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  • 1. 

    Who won the Australian Open men’s singles title on 26 January 2014?

    • A.

      Rafael Nadal

    • B.

      Roger Federer

    • C.

      Andy Murray

    • D.

      Stanislas Wawrinka

    Correct Answer
    D. Stanislas Wawrinka
    Explanation
    Stanislas Wawrinka won the Australian Open men's singles title on 26 January 2014.

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  • 2. 

    Who won the Mixed doubles tennis titles at Australian Open 2014?

    • A.

      Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Nestor

    • B.

      Sania Mirza and Horia Tecau

    • C.

      Ana Ivanovic and Rafael Nadal

    • D.

      Li Na and Andy Murray

    Correct Answer
    A. Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Nestor
    Explanation
    Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Nestor won the Mixed doubles tennis titles at the Australian Open 2014.

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  • 3. 

    Who won the Australian Open women’s singles title?

    • A.

      Dominika Cibulkova

    • B.

      Li Na

    • C.

      Serena Williams

    • D.

      Ana Ivanovic

    Correct Answer
    B. Li Na
    Explanation
    Li Na won the Australian Open women's singles title.

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  • 4. 

    Which country won the gold in the men’s basketball in the Lusofonia Games 2014?

    • A.

      Angola

    • B.

      Brazil

    • C.

      Mozambique

    • D.

      India

    Correct Answer
    D. India
    Explanation
    India won the gold in the men's basketball in the Lusofonia Games 2014.

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  • 5. 

    Ela Gandhi, the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi was awarded in South Africa on 26 January 2014 for her lifetime contribution to the freedom struggle in South Africa. She received which award from the South Africa government?

    • A.

      Amadelkufa

    • B.

      Umkhonto we Sizwe

    • C.

      Spear of the Nation

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Amadelkufa
    Explanation
    Ela Gandhi, the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, was awarded the Amadelkufa award by the South African government on 26 January 2014. This award was given to her in recognition of her lifetime contribution to the freedom struggle in South Africa.

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  • 6. 

    Which country has won the female gold in Basketball match played in Lusofonia Games 2014?

    • A.

      Angola

    • B.

      Brazil

    • C.

      Mozambique

    • D.

      India

    Correct Answer
    C. Mozambique
    Explanation
    Mozambique has won the female gold in the Basketball match played in Lusofonia Games 2014.

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  • 7. 

    Which division bench of Allahabad High Court of Uttar Pradesh on 31 January 2014 directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe into the alleged misappropriation of funds in seven districts that was provided for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA) from the centre?

    • A.

      Division bench of Meerut Court

    • B.

      Division bench of Bareilly Court

    • C.

      Division bench of Lucknow Court

    • D.

      None of the following

    Correct Answer
    C. Division bench of Lucknow Court
    Explanation
    The division bench of Lucknow Court on 31 January 2014 directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate the alleged misappropriation of funds in seven districts that were provided for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA) from the center.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following nations is not a member of the Lusofonia Games 2014?

    • A.

      Cape Verde

    • B.

      Sao Tome and Principe

    • C.

      Timor-Leste

    • D.

      Bangladesh

    Correct Answer
    D. Bangladesh
    Explanation
    Bangladesh is not a member of the Lusofonia Games 2014 because it is not a Portuguese-speaking nation. The Lusofonia Games is a multinational multi-sport event for Portuguese-speaking countries, and Bangladesh does not meet this criteria.

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  • 9. 

    Who is the army chief of Egypt, who has been promoted to the rank of Field Marshal, the highest in the Egyptian military?

    • A.

      Hussein Tamtawi

    • B.

      Fattah al-Sisi

    • C.

      Sedky Sobhy

    • D.

      Mulazim Thani

    Correct Answer
    B. Fattah al-Sisi
    Explanation
    Fattah al-Sisi is the correct answer because he is the army chief of Egypt who has been promoted to the rank of Field Marshal, the highest in the Egyptian military.

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  • 10. 

    Name the programme that has planned to release up to 25 vultures into the 30000 kilometer square safe zone following the decrease of vulture population at an alarming pace?

    • A.

      Saving Asia’s Vultures from Extinction (SAVE)

    • B.

      International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of threatened Specie

    • C.

