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    1) Name the drug developed by Scientists as an alternative to Antibiotics?. Ans : (1)
    1. Staphefekt 2. Antidrug 3. Vektefekt 4. Effectofekt 5. Curofekt

    This new drug will aid in the fight against antibiotics-resistant superbugs such as MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus).

    2) What is the name of the project launched to create awareness on Bhopal Gas tragedy?Ans: (2)
    1. Bhopal Project 2. Selfie Project 3. Rescue Project 4. Gas Project 5. None

    Explanation: This project has been launched by Bhopal Medical Appeal, a UK-based body that works for the gas leak victims. The participants in the project would have to wear a T-shirt bearing the tagline of 'We all live in Bhopal' and post it on their respective social media accounts including Facebook and Twitter.

    3) Sangita Awhale is the woman honoured by the which state government who sold her 'Mangalsutra' to build a toilet?Ans:(2)

    1. Madhya Pradesh 2. Maharashtra 3. Gujarath 4. Nagaland 5. UP

    Explanation: State's Rural Development Minister Pankaja Munde honoured her in Mumbai.

    4) Clam Government Council of Ashtamudi Lake is in which state which is the fishery that has become first Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fishery in India?Ans: (2)

    1. Karnataka 2. Kerala 3. Tamilnadu 4. Goa 5. Gujarath

    Clam Government Council of Ashtamudi Lake, Kerala. Marine Stewardship Council certification is the world's most rigorous, science-based standard for sustainable seafood.

    5) What is the name of the project conceptualised and indigenously developed by Bharat Electronics Limited to tackle traffic problems in Hyderabad? Ans:(1)

    1. H-TRIMS 2. V-TRIMS 3. K-TRIMS 4. G-TRIMS 5. None

    Explanation:Hyderabad has found a smart solution for its well known traffic problems with the Hyderabad Traffic Integrated Management System coming into being. It is the first of its kind intelligent signaling system in the country. Though the search was on for an integrated traffic management system for many years, the H-TRIMS project has been taken up in August 2012, after Dilsuknagar Blasts.

    6) Which festival will be celebrated in Nagaland on 1st Dec'14 and attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi? Ans:(1)

    1. Hornbill 2. Hornbull 3. Kadwa Chauth 4. Horsetail 5. None

    Explanation: Chief Minister, T.R. Zeliang during his visit to Delhi had called on Mr Modi to invite him for the annual Hornbill festival and Statehood day celebration.

    7) Which will be the theme of the National Children's Film Festival scheduled to begin from 14th Nov'14 among the following? Ans:(1)

    1. Cleanliness 2. Bachho ko Bachao 3. Educate the child 4. Save Girl Child 5. None

    Explanation: An exhibition on the film festival and workshop on cinematography, animation, puppetry and best out of waste will also be organized on the occasion.

    8).What is the name of the mission Under which the government has allocated Rs. 5000 Crore for pomoting traditional methods of treatment in the country? Ans:(1)


    Explanation: Through the mission, the government will provide assistance to States in strengthening infrastructure for promoting Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy, AYUSH.

    9) President of India is on a two day visit from 7th Nov'14, To which country? Ans:(2)
    1. Srilanka 2. Bhutan 3. Nepal 4. Bangladesh 5. Pakistan

    Explanation: A memorandum of Understanding on establishment of Nalanda University and agreement in the field of Education will be signed in presence of President and top leadership of Bhutan.

    10) Which Is that country in which internationally recognised parliament on 6thNov'14 rejected a Supreme Court decision to nullify it saying the ruling was taken "under the threat of arms"?Ans:(1)
    1. Libya 2. Bolivia 3. Cambodia 4. Cuba 5. Norway

    Explanation: The House of Representatives rejects the verdict under these conditions and says it is still functioning, as is the government" elected on 25th June.

    11.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold their first summit next week, After how many years?Ans:(2)
    1. 3 2. 2 3. 4 4. 5 5. 6

    Explanation: The countries have agreed to arrange a summit next week in Beijing on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.

    12) Ms Loretta Lynch, will be the first African-American woman to head the which country Justice Department as chosen by tht President? Ans:(1)
    1. US 2. UK 3. USSR 4. Canada 5. None

    Explanation: Ms Loretta Lynch, New York Federal Prosecutor. She will replace Eric Holder as US Attorney General.

    13) Cairo, Cyprus and which other country will hold a trilateral summit in Cairo on 8thSep'14 to discuss economic and commercial projects between the three countries? Ans:(2)
    1. Bolivia 2. Egypt 3. Sweden 4. Sudan 5. England

    Explanation: Egypt, Cairo and Cyprus. The three countries will also discuss regional issues, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and also the situation in Syria and Iraq.

