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NATIONAL

Who took over as Chief of Army Staff succeeding General Bikram Singh? - Lt. General Dalbir Singh Suhag
Who was appointed as the Chairman of Chief of Staff Committee (COSC)? - Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha
Certificate of Registration of how many non-banking financial company (NBFC) was cancelled by the Reserve Bank of India recently? - 6
Name of the book written by Neel Mukherjee which was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2014? - The Lives of Others
Which scheme was launched by Government of India to protect the "indigenous breed" of cows? - Rashtriya Gokul Mission
Name of the interactive website which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to engage ordinary citizens as well as experts in good governance? - www.mygov.nic.in
Who was appointed as the Governor of Haryana? - Kaptan Singh Solanki
Who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the first edition of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL)? - Charu Sharma
Name of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India who took charge as member of the United Nations Board of Auditors? - Shashi Kant Sharma
In which case the Reserve Bank of India has imposed a monetary penalty on 12 banks ranging from Rs 5 to 40 lakh? - Deccan Chronicle Holdings case
For which campaign Union Ministry of Women and Child Development launched a Logo Design Competition? - Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Campaign
In which sector Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave approval for 49 percent foreign investment? - Insurance
Name of the Naval Exercise which features Indian, US and Japan Navy? - Malabar Naval Exercise
India decided _________ (against/in favour of) signing the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). - against
Who was sworn-in as the 22nd Governor of West Bengal? - Keshari Nath Tripathi
Vijay Diwas was celebrated by India in the memory of? - Kargil War
India voted ________ (against/in favour of) the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution for a probe on Israel's offensive in Gaza?- in favour of
High Court of which state asked the State Government to come up with the guidelines to regulate e-rickshaw? - Delhi
Woman weightlifter who won the first gold medal for India at the 20th Commonwealth Games, Glasgow (Scotland)? - K Sanjita Chanu
As per Human Development Report (HDR) 2014 what is the rank of India in Human Development Index (HDI)? - 135 out of 187 countries
Name of the classical musical show of Doordarshan which will be featured in Limca Books of Records? - Naad Bhed - The Mystery of Sound
Which Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) became the 17th company to get Navratna status? - Container Corporation of India Limited (CONCOR)
Name of the disease which had claimed lives of hundreds of children recently in 17 states of India, particularly West Bengal, Assam, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh? - Japanese Encephalitis
In which state Chief Minister's Social Assistance (CMSA) Scheme for widows and persons with disabilities was launched? - Meghalaya
India defeated England by 95 runs to lead the five Test Match series?1-0
Which Indian Information Technology company became the first Indian company to cross a market capitalisation of Rs 5 lakh crores?Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
Union Government will set up three new low cost airport in Bihar at Muzaffarpur, Gaya and ______?Raxaul
Name of the special edition of magazine launched by National Geographic on 22 July 2014 for Indian schoolchildren?Explorer magazines
Who was appointed as the Brand Ambassador of Telangana?Sania Mirza
Name the former Union Minister and BJP leader who was appointed as the 27th Governor of Uttar Pradesh?Ram Naik
How many medals India won in the 45th International Physics Olympiad (IPHO2014) held at Astana?5
Which rule was notified by the Union Government under Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 recently? [Under this rule all Government employees will have to file declarations of their assets and liabilities and those of their spouses and dependent children]Public Servants Rules, 2014
Name of the President of World Bank who arrived in New Delhi on his 3-day visit? - Jim Yong Kim
Who was appointed as Chairman of Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR)? - Yellapragada Sudharshan Rao
For which purpose the Union Government allocated Rs 200 crore to National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)? - For setting up of Mega Food Parks
At which place 7th India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) summit will be held in 2015? - New Delhi
Who was appointed as the Governor of Gujarat? - Om Prakash Kohli
Who was appointed as the Chairman of India's largest oil firm, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)? - B Ashok
Which former Indian sportsman has been elected as the 47th member of the elite panel of the Laureus World Sports Academy? - Rahul Dravid
At which place 127th edition of the Durand Cup Football Tournament will be held from 28th October 2014 to 9th November 2014? - Goa
Which Indian authority has barred B Ramalinga Raju, founder of Satyam and its four executive from accessing capital markets for 14 years? - Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
First Indian airline to join the airline group Star Alliance as its 27th member? - Air India
Under which scheme per student cooking cost has been enhanced? - Mid Day Meal Scheme
Who won the prestigious Gandhi Peace prize, 2013? - Environmentalist Chandi Prasad Bhatt
Which state will implement National Food Security Act from 1 September 2014? - Assam
India's first indigenous anti-submarine warship which was handed over to the Indian Navy by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata. - INS Kamorta
Which design institute based in Ahmedabad was accorded the status of Institution of National Importance by an act of Parliament? - National Institute of Design
Supreme Court ordered Union Government to bring wages under MGNREGS on par with _________ - Minimum wages existing under different states
Ancestral home of which veteran Bollywood film star has been declared as National Heritage by Pakistan? - Dilip Kumar
Grand old lady of Bollywood and recipient of Padma Vibhushan who died at the age of 102 years recently. - Zohra Sehgal
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has notified that the minimum broadband speed has been raised from 256 kbps to __________ by amending the Telecom Consumers Complaint Redressal Regulations, 2012. - 512 kilo bytes per second (kbps)
What is the name of Railway Minister of India who introduced Union Rail Budget 2014-15 in the Lok Sabha? - Sadananda Gowda
Which supersonic missile of 290 km range has been successfully test fired from the Chandipur, Odisha? - Brahmos
_______ courts are declared illegal by the Supreme Court of India. - Shariat courts
Name of the committee which was set up to review the Methodology for Measurement of Poverty submitted its report recently to the Union Government. - C Rangrajan Committee
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 25 km-long Katra-Udhampur railway line. This railway line is in which state? - Jammu and Kashmir
Name of the Governor of Bihar who took additional charge as the Governor of West Bengal? - DY Patil
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 240 MW Uri-II hydroelectric project. This project is in which state? - Jammu and Kashmir
Which state has the highest number of people living below poverty line? - Chhattisgarh
Which State Government was directed by the Supreme Court to stop illegal mining in Aravali hills? - Haryana Government
What is the name of twitter account of President Pranab Mukherjee? - @RashtrapatiBhvn
What is the name of four new vaccines which were introduced by the Union Government as a part of India's Universal Immunization Programme (UIP)? - vaccines against rubella, rotavirus, polio (injectable) and Japanese encephalitis
Who was appointed as the Governor of Chhattisgarh? - Ram Naresh Yadav
Who was elected as chairman of the Telangana Legislative Council? - Swamy Goud (TRS)
Who is the new Governor of Mizoram? - Dr. Kamla Beniwal
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the inclusion of ________ and _________ under the Essential Commodities Act 1955 to check price rise? - Onion, Potato
What is the name of coffee-table book published by the Week Magazine which was released at a function at Rashtrapati Bhawan? - First Citizen: Pranab Mukherjee
Who was re-appointed as the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)? - Harun Rashid Khan
What is the name of 3D mobile game launched by Indian Air Force to generate awareness about career in Air Force? - Guardians of the Skies (GOTS)
First Indian Navy ship which took part in RIMPAC 2014 (Rim of the Pacific Exercise) the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise? - INS Sahyadri
India became the first country to ratify the _________ Treaty to facilitate access to published works for blind and visually impaired persons. - Marrakesh
What is the name of Indian shooter who is now World Number 1 in 10m air pistol category? - Jitu Rai
Which animal was declared as State Animal by the Rajasthan Government? - Camel
Which wildlife sanctuary was notified by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) as India's 47th Tiger Reserve? - Bor Wildlife Sanctuary
Who was conferred with top French civilian award Knight of the Legion of Honour? - Shahrukh Khan
Which public sector financial bank is celebrating its 50th anniversary during July 2014? - Industrial Development Bank of India(IDBI)
What is the name of branches opened by the State Bank of India having full digital banking capabilities? - sbiINTOUCH


