Daily Practice Quiz Published in September 2013

 
GK Questions
 
Sl No.Question
439139th G-8 Summit was held in June 2013 in which country?
 A) China
 B) UK
 C) France
 D) USA
  
4392The Union Cabinet of India approved the Real Estate Bill 2013 in June 2013. What is the major objective for the new regulator for Real estate sector?
 A) To set up a regulator for the real estate sector
 B) To protect home buyers money
 C) To make all relevant clearances for real estate projects
 D) All of these
  
4393Which Indian state has achieved the distinction of having the highest incidence of crime against women for the second year running in 2012 according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) in June 2013?
 A) Bihar
 B) West Bengal
 C) Uttar Pradesh
 D) Odissa
  
4394Who became the new Prime Minister of the Czech Republic in June 2013?
 A) Miroslav Kalousek
 B) Miroslava Nemcova
 C) Petr Necas
 D) Karel Schwarzenberg
  
4395Which Tech company signed an agreement with Warner Music for music licences so as to create a streaming music service in June 2013?
 A) Google
 B) Microsoft
 C) Apple
 D) Facebook
  
4396Which state government has made possession of UID Number mandatory for the teaching and non-teaching staffs to draw their salary in June 2013?
 A) Maharashtra
 B) Gujarat
 C) Kerala
 D) Karnataka
  
4397Which Indian two wheeler company acquired 49.2% stake in US-based high-end motorcycle maker Erik Buell Racing (EBR) for USD 25 million in July 2013?
 A) TVS Auto
 B) Bajaj Auto
 C) Hero MotoCorp
 D) Mahindra
  
4398ISRO has launched India's first navigation satellite in July 2013. What is its name?
 A) IRNSS-5B
 B) PSLV C22
 C) IRNSS-1A
 D) None of These
  
4399Who has been appointed as India-s new Foreign Secretary in July 2013?
 A) Nirupama Rao
 B) Chokila Iyer
 C) Sujata Singh
 D) None of These
  
4400Global professional services firm Ernst & Young has appointed whom as its new Global Chairman and CEO in July 2013?
 A) Gary Kenneth Toomey
 B) Mark Weinberger
 C) Joe Kaeser
 D) Etienne Benet
  
4401"World Population Day" is observed on _____________.
 A) 6-July
 B) 21-July
 C) 11-July
 D) 15-July
  
4402Which Indian two wheeler company launched its new motorcycle 'Centuro' in the highly competitive 100-110 cc segment in July 2013?
 A) TVS Auto
 B) Bajaj Auto
 C) Hero MotoCorp
 D) Mahindra
  
4403Who has been appointed as new governor of Meghalaya in July 2013?
 A) Krishan Kant Paul
 B) Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary
 C) Shriniwas Patil
 D) B P Singh
  
4404As per Global Innovation Index 2013 report, published by Cornell University (INSEAD) World Intellectual Property Organisation, which country topped the list?
 A) United States
 B) United Kingdom
 C) Switzerland and Sweden
 D) Netherlands
  
4405India has been ranked _______ among 142 countries in the Global Innovation Index 2013 published in July 2013?
 A) 61st
 B) 66th
 C) 68th
 D) 70th
  
4406The Delhi Metro has taken over the operations of Airport Express link in Delhi from which company in July 2013?
 A) IRB Infra
 B) Reliance Infra
 C) GMR Infra
 D) Jayprakash Infra
  
4407The Inter-ministerial body Telecom Commission has approved to raise foreign direct investment limit in the telecom sector from current 74% to _________ in July 2013.
 A) 95%
 B) 90%
 C) 100%
 D) 91%
  
4408India's Core sector growth stood at __________ in May 2013 (announced in July 2013).
 A) 2%
 B) 2.1%
 C) 2.3%
 D) 2.8%
  
4409Who has been appointed as Managing Director of UTI Mutual Fund in July 2013?
 A) Leo Puri
 B) Deepak Parekh
 C) Rana Kapoor
 D) None of These
  
4410Who won the Presidential re-election of the Asian Athletics Association held in July 2013?
 A) Shijie DUAN
 B) Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad
 C) Suresh Kalmadi
 D) Syed Arif Hasan
  
4411Who won the British Grand Prix held in June 2013?
 A) Nico Rosberg
 B) Fernando Alonso
 C) Lewis Hamilton
 D) Kimi Raikkonen
  
4412Who won fifth stage of the Tour de France in July 2013?
 A) Edvald Boasson Hagen
 B) Simon Gerrans
 C) Mark Cavendish
 D) Peter Sagan
  
4413Who has been appointed as Director General of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) in July 2013?
 A) Sujata Singh
 B) Sunil Soni
 C) K K Paul
 D) Sharad Gupta
  
4414Which country joined the European Union as the 28th member of the Union in July 2013?
 A) Norway
 B) Latvia
 C) Croatia
 D) Turkey
  
4415Indian Grand Master ___________ won the Continental Chess Association Open title in Washington in July 2013.
 A) Krishnan Sasikiran
 B) Abhijeet Gupta
 C) Parimarjan Negi
 D) Pendyala Harikrishna
  
4416Which Indian state was declared as the first Smoke-free state of the country in July 2013?
 A) Haryana
 B) Punjab
 C) Himachal Pradesh
 D) Gujarat
  
4417Which global tech company acquired moviemaking app Qwiki in July 2013?
 A) Google
 B) Microsoft
 C) Apple
 D) Yahoo
  
4418Which company acquired 50% stake in Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), for 1.7 billion euros (USD 2.2 billion) in July 2013?
 A) Siemens
 B) Nokia
 C) Huwaei
 D) None of These
  
4419After the army removed President Mohammed Morsi in Egypt, who was declared the Supreme Constitutional Courts caretaker leader of Egypt in July 2013?
 A) Mohamed Hussein Tantawi
 B) Adly Mahmoud Mansour
 C) Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
 D) Mohamed ElBaradei
  
4420One of the inventors of the computer mouse and a computer visionary, has died at the age of 88 in July 2013. Who was he?
 A) Douglas C. Engelbart
 B) Vannevar Bush
 C) Ivan Sutherland
 D) Tim Berners?Lee
  
4421"Doctor's Day" is observed on _____________.
 A) 3-July
 B) 12-July
 C) 1-July
 D) 15-July
  
4422British football club Manchester United has appointed _______ as a player-coach in July 2013.
 A) Paul Scholes
 B) Rio Ferdinand
 C) Ryan Giggs
 D) Wayne Rooney
  
4423Who has been awarded with the Golden Boot Award at the Confederations Cup held in June-July 2013?
 A) Fred
 B) Neymar
 C) Fernando José Torres
 D) None of These
  
4424Who has been appointed as new governor of Sikkim in July 2013?
 A) K K Paul
 B) Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary
 C) Shriniwas Patil
 D) B P Singh
  
4425Who has been awarded with the prestigious Emirates Woman Award for business excellence in July 2013?
 A) Vandana Gandhi
 B) Chanda Kochchar
 C) Vinita Bali
 D) Shikha Sharma
  
4426The European Central Bank (ECB) has kept interest rates unchanged at ____ in its latest monetary policy review in July 2013.
 A) 0.75%
 B) 0.25%
 C) 0.5%
 D) 1%
  
4427Who has been appointed as Delhi lieutenant-governor in July 2013?
 A) Tejendra Khanna
 B) Najeeb Jung
 C) Virendra Kataria
 D) A K Singh
  
4428Euro zone unemployment rate stood at _________ in May (published in July 2013).
 A) 12.5%
 B) 12.1%
 C) 12%
 D) 12.8%
  
4429Which Indian company has replaced Tata Steel as India's most admired company, as per a Fortune list released in July 2013?
 A) Hindustan Unilever
 B) ITC
 C) TCS
 D) Infosys
  
4430Which Indian PSU bank has launched Xpress Money Card, a co-branded prepaid card  that can be loaded up to Rs 50,000 with UAE Exchange and Financial Services, in July 2013?
 A) State Bank of India
 B) Punjab National Bank
 C) Bank of Baroda
 D) IDBI Bank
  
4431Which Internet company acquired email and address book management app Xobni in July 2013?
 A) Google
 B) Microsoft
 C) Apple
 D) Yahoo
  
4432Michael Nobbs has been sacked as Indian hockey team's chief coach due to non-performance in July 2013. He is from which country?
 A) Netherlands
 B) Australia
 C) New Zealand
 D) Germany
  
4433. The IMF has projected world economic growth rate at ____ for 2013 (announced in July 2013).
 A) 3.8%
 B) 3.4%
 C) 3.1%
 D) 4.1%
  
4434Which country won the Confederations Cup held in June-July 2013?
 A) Italy
 B) Argentina
 C) Spain
 D) Brazil
  
4435Women weightlifters of which country won the team title in the Asian Junior Championships held at Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan in July 2013?
 A) India
 B) China
 C) Kyrgyzstan
 D) Thailand
  
4436US unemployment rate stood at ______ in June 2013 (announced in July 2013).
 A) 8.1%
 B) 7.1%
 C) 7.6%
 D) 7.8%
  
4437Who has been named for the Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony for the year 2013 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to cultural harmony?
 A) Pt. Ravi Shankar
 B) Zubin Mehta
 C) Amjad Ali Khan
 D) None of These
  
4438Which Pakistani Cricketer has been banned for life by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for indulging in spot-fixing during the 2009 English county season in July 2013?
 A) Mohammed Hafeez
 B) Salman Batt
 C) Danish Kaneria
 D) None of These
  
4439Which state Government has launched a new program named --Anna Bhagya-- in July 2013? Government wants to distribute 30 kg rice at one rupee per Kg to over 98 lakh BPL and Antyodaya card holders in the state using this scheme.
 A) Rajasthan
 B) Madhya Pradesh
 C) Karnataka
 D) Gujarat
  
4440Who has been selected as Co-Vice Chairman of Intergovernmental Board of Climate Services (IBCS) during its first meeting held at Geneva in July 2013?
 A) Dr Laxman Singh Rathore
 B) Jagadish Shukla
 C) P.R. Pisharoty
 D) None of These
  
4441Padmashri Mahasundari Devi passed away at her native village, Ranti, near Madhubani in July 2013. She was famous _________.
 A) Actor
 B) Author
 C) Painter
 D) Singer
  
4442Which company won the -Company of the Year- award in the semiconductor and product design category at the India Electronics Awards 2013 (announced in July 2013)?
 A) eInfochips
 B) Magma Labs
 C) Atrenta
 D) Interra Systems
  
4443South and North Malabar Gramin banks have been merged to form a new RRB named as ______________ in July 2013.
 A) Konkan Gramin Bank
 B) Malabar Gramin Bank
 C) Kerala Gramin Bank
 D) None of These
  
4444Who has been appointed as a coach of the senior men's hockey team in July 2013 after chief coach Michael Nobbs was sacked because of non-performance?
 A) José Brasa
 B) Mir Ranjan Negi
 C) Maharaj Krishan Kaushik
 D) None of These
  
4445IMF has revised Economic outlook for India in July 2013. As per IMF, growth rate in India will be around _______ in 2013.
 A) 5.8%
 B) 6.3%
 C) 5.6%
 D) 6.4%
  
4446Young all-rounder Parveez Rasool has created history by becoming the first cricketer from_____________ to be named in the Indian team for Zimbabwe tour held in July 2013.
 A) Jammu and Kashmir
 B) Assam
 C) Himachal Pradesh
 D) Arunachal Pradesh
  
4447Who has been appointed as the new chairman and managing director (CMD) of Central Bank of India in July 2013?
 A) Rajeev Rishi
 B) M S Raghavan
 C) Sudhir Kumar Jain
 D) M.V. Tanksale
  
4448Who won the German Grand Prix held in July 2013?
 A) Nico Rosberg
 B) Sebastian Vettel
 C) Lewis Hamilton
 D) Kimi Raikkonen
  
