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  • 1. 

    Former Chief Justice of India, Palaniswamy Sathasivam was appointed as the Governor of a state on 3 September 2014. Name the state?

    • A.

      Karnataka

    • B.

      Manipur

    • C.

      Nagaland

    • D.

      Kerala

    Correct Answer
    D. Kerala
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Kerala. Palaniswamy Sathasivam, the former Chief Justice of India, was appointed as the Governor of Kerala on 3 September 2014.

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  • 2. 

    The Union Government on 3 September 2014 notified Lokpal Search Committee Rules with some amendment in a rule of the Search Committee Rules. Which Rule has been amended?

    • A.

      Rule 5

    • B.

      Rule 9

    • C.

      Rule 10

    • D.

      Rule 15

    Correct Answer
    C. Rule 10
    Explanation
    Rule 10 has been amended.

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  • 3. 

    What is Qaedat al-Jihad which was in news recently?

    • A.

      A terrorism wing of Al-Qaeda launched in Indian Sub-continent

    • B.

      A terrorism wing of Al-Qaeda in Pakistan

    • C.

      A terrorism wing of ISIS launched in Iraq

    • D.

      A terrorism wing of ISIS launched in Syria

    Correct Answer
    A. A terrorism wing of Al-Qaeda launched in Indian Sub-continent
    Explanation
    Qaedat al-Jihad is a terrorism wing of Al-Qaeda that was recently launched in the Indian Sub-continent. This group is affiliated with Al-Qaeda and operates in countries like India, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. They are responsible for carrying out various terrorist activities in the region and pose a significant threat to the security and stability of the Indian Sub-continent.

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  • 4. 

    President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on 3 September 2014 released a set of eight Commemorative Postage Stamps on Indian Musicians. Who of the following is not a part of stamps released by the President?

    • A.

      Pandit Bhimsen Joshi

    • B.

      Ustad Vilayat Khan

    • C.

      Pandit Kumar Gandharva

    • D.

      Zakir Hussain

    Correct Answer
    D. Zakir Hussain
    Explanation
    Zakir Hussain is not a part of the set of eight Commemorative Postage Stamps on Indian Musicians released by President Pranab Mukherjee on 3 September 2014.

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  • 5. 

    A. D.K. Pattammal              1) An Indian classical singer of the khyal style in the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana of Hindustani classical musicB. Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur 2) An Indian singer of the khyal genre of Hindustani classical music and was from to the Kirana gharana.C. Gangubai Hangal              3) A Hindustani classical singer and was well known for his unique vocal style and his refusal to be bound by the tradition of any gharanaD. Pandit Kumar Gandharva  4) A prominent Carnatic musician and a playback singer for film songs in many Indian languagesA    B   C   D

    • A.

      4 2 1 3

    • B.

      4 3 1 2

    • C.

      2 1 3 4

    • D.

      2 1 4 3

    Correct Answer
    A. 4 2 1 3
  • 6. 

    What is Visa X which was in news recently?

    • A.

      A Visa granted to Foreigners that allows foreigners to stay in India for 180 days without registration with FROs/FRROs

    • B.

      A Type of credit card issued by the banks

    • C.

      Special debit card issued by the banks

    • D.

      A Visa granted to People of Bangladesh who wants to live in India for a 5 years

    Correct Answer
    A. A Visa granted to Foreigners that allows foreigners to stay in India for 180 days without registration with FROs/FRROs
    Explanation
    Visa X is a type of visa that allows foreigners to stay in India for 180 days without the need for registration with FROs/FRROs. This means that foreigners can stay in India for a longer duration without the hassle of going through the registration process. It offers convenience and flexibility for foreigners visiting or staying in India for an extended period of time.

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  • 7. 

    Colombo Plan for Cooperative Economic and Social Development in Asia and the Pacific was conceived at the Commonwealth Conference on Foreign Affairs held in Colombo in Sri Lanka. When was it conceived?

    • A.

      January 1949

    • B.

      January 1950

    • C.

      January 1951

    • D.

      January 1987

    Correct Answer
    B. January 1950
    Explanation
    The correct answer is January 1950. The Colombo Plan for Cooperative Economic and Social Development in Asia and the Pacific was conceived at the Commonwealth Conference on Foreign Affairs held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in January 1950.

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  • 8. 

    Australian Government's New Colombo Plan for India was launched in September 2014 at?

