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Current Affair MCQ Compendium Feb 2014 (190 Questions & Solutions)
 

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190 Current Affair MCQ-February 2014 for competitive exams. This should be extremely useful for upcoming Law Entrance Exams (CLAT /AILET 2014), SBI PO etc. For more GK & Current Affair Supplements ...

190 Current Affair MCQ-February 2014 for competitive exams. This should be extremely useful for upcoming Law Entrance Exams (CLAT /AILET 2014), SBI PO etc. For more GK & Current Affair Supplements please visit http://gkspecialist.blogspot.in/

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    Current Affair MCQ Compendium Feb 2014 (190 Questions & Solutions) Current Affair MCQ Compendium Feb 2014 (190 Questions & Solutions) Document Transcript

    • Current Affair Compendium: February 2014 1. Who has been given additional charge of Water Resources Ministry after resignation by Water Resources Minister Harish Rawat in Feb 2014? A) Salman Khurshid B) Kapil Sibal C) Ghulam Nabi Azad D) Sushilkumar Shinde 2.Who was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand in Feb 2014? A) Harish Rawat B) Vijay Bahuguna C) Harish Rawat D) B. C. Khanduri 3.Which movie won the “Best Film” award in the BAFTA 2014 Awards presented in February 2014? A) 12 Years a slave B) American Hustle C) The Wolf of Wall Street D) Dollas Buyers Club 4 US President Barack Obama nominated whom as the Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) in Feb 2014? A) Bob Riley B) Michael Rogers C) Mac Thornberry D) None of These 5 Which Country won the ICC World Cup Qualifier at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln in Feb 2014 to be part of ICC World Cup 2015? A) Kenya B) Scotland C) United Arab Emirates (UAE) D) Canada 6 India’s first Monorail service was opened for public use in which of the below cities? A) Kolkata B) Mumbai C) Hyderabad D) Mumbai 7. “Central Excise Day” is observed on? A) 22nd Feb B) 28th Feb C) 24th Feb D) 27th Feb 8.The RBI diluted rules for accelerated provisioning it had proposed for non- performing accounts in Feb 2014. As per its notification, now lenders will make _______ provision for unsecured loans that remain unpaid for six months. A) 30% B) 25% C) 20% D) 15% 9 Which dbran has emerged as the most trusted brand in India according to Brand Trust Report, India Study 2014 (BTR 2014)? A) Nokia B) Tata C) Sony D) Samsung 10 Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into India jumped stood at _________ in November 2013 (announced in Feb 2014). A) USD 1.64 billion B) USD 2.2 billion C) USD 3.1 billion D) USD 2.53 billion 11 Which Social networking giant celebrated its 10th birthday in Feb 2014? A) Google Plus B) LinedIn C) Facebook For Current Affair/ GK and Aptitude materials visit http://gkspecialist.blogspot.in/
    • D) Orkut 12 India overtook Which country to become the third largest crude oil importer in the World, as per the data released by Reuters in Feb 2014? A) China B) Japan C) Germany D) UK 13 The Chartered Accountants Institute has appointed whom as its new Vice- President in for 2014-15 in Fe 2014? A) Manoj Fadnis B) Sirajuddin Qureshi C) K Raghu D) R. Chandrashekhar 14 India’s core sector output, consisting of eight key sectors, growth stood at ______ in December (announced in Feb 2014). A) -1.1% B) 1.5% C) 2.1% D) 0.7% 15 Who remains top of the men’s ATP tennis rankings released in Feb 2014? A) David Ferrer B) Novak Djokavic C) Statislas Wawrinka D) Rafael Nadal 16 “National Science Day” is observed on? A) 22nd Feb B) 28th Feb C) 24th Feb D) 27th Feb 17 Who retained her top position in the WTA women’s tennis rankings issued in Feb 2014? A) Serena Williams B) Victoria Azarenka C) Maria Sharapova D) Li Na 18 Which Oscar-winning actor was found dead in his New York apartment in Feb 2014? A) Paul Thomas Anderson B) Philip Seymour Hoffman C) Joaquin Phoenix D) None of These 19 The Central Government has appointed whom as Chairman and Managing Director of Punjab & Sind Bank (PSB) in Feb 2014? A) B K Divakara B) S.R. Bansal C) Jatinder Bir Singh D) DP Singh 20 Who has been appointed as the new Country Director for India of the Asian Development Bank in Feb 2014? A) S.R. Bansal B) Teresa Kho C) Hun Kim D) Takehiko Nakao 21 Which Indian state won their seventh Ranji Trophy title in Feb 2014? A) Andhra Pradesh B) Sourashtra C) Karnataka D) Maharashtra 22 Who won the “Best Actor” award in the BAFTA 2014 Awards presented in February 2014? A) Mathew Mc Conaughey B) Alfonso Cuaron C) Leonardo DiCaprio D) Chiwetel Ejiofor For Current Affair/ GK and Aptitude materials visit http://gkspecialist.blogspot.in/
