Daily Practice Quiz Published in July 2013

GK Questions
 
Sl No.Question
3961-The amount on a life insurance policy that is payable to the beneficiary when the policy holder passes away- is technically known as
A) Additional Benefit
B) Death Benefit
C) Endorsement
D) Flat Benefit
3962Police of which state has decided to prepare a database of people involved in land grabbing, habitual exploitation of women and communal elements etc.?
A) Delhi
B) Bihar
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) Madhya Pradesh
3963Name the archer who won seven medals in the women-s recurve section at the 33rd Senior National Archery Championships that concluded in Chennai in 2013?
A) Jhano Hansda
B) Deepika Kumari
C) Vrushali Gorle
D) Ritul Chatterjee
3964In which of the below countries terrorist group al-Qaida has captured a part of the country and has built an elaborate network of tunnels, trenches, shafts and ramparts in 2013?
A) Afghanistan
B) Iraq
C) Kenya
D) Mali
3965What is India-s current ranking in the World Intellectual Property Indicators 2012 released by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in 2013?
A) Ninth
B) Third
C) Sixth
D) Seventh
3966India's eight core sector industries have a combined weight of _____in the overall Index of Industrial Production (IIP).
A) 31.5%
B) 37.9%
C) 56.6%
D) 61.2%
3967Somdev Devvarman is associated with which of the following Sports?
A) Tennis
B) Badminton
C) Squash
D) Snooker
3968-The written document issued by an insurance company to a policy owner which represents the insurance contract between the insurance company and the policy owner- is termed as?
A) Endorsement
B) Policy
C) Prescription
D) Beneficiary note
3969-The amount of money to be paid by a policy owner to the insurance company for the benefits provided under an insurance policy- is termed as?
A) Collateral
B) Premium
C) Broker
D) Benefit
3970Capital Account Deficit (CAD) will increase with the increase in which of the following?
A) Import of gold
B) Import of crude oil
C) Inflow of foreign money
D) Both 1 and 2
3971ASBA is a mechanism for subscribing to applications in Initial Public Offerings (IPOs). ASBA stands for
A) Application Supported by Blocked Amount
B) Application Submitted with Blocked Amount
C) Acquired Shares by Blocked Amount
D) Application Supported by Balance Amount
3972Which state government launched -Kanyadan- scheme under which an incentive of Rs 11,000 will be given to brides during mass marriage ceremony organised by Red Cross Societies or any registered NGO?
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Punjab
C) Bihar
D) Haryana
3973Which state in India has announced to observe year 2013 as Information Technology Empowerment Year?
A) Karnataka
B) Andhra Pradesh
C) Bihar
D) Madhya Pradesh
3974After raising its stake to 55.57%, the government has restructured the board of which of the below financial institutions?
A) IDBI Bank Ltd
B) IFCI Ltd
C) SIDBI
D) NABARD
3975-The termination of an insurance policy due to non-payment of premium- is technically called as?
A) Lapse
B) Death
C) Forfeiture
D) Seize
3976The Asia-s largest Sports Institute, Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (NIS), is situated in?
A) Patiala
B) Ahmedabad
C) Kolkata
D) Bangalore
3977In regards to insurance, -A policy provision that allows a policy to be restored from a lapsed status and resume active coverage- is termed as?
A) Reinstatement
B) Reaffirmation
C) Reinsurance
D) Revocation
3978BAFTA awards are associated with which of the following fields?
A) Science and Technology
B) Film and Television
C) Literature
D) Journalism
3979Steven Spielberg-s film -Lincoln-, which received 12 Oscar nominations, has been produced by
A) Paramount Pictures
B) Reliance-DreamWorks
C) Warner Brothers'
D) 20th Century Fox
3980Who is author of the book titled "The Bankster"?
A) D Subbarao
B) Ravi Subramanian
C) Vijay Kelkar
D) Robin S Sharma
3981Which spacecrafts carried the astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Buzz Aldrin to the moon in 1969?
A) Apollo 8
B) Apollo 9
C) Apollo 11
D) Eagle
3982Which of the following services come(s) under the ambit of services tax?
A) Courier Service
B) Cable Operator
C) Security Agency
D) All of them
3983Who heads the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC), which aims to simplify and rewrite the legislation affecting financial markets in India?
A) Justice BN Srikrishna
B) Justice KG Balakrishnan
C) Justice Yogesh Kumar Sabharwal
D) None of These
3984What is the career best ranking of Olympic bronze-medalist Saina Nehwal as per Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings?
A) First
B) Second
C) Third
D) Seventh
3985Who is the author of the book titled "Our Moon Has Blood Clots"?
A) Chetan Bhagat
B) Rahul Pandita
C) Jhumpa Lahiri
D) Amitabha Ghosh
3986Tahirul Qadri, who led a massive protest against the Pakistan government, has taken asylum in which country?
A) UK
B) Canada
C) USA
D) Saudi Arabia
3987"Rah-e-Milan" is the name of the bus service between which of the following countries?
A) India and Pakistan
B) India and Myanmar
C) India and Nepal
D) India and Bangladesh
3988The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has opened the country-s first -Technology Innovation Research Centre- in which City in 2013?
A) Ahmedabad
B) Gurgaon
C) Chennai
D) Bangalore
3989Which commodity is the biggest contributor to India's import bill after crude oil?
A) Silver
B) Mechinery
C) Gold
D) Vehicles
3990Which state launced "Atal Jyoti Abhiyan" scheme under which the government would provide 24 hours power supply for domestic use in rural areas and agriculture connection holders will get minimum eight hours power supply?
A) Gujarat
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Tamil Nadu
D) Madhya Pradesh
3991Kannada author UR Ananthamurthy has been shortlisted for the international Man Booker Prize for fiction in 2013. He is author of which book in the list?
A) Jokumaraswami
B) The Magic
C) Samskara
D) None of These
3992Which of the following airports in India is set to become the first airport of the country to use solar power for running its utility grid system?
A) Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
A) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
C) Cochin International Airport
D) Indira Gandhi International Airport
3993Who among the following has won the Australian Open men-s singles title tos become the first man in to win three consecutive Australian Open titles.
A) Andy Murray
B) Novak Djokovic
C) Rafael Nadal
D) R Federer
3994What is the name the India's first underwater ballistic missile which completed its developmental trials with the successful test conducted in 2013?
A) Akash
B) K-15
C) Brahmos
D) Agni
3995Hopman Cup is associated with which Sport?
A) Cricket
B) Chess
C) Tennis
D) Badminton
3996The government has set up an expert committee to review institutional framework of Prasar Bharti which is headed by?
A) Sam Pitroda
B) Nandan Nilekai
C) Shashi Tharoor
D) None of These
3997The Know Your Customer (KYC) norms are applicable to which of the following categories of customers of the banks?
A) A person or entity that maintains an account with the bank
B) A person who has business relationship with the bank
C) A person who holds a demat account with a particular bank
D) All of these
3998Federation Cup is associated with which sport?
A) Basketball
B) Kabaddi
C) Hockey
D) Cricket
3999Noted social activist Anna Hazare has renamed his former organisation India Against Corruption as ________.
A) Jantantra Morcha
B) Loktantra Morcha
C) Jana mukti Morcha
D) None of These
4000India has dropped nine places in the list of 179 countries in the 2013 World Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders. What is India-s current ranking?
A) 121
B) 82
C) 127
D) 140
4001Who is the author of the books "The Immortals of Meluha" and "The Secret of the Nagas"?
A) Amish Tripathi
B) Rahul Pandita
C) Jhumpa Lahiri
D) Ravinder Singh
4002Which of the following statements is/are not correct about National Population Register (NPR)?
A) It is a project of home ministry.
B) It is a substitute for Aadhar (UID).
C) It collects identity through three biometricsphotographs,fingerprints and iris impression.
D) All the residents above five years of age have to be enrolled mandatorily.
4003Who is the author of the book titled "Economic Policies and India-s Reform Agenda: New Thinking"?
A) Duvvuri Subbarao
B) C Rangarajan
C) YV Reddy
D) Bimal Jalan
4004A Taiwanese billionaire, Samuel Yin has announced to establish a new prize with an initial endowment of USD 103 million which is also considered as Asia-s Nobel Prize. What is the name of the prize?
A) Ron Brown Award
B) Tang Prize
C) Ted Award
D) None of These
4005The capital market regulator Sebi has appointed a committee under ex-Cabinet secretary K M Chandrashekhar to frame guidelines for
A) Foreign Institutional Investors
B) Foreign Venture Capital Investors (FVCIs)
C) Qualified Financial/Institutional Investors (QFIs)
D) All types of foreign investors
4006The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has constituted a panel headed by ________ to examine issues of certification under the Cinematograph Act 1952.
A) Javed Akhtar
B) Mukul Mudgal
C) Gulzar
D) Sam Pitroda
4007Which trophy was instituted in 1959-60, to commemorate the silver jubilee of the Ranji Trophy with the idea to have the Ranji Trophy winners play the Rest of India?
A) Duleep Trophy
B) Deodhar Trophy
C) Irani Cup
D) None of These
4008The Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS), a distributed computing project designed to hunt for a particular kind of prime number, has identified the world-s largest prime number yet which has over ____ digits.
A) 16 million
B) 21 million
C) 17 million
D) 19 million
4009Which of the following committees/commissions was set up to suggest measures for effective implementation of Public Distribution System (PDS)?
A) Kelkar Committee
B) Verma Commissiom
C) DP Wadhwa Committee
D) Kirit Parikh Committee
4010Samba is a popular form of dance famous as the dance of celebrations. It originated from which country?
A) Argentina
B) Brazil
C) Columbia
D) Mexico
4011Who is the author of the graphic novel -Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean-? The book is based on the first section of the Mahabharata.
A) Amish Tripathi
B) Ashwin Sanghi
C) Amruta Patil
D) None of These
4012International Olympic Committee (IOC) has dropped which of the following games from the 2020 Games? The IOC acted after reviewing the 26 sports on the current Olympic format.
A) Wrestling
B) Badminton
C) Squash
D) Karate
4013 : 367 Which of the following leading two-wheeler manufacturer recently decided to move out of all cricket sponsorships? But the automobile giant will stay associated with other sports like hockey and golf.
A) Hero Moto Corp
B) TVS Motor Company
C) Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India Ltd
D) Bajaj Auto
4014Which state launched the Sparsh Abhiyan program for rehabilitation and empowerment of the disabled, aged and the destitute?
A) Haryana
B) Madhya Pradesh
C) Karnataka
D) Bihar
4015As the largest ever takeover in the food industry Warren Buffett-s Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital announced to take over which of the following US food giant for a deal worth USD 28 billion?
A) McDonalds
B) Burger King
C) Subway
D) Heinz
4016India-s first geothermal power plant is going to be established in the newly formed Balrampur district of which state?
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Chhattisgarh
C) Bihar
D) Maharashtra
4017Which is the first Indian FMCG brand to cross the Rs 5,000-crore mark in retail sales in a year.
