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Mamnoon Hussain Indian Team bagged two silver & three bronze medals at ---- International Mathematics Olympiad. 54th Which country is known as Pearl of the Antilles? Haiti Ministry of Tourism has undertaken joint development of tourist amenities at Amritsar, Raibareilly, Trivandrum, Gaya and ---- Cantt Railway Stations in association with Ministry of Railways. Agra On which date Global Tiger Day is observed? July 29 The Government has appointed Prof. ------ as the Director of National School of Drama (NSD). Waman Kendre In which Northeast State, India's longest rail-cum-road bridge is being coming up? Assam Who took charge as the Secretary, Department of Justice in the Ministry of Law & Justice? Anita Kaul Who was honoured with the 21st Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhbhavna Award? Amjad Ali Khan The Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG scheme has commenced operations in --------district of Himachal Pradesh. Mandi Which team has won the South Asian Football Federation Under-16 Championship? India Where is National Centre for Biological Sciences located? Bengaluru Which country will jointly host the 2015 Cricket World Cup? Australia and New Zealand The Gandhi Sagar Dam is a part of which Project? Chambal Project World Police & Fire Games are organised by the World Police and Fire Games Federation since ------. 1989 Who has been conferred with 'Saraswati Samman' Award for 2012? Sugathakumari The Government has decided to set up new major ports one each at Sagar in West Bengal and the other at Dugarajapatnam in -------. Andhra Pradesh Who has been re-elected Zimbabwe's President? Robert Mugabe By defeating which team, India has won historic bronze medal at junior women hockey world cup in August 2013? England Name the Indian Chess Player who has won Politiken Cup in Denmark. Parimanjan Negi Who is Shri A.K. Tyagi? CMD, MECON Which place is famous for "Chikankari Work", a traditional embroidery art? Lucknow In which State the 'Great Himalayan National Park' is located? Himachal Pradesh Pranab Mukherjee attended the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation on August 7, 2013 at ------. Chennai In which state, Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project is located? Madhya Pradesh An Aadhaar enrolment centre at the Yojana Bhawan, New Delhi was inaugurated on ------- by Sindhushree Khullar, Secretary, Planning Commission. 7th August, 2013 Pinaka is a____. Multiple Rocket Launcher Who is Dr. V S Madan? DG & MD, UIDAI According to the Census 2011, which State has the maximum rural population? Uttar Pradesh When is ' National Day of Singapore' celebrated? August 9

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Which state has largest population of Buddhists? Maharashtra Who is Dr. Tony Tan Keng Yam? President of Singapore A pilot project of ticketing through non-internet based mobile phones has been launched by IRCTC on ------. 1st July 2013 In which year M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) was established? 1988 How many adolescent girls in India in the age group 10-19 years are anaemic according to the third National Family Health Survey? 56 per cent The recent catastrophe in Uttarakhand is estimated to have resulted in a loss of around Rs. ---- crores to the state economy. 12,000 The World Health Organization estimates that yellow fever causes 200,000 illnesses and ----- deaths every year in unvaccinated populations with nearly 90% of the infections in Africa. 30,000 Who has been appointed as the Member Secretary to the Law Commission of India? N. L. Meena Olympian L. Brojeshori Devi passed away at Coimbatore. Who was she? Judo Player Pranab Mukherjee delivered the ---- Foundation Day Lecture of the Indian Council of Agriculture Research at National Agriculture Science Centre Complex, Pusa, New Delhi. 85th As of now, what is the total number of High Courts in India? 24 Which committee has recommended setting up of a National Aviation University in India? Kaw Committee Bengaluru International Airport is the ------ busiest airport in the country. Fifth Who has been appointed as first-ever woman referee I-League season by the All India Football Federation? Maria Rebello Bengaluru International Airport became operational on 24th May, ------. 2008 Deepika Kumari is associated with which sport / game? Archery Dudhwa National Park is in which State? Uttar Pradesh India is to achieve ---- literacy rate in the next two years. 80% Afghanistan's first woman governor, ------ is the winner of Ramon Magsaysay Award 2013. Habiba Sarabi The literacy rate of India is ----- per cent at present as per the 2011 Census. 73 As per the data released by Planning Commission, India's Poverty Ratio in 2011-12 stands at ________. 21.9% Justice Palanisamy Sathasivam has been sworn in as the ------ Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India. 40th Martina Hingis, who has been inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame, hails from which country? Switzerland As per the latest data on India's poverty, which state has shown biggest drop in percentage of poor? Odisha and Bihar As per the latest estimates, India has produced 255.36 million tonnes of foodgrains during 2012-13 compared to ----- million tonnes in the previous year. 259.29 United Nations has recognised which date as "World Toilet Day"? November 19 Which port has been conferred the "Major Port of the Year" award? Paradip Port India is free from Yellow fever disease. Yellow fever disease is endemic in ----------countries in the world. 44 Who is the current Chairperson of National Green Tribunal of India? Justice Swatanter Kumar The Direct Benefits Transfer programme was rolled out on 1st January, ---. 2013 Who is the author of the book The Lowland? Jhumpa Lahiri India is set to meet the Projected Demand of 150 Million Tonnes of Milk by -----. 2016-17 Which planet is also called Earth's Twin? Venus Who has taken over as Director General in Bureau of Police Research & Development? Rajan Gupta

