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Thursday, January 24, 2013

January 2013 Current Affairs News Quiz: 24 January 2013

1. From amendments to the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act and criminal laws dealing with sexual violence against women to immediate steps to check trafficking of women and children, the three-member Justice (retd) J S Verma Committee on Wednesday, 23rd Jan 2013, presented a detailed roadmap of steps the Centre and states should take to prevent sexual crimes against women. Justice Verma, the head of the three-member panel, was approached by the Central government for the task on December 23, 2012. The other members of the panel are former Himachal Pradesh Chief Justice _________ and former Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam.
[Category: India Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Leila Seth
[B] R. K. Singh
[C] Neeraj Kumar
[D] V S Sirpurkar


2. Shah Rukh Khan becomes first Indian actor to grace the cover of a business magazine as announced on 23rd Jan 2013. The upcoming edition of an Indian magazine has featured the names of the 100 most powerful people in India. And featured on the cover will be none other than Shah Rukh Khan who is one of the names listed in the feature. In the fou years, since this business magazine has entered the Indian market, SRK will be the first actor on the cover page. Which magazine has chosen him for the cove page?
[Category: India Online Current Affairs]
[A] Business Today
[B] Business World
[C] Forbes
[D] The Economist


3. Flight tickets booked online or through agents will soon get cheaper as the Supreme Court on Wednesday restrained them from charging transaction fee ranging between Rs 200 and Rs 350 per passengers. A bench comprising Justices D K Jain and Madan B Lokur ordered implementation of a circular issued by the DGCA on December 17, 2012, abolishing collection of transaction fee. The order came on a petition filed by one T G N Kumar who had challenged the levying of user development fee by airlines from passengers. The bench said henceforth, no airline would charge transaction fee in any form. What is full form o DGCA?
[Category: Business India Current Affairs]
[A] Department of General Civil Aviation
[B] Directorate General of Civil Aviation
[C] Department of General of Civil Airworthiness
[D] Directorate General of Country's Airlines


4. Unfazed by objections from some quarters over the participation of certain authors, the annual _________Literature Festival is begun on 24th Jan 2013 with event co-director William Dalrymple today saying few fringe groups were trying to hog the limelight. The festival that hogged much attention last year due to Salman Rushdie’s planned visit — that ultimately did not materialise — is once again facing the ire of Muslim as well as right-wing Hindu groups. Following recent tension between India and Pakistan over cross-border violations, many right-wing organisations have opposed the participation of Pakistani authors in the festival.
[Category: National News Current Affairs]
[A] Bangalore
[B] Delhi
[C] Jodhpur
[D] Jaipur


5. The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Swiss non-profit foundation, based in Cologny, Geneva. It describes itself as an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The Forum is best known for its annual meeting in Davos, a mountain resort in Graub√ľnden, in the eastern Alps region of Switzerland. The 2013 meeting is being held from January 23 to January 26, 2013. What is the theme of this years meeting?
[Category: World Economy Current Affairs]
[A] The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models
[B] Resilient Dynamism
[C] World: 20-20
[D] Sustainable Competetive Advantage


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