    14) Ganpat vasava is the leader nominated for the post of Speaker of which State Assembly? Ans:(2)
    1. Telengana 2. Gujarath 3. AP 4. Chhattisgarh 5. Jharkhand

    Explanation: :- He is southern Gujarat tribal and present Cabinet Minister. He will replace former Speaker Mr. Vajubhai Vala, who had resigned after his appointment as Governor of Karnataka.

    15) What is the name of the vessel of Indian Navy that sunk off the Visakhapatnam coast during a naval exercise on 6th Nov'14? Ans:()
    1. Torpedo Recovery Vessel 2. Torento Recovery Vessel 3. Torent Renovations vessel 4. Torpit Rennovations Vessel 5. None

    Explanation: Torpedo Recovery Vessel (TRV-72). The incident occurred at about 35 nautical miles south of Visakhapatnam and 28 nautical miles from the closest point of the coast.

    16) Mr. Evo Morales Ayma has been re-elected as President of the Plurinational Republic of ....? Ans:(2)
    1. Morocco 2. Bolivia 3. Monaco 4. Mangolia 5. Malaysia

    Explanation: Mr. Evo Morales Ayma. He is popularly known as Evo and has served as President of Bolivia since 2006.

    17) Who among the following has been appointed as the captain of the ICC ODI Team of the Year 2014 on 5th Nov'14? Ans:(1)
    1. MS Dhoni 2. Shikhar Dhawan 3. Virat Kohli 4. Angelo Mathews 5. Yuvraj Singh

    Explanation: He has been selected in the ICC ODI team of the year for the eight time (seventh year in a row), while fifth year as a captain of the team.

    18) Which Indian private sector bank was recognised by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a "Global Growth Company" for 2014? Ans:(2)
    1. Axis Bank 2. RBL Bank 3. Ing Vysya 4. Oriental Bank of Commerce 5. HDFC

    Explanation: He was 93. Kirk also known as Dutch died due to natural causes at the Park Springs Retirement Community in Stone MountaiIt is also known as Ratnakar Bank Limited headquartered at Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

    19).It is also known as Ratnakar Bank Limited headquartered at Kolhapur, Maharashtra. Ans:(2)
    1. Amazon india 2. Flipkart 3. Bluedart Couriers 4. Fast Express 5. None

    Explanation: Earlier he was Global CFO of Tata Communications

    20) Amur Falcon route has been tracked for the first time by the scientists recently. It is a ..? Ans:(2)
    1. Planet 2. Migratory Bird 3. Comet 4. Meteor 5. Galaxy

    Explanation: This bird was released on 7th November 2013 in Doyang forests in Wokha district of Nagaland and it had returned on 29th October 2014. It had travelled from Nagaland to South Africa on to Mongolia and back to Nagaland.

    21) The first-ever Daandauti Parikarma of holy city Mathura has been started on which day? Ans:(1)
    1. 6th Nov 2. 5th Nov 3. 7th Nov 4. 8th Nov 5. 9th Nov

    Explanation: Dandauti Parikrama refers to the practice of covering the entire distance of 'parikrama' (circumambulation) by lying down and rolling over. Till now, devotees perform 'Dandauti Parikrama' of Goverdhan, Vrindaban, Barsana, Nandgaon, Baldeo and 'Chaurasi Kos'.

    22) Erach Bharucha has been named for the Royal Bank of which country(RBS) 'Earth Hero' award for year 2014?Ans:(2)
    1. Switzerland 2. Scotland 3. Sweden 4. South Africa 5. South Korea

    Explanation: At present he is the Director Bharat Vidyapeeth Demmed University, Pune.

    23) Niraj Antani the Indian-American who became one of the youngest state lawmakers in .......on 5th Nov'14? Ans:(3)
    1. UAE 2. USSR 3. United states 4. Canada 5. UK

    Explanation: :- Niraj Antani, 23. He was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives

    24) According to the decision taken by the Union Cabinet on 5th Nov'14 how many unlicensed district central co-operative banks in different states will be revived ? Ans:(1)
    1. 23 2. 24 3. 25 4. 26 5. 27

    Explanation: 23 Unlicensed District Central Co-operative Banks. Under the Scheme, the total capital infusion required for revival of these banks would be over 2375 crore rupees. 16 banks are in Uttar Pradesh, 3 each in Jammu and Kashmir and Maharshtra and 1 in West Bengal.

    25) Which rank has PM Narendra Modi earned in the Forbes List of World's Most powerful people this year (2014)? Ans:(1)
    1. 15 2. 16 3. 17 4. 12 5. 13

    Explanation: Russian President Vladimir Putin has pipped his US counterpart Barack Obama for a second year in a row and is at the top. The top five remain the same as last year. After Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping has been ranked third, Pope Francis at number 4 and the world's most powerful woman German Chancellor Angela Merkel at fifth.