April-May 2013?
A) Chennai Super Kings
B) Rajasthan Royals
C) Sunrisers Hyderabad

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D) Mumbai Indians

4176 Acclaimed Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh passed away in Kolkata in May 2013. He
received "National Film Awards - Special Jury Award" for which of his flim in 2012?
A) Sunglass
B) Chitrangada
C) Noukadubi
D) Abohoman

4177 Who has been appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India in May
2013?
A) V. N. Kaul
B) Vinod Rai
C) Shashi Kant Sharma
D) None of These

4178 Which former Indian athlete has created history by becoming the first Indian amputee to
conquer Mount Everest in May 2013?
A) Paul Martin
B) Devender Pal Singh
C) Arunima Sinha
D) None of These

4179 Who was elevated as the Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court in May 2013?
A) Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre
B) Justice T Meena Kumari
C) Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta
D) None of These

4180 Phaneesh Murthy has been sacked as CEO from which IT company by its board following an
investigation into a claim of sexual harassment and his relationship with a subordinate
employee in May 2013?
A) KPIT Cummins
B) iGate
C) Mindtree
D) Sasken Communications

4181 Four Indian business leaders have been figured in 2013 Forbes list of Asia-Pacific’s most
remarkable philanthropist for their contribution in philanthropic activities (published in May
2013). Who in the list are not among them?
A) Ronnie Screwvala
B) Vineet Nayar
C) Kiran Mazumdar Shaw,
D) Adi Godrej

4182 Global FMCG giant Procter & Gamble has appointed whom as its new CEO in May 2013?
A) Bob McDonald
B) Etienne Benet
C) AG Lafley
D) None of These

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4183 "Commonwealth Day" is observed on __________.
A) 31-May
B) 17-May
C) 24-May
D) 15-May

4184 Unemployment rate in the euro zone stood at __________ in April 2013.
A) 12.6%
B) 12.1%
C) 12.5%
D) 12.2%

4185 The Union Cabinet approved to grant which Indian language as a ‘Classical Language’ status
in May 2013?
A) Malayalam
B) Marathi
C) Bengali
D) Urdu

4186 Leading e-commerce marketplace eBay India has appointed whom as its new Managing
Director in May 2013?
A) Latif Nathani
B) Yogesh Malik
C) Muralikrishnan B
D) Sunil Lalvani

4187 India has successfully test fired the 290-km range ________ supersonic cruise missile from the
Navy's latest guided missile frigate INS Tarkash off the coast of Goa in May 2013.
A) Akash
B) Agni-IV
C) BrahMos
D) Trishul

4188 Which European Football club won the Champions League for 2013?
A) Chelsea
B) Manchester United
C) Bayern Munich
D) Barcelona

4189 Indian government has recernlt relaxed eligibility parameters for the Janani Suraksha Yojana
(JSY), which provides financial assistance to mothers for institutional deliveries, in May 2013.
It was launched in 2005 by which ministry?
A) Ministry of Environment
B) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
C) Ministry of Rural Development
D) Ministry of Home affairs

4190 Which famous Indian Singer was conferred with the Lata Mangeshkar Samman Alankaran in
May 2013?

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A) Alka Yagnik
B) Kavita Krishnamurty
C) S P Balasubramanium
D) Hariharan

4191 Who won the the Rome Open Women’s singles title held in May 2013?
A) Maria Sharapova
B) Victoria Azarenka
C) Serena Williams
D) Carla Suarez-Navarro

4192 "Anti-tobacco Day" is observed on __________.
A) 31-May
B) 17-May
C) 21-May
D) 25-May

4193 Who has been appointed as its new Defence Secretary in May 2013?
A) Shashikant Sharma
B) Radha Krishna Mathur
C) M F Farooqui
D) Syamal Kumar Sarkar

4194 Which Indian famous Sand artist won the grand prize at the Copenhagen International Sand
Sculpture Festival in Denmark for his sculpture on environment held in May 2013?
A) Sudarsan Pattnaik
B) Sankar Pattnaik
C) Santosh Pattnaik
D) None of These

4195 T.M. Soundararajan, also known as TMS, passed away in Chennai in May 2013. He was a
welknown ______________.
A) Author
B) Artist
C) Playback singer
D) Director

4196 Indian boxers have created history by winning how many medals including four gold, in the
Invitation FXTM International Boxing Cup held in Limassol, Cyprus in May 2013?
A) 10 Medals
B) 11 Medals
C) 8 Medals
D) 9 Medals

4197 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) declared
India's which area as a world biosphere reserve under its Man and the Biosphere Programme
in May 2013?
A) Nilgiri Hills
B) Nicobar Islands
C) Lakshadeep Islands

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D) None of These

4198 FMCG major Nestle India has appointed whom as its new Chairman and Managing Director
in May 2013?
A) Etienne Benet
B) Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan
C) Ivan Menezes
D) Yogesh Malik

4199 Who was conferred with the US-based National Space Society’s (NSS) Wernher von Braun
Memorial Award in San Diego in May 2013?
A) U.R. Rao
B) P.S. Veeraraghavan
C) S. Ramakrishnan
D) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

4200 Anti Terrorism day observed in India on __________.
A) 21st May
B) 23rd May
C) 25th May
D) 30th May

4201 Who has been appointed as the Chairperson of National Commission for Protection of Child
Rights (NCPCR) by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in May 2013?
A) Krishna Tirath
B) Shantha Sinha
C) Kushal Singh
D) None of These

4202 India's GDP Growth in the fourth quarter of previous financial year 2012-13 stood at
__________.
A) 4.7%
B) 5%
C) 4.8%
D) 5.2%

4203 The Vice President of India Mr. Hamid Ansari released a book entitled Fida-e-Lucknow -Tales
of the city and its people in May 2013. Who is the author of the book?
A) Parveen Talha
B) M. S. Swaminathan
C) Arundhuti Roy
D) Bhavna Singh

4204 Roberto Azevedo was chosen as the next director-general of the World Trade Organization
(WTO) to become the first Latin American to lead the group since its creation in 1995 in May
2013. He belongs to which country?
A) Argentina
B) Columbia
C) Brazil
D) Peru

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4205 Which Indian biologist was honored with the Whitley award, also known as Green Oscar, in
London in May 2013?
A) Ramana Athreya
B) Ka Hsaw Wa
C) Aparajita Datta
D) Claudio Sillero-Zubiri

