Daily Practice Questions published in June 2014

Daily Practice Questions published in June 2014
Sl No.Question
6811What is the minimum population of cities stipulated by the government for foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail sector?
 A) 2 lakhs
 B) 5 lakhs
 C) 7 lakhs
 D) 10 lakhs
  
6812Karnataka won the Buchi Babu Trophy after beating Kerala in 2012. Buchi Babu Trophy is related to?
 A) Hockey
 B) Tennis
 C) Cricket
 D) Badminton
  
6813What is the currency of Iran?
 A) Dinar
 B) Krona
 C) Rial
 D) Rupaiya
  
6814RBI carries out open market operations (OMO), which means?
 A) Issuance of different types of bonds
 B) Sale or purchase of government securities
 C) Sale of US Dollars
 D) Issuance of currency notes
  
6815Sub-prime refers to?
 A) Lending done by banks at rates below PLR
 B) Lending to the people who are high value customers
 C) Lending to those who are not regular customers of a bank
 D) Lending done by banks to customers not meeting with normally required credit appraisal standards
  
6816The ability of an asset to be converted into cash quickly is called?
 A) Credit
 B) Cash crunch
 C) Liquidity
 D) Marketability
  
6817Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are established to?
 A) Promote exports of goods and services
 B) Promote investment from domestic and foreign sources
 C) Create employment opportunities
 D) All the above
  
6818Who has become the first woman to command the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner which landed in New Delhi in September 2012?
 A) Alka Shukla
 B) M.P. Shumathi
 C) Nivedita Bhasin
 D) Saudamini Deshmukh
  
6819Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Prize is named after the founder Direc-tor General of?
 A) IISC
 B) BARC
 C) CSIR
 D) ISI
  
6820Sima Samar was given the 2012 Right Livelihood Award which is often referred to as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize'. She is a human rights activist from?
 A) Iraq
 B) Afghanistan
 C) Burma
 D) Mayanmar
  
6821Index of Industrial Production (IIP) details out the growth of various sectors in the economy. It is compiled and published by the?
 A) Reserve Bank of India
 B) Registrar of Companies
 C) Central Statistics Office
 D) Confederation of Indian Industries
  
6822Who is the author of the book 'Solo'?
 A) Chetan Bhagat
 B) Rana Dasgupta
 C) Rahul Bhattacharya
 D) Arundhati Roy
  
6823If the RBI increases CRR, what immediate impact will it have on the functioning of banks?
 A) Banks will have to give more funds to priority sector
 B) Banks will have to give less funds to corporate sector
 C) Banks will have to raise their capital base by taking money from the government
 D) Banks will have to lock some additional funds with the RBI
  
6824What is the full form of NAV?
 A) New Asset Venture
 B) Net Asset Value
 C) Net Accounting Venture
 D) Nil Accounting Variation
  
6825Moortidevi Award is given for excellence in ___________?
 A) Social Service
 B) Literature
 C) Films
 D) Classical dance
  
6826Amnesty International is a non-governmental organization associated with which of the following?
 A) To protect the world from nuclear war
 B) To stop child labour
 C) To protect human rights
 D) To promote girls' education
  
6827Basel II norms are associated with which of the following aspects of the banking industry?
 A) Priority sector lending
 B) Manpower planning
 C) Corporate governance
 D) Risk management
  
6828Expand the term FLCC?
 A) Financial Literacy and Credit Counseling
 B) Fiscal Literary and Credit Counseling
 C) Financial Literacy Communication Centre
 D) Financial Literacy Call Centre
  
6829Loans given to farmers are treated as?
 A) Personal loans
 B) Corporate loans
 C) Business loans
 D) Priority sector loans
  
6830The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is a global body that cha-lks out policies to counter financial frauds. Its headquarters is in?
 A) London
 B) Paris
 C) New York
 D) Geneva
  
6831What does the first letter 'S' denote in the term STRIPS?
 A) Small
 B) Separate
 C) Standard
 D) Special
  
6832The SARFAESI Act is related to?
 A) Sanction of loans
 B) Recovery of loans
 C) Enhancement of loan limits
 D) All the above
  
6833What is the currency of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)?
 A) Taka
 B) Baht
 C) Dirham
 D) Rupaiya
  
6834Who is the author of the book 'Long Walk to Freedom'?
 A) Dalai Lama
 B) Aung Saan Suu Kyi
 C) Nelson Mandela
 D) none of these
  
6835Which of the following states launched the Mukhyamantri Amrutam Yojana that provides poor patients with health protection cover up to Rs. 2 lakhs in Sep 2012?
 A) Bihar
 B) Gujarat
 C) Odisha
 D) Madhya Pradesh
  
6836The Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya Yojana (RGJAY) is a cashless health insurance scheme launched by which of the following states in 2012?
 A) Gujarat
 B) Bihar
 C) Maharashtra
 D) Haryana
  
6837The world's highest polling booth is located at the height of 15,000 feet above the mean sea level at Hikkam in Lahaul and Spiti assembly constituency in which state?
 A) Assam
 B) Uttarakhand
 C) Arunachal Pradesh
 D) Jammu& Kashmir
  
6838The Law Commission of India is a non-statutory body constituted by the Government of India every?
 A) Two years
 B) Three years
 C) Four years
 D) Six years
  
6839Who is the author of the book "Dare to Do! For the New Generation"?
 A) Anna Hazare
 B) Kiran Bedi
 C) Prashant Bhushan
 D) Arvind Kejriwal
  
6840Who is the inventor of the World Wide Web (WWW)?
 A) Steve Jobs
 B) Larry Page
 C) Jimmy Wales
 D) Tim Berners Lee
  
6841Who is the author of "What Young India Wants: Selected Essays and Columns"?
 A) Jeet Thayil
 B) Chetan Bhagat
 C) Robin Sharma
 D) Abdul Kalam
  
6842Pakistan government has renamed Shadman Chowk as Bhagat Singh Chowk in which of the following cities?
 A) Multan
 B) Lahore
 C) Peshawar
 D) Islamabad
  
6843Who was given The Hindu Literary Prize 2013 for his novel "Em and the Big Hoom"?
 A) Jeet Thayil
 B) Jerry Pinto
 C) Kiran Nagarkar
 D) Shashi Tharoor
  
6844Outlook.com is a web mail service launched by?
 A) Google
 B) Yahoo
 C) Facebook
 D) Microsoft
  
6845Naresh Chandra Task Force is related to?
 A) Black Money
 B) Corruption
 C) National Security
 D) Income Tax
  
6846Tarapore Committee is associated with?
 A) SEZs
 B) Foreign exchange reserves
 C) Full capital account convertibility
 D) Infrastructure
  
6847What is the capital city of South Sudan?
 A) Khartoum
 B) Juba
 C) Moroni
 D) Malabo
  
6848Interpol (International Criminal Police Organization) elected Mir eille Ballestrazzi as its first fe male President. She belongs to?
 A) France
 B) Italy
 C) UK
 D) Germany
  
6849FIFA confers the Puskás Award for which among the following every year?
 A) Footballer of the Year
 B) Coach of the Year
 C) Goal of the Year
 D) Club of the Year
  
6850The famous football player Maradona belongs to which among the following countries?
 A) Brazil
 B) Chile
 C) Argentina
 D) Italy
  
6851Omega Mission Hills World Cup is related to which game?
 A) Golf
 B) Polo
 C) Hockey
 D) Wushu
  
6852The mutiny of 1857 started from which among the following places?
 A) Meerut
 B) Barrackpore
 C) Delhi
 D) Muzaffarpur
  
6853Who among the following is the writer of famous "Poverty and Un-British Rule in India"?
 A) Firoz Shah Mehta
 B) Dada Bhai Naoroji
 C) William Wedderburnbr
 D) A O Hume
  
6854Simon Commission had visited India during the times of which among the following Viceroys?
 A) Lord Irwin
 B) Lord Chelmsford
 C) Lord Willingdon
 D) Lord Linlithgow
  
6855At which among the following sessions of the Muslim League, Mohammed Ali Jinnah had invented a new slogan "Divide and Quit" ?
 A) Lucknow Session 1931
 B) Karachi Session 1933
 C) Lahore Session 1940
 D) Karachi Session 1943
  