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The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee completed his first year in office on --------. July 25, 2013 According to India State of Forest Report (2011), which state has the maximum forest cover area? Madhya Pradesh As per census, 2001, there are ----- crore persons with disabilities. 2.19 Which city is the venue for World Police and Fire Games 2013? Belfast India's advanced weather Satellite INSAT 3D has been launched from which space centre? Kourou French Guinea Who is Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian? French Minister of Defence Who is the winner of Tour de France 2013? Chris Froome Dr. Obaid Siddiqi died on July 21. Who was he? Bio-Scientist Tipaimukh Multipurpose Hydroelectric project is located in which state? Manipur On which date, Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated? July 26 Who has been appointed as Director General of National Investigation Agency? Sharad Kumar In which country, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has officially launched his political party? Australia Agricultural Census in India is being organized once in every ____ years. 5 The SC has refused to reduce the age of juvenile _____________ and dismissed a plea that minors involved in heinous crimes should not be protected under the law. from 18 to 16 years The Centre has earmarked ___________ for development of railway network in the north eastern region. Rs. 600 crore India successfully launched its advanced meteorological spacecraft __________ by a European rocket. INSAT-3D __________, recently observed the Malala Yousafai Solidarity day in which around 500 students held lighted candles and took the oath at the function. Mahatma Gandhi University The ___________________ Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher System has undergone successful firing trials in Pokhran field firing ranges. Pinaka Mark II The bust sculpture of ------------------- has been unveiled at the ------------ oldest University of Santo Tomas. Mother Teresa, Asia's China successfully launched -------- satellites to carry out scientific experiments into space from its Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre using ---------- carrier rocket. three, Long March-4C Who has been sworn in as Belgium's seventh king, after his 79-year-old father Albert II abdicated? Prince Philippe Which Indian-American legal luminary has been nominated by US President Barack Obama to a key judiciary post in California? Vince Girdhari Chhabria How many Indian Americans have won the 2013 Simons Investigators awards? Four US President Barack Obama has nominated Robert Blake as Ambassador toIndonesia Indian-American -------------, a leading nephrologist, has donated USD 1.25 million to Stony Brook University of USA to boost its India studies programme. Nirmal K Mattoo Who has been named as the world's most profitable celebrity according to Forbes magazine's annual list of highest paid actors? Robert Downey Jr Which cine star has emerged as the greatest Bollywood star in a UK poll celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema? Amitabh Bachchan Which Tennis star has been ranked number one in the Forbes list of the world's 10 best-paid female athletes? Maria Sharapova A bronze statue of legendary actor -----------------was unveiled at Bandra Bandstand in Mumbai. Rajesh Khanna Which movie has climbed up the popularity chart in the United States and was ranked at 13th spot in the very first weekend? Chennai Express

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Which political leader has become the most mentioned personality on social networking sites? Which actress is at the top in Forbes magazine's annual list of highest paid actresses?