4206 The Pakistani prosecutor who was handling the Mumbai terror attack and Bhutto
assassination case was gunned down in Islamabad in May 2013. What was his name?
A) Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali
B) Nazir Afzal
C) Ahsan Ellahi
D) Javed Khan

4207 Recently the European Central Bank (ECB) has cut its benchmark interest rate to a new record
low of ________ in May 2013 to boost growth across euro zone.
A) 0.25%
B) 0.5%
C) 0.75%
D) 1%

4208 Profulla Borua passed away in Guwahati in May 2013. He was a famous _________.
A) Author
B) Journalist
C) Artist
D) Painter

4209 "International Museum Day" is observed on __________.
A) 28-May
B) 18-May
C) 24-May
D) 22-May

4210 Who has been presented with the Asom Ratna Award for the Year 2012 in May 2013?
A) Bhabendra Nath Saikia
B) Bhupen Hazarika
C) Indira Goswami
D) Anuradha Sharma Pujari

4211 Ray Manzarek passed away in May 2013, He was a founding member and keyboardist of
which rock group?
A) Pink Floyd
B) The Doors
C) The Rolling Stones
D) The Who

4212 Who became the first twins to scale Mount Everest in May 2013?
A) Nunshi and Tashi Sharma
B) Nunshi and Tashi Malik

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C) Nunshi and Tashi Sen
D) None of These

4213 Who was presented the NTR National Literary Award in May 2013?
A) Pratibha Ray
B) Jagannath Prasad Das
C) Manoj Das
D) Ramakanta Rath

4214 India's Agricultural Sector Growth in the fourth quarter of previous financial year 2012-13
stood at __________.
A) 1.4%
B) 2%
C) 1.8%
D) 2.1%

4215 Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla recently visited India in May 2013. He is Foreign Minister of
__________.
A) Brazil
B) Argentina
C) Cuba
D) Columbia

4216 Indian Govt. has lowered the interest rate on loans to Woman Self-Help Groups (SHGs) to
___% in May 2013 to eradicate poverty through women empowerment.
A) 7%
B) 6.5%
C) 6%
D) 8%

4217 RBI announced to launch Inflation Indexed Bonds (IIBs) to wean away investors from
gold to paper-based savings instruments to curb CAD. What will be the maturity period of
these bonds now?
A) 15 Years
B) 5 Years
C) 10 Years
D) 15 Years

4218 Surendra Tiwari passed away in Guwahati in May 2013. He was a famous _________.
A) Story writer and playwright
B) Journalist
C) Artist
D) Painter

4219 Ahhichatragarh fort was shortlisted for the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture in
May 2013. It is situated in which city?
A) Aurangabad
B) Pune
C) Nagaur
D) Sholapur

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4220 The "International Day for Biological Diversity" is observed on __________.
A) 21- May
B) 23- May
C) 22- May
D) 28- May

4221 Which European country launched a new “super priority” same-day
visa service for Indian business travellers and cash-rich frequent flyers in May 2013?
A) Switzerland
B) Germany
C) UK
D) France

4222 Yuichiro Miura, the 80-year old mountaineer became the oldest man to climb Mount Everest’s
in May 2013. He is from which country?
A) Thailand
B) China
C) South Korea
D) Japan

4223 Sachin Tendulkar announced retirement from Twenty20 cricket format in May 2013. He
played for which team since inception of IPL?
A) Chennai Super Kings
B) Rajasthan Royals
C) Sunrisers Hyderabad
D) Mumbai Indians

4224 Which state government has introduced "Shiksha Setu cards" in May 2013 to keep the teachers
and guardians updated about performance of their students?
A) Himachal Pradesh
B) Punjab
C) Haryana
D) Karnataka

4225 "World Hunger Day" is observed on __________.
A) 28-May
B) 18-May
C) 24-May
D) 22-May

4226 Which Indian athlete won three gold medals on second day of 15th Asian Youth Weightlifting
Championships in Doha in May 2013?
A) Ragala Venkat Rahul
B) Jamjang Deru
C) Akshay B. Gaikwad
D) None of These

4227 Which Company has been ranked at 1st place in the Forbes list of America’s 25 fastest
growing tech companies published in June 2013?

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A) 3D Systems
B) Google
C) Facebook
D) LinkedIn

4228 Who has been appointed as the new Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister and Director-
General of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in June 2013?
A) V. K. Saraswat
B) S. Ravind
C) Avinash Chander
D) Varadarajan

4229 Who has become the youngest Indian to scale Mount Everest at the age of 15 in June 2013?
A) Raghav Joneja
B) Nancy Malik
C) Nameirakpam Chingkheinganba
D) None of These

4230 Who has been elected as Pakistan's Prime Minister in the National Assembly in June 2013?
A) Asif Ali Zardari
B) Nawaz Sharif
C) Shahbaz Sharif
D) Imran Khan

4231 Which country became the 18th member country of the euro zone in June 2013?
A) Latvia
B) Croatia
C) Ukrene
D) Turkey

4232 Who has been appointed as "interim president" of BCCI in June 2013 following the IPL spot-
fixing scandal?
A) N Srinivasan
B) Jagmohan Dalmiya
C) Rajeev Shukla
D) None of These

4233 Who has become the first woman to be elected to the FIFA Executive Committee (ExCo) for a
full term of four years in June 2013?
A) Julio Grondona
B) Marco del Nero
C) Lydia Nsekera
D) Hany Abo Rida

4234 Which Indian company acquired Livewire Mobile, a US-based company for USD 17.8 million
in June 2013?
A) Onmobile
B) Bharti Airtel
C) Tech Mahindra
D) Reliance Infocomm

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4235 Which global online retailer has entered into Indian e-commerce market with the launch of its
marketplace in June 2013?
A) Amazon
B) eBay
C) BestBuy.com
D) None of These

4236 Who is the new Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment after cabinet reshuffle
announced in June 2013?
A) J D Seelam
B) Manikrao Gavit
C) Santosh Chowdhury
D) E M S Natchiappan

4237 Who has been appointed as the new chairman of Life Insurance Corp of India in June 2013?
A) D K Mehrotra
B) S. Ravind
C) S K Roy
D) Thomas Mathew

4238 Which global tech company acquired cloud computing company SoftLayer Technologies in
June 2013?
A) IBM
B) Accenture
C) Oracle
D) Microsoft

4239 India’s FDI inflows stood at _______ in the previous financial year 2012-13, as per data
published in June 2013.
A) USD 32.42 billion
B) USD 35.12 billion
C) USD 22.42 billion
D) None of These