A) Parachute Oil
B) Parle-G
C) LUX
D) Britania Marie
4018Which IT services major got listed on NYSE Euronext London and Paris markets in February 2013, becoming the first Indian company to be admitted to trade on the leading global bourse?
A) TCS
B) Infosys
C) Wipro
D) HCL Technologies
4019India-s first wildlife skywalk will come up in Maenam wildlife sanctuary in the north-eastern state of ____________.
A) Sikkim
B) Meghalaya
C) Mizoram
D) Manipur
4020Who in the below list became the first Indian to sign up for Gates- Buffet Charity?
A) Azim Premji
B) Ratan Tata
C) N R Narayana Murthy
D) Sunil Mittal
4021The low-cost airline -Air Asia- has tied up with Tata Sons to start a low-cost airline in India. Air Asia is the airlines of which country?
A) Singapore
B) Malaysia
C) China
D) Thailand
4022Who among the following cricketers became the 10th Indian to play his 100th Test?
A) MS Dhoni
B) Harbhajan Singh
C) R Ashwin
D) VirendraSehwag
4023Which Hindi litterateur has been selected for the prestigious Vyas Samman for 2012 for his historical novel -Na Bhooto Na Bhavishyati-
A) M. S. Swaminathan
B) Pratibha Ray
C) Manoj Das
D) Narendra Kohli
4024Which global tech firm has rolled out in India DigiGirlz, a programme aimed at driving high school girls towards science and engineering by giving them an opportunity to learn about careers in technology and connecting with the company's employees?
A) Microsoft
B) Google
C) Oracle
D) SAP
4025Which of the following commission has been set up to investigate illegal mining in different states?
A) Justice Verma Commission
B) Justices Madan B Lokur Commission
C) Justice OP Bhatt Commission
D) Justice MB Shah Commission
4026Which state became the first State in the country to ban manual scavenging?
A) Maharastra
B) Delhi
C) Gujarat
D) Karnataka
4027As per Union budget 2013-14 the Indian Institute of Biotechnology will be set up at ______.
A) Ranchi
B) Lucknow
C) Hyderabad
D) Bangalore
4028As per budget 2013-14, which of the following funds has been set up with Rs. 1,000 crore to empower women and to keep them safe and secure?
A) Malala Fund
B) Nirbhaya Fund
C) Mahila Fund
D) None of These
4029As per budget 2013-14, Finance Minister has proposed the National Institute of Sports Coaching will be set up at ______________.
A) Gwalior
B) Patiala
C) Hyderaba
D) Lucknow
4030Which is the Italian musician and composer who passed away at 95? He wrote the scores for about 300 films and is also known as the -voice of Rome-.
A) Miles Davis
B) Armando Trovajoli
C) Gianni Alemanno
D) Louis Armstrong
4031Which state/ UT government is planning to promote its state/UT as a medical tourism hub?
A) Kerala
B) Puducherry
C) Gujarat
D) Tamil Nadu
4032Capital Market regulator SEBI has set up committee to curb the menace of insider trading headed by?
A) Justice T Meena Kumari
B) Justice N.K. Sodhi
C) Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre
D) Justice Arun Mishra
4033 Which of the following Indian states presented a zero-deficit budget for its state?
A) Gujarat
B) Jammu & Kashmir
C) Bihar
D) Tripura
4034India-s first all-women post office, which will be completely operated by women employees was opened in March 2013 at _________.
A) Delhi
B) Chennai
C) Kochi
D) Raipur
4035The memoir, -The Test of My Life-, is based on the life of
A) Lance Armstrong
B) Yuvraj Singh
C) MS Dhoni
D) Sunil Gavaskar
4036The government has set up a committee of experts to prepare the blueprint of India-s first women-s bank. The committee is headed by
A) Pratip Chaudhuri
B) M B N Rao
C) O P Bhatt
D) B A Prabhakar
4037What is the full form -CBS- in banking?
A) Core Banking Solution
B) Core Banking System
C) Core Banking Service
D) None of these
4038Which of the following is India-s first subsonic cruise missile?
A) Brahmos
B) Agni
C) Nirbhay
D) Akash
4039 What is the full form IDR as used in banking/financial sector?
A) Indian Depository Receipt
B) Indian Deferred Receipt
C) Individual Deposit Receipt
D) None of these
4040Manorama Devi is associated with which of the following sports?
A) Cricket
B) Cycling
C) Badminton
D) Shooting
4041Sundar Pichai has been appointed head Google-s Android, the most used mobile operating system in the world. He was an alumnus of _________.
A) IIT Kharagpur
B) IIT Delhi
C) IIT Kanpur
D) IIT Bombay
4042The world-s largest concentrated solar power plant was formally opened in March 2013 in ________.
A) Abu Dhabi
B) Dubai
C) Riyadh
D) Doha
4043 Which political party of Pakistan has made history by completing its full five-year term on 16th March 2013?
A) Pakistan People-s Party
B) Pakistan Muslim League
C) Pakistan Social Democratic Party
D) Pakistan Socialist Party
4044Paan Singh Tomar' was named the best picture at the 60th National Film Awards. The movie was directed by
A) Sujoy Ghosh
B) Tigmanshu Dhulia
C) Anurag Kashyap
D) None of These
4045According to one international leader, BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) would one day become E-BRICS. E represents the country
A) Ethiopia
B) Egypt
C) Estonia
D) None of These
4046Which of the following films was declared the best film on environment conservation/preservation in 60th National Film Awards?
A) Dekh Indian Circus
B) Black Forest
C) Chittagong
D) TNone of these
4047Prof. Nibir Mandal of Jadavpur University has been selected for the G. D. Birla Award for Scientific Research for his work in the area of _________.
A) Genetic Engineering
B) Structural geology
C) Physiology
D) Biotechnology
4048Who is the author of the book -In Good Faith-?
A) Salman Rushdie
B) Saba Naqvi
C) Amitabha Ghosh
D) Arundhati Roy
4049Indian Navy launched its new warship INS Kiltan in 2013. It is a _____ warfare
A) anti-submarine
B) anti-aircraft
C) aircraft carrier
D) Nonw of These
4050Which state government launched Mukhyamantri Yuva Swarozgar Yojana, a scheme which aims to provide loans through banks to youths to set up their own industries or business in April 2013?
A) Madhya Pradesh
B) Haryana
C) Gujarat
D) Maharashtra
4051Which company own license for 4G airwaves for all of India's 22 service areas?
A) Reliance Industries Ltd
B) Vodafone
C) Bharti Airtel
D) Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
4052Federal Reserve is the Central bank of which country?
A) USA
B) Germany
C) Canada
D) UK
4053The state government demanded that the Gojjri language be included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution as an official language. The Gojjri language is spoken in which state?
A) Bihar
B) Haryana
C) Jammu and Kashmir
D) Rajasthan
4054Babu Jagjivan Ram, popularly known as Babuji, was a freedom fighter and social reformer. His birth anniversary is celebrated as ____________.
A) Shanti Diwas
B) Samta Diwas
C) Babuji Diwas
D) None of these
4055The United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 as the United Nations International Year of _______________.
A) Forests
B) Water Cooperation
C) Peace
D) Air
4056Jnanpith Award is given for excellence in the field of ____________.
A) Literature
B) Arts
C) Science
D) Music and Movies
4057Who from Indian Navy became the first Indian to circumnavigate the globe in a sail boat over a 150-day non-stop voyage.
A) S. M. Nanda
B) Abhilash Tomy
C) Devendra Kumar Joshi
D) None of These
4058India joined the Madrid Protocol in April 2013. The protocol pertains to the _________.
A) Free trade agreement
B) Promote Clean Energy
C) Registration of trade marks
D) Cutting carbon emissions
4059Which of the following is CAPART associated with?
A) Energy Sector
B) Rural development
C) Education Sector
D) Scientific Research
4060Summer Olympics 2016 will be held in which country?
A) UK
B) Brazil
C) USA
D) South Africa
4061 Banking sector falls under which of the following sectors?
A) Service Sector
B) Industrial Sector
C) Manufacturing Sector
D) None of these
4062National Safe Motherhood Day is observed on _____________.
A) 3rd April
B) 8th April
C) 21st April
D) 11th April
4063Goldman Prize was declared recently. The award is also known as
A) Oscars of the corporate excellence
B) Oscars of sports
C) Oscars of the environmental activists
D) Oscars of architecure
4064-Not for Turning- is the biography of
A) Anthony Blair
B) Margaret Thatcher
C) Franklin D. Roosevelt
D) Winston Churchill
4065Indian cinema completed its journey of 100 years on May 3 this year. India's first silent feature film "Raja Harishchandra" was screened on May 3, 1913 at ________.
A) Coronation Theatre
B) Maratha Mandir
C) Bombay Talkies
D) None of These
4066Name the only women chief election commissioner of India, who passed away in April 2013.
A) Rajani Rai
B) Sarojini Naidu
C) Rama Devi
D) Fathima Beevi
4067RBI has cut repo rate by 25 bps to _______ during its monetary policy review meet on 3rd May 2013.
A) 7.5%
B) 7.25%
C) 6.5%
D) 6.25%
4068Which Media website has recently exposed that some banks and insurance companies were part of the money laundering activities, prompting RBI to take immediate actions against some banks?
A) Times Group
B) Cobrapost
C) EditIndia
D) CyberMedia
4069India's GDP Growth in previous financial year 2012-13 stood at __________.
A) 5.1%
B) 5%
C) 4.8%
D) 5.2%
4070The BSE and S&P Dow Jones Indices have launched an Islamic equity index named as -S&P BSE 500 Shariah index- in May 2013. This index comprises how many companies in the Indian index?
A) 50
B) 30
C) 500
D) 100
4071Who has sworn in as new President of Bangladesh in May 2013?
A) Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury
B) Abdul Hamid
C) Zillur Rahman
D) Sekh Hasina
4072"International Labour Day" is observed on __________.
A) 8-May
B) 3-May
C) 11-May
D) 1-May
4073India's Additional Solicitor-General has submitted his resignation to the Union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar following the Coalgate controversy in May 2013. Who was he?
A) Rajeeve Mehra (Delhi)
B) Harin P Raval
C) Rakesh Kumar Khanna
D) Paras Kuhad
4074Which global FMCG giant has recently announced in May 2013 that it would increase its stake in its Indian unit to increase its position in emerging markets?
A) 3M
B) P&G
C) Nestle
D) Unilever Plc
4075The Asian Football Confederation has elected whom as its new President in May 2013?
A) Worawi Makudi
B) Yousuf Al Serkal
C) Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa
D) Qatari Mohamed Bin Hammam
4076India foreign direct investment (FDI)  stood at ____________ in Feb 2013. (data published in May 2013).
A) USD 2.21 billion
B) USD 2.15 billion
C) USD 1.79 billion
D) None of These
4077Who has been selected for 2013 ISRO Young Scientist Award for his/her urban information system project in the North East, announced in May 2013?
A) Jenita Mary Nongkynrih
B) Kumari Arivial Peravai
C) Santanu Sinha
D) Advaita Goswamy
4078As per recent Census, India-s total population stands at _________ as on March 1, 2011  (announced by Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde  in May 2013).
