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Tuesday, 1 July 2014


1.    Which country won the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup-2014 defeating Pakistan in the final?
South Africa.
2014 Under-19 Cricket World-Cup was held in Dubai (U.A.E) in 2014. It was the first time that U.A.E hosted an ICC event. Afghanistan was the only non-full member to qualify for the Quarter Finals.  In a one-sided final, South Africa beat Pakistans and claimed its maiden U-19 World Cup title. Corbin Bosch, son of former South African cricketer Tertius Bosch, was the Man of the Match in the finals and Aiden Markram was the Man of the Series. South Africa did not lose even a single match in the entire tournament.

2.    Former BJP President who was caught on camera in 2001 while accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh in a fake defence deal hugely embarrassing the National Democratic Alliance government, passed away on March 1, 2014?
Bangaru Laxman.
He was President of party from 2000 to 2001 and served as a minister of state for railways in Government of India from 1999 to 2000. He was sentenced to four years in jail for defense deal corruption case. The first Dalit president of BJP, he had hit the headlines when he was caught on camera receiving money from a purported arms dealer in a sting operation by Tehelka. He was convicted in the case by a Special CBI Court in 2012.

3.    Who won the Man of the Match award in the third test cricket match played between South Africa and Australia held in South Africa in March 2014?
 David Warner (Australia).
He scored 135 in first innings and 145 in second innings.
Result: Australia won by 245 runs.

4.    Who won the Player of the series award in the three test cricket matches played between South Africa and Australia held in South Africa in 2014?
     David Warner (Australia).
Series: Australia won the 3-match series 2-1.

5.    Who is officiated as caretaker Secretary General of Lok Sabha after S Bal Shekar relinquished the post of Secretary-General, Lok Sabha on February 28?
P Sreedharan.

6.    The last cabinet meeting of UPA government on March 2, 2014 decided to include a community in nine states in the central list of OBCs for reservation in central government jobs and educational institutions. Which is that community?

7.    Which club won the Capital One Cup-2014 after beating Sunderland 3-1 in the final?
Manchester City.

8.    Which pair won the Dubai Duty Free Men’s Doubles Tennis Championship-2014?
Rohan Bopanna (India) and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi (Pakistan).
They beat Daniel Nestor (Canada) and Nenad Zimonjic (Serbia) in the doubles final.

9.    The 3rd BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) Summit is held at?
Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.
The first BIMSTEC summit was held in Bangkok in 2004 and the second was held in New Delhi in 2008. The group plans to create a free trade area before 2018. BIMSTEC includes Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal and aims to create cooperation in multiple sectors including trade, investment and energy.

The 86th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) took place March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Gravity won the most awards with seven including Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron. 12 Years a Slave won three awards including Best Picture. Other winners included Dallas Buyers Club also with three awards, Frozen and The Great Gatsby with two, and Blue Jasmine, The Great Beauty, Helium, Her, The Lady in Number 6, Mr. Hublot, and 20 Feet from Stardom with one.

BEST PICTURE: 12 Years a Slave   
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club   
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE: Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club       
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years a Slave       
BEST DIRECTOR: Alfonso Cuaron - Gravity       
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: The Great Gatsby       
BEST MAKE-UP & HAIRSTYLING: Dallas Buyers Club       
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life      
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: 20 Feet from Stardom       
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: The Great Beauty (Italy)       
BEST SOUND MIXING: Gravity       
BEST SOUND EDITING: Gravity       
BEST FILM EDITING: Gravity       
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: The Great Gatsby       
BEST ORIGINAL SONG: Let It Go - Frozen       
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: John Ridley - 12 Years a Slave       
11.    Which director becomes the first black man to win an Academy Award for Best Picture?

Steve McQueen.
Steve McQueen has become the first person to hold both a Best Picture Oscar and a Turner Prize, after the British film-maker’s 12 Years a Slave took the top award at Academy Awards.
The Turner Prize is a contemporary art award that was set up in 1984 to celebrate new developments in contemporary art. It is awarded each year to ‘a British artist under fifty for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding’.

