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  • 1. 

    Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL) in first week of September 2014 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up India’s first of its kind Coral Garden in a state. Name the state

    • A.

      Gujarat

    • B.

      Andhra Pradesh

    • C.

      Telangana

    • D.

      Tamil Nadu

    Correct Answer
    A. Gujarat
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Gujarat. The Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL) signed a MoU to set up India's first Coral Garden in Gujarat. This collaboration aims to conserve and restore coral reefs in the Gulf of Kutch, which is home to a diverse range of marine life. The Coral Garden will serve as a unique ecosystem for coral conservation and research, promoting biodiversity and sustainable development in the state of Gujarat.

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  • 2. 

    Name the winner of Women's Singles title of US Tennis Open 2014?

    • A.

      Serena Williams

    • B.

      Chris Evert

    • C.

      Martina Navratilova

    • D.

      Caroline Wozniazki

    Correct Answer
    A. Serena Williams
    Explanation
    Serena Williams won the Women's Singles title of the US Tennis Open 2014.

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  • 3. 

    The Supreme Court of India on 9 September 2014 gave how much time to the Union Government to inform it about the outcome of political process initiated by Lieutenant Governor on formation of government in Delhi?

    • A.

      3-week

    • B.

      4-week

    • C.

      5-week

    • D.

      6-week

    Correct Answer
    B. 4-week
    Explanation
    The Supreme Court of India granted the Union Government a period of 4 weeks to provide information about the outcome of the political process initiated by the Lieutenant Governor regarding the formation of the government in Delhi.

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  • 4. 

    Parliament of Iraq on 8 September 2014 approved a new government headed by a person as Prime Minister. Name the person, who will head the government as Prime Minister?

    • A.

      Haider al-Abadi

    • B.

      Osama al-Nujeifi

    • C.

      Ayad Allawi

    • D.

      Hoshyar Jebari

    Correct Answer
    A. Haider al-Abadi
    Explanation
    Haider al-Abadi is the correct answer because on 8 September 2014, the Parliament of Iraq approved a new government with him as the Prime Minister. This indicates that he will be heading the government as the Prime Minister.

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  • 5. 

    Name the film of an Indian writer and director that on 7 September 2014 won the Lion of the Future – Luigi De Laurentiis award for a Debut Feature at the 71st Venice Film Festival?

    • A.

      Mary Kom

    • B.

      Errata

    • C.

      101 Questions

    • D.

      Court

    Correct Answer
    D. Court
    Explanation
    Court is the correct answer because it is the only film mentioned that won the Lion of the Future – Luigi De Laurentiis award for a Debut Feature at the 71st Venice Film Festival on 7 September 2014. Mary Kom, Errata, and 101 Questions are not relevant to the given award.

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  • 6. 

    Dr. Kamal Bawa was in news in the second week of September 2014 for which of the following reason?

    • A.

      He resigned as the Deputy National Security Adviser

    • B.

      He was denied a Visa from South Africa from attending Nobel Summit

    • C.

      He became first Indian actor to be honoured by US post service

    • D.

      He won the MIDORI Prize in Biodiversity 2014

    Correct Answer
    D. He won the MIDORI Prize in Biodiversity 2014
  • 7. 

    Name the writer and director of the film that won Lion of the Future – Luigi De Laurentiis award for a Debut Feature at the 71st Venice Film Festival?

    • A.

      Chaitanya Tamhane

    • B.

      Karan Singh Rathore

    • C.

      Ramendra Vasishth

    • D.

      Omung Kumar

    Correct Answer
    A. Chaitanya Tamhane
    Explanation
    Chaitanya Tamhane is the correct answer for this question. He is the writer and director of the film that won the Lion of the Future - Luigi De Laurentiis award for a Debut Feature at the 71st Venice Film Festival.

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  • 8. 

    MIDORI Prize 2014 winners were announced in the second week of September 2014 is given for?

    • A.

      For work as a journalist

    • B.

      For securing heritage of ancient dance form

    • C.

