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Q1) The government has given its approval to - .................programme to transform India into digital empowered society and knowledge economy. Show Answer

Q2) The vision areas of Digital India approved by the cabinet in August 2014 include- Show Answer

Q3) Governance and Services on Demand under India Digital programme include : Show Answer

Q4) Name the Indian city that was ranked at the second position in World Urbanization Prospects report 2014? Show Answer

Q5) Name the vector-borne disease for which the Union Health Ministry has constituted a core group to work out a detailed action plan to eradicate it by 2015? Show Answer

Q6) According to the "Global Trends in Antibiotic Consumption, 2000-2010,study report released in July, ________ has emerged as the world" largest consumer of antibiotics. Show Answer

Q7) The first trial run of the India's fastest train on the ________route has been performed successfully by the Indian Railways. Show Answer

Q8) Consider the following statements-
1. INS Kolkata is the lead ship of the indigenously designed and constructed Kolkata-class guided missile destroyers..
2. The Project 15A Kolkata class destroyers are follow-on of the legendary Project 15 'Delhi' class destroyers which entered service in the late 1990s.
3. , the ships have been christened after major port cities of India viz. Kolkata, Kochi and Chennai.
4. The keel of Kolkata was laid on 26 Sep 03 and the ship was launched on 30 Mar 06.
5. the ship was built by Mazagon Dock Limited, Mumbai
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Q9) Consider the following statements with regard to the unique features of INS Kolkata-
1. it is regarded as the most potent warship to have been constructed in India yet.
2. The ship has a Combined Gas and Gas (COGAG) propulsion system, consisting of four powerful reversible gas turbines .
3. The ship electric power i provided by gas turbine generators and one diesel alternator can produce 4.5 Mega-Watts of electrical power, enough to light up a small town. .
4. this magnificent ship measures 164 meters in length and approximately 18 meters in width and has a full load displacement of 7400 tonnes
5. it has many firsts to her credit, including a very large indigenous combat component.
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Q10) Consider the following series of initiatives announced on august 15,2014 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-
1. Swachh Bharat initiative to be launched on October 2nd
2. Toilets in all schools within a year
3. Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana to be launched
4. Pradhanmantri Jan-Dhan Yojana to provide for a bank account, a debit card and an insurance amount of Rs. one lakh, for the poor
5. Digital Infrastructure a priority to empower Indians
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Q11) The Prime Minister , Narendra Modi on August 16 ,2014 dedicated to the nation -
1. 765 kV Solapur - Raichur transmission lines,
2. four laning of Pune - Solapur section of NH-9.
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Q12) The terms of reference of the High Level Committee on restructuring of FCI include :-
1. To examine the present day administrative, functional and financial structure of FCI and modus operandi of its various operations.
2. To study various models of restructuring or unbundling of and to suggest a best suited model for restructuring or unbundling of FCI to improve its operational efficiency and financial management
3. To suggest measures for overall improvement in management of foodgrains by FCI.
4. To define or give suggestions to reorient the role and functions of FCI in MSP operations, storage and distribution of foodgrains and food security systems of the country.
5. To suggest a way forward for strengthening and integration of supply chain of foodgrains in the country.
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Q13) With reference to main features of the Proposed Amendments Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2014 Consider the following statements-
1. Prohibition of employment of pregnant women and persons with disabilities on or near machinery in motion and near cotton opene
2. The amendment also proposes to further increase the limit of overtime hours to a maximum of 125 hours per quarter in public interest with the approval of the State Government.
3. Reduction in the eligibility criteria for entitlement of annual leave with wages from 240 days to 90 days.
4. Provision of canteen facilities for factories employing 200 or more workers instead of the present stipulation of 250 workers and also provision of shelters or restrooms and lunchrooms for factories employing 75 or more workers instead of the present stipulation of 150 workers.
5. Amendment of Section 66 of the Act relating to permission for employment of women for night work at a factory or group or class or description of factories with adequate safeguards for safety and provision of transportation upto their residence
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Q14) The major amendments of the Apprentices (Amendment) Bill, 2014 are:-
1. In place of strict regulation of seats for every trade, a band of 2.5 percent to 10 percent at establishment level to provide flexibility to industry.
2. Industry will also be allowed to undertake new courses (other than designated trades) which are demand based.
3. The regime for penalties and inspection will be reasonable and exception based for reducing harassment.
4. Establishments operating in four or more States will be taken into the fold of Central authorities for easy interface.
5. Small industries are being permitted to aggregate apprentices through approved third parties, and also to outsource basic training.
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Q15) Consider the following statements-
1. The government has approved the constitution of the Expenditure Management Commission.
2. The Commission will be headed by Dr. Bimal Jalan, former Governor, RBI,
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Q16) Consider the following statements-
1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation of a Port- Based Multi-product Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) at Sheva, Navi Mumbai on August 16, 2014.
2. This industrial infrastructure project is to be established on 277 hectares with a total Public and Private investment of about 4,000 Crore rupees.
3. This Port- Based Multi-product Special Economic Zone is being planned as a Self-Sustainable Integrated Development Project having a potential of generating over 1.5 lakh direct and indirect jobs.
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Q17) With a focus on the upcoming sectors of India, the Port- Based Multi-product Special Economic Zone will develop