4240 Which Indian Mutual Fund acquired all the existing India- domiciled schemes of Daiwa
Mutual Fund in June 2013?
A) UTI Mutual Fund
B) Reliance Mutual Fund
C) SBI Mutual Fund
D) Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund




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3961 “The amount on a life insurance policy that is payable to the beneficiary
when the policy holder passes away” is technically known as
Ans) Death Benefit
3962 Police of which state has decided to prepare a database of people
involved in land grabbing, habitual exploitation of women and
communal elements etc.?
Ans) Uttar Pradesh
3963 Name the archer who won seven medals in the women’s recurve section
at the 33rd Senior National Archery Championships that concluded in
Chennai in 2013?
Ans) Deepika
Kumari
3964 In which of the below countries terrorist group al-Qaida has captured a
part of the country and has built an elaborate network of tunnels,
trenches, shafts and ramparts in 2013?
Ans) Mali
3965 What is India’s current ranking in the World Intellectual Property
Indicators 2012 released by the World Intellectual Property Organisation
(WIPO) in 2013?
Ans) Seventh
3966 India's eight core sector industries have a combined weight of _____in
the overall Index of Industrial Production (IIP).
Ans) 37.9%
3967 Somdev Devvarman is associated with which of the following Sports? Ans) Tennis
3968 “The written document issued by an insurance company to a policy
owner which represents the insurance contract between the insurance
company and the policy owner” is termed as?
Ans) Policy
3969 “The amount of money to be paid by a policy owner to the insurance
company for the benefits provided under an insurance policy” is termed
as?
Ans) Premium
3970 Capital Account Deficit (CAD) will increase with the increase in which of
the following?
Ans) Both 1 and 2
3971 ASBA is a mechanism for subscribing to applications in Initial Public
Offerings (IPOs). ASBA stands for
Ans) Application
Supported by
Blocked Amount
3972 Which state government launched ‘Kanyadan’ scheme under which an
incentive of Rs 11,000 will be given to brides during mass marriage
ceremony organised by Red Cross Societies or any registered NGO?
Ans) Haryana
3973 Which state in India has announced to observe year 2013 as Information
Technology Empowerment Year?
Ans) Madhya
Pradesh
3974 After raising its stake to 55.57%, the government has restructured the
board of which of the below financial institutions?
Ans) IFCI Ltd
3975 “The termination of an insurance policy due to non-payment of
premium” is technically called as?
Ans) Lapse
3976 The Asia’s largest Sports Institute, Netaji Subhas National Institute of
Sports (NIS), is situated in?
Ans) Patiala
3977 In regards to insurance, “A policy provision that allows a policy to be
restored from a lapsed status and resume active coverage” is termed as?
Ans) Reinstatement
3978 BAFTA awards are associated with which of the following fields? Ans) Film and
Television
3979 Steven Spielberg’s film ‘Lincoln’, which received 12 Oscar nominations,
has been produced by
Ans) Reliance-
DreamWorks
3980 Who is author of the book titled "The Bankster"? Ans) Ravi
Subramanian
3981 Which spacecrafts carried the astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin
Buzz Aldrin to the moon in 1969?
Ans) Apollo 11
3982 Which of the following services come(s) under the ambit of services tax? Ans) All of them
3983 Who heads the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission Ans) Justice BN

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(FSLRC), which aims to simplify and rewrite the legislation affecting
financial markets in India?
Srikrishna
3984 What is the career best ranking of Olympic bronze-medalist Saina
Nehwal as per Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings?
Ans) Second
3985 Who is the author of the book titled "Our Moon Has Blood Clots"? Ans) Rahul Pandita
3986 Tahirul Qadri, who led a massive protest against the Pakistan
government, has taken asylum in which country?
Ans) Canada
3987 "Rah-e-Milan" is the name of the bus service between which of the
following countries?
Ans) India and
Pakistan
3988 The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has opened the
country’s first ‘Technology Innovation Research Centre’ in which City in
2013?
Ans) Gurgaon
3989 Which commodity is the biggest contributor to India's import bill after
crude oil?
Ans) Gold
3990 Which state launced "Atal Jyoti Abhiyan" scheme under which the
government would provide 24 hours power supply for domestic use in
rural areas and agriculture connection holders will get minimum eight
hours power supply?
Ans) Madhya
Pradesh
3991 Kannada author UR Ananthamurthy has been shortlisted for the
international Man Booker Prize for fiction in 2013. He is author of which
book in the list?
Ans) Samskara
3992 Which of the following airports in India is set to become the first airport
of the country to use solar power for running its utility grid system?
Ans) Cochin
International
Airport
3993 Who among the following has won the Australian Open men’s singles
title tos become the first man in to win three consecutive Australian
Open titles.
Ans) Novak
Djokovic
3994 What is the name the India's first underwater ballistic missile which
completed its developmental trials with the successful test conducted in
2013?
Ans) K-15
3995 Hopman Cup is associated with which Sport? Ans) Tennis
3996 The government has set up an expert committee to review institutional
framework of Prasar Bharti which is headed by?
Ans) Sam Pitroda
3997 The Know Your Customer (KYC) norms are applicable to which of the
following categories of customers of the banks?
Ans) All of these
3998 Federation Cup is associated with which sport? Ans) Basketball
3999 Noted social activist Anna Hazare has renamed his former organisation
India Against Corruption as ________.
Ans) Jantantra
Morcha
4000 India has dropped nine places in the list of 179 countries in the 2013
World Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders.
What is India’s current ranking?
Ans) 140
4001 Who is the author of the books "The Immortals of Meluha" and "The
Secret of the Nagas"?
Ans) Amish Tripathi
4002 Which of the following statements is/are not correct about National
Population Register (NPR)?
Ans) It is a
substitute for
Aadhar (UID).
4003 Who is the author of the book titled "Economic Policies and India’s
Reform Agenda: New Thinking"?
Ans) YV Reddy
4004 A Taiwanese billionaire, Samuel Yin has announced to establish a new
prize with an initial endowment of USD 103 million which is also
Ans) Tang Prize

