October 22, 2014

GK & Current Affairs Compendium 8 ( 230 MCQ) - July 2014

1    Global tech giant Google has announced in July 2014 that it will shut down its first social networking site, Orkut, on 30th September this year. Google launched its services how many years ago?
     A) 15 years
     B) 8 years
     C) 10 years
     D) None of These
    
2    The United States has named a mountain in Antarctica in honor of a famous Indian-American scientist ___________ in July 2014 for his work he did to compile population studies of seals, whales and birds in the pack ice as an explorer of the US Coast Guard in 1971-72.
     A) Jogesh Pati
     B) Khem Shahani
     C) Akhouri Sinha
     D) Pran Nath

3    Which site acquired TapCommerce, the mobile advertising start-up company based out of New York, for USD 100 million in July 2014?
     A) Twitter
     B) LinkedIn
     C) Facebook
     D) Google
    
4    Which New Zealand batsman has been imposed with life ban for his his alleged involvement in match-fixing in July 2014?
     A) Daryl Tuffey
     B) Brendon McCullum
     C) Lou Vincent
     D) Nathan Astle
    
5    Which Indian PSU bank has launched six digital branches across India as a part of its programme to offer next generation banking solutions to the mobile and internet-savvy customer base. These branches are located in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Ahmedabad. One of such branches in Delhi was inJulyurated this morning by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in July 2014.
     A) Punjab National Bank
     B) State Bank of India
     C) Bank of Baroda
     D) Bank of India







    
6    Online restaurant search and discovery site _________ has acquired Menumania.co.nz, a popular New Zealand-based restaurant discovery service for an undisclosed amount in July 2014.
     A) Burp
     B) Zomato
     C) Zing
     D) None of These
    
7    Indian Oil Corporation has given ___________, additional charge of the post of Chairman of the company in July 2014.
     A) R.S. Butola
     B) AMK Sinha
     C) R K Malhotra
     D) A.K. Dubey
    
8    Bullet train was proposed on identified _________ sector as a part of Railway budget announced in July 2014.
     A) Mumbai-Delhi
     B) Mumbai-Ahmedabad
     C) Delhi-Bhopal
     D) Delhi-Chandigarh
    
9    After winning three medals in the ISSF World Cups in Munich and Slovenia recently, Indian shooter __________ achieved the world's number one ranking in air pistol event as per the ranking published in July 2014.
     A) Anjali Bhagwa
     B) Rajyavardhan Rathore
     C) Jitu Rai
     D) Gagan Narang
    
10    Governor of Madhya Pradesh ____________ took over the additional charge of Chhattisgarh in July 2014 following the resignation of former Governor Shekhar Dutt.
     A) Ram Naresh Yadav
     B) Balramji Dass Tandon
     C) Keshari Nath Tripathi
     D) Om Prakash Kohli
11    Which Indian PSU Bank has been awarded with the 'Best Bank - Public Sector' award in BFSI Awards-2014 by World HRD Congress in recognition of its performance in Banking category in July 2014?
     A) Punjab National Bank
     B) Bank of Maharashtra
     C) Bank of Baroda
     D) Bank of India
    
12    "World Population Day" is observed on _____________.
     A) 6-July
     B) 21-July
     C) 11-July
     D) 15-July


13    Kerala Government has appointed senior IAS officer ____________ as Nodal Officer in July 2014 for the matches likely to be held in Kochi during the 2017 FIFA under-17 world cup football.
     A) Vikram Misri
     B) Sharat Chander
     C) Shankar Aggarwal
     D) A P M Mohammed Hanish
    
14    USA unemployment rate stood at ______ in June (announced in July 2014).
     A) 6.3%
     B) 7.1%
     C) 6.6%
     D) 6.1%
    
15    Which Tech company acquired LiveRail, an advertising technology company that helps its client companies to serve better ads in the videos that appear on their websites and apps, in July 2014?
     A) Apple
     B) Facebook
     C) Google
     D) Microsoft
    
16    __________ COO Sheryl Sandberg met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July 2014 while on official visit in India. They both have discussed ways in which the social networking platform can be used for e-Governance work and to connect the Government with people.
     A) LinedIn
     B) Facebook
     C) Google
     D) Twitter
    
17    Which country has become the first country to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty in July 2014 in order to facilitate access to published works for visually impaired persons. The Treaty was adopted by 79 member countries of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in June 2013.
     A) USA
     B) UK
     C) India
     D) China
    
18    An Indian passenger train set a new national speed record of 160 kms/hr today during its trail run between _________ in July 2014. The train covered 200 Km distance within 90 minutes.
     A) New Delhi and Agra
     B) New Delhi and Bhopal
     C) New Delhi and Chandigarh
     D) New Delhi and Jaipur
    
19    Who has been chosen as the Captain of the Indian Hockey team for the 2014 Commonwealth Games that is held at Glasgow in July-August this year?
     A) Sandeep Singh
     B) Sardar Singh
     C) V. R. Raghunath
     D) Sreejesh Ravindran
    
20    The U.S. Navy has promoted Vice Admiral ____________ to admiral post in July 2014, which makes her the first female four-star officer in the USA Navy's 236-year old history.
     A) Michelle Howard
     B) Ray Mabus
     C) Ann E. Dunwoody
     D) Roslyn Brock
21    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Katra-Udhampur train and 240MW Uri-II hydroelectric Project in ____________ in July 2014 and dedicated them to the nation. The first Katra-Udhampur train, named as Shree Shakti Express, started from Katra today.
     A) Himachal Pradesh
     B) Haryana
     C) Jammu and Kashmir
     D) None of These
    
22    All the 46 Indian nurses who were in the captivity of ISIS militants in ____________ for couple of days were freed by the militants and flown back to India in July 2014.
     A) Syria
     B) Libya
     C) Iran
     D) Iraq


23    Personal tax exemption limit raised to _______ for normal salaried persons as per the Union budget announced in July 2014.
     A) Rs 1.5 lakh
     B) Rs 2 lakh
     C) Rs 2.5 lakh
     D) Rs 3 lakh
    
24    Who won her second women's singles Wimbledon title held in July 2014? after defeating Canadian 13th seed Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets in the final match held yesterday. Kvitova, who also won Wimbledon Women's single title in 2011, completely dominated the match to win by 6-3, 6-0 in only 55 minutes. This was also the first Grand Slam final for Bouchard.
     A) Eugenie Bouchard
     B) Serena Williams
     C) Petra Kvitova
     D) Maria Sharapova
    
25    "Doctor's Day" is observed on _____________.
     A) 3-July
     B) 12-July
     C) 1-July
     D) 15-July
    
26    Who has been appointed as Information Officer in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in July 2014?
     A) Vikram Misri
     B) Sharat Chander
     C) Shankar Aggarwal
     D) A P M Mohammed Hanish
    
27    The Government of India has re-appointed _________ as the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India for another two years in July 2014.
     A) S S Mundra
     B) KC Chakrabarty
     C) Anand Sinha
     D) Harun Rashid Khan
    
28    Following her Australian Open Super Series win, famous India shuttler Saina Nehwal moved up a place to be in ________ position in the latest world rankings published in July 2014.
     A) Fifth
     B) Sixth
     C) Seventh
     D) Eighth
    
29    Which Global Company topped the Fortune Global 500 list of the world's biggest companies based on total revenues published in July 2014? Wal-Mart Stores reported USD 476.3 billion in revenues for 2013 and it is followed by Royal Dutch Shell with total revenue of USD 459.6 billion.
     A) Royal Dutch Shell
     B) Wal-Mart
     C) Sinopec Group
     D) ExxonMobil
    
30    How many US based companies are placed in the Fortune Global 500 list of the world's biggest companies based on total revenues published in July 2014?
     A) 94
     B) 223
     C) 128
     D) 176
31    Who won Wimbledon Men's single title held in July 2014? This was his second Men's Wimbledon title and seventh career Grand Slam.
     A) Novak Djokovic
     B) Roger Federer
     C) Rafael Nadal
     D) Stanislas Wawrinka
    
