Daily Practice Quiz Published in October 2013

 
GK Questions
 
Sl No.Question
4681The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released a discussion paper titled -Banking Structure in India - The Way Forward- in August 2013 in which it has suggested a _________ structure for the domestic banking industry.
 A) Three- tier
 B) Four- tier
 C) Two- tier
 D) None of These
  
4682Nearly 1500 people including women and children were killed in the toxic gas attack in which country in August 2013?
 A) Egypt
 B) Syria
 C) Iran
 D) Afghanistan
  
4683Who will become the next Chairperson of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) (announced in August 2013)?
 A) Pramod Deo
 B) Gireesh B. Pradhan
 C) L C Goyal
 D) None of These
  
4684The US economic growth has been revised upward to ______ (annualized) in the second quarter of the current year (announced in August 2013).
 A) 2%
 B) 2.2%
 C) 2.5%
 D) 1.8%
  
4685Which conservationist and mountaineer was selected for the Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal in August 2013?
 A) Harshwanti Bisht
 B) Ang Rita Sherpa
 C) Scott MacLennan
 D) Alton C. Byers
  
4686The Reserve Bank of India notified the hike in the investment ceiling for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs) from existing 49% to ________ to attract more FDI in August 2013.
 A) 80%
 B) 100%
 C) 74%
 D) 85%
  
4687The Indian Air Force (IAF) has landed its C-130J Super Hercules Transport Plane at the World-s highest airstrip located in _________ in August 2013.
 A) Arunachal Pradesh
 B) Ladakh
 C) Himachal Pradesh
 D) Sikkim
  
4688Who took over as the new head of the the UN Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in August 2013?
 A) Kgalema Motlanthe
 B) Pumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
 C) Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
 D) Thabo Mbeki
  
4689Yasin Bhatkal, has been arrested in a joint operation between the central intelligence agencies and Bihar police in August 2013. He is Co-founder and mastermind of which organization?
 A) Indian Mujahideen
 B) Lashkar-e-Taiba
 C) Al-Qaeda
 D) None of These
  
4690Who won the first gold for India in the boys- squash final in the second Asian Youth Games held in August 2013?
 A) Kush Kumar
 B) Gaurav Nandarjog
 C) Saurav Ghosal
 D) Ankita Sharma
  
4691Rupesh Shah received the Arjuna award - 2013, presented in August 2013. He is associated with which sport?
 A) Squash
 B) Athletics
 C) Snooker and Billiards
 D) Chess
  
4692Who has been appointed as the Chairperson of the National School of Drama Society in August 2013?
 A) Girish Karnad
 B) Waman Kendre
 C) Shri Ratan Thiyam
 D) Amal Allana
  
4693Who won the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Peace and Reconciliation for her commitment to democracy; announced in August 2013?
 A) Brigalia Bam
 B) Aung San Suu Kyi
 C) Kenneth Kaunda
 D) None of These
  
4694"Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Divas" is observed on __________________.
 A) 21-August
 B) 20-August
 C) 29-August
 D) 24-August
  
4695Brazil's economic growth stood at _________ (Year on year) in the second quarter of 2013.
 A) 2.1%
 B) 3.1%
 C) 1.8%
 D) 3.3%
  
4696India's first exclusive defence satellite ________ was successfully launched by European space consortium Arianespace's Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana in August 2013.
 A) GSLV - V
 B) GSAT - 7
 C) PSAT - 3
 D) GSLV - 7
  
4697Congress President Sonia Gandhi has launched the ambitious Food security programme in which state first in August 2013?
 A) Himachal Pradesh
 B) Haryana
 C) Delhi
 D) Punjab
  
4698The government has set up a 7-member Tax Administration Reform Commission (TARC) to revisit tax laws and suggest measures for putting in place a stable and non-adversarial tax administration. Who will head the commission?
 A) A C Shah
 B) Parthasarathi Shome
 C) S S Tarapore
 D) R J Kamath
  
4699The first season of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) kicked off in New Delhi on 14th August 2013. How many teams participated at the inaugural IBL?
 A) Eight
 B) Seven
 C) Five
 D) Six
  
4700US unemployment rate stood at ______ in July 2013 (announced in August 2013).
 A) 8.1%
 B) 7.4%
 C) 7.6%
 D) 7.5%
  
4701Who in the below list received Dronacharya Awards - 2013 for Coaching in Archery (Presented in August 2013)?
 A) Poornima Mahato
 B) Mahavir Singh
 C) Narinder Singh Saini
 D) None of These
  
4702Who has been appointed as the new Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court in August 2013?
 A) Justice Badar Durrez Ahmad
 B) Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta
 C) Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana
 D) Justice J.P. Devadhar
  
4703Who has been appointed as the Chairman & Managing Director of ONGC, India-s largest Oil and Gas PSU in August 2013?
 A) Sudhir Vasudeva
 B) B. C. Tripathi
 C) D.K. Sarraf
 D) RS Butola
  
4704L'Oreal appoints whom as India MD in August 2013?
 A) Pierre-Yves Arzel
 B) Jean-Christophe Letellier
 C) Neil Mills
 D) Joe Kaeser
  
4705Inflation in the 17-nation euro zone stood at ________ in August.
 A) 2.1%
 B) 1.1%
 C) 1.3%
 D) 1.6%
  
4706Who was awarded with Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhbhavna Award for his contribution towards promotion of communal harmony and peace on Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Divas (20th August 2013)?
 A) Amjad Ali Khan
 B) Zubin Mehta
 C) Pt. Ravi Shankar
 D) None of These
  
4707Who won the UEFA Best Player in Europe award for 2012/13 in recognition for his part in his club's unprecedented Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup treble?
 A) Franck Ribery
 B) Lionel Messi
 C) Andres Iniesta
 D) Thomas Müller
  
4708Seamus Heaney passed away in August 2013. was awarded the Nobel Prize for ________ in 1995 .
 A) Medicine
 B) Physics
 C) Economics
 D) Literature
  
4709Which European Football club won UEFA Super Cup in August 2013?
 A) Chelsea
 B) Real Madrid
 C) Bayern Munich
 D) Manchester United
  
4710Which Social networking site  launched "Internet.org" to make Internet access affordable for all in August 2013?
 A) LinkedIn
 B) Google+
 C) Facebook
 D) None of These
  
4711The British government Thursday appointed whom as director general for UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) in India in August 2013?
 A) Ranjan Mathai
 B) Nick Baird
 C) Stephen Green
 D) Kumar Iyer
  
4712India signed a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with which Asian country which came into force from 1st August 2013? It is expected to cover more than 90% of the bilateral trade between India and the other country.
 A) Japan
 B) China
 C) Malaysia
 D) Thailand
  
4713Which Indian zoo launched Adoption of Zoo Animals Scheme with an aim to create awareness and love for the wildlife among general public in August 2013?
 A) Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park, Pune
 B) National Zoological Park Delhi
 C) Alipore Zoological Garden, Kolkata
 D) Nandankanan Zoo, Bhubaneswar
  
4714Which sportsperson wrote the book named "Moonballer" (Launched in August 2013)?
 A) Nirupama Vaidyanathan
 B) Vijay Amritraj
 C) Mahesh Bhupathi
 D) Leander Paes
  
4715Which euro zone country has the highest unemployment rate of 27.6% as per July data (Announced in August 2013)?
 A) Spain
 B) Greece
 C) Portugal
 D) Austria
  
4716Retired justice R A Mehta has refused to take charge of State Lokayukta of which state despite the clearance from the Supreme Court in August 2013?
 A) Maharashtra
 B) Goa
 C) Gujarat
 D) Haryana
  
4717India's GDP growth stood at ___________ during the first quarter (April-June) of the current financial year 2012-13.
 A) 5.4%
 B) 4.8%
 C) 4.4%
 D) 5.1%
  
4718Mahavir Singh received Dronacharya Awards - 2013 for Coaching in _______ discipline (Presented in August 2013)?
 A) Archery
 B) Boxing
 C) Hockey
 D) Wrestling
  
4719Who was named as the Captain of the Asia Cup Hockey Tournament 2013 held in August-September 2013?
 A) Sardar Singh
 B) Sandeep Singh
 C) Shivendra Singh
 D) Sreejesh Ravindran
  
4720Who in the list were the brand ambassadors of the first edition of Indian Badminton League (IBL)?
 A) Deepika Padukone and Shahrukh Khan
 B) Priyanka Chopra and Aamir Khan
 C) Deepika Padukone and Aamir Khan
 D) Katrina kaif and Aamir Khan
  
4721Who has been awarded with the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers Environmental and Water Resources Institute (ASCE-EWRI) in August 2013?
 A) Vijay Singh
 B) Ananda Mohan Chakrabarty
 C) Rakesh Jain
 D) Rajiv Shah
  
4722Who is author of the book "My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions"?
 A) Manmohan Singh
 B) N R Narayana Murthy
 C) APJ Abdul Kalam
 D) Dr. Homi J. Bhabha
  
4723India surpassed ________ to become third largest Internet population, as per the the ComScore report published in August 2013.
 A) China
 B) Japan
 C) USA
 D) Brazil
  
4724Who has been appointed as the chairman of the Ethics Commission of the International Weightlifting Federation in Beijing in August 2013?
 A) Birendra Prasad Baishya
 B) Karnam Malleswari
 C) Sahdev Yadav
 D) Satpal Singh
  
4725State Government of Rajasthan laid the foundation stone for world's biggest solar park at Bhadla in August 2013. Bhadla is in which district?
 A) Jaisalemer
 B) Jodhpur
 C) Barmer
 D) Bikaner
  
4726Who took charge as the chairman of the Intellectual Property Appellate Tribunal in August 2013?
 A) Justice T Meena Kumari
 B) Justice R C Gandhi
 C) Justice J Shome
 D) Justice K.N Basha
  
4727Which Indian steel plan was adjudged the Best Performing Integrated Steel Plant in the country for the year 2011-12 based on the recommendations made by a Panel of Judges that selected companies for the Prime Minister`s Trophy awards for the year 2011-12 (announced in August 2013)?
 A) Essar Steel
 B) Jindal Steel
 C) Tata Steel
 D) SAIL
  
4728Famous _________ writer, novelist and columnist, Malathi Chandur passed away in August 2013.
 A) Kannada
 B) Tamil
 C) Telugu
 D) Malaylam
  
4729India's agricultural sector growth stood at ___________ during the first quarter (April-June) of the current financial year 2012-13.
 A) 1.4%
 B) 2.9%
 C) 2.1%
 D) 2.7%
  
4730Which Indian city launched "Ladli scheme" in August 2013 in which a grant of 5000 rupees per year, per family is given for five years on the birth of the second daughter in a family?
 A) Ahmedabad
 B) New Delhi
 C) Chandigarh
 D) Bhopal
  
4731"Earth Overshoot Day 2013" was observed on __________________.
 A) 21-August
 B) 26-August
 C) 20-August
 D) 18-August
  
4732Which Indian-american business woman will be felicitated with the Special Impact Award US-based NGO - Children-s Hope India (CHI) at their annual gala to be held at Pier Sixty in Manhattan on October 13?
 A) Indra Nooyi
 B) Ramani Ayer
 C) Rohini Srihari
 D) Ranji H. Nagaswami
  
4733Who was honoured with the first Lifetime Campaigner for Peace and Freedom of the Mahathir award for Global Peace by the Mahathir Global Peace Foundation in August 2013?
 A) Jacob Zuma
 B) Brigalia Bam
 C) Nelson Mandela
 D) Aung San Suu Kyi
  
4734Samuel Santos Lopez visited India from 19 August to 23 August 2013. He is foreign minister of which country?
 A) Nicaragua
 B) Ukrene
 C) Peru
 D) Columbia
  
4735___________ was declared as the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances by the UN General Assembly.
 A) 31-August
 B) 10-August
 C) 21-August
 D) 30-August
  
4736Who won the Rogers Cup 2013 women-s singles title held in August 2013?
 A) Maria Sharapova
 B) Marion Bartoli
 C) Serena Williams
 D) Sorana Cirstea
  
4737Which team was the runner up in Women-s single (IBL) Indian Badminton League 2013?
 A) Mumbai Masters
 B) Hyderabad Hot Shot
 C) Pune Piston
 D) Awadhe Warriors
  
4738Who received the Prem Bhatia Award for Best Political Reporting of the Year (2013) in August 2013?
 A) Shoma Chaudhury
 B) Shalini Singh
 C) Deepa Fernandes
 D) Nirupama Dutt
  
4739The National Teeka Express was launched by Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister of Health &Family Welfare in which state in August 2013?  It has been launched to protect children from life-threatening childhood diseases.
 A) Rajasthan
 B) Madhya Pradesh
 C) Gujarat
 D) Haryana
  
4740Mohammed Karim Khalili visited India from 20th to 22nd August 2013. He is Vice President of which country?
 A) Iran
 B) Afghanistan
 C) Iraq
 D) Saudi Arabia
  
4741Star Sports has appointed whom as brand ambassador to promote Premier League football in India in August 2013?
 A) Virat Kohli
 B) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
 C) Sachin Tendulkar
 D) Yuvraj Singh
  
4742Which bank/financial company has launched a public deposit scheme -Sanchay- whereby it will offer the highest interest rate of 9.5 per cent on five-year deposits in August 2013?
 A) LIC Housing Finance
 B) ICICI bank
 C) Reliance Capital
 D) IDBI Bank
  
4743Which Indian state launched "Bhumi Sena Scheme" for reclamation of the barren, usar (alkaline soils) and ravenous land in August 2013?
 A) Madhya Pradesh
 B) Uttar Pradesh
 C) Gujarat
 D) Maharashtra
  
4744IAS Officer Durga Shakti Nagpal was suspended by the Uttar Pradesh government in August 2013. She was in news for her fight against ______________.
 A) Illegal land acquistion
 B) Illegal construction companies
 C) Sand Mining mafia
 D) None of These
  
