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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Current Affairs Quiz for 29 - 30 November 2013

1. On 27 November 2013, who has been appointed as the chairman of MCX’s board by Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Satyananda Mishra
[B] Venkat Chary
[C] B P Khandelwal
[D] A K Bhola

2. The Okapi has been added to the endangered species list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) on 27 Nov 2013. The Okapi has striped markings similar to that of zebras, but is more closely related to the giraffe. IUCN's Red List of endangered species, updated twice a year, rates the okapi as endangered, the third ominous category behind "Critically Endangered" and "Extinct in the Wild." Can you name the country for which the Okapi is the national symbol?
[Category: Wildlife Current Affairs]
[A] Lativia
[B] Congo
[C] Romania
[D] Argentina

3. Union Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily on 29 November 2013 inaugurated the first "Synthetic Rubber Plant" of the country. The country’s first e-SBR (styrene butadiene rubber) unit was set up by Indian Synthetic Rubber Ltd (ISRL), a joint venture promoted by Indian Oil, TSRC Corporation, Taiwan, and Marubeni Corporation, Japan. Where is this plant was set up?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Thirusur
[B] Kangra
[C] Panipat
[D] Nashik

4. Who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award at the first Express IT Awards in Bangalore on Saturday, 30 Nov 2013?
[Category: Latest Current Affairs]
[A] N Chandrashekharan
[B] Azim Premji
[C] Nandan Nilekani
[D] N R Narayana Murthy

5. On 29 November 2013, which ministry signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Department of AIDS Control?
[Category: Indian Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs
[B] Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
[C] Union Ministry of Surface Transport
[D] Union Ministry of Railways


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Daily Current GK and Current Affairs Quiz - 28 November 2013

1. Cadbury India, a part of Nasdaq-listed Mondelez International Group, on Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013. inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which Indian state government for setting up its largest Asia-Pacific manufacturing facility in the state?
[Category: MBA Entrance Current Affairs]
[A] Himachal Pradesh
[B] Uttarakhand
[C] Tamilnadu
[D] Andhra Pradesh

2. Who was named the greatest Spanish sports star in history on Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013, by readers of a Spanish sports daily Diario Marca?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Miguel Indurain
[B] Pau Gasol
[C] Amaya Valdemoro
[D] Rafael Nadal

3. As announced on 27 Nov 2013, an inexpensive multi-purpose 'nano-camera' that can operate at the speed of light has been developed by a team researchers, including Indian-origin scientists. The camera is based on "Time of Flight" technology in which the location of objects is calculated by how long it takes a light signal to reflect off a surface and return to the sensor. Where did this camera was developed?
[Category: Technology Current Affairs]
[A] California Institute of Technology
[B] Princeton University
[C] Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab
[D] Oxford College

4. Four judges M Chinapandi, D Krishnaraja, T Ramasamy and C S Murugan heard the trial of the sensational Sankararaman murder case that had lasted for eight years and on Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 acquitted all the accused, including Kanchi seers Jayendra Saraswathi and Vijayendra Saraswathi. In which court the judgement came on Wednesday?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Madras(Chennai)
[B] Puducherry
[C] Chengalpet
[D] Mehboobnagar

5. Who is appointed as Pakistan's new army head on 27 November 2013?
[Category: Civil Services Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Lt Gen Raheel Sharif
[B] Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani
[C] Lt Gen Rashid Mahmood
[D] Abdul Waheed Kakar


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz - 27 November 2013

1. Aviation and travel-related services provider InterGlobe Enterprises is collaboration with CAE on Saturday, 23 Nov 2013, inaugurated India's largest pilot training facility. The New York Stock Exchange-listed CAE is a major player in modeling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defence sector. Where in India this facility was opened?
[Category: Civil Services Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Greater Noida
[B] Bengaluru
[C] Hyderabad
[D] Mumbai

2. Who was appointed as the new President of Standard & Poor's, the world's largest credit rater on 26 November 2013?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Douglas Peterson
[B] Neeraj Sahai
[C] Deven Sharma
[D] Vikram Pandit

3. The Supreme Court of India on 26 November 2013 constituted a ten-member Gender Sensitisation and Internal Complaints Committee (GSICC) to deal with complaints of sexual harassment within its premises. The committee was constituted by the Chief Justice of India P. Sathasivam. The committee is headed by Justice _______________. The committee has six other female members. Two members are outsiders and not connected with the Supreme Court.
[Category: Civil Services Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Ranjana Prakash Desai
[B] Pracheesh Desai
[C] Harimohan Lekha
[D] Shashi Goswami

4. Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), the promoters of Bengaluru International Airport, said on Sunday 24 November 2013, that they would change the name of the airport with the opening of the new Terminal 1A on December 14. The new terminal will be inaugurated by chief minister Siddaramaiah and Union civil aviation minister Ajit Singh. What would be the new name for the airport?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Tipu Sultan International Airport, Bengaluru
[B] Madikere International Airport, Bengaluru
[C] Rani Chennama International Airport, Bengaluru
[D] Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru

5. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on 26 November 2013 launched the construction of the country's biggest Nuclear power project. The 2200-MegaWatt- Karachi Coastal Power Project, comprising the K-2 and K-3 nuclear plants, is being built at Paradise Beach, located 40 km from the Karachi. The nuclear power plant is to be built with which country's technical assistance on the Arabian Sea coast?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[B] Iran
[C] China
[D] Japan


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

26 November 2013 Current Affairs Digest

1. On 25 Nov 2013, this airport has announced a uniform set of charges for both international and domestic passengers and airlines to make more use of the capacity of the airport. Sector regulator Airports Economic Regulatory Authority has approved the new rates last week, which will come into effect from January 1, 2014, in the first year. This is the first time in India that any airport has kept uniform charges for both international and domestic passengers. Can you name the airport?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati
[B] Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata
[C] Raja Bhoj Airport, Bhopal
[D] Bengaluru International Airport, Bangalore

2. A powerful burst of hot ash and gravel has erupted from a rumbling volcano in western Indonesia on 25 November 2013. Authorities raised the alert status to the highest level after a series of eruptions from the volcano. Can you name the volcano which erupted on Monday?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A] Mount Geureudong
[B] Mount Sibualbuali
[C] Mount Tandikat
[D] Mount Sinabung

3. Time has shortlisted 42 global leaders, entrepreneurs and celebrities for its 'Person of the Year 2013' and will announce the winner next month. Which Indian is among Time magazine's shortlisted candidates for its 'Person of the Year' title?
[Category: Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Rahul Gandhi
[B] Sachin Tendulkar
[C] Narendra Modi
[D] Sonia Gandhi

4. International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women is observed on 25 November 2013 across the world to raise awareness about violence against women. What was the theme for this day for year 2013?
[Category: Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Grace the Women
[B] Unite to End Violence against Women
[C] Women Empowerment
[D] Enabling Power in Women

5. Who was sworn in as the 22nd Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh by Governor Ram Naresh Yadav at Raj Bhavan, Bhopal on 24 November 2013?
[Category: States Current Affairs]
[A] Justice Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar
[B] Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde
[C] Justice Shivraj V Patil
[D] Justice Sachin Kumar Arsude


Monday, November 25, 2013

Current Affairs GK:Today's Quiz - 25 November 2013

1. Which state won the overall championship in the 67th National swimming championships which concluded at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Aquatic Complex, Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday, 24 nov 2013?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Karnataka
[B] Kerala
[C] Maharashtra
[D] Tamilnadu

2. In one of the largest overseas engineering and project consultancy contracts bagged by an Indian firm in recent times, state-run Engineers India (EIL) has received an order on 24th Nov 2013 from Nigeria's which company/group to set up a mega refinery and petrochemicals complex in that country?
[Category: Past Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Dangote Group
[B] Niger Delta Power Holding Company
[C] Niger Delta Development Commission
[D] Niger Heinsen Group

3. Which company will replace Jindal Steel And Power Ltd (JSPL) in the benchmark BSE Sensex (Bombay Stock Exchange index) starting on December 23, 2013, according to a statement released by BSE on Friday, 22 Nov 2013?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] ICICI Bank
[B] Axis Bank
[C] Ambuja Cement
[D] Hindalco

4. The COP-19, UN Climate Change Conference 2013 concluded on 23 November 2013 by approving the new global treaty. The UN climate talks concluded with delegates reaching a compromise on how to fight global warming. After initial deadlock, a way out for a new global climate treaty to be signed in Paris in 2015 was approved. Where was this conference held?
[Category: Civil Services Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Berlin, Germany
[B] Geneva, Switzerland
[C] Warsaw, Poland
[D] Durban, South Africa

5. Afghanistan’s Grand Assembly of tribal elders and elite persons on 24 November 2013 gave its consent on the issue of signing the Afghan-US Bilateral Security Agreement that would pave the way for the continuation of some US troops in the country after 2014. By what name this 2500 member traditional assembly is known as?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A] Baath
[B] Sime
[C] Quaisar
[D] Loya Jirga


Sunday, November 24, 2013

24 November 2013 Current Affairs GK:Today's Quiz

1. Who is appointed as Chairman of Law Commission of India on 22nd November 2013?
[Category: Civil Services Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Justice Ajit Prakash Shah
[B] Justice Sarbjit Sheth
[C] Justice Sankar Roy Chowdhary
[D] Justice V Krishnamoorthy

2. Which country struck a historic nuclear deal on Sunday, 24 Nov 2013, with the United States and five other world powers, in the most significant development between US and this country in more than three decades of estrangement between the two nations?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] Iraq
[B] Pakistan
[C] North Korea
[D] Iran

3. The North East Business summit is being jointly organized by the Indian Chambers of Commerce and the DoNER Ministry from 22 to 24 November 2013. At which place this summit is happening?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Gangtok, Sikkim
[B] Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
[C] Dibrugarh, Assam
[D] Guwahati, Assam

4. On 23 November 2013, which country announced that it was set up an Air Defence Identification Zone over an area in the East China Sea(The Zone includes Senkaku islands that are controlled by Japan but claimed by China)?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A] China
[B] Japan
[C] India
[D] North Korea

5. Who has been reappointed as All India Football Federation (AIFF) General Secretary for a second term of another three years on 20 November 2013?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Sharad Pawar
[B] Kushal Das
[C] Rob Baan
[D] Ajay Maken


