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No.
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1 Raghunath A Mashelkar won "Padma Vibhushan Award 2014" from ______ field in January
2014.
A) Public Affairs
B) Literature and Education
C) Science and Engineering
D) ArtCinema

2 Which country formally joined the euro zone, becoming the 18th member of the group of EU
states which uses the euro as its currency in Jan 2014?
A) Ukraine
B) Turkey
C) Latvia
D) Kazakisthan

3 Which news channel won the "Best News Channel of the Year (English)" award in the ENBA
Awards 2013 announced in Jan 2014?
A) Headlines Today
B) Times Now
C) NDTV 24X7
D) CNN-IBN

4 Who took over as the Air Force chief in Jan 2014?
A) Arup Raha
B) NAK Browne
C) Devendra Kumar Joshi
D) Pradeep Vasant Naik

5 Which film won the "Best Film" award in Film Fare Award 2014 presented in January 2014?
A) The Lunchbox
B) Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
C) Chennai Express
D) Special 26

6 India's National Voters Day was observed on?
A) 26th Jan
B) 15th Jan
C) 25th Jan
D) 30th Jan

7 Market regulator SEBI has appointed whom as the new MD and CEO of MCX-SX in Jan 2014?
A) Saurabh Sarkar
B) Jigneesh Shah
C) Manoj Vaish

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D) Joseph Massey

8 Who was honoured with the Best Scientist Award of Science-Tech Foundation (STF), Bangalore
for the year 2013, announced in Jan 2014.
A) T. V. Ramakrishnan
B) CNR Rao
C) B. Mahipal Reddy
D) M. R. S. Rao

9 Indian government has cancelled a USD 753 million helicopter deal with which company after
allegations of corruption in Jan 2014?
A) Boeing
B) Sukhoi
C) Lockhead Martin
D) Finmeccanica

10 Who has been chosen for the South American footballer of the year in the annual poll conducted
by the Uruguayan daily El Pais in Jan 2014?
A) Kaka
B) Lionel Messi
C) Ronaldinho
D) Neymar

11 Former ________ CFO and Board Member V Balakrishnan joined the Aam Admi Party in Jan
2014.
A) TCS
B) HCL Technologies
C) Wipro
D) Infosys

12 Which has launched skill development program named as Udaan for youths in Jammu and
Kashmir in co-ordination with NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation) and the
Government of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) in Jan 2014?
A) State Bank of India
B) Canara Bank
C) Punjab National Bank
D) Central Bank of India

13 Who took charge as the new Chairman and Managing Director of PSU Company Rashtriya Ispat
Nigam Ltd (RINL) in Jan 2014?
A) P. Madhusudan
B) A.P Choudhury
C) S.K. Sharma
D) Arun Kumar Gupta

14 Who won "Best Director" award in Film Fare Award 2014 presented in January 2014?
A) Ritesh Batra
B) Abhishek Kapoor

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C) Rohit Shetty
D) Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

15 Who took charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of defence public sector Bharat
Electronics Ltd in Jan 2014?
A) P. Madhusudan
B) A.P Choudhury
C) S.K. Sharma
D) Arun Kumar Gupta

16 Indias core sector output, consisting of eight key sectors, growth stood at _______ in November
(announced in Jan 2014).
A) 2.4%
B) 5.8%
C) 1.7%
D) 3.1%

17 Expert Committee constituted by Information and Broadcasting Ministry to review the
institutional framework of Prasar Bharti has submitted its report. The committee was headed by
_________.
A) Ashok Hegde
B) Sam Pitroda
C) Montek Singh Ahluwalia
D) Arun Maira

18 World anti Leprosy Day is observed on?
A) 10th Jan
B) 15th Jan
C) 25th Jan
D) 30th Jan

19 Justice A.K. Ganguly resigned from the post of honorary professor of the National University of
Juridical Sciences after allegations of sexual harassment against him in Jan 2014. He was Human
Rights Commission chairman of which state?
A) Assam
B) Bihar
C) West Bengal
D) Oddisa

20 Which news channel won the "News Channel of the Year (Hindi)" award in the ENBA Awards
2013 announced in Jan 2014?
A) Star News
B) Aaj Tak
C) NDTV
D) None of These

21 Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd (MCX) has appointed whom as its new Managing
Director and Chief Executive Officer in Jan 2014?

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A) Saurabh Sarkar
B) Jigneesh Shah
C) Manoj Vaish
D) Joseph Massey

22 Who won "Best Actor" award in Film Fare Award 2014 presented in January 2014?
A) Nawazuddin Siddiqui
B) Rajkumar Rao
C) Farhan Akhtar
D) Dhanush K Raja

23 Bharti Retail has appointed whom as its Chief Executive Officer in Jan 2014?
A) Raj Jain
B) Pankaj Madan
C) Munish Sharda
D) Manoj Vaish

24 World Braille Day is observed on _____________.
A) 12-Jan
B) 4-Jan
C) 24-Jan
D) 8-Jan

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

26 Which country won the Under-19 Asia Cup Cricket title held in Jan 2014?
A) Pakistan
B) India
C) Sri Lanka
D) Bangladesh

27 Who won the the recent Bangladesh Parliament election held in Jan 2014?
A) Hussain Muhammad Ershad
B) Sheikh Hasina
C) Khaleda Zia
D) None of These

28 Legendary football player Eusebio da Silva Ferreira passed away in Jan 2014. He played
international football for which country?
A) Spain
B) Portugal
C) France
D) Italy

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29 Who has been appointed as President of National Association of Software and Service
Companies (NASSCOM) in January 2014?
A) Som Mittal
B) Krish Gopalakrishnan
C) R. Chandrashekhar
D) None of These

30 Who won "Best Actor (Critics)" award in Film Fare Award 2014 presented in January 2014?
A) Nawazuddin Siddiqui
B) Rajkumar Rao
C) Farhan Akhtar
D) Dhanush K Raja

31 B K S Iyengar won "Padma Vibhushan Award 2014" from ______ field in January 2014.
A) Public Affairs
B) Literature and Education
C) Yoga
D) ArtCinema

32 India's Martyrs' Day is observed on?
A) 10th Jan
B) 15th Jan
C) 25th Jan
D) 30th Jan

33 Which Indian squash player won the Open du Gard squash title, the PSA Challenger 5 event in
Jan 2014?
A) Heena Sidhu
B) Saurav Ghosal
C) Mahesh Mangaonkar
D) Dipika Pallikal

34 Which Indian shuttler has become the first male junior badminton player from India to be ranked
top in the world announced in Jan 2014?
A) Aditya Joshi
B) Parupalli Kashyap
C) Ajay Jayaram
D) Gurusai Datt

35 Who won the "Best Anchor (English)" award in the ENBA Awards 2013 announced in Jan 2014?
A) Shereen Bhan
B) Rajdeep Sardesai
C) Arnab Goshwami
D) None of These

36 Begum Parveen Sultana won "Padma Bhushan Award 2014" from ______ field in January 2014.
A) Public Affairs

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B) Literature and Education
C) ArtClassical Singing
D) ArtCinema