32    Who won the British Grand Prix held in July 2014?
     A) Nico Rosberg
     B) Lewis Hamilton
     C) Sebastian Vettel
     D) Daniel Ricciardo


33    Which Tennis player secured No 1 rank in the men's ATP tennis rankings released in July 2014?
     A) Roger Federer
     B) Novak Djokavic
     C) Statislas Wawrinka
     D) Rafael Nadal
    
34    Who retained her top position in the latest WTA women's tennis rankings issued in July 2014?
     A) Serena Williams
     B) Simona Halep
     C) Maria Sharapova
     D) Li Na
    
35    Which Country secured No 1 rank the latest ICC test rankings published in Dubai in July 2014?
     A) South Africa
     B) England
     C) India
     D) Australia
    
36    Kargil Vijay Diwas was observed on _______- across India.
     A) 29-July
     B) 22-July
     C) 26-July
     D) 31-July
    
37    A panel headed by former Economic Advisor, ____________ sets poverty line at Rupees 32 per day in rural areas and Rupees 47 in Urban areas in July 2014. The panel has dismissed the Suresh Tendulkar Committee report on estimating poverty, which had suggested persons spending below 33 Rupees per-day mark in Urban areas to be considered poor.
     A) C Rangarajan
     B) Suresh Tendulkar
     C) Y. Venugopal Reddy
     D) Bimal Jalan
    
38    India's fiscal deficit target for FY 2014-15 set at ________ as per the Union budget announced in July 2014.
     A) 3.5%
     B) 4.1%
     C) 3.8%
     D) 5.2%
    
39    Eight Indian companies, led by _____________ (with annual revenue of USD 81.32 billion in 2013) have made it to the latest Fortune Global 500 list of world's biggest companies published in July 2014.
     A) Reliance Industries
     B) ONGC
     C) Indian Oil Corporation
     D) State Bank of India
    
40    Indian tennis player Sania Mirza achieved a career-best rank of __________ in the world as per the new WTA doubles chart released in July 2014.
     A) Fifth
     B) Sixth
     C) Seventh
     D) Eighth
41    An eminent biographer of India's Constitution, Granville Austin passed away in Washington in July 2014. He is author of two political histories of the Indian Constitution -- 'The Indian Constitution: A Cornerstone of A Nation' and 'Working A Democratic Republic: The Indian Experience'. He was awarded with which Indian award in 2011 by the Indian Government?
     A) Padma Shri
     B) Padma Bhusan
     C) Padma Vibhushan
     D) Indira Gandhi Award
    
42    Who won Afghanistan's presidential election held in June 2014 with 56.4% votes in his favor (Announced in July 2014)?
     A) Ashraf Ghani
     B) Abdullah Abdulla
     C) Hamid Karzai
     D) None of These


43    India successfully test-fired an advanced version of the 290-km range ____________ supersonic cruise missile from Chandipur-on-Sea off Odisha coast in July 2014. The missile is one of the fastest cruise missiles in the world with a top speed of Mach 2.8 and is capable of carrying a conventional warhead of 300 kg.
     A) Agni-IV
     B) Akash
     C) BrahMos
     D) Rashni
    
44    "Nelson Mandela International Day" was observed on _______ across the world.
     A) 28-July
     B) 22-July
     C) 18-July
     D) 11-July
    
45    Indian tennis legend ____________ has launched the Champions Tennis League (CTL) in July 2014 which will be conducted like IPL style with six franchisees later this year.
     A) Anand Amritraj
     B) Vijay Amritraj
     C) Ramesh Krishnan
     D) Leander Paes
    
46    Philips India has roped in __________ as its new brand ambassador for its 'Male Grooming' business in July 2014.
     A) Ranbir Kapoor
     B) Arjun Kapoor
     C) Ranveer Singh
     D) Varun Dhawan
    
47    British Actress ___________ has been appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women in July 2014. Post her appointment, she will work for empowerment of young women and also as an advocate for UN Women's campaign in promoting gender equality.
     A) Emma Stone
     B) Emma Roberts
     C) Emma Watson
     D) Kristen Stewart
    
48    Germany striker _______________ became the World Cup's all-time record scorer with his 16th goal during their semifinal match against Brazil in July 2014. He broke Brazilian striker Ronaldo's record of 15 goals in World Cup matches.
     A) Miroslav Klose
     B) Lukas Podolski
     C) Thomas M¼ller
     D) Mario Gomez
    
49    India's highest court, the Supreme Court, has appointed Justice Arun Mishra, Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Rohington F Nariman as Supreme Court judges in July 2014. With these three new appointments, total number of Supreme Court judges increased to ________, including Chief Justice R M Lodha.
     A) 25
     B) 26
     C) 27
     D) 28
    
50    The Bharatiya Janata Party's parliamentary board has elected BJP leader __________ as national president of the party in July 2014.
     A) Rajnath Singh
     B) Amit Shah
     C) Narendra Modi
     D) L K Advani
51    The Economic Survey 2013-14 presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament in July 2014. As per that, GDP growth seen at _________ in financial year 2014-15.
     A) 4.4-4.9%
     B) 5.1-5.5%
     C) 5.4-5.9%
     D) 5.8-6.3%
    
52    The Economic Survey 2013-14 presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament in July 2014. As per that, CAD to be contained at __________ of GDP in financial year 2014-15
     A) 4.5%
     B) 2.1%
     C) 5.2%
     D) 2.9%


53    The Bank of England has kept Interest rates unchanged at record low of ________, as per the monetary policy announcement in July 2014.
     A) 0.75%
     B) 0.5%
     C) 0.25%
     D) 1%
    
54    "World Tiger day" was observed on _______ across the world.
     A) 28-July
     B) 22-July
     C) 18-July
     D) 29-July
    
55    World Football Federation, FIFA has suspended which country from all international football in July 2014 amid allegations of government interference in its football federation.
     A) Greece
     B) Cameroon
     C) Nigeria
     D) Columbia
    
56    India's economy is now the _________ biggest economy in the world in terms of gross domestic product (GDP), according to the latest report published by the World Bank in July 2014. Indian economy grew at an average annual rate of just over 6% from 1980 to 2010.
     A) 11th
     B) 10th
     C) 8th
     D) 9th
    
57    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has allocated ________ for the safety and welfare of women and for "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana" to generate awareness on the issues as a part of union budget in July 2014.
     A) Rs 50 crores
     B) Rs 150 crores
     C) Rs 100 crores
     D) Rs 200 crores
    
58    Famous __________ Zohra Sehgal passed away in July 2014. She was 102. She was awarded with Padma Vibhushan by the Indian Government.
     A) Author
     B) Actress
     C) Singer
     D) Director
    
59    Which Indian City has become the world's second most populous city in 2014, as per the World Urbanisation Prospects report published by the UN in July 2014.
     A) Mumbai
     B) Delhi
     C) Kolkata
     D) Chennai
    
60    Which Indian food products marketing organization has announced its sponsorship of the Indian contingents to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, Incheon, South Korea by signing a MoU with the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) in July 2014?
     A) Dabur
     B) Amul
     C) Marico
     D) None of These

61    The ____________ secured the third place in the 2014 World Cup held in June-July 2014.
     A) Argentina
     B) Brazil
     C) Netherlands
     D) Germany
    
62    The 6th BRICS summit scheduled to be held from 14th July to 16th July in which country?
     A) Russia
     B) China
     C) South Africa
     D) Brazil


63    Which batsman leads the batsmen ranking published by the ICC in July 2014?
     A) Kumar Sangakkara
     B) Cheteshwar Pujara
     C) A B Devilliers
     D) Virat Kohli
    
64    Who has been elected as the leader of reconstituted BJP Parliamentary Party in both Houses of Parliament in July 2014?
     A) Rajnath Singh
     B) Amit Shah
     C) Narendra Modi
     D) L K Advani
    
65    Which Indian airlines formally joined Star Alliance, a club of 27 airlines, in July 2014?. The Alliance operates over 18,500 flights a day in 192 countries.
     A) Jet Airways
     B) Air India
     C) Indigo
     D) Air Asia India
    
