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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

31 December 2013 GK Current Affairs

1. On Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013, who took over as the India Air Force (IAF) chief succeeding incumbent Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne?
[Category: SSC GK Current Affairs]
[A] Arup Raha
[B] G D Batra
[C] A K Ganguly
[D] R K Dhulia


2. Michael Schumacher, Formula One Driver, has been suffering brain haemorrhage in a ski accident in the French Alps last week. How many times he won Formula One?
[Category: Banking GK Current Affairs]
[A] Five
[B] Six
[C] Seven
[D] Eight


3. Former West Bengal minister and veteran CPI-M leader died on Tuesay, 31 Dec 2013. He became minister for the first time in 1982 in the Jyoti Basu government and then again in 2001 and 2006 in the Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee governtment. Can you name him?
[Category: Civil Services GK Current Affairs]
[A] Sudhansu Sarkar
[B] Sailen Sarkar
[C] Sudipto Sengupta
[D] Praneet Mehrish


4. Which IT company announced on 31st Dec 2013 that it will set up a 100-acre IT city in Lucknow, a move that will help create job opportunities for about 25,000 people in Uttar Pradesh.?
[Category: Banking GK Current Affairs]
[A] TCS
[B] Infosys
[C] Wipro
[D] HCL


5. Which renowned Indian organic farming scientist passed away on Monday, 30 Dec 2013?
[Category: State GK Current Affairs]
[A] G Nammalvar
[B] S Anuradha
[C] P N Subramaniam
[D] Vijaya K S


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Monday, December 30, 2013

Daily GK and Current Affairs - 29, 30 December 2013

1. Microsoft India introduced a new safety application that enables friends and family of Windows phone users to track them in real time on 26 December 2013 in Hyderabad. What is the name of this application?
[Category: Latest GK Current Affairs]
[A] Protector
[B] App Guard
[C] Guardian
[D] MobiGuard


2. Which state government on Monday, 30 Dec 2013, launched the first phase of providing free compact fluorescent light bulbs to over 14 lakh hut-dwellers in the state, an energy-saving measure aimed at saving 40 mw of power?
[Category: Exams GK Current Affairs]
[A] Haryana
[B] Uttar Pradesh
[C] Karnataka
[D] Tamilnadu


3. On 28 Dec 2013, Airports Authority of India (AAI) has received TRAINAIR PLUS accreditation certificate and membership plaque by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). ICAO is a United Nation’s (UN) agency. Where is it's headquarter located?
[Category: IAS GK Current Affairs]
[A] Paris, France
[B] Geneva, Switzerland
[C] Montreal, Canada
[D] Newyork, USA


4. China is developing a navigation system as an alternative to the American Global Positioning System (GPS) and Russian GLONASS. China on 27 December 2013 welcomed the Asian countries to use its home grown Navigation System for free. What is the name of Chinese navigation system?
[Category: PCS GK Current Affairs]
[A] Boogle
[B] BeiDou
[C] Baidu
[D] Glochin


5. On 29 December 2013, who was appointed as the Managing Director (Corporate Banking) of State Bank of India (SBI), the biggest lender of the country?
[Category: Banking GK Current Affairs]
[A] P Pradeep Kumar
[B] S K Dey
[C] Praneet Ojha
[D] R K Dhulia


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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 28 December 2013

1. Arvind Kejriwal becomes the second IITian to become CM, when he took the oath on 28th December 2013 as the new Chief Minister of Delhi. Who is the first IITian CM of any Indian state?
[Category: SSC GK Current Affairs]
[A] Manohar Parrikar
[B] Shivraj Singh Chauhan
[C] Dr. Raman Singh
[D] J. Jayalalitha


2. Who was appointed as new head of NSG (National Security Guard) on 26 December 2013?
[Category: GK for NDA Current Affairs]
[A] K.K. Suri
[B] J.N.Chaudhary
[C] N.K. Malik
[D] R.C. Gulati


3. Who won her sixth consecutive title at the 34th National Archery Championships at JRD Tata Stadium of PSPB, Jamshedpur on 25 December 2013?
[Category: IAS GK Current Affairs]
[A] Dola Banerjee
[B] Ritika Kumari
[C] Deepika Kumari
[D] Krishna Ghatak


4. Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh died after suffering a heart attack in Dubai on 28th December 2013. He started his career in Bollywood in which year with Garm Hava and is best remembered for his performances in films like Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Chashme Buddoor, Kissi Se Na Kehna, Noorie?
[Category: GK Today Current Affairs]
[A] 1970
[B] 1971
[C] 1972
[D] 1973


5. Can you name the first person to be sworn in as legislator(Kerala's first legislator) soon after the first Assembly polls in Kerala in 1957 and who passed away in the Sultanate of Oman on Saturday, 28th December 2013?
[Category: PCS GK Current Affairs]
[A] Rosamma Bopanna
[B] Jose Francis
[C] Rosamma Punnoose
[D] Sushma P. Anthony


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Friday, December 27, 2013

GK Current Affairs For Exams - 27 December 2013

1. As announced on 26 December 2013, Sahara Q, the FMCG and retail business of the Sahara Group, intends to set up 1,900 shops in Tamil Nadu by 2016. The company will launch its products in Tamil Nadu through retail outlets, kirana stores, home shops and through mobile vans which will stock all the products. What is the name of the shops by Sahara Group?
[Category: Business GK Current Affairs]
[A] S Shops
[B] Sahara Mart
[C] Q Shops
[D] Sahara Bazar


2. A local court on Thursday, 26 Dec 2013, upheld a special investigation team report that had given a clean chit to the Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in the Gulbarg Society massacre case, part of the horrific post-Godhra riots that ravaged the state in 2002. Who had filed a protest petition early this year objecting to the Supreme Court-appointed SIT's closure report absolving Modi of complicity in any conspiracy behind the carnage?
[Category: Civil Services GK Current Affairs]
[A] Zakia Jafri
[B] Teesta Setalvad
[C] RS Jamuar
[D] Jaynarayan Vyas


3. The Indian cricket board, in an announcement made on 27 Dec 2013, will reward which player with the Polly Umrigar Award for being India’s best international cricketer of 2012-13?
[Category: Sports GK Current Affairs]
[A] Rohit Sharma
[B] M S Dhoni
[C] Shikhar Dhawan
[D] Ravichandran Ashwin


4. Who was appointed the full time chief of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on 26 December 2013?
[Category: SSC Exams GK Current Affairs]
[A] Subhash Joshi
[B] Arvind Ranjan
[C] John Ashe
[D] G D Swamy


5. Which state's High Court on 26 December 2013 banned the junk food items in plastic packing and directed to implement the ban in the state from 26 January 2014?
[Category: Bank Exams GK Current Affairs]
[A] Himachal Pradesh
[B] Madhya Pradesh
[C] Karnataka
[D] Tamilnadu


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Thursday, December 26, 2013

GK Current Affairs Quiz - 25, 26 December 2013

1. Who had announced on 26 Dec 2013 that he will retire from Test and first-class cricket after the conclusion of the second Test against in India in Durban?
[Category: Sports GK Current Affairs]
[A] Graeme Smith
[B] Russell Domingo
[C] Jacques Kallis
[D] Chris Nenzani


2. President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the 37th Indian Social Science Congress-2013 at which university in Uttar Pradesh on Dec 27, 2013?
[Category: India GK Current Affairs]
[A] Aligarh Muslim University
[B] Banaras Hindu University
[C] Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University
[D] Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University


3. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) launched an inflation indexed saving bonds on 23 December 2013. The newly launched indexed savings bonds offer protection to retail investors from price rise. It will be open for subscription between 23 December 2013 to which date?
[Category: Bank Exams GK Current Affairs]
[A] 28 December 2013
[B] 31 December 2013
[C] 8 January 2013
[D] 14 January 2013


4. The Union Government on 24 December 2013 launched which project to make people e-literate?
[Category: CurrentGK Current Affairs]
[A] e-gyan
[B] e-shiksha
[C] i-gyan
[D] e-inclusion


