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    1) On which day, Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) was launched, in 2013? Ans : (3)
    1. November 3rd 2. November 4th 3. November 5th 4. November 6th 5. November 7th

    ISRO successfully inserted Mangalyaan into the Mars orbit. With this achievement India became the first Asian country to go to the Red planet. It was launched through PSLV-XL rocket from Sriharikota, it has travelled 666 million km and reached Mars orbiter, ISRO spend Rs 450 crore for this experiment

    2) ICC world cricket league division three 2014, will be held in which of the following place? Ans: (2)
    1. Sharjah 2. Kuala Lumpur 3. Indore 4. Hyderabad 5. Sydney

    Explanation:Notes: International Cricket Council (ICC) on 23 September 2014 announced that ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3 will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The World Cricket League Division 3 will be held from 23 to 30 October 2014.

    3) According to study of UN the world population will reach 11 billion by? Ans:(1)

    1. 2100 2. 2200 3. 2050 4. 2075 5. 2150

    Explanation: Notes: World population will reach 11 billion by 2100 and it was highly unlikely that global population will stabilize by the end of 2100. This was revealed by a UN study titled World population stabilization unlikely this century. The study was published in the online edition of Journal Science on 18 September 2014.

    4) Asian games being held in Incheon, in which country Incheon is located? Ans: (5)

    1. North Korea 2. Vietnam 3. Maldives 4. Malaysia 5. South Korea

    Notes: The 2014 Asian Games, officially known as the XVII Asiad, is a multi-sport event celebrated in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 -October 4, 2014, with 439 events in 36 sports and disciplines set to feature in the Games. Incheon was awarded the right on April 17, 2007, defeating Delhi, India to host the Games. Incheon is the third city in South Korea after Seoul (1986) and Busan (2002) to host the Asian Games..

    5) Who will head the committee which formed to suggest ways for the restructuring of the Railway board? Ans:(4)

    1. Sampitroda 2. Kaushik Basu 3. Akash Dingra 4. Debroy 5. None

    Explanation:Notes: The Union government on 23 September 2014 appointed Debroy Panel to suggest ways for restructuring the Railway Board. The Panel has been tasked to suggest measures to reorganize the Railway Board and its departments so that policy making is separated from day-to-day operations

    6) Who got Saraswati Samman award -2013? Ans:(1)

    1. Arvind Adiga 2. Harvinder Singh 3. Govind Mishra 4. Avinash Kaushik 5. Mounsiram

    Explanation: Notes: Govind Mishra, the renowned Hindi author was given the Saraswati Samman in New Delhi on 23 September 2014. He was given the Samman by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for his novel Dhool Paudhon Par that was published in 2008

    7) Who among the following has been appointed as Secretary General of Independent Commission on Multilateralism? Ans:(1)

    1. Hardeep Singh Puri 2. Shashi Tharoor 3. Shankar Menon 4. Chandan Thapar 5. None

    Explanation: Notes: Hardeep Singh Puri was appointed as Secretary General of Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM) on 23 September 2014. He is a former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations.

    8) John Key was re-elected as the Prime Minister of which of the following country? Ans:(5)

    1. Australia 2. Zimbabwe 3. Canada 4. Turkey 5. New Zealand

    Explanation: Notes: John Key on 21 September 2014 was re-elected as the Prime Minister of New Zealand for a third term. This was revealed by the preliminary results released by the Electoral Commission of New Zealand. He has led New Zealand as the Prime Minister since 2008.

    9) In which year, Scotland joined in UK? Ans:(3)
    1. 1705 2. 1706 3. 1707 4. 1708 5. 1709

    Explanation: Notes: Scotland joined the United Kingdom in 1707, but the demand for Independence from UK emerged first in 2009 and again in 2011. People of Scotland on 19 September 2014 rejected the historic referendum for independence from United Kingdom. In the referendum asking simple question, Should Scotland be an independent country?, 55.3 percent of the Scots voted No whereas 44.7 percent of the Scots voted Yes. In effect the referendum was rejected by a huge margin of 10.6 percent.

    10) Sardar Singh is associated with which of the following games? Ans:(1)
    1. Cricket 2. Foot ball 3. Shooting 4. Hockey 5. Boxing

    Explanation: Notes: Sardar Singh is an Indian professional field hockey player. He is the current captain of the Indian national team. Sardar Singh on 19 September 2014 became India's flag bearer at 17th Asian Games opening. Sardar Singh is the captain of Indian Hockey team.

    11) Cu Chi tunnels are located in which country?Ans:(2)
    1. Cuba 2. Vietnam 3. Argentina 4. Haithi 5. Thailand

    Explanation: Notes: Cu Chi is in Vietnam. This historic Cu Chi tunnels of Vietnam was in news because the President of India Pranab Mukherjee visited it on 17 September 2014.Cu Chi tunnel located in the Cu Chi district of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam is one of the most bombed, shelled and devastated areas of world in the military history.

    12) Who is the new chairperson of National Commission for women Ans:(3)
    1. Sudha Sharma 2. Maneka Gandhi 3. Lalitha Kumaramangalam 4. Vyshnavi 5. None

    Explanation: Notes: Lalitha Kumaramangalam was appointed as chairperson of National Commission for Women (NCW). She was appointed by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Menaka Gandhi on 17 September 2014. She is the eighth chairperson of NCW

    13) Which of the following is the permanent venue for IFFI? Ans:(1)
    1. Goa 2. Telangana 3. Maharashtra 4. Andhra Pradesh 5. Sikkim

    Explanation: Notes: Goa on 17 September 2014 became a permanent venue for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). To make Goa a permanent venue for IFFI, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Information and Broadcasting Secretary Bimal Julka and Chief Secretary of Goa State B. Vijayan. The MoU was signed in the presence of Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

    14) Which of the following Indian bank has celebrated its 150 years celebrations in Srilanka? Ans:(5)
    1. Punjab National Bank 2. Syndicate Bank 3. Bank of Baroda 4. Union Bank of India 5. SBI

    Explanation: Notes: State Bank of India (SBI) on 13 September 2014 celebrated 150 years of its operations in Sri Lanka. SBI Managing Director Krishna Kumar reaffirmed the bank's commitment to partner in Sri Lanka's efforts in developing its economy.

