1) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued an International Health Emergency on 8 August 2014 over Ebola outbreak. Ebola virus was first discovered in which country?
Ans:- Democratic Republic of Congo (1976)

2) Which Project has been unveild in Britain on 4 August 2014 to commemorate 100 years of  first World War ?
Ans:- Lights Out

3)  Mexico’s Congress on 6 August 2014 gave final approval to a historic reform that would open up an important state-controlled sector to foreign investment for the first time since 1938. Which sector is this?
Ans:- Energy Sector (comprising of oil and natural gas)

4) Which country has destroyed Syrian chemical weapons on 7 August 2014?
Ans:- UK

5) What is the name of the newly constituted act which was signed into law by the U.S. President Barack Obama on 8 August 2014 and which authorises the President to appoint a Special Envoy in the near East and South Central Asia?
Ans:- ‘Near East and South Central Asia Religious Freedom Act’


1) Defence procurements from which Italian company were put on hold by the Union Government on 5 August 2014?
Ans:- Finmeccanica

2) Recently, India has agreed to lend $69 million grant to supply iodated salt to curb iodine deficiency disease in which country?
Ans:- Nepal

3) Recently India rejected World Trade Organization (WTO) offer. What was it related with?
Ans:- signing Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)

4) Which country and India on 19 August 2014 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on technical cooperation in railway sector ?
Ans:- Czech Republic

5) According to Renewables 2014 Global Status Report, India ranked 5th among top ten wind power producers in world. Which country is the leading wind power producer in world ?
Ans:- China


1) The Union government has recently launched a new scheme” Padho Pardesh” to provide interest subsidy on educational loans for overseas studies for student belongs to ____?
Ans:- Minority communities

2) Indian Railways recently launched a contact-less smart card enabling passengers to pay for reserved as well as unreserved travelling train tickets as part of a pilot project. What is the name of this smart card with lifetime validity?
Ans ‘Go-India’

3) The Parliament has recently cleared a constitution amendment bill that will facilitate setting up of National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) for appointment of judges. The NJAC will comprise of how many members?
Ans:- Six

4) The major objective of newly announced “Pradhanmantri Jan-Dhan Yojana” is _? (Ans:- To provide a bank account to every poor in the country )

5) “Swach Bharat Mission” is targetted to complete by 2019. It plan to celebrate 150th anniversary of whom ?
Ans:- Mahatma Gandhi


1) Palghar became the 36th and the newest district of Maharashtra on 1 August 2014. It was carved out from which district, which was India’s most populous district?

Ans:- Thane

2) What is the name of the 45 megawatt hydro-electricity project in J&K that was dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 12 August 2014?
Ans:- Nimoo Bazgo Hydroelectric Project

3) What is the name of the controversial survey conducted by the Telangana Government throughout the state on 19 August 2014 and due to which various sections of the state were scared and apprehensive?
Ans:- “Samagra Kutumbh Survey” or “Intensive Household Survey”

4) Which state government on 21 August 2014 announced proposal to clamp complete prohibition on liquor in various phases?
Ans:- Kerala

5) What is the name of the new initiative by IDBI and UNICEF in Uttar Pradesh to provide safe drinking water,sanitation and hygiene ?
Ans:- WASH – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene


1) The 18th BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change was held on 7-8 August 2014 in—?
Ans:-  New Delhi, India


1) 55 gallantry awards (peacetime) were announced on the eve of 68th Independence Day on 14 August 2014. Who was conferred the lone Ashok Chakra, India’s highest peacetime gallantry award?
Ans:- Late Maj. Mukund Varadarajan

2) Which Iranian-born professor became the first woman ever to win the Fields Medal of the International Mathematical Union (IMU), which is considered the top prize in the field of mathematics?
Ans:- Dr. Maryam Mirzakhani

3) Name the Carnatic vocalist has been chosen for the fifth Indira Sivasailam Endowment Medal and Concert on 25 August 2014 ?
Ans:- T. M. Krishna

4) Who was honoured on 25 August 2014 with ‘Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) Life Time Achievement Award 2013’ for Excellence in Corporate Governance?

