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  • 1. 

    Which country defeated India 4-3 in the final of the Asia Cup Hockey at Ipoh, Malaysia on 1 September 2013; thereby securing its place in the World Cup at The Hague?

    • A.

      Japan

    • B.

      South Korea

    • C.

      China

    • D.

      Malaysia

    Correct Answer
    B. South Korea
    Explanation
    South Korea defeated India 4-3 in the final of the Asia Cup Hockey at Ipoh, Malaysia on 1 September 2013. This victory secured South Korea's place in the World Cup at The Hague.

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  • 2. 

    The Union Minister of State for Textiles Panabaka Lakshmi launched the TECHNOTEX-2014: International Exhibition and Conference. Where was this conference launched?

    • A.

      New Delhi

    • B.

      Mumbai

    • C.

      Bangalore

    • D.

      Kolkata

    Correct Answer
    B. Mumbai
    Explanation
    The TECHNOTEX-2014: International Exhibition and Conference was launched in Mumbai by the Union Minister of State for Textiles Panabaka Lakshmi.

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  • 3. 

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the scheme for strengthening the tertiary care cancer facilities. Under which program was the scheme approved?

    • A.

      National Program for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, CVDs and Stroke (NPCDCS)

    • B.

      National Cancer Control Program

    • C.

      Cancer Prevention and Control Program

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. National Program for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, CVDs and Stroke (NPCDCS)
    Explanation
    The scheme for strengthening tertiary care cancer facilities was approved under the National Program for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, CVDs and Stroke (NPCDCS). This program focuses on preventing and controlling cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and strokes. By approving the scheme under this program, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs aims to enhance the healthcare infrastructure for cancer treatment in the country.

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  • 4. 

    Under which scheme did the Union Health Minister of Health & Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad launched various new health initiatives worth 500 crore Rupees in Assam at Guwahati on 1 September 2013? 

    • A.

      National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)

    • B.

      Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK)

    • C.

      National Iron Plus Initiative

    • D.

      Mother & Child Tracking System

    Correct Answer
    A. National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). This is evident from the statement that the Union Health Minister launched various new health initiatives worth 500 crore Rupees in Assam. The NRHM is a government scheme aimed at providing accessible and affordable healthcare to rural areas in India.

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  • 5. 

     Name the 64-year old American long-distance swimmer who became the first person to cross Florida Straits from Cuba without any shark cage on 2 September 2013.

    • A.

      Jamie Moyer

    • B.

      Ed Whitlock

    • C.

      Dana Torres

    • D.

      Diana Nyad

    Correct Answer
    D. Diana Nyad
    Explanation
    Diana Nyad is the correct answer because she is the 64-year old American long-distance swimmer who became the first person to cross the Florida Straits from Cuba without any shark cage on 2 September 2013.

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  • 6. 

     Which of the following statements is not true in context of the National Food Security Bill 2013:  

    • A.

      Lok Sabha on 26 August 2013 passed the National Food Security Bill 2013.

    • B.

      The primary objective of the National Food Security Bill 2013 is to provide for food and nutritional security in human life cycle approach.

    • C.

      National Food Security Bill 2013 will guarantee 10 kg of rice, wheat and coarse cereals per month per person at 15, 12 and 11 Rupees respectively.

    • D.

      The Bill would require a total of 62 million tonnes of foodgrains.

    Correct Answer
    C. National Food Security Bill 2013 will guarantee 10 kg of rice, wheat and coarse cereals per month per person at 15, 12 and 11 Rupees respectively.
    Explanation
    The National Food Security Bill 2013 does not guarantee 10 kg of rice, wheat, and coarse cereals per month per person at 15, 12, and 11 Rupees respectively.

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  • 7. 

    India’s GSAT-7, launched from Kourou, French Guiana on 30 August 2013, was successfully placed in the Geosynchronous Orbit. What is the function or role of GSAT-7?

    • A.

      It is the advanced weather satellite.

    • B.

      It is the advanced multi-band communication satellite.

