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  • 1. 

    Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan on 29 May 2014 signed a treaty to form a Union at Palace of Independence in Astana, Kazakhstan. Name it?

    • A.

      Eurasian Economic Union

    • B.

      Supreme Eurasian Union

    • C.

      Eurasian Supreme Union

    • D.

      Supreme Eurasian Union

    Correct Answer
    A. Eurasian Economic Union
    Explanation
    Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan signed a treaty on May 29, 2014, to establish the Eurasian Economic Union. This union aimed to promote economic integration and cooperation among the member countries. It sought to create a common market, facilitate the free movement of goods, services, and capital, and enhance economic competitiveness. The signing of this treaty marked a significant step towards closer economic ties and collaboration between Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.

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  • 2. 

    Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan on 29 May 2014 signed a treaty to form Eurasian Union at Palace of Independence in Astana, Kazakhstan. Name the first person, who proposed an idea of formation such a Union?

    • A.

      Victor Yanukovych

    • B.

      Nursultan Nazarbayev

    • C.

      Vladmir Putin

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Nursultan Nazarbayev
    Explanation
    Nursultan Nazarbayev is the correct answer because he was the first person to propose the idea of forming a Eurasian Union. This is evident from the fact that the treaty to form the union was signed at the Palace of Independence in Astana, Kazakhstan, where Nazarbayev served as the President.

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  • 3. 

    Goa on 30 May observed Goa Day as the 27th Statehood Day. Name the military operation of Indian Army that helped India in making Goa as 25th state of Union India?

    • A.

      Operation Polo

    • B.

      Operation Woodrose

    • C.

      Operation Viraat

    • D.

      Operation Vijay

    Correct Answer
    D. Operation Vijay
    Explanation
    Operation Vijay was the military operation of the Indian Army that helped India in making Goa the 25th state of Union India. This operation was conducted in December 1961 and aimed to liberate Goa from Portuguese rule. The operation involved a swift and successful military campaign, which led to the annexation of Goa, Daman, and Diu into the Indian Union. Operation Vijay played a crucial role in integrating Goa into the Indian territory and establishing it as a separate state.

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  • 4. 

    Presidents of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan signed a treaty to form Eurasian Union at Palace of Independence in Astana, Kazakhstan. Which of the following statements, given below in context of the Union formation is wrong?
    1. The EEU will come into effect on 1 January 2015 in case the treaty is approved by the Parliaments of each country.
    2. After coming into effect, the Union will create a market of 170 million people with a combined annual GDP of 2.7 trillion dollar and a quarter of the world energy resources.
    3. As per the treaty, the three countries will form common market with free movement of goods, services, capital and workforce.
    4. The treaty is based on a contractual and legal basis of the Customs Union and the Common Economic Space but doesn’t comply with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules.

    • A.

      Statement I, II and III are wrong

    • B.

      Statement I is wrong

    • C.

      Statement III is wrong

    • D.

      Statement IV is wrong

    Correct Answer
    D. Statement IV is wrong
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is that Statement IV is wrong. This means that the treaty forming the Eurasian Union does comply with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules.

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  • 5. 

    Name the State that approved the scheme to provide a fixed amount of money to children of imprisoned parents on a monthly basis?

    • A.

      Maharashtra

    • B.

      Delhi

    • C.

      Rajasthan

    • D.

      Gujarat

    Correct Answer
    B. Delhi
    Explanation
    Delhi is the correct answer because it is the state that approved the scheme to provide a fixed amount of money to children of imprisoned parents on a monthly basis.

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  • 6. 

    Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft MIG-21 crashed at Marhama Sangam on National Highway in Bijbehara of Anantnag district recently. Anantnag district where the aircraft crashed is located in which state?

    • A.

      Jammu and Kashmir

    • B.

      Himachal Pradesh

    • C.

      Rajasthan

    • D.

      Uttar Pradesh

    Correct Answer
    A. Jammu and Kashmir
    Explanation
    Anantnag district, where the aircraft crashed, is located in Jammu and Kashmir.

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  • 7. 

    Union Government of India and the World Bank on 29 May 2014 signed the Loan Agreement of 1006.20 million US dollar to assist a programme. Name the programme?