66    India's Index of Industrial Production (IIP), the most important parameter to judge performance of industrial sector, growth stood at ________ in May (announced in July 2014).
     A) 4.7%
     B) -0.5%
     C) 1.1%
     D) 3.4%
    
67    India's fiscal deficit target for FY 2016-17 set at ________ as per the Union budget announced in July 2014.
     A) 3.5%
     B) 4.1%
     C) 3.8%
     D) 3%
    
68    Which country won the 2014 FIFA world cup held in June-July 2014?
     A) Argentina
     B) Brazil
     C) Netherlands
     D) Germany
    
69    Which footballer was awarded with the Golden Ball award for best player in the FIFA 2014 world cup held in June-July 2014?
     A) Neymar
     B) Lionel Messi
     C) Thomas M¼ller
     D) James Rodr­guez
    
70    Which former Sri Lanka Skipper has announced his retirement from Test Cricket in July 2014?
     A) Angelo Mathews
     B) Sanath Jayasuriya
     C) Mahela Jayawardene
     D) Kumar Sangakkara
71    Who has been appointed as the new Governor of Uttar Pradesh in July 2014?
     A) Ram Naik
     B) Balramji Dass Tandon
     C) Keshari Nath Tripathi
     D) Om Prakash Kohli
    
72    The Central Government appointed IAS Officer ____________ as Secretary in the Ministry of Urban Development in July 2014.
     A) Vikram Misri
     B) Sharat Chander
     C) Shankar Aggarwal
     D) Sanjeev Kumar Singla


73    Who has taken over as the Managing Director and Chief Executive of Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Ltd (TMB) in July 2014?
     A) H S Upendra Kamath
     B) K B Nagendra Murthy
     C) Santanu Mukherjee
     D) V Narsi Reddy
    
74    Legendary Bollywood actor ____________ ancestral home in Pakistan has been declared as a national heritage in July 2014.
     A) Raaj Kapoor
     B) Dilip Kumar
     C) Rajendra Kumar
     D) None of These
    
75    Who were awarded with the Golden Boot award as the top scorer with six goals of FIFA World Cup 2014 held in June-July 2014?
     A) Thomas Miller and Arjen Robben
     B) Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben
     C) James Rodr­guez and Thomas Miller
     D) James Rodr­guez and Arjen Robben
    
76    India's Retail inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index, stood at ______ in June (announced in JUly 2014).
     A) 7.60%
     B) 8.90%
     C) 8.28%
     D) 7.31%
    
77    India's overall inflation, measured by the Wholesale price index, stood at _______ in June 2014 (published in July 2014).
     A) 4.8%
     B) 6.01%
     C) 5.7%
     D) 5.43%
    
78    South African Nobel Prize-winning writer and anti-apartheid activist ___________ passed away in Johannesburg in July 2014. He/She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991 and was also awarded with the Booker Prize in 1974.
     A) Nadine Gordimer
     B) J. M. Coetzee
     C) Doris Lessing
     D) Wole Soyinka
    
79    Who has been appointed as the new Governor of Chhattisgarh in July 2014?
     A) Ram Naik
     B) Balramji Dass Tandon
     C) Keshari Nath Tripathi
     D) Om Prakash Kohli
    
80    Which country was the runner-up of the 2014 FIFA world cup held in June-July 2014?
     A) Argentina
     B) Brazil
     C) Netherlands
     D) Germany
81    Global banking giant _________ has announced that it will pay USD 7 billion to settle an investigation into its sale of residential mortgage-backed securities prior to the financial crisis and global recession that started in 2008, as per the data published by the company and the US Justice Department (DOJ) in July 2014.
     A) JP Morgan Chase
     B) Bank of America
     C) Barclay's Bank
     D) Citigroup
    
82    China received ___________ foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first six months of current year 2014, (announced in July 2014).
     A) USD 52.62 billion
     B) USD 63.33 billion
     C) USD 76.21 billion
     D) USD 43.44 billion


83    Whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka from ___________ state service, the Civil Services Board approved his request for a central deputation today after the intervention of the PMO in July 2014.
     A) Himachal Pradesh
     B) Haryana
     C) Punjab
     D) Jammu & kashmir
    
84    Who has been awarded the prestigious Gandhi Peace prize for 2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in July 2014?
     A) Baba Amte
     B) Sunderlal Bahuguna
     C) Chandi Prasad Bhatt
     D) Anupam Mishra
    
85    Goalkeeper ______ was awarded with the Golden Glove award at the recently held FIFA world cup 2014.
     A) Jasper Cillessen
     B) Sergio Romero
     C) Manuel Neuer
     D) Julio Cesar
    
86    Investment limit under Section 80C hiked to _______ as per the Union budget announced in July 2014.
     A) Rs 1.5 lakh
     B) Rs 1 lakh
     C) Rs 1.25 lakh
     D) Rs 2 lakh
    
87    Capital market regulator SEBI has barred famous Satyam Computer's founder ___________ and four others from markets for 14 years in July 2014. On 7th January 2009, he had sent an email to SEBI admitting all the scams to inflate cash and bank balances of the company.
     A) B Rama Raju
     B) G Ramakrishna
     C) B Ramalinga Raju
     D) Vadlamani Srinivas
    
88    The central government has slapped an additional penalty of USD 579 million on _____________ for producing less than targeted natural gas from its KG-D6 block in July 2014.
     A) Gail India
     B) ONGC
     C) Essar Oil
     D) Reliance Industries
    
89    BRICS leaders have also announced in July 2014 to set up a new development bank with initial capital of USD 100 billion like IMF to invest in different infrastructure projects in emerging nations. The head quarter of the new BRICS development bank will be in __________.
     A) Hong Kong
     B) Beijing
     C) Shanghai
     D) New Delhi
    
90    Who has been appointed as the new Governor of West Bengal in July 2014?
     A) Ram Naik
     B) Balramji Dass Tandon
     C) Keshari Nath Tripathi
     D) Om Prakash Kohli
91    China's economic growth stood at ______ in the second quarter (April-June) of the current year (announced in July 2014).
     A) 6.5%
     B) 7%
     C) 7.5%
     D) 7.1%
    
92    Who was sworn in for a new seven-year term as President of Syria in Damascus in July 2014?
     A) Maher al‑Assad
     B) Hafez al‑Assad
     C) Bashar al-Assad
     D) None of These


93    Which footballer was named as the best young player of FIFA world cup 2014 held in June-July 2014?
     A) Thomas M¼ller
     B) James Rodr­guez
     C) Paul Pogba
     D) Neymar
    
94    US media major Time Warner has rejected an initial takeover approach of around USD 80 billion from its biggest rival ____________ in July 2014.
     A) 21st Century Fox
     B) Comcast
     C) British Sky Broadcasting
     D) Viacom
    
95    Tech majors __________ and IBM have announced a business partnership which will help them to co-develop business-centric apps for iPhones and iPads in July 2014.
     A) LinedIn
     B) Facebook
     C) Google
     D) Apple
    
96    Excise Duty on Cigarettes was hiked from 11% to ________ as per the Union budget announced in July 2014.
     A) 50%
     B) 72%
     C) 30%
     D) 20%
    
97    BRICS leaders have also announced in July 2014 to set up a new development bank with initial capital of USD 100 billion like IMF to invest in different infrastructure projects in emerging nations. The first President of the bank will be from ____________.
     A) South Africa
     B) China
     C) India
     D) Brazil
    
98    State Government of _________ decided to set up 320 Mahila Suraksha Dals (MSDs) to ensure women safety at public places (announced in July 2014).
     A) Punjab
     B) Uttar Pradesh
     C) Haryana
     D) Delhi
    
99    Indian pharma major ____________ has acquired US-based Pharmalucence Inc for an undisclosed amount in July 2014. Pharmalucence, which has a sterile injectable capacity in the US, has been acquired by one of the subsidiaries of the company.
     A) Cipla
     B) Dr Reddy's Laboratory
     C) Sun Pharmaceutical
     D) Aurovindo Pharma
    