4449Which country secured third plan in the Confederations Cup held in June-July 2013?
 A) Italy
 B) Argentina
 C) Spain
 D) Uruguay
  
4450Who has been appointed as lieutenant-governor of Puducherry in July 2013?
 A) Tejendra Khanna
 B) Iqbal Singh
 C) Virendra Kataria
 D) A K Singh
  
4451Who brought India's its first gold in the 20th Asian Athletics Championships held in Pune in July 2013?
 A) Ratiram Saini
 B) Vikas Gowda
 C) MR Poovama
 D) None of These
  
4452Which Australian Cricketer was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame on July 19, 2013 during the tea interval of the second Ashes Test between England and Australia at Lord-s?
 A) Shane Warne
 B) Ricky Ponting
 C) Adam Gilchrist
 D) Glen McGrath
  
4453The Union Cabinet has accorded in-principle approval for formation of a ____________ as new aviation regulator with full operational and financial autonomy in July 2013.
 A) Directorate General of Civil Aviation
 B) Directorate General of Civil Authority
 C) Civil Aviation Authority
 D) None of These
  
4454Who won the Wimbledon women-s singles title held in July 2013?
 A) Maria Sharapova
 B) Marion Bartoli
 C) Serena Williams
 D) Sabine Lisicki
  
4455Who has sworn as chief minister of Jharkhand in July 2013?
 A) Hemant Soren
 B) Shibu Soren
 C) Sayed Ahmed
 D) Manik Sarkar
  
4456Who won the Best Actor award at 14th IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) awards 2013 held in July 2013?
 A) Ranbir Kapoor
 B) Irfan Khan
 C) Nawazuddin Siddiqui
 D) Annu Kapur
  
4457Who has been appointed as Managing Director of the state-owned life insurance giant LIC in July 2013?
 A) M S Raghavan
 B) Sudhir Kumar Jain
 C) S. B. Mainak
 D) None of These
  
4458World soccer body FIFA again banned which country from holding any friendly football matches due to increasing violence in July 2013?
 A) Iran
 B) Iraq
 C) Kuwait
 D) Saudi Arabia
  
4459China's economic growth stood at ____ in the second quarter (April-June) of 2013.
 A) 7.2%
 B) 7.7%
 C) 7.5%
 D) 8.1%
  
4460The iconic telegram became a history in July 2013 and with this the ______ old telegram service in the country comes to an end.
 A) 168-year
 B) 165-year
 C) 163-year
 D) 161-year
  
4461Who took over as Nasscom President in July 2013?
 A) R. Chandrasekhar
 B) Som Mittal
 C) Azim Premji
 D) Kris Gopalakrishnan
  
4462UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed whom as the new head of the United Nations body in July 2013?
 A) Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
 B) Thabo Mbeki
 C) Bulelani Ngcuka
 D) Jacob Zuma
  
4463Which Indian Shooter has won a trap gold medal in the Singapore Open Shooting Championships held in July 2013?
 A) Shagun Chowdhary
 B) Abhinav Bindra
 C) Kynan Chenai
 D) Samaresh Jung
  
4464Indian cricket team has secured _______ rank in the latest ICC Test rankings published in July 2013?
 A) 1st
 B) 3rd
 C) 2nd
 D) 4th
  
4465Who won the the Wimbledon men-s single title held in June 2013?
 A) Novak Djokovic
 B) Andy Murray
 C) Roger Federer
 D) Rafael Nadal
  
4466Which party won Bhutan-s second general election held in July 2013?
 A) Druk Phuensum Tshogpa
 B) Peoples Democratic Party
 C) Bhutan Communist Party
 D) Bhutan National Party
  
4467Who has been appointed as the new chairman and managing director (CMD) of IDBI Bank in July 2013?
 A) R K Malla
 B) M S Raghavan
 C) Sudhir Kumar Jain
 D) None of These
  
4468India-s Index of Industrial Production (IIP) growth stood at _________ in May 2013 <Announced in July 2013>.
 A) 2%
 B) -2.5%
 C) -1.6%
 D) 2.2%
  
4469India-s largest stock market National Stock Exchange (NSE) has launched ''LIX 15'' index for which segment in July 2013?
 A) Derivatives
 B) Equity
 C) Commodities
 D) None of These
  
4470Who has been appointed as lieutenant-governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands in July 2013?
 A) Tejendra Khanna
 B) Bhopinder Singh
 C) Virendra Kataria
 D) A K Singh
  
4471India foreign direct investment (FDI)  stood at ____________ in April 2013. (data published in July 2013).
 A) USD 2.21 billion
 B) USD 2.32 billion
 C) USD 1.81 billion
 D) None of These
  
4472Who has been appointed as the new Vice President of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India for the year 2013-14 in July 2013?
 A) Rakesh Singh
 B) A.S. Durga Prasad
 C) Suresh Chandra Mohanty
 D) None of These
  
4473Who has been named as new prime minister of Egypt's interim government in July 2013?
 A) Mohamed Hussein Tantawi
 B) Adly Mahmoud Mansour
 C) Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
 D) Mohamed ElBaradei
  
4474EU Finance Ministers have given final approval for _______ to join the eurozone on 1st January 2014 (announced in July 2013).
 A) Turkey
 B) Croatia
 C) Latvia
 D) None of These
  
4475India-s overall inflation, measured by the Wholesale Price Index stood at ________ in June.
 A) 4.86%
 B) 4.89%
 C) 4.7%
 D) 4.91%
  
4476Which Global credit rating agency has cut France's credit rating to -AA-plus- from -AAA- due to its uncertain economic outlook in July 2013?
 A) Moody's
 B) S&P
 C) Fitch
 D) None of These
  
4477Who has been appointed as the new chairman and managing director (CMD) of Syndicate Bank in July 2013?
 A) R K Malla
 B) M S Raghavan
 C) Sudhir Kumar Jain
 D) None of These
  
4478Who has become the youngest pugilist from India to won a gold medal at the Asian Championships at Amman, Jordan in July 2013?
 A) Shiva Thapa
 B) L Devendro Singh
 C) Mandeep Jangra
 D) Manoj Kumar
  
4479Who won the Commonwealth Chess Championship held in July 2013?
 A) Abhijeet Gupta
 B) Krishnan Sasikiran
 C) Parimarjan Negi
 D) None of These
  
4480Chinese inflation stood at __________ in June 2013.
 A) 2.3%
 B) 2.1%
 C) 2.7%
 D) 1.9%
  
4481The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board has granted its clearance for -first approach to criticality- for the first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in July 2013. Which country is helping India to build this nuclear power plant?
 A) United Kingdom
 B) France
 C) Russia
 D) USA
  
4482India-s Retail inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index, stood at _______ in June.
 A) 9.87%
 B) 9.39%
 C) 9.31%
 D) 9.85%
  
4483Who won the Best Actress award at 14th IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) awards 2013 held in July 2013??
 A) Rani Mukherjee
 B) Kareena Kapoor
 C) Priyanka Chopra
 D) Vidya Balan
  
4484Who has sworn in as new Prime Minister of Bhutan in July 2013?
 A) Sangay Ngedup
 B) Jigme Thinley
 C) Tshering Tobgay
 D) Kunzang Choden
  
4485Who has bagged the prestigious Prem Bhatia Award for Political Reporting - 2013 (Announced in July 2013).
 A) Shoma Chaudhury
 B) Shalini Singh
 C) Deepa Fernandes
 D) Nirupama Dutt
  
4486Which global telecom company acquired mobile carrier Leap Wireless for USD 4 billion in July 2013?
 A) Verizon
 B) AT&T
 C) Vodafone
 D) Orange
  
4487Veteran Bollywood actor Pran Krishan Sikand, known as Pran, passed away in Mumbai in July 2013. Recently he won which award?
 A) PadmaBibhusan
 B) Padmabhusan
 C) Dadasaheb Phalake Award
 D) Bharat Ratna
  
4488US Inflation, measured by Comsumer Price Index, stood at _______ in June 2013.
 A) 2.1%
 B) 1.4%
 C) 1.8%
 D) 1.6%
  
4489Who has been appointed as head coach of the Indian senior women-s basketball team in July 2013?
 A) Thomas Robinson
 B) Tyler Honeycutt
 C) Francisco Garcia
 D) Patrick Patterson
  
4490Nukala Chinna Satyanarayana passed away in July 2013. He was famous _________.
 A) Actor
 B) Author
 C) Musician
 D) Singer
  
4491The Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed whom as the chief selector in July 2013 after the sudden resignation of Iqbal Qasim?
 A) Salim Malik
 B) Rashid Latif
 C) Moin Khan
 D) Saeed Anwar
  
4492Indian cricket team has secured _______ rank in the latest ICC ODI rankings published in July 2013?
 A) 1st
 B) 3rd
 C) 2nd
 D) 4th
  
4493Amar G. Bose, the visionary engineer, inventor and billionaire entrepreneur passed away in July 2013. He was founder of which company?
 A) Adobe
 B) Sun Microsystem
 C) IpSoft
 D) Bose Corp
  
4494Indian government has raised FDI limit in telecom sector to _________ in July 2013 to attract from FDI.
 A) 74%
 B) 49%
 C) 85%
 D) 100%
  
4495India's Trade deficit stood at _________ in June (published in July 2013).
 A) USD 15.7 billion
 B) USD 13.5 billion
 C) USD 12.2 billion
 D) None of These
  
4496Who has been appointed as the new Delhi Police Commissioner in July 2013?
 A) Bhim Sain Bassi
 B) Neeraj Kumar
 C) Harish Meena
 D) K.Vijay Kumar
  
4497The finance ministry has identified whom as the chief executive of Bhartiya Mahila Bank in July 2013?
 A) Usha Ananthasubramanian
 B) Archana Bhargava
 C) Shubhalakshmi Panse
 D) None of These
  
4498The Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) has appointed whom as its Presiding Officer in July 2013?
 A) Justice T Meena Kumari
 B)  Justice J.P. Devadhar
 C) Justice S Verma
 D) Justice Arun Mishra
  
4499Who has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Industrial Financial Corporation of India (IFCI) in July 2013?
 A) Rajeev Rishi
 B) M S Raghavan
 C) Santosh B Nayar
 D) M.V. Tanksale
  
4500The RBI has increased the Marginal Standing Facility, MSF rate to ______ from the current 8.25% to arrest rupee fall in July 2013.
 A) 9.5%
 B) 10%
 C) 10.25%
 D) 9.75%
  
4501Controversial Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi passed away in July 2013. His name was involved in which scandal?
 A) Coalgate Scandal
 B) Bofors scandal
 C) Scorpene Deal scam
 D) Tatra scam
  
4502In the biggest foreign investment pullout in Indian history, which steel maker  scrapped its USD 12 billion (Rs 50,000 crore) steel plant in Odisha in July 2013?
 A) Nippon Steel
 B) Posco
 C) ArcelorMittal
 D) None of These
  
4503Paul Bhattacharjee passed away in July 2013. He was a famous _________.
 A) Actor
 B) Author
 C) Painter
 D) Singer
  
4504US President Barack Obama has nominated whom to head the South Asia bureau in the US state department in July 2013?
 A) Srikanth Srinivasan
 B) Vince Girdhari Chhabria
 C) Nisha Desai Biswal
 D) Neal Katyal
  
4505Samar Mukherjee, a freedom fighter, passed away in July 2013. He was associated with which political party?
 A) Bhartiya Janta Party
 B) Communist Party of India-Marxist
 C) Indian National Congress
 D) Janata Dal
  
4506Who was sworn in as the 40th Chief Justice of India (CJI) in July 2013?
 A) Justice Altamas Kabir
 B) Justice P Sathasivam
 C) S. H. Kapadia
 D) K. G. Balakrishnan
  
