Current Affairs Quiz August, 2014



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Current Affairs Quiz August, 2014

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Q1. Who has been selected for Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award in Aug 2014 for his outstanding contribution

towards the promotion of Communal harmony, peace and goodwill?

A) Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra B) Gulzar



C) Muzaffar Ali D) Farooq Sheikh

Q2. How many sportsperson was awarded with India's top most sports award, the "Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2014"

as announced in Aug 2014?

A) Zero B) One C) Two D) Three

Q3. USA unemployment rate stood at ______ in July (announced in Aug 2014).



A) 6.2% B) 7.1% C) 6.6% D) 6.1%

Q4. The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against the Chairman and Managing Director of ____________, S K Jain for alleged bribery case in Aug 2014. As per allegation, the CMD asked for bribe to extend credit facilities to certain companies.

A) United Bank of India B) Syndicate Bank

C) IDBI Bank D) Allahabad Bank

Q5. The board of directors of India’s largest milk federation, the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), unanimously elected whom as the new Chairman in Aug 2014?

A) Vipul Chaudhary B) Anandibhai Patel C) Jethabhai Patel D) None of These

Q6. "Hiroshima Day" is observed on __________________.

A) 8-August B) 6-August C) 9-August D) 18-August

Q7. Who took over as the new Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in Aug 2014?

A) R K Tewari B) Shashi Kant Sharma



C) K V Chowdary D) A P M Mohammed Hanish

Q8. Deputy National security Advisor __________ resigned and his resignation was accepted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 31st July 2014.



A) Nehchal Sandhu B) Arvind Gupta C) R N Ravi D) Shashi Kant Sharma

Q9. Abhishek Verma received the Arjuna award - 2014 in Aug 2014. He is associated with which sport?

A) Hockey B) Wrestling C) Shooting D) Archery

Q10. Reserve Bank of India's new deputy governor __________ took charge of banking supervision, currency management, financial stability and rural credit in Aug 2014.



A) S S Mundra B) KC Chakrabarty C) Anand Sinha D) Harun Rashid Khan

Q11. The first Indian woman mountaineer to scale Mount Everest, Bachendri Pal was awarded with the “Bharat Gaurav” award by the football East Bengal Club in Aug 2014. The football club is based in which city?

A) Lucknow B) Kolkata C) Allahabad D) Panaji

Q12 Indian athlete ___________ won GOLD medal in men's discus throw event at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Aug 2014. This is also India’s first GOLD medal in athletics in the Commonwealth games 2014.

A) Renjith Maheshwary B) Om Prakash Karhana

C) Vikas Gowda D) Irfan Kolothum Thodi
Q13. "Organ Donation Day" is observed on __________________.

A) 12-August B) 11-August C) 9-August D) 6-August

Q14. Who became the first Indian woman gymnast of India to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games in Aug 2014? She won a bronze medal in the vault event and scripted history for and in India.

A) Vijay Kumar B) Prabhjot Bajw C) Dipa Karmakar D) Palak Kour Bijral

Q15. The prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Awards for year 2014 was announced in Aug 2014. Journalist Hu Shuli whose work has led to the ouster of corrupt officials won the award. He belongs to which country?

A) Indonesia B) China C) Japan D) Thailand

Q16. How many Indian companies are placed in the list of Forbes’ list of the world’s 100 most innovative companies that investors think are most likely to “generate big, new growth ideas’’, published in Aug 2014?

A) Four B) Five C) Six D) Seven

Q17. The 20th Commonwealth Games was concluded at Glasgow in Aug 2014 through a glittering concluding ceremony. India finished at _________ position as per medal tally after posting a successful performance in the tournament. Indian athletes won 15 gold medals, 30 silver medals and 19 bronze medals for a total haul of 64 medals to finish fifth

A) Third B) Fourth C) Fifth D) Sixth

Q18. The 20th Commonwealth Games was concluded at Glasgow in Aug 2014. Which country leads the medal tally with 58 GOLD medals, 59 silver medals and 57 Bronze medals in the same?

A) Australia B) England C) Canada D) Scotland

Q19. Mathematician and Stanford University professor Maryam Mirzakhanibecame the first woman to win the Fields Medal this year in Aug 2014. She is from which country?

A) Syria B) Iraq C) Iran D) Turkey

Q20. Who from Bandminton sports received the Arjuna award - 2014 in Aug 2014?

A) V. Diju B) Aparna Balan C) Jwala Gutta D) PV Sindhu

Q21. India men's hockey team won a _________ medal on the final day of the 20th Commonwealth Games at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre in Aug 2014.

A) Gold B) Silver C) Bronze D) No Medal

Q22. The World Bank has pledged ___________ in emergency FUNDING to Ebola virus hit countries in West Africa which include Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to contain the spread of the deadly virus in Aug 2014.

A) USD 100 million B) USD 200 million C) USD 50 million D) USD 300 million

Q23. "World Senior Citizen’s Day" is observed on ______.



A) 8-August B) 6-August C) 9-August D) 18-August

Q24. Who was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court in Aug 2014? She also became the first woman Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court.



A) Justice Dr. Manjula Chellur B) Justice N.P. Singh

C) Justice S L Bhojegowda D) Justice B.S. Chauhan

Q25. Who has been appointed as deputy National Security Adviser in Aug 2014? He will also be Secretary, National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), an apex advisory body tasked with suggesting to the government on political, economic and strategic security concerns.

A) Nehchal Sandhu B) Arvind Gupta C) R N Ravi D) Shashi Kant Sharma

Q26. Who has taken over as the new Vice Chief of Army Staff in Aug 2014?

A) Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag B) Bikram Singh



C) Lt Gen Philip Campose D) Vijay Kumar Singh

Q27. The Reserve Bank of India has reduced the SLR rate by 50 bps to ________ during its announcement of August 2014 monetary policy review.

A) 23.5% B) 22.5% C) 23% D) 22%

Q28. Union Cabinet has approved a proposal in Aug 2014 to empower the Juvenile Justice Board to decide whether a juvenile of above _________ involved in heinous crimes such as rape will be considered as a juvenile or an adult to be tried in a regular court.

A) 14 Years B) 15 Years C) 16 Years D) 17 Years

Q29. The union cabinet has also approved raising FDI limit in the defence sector to __________ in the Cabinet meeting held in Aug 2014 headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This move will boost the domestic defence industry as India import more than 70% of its military equipment.