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considered as Asia’s Nobel Prize. What is the name of the prize?
4005 The capital market regulator Sebi has appointed a committee under ex-
Cabinet secretary K M Chandrashekhar to frame guidelines for
Ans) All types of
foreign investors
4006 The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has constituted a panel
headed by ________ to examine issues of certification under the
Cinematograph Act 1952.
Ans) Mukul Mudgal
4007 Which trophy was instituted in 1959-60, to commemorate the silver
jubilee of the Ranji Trophy with the idea to have the Ranji Trophy
winners play the Rest of India?
Ans) Irani Cup
4008 The Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS), a distributed
computing project designed to hunt for a particular kind of prime
number, has identified the world’s largest prime number yet which has
over ____ digits.
Ans) 17 million
4009 Which of the following committees/commissions was set up to suggest
measures for effective implementation of Public Distribution System
(PDS)?
Ans) DP Wadhwa
Committee
4010 Samba is a popular form of dance famous as the dance of celebrations. It
originated from which country?
Ans) Brazil
4011 Who is the author of the graphic novel ‘Adi Parva: Churning of the
Ocean’? The book is based on the first section of the Mahabharata.
Ans) Amruta Patil
4012 International Olympic Committee (IOC) has dropped which of the
following games from the 2020 Games? The IOC acted after reviewing
the 26 sports on the current Olympic format.
Ans) Wrestling
4013 : 367 Which of the following leading two-wheeler manufacturer recently
decided to move out of all cricket sponsorships? But the automobile
giant will stay associated with other sports like hockey and golf.
Ans) Hero Moto
Corp
4014 Which state launched the Sparsh Abhiyan program for rehabilitation and
empowerment of the disabled, aged and the destitute?
Ans) Madhya
Pradesh
4015 As the largest ever takeover in the food industry Warren Buffett’s
Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital announced to take over which of
the following US food giant for a deal worth USD 28 billion?
Ans) Heinz
4016 India’s first geothermal power plant is going to be established in the
newly formed Balrampur district of which state?
Ans) Chhattisgarh
4017 Which is the first Indian FMCG brand to cross the Rs 5,000-crore mark in
retail sales in a year.
Ans) Parle-G
4018 Which IT services major got listed on NYSE Euronext London and Paris
markets in February 2013, becoming the first Indian company to be
admitted to trade on the leading global bourse?
Ans) Infosys
4019 India’s first wildlife skywalk will come up in Maenam wildlife sanctuary
in the north-eastern state of ____________.
Ans) Sikkim
4020 Who in the below list became the first Indian to sign up for Gates- Buffet
Charity?
Ans) Azim Premji
4021 The low-cost airline “Air Asia” has tied up with Tata Sons to start a low-
cost airline in India. Air Asia is the airlines of which country?
Ans) Malaysia
4022 Who among the following cricketers became the 10th Indian to play his
100th Test?
Ans) Harbhajan
Singh
4023 Which Hindi litterateur has been selected for the prestigious Vyas
Samman for 2012 for his historical novel ‘Na Bhooto Na Bhavishyati’
Ans) Narendra
Kohli
4024 Which global tech firm has rolled out in India DigiGirlz, a programme
aimed at driving high school girls towards science and engineering by
giving them an opportunity to learn about careers in technology and
Ans) Microsoft

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connecting with the company's employees?
4025 Which of the following commission has been set up to investigate illegal
mining in different states?
Ans) Justice MB
Shah Commission
4026 Which state became the first State in the country to ban manual
scavenging?
Ans) Delhi
4027 As per Union budget 2013-14 the Indian Institute of Biotechnology will
be set up at ______.
Ans) Ranchi
4028 As per budget 2013-14, which of the following funds has been set up
with Rs. 1,000 crore to empower women and to keep them safe and
secure?
Nirbhaya Fund
4029 As per budget 2013-14, Finance Minister has proposed the National
Institute of Sports Coaching will be set up at ______________.
Ans) Patiala
4030 Which is the Italian musician and composer who passed away at 95? He
wrote the scores for about 300 films and is also known as the “voice of
Rome”.
Ans) Armando
Trovajoli
4031 Which state/ UT government is planning to promote its state/UT as a
medical tourism hub?
Ans) Puducherry
4032 Capital Market regulator SEBI has set up committee to curb the menace
of insider trading headed by?
Ans) Justice N.K.
Sodhi
4033 Which of the following Indian states presented a zero-deficit budget for
its state?
Ans) Jammu &
Kashmir
4034 India’s first all-women post office, which will be completely operated by
women employees was opened in March 2013 at _________.
Ans) Delhi
4035 The memoir, “The Test of My Life”, is based on the life of Ans) Yuvraj Singh
4036 The government has set up a committee of experts to prepare the
blueprint of India’s first women’s bank. The committee is headed by
Ans) M B N Rao
4037 What is the full form ‘CBS’ in banking? Ans) Core Banking
Solution
4038 Which of the following is India’s first subsonic cruise missile? Ans) Nirbhay
4039 What is the full form IDR as used in banking/financial sector? Ans) Indian
Depository Receipt
4040 Manorama Devi is associated with which of the following sports? Ans) Cycling
4041 Sundar Pichai has been appointed head Google’s Android, the most used
mobile operating system in the world. He was an alumnus of _________.
Ans) IIT Kharagpur
4042 The world’s largest concentrated solar power plant was formally opened
in March 2013 in ________.
Ans) Abu Dhabi
4043 Which political party of Pakistan has made history by completing its full
five-year term on 16th March 2013?
Ans) Pakistan
People’s Party
4044 Paan Singh Tomar' was named the best picture at the 60th National Film
Awards. The movie was directed by
Ans) Tigmanshu
Dhulia
4045 According to one international leader, BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India,
China and South Africa) would one day become E-BRICS. E represents
the country
Ans) Egypt
4046 Which of the following films was declared the best film on environment
conservation/preservation in 60th National Film Awards?
Ans) Black Forest
4047 Prof. Nibir Mandal of Jadavpur University has been selected for the G.
D. Birla Award for Scientific Research for his work in the area of
_________.
Ans) Structural
geology
4048 Who is the author of the book ‘In Good Faith’? Ans) Saba Naqvi

