April 06, 2014

Current Affairs Compendium 2: January 2014 (2nd Set- 119 MCQ)

  1. Park Geun-hye visited India in Jan 2014. He is President of which Asian Country?
A)    China
B)    South Korea
C)    Taiwan
D)    Malaysia

  1. Which golfer won the Sony Open golf tournament held in Hawaii in Jan 2014?
A)    Tiger Woods
B)    Chris Kirk
C)    Jimmy Walker
D)    None of These

  1. “National Tourism Day” is observed on?
A)    25-Jan
B)    21-Jan
C)    24-Jan
D)    10-Jan

  1. Gary Kenneth Toomey resigned with immediate effect in Jan 2014 just three months after taking over as the CEO of which Indian Airlines Company?
A)    Indigo Airlines
B)    Spice Jet
C)    Jet Airways
D)    Go Air

  1. Who was re-elected as President of the Badminton Association of India in Jan 2014?
A)    Akhilesh Das Gupta
B)    Vijai Sinha
C)    Abdul Bari Siddique
D)    Vishwapati Trivedi

  1. Who was named coach of the year by FIFA in January 2014 after leading Bayern Munich to an unprecedented treble last season?
A)    Alex Ferguson
B)    Jürgen Klopp
C)    Jupp Heynckes
D)    Football team manager

  1. Yushi was awarded with the Thiruvalluvar award by the Tamil Nadu government in Chennai on the occasion of Thiruvalluvar Day of 15th January 2014. He is from which country?
A)    Thailand
B)    South Korea
C)    Taiwan
D)    Malaysia

  1. Legendary actress Suchitra Sen, who was known as the _______ of Bengali cinema, passed away in Jan 2014.
A)    Joan Crawford
B)    Jean Harlow
C)    Greta Garbo
D)    Audrey Hepburn

  1. The spiritual leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community 52nd Dai-al-Mutlaq __________ passed away in Mumbai in Jan 2014.
A)    Mufaddal Saifuddin
B)    Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin
C)    Khuzaima Qutbuddin
D)    None of These

  1. Who won the “Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy” award in the 71st annual Golden Globes Awards presented in January 2014?
A)    Amy Adams
B)    Cate Blanchett
C)    Jennifer Lawrence
D)    None of These

  1. Which country won Hockey World League held in New Delhi in jan 2014?
A)    New Zealand
B)    England
C)    Netherlands
D)    Australia

  1. India has agreed to cooperate in the field of renewable energy, especially in the areas of solar and wind power with which country and signed a MoU for this in Jan 2014?
A)    UAE
B)    Saudi Arabia
C)    Iran
D)    Afghanistan

  1. Which famous playwright and journalist won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2014 (announced in Jan 2014) for the book “The Chronicle of the Corpse Bearer”?
A)    Arshia Sattar
B)    Cyrus Mistry
C)    Antara Dev Sen
D)    Jeet Thayil

  1. Which famous actor has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha on a Trinamool Congress ticket (announced his nomination in Jan 2014)?
A)    Amitabh Bachchan
B)    Shahrukh Khan
C)    Kamal Hasan
D)    Mithun Chakraborty

  1. Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first Indian wicketkeeper and the ________ overall to effect 300 dismissals in One Day Internationals in Jan 2014.
A)    Third
B)    Fourth
C)    Fifth
D)    Second

  1. Who has been appointed Member (Finance), Atomic Energy, Space and Earth Commissions in Jan 2014?
A)    Sudarsanam Srinivasan
B)    A P Joshi
C)    Alok Sinha
D)    Shailendra Singh

  1. Which country is likely to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) within the next three months (announed in Jan 2014)?
A)    Afghanistan
B)    Iran
C)    Iraq
D)    North Korea

  1. China’s economy grew by ________ in the last year 2013, maintaining its slowest growth in more than a decade (announced in Jan 2014).
A)    7.5%
B)    7.2%
C)    7.7%
D)    7.9%

  1. India has successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable strategic missile ____________, with a strike range of about 4,000 km, from a test range off the Odisha coast in Jan 2014.
A)    Brahmos
B)    Agni-IV
C)    Agni-V
D)    Trishul