A) 1.01 billion
B) 1.11 billion
C) 1.21 billion
D) 1.28 billion
4079Who was the Indian prisoner in Pakistan jail, died due to cardiac arrest after 6 days of brutal assault by Pakistani Jail inmates in May 2013?
A) Sanjit Singh
B) Sarabjit Singh
C) Kashmir Singh
D) None of These
4080"Anti-tobacco Day" is observed on __________.
A) 21-May
B) 11-May
C) 18-May
D) 31-May
4081Which telecom operator has announced that it would pick up the remaining 30% stake in Warid Group-s telecom operations in Bangladesh in May 2013?
A) Aircel
B) Bharti Airtel Holdings
C) Idea Cellular
D) Vodafone
4082India's core sector, comprising of 8 key sectors, growth stood at ___________ in March 2013 (published in May 2013).
A) 3%
B) 2.9%
C) -2.5%
D) 2%
4083Who has been elected as the first woman Speaker of Jatiya Sangsad (Parliament of Bangladesh) in May 2013?
A) Jamiruddin Sircar
B) Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury
C) Abdul Hamid
D) None of These
4084"Press Freedom Day" is observed on __________.
A) 8-May
B) 3-May
C) 11-May
D) 1-May
4085Canadian handset maker BlackBerry (earler known as RIM - Research in Motion) has appointed whom as the Managing Director of its India operations in May 2013?
A) Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan
B) Sunil Lalvani
C) Sunil Dutt
D) Yogesh Malik
4086Which team won the third Hockey India Senior Women National Championship held in May 2013?
A) Railways
B) Haryana
C) Jharkhand
D) Punjab
4087Doha-based Qatar Foundation Endowment (QFE) has announced to invest USD 1.3 billion in which Indian telecom company in May 2013?
A) Aircel
B) Bharti Airtel
C) Idea Cellular
D) Vodafone
4088US unemployment rate stood at _______ in April.
A) 7.8%
B) 7.5%
C) 8.1%
D) 7.7%
4089Who won her maiden Grand Prix Gold after defeating Singaporean fifth seed Juan Gu in the womens singles final of the Malaysia Open badminton in Kuala Lumpur held in May 2013?
A) P V Sindhu
B) Saina Nehwal
C) Sayali Gokhale
D) None of These
4090CBI has arrested whom (nephew of former Railway Minster Pawan Kumar Bansal) in Bribery scandal along with Mahesh Kumar, GM of Western Railways in May 2013?
A) Vinay Singla
B) Amit Singla
C) Vijay Singla
D) None of These
4091Who was sworn-in as Malaysia-s prime minister for the second time in May 2013?
A) Muhyiddin Yassin
B) Mahathir Mohamad
C) Najib Razak
D) Anwar Ibrahim
4092Who won his fifth world snooker title held in May 2013 to become the first player in 17 years to make a successful defence of the World Championship?
A) Ronnie O'Sullivan
B) Judd Trump
C) Barry Hawkins
D) Ricky Walden
4093Who has been appointed as the next director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in May 2013?
A) Pascal Lamy
B) Herminio Blanco
C) Roberto Azevedo
D) None of These
4094Norwegian telecom giant Telenor-s Indian arm Uninor has appointed  whom as the firm's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in May 2013?
A) Yogesh Malik
B) Sunil Lalvani
C) Sunil Dutt
D) Mittu Chandilya
4095Which global tech company acquired cloud software firm Enstratius in May 2013?
A) Dell
B) Microsoft
C) IBM
D) Oracle
4096Manchester United coach and manager Alex Ferguson has retired after how many years of coaching in May 2013?
A) 29 years
B) 27 years
C) 31 years
D) 25 years
4097RBI has cut reverse repo rate by 25 bps to _______ during its monetary policy review meet on 3rd May 2013.
A) 7.5%
B) 7.25%
C) 6.5%
D) 6.25%
4098What is the rank of India-s famous shuttlers Saina Nehwal in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) female-s singles rankings published in May 2013?
A) 3rd
B) 2nd
C) 4th
D) 5th
4099"World Asthma Day" is observed on __________.
A) First Tuesday of May
B) First Monday of May
C) First Sunday of May
D) First Friday of May
4100The Indian Government has set an export target of _________ for the current financial year 2013-14 due to global economic slowdown announced in May 2013.
A) USD 300 billion
B) USD 325 billion
C) USD 360 billion
D) None of These
4101Which Indian football club won the I-League, most important Indian football league for the year 2013?
A) Churchill Brothers
B) Pune FC
C) East Bengal
D) Dempo FC
4102Who has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of South Africa-s AngloGold Ashanti, the third biggest gold producer in the world in May 2013?
A) Yogesh Malik
B) Sunil Lalvani
C) Mittu Chandilya
D) Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan
4103Who was sworn in as new Chief Minister of Karnataka following Congress Party-s victory in the assembly election held in May 2013?
A) H. D. Deve Gowda
B) Siddaramaiah
C) Mallikarjun Kharge
D) None of These
4104Who won the Asian Squash individual championship for Pakistan after 14 years held in Islamabad in May 2013?
A) Aamir Atlas Khan
B) Farhan Mehboob
C) Abdullah Al Mezayan
D) Jansher Khan
4105Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar has passed away in May 2013. He was famous for which genre?
A) Sitar
B) Khyal
C) Dhrupad
D) Thumri
4106The Union Cabinet of India has given its approval to declare the year 2013 as ___________ Year in May 2013.
A) Forest Conservation
B) Soil Conservation
C) River Conservation
D) Water Conservation
4107Which company tops the Fortune 50 List of US Companies for 2013 published in May 2013?
A) Berkshire Hathaway
B) Chevron
C) Exxon Mobil
D) Wal-Mart Stores
4108India's IIP growth for stood at __________ in March (published in May 2013).
A) 2.1%
B) 2.5%
C) 3.2%
D) 3.8%
4109Who has been given additional charge of Railway Ministry following resignation of Pawan Kumar Bansal in May 2013?
A) Kapil Sibal
B) C P Joshi
C) P Chidambaram
D) Sharad Pawar
4110Nawaz Sharif was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan following his victory in the election held in May 2013. He is president of which party?
A) Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)
B) Pakistan Muslim Leauge-Nawaz (PML-N)
C) Pakistan People's Party (PPP)
D) None of These
4111Who won the won the Spanish Grand Prix held in May 2013?
A) Kimi Raikkonen
B) Lewis Hamilton
C) Fernando Alonso
D) Sebastian Vettel
4112Which Indian stock exchange has launched India-s first dedicated debt trading platform in May 2013?
A) Bombay Stock Exchange
B) National Stock Exchange
C) MCX Stock Exchange
D) None of These
4113India's trade deficit for month April 2013 stood at _____________.
A) USD 18.35 billion
B) USD 15.78 billion
C) USD 17.78 billion
D) USD 14.35 billion
4114"World Red Cross Day" is observed on __________.
A) 8-May
B) 3-May
C) 11-May
D) 9-May
4115India-s retail inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index, stood at __________ in April 2013.
A) 10.39%
B) 9.39%
C) 9.85%
D) 10.15%
4116Which Spanish football club won the Spanish League in 2013?
A) Barcelona
B) Real Madrid
C) Valencia
D) Espanyol
4117Who has been given additional charge of Law Ministry following resignation of Ashwani Kumar in May 2013?
A) Kapil Sibal
B) C P Joshi
C) P Chidambaram
D) Sharad Pawar
4118British liquor giant Diageo has appointed whom as its next chief executive officer in May 2013?
A) Sunil Lalvani
B) Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan
C) Ivan Menezes
D) Mittu Chandilya
4119The eurozone's economy was contracted by _____ during the first quarter of 2013 which is the sixth consecutive contraction in quarterly GDP numbers.
A) 0.1%
B) 0.2%
C) 0.5%
D) 0.8%
4120Which England cricketer has been named the England cricketer-of-the-year for 2012-13, announced in May 2013?
A) Alastair Cook
B) Ian Bell
C) Eoin Morgan
D) Matt Prior
4121Which Indian Union Minister is heading the Group of Ministers (GoM) formed in May 2013 to find out ways to make the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as an autonomous body?
A) Kapil Sibal
B) C P Joshi
C) P Chidambaram
D) Sharad Pawar
4122Professional networking site LinkedIn now has more than 20 million users in India as published in May 2013. India is the ______ largest country now in terms of LinkedIn members.
A) Third
B) Second
C) First
D) Fourth
4123Who won the Madrid Masters men-s- singles title held in May 2013?
A) David Ferrer
B) Andy Murray
C) Stanislas Wawrinka
D) Rafael Nadal
4124Who has been appointed as the new CEO of Indian operation of Air Asia in May 2013?
A) Mittu Chandilya
B) Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan
C) Ivan Menezes
D) Yogesh Malik
4125Which famous social activist has decided not to continue in National Advisory Council (NAC) after his/her term ends in May 2013?
A) Kudmul Ranga Rao
B) Renuka Ray
C) Aruna Roy
D) Vijaya lawate
4126Which Global credit rating major has upgraded Greece-s credit rating by one notch to -B- with stable outlook from earlier rating of -CCC- in May 2013?
A) S&P
B) Moody's
C) Fitch
D) None of These
4127India-s overall inflation, measured by the wholesale price index, stood at _______ in April 2013.
A) 5.96%
B) 4.89%
C) 5.15%
D) 6.10%
4128"World Thalassaemia Day" is observed on __________.
A) 8-May
B) 3-May
C) 11-May
D) 9-May
4129Who won the won the the Monaco Grand Prix held in May 2013?
A) Kimi Raikkonen
B) Nico Rosberg
C) Mark Webber
D) Sebastian Vettel
4130Which Company has become Asia's largest company by market value with market capitalization of 21.89 trillion yen in May 2013?
A) Samsung
B) Toyota
C) Hitachi
D) Nomura
4131Cricket players Ankeet Chavan, Ajit Chandila and S. Sreesanth  have been arrested by Delhi Police and IPL Spot Fixing case. They were part of which IPL team?
A) Delhi Daredevils
B) Pune Warriors
C) Rajasthan Royals
D) Sunrisers Hyderabad
4132Who won the Madrid Masters Women-s- singles title held in May 2013?
A) Maria Sharapova
B) Li Na
C) Serena Williams
D) Carla Suarez-Navarro
4133Who has been appointed as the new governor of Arunachal Pradesh in May 2013?
A) Nirbhay Sharma
B) N N Vohra
C) J J Singh
D) Devanand Konwar
4134Who was given the Man of the Match award in the IPL 6 final match played on 26th May 2013 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata?
A) D R Smith
B) Kieron Pollard
C) Rohit Sharma
D) Lasith Malinga
4135Finance ministry has increased the interest rate on provident fund to __________ for 2012-13.
A) 8.25%
B) 8.5%
C) 8%
D) 8.75%
4136Inflation of 17-member Eurozone stood at _______ in April 2013.
