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    1) National Day of Bahrain was celebrated on ______. Ans : (1)
    1. 16th December 2. 17th December 3. 18th December 4. 19th December 5. 20th December

    :- Bahrain celebrates 43rd National Day on 16 and 15th Accession day to throne by His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Bin Salman Al Khalifa on 17 December this year. Although Bahrain became independent on 15 August 1971, it celebrates National Day on 16 December to coincide with the day of accession to the throne by the late Amir, His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa.

    2) Name the state,at which the Bhamashah Scheme Card was launched on 15th Dec'14? Ans: (1)
    1. Rajasthan 2. Uttar Pradesh 3. Assom 4. Odisha 5. None

    Explanation: Ajmer, Rajasthan. The scheme will give economic empowerment and social security to women and will make women head of the family.

    3) The Wholesale Price Index - based inflation dropped to Zero percent, In which month of 2014? Ans:(2)

    1. December 2. November 3. August 4. October 5. August

    Explanation: November'2014. It was dropped to 0% from 1.77% in October 2014. The same was happened in July 2009.

    4) Vishwanatham Anand is the chess player who won his maiden London Classic title after defeating Grandmaster Michael Adams on 15th Dec'14. Michael Adams is?Ans: (2)

    1. American 2. British 3. Canadian 4. Australian 5. French

    Vishwananthan Anand, Five-time Chess World Champion. Grandmaster Michael Adams is a Britisher. Anand had suffered defeat against Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the world championship match at Sochi

    5) In which country a man named Haron Monis held many people hostage at a cafe for around 17 hours on 15th Dec'14 before being killed in the police attack? Ans:(2)

    1. Srilanka 2. Australia 3. UK 4. USSR 5. USA

    Explanation:Lindt Chocolate Cafe, is at Sydney, Australia. Haron Monis was an Iranian origin man.

    6) Which company ranked first in the '2015 50 Best Places to Work' list released during December 2014 by Glassdoor, a US-based website? Ans:(3)

    1. Microsoft 2. Skype 3. Google 4. Orkut 5. None

    Explanation: Google. Glasdoor provides insider ratings and information from employees about the companies they work for. Google is followed by Bain & Company, American Global Management Consulting firm and Nestle Purina Pet Care on second and third rank respectively.

    7) World Diamond Conference was held in December 2014, In which country? Ans:(2)

    1. Indonesia 2. India 3. Srilanka 4. Bangladesh 5. Nepal

    Explanation: New Delhi, India. The conference was organized by Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council in association with Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry and in association with the World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDMF).

    8) Laurent Lamothe is the Prime Minister of which country , who resigned on 13th Dec’14 following anti-government protests over delayed elections and calls for elections? Ans:(1)

    1. Norway 2. Haiti 3. Brazil 4. Argentina 5. Algeria

    Explanation: Laurent Lamothe. He was appointed as Prime Minister by the President Michel Martelly in 2012.

    9) Pawan Chamling became the longest serving Chief Minister of which state in India on 12th Dec'14? Ans:(3)
    1. Meghalaya 2. Manipur 3. Sikkim 4. Tripura 5. Assom

    Explanation: Pawan Chamling, Sikkim Chief Minister. He completed his 20 years in the office on 12th Dec'14 and has been chief minister of Sikkim since 12 December 1994.

    10) Anerood Jugnauth was appointed as Prime Minister of which country by the President Purryag on 14 Dec'14?Ans:(2)
    1. Malaysia 2. Mauritius 3. Mangolia 4. Monacco 5. Mozambique

    Explanation: Anerood Jugnauth. He became the Prime Minister of Mauritius for the sixth time following victory of his alliance in Mauritius elections 2014

    11) Which Indian film nominated for Oscars contenders of 2014 in Best Picture and Best Original Score category?Ans:(2)
    1. Ankhein 2. Jal 3. Aakash 4. Ishq 5. Bharath desh

    Explanation: Jal, Indian film. The film which has the story of water scarcity and tells the story of Bakka, a person gifted with a special ability to find water in the desert

    12) Name the state which has signed agreement with RusHydro International, a company partly owned by the Russian government for hydropower projects in Dec'14? Ans:(2)
    1. Sikkim 2. Arunachal Pradesh 3. Andhra Pradesh 4. Goa 5. Sikkim

    Explanation: The signing of this document signifies a mutual interest of the State Government of Arunachal Pradesh and Russia's leading power generating company RusHydro in development of education programs and activities, which will enable to share best practices and expertise in project development, construction and management of hydraulic facilities.
    About RusHydro:-
    Rushydro International AG is a 100 per cent subsidiary of JSC RusHydro, which was incorporated in 2010 for developing and conducting business operations including rendering DPR, PMC, PMC, Owner's Engineer, Operation and Maintenance and logistics services. RusHydro International is specifically designed to work at international and local projects, with a strong commitment to the preservation of nature and the environment. In the 4 years that followed its establishment, RusHydro International has undertaken some ambitious hydroelectric projects. Regarding the latest major foreign projects, RusHydro International AG has recently won a tender for projecting of the second largest HPP in Asia –Upper Siang (11000 MW). RusHydro International is looking to participate actively in several projects in the Asia-Pacific region and to be a leader in renewable energy engineering in this power sector.

    13) Which company has topped the list of 'Fortune 500 Indian Companies for 2014' released on 15th dec'14? Ans:(1)
    1. IOC 2. OIL 3. ONGC 4. GAIL 5. None

    Explanation: Indian Oil Corporation (IOC). Indian Oil Corporation Limited, or IndianOil, is an Indian state-owned oil and gas corporation with its headquarters in New Delhi, India. It is the world's 88th largest corporation, according to the Fortune Global 500 list, and the largest public corporation in India when ranked by revenue.