4745Delhi Police has arrested "Abdul Karim Tunda" alias Abdul Quddooss, an expert bomb maker of terror outfit ___________ and one of India-s top 20 wanted terrorists in August 2013.
 A) Al-Qaeda
 B) Indian Mujahidin
 C) Lashkar-e-Taiba
 D) None of These
  
4746"International Lefthanders Day" by The Left-Handers Club is observed on __________________.
 A) 13-August
 B) 16-August
 C) 21-August
 D) 18-August
  
4747Which state launched "Ksheera Bhagya Scheme" in which over 65 lakh school children in 51,000 Government schools and 39 lakh children in anganwadi centres across the State will now receive 150 ml of milk three times a week?
 A) Karnataka
 B) Madhya Pradesh
 C) Maharashtra
 D) Gujarat
  
4748Which Indian state has bagged the Skoch Group award as an emerging state for improved governance through leveraging communication and information technologies?
 A) Madhya Pradesh
 B) Maharashtra
 C) Bihar
 D) Jharkhand
  
4749As per new notification by the Central Government in August 2013, Retired All India Services (IAS, IPS and IFoS) officials will get 20% of additional pension after completing _____  of age
 A) 60 years
 B) 75 years
 C) 80 years
 D) 85 years
  
4750Which Internet company has grabbed the top slot among the 50 best US internet properties in the monthly report for July, released by ComScore, an American Internet analytics firm in August 2013?
 A) Microsoft
 B) Google
 C) Yahoo
 D) Facebook
  
4751The Parliament has passed the Land Acquisition Bill in August 2013. The bill requires mandatory consent of at least _____ for acquiring land for Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects and ____ for acquiring land for private companies
 A) 70%, 80%
 B) 60%, 80%
 C) 50%, 75%
 D) 80%, 90%
  
4752Which team won the inaugural (IBL) Indian Badminton League 2013?
 A) Mumbai Masters
 B) Hyderabad Hot Shot
 C) Pune Piston
 D) Awadhe Warriors
  
4753Who has been appointed the new chief of the National Investigation Agency in August 2013?
 A) Dilip Trivedi
 B) Sharad Kumar
 C) Pranay Sahay
 D) None of These
  
4754Which Indian stock exchange suspended most trades on its platform, leding to a major crisis in August 2013?
 A) National Stock Exchange
 B) Bombay Stock Exchange
 C) National Spot Exchange Ltd
 D) Multi Commodity Exchange
  
4755Who launched the -Clean India Campaign- at world heritage site, Taj Mahal in August 2013?
 A) Shalman Khurshid
 B) K. Chiranjeevi
 C) Ashwini Kumar
 D) Kapil Sibal
  
4756Bangladesh high court has banned which Islamic party in August 2013 from contesting polls in future?
 A) Jamaat-e-Islami
 B) Bangladesh Democratic Party
 C) Islamic Unit Front
 D) Jamiat-e-Ulama-e-Islam
  
4757RBI (Reserve Bank of India) has recerntly announced to issue Inflation Indexed Bonds in August 2013. These Inflation Indexed Bonds will use inflation measured by _______?
 A) Wholesale Price Index
 B) Consumer Price Index
 C) Both of them
 D) None of These
  
4758Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved _____ disinvestment in Indian Oil Corporation in August 2013?
 A) 5%
 B) 15%
 C) 20%
 D) 10%
  
4759Which Indian Institute is the only one to make it to the top 500 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) published in August 2013?
 A) IIT Bombay
 B) IIT Kanpur
 C) IIT Delhi
 D) Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
  
4760Marion Bartoli, won the 2013 Wimbledon Championships single titles, announced her unexpecetd retirement from professional tennis in August 2013. She is from which country?
 A) Spain
 B) USA
 C) Russia
 D) France
  
4761Indian Railways launched Wi-Fi service in which of the following trains first?
 A) Delhi-Sealdah Rajdhani Express
 B) Delhi-Howrah Rajdhani Express
 C) Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani Express
 D) Delhi-Bhopal Rajdhani Express
  
4762Indian Women Junior Hockey team defeated which country to win historic bronze medal at junior women hockey world cup in August 2013?
 A) South Korea
 B) England
 C) Pakistan
 D) China
  
4763Which state has got a go-ahead from the Reserve Bank of India to launch a financial institution following the principles of Islamic finance in August 2013?
 A) Maharashtra
 B) Karnataka
 C) Goa
 D) Kerala
  
4764Which City topped list of most livable cities in the world, as per EIU, an independent forecasting and advisory business within the Economist Group in August 2013?
 A) London
 B) New York
 C) Melbourne
 D) Paris
  
4765Which batsman has set a world record of scoring highest ever indidual run (123) in T20 internationals cricket in August 2013?
 A) Aaron Finch
 B) Breden McCullum
 C) Shane Watson
 D) Sikhar Dhawan
  
4766Which committee has proposed the idea of setting up a bullion bank or Bullion Corporation of India (BCI) to utilize idle gold?
 A) Dandekar Committee
 B) Narasimhan Committee
 C) Rao Committee
 D) G S Patel Committee
  
4767Who has been appointed as India-s new foreign secretary in August 2013?
 A) Ranjan Mathai
 B) Sujatha Singh
 C) L C Goyal
 D) Nirupama Rao
  
4768Who has been appointed as the next governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in August 2013 (Took charge in Sep 2013)?
 A) Montek Singh Ahluwalia
 B) Kaushik Basu
 C) Abhijit Banerjee
 D) Raghuram Rajan
  
4769Who took charge as the Executive Director of the Union Bank of India in August 2013?
 A) Rakesh Sethi
 B) R K Malla
 C) M S Raghavan
 D) Rajeev Rishi
  
4770Janata Party was merged with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in August 2013. Who is head of Janata Party?
 A) Subramanian Swamy
 B) Rajnath Singh
 C) Arun Jetley
 D) Nitin Gadkari
  
4771Which global tech company acquired Finish mobile maker Nokia's mobile phone business for 5.4 billion euros in September 2013?
 A) Apple
 B) Google
 C) Microsoft
 D) Blackberry
  
4772Who has been appointed as Secretary in Ministry of Steel in September 2013?
 A) D R S Chaudhary
 B) G Mohan Kumar
 C) M.F Farooqui
 D) None of These
  
4773Which IBL team won the inaugural Indian Badminton League held in August-September 2013?
 A) Mumbai Masters
 B) Hyderabad Hot Shot
 C) Pune Piston
 D) Awadhe Warriors
  
4774US mobile giant Verizon Communications Inc agreed to acquire 45% stake in Verizon Wireless from which telecom company in a USD 130 billion transaction deal in Sep 2013?
 A) AT&T
 B) Vodafone
 C) Telenor
 D) Airtel
  
4775India's Core sector growth stood at __________ in July 2013 (announced in Sep 2013).
 A) 2.1%
 B) 3.1%
 C) 3.8%
 D) 4.5%
  
4776India Air Force-s has formally inducted its biggest 70-tonne C-17 heavy-lift transport aircraft into service in Sep 2013. The heavy duty aircraft is procured from which company?
 A) Airbus
 B) Boeing
 C) Sukhoi
 D) Lockheed Martin
  
4777Which country won the Asia Cup Hockey title held at Ipoh, Malaysia in September 2013?
 A) South Korea
 B) India
 C) Malaysia
 D) Pakistan
  
4778Who took charge as the next governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in Sep 2013?
 A) Montek Singh Ahluwalia
 B) Kaushik Basu
 C) D Subbarao
 D) Raghuram Rajan
  
4779Who was unanimously re-elected as Shiromani Akali Dal president consecutively for the second time in September 2013?
 A) Sukhbir Singh Badal
 B) Parkash Singh Badal
 C) Manpreet Singh Badal
 D) None of These
  
4780Ronald Coase, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1991, passed away in Sep 2013. He won Nobel prize in which category?
 A) Chemistry
 B) Phusics
 C) Economics
 D) Medicine
  
4781Who was conferred the Moortidevi Award for 2012 (Announced in Sep 2013)?
 A) Haraprasad Das
 B) Pratibha Ray
 C) Jagadish Mohanty
 D) Manoj Das
  
47828th G-20 Summit in which G20 Country leaders met, held in which country in September 2013?
 A) Germany
 B) USA
 C) Russia
 D) Brazil
  
4783What was India's rank among T20 teams as per the latest ICC T20 raking published in September 2013?
 A) Second
 B) Fourth
 C) Third
 D) First
  
4784"Coconut Day" is observed on ____________.
 A) 5-Sep
 B) 2-Sep
 C) 8-Sep
 D) 12-Sep
  
4785Google has announced the name of its Android version as _________ in Sep 2013.
 A) Cupcake
 B) Jelly Bean
 C) KitKat
 D) None of These
  
4786Which country was ranked no 1 for its competitiveness for fifth year in a row in Sep 2013 as per the annual Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014?
 A) Switzerland
 B) Finland
 C) Singapore
 D) Germany
  
4787Euro zone economic growth for the second quarter of 2013 stood at __________.
 A) 0.2%
 B) 0.3%
 C) 0.5%
 D) -0.1%
  
4788What was India's rank as per the annual Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014 published in September 2013?
 A) 66th
 B) 60th
 C) 54th
 D) 76th
  
4789Who has been appointed as the Managing Director and officiating Chief Executive Officer of private sector insurer Bajaj Allianz in Sep 2013?
 A) Sanjeev Chadha
 B) Anuj Agarwal
 C) Deepak Khanna
 D) None of These
  
4790Indian Author Sushmita Banerjee, who became famous after her best seller book -Kabuliwalar Bangali Bou- (A Kabuliwala-s Bengali Wife), was killed by Taliban outside her home in _____________ in September 2013.
 A) Iran
 B) Pakistan
 C) Afghanistan
 D) None of These
  
4791Who took over as India's new Chief Information Commissioner in September 2013?
 A) M.F Farooqui
 B) Satyanand Mishra
 C) Deepak Sandhu
 D) None of These
  
4792Which Internet company has adopted a new logo (in Purple) for the first time since its founding 18 years ago in Sep 2013?
 A) Google
 B) Amazon
 C) eBay
 D) Yahoo
  
4793Which Social networking company is planning for an IPO and submitted a document to the SEC in Sep 2013?
 A) Facebook
 B) LinkedIn
 C) Twitter
 D) Orkut
  
4794Who was conferred the Indira Gandhi peace prize for 2012 by President Pranab Mukherjee in Sep 2013?
 A) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
 B) Ela Bhatt
 C) Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
 D) Sheikh Hasina
  
4795Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has appointed whom as his new Special Envoy for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation in September 2013?
 A) Rakesh Sood
 B) Deepak Sandhu
 C) Ruchira Kamboj
 D) None of These
  
4796Ray Dolby, the American Engineer and the pioneer of noise reduction in audio recordings died on 12 September 2013. He was founder of ___________.
 A) Bose Corporation
 B) Bell Laboratories
 C) Dolby Laboratories
 D) Blonder Tongue Laboratorie
  
4797"Teachers- Day" is observed on ____________.
 A) 5-Sep
 B) 2-Sep
 C) 8-Sep
 D) 12-Sep
  
4798The Union Health Ministry has announced former Indian cricket team captain _______ as brand ambassador for its National Tobacco Control Campaign in Sep 2013.
 A) Sachin Tendulkar
 B) Saurav Ganguly
 C) Rahul Dravid
 D) Mohammad Azharuddin
  
4799Teo-day long UN Human Rights forum held in which city in Sep 2013?
 A) Beijing
 B) London
 C) Tokyo
 D) Geneva
  
4800Who has been honoured with Asia's "most promising leader" award at a recent function held in Dubai in Sep 2013 for pioneering work in healthcare, using natural medicine?
 A) Devi Shetty
 B) Mukesh Batra
 C) Majeti Narasimha Swamy
 D) None of These
  
4801Which Indian private sector bank launched its -Branch on Wheels- to offer basic banking services in remote areas which have so far been devoid of banking facilities in Sep 2013?
 A) Yes Bank
 B) Axis Bank
 C) HDFC Bank
 D) ICICI Bank
  
4802The International Olympic Committee ( IOC) has decided to keep India Olympic Association (IOA) suspended from the international Olympic events as the later failed to remove corruption from its governing body. Who is IOA-s secretary-general?
 A) Suresh Kalmadi
 B) Lalit Bhanot
 C) Ajay Maken
 D) Sharad Pawar
  
4803India-s Index of Industrial Production (IIP) growth stood at _________ in July 2013 (Announced in Sep 2013).
 A) 2%
 B) 2.6%
 C) 1.6%
 D) 3.5%
  
4804Which bollywood actor was the guest of honour at a reception hosted by British Prime Minister David Cameron-s wife, Samantha Cameron at their official residence in Sep 2013 for a charity initiative for diabetes?
 A) Anupam Kher
 B) Shahrukh Khan
 C) Amir Khan
 D) Amitabh Bachchan
  
4805Which famous Hollywood actress will receive an Honorary Oscar in recognition of her humanitarian work (announced in Sep 2013)?
 A) Meryl Streep
 B) Angelina Jolie
 C) Nicole Kidman
 D) Julia Roberts
  
4806Who has been elected as the new President of Auto components manufacturers- apex body Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) for the term 2013-14 in Sep 2013?
 A) Ramesh Suri
 B) Vikram Kirloskar
 C) Harish Lakshman
 D) Vinod Dasari
  
4807Which Cement company has announced in Sep 2013 that it would acquire Gujarat cement unit of 4.8 million tonnes per annum capacity from Jaypee Cement Corp for Rs 3,800 crore?
 A) JK Cement
 B) Binani Cement
 C) UltraTech Cement
 D) India Cement
  