5. National Consumers Right Day was observed across India on 24 December 2013. The day is being observed on 24 December, since the Consumer Protection Act was enacted on this day in which year?
[Category: BankGK Current Affairs]
[A] 1979
[B] 1980
[C] 1983
[D] 1986


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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

24 December 2013 GK Current Affairs Questions with Answers

1. Name the Soviet general who died on Dec. 23, 2013 at the age of 94 and was the inventor of the ubiquitous automatic weapon AK-47?
[Category: World Personalities Current Affairs]
[A] Mikhail Gorbyavech
[B] Kishav Gabriel
[C] Kilternik Remnik
[D] Mikhail Kalashnikov


2. 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?
[Category: Civil Services Current Affairs]
[A] Yemen
[B] Finland
[C] Australia
[D] Germany


3. A meeting between DGMOs of India and Pakistan began on 24th Dec 2013 along the Wagah-Attari border to work out a mechanism to ease tension and ensure peace at the Line of Control. What does DGMO stands for?
[Category: NDA Current Affairs]
[A] Defence Generals Military Operations
[B] Director Generals Military Officers
[C] Director Generals Military Operations
[D] Deputy Generals Military Operations


4. As announced on 24th Dec 2013, whom the President of India has appointed as the governor of Manipur with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office?
[Category: GK Current Affairs]
[A] Anand Rai
[B] Vinod Kumar Duggal
[C] Subodh Kumar Duggal
[D] Vinod Kumar Rai


5. Who has been appointed as the new Ambassador of US?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
[B] Nirupama Rao
[C] Ashok K Kantha
[D] Devyani Khorbagade


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Monday, December 23, 2013

Daily Latest GK and Current Affairs Quiz - 23 December 2013

1. On 22 December 2013, which player became the fourth Indian bowler to claim 300 wickets in Test Cricket?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Harbhajan Singh
[B] Zaheer Khan
[C] Ishant Sharma
[D] Mohammed Shami


2. On 22 December 2013, Apple announced that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with a company to bring iPhone to the world's largest mobile network. Which company are we talking about?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Vodafone
[B] BSNL
[C] China Mobile
[D] T-Mobile


3. The person, who developed a vaccine for the chicken pox virus died at the age of 85 due to heart failure on 23 December 2013 in Osaka, Japan. Can you name him?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A] Dr. Shian Hun
[B] Dr. Michiaki Takahashi
[C] Dr. Shineso Takarami
[D] Dr. Rimenso Harakati


4. On Friday, 20th Dec 2013, a gold and jade statue worth more than $16 million was unveiled to commemorate the founder of the People's Republic of China 120th anniversary. Can you name him?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] Mao Suang
[B] Mao Teng
[C] Mao Huang
[D] Mao Zedong


5. Aap Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Monday, 23 Dec 2013, met whom to stake claim to form a government in the national capital?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung
[B] Delhi Ex CM Sheela Dixit
[C] President Pranav Mukherjee
[D] Prime Minister Manmohan Singh


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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Current Affairs General Knowledge Quiz | 21-22 December 2013

1. Environment Minister of India on Saturday, 21 Dec 2013 resigned apparently for being drafted into Congress party work ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. Can you name him/her?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Jayanthi Natarajan
[B] M Veerappa Moily
[C] Krishna Teerath
[D] Jayaram Ramesh


2. What is usually occurring on December 21st or 22nd depending upon the position of the earth, is the longest night and the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere?
[Category: Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Winter Holistics
[B] Winter Seasonic
[C] Winter Stoing
[D] Winter Solstice


3. Odisha Government on 20 December 2013 was felicitated by which agency for effectively handling the Cyclone Phalin in October 2013?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] World Health Organization
[B] United Nations
[C] World Bank
[D] Government of India


4. Which country on 20 December 2013 launched the country’s first telecommunication satellite Tupak Katari, named upon an indigenous national hero, who fought the 18th century Spanish colonial rule?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] Nigeria
[B] Yugoslavia
[C] Bolivia
[D] Romania


5. Which Beverages and snacks maker will set up a Rs 1,200-crore beverages plant at Sri City in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh as foundation was laid on 21st Dec 2013?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Coca Cola
[B] Parle
[C] PepsiCo
[D] Nestle


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Friday, December 20, 2013

20 December 2013 GK Current Affairs Quiz

1. On 19 December 2013, India successfully test-fired which indigenously developed multi-barrel rocket launcher (MBRL) from a base at Chandipur-on-sea near Balasore, off the Odisha coast?
[Category: Civil Service Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Pinaka
[B] Chinkara
[C] Chetak
[D] Cheetal


2. A new species of a large browsing mammal, similar in shape to a pig, with a short, prehensile snout (Tapirus kabomani) is identified in the Amazon on 19th Dec 2013. Can you name that animal?
[Category: Environment Current Affairs]
[A] Kabiom
[B] Tapti
[C] Tapir
[D] Rabid


3. Hindi poet Mridula Garg, Urdu poet Javed Akhtar and Bengali poet Subodh Sarkar have also been selected for this year's Sahitya Akademi award which would be given in a ceremony on 11 March 2014. Javed Akhtar has been chosen to receive the coveted Sahitya Akademi award for which of his Urdu poetry book?
[Category: Literature Current Affairs]
[A] Bazm
[B] Lava
[C] Nazme
[D] Shero-Shayari


4. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved _______ crore rupees interest-free loans to cash starved sugar industry on 19 December 2013. The informal Group of Ministers (GoM) set up by the Prime Minister under the chairmanship of Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar recommended the proposal to address the cash crunch of the sugar industry.
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] 2000
[B] 4400
[C] 5300
[D] 6600


5. Which artist's untitled work stole the show as it gets sold in Rs 23.7 crore during the celebrated London-based auctioneer Christie's debute in India on Thursday, 19 Dec 2013?
[Category: Latest News Current Affairs]
[A] Tyeb Mehta
[B] Manjit Bawa
[C] Arpita Singh
[D] Vasudeo S Gaitonde


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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Daily GK Current News Affairs Quiz - 19 December 2013

1. Who has been nominated for the CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 18th December 2013?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Sachin Tendulkar
[B] Kapil Dev
[C] Sunil Gavaskar
[D] Ajit Wadekar


2. The country's indigenously designed and developed multi-role supersonic fighter aircraft LCA-Tejas will get the IOC-II on Friday, a significant step towards its induction into IAF squadron. What does IOC means here?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Initial Operational Clearance
[B] Initial Operational Charter
[C] Initial Optional Clearance
[D] lndia Operational Clearance


3. In a big breakthrough, scientists have achieved an insulin pill for diabetics. Published in the American Chemical Society journal, the advance could someday not only eliminate the "ouch" factor but also get needle-wary — and weary — patients to take their medicine when they should. Which country's scientists hasve achieved this feet?
[Category: Science Current Affairs]
[A] America
[B] Germany
[C] India
[D] UK


4. India’s deputy consul in New York, Devyani Khobragade was transferred to India’s Permanent Mission in ___________ in New York on 18 December 2013. This was done by India to boost her diplomatic immunity.
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] World Health Organization
[B] World Bank
[C] UNESCO
[D] United Nations


5. Which country won the boy’s and girl’s team titles in the Asia-Pacific junior golf championship at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) on 18th Dec 2013?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] China
[B] Thailand
[C] India
[D] Pakistan


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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz - 18 December 2013

1. India's central bank surprised markets by leaving its key lending rate unchanged on Wednesday, 18th December 2013. The Reserve Bank of India left the rate at which it lends to banks overnight. What is the current rate?
[Category: Banking Exams Current Affairs]
[A] 6.5%
[B] 7.25%
[C] 7.75%
[D] 8.25%


2. On 17 December 2013, who was elected as the German Chancellor for third term by the German Parliament- Bundestag?
[Category: World Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Angela Merkel
[B] Helmut Kohl
[C] Konrad Adenauer
[D] Michelle Kosnar


