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    1) Name the person Who has been chosen as the new Chief Minister of Haryana during a meeting by BJP legislative party leaders in Chandigarh on 21stOct'14? . Ans : (1)
    1. Manohar lal Khattar 2. Rishikesh Singh 3. Manohar singh 4. Manideep Singh 5. Adithya Pancholi

    He won the Karnal seat in his debut assembly election by 63,000 votes. He joined the RSS in 1980, and has spent nearly 35 years as an active pracharak

    2) Who is the chief coach of Indian Hockey team who has resigned from his post on 21stOct'14 because of a pay dispute with Sports Authority of India? Ans: (1)
    1. Terry Walsh 2. Trian Wally 3. Valiar Treshikon 4. Johny Terrish 5. None

    Explanation: The 60-year-old Australian, himself a noted Olympian, submitted his resignation in dramatic fashion, saying that he was finding it difficult to adjust to the decision making style of the sporting bureaucracy in the country.

    3) India have signed the Power Trade Agreement (PTA) with which country , allowing exchange of electricity and opening up new vistas of cooperation in the hydro-power sector on 21stOct'14? Ans:(2)

    1. Bangladesh 2. Nepal 3. China 4. Japan 5. Srilanka

    Explanation: The two sides had agreed to sign the agreement during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Nepal in August.

    4) Who among the following has proposed to make paid news an electoral offence to provide a legal playing field for political parties? Ans: (1)

    1. Election commission of India 2. Indian Army 3. President of India 4. Both houses of India (Lok sabha and Rajya sabha) 5. Rajya sabha

    Chief Election Commissioner, V S Sampath said that the Commission has proposed to the Law Ministry that paid news should be made an electoral offence.

    5) By how much percent, Union Government has increased the fellowship amount of research scholars? Ans:(2)

    1. Upto 67% 2. Upto 50% 3. Upto 25% 4. Upto 75% 5. Upto 60%

    Explanation:The scholarship of Junior Research fellowship has increased to twenty five thousand rupees from 16 thousand rupees while Senior Research fellowship will get thirty thousand rupees from 18 thousand which will be effective from 1st of this month.

    6) China has to open new route for Kailash Manasorvar by which year? Ans:(2)

    1. 2016 2. 2015 3. 2017 4. 2018 5. 2020

    Explanation: China has assured India that all preparatory steps are being taken to open the new route for pilgrims of Kailash and Mansarovar in Tibet through Sikkim.

    7) India has been re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for how many years? Ans:(2)

    1. 3 2. 2 3. 4 4. 5 5. 6

    Explanation: 2 years; from 2015 to 2017. The elections were held in the UN General Assembly in New York yesterday, and India was competing in the Asia-Pacific group in which four seats were up for election. India received the highest, 162 votes. The other countries competing in the group were Indonesia, Bangladesh, Qatar, Thailand, Kuwait, Cambodia, Philippines and Bahrain. Out of them, India, Bangladesh, Qatar and Indonesia made it to the UNHRC.

    8) BCCI decided to initiate legal proceedings for abrupt cancellation of their tour to India against which country's cricket board? Ans:(1)

    1. West Indies 2. Pakistan 3. Srilanka 4. Bangladesh 5. South Africa

    Explanation: It also decided to suspend all bilateral tours between BCCI and West Indies Cricket Board.

    9) Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention day has been observed across the world on.? Ans:(1)

    1. 21 October 2. 22 October 3. 23 October 4. 24 October 5. 25 October

    Explanation: The day was observed to create awareness of the need to prevent iodine deficiency

    10) International Stammering Awareness Day was observed on..? Ans:(1)
    1. 22 October 2. 24 October 3. 23 October 4. 26 October 5. 27 October

    Explanation: The day was observed to raise public awareness about the people who have the speech disorder of stuttering, which is also known as stammering.

    11) Name the company which has announced changes to its search engine in an attempt to curb online piracy and highlight legal sites? Ans:(2)
    1. Orkut 2. Google 3. Netscape Navigator 4. Skype 5. None

    Explanation: The company also added extra measures to filter its search results so that links containing illegal content come at the lower places in results while legal sites float to the top.

    12) Name the jail authority which has set up e-library for its women inmates on 21stOct’14? Ans:(1)
    1. Tihar jail 2. Haryana jail 3. Charlapalli Jail 4. Bihar jail 5. None

    Explanation: The library is aimed at helping the women inmates to sharpen their technical skills, besides, providing education and entertainment.

    13) Which committee has constituted to provide Bankruptcy code for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) on 20thOct'14? Ans:(1)
    1. Vishwanath Committee 2. Mudgal Committee 3. Shah Committee 4. Sinha Committee 5. None

    Explanation: The committee will be headed by former Lok Sabha secretary-general and former law secretary T K Vishwanathan.

