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Q1. Which New Zealand player has scored the fastest century in One Day
International history at Queenstown Events Centre ground against West Indies
on 1 January 2014 shattering the previous record held by Pakistan's Shahid
Ans. Corey Anderson
Note: He has scored century in just 36 balls. Shahid Afridi earlier held the
record hitting 100 in 37 balls against Sri Lanka in 1996 in Nairobi.
Q2. Who took over as the 24th chief of the Indian Air Force, succeeding Air Chief
Marshal N A K Browne on 31 Dec 2013?
Ans. Arup Raha
Q3. Which Union Minister was named as the Person of the Year by the animal
rights body PETA – India for taking steps to advance animal protection?
Ans. Sashi Tharoor
Note: He is the Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development
Q4. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 4 January 2014 laid foundation stone for
world's largest corporate learning and development centre by Tata Consultancy
Services (TCS). Where it will be constructed?
Ans. Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Q5. India and Maldives signed three Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) on
2 January 2014. Name the President of that country who made his first visit to
India recently after the election in Maldives and appreciated India’s equidistant
approach during the Maldives presidential election?
Ans. Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom
Q6. World Braille Day is absorbed across the world on 4 December. It was
observed every year on 4 January to commemorate the birthday of which
Ans. Louis Braille
Note: Louis Braille, who was born in France in January 1809, is credited for
inventing the Braille script. The script helps the visually impaired people to
read as well as write.
Q7. Name India’s supercomputer which was rated 1st in India, 9th in the Asia
Pacific Region and 44th in the world among the most power efficient computer
systems as per the Green500 List?
Ans. PARAM Yuva-II
Q8. Which country on 2 January 2014 became the 18th member of the Euro zone?
Q9. Who was appointed as the Managing Director (Corporate Banking) of State
Bank of India (SBI), the biggest lender of the country on 29 December 2013?
Ans. P Pradeep Kumar
Q10. Who has been elected as the Speaker of the Delhi Assembly on 3 January
Ans. MS Dhir of Aam Aadmi Party
Note: He was elected as the Speaker of the House after his party won the trust
vote on 2 January 2014.
Q11. Which player was awarded the Order of Prince Henry, one of the Portugal’s
highest honours, by the Portugal’s president office on 3 January 2014?
Ans. Cristiano Ronaldo
Q12. India on 3 January 2014 announced a new rule to vaccinate against polio to
the travellers from which country be implemented from 14 February 2014?
Q13. The Road to Wimbledon event will be hosted outside the UK for the first
ever time later this month. Which country will be hosting it?
Note: HSBC and All India Tennis Association (AITA) have teamed up in this
regard. The first phase of the Road to Wimbledon event will be held in Delhi
and Mumbai between 6 - 14 January 2014. The event will focus on boosting the
development of junior tennis in the country.
Q14. Who has been voted as the most successful post-war British Prime Minister
by lawmakers in a survey?
Ans. Iron lady Margaret Thatcher
Q15. Price of non-subsidized LPG was hiked on 1 January 2014 by ........ rupees
Ans. 220 rupees
Q16. Who took over as the Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) on 30
Ans. Army chief General Bikram Singh
Q17. Who has been chosen for prestigious journalism award instituted by a trust
founded by Lokamanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak on 31 December 2013?
Ans. Mammen Mathew
Note: He is the Chief Editor and Managing Director of Malayala Manorma, a
Q18. Who took oath and became the first female judge to be appointed at
Pakistan’s national sharia court which hears cases under the Islamic legislation
on 30 December 2013?
Ans. Ashraf Jehan
Q19. Name India’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) which set a new record on 27
December 2013 of flying 500 sorties in 2013?
Q20. Who won the Female Athlete of the Year award announced by the
Associated Press on 26 December 2013?
Ans. Serena Williams
Q21. Who took charge as the Consul General of India in Dubai and Northern
Emirates in the UAE recently?
Ans. Anurag Bhushan
Q22. Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports released the new criteria on 3 January
2014 for giving which sports award, after several controversies in giving award
arised last year?
Ans. Arjuna Award
Q23. Who was appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat
Electronics Limited (BEL) on 2 January 2014?
Ans. S.K. Sharma
Note: BEL is a public sector undertaking under the defence ministry and is a
Q24. Name the software to predict weather developed by researchers from
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) recently?