    • 23 Global Software giant Microsoft has named whom as its new CEO in Feb 2014? A) Steve Ballmer B) Satya Nadella C) John Thompson D) Sundar Pichai 24 Who has been sworn in as Chairman of the Federal Reserve, the US Central Bank and the most powerful Central bank in the world, in Feb 2014? A) Alan Greenspan B) Ben Bernanke C) Janet Yellen D) Timothy Geithner 25 “World Cancer Day” is observed on ______________? A) 22nd Feb B) 28th Feb C) 4th Feb D) 7th Feb 26 Which Former Supreme Court Judge has been appointed as the Chairman of the 7th Pay Commission in Feb 2014? A) Justice R. Banumathi B) Justice N.P. Singh C) Justice B.S. Chauhan D) Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur 27 Which Google Inc executive has been appointed new head of its YouTube video business in Feb 2014? A) Salar Kamangar B) Susan Wojcicki C) Steve Chen D) Sundar Pichai 28 The European Central Bank (ECB) has kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at ________ in Feb 2014. A) 0.75% B) 0.5% C) 0.25% D) 1% 29 Who been selected for the prestigious Vyas Samman for the year 2013 (announced in Feb 2014)? A) Vishwanath Tripathi B) Ravuri Bharadwaja C) Prathibha Ray D) Narendra Kohli 30 Which Indian-American professor has been appointed as the dean of the prestigious Princeton University Graduate School in Feb 2014? A) Rakesh Khurana B) Dipak C. Jain C) Vijay K. Dhir D) Sanjeev Kulkarni 31 The Central government has set up a committee today to suggest suitable and corrective measures to address concerns regarding security of people from North East in Feb 2014. The six-member panel will be headed by ___________. A) M P Bezbaruah B) Montek Singh Ahluwalia C) Sam Pitroda D) Nachiket Mor 32 Who in the below list was nominated for the World Children’s Prize in Sweden in Feb 2014? A) Malala Yousafzai B) Lyudmila Ulitskaya C) Ai Xiaoming D) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf 33 “World Radio Day” is observed on which date to increase awareness about the importance of Radio? A) 23rd Feb B) 13th Feb C) 11th Feb D) 17th Feb 34 The global conversation organisation, WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) has For Current Affair/ GK and Aptitude materials visit http://gkspecialist.blogspot.in/
    • appointed whom as director-general (DG) of the WWF International in February 2014? A) Marco Lambertini B) James Leape C) Peter Schei D) None of These 35 Who topped the Fortune list of ’50 most powerful women in business: Global edition announced in Feb 2014? A) Mary Barra B) Ginni Rometty C) Maria das Gracas Silva Foster D) Sheryl Sandberg 36 Which tech company released Chromebox for video conferencing in Feb 2014? A) Microsoft B) Facebook C) Google D) Yahoo 37 Who won the “Best Actress” award in the BAFTA 2014 Awards presented in February 2014? A) Amy Adams B) Cate Blanchett C) Jennifer Lawrence D) None of These 38 The 22nd Winter Olympics was held at ________ in February 2014. A) Sochi B) London C) Beijing D) Moscow 39 Which famous England batsman’s international career ended by England Cricket Board in February 2014? A) Kevin Pietersen B) Monty Paneshar C) Graeme Swann D) Ian Bell 40 The Union Cabinet cleared the Telangana Bill and Parliament passed the same. With this, Telengana will be India’s __________state. A) 28th B) 27th C) 29th D) 30th 41 Which famous actor been elected to the upper house of the Parliament in Feb 2014 on Trinamool Congress ticket? A) Mithun Chakraborty B) Prasenjit C) Tapas Pal D) Raj Babbar 42 “World Day of the Sick” is observed on ______________? A) 12th Feb B) 13th Feb C) 14th Feb D) 17th Feb 43 The Indian government pegged the economic growth rate for 2013-14 at ________ in February 2014. A) 5.1% B) 4.5% C) 4.9% D) 5.3% 44 Finance ministry has extended Upendra Kumar Sinha’s tenure as SEBI head for another ________ years in February 2014. A) One B) Two C) Three D) None of These 45 Union Cabinet approved Vodafone’s proposal in Feb 2014 to buy out minority partners and own ________ of Vodafone India in a USD 1.6 billion deal. A) 90% B) 100% C) 76% D) None of These For Current Affair/ GK and Aptitude materials visit http://gkspecialist.blogspot.in/
    • 46 _________ CEO Indra Nooyi and ICICI Bank Managing Director Chanda Kochhar are ranked among Fortune magazine’s list of 50 most powerful women in business (published in Feb 2014). Indra Nooyi was ranked 3rd in the same list. A) General Motors B) Coca Cola C) PepsiCo D) Nokia 47 All India Management Association (AIMA), the national apex body of management professionals in the country, has conferred the high performance brand award for 2013 to ___________ (announced in Feb 2014). A) Amul B) Wipro C) Merico D) Mother Dairy 48 The Bank of England has kept Interest rates unchanged at record low of ________, as per the monetary policy announcement in Feb 2014. A) 0.75% B) 0.5% C) 0.25% D) 1% 49 India’s largest paramilitary force CRPF has appointed which sportsperson as its brand ambassador in Feb 2014? A) Sushil Kumar B) Saina Nehawal C) M C Mary Kom D) Vijay Kumar 50 Who won the “Best Director” award in the BAFTA 2014 Awards presented in February 2014? A) Alexander Payne B) Alfonso Cuaron C) Guillermo del Toro D) Emmanuel Lubezki 51 Who became the next prime minister of Nepal in Feb 2014? A) Prachanda B) Girija Prasad Koirala C) Sushil Koirala D) Sher Bahadur Deuba 52 ICC approved controversial