    14) ISIS is the terror group which has been banned in India by whom under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act?Ans:(2)
    1. WTO 2. United Nations 3. UAE 4. SAARC 5. WHO

    Explanation: ISIS Terror Group. ISIS being banned by the United Nations is automatically outlawed in the country. The aim of the ban is to limit the activities of West Asia group in the country.

    15) Tehreek-e-Taliban is the terror group of ............... that has claimed the responsibility for the attack on military school in Peshawar on 16th Dec'14 killing more than 135 people? Ans:(2)
    1. Afghanisthan 2. Pakistan 3. Srilanka 4. Zambia 5. Iran

    Explanation: :- Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). TP spokesman Mohammed Khurasani claimed responsibility for the attack in a phone call to media, saying that six suicide bombers had carried out the attack in revenge for the killings of Taliban members at the hands of Pakistani authorities.

    16) INS Arihant is the first nuclear-powered submarine manufactured indigenously in India for its sea trials from which place on 15th Dec' 2014, flagged off by the Defence Minister?( Ans:(2)
    1. Kochi 2. Visakhapatnam 3. Karavathi 4. Salem 5. Thirucchi

    Explanation: INS Arihant is the lead ship of India's Arihant-class of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines. The 6,000 tonne vessel was built under the Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) project at the Ship Building Centre in Visakhapatnam.
    The symbolic launch ceremony for the Arihant was held on 25 July 2009, the anniversary of Vijay Diwas (Kargil War Victory Day). The completion of the INS Arihant will make India one of six countries in the world with the ability to design, build, and operate its own nuclear submarines.

    17) Minority communities will be given five years visa for the Members of Afghanisthan, Bangladesh and which other country , instead of one-year as part of Indian government's effort to address their grievances? Ans:(1)
    1. Pakistan 2. Iran 3. Srilanka 4. Iraq 5. Israel

    Explanation: Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. As per the statement made by the Home Expl:- Ministry, the central government has decided that henceforth the long-term visa will be granted initially by the Home Ministry for five years at a time on the specific recommendation of the state government or union territory administration instead of one year at present.

    18) Vivek H. Murthy has become the first Indian origin person to be appointed as the ................Surgeon General of the United States on 15th Dec'14? Ans:(1)
    1. 19 2. 18 3. 17 4. 20 5. 21

    Explanation: Vivek H. Murthy. This confirmation came more than a year after President Barack Obama had nominated him to this top administration post on public health issues in November 2013. He is a Hospitalist Attending Physician and Instructor in Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School, a position he has held since 2006.

    19) According to the statistics released by Google on 16th Dec'14, name the most trending topic In India? Ans:(3)
    1. IPL 2014 2. FIFA 2014 3. Election 2014 4. Iphone6 5. GATE 2015

    Explanation: Election 2014, is followed by FIFA 2014, iPhone6, GATE 2015 and Narendra Modi

    20) Which website was searched most on Google in India during 2014 According to the statistics released by Google on 16th Dec'14? Ans:(1)
    1. IRCTC 2. ICICI 3. Primeminister's relief fund website 4. Acts of Indian Parliament 5. Income Tax Returns

    Explanation: IRCTC, it is the Website for Reservation in Indian Railways. The full form is Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation, which is a subsidiary of the Indian Railways that handles the catering, tourism and online ticketing operations of the railways.

    21) Who is the person who was most searched on Google during 2014 as per the statistics released by Google on 16th Dec'14? Ans:(1)
    1. Sunny Leone 2. Narendra Modi 3. Katrina Kaif 4. Bipasha Basu 5. Randhir Kapoor

    Explanation: Sunny Leone, Bollywood Actress. She was followed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the second spot.

    22) What is the Name of the airline joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines received the Air Operator Permit (AOP) from aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation or DGCA on 15 December 2014 and thus became India’s third full service carrier? Ans:(4)
    1. Vibhava 2. Vaidehi 3. Virat 4. Vistara 5. Varuna

    Explanation: Vistara. Its Headquarter located in New Delhi. It would become India's third full service carrier after state-run Air India and Jet Airways.

    23) National Day of the Kingdom of Bhutan was celebrated on ____.? Ans:(1)
    1. 17 December 2. 16 December 3. 15 December 4. 14 December 5. 10 December

    Explanation: The 107th National day of Bhutan, was celebrated at the "Le Chatelain Hotel" Rue Du Chatelain 17, Brussels from 1800 to 2000 hrs on 17thDecember 2014.

    24) Who is the author of the book "Making One plus One Eleven – Some Innovative Experiences with Tripura"? Ans:(3)
    1. Dr. V K Pathro 2. Dr. S K Vinnutha 3. Dr. S K Panda 4. Dr K L Panday 5. None

    Explanation: Dr. S.K. Panda. The compilation in this book is like a garland of seventeen flowers (chapters) stitched together with hypothesis as the common thread, as a humble offering to the people. Each chapter has been written based on a common structure covering with (i) a brief background, (ii) International scenario, (iii) Indian scenario, (iv)Tripura scenario, (v) Action taken and its impact, (vi) the way ahead, and (vii) conclusion.

    25) "An Odyssey in War and Peace: An Autobiography Lt. Gen. J.F.R. Jacob" and "Surrender at Dacca".are the books presented to the Prime Minister of India by Lt. General (Retd.) ...............?Ans:(2)
    1. J F R Kanetkar 2. J F R Jacob 3. J K R Kulkarni 4. K F R Yacob 5. None

    Explanation:Lt. General (Retd.) Jacob is best known for the role he played in the country's victory in the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971 and the Liberation of Bangladesh. Jacob, then a Major General, served as the Chief of Staff of the Indian Army's Eastern Command during the war.
    During his 36 year career in the army, he also fought in World War II and the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965. He later also served as the Governor of Goa and Punjab.