4507Indian government has raised FDI limit in defence sector to _________ in July 2013 to attract from FDI.
 A) 74%
 B) 49%
 C) 85%
 D) 100%
  
4508Which state government has launched a state-wide campaign named "Hausla" to improve family health across 75 districts of the state in July 2013?
 A) Haryana
 B) Madhya Pradesh
 C) Gujarat
 D) Uttar Pradesh
  
4509US billionaire Warren Buffett-led investment firm Berkshire Hathaway Inc has decided to close its online insurance broking business in India in July 2013. It had tied up with which company to launch business in India?
 A) ICICI Prudential
 B) Birla Sunlife
 C) Bajaj Allianz
 D) None of These
  
4510Who has been appointed as goalkeeping coach and strategic analyst of the Indian senior and junior men's hockey teams in July 2013?
 A) Leo Pinto
 B) J.M. Carvalho
 C) Dave Staniforth
 D) Vasudevan Baskaran
  
4511Which Indian Ministry launched the nation-wide National Tobacco Control Campaign known as- -Tears you apart-in July 2013?
 A) Ministry of Rural Development
 B) Agriculture Ministry
 C) Ministry of Women Welfare
 D) Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
  
4512Which European Football club has been named as the most valuable club in the list of the world-s 50 most valuable sports teams released by Forbes in July 2013?
 A) Barcelona
 B) Real Madrid
 C) Manchester United
 D) Arsenal
  
4513Which US City has filed for bankruptcy recently in July 2013?
 A) Boston
 B) Chicago
 C) Detroit
 D) Connecticut
  
4514Which Marketing Guru will join Tata Sons as Member - Group Executive Council  (announced by Tata Sons in July 2013)?
 A) Dr Nirmalya Kumar
 B) Madhu Kannan
 C) Mukund Govind Rajan
 C) Mukund Govind Rajan
  
4515The King of ________ King Albert II made an announcement that he will abdicate on 21 July due to age and health reasons.
 A) Jordon
 B) Turkey
 C) Norway
 D) Belgium
  
4516US regulators have fined which global bank USD 453 million for manipulating energy markets in California and other states from November 2006 to December 2008 in July 2013?
 A) UBS
 B) RBS
 C) Barclays Bank
 D) JPMC
  
4517Who has been elected to the 2014 Nominating Committee of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Numbers and Names (ICANN) in July 2013?
 A) Satish Babu
 B) S. V. Raghavan
 C) Ashish Kumar
 D) None of These
  
4518The RBI has kept reverse repo rate unchanged at _______ during its monetary policy review meet in July 2013.
 A) 7%
 B) 7.25%
 C) 7%
 D) 6.25%
  
4519Which Indian athlete has created history by becoming the first differently-abled Indian to win a gold medal at the IPC Athletics World Championships held in France in July 2013?
 A) Sultan Ahmed
 B) Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda
 C) Devendra Jhajharia
 D) None of These
  
4520Football's apex body, FIFA has lifted indefinite suspension of which country from international football in July 2013?
 A) Ghana
 B) Nigeria
 C) Kenya
 D) Cameroon
  
4521Which Country has won a Gold medal in the Women-s Recurve Team event at the Archery World Cup Stage-3 in Medellin, Colombia in July 2013?
 A) Pakistan
 B) China
 C) India
 D) Thailand
  
4522Khurshed Alam Khan, a former Union Minister, passed away in July 2013. He was associated with which political party?
 A) Bhartiya Janta Party
 B) Communist Party of India-Marxist
 C) Indian National Congress
 D) Janata Dal
  
4523Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of GST Panel by the Empowered Committee of States- Finance Ministers on GST in July 2013?
 A) P. Chidambaram
 B) Yashwant Sinha
 C) Sushil Modi
 D) Abdul Rahim Rather
  
4524Who was re-elected as the President of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) in July 2013?
 A) M. G. Parameswaran
 B) Arvind Sharma
 C) Sudesh Kapoor
 D) None of These
  
4525Who won the Swedish Open women-s singles title held in July 2013?
 A) Maria Sharapova
 B) Marion Bartoli
 C) Serena Williams
 D) Johanna Larsson
  
4526Lahpai Seng Raw won the Ramon Magsaysay Award in July 2013 for her quietly inspiring and inclusive leadership . He belongs to which country?
 A) Philippines
 B) Indonesia
 C) Nepal
 D) Myanmar
  
4527Union Sports Ministry has recommended hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand's name for highest civilian honour - Bharat Ratna in July 2013. He won how many gold medals at the Olympics?
 A) Five
 B) Four
 C) Three
 D) Two
  
4528Who has been appointed as the new Vice President of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India for the year 2013-14 in July 2013?
 A) Rakesh Singh
 B) A.S. Durga Prasad
 C) Suresh Chandra Mohanty
 D) None of These
  
4529India's advanced and most sophisticated weather satellite named ________, was launched successfully in July 2013.
 A) INSAT 2B
 B) INSAT 3B
 C) INSAT 3D
 D) None of These
  
4530Which Indian Company announced that it will to sell its 74% stake in a life insurance joint venture with Prudential International Insurance Holdings Ltd (PIIHL) in July 2013?
 A) HDIL
 B) Unitech
 C) DLF Limited
 D) None of These
  
4531Neil Mills has resigned from CEO post of which Indian Low Cost airlines in July 2013?
 A) Kingfisher
 B) Go Airlines
 C) Indigo
 D) Spice-Jet
  
4532FMCG major Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) has appointed Whom as its new CEO and Managing Director in July 2013?
 A) Harish Manwani
 B) Nitin Paranjpe
 C) Sanjiv Mehta
 D) None of These
  
4533The RBI has kept repo rate unchanged at _______ during its monetary policy review meet in July 2013.
 A) 7%
 B) 7.25%
 C) 7%
 D) 6.25%
  
4534India-s Consumer confidence rank stood at _________  in the world as per a global consumer confidence index study by Nielsen in July 2013.
 A) Fourth
 B) Sixth
 C) Seventh
 D) Third
  
4535National Research Professor at the National Centre for Biological Sciences and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Obaid Siddiqi, passed away  in July 2013. He did not get which of the below award?
 A) BC Roy Award for Biomedical Research
 B) Padma Vibhushan
 C) Padma Bhushan
 D) Bharat Ratna
  
4536Manjula Vijayakumar passed away in July 2013. She was a famous _________.
 A) Actress
 B) Author
 C) Painter
 D) Singer
  
4537Poverty ratio in India has declined to ______ in 2011-12 from 37.2% in 2004-05 due to increase in per capita consumption, as per the Planning Commission report published in July 2013.
 A) 23.4%
 B) 22.1%
 C) 21.9%
 D) 20.1%
  
4538Ernesto Domingo won the Ramon Magsaysay Award in July 2013. He belongs to which country?
 A) Philippines
 B) Indonesia
 C) Nepal
 D) Myanmar
  
4539The RBI has reduced the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) rate to ______ from the current 1% to arrest rupee fall in July 2013.
 A) 0.75%
 B) 0.5%
 C) 0.25%
 D) None of These
  
4540-The Lowland- has emerged a frontrunner among 13 novels long listed for the Man Booker Prize this year. This was authored by?
 A) Anita Desai
 B) Arundhati Roy
 C) Bharati Mukherjee
 D) Jhumpa Lahiri
  
4541Who was re-elected as the Vice-President of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) in July 2013?
 A) M. G. Parameswaran
 B) Arvind Sharma
 C) Sudesh Kapoor
 D) None of These
  
4542The RBI has kept CRR (Cash Reserve Ratio) unchanged at _______ during its monetary policy review meet in July 2013.
 A) 4%
 B) 4.25%
 C) 4.5%
 D) 3.5%
  
4543Who has been appointed as the new President of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India for the year 2013-14 in July 2013?
 A) Rakesh Singh
 B) A.S. Durga Prasad
 C) Suresh Chandra Mohanty
 D) None of These
  
4544Who won the 100th edition of the Tour de France in July 2013?
 A) Bradley Wiggins
 B) Chris Froome
 C) Alberto Contador
 D) Cadel Evans
  
4545Who has been re-elected as the new Prime Minister of Cambodia in July 2013? He has been in power in Cambodia for nearly three decades (28 years).
 A) Norodom Sihanouk
 B) Hun Sen
 C) Sam Rainsy
 D) Norodom Sihamoni
  
4546Who was elected as the 12th President of Pakistan in July 2013?
 A) Wajihuddin Ahmad
 B) Asif Ali Zardari
 C) Mamnoon Hussain
 D) Nawaz Sharif
  
4547Kargil Vijay Diwas was observed on _______- across India.
 A) 29-July
 B) 22-July
 C) 26-July
 D) 31-July
  
4548The Congress Working Committee, CWC, has unanimously passed a resolution in favour of creating a separate state of Telengana out of Andhra Pradesh in July 2013. It will be the _____ State of the country.
 A) 28th
 B) 30th
 C) 29th
 D) 27th
  
4549In order to make sanitation for all a global development priority, the United Nations General Assembly has designated _______ as World Toilet Day in July 2013.
 A) 11th November
 B) 19th November
 C) 15th October
 D) 12th September
  
4550Which euro zone country has the lowest unemployment rate of 4.6% as per June data?
 A) United Kingdom
 B) France
 C) Germany
 D) Austria
  
4551Who won the Hungarian Grand Prix held in July 2013?
 A) Nico Rosberg
 B) Sebastian Vettel
 C) Lewis Hamilton
 D) Kimi Raikkonen
  
4552World-s leading _________, France's Publicis and US firm Omnicom have announced a merger to create a company of USD 35.1 billion in July 2013?
 A) Pharma Companies
 B) Ad agencies
 C) Steel Makers
 D) None of These
  
4553Who has been awarded the Asian Business Leaders Award 2013 for his -impressive business credentials- and service to society by London-based Asia House in July 2013?
 A) Azim Premji
 B) Ratan Tata
 C) Adi Godrej
 D) N R Narayana Murthy
  
4554The Indian Government raised interest subvention to ____ from 2% in engineering, textiles sectors to boost export in July 2013.
 A) 4%
 B) 2.5%
 C) 3%
 D) None of These
  
4555Who was awarded German -Whistleblower Prize- for 2013 in July 2013?
 A) Dan Ellsberg
 B) Radley Balko
 C) Edward Snowden
 D) None of These
  
4556A Mumbai court framed Charges against actor Salman Khan for culpable homicide not amounting to murder in a hit-and-run case in July 2013. The charge carries a maximum sentence of _______ in jail.
 A) 14 Years
 B) 5 Years
 C) 8 Years
 D) 10 years
  
4557Who was chosen for the 21st Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhbhavna Award for his contribution towards promotion of communal harmony and peace in July 2013?
 A) Amjad Ali Khan
 B) Zubin Mehta
 C) Pt. Ravi Shankar
 D) None of These
  
4558The Forbes declared whom as the Hollywood-s highest paid actress with the estimated earnings of 33 million US dollar in July 2013?
 A) Nicole Kidman
 B) Meryl Streep
 C) Julia Roberts
 D) Angelina Jolie
  
4559German engineering giant Siemens AG (SIE) named whom as chief executive officer in July 2013?
 A) Peter Loescher
 B) Mark Weinberger
 C) Joe Kaeser
 D) Etienne Benet
  
4560"World Hepatitis Day" is observed on _______- across the world.
 A) 28-July
 B) 22-July
 C) 26-July
 D) 31-July
  
4561Which Indian brand tops the list in the first edition of Inter brands Best Indian Brands study published in July 2013?
 A) Reliance
 B) Birla
 C) Tata
 D) Essar
  
4562Which Indian athlete won gold medal of World Snooker Championship held at Colombia in July 2013?
 A) Pankaj Advani
 B) Aditya Mehta
 C) Yasin Merchant
 D) None of These
  
