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  • 1. 

    Who won the Millennium Technology Prize 2014 given in the second week of April 2014?

    • A.

      Physicist Stuart Parkin

    • B.

      Chemist Roger S Goody

    • C.

      Physicist Saul Perlmutter

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Physicist Stuart Parkin
    Explanation
    Stuart Parkin won the Millennium Technology Prize 2014.

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  • 2. 

    Who discovered the non-insulin drug candidate for diabetic patients in the second week of April 2014?

    • A.

      William Bayliss

    • B.

      Murray Gell-Mann

    • C.

      Arnab De

    • D.

      Paul Dirac

    Correct Answer
    C. Arnab De
    Explanation
    Arnab De discovered the non-insulin drug candidate for diabetic patients in the second week of April 2014.

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  • 3. 

    Recently one of the stone-age tribes of India casted their votes for the first time for the Lok Sabha Elections 2014. What is the name of the tribe?

    • A.

      Jarawa

    • B.

      Kammara

    • C.

      Khampti

    • D.

      Shompens

    Correct Answer
    D. Shompens
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Shompens. The question asks for the name of the tribe that recently casted their votes for the first time in the Lok Sabha Elections 2014 in India. Out of the given options, Shompens is the only tribe that fits this description.

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  • 4. 

    Ebola detected recently in Guinea of African Continent is caused by

    • A.

      Virus

    • B.

      Bacteria

    • C.

      Fungi

    • D.

      Anopheles mosquito

    Correct Answer
    A. Virus
    Explanation
    Ebola, which was recently detected in Guinea, is caused by a virus. Viruses are infectious agents that can only replicate inside the cells of living organisms. Ebola virus belongs to the family Filoviridae and is responsible for causing Ebola virus disease (EVD). It is transmitted to humans through contact with infected animals, such as fruit bats or primates, and can then spread between humans through direct contact with bodily fluids. The virus causes severe illness, including fever, fatigue, muscle pain, and in some cases, internal and external bleeding.

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  • 5. 

    Who won the Bahrain Grand Prix on 7 April 2014?

    • A.

      Nico Rosberg

    • B.

      Lewis Hamilton

    • C.

      Vettel

    • D.

      Nico Hulkenberg

    Correct Answer
    B. Lewis Hamilton
    Explanation
    Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix on 7 April 2014.

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  • 6. 

    Name the team that replaced India from the top position in the rankings of ICC Twenty20 rankings released on 8 April 2014?

    • A.

      England

    • B.

      South Africa

    • C.

      Sri Lanka

    • D.

      Australia

    Correct Answer
    C. Sri Lanka
    Explanation
    Sri Lanka replaced India from the top position in the ICC Twenty20 rankings released on 8 April 2014.

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  • 7. 

    Name the demographer who died recently and was known for coining the term BIMARU to indicate the low level of progress in some States of Northern India?

    • A.

      B R Ambedkhar

    • B.

      Satish Kumar

    • C.

      Asish Bose

    • D.

      Raj Krishna

    Correct Answer
    C. Asish Bose
    Explanation
    Asish Bose is the correct answer because he was a demographer who recently passed away and was known for coining the term BIMARU. BIMARU is used to describe the low level of progress in some States of Northern India.

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  • 8. 

    Name the first aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy that was sold for 60 crore rupees in the first week of April 2014?

    • A.

      INS Vikrant

    • B.

      INS Arihant

    • C.

      INS Vikramaditya

    • D.

      INS Viraat

    Correct Answer
    A. INS Vikrant
    Explanation
    INS Vikrant was the first aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy that was sold for 60 crore rupees in the first week of April 2014.

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  • 9. 

    Sri Lanka on 6 April 2014 won the ICC Twenty World Cup 2014 title after defeating India by six wickets in the final match at Shere Bangla stadium of Mirpur, Dhaka. Who was adjudged as the Man of the series of the tournament?

    • A.

      Lasith Malinga

    • B.

      Virant Kohli

    • C.

      Kumar Sangakkara

    • D.

      MS Dhoni

    Correct Answer
    B. Virant Kohli
    Explanation
    Virat Kohli was adjudged as the Man of the series of the ICC Twenty World Cup 2014 tournament. This means that he performed exceptionally well throughout the tournament and made significant contributions to his team's success. His consistent performance and impactful batting must have impressed the judges, leading to him being awarded the prestigious title of Man of the series.

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  • 10. 

    Seven Anacondas will be brought in India to be kept in the Delhi zoo. The anacondas will be brought over from?

    • A.

      Jacksonville and Gardens Zoo in Northeast Florida

    • B.

      Dehiwala zoo in Sri Lanka

    • C.

      3400 W Girard Ave Zoo in Philadelphia

    • D.

      Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington

    Correct Answer
    B. Dehiwala zoo in Sri Lanka
  • 11. 

    India was defeated by Sri Lanka in the ICC Twenty World Cup 2014 final match at Shere Bangla stadium of Mirpur, Dhaka. Who captained the Sri Lankan side in the final?

