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  • 1. 

    Who has been named as the interim President of Ukraine after the impeachment of President Viktor Yanukovych 

    • A.

      Volodymyr Vynnychenko

    • B.

      Oleksandr Turchynov

    • C.

      Symon Petliura

    • D.

      Mykhailo Hrushevskyi

    Correct Answer
    B. Oleksandr Turchynov
    Explanation
    Oleksandr Turchynov has been named as the interim President of Ukraine after the impeachment of President Viktor Yanukovych.

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  • 2. 

    India on 24 February 2014 signed three MoUs for cooperation in health sector, audio-visual co-production and skill development with a country. Name the country?

    • A.

      Britain

    • B.

      Canada

    • C.

      US

    • D.

      Japan

    Correct Answer
    B. Canada
    Explanation
    India signed three MoUs with Canada on 24 February 2014 for cooperation in the health sector, audio-visual co-production, and skill development. This indicates that the correct answer is Canada.

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  • 3. 

    Name the batsman of Indian cricket team who was appointed as the brand ambassador of the Gujarat State Election Commission recently?

    • A.

      Virat Kohli

    • B.

      MS Dhoni

    • C.

      Shikhar Dhawan

    • D.

      Cheteshwar Pujara

    Correct Answer
    D. Cheteshwar Pujara
    Explanation
    Cheteshwar Pujara was recently appointed as the brand ambassador of the Gujarat State Election Commission. This means that Pujara will be representing and promoting the Gujarat State Election Commission in various capacities. As a well-known and respected cricketer, Pujara's association with the election commission will help raise awareness and encourage voter participation in the state of Gujarat.

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  • 4. 

    Name the team which emerged as the champions of the Hero Hockey India League 2014 after defeating Jaypee Punjab Warriors at Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi?

    • A.

      Delhi Waveriders

    • B.

      Ranchi Rhinos

    • C.

      Mumbai Magicians

    • D.

      Kalinga Lancers

    Correct Answer
    A. Delhi Waveriders
    Explanation
    Delhi Waveriders emerged as the champions of the Hero Hockey India League 2014 after defeating Jaypee Punjab Warriors at Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi.

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  • 5. 

    NTPC recently signed an MoU with BSPGCL and LBCPL to develop a 1320 MW (2 X 660 MW) Thermal Power Project. The projects will be developed in?

    • A.

      Ghorunda in Patna district

    • B.

      Mahammadpur in Muzaffarpur district

    • C.

      Kajra in Lakhisarai district

    • D.

      Gaya city

    Correct Answer
    C. Kajra in Lakhisarai district
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Kajra in Lakhisarai district. This is evident from the information provided in the question that NTPC signed an MoU with BSPGCL and LBCPL to develop a 1320 MW Thermal Power Project. Since Kajra in Lakhisarai district is mentioned as one of the options, it can be inferred that the project will be developed in Kajra, Lakhisarai.

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  • 6. 

    Who won the ATP Challenge Tennis title of the  100000 dollars ONGC-GAIL Open in RK Khanna Tennis stadium, New Delhi? 

    • A.

      Somdev Devvarman

    • B.

      Aleksandr Nedovyesov

    • C.

      Simone Bolelli

    • D.

      Saketh Myneni

    Correct Answer
    A. Somdev Devvarman
    Explanation
    Somdev Devvarman won the ATP Challenge Tennis title of the $100000 ONGC-GAIL Open in RK Khanna Tennis stadium, New Delhi.

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  • 7. 

    Raman Singh, the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh on 25 February 2014 announced to constitute a commission in the state to suggest changes in laws as per the geographical and social requirements of the state. Name the commission announced by him to be constituted?

    • A.

      Inter-State Boundary Commission

    • B.

      Law Commission

    • C.

      Geological Commission

    • D.

      Committee on Mines

    Correct Answer
    B. Law Commission
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Law Commission. Raman Singh, the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, announced the formation of a commission in the state to suggest changes in laws based on the geographical and social requirements of the state. This commission, known as the Law Commission, would be responsible for reviewing and recommending amendments to existing laws in order to better align them with the specific needs and circumstances of Chhattisgarh.

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  • 8. 

    Name the car that engineers of US firm Hennessey have developed as the world’s fastest car with a top speed of 435 kilometers per hour?

