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General Awareness (GA)  -Special/Miscellaneous (Compilation 2014)

 1. The 4th SAARC culture ministers meeting will be held in which of the following countries? 1) Bangladesh 2) Sri Lanka 3) Nepal 4) Maldives 5) None of these

2. The 1st International Sanskrit Conference was held, recently, in which of the following states? Sanskrit scholars from India and eight foreign countries deliberated on methods to revive the glory of the ancient language. 1) Uttarakhand 2) Madhya Pradesh 3) Gujarat 4) Rajasthan 5) None of these

3. Who among the following has been sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu? 1) Edappadi K Palaniswami 2) R Vaithilingam 3) Natham R Viswanathan 4) O Panneerselvam 5) None of these

4. The central govt imposed president rule in which of the following states after its chief minister resigned as his party went into minority after its split with its ally recently? 1) Jharkhand 2) Bihar 3) Maharashtra 4) Haryana 5) None of these

5. Who among the following is/was the first chief minister of an Indian state who has been/was convicted and sent to jail during holding the office? 1) Lalu Prasad Yadav 2) J Jayalalithaa 3) Mayawati 4) Mulayam Singh Yadav 5) BS Yeddyurappa

6. PM Narendra Modi promised to merge PIO and OCI schemes to facilitate their hassle-free travel to India. While PIO stands for Persons of Indian Origin, OCI stands for 1) Other Citizenship of India 2) Overseas Countrymen of India 3) Overseas Citizenship of India 4) Other Countrymen of India 5) None of these

7. The prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize was announced recently. This prize is facilitated to people for their outstanding contributions to field of 1) science and technology 2) art and literature 3) sports 4) music 5) None of these

8. Justice HL Dattu was sworn in as the new Chief Justice of India. Who was the first Chief Justice of India after the independence? 1) Mehr Chand Mahajan 2) M Patanjali Sastri 3) HJ Kania 4) Sudhi Ranjan Das 5) None of these

9. PM Narendra Modi met with Nobel laureate and famous Professor Harold Varmus during his US visit recently. Prof Varmus is a noted 1) environmentalist 2) biologist 3) cyber security expert 4) cancer specialist 5) None of these

10. Who among the following has/have won gold medal for India in the 17th Asian Games in Incheon? 1) Yogeshwar Dutt 2) Jitu Rai 3) Seema Punia 4) All the above 5) None of the above

11. The prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize was announced recently. Who among the following is NOT a winner of the prize this year? 1) PS Ahuja 2) Roop Mallik 3) Sadiqali Abbas Rangwala 4) Anurag Agrawal 5) S Venkata Mohan

12. India’s Vikas Gowda bagged silver medal in the men’s event of which of the following games in the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea? 1) Sailing 2) Boxing 3) Discus throw 4) Archery 5) None of these 2

13. As estimated in the annual report of the United Nation Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Indian economy will grow at what per cent in the current fiscal? 1) 5.1 per cent 2) 5.5 per cent 3) 5.9 per cent 4) 6.1 per cent 5) None of these

14. The RBI relaxed KYC norms for opening bank accounts recently. Which of the following is NOT correct in this regard? 1) It has asked banks to allow self-certified copy of the document by mail, or post for opening an account. 2) Banks have not to seek fresh documents, if a KYC compliant customer desires to open another account in the bank. 3) If the customers are unable to comply within a reasonable period of time, partial freezing may be introduced for KYC non-compliant customers. 4) Under partial freezing, only debits would be allowed in such accounts, but credits would not be allowed. 5) None of these

15. Ryder Cup is associated with which of the following games? 1) Golf 2) Squash 3) Billiards 4) Badminton 5) None of these

16. A new mission named ‘Resolute Support’ focusing on training and supporting the local army and police has been initiated in which of the following countries recently? 1) Iraq 2) Syria 3) Pakistan 4) Afghanistan 5) None of these

17. Who among the following has been sworn in as the new president of Afghanistan in the country’s first democratic transfer of power since the ouster of Taliban from power? 1) Abdullah Abdullah 2) Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai 3) Hamid Karzai 4) Abdul Rashid Dostum 5) None of these

