Daily Practice Quiz Published in December 2013

GK Questions
 
Sl No.Question
5201Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Railway Board in Oct 2013?
A) Gauri Kumar
B) Jaimini Bhagwati
C) Arunendra Kumar
D) Ranjan Mathai
5202The United States has overtaken which country to become the world's biggest oil producer due to the jump in output from shale gas finds in US (published in Oct 2013).
A) Kuwait
B) Saudi Arabia
C) UAE
D) Russia
 
5203Who won a second straight trophy at the Shanghai Masters in China held in Oct 2013?
A) Novak Djokovic
B) Andy Murray
C) Juan Del
D) Rafael Nadal
5204India has been ranked at _____ in the latest Global Hunger Index released by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide in Oct 2013.
A) 65th
B) 63th
C) 68th
D) 72nd
5205Who won the 2013 Man Booker prize for English fiction for novel "The Luminaries" to become the youngest winner in the award's 45-year history in Oct 2013?
A) Alice Munro
B) Jim Crace
C) Eleanor Catton
D) Ruth Ozeki
5206India-s Retail inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index, stood at _______ in September (announced in Oct 2013).
A) 9.97%
B) 9.84%
C) 9.64%
D) 9.12%
5207The World Bank has approved _______ assistance for Uttarakhand in Oct 2013, which was hit hard by rains and landslides earlier this year.
A) USD 300-million
B) USD 500-million
C) USD 250-million
D) USD 100-million
5208Who became the first-ever Indian to reach the final of a professional snooker tournament held in Oct 2013?
A) Aditya Mehta
B) Kalpana Devi
C) Deborah
D) Pankaj Advani
5209The working committee of the Board of Cricket Control of India has terminated the contract of which IPL team "Pune Warriors" for non-payment of franchise fee in Oct 2013. which group was owner of the team?
A) Deccan Group
B) India Cement
C) ADAG Group
D) Sahara Group
5210Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar announced retirement from all forms of after 16-year of career in Oct 2013. He lead which team to its 40th Ranji Trophy title last season?
A) Sourashtra
B) Mumbai
C) Delhi
D) Haryana
5211"UN Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 18-Oct
B) 24-Oct
C) 22-Oct
D) 23-Oct
5212Who has been elected as the President of Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) for a second term in Oct 2013?
A) Gopinath Munde
B) Sharad Pawar
C) Ravi Savant
D) None of These
5213Padma awardee, Sarojini Varadappan passed away in Oct 2013 following a brief illness. She was a noted _____________.
A) Actress
B) Author
C) Singer
D) Social activist
5214Who was sworn in as the Judge of the High Court of Manipur in Oct 2013?
A) Rajesh Kumar Agrawal
B) R. Mahadevan
C) Lakshmi Kanta Mohapatra
D) None of These
5215Which Indians Squash player won the Macau Open title at Macau, China held in Oct 2013 and also became the first Indian woman to break into the top 10 in the WSA rankings?
A) Dipika Pallikal
B) Joshna Chinappa
C) Kalpana Devi
D) None of These
5216Which teams have been declared joint winners of the Duleep Cup cricket Trophy this year in Oct 2013?
A) West Zone and South Zone
B) North Zone and South Zone
C) West Zone and North Zone
D) East Zone and South Zone
5217The proposed aviation venture of TATA with Singapore Airlines (SIA) has got corporate Affairs  Ministry-s approval to use the name -Tata SIA Airlines Ltd" in Oct 2013. Tata Group will hold ______ stake in the company while the rest will be held by Singapore Airlines.
A) 74%
B) 49%
C) 51%
D) 60%
5218Jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad has been disqualified as Lok Sabha members for total of _________ following their conviction in the fodder scam in Oct 2013.
A) 4 years
B) 11 years
C) 5 years
D) 12 years
5219US unemployment rate stood at ______ in September 2013 (announced in Oct 2013).
A) 8.1%
B) 7.4%
C) 7.2%
D) 7.5%
5220Publishing giant Pearson has appointed whom as the new Managing Director for its India business in Oct 2013?
A) Deepak Mehrotra
B) Rajeev Chopra
C) Tarun Chugh
D) A. Krishnakumar
5221The first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant was synchronised with the southern power grid in Oct 2013. This Nuclear power plan was built under collaboration with which country?
A) USA
B) France
C) Japan
D) Russia
5222Which Indian City has been ranked as the country-s top business destination in terms of infrastructure, human capital, city culture and basic quality of living, as per a new survey, conducted DTZ in Oct 2013?
A) Mumbai
B) Pune
C) Bangalore
D) Chennai
5223Who has been appointed as the regular Chief Justice of Madras High Court in Oct 2013?
A) Rajesh Kumar Agrawal
B) R. Mahadevan
C) Lakshmi Kanta Mohapatra
D) None of These
5224"World Development Information Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 27-Oct
B) 24-Oct
C) 28-Oct
D) 23-Oct
5225Indian mobile phone maker Micromax has roped in which Hollywood star as its brand ambassador to expand in the overseas market in Oct 2013?
A) Russell Crowe
B) Christian Bale
C) Hugh Jackman
D) Robert Downey Jr.
5226Which PSU bank has signed a MoU with industry body CII to facilitate cheaper credit access to micro, small and medium enterprises in oct 2013?
A) Punjab National Bank
B) Canara Bank
C) Dena Bank
D) Bank of Baroda
5227Which Indian American author________ has been named finalist for the prestigious US National Book Award 2013 in the fiction category (announced in Oct 2013)?
A) Kiran Desai
B) Shauna Singh Baldwin
C) Siddhartha Mukherjee
D) Jhumpa Lahiri
5228Which bank in Indonesia marked its re-entry into India after five years by opening a branch in Mumbai in Oct 2013?
A) Bank Internasional Indonesia
B) Bank Maspion Indonesia
C) Bank Negara Indonesia
D) Bank UOB Indonesia
5229The Government of India has appointed whom as Chief Coordinator and High Performance Director for Indian Hockey in Oct 2013?
A) Terry Walsh
B) Michael Nobbs
C) Roelant Oltmans
D) Barry Dancer
5230Union Government of India has appointed whom as the Chairperson of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) in Oct 2013?
A) Gauri Kumar
B) Jaimini Bhagwati
C) Arunendra Kumar
D) Gireesh B. Pradhan
52315th South Asian Conference on Sanitation, aims to promote hygienic practices and enhance the quality of life in South Asian countries,held in which country in Oct 2013?
A) Thailand
B) Nepal
C) Bangladesh
D) India
5232Who won the Indian Grand Prix for the third time in a row at the Buddh International circuit at Greater Noida held in Oct 2013?
A) Sebastian Vettel
B) Fernando Alonso
C) Lewis Hamilton
D) Kimi Raikkonen
5233Who won the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships at Istanbul held in Oct 2013?
A) Li Na
B) Maria Sherapova
C) Petra Kvitova
D) Serena Williams
5234China's economic growth stood at _______ in the third quarter (July-to-September) of the current year (announced in Oct 2013).
A) 7.2%
B) 7.5%
C) 7.8%
D) 8.1%
5235Who was unanimously elected as the president of the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) for a four-year term in Oct 2013?
A) Dinesh Reddy
B) Ranjib Biswal
C) Rajeev Shukla
D) Kanwar Deep Singh
5236Which global mining giant has confirmed that it was pulling out of nine oil and gas exploration projects in India in Oct 2013 due to their inability to carry out exploration operations in these blocks because of bureaucratic hurdles and disagreements with the Government.
A)  BHP Billiton
B) ALCOA
C) Rio Tinto
D) None of These
5237"World Thrift Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 27-Oct
B) 24-Oct
C) 31-Oct
D) 23-Oct
5238Which country has turned down membership of the UN Security Council, a day after it won the seat in Oct 2013?
A) Palestine
B) Kuwait
C) Saudi Arabia
D) Syria
5239Who became the first Indian to win silver at the 2013 ITTF Para table tennis Asian regional championships held in Beijing in Oct 2013?
A) Dipika Pallikal
B) Joshna Chinappa
C) Kalpana Devi
D) Bhavina Hashmukhbhai Patel
5240Who received the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought at Strasbourg, France in Oct 2013?
A) Aung Suu Kyi
B) Nelson Mandela
C) Jacob Zuma
D) None of These
5241Who became fastest century scorer (in 52 balls) of India in One day International (ODI) matches while playing against Australia in Oct 2013?
A) Rohit Sharma
B) Shikhar Dhawan
C) Virat Kohli
D) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
5242Who was awarded the first founders- award from the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York in October 2013 for his/her work to help HIV/AIDS victims?
