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1. Which of the following are the top three largest produced oilseeds in India?

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[A]Groundnut, Soyabean and Mustard
[B]Soyabean, Groundnut and Mustard
[C]Soyabean, Mustard and Groundnut
[D]Mustard, Soyabean and Groundnut




Soyabean, Groundnut and Mustard.


2. According to World Prosperity Index 2013, which is the most prosperous country in the world?

[A]Canada
[B]US
[C]Norway
[D]New Zealand




Norway
Norway is the most prosperous country in the world. Norway tops the ranking for fifth year running, followed by Switzerland, Canada, USA and New

Zealand. India ranked 106 in the index.



3. Radha Burnier, who passed away recently, was related to which among the following organizations?

[A]Brahmo Samaj
[B]Theosophical Society
[C]International Society
[D]International Society for Krishna Consciousness




Theosophical Society
Radha Burnier, International president of the Theosophical Society died recently. Burnier played a role in enriching the

philosophy behind Theosophy by making it relevant to present-day issues. She was actively involved with service-oriented organisations that deal with

education, animal welfare and environmental issues.



4. Which of the following indigenous tribal groups are found Andaman Island?
1.Jarawa
2.Sentinelese
3.Onge
4.Shom Pen

Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:

[A]Only 1 & 4
[B]Only 2, 3 & 4
[C]Only 1, 2 & 3
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4




Only 1, 2 & 3


5. Which of the following has become Europe’s first country to allow babies with characteristics of both sexes to be registered as neither male nor

female?

[A]Germany
[B]Sweden
[C]Georgia
[D]France




Germany
Germany is the first country in Europe to legally recognise a third gender. Parents are now allowed to leave the gender blank on birth

certificates, in effect creating a new category of indeterminate sex. The move is aimed at removing pressure on parents to make quick decisions on sex

assignments surgery for newborns.



6. The “Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary” in Assam is famous for which one of the following species/animals?

[A]Tigers
[B]Spotted Deer
[C]One-horn rhinos
[D]Asian Elephants




One-horn rhinos
The Pobitaro Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for dense population of One-horn rhinos. The 38-sq km sanctuary, about 46 km far from

Guwahati, is the third wildlife habitat opened to visitors after Kaziranga and Manas being reopened last month.



7. Which country is host to the “Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet” 2013?

[A]India
[B]Sri Lanka
[C]Myanmar
[D]Indonesia




Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka will host the “Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet” in November this year.


8. According to the All India survey on Higher Education, which of the following cities has highest number of colleges in the country?

[A]Hyderabad
[B]Bangalore
[C]Chennai
[D]Kolkata




Bangalore
According to the All India survey on Higher Education conducted by the Union Ministry for Human Resource Development, Bangalore district tops

in the number of colleges with 885, followed by Hyderabad with 544 colleges. Karnataka has 3,908 colleges with 44 colleges for one lakh people.



9. The Palamaner, a small town in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh is well known for its __?

[A]Numerous Shrines
[B]Scenic waterfalls
[C]Terracotta toys
[D]Traditional Sarees




Terracotta toys
The terracotta art pottery is an art of the soil of Palamaner. One can see the terracotta items of Palamaner in any of the art

exhibition and handicraft emporiums in most of the cities of India.



10. . In a first of its kind, which cereal crop has been selected for the “Geographic Information System (GIS)” to provide farmers all information

about sowing and harvesting of the crops?

[A]Rice
[B]Sorghum
[C]Maize
[D]Mustard




Mustard
A mustard research body has launched Geographic Information System (GIS) for the commodity in the country to provide farmers all information

about sowing and harvesting of the crops. Mustard crop being the major oilseeds crop of India has been first selected for this purpose among the cereal

crops.



11. The “Rabaa sign” has recently become a symbol of protest against the military coup in __ ?

[A]Syria
[B]Egypt
[C]Cuba
[D]Turkey




Egypt
The “Rabaa sign” has become the symbol of protests against the military coup in Egypt and the center of the anti-coup protests, Rabaa al-Adawiya

Square.Made by raising four

fingers with thumb resting on the palm, the sign has come to represent civilian demonstrations protesting the ouster of Egypt’s first democratically elected

President Mohamed Morsi and the ensuing violence that killed hundreds of people.



12. Typhoon Haiyan, world’s strongest storm of the year 2013 recently hit which one of the

following countries?

[A]China
[B]New Zealand
[C]Philippines
[D]Australia




Philippines
The Haiyan, a category 5 strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land smashed into the

Philippines, forcing more than a million people to flee, flooding villages and raising fears of widespread causalities.



13. The Kurubas are an ancient forest tribe indigenous to the __?

[A]Andaman and Nicobar islands
[B]Western Ghats
[C]Eastern Ghats
[D]Western Himalayas




Western Ghats
Kurubas are an ancient forest tribe indigenous to the Western Ghats.


14. Which of the following countries has recently lost its voting rights at UNESCO?

[A]India
[B]Syria
[C]USA
[D]England




USA
The United States has lost its voting rights at UNESCO after it missed a crucial deadline, two year after halting its due payments and protests the

decision to make Palestine a member. The loss of the vote means the US cannot participate in funding decision for the agency, which may be best known for its

program to protect the cultures f the world via its Heritage sites.



15. The “Chhath” is the most important Hindu festival of Bihar. It is the only Vedic festival dedicated to Hindu god ___?

[A]Surya
[B]Moon
[C]Earth
[D]Agni




Surya
Chhath is an ancient Hindu festival and only Vedic festival dedicated to the Hindu Sun god, Surya. The Chhath puja is performed in order to thank

Surya for sustaining life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes. The rituals of the festival are rigorous and are observed over a period of

four days.



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16. The “Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project" in Madhya Pradesh has been commissioning by which of the following companies?

[A]Tata Power
[B]Reliance Power
[C]Essar Power
[D]HBL Power system




Reliance Power
Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) is an upcoming 3,960 MW pit-head-coal based power plant in Madhya Pradesh commissioning by

Reliance Power. This project is the first domestic coal-based UMPP awarded in the country by the Government of India.



17. Which of the following countries will host 2018 Men’s and Women’s Hockey World cup, respectively?

[A]England and India
[B]India and Australia
[C]India and England
[D]Australia and Russia




India and England
India has been awarded the 2018 men’s hockey world cup, the second time in a span of eight years the country will be hosting the

event having successfully organised the previous edition three years ago. The 2018 women’s world cup will be held in England.



18. The “Courage and Conviction” is the autobiography of ____?

[A]V K Singh
[B]Yashwant Sinha
[C]Shashi Taroor
[D]Narendra Modi




V K Singh
The “Courage and Conviction” is the autobiography of Ex-Army Chief V K Singh.


19. With which of the following Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, India has signed BIPA treaty?
1.Oman
2.Bahrain

3.Kuwait
4.Saudi Arabia
5.UAE
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:

[A]Only 1, 2 & 3
[B]Only 1, 2, 3 & 4
[C]Only 2, 3 & 5
[D]1, 2, 3, 4 & 5




Only 1, 2, 3 & 4
India has so far signed Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPA) with 82 countries. India has BIPA treaty

with Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Yemen, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in the Gulf region since 1997.



20. . The “Wakhan Corridor” separates which of the following countries?

[A]Afghanistan and Pakistan
[B]Pakistan and China
[C]Tajikistan and Pakistan
[D]Tajikistan and Afghanistan




Tajikistan and Pakistan
The Wakhan Corridor is a long, narrow strip which separates the Gorno-Badakhshan region of Tajikistan from the Khyber

Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Balistan of Pakistan.



