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    1) Name the person , Who became the oldest player to score a century in the One-Day International (ODI) cricket? Ans : (1)
    1. Khurram Khan 2. Sunil gavaskar 3. Gundappa Vishwanath 4. Mark taylor 5. None

    Explanation::- Khurram Khan, UAE Captain. He achieved this record at an age of 43 years and 162 days thus breaking the record held in the name of Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka.

     
    2) Identify the country Which has launched National Day song in Tamil language to celebrate 50 years of independence in 2015?Ans: (2)
    1. Malaysia 2. Singapore 3. Srilanka 4. Canada 5. Mauritius

    Explanation: Singapore. Tamil is the fourth official language of Singapore.

     
    3) Baichung Bhutia has been conferred with which sport of the Asian .........Confederation Hall of fame award on 30th Nov'14? Ans:(3)

    1. Hockey 2. Volleyball 3. Football 4. Rugbhi 5. None

    Explanation: Baichung Bhutia, is former Indian Football captain. Baichung Bhutia (born 15 December 1976) is an Indian professional athlete. He is best known as an Association football player. He played for the India national football team
    Bhutia retired from international competition in 2011

     
    4) Name the movie which has won top honours at the New York Film Critics awards on 1st Dec'14?Ans: (2)

    1. Girlhood 2. Boyhood 3. Unclehood 4. Aunthood 5. Neighbourhood

    Explanation:
    Boyhood, a film 12 years in the making has won top honours. Boyhood is a 2014 American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Richard Linklater. The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. and was released theatrically on July 11, 2014.] The film also competed in the main competition section of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival,where Linklater won the Silver Bear for Best Director

     
    5) Duncan Campbell is the film artist who has won which year Turner Prize for a video that reflects on African art and includes a dance sequence inspired by Karl Marx? Ans:(2)

    1. 2013 2. 2014 3. 2015 4. 2012 5. 2011

    Explanation:Duncan Campbell, film artist, born in Dublin, 1972) won the 2014 Turner Prize for his contribution to Scotland's pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

     
    6) Tabare Vazquez won which country's Presidential run off elections as poll result announced on 1st Dec'14? Ans:(3)

    1. Tanzania 2. Cambodia 3. Uruguay 4. Uganda 5. None

    Explanation:Tabare Vazquez. He has beaten his rival Louis Lacalle Pou in a presidential run off.

     
    7) Peru is the country, in which the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP20) started on ...............? Ans:(1)

    1. 1st December 2014 2. 2nd December 2014 3. 3rd December 2014 4. 4th December 2014 5. 5th December 2014

    Explanation: The United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP20 or CMP10 will be held in Lima, Peru, from December 1-12, 2014. This will be the 20th yearly session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 10th session of the Meeting of the Parties (CMP 10) to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol

     
    8) According to the rankings released by ICC in first week of Dec'14, what spot has been achieved by India in Test-Cricket format? Ans:(2)

    1. 5th 2. 6th 3. 7th 4. 8th 5. 9th

    Explanation: Sixth. South Africa are at the top of the table with 124 points thus Australia second, England third, Pakistan fourth, Sri Lanka fifth and India at the sixth position.

     
    9) Name the application software company which was chosen by the ICC as its exclusive Analytics and Cloud Partner for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 as announced on 1st December 2014? Ans:(1)
    1. SAP SE 2. AAP SE 3. MAAP SE 4. KAP SE 5. None

    Explanation: SAP SE. It is an enterprise application software service company/ SAP SE (Systems, Applications & Products in Data Processing) is a German multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. SAP is headquartered in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, with regional corporate offices in the United States and Canada.