18. The RBI announced it bi-monthly policy review on 30th Sep. Which of the following is NOT matched correctly as per the latest announcement? 1) The short-term lending rate (repo) – 8 per cent 2) Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) – 4 per cent 3) Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) – 22.5 per cent 4) The projected GDP growth rate in 2015-16 fiscal – 6.3 per cent 5) None of these

19. Which of the following technology firms is planning to start testing its internet-carrying solar-powered drones in 2015 aimed at getting two-thirds of the global population online? 1) ZTE 2) Microsoft 3) Google 4) Facebook 5) None of these

20. The 65th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China took place recently. The PR China was founded on ________1949. 1) 25 Sep 2) 29 Sep 3) 30 Sep 4) 1 Oct 5) None of these

21. The PM Narendra Modi launched ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission on 2 Oct. Which of the following is NOT correct with respect to the new mission? 1) The country’s biggest-ever cleanliness drive is expected to cost nearly Rs 5 lakh cr. 2) The logo of the campaign is ‘Gandhi’s spectacles’ and the slogan ‘Ek Kadam Swachhata Ki Or’. 3) As per a WHO estimate, a person in India loses about Rs 6,500 per annum due to illness and poor health as he is unable to perform day-to-day duties. 4) The govt has decided to merge the ‘Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan’, a campaign for rural sanitation with Swachh Bharat Mission. 5) The urban component of the Mission is proposed to be implemented over 5 years starting from 2 Oct 2014 in all 4,041 statutory towns.

22. The book titled ‘Kutsa Pakhha’ [Those Who Slander] has been authored by 1) Mamata Banerjee 2) J Jayalalithaa 3) N Chandrababu Naidu 4) Sasikala Natarajan 5) None of these

23. The Indian women’s kabaddi team notched up its second successive gold medal at the 17th Asian Games beating which of the following teams in the summit clash? 1) Iran 2) Nepal 3) Pakistan 4) Indonesia 5) None of these 3

24. In its recently bi-monthly policy review, the RBI maintained that the GDP growth in the current fiscal will be 1) 5 per cent 2) 5.5 per cent 3) 6 per cent 4) 6.5 per cent 5) None of these

25. Which of the following pairs won the men’s doubles title of the Malaysian Open 2014? 1) Jamie Murray and John Peers 2) Leander Paes and Marcin Matkowski 3) Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram 4) Mahesh Bhupati and Marc Lopez 5) None of these

26. At least 32 people were killed and several others injured in a stampede that broke out after the end of the Dussehra celebrations in a field filled with huge crowds in ________recently. 1) Kolkata 2) Lucknow 3) Patna 4) Bhubaneswar 5) None of these

 27. India won the hockey gold at the 17th Asian Games after 16 years recently. It defeated which of the following teams? 1) South Korea 2) Malaysia 3) Pakistan 4) Japan 5) None of these

28. Which of the following countries won the gold medal of the Men’s Kabaddi at the 17th Asian Games recently? It has won gold medal in the last six editions of the game since the sport made its debut in Beijing in 1990. 1) Iran 2) Nepal 3) Sri Lanka 4) India 5) None of these

29. The Centre has accorded in-principle approval for setting up six more STPIs in Odisha. The STPIs are set up for which of the following purposes? 1) Sewage treatment 2) Skill training of youth 3) Schedule tribe’s development 4) Promote software exports 5) None of these

30. Jeffrey P Bezos, who visited India, recently, and also met the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is the current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of which of the following multination giants? 1) Amazon 2) ebay 3) Walmart 4) Dell 5) None of these

Answers (GA)

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3. 4

4. 3

5. 2

6. 3

7. 1

8. 3

9. 4

 10. 4

 11. 1

12. 3

 13. 2

 14. 4

 15. 1

16. 4

 17. 2

18. 3

 19. 4

 20. 4

21. 1

22. 1

 23. 1

 24. 2

25. 2

26. 3

27. 3

 28. 4

 29. 4

 30. 1

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