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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Current Affairs Questions Answers Quiz: 9 January 2013

1. India on Wednesday, 9th January, 2013, summoned the Pakistan High Commissioner to convey a "strong protest" over the Pakistani Army action in which two Indian soldiers were killed and their bodies subjected to "barbaric and inhuman mutilation" in Jammu and Kashmir on 8th Jan. Pakistan High Commissioner was summoned by Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai, who made it clear that these incidents were "unacceptable" and that Pakistan has to uphold the sanctity of the Line of Control, according to official sources. Who is Pakistan high commissioner to India?
[Category: National Current Affairs]
[A] Aziz Ahmed Khan
[B] Ashraf Qazi
[C] Humayun Khan
[D] Salman Bashir

2. Indian Air Force (IAF) combat machines are set to be refuelled by the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus which has won a tender to supply six A330 air refuelling tankers, a deal worth more than $2 billion. The aircraft manufacturer's defence division has been selected by the government as the preferred bidder to supply its A330 MRTT (Multi Role Tanker Transport) to the IAF. Can you name the defence division of the manufacturer?
[Category: Defence Current Affairs]
[A] Airbus Army
[B] Airbus Weaponary
[C] Airbus Military
[D] Airbus Defence

3. Domestic car sales fell by 12.51 per cent to 1,41,083 units in December last year compared to 1,61,247 units in the same month in 2011. According to the data released by the SIAM on Wednesday, 9th Jan 2013, motorcycle sales last month went up by 4.83 per cent to 8,44,113 units from 8,05,198 units in December, 2011. Total sales of vehicles across categories registered an increase of 2.77 per cent at 14,51,517 units last month as against 14,12,372 units in December 2011, it added. What is SIAM?
[Category: Industry Current Affairs]
[A] Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers
[B] Section of Indian Automobile Manufacturers
[C] Society of International Automobile Manufacturers
[D] Society of Indigeneous Automotive Manufacturers

4. Railways Minister announced on Wednesday the fare increase, which comes into effect on January 21, will help generate 66 billion rupees for the cash-strapped system. The government tried to raise the fares, unchanged since 2004, in March 2011 but protests from a key ally forced Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to abandon the plan and drop his railways minister. Who is the current Railway Minister?
[Category: Nation Current Affairs]
[A] C. P. Joshi
[B] Pawan Kumar Bansal
[C] Mukul Roy
[D] Dinesh Trivedi

5. MIM legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi, accused of sedition and criminal conspiracy for his "hate speech", was today sent to jail for 14 days by an Adilabad court which rejected his petition for shifting him to a hospital even as police slapped additional charges against him. Almost 10 days after the hate speeches of MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi delivered in Nirmal town of Adilabad and Nizamabad town in December last triggered a national outrage, the AP Police finally swung into action and arrested the legislator on Tuesday evening. What is MIM?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Muslim Internationalist Movement
[B] Musilmeen Independence Movement
[C] Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen
[D] Majlis-e-Insan Muslimeen