A) Bill Gates
B) John Kerry
C) Hilary Clinton
D) None of These
5243Nobel Laureate Lawrence R Klein passed away in Gladwyne, near Philadelphia in Oct 2013. He won nobel prize in which field in 1980?
A) Medicine
B) Chemistry
C) Physics
D) Economics
5244Who has been appointed as the Managing Director and CEO of Philips Electronics India Ltd in Oct 2013?
A) Deepak Mehrotra
B) Rajeev Chopra
C) Amit Laroya
D) A. Krishnakumar
5245Which famous bollywood actor received the third Hridaynath Mangeshkar award for his contribution to the film industry in Oct 2013?
A) Amitabh Bachchan
B) Anupam Kher
C) Amir Khan
D) Paresh Rawal
5246Who has been declared BJP's chief ministerial candidate for Delhi Assembly elections to be held in Dec 2013?
A) Vijender Gupta
B) Harsh Vardhan
C) Vijay Jolly
D) Ramesh Bidhuri
5247Who has been awarded with French highest civilian award -Chevalier de la Legion d-Honneur- for her work on transgender and HIV positive patients in Oct 2013?
A) Leena Manimekalai
B) Ai-jen Poo
C) Anjali Gopalan
D) Maryam Durani
5248Committee headed by whom, appointed to probe illegal mining across the country, has submitted its third and final report which is mainly on the menace in Goa in Oct 2013?
A) Tarun Chaterjee
B) M B Shah
C) Lakshmi Kanta Mohapatra
D) A.P. Shah
5249Who has been awarded the Mother Teresa International Award by NGO -The Harmony Foundation- for her efforts towards achieving social justice in Oct 2013?
A) Kiran Kher
B) Aishwaryya Bachchan
C) Sushmita Sen
D) Shabana Azmi
5250"World Statistics Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 27-Oct
B) 24-Oct
C) 20-Oct
D) 23-Oct
5251The RBI has increased Reverse Repo rate by 25 bps to _______ during its monetary policy review meet in October 2013.
A) 7%
B) 7.75%
C) 7.25%
D) 6.75%
5252Which bollywood actress became the first Indian to be global brand ambassador of American fashion brand Guess in Oct 2013?
A) Kareena Kapoor
B) Katrina Kaif
C) Deepika Padukone
D) Priyanka Chopra
5253Which Legendary footballer launched a new book titled -1283- in Oct 2013?
A) Batistuta
B) Maradona
C) Pele
D) Zidane
5254An expert panel headed by whom suggested in Oct 2013 that diesel prices should be hiked by a steep Rs 5 per litre, kerosene by Rs 4 a litre and cooking gas (LPG) rates by Rs 250 per cylinder immediately?
A) Kirit S Parikh
B) Mukul Mudgal
C) Arvind Mayaram
D) Asha Tiwari
5255As per recent World Bank study published in Oct 2013, It is easiest to start a business in ______ within India.
A) Hyderabad
B) Bangalore
C) New Delhi
D) Mumbai
5256Which Indian IT Services Company has paid USD 34 million to settle a civil lawsuit from the US government over allegations it misused visas in Oct 2013?
A) HCL Technologies
B) TCS
C) Wipro
D) Infosys
5257"International Day of Rural women" is observed on ____________.
A) 14-Oct
B) 16-Oct
C) 15-Oct
D) 13-Oct
5258Who won the four-man PGA Grand Slam of Golf held in Oct 2013?
A) Adam Scott
B) Justin Rose
C) Jason Dufner
D) Padraig Harrington
5259"World Mental Health Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 14-Oct
B) 11-Oct
C) 10-Oct
D) 13-Oct
5260Who has been appointed as the new Chairman and Managing Director of India Infrastructure Finance Company (IIFC) Ltd in Oct 2013?
A) SB Nayar
B) S Varadarajan
C) R K Singhon
D) B Ashok
5261The RBI has increased Repo rate by 25 bps to _______ during its monetary policy review meet in October 2013.
A) 7.25%
B) 7.75%
C) 7%
D) 6.75%
5262US government has finally averted the risk of potential default by settling a deal to reopen the government and raise the debt limit to _________ in Oct 2013.
A) USD 15.2 trillion
B) USD 15.7 trillion
C) USD 16.7 trillion
D) USD 17.5 trillion
5263"World Arthiritis Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 17-Oct
B) 12-Oct
C) 20-Oct
D) 23-Oct
5264Legendary singer and one of Indian cinema's golden voices, Manna Dey died in a Bangalore hospital in Oct 2013. Though he sang in many Indian languages, he is from which state?
A) West Bengal
B) Assam
C) Odissa
D) Bihar
5265Which Internet company image-recognition startup LookFlow, which will bring image-recognition technology to its Flickr service for sharing photos in Oct 2013?
A) Yahoo
B) Google
C) Microsoft
D) Facebook
5266A CBI court sentenced former Chairman and Managing Director of _________, M Gopalakrishnan and four others to one year imprisonment for defrauding various branches of the bank in Oct 2013.
A) Indian Bank
B) Canara Bank
C) Dena Bank
D) Bank of Baroda
5267The Reserve Bank of India has constituted a GIRO Advisory Group (GAG) to implement a national Indian Bill Payment System in Oct 2013. This will be headed by ________.
A) Arvind Mayaram
B) Bimal Jalan
C) Umesh Bellur
D) B. Sambamurthy
5268Who has bagged the Dr Guislain -Breaking the Chains of Stigma- award, which includes a cash prize of $50,000 for his tireless work to empower those suffering from mental illness in Oct 2013?
A) Paul Janssen
B) Matrika Prasad Devkota
C) Anjali Gopalan
D) None of These
5269Ravuri Bharadwaja passed away in Hyderabad in Oct 2013. He was a famous ______.
A) Actor
B) Writer
C) Scientist
D) Director
5270Ten regional parties of North East India have formed the North East Regional Political Front (NERPF) in Oct 2013. Who has been appointed as NERPF convener?
A) Neiphiu Rio
B) Prafulla Kumar Mahanta
C) Mukul Sangma
D) Okram Ibobi Singh
5271"The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty" is observed on ____________.
A) 18-Oct
B) 19-Oct
C) 17-Oct
D) 23-Oct
5272Photographer Greg du Toit was named Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 by the panel of international judges in Oct 2013. He is from which country?
A) Kenya
B) South Africa
C) USA
D) Brazil
5273Which country offered honorary citizenship to Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai in Oct 2013?
A) USA
B) Canada
C) UK
D) Germany
5274Who took oath as the new Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court in Oct 2013?
A) Prafulla Chandra Pant
B) Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana
C) Badar Durrez Ahmad
D) Abhay Manohar Sapre
5275Who was presented the first Yash Chopra Memorial Award by the Minister for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari at a function in Mumbai in Oct 2013?
A) Shyam Benegal
B) Amitabh Bachchan
C) Lata Mangeshkar
D) Asha Bhonsle
5276Who has been awarded with the first ever $1 million Genesis Prize, an award also known as the -Jewish Nobel Prize- in Oct 2013?
A) Hilary Clinton
B) Michael Bloomberg
C) Bill Gates
D) Wareen Buffet
5277Five countries have been elected to seats as non-permanent members by the United Nations Security Council in the 15-member Council in oct 2013. Which in the list is not among them?
A) Chile
B) Chad
C) Lithuania
D) Pakistan
5278Viktor Orban recently visited India in Oct 2013. He is Prime Minister of which Country?
A) Hungary
B) Sweden
C) Switzerland
D) Israel
5279The Government of India has allocated _________ to State Bank of India as part of its plan to infuse Rs 14,000 crore in fresh capital to 20 public sector banks in Oct 2013.
A) Rs 3,000 crore
B) Rs 2,500 crore
C) Rs 2,000 crore
D) Rs 4,000 crore
5280Which India-s leading IT Services Company won the 'Corporate Sustainability Stewardship' award for efficient management of energy, waste and water resources in its production processes and operations (announced in Oct 2013)?
A) Wipro
B) Infosys
C) TCS
D) HCL Technologies
5281The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) and which Indian Private bank have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Oct 2013 to explore avenues for mutually beneficial knowledge sharing in food processing and agricultural sectors?
A) YES Bank
B) ICICI Bank
C) HDFC Bank
D) Axis Bank
5282Who won the 2013 Indian Open Snooker title held in New Delhi in8 October 2013?
A) Xiao Guodong
B) Marco Fu
C) Ding Junhui
D) Judd Trump
5283Which famous bollywood actor has been named the brand ambassador for India-s leading lighting and consumer electronics company, Philips in Oct 2013?