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Daily Current Affairs and Online GK Quiz - 23 November 2013

1. Who dethroned Viswanathan Anand as the World Chess Champion with a 65 move draw in the 10th game on Friday, 22nd November 2013 in Chennai, and becomes the first World Champion from Norway?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Gary Carlsen
[B] Magnus Heinsen
[C] Magnus Warner
[D] Magnus Carlsen

2. A panel of ministers(EGoM), headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram, on Friday, 22 Nov 2013, decided to slash the starting prices of spectrum to be auctioned in January, hoping to attract interest from debt-laden telecom operators that largely stayed away from the previous two rounds citing high base levels. What does EGoM means?
[Category: Latest Terms Current Affairs]
[A] Empowered Group of Ministers
[B] Encore Group of Ministers
[C] Enhanced Group of Ministers
[D] Engineered Group of Ministers

3. On 22 Nov 2013, eminent Scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee Prof CNR Rao has become the first Indian scientist to be elected as honorary foreign member of which academy?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Chinese Academy of Science
[B] US Academy of Science
[C] UK Academy of Science
[D] German Academy of Science

4. In a mammoth exercise to settle 39 lakh pending cases, Supreme Court Chief Justice ____________ Saturday inaugurated a day-long National Lok Adalat where for the first time cases are being taken up simultaneously all over the country for settlement. The Lok Adalats are taking place in the Supreme Court, 24 high courts and all the district courts of the country.
[Category: Indian Current Affairs]
[A] J C Oberoi
[B] P. Sathasivam
[C] K. Halaskar
[D] G D Batra

5. India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable ballistic missile from a naval ship off Odisha coast today, 23rd November 2013. The surface-to-surface missile is the naval variant of India's indigenously developed 'Prithvi' missile. The single-stage, liquid propelled missile has already been inducted into the armed services and is one of the five missiles developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP). Can you name the missile?
[Category: Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Dhruva
[B] Dhanush
[C] Shastra
[D] Astra


Friday, November 22, 2013

Latest Current Affairs GK News - 22 November 2013

1. Tarun Tejpal had on Wednesday, 20th Nov 2013, announced his decision to step down as editor of the magazine he founded for six months following a journalist's complaint to the magazine's managing editor Shoma Chaudhury on November 18 alleging that while on duty she was sexually assaulted by Tejpal on two occasions on November 7 and 8 at the magazine's annual ThinkFest. Can you name the magazine?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] KobraPost
[B] Khabarnama
[C] Tehelka
[D] Gulelpost

2. A Silicon Valley jury has ruled on 21st Nov 2013 that Samsung must pay to Apple for copying iPhone and iPad features in its devices. How much fine has been imposed on Samsung for the same?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] $100 million
[B] $150 million
[C] $200 million
[D] $290 million

3. A cyclonic storm in Bay of Bengal, is heading to hit Andhra Pradesh coast on 22nd Nov 2013, while several parts of the region started receiving heavy rain under its impact. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the severe cyclonic storm will cross the coast near Machillipatnam around Friday afternoon. What is the name of this cyclone?
[Category: National Current Affairs]
[A] Helen
[B] Katrina
[C] Kareena
[D] Saifeena

4. Which media portal on Thursday, 21 Nov 2013, claimed to have done a sting operation on Aam Aadmi Party's senior leaders including Shazia Ilmi and Kumar Vishwas and alleged that they were involved in "raising funds through illegal means."?
[Category: Political Current Affairs]
[A] Tehelka
[B] Media Sarkar
[C] Zee News
[D] India TV

5. On 21st November 2013, which company launched a new lung cancer drug, Mycidac-C, priced at 40000 rupees for 10 course injection?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Cipla
[B] Dr. Reddys Laboratories
[C] Cadila Pharmaceuticals
[D] Ranbaxy


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Daily Current Affairs Online Gk Quiz - 21 November 2013

1. The 44th edition of the Indian International Film Festival is started in Goa on 20th November 2013. Who became the first actor to receive the Centenary Award for the Film Personality of the Year, which marks Indian cinema's 100th birthday in IIFF?
[Category: Indian Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Waheeda Rehman
[B] Amitbh Bachchan
[C] Shahrukh Khan
[D] Dilip Kumar

2. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has launched a user-friendly scheme aimed at making purchase of e-tickets easier in the second week of November 2013. The scheme is a rolling deposit scheme wherein the customers will have an account with the IRCTC and deposit money to be used in future for booking e-tickets from its website. What name has been given to the scheme?
[Category: National Current Affairs]
[A] m-wallet
[B] i-wallet
[C] e-wallet
[D] r-wallet

3. Overseas unit of state explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) have signed a memorandum on joint exploration of crude oil with which company on 20 November 2013?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Shell Canada
[B] Petrovietnam
[C] British Petroleum
[D] Qatar Petroleum

4. On 19 November 2013, who was selected for Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for the year 2013?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A] Malal Yusufzai
[B] Nelson Mandela
[C] Ban Ki Moon
[D] Dr. Angela Merkel

5. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 19 November 2013 directed Public Sector Banks (PSBs) to provide loans to whom at 7 per cent per annum to avail the benefit of interest rate subvention scheme under the Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana-Aajeevika (SGSY) scheme?
[Category: Banking Current Affairs]
[A] Women Self Help Groups
[B] Minority Groups
[C] Gram Sabha
[D] Grameen Mahila Sanghtan


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Current GK Quiz - 20 November 2013

1. With no sign of employees on strike relenting, the state government on Tuesday invoked Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA), which makes the ongoing strike "100 per cent illegal". The invoking of ESMA comes amid renewed threat from the state government employees to "shut-down all the emergency services as well," if their demands for pay and perks similar to those of central government employees, are not met. In which state ESMA has been invoked on Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Andhra Pradesh
[B] Uttar Pradesh
[C] Rajasthan
[D] Orissa

2. On Tuesday, 19 November 2013, Indian football captain scored his 43rd goal to become the country's top goal scorer. Can you name him?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Bhaichung Bhutia
[B] Sunil Chhetri
[C] Shabbir Ali
[D] IM Vijayan

3. Which country went to polls on Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013, to elect the Constituent Assembly of the country hit by political stalemate, Maoist threats and violence?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A] India
[B] Bhutan
[C] Nepal
[D] Myanmar

4. An Indian-origin woman is first elected socialist in US. She has been elected to the prestigious Seattle City Council, making her the first socialist to be voted to an elected office. Who is she?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] Suchitra Krishnamoorthi
[B] Sonia Suri
[C] Neeru Chawla
[D] Kshama Sawant

5. What material has been used by US researchers to create the world’s smallest FM radio transmitter, a nano-mechanical system that can create FM signals?
[Category: Science Current Affairs]
[A] Graphene
[B] Caffene
[C] Biotene
[D] Stacene


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November Current Affairs Questions Answers Quiz - 19 November 2013

1. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Monday, 18 November 2013, that it would provide liquidity support to micro and small enterprises to help them tide over difficulties they might face due to the economic slowdown. The central bank will provide the support through the Small Industrial Development Bank of India (SIDBI) in the form of refinancing of loans. The refinance will be available against receivables, including export receivables, outstanding as on Nov 14, 2013 onwards. What is the amount which would be provide as a liquidity support to SMEs?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Rs 2000 Crore
[B] Rs 3000 Crore
[C] Rs 4000 Crore
[D] Rs 5000 Crore

2. According to the report on 18 Nov 2013, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority or PEMRA has imposed the fine of 1 crore for airing Indian and foreign content more than the permissible limits on the few entertainment channels and sent them letters, warning them against such practice in the future. How many channels were fined?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] 5
[B] 10
[C] 15
[D] 20

3. Which state government is considering adding a lesson on Sachin Tendulkar in school syllabus so that the children are inspired by his life and achievements?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Uttar Pradesh
[B] Karnataka
[C] Maharashtra
[D] Gujarat

4. On 18th Nov 2013, the Reserve Bank of India fell short of its target on liquidity enhancement as it bought about 77% of the targeted Rs 8,000 crore of bond purchases as it did not accept bids at higher yield levels. RBI bought government securities worth 6,157 crore from total bids of 13,765 crore received from investors through OMO. What is OMO?
[Category: Finance Current Affairs]
[A] Open Market Operations
[B] Opex Market Operations
[C] Open Measurement Operations
[D] Operative Market Offer

5. The first branch of India's first all-women bank - Bharatiya Mahila Bank, will be opened on Tuesday, 19-November-2013. The branch is part of the seven branches across the country that will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi via video conferencing from Mumbai. The government has targeted setting up of 25 such branches across the country by March 31, 2014. Where is the first branch getting opened today?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Mumbai
[B] New Delhi
[C] Bhopal
[D] Lucknow


Monday, November 18, 2013

18 November 2013 GK News Current Affairs Quiz

1. According to a new research results published on Sunday 17th Nov 2013, which country has the world's largest active Twitter(microblogging site) users?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] Saudi Arabia
[C] India
[D] Germany

2. Narendra Modi addresses 3.5 lakh people in Bangalore who have reportedly registered for the rally by paying an entry fee. This is a historical phenomenon where people are paying money to attend the rally of a Leader instead of getting money to attend it. BJP will donate the amount collected from the rally for the construction of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel statue in Gujarat. How much was the entry fee for the rally on Sunday, 17th Nov 2013?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Rs 5
[B] Rs 10
[C] Rs 15
[D] Rs 20

3. He is the man behind India's maiden Mars mission. He is an eminent scientist and a well recognized international authority on solid state and materials chemistry. He has published over 1,400 research papers and 45 books. He has been awarded Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, on Saturday, 16 Nov 2013. Can you name him?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Prof CNR Rao
[B] Prof Srinivasan
[C] Satish Dhawan
[D] Prof G D Batra

4. As announced on 18th November 2013, Delhi-based auto component maker has formed a joint venture with Italian busmaker BredaMenarinibus to manufacture luxury buses in India. The Indo-Italian venture will set up a plant at Kosi, near Faridabad in Haryana, and produce 2,000 buses every year initially, as part of a 500-crore investment plan. Can you name the Indian auto component maker?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Minda Group
[B] JBM Auto
[C] Telcon
[D] Automart