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For which country, the L&T has won a Rs 2,085-cr contract for an expressway construction? Oman Who is the Director General of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)? Chandrajit Banerjee With which state electricity board, NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN), has entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for supply of 300 MW Round the Clock (RTC) power for a period of three years starting from 1st March 2014? Kerala Which company has tied up with Ennore Port for export and has entered into a 10-year agreement with Ennore Port Ltd for export of its vehicles? Nissan India Government of India has signed an agreement with --------------------for a $60 Million Loan for North Karnataka Urban Sector Investment Program (NKUSIP). ADB IT services major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has completed the acquisition of an enterprise solutions provider Alti SA, which will help the Tata Group company to expand its reach in Europe. Alti SA belongs to which European country? France Who has been awarded the Asian Business Leaders Award 2013 for his 'impressive business credentials' and service to society by London-based Asia House? Azim Premji From which of the following companies Alstom T&D has bagged five contracts worth Rs 256-cr for its pan-India projects? Power Grid Corporation Supreme Court has issued notice to Centre and __________ on ____________. RIL, gas pricing Engineering major ______________ and its consortium partners have bagged an order valued at $1,403 million or Rs. 8,250 crore to develop a __________ project in Saudi Arabia. L&T, metro Indians are top foreign investors in Dubai's ----------------, during the first half of 2013. real estate market The government has approved to increase the FDI cap in telecom to 100 per cent from --------per cent, up to -------- per cent through automatic route and beyond that through FIPB. 74, 49 Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has cleared the proposal for sale of --------per cent government stake in Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), which may fetch around Rs 3,750 crore to the exchequer at the current market price. 10 Era Infra Engineering Ltd (EIEL) has bagged Rs 357 crore project from Nabinagar Power Generating Company, a joint venture of ------------ and Bihar State Electricity Board. NTPC ------------ founder and chief executive officer Jeffrey P Bezos has agreed to buy the newspaper assets of The Washington Post Company for USD 250 million. Amazon The Reserve Bank imposed a fine of about Rs 5.6 lakh on ----------- for violation of ------------ norms. SBI, currency chest The World Bank and the Asian Development Bank would jointly provide --------------to rain-ravaged Uttarakhand to redevelop basic amenities like housing, agriculture, education and healthcare facilities besides reconstructing the damaged roads. $400 million The government has allowed wheat exports of additional ------------from FCI godowns through public sector trading firms, to clear surplus stock and ease storage crunch. 2 million tonnes Water and Power Consultancy Services (WAPCOS) Limited presented a dividend cheque of Rs. ----- crore & Bonus Share Certificates worth Rs. 8 crore for the financial year 2012-13 to Union Water Resources Minister Harish Rawat in New Delhi. 12 The NTPC Professional Circles Convention entered into its ----- year recently. 12th According to Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI), India is the world's ____ largest exporter of iron ore. Third The 'Indian Electrical Equipment Industry Mission Plan -----' points to the fact that one of the major reasons for the shortfall in planned versus achieved capacity addition in power generation is the problem of land acquisition. 2022

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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the disinvestment of 10 percent paid-up equity in the Indian Oil Corporation Limited, out of its equity capital holding of ----- percent. During 2011-12, the production of fruits and vegetables in India was 76.42 million tonnes and ------ million tonnes, respectively. Coal India Ltd has not been exporting coal since 2010-11 and prior to 2010-11, coal was exported from CIL only to SAARC countries, mostly ------. Central Government has approved ----- Proposals of Foreign Direct Investment amounting to Rs. 343.39 crore approximately. The Union Minister of Steel, Beni Prasad Verma was presented with a dividend cheque of Rs. ---- crore by MECON. Prime Minister has approved the appointment of Dr. Raghuram Rajan as the Governor of Reserve Bank of India for a term of ------ years. Who has been conferred three Awards by the World HRD Congress & Star group at the 4th Asian's Best Employer Brand Awards held at Singapore? The Competition Commission of India has imposed a penalty of Rs. ---------- Lakhs on 11 Companies relating to a tender for supply of polyester blended duck ankle boots rubber sole. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved an allocation of -------lakh tonnes of foodgrains during 2013-14 for BPL families. NTPC has decided to set up technology institute in which state? The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the implementation of 15 building projects under the Delhi Police Building Programme Scheme, with an estimated cost of Rs. ----- crore during the 12th Five Year Plan. Which company has adopted the Taj Mahal under the Clean India Campaign of Ministry of Tourism? Which has become the first automaker to participate in Greenhouse Gas Reporting Programme in India? Providing a big boost to the power sector, Coal India Limited has signed 82 FSAs as on 25 July 2013, with power stations with a capacity of ----- MW.

