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NATIONAL

Who was appointed as the National Security Adviser - Ajit Doval
Which company announced to buy 78 percent stake in Network18 Media and Investments - Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)
Hindi writer who was awarded the prestigious Vyas Samman 2013 - Vishwanath Tripathi
Indian Government and the World Bank signed loan agreement for - Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan III
Who was appointed as the 14th Attorney-General of India - Mukul Rohatgi
Name of the new Ministry created by the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi - Ministry of Skill development and Entrepreneurship
Who was appointed as the Principal Secretary to the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi - Nripendra Misra
Which online fashion portal was bought by Flipkart for 300 million US dollar - Myntra
Who was selected as the goodwill ambassador of 35th National Games to be held in Kerala in January 2015 - Sachin Tendulkar
Which company stopped the production of India's iconic car Ambassador - Hindustan Motors
___________ has been constituted by the Union Cabinet to probe into the Black Money stashed abroad - Special Investigation Team (SIT)
Who was appointed as the first woman External Affairs Minister of India - Sushma Swaraj
As per Reserve Bank of India report Foreign Exchange Reserves of India increased by ___________ in 2014 - 15.5 billion US dollar
___________ was sworn-in as the 15th Prime Minister of India - Narendra Modi
Which country became the number one source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into India - Singapore
Who was appointed as the new Chief Minister of Nagaland - T R Zeliang
Youngest woman to climb Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world - Malavath Poorna (13 year and 11 month) of Andhra Pradesh
Name of annual bilateral naval exercises conducted by the Navies of India and Singapore - SIMBEX 14
Which programme was resumed after 25 years by the Forest Department in Tamil Nadu - Olive Ridley Conservation Programme
Anti-Terrorism Day was observed in India on - 21 May 2014
In which city floating hotel AB Celestial was launched - Mumbai
Which project under Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) ranked second in the 2014 United Nations Public Service Award - Mobile Seva
Who was appointed as the new Chief Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission (CIC) - Rajiv Mathur
Which court ruled that the people of Bangladesh, who settled in the state before 24 March 1971 should be treated as Indians. - Meghalaya High Court
Who was sworn-in as the first woman Chief Minister of Gujarat - Anandiben Patel
Which bank was included in the Second Schedule to the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 - Bharatiya Mahila Bank
Which constituency registered the highest voter turnout in the General Election 2014 - Dhubri Parliamentary constituency in Assam (88.22 percent)
Who was appointed as the Chief Minister of Odisha for fourth consecutive term - Naveen Patnaik
Who was appointed as the Chief Minister of Sikkim for a record fifth consecutive time. - Pawan Chamling
______________ resigned as the Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission of India - Montek Singh Ahluwalia
_________________ emerged as the largest party in the 2014 assembly elections of Sikkim - Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF)
Who was appointed as the new Chief Minister of Bihar - Jitan Ram Manjhi
_________________ emerged as the largest party in the 2014 assembly elections of Odisha - Biju Janata Dal
630 crore rupees penalty imposed on real estate firm DLF by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) was upheld by the - Competition Appellate Tribunal
Who appointed as the new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh - Nabam Tuki
___________ won Cricket Club of India (CCI) Classic Billiards and Snooker tournament - Pankaj Advani
___________ resigned as Chief Minister of Bihar - Nitish Kumar
Biggest milk brand in Asia _________ announced to set up a dairy plant in Varanasi with capacity of 5 lakh litres per day - Amul
Founder of Leela Group of Hotels who died at the age of 91 - Krishnan Nair
Reserve Bank of India announced that plastic currency notes will be launched in the year - 2015
Who was appointed as the Chairman of the Central Water Commission - Ashwin B. Pandya
Indian Government extended the ban imposed on __________ for five years under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention Act 1967) - Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
Who held that candidates fighting elections can be disqualified if they fail to disclose information about assets - Supreme Court of India
Who was appointed as the Chairman of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) - Justice BS Chauhan
President of India gave assent to this bill related to corruption and misuse of power by Government officials - Whistleblowers Protection Bill 2011
Who was appointed as the 28th Chief of Army Staff (COAS) - Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag
President of India conferred National Florence Nightingale Awards 2014 to 35 personnel related to the field of - Nursing
Who was appointed as first woman Additional Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) - Archana Ramasundaram
Indigenous Card payment System _________ was launched by the President of India - Rupay
The book "India Junction – A Window to the Nation" was launched by - Indian Railways
Species of dancing _________ was found in the Western Ghats of southern India - Frogs
Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) approved the flying license of - AirAsia India Private Limited (AAIPL)
India was awarded New Frontiers Award 2014 by - Arabian Travel Market (ATM)
Which authority made the decision that the Indian companies will not be allowed to raise External Commercial Borrowings - RBI
Name the former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister who recently passed away - N Janardhan Reddy
Whom did Supreme Court of India ordered to probe into the multi-crore Sharadha Chit Fund scam - CBI
Which travel planning website was launched in partnership with Incredible India of Ministry of Tourism - Tripigator.com
Who ranked no 1 in ICC list of One Day International (ODI) ranking - Virat Kohli
Who is the writer of the book A Stamp is Born - C. R. Pakrashi
As per recent RBI guidelines above which age minors are allowed to open and operate savings bank accounts independently - Above 10 years
Constitutional validity of which Act was upheld by the Supreme Court of India - Right to Education (RTE) Act
Name the Indian woman sportsperson who ranked 10th in the Women Squash Association rankings - Dipika Pallikal
Name of the first indigenously developed air-to-air missile which was successfully test fired from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet over the Arabian Sea - Astra
The Indian trap shooter who jumped to the third spot in the world rankings winning gold at the ISSF World Cup in Tucson, USA - Manavjit Singh Sandhu
Name of the light-weight aircraft which Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) handed over to Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) - Nabhrathna
The Union Cabinet approved the proposal for setting up of the Polavaram Project Authority (PPA) which will execute the Polavaram irrigation project in the state of - Andhra Pradesh
Which indigenously-developed surface-to-air missile was successfully test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, Odisha - Akash
In which district of West Bengal, Election Queue Management System was introduced by the District Election Authority during Lok Sabha election held on 30 April 2014, to help voters to find out the level of crowd in the polling booth - Burdwan
In which sport India regained their number one international team ranking - Twenty20
Which country purchased 3400 India-made Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for use in the Presidential Election - Namibia
Which airline from India join the largest global airlines network Star Alliance? - Air India
Chairman of Special Investigation Team (SIT) reconstituted by Supreme Court for monitoring probe into the black money case - retired judge M B Shah
In which country Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana scheme was launched? - United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Name the Indian Institute which was ranked at the 87th position among the top 100 world universities (under 50 years of age), the first and only Indian entry in the list? - IIT-Guwahati