21. At present, the funds allowed to members of Parliament for spending on local area development under the Member of Parliament Local Area

Development Scheme (MPLADS) scheme are __?

[A]Rs. 1 Crore per Year
[B]Rs. 2 Crore per Year
[C]Rs. 5 Crore per year
[D]Rs. 10 Crore per Year




Myanmar
The Arakan
Mountains is a mountain range in western Burma (Myanmar), between the coast of Rakhine State and the Central Burma basin. The Arakan mountains run from Cape

Negrais in the South in to the Manipur State of India in north. Arakan Mountains divide the Rakhine coast from the rest of Burma, and thus have acted as a

barrier between the peoples of central Burma and those of the Indian subcontinent. This played a role in fostering the separate development of the Rakhine

people, both linguistically and culturally, from the Burmese. (wikipedia)



22. Which among the following countries is currently known for highest number of deaths of under-five infants and children in the world?

[A]India
[B]China
[C]Pakistan
[D]Bangladesh




Waheeda Rehman
Renowned

actress Waheeda Rehman will be coffered with the Centenary Award for Indian Personality of the Year at the International Film Festival of India 2013 in

Panjim, Goa. The award has been instituted to commemorate 100 years of Indian Cinema, and will be given annually to an outstanding film personality for his

or her contribution to Indian cinema.



23. The “Arakan Mountain” is the extension of Himalaya mountain range located in which country?

[A]China
[B]Nepal
[C]Myanmar
[D]India




Resource
URL or Uniform Resource Locator, also known as web address, is a specific character string that constitutes a reference to a resource.


24. Who among the following will be conferred with the “Centenary Award for India Film Personality of the Year”?

[A]Waheeda Rehman
[B]Adur Gopalkrishnan
[C]Satyajith Ray
[D]Amitabh Bachhan




China
China has decided to cut the size of its 2.3 million strong military by reducing the number of non-combatant personnel in the People’s Liberation

Army. The number of non-combatant personnel in the PLA, the world largest military will be reduced in an effort to optimize its scale and structure.



25. With reference to internet terminology, in the word URL, “R” stands for ___?

[A]Restart
[B]Resource
[C]Refresh
[D]Relocate




South America
Mercusor is an economic and political agreement among Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela. The territories of Mercosur

consist of the combined territories of five of the twelve countries of South America and their population.



26. Which of the following neighbouring countries of India has decided to cut the size of its Army by reducing the number of non-combatant

personnel?

[A]Pakistan
[B]Bangladesh
[C]China
[D]Sri Lanka




Lord Swraj Paul
Leading
NRI industrialist and educationist, Lord Swraj Paul was presented with the International Indian of Decade” award for his outstanding achievements in the

fields of industry, education and philanthropy.



27. The “MERCOSUR” is an economical and political agreement among five countries of ____?

[A]North America
[B]Europe
[C]Asia
[D]South America




Third
Prof.Rao, a well
recognised international authority in solid state and materials chemistry, who has published hundreds of research papers. He is the third scientist, after C

V Raman and the former President A P J Abdul Kalam, to be awarded the Bharat Ratna.



28. Who among the following has been awarded “International Indian of Decade Award”?

[A]Vijay Malya
[B]Lord Swraj Paul
[C]Ajim Premji
[D]Laxmi Mittal




Abdulla Yameen
Abdulla Yameen, has been sworn in as President of Maldives. Mr Yameen is a half brother of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who was president for 30 years until 2008. According

to election commission, Mr Yameen secured 51.3% of the vote in the run-off election, compared with 48.6% for Mr Nasheed.



29. Which one of the following often referred as the “Crossroads of the South Pacific”?

[A]Fiji Islands
[B]Cooks Islands
[C]Solomon Islands
[D]New Caledonia




Fiji Islands
Fiji Islands are often called as the “Crossroads of the South Pacific” because of it’s geographical location. The Fiji Islands are a

hospitable land of contrast in people, flora, fauna and culture.



30. In a first of its kind in the country, a project to satellite-tag "Amur Falcons" (birds) is being undertaken in which state?

[A]Assam
[B]Nagaland
[C]Tripura
[D]Odisha




Nagaland
A project to satellite-tag Amur Falcons is being undertaken in Nagaland. The five-day mission is taking place in collaboration with scientists

from the Wildlife Institute of India, Ministry of Environment and Forests, the UNEP, the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi and the Nagaland Forest Department.

Every year, from October to November, a large number of Amur Falcons arrive in the northeast, especially in Nagaland, from South-Eastern Siberia and Northern

China.




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31. “Mark Schwarzer” famous football goal keeper, who announced his retirement from international football, belongs to which country?

[A]Australia
[B]France
[C]Italy
[D]Mexico




Australia
Mark Schwarzer is an Australia goalkeeper. On 6 November 2013, he announced his retirement from international football. He represented

Australia at international level on 109 occasions since his debut in 1993, and one of the key in qualifying for three consecutive world cups.



32. The “Special Protection Group” (SPG) of India is responsible for protection of?
1.Prime Minister of India
2.Former Prime Ministers

and their family members
3.President of India
4.Vice-President of India
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:

[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 1 & 3
[C]Only 1, 2 & 3
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4




Only 1 & 2
The Special Protection Group (SPG) is the executive protection agency of the Government of India. It is responsible for the protection

of the Prime Minister of India, former Prime Ministers and their immediate family members. The force was established in 1985 after the assassination of

Indira Gandhi.



33. Which of the following countries recently begin “Hand in Hand” 10 day anti-terror military drill with India?

[A]Afghanistan
[B]China
[C]Pakistan
[D]Sri Lanka




China
Armies of India and China are come together to hold their 3rd joint military exercise in China. The 10 day anti- terror military exercise code

named as “Hand in hand”.



34. Which among the following has become the first state in the country to ban e-cigarettes?

[A]Himachal Pradesh
[B]Punjab
[C]Haryana
[D]Uttarakhand




Punjab
Punjab has become the first state in the country to ban e-cigarettes and users of any other electronic nicotine system (ENDS). Promoters will be prosecuted under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act for selling unapproved

drugs and could end up serving a year in jail.



35. SN Goenka, who recently passed away was a pioneer in the field of ?

[A]Vipassan?
[B]Jnana Yoga
[C]Kundalini awakening
[D]Astral projection




Vipassan?
Spiritualist and pioneer of the Vipassana meditation in India, SN Goenka, 90, died recently at his residence in Mumbai due to old age. He was

conferred the Padma Bhushan in 2012.



36. Which among the following Indian cities was once known as ‘Chicago of the East’ due to its gang wars?

[A]Mumbai
[B]Patna
[C]Gorakhpur
[D]Kolkata




Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur in UP was once infamously called ‘Chicago of the East’ due to its gang wars, turned into a hub of Bhojpuri films over the years and

is the headquarters of North Eastern Railways.



37. Mithi Virdi nuclear plant is coming up in which of the following states?

[A]Rajasthan
[B]Gujarat
[C]Maharastra
[D]West Bengal




Gujarat
The proposed Rs 6,000 crore Mithi Virdi nuclear plant is coming up in Saurashtra region’s Bhavnagar district in Gujarat.


38. . “Biotic Index” gives us an idea about pollution of____?