37 The US Senate confirmed whom as the head of the Federal Reserve in Jan 2014?
A) Lawrence Summers
B) Janet Yellen
C) Alan Greenspan
D) Stanley Fischer

38 The eurozone's inflation rate stood at _______ in December (announced in Jan 2014).
A) 1.2%
B) 0.8%
C) 1.4%
D) 1.1%

39 Which film won the "Best Film (critics)" award in Film Fare Award 2014 presented in January
2014?
A) The Lunchbox
B) Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
C) Chennai Express
D) Special 26

40 India has successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable ______ missile in Jan
2014, the first missile to be developed by DRDO under Indias prestigious IGMDP which has a
strike range of 350 km and is capable of carrying warheads of up to 1000 kg.
A) Prithvi-II
B) Agni-IV
C) Akash
D) Brahmos

41 The Central government announced to create an Equal Opportunity Commission as
recommended by the ______________ in Jan 2014.
A) Gadgil Committee
B) Verma Committee
C) Sachar Committee
D) None of These

42 Which movie won the "Best Motion Picture, Drama" award in the 71st annual Golden Globes
Awards presented in January 2014?
A) 12 Years a slave
B) American Hustle
C) The Wolf of Wall Street
D) Dollas Buyers Club

43 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2014 was held in which city in Jan 2014?
A) Hyderabad
B) Mumbai

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C) Bangalore
D) New Delhi

44 The Centre will soon appoint whom as Chairman of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal to
take up pending applications (announed in Jan 2014).
A) Justice R. Banumathi
B) Justice N.P. Singh
C) Justice B.S. Chauhan
D) Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai

45 An RBI panel headed by ________ has suggested setting up of specialised banks to cater to low
income households to ensure that all citizens have bank accounts by 2016 in Jan 2014 which will
pave way for significant changes in Indian banking structures.
A) Nachiket Mor
B) Urijit Patel
C) Usha Thorat
D) Narayanan Vaghul

46 Future Generali India Life Insurance Company Ltd has appointed whom as the new Managing
Director & Chief Executive Officer in Jan 2014.
A) Raj Jain
B) Munish Sharda
C) Pankaj Madan
D) Joseph Massey

47 India's Army Day is observed on?
A) 10th Jan
B) 15th Jan
C) 25th Jan
D) 30th Jan

48 The euro zone's unemployment rate stood at ______ in November (announced in Jan 2014).
A) 13.5%
B) 12.1%
C) 11.5%
D) 12.8%

49 The Telenor Group has nominated whom as the new Chief Executive Officer of Uninor with
immediate effect in Jan 2014?
A) Nigel Harris
B) Joginder Singh
C) Morten Karlsen Sorby
D) Sigve Brekke

50 India has been ranked ______ out of 25 countries with weapons-usable nuclear materials, as per
the 2014 Nuclear Threat Initiatives Nuclear Materials Security Index released in Jan 2014.
A) 15th
B) 21st

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C) 23rd
D) 18th

51 The high-level _________ Committee has favoured the current production sharing regime for
high-risk deep sea oil and gas exploration over the revenue-sharing model that is being
considered for the next round of auction in its two-part report on a road map to enhance
domestic oil and gas output submitted in Jan 2014.
A) Nachiket Mor
B) Y. Venugopal Reddy
C) Vijay Kelkar
D) C. Rangarajan

52 Former BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa rejoined BJP merging his formed party __________with BJP
in Jan 2014.
A) Karnataka Janata Party
B) Karnataka Janata Dal
C) Karnataka Janata Paksha
D) None of These

53 Who won "Best Director (Critics)" award in Film Fare Award 2014 presented in January 2014?
A) Ritesh Batra
B) Abhishek Kapoor
C) Rohit Shetty
D) Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

54 As per latest RBI guidelines published in Jan 2014, NBFCs can now give up to ______ of the value
of the gold jewellery pledged as loan compared to earlier 60%.
A) 70%
B) 80%
C) 75%
D) 65%

55 Kamala Haasan won "Padma Bhushan Award 2014" from ______ field in January 2014.
A) Public Affairs
B) Literature and Education
C) ArtClassical Singing
D) ArtCinema

56 Who won the Mayilamma Award named after the `Plachimada Heroine who had campaigned
against the Coca-Cola company at Keralas Plachimada village in Jan 2014?
A) Meena Kandasamy
B) Gullapalli N. Rao
C) Priti Patel
D) Gopal Sheshappanavar

57 Which movie won the "Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy" award in the 71st annual
Golden Globes Awards presented in January 2014?
A) 12 Years a slave

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B) American Hustle
C) The Wolf of Wall Street
D) Dollas Buyers Club

58 Which Global tech company acquired India-based Little Eye Labs, a startup that builds
performance analysis and monitoring tools for mobile Android apps, for nearly USD 15 million
in Jan 2014?
A) Microsoft
B) Google
C) Facebook
D) Apple

59 The US unemployment rate stood at _______ in December (announced in Jan 2014).
A) 7.1%
B) 6.2%
C) 6.7%
D) 7.5%

60 The European Central Bank (ECB) has kept its benchmark interest rate at a record low of
________ during its monetary policy announcement in Jan 2014.
A) 0.25%
B) 0.5%
C) 0.75%
D) None of These

61 Mahatma Gandhi's grand-daughter Ela Gandhi were among the 13 recipients of Pravasi
Bharatiya Samman Award conferred in Delhi in Jan 2014. She is based in which country?
A) USA
B) Australia
C) South Africa
D) New Zealand

62 "National Youth Day" is observed on?
A) 10th Jan
B) 15th Jan
C) 12th Jan
D) 22th Jan

63 India's Trade deficit stood at ________ in December 2013 (announced in Jan 2014).
A) USD 12.5 billion
B) USD 10.14 billion
C) USD 10.89 billion
D) USD 9.25 billion

64 Indias Index of Industrial Production, the most important parameter to judge performance of
industrial sector, growth stood at __________ in November (announced in Jan 2014).
A) -2.1%
B) -1.8%

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C) 1.2%
D) 0.3%

65 Which country has signed an Interim Nuclear deal with six world powers from January 20, 2014
in order to put concrete steps aimed at placing curbs on its nuclear programme?
A) Iraq
B) Syria
C) Iran
D) North Korea

66 Who won the "Best Director - Motion Picture" award in the 71st annual Golden Globes Awards
presented in January 2014?
A) Alexander Payne
B) Alfonso Cuaron
C) Guillermo del Toro
D) Emmanuel Lubezki

67 Ariel Sharon, who was in a coma for eight years passed away in Jan 2014. He was Prime Minister
of which country before suffering a stroke?
A) Israel
B) Palestine
C) Turkey
D) France

68 India recently completed _______ years in Jan 2014 since its last case of polio was reported, a
major public health success for India that until recently accounted for most of the worlds cases.
A) Two
B) One
C) Three
D) Four

69 India's Retirement fund body EPFO has decided to increase the rate of interest on Provident
Fund deposits to _________ for 2013-14 in Jan 2014.
A) 8.25%
B) 8.5%
C) 8.75%
D) 8%

70 Which railway stations platform number one has entered into the Limca Book of Records as
longest rail platform in the world in Jan 2014? The platforms length is 1355.40 meters and was
inaugurated in 6 October 2013.
A) Allahabad
B) Mughal Sarai
C) Kanpur
D) Gorakhpur