Ans. Monitoring Climate Change (Moclic)
Q25. Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India on 1 January 2014 gave his assent
to which bill which aims at regulating corruption in public domain?
Ans. Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2013
Q26. Who has been elected as the South American footballer of the year in the
annual poll conducted by the Uruguayan daily El Pais on 30 December 2013?
Q27. Who has been appointed as the Special DG, Border Security Force (BSF) on
30 December 2013?
Ans. Devendra Kumar Pathak
Note: Presently he was serving as the Special DG, Central Reserve Police Force
Q28. Which government recently announced to build a new sanctuary to save
World’s rarest Javan rhinos?
Q29. Which state government on 30 December 2013 launched the first phase of
providing free compact fluorescent light bulbs to over 14 lakh hut-dwellers in the
Ans. Tamil Nadu
Q30. Name the Chairman of Hindustan Motors Limited who resigned from the
board on 29 December 2013?
Ans. Chandra Kant Birla
Q31. South Africa on 30 December 2013 clinched the two match series with India
in Durban 1-0. Who was declared Man of the Series?
Ans. AB De Villers
Q32. Who were appointed as presidents of the Infosys Ltd Company on 3
Ans. B. G. Srinivas and U.B. Pravin Rao
Note: B. G. Srinivas will focus on global markets while U. B. Pravin Rao will
focus on global delivery and service innovation.
Q33. Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh on 4 January 2014 launched the
total .............. literacy project implemented by PN Panicker Vigyan Vikas Kendra
in Thiruvanathpuram, Kerala?
Q34. Who was appointed as the pro-tem speaker of the 14th Rajasthan Assembly
on 3 January 2014?
Ans. Pradhyuman Singh
Q35. Justice (retd) AK Ganguly, the Chairman of West Bengal Human Rights
Commission (WBHRC) on 3 January 2014 resigned from which post?
Ans. Post of the honorary professor of the National University of Juridicial
Q36. Name the New Year festival of Ladakh which was celebrated recently?
Q37. Southern Grid of India has been synchronously connected with the grids of
the country. It was done on 31 December 2013 to successfully accomplish which
Ans. One Nation - One Grid - One Frequency
Q38. Name the two time medal winner wrestler in Olympics who has received
eight acres of land by the Haryana Government on 31 December 2013?
Ans. Sushil Kumar
Q39. International Petroleum Conference 2014 (PETROTECH-2014) will be held
at which place from 12th – 15th January 2014?
Ans. New Delhi
Q40. Which government on 30 December 2013 banned its officials from smoking
in public places?
Q41. Name India’s former shooting coach who died in Australia on 3 January
2014 at the age of 80?
Ans. Tibor Gonczol
Note: He was the shooting coach of India from 1991 to 2002
Q42. India on 4 January 2013 asked which Embassy not to screen any movies at
the American Center without obtaining a licence?
Ans. US Embassy
Q43. Who was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) by the Bharti Retail
on 3 January 2014?
Ans. Raj Jain
Q44. Indian credit-rating agency CRISIL launched which index on 2 January
Ans. Financial Inclusix Index
Q45. Recently launched Indigenous device to detect cervical cancer? AV
Q46. 2 places in J&K the newly proposed 220kV power transmission system will
connect? 1. Srinagar 2. Leh
Q47. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 2 January 2014
approved a proposal for setting-up of CCTVs and GPS devices on public
transport vehicles in _____ cities for women safety. 32
Q48. After 66 years of following the Indian Standard Time (IST) which Indian
state on 02 January 2013 decided to go back in time to follow ‘chaibagaan time’, a
daylight schedule British tea planters introduced more than 150 years ago?
Q1. Who won the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for 2013 beating Barcelona's Messi
and France winger Franck Ribery on 13 January 2014?
Ans. Cristiano Ronaldo
Note: It is the second time he has picked up for the award. From its inception
in 1956 until 2010, the Ballon d'Or was awarded to the best player in Europe
and the FIFA World Player of the Year award was only inaugurated in 1991,
before ending in 2009 when it was assimilated into the Ballon d'Or.
Q2. India completed three years without reporting any case of polio on 13
January 2014. It is only the second time in the history that a disease is being
eliminated in India through immunisation after which disease?
Ans. Small Pox
Note: It was eliminated way back in 1980. Officially the World Health
Organisation (WHO) will certify India as polio-free on 11 February 2014. The
WHO on 24 February 2012 removed India from the list of countries with active
endemic wild polio transmission.