      For work on and for Biodiversity

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. For work on and for Biodiversity
    Explanation
    The MIDORI Prize 2014 was awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions towards the preservation and conservation of biodiversity. This could include research, advocacy, or implementation of projects aimed at protecting and promoting biodiversity. The prize recognizes the importance of biodiversity in sustaining ecosystems and the need for global efforts to address the threats facing it.

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  • 9. 

    Who was the winner of men’s singles of the US Tennis Open 2014?

    • A.

      Kei Nishikori

    • B.

      Marin Cilic

    • C.

      Roger Federer

    • D.

      Rafael Nadal

    Correct Answer
    B. Marin Cilic
    Explanation
    Marin Cilic was the winner of the men's singles of the US Tennis Open 2014.

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  • 10. 

    Match the following names with their professionA.    Kamal Bawa                           1. Professor of Biology at the University of MassachusettsB.    Jeet Bahadur                           2. Shadow Minister in UKC.    Ahmet Davutoglu                    3. Prime Minister of TurkeyD.    Seema Malhotra                     4. Godson of PM Narendra Modi 

    • A.

      1 4 2 3

    • B.

      1 4 3 2

    • C.

      2 1 3 4

    • D.

      2 1 4 3

    Correct Answer
    B. 1 4 3 2
  • 11. 

    The 17th Asian Games is supposed to be held in?

    • A.

      Doha, Qatar

    • B.

      Incheon, South Korea

    • C.

      New Delhi, India

    • D.

      Guangzhou, China

    Correct Answer
    B. Incheon, South Korea
    Explanation
    The 17th Asian Games is supposed to be held in Incheon, South Korea.

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  • 12. 

    To represent India in the 17th edition of the Asian Games, the Union Government on 9 September 2014 cleared squad of

    • A.

      659-member

    • B.

      679-member

    • C.

      700-member

    • D.

      942-member

    Correct Answer
    B. 679-member
    Explanation
    The Union Government cleared a squad of 679 members to represent India in the 17th edition of the Asian Games. This means that India selected 679 individuals to participate in the games, representing various sports and disciplines. The number of members in the squad is significant as it reflects the size and strength of India's contingent in the Asian Games.

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  • 13. 

    Uttarakhand Government officially declared which date to observe as Himalaya Diwas?

    • A.

      9 September

    • B.

      19 September

    • C.

      17 August

    • D.

      14 July

    Correct Answer
    A. 9 September
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 9 September. The Uttarakhand Government officially declared this date to observe as Himalaya Diwas. This day is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of the Himalayan region and its conservation. It aims to promote sustainable development and protect the fragile ecosystem of the Himalayas. By observing Himalaya Diwas on 9 September, the government aims to highlight the significance of this majestic mountain range and encourage efforts to preserve its natural beauty and biodiversity.

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  • 14. 

    Name the first Indian to visit stratosphere, the second layer of the Earth’s atmosphere, in the second week of September 2014?

    • A.

      Ravindra Nath

    • B.

      Rajeshwar singh

    • C.

      Tessy Thomas

    • D.

      TN Suresh Kumar

    Correct Answer
    D. TN Suresh Kumar
    Explanation
    TN Suresh Kumar is the correct answer because he was the first Indian to visit the stratosphere, the second layer of the Earth's atmosphere, in the second week of September 2014.

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  • 15. 

    Union Civil Aviation Minister Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju on 9 September 2014 announced that the Union Government has identified five locations for development of no-frills airports in India. Initially the no-frills airports will come up in how many states?

    • A.

      Five

    • B.

      Four

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      One

    Correct Answer
    B. Four
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Four. This means that initially, the no-frills airports will come up in four states in India. The announcement by the Union Civil Aviation Minister indicates that the Union Government has identified five locations for the development of these airports, which implies that each location is in a different state.

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  • 16. 

    Which State’s High Court on 10 September 2014 ordered to stop discrimination on the basis of caste in cremation at various crematoriums?

    • A.

      Rajasthan

    • B.

      Himachal Pradesh

    • C.

      Andhra Pradesh

    • D.

      Telangana

    Correct Answer
    A. Rajasthan
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Rajasthan because on 10 September 2014, the High Court of Rajasthan issued an order to stop discrimination based on caste during cremations at various crematoriums in the state. This implies that people belonging to any caste should be allowed to perform cremations without any discrimination or restrictions.