4808US unemployment rate stood at ______ in August 2013 (announced in Sep 2013).
 A) 8.1%
 B) 7.4%
 C) 7.3%
 D) 7.5%
  
4809Leaders of the BRICS group of nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - have announced in September 2013 that they will set up a _______ fund to guard against financial shocks.
 A) USD 50 billion
 B) USD 100 billion
 C) USD 200 billion
 D) USD 500 billion
  
4810"International day of charity" is observed on ____________.
 A) 5-Sep
 B) 12-Sep
 C) 8-Sep
 D) 9-Sep
  
4811India-s Retail inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index, stood at _______ in August (announced in Sep 2013).
 A) 9.87%
 B) 9.39%
 C) 9.64%
 D) 9.52%
  
4812India-s Vice President Dr.M.Haamid Ansari has suggested implementation of Venkatachelliah Commission's recommendations in Sep 2013. The committee recommends to ensure that elected representatives of Parliament and legislatures get at least _______ of the votes cast.
 A) 60%
 B) 40%
 C) 50%
 D) 51%
  
4813Who was named the skipper of the India 'A' side for the unofficial three one-dayers and a Twenty20 game against the West Indies 'A' team which visited India in Sep 2013?
 A) Suresh Raina
 B) Gautam Gambhir
 C) Yuvraj Singh
 D) Rohit Sharma
  
4814India and Japan have decided to expand their currency swap arrangement from USD 15 billion to _______ in Sep 2013 to strengthen bilateral financial cooperation and stabilize the global financial markets.
 A) USD 60 billion
 B) USD 100 billion
 C) USD 50 billion
 D) USD 25 billion
  
4815Who has been elected as the new President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Sep 2013?
 A) Denis Oswald
 B) Thomas Bach
 C) Richard Carrion
 D) Ching-kuo Wu
  
4816Who has been appointed as head of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force in Sep 2013?
 A) Dilip Trivedi
 B) Sharad Kumar
 C) Pranay Sahay
 D) Sanjeev Dayal
  
4817Indian Author Jhumpa Lahiri's _______ was shortlisted among the six books for the Man Booker Prize 2013 (announced in Sep 2013).
 A) We Need New Names
 B) The Interpreter of Maladies
 C) The Lowland
 D) The Harvest
  
4818Who is the new Prime Minister of Australia who won absolute majority in the National elections held in Sep 2013?
 A) Tony Abbott
 B) Kevin Rudd
 C) Julia Gillard
 D) John Howard
  
4819Who was chosen to lead the 18-member Indian women's hockey team in the eighth Asia Cup that was played in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from September 21 to 27, 2013?
 A) Chanchan Devi Thokchom
 B) Asunta Lakra
 C) Ritu Rani
 D) Rajwinder Kaur
  
4820Which country won the South Asian Football Federations (SAFF) Championship 2013 held in Kathmandu  in Sep 2013?
 A) India
 B) Afghanistan
 C) Pakistan
 D) Nepal
  
4821IT outsourcing company iGate Corp has appointed whom as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Sep 2013?
 A) Ashok Vemuri
 B) Girish Paranjpe
 C) Krishnakumar Natarajan
 D) Suresh Vaswani
  
4822Which City won the right to host the Olympic Games in 2020 in Sep 2013?
 A) Istanbul
 B) Tokyo
 C) Madrid
 D) Paris
  
4823Who won the Italy Grand Prix held in Sep 2013?
 A) Sebastian Vettel
 B) Fernando Alonso
 C) Lewis Hamilton
 D) Kimi Raikkonen
  
4824"International Literacy Day (UNESCO)" is observed on ____________.
 A) 5-Sep
 B) 12-Sep
 C) 8-Sep
 D) 9-Sep
  
4825Reliance Communications Ltd has appointed whom as CEO, India Enterprise in Sep 2013?
 A) Anuj Agarwal
 B) Girish Paranjpe
 C) Deepak Khanna
 D) None of These
  
4826Which Financial Company has secured approval from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) to set up white-label ATMs in India in Sep 2013?
 A) State Bank of India
 B) Reliance Capital
 C) Muthoot Finance
 D) IFCI
  
4827Which Global electronics company agreed to acquire major part of Hyderabad based Vijai Electricals Ltd.-s transmission and distribution (T&D) business for approximately USD 200 million in Sep 2013?
 A) Samsung
 B) Toshiba
 C) Lenovo
 D) Dell
  
4828India's Trade deficit stood at _________ in August (published in Sep 2013).
 A) USD 10.9 billion
 B) USD 13.43 billion
 C) USD 12.27 billion
 D) USD 9.35 billion
  
4829Which bank won the "Best Banker Growth-Mid Sized" award in the second edition of The Sunday Standard Best Bankers- Awards 2013 (announced in Sep 2013)?
 A) Karnataka Bank
 B) Karur Vysya Bank
 C) Maharashtra Bank
 D) IDBI Bank
  
4830Which Indian Officer was elected as regional director at the 31st meeting of health ministers and 66th session of WHO regional committee for South-East Asia in Sep 2013?
 A) Deepak Sandhu
 B) Rakesh Sood
 C) Poonam Khetarpal Singh
 D) None of These
  
4831Who has been elected as the new President of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) in Sep 2013?
 A) Vinod Dasari
 B) Vikram Kirloskar
 C) Anand Mahindra
 D) Harish Lakshman
  
4832Which Indian state achieved the first position in literacy with 94.65% literacy rate, announced in Sep 2013?
 A) Kerala
 B) Tripura
 C) Sikkim
 D) Punjab
  
4833Religare Health Insurance has signed a deal with which Indian PSU bank in Sep 2013 to market its product and service bouquet through the distribution network of the bank?
 A) Union Bank of India
 B) IDBI Bank
 C) Central Bank of India
 D) Allahabad Bank
  
4834Which Indian Olympic Medalist entered politics and Joined BJP party in Sep 2013?
 A) Vijender Vijender
 B) Vijay Kumar
 C) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
 D) Abhinav Bindra
  
4835Who has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC) by the Government of Indian in Sep 2013?
 A) Satnam Singh
 B) BN Talukdar
 C) M.K. Goel
 D) Nishi Vasudeva
  
4836The government approved the proposal of _________ capital infusion in Export-Import Bank of India in Sep 2013 to support future growth of the lender.
 A) Rs 1000 crore
 B) Rs 700 crore
 C) Rs 500 crore
 D) Rs 800 crore
  
4837"Hindi Diwas" is observed on ____________.
 A) 15-Sep
 B) 12-Sep
 C) 14-Sep
 D) 21-Sep
  
4838Prime Minister's key economic advisor C Rangarajan has lowered the growth forecast for the current fiscal to ________ in Sep 2013.
 A) 5.9%
 B) 5.3%
 C) 6.2%
 D) 6.5%
  
4839Which state/UT has the highest par capital annual income in India with per capita annual income of Rs. 2.01 lakh in 2012-13?
 A) Chandigarh
 B) Delhi
 C) Gujarat
 D) Maharashtra
  
4840The Board of Control for Cricket in India- BCCI has imposed life bans on whom in the list in Sep 2013 for being involved in the IPL spot-fixing scam?
 A) Amit Singh
 B) Siddharth Trivedi
 C) S Sreesanth
 D) Harmeet Singh
  
4841Which Indian state has bagged the National Literacy Award in Sep 2013? This is for the first time that state has received awards in all the three categories- state, district and panchayat.
 A) Chhattisgarh
 B) Gujarat
 C) Kerala
 D) Karnataka
  
4842Which Indian state became the first state to use the high-tech voter recording system 'Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail' (VVPAT) with Electronic Voting Machines for the by-elections to Noksen Assembly constituency held in Sep 2013?
 A) Mijoram
 B) Tripura
 C) Nagaland
 D) Meghalaya
  
4843Who won the Miss America pageant held in September 2013?
 A) Shannon Oliver
 B) Nina Davuluri
 C) Mallory Hagan
 D) Amanda Mason
  
4844Reserve Bank of India has formed an expert committee for examining its Current Monetary Policy Framework in Sep 2013. Who will head the committee?
 A) C. Rangarajan
 B) Bimal Jalan
 C) Urjit Patel
 D) Y. Venugopal Reddy
  
4845Who maintained first place in the men-s tennis rankings issued by the ATP in Sep 2013?
 A) Roger Federer
 B) Andy Murray
 C) Novak Djokovic
 D) Rafael Nadal
  
4846Who maintained first place in the women-s tennis rankings issued by the ATP in Sep 2013?
 A) Maria Sharapova
 B) Serena Williams
 C) Victoria Azarenka
 D) Agnieszka Radwanska
  
4847Who will lead the Indian team at the two lakh US Dollar Super Series Badminton tournament, held in n Sep 2013?
 A) Parupalli Kashyap
 B) Saina Nehwal
 C) P V Sindhu
 D) None of These
  
4848India-s overall inflation, measured by the Wholesale Price Index stood at ________ in July.
 A) 5.96%
 B) 6.79%
 C) 6.1%
 D) 5.91%
  
4849Who won the the US Open Men-s single title held in Sep 2013?
 A) Novak Djokovic
 B) Andy Murray
 C) Roger Federer
 D) Rafael Nadal
  
4850Who has been named as the recipient of Amnesty International-s highest award in Sep 2013?
 A) Ai Xiaoming
 B) Lyudmila Ulitskaya
 C) Malala Yousafzai
 D) None of These
  
4851BJP has formally announced whom as the party's prime ministerial candidate for the next Lok Sabha polls to be held in 2014?
 A) Rajnath Singh
 B) Narendra Modi
 C) L K Advani
 D) Sushma Swaraj
  
4852Which country opened world-s highest airport in Daocheng in Sep 2013 which stands at 4,411 metre above sea level?
 A) Mangolia
 B) Russia
 C) China
 D) Japan
  
4853Who has been elected as the new Vice-President of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) in Sep 2013?
 A) Vinod Dasari
 B) Vikram Kirloskar
 C) Anand Mahindra
 D) Kenichi Ayukawa
  
4854"World First-Aid Day" is observed on ____________.
 A) 15-Sep
 B) 12-Sep
 C) 14-Sep
 D) 21-Sep
  
4855Which global tech company acquired popular smartphone apps -Bump- which is used to share smartphone files like contacts, pictures or other data in September 2013?
 A) Yahoo
 B) Google
 C) Microsoft
 D) Facebook
  
4856Who won INDEX design award for her innovative design, FreshPaper that helps keep food fresh for a longer period in Sep 2013?
 A) Deepak Sandhu
 B) Kavita Shukla
 C) Poonam Khetarpal Singh
 D) None of These
  
4857Which documentary film won the Golden Lion for best movie at the Venice film festival held in Sep 2013?
 A) Holy GRA
 B) Miss Violence
 C) Via Castellana Bandiera
 D) None of These
  
4858Chinese FDI stood ____________ at in August 2013 (Announced in September 2013).
 A) USD 4.5 billion
 B) USD 6.3 billion
 C) USD 8.38 billion
 D) USD 10.5 billion
  
4859Who won the 2013 US Open women-s singles title held in Sep 2013?
 A) Maria Sharapova
 B) Victoria Azarenka
 C) Serena Williams
 D) Sorana Cirstea
  
4860Who won the USD 250,000 prestigious Lasker Awards for Philanthrophy announced by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation in Sep 2013?
 A) N R Narayana Murthy
 B) Azim Premji
 C) Bill and Melinda Gates
 D) Warren Buffet
  
4861Who took over as the Chairman & Managing Director of the Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) in September 2013?
 A) Saji Cherian
 B) M.K. Goel
 C) P. Sudhakar
 D) R.M. Premkumar
  
4862Who has been appointed as Director, Central Vigilance Commission in Sep 2013?
 A) Nitish Kumar
 B) P K Chakraborty
 C) Deepak Sandhu
 D) Rakesh Sood
  
4863India's Leander Paes made history by becoming the oldest man (Age 40) to win a Grand Slam event in the open era when he won _______ Men's double title in Sep 2013.
 A) French Open
 B) US Open
 C) Australian Open
 D) Wimbledon
  
4864What was India's rank in the latest ICC ODI rankings published by ICC in Sep 2013?
 A) Third
 B) Second
 C) First
 D) Fourth
  
4865Kanoon Lugat, an _______ law dictionary, a first of its kind in the country was released in Mumbai in Sep 2013.
 A) Marathi
 B) Hindi
 C) Urdu
 D) None of These
  
4866The government has increased the import duty on gold and silver jewellery to _______ from current 10% in Sep 2013 to protect the domestic industry.
 A) 20%
 B) 15%
 C) 12%
 D) 18%
  
4867"Engineers- Day" is observed on ____________.
 A) 15-Sep
 B) 11-Sep
 C) 19-Sep
 D) 21-Sep
  
4868Which Indian Private sector bank has become the first bank to raise USD 255 million funds overseas using the swap loan facility provided by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in Sep 2013?
 A) YES Bank
 B) ICICI Bank
 C) HDFC Bank
 D) Axis Bank
  
4869Who was conferred the -Pride of the Nation award- for his attempt to raise the sensitive issue of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination through his role as a RAW agent in Madras Café film in Sep 2013?
 A) Shoojit Sircar
 B) John Abraham
 C) Ronnie Lahiri
 D) None of These
  
4870Which indian movie was named the best film at the second edition of the Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF) held in Sep 2013?
 A) The good road
 B) The Lunchbox
 C) OASS
 D) None of These
  
4871The board of National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL) has appointed whom as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in Sep 2013?
 A) Saji Cherian
 B) P. Sudhakar
 C) M.K. Goel
 D) None of These
  
4872Former Toyota Motor Corp President and Chairman passed away in Sep 2013. What is his name?
 A) Akio Toyoda
 B) Sakichi Toyoda
 C) Eiji Toyoda
 D) Shoichiro Toyoda
  
