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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

January Current Affairs Questions Answers: 16 January 2013

1. India, on Tuesday 15 January 2013, signed an MoU with a country aimed at building capacity for developing institutional framework and identifying thrust areas and opportunities for micro, small and medium enterprises in this country. The MoU was signed here between the Ministry of Planning and Investments of thsi country and Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) of India during the ongoing 4-day state visit of Vice President Hamid Ansari to the country. With which country India signed this MoU(Memorandum of Understanding)?
[Category: News Economy Foreign Trade Current Affairs]
[A] Qatar
[B] Phillipines
[C] Indonesia
[D] Vietnam


2. In a major blow to Pakistan government and the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday, 15 January 2013, ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in the Rs 22 billion scam. A three-member bench led by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to arrest 16 accused including the PM within 24 hours and present them before the court tomorrow. In which scam SC gave this order?
[Category: International Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Forex Scam Case
[B] Visa Scam
[C] Rental Power Projects Scam
[D] Pakistan Steel Mills Scam


3. In a massive reprieve for Mohun Bagan, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013, revoked the two-year ban on the club while imposing a fine of Rs. 2 crore for abandoning its I-League derby against East Bengal midway in December 2012. The decision was taken during the AIFF’s executive committee meeting, chaired by president Praful Patel. Mohun Bagan will be continue to play in the current season, but they will lose all the points they have earned so far in the league. They will start with zero points and will have to pay Rs. 2 crore as compensation. How many points Mohun Bagan lost?
[Category: Indian Sports Current Affairs]
[A] 8
[B] 10
[C] 12
[D] 14


4. In a bid to give a rejuvenated look to his government an year ahead of the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the state, the Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday inducted ________ new faces after dropping eight ministers, seven from his National Conference (NC) and one from coalition partner, the Congress. Jammu and Kashmir, the only state where the legislative Assembly has a six-year tenure, is due to go to polls before December 2014 and Omar made it clear that this would be his ministerial team all the way to the elections barring anything unforeseen.
[Category: India Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Ten
[B] Nine
[C] Eight
[D] Seven


5. The weather office, on Tuesday 15 January 2013, launched an application that enables smartphone and tablet computer users access near-real time weather-related information in Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai. The 'Indian-weather' app can be downloaded free of cost from Google Play. During next 8-10 months, the application would cover a range of products including weather bulletins, alerts for significant events and agromet advisories. The app was launched at a function to commemorate the 138th foundation day of the IMD by Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences. Can you name the minister?
[Category: Indian Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Vayalar Ravi
[B] S. Jaipal Reddy
[C] Kapil Sibal
[D] Verappa Moily


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