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  • 1. 

    Which three food items from the major components of the National Food Security Mission?

    • A.

      Wheat, Jwar and Bajra

    • B.

      Rice, Wheat and Bajra

    • C.

      Pulses, Rice and Jwar

    • D.

      Rice, Wheat and Pulses

    Correct Answer
    D. Rice, Wheat and Pulses
    Explanation
    The National Development Council (NDC) in its 53rd meeting held on 29 May, 2007 adopted a resolution to launch a Food Security Mission comprising rice, wheat and pulses.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following statements is false?

    • A.

      Online portal for Bharat Nirman Campaign was launched by the Minister for Information & Broadcasting

    • B.

      The digital platform is both in English and Hindi with creatives in 11 regional languages

    • C.

      The portal does not have application right now for tablets and mobiles

    • D.

      It also has live integration with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and You Tube

    Correct Answer
    C. The portal does not have application right now for tablets and mobiles
    Explanation
    The Minister for Information & Broadcasting Manish Tewari on 9 September 2013 launched the online portal for the Bharat Nirman Campaign.

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  • 3. 

    What is the primary objective of The Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill?

    • A.

      Providing fair compensation to farmers only

    • B.

      Providing fair compensation to all those whose land has been taken

    • C.

      To ease norms of Land Acquisition by the companies

    • D.

      To help promote the irrigation projects in rural areas

    Correct Answer
    B. Providing fair compensation to all those whose land has been taken
    Explanation
    The Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2012 was passed by the Rajya Sabha on 4 September 2013. It has already been passed by the Lok Sabha.

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  • 4. 

    Who authored the book entitled India and Malaysia: Intertwined Strands, which was released on 9 September 2013?

    • A.

      Hamid Ansari

    • B.

      Veena Sikri

    • C.

      APJ Abdul Kalam

    • D.

      Mamta Banerjee

    Correct Answer
    B. Veena Sikri
    Explanation
    India and Malaysia: Intertwined Strands is authored by former Diplomat Veena Sikri. The book is written for the Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore.

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  • 5. 

    Sunila Abeysekera, the renowned activist passed away on 9 September 2013 due to long illness. She was 61 years of age. What was the primary objective of this activist?

    • A.

      Protecting human rights in Sri Lanka

    • B.

      Women empowerment

    • C.

      Global Campaign of AIDS

    • D.

      Thalassemia awareness

    Correct Answer
    A. Protecting human rights in Sri Lanka
    Explanation
    Sunila Abeysekera was a researcher, advocate, and spokesperson within Sri Lanka. She was internationally recognised as one of important human rights activists.

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  • 6. 

    Who won the First Sree Narayan Guru Global Secular & Peace Award 2013 on 10 September 2013?

    • A.

      Narendra Modi

    • B.

      Sharad Pawar

    • C.

      Shashi Tharoor

    • D.

      Jairam Ramesh

    Correct Answer
    C. Shashi Tharoor
    Explanation
    M. Hamid Ansari presented the First Sree Narayan Guru Global Secular & Peace Award 2013 to Dr. Shashi Tharoor in Thiruvananthpuram, Kerala.

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  • 7. 

    Name the newly elected new president of Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India.

    • A.

      Ramesh Suri

    • B.

      Harish Lakshman

    • C.

      Suresh Sharma

    • D.

      Naresh Malhotra

    Correct Answer
    B. Harish Lakshman
    Explanation
    ACMA, the apex body of auto components manufacturers, elected Harish Lakshman as the new President on 10 September 2013.

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  • 8. 

    MoU was signed among ICSI, the ICAI and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for setting up a Centre of Excellence and Ethics at which place?

    • A.

      Bangalore

    • B.

      Mumbai

    • C.

      Ajmer

    • D.

      Lucknow

    Correct Answer
    C. Ajmer
    Explanation
    The MoU was signed for setting up a Centre of Excellence and Ethics at Ajmer, Rajasthan.

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  • 9. 

    The Health Ministers of 11 SEARO countries adopted the New Delhi Declaration on _________ at the 31st Meeting of Health Ministers. Fill in the blank with an appropriate option.

    • A.

      Cardiac Arrest

    • B.

      Diabetes

    • C.

      High Blood Pressure

    • D.

      Hypertension

    Correct Answer
    C. High Blood Pressure
    Explanation
    The Health Ministers of 11 SEARO countries adopted the New Delhi Declaration on High Blood Pressure on 10 September 2013.