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  • 17. 

    The Supreme Court of India on 10 September 2014 questioned logic behind a state’s government’s new policy for limiting bar licenses to only five-star hotels. Name the state?

    • A.

      Tamil Nadu

    • B.

      Kerala

    • C.

      Karnataka

    • D.

      Gujarat

    Correct Answer
    B. Kerala
    Explanation
    The Supreme Court of India questioned the logic behind a state government's new policy of limiting bar licenses to only five-star hotels. The correct answer is Kerala.

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  • 18. 

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 10 September 2014 approved the disinvestment of the stake of three organisations. CCEA approved the disinvestment of which of the following organisations?

    • A.

      Coal Indian Limited, Heavy Engineering Corporation and National Hydro Power Corporation

    • B.

      Hindustan Machine Tools, Oil and Natural Gas Company and National Hydro Power Corporation

    • C.

      Coal Indian Limited, Oil and Natural Gas Company and National Thermal Power Corporation

    • D.

      Coal Indian Limited, Oil and Natural Gas Company and National Hydro Power Corporation

    Correct Answer
    D. Coal Indian Limited, Oil and Natural Gas Company and National Hydro Power Corporation
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Coal Indian Limited, Oil and Natural Gas Company, and National Hydro Power Corporation. This is because the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the disinvestment of the stake of these three organizations.

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  • 19. 

    Name the Pakistani cricketer who was suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on 9 September 2014 from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect for illegal bowling action?

    • A.

      Abdur Rehman

    • B.

      Mushtaq Ahmed

    • C.

      Saeed Ajmal

    • D.

      Abdul Qadir

    Correct Answer
    C. Saeed Ajmal
    Explanation
    Saeed Ajmal was suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on 9 September 2014 from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect for illegal bowling action.

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  • 20. 

    Sendai nuclear plant that on 10 September 2014 got the permission to restart its two reactors is located in which country?

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      Japan

    • C.

      Australia

    • D.

      United Kingdom

    Correct Answer
    B. Japan
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Japan. The Sendai nuclear plant, which received permission to restart its two reactors on 10 September 2014, is located in Japan.

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  • 21. 

    Name the person, who has been appointed as the Executive Director (ED) of World Bank on 10 September 2014 by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC)?

    • A.

      Subhash Chandra Garg

    • B.

      Deepti Kapoor

    • C.

      Narendra Ambwani

    • D.

      Chandrakala Padia

    Correct Answer
    A. Subhash Chandra Garg
    Explanation
    Subhash Chandra Garg has been appointed as the Executive Director (ED) of World Bank on 10 September 2014 by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC).

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  • 22. 

    Al-Qaeda-affiliated rebel group on 11 September 2014 released forty five captured Fijian UN peacekeepers. These peacekeepers were captured from?

    • A.

      Syrian Golan Heights

    • B.

      Iraqi Golan Heights

    • C.

      Srebrenica

    • D.

      Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Correct Answer
    A. Syrian Golan Heights
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Syrian Golan Heights. On 11 September 2014, an Al-Qaeda-affiliated rebel group released forty five captured Fijian UN peacekeepers. These peacekeepers were captured from the Syrian Golan Heights.

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  • 23. 

    Name the Al-Qaeda-affiliated rebel group that in August 2014 captured 45 Fijian UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) Personnel and released them on 11 September 2014?

    • A.

      Jabhat al-Nusra Front

    • B.

      Al-Khansaa Brigade

    • C.

      Qaedat al-Jihad

    • D.

      Fatah al-Islam

    Correct Answer
    A. Jabhat al-Nusra Front
    Explanation
    Jabhat al-Nusra Front is the correct answer because it is an Al-Qaeda-affiliated rebel group that captured 45 Fijian UNDOF personnel in August 2014 and released them on 11 September 2014.

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  • 24. 

    Name the youngest Indian sailor who will represent India in 17th Asian Games 2014?

    • A.

      Abigail Jillian

    • B.

      Chitresh Tatha

    • C.