    14) The All India Survey on Higher Education 2014-15 (AISHE) was launched by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development on _? Ans:(1)
    1. 22 October 2. 24 October 3. 23 October 4. 25 October 5. 26 October

    Explanation: The survey is aimed at building a sound database which is updated annually as per the information submitted by the institutions covered under it. It will collect data on teachers, student enrolment, examination results, education finance and infrastructure.

    15) What is the name of the person who won the prestigious Sakharov Human Rights Prize of European Parliament for his work in helping thousands of gang rape victims in Congo on 21stOct'14? Ans:(1)
    1. Denis Mukwege Mukengere 2. Dennis Rhodes 3. Dennis Murray 4. Andreson Waugh 5. None

    Explanation: :- He is the founder and medical director of Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

    16) Name the country With which India has agreed to step up engagement between their militaries by setting up hotlines between the Army headquarters to curb incursions? Ans:(1)
    1. China 2. Japan 3. South Korea 4. Russia 5. Canada

    Explanation: :- India and China have establish new border meeting posts to address incidents of incursions like the one in Ladakh area last month.

    17) Police Commemoration Day was observed on? ( Ans:(1)
    1. 21 October 2. 22 October 3. 23 October 4. 24 October 5. 25 October

    Explanation: Police commemoration Day is observed every year to mark the martyrdom of policemen killed in Ladakh in 1959 and to pay tribute to all other police personnel who sacrificed their lives while discharging their duties.

    18) Which country among the following has expressed its interest to invest Rs. 10 thousand crore in road sector in Rajasthan? Ans:(1)
    1. Malaysia 2. UAE 3. Srilanka 4. Nepal 5. China

    Explanation: Now the Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will take final decision on these proposals and MOU between Rajasthan Governemt and Malaysia Government may be signed on 27th October.

    On which day among the following the Union Minister of state (Independent Charge) for Commerce and Industry Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman launched ‘e-permit’ a website on e-governance initiatives of Coffee Board in Bangalore? Ans:(2)
    1. 23 October 2. 20 October 3. 24 October 4. 25 October 5. 26 October

    Explanation: The minister also released the revised edition of 'Coffee Guide Book' and 'Coffee Business Guide'. A movie narrating the history of coffee ‘The Coffee Connoisseur’ was also released on the occasion.

    20) Among the following, In which country, ASIAN PARA GAMES 2014 is scheduled to be held from 18thOct'14 to 24thOct'14? Ans:(1)
    1. South korea 2. South Africa 3. Kenya 4. Saudi 5. Russia

    Explanation: Incheon, South Korea. is a parallel sports event for Asian athletes with disability. 41 Nations & 4500 participants are participating in this event. It is also known as Second Asian Para Games

    21) Name the state, in which the Chief Minister has declared year 2015 as the Tourism Year in the State? Ans:(2)
    1. Maharashtra 2. Madhya Pradesh 3. Kerala 4. Karnataka 5. Gujarath

    Explanation: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan. He also declared as MP would be developed as pioneer State in tourism sector.

    22) Narinder Batra, Mohammed Mushtaq ahmad and Rajinder singh have been elected as the President, General Secretary And Treasurer of the which sport in India?Ans:(2)
    1. Football 2. Hockey 3. Volleyball 4. Kabaddi 5. Kho-Kho

    Explanation: Narinder Batra (President), Mohammed Mushtaq Ahmad (General Secretary) and Rajinder Singh (Treasurer). Narinder Batra has completed his four year term as the Secretary General.

    23) What is the name of the Indian-American attorney who was appointed as temporary head of Department of Justice's civil rights division (DoJ) on 15th Oct'14? Ans:(1)
    1. Vanita Guptha 2. Vani Guptha 3. Veena agarwal 4. Vasantha Mehta 5. Vasundhara Pande

    Explanation: She took the charge of the office, as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Acting Assistant Attorney General at the DoJ from 20 October 2014.

    24) What is the name of the tropical Storm that struck Mexico on 19th Oct'14? Ans:(1)
    1. Trudy 2. Greedy 3. Trendy 4. Grendy 5. Leverendy

    Explanation: This carried life-threatening flash floods and mudslides across the hilly and mountainous areas

    25) Arogya Gram Yojna Organic Farming scheme was launched in which state on 18thOct'14? Ans:(1)
    1. Jammu & Kashmir 2. Kerala 3. Gujarath 4. Odisha 5. Telengana

    Explanation: The scheme aims to encourage farmers in J&K to cultivate scientifically tested and commercially beneficial aromatic and medicinal plants in the state.