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    1)Government on 30th Oct'14 signed a loan agreement for 75 million dollars and 1.8 million dollar grant for Karnataka Integrated Urban Water Management Investment Program,KIUWMIP,with which bank? Ans : (4)
    1.Axis Bank
    3.Canara Bank
    4.Asian development Bank
    5.Kotak Mahindra Bank

    Explanation: Asian Development Bank, ADB. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a regional development bank established on 22 August 1966 which is headquartered in Metro Manila, Philippines,to facilitate economic development in Asia. The bank admits the members of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP, formerly the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East or ECAFE) and non-regional developed countries. From 31 members at its establishment,ADB now has 67 members-of which 48 are from within Asia and the Pacific and 19 outside.

    2)Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant is the plant located in which state,where the commercial power generation was started last midnight after getting approval from Nuclear Power Corporation? Ans : (3)
    1. Kerala
    2. Karnataka
    3. Tamilnadu
    4. Goa
    5. Andhra Pradesh

    Explanation: Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant. At present full capacity of 1000 MW is being generated. About 562 Mega Watts electricity will be given to Tamil Nadu and the rest will be shared amongst Kerala,Karnataka and Puducherry through Central power grid in Abhishekapatti Tirunelveli.

    3) Who among the following is the Indian Cricketer announced his retirement from Test Cricket Format on 30th Dec'14? Ans : (2)
    1. Sachin Tendulkar
    2. M S Dhoni
    3. Yuvraj singh
    4. Chetheshwar Pujara
    5. Bhuvaneshewar Kumar

    Explanation: M S Dhoni, Indian Captain. He has surprised cricketing world with his sudden announcement of retirement from Test cricket. He played 90 tests in his entire test criclket career and scored 4876 runs at an average of 38.

    4) Aziz Qureshi is the Governor of which state ,who has been shifted to Mizoram for his remaining term on 30th Oct'14? Ans : (3)
    2.Uttar Pradesh

    Explanation:Aziz Qureshi. Meghalaya Governor Dr K K Paul has been appointed as the new Governor of Uttarakhand.

    5) Among the following,Name the Chinese Smartphone maker which has become the world's most valuable technology start-up as the firm raised USD 1.1 billion in a fresh round of capital infusion making its valuation at USD 45 billion? Ans : (2)
    1. Coolpad
    2. Xiaomi
    3. Oppo
    4. Xolo
    5. Karbonn

    Explanation:Xiaomi.The world's 3rd largest smart phone distributor,Xiaomi designs,develops,and sells smartphones,mobile apps,and consumer electronics.

    6)The government want to infuse Rs.60 Crore to make it a government company,In which corporation? Ans : (1)
    1. IFCI
    2. ILCI
    3. ITCI
    4. IRTC
    5. None

    Explanation: Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI) Ltd. Union Cabinet approved hike of government stake in IFCI to 51 percent.

    7) The new name of Department of Disability Affairs is.......? Ans : (1)
    1. Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
    2. Department of Persons with Disabilities
    3. Department of Disabilities
    4. Empowerment fo Disabilities
    5. None

    Explanation: Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Viklangjan Sashaktikaran Vibhag). The Department of Disability Affairs (Nishaktata Karya Vibhag) under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has renamed as Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Viklangjan Sashaktikaran Vibhag).

    8)Sanjiv Sarin has been appointed as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of which company with effect from 8th Jan'15? Ans : (2)
    1. Reliance Fresh 2. Tata Coffee 3. Heritage 4. Priya Foods 5. Food World

    Explanation: Sanjiv Sarin. He is currently the Regional President for South Asia in Tata Global Beverages Ltd, the holding company of Tata Coffee Ltd.

    9) Name the department which has announced to set up a Fast Track Task Force to re-establish and catalyze significant growth in mobile handset and component manufacturing eco-system in India on 29th Dec'14? Ans : (1)

    Explanation: The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY). As part of boost mobile manufacturing, the task force aims to achieve production of 500 million units of mobile handsets by 2019.

    10) Access to Google Inc's Gmail was blocked on 26 December 2014 after months of disruptions, in which country? Ans : (2)
    1. Japan
    2. China
    3. Indonesia
    4. Pakistan
    5. Iraq

    Explanation: China. The access to the Gmail was supposedly blocked by Great Firewall of China which is the world's most sophisticated internet censorship mechanism.

    11) Identify the another name of Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme for LPG? Ans : (3)
    1. PAYAL
    2. POHA
    3. PAHAL
    4. POUDHE
    5. None

    Explanation: PAHAL. The ambitious plan was launched in June 2013 but abruptly stopped earlier last year following court orders, on the issue of requirement of unique identification number (Aadhaar) for availing the cash subsidy. Now the Scheme has been modified to exclude the requirement Aadhaar for availing the cash subsidy. LPG consumers across the country will get cash subsidy directly into their bank accounts from 1st Jan'15 so that they can buy the cooking fuel at market price

    12) From 1st Jan'2015 the government launched a nationwide real time monitoring of use of....? Ans : (1)
    1. Toilets
    2. Parks
    3. Markets
    4. Shopping Malls
    5. Traffic

    Explanation: 1st Jan'2015. Monitoring System will give a big push to Swachh Bharat Mission, which aims at attaining a hundred percent open defecation free India by 2019.

    13) Under section 69 the government has blocked access to how many websites for carrying anti-India views and spreading ISIS propaganda? Ans : (2)
    1. 33
    2. 32
    3. 34
    4. 35
    5. 36

    Explanation: Section 69 of the Information Technology Act, 2000, and under Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking for Access of Information by Public) Rules, 2009. These websites have been blocked following an advisory by an anti-terrorism team.

