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    Who is the interim head of the BCCI? Ans : (3)
    1. Sandip Patil 2. Ravi Sastry 3. Sunil Gavaskar 4. Sachin Tendulkar 5. Sanjay Manjrekar

    Explanation: Sunil Gavaskar was appointed as the interim president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) by the Supreme Court on 28 March 2014. He was appointed as acting president of BCCI to discharge the functions of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014.

     
    On which day, The UN General Assembly passed the non-binding resolution that refuses recognition of annexation of Crimean peninsula by Russia from Ukraine?Ans : (5)
    1. 23rd March 2. 24th March 3. 25th March 4. 26th March
    5. 27th March

    Explanation: The UN General Assembly on 27 March 2014 passed the non-binding resolution that refuses recognition of annexation of Crimean peninsula by Russia from Ukraine. This resolution was supported by 110 countries, opposed by 11 and abstained by 58 (including India) in the 193-nation assembly.

     
    Jens Stoltenberg, is the new Secretary General of...?Ans : (4)
    1. UNO 2. WHO 3. European Union 4. NATO 5. African Union

    Explanation: Jens Stoltenberg was appointed as the Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). This was announced by the North Atlantic Council on 28 March 2014. Stoltenberg will take charges of Secretary General of NATO on 1 October 2014.

     
    During April-December 2013, the export of spices is about..?Ans : (2)
    1. 25% 2. 41% 3. 35% 4. 15% 5. 46%

    Explanation: The value of export of spices of India during April to December 2013 (of current fiscal year 2013-14) in terms of rupee registered an increase of 41 percent. This was revealed by the figures released by the Spices Board of India at Kochi.

     
    RBI has extended the time line for full implementation of Basel-III norms till?Ans : (5)
    1. 2015 2. 2016 3. 2017 4. 2018 5. 2018

    Explanation: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) extended the timeline for full implementation of the Basel III capital regulations by a year. Now the banks are required to comply with the Basel III norms by 31 March 2019 instead of 31 March 2018.

     
    Basel-III norms related to....?Ans : (3)
    1. Insurance Sector 2. Bit coins 3. Banking sector 4. Health sector 5. None

    Explanation: Basel III is a comprehensive set of reform measures, developed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, to strengthen the regulation, supervision and risk management of the banking sector. In terms of Basel III capital regulations issued by the RBI, the Capital Conservation Buffer (CCB) will be implemented from March-end 2016 (against March-end 2015 earlier). Consequently, the Regulations will be fully implemented as on March-end 2019 (against March-end 2018 earlier).

     
    Who among the following was named as the brand ambassador of the Earth hour 2014?Ans : (1)
    1. Arjun Kapoor 2. Ameer Khan 3. Salman Khan 4. Akshay Kumar 5. Abhishek Batchan

    Explanation: Actor Arjun Kapoor on 27 March 2014 was named as the brand ambassador of the Earth hour 2014. Earth Hour 2014 was observed on 29 March 2014 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

     
    In which of the following city, Tata has started Wi-Fi Business?Ans : (4)
    1. Kolkata 2. Bangalore 3. Kochin 4. Chennai 5. Mumbai

    Explanation: Tata Teleservices limited (TTL) on 27 March 2014 launched new Wi-Fi business in Chennai. The company plans to connect everything from India Inc's employee buses to educational institutions. Apart from the usual sectors like airport, hospitality and malls, the company plans roping in sectors such as education and transit busses.

     
    Deodhar Trophy is related to?Ans : (2)
    1. Foot Ball 2. Cricket 3. Tennis 4. Basket Ball 5. Kabaddi

    Explanation: West Zone on 27 March 2014 won the cricket's Deodhar Trophy 2014. They lifted the trophy after defeating North Zone in the Day-Night final at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam by a margin of 133 runs.

     
    In south East region, how many countries are polio free nations?Ans : (5)
    1. 7 2. 8 3. 9 4. 10 5. 11

    Explanation: The World Health Organisation (WHO) on 27 March 2014 certified India as a Polio Free country. This action of WHO made India one of the 11 countries of South-East Region to be free from polio virus. The official certificate was received by Ghulam Nabi Azad, the Union Health Minister in New Delhi. The polio was eradicated from the country with the help of technological innovations like indigenous bivalent polio vaccines, close monitoring of polio programme and adequate domestic financial resources

     
    According to WHO, how many million people died, due to pollution in 2012?Ans : (1)
    1. 7 Million 2. 8 Million 3. 5 Million 4. 4 Million 5. None

    Explanation: Estimates released by WHO on 25 March 2014 reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died (1 in 8 persons) as a result of air pollution exposure. In its suggestion it says that reduction of air pollution could save millions of lives.

     
    The head quarters of World Health Organization is at?Ans : (2)
    1. Rome 2. Geneva 3. New York 4. Paris 5. Madrid

    Explanation: The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its predecessor, the Health Organization, was an agency of the League of Nations.

     
    The third Nuclear Security Summit was held in?Ans : (1)
    1. Netherlands 2. Spain 3. Italy 4. France 5. Japan

    Explanation: The Third Nuclear Security Summit was held in The Hague, Netherlands from 24 to 25 March 2014. The summit was attended by 58 World leaders. The third NSS synergizes previous two summits without their backdrops. At the Summit, the leaders agreed to build a robust Nuclear Security Structure. Besides, the summit also saw the agreement on Strengthening Initiative wherein 35 countries agreed to incorporate the guidelines of IAEA into their national legislation to assess the security of nuclear materials.

     
    Who among the following is the new president of CII?Ans : (1)
    1. Ajay Shriram 2. Adi Godrej 3. Anil Suvu 4. Rakesh Brunamul 5. None

    Explanation: Ajay S. Shriram, Chairman and Senior Managing Director of DCM Shriram, has been elected President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for 2014-15. He succeeds S. Gopalakrishnan. Sumit Mazumder, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of TIL, has been named President-designate. Naushad Forbes, Director, Forbes Marshall, has been elected Vice-President.