A) 1.5%
B) 1.2%
C) 1.1%
D) 2.1%
4137The Election Commission of India and which ministry have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in May 2013 on Electoral Literacy and Greater Participation for a Stronger and Inclusive Democracy?
A) Ministry of Environment
B) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
C) Ministry of Rural Development
D) Ministry of Home affairs
4138India-s Formula One team Sahara Force India had a remarkable result at the Monaco grand Prix  held in May 2013. Adrian Sutil finished at ______ in the race which is the best for Sahara Force India team so far.
A) 4th
B) 8th
C) 9th
D) 5th
4139Which IPL team was the runners up of the sixth edition of IPL title held in April-May 2013?
A) Chennai Super Kings
B) Rajasthan Royals
C) Sunrisers Hyderabad
D) Mumbai Indians
4140Who won the fifth Man Booker International Prize 2013 for fiction announced in May 2013?
A) Stuart Dybek
B) Joy Williams
C) Lydia Davis
D) Ben Marcus
4141Who tops the list for the third consecutive year in the global list of most powerful women compiled by Forbes magazine for 2013 <published in May 2013>?
A) Angela Merkel
B) Dilma Rousseff
C) Melinda Gates
D) Hillary Clinton
4142"National Technology Day" is observed on __________.
A) 8-May
B) 3-May
C) 11-May
D) 9-May
4143Cricket World Cup 2019 (12th Edition) will be held in which country?
A) Australia and New Zealand
B) South Africa and Zimbabwe
C) England and Wales
D) India and Pakistan
4144Sonia Gandhi and Indra Nooyi were placed among the top 10 in the global list of most powerful women compiled by Forbes magazine for 2013. What was Sonia Gandhi's rank in the list?
A) 6th
B) 8th
C) 9th
D) 10th
4145Which IT Services company is ranked as the second-largest Indian IT services provider after TCS as per 2012 revenue?
A) HCL Technologies
B) Wipro
C) Cognizant
D) Infosys
4146Who won National Geographic Bee contest for 2013, final held in May 2013?
A) Sathwik Karnik
B) Rahul Nagvekar
C) Aadith Moorthy
D) Sanjeev "Ricky" Uppaluri
4147Which Indian IT Services Company won a Rs 1,100 crore systems integration contract from the Department of Posts (DoP) for its IT modernization project in May 2013?
A) TCS
B) Infosys
C) Wipro
D) HCL Technologies
4148The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has expelled which senior leader and MP from the primary membership of party for six years over breach of discipline in May 2013?
A) Ram Jethmalani
B) Venkaiah Naidu
C) Sushma Swaraj
D) Arun Jetly
4149A CBI court has convicted former Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Bank and two others in an 18-year-old cheating case in May 2013. What is his name?
A) S. S. Mundra
B) Ashwani Kumar
C) M Gopalakrishnan
D) Shubhalakshmi Panse
4150Which team won the 3rd Hockey India Sub-Junior Women National Championship held in May 2013?
A) Haryana
B) Madhya Pradesh
C) Jharkhand
D) Chandigarh
4151USA Inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index, stood at _______ in April 2013.
A) 1.5%
B) 1.2%
C) 1.1%
D) 2.1%
4152Which IPL team won the sixth edition of IPL title held in April-May 2013?
A) Chennai Super Kings
B) Rajasthan Royals
C) Sunrisers Hyderabad
D) Mumbai Indians
4153"International Day of the Family" is observed on __________.
A) 31-May
B) 17-May
C) 24-May
D) 15-May
4154Who has been ranked as the world-s richest person with total worth of USD 72.7 billion as per billionaire index published by Bloomberg in May 2013?
A) Warren Buffet
B) Carlos Slim
C) Bill Gates
D) Larry Ellison
4155England's most popular footballer ____________ announced his retirement from International Football in May 2013.
A) Steven Gerrard
B) Wayne Ronney
C) David Beckham
D) Frank Lampard
4156The Union Government of India has revised the criteria for creamy layer of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) from 4.5 lakh rupees to _______ rupees in May 2013 to avail benefits of reservations in government jobs and admissions to central educational institutions.
A) 6 lakh
B) 5 Lakh
C) 5.5 Lakh
D) 7 Lakh
4157Who from Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has been elected as one of the Board of Directors (BoD) to the international sport body (ITTF) in May 2013?
A) Dushyant Chautala
B) Prabhat C Chaturvedi
C) Dhanraj Choudhary
D) D.V. Sundar
4158US economic growth for first quarter (January-March) of current year 2013 has been revised downwards to ___________ in May 2013.
A) 2%
B) 2.1%
C) 2.2%
D) 2.4%
4159Who has became the first female Pakistani to scale the world-s tallest mountain, Mount Everest in May 2013?
A) Samina Baig
B) Tashi Malik
C) Sherbano Saiyidi
D) Polish Malgorzata
4160Indian National Defence University  will be set up at which place in India?
A) Hyderabad
B) Gurgaon
C) Pune
D) Dehradun
4161Who from India has been elected as Member of Executive Council of WMO during the 65th Executive Council of WMO meeting at Geneva held in May 2013?
A) Jagadish Shukla
B) Laxman Singh Rathore
C) P.R. Pisharoty
D) None of These
4162Which Indian origin Entrepreneur has brought 65% stake in the Sacramento Kings, an American basketball franchise for USD 347 million in May 2013?
A) Pradeep Sindhu
B) Amar Bose
C) Vinod Gupta
D) Vivek Ranadive
4163Morgan Stanley has signed an agreement to sell its Indian wealth management unit to which bank for a disclosed sum in May 2013?
A) HSBC Bank
B) RBS
C) Standard Chartered
D) Citibank
4164Which Women team won the gold medal at the inaugural FIBA Asia 3×3 basketball event held at Doha, Qatar in May 2013?
A) China
B) India
C) Mangolia
D) South Korea
4165The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has lowered world GDP growth projection to _______ for current year 2013 in May 2013.
A) 3.8%
B) 4%
C) 3.1%
D) 4.2%
4166The United States Senate has voted 97-0 to confirm whom to a judgeship on the prestigious US Court of Appeals in May 2013, the highest judicial appointment achieved by an Indian-American?
A) Bobby Jindal
B) Srikanth Srinivasan
C) Neal Katyal
D) None of These
4167Which Global Internet company acquired New York-based blogging service Company Tumblr for USD 1.1 billion in May 2013?
A) Google
B) Yahoo
C) Facebook
D) LinkedIn
4168Who won the Italian Open Men-s singles title held in May 2013?
A) David Ferrer
B) Andy Murray
C) Roger Federer
D) Rafael Nadal
4169US President will award the highest civilian honour of the USA, the Presidential Medal of Freedom to which woman astronaut (announced in May 2013)?
A) Kathryn Sullivan
B) Sunita Williams
C) Sally Ride
D) Ellen Ochoa
4170"World Telecommunication Day" is observed on __________.
A) 31-May
B) 17-May
C) 24-May
D) 15-May
4171Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) has appointed whom as the Chairman for 2013-15 in May 2013?
A) S. Radhakrishnan
B) Rao C.Kasarabada
C) Vinod Sharma
D) None of These
4172Which team won the 3rd Hockey India Sub-Junior Men National Championship held in May 2013?
A) Haryana
B) Odisha
C) Jharkhand
D) Punjab
4173Which US singer-songwriter became the first woman to receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize in May 2013?
A) Aretha Franklin
B) Carly Simon
C) Carole King
D) Joni Mitchell
4174China's new premier __________ visited India on his first foreign trip to India from 19th to 22nd May 2013 to strengthen ties between to major Asian economies.
A) Xi Jinping
B) Wen Jiabao
C) Li Keqiang
D) Hu Jintao
4175Which IPL team won the sixth edition of IPL title held in April-May 2013?
A) Chennai Super Kings
B) Rajasthan Royals
C) Sunrisers Hyderabad
D) Mumbai Indians
4176Acclaimed Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh passed away in Kolkata in May 2013. He received "National Film Awards - Special Jury Award" for which of his flim in 2012?
A) Sunglass
B) Chitrangada
C) Noukadubi
D) Abohoman
4177Who has been appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India in May 2013?
A) V. N. Kaul
B) Vinod Rai
C) Shashi Kant Sharma
D) None of These
4178Which former Indian athlete has created history by becoming the first Indian amputee to conquer Mount Everest in May 2013?
A) Paul Martin
B) Devender Pal Singh
C) Arunima Sinha
D) None of These
4179Who was elevated as the Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court in May 2013?
A) Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre
B) Justice T Meena Kumari
C) Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta
D) None of These
4180Phaneesh Murthy has been sacked as CEO from which IT company by its board following an investigation into a claim of sexual harassment and his relationship with a subordinate employee in May 2013?
A) KPIT Cummins
B) iGate
C) Mindtree
D) Sasken Communications
4181Four Indian business leaders have been figured in 2013 Forbes list of Asia-Pacific-s most remarkable philanthropist for their contribution in philanthropic activities (published in May 2013). Who in the list are not among them?
A) Ronnie Screwvala
B) Vineet Nayar
C) Kiran Mazumdar Shaw,
D) Adi Godrej
4182Global FMCG giant Procter & Gamble has appointed whom as its new CEO in May 2013?
A) Bob McDonald
B) Etienne Benet
C) AG Lafley
D) None of These
4183"Commonwealth Day" is observed on __________.
A) 31-May
B) 17-May
C) 24-May
D) 15-May
4184Unemployment rate in the euro zone stood at __________ in April 2013.
A) 12.6%
B) 12.1%
C) 12.5%
D) 12.2%
4185The Union Cabinet approved to grant which Indian language as a -Classical Language- status in May 2013?
A) Malayalam
B) Marathi
C) Bengali
D) Urdu
4186Leading e-commerce marketplace eBay India has appointed whom as its new Managing Director in May 2013?
A) Latif Nathani
B) Yogesh Malik
C) Muralikrishnan B
D) Sunil Lalvani
4187India has successfully test fired the 290-km range ________ supersonic cruise missile from the Navy's latest guided missile frigate INS Tarkash off the coast of Goa in May 2013.
A) Akash
B) Agni-IV
C) BrahMos
D) Trishul
4188Which European Football club won the Champions League for 2013?
A) Chelsea
B) Manchester United
C) Bayern Munich
D) Barcelona
4189Indian government has recernlt relaxed eligibility parameters for the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), which provides financial assistance to mothers for institutional deliveries, in May 2013. It was launched in 2005 by which ministry?
A) Ministry of Environment
B) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
C) Ministry of Rural Development
D) Ministry of Home affairs
4190Which famous Indian Singer was conferred with the Lata Mangeshkar Samman Alankaran in May 2013?
A) Alka Yagnik
B) Kavita Krishnamurty
C) S P Balasubramanium
D) Hariharan
4191Who won the the Rome Open Women-s singles title held in May 2013?
A) Maria Sharapova
B) Victoria Azarenka
C) Serena Williams
D) Carla Suarez-Navarro
4192"Anti-tobacco Day" is observed on __________.
