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  • 1. 

    Name the noted freedom fighter who worked for Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose died on 23 October 2014 after prolonged illness in Almora, Uttarakhand.

    • A.

      Turaga Janaki Rani

    • B.

      Jagdish Sharan Pande

    • C.

      Kapil Krishna Thakur

    • D.

      Madhav Vittal Kamath

    Correct Answer
    B. Jagdish Sharan Pande
    Explanation
    Jagdish Sharan Pande is the correct answer because he was a noted freedom fighter who worked for Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. He passed away on 23 October 2014 after a prolonged illness in Almora, Uttarakhand.

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  • 2. 

    UNSC urged the international community to step up their support for the government of a country in intensifying their battle against ISIS fighters. Name the country?

    • A.

      Syria

    • B.

      Turkey

    • C.

      Iraq

    • D.

      Pakistan

    Correct Answer
    C. Iraq
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Iraq because the question mentions that the government of a country is intensifying their battle against ISIS fighters, and the UNSC (United Nations Security Council) is urging the international community to support this government. Iraq has been actively fighting against ISIS and has received international support in its efforts to combat the terrorist group.

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  • 3. 

    Name the country which successfully defended its Sultan of Johor Cup (SOJC) Under-21 Hockey title at Taman Daya Hockey Stadium, Johor Bohru, Malaysia?

    • A.

      India

    • B.

      Great Britain

    • C.

      New Zealand

    • D.

      Malaysia

    Correct Answer
    A. India
    Explanation
    India successfully defended its Sultan of Johor Cup (SOJC) Under-21 Hockey title at Taman Daya Hockey Stadium, Johor Bohru, Malaysia.

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  • 4. 

    Name the tropical storm that struck Mexico on 19 October 2014?

    • A.

      Vongfong

    • B.

      Trudy

    • C.

      Odile

    • D.

      Nilofar

    Correct Answer
    B. Trudy
    Explanation
    Trudy is the correct answer because it was the tropical storm that struck Mexico on 19 October 2014.

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  • 5. 

    The first border haat (market) facility on zero line on the Indo-Bangladesh international border in Tripura was inaugurated on 20 October 2014. The facility was opened at?

    • A.

      Rangpur-Dhaka border

    • B.

      Khulna-Rajshahi border

    • C.

      Sylhet-Chittagong border

    • D.

      Srinagar-Ramgarh border

    Correct Answer
    D. Srinagar-Ramgarh border
  • 6. 

    Name the Indian men’s hockey team main coach who resigned from his post because of a pay dispute with the Sports Authority of India (SAI)?

    • A.

      Terry Walsh

    • B.

      Michael Nobbs

    • C.

      Richard Allen

    • D.

      Peter Fernandes

    Correct Answer
    A. Terry Walsh
    Explanation
    Terry Walsh is the correct answer because he resigned from his post as the main coach of the Indian men's hockey team due to a pay dispute with the Sports Authority of India (SAI).

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  • 7. 

    Who of the following was conferred with the 2014 Liberty Medal on 21 October 2014 at the National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia?

    • A.

      Hillary Rodham Clinton

    • B.

      Hamid Karzai

    • C.

      Malala Yousafzai

    • D.

      Kailash Satyarthi

    Correct Answer
    C. Malala Yousafzai
    Explanation
    Malala Yousafzai was conferred with the 2014 Liberty Medal on 21 October 2014 at the National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia.

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  • 8. 

    Indo-Bangladesh Joint Rafting Expedition was conducted on which River in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh?

    • A.

      Siyom

    • B.

      Dibang

    • C.

      Kameng

    • D.

      Subansiri

    Correct Answer
    A. Siyom
    Explanation
    The Indo-Bangladesh Joint Rafting Expedition was conducted on the Siyom River in the West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

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  • 9. 

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 21 October 2014 decided to initiate legal proceedings against Cricket Board of a country for abrupt cancellation of their tour to India. Name the country against whose Cricket Board the proceedings will be initiated?

