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Q1. Who was appointed as the Chairman of the 7th Central Pay Commission on 4
Ans. Ashok Kumar Mathur
Note: He is the former Supreme Court Justice. Vivek Rae, the Petroleum and
Natural Gas Secretary will be the full time member director. Officer on Special Duty
in the Department of Expenditure, Meena Agarwal will be the Secretary of the Pay
panel. Its recommendation would be implemented from 1 January 2016.
Q2. Who was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Internet Giant
Microsoft by the Board of Directors of Microsoft on 4 January 2014?
Ans. Satya Nadella
Note: Satya Nadella will succeed Steve Ballmer as the third CEO of the Microsoft
Q3. Kumar Sangakkara, the cricketer of Sri Lankan national team on 7 February 2014
became the second person in the history of Cricket to score a triple century and a
century in the same test match. Who was the first?
Ans. Graham Gooch
Note: Graham Gooch is the former skipper of England team. He achieved this reach
by scoring 319 runs in the first inning of the match and 105 runs in the second
innings. He achieved this record, while playing in the second test match against
Bangladesh. But he failed to break the record of most runs in a Test match of Gooch
by 32 runs as in 1990, Gooch scored 333 and 123 runs in two innings, which on
aggregated becomes 456 runs.
Q4. Who has been awarded the Amazing Indian Award on 6 February 2014 by Vice
President of India, M Hamid Ansari?
Ans. Arunima Sinha
Note: Amazing Indian Award was instituted by Times Now channel in September
2012. Sinha is the first Indian amputee to conquer Mount Everest on 21 may 2013.
Q5. Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) on 7 February 2014 announced that it has
stopped the production of which iconic car brand that had been carrier for millions
of middle class Indian families?
Ans. Maruti 800
Q6. Who won his second gold medal at the Inter Shoot Tri Series shooting at The
Hague, Netherlands on 7 February 2014?
Ans. Abhinav Bindra
Note: Abhinav Bindra is the first Indian to win an individual Gold medal in
Olympic, since 1900 the year our country participated in the Olympic Games.
Q7. Who took charge as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer
(CEO) of Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd. (MCX) on 1 February 2014?
Ans. Manoj Vaish
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Q8. Who was appointed as the 8th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on 1 February
Ans. Harish Rawat
Q9. Which team defeated Maharashtra by seven wickets to win Ranji Trophy 2014 at
Q10. Who was appointed as the Chairman of Microsoft on 5 February 2014 by the
Board of Directors at a meeting held in Washington, US?
Ans. John Thompson
Q11. Which state scrapped its approval for the foreign direct investment in multi-
brand retailing on 1 Feb 2014?
Q12. Who was appointed as Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s new Country
Director for India on 3 February 2014?
Ans. M Teresa kho
Q13. Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour was conferred on cricket maestro
Sachin Tendulkar (40) and eminent scientist Prof CNR Rao (79) by the President of
India, Pranab Mukherjee on?
Ans. 4 February 2014
Q14. Who was appointed Director-General of WWF International on 6 February
Ans. Marco Lambertini
Q15. World Wetland Day was celebrated across the globe on?
Ans. 2 February 2014
Q16. Which company on 6 Feb 2014 has become the first telecom operator in India to
be fully owned by a foreign firm since government allowed 100 percent FDI in
telecom sector in 2013?
Note: Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved Vodafone's FDI
proposal of buying out minority shareholders in its Indian branch for 10141 crore
rupees. The CCEA approved the proposal of Vodafone's FDI on 6 February 2014.
Q17. Union Cabinet on 7 February 2014 cleared which bill with minimum changes in
it and decided that Hyderabad will not get the status of a Union Territory?
Ans. Telangana Bill
Q18. President of Israel Shimon Peres set a new Guinness World Record on 6
February 2014. What was it?
Ans. He delivered the largest online civics class in the world. He delivered the
classes using Cisco’s advanced technology.
Note: The classes will be conducted from the company headquarters in Netanya. At
90, he is also the oldest serving head of state in the world.
Q19. Who has been nominated as the Director of National Security Agency by the
US president Barack Obama on 30 Jan 2014?
Ans. Michael Rogers
Q20. Which Indian was named special advisor on cyber security by United Nations
on 3 February 2014?
Ans. Vivek Lall
Q21. Name the Oscar-winning American actor who died on 2 February 2014 at his
flat in New York at the age of 46?