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723.77 ONGC Ford Motor 34,793

September 8 is observed as the International Literacy Day by UNESCO since -----. 1966 Who was sworn in the new Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court? Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana Kerala is the only state in India to have ----- literacy rate. 100% Who took over as the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India? Raghuram Govind Rajan Today, the female literacy levels according to the Literacy Rate 2011 census are ---where as the male literacy rate is over 80%. 65.46% Who became the first woman Chief Information Commissioner? Deepak Sandhu When the British rule ended in India in the year ----- the literacy rate was just 12%. 1947 Who was sworn in as the 12th President of Pakistan? Mamnoon Hussain Who has been conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2013? Ronjon Sodhi How many coaches were honoured with Dronacharya Awards for 2013? 5 The South East Asian Regional Organisation is one of the six regions of WHO with its HQ in -----. India Henry Rebello has died in Gurgaon on 27 August 2013. Who was he? Athlete G. Mohan Kumar has been appointed as Secretary in Ministry of -----. Steel Vithura Baby, veteran ------ journalist and writer has died. Malayalam Ronald Coase died in Chicago. Who was he? Economist

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Which state government has proposed to launch a pension scheme for workers under MGNREGS scheme? Kerala Which nation emerged as champion of Asia Cup Hockey 2013? South Korea Government of India has decided to extend the Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (DBTL) Scheme in ----- more districts by 1.1.2014 in phases depending on Aadhaar penetration. 235 Who will get the Moortidevi Award for 2013? Dr. Hara Parasad Das BRICS Leaders met on 5 September 2013, ahead of the formal opening of the --- Summit in St Petersburg. G-20 Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a _____. DNA Virus Who is Shri B.C. Tripathi? CMD of GAIL President Pranab Mukherjee presented the Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony for the year 2013 to ------. Zubin Mehta The Tagore Award was instituted by the Govt. of India during the commemoration of ----- Birth Anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. 150th M. Hamid Ansari released a book entitled "India and Malaysia: Interwined Strands" authored by former Diplomat -----. Veena Sikri Which Rail Coach Factory received 'Par Excellence Award' in Chennai? Kapurthala Hamid Ansari presented First Sree Narayan Guru Global Secular & Peace Award 2013 to ----- . Dr. Shashi Tharoor Diego Garcia Island is in ___. Indian Ocean Which city has won the bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games? Tokyo Who has won Women's Singles Title in the US Open 2013? Serena Williams President Pranab Mukherjee presented the 2012 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of -----. Liberia Who has won Men's Singles Title in the US Open 2013? Rafael Nadal The National Skilling Mission envisages adding ----- million skilled Indians by the year 2022. 500 The Ecumenical Christian Centre was established in -----. 1963 75 Percent of the Rural and ----- Percent of the Urban Population will be benefited from Food Security Law. 50 In which country 'Muslim Brotherhood' is active? Egypt Aadhaar is a ---- digit individual identification number which serves as a proof of identity and address, anywhere in India. 12 According to the latest figures of Health Ministry, which state has recorded maximum number of cases of Malaria? Odisha The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 mandates the provision of free and compulsory education to all children in the age group of ---- years. 6-14 In which year first National Family Health Survey was conducted in India? 1992-93 Who has been appointed as the Chairperson of the National School of Drama Society? Ratan Thiyam US scientists have created the most precise clock of the world. This clock is made by which element? Ytterbium Who is Mr. Abdul Latif Siddique? Minister of Textiles, Bangladesh United Nation declared which day as International Day of Sports for Development and Peace? April 6 What is C 130J-30? Aircraft Who is Mr. Karim Khalili? Vice President of Afghanistan In which place the Headquarters of "International Civil Aviation Organization" is located? Montreal "Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram" was launched on 6th February -----. 2013