12.    Indian shuttler who won the men’s singles title of the $120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold?
Arvind Bhat.
He defeated Denmark’s World No. 25 Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in the final. This is the first time an Indian has won a German Open title in any category.

13.    Man of the match winners of two ODI cricket matches played between England and West Indies held in West Indies in March-2014:
Second ODI between England and West Indies held in Antigua on March 2, 2014:
Man of the Match: Stephen Parry (England). He took 3 wickets conceding 32 runs.
Result: England won by 3 wickets.

Third ODI between England and West Indies held in Antigua on March 5, 2014:
Man of the Match: Joe Root (England). He scored 107 runs.
Result: England won by 25 runs.
Series England won the 3-match series 2-1

14.    Who won the Player of the series award in the three ODI cricket matches played between England and West Indies held in West Indies in  2014:
Joe Root (England).

15.     Who became the first woman to head a blue-chip PSU (Public Sector Undertaking) when she took over as the Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL)?
Nishi Vasudeva.
She is the Chairperson and Managing Director (CMD) of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), an Indian state-owned oil & gas corporation and India's fourth largest company by revenue. She is the first woman ever to head a Navratna PSU.
Navratna was the title given originally to 9 Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) identified by the Government of India in 1997 as "public sector companies that have comparative advantages", giving them greater autonomy to compete in the global market so as to "support [them] in their drive to become global giants". PSU companies are divided into three categories:
•    Maharatna
•    Navratna
•    Miniratna CPSEs
•    Category I
•    Category II

16.    Name the apparel brand owned by Bollywood actor Salman Khan which touched revenues of Rs 179 crores in calendar year 2013, after having been launched in 2012?
Being Human.
Salman Khan has started an NGO called Being Human which sells T-shirts and other products online and in stores. Being Human Foundation is a registered charitable trust set up by Salman Khan for helping the cause of the underprivileged. In its early days, Salman Khan set up and funded the Foundation using his own money. The Foundation has two focus areas: Education and Healthcare. To increase the reach and corpus of the Foundation, Salman Khan has undertaken initiatives such as Being Human Art; Being Human merchandise; and Being Human Gitanjali Gold Coins.

17.     French film director who consolidated his early reputation with Hiroshima mon amour (1959), Last Year at Marienbad (1961), and Muriel(1963), passed away on March 1, 2014?
Alain Resnais.

18.     On 3 March 2014, during the third Test against Australia, which South African player announced his retirement from international cricket?
Graeme Smith.
Smith is the former captain of the South African cricket team Test side, having succeeded Shaun Pollock after the 2003 Cricket World Cup. He was succeeded as captain of the ODI side by AB de Villiers after the 2011 Cricket World Cup. He is also currently the overseas player and captain of English side Surrey. He appeared in his 100th Test against England on 19 July 2012. He captained his 100th career Test match on 1 February 2013, against Pakistan, on his 32nd Birthday.  He played 117 Tests and 197 one-day internationals.

19.    Former Romania football great and Barcelona captain who was jailed for over three years for his part in a corruption scandal that shook Romanian football?
Gheorghe Popescu.

20.    Which teams won the twenty seventh Federation Cup Volleyball titles (Federation Cup Volleyball -2014)?
Tamilnadu won Men’s title of Federation Cup -2014.
Railways won the Women’s title of Federation Cup -2014.

21.    Who was confirmed by the US Senate to become the first-ever Indian American federal judge appointed for the state of California?
Vince Chhabria.

22.    The opposition leader of Malaysia who has been reportedly sentenced to five years jail term by a Malaysian court on charges of sodomy?
Anwar Ibrahim.

23.    An Egyptian court on March 4, 2014 banned all activities of an Islamist organization in Egypt and ordered the seizure of its offices and assets. Which is that organisation?
Hamas is a Palestinian SunniIslamist organization, with an associated military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, in the Palestinian territories.

24.    Archaeologists in Egypt recently have found a nearly 3,500-year-old statue of the daughter of pharaoh in the famed temple city of Luxor. Who is that pharaoh?
Amenhotep III.
An Egyptian-European team uncovered the statue of princess Iset, 170 centimetres tall and 52 cm wide, during renovation work at the Amenhotep III mortuary temple on Luxor's western bank. Amenhotep III presided over an era which saw a renaissance in Egyptian art. He was succeeded by his son Akhenaten, the sun-worshipping pharaoh credited by some for starting the world's first known monotheistic religion.
Pharaoh is a title used in many modern discussions of the rulers of all Ancient Egyptian dynasties.