A) 31-May
B) 17-May
C) 21-May
D) 25-May
4193Who has been appointed as its new Defence Secretary in May 2013?
A) Shashikant Sharma
B) Radha Krishna Mathur
C) M F Farooqui
D) Syamal Kumar Sarkar
4194Which Indian famous Sand artist won the grand prize at the Copenhagen International Sand Sculpture Festival in Denmark for his sculpture on environment held in May 2013?
A) Sudarsan Pattnaik
B) Sankar Pattnaik
C) Santosh Pattnaik
D) None of These
4195T.M. Soundararajan, also known as TMS, passed away in Chennai in May 2013. He was a welknown ______________.
A) Author
B) Artist
C) Playback singer
D) Director
4196Indian boxers have created history by winning how many medals including four gold, in the Invitation FXTM International Boxing Cup held in Limassol, Cyprus in May 2013?
A) 10 Medals
B) 11 Medals
C) 8 Medals
D) 9 Medals
4197The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) declared India's which area as a world biosphere reserve under its Man and the Biosphere Programme in May 2013?
A) Nilgiri Hills
B) Nicobar Islands
C) Lakshadeep Islands
D) None of These
4198FMCG major Nestle India has appointed whom as its new Chairman and Managing Director in May 2013?
A) Etienne Benet
B) Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan
C) Ivan Menezes
D) Yogesh Malik
4199Who was conferred with the US-based National Space Society-s (NSS) Wernher von Braun Memorial Award in San Diego in May 2013?
A) U.R. Rao
B) P.S. Veeraraghavan
C) S. Ramakrishnan
D) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
4200Anti Terrorism day observed in India on __________.
A) 21st May
B) 23rd May
C) 25th May
D) 30th May
4201Who has been appointed as the Chairperson of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in May 2013?
A) Krishna Tirath
B) Shantha Sinha
C) Kushal Singh
D) None of These
4202India's GDP Growth in the fourth quarter of previous financial year 2012-13 stood at __________.
A) 4.7%
B) 5%
C) 4.8%
D) 5.2%
4203The Vice President of India Mr. Hamid Ansari released a book entitled Fida-e-Lucknow -Tales of the city and its people in May 2013. Who is the author of the book?
A) Parveen Talha
B) M. S. Swaminathan
C) Arundhuti Roy
D) Bhavna Singh
4204Roberto Azevedo was chosen as the next director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to become the first Latin American to lead the group since its creation in 1995 in May 2013. He belongs to which country?
A) Argentina
B) Columbia
C) Brazil
D) Peru
4205Which Indian biologist was honored with the Whitley award, also known as Green Oscar, in London in May 2013?
A) Ramana Athreya
B) Ka Hsaw Wa
C) Aparajita Datta
D) Claudio Sillero-Zubiri
4206The Pakistani prosecutor who was handling the Mumbai terror attack and Bhutto assassination case was gunned down in Islamabad in May 2013. What was his name?
A) Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali
B) Nazir Afzal
C) Ahsan Ellahi
D) Javed Khan
4207Recently the European Central Bank (ECB) has cut its benchmark interest rate to a new record low of ________ in May 2013 to boost growth across euro zone.
A) 0.25%
B) 0.5%
C) 0.75%
D) 1%
4208Profulla Borua passed away in Guwahati in May 2013. He was a famous _________.
A) Author
B) Journalist
C) Artist
D) Painter
4209"International Museum Day" is observed on __________.
A) 28-May
B) 18-May
C) 24-May
D) 22-May
4210Who has been presented with the Asom Ratna Award for the Year 2012 in May 2013?
A) Bhabendra Nath Saikia
B) Bhupen Hazarika
C) Indira Goswami
D) Anuradha Sharma Pujari
4211Ray Manzarek passed away in May 2013, He was a founding member and keyboardist of which rock group?
A) Pink Floyd
B) The Doors
C) The Rolling Stones
D) The Who
4212Who became the first twins to scale Mount Everest in May 2013?
A) Nunshi and Tashi Sharma
B) Nunshi and Tashi Malik
C) Nunshi and Tashi Sen
D) None of These
4213Who was presented the NTR National Literary Award in May 2013?
A) Pratibha Ray
B) Jagannath Prasad Das
C) Manoj Das
D) Ramakanta Rath
4214India's Agricultural Sector Growth in the fourth quarter of previous financial year 2012-13 stood at __________.
A) 1.4%
B) 2%
C) 1.8%
D) 2.1%
4215Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla recently visited India in May 2013. He is Foreign Minister of __________.
A) Brazil
B) Argentina
C) Cuba
D) Columbia
4216Indian Govt. has lowered the interest rate on loans to Woman Self-Help Groups (SHGs) to ___% in May 2013 to eradicate poverty through women empowerment.
A) 7%
B) 6.5%
C) 6%
D) 8%
4217RBI announced to launch Inflation Indexed Bonds (IIBs) to wean away investors from
gold to paper-based savings instruments to curb CAD. What will be the maturity period of these bonds now?
A) 15 Years
B) 5 Years
C) 10 Years
D) 15 Years
4218Surendra Tiwari passed away in Guwahati in May 2013. He was a famous _________.
A) Story writer and playwright
B) Journalist
C) Artist
D) Painter
4219Ahhichatragarh fort was shortlisted for the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture in May 2013. It is situated in which city?
A) Aurangabad
B) Pune
C) Nagaur
D) Sholapur
4220The "International Day for Biological Diversity" is observed on __________.
A) 21- May
B) 23- May
C) 22- May
D) 28- May
4221Which European country launched a new -super priority- same-day
visa service for Indian business travellers and cash-rich frequent flyers in May 2013?
A) Switzerland
B) Germany
C) UK
D) France
4222Yuichiro Miura, the 80-year old mountaineer became the oldest man to climb Mount Everest-s in May 2013. He is from which country?
A) Thailand
B) China
C) South Korea
D) Japan
4223Sachin Tendulkar announced retirement from Twenty20 cricket format in May 2013. He played for which team since inception of IPL?
A) Chennai Super Kings
B) Rajasthan Royals
C) Sunrisers Hyderabad
D) Mumbai Indians
4224Which state government has introduced "Shiksha Setu cards" in May 2013 to keep the teachers and guardians updated about performance of their students?
A) Himachal Pradesh
B) Punjab
C) Haryana
D) Karnataka
4225"World Hunger Day" is observed on __________.
A) 28-May
B) 18-May
C) 24-May
D) 22-May
4226Which Indian athlete won three gold medals on second day of 15th Asian Youth Weightlifting Championships in Doha in May 2013?
A) Ragala Venkat Rahul
B) Jamjang Deru
C) Akshay B. Gaikwad
D) None of These
4227Which Company has been ranked at 1st place in the Forbes list of America-s 25 fastest growing tech companies published in June 2013?
A) 3D Systems
B) Google
C) Facebook
D) LinkedIn
4228Who has been appointed as the new Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister and Director-General of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in June 2013?
A) V. K. Saraswat
B) S. Ravind
C) Avinash Chander
D) Varadarajan
4229Who has become the youngest Indian to scale Mount Everest at the age of 15 in June 2013?
A) Raghav Joneja
B) Nancy Malik
C) Nameirakpam Chingkheinganba
D) None of These
4230Who has been elected as Pakistan's Prime Minister in the National Assembly in June 2013?
A) Asif Ali Zardari
B) Nawaz Sharif
C) Shahbaz Sharif
D) Imran Khan
4231Which country became the 18th member country of the euro zone in June 2013?
A) Latvia
B) Croatia
C) Ukrene
D) Turkey
4232Who has been appointed as "interim president" of BCCI in June 2013 following the IPL spot-fixing scandal?
A) N Srinivasan
B) Jagmohan Dalmiya
C) Rajeev Shukla
D) None of These
4233Who has become the first woman to be elected to the FIFA Executive Committee (ExCo) for a full term of four years in June 2013?
A) Julio Grondona
B) Marco del Nero
C) Lydia Nsekera
D) Hany Abo Rida
4234Which Indian company acquired Livewire Mobile, a US-based company for USD 17.8 million in June 2013?
A) Onmobile
B) Bharti Airtel
C) Tech Mahindra
D) Reliance Infocomm
4235Which global online retailer has entered into Indian e-commerce market with the launch of its marketplace in June 2013?
A) Amazon
B) eBay
C) BestBuy.com
D) None of These
4236Who is the new Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment after cabinet reshuffle announced in June 2013?
A) J D Seelam
B) Manikrao Gavit
C) Santosh Chowdhury
D) E M S Natchiappan
4237Who has been appointed as the new chairman of Life Insurance Corp of India in June 2013?
A) D K Mehrotra
B) S. Ravind
C) S K Roy
D) Thomas Mathew
4238Which global tech company acquired cloud computing company SoftLayer Technologies in June 2013?
A) IBM
B) Accenture
C) Oracle
D) Microsoft
4239India-s FDI inflows stood at _______  in the previous financial year 2012-13, as per data published in June 2013.
A) USD 32.42 billion
B) USD 35.12 billion
C) USD 22.42 billion
D) None of These
4240Which Indian Mutual Fund acquired all the existing India- domiciled schemes of Daiwa Mutual Fund in June 2013?