4873Who was nominated as a member of the board of trustees of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Sep 2013?
 A) Azim Premji
 B) N R Narayana Murthy
 C) Ratan Tata
 D) Deepak Parekh
  
4874Indian wrestler Amit Kumar won Silver Medal in ________ category in the Senior World Wrestling Championship 2013 being held at Budapest in Sep 2013.
 A) 65 Kg Free Style
 B) 60 Kg Free Style
 C) 55 Kg Free Style
 D) 62 Kg Free Style
  
4875Who became World Muslimah 2013 during the third Annual Award of World Muslimah in Jakarta, Indonesia in Sep 2013?
 A) Nina Septiani
 B) Dika Restiyani
 C) Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola
 D) None of These
  
4876Virat Kohli was the highest-ranked Indian batsman at ______ in the latest ICC ODI rankings published in Sep 2013.
 A) 6th
 B) 4th
 C) 5th
 D) 3rd
  
4877West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee named the upcoming airport at Andal near Durgapur in Bardhman district as __________ in Sep 2013.
 A) Ishwarchandra Airport
 B) Bankimchandra Airport
 C) Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport
 D) Rabindranath Tagore Airport
  
4878Who has been appointed as the Managing Editor of Time Magazine in Sep 2013 to become TIME-s 17th managing editor in the history of the well-known international magazine?
 A) Richard Stengel
 B) Nancy Gibbs
 C) Michael Duffy
 D) Briton Hadden
  
4879USA and British authorities have fined which US investment bank a combined USD 920 million over the so-called London Whale scandal in Sep 2013?
 A) JP Morgan
 B) UBS
 C) Bank of America
 D) Goldman Sachs
  
4880"World Ozone Day" is observed on ____________.
 A) 15-Sep
 B) 16-Sep
 C) 19-Sep
 D) 24-Sep
  
4881Hiroshi Yamauchi, who built a video game giant company from a maker of playing cards, passed away in Sep 2013. He was former President of which Video giant company?
 A) 0verflow
 B) Sony
 C) Nintendo
 D) Access Games
  
4882Global credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings cut India's growth forecast for the current financial year to _________ in Sep 2013.
 A) 4.9%
 B) 5.5%
 C) 4.8%
 D) 5.1%
  
4883Who has been appointed as the new Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court in Sep 2013?
 A) Justice Badar Durrez Ahmad
 B) Justice Prafulla Chandra Pant
 C) Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana
 D) Justice T.Nandakumar Singh
  
4884Tata Sons have signed an agreement with which foreign airlines and applied for necessary regulatory approval to set up a new airline in India in Sep 2013?
 A) Tiger Airlines
 B) Etihad Airways
 C) Singapore Airlines
 D) Malaysian Airlines
  
4885Which cosmetics and beauty major has acquired Indian salon brand Cheryl's Cosmeceuticals in Sep 2013?
 A) Lakme
 B) Schwarzkopf
 C) L'Oreal
 D) Shahnaz Hussain
  
4886Tata Steel Ltd has appointed whom as managing director-designate, India and South East Asia and inducted him as additional director on the board in Sep 2013?
 A) HM Nerurkar
 B) Koushik Chatterjee
 C) TV Narendran
 D) None of These
  
4887Which Indian IT Services Company has launched Finacle 11E, latest version of its core banking solution in Sep 2013?
 A) HCL Technologies
 B) Wipro
 C) TCS
 D) Infosys
  
4888The HRD ministry has "retired" whom from membership of the University Grants Commission (UGC) with immediate effect in Sep 2013 due to his involvement with Aam Admi Party?
 A) Deepak Sandhu
 B) Nitish Kumar
 C) Yogendra Yadav
 D) None of These
  
4889"Alzheimer-s Day" is observed on ____________.
 A) 21-Sep
 B) 16-Sep
 C) 19-Sep
 D) 24-Sep
  
4890Rapid Metro would be India's first metro rail system developed in the public-private partnership mode, as per Government announcement in Sep 2013. It will be developed in which Indian City?
 A) Chandigarh
 B) Gurgaon
 C) Jaipur
 D) Kochi
  
4891Which Indian football club won the 126th Durand Cup Football tournament in September 2013?
 A) East Bengal
 B) ONCG
 C) Mohemmadan Sporting
 D) Mohan Bagan
  
4892Jaywant Lele passed away in Sep 2013. He was former Secretary of which Indian Sports Governing body?
 A) Board of Control for Cricket in Indi a
 B) Indian Olympic Association
 C) Badminton Association of India
 D) Indian Hockey Federation
  
4893Indian wrestlers earned a maiden World Cup berth after the team's best-ever ______-place finish in men's free-style at the World Championships in Budapest in Sep 2013.
 A) Fifth
 B) Sixth
 C) Fourth
 D) Seventh
  
4894India foreign direct investment (FDI)  stood at ____________ in July 2013. (data published in September 2013).
 A) USD 2.4 billion
 B) USD 1.7 billion
 C) USD 1.6 billion
 D) USD 2.7 billion
  
4895The RBI has increased Reverse Repo rate by 25 bps to _______ during its monetary policy review meet in September 2013.
 A) 7%
 B) 7.5%
 C) 7%
 D) 6.5%
  
4896The Mumbai Police has filed a chargesheet in the IPL betting scandal in Sep 2013. The chargesheet named Gurunath Meiyappan who was former CEO of which IPL team?
 A) Chennai Super Kings
 B) Rajasthan Royals
 C) Sunrisers Hyderabad
 D) Royal Challengers Bangalore
  
4897Which bollywood actor has been honoured with the Global Diversity Award 2013 at the State Room of Britain's House of Commons held in London in Sep 2013?
 A) Anupam Kher
 B) Shahrukh Khan
 C) Amir Khan
 D) Amitabh Bachchan
  
4898Which Indian state government launched 'Swavalamban Pension Scheme' in Sep 2013, in which a person with a minimum contribution of Rs 1,000 per year will get an equal amount of contribution from the govt?
 A) Haryana
 B) Trupura
 C) Assam
 D) Bihar
  
4899Which Chinese Communist Party leader was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Chinese court which upheld the charges of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power against him in Sep 2013?
 A) Jiang Zemin
 B) Wang Lijun
 C) Bo Xilai
 D) Zhou Yongkang
  
4900Who won the Singapore Grand Prix held in Sep 2013?
 A) Sebastian Vettel
 B) Fernando Alonso
 C) Lewis Hamilton
 D) Kimi Raikkonen
  
4901The RBI has increased Repo rate by 25 bps to _______ during its monetary policy review meet in September 2013.
 A) 7%
 B) 7.5%
 C) 7%
 D) 6.5%
  
4902"Day for Peace & Non- violence (UN)" is observed on ____________.
 A) 26-Sep
 B) 16-Sep
 C) 21-Sep
 D) 24-Sep
  
4903Which bollywood actor has been selected for a U.S. award for his television show -Satyamev Jayate-  in Sep 2013?
 A) Anupam Kher
 B) Shahrukh Khan
 C) Amir Khan
 D) Salman Khan
  
4904Which Indian film was nominated to represent India in the Best Foreign Film category at next year-s Oscars (Announced in Sep 2013)?
 A) The Good Road
 B) The Lunchbox
 C) Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
 D) English Vinglish
  
4905Who has been appointed as member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for a five-year term in Sep 2013?
 A) Justice Badar Durrez Ahmad
 B) Justice Prafulla Chandra Pant
 C) Justice Darmar Murugesan
 D) Justice T.Nandakumar Singh
  
4906India will build the world's largest solar plant to generate 4,000 mw from sunlight in which state Cabinet approved the proposal in Sep 2013)?
 A) Gujarat
 B) Rajasthan
 C) Madhya Pradesh
 D) Himachal Pradesh
  
4907Who was elected as the Chairperson of the International Coffee Council at the meetings of the International Coffee Organization held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in Sep 2013?
 A) Jawaid Akhtar
 B) Juan Esteban Orduz
 C) Conradin Rasi
 D) None of These
  
4908Indian wrestler Bajrang won Bronze Medal in ________ category in the Senior World Wrestling Championship 2013 being held at Budapest in Sep 2013.
 A) 65 Kg Free Style
 B) 60 Kg Free Style
 C) 55 Kg Free Style
 D) 62 Kg Free Style
  
4909Who has been re-elected as the new leader of Germany after winning 41.5% of the vote in federal elections held in Sep 2013?
 A) Angela Merkel
 B) Peer Steinbrück
 C) Gerhard Schröder
 D) Wolfgang Schäuble
  
4910Which party swept to victory in the historic Northern Provincial Council elections in Sri Lanka held in Sep 2013?
 A) Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC)
 B) United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA)
 C) Tamil National Alliance (TNA)
 D) None of These
  
4911-Seekho Aur Kamao- (Learn and Earn) Progrmme Launched by which ministry of Union Government of India in Sep 2013 for Skill Development of Minorities?
 A) Ministry of Minority Affairs
 B) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
 C) Ministry of Rural Development
 D) Ministry of Home affairs
  
4912The Reserve Bank today announced a 13-member committee in Sep 2013 to frame a -clear and detailed- vision for financial inclusion/deepening across the country. The committee is headed by ____________.
 A) Bimal Jalan
 B) C. Rangarajan
 C) Nachiket Mor
 D) Urijit Patel
  
4913PepsiCo Inc. has appointed whom to the position of Chief Executive Officer, Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) in Sep 2013?
 A) Indra K. Nooyi
 B) Sanjeev Chadha
 C) Saji Cherian
 D) Deepak Khanna
  
4914The RBI has decreased the Marginal Standing Facility, MSF rate by 75 bps to ______ during its monetary policy review in Sep 2013.
 A) 9.5%
 B) 10%
 C) 8.75%
 D) 9.75%
  
4915"Rose Day (Welfare of cancer patients)" is observed on ____________.
 A) 26-Sep
 B) 16-Sep
 C) 22-Sep
 D) 24-Sep
  
4916Which Indian Archer won a silver medal at the Archery World Cup held in Paris in Sep 2013?
 A) Jhano Hansda
 B) Deepika Kumari
 C) Vrushali Gorle
 D) Ritul Chatterjee
  
4917Which Indian won the -Clinton Global Citizens Awards- for the year 2013 (announced in Sep 2013)?
 A) Bunker Roy
 B) Nikhil Dey
 C) Joe Madiath
 D) Bill Drayton
  
4918India-s top tennis singles player Somdev Devvarman returned to top-100 after a gap of one year and nine months. What was his rank in the latest ATP singles rankings, issued in Sep 2013?
 A) 95th
 B) 98th
 C) 91st
 D) 86th
  
4919Who was sworn as Cambodian prime minister for another five-year term in Sep 2013?
 A) Norodom Sihamoni
 B) Norodom Sihanouk
 C) Hun Sen
 D) Chea Sim
  
4920Who has been appointed as as the Chairperson of the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) in Sep 2013?
 A) Justice Vangala Eswaraiah
 B) Justice Prafulla Chandra Pant
 C) Justice Darmar Murugesan
 D) Justice T.Nandakumar Singh
  
4921Which Indian Cricketer was appointed as the brand ambassador of the Border Security Force (BSF) in Sep 2013?
 A) Virat Kohli
 B) M S Shoni
 C) Shikhar Dhawan
 D) Suresh Raina
  
4922Liquor giant United Spirits Ltd (USL) has appointed whom as CEO-Designate with effect from 1st October 2013 (announced in Sep 2013)?
 A) Ashok Capoor
 B) Deepak Khanna
 C) Anand Kripalu
 D) Anuj Agarwal
  
4923Canadian Smartphone maker BlackBerry has agreed to become a private company in a USD 4.7 billion in Sep 2013. Which company has offered USD 9 per share to buy back its shares from the shareholders?
 A) Microsoft
 B) Berkshire Hathaway
 C) Blackstone
 D) Fairfax Financial Holdings
  
4924Who was honoured with the Humanitarian Achievement Award 2013 for his contribution to cooperation and sustainable development in his country?
 A) Nelson Mandela
 B) Jacob Zuma
 C) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
 D) None of These
  
4925Australia has unveiled its most powerful super computer named ________ in Sep 2013.
 A) Tianhe-2
 B) Raijin
 C) SuperMUC
 D) Sequoia
  
4926Who won women-s table tennis World Cup Championship held in Kobe, Japan in September 2013?
 A) Wu Yang
 B) Li Xiaoxia
 C) Liu Shiwen
 D) Yu Mengyu
  
4927The RBI has reduced minimum daily maintenance of the Cash Reserve Ratio, CRR, from 99% of the requirement to _______ during its monetary policy review in Sep 2013.
 A) 93%
 B) 96%
 C) 95%
 D) 97%
  
4928"Social Justice Day" is observed on ____________.
 A) 26-Sep
 B) 25-Sep
 C) 22-Sep
 D) 24-Sep
  
4929The Indian Government has announced setting up of the Seventh Central Pay Commission in Sep 2013. Its recommendations will be implemented from the _____________.
 A) 1st of April, 2016
 B) 1st of January, 2015
 C) 1st of January, 2016
 D) 1st of April, 2015
  
4930Who has been selected as the next chairman of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, India's apex power sector regulator in Sep 2013?
 A) Gireesh Pradhan
 B) Pramod Deo
 C) Ruchira Kamboj
 D) None of These
  
4931Who was today sworn in as judge of the second most powerful court of the United States in Sep 2013, making him the first Indian American to be on the bench of the US Courts of Appeal?
 A) Puneet Talwar
 B)  Srikanth Srinivasan
 C) Trailblazer Sri Srinivasan
 D) Neal Katyal
  
4932Which global tech giant has celebrated its 15th birthday on 27th September 2013?
 A) Microsoft
 B) Facebook
 C) Google
 D) Yahoo
  
