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  • 1. 

    Name the woman who has been recently appointed as the Next Chief Justice of Delhi High Court?

    • A.

      Justice Gita Mittal

    • B.

      Justice Gorla Rohini

    • C.

      Justice Reva Khetrapal

    • D.

      Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed

    Correct Answer
    B. Justice Gorla Rohini
    Explanation
    Justice Gorla Rohini has been recently appointed as the Next Chief Justice of Delhi High Court.

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  • 2. 

    Name the report released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which has highlighted that Arab countries will have to come up with bold economic policy reforms for economic stability and job creation?

    • A.

      New Horizons-Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transitions

    • B.

      Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transitions – the new Horizons

    • C.

      Towards New Horizons-Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transitions

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Towards New Horizons-Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transitions
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Towards New Horizons-Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transitions." This report released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) emphasizes the need for Arab countries to implement bold economic policy reforms in order to achieve economic stability and create more job opportunities. The report specifically focuses on the economic transformation of Arab countries during political transitions, highlighting the importance of implementing effective economic policies to support sustainable development in the region.

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  • 3. 

    The book titled The Accidental Prime Minister: the making and unmaking of Manmohan Singh' is authored by

    • A.

      PC Parekh

    • B.

      Sanjaya Baru

    • C.

      Chetan Bhagat

    • D.

      Nikhil Chandwani

    Correct Answer
    B. Sanjaya Baru
    Explanation
    The book titled "The Accidental Prime Minister: the making and unmaking of Manmohan Singh" is authored by Sanjaya Baru.

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  • 4. 

    A state Government has refused to repatriate all the Bru refugees lodged in six Tripura relief camps within three months. Name the state that has refused to repatriate the Bru Refugees within 3 months?

    • A.

      Assam

    • B.

      Sikkim

    • C.

      Manipur

    • D.

      Mizoram

    Correct Answer
    D. Mizoram
    Explanation
    Mizoram has refused to repatriate all the Bru refugees within three months.

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  • 5. 

    Name the team that won the National Syed Mustaq Ali Cricket T20 Trophy title 2014?

    • A.

      Uttar Pradesh

    • B.

      Baroda

    • C.

      Mumbai

    • D.

      Delhi

    Correct Answer
    B. Baroda
    Explanation
    Baroda won the National Syed Mustaq Ali Cricket T20 Trophy title in 2014.

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  • 6. 

    Along which coast of India a 45-day long ban on fishing was imposed from the midnight on 14 April 2014?

    • A.

      East Coast

    • B.

      West coast

    • C.

      Along the coast of A & N Islands

    • D.

      Both (a) & (b)

    Correct Answer
    A. East Coast
    Explanation
    A 45-day long ban on fishing was imposed from the midnight on 14 April 2014 along the East Coast of India. This ban was likely put in place to protect marine life and allow for their breeding and replenishment. Fishing bans are often implemented during certain times of the year to ensure sustainable fishing practices and prevent overfishing.

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  • 7. 

    Who won the Women’s Champion Fiberlass Texas Open squash tournament held at Houston, United States on 14 April 2014?

    • A.

      Nour El Sherbini

    • B.

      Jan Koukal

    • C.

      Charlotte Fish

    • D.

      Svante Sandell

    Correct Answer
    A. Nour El Sherbini
    Explanation
    Nour El Sherbini won the Women's Champion Fiberlass Texas Open squash tournament held at Houston, United States on 14 April 2014.

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  • 8. 

    Supreme Court of India in its landmark judgment of 15 April 2014 recognised transgender as the third category of sex. In its judgment the Apex Court claimed transgenders as socially and economically backward. The decision came while hearing PIL (Public Interest Litigation) in which case?

    • A.

      National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) Vs Union of India & Ors

    • B.

      Shatrughan Chauhan & Anr Vs Union of India & Ors

    • C.

      Champakam Dorairajan Vs State of Madras

    • D.