A) UTI Mutual Fund
B) Reliance Mutual Fund
C) SBI Mutual Fund
D) Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund

 
 
 
Answers
 
Sl No.QuestionAnswer
3961-The amount on a life insurance policy that is payable to the beneficiary when the policy holder passes away- is technically known asAns) Death Benefit
3962Police of which state has decided to prepare a database of people involved in land grabbing, habitual exploitation of women and communal elements etc.?Ans) Uttar Pradesh
3963Name the archer who won seven medals in the women-s recurve section at the 33rd Senior National Archery Championships that concluded in Chennai in 2013?Ans) Deepika Kumari
3964In which of the below countries terrorist group al-Qaida has captured a part of the country and has built an elaborate network of tunnels, trenches, shafts and ramparts in 2013?Ans) Mali
3965What is India-s current ranking in the World Intellectual Property Indicators 2012 released by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in 2013?Ans) Seventh
3966India's eight core sector industries have a combined weight of _____in the overall Index of Industrial Production (IIP).Ans) 37.9%
3967Somdev Devvarman is associated with which of the following Sports?Ans) Tennis
3968-The written document issued by an insurance company to a policy owner which represents the insurance contract between the insurance company and the policy owner- is termed as?Ans) Policy
3969-The amount of money to be paid by a policy owner to the insurance company for the benefits provided under an insurance policy- is termed as?Ans) Premium
3970Capital Account Deficit (CAD) will increase with the increase in which of the following?Ans) Both 1 and 2
3971ASBA is a mechanism for subscribing to applications in Initial Public Offerings (IPOs). ASBA stands forAns) Application Supported by Blocked Amount
3972Which state government launched -Kanyadan- scheme under which an incentive of Rs 11,000 will be given to brides during mass marriage ceremony organised by Red Cross Societies or any registered NGO?Ans) Haryana
3973Which state in India has announced to observe year 2013 as Information Technology Empowerment Year?Ans) Madhya Pradesh
3974After raising its stake to 55.57%, the government has restructured the board of which of the below financial institutions?Ans) IFCI Ltd
3975-The termination of an insurance policy due to non-payment of premium- is technically called as?Ans) Lapse
3976The Asia-s largest Sports Institute, Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (NIS), is situated in?Ans) Patiala
3977In regards to insurance, -A policy provision that allows a policy to be restored from a lapsed status and resume active coverage- is termed as?Ans) Reinstatement
3978BAFTA awards are associated with which of the following fields?Ans) Film and Television
3979Steven Spielberg-s film -Lincoln-, which received 12 Oscar nominations, has been produced byAns) Reliance-DreamWorks
3980Who is author of the book titled "The Bankster"?Ans) Ravi Subramanian
3981Which spacecrafts carried the astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Buzz Aldrin to the moon in 1969?Ans) Apollo 11
3982Which of the following services come(s) under the ambit of services tax?Ans) All of them
3983Who heads the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC), which aims to simplify and rewrite the legislation affecting financial markets in India?Ans) Justice BN Srikrishna
3984What is the career best ranking of Olympic bronze-medalist Saina Nehwal as per Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings?Ans) Second
3985Who is the author of the book titled "Our Moon Has Blood Clots"?Ans) Rahul Pandita
3986Tahirul Qadri, who led a massive protest against the Pakistan government, has taken asylum in which country?Ans) Canada
3987"Rah-e-Milan" is the name of the bus service between which of the following countries?Ans) India and Pakistan
3988The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has opened the country-s first -Technology Innovation Research Centre- in which City in 2013?Ans) Gurgaon
3989Which commodity is the biggest contributor to India's import bill after crude oil?Ans) Gold
3990Which state launced "Atal Jyoti Abhiyan" scheme under which the government would provide 24 hours power supply for domestic use in rural areas and agriculture connection holders will get minimum eight hours power supply?Ans) Madhya Pradesh
3991Kannada author UR Ananthamurthy has been shortlisted for the international Man Booker Prize for fiction in 2013. He is author of which book in the list?Ans) Samskara
3992Which of the following airports in India is set to become the first airport of the country to use solar power for running its utility grid system?Ans) Cochin International Airport
3993Who among the following has won the Australian Open men-s singles title tos become the first man in to win three consecutive Australian Open titles.Ans) Novak Djokovic
3994What is the name the India's first underwater ballistic missile which completed its developmental trials with the successful test conducted in 2013?Ans) K-15
3995Hopman Cup is associated with which Sport?Ans) Tennis
3996The government has set up an expert committee to review institutional framework of Prasar Bharti which is headed by?Ans) Sam Pitroda
3997The Know Your Customer (KYC) norms are applicable to which of the following categories of customers of the banks?Ans) All of these
3998Federation Cup is associated with which sport?Ans) Basketball
3999Noted social activist Anna Hazare has renamed his former organisation India Against Corruption as ________.Ans) Jantantra Morcha
4000India has dropped nine places in the list of 179 countries in the 2013 World Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders. What is India-s current ranking?Ans) 140
4001Who is the author of the books "The Immortals of Meluha" and "The Secret of the Nagas"?Ans) Amish Tripathi
4002Which of the following statements is/are not correct about National Population Register (NPR)?Ans) It is a substitute for Aadhar (UID).
4003Who is the author of the book titled "Economic Policies and India-s Reform Agenda: New Thinking"?Ans) YV Reddy
4004A Taiwanese billionaire, Samuel Yin has announced to establish a new prize with an initial endowment of USD 103 million which is also considered as Asia-s Nobel Prize. What is the name of the prize?Ans) Tang Prize
4005The capital market regulator Sebi has appointed a committee under ex-Cabinet secretary K M Chandrashekhar to frame guidelines forAns) All types of foreign investors
4006The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has constituted a panel headed by ________ to examine issues of certification under the Cinematograph Act 1952.Ans) Mukul Mudgal
4007Which trophy was instituted in 1959-60, to commemorate the silver jubilee of the Ranji Trophy with the idea to have the Ranji Trophy winners play the Rest of India?Ans) Irani Cup
4008The Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS), a distributed computing project designed to hunt for a particular kind of prime number, has identified the world-s largest prime number yet which has over ____ digits.Ans) 17 million
4009Which of the following committees/commissions was set up to suggest measures for effective implementation of Public Distribution System (PDS)?Ans) DP Wadhwa Committee
4010Samba is a popular form of dance famous as the dance of celebrations. It originated from which country?Ans) Brazil
4011Who is the author of the graphic novel -Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean-? The book is based on the first section of the Mahabharata.Ans) Amruta Patil
4012International Olympic Committee (IOC) has dropped which of the following games from the 2020 Games? The IOC acted after reviewing the 26 sports on the current Olympic format.Ans) Wrestling
4013 : 367 Which of the following leading two-wheeler manufacturer recently decided to move out of all cricket sponsorships? But the automobile giant will stay associated with other sports like hockey and golf.Ans) Hero Moto Corp
4014Which state launched the Sparsh Abhiyan program for rehabilitation and empowerment of the disabled, aged and the destitute?Ans) Madhya Pradesh
4015As the largest ever takeover in the food industry Warren Buffett-s Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital announced to take over which of the following US food giant for a deal worth USD 28 billion?Ans) Heinz
4016India-s first geothermal power plant is going to be established in the newly formed Balrampur district of which state?Ans) Chhattisgarh
4017Which is the first Indian FMCG brand to cross the Rs 5,000-crore mark in retail sales in a year.Ans) Parle-G
4018Which IT services major got listed on NYSE Euronext London and Paris markets in February 2013, becoming the first Indian company to be admitted to trade on the leading global bourse?Ans) Infosys
4019India-s first wildlife skywalk will come up in Maenam wildlife sanctuary in the north-eastern state of ____________.Ans) Sikkim
4020Who in the below list became the first Indian to sign up for Gates- Buffet Charity?Ans) Azim Premji
4021The low-cost airline -Air Asia- has tied up with Tata Sons to start a low-cost airline in India. Air Asia is the airlines of which country?Ans) Malaysia
4022Who among the following cricketers became the 10th Indian to play his 100th Test?Ans) Harbhajan Singh
4023Which Hindi litterateur has been selected for the prestigious Vyas Samman for 2012 for his historical novel -Na Bhooto Na Bhavishyati-Ans) Narendra Kohli
4024Which global tech firm has rolled out in India DigiGirlz, a programme aimed at driving high school girls towards science and engineering by giving them an opportunity to learn about careers in technology and connecting with the company's employees?Ans) Microsoft
4025Which of the following commission has been set up to investigate illegal mining in different states?Ans) Justice MB Shah Commission
4026Which state became the first State in the country to ban manual scavenging?Ans) Delhi
4027As per Union budget 2013-14 the Indian Institute of Biotechnology will be set up at ______.Ans) Ranchi
4028As per budget 2013-14, which of the following funds has been set up with Rs. 1,000 crore to empower women and to keep them safe and secure?Nirbhaya Fund
4029As per budget 2013-14, Finance Minister has proposed the National Institute of Sports Coaching will be set up at ______________.Ans) Patiala
4030Which is the Italian musician and composer who passed away at 95? He wrote the scores for about 300 films and is also known as the -voice of Rome-.Ans) Armando Trovajoli
4031Which state/ UT government is planning to promote its state/UT as a medical tourism hub?Ans) Puducherry
4032Capital Market regulator SEBI has set up committee to curb the menace of insider trading headed by?Ans) Justice N.K. Sodhi
4033 Which of the following Indian states presented a zero-deficit budget for its state?Ans) Jammu & Kashmir
4034India-s first all-women post office, which will be completely operated by women employees was opened in March 2013 at _________.Ans) Delhi
4035The memoir, -The Test of My Life-, is based on the life ofAns) Yuvraj Singh
4036The government has set up a committee of experts to prepare the blueprint of India-s first women-s bank. The committee is headed byAns) M B N Rao
4037What is the full form -CBS- in banking?Ans) Core Banking Solution
4038Which of the following is India-s first subsonic cruise missile?Ans) Nirbhay
4039 What is the full form IDR as used in banking/financial sector?Ans) Indian Depository Receipt
4040Manorama Devi is associated with which of the following sports?Ans) Cycling
4041Sundar Pichai has been appointed head Google-s Android, the most used mobile operating system in the world. He was an alumnus of _________.Ans) IIT Kharagpur
4042The world-s largest concentrated solar power plant was formally opened in March 2013 in ________.Ans) Abu Dhabi
4043 Which political party of Pakistan has made history by completing its full five-year term on 16th March 2013?Ans) Pakistan People-s Party
4044Paan Singh Tomar' was named the best picture at the 60th National Film Awards. The movie was directed byAns) Tigmanshu Dhulia
4045According to one international leader, BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) would one day become E-BRICS. E represents the countryAns) Egypt
4046Which of the following films was declared the best film on environment conservation/preservation in 60th National Film Awards?Ans) Black Forest
4047Prof. Nibir Mandal of Jadavpur University has been selected for the G. D. Birla Award for Scientific Research for his work in the area of _________.Ans) Structural geology
4048Who is the author of the book -In Good Faith-?Ans) Saba Naqvi
4049Indian Navy launched its new warship INS Kiltan in 2013. It is a _____ warfareAns) anti-submarine
4050Which state government launched Mukhyamantri Yuva Swarozgar Yojana, a scheme which aims to provide loans through banks to youths to set up their own industries or business in April 2013?Ans) Madhya Pradesh