Q3. Sheikh Hasina was on 12 January 2014, sworn-in as the Prime Minister of
Bangladesh for the third time along with her 48 cabinet members. In which year
she first became PM of her country?
Note: Her Awami League has secured absolute majority in the 10th Parliament
general election held in January 2014 by defeating opposition party, Jatiya
Q4. Who has topped International Poll titled the World’s most admired people
conducted by YouGov which was released on 11 January 2014?
Ans. Bill Gates
Note: YouGov is an international, full service market research agency.
Q5. Name the Israel’s former Prime Minister who died on 11 January 2014?
Ans. Ariel Sharon
Note: He was the former general of Israeli Army & had been in coma since 4
January 2006. He served as the 11th Prime Minister of Israel.
Q6. 71st Golden Globe Awards were announced at Los Angeles on 11 January
2014. Name the Best Picture, Best Actor and actress?
Best Motion Picture, Drama: 12 Years a slave
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Mathew Mc Conaughey for Dollas
Best Actress in a Motion Picture: Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine
Q7. Which railway station’s platform number one has entered into the Limca
Book of Records as longest rail platform in the world in the certificate given by
the Limca Book of Records which was unveiled on 10 January 2014?
Ans. Gorakhpur railway station, Uttar Pradesh
Q8. World Hindi Day was celebrated by the Ministry of External Affairs on 10
January 2014 by organizing a function at the Foreign Service Institute at Ber Sarai
in New Delhi. Since which year 10 January is celebrated as World Hindi Day?
Q9. Name India’s first gun for women which was launched on 9 January 2014?
Note: It is a 0.32 bore light weight revolver which has been developed to give
more power to women to defend themselves. Gun has been manufactured by
the Indian Ordnance Factory, Kanpur. It is a tribute to the gang rape victim of
December 2012, Nirbhaya.
Q10. Election Commission on 9 January 2014 decided to call off the tie with
which internet giant for registering the new voters through online and to guide
regarding the voting procedures due to concerns raised over privacy, data
security and its commercial use by the Indian security agencies?
Q11. Name the Programme for young persons of Overseas Indians introduced by
Government of India at Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) on 8 January 2014?
Ans. Know India Programme
Note: The Programme is to provide an exposure to the country of their origin
so that they can understand it better and more intimately.
Q12. Which of the following company has on 7 January 2014 become the first
acquisition of Facebook in India?
Ans. Little Eye Labs
Q13. India defeated which country to win 2014 Under-19 Asia Cup in the final
match played at Sharjah cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on 4 January 2014?
Q14. Which state government launched a toll free helpline number 1100 to curb
corruption in its departments on 7 January 2014?
Q15. Name nation’s first comprehensive adolescent health programme launched
by Government of India on 7 January 2014?
Ans. Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK)
Q16. India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable
surface to surface Prithvi II missile with a strike range of .......... from a test range
at Chandipur near Balasore on 6 January 2014?
Ans. 350 km
Q17. US Senate on 6 January 2014 confirmed the name of .............. as the first
woman to lead the US Federal Reserve?
Ans. Janet Yellen
Q18. Who has been appointed as President of National Association of Software
and Service Companies (NASSCOM) on 4 January 2014?
Ans. R. Chandrashekhar
Note: R. Chandrasekhar succeeded Som Mittal whose tenure with the
NASSCOM ended on 3 January 2014. He was at the helm of NASSCOM for six
Q19. Name the Telugu film actor who has allegedly committed suicide at his
house on 6 January 2014?
Ans. Uday Kiran
Note: He was one of the youngest winners of the filmfare best actor award.
Q20. Name the young shuttler from Madhya Pradesh who on 6 January 2014
became the first male junior badminton player from India to be ranked top in the
Ans. Aditya Joshi
Q21. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 5 January 2014 launched its
heavy-duty rocket GSLV-D5 for placing which communication satellite into the
Note: It was powered by an indigenously developed cryogenic engine.
Q22. Name the two indigenous Glucose Monitoring Devices launched by Union
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 13 January 2014?
Ans. Suchek and QuickcheQ
Note: Suchek is designed and developed by Nanobios Lab, Indian Institute of
Technology, Mumbai. QuickcheQ is designed and developed by the Birla
Institute of Technology, Hyderabad with funding from the Indian Council of
Q23. President of India Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated Andaman and Nicobar
Tribal Research and Training Institute at which place on 12 January 2014?