6856At which among the following sessions, the All India Muslim league passed the Pakistan Resolution on 23 March 1940?
 A) Karachi
 B) Hyderabad
 C) Lahore
 D) Lucknow
  
6857At which of the following places, Green Pamphlet was issued by Mahatma Gandhi?
 A) Calcutta
 B) Surat
 C) Rajkot
 D) Sabarmati
  
6858At which of the following time, the Constituent Assembly decided that India should become a republic?
 A) June 1947
 B) September 1947
 C) June 1948
 D) May 1949
  
6859Agricultural Income Tax revenue goes to which of the following governments in India?
 A) State Governments
 B) Central Government
 C) Collected by State Governments , delivered to Central Government
 D) Collected by Central Government, delivered to State Governments
  
6860The term "Round Revolution" is related to which among the following?
 A) Brinjal
 B) Potato
 C) Egg
 D) Both B and C
  
6861Narendra Modi was sworn as the _______ Prime Minister of India by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on 26th May 2014.
 A) 16th
 B) 15th
 C) 14th
 D) 17th
  
6862Who took oath as the new Home Minister as a part of Modi Government in May 2014.
 A) Rajnath Singh
 B) Arun Jaitley
 C) Sushma Swaraj
 D) Nitin Gadkari
  
6863Which University topped the 2014 league table for the third consecutive time of '100 Under 50' institutions published by the 'Times Higher Education' (THE) magazine in May 2014?
 A) Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
 B) Pohang University of Science and Technology
 C) National University of Singapore
 D) None of These
  
6864The US Federal Reserve reduced its massive bond-buying stimulus by USD 10 billion to ____________ in May 2014 as US economy continues to grow.
 A) USD 55 billion
 B) USD 45 billion
 C) USD 65 billion
 D) USD 35 billion
  
6865"International Labour Day" is observed on __________.
 A) 8-May
 B) 3-May
 C) 11-May
 D) 1-May
  
6866USA unemployment rate stood at ______ in April (announced in May 2014).
 A) 6.3%
 B) 7.1%
 C) 6.6%
 D) 6.9%
  
6867Which pharma giant placed bid to acquire British pharma giant AstraZeneca for USD 106 billion in May 2014?
 A) Novartis
 B) Merck & Co.
 C) Pfizer
 D) Bayer
  
6868Ford Motor promoted whom as its new chief executive officer from 1st July this year as current CEO Alan Mulally retires from the second-largest US automaker (announced in May 2014)?
 A) William Clay Ford, Jr.
 B) Mark Fields
 C) Joseph Hinrichs
 D) Lewis Booth
  
6869The Supreme Court (SC) appointed _______, former judge of the high court of Australia, as the third arbitrator in May 2014 to resolve the dispute between the Central Government and Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd on KG basin.
 A) William Gummow
 B) Mary Gaudron
 C) Kenneth Hayne
 D) Michael Hudson McHugh
  
6870The US Green Building Council (USGBC) has ranked India at _________ position among the list of top 10 countries for LEED outside of the United States in May 2014.
 A) 2nd
 B) 3rd
 C) 4th
 D) 5th
  
6871Which Indian institute has been ranked at No 87 in the list of the world's top 100 university (under 50 years of age) rankings for the first time in the 2014 league table of '100 Under 50' institutions published by the 'Times Higher Education' (THE) magazine in May 2014?
 A) Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
 B) Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
 C) Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
 D) Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  
6872Who took oath as the new Finance and Defence Minister as a part of Modi Government in May 2014.
 A) Rajnath Singh
 B) Arun Jaitley
 C) Sushma Swaraj
 D) Nitin Gadkari
  
6873Which Indian Airlines Company is all set to join the world-s largest airline grouping, Star Alliance, in July this year (announced in May 2014)?
 A) Jet Airways
 B) Air India
 C) Indigo Airlines
 D) Spice Jet
  
6874"Anti-tobacco Day" is observed on __________.
 A) 21-May
 B) 11-May
 C) 18-May
 D) 31-May
  
6875"The international Day of United Nations Peacekeepers" was observed on ___________ in 2014.
 A) 22-May
 B) 12-May
 C) 30-May
 D) 29-May
  
6876Interim CEO & Wholetime Director of Cairn India, _________, resigned from the post in May 2014.
 A) Rajagopala Chidambaram
 B) P Elango
 C) Bill Gammell
 D) Anil Agarwal
  
6877India-s famous trap shooter _________ has jumped to third spot in the world rankings in May 2014, after winning gold medal at the ISSF World Cup in Tucson, USA held in last month.
 A) Manavjit Singh Sandhu
 B) Ronjan Sodhi
 C) Gagan Narang
 D) Sanjeev Rajput
  
6878India secured _________ rank in Twenty20 Internationals, as per the latest updated ICC rankings announced in Dubai in May 2014.
 A) First
 B) Second
 C) Third
 D) Fourth
  
6879India slipped to _________ position as per the latest ICC Test ranking announced in Dubai in May 2014. Australia returned to the No. 1 Test ranking for the first time in nearly five years.
 A) 3rd
 B) 4th
 C) 5th
 D) 6th
  
6880Who won the World Telecommunication and Information Society (WTIS) Award 2014 in May 2014? They were honoured by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in recognition of their leadership and dedication towards promoting ICT (information, communication and technology) development and broadband connectivity as a means of achieving sustainable development.
 A) Rwanda-s President Paul Kagame
 B) President of South Korea Park Geun-hye
 C) Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim
 D) All of Them
  
6881Which Tech giant acquired Rangespan, a UK start-up that uses data science to help retailers determine which products to sell and when, in May 2014?
 A) Yahoo
 B) Facebook
 C) Google
 D) Microsoft
  
6882"Press Freedom Day" is observed on __________.
 A) 8-May
 B) 3-May
 C) 11-May
 D) 1-May
  
6883Bandhan Financial Services announced to open nearly 600 branches in May 2014 after getting Banking license from RBI. This company is currently based out of which state?
 A) West Bengal
 B) Odissa
 C) Bihar
 D) Assam
  
6884Which Indian scientist has been granted a prestigious fellowship worth 1,068,000 pounds by a top British agency which funds research in engineering and the physical sciences in May 2014?
 A) Vijay Singh
 B) Ravinder Dahiya
 C) Madan Babu
 D) Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj
  
6885Which global retailer has started to work on an exit plan from India in May 2014 after talks to sell its five wholesale stores to Bharti Group failed?
 A) WallMart
 B) Tesco
 C) Carrefour
 D) Delhize
  
6886Who took oath as the new External Affair (Foreign) Minister as a part of Modi Government in May 2014.
 A) Ravi Shankar Prasad
 B) Smriti Irani
 C) Sushma Swaraj
 D) Nitin Gadkari
  
6887Which pair won in the final match of the WTA Portugal Open in May 2014 to win their first title this season?
 A) Eva Hrdinova and Valeria Solovyeva
 B) Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Nestor
 C) Sania Mirza and Cara Black
 D) Sania Mirza and Horia Tecau
  
6888Indian cueist ___________  won bronze medal after losing his semi-final match to Chuan Leong Thor of Malaysia in the Asian Snooker Championship held at Al Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates in May 2014.
 A) Chitra Magimairaj
 B) Kamal Chawla
 C) Kalpana Devi
 D) Revanna Umadevi
 
6889"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
  
6890Who won the Presidential election in Panama held in May 2014 after securing nearly 40% of the total votes?
 A) Jose Domingo Arias
 B) Ricardo Martinelli
 C) Juan Carlos Varela
 D) None of These
  
6891Who was elected as Libya-s new prime minister after receiving majority votes in parliament in May 2014?
 A) Ahmed Maitiq
 B) Omar al-Hassi
 C) Mohamed ElBaradei
 D) Adly Mansour
  
6892India has successfully test-fired its first indigenously-developed air-to-air missile __________ from a Su-30 combat aircraft in May 2014. This is a Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile which was successfully test fired by the Air Force from a naval range in the western sector.
 A) Akash
 B) Pinaka
 C) Astra
 D) Brahmos
  