      BirdLife International Vulture Zone (BIVZ)

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Saving Asia’s Vultures from Extinction (SAVE)
    Explanation
    The programme that has planned to release up to 25 vultures into the 30000 kilometer square safe zone following the decrease of vulture population at an alarming pace is Saving Asia’s Vultures from Extinction (SAVE).

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  • 11. 

    New Zealand on 31 January 2014 won the five match ODI Series against India by 4-0. What was the venue for the fifth ODI match?

    • A.

      Queenstown Events Centre at Queenstown

    • B.

      Westpac Stadium at Wellington

    • C.

      Auckland Domain at Grafton

    • D.

      Pukekura Park at New Plymouth

    Correct Answer
    B. Westpac Stadium at Wellington
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Westpac Stadium at Wellington. This is because the question asks for the venue of the fifth ODI match between New Zealand and India, and Westpac Stadium in Wellington was the venue for that match.

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  • 12. 

    Name the veterinary drug that is effecting the population of vulture by killing them and not allowing them to reproduce?

    • A.

      Anorexia

    • B.

      Sulfonamides

    • C.

      Streptomycin

    • D.

      Diclofenac

    Correct Answer
    D. Diclofenac
    Explanation
    Diclofenac is the veterinary drug that is affecting the population of vultures by killing them and not allowing them to reproduce. This drug is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is commonly used to treat pain and inflammation in animals. However, when vultures consume the carcasses of animals that have been treated with diclofenac, it causes renal failure and death in the vultures. Additionally, diclofenac has been found to have a negative impact on the reproductive abilities of vultures, further contributing to their declining population.

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  • 13. 

    Which three species of vultures that are critically endangered has declined by more than 97 percent since 1990s?

    • A.

      Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture and Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture

    • B.

      Oriental white-backed, Long-billed and Slender-billed vulture

    • C.

      Greater Yellow-headed Vulture, California condor and Andean Condor

    • D.

      King Vulture, Oriental white-backed and Long-billed

    Correct Answer
    B. Oriental white-backed, Long-billed and Slender-billed vulture
    Explanation
    The Oriental white-backed, Long-billed, and Slender-billed vultures are the three critically endangered species that have declined by more than 97 percent since the 1990s.

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  • 14. 

    Central Statistics Office (CSO) of India on 31 January 2014 announced that economy might have expanded by 4.5 percent in fiscal year 2012-13 when compared to the previous estimate. What was the earlier estimate?

    • A.

      6 percent

    • B.

      5 percent

    • C.

      4 percent

    • D.

      3 percent

    Correct Answer
    B. 5 percent
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 5 percent. This is because the Central Statistics Office (CSO) of India announced that the economy might have expanded by 4.5 percent in fiscal year 2012-13 when compared to the previous estimate. Since the earlier estimate was 5 percent, it means that the CSO revised their estimate downwards by 0.5 percent.

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  • 15. 

    US on 31 January 2014 warned China against any move to declare a new Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) over

    • A.

      South China Sea

    • B.

      Senkaku Islands

    • C.

      Socotra Rock (known as Suyan Jiao in China)

    • D.

      Yonaguni Island

    Correct Answer
    A. South China Sea
    Explanation
    The correct answer is South China Sea. The US warned China against declaring a new Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea. This indicates that the US is concerned about China's potential expansion of its territorial claims in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. The US has been advocating for freedom of navigation and has opposed any unilateral actions that could escalate tensions in the region.

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  • 16. 

    Union Government of India on 30 January 2014 signed a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) for avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income with a nation. Name the nation?

    • A.

      Finland

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Fiji

    • D.

      Georgia

    Correct Answer
    C. Fiji
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Fiji. The Union Government of India signed a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with Fiji on 30 January 2014. This agreement aims to avoid double taxation and prevent fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income between the two nations.

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  • 17. 

    Who has been appointed as the CMD of Shipping Corporation of India by the government as the post was vacant since December 2012?

    • A.

      Arun Kumar Gupta

    • B.

      S Hajara

    • C.

      BK Mandal

    • D.

      Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum

    Correct Answer
    A. Arun Kumar Gupta
    Explanation
    Arun Kumar Gupta has been appointed as the CMD of Shipping Corporation of India by the government. The post had been vacant since December 2012.