     
    In the first half of 2014-15, the government would borrow a gross Rs.....?
    1. Rs 1.68 lakh crore 2. Rs 2. 68 lakh crore 3. 3.68 lakh crore 4. Rs 4. 6 lakh crore 5. None

    Explanation: In the first half of 2014-15, the government would borrow a gross Rs 3.68 lakh crore, 61.6 per cent of the full-year target, Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram said on 28th March. The government will borrow an average Rs 17,000 crore a week in April and May, against market expectations of about Rs 18,000 crore. The first auction will start next week, while the last auction for the six-month period will end in the week beginning September 22. Each week, four bonds (long-term as well as short-term) will be auctioned.

     
    The Article related to Ordinance? Ans : (5)
    1. 100 2. 53 3. 112 4. 148 5. 123

    Explanation: Under the Constitution, the power to make laws rests with the legislature. However, in cases when Parliament is not in session, and 'immediate action' is needed, the President can issue an ordinance, under article 123. An ordinance is a law, and could introduce legislative changes. Recently President President Pranab Mukherjee cleared the re-promulgation of the SEBI Ordinance that had lapsed on January 15, since Parliament could not pass the Securities Laws (Amendment) Bill 2013 in the winter session.

     
    Heena Sidhu, is associated with which sport?Ans : (4)
    1. Carams 2.Chess 3. Badminton 4. Shooting 5. Boxing

    Explanation: Heena Sidhu is shooting player. She clinched a silver medal at the ISSF World Cup in Fort Benning, USA. Presently she is ranked 2nd in the World

     
    Which Organization banned Indian fruits and vegetables?Ans : (2)
    1. UNO 2. European Union 3. African Union 4. CELTA 5. None

    Explanation: European Union member states decided on 26th March to ban the import of five types of fruit and vegetable from India, after several batches were found to be contaminated by pests such as fruit flies, the bloc's executive said. The prohibition, which goes into effect in May, covers mangoes, aubergines, the taro plant and two types of gourd

     
    How many nations are there in European Union? Ans : (5)
    1. 24 2. 25 3. 26 4. 27 5. 28

    Explanation: The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe. The EU operates through a system of supranational independent institutions and intergovernmental negotiated decisions by the member states.

     
    Which of the following is an Indirect Tax?Ans : (2)
    1. MAT 2. VAT 3. Income Tax 4. Corporate Tax 5. None

    Explanation: Value Added Tax is an Indirect tax. An indirect tax (such as sales tax, a specific tax, value added tax (VAT), or goods and services tax (GST)) is a tax collected by an intermediary (such as a retail store) from the person who bears the ultimate economic burden of the tax (such as the consumer). Indirect tax collections grew by 5.6 per cent to Rs 4,41,826 crore in the April-February period of this finacial year amid a slowing economy. Total collection of indirect taxes — excise, customs and service tax — in February rose by five per cent to Rs 43,794 crore, against Rs 41,714 crore in the same month in 2013-14, official sources said

     
    Who among the following is the Financial Services Secretary?Ans : (3)
    1. Bindra Choudhury 2. Arvind Mayaram 3. Rajiv Takru 4. Akash Mitra 5. None

    Explanation: The government on 25th March appointed Financial Services Secretary Rajiv Takru as revenue secretary. He will take over charge from Sumit Bose, also finance secretary. Bose retires on March 31. Gurdial Singh Sandhu from the Rajasthan cadre was named financial services secretary. He will take over from Takru when the latter relinquishes his charge

     
    Charkilo, is in news in recent times, this is a...? Ans : (1)
    1. Miniature Planet 2. A old tribe, found recently 3. An ancient Language 4. A new kind of Weigh 5. None

    Explanation: Astronomers in fourth week of March 2014 discovered a miniature planet named Charkilo with two rings of ice and pebbles between Saturn and Uranus in the Kuiper Belt. This is the first ever discovery of a celestial body with rings like giant planets Saturn and Jupiter. Rings of the discovered celestial body are not more than few hundred meters thick and are only three and seven kilometer wide. The centers of the two rings are 14 kilometer and the gap between them is 9 Kilometer

     
    In which state, Ancient caves depicting 7000 years old history was found?Ans : (5)
    1. Maharashtra 2. Karnataka 3. Tamilnadu 4. Kerala 5. Andhra Pradesh

    Explanation: Researcher K Ramakrishna Reddy has discovered a group of caves that was inhibited by ancient humans in Akkampalli of Andhra Pradesh. This site is considered to be contemporary to the rock sites that exist at Ketavaram and Chintakunta of the state.

     
    Which country has won 3rd South Asian Handball Championship title?Ans : (3)
    1. Srilanka 2. Nepal 3. India 4. Myanmar 5. Bhutan

    Explanation: India on 26 March 2014 clinched the 3rd South Asian Handball Championship title played at Genesis Global School in Noida. To win the title, India defeated Pakistan 36-31. The championship started on 23 March 2014.

     
    Who headed RBI panel which formed on Data Format for Furnishing of Credit Information to Credit Information Companies (CICs)?Ans : (1)
    1. Aditya Puri 2. SK Mohanty 3. NR Gadgil 4. Vittal Rao 5. Sambastin

    Explanation: A RBI panel headed by Aditya Puri submitted its report on 22 March 2014. The Report is titled Data Format for Furnishing of Credit Information to Credit Information Companies (CICs). The committee has made wide ranging recommendations on issues relating to credit information, such as, increasing its coverage, format of reports and best practices to be followed by credit institutions, credit information companies (CICs) and the Reserve Bank.