INTERNATIONAL

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers was observed on - 30 May 2014
An exhibition to commemorate the 100 years of the outbreak of World War I was started in - Berlin
The Father of Malaysian hockey died at the age of 86 - Azlan Shah
Who was appointed as the Vice President and Auditor General of World Bank - Hiroshi Naka
US has decided to keep its troops in Afghanistan till the end of - 2016
Which country won the Uber Cup 2014 of badminton defeating Japan - China
Which country won the Thomas Cup 2014 of badminton defeating Malaysia - Japan
Which international club won the 10th UEFA Champions League title defeating Atletico Madrid - Real Madrid
Which country won AFC Women's Asian Cup title defeating Australia - Japan
Which Indian-American student won National Geographic Bee Championship - Akhil Rekulapelli
Which country suspended the 12th bull fight festival after matadors got injured by bulls - Spain
_________ won the Men's Italian Tennis Open 2014 - Novak Djokovic
International Museum Day 2014 was celebrated across the world on - 18 May 2014
The 5 Nuclear Powers and United Nations Security Council members (United States, Russia, China, Britain and France) signed a protocol on - Central Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone (CANWFZ) Treaty
Who was appointed as the batting coach of Pakistan cricket team - Grant Flower
In which country 270 miners were killed in an coal mine explosion - Turkey
Who was named Snooker’s Player of the Year - Ronnie O'Sullivan
Who won Madrid Open titles in men's and women's singles category - Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova
Who is the writer of the book "Arctic Summer" - Damon Galgut
Which British player won the World Snooker Championship 2014? - Mark Selby
Name the new element with 117 proton which will soon join the periodic table - Ununseptium
Name the American economist (winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1992) who died on 3rd May - Gary Becker
Who won the 2014 UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize - Turkish journalist Ahmet Sik
World Press Freedom Day was observed across the world on - 3rd May
In which country World's highest tunnel for high-speed train was opened? China
Team owner of Los Angeles Clippers who was banned by National Basketball Association (NBA) for life after racist remark - Donald Sterling
Facebook launched _____________ for journalists - FB Newswire
2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games will be held in - Nanjing, China
Labour Day was observed across the world on - 1st May