Daily Practice Quiz Published in April 2014

Daily Practice Questions published in April 2014
Sl No.Question
6251Who won the National Billiard Championships held in Lucknow in Feb 2014?
A) Sourav Kothari
B) Alok Kumar
C) B. Bhaskar
D) Dhruv Sitwala
6252Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram inaugurated India-s first post office savings bank ATM in ___________ in February 2014. The ATM was launched as a part of an Information Technology (IT) modernisation project of the Department of Posts in order to boost its core banking network.
A) Bangalore
B) Hyderabad
C) Chennai
D) Kochin
 
6253General Motors India has appointed whom as its President and Managing Director, effective from 1st March 2014?
A) Lowell Paddock
B) Arvind Saxena
C) Nigel Harris
D) Joginder Singh
6254India has joined the elite group of nations when the Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) was commissioned into the Indian Navy at INS Hansa in ________ in Feb 2014.
A) Mumbai
B) Visakhapatnam
C) Panaji
D) Kochin
6255Indian-origin hedge fund portfolio manager Mathew Martoma has been convicted for his role in the $275 million insider trading scheme in Feb 2014. He worked for which hedge fund?
A) S.A.C. Capital Advisors
B) Fairfax Financial Holdings
C) Brevan Howard
D) Fortress Investment Group
6256India was ranked _____ in the list of ten countries in terms of digital governance as per the report on digital governance released by Accenture in February 2014.
A) 7th
B) 10th
C) 8th
D) 9th
6257The President of India presented the International Gandhi Award for the year 2013 to Dr. Vijaykumar Vinayak Dongre (VV Dongre) and Prof. Guocheng Zhang in February 2014 for making outstanding contributions in the field of _______ to eradicate the disease through treatment, training and research.
A) Polio
B) HIV-AIDS
C) Leprosy
D) Tuberculosis
6258Who has been conferred with the -Youth Achievers Award- at the sixth Global Marketing and Social Media award ceremony held at Mumbai in Feb 2014?
A) Bharat Gupta
B) V. K. Hamzah Abbas
C) Shireen Bhan
D) Swapan Dasgupta
6259Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and _________ unveil 360-degree online view of 30 monuments in Feb 2014 in which 30 Indian monuments including Taj Mahal can now be "visited" online with a 360-degree panoramic view.
A) Yahoo
B) Microsoft
C) Facebook
D) Google
6260Which Indian Cricketer was appointed as the brand ambassador of the Gujarat State Election Commission in Feb 2014?
A) Cheteshwar Pujara
B) Virat Kohli
C) Suresh Raina
D) Rohit Sharma
6261Which Indian-born scientist won the Protein Science Young Investigator Award for 2014 at Cambridge (announced in Feb 2014)? The Protein Science Young Investigator Award is given by the Protein Society for important contribution made in the study of proteins.
A) Vijay Singh
B) Madan Babu
C) Utpal Bhadra
D) Obaid Siddiqi
6262Which social networking company announced to launch of Chinese version of its site in February 2014?  The Chinese language website will be a beta or test version of the site.
A) Orkut
B) Facebook
C) LinkedIn
D) Google Plus
6263The only work of fiction ever written by Charlie Chaplin, __________ was published in Feb 2014.
A) Footlight
B) Comedian
C) Limelight Actor
D) Chapline Time
6264Which team secured third place in the Hockey India League held at Ranchi in February 2014?
A) Ranchi Rhinos
B) Delhi Waveriders
C) Jaypee Punjab Warriors
D) Uttar Pradesh Wizards
6265The UNAIDS has announced _____________ as -Zero Discrimination Day- in Feb 2014.
A) 4-March
B) 1-March
C) 1-April
D) 12-April
6266Which Indian state was awarded with the Krishi Karman award 2014 for highest foodgrain production (announced in Feb 2014)?
A) Punjab
B) West Bengal
C) Odissa
D) Madhya Pradesh
6267Which Indian Origin ___________ developed a low cost Braille Printer using lego Set in Feb 2014?
A) Geeta Chandran
B) Varun Arora
C) Bunker Roy
D) Shubham Banerjee
6268Which country announced its plan to build the world-s longest underwater tunnel beneath the Bohai Sea in Feb 2014 which will be completed by 2026?
A) Singapore
B) Japan
C) China
D) South Korea
6269Which country topped the list of countries in terms of digital governance as per the report on digital governance released by Accenture in February 2014.
A) Singapore
B) Norway
C) UAE
D) Sweden
6270Finance minister P Chidambaram has presented his interim budget  for 2014 in Feb 2014. He has allocated ________ more to Nirbhaya Fund.
A) Rs 1500 crore
B) Rs 1000 crore
C) Rs 1300 crore
D) Rs 500 crore
6271Who was awarded with the Amazing Indian Award 2014 (announced in Feb 2014)?
A) Tomas Halik
B) Chandi Prasad Bhatt
C) Arunima Sinha
D) None of These
6272Which country will host World Bridge Championship 2015 for Bermuda Bowl (men) and Venice Cup (women) as per World Bridge Federation (WBF) announcement in February 2014?
A) UK
B) Germany
C) Australia
D) India
6273Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, President of _________ was on an official visit to India in February 2014.
A) Sudan
B) Libya
C) Zanzibar
D) Kenya
6274Global Software giant Microsoft has named whom as its new Chairman in Feb 2014?
A) Steve Ballmer
B) Satya Nadella
C) John Thompson
D) Sundar Pichai
6275Who has been appointed Special Advisor to United Nations to help steer the multi-nation body frame a policy and ensure its implementation in the area of broadband and associated cyber security issues in Feb 2014?
A) Sumit bose
B) M F Farooqui
C) Vivek Lall
D) Ratan P Watal
6276India-s National Women-s day celebrated on 13th February every year, in the memory of which Indian woman?
A) Annie Besant
B) Indira Gandhi
C) Sarojini Naidu
D) Sucheta Kriplani
6277India has signed agreements on -Green Energy Corridors- with which country in Feb 2014?
A) UK
B) Germany
C) France
D) Sweden
6278Which Indian stock exchange launched a new volatility index named as "India (VIX)" which is based on the index options prices of that exchange in Feb 2014?
A) National Stock Exchange
B) Bombay Stock Exchange
C) MCX
D) None of These
6279According to Fortune Magazine report published in Feb 2014, Which company has been named as the best company to work for the fifth consecutive year?
A) Google
B) Microsoft
C) Facebook
D) Boston Consulting Group
6280Joachim Guack, President of ________ visited India in Feb 2014.
A) France
B) Germany
C) Norway
D) Sweden
6281Which Indian shooter has become the first person to clinch three gold medals in the Inter-Shoot Tri-series Shooting in the Air Pistol event held at Hague, Netherlands in Feb 2014?
A) Abhinav Bindra
B) Saurav Ghosal
C) Annu Raj Singh
D) Rahi Sarnobot
6282Which NGO won the Gold Shield and Hall of Fame for Excellence award in Financial Reporting for the year 2012-13 by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) in Feb 2014?
A) Care Promise Welfare Society
B) Alexis Centre For Women's Development
C) Akshaya Patra Foundation
D) Comet Media Foundation
6283The 101st edition of annual Session of Indian Science Congress (ISC) was held in which university in Feb 2014? Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India
inaugurated the event.
A) Bombay University
B) Calcutta University
C) Delhi University
D) University of Jammu
6284Which Indian state has become the first state to legally ban the consumption of all forms of smokeless tobacco including pan masala in Feb 2014?
A) Haryana
B) Guajarat
C) Maharashtra
D) Assam
6285Which Indian state announced to set up an Automotive Industrial Development Centre named as "Auto City" in Feb 2014 to offer investment facilitation services to companies willing to invest in the automotive industry?
A) Tamil Nadu
B) Guajarat
C) Maharashtra
D) Haryana
6286Prime Minister of India inaugurated Indira Paryavaran Bhawan in ________ in Feb 2014. This Bhawan will house the Ministry of Environment and Forest and will be India-s first on site Net Zero Building.
A) Dehradun
B) Gurgaon
C) New Delhi
D) Hyderabad
6287Indian Government has set up a one-man expert committee headed by ________ in Feb 2014 to study and examine the demand of a separate Bodoland state from Assam.
A) G K Pillai
B) Sam Pitroda
C) Sudarsanam Srinivasan
D) Arun Maira
6288IRCTC launched _______ Scheme in February 2014 to make payment process fast and to reduce transaction failures due to bank payment related problems.
A) E-Paisa
B) E-Wallet
C) E-Money
D) E-Credit
6289Indian Government increased the workdays under MNREGA from 100 days to  __________ for tribals in Feb 2014.
A) 120 days
B) 130 days
C) 150 days
D) 180 days
6290Which Indian publishing house has agreed to withdraw American Indologist Wendy Doniger-s book "The Hindus: An Alternative History" from the Indian market following an out-of-court settlement in Feb 2014?
A) Penguin India
B) Tata Mcgrow Hill
C) Pearson India
D) None of These
6291MP L. Rajagopal used a can of pepper spray inside the Lok Sabha to protest against the tabling of Telengana Bill in Feb 2014. He belonged to which political party at the time of the incident?
A) Telugu Desam Party
B) YSR Congres
C) Indian National Congress
D) Telangana Rashtra Samithi
6292Which Musician/Music Director has been appointed the goodwill ambassador of Unesco Nepal-s -Education For All- in Feb 2014?
A) Shankar Mahadevan
B) S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
C) A R Rahman
D) Bappi Lahiri
6293Rishang Keishing, the oldest Parliamentarian of India decided to retire in February at an age of 94. He belonged to which political party?
A) Manipur Peoples Party
B) Indian National Congress
C) Naga National Party
D) People's Liberation Army of Manipur
6294India has signed two agreements with which country for fighting against international terrorism as well as avoiding double taxation in Feb 2014?
A) Malaysia
B) China
C) Sri Lanka
D) Bangladesh
6295Who has been appointed as the new captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore in Feb 2014?
A) Virat Kohli
B) Chris Gayle
C) Daniel Vettori
D) None of These
6296Which chess player won the Grenke Chess Classic title 2013 held in Feb 2014?
A) Magnus Carlsen
B) Vladimir Kramnik
C) Viswanathan Anand
D) Arkadij Naiditsch
6297Indian government has scrapped a multi billion helicopter deal with AgustaWestland due to corruption in Feb 2014. This company is from which country?
A) France
B) Spain
C) Italy
D) Germany
6298Which movie won the "Best Film" award in the BAFTA 2014 Awards presented in February 2014?
A) 12 Years a slave
B) American Hustle
C) The Wolf of Wall Street
D) Dollas Buyers Club
6299The Central Government has appointed whom as Chairman and Managing Director of Punjab & Sind Bank (PSB) in Feb 2014?
A) B K Divakara
B) S.R. Bansal
C) Jatinder Bir Singh
D) DP Singh
6300Indian Olympic Association conducted its polls in Feb 2014 and _________ was elected as the president. This also cleared India-s return to the Olympic fold.
A) Anil Khanna
B) N Ramachandran
C) N. Srinivasan
D) Akhilesh Das Gupta
6301No confidence Motion against the Union Council of Ministers can be initiated ___________.
A) in the Rajya Sabha only
B) in the Lok Sabha only
C) Both in the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha
D) in the State Assemblies
6302Who was the founder of Arya Samaj?
A) Swami Vivekananda
B) Swami Dayanand
C) Raja Rammohan Roy
D) Ashutosh Mukherjee
6303Which state has decided to start "Rani Laxmibai Pension Scheme" under which beneficiaries will get Rs.400 per month?
A) Bihar
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Andhra Pradesh
6304The monk who influenced Ashoka to embrace Buddhism was ___________.
A) Vishnu Gupta
B) Upa Gupta
C) Brahma Gupta
D) Brihadrath
6305Which country will host the 2014 Twenty20 cricket world cup?
A) Bangladesh
B) Sri Lanka
C) India
D) England
6306If a Money Bill passed by the Lok Sabha is not returned by the Rajya Sabha within 14 days, then ____________________.