1. Multi Services (IT and Healthcare) Sectors
2. Apparel and Textiles Sectors.
3. Free Trade Warehousing Zone
4. Engineering Goods Sector, and Electronics and Hardware Sectors
5. Non- Conventional Energy Sector
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Q18) Kharif sowing area in the country stands at-

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Q19) The Ken-Betwa Link Project benefits Show Answer

Q20) Consider the following statements-
1. Indo-Nepal Combined Training Exercise, Surya Kiran-VII was held in august 2014 .
2. The combined training was carried out in the mountain terrain of Pithoragarh in the Northern Himalayas at an altitude of 5000-6000 feet
3. The exercise was held under the aegis of GARUD DIVISION.
4. This was the Second Battalion Level Combined Exercise and approximately 300 personnel from both the armies participated in the two weeks long combined exercise.
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Q21) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has introduced the concept of ______ at Cabinet meetings. Show Answer

Q22) India has called off talks between her and Pakistan's Show Answer

Q23) Who has become the first Indian-American Dean of Top US Law School? Show Answer

Q24) India and Czech Republic have signed MoU on Technical Co-operation in the field of railway sector.which include -
1. Freight operations
2. Logistics of automotive transport
3. Passenger operations
4. None of these
5. All of the above
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Q25) Consider the following statements -
1. Prasar Bharati (PB), India's Public Service Broadcaster in August , 2014 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany's Public Service Broadcaster.
2. The agreement between the two entities would facilitate for the first time the availability of Doordarshan programmes on a "Free to Air" basic package mode, on a DTH Platform.
3. This would also provide DD a viable DTH distribution platform.
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Q26) Among the aims of Digital India as lauched by the government are :
1. Universal digital literacy.
2. All digital resources universally accessible.
3. All Government documents/ certificates to be available on the Cloud.
4. Availability of digital resources / services in Indian languages.
5. Collaborative digital platforms for participative governance.
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Q27) By which year will Swachh Bharat Abhiyan cover every household with sanitation facility? Show Answer

Q28) Which of the following channels has launched a special edition of 'Explorer' magazines for school children in India? Show Answer

Q29) A latest research says that one in the................... of Alzheimer's disease worldwide is preventable. Show Answer

Q30) The Supreme Court has permitted Uttar Pradesh government to cut spread across four hectares of protected forests in the Taj Trapezium zone. Show Answer

Q31) The Supreme Court has appointed................. as Special Public Prosecutor for trial in coal blocks allocation scam. Show Answer

Q32) On which of the following routes the government proposes to start Bullet trains ? Show Answer

Q33) Prime Minister has inaugurated the ------------ megawatt Uri - II hydropower project in the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir? Show Answer

Q34) The Chief Minister of ______________ has launched a mass enrolment for widows and persons with disabilities. Show Answer

Q35) Which of the following has been declared as state animal by Rajasthan government? Show Answer

Q36) The famous lakes Supreme Court has directed the Jammu and Kashmir government to make efforts to restore beauty of which of the following the world? Show Answer