  1. National Urban Health Mission was launched in Bangalore In Jan 2014. The programme aims to provide health security to urban poor and it envisages creation of necessary health check up infrastructure and the manpower requirement. Central Government will share 80% of the cost to implement the programme. This comes under which ministry?
A)    Ministry for Human Resource Development
B)    Ministry for Health and Family Welfare
C)    Ministry for Rural Development
D)    Ministry for Minority Affairs

  1. Which Indian state has been selected for ‘Krishi Karman’ Award for 2012-13 as the best performing state in overall agricultural production in the country (announced in Jan 2014)?
A)    Andhra Pradesh
B)    West Bengal
C)    Maharashtra
D)    Uttar Pradesh

  1. Telecom regulator TRAI has appointed whom as its new secretary in Jan 2014, ahead of it releasing the final guidelines of spectrum trading and auction of CDMA radiowaves?
A)    S S Garbyal
B)    K Jude Sekhar
C)    Sudhir Gupta
D)    Shailendra Singh

  1. “International Customs Day” is observed on?
A)    25-Jan
B)    21-Jan
C)    24-Jan
D)    26-Jan

E)     The Central Government has granted minority status to the Jain Community in Jan 2014. With this announcement, Jains became the ______ community to have minority status.
A)    Third
B)    Fourth
C)    Fifth
D)    Sixth

  1. Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) has appointed whom as its chief executive officer and managing director in Jan 2014?
A)    Saurabh Sarkar
B)    Sudhir Gupta
C)    S N Goel
D)    Joseph Massey

  1. Government has appointed which IPS officer as the new chief of the Hyderabad-based National Police Academy, alma mater for IPS officers in the country in Jan 2014?
A)    Aruna Bahuguna
B)    Subhas Goswami
C)    Ajay Chadha
D)    K Vijay Kumar

  1. The Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, __________ retired in Jan 2014.
A)    K.C. Chakrabarty
B)    Anand Sinha
C)    H.R. Khan
D)    Urjit Patel

  1. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) constituted an expert committee to review governance of boards of banks in Jan 2014 headed by __________. The expert panel is expected to submit its report within a period three months from the date of its first meeting.
A)    Nachiket Mor
B)    Urijit Patel
C)    Usha Thorat
D)    P. J. Nayak

  1. POSCO, the South Korean steel maker giant has received environment clearance from the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) in Jan 2014 for a steel plant of Rs 52000 crore in which state with an annual production capacity of 12 million tones?
A)    Jharkhand
B)    Madhya Pradesh
C)    Odisha
D)    Chattisgarh

  1. Who won the “Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama” award in the 71st annual Golden Globes Awards presented in January 2014?
A)    Amy Adams
B)    Cate Blanchett
C)    Jennifer Lawrence
D)    None of These

  1. Which global tech company acquired Bengaluru based Impermium for USD 9 million in Jan 2014?
A)    Microsoft
B)    Google
C)    Facebook
D)    Apple

  1. As per data published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Jan 2014, India’s economic growth is expected to be ______ this financial year and the growth may improve to 5.4% in the next financial year 2014-15.
A)    4.8%
B)    5.1%
C)    4.6%
D)    4.3%

  1. The annual World Economic Forum 2014 held in which city in Jan 2014 in which business and political leaders gathered to discuss about the strength of the global economic recovery?
A)    Davos
B)    Geneva
C)    Paris
D)    London

  1. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of __________. paid official visit to New Delhi from January 25-27, 2014 and was the chief guest at this year’s Republic Day celebrations.
A)    Thailand
B)    South Korea
C)    Japan
D)    Taiwan

  1. Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) in Jan 2014?
A)    Amrita Patel
B)    T. Nanda Kumar
C)    A Vijayanand
D)    S R Rao

  1. The Reserve Bank of India has advised in Jan 2014 that after 31st March this year it will completely withdraw from circulation all banknotes issued prior to ___________.
A)    2001
B)    2006
C)    2004
D)    2005

  1. An expert committee, headed by _______ has suggested that the apex bank should adopt the new CPI (consumer price index) as the measure of the nominal anchor for policy communication in Jan 2014. The nominal anchor or the target for inflation should be set at 4% with a band of +/- 2 per cent around it.
A)    Nachiket Mor
B)    Deepak Sinha
C)    Urjit R. Patel
D)    Narayanan Vaghul

