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  • 1. 

    Which team won the team title in the inaugural Tata T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship at Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida?

    • A.

      Castrol Vecton

    • B.

      Technologies Motor Sports

    • C.

      Dealer Daredevils

    • D.

      Cummins

    Correct Answer
    A. Castrol Vecton
    Explanation
    Castrol Vecton won the team title in the inaugural Tata T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship at Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida.

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  • 2. 

    A country on 23 March 2014 shot down Syrian military jet on violation of its airspace. Name the country?

    • A.

      US

    • B.

      Russia

    • C.

      Turkey

    • D.

      China

    Correct Answer
    C. Turkey
    Explanation
    Turkey shot down a Syrian military jet on 23 March 2014 for violating its airspace. This incident was widely reported in the news and confirmed by both countries. The other options, US, Russia, and China, were not involved in this specific incident. Therefore, the correct answer is Turkey.

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  • 3. 

    Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India in the last week of March 2014 conferred Gallantry and Distinguished Service Awards. How many armed personnel have been awarded with Kriti Chakras?

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Seven

    • D.

      Ten

    Correct Answer
    B. Three
    Explanation
    In the last week of March 2014, Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India, conferred Gallantry and Distinguished Service Awards. Among these awards, three armed personnel were awarded with Kriti Chakras.

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  • 4. 

    Name the winner of the inaugural Tata T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship at Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida 

    • A.

      Dave Ball

    • B.

      Paul McCumisky

    • C.

      Stuart Oliver

    • D.

      Graham Powell

    Correct Answer
    C. Stuart Oliver
    Explanation
    Stuart Oliver is the correct answer because he won the inaugural Tata T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida.

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  • 5. 

    Book entitled The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014 has been written by

    • A.

      Carlotta Gall

    • B.

      Neville Maxwell

    • C.

      Henderson Brooks

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Carlotta Gall
    Explanation
    The book entitled "The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014" has been written by Carlotta Gall.

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  • 6. 

    Assam government’s plan to trim down the horns of rhino’s to save their life from the poachers, is based on which plan?

    • A.

      IVR 2018

    • B.

      Rhinos 2016

    • C.

      IRV 2020

    • D.

      Rhinos 2022

    Correct Answer
    C. IRV 2020
    Explanation
    The Assam government's plan to trim down the horns of rhinos to save their life from poachers is based on the IRV 2020 plan.

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  • 7. 

    Govind Mishra has been selected for the Saraswati honour for the year 2013 for which book?

    • A.

      Dhool Paudho Par

    • B.

      Wo Apna Cehra

    • C.

      The Writings on the Sand

    • D.

      Lal Peeli Zameen

    Correct Answer
    A. Dhool Paudho Par
    Explanation
    Govind Mishra has been selected for the Saraswati honour for the year 2013 for his book "Dhool Paudho Par".

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  • 8. 

    Saraswati Samman is an annual award and is given in recognition of outstanding prose or poetry literary works in Indian languages that are listed in Schedule VII of the constitution of India. The award is given by which institution?

    • A.

      Sahitya Akademi

    • B.

      National Integrity Cultural Academy

    • C.

      Kalakshetra

    • D.

      K. K. Birla Foundation

    Correct Answer
    D. K. K. Birla Foundation
  • 9. 

    Govind Mishra is the second Hindi author to be selected for the Sarawati Award. Name the first person to be selected for the award and when?

    • A.

      Harivansh Rai Bachchan in 1991

    • B.

      Subhadra Kumari Chauhan in 1948

    • C.

      Maithili Sharan Gupt in 1964

    • D.

      Mahadevi Varma in 1987

    Correct Answer
    A. Harivansh Rai Bachchan in 1991
    Explanation
    Harivansh Rai Bachchan was the first person to be selected for the Sarawati Award in 1991.

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  • 10. 

    Egyptian Court sentenced to death to how many supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi?

    • A.

      469

    • B.

      529

    • C.

      912

    • D.

      1243

    Correct Answer
    B. 529
    Explanation
    The Egyptian Court sentenced 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to death.

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  • 11. 

    Name the only Parsi Community cricketer of Pakistan who died on 24 March 2014 in Karachi?

    • A.

      Freddie Mercury

    • B.

      Diana Eduljee

    • C.

      Farrokh Bulsara

    • D.

      Rusi Dinshaw

    Correct Answer
    D. Rusi Dinshaw
    Explanation
    Rusi Dinshaw was the only Parsi Community cricketer of Pakistan who died on 24 March 2014 in Karachi.

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  • 12. 

    Who was appointed as the new Revenue Secretary on 25 March 2014?

    • A.

      Rajiv Takru

    • B.

      Sumit Bose

    • C.