A) 26% B) 49% C) 51% D) 74%

Q30. The cabinet has opened up the railway infrastructure segment for FDI to push new reforms and attract more foreign investment. It has approved _________ FDI in areas such as high-speed train systems, suburban corridors and dedicated freight line projects implemented in PPP mode in Aug 2014.

A) 26% B) 49% C) 74% D) 100%

Q31. Famous cartoonist Pran Kumar Sharma, popularly known as Pran, passed away in Aug 2014? What is the most popular chomic character he has created?

A) Baman B) Pinki C) Naagraaj D) Chacha Chaudhury

Q32. H.N. Girisha received the Arjuna award - 2014 in Aug 2014. He is associated with which sport?



A) Para-Athletics B) Wrestling C) Shooting D) Archery

Q33. German ERP giant SAP has appointed ___________ as the Managing Director for SAP Labs India, German company's third largest R&D center globally, in Aug 2014?

A) Anirban Dey B) Vishal Sikka C) None of These D) Dilipkumar Khandelwal

Q34. The European Central Bank (ECB) has reduced its benchmark interest rate at record low of ________ during its monetary policy review in Aug 2014.

A) 0.25% B) 0.5% C) 0.75% D) 0.15%

Q35. The Bank of England has kept Interest rates unchanged at record low of ________, as per the monetary policy announcement in Aug 2014.

A) 0.75% B) 0.5% C) 0.25% D) 1%

Q36. The 18th BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) ministerial meeting on climate change held in __________ in Aug 2014.

A) Mumbai B) New Delhi C) Shanghai D) Brasilia

Q37. "International Youth Day" is observed on __________________.

A) 21-August B) 16-August C) 12 –August D) 18-August

Q38. The Reserve Bank of India has kept marginal standing facility (MSF) rate unchanged at ________ during its announcement of August 2014 monetary policy review.

A) 10% B) 9% C) 8% D) 7%

Q39. Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah has announced that the government has launched a scheme ___________ in Aug 2014 to provide interest subsidy on educational loans for overseas studies for students belonging to the notified minority communities like Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Parsis.

A) Padhai Pardesh B) Sikhsha Pardesh C) Padho Pardesh D) None of These

Q40. The Reserve Bank of India has announced some measures to tighten the regulatory framework for asset reconstruction companies. The RBI said ARCs will henceforth have to mandatorily invest and hold minimum __________ compared to earlier 5% of the Security Receipts issued by them against the assets acquired from banks on an ongoing basis till the redemption of all the receipts.

A) 20% B) 10% C) 15% D) 12%

Q41. Who has been nominated and appointed as the Vice-President of the Indian Chamber of Commerce in Aug 2014?



A) Aditya Vardhan Agarwal B) Sanjiv Goenka

C) Aniruddha Basu D) None of These

Q42. India Ratings & Research (a Fitch group company) has increased Indian GDP growth project to _______________ for the current FINANCIAL year 2014-15 (announced in Aug 2014).

A) 5.3% B) 5.6% C) 5.7% D) 6.1%

Q43. Who has received the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award from the All India Management Association (AIMA) in Aug 2014?

A) M G George Muthoot B) Chandra Shekhar Ghosh

C) N Chandrasekaren D) S. S. Badrinath

Q44. Who has received the ‘Emerging Business Leader of the Year’ award from the All India Management Association (AIMA) in Aug 2014?



A) M G George Muthoot B) Chandra Shekhar Ghosh

C) N Chandrasekaren D) S. S. Badrinath

Q45. Which Indian Cricketer received the Arjuna award - 2014 in Aug 2014?

A) Suresh Raina B) R. Ashwin C) Sikhar Dhawan D) Cheteshwar Pujara

Q46. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued draft guidelines for implementation of a new payment system BBPS, an anytime anywhere bill payment system in Aug 2014. What is its full form?

A) Bharat Bill Payment Service B) Bharat Bill Payment System

C) Better Bill Payment System D) None of These

Q47. "Quit India Day" is observed on __________________.

A) 8-August B) 6-August C) 9-August D) 18-August

Q48. The Reserve Bank has issued revised guidelines for mortgage guarantee companies in Aug 2014 which said that guarantees provided by MGCs may be treated as contingent liabilities, for which credit conversion factor would be considered as __________ compared to present consideration of 100%.

A) 40% B) 50% C) 60% D) 70%

Q49. Indian capital MARKET regulator, SEBI has imposed a penalty of 13 crore rupees on which company in Aug 2014 for alleged irregularities in issuance of warrants by the company to its promoters. The case related to 2007 earnings and the company's repeatedly failed to disclose the key earnings ratio.

A) Essar Oil C) Bhushan Steel C) Reliance Industries D) Reliance Communication

Q50. Zeeshan Ali received the Dhyan Chand award - 2014 in Aug 2014. He is associated with which sport?

A) Hockey B) Tennis C) Shooting D) Archery

Q51. Who joined infrastructure finance company IDFC as the head of Bharat Banking with effect from 8th August 2014. IDFC has recently won the commercial banking licence from the RBI recently and plans to start banking operations by end of next year.

A) S S Mundra B) KC Chakrabarty C) Ravi Shankar D) Harun Rashid Khan

Q52. Philips India has roped in which bollywood actress as its brand ambassador for its beauty business, which includes a range of hair and depilation devices, in Aug 2014?

A) Pareneeti Chopra B) Deepika Padukone C) Alia Bhatt D) Priyanka Chopra

Q53. Who has won first direct presidential election of Turkey after securing 52% of the total votes in the election held in Aug 2014?



A) Recep Tayyip Erdogan B) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu

C) Kemal K?l?çdaro?lu D) Abdullah Gül

Q54. Famous striker Miroslav Klose, the broke record as the all-time World Cup top scorer in the recently held FIFA world cup, announced his retirement from international football in Aug. He belongs to which country?

A) Portugal B) Brazil C) Germany D) Italy

Q55. Who won the Toronto Masters Men's singles held in Aug 2014?

A) Novak Djokovic B) Roger Federer C) Stanislas Wawrinka C) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Q56. Who won the Women's singles title at the WTA Montreal tournament held in Aug 2014?