    • C.

      It is the advanced telecommunication satellite.

    • D.

      It is the advanced military communication satellite.

    Correct Answer
    B. It is the advanced multi-band communication satellite.
    Explanation
    GSAT-7 is an advanced multi-band communication satellite. This means that its primary function is to provide communication services across multiple frequency bands. It is designed to enhance the communication capabilities of the Indian Navy by providing secure and reliable communication links for maritime operations. The satellite's placement in the Geosynchronous Orbit allows for continuous coverage over a specific geographic area, making it an ideal platform for communication purposes.

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  • 8. 

     Researchers from the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Lausanne (IUMSP) revealed that the cardiovascular risks increase in which season?

    • A.

      Summer

    • B.

      Monsoon

    • C.

      Autumn

    • D.

      Winter

    Correct Answer
    D. Winter
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Winter. The researchers found that cardiovascular risks increase during the winter season. This could be due to factors such as colder temperatures, which can cause blood vessels to constrict and increase blood pressure. Additionally, winter is associated with less physical activity and higher consumption of unhealthy foods, which can contribute to cardiovascular problems.

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  • 9. 

     The Union Minister for Culture Chandresh Kumari Katoch on 2 September 2013 inaugurated an exclusive exhibition on Indian embroideries. What is the name of this exhibition?

    • A.

      Revival

    • B.

      Resurgence

    • C.

      Reformation

    • D.

      Restoration

    Correct Answer
    B. Resurgence
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Resurgence". The question states that the Union Minister for Culture inaugurated an exhibition on Indian embroideries. The word "resurgence" means a revival or comeback, which implies that this exhibition is showcasing a renewed interest or popularity in Indian embroideries. Therefore, "Resurgence" is the most fitting name for this exhibition.

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  • 10. 

    The two day 8th Annual Convention of Central Information Commission concluded at New Delhi on 3 September 2013. What did the theme of this convention focus upon?

    • A.

      Democracy in India

    • B.

      Eight years of RTI

    • C.

      Anti-corruption tool and Media

    • D.

      Electoral Reforms

    Correct Answer
    B. Eight years of RTI
    Explanation
    The theme of the 8th Annual Convention of Central Information Commission focused on the topic of "Eight years of RTI." This suggests that the convention aimed to discuss and reflect upon the progress, impact, and challenges of the Right to Information Act in India, which had been in effect for eight years at the time of the convention. The convention likely explored the achievements and shortcomings of the act, as well as potential reforms and improvements to enhance transparency and accountability in the country.

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  • 11. 

     Fertilizer Corporation of India Ltd. signed an MoU with Coal India Ltd., GAIL India Ltd. and Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd. for revival of which plant in Odisha?

    • A.

      Talcher Urea Plant

    • B.

      Rourkela Fertiliser Plant

    • C.

      Rourkela Chemical Plant

    • D.

      Orissa fertilizer Plant

    Correct Answer
    A. Talcher Urea Plant
    Explanation
    Fertilizer Corporation of India Ltd. signed an MoU with Coal India Ltd., GAIL India Ltd. and Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd. for the revival of the Talcher Urea Plant in Odisha. This indicates that the correct answer is Talcher Urea Plant.

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  • 12. 

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the proposal for restructuring and renaming the centrally sponsored Scheme of Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY). What will be the new name of SJSRY?

    • A.

      Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SRY)

    • B.

      Urban Livelihood Policy (ULP)

    • C.

      National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM)

    • D.

      Shehri Rozgar Mission (SRM)

    Correct Answer
    C. National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM). The explanation for this is that the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the proposal for restructuring and renaming the centrally sponsored Scheme of Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY). Therefore, the new name of SJSRY will be National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM).

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  • 13. 

    The Union Government of India approved the proposal for setting up of the Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation (BRLF). BRLF will be established as an as an independent charitable society. Under which Act of Indian Constitution will the BRLF be set up?

    • A.

      Companies Act, 1956

    • B.

      Societies Registration Act, 1860

    • C.

