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  • Union Budget 2014-15 + SBI CLERK FACT FILE Letz Talk => A Complete Current Affairs Solution (www.facebook.com/4krrish) July 2014 Complete Current Affairs - Banking and Finance + Union Budget 2014-15 (SBI CLERK FACT FILE) 1) The official match ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazuca was manufactured in which country? Ans. Sialkot, Pakistan 2) Who was the referee in the final match? Ans. Nicola Rizzoli from Italy 3) Brazil had earlier hosted FIFA WC in which year? Ans. 1950 4) Name the two new technologies used for the first time at a World Cup in 2014? Ans. Goal-line technology and vanishing foam for free kicks 5) Germany qualified for which tournament winning the world Cup? Ans. 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup 6) Total how many venues where there for FIFA WC 2014? Ans. 12 7) World Population Day was observed across the world on 11 July 2014 with the theme? Ans. Investing in Young People Note: World population day was first celebrated in 1987, the day when world population reached five billion people. 8) Which state recently decided to implement National Food Security Act from 1 September 2014? Ans. Assam 9) Retail inflation fell to a 30-month low of _______ % in June 2014 from 8.28% in May 2014? Ans. 7.31 10) Who won the 2014 Liberty Medal given by the National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, US on 30 June 2014? Ans. Malala Yousafzai 11) Which state Government on 30 June 2014 declared Camel as the State animal? Ans. Rajasthan Note: The step has been taken to check the diminishing number of camels in the State. 2014 Australian Open Men's Singles - Stanislas Wawrinka (Swiss) (Defeated - Rafael Nadal (Spain) Women's Singles - Li Na (China) (Defeated - Dominika Cibulkov (Slovakia)) 2014 French Open Men's Singles - Rafael Nadal (Spain) (Defeated - Novak Djokovic (Serbia)) Women's Singles - Maria Sharapova (Russia) (Defeated - Simona Halep (Romania)) 2014 Wimbledon Mens Singles - Novak Djokovic (Serbia) (Defeats - Roger Federer (Swiss)) Womens Singles - Petra Kvitova (Czech) (Defeats - Eugenie Bouchard (Canada)
  • Union Budget 2014-15 + SBI CLERK FACT FILE Letz Talk => A Complete Current Affairs Solution (www.facebook.com/4krrish) 12) Which Indian became World Number 1 pistol shooter in the men's 10m air pistol category in the latest rankings released by the International Shooting Federation (ISSF) on 1 July 2014? Ans. Jitu Rai 13) Which country on 30 June 2014 became the first country to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons who are blind and visually impaired? Ans. India 14) Indian Railways on 3 July 2014 successfully conducted a trial run of a semi-high-speed train to make travel faster between which route? Ans. Delhi and Agra 15) Name the Governor of Goa who resigned on 4 July 2014? Ans. Bharat Vir Wanchoo 16) Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, on 4 July 2014 dedicated 25 km-long Katra-Udhampur railway line to the nation in which state? Ans. Jammu and Kashmir 17) DY Patil, the Governor of Bihar, on 4 July 2014 assumed the additional charge of which state as the acting Governor following the resignation of M K Narayanan? Ans. West Bengal 18) Which Bollywood actor was conferred with top French civilian award Knight of the Legion of Honor on 1 July 2014? Ans. Shah Rukh Khan Note: The Knight of the Legion of Honor was presented to him by the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in Mumbai. The award was presented for his outstanding contribution to cultural diversity across the world. 19) Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) on 1 July 2014 notified ............... Wildlife Sanctuary as Tiger Reserve making it the 47th Tiger Reserve of India? Ans. Bor Wildlife Sanctuary Note: It will be the sixth Tiger Reserve of Maharashtra. The approval aimed at strengthening the conservation efforts of the national animal. 20) Which day was observed in India on 1 July every year? Ans. National Doctors Day Note: The day is observed to honour legendary physician, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy whose birth and death anniversary falls on the same day. 21) Name the former President of France who was on 2 July 2014 charged with corruption and influence peddling? Ans. Nicolas Sarkozy 2014 Formula One Season Australian Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg Malaysian Grand Prix-Lewis Hamilton Bahrain Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton Chinese Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton Spanish Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton Monaco Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg Canadian Grand Prix - Daniel Ricciardo Austrian Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg British Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton German Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg Hungarian Grand Prix - Daniel Ricciardo