4563The RBI has keptStatutory Liquidity Ratio unchanged at _______ during its monetary policy review meet in July 2013.
 A) 23%
 B) 23.5%
 C) 24%
 D) 25%
  
4564Which country won the second edition of the South Asian Football Federation Championship held in July 2013?
 A) Nepal
 B) India
 C) Bangladesh
 D) Afghanistan
  
4565Euro zone unemployment rate stood at _________ in June (published in July 2013).
 A) 12%
 B) 12.5%
 C) 12.1%
 D) 11.9%
  
4566Which Port was conferred with the Major Port of the Year award for its excellent performance in the year 2012-13 in July 2013?
 A) Haldia
 B) Paradip
 C) Visakhapatnam
 D) Kandla
  
4567Who has been selected for the prestigious Lokmanya Tilak award for 2013 for his outstanding contribution to society in July 2013?
 A) E. Sreedharan
 B) Deepak Tilak
 C) Leo Puri
 D) Rana Kapoor
  
4568US Economic growth stood at ________ in the second quarter of 2013.
 A) 1.1%
 B) 1.7%
 C) 1.9%
 D) 2.1%
  
4569World-s leading Sprinters Tyson Gay was found Positive in Doping Test in July 2013. They belong to which country?
 A) Jamaica
 B) USA
 C) UK
 D) Canada
  
4570For courier services, the FDI Cap has been hiked to _______ under the automatic route in July 2013.
 A) 49%
 B) 100%
 C) 74%
 D) 26%
  
4571SN Hanumantha Rao, the former Indian _______ passed away in July 2013.
 A) Tennis player
 B) Test Cricketer
 C) Test umpire
 D) Chess Player
  
4572Which mobile technology firm declared to work on the fifth generation (5G) mobile technology in July 2013?
 A) AT&T
 B) Samsung
 C) Huawei Technologies
 D) OnMobile
  
4573Which country secured third position in the second edition of the South Asian Football Federation Championship held in July 2013?
 A) Nepal
 B) India
 C) Bangladesh
 D) Afghanistan
  
4574Who has been appointed as the interim chairman of the Railway Board for three months in July 2013?
 A) S.K Jain
 B) Devi Prasad Pande
 C) Arunendra Kumar
 D) Subodh Kumar Jain
  
4575Which Bollywood actor, held the Guinness World Record for being the most type-cast actor, passed away in July 2013?
 A) Jagdish Raj
 B) Pran
 C) Amrish Puri
 D) None of These
  
4576"Nelson Mandela International Day" was observed on _______ across the world.
 A) 28-July
 B) 22-July
 C) 18-July
 D) 11-July
  
4577Which Indian Airport was renamed as "Kempegowda" International Airport in July 2013?
 A) Mangalore
 B) Bengaluru
 C) Mysore
 D) Kochin
  
4578Which country became 28th member of European Union (EU) on 1 July, 2013?
 A) Latvia
 B) Croatia
 C) Turkey
 D) Jordon
  
4579Who was sworn in as the 40th Chief Justice of India (CJI) in July 2013?
 A) Justice Altamas Kabir
 B) Justice P Sathasivam
 C) S. H. Kapadia
 D) K. G. Balakrishnan
  
4580Who won Gold at IPC Athletics World Championships held in July 2013?
 A) Devendra Jhajharia
 B) Sultan Ahmed
 C) Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda
 D) None of These
  
4581Who took over as the President of Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) in July 2013?
 A) Deepak Parekh
 B) Rana Kapoor
 C) Adi Godrej
 D) Azim Premji
  
4582Who has been appointed as India-s new Foreign Secretary in July 2013?
 A) Nirupama Rao
 B) Chokila Iyer
 C) Sujata Singh
 D) None of These
  
4583Which auto giant has become the first Automaker to Participate in Greenhouse Gas Reporting Programme in India in July 2013?
 A) Marcedez
 B) General Motors
 C) BMW
 D) Ford Motor
  
4584Which West Indies Cricket player was named as BMW brand ambassador in July 2013?
 A) Sunil Narine
 B) Chris Gayle
 C) Darren Sammy
 D) Kieron Pollard
  
4585Joe Biden visited India in July 2013. He is Vice President of?
 A) France
 B) United Kingdom
 C) United States
 D) Germany
  
4586Which movie won the Best Film award at 14th IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) awards 2013 held in July 2013?
 A) Barfi
 B) Paan Singh Tomar
 C) Gangs of Wasseypur
 D) Kahaani
  
4587Who was inducted in Tennis Hall of Fame in July 2013?
 A) Monica Seles
 B) Steffi Graf
 C) Martina Hingis
 D) Martina Navratilova
  
4588Which state Government launched Video Chat in Prisons in July 2013?
 A) Gujarat
 B) Haryana
 C) Himachal Pradesh
 D) Uttar Pradesh
  
4589T.S. Narasimhan, producer of _________ passed away in July 2013?
 A) Malgudi Magic
 B) Malgudi Nights
 C) Malgudi Days
 D) None of These
  
4590US President Barack Obama has nominated which Indian-American legal luminary to a key judiciary post in California in July 2013?
 A) Srikanth Srinivasan
 B) Vince Girdhari Chhabria
 C) Neal Katyal
 D) None of These
  
4591Which Indian City become the first city of North India where ATM facility will be available for people maintaining accounts in co-operative banks in July 2013?
 A) Allahabad
 B) Lukhnow
 C) Rampur
 D) Kanpur
  
4592Who was chosen for the 21st Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhbhavna Award for his contribution towards promotion of communal harmony and peace in July 2013?
 A) Amjad Ali Khan
 B) Zubin Mehta
 C) Pt. Ravi Shankar
 D) None of These
  
4593India successfully test-fired _________ PINAKA in July 2013.
 A) Surface to Surface missile
 B) Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher
 C) Surface to air missile
 D) Air to Surface missile
  
4594"World Tiger day" was observed on _______ across the world.
 A) 28-July
 B) 22-July
 C) 18-July
 D) 29-July
  
4595Who has been awarded the Asian Business Leaders Award 2013 for his -impressive business credentials- and service to society by London-based Asia House in July 2013?
 A) Azim Premji
 B) Ratan Tata
 C) Adi Godrej
 D) N R Narayana Murthy
  
4596Parliament of which country approved 'life-saving' abortion in July 2013 following death of an Indian earlier this year?
 A) Sweden
 B) Norway
 C) Spain
 D) Ireland
  
4597"Ronjan Sodhi" received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award - 2013. He is associated with which sport?
 A) Hockey
 B) Wrestling
 C) Shooting
 D) Football
  
4598Who 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
  
4599Who has been appointed the managing director and chief financial officer of the State Bank of India (SBI) in August 2013? She is the first woman managing director at SBI.
 A) Usha Ananthasubramanian
 B) Shubhalakshmi Panse
 C) Arundhati Bhattacharya
 D) Archana Bhargava
  
4600Who took oath as Iran's seventh President in August 2013 after winning Presidential election?
 A) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
 B) Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Khamenei
 C) Hassan Rouhani
 D) Mohammad Khatami
  
4601The executive committee of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS) has approved a proposal to increase Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from current 26% to _______ in print media in August 2013.
 A) 100%
 B) 76%
 C) 49%
 D) None of These
  
4602The Government raised foreign direct investment (FDI) limit to ______ in the telecom sector in August 2013.
 A) 74%
 B) 100%
 C) 51%
 D) 85%
  
4603"Hiroshima Day" is observed on __________________.
 A) 8-August
 B) 6-August
 C) 9-August
 D) 18-August
  
4604Who took over as the new Chairman and Managing Director of Central Bank of India in August 2013?
 A) V Kannan
 B) Rakesh Sethi
 C) Rajeev Rishi
 D) None of These
  
4605Who has been appointed as the US ambassador to United Nations in August 2013?
 A) Samantha Power
 B) Susan Rice
 C)
 D)
  
4606V Dakshinamoorthy passed away in Chennai in August 2013. He was a famous ______________.
 A) Author
 B) Director
 C) Actor
 D) Music Director
  
4607What is the name of India-s first indigenously built nuclear-powered submarine whose Nuclear Reactor went critical in August 2013?
 A) INS Vikrant
 B) INS Arihant
 C) INS Vikram
 D) INS Aakrosh
  
4608Who has been appointed as the new Director of National School of Drama in August 2013?
 A) Waman Kendre
 B) Anuradha Kapur
 C) Girish Karnad
 D) None of These
  
4609Who broke a world record after winning the 100 metres in 1 minute and 4.35 seconds at the 15th FINA World Championships held in Barcelona, Spain in August 2013?
 A) Ruta Meilutyte
 B) Katie Ledecky
 C) Katinka Hosszú
 D) Yuliya Yefimova
  
4610Which country has granted one year Asylum to Edward J. Snowden, the National Security Agency leaker of UDA? Edward Joseph Snowden is an American resident, who leaked several details of the mass surveillance programme of US and British Government in June 2013.
 A) Russia
 B) Cuba
 C) Venezuela
 D) Mexico
  
4611Which Indian badminton player received Arjuna Award 2013 (Presented in August 2013)?
 A) PV Sindhu
 B) Saina Nehawal
 C) Ratchanok Intanon
 D) Parupalli Kashyap
  
4612India's junior girls hockey team secured ________ position in the junior women hockey World Cup held in August 2013. Best ever performance by girls' hockey team.
 A) Third
 B) Fourth
 C) Second
 D) Fifth
  
4613Which Indian Bowler has become the first Indian bowler to top the bowlers' chart in the latest ICC ODI Player Rankings published in August 2013 after former captain Anil Kumble claimed the iconic position way back in 1996?
 A) Ravindra Jadeja
 B) Ravichandran Ashwin
 C) Ishant Sharma
 D) Praveen Kumar
  
4614"Organ Donation Day" is observed on __________________.
 A) 12-August
 B) 11-August
 C) 9-August
 D) 6-August
  
4615Which Country unveiled its biggest warship since World War II named -Izumo- in August 2013?
 A) South Korea
 B) Japan
 C) China
 D) North Korea
  
4616Whon won the Zimbabwe Parliamentary Election held in August 2013 to become next President of the South African Nation?
 A) Welshman Ncube
 B) Morgan Tsvangirai
 C) Robert Mugabe
 D) Tendai Biti
  
4617Who 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
  
4618Which Indian is all set to become the global CEO of the 2,245-million Italian sugar confectionery maker "Perfetti Van Melle", the first non-Italian to head the privately held firm?
 A) Sameer Suneja
 B) Sanjiv Mehta
 C) Santosh B Nayar
 D) None of These
  
4619Telecommunication major Vodafone India in association with which bank has started a unique money transfer and payment service -M-Pesa- in August 2013?
 A) HDFC bank
 B) ICICI bank
 C) Axis Bank
 D) Kotak Mahindra Bank
  
4620Who won the Gujar Mal Modi Award for Science and Technology 2013 in August 2013?
 A) Vinod Prakash Sharma
 B) Prof. P.Balaram
 C) Dr. Anil Kakodkar
 D) Prof. K.S. Valdiya
  
4621Which Indian athlete won gold medal at the IWF World Masters weightlifting championships, held in Turin in August 2013?
 A) Mirabai Chanu Saikhom
 B) Akshay B. Gaikwad
 C) Sudhakar Jayant
 D) None of These
  
4622Jeffrey P Bezos agreed to acquire the newspaper assets of the Washington Post Company for USD 250 million in August 2013. He is founder and Chief Executive Officer of which company?
 A) eBay
 B) Yahoo
 C) Amazon
 D) None of These
  
4623Who 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
  
4624"World Senior Citizen-s Day" is observed on __________________.
 A) 8-August
 B) 6-August
 C) 9-August
 D) 18-August
  
4625Parliament has approved the new Companies Bill in August 2013. As per the new bill, Companies have to spend at least ______ of their average profits in the last three years towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.
 A) 2.5%
 B) 1%
 C) 2%
 D) 3%
  