71 Global Steel giant POSCO has received environment clearance from the Union Ministry of
Environment and Forest (MoEF) in Jan 2014 for a steel plant of Rs 52000 crore in Odisha with an

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annual production capacity of 12 million tones. POSCO is from which country?
A) South Korea
B) China
C) Japan
D) Taiwan

72 "Global Family Day" is observed on?
A) 1-Jan
B) 11-Jan
C) 6-Jan
D) 22-Jan

73 Who has been appointed as the Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser in Department of
Space in Jan 2014?
A) V S Madan
B) S R Rao
C) A Vijayanand
D) Sudhir Gupta

74 Who has been awarded the Best CFO Award, conferred by the Institute of Chartered
Accountants of India (ICAI) in jan 2014?The award recognizes chartered accountants who have
demonstrated excellence and have created value for their companys stakeholders on a
sustainable basis and are exemplary role model.
A) Raj Jain
B) P.K.Goyal
C) Munish Sharda
D) Rajiv Bansal

75 Who in the list won "Padma Bhushan Award 2014" from Sports field in January 2014.
A) Prakash Padukone
B) Mahesh Bhupati
C) Leander Paes
D) None of These

76 Anjali Devi passed away in Chennai in Jan 2014. She was a famous _________ .
A) Artist
B) Author
C) Singer
D) Actress

77 Which movie won the "Best Foreign Language Film" award in the 71st annual Golden Globes
Awards presented in January 2014?
A) Blue Is the Warmest Colour
B) The Hunt
C) The Great Beauty
D) The Past

78 Famous _____ IIa Pathak passed away due to prolonged illness in Ahmedabad on 9 January

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2014.
A) Actress
B) Social Activist
C) Author
D) Professor

79 Who won "Best Actress" award in Film Fare Award 2014 presented in January 2014?
A) Kareena Kapoor
B) Priyanka Chopra
C) Deepika Padukone
D) Parineeti Chopra

80 Bansi Kaul won "Padma Shri Award 2014" from ______ field in January 2014.
A) ArtTheatre
B) Literature and Education
C) ArtClassical Singing
D) ArtCinema

81 Indias Retail inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index, stood at ________ in December
(announced in Jan 2014).
A) 10.12%
B) 9.5%
C) 9.87%
D) 9.19%

82 Which global tech company acquired smart thermostat start-up Nest for USD 3.2 billion in Jan
2014?
A) Microsoft
B) Google
C) Facebook
D) Apple

83 "World Laughter Day" is observed on?
A) 1-Jan
B) 11-Jan
C) 6-Jan
D) 10-Jan

84 Which footballer won the world's best football player award for the year 2013, FIFA Ballon d'Or
2013 (Presented in Jan 2014)?
A) Cristiano Ronaldo
B) Lionel Messi
C) Franck Ribry
D) Kaka

85 National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has reduced the refinance
rates for the banks and other lending agencies to ________ compared to earlier rate of 9.90% for
next 5 years. (announced in Jan 2014)

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A) 9.75%
B) 9.60%
C) 9.70%
D) 9.50%

86 Who won the "Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama" award in the 71st annual Golden Globes
Awards presented in January 2014?
A) Mathew Mc Conaughey
B) Alfonso Cuaron
C) Leonardo DiCaprio
D) Jared Leto

87 Which Indian athlete became the first Indian track and field athlete to win a gold medal in a
major world event after international governing body IAAF upgraded her second place finish at
the 2005 Monaco World Athletics Final to the top spot in Jan 2014, following a dope violation by
a Russian competitor Tatyana Kotova.
A) K. M. Beenamol
B) P. T. Usha
C) Anju Bobby George
D) Shiny Abraham

88 Who was selected as the Captain of Indias U-19 Cricket World Cup team by the All-India Junior
Selection Committee in Jan 2014?
A) Unmukt Chand
B) Vijay Zol
C) Sanju Samson
D) Baba Aparajith

89 Who won "Best Actress (Critics)" award in Film Fare Award 2014 presented in January 2014?
A) Shilpa Shukla
B) Supriya Pathak
C) Deepika Padukone
D) Parineeti Chopra

90 The World Bank has projected Indias economy will grow over ________ in 2014-15 and 7.1% by
2016-17 in Jan 2014 as global demand recovers and domestic investment increases.
A) 7%
B) 5%
C) 6%
D) None of These

91 The Union Government extended the term of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
Chairman __________ for a period of two years in Jan 2014.
A) C B Bhave
B) Raghuram Rajan
C) U K. Sinha
D) Deepak Sinha


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92 Who in the list won "Padma Shri Award 2014" from ______ field in January 2014.
A) Paresh Rawal
B) Om Puri
C) Asrani
D) None of These

93 "NRI Day" is observed on?
A) 9-Jan
B) 11-Jan
C) 14-Jan
D) 10-Jan

94 Which Indian state is the first state in the country to provide universal health coverage for
tertiary care to all the sections of society afte covering 1.12 crore people of Above Poverty Line
families under the newly launched Rajiv Arogya Bhagya?
A) Kerala
B) Tamil Nadu
C) Gujarat
D) Karnataka

95 Which writer won The Hindu Prize for Best Fiction 2013 for his second novel, Vanity Bagh for
consistent writing and humour and imagination (announced in Jan 2014)?
A) Amitav Ghosh
B) Anees Salim
C) Jhumpa Lahiri
D) Arundhati Roy

96 Who won the "Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy" award in the 71st annual
Golden Globes Awards presented in January 2014?
A) Mathew Mc Conaughey
B) Alfonso Cuaron
C) Leonardo DiCaprio
D) Jared Leto

97 Who has been appointed Secretary in Department of Commerce in Jan 2014?
A) Rajeev Kher
B) S R Rao
C) Sudhir Gupta
D) Shailendra Singh

98 Famous Padma Shri awardee Marathi _______ Namdeo Dhasal passed away in Mumbai in Jan
2014 after a prolonged illness.
A) Actor
B) Director
C) Poet
D) Artist

99 Indias overall inflation, measured by the Wholesale price index, stood at _______ in December

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2013 (announced in Jan 2014).
A) 6.16%
B) 5.85%
C) 6.92%
D) 7.11%

100 China's total FDI jumped by 5.25% in 2013 to __________ (announced in Jan 2014).
A) USD 162.4 billion
B) USD 102.45 billion
C) USD 122.1 billion
D) USD 117.59 billion

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

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

103 "National Tourism Day" is observed on?
A) 25-Jan
B) 21-Jan
C) 24-Jan
D) 10-Jan

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

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

106 Who was named coach of the year by FIFA in January 2014 after leading Bayern Munich to an
unprecedented treble last season?
A) Alex Ferguson
B) Jrgen Klopp
C) Jupp Heynckes

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D) Football team manager

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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D) Jeet Thayil

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

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

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

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

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

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

120 National Urban Health Mission was launched in Bangalore In Jan 2014. The programme aims to
provide health security to urban poor and it envisages creation of necessary health checkup
infrastructure and the manpower requirement. Central Government will share 80% of the cost to
implement the programme. This comes under which ministry?

