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  1) What is the name of the nuclear-capable ballistic missile that was test fired from a naval ship off the Odisha coast on 14th Nov`14?

 Ans : (1) 


1. Dhanush

2. Villa

3. Astra 

4. Kavacha 

5. Vajra


Explanation: The surface-to-surface Dhanush, a naval variant of India`s indigenously-developed `Prithvi` missile, was test fired from a ship in the Bay of Bengal by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the defence force.


2) Who is the person appointed by Railway Minister as a one-man committee to suggest proper procedures for accountability in all tendering processes on 14th Nov`14? 


Ans: (1)


1. E. Sreedharan

2. V. Suresh 

3. K. Sukhram 

4. M. Srinath 

5. Srikar rao


Explanation: E Sreedharan, former Managing Director of Delhi Metro Rail Cooperation


3) What is the Name of the robot on the distant comet 67P that has re-established radio contact with its orbiting Rosetta satellite and is sending data from surface?




1. Philae lander

2. Philae landeron 

3. Philaet lander

4. Philaet landeron

5. None


Explanation: Philae descended to 67P on 12th Nov`14, the first time such a feat has been achieved.


4) Name the state In which a unique facility was launched on 14th Nov`14 for citizens who can lodge police complaint through video conferencing without even stepping into any police station ?


Ans: (1)


1. Karnataka 

2. Goa 

3. Telengana 

4. Odisha 

5. Asom


Explanation: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah inaugurated a remote FIR Registration Centre in Bengaluru.


5) Phosphide and which other chemical have been found in the medicines, which were distributed, to the women who underwent sterilization surgeries at the government-run health camps in Chhattisgarh?




1. Zinc 

2. Sulphur 

3. Nitrous Oxide 

4. Ferric sulphate 

5. Magnesium Sulphate


Explanation: Ciprocin 500mg tablets distributed to women after operations were contaminated with Zinc Phosphide. Zinc Phosphide is commonly used to kill rodents.


6) Which Radio station won the prestigious Gandhian Philosophy and Public Service Broadcasting award 2014 for its programme Jeevan Rekha on 12th Nov`14? 




1. Radio Kashmir 

2. Radio Mirchi 

3. Radio Vizag 

4. Radio Hyderabad

5. None


Explanation: Jeevan Rekha is a programme based on the live broadcasts done in the wake of flood situation in Jammu and Kashmir by Radio Kashmir Jammu. It was based on the based on the rescue operations carried out by Radio Kashmir Jammu during massive floods in the J & K region


7) What is the Name of the personalized video creation tool launched by Facebook on 13th Nov`14?




1. Say Thanks

2. Say welcome 

3. Good Bye 

4. Good Morning

5. Hearty Welcome guys


Explanation: With this tool, users of the site can put their personalised video cards combining present themes and their own posts and photos.


8) Identify the Wholesale Price Inflation in October`2014?




1. 1.77% 

2. 1.45% 

3. 1.22% 

4. 1.32% 

5. 1.20%


Explanation: It is a five year low. Wholesale inflation had stood at 2.38 per cent in September this year, and 7.24 per cent in October last year.


9) Name the Ghat of the Ganga River in Varanasi, PM Narendra Modi initiated the drive towards a clean Ganga campaign on 8th Nov`14? 




1. Assi Ghat

2. Vassi Ghat 

3. Nassi Ghat

4. Trassi Ghat 

5. None

Explanation: Earlier, Shri Narendra Modi offered prayers and performed Aarti Pujan at Assi Ghat.


10) How many eminent personalities were nominated by the PM Narendra Modi to carry forward the Swachhta Abhiyan on 8th Nov`14?




1. 8 

2. 9 

3. 10

4. 11 

5. 12 


Explanation: Shri Akhilesh Yadav (CM of U.P.), Swami Rambhadracharya (Chancellor of Handicapped University, Chitrakoot), Shri Manoj Tiwari (BJP MP & Bhojpuri Singer), Manu Sharma, Mohd. Kaif  (Cricketer), Prof. Devi Prasad Dwivedi (Padamshree & Sanskrit Professor), Raju Srivastava (Comedy Actor), Suresh Raina (Cricketer), & Kailash Kher (Singer).


11) Name the country to which "INS TARASA" was formally transferred from the Indian Navy on 7th Nov`14?




1. Malaysia 

2. Seychelles 

3. Cambodia 

4. Cuba

5. Scotland


Explanation: NS Tarasa becomes "Patrol Ship Constant" on 7th Nov`14. INS Tarasa (re-christened PS Constant) is the second fast Attack Craft to be gifted by the Government of India to Seychelles in the recent times, the previous one being INS Tarmugli that was renamed PS Topaz. PS Constant and PS Topaz along with the Dornier Maritime Patrol aircraft (also gifted by Government of India) are expected to operate together in the coming years, forming the core of the Seychelles Coast Guard’s ability to keep the EEZ of the nation safe and secure from burgeoning maritime threats.