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  • 10. 

    Russia lifted the ban on import of which kind of rice from India on 10 September 2013?

    • A.

      Dubraj Rice

    • B.

      Non-basmati Rice

    • C.

      Basmati Tukda Rice

    • D.

      Aizon Rice

    Correct Answer
    B. Non-basmati Rice
    Explanation
    Russia lifted the ban on import of non-basmati rice from India on 10 September 2013, which will eventually lead to an increase in the export of non-basmati rise from India.

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  • 11. 

    Russia lifted the ban on import of non-basmati rice from India. Why was the ban imposed?

    • A.

      Lack of demand of non-basmati rice

    • B.

      Presence of khapra beetles pest

    • C.

      Contamination of the rice because of pesticides

    • D.

      Aflatoxin contamination of non-basmati rice

    Correct Answer
    B. Presence of khapra beetles pest
    Explanation
    The presence of khapra beetles pest in rice and aflatoxin contamination of peanuts was the main reason for the ban on rice and oilseeds.

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  • 12. 

    With which country were the Bilateral Security Matters discussed by India during the meeting held in New Delhi on 12 September 2013?

    • A.

      Mozambique

    • B.

      Japan

    • C.

      China

    • D.

      Pakistan

    Correct Answer
    A. Mozambique
    Explanation
    Bilateral security matters between India and Mozambique were reviewed at the Minister’s level meeting held in New Delhi on 12 September 2013.

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  • 13. 

    The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 is a main legal framework for the juvenile justice in India. Under this Act, what does a juvenile or child mean?

    • A.

      A person who has not completed fourteenth year of age

    • B.

      A person who has not completed sixteenth year of age

    • C.

      A person who has not completed eighteenth year of age

    • D.

      A person who has not completed thirteenth year of age

    Correct Answer
    C. A person who has not completed eighteenth year of age
    Explanation
    Under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000, the “juvenile” or “child” means a person who has not completed eighteenth year of age and “juvenile in conflict” with law means a juvenile who is alleged to have committed an offence.

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  • 14. 

    Name the organization of India that issued norms for currency swap window from Mumbai.

    • A.

      Reserve Bank of India

    • B.

      Finance Ministry

    • C.

      SEBI

    • D.

      MCX

    Correct Answer
    A. Reserve Bank of India
    Explanation
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is the correct answer because it is the central banking institution in India responsible for issuing and controlling the country's currency. As part of its monetary policy measures, the RBI introduced norms for a currency swap window from Mumbai. This allows authorized entities to swap foreign currency with Indian rupees to manage liquidity and stabilize the exchange rate. The Finance Ministry, SEBI, and MCX are not the correct answers as they do not have the authority to issue norms for currency swap windows.

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  • 15. 

    India and Japan on 12 September 2013 agreed to expand co-operation in the films sector. The agreement was signed with the focus on which kinds of films?

    • A.

      Documentary Films

    • B.

      Art Films

    • C.

      Feature Films

    • D.

      Animation Films

    Correct Answer
    D. Animation Films
    Explanation
    India and Japan on 12 September 2013 agreed to expand co-operation in the films sector particularly in co-production of animation films.

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  • 16. 

    Name the person, who in September 2013 became the youngest person to fly a single engine aircraft, solo around the globe?

    • A.

      Ryan Campbell

    • B.

      Jack Weigand

    • C.

      Sunil Mehta

    • D.

      Alberto Santos

    Correct Answer
    A. Ryan Campbell
    Explanation
    In September 2013, Ryan Campbell became the youngest person to fly a single engine aircraft solo around the globe.

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  • 17. 

    Government of India and Government of which country in September 2013 decided to expand their bilateral currency swap arrangement from 15 billion US dollars to 50 billion US dollar till December 2015?

    • A.

      Australia

    • B.

      Iraq

    • C.

      Russia

    • D.

      Japan

    Correct Answer
    D. Japan
    Explanation
    In September 2013, the Government of India and the Government of Japan decided to expand their bilateral currency swap arrangement from 15 billion US dollars to 50 billion US dollars till December 2015. This means that the two countries agreed to increase the amount of currency that can be exchanged between them, which helps in promoting trade and investment between the two nations.

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  • 18. 

    Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC), launched the new application for booking e-tickets for which platform?

    • A.

      Windows Devices

    • B.

      Android Devices

    • C.