structural reform in Feb 2014 and has given most power to 3 boards. Which in the list is not one of them? A) England B) India C) South Africa D) Australia 53 Kumar Sangakkara became only the second player to hit a triple century and a century in the same match while playing against Bangladesh in February 2014. Earlier who achieved the same feat? A) Geoffrey Boycott B) Mike Gatting C) Ian Botham D) Graham Gooch 54 “World Day of Social Justice” is observed on ______________? A) 21st Feb B) 25th Feb C) 24th Feb D) 20th Feb 55 Which Tour operator announced merger of its operations with resort owner Sterling Holiday Resorts India Ltd in a deal valued at Rs 870 crore in Feb 2014? A) Yatra B) MakeMyTrip C) Thomas Cook India Ltd D) None of These 56 Indian Olympic Association conducted its polls in Feb 2014 and For More Current Affair/ GK and Aptitude materials visit http://gkspecialist.blogspot.in/
    • _________ was elected as the president. This also cleared India’s return to the Olympic fold. A) Anil Khanna B) N Ramachandran C) N. Srinivasan D) Akhilesh Das Gupta 57 Which of the following countries will host 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in Feb 2018? A) Norway B) China C) South Korea D) Germany 58 Which film has won the Golden Conch Award for the Best Documentary Film at the Mumbai International Film Festival in the “Documentary, Short and Animation Films” category in Feb 2014? A) In Between : Isang Yun in North and South Korea B) Tamaash C) Are You Listening D) None of These 59 USA unemployment rate stood at ______ in January (announced in Feb 2014). A) 6.7% B) 7.1% C) 6.6% D) 6.9% 60 Who has been named as the top US philanthropists for 2013 who donated shares worth of more than USD 970 million to a Silicon Valley foundation (announced in Feb 2014)? A) Dustin Moskovitz B) Bill Gates C) Mark Zuckerberg D) Warren Buffett 61 Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has sacked ________ as the Chairman of the PCB and suspended the Governing board with immediate effect on 10th February because of his mishandling Pakistan’s case in the recent changes brought in the ICC. A) Najam Sethi B) Zaheer Abbas C) Iqbal Qasim D) Zaka Ashraf 62 Who became the youngest Russian athlete to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics currently being held at Sochi, Russia in Feb 2014? A) Yulia Lipnitskaya B) Adelina Sotnikova C) Evgeni Plushenko D) Carolina Kostner 63 Which Indian state becomes the first state in India with 100% sanitation coverage in Feb 2014? All 6,10,577 inhabitants have latrines with high sanitation and hygiene standards. A) Himachal Pradesh B) Tripura C) Sikkim D) Nagaland 64 BCCI chief N Srinivasan’s son-in-law and former _____________ team principal Gurunath Meiyappan was indicted on charges of betting in Feb 2014 by the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee, formed by the Supreme Court to inquire into spot-fixing and illegal betting in the Indian Premier League last year. A) Rajasthan Royals B) Royal Challengers Bangalore C) Chennai Super Kings D) Pune Warriors 65 The Reserve Bank of India has removed the ________ interest rate cap on loans given by microfinance companies regulated by it and linked the For Current Affair/ GK and Aptitude materials visit http://gkspecialist.blogspot.in/
    • interest rate to the cost of funds in Feb 2014. A) 15% B) 20% C) 26% D) 25% 66 Which movie won the “Best British film at the BAFTAs” award in the BAFTA 2014 Awards presented in February 2014? A) Gravity B) American Hustle C) The Wolf of Wall Street D) Dollas Buyers Club 67 India’s largest passenger car maker, Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has stopped producing its iconic car brand _______ which was associated with millions of middle class Indians since its launch in 1980. The production is stopped in January 2014. A) Maruti 1000 B) Maruti 900 C) Maruti 800 D) None of These 68 India completes how many years without reporting any case of polio in Feb 2014? It is only the second time in the history that a disease is being eliminated in India through immunisation after small pox in May 1980. A) Four B) Two C) Three D) Five 69 “International Mother Language Day” is observed on ______________? A) 21st Feb B) 25th Feb C) 24th Feb D) 20th Feb 70 Who has been appointed as the new chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in Feb 2014? A) Sudha Sharma B) R.K.Tiwari C) T. Nanda Kumar D) S R Rao 71 India has been ranked at ________ in the list of 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index 2014 published by the Organisation “Reporters Without Border” in its latest annual report in Feb 2014. A) 140th B) 121st C) 158th D) 110th 72 According to India’s IT Industry watch body, Nasscom, the Indian IT and Business Process Management (BPM) industry will grow at rate of _______ in next financial year 2014-15. A) 11-13% B) 12-15% C) 13-17% D) 13-15% 73 Yahoo India has appointed whom as Managing Director, overseeing the Internet major’s business in India? A) Nigel Harris B) Satya Nadella C) Gurmit Singh D) Sundar Pichai 74 The Chartered Accountants Institute has appointed whom as its new President in for 2014-15 in Fe 2014? A) Manoj Fadnis B) Sirajuddin Qureshi C) K Raghu D) R. Chandrashekhar 75 ICC approved controversial structural reform to give most power to India, England and Australia boards In Feb 2014. As per new structure, who is set to For Current Affair/ GK and Aptitude materials visit http://gkspecialist.blogspot.in/