4933Who has been appointed as a member of UGC by the Government of India for a term of three years in Sep 2013?
 A) P. Sudhakar
 B) Deepak Sandhu
 C) Sanjay Govind Dhande
 D) None of These
  
4934Who took over as the new Chairman of the Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) in Sep 2013?
 A) Anupam Shah
 B) P. Sudhakar
 C) Sanjeev Dayal
 D) Saji Cherian
  
4935The Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) has appointed whom as its Chairman in Sep 2013?
 A) Sandesh Kirkire
 B) Sundeep Sikka
 C) K N Tilak Kumar
 D) None of These
  
4936The Indian Newspaper Society (INS) has elected whom as its president for the year 2013-14 in Sep 2013?
 A) K N Tilak Kumar
 B) Kiran B Vadodaria
 C) Ravindra Kumar
 D) None of These
  
4937"Day of the Deaf" is observed on ____________.
 A) 26-Sep
 B) 25-Sep
 C) 27-Sep
 D) 24-Sep
  
4938The RBI has kept CRR (Cash Reserve Ratio) unchanged at _______ during its monetary policy review meet in September 2013.
 A) 4%
 B) 4.25%
 C) 4.5%
 D) 3.5%
  
4939A high-level panel, headed by __________,submitted to Finance Minister P. Chidambaram its report in Sep 2013 on the alleged irregularities at the National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL).
 A) R.M. Premkumar
 B) Bimal Jalan
 C) Arvind Mayaram
 D) M.K. Goel
  
4940Who was presented with the inaugural Allard Prize for International Integrity in Sep 2013 by the University of British Columbia-s Faculty of Law?
 A) Anna Hazare
 B) Arvind Kejriwal
 C) N R Narayana Murthy
 D) None of These
  
4941Who has been awarded the Fifth Deutsche Bank Prize for Financial Economics 2013 in Sep 2013, in recognition of his ground-breaking research work?
 A) Montek Singh Ahluwalia
 B) Kaushik Basu
 C) D Subbarao
 D) Raghuram Rajan
  
4942Pond's Femina Miss India World 2013 Navneet Kaur Dhillon won the ________ Award at the Miss World 2013 cerenomy held in Indon in Sep 2013.
 A) Best Face
 B) Multimedia
 C) Best Smile
 D) None of These
  
4943Which Indian Grandmaster won bronze medal at the World Junior Chess Championship  held in Turkey in Sep 2013?
 A) Vidit Gujrathi
 B) Dibyendu Barua
 C) Abhijeet Gupta
 D) Dronavalli Harika
  
4944India beat which country in the 8th Asia Cup Women hockey tournament at Kuala Lumpur to win the Bronze prize in Sep 2013?
 A) Malaysia
 B) China
 C) Thailand
 D) South Korea
  
4945Who was crowned Miss World 2013 at the Bali Nasa Dua Convention Center in Bali, Indonesia in Sep 2013?
 A) Miss France, Marine Lorphelin
 B) Miss Ghana Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter
 C) Misss Philippines Megan Young
 D) None of These
  
4946"World Tourism Day" is observed on ____________.
 A) 26-Sep
 B) 25-Sep
 C) 27-Sep
 D) 24-Sep
  
4947Who has been appointed as the next Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO, Paris, with the rank of Ambassador in Sep 2013?
 A) Gireesh Pradhan
 B) Pramod Deo
 C) Ruchira Kamboj
 D) None of These
  
4948Which Golf player was named U.S. PGA Tour player of the year for the 11th time in Sep 2013?
 A) Tiger Woods
 B) Rory McIlroy
 C) Phil Mickelson
 D) Adam Scott
  
4949Who took charge as second executive director of Vijaya Bank in Sep 2013?
 A) Rakesh Sethi
 B) R K Malla
 C) M S Raghavan
 D) B S Rama Rao
  
4950The RBI has kep tStatutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) unchanged at _______ during its monetary policy review meet in September 2013.
 A) 23%
 B) 23.5%
 C) 24%
 D) 25%
  
4951The Raghuram Rajan panel report has made a case for ending the 'special category' criteria for providing additional assistance to poorer states. It has put which of the below state under "Most Developed" Category?
 A) Goa
 B) Madhya Pradesh
 C) Rajasthan
 D) Gujarat
  
4952Who has been appointed as an interim Chairman of Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd (MCX) in Sep 2013 till the reconstitution of the board in accordance with the Forward Markets Commission (FMC) guidelines on board composition?
 A) R.M. Premkumar
 B) Arvind Mayaram
 C) Saji Cherian
 D) None of These
  
4953Which Online commerce major has agreed to acquire payment platform Braintree for about USD 800 million in Sep 2013?
 A) Amazon
 B) eBay
 C) Alibaba
 D) None of These
  
4954Which city bagged the top spot for the world's most honest city, according to a survey of 16 cities worldwide (published in Sep 2013)?
 A) Helsinki
 B) Tokyo
 C) Mumbai
 D) Geneva
  
4955"World Heart Day" is observed on ____________.
 A) 26-Sep
 B) 29-Sep
 C) 27-Sep
 D) 28-Sep
  
4956The Board of Cricket Control of India, BCCI, has imposed a life ban on former ______________ Lalit Modi from participating in any of its activities in Sep 2013.
 A) BCCI Secretary
 B) IPL Commissioner
 C) BCCI Treasurer
 D) BCCI Chief Selector
  
4957Dr Sathees Chukkurumbal Raghavan received the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards for 2013 in which category? (Announced in Sep 2013)
 A) Engineering Sciences
 B) Chemical Science
 C) Physical Science
 D) Biological Sciences
  
4958Who was presented with the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award (Harvard Humanitarian of the year) by Harvard University in Sep 2013?
 A) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
 B) Nelsan Mandela
 C) Malala Yousafzai
 D) None of These
  
4959In a historic decision, the Church of South India (CSI) appointed whom as its first woman Bishop in Sep 2013?
 A) Rev E Pushpalalitha
 B) Rev Papathoti Joseph Lawrence
 C) Rev E John
 D) None of These
  
4960Sania Mirza won her fourth title of the season and 18th overall when she lifted Pan Pacific Open Women's doubles trophy in Sep 2013. Who was her partner in the tournament?
 A) Liezel Huber
 B) Hao Ching Chan
 C) Cara Black
 D) None of These
  
4961Who has been appointed the BJP Campaign Committee Chief for the 2014 Lok Sabha Polls after Narendra Modi was selected as PM candidate in Sep 2013?
 A) Rajnath Singh
 B) L K Advani
 C) Arun Jetley
 D) Sushma Swaraj
  
4962"World Rabies Day" is observed on ____________.
 A) 26-Sep
 B) 29-Sep
 C) 27-Sep
 D) 28-Sep
  
4963Inflation in the 17-nation euro zone stood at ________ in September.
 A) 2.1%
 B) 1.1%
 C) 1.3%
 D) 1.6%
  
4964Who was appointed as the Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO, Paris with the rank of Ambassador in Sep 2013?
 A) Ruchira Kamboj
 B) VS Oberoi
 C) Rakesh Sood
 D) None of These
  
4965Who has been selected for 2013 Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in Sep 2013?
 A) Haraprasad Das
 B) Pratibha Ray
 C) Rafiq Kathwari
 D) Manoj Das
  
4966The current account deficit stood at ______ of gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter (April-June) of current financial year 2013-14 as per the data published in Sep 2013.
 A) 5.1%
 B) 4.5%
 C) 4.9%
 D) 4.6%
  
4967Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of the IPL in the BCCI AGM held at Chennai in Sep 2013?
 A) Sanjay Jagdale
 B) Ranjib Biswal
 C) Debashish Mohanty
 D) Kiran More
  
4968Which country won the Sultan of Johor Cup U21 hockey tournament held in Malaysia in Sep 2013?
 A) India
 B) Malaysia
 C) Thailand
 D) China
  
4969The prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards for 2013 were announced in September 2013. This year how many scientists have been awared with the prestigious award?
 A) Seven
 B) Eight
 C) Nine
 D) Ten
  
4970The Finance Ministry has notified the much awaited the General Anti-avoidance rules (GAAR) will come into force from ___________ (as per notification released in Sep 2013).
 A) 1st of April, 2016
 B) 1st of January, 2015
 C) 1st of January, 2016
 D) 1st of April, 2015
  
4971Which Indian boxer won silver in 54kg category in the AIBA World Youth Boxing Championship held in Albena, Bulgaria in Sep 2013?
 A) Yvonne Caples
 B) Varghese Johnson
 C) Nikhat Zareen
 D) None of These
  
4972Which Indian stock exchange signed a memorandum of understanding with Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs to collaborate and develop India's first CSR index in Sep 2013?
 A) National Stock Exchange
 B) Bombay Stock Exchange
 C) MCX
 D) None of These
  
4973Which country has successfully tested the -Epsilon- new cheaper rocket in Sep 2013?
 A) USA
 B) China
 C) Japan
 D) Russia
  
4974The Lok Sabha approved the Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University Bill, 2013 in Sep 2013 to set up the country-s first aviation university at which location?
 A) Amethi
 B) Rae Bareli
 C) Kanpur
 D) Lucknow
  
4975The Reserve Bank of India has announced in Sep 2013 that it will issue inflation-indexed savings certificates in Nov 2013 which will be linked to ____________.
 A) Consumer Price Index (CPI)
 B) Wholesale Price Index (WPI)
 C) Retail Inflation for Industrial workers
 D) Combination of WPI and CPI
  
4976Rajya Sabha member Rasheed Masood, was sentenced to four years in jail by a Delhi court in a corruption case in Sep 2013 and he became the first MP to lose his seat after a recent Supreme Court judgement had removed the immunity for convicted lawmakers. He is from which Political Party?
 A) Congress
 B) BJP
 C) BSP
 D) SP
  
4977Who is the richest american as per the latest Forbes' list published in Sep 2013?
 A) Bill Gates
 B) Larry Elison
 C) Warren Buffett
 D) Michael Dell
  
4978Shabaab terrorist group attacked Westgate Mall in sep 2013 which killed more than 60 persons. Westgate Mall is in which country?
 A) Lybia
 B) Kenya
 C) Somalia
 D) Egypt
  
4979Tata Sons has announced to tie up with Singapore Airlines to set up a full-service carrier in India in Sep 2013. Who will be the Chairman of the board of the Joint Venture?
 A) Ratan Tata
 B) Prasad Menon
 C) S Ramadorai
 D) None of These
  
4980Air India tied up with which public-sector bank to launch a co-branded credit card in Sep 2013?
 A) State Bank of India
 B) IDBI Bank
 C) Punjab National Bank
 D) Bank of Baroda
  
4981International Olympic Committee has voted to reinstate which of the following games from Olympic 2020 onwards in Sep 2013?
 A) Baseball
 B) Golf
 C) Cycling
 D) Wrestling
  
4982Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority-s (IRDA-s) insurance repository system  was launched in Sep 2013 to provide policyholders the facility to keep insurance policies in electronic form. This is situated in which city?
 A) Bangalore
 B) Hyderabad
 C) Bhopal
 D) New Delhi
  
4983Which of the below telecom company has recently completed the biggest deal ever in telecom industry (USD 130 billion) in Sep 2013?
 A) Telenor
 B) AT&T
 C) Vodafone
 D) Airtel
  
4984What is the name of the largest volcano that has been discovered in the Pacific Ocean in Sep 2013?
 A) Tamu Massif
 B) Kilimanjaro
 C) Mauna Loa
 D) Ichinsky
  
4985Naval Science and Technological Laboratory Centre (NSTL) under DRDO was inaugurated in which city in Sep 2013? With this facility torpedoes developed by this lab would be of world class in the days to come.
 A) Mumbai
 B) Visakhapatnam
 C) Kochin
 D) Puduchery
  
4986Which country has announced to promote "womenomics" in Sep 2013 and give over $3 billion of official development assistance (ODA) in the next three years targeting women's participation in society and the empowerment of women?
 A) UK
 B) Germany
 C) Japan
 D) France
  
4987Who has been appointed the new director general of Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) in Sep 2013?
 A) BN Talukdar
 B) Nishi Vasudeva
 C) Rajiv Nayan Choubey
 D) Archana Bhargava
  
4988Which Indian IT Services Company has launched first all-female business process outsourcing (BPO) centre in Saudi Arabia in partnership with GE and Saudi Aramco in Sep 2013?
 A) Tech Mahindra
 B) Wipro
 C) Infosys
 D) TCS
  
4989Which actress will be honoured with Kalpana Chawla Excellence Award for her remarkable career in cinema (announced in Sep 2013)?
 A) Kamini Kaushal
 B) Nirupa Roy
 C) Asha Parekh
 D) Waheeda Rehman
  
4990The AITA has appointed whom as the new non-playing captain of the Davis Cup team in Sep 2013?
 A) Ramanathan Krishnan
 B) Vijay Amritraj
 C) Ramesh Krishnan
 D) Anand Amritraj
  

 
 
