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  • 1. 

    Name the state that on 3 October 2014 became the first state of India to start olive refinery?

    • A.

      Tamil Nadu

    • B.

      Maharashtra

    • C.

      Kerala

    • D.

      Rajasthan

    Correct Answer
    D. Rajasthan
    Explanation
    Rajasthan became the first state of India to start an olive refinery on 3 October 2014.

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  • 2. 

    NASA's Earth Observatory in October 2014 claimed that the world’s fourth-largest lake of its time has dried and is at the verge of vanish. Name the lake?

    • A.

      Lake Oroumieh

    • B.

      Aral Sea

    • C.

      Cachuma Lake

    • D.

      Dead Sea

    Correct Answer
    B. Aral Sea
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Aral Sea. In October 2014, NASA's Earth Observatory reported that the Aral Sea, which was once the fourth-largest lake in the world, had dried up and was on the brink of disappearing. This was a result of excessive irrigation and diversion of water from the two rivers that fed the lake, the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya, for agricultural purposes. The shrinking of the Aral Sea has had severe environmental and socio-economic consequences for the region, including the loss of fishing industry and the exposure of toxic chemicals from the exposed lakebed.

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  • 3. 

    Chalein Saath Saath: Forward Together We Go is the Vision Statement signed between which two countries on 30 September 2014?

    • A.

      India-China

    • B.

      India-Japan

    • C.

      India-US

    • D.

      India-Vietnam

    Correct Answer
    C. India-US
    Explanation
    The correct answer is India-US. The Vision Statement "Chalein Saath Saath: Forward Together We Go" was signed between India and the United States on 30 September 2014. This statement signifies the commitment of both countries to work together and move forward in various areas of cooperation, such as defense, economy, energy, and technology. It reflects the growing strategic partnership between India and the United States and their shared vision for a strong bilateral relationship.

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  • 4. 

    Which one of the following is not one of the agreements signed between India and the US on 30 September 2014?

    • A.

      Agreement on developing smart cities in Ajmer, Vishakhapatnam and Allahabad

    • B.

      Agreement on partnership to improve access to clean water and sanitation for all in India

    • C.

      Agreement on a new and enhanced strategic partnership on energy security, clean energy, and climate change

    • D.

      Agreement on training Indian defence personnel to check cyber terrorism

    Correct Answer
    D. Agreement on training Indian defence personnel to check cyber terrorism
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Agreement on training Indian defence personnel to check cyber terrorism." This is because the question asks for the agreement that was not signed between India and the US on 30 September 2014. The other options all mention agreements that were signed on that date, such as developing smart cities, improving access to clean water and sanitation, and enhancing strategic partnership on energy security and clean energy. Therefore, the agreement on training Indian defence personnel to check cyber terrorism is not one of the agreements signed on that date.

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  • 5. 

    Name the State where on 28 September 2014 President Rule under the meaning of Article 356 of the Constitution was imposed after the ruling government came into minority?

    • A.

      Sikkim

    • B.

      Haryana

    • C.

      Maharashtra

    • D.

      West Bengal

    Correct Answer
    C. Maharashtra
    Explanation
    In Maharashtra, on 28 September 2014, President's Rule was imposed under Article 356 of the Constitution after the ruling government came into a minority. This means that the state government was unable to maintain a majority in the legislative assembly, leading to the imposition of central rule.

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  • 6. 

    World Rabies Day was observed on which date?

    • A.

      29 September 2014

    • B.

      28 September 2014

    • C.

      1 October 2014

    • D.

      30 September 2014

    Correct Answer
    B. 28 September 2014
    Explanation
    World Rabies Day is observed on 28 September 2014.

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  • 7. 

    Consider the following statements related to world’s first solar rechargeable battery.I. It was developed by Scientists at Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyII. It is a hybrid device that is party rechargeable battery and part solar cellIII. It comprises of three electrodes instead of four electrodes which normally is required to connect a solar cell to a batteryWhich is/are correct?

    • A.

      I and II

    • B.

      II and III

    • C.

      I and III

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The given answer "All of the above" is correct because all three statements are true. Statement I states that the world's first solar rechargeable battery was developed by Scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Statement II states that it is a hybrid device that is part rechargeable battery and part solar cell. Statement III states that it comprises of three electrodes instead of four electrodes, which is the usual requirement to connect a solar cell to a battery. Therefore, all three statements are correct.

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  • 8. 

    Facebook – WhatsApp deal worth 19 billion US dollars was recently approved by competition commission of which country/association?

    • A.

      USA

    • B.

      UK

    • C.