    14) Mahmud Abbas, Palestinian Authority President has signed a Palestinian request to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), seeking a new avenue for action against which country after a failed United Nations resolution to end the occupation? Ans : (3)
    1. Iraq 2. Iran 3. Israel 4. Indonesia 5. Italy

    Explanation: Mahmud Abbas, Palestinian Authority President. The United States said, it strongly opposes the request from the Palestinian Authority to join the ICC, fearing this will further delay peace talks with Israel.

    15. C-Cubed Solution is which country's Company sued by Microsoft Corporation on 30th Dec'2014 for allegedly misusing its name and registered trademarks while providing fraudulent technical support services to unsuspecting consumers? Ans : (2)
    1. Srilanka
    2. India
    3. Nepal
    4. China
    5. Japan

    Explanation: C-Cubed Solution. Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit filed a civil lawsuit in federal court in the Central District of California for unfair and deceptive business practices and trademark infringement against C-Cubed Solutions.

    16) Which country had entered the recession on 30th dec'14 with economic growth shrinking in the first three quarters of 2014? Ans : (1)
    1. Venezuela
    2. Japan
    3. Cambodia
    4. Canada
    5. Italy

    Explanation:Venezuela. The economy of Venezuela shrank 2.3 percent in the third quarter after shrinking 4.8 percent in the first quarter and 4.9 percent in the second quarter.

    17) World's smallest goanna lizard species discovered on 30 December 2014 , in which country? Ans : (3)
    1. Canada
    2. South Africa
    3. Australia
    4. India
    5. Indonesia

    Explanation: Australia. The new species has been named Dampier Peninsula Goanna while its scientific name is Varanus sparnus.

    18) Name the state at which the movie 'PK', Hindi film, become tax free w.e.f 31st Dec'14? Ans : (3)
    1. West Bengal
    2. Maharashtra
    3. Uttar Pradesh
    4. Kerala
    5. Karnataka

    Explanation: PK is a 2014 Indian satirical comedy drama film. The film was directed by Rajkumar Hirani, produced by Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra, and written by Hirani and Abhijat Joshi. The film has emerged as the highest-grossing Indian film of all time, and ranks as the 66th highest grossing film of 2014 worldwide. PK was the first Indian film to gross INR 6 billion worldwide. It is also in the list of IMDB's Top 250 films of the world.

    19) Name the state , In which the Late Harappan Period House discovered by Archaeological Survey of India on 31st Dec'14? Ans : (3)
    1. Gujarath
    2. Telengana
    3. Uttar Pradesh
    4. New Delhi
    5. Old Delhi

    Explanation: Chandyan Village in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh.

    20) What is the Name of the Mobile safety app that is exclusively for women to be launched in Delhi on 1st Jan'2015? Ans : (3)
    1. Nirbhaya
    2. Damini
    3. Himmat
    4. Jhansi
    5. Saahasi

    Explanation: 'HIMMAT'. Himmat mobile app allow users to call the police control room and also trigger a 30-second audio and video recording at the press of the phone's power button.

    21) Who among the following is the new CBI Director? Ans : (3)
    1. Sanju Sarma
    2. Prakash Mishra
    3. Anil Sinha
    4. Neha singh
    5. Rambhopal

    Explanation: Senior IPS officer Anil Kumar Sinha was on 2nd December appointed the new CBI Director to succeed Ranjit Sinha. Sinha, a 1979 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadrde, was the Special Director in CBI. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cleared the name of Anil Kumar Sinha who was among the candidates shortlisted

    22) To regularly interact with Industry and ensuring clarity tax laws, govt set up a committee, under the chairmanship of...? Ans : (1)
    1. Ashok Lahiri
    2. Vinodh Sinha
    3. Kalyan Shome
    4. Prandindsa
    5. None of these

    Explanation: The government on 3rd December set up a committee under the chairmanship of former chief economic advisor Ashok Lahiri to regularly interact with industry and ascertain areas where clarity on tax laws is required. The committee, which will have a one-year term, will give half-yearly reports to the finance minister.

    23) Under whose chairmanship a committee was appointed on ways of improving railway finances? Ans : (3)
    2. Sunderbalram
    3. DK Mittal
    4. VR Duggal
    5. None

    Explanation: To chalk out a clear vision for the Indian Railways and align Budget announcements with it, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has formed a committee under D K Mittal, former secretary, financial services. The committee, which would suggest ways of improving railway finances, has a tight deadline of December 21 to summit its report.

    24) VR Krishna Iyer passed away on...2014? Ans : (2)
    1. December 3rd
    2. Decembmer 4th
    3. December 5th
    4. December 6th
    5. December 9th

    Explanation: The legendary jurist V.R. Krishna Iyer, who took up the cause of the poor and the underprivileged passed away on 4th December. Justice Iyer is known for a jurisprudence that stood out for its emphasis on reforming the criminal justice system, for landmark judgments, and for the environmental struggles. Government of India gave him Padma Vibhushan in 1999. He contested in 1987 Presiential elections against Venkat Raman, but was defeated

    25) Who among the following has been chosen as Asian of the year by Singapore press group? Ans : (5)
    1. Kailash Sathyarthi
    2. Yousuf Jahi Malala
    3. Shinzo Abe
    4. Virat KOhli
    5. Narendra Modi

    Explanation: 'Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was named "Asian of the Year" on 5th December by a Singapore press group to mark the significant impact his landslide election victory has had on the region. Last year, the award was shared by President Xi Jinping of China and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan. The inaugural award, in 2012, went to Prime Minister Thein Sein of Myanmar.