     
    10) Name the state government which has started the Women Entrepreneurship Scheme 2014-15 to empower women and ensure their participation in the process of industrialization?Ans:(2)
    1. Kerala 2. Uttar Pradesh 3. Karnataka 4. West Bengal 5. Rajasthan

    Explanation: Uttar Pradesh Government. Under the scheme, unemployed women are eligible for easy seed capital to start their own micro or small enterprise. The loan, provided by nationalized banks, financial institutions or the State Financial Corporation, is for the purchase of plant and machinery.

     
    11) Name the person Who has been appointed as the new Director of CBI on 2nd Dec'14?Ans:(3)
    1. Arun kumar Mishra 2. Pranav banerjee 3. Anil Kumar sinha 4. Vamshee Kaushik agarwal 5. Harsha banerjee

    Explanation: :- Anil Kumar Sinha. He will succeed Ranjit Sinha, who retired as CBI Director on 2nd Dec'14. Anil Sinha, a 1979 batch IPS officer of Bihar Cadre, was the Special Director in the CBI.

     
    12) Identify the leader whose Birthday will be observed as national Good Governance Day on 25th Dec'14? Ans:(4)
    1. Rajiv Gandhi 2. Indira Gandhi 3. P V Narsimha rao 4. Atal bihari Vajpayee 5. Narendra Modi

    Explanation: Atal Behari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India.

     
    13) What is the name of the nuclear-capable surface-to-surface strategic missile successfully test-fired from the Wheeler Island off Odisha Coast in the first week of Dec'14?Ans:(2)
    1. Agni-III 2. Agni IV 3. Varun III 4. Varun IV 5. Bhoomi III

    Explanation: :- Agni IV. The 4,000 km range and 20 meter-long indigenously developed missile was launched for the first time by the Army's Strategic Forces Command at 10.20 this morning from launch complex number 4 of the Integrated Test Range in Wheeler Island.

     
    14) Who was the Bollywood comedy actor who passed away in Pune on 2nd Dec'14?Ans:(2)
    1. Devesh verma 2. Deven Verma 3. Dinesh kaushal 4. Suman Verma 5. None

    Explanation: Deven Verma. He was well known for his comic roles, with directors like Basu Chatterji, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Gulzar. He also produced and directed films like Besharam. He was awarded Filmfare Best Comedian Award for his roles in Chori Mera Kaam, Chor Ke Ghar Chor and Angoor.

     
    15) The Anti-Hijacking Amendment Bill, 2010 was brought after incident of hijack of Indian Airlines flight IC-814 in 1999 from................? Ans:(1)
    1. Kathmandu 2. Colombo 3. Islamabad 4. Beijing 5. Kaulalampur

    Explanation: Anti-Hijacking Bill 2014 provides stringent punishment including death penalty to hijackers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also decided to repeal the Anti-Hijacking Act, 1982 as amended in 1994 and withdrawal of the Anti-Hijacking Amendment Bill, 2010. Kathmandu.

     
    16) On the first week of Dec'14, How many companies were conferred with the Niryat Shree and Niryat Bandhu Awards for the year 2010-11 in various categories?Ans:(2)
    1. 40 2. 44 3. 45 4. 46 5. 47

    Explanation: :- 44 Companies received Niryat Shree Awards and 6 Companies were honoured with the Niryat Bandhu Awards. These awards was given by President Pranab Mukherjee.

     
    17.Which rank has been achieved by India among 175 countries in terms of corruption index as per the report published by the Transparency International India (TII) on Dec'14?Ans:(2)
    1. 81 2. 85 3. 86 4. 87 5. 89

    Explanation: 85th. China 100th position, Pakistan and Nepal spotted on 126th position.

     
    18) Which is that mission initiated by the government which is aimed at building capacity and capability in the cutting edge research and development domains of the country?Ans:(2)
    1. National cutting mission 2. National Supercomputing Mission 3. National super mission 4. National Building capacity Machine 5. None

    Explanation: Over 42 crore rupees has been earmarked during the current financial year for the joint programme of the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and the Indian Information of Science, IISc. The country has 30 super computers, mostly installed in institutes of higher learning, like IITs and IISc, the minister said on completion of Super Computing Mission after 7 years, India will be at par with Japan, USA, China and European Union.