      European Union

    • D.

      ASEAN

    Correct Answer
    C. European Union
    Explanation
    The correct answer is European Union. The European Union's competition commission approved the Facebook-WhatsApp deal worth 19 billion US dollars. This means that the European Union gave its consent for the acquisition to take place, indicating that it did not see any significant competition concerns or antitrust issues with the deal.

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  • 9. 

    The US on 3 October 2014 announced to lift 40 years long ban on arms sales to which country to boost sea defence in the South China Sea?

    • A.

      North Korea

    • B.

      Myanmar

    • C.

      The Philippines

    • D.

      Vietnam

    Correct Answer
    D. Vietnam
    Explanation
    The US announced to lift a 40-year ban on arms sales to Vietnam in order to boost their sea defense capabilities in the South China Sea. This decision was made as a response to China's increasing assertiveness in the region and their territorial claims in the disputed waters. By lifting the ban, the US aimed to strengthen its relationship with Vietnam and enhance their maritime security cooperation. This move also signaled a shift in US foreign policy towards Vietnam, as they sought to deepen their strategic partnership and counterbalance China's influence in the region.

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  • 10. 

    World's first baby born through womb-transplant was born in which country?

    • A.

      The Netherlands

    • B.

      USA

    • C.

      China

    • D.

      Sweden

    Correct Answer
    D. Sweden
    Explanation
    The world's first baby born through a womb transplant was born in Sweden. This breakthrough medical procedure involved transplanting a uterus from a living donor into a woman who did not have a functioning uterus. The successful birth of a healthy baby after this procedure marked a significant advancement in reproductive medicine and gave hope to many women who were previously unable to conceive and carry a pregnancy.

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  • 11. 

    Pakistan on 3 October 2014 recorded the maximum number of polio cases in 14 years. In this context which is/are other nation(s) that are polio endemic nation(s)?

    • A.

      Nigeria and Afghanistan

    • B.

      Afghanistan and India

    • C.

      Afghanistan and Sudan

    • D.

      Sudan and Nigeria

    Correct Answer
    A. Nigeria and Afghanistan
    Explanation
    Nigeria and Afghanistan are the other nations that are polio endemic nations. This means that these countries have a high number of polio cases and are struggling to eradicate the disease.

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  • 12. 

    Name the Bollywood actor who received the Global Diversity Award for the year 2014 given by the House of Commons of Britain?

    • A.

      Amitabh Bachchan

    • B.

      Om Puri

    • C.

      Shah Rukh Khan

    • D.

      Priyanka Chopra

    Correct Answer
    C. Shah Rukh Khan
    Explanation
    Shah Rukh Khan received the Global Diversity Award for the year 2014 given by the House of Commons of Britain. This award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to promoting diversity and inclusivity. Shah Rukh Khan, known as the "King of Bollywood," has not only achieved immense success in the Indian film industry but has also been actively involved in various philanthropic endeavors. Through his work and advocacy, he has become a global icon, promoting cultural diversity and breaking barriers in the entertainment industry.

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  • 13. 

    Who won the Champions League Twenty20 title of cricket on 4 October 2014?

    • A.

      Kolkata Knight Riders

    • B.

      Chennai Super Kings

    • C.

      Cape Cobras

    • D.

      Delhi Dynamos

    Correct Answer
    B. Chennai Super Kings
    Explanation
    Chennai Super Kings won the Champions League Twenty20 title of cricket on 4 October 2014.

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  • 14. 

    The aim of the Swacch Bharat Mission, that was launched on 2 October 2014, is to make India clean by the year

    • A.

      2016

    • B.

      2020

    • C.

      2019

    • D.

      2022

    Correct Answer
    C. 2019
    Explanation
    The Swacch Bharat Mission was launched in 2014 with the aim of making India clean. The mission focuses on improving sanitation and cleanliness practices across the country. The given answer, 2019, suggests that the mission aimed to achieve its objectives within a 5-year timeframe. This aligns with the initial goals of the mission, which aimed to make India open defecation-free, promote solid waste management, and improve cleanliness and hygiene practices by 2019.

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  • 15. 

    Who became the first Indian woman boxer to win a Gold medal at Asian Games on 1 October 2014?

    • A.

      L Sarita Devi

    • B.

      Pooja Rani

    • C.

      Mary Kom

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Mary Kom
    Explanation
    Mary Kom became the first Indian woman boxer to win a Gold medal at the Asian Games on 1 October 2014. She achieved this historic feat by winning the gold medal in the flyweight category (48-51 kg). Mary Kom is a renowned Indian boxer and has won several medals and accolades in her career, including multiple world championships. Her victory at the Asian Games further solidified her status as one of the greatest female boxers in the world.

