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NATIONAL

Name of the Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) which was successfully launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh carrying 5 satellites belonging to France, Germany, Canada (2 Nos) and Singapore? - PSLV C23
Who was appointed as the first Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC)? - N. Srinivasan
Which Indian snooker player won his maiden IBSF 6-Red World snooker title in Egypt by defeating Kacper Flilpiak of Poland? - Pankaj Advani
Which Indian badminton star won 750000 US dollar Australian Open Super Series by defeating Carolina Marin of Spain? - Saina Nehwal
Which Indian State has been formally declared as permanent venue by the Union Government for hosting annual International Film Festival of India (IFFI)? - Goa
Name of former Solicitor General who withdrew his candidature for appointment as Supreme Court judge? - Gopal Subramaniam
35th National Games will be held in? - Kerala
Which two Central Public Sector (CPSEs) companies were granted Navratna status by the Union Government? - Engineers India Ltd (EIL) and National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC)
Who is the new chairman of Coal India Limited? - A.K. Dubey
Which State Government raised retirement age of Government employees to 60 years? - Odisha and Andhra Pradesh
Which Indian state will be the first to implement 33% reservation for women in police force? - Gujarat
Which State Government raised the retirement age of State Election Commissioner from 65 to 68 years? - Uttar Pradesh
Which airline joined global airlines group, Star Alliance which will enable it to travel to over 1,300 destinations? - India’s national airline Air India
As per decision of Union Home Ministry, nationals of which neighbouring country will not allowed visa free entry? - Bangladesh
Union Government has decided to provide additional interest free loan of up to 4400 crore rupees to __________ - Cash-starved sugar mills
Which country prepared the list of Indians with suspected black money in various swiss banks? - Switzerland
Who became the first Indian to win three medals in successive ISSF Shooting World Cup? - Jitu Rai
Which Indian national park has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List? - Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area (GHNPCA)
What is the name of global skin care brand which will set up its first manufacturing plant in India in Sanand, Gujarat? - Nivea
Which South African cricketer replaced Virat Kohli as No. 1 batsman in ICC ODI batsman rankings? - AB de Villiers
The 11th century stepwell Rani-ki-Vav in Gujarat was included in the UNESCO's World Heritage List. Now number of World Heritage Sites in India are ____. - 31
What is the name of Russian Deputy Prime Minister who recently visited India? - Dmitry O Rogozin
Who was elected as the first Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh post bifurcation? - Kodela Sivaprasada Rao
Salar Jung Museum of Hyderabad completed ______ years - 125
What is the name of 2 overseas contributors which make donations to NGO Greenpeace India (now donations from these two overseas contributors to Greenpeace India would have to be cleared by the Home Ministry)? - Greenpeace International and Climate Works Foundation
As per SEBI directive what is the minimum public shareholding for Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs)? - 25% or Rs 400 crore (whichever is lower)
The Union Government increased railway passenger fare by ___ in all classes and freight charge by _______. - 14.2% and 6.5%
Which missile was successfully test fired by Army in very low altitude of 30 meters above sea level in Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore, Odisha? - Akash
Which district of West Bengal was bifurcated to create Alipurduar district, the 20th district of the state? - Jalpaiguri
What is the name of the Hindi poet who was selected for Jnanpith Award 2013? - Kedarnath Singh