  • Union Budget 2014-15 + SBI CLERK FACT FILE Letz Talk => A Complete Current Affairs Solution (www.facebook.com/4krrish) 22) Who became the first female four-star admiral in US Navy on 1 July 2014? Ans. Michelle Howard Note: She is the first women admiral in 236 year old history of US Navy. 23) Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 2 July 2014 approved the inclusion of onion and potato under the purview of stock holding limits under which act? Ans. Essential Commodities Act 1955 Note: The inclusion will remain in force for a year. 24) Who was sworn-in as Governor of Chhattisgarh at Raj Bhawan, Raipur on 2 July 2014? Ans. Ram Naresh Yadav 25) President Pranab Mukherjee on 1 July 2014 joined Twitter with the handle? Ans. @RashtrapatiBhvn Note: He is the first serving president of India to join Twitter. 26) A Special Air India flight carrying 46 Indian nurses and 137 others from Erbil in Kurdistan, Iraq arrived in Kerala on 5 July 214 following attack of ISIL jihadist militants in Iraq. Expand ISIL? Ans. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 27) Who was elected as Chairman of the 40-member Telangana Legislative Council (LC) on 2 July 2014? Ans. Swamy Goud of Telangana Rashtriya Samiti party 28) Union Government on 3 July 2014 introduced four new vaccines as part of UIP programme. Expand UIP? Ans. Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) 29) Which country on 3 July 2014 issued multiple entry visas for short term stay to Indians? Ans. Japan 30) First Aid Post was launched on 2 June 2014 at Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi by? Ans. Harsh Vardhan, the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Note: Smriti Irani, the Union Minister for Human Resources Development was also present. 31) The third edition of Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF) was held at which place from 27 June to 29 June 2014? Ans. Leh, Jammu and Kashmir FIFA WORLD CUP 2014 Host Country :- Brazl Mascot :- Fuleco Official Album :- One Love, One Rhythm Offical Ball :- Brazuca ( Meaning - Brazilian way of life ) (by Adidas) Qualification Matches started in :- June 2011 Qualification Matches concluded in :- November 2013 Number of Teams participated in Qualification round :- 200 Countries and 853 Matches Venues in 12 host cities Matches Played :- 64 Goals Scored :- 171 Final Positions Champions :- Germany Runners-up :- Argentina Third Place :- Netherlands Prize Money US$25 million Runner-up US$35 million Winner Germans, now the 4-time champion, also becomes the first European team to win a World Cup in the Americas, South or North. Golden Ball :- Lionel Messi Silver Ball :- Thomas Muller Golden Boot :- James Rodriguez Silver Boot :- Thomas Muller Golden Glove :- Manuel Neuer Best Young Player :- Paul Progba FIFA Fair Play Trophy :- Colombia
  • Union Budget 2014-15 + SBI CLERK FACT FILE Letz Talk => A Complete Current Affairs Solution (www.facebook.com/4krrish) 32) Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj concluded her three-day visit to Bangladesh on 27 June 2014. During the visit, she met the top leadership of Bangladesh. Name the President and Prime Minister of Bangladesh? Ans. Abdul Hamid and Sheikh Hasina 33) Who won the Womens singles Wimbledon Tennis championship on 5 July 2014? Ans. Petra Kvitova Note: She is from Czechslovakia. She defeated Canadian Eugenie Bouchard. 34) Recently the Committee on Poverty presented its report to Union Government. Who was the chairman of this committee? Ans. C Rangrajan Note: As per the report daily per capita expenditure is pegged at 32 rupees for the rural poor and at 47 rupees for the urban poor. 35) Name the British Actress who was on 8 July 2014 appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women? Ans. Emma Watson 36) Name the Veteran actress who died on 10 July 2014 at a private Hospital in New Delhi? Ans. Zohra Sehgal Note: She was called as the grand old lady of Bollywood. In 2010 she was awarded with the Padma Vibhushan. 37) MCC XI (Marylebone Cricket Club) on 5 July 2014 won the match played to celebrate 200-years (bi- centenary) of Lords Cricket Ground, the Home of Cricket. Who was the captain of the MCC XI? Ans. Sachin Tendulkar Note: They beat Shane Warne-led Rest of the World XI in Lords in London, UK. 38) Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza along with her Zimbabwean doubles partner Cara Black on 7 July 2014 were ranked career-best which position in WTA Doubles rankings? Ans. Fifth 39) India on 8 July 2014 successfully test-fired an advanced version of the 290-km range which supersonic cruise missile from Chandipur-on-Sea off Odisha coast? Ans. BrahMos 40) Union Civil Aviation Ministry on 7 July 2014 constituted an Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) to examine the maximum potential of the GAGAN system. Expand GAGAN? Ans. GPS Aided Augmented Navigation 41) Who will head the above Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG)? Ans. Ashok Lavasa, the Secretary of Ministry of Civil Aviation. 42) Who was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Reliance Infrastructure on 7 July 2014? Ans. M S Mehta 86th Oscard Award 2014 Winners Best Picture - 12 Years a Slave Best Director Alfonso Cauron for Gravity Best Actor Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) Best Actress Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) Best Supporting Actor Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) Best Supporting Actress Lupita Nyongo (12 Years a Slave) Best Foreign Language Film The Great Beauty (Italy) Best Original Song Let it go.. from frozen Best Original Score Gravity (Steven Price)