6893India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the trade body representing the Indian Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry, has appointed __________ as its new President in May 2014.
 A) R.V. Verma
 B) M N Vidyashankar
 C) C S Verma
 D) KS Popli
  
6894The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has appointed ___________ as a new whole time member in May 2014 for a period of five years or till attaining the age of 62, whichever is earlier.
 A) R.V. Verma
 B) M N Vidyashankar
 C) Narendra Kothari
 D) A. R. Lakshmanan
  
6895___________ Life Insurance Company has changed its name to Exide Life Insurance in May 2014 after Exide Industries acquired 100% ownership of the insurance company.
 A) Bajaj Allianz
 B) Bharti Axa
 C) ING Vysya
 D) ICICI Prudential
  
6896"World Red Cross Day" is observed on __________.
 A) 8-May
 B) 3-May
 C) 11-May
 D) 9-May
  
6897Ankush Arora, Senior Vice-President (Commercial) of a famous Indian automobile company, has resigned in May 2014. He was part of which Indian Auto company?
 A) Ashok Leyland
 B) Maruti Suzuki
 C) Tata Motors
 D) Eicher Motors India
  
6898Nobel Laureate Gary Becker passed away due to illness in Chicago in May 2014. He won Nobel Prize in field of ______________.
 A) Medicine
 B) Chemistry
 C) Physics
 D) Economics
  
6899Which former Pakistan Player has been appointed national coach for a period of two years in May 2014?
 A) Waqar Younis
 B) Wasim Akram
 C) Moin Khan
 D) Javed Miandad
  
6900Who took oath as the new Law and Telecom Minister as a part of Modi Government in May 2014?
 A) Ravi Shankar Prasad
 B) Smriti Irani
 C) Ananth Kumar
 D) Nitin Gadkari
  
6901Which Indian corporate leader was selected to co-chair 2014 edition of the World Economic Forum on Africa held in May 2014?
 A) Anand Mahindra
 B) Adi Godrej
 C) Sunil Bharti Mittal
 D) Azim Premji
  
6902The Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of the Right to Education Act in May 2014, which mandates that _________ seats in all schools be reserved for the economically disadvantaged.
 A) 15%
 B) 20%
 C) 30%
 D) 25%
  
6903Who has been formally declared president of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) as result of the election held in December last year? The result was declared by a court observer in Jaipur in May 2014.
 A) Lalit Modi
 B) Rampal Sharma
 C) Shashank Manohar
 D) Jagmohan Dalmiya
  
6904Which Indian Player was ranked at No 10 position in the latest Women-s Squash Association (WSA) rankings published in May 2014. With this, she has become the highest ranked Indian in squash history to reach no 10 in the world.
 A) Heena Sidhu
 B) Saurav Ghosal
 C) Mahesh Mangaonkar
 D) Dipika Pallikal
  
6905The Bank of England has kept Interest rates unchanged at record low of ________, as per the monetary policy announcement in May 2014.
 A) 0.75%
 B) 0.5%
 C) 0.25%
 D) 1%
  
6906Which global drug maker acquired Merck & Cos consumer care business in a USD 14.2-billion deal in May 2014?
 A) Novartis
 B) Merck & Co.
 C) Johnson & Johnson
 D) Bayer
  
6907"World Thalassaemia Day" is observed on __________.
 A) 8-May
 B) 3-May
 C) 11-May
 D) 9-May
  
6908Which Indian batsman retained his rank at No 1 in the latest ICC ranking for batting category, released in Dubai in May 2014?
 A) MS Dhoni
 B) Shikhar Dhawan
 C) Virat Kohli
 D) Suresh Raina
  
6909Which snooker player won his maiden World Snooker Championship title held at Sheffield, United Kingdom in May 2014?
 A) Ronnie O'Sullivan
 B) Mark Selby
 C) Stephen Hendry
 D) Judd Trump
  
6910The department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP) has described the model of land Acquisition of which state as the best in the country now in its report published in May 2014?
 A) Odissa
 B) Maharashtra
 C) Gujarat
 D) Haryana
  
6911The Supreme Court overwhelmed the law passed by Kerala Assembly on the Mullaperiyar dam in May 2014 and ruled that the water level of the dam can be raised to 142 feet. The Mullaperiyar dam is located at ____________.
 A) Kerala
 B) Tamil Nadu
 C) Karnataka
 D) None of These
  
6912Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued new guidelines in May 2014 to allow the minors of age above ___________ to independently open and operate savings bank accounts and use other facilities like ATM and cheque books.
 A) 10 years
 B) 12 years
 C) 15 years
 D) 18 years
  
6913India-s aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has given approval to AirAsia India in May 2014 to launch services in India. Air Asia is an airlines company based out of _____________.
 A) Philipines
 B) Thailand
 C) Malaysia
 D) China
  
6914Who took oath as the new HRD Minister as a part of Modi Government in May 2014?
 A) Ravi Shankar Prasad
 B) Smriti Irani
 C) Ananth Kumar
 D) Nitin Gadkari
  
6915Famous business magazine, Fortune published its annual list of the world-s 2000 largest and most powerful public companies in May 2014. US retains its dominant positions with 564 companies among the Global 2000 list followed by _____________ with 225 companies.
 A) Germany
 B) China
 C) Japan
 D) France
  
6916The European Central Bank (ECB) has kept its benchmark interest rate at record low of ________ during its monetary policy review in May 2014. The ECB has kept the interest rate unchanged since November 2013.
 A) 0.25%
 B) 0.5%
 C) 0.75%
 D) 1%
  
6917"National Technology Day" is observed on __________.
 A) 8-May
 B) 3-May
 C) 11-May
 D) 9-May
  
6918The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved the appointment of ___________ as Secretary, Department of Posts in May 2014.
 A) Rajiv Mathur
 B) Sushma Singh
 C) R.V. Verma
 D) Kavery Banerjee
  
6919President Pranab Mukherjee launched India-s own payment gateway ___________ in May 2014 which is equivalent of Visa and Mastercard and it will work on ATMs and merchant outlets like other Visa and Mastercard.
 A) Paisa
 B) Rupee
 C) RuPay
 D) RuPaya
  
6920Which Indian City has been ranked as the most polluted city in the world, as per a new study conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in May 2014?
 A) Chennai
 B) Kolkata
 C) Mumbai
 D) Delhi
  
6921Total hoa many Indian companies are included in Forbes- annual list of the world-s 2000 largest and most powerful public companies, as per the list published by the renowned business magazine in May 2014?
 A) 28
 B) 54
 C) 63
 D) 82
  
6922The government has proposed to raise Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in defence sector to ___________ in May 2014 in order boost FDI inflow.
 A) 24%
 B) 49%
 C) 100%
 D) 74%
  
6923Who will become new Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (Seemandhra) after election result announced in May 2014?
 A) Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
 B) N Chandrababu Naidu
 C) K. Chandrashekar Rao
 D) Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy
  
6924Who took oath as the new Surface transport and shipping Minister as a part of Modi Government in May 2014?
 A) Ravi Shankar Prasad
 B) Venkaiah Naidu
 C) Ananth Kumar
 D) Nitin Gadkari
  
6925China-s consumer price inflation stood at _________ in April (announced in May 2014).
 A) 1.1%
 B) 1.8%
 C) 2.3%
 D) 3.1%
  
6926In a big setback to TMC led-government in West Bengal, the Supreme Court ordered CBI inquiry in May 2014 into the multi-crore chit fund _______ scam and similar cases in West Bengal and Orissa.
 A) Saradha
 B) Basil
 C) Shristi
 D) None of These
  
6927India-s largest spirits manufacturer, United Spirits (USL), has planned to sell its famous Scotch whisky Company Whyte & Mackay (W&M) for USD 725million to which company in May 2014?
 A) Diageo plc
 B) Constellation
 C) Emperador
 D) Suntory Holdings Limited
  
6928India's Trade deficit stood at ________ in April 2014 (announced in May 2014).
 A) USD 12.5 billion
 B) USD 10 billion
 C) USD 8.1 billion
 D) USD 9.25 billion
  