Q37) Which of the following sanctuaries was notified by the government as country's 47th Tiger Reserve ? Show Answer

Q38) In which of the following states is Bor Wildlife Sanctuary located ? Show Answer

Q39) Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan released the ----------------of national health profile. Show Answer

Q40) With which of the following countries has India signed an Audiovisual Co-production Treaty ? Show Answer

Q41) What retirement age has the law commission recommended for subordinate judges? Show Answer

Q42) In which of the following cases did the Supreme Court restrain the police of all states from automatically arresting the accused? Show Answer

Q43) The Union Government has notified Public Servants Rules, 2014 under a particular law. Name the law? Show Answer

Q44) India's first indigenous anti-submarine warship is- Show Answer

Q45) Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan has recently released- Show Answer

Q46) India has recently signed an Audiovisual Co-production Treaty with - Show Answer

Q47) The law commission has recommended increasing the retirement age of subordinate judges to Show Answer

Q48) Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has launched a web platform ______ to facilitate Citizen Engagement in Good Governance. Show Answer

Q49) Consider the following statements in this regard-
1. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) under Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions notified the Public Servants rules under Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013.
2. As per Rules it has been made mandatory for all Government employees to file declarations of their assets and liabilities and those of their spouses and dependent children.
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Q50) Jim Yong is the president of - Show Answer

Q51) Rape crisis centres will be set up in all the ................. of the country. Show Answer

Q52) The indo-Nepal Joint Commission recently met after Show Answer

Q53) The Government has launched Show Answer

Q54) Regarding the aims Aim of Rashtriya Gokul Mission which of the following statements is not true ? Show Answer

Q55) The ...... ........ .... of Kargil Vijay Diwas was celebrated in India onJuly 26 ,2014. Show Answer

Q56) The Government has approved the - Show Answer

Q57) The Union Government on 25 July 2014 increased investment target from 27000 crore rupees to .....................for Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC). Show Answer

Q58) Malabar Naval exercise 2014 which was held in the Pacific Ocean is the .............................conducted to enhance multinational maritime relationships and mutual security issues. Show Answer

Q59) The Narmada Control Authority (NCA) made announcement of the final clearance for raising the Sardar Sarovar dam height to Show Answer

Q60) The ambitious Regional Rapid Transit System include - Show Answer

Q61) Which of the following tragedies is a one-member commission headed by retired Supreme Court judge S.B .Sinha assoicIated with ? Show Answer

Q62) Which of the following state governments has introduced a Bill in the state Assembly, prohibiting the establishment of law colleges by private persons across the state? Show Answer

Q63) Vakkom Purushothaman on 11 July 2014 assuming the charge of post of Governor of a state. Name the state? Show Answer

Q64) National Centre for Research & Development in Bulk Drugs (NCRDBD) recently decided to be set up at which of the following places? Show Answer

Q65) Nivea will set up its first manufacturing plant in India in - Show Answer

Q66) Consider the following statements :with regards to Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a State Visiting to Bhutan from June15-16 2014.
1. He unveiled the Foundation Stone of the 600 Megawatt Kholongchu Hydropower Project
2. He inaugurated the new Supreme Court building which was constructed with assistance from the Government of India amounting to Rs./Nu. 793.545 million.
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Q67) Consider the following statements -
1. INS Vikramaditya the largest and most powerful aircraft carrier inducted into the Indian Navy.
2. The ship was acquired from Russia for over Rs 15,000 crore,
3. The vessel was inducted in the Indian Navy on November 16, 2013.
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Q68) Consider the following statements -
1. In the General Elections 2014, the main opposition party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged victorious by securing 282 seats.
2. The incumbent party the Indian National Congress (INC) lost the elections by securing only 44 seats.
3. General Election 2014 saw the total voter turnout of 66.48 percent.
4. The male voters turnout was 67.17 percent and female voters turnout was 65.71 percent.
5. Among the States and Union Territories, the highest voter turnout was for Nagaland State at 87.82 percent followed by Lakshadweep (86.61 percent) and Tripura (84.72 percent).
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Q69) Consider the few facts and best practices adopted by some states as highlighted in the report on Best Practices to Improve Business Environment -
1. Gujarat - model of land acquisition was termed as the best in the country
2. Karnataka - integrated and comprehensive system for VAT in
3. Maharashtra - Labour Management solution and setting up Maharashtra Industry, Trade and Investment Facilitation Cell
4. Rajasthan and Punjab - single window clearance system
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Q70) The Union Home Ministry has extended the ban imposed on LTTE for- Show Answer

