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    1) How much amount of compensation is approved by the government on 10th Dec'14 for 1984 riot victims? Ans : (2)
    1. 1 lakh 2. 5 Lakh 3. 6 Lakh 4. 7 Lakh 5. 9 Lakh

    Explanation::- 5 Lakh Rupees. The Compensation to the families of the riot victims will be given in addition to what they have so far received from the government and other agencies.

    2) Name the state government which has formally launched crop loan waiver scheme on 11th Dec'14?Ans: (3)
    1. Telengana 2. Gujarath 3. Andhra Pradesh 4. Karnataka 5. Kerala

    Explanation: Andhra Pradesh Government. Chief Minister N ChandraBabu Naidu has formally launched the scheme in Chittoor.

    3) Identify the state's Office of which , the Chief Electoral officer has appointed gymnast Dipa Karmakar as its publicity icon for pro-voting and new voters' enrollment publicity campaign on 11th Dec'14? Ans:(3)

    1. Nagaland 2. Manipur 3. Tripura 4. Meghalaya 5. Mizoram

    Explanation:Tripura. She is the first Indian woman and second person from the country to clinch a Commonwealth Games medal in artistic gymnastic.

    4) Name the state In which , the Admiral's Cup Sailing Regatta began at the Indian Naval Academy on 11th Dec'14?Ans: (1)

    1. Kerala 2. AP 3. Telengana 4. Goa 5. Punjab

    Ezhimala, Kerala. 18 countries including India are participated in the three day event being held at the picturesque Ettikulam Bay.

    5) "Mawphlang Sacred Grove" is the site of which state which is all set to become the first Biodiversity Heritage Site in the state?Ans:(3)

    1. Nagaland 2. Tripura 3. Meghalaya 4. Goa 5. UP

    Explanation:It is a rare treasure of orchid species and medicinal plants in East Khasi Hills District.

    6) Among the following Identify Which state's office of the Postmaster General has provided e-post facility of greeting Super Star Rajnikanth on 12th Dec'14? Ans:(1)

    1. Tamilnadu 2. Karnataka 3. Kerala 4. AP 5. Maharashtra

    Explanation::- The Office of the Postmaster General Chennai City, Tamil Nadu. Incidentally Rajnikanth's block buster Lingaa will be released on the same day all over the world.

    7) Randhir Singh has been appointed as an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) during the IOC session held in which country on 8-9th Dec'14?Ans:(2)

    1. Mozambique 2. Monacco 3. Mangolia 4. Malaysia 5. None

    Explanation: Randhir Singh. He served IOC as a full member from India from 2001 to 2014.

    8) How many nuclear energy sectors would be supplied by Russia's state owned Rosatom, In next 20 years? Ans:(1)

    1. 12 2. 13 3. 14 4. 16 5. 17

    Explanation: 12 Nuclear Energy Reactors. This was announced on 11th Dec'14 during visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    9) According to the recommendations made by the PM Narendra Modi to United Nation Organisations (UNO), 21st June will be observed as which day? Ans:(2)
    1. World Transport Day 2. World Yoga Day 3. World Meditation Day 4. World Aerobics day 5. World Panchakarma Day

    Explanation: :- 21st June. The UNO on 11th Dec'14 declared World Yoga Day.

    10) Shandong Ruyi Science & Technology Group is the company purchasing 49% stake in 'Vimal' textile brand of Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Limited. This Shandong Ruyi company belongs to which country? Ans:(1)
    1. China 2. Japan 3. Indonesia 4. Srilanka 5. Nepal

    Explanation: Shandong Ruyi Science & Technology Group Ltd. engages in rabbit hair spinning, textile and clothing, cotton printing and dyeing, knitting, and real estate businesses. It provides cotton textiles, fibers, worsted woolen piece goods, angora yarns, knitwear, jeans, suits, outer garments, and wool products. The company was founded in 1972 and is based in Jining, China with operations in Europe, America, Japan, and Korea.

    11) Xiaomi is the.............. Mobile company banned from importing and selling its mobile phones in India after an interim order on 11th Dec'14 passed by the Delhi High Court?Ans:(1)
    1. Chinese 2. Japanese 3. Russian 4. American 5. Canadaian

    Explanation: :-Xiaomi. It is banned due to charges of patent infringement. The world's 3rd largest smartphone distributor, Xiaomi designs, develops, and sells smartphones, mobile apps, and consumer electronics

    12) Who is the Indian player who became the fourth Indian to smash a century in his first Test debut as captain?Ans:(2)
    1. Shikhar Dhawan 2. Virat Kohli 3. Chetheshwar Pujara 4. Yuvraj Singh 5. Rohit Sharma

    Explanation: :- Virat Kohli. He made century against Australia in the first Test Match on 11th Dec'14.

    13) Six gold medals were won by India at the 11th International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) held in Mendoza, of which country?Ans:(2)
    1. Algeria 2. Argentina 3. Norway 4. Bhutan 5. India

    Explanation: :- 6 Gold Medals. A team of six Indian students have won 6 gold medals at the 11th International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO). Team India also bagged the Country Winner medal.