[A]Water
[B]Air
[C]Soil
[D]All the above




Water
Biotic Index is a scale for showing the quality of an environment by indicating the types of organisms present in it. It is often used to assess

the quality of water in rivers. It is measured from 1 to 10 and corresponds to the four basic water qualities (Excellent, Good, Fair or Poor).



39. The United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP) has recently issued a warning about the nitrous oxide, which is now biggest threat to the ozone

layer. Which among the following is the biggest human activity, that causes maximum nitrous oxide emission?

[A]Agriculture
[B]Industries
[C]Mining
[D]Automobiles




Agriculture
Nitrous oxide is one of several greenhouse agents which are dubbed “Cinderella gases, because their contribution passes unnoticed.

Nitrous oxide exists naturally in the atmosphere but agriculture is by far the biggest human source, producing two-thirds of emissions. It is also used in

dentistry and surgery as anaesthetic and a painkiller. Now, researchers say that is has emerged as the single biggest threat to the ozone layer since

chlorofluorocarbons and other damaging gases were restricted by the Montreal Protocol signed in 1987.



40. Frederick Sanger, who passed away, recently was a ___?

[A]Economist
[B]Biochemist
[C]Author
[D]Philanthropist




Biochemist
Frederick Sanger was a British biochemist, who twice won the Nobel Prize in chemistry and was a pioneer of genome sequencing. He was died at the age of 95.

Sanger first won the Nobel Prize in 1958 at the age of 40 for his work on the structure of proteins. Again in 1980 he was jointly awarded Nobel Prize with

Stanford University’s Paul Berg and Walter Gilbert, for their work determining base sequences in nucleic acids



41. On November 21, 2013 India entered the golden jubilee of the launch of its rocket. India’s first rocket was launched from which among the

following places?

[A]Thumba
[B]Balsore
[C]Sriharikota
[D]Wheeler Island




Thumba
India entered the golden jubilee of the launch of its first rocket from the coastal hamlet of Thumba. The American-built rocket was fired on November 1, 1963. The

launch site in due course came to be known as Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launch Station and later became Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, a major centre of ISRO

named after pioneer of Indian space Vikram Sarabhai.



42. The “Aranumala International Airport” is an airport project planned to be built in which state?

[A]Kerala
[B]Madhya Pradesh
[C]Gujarat
[D]Odisha




Kerala
Aranumala International Airport is planned to be built at Aranumala, Kerala, at a cost of Rs 2,000 crores. The airport is proposed to be

built on about 700 acres of land. The project faces strong protest from environmentalists and local people as well as the opposition parties in Kerala.



43. Which of the following countries is hosting the 2013 United Nations Climate Change Conference?

[A]Poland
[B]Peru
[C]Norway
[D]Sweden




Poland
The 2013 UN Climate Change Conference being held in Warsaw, Poland from 11 to 22 November 2013, is the 19th yearly session of the

Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the 1992 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the 9th session of the Meeting of the Parties (CMP 9) to the

1997 Kyoto
Protocol.



44. As per the RBI guidelines Public Sector Banks has to give loans to women SHGs at the interest rate of __?

[A]5 percent
[B]6 percent
[C]7 percent
[D]8 percent




7 percent
The RBI directed public sector banks to provides loans to women self help groups at a rate of 7 per cent per annum so to get benefit

of interest rate subvention scheme under the SGSY-Aajeevika scheme.



45. Which of the following countries has recently tested its first stealth drone, joining the elite group of four nations in the world to develop

the Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle?

[A]China
[B]Japan
[C]Pakistan
[D]India




China
China has successfully tested its stealth drone, joining the elite group of four nations in the world to develop the Unmanned Combat Air

Vehicle. With this test flight China become the fourth power in the world, after the US, the EU and the UK, capable of putting a stealth drone into the sky.




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46. The “Tirumayam Fort” popular for its architectural beauty of rock-cut temples is located in which state?

[A]Kerala
[B]Tamil Nadu
[C]Maharashtra
[D]Andhra Pradesh




Tamil Nadu
The Tirumayam Fort is a 40-acre wide fortress in the town of Thirumayam, Tamil Nadu. It was constructed by Vijaya Raghunatha Sethupathi, the Raja of Ramnad in
1687. Recently, this fort is in news for discovery of rock paintings at three places atop the fort.


47. Who among the following is the new Chairman of the 20th Law Commission of India?

[A]Justice D K Jain
[B]Justice A P Shah
[C]Justice Vikram Sen
[D]Justice Gopal Gowda




Justice A P Shah
The former Chief Justice of Delhi High court, Justice Ajit Prakash Shah, has taken over as Chairman of the 20th Law Commission of India. The post fell

vacant following the resignation of Justice D K Jain.



48. . “Magnus Carlsen” who has been recently become the youngest worlds chess championship belongs to which country?

[A]Russia
[B]Sweden
[C]France
[D]Norway




Norway
Norway’s
Magnus Carlsen ended 5 times title-holder Viswanathan Anand’s reign as the world champion. Magnus Carlsen took the crown after a hard-fought draw in the 10th

game of the World Chess Championship match. This was the first time in 8 world championship matches starting from 1995 that Anand has was unable to win even

a single game.



49. Which of the following four states would be benefited by “North East Rural Livelihoods Projects” (NERLP)?
1.Assam
2.Mizoram

3.Nagaland
4.Sikkim
5.Tripura
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:

[A]Only 1, 2, 3 & 4
[B]Only 2, 3, 4 & 5
[C]Only 1, 3, 4 & 5
[D]1, 2, 3, 4 & 5




Only 2, 3, 4 & 5
North East Rural Livelihoods Project aims to improve rural livelihoods especially that of women, unemployed youth and most

disadvantaged, in four North Eastern States of Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.



50. Mizoram
3.Nagaland
4.Sikkim
5.Tripura
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:

[A]Negroids
[B]Mongoloid
[C]Negrito
[D]Negroids




Negrito
The Andamanese have been classified as Negritos.


51. Nagaland
4.Sikkim
5.Tripura
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:

[A]USA
[B]Japan
[C]Canada
[D]France




Canada
World’s first publicly accessible ATM machine which can exchange digital currency (Bit coins) for any official currency has been launched in

Canada. It converts Bit coins into Canadian dollars and vice versa.



52. Sikkim
5.Tripura
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:

[A]SBI
[B]ICICI
[C]Axis Bank
[D]HDFC




ICICI
Vodafone India has provided M-Pesa service in Maharashtra. Vodafone launched this service in association with ICICI Bank.


53. Tripura
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:

[A]Vladimir Putin
[B]Barack Obama
[C]Pope Francis
[D]David Cameron




Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been named the world’s most powerful person by Forbes magazine. Putin has beaten US President

Barack Obama into second place on the 2013 list. Chinese President Xi Jinping was ranked third followed by Pope Francis who featured at number four.



54. Union cabinet has recently given its approval for declaring which of the following airports as International airports?

[A]Bhubaneswar and Imphal
[B]Gaya and Imphal
[C]Chandigarh and Ahmedabad
[D]Ranchi and Srinagar




Bhubaneswar and Imphal
The Union Cabinet gave its approval for declaring the Bhubaneswar and Imphal airports as international airports. Declaration of

these airports as international airports will offer improved connectivity, wider choice of services at competitive cost to the air travellers resulting in

boosting international tourism and economic development of the region and the country.



55. The state / Union Territory which has highest ATM density in India is ___ ?

[A]Maharashtra
[B]West Bengal
[C]Chandigarh
[D]Tamil Nadu




Chandigarh
Chandigarh has the highest ATM density in with 400 machines for every 10 lakh people, while the density is 180 in Tamil Nadu, 141 in

Maharashtra and 71 in West Bengal. Maharashtra, with 15,000 ATM has the highest number of ATMs.