    • A.

      Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

    • B.

      Benz Velo

    • C.

      Venom GT

    • D.

      Jaguar XJ220

    Correct Answer
    C. Venom GT
    Explanation
    The engineers of US firm Hennessey have developed a car called Venom GT, which has been recognized as the world's fastest car with a top speed of 435 kilometers per hour.

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  • 9. 

    Name the environmentalist and social activist who was selected for the Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2013?

    • A.

      Vaclav Havel

    • B.

      Chandi Prasad Bhatt

    • C.

      John Hume

    • D.

      Coretta Scott King

    Correct Answer
    B. Chandi Prasad Bhatt
    Explanation
    Chandi Prasad Bhatt was selected for the Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2013. Bhatt is an environmentalist and social activist from India. He is known for his work in the Chipko movement, which aimed to protect forests from deforestation. Bhatt's efforts in promoting sustainable development and his commitment to non-violence align with the principles of Mahatma Gandhi, making him a deserving recipient of the Gandhi Peace Prize.

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  • 10. 

    Union Home Ministry on 27 February 2014 constituted one-man expert committee to study and examine the demand of a separate Bodoland state, which will be carved out from Assam. Name the person who will chair the committee?

    • A.

      GK Pillai

    • B.

      KT Thomas

    • C.

      VS Sampath

    • D.

      Vijay Dev

    Correct Answer
    A. GK Pillai
    Explanation
    GK Pillai will chair the one-man expert committee that was constituted by the Union Home Ministry to study and examine the demand for a separate Bodoland state.

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  • 11. 

    National Science Day is observed on?

    • A.

      26 February

    • B.

      27 February

    • C.

      28 February

    • D.

      1 March

    Correct Answer
    C. 28 February
    Explanation
    National Science Day is observed on 28 February. This day is celebrated in India to commemorate the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman on 28 February 1928. The Raman effect refers to the inelastic scattering of light by molecules, which led to Raman's Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930. National Science Day aims to promote scientific temper and inspire students and the general public to appreciate the importance of science and its role in society.

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  • 12. 

    Name the music album based on the songs written by Kapil Sibal and composed by AR Rahman?

    • A.

      Raunaq

    • B.

      Pukaar

    • C.

      Kampan

    • D.

      Rasta

    Correct Answer
    A. Raunaq
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Raunaq". This music album is named after the songs written by Kapil Sibal and composed by AR Rahman.

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  • 13. 

    Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd on 27 February 2014 launched an electric car e2o in a country. Name the country?

    • A.

      Nepal

    • B.

      Bhutan

    • C.

      Bangladesh

    • D.

      Sri Lanka

    Correct Answer
    B. Bhutan
    Explanation
    Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd launched an electric car e2o in Bhutan on 27 February 2014. This suggests that the correct answer is Bhutan.

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  • 14. 

    On 26 February 2014, the largest 130-MW Solar Power Plant of India was launched in 

    • A.

      Madhya Pradesh

    • B.

      Jharkhand

    • C.

      Gujarat

    • D.

      Maharashtra

    Correct Answer
    A. Madhya Pradesh
    Explanation
    The largest 130-MW Solar Power Plant of India was launched in Madhya Pradesh.

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  • 15. 

    Legislative Assembly of a state on 25 February 2014 passed the Water Management and Regulatory Commission Bill 2014 by Voice Vote. Name the state?

    • A.

      Goa

    • B.

      Bihar

    • C.

      Uttar Pradesh

    • D.

      Maharashtra

    Correct Answer
    C. Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Uttar Pradesh. The Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh passed the Water Management and Regulatory Commission Bill 2014 on 25 February 2014 by Voice Vote.

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  • 16. 

    Who received the Israel’s highest civilian honour, the Israeli Presidential Medal of Distinction on 25 February 2014 in Jerusalem?

    • A.

      Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    • B.

      Angela Merkel

    • C.

      Eva Peron

    • D.

      Malala Yousafzai

    Correct Answer
    B. Angela Merkel
    Explanation
    Angela Merkel received the Israeli Presidential Medal of Distinction on 25 February 2014 in Jerusalem. This award is Israel's highest civilian honour, recognizing individuals who have made significant contributions to society, peace, and humanity. Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, was honored for her unwavering support of Israel and her commitment to strengthening the relationship between Germany and Israel.