A) Salman Khan
B) Shahrukh Khan
C) Ranbir Kapoor
D) Amitabh Bachchan
5284Who waved the chequered flag at the 2013 Indian Grand Prix held at the Buddh International Circuit in Oct 2013?
A) Gagan Narang
B) MC Mary Kom
C) Sushil Kumar
D) Saina Nehwal
5285Who topped the Fortune magazine-s global list of top-50 women business leaders published in Oct 2013?
A) Guler Sabanci
B) Maria Das Gracas Foster
C) Gail Kelly
D) None of These
5286Private life insurer PNB MetLife has appointed whom as Managing Director of the company in oct 2013?
A) Deepak Mehrotra
B) Rajeev Chopra
C) Tarun Chugh
D) A. Krishnakumar
5287Which Indian Cricketer was banned for 18 months from all forms of cricket in Oct 2013 after being found guilty of consuming a banned anabolic steroid by the BCCI-s Anti-Doping Tribunal?
A) Pradeep Sangwan
B) Siddharth Trivedi
C) Amit Singh
D) Harmeet Singh
5288Which country retained the top position in the global Gender Gap Index published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Oct 2013?
A) Iceland
B) Sweden
C) Norway
D) Switzerland
5289India has retained its _______ position after South Africa and England in the latest ICC Test rankings published in Oct 2013.
A) First
B) Second
C) Third
D) Fourth
5290Which US Comedian was honoured with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in Oct 2013?
A) Carol Burnett
B) Tina Fey
C) Tony Bennett
D) Jim Carrey
5291India was ranked at ______ position on a global Gender Gap Index dpublished by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) in Oct 2013.
A) 106th
B) 101st
C) 92nd
D) 121st
5292"World Osteoporosis Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 27-Oct
B) 24-Oct
C) 20-Oct
D) 23-Oct
5293The RBI has decreased the Marginal Standing Facility, MSF rate by 25 bps to ______ during its monetary policy review in Oct 2013.
A) 9.5%
B) 10%
C) 8.75%
D) 9.75%
5294Famous Malayalam ________ K Raghavan passed away in Oct 2013.
A) Actor
B) Writer
C) Politician
D) Music Director
5295Which Country secured no 1 rank in the 'Ease of Doing Business' ranking of 189 economies published by the World Bank in Oct 2013?
A) Singapore
B) South Korea
C) New Zealand
D) United States
5296India has placed at ____ spot in the latest ease-of-doing business list, 'Ease of Doing Business' ranking of 189 economies published by the World Bank in Oct 2013.
A) 106th
B) 134th
C) 112th
D) 96th
5297The Central Government has constituted a high-level committee headed by ________ to look at the division of assets and the administrative framework for Telengana formation from Andhra Pradesh in Oct 2013.
A) Umesh Bellur
B) Arvind Mayaram
C) K Vijay Kumar
D) Mukul Mudgal
5298Who has bagged the -Best CEO Award- at the Seventh National Cooperative Summit held during Oct 21-22 in Bangalore? The award was given under the Frontiers in Cooperative Banking - Best CEO category.
A) Ashok Reddy Nukala
B) S.R. Bansal
C) Rajendra Kumar Saraf
D) Umesh Chand Asawa
5299Who was awarded with the 'Soul of India Award' for his contribution and achievements in the film industry in Oct 2013?
A) Virendra Paul
B) M. Night Shyamalan
C) Ashok Amritraj
D) None of These
5300Dabur has roped in which bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit as the new brand ambassador to endorse its brand Dabur Chyawanprash in Oct 2013?
A) Karishma Kapoor
B) Madhuri Dixit
C) Hema Malini
D) Shabana Azmi
5301Which team won the 48th Bombay Gold Cup hockey tournament held at the MHA stadium, Mumbai in Oct 2013?
A) Indian Oil Corporation
B) Indian Railways
C) Air India
D) SAIL
5302Which PSU Bank has opened over 3,000 -zero balance- savings accounts under the -Kanyasree- scheme of the West Bengal Government in Oct 2013?
A) Punjab National Bank
B) Central Bank of India
C) State Bank of India
D) Allahabad Bank
5303Who has been selected for the Radhakrishnan Gold Medal for the year 2013 by the Global Economic Progress & Research Association (GEPRA), a Chennai-based research organisation in Oct 2013?
A) Geeta Chandran
B) Utpal Bhadra
C) Kavita Shukla
D) S. Masood Ahmed
5304The RBI has kept CRR (Cash Reserve Ratio) unchanged at _______ during its monetary policy review meet in October 2013.
A) 4%
B) 4.25%
C) 4.5%
D) 3.5%
5305Which famous bollywood actor has been appointed as the goodwill ambassador for South Korea in Oct 2013?
A) Salman Khan
B) Shahrukh Khan
C) Ranbir Kapoor
D) Amitabh Bachchan
5306Which Country secured no 1 rank in the 'Prosperity Index' ranking of 142 countries published by London-based Legatum Institute in Oct 2013?
A) Canada
B) Switzerland
C) Norway
D) USA
5307Who has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Siemens- regional company in India in Oct 2013?
A) Deepak Mehrotra
B) Rajeev Chopra
C) Amit Laroya
D) Sunil Mathur
5308Inflation in the 17-nation euro zone stood at ________ in October, which is the lowest since February 2010.
A) 0.7%
B) 1.1%
C) 0.9%
D) 1.4%
5309India has placed at _______ spot in the World Prosperity Index, largely due to poor 'safety and security' environment, in the list published by London-based Legatum Institute in Oct 2013?
A) 92nd
B) 101st
C) 106th
D) 86th
5310India has developed a new tactical surface-to-surface missile _____ with a range between 60-170 km in Oct 2013 and plans to offer it to friendly countries.
A) Pragati
B) Prithvi
C) Agni
D) Trishul
5311The Union Cabinet of India gave its approval to declare which airports as international airports in Oct 2013?
A) Imphal
B) Bhubaneswar
C) Bhubaneswar and Guwahati
D) Bhubaneswar and Imphal
5312Who has taken over as Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu in Oct 2013?
A) N. Ram
B) N. Ravi
C) N. Murali
D) None of These
5313Who won the K.K. Menon Award for 2013 (announced in Oct 2013)?
A) Utpal Bhadra
B) Geeta Chandran
C) S. Masood Ahmed
D) Kavita Shukla
5314Private life insurer Birla Sun Life Insurance has appointed whom as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the company in Oct 2013?
A) Deepak Mehrotra
B) Rajeev Chopra
C) Pankaj Razdan
D) Sunil Mathur
5315The government has announced whom as the next chief of the Indian Air Force in Oct 2013 who will take charge on 1st Jan 2014?
A) Norman Anil Kumar Browne
B) Arup Raha
C) Pradeep Vasant Naik
D) None of These
5316The RBI has kept Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) unchanged at _______ during its monetary policy review meet in October 2013.
A) 23%
B) 23.5%
C) 24%
D) 25%
5317Which Indian won the coveted Miss Asia Pacific 2013 title outclassing 49 other contestants in South Korea held in Oct 2013?
A) Srishti Rana
B) Akshitaa Agnihotri
C) Zoya Afroz
D) Navneet Kaur Dhillon
5318Who secured the title of the world's most powerful leader as ranked by Forbes in Oct 2013?
A) Barack Obama
B) Xi Jinping
C) Vladimir Putin
D) None of These
5319Who was awarded with the prestigious Guru Debaprasad Award for her contribution in the field of dance in Oct 2013?
A) Geeta Chandran
B) Anita Ratnam
C) Padma Subramanyam
D) Meenakshi Sundaram Pillai
5320Who has been appointed as the Director General (DG) of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in Oct 2013?
A) Ajay Chadha
B) Subhas Goswami
C) K Vijay Kumar
D) None of These
5321Microsoft appointed whom as the corporate vice president of Skype, a popular and free international voiceover and messaging service and Lync communications product in Oct 2013?
A) Deepak Mehrotra
B) A. Krishnakumar
C) Gurdeep Singh Pall
D) Sunil Mathur
5322Which bollywood actress was honoured in the House of Commons, London for her contribution to the global entertainment industry in Oct 2013?
A) Kareena Kapoor
B) Katrina Kaif
C) Deepika Padukone
D) Priyanka Chopra
5323All India Football Federation (AIFF) has signed an agreement with Football Federation of which country to support former-s Grassroots Programme in Oct 2013?
A) Germany
B) Australia
C) England
D) Sweden
5324Rajendra Yadav passed away in Delhi in Oct 2013. He was a famous ___ Author.
A) Sanskrit
B) Urdu
C) Hindi
D) None of These
5325Which Private Insurance Company launched  "Smart Power Insurance" plan, which is designed to care for investor-s twin needs of insurance and investment in Oct 2013?
