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    Malagasy ariary, is the currency of? Ans : (4)
    1. Maldives 2. Malaysia 3. Mauritius 4. Madagaskar 5. None

    Explanation: The Malagasy ariary is the currency of Madagascar. This country is in news because residents of Madagascar voted on 26th October in the first presidential election after a 2009 coup. The country had plunged into turmoil after current President Andry Rajoelina seized power from President Marc Ravalomanana with the help of the military in 2009

    The Union Environment Ministry has decided not to permit mining with one kilometer range of national parks and sanctuaries in which state? Ans : (3)
    1. Karnataka 2. Odisha 3. Goa 4. Andhra Pradesh 5. Madhya Pradesh

    Explanation: Mining would not be permitted within one km of national parks and sanctuaries in Goa, the Union Environment Ministry has decided in an order that could take the State one step closer to restart iron ore excavation in a regulated fashion. The Ministry passed the order to this effect on 24th October resolving one of the several issues requiring a solution to restart regulated mining in the coastal State. It ordered that areas ranging up to one km beyond the boundaries of the national parks and sanctuaries in the State would be declared Ecologically Sensitive Zone (ESZ) under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 where mining activities would be banned

    Which of the following Indian Army force has celebrated 52 Raising day on 24th October, 2012? Ans : (1)
    1. Indo-Tibetan Border Police 2. Border Security Force 3. CRPF 4. CISF 5. Asom Rifles

    Explanation: The Indo-Tibetan Border Police celebrated its 52nd Raising Day on 24th October. On the occasion, Union Minister of State for Home R.P.N. Singh said the government has sanctioned Rs.1,260 crore for construction of ITBP locations. The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is an Indian force conceived on October 24, 1962 for security along the India's border with the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, border covering 2115 kilometres.

    Singapore Aire lines will set up full service airline in partnership with...? Ans : (2)
    1. Spice Jet 2. Tata Group 3. Bharathi Ventures 4. Air India 5. None

    Explanation: The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has given its nod to Singapore Airlines (SIA) to set up a full service airline in India in partnership with the Tata Group that would entail an initial foreign investment of $49 million. Tata Sons will be the majority partner in the venture with 51 per cent stake, while Singapore Airlines will hold 49 per cent. Tata Sons is the holding company of the Tata group that has branched out to salt and software

    According to China based Hurun the richest Indian is? Ans : (3)
    1. Lakshmi Niwas Mittal 2. Dilip Shanghvi (Sun Pharmaceuticals) 3. Mukesh Ambani 4. Azim Premji 5. Kumar Mangalam Birla

    Explanation: Energy tycoon and Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani is India's richest man, with personal assets of $18.9 billion, according to the China-based Hurun India Rich List, Ambani retained the top position for the second year even after a wealth decrease of two per cent. Ambani is followed by London-based steel baron Lakshmi Niwas Mittal, with assets of $15.9 billion. Mittal's wealth declined six per cent from last year. Sun Pharmaceutical's founder Dilip Shanghvi broke into the top three for the first time, with a 66 per cent surge in his wealth

    Reserve Bank of India constituted an advisory group to implement a national bill payment system, the head of this group is? Ans : (5)
    1. Urjit Patel 2. Hasan Mehra 3. Kaushik Basu 4. Parhasarathy Shome 5. Umesh Bellur

    Explanation: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted an advisory group to implement a national bill payment system enabling households to pay utility bills, school fees and remittances using their bank accounts. The nine-member group, headed by Umesh Bellur of the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, would give its report by the end of December.

    Which of the following is a Bank Term? Ans : (1)
    1. Giro 2. Garo 3. Goro 4. Gyro 5. Glro

    Explanation: Giro is the abbreviated form of General Inter-bank recurring order. A Giro is a payment instruction from one bank account to another. It facilitates payments through cash, cheques, credit/debit cards and prepaid payment instruments, transferring funds to the bank accounts of beneficiaries. The Umesh Bellur panel appointed by RBI would recommend criteria to seek authorisation for bill payments. These criteria would relate to financial, governance, ownership, technical and operational aspects.

