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1. Which industry manufacturers were on May 17, 2013 ordered by the Competition Appellate Tribunal (Compat) to deposit an amount of? 630 crore, an amount equal to 10 per cent of total penalty imposed on it by CCI in June 2012 ?
(A) Oil manufacturers
(B) Iron ore manufacturers
(C) Petroleum manufacturers
(Bfcch company on May 15, 2013 HJieved 50 billion apps down¬line milestone ?
■’ Apple (B) Google
M Yahoo! (D) Samsung
Star India in the month of May ’ S’! 3 launched which new movie rnkannel ?
11A Star Movies (IB: Star Movies Actions ) Fox Action Movies iiD Fox Movies
■inch Asset Management Com- pnrv on May 13, 2013 signed a ■krr.orandum of Understanding ‘((MoU) with eight Public Sector Banks for acquisition of infra-structure loans ?
1EA’1 IL&FS Financial Services united (IFIN)
IL&FS Infrastructure Debt I’fllDF)
I IL&FS Infra Asset Manage- ^mited (IAML)
None of these
tr.dian Farmers Fertilizer Co-operative (IFFCO), on May 11, 2013 signed a long-term agree¬ment with which Brazilian ■lining company for supply of rock phosphate ?
IA) Vale SA %) Ferrous Resources
(C) Votorantim Metais
(D) Caemi
The European Union made decision in May 2013 to impose a continent-wide ban on the Pesticides namely neonicotinoids to help which species of insects ?
(A) Honey Bees
(B) Ants
(C) Beetle
(D) Lady Bird
Scientists of which country created the smallest droplets of the world ?
(A) Poland
(B) England
(C) Switzerland
(D) US
Name the technique that was used in generation of first Cloned Human Embryo by the American Scientists ?
(A) Somatic Cell Nuclear trans¬fer technique
(B) Nuclear transfer Somatic Cell technique
(C) Nuclear transfer technique for Somatic Cell
(D) None of the above
Name the first Indigenous developed Rotavirus Vaccine of India—
(A) Rotacid (B) Rotovac
(C) Rotomid (D) Ratavac
What is the name of world’s ultra-light substance created by Zhejiang University in China ?
(A) Carbon Nanotubes
(B) Carbon Aerogel
(C) Granite
(D) Lead
The unemployment rate of Spain in the first quarter of 2013 has gone up to what per cent ?
(A) 31 per cent
(B) 29-3 per cent
(C) 27-2 per cent
(D) 17 per cent ‘
12. Name the country that joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organi-sation (SCO) as its dialogue partner by signing an MoU ?
(A) Sri Lanka
(B) Mongolia
(C) Belarus
(D) Turkey
13. India and Saudi Arabia in April 2013 decided to set up a joint working group to address the concern of expatriate Indian workers in Saudi Arabia on—
(A) Expatriate Law
(B) Renunciation of allegiance Law
(C) Nitaqat Law
(D) None of the above
14. Turkey Treasury Undersecretariat on April 26, 2013 announced that it would close the debt chapter with IMF (International Mone¬tary Fund) by refunding 422-1 million US dollars of capital as part of its 19th stand-by. This
will end Turkey’s long
indebter category from IMF.
(A) 45 year (B) 51 year
(C) 49 year (D) 52 year
15 in the month of April
2013, became the first US State that allowed its residents to play online poker for money, legally.
(A) Nevada
(B) New York
(C) Los Vegas
(D) Michigan
16. Ireland’s government on May 1, 2013 unveiled the Protection of
Life during It explains
when life-saving abortions can be performed. Moreover, it’s a clarification of rights within the ambit of current law.
(A) Pregnancy Bill
(B) Abortion Law
(C) Protection-of Life Bill
(D) Right to Live Bill
17 became the first
southern US state of abolish Death Penalty.
(A) Louisiana
(B) Oklahoma
(C) New Orleans
(D) Maryland
18. The US team of scientists found the mechanism which is respon-sible for the ageing process. Where is this mechanism locat¬ed ?