Who was appointed as Private Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi? - Rajeev Topno
Name of the bungalow of late Dr. Homi Bhabha, pioneering scientist and father of India's atomic energy programme, which was sold for Rs 372 crore? - Mehrangir
Who was appointed the arbitrator from the Union Finance Ministry in the Rs 20,000 crore tax dispute case with Vodafone? - R. C. Lahoti (Former Chief Justice of India)
Who headed the Tax Administration Reform Commission (TARC) which submitted its report to the Union Ministry of Finance recently? - Parthasarathi Shome
Which Indian company has become the world's third largest employer (with over 3 lakh employees) in the technology sector after IBM and Hewlett Packard? - Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
Which bank is organising 'The Banking and Economics Conclave 2014'? - State Bank of India (SBI)
How many medals India win to finish 5th at 16th Asian Junior Athletics Championship? - 12 medals (2 Gold, 5 Silver and 5 Bronze)
What is the name of India’s first One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC) for women, which was recently launched in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh? - Gauravi
What is the name of the first real estate developer of India which received ISO Quality Certification by British Standard Institute (BSI)? - DLF Home Developers Ltd
Which city in India became first kerosene-free city of India? - Delhi (with the implementation of the scheme - Delhi: A Kerosene-Free Scheme 2012)
Narendra Modi visited which country on his first official visit to a foreign country since assuming charge as a Prime Minister? - Bhutan
Who was appointed as the new Revenue Secretary? - Shaktikanta Das
Which Indian spinner announced his retirement from all forms of cricket? - Murali Kartik
India finished at which place in FIH Hockey World Cup 2014? - 9th
What is the name of India's largest warship which has recently been inducted into Indian Navy - INS Vikramaditya
Who was selected for the prestigious Moortidevi Award for 2013 for his novel Theekkadal Katanhu Thirumadhuram? - C Radhakrishnan
Bifurcation of which district was approved by Maharashtra Government? - Thane
What will be the name of new district which will be carved out of Thane? - Palghar
Legislative Assembly of which State passed a Bill to put a complete ban on dance bars across the State? - Maharashtra
Who was appointed as Commander-in-Chief of Strategic Forces Command? - Lt. Gen Amit Sharma
Topper of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) IAS exams, 2013 - Gaurav Agarwal
Who was appointed as the new Attorney General of India? - Mukul Rohatgi
What is the name of the steel plant where 6 people died due to gas leakage? - Bhilai Steel Plant (Chattisgarh)
Which low cost airline began its operation in India? - AirAsia India
India became a member of select group of 17 countries who are permanent signatories of __________ - Washington Accord
Washington Accord is associated with which field? - Agreement for engineering degrees among prominent nations of the world
Which country would host the World Chess Championship rematch between Viswanathan Anand and title-holder Magnus Carlsen of Norway during November 2014? - Sochi, Russia
Which Indian pistol shooter won silver medal in the men's 10-meter air pistol event at the ISSF World Cup Shooting in Munich? - Jitu Rai
Who gave the approval to raise the height of Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada river by 17m? - Narmada Control Authority (NCA)
Which Indian bank opened its 7th overseas branch in New York, USA? - Canara Bank
Who was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Infosys? - Vishal Sikka
Who became the first speaker of Telangana Legislative Assembly? - Sirikonda Madhusudhana Chary
Biography 'The Substance and the Shadow' penned by Uday Tara Nayar was based on which veteran Bollywood actor? - Dilip Kumar
