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52. How many years complete on 3rd May in Indian Cinema and what was the name of First Film?

Ans: Indian Cinema complete 100 years. The first film “Raja Harishchandra” was made in India 100 years ago on 3 May 1913 by Dada Saheb Phalke.

53. How many Rs Deduct in Petrol and non-Subsidized gas Cylinder?

Ans: Petrol price cut by Rs 3 a litre and Price of non-subsidized cooking gas cut by Rs 54 per cylinder.

56. Who win Maiden Grand Prix Gold in women’s single final of the Malaysia open badminton in Kuala Lumpur?

Ans: PV Sindhu

MAY ‘13

1. Iran in May 2013 gave ______________ news agency permission to reopen its Tehran bureau. The work there was suspended in March 2012 over one of its video reports?

a) Reuters

2. Preliminary data released from _______________ statistics agency in May 2013 revealed the fact that the French economy has entered a shallow recession after shrinking by 0.2 percent in the first

quarter of the year.

a) INSEE (National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies)

3. India and Netherlands in May 2013 signed a Memorandum of Understanding on _____________ in the field of Spatial Planning, Water Management, and Mobility Management at Hague, Netherlands

during the visit of Kamal Nath, Minister for Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs.

a) Technical Cooperation

6. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in May 2013 declared that it will start the work on world’s biggest hydroelectric __________ dam on Congo River in October 2015?

a) Inga Dam

8. A bilateral meeting between India and Switzerland was concluded in May 2013 at __________? The meeting was held on the sidelines of World Health Assembly.

a) Geneva

9. Afghanistan Parliament on in May 2013 blocked law aimed at strengthening provisions for women's freedom. The Parliament argued that parts of the law ?

a) Violated Islamic principles and encouraged disobedience

12. Morgan Stanley on 20 May 2013 signed an agreement to sell its Indian wealth management unit to which company?

a) Standard Chartered

14. Where is Morgan Stanley, the American multinational financial services corporation headquartered? a) New York

15. How many limited edition gold coins with Sachin Tendulkar’s face and signature engraved on them were launched on 13 May 2013 by Valuemart Gold and Jewels on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya?

a) 100000

16. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is looking forward to lease out the historic launch pad in Florida. For what purpose was this launch pad used?

a) For the first moon mission and by the Atlantis Shuttle

17. Name the only satellite of Ecuador that collided with the Russian rocket debris which was launched 30 years ago.

a) Pegaso (Pegasus)

19. Which Russian Capsule filled with 45 mice and 15 newts along with other animals returned from a month’s long mission in Orbit on 19 May 2013? a) Bion-M craft

20. Astronomers at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory discovered a cluster of __________ clouds between our two nearby galaxies- Triangulum (M33) and Andromeda (M31).

a) Hydrogen

21. Which industry manufacturers were on 17 May 2013 ordered by the Competition Appellate Tribunal (Compat) to deposit an amount of 630 crore Rupees, an amount equal to 10 percent of total

penalty imposed on it by CCI in June 2012?

a) Cement manufacturers

25. Indian Farmers Fertiliser Co-operative (IFFCO), on 11 May 2013 signed a long-term agreement with which Brazilian mining company for supply of rock phosphate?

a) Vale SA

28. Name the organization that granted India an observer status in the Arctic Circle? a) Arctic Council

30. Name the four countries that were granted the observer status in Arctic Circle by Arctic Council in May 2013?

a) India, China, Italy, Singapore and South Korea

33. Krishna Tirath on 16 May 2013 signed a ___________ Women’s Forum Resolution to empower Women.

a) IBSA Resolution

34. The European Union made decision in May 2013 to impose a continent-wide ban on the Pesticides namely neonicotinoids to help which species of insects? a) Honey Bees

35. Scientists of which country created the smallest droplets of the world? a) Switzerland

36. Name the technique that was used in generation of first Cloned Human Embryo by the American Scientists?

a) Somatic Cell Nuclear transfer technique

38. What is the name of world’s ultra-light substance created by Zhejiang University in China?

a) Carbon Aerogel

39. Tech Mahindra on 6 May 2013 signed agreement with which South African company to float a new company?

a) Falcorp

44. The monetary assistance under the Indira Awas Yojana (IAY), the housing scheme for the poor, giving priority to the scheduled castes, tribes and minorities has been raised by what amount?

a) 25000 rupees

46. The Union Government on 15 May 2013 had set up an expert Committee under the

supervision_____________ to evolve a composite index to measure backwardness of states.

a) Raghuram G Rajan

47. The government on 13 May 2013 approved new guidelines for the Indira Awas Yojna Scheme for rural poor. Which of the following statements about the newly issued guidelines are true?