A) Sabine Lisicki B) Ana Ivanovic C) Venus Williams D) Agnieszka Radwanska

Q57. Which Indian state has become the most favoured destination of foreign tourists in the north-eastern states of the country, as per the latest figures published by the Central Tourism Ministry in Aug 2014?

A) Sikkim B) Assam C) Manipur D) Arunachal Pradesh

Q58. Mahabir Prasad received the Dronacharya award - 2014 in Aug 2014. He is associated with which sport?

A) Boxing B) Wrestling C) Shooting D) Archery

Q59. "Intl. Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples" is observed on __________________.

A) 8-August B) 6-August C) 9-August D) 18-August

Q60. Which Indian archer won a Gold and two Bronze medals at the Archery World Cup Stage IV in Wroclaw, Poland in Aug 2014? Indian team finished at fifth with a total of 5 medals.



A) Deepika Kumari B) Bombayala Devi Lashram

C) akshmi Rani Manji D) None of These

Q61. India’s Retail inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index, stood at ______ in July (announced in Aug 2014).

A) 7.96% B) 8.90% C) 8.28% D) 7.31%

Q62. India’s overall inflation, measured by the Wholesale price index, stood at _______ in June 2014 (published in Aug 2014).

A) 4.8% B) 6.01% C) 5.7% D) 3.4%

Q63. Who has been named as the new Prime Minister of Iraq in Aug 2014? He was given 30 days to form the next government and present it for the approval of parliament.

A) Ali al Adeeb B) Mohammed Fuad Masum

C) Haider al-Abadi D) Ibrahim al?Jaafari

Q64. Oscar Winning veteran actor ______________ was found dead in his apartment in Aug 2014. He was known as one of the best Comic heroes of Hollywood. He won Oscar as best supporting actor for the movie “Good Will Hunting”

A) Philip Seymour Hoffman B) Robin Williams

C) Sally Field D) Dustin Hoffman

Q65. Gurcharan Singh Gogi received the Lifetime Achievement Dronacharya award - 2014 in Aug 2014. He is associated with which sport?

A) Boxing B) Wrestling C) Judo D) Archery

Q66. The Reserve Bank of India has kept the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) unchanged at ________ during its announcement of August 2014 monetary policy review.

A) 5% B) 4.5% C) 4.25% D) 4%

Q67. Who has been appointed as the new Governor of Rajasthan in Aug 2014?

A) Kalyan Singh B) Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala

C) C. Vidyasagar Rao D) Mridula Sinha

Q68. Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the Leh Srinagar Transmission Line in Leh and Chutak hydro-power project in ______________ to the nation In Aug 2014.

A) Leh B) Jammu C) Kargil D) Sri Nagar

Q69. Three MPS have been awarded wtih Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards in Aug 2014. President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the awards at a function in Parliament library for the years 2010, 2011 and 2012. Who in the list is not among them.

A) Sharad Yadav B) Arun Jaitley C) Karan Singh D) Kapil Sibal

Q70. Who has been elected unopposed as Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha in Aug 2014 after all major parties extended support to him?

A) Arjun Charan Sethi B) P. Kumar C) M Thambidurai D) V. Senthil Balaji

Q71. Which Indian businessperson has been conferred the 18th MMA Amalgamations Business Leadership Award at a function in Chennai in Aug 2014 in recognition of his ability to foresee economic trends, manage change, take bold initiatives, sustain values and for his contributions to business, industry and society?

A) Adi Godrej B) Azim Premji C) Ratan Tata D) N R Narayana Murthy

Q72. Which country secured No 1 position based on the Global Peace Index, 2014 published by the Institute for Economics and Peace in Aug 2014?

A) Iceland B) Denmark C) Australia D) Switzerland

Q73. Indian-origin mathematician ____________ has been awarded the prestigious Fields Medal at the International Mathematical Union’s (IMU) International Congress of Mathematicians in Aug 2014 in Seoul for developing powerful new methods in geometry of numbers.

A) Subhash Khot B) Akshay Venkatesh C) Manjul Bhargava D) Maryam Mirzakhani

Q74. "Photography Day" is observed on __________________.

A) 21-August B) 16-August C) 19-August D) 18-August

Q75. Gurmail Singh received the Dhyan Chand award - 2014 in Aug 2014. He is associated with which sport?



A) Hockey B) Wrestling C) Shooting D) Archery

Q76. Iranian-born mathematician and Stanford University professor _________________ became the first woman and Iranian to win the Fields Medal this year in Aug 2014. Also Artur Avila became the first Brazilian and Martin Hairer became the first Austrian to win the medal.



A) Maryam Mirzakhani B) Martin Hairer

C) Artur Avila D) None of These

Q77. Indian origin ___________ was awarded with the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize by the International Mathematical Union, at the International Congress of Mathematicians 2014 held in Seoul in Aug 2014. He was awarded for his “prescient definition of the ‘Unique Games’ problem, and leading the effort to understand its complexity and its pivotal role in the study of efficient approximation of optimisation problems’’.

A) Subhash Khot B) Akshay Venkatesh C) Manjul Bhargava D) Maryam Mirzakhani

Q78. United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) appointed three member to its Commission of Inquiry to probe possible war crimes and human rights violations during a month long conflict in Gaza on 12th August. The commission will be headed by ______________.

A) Amal Alamuddin B) William Schabas C) Doudou Diene D) None of These

Q79. Japan’s economy was contracted by an annualized rate of ____________ during April-June quarter due to a controversial sales tax increase by the Government recently (published in Aug 2014).

A) 4.8% B) 5.1% C) 6.8% D) 7.9%

Q80. The Reserve Bank of India has kept repo rate unchanged at ________ during its announcement of August 2014 monetary policy review.



A) 8% B) 7.75% C) 7.25% D) 7%

Q81. Justices Abhay Manohar Sapre, R Banumathi, Prafulla Chandra Pant and Uday Umesh Lalit have been appointed as the new Supreme Court judges in Aug 2014. With this appointment, total strength of Supreme Court judges touched ________ including Chief Justice R M Lodha.

A) 28 B) 29 C) 30 D) 31

Q82. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set up Expenditure Management Commission headed by former RBI Governor _____________ in Aug 2014. This committee will suggest ways to reduce food, fertiliser and oil subsidies and narrow the fiscal deficit.