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  • 16. 

    Who has been authorized by President Pranab Mukherjee recently to act as Chief Vigilance Commissioner?

    • A.

      Rajiv

    • B.

      Pradeep Kumar

    • C.

      JM Garg

    • D.

      K. Santhanam

    Correct Answer
    A. Rajiv
    Explanation
    Rajiv has been authorized by President Pranab Mukherjee recently to act as Chief Vigilance Commissioner.

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  • 17. 

    World Heart Day was observed globally on?

    • A.

      26 October

    • B.

      29 September

    • C.

      4 October

    • D.

      30 September

    Correct Answer
    B. 29 September
    Explanation
    World Heart Day is observed globally on 29 September. This day is dedicated to raising awareness about cardiovascular diseases and promoting heart-healthy lifestyles. It aims to encourage individuals to take proactive measures to prevent heart diseases, such as maintaining a balanced diet, engaging in regular physical activity, and quitting smoking. By observing World Heart Day on 29 September, organizations and individuals worldwide can unite in their efforts to combat heart diseases and promote overall heart health.

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  • 18. 

    Name the organisation that released Living Planet Report 2014 and suggested that wildlife numbers have plunged by more than a half in just 40 years?

    • A.

      Zoological Society of London

    • B.

      World Wildlife Fund

    • C.

      UNESCO

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. World Wildlife Fund
    Explanation
    The correct answer is World Wildlife Fund. The Living Planet Report 2014 was released by the World Wildlife Fund, which stated that wildlife numbers have declined by more than 50% in a span of 40 years.

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  • 19. 

    Umbrella Revolution which was in news recently relates to

    • A.

      Demand for democracy by Hong Kong peoples

    • B.

      Demand for freedom by Hong Kong peoples from China

    • C.

      Demand for referendum on Independence from China by Tibet

    • D.

      Demand for democracy by Taiwan peoples

    Correct Answer
    C. Demand for referendum on Independence from China by Tibet
  • 20. 

    Name the state whose government recently introduced Cage Culture Technique for fish farming?

    • A.

      Himachal Pradesh

    • B.

      Rajasthan

    • C.

      Uttarakhand

    • D.

      Tamil Nadu

    Correct Answer
    A. Himachal Pradesh
    Explanation
    Himachal Pradesh recently introduced the Cage Culture Technique for fish farming. This technique involves the use of cages placed in natural water bodies such as rivers, lakes, or reservoirs to rear fish. It is an innovative and sustainable method that allows for controlled fish farming while minimizing the impact on the environment. Himachal Pradesh's government's decision to introduce this technique showcases their commitment to promoting sustainable agriculture practices and supporting the growth of the fish farming industry in the state.

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  • 21. 

    Krishak Express and Lucknow-Barauni Express collided near which station recently?

    • A.

      Gorakhpur Station

    • B.

      Banaras Station

    • C.

      Patna Station

    • D.

      Lucknow Station

    Correct Answer
    A. Gorakhpur Station
    Explanation
    Krishak Express and Lucknow-Barauni Express collided recently near Gorakhpur Station.

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  • 22. 

    Union government on 30 September 2014 accorded in-principle approval for setting up six more Software Technology Parks in a state. Name it?

    • A.

      Karnataka

    • B.

      Odisha

    • C.

      Andhra Pradesh

    • D.

      Himachal Pradesh

    Correct Answer
    B. Odisha
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Odisha. The Union government approved the establishment of six more Software Technology Parks in Odisha. This decision was made on 30 September 2014.

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  • 23. 

    Name the city where a stampede occurred during the Ram Leela ceremony leading to death of at least 30 people?

    • A.

      Allahabad

    • B.

      Patna

    • C.

      Delhi

    • D.

      Ahmadabad

    Correct Answer
    B. Patna
    Explanation
    A stampede occurred during the Ram Leela ceremony in Patna, resulting in the deaths of at least 30 people.

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  • 24. 

    Name the programme through which the Prime Minister Narendra Modi connected to people over radio?

    • A.

      Battein dil se

    • B.

      Sach ki Baat

    • C.

      Mann Ki Baat

    • D.

      Desh ki Baat

    Correct Answer
    C. Mann Ki Baat
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Mann Ki Baat". This programme is a radio show through which Prime Minister Narendra Modi connects with the people of India. In this show, he discusses various topics of national importance and shares his thoughts and ideas with the citizens. The show aims to create a direct channel of communication between the Prime Minister and the people, allowing them to express their views and concerns.

