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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Current Affairs in India and World: 13 January 2013

1. This state government announced on Saturday, 11th Jan 2013, that dedicated unit in the state industries department will be formed soon for catering to patent-related needs of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Which state government will soon open a patents unit in INDEXT-B (Industrial Extension Bureau) for the security of knowledge and innovation of SMEs in the state?
[Category: India Business News Current Affairs]
[A] Maharashtra
[B] West Bengal
[C] Gujarat
[D] Karnataka

2. Asserting that repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan are "unacceptable", IAF chief Air Chief Marshal warned that India may have to look at "some other options for compliance" if such incidents continue. The IAF Chief, who is the senior most armed forces officer in the country, was asked about the suggestions he has given to the political leadership on the brutal killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistan Army. Refusing to divulge the options being looked at by the Government, he said, "Options are options. We do not discuss these options openly. If the violations continue, we may have to look at the whole issue all over again." Who is the IAF chief?
[Category: Indian National News Current Affairs]
[A] Pradeep Vasant Naik
[B] Fali Homi Major
[C] Shashindra Pal Tyagi
[D] Norman Anil Kumar Browne

3. The show Bigg Boss, aired on Colors channel, began with 14 contestants and the number increased to 19 gradually. Who has won the sixth season of reality show Bigg Boss on Sunday 12 Jan 2013?
[Category: Entertainment Current Affairs]
[A] Urvashi Dholakia
[B] Juhi Parmar
[C] Iman Siddique
[D] Shweta Tiwari

4. India Law minister on Saturday termed the recent outrage over the gang-rape case in the national capital consequence of erosion of people's faith in the judicial delivery system, suggesting that the government is contemplating structural changes aimed at ensuring a credible and citizen-friendly judicial process. The proposal to create an All India Judicial Service is at an advanced stage of consideration. This will hopefully improve the quality of judges at the subordinate level. Who is the law minister?
[Category: Indian Political Current Affairs]
[A] Salman Khurshid
[B] Ashwani Kumar
[C] Veerappa Moily
[D] Hansraj Bhardwaj

5. On Saturday, 12th Jan 2013, the US treasury bonds recovered from the trader in Tamilnadu have been found to be fake. Income tax authorities have interrogated Ramalingam, whose house was searched following a tip off from a foreign bank. On December 31, 2012, the I-T department had raided his residence at Dharapuram, Tirupur district, and seized the treasury bills along with several other documents. A bond issued by the US Fed can be held by a citizen from a country with convertible currency but India is not one of them. What is the face value of these bonds claimed to be?
[Category: News Today Current Affairs]
[A] USD 2 Billion
[B] USD 3 Billion
[C] USD 4 Billion
[D] USD 5 Billion