A) Bimal Jalan B) Duvvuri Subbarao C) YV Reddy D) C. Rangarajan

Q83. ___________ Presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was killed in a plane crash in Aug 2014 raising doubt about the upcoming Presidential election scheduled to be held later this year.

A) Uruguay B) Columbia C) Argentina D) Brazil

Q84. Euro zone economic growth stood at ____________in the second quarter of the current year (announced in Aug 2014).

A) -0.3% B) 0% C) 0.2% D) 0.8%

Q85. Which Football club won the UEFA Football Super Cup, the first European trophy of the season, in Aug 2014?

A) Barcelona B) Real Madrid C) Manchester United D) Manchester City

Q86. The reserve Bank of India has imposed a limit of 3 transactions per month from ATMs of other banks and 5 from the same bank in how many metropolitan cities in Aug 2014?

A) Five B) Six (Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Hyderabad)

C) Seven D) Eight

Q87. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has reduced the rate of interest on their refinance facilities to banks by 20-50 basis points to boost INVESTMENTS in the agriculture sector. The new rates of interest on refinance will now be ___________ compared to 9.5% earlier for 5 years period.

A) 9.00% B) 9.20% C) 9.30% D) 9.35%

Q88. India’s overall inflation, measured by the Wholesale price index, stood at _______ in July 2014 (published in Aug 2014).

A) 4.8% B) 6.01% C) 5.7% D) 5.19%

Q89. "National Sports Day" is observed on __________________.

A) 21-August B) 29-August C) 23-August D) 27-August

Q90. Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioned _____________, India's largest indigenously built warship, at a ceremony held at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai in Aug 2014. 60% of the warship is built in India and it is a symbol of self-reliance of Indian Navy.

A) INS Kochin B) INS Kolkata C) INS Bombay D) INS Madras

Q91. Prime Minister Narendra Mod has announced a Financial inclusion plan during his maiden Independence Day speech, named as the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna. This will help the poor open bank accounts and the main features of the scheme include a ____________ overdraft facility for Aadhar-linked accounts, a Ru Pay Debit Card with an inbuilt Rs. 1 lakh accident insurance cover and minimum monthly remuneration of Rs. 5,000 to business correspondents.

A) Rs. 10,000 B) Rs. 5,000 C) Rs. 15,000 D) None of These

Q92. Which two state governments have signed an MoU for rural livelihood mission in Aug 2014?

A) Karnataka and Goa B) Karnataka and Kerala

C) Karnataka and Maharashtra D) Tamil Nadu and Kerala

Q93. The International Political Science Association has honoured Delhi University professor ______________ with the Global South Award for his outstanding work on the politics of the developing world in Aug 2014.

A) Pradeep Kapur B) Sunil Kumar C) Aditi Chowdhury D) Prabhu Mohapatra

Q94. India was ranked at ____________ position based on the Global Peace Index, 2014 published by the Institute for Economics and Peace in Aug 2014.

A) 134th B) 143th C) 105th D) 162nd

Q95. The Reserve Bank of India has kept Reverse Repo rate unchanged at ________ during its announcement of August 2014 monetary policy review.

A) 6.75% B) 7.75% C) 7.25% D) 7%

Q96. Who won the Men's singles title at the Cincinnati Open Singles Tennis tournament held in Aug 2014?

A) Novak Djokovic B) Roger Federer C) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga D) Stanislas Wawrinka

Q97. FDI in China dropped by 16.95% in July compared to same month last year to ____________ (announced in Aug 2014).

A) USD 5.95 billion B) USD 9.12 billion C) USD 7.81 billion D) None of These

Q98. Former Sri Lanka Skipper ____________ ended his 17-year Test career on a victorious note In Aug 2014 as Sri Lanka won the second and final Test against Pakistan by 105 runs to win the series 2-0.

A) Kumar Sangakkara B) Tillakaratne Dilshan

C) Mahela Jayawardene D) Angelo Mathews

Q99. Who won the Women's singles title at the Cincinnati open Singles Tennis tournament held in Aug 2014?

A) Sabine Lisicki B) Ana Ivanovic C) Serena Williams D) Agnieszka Radwanska

Q100. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of Union Public Service Commission in Aug 2014?



A) Rajni Razdan B) D P Agrawal C) Alka Sirohi D) Venkatarami Reddy Y

Q101. How many sportsperson was awarded with the sports award, the "Arjuna Award 2014" as announced in Aug 2014?

A) Sixteen B) Fourteen C) Twelve D) Fifteen

Q102. __________________ has become the first IIM to obtain the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation in business programmes for a period of 5 years in Aug 2014.

A) Indian Institute of Management Bangalore B) Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

C) Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad D) Indian Institute of Management Indore

Q103. "World Humanitarian Day" is observed on __________________.

A) 21-August B) 26-August C) 19-August D) 18-August

Q104. Which Indian squash player became the first Indian reach the semifinals of World Junior Squash Championship held in Windhoek, Namibia in Aug 2014?

A) Kush Kumar B) Saurav Ghosal C) Mahesh Mangaonkar D) None of These

Q105. Which global IT company bought the startup behind a Jetpac mobile application that creates insightful travel guides by analyzing pictures from social networks such as Instagram in Aug 2014?

A) Microsoft B) Facebook C) Google D) Apple

Q106. After a humiliating defeat in the recently concluded Pataudi Trophy test-series against England, India’s ranking dropped to ___________ position in the latest ICC Test team rankings published in Dubai in Aug 2014.

A) Third B) Fourth C) Fifth D) Sixth

Q107. India was ranked at ___________ position in the list of top ten wind power producers in the world by adding 1,700 MW capacity in 2013, as per the Renewables 2014 Global Status Report published in Aug 2014.

A) Third B) Fourth C) Fifth D) Sixth

Q108. Which mobile company leads the Indian handset MARKET in India with market share of 17%, as per the latest report published by IDC in Aug 2014?

A) Micromax B) Samsung C) Nokia D) Karbonn

Q109. Which IT company has announced to spend 200 crore rupees for Clean India Campaign as a part of their CSR activities in Aug 2014?

A) Infosys Limited B) Tata Consultancy Services

C) Wipro D) HCL Technologies

Q110. The BCCI has appointed former captain ______________ as the Team Director in Aug 2014 post India's humiliating 3-1 series loss against England in the recently concluded Pataudi Trophy test-series.