4051Which company own license for 4G airwaves for all of India's 22 service areas?Ans) Reliance Industries Ltd
4052Federal Reserve is the Central bank of which country?Ans) USA
4053The state government demanded that the Gojjri language be included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution as an official language. The Gojjri language is spoken in which state?Ans) Jammu and Kashmir
4054Babu Jagjivan Ram, popularly known as Babuji, was a freedom fighter and social reformer. His birth anniversary is celebrated as ____________.Ans) Samta Diwas
4055The United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 as the United Nations International Year of _______________.Ans) Water Cooperation
4056Jnanpith Award is given for excellence in the field of ____________.Ans) Literature
4057Who from Indian Navy became the first Indian to circumnavigate the globe in a sail boat over a 150-day non-stop voyage.Ans) Abhilash Tomy
4058India joined the Madrid Protocol in April 2013. The protocol pertains to the _________.Ans) Registration of trade marks
4059Which of the following is CAPART associated with?Ans) Rural development
4060Summer Olympics 2016 will be held in which country?Ans) Brazil
4061 Banking sector falls under which of the following sectors?Ans) Service Sector
4062National Safe Motherhood Day is observed on _____________.Ans) 11th April
4063Goldman Prize was declared recently. The award is also known asAns) Oscars of the environmental activists
4064-Not for Turning- is the biography ofAns) Margaret Thatcher
4065Indian cinema completed its journey of 100 years on May 3 this year. India's first silent feature film "Raja Harishchandra" was screened on May 3, 1913 at ________.Ans) Coronation Theatre
4066Name the only women chief election commissioner of India, who passed away in April 2013.Ans) Rama Devi
4067RBI has cut repo rate by 25 bps to _______ during its monetary policy review meet on 3rd May 2013.Ans) 7.25%
4068Which Media website has recently exposed that some banks and insurance companies were part of the money laundering activities, prompting RBI to take immediate actions against some banks?Ans) Cobrapost
4069India's GDP Growth in previous financial year 2012-13 stood at __________.Ans) 5%
4070The BSE and S&P Dow Jones Indices have launched an Islamic equity index named as -S&P BSE 500 Shariah index- in May 2013. This index comprises how many companies in the Indian index?Ans) 500
4071Who has sworn in as new President of Bangladesh in May 2013?Ans) Abdul Hamid
4072"International Labour Day" is observed on __________.Ans) 1-May
4073India's Additional Solicitor-General has submitted his resignation to the Union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar following the Coalgate controversy in May 2013. Who was he?Ans) Harin P Raval
4074Which global FMCG giant has recently announced in May 2013 that it would increase its stake in its Indian unit to increase its position in emerging markets?Ans) Unilever Plc
4075The Asian Football Confederation has elected whom as its new President in May 2013?Ans) Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa
4076India foreign direct investment (FDI)  stood at ____________ in Feb 2013. (data published in May 2013).Ans) USD 1.79 billion
4077Who has been selected for 2013 ISRO Young Scientist Award for his/her urban information system project in the North East, announced in May 2013?Ans) Jenita Mary Nongkynrih
4078As per recent Census, India-s total population stands at _________ as on March 1, 2011  (announced by Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde  in May 2013).Ans) 1.21 billion
4079Who was the Indian prisoner in Pakistan jail, died due to cardiac arrest after 6 days of brutal assault by Pakistani Jail inmates in May 2013?Ans) Sarabjit Singh
4080"Anti-tobacco Day" is observed on __________.Ans) 31-May
4081Which telecom operator has announced that it would pick up the remaining 30% stake in Warid Group-s telecom operations in Bangladesh in May 2013?Ans) Bharti Airtel Holdings
4082India's core sector, comprising of 8 key sectors, growth stood at ___________ in March 2013 (published in May 2013).Ans) 2.9%
4083Who has been elected as the first woman Speaker of Jatiya Sangsad (Parliament of Bangladesh) in May 2013?Ans) Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury
4084"Press Freedom Day" is observed on __________.Ans) 3-May
4085Canadian handset maker BlackBerry (earler known as RIM - Research in Motion) has appointed whom as the Managing Director of its India operations in May 2013?Ans) Sunil Lalvani
4086Which team won the third Hockey India Senior Women National Championship held in May 2013?Ans) Haryana
4087Doha-based Qatar Foundation Endowment (QFE) has announced to invest USD 1.3 billion in which Indian telecom company in May 2013?Ans) Bharti Airtel
4088US unemployment rate stood at _______ in April.Ans) 7.5%
4089Who won her maiden Grand Prix Gold after defeating Singaporean fifth seed Juan Gu in the womens singles final of the Malaysia Open badminton in Kuala Lumpur held in May 2013?Ans) P V Sindhu
4090CBI has arrested whom (nephew of former Railway Minster Pawan Kumar Bansal) in Bribery scandal along with Mahesh Kumar, GM of Western Railways in May 2013?Ans) Vijay Singla
4091Who was sworn-in as Malaysia-s prime minister for the second time in May 2013?Ans) Najib Razak
4092Who won his fifth world snooker title held in May 2013 to become the first player in 17 years to make a successful defence of the World Championship?Ans) Ronnie O'Sullivan
4093Who has been appointed as the next director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in May 2013?Ans) Roberto Azevedo
4094Norwegian telecom giant Telenor-s Indian arm Uninor has appointed  whom as the firm's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in May 2013?Ans) Yogesh Malik
4095Which global tech company acquired cloud software firm Enstratius in May 2013?Ans) Dell
4096Manchester United coach and manager Alex Ferguson has retired after how many years of coaching in May 2013?Ans) 27 years
4097RBI has cut reverse repo rate by 25 bps to _______ during its monetary policy review meet on 3rd May 2013.Ans) 6.25%
4098What is the rank of India-s famous shuttlers Saina Nehwal in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) female-s singles rankings published in May 2013?Ans) 2nd
4099"World Asthma Day" is observed on __________.Ans) First Tuesday of May
4100The Indian Government has set an export target of _________ for the current financial year 2013-14 due to global economic slowdown announced in May 2013.Ans) USD 325 billion
4101Which Indian football club won the I-League, most important Indian football league for the year 2013?Ans) Churchill Brothers
4102Who has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of South Africa-s AngloGold Ashanti, the third biggest gold producer in the world in May 2013?Ans) Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan
4103Who was sworn in as new Chief Minister of Karnataka following Congress Party-s victory in the assembly election held in May 2013?Ans) Siddaramaiah
4104Who won the Asian Squash individual championship for Pakistan after 14 years held in Islamabad in May 2013?Ans) Aamir Atlas Khan
4105Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar has passed away in May 2013. He was famous for which genre?Ans) Dhrupad
4106The Union Cabinet of India has given its approval to declare the year 2013 as ___________ Year in May 2013.Ans) Water Conservation
4107Which company tops the Fortune 50 List of US Companies for 2013 published in May 2013?Ans) Wal-Mart Stores
4108India's IIP growth for stood at __________ in March (published in May 2013).Ans) 2.5%
4109Who has been given additional charge of Railway Ministry following resignation of Pawan Kumar Bansal in May 2013?Ans) C P Joshi
4110Nawaz Sharif was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan following his victory in the election held in May 2013. He is president of which party?Ans) Pakistan Muslim Leauge-Nawaz (PML-N)
4111Who won the won the Spanish Grand Prix held in May 2013?Ans) Fernando Alonso
4112Which Indian stock exchange has launched India-s first dedicated debt trading platform in May 2013?Ans) National Stock Exchange
4113India's trade deficit for month April 2013 stood at _____________.Ans) USD 17.78 billion
4114"World Red Cross Day" is observed on __________.Ans) 8-May
4115India-s retail inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index, stood at __________ in April 2013.Ans) 9.39%
4116Which Spanish football club won the Spanish League in 2013?Ans) Barcelona
4117Who has been given additional charge of Law Ministry following resignation of Ashwani Kumar in May 2013?Ans) Kapil Sibal
4118British liquor giant Diageo has appointed whom as its next chief executive officer in May 2013?Ans) Ivan Menezes
4119The eurozone's economy was contracted by _____ during the first quarter of 2013 which is the sixth consecutive contraction in quarterly GDP numbers.Ans) 0.2%
4120Which England cricketer has been named the England cricketer-of-the-year for 2012-13, announced in May 2013?Ans) Matt Prior
4121Which Indian Union Minister is heading the Group of Ministers (GoM) formed in May 2013 to find out ways to make the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as an autonomous body?Ans) P Chidambaram
4122Professional networking site LinkedIn now has more than 20 million users in India as published in May 2013. India is the ______ largest country now in terms of LinkedIn members.Ans) Second
4123Who won the Madrid Masters men-s- singles title held in May 2013?Ans) Rafael Nadal
4124Who has been appointed as the new CEO of Indian operation of Air Asia in May 2013?Ans) Mittu Chandilya
4125Which famous social activist has decided not to continue in National Advisory Council (NAC) after his/her term ends in May 2013?Ans) Aruna Roy
4126Which Global credit rating major has upgraded Greece-s credit rating by one notch to -B- with stable outlook from earlier rating of -CCC- in May 2013?Ans) Fitch
4127India-s overall inflation, measured by the wholesale price index, stood at _______ in April 2013.Ans) 4.89%
4128"World Thalassaemia Day" is observed on __________.Ans) 9-May
4129Who won the won the the Monaco Grand Prix held in May 2013?Ans) Nico Rosberg
4130Which Company has become Asia's largest company by market value with market capitalization of 21.89 trillion yen in May 2013?Ans) Toyota
4131Cricket players Ankeet Chavan, Ajit Chandila and S. Sreesanth  have been arrested by Delhi Police and IPL Spot Fixing case. They were part of which IPL team?Ans) Rajasthan Royals
4132Who won the Madrid Masters Women-s- singles title held in May 2013?Ans) Serena Williams
4133Who has been appointed as the new governor of Arunachal Pradesh in May 2013?Ans) Nirbhay Sharma
4134Who was given the Man of the Match award in the IPL 6 final match played on 26th May 2013 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata?Ans) Kieron Pollard
4135Finance ministry has increased the interest rate on provident fund to __________ for 2012-13.Ans) 8.5%
4136Inflation of 17-member Eurozone stood at _______ in April 2013.Ans) 1.2%
4137The Election Commission of India and which ministry have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in May 2013 on Electoral Literacy and Greater Participation for a Stronger and Inclusive Democracy?Ans) Ministry of Human Resource Development
4138India-s Formula One team Sahara Force India had a remarkable result at the Monaco grand Prix  held in May 2013. Adrian Sutil finished at ______ in the race which is the best for Sahara Force India team so far.Ans) 5th
4139Which IPL team was the runners up of the sixth edition of IPL title held in April-May 2013?Ans) Chennai Super Kings
4140Who won the fifth Man Booker International Prize 2013 for fiction announced in May 2013?Ans) Lydia Davis
4141Who tops the list for the third consecutive year in the global list of most powerful women compiled by Forbes magazine for 2013 <published in May 2013>?Ans) Angela Merkel
4142"National Technology Day" is observed on __________.Ans) 11-May
4143Cricket World Cup 2019 (12th Edition) will be held in which country?Ans) England and Wales
4144Sonia Gandhi and Indra Nooyi were placed among the top 10 in the global list of most powerful women compiled by Forbes magazine for 2013. What was Sonia Gandhi's rank in the list?Ans) 9th
4145Which IT Services company is ranked as the second-largest Indian IT services provider after TCS as per 2012 revenue?Ans) Cognizant
4146Who won National Geographic Bee contest for 2013, final held in May 2013?Ans) Sathwik Karnik
4147Which Indian IT Services Company won a Rs 1,100 crore systems integration contract from the Department of Posts (DoP) for its IT modernization project in May 2013?Ans) TCS