Ans. Port Blair
Note: The institute will also conduct a detailed study to ensure the welfare and
protection of vulnerable tribal groups, particularly Jarawas, Sentenalese,
Onges and Shompens effectively.
Q24. Which state has bagged the Oil and Gas Conservation Award for the best
performance among the big States, given by the Petroleum Conservation
Research Association (PCRA) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas?
Ans. Andhra Pradesh
Q25. The GDP growth rate of Indian economy for 2011-12 will be revised from
6.2 to about ........... percent?
Note: This was done to correct a miscalculation due to faulty data produced
Q26. Union Cabinet approved the introduction of the National Youth Policy,
2014 (NYP, 2014) on 9 January 2014. It will replace which other policy currently
Ans. National Youth Policy, 2003
Q27. Vishwanath Ramachandra, a former Ranji Trophy Cricketer of which team
died on 8 January 2014?
Q28. Which entity secured both the Women's and Men's titles at the 75th Senior
National Table Tennis Championship held at Patna which concluded on 11
Ans. Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB)
Q29. Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment on 7 January 2014 gave away
the Dr. Ambedkar National Merit Awards to meritorious students belonging to
Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Who is the present Social Justice and
Ans. Kumari Selja
Q30. Reserve Bank of India on 8 January 2014 allowed NBFCs to lend up to 75
percent of the value of gold. Expand NBFC?
Ans. Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs)
Q31. Which High Court ruled that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)
can audit the books of accounts of private sector telecom companies on 6 January
Ans. Delhi High Court
Q32. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) selected CCIL for issuing globally compatible
legal entity identifiers (LEIs) on 6 January 2014. Expand CCIL?
Ans. Clearing Corporation of India Ltd
Q33. Bajaj Allianz General Insurance launched an all women branch in which
place on 4 January 2014?
Q34. The former Supreme Court Judge, Justice A K Ganguly on 6 January 2014
resigned as the Chairman of Human Rights Commission of which state?
Ans. West Bengal
Q35. Which Indian on 6 January 2014 won the Open du Gard squash title, the
PSA Challenger 5 event?
Ans. Mahesh Mangaokar
Q36. Who won the Brisbane International title in Queensland, Australia on 4
Ans. Serena Williams
Q37. Pranab Mukherjee presented the Sunil Gangopadhyay Memorial Award of
2012-13 on 11 Jan 2014 to two eminentpoets, namely Nirendranath Chakraborty
and Sankha Ghosh, respectively. Sunil Gangopadhyay Memorial Award is given
for excellence in poetry in which language?
Q38. Name the Director of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) who was awarded the
Best CFO Award on 12 January 2014?
Note: The award was conferred by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of
India (ICAI). Best CFO Awards recognises chartered accountants who have
demonstrated excellence and have created value for their company’s
Q39. Which state government on 13 January 2014 withdrew the Foreign
Domestic Investment (FDI) in Multibrand Retail and thus became first state to
take this step?
Q40. Who won the gold medal at the third Nations Cup International Boxing
Tournament held in Novi Sad, Serbia on 12 January 2014?
Ans. Nikhat Zareen
Q41. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation of 2,800 Megawatt
nuclear power plant in Fatehabad district of Haryana on 13 January 2014. What
was the project named?
Ans. Anu Vidyut Pariyojna
Q42. Which country urged India to open a branch of Indian Institutes of
Technology in capital of thet country on 8 January 2014?
Q43. Who has been appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive
Officer of private insurer Future Generali India Life Insurance on 7 January 2014?
Ans. Munish Sharda
Q44. Which country decided to be one of the partners in the proposed National
Investment and Manufacturing Zones (NIMZ) in Andhra Pradesh on 6 January
Q45. Seventh Global Insurance Summit was held at which place on 8 January
Ans. Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh
Note: The summit was organised by National Council on Insurance of
Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
Q46. Which state government launched a helpline number 011-27357169 on 8
January 2014, to catch bribe seekers?
Q47. Uninor appointed whom as the new chief executive officer (CEO) on 8
Ans. Morten Karlsen Sorby
Q48. Who have won their maiden men’s and women’s singles championship at
the 75th Senior National Table Tennis Championships held on 12 January 2014?
Ans. Sanil Shetty and Ankita Das
Q49. Which team won the men’s title of the IMG-Reliance 28th Federation Cup
National Basketball Championship concluded on 9 January 2014?