  • Union Budget 2014-15 + SBI CLERK FACT FILE Letz Talk => A Complete Current Affairs Solution (www.facebook.com/4krrish) 43) In the Economic Survey of India 2013-14 presented by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely on 9 July 2014, it is said that Indias economy in financial year 2014-15 is expected to grow in the range of ............ percent overcoming sub-5 percent growth? Ans. 5.4 5.9 44) FIFA on 9 July 2014 suspended which country from all international football competitions with immediate effect on account of its government interference in running its Football Federation? Ans. Nigeria 45) Name the eminent scholar of the Indian Constitution who died on 6 July 2014 in Washington DC? Ans. Granville Austin 46) Governor of Gujarat, Kamla Beniwal was transferred and appointed as Governor of which state on 6 July 2014? Ans. Mizoram 47) Name the 03 judges who were appointed as Supreme Court judges on 7 July 2014? Ans. Justice Arun Mishra, Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Rohington F Nariman 48) Name the technology launched on 8 July 2014 by Sports Authority of India (SAI) and TheFootballLink to promote football at the grass-root level? Ans. F-Cube 49) Union Health Ministry on 8 July 2014 constituted a core group to work out a detailed action plan to eradicate which dreaded vector-borne disease in India by 2015? Ans. Kala Azar Note: Kala Azar is known as Visceral Leishmaniasis, a zoonotic infection and is worlds second deadliest vector borne disease after Malaria. The disease is carried by sand fly found in the eastern UP, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal and usually strikes during the months of the monsoon. 50) Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recently amended the Telecom Consumers Complaint Redressal Regulations, 2012 and now these regulations are known as? Ans. Telecom Consumers Complaint Redressal (Third Amendment) regulations, 2014 51) Which Indian Naval warship was damaged in a mishap on 13 July 2014? Ans. INS Kuthar Note: This was the 15th such incident after INS Sindhurakshak sank on 14 August 2013. 52) Air India on 11 July 2014 formally joined the airline group Star Alliance as its .....th member? Ans. 27th Note: By formally joining the group, public carrier became the first Indian airline to become a member airlines club operating over 18500 flights a day in 192 countries. The Star Alliance is the 61st National Film Awards Best Popular Film - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (Director - Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra) Best Feature Film Ship of Theseus (Director - Anand Gandhi) Best Actor Rajkumar Rao and Suraj Venjaramoodu Best Actress Geetanjali Thapa Best Children's Film Kaphal Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration Thalaimuraigal (Tamil) (Director - Balu Mahendra) Best Film on Social Issues - Tuhya Dharma Koncha (Marathi) (Director - Satish Manwar) Best Direction - Hansal Mehta {Movie : Shahid (Hindi)} Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director Nagraj Manjule (Movie : Fandry (Marathi)
  • Union Budget 2014-15 + SBI CLERK FACT FILE Letz Talk => A Complete Current Affairs Solution (www.facebook.com/4krrish) world's largest global airline alliance, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and led by current CEO Mark Schwab. 53) Name the former captain of Sri Lankan cricket team who announced his retirement from Test cricket on 14 July 2014? Ans. Mahela Jayawardene Note: Jayawardene played his Test debut against India in 1997. So far he has played 145 Tests scoring 11493 runs with 33 centuries and 48 fifties. 54) Name the governors of 05 states viz. Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Gujarat and Nagaland appointed by President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on 14 July 2014? Ans. Uttar Pradesh: Ram Naik Chhattisgarh: Balramji Dass Tandon West Bengal: Keshari Nath Tripathi Gujarat: Om Prakash Kohli Nagaland: Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya 55) Name the noted environmentalist and social activist who on 15 July 2014 was awarded with the prestigious Gandhi Peace prize for 2013? Ans. Chandi Prasad Bhatt Note: He was awarded the prize by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. 56) BRICS Summit 2014 was held from 15 July to 16 July 2014 at? Ans. Fortaleza, Brazil Note: BRICS group includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. 