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A) Ministry for Human Resource Development
B) Ministry for Health and Family Welfare
C) Ministry for Rural Development
D) Ministry for Minority Affairs

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

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

123 "International Customs Day" is observed on?
A) 25-Jan
B) 21-Jan
C) 24-Jan
D) 26-Jan

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

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

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

127 The Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, __________ retired in Jan 2014.
A) K.C. Chakrabarty

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B) Anand Sinha
C) H.R. Khan
D) Urjit Patel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

140 Famous _______ actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, also known as ANR, passed away in Jan 2014.
A) Malaylam

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B) Tamil
C) Telegu
D) Kannada

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

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

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

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

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

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

147 FIFA have named a track "We Are One (Ole Ola)" by _________ as the official anthem in Jan 2014
for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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A) Pitbull and Christina Aguilera
B) Pitbull and Mariah Carey
C) Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez
D) Justic Timberlake and Christina Aguilera

148 "Indias Republic Day" is observed on?
A) 25-Jan
B) 21-Jan
C) 24-Jan
D) 26-Jan

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

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

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

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

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

154 Which Indian bank strengthened its social media presence with the launch of its channel on
popular video sharing website Youtube in Jan 2014?
A) State Bank of India
B) HDFC Bank

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C) Punjab National Bank
D) Bank of Baroda

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

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

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

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

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

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

161 Which Global tech company has acquired DeepMind Technologies, an artificial intelligence
company in London, for USD 400 million in Jan 2014?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

168 Which Rapper-turned-actress will be honoured by the New York Women in Communications

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with its 2014 Matrix Award (announced in Jan 2014), which honours females who change the
world?
A) Dolly Parton
B) Queen Latifah
C) MC Lyte
D) Whoopi Goldberg

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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C) 3.2%
D) 2.1%

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

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

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

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

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

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

188 Raymond Weil, the pioneer of _________ passed away in Jan 2014.
A) Italian Fasion
B) Swiss watch

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C) German Auto
D) None of These

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

196 Who was elected as the President of The Indian Islamic Cultural Centre (IICC) in Jan 2014?
A) Sirajuddin Qureshi

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B) Safdar H. Khan
C) Qamar Ahmad
D) Abrar Ahmed

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

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

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

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

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

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

203 First Climate Change theatre was opened at Pushpa Gujral Science City in ___________ in Jan
2014. The theatre will educate people on climate change.

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A) Kapurthala
B) Ludhiana
C) Chandigarh
D) New Delhi

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

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

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

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

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

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

210 Which country has the lowest unemployment rate among euro zone countries at 4.8%

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(announced in Jan 2014).
A) Germany
B) Austria
C) Greece
D) Switzerland

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

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

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

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

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

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

217 Worlds first Bitcoin storage service that insures deposits of the digital currency was launched in
which city in Jan 2014?
A) Paris
B) New York

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C) Geneva
D) London

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

219 Indias only and first hospital for fish will be set up in which city (announced in Jan 2014)?
A) Puducherry
B) Chennai
C) Kochi
D) Panaji

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


Answers

Sl
No.
Question Answer
1 Raghunath A Mashelkar won "Padma Vibhushan Award 2014"
from ______ field in January 2014.
Ans) Science and
Engineering
2 Which country formally joined the euro zone, becoming the 18th
member of the group of EU states which uses the euro as its
currency in Jan 2014?
Ans) Latvia
3 Which news channel won the "Best News Channel of the Year
(English)" award in the ENBA Awards 2013 announced in Jan
2014?
Ans) NDTV 24X7
4 Who took over as the Air Force chief in Jan 2014? Ans) Arup Raha
5 Which film won the "Best Film" award in Film Fare Award 2014
presented in January 2014?
Ans) Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
6 India's National Voters Day was observed on? Ans) 25th Jan
7 Market regulator SEBI has appointed whom as the new MD and
CEO of MCX-SX in Jan 2014?
Ans) Saurabh Sarkar
8 Who was honoured with the Best Scientist Award of Science-Tech
Foundation (STF), Bangalore for the year 2013, announced in Jan
2014.
Ans) B. Mahipal Reddy
9 Indian government has cancelled a USD 753 million helicopter
deal with which company after allegations of corruption in Jan
2014?
Ans) Finmeccanica
10 Who has been chosen for the South American footballer of the Ans) Ronaldinho

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year in the annual poll conducted by the Uruguayan daily El Pais
in Jan 2014?
11 Former ________ CFO and Board Member V Balakrishnan joined
the Aam Admi Party in Jan 2014.
Ans) Infosys
12 Which has launched skill development program named as
Udaan for youths in Jammu and Kashmir in co-ordination with
NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation) and the
Government of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) in Jan 2014?
Ans) Canara Bank
13 Who took charge as the new Chairman and Managing Director of
PSU Company Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL) in Jan 2014?
Ans) P. Madhusudan
14 Who won "Best Director" award in Film Fare Award 2014
presented in January 2014?
Ans) Rakeysh Omprakash
Mehra
15 Who took charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of
defence public sector Bharat Electronics Ltd in Jan 2014?
Ans) S.K. Sharma
16 Indias core sector output, consisting of eight key sectors, growth
stood at _______ in November (announced in Jan 2014).
Ans) 1.7%
17 Expert Committee constituted by Information and Broadcasting
Ministry to review the institutional framework of Prasar Bharti
has submitted its report. The committee was headed by _________.
Ans) Sam Pitroda
18 World anti Leprosy Day is observed on? Ans) 30th Jan
19 Justice A.K. Ganguly resigned from the post of honorary professor
of the National University of Juridical Sciences after allegations of
sexual harassment against him in Jan 2014. He was Human Rights
Commission chairman of which state?
Ans) West Bengal
20 Which news channel won the "News Channel of the Year (Hindi)"
award in the ENBA Awards 2013 announced in Jan 2014?
Ans) Aaj Tak
21 Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd (MCX) has appointed
whom as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
in Jan 2014?
Ans) Manoj Vaish
22 Who won "Best Actor" award in Film Fare Award 2014 presented
in January 2014?
Ans) Farhan Akhtar
23 Bharti Retail has appointed whom as its Chief Executive Officer in
Jan 2014?
Ans) Raj Jain
24 World Braille Day is observed on _____________. Ans) 4-Jan
25 Indias largest software services company Tata Consultancy
Services (TCS) announced to set up the world's largest corporate
learning and development centre in __________ in Jan 2014.
Ans) Thiruvananthapuram
26 Which country won the Under-19 Asia Cup Cricket title held in
Jan 2014?
Ans) India
27 Who won the the recent Bangladesh Parliament election held in
Jan 2014?
Ans) Sheikh Hasina
28 Legendary football player Eusebio da Silva Ferreira passed away
in Jan 2014. He played international football for which country?
Ans) Portugal
29 Who has been appointed as President of National Association of
Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) in January 2014?
Ans) R. Chandrashekhar
30 Who won "Best Actor (Critics)" award in Film Fare Award 2014
presented in January 2014?
Ans) Rajkumar Rao
31 B K S Iyengar won "Padma Vibhushan Award 2014" from ______
field in January 2014.
Ans) Yoga