12) What is the India`s first automatic freight train especially designed for transportation of finished cars that was flagged-off on 7th Nov`14?




1. AutoLinx SM 

2. AutoTorent VM 

3. AutoMorent YM

4. AutoLinks TM

5. None


Explanation: This train carried around 280 finished cars and left for Delhi from Chennai where it would reach in a week`s time.


13) What is the Japanese Nuclear plant whose two reactors become the first to be restarted on 7th Nov`14 in the country since the 2011 meltdown at Fukushima facility ? 




1. Sandy 

2. Sendia 

3. Trendia 

4. Quarrent 

5. None


Explanation: It has 2 reactors to produce nuclear electricity and is located some 1,000 km southwest of Tokyo in Kagoshima prefecture.


14) Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar is the CM who resigned to which state/UT among these and became Defence Minister on 9th Nov`14?




1. Puducherry 

2. Goa 

3. Assam

4. Orissa 

5. Kerala


Explanation: He was Chief Minister of Goa, first from 2000 to 2005 (Goa`s first BJP chief minister), and later from March 2012 to November 2014


15) Which company installed World`s tallest Hybrid Wind Generator Turbine in Kutch, Gujarat on 6th Nov`14?




1. Suzlon Energy

2. ONGC 

3. GAIL 

4. OIL 



Explanation: The turbine will generate 12-15 percent more energy. In 2008, the Suzlon Energy signed a memorandum of understanding with the Gujarat Government to set up 2000 MW of wind energy capacity in the state.


 16) Chairman Qimat Rai Gupta passed away on 7th Nov`14. He is the chairman of which comnpany?



1. Crompton Greaves

2. Havells India Ltd 

3. Orient 4. Everyday

5. Nippon Batteries Ltd.


Explanation: He started Havells India Limited in 1971 and transformed it to a multinational company with operations across 51 countries.


17) Laxmikant Parsekar is the new CM of which state?




1. Kerala 

2. Goa 

3. Jharkhand 

4. Maharashtra 

5. Madhya Pradesh 


Explanation: He is the former Health Minister at Goa and also an old RSS Member. 


18) Lt. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar is the officer appointed as the new Chief of Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) of which country?




1. India 

2. Pakistan 

3. Srilanka 

4. Bangladesh 

5. Kenya


Explanation: He succeds Lt. Gen. Zaheerul Islam retired on 7th Nov`14.


19) What is the name of the medium-range nuclear-capable missile successfully test-fired with a strike range of more than 2000 km from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the Army on 9th Nov`14?




1. Agni -II Missile

2. Agni-III 

3. Agni-IV 

4. Rudra-II 

5. Raja-III


Explanation: Agni-II Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) has already been inducted into the services.


20) The present (as of Nov 2014) per capita milk availability in India is  .........?




1. 200 gm 

2. 300 gm 

3. 400gm 

4. 150gm 

5. 175gm


Explanation: India`s milk production has touched 137 million tones mark from 20 million tonnes in 1951 resulted in rise of per capita milk availability from 120 gram to 300 gram.


21) Name the Team Against which India Men`s Hockey team has won the four-match series by a margin of 3-1 on 9th Nov`14?




1. Australia 

2. South Africa 

3. Pakistan 

4. Bangladesh 

5. Kenya 


Explanation: After losing the opening match 0-4, India emerged winners in the remaining three games.


22) Shakib Al-Hasan is which country Cricket player who scored a century and took 10-wickets in the same test match? 




1. India 

2. Pakistan 

3. Bangladesh 

4. Kenya 

5. Srilanka 


Explanation: He is only the third player in history to take 10 wickets and score a century in a Test match. The match was played between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. 


23) Who is the Indian Cricket player who became the quickest cricketer in history to reach 6000 one-day international run mark, bettering legendary West Indian Vivian Richards` record?




1. Virat Kohli 

2. Shikhar Dhawan 

3. M S dhoni 

4. Yuvraj singh 

5. None


Explanation: On 9th Nov`14, he created this record while playing against Sri Lanka.


24) The theme of 6th World Ayurveda Congress (WAC).is...? 


1. Ayurveda and Health Challenges 

2. Ayush with Ayurveda 

3. Ayurveda Sampradaya 

4. Ayurveda Sanskruthi 

5. None 


Explanation:  The congress is being organised by the department of AYUSH, ministry of health and family welfare, in collaboration with the World Ayurveda  Foundation (WAF) and the Delhi government from 6th -9th Nov`14. 


25) Which Indian Airlines service has banned shipment of shark fins, joining a growing number of major international carriers committed to protecting declining shark populations and marine ecosystems?