Aeronautical Society of India (ASI) conferred the prestigious Bharat Ratna JRD Tata Award for 2013 to? - Somasundaram of Airports Authority of India (AAI)
Who was appointed as the Solicitor General of India? - Ranjit Kumar
From which indigenous warship, supersonic anti-ship cruise missile, BrahMos was successfully test fired? - INS Kolkata
Release of water from which dam drowned 24 engineering students from the Hyderabad-based engineering college? - Larji Dam on River Beas
Who was appointed as the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha? - Ghulam Nabi Azad
Who was appointed as the Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha? - Arun Jaitley
Who was appointed as the first Speaker of the Telangana Assembly? - S. Madhusudanachari
Who took over as the first Chief Minister of the bifurcated state of Andhra Pradesh? - Chandrababu Naidu
Which Indian cricketer was included in the Mudgal Committee on IPL spot-fixing? - Sourav Ganguly
Which Nuclear Power Project became India's first unit to produce 1000 MW electricity? - Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project
Who was appointed by Madhya Pradesh Government as the brand ambassador of health campaign, Mamta Abhiyan? - Madhuri Dixit
Who was appointed as Congress party's deputy leader in the Lok Sabha? - Amarinder Singh
Operation Blue Star conducted by Indian Army to establish control over Golden Temple at Amritsar completed ___ years - 30
Who was appointed as the Commander-in-Chief of Western Naval Command? - Vice Admiral Anil Chopra
Which ministry launched the online environment clearances for industrial and infrastructure projects? - Union Ministry of Environment and Forest
Who was elected as the speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha? - Sumitra Mahajan
Vizag port became the largest marine exporting port of India during 2013-14 overtaking __________ port - Kochi
Who was nominated as Congress party's leader in the Lok Sabha? - Mallikarjun Kharge
Which airport won the Roll of Excellence award given by Airport Council International (ACI), Seoul, South Korea? - Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad
As per the ruling of Central Information Commission now private school will come under the provisions of _______ - Right to Information (RTI) Act
Village in Nagaland which was declared the country's first "tobacco-free village" - Gariphema
India's first luxury superfast train which completed 85 years of its operations on 1 June 2014 - Deccan Queen
Government of which State decided to increase the retirement age of government employees from 58 to 60 years? - Jammu and Kashmir
The Central Aquaculture Pathology Laboratory (CAPL) of Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture (RGCA) became India’s first aquaculture pathology laboratory to be accredited by - National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL)
As per the report of UN Comtrade, India became the 2nd largest textiles exporter after ________ - China
Name of the bilateral exercise being conducted at Jodhpur by Indian and French Airforce - Garuda V
Union Rural Development Minister _____________ died in a road accident in Delhi - Gopinath Munde
Who was appointed as the First Chief Minister of Telengana? - Chandrashekhar Rao
__________ became the 29th State of India with Hyderabad as its capital on 2 June 2014 - Telengana
Who became the first Indian to receive the prestigious Harvard Medal? - Mahindra Group Chairman Anand G Mahindra
BJP Government abolished all the ___________________ to empower Ministries and departments to take decisions on pending matters - Empowered Groups of Ministers (EGoMs) and Groups of Ministers (GoMs)
Who won the Purple Cap in IPL 2014 for taking highest number of wickets? - Mohit Sharma (CSK)
Who won the Orange Cap in IPL 2014 for scoring highest number of runs? - Robin Uthappa (KKR)
Who emerged winner of the 7th edition of Indian Premier League 2014 by defeating Kings XI Punjab by three wickets? - Kolkata Knight Riders
Who was appointed as Lok Sabha's Pro term Speaker? - Kamal Nath