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  • 18. 

    Name the two states that have scrapped its approval for the foreign direct investment in multi-brand retailing?

    • A.

      Delhi and Rajasthan

    • B.

      Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh

    • C.

      Delhi and Chhattisgarh

    • D.

      Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh

    Correct Answer
    A. Delhi and Rajasthan
    Explanation
    Delhi and Rajasthan have scrapped their approval for foreign direct investment in multi-brand retailing. This means that these two states have decided to discontinue allowing foreign companies to invest in the retail sector. This could be due to various reasons such as concerns over the impact on local businesses, opposition from political parties or public sentiment against foreign investment in retail. By scrapping their approval, Delhi and Rajasthan are restricting the entry of foreign companies into their retail markets.

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  • 19. 

    A Seminar on Indo-Dutch Collaboration on Sports was organized on 30th January 2014 at

    • A.

      Wagener Stadium in Amstelveen

    • B.

      Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi

    • C.

      Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise

    • D.

      Reunion Arena in Dallas

    Correct Answer
    B. Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi. This is the correct answer because the question asks where a seminar on Indo-Dutch Collaboration on Sports was organized on 30th January 2014. The Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi is a well-known sports venue in India and would be a suitable location for such a seminar.

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  • 20. 

    Kathy Cross on 30 January 2014 became the first woman to be appointed in an International Cricket Council (ICC) umpires panel. She belongs to which country?

    • A.

      Australia

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      South Africa

    • D.

      South Africa

    Correct Answer
    D. South Africa
    Explanation
    Kathy Cross, on 30 January 2014, became the first woman to be appointed in an International Cricket Council (ICC) umpires panel. This suggests that Kathy Cross is a female umpire, and she belongs to South Africa.

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  • 21. 

    Government of India on 31 January 2014 launched a portal in Britain on a famous personality of India with an aim to popularise about him among British Indian children. Name the personality

    • A.

      Jawahar Lal Nehru

    • B.

      Subhash Chandra Bose

    • C.

      Mahatma Gandhi

    • D.

      Gopal Krishna Gokhale

    Correct Answer
    C. Mahatma Gandhi
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mahatma Gandhi. The Government of India launched a portal in Britain to popularize information about Mahatma Gandhi among British Indian children. This initiative aimed to educate and create awareness about the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, who played a significant role in India's freedom struggle and is considered a symbol of peace and non-violence worldwide. By providing access to information about Mahatma Gandhi through the portal, the Indian government hoped to inspire and educate the younger generation about his principles and values.

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  • 22. 

    The Government of India on 30 January 2014 raised the cap on number of LPG cylinders that an individual can avail in a year. The number raised is

    • A.

      9

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    B. 12
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 12. The Government of India raised the cap on the number of LPG cylinders that an individual can avail in a year to 12. This means that individuals can now receive up to 12 LPG cylinders in a year instead of a lower number. This decision was made on 30 January 2014, indicating that it was a recent change in policy.

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  • 23. 

    Which song was withdrawn from the Best Song nomination category by the Oscar Academy on 30 January 2014?

    • A.

      Alone Yet Not Alone

    • B.

      Variety Noted

    • C.

      The Godfather

    • D.

      I am not a Man

    Correct Answer
    A. Alone Yet Not Alone
    Explanation
    The song "Alone Yet Not Alone" was withdrawn from the Best Song nomination category by the Oscar Academy on 30 January 2014.

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  • 24. 

    Union Cabinet approved the second phase of the Bangalore Metro Rail Project to improve public transport in the city on 30 January 2014. The name of the Bangalore Metro is

    • A.

      Amma Metro

    • B.

      Namma Metro

    • C.

      Bengaluru Metro

    • D.

      Dakshin Metro

    Correct Answer
    B. Namma Metro
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Namma Metro. The explanation for this is that "Namma" means "our" in the Kannada language, which is the regional language of Bangalore. The name Namma Metro was chosen to reflect the pride and ownership of the project by the people of Bangalore.

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  • 25. 

    According to the data released by IAMAI, by June 2014 the internet user base in India is projected to reach

    • A.

      240 million

    • B.

      140 million

    • C.

      243 million

    • D.