A) Lok Sabha will reconsider it
B) Money Bill will be rejected
C) President will summon a joint meeting of both the Houses to discuss it
D) The bill will be sent to the President for his signature and consent
6307An excess of expenditures over revenues is called?
A) Depreciation
B) Budget deficit
C) Deflation
D) Balance of Payment
6308Which of the following is NOT a Union Territory?
A) Goa
B) Lakshadweep
C) Dadar and Nagar Haveli
D) Chandigarh
6309In ancient India, the earliest capital of Magadha kingdom was at  ______________.
A) Pataliputra
B) Rajgir
C) Vaishali
D) Varanasi
6310Dr. Verghese Kurien passed away on September 9, 2012. He is the father of India's?
A) Green Revolution
B) Blue Revolution
C) Yellow Revolution
D) White Revolution
6311Who among the following historical personalities of India is also known as vishnugutpa?
A) Bilhana
B) Kalidasa
C) Patanjali
D) Chanakya
6312Who is the author of the book 'Jinnah and Tilak: Comrades in the Freedom Struggle'?
A) Jaswant Singh
B) Ram Jethmalani
C) A.G.Noorani
D) L.K.Advani
6313Which event brought about a profound change Ashoka-s administrative policy?
A) The Third Buddhist Council
B) The Kalinga War
C) His embracing of Buddhism
D) His sending of missionary to Ceylon
6314The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was established in 1972 with its headquarters in ________?
A) Berne
B) Geneva
C) Vienna
D) Nairobi
6315Which of the following schemes has been started to provide health services in the rural areas?
A) Bharat Nirman
B) Operation Flood
C) JNNURM
D) ASHA
6316What is the new name of the former Soviet aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov, which has been procured by India?
A) INS Vikrant
B) INS Viraat
C) INS Vikramaditya
D) INS Chakra
6317Which of the following was the oldest dynasty of India?
A) Maurya
B) Gupta
C) Kushana
D) Kanva
6318Which state has launched India's first river-lake linking project?
A) Tamil Nadu
B) Gujarat
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) Madhya Pradesh
6319Which of the following places is associated with Jainism?
A) Kapilvastu
B) Pava
C) Prayag
D) Shravasti
6320Who is the author of the book 'The Audacity of Hope'?
A) George Bush
B) Bill Clinton
C) Mitt Romney
D) Barack Obama
6321What is Bancassurance?
A) An insurance scheme for all bank employees
B) Sale of insurance products through a bank
C) An insurance scheme to insure bank deposits
D) A bank deposit scheme for employees of insurance companies
6322Uttarakhand- State come into existence on ______________________.
A) Novemeber 1, 2000
B) November 9, 2000
C) November 10, 2001
D) January 1, 2008
6323By which one of the following Constitutional Amendments Delhi has become National Capital Region (NCR)?
A) 61st Amendment
B) 69th Amendment
C) 71st Amendment
D) 79th Amendment
6324Which Act was framed to deal more effectively with the problem of Non Performing Assets (NPAs) in banking system?
A) Banking Regulation Act
B) RBI Act
C) FEMA
D) SARFAESI Act
6325The division of Mauryan society into seven classes was particularly mentioned in ____________________.
A) Kautilya-s Arthashastra-
B) Ashokan edicts
C) The Purans
D) The -Indica- of Megasthenes
6326Andhra Pradesh was created as a linguistic state in which year?
A) 1950
B) 1953
C) 1956
D) 1961
6327The power to curve out a new State is vested in -
A) The Parliament
B) The President
C) The Council of Ministers
D) State-s Reorganisation Commission
6328Which one of the following Articles of the Constitution of India has provision for the President to proclaim emergency?
A) Article 352
B) Article 355
C) Article 356
D) Article 360
6329Who among the following was appointed by Ashoka to administer justice in his empire?
A) Sharmana
B) Uparika
C) Rajuka
D) Kumar Amatya
6330Kautilya-s Arthashastra- is a book on _____________.
A) economic relations
B) principle and practices of statecraft
C) foreign policy
D) duties of the king
6331Which of the following provides a network that enables financial institutions worldwide to exchange messages about financial transactions in a secure and reliable environment?
A) NEFT
B) RTGS
C) CHAPS
D) SWIFT
6332Who headed the committee to review the structure of the National Small Savings Fund (NSSF)?
A) Y.V. Reddy
B) Subir Gokarn
C) U.K. Sinha
D) Shyamala Gopinath
6333Who of the following was a contemporary of Alexander, the Great?
A) Bimbisara
B) Chandragupta Maurya
C) Ashoka
D) Pushyamitra Sunga
6334Which banks are insured by the Deposit Insurance and Credit G-uarantee Corporation (DICGC)?
A) Public Sector Banks
B) Private Banks
C) RRBs
D) All the above
6335Which of the following ports is called the "Offspring of Partition" as it was developed after the partition as a substitute for Karachi port?
A) Paradip
B) Ennore
C) Tuticorin
D) Kandla
6336As we all know child, labour is totally banned in India (Article 24). As per the -Child- means a person who has not completed -
A) 14 years age
B) 16 years age
C) 12 years age
D) 10 years age
6337The Indian king who opposed Alexander was _________
A) Ambhi
B) Porus
C) Dhanananda
D) Chandragupta
6338Charles Taylor received a 50-year-jail term recently for aiding and abetting crimes against humanity by a UN-backed war crimes court. He is the former President of which of the following African countries?
A) Rwanda
B) Liberia
C) Uganda
D) Sierra Leone
6339Mahavira was born in 6th century BC  at -
A) Vaishali
B) Magadha
C) Sarnath
D) None of these
6340Power, authority and responsibilities of municipalities a relisted in which one of the following schedules of the Constitution of India?
A) Ninth
B) Tenth
C) Eleventh
D) Twelfth
6341India's first Food Bank was inaugurated as part of war against hunger in June 2012 in which of the following cities?
A) Chennai
B) New Delhi
C) Hyderabad
D) Kolkata
6342Which was first capital of Magdha?
A) Pataliputra
B) Vaishali
C) Girivarja ( Rajgriha)
D) Champa
6343How many languages have recognized by the Constitution ____________.
A) 15
B) 18
C) 22
D) 24
6344Woori Bank has set up its first Indian branch in Chennai in April 2012. It is based in which of the following Asian countries?
A) China
B) Sri Lanka
C) Singapore
D) South Korea
6345FirstRand Bank started the retail and commercial banking operations in India in April 2012. It belongs to?
A) South Africa
B) Brazil
C) France
D) Germany
6346When Alexander invaded India, who were the rulers of Magadha?
A) Haryankas
B) Shishunagas
C) Nandas
D) Mauryas
6347Which of the following banks launched a dedicated 'Ajeevika' cell to help alleviating poverty in rural hinterlands on April 15, 2012?
A) RBI
B) SBI
C) NABARD
D) IDBI Bank
6348Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) is an organization that has compiled first ever index of security materials globally. It is based in?
A) UK
B) Japan
C) Israel
D) USA
6349Which of the following countries completed its second year of independence on July 9, 2013?
A) Vanuatu
B) Montenegro
C) North Sudan
D) South Sudan
6350Buddha means -
A) the enlightened one
B) the religious preacher
C) the genious
D) the powerful
6351Which state created a new Limca record by holding the largest guitar ensemble of the country in which 5,406 guitarists paid tribute to legendary singer Bhupen Hazarika in June 2012?
A) Meghalaya
B) Assam
C) Odisha
D) Manipur
6352Which of the following awards/ prizes is given only to Asians?
A) Man Booker Prize
B) Ramon Magsaysay Award
C) Right Livelihood Award
D) Templeton Prize
6353An Expert Committee on Gener-al Anti Avoidance Rules (GAAR) was constituted in July 2012. Who is its Chairman?
A) Parthasarathi Shome
B) N. Rangachary
C) Ajay Shah
D) Sunil Gupta
6354Which of the following organizations/agencies has launched an online complaint redressal system known as "SCORES"?
A) RBI
B) SEBI
C) IFCI
D) IBA
6355An economic system combining private sector and public sector is called?
A) Open economy
B) Closed economy
C) Mixed economy
D) Free trade economy
6356Which of the following is not decided by the Reserve Bank of India?
A) Repo rate
B) Reverse repo rate
C) Bank rate
D) Savings deposit rate
6357Which of the following currencies is used in Brazil?
A) Dollar
B) Real
C) Peso
D) Rand
6358Which of the following awards is given for contribution in the area of science & technology?
A) Kalidas Samman
B) Arjuna Award
C) Phalke Ratna Award
D) Vyas Samman
6359Who was appointed the new Chairman of the High Level Committee on Financing Infras-tructure in July 2012?
A) R. Gopalan
B) Deepak Parekh
C) Yogesh Agarwal
D) J. Harinarayan
6360The Government has set up a committee to recommend the framework for cloud computing services under the Chairmanship of?
A) Adi Godrej
B) Azim Premji
C) S. Gopalakrishnan
D) Vineet Nayar
6361Who became the first Britishman ever to win the Tour de France cycling competition that concluded in Paris, France in July 2012?
A) Bradley Wiggins
B) Chris Froome
C) Vincenzo Nibali
D) Cadel Evans
6362Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh was criticized by which of the following US magazines as "The Underachiever" in July 2012?
A) Newsweek
B) Wall Street Journal
C) TIME
D) Bloomberg
6363Who is the author of the book 'A Tale of Two Gardens'?
A) V.S. Naipaul
B) Octavio Paz
C) Mulk Raj Anand
D) Salman Rushdie
6364Which of the following organizations has decided to open its full-fledged office in India, only the fourth outside Geneva?
A) WHO
B) WEF
C) WTO
D) ILO
6365India Mortgage Guarantee Corp-oration (IMGC) is India's first mortgage guarantee company. It is a joint venture between Inter-national Finance Corporation (IFC), Asian Development Bank (ADB), US based financial security firm Genworth and?
A) NABARD
B) RBI
C) SIDBI
D) NHB
6366The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was established in which year?
A) 1972
B) 1975
C) 1981
D) 1969
6367Which of the following has launched 'Maa Thota' scheme in Andhra Pradesh to improve the lot of tribal families?
A) SBI
B) SBH
C) Andhra Bank
D) NABARD
6368As per the Coinage Act, 1906 Coins can be issued up to the denomination of?
A) Rs.10
B) Rs.100
C) Rs.1000
D) Rs.500
6369Lucknow Boy is the autobiography of which of the following eminent journalists?
A) Vinod Mehta
B) N.Ram
C) Vir Sanghavi
D) Pritish Nandi
6370Who elects the Vice President of India?
A) Members of Lok Sabha
B) Members of Rajya Sabha
C) Members of Legislative Assemblies
D) Both 1 and 2
6371Which of the following is not a Green House Gas (GHG)?
A) Carbon dioxide
B) Methane
C) Nitrous Oxide
D) Nitrogen
6372Where is the National Environm-ental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) located?
A) Lucknow
B) Hyderabad
C) Chennai
D) Coimbatore
6373An expert panel set up by the Prime Minister recommended complete decontrol of the sugar industry. Who headed this committee?
A) Kaushik Basu
B) Bimal Jalan
C) C.Rangarajan
D) Y.V.Reddy
6374A popular cricket commentator on All India Radio for four decades passed away in July 2012. Name him?
A) Abid Hussain
B) Suresh Saraiya
C) Dara Singh
D) None of These
6375Who is the author of the book 'Stay Hungry Stay Foolish'?
A) Arundhati Roy
B) Rashmi Bansal
C) Kiran Desai
D) Anita Desai
6376Hindalco Industries, one of the world's largest aluminium manufacturing companies, belongs to?
A) Aditya Birla Group
B) Vedanta Resources
C) Tata Group
D) Jindal Steel and Power
6377Gangnam style dance is in the news recently. It originated in?
A) West Indies
B) Brazil
C) USA
D) South Korea
6378Who has launched "Oceans Compact", an initiative to protect oceans from pollution, excessive fishing and global warming?