A) Reliance Life Insurance
B) SBI Life Insurance
C) Religare Life Insurance
D) Birla Sun Life Insurance
5326A Sharia Court conducted solely by women with an aim to redress the grievances of Muslim women has started functioning in which Indian city in Oct 2013?
A) New Delhi
B) Chennai
C) Hyderabad
D) Pune
5327Former national _______ champion Uttam Chandarana, who dominated the sport during 1940s and 50s, passed away in Mumbai in Oct 2013.
A) Badminton
B) Table tennis
C) Chess
D) Squash
5328Which Indian brand has placed at ninth in the list of top ten global brands admired most in Africa, according to a survey published in Oct 2013?
A) Tata
B) Birla
C) Airtel
D) Reliance
5329The Supreme Court decided to appoint __________ to head a committee which has been deliberating on broad guidelines for protection of good Samaritans rendering assistance to accident victims in Oct 2013.
A) Justice Badar Durrez Ahmad
B) Justice Prafulla Chandra Pant
C) Justice A.P. Shah
D) Justice T.Nandakumar Singh
53303M India Ltd-s has appointed whom as Director and Managing Director of the company in Oct 2013?
A) Deepak Mehrotra
B) Rajeev Chopra
C) Amit Laroya
D) A. Krishnakumar
5331Which state government announced to provide all School and college classrooms with Wi-Fi connection to aid their learning process as a part of state government-s Digital Learning Aid for Students scheme in Oct 2013?
A) Tripura
B) Haryana
C) Meghalaya
D) Nagaland
5332"International Day of Non-Violence" is observed on ____________.
A) 5-Oct
B) 8-Oct
C) 2-Oct
D) 1-Oct
5333Acclaimed ________ director Rithy Panh received the -Asian Filmmaker of the Year award- at the Busan International Film Festival in Oct 2013 for his efforts to save his country's cinematic heritage.
A) French
B) German
C) Cambodian
D) Mexican
5334Who is the new president of Ethiopia elected in Oct 2013?
A) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
B) Hassan Rouhani
C) Mulatu Teshome
D) Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
533523rd ASEAN Summit 2013 held in Oct 2013 in which city?
A) Manila
B) Kuala Lumpur
C) Brunei
D) Bangkok
5336"Heal India" campaign was launched in Oct 2013 to raise awareness about _______ disease.
A) HIV
B) Leprosy
C) TB
D) Swine Flu
5337Which young Indian was selected for United Nations 10 Young Innovators Competition 2013 in Oct 2013?
A) Geeta Chandran
B) Varun Arora
C) Bunker Roy
D) None of These
5338"International Animation Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 29-Oct
B) 28-Oct
C) 21-Oct
D) 24-Oct
5339Which Indian Oil Company acquired an additional 12% stake in a Brazilian oil blocks for 529 US million Dollars in October 2013?
A) ONGC Videsh Limited
B) Indian Oil Corporation
C) GAIL India
D) None of These
5340Which Indian Telecom company has launched M-Pesa, its trademarked mobile money transfer and payment service in Maharashtra in association with ICICI Bank in Oct 2013?
A) Airtel
B) Vodafone
C) Aircel
D) Ideal
5341Which European football club launched a residential football academy in Pune in partnership with city-based DSK Shivajians FC in India in Oct 2013?
A) Manchester United
B) Liverpool
C) Arsenal
D) Manchester City
5342"World Standards Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 15-Oct
B) 18-Oct
C) 12-Oct
D) 14-Oct
5343Which Indian state school team won Girls- title of the 54th Subroto Cup Football Tournament after winning final match held at the Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi in Oct 2013?
A) Haryana
B) Punjab
C) Manipur
D) Assam
5344India launched its ambitious pension scheme, the________________ for over five million overseas workers in Dubai in Oct 2013.
A) Indira Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana
B) Rajiv Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana
C) Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana
D) None of These
5345The Largest Air Traffic Control Tower of India which is 84 meter high was Inaugurated at which city airport in Oct 2013?
A) New Delhi
B) Mumbai
C) Hyderabad
D) Bangalore
5346Which internet giant launched a new search algorithm named as "Humingbird" in Oct 2013?
A) Alibaba
B) Microsoft
C) Yahoo
D) Google
5347Wilfried Martens, former Prime Minister of _________ passed away in Oct 2013.
A) Belgium
B) Norway
C) Greece
D) Sweden
5348The Indian Navy inducted into service its largest offshore patrol vessel (OPV), ______________ at the Southern Naval Command in Oct 2013.
A) INS Soundrya
B) INS Sukanya
C) INS Sunayna
D) INS Sindhu
5349Which Indian PSU Bank has agreed take over the Amanath Cooperative Bank after board meeting held in Oct 2013?
A) Punjab National Bank
B) Canara Bank
C) IDBI Bank
D) Bank of Maharashtra
5350"Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 29-Oct
B) 18-Oct
C) 21-Oct
D) 24-Oct
5351Narendra Modi laid the foundation of a 597-foot Sardar Patel idol (called the Statue of Unity) in Oct 2013 which will be built at Sadhu Bet, an island situated 3 kilometers away from the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat. Vallabhbhai Patel, Known as Iron man, is India's first ________________ post independece.
A) Finance Minister
B) External Affairs Minister
C) Prime Minister
D) Home Minister
5352Which former Liberian President who sentenced to 50 years in prison for crimes against humanity in Oct 2013?
A) Charles Taylor
B) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
C) Foday Sankoh
D) George Weah
5353Which Indian state launched the -She Taxi- project, aiming at ensuring safe travel for women, in Oct 2013?
A) Gujarat
B) Kerala
C) Goa
D) Haryana
5354Two political leaders Lalu Prasad Yadav and Jagadish Sharma have been disqualified from their parliamentary memberships on account of conviction under the Chaibasa Treasury case in Oct 2013. Jagadish Sharma belonged to which political party?
A) Janata Dal (United)
B) SP
C) BSP
D) RJD
5355India Post has launched Instant Cash in Oct 2013. Instant Cash is an instant electronic money transfer service launched in partnership with which company?
A) Wall Street Exchange
B) Moneygram
C) National Stock Exchange
D) Western Union
5356Which of the following dam has celebrated its 50th Anniversary in Oct 2013?
A) Bhakra dam
B) KSR Dam
C) Sardar Sarovar Dam
D) Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
5357Which of the following Indiant districts has been termed as the first zero-landless district in the country in Oct 2013?
A) Alappuzha
B) Ernakulam
C) Kannur
D) Kollam
5358Who has been appointed as the Chairman of India-s largest bank, State Bank of India in Oct 2013?
A) Nishi Vasudeva
B) Shubhalakshmi Panse
C) Arundhati Bhattacharya
D) Archana Bhargava
5359"World Polio Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 29-Oct
B) 18-Oct
C) 21-Oct
D) 24-Oct
5360Which IPL team won the Champions League Twenty-20 title held in Oct 2013?
A) Rajasthan Royals
B) Trinidad & Tobago
C) Mumbai Indians
D) Chennai Super Kings
5361SEBI and FIPB have approved Jet-Etihad deal in Oct 2013. As a part of the deal, Etihad will acquire __________ stake in Jet Airways to Etihad.
A) 51%
B) 24%
C) 49%
D) 76%
5362Who has been ranked as India's richest women as per the latest Forbes list published by the magazine in Oct 2013?
A) Indu Jain
B) Anu Aga
C) Savitri Jindal
D) Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
5363Indian mobile phone maker Micromax has roped in which Hollywood star as its brand ambassador to expand in the overseas market in Oct 2013?
A) Russell Crowe
B) Christian Bale
C) Hugh Jackman
D) Robert Downey Jr.
5364Which organization won the Nobel peace prize 2013 (announced in Oct 2013)?
A) European Union
B) Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
C) UNICEF
D) Red Cross
5365Which Indian Cricketer became the third cricketer in the world to score a double hundred in an ODI match after Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Shewag in Nov 2013?
A) Sikhar Dhawan
B) Virat Kohli
C) Rohit Sharma
D) Yuvraj Singh
5366Which company acquired over-the-counter (OTC) skincare brand Caladryl in India from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc in Nov 2013?
A) Piramal Enterprises
B) Lupin
C) Sun Pharma
D) Aurobindo Pharma
5367What is the name of the international envoy who completed a visit to muster support for peace talks with Syria in Nov 2013?
A) Ban Ki?moon
B) Lakhdar Brahimi
C) Sergey Lavrov
D) Nabil Elaraby
5368"World Radiography Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 14-Nov
B) 9-Nov
C) 5-Nov
D) 11-Nov
5369Bosch Ltd has appointed whom as the Regional President for Automotive Aftermarket business in India in Nov 2013?