  1. Which area in India has been named ‘destination flyways’ by United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Jan 2014 after its inclusion in a list of eight such sites worldwide?
A)    Pushkar Lake
B)    Dal lake
C)    Chilika lagoon
D)    Hussian Sagar

  1. Which Indian American scientist has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Marconi Society Prize in jan 2014? He is the only India-born scientist to receive both the Marconi Prize and the Bell Medal, two top global IT technology awards.
A)    Aravind Joshi
B)    Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj
C)    Shwetak Patel
D)    Avinash Kak

  1. Famous _______ actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, also known as ANR, passed away in Jan 2014.
A)    Malaylam
B)    Tamil
C)    Telegu
D)    Kannada

  1. Which state tourism has been conferred the United Nations Award for creating innovative initiatives for sustainable tourism in Jan 2014, the first time India has ever won the recognition?
A)    Gujarat Tourism
B)    Kerala Tourism
C)    Maharashtra Tourism
D)    Karnataka Tourism

  1. Who has been appointed as Joint Secretary with the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), under Ministry of Commerce in Jan 2014?
A)    Anjali Prasad
B)    A P Joshi
C)    Alok Sinha
D)    Shailendra Singh

  1. Which Indian-origin academician has been appointed dean of the prestigious Harvard College in jan 2014 and will take over his new role in July?
A)    Marti G. Subrahmanyam
B)    C.K. Prahalad
C)    Rakesh Khurana
D)    Avinash Kamalakar Dixit

  1. India’s Olympic bronze medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal dropped a place to be at ______ position in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) ranking published in Jan 2014.
A)    9th
B)    8th
C)    11th
D)    13th

  1. UNWTO awarded __________ with the 2013 UNWTO Award for Lifetime Achievement in Jan 2014 in recognition of his work as a business journalist reporting on the tourism industry?
A)    Hala Gorani
B)    Richard Quest
C)    Christiane Amanpou
D)    Isha Sesay

  1. Which global PC/Laptop maker agreed to acquire IBM’s low-end server business for USD 2.3 billion in Jan 2014?
A)    Acer
B)    HP
C)    Dell
D)    Lenovo

  1. FIFA have named a track “We Are One (Ole Ola)” by _________ as the official anthem in Jan 2014 for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
A)    Pitbull and Christina Aguilera
B)    Pitbull and Mariah Carey
C)    Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez
D)    Justic Timberlake and Christina Aguilera

  1. Latvia has formally joined the euro zone in Jan 2014, becoming the _______ member of the group of EU states which uses the euro as its currency.
A)    17th
B)    18th
C)    23rd
D)    28th

  1. Who won the Australian Open women’s doubles title held in Jan 2014?
A)    Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci
B)    Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina
C)    Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai
D)    None of These

  1. National Girl Child Day is celebrated on _________ across India.
A)    29-Jan
B)    26-Jan
C)    24-Jan
D)    17-Jan

  1. Tamil Nadu’s political party DMK suspended Whom from being a member of the party and also relieved him of the party posts in Jan 2014?
A)    Stalin
B)    Alagiri
C)    Dayanidhi Maran
D)    Kanimozhi

  1. Who has been appointed as Director General (Forests) and Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests in Jan 2014?
A)    S S Garbyal
B)    K Jude Sekhar
C)    A Vijayanand
D)    V S Madan

  1. Which Indian bank  strengthened its social media presence with the launch of its channel on popular video sharing website Youtube in Jan 2014?
A)    State Bank of India
B)    HDFC Bank
C)    Punjab National Bank
D)    Bank of Baroda

  1. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of Airports Authority of India (AAI) in Jan 2014, he has been given additional charge of the new post?
A)    Sudarsanam Srinivasan
B)    V P Agarwal
C)    Alok Sinha
D)    Anjali Prasad

  1. Who has taken charge as Executive Director of Central Bank of India in Jan 2014, taking total number of EDs of Central Bank of India to three?
A)    Mushtaq Ahmad
B)    S.R. Bansal
C)    B K Divakara
D)    Sushil Muhnot