4626Euro zone economic growth stood at __________ in the second quarter (April-June) of 2013.
 A) 0.1%
 B) 0.3%
 C) 0.2%
 D) 0.5%
  
4627India-s overall inflation, measured by the Wholesale Price Index stood at ________ in July.
 A) 5.96%
 B) 5.79%
 C) 4.7%
 D) 4.91%
  
4628Which Indian badminton player has created history by becoming the first Indian woman singles player to win a medal at the World Badminton Championships held at Guangzhou, China in August 2013?
 A) PV Sindhu
 B) Saina Nehawal
 C) Ratchanok Intanon
 D) Parupalli Kashyap
  
4629India-s Retail inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index, stood at _______ in July.
 A) 9.87%
 B) 9.39%
 C) 9.64%
 D) 9.85%
  
4630Yahoo Inc has appointed which veteran technology executive and Silicon Valley investor  as its new chairman in August 2013?
 A) Alfred J. Amoroso
 B) Stratton Sclavos
 C) Maynard Webb
 D) Roy J. Bostock
  
4631Saba Anjum received the Arjuna award - 2013, presented in August 2013. She is associated with which sport?
 A) Hockey
 B) Wrestling
 C) Shooting
 D) Football
  
4632Usain Bolt won how many gold medals of the 14th IAAF World Championships held in August 2013?
 A) One
 B) Two
 C) Four
 D) Three
  
4633Who won the Cadet Girls singles title at the Guatemala Junior and Cadet Open Table Tennis championships held in August 2013?
 A) Neha Aggarwal
 B) Mouma Das
 C) Sagarika Ghosh
 D) Meena Parande
  
4634India's Trade deficit stood at _________ in July (published in August 2013).
 A) USD 15.75 billion
 B) USD 13.43 billion
 C) USD 12.27 billion
 D) USD 11.35 billion
  
4635"International Youth Day" is observed on __________________.
 A) 21-August
 B) 16-August
 C) 12 -August
 D) 18-August
  
4636India has signed a loan agreement with the World Bank worth of _________ for its Low Income Housing Finance Project in August 2013.
 A) USD 50 million
 B) USD 150 million
 C) USD 100 million
 D) USD 200 million
  
4637India launched its first indigenous aircraft carrier __________ in August 2013.
 A) INS Arihant
 B) INS Vikrant
 C) INS Vikram
 D) INS Vikramaditya
  
4638India-s Index of Industrial Production (IIP) growth stood at _________ in June 2013 <Announced in August 2013>.
 A) 2%
 B) -2.1%
 C) -1.6%
 D) -2.2%
  
4639"Quit India Day" is observed on __________________.
 A) 8-August
 B) 6-August
 C) 9-August
 D) 18-August
  
4640Janata 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
  
4641Indian submarine named ____________ faced accident and drowned after major fire broke out in August 2013; leading to death of 17 navy officers.
 A) INS Arihant
 B) INS Vikrant
 C) INS Vikram
 D) INS Sindhurakshak
  
4642Who won Mali's Presidential elections held in August 2013 to become next President of Mali?
 A) Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
 B) Soumalia Cisse
 C) Amadou Toumani Touré
 D) Dioncounda Traoré
  
4643Who has been appointed the Director General of CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) in August 2013?
 A) Dilip Trivedi
 B) Sharad Kumar
 C) Pranay Sahay
 D) None of These
  
4644Desh Prem Azad passed away in August 2013. He was coach of which former Indian Cricketer?
 A) Sachin Tendulkar
 B) Kapil Dev
 C) Ravi Shashtri
 D) Sunil Gavaskar
  
4645Which Indian Cricketer received Arjuna Award 2013 (Presented in August 2013)?
 A) Yuvraj Singh
 B) Virat Kohli
 C) Suresh Raina
 D) Dinesh Karthik
  
4646Sprint star Usain Bolt reclaimed his world 100m title after clocking a season's best 9.77 seconds in August 2013. He belongs to which country?
 A) UK
 B) USA
 C) Jamaica
 D) Cameron
  
4647Who has been appointed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as his Special Envoy to visit Japan in August 2013?
 A) Ashwani Kumar
 B) Pawan Kumar Bansal
 C) C.P. Joshi
 D) Salman Khurshid
  
4648The Indian Air Force (IAF) has received its third C-17 Globemaster III, a large and versatile military transport aircraft capable of carrying heavy in August 2013. Which company is maker of C17 Globmaster III?
 A) Lockheed Martin
 B) Airbus
 C) Boeing
 D) None of These
  
4649"Intl. Day of the World-s Indigenous Peoples" is observed on __________________.
 A) 8-August
 B) 6-August
 C) 9-August
 D) 18-August
  
4650Which athlete secured first rank with the annual income of USD 29 million in the recent Forbes list of highest-paid female athletes published in August 2013?
 A) Li Na
 B) Serena Williams
 C) Venus Williams
 D) Maria Sharapova
  
4651Who has been appointed as Chairman & Managing Director of Vijaya Bank in August 2013?
 A) Rakesh Sethi
 B) V Kannan
 C) Rajeev Rishi
 D) Suresh N Patel
  
4652Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Corp, __________ has announced his retirement plan wihtin 1 year as chief executive in August 2013.
 A) Steven Sinofsky
 B) Paul Allen
 C) Steve Ballmer
 D) Don Mattrick
  
4653Who won the Belgian Grand Prix held in July 2013?
 A) Sebastian Vettel
 B) Fernando Alonso
 C) Lewis Hamilton
 D) Kimi Raikkonen
  
4654Germany's GDP growth stood at _________ sequentially in the second quarter of current year 2013.
 A) 0,5%
 B) 0.7%
 C) 0.8%
 D) 0.4%
  
4655Eminent Indian classical singer and music director, better known as a noted vocalist of Jayadeva-s -Gita Govind-, Pandit Raghunath Panigrahi passed away in August 2013. He belongs to which state?
 A) Kerala
 B) Andhra Pradesh
 C) Tamil Nadu
 D) Odissa
  
4656The Jammu and Kashmir government has appointed a one-man Commission of Inquiry headed by whom to probe the Kishtwar communal clashes in August 2013?
 A) Justice T Meena Kumari
 B) Justice S Verma
 C) Justice J Shome
 D) Justice R C Gandhi
  
4657Who has been selected to head Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) in August 2013 and with this she becomes the first woman ever to head a Navranta PSU?
 A) Nishi Vasudeva
 B) Shubhalakshmi Panse
 C) Arundhati Bhattacharya
 D) Archana Bhargava
  
4658Which New Zealand cricketer has been banned for six months after failed doping test in August 2013?
 A) Daniel Vettori
 B) Ross Taylor
 C) Jesse Ryder
 D) Jacob Oram
  
4659Which company has agreed to buy out the leading shareholders in software services company Hexaware Technologies for USD 465 million in August 2013?
 A) Sequoia Capital
 B) Barings Asia
 C) Babcock & Brown
 D) Pacific Equity Partners
  
4660"Photography Day" is observed on __________________.
 A) 21-August
 B) 16-August
 C) 19-August
 D) 18-August
  
4661Abhijeet Gupta received the Arjuna award - 2013, presented in August 2013. He is associated with which sport?
 A) Squash
 B) Athletics
 C) Shooting
 D) Chess
  
4662Which under-23 team lifted the ACC Emerging Trophy tournament in August 2013?
 A) Bangladesh
 B) Pakistan
 C) India
 D) Sri Lanka
  
4663Who has been conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Award in August 2013?
 A) Kishan Singh
 B) Sohan Roy
 C) P.K. Guha
 D) Rama Krishna Ivaturi
  
4664Which former Indian Cricketer has been appointed as the chairman of Bengal's cricket coaching committee in August 2013?
 A) Samir Dasgupta
 B) Hiranmoy Chatterjee
 C) Debabrata Das
 D) Sourav Ganguly
  
4665India foreign direct investment (FDI)  stood at ____________ in June 2013. (data published in August 2013).
 A) USD 2.21 billion
 B) USD 1.44 billion
 C) USD 1.81 billion
 D) None of These
  
4666Who has been appointed as Chairman & Managing Director of Vijaya Bank in August 2013?
 A) Rakesh Sethi
 B) V Kannan
 C) Rajeev Rishi
 D) Suresh N Patel
  
4667Which Indian state has adopted an Anti-Black Magic and Superstition Ordinance following death of anti-superstition activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar in August 2013?
 A) Maharashtra
 B) Goa
 C) Gujarat
 D) None of These
  
4668"National Sports Day" is observed on __________________.
 A) 21-August
 B) 29-August
 C) 23-August
 D) 27-August
  
4669UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has appointed whom as the Military Adviser for United Nations Peacekeeping Operations in August 2013?
 A) Lt Gen Salim Nawaz
 B) Lt Gen Maqsood Ahmed
 C) Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani
 D) Lt Gen Javed Iqbal
  
4670Who won the prestigious International Children's Peace Prize, announced by KidsRights in August 2013?
 A) Ai Xiaoming
 B) Kesz Váldez
 C) Malala Yousafzai
 D) Mayra Avellar Neves
  
4671The Parliament has passed the food security bill in August which is termed as a game-changer by UPA-II before election next year. The bill aims to cover approx ________ of India-s population.
 A) 51%
 B) 40%
 C) 67%
 D) 33%
  
4672Which athlete secured first rank with the annual income of USD 78.1 million in the recent Forbes list of highest-paid male athletes published in August 2013?
 A) Tiger Woods
 B) Kobe Bryant
 C) Roger Federer
 D) David Beckham
  
4673Who has been appointed as the new Secretary in the ministry of Rural Development in August 2013, he will take charge in October 2013?
 A) Subrahmanyam Vijay Kumar
 B) L C Goyal
 C) Ranjan Mathai
 D) Sujatha Singh
  
4674Mary D-souza Sequeira received Dhyan Chand Awards - 2013 (Presented in August 2013). She is associated with which sport?
 A) Archery
 B) Boxing
 C) Hockey
 D) Athletics
  
4675Famous south Indian actress Ramya has become the first female actor from which state to enter parliament as Loksabha MP in August 2013?
 A) Kerala
 B) Karnataka
 C) Andhra Pradesh
 D) Tamil Nadu
  
4676Which Bollywood actor and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador has joined the UN and its humanitarian partners to promote "The World Needs More" global campaign in August 2013?
 A) Amir Khan
 B) Aishwarya Rai Bachcham
 C) Amitabh Bachchan
 D) Shah Rukh Khan
  
4677Which Indian Company has agreed to acquire 10% stake in an offshore gas field in Mozambique from US firm Anadarko Petroleum for USD 2.6 billion in August 2013?
 A) Indian Oil Corp.
 B) GAIL
 C) ONGC Videsh Ltd
 D) Reliance Industries
  
4678Which company will enter the National Stock Exchange-s 50-share Nifty index with effect from September 27 (announced by the India Index Services & Products Ltd in August 2013)?
 A) Mindtree
 B) Tech Mahindra
 C) Wipro
 D) Hexaware Limited
  
4679"World Humanitarian Day" is observed on __________________.
 A) 21-August
 B) 26-August
 C) 19-August
 D) 18-August
  
4680Indian Cricket Team Captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, was ranked at the ______ position in the recent Forbes list of highest-paid athletes
 A) 10th
 B) 16th
 C) 8th
 D) 18th
  

 
 
