Tuesday, January 22, 2013

2013 January Current Affairs Questions with Answers: 22 January 2013

1. On 21st January 2013, alarmed by the widening current account deficit by rising gold demand met through imports the Finance Ministry announced a series of steps aimed at discouraging the purchase of physical gold. The measures are also meant to unlock supplies locked up in gold exchange traded funds. While buying gold and platinum will become costlier, depositing gold with banks could prove rewarding. The government has decided to increase the import duty on gold and platinum from 4 per cent to what per cent with immediate effect?
[Category: Industry and Economy Current Affairs]
[A] 4.5
[B] 5
[C] 5.5
[D] 6

2. Home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's claim that BJP and RSS were running terror camps in the country has given a handle to the Mumbai 26/11 mastermind in Pakistan, Hafiz Saeed, to make demands like declaring India a 'terrorist state' and a ban on BJP and RSS. The Jamat-Ud-Dawa, which Saeed heads, also praised Shinde for his comments and said he had dared to speak what was 'obvious'. The controversy over Shinde's remarks at the _________ Congress meeting was refused to die down as the Lashkar boss - accused by India of masterminding the terror attacks on Mumbai - said "Indian propaganda" against Pakistani organization stood exposed.
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Delhi
[B] Jaipur
[C] Pune
[D] Mumbai

3. The Mumbai Indians cricket team have roped in former India captain as their chief mentor ahead of the sixth season of the Indian Premier League. He had been holding the same post at the Royal Challengers Bangalore for two years, while former South Africa captain, Shaun Pollock, played that role for MI till last season. Who is the new mentor for Mumbai Indians?
[Category: Sports Cricket Current Affairs]
[A] Anil Kumble
[B] Krishnamachari Srikkanth
[C] Rahul Dravid
[D] Dilip Vengsarkar

4. The Dutch Finance Minister was poised today to take over as head of the Eurogroup, the group of the 17 Euro-Zone Finance Ministers, which would give him one of the top jobs in the Euro-Zone’s battle to end its financial crisis. Who has been elected as the new head of the Eurogroup?
[Category: World Finance News Current Affairs]
[A] Jean-Claude Juncker
[B] Pierre Moscovici
[C] Jeroen Dijsselbloem
[D] Mario Draghi

5. In a judgement that could have electoral ramifications in Haryana, former Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala and his son Ajay Chautala were today sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for corruption amidst scenes of violence by his supporters in a Delhi court complex. Apart from the Chautalas, Sanjiv Kumar, the then director of primary education, Chautala's former officer on special duty Vidya Dhar and his political adviser Sher Singh Badshami were also awarded the jail terms. Chautala his son and others were held guilty of offences under the IPC and PCA. What is IPC and PCA?
[Category: India Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Indian Public Code and Prevention of Conduct Act
[B] Indian Penal Code and Prevention of Corruption Act
[C] Indian Public Code and Prevention of Corruption Act
[D] Indian Penal Code and Provision of Corruption Avoidance

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