100    Which country was given the fair play award at the recently held FIFA world cup 2014?
     A) England
     B) Colombia
     C) Brazil
     D) Argentina
101    Former India cricket captain ___________ has been elected as the newest member of Laureus World Sports Academy in July 2014. With this he will become the 47th member of the panel.
     A) Rahul Dravid
     B) Saurav Ganguly
     C) Sachin Tendulkar
     D) Sunil Gavaskar
    
102    An eminent biographer of _________________ Granville Austin passed away in Washington in July 2014.
     A) Indian Constitution
     B) Indian Archiology
     C) Indian Geography
     D) Indian History


103    India's Trade deficit stood at ________ in June 2014 (announced in July 2014).
     A) USD 11.77 billion
     B) USD 10 billion
     C) USD 11.23 billion
     D) USD 9.25 billion
    
104    The 7th BRICS Summit in 2015 will be held at __________ in Russia after successful conclusion of this year's BRICS summit in Brazil in July 2014.
     A) Saint Petersburg
     B) Moscow
     C) Ufa
     D) Novosibirsk
    
105    Long-term Capital Gains tax on MFs raised to _______ from 10%, as per the Union budget announced in July 2014.
     A) 15%
     B) 18%
     C) 20%
     D) 25%
    
106    Which country has been ranked at No 1 in the latest FIFA ranking published in July 2014 after conclusion of FIFA world cup?
     A) Argentina
     B) Spain
     C) Germany
     D) Netherlands
    
107    Who has been appointed as the new Governor of Gujarat in July 2014?
     A) Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya
     B) Balramji Dass Tandon
     C) Keshari Nath Tripathi
     D) Om Prakash Kohli
    
108    India has the _________-highest number of HIV infected people in the world, as per the UN (UNAIDS) report published in July 2014.
     A) Second
     B) Third
     C) Fourth
     D) Fifth
    
109    Famous __________ filmmaker J. Sasikumar passed away in Kochi in July 2014. He was 86. He holds the record of making 141 films in his career spanning over three decades and also holds records of making the highest number of films with the same lead actor and same lead team, and the highest number of films in a year.
     A) Telegu
     B) Tamil
     C) Kannada
     D) Malayalam
    
110    In its recently released draft guideline in July 2014, The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set a minimum paid-up capital of _________ for those who wants to set up payments and small banks. The RBI has also said that the promoters will have to invest an initial minimum capital of at least 40%. It has prescribed a lock-in period of five years for promoters' holding.
     A) Rs.200 crore
     B) Rs.150 crore
     C) Rs.100 crore
     D) Rs.500 crore
111    India received _________ of foreign direct investment (FDI) in May 2014 (announced in July 2014).
     A) USD 1.6 billion
     B) USD 2.01 billion
     C) USD 1.9 billion
     D) USD 3.60 billion
    
112    Which Technology company won the 'Best Implementation of Green IT Award' at the National IT Leadership and Excellence award ceremony held at Mumbai in July 2014?
     A) Infosys
     B) Sapient
     C) Polaris
     D) HCL Technologies


113    Barely couple of months after Malaysian Airlines plane MH370 disappeared mysteriously in the Indian Ocean, another Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 plane MH17 was shot down over ___________ sky in July 2014 killing all the 280 passengers and 15 crew members on board.
     A) Iraq
     B) Syria
     C) Ukraine
     D) Palestine
    
114    Indian born Chief Business Officer, Nikesh Arora resigned from the global tech company ________ in July 2014 after spending 10 years in the company. He will join Japan's SoftBank Corp as vice chairman.
     A) Google
     B) Microsoft
     C) Yahoo
     D) Apple
    
115    How much money was allocated for PSU banks capitalisation as per the Union budget announced in July 2014?
     A) Rs. 8,400 crore
     B) Rs. 11,200 crore
     C) Rs. 15,000 crore
     D) Rs. 18,500 crore
    
116    Eminent ____________ litterateur Madhukar Singh passed away at 87 in July 2014.
     A) Marathi
     B) Sanskrit
     C) Hindi
     D) None of These
    
117    Germany football team captain _________ announced his retirement from international football in July 2014 after winning world cup for his team.
     A) Philipp Lahm
     B) Mario G¶tze
     C) Miroslav Klose
     D) Bastian Schweinsteiger
    
118    The Reserve Bank has allowed which private bank to raise foreign investment limit under portfolio investment to 40% in July 2014. The Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) approval is on the condition that aggregate foreign investment will not exceed composite sectoral cap of 74%.
     A) ICICI Bank
     B) Axis Bank
     C) Kotak Mahindra Bank
     D) HDFC Bank
    
119    The Central Government has appointed B Sriram and VG Kannan as the Managing Directors of the ___________, India's PSU bank.
     A) Punjab National Bank
     B) State Bank of India
     C) Bank of Baroda
     D) Bank of India
    
120    Who has been appointed as the new Governor of Nagaland in July 2014?
     A) Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya
     B) Balramji Dass Tandon
     C) Keshari Nath Tripathi
     D) Om Prakash Kohli
121    India's two wheeler maker __________ was named as the title sponsor of the Indian Super League, the first IPL type franchise-based football league in the country (announced in July 2014).
     A) Honda Motors
     B) Bajaj Auto
     C) TVS Motors
     D) Hero MotoCorp
    
122    India has been ranked as the worst performer among BRICS nation as per the annual GII survey published by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization in July 2014. India is now placed at ________ position compared to 66th position last year while other BRICS countries saw gain in their rankings.
     A) 73rd
     B) 82nd
     C) 76th
     D) 85th


123    Which Country has been ranked at No1 position based on the Global Innovation Index for the fourth-straight year, as per the annual GII survey published by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization in July 2014?
     A) USA
     B) Switzerland
     C) Australia
     D) UK
    
124    Asian Development Bank (ADB) has upgraded India's economic growth forecast to 6.3% in next financial year 2015-16 on hopes of speedy reform process (publihsed in July 2014). At the same time, it has retained India's economic growth forecast at ________ for the current financial year 2013-14.
     A) 5.1%
     B) 5.5%
     C) 4.8%
     D) 6.3%
    
125    India's IT services company ___________ has acquired Atco I-Tek, the IT services arm of Canadian logistics and utilities provider Atco, for USD 195 million in July 2014.
     A) HCL Technologies
     B) Infosys
     C) Wipro
     D) TCS
    
126    Which Indian company has become the first private company to post USD 1 billion quarterly profit as it announced its first quarter result in July 2014?
     A) Tata Motors
     B) TCS
     C) Reliance Industries
     D) Tata Steel
    
127    Largest retailer in UK Tesco has appointed whom as the new Chief Executive Officer of Tesco with effective from 1st October 2014 (announced in July 2014)?
     A) Dave Lewis
     B) Terry Leahy
     C) Philip Clarke
     D) Justin King
    
128    The 20th Commonwealth Games is held in Glasgow, ___________ in July 2014.
     A) England
     B) Switzerland
     C) Scotland
     D) Ireland
    
129    The foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into India jumped by more than 100% to USD 3.60 billion in May, which is the highest FDI inflow in the last eight months. (Announced in July 2014). India received maximum FDI from which country?
     A) UK
     B) Japan
     C) Mauritius
     D) USA
    
130    How much money was allocated for national rural drinking water programme as per the Union budget announced in July 2014?
     A) Rs. 3,600 crore
     B) Rs. 4,200 crore
     C) Rs. 6,000 crore
     D) Rs. 7,500 crore
131    Who won his first Open Championship, the British Golf Open Championship 2014, held at Royal Liverpool Golf course in Holyake in July 2014?. With this victory, he has joined Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win three of golf's modern majors by the age of 25.
     A) Sergio Garci
     B) Rory McIlroy
     C) Rickie Fowler
     D) None of These
    
132    Who won the German Grand Prix held in July 2014?
     A) Nico Rosberg
     B) Lewis Hamilton
     C) Sebastian Vettel
     D) Valtteri Bottas