3. The Lokpal Bill to set up a strong anti-corruption ombudsman to probe corruption in high places received the overwhelming approval of the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013. The lokpal has tougher provisions as compared to the bill cleared by Lok Sabha in December, 2011. The bill, comprehensively reworked by a select committee of the Rajya Sabha, will be considered afresh by Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Which party opposed this bill and its MPs kept away from proceedings?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Aam Aadmi Party
[B] Samajwadi Party
[C] Congress
[D] Bhartiya Janta Party


4. Miss International 2013 is the 54rd edition of the Miss International beauty pageant that took place on December 17, 2013 at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel Hall, Tokyo, Japan. Who was the the winner of the pageant for 2013?
[Category: Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Ikumi Yoshimatsu
[B] Ekaterina Sarafanova
[C] Alejandra Andreu
[D] Bea Rose Santiago


5. The official data based on wholesale price index showed high inflation in November 2013 as compared to October 2013. Inflation in India reached _______ percent, the highest in 14 months since September 2012.
[Category: Bank Exams Current Affairs]
[A] 5.43
[B] 6.59
[C] 7.52
[D] 8.97


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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Updated GK and Current Affairs Ques Ans Quiz - 17 Dec 2013

1. India on Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013, hardened its stance further against the US for the humiliation meted out to its deputy consul general in New York with Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Gujarat chief minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi refused to meet the visiting US delegation. Can you name the Indian diplomat?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A] Devyani Khobragade
[B] Devyani Kharbanda
[C] Marie Harf
[D] Shivshankar Menon


2. On 16 Dec 2013, which company acquires the robot-making company Boston Dynamics which had previously been contracted by the U.S. military?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Microsoft
[B] Facebook
[C] Google
[D] Nvidia


3. Which Indian squash player has won the IMET Open 2013 in the Slovakian capital Bratislava on 16 December 2013?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Zeeshan Ali
[B] Zubin Mehta
[C] Gagandeep Singh
[D] Mahesh Mangaonkar


4. It was on December 16, 1971, the Pakistani Forces under the command of Lieutenant General AAK Niazi surrendered at Dhaka, in the presence of the three tri-service theatre Commanders of Indian Armed Forces. On this momentous day a declaration of cease-fire was brought into force ending the Indo-Pak War and resulting in the birth of the sovereign country of Bangladesh. It was 41st anniversary of this day named as?
[Category: Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Shaurya Diwas
[B] Vijay Diwas
[C] Veerta Diwas
[D] Prakram Diwas


5. Recently which sportsperson has taken over as UNICEF first brand ambassador for South Asia to support the organisation's work in promoting hygiene and sanitation in the region?
[Category: Civil Services Current Affairs]
[A] Sachin Tendulkar
[B] Saina Nehwal
[C] Sania Mirza
[D] M S Dhoni


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Monday, December 16, 2013

Current Affairs Today Quiz - 16 December 2013

1. The government will shortly launch the defence ministry's internet spy system that will be capable of detecting words like 'attack', 'bomb', 'blast' or 'kill' in a matter of seconds from reams of tweets, status updates, emails, instant messaging transcripts, internet calls, blogs and forums. Intelligence Bureau and Cabinet Secretariat are currently testing the system, which will be deployed by all national security agencies. What is the name given to this system?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Rakshak
[B] HawkEye
[C] iSpy
[D] Netra


2. Who was elected as Chile's president on Sunday, 15th Dec 2013 in a landslide victory - with about 62% support, the highest proportion of votes any presidential candidate has obtained since Chile returned to holding democratic elections in 1989?
[Category: International Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Evelyn Matthei
[B] Peter O Toole
[C] Michelle Bachelet
[D] Patricio Navia


3. On Monday, 16 Dec 2013, Budget airliners SpiceJet Ltd has entered into a three-year interline agreement with another airlines to offer greater connectivity between flights operated by both the carriers. Can you name the airlines with which Spicejet partnered?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Thai Airways
[B] Tiger air
[C] Qatar Airlines
[D] Lufthansa


4. On 13 December 2013, who was appointed as the Chairman of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) for a period of five years by the Union Government of India?
[Category: Indian Current Affairs]
[A] Harsh Kumar Bhanwala
[B] Sachin Joshi
[C] Prakash Bakshi
[D] GD Suri


5. On 15 December 2013, who won the Men's Delhi Half Marathon (21.097 km) by creating a new race record by clocking 59 minutes 10 seconds?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Atsedu Tsegay
[B] Deriba Merga
[C] Geoffrey Kipsang
[D] Wilson Kiprop


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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Current Affairs Quiz - 14-15 Dec 2013

1. Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi flagged off 'Run for unity', which to gather support for 'Statue of unity' project, on the 63rd death anniversary of which person in Vadodara on Sunday, 15th Dec 2013?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
[B] Lal Bahadur Shastri
[C] Dr. Rajendra Prasad
[D] Dr. B R Ambedkar


2. India has beaten which country in the final of the 4th men's Kabaddi World Cup in Ludhiana on 15th Dec 2013?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] America
[B] Pakistan
[C] Bangladesh
[D] Nepal


3. Who was appointed President and CEO of Wal-Mart India as per the announcement by the US retail giant Wal-Mart on 13 December 2013?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Prashant Agarwal
[B] Sachin Joshi
[C] Krishna Iyer
[D] V K Kakkar


4. The Union Labour Minister of India died on 15 December 2013 after a prolonged illness in Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon, Haryana. Can you name him?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Jagriti Anand
[B] B K Khandelwal
[C] C J Iyer
[D] Sis Ram Ola


5. Which country won the sixth Junior World Cup hockey tournament on 15th Dec 2013?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] India
[B] Germany
[C] France
[D] Pakistan


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Friday, December 13, 2013

Daily GK Current Affairs Questions Answers - 13 December 2013

1. Vasundhara Raje, who led BJP to a landslide victory in Rajasthan Assembly polls, was on Friday sworn-in as the Chief Minister for the second time in the presence of Narendra Modi and other top party leaders. She was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor of Rajasthan during a grand swearing-in ceremony inside the Assembly building premises in Jaipur. Can you name the Governor of Rajasthan?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Najeeb Jung
[B] Margaret Alva
[C] B S Barar
[D] Shekhar Dutt


2. 11th Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF) opened on 12th December 2013. It was organised by the Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation (ICAF) in association with the government of Tamil Nadu and several luminaries of Tamil film fraternity. The eight-day extravaganza (Dec 12-19) will screen 163 films from how many countries?
[Category: Entertainment News Current Affairs]
[A] 32
[B] 43
[C] 58
[D] 67


3. The consumer price inflation(CPI) for the month of November 2013 was at __________. In comparison the number was at 10.17% in October 2013. Within CPI, the food inflation was at 14.72%. And within food inflation, vegetable prices rose by 61.6% and fruit prices rose by 15%, in comparison to November 2012.
[Category: Banking Current Affairs]
[A] 9.24%
[B] 10.24%
[C] 11.24%
[D] 12.24%


4. Bangladesh executed an opposition politician (senior official of Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami) found guilty of committing war crimes during the country's 1971 independence struggle on Thursday, 12th Dec 2013. Can you name him?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A] Hussein Muhammad Ershad
[B] Mahbubey Alam
[C] Zain Al-Mahmood
[D] Abdul Quader Molla


5. Mizoram governor Vakkom B Purushothaman on Thursday, 12th Dec 2013, invited Congress's four-time chief minister to form the next government in the state two days after the party was voted back to power. Can you name the CM of Mizoram who was voted back to power?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Lal Thanhawla
[B] Laldenga
[C] R. Romawia
[D] David Lalfakzuala


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Thursday, December 12, 2013

12 Dec 2013 Current Affairs GK Quiz

1. BJP leader Raman Singh was on 12 December 2013 sworn in as Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh for the third consecutive term. Raman Singh was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor during a grand swearing-in ceremony in Raipur-the state capital of Chhattisgarh. Name the Governer?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Najeeb Jung
[B] B S Dua
[C] Poornima Singh
[D] Shekhar Dutt


2. Who in Decmber 2013 was named as the Person of the Year 2013 by Time Magazine?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] Malal Yusufzai
[B] Edward Snowden
[C] Pope Francis
[D] Bashar Al-Assad


