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Monday, January 7, 2013

Daily Quiz: 07 January 2013 Current Affairs

1. Three persons were killed in the fire that broke out in a storage tank of the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) terminal on Saturday. The facility has nine tanks. Tank no. 4 had almost 5,000 kl of petrol, half of its capacity, when it caught fire. The fire was contained after a 21-hour operation. This is the second major fire at the IOC storage depots since 2009. On October 29, 2009, a fire broke out at the Jaipur terminal. It was attributed to the failure to follow safety procedures. Where is this IOC terminal located?
[Category: National News Current Affairs]
[A] Hazira, Gujarat
[B] Digboi, Assam
[C] Barauni, Bihar
[D] Haldia, West Bengal


2. The top leadership of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and the ruling Akali Dal, stayed away from a function within the Golden Temple complex, where the Jathedar of the Akal Takht, Giani Gurbachan Singh honoured on Sunday the assassins of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. At a function organised to mark the 24th anniversary of their hanging, the Jathedar of the apex religio-temporal seat of the Sikh community bestowed siropa (robes of religious honour) on the relatives of convicts in the Indira Gandhi assassination case. Who were convicted in this case?
[Category: National Political Current Affairs]
[A] Simranjit Singh and Harnam Singh
[B] Joginder Singh and Ranjeet Singh
[C] Beant Singh and Harnam Singh
[D] Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh


3. As announed on Sunday, 6th Jan 2013, Lenovo Group Ltd., one of the world’s largest PC makers, is all set to launch a new Windows 8 operating system with a humongous 27 inch screen. According to reports, the tablet will allow four people to work on the tablet at once and that is why it is being called as an 'interpersonal computer' as opposed to a "personal computer". The tablet's screen recognizes 10 point finger touches. It is 1.06 inches thick but weighs 17 pounds (7.71 kilograms). What is the name of this coffee table sized tablet?
[Category: Technology Current Affairs]
[A] ThinkCentre Table PC
[B] IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC
[C] ThinkIdea Horizon Table PC
[D] YogaPad Idea Table PC


4. The three-day 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) kicked off on Monday, 7th January 2013. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the annual flagship event on January 08 and President Pranab Mukherjee will deliver the valedictory address on January 09 and also confer the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awards. This is the first time in PBD that there is going to be an exclusive session on Middle East. Where is this PBD being organized?
[Category: Business and Trade Current Affairs]
[A] New Delhi, Delhi
[B] Jaipur, Rajasthan
[C] Kochi, Kerala
[D] Surat, Gujarat


5. President of Mauritius broke down upon his arrival in the land of his forefathers in a non-descript village of Bihar on Sunday, 6th January 2013. His ancestors had migrated to Mauritius about 150 years ago. He was speaking at a civic reception organised in his honour at Wajitpur village in Masaurhi sub-division of Patna district. What is the name of the President of Mauritius?
[Category: International News Current Affairs]
[A] Lakshman Paryag
[B] Mahesh Prasad Nonia
[C] Rajkeswur Purryag
[D] Seewoosagur Ramgoolam


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