133    _________ captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international football career in July 2014. The Liverpool midfielder made his debut in 2000 and won 114 caps for his country.
     A) Portugal
     B) Spain
     C) England
     D) Germany
    
134    Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti has announced in the Lok Sabha in July 2014 that 2015-16 would be observed as the _____________.
     A) Year of Soil Conservation
     B) Year of Forest Conservation
     C) Year of Water Conservation
     D) None of These
    
135    Who has been appointed as Private Secretary (PS) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July 2015?
     A) Vikram Misri
     B) Sanjeev Kumar Singla
     C) Shankar Aggarwal
     D) Shashi Kant Sharma
    
136    India won their first Test match at the historic Lord's after _________after Ishant Sharma delivered a magical spell which helped Indian team to secure a win by 95 runs in July 2014.
     A) 22 years
     B) 25 years
     C) 28 years
     D) 32 years
    
137    Which Internet company has acquired an app analytics firm, Flurry for nearly USD 200 million in July 2014 to boost its advertising revenue from smartphones?
     A) Yahoo
     B) Facebook
     C) Google
     D) Microsoft
    
138    Who has been appointed as Chairman of Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) in July 2014?
     A) Basudev Chatterjee
     B) Yellapragada Sudharshan Rao
     C) Shankar Aggarwal
     D) Shashi Kant Sharma
    
139    The Central Government has appointed David Rasquinha and Debasish Mallick as Deputy Managing Directors of the _________________ in July 2014.
     A) SIDBI
     B) NABARD
     C) Export-Import Bank of India
     D) State Bank of India
    
140    The Chief Minister of Telangana K. Chandrasekhara Rao has announced __________ as the Brand Ambassadorship of the newly formed state in July 2014.
     A) Jwala Gutta
     B) Saina Nehawal
     C) Sania Mirza
     D) VVS Laxman
141    Which Cricketer played a special part in opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games held at Glasgow, Scotland in July 2014?
     A) Brian Lara
     B) Sunil Gavaskar
     C) Sachin Tendulkar
     D) MS Dhoni
    
142    Who won the Presidential election held recently in Indonesia and has been named the nation's next president in July 2014?
     A) Joko Widodo
     B) Prabowo Subianto
     C) Jusuf Kalla
     D) Hatta Rajasa


143    The Reserve Bank of India has set out a framework in July 2014 for identifying and dealing with large banks, termed domestic systemically important banks or D-SIBs. A size beyond ________ of GDP is one of the criteria for identifying a bank as a D-SIB and it will be subject to higher capital requirements, as per the Reserve Bank of India.
     A) 1%
     B) 2%
     C) 1.5%
     D) 2.5%
    
144    How much money was allocated for modernisation of madrasas as per the Union budget announced in July 2014?
     A) Rs. 100 crore
     B) Rs. 200 crore
     C) Rs. 250 crore
     D) Rs. 300 crore
    
145    Consumer confidence level in India jumped by seven points to ____________ in second quarter of the current year compared to 121 in the previous quarter, according to a global consumer confidence index study by Nielsen in July 2014.
     A) 125
     B) 128
     C) 132
     D) 134
    
146    The Chief Minister of ______________, Dr Mukul Sangma launched a mass enrolment drive under the Chief Minister's Social Assistance (CMSA) Scheme in July 2014 for widows and persons with disabilities at Patharkhmah in Ri Bhoi District in the state. Each beneficiary shall be given a financial assistance of 500 rupees per month under the scheme.
     A) Meghalaya
     B) Tripura
     C) Assam
     D) Nagaland
    
147    Who has been appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of SBI Life Insurance in July 2014?
     A) Atanu Sen
     B) Arijit Basu
     C) Santanu Mukherjee
     D) H S Upendra Kamath
    
148    Who has been appointed the Managing Director of State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH) in July 2014?
     A) Atanu Sen
     B) Arijit Basu
     C) Santanu Mukherjee
     D) H S Upendra Kamath
    
149    Which Indian company has become the first Indian company to touch market capitalisation of Rs. 5 lakh crore in July 2014?
     A) Indian Oil Corporation
     B) Tata Consultancy Service
     C) Reliance Industries
     D) ONGC
    
150    __________________ created a record of fastest serve in the women's tennis by serving at 131 miles per hour during her match in the Bank of the West Classic Stanford, USA in July 2014.
     A) Sabine Lisicki
     B) Ana Ivanovic
     C) Venus Williams
     D) Serena Williams
151    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered global economic projection to _________ for the current year in July 2014.
     A) 2.8%
     B) 3.1%
     C) 3.4%
     D) 3.7%
    
152    The 20th Commonwealth Games began in Glasgow with a spectacular opening ceremony at Glasgow in Scotland in July 2014. Who was the flag bearer of the Indian team and he led the Parade of Nations, by virtue of being hosts in 2010 Delhi edition?
     A) Mary Kom
     B) Vijay Kumar
     C) Sushil Kumar
     D) Gagan Narang


153    Who won the ATP title when he defeated top-seeded Spain's David Ferrer by 6-7(3), 6-1, 7-6(4) in the Open final match in July 2014?
     A) Novak Djokovic
     B) Stanislas Wawrinka
     C) Leonardo Mayer
     D) Rafael Nadal
    
154    Sports university will be set up in _________ as per the Union budget announced in July 2014?
     A) Meghalaya
     B) Tripura
     C) Punjab
     D) Manipur
    
155    India has been ranked at _________ out of 187 countries in 2013 as per the Human Development Index (HDI) published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in July 2014. India's HDI value for 2013 is 0.586 which falls in the medium human development category.
     A) 143
     B) 135
     C) 152
     D) 121
    
156    India has been ranked at _________ out of 152 countries on Gender Inequality Index based on reproductive health, empowerment and economic activity, published in July 2014. India has a GII value of 0.563 in 2013.
     A) 127th
     B) 135th
     C) 151st
     D) 123rd
    
157    The Union Cabinet has approved to hike FDI cap in Insurance sector to _________ from the existing FDI investment limit of 26% in July 2014. This will help the Insurance sector to attract nearly USD 7 billion of FDI in coming years.
     A) 49%
     B) 51%
     C) 74%
     D) 100%
    
158    The Cabinet has also approved the Securities Laws (Amendment) Bill in July 2014. This will empower the Securities and Exchange Board of India to act against ponzi schemes and making mandatory registration for money pooling scheme above Rs. 100 crore.
     A) Rs. 50 crore
     B) Rs. 100 crore
     C) Rs. 150 crore
     D) Rs. 200 crore
    
159    A reality show based on classical music aired by Doordarshan will feature in the Limca Book of Records. The show ________________, the first ever reality show on classical music, has been selected by the Limca Book of Records and will be featured in its next edition under Television chapter: for being the First ever National- level Reality show on Classical Music, as per a statement issued by Doordarshan in July 2014.
     A) 'Naad Bhed-The Mystery of Sound'
     B) 'Naad Bhed-The Magic of Sound'
     C) 'Naad Baad-The Mystery of Sound'
     D) None of These
    
160    Ukraine's prime minister, ____________, resigned as Ukraine parliament failed to pass legislation to take control over the country's increasingly precarious energy situation and to increase army financing in June 2014.
     A) Oleksandr Turchynov
     B) Arseniy Yatsenyuk
     C) Viktor Yanukovych
     D) Oleh Tyahnybok
161    Indian Weightlifter _____________ won India's first gold at Commonwealth Games in July 2014.
     A) Saikhom Mirabai Chanu
     B) Khumukcham Sanjita
     C) Sukhen Dey
     D) None of These
    
162    The UK economy grew by __________ in the second quarter of the current year (announced in July 2014) compared to same quarter last year. Recently IMF has forecasted UK economy to grow at the fastest pace among the G7 developed nations with growth rate of 3.2% in 2014.
     A) 1%
     B) 1.2%
     C) 0.8%
     D) 0.5%


163    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an interactive website __________ in July 2014 that aims to engage all the youth of the country in the nation's development and ideas from all the volunteers.
     A) OurGov
     B) YourGov
     C) MyGov
     D) ThisGov
    