3. The Fortune India 500 list published annually by Fortune’s magazine Indian edition and ranks publicly traded company on the basis of annual revenue of a company. Fortune released its annual list of Fortune 500 Indian companies for 2012, on second week of December 2013. Which company ranked at number one position as per this list?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Bharat Petroleum Corporation
[B] Indian Oil Corporation
[C] State Bank of India
[D] Reliance Industries


4. Which foreign bank has been granted the license to start its banking operations in India on 12th Dec 2013 and has been permitted to open a branch in Mumbai to provide full-scale banking service?
[Category: Bank PO Current Affairs]
[A] Doha Bank
[B] Qatar Bank
[C] MidEast Bank
[D] CS Bank


5. The Delhi High Court on 12th Dec 2013 agreed to unfreeze Nokia India's assets in view of its $ 7.2 billion global deal with __________ after the former agreed to pay Rs 2250 crore as interim payment in the tax case over and above the Rs 700 crore tax payment ordered before.
[Category: MBA Current Affairs]
[A] Oracle
[B] Siemens
[C] Microsoft
[D] Google


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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

11 December 2013 Current Affairs Quiz

1. The Supreme Court on Wednesday, 11th Dec 2013, set aside the decision of the Delhi high court, which had in 2009 decriminalised sexual relation between persons belonging to same sex. A bench of justices G S Singhvi and S J Mukhopadhaya upheld the constitutional validity of which section of Indian Penal Code that makes anal sex a punishable offence?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Section 298
[B] Section 307
[C] Section 377
[D] Section 391


2. The MiG-21 FL fighter jet, which had heralded the "supersonic era" in IAF and had changed the course of the 1971 Indo-Pak war due to its accuracy, belongs to history from today, 11th Dec 2013. Around 90 per cent of IAF pilots at present have flow one or the other type of MiG-21s ie - FL-77 which was phased out today and MiG-21 BIS. MiG jets were produced by a Russian company. Can you name the founders of the company?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Ilyushin Mikoyan and Michael Gurevich
[B] Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich
[C] Ilyushin Mikoyan and Mikhail Gore
[D] Yakovlev Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich


3. The last King of the erstwhile Mysore royal family, died in Bangalore on 10 December 2013 due to heart attack. Can you name him?
[Category: India Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Jayachamarajendra Wodiyar
[B] Jayaperiyar Wodiyar
[C] Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar
[D] Jayawanthakumara Wodiyar


4. In a bold and controversial move, which country on Tuesday, 10th December 2013, became the first country to legalize marijuana and make it a farm-to-table state business?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A] Nigeria
[B] Ghana
[C] Netherlands
[D] Uruguay


5. Amitabh Bahchan unveils Mary Kom's autobiography on 9th Dec 2013 and said that Olympic medal-winning boxer M.C. Mary Kom has made innumerable contributions in breaking stereotypes about women. What is the name of the autobiography?
[Category: Civil Services Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Unbreakable
[B] Unthinkable
[C] Untouchable
[D] Unstoppable


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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Latest Exams GK Current Affairs Quiz - 10 December 2013

1. Which Indian Software major on Monday, 9th Dec 2013, announced the launch of TradeEdge, an insights-driven sales platform, which would provide visibility to global brands across the demand chain from distributors to consumers?
[Category: Business Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Wipro
[B] HCL
[C] Infosys
[D] TCS


2. International Anti-Corruption Day is observed across the world on 9 December 2013 to raise awareness about the menace of Corruption and what people can do to fight it. What was the theme of this year for this day?
[Category: Important Days Current Affairs]
[A] Act against Corruption Today
[B] Disrupt Corruption Now
[C] Remove Corruption Today
[D] Stop Corruption Today


3. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) with winning over 28 of the 70 seats in the Delhi Assembly elections on 8 December 2013 met the eligibility criteria of Election Commssion to become a State Party. The Aam Aadmi Party registered as a political party by the Election Commission in March 2013. What is the criteria for a political party, which is recognised as a “State Party” to automatically become a national party?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Recognised as a “State Party” in five or more States
[B] Recognised as a “State Party” in four or more States
[C] Recognised as a “State Party” in three or more States
[D] Recognised as a “State Party” in two or more States


4. Which state topped the 29th Junior National Athletics Championships which concluded on 7 December 2013 held at Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Karnataka
[B] Kerala
[C] Tamilnadu
[D] Uttar Pradesh


5. Who has taken over as the India's next High Commissioner to the United Kingdom from Monday, 9th December 2013?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Ranjan Mathai
[B] Jaimini Bhagwati
[C] Gita Subramanyam
[D] Savitri Bhola


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Monday, December 9, 2013

9 December 2013 Current Affairs Questions Answers Quiz

1. Which party won the state assembly election 2013 in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh and emerged as the largest party in Delhi as per the results declared on 8th Dec 2013?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Indian National Congress
[B] Bhartiya Janta Party
[C] Aam Aadmi Party
[D] Janta Dal(U)


2. UN General Assembly elected which country to the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member on 6 December 2013 to replace Saudi Arabia?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A] Jordan
[B] Sudan
[C] Iran
[D] Afghanistan


3. A crowd of around 400 people set fire to vehicles and clashed with police in the Indian district of this country on Sunday, 8th Dec 2013, after a man was hit and killed by a bus, the first major riot in the city-state for more than 40 years. The riots came on the same day that country's ruling political party adopted a new resolution, the first since 1988, about its social aims. Which country are we talking about here?
[Category: Civil Services Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Saudi Arabia
[B] Dubai
[C] Singapore
[D] Malaysia


4. The 2013 UN Human Rights Prize (The prize is awarded every five years) were announced on 6th December 2013, and five out of the six winners included are son of freed slaves who works to eradicate slavery Biram Dah Abeid of Mauritania, campaigner from Kosovo for the rights of short statured people Hiljmnijeta Apuk, President emeritus of the World Federation of the Deaf Liisa Kauppinen, Former President of the Morocco Association for Human Rights Khadija Ryadi and Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice. Who is the sixth winner?
[Category: Exams Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Nelson Mandela
[B] Jimmy Carter
[C] Navi Pillay
[D] Malala Yousafzai


5. On 9th Dec 2013, Thai Prime Minister said she will dissolve parliament and call an election, after sustained protests in the capital, Bangkok. Can you name the Thai PM?
[Category: World Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Thaksin Shinawatra
[B] Suthep Thaugsuban
[C] Yingluck Shinawatra
[D] Jarupong Ruangsuwan


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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Current Affairs Quiz - 7-8 December 2013

1. Former President of South Africa and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela dies at the age of 95 on 5th December 2013. He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. When was he born?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] 18 July 1918
[B] 18 July 1919
[C] 18 July 1920
[D] 18 July 1921


2. On 7 December 2013, who was crowned with the pageant of Miss Earth 2013 at the Versailles Palace, Philippines?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A] Tereza Fajksova
[B] Catharina Choi
[C] Punika Kulsoontornrut
[D] Alyz Henrich


3. Which day was observed across India on 7 December 2013?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Air Force Day
[B] Armed Forces Flag Day
[C] Naval Day
[D] Army Day


4. Ali Osman Taha, the Vice President of which country resigned to pave way for the new Government on 7th Dec 2013?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Thailand
[B] South Africa
[C] Sudan
[D] Maldeevs


5. What is the trade agreement resulting from the Ninth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization in Bali, Indonesia on 3–7 December 2013 called?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] WTO Package
[B] Trade Package
[C] Bali Package
[D] Developing Trade Package


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Friday, December 6, 2013

Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz - 6 December 2013

1. On January 31, 2013 NGT had banned dumping of debris including construction material into Yamuna and had directed the states of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh to remove the rubble immediately while making such an offence punishable with a fine of Rs five lakh. But the Centre on 5th Dec 2013 informed the NGT that debris have not been completely removed from the area along river Yamuna despite its orders. What does NGT stands for?
[Category: Indian Current Affairs]
[A] National Green Treaty
[B] National Grameen Tribunal
[C] New Green Tribunal
[D] National Green Tribunal


2. Which company launched its premium European brand Vredestein to cater to high-end cars and SUVs in India?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Apollo Tyres
[B] MRF Tyres
[C] Goodyear India Ltd.
[D] Ceat Ltd