    • A.

      Rajasthan Agricultural Competitiveness Project

    • B.

      India Statistical Strengthening Project

    • C.

      Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan III

    • D.

      Promotion of green initiatives and sustainable development

    Correct Answer
    C. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan III
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan III. This is a government program in India aimed at achieving universal elementary education. The loan agreement signed between the Union Government of India and the World Bank is to assist in funding this program, which focuses on improving the quality of education and increasing access to education for all children in India.

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  • 8. 

    South Delhi Municipal Corporation recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the GeoSpatial Delhi to give Unique Code to all properties in the civic body’s jurisdiction. Name the code?

    • A.

      Unique Identification Code for Property (UICP)

    • B.

      Unique Property Identification Code (UPIC)

    • C.

      Unique Code for Identification of Property (UCIP)

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Unique Property Identification Code (UPIC)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Unique Property Identification Code (UPIC). The South Delhi Municipal Corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with GeoSpatial Delhi to provide a unique code to all properties within its jurisdiction. This code, known as UPIC, will help in identifying and tracking properties efficiently. It will serve as a unique identifier for each property, making it easier for authorities to manage and maintain property records. The UPIC system aims to streamline property-related processes and improve transparency in property transactions.

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  • 9. 

    Name the former President of Ecuador who was sentenced for 12 years in jail for embezzlement by a court of Ecuador on 30 May 2014?

    • A.

      Rafael Correa

    • B.

      Rafael Perez Pareja

    • C.

      Jamil Mahuad

    • D.

      Jorge Glas

    Correct Answer
    C. Jamil Mahuad
    Explanation
    Jamil Mahuad was the former President of Ecuador who was sentenced to 12 years in jail for embezzlement by a court of Ecuador on 30 May 2014.

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  • 10. 

    Name the off-spinner of England cricket team, who died recently?

    • A.

      Colin Cowdrey

    • B.

      John Mortimore

    • C.

      Bryan “Bomber” Wells

    • D.

      David Allen

    Correct Answer
    D. David Allen
    Explanation
    David Allen is the correct answer because he is the off-spinner of the England cricket team who recently passed away. Colin Cowdrey, John Mortimore, and Bryan "Bomber" Wells are not relevant to the question and are therefore incorrect options.

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  • 11. 

    Name the person who was appointed as the National Security Adviser on 30 May 2014?

    • A.

      Shivshankar Menon

    • B.

      Brajesh Mishra

    • C.

      MK Narayanan

    • D.

      Ajit Doval

    Correct Answer
    D. Ajit Doval
    Explanation
    Ajit Doval was appointed as the National Security Adviser on 30 May 2014.

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  • 12. 

    The Union Cabinet headed by PM Narendra Modi in the last week of May 2014 constituted Special Investigating Team (SIT) on Black Money to comply with the Supreme Court Judgement on Black Money. Who has been appointed as the chairman of the SIT to head it?

    • A.

      Justice MB Shah

    • B.

      Rajinder Kumar

    • C.

      Ranjit Sinha

    • D.

      Justice Arijit Pasayat

    Correct Answer
    A. Justice MB Shah
    Explanation
    Justice MB Shah has been appointed as the chairman of the SIT to head it.

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  • 13. 

    Who was the first National Security Adviser of India and when was he appointed?

    • A.

      Shivshankar Menon in 2010

    • B.

      Brajesh Mishra in 1998

    • C.

      MK Narayanan in 2005

    • D.

      JN Dixit in 1990

    Correct Answer
    B. Brajesh Mishra in 1998
    Explanation
    Brajesh Mishra was appointed as the first National Security Adviser of India in 1998.

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  • 14. 

    Name the President and member of Board of Infosys, who resigned in the last week of May 2014?

    • A.

      KC Pant

    • B.

      BG Srinivas

    • C.

      UB Pravin Rao

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. BG Srinivas
    Explanation
    BG Srinivas is the correct answer because he resigned as President and member of the Board of Infosys in the last week of May 2014.

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  • 15. 

    Name the author of the book entitled Anticipating India - The Best of National Interest

    • A.

