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    1) Name the TV channel that has received notice for its alleged failure to broadcast all games of international and national importance on channel by Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court? Ans : (1)
    1. Prasar Bharathi 2. Zee Tv 3. Maa Tv 4. Sony 5. Star Plus

    Explanation:
    The petitioner alleged that section 3 of the Sports Broadcasting Signal Mandatory Sharing With Prasar Bharti Act 2007 necessitated that all sports and games of national and international fame as cricket tournaments, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Olympic Games etc must be broadcast on Doordarshan.

     
    2.Under which government scheme the power ministry has decided to provide bulbs using LED technology to households? Ans: (1)
    1. Rajeev Gandhi Grameen Vidyutheekaran Yojana(RGGVY) 2. Indira Gandhi Grameen Vidyutheekaran Yojana(IGGVY) 3. Mahatma Gandhi Grameen Vidyutheekaran Yojana(MGGVY) 4. Sonia Gandhi Grameen Vidyutheekaran Yojana(SGGVY) 5. Priyanka Gandhi Grameen Vidyutheekaran Yojana(PGGVY)

    Explanation: Bureau of Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Services Limited have worked with electricity distribution companies to develop a business model to procure LED bulbs in bulk and sell them to households at Rs. 10 instead of Rs. 400.

     
    3) Name the person who has won the 2014 Waislitz Global Citizen Award on 8thOct'14? Ans:(2)

    1. Amith Jain 2. Anoop Jain 3. Atul Jain 4. Avinash mishra 5. Abhijeeth Mishra

    Explanation:He was awarded for his exemplified values of a Global Citizen through his work in founding Humanure Power (HP) in Bihar in 2011 that builds community sanitation facilities in rural India.

     
    Name the website launched by Union Government on 7thOct'14 to monitor attendance of government employees in real time? Ans: (1)

    1. 'attendence.gov.in 2. Attention.gov.in 3. Administration.gov.in 4. Observation.gov.in 5. Investigation.gov.in

    Explanation:
    The website attendance.gov.in uses an Aadhaar-enabled biometric attendance system to track employees from the cabinet secretariat to Border Road Organization. It provides a graphical representation of attendance in real time.

     
    5) Name the company that will stop the calling facility from its application on mobile and landline phones within India?Ans:(1)

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

    Explanation:This is announced by the Skype's parent company, Microsoft on 7 October 2014.

     
    6) As per the announcement made by China on 8th Oct'14, by which year it will launch a new constellation of marine surveillance satellites? Ans:(2)

    1. 2020 2. 2019 3. 2018 4. 2017 5. 2016

    Explanation: The satellites will monitor ships, oil rigs and marine disasters. It aimed to amidst a string of raging maritime disputes with its neighbours.

     
    7) Name the Indian who recently retired as the first Hindu Chaplin in the United States Army Ans:(2)

    1. Pranathi Dharm 2. Pratima Dharm 3. Prathyusha Dharm 4. Pranavi Dharm 5. None

    Explanation: She is a serving woman captain in the American Army, has been named the first-ever Hindu chaplain in the US Defence Department.

     
    8.Indian AIR FORCE Day was observed on..?Ans:(1)

    1. 8th oct 2014 2. 7th oct 2014 3. 6th Oct 2014 4. 10th Oct 2014 5. None

    Explanation: This year 82nd Indian Air Force day is celebrated.

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    9) How many Athletes from Indian Railways won medals at Asian Games 2014 held in South Korea?Ans:(1)
    1. 26 2. 27 3. 28 4. 29 5. 30

    Explanation: 26 Athletes won medals in total of 12 events.

     
    10) Who has been appointed as New President of Hotel & Restaurant Association of Eastern India?(Ans:(1)
    1. Suresh Poddar 2. Sunil Singh 3. Matul poddar 4. Kiran Kulkarni 5. None

    Explanation: He is the Managing Director of Satya Hotels Pvt Ltd and Natraj Hotels & Resorts Pvt Ltd.

     
    11) Total Eclipse of the moon will be observed on..?Ans:(1)
    1. 8th Oct 2014 2. 7th Oct 2014 3. 6th Oct 2014 4. 11oct 2014 5. 12th Oct 2014

    Explanation: It will be visible in the American continent, Australia and Asia

     
    12) How many defence manufacturing proposals were cleared by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) on 7thOct'14?Ans:(2)
    1. 30 2. 33 3. 34 4. 35 5. 36

    Explanation: n which 19 are related to the foreign direct investment to boost the manufacturing in the Defence sector. The decision was taken after the simplification of the FDI policy which has raised the FDI cap in defence from 26 to 49 percent.