    • become the first ICC chairman from July for a period of two years? A) Jagmohan Dalmiya B) N Srinivasan C) Shashank Manohar D) Haroon Lorgat 76 The two day player auction for the 2014 edition of the Indian Premier League held in Feb 2014. India’s Yuvraj Singh attracted the biggest price of Rs 14 crore in the auction. Which team bought him? A) Rajasthan Royals B) Royal Challengers Bangalore C) Chennai Super Kings D) Kings XI Punjab 77 Which state won the Irani Trophy for the fifth time in Feb 2014? A) Andhra Pradesh B) Sourashtra C) Karnataka D) Maharashtra 78 India’s Retail inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index, stood at _____ in January (published in Feb 2014). A) 8.79% B) 9.87% C) 8.07% D) 9.13% 79 India’s Index of Industrial Production, growth stood at ________ in December (published in Feb 2014). A) -0.1% B) -0.6% C) 0.4% D) 1.1% 80 Social Netoworking company Facebook announced acquisition of __________, a world leader in mobile messaging over the internet, for USD 19 billion in Feb 2014. A) LineChat B) WeChat C) WhatsApp D) None of These 81 Which US company has announced its acquisition of Time Warner Cable for USD 45.2 billion in Feb 2014? A) DIRECTV B) DISH Network Corporation C) Comcast Corporation D) None of These 82 Who won the “Best Supporting Actress” award in the BAFTA 2014 Awards presented in February 2014? A) Amy Adams B) Cate Blanchett C) Jennifer Lawrence D) None of These 83 National Women’s Day’ is celebrated on ________ across India. A) 13-Feb B) 17-Feb C) 23-Feb D) 18-Feb 84 Renowned _________ filmmaker Balu Mahendra passed away in Feb 2014. A) Odiya B) Telegu C) Tamil D) Marathi 85 The eurozone’s economic growth stood at ______ in the final quarter of 2013. A) 0.1% B) 0.3% C) 0.5% D) 0.4% 86 Delhi chief minister _______ resigned today after failing to table the jan lokpal bill, which was defeated in the introduction stage itself. This decision ends Aam Aadmi Party government’s 49- day run in power. A) Manish Sisodia B) Kumar Viswas C) Arvind Kejriwal D) Yogendra Yadav 87 Delhi Police has introduced a new helpline number ________ for people of
    • North East residing in Delhi in Feb 2014 to register their complaints. A) 1073 B) 1011 C) 1093 D) 1099 88 Who will take over as the new chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC), a self- regulatory body for non-news channels as per announcement in Feb 2014? A) Ajit Prakash Shah B) R. Banumathi C) Mukul Mudgal D) N.P. Singh 89 “World Scout Day” is observed on ______________? A) 21st Feb B) 22nd Feb C) 24th Feb D) 28th Feb 90 India’s overall inflation, measured by the Wholesale price index, stood at _______ in January 2014 (published in Feb 2014). A) 4.89% B) 6.85% C) 5.05% D) 5.76% 91 Who was sworn in as new Prime Minister of Italy in Feb 2014? Also became the youngest ever prime minister of Italy at the age of 39. A) Angelino Alfano B) Enrico Letta C) Nichi Vendola D) Matteo Renzi 92 Who has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Reliance Communications (RCom) in February 2014? A) Gurdeep Singh B) Vinod Sawhny C) Munish Sharda D) Raj Jain 93 Which global internet giant has acquired SlickLogin, an Israeli start-up company which offers an alternative process for login confirmation by using sound based passwords, in Feb 2014? A) Facebook B) Google C) Microsoft D) Yahoo 94 The Japanese economy grew at an annual rate of ______ in the October- December (Announced in Feb 2014). A) 1.2% B) 1.5% C) 1% D) 0.5% 95 Who won the “Best Supporting Actor” award in the BAFTA 2014 Awards presented in February 2014? A) Mathew Mc Conaughey B) Alfonso Cuaron C) Barkhad Abdi D) Jared Leto 96 Which Indian Telecom Company acquired Loop Mobile for Rs 700-crore in Feb 2014? A) Vodafone B) Bharti Airtel C) Ideal Cellular D) Reliance Comm 97 Finance minister P Chidambaram has presented his interim budget for 2014 in Feb 2014. As per him, Fiscal deficit will be at ________ in 2013-14. A) 5.1% B) 4.6% C) 4.9% D) 5.5% 98 Which country emerged as the world’s largest consumer market for gold as per the data published by the World Gold Council in February 2014? A) USA B) India C) China D) Brazil