3. On 4 December 2013, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided to maintain the same oil output per day as in 2013 for the year 2014. The decision was taken at the 164th meeting of OPEC Oil Ministers in Vienna, Austria on 4 December 2013. What is the output to be maintained?
[Category: MBA Current Affairs]
[A] 10 million barrel per day
[B] 20 million barrel per day
[C] 30 million barrel per day
[D] 40 million barrel per day


4. Which country launched the Chang'e 3 lunar probe incorporating a robotic lander and Jade Rabbit rover on 2nd Dec 2013?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] USA
[B] Germany
[C] India
[D] China


5. A case for allegedly hurting religious sentiments was lodged at Kotwali police station following a complaint by Hasan Raza Khan Noori Miyan, son of the 'sajjadanasheen' of Dargah-e -Ala Hazrat Maulana Subhan Raza Khan Subhani Miyan, who objected to certain tweets by this person against clerics on November 6. Against whom this FIR has been lodged on 5th Dec 2013?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Salman Rushdie
[B] Tasleema Nasreen
[C] Zakir Naik
[D] Isioma Daniel


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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Latest Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz - 5 December 2013

1. The Congress led Haryana government on Thursday, 5th Dec 2013, served chargesheet to an IAS officer over Vadra-DLF land deal cancellation issue. He has been given 15 days time to reply to the chargesheet. The state government has chargesheeted him for overstepping his jurisdiction in the cancellation of Vadra-DLF land deal. Can you name this IAS officer, who has been transferred over 40 times in his career for exposing corruption?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Ashok Khemka
[B] Durga Shakti Nagpal
[C] Baba Hardev Singh
[D] Zia Ul Haq


2. Bharatiya Mahila Bank's (BMB) first branch in Madhya Pradesh is inaugurated in Indore on Thursday, 5th Dec 2013. The BMB branch in the city was established in the State Bank of India's (SBI) GPO premises. It was inaugurated by the Additional Secretary Finance, Government of India. Can you name her/him?
[Category: Bank PO Current Affairs]
[A] B P Joshi
[B] Kulwant Suri
[C] Snehlata Shrivastava
[D] Shikha Singh


3. Who will be the next Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of India in a decision taken unanimously by a panel comprising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and Law Minister Kapil Sibal on 5th Dec 2013?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Deepak Sandhu
[B] Sushma Singh
[C] S K Pattjoshi
[D] V K Upadhyaya


4. The official 2014 FIFA World Cup football match ball was unveiled on 3 December 2013 by manufacturers Adidas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. What name has been given to this ball?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Jabulani
[B] Adiba
[C] Zangoora
[D] Brazuka


5. International Volunteer Day (IVD), gives volunteers a chance to work together on projects and campaigns promoting their contributions to economic and social development at local, national and international levels. When was it observed across the world?
[Category: Day | Week | Year Current Affairs]
[A] 2nd December
[B] 3rd December
[C] 4th December
[D] 5th December


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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Current Affairs for December 2013 Questions Answers Quiz - 4 Dec 2013

1. Which day was observed across the world on 3 December 2013?
[Category: Important Days Current Affairs]
[A] International Day of Women
[B] International Day of Animals
[C] International Day of People with Disability
[D] International Peace Day


2. On 3rd Dec 2013, Apple has acquired which social media search and analytics start-up in $ 200 million, a business that specialises in analysing social media including Twitter to provide insights into sentiment on a variety of topics?
[Category: MBA Current Affairs]
[A] Topsy
[B] Gypsy
[C] Analytsy
[D] Lyticsy


3. Who has won the ICC People’s Choice Award for the year 2013 on 3rd December 2013?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Sachin Tendulkar
[B] Virat Kohli
[C] M S Dhoni
[D] Shikhar Dhawan


4. The Supreme Court on Tuesday, 3rd Dec 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?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] 31 December 2013
[B] 31 January 2014
[C] 28 February 2014
[D] 31 March 2014


5. Graft watchdog Transparency International released the report of its corruption survey on Tuesday, 3rd Dec 2013. The survey was based on the index that ranks countries on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean) based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. No country got 100, while two-thirds scored below 50. India scored 36 points on this index and is ranked _____ in 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index, which covered 177 countries.
[Category: Latest Current Affairs]
[A] 77
[B] 80
[C] 83
[D] 94


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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Online GK Current Affairs Quiz - 3 December 2013

1. On 2nd Dec 2013, Political parties in Jammu and Kashmir have united against the BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over his call for debate on the special status to Jammu and Kashmir enshrined in Constitution under which article?
[Category: Indian Political Current Affairs]
[A] Article 170
[B] Article 270
[C] Article 370
[D] Article 470


2. Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos made a splash on Sunday, 1st Dec 2013, with his radical plan to deliver goods to millions of its customers' doors by using a fleet of unmanned drone. The vehicles could be used to deliver packages up to 2.3 kg in less than 30 minutes within a 10-mile (16-km) radius of Amazon's fulfillment centers. What name has been given to this service by Amazon?
[Category: Tech Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Ama Air
[B] Prime Air
[C] AmazonAir
[D] Robo Air


3. On 30 November 2013, which state introduced PVC Electoral Photo Identity Card (PVC EPIC) as mandated by the Election Commission of India and hence become the first state in the country to introduce the newly designed EPIC?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Tripura
[B] Nagaland
[C] Chattisgarh
[D] Rajasthan


4. On 3rd Dec 2013, India successfully test-fired indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile with a strike range of 350 km from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha as part of a user trial by defence forces. What type of missile is Prithvi-II?
[Category: Indian Current Affairs]
[A] Surface to Air
[B] Air to Air
[C] Air to Surface
[D] Surface to Surface


5. The latest 'red list' of endangered bird species released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) includes how many Indian bird species which include the Great Indian Bustard, the Indian Vulture and Siberian cranes(All three are in the 'critically endangered' (CR) category)?
[Category: Banking Exams Current Affairs]
[A] 10
[B] 12
[C] 15
[D] 17


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Monday, December 2, 2013

GK Current Affairs Online Quiz - 2 December 2013

1. Which publication has published a report on 2nd Dec 2013 claiming that Sonia Gandhi is richer than Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Syria President Bashar al-Assad and is the 12th richest political leader in the world?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Huffington Post World
[B] The Herald Times
[C] Time
[D] The Guardian Post


2. Who has been named as group president of the Asia-Pacific region to oversee the Tupperware's (American direct selling multinational) operations in 15 countries, including India, China, Japan and Australia?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Puneet Narula
[B] Asha Gupta
[C] Atul Singh
[D] Ivan Menezes


3. Ministers and trade diplomats from how many countries will be participating at the WTO Ministerial meeting beginning in Bali on Tuesday with India seeking a deal on farm subsidies that will enable it to implement its USD 20 billion food security law without attracting any multilateral scrutiny?
[Category: Bank Exams Current Affairs]
[A] 98
[B] 102
[C] 145
[D] 159


4. Which country launched a rocket carrying its first moon rover, the “Jade Rabbit” on Monday, 2nd December 2013?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] Pakistan
[B] China
[C] India
[D] France


5. Which festival was opened by President Pranav Mukherjee on December 1, 2013 at Kisama village on the outskirts of Kohima, Nagaland?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Angami
[B] Kachari
[C] Hornbill
[D] Kuki


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Sunday, December 1, 2013

1 December 2013 GK Current Affairs Quiz

1. Who has won the women's singles title at the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold Tournament on Sunday, 1 December 2013?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Saina Nehwal
[B] PV Sindhu
[C] Li Michelle
[D] Jwala Gutta


2. Malala Yousafzai, Kainat Riaz and Shazia Ramzan on 27 November 2013 were chosen for which award of 2013 at London?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] GG2 (Garavi Gujarat 2) Hammer Award
[B] Asian of the Year award
[C] Award of Duke
[D] British Bravery Award


3. Which US actor, who starred in the Fast & Furious series of action films, has been killed in a car crash in California on 1 Dec 2013?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A] Vin Diesel
[B] Michelle Rodriguez
[C] Paul Walker
[D] Ludacris