I. Building Toilets has been made compulsory under the Indira Awas Yojna.

II. Manual scavengers freed bonded labourers and tribal groups will be given preference in allotments.

III. The allocation for each dwelling unit was increased from 45000 rupees to75000 rupees.

IV. In Maoist-affected and hilly regions, the allocation would now be 75000 rupees from the existing

48500 rupees. Landless labourers which were given 10000 rupees for buying land would now be given

20000 rupees.

_a) All the statements are true

48. Union Government of India on 16 May 2013 revised the criteria for creamy layer of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) from 4.5 lakh rupees to ________ lakh rupees to avail benefits of reservations in government jobs and admissions to central educational institutions. a)) 6 lakh

49. The Environment Ministry of India decided to put a ban on the trade of feathers of which bird as a measure to conserve the species? a) Peacock

52. Which organisation become the only organization in the world to design and successfully test a new concept of needleless vaccine delivery system?

a) Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

53. Name the Sun-powered plane that completed its first leg of journey with an aim to cross US on 4 May 2013.

a) Solar Impulse

54. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 2 May 2013 cleared 10500-crore rupees investment proposal in India for which company? a) IKEA

56. Telecom carriers Reliance Jio Infocomm, Dialog Axiata from Sri Lanka, Vodafone Group of the UK, Omantel from Oman, Etisalat from the UAE and Telekom Malaysia from Malaysia on 30 April 2013

formed a consortium to set up _________ submarine cable system to connect Singapore and Malaysia to the Middle East.

a) Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG)

59. Bermuda and other British overseas territories on 1 May 2013 signed deals with financial centres on sharing___________.

a) Tax information

__60. Three Government ships of China in May 2013 entered into waters of Senkaku islands, which are disputed and controlled by Tokyo. The surveillance ships of China sailed 12-nautical-mile zone off the Senkaku islands that is also known as __________ by China.

a) Diaoyu

65. The United States on 10 May 2013 slapped sanctions against four Iranian Nuclear Supply Companies and an individual for their attempt to procure goods for Iranian Nuclear Programme.

a) Aluminat, Pars Amayesh Sanaat Kish, Pishro Systems Research Company and Taghtiran Kashan Company

67. Name the country that joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) as its dialogue partner by signing an MoU?

a) Turkey

68. India and Saudi Arabia in April 2013 decided to set up a joint working group to address the concerns of expatriate Indian workers in Saudi Arabia on ___________law? a) Nitaqat law

69. Turkey Treasury Undersecretariat on 26 April 2013 announced that it would close the debt chapter with IMF (International Monetary Fund) by refunding 422.1 million US dollars of capital as part of its

19th Stand-by. This will end Turkey’s _________ year long indebter category from IMF. a) 52 years

71. Ireland’s government on 1 May 2013 unveiled the Protection of Life during____________. It explains when life-saving abortions can be performed. Moreover, it’s a clarification of rights within

the ambit of Current law.

a) Pregnancy Bill

72. _____________ became the first southern US state to Abolish Death Penalty a) Maryland

73. The Union Cabinet on 6 May 2013 had cleared important changes to the National Rural Livelihoods Mission _________ in a major boost to the roll out of the women’s self help group model across the

country? a) Aajeevika

74. The Union Cabinet of India on 1May 2013 approved major changes to the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) with the objective of removing poverty in rural areas by empowering women. Approximately, 25 lakh Women Self Help Groups (SHGs) will be given bank loans at an interest rate of _______ percent? a) 7 percent

75. The Union Government of India on 8 May 2013 approved _____________ policy with an aim to create a secured Computing environment across the country?

a) National Cyber Security Policy

76. The Minister for Women & Child Development, Krishna Tirath on 9 May 2013 launched the World Bank assisted___________. The aim of the programme is improvement of child development and nutritional outcomes for children in selected districts having higher proportional of child under nutrition.

a) ICDS Systems Strengthening and Nutrition Improvement Project (ISSNIP)

77. Ministry for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution introduced amendments in the National Food Security Bill in the Lok Sabha on 9 May 2013 and placed the amended Bill for consideration and passing by the House. Which of the following statements related to the Bill are true?