    • 99 Which Indian state has been declared as the best state in the country for implementing Rural Tourism Project (announced in Feb 2014)? A) Sikkim B) Kerala C) Gujarat D) Madhya Pradesh 100 BJP leader Arun Jaitely unveiled a book entitled “ModiNomics: Inclusive Economics, Inclusive Governance” at the Indian Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road in New Delhi in Feb 2014. The book has been authored by ___________. A) Amartya Sen B) Yashwant Sinha C) Sameer Kochhar D) None of These 101 Which film won the Crystal Bear (Glasernen Bar) for the best film award by the Children’s jury in Generation Kplus section at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival in February 2014? A) In Between : Isang Yun in North and South Korea B) Tamaash C) Are You Listening D) Killa 102 Famous _________ R.K. Srikantan passed away in Bangalore on 17th February 2014. A) Music Director B) Actor C) Carnatic music vocalist D) Director 103 Which Indian Crickter(s) was nominated for the ESPNcricinfo@20 Cricketer of the Generation award on 17th February. A) Virendra Sehwag B) Sachin Tendulkar C) M S Dhoni D) Both A and B 104 “Central Excise Day” is observed on ______________? A) 21st Feb B) 22nd Feb C) 24th Feb D) 28th Feb 105 A day after Telangana Bill was passed in Lok Sabha, ____________ stepped down as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister in Feb 2014 protesting division of the state. A) Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy B) N. Chandrababu Naidu C) N Kiran Kumar Reddy D) Botsa Satyanarayana 106 Indian Institute of Management- Bangalore (IIM-B) has appointed whom as the Chairperson of its board of governors in Feb 2014? A) Mukesh Ambani B) Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw C) Krish Gapalakrishnan D) Mohandas Pai 107 China’s FDI investment stood at _____________ in Jan 2014 (announced in Feb 2014). China managed to get a healthy USD 117.59 billion FDI last year. A) USD 9.56 billion B) USD 12.1 billion C) USD 10.76 billion D) USD 14.5 billion 108 India received _________ of foreign direct investment (FDI) in December 2013 (announced in Feb 2014). A) USD 1.6 billion B) USD 1.1 billion C) USD 1.9 billion D) USD 2.3 billion For Current Affair/ GK and Aptitude materials visit http://gkspecialist.blogspot.in/
    • 109 Which Tech company announced acquisition of WhatsApp, a world leader in mobile messaging over the internet, for USD 19 billion in stock and cash in Feb 2014? A) Google B) Microsoft C) Facebook D) Yahoo 110 Which Indian language became the sixth language of India to get “classical language’’ status in Feb 2014 after the Union Cabinet conceded a long-pending demand? A) Gujrathi B) Assamese C) Bengali D) Odia 111 India’s first Minority Cyber Village was inaugurated in Chandoli in _________ in Feb 2014. For pilot project, Chandoli with over 80 % of minority population has been selected as the first village. A) Rajasthan. B) Gujarat C) Uttar Pradesh D) Haryana 112 The Central Government has appointed whom as Chairman and Managing Director of Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) on deputation for three years in Feb 2014? A) B K Divakara B) Yaduvendra Mathur C) Jatinder Bir Singh D) DP Singh 113 Who has been appointed as the new Oil Secretary in Feb 2014? A) V S Madan B) Vivek Rae C) A Vijayanand D) Saurabh Chandra 114 Who was honoured as the Corporate Strategist of the Year Award by Public Relations Council of India (PRCI) in Feb 2014? PRCI gives this award as recognition to those who have excelled in their own field and contributed to social justice and made a difference to the nation in the last four years. This award is also called as the Chanakya Award. A) B. Prasada Rao B) V B Gadgil C) P Dwarakanath D) Arup Roy Choudhury 115 Tension between Ukraine and Russia was escalated in Feb 2014 leading to huge protest and selection of a new Government there. What is the name of area which is still under conflict between these two nations? A) Kherson B) Crimea C) Donetsk D) Stavropol 116 World’s longest free Wi-Fi zone was launched in _____________ in February. A 20km free Wi-Fi zone, the longest in the world, was launched. A) Mumbai B) Patna C) Bangalore D) Hyderabad 117 Which Indian PSU bank and New India Assurance have inked a MoU in Feb 2014 to provide three customised package health insurance policies from the general insurance major? These policies are named BMB Sakhee, BMB Nirbhaya and BMB Parivar Suraksha. A) State Bank of India B) Central Bank of India C) Bharatiya Mahila Bank D) Punjab National Bank For Current Affair/ GK and Aptitude materials visit http://gkspecialist.blogspot.in/
    • 118 The Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of United Bank of India (UBI), ___________ resigned on 21 February 2014 after reporting high loss and high NPA in its third quarter result. A) Usha Ananthasubramanian B) Archana Bhargava C) Shubhalakshmi Panse D) None of These 119 “National Science Day” is observed on ______________? A) 21st Feb B) 22nd Feb C) 24th Feb D) 28th Feb 120 The International Monetary Fund has India’s economic grwoth at ______ in FY14 in Feb 2014, which would improve to 5.4% in FY15. A) 5.1% B) 4.8% C) 4.6% D) 4.3% 121 G-20 financial leaders have announced to generate ____________ in extra output in next five years after its 2-day meeting held in Sydney on 22-23 February to give a much needed boost to world economy. A) USD 1 trillion B) USD 