Ans. Philip Seymour Hoffman
Q22. Who assumed the role of Founder & Technology Advisor to the CEO of
Microsoft on 5 February 2014?
Ans. Microsoft Founder Bill gates
Q23. Which mobile company launched an online campaign IndiaForShiva on
Twitter to mobilise support for Indian luge athlete Shiva Keshavan on 5 February
Q24. India on 5 February 2014 extended the facility of visa-on-arrival for the tourists
of ............ nations after barring tourists of eight nations?
Q25. Name the eminent Hindi writer who has been selected for the prestigious Vyas
Samman for the year 2013?
Ans. Vishwanath Tripathi
Q26. Which Tribunal on 7 February 2014 issued a ban on the process of burning of
tyres at public places like roads and areas surrounded by residential buildings?
Ans. National Green Tribunal (NGT)
Q27. Name the Legendary bhajan singer who died in Kolkata on 6 February 2014 at
the age of 93?
Ans. Juthika Roy
Note: She was awarded with Padma Shri in 1972.
Q28. Name the President of Zanzibar who was on a visit to India from 1 to 9
Ans. Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein
Q29. Which state Police launched a helpline number +91-8750871111 on 6 February
2014 for foreign nationals in distress?
Q30. India’s first monorail service was inaugurated by the Maharashtra Chief
Minister Prithviraj chavan on 1 Feb 2014 at?
Q31. Name the Indian-American Professor who was appointed as the Dean of
Princeton University Graduate School on 5 February 2014?
Ans. Sanjeev Kulkarni
Q1. Social media giant Facebook Inc acquired which social messaging app company
for 19 billion dollars in a cash and stock deal on 19 February 2014?
Note: Under this agreement WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum will join
Facebook Board of Directors. WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile
messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for
Q2. Name the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh who has resigned on 19 February
2014 in protest to the decision to bifurcate the State?
Ans. Kiran Kumar Reddy
Note: The Telangana Bill, splitting Andhra Pradesh and forming Telangana as 29th
State was passed by the Lok Sabha on 18 February 2014 with Congress and BJP
coming together on the issue.
Q3. Which state won the National Tourism Award 2012-13 on 18 February 2014?
Note: Union Ministry of Tourism declared Sikkim as the best State in the
implementation of rural tourism projects.
Q4. The 67th British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards were
given in London on 16 February 2014.
Best Film: Best Film
Best Director: Alfonso Cuar’on (Gravity)
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejofor (12 years a Slave)
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Q5. Interim Budget 2014-15 was presented in the Lok Sabha by Union Finance
Minister, P Chidambaram on 17 February 2014. This was the ....th budget by
Chidambaram as Finance Minister?
Note: This was the 83rd budget of the Union Government.
Q6. Indian flag was unfurled on 16 February 2014 at the Winter Olympics Village.
Which city is hosting Winter Olympics 2014?
Ans. Sochi, Russia
Q7. Which country's Parliament on 19 February 2014 passed a law that made it
mandatory to put graphic warning on cigarette packs?
Ans. Sri Lanka
Note: Regulation says that pictorial warnings should be printed on the surface of
both front and back portions of every cigarette packet, package or carton containing
cigarettes covering 80 percent of the pack, package or cartoon.
Q8. Name the scheme, in the second week of February 2014, launched by IRCTC to
make payment process fast and to reduce transaction failures due to bank payment
Ans. E-Wallet Scheme
Note: Under the scheme, user can deposit money in advance with IRCTC and the
money can be used as payment option along with other payment options available
on IRCTC website for the payment at the time of booking tickets.
Q9. Which language was given the Classical language status by Union Government
on 20 February 2014?
Note: It is the official language of Odisha. Classical language will give impetus to
scholarships in the language. Odia is the first language from the Indo-Aryan
linguistic group to be billed in the list of classical language. Odia is the sixth
language to be become the classical language of the country after Tamil (2004),
Sanskrit(2005), Telugu(2008), Kannada(2008) and Malayalam(2013).
Q10. Telengana bill dividing Andhra Pradesh was passed in the Lok Sabha on 18
February 2014. What is the name of the bill that aims to create the 29th State of
Ans. Andhra Pradesh Re-organisation Bill 2014
Q11. World famous Khajuraho Dance Festival began at Khajuraho on 20 February
2014. Khajuraho is in which state?
Ans. Madhya Pradesh
Note: The aim of the Khajuraho Dance Festival is to promote cultural heritage and
traditional dances of India. The Dance festival is organized by the Kala Parishad
under the Madhya Pradesh government.
