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Thursday, January 17, 2013

17 January 2013 Current Affairs Quiz with Answers

1. Air India on Thursday, 17 January 2013, grounded all the Boeing 787 Dreamliners in its fleet after a global directive by U.S. regulator, Federal Aviation Administration, to stop operations of all the 50 such planes delivered so far to various airlines. The FAA directive was immediately adhered to by aviation regulators of countries whose airlines have so far bought these latest aircraft. On Wednesday, Japan had grounded 24 Dreamliners owned by two of its airlines — ANA (All Nippon Airways) and Japan Airlines. As per Air India officials how many planes have been gounded in its fleet with immediate effect following the FAA directive and the DGCA advisory?
[Category: UPSC CMS Exam Current Affairs]
[A] Six
[B] Five
[C] Four
[D] Three

2. Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, his son and MLA Ajay Chautala and 53 others were on Wednesday convicted by a Delhi court for the illegal recruitment of over 3000 JBT teachers in the State. After the court pronounced its judgement, all the convicts were taken into judicial custody. The court has fixed January 22 for pronouncing the quantum of sentence. Special CBI Judge Vinod Kumar held Mr. Chautala, his son and others guilty of offences under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA). What is JBT?
[Category: Indian Political News Current Affairs]
[A] Joint Basic Teaching
[B] Junior Basic Teacher
[C] Junior Basic Training
[D] Joint Basic Training

3. Facebook has unveiled a new feature to allow users to sift through pictures, posts and messages in a way that the company's founder and chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, claimed could transform how people use the social network. Unveiling the tool on Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013, at its first major product launch since the company's IPO last May, Zuckerberg described it as the site's "third pillar", after Timeline and News Feed. The function will initially let users search four categories – people, places, photos, interests – and gradually expand to cover all content. What is this new feature called?
[Category: Tech News January 2013 Current Affairs]
[A] Buddy Search
[B] Graph Search
[C] Friend Search
[D] Face Search

4. An Indian technology company bagged the MCA-21 contract for a period of five years for about USD 50 million in November last year. The IT firm had said it would revamp the existing application after the transition from the incumbent vendor and manage the overall transformation. The second phase of the e-governance initiative would, among others, see gradual replacement of desktops, printers and scanners. Which technology major will take over the Corporate Affairs Ministry's ambitious e-governance initiative MCA-21 from 17 January 2013?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[B] Wipro
[D] Infosys

5. On 16 January 2013, a helicopter crashed into a crane atop a residential tower in central London, exploding into flames and hurtling to the ground. The incident involved an unidentified Agusta AW109 helicopter owned by Castle Air of Cornwall and leased to RotorMotion of Redhill, which struck the jib of a construction crane attached to St George Wharf Tower near Vauxhall Bridge. How many people were killed in this mishap?
[Category: International News Current Affairs]
[A] One
[B] Two
[C] Three
[D] Four