A) Irina Bokova
B) Ban Ki-moon
C) Barack Obama
D) Manmohan Singh
6379Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was appointed as brand ambassador of which of the following cricket associations to promote and develop cricket in that country?
A) Bhutan
B) Mayanmar
C) Nepal
D) Singapore
6380The Reserve Bank of India has constituted a committee to review the existing short term cooperative credit structure (STCCS). The committee is headed by?
A) Prakash Bakshi
B) Umesh Kumar
C) Mona Sharma
D) V.Ramakrishna Rao
6381Who is the author of the book "Many Lives, Many Masters"?
A) V.S. Naipaul
B) Amitav Ghosh
C) Brian Weiss
D) Salman Rushdie
6382Who is the author of the book "Where Shall We Go This Summer"?
A) Arundhati Roy
B) Shobha De
C) Jhumpa Lahiri
D) Anita Desai
6383The Union Cabinet formed Justice M.B. Shah Commission to conduct inquiry related to _____________?
A) Microfinance
B) 2G spectrum
C) Illegal mining
D) Gujarat riots
6384Fifty Shades of Grey is a novel written by?
A) Arundhati Roy
B) Jhumpa Lahiri
C) E.L. James
D) Orhan Pamuk
6385Keshubhai Patel, the former Chief Minister of Gujarat, resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Party in August 2012 and launched a new political party named ___________?
A) Gujarat Janata Party
B) Mahagujarat Janata Party
C) Gujarat Parivartan Party
D) Gujarat Congress Party
6386In which of the following states a new Greenfield airport will be constructed at Holongi at a cost of Rs.650 crore?
A) Karnataka
B) Arunachal Pradesh
C) Himachal Pradesh
D) Kerala
6387International Jazz Day is organized by UNESCO every year on?
A) May 27
B) April 30
C) May 31
D) October 30
6388Which of the following is an effort in the direction of Financial Inclusion?
A) Anywhere Banking
B) Internet Banking
C) Foreign Currency Accounts
D) No-Frills Accounts
6389RBI stopped circulation of the coin of which of the following denominations from June 2011?
A) 50 Paise
B) Rs.1
C) Rs.2
D) 25 Paise
6390"Playing to Win" is written by which of the following sportspersons?
A) Sania Mirza
B) Sachin Tendulkar
C) Saina Nehwal
D) Anil Kumble
6391The Tagore University for Liberal Arts is the first of the proposed 'innovation univers-ities'. It will come up in which of the following cities?
A) Pune
B) Kolkata
C) Bangalore
D) Hyderabad
6392Which of the following organizations releases World Investment Report?
A) UN
B) IMF
C) World Bank
D) UNCTAD
6393"India Grows at Night" is written by?
A) V.S. Naipaul
B) Gurcharan Das
C) C.P. Thakur
D) None of These
6394Who among the following Bolly-wood actors featured on the cover of TIME magazine recently?
A) Amitabh Bachchan
B) Salman Khan
C) Aamir Khan
D) Shah Rukh Khan
6395Which city will host the 18th Asian Games in 2019?
A) Kulalampur
B) Hanoi
C) Dubai
D) Incheon
6396Brajesh Mishra passed away on in September 2012. He was India's first?
A) Foreign Secretary
B) National Security Adviser
C) Director of IB
D) Director General of NIA
6397Which country has test fired Dongfeng-41, a new generation inter continental ballistic missile (ICBM) with a range of 14,000km?
A) North Korea
B) Russia
C) China
D) Iran
6398The International Energy Agency (IEA) is headquartered in __________?
A) Paris
B) London
C) Berlin
D) Vienna
6399Who is the author of the book 'Beyond Survival: Emerging Dimensions of Indian Economy'?
A) P.Chidambaram
B) D.Subba Rao
C) Pranab Mukherjee
D) Y.V.Reddy
6400Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of the humanitarian organization The Art of Living, has been honored with National Order of Merito de Comuneros, the highest civilian award of?
A) Brazil
B) Paraguay
C) Chile
D) Peru
6401Who won the Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2013 (announced in March 2014)?
A) Baba Amte
B) Sunderlal Bahuguna
C) Chandi Prasad Bhatt
D) Anupam Mishra
6402Which movie won the maximum number of awards in the 86 Annual Academy Award (Oscar) 2014 Awards presented in March 2014?
A) 12 Years a slave
B) American Hustle
C) The Wolf of Wall Street
D) Gravity
6403Who took charge as Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas in March 2014?
A) Saurabh Chandra
B) Vivek Rae
C) Amitabh Kant
D) KS Popli
6404Which country won the ICC U-19 World Cup completed in March 2014?
A) Pakistan
B) South Africa
C) India
D) Australia
6405Bangaru Laxman passed away at a hospital in Hyderabad in March 2014. He was President of which Indian Political Party?
A) Indian National Congress
B) Bharatiya Janata Party
C) Samajwadi Party
D) Janata Dal
6406According to China-based research firm Hurun-s 2014 global rich list published in March 2014, Who was ranked as the richest person in the world?
A) Amancio Ortega
B) Warren Buffett
C) Bill Gates
D) Carlos Slim Helu
6407"International Women's Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 19-Mar
B) 18-Mar
C) 8-Mar
D) 22-Mar
6408Third BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) Summit was held from 1st March to 4th March 2014 in which country?
A) Bhutan
B) Sri Lanka
C) Thailand
D) Myanmar
6409Global aviation giant Airbus has opened an Indian subsidiary and restructured India operations in order to consolidate strengths and capture the growing market in March 2014. Who is the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the new entity?
A) Srinivasan Dwarakanath
B) Sam Isaac
C) R.Neelakantan
D) Mahendra Singh Mehta
6410Union Government raised the number of workdays under MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005) from existing 100 days to ______in March 2014 which will be effective from April 2014.
A) 160 days
B) 120 days
C) 150 days
D) 140 days
6411RBI has extended the date for exchanging pre-2005 banknotes to __________ compared to earlier timeline of 31st March 2014 (announced in March 2014).
A) 1 January 2015
B) 1 July 2014
C) 1 April 2015
D) 1 October 2014
6412Which BJP Leader was appointed as national vice president of BJP in March 2014?
A) Lal Krishna Advani
B) Amit Shah
C) Kalyan Singh
D) Narendra Modi
6413Which movie won the "Best Film" award in the 86 Annual Academy Award (Oscar) 2014 Awards presented in March 2014?
A) 12 Years a slave
B) American Hustle
C) The Wolf of Wall Street
D) Dollas Buyers Club
6414Which Indian bank won the awards for lending to MSE (micro and small enterprises) and to micro enterprises from the Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) for 2012-13 (announced in March 2014)?
A) Bank of Baroda
B) Central Bank of India
C) Corporation Bank
D) State Bank of India
6415"World Forestry Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 19-Mar
B) 18-Mar
C) 21-Mar
D) 22-Mar
6416Which Indian bank won the national award for excellence in lending to micro enterprises for 2012-2013 (announced in March 2014)?
A) Bank of Baroda
B) Central Bank of India
C) Indian Bank
D) Bank of India
6417According to China-based research firm Hurun-s 2014 global rich list published in March 2014, Who was ranked as India-s richest person?
A) Lakshmi Mittal
B) Mukesh Ambani
C) Dilip Sanghvi
D) Azim Premji
6418Which Indian shuttler won the men's singles title of the German Open Grand Prix Gold held in March 2014?
A) Ajay Jayaram
B) Anup Sridhar
C) Arvind Bhat
D) Prannoy Kumar
6419Which city topped the list of the world-s most expensive cities to live in 2014 which includes total 131 cities globally, as per the report published by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in March 2014?
A) Zurich
B) Paris
C) Tokyo
D) Singapore
6420Which company won the 2014 award for the -Best Use of CSR Practices- in the banking and finance sector in the third edition of the Global CSR Excellence and Leadership Awards given by the World CSR Congress in March 2014?
A) Bank of Baroda
B) Citibank India
C) UAE Exchange India
D) National Stock Exchange
6421Who has taken over as the Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) in March 2014?
A) Saurabh Chandra
B) Vivek Rae
C) Amitabh Kant
D) KS Popli
6422Who the BNP Paribas Open Womens' Final in Indian Wells ATP Tennis Masters held in California in March 2014?
A) Agnieszka Radwanska
B) Flavia Pennetta
C) Serena Williams
D) Victoria Azarenka
6423Who won the "Best Actor" award in the 86 Annual Academy Award (Oscar) 2014 Awards presented in March 2014?
A) Mathew Mc Conaughey
B) Alfonso Cuaron
C) Leonardo DiCaprio
D) Chiwetel Ejiofor
6424"World Consumer Rights Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 19-Mar
B) 18-Mar
C) 21-Mar
D) 15-Mar
6425Global tech giant Apple announced in March 2014 that its senior vice president and CFO, will retire at the end of September 2014 after serving since 1996. Name the person.
A) Luca Maestri
B) Peter Oppenheimer
C) Tim Cook
D) None of These
6426Which South African Cricket player has announced retirement in March 2014 after leading South Africa in more than 100 tests?
A) Jacques Kallis
B) Mark Boucher
C) Graeme Smith
D) Herschelle Gibbs
6427Who took over as new governor of Kerala in March 2014?
A) Sheila Dikshit
B) Nikhil Kumar
C) Ashwani Kumar
D) Nikhil Kumar
6428Which Indian state has become the first state in India to observe State Child Protection Day on 4th March 2014?
A) Tripura
B) Assam
C) Meghalaya
D) Nagaland
6429Indian Government has approved payment of _________ rate of interest on PF deposits in 2013-14 for over five crore subscribers of retirement fund body EPFO in March 2014.
A) 8.25%
B) 8.5%
C) 8.75%
D) 9%
6430US First Lady Michelle Obama presented the International Women of Courage Award to whom in March 2014 for successfully leading the campaign against acid attacks on women in India?
A) Nirbhaya
B) Laxmi
C) Menaka Gandhi
D) None of These
6431India-s Low-cost carrier SpiceJet has appointed whom as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in March 2014 in a management re-org?
A) Srinivasan Dwarakanath
B) Sam Isaac
C) R.Neelakantan
D) Mahendra Singh Mehta
6432Who secured No 1 rank in the list of the world's richest persons, as per the annual ranking of global billionaires published by the Forbes magazine in Mar 2014?
A) Amancio Ortega
B) Warren Buffett
C) Bill Gates
D) Carlos Slim Helu
6433"World Earth Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 19-Mar
B) 23-Mar
C) 21-Mar
D) 25-Mar
6434Which Global Tech/Internet Company acquired a startup company named -Vizify- that lets users create infographics and videos out of social data in March 2014?
A) Yahoo
B) Google
C) Facebook
D) Microsoft
6435Global mining giant Vedanta Resources has appointed whom as its new chief Executive Officer in March 2014?
A) Anil Agarwal
B) Mahendra Singh Mehta
C) Tom Albanese
D) None of These
6436Who won the "Best Actress" award in the 86 Annual Academy Award (Oscar) 2014 Awards presented in March 2014?
A) Amy Adams
B) Cate Blanchett
C) Jennifer Lawrence
D) None of These
6437The European Central Bank (ECB) has kept its benchmark interest rate at record low of ________ during its monetary policy review in May 2014.
It has also increased growth projection of euro zone to 1.2% for 2014.
A) 0.75%
B) 0.5%
C) 0.25%
D) 1%
6438Kellogg's has roped in which famous bollywood actress for Special K campaign in Mar 2014?
A) Deepika Padukone
B) Priyanka Chopra
C) Bipasa Basu
D) Kareena Kapoor
6439USA unemployment rate stood at ______ in February (announced in Mar 2014).
A) 6.7%
B) 7.1%
C) 6.6%
D) 6.9%
6440The 2014 Winter Paralympics was held in which country in Mar 2014?
A) China
B) Russia
C) Sweden
D) Japan
6441Which country regained the Asia Cup trophy held in Bangladesh in Mar 2014?
A) Pakistan
B) India
C) Sri Lanka
D) Bangladesh
6442Unique Identification Authority of India Chairman Nandan Nilekani formally joined which political party in Bangalore in March 2014 to fight the upcoming Lok Sabha polls?