25.    Who won the 81st national snooker championship, held in Lucknow?
Pankaj Advani.
He won his sixth national snooker title with a commanding 6-3 win over Kamal Chawla of Railways.

26.    Which country won the Asia Cup Cricket title-2014?
Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan in the final
The 2014 Asia Cup was the twelfth edition of the Asia Cup cricket tournament. The tournament was held in Bangladesh from 25 February to 8 March 2014. The tournament included the four Asian test-playing nations, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka; and ICC Associate member Afghanistan. This was the first 50-over tournament in which Afghanistan took part. Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in the final to become Asia Cup champions for the fifth time.

27.    Who won the Man of the Match award in the final of Asia Cup Cricket-2014?
Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka). He took 5 wickets.

28.    Who won the Player of the series award in the Asia Cup Cricket-2014?
 Lahiru Thirimanne (Sri Lanka).

29.    Which state won the 68th edition of the Santosh Trophy held in Siliguri, West Bengal?
North-Eastern state Mizoram created history by winning its maiden Santosh Trophy by defeating Railways 3-0 in the final.

30.    Who won the second CISM World Military Endurance Championship held at the Dubai International Endurance City?
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
He is the Crown Prince of Dubai who won his second CISM World Military Endurance Championship.

31.    Afghanistan's first vice president who passed away on March 9, 2014?
Marshal Mohammed Qassim Fahim.
He is the Vice President of Afghanistan from November 2009 until his death in March 2014. He was the Defense Minister of the Afghan Transitional Administration, beginning in 2002 and also served as Vice President from June 2002 to December 2004 to President Hamid Karzai. In 2004 Karzai gave Fahim the honorary title Marshal and in 2005 he became member of the House of Elders.

32.    The Indian travel writer and novelist who won the Windham Campbell Literature Prize in non-fiction category?
Pankaj Mishra.
Mishra, an Indian essayist, memoirist, travel writer and novelist, who is one of eight writers from seven countries winning a $150,000 Yale University prize each in recognition of their achievements and to support their ongoing work.

33.    The former chief executive of Omani engineering firm, Galfar Engineering and Contracting who has been sentenced to a total of 15 years in jail for five counts of bribery in exchange for contracts from a state-owned oil company,
Mohammed Ali.
Dr.P. Mohamed Ali is a Non-resident Indian businessman hailing from Thalikulam in Thrissur (Kerala). He is the founder of Galfar Engineering and Contracting Co. Ali is ranked as the twelfth richest Indian ($950 million) in the Gulf region by Arabian

34.    Person known as “heroine of the Cuban Revolution”, who helped Fidel Castro launch his revolution with a failed 1953 attack on a military barracks, passed away on March 9, 2014?
Melba Hernandez.
She served as the Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam and to Cambodia.

35.    Who became the first female referee to officiate a senior-level professional men’s match in Indian soccer?
Maria Rebello
Maria Piedade Rebello is an Indian professional football referee who officiates primarily in the I-League, having been appointed to the list of I-League referees before the 2013–14 season, and has been a FIFA listed referee since 2011. Rebello is the only FIFA-listed women's referee from India. She is also the former captain of the India women's football team.

36.    Former Chief Minister of Delhi was sworn in as Governor of Kerala on March 11, 2014?
Sheila Dikshit.

37.    Parliament of which peninsula on March 17, 2014 voted to break away from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation?

38.    Man of the match winners of three T20 cricket matches played between England and West Indies held in West Indies in March-2014:
First T20 between England and West Indies held in Bridgetown on March 9, 2014:
Man of the Match:  Marlon Samuels (West Indies). He took 2 wickets and scored unbeaten 69 runs.
Result: West Indies won by 27 runs.
Second T20 between England and West Indies held in Bridgetown on March 11, 2014:
Man of the Match: Krishmar Santokie (West Indies). He took 4 wickets.
Result: West Indies won by 5 wickets.
Third T20 between England and West Indies held in Bridgetown on March 13, 2014:
Man of the Match: Chris Jordan (England). He took 3 wickets.
Result: England won by 5 runs.