Q71) Consider the following statements in this regard -
1. The Supreme Court has held that Candidates fighting elections can be disqualified if they fail to disclose information about assets and liabilities of even their spouse and dependent children
2. If any candidate during the filling of nomination leaves any space blank that requires details about assets and liabilities, education and background would result into rejection by the returning officer at the scrutiny stage.
3. The court also said according to article 19(1) (a) of the Constitution it is the fundamental right of the citizen to know about the candidates contesting the elections.
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Q72) Consider the following statements -
1. the Whistleblowers Bill, 2011 became Whistleblowers Protection Act, 2011on May 12, 2014
2. The Bill carries provisions for setting up regular mechanism to encourage persons to disclose information on corruption or willful misuse of power by public servants,
3. Under the provision pf the bill public servants also includes Ministers.
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Q73) Consider the following statements in this regard to the Constitution Bench of Supreme Court upholding the Constitutional validity of the Right to Education (RTE) Act. -

1. The provisions of the right of children to free and compulsory education act 2009 and the right of children to free and compulsory education rules, 2010.
2. The act is not applied to unaided minority institutions.
3. Under the act, the states were given the power to make special provisions for members of the scs, sts and socially and educationally backward classes to lay guidelines for admission to all educational institutions.
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Q74) The Constitutional Bench Supreme Court of India on May 6 2014 held that prior sanction is not required from the government to probe the senior bureaucrats on corruption charges. Consider the following statements in this regard -
1. There cannot be any discrimination at times when it comes to prosecuting a Criminal Act.
2. The status of bureaucrats is of no relevance to the offence under the provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA).
3. The protection of prior approval for probing graft charges against officers at level of joint secretary and above has propensity of shielding corrupt.
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Q75) The Union Cabinet on May 1, 2014 approved the proposal for setting up of the Polavaram Project Authority (PPA).Consider the following statements in this regard-
1. It will be set up for the execution of the Polavaram irrigation project.
2. The constitution of the Centrally-funded PPA and its governing body was in accordance with the section 90 of AP Reorganisation Act, 2014.
3. The project cost originally estimated at 10151 crore rupees rose to 16010 crore rupees.
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Q76) The Indian Space Research Organisation placed successfully into orbit the second satellite of the seven in the series called on April 3,2014 called - Show Answer

Q77) Supreme Court of India in its landmark judgment ofApril 15 ,2014 recognised transgender(eunuchs) as - Show Answer

Q78) Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, G.M. Siddeshwara has proposed to set up three new low-cost airports in Bihar at which of the following cities? Show Answer

Q79) The place where world's highest rainfall takes place is - Show Answer

Q80) Consider the following statements-
1. The short range Agni-1 missile propelled by solid rocket propellant system,
2. It missile has a range capability of over 700 Kms .
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Q81) The Union Government on September 9, 2014 declared that it has known city locations for development of no-frills airports in India at -
1. Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh
2. Kishangarh in Rajasthan
3. Jharsuguda in Odisha
4. Hubli and Belgaum in Karnataka
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Q82) The Supreme Court has held reservation .............................. for differently-abled persons Show Answer

Q83) Union Home Ministry has setup a Task Force to monitor and expedite the processing of ............................. applications. Show Answer

Q84) Trade and Economic Development Plan have been signed between between India and China for : Show Answer

Q85) MoU /agreement signed between India and China have been signed on establishing Sister City-between Show Answer

Q86) MoU was signed between India and China on opening a new route for indian pilgrimage (kailash mansarovar yatra) to the tibet autonomous region through Show Answer

Q87) India has signed an MoU for setting up of a Railway University in India with Show Answer

Q88) The government has launched National ________ Drug Resistance Survey Show Answer

Q89) Who became the fourth Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India on 30 July 2014? Show Answer

Q90) The Union Government on 25 July 2014 increased investment target from 27000 crore rupees to ...................................................for Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC). Show Answer