164    National Centre for Himalayan studies will be set up in _________ as per the Union budget announced in July 2014?
     A) Himachal Pradesh
     B) Jammu & Kashmir
     C) Arunachal Pradesh
     D) Uttarakhand
    
165    The Comptroller & Auditor General of India, ____________ took charge as Member of the United Nations Board of Auditors for a term of six year in July 2014. This will make the CAG responsible for auditing UN organizations, including the UN headquarters.
     A) Vikram Misri
     B) Sanjeev Kumar Singla
     C) Shankar Aggarwal
     D) Shashi Kant Sharma
    
166    Veteran BJP leader Kaptan Singh Solanki has been appointed as the new Governor of Haryana by President Pranab Mukhejee this week. He will succeed Jagannath Pahadia who completed his tenure on 26th July 2014.
     A) Ram Naresh Yadav
     B) Kaptan Singh Solanki
     C) Keshari Nath Tripathi
     D) Om Prakash Kohli
    
167    Famous Journalist and former World Bank official, _______________ passed away at his residence in Kensington, Maryland in the United States. He was 87.He served the World Bank for more than 25 years in Washington D.C, during which he played an important role in finalizing the Bank's policy and in developing countries.
     A) Deepak Ananthapadmanabha
     B) Rajeev Srinivasan
     C) Sundaram Sankaran
     D) Asra Nomani
    
168    World Hepatitis Day is observed on _________________. The theme of 2014 Hepatitis day is 'It's closer than you think.'
     A) 21-July
     B) 22-July
     C) 28-July
     D) 30-July
    
169    Italian ___________ won the 101st edition of the Tour de France in cycling as he finished the final stage on the Champs Elysees in Paris in July 2014. With this win, he has become the sixth man to win all three Grand Tours, the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana.
     A) Chris Froome
     B) Vincenzo Nibali
     C) Alberto Contador
     D) Cadel Evans
    
170    Which company acquired the entire hydro power portfolio of Jaiprakash Power for an estimated Rs 12,000 crore after Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa) pulled out from the company in July 2014.
     A) NTPC
     B) Tata Power
     C) Adani Power
     D) Reliance Power
171    Which bollywood starhas been appointed as the horticulture ambassador of Maharashtra in July 2014?
     A) Amitabh Bachchan
     B) Anupam Kher
     C) Amir Khan
     D) Shahrukh Khan
    
172    The Vijay Mallya Story written by ___________ published by Penguin Books Limited in July 2014.
     A) Udaya Tara Nayar
     B) K Gopinath
     C) K Giriprakash
     D) None of These


173    India's mid-tier IT services Company Hexaware Technologies has appointed ___________as Chief Executive officer in July 2014.
     A) M S Mehta
     B) R Srikrishna
     C) Lalit Jalan
     D) P. R. Chandrasekar
    
174    __________________ of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) party was elected as the seventh President of Iraq in July 2014.
     A) Nouri al-Maliki
     B) Hussein al-Musawi
     C) Muhammad Fuad Masum
     D) None of These
    
175    The novel 'The Lives of Others' written by India-born British Indian writer ______________ was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2014 in July 2014.
     A) Amitabh Ghosh
     B) Neel Mukherjee
     C) Jhumpa Lahiri
     D) None of These
    
176    The US economy, the largest economy in the world, grew at an annual rate of ________ during the second quarter (April-June) of the current year (announced in July 2014).
     A) 0.8%
     B) 2.1%
     C) 4%
     D) 1.7%
    
177    Who won his second PGA Tour title held in July 2014? He finished at 17-under 263, while Furyk shot a 69 for second place on 16-under.
     A) Jim Furyk
     B) Tim Clark
     C) Carl Pettersson
     D) Stewart Cink
    
178    IAF chief ___________, took over as the Chairman, Chiefs of Staffs Committee, in July 2014. The Chairman, Chiefs of Staffs Committee is the senior-most military officer in the country.
     A) Bikram Singh
     B) Dalbir Singh Suhag
     C) Robin K Dhowan
     D) Arup Raha
    
179    National institute for customs and central excise  will be set up in _________ as per the Union budget announced in July 2014?
     A) Uttar Pradesh
     B) Andhra Pradesh
     C) Karnataka
     D) Uttarakhand
    
180    Senior IRS officer _____________ is all set to be appointed as the new Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the apex authority of the Income Tax department (announced in July 2014).
     A) K.V. Chowdary
     B) R.K. Tewari
     D) Shashi Kant Sharma
     D) A P M Mohammed Hanish


181    Bank of Baroda chairman and managing director ___________ is set to take over as the fourth deputy governor of the Reserve bank of India after Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved his appointment in July 2014.
     A) S S Mundra
     B) KC Chakrabarty
     C) Anand Sinha
     D) Harun Rashid Khan
    
182    Who has been appointed Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank (APGVB), Warangal in July 2014?
     A) Atanu Sen
     B) V Narsi Reddy
     C) Santanu Mukherjee
     D) H S Upendra Kamath


183    Which Indian telecom company announced that it has crossed 300-million subscriber mark across its mobile, fixed line, DSL and DTH services in July 2014?
     A) Vodafone India
     B) Reliance Communication
     C) Bharti Airtel
     D) Idea Cellular
    
184    Indian Multiplex company ____________ has announced that it will acquire New Delhi based Satyam Cineplexes Ltd (Satyam) as it will buy 100% stake of Satyam's equity share capital from its shareholders for Rs 182 crore in July 2014.
     A) Fame Cinemas
     B) PVR Cinemas
     C) Inox Leisure
     D) Big Cinemas
    
185    Famous Indian classical singer ________________ passed away in Mumbai in July 2014 due to heart attack. She was 96.
     A) Sushilarani Patel
     B) S. Janaki
     C) Meena Mangeshkar
     D) Girija Devi
    
186    The Central bank of USA, Federal Reserve reduced its monthly purchases of Government-linked bonds by another USD 10 billion to ______________ during its meeting in July 2014.
     A) USD 35 billion
     B) USD 25 billion
     C) USD 45 billion
     D) None of These
    
187    Eurozone inflation stood at __________ in July which is the lowest level since the recent financial crisis. This is much lower than the European Central Bank's (ECB) comfort level of 1% and poses significant risk for deflation.
     A) 0.2%
     B) 0.4%
     C) 0.5%
     D) 0.7%
    
188    Euro zone unemployment rate stood at _____________ in June (announced in July 2014).
     A) 11.5%
     B) 11.7%
     C) 12.5%
     D) 10.5%
    
189    U.S. Secretary of State _____________ visited India for 3-day in July 2014 in order to improve bi-lateral ties between two countries.
     A) Hilary Clinton
     B) John Kerry
     C) Bill Clinton
     D) None of These
    
190    Gen ______________ took over as the head of the 1.3 million strong Indian army in July 2014. He succeeded Gen Bikram Singh who retired. He will have a tenure of 30 months as the 26th Army Chief.
     A) Bikram Singh
     B) Dalbir Singh Suhag
     C) Robin K Dhowan
     D) Arup Raha
191    Scientist ______________ has been chosen for the prestigious Lokmanya Tilak award for this year 2014 (announced in July 2014). He is the chief architect of the long-range ballistic missiles in the country covering a range of about 300 km to 5,000 km.
     A) Raja Ramanna
     B) Daulat Singh Kothari
     C) Avinash Chander
     D) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
    
192    Global credit rating agency __________ Ratings has retained the 'BBB-' sovereign rating, the lowest investment grade, on India in July 2014. The global credit rating agency has also retained 'stable' outlook for India's ratings.
     A) Moody's
     B) Fitch
     C) Standard & Poors
     D) None of These


193    India's core sector output, consisting of eight key sectors, growth stood at ______ in June (announced in July 2014).
     A) 2.1%
     B) 7.3%
     C) 2.3%
     D) 4.2%
    
194    Which England Cricketer was in news for wearing 'Save Gaza' and 'Free Palestine' wristbands till the remainder of the third Test match against India in Southampton in July 2014?
     A) Moeen Ali
     B) Kadeer Ali
     C) Gary Balance
     D) Joe Root
    