Q50. Name the Prime Minister of Tunisia who resigned from his office on 9
Ans. Ali Larayedh
Q51. Co- Founder of Twitter, Biz Stone unveiled a new mobile service called
............ on 8 January 2014?
Q52. India and which country on 13 January 2014 signed a Letter of Intent (LOI)
for co-operation in Iron and Steel Sector?
Q53. Who retained the Volvo Golf Champions title at the Durban Country Club
held on 12 January 2014?
Ans. South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen
Q1. Election Commission of India celebrated the 4th National Voters Day across
the country on 25 January 2014. What was the theme for the day this year?
Ans. Ethical Voting
Note: National Voters Day is started from 25 January 2011.
Q2. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to withdraw all currency notes
issued prior to which year from circulation on 21 January 2014 effective 31 March
Note: From 1 April 2014, Banks will provide exchange facility to the general
public for exchanging the pre-2005 issued bank notes. The notes issued before
2005 do not have the year of printing on the reverse side.
Q3. Name the legendary Telugu actor who died at the age of 91 in Hyderabad on
22 January 2014?
Ans. Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Note: Nageswara Rao was the first generation actor who acted 240 movies as
hero in Telugu and in Tamil movies as well. He received Padma Vibhushan,
Padma shri, Dada Saheb Phalke Award, the Raghupathi Venkaiah Award and
the NTR National Award in recognition of his work in Telugu Industry.
Q4. Which internet giant has acquired Bengaluru based Impermium for 9 million
dollar on 20 January 2014?
Note: The acquisition will help Google improve its abuse monitoring efforts
and make internet a safer place. Bengaluru based Impermium is a three year
old startup. The startup focused on building security products for websites.
Q5. Who became the first woman to be appointed chief of National Police
Academy also known as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy,
Ans. Aruna Bahuguna
Note: Aruna Bahuguna is the first woman to be appointed as the chief of the
National Police Academy. She is the 28th chief of the academy and will be at
its helm till February 2017.
Q6. Who won the DSC prize 2014 for South Asian literature for his book
Chronicles of a Corpse Bearer on 18 January 2014?
Ans. Cyrus Mistry
Q7. Which community has been granted the minority status by Union Cabinet on
20 January 2014?
Note: This nod has enabled the community to avail the benefits in government
schemes and programmes.
Q8. Reserve Bank of India on 20 January 2014 constituted an Expert Committee
to Review Governance of Boards in India. The expert committee will be chaired
Ans. PJ Nayak
Note: He is the former Chairman and CEO of Axis Bank and includes other
eight members namely S. Raman, Shubhalakshmi Panse, Pratip Kar, Joydeep
Sengupta, Harsh Vardhan, Somasekhar Sundaresan, J. Sagar and
Q9. Global Retail giant Wal-Mart registered a new entity called ............ in India
on 15 January 2014 to enter the lucrative multi-brand market in India?
Ans. Wal-Mart India Private Ltd
Q10. Who became the youngest person to trek to the South Pole on 18 January
2014 at the age of 16?
Ans. Lewis Clarke
Q11. Which country won the inaugural title of Hockey World League Final
defeating New Zealand 7-2 in New Delhi on 19 January 2014?
NOte: Constantijin Jonker slammed a hat-trick for Netherlands in the final.
Q12. Which state in India is hosting the third Lusofonia Games (Portuguese
Commonwealth games) which started on 18 January 2014?
Note: It is for the first time the Lusifonia Games are being held in India.
Lusofonia Games are multinational and multi-sport games in the World. These
games are organized by ACOLOP (Association of the Portuguese Speaking
Q13. Name the spiritual head of the Dawoodi Bohra community who died of
cardiac arrest in Mumbai on 17 January 2014?
Ans. Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin
Q14. Aviation Ministry on 24 Jan 2014 removed whom as chairman of the staterun Airports Authority of India (AAI)?
Note: Alok Sinha has given additional charge as AAI chairman. V.P. Agrawal
took over as chairman on 1 January 2009 for a period of five years. His tenure
was ended on 31 December 2013, but he was allowed to continue in the post.
Q15. Which state in India has won the United Nations World Tourism
Organisation(UNWTO) Ulysses Award for Innovation in Public Policy and
Governance related to tourism sector?