Answers
 
Sl No.QuestionAnswer
4681The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released a discussion paper titled -Banking Structure in India - The Way Forward- in August 2013 in which it has suggested a _________ structure for the domestic banking industry.Ans) Four- tier
4682Nearly 1500 people including women and children were killed in the toxic gas attack in which country in August 2013?Ans) Syria
4683Who will become the next Chairperson of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) (announced in August 2013)?Ans) Gireesh B. Pradhan
4684The US economic growth has been revised upward to ______ (annualized) in the second quarter of the current year (announced in August 2013).Ans) 2.5%
4685Which conservationist and mountaineer was selected for the Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal in August 2013?Ans) Harshwanti Bisht
4686The Reserve Bank of India notified the hike in the investment ceiling for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs) from existing 49% to ________ to attract more FDI in August 2013.Ans) 74%
4687The Indian Air Force (IAF) has landed its C-130J Super Hercules Transport Plane at the World-s highest airstrip located in _________ in August 2013.Ans) Ladakh
4688Who took over as the new head of the the UN Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in August 2013?Ans) Pumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
4689Yasin Bhatkal, has been arrested in a joint operation between the central intelligence agencies and Bihar police in August 2013. He is Co-founder and mastermind of which organization?Ans) Indian Mujahideen
4690Who won the first gold for India in the boys- squash final in the second Asian Youth Games held in August 2013?Ans) Kush Kumar
4691Rupesh Shah received the Arjuna award - 2013, presented in August 2013. He is associated with which sport?Ans) Snooker and Billiards
4692Who has been appointed as the Chairperson of the National School of Drama Society in August 2013?Ans) Shri Ratan Thiyam
4693Who won the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Peace and Reconciliation for her commitment to democracy; announced in August 2013?Ans) Brigalia Bam
4694"Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Divas" is observed on __________________.Ans) 20-August
4695Brazil's economic growth stood at _________ (Year on year) in the second quarter of 2013.Ans) 3.3%
4696India's first exclusive defence satellite ________ was successfully launched by European space consortium Arianespace's Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana in August 2013.Ans) GSAT-7
4697Congress President Sonia Gandhi has launched the ambitious Food security programme in which state first in August 2013?Ans) Delhi
4698The government has set up a 7-member Tax Administration Reform Commission (TARC) to revisit tax laws and suggest measures for putting in place a stable and non-adversarial tax administration. Who will head the commission?Ans) Parthasarathi Shome
4699The first season of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) kicked off in New Delhi on 14th August 2013. How many teams participated at the inaugural IBL?Ans) Six
4700US unemployment rate stood at ______ in July 2013 (announced in August 2013).Ans) 7.4%
4701Who in the below list received Dronacharya Awards - 2013 for Coaching in Archery (Presented in August 2013)?Ans) Poornima Mahato
4702Who has been appointed as the new Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court in August 2013?Ans) Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana
4703Who has been appointed as the Chairman & Managing Director of ONGC, India-s largest Oil and Gas PSU in August 2013?Ans) D.K. Sarraf
4704L'Oreal appoints whom as India MD in August 2013?Ans) Jean-Christophe Letellier
4705Inflation in the 17-nation euro zone stood at ________ in August.Ans) 1.3%
4706Who was awarded with Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhbhavna Award for his contribution towards promotion of communal harmony and peace on Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Divas (20th August 2013)?Ans) Amjad Ali Khan
4707Who won the UEFA Best Player in Europe award for 2012/13 in recognition for his part in his club's unprecedented Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup treble?Ans) Franck Ribery
4708Seamus Heaney passed away in August 2013. was awarded the Nobel Prize for ________ in 1995 .Ans) Literature
4709Which European Football club won UEFA Super Cup in August 2013?Ans) Bayern Munich
4710Which Social networking site  launched "Internet.org" to make Internet access affordable for all in August 2013?Ans) Facebook
4711The British government Thursday appointed whom as director general for UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) in India in August 2013?Ans) Kumar Iyer
4712India signed a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with which Asian country which came into force from 1st August 2013? It is expected to cover more than 90% of the bilateral trade between India and the other country.Ans) Japan
4713Which Indian zoo launched Adoption of Zoo Animals Scheme with an aim to create awareness and love for the wildlife among general public in August 2013?Ans) Alipore Zoological Garden, Kolkata
4714Which sportsperson wrote the book named "Moonballer" (Launched in August 2013)?Ans) Nirupama Vaidyanathan
4715Which euro zone country has the highest unemployment rate of 27.6% as per July data (Announced in August 2013)?Ans) Greece
4716Retired justice R A Mehta has refused to take charge of State Lokayukta of which state despite the clearance from the Supreme Court in August 2013?Ans) Gujarat
4717India's GDP growth stood at ___________ during the first quarter (April-June) of the current financial year 2012-13.Ans) 4.4%
4718Mahavir Singh received Dronacharya Awards - 2013 for Coaching in _______ discipline (Presented in August 2013)?Ans) Boxing
4719Who was named as the Captain of the Asia Cup Hockey Tournament 2013 held in August-September 2013?Ans) Sardar Singh
4720Who in the list were the brand ambassadors of the first edition of Indian Badminton League (IBL)?Ans) Deepika Padukone and Aamir Khan
4721Who has been awarded with the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers Environmental and Water Resources Institute (ASCE-EWRI) in August 2013?Ans) Vijay Singh
4722Who is author of the book "My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions"?Ans) APJ Abdul Kalam
4723India surpassed ________ to become third largest Internet population, as per the the ComScore report published in August 2013.Ans) Japan
4724Who has been appointed as the chairman of the Ethics Commission of the International Weightlifting Federation in Beijing in August 2013?Ans) Birendra Prasad Baishya
4725State Government of Rajasthan laid the foundation stone for world's biggest solar park at Bhadla in August 2013. Bhadla is in which district?Ans) Jodhpur
4726Who took charge as the chairman of the Intellectual Property Appellate Tribunal in August 2013?Ans) Justice K.N Basha
4727Which Indian steel plan was adjudged the Best Performing Integrated Steel Plant in the country for the year 2011-12 based on the recommendations made by a Panel of Judges that selected companies for the Prime Minister`s Trophy awards for the year 2011-12 (announced in August 2013)?Ans) Tata Steel
4728Famous _________ writer, novelist and columnist, Malathi Chandur passed away in August 2013.Ans) Telugu
4729India's agricultural sector growth stood at ___________ during the first quarter (April-June) of the current financial year 2012-13.Ans) 2.7%
4730Which Indian city launched "Ladli scheme" in August 2013 in which a grant of 5000 rupees per year, per family is given for five years on the birth of the second daughter in a family?Ans) Chandigarh
4731"Earth Overshoot Day 2013" was observed on __________________.Ans) 20-August
4732Which Indian-american business woman will be felicitated with the Special Impact Award US-based NGO - Children-s Hope India (CHI) at their annual gala to be held at Pier Sixty in Manhattan on October 13?Ans) Indra Nooyi
4733Who was honoured with the first Lifetime Campaigner for Peace and Freedom of the Mahathir award for Global Peace by the Mahathir Global Peace Foundation in August 2013?Ans) Nelson Mandela
4734Samuel Santos Lopez visited India from 19 August to 23 August 2013. He is foreign minister of which country?Ans) Nicaragua
4735___________ was declared as the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances by the UN General Assembly.Ans) 30-August
4736Who won the Rogers Cup 2013 women-s singles title held in August 2013?Ans) Serena Williams
4737Which team was the runner up in Women-s single (IBL) Indian Badminton League 2013?Ans) Awadhe Warriors
4738Who received the Prem Bhatia Award for Best Political Reporting of the Year (2013) in August 2013?Ans) Shalini Singh
4739The National Teeka Express was launched by Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister of Health &Family Welfare in which state in August 2013?  It has been launched to protect children from life-threatening childhood diseases.Ans) Rajasthan
4740Mohammed Karim Khalili visited India from 20th to 22nd August 2013. He is Vice President of which country?Ans) Afghanistan
4741Star Sports has appointed whom as brand ambassador to promote Premier League football in India in August 2013?Ans) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
4742Which bank/financial company has launched a public deposit scheme -Sanchay- whereby it will offer the highest interest rate of 9.5 per cent on five-year deposits in August 2013?Ans) LIC Housing Finance
4743Which Indian state launched "Bhumi Sena Scheme" for reclamation of the barren, usar (alkaline soils) and ravenous land in August 2013?Ans) Uttar Pradesh
4744IAS Officer Durga Shakti Nagpal was suspended by the Uttar Pradesh government in August 2013. She was in news for her fight against ______________.Ans) Sand Mining mafia
4745Delhi Police has arrested "Abdul Karim Tunda" alias Abdul Quddooss, an expert bomb maker of terror outfit ___________ and one of India-s top 20 wanted terrorists in August 2013.Ans) Lashkar-e-Taiba
4746"International Lefthanders Day" by The Left-Handers Club is observed on __________________.Ans) 13-August
4747Which state launched "Ksheera Bhagya Scheme" in which over 65 lakh school children in 51,000 Government schools and 39 lakh children in anganwadi centres across the State will now receive 150 ml of milk three times a week?Ans) Karnataka
4748Which Indian state has bagged the Skoch Group award as an emerging state for improved governance through leveraging communication and information technologies?Ans) Jharkhand
4749As per new notification by the Central Government in August 2013, Retired All India Services (IAS, IPS and IFoS) officials will get 20% of additional pension after completing _____  of ageAns) 80 years
4750Which Internet company has grabbed the top slot among the 50 best US internet properties in the monthly report for July, released by ComScore, an American Internet analytics firm in August 2013?Ans) Yahoo
4751The Parliament has passed the Land Acquisition Bill in August 2013. The bill requires mandatory consent of at least _____ for acquiring land for Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects and ____ for acquiring land for private companiesAns) 70%, 80%
4752Which team won the inaugural (IBL) Indian Badminton League 2013?Ans) Hyderabad Hot Shot
4753Who has been appointed the new chief of the National Investigation Agency in August 2013?Ans) Sharad Kumar
4754Which Indian stock exchange suspended most trades on its platform, leding to a major crisis in August 2013?Ans) National Spot Exchange Ltd
4755Who launched the -Clean India Campaign- at world heritage site, Taj Mahal in August 2013?Ans) K. Chiranjeevi
4756Bangladesh high court has banned which Islamic party in August 2013 from contesting polls in future?Ans) Jamaat-e-Islami
4757RBI (Reserve Bank of India) has recerntly announced to issue Inflation Indexed Bonds in August 2013. These Inflation Indexed Bonds will use inflation measured by _______?Ans) Wholesale Price Index
4758Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved _____ disinvestment in Indian Oil Corporation in August 2013?Ans) 10%
4759Which Indian Institute is the only one to make it to the top 500 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) published in August 2013?Ans) Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
4760Marion Bartoli, won the 2013 Wimbledon Championships single titles, announced her unexpecetd retirement from professional tennis in August 2013. She is from which country?Ans) France
4761Indian Railways launched Wi-Fi service in which of the following trains first?Ans) Delhi-Howrah Rajdhani Express
4762Indian Women Junior Hockey team defeated which country to win historic bronze medal at junior women hockey world cup in August 2013?Ans) England
4763Which state has got a go-ahead from the Reserve Bank of India to launch a financial institution following the principles of Islamic finance in August 2013?Ans) Kerala
4764Which City topped list of most livable cities in the world, as per EIU, an independent forecasting and advisory business within the Economist Group in August 2013?Ans) Melbourne
4765Which batsman has set a world record of scoring highest ever indidual run (123) in T20 internationals cricket in August 2013?Ans) Aaron Finch
4766Which committee has proposed the idea of setting up a bullion bank or Bullion Corporation of India (BCI) to utilize idle gold?Ans) Rao Committee
4767Who has been appointed as India-s new foreign secretary in August 2013?Ans) Sujatha Singh
4768Who has been appointed as the next governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in August 2013 (Took charge in Sep 2013)?Ans) Raghuram Rajan
4769Who took charge as the Executive Director of the Union Bank of India in August 2013?Ans) Rakesh Sethi
4770Janata Party was merged with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in August 2013. Who is head of Janata Party?Ans) Subramanian Swamy
4771Which global tech company acquired Finish mobile maker Nokia's mobile phone business for 5.4 billion euros in September 2013?Ans) Microsoft
4772Who has been appointed as Secretary in Ministry of Steel in September 2013?Ans) G Mohan Kumar
4773Which IBL team won the inaugural Indian Badminton League held in August-September 2013?Ans) Hyderabad Hotshots
4774US mobile giant Verizon Communications Inc agreed to acquire 45% stake in Verizon Wireless from which telecom company in a USD 130 billion transaction deal in Sep 2013?Ans) Vodafone
4775India's Core sector growth stood at __________ in July 2013 (announced in Sep 2013).Ans) 3.1%
4776India Air Force-s has formally inducted its biggest 70-tonne C-17 heavy-lift transport aircraft into service in Sep 2013. The heavy duty aircraft is procured from which company?Ans) Boeing
4777Which country won the Asia Cup Hockey title held at Ipoh, Malaysia in September 2013?Ans) South Korea
4778Who took charge as the next governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in Sep 2013?Ans) Raghuram Rajan
4779Who was unanimously re-elected as Shiromani Akali Dal president consecutively for the second time in September 2013?Ans) Sukhbir Singh Badal
4780Ronald Coase, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1991, passed away in Sep 2013. He won Nobel prize in which category?Ans) Economics
4781Who was conferred the Moortidevi Award for 2012 (Announced in Sep 2013)?Ans) Haraprasad Das
47828th G-20 Summit in which G20 Country leaders met, held in which country in September 2013?Ans) Russia