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  • 17. 

    Who became  the first Defence forces Chief to resign since independence on 26 February 2014?

    • A.

      Admiral Arun Prakash

    • B.

      Admiral Devendra K Joshi

    • C.

      Admiral R K Dhowan

    • D.

      Admiral N K Brownie

    Correct Answer
    B. Admiral Devendra K Joshi
    Explanation
    Admiral Devendra K Joshi became the first Defence forces Chief to resign since independence on 26 February 2014.

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  • 18. 

    Arrange the following countries in terms of their standing at Sochi Winter Olympics 2014. I. USA               II. Russia III. Canada IV. Norway

    • A.

      II - I - III - IV

    • B.

      II - IV - III - I

    • C.

      IV - II - I - III

    • D.

      I - II - IV - III

    Correct Answer
    B. II - IV - III - I
    Explanation
    The correct answer is II - IV - III - I. This means that Russia had the highest standing at the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014, followed by Norway, then Canada, and finally the USA.

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  • 19. 

    Consider the following statements about Sochi Winter Olympics 2014. I. It is the first Olympics in Russia since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. II. A total of 98 events in 15 winter sport disciplines were held during the Games. III. A total of 12 new competitions were introduced during the Games. IV. Official Slogan: Hot. Cool. Yours. was unveiled on 25 September 2012. Which is/are correct?

    • A.

      I, II & III

    • B.

      II, III & IV

    • C.

      I, III & IV

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The given answer "All of the above" is correct because all of the statements are true. Statement I is correct as it states that the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 was the first Olympics in Russia since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. Statement II is correct as it mentions that a total of 98 events in 15 winter sport disciplines were held during the Games. Statement III is correct as it states that a total of 12 new competitions were introduced during the Games. Statement IV is correct as it mentions that the official slogan "Hot. Cool. Yours." was unveiled on 25 September 2012.

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  • 20. 

    The mishap on which Indian Navy submarine on 26 February 2014 led to the resignation of Indian Naval Chief

    • A.

      INS Sindhuratna

    • B.

      INS Mysore

    • C.

      INS Sindhurakshak

    • D.

      INS Sangram

    Correct Answer
    A. INS Sindhuratna
    Explanation
    The mishap on INS Sindhuratna on 26 February 2014 led to the resignation of the Indian Naval Chief.

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  • 21. 

    Which Indian-born scientist, won the Protein Science Young Investigator Award for 2014 at Cambridge, UK?

    • A.

      Madan Babu

    • B.

      Dharmendra Singh

    • C.

      V K Krishnamoorthy

    • D.

      Shubama Banerjee

    Correct Answer
    A. Madan Babu
    Explanation
    Madan Babu, an Indian-born scientist, won the Protein Science Young Investigator Award for 2014 at Cambridge, UK.

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  • 22. 

    Airport Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) recently abolished User Development Fee at which airport?

    • A.

      Hyderabad Airport

    • B.

      New Delhi Airport

    • C.

      Mumbai Airport

    • D.

      Bangalore Airport

    Correct Answer
    A. Hyderabad Airport
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Hyderabad Airport. The Airport Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) recently abolished the User Development Fee at Hyderabad Airport. This means that passengers will no longer have to pay this fee when using the airport facilities. This decision by AERA is likely to benefit the passengers and make travel more affordable for them at Hyderabad Airport.

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  • 23. 

    Who was sworn-in as the President of Egypt on 25 February?

    • A.

      Hosni Mubarak

    • B.

      Mohamed ElBaradei

    • C.

      Ibrahim Mehlab

    • D.

      Omar Suleiman

    Correct Answer
    C. Ibrahim Mehlab
    Explanation
    Ibrahim Mehlab was sworn-in as the President of Egypt on 25 February.

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  • 24. 

     Sri Lanka on 25  February 2014 rejected the call by United Nation's Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for an international inquiry into post-war situation in Sri Lanka. The head of the UNHRC is

    • A.

      Alex Van Meeuwen (Belgium)

    • B.

      Sihasak Phuangketkeow (Thailand)

    • C.

      Remigiusz Henczel (Poland)

    • D.