2 trillion C) USD 3 trillion D) USD 1.5 trillion 122 Who was named as the interim President of the country on 23 February 2014 till it choses its next President? A) Oleksandr Turchynov B) Viktor Yanukovych C) Mykola Azarov D) Arseniy Yatsenyuk 123 Sochi Winter Olympics concluded in Feb 2014. Which country finished on top of the medal table with 13 Gold, 11 Silver and 9 Bronze? A) China B) Norway C) Russia D) South Korea 124 Finance minister P Chidambaram has presented his interim budget for 2014 in Feb 2014. As per him, Excise duty on SUVs was reduced from 30 to _______. A) 24% B) 25% C) 20% D) 18% 125 Who has been chosen for the Y Nayudamma memorial award for the year 2013 (announced in Feb 2014)? The award is annually given to persons chosen for their significant contributions to the development of science and technology in the country. A) Jayant Vishnu Narlikar B) Kavita Shukla C) P.S. Veeraraghavan D) None of These 126 Which India’s tennis player jumped 18 places to become world number 78 in the latest ATP rankings published in Feb 2014? A) Yuki Bhambri B) Somdev Devvarman C) Leander Paes D) Mahesh Bhupati 127 Which team won Hockey India League held at Ranchi in February 2014? A) Ranchi Rhinos B) Delhi Waveriders C) Jaypee Punjab Warriors D) Uttar Pradesh Wizards 128 The panel headed by _________ which was set up by the RBI to scrutinize applications for new bank licences has submitted its report in Feb 2014? A) Nachiket Mor B) Y. Venugopal Reddy C) Vijay Kelkar D) Bimal Jalan
    • 129 Which Indian Oil and Gas company will buy Malaysian firm Petronas’ 10% stake in a shale-gas assets and liquefied- natural-gas (LNG) project in British Columbia for USD 900 million (announced in Feb 2014)? A) GAIL B) ONGC C) Indian Oil Corp D) Reliance Industries 130 Famous __________ Prokash Karmakar passed away on 24th February in Kolkata due to age-related illness. A) Painter B) Actor C) Author D) Social Activist 131 Which International Political leader has been awarded with Israel’s highest civilian honour, the “Medal of Distinction” in February 2014? A) David Cameron B) Barak Obama C) Angela Merkel D) None of These 132 Taking moral responsibility for the submarine accident off the Mumbai coast, Navy Chief Admiral _______- has resigned in Feb 2014. A) Norman Anil Kumar Browne B) Robin Dhowan C) DK Joshi D) Nirmal Kumar Verma 133 Who has been appointed the new head of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, India’s most profitable firm, in February 2014? A) P. Madhusudan B) Dinesh K. Sarraf C) A Vijayanand D) S.K. Sharma 134 Which Indian City has become the world’s most affordable office locations as per the paper published by the global realty consultant DTZ in Feb 2014? A) New Delhi B) Kolkata C) Hyderabad D) Pune 135 Who was sworn in as new Egypt Prime Minister in Feb 2014? He will head Egypt’s sixth government since the 2011 uprising that ended autocratic rule of Hosni Mubarak. A) Ibrahim Mahlab B) Hazem el-Beblawi C) Mohamed ElBaradei D) Adly Mansour 136 Famous ________ guitarist Paco de Lucia passed away on 26 February 2014 due to a heart attack. A) German B) French C) Spanish D) British 137 Finance minister P Chidambaram has presented his interim budget for 2014 in Feb 2014. He has allocated ________ estimated requirement for implementing one-rank-one-pay scheme for armed forces in 2014-15. A) Rs 500 crore B) Rs 1000 crore C) Rs 300 crore D) Rs 700 crore 138 India’s largest 130-MW Solar Power Plant “Welspun Solar MP Project” was launched in which Indian state in Feb 2014? A) Rajasthan B) Gujarat C) Madhya Pradesh D) Uttar Pradesh 139 Which India’s IT Services Company has acquired the software services unit of Germany chemicals giant BASF in Feb 2014? A) Tech Mahindra B) Infosys C) Wipro D) TCS
    • 140 Which Credit information solutions provider launched a software solution named as ‘Bureau One’ to collate various credit bureau responses and deliver them seamlessly in Feb 2014? A) CIBIL B) DNV India C) Equifax India D) CRISIL 141 Who won the National Billiard Championships held in Lucknow in Feb 2014? A) Sourav Kothari B) Alok Kumar C) B. Bhaskar D) Dhruv Sitwala 142 Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram inaugurated India’s first post office savings bank ATM in ___________ in February 2014. The ATM was launched as a part of an Information Technology (IT) modernisation project of the Department of Posts in order to boost its core banking network. A) Bangalore B) Hyderabad C) Chennai D) Kochin 143 General Motors India has appointed whom as its President and Managing Director, effective from 1st March 2014? A) Lowell Paddock B) Arvind Saxena C) Nigel Harris D) Joginder Singh 144 India has joined the elite group of nations when the Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) was commissioned into the Indian Navy at INS Hansa in ________ in Feb 2014. A) Mumbai B) Visakhapatnam C) Panaji D) Kochin 145 Indian-origin hedge fund portfolio manager Mathew Martoma has been convicted for his role in the $275 million