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32 India's Martyrs' Day is observed on? Ans) 30th Jan
33 Which Indian squash player won the Open du Gard squash title,
the PSA Challenger 5 event in Jan 2014?
Ans) Mahesh Mangaonkar
34 Which Indian shuttler has become the first male junior badminton
player from India to be ranked top in the world announced in Jan
2014?
Ans) Aditya Joshi
35 Who won the "Best Anchor (English)" award in the ENBA Awards
2013 announced in Jan 2014?
Ans) Shereen Bhan
36 Begum Parveen Sultana won "Padma Bhushan Award 2014" from
______ field in January 2014.
Ans) ArtClassical Singing
37 The US Senate confirmed whom as the head of the Federal
Reserve in Jan 2014?
Ans) Janet Yellen
38 The eurozone's inflation rate stood at _______ in December
(announced in Jan 2014).
Ans) 0.8%
39 Which film won the "Best Film (critics)" award in Film Fare Award
2014 presented in January 2014?
Ans) The Lunchbox
40 India has successfully test-fired its indigenously developed
nuclear-capable ______ missile in Jan 2014, the first missile to be
developed by DRDO under Indias prestigious IGMDP which has
a strike range of 350 km and is capable of carrying warheads of up
to 1000 kg.
Ans) Prithvi-II
41 The Central government announced to create an Equal
Opportunity Commission as recommended by the ______________
in Jan 2014.
Ans) Sachar Committee
42 Which movie won the "Best Motion Picture, Drama" award in the
71st annual Golden Globes Awards presented in January 2014?
Ans) 12 Years a slave
43 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2014 was held in which city in Jan 2014? Ans) New Delhi
44 The Centre will soon appoint whom as Chairman of the Cauvery
Water Disputes Tribunal to take up pending applications
(announed in Jan 2014).
Ans) Justice B.S. Chauhan
45 An RBI panel headed by ________ has suggested setting up of
specialised banks to cater to low income households to ensure that
all citizens have bank accounts by 2016 in Jan 2014 which will
pave way for significant changes in Indian banking structures.
Ans) Nachiket Mor
46 Future Generali India Life Insurance Company Ltd has appointed
whom as the new Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer in
Jan 2014.
Ans) Munish Sharda
47 India's Army Day is observed on? Ans) 15th Jan
48 The euro zone's unemployment rate stood at ______ in November
(announced in Jan 2014).
Ans) 12.1%
49 The Telenor Group has nominated whom as the new Chief
Executive Officer of Uninor with immediate effect in Jan 2014?
Ans) Morten Karlsen Sorby
50 India has been ranked ______ out of 25 countries with weapons-
usable nuclear materials, as per the 2014 Nuclear Threat
Initiatives Nuclear Materials Security Index released in Jan 2014.
Ans) 23rd
51 The high-level _________ Committee has favoured the current
production sharing regime for high-risk deep sea oil and gas
exploration over the revenue-sharing model that is being
considered for the next round of auction in its two-part report on a
Ans) Vijay Kelkar

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road map to enhance domestic oil and gas output submitted in Jan
2014.
52 Former BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa rejoined BJP merging his
formed party __________with BJP in Jan 2014.
Ans) Karnataka Janata
Paksha
53 Who won "Best Director (Critics)" award in Film Fare Award 2014
presented in January 2014?
Ans) Ritesh Batra
54 As per latest RBI guidelines published in Jan 2014, NBFCs can
now give up to ______ of the value of the gold jewellery pledged
as loan compared to earlier 60%.
Ans) 75%
55 Kamala Haasan won "Padma Bhushan Award 2014" from ______
field in January 2014.
Ans) ArtCinema
56 Who won the Mayilamma Award named after the `Plachimada
Heroine who had campaigned against the Coca-Cola company at
Keralas Plachimada village in Jan 2014?
Ans) Meena Kandasamy
57 Which movie won the "Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy"
award in the 71st annual Golden Globes Awards presented in
January 2014?
Ans) American Hustle
58 Which Global tech company acquired India-based Little Eye Labs,
a startup that builds performance analysis and monitoring tools
for mobile Android apps, for nearly USD 15 million in Jan 2014?
Ans) Facebook
59 The US unemployment rate stood at _______ in December
(announced in Jan 2014).
Ans) 6.7%
60 The European Central Bank (ECB) has kept its benchmark interest
rate at a record low of ________ during its monetary policy
announcement in Jan 2014.
Ans) 0.25%
61 Mahatma Gandhi's grand-daughter Ela Gandhi were among the
13 recipients of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award conferred in
Delhi in Jan 2014. She is based in which country?
Ans) South Africa
62 "National Youth Day" is observed on? Ans) 12th Jan
63 India's Trade deficit stood at ________ in December 2013
(announced in Jan 2014).
Ans) USD 10.14 billion
64 Indias Index of Industrial Production, the most important
parameter to judge performance of industrial sector, growth stood
at __________ in November (announced in Jan 2014).
Ans) -2.1%
65 Which country has signed an Interim Nuclear deal with six world
powers from January 20, 2014 in order to put concrete steps aimed
at placing curbs on its nuclear programme?
Ans) Iran
66 Who won the "Best Director - Motion Picture" award in the 71st
annual Golden Globes Awards presented in January 2014?
Ans) Alfonso Cuaron
67 Ariel Sharon, who was in a coma for eight years passed away in
Jan 2014. He was Prime Minister of which country before suffering
a stroke?
Ans) Israel
68 India recently completed _______ years in Jan 2014 since its last
case of polio was reported, a major public health success for India
that until recently accounted for most of the worlds cases.
Ans) Three
69 India's Retirement fund body EPFO has decided to increase the
rate of interest on Provident Fund deposits to _________ for 2013-
14 in Jan 2014.
Ans) 8.75%
70 Which railway stations platform number one has entered into the Ans) Gorakhpur

