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150 MCQ on Current Affair 2013- CAPSULE 1

  1. 1. CAPSULE - 1 150 MCQ ON CURRENT AFFAIR 2013 FOR IBPS, SSC, CSAT Ques. : 1 Name the Telugu writer who was selected for the prestigious Jnanpith award for the year 2012. 1) R Ananthamurthy 2) Dr Ravuri Bharadwaja 3) Jayakanthan 4) JM Sali 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 2 The recent CAG reports point out several performances and financial anomalies in Kol Dham Hydro Electric Power Project. The project belongs to 1) Jammu & Kashmir 2) Uttarakhand 3) Himachal Pradesh 4) Meghalaya 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 3 As per the data released by the Ministry of Rural Development recently, job generation under the MNREGA scheme has _______ over the years. 1) Increased 2) Declined 3) remained constant 4) Mixed trend 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 4 Which of the following statements is/are not correct about National Population Register (NPR)? 1) It is a project of home ministry. 2) It is a substitute for Aadhar (UID). 3) It collects identity through three biometricsphotographs, fingerprints and iris impression. 4) All the residents above five years of age have to be enrolled mandatorily. 5) It will be used for identification and providing target groups access to government schemes and social sector benefits. Ans.) 2 Ques. : 5 Name the player who became the first bowler to take three hat-tricks in the Indian Premier League (IPL). 1) Yuvraj Singh 2) Rohit Sharma 3) Amit Mishra 4) Praveen Kumar 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 6 Indian cinema will complete its journey of 100 years on May 3 this year. India's first silent feature film "Raja Harishchandra" was screened on May 3, 1913 at 1) Coronation Theatre 2) Majestic Cinema 3) Prabhat Studios 4) Bombay Talkies 5) Wadia Movietone Ans.) 1 Ques. : 7 Rohinton Nariman, who resigned from his post recently, was the 1) Advocate General of Delhi 2) Solicitor General of India 3) Attorney General of India 4) Assistant Solicitor General of India 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 8 For the first time since 2006, Spain crashed out of the first round of
  2. 2. the Davis Cup recently. Which of the following countries has defeated Spain in the world group tie? 1) Sweden 2) France 3) Canada 4) Japan 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 9 Although the Union Cabinet approved a proposal for FDI in insurance to 49 per cent. The current percentage of FDI in India 1) 0 per cent 2) 26 per cent 3) 74 per cent 4) 49 per cent 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 10 Name the only women chief election commissioner of India, who died on April 17 1) Rama Devi 2) Leela Seth 3) Fathima Beevi 4) Anna Chandy 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 11 Which of the following politicians of India has been named by Time magazine among the 100 most influential people in the world in its annual list of global achievers? 1) Pranab Mukherjee 2) P Chidambaram 3) Jairam Ramesh 4) Sushma Swaraj 5) Manmohan Singh Ans.) 2 Ques. : 12 Name the woman officer who was appointed Special Director General of the country's largest paramilitary force CRPF on April 18. This is the first time a woman officer is occupying the second top post in the hierarchy of the force. 1) Kiran Bedi 2) Nisha Priya Bhatia 3) Anjali Gupta 4) Aruna Bahuguna 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 13 Which of the following state’s Rural Management and Development Department has bagged the prestigious Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Public Administration for 2011-12? 1) MP 2) Sikkim 3) Bihar 4) Assam 5) Guajarat Ans.) 2 Ques. : 14 The Olympic gold medalist, Britain's Chris Hoy has announced his retirement from the sport on April 19. He was associated with the1) Hockey 2) Swimming 3) Cycling 4) Shooting 5) Weightlifting Ans.) 3 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in Ques. : 15 Union Cabinet on April 18 approved the proposal to increase dearness allowance (DA) to 80 per cent, benefiting about 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners of the central government. Earlier, it was 1) 50 per cent 2) 68 per cent 3) 72 per cent 4) 78 per cent 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 16 According to United Nations report, Indian economy is likely to grow in 2013 at 1) 5 per cent 2) 5.5 per cent
  3. 3. 3) 6.2 per cent 4) 6.4 per cent 5) 8 per cent Ans.) 4 Ques. : 17 The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved allocation of enhanced funds to the tune of Rs 12,000 crore as a special plan under the Backward Region Grant Fund for the 12th five year plan (2012-13 to 201617) against Rs 5,600 crore in the previous plan for 1) UP 2) Bihar 3) MP 4) Jharkhand 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 18 What is the limit of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) at present in private banks in India? 1) 26% 2) 49% 3) 100% 4) 74% 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 19 P V Sindhu is associated with which of the following games? 1) Tennis 2) Badminton 3) Golf 4) Shooting 5) Wrestling Ans.) 2 Ques. : 20 World Heritage day is observed on 1) 18 April 2) 19 April 3) 22 April 4) 27 April 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 21 The is a situation of a political storm in India over the leakage of report that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram get a clean chit in the draft JPC report on 2G scam. The panel is chaired by who amongst the following? 1) Yashwant Sinha 2) PC Chacko 3) J P Agarwal 4) Murli Manohar Joshi 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 22 Who amongst the following has written the book titled ‘Samudra Manthan: Sino-Indian Rivalry In The Indo-Pacific’? 1) Ira Pande 2) C Raja Mohan 3) Sunil Janah 4) Amish Tripathy 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 23 Which of the following Indian cities, after a long gap of 25 years, will host the four-day 44th World Trade Centre General Assembly? The event will see over 300 global experts, policymakers, industrialists and marketing gurus. 