57) BRICS nations on 15 July 2014 signed a deal to create a new 100 billion US dollar development bank and emergency reserve fund. Where will be the headquarters of the proposed bank? Ans. Shanghai, China 58) The 127th edition of the Durand Cup Football Tournament will be held in which state from 28th October 2014 to 9th November 2014? Ans. Goa Note: This was revealed by a Defence press release from Mumbai on 15 July 2014. Durand Cup is the Asias oldest and third oldest football tournament in the world. It was first played in 1888. 59) Which Indian cricket legend was on 16 July 2014 elected as the member of Laureus World Sports Academy? Ans. Rahul Dravid Note: Laureus World Sports Academy is a unique association of 47 of the greatest living sporting legends from sports as diverse as football, tennis, athletics, skateboarding and motor racing. 60) 7th BRICS Summit will be held at which place in 2015? Ans. Russian city of Ufa 61) 6th BRICS Summit was held in Fortaleza, Brazil on 15 July and 16 July 2014. What was the theme of the Summit? Ans. Inclusive Growth: Sustainable Solutions 62) The 7th India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) summit will be held at which country in 2015? Ans. New Delhi, India
  • Union Budget 2014-15 + SBI CLERK FACT FILE Letz Talk => A Complete Current Affairs Solution (www.facebook.com/4krrish) 63) Name the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane which was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine near the Russian border on 17 July 2014? Ans. MH-17 Note: MH-17 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur carrying 283 passengers and 15 crew members. 64) Which country was ranked number One in the latest FIFA's world rankings released on 17 July 2014? Ans. Germany Note: Germany led by Philipp Lahm reclaimed the top spot after a gap of 20 years after it won the 2014 FIFA Football World Cup held in Brazil. 65) Which country on 18 July 2014 passed a law to legalise child labour for kids from age 10? Ans. Bolivia 66) Name the captain of Germanys football team who announced his retirement from international game on 18 July 2014? Ans. Philipp Lahm 67) Recently who became the first basketball player of Indian origin to join the National Basketball Association (NBA)? Ans. Sim Bhullar Note: He signed a summer contract in second week of July 2014 with the Sacramento Kings, a professional basketball team in the US. 68) Name India's first indigenous anti-submarine warship (ASW) which was handed over to the Indian Navy by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) in Kolkata on 12 July 2014? Ans. Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kamorta Note: It is the first warship ever built in the country with almost 90 per cent of indigenous content. 69) Name the football coach of Brazil who on 14 July 2014 resigned after poor show by Brazil in the 2014 FIFA World Cup? Ans. Luiz Felipe Scolari 70) Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi met Chinese President ....... in Fortaleza, Brazil on 15 July 2014 during BRICS Summit 2014? Ans. Xi Jinping 71) Union Ministry of Chemical and Fertilisers decided on 14 July 2014 to set up National Centre for Research & Development in Bulk Drugs (NCRDBD) at which place? Ans. Hyderabad Note: It will be situated at National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Hyderabad. 72) Union Government of India recently enhanced the per student cooking cost under the Mid Day Meal Scheme (MDMS). In which year MDMS was launched as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme? Ans. 15 August 1995 73) Who was sworn in as Syrias President in Damascus for a seven-year term on 16 July 2014? Ans. Bashar al-Assad
  • Union Budget 2014-15 + SBI CLERK FACT FILE Letz Talk => A Complete Current Affairs Solution (www.facebook.com/4krrish) 74) Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi met Russian President ____ in Fortaleza, Brazil on 15 July 2014 during BRICS Summit 2014? Ans. Vladimir Putin 75) Name the South African Nobel Prize-winning author who died on 14 July 2014 in Johannesburg at the age of 90? Ans. Nadine Gordimer Note: She was the first South African to win the Nobel prize in literature. 76) Who took charge as Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) on 16 July 2014? Ans. B Ashok 77) Which country topped the Global Innovation Index 2014 (GII) which was released at the B20 Australia Summit held in Sydney on 18 July 2014? Ans. Switzerland 78) Name the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare who on 17 July 2014 released the National Health Profile 2013? Ans. Dr. Harsh Vardhan 79) Business 20 (B20) Australia Summit was held in which city on 18 July 2014? Ans. Sydney, Australia 80) Veteran Indian film actress, Suchitra Sens ancestral home in Pabna district of which country will be converted into a museum? Ans. Bangladesh 81) Name the Typhoon which smashed large parts of the Philippines on 15 July 2014? Ans. Typhoon Rammasun 82) Name the founder of Satyam Computers who was barred on 15 July 2014 by Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) from accessing the capital markets for 14 years? Ans. B Ramalinga Raju 83) Which state government on 14 July 2014 decided to set up 320 Mahila Suraksha Dals (MSDs) across the state? Ans. Delhi Note: It will ensure women safety at public places. 