  1. Who has been named winner of the 2014 Othmer Gold Medal, a top award of the US-based Chemical Heritage Foundation, in Jan 2014?
A)    Yusuf Hamied
B)    Kallam Anji Reddy
C)    Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
D)    Devi Shetty

  1. Who won the women’s singles title at the Australian Open Tennis Championships held in jan 2014?
A)    Dominika Cibulkova
B)    Li Na
C)    Serena Williams
D)    Maria Sharapova

  1. The Election Commission of India celebrated the 4th National voters Day on ___________ across the nation to commemorate the foundation day of the Election Commission of India and also to enhance the participation of the voters.
A)    25-Jan
B)    26-Jan
C)    24-Jan
D)    17-Jan

  1. Who has been awarded with the National Communal Harmony Award in jan 2014 for work done in the field of Peace and Harmony?
A)    N Radhakrishnan
B)    Dr. Mohinder Singh
C)    Both of them
D)    None of These

  1. Which Global tech company has acquired DeepMind Technologies, an artificial intelligence company in London, for USD 400 million in Jan 2014?
A)    Microsoft
B)    Google
C)    Facebook
D)    Apple

  1. Who won the Australian Open Men’s single title held in Jan 2014?
A)    Rafael Nadal
B)    Roger Federar
C)    Stanislas Wawrinka
D)    Andy Murray

  1. Who won the Men’s title in the Syed Modi India Grand Prix Gold Badminton Championship held in Jan 2014?
A)    Xue Song
B)    Srikanth K
C)    Aditya Joshi
D)    Chetan Anand

  1. Karl Slym, the managing director of_________  passed away in Jan 2014 after falling from 22nd floor of the Shangri-La Hotel to the fourth floor in Bangkok.
A)    GM India
B)    Mahindra and Mahindra
C)    Tata Motors
D)    JLR

  1. Which Indian shuttler won the Women’s Singles title at Syed Modi India Grand Prix Gold Badminton Championship held in Jan 2014?
A)    Saina Nehwal
B)    PV Sindhu
C)    Jwala Gutta
D)    Aditi Mutatkar

  1. Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni became the first captain to be played in _______ tied One Day International matches when India tied third ODI match against New Zealand on 25th January 2014.
A)    Five
B)    Three
C)    Four
D)    Six

  1. Which country secured No 1 rank in the 2014 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) issued by Yale University in Jan 2014?
A)    Singapore
B)    Switzerland
C)    Australia
D)    Luxembourg

  1. Which Rapper-turned-actress will be honoured by the New York Women in Communications with its 2014 Matrix Award (announced in Jan 2014), which honours females who change the world?
A)    Dolly Parton
B)    Queen Latifah
C)    MC Lyte
D)    Whoopi Goldberg

  1. The UK economy grew by _______in 2013 which the highest growth rate since 2007, as per the Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced in Jan 2014.
A)    2.3%
B)    1.9%
C)    2.1%
D)    1.6%

  1. India ranks at ______ out of 178 countries in the 2014 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) issued by Yale University in Jan 2014
A)    135th
B)    155th
C)    121st
D)    138th

  1. ______________ Minister Kumari Selja has quit Union Council of Ministers in Jan 2014 to work for the Congress party.
A)    Rural Development
B)    Human Resource and Development
C)    Social Justice and Empowerment
D)    Environment and Forest

  1. Who has been appointed as the Secretary Security in the Cabinet Secretariat in Jan 2014?
A)    H C Meena
B)    Mahboob Alam
C)    Ajay Chadha
D)    K Vijay Kumar

  1. The Reserve Bank of India has increased the repo rate to ________ during its announcement of January 2014 monetary policy review.
A)    8%
B)    7.75%
C)    7.25%
D)    7%

  1. Which country received the highest (28.5%) overall score in the International Intellectual Property (IP) Index released by the US Chamber of Commerce in Jan 2014?
A)    France
B)    UK
C)    United States
D)    Canada

  1. Who won the Australian open mixed doubles title held in Jan 2014?
A)    Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Nestor
B)    Lucie Hradecka and Frantisek Cermak
C)    Sania Mirza and Horia Tecau
D)    None of These