4. On 28 November 2013, Princess Astrid of Belgium inaugurated the Consulate General of Belgium (This is the second Consulate General and the third diplomatic mission in India. ) in which city for expansion of the bilateral ties with India?
[Category: Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Hyderabad
[B] Kolkata
[C] Mumbai
[D] Chennai


5. Copy of a book printed in 1640, the first book printed in British North America, sells for US$14.2 million at auction, a record for a printed book. What is the name of the book?
[Category: GK Current Affairs]
[A] Bay Psalm Book
[B] Metrical psalter
[C] John Ratcliff
[D] Codex Leicester


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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Current Affairs Quiz for 29 - 30 November 2013

1. On 27 November 2013, who has been appointed as the chairman of MCX’s board by Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Satyananda Mishra
[B] Venkat Chary
[C] B P Khandelwal
[D] A K Bhola


2. The Okapi has been added to the endangered species list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) on 27 Nov 2013. The Okapi has striped markings similar to that of zebras, but is more closely related to the giraffe. IUCN's Red List of endangered species, updated twice a year, rates the okapi as endangered, the third ominous category behind "Critically Endangered" and "Extinct in the Wild." Can you name the country for which the Okapi is the national symbol?
[Category: Wildlife Current Affairs]
[A] Lativia
[B] Congo
[C] Romania
[D] Argentina


3. Union Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily on 29 November 2013 inaugurated the first "Synthetic Rubber Plant" of the country. The country’s first e-SBR (styrene butadiene rubber) unit was set up by Indian Synthetic Rubber Ltd (ISRL), a joint venture promoted by Indian Oil, TSRC Corporation, Taiwan, and Marubeni Corporation, Japan. Where is this plant was set up?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Thirusur
[B] Kangra
[C] Panipat
[D] Nashik


4. Who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award at the first Express IT Awards in Bangalore on Saturday, 30 Nov 2013?
[Category: Latest Current Affairs]
[A] N Chandrashekharan
[B] Azim Premji
[C] Nandan Nilekani
[D] N R Narayana Murthy


5. On 29 November 2013, which ministry signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Department of AIDS Control?
[Category: Indian Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs
[B] Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
[C] Union Ministry of Surface Transport
[D] Union Ministry of Railways


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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Daily Current GK and Current Affairs Quiz - 28 November 2013

1. Cadbury India, a part of Nasdaq-listed Mondelez International Group, on Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013. inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which Indian state government for setting up its largest Asia-Pacific manufacturing facility in the state?
[Category: MBA Entrance Current Affairs]
[A] Himachal Pradesh
[B] Uttarakhand
[C] Tamilnadu
[D] Andhra Pradesh


2. Who was named the greatest Spanish sports star in history on Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013, by readers of a Spanish sports daily Diario Marca?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Miguel Indurain
[B] Pau Gasol
[C] Amaya Valdemoro
[D] Rafael Nadal


3. As announced on 27 Nov 2013, an inexpensive multi-purpose 'nano-camera' that can operate at the speed of light has been developed by a team researchers, including Indian-origin scientists. The camera is based on "Time of Flight" technology in which the location of objects is calculated by how long it takes a light signal to reflect off a surface and return to the sensor. Where did this camera was developed?
[Category: Technology Current Affairs]
[A] California Institute of Technology
[B] Princeton University
[C] Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab
[D] Oxford College


4. Four judges M Chinapandi, D Krishnaraja, T Ramasamy and C S Murugan heard the trial of the sensational Sankararaman murder case that had lasted for eight years and on Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 acquitted all the accused, including Kanchi seers Jayendra Saraswathi and Vijayendra Saraswathi. In which court the judgement came on Wednesday?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Madras(Chennai)
[B] Puducherry
[C] Chengalpet
[D] Mehboobnagar


5. Who is appointed as Pakistan's new army head on 27 November 2013?
[Category: Civil Services Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Lt Gen Raheel Sharif
[B] Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani
[C] Lt Gen Rashid Mahmood
[D] Abdul Waheed Kakar


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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz - 27 November 2013

1. Aviation and travel-related services provider InterGlobe Enterprises is collaboration with CAE on Saturday, 23 Nov 2013, inaugurated India's largest pilot training facility. The New York Stock Exchange-listed CAE is a major player in modeling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defence sector. Where in India this facility was opened?
[Category: Civil Services Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Greater Noida
[B] Bengaluru
[C] Hyderabad
[D] Mumbai


2. Who was appointed as the new President of Standard & Poor's, the world's largest credit rater on 26 November 2013?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Douglas Peterson
[B] Neeraj Sahai
[C] Deven Sharma
[D] Vikram Pandit


3. The Supreme Court of India on 26 November 2013 constituted a ten-member Gender Sensitisation and Internal Complaints Committee (GSICC) to deal with complaints of sexual harassment within its premises. The committee was constituted by the Chief Justice of India P. Sathasivam. The committee is headed by Justice _______________. The committee has six other female members. Two members are outsiders and not connected with the Supreme Court.
[Category: Civil Services Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Ranjana Prakash Desai
[B] Pracheesh Desai
[C] Harimohan Lekha
[D] Shashi Goswami


4. Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), the promoters of Bengaluru International Airport, said on Sunday 24 November 2013, that they would change the name of the airport with the opening of the new Terminal 1A on December 14. The new terminal will be inaugurated by chief minister Siddaramaiah and Union civil aviation minister Ajit Singh. What would be the new name for the airport?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Tipu Sultan International Airport, Bengaluru
[B] Madikere International Airport, Bengaluru
[C] Rani Chennama International Airport, Bengaluru
[D] Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru


5. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on 26 November 2013 launched the construction of the country's biggest Nuclear power project. The 2200-MegaWatt- Karachi Coastal Power Project, comprising the K-2 and K-3 nuclear plants, is being built at Paradise Beach, located 40 km from the Karachi. The nuclear power plant is to be built with which country's technical assistance on the Arabian Sea coast?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] USA
[B] Iran
[C] China
[D] Japan


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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

26 November 2013 Current Affairs Digest

1. On 25 Nov 2013, this airport has announced a uniform set of charges for both international and domestic passengers and airlines to make more use of the capacity of the airport. Sector regulator Airports Economic Regulatory Authority has approved the new rates last week, which will come into effect from January 1, 2014, in the first year. This is the first time in India that any airport has kept uniform charges for both international and domestic passengers. Can you name the airport?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati
[B] Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata
[C] Raja Bhoj Airport, Bhopal
[D] Bengaluru International Airport, Bangalore


2. A powerful burst of hot ash and gravel has erupted from a rumbling volcano in western Indonesia on 25 November 2013. Authorities raised the alert status to the highest level after a series of eruptions from the volcano. Can you name the volcano which erupted on Monday?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A] Mount Geureudong
[B] Mount Sibualbuali
[C] Mount Tandikat
[D] Mount Sinabung


3. Time has shortlisted 42 global leaders, entrepreneurs and celebrities for its 'Person of the Year 2013' and will announce the winner next month. Which Indian is among Time magazine's shortlisted candidates for its 'Person of the Year' title?
[Category: Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Rahul Gandhi
[B] Sachin Tendulkar
[C] Narendra Modi
[D] Sonia Gandhi


4. International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women is observed on 25 November 2013 across the world to raise awareness about violence against women. What was the theme for this day for year 2013?
[Category: Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Grace the Women
[B] Unite to End Violence against Women
[C] Women Empowerment
[D] Enabling Power in Women


5. Who was sworn in as the 22nd Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh by Governor Ram Naresh Yadav at Raj Bhavan, Bhopal on 24 November 2013?
[Category: States Current Affairs]
[A] Justice Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar
[B] Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde
[C] Justice Shivraj V Patil
[D] Justice Sachin Kumar Arsude


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Monday, November 25, 2013

Current Affairs GK:Today's Quiz - 25 November 2013

1. Which state won the overall championship in the 67th National swimming championships which concluded at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Aquatic Complex, Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday, 24 nov 2013?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Karnataka
[B] Kerala
[C] Maharashtra
[D] Tamilnadu