(A) Inside the face
(B) Inside the skin
(C) Inside the brain
(D) Inside the heart
19. US Scientists at the Harvard University created a robot of the size of fly. What is the name of this robot ?
(A) Robo-Fly
(B) Robotic Fly
(C) Fly-Robot
(D) Fly Me
20. The IBM scientists on May 1, 2013 released the smallest movie of the world. What is the name of this movie ?
(A) Atoms and Their Life
(B) A Boy and His Atom
(C) Atoms and a Boy
(D) The Smallest Atom
21. The scientists at the North Dakota State University deve¬loped a process called
which can help embed the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips on the paper. Fill in the blank which an appropriate option.
(A) Plasma Etcher Process
(B) Radio-Frequency Electro-magnetic Process
(C) Electromagnetic Induction Process
(D) Laser Enabled Advanced Packaging
22. What is the name of six huge wildfires that broke out in California on May 2, 2013 near Camarillo ?
(A) McNally Fire
(B) Camarillo Springs Wildfire
(C) Esperanza Fire
(D) Cedar Fire
23. Which International Hockey team won the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament title for the seventh time on March 17, 2013 by defeating Malaysia ?
(A) Australia
(B) South Korea
(C) Pakistan
(D) India
24. Which Asian Archery team won Gold and a Bronze Medal in Asian Archery Grand Prix held on March 12, 2013 ?
(A) Pakistan
(B) India
(C) Thailand
(D) Bangladesh
25. World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated on—
(A) April 1 (B) April 2
(C) April 3 (D) April 4
26. How many states are there in the United States of America (USA) ? (A) 49 (B) 50
(C) 51 (D) 52
27. ‘Half a Life’ is a novel by which of the following authors ?
(A) V. S. Naipaul
(B) Salman Rushdi
(C) Tasleema Nasreen ,
(D) Arundhati Roy
28. Name the person who was appointed as the next Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations in February 2013.
(A) Dilip Sinha
(B) Nirupam Sen
(C) Asoke Kumar Mukerji
(D) Hardeep Singh Puri
29. India Post in the last week of March 2013 decided to establish third Automated Mail Processing Centre in which city by April 2013?
(A) Delhi
(B) Mumbai
(C) Ahmedabad
(D) Hyderabad
30. Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport is located at ?
(A) Hyderabad
(B) Kochi
(C) Mumbai
(D) Chennai
31. World Cancer Day was observed on February 4, 2013 in order to raise awareness about this illness as well as to promote the mea-sures, early detection, prevention and treatment of the disease. What was the theme for World Cancer Day, 2013 ?
(A) Global burden of Cancer
(B) Cancer – Did you know ?
(C) Together it is possible
(D) Teach children and teenagers to avoid UV exposure by being ‘sun smart’
32. Name the Australian driver of Formula One Team Lotus who won the season-opening Australian Grand Prix 2013 on March 17, 2013.
(A) Romain Grosjean
(B) Nicolas Prost
(C) Davide Valsechhi
(D) Kimi Raikkonen
33. The monetary assistance under^ the Indira Awas Yojana (LAY), the housing scheme for the poor, giving priority to the scheduled castes, tribes and minorities has been raised by what amount ?
(A) ? 25000 (B) ? 35000
(C) ? 15000 (D) ? 30000
34. Name the first Indigenous
Developed Rotavirus Vaccine of India—
(A) Rotavac (B) Ratacid
(C) Rotovac (D) Rotomid
35. The Union Government on May 15, 2013 had set up an expert Committee under the supervision
to evolve a composite
index to measure backwardness to states.
(A) Bharat Ramaswami
(B) Raghuram G. Rajan
(C) Najeeb Jung
(D) Nirija G. Jayal
36. The government on May 13, 2013 approved new guidelines for the Indira Awas Yojana Scheme for rural poor. Which of the following statements about the newly issued guidelines are true ?
I. Building Toilets has been made compulsory under the Indira