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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Today's Current Affairs Quiz - 16 April 2013

1. A strong earthquake rocked large parts of north India, including the national capital and its adjoining areas on Tuesday, 16 April 2013. Tremors were felt in Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Chandigarh. The epicentre of the quake was the Pakistan-Iran border and it measured ________ on the Richter scale.
[Category: Breaking News Current Affairs]
[A] 6.2
[B] 6.9
[C] 7.3
[D] 7.8


2. According to the latest data released by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on 16 Apr 2013, the foreign investments into Indian markets through P-Notes, a preferred route for HNIs and hedge funds, rose moderately to Rs 1.64 lakh crore (over USD 30 billion) in February. What does P-Notes means?
[Category: Banking Current Affairs]
[A] Participatory-Notes
[B] Paper-Notes
[C] Principle-Notes
[D] Proxy-Notes


3. In a first of its kind scheme to reach out and help lakhs of its troops, country’s second largest paramilitary force has decided to observe 2013 as the Year of the Jawan. Can you name the paramilitary force?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Central Reserve Police Force
[B] Border Security Force
[C] Indian Coast Guard
[D] Assam Rifles


4. The Kama Sutra has been sexed up for the 21st century with an app that enables couples to study its erotic poses in 3D. State-of-the-art technology transforms the historic manual's illustrations into holograms that pop up in front of a smartphone or tablet. Each image can be seen from all angles, meaning users are offered a complete view of the guide's sexual diagrams. What is the name of the free app that was launched on 15 Apr 2013?
[Category: Mobile Current Affairs]
[A] Kamachitra
[B] Kama Xtra
[C] Kama Xcitra
[D] Kama sutra 3D


5. As announced on 16 Apr 2013, gas utility firm GAIL India Ltd plans to sell part of its 4.6 percent stake in Hong Kong-listed gas distribution firm in which GAIL made a strategic investment of Rs 137 crore by acquiring 210 million shares in 2005. Can you name the company where GAIL is divesting its equity?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Hongkong Gas Holdings
[B] Taiwan Gas Holdings
[C] China Gas Holdings
[D] RAS Gas Holdings


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