      NR Narayana Murthy

    • B.

      Shekhar Gupta

    • C.

      Viveck Goenka

    • D.

      Sunil Jain

    Correct Answer
    B. Shekhar Gupta
    Explanation
    Shekhar Gupta is the author of the book entitled Anticipating India - The Best of National Interest.

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  • 16. 

    ONGC on 25 May 2014 started drilling its first-ever well in a basin at Chinnapuliyur village. Name the basin?

    • A.

      Palar Basin

    • B.

      Assam-Arakan Basin

    • C.

      Mumbai Offshore Basin

    • D.

      Cambay Basin

    Correct Answer
    A. Palar Basin
    Explanation
    ONGC started drilling its first-ever well in the Palar Basin at Chinnapuliyur village on 25 May 2014.

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  • 17. 

    Who was the called as the Father of Malaysian hockey that died recently at the age 86?

    • A.

      Azlan Shah

    • B.

      Chua Boon Huat

    • C.

      Kumar Subramaniam

    • D.

      Mohd Shahrun Nabil Abdullah

    Correct Answer
    A. Azlan Shah
    Explanation
    Azlan Shah is called the Father of Malaysian hockey because he made significant contributions to the sport in Malaysia. He played a crucial role in developing and promoting hockey in the country, both as a player and as an administrator. He was the President of the Malaysian Hockey Federation and played a key role in organizing major hockey tournaments, including the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. His dedication and passion for the sport earned him the title of the Father of Malaysian hockey.

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  • 18. 

    Name the person, who was nominated by the Chief Minister of Kerala as the goodwill ambassador of 35th National Games 2015 to be held in Kerala?

    • A.

      Sachin Tendulkar

    • B.

      Saina Nehwal

    • C.

      PT Usha

    • D.

      Lt. Col. Goda Varma Raja

    Correct Answer
    A. Sachin Tendulkar
    Explanation
    Sachin Tendulkar was nominated by the Chief Minister of Kerala as the goodwill ambassador of the 35th National Games 2015 to be held in Kerala.

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  • 19. 

    US President Barack Obama recently announced to keep 9800 troops in Afghanistan till?

    • A.

      2016

    • B.

      2019

    • C.

      2015

    • D.

      2014

    Correct Answer
    A. 2016
    Explanation
    Barack Obama announced to keep 9800 troops in Afghanistan till 2016. This decision was made to continue supporting the Afghan government and security forces in their efforts to combat terrorism and stabilize the country. By maintaining a significant military presence, the United States aimed to prevent the resurgence of extremist groups and ensure the progress made in Afghanistan was not undone. This announcement also signaled a shift in the timeline for the withdrawal of American troops, reflecting the ongoing challenges and complexities of the situation in Afghanistan.

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  • 20. 

    Name the youngest woman to climb the highest peak of the world, Mount Everest?

    • A.

      Samantha Larson

    • B.

      Krishna Patil

    • C.

      Dicky Dolma

    • D.

      Malavath Poorna

    Correct Answer
    D. Malavath Poorna
    Explanation
    Malavath Poorna is the correct answer because she is the youngest woman to climb Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. She achieved this feat at the age of 13 in 2014. Malavath Poorna hails from a small village in India and her determination and perseverance led her to conquer this great challenge at such a young age.

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  • 21. 

    Name the company that has given Europeans right to be forgotten as a service as per the order of European Union Court of Justice in May 2014?

    • A.

      Yahoo Inc

    • B.

      Google

    • C.

      Altavista

    • D.

      Bing

    Correct Answer
    B. Google
    Explanation
    Google is the correct answer because it was the company that was ordered by the European Union Court of Justice in May 2014 to provide Europeans with the "right to be forgotten" as a service. This ruling allowed individuals to request the removal of certain search results that were deemed to be outdated, irrelevant, or infringing on their privacy rights. Yahoo Inc, Altavista, and Bing were not specifically mentioned in the question or associated with this particular court order.

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  • 22. 

    Who has been appointed as the new Vice President of World Bank?

    • A.

      Jim Yong Kim

    • B.