  1. The ICC Board has approved the introduction of an International Women’s Championship in Jan 2014. The Competing countries will play the others in a series of matches between mid-2014 and the end of 2016. The top teams will qualify automatically for the ICC Women’s World Cup to be held in 2017 in _________.
A)    Australia
B)    England
C)    South Africa
D)    New Zealand

  1. FDI flows into India stood as _________ in 2013 as per the latest United Nations report published in Jan 2014.
A)    USD 28 billion
B)    USD 42 billion
C)    USD 21 billion
D)    USD 32 billion

  1. Bharti Airtel has appointed whom as MD of Bharti Enterprises of all non-telecom businesses of the group retail insurance, food and agriculture, realty and other businesses of the group in Jan 2014?
A)    Akhil Gupta
B)    Manoj Kohli
C)    DS Rawat
D)    Gopal Vittal

  1. Which Tech company acquired Google Inc’s Motorola handset division for USD 2.91 billion in Jan 2014?
A)    Microsoft
B)    Lenovo
C)    Samsung
D)    Apple

  1. The Reserve Bank of India has increased the Reverse Repo rate to ________ during its announcement of January 2014 monetary policy review.
A)    6.75%
B)    7.75%
C)    7.25%
D)    7%

  1. The US economic growth stood at ________ in the final quarter of 2013 compared to same quarter last year (announced in Jan 2013).
A)    3.6%
B)    2.8%
C)    3.2%
D)    2.1%

  1. Kathy Cross became the first woman to be inducted in an ICC umpires’ panel when she was elected as an Associate and Affiliate International official in Jan 2014. She is from which country?
A)    New Zealand
B)    Australia
C)    England
D)    South Africa

  1. The Indian government raised quota of subsidised LPG cylinders to ________ per household in a year from the current 9 in Jan 2014. The hike will be effective from 1st of April.
A)    14 cylinders
B)    15 cylinders
C)    12 cylinders
D)    None of These

  1. Anand Kumar, a mathematician and founder of _______classes was awarded with the 2014 Ramanujan Mathematics Award in Rajkot in Jan 2014.
A)    Spectacular30
B)    Super40
C)    Super30
D)    Great25

  1. Who assumed charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), a navratna public sector undertaking under the aegis of the Ministry of Shipping, in Jan 2014?
A)    P. Madhusudan
B)    A.P Choudhury
C)    Arun Kumar Gupta
D)    S.K. Sharma

  1. US auto major, Ford has appointed whom as President of its Indian business in Jan 2014?
A)    Nigel Harris
B)    Joginder Singh
C)    Morten Karlsen Sorby
D)    Sigve Brekke

  1. Which state in the list became First state to withdraw Foreign Domestic Investment (FDI) in Multibrand Retail in Jan 2014 after it had agreed earlier?
A)    Karnataka
B)    Uttar Pradesh
C)    Delhi
D)    Maharashtra

  1. Raymond Weil, the pioneer of _________ passed away in Jan 2014.
A)    Italian Fasion
B)    Swiss watch
C)    German Auto
D)    None of These

  1. Who has been chosen for prestigious journalism Lokmanya Tilak National Award in Jan 2014?
A)    Mammen Mathew
B)    V. K. Hamzah Abbas
C)    Shireen Bhan
D)    Swapan Dasgupta

  1. The Reserve Bank of India has kept the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) unchanged at ________ during its announcement of January 2014 monetary policy review.
A)    5%
B)    4.5%
C)    4.25%
D)    4%

  1. Who was declared as the new President of Madagascar in Jan 2014?
A)    Hery Rajaonarimampianina
B)    Jean-Louis Robinson
C)    Omer Beriziky
D)    Andry Rajoelina

  1. ____________ film actor Uday Kiran passed away in Jan 2014.
A)    Malaylam
B)    Tamil
C)    Telegu
D)    Kannada

  1. Who scored the fastest-ever ODI century (in 36 balls) in Cricket History in Jan 2014?
A)    Jesse Ryder
B)    Brendon McCullum
C)    Ross Taylor
D)    Corey Anderson

  1. Seventh Global Insurance Summit was held at which Indian City in January 2014?
A)    Bangalore
B)    New Delhi
C)    Hyderabad
D)    Chennai