4148The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has expelled which senior leader and MP from the primary membership of party for six years over breach of discipline in May 2013?Ans) Ram Jethmalani
4149A CBI court has convicted former Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Bank and two others in an 18-year-old cheating case in May 2013. What is his name?Ans) M Gopalakrishnan
4150Which team won the 3rd Hockey India Sub-Junior Women National Championship held in May 2013?Ans) Haryana
4151USA Inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index, stood at _______ in April 2013.Ans) 1.1%
4152Which IPL team won the sixth edition of IPL title held in April-May 2013?Ans) Mumbai Indians
4153"International Day of the Family" is observed on __________.Ans) 15-May
4154Who has been ranked as the world-s richest person with total worth of USD 72.7 billion as per billionaire index published by Bloomberg in May 2013?Ans) Bill Gates
4155England's most popular footballer ____________ announced his retirement from International Football in May 2013.Ans) David Beckham
4156The Union Government of India has revised the criteria for creamy layer of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) from 4.5 lakh rupees to _______ rupees in May 2013 to avail benefits of reservations in government jobs and admissions to central educational institutions.Ans) 6 lakh
4157Who from Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has been elected as one of the Board of Directors (BoD) to the international sport body (ITTF) in May 2013?Ans) Dhanraj Choudhary
4158US economic growth for first quarter (January-March) of current year 2013 has been revised downwards to ___________ in May 2013.Ans) 2.4%
4159Who has became the first female Pakistani to scale the world-s tallest mountain, Mount Everest in May 2013?Ans) Samina Baig
4160Indian National Defence University  will be set up at which place in India?Ans) Gurgaon
4161Who from India has been elected as Member of Executive Council of WMO during the 65th Executive Council of WMO meeting at Geneva held in May 2013?Ans) Laxman Singh Rathore
4162Which Indian origin Entrepreneur has brought 65% stake in the Sacramento Kings, an American basketball franchise for USD 347 million in May 2013?Ans) Vivek Ranadive
4163Morgan Stanley has signed an agreement to sell its Indian wealth management unit to which bank for a disclosed sum in May 2013?Ans) Standard Chartered
4164Which Women team won the gold medal at the inaugural FIBA Asia 3×3 basketball event held at Doha, Qatar in May 2013?Ans) India
4165The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has lowered world GDP growth projection to _______ for current year 2013 in May 2013.Ans) 3.1%
4166The United States Senate has voted 97-0 to confirm whom to a judgeship on the prestigious US Court of Appeals in May 2013, the highest judicial appointment achieved by an Indian-American?Ans) Srikanth Srinivasan
4167Which Global Internet company acquired New York-based blogging service Company Tumblr for USD 1.1 billion in May 2013?Ans) Yahoo
4168Who won the Italian Open Men-s singles title held in May 2013?Ans) Rafael Nadal
4169US President will award the highest civilian honour of the USA, the Presidential Medal of Freedom to which woman astronaut (announced in May 2013)?Ans) Sally Ride
4170"World Telecommunication Day" is observed on __________.Ans) 17-May
4171Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) has appointed whom as the Chairman for 2013-15 in May 2013?Ans) Vinod Sharma
4172Which team won the 3rd Hockey India Sub-Junior Men National Championship held in May 2013?Ans) Odisha
4173Which US singer-songwriter became the first woman to receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize in May 2013?Ans) Carole King
4174China's new premier __________ visited India on his first foreign trip to India from 19th to 22nd May 2013 to strengthen ties between to major Asian economies.Ans) Li Keqiang
4175Which IPL team won the sixth edition of IPL title held in April-May 2013?Ans) Mumbai Indians
4176Acclaimed Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh passed away in Kolkata in May 2013. He received "National Film Awards - Special Jury Award" for which of his flim in 2012?Ans) Chitrangada
4177Who has been appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India in May 2013?Ans) Shashi Kant Sharma
4178Which former Indian athlete has created history by becoming the first Indian amputee to conquer Mount Everest in May 2013?Ans) Arunima Sinha
4179Who was elevated as the Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court in May 2013?Ans) Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta
4180Phaneesh Murthy has been sacked as CEO from which IT company by its board following an investigation into a claim of sexual harassment and his relationship with a subordinate employee in May 2013?Ans) iGate
4181Four Indian business leaders have been figured in 2013 Forbes list of Asia-Pacific-s most remarkable philanthropist for their contribution in philanthropic activities (published in May 2013). Who in the list are not among them?Ans) Adi Godrej
4182Global FMCG giant Procter & Gamble has appointed whom as its new CEO in May 2013?Ans) AG Lafley
4183"Commonwealth Day" is observed on __________.Ans) 24-May
4184Unemployment rate in the euro zone stood at __________ in April 2013.Ans) 12.2%
4185The Union Cabinet approved to grant which Indian language as a -Classical Language- status in May 2013?Ans) Malayalam
4186Leading e-commerce marketplace eBay India has appointed whom as its new Managing Director in May 2013?Ans) Latif Nathani
4187India has successfully test fired the 290-km range ________ supersonic cruise missile from the Navy's latest guided missile frigate INS Tarkash off the coast of Goa in May 2013.Ans) BrahMos
4188Which European Football club won the Champions League for 2013?Ans) Bayern Munich
4189Indian government has recernlt relaxed eligibility parameters for the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), which provides financial assistance to mothers for institutional deliveries, in May 2013. It was launched in 2005 by which ministry?Ans) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
4190Which famous Indian Singer was conferred with the Lata Mangeshkar Samman Alankaran in May 2013?Ans) Hariharan
4191Who won the the Rome Open Women-s singles title held in May 2013?Ans) Serena Williams
4192"Anti-tobacco Day" is observed on __________.Ans) 31-May
4193Who has been appointed as its new Defence Secretary in May 2013?Ans) Radha Krishna Mathur
4194Which Indian famous Sand artist won the grand prize at the Copenhagen International Sand Sculpture Festival in Denmark for his sculpture on environment held in May 2013?Ans) Sudarsan Pattnaik
4195T.M. Soundararajan, also known as TMS, passed away in Chennai in May 2013. He was a welknown ______________.Ans) Playback singer
4196Indian boxers have created history by winning how many medals including four gold, in the Invitation FXTM International Boxing Cup held in Limassol, Cyprus in May 2013?Ans) 10 Medals
4197The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) declared India's which area as a world biosphere reserve under its Man and the Biosphere Programme in May 2013?Ans) Nicobar Islands
4198FMCG major Nestle India has appointed whom as its new Chairman and Managing Director in May 2013?Ans) Etienne Benet
4199Who was conferred with the US-based National Space Society-s (NSS) Wernher von Braun Memorial Award in San Diego in May 2013?Ans) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
4200Anti Terrorism day observed in India on __________.Ans) 21st May
4201Who has been appointed as the Chairperson of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in May 2013?Ans) Kushal Singh
4202India's GDP Growth in the fourth quarter of previous financial year 2012-13 stood at __________.Ans) 4.8%
4203The Vice President of India Mr. Hamid Ansari released a book entitled Fida-e-Lucknow -Tales of the city and its people in May 2013. Who is the author of the book?Ans) Parveen Talha
4204Roberto Azevedo was chosen as the next director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to become the first Latin American to lead the group since its creation in 1995 in May 2013. He belongs to which country?Ans) Brazil
4205Which Indian biologist was honored with the Whitley award, also known as Green Oscar, in London in May 2013?Ans) Aparajita Datta
4206The Pakistani prosecutor who was handling the Mumbai terror attack and Bhutto assassination case was gunned down in Islamabad in May 2013. What was his name?Ans) Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali
4207Recently the European Central Bank (ECB) has cut its benchmark interest rate to a new record low of ________ in May 2013 to boost growth across euro zone.Ans) 0.5%
4208Profulla Borua passed away in Guwahati in May 2013. He was a famous _________.Ans) Journalist
4209"International Museum Day" is observed on __________.Ans) 18-May
4210Who has been presented with the Asom Ratna Award for the Year 2012 in May 2013?Ans) Indira Goswami
4211Ray Manzarek passed away in May 2013, He was a founding member and keyboardist of which rock group?Ans) The Doors
4212Who became the first twins to scale Mount Everest in May 2013?Ans) Nunshi and Tashi Malik
4213Who was presented the NTR National Literary Award in May 2013?Ans) Manoj Das
4214India's Agricultural Sector Growth in the fourth quarter of previous financial year 2012-13 stood at __________.Ans) 1.4%
4215Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla recently visited India in May 2013. He is Foreign Minister of __________.Ans) Cuba
4216Indian Govt. has lowered the interest rate on loans to Woman Self-Help Groups (SHGs) to ___% in May 2013 to eradicate poverty through women empowerment.Ans) 7%
4217RBI announced to launch Inflation Indexed Bonds (IIBs) to wean away investors from
gold to paper-based savings instruments to curb CAD. What will be the maturity period of these bonds now?
Ans) 10 Years
4218Surendra Tiwari passed away in Guwahati in May 2013. He was a famous _________.Ans) Story writer and playwright
4219Ahhichatragarh fort was shortlisted for the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture in May 2013. It is situated in which city?Ans) Nagaur
4220The "International Day for Biological Diversity" is observed on __________.Ans) 22-May
4221Which European country launched a new -super priority- same-day
visa service for Indian business travellers and cash-rich frequent flyers in May 2013?
Ans) UK
4222Yuichiro Miura, the 80-year old mountaineer became the oldest man to climb Mount Everest-s in May 2013. He is from which country?Ans) Japan
4223Sachin Tendulkar announced retirement from Twenty20 cricket format in May 2013. He played for which team since inception of IPL?Ans) Mumbai Indians
4224Which state government has introduced "Shiksha Setu cards" in May 2013 to keep the teachers and guardians updated about performance of their students?Ans) Haryana
4225"World Hunger Day" is observed on __________.Ans) 28-May
4226Which Indian athlete won three gold medals on second day of 15th Asian Youth Weightlifting Championships in Doha in May 2013?Ans) Akshay B. Gaikwad
4227Which Company has been ranked at 1st place in the Forbes list of America-s 25 fastest growing tech companies published in June 2013?Ans) LinkedIn
4228Who has been appointed as the new Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister and Director-General of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in June 2013?Ans) Avinash Chander
4229Who has become the youngest Indian to scale Mount Everest at the age of 15 in June 2013?Ans) Raghav Joneja
4230Who has been elected as Pakistan's Prime Minister in the National Assembly in June 2013?Ans) Nawaz Sharif
4231Which country became the 18th member country of the euro zone in June 2013?Ans) Latvia
4232Who has been appointed as "interim president" of BCCI in June 2013 following the IPL spot-fixing scandal?Ans) Jagmohan Dalmiya
4233Who has become the first woman to be elected to the FIFA Executive Committee (ExCo) for a full term of four years in June 2013?Ans) Lydia Nsekera
4234Which Indian company acquired Livewire Mobile, a US-based company for USD 17.8 million in June 2013?Ans) Onmobile
4235Which global online retailer has entered into Indian e-commerce market with the launch of its marketplace in June 2013?Ans) Amazon
4236Who is the new Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment after cabinet reshuffle announced in June 2013?Ans) Manikrao Gavit
4237Who has been appointed as the new chairman of Life Insurance Corp of India in June 2013?Ans) Thomas Mathew
4238Which global tech company acquired cloud computing company SoftLayer Technologies in June 2013?Ans) IBM
4239India-s FDI inflows stood at _______  in the previous financial year 2012-13, as per data published in June 2013.Ans) USD 22.42 billion
4240Which Indian Mutual Fund acquired all the existing India- domiciled schemes of Daiwa Mutual Fund in June 2013?Ans) SBI Mutual Fund