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Monday, December 16, 2013

Current Affairs Today Quiz - 16 December 2013

1. The government will shortly launch the defence ministry's internet spy system that will be capable of detecting words like 'attack', 'bomb', 'blast' or 'kill' in a matter of seconds from reams of tweets, status updates, emails, instant messaging transcripts, internet calls, blogs and forums. Intelligence Bureau and Cabinet Secretariat are currently testing the system, which will be deployed by all national security agencies. What is the name given to this system?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Rakshak
[B] HawkEye
[C] iSpy
[D] Netra


2. Who was elected as Chile's president on Sunday, 15th Dec 2013 in a landslide victory - with about 62% support, the highest proportion of votes any presidential candidate has obtained since Chile returned to holding democratic elections in 1989?
[Category: International Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Evelyn Matthei
[B] Peter O Toole
[C] Michelle Bachelet
[D] Patricio Navia


3. On Monday, 16 Dec 2013, Budget airliners SpiceJet Ltd has entered into a three-year interline agreement with another airlines to offer greater connectivity between flights operated by both the carriers. Can you name the airlines with which Spicejet partnered?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Thai Airways
[B] Tiger air
[C] Qatar Airlines
[D] Lufthansa


4. On 13 December 2013, who was appointed as the Chairman of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) for a period of five years by the Union Government of India?
[Category: Indian Current Affairs]
[A] Harsh Kumar Bhanwala
[B] Sachin Joshi
[C] Prakash Bakshi
[D] GD Suri


5. On 15 December 2013, who won the Men's Delhi Half Marathon (21.097 km) by creating a new race record by clocking 59 minutes 10 seconds?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Atsedu Tsegay
[B] Deriba Merga
[C] Geoffrey Kipsang
[D] Wilson Kiprop


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