Q12. India’s first Minority Cyber Village was inaugurated by the Minister for
Minority Affairs K Rehman Khan on 19 February 2014 in Chandoli in Alwar district
of which stae?
Note: Chandoli has been selected as the first village for the pilot project as it holds
more than 80 percent of minority population and also because the minorities of the
Mewat region is still backward in education.
Q13. Supreme Court of India on 18 February 2014 commuted the death sentence of
three convicts in assassination case of which former Prime Minister to life
Ans. Rajiv Gandhi
Note: Decision was made by the apex court following the delay of 11 years in
deciding their mercy plea by the central government.
Q14. Name the largest telecom operator of India which signed a strategic agreement
with Loop Mobile on 18 February 2014 to acquire the mobile network and 3 million
subscribers of Loop Mobile in Mumbai circle?
Ans. Bharti Airtel
Q15. Central Zoo Authority on 18 February 2014 selected the Indira Gandhi
Zoological Park (IGZP) for creation of a conservation breeding centre for the
endangered wild dog – Dhole. It is situated in which state?
Ans. Andhra Pradesh
Q16. Which Indian players were nominated amongst the nominees for the
ESPNcricinfo@20 Cricketer of the Generation award on 17 February 2014?
Ans. Sachin Tendulkar and Virendra Sehwag
Note: Other nominees are Shane Warne , Braine Lara, Muttiah Muralitharan and
Q17. New Zealand on 18 February 2014 won the two matches Test Series against
India at which margin?
Note: Brendon McCullum in the second test match created a history by becoming
first Kiwi player to score triple hundred.
Q18. Name the Marathi film which on 17 February 2014 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?
Q19. Who was appointed as Pakistan’s high commissioner to India on 17 February
Ans. Abdul Basit
Note: He will replace Salman Bashir. Salman Bashir relinquishes charge of office on
28 February 2014.
Q20. Which train will become the first train in India to be attached with a Braille-
embedded AC coach for visually-challenged passengers by the end of February
Ans. Purushottam Express
Note: Purushottam Express is a superfast train running between Delhi and Puri.
Q21. Union Cabinet on 20 February 2014 approved the setting up of an Equal
Opportunities Commission (EOC). The proposal for EOC was made by the Union
Ministry of Minority Affairs on the recommendations of which committee which
looked into Social, Economic and Educational Status of Muslim Community in
Ans. Justice Sachar Committee
Note: EOC is a three-member body and will be headed by a retired judge of the High
Q22. Apart from Saina Nehwal, which other Indian women Badminton player was
ranked within Top 10 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) women’s
singles ranking released on 20 February 2014?
Ans. P V Sindhu
Note: She was ranked at 9th whereas Saina was ranked 7th.
Q23. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved a National Mission
for a Green India on 20 February 2014. What is its aim?
Ans. To increase India’s diminishing forest cover.
Note: It will be called Green India Mission (GIM).
Q24. Name the Bill which provides protection of livelihoods rights, social security of
street vendors which was passed by Rajya Sabha on 19 Feb 2014?
Ans. Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending)
Q25. President of India on 17 February 2014 imposed President’s Rule in Delhi after
accepting the resignation of?
Ans. Arvind Kejriwal
Q26. World Bridge Championship for Bermuda Bowl (men) and Venice Cup
(women) will be hosted by which country for the first time in October 2015?
Note: This was announced by the World Bridge Federation (WBF) on 17 February
Q27. Who was presented the International Gandhi Award for the year 2013 by
resident of India on 15 February 2014?
Ans. Dr. Vijaykumar Vinayak Dongre (VV Dongre) and Prof. Guocheng Zhang
Q28. Union Cabinet on 20 February 2014 decided setting up of Coal Regulatory
Authority (CRA). Which Union Ministry is looking after the matters relating to coal,
coal block allocation etc?
Ans. Union Coal Ministry
Q29. International Mother Language Day (Bhasha Divas) was observed across the
world on which day of February?
Ans. 21 February
Note: International Mother Language Day was announced by UNESCO on 17
November 1999 and was formally recognised by the United Nations General
Assembly in its resolution establishing 2008 as the International Year of Languages.