56. India’s “Geeta Chandran” is an exponent in which of the following dance forms?

[A]Kathak
[B]Bharatnatyam
[C]Kuchipudi
[D]Kathakali




Bharatnatyam
Geeta Chandran is a renowned Bharatanatyam dancer. On 29 October 2013 she was honoured with the prestigious Guru Debaprasad Award for

outstanding contribution in the field of dance.



57. Which of the following districts of India has become the first zero-landless district in the country?

[A]Kannur
[B]Medak
[C]Nasik
[D]Mysore




Kannur
Kannur district in Kerala will be declared as the first zero-landless district in the country. The declaration would mark a major development in

the government’s endeavour to mark Kerala a zero-landless (citizen) state by 2015.



58. . The Muslim Uyghurs are an ethnic minority demanding to establish their own Independent state in which country?

[A]Russia
[B]China
[C]Kazakhstan
[D]Turkmenistan




China
The Uyghurs are an ethnic minority in Xinjiang, the most western provenance of China. The Uyghurs have been experiencing religious and cultural

persecution by the Han Chinese. As a result, the Uyghurs have strengthened their own campaign, to establish their own independent Uyghur state.



59. As per the latest data, which of the following cities has more internet user than any other city in the country?

[A]Mumbai
[B]New Delhi
[C]Chennai
[D]Kolkata




Mumbai
At 12 million, Mumbai has more internet users than any other city in the country, according to data released by the Internet and Mobile

Association of India (IAMAI). New Delhi ranked No.2 with 8.1 million users, followed by Hyderabad (4.7 million) and Bangalore.



60. Which of the following places is associated with silk weaving industry?

[A]Kancheepuram
[B]Dharmapuri
[C]Nallagonda
[D]Kolathur




Kancheepuram
Kancheepuram is popular for its renowned crafted world famous silk sarees, a traditional home industry.



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61. The annual “Royal Kathima Ceremony” is associated with which of the following religions?

[A]Jainism
[B]Buddhism
[C]Parsi
[D]Sikhism




Buddhism
The Royal Kathima Ceremony is observed every year by Buddhist. It is observed in only one Buddhist temple outside Thailand and this year the

Namphake Buddhist temple of Assam was selected. Kathina offering is an ancient Buddhist Tradition of offering special robe and other necessities to monks who

maintain strict discipline of retreat during the rainy season. The main purpose of the ceremony is not merely for religious belief but also to strengthen the

relationship between Thailand and other countries.



62. Which one of the following countries is not a member of Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)?

[A]Angola
[B]Indonesia
[C]Ecuador
[D]Kuwait




Indonesia
OPEC is an intergovernmental organisation whose mission is to coordinate the policies of the oil-producing countries. OPEC has 12 member

countries. In 2008, Indonesia has announced its withdrawal from the OPEC organisation. Since then Indonesia is not a member of OPEC.



63. As per the latest RBI statement, India has just one branch of a foreign bank for every ___ million people. Fill the blank with correct option?

[A]One
[B]Two
[C]Three
[D]Four




Three
India has just one branch of a foreign bank for every three million people.


64. The “Nathu La” mountain passes, which connects the India and China’s Tibet Autonomous Region is in which state?

[A]Himachal Pradesh
[B]Sikkim
[C]Arunchal Pradesh
[D]Uttarkhand




Sikkim
Nathu La is mountain pass in the Himalayas. It connects the Indian state of Sikkim with China’s Tibet Autonomous Region.


65. Who among the following has been elected as Tajikistan’s president winning a fourth seven-year term?

[A]Imomali Rakhmon
[B]Oinikhol Bobonazarova
[C]Amir Ismail Samani
[D]Oquil Oquilov




Imomali Rakhmon
Tajikistan’s President Imomali Rakhmon has won a new seven-year term in the recently concluded election, receiving 83.1 percent of the vote. Rakhmon, has

been at the helm of the poorest ex-Soviet nation since 1992.



66. Which of the following Asian countries are landlocked countries?
1.Afghanistan
2.Kazakhstan
3.Turkmenistan

4.Uzbekistan
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:

[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 3 & 4
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4




1, 2, 3 & 4
A landlocked country is a country entirely enclosed by land, or whose only coastlines lie on closed seas. There are 48 landlocked

countries in world. Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are landlocked countries in Asia.



67. India born “Martha Dodray” has been honoured with a prestigious UN foundation award for her work in protecting children from the crippling

disease. Martha is a health worker from __ ?

[A]Kerala
[B]Odisha
[C]Bihar
[D]Jharkhand




Bihar
Martha Dodray, a a front-line polio worker from Bihar has been honoured with a prestigious UN award for her commitment and dedication to

eradicate Polio in India. UN has conferred the UN frontline workers Global Leadership Award to Martha Dodray.



68. . The “Voluntary Compliance Encouragement Scheme, 2013” is related to which one of the following?

[A]To encourage self employment among youths
[B]To encourage the defaulters of service tax
[C]To promote exporters
[D]To encourage NRI investors




To encourage the defaulters of service tax
Voluntary Compliance Encouragement Scheme, 2013 has been proposed by the Finance Minister in budget for the

year 2013-14, to encourage the defaulters of service tax, who have not declared and paid the tax due for the period from 01.10.2007 to 31.12.2012 which upto

first day of March 2013. The eligible assesses may voluntary declare the service tax due under this scheme and he will be refrained from imposition of

interest and penalty.



69. The Genevea-1 and Geneva-2 conferences were recently in the news in context with the crisis in ___?

[A]Egypt
[B]Syria
[C]European Union
[D]Tunisia




Syria


70. “Malabar” is a bilateral naval field training exercise between India and ___ ?

[A]Australia
[B]Japan
[C]USA
[D]Russia




USA
Malabar is a bilateral naval field training exercise between India


71. Which one of the following has become the first South Asian Country to approve commercial cultivation of Bt Brinjal?

[A]China
[B]Bangladesh
[C]Sri Lanka
[D]Pakistan




Bangladesh
Bangladesh has become the first South Asian Country to approve commercial cultivation of Bt Brinjal. Bangladesh National Committee on

Biosafety (NCB), the highest regulatory body for GM crops officially approved the Bt Brinjal verities. (November 1, 2013)



72. Which one of the following correctly represents the five events included in modern Pentathlon?

[A]Fencing, Horse riding, Shooting, Wrestling and Swimming
[B]Judo, Horse riding, Swimming, Gymnastic and Running
[C]Fencing, Swimming, Jumping, Shooting and Running
[D]Swimming, Jumping, Judo, Gymnastic and Horse riding




Fencing, Swimming, Jumping, Shooting and Running
The modern pentathlon is an Olympic sport that comprises five events, fencing, 200 m freestyle

swimming, show jumping, pistol shooting and 3200 m cross-country run.



73. In which of the following states the “Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA)” is fighting for a sovereign Garoland?

[A]Mizoram
[B]Meghalaya
[C]Manipur
[D]Assam




Meghalaya
The “Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA)” was formed in 2009. The GNLA is fighting for a sovereign Garoland in the western areas of

Meghalaya.



74. Enforcement Directorate comes under the purview of __?

[A]Reserve Bank of India
[B]Ministry of Finance
[C]Prime Minister Office
[D]Home Ministry




Ministry of Finance
The Directorate of Enforcement is a law enforcement agency and economic intelligence agency responsible for enforcing economic laws

and fighting economic crime in India. It is part of the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance.