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Limca Book of Records as longest rail platform in the world in Jan
2014? The platforms length is 1355.40 meters and was
inaugurated in 6 October 2013.
71 Global Steel giant POSCO has received environment clearance
from the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) in Jan
2014 for a steel plant of Rs 52000 crore in Odisha with an annual
production capacity of 12 million tones. POSCO is from which
country?
Ans) South Korea
72 "Global Family Day" is observed on? Ans) 1-Jan
73 Who has been appointed as the Additional Secretary and Financial
Adviser in Department of Space in Jan 2014?
Ans) A Vijayanand
74 Who has been awarded the Best CFO Award, conferred by the
Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) in jan 2014?The
award recognizes chartered accountants who have demonstrated
excellence and have created value for their companys
stakeholders on a sustainable basis and are exemplary role model.
Ans) P.K.Goyal
75 Who in the list won "Padma Bhushan Award 2014" from Sports
field in January 2014.
Ans) Leander Paes
76 Anjali Devi passed away in Chennai in Jan 2014. She was a famous
_________ .
Ans) Actress
77 Which movie won the "Best Foreign Language Film" award in the
71st annual Golden Globes Awards presented in January 2014?
Ans) The Great Beauty
78 Famous _____ IIa Pathak passed away due to prolonged illness in
Ahmedabad on 9 January 2014.
Ans) Social Activist
79 Who won "Best Actress" award in Film Fare Award 2014
presented in January 2014?
Ans) Deepika Padukone
80 Bansi Kaul won "Padma Shri Award 2014" from ______ field in
January 2014.
Ans) ArtTheatre
81 Indias Retail inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index, stood
at ________ in December (announced in Jan 2014).
Ans) 9.87%
82 Which global tech company acquired smart thermostat start-up
Nest for USD 3.2 billion in Jan 2014?
Ans) Google
83 "World Laughter Day" is observed on? Ans) 10-Jan
84 Which footballer won the world's best football player award for
the year 2013, FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013 (Presented in Jan 2014)?
Ans) Cristiano Ronaldo
85 National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
(NABARD) has reduced the refinance rates for the banks and
other lending agencies to ________ compared to earlier rate of
9.90% for next 5 years. (announced in Jan 2014)
Ans) 9.70%
86 Who won the "Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama" award in
the 71st annual Golden Globes Awards presented in January 2014?
Ans) Mathew Mc
Conaughey
87 Which Indian athlete became the first Indian track and field
athlete to win a gold medal in a major world event after
international governing body IAAF upgraded her second place
finish at the 2005 Monaco World Athletics Final to the top spot in
Jan 2014, following a dope violation by a Russian competitor
Tatyana Kotova.
Ans) Anju Bobby George
88 Who was selected as the Captain of Indias U-19 Cricket World
Cup team by the All-India Junior Selection Committee in Jan 2014?
Ans) Vijay Zol

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89 Who won "Best Actress (Critics)" award in Film Fare Award 2014
presented in January 2014?
Ans) Shilpa Shukla
90 The World Bank has projected Indias economy will grow over
________ in 2014-15 and 7.1% by 2016-17 in Jan 2014 as global
demand recovers and domestic investment increases.
Ans) 6%
91 The Union Government extended the term of Securities and
Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Chairman __________ for a period
of two years in Jan 2014.
Ans) U K. Sinha
92 Who in the list won "Padma Shri Award 2014" from ______ field in
January 2014.
Ans) Paresh Rawal
93 "NRI Day" is observed on? Ans) 9-Jan
94 Which Indian state is the first state in the country to provide
universal health coverage for tertiary care to all the sections of
society afte covering 1.12 crore people of Above Poverty Line
families under the newly launched Rajiv Arogya Bhagya?
Ans) Karnataka
95 Which writer won The Hindu Prize for Best Fiction 2013 for his
second novel, Vanity Bagh for consistent writing and humour
and imagination (announced in Jan 2014)?
Ans) Anees Salim
96 Who won the "Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or
Comedy" award in the 71st annual Golden Globes Awards
presented in January 2014?
Ans) Leonardo DiCaprio
97 Who has been appointed Secretary in Department of Commerce in
Jan 2014?
Ans) Rajeev Kher
98 Famous Padma Shri awardee Marathi _______ Namdeo Dhasal
passed away in Mumbai in Jan 2014 after a prolonged illness.
Ans) Poet
99 Indias overall inflation, measured by the Wholesale price index,
stood at _______ in December 2013 (announced in Jan 2014).
Ans) 6.16%
100 China's total FDI jumped by 5.25% in 2013 to __________
(announced in Jan 2014).
Ans) USD 117.59 billion
101 Park Geun-hye visited India in Jan 2014. He is President of which
Asian Country?
Ans) South Korea
102 Which golfer won the Sony Open golf tournament held in Hawaii
in Jan 2014?
Ans) Jimmy Walker
103 "National Tourism Day" is observed on? Ans) 25-Jan
104 Gary Kenneth Toomey resigned with immediate effect in Jan 2014
just three months after taking over as the CEO of which Indian
Airlines Company?
Ans) Jet Airways
105 Who was re-elected as President of the Badminton Association of
India in Jan 2014?
Ans) Akhilesh Das Gupta
106 Who was named coach of the year by FIFA in January 2014 after
leading Bayern Munich to an unprecedented treble last season?
Ans) Jupp Heynckes
107 Yushi was awarded with the Thiruvalluvar award by the Tamil
Nadu government in Chennai on the occasion of Thiruvalluvar
Day of 15th January 2014. He is from which country?
Ans) Taiwan
108 Legendary actress Suchitra Sen, who was known as the _______ of
Bengali cinema, passed away in Jan 2014.
Ans) Greta Garbo
109 The spiritual leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community 52nd Dai-
al-Mutlaq __________ passed away in Mumbai in Jan 2014.
Ans) Syedna Mohammed
Burhanuddin
110 Who won the "Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Ans) Amy Adams

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Comedy" award in the 71st annual Golden Globes Awards
presented in January 2014?
111 Which country won Hockey World League held in New Delhi in
jan 2014?
Ans) Netherlands
112 India has agreed to cooperate in the field of renewable energy,
especially in the areas of solar and wind power with which
country and signed a MoU for this in Jan 2014?
Ans) UAE
113 Which famous playwright and journalist won the DSC Prize for
South Asian Literature 2014 (announced in Jan 2014) for the book
"The Chronicle of the Corpse Bearer"?
Ans) Cyrus Mistry
114 Which famous actor has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha on a
Trinamool Congress ticket (announced his nomination in Jan
2014)?
Ans) Mithun Chakraborty
115 Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first Indian
wicketkeeper and the ________ overall to effect 300 dismissals in
One Day Internationals in Jan 2014.
Ans) Fourth
116 Who has been appointed Member (Finance), Atomic Energy,
Space and Earth Commissions in Jan 2014?
Ans) Sudarsanam
Srinivasan
117 Which country is likely to join the World Trade Organization
(WTO) within the next three months (announed in Jan 2014)?
Ans) Afghanistan
118 China's economy grew by ________ in the last year 2013,
maintaining its slowest growth in more than a decade (announced
in Jan 2014).
Ans) 7.7%
119 India has successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable strategic
missile ____________, with a strike range of about 4,000 km, from
a test range off the Odisha coast in Jan 2014.
Ans) Agni-IV
120 National Urban Health Mission was launched in Bangalore In Jan
2014. The programme aims to provide health security to urban
poor and it envisages creation of necessary health check up
infrastructure and the manpower requirement. Central
Government will share 80% of the cost to implement the
programme. This comes under which ministry?
Ans) Ministry for Health
and Family Welfare
121 Which Indian state has been selected for 'Krishi Karman' Award
for 2012-13 as the best performing state in overall agricultural
production in the country (announced in Jan 2014)?
Ans) West Bengal
122 Telecom regulator TRAI has appointed whom as its new secretary
in Jan 2014, ahead of it releasing the final guidelines of spectrum
trading and auction of CDMA radiowaves?
Ans) Sudhir Gupta
123 "International Customs Day" is observed on? Ans) 26-Jan
124 The Central Government has granted minority status to the Jain
Community in Jan 2014. With this announcement, Jains became
the ______ community to have minority status.
Ans) Sixth
125 Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) has appointed whom as its chief
executive officer and managing director in Jan 2014?
Ans) S N Goel
126 Government has appointed which IPS officer as the new chief of
the Hyderabad-based National Police Academy, alma mater for
IPS officers in the country in Jan 2014?
Ans) Aruna Bahuguna (
first woman to head
National Police Academy)
127 The Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, __________
retired in Jan 2014.
Ans) Anand Sinha