I. The Government decided to move certain amendments to the Bill Based on the recommendations of the Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution

II. These amendments seek to make the framework of the proposed legislation simpler, provide more flexibility to States/UTs in its implementation and to address some of the concerns raised by them.

a) Statement I and II are only true

78. The US team of scientists found the mechanism which is responsible for the ageing process. Where is this mechanism located? a) Inside the brain

80. The IBM scientists on 1 May 2013 released the smallest movie of the world. What is the name of this movie?

a) A Boy and His Atom

81. The scientists at the North Dakota State University developed a process called _________ which can help embed the radio frequency identification (RFID) chips on the paper. Fill in the blank with an

appropriate option.

a) Laser Enabled Advanced Packaging

JUNE 2013

Q. Six Forts of Rajasthan were included in the list of World Heritage Site of UNESCO and won international

recognition on 21 June 2013 in the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) in Phnom Penh,

Cambodia. Name these six majestic forts?

Ans. Amber (Jaipur), Kumbhalgarh, Chittorgarh, Jaisalmer, Ranthambhore (Sawai Madhopur) and Gagaron (Jhalawar)

Q. Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar on 19 June 2013 won the Vote of Confidence in the State Assembly

with the support of ......... MLAs after parting away with BJP? Ans. 126

Note: In the 243 member assembly, the ruling party JD(U) has 118 MLAs and it needed just four MLAs to

prove its majority. Four members of congress and one of CPI voted in favour of the trust motion. Four

independent MLAs also supported the motion.

Q. Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India on 17 June 2013 took oath as the member of Rajya

Sabha. He was elected to Rajya Sabha for the ........th consecutive term from Assam? Ans. Fifth

Note: Repo is the rate at which banks borrow from the Central bank

Q. Who was appointed as the Chairman of AirAsia India on 18 June 2013? Ans. Subramanian Ramadorai

Note: He is the former head of the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Q. Which Indian pair won silver medal at the World Cup (Stage-II) Archery competition in Turkey on 16

June 2013?

Ans. Rajat Chouhan and Manjudha Soy

Q. Name the Tamil actor-director who passed away on 15 June 2013 at his residence in Chennai after a

cardiac arrest? Ans. Manivarnnan

Q. Name the Cycling Coach of Indian national team who was on 18 June 2013 died in a road accident near Nalgadha village on Noida Expressway in Uttar Pradesh? Ans. Ruma Chatterjee

Q. Name the fastest Super Computer in the world which was announced recently, developed by China?

Ans. Tianhe-2

Q18. Name the Indian origin journalist who became the Editor of UK national paper, The Independent, on 17 June 2013? Ans. Amol Rajan

Q20. Who was appointed as Chief Advisor of AirAsia India recently? Ans. Ratan Tata

Q24. Which Indian city will host the 29th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (India chapter) to be held here in November 2013? Ans. Kochi, Kerala

Q25. World Day to Combat Desertification was observed across the world on 17 June 2013. What was the theme this year? Ans. Drought and water scarcity

Q27. Who was appointed as the head of the panel constituted by Union Ministry of Women and Child

Development on 19 June 2013 to examine aspects related indecent portrayal of women in mass media?

Ans. K Ratnaprabha

Note: He was the additional Secretary and Mission Director of National Mission for Empowerment of Women.

Q28. Who was selected as the President of UN General Assembly for its 68th session recently?

Ans. John William Ashe

Q30. Who was on 21 June 2013 appointed as the nodal officer for relief and rescue operations in the rainravaged Uttrakhand by the Union Government of India?

Ans. VK Duggal

Note: He was the former Union Home Secretary

Q31. Name the Boieng series Aircraft received by Indian Air Force from United States on 18 June 2013?

Ans. Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Aircraft

Q32. Where was the first-ever Chinese Film Festival inaugurated recently?

Ans. New Delhi

Note: Government of India and Government of China joined hands for organising the first ever Chinese

film festival in India from 18 June 2013 to 23 June 2013 at Siri fort Auditorium, New Delhi. Action

superstar Jackie Chan attended inaugural day of the Chinese film festival on 18 June 2013.

Q34. The World Refugee Day was observed on 20 June 2013 across the world to honour the courage, strength and determination of people who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence. What was the core message of the day?

Ans. 1 family torn apart by war is too many

Q35. Name the six world heritage sites of Syria which were placed on the list of World heritage sites by United Nations in light of ongoing conflicts in the country? Ans.

1) The Ancient City of Damascus

2) Site of Palmyra

3) Ancient City of Bosra

4) Ancient City of Aleppo

5) Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din

6) Ancient Villages of northern Syria

Q36. Name the Ad Agencies who won Gold and Bronze Lions at CannesAdvertising Festival 2013?

Ans. Taproot India won two Gold Lions, Grey Worldwide India won two bronze lions and O&M India won two bronze lions

Q37. Tata Coffee Inaugurated the Premium Extraction Plant at which state recently?