      Indian Trusts Act, 1882

    • D.

      Charitable And Religious Trusts Act,1920

    Correct Answer
    B. Societies Registration Act, 1860
    Explanation
    The Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation (BRLF) will be established as an independent charitable society. The Societies Registration Act, 1860 provides for the registration of societies with a charitable purpose. This act allows organizations to be registered as societies and operate as independent entities for the promotion of charitable activities. Therefore, BRLF will be set up under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.

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  • 14. 

    Indian Railways developed an advanced technological system for all the coaches for the safety of the passengers. What is the name of this system?

    • A.

      Early Warning Smoke Detection System (VEWSD)

    • B.

      Fire and Smoke Detection System

    • C.

      Smoke Detection System

    • D.

      Early Warning System

    Correct Answer
    B. Fire and Smoke Detection System
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Fire and Smoke Detection System. Indian Railways developed this advanced technological system for all the coaches to ensure the safety of the passengers. This system is designed to detect and alert the presence of fire and smoke in the coaches, allowing for early intervention and evacuation if necessary.

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  • 15. 

    Teacher’s Day is celebrated in India on 5 September. When is the World Teachers’ day, as recognised by UNESCO, celebrated?

    • A.

      5 November

    • B.

      5 December

    • C.

      5 August

    • D.

      5 October

    Correct Answer
    D. 5 October
    Explanation
    World Teachers' Day, as recognized by UNESCO, is celebrated on 5 October. This day is dedicated to honoring and appreciating teachers worldwide for their contributions to education and the development of society. It is a day to acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and impact that teachers have on shaping the future generation.

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  • 16. 

     Who became the first woman Chief Information Commissioner on 5 September 2013?

    • A.

      Sushma Singh

    • B.

      Vijai Sharma

    • C.

      Deepak Sandhu

    • D.

      Basant Seth

    Correct Answer
    C. Deepak Sandhu
  • 17. 

    The Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari released the book titled Ahmev Radha, Ahmev Krishnah at New Delhi on 4 September 2013. Who is the author of the book?

    • A.

      Gulab Kothari

    • B.

      Veena Sikri

    • C.

      Madhavan Palat

    • D.

      Mamta Banerjee

    Correct Answer
    A. Gulab Kothari
    Explanation
    The author of the book "Ahmev Radha, Ahmev Krishnah" is Gulab Kothari.

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  • 18. 

     The Union Cabinet of India on 3 September 2013 approved the proposal for setting up of an autonomous National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE). NISE will be established by conversion of an institution

    • A.

      Solar Energy Centre (SEC), Gurgaon

    • B.

      Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States (SERIIUS)

    • C.

      Chandradeep Solar Research Institute (CDSRI)

    • D.

      Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI)

    Correct Answer
    A. Solar Energy Centre (SEC), Gurgaon
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Solar Energy Centre (SEC), Gurgaon. The Union Cabinet of India approved the proposal for setting up of an autonomous National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) by converting an existing institution. Among the given options, Solar Energy Centre (SEC), Gurgaon is the most suitable choice as it is an existing institution that can be converted into NISE. The other options, Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States (SERIIUS), Chandradeep Solar Research Institute (CDSRI), and Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI), are not mentioned in the context of the proposal.

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  • 19. 

      Name the golfer who won the Deutsche Bank title 2013?

    • A.

      Steve Stricker

    • B.

      Henrik Stenson

    • C.

      Graham DeLaet

    • D.

      Sergio Garcia

    Correct Answer
    B. Henrik Stenson
    Explanation
    Henrik Stenson won the Deutsche Bank title in 2013.

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  • 20. 

    Indian Railways decided to install a new fuel saving device in Diesel Locomotives. Name this new device.

    • A.

      Diesel Locomotives Fuel Saving Device

    • B.

      Locomotive Fuel Saver

    • C.

      Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)

    • D.