A) Indian National Congress
B) Bharatiya Janata Party
C) Samajwadi Party
D) Janata Dal
6443"World Water Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 22-Mar
B) 23-Mar
C) 21-Mar
D) 25-Mar
6444Which team won the final match of the 68th National Football Championship to win the Santosh Trophy held in Mar 2014?
A) Mizoram
B) Railways
C) ONGC
D) Tripura
6445William Clay Ford Sr. passed away in March 2014. He was associated with which global automibile Company?
A) General Motors
B) Ford Motor
C) Toyota
D) Nissan
6446Former Infosys chief financial officer V Balakrishnan joined which political party to fight for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections (announced in March 2014)?
A) Indian National Congress
B) Bharatiya Janata Party
C) Samajwadi Party
D) Aam Aadmi Party
6447Who won the "Best Director" award in the 86 Annual Academy Award (Oscar) 2014 Awards presented in March 2014?
A) Alexander Payne
B) Alfonso Cuaron
C) Guillermo del Toro
D) Emmanuel Lubezki
6448Which country has emerged as the largest non-oil trading partner of Dubai (with USD 37 billion) for financial year 2013-14, as per the latest report by the Dubai Department of Economic Development in March 2014?
A) Japan
B) China
C) India
D) UK
6449Virat Kohli has reclaimed his highest ________ position in the latest ICC ODI rankings released in March 2014 after conclusion of the Asia Cup.
A) Third
B) Second
C) First
D) Fourth
6450Who has been elected as President of the Indian Meteorological Society for 2014-16 in March 2014?
A) Akhilesh Gupta
B) Shailesh Nayak
C) Amitabh Kant
D) KS Popli
6451Which Global aviation Company has opened an Indian subsidiary and restructured India operations in order to consolidate strengths and capture the growing market in March 2014?
A) Boeing
B) Lockheed Martin
C) Airbus
D) None of These
6452"World TB Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 22-Mar
B) 23-Mar
C) 24-Mar
D) 25-Mar
6453Which Indian Insurance company has tied up with Toyota Financial Services India Ltd in Mar 2014 to provide insurance cover to car loan customers. As per the agreement, It will issue a Group Credit Life Secure policy, where Toyota Financial Services India will be the master (group) policyholder.
A) ICICI Prudential Life
B) Max Life Insurance
C) Bajaj Allianz Life
D) Bharti AXA Life
6454India's Trade deficit stood at ________ in February 2013 (announced in Mar 2014).
A) USD 12.5 billion
B) USD 10.14 billion
C) USD 8.1 billion
D) USD 9.25 billion
6455Two Indian CEOs have been named among America-s most powerful CEOs under the age of 40, who head publicly-traded companies with highest market values, in the Forbes magazine list published in March?
A) Hari K Ravichandran
B) Ashish Pandey
C) Indra Noyi
D) Both A and B
6456Who was ranked at No 1 in the list of America-s most powerful CEOs under the age of 40, who head publicly-traded companies with highest market values, in the Forbes magazine list published in March 2014?
A) Mark Zuckerberg
B) Marissa Mayer
C) Larry Page
D) Eric Schmidt
6457Allahabad Bank has appointed whom as its new Chairman and Managing Director in March 2014?
A) S.R. Bansal
B) Rakesh Sethi
C) Uday Sareen
D) Jatinder Bir Singh
6458Who won the "Best Supporting Actor" award in the 86 Annual Academy Award (Oscar) 2014 Awards presented in March 2014?
A) Mathew Mc Conaughey
B) Alfonso Cuaron
C) Barkhad Abdi
D) Jared Leto
6459India-s Retail inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index, stood at ______ in February (announced in March 2014).
A) 7.60%
B) 8.90%
C) 8.10%
D) 9.45%
6460India-s Index of Industrial Production, the most important parameter to judge performance of industrial sector, growth stood at ________ in January (announced in march 2014).
A) -0.3%
B) 0.5%
C) 0.1%
D) 1.2%
6461Who has been appointed as the new Director (Commercial) of Navratna PSU National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO) in March 2014? She is also the first woman employee of the company to be elevated to the post of Director.
A) Aruna Bahuguna
B) Rupanjana Dutt
C) Soma Mondal
D) Aditi Khanna
6462Who has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) in March 2014?
A) KS Popli
B) Saurabh Chandra
C) Amitabh Kant
D) Vivek Rae
6463"World Forestry Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 22-Mar
B) 23-Mar
C) 21-Mar
D) 25-Mar
6464Which Cricketer was voted Cricketer of the Generation as the most outstanding cricketer between the years 1993 and 2013 which was announced by espncricinfo.com in Mar 2014?
A) Shane Warne
B) Sachin Tendulkar
C) Jacques Kallis
D) None of These
6465The US has lifted a ban on oil and gas giant _________ which was prevented from bidding for US government contracts in March 2014 after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the worst in US history.
A) Schlumberger
B) Shell
C) British Petroleum
D) Wood Group Kenny
6466Which Indian PSU bank has launched a payment intermediary christened as ePay, which will facilitate e-commerce or m-commerce transactions among merchants, customers and various financial institutions in March 2014?
A) Bank of Baroda
B) Central Bank of India
C) State Bank of India
D) Bank of India
6467India-s overall inflation, measured by the Wholesale price index, stood at _______ in February 2014 (published in Mar 2014).
A) 4.89%
B) 4.68%
C) 5.05%
D) 5.23%
6468Who won the "Best Supporting Actress" award in the 86 Annual Academy Award (Oscar) 2014 Awards presented in March 2014?
A) Amy Adams
B) Cate Blanchett
C) Jennifer Lawrence
D) Lupita Nyong'o
6469Who won the Templeton Prize for 2014, was announced by the John Templeton Foundation on in March 2014?
A) Tomas Halik
B) Francisco J. Ayala
C) Desmond Tutu
D) Charles Margrave Taylor
6470Which female tennis player topped the women-s tennis rankings as per the latest WTA ranking published in Mar 2014?
A) Li Na
B) Serena Williams
C) Victoria Azarenka
D) Agnieszka Radwanska
6471G8 leaders have suspended participation of which country in the iconic club of super power countries in March 2014 amid rising tensions over Ukraine?
A) France
B) UK
C) Russia
D) Japan
6472Who the BNP Paribas Open Men's Final in Indian Wells ATP Tennis Masters held in California in March 2014?
A) Novak Djokovic
B) Andy Murray
C) Roger Federer
D) Rafael Nadal
6473Which Indian dirctor has been selected for the Gollapudi Srinivas National Award 2013 (announced in Mar 2014)? The award has been instituted in memory of late Gollapudi Srinivasa, who died while directing his first film Prema Pustakam (Book of Love) in 1992.
A) Mira Nair
B) Ritesh Batra
C) Gyan Correa
D) Amit Kumar
6474"World Drama Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 28-Mar
B) 24-Mar
C) 22-Mar
D) 27-Mar
6475Which Bollywood star was presented with the prestigious IAA Olive Crown Awards, Asia's only green award for communication, organized by the Indian chapter of International Advertising Association (IAA) for creative excellence in communicating sustainability in Mumbai in Mar 2014?
A) Amitabh Bachchan
B) Amir Khan
C) Shahrukh Khan
D) Anupam Kher
6476Who was awarded "Green Crusader of the Year Award" for his/her contribution towards protection of animals, organized by the Indian chapter of International Advertising Association (IAA) for creative excellence in communicating sustainability in March 2014.
A) Prasoon Joshi
B) Maneka Gandhi
C) Amitabh Bachchan
D) None of These
6477Private sector lender ING Vysya Bank has appointed whom as Deputy CEO, Head of Wholesale Banking and Strategy in March 2014?
A) S.R. Bansal
B) Rakesh Sethi
C) Uday Sareen
D) Jatinder Bir Singh
6478Which movie won the "Best Foreign Language Film" at the 86 Annual Academy Award (Oscar)s award in the 86 Annual Academy Award (Oscar) 2014 Awards presented in March 2014?
A) Omar (Palestine)
B) The Great Beauty (Italy)
C) The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
D) The Hunt (Denmark)
6479Which indian state completed a historic hat trick at domestic level after winning the Vijay Hazare Trophy in March 2014 after winning Ranji and Irani trophy in the same year?
A) Gujarat
B) Maharashtra
C) Karnataka
D) West Bengal
6480Which Indian state has been ranked No 1 in terms of -economic freedom- in a list of India's 20 largest states, as per the 2013 'Economic Freedom of the States of India' report published in March 2014?
A) Gujarat
B) Maharashtra
C) Karnataka
D) Tamil Nadu
6481The founder and Chairman of India-s leading pen manufacturers __________, DK Jain, passed away in March 2014.
A) Flair
B) Luxor Group
C) Camlin
D) Chelpark
6482The government has launched an exchange-traded fund of central public sector enterprises in order to raise Rs 3,000 crore for its disinvestment plan. This is an open ended scheme, comprising of shares of hoa many central PSEs including ONGC, GAIL India and COAL India?
A) Seven
B) Eight
C) Ten
D) Twelve
6483The Federal Reserve has announced in Mar 2014 that it has cut back its stimulus program by another _________ despite the recent US economic slowdown. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) reduced stimulus spending to USD 55 billion a month as US economic recovery gained strength and unemployment rate dropped to 6.6% level.
A) USD 15 billion
B) USD 20 billion
C) USD 10 billion
D) USD 5 billion
6484The Indian Journalists' Association (IJA) in London has elected whom as its first women President and general secretary for the first time in its 67-year history in March 2014?
A) Aruna Bahuguna
B) Rupanjana Dutt
C) Soma Mondal
D) Aditi Khanna
6485"World Water Day " is observed on ____________.
A) 21-Mar
B) 25-Mar
C) 28-Mar
D) 22-Mar
6486UTI Mutual Fund has appointed whom as Group President and Head- HR of UTI Asset Management Company Ltd in March 2014?
A) Priya Ranjan
B) Rakesh Sethi
C) Uday Sareen
D) None of These
6487Online travel company Ibibo Group, that owns portals such as Goibibo.com, redBus.in and Travelboutique has acquired 51% stake in online bus tracking and analytics platform ___________ in March 2014.
A) Easemytrip.com
B) YourBus.com
C) Busdetails.com
D) None of These
6488Famous Indian author and journalist Khushwant Singh passed away in Mar 2014. The Indian government awarded which top most award to him in 2007?
A) Padma Vibhushan
B) Padma Sri
C) Padma Bhushan
D) None of These
6489The seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will start on April 16 and ___________ will host the first leg of IPL 2014, while the playoffs and the final-leg will be played in India (announced in Mar 2014).
A) South Africa
B) United Arab Emirates (UAE)
C) Sri Lanka
D) Bangladesh
6490Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor _________ has resigned three months ahead of completion of his term in March 2014.
A) KC Chakrabarty
B) H R Khan
C) Urjit R. Patel
D) Anand Sinha
6491British retail giant Tesco announced forming of an equal joint venture with which company to enter into Indian market in March 2014.
A) Reliance Retail
B) Trent Ltd
C) Big Bazaar
D) Bharti
6492The Indian Government sold 9% stake held through SUUTI in ________ through a block deal in March 2014 to raise around Rs 5,500 crore.
A) HDFC Bank
B) Axis Bank
C) Kotak Mahindra Bank
D) ICICI Bank
6493Who has been selected for the 23rd G D Birla award for scientific research for the year 2013 (announced in March 2014)?
A) Nibir Manda
B) Madhav Gadgil
C) Rajesh Gopakumar
D) Burra Gautham Sidharth
6494Who was awarded a prestigious award for digital activism at the Barbican in London in March 2014?
A) Shubhranshu Choudhary
B) Philip Abraham
C) Amol Rajan
D) Vir Sanghavi
6495Who won the Presidential election held to become President of Maldives in March 2014?
A) Mohamed Nasheed
B) Abdulla Yameen
C) Mohammed Waheed Hassan
D) Abdulla Shahid
6496The largest TV in the world built Big Hoss was unveiled for the first time at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, US in March 2014. It was built by _________.