1) Mumbai 2) New Delhi 3) Kolkata 4) Bangalore 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 24 The veteran cricketer Mike Denness passed away recently. He belonged to which of the following countries? 1) South Africa 2) New Zealand 3) Australia 4) England 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 25 Ahead of his 40th birthday, the wax statue of Sachin Tendulkar has been unveiled at which of the following cricket grounds recently? 1) Lords 2) Eden Gardens 3) Sydney 4) The Oval 5) Melbourne Ans.) 3 Ques. : 26 A Sivathanu Pillai has been given the Padma Bhushan award by President Pranab Mukherjee recently. The distinguished scientist is the chief of which of the following programmes? 1) Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme 2) BrahMos Aerospace 3) Agni-V 4) K-15
  4. 4. 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 27 For the effective implementation of policies and programmes chartered out in the 12th Five Year Plan,planning commission has come with a new initiative, IBIN. What is the full form of the same? 1) India Backbone Initiative Network 2) India Broader Implementation Network 3) India Backbone Implementation Network 4) India Broad-based Implementation Norms 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 28 Which of the following state governments has decided to expand the network of web enabled Online Treasury Information System in the State to seven more districts in addition to existing two districts? 1) Haryana 2) Punjab 3) Andhra Pradesh 4) Madhya Pradesh 5) None of these Ans.) 1 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in Ques. : 29 Indian shuttler PV Sindhu defeated who amongst the following to storm into the last-eight stage in the women’s singles category in Badminton Asia Championships at Taipei recently? 1) Eriko Hirose 2) Shixian Wang 3) Juliane SCHENK 4) LI Xuerui 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 30 Name the country which has launched a bio-satellite packed with an array of mice and other small creatures aboard its famed Soyuz rocket recently? This is an effort to study the effects of long flights on living organisms. 1) China 2) US 3) France 4) Russia 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 31 The International Mother Earth Day is observed on which of the following dates? 1) April 20 2) April 21 3) April 22 4) April 23 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 32 Ms Shakuntala Devi passed away recently at a Bangaluru hospital following respiratory problems. She was a distinguished ______. 1) Mathematical genius 2) Sitar Maestro 3) Classical Dancer 4) Social Activist 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 33 Name the Chinese province which was hit by a powerful earthquake recently. The authorities are continuing a massive rescue operation after the earthquake killed at least 188 people and left more than 11,000 others injured. 1) Yunnan 2) Sichuan 3) Guangdong 4) Shandong 5) Zhejiang Ans.) 2 Ques. : 34 About 185 people were killed and several others wounded during fierce clashes between the Boko Haram militants and the state military. These militants are active in which of the following countries? 1) Cameroon 2) Benin 3) Ghana
  5. 5. 4) Nigeria 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 35 Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect of European Union’s (EU) latest stand on Syria? 1) The EU foreign ministers met in Luxembourg to discuss issues related to easing the oil embargo against Syria to help the rebel opposition. 2) The 27-nation bloc had slapped a ban on investments in Syrian oil in September 2011, followed by a ban on imports of oil in December. 3) Exports of crude provided up to one third of Syria’s revenues and EU used to buy nearly 95 percent of the Syrian crude. 4) All the above 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 36 The five-day event, 8th World Chambers of Congress, is being held in which of the following cities? This is the year’s biggest international gathering of chamber and business leaders being held for the first time in the West Asia. 1) Abu Dhabi 2) Qatar 3) Muscat 4) Manama 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 37 Who amongst the following has won the Monte Carlo Masters men’s singles title recently? 1) Novak Djokovic 2) Rafael Nadal 3) Andy Murray 4) Roger Federer 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 38 Who amongst the following has won the women’s race of the London Marathon held recently amid tight security arrangements? 1) Priscah Jeptoo 2) Atsede Baysa 3) Yukiko Akaba 4) Edna Kiplagat 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 39 Cheteshwar Pujara is the only Indian batsman to figure in the ICC’s latest Test rankings retaining number seven position. Who amongst the following holds the top position amongst the batsmen? 1) AB de Villiers 2) Shivnarine Chanderpaul 3) Hashim Amla 4) KC Sangakkara 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 40 Name the veteran politician and parliamentarian who has been elected unopposed as the new President of Bangladesh? 1) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad 2) Abdul Hamid 3) Fakhruddin Ahmed 4) Muhammad Yunus 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 41 The Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to provide Z-category security to which of the following Indian industrialists recently? 1) Ratan Tata 2) Mukesh Ambani 3) Anil Ambani 4) Navin Jindal 5) None of these Ans.) 2 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in Ques. : 42 Name the Nigerian President who has set up a committee to investigate the possibility of granting a general amnesty to militants from the group known as Boko Haram. 1) Bola Ahmed Tinubu