      Vir Menon

    • D.

      Jillian Schlesinger

    Correct Answer
    B. Chitresh Tatha
    Explanation
    Chitresh Tatha is the correct answer because he is the youngest Indian sailor who represented India in the 17th Asian Games 2014.

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  • 25. 

    Sixth Economic Census 2013 released on 9 September 2014 is prepared by which organisation?

    • A.

      Central Statistics Office (CSO)

    • B.

      Directorates of Economics and Statistics (DSEs)

    • C.

      Union Ministry of Finance

    • D.

      Both (a) and (b)

    Correct Answer
    D. Both (a) and (b)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Both (a) and (b). The explanation for this answer is that the Sixth Economic Census 2013 was prepared by both the Central Statistics Office (CSO) and the Directorates of Economics and Statistics (DSEs). This means that both organizations played a role in collecting and analyzing the data for the census. The Union Ministry of Finance may have also been involved in overseeing and coordinating the census, but it is not explicitly mentioned in the question.

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  • 26. 

    As per the Sixth Economic Census 2013 released on 9 September 2014, the highest percentage of hired workers in India is present in which State?

    • A.

      Andhra Pradesh

    • B.

      Assam

    • C.

      Maharashtra

    • D.

      Arunachal Pradesh

    Correct Answer
    D. Arunachal Pradesh
    Explanation
    According to the Sixth Economic Census 2013, Arunachal Pradesh has the highest percentage of hired workers in India. This means that a larger proportion of the workforce in Arunachal Pradesh is employed by someone else rather than being self-employed.

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  • 27. 

    The high-level committee that was constituted by Supreme Court in January 2014 in its report on 8 September 2014 revealed that most of the deemed universities are unfit for the status. Name the high-level committee

    • A.

      H Devaraj Committee

    • B.

      Tandon Committee

    • C.

      Nigvekar Committee

    • D.

      B S Thorat Committee

    Correct Answer
    A. H Devaraj Committee
    Explanation
    The high-level committee constituted by the Supreme Court in January 2014, known as the H Devaraj Committee, revealed in its report on 8 September 2014 that most of the deemed universities are unfit for the status.

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  • 28. 

    The major tribal bodies of which State on 8 September 2014 rejected the demand for a separate State called Twipraland?

    • A.

      Madhya Pradesh

    • B.

      Arunachal Pradesh

    • C.

      Tripura

    • D.

      Maharashtra

    Correct Answer
    C. Tripura
    Explanation
    The major tribal bodies of Tripura rejected the demand for a separate State called Twipraland. This suggests that the tribal communities in Tripura are not in favor of dividing the state and creating a separate entity. It could be inferred that they believe in the unity and integrity of Tripura as a single state.

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  • 29. 

    Indian government on 9 September 2014 signed a MoU in traditional medicines with which country?

    • A.

      Bhutan

    • B.

      Brazil

    • C.

      Bangladesh

    • D.

      Pakistan

    Correct Answer
    C. Bangladesh
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bangladesh. On 9 September 2014, the Indian government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh in the field of traditional medicines. This agreement aimed to strengthen cooperation and exchange knowledge in traditional medicine practices between the two countries.

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  • 30. 

    Consider the following statements based on Sixth Economic Census 2013I.     Nearly 59.9 percent of the establishments belong to rural areas.II.   About 20.5 percent of the establishments operate from outside household without fixed structure.III.    Percentage of hired workers is about 45.7 percentIV.    Growth rate in total employment over Fifth EC (2005) is 34.4 percentWhich is/are correct?

    • A.

      I, II and III

    • B.

      II, III and IV

    • C.

      I, III and 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 four statements are true based on the Sixth Economic Census 2013. Statement I states that nearly 59.9 percent of the establishments belong to rural areas, which is supported by the census data. Statement II mentions that about 20.5 percent of the establishments operate from outside the household without a fixed structure, which is also supported by the census data. Statement III states that the percentage of hired workers is about 45.7 percent, which is again supported by the census data. Finally, statement IV mentions that the growth rate in total employment over the Fifth EC (2005) is 34.4 percent, which is also supported by the census data.

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