A) LG
B) Sony
C) Samsung
D) Panasonic
6497President Pranab Mukherjee gave away gallantry awards to defence personnel for their distinguished services in March 2014. How many Kirti Chakra awards were given at the same ceremony?
A) Three
B) Four
C) Two
D) Five
6498"World Sparrow Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 19-Mar
B) 20-Mar
C) 28-Mar
D) 22-Mar
6499India received _________ of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Jan 2014 (announced in March 2014).
A) USD 1.6 billion
B) USD 2.18 billion
C) USD 1.9 billion
D) USD 2.3 billion
6500During the April-Jan of this financial year, the highest FDI in India came from which country?
A) Singapore
B) UK
C) Mauritius
D) Netherlands
6501Report of the -Committee, headed by ___________, recommends Data Format for Furnishing of Credit Information to Credit Information Companies (CICs), has been put up on RBI-s website for comments in March 2014. The report said that Customers should be given a free copy of their credit profile as it would help in promoting financial discipline among loan seekers.
A) Deepak Parekh
B) Aditya Puri
C) Y V Reddy
D) Deepak Sinha
6502Who has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Britania Industries in March 2014 and will assume charge at the end of this fiscal year?
A) Harsh Mariwala
B) Saugata Gupta
C) Varun Berry
D) R.Neelakantan
6503Which Indian author has been chosen for the Saraswati Samman for the year 2013 (announced in March 2014)?
A) Govind Mishra
B) Sugathakumari
C) Balamani Amma
D) Ayyappa Paniker
6504Which Indian Bank has bagged -Skoch achiever award for outstanding performance in SME enablement during 2014- instituted by Skoch Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd (announced in March 2014)?
A) Bank of Baroda
B) Central Bank of India
C) Corporation Bank
D) State Bank of India
6505Which Indian PSU Bank launched Instant Money Transfer (IMT) scheme in Mumbai in March 2014? This scheme allows customers to withdraw cash without using either debt card or credit card at the bank-s ATMS which are enabled with IMT facility.
A) Bank of Baroda
B) Central Bank of India
C) State Bank of India
D) Bank of India
6506Who has been appointed as the new Revenue Secretary in March 2014?
A) Saurabh Chandra
B) Vivek Rae
C) G S Sandhu
D) Rajiv Takru
6507Who has been appointed as the Managing Director and CEO of Merico Ltd, a leading FMCG company in India in March 2014?
A) Harsh Mariwala
B) Saugata Gupta
C) Varun Berry
D) Mahendra Singh Mehta
6508Famous _______ Nanda passed away following in Mumbai in March 2014.
A) Singer
B) Author
C) Actress
D) Director
6509Which team won the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship (Division A) in Bhopal in March 2014?
A) Punjab
B) Haryana
C) Jharkhand
D) Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB)
6510"World Day of the Fight against Sexual Exploitation" is observed on ____________.
A) 4-Mar
B) 15-Mar
C) 18-Mar
D) 16-Mar
6511Which Global Tech company acquired virtual reality gaming startup Oculus VR Inc for USD 2 billion in March 2014?
A) Yahoo
B) Google
C) Facebook
D) Microsoft
6512Vinita Bali has stepped down as the managing director of Which FMCG company in March 2014  after nine years at the helm? Varun Berry, current chief operating officer will succeed her. A company statement said Bali, 58, will retire at the end of this fiscal year to pursue a variety of roles in the corporate and development sectors. She will continue to serve on the boards of the other
A) Parle
B) Marico
C) Britannia
D) ITC
6513Which Bollywood Actor Amitabh Bachchan was awarded with the India's Global Icon of the Year award at the NRI of the Year awards in Mumbai in March 2014?
A) Amitabh Bachchan
B) Amir Khan
C) Rishi Kapoor
D) Anupam Kher
6514Shigeru Ban won the Pritzker Architecture Prize, world's most prestigious architecture award, for the year 2014 (announced in March 2014. He won the award for his creative and inexpensive designs for disaster relief shelters. He belongs to which country?
A) China
B) Japan
C) Thailand
D) Malaysia
6515_______ countries, including India, was certified polio-free by an independent commission of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in March 2014 with no case of the disease being reported in the country for three years.
A) Ten
B) Eleven
C) Twelve
D) Nine
6516Which team won the Deodhar Trophy in cricket for the year 2013-14 (held in March 2014)?
A) South Zone
B) East Zone
C) North Zone
D) West Zone
6517Which former India captain and Olympian has been appointed as coach of the senior men's national hockey team in March 2014 and he will work under Chief Coach Terry Walsh?
A) Jude Felix
B) Ric Charleswort
C) Vasudevan Baskaran
D) None of These
6518The Supreme Court has appointed Which former Indian player as the interim President of BCCI in March 2014 till the probe related to IPL spot fixing of last year is completed. The Court also directed that the senior most Vice-President of the Board, Shivlal Yadav, will be looking after the affairs of BCCI.
A) Mahindar Amarnath
B) Sunil Gavaskar
C) Sandip Patil
D) Kapil Dev
6519Who has been appointed as the Financial Services Secretary in March 2014?
A) Saurabh Chandra
B) Vivek Rae
C) G S Sandhu
D) Amitabh Kant
6520The Reserve Bank eased stand-alone primary dealers' exposure ceiling to a qualified central counter party by keeping the limit outside the existing ________ of net-owned funds in March 2014 in order to promote centralized clearing of OTC derivative products. The new norms would be effective from 1st April 2014.
A) 30%
B) 20%
C) 25%
D) 35%
6521In a major relief to all the Indian banks, the Reserve Bank of India has extended the deadline for implementation of Basel III norms to ____________ (announced in March 2014). The norm requires all the banks to raise huge amount of capital in order to satisfy the capital requirements.
A) March 2018
B) March 2019
C) January 2019
D) January 2018
6522Who has been elected as the President of CII for 2014-15 (announced in March 2014)?
A) S Gopalakrishnan
B) Adi Godrej
C) Azim Premji
D) Ajay S. Shriram
6523Who was elected as the President-Designate of CII for 2014-15 (announced in March 2014)?
A) Cyrus Mistry
B) Anand Mahindra
C) Sumit Mazumder
D) None of These
6524Veteran _________ director P Ramdas passed away today due to age related illness in March 2014.
A) Malayalam
B) Tamil
C) Kannada
D) Telegu
6525"National Vaccination Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 4-Mar
B) 15-Mar
C) 18-Mar
D) 16-Mar
6526Who has been appointed as next secretary general of NATO, the 28-nation military alliance, (announced in March 2014) and he will take over in October 2014?
A) Anders Fogh Rasmussen
B) Anders Behring Breivik
C) Jens Stoltenberg
D) Jonas Gahr Støre
6527Abdullah, the king of Saudi Arabia has appointed his half-brother _________, as the next heir to the throne in March 2014.
A) Fahd
B) Moqren
C) Salman
D) Ahmed
6528The International Cricket Council (ICC) has congratulated Which Cricket Board for winning the prestigious Laureus Sports Award in March 2014.
A) Kenya
B) Netherlands
C) Afghanistan
D) Irelands
6529Inflation of 18-nation euro zone stood at ______ in March (announced in March 2014).
A) 1.1%
B) 1.3%
C) 0.7%
D) 0.5%
6530Who won the Malaysian Grand Prix held in Malaysia-s Sepang in March 2014?
A) Nico Rosberg
B) Lewis Hamilton
C) Sebastian Vettel
D) Fernando Alonso
6531Who won the Malaysia Grand Prix gold at the Pasir Gudang Municipal Stadium in Malaysia held in March 2014?
A) Sony Dwi Kuncoro
B) Sourabh Varma
C) Simon Santoso
D) Markis Kido
6532Which Indian air pistol shooter won a silver medal at the ISSF World Cup in Fort Benning, USA held in March 2014?
A) Anjali Bhagwat
B) Heena Sidhu
C) Rahi Sarnobat
D) Ronjan Sodhi
6533India-s core sector output, consisting of eight key sectors, growth stood at ______ in February (announced in March 2014).
A) -1.1%
B) 1.5%
C) 2.1%
D) 4.5%
6534Former Army Chief Gen V K Singh joined Which Political party in March 2014 to contest Lok Sabha Election?
A) Indian National Congress
B) Bharatiya Janata Party
C) Samajwadi Party
D) Janata Dal
6535Famous Indian author and journalist Khushwant Singh passed away in Mar 2014. He was born
Khushwant Singh was born in ________________ province of Pakistan.
A) Baluchisthan
B) Sindh
C) Punjab
D) None of These
6536Who won singles title of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship held in March 2014?
A) Novak Djokovic
B) Andy Murray
C) Roger Federer
D) Rafael Nadal
6537Who released a book entitled India at Risk - Mistakes, Misconceptions and Misadventures of security policy in March 2014? In his book, he had discussed the issues, the conflicts and the consequences of the security related policy of India.
A) Yashwant Sinha
B) Sushma Swaraj
C) Jaswant Singh
D) None of These
6538Home Ministry has announced "Telangana Foundation Day" to be held on ___________ (announced in May 2014).
A) 2-July
B) 2-May
C) 2-June
D) 12-May
6539Which Indian state was ranked as the fastest growing State with its Gross State Domestic Product growing at 15.05% during 2012-13, as the latest data released by the Central Statistics Office in March 2014?
A) Gujarat
B) Bihar
C) Madhya Prades
D) Kerala
6540"Ordinance Factories Day (India)" is observed on ____________ in India.
A) 4-Mar
B) 15-Mar
C) 18-Mar
D) 16-Mar

 
Answers
Sl No.QuestionAnswer
6251Who won the National Billiard Championships held in Lucknow in Feb 2014?Ans) Sourav Kothari
6252Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram inaugurated India-s first post office savings bank ATM in ___________ in February 2014. The ATM was launched as a part of an Information Technology (IT) modernisation project of the Department of Posts in order to boost its core banking network.Ans) Chennai
6253General Motors India has appointed whom as its President and Managing Director, effective from 1st March 2014?Ans) Arvind Saxena
6254India has joined the elite group of nations when the Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) was commissioned into the Indian Navy at INS Hansa in ________ in Feb 2014.Ans) Panaji
6255Indian-origin hedge fund portfolio manager Mathew Martoma has been convicted for his role in the $275 million insider trading scheme in Feb 2014. He worked for which hedge fund?Ans) S.A.C. Capital Advisors
6256India was ranked _____ in the list of ten countries in terms of digital governance as per the report on digital governance released by Accenture in February 2014.Ans) 8th
6257The President of India presented the International Gandhi Award for the year 2013 to Dr. Vijaykumar Vinayak Dongre (VV Dongre) and Prof. Guocheng Zhang in February 2014 for making outstanding contributions in the field of _______ to eradicate the disease through treatment, training and research.Ans) Leprosy
6258Who has been conferred with the -Youth Achievers Award- at the sixth Global Marketing and Social Media award ceremony held at Mumbai in Feb 2014?Ans) Bharat Gupta
6259Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and _________ unveil 360-degree online view of 30 monuments in Feb 2014 in which 30 Indian monuments including Taj Mahal can now be "visited" online with a 360-degree panoramic view.Ans) Google
6260Which Indian Cricketer was appointed as the brand ambassador of the Gujarat State Election Commission in Feb 2014?Ans) Cheteshwar Pujara
6261Which Indian-born scientist won the Protein Science Young Investigator Award for 2014 at Cambridge (announced in Feb 2014)? The Protein Science Young Investigator Award is given by the Protein Society for important contribution made in the study of proteins.Ans) Madan Babu
6262Which social networking company announced to launch of Chinese version of its site in February 2014?  The Chinese language website will be a beta or test version of the site.Ans) LinkedIn
6263The only work of fiction ever written by Charlie Chaplin, __________ was published in Feb 2014.Ans) Footlight
6264Which team secured third place in the Hockey India League held at Ranchi in February 2014?Ans) Ranchi Rhinos
6265The UNAIDS has announced _____________ as -Zero Discrimination Day- in Feb 2014.Ans) 1-March
6266Which Indian state was awarded with the Krishi Karman award 2014 for highest foodgrain production (announced in Feb 2014)?Ans) Madhya Pradesh
6267Which Indian Origin ___________ developed a low cost Braille Printer using lego Set in Feb 2014?Ans) Shubham Banerjee
6268Which country announced its plan to build the world-s longest underwater tunnel beneath the Bohai Sea in Feb 2014 which will be completed by 2026?Ans) China
6269Which country topped the list of countries in terms of digital governance as per the report on digital governance released by Accenture in February 2014.Ans) Singapore
6270Finance minister P Chidambaram has presented his interim budget  for 2014 in Feb 2014. He has allocated ________ more to Nirbhaya Fund.Ans) Rs 1000 crore
6271Who was awarded with the Amazing Indian Award 2014 (announced in Feb 2014)?Ans) Arunima Sinha
6272Which country will host World Bridge Championship 2015 for Bermuda Bowl (men) and Venice Cup (women) as per World Bridge Federation (WBF) announcement in February 2014?Ans) India
6273Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, President of _________ was on an official visit to India in February 2014.Ans) Zanzibar
6274Global Software giant Microsoft has named whom as its new Chairman in Feb 2014?Ans) John Thompson
6275Who has been appointed Special Advisor to United Nations to help steer the multi-nation body frame a policy and ensure its implementation in the area of broadband and associated cyber security issues in Feb 2014?Ans) Vivek Lall
6276India-s National Women-s day celebrated on 13th February every year, in the memory of which Indian woman?Ans) Sarojini Naidu
6277India has signed agreements on -Green Energy Corridors- with which country in Feb 2014?Ans) Germany
6278Which Indian stock exchange launched a new volatility index named as "India (VIX)" which is based on the index options prices of that exchange in Feb 2014?Ans) National Stock Exchange
6279According to Fortune Magazine report published in Feb 2014, Which company has been named as the best company to work for the fifth consecutive year?Ans) Google
6280Joachim Guack, President of ________ visited India in Feb 2014.Ans) Germany
6281Which Indian shooter has become the first person to clinch three gold medals in the Inter-Shoot Tri-series Shooting in the Air Pistol event held at Hague, Netherlands in Feb 2014?Ans) Abhinav Bindra
6282Which NGO won the Gold Shield and Hall of Fame for Excellence award in Financial Reporting for the year 2012-13 by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) in Feb 2014?Ans) Akshaya Patra Foundation
6283The 101st edition of annual Session of Indian Science Congress (ISC) was held in which university in Feb 2014? Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India
inaugurated the event.