75. Who among the following is the current Secretary General of “South Asian Association for Regional Countries (SAARC)”?

[A]Kamalesh Sharma
[B]Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed
[C]Ahmed Saleem
[D]Abdulla Mohamed




Ahmed Saleem
Ahmed Saleem is the current Secretary General of SAARC.



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76. Which of the following are member countries of the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC)?
1.India
2.China
3.Thailand

4.Bangladesh
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:

[A]Only 1 & 3
[B]Only 1 & 2
[C]Only 1, 2 & 4
[D]Only 2 & 3




Only 1 & 3
The Mekong-Ganga Cooperation comprises six member countries namely India, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos.


77. The “Dobson Unit” is the most common unit for the measuring __?

[A]Ultrasonic sound
[B]Ozone concentration
[C]Mercury contamination
[D]Food Irradiation




Ozone concentration
The Dobson is the unit for measuring Ozone concentration. One Dobson Unit is the number of molecules of ozone that would be

required to create a layer of pure ozone 0.01 millimetres thick at a temperature of 0 degree Celsius and a pressure of 1 atmosphere.



78. . The Union Cabinet approved a five-year Pharmaceuticals Purchase Policy to promote drug security by reviving ailing state-run pharmaceutical

companies. As per the policy, how many drugs will be available at discounted price to central public sector enterprises?

[A]110
[B]103
[C]115
[D]121




103
The policy will make available 103 drugs at a discounted price to central public sector enterprises for a period of five years.


79. National Education Day is observed on November 11 every year. Who among the following leaders is remembered on this occasion?

[A]Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
[B]Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad
[C]Swami Vivekanand
[D]Dr. Rajendra Prasad




Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad
To commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad, National Education Day is observed on November 11.


80. Tarla Dalal, who recently passed away, was a celebrity___:

[A]Journalist
[B]Author
[C]Poet
[D]Chef




Chef Celebrity chef Tarla Dalal, author of numerous cookbooks on Indian cooking who hosted several popular cookery shows on television, died recently at 77.

She was also known as India’s first celebrity chef.



81. Which among the following amendments of the constitution of India deals with strengthening the urban local bodies?

[A]73rd Amendment
[B]74th Amendment
[C]75th Amendment
[D]76th Amendment




74th Amendment
The 73th Amendment deals with empowering panchayati raj institutions while the 74th deals with strengthening urban local bodies.


82. The ancient Hindu temple “Preah Vihear” is a source of dispute between which two countries?

[A]Cambodia and Thailand
[B]Thailand and Singapore
[C]Nepal and Bhutan
[D]Bhutan and Bangladesh




Cambodia and Thailand
Preah Vihear Temple is an ancient Hindu temple built during the reign of Khmer Empire. It is disputed are between Cambodia and

Thailand over its ownership. Recently, the International Court of Justice in The Hague awarded the temple to Cambodia.



83. Who among the following has become the first Indian Pistol shooter to win gold at the ISSF World Cup?

[A]Heena Sidhu
[B]Anjali Bhagwat
[C]Gagan Narang
[D]Anjali Sidhu




Heena Sidhu
Shooter Heena

Sidhu created history by becoming the first pistol exponent from India to win a gold medal at the ISSF world cup finals in Munich, Germany. Heena won the

gold medal by beating double Olympic champion Guo Wenjun from China, Arunovic Zorana from Serbia and Olena Kostevych of Ukraine.



84. The “Ragi (Finger Millet)” is an annual plant widely grown as a cereal in Karnataka and some other Southern States of India. Ragi is rich source

of__?

[A]Magnesium
[B]Calcium
[C]Sodium
[D]Potassium




Calcium
Ragi is a rich source of Calcium and Iron.


85. The Great Himalayan National Park is one of the only two national parks in the world which are home to __?

[A]Snow Leopard
[B]Himalayan Brown Bear
[C]Western Tragopan
[D]Eurasian Woodcock




Western Tragopan
The Great Himalayan National Park is home to the elusive and critically endangered western tragopan. The Great Himalayan National Park is one of the only two

national parks in the world with a population of the brilliantly plumaged western tragopan. The Machiara National Park in Pakistan also supports this

species.



86. As per the latest Financial Secrecy Index, which of the following countries emerged as world’s most secretive place on financial matters?

[A]Switzerland
[B]Hong Kong
[C]Singapore
[D]Germany




Switzerland
Switzerland remains the world’s most secretive place on financial matters, while India ranks 32nd on a new global scale. Switzerland

followed by Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Cayman Islands, Singapore, US, Lebanon, Germany and Japan in the top-ten of the inaugural worldwide Financial Secrecy

Index. The Index was compiled by the Tax Justice Network.



87. The “Sevai Attam”, “Oyilattam” and “Karagattam” are the traditional folk dances performed in which of the following states?

[A]Kerala
[B]Andhra Pradesh
[C]Tamil Nadu
[D]Karnataka




Tamil Nadu
The Sevai Attam, Oyilattam and Karagattam are the traditional folk dances performed in South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


88. . Who among the following has been appointed as first Chairman and Managing Director of Bharatiya Mahila Bank?

[A]Arundhati Bhattacharya
[B]Usha Ananthasubramanian
[C]Geetha Kumari
[D]Chandrakala Subramanian




Usha Ananthasubramanian

Usha Ananthasubramanian has been appointed as first Chairman and Managing Director of Bharatiya Mahila Bank. Currently she is acting as Executive Director of

Punjab National Bank. Bharatiya Mahila Bank is expected to be formally launched on 19th November.


89. Srishsti Rana, who has recently won Miss Asia Pacific World 2013 crown, hails from which among the following states?

[A]Kerala
[B]Haryana
[C]Tripura
[D]Assam




Haryana
Srishsti Rana won
the Miss Asia Pacific World 2013 crown in late October 2013. This is the second win in a row at the Miss Asia Pacific World pageant. Earlier, Miss Asia

Pacific World title won by Himangini Singh Yadu in 2012. Rana is 21 years old. She belongs to Haryana.



90. Rana is 21 years old. She belongs to Haryana.
2. Which of the following has emerged as India’s most attractive brand in banking and

financial services industry (BFSI) category?

[A]SBI
[B]UCO
[C]LIC
[D]ICICI




LIC
State-run insurance major LIC has emerged as India’s top-notch brand in banking and financial service industry category followed by private sector

financial powerhouse ICICI, which ranked second in the category.




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91. The BASIC countries are a bloc of four larger developing countries. Which one of the following is not a BASIC country?

[A]Brazil
[B]Switzerland
[C]India
[D]China




Switzerland
The BASIC countries are a bloc of four large developing countries comprises Brazil, South Africa, India and China formed by an agreement on

28 November 2009. The four committed to reduce greenhouse gas emission.



92. Which one of the following IT companies of India was recently making news with respect to an alleged work visa fraud in US?

[A]Wipro
[B]Infosys
[C]TCS
[D]IBM




Infosys
In October 2013,
Infosys agreed to settle a civil suit by paying US$ 34 million. Infosys says that it has agreed to pay not because it has done anything wrong but only

because it wanted to avoid the nuisance of prolonged litigation. Infosys had denied any claims of systemic visa fraud, misuse of visas for competitive

advantage, or immigration abuse.



93. India has recently notified which of the following countries as a notified Jurisdictional Area under Income Tax Act 1961?

