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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Important Current Affairs Questions from January 2014

Friends..Here we have compiled some Important Current Affairs Questions from January 2014. Those who have Postal/Sorting Assistant Exam 2014 on 27 April 2014, this will be very helpful in last minute revision. Also, we are sure that this will be helpful in other upcoming competitive Exams as well!! Download PDF from 'Print Friendly' button at the bottom. 

1) Who took over as the 24th chief of the Indian Air Force, succeeding Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne?- Arup Raha

2) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 4 January 2014 laid foundation stone for world's largest corporate learning and development centre by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) at?- Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

3) Who took oath and became the first female judge to be appointed at Pakistan’s national sharia court which hears cases under the Islamic legislation?- Ashraf Jehan

4) Who has been appointed as the Special DG, Border Security Force (BSF)?- Devendra Kumar Pathak

5) International Petroleum Conference 2014 (PETROTECH-2014) was held at which country from 12th – 15th January 2014?-India, New Delhi

6) Who won the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for 2013 beating Barcelona's Messi and France winger Franck Ribery?- Cristiano Ronaldo

7) Who has sworn-in as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh for the third time in Jan 2014?- Sheikh Hasina

8) Name the Israel’s former Prime Minister who died in January 2014?- Ariel Sharon

9) 71st Golden Globe Awards:
Best Motion Picture, Drama: 12 Years a slave
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Mathew Mc Conaughey for Dollas Buyers Club
Best Actress in a Motion Picture: Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine

10) Which railway station’s platform number one has entered into the Limca Book of Records as longest rail platform in the world in the certificate given by the Limca Book of Records?- Gorakhpur railway station, Uttar Pradesh

11) Name India’s first gun for women which was launched on 9 January 2014?- Nirbheek

12) Which of the following company had in January 2014 become the first acquisition of Facebook in India?- Little Eye Labs

13) Name nation’s first comprehensive adolescent health programme launched by Government of India in Jan 2014?- Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK)

14) Who has been appointed as President of National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM)?- R. Chandrashekhar

15) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 5 January 2014 launched its heavy-duty rocket GSLV-D5 for placing which communication satellite into the orbit?- GSAT-14

16) The former Supreme Court Judge, Justice A K Ganguly on 6 January 2014 resigned as the Chairman of Human Rights Commission of which state?- West Bengal

17) Which state government on 13 January 2014 withdrew the Foreign Domestic Investment (FDI) in Multibrand Retail and thus became first state to take this step?- Delhi

18) Which country urged India to open a branch of Indian Institutes of Technology in capital of thet country in January 2014?- Malaysia

19) Which state/UT in India has hosted the 3rd Lusofonia Games (Portuguese Commonwealth Games) from January 18 to 29, 2014?- Goa

20) Which country won the inaugural Hero Hockey World League 2014?- Netherlands

21) How many Portuguese-speaking countries have participated in the 3rd Lusofonia Games?- 12

22) Which country emerged as winners in the 3rd Lusofonia Games 2014?- India

23) Which broadcaster on 15 January 2014 bagged the broadcasting rights in India for FIFA World Cup in 2014 and 2018?- Sony SIX

24) Which state become the first state in India to give its entire population of 6.11 crore some kind of health cover with the newly launched Rajiv Arogya Bhagya?- Karnataka

25) Who among the following has won The Hindu Prize for Best Fiction 2013?- Anees Salim
26) Which footballer was awarded the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or award in Zurich?- Cristiano Ronaldo

27) Which Indian player became the .first Indian athlete to clinch a gold medal in a major world track and field event?- Anju Boby George

28) Who has been voted the best women's football player in the world for 2013 by FIFA?- Nadine Angerer

29) Which film has won best film (drama) at the 71st Golden Globe awards announced on 12 January 2014?- 12 Years a Slave

30) Which former India captain was honoured with the C K Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award 2014 by the BCCI?- Kapil Dev

31) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to withdraw all currency notes issued prior to which year from circulation in January 2014?- 2005

32) Name the legendary Telugu actor who died at the age of 91 in Hyderabad in January 2014?- Akkineni Nageswara Rao

33) Who became the first woman to be appointed chief of National Police Academy also known as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderbad?- Aruna Bahuguna

34) Who won the DSC prize 2014 for South Asian literature for his book Chronicles of a Corpse Bearer?- Cyrus Mistry

35) Which community has been granted the minority status by Union Cabinet on 20 January 2014?- Jain

36) Who became the youngest person to trek to the South Pole on 18 January 2014 at the age of 16?- Lewis Clarke

37) Which state in India has won the United Nations World Tourism Organisation(UNWTO) Ulysses Award for Innovation in Public Policy and Governance
related to tourism sector?- Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala

38) Union Cabinet approved to set up which authority 20 January 2014 that will be an advisory body which will advise the Railway Ministry on fares?- Rail Tariff Authority

39) Who won the Australian Open men’s singles title 2014?- Stanislas Wawrinka

40) India’s first monorail service was inaugurated at which city?- Mumbai

41) Who have been conferred the Padma Vibhushan by Union Government on the eve of Republic Day 2014?- Dr. Raghunath A. Mashelkar (Science and Engineering) & Shri B.K.S.Iyengar(Yoga Guru)

42) Who won the Syed Modi International India Grand Prix title 2014?- Saina Nehwal

43) 59th Idea Filmfare Awards were given away on 24 January 2014. Which film won the best film for 2013?- Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

44) Who on 25 January 2014 became the first captain to be involved in four tied One Day International matches?- MS Dhoni

45) Which country became the first country in South Asia to ban the testing of cosmetics and its ingredients on animals?- India

46) Who became the first woman to be appointed in an International Cricket Council (ICC) umpires panel?- Kathy Cross of New Zealand

47) Which country recently announced Indian rupee as a legal tender?- Zimbabwe

48) Whose score of 203.8 in 10 m Air Pistol set at the Munich World Cup in November 2013 was recognized as World record on 30 January 2014?- Heena Sandhu

49) Who was the Chief Guest at India's Republic Day Celebrations 2014?-  Shinzo Abe, PM of Japan

50) Who won the Australian Open 2014 women's singles title?- Li Na, China

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