5. Who has been named male World Athlete of the Year for a fifth time on 16th November 2013?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
[B] Bohdan Bondarenko
[C] Mo Farah
[D] Usain Bolt


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Current Affairs India and World Latest Quiz - 17 November 2013

1. "Information technology should be used to its maximum potential and common man should be empowered by using technological interventions," Narendra Modi said after inaugurating the country's largest software firm's state-of-the-art 10,000-seat TCS' campus in Gandhinagar on 16 November 2013. What is the name of the IT park he inaugurated?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Kranti Park
[B] Shanti Park
[C] IT Park
[D] Garima Park

2. Who has won the presidential election run-off vote in the Maldives on 16 November 2013?
[Category: World Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Abdulla Yameen
[B] Mohamed Nasheed
[C] Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
[D] Mohamed Rasheed

3. Who has been given Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, on Saturday, 16 Nov 2013 and hence making him the first sportsperson to be bestowed with the honour?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Major Dhyanchand
[B] Milkha Singh
[C] Sachin Tendulkar
[D] Kapil Dev

4. Who inaugurated the 33rd edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF) - the flagship event of India Trade Promotion Organisation, on November 14, 2013?
[Category: Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Manmohan Singh
[B] Pranab Mukherjee
[C] Kapil Sibbal
[D] Sonia Gandhi

5. Which hardline separatist leader has been put under house arrest on Saturday, 16 November 2013?
[Category: Political Current Affairs]
[A] Ayaz Akbar
[B] Mir Waiz
[C] Umar Farooq
[D] Syed Ali Shah Geelani


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Daily Current Affairs GK for Exams - 16 November 2013

1. In a befitting farewell to an Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, India beat West Indies by an innings and 126 runs in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium on 16 Nov 2013 to clinch the series 2-0. How much runs did Sachin scored in his last test?
[Category: Cricket Current Affairs]
[A] 29
[B] 74
[C] 89
[D] 109

2. Which bank(the biggest US bank by assets) said on Friday, 15 Nov 2013, it has agreed to pay $4.5 billion to settle claims by investors who lost money on mortgage-backed securities before the collapse of the US housing market?
[Category: Banking Current Affairs]
[A] JPMorgan Chase & Co
[B] Lehman Brothers
[C] Goldman Sachs
[D] Bank of America

3. On 15th Nov 2013, American defence major Boeing has delivered the second patrol aircraft to India that is likely to boost the Indian Navy's long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare capabilities. Can you name this aircraft?
[Category: India Latest Current Affairs]
[A] BO-Xi
[B] P-3D
[C] S-8I
[D] P-8I

4. Which city in India started Rapid Metro on 14th November 2013?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] New Delhi
[B] Bangalore
[C] Gurgaon
[D] Mumbai

5. President Pranab Mukherjee released a postal stamp to commemorate which anniversary of The Times of India in an elegant ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on 14th Nov 2013?
[Category: Latest Banking Current Affairs]
[A] 50th
[B] 100th
[C] 150th
[D] 175th


Friday, November 15, 2013

Latest Current Affairs for 15 November 2013

1. The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday, 14th Nov 2013, gave six-month extension to the probe panel which is probing Muzaffarnagar riots. It is now likely that the commission's report will come only after the Lok Sabha elections slated for early next year. Which commission is probing this?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Tayal Commission
[B] Shrivastava Commission
[C] Sahai Commission
[D] Ghai Commission

2. The Group of Ministers (GoM) has rescheduled its meeting with Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy to November 18 after a plea by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tiwari. For what purpose this meeting was supposed to be happened?
[Category: Latest Current News Current Affairs]
[A] Defence Budget for AP
[B] Recent calmity in AP
[C] Bifurcation of AP
[D] It was a routine annual meeting

3. US President Obama on Thursday, 14th Nov 2013, nominated Indian-American physician, who is only 36, to be surgeon general of the United States. Can you name him?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] Vivek Murthy
[B] Sanjeev Murthy
[C] Vivek Bisht
[D] Vivek Mathur

4. To highlight World Diabetes Day which takes place each year on Nov. 14, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) released its sixth edition of the Diabetes Atlas. As per a new report published in this atlas suggests that one in how many people globally will have diabetes by 2035?
[Category: Health Current Affairs]
[A] 5
[B] 10
[C] 20
[D] 30

5. The Haryana Government seems to have served another transfer order on IAS officer Ashok Khemka, the 45th since he joined service in 1980. On 13th Nov 2013, the Congress government in Haryana announced that another bureaucrat will replace Khemka as the Director General of the Archives Department, a post that the latter was assigned to in April this year. Khemka has been an Indian Administrative Service officer for 23 years, and has alleged that he is being persecuted for challenging land deals involving which person?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Ajit Jogi
[B] Bhupinder Singh Hooda
[C] Manish Tewari
[D] Robert Vadra


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Daily Current Affairs GK-Today's Quiz : 14 November 2013

1. Headline inflation at a high percent and rising food prices are definitely not a good sign for the economy. October WPI inflation figure realeased on 14th November 2013 stands at 8-month high. What is WPI (Wholesale Price Index) for October 2013?
[Category: Economy Current Affairs]
[A] 6.2 %
[B] 6.6 %
[C] 6.9 %
[D] 7 %