insider trading scheme in Feb 2014. He worked for which hedge fund? A) S.A.C. Capital Advisors B) Fairfax Financial Holdings C) Brevan Howard D) Fortress Investment Group 146 India was ranked _____ in the list of ten countries in terms of digital governance as per the report on digital governance released by Accenture in February 2014. A) 7th B) 10th C) 8th D) 9th 147 The President of India presented the International Gandhi Award for the year 2013 to Dr. Vijaykumar Vinayak Dongre (VV Dongre) and Prof. Guocheng Zhang in February 2014 for making outstanding contributions in the field of _______ to eradicate the disease through treatment, training and research. A) Polio B) HIV-AIDS C) Leprosy D) Tuberculosis 148 Who has been conferred with the ‘Youth Achievers Award’ at the sixth Global Marketing and Social Media award ceremony held at Mumbai in Feb 2014? A) Bharat Gupta B) V. K. Hamzah Abbas C) Shireen Bhan D) Swapan Dasgupta 149 Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and _________ unveil 360-degree online view of 30 monuments in Feb 2014 in which 30 Indian monuments including For Current Affair/ GK and Aptitude materials visit http://gkspecialist.blogspot.in/
    • Taj Mahal can now be “visited” online with a 360-degree panoramic view. A) Yahoo B) Microsoft C) Facebook D) Google 150 Which Indian Cricketer was appointed as the brand ambassador of the Gujarat State Election Commission in Feb 2014? A) Cheteshwar Pujara B) Virat Kohli C) Suresh Raina D) Rohit Sharma 151 Which Indian-born scientist won the Protein Science Young Investigator Award for 2014 at Cambridge (announced in Feb 2014)? The Protein Science Young Investigator Award is given by the Protein Society for important contribution made in the study of proteins. A) Vijay Singh B) Madan Babu C) Utpal Bhadra D) Obaid Siddiqi 152 Which social networking company announced to launch of Chinese version of its site in February 2014? The Chinese language website will be a beta or test version of the site. A) Orkut B) Facebook C) LinkedIn D) Google Plus 153 The only work of fiction ever written by Charlie Chaplin, __________ was published in Feb 2014. A) Footlight B) Comedian C) Limelight Actor D) Chapline Time 154 Which team secured third place in the Hockey India League held at Ranchi in February 2014? A) Ranchi Rhinos B) Delhi Waveriders C) Jaypee Punjab Warriors D) Uttar Pradesh Wizards 155 The UNAIDS has announced _____________ as “Zero Discrimination Day” in Feb 2014. A) 4-March B) 1-March C) 1-April D) 12-April 156 Which Indian state was awarded with the Krishi Karman award 2014 for highest foodgrain production (announced in Feb 2014)? A) Punjab B) West Bengal C) Odissa D) Madhya Pradesh 157 Which Indian Origin ___________ developed a low cost Braille Printer using lego Set in Feb 2014? A) Geeta Chandran B) Varun Arora C) Bunker Roy D) Shubham Banerjee 158 Which country announced its plan to build the world’s longest underwater tunnel beneath the Bohai Sea in Feb 2014 which will be completed by 2026? A) Singapore B) Japan C) China D) South Korea 159 Which country topped the list of countries in terms of digital governance as per the report on digital governance released by Accenture in February 2014. A) Singapore For Current Affair/ GK and Aptitude materials visit http://gkspecialist.blogspot.in/
    • B) Norway C) UAE D) Sweden 160 Finance minister P Chidambaram has presented his interim budget for 2014 in Feb 2014. He has allocated ________ more to Nirbhaya Fund. A) Rs 1500 crore B) Rs 1000 crore C) Rs 1300 crore D) Rs 500 crore 161 Who was awarded with the Amazing Indian Award 2014 (announced in Feb 2014)? A) Tomas Halik B) Chandi Prasad Bhatt C) Arunima Sinha D) None of These 162 Which country will host World Bridge Championship 2015 for Bermuda Bowl (men) and Venice Cup (women) as per World Bridge Federation (WBF) announcement in February 2014? A) UK B) Germany C) Australia D) India 163 Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, President of _________ was on an official visit to India in February 2014. A) Sudan B) Libya C) Zanzibar D) Kenya 164 Global Software giant Microsoft has named whom as its new Chairman in Feb 2014? A) Steve Ballmer B) Satya Nadella C) John Thompson D) Sundar Pichai 165 Who has been appointed Special Advisor to United Nations to help steer the multi-nation body frame a policy and ensure its implementation in the area of broadband and associated cyber security issues in Feb 2014? A) Sumit bose B) M F Farooqui C) Vivek Lall D) Ratan P Watal 166 India’s National Women’s day celebrated on 13th February every year, in the memory of which Indian woman? A) Annie Besant B) Indira Gandhi C) Sarojini Naidu D) Sucheta Kriplani 167 India has signed agreements on “Green Energy Corridors” with which country in Feb 2014? A) UK B) Germany C) France D) Sweden 168 Which Indian stock exchange launched a new volatility index named as “India (VIX)” which is based on the index options prices of that exchange in Feb 2014? A) National Stock Exchange B) Bombay Stock Exchange C) MCX D) None of These 169 According to Fortune Magazine report published in Feb 2014, Which company has been named as the best company to work for the fifth consecutive year? A) Google B) Microsoft C) Facebook D) Boston Consulting Group 170 Joachim Guack, President of ________ visited India in Feb 2014. A) France B) Germany C) Norway D) Sweden
