1.    Which among the following organization recently decided to provide about 6 billion dollars loan to India over the next three years?
(1) World Bank                  (2) ADB (Asian Development Bank)
(3) IMF                              (4) UNO
(5) None of these

2.    Recently India and Saudi Arabia decided to set up a joint working group on the ‘Nitaqt law’ placed by the Saudi government. The ‘Nitaqat law’ refers to:
(1) Labour Laws
(2) Marriage Laws
(3) Criminal Procedure Code
(4) Owing Property Rights
(5) None of these

3.    Who among the following has been sworn as the Malaysia Prime Minister for second time?
(1) Anwar Ibrahim             (2) Akabr Hamid
(3) Najib Razak                 (4) Mohd. Hameed
(5) None of these

4.    Pandit Hridyanath Lifetime Achivement Award has been recently given to___?
(1) Lata Mangeshkar
(2) Asha Bhosle
(3) Alka Yagnik
(4) Rajasthan
(5) Tamil Nadu

5.    The first Indian to get MGNREGA wages from the postal department using the Aadhaar number is from which among the following states?
(1) Karnataka
(2) Andhra Pradesh
(3) Rajasthan
(4) Tamil Nadu
(5) None of these

6.    Recently RBI cut interest rate by 0.25 p.c..How much Revrse Repo Rate is at present___?
(1) 7.5%                                        (2) 6.25%       
(3) 6.5%                                        (4) 7.25%                   
(5) None of these

7.    Which among the following state has clinched the 3rd Hockey India Junior Women National Championship title?
(1) Rajasthan                                (2) UP            
(3) Punjab                                     (4) Haryana                
(5) None of these

8.    A unique scheme to protect girl child and ensure her education named Golden Girl  Scheme launched in ____which among the following state?
(1) MP                                           (2) Maharashtra         
(3) Odisha                                     (4) West Bengal         
(5) Andhra Pradesh

9.    Which among the following countries is the largest Recipient of Remittances in the World?
(1) China                           (2) India
(3) UK                               (4) USA
(5) Russia

10.  What is Bion-M1?
(1) New Satellite launched by Russia
(2) US new mission program in Afghanistan
(3) India’s Surface to Surface Missile
(4) New Rocket Launched by North Korea
(5) New name of planet by NASA


Answers in detail:

1. (2) Asian Development Bank (ADB) on 5 May 2013 announced that it is going to provide about 6 billion dollars loan to India over the next three years.
It is important here to note that India is the biggest borrower of ADB and ADB had extended a 2.4 billion dollars loan to India in 2012 across sectors like transport, energy, commerce, industry, trade and finance. 

3. (3)  Najib Razak was , sworn-in as Malaysia’s prime minister for the second time.

5. (2) Madduri Lakshmi Devi a daily wage earner from Andhra Pradesh Chief Miister N Kiran Kumar Reddy’s native Kalikri village, when she became the first Indian to get MGNREGA wages from the postal department using the Aadhaar number.

6.(2) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 3 May 2013 reduced the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points, from 7.5 per cent to 7.25 per cent with immediate effect as part of its annual monetary policy statement 2013-14. The reverse repo rate under the LAF also stands adjusted to 6.25 per cent. 

7. (4) Haryana have clinched the 3rd Hockey India Junior Women National Championship title by defeating Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy.

8. (5) In Andhra Pradesh, a unique scheme, Golden Girl (Bangaru Talli) has come into effect to protect girl child and ensure her education. 
The scheme provides periodical payment of financial benefit for the education and nutrition needs of the girls who born in a BPL family right from their birth. However, only two girls in each family can avail the scheme.

9. (2) India is the largest recipient of remittances in the world, receiving 69 billion US Dollars in 2012, according to the latest edition of the World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief released on 20 April 2013. 
India is followed by China (60 billion US dollars), thePhilippines (24 billion US dollars), Mexico (23 billion US dollars) and Nigeria and Egypt (21 billion US dollars each). 

10. (1) Federal Space Agency Roscosmos, Russia launched the world’s only returnable satellite called Bion-M1 on 20 April 2013. 
The satellite is aimed at biological research in space and for interplanetary flights in future.