Ans) University of Jammu
6284Which Indian state has become the first state to legally ban the consumption of all forms of smokeless tobacco including pan masala in Feb 2014?Ans) Assam
6285Which Indian state announced to set up an Automotive Industrial Development Centre named as "Auto City" in Feb 2014 to offer investment facilitation services to companies willing to invest in the automotive industry?Ans) Tamil Nadu
6286Prime Minister of India inaugurated Indira Paryavaran Bhawan in ________ in Feb 2014. This Bhawan will house the Ministry of Environment and Forest and will be India-s first on site Net Zero Building.Ans) New Delhi
6287Indian Government has set up a one-man expert committee headed by ________ in Feb 2014 to study and examine the demand of a separate Bodoland state from Assam.Ans) G K Pillai
6288IRCTC launched _______ Scheme in February 2014 to make payment process fast and to reduce transaction failures due to bank payment related problems.Ans) E-Wallet
6289Indian Government increased the workdays under MNREGA from 100 days to  __________ for tribals in Feb 2014.Ans) 150 days
6290Which Indian publishing house has agreed to withdraw American Indologist Wendy Doniger-s book "The Hindus: An Alternative History" from the Indian market following an out-of-court settlement in Feb 2014?Ans) Penguin India
6291MP L. Rajagopal used a can of pepper spray inside the Lok Sabha to protest against the tabling of Telengana Bill in Feb 2014. He belonged to which political party at the time of the incident?Ans) Indian National Congress
6292Which Musician/Music Director has been appointed the goodwill ambassador of Unesco Nepal-s -Education For All- in Feb 2014?Ans) Bappi Lahiri
6293Rishang Keishing, the oldest Parliamentarian of India decided to retire in February at an age of 94. He belonged to which political party?Ans) Indian National Congress
6294India has signed two agreements with which country for fighting against international terrorism as well as avoiding double taxation in Feb 2014?Ans) Sri Lanka
6295Who has been appointed as the new captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore in Feb 2014?Ans) Virat Kohli
6296Which chess player won the Grenke Chess Classic title 2013 held in Feb 2014?Ans) Viswanathan Anand
6297Indian government has scrapped a multi billion helicopter deal with AgustaWestland due to corruption in Feb 2014. This company is from which country?Ans) Italy
6298Which movie won the "Best Film" award in the BAFTA 2014 Awards presented in February 2014?Ans) 12 Years a slave
6299The Central Government has appointed whom as Chairman and Managing Director of Punjab & Sind Bank (PSB) in Feb 2014?Ans) Jatinder Bir Singh
6300Indian Olympic Association conducted its polls in Feb 2014 and _________ was elected as the president. This also cleared India-s return to the Olympic fold.Ans) N Ramachandran
6301No confidence Motion against the Union Council of Ministers can be initiated ___________.Ans) in the Lok Sabha only
6302Who was the founder of Arya Samaj?Ans) Swami Dayanand
6303Which state has decided to start "Rani Laxmibai Pension Scheme" under which beneficiaries will get Rs.400 per month?Ans) Uttar Pradesh
6304The monk who influenced Ashoka to embrace Buddhism was ___________.Ans) Upa Gupta
6305Which country will host the 2014 Twenty20 cricket world cup?Ans) Bangladesh
6306If a Money Bill passed by the Lok Sabha is not returned by the Rajya Sabha within 14 days, then ____________________.Ans) The bill will be sent to the President for his signature and consent
6307An excess of expenditures over revenues is called?Ans) Budget deficit
6308Which of the following is NOT a Union Territory?Ans) Goa
6309In ancient India, the earliest capital of Magadha kingdom was at  ______________.Ans) Rajgir
6310Dr. Verghese Kurien passed away on September 9, 2012. He is the father of India's?Ans) White Revolution
6311Who among the following historical personalities of India is also known as vishnugutpa?Ans) Chanakya
6312Who is the author of the book 'Jinnah and Tilak: Comrades in the Freedom Struggle'?Ans) A.G.Noorani
6313Which event brought about a profound change Ashoka-s administrative policy?Ans) The Kalinga War
6314The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was established in 1972 with its headquarters in ________?Ans) Nairobi
6315Which of the following schemes has been started to provide health services in the rural areas?Ans) ASHA
6316What is the new name of the former Soviet aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov, which has been procured by India?Ans) INS Vikramaditya
6317Which of the following was the oldest dynasty of India?Ans) Maurya
6318Which state has launched India's first river-lake linking project?Ans) Madhya Pradesh
6319Which of the following places is associated with Jainism?Ans) Pava
6320Who is the author of the book 'The Audacity of Hope'?Ans) Barack Obama
6321What is Bancassurance?Ans) Sale of insurance products through a bank
6322Uttarakhand- State come into existence on ______________________.Ans) November 9, 2000
6323By which one of the following Constitutional Amendments Delhi has become National Capital Region (NCR)?Ans) 69th Amendment
6324Which Act was framed to deal more effectively with the problem of Non Performing Assets (NPAs) in banking system?Ans) SARFAESI Act
6325The division of Mauryan society into seven classes was particularly mentioned in ____________________.Ans) The -Indica- of Megasthenes
6326Andhra Pradesh was created as a linguistic state in which year?Ans) 1953
6327The power to curve out a new State is vested in -Ans) The Parliament
6328Which one of the following Articles of the Constitution of India has provision for the President to proclaim emergency?Ans) Article 352
6329Who among the following was appointed by Ashoka to administer justice in his empire?Ans) Rajuka
6330Kautilya-s Arthashastra- is a book on _____________.Ans) principle and practices of statecraft
6331Which of the following provides a network that enables financial institutions worldwide to exchange messages about financial transactions in a secure and reliable environment?Ans) SWIFT
6332Who headed the committee to review the structure of the National Small Savings Fund (NSSF)?Ans) Shyamala Gopinath
6333Who of the following was a contemporary of Alexander, the Great?Ans) Chandragupta Maurya
6334Which banks are insured by the Deposit Insurance and Credit G-uarantee Corporation (DICGC)?Ans) All the above
6335Which of the following ports is called the "Offspring of Partition" as it was developed after the partition as a substitute for Karachi port?Ans) Kandla
6336As we all know child, labour is totally banned in India (Article 24). As per the -Child- means a person who has not completed -Ans) 14 years age
6337The Indian king who opposed Alexander was _________Ans) Porus
6338Charles Taylor received a 50-year-jail term recently for aiding and abetting crimes against humanity by a UN-backed war crimes court. He is the former President of which of the following African countries?Ans) Liberia
6339Mahavira was born in 6th century BC  at -Ans) Vaishali
6340Power, authority and responsibilities of municipalities a relisted in which one of the following schedules of the Constitution of India?Ans) Twelfth
6341India's first Food Bank was inaugurated as part of war against hunger in June 2012 in which of the following cities?Ans) New Delhi
6342Which was first capital of Magdha?Ans) Girivarja ( Rajgriha)
6343How many languages have recognized by the Constitution ____________.Ans) 22
6344Woori Bank has set up its first Indian branch in Chennai in April 2012. It is based in which of the following Asian countries?Ans) South Korea
6345FirstRand Bank started the retail and commercial banking operations in India in April 2012. It belongs to?Ans) South Africa
6346When Alexander invaded India, who were the rulers of Magadha?Ans) Nandas
6347Which of the following banks launched a dedicated 'Ajeevika' cell to help alleviating poverty in rural hinterlands on April 15, 2012?Ans) NABARD
6348Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) is an organization that has compiled first ever index of security materials globally. It is based in?Ans) USA
6349Which of the following countries completed its second year of independence on July 9, 2013?Ans) South Sudan
6350Buddha means -Ans) the enlightened one
6351Which state created a new Limca record by holding the largest guitar ensemble of the country in which 5,406 guitarists paid tribute to legendary singer Bhupen Hazarika in June 2012?Ans) Assam
6352Which of the following awards/ prizes is given only to Asians?Ans) Ramon Magsaysay Award
6353An Expert Committee on Gener-al Anti Avoidance Rules (GAAR) was constituted in July 2012. Who is its Chairman?Ans) Parthasarathi Shome
6354Which of the following organizations/agencies has launched an online complaint redressal system known as "SCORES"?Ans) SEBI
6355An economic system combining private sector and public sector is called?Ans) Mixed economy
6356Which of the following is not decided by the Reserve Bank of India?Ans) Savings deposit rate
6357Which of the following currencies is used in Brazil?Ans) Real
6358Which of the following awards is given for contribution in the area of science & technology?Ans) Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award
6359Who was appointed the new Chairman of the High Level Committee on Financing Infras-tructure in July 2012?Ans) Deepak Parekh
6360The Government has set up a committee to recommend the framework for cloud computing services under the Chairmanship of?Ans) S. Gopalakrishnan
6361Who became the first Britishman ever to win the Tour de France cycling competition that concluded in Paris, France in July 2012?Ans) Bradley Wiggins
6362Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh was criticized by which of the following US magazines as "The Underachiever" in July 2012?Ans) TIME
6363Who is the author of the book 'A Tale of Two Gardens'?Ans) Octavio Paz
6364Which of the following organizations has decided to open its full-fledged office in India, only the fourth outside Geneva?Ans) WEF
6365India Mortgage Guarantee Corp-oration (IMGC) is India's first mortgage guarantee company. It is a joint venture between Inter-national Finance Corporation (IFC), Asian Development Bank (ADB), US based financial security firm Genworth and?Ans) NHB
6366The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was established in which year?Ans) 1972
6367Which of the following has launched 'Maa Thota' scheme in Andhra Pradesh to improve the lot of tribal families?Ans) NABARD
6368As per the Coinage Act, 1906 Coins can be issued up to the denomination of?Ans) Rs.1000
6369Lucknow Boy is the autobiography of which of the following eminent journalists?Ans) Vinod Mehta
6370Who elects the Vice President of India?Ans) Both 1 and 2
6371Which of the following is not a Green House Gas (GHG)?Ans) Nitrogen
6372Where is the National Environm-ental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) located?Ans) Nagpur
6373An expert panel set up by the Prime Minister recommended complete decontrol of the sugar industry. Who headed this committee?Ans) C.Rangarajan
6374A popular cricket commentator on All India Radio for four decades passed away in July 2012. Name him?Ans) Suresh Saraiya
6375Who is the author of the book 'Stay Hungry Stay Foolish'?Ans) Rashmi Bansal
6376Hindalco Industries, one of the world's largest aluminium manufacturing companies, belongs to?Ans) Aditya Birla Group
6377Gangnam style dance is in the news recently. It originated in?Ans) South Korea
6378Who has launched "Oceans Compact", an initiative to protect oceans from pollution, excessive fishing and global warming?Ans) Ban Ki-moon
6379Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was appointed as brand ambassador of which of the following cricket associations to promote and develop cricket in that country?Ans) Nepal
6380The Reserve Bank of India has constituted a committee to review the existing short term cooperative credit structure (STCCS). The committee is headed by?Ans) Prakash Bakshi
6381Who is the author of the book "Many Lives, Many Masters"?Ans) Brian Weiss
6382Who is the author of the book "Where Shall We Go This Summer"?Ans) Anita Desai
6383The Union Cabinet formed Justice M.B. Shah Commission to conduct inquiry related to _____________?Ans) Illegal mining
6384Fifty Shades of Grey is a novel written by?Ans) E.L. James