    • A.

      Mumbai University

    • B.

      Delhi University

    • C.

      Pune University

    • D.

      Madras University

    Correct Answer
    A. Mumbai University
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mumbai University. The Australian Government's New Colombo Plan for India was launched in September 2014 at Mumbai University. This plan aims to strengthen Australia's ties with the Indo-Pacific region by providing Australian students with the opportunity to study and undertake internships in the region. Mumbai University was chosen as the launch site for this program, highlighting the importance of India's financial and cultural capital in the bilateral relationship between Australia and India.

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  • 9. 

    The Supreme Court of India on 4 September 2014 asked the Union Government to clarify its stand on granting dual citizenship to?

    • A.

      Bollywood Actors who are granted citizens by other countries

    • B.

      Residents of Jammu and Kashmir

    • C.

      Children born in India via an Indian surrogate mother

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Children born in India via an Indian surrogate mother
    Explanation
    The Supreme Court of India asked the Union Government to clarify its stand on granting dual citizenship to children born in India via an Indian surrogate mother. This implies that the court is seeking clarity on whether these children should be granted dual citizenship or not. The question also rules out the other options of granting dual citizenship to Bollywood actors who are granted citizens by other countries and residents of Jammu and Kashmir, indicating that the focus is specifically on children born via an Indian surrogate mother.

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  • 10. 

    Union Government on 4 September 2014 approved a hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners. The DA and DR have been hiked by?

    • A.

      3 percent

    • B.

      5 percent

    • C.

      7 percent

    • D.

      10 percent

    Correct Answer
    C. 7 percent
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 7 percent. The Union Government approved a 7 percent hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners. This means that the employees and pensioners will receive an increase of 7 percent in their allowances and relief, respectively.

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  • 11. 

    Name the owner of Jaipur Pink Panther (JPP) that on 31 August 2014 won the inaugural title of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League played at the NSCI Stadium in Mumbai?

    • A.

      Future Group

    • B.

      Abhisek Bachchan

    • C.

      Rajesh Shah

    • D.

      Kosmik Global Media

    Correct Answer
    B. Abhisek Bachchan
    Explanation
    Abhishek Bachchan is the correct answer because he is the owner of Jaipur Pink Panthers (JPP) team that won the inaugural title of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League in 2014.

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  • 12. 

    Sattiraju Lakshminarayana nicknamed Bapu who died on 31 August 2014 in Chennai at the age of 80 was?

    • A.

      Telugu Novelist

    • B.

      Marathi Environmentalist

    • C.

      Telugu Filmmaker

    • D.

      Marathi Filmmaker

    Correct Answer
    C. Telugu Filmmaker
    Explanation
    Sattiraju Lakshminarayana, also known as Bapu, was a renowned Telugu filmmaker. He was not a Telugu novelist, Marathi environmentalist, or Marathi filmmaker. Bapu's contributions to the Telugu film industry were significant, and he was well-known for his unique storytelling and artistic style. His death in Chennai on 31 August 2014 marked the end of an era in Telugu cinema.

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  • 13. 

    Name the person, who is the Chairman of the Governing Body of the revived Nalanda University

    • A.

      Amartya Sen

    • B.

      Gopa Sabharwal

    • C.

      Bakhtiyar Khilji

    • D.

      Anil Wadhwa

    Correct Answer
    A. Amartya Sen
    Explanation
    Amartya Sen is the correct answer because he is the Chairman of the Governing Body of the revived Nalanda University. Nalanda University is an international institution for the pursuit of intellectual, philosophical, and spiritual knowledge. Amartya Sen, an Indian economist and philosopher, was appointed as the Chairman of the Governing Body in 2012. He is a renowned scholar and Nobel laureate, known for his contributions to welfare economics and development economics. As the Chairman, he plays a crucial role in overseeing the governance and direction of the university.

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  • 14. 

    Zimbabwe on 31 August 2014 defeated Australia for the first time in over more than three decades in the one-day match played at the Harare Sports Club. Last time Zimbabwe defeated Australia in which year?

    • A.

      1983 World Cup

    • B.

      1799 World Cup

    • C.

      1982 Benson & Hedges World Series Cup

    • D.