    • A.

      Pakistan

    • B.

      Bangladesh

    • C.

      West Indies

    • D.

      Zimbabwe

    Correct Answer
    C. West Indies
    Explanation
    The correct answer is West Indies. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to initiate legal proceedings against the West Indies Cricket Board for abruptly canceling their tour to India. This suggests that the cancellation by the West Indies Cricket Board was unexpected and not in line with the agreed-upon plans, leading to the BCCI taking legal action.

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  • 10. 

    Who among the following names was ranked at the first position in the winners list of 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge?

    • A.

      Jai Kumar

    • B.

      Katherine Wu

    • C.

      Sahil Doshi

    • D.

      Christopher Isozaki

    Correct Answer
    C. Sahil Doshi
    Explanation
    Sahil Doshi was ranked at the first position in the winners list of the 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.

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  • 11. 

    Ashwika Kapur on 24 October 2014 became the first Indian woman to win prestigious Wildscreen Panda Award. She won the award for which film?

    • A.

      Sirocco - how a dud became a stud

    • B.

      Pride

    • C.

      We Are Rhino

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Sirocco - how a dud became a stud
  • 12. 

    Name the person who on 24 October 2014 broke the world altitude record for highest free-fall parachute jump?

    • A.

      Austrian Felix Baumgartner

    • B.

      Alan Eustace

    • C.

      Masayoshi son

    • D.

      Larry Page

    Correct Answer
    B. Alan Eustace
    Explanation
    Alan Eustace broke the world altitude record for highest free-fall parachute jump on 24 October 2014. He accomplished this feat by jumping from a high-altitude balloon at a height of 135,890 feet (41,419 meters). Eustace, an American computer scientist and executive, surpassed the previous record set by Austrian Felix Baumgartner in 2012. Eustace's jump was a significant achievement in the field of aerospace exploration and demonstrated the capabilities of high-altitude jumps for scientific research and technological advancements.

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  • 13. 

    International Boxing Association (AIBA) on 22 October 2014 provisionally suspended Indian boxer for protesting against a controversial verdict. Name the boxer?

    • A.

      Mary Kom

    • B.

      Laishram Sarita Devi

    • C.

      Gurbakhsh Singh Sandhu

    • D.

      Sagar Mal Dhayal

    Correct Answer
    B. Laishram Sarita Devi
    Explanation
    Laishram Sarita Devi is the correct answer because she was provisionally suspended by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on 22 October 2014 for protesting against a controversial verdict. This incident gained significant attention and controversy in the boxing community.

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  • 14. 

    Union Government on 21 October 2014 ordered merger of the scam-hit firm, National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL) with its holding company Financial Technologies India Ltd (FTIL). The merger was done in accordance with which section of the Companies Act?

    • A.

      Section 400

    • B.

      Section 396

    • C.

      Section 249

    • D.

      Section 25

    Correct Answer
    B. Section 396
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Section 396. Section 396 of the Companies Act allows for the merger of a company with its holding company. In this case, the Union Government ordered the merger of the scam-hit firm, National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL), with its holding company Financial Technologies India Ltd (FTIL). This merger was done in accordance with Section 396 of the Companies Act.

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  • 15. 

    Liberty Medal is annually given to honour men and women of courage and conviction who strive to secure the blessings of liberty to people around the globe. It was established in?

    • A.

      1987, to commemorate the bicentennial of the US Constitution

    • B.

      1988, to commemorate the bicentennial of the US Constitution

    • C.

      1990, to commemorate the bicentennial of the US Constitution

    • D.

      1997, to commemorate the bicentennial of the US Constitution

    Correct Answer
    B. 1988, to commemorate the bicentennial of the US Constitution
    Explanation
    The Liberty Medal was established in 1988 to commemorate the bicentennial of the US Constitution. This award is given annually to individuals who demonstrate courage and conviction in their efforts to secure liberty for people around the world.

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  • 16. 

    When is the International Internet Day celebrated?

    • A.