Q91) China and India signed agreements on Show Answer

Q92) India's Sania Mirza and her Brazilian teammate Bruno Soares in September 2014 lifted the Mixed Doubles trophy of the US Open.This was Sania's Show Answer

Q93) 1. Consider the following statements:
1. Karnataka in December 2014 became the first state to launch a unified mobile platform for citizen services which delivers services from both government and private sector through an open platform .
2. The world's largest multimode mobile governance platform will offer over 4,000 services to citizens from both the government and private sector.
3. An app is available for download on Android and iOS platforms, and all major mobile service providers are on board with the platform
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Q94) Which of the following statements is true about Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana launched on October 11, 2014? Show Answer

Q95) Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana aims at- Show Answer

Q96) Gujarat government on October 10, 2014 set up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to promote ____________as the state's cultural capital and encourage tourism in the city. Show Answer

Q97) . Union Health Minister on October 10, 2014 launched- Show Answer

Q98) Which country among the following on October 10, 2014, approved two previously-stalled technology transfer licenses to India and set aside USD 20 million for strategic cooperative science and technology projects ? Show Answer

Q99) With reference to Jnanpith award, which among the following is / are correct statements?
It is given for literary work in any language listed in 8th schedule
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Q100) The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on October 7, 2014 presented the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for the year 2014 to Show Answer

Q101) Who on October 12, 2014 was honoured with the National Kishore Kumar Award for 2012-13?
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Q102) India's largest listed retailer Future Group -------------on Oct 13, 2014 signed a deal to jointly sell goods over the Internet amid growing friction between online and offline retailers over heavy discounting.
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Q103) The "Jeevan Pramaan" scheme has been launched for the benefit of __?
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Q104) Consider the following statements-
1. The new policy proposed by Union home minister Rajnath Singh to fight naxalism has a unique approach, comprising elements -Security-related measures, Development-based approach, Rights and entitlement-based measures
2. Under this policy the state police will lead all anti-Maoist operations, the CRPF will take charge of inter-state junctions
3. The policy, apart from pitching for more efficient system of distribution of pattas in tribal areas, seeks to encourage police/cpmfs to recruit local tribal youth by holding more rallies.
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Q105) India successfully test-fired its first domestically built nuclear-capable long-range cruise missile on October 17, 2014 from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Missile Test Range in Chandipur in Odisha.The missile is called - Show Answer

Q106) Which among the following is the first state in India to make law for "compulsory voting" in local body elections? Show Answer

Q107) India successfully test-fired its first domestically built nuclear-capable long-range cruise missile on October 17, 2014 .This missile system takes India into an exclusive club which includes-
1. US
2. Russia
3. France
4. China
5. Pakistan
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Q108) Who on October 13, 2014 won the prestigious 2014 Waislitz Global Citizen Award and $100,000 cash prize for his work to build community sanitation facilities?. Show Answer

Q109) Consider the following statements:
1. The union government decided in December 2014 to launch a flagship scheme HRIDAY to revitalize the heritage cities of Amritsar, Ajmer, Gaya, Kanchipuram, Mathura, Varanasi and Vellankani.
2. Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana ( HRIDAY) - aims to bring together urban planning, economic growth and heritage conservation besides beautification in an inclusive and integrated manner with focus on cleanliness, livelihoods, skills, safety, security, accessibility and faster service delivery.
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Q110) India and Norway in October 2014 signed over a dozen pacts to step up cooperation in - Show Answer

Q111) India and Finland, in October 2014 signed an agreement for- Show Answer

Q112) Who has been presented in second week of October , 2014, with the prestigious World Food Prize 2014? Show Answer

Q113) India on October15, 2014 signed MOU to step up Cultural Cooperation over the next five years with - Show Answer

Q114) Consider the following statements-
1. Comet Siding Spring, flew by the Red Planet on October 19, 2014
2. ISRO and the US space agency NASA along with other space agencies in the world, which have sent their missions to the Red Planet, have taken precautionary measures in order to save their satellites from any possible collision with the space debris.
3. As per NASA, Comet Siding Spring has travelled many billions of miles and would come within about 87,000 miles of Mars on October 19.
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Q115) Consider the following statements-
1. Scientists' observations in the Karakoram region Oct 14,2014 revealed that the glaciers there were stable, and snowfall is increasing instead of decreasing.
2. The researchers found that while precipitation is increasing across the Himalayas, most of this moisture drops in the summer - except in Karakoram, where snow dominates the scene
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Q116) ISRO`s Master Control Facility is located at - Show Answer