6929Which leading NRI industrialist won the International Business of the Year award 2014 at the Asian Business Awards Midlands in Birmingham in May 2014?
 A) S P Hinduja
 B) Lakshmi Mittal
 C) Lord Swraj Paul
 D) None of These
  
6930Which British football club won their second English Premier League title with a 2-0 win over West Ham United in May 2014?
 A) Manchester City
 B) Manchester United
 C) Liverpool
 D) Arsenal
  
6931Which Tennis Player won the Madrid Masters Men's single title held in May 2014?
 A) Novak Djokovic
 B) Stanislas Wawrinka
 C) Roger Federer
 D) Rafael Nadal
  
6932"International Day of the Family" is observed on __________.
 A) 31-May
 B) 17-May
 C) 24-May
 D) 15-May
  
6933Who took oath as the new Women and child development Minister as a part of Modi Government in May 2014?
 A) Maneka Gandhi
 B) Venkaiah Naidu
 C) Ananth Kumar
 D) Nitin Gadkari
  
6934Who won the bahrain Spanish Prix held in Spain in May 2014?
 A) Nico Rosberg
 B) Lewis Hamilton
 C) Sebastian Vettel
 D) Daniel Ricciardo
  
6935Which Snooker Player was crowned World Snooker-s Player of the Year at the sport's annual awards ceremony held in London in May 2014?
 A) Ronnie O'Sullivan
 B) Mark Selby
 C) Stephen Hendry
 D) Judd Trump
  
6936The Defence Ministry has appointed ___________ as the next Army Chief in May 2014 after receiving go ahead from the Election Commission.
 A) Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag
 B) Lt Gen MMS Rai
 C) Lt Gen SK Singh
 D) None of These
  
6937Famous Indian discus thrower __________ won the silver medal in the IAAF Diamond League Series in Doha in May 2014. He registered a throw of 63.23 metres, which is much below his personal best of 66.90 metres, the national record.
 A) Mayookha Johny
 B) Vikas Gowda
 C) Renjith Maheshwary
 D) Ehsan Haddadi
  
6938India-s Index of Industrial Production (IIP), the most important parameter to judge performance of industrial sector, growth stood at ________ in Match (announced in May 2014).
 A) -0.9%
 B) -0.5%
 C) 1.1%
 D) -1.9%
  
6939India-s Retail inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index, stood at ______ in April (announced in May 2014).
 A) 7.60%
 B) 8.90%
 C) 8.59%
 D) 9.45%
  
6940Senior IPS Officer _____________ has been appointed as first Woman Additional Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in May 2014. She is the first woman to be elevated to the rank of an Additional Director of CBI. But after hours of her sworn-in, Tamil Nadu government suspended her for not following rules before joining the central probe agency.
 A) Archana Ramasundaram
 B) Aruna Bahuguna
 C) Meera Borwankar
 D) None of These
  
6941Which state's women-s football team won the final match of the 20th Women's National Championship in May 2014 to win their 17th title.
 A) Orissa
 B) Manipur
 C) Goa
 D) Assam
  
6942"World Telecommunication Day" is observed on __________.
 A) 31-May
 B) 17-May
 C) 24-May
 D) 15-May
  
6943UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed whom to command a United Nations peacekeeping force in May 2014? With this, she will be the first woman to lead a UN peacekeeping force.
 A) Major Gen. Elizabeth P. Hoisington
 B) Major Gen. Kristin Lund
 C) Major Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody
 D) None of These
  
6944Which University tops the chart among 250 universities ranked by QS Asia Pacific University Rankings in 2014 (published in May 2014)?
 A) Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
 B) University of Hong Kong
 C) National University of Singapore
 D) None of These
  
6945Eurozone economic growth stood at _______ in the first quarter (Jan-Mar) of 2014 (announced in May 2014).
 A) 0.5%
 B) 0.2%
 C) -0.1%
 D) 1.2%
  
6946The Central Government has accepted the report of which Panel in May 2014 that reviewed the depository receipts scheme framed in the year 1993.The key recommendations of the committee include allowing issuance of depository receipts against any underlying securities such as equity or debt, by any issuer - listed or unlisted.
 A) Sahoo Panel
 B) Verma Panel
 C) Rangarajan Panel
 D) None of These
  
6947Which former Judge of the Supreme Court has been appointed Chairman of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal in May 2014? The post of chairman has been lying vacant for the last two years after Justice N.P. Singh resigned on health grounds.
 A) Justice R. Banumathi
 B) Justice N.P. Singh
 C) Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai
 D) Justice B.S. Chauhan
  
6948Who took oath as the new state information & broadcasting Minister as a part of Modi Government in May 2014?
 A) Prakash Javadekar
 B) Venkaiah Naidu
 C) Ananth Kumar
 D) Nitin Gadkari
  
6949Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani-s residence ________ in Mumbai is termed as the most expensive billionaire home in the world, according to a Forbes list published in May 2014.
 A) Atlas
 B) Antilia
 C) Villa Leopolda
 D) Ambani Villa
  
6950Volvo Buses India has appointed _________ as Managing Director in May 2014.
 A) VRV Sriprasad
 B) Manish Sahi
 C) Akash Passey
 D) None of These
  
6951India-s overall inflation, measured by the Wholesale price index, stood at _______ in April 2014 (published in May 2014).
 A) 4.8%
 B) 4.6%
 C) 5.7%
 D) 5.2%
  
6952Narendra Modi created history by leading the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a majority in the Lok Sabha election after securing _________ on its own in the recently held Lok Sabha Election (result announced in May 2014).
 A) 272 Seats
 B) 292 Seats
 C) 282 Seats
 D) 332 Seats
  
6953Who  won the assembly election in Sikkim held recently and all set for a consecutive fifth term as Chief Minister?
 A) Pawan Chamling
 B) Nar Bahadur Bhandari
 C) Balmiki Prasad Singh
 D) Sanchaman Limboo
  
6954Who took oath as the new Railway Minister as a part of Modi Government in May 2014?
 A) Prakash Javadekar
 B) Venkaiah Naidu
 C) Ananth Kumar
 D) D.V. Sadananda Gowda
  
6955"Commonwealth Day" is observed on __________.
 A) 31-May
 B) 17-May
 C) 24-May
 D) 15-May
  
6956Bihar Chief Minister __________ has resigned in May 2014 after his party JDU faced massive defeat in the general elections.
 A) Sushil Kumar Modi
 B) Ram Vilas Paswan
 C) Nitish Kuamr
 D) Sharad Yadav
  
6957Who was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Nagaland after State Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio won the Lok Sabha seat from the state (Announced in May 2014).
 A) Pawan Chamling
 B) Nar Bahadur Bhandari
 C) Balmiki Prasad Singh
 D) T.R. Zeliang
  
6958Which country's basketball team won the third South Asian Basketball Association tournament held at Kathmandu in May 2014?
 A) India
 B) Maldives
 C) Bangladesh
 D) Nepal
  
6959Former CEO and Chairman of _________ and widely known as Management guru, Russy Mody passed away at his home in South Kolkata in May 2014. He was known for his man management and was awarded Padma Bushan.
 A) Tata Motors
 B) Tata Steel
 C) Mahindra & Mahindra
 D) Ashok Leyland
  
6960Capt. C. P. Krishnan Nair, Founder Chairman of hotel chain ___________ passed away in May 2014.
 A) Indian Hotels
 B) ITC Hotels
 C) The Leela Palaces
 D) Oberoi Hotels
  
6961US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc made its final attempt to take over competitor AstraZeneca Plc in May 2014. AstraZeneca is pharma company headquartered in ________.
 A) Germany
 B) United Kingdom
 C) France
 D) Switzerland
  
6962Which global telecom company is set to acquire satellite television provider DirecTV in a USD 48.5 billion deal (announced in May 2014).
 A) CableVision
 B) AT&T
 C) Verizon
 D) Level 3 Communications
  
6963Who was sworn-in as the eighth Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh for the second consecutive term in May 2014?
 A) Takam Sanjoy
 B) Dorjee Khandu
 C) Nabam Tuki
 D) Jarbom Gamlin
  