  6. 6. 2) Goodluck Jonathan 3) Umaru Musa 4) Muhammadu Buhari 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 43 Who amongst the following has won the men’s section of London Marathon held recently? 1) Feyisa Lilesa 2) Ayele Abshero 3) Emmanuel Mutai 4) Tsegaye Kebede 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 44 Which of the following countries has topped the list of countries receiving remittances according to the latest edition of the World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief? 1) Nigeria 2) Mexico 3) Philippines 4) China 5) India Ans.) 5 Ques. : 45 Which of the following Indian automakers has been conferred with the prestigious ‘Indian Multinational of the Year’ award at the AIMA Managing India Awards 2013? 1) Tata Motors 2) Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd 3) Hero Moto Corp 4) Bajaj Auto Ltd 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 46 Consider the following statements with respect to Jagdish Saran Verma, who passed away recently, and choose the correct sentence(s): 1) He served as the 27th Chief Justice of India. 2) He headed the three member committee to suggest improvement in criminal law to tackle crime against women. 3) He was the first chairperson of the News Broadcasting Standards Authority. 4) All the above 5) Only 1) and 2) Ans.) 4 Ques. : 47 Lalgudi Jayaraman, who passed away recently, was a legendary 1) violinist 2) guitarist 3) flute player 4) tabla palyer 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 48 Name the person who has been appointed as the vice-chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (CCI) recently? 1) Ratan Tata 2) Anil Agrawal 3) Sunil Bharti Mittal 4) Ravi Ruia 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 49 National Panchayati Raj Diwas is observed on which of the following dates to mark the passing of theConstitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992, which institutionalised Panchayati Raj. 1) April 21 2) April 22 3) April 23 4) April 24 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 50 The name of PV Sandhu is associated with which of the following games? 1) Cricket 2) Tennis 3) Badminton 4) Billiards 5) None of these Ans.) 3 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in Ques. : 51 Sunil Bharti Mittal has been elected as the Vice-Chairman of the
  7. 7. International Chamber of Commerce recently. Who amongst the following has been elected as the chairman of ICC? 1) Harold McGraw III 2) Gerard Worms 3) Rajan Bharati Mittal 4) Victor K Fung 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 52 Name the female voice behind hit Hindi songs like ‘Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon’, ‘Kabhi Aar Kabhi Paar’ and ‘Kajra Mohabbat Wala’, the legendary singer of Hindi film industry, who died recently. 1) Salma Aagha 2) Noor Jahan 3) Shamshad Begum 4) Suraiya Jamaal Sheikh 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 53 International conference called ‘Heart of Asia’ is to be held in Kazakhstan which is a part of the Istambul process that aims to stabilise which of the following wartorm countries? 1) Syria 2) Afghanistan 3) South Sudan 4) Nigeria 5) None of these Ans.) 2 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in Ques. : 54 The 6th Edition of Wireless, Mobile Networking Conference 2013 was held at which of the following cities recently? 1) Dubai 2) Manama 3) Manila 4) Kuala Lumpur 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 55 The 13th Finance Commission has sanctioned assistance of _______ for development of various tourism destinations in Madhya Pradesh. 1) Rs 100 crore 2) Rs 120 crore 3) Rs 180 crore 4) Rs 200 crore 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 56 Pralhad Bramhachari, who passed away recently, was a noted ________. 1) Classical dancer 2) Folk singer 3) Journalist 4) Historian 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 57 There is a widespread outrage witnessed against the Kolkata-based Saradha Realty India in recent days.Consider the following statements in this regard and choose the correct sentence(s): 1) Market regulator Sebi has ordered to close all its collective schemes and refund the money of investors within three months. 2) Its Managing Director Sudipto Sen has been arrested from Jammu and Kashmir. 3) The Sebi had carried another investigation about three years ago after a reference was received from the Director Economic Offences investigation Cell, Government of West Bengal. 4) All the above 5) Only 2) and 3) Ans.) 4 Ques. : 58 Union Minister of Commerce, Industry and Textiles, Anand Sharma launched 21 New Textile Parks recently. These Parks approved under Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP) take the total number of parks to ___ in the country. 1) 51 2) 55 3) 61 4) 72 5) None of these
  8. 8. Ans.) 3 Ques. : 59 Who amongst the following has been appointed as the President of Editors Guild of India? Editors Guild of India is the organisation of the editors of various magazines and newspapers of India. 1) TN Ninan 2) Narasimhan Ravi 3) KK Katyal 4) BG Vergese 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 60 Italy’s Parliament elected who amongst the following as the new president of the country? 1) Romano Prodi 2) Marco Antonio Bertolotti 3) Lamberto Dini 4) Giorgio Napolitano 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 61 Who amongst the following has been appointed as the President of Editors Guild of India? Editors Guild of India is the organisation of the editors of various magazines and newspapers of India. 1) TN Ninan 2) Narasimhan Ravi 3) KK Katyal 4) BG Vergese 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 62 MR Poovamma has won the gold in the 17th Federation Cup athletics championships at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) recently. She won the medal in which of the following categories? 1) 100m 2) 150m 3) 200m 4) 400m 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 63 Who amongst the following has been named as the Prime MinisterDesignate by the President of Italy recently? 