Q117) Which among the following movies bagged the Golden Peacock at the closing ceremony of the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) ? Show Answer

Q118) Which of the following states is/are have 100 per cent bank accounts in every household?
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1. Gujarat
2. Kerala
3. Madhya Pradesh
4. Goa
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Q119) With which one of the following countries India has signed a joint statement named 'Druzhba-Dosti'? Show Answer

Q120) In a first of it kind's world standards Global Artist Village has been coming up in which one of the following states? Show Answer

Q121) India has signed a first APA agreement with Japanese company. What does APA stands for? Show Answer

Q122) India has achieved the milestone of exporting its first patrol vessel "CGS Baraccuda" Show Answer

Q123) IRNSS-1C launched on October 16, 2014 is an independent regional navigation satellite system designed to provide position information in - Show Answer

Q124) India's Supreme Court has set up a Social Justice Bench for delivery of speedy justice in a range of social issues related to the downtrodden and socially marginalised groups .The Bench will be headed by Show Answer

Q125) 15th Indo-Russian Bilateral Annual Summit was held in Delhi in second week of December,2014. consider the following statements in this regard
1. The two sides inked 20 agreements, including in the sphere of defence cooperation, oil and gas and in trade, after the holding of the 15th India-Russia annual summit
2. .Nuclear energy cooperation between India and Russia got a major boost with both sides inking a vision document for the construction of 12 Russia-built nuclear units in India over the next two decades .
3. The 12 reactors includes the 1,000-megawatt Russia-built reactor that has begun operations at the Kudankulam nuclear power station in Tamil Nadu and the second unit that is set to come onstream in 2015.
4. India inked agreements for units 3 and 4 at Kudankulam.Besides these, two more would come up at Kudankulam.
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Q126) Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched On November 1,2014 _________ .an "Adhaar- based digital life certificate" for pensioners , in a move that could eventually benefit over a crore pensioners. Show Answer

Q127) Which of the following is the theme of the India Economic Summit 2014 being held from November 4-6 in New Delhi? Show Answer

Q128) Who became first state of India On November 12, 2014 to have bank accounts for all families? Show Answer

Q129) Consider the following statements
1. Government has decriminalized attempt to commit suicide by removing section 309 of IPC.
2. Under the said Section, a suicide bid is punishable with imprisonment up to one year, or with fine, or both.
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Q130) Consider the following statements -
1. India on November 14, 2014 successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, from a test range at Chandipur as part of a user trial by Army.
2. The state-of-the-art missile, which is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1000 kg of warheads, was test-fired from a mobile launcher in salvo mode from launch complex-3 of Integrated Test Range
3. It is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines and uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory.
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Q131) A health mission known as 'Mission Indradhanush' was launched by the Union Government of India on December 25, 2014. Consider the following statements /facts in this regard.
1. Under Mission Indradhanush, four special vaccination campaigns will be conducted between January and June 2015 with intensive planning and monitoring of these campaigns.
2. To accelerate the process of immunization by covering 5 percent and more children every year, the mission mode to achieve target of full coverage by the year 2020 has been adopted.
3. The focused and systematic immunization drive will be through a 'catch-up' campaign mode where the aim is to cover all the children who have been left out or missed out for immunization.
4. The learnings from the successful implementation of the polio programme will be applied in planning and implementation of the mission.
5. While 201 districts will be covered in the first phase, 297 will be targeted for the second phase in the year 2015.
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Q132) Which two national bodies support Make In India Initiaive on November 8, 2014? Show Answer

Q133) Union Cabinet approved the treaty on transfer of sentenced persons between Show Answer

Q134) India signed memorandum of understanding with Bhutan to develop which ancient university on November 7, 2014? Show Answer