[A]Cyprus
[B]Mauritius
[C]Belgium
[D]Switzerland




Cyprus
India has declared Cyprus as a notified jurisdiction for failing to provide effective information to it, a move that may affect investments into

the country as several companies based in Europe and the US route their investments through Cyprus to benefits from its favourable tax regime. The

notification will make it difficult for tax payers to claim deductions on transactions with entities based in Cyprus.



94. As per the latest ICC ranking, Virat Kohli has become the third Indian batsman to hold the number one batting rank in ODI cricket, after ___?

[A]Virendra Sewhag and Sachin Tendulkar
[B]Sachin Tendulkar and Goutham Gambhir
[C]Virendra Sewhag and M S Dhoni
[D]Sachin Tendulkar and M S Dhoni




Sachin Tendulkar and M S Dhoni
Virat Kohli became the number one batsman in One-day cricket after a superb batting show against Australia in the just concluded series, in

which he scored 344 runs. Kohli is the third Indian batsman to hold the number one batting rank in ODI cricket, after Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni.



95. Which of the following countries have launched Missions to Mars apart from India?
1.Russia
2.China
3.US
4.Japan

5.Italy
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:

[A]Only 1, 2, 3 & 4
[B]Only 2, 3, 4 & 5
[C]Only 1, 3, 4 & 5
[D]1, 2, 3, 4 & 5




Only 1, 2, 3 & 4
India is the fifth country to launch a mission to Mars. The other countries that have launched missions to Mars include Russia,

China, Japan and the US.



96. The “Attaprakaram” and “Kramadipika” are manuals still in use in the study and practice of __?

[A]Bharatanatyam
[B]Kuchipudi
[C]Koodiyattam
[D]Yakshagana




Koodiyattam


97. Which among the following country is largest buyer of wheat from India?

[A]South Korea
[B]Bangladesh
[C]Ethiopia
[D]Thailand




South Korea
South Korea, Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Thailand are the large buyers of India’s wheat, respectively.


98. . Viraat Ramayan Mandir, world’s largest Hindu temple is to be built in __?

[A]Bihar
[B]Odisha
[C]Jharkhand
[D]Gujarat




Bihar
Bihar state unveiled a model of the world’s largest Hindu temple. At 405ft (123m), the proposed Viraat Ramayan Mandir would be nearly double the

height of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, which currently holds the title. The temple will be spread over 190 acres in Motihari district, about 120 km from the city

of Patna.


99. The Dhanush missile is a naval variant of India’s indigenously developed ___missile?

[A]Akash
[B]Trishul
[C]Agni
[D]Prithvi




Prithvi
Dhanush is a variant of the surface-to-surface Prithvi II missile, which has been developed for the Indian Navy. It is capable of

carrying both conventional as well as nuclear warheads with pay-load capacity of 500 kg and can strike targets in the range of 350 km.



100. The “James Bond Island” or “Khao Phing Kan” is a pair of islands on the west coast of ___?

[A]Thailand
[B]Singapore
[C]Japan
[D]Indonesia




Thailand
Khao Phing Kan is a pair of islands on the west coast of Thailand, in the Phang Nga Bay, Strait of Malacca. Since 1974, when it was

featured in the James Bond movie “The Man with the Golden Gun”, it is popularly called James Bond Island.



101. Which one of the following movies has won Golden Elephant Award for best film at 18th International Children’s Film Festival?

[A]Kauwboy
[B]Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya
[C]Ernest Et Celestine
[D]Arjun




Kauwboy
Kauwboy,

a Dutch film about a 10-year-old boy and a bird directed by Boudewijin Koole, won the Goldent Elephant Award for best film in the ‘International Live Action”

category at the 18th International Children’s Film Festival.



102. Who among the following has been named as WTA Player of the Year 2013?

[A]Senera Williams
[B]Maria Sharapova
[C]Cara Black
[D]Kim Clijsters




Senera Williams
World No.1 women’s tennis player Serena Williams was named WTA Player of the Year. She had earlier become the oldest world No.1

in WTA history. It is the fifth time Williams has been named the WTA player of the year. She had received the honour in 2002, 2008, 2009 and 2012.



103. Who among the following is author of the book “Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer”?

[A]Anand
[B]Cyrus Mistry
[C]Mohammed Hasin
[D]Amithav Ghosh




Cyrus Mistry
Cyrus Mistry is the author of the book “Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer”. This book has been short listed for the prestigious DSC

literature award.



104. The Government of India has planned to erect a security wall (similar to Berlin wall) along the borders of which one of the following

neighbouring countries?

[A]China
[B]Pakistan
[C]Nepal
[D]Bangladesh




Pakistan
India has planned a 10 meter high embankment along the 198-km stretch of international border that separates Jammu and Pakistan. The

security wall being erected to keep infiltrators out will be higher and wider than Berlin Wall. It will be 135 feet wide and pass through 118 villages in the

district of Jammu, Kathu and Samba.



105. Which one of following countries has recently announced it was setting up an “air defence identification zone” over East China Sea?

[A]Japan
[B]Vietnam
[C]Taiwan
[D]China




China
China announced it was setting up an air defence identification zone over an area that includes islands controlled by Japan but claimed by

China, in a move that could inflame the bitter territorial row. The outline of the new zone covers a wide area of the East China Sea between South Korea and

Taiwan that includes the Tokyo-controlled islands known as the Senakaku to Japan and Diaoyou to China.




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106. What does “T” stands for in TAPI, the proposed natural gas pipeline being developed Asian Development Bank?

[A]Trans-Asia
[B]Tajikistan
[C]Turkmenistan
[D]Trans




Turkmenistan
The TAPI or Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline is a proposed natural gas pipeline being developed Asian Development

Bank. Expected to be completed around 2017, the pipeline will transport Caspian Sea natural gas from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan into Pakistan and then

to India.



107. The controversial 300-MW Lakhwar hydroelectric power project is related to which state?

[A]Uttarakhand
[B]Uttara Pradesh
[C]Madhya Pradesh
[D]Himachal Pradesh




Uttarkhand
The Lakhwar project is located on the Upper Yamuna River Basin in Dehradun, district of Uttarakhand.


108. . Who among the following has been recently elected as new chief boxing coach of India?

[A]Gurbax Singh Sandhu
[B]Narottam Singh Rawat
[C]Bhaskar Rao
[D]Gurubachan Singh




Gurbax Singh Sandhu
The long serving Gurbax Singh Sandhu was retained as the national coach of the men’s Indian boxing team till the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Sandhu,

was first appointed as the chief coach in 1993, was picked for a fresh term by a committee under the IBF president Abhishek Matoria.


109. The “Swarm Mission”, which aims to study the Earth’s magnetic field is proposed to be launched by?

[A]NASA
[B]European Space Agency
[C]ISRO
[D]Russian Space Agency




European Space Agency
Swarm is a European Space Agency mission to study the Earth’s magnetic field. The swarm constellation consists

of three satellites to be placed in two different polar orbits. The Swarm constellation was originally scheduled to launch on 14th November 2013, but has

been rescheduled to on the 22nd of November, 2013.



110. Who among the following has become the first Formula One driver to take eight consecutive victories in a single season?

[A]Sebastian Vettel
[B]Michael Schumacher
[C]Rubens Barrichello
[D]Vitaly Petrov




Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull’s quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel won the US Grand Prix to become the first Formula One driver to

take eight consecutive victories in a single season.



