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NATIONAL

Name the Indian environmental activist who won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize that is commonly called as the Green Nobel - Ramesh Agrawal
The 15th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2014 was held in - Tampa Bay, US
High Court of which State has restored the power of the RBI to decide the period after which a bad loan can be called a Non-Performing Asset (NPA)? - Gujarat
The Directorate General Civil Aviation (DGCA) decided to allow the use of _______________ during flights. - Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs)
SC ordered special audit of the property of Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple under the supervision of - former CAG Vinod Rai
Who was appointed by Union Ministry of External Affairs (MoEA) as India's first Ambassador to Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN)- Suresh Kumar Reddy
Name the IPL Chairman and Congress leader who took oath as Rajya Sabha MP? - Ranjib Biswal
Which company announced to change its name to Mondelez India Foods Limited? - Cadbury India Limited
Who won the World Women’s Senior Snooker Championship at Leeds, Britain by defeating Alena Asmolava of Belarus? - Chitra Magimairaj
Name the State in which the Supreme Court of India lifted the 19 month old ban on mining. The ban was imposed in September 2012 to curb illegal mining. - Goa
Name the Karnataka musician who was selected for M S Subbulakshmi Award 2014 - Mathangi Sathyamurthy
The Supreme Court held that the retirement benefits of the judges of the High Courts and the Supreme Court drawn from the Bar must be same with the judges from - subordinate courts
Name the US Ambassador to India who resigned recently - Nancy Powell
Which country announced Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan for more than 15000 crore rupees for 5 Indian Projects - Japan
The RBI has capped the Ways and Means Advances limit for the first half of the new financial year 2014-15 for Union Government at - 35000 crore rupees
The RBI in its first bi-monthly monetary policy statement for 2014-15 directed banks not to impose penal charges for non-maintenance of - minimum balance
The RBI has granted in-principle approvals to start new banks in India to - IDFC Ltd and Bandhan Financial Services Pvt Ltd
The Communication Satellite which was decommissioned by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) - INSAT-3E
Which Bollywood star was selected by the Election Commission as its national icon for the Lok Sabha Election 2014 - Aamir Khan
Ministry of Civil Aviation approved a new airline of - Tata and Singapore Airlines (SIA)
The Reserve Bank of India adopted the new Consumer Price Index (CPI) as the key measure of - Inflation
Most Efficient Navratna Award for the year 2013 was given to - Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL)
Who was appointed as new Director General of BSF - IPS officer D K Pathak
Who was appointed as Deputy Governor of RBI - R Gandhi
Famous Hindu festival of Gangaur was celebrated in - Rajasthan
Which country defeated India in the final match to win the ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2014 - Sri Lanka
Who won the title of fbb Femina Miss India 2014 - Koyal Rana
Winner of 4th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2014 (Division A) - Punjab
Indian Shooter who has become World No. 1 in the 10 meter air pistol event - Heena Sindhu
Which north-eastern state of India received its first passenger train putting it on the railway map of India - Arunachal Pradesh
Name the decommissioned aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy which was sold for 60 crore rupees to IB Commercial Pvt Ltd - INS Vikrant
1st Indian cricketer to be on cover page of 151st edition of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack - Sachin Tendulkar
Stone-age tribes of Andaman and Nicobar island who casted their votes for the first time in Lok Sabha election? - Shompens
Who was appointed as next Chief Justice of India? - Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha
Legendary poet who was selected for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2013? - Gulzar
Who is the author of the book "The Accidental Prime Minister: the making and unmaking of Manmohan Singh" - Sanjaya Baru
The Union Home Ministry approved the recruitment of young women as combat officers in - Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
India became net steel exporter in 2013-14 after a gap of - 6 years
Who was appointed as first women Chief Justice of Delhi High Court - Justice G Rohini
Supreme Court recognised _______________ as the third category of sex - Transgender
Name the India-born poet who has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems entitled "3 Sections"? - Vijay Seshadri
Supreme Court has directed that woman employee of central government can get uninterrupted leave for ______ years for childcare - 2
How many medals India won at the 7th South Asia Judo Championship - 12
Name the Portal which was launched by the Indian Railways with an aim to improve energy efficiency in Indian Railways - RAILSAVER
Name the author of the book "Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths"? - P C Parakh
Authority which has established Sport Integrity Unit to investigate sports fraud cases - Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
Which film was selected as the Best feature film in the 61st National Film Awards for 2013? - Ship of Theseus
Which place regained the world record for highest rainfall in 48 hours with 2493 millimeters? - Cherrapunji
New Chairman of the National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) - Narendra Kothari
As per Supreme Court directive who is empowered to audit the private telecom companies? - Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG)
Who was appointed as the 22nd Chief of Indian Navy - Admiral R K Dhowan
First double-decker flyover of India was opened for public use in the State of - Mumbai

61st National Film Awards for 2013-

Best Feature FilmShip of Theseus
Best ActorRaj Kumar for Shahid (Hindi)
Suraj Venjaramoodu for Perariyathavar (Malyalam)
Best ActressGeetanjali Thapa for Liar’s Dance (Hindi)
Best DirectionHansal Mehta for film Shahid
Best Supporting ActorSaurabh Shukla for Jolly LLB
Best Supporting ActressAmruta Subhash for Astu (Marathi)
Aida El-Kashef for Ship of Theseus
Best Film on Social IssuesGulabi Gang
Best Children’s FilmKaphal (Hindi)
Best Child ArtistSomnath Avghade for Fandry (Marathi)
Sadhana for Thanga Meengal (Tamil)
Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a DirectorFandry (Marathi)
Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National IntegrationThalaimuraigal (Tamil)
Special Jury AwardYellow (Marathi)
Miss Lovely (Hindi)

INTERNATIONAL

Who was appointed as President and CEO of Nokia Corporation - Rajeev Suri
World Malaria Day was observed across the world on - 25 April 2014
International Mother Earth Day was observed across the world on - 22 April 2014
Which authority has ruled that the Japanese government must stop its whaling programme Jarpa II in the Antarctic Ocean - UN's International Court of Justice
14 year old boy (Indian-origin) suggested a way to US Government to save 400 million dollar by using Garamond font - Suvir Mirchandani
New Prime Minister of France - Manuel Valls
Satellite launched by Europe to monitor Earth for climate change and environmental damage - Sentinel-1A
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who was shot dead in Afghanistan - Anja Niedringhaus
Which country won Women’s World Twenty20 Cup 2014 cup by defeating England - Australia
World Health Day 2014 was observed across the world on - 7 April 2014
Who set a new Guinness record by skydiving using world's smallest parachute - Ernesto Gainza
Who was re-elected as Prime Minister of Hungary for the second consecutive four-year term - Viktor Orban
Who is the winner of Bahrain Grand Prix F1 car racing? - Lewis Hamilton
Who was re-elected as Prime Minister of Hungary for the second consecutive term? - Viktor Orban
Name the solar-powered plane which was unveiled in Switzerland - Solar Impulse 2
World Heritage Day was observed on - 18 April 2014
Gabriel Garcia Marquez who died recently was a - A Nobel laureate
Name the Indian spiritual leader in honour of which a giant torch was unveiled in New York, USA. - Chinmoy Kumar Ghose
Name the author of the book "Hard Choices" - Hillary Rodham Clinton