1) Enrico Letta 2) Silvio Berlusconi 3) Mario Monti 4) Giuliano Amato 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 64 Archana Bhargava has been appointed as the Chairman and the Managing Director of which of the following banks recently? 1) Bank of Baroda 2) United Bank of India 3) Union Bank of India 4) Canara Bank 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 65 Name the promoter of the collapsed chit fund company Saradha Group that has bankrupted small depositors in West Bengal and nearby areas. 1) Amar Gopal Bose 2) Sudipta Sen 3) Purnendu Chatterjee 4) Aveek Sarkar 5) None of these Ans.) 2 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in Ques. : 66 The deal sealed between Jet Airways and the Etihad Airways was in news recently. The board of directors of Jet Airways has approved a proposal to allot ______ stake to Etihad Airways. 1) 10 per cent 2) 12 per cent 3) 20 per cent 4) 24 per cent 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 67 The WIPO, a United Nations body, has pointed out the need for a second interpretation of global intellectual property law. What is the full form of WIPO? 1) World Intellectual Property Organisation 2) World Inherent Property Organisation 3) World Intellectual Propriety Organisation 4) World Invertible Property Organisation 5) None of these
  9. 9. Ans.) 1 Ques. : 68 Indian businesses and consumers will soon be able to check the authenticity of a product with the help of a mobile phone application. Name the application which is being developed by the Interpol. 1) I-Register 2) I-Checkit 3) Info-world 4) I-Sure 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 69 The unexpected 4-0 defeat of Barcelona in the Champions League semifinal made news recently. Which of the following teams defeated Barcelona? 1) Aston Villa 2) Manchester United 3) Barton Rovers 4) Bayern Munich 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 70 Sunil Bharti Mittal has been appointed the vice-chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) recently. This world business organisation with presence in over 90 countries is based in 1) London 2) New York 3) Paris 4) Tokyo 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 71 World Intellectual Property Day is observed on which of the following dates? 1) April 20 2) April 21 3) April 22 4) April 26 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 72 The London Olympics quarterfinalist, Parupalli Kashyap, was ousted in the first-round of the India Open singles event recently but moved up a place to the career-best in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings. What is his current BWF (singles) ranking? 1) Second 2) Forth 3) Sixth 4) Eighth 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 73 In the wake of an alleged fraud by Kolkata-based Saradha group, the Central Government has ordered a SFIO probe into the matter of suspected misuse of the public money by various chit fund companies. What is the full form of SFIO? 1) Serial Fraud Investigation Office 2) Serious Fraud Investigation Office 3) Specific Fraud Investigation Office 4) Stock Fraud Investigation Office 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 74 The newly formed no frills airline, AirAsia India, is a joint venture company comprising three partners, Tata Sons, AirAsia and 1) Toss Financial 2) Telestra Tradeplace 3) Capital Group 4) Barclays Capital 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 75 Which of the following recently published books is written by Sandipan Deb? 1) The Last War 2) The City of Devi 3) Samudra Manthan 4) Chanakya’s New Manifesto 5) None of these Ans.) 1 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in Ques. : 76 Which of the following countries has become the first country outside South Asia to legislate against caste discrimination recently? 1) France 2) Germany 3) UK
  10. 10. 4) Norway 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 77 CERT India, the government body that monitors cyber threats within the country, has warned of a new variant of a computer worm that steals bank account details from infected computers recently. What is the expanded form of CERT? 1) Indian Centralised Emergency Response Team 2) Indian Computer Experts’ Response Team 3) Indian Computer Emergency Redressal Team 4) Indian Computer Emergency Response Team 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 78 Who amongst the following has been elected as the ninth President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) recently? 1) Haruhiko Kuroda 2) Takehiko Nakao 3) Mitsuo Sato 4) Tadao Chino 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 79 Name the product which has been accorded the Geographical Indication (GI) registration by Chennai-based Geographical Indication Registry recently? A GI is a name or sign used on certain products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin in the world. 1) Lucknow Zardozi 2) Varanasi Saree 3) Bhagalpuri Silk 4) Assamese Gamosa 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 80 Name the European country which parliament has recently passed a bill that would make smoking in the presence of children equal to an act of physical violence. 1) Greece 2) Finland 3) Latvia 4) Denmark 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 81 Ahead of company’s annual shareholder meeting, Fred Amoroso has resigned as the chairperson of which of the following internet companies with immediate effect? 1) Rediff 2) Yahoo 3) AT & T 4) Amazon 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 82 Which of the following countries has joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) as a dialogue partner recently? China, Russia and four Central Asian nations Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan formed the SCO in 2001 as a regional security bloc. 1) Turkey 2) Afghanistan 3) Turkmenistan 4) Azerbaijan 5) None of these Ans.) 1 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in Ques. : 83 Anil Goswami has been appointed as new secretary in which of the following Ministries? He is the first bureaucrat from Jammu and Kashmir cadre to be appointed to this post. 1) Ministry of Home Affairs 2) Ministry of Corporate Affairs 3) Ministry of Civil Aviation 4) Department of Atomic Energy 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 84 Name the Indian shuttler who has become the first Indian lady to reach the semifinals of the $200,000 India Open badminton championship? 1) Saina Nehwal 2) Arundhati Pantawane 3) PV Sindhu