39.    Who won the Player of the series award in three T20 cricket matches played between England and West Indies held in West Indies in March-2014?
Darren  Sammy (West Indies).

40.    Which Indian company on March 14, 2014 announced its association with four-time Ballon D'Or winner Lionel Messi for exclusive rights to manufacture a range of covers for mobiles, laptops and tablets under the player's own brand, Messi?
Celebrity commerce company Collectabillia, in partnership with iAccy, announced the tie-up.

41.    Who won the 2014 Australian Grand Prix Formula 1 title?
Nico Rosberg.
Nico Rosberg,  the Mercedes driver dominated the Australian Grand Prix to claim the fourth Formula 1 victory of his career and the first in the new turbo-powered era.

42.    Which state won the 2014 Vijay Hazare Trophy defeating Railways in the final?
Karnataka become the first team to have won the Ranji Trophy, Irani Cup and Vijay Hazare Trophy in one single season after defeating Railways in the finals of the 2014 Vijay Hazare Trophy today. It was their maiden Cup win in the national one-day tournament.

43.     Which country keeps its top spot in terms of arms purchase in the world, importing nearly three times as many weapons as its nearest competitors, China and Pakistan, over the last five years?
India replaced China as the world’s biggest arms buyer in 2010. The main supplier of arms to India in 2009-13 was Russia.

44.    In the referendum held in Crimea, how much percentage of voters has supported leaving Ukraine to join Russia?
97 %.

45.    Who won the ATP Indian Wells 2014 tennis title defeating Roger Federer in the final?
Novak Djokovic.

46.    Who has been voted the cricketer of the generation at the ESPN-Cricinfo 2013 awards?
Sachin Tendulkar.

47.    On March 17, 2014, parliament of which country declared independence from Ukraine and asked to join the Russian Federation?
The Crimean crisis was an international crisis principally involving Russia and Ukraine over the control of the Crimean Peninsula, until its annexation by Russia. However, the current status of Crimea and Sevastopol as federal subjects of the Russian Federation is not recognized by a majority of the United Nations member states.

48.    Indian novelist and journalist who wrote “Train to Pakistan” which is based on the bloody partition of India in 1947, passed away on March 20, 2014?

Khushwant Singh.
           He was the founder-editor of Yojana and went on to head The Illustrated Weekly of India, the National Herald and the Hindustan Times.  During his tenure, The Illustrated Weekly became India's pre-eminent newsweekly, with its circulation raising from 65,000 to 400000. After working for nine years in the weekly, on July 25, 1978, a week before he was to retire, the management asked Singh to leave "with immediate effect". A new editor was installed the same day. After Singh's departure, the weekly suffered a huge drop in readership.
          His autobiography, "Truth, Love and a Little Malice", was published by Penguin Books in 2002. Singh authored some internationally renowned books like Train to Pakistan, I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale, A History of the Sikhs, The Company of Women and Delhi. He was the recipient of Padma Vibhushan (2007), the second-highest civilian award in India.

49.    Which country was excluded from the G8 by the other members on March 24, 2014, as a result of its involvement in the 2014 Crimea crisis in Ukraine?
The Group of Eight (G8) now comprises seven nations and will continue to meet as the G7 group of nations.

50.    On March 21, 2014, which country completely banned the social network “Twitter”?

51.    Constitutional Court of an Asian country on 21 March 2014 invalidated the general election held in that country on grounds that it was not completed within one day throughout the nation. Which is that country?
General elections were held in Thailand on February 2 2014 which is annulled by the Constitutional Court.

52.    Which country holds the World record for most number of sixes in a Twenty20 innings?
 Netherlands has broken the most sixes record of world champion team Australia after hitting the 19 sixes against Ireland in the last qualifying round match of World Twenty20 at Sylhet stadium in Bangladesh. Australia previously held the record for most sixes in a Twenty20 innings with 18, smashed against England at Southampton last year. In all 30 sixes were hit in the match beating the previous record of 24 set by New Zealand and India at Christchurch in 2009.