Ans. Tamil Nadu (at Theni near Madurai)

Q38. Name the day celebrated by Goa on 18 June 2013?

Ans. Goa Revolution Day

Q39. Which State Government has recently made possession of Aadhaar Card mandatory for teaching and non-teaching employees to draw salaries?

Ans. Maharashtra

Q40. Name the operation launched by IAF in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh to rescue pilgrims who were

stranded after heavy rains wreaked havoc in northern India on June 16? Ans. Operation Rahat

Q41. Name the Veteran CPI leader who passed away in Amritsar on 15 June 2013? Ans. Satya Pal Dang

Q42. India topped in the medal tally in the Junior Asian Wrestling Championship by winning 17 medals in the tournament on 16 June 2013. Where was the tournament held? Ans. Phuket, Thailand

Q43. Which day was recently celebrated as World Music Day also called Fête de la Musique to promote peace and spread goodwill through music? Ans. June 21

Q44. Who won Gerry Weber Open Halle ATP Tennis tournament recently? Ans. Roger Federer

_• The principal architect of India’s missile programmes who on 31 May 2013was appointed DRDO chief and

scientific advisor to defence minister-Avinash Chander

The person who resigned as Chairman of IPL on 1 June 2013 in the wake of the raging spot-fixing scandal-

Rajiv Shukla

The name of bombs which is being developed by India for its fighter jets, which are expected to be geared up

for deployment by the end of year 2014- Glide Bombs

The Person who was appointed new Prime Minister of Palestine, by Mahmoud Abbas on 2 June 2013 - Rami


The Person who became the youngest Indian to scale the Mount Everest on 21 May 2013 with his five

schoolmates- Raghav Joneja

The Leader of Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N), who on 3 June 2013 elected as the Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan- Ayaz Sadiq

The Person who became the first woman to be elected to the FIFA Executive Committee (ExCo) for a full

term of four years- Lydia Nsekera

The theme of World Environment Day which was observed on 5 June 2013 -Think, Eat, Save Reduce Your


The Person who on 6 June 2013 was reelected as the chairman of India Bank Association (IBA) for 2013-14

tenure- KR Kamath

The Irish writer who won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his debut novel City of Bohane which is the

portrayal of Ireland of 2053- Kevin Barry

The Uttarakhand NGO which on 6 June 2013 bagged a French award for its contribution to protection of

human rights- Central Himalayan Environment Association (CHEA)

Name the Scottish author, who is best known for his novels The Wasp Factory and The Crow Road, died of

Cancer on 9 June 2013- Iain Banks

The theme of World Day against Child Labour which was celebrated on 12 June 2013-No to Child Labour in

Domestic Work

The first Indian-American girl from Avon School to get admission in United States Military Academy at West

Point- Sneha Singh

The First NATO and European Country to Draft Women in Military Service- Norway

The Indian-origin sculptor who was honoured with Knighthood, the highest honour of Britain by Queen

Elizabeth II- Anish Kapoor

The Person who became only the second Hindu to be part of the Pakistan’s Punjab assembly after Seth

Bharta Ram- Kanji Ram

The ambassador to the United Nations for Antigua and Barbuda who was selected as the President of UN

General Assembly for its 68th session-John William Ashe

One of the founders of RAW, who passed away on 16 June 2013 in Chennai after a long fight with cancer-

Bahukutumbi Raman

The Malaysian author who was declared as the winner of Walter Scott Prize for his English fiction novel The

Garden of Evening Mists- Tan Twan Eng

The 29-year-year-old Indian origin journalist became the Editor of UK national paper, The Independent, on

17 June 2013- Amol Rajan

The former head of the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), was appointed as the Chairman of AirAsia India on 18 June 2013- Subramanian Ramadorai

The Chinese supercomputer which is declared is the fastest computer of the world- Tianhe-2

2. Which company on 14 June 2013 unveiled the World’s Largest Container ship? a) Maersk Line

3. Who was appointed as the new Chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) by the Government of India?

a) SK Roy

4. Name the 24 hours news channel which was launched by Media firm TV18 Broadcast on 13 June 2013 in UK?

a) News18 India

6. Which Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) got in-principal approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for establishing as well as operating White Label ATMs (WLAs) in the last week of June 2013?

a) Muthoot Finance

7. Name the Walmart India Head who resigned from the US retail giant on 26 June 2013.

a) Raj Jain

8. The European Commission (EC) on 26 June 2013 approved Inter Continental Exchange’s (ICE) proposed 8.2 billion dollars takeover of __________. a) NYSE-Euronext

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