INTERNATIONAL

Uruguay footballer who was banned by the FIFA on 26 June 2014 for 9 international matches and was barred from all football activities for 4 months for biting the Italian player in the World Cup match? - Luis Suarez
Who has been appointed as the President of 69th session of United Nations General Assembly? - Sam Kutesa (Foreign Minister of Uganda)
Which place has become the 1000th site to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site List? - Okavango Delta in Botswana
United Nations Public Service Day was celebrated on? - 23 June 2014
World Refugee Day was observed across the world on? - 20 June 2014
What is the name of telescope to be built by NASA which will be the world's most powerful and largest telescope? - ATLAST (Advanced Technology Large Aperture Space Telescope) in Portsmouth
Who took over as the new king of Spain ending 39 year reign of King Juan Carlos? - Prince Felipe
Who was appointed as the next Secretary General of Interpol? - Juergen Stock (Germany)
What is the name of smartphone which will be launched by global online retailer Amazon? - Fire
Who won Gold medal in the FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship? Fabiani Caruana won the silver medal and India's Vishwanathan Anand bagged the bronze medal. - Magnus Carlsen
Name the former captain of Bangladesh who was banned for 8 years? - Mohammad Ashraful
What is the name of the viral disease due to which 337 people died in West Africa? - Ebola virus
Who was honoured with World Food Prize 2014? - India-born Mexican citizen Sanjaya Rajaram
What is the name of Iraq's largest oil refinery which was taken into control by Islamic militants? - Beiji
Who scored the first hat-trick of the FIFA World Cup 2014? - Thomas Mueller of Germany against Portugal
Who won the US Open Golf title for 2014? - Martin Kaymer (Germany)
Which country became first to be awarded goal by the goal-line technology (video replays) which was introduced for the first time in the FIFA World Cup? - France
In which city Organization for Security and Co-operation (OSCE) – Japan Conference was held? - Tokyo
What is the name of the World's first supersonic car which can run at a speed of 1,609 kmph (1,000 mph) recently unveiled in Bristol, England? - Bloodhound SSC
Who was elected as the new Prime Minister of Finland? - Alexander Stubb
Which country won the 2014 edition of Men's Hockey World Cup held in The Hague, Netherlands defeating Netherlands? - Australia
Who was re-elected as the President of Colombia? - Juan Manuel Santos
Which country won the 2014 edition of Women's Hockey World Cup held in The Hague, Netherlands defeating Australia? - Netherlands
World Blood Donor Day was observed on - 14th June
Which international organisation released the Red List of Threatened Species? - International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
What is the name of the tropical cyclone which initiated in the east-central Arabian Sea? - Nanauk
Which country is hosting the 20th edition of FIFA Football World Cup 2014? - Brazil
World Day Against Child Labour was observed across the world on - 12th June
Where was 6th International Nuclear Energy Forum ATOMEXPO - 2014 held? - Moscow (Russia)
In which country emergency was declared after jehadist militant captured the city Mosul?- Iraq
Who was elected as 10th president of Israel? - Reuven Ruby Rivlin
World Bank' GEP report has revised the economic growth forecast of developing world in 2014 from 5.3 percent to ____ - 4.8 percent
Which software giant purchased Satellite Firm Skybox Imaging for 500 million US dollar? - Google
Who won the men's singles title of French Open 2014 for the ninth time? - Rafael Nadal (Spain)
Which international airport of Pakistan became target of a terrorist attack in which 23 people were killed? - Karachi's Jinnah International Airport
Who won women's singles title of French Open 2014? - Maria Sharapova (Russia)
40th G-7 summit 2014 was held at - Brussels
Which province of Canada became first to adopt the legislation Right-to-Die for terminally ill patients - Quebec
Which country become the 19th member of Eurozone to adopt Euro as currency from 01 January 2015? - Lithuania
Who won the 2014 Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction for her first novel A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing - Eimear McBride (Ireland)
A new legislation bill Recall of Member of Parliament (M.P.) Bill was introduced in the parliament of - Britain
25th anniversary of this country infamous Tiananmen Square massacre was observed - China
President Bashar al-Assad of ________ won the Presidential election for the third time - Syria
Who was nominated as United Nation High Commissioner for human rights? - Jordan Prince, Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein
Who sworn-in as the President of Malawi? - Peter Mutharika
Who sworn-in as the President of El Salvador? - Salvador Sanchez Ceren
Who topped the Forbes annual list of Most Powerful Women 2014 in the world? - German Chancellor Angela Merkel
The 13th FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup is being held at - The Hague, Netherlands


Important facts on French Open 2014

The French Open tennis tournament is played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 113th edition of the French Open and the second Grand Slam event of the year. French Open 2014 at the Stade Roland Garros was played from 25 May to 8 June.


HIGHLIGHTS OF FRENCH OPEN 2014:

EventWinnerRunner Up
Men's SinglesRafael Nadal (Spain) Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
Women's SinglesMaria Sharapova (Russia)Simona Halep (Romania)
Men's Doubles Julien Benneteau (France)
Edouard Roger-Vasselin (France)
Marcel Granollers (Spain)
Marc López (Spain)
Women's DoublesHsieh Su-wei (Chinese Taipei)
Peng Shuai (China)
Sara Errani (Italy)
Roberta Vinci (Italy)
Mixed DoublesAnna-Lena Gronefeld (Germany)
Jean-Julien Rojer (Netherlands)
Julia Gorges (Germany)
Nenad Zimonjic (Serbia)


Important facts on Rafael Nadal
1. Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 in the men's singles final to win his 9th French Open title.
2. He became the first man to win atleast one Slam title for 10 consecutive years.
3. He is the only player to win 5 French Open in a row.
4. In French Open Rafael Nadal has won 66 of 67 matches.
5. With 14 Grand Slam titles, he is tied with Pete Sampras at number 2. Roger Federer with 17 Grand Slam titles is at number 1.