      IPhone Devices

    • D.

      Blackberry Devices

    Correct Answer
    A. Windows Devices
    Explanation
    IRCTC launched the new application for Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices so as to facilitate the users with a new channel of booking e-tickets in addition to the existing portal.

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  • 19. 

    Serena Williams on 8 September 2013 emerged as the winner of the US Open Tennis Tournament 2013 by defeating who during the women's singles final at New York.

    • A.

      Victoria Azarenka

    • B.

      Sofia Arvidsson

    • C.

      Shuko Aoyama

    • D.

      Lara Arruabarrena

    Correct Answer
    A. Victoria Azarenka
    Explanation
    Serena Williams emerged as the winner of the US Open Tennis Tournament 2013 by defeating Victoria Azarenka during the women's singles final at New York.

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  • 20. 

    Who was elected as the Regional Director for WHO South-East Asia Region?

    • A.

      Samlee Plianbangchang

    • B.

      Ghulam Nabi Azad

    • C.

      Poonam Khetrapal Singh

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Poonam Khetrapal Singh
    Explanation
    The present incumbent Regional Director for WHO South-East Asia Region is Samlee Plianbangchang from Thailand and has served at the post for 10 years.

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  • 21. 

    President of which country on 4 September 2013 approved, through a legislative decree, a special seat allocated for Sikh and Hindu Afghan Nationals in the Lower House of the Parliament of the country.

    • A.

      Afghanistan

    • B.

      Iran

    • C.

      Iraq

    • D.

      Philippines

    Correct Answer
    A. Afghanistan
    Explanation
    On 4 September 2013, the President of Afghanistan approved a legislative decree to allocate a special seat in the Lower House of Parliament for Sikh and Hindu Afghan Nationals. This decision was made to ensure representation and inclusion of these minority groups in the political system of the country.

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  • 22. 

    Name the book of Jhumpa Lahiri that was shortlisted among the six books for the Man Booker Prize 2013?

    • A.

      Unaccustomed Earth

    • B.

      One World

    • C.

      The Namesake

    • D.

      The Lowland

    Correct Answer
    D. The Lowland
    Explanation
    "The Lowland" is the correct answer because it was one of the six books shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2013. Jhumpa Lahiri's novel explores the story of two brothers and the impact of political events on their lives. The book received critical acclaim for its compelling narrative and well-developed characters, earning it a place on the prestigious Man Booker Prize shortlist.

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  • 23. 

    Name the country that won the South Asian Football Federations (SAFF) Championship 2013 on 11 September 2013 by defeating India, the defending champions by 2-0 at Dashrath Rangashala stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal.

    • A.

      Nepal

    • B.

      Afghanistan

    • C.

      Bhutan

    • D.

      Bangladesh

    Correct Answer
    B. Afghanistan
    Explanation
    Afghanistan won the South Asian Football Federations (SAFF) Championship 2013 by defeating India, the defending champions, with a score of 2-0 at Dashrath Rangashala stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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  • 24. 

    The administrative control of Forward Markets Commission (FMC), the chief regulator of Forwards and Futures Commodity Markets in India on 9 September 2013 was transferred to Ministry of Finance following the orders of Government of India. Earlier, the FMC was under the control of which Department?

    • A.

      Under the control of the Department of Consumer Affairs under the Ministry of Food

    • B.

      Under the control of the National Spot Exchange Limited

    • C.

      Under the control of the Union Ministry of Home

    • D.

      Under the control of the None of the following

    Correct Answer
    A. Under the control of the Department of Consumer Affairs under the Ministry of Food
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Under the control of the Department of Consumer Affairs under the Ministry of Food". This means that before September 9, 2013, the Forward Markets Commission (FMC) was under the administrative control of the Department of Consumer Affairs, which is a part of the Ministry of Food. This information suggests that the FMC was previously regulated by the Department of Consumer Affairs before being transferred to the Ministry of Finance.

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  • 25. 

    Name the person, who on 10 September 2013 was elected as the ninth President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). He is the successor of Jacques Rogge of Belgium, who headed the IOC, since 2001 to 10 September 2013. He was the eighth President of IOC.

    • A.

      Pierre de Coubertin

    • B.

      Godefroy de Blonay

    • C.

      Henri de Baillet-Latour

    • D.