53.    Netherlands opener batsman who made the second fastest half-century (16 balls) in a Twenty20 innings after hitting seven sixes and 4 fours against Irish bowlers?
Stephan Myburgh.

54.    Name the three personnel of the armed forces who have been selected for the Kirti Chakra-2013, the second highest peace time gallantry award?

Major Mahesh Kumar of the Punjab Regiment, Lt Commander Abhilash Tomy of the Navy and Inspector Lohit Sonowal of the Assam Police.

55.    On March 23, 2014, the most popular word in the English language marked the 175th anniversary. Which is that word?
O.K first appeared in print, on page two of The Boston Morning Post, then one of the most popular newspapers in the United States. it’s an abbreviation of “orl korrekt,” a derivative of “all correct”

56.    Micro-blogging site which completed 8 years of its operations on 21 March 2014?

57.    25th Summit of the League of Arab States is held in?
Kuwait City.
The 2014 Arab League summit kicks off in Bayan Palace in Kuwait on March 25-26. The motto of the summit is “Unity for a better Future”.

58.    Yesteryear Bollywood actress who has been a part of hits like “Teen Deviyaan”, and “Gumnaam” died in Mumbai on March 25, 2014?
Nanda was best known for her performances in films like Ittefaq, Joru Ka Ghulam, Neend Hamare Khwab Tumhare, Kanoon, Pati Patni, Gumnaam, Akashdeep, Bedaag and Raja Saab.

59.    What is the name of India’s first light-weight revolver which is specially designed for women?

Nirbheek is a 6-shot cylinder revolver designed & manufactured by the Ordnance Factories Organization in Kanpur, India. The gun is black, lightweight and slim. It weighs 0.5 kg and it is said it could be carried in a purse or bag. The gun uses .32 caliber bullets with an effective fire range of 50 ft (15 m). It has a titanium-alloy body and wooden handle.  It is priced at Rs 122,360.00.
The revolver is marketed as India's first gun for women and it is named after the name given to a 23-year-old woman who was gang raped in Delhi in December 16, 2012. That victim later died due to her injuries. Both words, victim alias Nirbhaya & revolver name Nirbheek, mean "fearless" in Hindi language.

60.    Chief of terror outfit “Indian Mujahideen” and the mastermind of October 27 serial blasts at the BJP PM nominee Narendra Modi's Patna rally, who has been arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police in March 2014?
Tehsin Akhtar.
Tehsin alias Monu was also involved in the 2010 bombing at Varanasi's Sheetla Ghat during the evening 'aarti', the cooker bomb blast outside Jama Masjid in Delhi the same year, the 2011 serial blasts in Mumbai's Zaveri Bazaar, Opera House and Dadar West - as well as the 2012 low-intensity blasts in Pune, the twin bombings in Hyderabad in 2013 and the Bodh Gaya blasts in 2013.

61.    Name the Iranian city which is the most polluted city in the world, according to the latest findings of the World Health Organisation (WHO)?
According to a report by the World Health Organisation, Ulan Bator city of Mongolia is the world's second-most polluted city, after Ahvaz in southern Iran. The list of the most polluted cities in the world published by the business news website Quartz includes names of four cities in Iran": Ahwaz, Kermanshah, Sanandaj, and Yasouj. Ludhiana and Kanpur (from India) are among the 10 most polluted cities in the world. Ludhiana made it to the fourth position along with Quetta in Pakistan. Kanpur made it to the ninth position.

62.    The acting Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Jet Airways, who resigned from the post in March 2014?
Ravishankar Gopalakrishnan.

63.    Managing Director of Britannia Industries who resigned from the post in March 2014?
Vinita Bali.
She is the first woman to head a major consumer goods company in India. She joined the company in 2005.

64.    Who is appointed as the new Managing Director of Britannia Industries Ltd?
 Varun Berry.

65.    Which soccer club team won the Bundesliga title in record-breaking time with a 3-1 win over Hertha Berlin at the Olympic Stadium?
Bayern Munich.