    • 171 Which Indian shooter has become the first person to clinch three gold medals in the Inter-Shoot Tri-series Shooting in the Air Pistol event held at Hague, Netherlands in Feb 2014? A) Abhinav Bindra B) Saurav Ghosal C) Annu Raj Singh D) Rahi Sarnobot 172 Which NGO won the Gold Shield and Hall of Fame for Excellence award in Financial Reporting for the year 2012-13 by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) in Feb 2014? A) Care Promise Welfare Society B) Alexis Centre For Women’s Development C) Akshaya Patra Foundation D) Comet Media Foundation 173 The 101st edition of annual Session of Indian Science Congress (ISC) was held in which university in Feb 2014? Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India inaugurated the event. A) Bombay University B) Calcutta University C) Delhi University D) University of Jammu 174 Which Indian state has become the first state to legally ban the consumption of all forms of smokeless tobacco including pan masala in Feb 2014? A) Haryana B) Guajarat C) Maharashtra D) Assam 175 Which Indian state announced to set up an Automotive Industrial Development Centre named as “Auto City” in Feb 2014 to offer investment facilitation services to companies willing to invest in the automotive industry? A) Tamil Nadu B) Guajarat C) Maharashtra D) Haryana 176 Prime Minister of India inaugurated Indira Paryavaran Bhawan in ________ in Feb 2014. This Bhawan will house the Ministry of Environment and Forest and will be India’s first on site Net Zero Building. A) Dehradun B) Gurgaon C) New Delhi D) Hyderabad 177 Indian Government has set up a one-man expert committee headed by ________ in Feb 2014 to study and examine the demand of a separate Bodoland state from Assam. A) G K Pillai B) Sam Pitroda C) Sudarsanam Srinivasan D) Arun Maira 178 IRCTC launched _______ Scheme in February 2014 to make payment process fast and to reduce transaction failures due to bank payment related problems. A) E-Paisa B) E-Wallet C) E-Money D) E-Credit 179 Indian Government increased the workdays under MNREGA from 100 days to __________ for tribals in Feb 2014. A) 120 days B) 130 days C) 150 days D) 180 days 180 Which Indian publishing house has agreed to withdraw American Indologist Wendy Doniger’s book “The Hindus: An Alternative History” from the Indian market following an out-of-court settlement in Feb 2014? A) Penguin India B) Tata Mcgrow Hill C) Pearson India D) None of These 181 MP L. Rajagopal used a can of pepper spray inside the Lok Sabha to
    • protest against the tabling of Telengana Bill in Feb 2014. He belonged to which political party at the time of the incident? A) Telugu Desam Party B) YSR Congres C) Indian National Congress D) Telangana Rashtra Samithi 182 Which Musician/Music Director has been appointed the goodwill ambassador of Unesco Nepal’s “Education For All” in Feb 2014? A) Shankar Mahadevan B) S. P. Balasubrahmanyam C) A R Rahman D) Bappi Lahiri 183 Rishang Keishing, the oldest Parliamentarian of India decided to retire in February at an age of 94. He belonged to which political party? A) Manipur Peoples Party B) Indian National Congress C) Naga National Party D) People’s Liberation Army of Manipur 184 India has signed two agreements with which country for fighting against international terrorism as well as avoiding double taxation in Feb 2014? A) Malaysia B) China C) Sri Lanka D) Bangladesh 185 Who has been appointed as the new captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore in Feb 2014? A) Virat Kohli B) Chris Gayle C) Daniel Vettori D) None of These 186 Which chess player won the Grenke Chess Classic title 2013 held in Feb 2014? A) Magnus Carlsen B) Vladimir Kramnik C) Viswanathan Anand D) Arkadij Naiditsch 187 Indian government has scrapped a multi billion helicopter deal with AgustaWestland due to corruption in Feb 2014. This company is from which country? A) France B) Spain C) Italy D) Germany 188 Which movie won the “Best Film” award in the BAFTA 2014 Awards presented in February 2014? A) 12 Years a slave B) American Hustle C) The Wolf of Wall Street D) Dollas Buyers Club 189 The Central Government has appointed whom as Chairman and Managing Director of Punjab & Sind Bank (PSB) in Feb 2014? A) B K Divakara B) S.R. Bansal C) Jatinder Bir Singh D) DP Singh 190 Indian Olympic Association conducted its polls in Feb 2014 and _________ was elected as the president. This also cleared India’s return to the Olympic fold. A) Anil Khanna B) N Ramachandran C) N. Srinivasan D) Akhilesh Das Gupta For Current Affair/ GK and Aptitude materials visit http://gkspecialist.blogspot.in/
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