84) Name the world-renowned American conductor of classical music, violinist and composer who died on 13 July 2014? Ans. Lorin Varencove Maazel 85) India and which country on 8 July 2014 decided to launch negotiations for civil nuclear cooperation? Ans. United Kingdom Note: The decision was taken during the visit of UK foreign secretary of state William Hague to India. 86) Which country has recently decided to "Honour 'Mahatma Gandhi's memory with Statue' in front of its Parliament? Ans. UK
  • Union Budget 2014-15 + SBI CLERK FACT FILE Letz Talk => A Complete Current Affairs Solution (www.facebook.com/4krrish) 87) Name the former President of Georgia who died on 7 July 2014? Ans. Eduard Shevardnadze 88) Who won the Mens singles at Wimbledon Tennis Championship 2014? Ans. Novak Djokovic Note: He defeated Roger Federer. 89) Name the legend of Real Madrid Football Club who died on 7 July 2014? Ans. Alfredo Di Stefano (Argentina ) 90) The Union Govt. has proposed merging the Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) with the Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK). When was the Rashtriya Mahila Kosh established? Ans. 1993 Note: The RMK was set up in 1993 under the Women and Child Welfare Ministry with an initial corpus of Rs 31 crore. It is estimated that it has corpus of over Rs. 200 crore at present. It follows a quasi-formal credit delivery mechanism involving simple 91) Who would head the soon-to-be-incorporated private bank IDFC, which was one of the two entities to have received the banking license by the RBI? (which is expected to be formed by 25 October 2015) Ans. Rajiv Lall 92) What is the name of the Power Minister of Haryana who resigned from Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress ministry on 29 July 2014? Ans. Ajay Yadav Note: Ajay Yadav is six-time Congress MLA from Rewari. He resigned from the cabinet after alleging bias in several matters including recruitment and induction of members to various commissions and statutory bodies. 93) Which English cricketer was banned from displaying political messages on the field by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after he wore wristbands supporting Palestinians during the third test against India on 28 July 2014? Ans. Moeen Ali Note: He came to highlight after he wore wristbands with Save Gaza and Free Palestine while batting against India on 28 July 2014 at Rose Bowl in Southampton in the third Test of the Test series. ICC clothing rules do not allow displays of messages relating to political, religious or racial activities during internationals. 94) What is the name of the autobiography of Former foreign minister K. Natwar Singh released on 1 August 2014? Ans. One Life Is Not Enough Note: K. Natwar Singh revealed that Congress president Sonia Gandhi was stopped by her son, Rahul, from becoming prime minister in 2004 because he was scared she too would fall victim to political assassinations that had earlier ravaged the Nehru-Gandhi family. He was foreign minister in the first UPA government that won power in 2004. He was forced to resign under a cloud of scandal in 2005 after a UN inquiry named him as a beneficiary in illegal payoffs relating to an Iraqi oil-for-food programme. 95) Which Nigerian weightlifter became the first to be caught in a dope offence in the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2014 at Glasgow, due to which India got an additional medal in the event? Ans. Chika Amalaha
  • Union Budget 2014-15 + SBI CLERK FACT FILE Letz Talk => A Complete Current Affairs Solution (www.facebook.com/4krrish) 96) Which Indian online retailer, recently raised $1-billion (Rs 6,013 crore) of fresh funds in one of the largest funding for any e-commerce company globally? Ans. Flipkart 97) 100th anniversary of the First World War was commemorated on ______ all over the world. Ans. 28th July 2014 98) Which telecom company recently became the first in India to have a combined subscriber base (Mobile, Fixed line and DTH services) of over 300 million? Ans. Bharti Airtel Note: Airtel has been ranked as the fourth-largest mobile service provider in the world. It started its operations in 1995. 