  11. 11. 4) Aparna Popat 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 85 Union Minister of State for Power (Independent Charge) Jyotiraditya Scindia recently dedicated the third unit of Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power Project at Jharli to the nation. Jharli is located in which of the following states? 1) Himachal Pradesh 2) Punjab 3) Haryana 4) Rajasthan 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 86 The International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) has awarded the lifetime achievement award to who amongst the following recently? 1) Neerja Chowdhury 2) Alka Saxena 3) Mrinal Pande 4) Jai Chandiram 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 87 The Technical Expert Committee (TEC), appointed by the Supreme Court, has called for a moratorium of how many years on open field trials of Bt food crops until adequate regulatory mechanisms and safety standards are put in place? 1) 2-years 2) 5-years 3) 10-years 4) 15-years 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 88 Name the country which has alleged that China has de facto occupied its disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. It claims that the shoal is well within its 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone of the country, as recognized by international law. 1) Vietnam 2) Philippines 3) Taiwan 4) Japan 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 89 The race for the next Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has reached in the final stage with only two names, Heremino Blanco from Mexico and Roberto Carvalho de Azevedo from Brazil left in the field. Who is the present DG of the WTO? 1) Pascal Lamy 2) Tim Groser 3) Taeho Bark 4) Haruhiko Kuroda 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 90 India has acceded to Madrid Protocol which allows Indian companies to register their trademarks in ____countries by filing a single application. 1) 50 2) 69 3) 70 4) 89 5) None of these Ans.) 4 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in Ques. : 91 Examine the following statements with respect Sarabjit Singh, who was attacked by fellow prisoners in a Karachi jail recently and now is in deep coma, and choose the correct sentence(s): 1) He was convicted of alleged involvement in a string of bomb attacks in Punjab province in Pakistan that killed 14 people in 1990 and was awarded death sentence. 2) His mercy petitions were rejected by the courts and the President but the outgoing Pakistan People’s Party-led government put off his execution for an indefinite period. 3) Pakistan has proposed to send him to India for treatment and has sought visa and transportation facility from Indian authorities. 4) Only 1) and 2) 5) All 1), 2) and 3)
  12. 12. Ans.) 4 Ques. : 92 Sania Mirza and Bethanie MattekSands will have to wait for their third title of the season as they ended runners-up at the WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix after losing the summit clash to _______ recently. 1) Sabine Lisicki and Mona Barthel 2) Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond 3) Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva 4) Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 93 Who amongst the following has clinched the men’s singles title at the India Open Super Series badminton tournament held in New Delhi recently? 1) Kenichi Tago 2) DU Pengyu 3) Lee Chong Wei 4) Chen Long 5) None of these Ans.) 3 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in Ques. : 94 The government has set up a sixmember inter-ministerial committee to suggest measures to boost Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) exports. This committee is headed by 1) Ajit Kumar Seth 2) Pulok Chatterji 3) Omita Paul 4) RS Gujral 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 95 America experts has alleged Syrian regime of using chemical weapons against the rebel opposition. Samples of which of the following chemical agents have been traced? 1) Kolokol-1 2) Sarin 3) Ethyl iodoacetate 4) Benzyl bromide 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 96 NN Vohra has been given an extension of five years as the governor of which of the following states recently? 1) Haryana 2) Himachal Pradesh 3) Odisha 4) Jammu and Kashmir 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 97 Serbian lawmakers have overwhelmingly supported an agreement aimed at normalising relations with breakaway Kosovo region. Kosovo has declared its independence in _______. 1) 2005 2) 2006 3) 2007 4) 2008 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 98 Which of the following cities has been finalised as the venue of the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting (CHOGM) scheduled to be held in November? 1) Canberra 2) New Delhi 3) Colombo 4) Naypyidaw 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 99 The Boeing Dreamliner 787 aircraft returned to commercial service after the US agency declared it safe to fly. Which of the following airlines became the first one to use the plane since it was grounded earlier this year? 1) Nippon Airways 2) Ethiopian Airlines 3) Air India 4) American Airlines 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 100 Who amongst the following has won the woman’s singles title of the WTA Porsche Grand Prix played at Stuttgart recently? Sweeping her second title in 2013, she has become the first player to retain the title since Lindsey Davenport in 2005.