    15) On which day, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana was started? Ans:(3)
    1. 26th August 2. 27th August 3. 28th August 4. 29th August 5. 30th August

    Explanation: Notes: Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana is an ambitious scheme for comprehensive financial inclusion launched by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on 28 August 2014 He had announced this scheme on his first Independence Day speech on 15 August 2014. The scheme has been started with a target to provide 'universal access to banking facilities' starting with Basic Banking Accounts with overdraft facility of Rs.5000 after six months and RuPay Debit card with inbuilt accident insurance cover of Rs. 1 lakh and RuPay Kisan Card.In next phase, micro insurance & pension etc. will also be added/br>

    16) According to World Economic Forum, India's rank in global competitive index? ? Ans:(4)
    1. 68 2. 69 3. 70 4. 71 5. 72

    Explanation: Notes: India slipped to 71st position out of 144 countries by losing 11 places in the global competitiveness list of Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) that came on 3 September 2014. India stood at the lowest position among the BRICS countries. Among BRICS countries, China stood at one place with 28th spot, Russia stood at 2nd place with rank at 53rd position followed by South Africa (56th rank) and Brazil (57th rank).

    17) Voreqe Bainimarama is the Prime Minister of which of the following country? Ans:(2)
    1. Indonesia 2. Fiji 3. Philippines 4. Nepal 5. Bhutan

    Explanation: Notes: Voreqe Bainimarama on 22 September 2014 was sworn in as new Prime Minister of Fiji. He was sworn in by President Epeli Nailatikau at a brief ceremony in Government House of Suva. He was sworn-in after the official results showed that he had won 60 percent of the seats.

    18) In which year, Nalanda University was destroyed? Ans:(1)
    1. 1193 ad 2. 1193 bc 3. 927 ad 4. 927 bc 5. None

    Explanation: Notes: The ancient Nalanda University was established in 427 AD during the reign of Gupta king Sakraditya. It was destroyed in 1193 AD by the Turkish army of the Bakhtiyar Khilji, the military general of the army of Qutb-ud-din Aibak. The Nalanda University (NU) was formally inaugurated after 800 years on 19 September 2014 by Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Rajgir near Nalanda, Bihar. The University came into existence on 25 November 2010 when the Nalanda University Act, 2010 was implemented and Noble Laureate Amartya Sen was appointed as the Chancellor of the university in 2012

    19) In which of the following place National Academies for Athletics & Golf inaugurated? Ans:(2)
    1. Cochin 2. Thiruvananthapuram 3. Luthiana 4. Hyderabad 5. Bhopal

    Explanation: Notes: Union Ministry of Sports inaugurated National Academy for Athletics and National Golf Academy at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. It was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports, Sarbananda Sonowal on 22 September 2014

    20) International Day for preservation of Ozone layer is observed on? Ans:(1)
    1. September 16th 2. September 21st 3. September 24th 4. June 5th 5. August 16th

    Explanation: Notes: The International Day for the preservation of the Ozone Layer was observed on 16 September 2014. The day marks the commemoration of the date of signing of the Montreal Protocol in 1987 on substances that deplete the Ozone layer. The theme for 2014 is Ozone Layer Protection: The Mission Goes On.

    21) The first Municipal Corporation was setup in India at....? Ans:(1)
    1. Chennai 2. Bangalore 3. Hyderabad 4. Secunderabad 5. Mumbai

    Explanation: It was started in 1687 at Madras. Municipal Corporations are setup in order to administer the cities. At present in India almost all major cities have Municipal Corporation to administer.

    22) Which was the committee setup to make recommendations about Fundamental Duties? Ans:(2)
    1. Mudgal comitee 2. Swaran Singh Committee 3. Shah Committee 4. Narayan Committee 5. Sri Krishna Committee

    Explanation: In 1976, Congress Government set up Swaran Singh Committee in order to find out whether Parliamentary form of Government is working well. This particular committee also made recommendation on Fundamental Duties.

    23) The largest producer of High grade Iron-ore is ......?Ans:(3)
    1. Canada 2. Cambodia 3. Brazil 4. Cuba 5. China

    Explanation: Brazil a country in South America produce world's largest High grade Iron-ore. China and India also has large amount of iron-ore deposits in them. India also produce High grade Iron-ore.

    24) The North Atlantic sub-tropical gyre is named as ...?( Ans:(1)
    1. Columbus Gyre 2. Turtle Gyre 3. Masjid Gyre 4. Navigator Gyre 5. Terminator Gyre

    Explanation: Each Sub-tropical Gyre is given a different name. North Atlantic Gyre is named as Columbus Gyre because it was he who exploited it during his journey towards America.

    25) If there is a rapid rise in general price level and rapid fall in value of the currency then it is called.? Ans:(1)
    1. Hyper Infaltion 2. Disinflation 3. Hydro Infaltion 4. Deflation 5. None

    Explanation: Hyper Inflation is a situation when there is billion times increase in price levels and drastic fall in the value of the currency. people lose faith on the currency and the government is forced to change the currency. Recent example of Hyper Inflation is Zimbabwe.