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Sl No.QuestionAnswer
439139th G-8 Summit was held in June 2013 in which country?Ans) UK
4392The Union Cabinet of India approved the Real Estate Bill 2013 in June 2013. What is the major objective for the new regulator for Real estate sector?Ans) All of these
4393Which Indian state has achieved the distinction of having the highest incidence of crime against women for the second year running in 2012 according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) in June 2013?Ans) West Bengal
4394Who became the new Prime Minister of the Czech Republic in June 2013?Ans) Miroslava Nemcova
4395Which Tech company signed an agreement with Warner Music for music licences so as to create a streaming music service in June 2013?Ans) Apple
4396Which state government has made possession of UID Number mandatory for the teaching and non-teaching staffs to draw their salary in June 2013?Ans) Maharashtra
4397Which Indian two wheeler company acquired 49.2% stake in US-based high-end motorcycle maker Erik Buell Racing (EBR) for USD 25 million in July 2013?Ans) Hero MotoCorp
4398ISRO has launched India's first navigation satellite in July 2013. What is its name?Ans) IRNSS-1A
4399Who has been appointed as India-s new Foreign Secretary in July 2013?Ans) Sujata Singh
4400Global professional services firm Ernst & Young has appointed whom as its new Global Chairman and CEO in July 2013?Ans) Mark Weinberger
4401"World Population Day" is observed on _____________.Ans) 11-July
4402Which Indian two wheeler company launched its new motorcycle 'Centuro' in the highly competitive 100-110 cc segment in July 2013?Ans) Mahindra
4403Who has been appointed as new governor of Meghalaya in July 2013?Ans) Krishan Kant Paul
4404As per Global Innovation Index 2013 report, published by Cornell University (INSEAD) World Intellectual Property Organisation, which country topped the list?Ans) Switzerland and Sweden
4405India has been ranked _______ among 142 countries in the Global Innovation Index 2013 published in July 2013?Ans) 66th
4406The Delhi Metro has taken over the operations of Airport Express link in Delhi from which company in July 2013?Ans) Reliance Infra
4407The Inter-ministerial body Telecom Commission has approved to raise foreign direct investment limit in the telecom sector from current 74% to _________ in July 2013.Ans) 100%
4408India's Core sector growth stood at __________ in May 2013 (announced in July 2013).Ans) 2.3%
4409Who has been appointed as Managing Director of UTI Mutual Fund in July 2013?Ans) Leo Puri
4410Who won the Presidential re-election of the Asian Athletics Association held in July 2013?Ans) Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad
4411Who won the British Grand Prix held in June 2013?Ans) Nico Rosberg
4412Who won fifth stage of the Tour de France in July 2013?Ans) Mark Cavendish
4413Who has been appointed as Director General of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) in July 2013?Ans) Sunil Soni
4414Which country joined the European Union as the 28th member of the Union in July 2013?Ans) Croatia
4415Indian Grand Master ___________ won the Continental Chess Association Open title in Washington in July 2013.Ans) Parimarjan Negi
4416Which Indian state was declared as the first Smoke-free state of the country in July 2013?Ans) Himachal Pradesh
4417Which global tech company acquired moviemaking app Qwiki in July 2013?Ans) Yahoo
4418Which company acquired 50% stake in Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), for 1.7 billion euros (USD 2.2 billion) in July 2013?Ans) Nokia
4419After the army removed President Mohammed Morsi in Egypt, who was declared the Supreme Constitutional Courts caretaker leader of Egypt in July 2013?Ans) Adly Mahmoud Mansour
4420One of the inventors of the computer mouse and a computer visionary, has died at the age of 88 in July 2013. Who was he?Ans) Douglas C. Engelbart
4421"Doctor's Day" is observed on _____________.Ans) 1-July
4422British football club Manchester United has appointed _______ as a player-coach in July 2013.Ans) Ryan Giggs
4423Who has been awarded with the Golden Boot Award at the Confederations Cup held in June-July 2013?Ans) Fernando José Torres
4424Who has been appointed as new governor of Sikkim in July 2013?Ans) Shriniwas Patil
4425Who has been awarded with the prestigious Emirates Woman Award for business excellence in July 2013?Ans) Vandana Gandhi
4426The European Central Bank (ECB) has kept interest rates unchanged at ____ in its latest monetary policy review in July 2013.Ans) 0.5%
4427Who has been appointed as Delhi lieutenant-governor in July 2013?Ans) Najeeb Jung
4428Euro zone unemployment rate stood at _________ in May (published in July 2013).Ans) 12.1%
4429Which Indian company has replaced Tata Steel as India's most admired company, as per a Fortune list released in July 2013?Ans) TCS
4430Which Indian PSU bank has launched Xpress Money Card, a co-branded prepaid card  that can be loaded up to Rs 50,000 with UAE Exchange and Financial Services, in July 2013?Ans) State Bank of India
4431Which Internet company acquired email and address book management app Xobni in July 2013?Ans) Yahoo
4432Michael Nobbs has been sacked as Indian hockey team's chief coach due to non-performance in July 2013. He is from which country?Ans) Australia
4433. The IMF has projected world economic growth rate at ____ for 2013 (announced in July 2013).Ans) 3.1%
4434Which country won the Confederations Cup held in June-July 2013?Ans) Brazil
4435Women weightlifters of which country won the team title in the Asian Junior Championships held at Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan in July 2013?Ans) India
4436US unemployment rate stood at ______ in June 2013 (announced in July 2013).Ans) 7.6%
4437Who has been named for the Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony for the year 2013 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to cultural harmony?Ans) Zubin Mehta
4438Which Pakistani Cricketer has been banned for life by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for indulging in spot-fixing during the 2009 English county season in July 2013?Ans) Danish Kaneria
4439Which state Government has launched a new program named --Anna Bhagya-- in July 2013? Government wants to distribute 30 kg rice at one rupee per Kg to over 98 lakh BPL and Antyodaya card holders in the state using this scheme.Ans) Karnataka
4440Who has been selected as Co-Vice Chairman of Intergovernmental Board of Climate Services (IBCS) during its first meeting held at Geneva in July 2013?Ans) Dr Laxman Singh Rathore
4441Padmashri Mahasundari Devi passed away at her native village, Ranti, near Madhubani in July 2013. She was famous _________.Ans) Painter
4442Which company won the -Company of the Year- award in the semiconductor and product design category at the India Electronics Awards 2013 (announced in July 2013)?Ans) eInfochips
4443South and North Malabar Gramin banks have been merged to form a new RRB named as ______________ in July 2013.Ans) Kerala Gramin Bank
4444Who has been appointed as a coach of the senior men's hockey team in July 2013 after chief coach Michael Nobbs was sacked because of non-performance?Ans) Maharaj Krishan Kaushik
4445IMF has revised Economic outlook for India in July 2013. As per IMF, growth rate in India will be around _______ in 2013.Ans) 5.6%
4446Young all-rounder Parveez Rasool has created history by becoming the first cricketer from_____________ to be named in the Indian team for Zimbabwe tour held in July 2013.Ans) Jammu and Kashmir
4447Who has been appointed as the new chairman and managing director (CMD) of Central Bank of India in July 2013?Ans) Rajeev Rishi
4448Who won the German Grand Prix held in July 2013?Ans) Sebastian Vettel
4449Which country secured third plan in the Confederations Cup held in June-July 2013?Ans) Italy
4450Who has been appointed as lieutenant-governor of Puducherry in July 2013?Ans) Virendra Kataria
4451Who brought India's its first gold in the 20th Asian Athletics Championships held in Pune in July 2013?Ans) Vikas Gowda
4452Which Australian Cricketer was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame on July 19, 2013 during the tea interval of the second Ashes Test between England and Australia at Lord-s?Ans) Shane Warne
4453The Union Cabinet has accorded in-principle approval for formation of a ____________ as new aviation regulator with full operational and financial autonomy in July 2013.Ans) Civil Aviation Authority
4454Who won the Wimbledon women-s singles title held in July 2013?Ans) Marion Bartoli
4455Who has sworn as chief minister of Jharkhand in July 2013?Ans) Hemant Soren
4456Who won the Best Actor award at 14th IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) awards 2013 held in July 2013?Ans) Ranbir Kapoor
4457Who has been appointed as Managing Director of the state-owned life insurance giant LIC in July 2013?Ans) S. B. Mainak
4458World soccer body FIFA again banned which country from holding any friendly football matches due to increasing violence in July 2013?Ans) Iraq
4459China's economic growth stood at ____ in the second quarter (April-June) of 2013.Ans) 7.5%
4460The iconic telegram became a history in July 2013 and with this the ______ old telegram service in the country comes to an end.Ans) 163-year
4461Who took over as Nasscom President in July 2013?Ans) R. Chandrasekhar
4462UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed whom as the new head of the United Nations body in July 2013?Ans) Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
4463Which Indian Shooter has won a trap gold medal in the Singapore Open Shooting Championships held in July 2013?Ans) Kynan Chenai
4464Indian cricket team has secured _______ rank in the latest ICC Test rankings published in July 2013?Ans) 2nd
4465Who won the the Wimbledon men-s single title held in June 2013?Ans) Andy Murray
4466Which party won Bhutan-s second general election held in July 2013?Ans) Peoples Democratic Party
4467Who has been appointed as the new chairman and managing director (CMD) of IDBI Bank in July 2013?Ans) M S Raghavan
4468India-s Index of Industrial Production (IIP) growth stood at _________ in May 2013 <Announced in July 2013>.Ans) -1.6%
4469India-s largest stock market National Stock Exchange (NSE) has launched ''LIX 15'' index for which segment in July 2013?Ans) Derivatives
4470Who has been appointed as lieutenant-governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands in July 2013?Ans) A K Singh
4471India foreign direct investment (FDI)  stood at ____________ in April 2013. (data published in July 2013).Ans) USD 2.32 billion
4472Who has been appointed as the new Vice President of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India for the year 2013-14 in July 2013?Ans) A.S. Durga Prasad
4473Who has been named as new prime minister of Egypt's interim government in July 2013?Ans) Mohamed ElBaradei
4474EU Finance Ministers have given final approval for _______ to join the eurozone on 1st January 2014 (announced in July 2013).Ans) Latvia
4475India-s overall inflation, measured by the Wholesale Price Index stood at ________ in June.Ans) 4.86%
4476Which Global credit rating agency has cut France's credit rating to -AA-plus- from -AAA- due to its uncertain economic outlook in July 2013?Ans) Fitch
4477Who has been appointed as the new chairman and managing director (CMD) of Syndicate Bank in July 2013?Ans) Sudhir Kumar Jain
4478Who has become the youngest pugilist from India to won a gold medal at the Asian Championships at Amman, Jordan in July 2013?Ans) Shiva Thapa
4479Who won the Commonwealth Chess Championship held in July 2013?Ans) Abhijeet Gupta
4480Chinese inflation stood at __________ in June 2013.Ans) 2.7%
4481The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board has granted its clearance for -first approach to criticality- for the first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in July 2013. Which country is helping India to build this nuclear power plant?Ans) Russia
4482India-s Retail inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index, stood at _______ in June.Ans) 9.87%
4483Who won the Best Actress award at 14th IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) awards 2013 held in July 2013??Ans) Vidya Balan
4484Who has sworn in as new Prime Minister of Bhutan in July 2013?Ans) Tshering Tobgay
4485Who has bagged the prestigious Prem Bhatia Award for Political Reporting - 2013 (Announced in July 2013).Ans) Shalini Singh
4486Which global telecom company acquired mobile carrier Leap Wireless for USD 4 billion in July 2013?Ans) AT&T
4487Veteran Bollywood actor Pran Krishan Sikand, known as Pran, passed away in Mumbai in July 2013. Recently he won which award?Ans) Dadasaheb Phalake Award
4488US Inflation, measured by Comsumer Price Index, stood at _______ in June 2013.Ans) 1.8%
4489Who has been appointed as head coach of the Indian senior women-s basketball team in July 2013?Ans) Francisco Garcia
4490Nukala Chinna Satyanarayana passed away in July 2013. He was famous _________.Ans) Musician