6385Keshubhai Patel, the former Chief Minister of Gujarat, resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Party in August 2012 and launched a new political party named ___________?Ans) Gujarat Parivartan Party
6386In which of the following states a new Greenfield airport will be constructed at Holongi at a cost of Rs.650 crore?Ans) Arunachal Pradesh
6387International Jazz Day is organized by UNESCO every year on?Ans) April 30
6388Which of the following is an effort in the direction of Financial Inclusion?Ans) No-Frills Accounts
6389RBI stopped circulation of the coin of which of the following denominations from June 2011?Ans) 25 Paise
6390"Playing to Win" is written by which of the following sportspersons?Ans) Saina Nehwal
6391The Tagore University for Liberal Arts is the first of the proposed 'innovation univers-ities'. It will come up in which of the following cities?Ans) Pune
6392Which of the following organizations releases World Investment Report?Ans) UNCTAD
6393"India Grows at Night" is written by?Ans) Gurcharan Das
6394Who among the following Bolly-wood actors featured on the cover of TIME magazine recently?Ans) Aamir Khan
6395Which city will host the 18th Asian Games in 2019?Ans) Hanoi (Vietnam)
6396Brajesh Mishra passed away on in September 2012. He was India's first?Ans) National Security Adviser
6397Which country has test fired Dongfeng-41, a new generation inter continental ballistic missile (ICBM) with a range of 14,000km?Ans) China
6398The International Energy Agency (IEA) is headquartered in __________?Ans) Paris
6399Who is the author of the book 'Beyond Survival: Emerging Dimensions of Indian Economy'?Ans) Pranab Mukherjee
6400Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of the humanitarian organization The Art of Living, has been honored with National Order of Merito de Comuneros, the highest civilian award of?Ans) Paraguay
6401Who won the Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2013 (announced in March 2014)?Ans) Chandi Prasad Bhatt
6402Which movie won the maximum number of awards in the 86 Annual Academy Award (Oscar) 2014 Awards presented in March 2014?Ans) Gravity (7)
6403Who took charge as Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas in March 2014?Ans) Saurabh Chandra
6404Which country won the ICC U-19 World Cup completed in March 2014?Ans) South Africa
6405Bangaru Laxman passed away at a hospital in Hyderabad in March 2014. He was President of which Indian Political Party?Ans) Bharatiya Janata Party
6406According to China-based research firm Hurun-s 2014 global rich list published in March 2014, Who was ranked as the richest person in the world?Ans) Bill Gates
6407"International Women's Day" is observed on ____________.Ans) 8-Mar
6408Third BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) Summit was held from 1st March to 4th March 2014 in which country?Ans) Myanmar
6409Global aviation giant Airbus has opened an Indian subsidiary and restructured India operations in order to consolidate strengths and capture the growing market in March 2014. Who is the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the new entity?Ans) Srinivasan Dwarakanath
6410Union Government raised the number of workdays under MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005) from existing 100 days to ______in March 2014 which will be effective from April 2014.Ans) 150 days
6411RBI has extended the date for exchanging pre-2005 banknotes to __________ compared to earlier timeline of 31st March 2014 (announced in March 2014).Ans) 1 January 2015
6412Which BJP Leader was appointed as national vice president of BJP in March 2014?Ans) Kalyan Singh
6413Which movie won the "Best Film" award in the 86 Annual Academy Award (Oscar) 2014 Awards presented in March 2014?Ans) 12 Years a slave
6414Which Indian bank won the awards for lending to MSE (micro and small enterprises) and to micro enterprises from the Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) for 2012-13 (announced in March 2014)?Ans) Corporation Bank
6415"World Forestry Day" is observed on ____________.Ans) 21-Mar
6416Which Indian bank won the national award for excellence in lending to micro enterprises for 2012-2013 (announced in March 2014)?Ans) Indian Bank
6417According to China-based research firm Hurun-s 2014 global rich list published in March 2014, Who was ranked as India-s richest person?Ans) Mukesh Ambani
6418Which Indian shuttler won the men's singles title of the German Open Grand Prix Gold held in March 2014?Ans) Arvind Bhat
6419Which city topped the list of the world-s most expensive cities to live in 2014 which includes total 131 cities globally, as per the report published by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in March 2014?Ans) Singapore
6420Which company won the 2014 award for the -Best Use of CSR Practices- in the banking and finance sector in the third edition of the Global CSR Excellence and Leadership Awards given by the World CSR Congress in March 2014?Ans) UAE Exchange India
6421Who has taken over as the Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) in March 2014?Ans) KS Popli
6422Who the BNP Paribas Open Womens' Final in Indian Wells ATP Tennis Masters held in California in March 2014?Ans) Flavia Pennetta
6423Who won the "Best Actor" award in the 86 Annual Academy Award (Oscar) 2014 Awards presented in March 2014?Ans) Mathew Mc Conaughey
6424"World Consumer Rights Day" is observed on ____________.Ans) 15-Mar
6425Global tech giant Apple announced in March 2014 that its senior vice president and CFO, will retire at the end of September 2014 after serving since 1996. Name the person.Ans) Peter Oppenheimer
6426Which South African Cricket player has announced retirement in March 2014 after leading South Africa in more than 100 tests?Ans) Graeme Smith
6427Who took over as new governor of Kerala in March 2014?Ans) Sheila Dikshit
6428Which Indian state has become the first state in India to observe State Child Protection Day on 4th March 2014?Ans) Assam
6429Indian Government has approved payment of _________ rate of interest on PF deposits in 2013-14 for over five crore subscribers of retirement fund body EPFO in March 2014.Ans) 8.75%
6430US First Lady Michelle Obama presented the International Women of Courage Award to whom in March 2014 for successfully leading the campaign against acid attacks on women in India?Ans) Laxmi (Acid attack victim)
6431India-s Low-cost carrier SpiceJet has appointed whom as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in March 2014 in a management re-org?Ans) R.Neelakantan
6432Who secured No 1 rank in the list of the world's richest persons, as per the annual ranking of global billionaires published by the Forbes magazine in Mar 2014?Ans) Bill Gates
6433"World Earth Day" is observed on ____________.Ans) 23-Mar
6434Which Global Tech/Internet Company acquired a startup company named -Vizify- that lets users create infographics and videos out of social data in March 2014?Ans) Yahoo
6435Global mining giant Vedanta Resources has appointed whom as its new chief Executive Officer in March 2014?Ans) Tom Albanese
6436Who won the "Best Actress" award in the 86 Annual Academy Award (Oscar) 2014 Awards presented in March 2014?Ans) Cate Blanchett
6437The European Central Bank (ECB) has kept its benchmark interest rate at record low of ________ during its monetary policy review in May 2014.
It has also increased growth projection of euro zone to 1.2% for 2014.
Ans) 0.25%
6438Kellogg's has roped in which famous bollywood actress for Special K campaign in Mar 2014?Ans) Deepika Padukone
6439USA unemployment rate stood at ______ in February (announced in Mar 2014).Ans) 6.7%
6440The 2014 Winter Paralympics was held in which country in Mar 2014?Ans) Russia
6441Which country regained the Asia Cup trophy held in Bangladesh in Mar 2014?Ans) Sri Lanka
6442Unique Identification Authority of India Chairman Nandan Nilekani formally joined which political party in Bangalore in March 2014 to fight the upcoming Lok Sabha polls?Ans) Indian National Congress
6443"World Water Day" is observed on ____________.Ans) 22-Mar
6444Which team won the final match of the 68th National Football Championship to win the Santosh Trophy held in Mar 2014?Ans) Mizoram
6445William Clay Ford Sr. passed away in March 2014. He was associated with which global automibile Company?Ans) Ford Motor
6446Former Infosys chief financial officer V Balakrishnan joined which political party to fight for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections (announced in March 2014)?Ans) Aam Aadmi Party
6447Who won the "Best Director" award in the 86 Annual Academy Award (Oscar) 2014 Awards presented in March 2014?Ans) Alfonso Cuaron
6448Which country has emerged as the largest non-oil trading partner of Dubai (with USD 37 billion) for financial year 2013-14, as per the latest report by the Dubai Department of Economic Development in March 2014?Ans) India
6449Virat Kohli has reclaimed his highest ________ position in the latest ICC ODI rankings released in March 2014 after conclusion of the Asia Cup.Ans) No.1
6450Who has been elected as President of the Indian Meteorological Society for 2014-16 in March 2014?Ans) Akhilesh Gupta
6451Which Global aviation Company has opened an Indian subsidiary and restructured India operations in order to consolidate strengths and capture the growing market in March 2014?Ans) Airbus
6452"World TB Day" is observed on ____________.Ans) 24-Mar
6453Which Indian Insurance company has tied up with Toyota Financial Services India Ltd in Mar 2014 to provide insurance cover to car loan customers. As per the agreement, It will issue a Group Credit Life Secure policy, where Toyota Financial Services India will be the master (group) policyholder.Ans) Max Life Insurance
6454India's Trade deficit stood at ________ in February 2013 (announced in Mar 2014).Ans) USD 8.1 billion
6455Two Indian CEOs have been named among America-s most powerful CEOs under the age of 40, who head publicly-traded companies with highest market values, in the Forbes magazine list published in March?Ans) Both A and B
6456Who was ranked at No 1 in the list of America-s most powerful CEOs under the age of 40, who head publicly-traded companies with highest market values, in the Forbes magazine list published in March 2014?Ans) Larry Page
6457Allahabad Bank has appointed whom as its new Chairman and Managing Director in March 2014?Ans) Rakesh Sethi
6458Who won the "Best Supporting Actor" award in the 86 Annual Academy Award (Oscar) 2014 Awards presented in March 2014?Ans) Jared Leto
6459India-s Retail inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index, stood at ______ in February (announced in March 2014).Ans) 8.10%
6460India-s Index of Industrial Production, the most important parameter to judge performance of industrial sector, growth stood at ________ in January (announced in march 2014).Ans) 0.1%
6461Who has been appointed as the new Director (Commercial) of Navratna PSU National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO) in March 2014? She is also the first woman employee of the company to be elevated to the post of Director.Ans) Soma Mondal
6462Who has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) in March 2014?Ans) Amitabh Kant
6463"World Forestry Day" is observed on ____________.Ans) 21-Mar
6464Which Cricketer was voted Cricketer of the Generation as the most outstanding cricketer between the years 1993 and 2013 which was announced by espncricinfo.com in Mar 2014?Ans) Sachin Tendulkar
6465The US has lifted a ban on oil and gas giant _________ which was prevented from bidding for US government contracts in March 2014 after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the worst in US history.Ans) British Petroleum
6466Which Indian PSU bank has launched a payment intermediary christened as ePay, which will facilitate e-commerce or m-commerce transactions among merchants, customers and various financial institutions in March 2014?Ans) State Bank of India
6467India-s overall inflation, measured by the Wholesale price index, stood at _______ in February 2014 (published in Mar 2014).Ans) 4.68%
6468Who won the "Best Supporting Actress" award in the 86 Annual Academy Award (Oscar) 2014 Awards presented in March 2014?Ans) Lupita Nyong'o
6469Who won the Templeton Prize for 2014, was announced by the John Templeton Foundation on in March 2014?Ans) Tomas Halik