      GS Sandhu

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Rajiv Takru
    Explanation
    Rajiv Takru was appointed as the new Revenue Secretary on 25 March 2014.

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  • 13. 

    Name the Indian film that was screened at seventh Asian film festival in March 2014?

    • A.

      Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

    • B.

      Gangs of Wasepur

    • C.

      Madras Café

    • D.

      Are we Being Human, Lakshmi

    Correct Answer
    A. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
    Explanation
    Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is the correct answer because it was the Indian film that was screened at the seventh Asian film festival in March 2014.

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  • 14. 

    Indian Ordinance factory recently launched a light-weight revolver designed especially for women to defend themselves from assault. Name it?

    • A.

      Nirbheek

    • B.

      Nirbhaya

    • C.

      Jessica

    • D.

      Save the women

    Correct Answer
    A. Nirbheek
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Nirbheek. The Indian Ordinance factory recently launched a light-weight revolver designed especially for women to defend themselves from assault. "Nirbheek" is a suitable name for this product as it means "fearless" in Hindi, symbolizing the empowerment and courage it provides to women in protecting themselves.

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  • 15. 

    Which state was the first to make all election booths to display No Smoking Areas in the Lok Sabha 2014 elections?

    • A.

      Assam

    • B.

      Chandigarh

    • C.

      Tamil Nadu

    • D.

      Jammu and Kashmir

    Correct Answer
    D. Jammu and Kashmir
    Explanation
    Jammu and Kashmir was the first state to make all election booths display No Smoking Areas in the Lok Sabha 2014 elections.

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  • 16. 

    When was Earth Hour Observed in 2014?

    • A.

      March 22

    • B.

      April 1

    • C.

      March 29

    • D.

      March 31

    Correct Answer
    C. March 29
    Explanation
    In 2014, Earth Hour was observed on March 29.

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  • 17. 

    Who won the Men’s single of Malaysia Grand Prix Gold 2014 held in Pasir Gudang on 30 March 2014?

    • A.

      Sourabh Varma

    • B.

      Simon Santoso

    • C.

      Wang Xiaoli

    • D.

      Mahesh Bupathi

    Correct Answer
    B. Simon Santoso
    Explanation
    Simon Santoso won the Men's singles of Malaysia Grand Prix Gold 2014 held in Pasir Gudang on 30 March 2014.

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  • 18. 

    Who has been appointed as the interim President of BCCI to look after the IPL-7 following a decision of the Supreme Court on 28 March 2014?

    • A.

      Ravi Sastri

    • B.

      Sunil Gavaskar

    • C.

      Kapil Dev

    • D.

      Sourav Ganguly

    Correct Answer
    B. Sunil Gavaskar
    Explanation
    Sunil Gavaskar has been appointed as the interim President of BCCI to look after the IPL-7 following a decision of the Supreme Court on 28 March 2014.

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  • 19. 

    NCDEX launched the future contract in which Agricultural Product in the last week of March 2014?

    • A.

      Rice

    • B.

      Bajra

    • C.

      Cotton

    • D.

      Coffee

    Correct Answer
    B. Bajra
    Explanation
    NCDEX launched the future contract for Bajra in the last week of March 2014. This means that NCDEX introduced a trading contract for Bajra, an agricultural product, during that specific time period.

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  • 20. 

    Recently, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy signed a MoU to channelise subsidy for solar energy usage with which Bank?

    • A.

      ICCI Bank

    • B.

      SBI

    • C.

      HDFC

    • D.

      National Housing Bank

    Correct Answer
    D. National Housing Bank
    Explanation
    The correct answer is National Housing Bank. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Housing Bank to channelize subsidy for solar energy usage. This partnership aims to promote the use of solar energy by providing financial assistance and subsidies to individuals and organizations interested in adopting solar energy solutions. The National Housing Bank, being a specialized financial institution, will play a crucial role in implementing and managing the subsidy program effectively.

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  • 21. 

    Who received the Life-Time Achievement Award  of the National Photography Awards 2014?

    • A.

      Alok Avinash

    • B.

      Subhankar Banerjee

    • C.

      Rajesh Bedi

    • D.

      Altaf Qadri

    Correct Answer
    C. Rajesh Bedi
    Explanation
    Rajesh Bedi received the Life-Time Achievement Award of the National Photography Awards 2014.

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  • 22. 

    Israeli Diplomats launched an open ended strike worldwide to mark the protest with the Israel Government. What was the issue?

    • A.

      Over pay dispute

    • B.

      Over disciplinary system

    • C.

      Over immunity rights

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Over pay dispute
    Explanation
    The Israeli diplomats launched an open-ended strike worldwide to protest against the Israeli government due to a pay dispute. This suggests that the issue at hand was related to their salaries or compensation.