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4049 Indian Navy launched its new warship INS Kiltan in 2013. It is a _____
warfare
Ans) anti-submarine
4050 Which state government launched Mukhyamantri Yuva Swarozgar
Yojana, a scheme which aims to provide loans through banks to youths
to set up their own industries or business in April 2013?
Ans) Madhya
Pradesh
4051 Which company own license for 4G airwaves for all of India's 22 service
areas?
Ans) Reliance
Industries Ltd
4052 Federal Reserve is the Central bank of which country? Ans) USA
4053 The state government demanded that the Gojjri language be included in
the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution as an official language. The
Gojjri language is spoken in which state?
Ans) Jammu and
Kashmir
4054 Babu Jagjivan Ram, popularly known as Babuji, was a freedom fighter
and social reformer. His birth anniversary is celebrated as ____________.
Ans) Samta Diwas
4055 The United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 as the United
Nations International Year of _______________.
Ans) Water
Cooperation
4056 Jnanpith Award is given for excellence in the field of ____________. Ans) Literature
4057 Who from Indian Navy became the first Indian to circumnavigate the
globe in a sail boat over a 150-day non-stop voyage.
Ans) Abhilash Tomy
4058 India joined the Madrid Protocol in April 2013. The protocol pertains to
the _________.
Ans) Registration of
trade marks
4059 Which of the following is CAPART associated with? Ans) Rural
development
4060 Summer Olympics 2016 will be held in which country? Ans) Brazil
4061 Banking sector falls under which of the following sectors? Ans) Service Sector
4062 National Safe Motherhood Day is observed on _____________. Ans) 11th April
4063 Goldman Prize was declared recently. The award is also known as Ans) Oscars of the
environmental
activists
4064 “Not for Turning” is the biography of Ans) Margaret
Thatcher
4065 Indian cinema completed 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 ________.
Ans) Coronation
Theatre
4066 Name the only women chief election commissioner of India, who passed
away in April 2013.
Ans) Rama Devi
4067 RBI has cut repo rate by 25 bps to _______ during its monetary policy
review meet on 3rd May 2013.
Ans) 7.25%
4068 Which Media website has recently exposed that some banks and
insurance companies were part of the money laundering activities,
prompting RBI to take immediate actions against some banks?
Ans) Cobrapost
4069 India's GDP Growth in previous financial year 2012-13 stood at
__________.
Ans) 5%
4070 The BSE and S&P Dow Jones Indices have launched an Islamic equity
index named as “S&P BSE 500 Shariah index” in May 2013. This index
comprises how many companies in the Indian index?
Ans) 500
4071 Who has sworn in as new President of Bangladesh in May 2013? Ans) Abdul Hamid
4072 "International Labour Day" is observed on __________. Ans) 1-May
4073 India's Additional Solicitor-General has submitted his resignation to the
Union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar following the Coalgate controversy
in May 2013. Who was he?
Ans) Harin P Raval

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4074 Which global FMCG giant has recently announced in May 2013 that it
would increase its stake in its Indian unit to increase its position in
emerging markets?
Ans) Unilever Plc
4075 The Asian Football Confederation has elected whom as its new President
in May 2013?
Ans) Sheikh Salman
Bin Ebrahim Al
Khalifa
4076 India foreign direct investment (FDI) stood at ____________ in Feb 2013.
(data published in May 2013).
Ans) USD 1.79
billion
4077 Who has been selected for 2013 ISRO Young Scientist Award for his/her
urban information system project in the North East, announced in May
2013?
Ans) Jenita Mary
Nongkynrih
4078 As per recent Census, India’s total population stands at _________ as on
March 1, 2011 (announced by Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde in
May 2013).
Ans) 1.21 billion
4079 Who was the Indian prisoner in Pakistan jail, died due to cardiac arrest
after 6 days of brutal assault by Pakistani Jail inmates in May 2013?
Ans) Sarabjit Singh
4080 "Anti-tobacco Day" is observed on __________. Ans) 31-May
4081 Which telecom operator has announced that it would pick up the
remaining 30% stake in Warid Group’s telecom operations in Bangladesh
in May 2013?
Ans) Bharti Airtel
Holdings
4082 India's core sector, comprising of 8 key sectors, growth stood at
___________ in March 2013 (published in May 2013).
Ans) 2.9%
4083 Who has been elected as the first woman Speaker of Jatiya Sangsad
(Parliament of Bangladesh) in May 2013?
Ans) Shirin Sharmin
Chaudhury
4084 "Press Freedom Day" is observed on __________. Ans) 3-May
4085 Canadian handset maker BlackBerry (earler known as RIM – Research in
Motion) has appointed whom as the Managing Director of its India
operations in May 2013?
Ans) Sunil Lalvani
4086 Which team won the third Hockey India Senior Women National
Championship held in May 2013?
Ans) Haryana
4087 Doha-based Qatar Foundation Endowment (QFE) has announced to
invest USD 1.3 billion in which Indian telecom company in May 2013?
Ans) Bharti Airtel
4088 US unemployment rate stood at _______ in April. Ans) 7.5%
4089 Who won her maiden Grand Prix Gold after defeating Singaporean fifth
seed Juan Gu in the womens singles final of the Malaysia Open
badminton in Kuala Lumpur held in May 2013?
Ans) P V Sindhu
4090 CBI has arrested whom (nephew of former Railway Minster Pawan
Kumar Bansal) in Bribery scandal along with Mahesh Kumar, GM of
Western Railways in May 2013?
Ans) Vijay Singla
4091 Who was sworn-in as Malaysia’s prime minister for the second time in
May 2013?
Ans) Najib Razak
4092 Who won his fifth world snooker title held in May 2013 to become the
first player in 17 years to make a successful defence of the World
Championship?
Ans) Ronnie
O'Sullivan
4093 Who has been appointed as the next director-general of the World Trade
Organization (WTO) in May 2013?
Ans) Roberto
Azevedo
4094 Norwegian telecom giant Telenor’s Indian arm Uninor has appointed
whom as the firm's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in May 2013?
Ans) Yogesh Malik
4095 Which global tech company acquired cloud software firm Enstratius in
May 2013?
Ans) Dell
4096 Manchester United coach and manager Alex Ferguson has retired after Ans) 27 years