195    Which Indian e-commerce company raised USD 1 billion, the largest ever fund-raising by an Indian internet company, in July 2014?
     A) Snapdeal
     B) Flipkart
     C) Amazon India
     D) None of These
    
196    Former ____________ President Leslie Manigat passed away at 83 in July 2014.
     A) Ukraine
     B) Haiti
     C) Cuba
     D) Russia
    
197    The _____________ has granted GNRC, which was formerly known as Guwahati Neurological Research Centre a grant of USD 150,000 in July 2014.
     A) World Bank Group
     B) IMF
     C) Asian Development Bank
     D) Exim Bank
    
198    The RBI panel headed by RBI Executive Director _________________ in a statement issued in in July 2014 said, with increasing integration with the global economy and the growing complexity of the economic structure, information needs have increased considerably and data gaps are being experienced in various domains of central banking.  The panel suggested that the scope and coverage of the financial soundness indicators may be expanded to non-bank segments of the financial sector.
     A) Deepak Mohanty
     B) Harun Rashid Khan
     C) Usha Thorat
     D) Subir Gokarn
    
199    Who will be the new Managing Director and CEO of the new bank IDFC (announced in July 2014)?
     A) V Narsi Reddy
     B) Arijit Basu
     C) Rajiv Lall
     D) H S Upendra Kamath
    
200    Which country has announced to sell anti-ship Harpoon missiles to India costing some USD 200 million to enhance the defence capability of India in July 2014?
     A) UK
     B) France
     C) USA
     D) Russia
201    Four Indian-Americans were among 40 people who were honoured for their contributions to the US in the annual great immigrants tribute in New York on USA Independence day in July 2014. Who in the list is not among them?
     A) Satya Nadella
     B) Aasif Mandv
     C) Subra Suresh
     D) Vikram Pandit
    
202    The __________________ and the Small Farmers' Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly implement schemes for the promotion of farm producer organisations (FPOs) in July 2014.
     A) NABARD
     B) SIDBI
     C) Exim Bank
     D) None of These


203    MS Dhoni has been ranked at _______ position (with 21 million dollars) in the list of the most valuable athletes published by Forbes in July 2014.
     A) Fourth
     B) Fifth
     C) Sixth
     D) Seventh
    
204    Who was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Reliance Infrastructure in July 2014?
     A) M S Mehta
     B) Lalit Jalan
     C) R Srikrishna
     D) None of These
    
205    Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of ____________ , William Hague, visited India on a two-day visit in July 2014.
     A) France
     B) Germany
     C) United Kingdom
     D) USA
    
206    Eduard Shevardnadze, the former President of ___________ passed away in July 2014.
     A) Turkey
     B) Ukraine
     C) Georgia
     D) Kazakisthan
    
207    The _______________ has approved a 180 million dollars loan to help Nepal overcome its crippling power shortages and export surplus power to neighboring India in July 2014.
     A) IMF
     B) World Bank
     C) Asian Development Bank
     D) None of These
    
208    India and ______________ decided to launch negotiations for civil nuclear cooperation in July 2014.
     A) France
     B) Germany
     C) United Kingdom
     D) USA
    
209    ______________ has become the first player of Indian origin to be a part of the National Basketball Association (NBA) after he signed a summer contract with the Sacramento Kings, a professional basketball team in the US in July 2014.
     A) Tanveer Bhullar
     B) Sim Bhullar
     C) Mamadou Dash
     D) None of These
    
210    The Indian Navy will formally receive the first fully ingeniously built anti-submarine warfare (ASW), ____________, at Visakhapatnam in July 2014.
     A) INS Virat
     B) INS Kamorta
     C) INS Vikranth
     D) INS Kamrup
211    Who has been appointed as the new Delhi BJP President in July 2014?
     A) Harsh Vardhan
     B) Satish Upadhyay
     C) Vijay Goel
     D) Smriti Irani
    
212    India signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ____________ for setting up of a Faculty of Agriculture and a Faculty of Engineering for the University of Jaffna at Kilinochchi in July 2014.
     A) Thailand
     B) Maldives
     C) Sri Lanka
     D) Mayanmar


213    The 14th edition of Agri Intex 2014, an agricultural trade fair, was between July 18 and 21 at __________.
     A) Coimbatore
     B) Kochi
     C) Hyderabad
     D) Chennai
    
214    Which country has emerged as the world's largest consumer of antibiotics, according to a new study "Global Trends in Antibiotic Consumption, 2000-2010" finding published in July 2014?
     A) USA
     B) India
     C) Brazil
     D) China
    
215    Which City has beem made as the IT capital of Andhra Pradesh, announced in July 2014?
     A) Vijayawada
     B) Visakhapatnam
     C) Guntur
     D) None of These
    
216    Which state government announced in July 2014 a cash support of Rs. 1,000 to each girl every month until they attain 18 years of age?
     A) Kerala
     B) Tamil Nadu
     C) Karnataka
     D) Andhra Pradesh
    
217    State-owned _____________ has signed a memorandum of understanding with Indian Rare Earths Ltd (IREL), another public sector organisation under the Department of Atomic Energy, for jointly establishing a 1 lakh tonne titanium slag plant at Chatrapur in Odisha in July 2014.
     A) BHEL
     B) NMDC
     C) National Aluminium Co
     D) NTPC
    
218    Which country will host the next summit of IBSA (India, Brazil, South Africa) in 2015 (announced in July 2014)?
     A) India
     B) Brazil
     C) South Africa
     D) China
    
219    The Reserve Bank has relaxed norms governing import of rough, cut and polished diamonds by doubling the credit time period to ____________ in July 2014.
     A) 120 days
     B) 180 days
     C) 150 days
     D) 240 days
    
220    Which country passed a law to legalise child labour for kids from age 10 in July 2014? Under the legislation, 10-year-olds will be able to work as long as they are under parental supervision and also attend school.
     A) Cuba
     B) Bolivia
     C) Columbia
     D) Venezuela
221    Which Indian state tops in power sector investments during the period 2004-05 and 2012-13 as per recent study report prepared by Assocham's Economic Research Bureauin July 2014?
     A) Gujarat
     B) Karnataka
     C) Maharashtra
     D) Tamil Nadu
    
222    _____________ and international money transfer company Transfast, have launched an online money transfer service with instant deposits to NRI customer accounts with any bank in India in July 2014.
     A) ICICI Bank
     B) YES Bank
     C) HDFC Bank
     D) Kotak Mahindra Bank


223    Four Indian states has been selected for a pilot project under a Central sponsored programme in July 2014 to train Principals and Headmasters of government schools. The programme has been prepared by the National University of Education, Planning and administration (NUEPA). Which in the list is not among them?
     A) Himachal Pradesh
     B) Gujarat
     C) Rajasthan
     D) Andhra Pradesh
    
224    India's e-commerce marketplace, ___________ launched its e-learning category in July 2014 with over 1,900 products and titles.
     A) Snapdeal
     B) Flipkart
     C) Amazon India
     D) None of These
    
225    Footwear and apparel maker __________ has tied up with UNICEF to promote a water, sanitation and hygiene campaign (WASH) in Assam in July 2014. The idea of the partnership is to support UNICEF's efforts to advocate the importance of safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene.
     A) Bata
     B) Woodland
     C) Metro
     D) Puma
    
226    Which Country announced one billion Euros credit to India in July 2014 to take initiates in the climate control area?
     A) Germany
     B) UK
     C) France
     D) Spain
    
227    Which state government declared the camel as the State animal in July 2014?
     A) Gujarat
     B) Rajasthan
     C) Punjab
     D) Madhya Pradesh
    
228    The Reserve Bank of India is planning to launch a new category of banks called D-SIB in July 2014. D-SIB stands for ___?
     A) Domestic Systematically Important Banks
     B) Domestic Systematically Issuing Banks
     C) Domestic Series Important Banks
     D) None of These
    
229    Which country has reported highest number of deaths from Ebola outbreak recently, a deadly virus?
     A) Nigeria
     B) Kenya
     C) Guinea
     D) Zimbabwe
    