A) Steven Sinofsky
B) Doug McMillon
C) Paul Allen
D) Guenter Weber
5370How many major central banks in the world made currency swap arrangements permanent in Nov 2013 as a prudent liquidity backstop  in case of future global financial strains?
A) Five
B) Seven
C) Six
D) Eight
5371William C. Lowe, who worked for IBM, passed away on 19th October. He was well known for Inventing ____________.
A) Personal Computer (PC)
B) Mouse
C) Keyboard
D) Mainframe
5372Famous global magazine Forbes has announced whom as the most powerful woman in the world for the third consecutive year in Nov 2013?
A) Dilma Rousseff
B) Angela Merkel
C) Melinda Gates
D) Hilary Clinton
5373Which company launched a new flagship Android phone yesterday, a Nexus 5 which runs the latest version of the mobile operating system dubbed 'KitKat' in Nov 2013?
A) HTC
B) Samsung
C) Google
D) Apple
5374India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in broadcasting with which country in Nov 2013?
A) Brazil
B) Mexico
C) Cuba
D) Peru
5375Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd (MCX) has appointed whom as Chairman in Nov 2013?
A) Gopal Krishna Pillai
B) Thomas Mathew T.
C) Jignesh Shah
D) Satyananda Mishra
5376Scientists discovered a new planet called ________ which has a similar mass and density to that of Earth in Nov 2013?
A) M62
B) Kepler 78b
C) Pollux b
D) Fomalhaut b
5377Which Indian Squash player scripted history by becoming the first Indian ever to reach the world championship last-eight stage at the recently held World Squash Championship at Manchester in Nov 2013?
A) Heena Sidhu
B) Saurav Ghosal
C) Joshna Chinappa
D) Dipika Pallikal
5378Who has been nominated as the new Prime Minister of Georgia in Nov 2013?
A) Mikhail Saakashvili
B) Giorgi Margvelashvili
C) Irakli Garibashvili
D) None of These
5379"Legal Services Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 14-Nov
B) 9-Nov
C) 5-Nov
D) 11-Nov
5380Which country became the First South Asian Country to Approve Commercial Cultivation of Bt Brinjal in Nov 2013?
A) Nepal
B) Pakistan
C) Bangladesh
D) Thailand
5381SpiceJet has appointed whom as the new head the budget airline in Nov 2013?
A) Sanjiv Kapoor
B) Gary Kenneth Toomey
C) Deepak Kapoor
D) Rahul Bhatia
5382Legendary folk singer Reshma passed away in Nov 2013. She belonged to which country?
A) Bangladesh
B) Pakistan
C) India
D) Afghanisthan
5383Who won the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix held in Nov 2013?
A) Sebastian Vettel
B) Mark Webber
C) Nico Rosberg
D) Kimi Raikkonen
5384Which Indian Cricketer has become the number-one ranked batsman in the latest ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen published in Nov 2013?
A) Sikhar Dhawan
B) Virat Kohli
C) Rohit Sharma
D) M S Dhoni
5385ISRO successfully launched its historic mission to Mars from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Nov 2013. If successful, the satellite will take about _______ to reach Mars.
A) 400 days
B) 300 days
C) 250 days
D) 500 days
5386Indian men's hockey team was officially qualified for the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in Nov 2013. The Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 will be held in _________.
A) Netherlands
B) Germany
C) England
D) Australia
5387Which telecom company has entered into a definitive agreement with the Warid Group to fully acquire Warid Congo SA in Nov 2013?
A) Idea Cellular
B) Aircel
C) Bharti Airtel
D) Reliance Communicastion
5388Which Indian Weightlifting Federation Joint Secretary has been appointed as an international Weightlifting referee in Nov 2013?
A) Abraham K Techi
B) Sahdev Yadav
C) Éva Moska
D) None of These
5389Who won the Paris Masters Tennis Men's single title held in Nov 2013?
A) Novak Djokovic
B) Andy Murray
C) David Ferrer
D) Rafael Nadal
5390Which region has been named as the best region to visit in 2014 by a leading global travel guide, Lonely Planet in Nov 2013?
A) Ladakh
B) Kerala
C) Sikkim
D) Rajasthan
5391India is placed _________ out of 37 in a list of countries ranked in terms of expat quality of life, according to a research published by HSBC Expat in Nov 2013.
A) Fourth
B) Sixth
C) Eleventh
D) Seventh
5392"Children-s Day" is observed across India on ____________.
A) 14-Nov
B) 9-Nov
C) 5-Nov
D) 11-Nov
5393India's core sector growth stood at ___________ in September (published in Nov 2013).
A) 3.7%
B) 7.1%
C) 6.5%
D) 8%
5394The European Union executive expects economic growth in the 17-member currency bloc to reach _______- in 2014  after a 0.4% contraction this year (announced in Nov 2013).
A) 1.5%
B) 1.1%
C) 0.5%
D) 0.8%
5395Nirupama Rao, Indian envoy to the US, bid farewell to her career of diplomacy in Nov 2013. She was succeeded by whom in Nov 2013?
A) Ashok K Kantha
B) Rajiv Mehrishi
C) Sudhir Mital
D) S Jaishankar
5396Who was re-elected as the President of Tajikistan in Nov 2013?
A) Imomali Rakhmon
B) Islam Karimov
C) Nursultan Nazarbayev
D) Oqil Oqilov
5397Jammu and Kashmir Bank has reappointed whom as its Chairman and CEO for a period of another three years in Nov 2013?
A) Mushtaq Ahmad
B) S.R. Bansal
C) Rajendra Kumar Saraf
D) Umesh Chand Asawa
5398Famous _________ music director Sher Choudhury passed away in Nov 2013.
A) Oriya
B) Assamese
C) Bengali
D) Hindi
5399The Government has appointed whom as Member (Mechanical) in the Railway Board in Nov 2013?
A) Gauri Kumar
B) Jaimini Bhagwati
C) Arunendra Kumar
D) Alok Johri
5400Which country launched the Olympic torch into space in Nov, as part of the flame-s journey for space walk for the first time in Olympic History?
A) USA
B) China
C) Russia
D) France
5401Which Indian business woman has been named as the most powerful businesswoman in India for the third consecutive year by Fortune Magazine in Nov 2013?
A) Shikha Sharma
B) Preetha Reddy
C) Aruna Jayanthi
D) Chanda Kochhar
5402Which country was selected by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) to host the Men-s World Cup of Hockey in 2018 (announced in Nov 2013)?
A) England
B) Netherlands
C) India
D) Gemrany
5403India's Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) stood at __________-- in August (announced in Nov 2013).
A) USD 3.1 billion
B) USD 1.4 billion
C) USD 2.8 billion
D) USD 2.2 billion
5404Which country won the Asian Champions Trophy in Men-s category at the recently held 3rd Asian Champions Trophy (Hockey) in Japan in Nov 2013?
A) Pakistan
B) Japan
C) India
D) Malaysia
5405Shares of which micro-blogging site made its debut on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Nov 2013?
A) Orkut
B) LinkedIn
C) Twitter
D) Facebook
5406Which global drug company ______ has agreed to acquire US's ViroPharma - a rare disease biopharmaceutical firm - for about USD 4.2 billion in Nov 2013?
A) Pfizer
B) Shire
C) Daichi
D) Glaxo
5407The European Central Bank (ECB) has cut its benchmark interest rate by 25 bps to a record low of ___________ in Nov 2013?
A) 0.75%
B) 0.5%
C) 0.25%
D) 0.00%
5408"Diabetes Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 14-Nov
B) 9-Nov
C) 5-Nov
D) 11-Nov
5409The euro zone economic growth stood at _____ in the July-to-September period (announced in Nov 2013).
A) 0.3%
B) 0.5%
C) 0.1%
D) -0.2%
5410India's Trade deficit stood at _________ in October (published in Nov 2013).
A) USD 10.9 billion
B) USD 9.7 billion
C) USD 10.55 billion
D) USD 12.8 billion
5411Who won Miss Universe 2013 contest held at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia in November 2013?
A) Gabriela Isler from Venezuela
B) Patricia Yurena Rodriguez from Spain
C) Constanza Baez from Ecuador
D) None of These
5412Who was elected New York City's first Democratic mayor in two decades in Nov 2013?
A) Michael Bloomberg
B) Joe Lhota
C) Bill de Blasio
D) Bill Thompson
5413US economic growth stood at ________ (annual growth rate) in the third quarter (July to September) of the current year (announced in Nov 2013).
A) 2.5%
B) 2.8%
C) 3.1%
D) 1.7%
5414The V.C. Padmanabhan Memorial Award 2013 for Ecology and Environment Conservation was presented to whom in Nov 2013?