A) Sunil Gavaskar B) Kapil Dev C) Ravi Shastri D) Dilip Vengsarkar

Q111. India's TRADE deficit stood at ________ in July 2014 (announced in Aug 2014).

A) USD 12.2 billion B) USD 10 billion C) USD 11.23 billion D) USD 9.25 billion

Q112. Indian capital Delhi has been ranked at ____________ position out of 140 world cities in the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) 'Global Liveability Ranking' released in Aug 2014. This dismal ranking indicates to the lack of urban planning across India's polluted and chaotic cities.

A) 91st B) 111th C) 126th D) 85th

Q113. Which city has been ranked as No 1 out of 140 world cities in the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) 'Global Liveability Ranking' released in Aug 2014?

A) London B) Melbourne C) Vienna D) Tokyo

Q114. An Indian neuroscientist in the US, ___________, has been awarded Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) under President Barack Obama's multi-year Brain Initiative to map the human brain in Aug 2014.

A) Deepak Pandya B) Anirvan Ghosh

C) Partha Mitra D) Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Q115. "Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Divas" is observed on __________________.

A) 21-August B) 20-August C) 29-August D) 24-August

Q116. Sixteen-year-old Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver in Formula One history in 2015 season after being singed in Aug 2014 for the season. He was signed for which Formula One team?

A) Marcedez B) Ferrari C) Red Bull D) McLaren

Q117. Senior Congress leader _____________ has been appointed as the Chairman of Parliament's Public Accounts Committee, PAC in Aug 2014.

A) Kapil Sibal B) P Chidambaram C) K V Thomas D) Ajay Maken

Q118. The Government has constituted a high-level committee to recommend restructuring of Food Corporation of India (FCI) in Aug 2014. This will be headed by ____________ and the committee will submit its report to the Government within three months.

A) Hari Gautam B) RK Singh C) Shanta Kumar D) Sivaramakrishnan

Q119. World-famous ___________ BKS Iyengar passed away following illness in Aug 2014. He was honoured with Padma Vibhushan by Indian Government.

A) Author B) Yoga guru C) Actor D) Musician

Q120. Thailand coup leader, Army Chief ___________, has been elected as the 29th Prime Minister of Thailand in Aug 2014.

A) Anupong Paochinda B) Thaksin Shinawatra

C) Prayuth Chan-ocha D) None of These

Q121. Which India's neighbour country has decided to join the newly formed BRICS development Bank in AUg 2014, an initiative taken by the five emerging countries of the world - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa?

A) Bhutan B) Bangladesh C) Nepal D) Sri Lanka

Q122. "Earth Overshoot Day 2013" was observed on __________________.

A) 21-August B) 26-August C) 20-August D) 18-August

Q123. Which company secured the first rank in the list of Forbes’ list of the world’s 100 most innovative companies for the fourth consecutive time that investors think are most likely to “generate big, new growth ideas’’, published in Aug 2014?

A) Alexion Pharmaceuticals B) Sales force

C) ARM Holdings D) Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Q124. Cyril Baldock has set the world record for being the oldest person to cross the English Channel in Aug 2014. The 70 year old swimmer completed the swim between England and France in 12 hours and 45 minutes. He is from which country?

A) France B) New Zealand C) Australia D) USA

Q125. Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated NTPC's thermal power station at Mouda to the nation in Aug 2014. This power station is in which Indian state?

A) Andhra Pradesh B) Kerala C) Karnataka D) Maharashtra

Q126. The Reserve Bank of India introduced a minimum set of guidelines for nonbanking finance companies (NBFCs) on lending against shares in order to reduce volatility in the capital MARKET due to NBFCs offloading shares pledged by borrowers who have defaulted on loans. As per the new guidelines, NBFCs with asset size of Rs 100 crore and above, the NBFCs have to maintain a loan-to-value (of shares pledged) of _________ and accept only Group 1 securities as collateral for loans of a value more than Rs 5 lakh.

A) 60% B) 75% C) 50% D) 80%

Q127. Which Indian brand/company has been ranked as India’s most valuable brand with a brand value of USD 9.4 billion, as per the first edition of the BrandZ Top 50 Most Valuable Indian Brands ranking published in Mumbai in Aug 2014?

A) ICICI Bank B) HDFC Bank C) Bharti Airtel D) State Bank of India

Q128. Five Indian companies are placed in the list of Forbes’ list of the world’s 100 most innovative companies that investors think are most likely to “generate big, new growth ideas’’, published in Aug 2014. Which Indian company leads the list among Indian copanies?

A) Larsen & Toubro B) Tata Consultancy Services

C) Sun Pharma Industries D) Hindustan Unilever

Q129. How many Indian companies are placed in the list of Forbes’ list of the world’s 100 most innovative companies that investors think are most likely to“generate big, new growth ideas’’, published in Aug 2014?

A) Four B) Five C) Six D) Seven

Q130. The Central Government is all set of appoint ___________ as the new Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) as per announcement made in Aug 2014.

A) Kaushik Basu B) Raghuram Rajan C) Arvind Subramanian D) Arvind Panagariya

Q131. The Reserve Bank has projected India’s economic growth at _________ in the current financial year due to improvement in manufacturing activity and INVESTMENT, in its annual report for the Financial Year 2013-14 published in Aug 2014.

A) 4.8% B) 5.1% C) 5.5% D) 5.9%

Q132. The Indian Banks’ Association has elected ____________ as the Chairman of the Association for 2014-15 at its 67th annual general meeting in Aug 2014.

A) KR Kamath B) TM Bhasin C) Arun Kaul D) SL Bansal

Q133. Jnanpith award winner and famous ____________ writer U R Ananthamurthy passed away in Aug 2014. He was awarded with the Padma Bhushan in 1998, Jnanpith award in 1994, the state Rajyothsava award in 1984. He was also nominated for the 2013 Man Booker International Prize.

A) Marathi B) Telugu C) Kannada D) Malayalam

Q134. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Pradhan Mantri Krishi Seenchayi Yojana to meet the irrigation needs of all farmers across the country in Aug 2014. Total __________ has been allocated for implementation of the scheme.

A) Rs 100 crore B) Rs 500 crore C) Rs 1000 crore D) Rs 1500 crore

Q135. An indigenously built anti-submarine warfare corvette named as __________was inducted into the Eastern Fleet of the Indian Navy in Aug 2014. This is the first of four ASW stealth corvettes designed by the Navy’s in-house organisation, the Directorate of Naval Design (DND), under Project 28.