Ans:- Shiv Nadar, Founder & Chairman, HCL

5) 19th Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Awards for the year 2012 were announced by the Union Government on 26 August 2014. Which organisation has won the highest prize under this Award category?
Ans:- Rail Wheel factory (Ministry of Railways), Bangalore


1) Which was the venue of the closing ceremony of 20th Commonwealth Games held on 3 August 2014?
Ans:- Hampden Park

2) What was the motto of 20th Commonwealth Games ?
Ans:- People, Place, Passion

3)Which batsman on 9 August 2014 broke cricketing-great Sir Don Bradman’s 66-year-old record for most scores of 190 plus?
Ans:- Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka

4) Jacques Kallis, who announced his retirement from all formats of international cricket recently, is a greatest all rounder of all times, belongs to which country?

Ans:- South Africa

5) The 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games was held from 16 to 28 August 2014 in —-?
Ans:- Nanjing, China


1) Name the anytime anywhere bill payment system for which Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 7 August 2014 issued draft guidelines?
Ans:- Bharat Bill Payment System (BPPS)

2) Tata Sons-Singapore Airlines joint venture on 11 August 2014 unveiled the brand name of its new airline as —-?
Ans:- Vistara

3) Which international finance entity launched a $2.5-billion onshore Indian rupee bond programme on 20 August 2014 so as to strengthen the capital market and support infrastructure development in India?
Ans:- International Finance Corporation (IFC)

4) How many Indian companies were listed among Forbes’ list of the ‘World’s 100 Most Innovative Companies’ released on 20 August 2014?
Ans:- Five

5) Which of the India Company will implement the Eastern India Energy Highway ?
Ans:- Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)


1) What is the name of NASA’s vintage spacecraft which successfully completed a return visit to the earth-moon system during August 2014?
Ans:- ISEE-3

2) Recently, it was reported in newspaper that use of antibiotics in poultry industry might be strongly linked to growing antibiotic resistance in Indians. What purpose antibiotics have been used in poultry industry?
Ans:- Growth promotion

3) Recently, the Rosetta spacecraft made history as it became the first probe to rendezvous with a comet on it s journey around the sun.Rosetta spacecraft
was launched by ____?
Ans:- European Space Agency

4) Under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, India had agreed to phase out use of Endosulfan by the year — ?
Ans:- 2017

5) Recently, which country has launched a mission to map the Arctic seabed to support it s bid to extend it s territory up to the North Pole?
Ans:- Canada



1) Vishal Sikka, who took charge as CEO and MD of Infosys on 1 August 2014, is the ——-head of the company?
Ans:- Fifth

2) Who took charge as the fourth Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently?
Ans:- Subhash Sheoratan Mundra

3) Who was assumed charge as the new Executive Director of Bharatiya Mahila Bank Ltd on 14 August 2014?
Ans:- SM Swathi

4) Who was was appointed as Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on 20 August 2014?
Ans:- Senior Congress leader KV Thomas


1) Sheila Dikshit tendered her resignation on 26 August 2014 as the Governor of which state?
Ans:- Kerala


 1) Actor Richard Attenborough died on 24 August 2014.How is related to India?
Ans:-  Director and Producer for Gandhi Movie


1) Name the Britain Deputy Prime Minister visited India from 25 – 27 August 2014?
Ans:- Nick Clegg


1) Which country has announced 3 year residence for Edward Snowden on 7 August 2014 ?
Ans:- Russia


1) Which of the China’s province has been affected by earthquake of magnitude 6.1 ?
Ans:- Yunnan


1) What is the fullform of ‘ ICBM ‘ ?
Ans:- Inter Continental Ballistic Missile


1) ” Munger Through The Ages ” book has been written by –?
Ans:- Devendra Prasad Yadav


1) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 18 August 2014 constituted a 15-member inter-regulatory committee to monitor the growing phenomenon of shadow banking. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of this committee?
Ans:- P. Vijaya Bhaskar (Executive Director, RBI)


1) World Humanitarian Day was observed across the world on–?
Ans:- 19 August 2014

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