  1. World Hindi Day observed on _____________.
A)    21-Jan
B)    20-Jan
C)    12-Jan
D)    10-Jan

  1. Who was elected as the President of The Indian Islamic Cultural Centre (IICC) in Jan 2014?
A)    Sirajuddin Qureshi
B)    Safdar H. Khan
C)    Qamar Ahmad
D)    Abrar Ahmed

  1. Which football club lifted the 35th Football Federation Cup in Jan 2014?
A)    Sporting Club de Goa
B)    East Bengal
C)    Churchill Brothers
D)    Mohan Bagan

  1. India overtook which country in Jan 2014 to become the third largest crude oil importer in the World?
A)    Japan
B)    England
C)    Germany
D)    China

  1. India’s first gun for women, _________ was launched in January 2014. The Gun has been manufactured by the Indian Ordnance Factory, Kanpur and is also the smallest revolver made in India.
A)    Sahas
B)    Nirbhay
C)    Nirbheek
D)    Himmat

  1. The Petroleum Conservation Research Association under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has selected Which state for the award of best performing State amongst the big states for the oil and gas conservation programmes in jan 2014?
A)    Madhya Pradesh
B)    Andhra Pradesh
C)    Rajashthan
D)    Gujarat

  1. The Reserve Bank of India has increased the Marginal Standing Facility to ________ during its announcement of January 2014 monetary policy review.
A)    9%
B)    9.5%
C)    9.25%
D)    8.75%

  1. Which company/brand launched “Any Time Milk” vending machines for Milk in Jan 2014?
A)    Amul
B)    Mother Dairy
C)    Nestle
D)    Danone

  1. First Climate Change theatre was opened at Pushpa Gujral Science City in ___________ in Jan 2014. The theatre will educate people on climate change.
A)    Kapurthala
B)    Ludhiana
C)    Chandigarh
D)    New Delhi

  1. Which European football club retained the title of the world’s richest soccer club in 2013 in the annual Football Money League compiled by accountants Deloitte and published in Jan 2014?
A)    Bayern Munich
B)    Barcelona
C)    Manchester United
D)    Real Madrid

  1. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has named Which country as the country with the best overall cricket development programme in Africa in Jan 2014?
A)    Nigeria
B)    Zambia
C)    Kenya
D)    None of These

  1. Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh inaugurated National Waqf Development Corporation Limited (NAWADCO) that is a new Central Public Sector Enterprise in New Delhi in January 2014 and it will remain under which ministry?
A)    Ministry of Minority Affairs
B)    Ministry of Human Resource and Development
C)    Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
D)    None of These

  1. The Ministry of Railways announced to set up a Rail coach factory at Kolar in Jan 2014. Kolar is in which state?
A)    Karnataka
B)    Maharashtra
C)    Andhra Pradesh
D)    Kerala

  1. Which Indian two wheeler company, unveiled a 150cc hybrid diesel concept motorcycle RNT at the auto expo in Jan 2014?
A)    Honda Motors
B)    Hero MotoCorp
C)    Bajaj Auto
D)    TVS Auto

  1. The 22nd African Union summit was held in which City on Jan 30-31 2014?
A)    Lusaka
B)    Addis Ababa
C)    Nairobi
D)    Johannesburg

  1. Which country has the lowest unemployment rate among euro zone countries at 4.8% (announced in Jan 2014).
A)    Germany
B)    Austria
C)    Greece
D)    Switzerland

  1. Who was named women’s player of the year by FIFA in Jan 2014?
A)    Silvia Neid
B)    Abby Wambach
C)    Nadine Angerer
D)    Kerstin Garefrekes

  1. Which country was runners up in the Hockey World League held in New Delhi in jan 2014?
A)    New Zealand
B)    England
C)    Netherlands
D)    Australia

  1. The Reserve Bank of India has kept the SLR unchanged at ________ during its announcement of January 2014 monetary policy review.
A)    25%
B)    24%
C)    23%
D)    22%

  1. As per the UN report published in Jan 2014, India was ranked ________ among the top 20 global economies receiving the most FDI.
A)    20th
B)    16th
C)    12th
D)    15th