A) INS Kochin B) INS Kamorta C) INS Kolkata D) None of These

Q136. __________-based wrestling academy, Guru Hanuman Akhara, has been chosen for Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar (RKPP) award for this year, as per a Sports Ministry release in Aug 2014.

A) Punjab B) Haryana C) Delhi D) Rajasthan

Q137. Online restaurant and food discovery site ____________ acquired Czech Republic’s and Slovakia's restaurant guides Lunchtime.cz and Obedovat.sk respectively for a total amount of USD 3.25 million in Aug 2014.

A) Foodpanda.com B) Burp.com C) Zomato D) None of These

Q138. Oscar-winning British actor, film director and producer Richard Attenborough, famous for his critically-acclaimed biopic on ____________, has passed away. Lord Attenborough won an Academy Award for best director for the biopic film in 1983. He also won four BAFTA Awards and four Golden Globe Awards

A) Oskar Schindler B) Mahatma Gandhi C) Nelson Mandela D) Abraham Lincoln

Q139. Who won the Belgian Grand Prix held in Aug 2014?

A) Nico Rosberg B) Lewis Hamilton C) Daniel Ricciardo D) Valtteri Bottas

Q140. In a significant ruling, India's higher court the Supreme Court has ruled in Aug 2014 that all coal mining licences awarded between __________ are illegal. During this period, different governments gave rights to mine coal to state and private companies in a manner which was "not fair and transparent" and without competitive bidding, said a bench headed by Chief Justice R.M Lodha.

A) 1991 and 2012 B) 1995 and 2010 C) 1993 and 2010 D) 1998 and 2012

Q141. Textiles Ministry has inked a pact with which domestic e-commerce company in Aug 2014 to provide an online MARKETING platform to handloom weavers across the country in order to boost the handloom sector, empower the weavers and uplift manufacturing in the country?

A) Amazon.in B) Snapdeal C) Flipkart D) Zomato

Q142. Central Government has appointed ____________ as the new chief of Joint Intelligence Committee, a body tasked to assess intelligence gathered by various intelligence agencies including IB and RAW and functions under the National Security Council Secretariat, in Aug 2014.

A) Nehchal Sandhu B) Arvind Gupta C) R N Ravi D) Shashi Kant Sharma

Q143. Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has awarded ____________ with the ICSI Life Time Achievement Award 2013 for Excellence in Corporate Governance in Aug 2014.

A) Azim Premji B) Ratan Tata C) N R Narayana Murthy D) Shiv Nadar

Q144. Which Global company ___________ announced acquisition of the videogame platform Twitch for USD 1 billion in AUg 2014 which will enable millions of people to watch games being played on the site.

A) Google B) eBay C) Amazon D) Yahoo

Q145. South Africa’s economy grew by ________ during April-June quarter of the current year, which helps the economy to avoid recession (announced in Aug 2014).

A) 0.2% B) 0.6% C) 0.9% D) 1.7%

Q146. Who has been appointed as the new Governor of Karnataka in Aug 2014?

A) Kalyan Singh B) Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala

C) C. Vidyasagar Rao D) Mridula Sinha

Q147. Bhartiya Janata Party has announced a ___________-member Parliamentary Board in Aug 2014 which includes names of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP general Secretary J P Nadda among others. Veteran party leaders LK Advani and MM Joshi were not included in the board but were included in a new body, the 'Margdarshak Mandal'. The 'Margdarshak Mandal' (guiding body) is a five-member body that consitutes of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Narendra Modi, LK Advani, MM Joshi and Rajnath Singh.

A) Ten B) Twelve C) Fourteen D) Fifteen

Q148. Who has been elected as First President of Indian Steel Association (ISA), which was formally launched by Major domestic steel producers on 26th August 2014?

A) Sajjan Jinda B) TV Narendran C) C.S.Verma D) P Madhusudan

Q149. India’s telecom major __________ and Grow-Trees.com will come together to plant 3,00,000 saplings under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative to develop country’s first private wildlife corridor between Kanha and Pench Tiger Reserve. Both the companies have announced this campaign in Aug 2014.

A) Aircel B) Vodafone C) Bharti Airtel D) Reliance Communication

Q150. Indian women cricket captain ___________ has retained No 1 rank for batters in the latest ICC women’s rankings published in Aug 2014.

A) Mithali Raj B) Jhulan Goswami C) Poonam Raut D) Amita Sharma

Q151. The government announced the minimum monthly pension of __________ and a higher wage ceiling of Rs. 15,000 for social security schemes run by retirement FUND manager EPFO in Aug 2014 which will be implemented from 1st September.

A) Rs. 7000 B) Rs. 1,000 C) Rs. 1,500 D) Rs. 2,000

Q152. Which bollywood actor has been roped in as Ambassador of Interpol’s initiative ‘Turn Back Crime’ campaign to promote awareness about prevention of crime in Aug 2014? With this, he has become the first Indian to be roped in as Ambassador of Interpol.

A) Amitabh Bachchan B) Anupam Kher C) Amir Khan D) Shahrukh Khan

Q153. Who has been sworn in as the President of Turkey after winning the country's first public vote after serving three terms as Prime Minister in Aug 2014?



A) Recep Tayyip Erdogan B) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu

C) Kemal Klçdarolu D) Abdullah Gül

Q154. US actor and singer _________ has been named for the honorary Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Oscar Award in Aug 2014. This is one of the three Governor's Award given by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for lifetime achievement. He will recieve the award in November this year.

A) Dorothy Dandridge B) Harry Belafonte

C) Sidney Poitier D) Stephen Belafonte

Q155. Eurozone inflation stood at __________ in August which is the lowest level since the recent FINANCIAL crisis and poses significant risk for deflation.

A) 0.2% B) 0.3% C) 0.5% D) 0.7%

Q156. Brazilian economy fallen into recession as its economy was conracted by ________ during second quarter of current year following a 0.2% contraction in the previous quarter (announced in Aug 2014).

A) 0.2% B) 0.3% C) 0.6% D) 1.1%

Q157. Famous footballer ___________ was named the UEFA Best Player in Europe in Aug 2014, his second after he won the same in 2008.