Q135) Name the academy launched by the Ministry of Minority Affairs launched on the 125th birth Anniversary of Mulana Abul Kalam Azad on November on November 11 ,2014? Show Answer

Q136) Name the India's first automatic freight train especially designed for transportation of finished cars that was flagged-off on November 7 ,2014? Show Answer

Q137) Prestigious "Gandhian Philosophy and Public Service Broadcasting" award for 2014 was bagged by Radio Kashmir Jammu on November13 ,2014, for its programme Show Answer

Q138) ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan announced on November1 ,2014that the experimental mission of Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV-MK III) will take place in the first half of - Show Answer

Q139) What is the name of the Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) programme that was launched by the Union Government on November 1,2014 on the National Highway 8 (NH-8) to enable motorists to pay tolls electronically without stopping at the toll plazas? Show Answer

Q140) Consider the following statements-
1. India on November 18 ,2014 successfully test-fired its indigenously developed surface-to-air "Akash" missile from a test range in Odisha as part of user trial by the air force.
2. The test-fire was a practice and evaluation Consider the following statements-
1. India on November 18 ,2014 successfully test-fired its indigenously developed surface-to-air "Akash" missile from a test range in Odisha as part of user trial by the air force.
2. The test-fire was a practice and evaluation trial for a new squadron and a repeat performance as the medium range missile had been test-fired successfully from the same test range..
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trial for a new squadron and a repeat performance as the medium range missile had been test-fired successfully from the same test range..
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Q141) Consider the following
According to the survey report released by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO)in December , 2014
1. in the past two decades, India's eating habits have changed while the nutritional level seems to be the same.
2. The average calorific value of food consumed was 2,099 kilocalories (Kcal) per person per day in rural areas and 2,058 Kcal in urban areas in 2011
3. This is less than the nutritional value in 1993-94, when a similar survey had found the levels at 2,153 in rural areas and 2,099 in urban areas.
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Q142) Parliament's Standing Committee on Defence in December ,2014 ordered more funding for Indian Navy.Consider the following statements in this regard-
1. The committee said that a major trend in India's defence spending has been the Navy's growing share, which has risen from four per cent of the defence allocation in the early 1960s to a high of 18.12 per cent in 2012-13.
2. A major trend in India's defence spending has been the Navy's growing share, which has risen from four per cent of the defence allocation in the early 1960s to a high of 18.12 per cent in 2012-13.
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Q143) Consider the following statements:
1. Union Cabinet on December 10 , 2014 approved to set up of 500 crore rupees Credit Guarantee Fund for factoring of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) units with an aim to promote factoring without recourse.
2.The factoring will provides liquidity to MSMEs and facilitates collection of receivables.
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Q144) e-Taal is the National e-services Dashboard portal created on December 5, 2014 by the Government of India. What is the correct full form of e-Taal? Show Answer

Q145) Who among the following has been conferred Bharat Ratna in December 2014? Show Answer

Q146) Which famous Indian Playback Singer awarded with the Lifetime achievement award 2014, at the 11th Dubai International film festival which held in Dubai on December 13, 2014? Show Answer

Q147) Which among the following committees have recently submitted its report recommending setting up of a National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)? Show Answer

Q148) Who is the new IB Director who was appointed on December 14, 2014? Show Answer

Q149) First Lok Adalat of India was held on December 15, 2014, in which among the following states? Show Answer

Q150) Consider the following facts about Pinaka Mark-II rocket .
1. An advanced version of the indigenously developed Pinaka Mark-II rocket was successfully test-fired on December 9, 2014 from a defence base in Odisha using a multi-barrel launcher.
2. Pinaka, the unguided rocket system meant to neutralise large areas with rapid salvos, has undergone several tough tests since 1995.
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Q151) Which among the following has recently become the first and only railway station of Meghalaya? Show Answer

Q152) Consider the following facts about India's latest communication satellite GSAT-16
1. India's latest communication satellite GSAT-16 was placed in orbit by Ariane 5 rocket in the early hours on December 7, 2014 from the space port of Kourou in French Guiana.
2. Indian satellite's co-passenger DIRECTV-14, built by SSL (space systems/loral) for operator DIRECTV to provide direct-to-home television broadcasts across the US, was also launched by Ariane 5 VA221, marking 63rd successful mission in a row for the rocket."
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Q153) The recently banned militant outfit Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) operates in __ Show Answer