2. Defence Minister AK Antony will induct which long-delayed aircraft carrier designed to boost India's maritime capabilities, at a shipyard in Russia on Saturday, 16 November 2013?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] INS Vikramaditya
[B] INS Prahari
[C] INS Raksha
[D] INS Samudragupt

3. The week long 18th International Children's Film Festival of India (ICFFI) opens up in which city tomorrow, 15th Nov 2013?
[Category: Entertainment News Current Affairs]
[A] Bangalore
[B] New Delhi
[C] Hyderabad
[D] Mumbai

4. According to the study, whose result was released on 14 Nov 2013, the net bad assets of the 40 listed banks have jumped ________ per cent to Rs 1,28,533 crore during the first half of this financial year, from Rs 93,109 crore at the end of the last financial year.
[Category: Finance Current Affairs]
[A] 34
[B] 35
[C] 36
[D] 38

5. India's Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday, 14th Nov 2013, unveiled special edition postage stamps on which personality?
[Category: Indian Current Affairs]
[A] Sachin Tendulkar
[B] Major Dhyanchand
[C] Lata Mangeshkar
[D] Sardar Patel


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 13 November 2013

1. Prices of almost all everyday products and services, from food to footwear and movie tickets to medicines, saw a sharp rise in October, pushing retail inflation to the highest in seven months indicating Indians are paying some of the highest prices in recent times for virtually everything. As per the data released on 13th Nov 2013, what is the current retail inflation which is measured by CPI (consumer price index)?
[Category: India Latest Current Affairs]
[A] 10.09 %
[B] 9.9 %
[C] 8.7 %
[D] 8.2 %

2. A spectacular and rare orange diamond, the largest known gem of its kind, was on Tuesday auctioned off for a record sum in Geneva. The deep orange gemstone, which was found in South Africa, weighs a whopping 14.82 carats. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has handed it the top rating for coloured diamonds: "fancy vivid". What was the winning price quoted for this gem?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] $21.5 million
[B] $31.5 million
[C] $34.5 million
[D] $41.5 million

3. India's antitrust regulator Tuesday approved Jet Airways (India) Ltd's plan to sell a 24% stake to Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, moving the first investment by a foreign airline in an Indian carrier closer to completion. The approval from the regulator followed the Oct. 3 approval by an India cabinet of ministers of the about 20 billion rupees ($312 million) deal. Who is the regulator in India?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Foreign Investment Commission of India
[B] Foreign Trade Commission
[C] Foreign Investment Promotion Board
[D] Competition Commission of India

4. Google's which star product powered by 'Android Kit Kat' is expected to be available to their Indian audiences by the end of this month?
[Category: Technology Current Affairs]
[A] Nexus 1
[B] Nexus 5
[C] Citrus 3
[D] Citrus 5

5. Who becomes the youngest motorcyclist to win the 2013 MotoGP World Championship at the age of 20 on 10th November 2013?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Marc Marquez
[B] Jorge Lorenzo
[C] Casey Stoner
[D] Valentino Rossi


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Latest GK and Current Affairs Quiz - 12 November 2013

1. Almost 70% of 2.9 million voters defied Maoist violence and boycott call to cast ballots across 18 constituencies of Bastar and Rajnandgaon in the first phase of assembly elections in which state on Monday, 11th Nov 2013?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Chhattisgarh
[B] Madhya Pradesh
[C] Jharkhand
[D] Bihar

2. A Russian spacecraft carried the Olympic torch back to Earth Monday after the torch's first ever spacewalk. The torch, which will light the main Olympic flame at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Games on Feb 7, 2014 was lifted into space on Nov 7, 2013 and was taken on a spacewalk two days later. It was unlit throughout the flight for safety reasons. The Olympic torch has been sent into space twice before, for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics and Sydney Games in 2000, but has never been taken outside the spacecraft. In which spacecraft the torch was sent?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A] Soyuz-TMA-06M
[B] Soyuz-TMA-07M
[C] Soyuz-TMA-08M
[D] Soyuz-TMA-09M

3. A senior leader of the Haqqani network, one of the most lethal elements of the insurgency in Afghanistan, has been killed on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad on Monday, 11th Nov 2013. What was his name?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] Jalaluddin Haqqani
[B] Nasiruddin Haqqani
[C] Hakimullah Haqqani
[D] Sirajuddin Haqqani

4. Astronomers have for the first time seen an asteroid with six comet-like tails of dust radiating from it like spokes on a wheel. The findings were made by astronomers viewing our solar system’s asteroid belt with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Unlike all other known asteroids, which appear simply as tiny points of light, this asteroid resembles a rotating lawn sprinkler. What name has been given to it?
[Category: Space Technology Current Affairs]
[A] P/2013 P1
[B] P/2013 P3
[C] P/2013 P5
[D] P/2013 P8

5. On Sunday, 10th Nov 2013, a bird ringing station, where a ring will be put on birds' legs to study their migration pattern in the western Himalayas, has been set up by the state wildlife wing in the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in which state?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Uttarakhand
[B] Sikkim
[C] Jammu & Kashmir
[D] Himachal Pradesh


