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Monday, January 14, 2013

14 January 2013 Current Affairs Questions Answers Quiz

1. The 2013 edition of the Maha Kumbh kicked off on Monday, 14 January 2013, on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti. The previous Maha Kumbh was held in 2001. The Mela will go on for 55 days and will witness a congregation of 100 million people. At dawn on Monday at a time chosen by astrologers as auspicious, hundreds of holy men from 13 akharas, some brandishing swords and tridents, ran into the swirling and freezing waters for the first bath- the Shahi Snan, signalling the start of events. The Shahi Snan is a very distinctive and attractive feature in the Kumbh and marks the official beginning of Kumbh. The Kumbh Mela will have three shahi snans (royal baths) — on January 14 (Makar Sankranti), February 10 (Mauni Amavasya) and _______________.
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] February 15 (Basant Panchami)
[B] March 10 (Maha Shivratri)
[C] March 27 (Holi)
[D] April 11 (Hindu New Year)

2. He was an American computer programmer, writer, archivist, political organizer, and Internet activist. He was a member of the RSS-DEV Working Group that co-authored the "RSS 1.0" specification of RSS(Rich SIte SUmmary often called Really Simple Syndication), and built the Web site framework and the architecture for the Open Library. He also built Infogami, a company that merged with Reddit in its early days, through which he became an equal owner of the merged company. On January 11, 2013, he was found dead at his home. Can you name him?
[Category: World News Current Affairs]
[A] Julian Assange
[B] Jimmy Wales
[C] Larry Sanger
[D] Aaron Swartz

3. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Sunday sacked the country’s first woman Chief Justice by ratifying her controversial impeachment by Parliament on corruption charges despite protests at home and global calls for restraint, pushing the nation into the brink of a major Constitutional stand-off. She was served a notice ordering her to quit her post, two days after the Parliament overwhelmingly voted to impeach her deepening the row between the judiciary and the Sri Lankan government. Can you name her?
[Category: News World Current Affairs]
[A] Sirimavo Bandaranaike
[B] Shirani Bandaranayake
[C] Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga
[D] Vimukthi Kumaratunga

4. The Golden Globe Award is an accolade bestowed by the 93 members of the HFPA recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign. The 70th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television for 2012, were presented on January 13, 2013. What is HFPA?
[Category: Filmy Current Affairs]
[A] Hollywood Film Press Association
[B] Hollywood Film Press Academy
[C] Hollywood Foreign Press Association
[D] Hollywood Film and Print Academy

5. Hockey India League(HIL) is a professional league for field hockey competition in India. It is organised by Hockey India. The tournament will be contested among five franchisee-based teams (originally six) consisting of players from India and around the world. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has sanctioned the event and also provided a 30-day window at the beginning of next year so that all top players can participate. The __________ season of HIL will be played from 14 January to 10 February 2013.
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] First
[B] Second
[C] Third
[D] Fourth