      Navi Pillay (South Africa)

    Correct Answer
    C. Remigiusz Henczel (Poland)
  • 25. 

    National Centre for Good Governance (NCGC) was inaugurated at

    • A.

      Dehradun

    • B.

      Mussorrie

    • C.

      Barmer

    • D.

      Kundli

    Correct Answer
    B. Mussorrie
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mussorrie. The National Centre for Good Governance (NCGC) was inaugurated in Mussorrie.

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  • 26. 

    The Committee on new bank licenses which submitted its report to RBI on 25 February 2014 was headed by

    • A.

      Nachiket Mor

    • B.

      Bimal Jalan

    • C.

      Rakesh Mohan

    • D.

      Subir Gokaran

    Correct Answer
    B. Bimal Jalan
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bimal Jalan. The Committee on new bank licenses, which submitted its report to RBI on 25 February 2014, was headed by Bimal Jalan.

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  • 27. 

    Which apex bank formed the Joint Liability Group (JLG) on 24 February 2014 to provide institutional credit to the small farmers?

    • A.

      NABARAD

    • B.

      National Housing Bank

    • C.

      SIDBI

    • D.

      RBI

    Correct Answer
    A. NABARAD
    Explanation
    NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) formed the Joint Liability Group (JLG) on 24 February 2014 to provide institutional credit to small farmers. NABARD is an apex bank in India that focuses on the development of the agricultural sector and rural areas. The formation of JLGs was aimed at promoting financial inclusion and providing access to credit for small farmers who may not have sufficient collateral or credit history. This initiative by NABARD helps in empowering small farmers and supporting their agricultural activities.

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  • 28. 

    Name the British Army latest unmanned aircraft unveiled on 25 February 2014 that will start flying over Wiltshire

    • A.

      HawkEye

    • B.

      RoboSky

    • C.

      Watchkeeper

    • D.

      SkyGuard

    Correct Answer
    C. Watchkeeper
    Explanation
    Watchkeeper is the correct answer because it is the name of the British Army's latest unmanned aircraft that was unveiled on 25 February 2014. This aircraft is designed to fly over Wiltshire and is used for surveillance and reconnaissance purposes.

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  • 29. 

    Which Indian-born America has developed a cheap, simple paper test to diagnose cancer on 24 February 2014?

    • A.

      Sangeeta Bhatia

    • B.

      Ashok Mehta

    • C.

      Rajeev Dhawan

    • D.

      Amrit Lal Shah

    Correct Answer
    A. Sangeeta Bhatia
    Explanation
    Sangeeta Bhatia is the correct answer because she is an Indian-born American scientist who has developed a cheap and simple paper test to diagnose cancer. This innovation is significant because it provides a cost-effective and accessible method for early detection of cancer, which can greatly improve treatment outcomes and save lives.

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  • 30. 

    The book titled Water, Peace and War - Confronting the Global Water Crisis has been written by

    • A.

      Jaswant Singh

    • B.

      Udey Bhaskar

    • C.

      Brahma Chellaney

    • D.

      C Rajamohan

    Correct Answer
    C. Brahma Chellaney
    Explanation
    Brahma Chellaney is the correct answer because he is the author of the book titled Water, Peace and War - Confronting the Global Water Crisis.

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  • 31. 

    The zero emission electric passenger bus, first of its kind in India, was unveiled by Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways in 

    • A.

      Hyderabad

    • B.

      Perambadur

    • C.

      Patna

    • D.

      Bangalore

    Correct Answer
    D. Bangalore
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bangalore because the question mentions that the zero emission electric passenger bus was unveiled in a specific city in India. Out of the given options, Bangalore is the only city mentioned. Therefore, it can be inferred that the unveiling took place in Bangalore.

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  • 32. 

    Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs notified new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rules for companies on 27 February 2014. In this context consider the following statements. I. The new CSR rules will become effective from 1 April 2014. II. The new rules give effect to Section 135 and Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013. 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
    The given answer is correct because both statements I and II are true. Statement I states that the new CSR rules will become effective from 1 April 2014, which is mentioned in the given information. Statement II states that the new rules give effect to Section 135 and Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013, which is also mentioned in the given information. Therefore, both statements are correct.

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