Ans. Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala
Q16. Australia has appointed whom as a specialist spin consultant on 23 January
2014 to support Darren Lehmann ahead of Australian campaign in World
Twenty20 to be played in Bangladesh?
Ans. Shane Warne
Q17. Which University recently became the first public university to accept fees
in digital currency, Bitcoin?
Ans. Cumbria University of UK
Note: Bitcoin is an online currency and payment system which enables the
international transmission of funds. Though thousands of merchants
worldwide accept this “cryptocurrency” – so called because it uses
cryptography to guarantee its security – it has often been associated with illicit
activity, most notably with the online illegal drug market called Silk Road.
Q18. National Girl Child Day observed on 24 January 2014 across India by the
Government. The day is being observed every year on 24 January since whic
Note: This day is observed every year to raise awareness and consciousness of
the society towards girl children.
Q19. Name the Russian martial art recognised by Olympic Council of Asia
(OCA) to become part of the Asian Games?
Note: 17th Asian Games in 2014 is scheduled to be conducted from 19
September to 4 October 2014 at Incheon, South Korea.
Q20. Name the Indian born Scientist and Professor (Emeritus) at Stanford
University on 21 January 2014 was awarded with prestigious 2014 Marconi
Ans. Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj
Q21. First Climate Change theatre was opened at Pushpa Gujral Science City in
........... on 16 January 2014?
Ans. Kapurthala, Punjab
Note: The theatre will educate people on climate change. This is the second
theatre in the world to be opened after Canada.
Q22. Union Cabinet approved to set up which authority 20 January 2014 that will
be an advisory body which will advise the Railway Ministry on fares?
Ans. Rail Tariff Authority
Note: RTA will comprise of a chairperson and four members at the apex level.
At present railway fare and freight rates are set by the Railway Board in
accordance with the Railway Act, 1989.
Q23. Name the nuclear-capable surface-to-surface missile with a range of 4000
kilometers test-fired successfully by India on 20 January 2014?
Note: The missile was launched from the launch complex number 4 of
Integrated Test Range (ITR) of Wheeler Island.
Q24. National Urban Health Mission was launched by the Union Health Minister
Ghulam Nabi Azad at which city on 20 January 2014?
Note: National Urban Health Mission covers State Capital, District
Headquarters and all cities, towns with population above 50000.
Q25. Who was crowned as the Miss South India 2014 at the Le Meridien in
Ans. Abhishikta S Shetty
Note: She is from Karnataka. The first and second dice were also won by Aditi
Shetty and Meghana Shetty of Karnataka as runners-up of the 11th Edition of
Miss South India Pageant organised by Pegasus.
Q26. Which city in Pakistan had the largest number of polio cases in the world in
2013 as revealed by World Health Organisation (WHO) in a global analysis for
polio cases on 17 January 2014?
Q27. National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) launched the 2648 village legal
service clinics across the country on 24 January 2014. What is the aim of it?
Ans. To bring legal services to the doorsteps of the weakest section of the
Q28. Union Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas launched LPG Connection
Portability Scheme across the country on 22 January 2014. Name the present
Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas?
Ans. M Veerappa Moily
Note: The scheme covers 480 districts in the country and all possible LPG
markets which have multiple LPG distributors. Under the scheme an LPG
consumer can switch to the distributor of his or her choice within a cluster of
LPG distributors in the vicinity.
Q29. Union Finance Ministry on 23 January 2014 approved a proposal to provide
minimum monthly pension of ............. rupees to workers of organised sector,
under the Employees Pension Scheme 1995 (EPS-95)?
Q30. Which Indian place was named Destination Flyways by the United Nations
World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on 21 January 2014?
Ans. Chilika lagoon in Odisha
Q31. Which Tennis player launched the International Premier Tennis League
(IPTL) in Melbourne, Australia on 21 January 2014?
Ans. Mahesh Bhupathi
Q32. Who was elected unanimously as the Speaker of Rajasthan Assembly on 22
Ans. Kailash Meghwal
Q33. Which state has passed the new Lokayaukata Bill on 21 January 2014
despite of protest from the opposition?
Q34. Who was elected as the interim president of the Central African Republic
(CAR) on 20 January 2014?
Ans. Catherline Samba-Panza
Q35. Name the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India who retired on 20
Ans. Anand Sinha
Note: His retirement came following his superannuation and his portfolio has
been allocated to other three Deputy Governors.