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  • 23. 

    An anti-dam march of 2400km was organised over the demand to cancel Myitsone dam. Where is  the dam located? 

    • A.

      Tripura

    • B.

      Myanmar

    • C.

      Thailand

    • D.

      China

    Correct Answer
    B. Myanmar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Myanmar. The anti-dam march was organized to demand the cancellation of the Myitsone dam, which is located in Myanmar.

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  • 24. 

    Where Ebola Virus, which causes viral haemorrhagic fever, was detected in the last week of March 2014?

    • A.

      Guinea

    • B.

      Nigeria

    • C.

      Ethiopia

    • D.

      Kenya

    Correct Answer
    A. Guinea
    Explanation
    In the last week of March 2014, the Ebola Virus, which causes viral haemorrhagic fever, was detected in Guinea.

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  • 25. 

    Google signed a deal with which company to design, develop and distribute Google Glass?

    • A.

      Luxottica

    • B.

      Apple

    • C.

      Trent

    • D.

      Amazon

    Correct Answer
    A. Luxottica
    Explanation
    Google signed a deal with Luxottica to design, develop, and distribute Google Glass. Luxottica is a well-known eyewear company that owns several popular brands such as Ray-Ban and Oakley. This partnership allowed Google to leverage Luxottica's expertise in eyewear design and distribution to enhance the appeal and availability of Google Glass to a wider consumer market.

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  • 26. 

    Name the declaration under which Russia was suspended from Group of 8 countries (G-8) over its annexation of Crimea peninsula

    • A.

      The Hague declaration

    • B.

      G-8 declaration

    • C.

      Declaration of suspension

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    A. The Hague declaration
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Hague declaration. This declaration refers to the decision made by the Group of 8 countries (G-8) to suspend Russia from the group due to its annexation of Crimea peninsula. The Hague declaration was a response to Russia's violation of international law and the principles of territorial integrity. This decision was significant as it demonstrated the international community's condemnation of Russia's actions and its commitment to upholding international norms and principles.

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  • 27. 

    Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) recently announced to provide Universal Account Number to PF account holders from 

    • A.

      1 September 2016

    • B.

      1 October 2014

    • C.

      1 March 2015

    • D.

      1 March 2015

    Correct Answer
    B. 1 October 2014
    Explanation
    EPFO announced to provide Universal Account Number to PF account holders from 1 October 2014. This means that starting from this date, all PF account holders would be assigned a unique Universal Account Number.

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  • 28. 

    Name the virus detected by Cert-In recently which affects the Android based smart phones? 

    • A.

      Tendroid

    • B.

      Dendroid

    • C.

      Anderoid

    • D.

      TrueVirus

    Correct Answer
    B. Dendroid
    Explanation
    Cert-In recently detected the virus called Dendroid, which specifically targets Android-based smartphones. This virus poses a significant threat to the security and privacy of Android users. It is important for users to be aware of this virus and take necessary precautions to protect their devices from potential harm.

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  • 29. 

    SEBI announced to release FATCA compliance norms in the fiscal year 2014-15. FATCA stands for?

    • A.

      Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

    • B.

      Foreign Act of Tax Compliance account

    • C.

      Foreign Asset Tax Compliance Act

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act
    Explanation
    SEBI, the Securities and Exchange Board of India, announced its intention to release FATCA compliance norms in the fiscal year 2014-15. FATCA stands for Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, which is a United States legislation designed to combat tax evasion by US citizens holding assets in foreign financial institutions. This act requires foreign financial institutions to report information about US account holders to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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  • 30. 

    Who is the brand Ambassador of Earth Hour 2014?

    • A.

      Aamir khan

    • B.

      Hrithik Roshan

    • C.

      Arjun Kapoor

    • D.

      Sonam Kapoor

    Correct Answer
    C. Arjun Kapoor
    Explanation
    Arjun Kapoor is the brand ambassador of Earth Hour 2014 because he was chosen by the organizers to promote and raise awareness about the event. As the brand ambassador, he would have been responsible for endorsing and supporting the Earth Hour initiative, encouraging people to participate in the event and take action towards protecting the environment.

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  • 31. 

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently extended the timeline for full implementation of Basel III norms by

    • A.

      2015

    • B.

      2017

    • C.

      2019

    • D.

      2020

    Correct Answer
    A. 2015
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2015 because the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently extended the timeline for full implementation of Basel III norms by 2015. This means that banks in India will have until 2015 to fully comply with the Basel III norms, which are a set of international banking regulations aimed at improving the stability and resilience of the banking sector. By extending the timeline, the RBI is giving banks more time to meet the requirements of Basel III and ensure a smooth transition to the new regulatory framework.

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