Monday, November 11, 2013

Daily Current Affairs and GK Quiz - 11 November 2013

1. Who was named Miss Universe 2013 on 9 November 2013, Saturday night, at Moscow’s Crocus City Hall?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] Tara Lipinski
[B] Melanie Brown
[C] Olivia Culpo
[D] Gabriela Isler

2. The Election Commission has banned the publication and dissemination of exit polls of any kind in the how many poll-bound states from November 11 till December 4, when the assembly elections are over?
[Category: Political Current Affairs]
[A] Three
[B] Four
[C] Five
[D] Six

3. Mumbai Mirror newspaper has joined hands with a 10-km run exclusively for women with an aim to create awareness regarding breast cancer to b eheld on 15th December 2013. What is the name of this marathon race?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Pinkathon
[B] Womanathon
[C] Girlathon
[D] Cancerathon

4. Indian cine stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Mithun Chakraborty and Kamal Haasan came together on Sunday, 10th Nov 2013, with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to inaugurate the __________ Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF).
[Category: Films Current Affairs]
[A] 17th
[B] 19th
[C] 20th
[D] 22nd

5. Who will inaugurate the Central Bureau of Investigation's three-day international conference on "evolving common strategies to combat corruption and crime" starting on Monday, 11th Nov 2013?
[Category: Indian Current Affairs]
[A] Kapil Sibbal
[B] Manmohan Singh
[C] Kamal Nath
[D] Rahul Gandhi


Sunday, November 10, 2013

10 November News Daily Current Affairs Quiz

1. The government on Saturday, 9th Nov 2013, decided Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) after succumbing to domestic political pressures. Instead of PM, external affairs minister Salman Khurshid will lead the Indian delegation. Where is CHOGM will be held?
[Category: International Relations Current Affairs]
[A] Colombo, Sri Lanka
[B] Islamabad, Pakistan
[C] Dhaka, Bangladesh
[D] Kathmandu, Nepal

2. On 9th November 2013, who launched the Ranbaxy Diabetes Care program at annual conference of the Research Society for Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI) being held at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Sachin Tendulkar
[B] Milkha Singh
[C] P T Usha
[D] Amitabh Bachchan

3. Aam Aadmi Party launches Jhadu Chalao Yatra from 10th Nov 2013 to protest against inflation and corruption. What slogan AAP has given for the yatra to seek support of people for cleansing of the country's political system and get rid of not just the corrupt but corruption too?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Jhadu Chalao Bhrastachar Bhagao
[B] Jhadu Chalao Congress Bhagao
[C] Jhadu Chalao Beiman Bhagao
[D] Jhadu Chalao Haivan Bhagao

4. Ex-Army chief V K Singh targets PMO over Tatra scam, age controversy in his autobiography. What is the name of his autobiography released recently?
[Category: Indian Current Affairs]
[A] Courage Matters
[B] Firm Conviction
[C] Stand against Corruption
[D] Courage And Conviction

5. The CBI, in a limbo since Wednesday's Gauhati high court verdict declared it "unconstitutional" and stripped it of all policing powers, was 'revived' on Saturday, 9th Nov 2013, after the Supreme Court stayed the high court order following an appeal by the Centre. A bench of justices ___________ and ________________ noticed the promptness with which accused in many cases involving serious offences, including the 2G spectrum scam, moved trial courts seeking a stay on the cases against them following the HC verdict.
[Category: Current Affairs]
[A] G E Vahanvati, Ranjana P Desai
[B] Sathasivam, G E Vahanvati
[C] Sathasivam, Ranjana P Desai
[D] I A Ansari, Indira Shah


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Daily Current Affairs Quiz Magazine - 9 November 2013

1. Which telecom company launches 3G in Bangladesh, starting with Dhaka and Chittagong, on 8th Novemeber 2013?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Vodafone
[B] Aircel
[C] Airtel

2. Which investment banker firm in a recent report titled as "Modi-fying our view: raise India to Marketweight", had upgraded overall view on domestic equities to "market weight" from "under wight"? The report attributed the optimism to the opposition BJP-led alliance gaining ground in opinion polls in the last few months suggesting a higher probability of a BJP-led alliance forming the next government.
[Category: MBA Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Goldman Sachs
[B] Ernst and Young
[C] Deutsche Bank
[D] J P Morgan

3. The state government has permitted small hospitals with a capacity of 25 beds to harvest organs. With this order in place, hospitals which have an operation theatre and intensive care unit (ICU) need not shift braindead patients to bigger hospitals for organ retrieval. Which state has given this permission on 8th Nov 2013?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Andhra Pradesh
[B] Karnataka
[C] Maharashtra
[D] Tamilnadu

4. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced its 2015-2018 tournament cycle on Friday, 8th November 2013. Which country has been awarded four major tournaments: the 2015 World League final, 2016 junior World Cup, 2017 World League final and 2018 senior World Cup?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] China
[B] Japan
[C] Malaysia
[D] India

5. On 8 Nov 2013, UNESCO suspends the voting rights of the which two countries after both countries refused to pay their dues as a protest to the membership of the State of Palestine?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] United States and China
[B] Germany and Israel
[C] United States and Israel
[D] France and Israel