A) Mushirul Hasan
B) Shiraz Naval Minwalla
C) Madhav Gadgil
D) Burra Gautham Sidharth
5415Noted _________ writer Vijaydan Detha,recipient of Padma Shri and Sahitya Akademi Award, passed away in Nov 2013.
A) Assamese
B) Hindi
C) Rajasthani
D) Marathi
5416Tarla Dalal passed away in Nov 2013. She was a famous _________.
A) Director
B) Noted food writer, Chef
C) Musician and Music Director
D) Social Activist, Author
5417Which Indian shooter created history in Nov 2013 by becoming the first pistol exponent from India to win a gold medal at the ISSF World Cup finals in Munich, Germany?
A) Heena Sidhu
B) Saurav Ghosal
C) Annu Raj Singh
D) Rahi Sarnobot
5418Union Minister of Minority Affairs K Rahman Khan launched a National Portal on which national leader to mark his 125th birth anniversary in Nov 2013?
A) C. Rajagopalachari
B) Rajendra Prasad
C) Vallabhbhai Patel
D) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
5419Regional Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2013 was launched in which city in Nov 2013?
A) Tokyo
B) Sydney
C) Kulalampur
D) Dubai
5420Which Cricketer tops ICC test cricket All-rounders' rankings as per the latest ranking published in Nov 2013?
A) Shakib Al Hassan
B) Ravindra Jadeja
C) R. Ashwin
D) Jacques Kallis
5421Which Indian City emerged as the city with highest internet penetration in India, as per the data released by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) in Nov 2013?
A) Bangalore
B) Mumbai
C) New Delhi
D) Hyderabad
5422LIC Housing Finance Ltd has appointed whom as Managing Director and CEO in Nov 2013?
A) V K Sharma
B) Usha Sangwan
C) Sunita Sharma
D) None of These
5423India has conduncted a joint naval exercise named -Malabar 2013- with which country in the Bay of Bengal in Nov 2013?
A) Japan
B) China
C) Thailand
D) USA
5424Indian women's hockey team won _______ in Asian Champions Trophy tournament held at Kakamigahara, Japan in Nov 2013.
A) Gold
B) Silver
C) Bronze
D) None of These
5425The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed the Wholly Owned Subsidiaries (WOS) of the foreign banks to acquire the domestic private sector banks in Nov 2013. The subsidiaries will need a minimum capital of ________ as per RBI notification.
A) Rs 500 crore
B) Rs 100 crore
C) Rs 200 crore
D) Rs 50 crore
5426The 53rd World Fide Championship was held in which Indian City in Nov 2013?
A) Hyderabad
B) Chennai
C) Bangalore
D) New Delhi
5427"International Day for Tolerance" is observed on ____________.
A) 14-Nov
B) 19-Nov
C) 17-Nov
D) 16-Nov
5428Who was appointed as the Secretary General of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in Nov 2013?
A) Ashok Sahu
B) Rajiv Mehrishi
C) Sudhir Mital
D) Parvinder Sohi Behuria
5429Martha Dodray, health worker from Bihar won the global UN Award for her commitment and dedication to eradicate ________ in India in Nov 2013?
A) AIDS
B) TB
C) Polio
D) Leprosy
5430What was India's rank in the list of worldwide Financial Secrecy Index which ranks jurisdictions based on their secrecy and the scale of their activities and serves as a tool for understanding global financial secrecy, tax havens and illicit financial flows (published in Nov 2013).
A) 24th rank
B) 32nd rank
C) 29th rank
D) 18th rank
5431Which country won the Asian Champions Trophy in Women-s category at the recently held 3rd Asian Champions Trophy (Hockey) in Japan in Nov 2013?
A) Pakistan
B) Japan
C) India
D) Malaysia
5432Who won the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals title  held in Nov 2013?
A) Novak Djokovic
B) Andy Murray
C) David Ferrer
D) Rafael Nadal
5433Who won the 50th edition of Indian Open golf tournament held at the Delhi Golf Club (DGC), New Delhi in Nov 2013?
A) Gaganjeet Bhullar
B) Mohammed Siddikur
C) Shiv Chowrasia
D) Anirban Lahiri
5434Which Global rating agency has warned of lowering the country-s sovereign rating to -speculative- grade post general elections next year if the new government fails to arrest the falling growth (announced in Nov 2013)?
A) Fitch
B) Standard & Poor-s
C) Moody's
D) None of These
5435Bank of Maharashtra has appointed whom as its new Chairman and Managing Director in Nov 2013?
A) Mushtaq Ahmad
B) S.R. Bansal
C) Rajendra Kumar Saraf
D) Sushil Muhnot
5436"National Epilepsy Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 14-Nov
B) 19-Nov
C) 17-Nov
D) 16-Nov
5437Which country won FIFA Under-17 Football World Cup held in UAE in Nov 2013?
A) Nigeria
B) Mexico
C) China
D) South Korea
5438Which Indian state Government has announced -Bhagat Puran Singh Sehat Beema Yojna- (BPSSBY), a cashless health care scheme for BPL families  in the state in Nov 2013?
A) Himachal Pradesh
B) Haryana
C) Punjab
D) Uttarakhand
5439Which country remains the world's most secretive place on financial matters in the top-ten of the inaugural worldwide Financial Secrecy Index which ranks jurisdictions based on their secrecy and the scale of their activities and serves as a tool for understanding global financial secrecy, tax havens and illicit financial flows (published in Nov 2013).
A) Luxembourg
B) Switzerland
C) Hong Kong
D) Lebanon
5440Who took charge as new Director General of paramilitary Indo—Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in Nov 2013 which guards the sensitive frontier with China?
A) Subhas Goswami
B) Mahboob Alam
C) Ajay Chadha
D) K Vijay Kumar
5441The Central Government has appointed whom as the first Chairman and Managing Director of the Bharatiya Mahila Bank, the country-s first all-woman bank which was launched in Nov 2013?
A) Arundhati Bhattacharya
B) Archana Bhargava
C) Shubhalakshmi Panse
D) Usha Ananthasubramanian
5442The government of India has appointed whom as the Secretary of Overseas Indian Affairs Ministry in Nov 2013?
A) Sudhir Mital
B) Rajiv Mehrishi
C) S Jaishankar
D) Prem Narain
5443"World Pneumonia Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 14-Nov
B) 19-Nov
C) 12-Nov
D) 16-Nov
5444India-s Retail inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index, stood at _______ in October (announced in Nov 2013).
A) 9.97%
B) 9.84%
C) 10.09%
D) 10.12%
5445The 22nd CHOGM (Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting) Summit 2013 was held in which country in Nov 2013?
A) India
B) Malaysia
C) Sri Lanka
D) Bangladesh
5446Who appointed as the Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court in Nov 2013?
A) Justice Ajit Prakash Shah
B) Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde
C) Justice R. Banumathi
D) Justice Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar
5447The Reserve Bank has said the current account deficit in current financial year 2013-14 will be around _________ in Nov 2013.
A) USD 64 billion
B) USD 56 billion
C) USD 42 billion
D) USD 38 billion
5448Kolkata-based Emami Ltd has roped in which famous sportsperson _________ to endorse its premium health product -Zandu Kesari Jivan- in Nov 2013?
A) Mary Kom
B) P. T. Usha
C) Milkha Singh
D) Sushil Singh
5449A postage stamp honoring Sachin Tendulkar was released before the start his 200th and last Test match at the Wankhede Stadium in Nov 2013. Tendulkar is the only Indian living person after _______ to receive this honour.
A) APJ Abdul Kalam
B) Lata Mangeshkar
C) Mother Teresa
D) Jawaharlal Neheru
5450Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) by the Finance Ministry in Nov 2013?
A) Yogesh Agarwal
B) Anup Wadhawan
C) Paras Ajmera
D) Satyananda Mishra
5451India has topped the medals tally position in the 2nd Junior SAF Games held in Ranchi in Nov 2013. India won how many gold medals?
A) 20 Gold
B) 10 Gold
C) 15 Gold
D) 12 Gold
5452Micro-blogging Website Twitter has appointed whom as the Managing Director of Asia, North Africa and India in Nov 2013?
A) Shailesh Rao
B) Rishi Jaitly
C) Parminder Singh
D) None of These
5453India has conduncted a 10 day joint training exercise 'Hand in Hand- to enhance counter terrorism skills with which country in Nov 2013?
A) Japan
B) China
C) USA
D) Thailand
5454What is the name of the super cyclone that hit Philippines in Nov 2013, causing huge devastation and killing more than 5000 people?
A) Nilam
B) Phalin
C) Haiyan
D) Thane
5455India-s Index of Industrial Production (IIP) growth stood at _________ in September 2013 (Announced in Nov 2013).
