1) Which country Central Bank has recently adopted an official symbol for the national currency ,the ruble ,which has been approved in a public vote ?
Ans:- Russia

2) Which country became the first country in the world to legalise marijuana (Drug) for recreational use with the state taking control of the trade on 10 December 2013?
Ans:- Uruguay

3) Who was elected as Chile’s president on 15 December 2013 in a landslide victory – with about 62% support ?
Ans:- Michelle Bachelet

4) Which country Parliament on 15 December 2013 banned the use of US drones in the country after dozens of civilians were killed by the unmanned aircraft ?
Ans:- Yemen

5) The European Union on 12 December 2013 granted GSP-Plus status to ——— ?
Ans :- Pakistan

6) Which country President Enrique Pena Nieto on 20 December 2013 signed a controversial law that allows foreign companies to drill for oil ?
Ans:- Mexico


1) Which country on 16 December supported Thailand government’s move to hold fresh elections after facing protests for past several weeks ?
Ans:- India

2) Which country troops recently once again detained five Indian porters and their mules at Chumar area along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh ?
Ans:- China

3) Which country and India on 20 December 2013 signed a Programme on Cultural Exchange ?
Ans:- Venezuela

4) Which country Maritime Self-Defense Force and the Indian Navy bilateral maritime exercise was held in waters off the Indian coast in the Bay of Bengal from 19 – 22 December 2013 ?
Ans:- Japan

5) Which country and Nepal on 22 December 2013 agreed to address each other’s concerns on commerce and transit, including reduction of tariff barriers and checking illegal trade along the border ?
Ans:- India

6) In the month of December 2013 An MoU was signed by India’s Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) VS Sampath offering India’s expertise to which country in election management and electoral roll preparations recently?
Ans:- Yemen


1) Which natural gas pipeline inaugurated by the Prime Minister on 3 December, 2013 is the first one to connect Southern India to the national grid?
Ans:- Dabhol – Bangaluru Gas Pipeline of GAIL

2) In the month of December 2013 India’s first heritage transport museum was opened at ——– ?
Ans:-  Taoru, Gurgaon (Haryana)

3) Which bill was approved by Union Cabinet on 12 December 2013 ?
Ans:- Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2011

4) The Supreme Court on 17 December 2013 ruled that the Centre’s approval was not required to investigate officers of ————– level and above when a constitutional court monitors the probe ?
Ans:-  Joint Secretary

5) Lokpal Bill was passed by the Parliament as the Lok Sabha on 18 December 2013 adopted the measure as amended by the Rajya Sabha after a short discussion. Name the two parties which opposed the bill in Loksabha?
Ans:- Samajwadi Party and Shiv Sena

6) Union government recently announced decision to covert the National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (NIMSME) into the National SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) University. NIMSME is situated at ———– ?
Ans:- Hyderabad


1) Which national party on 8 December 2013 won the state assembly election in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh?
Ans:- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

2) Which state Legislative Assembly on 13 December 2013 passed the much-awaited Anti-Superstition Bill which seeks to curb black magic and other inhuman practices arising out of superstition?
Ans:-  Maharashtra

3) Which state government on 3 December 2013 approved a new surrender and rehabilitation policy for Maoists in the state?
Ans :-  Bihar

4) The Supreme Court on 3 December 2013, set a deadline for all states and Union Territories to frame rules to regulate sale of acid and notify them accordingly. What is the deadline?
Ans:- 31 March 2014

5) The Karnataka Govt. is contemplating two sessions of the legislature at the Suvarna Vidhan Soudha in a calendar year. Suvarna Vidhan Soudha is a new legislature building of the State situated at —— ?

Ans:- Belgaum

6) According to a study of the International Association of Public Transport (UTIP) released on 16 December 2013 ,which state was ranked top in public transport among Indian cities ?
Ans:- Kerala


1) 9th Ministerial Conference of the WTO was held from 3 to 6 December 2013 at Bali. Bali is in which country?
Ans:- Indonesia


1) Which project has won the 2013 eASIA Award under Trade Facilitation category?
Ans :- e-BRC project of Directorate General of Foreign Trade

2) Who is the Indian-American mathematician and author has won this year’s ” Bad Sex in Fiction ” Award by Britain’s Literary Review magazine for his book “The City of Devi” ?

(Ans:- Manil Suri )

3) Who is the Pakistani teenage activist was received the 2013 UN Human Rights Prize on 10 December 2013 ?
Ans:- Malala Yousafzai

4) Who was recently joined the ranks of legendary figures of the Indian Army including Field Marshal KM Kariappa as he has been awarded the sixth highest American military honour ‘Legion of Merit’ ?
Ans:- Gen Bikram Singh

5) How many girls from remote Maharashtra were on 13 December received United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ‘ Navjyoti awards – 2013 ‘ for resisting child marriages and also helping other girls fight the scourge ?
Ans:- Nine

6) Who is the Eminent historian on 17 December 2013 was awarded Itihas Ratna from Asiatic Society Bihar ?
Ans:- Bipan Chandra