     
    13) Who has been conferred with the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for the year 2014?Ans:(1)
    1. Sivathanu pillai 2. Sivathma Ayyer 3. Sivaram Iyyengar 4. Sivaram Krishna Nedunuri 5. None

    Explanation: Dr. A Sivathanu Pillai, Chief Controller of Research and Development in DRDO & CEO and MD of BrahMos Aerospace.

     
    14) As per a new report published by the Boston Consulting Group, what rank has been awarded to India in the list of most desirable work destinations among G20 countries?Ans:(1)
    1. 18th 2. 12th 3. 19th 4. 20th 5. 21st

    Explanation: USA has been ranked on top followed by UK, Canada, & Germany.

     
    15) Which society has decided to end its 150 year old tradition of sacrificing camel on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Zuha festival? Ans:(1)
    1. Anjuman 2. Uzma 3. Etthesham 4. Zeeshan 5. None

    Explanation: Anjuman Society of Khandan-e-Amiriya (ASKeA) in Tonk district. The decision came following the Rajasthan government's move to adopt Camel as the state animal.

     
    16) In how many states, US Supreme Court allowed gay marriages and declined to hear appeal against the decision on 7th Oct'14? Ans:(1)
    1. 5 2. 6 3. 7 4. 8 5. 9

    Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

     
    17) 3-day National Convention of Samajwadi Party will start from ..? Ans:(1)
    1. 8th oct 2014 2. 4th oct 2014 3. 7th oct 2014 4. 9th oct 2014 5. 10th Oct 2014

    Explanation: The convention would be the 9th in the history of the twenty two year old party and among other things will take up political resolutions with a national perspective

     
    18) Name the company that has acquired Gaadi.com on 29thSep'14? Ans:(1)
    1. Car Dekho, Auto Portal 2. Scooter Dekho , City portal 3. Vandekho, Motoportal 4. All above 5. None of these

    Explanation: The combined entity will compete with the rivals Cartrade.com and Carwale.com.

     
    19) Which state government in Sep'2014 introduced Cage Culture technique of fish farming in water bodies? Ans:(2)
    1. Andhra Pradesh 2. Himachal Pradesh 3. Sikkim 4. Nagaland 5. Mizoram

    Explanation: The government had introduced the cage culture scheme by constructing earthen run-off dam at Kudini (Kudini Dam) in gram panchayat Dabat, Watershed Development Division Naina Devi.

     
    20.Who has taken charge as the Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises? Ans:(1)
    1. Kapil Dev Tripathi 2. Manu Dev Tiwari 3. Sushil dev Khanna 4. Manoj Bajpai 5. None

    Explanation: He is an IAS officer of 1980 batch of the Assam Meghalaya cadre.

     
    21) As per the announcement by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy ( MNRE), when will the First Renewable Energy Global Investment Promotion Meet & Expo (RE - INVEST) be held in India? Ans:(1)
    1. 15-17 feb 2015 2. 18-20 feb 2015 3. 1-6 March 2015 4. 8-10 May 2015 5. None

    Explanation: The central theme of the meet is to attract large scale investments in the renewable energy sector in India.

     
    22) In which state the Centre has accorded in-principle approval for setting up six more Software Technology Parks of India? Ans:(2)
    1. Assam 2. Odisha 3. Goa 4. Kerala 5. Karnataka

    Explanation: With this, the number of such parks in the state has risen to 10.

     
    23) What is the theme of the Living Planet Report 2014 released by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on 30thSep’14?Ans:(1)
    1. Species and spaces peoples and places 2. Places and Population 3. Species and Spectaculation 4. World and Spectaculations 5. None

    Explanation: The Living Planet Report 2014 provides the data compiled on over 10000 vertebrate species populations from 1970 to 2010 through the Living Planet Index - a database maintained by the Zoological Society of London.

     
    24) With which country Afghanistan signed Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) on 30thSep'14 Ans:(2)
    1. USSR 2. United States 3. UAE 4. UK 5. None

    Explanation: This move will allow some United States Troops to remain in the country till 2015.

     
    25) On which day the year-long centenary commemoration of 1914 Komagata Maru Incident was inaugurated by Union Ministry of Culture on completion of 100 years after the incident? Ans:(1)
    1. 29 sep '14 2. 28 Sep '14 3. 30 Sep' 14 4. 1 oct '2014 5. None

    Explanation: It was organised to pay tribute to the heroic struggle of 376 Indian immigrants on board the ship the Komagata Maru against discriminatory immigration laws of Canada in the early years of 20th Century.