      S.R. Bommai Vs Union of India

    Correct Answer
    A. National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) Vs Union of India & Ors
    Explanation
    In the landmark judgment of 15 April 2014, the Supreme Court of India recognized transgender as the third category of sex. The Apex Court claimed transgenders as socially and economically backward. This decision was made in the case of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) Vs Union of India & Ors.

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  • 9. 

    India born poet Vijay Seshadri on 14 April 2014 won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems published in 2013. Name the collection of the poems for which he was awarded?

    • A.

      The Goldfinch

    • B.

      Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation

    • C.

      The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia

    • D.

      3 Sections

    Correct Answer
    D. 3 Sections
  • 10. 

    Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on 14 April 2014 released theTrends in world military expenditure, 2013. According to this the world military expenditure in real terms has declined since 2012 by

    • A.

      1.9 percent

    • B.

      2.0 percent

    • C.

      2.5 percent

    • D.

      3.0 percent

    Correct Answer
    A. 1.9 percent
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1.9 percent. This means that the world military expenditure in real terms has decreased by 1.9 percent since 2012. This indicates that there has been a decline in the amount of money spent on military expenses globally.

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  • 11. 

    Name the author of the book Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths?

    • A.

      PC Parekh

    • B.

      Sanjaya Baru

    • C.

      RK Yadav

    • D.

      Nikhil Chandwani

    Correct Answer
    A. PC Parekh
    Explanation
    The author of the book "Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths" is PC Parekh.

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  • 12. 

    Indian Railways launched a portal on 15 April 2014 with an aim to improve energy efficiency in Indian Railways, which will facilitate railways in saving energy up to 15 percent by the year 2020. Name the portal?

    • A.

      AIMS

    • B.

      RAILAIMED

    • C.

      RAILSAVER

    • D.

      IRCTCSAVER

    Correct Answer
    C. RAILSAVER
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "RAILSAVER". Indian Railways launched this portal in 2014 to improve energy efficiency and save up to 15% energy by 2020. The portal is aimed at facilitating the railways in achieving their energy-saving goals.

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  • 13. 

    Name the director of Ship of Theseus that was selected as the Best picture film at 61st National Film Awards for 2013 announced in New Delhi on 16 April 2014

    • A.

      Nagraj Manjule

    • B.

      Balu Mahendra

    • C.

      Satish Manwar

    • D.

      Anand Gandhi

    Correct Answer
    D. Anand Gandhi
    Explanation
    Anand Gandhi is the correct answer because he was the director of the film "Ship of Theseus" which won the Best Picture award at the 61st National Film Awards for 2013. The awards were announced in New Delhi on 16 April 2014.

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  • 14. 

    Google on 14 April 2014 bought a firm that is a maker of high-altitude solar-powered drones to bring internet access to the remotest parts of the world and also to solve problems related to it. Name the firm acquired by Google?

    • A.

      Solar Drone Company Ascenta

    • B.

      Titan Aerospace

    • C.

      DeepMind Technologies

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Titan Aerospace
    Explanation
    Google acquired Titan Aerospace, a firm that specializes in making high-altitude solar-powered drones. The purpose of this acquisition was to use these drones to provide internet access to remote areas and address the challenges associated with connectivity in such regions.

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  • 15. 

    Supreme Court of India on 17 April 2014 said that the national auditor, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is empowered to audit the revenues of

    • A.

      Private Telecom Companies

    • B.

      Private Electricity Companies

    • C.

      Private Manufacturing Companies

    • D.

      All the Private Companies

    Correct Answer
    A. Private Telecom Companies
    Explanation
    The Supreme Court of India stated on 17 April 2014 that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has the authority to audit the revenues of private telecom companies.

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  • 16. 

    Name the person, who has been appointed as the 22nd Navy Chief of India?

    • A.

      Shekhar Sinha

    • B.

      Robin K Dhowan

    • C.

      Satish Soni

    • D.