4491The Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed whom as the chief selector in July 2013 after the sudden resignation of Iqbal Qasim?Ans) Moin Khan
4492Indian cricket team has secured _______ rank in the latest ICC ODI rankings published in July 2013?Ans) 1st
4493Amar G. Bose, the visionary engineer, inventor and billionaire entrepreneur passed away in July 2013. He was founder of which company?Ans) Bose Corp
4494Indian government has raised FDI limit in telecom sector to _________ in July 2013 to attract from FDI.Ans) 100%
4495India's Trade deficit stood at _________ in June (published in July 2013).Ans) USD 12.2 billion
4496Who has been appointed as the new Delhi Police Commissioner in July 2013?Ans) Bhim Sain Bassi
4497The finance ministry has identified whom as the chief executive of Bhartiya Mahila Bank in July 2013?Ans) Usha Ananthasubramanian
4498The Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) has appointed whom as its Presiding Officer in July 2013?Ans) Justice J.P. Devadhar
4499Who has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Industrial Financial Corporation of India (IFCI) in July 2013?Ans) Santosh B Nayar
4500The RBI has increased the Marginal Standing Facility, MSF rate to ______ from the current 8.25% to arrest rupee fall in July 2013.Ans) 10.25%
4501Controversial Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi passed away in July 2013. His name was involved in which scandal?Ans) Bofors scandal
4502In the biggest foreign investment pullout in Indian history, which steel maker  scrapped its USD 12 billion (Rs 50,000 crore) steel plant in Odisha in July 2013?Ans) ArcelorMittal
4503Paul Bhattacharjee passed away in July 2013. He was a famous _________.Ans) Actor
4504US President Barack Obama has nominated whom to head the South Asia bureau in the US state department in July 2013?Ans) Nisha Desai Biswal
4505Samar Mukherjee, a freedom fighter, passed away in July 2013. He was associated with which political party?Ans) Communist Party of India-Marxist
4506Who was sworn in as the 40th Chief Justice of India (CJI) in July 2013?Ans) Justice P Sathasivam
4507Indian government has raised FDI limit in defence sector to _________ in July 2013 to attract from FDI.Ans) 49%
4508Which state government has launched a state-wide campaign named "Hausla" to improve family health across 75 districts of the state in July 2013?Ans) Uttar Pradesh
4509US billionaire Warren Buffett-led investment firm Berkshire Hathaway Inc has decided to close its online insurance broking business in India in July 2013. It had tied up with which company to launch business in India?Ans) Bajaj Allianz
4510Who has been appointed as goalkeeping coach and strategic analyst of the Indian senior and junior men's hockey teams in July 2013?Ans) Dave Staniforth
4511Which Indian Ministry launched the nation-wide National Tobacco Control Campaign known as- -Tears you apart-in July 2013?Ans) Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
4512Which European Football club has been named as the most valuable club in the list of the world-s 50 most valuable sports teams released by Forbes in July 2013?Ans) Real Madrid
4513Which US City has filed for bankruptcy recently in July 2013?Ans) Detroit
4514Which Marketing Guru will join Tata Sons as Member - Group Executive Council  (announced by Tata Sons in July 2013)?Ans) Dr Nirmalya Kumar
4515The King of ________ King Albert II made an announcement that he will abdicate on 21 July due to age and health reasons.Ans) Belgium
4516US regulators have fined which global bank USD 453 million for manipulating energy markets in California and other states from November 2006 to December 2008 in July 2013?Ans) Barclays Bank
4517Who has been elected to the 2014 Nominating Committee of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Numbers and Names (ICANN) in July 2013?Ans) Satish Babu
4518The RBI has kept reverse repo rate unchanged at _______ during its monetary policy review meet in July 2013.Ans) 6.25%
4519Which Indian athlete has created history by becoming the first differently-abled Indian to win a gold medal at the IPC Athletics World Championships held in France in July 2013?Ans) Devendra Jhajharia
4520Football's apex body, FIFA has lifted indefinite suspension of which country from international football in July 2013?Ans) Cameroon
4521Which Country has won a Gold medal in the Women-s Recurve Team event at the Archery World Cup Stage-3 in Medellin, Colombia in July 2013?Ans) India
4522Khurshed Alam Khan, a former Union Minister, passed away in July 2013. He was associated with which political party?Ans) Indian National Congress
4523Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of GST Panel by the Empowered Committee of States- Finance Ministers on GST in July 2013?Ans) Abdul Rahim Rather
4524Who was re-elected as the President of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) in July 2013?Ans) Arvind Sharma
4525Who won the Swedish Open women-s singles title held in July 2013?Ans) Serena Williams
4526Lahpai Seng Raw won the Ramon Magsaysay Award in July 2013 for her quietly inspiring and inclusive leadership . He belongs to which country?Ans) Indonesia
4527Union Sports Ministry has recommended hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand's name for highest civilian honour - Bharat Ratna in July 2013. He won how many gold medals at the Olympics?Ans) Three
4528Who has been appointed as the new Vice President of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India for the year 2013-14 in July 2013?Ans) A.S. Durga Prasad
4529India's advanced and most sophisticated weather satellite named ________, was launched successfully in July 2013.Ans) INSAT 3D
4530Which Indian Company announced that it will to sell its 74% stake in a life insurance joint venture with Prudential International Insurance Holdings Ltd (PIIHL) in July 2013?Ans) DLF Limited
4531Neil Mills has resigned from CEO post of which Indian Low Cost airlines in July 2013?Ans) Spice-Jet
4532FMCG major Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) has appointed Whom as its new CEO and Managing Director in July 2013?Ans) Sanjiv Mehta
4533The RBI has kept repo rate unchanged at _______ during its monetary policy review meet in July 2013.Ans) 7.25%
4534India-s Consumer confidence rank stood at _________  in the world as per a global consumer confidence index study by Nielsen in July 2013.Ans) Third
4535National Research Professor at the National Centre for Biological Sciences and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Obaid Siddiqi, passed away  in July 2013. He did not get which of the below award?Ans) Bharat Ratna
4536Manjula Vijayakumar passed away in July 2013. She was a famous _________.Ans) Actress
4537Poverty ratio in India has declined to ______ in 2011-12 from 37.2% in 2004-05 due to increase in per capita consumption, as per the Planning Commission report published in July 2013.Ans) 21.9%
4538Ernesto Domingo won the Ramon Magsaysay Award in July 2013. He belongs to which country?Ans) Philippines
4539The RBI has reduced the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) rate to ______ from the current 1% to arrest rupee fall in July 2013.Ans) 0.5%
4540-The Lowland- has emerged a frontrunner among 13 novels long listed for the Man Booker Prize this year. This was authored by?Ans) Jhumpa Lahiri
4541Who was re-elected as the Vice-President of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) in July 2013?Ans) M. G. Parameswaran
4542The RBI has kept CRR (Cash Reserve Ratio) unchanged at _______ during its monetary policy review meet in July 2013.Ans) 4%
4543Who has been appointed as the new President of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India for the year 2013-14 in July 2013?Ans) Suresh Chandra Mohanty
4544Who won the 100th edition of the Tour de France in July 2013?Ans) Chris Froome
4545Who has been re-elected as the new Prime Minister of Cambodia in July 2013? He has been in power in Cambodia for nearly three decades (28 years).Ans) Hun Sen
4546Who was elected as the 12th President of Pakistan in July 2013?Ans) Mamnoon Hussain
4547Kargil Vijay Diwas was observed on _______- across India.Ans) 26-July
4548The Congress Working Committee, CWC, has unanimously passed a resolution in favour of creating a separate state of Telengana out of Andhra Pradesh in July 2013. It will be the _____ State of the country.Ans) 29th
4549In order to make sanitation for all a global development priority, the United Nations General Assembly has designated _______ as World Toilet Day in July 2013.Ans) 19th November
4550Which euro zone country has the lowest unemployment rate of 4.6% as per June data?Ans) Austria
4551Who won the Hungarian Grand Prix held in July 2013?Ans) Lewis Hamilton
4552World-s leading _________, France's Publicis and US firm Omnicom have announced a merger to create a company of USD 35.1 billion in July 2013?Ans) Ad agencies
4553Who has been awarded the Asian Business Leaders Award 2013 for his -impressive business credentials- and service to society by London-based Asia House in July 2013?Ans) Azim Premji
4554The Indian Government raised interest subvention to ____ from 2% in engineering, textiles sectors to boost export in July 2013.Ans) 3%
4555Who was awarded German -Whistleblower Prize- for 2013 in July 2013?Ans) Edward Snowden
4556A Mumbai court framed Charges against actor Salman Khan for culpable homicide not amounting to murder in a hit-and-run case in July 2013. The charge carries a maximum sentence of _______ in jail.Ans) 10 years
4557Who was chosen for the 21st Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhbhavna Award for his contribution towards promotion of communal harmony and peace in July 2013?Ans) Amjad Ali Khan
4558The Forbes declared whom as the Hollywood-s highest paid actress with the estimated earnings of 33 million US dollar in July 2013?Ans) Angelina Jolie
4559German engineering giant Siemens AG (SIE) named whom as chief executive officer in July 2013?Ans) Joe Kaeser
4560"World Hepatitis Day" is observed on _______- across the world.Ans) 28-July
4561Which Indian brand tops the list in the first edition of Inter brands Best Indian Brands study published in July 2013?Ans) Tata
4562Which Indian athlete won gold medal of World Snooker Championship held at Colombia in July 2013?Ans) Aditya Mehta
4563The RBI has keptStatutory Liquidity Ratio unchanged at _______ during its monetary policy review meet in July 2013.Ans) 23%
4564Which country won the second edition of the South Asian Football Federation Championship held in July 2013?Ans) India
4565Euro zone unemployment rate stood at _________ in June (published in July 2013).Ans) 12.1%
4566Which Port was conferred with the Major Port of the Year award for its excellent performance in the year 2012-13 in July 2013?Ans) Paradip
4567Who has been selected for the prestigious Lokmanya Tilak award for 2013 for his outstanding contribution to society in July 2013?Ans) E. Sreedharan
4568US Economic growth stood at ________ in the second quarter of 2013.Ans) 1.7%
4569World-s leading Sprinters Tyson Gay was found Positive in Doping Test in July 2013. They belong to which country?Ans) USA
4570For courier services, the FDI Cap has been hiked to _______ under the automatic route in July 2013.Ans) 100%
4571SN Hanumantha Rao, the former Indian _______ passed away in July 2013.Ans) Test umpire
4572Which mobile technology firm declared to work on the fifth generation (5G) mobile technology in July 2013?Ans) Huawei Technologies
4573Which country secured third position in the second edition of the South Asian Football Federation Championship held in July 2013?Ans) Bangladesh
4574Who has been appointed as the interim chairman of the Railway Board for three months in July 2013?Ans) Arunendra Kumar
4575Which Bollywood actor, held the Guinness World Record for being the most type-cast actor, passed away in July 2013?Ans) Jagdish Raj
4576"Nelson Mandela International Day" was observed on _______ across the world.Ans) 18-July
4577Which Indian Airport was renamed as "Kempegowda" International Airport in July 2013?Ans) Bengaluru
4578Which country became 28th member of European Union (EU) on 1 July, 2013?Ans) Croatia
4579Who was sworn in as the 40th Chief Justice of India (CJI) in July 2013?Ans) Justice P Sathasivam
4580Who won Gold at IPC Athletics World Championships held in July 2013?Ans) Devendra Jhajharia
4581Who took over as the President of Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) in July 2013?Ans) Rana Kapoor
4582Who has been appointed as India-s new Foreign Secretary in July 2013?Ans) Sujata Singh
4583Which auto giant has become the first Automaker to Participate in Greenhouse Gas Reporting Programme in India in July 2013?Ans) Ford Motor
4584Which West Indies Cricket player was named as BMW brand ambassador in July 2013?Ans) Darren Sammy
4585Joe Biden visited India in July 2013. He is Vice President of?Ans) United States
4586Which movie won the Best Film award at 14th IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) awards 2013 held in July 2013?Ans) Barfi