    • A.

      Lasith Malinga

    • B.

      Mahela Jayawardena

    • C.

      Kumar Sangakkara

    • D.

      Lahiru Thirimanne

    Correct Answer
    A. Lasith Malinga
    Explanation
    Lasith Malinga captained the Sri Lankan side in the final match of the ICC Twenty World Cup 2014.

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  • 12. 

    Who was recently crowned as the fbb Femina Miss India 2014?

    • A.

      Navneer Kaur Dhillion

    • B.

      Jhataleka Malhotra

    • C.

      Koyal Rana

    • D.

      Gail Nicole Da’Silva

    Correct Answer
    C. Koyal Rana
    Explanation
    Koyal Rana was recently crowned as the fbb Femina Miss India 2014.

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  • 13. 

    Name the team that won the 4th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2014 (Division A) by defeating Odisha 6-2 in the finals at Chennai, Tamil Nadu?

    • A.

      Punjab

    • B.

      Jharkhand

    • C.

      West Bengal

    • D.

      Haryana

    Correct Answer
    A. Punjab
    Explanation
    Punjab won the 4th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2014 (Division A) by defeating Odisha 6-2 in the finals at Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

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  • 14. 

    Iwao Hakamada, the Japanese boxer was recently awarded with an honorary championship belt by World Boxing Council (WBC). Hakamada was freed from death row on 27 March 2014 after how many years in prison following a murder conviction?

    • A.

      28

    • B.

      36

    • C.

      48

    • D.

      52

    Correct Answer
    C. 48
    Explanation
    Iwao Hakamada was awarded an honorary championship belt by the World Boxing Council (WBC) after being released from death row on 27 March 2014. He had spent 48 years in prison following a murder conviction.

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  • 15. 

    Name the renowned cinematographer and Dada Saheb Phalke awardee, who died on 7 April 2014 at his residence in Shankarapuram?

    • A.

      B. N. Sircar

    • B.

      V K Murthy

    • C.

      Pankaj Mullick

    • D.

      Raichand Boral

    Correct Answer
    B. V K Murthy
    Explanation
    V K Murthy is the renowned cinematographer and Dada Saheb Phalke awardee who died on 7 April 2014 at his residence in Shankarapuram.

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  • 16. 

    Name the novel of Indian American novelist, Jhumpa Lahiri’s that has been shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction on 8 April 2014.

    • A.

      Americanah

    • B.

      The Undertaking

    • C.

      Burial Rites

    • D.

      Lowland

    Correct Answer
    D. Lowland
    Explanation
    Jhumpa Lahiri's novel "Lowland" was shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction on 8 April 2014.

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  • 17. 

    Name the city which on 7 April 2014 received its first passenger train?

    • A.

      Itanagar the capital of Arunachal Pradesh

    • B.

      Dispur, the capital of Assam

    • C.

      Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram

    • D.

      Agartala, the capital of Tripura

    Correct Answer
    A. Itanagar the capital of Arunachal Pradesh
    Explanation
    Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, received its first passenger train on 7 April 2014.

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  • 18. 

    Match the following Important personalities        Filed to which they belong A. MS Dhoni                           1. Author of A Girl is a Half-formed Thing B. Heena Sindhu                  2. Captain of captain of the ICC World T20 team C. Jhumpa Lahiri                  3. World’s Number One in 10 meters air pistol event D. Eimear McBride               4. Author of novel Lowland

    • A.

      4 3 2 1

    • B.

      4 3 1 2

    • C.

      2 3 4 1

    • D.

      2 1 4 3

    Correct Answer
    C. 2 3 4 1
  • 19. 

    The lawmakers of Spain on 8 April 2014 voted to reject the request by the authorities of a region to hold a referendum on independence on 9 November 2014. Name the region whose authorities have sent the referendum proposal?

    • A.

      Cantabria

    • B.

      La Rioja

    • C.

      Navarre

    • D.

      Catalonia

    Correct Answer
    D. Catalonia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Catalonia. On 8 April 2014, the lawmakers of Spain voted against the request by the authorities of Catalonia to hold a referendum on independence on 9 November 2014. Catalonia, a region in northeastern Spain, has long been seeking independence from the rest of the country. This rejection by the Spanish lawmakers further fueled the separatist sentiment in Catalonia and led to increased tensions between the region and the Spanish government.

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  • 20. 

    World Bank on 9 April 2014 projected that the economic growth rate of India for the fiscal year 2014-2015 will be

    • A.

      5.5%

    • B.

      5.7%

    • C.

      6.1%

    • D.

      6.6%

    Correct Answer
    A. 5.5%
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 5.5%. This means that according to the World Bank's projection, the economic growth rate of India for the fiscal year 2014-2015 is expected to be 5.5%.

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  • 21. 

    Name the first Indian cricketer, who has featured on the cover page of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack published in London?