99) Which debutant weightlifter from India on 27 July 2014 broke the games record to win a gold medal in mens 77 kg event at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2014 at Glasgow? Ans. Satish Sivalingam 100) What is the theme of the Science Express which was flagged-off from Safdarjung Railway Station (Delhi) on its third phase of journey on 28 July 2014? Ans. Biodiversity 101) What is the name of the mission announced by the Union Govt. on 28 July 2014 envisioned to protect the indigenous breeds of cows in the country? Ans. Rashtriya Gokul Mission 102) Which company signed an agreement to acquire all the three hydroelectric power plants of Jaiprakash Associates Ltd. (JAL) with a combined production capacity of around 1,800 MW? Ans. Reliance Power 103) What is the name of the typhoon which hit China recently? Ans. Typhoon Matmo (known as Typhoon Henry in the Philippines) 104) Who won the 2014 Hungarian Formula One (F1) Grand Prix? Ans. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) of Red Bull. Note : Fernando Alonso (Spain) 2nd spot of Ferrari, and Lewis Hamilton (UK) 3rd of Benz. 105) State Bank of India (SBI) on 1 July 2014 launched six digital branches called sbiINTOUCH across the nation to serve tech-savvy customers. These are located at ? Ans. Mumbai (2 Branches), Bangalore, Chennai and Ahmedabad, Kolkatha. 106) Which wildlife sanctuary of Maharashtra was recently notified as the 47th Tiger Reserve of India and the 6th of Maharashtra? Ans. BOR Wildlife Sanctuary 107) 3) Who headed the committee to review Tendulkar Committee methodology for estimating poverty, the report of which was submitted to Planning Commission on 1 July 2014? Ans. C. Rangarajan Note: The Planning Commission in May 2012 had constituted the expert group under the then PMEAC chairman C. Rangarajan to review the Tendulkar Committee methodology for estimating poverty, following an uproar over the number of poor in the country. According to this report the number of poor in India was much higher in 2011-12 at 29.5 percent of the population, which means that three out of 10 persons are poor. This is at variance with the Tendulkar methodology under which poverty was
  • Union Budget 2014-15 + SBI CLERK FACT FILE Letz Talk => A Complete Current Affairs Solution (www.facebook.com/4krrish) estimated at 29.8 percent in 2009-10 and declined to 21.9 percent in 2011-12. As per the report persons spending below Rs 47 a day in cities and Rs 33 in urban areas would be considered poor, much above the Rs 33 and Rs 27 suggested by the Suresh Tendulkar Committee. 108) The United States has named a mountain in Antarctica for honoring which eminent Indian-American scientist? Ans. Akhouri Sinha 109) What is RIMPAC 2014? Ans. The worlds largest international maritime warfare exercise which held at Honolulu, Hawaii. Note : in which 23 countries participated and INS Sahyadri of the Indian Navy became the first one from India to take part in this exercise. 110) Central Bank of India announced its plans to sell 4% of its stake for Rs. 581 crore to which PSU. Ans. LIC This stake sale is planned to meet banks capital requirement of Rs. 2,000 crore this fiscal. 111) Who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the first edition o PKL (Pro Kabaddi League)? Ans. Charu Sharma Note: IPL-style professional league for traditional Indian sport of Kabaddi, includes 8 teams Bengal Warriors, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Bengaluru Bulls, Telugu Titans, U Mamba, Dabang Delhi, Puneri Paltan and Patna Pirates 112) The newly appointed 2 Managing Directors of SBI are? Ans. B Sriram Managing Director of International Banking and VG Kannan Managing Director of Associates & Subsidiaries Note: Now SBI has four MDs. Others are P.Pradeep Kumar MD of Corporate Banking, A Krishna Kumar MD of National Banking 113) Which Indian Automobile Giant was named as the title sponsor of the Indian Super League, the first IPL type franchise-based football league in the country? Ans. Hero MotoCorp Ltd Note: With this deal, the super leagues will be termed as the Hero Indian Super League Backed by the All India Football Federation (AIFF), the Hero Indian Super League will help to make the game more popular in India. Each team at the Hero ISL will have minimum squad strength of 22 players, including one famous player, seven internationals and 14 Indian talents. The eight clubs participating in the inaugural Hero ISL are Atletico de Kolkata, Delhi Dynamos FC, North East United FC, Kerala Blasters FC, Team Goa, Team Pune, Team Mumbai and Team Bangalore. 114) Who was appointed by the Supreme Court as the Special Judge to preside over the Special Court set up for exclusively holding trial in cases of coal block allocation scam? Ans. Bharat Parashar 115) The Union Govt. launched a web portal for enabling government-citizen discussions on several issues. What is the name of this portal which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi? Ans. MyGov Note: The main objective of MyGov is to engage the youth of the country in the nations development. It presents an opportunity to citizens to both discuss and do constructive work. There are multiple theme-based discussions on MyGov where a range of people would share their thoughts and ideas. The portal is implemented and managed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) and the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY).