Q36. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of China decelerated to ........ percent in
2013-14 in the data released by the National Bureau of Statistics of China on 20
Q37. International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its World Economic Outlook
report on 21 January 2014. The IMF projected the Indian economy’s growth at
...... percent for 2013-14?
Q38. Name the former Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand who died on 22
January 2014 following a heart attack at Ghatsila in Singhbhum district?
Ans. Sudhir Mahato
Q39. Name the Advanced Light Helicopter of Geological Survey of India from
the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), launched by Minister of Mines, Dinsha
Patel, in Bangalore on 23 January 2014?
Ans. Garuda Vasudha
Note: Garuda Vasudha of GSI is equipped with Heliborne Geophysical
Survey System (HGSS) comprised of four aerogeophysical sensors.
Q40. Name the Indian American Professor who was on 23 January 2014
appointed as the Dean of Havard College?
Ans. Rakesh Khurana
Q41. Name the CNN International anchor who was awarded 2013 UNWTO
Award for Lifetime Achievement on 22 January 2014?
Ans. Richard Quest
Note: The award was given in recognition of his work as a business journalist
reporting on the tourism industry.
Q42. Who has been declared as the President of Madagascar on 17 January 2014?
Ans. Hery Rajaonarimampianina
Q1. Who won the Australian Open men’s singles title on 26 January 2014 by
defeating Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in Melbourne?
Ans. Stanislas Wawrinka
Note: This is the maiden Grand Slam crown of eighth seeded, Wawrinka. This
is the first victory of Wawrinka over Nadal in 13 career meetings. Li Na of
China won the women’s singles title by defeating Dominika Cibulkova 7-6 (3),
6-0 on 25 January 2014.
Q2. India’s first monorail service was inaugurated at which city on 1 February
Note: It was inaugurated by Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan.
The First phase of Mumbai Monorail is comprised of 8.9 km long WadalaChembur section. The Project is implemented by Mumbai Metropolitan
Region Development Authority with an association of Larsen and Toubro and
a Malaysian infrastructure firm Scomi Engineering.
Q3. Union Government raised the quota of subsidised LPG cylinders to 12
cylinders per household from existing ....... cylinders in a year on 30 January
Note: The hike will be effective from April 2014. Union government had also
decided to put on hold linking the Aadhaar platform to the Direct Benefit
Transfer of LPG (DBTL) scheme.
Q4. Who has resigned as the Chief Minister of Uttrakhand on 31 January 2014?
Ans. Vijay Bahuguna
Note: The resignation follows a meeting of senior party leaders of the party in
Delhi on 29 January 2014 that was headed by Congress President, Sonia
Q5. Who have been conferred the Padma Vibhushan by Union Government on
the eve of Republic Day 2014?
Ans. Dr. Raghunath A. Mashelkar (Science and Engineering) & Shri B.K.S.
Q6. Who won the Syed Modi International India Grand Prix title 2014 on 26
Ans. Saina Nehwal
Note: Sania beat P V Sindhu 21-14, 21-17 in the final held at Lucknow in Uttar
Q7. Which team won the 35th Football Federation Cup on 25 January 2014 in the
final held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Cochin?
Ans. Churchill Brothers. Churchill Brothers beat Sporting Clube de Goa 3-1 to
lift their maiden Federation Cup.
Q8. Name the managing director of Tata Motors who died on 26 January 2014
after falling from a hotel building in Bangkok?
Ans. Karl Slym
Q9. 59th Idea Filmfare Awards were given away on 24 January 2014. Which film
won the best film for 2013?
Ans. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Note: Best Actor was given to Farhaan Akhtar for his performance in Bhaag
Milkha Bhaag. Deepika Padukone on the other hand was adjudged as the Best
Actress for Ramleela.
Q10. Which bank has launched its channel on Youtube on 24 January 2014?
Ans. State Bank of India
Q11. Who on 25 January 2014 became the first captain to be involved in four tied
One Day International matches?
Ans. MS Dhoni
Note: This was after third match of India-New Zealand ODI series tied.
Q12. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) raised the Repo rate under Liquidity
Adjustment Facility (LAF) by ...... basis points to 8 percent on its third quarter
monetary policy review recently?
Q13. Which country became the first country in South Asia to ban the testing of
cosmetics and its ingredients on animals on 27 January 2014?
Q14. First cantilever bridge of India, Pamban Railway Bridge, completed its .........
years on 27 Jan 2014?