A) 2%
B) 0.6%
C) 1.6%
D) 3.5%
5456Which country was selected by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) to host the Women-s World Cup of Hockey in 2018 (announced in Nov 2013)?
A) England
B) Netherlands
C) India
D) Gemrany
5457The 44th International Film Festival of India was held in which location in Nov 2013?
A) Kochin
B) Mumbai
C) Goa
D) Hyderabad
5458"National Journalism Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 14-Nov
B) 19-Nov
C) 17-Nov
D) 16-Nov
5459Which country will replace Saudi Arabia on the Security Council for a two-year term starting in January after the Saudis' unprecedented rejection of the seat in Nov 2013?
A) Kuwait
B) Jordan
C) Iraq
D) UAE
5460Who is likely to succeed Raghuram Rajan as the next Chief Economic Advisor in the Ministry of Finance (announced in Nov 2013)?
A) Siddharth Tiwari
B) Montek Singh Ahluwalia
C) Kaushik Basu
D) D Subbarao
5461Which bollywood star will deliver this year's Penguin Lecture, which has featured some of the world's most respected leaders, thinkers and writers over the years (Announced in Nov 2013)?
A) Shahrukh Khan
B) Amir Khan
C) Amitabh Bachchan
D) Anupam Kher
5462Which Global rating agency has lowered its long-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on the Republic of France on Friday by one notch to 'AA' in Nov 2013?
A) Fitch
B) Standard & Poor-s
C) Moody's
D) None of These
5463The Vice President of India, M. Hamid Ansari released a book entitled "India-s Nuclear Energy Programme: Future Plans, Prospects and Concerns" edited by ________ at a function organized by Indian National Science Academy (INSA) in Nov 2013.
A) Prof. B.S. Rajput
B) Prof. R. Rajaraman
C) Prof. P. Chiranjeevi
D) None of These
5464US unemployment rate stood at ______ in October 2013 (announced in Nov 2013).
A) 8.1%
B) 7.4%
C) 7.3%
D) 7.2%
5465Who won the 2013 India Social Entrepreneur of the Year award by The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, a sister organisation of the World Economic Forum (announced in Nov 2013)?
A) Ela Bhatt
B) Chetna Vijay Sinha
C) Nand Kishore Chaudhary
D) Vinoba Bhave
5466Who was appointed as the Secretary of Department of Expenditure in the Union Ministry of Finance in Nov 2013?
A) RS Gujral
B) Rajiv Mehrishi
C) S Jaishankar
D) Ratan P Watal
5467India-s overall inflation, measured by the Wholesale Price Index stood at ________ in October.
A) 6.96%
B) 7.46 %
C) 7%
D) 5.85%
5468Who was selected for the 2014 New Horizons in Physics Prize in Nov 2013?
A) Mushirul Hasan
B) Shiraz Naval Minwalla
C) Madhav Gadgil
D) Burra Gautham Sidharth
5469Who has been elected as the next President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in Nov 2013?
A) Adi Godrej
B) Naina Lal Kidwai
C) Siddhartha Birla
D) Kris Gopalakrishnan
5470As per global body WGC, which country with an estimated demand of 1,000 tonnes may become the world's top gold consumer (announced in Nov 2013)?
A) Japan
B) China
C) India
D) USA
5471Max Bupa Health Insurance has entered into a bancassurance tie-up with which bank in Nov 2013?
A) HDFC Bank
B) ICICI Bank
C) Deutsche Bank
D) Citibank
5472Who won the Maldivian Presidential polls and become the 6th President of Maldives in Nov 2013?
A) Mohamed Nasheed
B) Qasim Ibrahim
C) Reeko Moosa Manik
D) Abdulla Yameen
5473Sachin Tendulkar was honoured with Bharat Ratna Award in Nov 2013. With this he has become the ___________ sportsperson to be awarded with India's highest civilian award.
A) Third
B) Second
C) First
D) None of These
5474The long-delayed and much awaited USD 2.3 billion aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya was inducted into the Indian Navy in Russia in Nov 2013. What was its earlier name?
A) Ulyanovsk
B) Kuznetsov
C) Gorshkov
D) Minsk
5475Who has become the world chess champion after defeating Vishwanathan Anand in Nov 2013?
A) Magnus Carlsen
B) Vladimir Kramnik
C) Levon Aronian
D) Hikaru Nakamura
5476Which Company has been termed as the world-s top private-sector investor in research and development (R&D), according to EU data released in Nov 2013?
A) Samsung
B) Volkswagen
C) Volvo
D) Apple
5477The world-s largest cancer database called ________ containing 1.7 billion experimental results has been launched, with an aim to discover future treatments for the deadly disease in Nov 2013.
A) CanDat
B) CanSAR
C) CanBase
D) None of These
5478Nobel prize winner Doris Lessing passed away in UK in Nov 2013. Shee won Nobel prize in which category?
A) Physics
B) Medicine
C) Literature
D) Chemistry
5479"Citizens' Day" is observed on ____________.
A) 14-Nov
B) 19-Nov
C) 17-Nov
D) 16-Nov
5480Sachin Tendulkar was termed as Time magazine-s -Person of the Moment- while playing for his last 200th test in Nov 2013. His career spanned __________.
A) 25 Years
B) 24 Years
C) 26 Years
D) 23 Years
5481Which Indian PSU was conferred with the "Engineering Excellence Award 2013" given by Engineering Watch at SCOPE Convention Centre in Delhi in Nov 2013?
A) Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML)
B) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
C) Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited (SPMCIL)
D) National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO)
5482Which movie won the golden elephant trophy for the best live action feature film at the 18 thInternational Children's Film Festival India (ICFFI) held at Hyderabad in Nov 2013?
A) Kauwboy
B) The Rocket
C) Child's Pose
D) Gabrielle
5483Who has been appointed as the next ambassador to the United Arab Emirates in Nov 2013?
A) Ashok K Kantha
B) Rajiv Mehrishi
C) Sudhir Mital
D) T.P. Seetharam
5484Which female athlete has been named as the "Female Athelete of the Year 2013" by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) in November 2013?
A) Sanya Richards
B) Allyson Felix
C) Carmelita Jeter
D) Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
5485Which global magazine has conferred the batting legend Sachin Tendulkar with the -Person of the Week- honour while he played his last test in Nov 2013?
A) Forbes
B) Wall Street Journal
C) Time magazine
D) Fortune
5486Which country was unanimously chosen in Nov 2013 as the host of the next Commonwealth summit in 2015 after Mauritius pulled out in protest against the decision to hold this year's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka?
A) Malaysia
B) Malta
C) Canada
D) India
5487Which country defended the Davis Cup title 2013 in Nov 2013?
A) Germany
B) Sweden
C) Czech Republic
D) Spain
5488Which famous Bollywood actress was honoured with the first Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa in November 2013?
A) Rekha
B) Waheeda Rehman
C) Hema Malini
D) Jaya Prada
5489Scientist CN Rao was honoured with Bharat Ratna Award in Nov 2013. He is related to which science field?
A) Medicine
B) Nuclear Physics
C) Space Research
D) Chemistry
5490Who has been chosen for the 2013 award given by the Institute for Theoretical Physics and Advanced Mathematics Einstein-Galilei (IFM), Italy in Nov 2013?