  • Union Budget 2014-15 + SBI CLERK FACT FILE Letz Talk => A Complete Current Affairs Solution (www.facebook.com/4krrish) 116) What is Indias rank in the recently released Human Development Index (HDI) 2014? Ans. 135 out of 187 countries Note: Norway, Australia and Switzerland topped the HDI ranking list while Niger, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic were at the bottom of the list. 117) How many banks were fined by the RBI for violating central bank rules in the case of Deccan Chronicle Holdings? Ans. Twelve 118) Which public-sector undertaking on 23 July 2014 became the 17th Navratna status company? Ans. Container Corporation of India Limited (CONCOR) 119) Indian would soon join the select band of nations with capability to store crude oil. At which three places these strategic reserve caverns are being constructed to store crude oil safely? Ans. Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) and Mangalore & Padur (Karnataka) 120) Who was appointed as the new coach of Brazils national football team recently? Ans. Dunga Note: Former Brazil captain Dunga thus replaces Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned last week after Brazil failed to win the World Cup. Dunga was the captain of Brazils 1994 World Cup-winning team, and had coached the national team at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. 121) The Andhra Pradesh government conveyed its recommendation to K. Sivaramakrishnan, who is heading the committee constituted by the Union Government to identify a suitable place for the new capital of state. The AP Govt. in this recommendation pitched for which place for locating the new capital? Ans. Between Vijayawada and Guntur Note: The state govt. conveyed to the committee the distinct advantages enjoyed by Vijayawada-Guntur region in terms of availability of abundant water and road, rail and air connectivity. The expenditure for creation of the new capital would be in the region of Rs.1.40 lakh crore. 122) Which BJP MP was declared an absconder in the Babri Masjid demolition case by a special CBI court? Ans. Sakshi Maharaj (UP) 123) Who was appointed as the head of the committee formed to review the previous UPA governments decision to raise the price of natural gas that would have led to a cascading effect on power tariff, urea costs and retail price of piped cooking gas? Ans. Suresh Prabhu (former Union power minister) 123) Which private sector bank has agreed to buy a 15% stake in beleaguered Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd (MCX), announcement of which pushed the stock value of MCX by more than 10% on 21 July 2014? Kotak Mahindra Bank 124) India achieved a historic Test win over England at Lords on 21 July 2014 by defeating them by 95 runs to lead the five test series 1-0. This win was Indias first at Lords since 1986. Who led India in the 1986 tour to achieve that historic test win? Ans. Kapil Dev 125) Who is the newly appointed CEO of Britains largest retailer Tesco plc replacing Philip Clarke? Ans. Dave Lewis
  • Union Budget 2014-15 + SBI CLERK FACT FILE Letz Talk => A Complete Current Affairs Solution (www.facebook.com/4krrish) Union Budget 2014-15 1) Union Budget of India is referred to as the Annual Financial Statement in which article of the Constitution of India? Ans. Article 112 2) On which day Union budget is presented in Lok Sabha normally? Ans. Last working day of February by the Finance Minister of India 3) When will the Budget come to effect every financial year? Ans. April 1 4) What does 'Vote on Account' deals with? Ans. Expenditure side of the government's budget 5) Which Finance Minister presented the budget ten times, the most by any in Parliament? Ans. Morarji Desai 6) Name the Finance Minister of India who has presented the Union Budget 2014 in Parliament on 10 July 2014? Ans. Arun Jaitley 7) Who has presented the first Union budget of independent India on November 26, 1947? Ans. R. K. Shanmukham Chetty 8) On February 29 in 1964 and 1968 who became the only finance minister to present the Union budget on his birthday? Ans. Moraji Desai 9) Who were the three Prime Ministers who presented the Budget in Parliament as they were holding the Finance Ministry portfolio? Ans. Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi 10) Until the year 2000, at which time Union Budget was presented in Lok Sabha? Ans. 5.00 PM Note: This practice was inherited from the Colonial Era, when the British Parliament would pass the budget in the noon followed by India in the evening of the day. 11) From 2001 Union Budget was announced at 11 am. Who presented first budget at 11 am in 2001? Ans. Yashwant Sinha 12) In Union budget 2014 FDI cap in Defense and Insurance sector has been increased to ......... % from 26%? Ans. 49% 13) The tax exemption limit has been increased to ........ lakhs from existing 2 lakhs in Budget 2014? Ans. 2.5 lakhs 14) Income tax exemption limit for senior citizens has been raised to ...... in Budget 2014? Ans. 3 lakhs 15) Investment limit under Section 80C has also been increased to ....... from existing 1 lakhs in Budget 2014?