Friday, November 8, 2013

8 November 2013 GK Current Affairs Questions Answers Quiz

1. On 7th Nov 2013, a division bench of the ______________ High Court has quashed a Ministry of Home Affairs resolution of April 1, 1963 through which the CBI was constituted. Going by the judgment, the CBI ceases to be a constitutionally valid organisation which is empowered to probe crimes, and that all CBI cases now stand to become null and void.
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Gauhati
[B] Allahabad
[C] Madras
[D] Calcutta

2. One of the most intense typhoons ever recorded tore into the Philippines on Friday, 8th Nov 2013 triggering flash floods. What is the name of this super typhoon, which smashed into the central island of Samar, about 600 kilometres southeast of Manila, at 4.40am and was travelling quickly to northwest?
[Category: Environment Current Affairs]
[A] Katrina
[B] Kafina
[C] Hirenk
[D] Haiyan

3. The Pakistani Taliban on Thursday, 7th November 2013, appointed as their new leader the hard-line commander responsible for last year’s attack on Malala Yousafzai, the teenage Pakistani education activist. He is also famous with nickname “Mullah Radio” in some circles. Can you name him?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] Baitullah Mehsud
[B] Mullah Fazlullah
[C] Hakimullah Mehsud
[D] Nek Mohammad

4. Which social networking site made its debut in the NYSE stock exchange on 7th Nov 2013?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Facebook
[B] YouTube
[C] Twitter
[D] GooglePlus

5. Which credit rating agency said on Thursday, 7 November 2013, that it may cut India's sovereign rating to below investment grade should the next government fail to provide a credible plan to reverse the country's low economic growth?
[Category: MBA Current Affairs]
[A] Standard and Poors
[D] Goldman Sachs


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Latest News Current Affairs Quiz - 7 November 2013

1. Tarla Dalal, a noted Indian food writer, chef, best-selling cookbook author and host of cooking shows like "Tarla Dalal show" and "Cook It Up With Tarla Dalal" died on 6th November 2013. She has written over 100 books and sold more than 3 million books. Her first cook book was published in 1974. Can you name her first book?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Know your Flours
[B] Chips & Dips
[C] Punjabi Khana
[D] The Pleasures of Vegetarian Cooking

2. Indian Navy inducted which fourth generation advanced jet trainer aircraft at a ceremony held at the Naval Air Station INS Dega at Visakhapatnam on 6th November 2013?
[Category: Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Hawk 132
[B] Hotas 99
[C] Hawk 33
[D] Garuda

3. On 6th Nov 2013, a restaurant search service firm announced a fresh round of funding of $37 million from Sequoia Capital and existing investors Info Edge, taking its total funding to over $53 million. It also announced the launch of its services in three new countries - Brazil (Sao Paulo), Turkey (Istanbul, Ankara), and Indonesia (Jakarta) - where it will be available in local languages as well. Can you name it?
[Category: MBA Entrance Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Tomato
[B] Zomato
[C] KhanaKhazana
[D] MyTiffin

4. According to data released by the Internet And Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on 6th Nov 2013, which Indian city has highest number of internet users than any other city in the country?
[Category: News Current Affairs]
[A] Delhi
[B] Bangalore
[C] Mumbai
[D] Hyderabad

5. The Reserve Bank on Wednesday, 6th Nov 2013, permitted wholly-owned subsidiary (WOS) of foreign banks to acquire domestic private sector banks as well as set up branches anywhere in the country. It also allowed foreign bank subsidiary to list on local stock exchanges. However, foreign bank subsidiary will not be allowed to hold more than __________ per cent, the sectoral cap for overall foreign investment, in the private banks they may acquire.
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] 49
[B] 51
[C] 74
[D] 76


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 6 November 2013

1. The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), informally called Mangalyaan is a Mars orbiter that was successfully launched into Earth orbit on 5 November 2013 by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The Mars Orbiter Mission is India's which interplanetary mission?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] First
[B] Second
[C] Third
[D] Fourth

2. Indian and Chinese army are holding their third joint military exercises after a gap of 5 years from 5th Nov 2013. During the exercises the Indian army contingent of 150 people reached the Chengdu city on 4 November 2013 to take part in the anti-terrorism drills. By what name this 10 day drill is called?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A] Indo-Sino Collaboration
[B] Hand in hand
[C] Chindia Power
[D] Unified fight against terrorism

3. Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with the Warid Group to fully acquire which company?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Warid Brazilia SA
[B] Warid Limited SA
[C] Warid Shahid SA
[D] Warid Congo SA

4. A U.S. drone strike kills which leader of the Pakistani Taliban (whom the United States had a reward for $5 million) on 1st Nov 2013?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] Osama Bin Laden
[B] Baitullah Mehsud
[C] Hakimullah Mehsud
[D] Nek Mohammad

5. STAR Network, the media and entertainment firm owned by Rupert Murdoch, on Wednesday, 6th Nov 2013, announced that it invest more than Rs. 20,000 crore to expand its sports coverage in India. Which cricketer has been roped in as brand ambassador for its STAR Sports channels as per this announcement?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Sachin Tendulkar
[B] Rahul Dravid
[C] M.S. Dhoni
[D] Rohit Sharma