1)  Name the official 2014 FIFA World Cup match ball which was unveiled on 3 December 2013 by manufacturers Adidas?
Ans:- Brazuca

2) Which entity would replace Sahara as the title sponsor of the Indian cricket team with effect from 1 January, 2014?
Ans:- Star India

3)  International Olympics Committee (IOC) cleared the Indian athletes to participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics on 11 December 2013. Where will the Winter Olympics 2014 be held?
Ans:- Sochi in Russia

4) Who won women’s and men’s singles titles at the 78th Senior National Badminton Championships, which concluded at the Siri Fort Sports Complex in New Delhi on 23 December 2013?
Ans:- PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth

5) Zaheer Khan reached the milestone of 300 wickets in test cricket after he took the wicket of Jacques Kallis in the first Test at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on 22 December 2013. He became —— Indian bowler to take 300 wickets in test cricket ?
Ans:- Fourth

6) India won the Women’s Kabaddi World Cup for 2013 on 12 December 2013 and thus won its third consecutive Kabaddi World Cup title. India defeated which team in the final?
Ans:-  New Zealand

7) Which England cricket player announced his retirement from international and first-class cricket midway through the Ashes Series on 22 December 2013?
Ans:- Graeme Swann


1) Which practice has been made compulsory from 1 December, 2013 with regard to use of debit card at retail outlets?
Ans:-  Mandatory punching of debit card PIN number after swiping

2) Which Indian bank on 19 December 2013 announced that it has received a license from the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve System to open a branch in New York?
Ans:- Canara Bank

3) Which entity on 3 December, 2013 announced plans to set up a MFIs Credit Information Bureau to enable Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) to secure credit on faster and better terms?
Ans :- Credit Information Bureau (India) Ltd. – CIBIL

4)  On 16 December 2013, Budget airliners SpiceJet Ltd has entered into a three-year interline agreement with which another airlines to offer greater connectivity between flights operated by both the carriers ?
Ans:- Tiger air from Singapore

5) On 16 December 2013, which company acquires the robot-making company Boston Dynamics which had previously been contracted by the U.S. military ?
Ans:- Google


1) Name the surface to surface ballistic missile which was successfully test fired by India on 3 December 2013 from Chandipur in the Balesore district of Odisha?
Ans:- Prithvi-ll

2) Name the first lunar rover of China, which was carried by an unmanned remotely piloted spacecraft Chang’e-3 and was deployed successfully on moon on 14 December 2013?
Ans :- Jade Rabbit (called Yutu in Chinese

3) First Trajectory Correction Manoeuvre (TCM) of Spacecraft of India’s maiden interplanetary mission to Mars was carried out successfully at 06:30 hrs (IST) on 11 December 2013. What is the expected date that the spacecraft will reach to the Martian orbit?
Ans :- 24 September 2014

4) In the month of December 2013 ,World’s first artificial heart transplant was recently successfully performed in which country?
Ans:- France

5) Scientists and experts of which country have successfully launched a research rocket that took the second monkey of that country into the space on 14 December 2013?
Ans:- Iran



1) Who was appointed as the Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo India by the company on 9 December, 2013?
Ans:-  D. Shivakumar

2) Who was appointed as the new CEO of General Motors (GM) to become the first woman to head any major car company?
Ans:- Mary Barra

3)  Who was appointed as the new Managing Director and CEO of state-owned IFCI on 12 December 2013?
Ans:-  Malay Mukherjee

4) Who was named as President and CEO of Walmart India on 13 December 2013 to replace interim CEO Ramnik Narsey?
Ans:-  Krish Iyer

5) Who was appointed as Chairman of the Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC) on 18 Dec 2013?
Ans:- Justice Darmar Murugensan


1) Who is the Union minister of state for environment and forest from the Council of Ministers (COM) resigned from his post on  21 December 2013 ?
Ans:- Jayanthi Natarajan


1) Renowned Japanese biologist and scientist Dr. Michiaki Takahashi died at the age of 85 due to heart failure on 23 December 2013 in Osaka, Japan. He developed vaccine for fighting which disease?
Ans:-  Chicken Pox


1) Which country President Hamid Karzai visited India from 12 – 15 December 2013 ?
Ans:- Afghanistan


1) Name the Islamist leader of Bangladesh who was executed on 12 December 2013 for genocides done during the Bangladesh’s 1971 liberation war with Pakistan?
Ans :- Abdul Kader Mullah


1) Scientists in the month of December 2013 in their report claimed that the super volcano lying beneath Yellowstone National Park in which country is much larger than it was thought previously ?
Ans:- US


1) What is the full form of  ‘ NABARD ‘ ——– ?
Ans:-  National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development


1) Name the book launched by Mumbai University on 16 December 2013 to mark a year since the brutal gangrape of a Delhi student ?
Ans:- Nirbhaya: Ek Atmachintan


1) Union Cabinet on 12 December 2013 approved the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2011. Bill is based on the recommendations of which Committee appointed in 2010 by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment?
Ans:- Sudha Kaul Committee


1) World Aids Day is Observed on —————– ?
Ans:- December 1

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