111. The “Battle of Aleppo” is an ongoing military confrontation related to which of the following countries?

[A]Egypt
[B]Turkey
[C]Syria
[D]Cuba




Syria
The Battle of Aleppo is an ongoing military confrontation in Aleppo, Syria between the Free Syrian Army and its Jihadist allies

and the Syrian government. The battle began on 19 July 2012 as a part of the Syrian Civil war.



112. In which of the following cities India’s first privately funded Metro rail system commenced its operation recently?

[A]Mumbai
[B]Bhopal
[C]Gurgaon
[D]Pune




Gurgaon
The country’s first privately funded Metro rail system commenced its operation in Gurgaon.


113. Which of the following countries will host the “Common Wealth Summit 2015”?

[A]Malta
[B]Australia
[C]Mauritius
[D]Maldives




Malta
Malta was unanimously chosen as the host of the next common wealth summit 2015 after Mauritius pulled out in protest against the

decision to hold this year’s gathering in Sri Lanka.



114. The “Yashsvini Health Insurance” scheme is associated with which of the following states?

[A]Punjab
[B]Karnataka
[C]Tamil Nadu
[D]Andhra Pradesh




Karnataka
Yashsvini is a health insurance scheme for the members of the cooperative bodies in Karnataka.


115. The “Akhaura” is the first multi-purpose integrated check post along the India and which among the following neighbours?

[A]Pakistan
[B]China
[C]Nepal
[D]Bangladesh




Bangladesh
The Akhaura is the first multi-purpose integrated check post (ICP) along the India and Bangladesh border. The ministry of

home affairs has built the Akhaura border terminal at a cost of Rs 73.5 crore over a period of two years to facilitate international traders and business

users. The ICP is equipped with all modern facilities such as goods loading and unloading zone, security watch tower, warehouse, export-import zone and all

international services under a single roof along with an international standard passenger terminal.



116. Doris Lessing, who passed away recently, was a well known ____?

[A]Actress
[B]Singer
[C]Author
[D]Artist




Author
Doris Lessing was a British Nobel Prize-winning author. She became the oldest winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature when in 2007 she won the award for

her life’s work aged 88. Her best-known works include The Golden Notebook, Memoirs of a Survivor and The Summer Before the Dark.



117. India’s “Ganganjeet Bhullar” and “Anirban Lahiri” are associated with which one of the following sports/events?

[A]Tennis
[B]Golf
[C]Football
[D]Hockey




Golf
Gangajeet Bhullar and Anirban Lahiri are India’s professional golfers.


118. . Who among the following has been named male “World Athlete of the Year 2013”?

[A]Usain Bolt
[B]Mo Farah
[C]Bohdan Bondarenko
[D]Tiger Woods




Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt has been named male World Athlete of the Year for a fifth time. Bolt, who beat Britain’s double world champion from Moscow Mo Farah

to the award, became the most successful athlete in the history of the World Championships this year with his eight gold and 10th medals in total.



119. Which among the following is the largest steel producing company of the world?

[A]ArcelorMittal
[B]Nippon Steel
[C]Hebei Group
[D]Baosteel Group




ArcelorMittal
Options A, B, C and D are largest steel producers of the world respectively.


120. Which of the following correctly represents the world’s top four largest steel producing countries?

[A]China, Japan, US and India
[B]China, US, India and Japan
[C]China, US, Japan and India
[D]US, China, Japan and India




China, Japan, US and India
World’s top four steel producing countries are China, Japan, US and India.



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121. Hall of Fame Vern Mikkelsen, who passed away recently, was a famous player of __?

[A]Cricket
[B]Badminton
[C]Football
[D]Basketball




Basketball
Vern Mikkelsen, was a famous Basketball player, who played all 10 of his NBA seasons with the then-Minneapolis Lakers died at 85.


122. Volocopter, world’s first green helicopter which is noiseless and emission free has been tested in which country, recently?

[A]Japan
[B]Russia
[C]Germany
[D]USA




Germany
The world’s first green helicopter which is noiseless and emission-free has been successfully tested in Germany. The two-seat prototype of the

“Volocopter”, by the company e-volo, made its maiden voyage on November 17 in Karlsruhe, Germany. The Volocopter is an environmentally friendly and

emission-free private helicopter.



123. Which of the following parties has emerged as the leading party in election to Nepal’s second constituent assembly?

[A]The Nepali Congress
[B]The Sadbhavna Party
[C]Nepal Majdoor Kisan Party
[D]Rastriya Prajantra Party




The Nepali Congress
The Nepali Congress emerged as the single largest party in election to Nepal’s second constituent assembly winning 105 of

the 240 seats under the first-past-the-post category results which were finally declared. The Nepali congress was followed by the Communist Party of Nepal

with 92 seats.



124. In Banking system, an account is designated as inoperative if it is not used for more than __ years. Fill the blank with correct option?

[A]One
[B]Three
[C]Two
[D]Four




Two
An account is designated as inoperative if it is not operated for more than two years. After it is deemed inoperative and eight years lapse

without any operation other than interest credits and service charge debits, the account is shifted to an unclaimed deposit.



125. The Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India contains the provisions regarding:

[A]Oaths and Affirmations
[B]Scheduled languages
[C]Administration of Tribal areas
[D]Union, State and Concurrent Lists




Union, State and Concurrent Lists
The seventh schedule of the constitution allocates the power and functions between union and states consist of

union list, state list and concurrent list



126. The “Mount Etna”, “Mount Sinabung” and “Mount Merapi” are the active volcanoes located in which

of the following countries, respectively?

[A]Italy, Russia and Indonesia
[B]Italy, Indonesia and Russia
[C]Italy, Indonesia and Indonesia
[D]Japan, Italy and Russia




Italy, Indonesia and Indonesia
Mount Etna is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Silicy, Italy. Mount Sinabung and the Mount Merapi are

the active volcanoes in Indonesia.



127. In which of following states “Melghat” and “Tadoba-Andhari” Tiger reserves are located?

[A]Odisha
[B]Bihar
[C]Maharashtra
[D]West Bengal




Maharashtra


128. . With reference to the Amazon rainforest, consider the following statements:
1. It is spread across as many as nine countries in South

America
2. Majority of the Amazon rainforest is in Brazil
3. It is a type of moist broadleaf forest
Which among the above statements is /

are correct?

[A]1 & 2
[B]2 & 3
[C]1, 2 & 3
[D]1 & 3




1, 2 & 3
The Amazon rainforest is a moist broadleaf forest that covers most of the Amazon Basin of South America. This region includes

territory belonging to nine nations. The majority of the forest is contained within Brazil, with 60% of the rain forest, followed by Peru with 13%, Colombia

with 10% and with minor amounts in Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.


129. Who among the following will be awarded the “Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2013”?

[A]Julian Gillard
[B]Hilary Clinton
[C]Angela Merkel
[D]Sheikh Hasina




Angela Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Markel will be awarded the “Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2013”. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

headed jury has chosen her name for the coveted prize. The prize was being given to the German leader because of the work done by for her for promotion of

global economic stability, her commitment to universal peace and disarmament and her leadership role in strengthening productive and mutually beneficial

relations with India and other developing countries.



130.Which of the following super computers has recently retained its place at the top of a list of the world’s most powerful systems?

[A]Piz Daint
[B]Tital
[C]Tianhe-2
[D]Sequoia




Tianhe-2
Tainhe-2, a supercomputer built by the Chinese government has retained its place at the top of the world’s most powerful systems. Tianhe-2 can operate at 33.86

petaflop/s-the equivalent of 33,863 trillion calculations per second-according to a test called the Linpack benchmark.Tianhe-2 which translates as Milky

Way-2 was developed by China’s University of Defence Technology and will be based in the city of Guangzhou.