      1983 Benson & Hedges World Series Cup

    Correct Answer
    A. 1983 World Cup
    Explanation
    Zimbabwe defeated Australia for the first time in over three decades in the one-day match played in 2014. The last time Zimbabwe defeated Australia was in the 1983 World Cup.

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  • 15. 

    Name the state, who’s High Court on 1 September 2014 banned animal sacrifice in any place of public religious worship to appease deities throughout the state?

    • A.

      Himachal Pradesh

    • B.

      Uttar Pradesh

    • C.

      Kerala

    • D.

      Tamil Nadu

    Correct Answer
    A. Himachal Pradesh
    Explanation
    Himachal Pradesh is the correct answer because its High Court banned animal sacrifice in any place of public religious worship to appease deities throughout the state on 1 September 2014.

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  • 16. 

    A study on medical tourism destinations titled Medical Value Travel in India has been released by?

    • A.

      KPMG

    • B.

      FICCI

    • C.

      World Bank

    • D.

      KPMG-FICCI

    • E.

      World Bank-FICCI

    Correct Answer
    D. KPMG-FICCI
    Explanation
    The correct answer is KPMG-FICCI. This implies that the study on medical tourism destinations titled Medical Value Travel in India was released jointly by KPMG and FICCI.

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  • 17. 

    Union Government on 1 September 2014 relaxed the import norms of Onion by allowing fumigation in India. The fumigation has been allowed up to?

    • A.

      30 November 2014

    • B.

      30 October 2014

    • C.

      30 December 2014

    • D.

      30 March 2015

    Correct Answer
    A. 30 November 2014
    Explanation
    The Union Government relaxed the import norms of Onion by allowing fumigation in India until 30 November 2014. This means that onions can be imported and fumigated in India until that date, after which the import norms may change or become stricter.

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  • 18. 

    Union Government on 1 September 2014 informed to the Supreme Court that it wants re-auction of all 218 the coal blocks that was declared illegal by it. But it also urged the Apex Court to spare a certain number of coal blocks which are functional or about to start work. It has pleaded for not scrapping how many coal blocks?

    • A.

      43

    • B.

      45

    • C.

      46

    • D.

      49

    Correct Answer
    C. 46
    Explanation
    The Union Government informed the Supreme Court that it wants to re-auction all 218 coal blocks that were declared illegal. However, they also requested the Apex Court to spare a certain number of coal blocks that are already functional or about to start work. The correct answer is 46, indicating that the government pleaded for not scrapping 46 coal blocks.

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  • 19. 

    Which state recently made it mandatory for women to wear helmets while riding a two-wheeler?

    • A.

      Maharashtra

    • B.

      Kerala

    • C.

      Delhi

    • D.

      Rajasthan

    Correct Answer
    C. Delhi
    Explanation
    Delhi recently made it mandatory for women to wear helmets while riding a two-wheeler. This indicates that the state government of Delhi has implemented a new rule or law requiring women to wear helmets for their safety while riding a two-wheeler. It is important to note that this rule is specific to Delhi and may not apply to other states in India.

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  • 20. 

    Vinod Kumar Duggal resigned as the Governor of which State?

    • A.

      Maharashtra

    • B.

      Madhya Pradesh

    • C.

      Manipur

    • D.

      Nagaland

    Correct Answer
    C. Manipur
    Explanation
    Vinod Kumar Duggal resigned as the Governor of Manipur.

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  • 21. 

    Recently India and ASEAN signed an agreement to strengthen trade relations. In this context, which of the following Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is not signed between India and ASEAN countries?

    • A.

      Free Trade Agreement in services

    • B.

      Free Trade Agreement in investments

    • C.

      Free Trade Agreement in goods

    • D.

      Free Trade Agreement in manpower

    Correct Answer
    D. Free Trade Agreement in manpower
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Free Trade Agreement in manpower" because there is no specific Free Trade Agreement signed between India and ASEAN countries regarding the movement of manpower. The other options, Free Trade Agreement in services, investments, and goods, are all areas where India and ASEAN have signed agreements to enhance trade relations.

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  • 22. 

    Saakshar Bharat Awards are presented every year on which occasion?

    • A.

      World Labour Day

    • B.

      World Literacy Day

    • C.

      World Heart Day

    • D.