4783What was India's rank among T20 teams as per the latest ICC T20 raking published in September 2013?Ans) Third
4784"Coconut Day" is observed on ____________.Ans) 2-Sep
4785Google has announced the name of its Android version as _________ in Sep 2013.Ans) KitKat
4786Which country was ranked no 1 for its competitiveness for fifth year in a row in Sep 2013 as per the annual Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014?Ans) Switzerland
4787Euro zone economic growth for the second quarter of 2013 stood at __________.Ans) 0.3%
4788What was India's rank as per the annual Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014 published in September 2013?Ans) 60th
4789Who has been appointed as the Managing Director and officiating Chief Executive Officer of private sector insurer Bajaj Allianz in Sep 2013?Ans) Anuj Agarwal
4790Indian Author Sushmita Banerjee, who became famous after her best seller book -Kabuliwalar Bangali Bou- (A Kabuliwala-s Bengali Wife), was killed by Taliban outside her home in _____________ in September 2013.Ans) Afghanistan
4791Who took over as India's new Chief Information Commissioner in September 2013?Ans) Deepak Sandhu
4792Which Internet company has adopted a new logo (in Purple) for the first time since its founding 18 years ago in Sep 2013?Ans) Yahoo
4793Which Social networking company is planning for an IPO and submitted a document to the SEC in Sep 2013?Ans) Twitter
4794Who was conferred the Indira Gandhi peace prize for 2012 by President Pranab Mukherjee in Sep 2013?Ans) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
4795Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has appointed whom as his new Special Envoy for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation in September 2013?Ans) Rakesh Sood
4796Ray Dolby, the American Engineer and the pioneer of noise reduction in audio recordings died on 12 September 2013. He was founder of ___________.Ans) Dolby Laboratories
4797"Teachers- Day" is observed on ____________.Ans) 5-Sep
4798The Union Health Ministry has announced former Indian cricket team captain _______ as brand ambassador for its National Tobacco Control Campaign in Sep 2013.Ans) Rahul Dravid
4799Teo-day long UN Human Rights forum held in which city in Sep 2013?Ans) Beijing
4800Who has been honoured with Asia's "most promising leader" award at a recent function held in Dubai in Sep 2013 for pioneering work in healthcare, using natural medicine?Ans) Mukesh Batra
4801Which Indian private sector bank launched its -Branch on Wheels- to offer basic banking services in remote areas which have so far been devoid of banking facilities in Sep 2013?Ans) ICICI Bank
4802The International Olympic Committee ( IOC) has decided to keep India Olympic Association (IOA) suspended from the international Olympic events as the later failed to remove corruption from its governing body. Who is IOA-s secretary-general?Ans) Lalit Bhanot
4803India-s Index of Industrial Production (IIP) growth stood at _________ in July 2013 (Announced in Sep 2013).Ans) 2.6%
4804Which bollywood actor was the guest of honour at a reception hosted by British Prime Minister David Cameron-s wife, Samantha Cameron at their official residence in Sep 2013 for a charity initiative for diabetes?Ans) Amitabh Bachchan
4805Which famous Hollywood actress will receive an Honorary Oscar in recognition of her humanitarian work (announced in Sep 2013)?Ans) Angelina Jolie
4806Who has been elected as the new President of Auto components manufacturers- apex body Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) for the term 2013-14 in Sep 2013?Ans) Harish Lakshman
4807Which Cement company has announced in Sep 2013 that it would acquire Gujarat cement unit of 4.8 million tonnes per annum capacity from Jaypee Cement Corp for Rs 3,800 crore?Ans) UltraTech Cement
4808US unemployment rate stood at ______ in August 2013 (announced in Sep 2013).Ans) 7.3%
4809Leaders of the BRICS group of nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - have announced in September 2013 that they will set up a _______ fund to guard against financial shocks.Ans) USD 100 billion
4810"International day of charity" is observed on ____________.Ans) 5-Sep
4811India-s Retail inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index, stood at _______ in August (announced in Sep 2013).Ans) 9.52%
4812India-s Vice President Dr.M.Haamid Ansari has suggested implementation of Venkatachelliah Commission's recommendations in Sep 2013. The committee recommends to ensure that elected representatives of Parliament and legislatures get at least _______ of the votes cast.Ans)  50%
4813Who was named the skipper of the India 'A' side for the unofficial three one-dayers and a Twenty20 game against the West Indies 'A' team which visited India in Sep 2013?Ans) Yuvraj Singh
4814India and Japan have decided to expand their currency swap arrangement from USD 15 billion to _______ in Sep 2013 to strengthen bilateral financial cooperation and stabilize the global financial markets.Ans) USD 50 billion
4815Who has been elected as the new President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Sep 2013?Ans) Thomas Bach
4816Who has been appointed as head of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force in Sep 2013?Ans) Sanjeev Dayal
4817Indian Author Jhumpa Lahiri's _______ was shortlisted among the six books for the Man Booker Prize 2013 (announced in Sep 2013).Ans) The Lowland
4818Who is the new Prime Minister of Australia who won absolute majority in the National elections held in Sep 2013?Ans) Tony Abbott
4819Who was chosen to lead the 18-member Indian women's hockey team in the eighth Asia Cup that was played in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from September 21 to 27, 2013?Ans) Ritu Rani
4820Which country won the South Asian Football Federations (SAFF) Championship 2013 held in Kathmandu  in Sep 2013?Ans) Afghanistan
4821IT outsourcing company iGate Corp has appointed whom as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Sep 2013?Ans) Ashok Vemuri
4822Which City won the right to host the Olympic Games in 2020 in Sep 2013?Ans) Tokyo
4823Who won the Italy Grand Prix held in Sep 2013?Ans) Sebastian Vettel
4824"International Literacy Day (UNESCO)" is observed on ____________.Ans) 8-Sep
4825Reliance Communications Ltd has appointed whom as CEO, India Enterprise in Sep 2013?Ans) Deepak Khanna
4826Which Financial Company has secured approval from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) to set up white-label ATMs in India in Sep 2013?Ans) Muthoot Finance
4827Which Global electronics company agreed to acquire major part of Hyderabad based Vijai Electricals Ltd.-s transmission and distribution (T&D) business for approximately USD 200 million in Sep 2013?Ans) Toshiba
4828India's Trade deficit stood at _________ in August (published in Sep 2013).Ans) USD 10.9 billion
4829Which bank won the "Best Banker Growth-Mid Sized" award in the second edition of The Sunday Standard Best Bankers- Awards 2013 (announced in Sep 2013)?Ans) Karur Vysya Bank
4830Which Indian Officer was elected as regional director at the 31st meeting of health ministers and 66th session of WHO regional committee for South-East Asia in Sep 2013?Ans) Poonam Khetarpal Singh
4831Who has been elected as the new President of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) in Sep 2013?Ans) Vikram Kirloskar
4832Which Indian state achieved the first position in literacy with 94.65% literacy rate, announced in Sep 2013?Ans) Tripura
4833Religare Health Insurance has signed a deal with which Indian PSU bank in Sep 2013 to market its product and service bouquet through the distribution network of the bank?Ans) Union Bank of India
4834Which Indian Olympic Medalist entered politics and Joined BJP party in Sep 2013?Ans) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
4835Who has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC) by the Government of Indian in Sep 2013?Ans) M.K. Goel
4836The government approved the proposal of _________ capital infusion in Export-Import Bank of India in Sep 2013 to support future growth of the lender.Ans) Rs 700 crore
4837"Hindi Diwas" is observed on ____________.Ans) 14-Sep
4838Prime Minister's key economic advisor C Rangarajan has lowered the growth forecast for the current fiscal to ________ in Sep 2013.Ans) 5.3%
4839Which state/UT has the highest par capital annual income in India with per capita annual income of Rs. 2.01 lakh in 2012-13?Ans) Delhi
4840The Board of Control for Cricket in India- BCCI has imposed life bans on whom in the list in Sep 2013 for being involved in the IPL spot-fixing scam?Ans) S Sreesanth
4841Which Indian state has bagged the National Literacy Award in Sep 2013? This is for the first time that state has received awards in all the three categories- state, district and panchayat.Ans) Chhattisgarh
4842Which Indian state became the first state to use the high-tech voter recording system 'Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail' (VVPAT) with Electronic Voting Machines for the by-elections to Noksen Assembly constituency held in Sep 2013?Ans) Nagaland
4843Who won the Miss America pageant held in September 2013?Ans) Nina Davuluri
4844Reserve Bank of India has formed an expert committee for examining its Current Monetary Policy Framework in Sep 2013. Who will head the committee?Ans) Urjit Patel
4845Who maintained first place in the men-s tennis rankings issued by the ATP in Sep 2013?Ans) Novak Djokovic
4846Who maintained first place in the women-s tennis rankings issued by the ATP in Sep 2013?Ans) Serena Williams
4847Who will lead the Indian team at the two lakh US Dollar Super Series Badminton tournament, held in n Sep 2013?Ans) P V Sindhu
4848India-s overall inflation, measured by the Wholesale Price Index stood at ________ in July.Ans) 6.1%
4849Who won the the US Open Men-s single title held in Sep 2013?Ans) Rafael Nadal
4850Who has been named as the recipient of Amnesty International-s highest award in Sep 2013?Ans) Malala Yousafzai
4851BJP has formally announced whom as the party's prime ministerial candidate for the next Lok Sabha polls to be held in 2014?Ans) Narendra Modi
4852Which country opened world-s highest airport in Daocheng in Sep 2013 which stands at 4,411 metre above sea level?Ans) China
4853Who has been elected as the new Vice-President of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) in Sep 2013?Ans) Vinod Dasari
4854"World First-Aid Day" is observed on ____________.Ans) 14-Sep
4855Which global tech company acquired popular smartphone apps -Bump- which is used to share smartphone files like contacts, pictures or other data in September 2013?Ans) Google
4856Who won INDEX design award for her innovative design, FreshPaper that helps keep food fresh for a longer period in Sep 2013?Ans) Kavita Shukla
4857Which documentary film won the Golden Lion for best movie at the Venice film festival held in Sep 2013?Ans) Holy GRA
4858Chinese FDI stood ____________ at in August 2013 (Announced in September 2013).Ans) USD 8.38 billion
4859Who won the 2013 US Open women-s singles title held in Sep 2013?Ans) Serena Williams
4860Who won the USD 250,000 prestigious Lasker Awards for Philanthrophy announced by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation in Sep 2013?Ans) Bill and Melinda Gates
4861Who took over as the Chairman & Managing Director of the Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) in September 2013?Ans) P. Sudhakar
4862Who has been appointed as Director, Central Vigilance Commission in Sep 2013?Ans) Nitish Kumar
4863India's Leander Paes made history by becoming the oldest man (Age 40) to win a Grand Slam event in the open era when he won _______ Men's double title in Sep 2013.Ans) US Open
4864What was India's rank in the latest ICC ODI rankings published by ICC in Sep 2013?Ans) First
4865Kanoon Lugat, an _______ law dictionary, a first of its kind in the country was released in Mumbai in Sep 2013.Ans) Urdu
4866The government has increased the import duty on gold and silver jewellery to _______ from current 10% in Sep 2013 to protect the domestic industry.Ans) 15%
4867"Engineers- Day" is observed on ____________.Ans) 15-Sep
4868Which Indian Private sector bank has become the first bank to raise USD 255 million funds overseas using the swap loan facility provided by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in Sep 2013?Ans) YES Bank
4869Who was conferred the -Pride of the Nation award- for his attempt to raise the sensitive issue of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination through his role as a RAW agent in Madras Café film in Sep 2013?Ans) John Abraham
4870Which indian movie was named the best film at the second edition of the Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF) held in Sep 2013?Ans) OASS
4871The board of National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL) has appointed whom as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in Sep 2013?Ans) Saji Cherian
4872Former Toyota Motor Corp President and Chairman passed away in Sep 2013. What is his name?Ans) Eiji Toyoda
4873Who was nominated as a member of the board of trustees of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Sep 2013?Ans) Ratan Tata
4874Indian wrestler Amit Kumar won Silver Medal in ________ category in the Senior World Wrestling Championship 2013 being held at Budapest in Sep 2013.Ans) 55 Kg Free Style
4875Who became World Muslimah 2013 during the third Annual Award of World Muslimah in Jakarta, Indonesia in Sep 2013?Ans) Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola
4876Virat Kohli was the highest-ranked Indian batsman at ______ in the latest ICC ODI rankings published in Sep 2013.Ans) 4th
4877West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee named the upcoming airport at Andal near Durgapur in Bardhman district as __________ in Sep 2013.Ans) Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport
4878Who has been appointed as the Managing Editor of Time Magazine in Sep 2013 to become TIME-s 17th managing editor in the history of the well-known international magazine?Ans) Nancy Gibbs
4879USA and British authorities have fined which US investment bank a combined USD 920 million over the so-called London Whale scandal in Sep 2013?Ans) JP Morgan
4880"World Ozone Day" is observed on ____________.Ans) 16-Sep
4881Hiroshi Yamauchi, who built a video game giant company from a maker of playing cards, passed away in Sep 2013. He was former President of which Video giant company?Ans) Nintendo
4882Global credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings cut India's growth forecast for the current financial year to _________ in Sep 2013.Ans) 4.8%
4883Who has been appointed as the new Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court in Sep 2013?Ans) Justice Prafulla Chandra Pant
4884Tata Sons have signed an agreement with which foreign airlines and applied for necessary regulatory approval to set up a new airline in India in Sep 2013?Ans) Singapore Airlines
4885Which cosmetics and beauty major has acquired Indian salon brand Cheryl's Cosmeceuticals in Sep 2013?Ans) L'Oreal
4886Tata Steel Ltd has appointed whom as managing director-designate, India and South East Asia and inducted him as additional director on the board in Sep 2013?Ans) TV Narendran
4887Which Indian IT Services Company has launched Finacle 11E, latest version of its core banking solution in Sep 2013?Ans) Infosys
4888The HRD ministry has "retired" whom from membership of the University Grants Commission (UGC) with immediate effect in Sep 2013 due to his involvement with Aam Admi Party?Ans) Yogendra Yadav