      Sunil Lamba

    Correct Answer
    B. Robin K Dhowan
    Explanation
    Robin K Dhowan has been appointed as the 22nd Navy Chief of India.

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  • 17. 

    The world on 18 April 2014 celebrated the World Heritage Day to celebrate the International Day for Monuments and Sites. What is the theme for the year 2014?

    • A.

      World Heritage Convention

    • B.

      World Heritage and Sustainable Development: the Role of Local Communities

    • C.

      Heritage of Commemoration

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Heritage of Commemoration
    Explanation
    The theme for World Heritage Day in 2014 was "Heritage of Commemoration." This theme focused on recognizing and preserving sites and monuments that hold historical and cultural significance in commemorating important events or people. It aimed to raise awareness about the importance of preserving these sites and promoting their cultural value.

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  • 18. 

    The European Parliament on 15 April 2014 approved the Banking Union reforms. In this context consider the following statements I. To establish a new oversight system known as the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) under the European Central Bank (ECB) II. A fund of 55 billion euros (76 billion dollars) will be set up to cover the cost of closures. Which is/are correct?

    • A.

      I only

    • B.

      II only

    • C.

      Both I and II

    • D.

      Neither I nor II

    Correct Answer
    C. Both I and II
    Explanation
    Both statements I and II are correct. The European Parliament approved the Banking Union reforms which included the establishment of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) under the European Central Bank (ECB). This new oversight system was designed to ensure the stability and supervision of banks in the eurozone. Additionally, a fund of 55 billion euros was set up to cover the cost of bank closures, providing a financial safety net for potential crises in the banking sector.

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  • 19. 

    What is the name of a new software app was developed to help the illiterate farmers?

    • A.

      Sandesh Pathak

    • B.

      Messenger Reader

    • C.

      Sandesh Vahak

    • D.

      Padho Kishan

    Correct Answer
    A. Sandesh Pathak
  • 20. 

    Which Indian agency has set up Sports Integrity Unit on 15 April 2014 to investigate cases related to fraud in sports?

    • A.

      Central Vigilance Commission

    • B.

      Central Bureau of Investigation

    • C.

      Criminal Investigation Department

    • D.

      Union Ministry of Sports

    Correct Answer
    B. Central Bureau of Investigation
    Explanation
    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is the correct answer because it is the Indian agency that set up the Sports Integrity Unit on 15 April 2014 to investigate cases related to fraud in sports. The CBI is a premier investigative agency in India, and its establishment of the Sports Integrity Unit demonstrates its commitment to maintaining integrity in the field of sports and tackling fraudulent activities.

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  • 21. 

    Who has been appointed as the new Union Finance Secretary on 15 April 2014?

    • A.

      Ashok Singhal

    • B.

      Arvind Mayaram

    • C.

      R P Watal

    • D.

      Ravi Mathur

    Correct Answer
    B. Arvind Mayaram
    Explanation
    Arvind Mayaram has been appointed as the new Union Finance Secretary on 15 April 2014.

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  • 22. 

    Piramal Enterprises Ltd decided on 17 April 2014 to acquire 20 percent stake in which Indian company?

    • A.

      Vodafone India

    • B.

      Sundaram Finance

    • C.

      Shriram Capital

    • D.

      Sun Pharma

    Correct Answer
    C. Shriram Capital
    Explanation
    Piramal Enterprises Ltd decided to acquire a 20 percent stake in Shriram Capital, an Indian company, on 17 April 2014.

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  • 23. 

    What is Bluefin 21 which was deployed on 14 April 2014 to find the remains of the missing Malaysian airplane MH370 in the Indian Ocean?

    • A.

      A submarine

    • B.

      A robot submarine

    • C.

      An undersea buoy

    • D.

