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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 w...