INTERNATIONAL

Which woman tennis player created a record for fastest serve (131 mile/hour) in the women's tennis? - Sabine Lisicki
Which South African cricketer announced retirement from all form of International cricket? - Jacques Kallis
International Tiger Day was observed across the world on? - 29th July 2014
World Hepatitis Day was observed across the world on? - 28th July 2014
Who became the first Italian to win the Tour de France? - Vincenzo Nibali
Which Sri Lankan cricketer hit 34th test century against South Africa and joined Sunil Gavaskar and Brian at fifth place on the list of highest test century makers? - ahela Jayawardene
Name of the country in which Air Algerie (national airline of Algeria) passenger aircraft crashed killing 116 people? -
At which place Commonwealth Games 2014 (20th edition) started? - Glasgow (Scotland)
Name of the typhoon which struck Taiwan on 22 July 2014? - Matmo
Who won the 2014 German Grand Prix? - Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany
Who won the British Golf Open Championship 2014? - Rory McIlroy (Ireland)
Which country became first in the world to legalise child labour? - Bolivia
Name of the German football captain who announced his retirement from international career? - Philipp Lahm
Which country now ranked number One as per the latest release of the FIFA's world rankings (17 July 2014)? - Germany
In which country Malaysia Airlines plane Boeing 777 MH-17 was allegedly shot down by terrorists? - Ukraine
At which place 7th BRICS Summit will be held in 2015? - Ufa (Russia)
Name the President of Syria who was elected for a term of seven years for third time? - Bashar al-Assad
Name of the typhoon which struck large parts of the Philippines on 15 July 2014? - Rammasun
Headquarter of the New Development Bank (NDB), formerly referred to as the BRICS Development Bank will be at? - Shanghai (China)
BRICS, a grouping of major emerging economies that includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and ________ - South Africa
At which place the 6th BRICS summit is being held from 15 July 2014 to 17 July 2014? - Fortaleza (Brazil)
Name of the Football coach of Brazil who resigned after Brazil's poor performance in FIFA World Cup? - Luiz Felipe Scolari
Which Sri Lankan cricketer announced his retirement from test cricket after the test series against South Africa? - Mahela Jayawardene
First basketball player of Indian origin to join the National Basketball Association (NBA). - Sim Bhullar
Which country won the 2014 FIFA Football World Cup by defeating Argentina 1-0? - Germany
World Population Day was observed across the world on - 11 July 2014
Which country was suspended by FIFA from all international football competitions with immediate effect on account of government interference in running national football federation? - Nigeria
What is the name of British actress of Harry Potter movie series who was appointed as UN Goodwill Ambassador? - Emma Watson
Who won the 50th edition of British F1 Grand Prix 2014? - Lewis Hamilton (Britain)
Who won the Wimbledon men's singles title 2014 by defeating Roger Federer (Switzerland) in five sets 6-7(7), 6-4, 7-6(4), 5-7 and 6-4? - Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
What is the name of satellite launched by NASA to track carbon dioxide? - Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2)
Which four teams qualified for the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2014? - Germany, Argentina, Brazil and Netherlands
Who is the first woman in history to participate in a Formula One weekend? - Susie Wolff
Who won Wimbledon women's singles title 2014 by defeating Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) in two sets 6-3 and 6-0 ? - Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic)
What is the name of first female four-star admiral in US Navy? - Michelle Howard
Who won the 2014 Liberty Medal from National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia, US? - Malala Yousafzai
What is the name of the Indian American scientist after whom a mountain in Antarctica was named as Mt. Sinha by the US? - Akhouri Sinha