      A robot

    Correct Answer
    B. A robot submarine
    Explanation
    Bluefin 21 is a robot submarine that was deployed on 14 April 2014 to search for the remains of the missing Malaysian airplane MH370 in the Indian Ocean. This unmanned underwater vehicle is designed to dive deep into the ocean and explore areas that are difficult for humans to reach. It uses sonar technology to scan the seabed and collect data, which can then be analyzed to identify any potential debris or wreckage from the airplane. The use of a robot submarine like Bluefin 21 in this search operation highlights the advancements in technology and its ability to assist in complex and challenging tasks.

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  • 24. 

    Who won the OUE Singapore Badminton Open 2014 held in the third week of April 2014?

    • A.

      Simon Santoso, Indonesia

    • B.

      Deepika Pallikal, India

    • C.

      Saina Nehwal, India

    • D.

      Lee Chong Wei, Malaysia

    Correct Answer
    A. Simon Santoso, Indonesia
    Explanation
    Simon Santoso from Indonesia won the OUE Singapore Badminton Open 2014.

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  • 25. 

    Scientists of which University created the first 3D model of the malaria parasite genome in April 2014?

    • A.

      Harvard University

    • B.

      Indian Institute of Science

    • C.

      University of California

    • D.

      University of Washington

    Correct Answer
    C. University of California
    Explanation
    In April 2014, scientists from the University of California created the first 3D model of the malaria parasite genome. This breakthrough allowed researchers to better understand the structure and function of the parasite's DNA, which is crucial for developing effective treatments and vaccines against malaria. The University of California played a significant role in advancing our knowledge of the malaria parasite and its genetic makeup.

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  • 26. 

    According to the US Department of Homeland Security report released on 16 April 2014, temporary workers of which community accounted for the largest number of non-immigrants residing in the US in 2012?

    • A.

      Chinese

    • B.

      Mexican

    • C.

      Indian

    • D.

      African

    Correct Answer
    C. Indian
    Explanation
    According to a report by the US Department of Homeland Security, in 2012, the largest number of non-immigrants residing in the US were temporary workers from the Indian community.

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  • 27. 

    Who won the Whangarei Rally of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship held in New Zealand recently?

    • A.

      Jan Kopecky, Czech Republic

    • B.

      Glenn Macneall, Australia

    • C.

      Mark Pedder, Australia

    • D.

      Gaurav Gill, India

    Correct Answer
    D. Gaurav Gill, India
    Explanation
    Gaurav Gill from India won the Whangarei Rally of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship held in New Zealand recently.

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  • 28. 

    In April 2014, India became a net exporter of steel after how many years?

    • A.

      5 years

    • B.

      6 years

    • C.

      7 years

    • D.

      3 years

    Correct Answer
    B. 6 years
    Explanation
    In April 2014, India became a net exporter of steel after 6 years. This suggests that for the previous 6 years, India had been a net importer of steel, meaning it was importing more steel than it was exporting. However, in April 2014, the situation reversed, and India started exporting more steel than it was importing. This could be due to various factors such as increased production capacity, improved quality of steel, or changes in global demand for steel.

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  • 29. 

    What is the name of new Earth-size planet found in the habitable zone on 17 April 2014?

    • A.

      KI-238

    • B.

      KEPLER-186f

    • C.

      KOI-238

    • D.

      CHANDRA-186f

    Correct Answer
    B. KEPLER-186f
    Explanation
    Kepler-186f is the correct answer because it is the name of the new Earth-size planet discovered in the habitable zone on 17 April 2014. The other options, KI-238, KOI-238, and CHANDRA-186f, are not mentioned or associated with the discovery of a new planet in the question.

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  • 30. 

    Scientist of which University on 17 April 2014 designed the world's first floating nuclear plants?

    • A.

      Purdue University

    • B.

      Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    • C.

      Wisconsin University

    • D.

      University of Washington

    Correct Answer
    B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Explanation
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) designed the world's first floating nuclear plants. This prestigious university is known for its expertise in various fields of science and technology. The development of floating nuclear plants showcases their innovative approach and commitment to finding sustainable energy solutions. MIT's research and engineering capabilities make them a suitable candidate for such a groundbreaking project.

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