  13. 13. 1) Li Na 2) Maria Sharapova 3) Victoria Azarenka 4) Serena Williams 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 101 The prisoners of Guantanamo detention facility of US are on hunger strike protesting against their indefinite detention and being held without charge. This detention camp is situated in which of the following countries? 1) Afghanistan 2) Cuba 3) Ethiopia 4) Nigeria 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 102 Consider the following statements with respect to Statistical Institute of Asia Pacific (SIAP), one of the most active organs of the UN, and choose the correct sentence(s): 1) India has been elected to the governing council of the 41-member prestigious SIAP recently. 2) The SIAP was established in Tokyo in 1970 by 20 countries in Asia and the Pacific and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 3) The governing council of SIAP bears a representative designated by the Government of Japan and eight representatives nominated by other members. 4) All the above 5) Only 2) and 3) Ans.) 4 Ques. : 103 Name the country whose Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi escaped an assassination attempt in the capital city of the country recently. 1) Egypt 2) Syria 3) Cambodia 4) Nigeria 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 104 The 143rd birth anniversary of the father of Indian Cinema, Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, was celebrated recently. The one of the most prestigious awards in Indian cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke Award (for lifetime contribution to cinema), was instituted by the Government of India in his honor in which of the following years? 1) 1959 2) 1969 3) 1979 4) 1989 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 105 Who amongst the following has won the Barcelona Open men’s singles title recently? He clinched the title for a record 7th time. 1) David Ferrer 2) Rafael Nadal 3) Andy Murray 4) Novak Djokovic 5) None of these Ans.) 2 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in Ques. : 106 Name the rising Indian shuttler who is participating in Malaysia Grand Prix Gold 2013 badminton tournament as the top seed in the women's singles category in Kuala Lumpur. 1) Rituparna Das 2) Arundhati Pantawane 3) PC Thulasi 4) PV Sindhu 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 107 What is the expanded form of ECGC as used in banking/financial sector? 1) Export Creditors’ Guarantee Corporation of India 2) Export Credential Guarantee Corporation of India 3) Export Credit Garnering Corporation of India 4) Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India
  14. 14. 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 108 Who among the following is the author of the recently published book titled Che In Paona Bazaar? 1) Zoya Hasan 2) Kishalay Bhattacharjee 3) Harish Dhillon 4) Basudeb Pal Majumdar 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 109 Following the global trend, the civil aviation ministry has allowed domestic airlines to unbundle which of the following services and charge separately for them? It will allow airlines to keep a lower base fare and give passengers the flexibility to pay for services they need. 1) Check-in baggage 2) Allotment of preferred seats 3) Meals 4) All the above 5) Only 1) and 2) Ans.) 4 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in Ques. : 110 Name the footballer who has been named the player and young player of the year by Professional Football Association (PFA) for 2012-13. He has become only the third person to clinch the double accolade in the same season. 1) Jermain Colin Defoe 2) Gareth Bale 3) Wayne Mark Rooney 4) Aaron Justin 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 111 The Director General of World Trade Organistion (WTO), Pascal Lamy, will step down later this year. But before that, he is busy agreeing all the _____ members of WTO on an agenda for the ministerial meeting scheduled in Bali. 1) 139 2) 149 3) 159 4) 169 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 112 The CERC recently ruled out the allegation of the Association of Power Producers that state-run NTPC has abused its dominant position while signing power purchase pacts recently. CERC stands for 1) Central Electricity Regulatory Committee 2) Central Electricity Regulatory Commission 3) Centralised Electricity Redressal Commission 4) Centre for Electricity Regulation and Commissioning 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 113 India is building the heaviest and largest parts of the Tokamak, the machine behind the biggest scientific collaboration on the planet till date. The project called ITER, includes 34 nations and is aimed at producing cheap clean and safe energy through 1) Nuclear fission 2) Nuclear fusion 3) Solar Energy 4) Wind Energy 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 114 Queen Beatrix is all set to step down in favour of her eldest son Willem Alexander soon. Known for her charity work, she held the throne for 33 years in 1) Japan 2) Argentina 3) Netherlands 4) Spain 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 115 Harin Raval has resigned from his post following difference with his seniors on the matter the draft report of the coal block allocation scam. He has resigned as _____. 1) Solicitor General 2) Additional Solicitor General 3) Attorney General 4) Advocate General