Q30. Which state government and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
launched a campaign on 20 February 2014 to educate people about safe drinking
water and safe sanitation practices?
Ans. West Bengal
Q31. Name the indigenously developed surface-to-air missile successfully test-fired
by India on 21 February 2014?
Q32. India and which country on 19 February 2014 signed three agreements in New
Note: This was during the state visit of Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Kingdom
of Bahrain to India.
Q33. Which office location in India was ranked as the world’s eighth most expensive
office location in a report released by the Cushman & Wakefield on 18 February
Ans. Connaught Place (CP) in Delhi
Q34. Name the former National Security Agency contractor, who was elected as the
new Rector of the University of Glasgow on 18 February 2014?
Ans. Edward Snowden
Q35. Name the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kingfisher Airlines who resigned
on 17 February 2014?
Ans. Sanjay Aggarwal
Q36. Name the former Preston and England footballer who died at the age of 91
Ans. Tom Finney
Q37. Name the great TV comedian who died at the age of 91 on 14 February 2014?
Ans. Sid Caesar
Q38. Name the Carnatic music Vocalist who died due to chest congestion in
Bangalore on 17 February 2014?
Ans. Rudra Krishna Srikantan
Q39. Name the Hindi writer and Jnanpith Award winner who passed away in
Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh on 17 February 2014?
Ans. Amar Kant
Q40. Name the the French Olympic champion who on 15 February 2014 broke 21-
year-old world record of pole vault of Sergey Bubka with a leap of 6.16 meter at
Donetsk in the Ukraine?
Ans. Renaud Lavillenie
Q41. Name the Foreign Minister of Kyrgyz Republic was on an official visit to India
from 13 to 15 February 2014?
Ans. Erlan Abdyldaev
Q1. Who won the Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2013 on 28 February 2014?
Ans. Chandi Prasad Bhatt
Note: He is a noted andhian environmentalist and social activist. Bhatt was one of
the pioneers of the Chipko movement (His founded Dasholi Gram Swarajya Sangh
became the mother-organisation to Chipko movement) for which he was awarded
with the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1982.
Q2. India's first electric passenger bus with zero emission level was inaugurated at
which city on 28 February 2014?
Note: It is an initiative of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Cooperation (BMTC)
with the coordination of Utopia. Initially for trial runs the bus will be used between
Kempe Gowda and Kadugodi for 3 months.
Q3. India on 28 February 2014 observed National Science Day to mark the discovery
of the Raman Effect by Indian physicist Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (CV
Raman). What is the theme of the day for 2014?
Ans. Fostering Scientific Temper and Energy conservation
Q4. Government of India on 27 February 2014 constituted one-man expert
committee to study and examine the demand of a separate Bodoland state, which
will be carved out from Assam. Who will head the one-man committee?
Ans. G K Pillai
Note: He is the former Union Home Secretary and will submit its report in nine
months after consulting all sections of the society on the viability of a separate
Q5. Name the Indian Navy Chief who resigned on 26 February 2014 taking moral
responsibility of the accident on INS Sindhuratna in Mumbai?
Ans. Devendra Kumar Joshi
Note: He is the first Defence forces Chief to resign since independence.
Q6. The Committee on New Bank Licenses submitted its report to the Reserve Bank
of India (RBI) on 25 February 2014. Who was the head of the Committee?
Ans. Bimal Jalan
Note: Kotak Mahindra Bank and Yes Bank were the last two entities to get banking
licenses from the RBI in 2003—04
Q7. Nokia announced to launch new series of handset with the use of Android on 25
February 2014. The new phone will be in which series?
Ans. Nokia X
Q8. The G-20 Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors was held on
22 February 2014 to 23 February 2014 at?
Ans. Sydney, Australia
Q9. Which team on 23 February 2014 emerged as the champions of the Hero Hockey
India League 2014 after defeating Jaypee Punjab Warriors at Astroturf Hocket
Stadium in Ranchi?
Ans. Delhi Waveriders
Q10. Which batsman of Indian cricket team was on 20 February 2014 appointed as
the brand ambassador of the Gujarat State Election Commission?
Ans. Cheteshwar Pujara
Q11. Who has sworn-in as Italy’s Prime Minister replacing Enrico Letta on 22
Ans. Matteo Renzi
Note: Renzi, 39 is the Italy’s youngest Prime Minister and he is the third prime
minister to reach office without winning an election.