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how many years of coaching in May 2013?
4097 RBI has cut reverse repo rate by 25 bps to _______ during its monetary
policy review meet on 3rd May 2013.
Ans) 6.25%
4098 What is the rank of India’s famous shuttlers Saina Nehwal in the
Badminton World Federation (BWF) female’s singles rankings published
in May 2013?
Ans) 2nd
4099 "World Asthma Day" is observed on __________. Ans) First Tuesday
of May
4100 The Indian Government has set an export target of _________ for the
current financial year 2013-14 due to global economic slowdown
announced in May 2013.
Ans) USD 325
billion
4101 Which Indian football club won the I-League, most important Indian
football league for the year 2013?
Ans) Churchill
Brothers
4102 Who has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of South
Africa’s AngloGold Ashanti, the third biggest gold producer in the
world in May 2013?
Ans) Srinivasan
Venkatakrishnan
4103 Who was sworn in as new Chief Minister of Karnataka following
Congress Party’s victory in the assembly election held in May 2013?
Ans) Siddaramaiah
4104 Who won the Asian Squash individual championship for Pakistan after
14 years held in Islamabad in May 2013?
Ans) Aamir Atlas
Khan
4105 Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar has passed away in May 2013. He was
famous for which genre?
Ans) Dhrupad
4106 The Union Cabinet of India has given its approval to declare the year
2013 as ___________ Year in May 2013.
Ans) Water
Conservation
4107 Which company tops the Fortune 50 List of US Companies for 2013
published in May 2013?
Ans) Wal-Mart
Stores
4108 India's IIP growth for stood at __________ in March (published in May
2013).
Ans) 2.5%
4109 Who has been given additional charge of Railway Ministry following
resignation of Pawan Kumar Bansal in May 2013?
Ans) C P Joshi
4110 Nawaz Sharif was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan
following his victory in the election held in May 2013. He is president of
which party?
Ans) Pakistan
Muslim Leauge-
Nawaz (PML-N)
4111 Who won the won the Spanish Grand Prix held in May 2013? Ans) Fernando
Alonso
4112 Which Indian stock exchange has launched India’s first dedicated debt
trading platform in May 2013?
Ans) National Stock
Exchange
4113 India's trade deficit for month April 2013 stood at _____________. Ans) USD 17.78
billion
4114 "World Red Cross Day" is observed on __________. Ans) 8-May
4115 India’s retail inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index, stood at
__________ in April 2013.
Ans) 9.39%
4116 Which Spanish football club won the Spanish League in 2013? Ans) Barcelona
4117 Who has been given additional charge of Law Ministry following
resignation of Ashwani Kumar in May 2013?
Ans) Kapil Sibal
4118 British liquor giant Diageo has appointed whom as its next chief
executive officer in May 2013?
Ans) Ivan Menezes
4119 The eurozone's economy was contracted by _____ during the first
quarter of 2013 which is the sixth consecutive contraction in quarterly
GDP numbers.
Ans) 0.2%
4120 Which England cricketer has been named the England cricketer-of-the- Ans) Matt Prior

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year for 2012-13, announced in May 2013?
4121 Which Indian Union Minister is heading the Group of Ministers (GoM)
formed in May 2013 to find out ways to make the Central Bureau of
Investigation (CBI) as an autonomous body?
Ans) P
Chidambaram
4122 Professional networking site LinkedIn now has more than 20 million
users in India as published in May 2013. India is the ______ largest
country now in terms of LinkedIn members.
Ans) Second
4123 Who won the Madrid Masters men’s’ singles title held in May 2013? Ans) Rafael Nadal
4124 Who has been appointed as the new CEO of Indian operation of Air Asia
in May 2013?
Ans) Mittu
Chandilya
4125 Which famous social activist has decided not to continue in National
Advisory Council (NAC) after his/her term ends in May 2013?
Ans) Aruna Roy
4126 Which Global credit rating major has upgraded Greece’s credit rating by
one notch to “B” with stable outlook from earlier rating of “CCC” in May
2013?
Ans) Fitch
4127 India’s overall inflation, measured by the wholesale price index, stood at
_______ in April 2013.
Ans) 4.89%
4128 "World Thalassaemia Day" is observed on __________. Ans) 9-May
4129 Who won the won the the Monaco Grand Prix held in May 2013? Ans) Nico Rosberg
4130 Which Company has become Asia's largest company by market value
with market capitalization of 21.89 trillion yen in May 2013?
Ans) Toyota
4131 Cricket players Ankeet Chavan, Ajit Chandila and S. Sreesanth have
been arrested by Delhi Police and IPL Spot Fixing case. They were part of
which IPL team?
Ans) Rajasthan
Royals
4132 Who won the Madrid Masters Women’s’ singles title held in May 2013? Ans) Serena
Williams
4133 Who has been appointed as the new governor of Arunachal Pradesh in
May 2013?
Ans) Nirbhay
Sharma
4134 Who was given the Man of the Match award in the IPL 6 final match
played on 26th May 2013 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata?
Ans) Kieron Pollard
4135 Finance ministry has increased the interest rate on provident fund to
__________ for 2012-13.
Ans) 8.5%
4136 Inflation of 17-member Eurozone stood at _______ in April 2013. Ans) 1.2%
4137 The Election Commission of India and which ministry have signed a
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in May 2013 on Electoral
Literacy and Greater Participation for a Stronger and Inclusive
Democracy?
Ans) Ministry of
Human Resource
Development
4138 India’s Formula One team Sahara Force India had a remarkable result at
the Monaco grand Prix held in May 2013. Adrian Sutil finished at ______
in the race which is the best for Sahara Force India team so far.
Ans) 5th
4139 Which IPL team was the runners up of the sixth edition of IPL title held
in April-May 2013?
Ans) Chennai Super
Kings
4140 Who won the fifth Man Booker International Prize 2013 for fiction
announced in May 2013?
Ans) Lydia Davis
4141 Who tops the list for the third consecutive year in the global list of most
powerful women compiled by Forbes magazine for 2013 <published in
May 2013>?
Ans) Angela Merkel
4142 "National Technology Day" is observed on __________. Ans) 11-May
4143 Cricket World Cup 2019 (12th Edition) will be held in which country? Ans) England and
Wales
4144 Sonia Gandhi and Indra Nooyi were placed among the top 10 in the Ans) 9th