  15. 15. 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 116 The World Bank has lowered the growth forecast of India for the current fiscal from 7 per cent to ___ per cent. The decline in the agriculture sector is being seen as the reason behind it. 1) 5 2) 5.1 3) 6 4) 6.1 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 117 The Golden Girl (Bangaru Talli) scheme has been launched in which of the following states? It is targeted to protect girl child and ensure her education and is limited to two children of each BPL family. 1) Karnataka 2) Andhra Pradesh 3) Kerala 4) Tamil Nadu 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 118 May 1 is celebrated as the Labour Day. This day is also celebrated as the formation day of which of the following states? 1) Rajasthan 2) Assam 3) Madhya Pradesh 4) Gujarat 5) Odisha Ans.) 4 Ques. : 119 The Finance Bill has been passed in Lokh Sabha finally. Which of the following is/are highlight(s) of this bill? 1) Wealth tax on agricultural land has been ruled out 2) The residency norms for investors from countries such as Mauritius has been eased 3) There is provision for higher duty on Sports Utility Vehicles 4) All the above 5) Only 1) and 3) Ans.) 4 Ques. : 120 The World Wide Web is celebrating its 20th year in the service. Who among the following had invented the WWW at Cern laboratory 20 years back? 1) Robert Hooke 2) Tim Berners-Lee 3) Zacharias Janssen 4) VA Shiva Ayyadurai 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 121 Krishna Poonia will participate in the opening leg of the prestigious Diamond League Meetings series in Doha soon. She is an ace Indian player of ________. 1) Badminton 2) Discus Throw 3) Archery 4) Long Jump 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 122 The Parliament of Bangladesh has elected who amongst the following as its first woman and the youngest speaker till date recently? 1) Dipu Moni 2) Shahara Khatun 3) Begum Motia Chowdhury 4) Shrin Sharmin Chowdhury 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 123 The Peshawar High Court in Pakistan imposed a ban on former President Pervez Musharraf recently. He has been banned ________from contesting elections. 1) for life 2) for one year 3) for two years 4) for five years 5) None of these Ans.) 1 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in Ques. : 124 Name the person who has been listed by the Forbes as the first billionaire of Nepal with a net worth of $1-billion
  16. 16. recenlty. He is also known as the noodle billionaire for his Wai Wai noodles. 1) Krishna Prasad Bhattarai 2) Upendra Mahato 3) Binod Chaudhary 4) Min Bahadur Gurung 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 125 For the most of the last eight quarters, India’s second largest software service company, Infosys, has been lagging behind the industry average causing worries for stock markets. Who among the following is the CEO of the company at the present? 1) K Gopalakrishnan 2) SD Shibulal 3) Srinath Batni 4) Srikantan Moorthy 5) V Balakrishnan Ans.) 2 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in Ques. : 126 The Chief Economic Advisor at the Finance Ministry, Raghuram Rajan, is pitching for the early passage of the insurance bill which seeks to increase the foreign direct investment level to __________from the current 26 per cent. 1) 49 per cent 2) 51 per cent 3) 76 per cent 4) 100 per cent 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 127 Which of the following statements is correct? SX 40 is 1) the name of a new mid-size sedan launched by Maruti Suzuki 2) the name of a new submarine launched missile developed by DRDO 3) a newly developed nuclear fusion reactor 4) the name of the index of MCX-SX 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 128 The finance bill, 2013, proposes CTT on non-agro commodities such as gold, silver and crude oil among others. Sellers will now have to pay tax at the rate of 0.01 per cent on transactions in these items. What is the expanded form of CTT? 1) Cumulative Transaction Tax 2) Commodity Transaction 3) Conducive Transaction Tax 4) Common Transaction Tax 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 129 The US agency for International Development (USAID) has been expelled by the president Evo Morales in which of the following countries recently? The agency has been alleged of undermining the present government. 1) Bolivia 2) Ecuador 3) Paraguay 4) Peru 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 130 The Union Cabinet has given its nod to policy guidelines for FM radio phaseIII that will open up 294 cities to private radio services. At present who many cities are covered by FM radio services? 1) 46 2) 68 3) 86 4) 92 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 131 What is the expanded form of WIPO? It is a United Nations body. 1) World Inherent Property Organisation 2) World Intellectual Priority Organisation 3) World Intellectual Property Organisation 4) World Inherent Priority Organisation 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 132 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has hinted to lower its lending programme to developing countries including India as its investments are not yielding adequate returns. Which of the following countries is the biggest borrower of ADB at present?