A) Cristiano Ronaldo B) Manuel Neuer

C) Arjen Robben D) Lionel Messi

Q158. National Sports Day was celebrated on ___________ across the country. The National Sports Day is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of famous hockey player Dhyan Chand who was India’s greatest hockey player.

A) 21-August B) 23-August C) 25-August D) 29-August

Q159. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his 5 day visit to Japan in Aug 2014 and both the countries signed a MoU to develop ____________ into a ‘smart city’ by using the experience of Kyoto, the ’smart city’ of Japan.

A) Surat B) Allahabad C) Varanasi D) Lucknow

Q160. Chairman of Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) __________ was appointed as Naga interlocutor on 29th August 2014, as per notification released by the PMO. He will be representing Govt of India in Naga peace talks.

A) Nehchal Sandhu B) Arvind Gupta



C) R N Ravi D) Shashi Kant Sharma

Q161. Who has been appointed as the new Governor of Maharashtra in Aug 2014?

A) Kalyan Singh B) Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala

C) C. Vidyasagar Rao D) Mridula Sinha

Q162. After Governors, the Narendra Modi government planned to remove independent directors appointed by the previous UPA regime on PSU boards. NDA government recerntly sacked four directors on the board of which PSU?

A) NTPC B) ONGC C) Indian Oil Corp D) BHEL

Q163. In a rare honour, the US Post Service will issue a special postage stamp to commemorate legendary Indian actor _______________ in Aug 2014. The Telugu actor, who has spent 70 years in the industry, was awarded with all the top honours of the Indian film industry including the top most honour “Dada Saheb Phalke Award”.

A) Rajkumar B) Akkineni Nageswara Rao

C) N. T. Rama Rao D) None of These

Q164. Famous __________ Bipin Chandra passed away at his residence in Aug2014 after prolonged illness.

A) Author B) Politician C) Historian D) Actor

Q165. India’s economic growth rebounded sharply in the first quarter (April-June) of the current FINANCIAL year to ___________ due to strong output by manufacturing and services sectors (announced in Aug 2014).

A) 5.1% B) 4.9% C) 5.7% D) 6.1%

Q166. The manufacturing sector, which accounts for nearly 14% of the economy, grew by __________ in the first quarter compared to 1.4% contraction in the previous quarter (announced in Aug 2014).

A) 3.1% B) 3.5% C) 4.4% D) 4.9%

Q167. "One Life is Not Enough: An Autobiography" written by ormer External Affairs Minister and senior Congress Party leader _______________ was published on 1 August 2014.

A) P Chidambaram B) Kapil Sibal C) Kunwar Natwar Singh D) Kamal Nath

Q168. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cancelled the licence of The Which cooperative urban bank based in Hyderabad in Aug 2014?

A) Vasavi Coop Urban Bank LImited. B) Andhra Pradesh Mahesh Co-Op Urban Bank Ltd



C) Vasai Co-operative Urban Bank D) None of These

Q169. Dick Wagner, the famous ______________ passed away due to respiratory failure in Arizona in Aug 2014.

A) Director B) Actor C) Rock Guitarist D) Music Director

Q170. Which Indian private bank opened its branch in Dubai at the International Financial Centre in Aug 2014 and will provide wealth management services to non-resident Indians based in the UAE.

A) ICICI Bank B) HDFC Bank C) Yes Bank D) Axis Bank

Q171. Which indian state tops the list of percentage of growth in employment as per the provisional results of the Sixth Economic Census released by the Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) in Aug 2014?



A) Manipur B) Assam C) Uttar Pradesh D) Sikkim

Q172. _____________, the Foreign Office minister of Britain resigned from the government in August 2014 in protest of Britain’s policy on Gaza.

A) Sajid Javid B) Sayeeda Warsi C) Nazir Ahmed D) Sadiq Khan

Q173. Which Indian private sector bank has announced the launch of the ‘Student Travel Card’ in Aug 2014, which enables students going abroad for higher studies to take care of their expenses?



A) ICICI Bank B) HDFC Bank C) Yes Bank D) Axis Bank

Q174. Who has taken over as Managing Director and CEO of SBI Life Insurance in Aug 2014?

A) V Narsi Reddy B) Arijit Basu C) Atanu Sen D) Rajiv Lall

Q175. Who has been appointed as the new Governor of Goa in Aug 2014?

A) Kalyan Singh B) Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala

C) C. Vidyasagar Rao D) Mridula Sinha

Q176. __________ striker Didier Drogba announced his international retirement after scoring 61 goals in 103 appearances for his country. The Chelsea forward was a fixture in the national side for 12 years, playing in three World Cups and twice helping the team finish runners-up at the African Nations Cup.

A) Cameron B) Ivory Coast C) Nigeria D) South Africa

Q177. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting was held in ___________in Aug 2014.

A) Nay Pyi Taw B) Shanghai C) Bangkok D) Kualalampur

Q178. Former India cricket captain __________ headed the Arjuna Awards selection committee for choosing this year's outstanding sportspersons of the country (announced in Aug 2014).

A) Sunil Gavaskar B) Kapil Dev C) Ravi Shastri D) Dilip Bengsarkar

Q179. Former Hockey Captain ___________ was selected as the Chairman of the Dronacharya Award Selection Committee in August 2014.



A) Ajitpal Singh B) Zafar Iqbal C) Gagan Ajit Singh D) Aslam Sher Khan

Q180. Tata-Singapore Airlines (SIA) named its upcoming joint venture airline as ___________ in Aug 2014.

A) Vishal B) Vistara C) Air-Tata D) Viscara

Q181. Which Country unveiled its next generation Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Dongfeng – 41 (DF-41) in Aug 2014? The missile with an operation range varying between 12000 km to 15000 km is amongst the world’s longest range missiles.

A) USA B) France C) Russia D) China

Q182. World Elephant Day is observed on _________ across the globe. It is an international annual event and is dedicated towards the preservation and protection of the world's elephants.



A) 12-August B) 15-August C) 22-August D) 30-August

Q183. Athletics Federation of India President ____________ has been appointed the Chef-de-Mission of the Indian contingent in Aug 2014 for next month’s 183 the Chef-de-Mission of the Indian contingent in Aug 2014 for next month’s Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

A) Maharaja Yadvindra Singh B) CK Valson

C) Adille Sumariwala D) None of These

Q184. Which Indian private sector bank has launched EMI (equated monthly instalments) facility on debit cards to enable its customers to convert their high value transactions into easy instalments in Aug 2014?