1. Jet Airways 

2. Spice jet 

3. Indigo 

4. Air India 

5. Kingfisher Airlines


Explanation: Jet Airways Cargo implemented a ban on the carriage of shark fin.


26) In which country, The India-ASEAN Summit is scheduled to be held from 12th Nov`14? 


Ans : (1) 


1. Myanmar 

2. Malaysia 

3. Mangolia 

4. Mozambique 

5. Monacco 


Explanation: PM Narendra Modi will attend the India-ASEAN summit and the East Asia Summit on 12th and13th Nov`14. 


27) Myanmar , Australia and which is the other country where PM Narendra Modi will be on tour from 11th Nov`14?


Ans: (1)


1. Fiji 

2. Japana 

3. China 

4. Cuba 

5. Monacco


Explanation: Myanmar, Australia and Fiji. He will have his first meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on the sidelines of the East Asia summit at Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar. From Myanmar, Mr. Modi will go to Brisbane for the G-20 summit. 


28) On which day Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an Aadhar-based Digital Life Certificate - Jeevan Pramaan for pensioners? 




1. 10th Nov

2. 11th Nov 

3. 12th Nov

4. 13th Nov

5. 14th Nov


Explanation: The digital certification will do away with the requirement of submitting a physical Life Certificate in November each year by pensioners for getting pension.


29) Maldive`s Republic Day was celebrated on...?


Ans: (1)


1. 11th Nov 

2. 12th Nov 

3. 13th Nov 

4. 14th Nov 

5. 15th Nov 


Explanation: India and Maldives celebrate the 50th year of the establishment of our diplomatic relations commencing November 2014. 


30) With which country among the following China has signed energy cooperation agreements on the sidelines of the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit in Beijing on 9th Nov`14?




1. Russia 

2. USA 

3. Canada 

4. UK

5. Bangladesh


Explanation: The deals, which include a second major supply route, were signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping. In May, the two sides signed a 400 billion dollars deal for an eastern supply route.

 31) Ganpatsinh Vasava. Is the leader unanimously elected as the Speaker of which State Legislative Assembly on 10th Nov`14? 



1. Goa 

2. Gujarath

3. Telengana 

4. Kerala 

5. Odisha


Explanation: The Speaker`s post was vacant following resignation of Vajubhai Vala, who was appointed the Governor of Karnataka.


32) Javed Usmani is the the Chief Information Commissioner of ..........state? ? 




1. West Bengal 

2. Uttar Pradesh 

3. Gujarath 

4. Bihar 

5. Andhra Pradesh


Explanation: former Chief Secretary of U.P. The governor approved his name for the appointment on 10th Nov`14.


33) Which state among the following is all set to become the first state of the country, where voters will have to compulsorily vote in local body elections? 




1. Gujarath 

2. Bihar 

3. Andhra Pradesh 

4. Mizoram 

5. Manipur 


Explanation: Governor of Gujarat has signed the Gujarat Local Authorities Laws (Amendment) bill recently and given his sanction for implementation. The bill was passed by the state government twice when Mr. Narendra Modi was Chief Minister and however it was opposed by then Governor Dr. Kamla Beniwal who had taken the stand that the provision of compulsory voting is violation of Article 21 of the constitution and forcing voter to vote is against the principles of an individual liberty. 


34) According to the list released by Fortune Magazine of the year 2014, who is named as the most powerful woman business in India? 




1. Arundhati Bhattacharya 

2. Sonia Gandhi 

3. Saina Nehwal 

4. Smrithi Irani 

5. None 


Explanation: Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairperson of SBI.


35) According to the list released by Fortune Magazine of the year 2014, name the most powerful woman in Business globally?




1. Ginni rometty

2. Mary Barra

3. Indra Nooyi

4. Marrillyn Hewson

5. None


Explanation: Ginni Rometty, Chairman,  CEO  & President of IBM Company. Mary Barra (CEO, General Motors) and Indra Nooyi  (Chairman  & CEO of PepsiCO) achieved second and third rank respectively. 


36) Lee Chong Wei top-ranked male player who was temporarily suspended on 8th Nov`14 after he failed a doping test. He belongs to which country?




1. Malaysia 

2. China 

3. Japan 

4. South Korea 

5. USA


Explanation: Lee Chong Wei, Malaysian player of Chinese origin. 


37) Who is the Indian-origin radiographer who was elected as the president of the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT) on 9th Nov`14?




1. Dr. Fawzia Peer 

2. Dr. Mohammed Abdul Salmath 

3. Dr. Fouzullah Peer 

4. Dr. Abdul Rafiq 

5. None 


Explanation: He is the Manager of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH) in Durban, South Africa. 