      Carbon Dioxide Emission Saving Device

    Correct Answer
    C. Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Auxiliary Power Unit (APU). This device is installed in diesel locomotives to save fuel. It helps in reducing carbon dioxide emissions and improving fuel efficiency. The APU provides power for various auxiliary functions of the locomotive, such as air conditioning, lighting, and heating, without the need to keep the main engine running. By using the APU, the locomotive can save fuel by minimizing idling time and reducing unnecessary engine usage.

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  • 21. 

     Which of the following options is not correct?

    • A.

      Dhyan Chand-The Wizard of Hockey written by Luis Fernandes

    • B.

      How Not to Make Money written by Mukesh Ambani

    • C.

      Ahmev Radha, Ahmev Krishnah written by Gulab Kothari

    • D.

      India and Malaysia: Intertwined Strands written by Veena Sikri

    Correct Answer
    B. How Not to Make Money written by Mukesh Ambani
  • 22. 

     Novo Nordisk, the largest insulin player of the world, announced on 2 September 2013 that it was launching the long-lasting injection called Tresiba in India. For which ailment is Tresiba injection designed?

    • A.

      Diabetes

    • B.

      Dengue

    • C.

      Tuberculosis

    • D.

      Hepatitis

    Correct Answer
    A. Diabetes
    Explanation
    Tresiba injection is designed for the ailment of diabetes. Novo Nordisk, the largest insulin player in the world, launched Tresiba as a long-lasting injection for the treatment of diabetes in India.

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  • 23. 

     Rochus Misch died at the age of 96 on 6 September 2013. He was the body guard of whom of the following?

    • A.

      Adolf Hitler

    • B.

      Indira Gandhi

    • C.

      Robert Clive

    • D.

      Al Capone

    Correct Answer
    A. Adolf Hitler
    Explanation
    Rochus Misch, who died at the age of 96 on 6 September 2013, was the bodyguard of Adolf Hitler.

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  • 24. 

     An Indian body on 6 September 2013 allowed the Non-Resident Investors including NRIs to purchase shares of Indian entities Under FDI Scheme. The NRIs has been allowed to make investment under the FDI scheme only on the listed entities, on recognized the stock exchanges. 

    • A.

      Prime Minister of India

    • B.

      SEBI

    • C.

      MCX-SX

    • D.

      Reserve Bank of India

    Correct Answer
    C. MCX-SX
    Explanation
    The correct answer is MCX-SX. MCX-SX, or the Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India Limited, is a recognized stock exchange in India. The Indian body mentioned in the question allowed Non-Resident Investors, including NRIs, to purchase shares of Indian entities under the FDI scheme only on listed entities on recognized stock exchanges. Therefore, MCX-SX, being a recognized stock exchange, would be the correct choice.

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  • 25. 

     Name the person, who took over the charge as the 23rd Governor of Reserve Bank of India on 4 September 2013 as a successor of outgoing Governor of RBI, Dr. Subbarao.

    • A.

      P. C. Bhattacharya

    • B.

      L. K. Jha

    • C.

      Raghuram Rajan

    • D.

      M. Narasimham

    Correct Answer
    C. Raghuram Rajan
    Explanation
    Raghuram Rajan is the correct answer because he took over as the 23rd Governor of Reserve Bank of India on 4 September 2013, succeeding Dr. Subbarao.

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  • 26. 

    Name the WBO Heavy Weight Champion, who was diagnosed positive for HIV and died on 1 September 2013. He became famous after defeating George Foreman in 1993 to win the Heavyweight Title.

    • A.

      Tommy Morrison

    • B.

      Ray Mercer

    • C.

      Carl Williams

    • D.

      Tim Tomashek

    Correct Answer
    A. Tommy Morrison
    Explanation
    Tommy Morrison is the correct answer because he was the WBO Heavyweight Champion who defeated George Foreman in 1993 to win the Heavyweight Title. He gained further fame when he was diagnosed as HIV positive and died on 1 September 2013.

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  • 27. 

     NASA on 21 August 2013 announced that its Survey Explorer will return back to service for three more years in September 2013. Name the explorer?

    • A.

      Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer

    • B.

      National Geodetic Survey Data Explorer

    • C.

      Ordnance Survey

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. This is because NASA announced that its Survey Explorer will return back to service for three more years in September 2013, and the only option that matches this description is the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. The other options, National Geodetic Survey Data Explorer and Ordnance Survey, do not match the given information. Therefore, the correct answer is Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.

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  • 28. 

     Who is the writer of the book entitled, How Not to Make Money?

    • A.

      Jagmohan Dalmia

    • B.

      Lalit Modi

    • C.

      Raj Kundra

    • D.

      Shahrukh Khan

    Correct Answer
    C. Raj Kundra
    Explanation
    Raj Kundra is the correct answer for the writer of the book entitled "How Not to Make Money".

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  • 29. 

    The Hyderabad Hotshots won the inaugural edition of the Indian Badminton league (IBL) 2013 played at Sardar Patel Stadium, Mumbai by defeating which team in the finals?

    • A.

      Banga Beats

    • B.

      Awadh Warriors

    • C.

      Mumbai Masters

    • D.

      Pune Pistons

    Correct Answer
    B. Awadh Warriors
    Explanation
    The Hyderabad Hotshots won the inaugural edition of the Indian Badminton league (IBL) 2013 by defeating the Awadh Warriors in the finals.

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  • 30. 

    Where was the first Twitter Hotel of the world opened by Melia brand of hotels?

    • A.

      New York

    • B.

      Los Angeles

    • C.

      Spain

    • D.

      Caribbean

    Correct Answer
    C. Spain
    Explanation
    The Melia brand of hotels of Spain, in the third week of August 2013 unveiled the new Social Wave House (also called new Sol Wave House) in vacation resort island of Majorca as the first Twitter Hotel of the world.

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  • 31. 

    HLL Biotech Limited on 31 August 2013 entered into a long-term supply and technology transfer agreement with which enterprise?

    • A.

      MMR vaccine

    • B.

      Dr. Reddy

    • C.

      Ranbaxy Laboratory Limited

    • D.

      Institute of Immunology, Zagreb, Croatia

    Correct Answer
    D. Institute of Immunology, Zagreb, Croatia
    Explanation
    HLL Biotech Limited entered into a long-term supply and technology transfer agreement with the Institute of Immunology, Zagreb, Croatia. This suggests that HLL Biotech Limited will be collaborating with the Institute of Immunology to supply and transfer technology related to immunology.

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  • 32. 

    The Government of Brazil in the last week of August 2013, liberalised issuing which kinds of visas?   

    • A.

      Tourist Visa (VITUR)

    • B.

      Diplomatic or Official Mission Visa

    • C.

      Short Term Work Visa

    • D.

      Media correspondents Temporary Visa

    Correct Answer
    C. Short Term Work Visa
    Explanation
    Initially, the person who wanted to work in Brazil for short term had to apply for short-term work visa, which in turn allows a person to remain in Brazil for up to 90 days. This short term work visa had to get a nod from Brazilian Labour Ministry.

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  • 33. 

     A part of the York Avenue leading to the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg, capital of Manitoba province, in Canada got its new name on 15 August 2013. The street was named after which Indian personality?

    • A.

      Rabindranath Tagore

    • B.

      Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

    • C.

      Mahatma Gandhi

    • D.

      Swami Vivekananda

    Correct Answer
    C. Mahatma Gandhi
    Explanation
    The Street was named as the Honorary Mahatma Gandhi Way, after the name of Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of India’s 67th Independence Day.

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  • 34. 

    Name the US actress known for stage and screen, passed away on 25 August 2013 at the age of 87 years at the US. She was most popular for her roles in the Broadway.

    • A.

      Arnold Scaasi

    • B.

      Julie Harris

    • C.

      Christopher Durang

    • D.

      Dennis Kelly

    Correct Answer
    B. Julie Harris
    Explanation
    She was most popular for her roles in the Broadway, for which she has the record of most Tony Award Wins. She died because of heart failure.

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