  1. Which US states has become the first one to legalise selling of Marijuana in Jan 2014?
A)    Illinois
B)    Nevada
C)    Colorado
D)    Texas

  1. Which Indian state launched free CFL bulbs scheme for hut dwellers in Jan 2014?
A)    Tamil Nadu
B)    Karnataka
C)    Haryana
D)    Gujarat

  1. World’s first Bitcoin storage service that insures deposits of the digital currency was launched in which city in Jan 2014?
A)    Paris
B)    New York
C)    Geneva
D)    London

  1. Which country was ranked as No 1 in the FIFA ranking published in Jan 2014?
A)    Spain
B)    Germany
C)    Argentina
D)    Italy

  1. India’s only and first hospital for fish will be set up in which city (announced in Jan 2014)?
A)    Puducherry
B)    Chennai
C)    Kochi
D)    Panaji

  1. India’s largest software services company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced to set up the world’s largest corporate learning and development centre in __________ in Jan 2014.
A)    Thiruvananthapuram,
B)    Kochin
C)    Mysore
D)    Mangalore


ANSWERS
  1. South Korea
  2. Jimmy Walker
  3. 25-Jan
  4. Jet Airways
  5. Akhilesh Das Gupta
  6. Jupp Heynckes
  7. Taiwan
  8. Greta Garbo
  9. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin
  10. Amy Adams
  11. Netherlands
  12. UAE
  13. Cyrus Mistry
  14. Mithun Chakraborty
  15. Fourth
  16. Sudarsanam Srinivasan
  17. Afghanistan
  18. 7.7%
  19. Agni-IV
  20. Ministry for Health and Family Welfare
  21. West Bengal
  22. Sudhir Gupta
  23. Sixth
  24. S N Goel
  25. Aruna Bahuguna ( first woman to head National Police Academy)
  26. Anand Sinha
  27. P. J. Nayak
  28. Odisha
  29. Cate Blanchett
  30. Google
  31. 4.6%
  32. Davos
  33. Japan
  34. T. Nanda Kumar
  35. 2005
  36. Urjit R. Patel
  37. Chilika lagoon
  38. Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj
  39. Telegu
  40. Kerala Tourism
  41. Shailendra Singh
  42. Rakesh Khurana
  43. 9th
  44. Richard Quest
  45. Lenovo
  46. Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez
  47. 26-Jan
  48. 18th
  49. Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci
  50. 24-Jan
  51. Alagiri
  52. S S Garbyal
  53. State Bank of India
  54. Alok Sinha
  55. B K Divakara
  56. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
  57. Li Na
  58. 25-Jan
  59. Dr. Mohinder Singh and N Radhakrishnan
  60. Google
  61. Stanislas Wawrinka
  62. Xue Song
  63. Tata Motors
  64. Saina Nehwal
  65. Four
  66. Switzerland
  67. Queen Latifah
  68. 1.9%
  69. 155th
  70. Social Justice and Empowerment
  71. H C Meena
  72. 8%
  73. United States
  74. Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Nestor
  75. England
  76. USD 28 billion
  77. Manoj Kohli
  78. Lenovo
  79. 7%
  80. 3.2%
  81. New Zealand
  82. 12 cylinders
  83. Super30
  84. Arun Kumar Gupta
  85. Nigel Harris
  86. Delhi
  87. Swiss watch
  88. Mammen Mathew
  89. 4%
  90. Hery Rajaonarimampianina
  91. Telegu
  92. Corey Anderson
  93. Hyderabad
  94. 10-Jan
  95. Sirajuddin Qureshi
  96. Churchill Brothers
  97. Japan
  98. Nirbheek
  99. Andhra Pradesh
  100. 9%
  101. Amul
  102. Kapurthala
  103. Real Madrid
  104. Zambia
  105. Ministry of Minority Affairs
  106. Karnataka
  107. Hero MotoCorp
  108. Addis Ababa
  109. Austria
  110. Nadine Angerer
  111. New Zealand
  112. 23%
  113. 16th
  114. Colorado
  115. Tamil Nadu
  116. London
  117. Spain
  118. Kochi
  119. Thiruvananthapuram

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