    Anyonya cooperative bank Limited is the first co-operative bank in India, this is in which state? Ans : (3)
    1. Maharashtra (Pune) 2. Bellary (Karnataka) 3. Vadodara (Gujarat) 4. Patna (Bihar) 5. Patiala (Punjab)

    Explanation: Anyonya Co-operative Bank Limited (ACBL) located in the city of Vadodara (formerly Baroda) in Gujarat, is the first co-operative bank in India. The Co-operative banks are news because the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed financially-sound and well-managed urban cooperative banks (UCBs) to open specialized branches, or central processing and retail assets processing centres. The central bank said UCBs would have to secure approval from the regulator for opening specialised branches. The approval, it added, would be subject to certain norms—these branches should be fully computerized

    The Defence Research and Development Organisation has said that it is planning to export Sonars to which country? Ans : (5)
    1. Srilanka 2. Maldives 3. Bhutan 4. Nepal 5. Myanmar

    Explanation: DRDO chief and Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister Avinash Chander said DRDO-made sonars would soon be exported to Myanmar in a groundbreaking initiative. According to Mr. Chander, with the global market blobbing on its radar, the DRDO was taking part in the Aerospace and Defence Exhibition-2013 to be held in Seoul, in October ending, 2013

    President Pranab Mukherjee has issued an order to set up a separate board under article 371J, of the constitution for which of the following states? Ans : (1)
    1. Andhra Pradesh-Karnataka 2. Andhra Pradesh-Maharashtra 3. Andhra Pradesh-Tamilnadu 4. Tamilnadu-Karnataka 5. Karnataka-Maharashtra

    Explanation: President Pranab Mukherjee has issued an order, allowing the Karnataka Governor to establish a separate development board for the Hyderabad-Karnataka region under Article 371J of the Constitution. The region comprises Gulbarga, Bidar, Raichur, Koppal, Yadgir and Bellary districts.

    Mc Mohan line is between India and ? Ans : (4)
    1. Pakistan 2. Nepal 3. Afghanistan 4.China 5. Myanmar

    Explanation: India has Border with China known as Mc Mohan line. On his recent visit to China, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and China have agreed that in any face-off on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) they will not use force or threaten to use force against each other and prevent exchange of fire or an armed conflict.

    The Extradition treaty, between India and ............... came into effect on October 23rd, 2013? Ans : (5)
    1. Libya 2. China 3. Russia 4. Indonesia 5. Bangladesh

    Explanation: Extradition may be briefly described as the surrender of an alleged or convicted criminal by one State to another. The extradition treaty between Bangladesh and India came into effect on October 23rd, with the handing over of the instruments of ratification of the much-awaited pact. The two countries will now be able to exchange convicts or undertrials as and when required. Bangladesh Home Secretary C.Q.K. Mostak Ahmed and Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pankaj Saran signed the documents

    Sanjeev Rajput is associated with which game? Ans : (1)
    1. Shooting 2. Billiards 3. Badminton 4. Chess 5. None

    Explanation: Sanjeev Rajput is an Arjuna Awardee Indian shooter from Yamuna Nagar, Haryana. He won the gold in men's 50-metre free rifle prone event, as he beat Li Jiahong of China by 1.4 points in the Asian Air Gun shooting championship in Tehran, Iran on 23rd October, 2013

    In India which organization is responsible for measurement of employment/unemployment? Ans : (3)
    1. Planning Commission 2. National Informatics Bureau 3. National Sample Survey Organisation 4. Employment Bureau of India 5. Employment scheme of Insurance

    Explanation: The National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO), since its inception in 1950, does the measurement of employment / unemployment in India. According to recent survey, it found that in major cities, the unemployment rate for women rose from 4.3 per cent to 5.6 per cent between 2004-05 and 2009-10. During the same period, the unemployment rate for men was stagnant at 3.4 per cent. Major cities are those with populations of at least a million. The sharpest rise in unemployment among women was seen in Chennai, where the rate rose 17 percentage points — from 2.3 per cent in 2004-05 to 18.8 per cent in 2009-10

    Which country has declared that it will hold a summit in 2014 April, against US electronic spying programme? Ans : (1)
    1. Brazil 2. Germany 3. Russia 4. China 5. Cuba

    Explanation: Prism, is the name of US spying programme of almost 17 nations across world. This was revealed by US citizen, Edward Snowden, who is at present asylum in Russia. Against to US spying programme Brazil, on massive US electronic spying on its territory, said it would host a global summit on Internet governance in April. President Dilma Rousseff made the announcement after conferring in Brasilia with Fadi Chehade, chief executive of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

    How many Indian women are there in the fortune's magazines global list of top 50 women business leaders? Ans : (4)
    1. 1 2. 2 3. 3 4. 4 5. 5

    Explanation: Four Indians led by ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar have made to Fortune magazine's global list of top-50 women business leaders, while PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi has been ranked second in a similar list for the US. Kochhar has been ranked fourth, followed by National Stock Exchange chief Chitra Ramkrishna at 17th, Axis Bank's Shikha Sharma at 32nd and HSBC's Naina Lal Kidwai at 42nd place among the Indians on the international list of most powerful women in business

    Dipika Pallikal is associated with which sport? Ans : (3)
    1. Chess 2. Badminton 3. Squash 4. Boxing 5. Shuttle

    Explanation: Dipika Pallikal is an Indian squash player. She is the first Indian woman to break into the top 10 in the WSA rankings. On 20th October Dipika Pallikal beat former World No.1 Rachael Grinham to win the Macau Squash Open, for her seventh professional career title.

    Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) was founded in? Ans : (5)
    1. 1957 2. 1958 3. 1959 4. 1960 5. 1961

    Explanation: OECD is an organization of 34 countries, this is in news in recent times because it has given a report on unemployment in world, according to its report a whopping 17 million people are without a job for more than a year in the developed world. The estimates, based on numbers available till three months ended June this year, are for a grouping of 33 nations including the US and Spain

    The RBI on 19th on October launched the new RTGS system for ______value fund transfer.? Ans : (3)
    1. Small value 2. Medium value 3. Large value 4. Un limited value 5. None of these

    Explanation: The Reserve Bank of India on 19th October launched the new Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system for large-value funds transfer. The new system has several new functionalities including advanced liquidity and queue management features, gridlock resolution mechanism, hybrid settlement facility, facility to accept future value dated transactions, and options to process multi-currency transactions. The RTGS system is a large-value funds transfer system that banks use to settle inter-bank transfers for their own account as well as for their customers.

    According to Forbes list 2013, which is the world's second largest public corporation and biggest private employer in the world? Ans : (3)
    1. Reliance industries 2. Tata consultancy services 3. Wall mart 4. Microsoft 5. Ford

    Explanation: Wall mart is retail gaint, belongs to USA. This Organisation is in news in recent times, because it broke its partnership with Bharathi of India, and second is the Enforcement Directorate has given clean chit to Wallmart, on allegations that were leveled against Wallmart

    For the crop year 2014-15 the minimum support price on wheat has been increased to______? Ans : (1)
    1. Rs 50 per quintal 2. Rs 100 per quintal 3. Rs 200 per quintal 4. Rs 250 per quintal 5. Rs 300 per quintal

    Explanation: Surging food inflation has prompted the government to increase the minimum support price (MSP) for wheat during 2014-15. On 17th October, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) cleared an increase of Rs 50 a quintal for procurement

    Which of the following nation has turned down seat on the UN Security council displaying anger at the failure of the international community to end the war in Syria? Ans : (1)
    1. Saudi Arabia 2. Vietnam 3. Iran 4. Brazil 5. Croatia

    Explanation: Saudi Arabia turned down seat on the United Nations Security Council on 18th October in a rare display of anger at the failure of the international community to end the war in Syria and act on other Middle East issues. The kingdom condemned what it called international double standards on the Middle East and demanded reforms in the Security Council, which has been at odds on ways to end the fighting in Syria

    Man booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton belongs to which country? Ans : (4)
    1. Vietnam 2. Peru 3. South Korea 4. New Zealand 5. None

    Explanation: New Zealand author Eleanor Catton has, at the age of 28, become the youngest ever winner of the £50,000 Man Booker Prize for her novel The Luminaries. Her 832-page tale of the 19th-century goldfields is also the longest work to win in the prize's 45-year history. Catton was announced as the winner on 16th October.

    How many districts have been initially selected by rural Minister Jai Ram Ramesh to rehabilitate labours from modern day slavery under national rural lively hood mission? Ans : (2)
    1. 11 2. 10 3. 12 4.13 5. 21

    Explanation: Concerned over the prevalence of bonded labour in the country, the government on 18th October decided to initiate massive programmes to rehabilitate and provide alternative livelihood for people living in conditions of modern-day slavery. Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said that initially 10 critically vulnerable districts have been taken up to rehabilitate bonded labourers through the Centre's ambitious National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM). The ten districts are Gaya in Bihar, Bastar and Kondagaon in Chattisgarh, Prakasam and Chittur in Andhra Pradesh, Kanchipuram and Vellore in Tamil Nadu, Bolangir and Bargarh in Odisha and Gumla in Jharkhand

    In CAD, D stands for? Ans : (1)
    1. Deficit 2. Domestic 3. Dear Money 4. Deficiency 5. Derive

    Explanation: CAD stands for Current Account Deficit, it occurs when a country's total imports of goods, services and transfers is greater than the country's total export of goods, services and transfers. This situation makes a country a net debtor to the rest of the world. On October 20th Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said that Current Account Deficit is likely to be lower than the projection of 3.8 per cent of the GDP and India will be in a better position to neutralise the impact of the tapering of monetary stimulus by the US Fed, Planning Commission