    14) Platinum Jubilee of INS Circars was celebrated on which day? Ans:(1)
    1. 12h December 2. 13th December 3. 14th December 4. 15th December 5. 16th December

    Explanation: 12th Dec'14. INS Circars, the first Naval establishment in Visakhapatnam is celebrating Platinum Jubilee. The origin of the name "Circars" relates to the Nizam of Hyderabad, who ruled this land. The Nizam was addressed as "Circar", which in the Urdu language means "His Highness".

    15) Among the following , In which state the four days Tansen Sangeet Samaroh begins from 12th Dec'14?Ans:(1)
    1. Madhya Pradesh 2. Maharashtra 3. Goa 4. Telengana 5. Kerala

    Explanation: Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. The "Tansen Sangeet Samaroh" is completing 90 years this year.

    16) Who is the Indian , who has been honored with the Life Time Achievement Award at the Dubai International Film Festival on 12th Dec'14?Ans:(3)
    1. Latha Mangeshkar 2. S P Balasubramanyam 3. Asha Bhonsle 4. Smrithi Irani 5. Sushma Swaraj

    Explanation: :- Asha Bhonsle. The octogenarian singer has recorded more than 12,000 songs and is known for her versatility in folk songs, Indian classical music, pop songs, ghazals and bhajans. She is the fifth Indian film personality to receive the Life Time Achievement Award at DIFF.

    17) World's largest cruise ship terminal has been opened in Dec'14, In which country?Ans:(1)
    1. Dubai 2. Afghanisthan 3. USSR 4. Canada 5. Pakistan

    Explanation: :-Dubai. The third cruise terminal at Port Rashid in Dubai was unveiled by the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan. The Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal is spread over 28,000 square meters and can handle14,000 cruise passengers a day.

    18) UN Climate Change Conference held In which country on Dec'2014, ?Ans:(1)
    1. Peru 2. Srilanka 3. Mangolia 4. Brail 5. Bhutan

    Explanation: Lima, Peru. UN Climate talks in Lima ran into extra time as the negotiators on 13th Dec'14 struggled to break a deadlock between rich and developing countries aiming to the draft text of a new agreement to be signed in Paris next year.

    19) Which has adopted five villages for the development and complete transformation in Assam state as a First step of Academic Establishment?Ans:(1)
    1. NIT Silchar 2. NIT Warangal 3. NIT Pune 4. NIT Delhi 5. NIT Madras

    Explanation: National Institute of Technology (NIT), Silchar. NIT SIlchar adopted Fakirtilla, Madhutilla, Babutilla, Tambutilla and Ghungoor villages. The youth have already been imparted training on skill for manufacturing low cast solar heating system by the institution. Other activities, which would be focused on including projects for providing safe drinking water, improvement of toilet and sanitation facilities and e-education through D-DAC.

    20) By how much percent the Industrial Production in India declined in October'14?Ans:(1)
    1. 4.2% 2. 3.4% 3. 4.5% 4. 5.6% 5. 1.2%

    Explanation: :- The industrial production contracted by 4.2 per cent in October, sharpest decline in at least two years, on poor show by manufacturing sector and dip in the output of capital as well as consumer goods.

    21) How much was the consumer price or retail inflation in November 2014 as announced by the govt. on 12 December 2014?Ans:(1)
    1. 4.38% 2. 3.45% 3. 5.67% 4. 1.24% 5. 2.34%

    Explanation: Contains price indices, percentage changes and weights for the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), Retail Prices Index (RPI) and the components that make up these indices. Internationally, the CPI is known as the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP)

    22) Which movie completed 1000 week at a Maratha Mandir Cinema Hall, Mumbai on 12th Dec'14?Ans:(2)
    1. Kuch Kuch Hotha Hai 2. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge 3. Kaho Naa Pyar Hai 4. Refugee 5. Dhai Akshar Prem ke

    Explanation: :-'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge', Hindi film directed by Yash Chopra. also known as DDLJ, is a 1995 Indian romantic drama film. It was written and directed by debutante director Aditya Chopra, produced by his father Yash Chopra, and stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol.

    23) What is the Name of the book based on the life struggle of Arunima Sinha released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 12th Dec'14? Ans:(2)
    1. Born Again on the Valley 2. Born Again on the Mountain 3. Born Again on the Moon 4. Born Again on the book 5. Born Again on the Rock

    Explanation: "Born Again on the Mountain ". She is the first female amputee to climb Mt. Everest.

    24) What is the Name of the bill passed on 12th Dec'14 that provided fresh auction of 204 coal blocks de-allocated by the Supreme Court in Sep'14?Ans:(1)
    1. Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill 2. Mining Earth (Special Provisions) Bill 3. Mining India (Special Provisions) Bill 4. Coal Mining (Special Provisions) Bill 5. None

    Explanation: :- Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill. This bill replaces the ordinance promulgated by the Union Govt. in Oct'14.

    25) What is the name of the Bill passed by United Nation on 11th Dec'14 that authorised the use of military force against the dreaded Islamist State militant group?Ans:(1)
    1. AUMF bill 2. AUMH Bill 3. AUVB Bill 4. AUKL Bill 5. AUMD Bill

    Explanation: Authorization for use of Military Force (AUMF) Bill. The bill allows the President to use military force against ISIS for up to three years.