Friday, May 17, 2013

17 May 2013 - Current Affairs Questions with Answers Quiz

1. The 2013 Indian Premier League spot fixing case arose when the Delhi Police arrested three cricketers, who represented the Rajasthan Royals in the 2013 IPL, on the charges of spot-fixing. Can you name them?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Mohnish Mishra, Ajit Chandila and Shalabh Srivastava
[B] Sreesanth, Mohnish Mishra and Ajit Chandila
[C] Sreesanth, Mohnish Mishra and Shalabh Srivastava
[D] Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan

2. India on 15 May 2013 got the observer status in which council along with four other nations - China, Italy, Singapore and South Korea?
[Category: Civil Service Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Arctic Council
[B] Atlantic Council
[C] Pacific Council
[D] Oceanic Council

3. What rate of interest was approved by the Finance Ministry on 16 May 2013 for Employees Provident Fund for 2012-13?
[Category: Banking Current Affairs]
[A] 9.0 %
[B] 8.75 %
[C] 8.5 %
[D] 8.25 %

4. On Thursday, 16 May 2013, the Union cabinet of India raised the creamy layer restriction on annual income from Rs 4.5 lakh to Rs ____ lakh for enjoying the reservation under the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) category.
[Category: Political Current Affairs]
[A] 5
[B] 6
[C] 7
[D] 8

5. The final marks of successful candidates of the civil services examination were made public for the first time by the Union Public Services Commission website on Thursday, 16 May 2013. The move came following a direction by the Central Inforamtion Commission (CIC) to make the results public on the UPSC website. How much did Haritha V Kumar, a woman engineer from Kerala, who topped the exam this year, scored?
[Category: Exams Current Affairs]
[A] 52 %
[B] 53 %
[C] 67 %
[D] 76 %