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128 The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) constituted an expert committee
to review governance of boards of banks in Jan 2014 headed by
__________. The expert panel is expected to submit its report
within a period three months from the date of its first meeting.
Ans) P. J. Nayak
129 POSCO, the South Korean steel maker giant has received
environment clearance from the Union Ministry of Environment
and Forest (MoEF) in Jan 2014 for a steel plant of Rs 52000 crore in
which state with an annual production capacity of 12 million
tones?
Ans) Odisha
130 Who won the "Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama" award in
the 71st annual Golden Globes Awards presented in January 2014?
Ans) Cate Blanchett
131 Which global tech company acquired Bengaluru based
Impermium for USD 9 million in Jan 2014?
Ans) Google
132 As per data published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
in Jan 2014, Indias economic growth is expected to be ______ this
financial year and the growth may improve to 5.4% in the next
financial year 2014-15.
Ans) 4.6%
133 The annual World Economic Forum 2014 held in which city in Jan
2014 in which business and political leaders gathered to discuss
about the strength of the global economic recovery?
Ans) Davos
134 Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of __________. paid official visit to
New Delhi from January 25-27, 2014 and was the chief guest at
this years Republic Day celebrations.
Ans) Japan
135 Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of the National
Dairy Development Board (NDDB) in Jan 2014?
Ans) T. Nanda Kumar
136 The Reserve Bank of India has advised in Jan 2014 that after 31st
March this year it will completely withdraw from circulation all
banknotes issued prior to ___________.
Ans) 2005
137 An expert committee, headed by _______ has suggested that the
apex bank should adopt the new CPI (consumer price index) as
the measure of the nominal anchor for policy communication in
Jan 2014. The nominal anchor or the target for inflation should be
set at 4% with a band of +/- 2 per cent around it.
Ans) Urjit R. Patel
138 Which area in India has been named 'destination flyways' by
United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Jan
2014 after its inclusion in a list of eight such sites worldwide?
Ans) Chilika lagoon
139 Which Indian American scientist has been awarded the
prestigious 2014 Marconi Society Prize in jan 2014? He is the only
India-born scientist to receive both the Marconi Prize and the Bell
Medal, two top global IT technology awards.
Ans) Arogyaswami Joseph
Paulraj
140 Famous _______ actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, also known as
ANR, passed away in Jan 2014.
Ans) Telegu
141 Which state tourism has been conferred the United Nations
Award for creating innovative initiatives for sustainable tourism
in Jan 2014, the first time India has ever won the recognition?
Ans) Kerala Tourism
142 Who has been appointed as Joint Secretary with the Department of
Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), under Ministry of
Commerce in Jan 2014?
Ans) Shailendra Singh
143 Which Indian-origin academician has been appointed dean of the Ans) Rakesh Khurana

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prestigious Harvard College in jan 2014 and will take over his new
role in July?
144 India's Olympic bronze medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal dropped
a place to be at ______ position in the latest Badminton World
Federation (BWF) ranking published in Jan 2014.
Ans) 9th
145 UNWTO awarded __________ with the 2013 UNWTO Award for
Lifetime Achievement in Jan 2014 in recognition of his work as a
business journalist reporting on the tourism industry?
Ans) Richard Quest
146 Which global PC/Laptop maker agreed to acquire IBM's low-end
server business for USD 2.3 billion in Jan 2014?
Ans) Lenovo
147 FIFA have named a track "We Are One (Ole Ola)" by _________ as
the official anthem in Jan 2014 for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Ans) Pitbull and Jennifer
Lopez
148 "Indias Republic Day" is observed on? Ans) 26-Jan
149 Latvia has formally joined the euro zone in Jan 2014, becoming the
_______ member of the group of EU states which uses the euro as
its currency.
Ans) 18th
150 Who won the Australian Open women's doubles title held in Jan
2014?
Ans) Sara Errani and
Roberta Vinci
151 National Girl Child Day is celebrated on _________ across India. Ans) 24-Jan
152 Tamil Nadu's political party DMK suspended Whom from being a
member of the party and also relieved him of the party posts in
Jan 2014?
Ans) Alagiri
153 Who has been appointed as Director General (Forests) and Special
Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests in Jan 2014?
Ans) S S Garbyal
154 Which Indian bank strengthened its social media presence with
the launch of its channel on popular video sharing website
Youtube in Jan 2014?
Ans) State Bank of India
155 Who has been appointed as the Chairman of Airports Authority of
India (AAI) in Jan 2014, he has been given additional charge of the
new post?
Ans) Alok Sinha
156 Who has taken charge as Executive Director of Central Bank of
India in Jan 2014, taking total number of EDs of Central Bank of
India to three?
Ans) B K Divakara
157 Who has been named winner of the 2014 Othmer Gold Medal, a
top award of the US-based Chemical Heritage Foundation, in Jan
2014?
Ans) Kiran Mazumdar-
Shaw
158 Who won the women's singles title at the Australian Open Tennis
Championships held in jan 2014?
Ans) Li Na
159 The Election Commission of India celebrated the 4th National
voters Day on ___________ across the nation to commemorate the
foundation day of the Election Commission of India and also to
enhance the participation of the voters.
Ans) 25-Jan
160 Who has been awarded with the National Communal Harmony
Award in jan 2014 for work done in the field of Peace and
Harmony?
Ans) Dr. Mohinder Singh
and N Radhakrishnan
161 Which Global tech company has acquired DeepMind
Technologies, an artificial intelligence company in London, for
USD 400 million in Jan 2014?
Ans) Google
162 Who won the Australian Open Men's single title held in Jan 2014? Ans) Stanislas Wawrinka