6964Who was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Bihar after Nitish Kumar resigned from the post in May 2014?
 A) Sharad Yadav
 B) Shivanand Tiwari
 C) K.C. Tyagi
 D) Jitan Ram Manjhi
  
6965"Anti-tobacco Day" is observed on __________.
 A) 31-May
 B) 17-May
 C) 21-May
 D) 25-May
  
6966Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, __________ resigned in May 2014 after defeat of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) in the general election held recently.
 A) V.S. Vyas
 B) Saumitra Chaudhur
 C) Pulin B. Nayak
 D) C Rangarajan
  
6967Australia has appointed prominent investment adviser ________ as the Chair of Australia-India Council in May 2014. His appointment would be effective from this year till 2019.
 A) Gillian Whitlock
 B) Payal Mahindroo
 C) Ashok Jacob
 D) None of These
  
6968Who took oath as the new Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister as a part of Modi Government in May 2014?
 A) Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati
 B) Narendra Singh Tomar
 C) Ananth Kumar
 D) Ramvilas Paswan
  
6969Which Payment services company announced in May 2014 that it would acquire Pune-based electronic payment software firm ElectraCard Services (ECS) for an undisclosed amount?
 A) VISA
 B) MasterCard
 C) American Express
 D) RuPay
  
6970Veteran __________ and Padma Bhushan recipient, N Srinivasan passed away in May 2014.
 A) Author
 B) Nuclear Scientist
 C) Chemist
 D) Politician
  
6971Indian snooker player ________ won the billiards event at the CCI Classic billiards & snooker in May 2014 after defeating two-time world runner-up Dhruv Sitwala 1425-447 in the final.
 A) Pankaj Advani
 B) Aditya Mehta
 C) Yasin Merchant
 D) None of These
  
6972The "International Day for Biological Diversity" is observed on __________.
 A) 21- May
 B) 23- May
 C) 22- May
 D) 28- May
  
6973Who took oath as the new Civil Aviation Minister as a part of Modi Government in May 2014?
 A) Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati
 B) Narendra Singh Tomar
 C) Ananth Kumar
 D) Ramvilas Paswan
  
6974Which bollywood actor has been ranked as the 2nd wealthiest actor in the world beating Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp, as per the list published by a leading research firm Wealth-X in May 2014?
 A) Amitabh Bachchan
 B) Salman Khan
 C) Amir Khan
 D) Shahrukh Khan
  
6975The military has imposed martial law to preserve law and order across which South-East Asian country amid a political crisis in May 2014?
 A) Philipines
 B) Thailand
 C) Malaysia
 D) China
  
6976Which global banking giant ________ has pleaded guilty to the charges that it helped its American clients evade taxes and agreed to pay a penalty of USD 2.6 billion to avoid prosecution in May 2014.
 A) Barclays
 B) Deutsche Bank
 C) UBS
 D) Credit Suisse
  
6977Which Indian Cricketer has been rated second behind British Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton in the list of most marketable athletes by the UK magazine, 'SportsPro' in May 2014?
 A) Sachin Tendulkar
 B) MS Dhoni
 C) Virat Kohli
 D) Sikhar Dhawan
  
6978China have signed gas deal worth of USD 400 billion which which country in May 2014?
 A) Iran
 B) Russia
 C) Iraq
 D) Turkey
  
6979Who was elected as the next Chief Minister of Gujarat and succeeded PM Narendra Modi in May 2014?
 A) Saurabh Patel
 B) Amit Shah
 C) Anandiben Patel
 D) Ramanlal Vora
  
6980Who was sworn in as Chief Minister of Odisha for fourth consecutive term in May 2014?
 A) Pyarimohan Mohapatra
 B) Naveen Patnaik
 C) Baijayant Panda
 D) None of These
  
6981Who has been elected as the new Managing Director of ONGC Videsh Ltd, India-s flagship overseas oil and gas assets acquisition firm, in May 2014?
 A) R.V. Verma
 B) M N Vidyashankar
 C) C S Verma
 D) Narendra Kumar Verma
  
6982Which Sportsperson was ranked at No 1 in the list of most marketable athletes by the UK magazine, 'SportsPro' in May 2014? The list was based on value for money, age, home market, charisma, willingness to be marketed and crossover appeal.
 A) Christiano Ronaldo
 B) Lewis Hamilton
 C) Usain Bolt
 D) Lionel Messi
  
6983Which Indian online retailer has acquired fashion e-retailer Myntra.com for approximately USD 300 million in May 2014?
 A) Jabong.com
 B) Amazon.in
 C) Flipkart.com
 D) Snapdeal.com
  
6984"World Hunger Day" is observed on __________.
 A) 28-May
 B) 18-May
 C) 24-May
 D) 22-May
  
6985Which Indian airlines company retained the top position in the domestic passenger aviation market in April after securing 31.6% market share (announced in May 2014)?
 A) Spice Jet
 B) Jet Airways
 C) IndiGo
 D) Air India
  
6986Which famous Football club in the below list was thrown out of the I-League along with three other teams for failing to fulfill the AIFF's club licensing criteria in May 2014? The All India Football Federation's Club Licensing Committee took the decision after its meeting in May.
 A) East Bengal
 B) Dempo Sporting
 C) Churchill Brothers
 D) Pune FC
  
6987Who took oath as the new Agriculture Minister as a part of Modi Government in May 2014?
 A) Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati
 B) Narendra Singh Tomar
 C) Radha Mohan Singh
 D) Ramvilas Paswan
  
6988Who took over as the new Chief Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission in May 2014?
 A) Rajiv Mathur
 B) Sushma Singh
 C) R.V. Verma
 D) M N Vidyashankar
  
6989The Reserve Bank of India directed banks to make all new ATMs installed from __________ as -talking ATMs- with Braille keypads (announced in May 2014). Also banks should lay down a roadmap for converting all existing ATMs as talking ATMs with Braille keypads.
 A) August 1, 2014
 B) October 1, 2014
 C) July 1, 2014
 D) September 1, 2014
  
6990India-s first all women bank, Bharatiya Mahila Bank, has been included in the _________ schedule to the RBI Act. RBI issued a notification issued in Mumbai in May 2014 indicating the same.
 A) Second
 B) First
 C) Third
 D) Fourth
  
6991India received _________ of foreign direct investment (FDI) in March 2014 (announced in May 2014). Foreign direct investment into India grew by 8% year-on-year to USD 24.3 billion in 2013-14, compared to USD 22.4 billion witnessed in previous financial year 2012-13.
 A) USD 1.6 billion
 B) USD 2.01 billion
 C) USD 1.9 billion
 D) USD 3.53 billion
  
6992Who was sworn in as South African President for a second term by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng in May 2014 after his party, African National Congress, won the national election held in this month with 62% of votes.
 A) Julius Malema
 B) Thabo Mbeki
 C) Jacob Zuma
 D) Thuli Madonsela
  
6993Indian-American student ________ won the National Geographic Bee championship in Washington, USA on 21st May. With this, he won the 50000 US dollar college scholarship given to the winner of the National Geographic Bee Championship.
 A) Ameya Mujumdar
 B) Akhil Rekulapelli
 C) Pranit Nanda
 D) Sanjeev Uppalari
  
6994Which European football club won their 10th UEFA Champions League title in May 2014?
 A) Barcelona
 B) Manchester City
 C) Bayern Munich
 D) Real Madrid
  
6995Who took oath as the new Health and Family Welfare Minister as a part of Modi Government in May 2014?
 A) Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati
 B) Narendra Singh Tomar
 C) Radha Mohan Singh
 D) Harsh Vardhan
  
6996"Anti-Terrorism Day" is observed on __________.
 A) 28-May
 B) 21-May
 C) 24-May
 D) 22-May
  
6997Which tennis player won the Women's Italian Tennis Open 2014 held in May 2014?
 A) Serena Williams
 B) Agnieszka Radwanska
 C) Sara Errani
 D) Li Na
  
6998In a major setback to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a key founder member __________ and Capt. G.R Gopinath quit the party in May 2014.
 A) Prasanth Bhusan
 B) Kumar Viswas
 C) Yogendra Yadav
 D) Shazia Ilmi
  