      Raghunath rajan

    • C.

      Hiroshi Naka

    • D.

      Ban Ki Moon

    Correct Answer
    C. Hiroshi Naka
  • 23. 

    The Reserve Bank of India recently allowed banks to provide loans to exporters with tenures of up to how many years?

    • A.

      4 years

    • B.

      10 years

    • C.

      8 years

    • D.

      5 years

    Correct Answer
    B. 10 years
    Explanation
    The Reserve Bank of India recently allowed banks to provide loans to exporters with tenures of up to 10 years. This decision by the central bank is aimed at supporting exporters and promoting trade by providing them with longer-term financing options. By extending the loan tenure to 10 years, exporters will have more flexibility in repaying their loans, which can help them manage their cash flows better and invest in their businesses for long-term growth.

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  • 24. 

    When was international Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 2014 observed?

    • A.

      15 May 2014

    • B.

      10 May 2014

    • C.

      29 May 2014

    • D.

      31 May 2014

    Correct Answer
    C. 29 May 2014
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 29 May 2014. The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is observed annually on 29 May to honor and pay tribute to the peacekeepers who have lost their lives in the line of duty and to recognize the contributions and efforts of all peacekeepers in maintaining peace and security around the world.

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  • 25. 

    Who won the AFC Women's Asian Football Cup 2014 held in Vietnam on 25 May 2014?

    • A.

      Australia

    • B.

      China

    • C.

      South Korea

    • D.

      Japan

    Correct Answer
    D. Japan
    Explanation
    Japan won the AFC Women's Asian Football Cup 2014 held in Vietnam on 25 May 2014.

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  • 26. 

    Who was awarded the prestigious Vyas Samman for the year 2013 for his book Vyomkesh Darvesh by KK Birla Foundation?

    • A.

      Vishwanath Tripathi

    • B.

      Ram Vilas Sharma

    • C.

      Dharamvir Bharati

    • D.

      Surrender Sharma

    Correct Answer
    A. Vishwanath Tripathi
    Explanation
    Vishwanath Tripathi was awarded the prestigious Vyas Samman for the year 2013 for his book Vyomkesh Darvesh by KK Birla Foundation.

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  • 27. 

    Who won the Thomas Cup badminton title 2014 on 25 May 2014?

    • A.

      North Korea

    • B.

      China

    • C.

      Japan

    • D.

      Malaysia

    Correct Answer
    C. Japan
    Explanation
    Japan won the Thomas Cup badminton title in 2014 on 25 May 2014.

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  • 28. 

    Narendra Modi with his 45-member Council of Ministers was sworn-in by the President on 26 May 2014. According to which Article of Constitution of India, the President administered their oath?

    • A.

      Article 72

    • B.

      Article 73

    • C.

      Article 74

    • D.

      Article 75

    Correct Answer
    D. Article 75
    Explanation
    The President administered the oath of office to Narendra Modi and his Council of Ministers according to Article 75 of the Constitution of India. This article states the procedure for the appointment and term of office of the Prime Minister and other Ministers. It also specifies that they shall take an oath or affirmation before entering upon their respective offices.

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  • 29. 

    Recently, Korean Scientists at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) developed a new sprinting robot which was inspired by a ferocious dinosaur and can outrun Usain Bolt. What was the name given to the robot?

    • A.

      Robot Raptor

    • B.

      Robot Cheetah

    • C.

      Robot Velociraptor

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    A. Robot Raptor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Robot Raptor. This is because the question states that the robot was inspired by a ferocious dinosaur, and the name "Raptor" is commonly associated with the Velociraptor, a type of dinosaur known for its speed and agility. Therefore, the name "Robot Raptor" is the most fitting choice for a sprinting robot inspired by a dinosaur.

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  • 30. 

    Who on 29 May 2014 became the first Indian to receive Harvard Medal?

    • A.

      Ratan Tata

    • B.

      Anand Mahindra

    • C.

      Pallavi Godrej

    • D.

      Prakash Javadekar

    Correct Answer
    B. Anand Mahindra
    Explanation
    Anand Mahindra became the first Indian to receive the Harvard Medal on 29 May 2014.

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