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global list of most powerful women compiled by Forbes magazine for
2013. What was Sonia Gandhi's rank in the list?
4145 Which IT Services company is ranked as the second-largest Indian IT
services provider after TCS as per 2012 revenue?
Ans) Cognizant
4146 Who won National Geographic Bee contest for 2013, final held in May
2013?
Ans) Sathwik
Karnik
4147 Which Indian IT Services Company won a Rs 1,100 crore systems
integration contract from the Department of Posts (DoP) for its IT
modernization project in May 2013?
Ans) TCS
4148 The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has expelled which senior leader and
MP from the primary membership of party for six years over breach of
discipline in May 2013?
Ans) Ram
Jethmalani
4149 A CBI court has convicted former Chairman and Managing Director of
Indian Bank and two others in an 18-year-old cheating case in May 2013.
What is his name?
Ans) M
Gopalakrishnan
4150 Which team won the 3rd Hockey India Sub-Junior Women National
Championship held in May 2013?
Ans) Haryana
4151 USA Inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index, stood at _______ in
April 2013.
Ans) 1.1%
4152 Which IPL team won the sixth edition of IPL title held in April-May
2013?
Ans) Mumbai
Indians
4153 "International Day of the Family" is observed on __________. Ans) 15-May
4154 Who has been ranked as the world’s richest person with total worth of
USD 72.7 billion as per billionaire index published by Bloomberg in May
2013?
Ans) Bill Gates
4155 England's most popular footballer ____________ announced his
retirement from International Football in May 2013.
Ans) David
Beckham
4156 The Union Government of India has revised the criteria for creamy layer
of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) from 4.5 lakh rupees to _______
rupees in May 2013 to avail benefits of reservations in government jobs
and admissions to central educational institutions.
Ans) 6 lakh
4157 Who from Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has been elected as
one of the Board of Directors (BoD) to the international sport body (ITTF)
in May 2013?
Ans) Dhanraj
Choudhary
4158 US economic growth for first quarter (January-March) of current year
2013 has been revised downwards to ___________ in May 2013.
Ans) 2.4%
4159 Who has became the first female Pakistani to scale the world’s tallest
mountain, Mount Everest in May 2013?
Ans) Samina Baig
4160 Indian National Defence University will be set up at which place in
India?
Ans) Gurgaon
4161 Who from India has been elected as Member of Executive Council of
WMO during the 65th Executive Council of WMO meeting at Geneva
held in May 2013?
Ans) Laxman Singh
Rathore
4162 Which Indian origin Entrepreneur has brought 65% stake in the
Sacramento Kings, an American basketball franchise for USD 347 million
in May 2013?
Ans) Vivek
Ranadive
4163 Morgan Stanley has signed an agreement to sell its Indian wealth
management unit to which bank for a disclosed sum in May 2013?
Ans) Standard
Chartered
4164 Which Women team won the gold medal at the inaugural FIBA Asia 3!3
basketball event held at Doha, Qatar in May 2013?
Ans) India
4165 The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Ans) 3.1%

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has lowered world GDP growth projection to _______ for current year
2013 in May 2013.
4166 The United States Senate has voted 97-0 to confirm whom to a judgeship
on the prestigious US Court of Appeals in May 2013, the highest judicial
appointment achieved by an Indian-American?
Ans) Srikanth
Srinivasan
4167 Which Global Internet company acquired New York-based blogging
service Company Tumblr for USD 1.1 billion in May 2013?
Ans) Yahoo
4168 Who won the Italian Open Men’s singles title held in May 2013? Ans) Rafael Nadal
4169 US President will award the highest civilian honour of the USA, the
Presidential Medal of Freedom to which woman astronaut (announced
in May 2013)?
Ans) Sally Ride
4170 "World Telecommunication Day" is observed on __________. Ans) 17-May
4171 Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) has
appointed whom as the Chairman for 2013-15 in May 2013?
Ans) Vinod Sharma
4172 Which team won the 3rd Hockey India Sub-Junior Men National
Championship held in May 2013?
Ans) Odisha
4173 Which US singer-songwriter became the first woman to receive the
Library of Congress Gershwin Prize in May 2013?
Ans) Carole King
4174 China's new premier __________ visited India on his first foreign trip to
India from 19th to 22nd May 2013 to strengthen ties between to major
Asian economies.
Ans) Li Keqiang
4175 Which IPL team won the sixth edition of IPL title held in April-May
2013?
Ans) Mumbai
Indians
4176 Acclaimed Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh passed away in Kolkata
in May 2013. He received "National Film Awards - Special Jury Award"
for which of his flim in 2012?
Ans) Chitrangada
4177 Who has been appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General
(CAG) of India in May 2013?
Ans) Shashi Kant
Sharma
4178 Which former Indian athlete has created history by becoming the first
Indian amputee to conquer Mount Everest in May 2013?
Ans) Arunima Sinha
4179 Who was elevated as the Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court
in May 2013?
Ans) Justice Kalyan
Jyoti Sengupta
4180 Phaneesh Murthy has been sacked as CEO from which IT company by its
board following an investigation into a claim of sexual harassment and
his relationship with a subordinate employee in May 2013?
Ans) iGate
4181 Four Indian business leaders have been figured in 2013 Forbes list of
Asia-Pacific’s most remarkable philanthropist for their contribution in
philanthropic activities (published in May 2013). Who in the list are not
among them?
Ans) Adi Godrej
4182 Global FMCG giant Procter & Gamble has appointed whom as its new
CEO in May 2013?
Ans) AG Lafley
4183 "Commonwealth Day" is observed on __________. Ans) 24-May
4184 Unemployment rate in the euro zone stood at __________ in April 2013. Ans) 12.2%
4185 The Union Cabinet approved to grant which Indian language as a
‘Classical Language’ status in May 2013?
Ans) Malayalam
4186 Leading e-commerce marketplace eBay India has appointed whom as its
new Managing Director in May 2013?
Ans) Latif Nathani
4187 India has successfully test fired the 290-km range ________ supersonic
cruise missile from the Navy's latest guided missile frigate INS Tarkash
off the coast of Goa in May 2013.
Ans) BrahMos
4188 Which European Football club won the Champions League for 2013? Ans) Bayern Munich