Q154) Which among the following Bills on December 16,2014, was passed in Lok Sabha? Show Answer

Q155) Which among the following in third week of December 2014 started pilot project of National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) in a mandal each in four districts? Show Answer

Q156) Miss Universal Peace & Humanity 2014 title was on December 10,2014, bagged by _______ at Beirut, Lebanon. Show Answer

Q157) As per the latest survey which reveled in last week of December 2014, consider the following statements:
1. India's birth rate has been declined by 0.2 points as per the Sample Registration System survey.
2. The Crude Birth Rate (CBR) at the national level during 2013 stands at 21.4, a decline of 0.2 points over 2012.
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Q158) Consider the following
1. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 18 December 2014 launched GSLV Mark-III-X successfully from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
2. GSLV Mark-III-X is the heaviest rocket (630 tonnes) of India, which was launched on an experimental mission along with human Crew module Atmospheric Reentry Experiment (CARE).
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Q159) India on December 8,2014, launched communication satellite Show Answer

Q160) What is the new name of the Rural Electrification scheme approved to ensure longer and uninterrupted power supply to rural areas? Show Answer

Q161) Which among the following in December, 2014 won the "Indian Car of the Year-2015" award? Show Answer

Q162) Which among the following ports is being developed by India? Show Answer

Q163) Which Indian leader's statue foundation laid in Gujarat? Show Answer

Q164) The total number of drugs which are under price control mechanism has been raised to ____ Show Answer

Q165) Senior journalist _______ was on 28th of October 2014, appointed as new Prasar Bharati Chairman. Show Answer

Q166) What is the name of India's first aircraft carrier which has slipped into history as scrapping of the same has set-in? Show Answer

Q167) Which world leader will be the Chief guest for the India's Republic Day celebrations in 2015? Show Answer

Q168) The Akhaura-Agartala rail link is slated to link India with __? Show Answer

Q169) India is purchasing the energy produced in Tala and Kurichu Hydro-power projects located in __? Show Answer

Q170) World Economic Forum on 28th October 2014, released Global Gender Gap Report 2014 which provides Gender Gap scores for 142 countries. India was given ______ Show Answer

Q171) Government on October 29th of 2014, announced that they will provide VSAT link for MGNREGA workers in _____ blocks. Show Answer

Q172) The "Godavari pushkaram" is a festival of River Godavari which occurs once in __ years. Show Answer

Q173) With which Television Channel, has The Independent Documentary Producers Association signed a five year contract on 27th Nov14 to showcase documentaries from across India? Show Answer

Q174) Which Indian telecom company that has launched mobile security value added service that will allow its customers to track location of their lost mobile phones? Show Answer

Q175) One of the officials of which among the following has been indicted in IPL Match fixing by an inquiry committee? Show Answer

Q176) PM Modi recently visited Fiji and signed some agreements in addition to extending a credit of $ 75 million. Who among the following is the current (November 2014) Prime Minister of Fiji? Show Answer

Q177) Which four states mentioned in the (Scheduled Castes) Orders Bill, 2014 passed by Lok Sabha that seeks to include more castes under Scheduled Castes category? Show Answer

Q178) New Book authored by _______ titled "Black Tornado: The Three Sieges of Mumbai 26/11" was released on 23rd of November 2014. Show Answer

Q179) Under the new and revised Kisan Vikas Patra scheme, money deposited will double in how many months? Show Answer

Q180) Rajinder Khanna was on December 21, 2014appointed as new chief of - Show Answer

Q181) The festival of Losar was organized in December 2014 in Show Answer

Q182) Dahi handi was declared as adventurous sport on December 13,2014 by Show Answer

Q183) Which district that officially became the 18th district of Arunachal Pradesh on 25th of November 2014? Show Answer

Q184) Under the new Pacts signed with Australia what special advantage has been granted to people having 'Persons of Indian Origin' card? Show Answer

Q185) Which among the following states is the host of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD)-2015? Show Answer

Q186) The recently announced 'Newton-Bhabha Fund' is a collaboration between__? Show Answer