      World Heritage Day

    Correct Answer
    B. World Literacy Day
    Explanation
    Saakshar Bharat Awards are presented every year on World Literacy Day. This day is celebrated globally to raise awareness about the importance of literacy and to promote literacy for all. The Saakshar Bharat Awards recognize and honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions towards improving literacy rates and promoting education in India. By presenting these awards on World Literacy Day, it highlights the importance of literacy in empowering individuals and communities and encourages further efforts in this field.

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  • 23. 

    Blue Economy- International Workshop on Sustainable Growth was held in the first week of September 2014 in which place?

    • A.

      Dhaka, Bangladesh

    • B.

      Melbourne, Australia

    • C.

      New Delhi, India

    • D.

      Beijing, China

    Correct Answer
    A. Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Explanation
    The Blue Economy- International Workshop on Sustainable Growth was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh in the first week of September 2014.

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  • 24. 

    Who on 1 September 2014 became the first woman director in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Council?

    • A.

      Tessy Thomas

    • B.

      V Ranvidranath

    • C.

      Smriti Irani

    • D.

      Both (a) and (b)

    Correct Answer
    D. Both (a) and (b)
    Explanation
    Both (a) and (b) are the correct answers because on 1 September 2014, Tessy Thomas and V Ranvidranath both became the first women directors in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Council.

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  • 25. 

    The Central Bank of which country recently unveiled the plan to introduce world’s first digital currency?

    • A.

      Norway

    • B.

      Ecuador

    • C.

      Japan

    • D.

      Brazil

    Correct Answer
    B. Ecuador
    Explanation
    Ecuador is the correct answer because the Central Bank of Ecuador recently announced its plan to introduce the world's first digital currency. This move aims to modernize the country's financial system and provide a secure and efficient payment method for its citizens. By implementing a digital currency, Ecuador seeks to reduce reliance on physical cash and promote financial inclusion for its population.

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  • 26. 

    Maya Rao who died recently was a renowned

    • A.

      Bharatnatyam dancer

    • B.

      Kathak dancer

    • C.

      Kuchhipudi dancer

    • D.

      Odissi dancer

    Correct Answer
    B. Kathak dancer
    Explanation
    Maya Rao, who recently passed away, was a renowned Kathak dancer. Kathak is one of the major classical dance forms of India, characterized by its intricate footwork, graceful movements, and expressive storytelling. Maya Rao's expertise and recognition in the field of Kathak dance highlight her significant contributions to the art form.

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  • 27. 

    Who became the first Spaniard to win the World Badminton Championship held in Copenhagen, Denmark?

    • A.

      Carolina Marin

    • B.

      Carlos Longo

    • C.

      Laura Molina

    • D.

      Dolores Marco

    Correct Answer
    A. Carolina Marin
    Explanation
    Carolina Marin became the first Spaniard to win the World Badminton Championship held in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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  • 28. 

    Who became the first Indian actor to be honoured by US Postal service with the release of a postage stamp of his/her?

    • A.

      Amitabh Bacchan

    • B.

      Sharukh Khan

    • C.

      A Nageswara Rao

    • D.

      Dilip Kumar

    Correct Answer
    C. A Nageswara Rao
    Explanation
    A Nageswara Rao became the first Indian actor to be honoured by the US Postal service with the release of a postage stamp of his.

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  • 29. 

    What is the name of panel constituted by the Union Ministry of Finance on 3 September 2014 to look into unclaimed public provident fund and postal savings?

    • A.

      Bimal Jalan panel

    • B.

      H R Khan panel

    • C.

      T C Ananth panel

    • D.

      Pronab Sen panel

    Correct Answer
    B. H R Khan panel
    Explanation
    The correct answer is H R Khan panel. The Union Ministry of Finance constituted the H R Khan panel on 3 September 2014 to investigate unclaimed public provident fund and postal savings. This panel was tasked with examining the issue of unclaimed funds and suggesting measures to facilitate their return to the rightful owners.

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  • 30. 

    What is the rank of India in World Economic Forum’s annual Global Competitiveness list 2014-15?

    • A.

      63

    • B.

      45

    • C.

      71

    • D.

      56

    Correct Answer
    C. 71
    Explanation
    India was ranked 71st in the World Economic Forum's annual Global Competitiveness list for the year 2014-15. This ranking indicates India's position in terms of its competitiveness in the global market. A higher ranking suggests that the country has a favorable environment for businesses and is more likely to attract investments. Conversely, a lower ranking indicates that there may be challenges and barriers to economic growth and development.

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