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4189 Indian government has recernlt relaxed eligibility parameters for the
Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), which provides financial assistance to
mothers for institutional deliveries, in May 2013. It was launched in 2005
by which ministry?
Ans) Ministry of
Health and Family
Welfare
4190 Which famous Indian Singer was conferred with the Lata Mangeshkar
Samman Alankaran in May 2013?
Ans) Hariharan
4191 Who won the the Rome Open Women’s singles title held in May 2013? Ans) Serena
Williams
4192 "Anti-tobacco Day" is observed on __________. Ans) 31-May
4193 Who has been appointed as its new Defence Secretary in May 2013? Ans) Radha Krishna
Mathur
4194 Which Indian famous Sand artist won the grand prize at the
Copenhagen International Sand Sculpture Festival in Denmark for his
sculpture on environment held in May 2013?
Ans) Sudarsan
Pattnaik
4195 T.M. Soundararajan, also known as TMS, passed away in Chennai in
May 2013. He was a welknown ______________.
Ans) Playback
singer
4196 Indian boxers have created history by winning how many medals
including four gold, in the Invitation FXTM International Boxing Cup
held in Limassol, Cyprus in May 2013?
Ans) 10 Medals
4197 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
(UNESCO) declared India's which area as a world biosphere reserve
under its Man and the Biosphere Programme in May 2013?
Ans) Nicobar
Islands
4198 FMCG major Nestle India has appointed whom as its new Chairman and
Managing Director in May 2013?
Ans) Etienne Benet
4199 Who was conferred with the US-based National Space Society’s (NSS)
Wernher von Braun Memorial Award in San Diego in May 2013?
Ans) A.P.J. Abdul
Kalam
4200 Anti Terrorism day observed in India on __________. Ans) 21st May
4201 Who has been appointed as the Chairperson of National Commission for
Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) by the Ministry of Women and
Child Development in May 2013?
Ans) Kushal Singh
4202 India's GDP Growth in the fourth quarter of previous financial year
2012-13 stood at __________.
Ans) 4.8%
4203 The Vice President of India Mr. Hamid Ansari released a book entitled
Fida-e-Lucknow -Tales of the city and its people in May 2013. Who is the
author of the book?
Ans) Parveen Talha
4204 Roberto Azevedo was chosen as the next director-general of the World
Trade Organization (WTO) to become the first Latin American to lead
the group since its creation in 1995 in May 2013. He belongs to which
country?
Ans) Brazil
4205 Which Indian biologist was honored with the Whitley award, also
known as Green Oscar, in London in May 2013?
Ans) Aparajita Datta
4206 The Pakistani prosecutor who was handling the Mumbai terror attack
and Bhutto assassination case was gunned down in Islamabad in May
2013. What was his name?
Ans) Chaudhry
Zulfiqar Ali
4207 Recently the European Central Bank (ECB) has cut its benchmark interest
rate to a new record low of ________ in May 2013 to boost growth across
euro zone.
Ans) 0.5%
4208 Profulla Borua passed away in Guwahati in May 2013. He was a famous
_________.
Ans) Journalist
4209 "International Museum Day" is observed on __________. Ans) 18-May
4210 Who has been presented with the Asom Ratna Award for the Year 2012 Ans) Indira

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in May 2013? Goswami
4211 Ray Manzarek passed away in May 2013, He was a founding member
and keyboardist of which rock group?
Ans) The Doors
4212 Who became the first twins to scale Mount Everest in May 2013? Ans) Nunshi and
Tashi Malik
4213 Who was presented the NTR National Literary Award in May 2013? Ans) Manoj Das
4214 India's Agricultural Sector Growth in the fourth quarter of previous
financial year 2012-13 stood at __________.
Ans) 1.4%
4215 Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla recently visited India in May 2013. He is
Foreign Minister of __________.
Ans) Cuba
4216 Indian Govt. has lowered the interest rate on loans to Woman Self-Help
Groups (SHGs) to ___% in May 2013 to eradicate poverty through
women empowerment.
Ans) 7%
4217 RBI announced to launch Inflation Indexed Bonds (IIBs) to wean away
investors from
gold to paper-based savings instruments to curb CAD. What will be the
maturity period of these bonds now?
Ans) 10 Years
4218 Surendra Tiwari passed away in Guwahati in May 2013. He was a
famous _________.
Ans) Story writer
and playwright
4219 Ahhichatragarh fort was shortlisted for the prestigious Aga Khan Award
for Architecture in May 2013. It is situated in which city?
Ans) Nagaur
4220 The "International Day for Biological Diversity" is observed on
__________.
Ans) 22-May
4221 Which European country launched a new “super priority” same-day
visa service for Indian business travellers and cash-rich frequent flyers in
May 2013?
Ans) UK
4222 Yuichiro Miura, the 80-year old mountaineer became the oldest man to
climb Mount Everest’s in May 2013. He is from which country?
Ans) Japan
4223 Sachin Tendulkar announced retirement from Twenty20 cricket format
in May 2013. He played for which team since inception of IPL?
Ans) Mumbai
Indians
4224 Which state government has introduced "Shiksha Setu cards" in May
2013 to keep the teachers and guardians updated about performance of
their students?
Ans) Haryana
4225 "World Hunger Day" is observed on __________. Ans) 28-May
4226 Which Indian athlete won three gold medals on second day of 15th
Asian Youth Weightlifting Championships in Doha in May 2013?
Ans) Akshay B.
Gaikwad
4227 Which Company has been ranked at 1st place in the Forbes list of
America’s 25 fastest growing tech companies published in June 2013?
Ans) LinkedIn
4228 Who has been appointed as the new Scientific Adviser to the Defence
Minister and Director-General of Defence Research and Development
Organisation (DRDO) in June 2013?
Ans) Avinash
Chander
4229 Who has become the youngest Indian to scale Mount Everest at the age
of 15 in June 2013?
Ans) Raghav Joneja
4230 Who has been elected as Pakistan's Prime Minister in the National
Assembly in June 2013?
Ans) Nawaz Sharif
4231 Which country became the 18th member country of the euro zone in June
2013?
Ans) Latvia
4232 Who has been appointed as "interim president" of BCCI in June 2013
following the IPL spot-fixing scandal?
Ans) Jagmohan
Dalmiya
4233 Who has become the first woman to be elected to the FIFA Executive
Committee (ExCo) for a full term of four years in June 2013?
Ans) Lydia Nsekera

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4234 Which Indian company acquired Livewire Mobile, a US-based company
for USD 17.8 million in June 2013?
Ans) Onmobile
4235 Which global online retailer has entered into Indian e-commerce market
with the launch of its marketplace in June 2013?
Ans) Amazon
4236 Who is the new Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment
after cabinet reshuffle announced in June 2013?
Ans) Manikrao
Gavit
4237 Who has been appointed as the new chairman of Life Insurance Corp of
India in June 2013?
Ans) Thomas
Mathew
4238 Which global tech company acquired cloud computing company
SoftLayer Technologies in June 2013?
Ans) IBM
4239 India’s FDI inflows stood at _______ in the previous financial year 2012-
13, as per data published in June 2013.
Ans) USD 22.42
billion
4240 Which Indian Mutual Fund acquired all the existing India- domiciled
schemes of Daiwa Mutual Fund in June 2013?
Ans) SBI Mutual
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