A) Mushirul Hasan
B) Shiraz Naval Minwalla
C) Madhav Gadgil
D) Burra Gautham Sidharth

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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5201Ans) Arunendra Kumar
5202Ans) Saudi Arabia
5203Ans) Novak Djokovic
5204Ans) 63th
5205Ans) Eleanor Catton
5206Ans) 9.84%
5207Ans) USD 250-million
5208Ans) Aditya Mehta
5209Ans) Sahara Group
5210Ans) Mumbai
5211Ans) 24-Oct
5212Ans) Sharad Pawar
5213Ans) Social activist
5214Ans) Lakshmi Kanta Mohapatra
5215Ans) Dipika Pallikal
5216Ans) North Zone and South Zone
5217Ans) 51%
5218Ans) 11 years
5219Ans) 7.2%
5220Ans) Deepak Mehrotra
5221Ans) Russia
5222Ans) Bangalore
5223Ans) Rajesh Kumar Agrawal
5224Ans) 24-Oct
5225Ans) Hugh Jackman
5226Ans) Canara Bank
5227Ans) Jhumpa Lahiri
5228Ans) Bank Internasional Indonesia
5229Ans) Roelant Oltmans
5230Ans) Gireesh B. Pradhan
5231Ans) Nepal
5232Ans) Sebastian Vettel
5233Ans) Serena Williams
5234Ans) 7.8%
5235Ans) Kanwar Deep Singh
5236Ans) BHP Billiton
5237Ans) 31-Oct
5238Ans) Saudi Arabia
5239Ans) Bhavina Hashmukhbhai Patel
5240Ans) Aung Suu Kyi
5241Ans) Virat Kohli
5242Ans) Hilary Clinton
5243Ans) Economics
5244Ans) A. Krishnakumar
5245Ans) Amitabh Bachchan
5246Ans) Harsh Vardhan
5247Ans) Anjali Gopalan
5248Ans) M B Shah
5249Ans) Sushmita Sen
5250Ans) 20-Oct
5251Ans) 6.75%
5252Ans) Priyanka Chopra
5253Ans) Pele
5254Ans) Kirit S Parikh
5255Ans) New Delhi
5256Ans) Infosys
5257Ans) 15-Oct
5258Ans) Adam Scott
5259Ans) 10-Oct
5260Ans) S.B. Nayar
5261Ans) 7.75%
5262Ans) USD 16.7 trillion
5263Ans) 12-Oct
5264Ans) West Bengal
5265Ans) Yahoo
5266Ans) Indian Bank
5267Ans) Umesh Bellur
5268Ans) Matrika Prasad Devkota
5269Ans) Writer
5270Ans) Neiphiu Rio
5271Ans) 17-Oct
5272Ans) South Africa
5273Ans) Canada
5274Ans) Abhay Manohar Sapre
5275Ans) Lata Mangeshkar
5276Ans) Michael Bloomberg
5277Ans) Pakistan
5278Ans) Hungary
5279Ans) Rs 2,000 crore
5280Ans) Infosys
5281Ans) YES Bank
5282Ans) Ding Junhui
5283Ans) Ranbir Kapoor
5284Ans) MC Mary Kom
5285Ans) Maria Das Gracas Foster
5286Ans) Tarun Chugh
5287Ans) Pradeep Sangwan
5288Ans) Iceland
5289Ans) Third
5290Ans) Carol Burnett
5291Ans) 101st
5292Ans) 20-Oct
5293Ans) 8.75%
5294Ans) Music Director
5295Ans) Singapore
5296Ans) 134th
5297Ans) K Vijay Kumar
5298Ans) Umesh Chand Asawa
5299Ans) Ashok Amritraj
5300Ans) Madhuri Dixit
5301Ans) Indian Oil Corporation
5302Ans) State Bank of India
5303Ans) Utpal Bhadra
5304Ans) 4%
5305Ans) ShahRukh Khan
5306Ans) Norway
5307Ans) Sunil Mathur
5308Ans) 0.7%
5309Ans) 106th
5310Ans) Pragati
5311Ans) Bhubaneswar and Imphal
5312Ans) N. Ravi
5313Ans) S. Masood Ahmed
5314Ans) Pankaj Razdan
5315Ans) Arup Raha
5316Ans) 23%
5317Ans) Srishti Rana
5318Ans) Vladimir Putin
5319Ans) Geeta Chandran
5320Ans) Subhas Goswami
5321Ans) Gurdeep Singh Pall
5322Ans) Kareena Kapoor
5323Ans) Australia
5324Ans) Hindi
5325Ans) SBI Life Insurance
5326Ans) Pune
5327Ans) Table tennis
5328Ans) Airtel
5329Ans) Justice A.P. Shah
5330Ans) Amit Laroya
5331Ans) Meghalaya
5332Ans) 2-Oct
5333Ans) Cambodian
5334Ans) Mulatu Teshome
5335Ans) Brunei
5336Ans) Leprosy
5337Ans) Varun Arora
5338Ans) 28-Oct
5339Ans) ONGC Videsh Limited
5340Ans) Vodafone
5341Ans) Liverpool
5342Ans) 14-Oct
5343Ans) Manipur
5344Ans) Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana
5345Ans) Mumbai
5346Ans) Google
5347Ans) Belgium
5348Ans) INS Sunayna
5349Ans) Canara Bank
5350Ans) 21-Oct
5351Ans) Home Minister
5352Ans) Charles Taylor
5353Ans) Kerala
5354Ans) Janata Dal (United)
5355Ans) Wall Street Exchange
5356Ans) Bhakra dam
5357Ans) Kannur
5358Ans) Arundhati Bhattacharya
5359Ans) 24-Oct
5360Ans) Mumbai Indians
5361Ans) 24%
5362Ans) Savitri Jindal
5363Ans) Hugh Jackman
5364Ans) Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
5365Ans) Rohit Sharma
5366Ans) Piramal Enterprises
5367Ans) Lakhdar Brahimi
5368Ans) 5-Nov
5369Ans) Guenter Weber
5370Ans) Six
5371Ans) Personal Computer (PC)
5372Ans) Angela Merkel
5373Ans) Google
5374Ans) Cuba
5375Ans) Satyananda Mishra
5376Ans) Kepler 78b
5377Ans) Saurav Ghosal
5378Ans) Irakli Garibashvili
5379Ans) 9-Nov
5380Ans) Bangladesh
5381Ans) Sanjiv Kapoor
5382Ans) Pakistan
5383Ans) Sebastian Vettel
5384Ans) Virat Kohli
5385Ans) 300 days
5386Ans) Netherlands
5387Ans) Bharti Airtel
5388Ans) Abraham K Techi
5389Ans) Novak Djokovic
5390Ans) Sikkim
5391Ans) Seventh
5392Ans) 14-Nov
5393Ans) 8%
5394Ans) 1.1%
5395Ans) S Jaishankar
5396Ans) Imomali Rakhmon
5397Ans) Mushtaq Ahmad
5398Ans) Assamese
5399Ans) Alok Johri
5400Ans) Russia
5401Ans) Chanda Kochhar
5402Ans) India
5403Ans) USD 1.4 billion
5404Ans) Pakistan
5405Ans) Twitter
5406Ans) Shire
5407Ans) 0.25%
5408Ans) 14-Nov
5409Ans) 0.1%
5410Ans) USD 10.55 billion
5411Ans) Gabriela Isler from Venezuela
5412Ans) Bill de Blasio
5413Ans) 2.8%
5414Ans) Madhav Gadgil
5415Ans) Rajasthani
5416Ans) Noted food writer, Chef
5417Ans) Heena Sidhu
5418Ans) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
5419Ans) Sydney
5420Ans) R. Ashwin
5421Ans) Mumbai
5422Ans) Sunita Sharma
5423Ans) USA
5424Ans) Silver
5425Ans) Rs 500 crore
5426Ans) Chennai
5427Ans) 16-Nov
5428Ans) Parvinder Sohi Behuria
5429Ans) Polio
5430Ans) 32nd rank
5431Ans) Japan
5432Ans) Novak Djokovic
5433Ans) Mohammed Siddikur
5434Ans) Standard & Poor-s
5435Ans) Sushil Muhnot
5436Ans) 17-Nov
5437Ans) Nigeria
5438Ans) Punjab
5439Ans) Switzerland
5440Ans) Subhas Goswami
5441Ans) Usha Ananthasubramanian
5442Ans) Prem Narain
5443Ans) 12-Nov
5444Ans) 10.09%
5445Ans) Sri Lanka
5446Ans) Justice R. Banumathi
5447Ans) USD 56 billion
5448Ans) Milkha Singh
5449Ans) Mother Teresa
5450Ans) Anup Wadhawan
5451Ans) 20 Gold
5452Ans) Parminder Singh
5453Ans) China
5454Ans) Haiyan
5455Ans) 2%
5456Ans) England
5457Ans) Goa
5458Ans) 17-Nov
5459Ans) Jordan
5460Ans) Siddharth Tiwari
5461Ans) Amitabh Bachchan
5462Ans) Standard & Poor-s
5463Ans) Prof. R. Rajaraman
5464Ans) 7.3%
5465Ans) Chetna Vijay Sinha
5466Ans) Ratan P Watal
5467Ans) 7%
5468Ans) Shiraz Naval Minwalla
5469Ans) Siddhartha Birla
5470Ans) China
5471Ans) Deutsche Bank
5472Ans) Abdulla Yameen
5473Ans) First
5474Ans) Gorshkov
5475Ans) Magnus Carlsen
5476Ans) Volkswagen
5477Ans) CanSAR
5478Ans) Literature
5479Ans) 19-Nov
5480Ans) 24 Years
5481Ans) Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited (SPMCIL)
5482Ans) Kauwboy
5483Ans) T.P. Seetharam
5484Ans) Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
5485Ans) Time magazine
5486Ans) Malta
5487Ans) Czech Republic
5488Ans) Waheeda Rehman
5489Ans) Chemistry
5490Ans) Burra Gautham Sidharth