38) Who is the driver who won the Brazilian Grand Prix on 9th Nov`14?




1. Nico Rosberg

2. Nocolo Rontgen

3. Nicolas Johnson

4. Nike Micheley

5. None


Explanation: Mercedes Formula One German Driver. Rosberg`s triumph ended Hamilton`s run of five straight wins and reduced his lead in the championship from 24 points to 17 with one race remaining.


39) Who is the Hindi poet who conferred with the 49th Jnanpith Award on 10th Nov`14?




1. Dr. Kedarnath Singh 

2. Dr. amaranth singh 

3. Dr. Jaswanth singh 

4. Dr. Virendra Singh 

5. None


Explanation: He has been conferred with 49th Jnanpith Award for his outstanding contribution towards Indian literature.


40) Name the country in which the 12th India-ASEAN Summit will begin on 12th Nov`14?




1. Malaysia 

2. Myanmar

3. Monacco 

4. Mozambique 

5. Mangolia


Explanation: The Focus of the Summit is on commerce, connectivity and cultural exchanges.It is at the place called Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar 


41) Public Service Broadcasting Day was observed on ____




1. 12th Nov 

2. 13th Nov 

3. 14th Nov 

4. 15th Nov 

5. 1st Dec


Explanation: This day is declared as The Public Service Broadcasting day to commemorate Gandhji`s visit to AIR. On this day in 1947, Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi visited the studio of All India Radio, Delhi for the first and last time to address the people who were temporarily settled in Kurukshetra after partition. .


42) What is the name of the academy launched by the Ministry of Minority Affairs launched on the 125th birth Anniversary of Mulana Abul Kalam Azad? 




1. MANAS (Maulana Azad National Academy for skills) 

2. SUNAS(Subash Chandra Bose National Academy for skills) 

3. RANAS(Ramanujan National Academy for skills)

4. JANAS(Jawahalal Nehrus National Academy for skills)

5. None


Explanation: Maulana Azad National Academy for skills (MANAS), New Delhi. The academy aims at skill development and also focuses on training of youths especially girls from socio-economic and educationally weaker sections. 


43) In Which state of India has become the first in the country with bank accounts for all families?




1. Karnataka 

2. Kerala 

3. Telengana 

4. AP 

5. MP


Explanation: A formal declaration to this effect was made by Kerala Finance Minister K M Mani at a function in Thiruvananthapuram on 11thNov`14. Under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, which was launched on Independence day this year, banks in Kerala opened around 13 lakh new accounts. 


44) Name the state in which 19th Edition of International Film Festival is scheduled to be held from 12th Dec`14? 




1. Karnataka 

2. Kerala 

3. Goa 

4. Assom 

5. Odisha


Explanation: T Around 150 films, including award-winning films screened at the Cannes, Berlin and Venice film festivals, have been included in this year`s International Film Festival of Kerala. 


45) Armistice Day that marks the end of First World War was observed in Puducherry on which day? 




1. Love with sacrifice 

2. Journalists 

3. Literature 

4. Films 

5. Books


Explanation: Indian and French national flags were hoisted at the French War Memorial in the city. 


46) Dudhwa tiger reserve in Lakhimpur Kheri district has been made ready to be new home for rhinoceros. Lakhimpur kheri district is in which state? 




1. Choir 

2. Coir 

3. Cheer 

4. Cheena 

5. Meena


Explanation: Choir parties from Agartala, Aizawl, Imphal, Kohima and Shillong will be participating in the Festival.


47) Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LRSAM). successfully tested by India and which othe country on 10th Nov`14? 




1. Israel 

2. Iran

3. Iraq 

4. Pakistan 

5. Italy


Explanation: Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LRSAM). The LRSAM system has been jointly developed by DRDO and IAI Israel. .


48) What is the name of the book released by the author Jai Krishan Kaushik . The book was released and inaugurated by the vice president on 11th Nov`14?




1. Empire to Independence

2. Royalty Independence 

3. Royal life of India 

4. Emperor of India 

5. India-Independence


Explanation: Maj Gen (Retd) Jai Krishan Kaushik. The book is based on historical facts and documentary evidence, as to how the spirit of nationalism of the - then Indian soldier germinated giving rise to major mutinies disillusioning the British about their trust on the Indian military.


49) National Education Day was observed in India on which day?




1. 11 Nov 

2. 12 Nov 

3. 13 Nov 

4. 14 Nov

5. 15 Nov


Explanation: This day observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. He is the first education Minister of India.

50) What is the name of the mobile application launched by former cricketer Kapil Dev on 12thNov`14?




1. SloPho 

2. SloFlo 

3. FloSlo 

4. FloSO

5. None


Explanation: It is a social platform that will allow users to win prizes in games, contests, polls & quizzes on daily basis.