4889"Alzheimer-s Day" is observed on ____________.Ans) 21-Sep
4890Rapid Metro would be India's first metro rail system developed in the public-private partnership mode, as per Government announcement in Sep 2013. It will be developed in which Indian City?Ans) Gurgaon
4891Which Indian football club won the 126th Durand Cup Football tournament in September 2013?Ans) Mohemmadan Sporting
4892Jaywant Lele passed away in Sep 2013. He was former Secretary of which Indian Sports Governing body?Ans) Board of Control for Cricket in India
4893Indian wrestlers earned a maiden World Cup berth after the team's best-ever ______-place finish in men's free-style at the World Championships in Budapest in Sep 2013.Ans) Sixth
4894India foreign direct investment (FDI)  stood at ____________ in July 2013. (data published in September 2013).Ans) USD 1.7 billion
4895The RBI has increased Reverse Repo rate by 25 bps to _______ during its monetary policy review meet in September 2013.Ans) 6.5%
4896The Mumbai Police has filed a chargesheet in the IPL betting scandal in Sep 2013. The chargesheet named Gurunath Meiyappan who was former CEO of which IPL team?Ans) Chennai Super Kings
4897Which bollywood actor has been honoured with the Global Diversity Award 2013 at the State Room of Britain's House of Commons held in London in Sep 2013?Ans) Amitabh Bachchan
4898Which Indian state government launched 'Swavalamban Pension Scheme' in Sep 2013, in which a person with a minimum contribution of Rs 1,000 per year will get an equal amount of contribution from the govt?Ans) Assam
4899Which Chinese Communist Party leader was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Chinese court which upheld the charges of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power against him in Sep 2013?Ans) Bo Xilai
4900Who won the Singapore Grand Prix held in Sep 2013?Ans) Sebastian Vettel
4901The RBI has increased Repo rate by 25 bps to _______ during its monetary policy review meet in September 2013.Ans) 7.5%
4902"Day for Peace & Non- violence (UN)" is observed on ____________.Ans) 21-Sep
4903Which bollywood actor has been selected for a U.S. award for his television show -Satyamev Jayate-  in Sep 2013?Ans) Amir Khan
4904Which Indian film was nominated to represent India in the Best Foreign Film category at next year-s Oscars (Announced in Sep 2013)?Ans) The Good Road
4905Who has been appointed as member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for a five-year term in Sep 2013?Ans) Justice Darmar Murugesan
4906India will build the world's largest solar plant to generate 4,000 mw from sunlight in which state Cabinet approved the proposal in Sep 2013)?Ans) Rajasthan
4907Who was elected as the Chairperson of the International Coffee Council at the meetings of the International Coffee Organization held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in Sep 2013?Ans) Jawaid Akhtar
4908Indian wrestler Bajrang won Bronze Medal in ________ category in the Senior World Wrestling Championship 2013 being held at Budapest in Sep 2013.Ans) 60 Kg Free Style
4909Who has been re-elected as the new leader of Germany after winning 41.5% of the vote in federal elections held in Sep 2013?Ans) Angela Merkel
4910Which party swept to victory in the historic Northern Provincial Council elections in Sri Lanka held in Sep 2013?Ans) Tamil National Alliance (TNA)
4911-Seekho Aur Kamao- (Learn and Earn) Progrmme Launched by which ministry of Union Government of India in Sep 2013 for Skill Development of Minorities?Ans) Ministry of Minority Affairs
4912The Reserve Bank today announced a 13-member committee in Sep 2013 to frame a -clear and detailed- vision for financial inclusion/deepening across the country. The committee is headed by ____________.Ans) Nachiket Mor
4913PepsiCo Inc. has appointed whom to the position of Chief Executive Officer, Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) in Sep 2013?Ans) Sanjeev Chadha
4914The RBI has decreased the Marginal Standing Facility, MSF rate by 75 bps to ______ during its monetary policy review in Sep 2013.Ans) 9.5%
4915"Rose Day (Welfare of cancer patients)" is observed on ____________.Ans) 22-Sep
4916Which Indian Archer won a silver medal at the Archery World Cup held in Paris in Sep 2013?Ans) Deepika Kumari
4917Which Indian won the -Clinton Global Citizens Awards- for the year 2013 (announced in Sep 2013)?Ans) Bunker Roy
4918India-s top tennis singles player Somdev Devvarman returned to top-100 after a gap of one year and nine months. What was his rank in the latest ATP singles rankings, issued in Sep 2013?Ans) 98th
4919Who was sworn as Cambodian prime minister for another five-year term in Sep 2013?Ans) Hun Sen
4920Who has been appointed as as the Chairperson of the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) in Sep 2013?Ans) Justice Vangala Eswaraiah
4921Which Indian Cricketer was appointed as the brand ambassador of the Border Security Force (BSF) in Sep 2013?Ans) Virat Kohli
4922Liquor giant United Spirits Ltd (USL) has appointed whom as CEO-Designate with effect from 1st October 2013 (announced in Sep 2013)?Ans) Anand Kripalu
4923Canadian Smartphone maker BlackBerry has agreed to become a private company in a USD 4.7 billion in Sep 2013. Which company has offered USD 9 per share to buy back its shares from the shareholders?Ans) Fairfax Financial Holdings
4924Who was honoured with the Humanitarian Achievement Award 2013 for his contribution to cooperation and sustainable development in his country?Ans) Nelson Mandela
4925Australia has unveiled its most powerful super computer named ________ in Sep 2013.Ans) Raijin
4926Who won women-s table tennis World Cup Championship held in Kobe, Japan in September 2013?Ans) Liu Shiwen
4927The RBI has reduced minimum daily maintenance of the Cash Reserve Ratio, CRR, from 99% of the requirement to _______ during its monetary policy review in Sep 2013.Ans) 95%
4928"Social Justice Day" is observed on ____________.Ans) 25-Sep
4929The Indian Government has announced setting up of the Seventh Central Pay Commission in Sep 2013. Its recommendations will be implemented from the _____________.Ans) 1st of January, 2016
4930Who has been selected as the next chairman of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, India's apex power sector regulator in Sep 2013?Ans) Gireesh Pradhan
4931Who was today sworn in as judge of the second most powerful court of the United States in Sep 2013, making him the first Indian American to be on the bench of the US Courts of Appeal?Ans) Trailblazer Sri Srinivasan
4932Which global tech giant has celebrated its 15th birthday on 27th September 2013?Ans) Google
4933Who has been appointed as a member of UGC by the Government of India for a term of three years in Sep 2013?Ans) Sanjay Govind Dhande
4934Who took over as the new Chairman of the Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) in Sep 2013?Ans) Anupam Shah
4935The Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) has appointed whom as its Chairman in Sep 2013?Ans) Sundeep Sikka
4936The Indian Newspaper Society (INS) has elected whom as its president for the year 2013-14 in Sep 2013?Ans) Ravindra Kumar
4937"Day of the Deaf" is observed on ____________.Ans) 26-Sep
4938The RBI has kept CRR (Cash Reserve Ratio) unchanged at _______ during its monetary policy review meet in September 2013.Ans) 4%
4939A high-level panel, headed by __________,submitted to Finance Minister P. Chidambaram its report in Sep 2013 on the alleged irregularities at the National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL).Ans) Arvind Mayaram
4940Who was presented with the inaugural Allard Prize for International Integrity in Sep 2013 by the University of British Columbia-s Faculty of Law?Ans) Anna Hazare
4941Who has been awarded the Fifth Deutsche Bank Prize for Financial Economics 2013 in Sep 2013, in recognition of his ground-breaking research work?Ans) Raghuram Rajan
4942Pond's Femina Miss India World 2013 Navneet Kaur Dhillon won the ________ Award at the Miss World 2013 cerenomy held in Indon in Sep 2013.Ans) Multimedia
4943Which Indian Grandmaster won bronze medal at the World Junior Chess Championship  held in Turkey in Sep 2013?Ans) Vidit Gujrathi
4944India beat which country in the 8th Asia Cup Women hockey tournament at Kuala Lumpur to win the Bronze prize in Sep 2013?Ans) China
4945Who was crowned Miss World 2013 at the Bali Nasa Dua Convention Center in Bali, Indonesia in Sep 2013?Ans) Misss Philippines Megan Young
4946"World Tourism Day" is observed on ____________.Ans) 27-Sep
4947Who has been appointed as the next Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO, Paris, with the rank of Ambassador in Sep 2013?Ans) Ruchira Kamboj
4948Which Golf player was named U.S. PGA Tour player of the year for the 11th time in Sep 2013?Ans) Tiger Woods
4949Who took charge as second executive director of Vijaya Bank in Sep 2013?Ans) B S Rama Rao
4950The RBI has kep tStatutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) unchanged at _______ during its monetary policy review meet in September 2013.Ans) 23%
4951The Raghuram Rajan panel report has made a case for ending the 'special category' criteria for providing additional assistance to poorer states. It has put which of the below state under "Most Developed" Category?Ans) Goa
4952Who has been appointed as an interim Chairman of Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd (MCX) in Sep 2013 till the reconstitution of the board in accordance with the Forward Markets Commission (FMC) guidelines on board composition?Ans) R.M. Premkumar
4953Which Online commerce major has agreed to acquire payment platform Braintree for about USD 800 million in Sep 2013?Ans) eBay
4954Which city bagged the top spot for the world's most honest city, according to a survey of 16 cities worldwide (published in Sep 2013)?Ans) Helsinki
4955"World Heart Day" is observed on ____________.Ans) 29-Sep
4956The Board of Cricket Control of India, BCCI, has imposed a life ban on former ______________ Lalit Modi from participating in any of its activities in Sep 2013.Ans) IPL Commissioner
4957Dr Sathees Chukkurumbal Raghavan received the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards for 2013 in which category? (Announced in Sep 2013)Ans) Biological Sciences
4958Who was presented with the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award (Harvard Humanitarian of the year) by Harvard University in Sep 2013?Ans) Malala Yousafzai
4959In a historic decision, the Church of South India (CSI) appointed whom as its first woman Bishop in Sep 2013?Ans) Rev E Pushpalalitha
4960Sania Mirza won her fourth title of the season and 18th overall when she lifted Pan Pacific Open Women's doubles trophy in Sep 2013. Who was her partner in the tournament?Ans) Cara Black
4961Who has been appointed the BJP Campaign Committee Chief for the 2014 Lok Sabha Polls after Narendra Modi was selected as PM candidate in Sep 2013?Ans) Rajnath Singh
4962"World Rabies Day" is observed on ____________.Ans) 28-Sep
4963Inflation in the 17-nation euro zone stood at ________ in September.Ans) 1.1%
4964Who was appointed as the Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO, Paris with the rank of Ambassador in Sep 2013?Ans) Ruchira Kamboj
4965Who has been selected for 2013 Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in Sep 2013?Ans) Rafiq Kathwari
4966The current account deficit stood at ______ of gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter (April-June) of current financial year 2013-14 as per the data published in Sep 2013.Ans) 4.9%
4967Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of the IPL in the BCCI AGM held at Chennai in Sep 2013?Ans) Ranjib Biswal
4968Which country won the Sultan of Johor Cup U21 hockey tournament held in Malaysia in Sep 2013?Ans) India
4969The prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards for 2013 were announced in September 2013. This year how many scientists have been awared with the prestigious award?Ans) Eight
4970The Finance Ministry has notified the much awaited the General Anti-avoidance rules (GAAR) will come into force from ___________ (as per notification released in Sep 2013).Ans) 1st of April, 2016
4971Which Indian boxer won silver in 54kg category in the AIBA World Youth Boxing Championship held in Albena, Bulgaria in Sep 2013?Ans) Nikhat Zareen
4972Which Indian stock exchange signed a memorandum of understanding with Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs to collaborate and develop India's first CSR index in Sep 2013?Ans) Bombay Stock Exchange
4973Which country has successfully tested the -Epsilon- new cheaper rocket in Sep 2013?Ans) Japan
4974The Lok Sabha approved the Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University Bill, 2013 in Sep 2013 to set up the country-s first aviation university at which location?Ans) Rae Bareli
4975The Reserve Bank of India has announced in Sep 2013 that it will issue inflation-indexed savings certificates in Nov 2013 which will be linked to ____________.Ans) Consumer Price Index (CPI)
4976Rajya Sabha member Rasheed Masood, was sentenced to four years in jail by a Delhi court in a corruption case in Sep 2013 and he became the first MP to lose his seat after a recent Supreme Court judgement had removed the immunity for convicted lawmakers. He is from which Political Party?Ans) Congress
4977Who is the richest american as per the latest Forbes' list published in Sep 2013?Ans) Bill Gates
4978Shabaab terrorist group attacked Westgate Mall in sep 2013 which killed more than 60 persons. Westgate Mall is in which country?Ans) Kenya
4979Tata Sons has announced to tie up with Singapore Airlines to set up a full-service carrier in India in Sep 2013. Who will be the Chairman of the board of the Joint Venture?Ans) Prasad Menon
4980Air India tied up with which public-sector bank to launch a co-branded credit card in Sep 2013?Ans) State Bank of India
4981International Olympic Committee has voted to reinstate which of the following games from Olympic 2020 onwards in Sep 2013?Ans) Wrestling
4982Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority-s (IRDA-s) insurance repository system  was launched in Sep 2013 to provide policyholders the facility to keep insurance policies in electronic form. This is situated in which city?Ans) Hyderabad
4983Which of the below telecom company has recently completed the biggest deal ever in telecom industry (USD 130 billion) in Sep 2013?Ans) Vodafone
4984What is the name of the largest volcano that has been discovered in the Pacific Ocean in Sep 2013?Ans) Tamu Massif
4985Naval Science and Technological Laboratory Centre (NSTL) under DRDO was inaugurated in which city in Sep 2013? With this facility torpedoes developed by this lab would be of world class in the days to come.Ans) Visakhapatnam
4986Which country has announced to promote "womenomics" in Sep 2013 and give over $3 billion of official development assistance (ODA) in the next three years targeting women's participation in society and the empowerment of women?Ans) Japan
4987Who has been appointed the new director general of Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) in Sep 2013?Ans) BN Talukdar
4988Which Indian IT Services Company has launched first all-female business process outsourcing (BPO) centre in Saudi Arabia in partnership with GE and Saudi Aramco in Sep 2013?Ans) TCS
4989Which actress will be honoured with Kalpana Chawla Excellence Award for her remarkable career in cinema (announced in Sep 2013)?Ans) Kamini Kaushal
4990The AITA has appointed whom as the new non-playing captain of the Davis Cup team in Sep 2013?Ans) Anand Amritraj