230    Who won the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix held in July 2014?
     A) Nico Rosberg
     B) Lewis Hamilton
     C) Sebastian Vettel
     D) Daniel Ricciardo

Answers:
1    Ans) 10 years
2    Ans) Akhouri Sinha
3    Ans) Twitter
4    Ans) Lou Vincent
5    Ans) State Bank of India
6    Ans) Zomato
7    Ans) AMK Sinha
8    Ans) Mumbai-Ahmedabad
9    Ans) Jitu Rai
10    Ans) Ram Naresh Yadav
11    Ans) Bank of Maharashtra
12    Ans) 11-July
13    Ans) A P M Mohammed Hanish
14    Ans) 6.1%
15    Ans) Facebook
16    Ans) Facebook
17    Ans) India
18    Ans) New Delhi and Agra
19    Ans) Sardar Singh
20    Ans) Michelle Howard
21    Ans) Jammu and Kashmir
22    Ans) Iraq
23    Ans) Rs 2.5 lakh
24    Ans) Petra Kvitova
25    Ans) 1-July
26    Ans) Sharat Chander
27    Ans) Harun Rashid Khan
28    Ans) Seventh
29    Ans) Wal-Mart
30    Ans) 128
31    Ans) Novak Djokovic
32    Ans) Lewis Hamilton
33    Ans) Novak Djokavic
34    Ans) Serena Williams
35    Ans) Australia
36    Ans) 26-July
37    Ans) C Rangarajan
38    Ans) 4.1%
39    Ans) Indian Oil Corporation
40    Ans) Fifth
41    Ans) Padma Shri
42    Ans) Ashraf Ghani
43    Ans) BrahMos
44    Ans) 18-July
45    Ans) Vijay Amritraj
46    Ans) Arjun Kapoor
47    Ans) Emma Watson
48    Ans) Miroslav Klose
49    Ans) 27
50    Ans) Amit Shah
51    Ans) 5.4-5.9%
52    Ans) 2.1%
53    Ans) 0.5%
54    Ans) 29-July
55    Ans) Nigeria
56    Ans) 10th
57    Ans) Rs 100 crores
58    Ans) Actress
59    Ans) Delhi
60    Ans) Amul
61    Ans) Netherlands
62    Ans) Brazil
63    Ans) A B Devilliers
64    Ans) Narendra Modi
65    Ans) Air India
66    Ans) 4.7%
67    Ans) 3%
68    Ans) Germany
69    Ans) Lionel Messi
70    Ans) Mahela Jayawardene
71    Ans) Ram Naik
72    Ans) Shankar Aggarwal
73    Ans) H S Upendra Kamath
74    Ans) Dilip Kumar
75    Ans) James Rodr­guez and Arjen Robben
76    Ans) 7.31%
77    Ans) 5.43%
78    Ans) Nadine Gordimer
79    Ans) Balramji Dass Tandon
80    Ans) Argentina
81    Ans) Citigroup
82    Ans) USD 63.33 billion
83    Ans) Haryana
84    Ans) Chandi Prasad Bhatt
85    Ans) Manuel Neuer
86    Ans) Rs 1.5 lakh
87    Ans) B Ramalinga Raju
88    Ans) Reliance Industries
89    Ans) Shanghai
90    Ans) Keshari Nath Tripath
91    Ans) 7.5%
92    Ans) Bashar al-Assad
93    Ans) Paul Pogba
94    Ans) 21st Century Fox
95    Ans) Apple
96    Ans) 72%
97    Ans) India
98    Ans) Delhi
99    Ans) Sun Pharmaceutical
100    Ans) Colombia
101    Ans) Rahul Dravid
102    Ans) Indian Constitution
103    Ans) USD 11.77 billion
104    Ans) Ufa
105    Ans) 20%
106    Ans) Germany
107    Ans) Om Prakash Kohli
108    Ans) Third
109    Ans) Malayalam
110    Ans) Rs.100 crore
111    Ans) USD 3.60 billion
112    Ans) Polaris
113    Ans) Ukraine
114    Ans) Google
115    Ans) Rs. 11,200 crore
116    Ans) Hindi
117    Ans) Philipp Lahm
118    Ans) Kotak Mahindra Bank
119    Ans) State Bank of India
120    Ans) Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya
121    Ans) Hero MotoCorp
122    Ans) 76th
123    Ans) Switzerland
124    Ans) 5.5%
125    Ans) Wipro
126    Ans) Reliance Industries
127    Ans) Philip Clarke
128    Ans) Scotland
129    Ans) Mauritius
130    Ans) Rs. 3,600 crore
131    Ans) Rory McIlroy
132    Ans) Nico Rosberg
133    Ans) England
134    Ans) Year of Water Conservation
135    Ans) Sanjeev Kumar Singla
136    Ans) 28 years
137    Ans) Yahoo
138    Ans) Yellapragada Sudharshan Rao
139    Ans) Export-Import Bank of India
140    Ans) Sania Mirza
141    Ans) Sachin Tendulkar
142    Ans) Joko Widodo
143    Ans) 2%
144    Ans) Rs 100 Crore
145    Ans) 128
146    Ans) Meghalaya
147    Ans) Arijit Basu
148    Ans) Santanu Mukherjee
149    Ans) Tata Consultancy Service
150    Ans) Sabine Lisicki
151    Ans) 3.4%
152    Ans) Vijay Kumar
153    Ans) Leonardo Mayer
154    Ans) Manipur
155    Ans) 135
156    Ans) 127th
157    Ans) 49%
158    Ans) Rs. 100 crore
159    Ans) 'Naad Bhed-The Mystery of Sound'
160    Ans) Arseniy Yatsenyuk
161    Ans) Khumukcham Sanjita
162    Ans) 0.8%
163    Ans) MyGov
164    Ans) Uttarakhand
165    Ans) Shashi Kant Sharma
166    Ans) Kaptan Singh Solanki
167    Ans) Sundaram Sankaran
168    Ans) 28-July
169    Ans) Vincenzo Nibali
170    Ans) Reliance Power
171    Ans) Amitabh Bachchan
172    Ans) K Giriprakash
173    Ans) R Srikrishna
174    Ans) Muhammad Fuad Masum
175    Ans) Neel Mukherjee
176    Ans) 4%
177    Ans) Tim Clark
178    Ans) Arup Raha
179    Ans) Karnataka
180    Ans) K.V. Chowdary
181    Ans) S S Mundra
182    Ans) V Narsi Reddy
183    Ans) Bharti Airtel
184    Ans) Inox Leisure
185    Ans) Sushilarani Patel
186    Ans) USD 25 billion
187    Ans) 0.4%
188    Ans) 11.5%
189    Ans) John Kerry
190    Ans) Dalbir Singh Suhag
191    Ans) Avinash Chander
192    Ans) Fitch
193    Ans) 7.3%
194    Ans) Moeen Ali
195    Ans) Flipkart
196    Ans) Haitian
197    Ans) World Bank Group
198    Ans) Deepak Mohanty
199    Ans) Rajiv Lall
200    Ans) USA
201    Ans) Vikram Pandit
202    Ans) NABARD
203    Ans) Fifth
204    Ans) M S Mehta
205    Ans) United Kingdom
206    Ans) Georgia
207    Ans) Asian Development Bank
208    Ans) United Kingdom
209    Ans) Sim Bhullar
210    Ans) INS Kamorta
211    Ans) Satish Upadhyay
212    Ans) Sri Lanka
213    Ans) Coimbatore
214    Ans) India
215    Ans) Visakhapatnam
216    Ans) Tamil Nadu
217    Ans) National Aluminium Co
218    Ans) India
219    Ans) 180 days
220    Ans) Bolivia
221    Ans) Gujarat
222    Ans) YES Bank
223    Ans) Andhra Pradesh
224    Ans) Flipkart
225    Ans) Woodland
226    Ans) France
227    Ans) Rajasthan
228    Ans) Domestic Systematically Important Banks
229    Ans) Guinea
230    Ans) Daniel Ricciardo

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