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  • 25. 

    World Animal Day was observed across the world on?

    • A.

      4 October

    • B.

      30 September

    • C.

      14 October

    • D.

      25 November

    Correct Answer
    A. 4 October
    Explanation
    World Animal Day is observed across the world on 4th October. This day is celebrated to raise awareness about animal welfare and rights. It aims to highlight the importance of animals in our lives and the need to protect and care for them. The date of 4th October was chosen as it is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. On this day, various events and activities are organized to promote kindness and compassion towards animals and to advocate for their well-being.

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  • 26. 

    The Union Commerce Ministry on 29 September 2014 cancelled approvals of nine special economic zones (SEZs).I. Hindalco IndustriesII. Chennai Business ParkIII. Essar JamnagarIV. Adani Townships and Real Estate CompanyWhich option is correct?

    • A.

      I, II and III

    • B.

      I, III and IV

    • C.

      II and III

    • D.

      I, II, III and IV

    Correct Answer
    D. I, II, III and IV
    Explanation
    The correct answer is I, II, III and IV. This means that all of the options provided (Hindalco Industries, Chennai Business Park, Essar Jamnagar, and Adani Townships and Real Estate Company) had their approvals for special economic zones cancelled by the Union Commerce Ministry.

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  • 27. 

    World Wildlife Fund on 30 September 2014 released the Living Planet Report 2014. In this context, consider the following statements.I. The theme of the report is Species and Spaces, People and Places.II. Populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles have declined by 52 percent since 1970III. Freshwater species have declined by 76 percentIV. The report's measure of humanity's Ecological Footprint is provided by the Global Footprint NetworkWhich is/are correct?

    • A.

      I, II and III

    • B.

      I, III and IV

    • C.

      II and III

    • D.

      I, II, III and IV

    Correct Answer
    D. I, II, III and IV
    Explanation
    The given answer states that all the statements (I, II, III, and IV) are correct. Statement I is correct because the theme of the report is indeed "Species and Spaces, People and Places." Statement II is correct as the report states that populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles have declined by 52 percent since 1970. Statement III is correct as the report also mentions that freshwater species have declined by 76 percent. Statement IV is correct as the report's measure of humanity's Ecological Footprint is provided by the Global Footprint Network. Therefore, all the statements are correct.

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  • 28. 

    Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report (APTIR) 2014 was released recently. The report is published by

    • A.

      World Trade Organisation (WTO)

    • B.

      International Monetary Fund (IMF)

    • C.

      Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

    • D.

      United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

    Correct Answer
    D. United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report (APTIR) 2014 was published by ESCAP. This organization is responsible for promoting sustainable economic growth and social development in the Asia-Pacific region. They conduct research and provide analysis on various economic issues, including trade and investment. The APTIR report provides valuable insights and data on trade and investment trends in the Asia-Pacific region, making it an important publication for policymakers and businesses operating in the region.

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  • 29. 

    Afghanistan on 30 September 2014 signed Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US with an aim to allow some US troops to remain in the country till

    • A.

      December 2014

    • B.

      March 2015

    • C.

      December 2015

    • D.

      March 2016

    Correct Answer
    C. December 2015
    Explanation
    The correct answer is December 2015. The Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) signed between Afghanistan and the US aimed to allow some US troops to remain in the country until December 2015. This agreement was crucial for the security and stability of Afghanistan, as it provided for continued support from the US in areas such as training, advising, and assisting Afghan security forces. The extension of US troop presence was seen as necessary to prevent a power vacuum and to continue the fight against insurgent groups in the region.

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  • 30. 

    The year-long centenary commemoration of 1914 Komagata Maru Incident was inaugurated on 29 September 2014 by Union Ministry of Culture on completion of 100 years after the incident. The incident relates to

    • A.

      Japanese steamliner chartered by an affluent businessman, Gurdit Singh, to bring Indian immigrants to Canada

    • B.

      The incident that led to the calling off of Non-Cooperation movement by Mahatma Gandhi

    • C.

      The incident that sparked protest in India on account of Indian participation the World War-I

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Japanese steamliner chartered by an affluent businessman, Gurdit Singh, to bring Indian immigrants to Canada
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Japanese steamliner chartered by an affluent businessman, Gurdit Singh, to bring Indian immigrants to Canada. This incident refers to the Komagata Maru incident in 1914, where a ship carrying Indian immigrants was denied entry into Canada due to discriminatory immigration policies. The incident sparked protests and highlighted the mistreatment of Indian immigrants during that time.

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