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163 Who won the Mens title in the Syed Modi India Grand Prix Gold
Badminton Championship held in Jan 2014?
Ans) Xue Song
164 Karl Slym, the managing director of_________ passed away in Jan
2014 after falling from 22nd floor of the Shangri-La Hotel to the
fourth floor in Bangkok.
Ans) Tata Motors
165 Which Indian shuttler won the Women's Singles title at Syed Modi
India Grand Prix Gold Badminton Championship held in Jan
2014?
Ans) Saina Nehwal
166 Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni became the first captain to
be played in _______ tied One Day International matches when
India tied third ODI match against New Zealand on 25th January
2014.
Ans) Four
167 Which country secured No 1 rank in the 2014 Environmental
Performance Index (EPI) issued by Yale University in Jan 2014?
Ans) Switzerland
168 Which Rapper-turned-actress will be honoured by the New York
Women in Communications with its 2014 Matrix Award
(announced in Jan 2014), which honours females who change the
world?
Ans) Queen Latifah
169 The UK economy grew by _______in 2013 which the highest
growth rate since 2007, as per the Office for National Statistics
(ONS) announced in Jan 2014.
Ans) 1.9%
170 India ranks at ______ out of 178 countries in the 2014
Environmental Performance Index (EPI) issued by Yale University
in Jan 2014
Ans) 155th
171 ______________ Minister Kumari Selja has quit Union Council of
Ministers in Jan 2014 to work for the Congress party.
Ans) Social Justice and
Empowerment
172 Who has been appointed as the Secretary Security in the Cabinet
Secretariat in Jan 2014?
Ans) H C Meena
173 The Reserve Bank of India has increased the repo rate to ________
during its announcement of January 2014 monetary policy review.
Ans) 8%
174 Which country received the highest (28.5%) overall score in the
International Intellectual Property (IP) Index released by the US
Chamber of Commerce in Jan 2014?
Ans) United States
175 Who won the Australian open mixed doubles title held in Jan
2014?
Ans) Kristina Mladenovic
and Daniel Nestor
176 The ICC Board has approved the introduction of an International
Womens Championship in Jan 2014. The Competing countries
will play the others in a series of matches between mid-2014 and
the end of 2016. The top teams will qualify automatically for the
ICC Womens World Cup to be held in 2017 in _________.
Ans) England
177 FDI flows into India stood as _________ in 2013 as per the latest
United Nations report published in Jan 2014.
Ans) USD 28 billion
178 Bharti Airtel has appointed whom as MD of Bharti Enterprises of
all non-telecom businesses of the group retail insurance, food and
agriculture, realty and other businesses of the group in Jan 2014?
Ans) Manoj Kohli
179 Which Tech company acquired Google Inc's Motorola handset
division for USD 2.91 billion in Jan 2014?
Ans) Lenovo
180 The Reserve Bank of India has increased the Reverse Repo rate to
________ during its announcement of January 2014 monetary
Ans) 7%

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policy review.
181 The US economic growth stood at ________ in the final quarter of
2013 compared to same quarter last year (announced in Jan 2013).
Ans) 3.2%
182 Kathy Cross became the first woman to be inducted in an ICC
umpires' panel when she was elected as an Associate and Affiliate
International official in Jan 2014. She is from which country?
Ans) New Zealand
183 The Indian government raised quota of subsidised LPG cylinders
to ________ per household in a year from the current 9 in Jan 2014.
The hike will be effective from 1st of April.
Ans) 12 cylinders
184 Anand Kumar, a mathematician and founder of _______classes
was awarded with the 2014 Ramanujan Mathematics Award in
Rajkot in Jan 2014.
Ans) Super30
185 Who assumed charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of
Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), a navratna public sector
undertaking under the aegis of the Ministry of Shipping, in Jan
2014?
Ans) Arun Kumar Gupta
186 US auto major, Ford has appointed whom as President of its
Indian business in Jan 2014?
Ans) Nigel Harris
187 Which state in the list became First state to withdraw Foreign
Domestic Investment (FDI) in Multibrand Retail in Jan 2014 after it
had agreed earlier?
Ans) Delhi
188 Raymond Weil, the pioneer of _________ passed away in Jan 2014. Ans) Swiss watch
189 Who has been chosen for prestigious journalism Lokmanya Tilak
National Award in Jan 2014?
Ans) Mammen Mathew
190 The Reserve Bank of India has kept the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR)
unchanged at ________ during its announcement of January 2014
monetary policy review.
Ans) 4%
191 Who was declared as the new President of Madagascar in Jan
2014?
Ans) Hery
Rajaonarimampianina
192 ____________ film actor Uday Kiran passed away in Jan 2014. Ans) Telegu
193 Who scored the fastest-ever ODI century (in 36 balls) in Cricket
History in Jan 2014?
Ans) Corey Anderson
194 Seventh Global Insurance Summit was held at which Indian City
in January 2014?
Ans) Hyderabad
195 World Hindi Day observed on _____________. Ans) 10-Jan
196 Who was elected as the President of The Indian Islamic Cultural
Centre (IICC) in Jan 2014?
Ans) Sirajuddin Qureshi
197 Which football club lifted the 35th Football Federation Cup in Jan
2014?
Ans) Churchill Brothers
198 India overtook which country in Jan 2014 to become the third
largest crude oil importer in the World?
Ans) Japan
199 Indias first gun for women, _________ was launched in January
2014. The Gun has been manufactured by the Indian Ordnance
Factory, Kanpur and is also the smallest revolver made in India.
Ans) Nirbheek
200 The Petroleum Conservation Research Association under the
Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has selected Which state
for the award of best performing State amongst the big states for
the oil and gas conservation programmes in jan 2014?
Ans) Andhra Pradesh
201 The Reserve Bank of India has increased the Marginal Standing Ans) 9%

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Facility to ________ during its announcement of January 2014
monetary policy review.
202 Which company/brand launched Any Time Milk vending
machines for Milk in Jan 2014?
Ans) Amul
203 First Climate Change theatre was opened at Pushpa Gujral Science
City in ___________ in Jan 2014. The theatre will educate people
on climate change.
Ans) Kapurthala
204 Which European football club retained the title of the world's
richest soccer club in 2013 in the annual Football Money League
compiled by accountants Deloitte and published in Jan 2014?
Ans) Real Madrid
205 The International Cricket Council (ICC) has named Which country
as the country with the best overall cricket development
programme in Africa in Jan 2014?
Ans) Zambia
206 Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh inaugurated National
Waqf Development Corporation Limited (NAWADCO) that is a
new Central Public Sector Enterprise in New Delhi in January 2014
and it will remain under which ministry?
Ans) Ministry of Minority
Affairs
207 The Ministry of Railways announced to set up a Rail coach factory
at Kolar in Jan 2014. Kolar is in which state?
Ans) Karnataka
208 Which Indian two wheeler company, unveiled a 150cc hybrid
diesel concept motorcycle RNT at the auto expo in Jan 2014?
Ans) Hero MotoCorp
209 The 22nd African Union summit was held in which City on Jan 30-
31 2014?
Ans) Addis Ababa
210 Which country has the lowest unemployment rate among euro
zone countries at 4.8% (announced in Jan 2014).
Ans) Austria
211 Who was named women's player of the year by FIFA in Jan 2014? Ans) Nadine Angerer
212 Which country was runners up in the Hockey World League held
in New Delhi in jan 2014?
Ans) New Zealand
213 The Reserve Bank of India has kept the SLR unchanged at
________ during its announcement of January 2014 monetary
policy review.
Ans) 23%
214 As per the UN report published in Jan 2014, India was ranked
________ among the top 20 global economies receiving the most
FDI.
Ans) 16th
215 Which US states has become the first one to legalise selling of
Marijuana in Jan 2014?
Ans) Colorado
216 Which Indian state launched free CFL bulbs scheme for hut
dwellers in Jan 2014?
Ans) Tamil Nadu
217 Worlds first Bitcoin storage service that insures deposits of the
digital currency was launched in which city in Jan 2014?
Ans) London
218 Which country was ranked as No 1 in the FIFA ranking published
in Jan 2014?
Ans) Spain
219 Indias only and first hospital for fish will be set up in which city
(announced in Jan 2014)?
Ans) Kochi
220 Indias largest software services company Tata Consultancy
Services (TCS) announced to set up the world's largest corporate
learning and development centre in __________ in Jan 2014.
Ans) Thiruvananthapuram



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