6999Who has been named the new interim US Ambassador to India after retirement of previous US Ambassador Nancy Powell in May 2014?
 A) Christopher R. Hill
 B) Sung Kim
 C) Kathleen Stephens
 D) Stephen W. Bosworth
  
7000A 14-year old girl from Andhra Pradesh, _________ has become the youngest woman to climb Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world in May 2014. She was accompanied by Anand and they carried photographs of BR Ambedkar and former IAS officer SR Sankaran to the top of the world.
 A) Chandriya
 B) Poornima
 C) Poorna
 D) None of These
  
7001The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) eased the gold import norms under the __________ in May 2014. Under this Scheme, Star trading houses and premier trading houses, which are registered as nominated agencies by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) now can import gold.
 A) 15: 85 Scheme
 B) 30: 70 Scheme
 C) 25: 75 Scheme
 D) 10: 90 Scheme
  
7002Who took oath as the new Minister of State of Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge) and External Affairs as a part of Modi Government in May 2014?
 A) Shripad Yesso Naik
 B) Santosh Kumar Gangwar
 C) Inderjit Singh Rao
 D) General V.K. Singh
  
7003Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) Chairman __________ has been awarded with the -CEO of the Year- at the 2014 Platts Global Metals Awards. The award was presented to him in May 2014 in recognition of a comprehensive leadership style demonstrated by him to place SAIL on the path of robust growth in spite of price volatility and increased competition.
 A) R.V. Verma
 B) M N Vidyashankar
 C) C S Verma
 D) KS Popli
  
7004India-s 2nd largest smartphone player, Micromax has appointed _________ as its new Chief Executive Officer in May 2014.
 A) Vineet Taneja
 B) Manish Sahi
 C) Akash Passey
 D) VRV Sriprasad
  
7005Production of India-s first homemade car, ___________, has been halted by Hindustan Motors at its plant in Kolkata due to weak demand and financing problems in May 2014. Modelled on the Morris Oxford it went into production in 1957.
 A) Maruti 800
 B) Omni
 C) Ambassador
 D) Fiat
  
7006"International Museum Day" is observed on __________.
 A) 18-May
 B) 21-May
 C) 24-May
 D) 22-May
  
7007Ace shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu won ________ at the World Women's Team Championship for the Uber Cup held in May 2014 to create new history.
 A) Gold medal
 B) Silver medal
 C) Bronze medal
 D) Both Bronze and Silver Medals
  
7008Who won the Monaco Grand Prix held in May 2014?
 A) Nico Rosberg
 B) Lewis Hamilton
 C) Sebastian Vettel
 D) Daniel Ricciardo
  
7009Which country won its maiden Thomas Cup badminton title held in New Delhi in May 2014?
 A) China
 B) Japan
 C) Malaysia
 D) Thailand
  
7010India-s balance of payment (BoP) sharply jumped to __________ in the fourth quarter of 2013—14, as per RBI data published in May 2014.
 A) USD 5.1 billion
 B) USD 7.057 billion
 C) USD 12.34 billion
 D) USD 19 billion
  
7011The current account deficit dstood at _______ of GDP in fourth quarter of FY14 comapred to 3.6% of GDP in the same quarter last year, as per the data published by the RBI in may 2014. In FY14, current account deficit dropped to 1.7% of GDP, or USD 32.4 billion, from 4.7% of GDP or USD 87.8 billion in the previous fiscal year FY13.
 A) 0.8%
 B) 1.2%
 C) 0.2%
 D) 2.3%
  
7012Which country became the top source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into India, as per the latest data published by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) in May 2014?
 A) Singapore
 B) Mauritius
 C) Germany
 D) UK
  
7013Network18 has appointed _________ as CEO of IBN18 Network in May 2014. He will be responsible for the day-to-day operational, strategic and financial management of the general news network.
 A) Vineet Taneja
 B) Manish Sahi
 C) Avinash Kaul
 D) VRV Sriprasad
  
7014Which Indian corporate leader was selected to co-chair 2014 edition of the World Economic Forum on Africa held in May 2014?
 A) Anand Mahindra
 B) Adi Godrej
 C) Sunil Bharti Mittal
 D) Azim Premji
  
7015Who took oath as the new Minister of State of Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) as a part of Modi Government in May 2014?
 A) Shripad Yesso Naik
 B) Santosh Kumar Gangwar
 C) Inderjit Singh Rao
 D) General V.K. Singh
  
7016The list of Forbes' 100 most powerful women published in May 2014 was topped by _________.
 A) Janet Yellen
 B) Melinda Gates
 C) Angela Merkel
 D) Hillary Clinton
  
7017The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah passed away in Kuala Lumpur. Sultan Azlan Shah was known as the Father of Malaysian _________ for his colossal contribution to the sport for over 41 years, both as a player and an administrator.
 A) Football
 B) Hockey
 C) Badminton
 D) Snooker
  
7018Who was given additional charge of Governor of the new proposed state of Telangana in May 2014?
 A) D. Y. Patil
 B) Shekhar Dutt
 C) Janaki Ballabh Patnaik
 D) E S L Narasimhan
  
7019The Narendra Modi Cabinet at its very first meeting announced to set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) in May 2014 to unearth black money as ordered by the Supreme Court earlier. Who was appointed as the head of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in the black money issue.
 A) Justice MB Shah
 B) Justice N.P. Singh
 C) Justice B.S. Chauhan
 D) Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur
  
7020"World Hypertension Day" is observed on __________.
 A) 18-May
 B) 16-May
 C) 14-May
 D) 22-May
  
7021The Modi-led Government has appointed whom as the new Attorney General of India, the top law officer of the country, in May 2014?
 A) Mukul Rohatgi
 B) Goolam Vahanvati
 C) Mohan Parasaran
 D) None of These
  
7022Who has been appointed as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May 2014?
 A) Syamal Kumar Sarkar
 B) Anil Goswami
 C) Nripendra Misra
 D) Ajit Doval
  
7023State Bank of India Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya and ICICI Bank Managing Director Chanda Kochhar are among the five women from India who are featured in Forbes' 100 most powerful women in the world published in May 2014. Bhattacharya is ranked _______ on the power list, while Kochhar is ranked at 43rd.
 A) 36th
 B) 31st
 C) 40th
 D) 23rd
  
7024Infosys Ltd President __________-, widely considered to be the next CEO to succeed S D Shibulal when he retires in January 2015, has resigned from the Company in May 2014.
 A) U B Pravin Rao
 B) Ashok Vemuri
 C) Basab Pradhan
 D) B.G. Srinivas
  
7025Who took oath as the new Minister of State of Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge) as a part of Modi Government in May 2014?
 A) Shripad Yesso Naik
 B) Santosh Kumar Gangwar
 C) Inderjit Singh Rao
 D) Dharmendra Pradhan
  
7026Who has been elected as the Captain of the Indian Cricket team for the One Day series (ODI) in Bangladesh which will be held from 15th June (announced in May 2014).
 A) Virat Kohli
 B) Shikhar Dhawan
 C) Suresh Raina
 D) Gautam Gambhir
  
7027Which Global tech company announced that it would buy Beats for about USD 3 billion in may 2014?
 A) Apple
 B) Facebook
 C) Google
 D) Microsoft
  
7028US economic growth stood at ________ in the first quarter of the current year 2014 (announced in May 2014).
 A) 2.6%
 B) 0.2%
 C) 1.5%
 D) -1%
  
7029Prime Minister Narendra Modi quit his ___________ Lok Sabha seat in May 2014. As per rule, a member who has been elected from two Lok Sabha constituencies, has to vacate one of the seats within 14 days of the declaration of result.
 A) Varanasi
 B) Vadodara
 C) Ahmedabad
 D) Lucknow
  
7030India-s indigenously developed ________ rockets were successfully test-fired thrice  from a multi-barrel rocket launcher at an armament base in Chandipur in May 2014. The rockets with a range of 40 km and capable of acting as a force-multiplier, were developed to supplement artillery guns.
 A) Brahmos
 B) Akaash
 C) Pinaka
 D) Agni
  