4587Who was inducted in Tennis Hall of Fame in July 2013?Ans) Martina Hingis
4588Which state Government launched Video Chat in Prisons in July 2013?Ans) Himachal Pradesh
4589T.S. Narasimhan, producer of _________ passed away in July 2013?Ans) Malgudi Days
4590US President Barack Obama has nominated which Indian-American legal luminary to a key judiciary post in California in July 2013?Ans) Vince Girdhari Chhabria
4591Which Indian City become the first city of North India where ATM facility will be available for people maintaining accounts in co-operative banks in July 2013?Ans) Rampur
4592Who was chosen for the 21st Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhbhavna Award for his contribution towards promotion of communal harmony and peace in July 2013?Ans) Amjad Ali Khan
4593India successfully test-fired _________ PINAKA in July 2013.Ans) Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher
4594"World Tiger day" was observed on _______ across the world.Ans) 29-July
4595Who has been awarded the Asian Business Leaders Award 2013 for his -impressive business credentials- and service to society by London-based Asia House in July 2013?Ans) Azim Premji
4596Parliament of which country approved 'life-saving' abortion in July 2013 following death of an Indian earlier this year?Ans) Ireland
4597"Ronjan Sodhi" received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award - 2013. He is associated with which sport?Ans) Shooting
4598Who has been appointed as India-s new foreign secretary in August 2013?Ans) Sujatha Singh
4599Who has been appointed the managing director and chief financial officer of the State Bank of India (SBI) in August 2013? She is the first woman managing director at SBI.Ans) Arundhati Bhattacharya
4600Who took oath as Iran's seventh President in August 2013 after winning Presidential election?Ans) Hassan Rouhani
4601The executive committee of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS) has approved a proposal to increase Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from current 26% to _______ in print media in August 2013.Ans) 49%
4602The Government raised foreign direct investment (FDI) limit to ______ in the telecom sector in August 2013.Ans) 100%
4603"Hiroshima Day" is observed on __________________.Ans) 6-Aug
4604Who took over as the new Chairman and Managing Director of Central Bank of India in August 2013?Ans) Rajeev Rishi
4605Who has been appointed as the US ambassador to United Nations in August 2013?Ans) Samantha Power
4606V Dakshinamoorthy passed away in Chennai in August 2013. He was a famous ______________.Ans) Music Director
4607What is the name of India-s first indigenously built nuclear-powered submarine whose Nuclear Reactor went critical in August 2013?Ans) INS Arihant
4608Who has been appointed as the new Director of National School of Drama in August 2013?Ans) Waman Kendre
4609Who broke a world record after winning the 100 metres in 1 minute and 4.35 seconds at the 15th FINA World Championships held in Barcelona, Spain in August 2013?Ans) Ruta Meilutyte
4610Which country has granted one year Asylum to Edward J. Snowden, the National Security Agency leaker of UDA? Edward Joseph Snowden is an American resident, who leaked several details of the mass surveillance programme of US and British Government in June 2013.Ans) Russia
4611Which Indian badminton player received Arjuna Award 2013 (Presented in August 2013)?Ans) PV Sindhu
4612India's junior girls hockey team secured ________ position in the junior women hockey World Cup held in August 2013. Best ever performance by girls' hockey team.Ans) Third
4613Which Indian Bowler has become the first Indian bowler to top the bowlers' chart in the latest ICC ODI Player Rankings published in August 2013 after former captain Anil Kumble claimed the iconic position way back in 1996?Ans) Ravindra Jadeja
4614"Organ Donation Day" is observed on __________________.Ans) 6-August
4615Which Country unveiled its biggest warship since World War II named -Izumo- in August 2013?Ans) Japan
4616Whon won the Zimbabwe Parliamentary Election held in August 2013 to become next President of the South African Nation?Ans) Robert Mugabe
4617Who 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
4618Which Indian is all set to become the global CEO of the 2,245-million Italian sugar confectionery maker "Perfetti Van Melle", the first non-Italian to head the privately held firm?Ans) Sameer Suneja
4619Telecommunication major Vodafone India in association with which bank has started a unique money transfer and payment service -M-Pesa- in August 2013?Ans) ICICI bank
4620Who won the Gujar Mal Modi Award for Science and Technology 2013 in August 2013?Ans) Vinod Prakash Sharma
4621Which Indian athlete won gold medal at the IWF World Masters weightlifting championships, held in Turin in August 2013?Ans) Sudhakar Jayant
4622Jeffrey P Bezos agreed to acquire the newspaper assets of the Washington Post Company for USD 250 million in August 2013. He is founder and Chief Executive Officer of which company?Ans) Amazon
4623Who took charge as the Executive Director of the Union Bank of India in August 2013?Ans) Rakesh Sethi
4624"World Senior Citizen-s Day" is observed on __________________.Ans) 8-Aug
4625Parliament has approved the new Companies Bill in August 2013. As per the new bill, Companies have to spend at least ______ of their average profits in the last three years towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.Ans) 2%
4626Euro zone economic growth stood at __________ in the second quarter (April-June) of 2013.Ans) 0.3%
4627India-s overall inflation, measured by the Wholesale Price Index stood at ________ in July.Ans) 5.79%
4628Which Indian badminton player has created history by becoming the first Indian woman singles player to win a medal at the World Badminton Championships held at Guangzhou, China in August 2013?Ans) P V Sindhu
4629India-s Retail inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index, stood at _______ in July.Ans) 9.64%
4630Yahoo Inc has appointed which veteran technology executive and Silicon Valley investor  as its new chairman in August 2013?Ans) Maynard Webb
4631Saba Anjum received the Arjuna award - 2013, presented in August 2013. She is associated with which sport?Ans) Hockey
4632Usain Bolt won how many gold medals of the 14th IAAF World Championships held in August 2013?Ans) Three
4633Who won the Cadet Girls singles title at the Guatemala Junior and Cadet Open Table Tennis championships held in August 2013?Ans) Sagarika Ghosh
4634India's Trade deficit stood at _________ in July (published in August 2013).Ans) USD 12.27 billion
4635"International Youth Day" is observed on __________________.Ans) 12 -August
4636India has signed a loan agreement with the World Bank worth of _________ for its Low Income Housing Finance Project in August 2013.Ans) USD 100 million
4637India launched its first indigenous aircraft carrier __________ in August 2013.Ans) INS Vikrant
4638India-s Index of Industrial Production (IIP) growth stood at _________ in June 2013 <Announced in August 2013>.Ans) -2.2%
4639"Quit India Day" is observed on __________________.Ans) 9-August
4640Janata Party was merged with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in August 2013. Who is head of Janata Party?Ans) Subramanian Swamy
4641Indian submarine named ____________ faced accident and drowned after major fire broke out in August 2013; leading to death of 17 navy officers.Ans) INS Sindhurakshak
4642Who won Mali's Presidential elections held in August 2013 to become next President of Mali?Ans) Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
4643Who has been appointed the Director General of CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) in August 2013?Ans) Dilip Trivedi
4644Desh Prem Azad passed away in August 2013. He was coach of which former Indian Cricketer?Ans) Kapil Dev
4645Which Indian Cricketer received Arjuna Award 2013 (Presented in August 2013)?Ans) Virat Kohli
4646Sprint star Usain Bolt reclaimed his world 100m title after clocking a season's best 9.77 seconds in August 2013. He belongs to which country?Ans) Jamaica
4647Who has been appointed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as his Special Envoy to visit Japan in August 2013?Ans) Ashwani Kumar
4648The Indian Air Force (IAF) has received its third C-17 Globemaster III, a large and versatile military transport aircraft capable of carrying heavy in August 2013. Which company is maker of C17 Globmaster III?Ans) Boeing
4649"Intl. Day of the World-s Indigenous Peoples" is observed on __________________.Ans) 18-August
4650Which athlete secured first rank with the annual income of USD 29 million in the recent Forbes list of highest-paid female athletes published in August 2013?Ans) Maria Sharapova
4651Who has been appointed as Chairman & Managing Director of Vijaya Bank in August 2013?Ans) V Kannan
4652Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Corp, __________ has announced his retirement plan wihtin 1 year as chief executive in August 2013.Ans) Steve Ballmer
4653Who won the Belgian Grand Prix held in July 2013?Ans) Sebastian Vettel
4654Germany's GDP growth stood at _________ sequentially in the second quarter of current year 2013.Ans) 0.7%
4655Eminent Indian classical singer and music director, better known as a noted vocalist of Jayadeva-s -Gita Govind-, Pandit Raghunath Panigrahi passed away in August 2013. He belongs to which state?Ans) Odissa
4656The Jammu and Kashmir government has appointed a one-man Commission of Inquiry headed by whom to probe the Kishtwar communal clashes in August 2013?Ans) Justice R C Gandhi
4657Who has been selected to head Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) in August 2013 and with this she becomes the first woman ever to head a Navranta PSU?Ans) Nishi Vasudeva
4658Which New Zealand cricketer has been banned for six months after failed doping test in August 2013?Ans) Jesse Ryder
4659Which company has agreed to buy out the leading shareholders in software services company Hexaware Technologies for USD 465 million in August 2013?Ans) Barings Asia
4660"Photography Day" is observed on __________________.Ans) 19-August
4661Abhijeet Gupta received the Arjuna award - 2013, presented in August 2013. He is associated with which sport?Ans) Chess
4662Which under-23 team lifted the ACC Emerging Trophy tournament in August 2013?Ans) India
4663Who has been conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Award in August 2013?Ans) Sohan Roy
4664Which former Indian Cricketer has been appointed as the chairman of Bengal's cricket coaching committee in August 2013?Ans) Sourav Ganguly
4665India foreign direct investment (FDI)  stood at ____________ in June 2013. (data published in August 2013).Ans) USD 1.44 billion
4666Who has been appointed as Chairman & Managing Director of Vijaya Bank in August 2013?Ans) V Kannan
4667Which Indian state has adopted an Anti-Black Magic and Superstition Ordinance following death of anti-superstition activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar in August 2013?Ans) Maharashtra
4668"National Sports Day" is observed on __________________.Ans) 29-August
4669UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has appointed whom as the Military Adviser for United Nations Peacekeeping Operations in August 2013?Ans) Lt Gen Maqsood Ahmed
4670Who won the prestigious International Children's Peace Prize, announced by KidsRights in August 2013?Ans) Malala Yousafzai
4671The Parliament has passed the food security bill in August which is termed as a game-changer by UPA-II before election next year. The bill aims to cover approx ________ of India-s population.Ans) 67%
4672Which athlete secured first rank with the annual income of USD 78.1 million in the recent Forbes list of highest-paid male athletes published in August 2013?Ans) Tiger Woods
4673Who has been appointed as the new Secretary in the ministry of Rural Development in August 2013, he will take charge in October 2013?Ans) L C Goyal
4674Mary D-souza Sequeira received Dhyan Chand Awards - 2013 (Presented in August 2013). She is associated with which sport?Ans) Athletics
4675Famous south Indian actress Ramya has become the first female actor from which state to enter parliament as Loksabha MP in August 2013?Ans) Karnataka
4676Which Bollywood actor and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador has joined the UN and its humanitarian partners to promote "The World Needs More" global campaign in August 2013?Ans) Amitabh Bachchan
4677Which Indian Company has agreed to acquire 10% stake in an offshore gas field in Mozambique from US firm Anadarko Petroleum for USD 2.6 billion in August 2013?Ans) ONGC Videsh Ltd
4678Which company will enter the National Stock Exchange-s 50-share Nifty index with effect from September 27 (announced by the India Index Services & Products Ltd in August 2013)?Ans) Wipro
4679"World Humanitarian Day" is observed on __________________.Ans) 19-August
4680Indian Cricket Team Captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, was ranked at the ______ position in the recent Forbes list of highest-paid athletesAns) 16th