Important facts on Wimbledon 2014

The Wimbledon Championship is played on grass courts. It was the 128th edition of the Wimbledon Championship and the third Grand Slam event of the year. The Wimbledon Championship was played from 23 June to 6 July 2014.


HIGHLIGHTS OF WIMBLEDON 2014:

Novak DjokovicPetra Kvitova
By winning the final of Wimbledon 2014, Novak Djokovic has now won seven Grand Slam titles till date. By winning the final of Wimbledon 2014, Petra Kvitova has now won two Grand Slam titles till date.
Novak Djokovic is the only man to have beaten Roger Federer in all four Grand Slam events. Petra Kvitova won her first Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon 2011.

EventWinnerRunner Up
Men's SinglesNovak Djokovic (Serbia)Roger Federer (Switzerland)
Women's SinglesPetra Kvitova (Czech Republic)Eugenie Bouchard (Canada)
Men's DoublesVasek Pospisil (Canada)
Jack Sock (United States)
Bob Bryan (United States)
Mike Bryan (United States)
Women's DoublesSara Errani (Italy)
Roberta Vinci (Italy)
Timea Babos (Hungary)
Kristina Mladenovic (France)
Mixed DoublesNenad Zimonjic (Serbia)
Samantha Stosur (Australia)
Max Mrinyi (Belarus)
Chan Hao-ching (Chinese Taipei)

HIGHLIGHTS OF FIFA FOOTBALL WORLD CUP 2014:

  • The 2014 FIFA World Cup was the 20th FIFA World Cup.
  • It took place at several venues across Brazil.
  • It began on 12 June (group stage), and concluded on 13 July with the final match.
  • It was the second time that Brazil has hosted the competition. Earlier it hosted the competition in 1950.
  • A total of 64 matches were played in 12 cities across Brazil.
  • For the first time at a World Cup finals, match officials used goal-line technology, as well as vanishing foam for free kicks.
  • Germany won the 2014 FIFA World Cup by defeating Argentina 1-0.
  • It was Germany's fourth FIFA World Cup title. Earlier it won the cup in 1954, 1974 and 1990.
  • Argentina, Netherlands and Brazil were at second, third and fourth position respectively.
  • Lionel Messi won the Golden Ball for Best Player.
  • Manuel Neuer won the Golden Glove for Best Goalkeeper.
  • James Rodriguez won the Golden Boot for scoring highest goals (6 goals).
  • Miroslav Klose (Germany) became the highest goal-scorer in FIFA World Cups with 16 goals breaking the record of 15 goals of Ronaldo (Brazil).
  • 171 goals were scored by 121 different players in the world cup with five of them credited as own goals (Goals scored from penalty shoot-outs are not counted).
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina was the only team to took part in a FIFA World Cup for the first time.
  • Two hat-tricks were scored in this world cup. The first was scored by Thomas Muller (Germany) against Portugal. The second was scored by Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland) against Honduras.

JITU RAI : World No 1 in 10 m air pistol category

Jitu Rai is a 26-year-old Junior Commissioned Officer in Indian Army. Jitu Rai had won a silver in the Munich World Cup and a gold in the Maribor (Slovenia) World Cup in air pistol. These wins help him to rise to World No. 1 spot in the men's 10m air pistol category, according to the International Shooting Federation (ISSF) rankings.