Note: On the occasion former President of India A. P. J Abdul Kalam
inaugurated the centenary celebrations of the Pamban Bridge.
Q15. Who was conferred with the 2014 Ramanujan Mathematics Award in Rajkot
on 27 January 2014?
Ans. Anand Kumar
Note: He is a mathematician and founder of Super30 classes. Ramanujan
Mathematics Award is an annual award that is given to a person who has at
least three papers published in international journals and is involved in
Q16. Who became the first woman to be appointed in an International Cricket
Council (ICC) umpires panel on 30 January 2014?
Ans. Kathy Cross of New Zealand
Q17. Which state on on 1 February 2014 scrapped its approval for the foreign
direct investment in multi-brand retailing following Delhi?
Note: The approval was given earlier by the previous Congress state
government led by former Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot.
Q18. India overtook which country to become the third largest crude oil importer
in the World as per the data released by Reuters on 30 January 2014?
Q19. Which NIT developed a commercially viable technology for efficiently
rendering common polymer, low-density polyethylene (LDPE) into a liquid fuel
Ans. National Institute of Technology, Odisha
Q20. Which country recently announced Indian rupee as a legal tender on 29
Q21. Name the indigenous High Performance Computing System inaugurated at
Advanced Numerical Research and Analysis Group (ANURAG) in Hyderabad
on 25 January 2014?
Q22. Union Government of India on the eve of the 65th Republic Day function
announced the Padma Awards 2014. A total of how many persons conferred the
Q23. Civil Aviation Ministry decided to remove restrictions on flights of Airbus
A-380 to India on 27 January 2014. This large aircraft is now allowed to operate
in how many airports equipped to handle them?
Note: They are Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore.
Q24. India ranked .......th in global Environment Performance Index released on
25 January 2014?
Q25. Name the pioneer of Swiss watch, a watch brand of his name, who died at
the age of 87 on 27 January 2014?
Ans. Raymond Weil
Q26. The British start-up DeepMind Technologies – an artificial intelligence
company was on 27 January 2014 purchased by?
Q27. New Zealand on 31 January 2014 won the five ODI Series of 5 matches
against India by which margin?
Note: India has lost 04 games and tied one but could not manage to win a
Q28. Who has been nominated as the Director of National Security Agency(NSA)
by the US president Barack Obama on 30 January 2014?
Ans. Michael Rogers
Q29. Union Government decided to amend the rules governing IAS, IPS and
Indian Forest Service (IFoS) officers to assure them at least .......... years in a given
posting on 30 January 2014?
Q30. Whose score of 203.8 in 10 m Air Pistol set at the Munich World Cup in
November 2013 was recognized as World record on 30 January 2014?
Ans. Heena Sandhu
Note: The declaration of the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF)
came following the adoption of new format. Heena, thus, became the first
Indian woman ever to hold the world record in Shooting World Cup.
Q31. Who took charge as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of
Shipping Corporation of India on 28 January 2014?
Ans. Arun Kumar Gupta
Q32. Who has been appointed as MD&CEO of non telecom businesses of Bharti
Ans. Manoj Kohli
Q33. Name the Ukraine's Prime Minister who resigned on 28 January 2014 in
order to facilitate peaceful settlement of the political crisis?
Ans. Mykola Azarov
Q34. Recording Academy announced the 56th Annual Grammy Awards at
Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on 26 January 2014.Which album won
the Album of the year award?
Ans. Random Access Memories
Q35. Economic growth for 2012-13 lowered to ....... percent from 5 percent
estimated earlier by Union Government of India on 31 January 2014?
Q36. Union Cabinet on 30 January 2014 gave its approval for making
amendments in the Central List of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in ....... states
and three Union Territories?
Q37. Which company unveiled a 150cc hybrid diesel concept motorcycle RNT on
29 January 2014?
Ans. Hero MotoCorp
Q38. Who has been appointed as the CEO and Managing Director of Tata Global
Beverages Limited (TGBL) on 29 January 2014?
Ans. Ajoy Misra
Q39. Who has been designed as MD& CEO of India and South Asia including
Srilanka and Bangladesh announced by the Bharti Enterprises recently?
Ans. Gopal Vittal
Q40. World’s first 3D-printer Objet500 Connex3 was launched on 28 January
2014. It was manufactured by which company?
Note: It was a USA based company.