2. In one of the largest overseas engineering and project consultancy contracts bagged by an Indian firm in recent times, state-run Engineers India (EIL) has received an order on 24th Nov 2013 from Nigeria's which company/group to set up a mega refinery and petrochemicals complex in that country?
[Category: Past Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Dangote Group
[B] Niger Delta Power Holding Company
[C] Niger Delta Development Commission
[D] Niger Heinsen Group


3. Which company will replace Jindal Steel And Power Ltd (JSPL) in the benchmark BSE Sensex (Bombay Stock Exchange index) starting on December 23, 2013, according to a statement released by BSE on Friday, 22 Nov 2013?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] ICICI Bank
[B] Axis Bank
[C] Ambuja Cement
[D] Hindalco


4. The COP-19, UN Climate Change Conference 2013 concluded on 23 November 2013 by approving the new global treaty. The UN climate talks concluded with delegates reaching a compromise on how to fight global warming. After initial deadlock, a way out for a new global climate treaty to be signed in Paris in 2015 was approved. Where was this conference held?
[Category: Civil Services Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Berlin, Germany
[B] Geneva, Switzerland
[C] Warsaw, Poland
[D] Durban, South Africa


5. Afghanistan’s Grand Assembly of tribal elders and elite persons on 24 November 2013 gave its consent on the issue of signing the Afghan-US Bilateral Security Agreement that would pave the way for the continuation of some US troops in the country after 2014. By what name this 2500 member traditional assembly is known as?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A] Baath
[B] Sime
[C] Quaisar
[D] Loya Jirga


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Sunday, November 24, 2013

24 November 2013 Current Affairs GK:Today's Quiz

1. Who is appointed as Chairman of Law Commission of India on 22nd November 2013?
[Category: Civil Services Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Justice Ajit Prakash Shah
[B] Justice Sarbjit Sheth
[C] Justice Sankar Roy Chowdhary
[D] Justice V Krishnamoorthy


2. Which country struck a historic nuclear deal on Sunday, 24 Nov 2013, with the United States and five other world powers, in the most significant development between US and this country in more than three decades of estrangement between the two nations?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] Iraq
[B] Pakistan
[C] North Korea
[D] Iran


3. The North East Business summit is being jointly organized by the Indian Chambers of Commerce and the DoNER Ministry from 22 to 24 November 2013. At which place this summit is happening?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Gangtok, Sikkim
[B] Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
[C] Dibrugarh, Assam
[D] Guwahati, Assam


4. On 23 November 2013, which country announced that it was set up an Air Defence Identification Zone over an area in the East China Sea(The Zone includes Senkaku islands that are controlled by Japan but claimed by China)?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A] China
[B] Japan
[C] India
[D] North Korea


5. Who has been reappointed as All India Football Federation (AIFF) General Secretary for a second term of another three years on 20 November 2013?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Sharad Pawar
[B] Kushal Das
[C] Rob Baan
[D] Ajay Maken


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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Daily Current Affairs and Online GK Quiz - 23 November 2013

1. Who dethroned Viswanathan Anand as the World Chess Champion with a 65 move draw in the 10th game on Friday, 22nd November 2013 in Chennai, and becomes the first World Champion from Norway?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Gary Carlsen
[B] Magnus Heinsen
[C] Magnus Warner
[D] Magnus Carlsen


2. A panel of ministers(EGoM), headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram, on Friday, 22 Nov 2013, decided to slash the starting prices of spectrum to be auctioned in January, hoping to attract interest from debt-laden telecom operators that largely stayed away from the previous two rounds citing high base levels. What does EGoM means?
[Category: Latest Terms Current Affairs]
[A] Empowered Group of Ministers
[B] Encore Group of Ministers
[C] Enhanced Group of Ministers
[D] Engineered Group of Ministers


3. On 22 Nov 2013, eminent Scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee Prof CNR Rao has become the first Indian scientist to be elected as honorary foreign member of which academy?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Chinese Academy of Science
[B] US Academy of Science
[C] UK Academy of Science
[D] German Academy of Science


4. In a mammoth exercise to settle 39 lakh pending cases, Supreme Court Chief Justice ____________ Saturday inaugurated a day-long National Lok Adalat where for the first time cases are being taken up simultaneously all over the country for settlement. The Lok Adalats are taking place in the Supreme Court, 24 high courts and all the district courts of the country.
[Category: Indian Current Affairs]
[A] J C Oberoi
[B] P. Sathasivam
[C] K. Halaskar
[D] G D Batra


5. India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable ballistic missile from a naval ship off Odisha coast today, 23rd November 2013. The surface-to-surface missile is the naval variant of India's indigenously developed 'Prithvi' missile. The single-stage, liquid propelled missile has already been inducted into the armed services and is one of the five missiles developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP). Can you name the missile?
[Category: Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Dhruva
[B] Dhanush
[C] Shastra
[D] Astra


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Friday, November 22, 2013

Latest Current Affairs GK News - 22 November 2013

1. Tarun Tejpal had on Wednesday, 20th Nov 2013, announced his decision to step down as editor of the magazine he founded for six months following a journalist's complaint to the magazine's managing editor Shoma Chaudhury on November 18 alleging that while on duty she was sexually assaulted by Tejpal on two occasions on November 7 and 8 at the magazine's annual ThinkFest. Can you name the magazine?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] KobraPost
[B] Khabarnama
[C] Tehelka
[D] Gulelpost


2. A Silicon Valley jury has ruled on 21st Nov 2013 that Samsung must pay to Apple for copying iPhone and iPad features in its devices. How much fine has been imposed on Samsung for the same?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] $100 million
[B] $150 million
[C] $200 million
[D] $290 million


3. A cyclonic storm in Bay of Bengal, is heading to hit Andhra Pradesh coast on 22nd Nov 2013, while several parts of the region started receiving heavy rain under its impact. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the severe cyclonic storm will cross the coast near Machillipatnam around Friday afternoon. What is the name of this cyclone?
[Category: National Current Affairs]
[A] Helen
[B] Katrina
[C] Kareena
[D] Saifeena


4. Which media portal on Thursday, 21 Nov 2013, claimed to have done a sting operation on Aam Aadmi Party's senior leaders including Shazia Ilmi and Kumar Vishwas and alleged that they were involved in "raising funds through illegal means."?
[Category: Political Current Affairs]
[A] Tehelka
[B] Media Sarkar
[C] Zee News
[D] India TV


5. On 21st November 2013, which company launched a new lung cancer drug, Mycidac-C, priced at 40000 rupees for 10 course injection?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Cipla
[B] Dr. Reddys Laboratories
[C] Cadila Pharmaceuticals
[D] Ranbaxy


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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Daily Current Affairs Online Gk Quiz - 21 November 2013

1. The 44th edition of the Indian International Film Festival is started in Goa on 20th November 2013. Who became the first actor to receive the Centenary Award for the Film Personality of the Year, which marks Indian cinema's 100th birthday in IIFF?
[Category: Indian Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Waheeda Rehman
[B] Amitbh Bachchan
[C] Shahrukh Khan
[D] Dilip Kumar


2. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has launched a user-friendly scheme aimed at making purchase of e-tickets easier in the second week of November 2013. The scheme is a rolling deposit scheme wherein the customers will have an account with the IRCTC and deposit money to be used in future for booking e-tickets from its website. What name has been given to the scheme?
[Category: National Current Affairs]
[A] m-wallet
[B] i-wallet
[C] e-wallet
[D] r-wallet


3. Overseas unit of state explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) have signed a memorandum on joint exploration of crude oil with which company on 20 November 2013?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Shell Canada
[B] Petrovietnam
[C] British Petroleum
[D] Qatar Petroleum


4. On 19 November 2013, who was selected for Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for the year 2013?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A] Malal Yusufzai
[B] Nelson Mandela
[C] Ban Ki Moon
[D] Dr. Angela Merkel


5. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 19 November 2013 directed Public Sector Banks (PSBs) to provide loans to whom at 7 per cent per annum to avail the benefit of interest rate subvention scheme under the Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana-Aajeevika (SGSY) scheme?
[Category: Banking Current Affairs]
[A] Women Self Help Groups
[B] Minority Groups
[C] Gram Sabha
[D] Grameen Mahila Sanghtan


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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Current GK Quiz - 20 November 2013

1. With no sign of employees on strike relenting, the state government on Tuesday invoked Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA), which makes the ongoing strike "100 per cent illegal". The invoking of ESMA comes amid renewed threat from the state government employees to "shut-down all the emergency services as well," if their demands for pay and perks similar to those of central government employees, are not met. In which state ESMA has been invoked on Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Andhra Pradesh
[B] Uttar Pradesh
[C] Rajasthan
[D] Orissa


2. On Tuesday, 19 November 2013, Indian football captain scored his 43rd goal to become the country's top goal scorer. Can you name him?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Bhaichung Bhutia
[B] Sunil Chhetri
[C] Shabbir Ali
[D] IM Vijayan


3. Which country went to polls on Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013, to elect the Constituent Assembly of the country hit by political stalemate, Maoist threats and violence?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A] India
[B] Bhutan
[C] Nepal
[D] Myanmar


4. An Indian-origin woman is first elected socialist in US. She has been elected to the prestigious Seattle City Council, making her the first socialist to be voted to an elected office. Who is she?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] Suchitra Krishnamoorthi
[B] Sonia Suri
[C] Neeru Chawla
[D] Kshama Sawant


5. What material has been used by US researchers to create the world’s smallest FM radio transmitter, a nano-mechanical system that can create FM signals?
[Category: Science Current Affairs]
[A] Graphene
[B] Caffene
[C] Biotene
[D] Stacene


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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November Current Affairs Questions Answers Quiz - 19 November 2013

1. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Monday, 18 November 2013, that it would provide liquidity support to micro and small enterprises to help them tide over difficulties they might face due to the economic slowdown. The central bank will provide the support through the Small Industrial Development Bank of India (SIDBI) in the form of refinancing of loans. The refinance will be available against receivables, including export receivables, outstanding as on Nov 14, 2013 onwards. What is the amount which would be provide as a liquidity support to SMEs?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Rs 2000 Crore
[B] Rs 3000 Crore
[C] Rs 4000 Crore
[D] Rs 5000 Crore


2. According to the report on 18 Nov 2013, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority or PEMRA has imposed the fine of 1 crore for airing Indian and foreign content more than the permissible limits on the few entertainment channels and sent them letters, warning them against such practice in the future. How many channels were fined?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] 5
[B] 10
[C] 15
[D] 20


3. Which state government is considering adding a lesson on Sachin Tendulkar in school syllabus so that the children are inspired by his life and achievements?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Uttar Pradesh
[B] Karnataka
[C] Maharashtra
[D] Gujarat


4. On 18th Nov 2013, the Reserve Bank of India fell short of its target on liquidity enhancement as it bought about 77% of the targeted Rs 8,000 crore of bond purchases as it did not accept bids at higher yield levels. RBI bought government securities worth 6,157 crore from total bids of 13,765 crore received from investors through OMO. What is OMO?
[Category: Finance Current Affairs]
[A] Open Market Operations
[B] Opex Market Operations
[C] Open Measurement Operations
[D] Operative Market Offer


5. The first branch of India's first all-women bank - Bharatiya Mahila Bank, will be opened on Tuesday, 19-November-2013. The branch is part of the seven branches across the country that will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi via video conferencing from Mumbai. The government has targeted setting up of 25 such branches across the country by March 31, 2014. Where is the first branch getting opened today?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Mumbai
[B] New Delhi
[C] Bhopal
[D] Lucknow


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Monday, November 18, 2013

18 November 2013 GK News Current Affairs Quiz

1. According to a new research results published on Sunday 17th Nov 2013, which country has the world's largest active Twitter(microblogging site) users?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] Saudi Arabia
[B] USA
[C] India
[D] Germany


2. Narendra Modi addresses 3.5 lakh people in Bangalore who have reportedly registered for the rally by paying an entry fee. This is a historical phenomenon where people are paying money to attend the rally of a Leader instead of getting money to attend it. BJP will donate the amount collected from the rally for the construction of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel statue in Gujarat. How much was the entry fee for the rally on Sunday, 17th Nov 2013?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Rs 5
[B] Rs 10
[C] Rs 15
[D] Rs 20


3. He is the man behind India's maiden Mars mission. He is an eminent scientist and a well recognized international authority on solid state and materials chemistry. He has published over 1,400 research papers and 45 books. He has been awarded Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, on Saturday, 16 Nov 2013. Can you name him?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Prof CNR Rao
[B] Prof Srinivasan
[C] Satish Dhawan
[D] Prof G D Batra


4. As announced on 18th November 2013, Delhi-based auto component maker has formed a joint venture with Italian busmaker BredaMenarinibus to manufacture luxury buses in India. The Indo-Italian venture will set up a plant at Kosi, near Faridabad in Haryana, and produce 2,000 buses every year initially, as part of a 500-crore investment plan. Can you name the Indian auto component maker?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Minda Group
[B] JBM Auto
[C] Telcon
[D] Automart


5. Who has been named male World Athlete of the Year for a fifth time on 16th November 2013?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
[B] Bohdan Bondarenko
[C] Mo Farah
[D] Usain Bolt


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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Current Affairs India and World Latest Quiz - 17 November 2013

1. "Information technology should be used to its maximum potential and common man should be empowered by using technological interventions," Narendra Modi said after inaugurating the country's largest software firm's state-of-the-art 10,000-seat TCS' campus in Gandhinagar on 16 November 2013. What is the name of the IT park he inaugurated?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Kranti Park
[B] Shanti Park
[C] IT Park
[D] Garima Park


2. Who has won the presidential election run-off vote in the Maldives on 16 November 2013?
[Category: World Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Abdulla Yameen
[B] Mohamed Nasheed
[C] Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
[D] Mohamed Rasheed


3. Who has been given Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, on Saturday, 16 Nov 2013 and hence making him the first sportsperson to be bestowed with the honour?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Major Dhyanchand
[B] Milkha Singh
[C] Sachin Tendulkar
[D] Kapil Dev


4. Who inaugurated the 33rd edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF) - the flagship event of India Trade Promotion Organisation, on November 14, 2013?
[Category: Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Manmohan Singh
[B] Pranab Mukherjee
[C] Kapil Sibbal
[D] Sonia Gandhi


5. Which hardline separatist leader has been put under house arrest on Saturday, 16 November 2013?
[Category: Political Current Affairs]
[A] Ayaz Akbar
[B] Mir Waiz
[C] Umar Farooq
[D] Syed Ali Shah Geelani


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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Daily Current Affairs GK for Exams - 16 November 2013

1. In a befitting farewell to an Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, India beat West Indies by an innings and 126 runs in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium on 16 Nov 2013 to clinch the series 2-0. How much runs did Sachin scored in his last test?
[Category: Cricket Current Affairs]
[A] 29
[B] 74
[C] 89
[D] 109


2. Which bank(the biggest US bank by assets) said on Friday, 15 Nov 2013, it has agreed to pay $4.5 billion to settle claims by investors who lost money on mortgage-backed securities before the collapse of the US housing market?
[Category: Banking Current Affairs]
[A] JPMorgan Chase & Co
[B] Lehman Brothers
[C] Goldman Sachs
[D] Bank of America


3. On 15th Nov 2013, American defence major Boeing has delivered the second patrol aircraft to India that is likely to boost the Indian Navy's long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare capabilities. Can you name this aircraft?
[Category: India Latest Current Affairs]
[A] BO-Xi
[B] P-3D
[C] S-8I
[D] P-8I


4. Which city in India started Rapid Metro on 14th November 2013?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] New Delhi
[B] Bangalore
[C] Gurgaon
[D] Mumbai


5. President Pranab Mukherjee released a postal stamp to commemorate which anniversary of The Times of India in an elegant ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on 14th Nov 2013?
[Category: Latest Banking Current Affairs]
[A] 50th
[B] 100th
[C] 150th
[D] 175th


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