131. India and which of the following countries has recently decided to hold their first-ever joint air combat exercise in the Peter the Great Bay?

[A]Japan
[B]China
[C]Russia
[D]Sri Lanka




Russia
India and Russia decided to hold their first-ever joint air combat exercise in the Peter the Great Bay-the largest gulf of the Sea of

Japan adjoining Russia’s cost next year.



132. The vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL) has commissioned a world’s first red mud powder plant in Odisha.

Red mud powder has great usage in which industry?

[A]Fertilizer
[B]Cement
[C]Handicrafts
[D]Chemicals




Cement
Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL) has commissioned a red mud powder producing unit at Lanjigarh refinery in Odisha, describing it as first of

its kind in aluminium industry tackling major environmental hazards. Red mud is a waste from alumina industry and it can be easily be utilised in cement

industry.



133. The “ISON” which is in news nowadays is a ____?

[A]Asteroid
[B]Comet
[C]Galaxy
[D]Pulsar




Comet
ISON is the

much anticipated “comet of the century”. Astronomers have predicted that the icy object could become the brightest comet of the century. ISON will come

within approximately 724,000 miles of the star’s surface on 28th November. ISON should become visible to the naked eye in early morning throughout December

and then during the night through January.



134. "O Mor Aponar Desh (O my beloved land)” is slated to be state anthem of __ ?

[A]Assam
[B]Tripura
[C]Mizoram
[D]Manipur




Assam
Assam government has decided to accord the status of official state anthem to the song “O Mor Aponar Desh” composed by Sahityarathi

Lakshminath Bezbora, the doyen of modern Assamese literature, way back in 1910.



135. What is India’s ranking at the first ever “Environment and Gender Index (EGI)” launched at a side event of the Conference of Parties (COP19),

recently?

[A]46
[B]54
[C]35
[D]41




46
India’s ranked 46th at the first ever “Environment and Gender Index (EGI)” launched at a side event of the Conference of Parties (COP19). The

EGI-a project of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) claimed to monitor gender equality and women’s empowerment in the environmental

area. China ranks 34th.




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136. The “CityNext” an initiative to leverage technology for sustainable growth of cities in India is

being launched by___?

[A]IBM
[B]Microsoft
[C]Facebook
[D]Yahoo




Microsoft
Microsoft is launching its CityNext initiative to leverage technology for sustainable growth of cities in India. It has tied up with

IT services majors TCS and Wipro to launch CityNext initiative. The initiative will work on 40 areas in eight domains energy and water, infrastructure,

planning & buildings, transportation, public safety and justice, tourism.



137. “Leo Messi” who has been chosen for Golden Boot trophy for third time is from which country?

[A]France
[B]Italy
[C]Argentina
[D]Germany




Argentina
Leo Messi is a Argentinean footballer. He will receive his third Golden Boot trophy in the event will be celebrated in Barcelona. The award is given to the

player with highest league goal tally from the previous season. Lessi score 46 goals in the 2012-13 season, also won 2009-10 and 2011-12 editions of the

award.



138. . Which one of the following book has won the 2013 US National Book Award in fiction?

[A]The Good Lord Bird
[B]Tenth of December
[C]The Lowland
[D]Bleeding Edge




The Good Lord Bird
Author James McBird’s “The Good Lord Bird”, about the journey of a young slave in the 1850s has won the prestigious US National Book Award in fiction.

Pulitzer Prize winning Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri’s new novel “The Lowland” failed to win the award.


139. As per the latest report by Central Statistics Office (CSO), which state recorded highest sex ratio in 110 years?

[A]West Bengal
[B]Odisha
[C]Bihar
[D]Uttar Pradesh




West Bengal
West Bengal has recorded highest sex ration in 110 years. As per the 15th edition of the report “Women and Men in India” published by CSO

Bengal’s sex ratio 949 is at its highest since 1901.



140. Which of the following nations has attained top position in the 2013 Expat Explorer survey released by HSBC recently?

[A]Thailand
[B]Bahrain
[C]Cayman Islands
[D]China




Thailand
Expats living in five Asian countries report the greatest satisfaction and quality of life, according to the 2013 Expat Explorer survey

released by HSBC recently. As per the survey Thailand ranked first, followed Bahrain, China and Cayman Islands. India placed 7th out of 37 countries.



141. According to latest figures released by the union ministry of communication and information technology, which of the following states has

lowest teledensity in the country?

[A]Bihar
[B]Punjab
[C]Uttar Pradesh
[D]Tamil Nadu




Uttar Pradesh
As per the figures released by the union ministry of communication and information technology Uttar Pradesh has lowest teledensity in the

country. The overall teledensity of the state stands at 34.33, the lowest in the country. The top performer in the country is Delhi with a teledensity of

220.10, followed by Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab with a teledensity of 108.75, 105.90 and 104.52 respectively.



142. 33, the lowest in the country. The top performer in the country is Delhi with a teledensity of 220.10, followed by Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh

and Punjab with a teledensity of 108.75, 105.90 and 104.52 respectively. 4. “Gamani Corea” who passed away recently, was one of the chief architect of

national planning of which country?

[A]Sri Lanka
[B]Germany
[C]Russia
[D]South Korea




Sri Lanka
Gamani Corea was one of the chief architects of Sri Lanka’s first national plan in the late 1950. Corea was also a seasoned diplomat, who

held key positions such as Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development.




144. Recently (November, 2013), which of the following countries is in news for developing dengue-blocking mosquito?

[A]Malaysia
[B]Vietnam
[C]Indonesia
[D]Singapore




Vietnam
Vietnam has developed dengue-blocking mosquitoes. The mosquitoes have been intentionally infected with bacteria called Wolbachia, which

essentially blocks them from getting dengue.



145. Which of the following countries has largest reservoir of Coltan or “colombo-tantalite ore”, a mineral used to make vital components of mobile

phones?

[A]Democratic Republic of Congo
[B]Nigeria
[C]Zimbabwe
[D]Liberia




Democratic Republic of Congo
Coltan or colombo-tantalite ore is a mineral used to make electric capacitors in computers, gaming consoles and mobile

phones. Democratic Republic of Congo has more than 70% of the world’s coltan. Most of the coltan mines in the DRC are in remote South Kivu district.



146. The Planet which has highest escape velocity in solar system is ___?

[A]Earth
[B]Saturn
[C]Jupiter
[D]Mars




Jupiter
Escape velocity is the minimum velocity that a body must attain to escape a gravitation field completely. Jupiter has highest escape velocity

among planets. This is because Jupiter has highest mass. The escape velocity of Jupiter is 59.5 km/s.



147. Recently, India has signed a clean tech pact to produce ethano with ___?

[A]Germany
[B]Finland
[C]Norway
[D]Latvia




Finland


148. . As per the estimate, India has highest rate of rabies in Asia and in the world. Apart from India which of the following Asian countries have

highest rate of rabies cases?

[A]China and Indonesia
[B]Vietnam and Thailand
[C]Vietnam and China
[D]China and Thailand




Vietnam and Thailand
As estimated 31,000 human deaths occur annually from rabies in Asia, including about 20,000 in India, which has highest rate of

human rabies in the world primarily due to stray dogs. Vietnam had the second highest rate, followed by Thailand; in these countries, the virus is primarily

transmitted through canines.


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