7031Which Indian company announced to acquire control of Network 18 Media and Investments Ltd, including its subsidiary TV18 Broadcast Ltd for Rs 4,000 crore in May 2014? This suite includes In.com, IBNLive.com, Moneycontrol.com, Firstpost.com, Cricketnext.in, Homeshop18.com, Bookmyshow.com; the broadcast channels include Colors, CNNIBN, CNBC TV18, IBN7, CNBC Awaaz.
 A) UTV Network
 B) Reliance Communication
 C) Reliance Industries
 D) Bharti Airtel
  
7032Who has been chosen as the President-elect of Egypt in May 2014 and will be the new President of Egypt.
 A) Mohamed Hussein Tantawi
 B) Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil El-Sisi
 C) Mohamed ElBaradei
 D) Nasserist Hamdeen Sabahy
  
7033Who has emerged winner of Malawi's presidential election in May 2014 after getting 36.4% of the total votes. Post election result, he was also sworn in as Malawi's president in May 2014.
 A) Lazarus Chakwera
 B) Joyce Banda
 C) Peter Mutharika
 D) Atupele Muluzi
  
7034Who has been appointed as the Vice President and Auditor General of World Bank in May 2014? He will be responsible for providing leadership on evaluating and improving the effectiveness of the bank's risk management, control and governance processes.
 A) Jim Yong Kim
 B) Nena Stoiljkovic
 C) Xian Zhu
 D) Hiroshi Naka
  
7035Who took oath as the new Minister of State of Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge) as a part of Modi Government in May 2014?
 A) Shripad Yesso Naik
 B) Piyush Goyal
 C) Inderjit Singh Rao
 D) Dharmendra Pradhan
  
7036"World Thalassaemia Day" is observed on __________.
 A) 8-May
 B) 16-May
 C) 9-May
 D) 12-May
  
7037Brazil's economy grew by  ___________ in the first quarter of 2014, as per the data published by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics in May 2014. It has also revised down economic growth in the last quarter of 2013 to 0.4%.
 A) -0.4%
 B) 1.1%
 C) 0.2%
 D) 0.9%
  
7038Which Senior Congress leader has been appointed as the Protem Speaker in the new Lok Sabha in May 2014. He performed the duties of Protem Speaker from the commencement of the 16th Lok Sabha session till the election of the new Speaker.
 A) Kapil Sibal
 B) Kamal Nath
 C) Shashi Tharoor
 D) Digvijay Singh
  
7039Senior police officer and former Intelligence Bureau Chief ___________ appointed as the National Security Adviser in May 2014.
 A) Syamal Kumar Sarkar
 B) Anil Goswami
 C) Nripendra Misra
 D) Ajit Doval
  
7040The logo of Telangana, India's 29th State, was formally announced in May 2014 and was launched on 2nd June. It is designed by whom?
 A) Laxman Aelay
 B) Udaya Kumar
 C) Thota Vaikuntam
 D) None of These
  
7041Which Indian Cricketer was selected as the goodwill ambassador of 35th National Games in May 2014 that is scheduled to be held in Kerala in January-February 2015?
 A) Rahul Dravid
 B) Saurav Ganguly
 C) Sachin Tendulkar
 D) Sunil Gavaskar
  
7042India's Fiscal deficit stood at ___________of GDP in the last financial year 2013-14 (announced in May 20104).
 A) 4.1%
 B) 4.5%
 C) 4.9%
 D) 5.6%
  
7043Famous Hindi writer _____________ received the prestigious Vyas Samman for the year 2013 (Awarded in May 2014). The literary prize carries a citation and a cash amount of 2.5 lakh rupees and memento.
 A) Vishwanath Tripathi
 B) Ravuri Bharadwaja
 C) Prathibha Ray
 D) Narendra Kohli
  
7044India-s economy grew by ___________ in the last quarter (January-March) of the financial year 2013-14 (announced in May 2014).
 A) 4.6%
 B) 4.5%
 C) 4.9%
 D) 5.2%
  
7045The world's highest tunnel for high-speed trains became operational in May 2014 at an altitude of 3,607.4 metres in which country?
 A) Switzerland
 B) Japan
 C) China
 D) Germany
  
7046Total 54 Indian companies are included in Forbes- annual list of the world-s 2000 largest and most powerful public companies, as per the list published by the renowned business magazine in May 2014. Which Indian Copmany leads the list with 135th rank among the Indian companies?
 A) Reliance Industries
 B) State Bank of India
 C) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
 D) ICICI Bank
  
7047Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana (MGPSY) was recerntly launched in which Middle East country in the fourth week of April 2014? Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana (MGPSY) Scheme is a pension and life insurance scheme and is recognised by the Indian government.
 A) Qatar
 B) UAE
 C) Saudi Arabia
 D) Kuwait
  
7048Sprint star Tyson Gay has received a one-year doping ban from the US Anti-Doping Association in May 2014. He is from which country?
 A) US
 B) UK
 C) France
 D) South Africa
  
7049Rakesh Agrawal , an Indian-origin executive of online payment processing firm _______ has been fired for allegedly posting derogatory and offensive tweets in May 2014.
 A) VISA
 B) PayPal
 C) Mastercard
 D) American Express
  
7050Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), transport division, handed over ____________ flying test bird aircraft to DRDO in May 2014.
 A) Aakash
 B) Pinaka
 C) Nabhratna
 D) Brahmos
  
7051The Defence Ministry has appointed ___________ as the next Army Chief in May 2014 after receiving go ahead from the Election Commission.
 A) Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag
 B) Lt Gen MMS Rai
 C) Lt Gen SK Singh
 D) None of These
  
7052The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) appointed _________ as the next Ambassador to Turkey in May 2014.
 A) N A K Browne
 B) Rahul Kulshreshth
 C) Suresh Kumar Reddy
 D) Asoke Kumar Mukerji
  
7053Which journalist __________ won 2014 UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. He received the award worth of 25000 US dollars by the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova in Paris in may 2014.
 A) Nedim ?ener
 B) Soner Yalç?n
 C) Ahmet Sik
 D) Bar?? Pehlivan
  
7054New Element _________ which is temporarily called Ununseptium was identified and will be added in the periodic table. Ununseptium will get an official name soon and will be considered a Group VII element. It was to be put into the same family as fluorine, bromine and chlorine.
 A) 119
 B) 117
 C) 120
 D) 116
  
7055The Supreme court banned -jallikattu- (bull fighting) and bullock cart racing in which Indian state in a ruling announced in May 2014?
 A) Kerala
 B) Karnataka
 C) Tamil Nadu
 D) Andhra Pradesh
  
7056"Coal Miners' Day" is observed on __________.
 A) 8-May
 B) 4-May
 C) 9-May
 D) 12-May
  
7057Which Indian academy has been selected in 2014 by the Business Initiative Directives Group (BIDG), Madrid (Spain) for the International Arch of Europe Award for quality and technology in Gold Category (announced in May 2014)?
 A) Indian Police Academy
 B) National Defence Academy
 C) Indian Aviation Academy
 D) Indian Forest Research Academy
  
7058India's rank have dropped by two places to the _________ spot in the latest FIFA Rankings published in May 2014.
 A) 136th
 B) 150th
 C) 141st
 D) 147th
  
7059Nedurumilli Janardhan Reddy passed away in Hyderabad on 9 May 2014. He was former Chief Minister of _________________.
 A) Kerala
 B) Karnataka
 C) Madhya Pradesh
 D) Andhra Pradesh
  
7060UN Envoy on Syria ___________ submitted his resignation to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York in May 2014. He was appointed as the peace-facilitator in Syria on 17 August 2012 to replace the former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
 A) Lakhdar Brahimi
 B) Walid Muallem
 C) Sergey Lavrov
 D) None of These
  

 
 