6470Which female tennis player topped the women-s tennis rankings as per the latest WTA ranking published in Mar 2014?Ans) Serena Williams
6471G8 leaders have suspended participation of which country in the iconic club of super power countries in March 2014 amid rising tensions over Ukraine?Ans) Russia
6472Who the BNP Paribas Open Men's Final in Indian Wells ATP Tennis Masters held in California in March 2014?Ans) Novak Djokovic
6473Which Indian dirctor has been selected for the Gollapudi Srinivas National Award 2013 (announced in Mar 2014)? The award has been instituted in memory of late Gollapudi Srinivasa, who died while directing his first film Prema Pustakam (Book of Love) in 1992.Ans) Gyan Correa
6474"World Drama Day" is observed on ____________.Ans) 28-Mar
6475Which Bollywood star was presented with the prestigious IAA Olive Crown Awards, Asia's only green award for communication, organized by the Indian chapter of International Advertising Association (IAA) for creative excellence in communicating sustainability in Mumbai in Mar 2014?Ans) Amitabh Bachchan
6476Who was awarded "Green Crusader of the Year Award" for his/her contribution towards protection of animals, organized by the Indian chapter of International Advertising Association (IAA) for creative excellence in communicating sustainability in March 2014.Ans) Maneka Gandhi
6477Private sector lender ING Vysya Bank has appointed whom as Deputy CEO, Head of Wholesale Banking and Strategy in March 2014?Ans) Uday Sareen
6478Which movie won the "Best Foreign Language Film" at the 86 Annual Academy Award (Oscar)s award in the 86 Annual Academy Award (Oscar) 2014 Awards presented in March 2014?Ans) The Great Beauty (Italy)
6479Which indian state completed a historic hat trick at domestic level after winning the Vijay Hazare Trophy in March 2014 after winning Ranji and Irani trophy in the same year?Ans) Karnataka
6480Which Indian state has been ranked No 1 in terms of -economic freedom- in a list of India's 20 largest states, as per the 2013 'Economic Freedom of the States of India' report published in March 2014?Ans) Gujarat
6481The founder and Chairman of India-s leading pen manufacturers __________, DK Jain, passed away in March 2014.Ans) Luxor Group
6482The government has launched an exchange-traded fund of central public sector enterprises in order to raise Rs 3,000 crore for its disinvestment plan. This is an open ended scheme, comprising of shares of hoa many central PSEs including ONGC, GAIL India and COAL India?Ans) Ten
6483The Federal Reserve has announced in Mar 2014 that it has cut back its stimulus program by another _________ despite the recent US economic slowdown. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) reduced stimulus spending to USD 55 billion a month as US economic recovery gained strength and unemployment rate dropped to 6.6% level.Ans) USD 10 billion
6484The Indian Journalists' Association (IJA) in London has elected whom as its first women President and general secretary for the first time in its 67-year history in March 2014?Ans) Aditi Khanna
6485"World Water Day " is observed on ____________.Ans) 22-Mar
6486UTI Mutual Fund has appointed whom as Group President and Head- HR of UTI Asset Management Company Ltd in March 2014?Ans) Priya Ranjan
6487Online travel company Ibibo Group, that owns portals such as Goibibo.com, redBus.in and Travelboutique has acquired 51% stake in online bus tracking and analytics platform ___________ in March 2014.Ans) YourBus.com
6488Famous Indian author and journalist Khushwant Singh passed away in Mar 2014. The Indian government awarded which top most award to him in 2007?Ans) Padma Vibhushan
6489The seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will start on April 16 and ___________ will host the first leg of IPL 2014, while the playoffs and the final-leg will be played in India (announced in Mar 2014).Ans) United Arab Emirates (UAE)
6490Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor _________ has resigned three months ahead of completion of his term in March 2014.Ans) KC Chakrabarty
6491British retail giant Tesco announced forming of an equal joint venture with which company to enter into Indian market in March 2014.Ans) Trent Ltd
6492The Indian Government sold 9% stake held through SUUTI in ________ through a block deal in March 2014 to raise around Rs 5,500 crore.Ans) Axis Bank
6493Who has been selected for the 23rd G D Birla award for scientific research for the year 2013 (announced in March 2014)?Ans) Rajesh Gopakumar
6494Who was awarded a prestigious award for digital activism at the Barbican in London in March 2014?Ans) Shubhranshu Choudhary
6495Who won the Presidential election held to become President of Maldives in March 2014?Ans) Abdulla Yameen
6496The largest TV in the world built Big Hoss was unveiled for the first time at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, US in March 2014. It was built by _________.Ans) Panasonic
6497President Pranab Mukherjee gave away gallantry awards to defence personnel for their distinguished services in March 2014. How many Kirti Chakra awards were given at the same ceremony?Ans) Three
6498"World Sparrow Day" is observed on ____________.Ans) 20-Mar
6499India received _________ of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Jan 2014 (announced in March 2014).Ans) USD 2.18 billion
6500During the April-Jan of this financial year, the highest FDI in India came from which country?Ans) Mauritius
6501Report of the -Committee, headed by ___________, recommends Data Format for Furnishing of Credit Information to Credit Information Companies (CICs), has been put up on RBI-s website for comments in March 2014. The report said that Customers should be given a free copy of their credit profile as it would help in promoting financial discipline among loan seekers.Ans) Aditya Puri
6502Who has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Britania Industries in March 2014 and will assume charge at the end of this fiscal year?Ans) Varun Berry
6503Which Indian author has been chosen for the Saraswati Samman for the year 2013 (announced in March 2014)?Ans) Govind Mishra
6504Which Indian Bank has bagged -Skoch achiever award for outstanding performance in SME enablement during 2014- instituted by Skoch Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd (announced in March 2014)?Ans) Corporation Bank
6505Which Indian PSU Bank launched Instant Money Transfer (IMT) scheme in Mumbai in March 2014? This scheme allows customers to withdraw cash without using either debt card or credit card at the bank-s ATMS which are enabled with IMT facility.Ans) Bank of India
6506Who has been appointed as the new Revenue Secretary in March 2014?Ans) Rajiv Takru
6507Who has been appointed as the Managing Director and CEO of Merico Ltd, a leading FMCG company in India in March 2014?Ans) Saugata Gupta
6508Famous _______ Nanda passed away following in Mumbai in March 2014.Ans) Actress
6509Which team won the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship (Division A) in Bhopal in March 2014?Ans) Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB)
6510"World Day of the Fight against Sexual Exploitation" is observed on ____________.Ans) 4-Mar
6511Which Global Tech company acquired virtual reality gaming startup Oculus VR Inc for USD 2 billion in March 2014?Ans) Facebook
6512Vinita Bali has stepped down as the managing director of Which FMCG company in March 2014  after nine years at the helm? Varun Berry, current chief operating officer will succeed her. A company statement said Bali, 58, will retire at the end of this fiscal year to pursue a variety of roles in the corporate and development sectors. She will continue to serve on the boards of the otherAns) Britannia
6513Which Bollywood Actor Amitabh Bachchan was awarded with the India's Global Icon of the Year award at the NRI of the Year awards in Mumbai in March 2014?Ans) Amitabh Bachchan
6514Shigeru Ban won the Pritzker Architecture Prize, world's most prestigious architecture award, for the year 2014 (announced in March 2014. He won the award for his creative and inexpensive designs for disaster relief shelters. He belongs to which country?Ans) Japan
6515_______ countries, including India, was certified polio-free by an independent commission of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in March 2014 with no case of the disease being reported in the country for three years.Ans) Eleven
6516Which team won the Deodhar Trophy in cricket for the year 2013-14 (held in March 2014)?Ans) West Zone
6517Which former India captain and Olympian has been appointed as coach of the senior men's national hockey team in March 2014 and he will work under Chief Coach Terry Walsh?Ans) Jude Felix
6518The Supreme Court has appointed Which former Indian player as the interim President of BCCI in March 2014 till the probe related to IPL spot fixing of last year is completed. The Court also directed that the senior most Vice-President of the Board, Shivlal Yadav, will be looking after the affairs of BCCI.Ans) Sunil Gavaskar
6519Who has been appointed as the Financial Services Secretary in March 2014?Ans) G S Sandhu
6520The Reserve Bank eased stand-alone primary dealers' exposure ceiling to a qualified central counter party by keeping the limit outside the existing ________ of net-owned funds in March 2014 in order to promote centralized clearing of OTC derivative products. The new norms would be effective from 1st April 2014.Ans) 25%
6521In a major relief to all the Indian banks, the Reserve Bank of India has extended the deadline for implementation of Basel III norms to ____________ (announced in March 2014). The norm requires all the banks to raise huge amount of capital in order to satisfy the capital requirements.Ans) March 2019
6522Who has been elected as the President of CII for 2014-15 (announced in March 2014)?Ans) Ajay S. Shriram
6523Who was elected as the President-Designate of CII for 2014-15 (announced in March 2014)?Ans) Sumit Mazumder
6524Veteran _________ director P Ramdas passed away today due to age related illness in March 2014.Ans) Malayalam
6525"National Vaccination Day" is observed on ____________.Ans) 16-Mar
6526Who has been appointed as next secretary general of NATO, the 28-nation military alliance, (announced in March 2014) and he will take over in October 2014?Ans) Jens Stoltenberg
6527Abdullah, the king of Saudi Arabia has appointed his half-brother _________, as the next heir to the throne in March 2014.Ans) Moqren
6528The International Cricket Council (ICC) has congratulated Which Cricket Board for winning the prestigious Laureus Sports Award in March 2014.Ans) Afghanistan
6529Inflation of 18-nation euro zone stood at ______ in March (announced in March 2014).Ans) 0.5%
6530Who won the Malaysian Grand Prix held in Malaysia-s Sepang in March 2014?Ans) Lewis Hamilton
6531Who won the Malaysia Grand Prix gold at the Pasir Gudang Municipal Stadium in Malaysia held in March 2014?Ans) Simon Santoso
6532Which Indian air pistol shooter won a silver medal at the ISSF World Cup in Fort Benning, USA held in March 2014?Ans) Heena Sidhu
6533India-s core sector output, consisting of eight key sectors, growth stood at ______ in February (announced in March 2014).Ans) 4.5%
6534Former Army Chief Gen V K Singh joined Which Political party in March 2014 to contest Lok Sabha Election?Ans) Bharatiya Janata Party
6535Famous Indian author and journalist Khushwant Singh passed away in Mar 2014. He was born
Khushwant Singh was born in ________________ province of Pakistan.
Ans) Punjab
6536Who won singles title of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship held in March 2014?Ans) Roger Federer
6537Who released a book entitled India at Risk - Mistakes, Misconceptions and Misadventures of security policy in March 2014? In his book, he had discussed the issues, the conflicts and the consequences of the security related policy of India.Ans) Jaswant Singh
6538Home Ministry has announced "Telangana Foundation Day" to be held on ___________ (announced in May 2014).Ans) 2-June
6539Which Indian state was ranked as the fastest growing State with its Gross State Domestic Product growing at 15.05% during 2012-13, as the latest data released by the Central Statistics Office in March 2014?Ans) Bihar
6540"Ordinance Factories Day (India)" is observed on ____________ in India.Ans) 18-Mar

 
 
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