A) ICICI Bank B) HDFC Bank C) Yes Bank D) Axis Bank

Q185. Which Indian state will host Football Federation Cup scheduled to be held in August 2015? The Federation Cup is an annual club level football tournament of India. It was started in 1977.

A) Punjab B) Haryana

C) Jammu and Kashmir D) Himachal Pradesh

Q186. _____________ Legend of Pakistan Hashim Khan passed away in Aug 2014.

A) Hockey B) Cricket C) Squash D) Football

Q187. Government hiked the import duty on raw and refined sugar from 15% to ________ in Aug 2014 to help the sugar industry clear cane arrears to farmers.

A) 18% B) 25% C) 20% D) 30%

Q188. Hockey India inducts Which indian state as its 23rd associate member in Aug 2014?

A) Bihar B) Uttar Pradesh C) Madhya Pradesh D) Chattisgarh

Q189. Weightlifter ______________won India's first medal of the second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China in Aug 2014.

A) Ngangbam Soniya Chanu B) Valluri Srinivasa Rao

C) Ragala Venkat Rahul D) Katulu Ravi Kumar

Q190. Veteran ______________ leader Amitava Nandy passed away in Aug 2014.

A) Indian Congress Party B) Communist Party of India

C) Bhartiya Janata Party D) Janata Dal

Q191. Gandhinagar-based Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI) Director, _______________ has been conferred with “Energy and Environment Foundation Global Excellence Award-2014 in Renewable Energy Sector” in August 2014.

A) Prof. T. Harinarayana B) Dr. Syed Zaheer Hasan

C) D.J. Pandian D) Prof. Dr. N.S. Varandani

Q192. India's first ever Ethanol-run environment-friendly public buses were launched by Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari in which city in Aug 2014?

A) Pune B) Mumbai C) Nagpur D) Indore

Q193. Who has been chosen for the fifth Indira Sivasailam Endowment Medal and Concert in Aug 2014?

A) T. N. Seshagopalan B) R. K. Shriramkumar



C) T. M. Krishna D) Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Q194. Employees Provident FUND Organization (EPFO) has decided to retain interest rate on provident fund at __________ for the current fiscal (announced in Aug 2014).

A) 8.25% B) 8.5% C) 8.75% D) 9%

Q195. Indian origin _____________ has been appointed as Shadow Minister in U.K.on 25 August 2014 to become the first MP from any party to be shadow Minister.

A) Yasmin Qureshi B) Seema Malhotra C) Virendra Sharma D) Sadiq Khan

Q196. BJP today announced the name of _______________ as its candidate for the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat in Aug 2014 vacated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

A) Amit Shah B) Anandiben Patel C) Ranjan Ben Bhatta D) None of These

Q197. Dairy products major Mother Dairy and the _____________ announced thelaunch of the 'SmartChange Card' for Mother Dairy booths in the National Capital Region in Aug 2014.

A) Punjab National Bank B) State Bank of India

C) Bank of Baroda D) Bank of India

Q198. The prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Awards for year 2014 was announced in Aug 2014. Winner list includes an NGO named the "Citizens Foundation"from _________ which was recognized for building 1000 schools over hundreds of cities and towns in the country with the world’s second highest number of children who are out of school.

A) Indonesia B) Afghanisthan C) Bangladesh D) Pakistan

Q199. Famous _________ drama and film actor Chemancherry Narayanan Nair passed away in August 2014.

A) Tamil B) Telugu C) Kannada D) Malayalam

Q200. Which committee was constituted by the Union Government to suggest the place to build the capital city of Andhra Pradesh which has also submitted its report in Aug 2014 to Union Home Ministry?

A) Verma B) Mehra C) Sivaramakrishnan D) Ramanujam

Q201. The prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Awards for year 2014 was announced in Aug 2014. Winners include anthropologist Saur Marlina Manurung from ____________, who put up a “Jungle School” program for children or forest people.

A) Indonesia B) China C) Japan D) Thailand

Q202. Prime Minister Narendra Modi set up ______________ committee to identify obsolete laws in Aug 2014.

A) Verma B) Mehra C) Sivaramakrishnan D) Ramanujam

Q203. Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan appointed a committee under the chairmanship of ___________ to review Parliament security in Aug 2014.

A) Hari Gautam B) RK Singh C) Shanta Kumar D) Sivaramakrishnan

Q204. The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development set up a four member committee headed by former UGC chairman ____________ to review the present status of Universities Grants Commission in Aug 2014.



A) Hari Gautam B) RK Singh C) Shanta Kumar D) Sivaramakrishnan

Q205. India signed loan agreement with ______________ for Mizoram State Roads Project (MSRP II) in Aug 2014.

A) IMF B) Asia Development Bank

C) World Bank D) BRICS development Bank

Q206. Senior Congress leader _____________ has been appointed as the Chairman of Parliament's Public Accounts Committee, PAC in Aug 2014.

A) Kapil Sibal B) P Chidambaram C) K V Thomas D) Ajay Maken

Q207. Which IT company has announced to spend 200 crore rupees for Clean India Campaign as a part of their CSR activities in Aug 2014?

A) Infosys Limited B) Tata Consultancy Services

C) Wipro D) HCL Technologies

Q208. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set up Expenditure Management Commission headed by former RBI Governor _____________ in Aug 2014. This committee will suggest ways to reduce food, fertiliser and oil subsidies and narrow the fiscal deficit.

A) Bimal Jalan B) Duvvuri Subbarao C) YV Reddy D) C. Rangarajan

Q209. Indian-origin mathematician ____________ has been awarded the prestigious Fields Medal at the International Mathematical Union’s (IMU) International Congress of Mathematicians in Aug 2014 in Seoul for developing powerful new methods in geometry of numbers.

A) Subhash Khot B) Akshay Venkatesh C) Manjul Bhargava D) Maryam Mirzakhani

Q210. The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against the Chairman and Managing Director of ____________, S K Jain for alleged bribery case in Aug 2014. As per allegation, the CMD asked for bribe to extend credit facilities to certain companies.

A) United Bank of India B) Syndicate Bank

C) IDBI Bank D) Allahabad Bank




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