66.    Veteran director who introduced the neo-realistic wave in Malayalam cinema during the 1950s through his path breaking movie “Newspaper Boy”, passed away on March 27, 2014?
P. Ramdas.
Ramdas also produced two more feature films– “Nirapara” in 1976 and “Vadakaveettile Adithi” in 1981. Kerala government had honoured him by presenting him with the prestigious ‘JC Daniel Award’ in 2007.

67.     Name the German Bishop who was expelled by Pope Francis for spending millions to reconstruct his official residence?

Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst.
Franz-Peter dubbed the "Bishop of Bling", over a scandal regarding his €31million (£26m, $40m) project to renew a sumptuous diocesan residence in the western small city of Limburg.

68.    What is the name of distant dwarf planet discovered by Nasa in March 2014?
2012 VP113.
2012 VP113, also written 2012 VP113, is a planetoid in the outer reaches of the Solar System. It is the object with the largest known perihelion (closest approach to the Sun) distance in the Solar System, larger than Sedna's. Its discovery was announced on 26 March 2014. Astronomers Dr Chadwick Trujillo of Gemini Observatory in Hawaii and Dr Scott Sheppard of Carnegie Institution for Science have discovered the dwarf planet, scientifically called 2012 VP113 and nicknamed Biden, beyond the known edge of our Solar System.

69.    Who has been appointed as the interim president of BCCI (Board of Control of Cricket in India) by the Supreme Court of India for the duration of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in place of N Srinivasan?
Sunil Gavaskar.
Sunil Gavaskar was appointed BCCI's interim president when the Supreme Court barred N. Srinivasan from officiating as Board chief in the wake of the IPL match-fixing and betting scandal.

70.    Which country has leagalised the same sex marriage in March 2014?
Britain has officially legalised gay marriage after Queen Elizabeth II gave her royal assent to a bill approved by both houses of parliament.

71.    Which country has banned YouTube after the video-sharing website was used to spread damaging leaked audio files from a state security meeting that discussed possible military action in Syria?

72.    Egyptian army chief who resigned from the military on March 26, 2014, paving the way for his long-anticipated run for the presidency?
Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has resigned as defence minister to clear the way for his run for the Egyptian presidency.

73.    Which news channel has recently apologised for accidentally announcing the death of 73-year-old Brazilian soccer legend Pele via Twitter?
The CNN news organisation.

74.    Who won the Miami open Women’s Tennis title-2014 defeating Li Na in the final?
Serena Williams.
She became just the fourth women's player in the Open Era to claim the same tournament at least seven times, joining retired legends Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf and Chris Evert.

75.    The main convict in 1993 Delhi bomb blast case, whose death sentence has been commuted to life imprisonment by the Supreme Court of India on 31 March 2014?
Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar.
He was declared guilty (under India's Terrorism and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act) of killing nine bystanders in a 1993 car bombing intended to kill politician Maninderjeet Singh Bitta, and sentenced to death by hanging by a split decision, that remains controversial in human rights circles.

76.    Political newcomer and millionaire who has been elected as Slovakia's new president?

Andrej Kiska.
Kiska becomes Slovakia's fourth president since the country gained independence after the split of Czechoslovakia in 1993. An independent candidate Andrej Kiska won Slovakia's presidential election with 59.38 percent of the vote. His rival, incumbent Prime Minister and the official candidate of ruling Smer-SD (Direction – Social Democracy) party Robert Fico received 40.61 percent of the vote.

77.    Which country slumped to the lowest score in the history of Twenty20 International cricket en route to a heavy nine-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka in the T20 World Cup?

78.    The U.S. ambassador to India, who resigned on 31 March 2014?
Nancy Powell.
She was appointed US Ambassador to India in 2012. Her resignation followed a row over the arrest of a junior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York that pushed relations between the world’s biggest democracies to their lowest ebb in more than a decade.

79.    Who won the Miami open Men’s Tennis title-2014 defeating Rafael Nadal in the final?
Novak Djokovic.

80.    The second navigation satellite of India which was successfully test fired by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) on March 31, 2014?
IRNSS-1B, the second navigation satellite among the seven satellites that will eventually constitute the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). PSLV-C24 carrying IRNSS-1B blasted off from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
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