  • Union Budget 2014-15 + SBI CLERK FACT FILE Letz Talk => A Complete Current Affairs Solution (www.facebook.com/4krrish) Ans. 1.5 lakhs 16) Housing loan interest rate deduction limit has been increased to? Ans. 2 lakhs 17) Finance Minsiter has put forth aim to achieve ....... per cent economic growth rate in next 3-4 years? Ans. 7-8 % 18) Which scheme will be introduced at 9 airports in the country as announced in Budget 2014? Ans. E-visa 19) Govt proposed to set up how many smart cities in Union Budget 2014? Ans. 100 20) Total sanitation in India is expected by which year as announced in Budget 2014? Ans. 2019 21) Kisan Vikas Patra was reintroduced in Union Budget 2014. What is Kisan Vikas Patra? Ans. Kisan Vikas Patra is a saving scheme that was announced by the Government of India that doubles the money invested in eight years and seven months. The Directorate of Small Savings Government of India, sells these saving bonds through all Post Offices in the country so that the scheme can be accessed by citizens from all over the country. A KVP can be encashed after two and a half years from the date of issue at the value it has been bought and the interest accrued for the period. 22) Mandatory wage ceiling of subscription to EPS (Employee Pension Scheme) raised from Rs 6,500 to .........? Ans. Rs 15,000 23) Minimum pension increased to ...... per month in Budget 2014? Ans. Rs 1,000 24) How many new IIMs have been announced in Union Budget 2014? Ans. 5 Note: In HP, Punjab, Bihar, Odisha and Rajasthan 25) How many new IITs have been announced in Union Budget 2014? Ans. 5 Note: To come up in Jammu, Chattisgarh, Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. 26) How many new AIIMs have been announced in Union Budget 2014? Ans. 4 Note: To come up in Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Vidarbha in Maharashtra and Poorvanchal in Uttar Pradesh. 27) Govt proposed to launch which programme to ensure broad band connectivity at village level as announced in Union Budget 2014? Ans. 'Digital India 28) Name the TV channel announced for farmers in Union Budget 2014-15? Ans. KISAN TV
  • Union Budget 2014-15 + SBI CLERK FACT FILE Letz Talk => A Complete Current Affairs Solution (www.facebook.com/4krrish) 29) Name the TV channel announced for North East in Union Budget 2014-15? Ans. Arun Prabha TV 30) Name the project on the river Ganga for inland waterways between Allahabad and Haldia announced in Union Budget 2014-15? Ans. Jal Marg Vikas Note: Rs 4,200 crore set aside for the purpose. 31) EPFO to launch which Service for contributing members? Ans. Uniform Account Number 32) Name the new programme announced to give impetus to watershed development in the country with an initial outlay of Rs. 2142 crores? Ans. Neeranchal 33) Name the scheme announced in Budget to generate awareness and help in improving the efficiency of delivery of welfare services meant for women? Ans. Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana 34) Two National Institutes of Ageing announced to be set up in Union Budget will be at? Ans. AIIMS, New Delhi and Madras Medical College, Chennai. 35) How much fund has been allotted to support about 600 new and existing Community Radio Stations? Ans. Rs 100 crore 36) Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to cover every household with sanitation facility by the year? Ans. 2019 37) Rs 2,037 crore set aside for Integrated Ganga Conservation Mission called? Ans. Namami Gange 38) Fund allocated for increasing safety of women in large cities? Ans. Rs 150 crore 39) Amount allotted for the project of developing 100 Smart Cities? Ans. Rs. 7,060 crore 40) Fund set aside for PSU banks capitalisation? Ans. Rs 11,200 crore 41) Govt provides ..... crore for rehabilitation of displaced Kashmiri migrants as announced in Union Budget 2014-15? Ans. Rs 500 42) How much fund has been provided for Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojna for assured irrigation? Ans. 1000 crore 43) Agriculture University announced in Budget will be set up at? Ans. Andhra Pradesh & Rajasthan
  • Union Budget 2014-15 + SBI CLERK FACT FILE Letz Talk => A Complete Current Affairs Solution (www.facebook.com/4krrish) 44) Crisis Management Center for women will be open at? Ans. Delhi 45) What is the targeted fiscal deficit for 2016 (year 2015-16) as announced in the Union Budget 2014-15? Ans. 3.6% of GDP 46) How much fund was set aside for the proposed National Rural Internet and Technology Mission (NRITM)? Ans. Rs. 500 crore 47) What special feature has been proposed for currency notes in the Union Budget 2014-15? Ans. Currency notes will henceforth integrate Braille-features to benefit the visually-disabled people. 48) The National Industrial Corridor (NIC) that was proposed to be established in the Union Budget of 2014-15 will be at? Ans. Pune 49) Plan expenditure pegged at ..... lakh crore? Ans. Rs 5.75 50) Non-plan expenditure pegged at ...... crore? Ans. Rs 12.19 lakh

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