    • A.

      Sunil Gavaskar

    • B.

      Kapil Dev

    • C.

      Virat Kohli

    • D.

      Sachin Tendulkar

    Correct Answer
    D. Sachin Tendulkar
    Explanation
    Sachin Tendulkar is the first Indian cricketer to feature on the cover page of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack published in London. This is a prestigious honor as the Almanack is considered the Bible of cricket and has been published since 1864. Tendulkar's inclusion on the cover page highlights his immense contribution to the sport and his status as one of the greatest cricketers of all time.

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  • 22. 

    What is the name of the battery unveiled by an Israeli startup on 8 April 2014 that charges a smartphone in less than 30 seconds?

    • A.

      MamoDot

    • B.

      SpeedoDot

    • C.

      Nanodots

    • D.

      Bulletdots

    Correct Answer
    C. Nanodots
    Explanation
    Nanodots is the correct answer because it is the name of the battery unveiled by an Israeli startup on 8 April 2014 that charges a smartphone in less than 30 seconds.

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  • 23. 

    Ernesto Gainza on 7 April 2014 set a new Guinness record for skydiving using the world's smallest parachute. He belongs to which country?

    • A.

      USA

    • B.

      UAE

    • C.

      UK

    • D.

      Saudi Arabia

    Correct Answer
    B. UAE
    Explanation
    Ernesto Gainza set a new Guinness record for skydiving using the world's smallest parachute on 7 April 2014. Based on this information, it can be inferred that he belongs to the UAE.

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  • 24. 

    Who has been re-elected as the Prime Minister of Hungary on 8 April 2014 for a consecutive second term?

    • A.

      Attila Mesterhazy

    • B.

      Viktor Orban

    • C.

      Gordon Bajnai

    • D.

      Peter Medgyessy

    Correct Answer
    B. Viktor Orban
    Explanation
    Viktor Orban has been re-elected as the Prime Minister of Hungary on 8 April 2014 for a consecutive second term.

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  • 25. 

    Which Indian industrialist on 10 April 2014 was appointed as a member of the Board of Boao Forum for Asia (BFA)?

    • A.

      Mukesh Ambani

    • B.

      N Narayan Murthy

    • C.

      Ratan Tata

    • D.

      Gautam Adani

    Correct Answer
    C. Ratan Tata
    Explanation
    Ratan Tata was appointed as a member of the Board of Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) on 10 April 2014. Boao Forum for Asia is a non-profit organization that aims to promote economic integration and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. Ratan Tata, as a prominent Indian industrialist and former chairman of Tata Sons, has vast experience and knowledge in the business sector, making him a suitable candidate for this position.

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  • 26. 

    According to a recently released data, after how many years India became a net exporter of steel?

    • A.

      5 years

    • B.

      7 years

    • C.

      10 years

    • D.

      6 years

    Correct Answer
    D. 6 years
    Explanation
    India became a net exporter of steel after 6 years. This means that it took India 6 years to start exporting more steel than it imported. This could be due to various factors such as increased production capacity, improved quality of steel, or increased demand for Indian steel in the international market. Regardless of the specific reasons, the data shows that India achieved this milestone after 6 years.

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  • 27. 

    Who won the Singapore Open 2014 of badminton on 13 April 2014?

    • A.

      Lee Chong Wei, Malaysia

    • B.

      Saina Nehwal, India

    • C.

      P V Sidhu, India

    • D.

      Simon Santoso, Indonesia

    Correct Answer
    D. Simon Santoso, Indonesia
    Explanation
    Simon Santoso won the Singapore Open 2014 of badminton on 13 April 2014.

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  • 28. 

    Recently Iran and Pakistan conducted a Joint Military Exercise to promote the military cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad. Where was the exercise held?

    • A.

      Tehran

    • B.

      Lahore

    • C.

      Strait of Hormuz

    • D.

      Aligoodarz

    Correct Answer
    C. Strait of Hormuz
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Strait of Hormuz. The question asks where the joint military exercise between Iran and Pakistan was held. The exercise took place in the Strait of Hormuz, which is a strategically important waterway located between Iran and Oman. This exercise aimed to enhance military cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad and strengthen their capabilities in the region.

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  • 29. 

    Which country won the T20 Women Cricket World Cup 2014

    • A.

      England

    • B.

      Australia

    • C.

      New Zealand

    • D.

      South Africa

    Correct Answer
    B. Australia
    Explanation
    Australia won the T20 Women Cricket World Cup in 2014.

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  • 30. 

    Which Indian pharmaceutical company announced on 7 April 2014 to buy the Ranbaxy for an amount of 3.2 billion dollars?

    • A.

      Cipla

    • B.

      Sun Pharma

    • C.

      Wockhardt

    • D.

      Diachii

    Correct Answer
    B. Sun Pharma
    Explanation
    Sun Pharma announced on 7 April 2014 that it would acquire Ranbaxy for 3.2 billion dollars.

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