     
    19) At which place will be the developed strategic outpost of Indian Navy as announced by Chief of Southern Naval Command Vice Admiral SPS Cheema on 4th Dec'14?(Ans:(3)
    1. Kerala 2. Visakhapatnam 3. Lakshwadeep 4. Kakinada port 5. None

    Explanation: Lakshwadeep. Bitra Island has been approved by the Union Government to be developed as the fourth Naval Detachment in Lakshadweep.

     
    20) Which is that village which will be adopted by the Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in his parliamentary constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh on 3rd Dec'14 under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna on 3rd Dec'14? Ans:(2)
    1. Jaitser 2. Jagdishpur village 3. Jaisalmer 4. Undrajavaram 5. Pasarlapoodi

    Explanation: :- Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi have adopted one village each in their respective constituencies to develop them into model villages under "Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana" launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month.
    Party sources said that while Sonia Gandhi has selected village Udwa from Jagatpur block in her Parliamentary seat Raebareli, Rahul has chosen village 'Deeh' in Jagdishpur block in Amethi constituency, an area industrialised during his father late Rajiv Gandhi's Prime Ministerial tenure. Udwa in Jagatpur is also the birthplace of Rana Beni Madhav and has a rich historical background.

     
    21) Name the country which was confirmed by the health community on 3rd Dec'14 that at least 10 children, between the ages of 5 and 16, already affected with thalassemia, have tested positive for the HIV virus after allegedly receiving a transfusion of infected blood?Ans:(2)
    1. Indonesia 2. Pakistan 3. China 4. Japan 5. Srilanka

    Explanation: Pakistan. The revelation, which sent shock waves through the health care community yesterday, was confirmed by Thalassemia Federation of Pakistan Secretary General Dr Yasmin Rashid.

     
    22) Which project has been launched in Government schools for imparting education to the students in English language for their personality and skill development on Dec'14?Ans:(2)
    1. Utsav project 2. Unnati Project 3. Atyunnati project 4. Acharya project 5. N one

    Explanation: :-:- "Unnati Project". The scheme started on pilot project basis, will be made compulsory in all schools on its results being found fruitful.

     
    23) Among the following , Which nations have agreed to build a new-generation rocket to maintain their lead in the market for satellite launches as per the agreement made on 3rd Dec'14?Ans:(1)
    1. European nations 2. African nations 3. Asian nations 4. Both 2 & 3 5. None

    Explanation: European Nations. French Research Minister Genevieve Fioraso said European Space Agency ministers have taken a major decision to develop a new launcher, the Ariane 6, which will replace the Ariane 5, with a maiden flight scheduled for 2020. The Ariane 5 is a medium-to-heavy workhorse with 62 successful launches to its name. It accounts for more than half of the world's commercial launch market.

     
    24) Recently, The 35th death Anniversary of Hockey Legend Dhyan Chand was observed on __? Ans:(1)
    1. 3rd dec 14 2. 2nd dec 14 3. 4th dec 14 4. 5th dec 14 5. 6th dec 14

    Explanation: 3rd Dec'14. He won 3 Gold Medals in Olympics during 1936, 1932 and 1928.

     
    25) The 30th anniversary of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy disaster was observed on which day? Ans:(2)
    1. 2nd dec 14 2. 3rd dec 14 3. 4th dec 14 4. 5th dec 14 5. 6th dec 14.

    Explanation: I3rd December 2014. The Bhopal Gas Tragedy took place on 3rd Dec'1984. The Bhopal disaster or Bhopal gas tragedy was a disaster that resulted from an accident. It happened at a Union Carbide subsidiarypesticide plant in the city of Bhopal, India. On 3 December 1984, the plant released 42 tonnes of toxic methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas, exposing more than 500,000 people to toxic gases.