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The Appalachian Mountains are in ______. America Who is Nouri Kamil al-Maliki? Prime Minister of Iraq Which is the largest wind energy producing country in world? China Who has been awarded the inaugural Mahathir Award for Global Peace? Nelson Mandela Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari Laid Foundation Stone of Central Training College of ITBP in Ramgarh, ------. Alwar Which state government laid the foundation stone of Bio 360, a life science park? Kerala Who has received the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Peace and Reconciliation? Dr. Brigalia Bam Who has received the 2013 International Children's Peace Prize? Malala Yousafzai Noble laureate Seamus Heaney, who died recently, was a famous poet of which country? Ireland The RTE Anthem was launched by Union Minister for HRD Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju. The anthem will be dubbed in English and ---- regional languages. 15 Recently, which historical forts completed its 400th anniversary? Jhansi Fort The Second ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting (Plus) was held in -----. Brunei Which team has won the inaugural "Indian Badminton League"? Hyderabad Hotshots Which is India's first exclusive defence satellite that was successfully launched, recently, by European space consortium Arianespace's Ariane 5 rocket? GSAT-7 Defence Minister A. K. Antony formally inducted IAF's biggest ____ heavy-lift transport aircraft into service at the Hindon Air Base. C-17 A team of engineers in which state has produced a lamp which has high quality light and doubles up as a device to cook food without causing pollution? Maharashtra The President Pranab Mukherjee gave away the National Awards to _________ teachers of outstanding merit. 336 Anna Hazare and _______________ led the largest Indian Independence Day celebrations overseas, with over 2 lakh people carrying the tricolour witnessing an impressive parade. Vidya Balan The Chinese military said the first ingenuously developed military attack helicopter __________ has launched its first air-to-air missile successfully intercepting low-altitude targets. WZ-10 Which country inducted a F-22P frigate made with Chinese assistance into its navy, recently? Pakistan Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport ranks first in terms of customer satisfaction, as per a survey. Where is it located? Ahmedabad Indians have voted which city as the world's second best city in the world after Singapore for doing business and for living purpose, recently? Mumbai Director Gianfranco Rosi's documentary 'Holy GRA' won the Golden Lion for Best Movie at the Venice film festival. Mention his nationality. Italian Who would be honoured by a charitable body, run by a group of Indian-American women professionals in Manhattan? Indra Nooyi Reliance Industries and its partner BP plc won approval to invest _____________ in R-Series gas field in the flagging KG-D6 block. USD 3.18 billion As per CAG report, ___________ revenue as central excise and service tax remained unrealised due to appeals and litigations pending before authorities during the financial year 2011-12. Rs 1.27 lakh crore RBI has decided to create a central repository on large borrowers with exposure of more than _________ to help banks deal with credit risks. Rs. 10 crore As per RBI data, India's services exports in July 2013 stood at USD 12.94 billion, up __________ from the previous month 4.8 percent

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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs gave its approval to the proposal of M/s Mylan Inc., USA, as recommended by FIPB, to acquire ---- percent of the fully paid up share capital of M/s. Agila Specialities Private Limited. 100 The Chairman cum Managing Director of Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited, Dr. Gopal Dhawan gave dividend Cheque of Rs. ---- Crores for the Financial Year 2012-13 to the Minister of Mines, Dinsha Patel. 4.13 The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill, 2011 was passed by the Lok Sabha. The New Pension System has been made mandatory for all the Central Government employees (except armed forces) entering service with effect from -----. 1.1.2004 Coal India Limited has produced 31.67 million tonnes coal in the month of August, 2013. Who is Union Minister of Coal? Sriprakash Jaiswal The Global Competitiveness Report is published from time to time by ___ World Economic Forum Who is Shri S. Narsingh Rao? CMD of CIL As per the recent data, India is the___ largest coffee producer in the world. Seventh India-Japan decided to expand the current bilateral currency swap arrangement from 15 to ----- billion US dollars. 50 Coal India Limited has decided to set up ---- washeries in its various subsidiaries to reduce the quantity of ash and other un useful component from coal so as to make it competitive in comparison to imported coal. 16 Which country holds world's largest foreign exchange reserves? China Union Minister Dr. K. Chiranjeevi has approved Central Finance Assistance of Rs. ----- crore for the ongoing tourism mega circuit projects at Tirupati and Kadapa district in Andhra Pradesh. 25.04 Which is the largest natural rubber producing country in the world? Thailand Who will be HPCL's first woman chief? Nishi Vasudeva The Railways have generated Rs. ----- crore of revenue earnings from commodity-wise freight traffic during 1st April to 31st July 2013. 29690.16 The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs gave its approval for continuing the Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme during the 12th Plan period. The total budget outlay for continuation of the scheme will be about Rs ------ crore. 11,900

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