      28 September

    • B.

      26 August

    • C.

      29 October

    • D.

      30 November

    Correct Answer
    C. 29 October
    Explanation
    International Internet Day is celebrated on 29 October. This day commemorates the anniversary of the first message transmitted over the internet. On October 29, 1969, the first electronic message was sent from one computer to another, marking the birth of the internet. This day is observed to raise awareness about the importance of the internet and its impact on communication, technology, and global connectivity.

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  • 17. 

    What was the theme of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage observed on 27 October 2014?

    • A.

      Archives at Risk: Much more to do

    • B.

      Saving Our Heritage for the Next Generation

    • C.

      Save and Savour your Audiovisual Heritage - Now

    • D.

      Audiovisual Heritage: See, Hear, and Learn

    Correct Answer
    A. Archives at Risk: Much more to do
    Explanation
    The theme of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage observed on 27 October 2014 was "Archives at Risk: Much more to do." This suggests that there is a need for increased efforts to protect and preserve audiovisual heritage. It implies that there are existing risks and challenges that threaten the preservation of these archives, and more needs to be done to address these issues.

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  • 18. 

    Who won the prestigious Sakharov human rights prize on 21 October 2014?

    • A.

      Denis Mukwege Mukengere

    • B.

      Malala Yousafzai

    • C.

      Nelson Mandela

    • D.

      Kofi Annan

    Correct Answer
    A. Denis Mukwege Mukengere
    Explanation
    Denis Mukwege Mukengere won the prestigious Sakharov human rights prize on 21 October 2014.

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  • 19. 

    Who was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Cairn India on 21 October 2014?

    • A.

      Mayank Ashar

    • B.

      Mehul Bhatia

    • C.

      Rahul Dhir

    • D.

      Sudhir Mathur

    Correct Answer
    A. Mayank Ashar
    Explanation
    Mayank Ashar was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cairn India on 21 October 2014.

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  • 20. 

    International Stammering Awareness Day is observed on

    • A.

      22 October

    • B.

      24 October

    • C.

      25 September

    • D.

      27 October

    Correct Answer
    A. 22 October
    Explanation
    International Stammering Awareness Day is observed on 22 October. This day is dedicated to raising awareness about stammering, also known as stuttering, which is a speech disorder characterized by interruptions in the flow of speech. The aim of this day is to promote understanding and support for people who stammer, as well as to educate the public about the challenges they face. By observing this day, organizations and individuals can contribute to reducing the stigma surrounding stammering and advocating for better resources and support for those affected by this condition.

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  • 21. 

    Police Commemoration Day was observed on

    • A.

      24 October

    • B.

      16 October

    • C.

      15 October

    • D.

      21 October

    Correct Answer
    D. 21 October
    Explanation
    Police Commemoration Day is observed on 21 October. This day is observed in India to pay tribute to the police personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty. It commemorates the sacrifices made by the police forces in maintaining law and order and protecting the citizens of the country. Various events and ceremonies are held on this day to honor the bravery and dedication of the police personnel.

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  • 22. 

    Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day is observed on

    • A.

      23 October

    • B.

      24 September

    • C.

      21 October

    • D.

      16 October

    Correct Answer
    C. 21 October
    Explanation
    Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day is observed on 21 October. This day is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of iodine in preventing iodine deficiency disorders, such as goiter and mental impairment. Iodine is an essential nutrient that plays a crucial role in the development and functioning of the thyroid gland. It is important to prevent iodine deficiency, especially in pregnant women and young children, as it can have severe consequences on their physical and mental health. Observing this day helps in promoting the importance of iodine supplementation and ensuring access to iodized salt in communities worldwide.

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  • 23. 

    Recently, Pakistan-based Basmati Growers’ Association (BGA) challenged Geographical Indication (GI) tag for basmati rice produced in the state

    • A.

      Uttar Pradesh

    • B.

      Madhya Pradesh

    • C.

      Bihar

    • D.