  17. 17. 1) Pakistan 2) Japan 3) Indonesia 4) India 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 133 Which of the following statements is/are correct about the rising tennis player of India, Somdev Devvarman? 1) The AITA has recommended his name for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for the year 2013. 2) He had won the singles gold in 2010 Commonwealth Games. 3) He had won gold in both singles and doubles in the Guangzhou Asian Games in 2010. 4) All the above 5) Only 1) and 3) Ans.) 4 Ques. : 134 World Press Freedom Day observed on which of the following dates? 1) April 29 2) April 30 3) May 3 4) May 5 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 135 The 92nd birth anniversary of Satyajit Ray, the legendary artist counted among the great masters of world cinema, was celebrated on May 2. Which of the following is not a film made by him? 1) Pather Panchali 2) Teesri Kasam 3) Apur Sansar 4) Shatranj Ke Khilari 5) All are Satyajit Ray’s films Ans.) 2 Ques. : 136 Sticking to its cautious stance, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cut the repo rate by just 0.25 per cent in its recent policy review. Now the effective repo rate has become 1) 7.75 per cent 2) 7.50 per cent 3) 7.25 per cent 4) 7 per cent 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 137 Name the Indian who has won Whitley Award recently, an international nature conservation prize dubbed as ‘Green Oscar’. 1) Aparajita Datta 2) Anil Agarwal Madhay 3) Maneka Gandhi 4) Medha Patkar 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 138 Which of the following is the highest award given for the lifetime achievement in sports in India? 1) Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2) Dhyan Chand Award 3) Dronacharya Award 4) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Award 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 139 Who among the following has been voted the new president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) recently? 1) Hafez Al Medlej 2) Yusuf Al Sarkel 3) Worawai Makudi 4) Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa 5) None of these Ans.) 4 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in Ques. : 140 The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has finally approved Swedish furniture retailer IKEA’s proposal to start single brand retail venture in India. IKEA has proposed to invest______ in India in single brand retail venture. 1) Rs 10,500 crore 2) Rs 8,500 crore 3) Rs 6,500 crore 4) Rs 5,500 crore 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 141 Who among the following is the current Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO),
  18. 18. a Unite Nations body? He was in Indian recently to attend the 7th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy. 1) Kamil Idris 2) Francis Gurry 3) Pascal Lamy 4) Takehiko Nakao 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 142 RBI in its monetary policy for 2013-14 had reduced the repo (short-term lending) rate by 0.25 percent and pegged the economic growth rate for the current fiscal at 1) 5.7 percent 2) 6.1 percent 3) 6.7 percent 4) 7.1 percent 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 143 Consider the following statements with respect to National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) and indentify the correct statement(s): 1) The Rs 22,507-crore mission has got the Cabinet nod recently. 2) The government has introduced this scheme to provide healthcare to the urban poor on the lines of its flagship National Rural Health Mission. 3) The Mission will be implemented through a PPP model at all the levels and includes setting up one primary health centre for every 50,00060,000 people 4) All the above 5) Only 1) and 3) Ans.) 4 Ques. : 144 The Finance Minister P Chidambaram cautioned Rajan Katoch recently not to hurt legitimate investments while probing money laundering cases. Rajan Katoch is the Director of which of the following institutions at present? 1) Sebi 2) Enforcement Directorate (ED) 3) Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) 4) Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) 5) None of these Ans.) 2 Ques. : 145 The 15-member Indian cricket squad has been picked up for the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in _____in coming June. 1) South Africa 2) New Zealand 3) England 4) Australia 5) None of these Ans.) 3 Ques. : 146 What is the current ranking of India among 179 countries in the 2013 World Press Freedom Index released by the Reporters Without Borders recently? 1) 173th 2) 160th 3) 154th 4) 140th 5) None of these Ans.) 4 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in Ques. : 147 Who among the following heads the Cabinet Committee on Investment (CCI) in India? 1) The Prime Minister 2) The Finance Minister 3) The Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission 4) The Governor of RBI 5) None of these Ans.) 1 Ques. : 148 The young woman scientist, Jenita Mary Nongkynrih, hails from which of the following states? She has been selected for this year's ISRO Young Scientist Award for her urban information system project in the North East. 1) Mizoram 2) Manipur 3) Meghalaya 4) Arunachal Pradesh 5) None of these
  19. 19. Ans.) 3 Ques. : 149 The 46th Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors was held in which of the following Indian cities recently? 1) Mumbai 2) Bangalore 3) Chennai 4) Noida 5) None of these Ans.) 4 Ques. : 150 The rising Indian shuttler, PV Sindhu, has entered into her maiden Grand Prix Gold final in Kuala Lumpur. She defeated who amongst the following in the semi-finals? 1) Juan Gu 2) Sapsiree Tearattanachai 3) Wang Yihan 4) LI Xuerui 5) None of these Ans.) 2 SEE MORE GK AT gkspecialist.blogspot.in

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