      Thomas Bach

    Correct Answer
    D. Thomas Bach
    Explanation
    Thomas Bach was elected as the ninth President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 10 September 2013. He succeeded Jacques Rogge, who had been the President of the IOC since 2001. Prior to his election, Bach served as the eighth President of the IOC.

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  • 26. 

    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on 12 September 2013 was conferred the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee at a function orgainsed in Rashtrapati Bhavan. Sirleaf is the president of which country?

    • A.

      Congo president

    • B.

      Liberian President

    • C.

      Ugandan President

    • D.

      Nigeria President

    Correct Answer
    B. Liberian President
    Explanation
    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was conferred the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development by the President of India. This indicates that she is the president of a country. The correct answer, Liberian President, aligns with this information.

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  • 27. 

    The country on 10 September 2013 agreed to handover its chemical weapons arsenal and to sign the Chemical Weapons Convention.

    • A.

      Egypt

    • B.

      Syria

    • C.

      Iran

    • D.

      Iraq

    Correct Answer
    B. Syria
    Explanation
    In 2013, Syria agreed to hand over its chemical weapons arsenal and sign the Chemical Weapons Convention. This decision was made in response to international pressure and concerns about the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war. The agreement was seen as a significant step towards preventing the use of chemical weapons and promoting peace in the region.

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  • 28. 

    India and which country on 10 September 2013 agreed to look forward for the development of an Electronics Manufacturing Township in New Delhi?

    • A.

      Japan

    • B.

      Australia

    • C.

      US

    • D.

      Russia

    Correct Answer
    A. Japan
    Explanation
    India and Japan agreed to look forward for the development of an Electronics Manufacturing Township in New Delhi on 10 September 2013. This agreement signifies the collaboration between the two countries in the field of electronics manufacturing and their commitment to promoting economic development and technological advancements in India. Japan, known for its expertise in electronics manufacturing, is expected to bring in investments, technology, and knowledge to support the development of this township, ultimately boosting India's electronics industry and contributing to its economic growth.

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  • 29. 

    Name the person who was appointed as the President and CEO of the iGate Corporation on 11 September 2013.  On the other hand, he will also serve the board of the company.

    • A.

      Ashok Vemuri

    • B.

      Jeffrey P. Bezos

    • C.

      Sunil Wadhwani

    • D.

      Ashok Trivedi

    Correct Answer
    A. Ashok Vemuri
    Explanation
    Ashok Vemuri was appointed as the President and CEO of iGate Corporation on 11 September 2013. In addition to his role as CEO, he will also serve on the board of the company.

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  • 30. 

    Reserve Bank of India on 12 September 2013 constituted an expert committee for examining its?

    • A.

      Current Monetary Policy Framework

    • B.

      Policy of allowing the private bank to enter the domestic sector

    • C.

      Banking policy

    • D.

      Repo-rate and Reverse repo rate policy

    Correct Answer
    A. Current Monetary Policy Framework
    Explanation
    The Reserve Bank of India constituted an expert committee in 2013 to examine its current monetary policy framework. This suggests that the central bank wanted to evaluate and potentially make changes to its existing policies and strategies related to the management of money supply, interest rates, and inflation control. The committee's findings and recommendations would have helped the RBI in formulating a more effective and efficient monetary policy framework to ensure stability and growth in the Indian economy.

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  • 31. 

    NASA's spacecraft on 12 September 2013 officially became the first human-made object to venture into interstellar space. Name the spacecraft?

    • A.

      Soyuz

    • B.

      Voyager 1

    • C.

      Voyager 2

    • D.

      Tiangong 1

    Correct Answer
    B. Voyager 1
    Explanation
    Voyager 1 is the correct answer because on September 12, 2013, it became the first human-made object to venture into interstellar space according to NASA.

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  • 32. 

    Name the American Engineer and the pioneer of noise reduction in audio recordings, who died on 12 September 2013.

    • A.

      Ray Dolby

    • B.

      Charles Cros

    • C.

      Puyin Liu

    • D.

      Hongxing Li

    Correct Answer
    A. Ray Dolby
    Explanation
    Ray Dolby was an American engineer and the pioneer of noise reduction in audio recordings. He revolutionized the audio industry with his invention of the Dolby noise reduction system, which greatly improved the quality of sound in recordings and films. Dolby's contributions to the field earned him numerous awards and accolades, and his technology continues to be widely used today. He passed away on September 12, 2013, leaving behind a lasting legacy in the world of audio engineering.

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