      143 million

    Correct Answer
    C. 243 million
    Explanation
    According to the data released by IAMAI, the projected internet user base in India by June 2014 is 243 million. This means that the number of internet users in India is expected to reach 243 million by that time.

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  • 26. 

    Which Indian shooter's score set in Munich Shooting World Cup in November 2013 was recently recognised as the world record by the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF)?

    • A.

      Anjali Bhagwat

    • B.

      Ranjan Singh Sodhi

    • C.

      Anu Raj Singh

    • D.

      Heena Sandhu

    Correct Answer
    D. Heena Sandhu
    Explanation
    Heena Sandhu's score set in the Munich Shooting World Cup in November 2013 was recently recognized as the world record by the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF).

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  • 27. 

    According to the recently released data by Reuters, India overtook Japan to become the third largest importer of

    • A.

      Crude Oil

    • B.

      Military hardware

    • C.

      Edible Oils

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Crude Oil
    Explanation
    India has recently surpassed Japan to become the third largest importer of crude oil. This information is based on the data released by Reuters. The statement does not mention anything about the import of military hardware or edible oils, so the correct answer is only "Crude Oil".

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  • 28. 

    Which country of African continent has decide to use Indian rupee as a legal tender?

    • A.

      Namibia

    • B.

      Zimbabwe

    • C.

      Zambia

    • D.

      Sudan

    Correct Answer
    B. Zimbabwe
    Explanation
    Zimbabwe has decided to use the Indian rupee as a legal tender. This means that the Indian rupee will be accepted as a form of payment in Zimbabwe, alongside the local currency. This decision could have been made due to various reasons such as economic ties between the two countries, trade agreements, or a need for currency stability.

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  • 29. 

    Which one of the following Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) has not joined hands to set up the World's largest solar power project in Rajasthan?

    • A.

      Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam

    • B.

      Solar Energy Corporation of India

    • C.

      Bharat Heavy Electronics Limited

    • D.

      National Thermal Power Corporation

    Correct Answer
    D. National Thermal Power Corporation
    Explanation
    The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is the correct answer because it has not joined hands to set up the World's largest solar power project in Rajasthan. The other three options, Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam, Solar Energy Corporation of India, and Bharat Heavy Electronics Limited, have collaborated to establish the project. NTPC's absence from the list of collaborating PSUs indicates that it has not participated in this particular venture.

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  • 30. 

    Who has been appointed as the CEO and MD of Tata Global Beverages Limited on 28 January 2014?

    • A.

      Ram Krishnamurthy

    • B.

      Vineet Nayar

    • C.

      Ajoy Mishra

    • D.

      Karl Slym

    Correct Answer
    C. Ajoy Mishra
    Explanation
    Ajoy Mishra has been appointed as the CEO and MD of Tata Global Beverages Limited on 28 January 2014.

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  • 31. 

    Who has been awarded the 2014 Ramanujan Mathematics Award on 27 January 2014?

    • A.

      Ramdorai Sujatha

    • B.

      Marcelo Viana

    • C.

      J J Rawal

    • D.

      Anand Kumar

    Correct Answer
    D. Anand Kumar
    Explanation
    Anand Kumar has been awarded the 2014 Ramanujan Mathematics Award on 27 January 2014.

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  • 32. 

    Which Album has won the Best Album of the Year at the 56th Grammy Awards?

    • A.

      Get Lucky

    • B.

      Random Access Memories

    • C.

      Royals

    • D.

      Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well

    Correct Answer
    B. Random Access Memories
    Explanation
    Random Access Memories won the Best Album of the Year at the 56th Grammy Awards.

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  • 33. 

    India Inclusive Innovation Fund was launched on 27 January 2014 by

    • A.

      National Innovation Council

    • B.

      Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

    • C.

      Ministry of Rural Development

    • D.

      Both (a) and (b)

    Correct Answer
    D. Both (a) and (b)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is both (a) and (b). The India Inclusive Innovation Fund was launched on 27 January 2014 by both the National Innovation Council and the Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. This collaborative effort between the two entities aimed to support and promote inclusive innovation in India. By combining the expertise and resources of both organizations, the fund could effectively address the needs of micro, small, and medium enterprises and foster innovation across various sectors.

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