      Orissa

    Correct Answer
    B. Madhya Pradesh
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh is one of the states in India where basmati rice is produced. The Basmati Growers' Association from Pakistan challenged the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for basmati rice produced in Madhya Pradesh. This indicates that there is a dispute regarding the origin and authenticity of basmati rice from this particular state.

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  • 24. 

    In October 2014, Union government hiked the tariff rates of domestically produced natural gas by what percent?

    • A.

      46 percent to 6.17 per mmBtu

    • B.

      56 percent to 5.17 per mmBtu

    • C.

      76 percent to 9.15 per mmBtu

    • D.

      66 percent to 5.17 per mmBtu

    Correct Answer
    A. 46 percent to 6.17 per mmBtu
    Explanation
    In October 2014, the Union government increased the tariff rates of domestically produced natural gas by 46 percent to 6.17 per mmBtu. This means that the price of domestically produced natural gas was raised by 46 percent, resulting in a new price of 6.17 per mmBtu.

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  • 25. 

    Union Cabinet recently approved inter-governmental MoU to upgrade which port of Iran?

    • A.

      Bandar Noshahr

    • B.

      Chabahar port

    • C.

      Anzali port

    • D.

      Noshahr port

    Correct Answer
    B. Chabahar port
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Chabahar port. The Union Cabinet recently approved an inter-governmental Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to upgrade the Chabahar port in Iran. This decision is significant as it will enhance connectivity and trade opportunities between India, Iran, and other countries in the region. The development of Chabahar port will also provide an alternate route for India to access Afghanistan and Central Asia, bypassing Pakistan. This strategic move will boost economic and diplomatic relations between India and Iran.

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  • 26. 

    South African Tourism recently launched project that identifies 13 places that were seminal during which famous world leader tenure in Africa?

    • A.

      Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

    • B.

      Nelson Mandela

    • C.

      Jawaharlal Nehru

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
    Explanation
    South African Tourism recently launched a project that identifies 13 places that were seminal during Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's tenure in Africa. This suggests that the correct answer is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, as the project specifically focuses on his time in Africa and the places that were significant during that period.

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  • 27. 

    Which Indian-American was appointed as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in Department of Justice’s civil rights division, the US?

    • A.

      Dainel Joseph

    • B.

      John Gabriel

    • C.

      Vanita Gupta

    • D.

      Bobby Jindal

    Correct Answer
    C. Vanita Gupta
    Explanation
    Vanita Gupta was appointed as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Justice's civil rights division in the US.

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  • 28. 

    Name the swimmer from India who broke the 28 year old record set by PT Usha of winning the most medals by an Indian at a multi-discipline event on 26 October 2014?

    • A.

      Shekhar Gupta

    • B.

      Sharath Gayakwad

    • C.

      Manoj Khade

    • D.

      Vridhaman Khade

    Correct Answer
    A. Shekhar Gupta
  • 29. 

    The Parliament of which country recently lifted the ban on facial coverings in public areas?

    • A.

      Iran

    • B.

      Australia

    • C.

      France

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    B. Australia
    Explanation
    Australia recently lifted the ban on facial coverings in public areas. This decision was made by the Australian Parliament, allowing individuals to freely wear facial coverings such as burqas or niqabs. This move is seen as a step towards promoting religious freedom and respecting cultural diversity within the country.

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  • 30. 

    Which country was recently declared as Ebola free by World Health Organisation (WHO)?

    • A.

      Liberia

    • B.

      Sudan

    • C.

      Nigeria

    • D.

      Guinea Coast

    Correct Answer
    C. Nigeria
    Explanation
    Nigeria was recently declared as Ebola free by the World Health Organisation (WHO). This means that Nigeria has successfully contained and eliminated the Ebola virus within its borders. The country's prompt and effective response to the outbreak, including the implementation of strict control measures, contact tracing, and public health campaigns, contributed to this achievement. Nigeria's declaration as Ebola free is a significant milestone in the global fight against the disease and serves as an example of how proactive measures can help prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

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