Q12. Union Government of India on 28 February 2014 raised the number of
workdays under MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment
Guarantee Act 2005) from 100 days to .... days?
Ans. 150 days
Note: This hike in the workdays will benefit 14 lakh families in India and the
decision Union Cabinet will come into effect from April 2014.
Q13. Union Cabinet on 28 February 2014 approved setting up of a new rail coach
manufacturing unit at Kolar in which state?
Note: The unit will manufacture 500 coaches per annum at an estimated cost of
1460.92 crore rupees with active participation of State Government.
Q14. A music album entitled Raunaq based on the songs composed by music
maestro AR Rahman was launched on 17 February 2014. Which Union Minister has
written the lyrics for this album?
Ans. Kapil Sibal
Note: The album was launched by Slaman Khan, the Bollywood actor and the chief
guest on the occasion of the release of the album in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Q15. Supreme Court ordered the arrest of the Sahara chief on 26 February 2014. The
court ordered his arrest following his failure to appear before it in a case arising out
of non refund of 24000 crore rupees to investors by two of his companies. Name the
Ans. Subrata Roy
Q16. Who won the National Billiard Championships held in Lucknow on 26
Ans. Sourav Kothari
Note: This is the first maiden title for Saurav Kothari since he turned professional
Q17. Who has been appointed as next Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) on 26 February 2014?
Ans. Dinesh Sarraf
Q18. Name the German Chancellor who was awarded with Israel’s highest civilian
honour, the Israeli Presidential Medal of Distinction on 25 February 2014 in
Jerusalem by President Shimon Peres?
Ans. Angela Merkel
Q19. President Yoweri-Museveni of which country signed anti-gay bill on 24
February 2014 which imposes tough penalties for homosexual acts?
Q20. National Food Security Act came into force in which state from March 1, 2014?
Ans. Madhya Pradesh
Note: Total population of 75 percent people will be covered under the Act. National
Food Security Act in the state is a part of the national Bill that became an Act after
receiving the nod by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on 10 September 2013.
Q21. India and which country signed an agreement on Cooperation in Public and
Homeland security on 27 February 2014?
Q22. Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd on 27 February 2014 launched electric car e2o in
Note: The company has also signed an MoU with the Government of Bhutan for a
strategic partnership to promote the usage of electric vehicles in the Kingdom of
Q23. Name the book on Ambedkar released by Vice President of India M. Hamid
Ansari on 26 February 2014?
Ans. Awakening India’s Social Conscience
Note: The book was authored by Dr. Narendra Jadhav, a member of Planning
Q24. The largest 130-MW Solar Power Plant of India Welspun Solar MP Project was
launched at Bhagwanpur in Neemuch in which state on 26 February 2014?
Ans. Madhya Pradesh
Q25. Hamid Ansari, the Vice President of India on 25 February 2014 released a
commemorative postage stamp in the honour of?
Ans. Maulana Hasrat Mohani
Note: He was a freedom fighter and an eminent poet.
Q26. Who won Protein Science Young Investigator Award for 2014?
Ans. Madan Babu
Q27. Name the world’s fastest car developed by Engineers of US firm Hennessey
with a top speed of a speed of 435 kilometers per hour?
Ans. Venom GT
Q28. Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India on 25 February 2014
inaugurated Indira Paryavaran Bhawan on Jorbagh Road, New Delhi. This will be
the house for which ministry?
Ans. Ministry of Environment and Forest
Q29. Union Government inaugurated the National Centre for Good Governance
(NCGG) on 24 February 2014. Its aim?
Ans. In guiding and implementing good Governance reforms.
Q30. Who was named as the interim President of Ukraine on 23 February 2014?
Ans. Oleksandr Turchynov
Q31. Who was sworn in as new Egypt Prime Minister on 25 February 2014?
Ans. Ibrahim Mahlab
Q32. Name the Legendary Spanish guitarist who passed away in Mexico on 26
February 2014 at the age of 66?
Ans. Paco de Lucia
Q33. Name the renowned Telugu writer who died on 28 February 2014 in Kapada
town of Andhra Pradesh?
Ans. Hanumath Shastry
Q34. Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Gulam Nabi Azad inaugurated a
new All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) at which city on 26 February
Q35. Supreme Court referred the petition seeking legalization of euthanasia to a
..........judge Constitution Bench on 25 February 2014?
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