 
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6811Ans) 10 lakhs
6812Ans) Cricket
6813Ans) Rial
6814Ans) Sale or purchase of government securities
6815Ans) Lending done by banks to customers not meeting with normally required credit appraisal standards
6816Ans) Liquidity
6817Ans) All the above
6818Ans) Nivedita Bhasin
6819Ans) CSIR
6820Ans) Afghanistan
6821Ans) Central Statistics Office
6822Ans) Rana Dasgupta
6823Ans) Banks will have to lock some additional funds with the RBI
6824Ans) Net Asset Value
6825Ans) Literature
6826Ans) To protect human rights
6827Ans) Risk management
6828Ans) Financial Literacy and Credit Counseling
6829Ans) Priority sector loans
6830Ans) Paris
6831Ans) Separate
6832Ans) Recovery of loans
6833Ans) Dirham
6834Ans) Nelson Mandela
6835Ans) Gujarat
6836Ans) Maharashtra
6837Ans) Himachal Pradesh
6838Ans) Three years
6839Ans) Kiran Bedi
6840Ans) Tim Berners Lee
6841Ans) Chetan Bhagat
6842Ans) Lahore
6843Ans) Jerry Pinto
6844Ans) Microsoft
6845Ans) National Security
6846Ans) Full capital account convertibility
6847Ans) Juba
6848Ans) France
6849Ans) Goal of the Year
6850Ans) Argentina
6851Ans) Golf
6852Ans) Meerut
6853Ans) Dada Bhai Naoroji
6854Ans) Lord Irwin  "
6855Ans) Karachi Session 1943
6856Ans) Lahore
6857Ans) Rajkot
6858Ans) May 1949
6859Ans) State Governments
6860Ans) Potato
6861Ans) 15th
6862Ans) Rajnath Singh
6863Ans) Pohang University of Science and Technology
6864Ans) USD 45 billion
6865Ans) 1-May
6866Ans) 6.3%
6867Ans) Pfizer
6868Ans) Mark Fields
6869Ans) Michael Hudson McHugh
6870Ans) 3rd
6871Ans) Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
6872Ans) Arun Jaitley
6873Ans) Air India
6874Ans) 31-May
6875Ans) 29-May
6876Ans) P Elango
6877Ans) Manavjit Singh Sandhu
6878Ans) First
6879Ans) 5th
6880Ans) All of Them
6881Ans) Google
6882Ans) 3-May
6883Ans) West Bengal
6884Ans) Ravinder Dahiya
6885Ans) Carrefour
6886Ans) Sushma Swaraj
6887Ans) Sania Mirza and Cara Black
6888Ans) Kamal Chawla
6889Ans) First Tuesday of May
6890Ans) Juan Carlos Varela
6891Ans) Ahmed Maitiq
6892Ans) Astra
6893Ans) M N Vidyashankar
6894Ans) R.V. Verma
6895Ans) ING Vysya
6896Ans) 8-May
6897Ans) Tata Motors
6898Ans) Economics
6899Ans) Waqar Younis
6900Ans) Ravi Shankar Prasad
6901Ans) Sunil Bharti Mittal
6902Ans) 25%
6903Ans) Lalit Modi
6904Ans) Dipika Pallikal
6905Ans) 0.5%
6906Ans) Bayer
6907Ans) 9-May
6908Ans) Virat Kohli
6909Ans) Mark Selby
6910Ans) Gujarat
6911Ans) Kerala
6912Ans) 10 years
6913Ans) Malaysia
6914Ans) Smriti Irani
6915Ans) Japan
6916Ans) 0.25%
6917Ans) 11-May
6918Ans) Kavery Banerjee
6919Ans) RuPay
6920Ans) Delhi
6921Ans) 54
6922Ans) 100%
6923Ans) N Chandrababu Naidu
6924Ans) Nitin Gadkari
6925Ans) 1.8%
6926Ans) Saradha
6927Ans) Emperador
6928Ans) USD 10 billion
6929Ans) Lord Swraj Paul
6930Ans) Manchester City
6931Ans) Rafael Nadal
6932Ans) 15-May
6933Ans) Maneka Gandhi
6934Ans) Lewis Hamilton
6935Ans) Ronnie O-Sullivan
6936Ans) Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag
6937Ans) Vikas Gowda
6938Ans) -0.5
6939Ans) 8.59%
6940Ans) Archana Ramasundaram
6941Ans) Manipur
6942Ans) 17-May
6943Ans) Major Gen. Kristin Lund
6944Ans) National University of Singapore
6945Ans) 0.2%
6946Ans) Sahoo Panel
6947Ans) Justice B.S. Chauhan
6948Ans) Prakash Javadekar
6949Ans) Antilia
6950Ans) VRV Sriprasad
6951Ans) 5.2%
6952Ans) 282 Seats
6953Ans) Pawan Chamling
6954Ans) D.V. Sadananda Gowda
6955Ans) 24-May
6956Ans) Nitish Kuamr
6957Ans) T.R. Zeliang
6958Ans) India
6959Ans) Tata Steel
6960Ans) The Leela Palaces
6961Ans) United Kingdom
6962Ans) AT&T
6963Ans) Nabam Tuki
6964Ans) Jitan Ram Manjhi
6965Ans) 31-May
6966Ans) C Rangarajan
6967Ans) Ashok Jacob
6968Ans) Ramvilas Paswan
6969Ans) MasterCard
6970Ans) Nuclear Scientist
6971Ans) Pankaj Advani
6972Ans) 22-May
6973Ans) Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati
6974Ans) Shahrukh Khan
6975Ans) Thailand
6976Ans) Credit Suisse
6977Ans) Virat Kohli
6978Ans) Russia
6979Ans) Anandiben Patel
6980Ans) Naveen Patnaik
6981Ans) Narendra Kumar Verma
6982Ans) Lewis Hamilton
6983Ans) Flipkart.com
6984Ans) 28-May
6985Ans) IndiGo
6986Ans) Churchill Brothers
6987Ans) Radha Mohan Singh
6988Ans) Rajiv Mathur
6989Ans) July 1, 2014
6990Ans) Second
6991Ans) USD 3.53 billion
6992Ans) Jacob Zuma
6993Ans) Akhil Rekulapelli
6994Ans) Real Madrid
6995Ans) Harsh Vardhan
6996Ans) 21-May
6997Ans) Serena Williams
6998Ans) Shazia Ilmi
6999Ans) Kathleen Stephens
7000Ans) Poorna
7001Ans) 20: 80 Scheme
7002Ans) General V.K. Singh
7003Ans) C S Verma
7004Ans) Vineet Taneja
7005Ans) Ambassador
7006Ans) 18-May
7007Ans) Bronze medal
7008Ans) Nico Rosberg
7009Ans) Japan
7010Ans) USD 7.057 billion
7011Ans) 0.2%
7012Ans) Singapore
7013Ans) Avinash Kaul
7014Ans) Sunil Bharti Mittal
7015Ans) Shripad Yesso Naik
7016Ans) Angela Merkel
7017Ans) Hockey
7018Ans) E S L Narasimhan
7019Ans) Justice MB Shah
7020Ans) 12-May
7021Ans) Mukul Rohatgi
7022Ans) Nripendra Misra
7023Ans) 36th
7024Ans) B.G. Srinivas
7025Ans) Dharmendra Pradhan
7026Ans) Suresh Raina
7027Ans) Apple
7028Ans) -1%
7029Ans) Vadodara
7030Ans) Pinaka
7031Ans) Reliance Industries
7032Ans) Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil El-Sisi
7033Ans) Peter Mutharika
7034Ans) Hiroshi Naka
7035Ans) Piyush Goyal
7036Ans) 9-May
7037Ans) 0.2%
7038Ans) Kamal Nath
7039Ans) Ajit Doval
7040Ans) Laxman Aelay
7041Ans) Sachin Tendulkar
7042Ans) 4.5%
7043Ans) Vishwanath Tripathi
7044Ans) 4.6%
7045Ans) China
7046Ans) Reliance Industries
7047Ans) UAE
7048Ans) US
7049Ans) PayPal
7050Ans) Nabhratna
7051Ans) Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag
7052Ans) Rahul Kulshreshth
7053Ans) Ahmet Sik
7054Ans) 117
7055Ans) Tamil Nadu
7056Ans) 4-May
7057Ans) Indian Aviation Academy
7058Ans) 147th
7059Ans) Andhra Pradesh
7060Ans) Lakhdar Brahimi