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Thursday, January 3, 2013

International and National Current Affairs Quiz: 3 January 2013

1. President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated _______ session of the Indian Science Congress in Kolkata on Thursday, 3rd January 2013, during his two-day visit to West Bengal. The focal theme for the event is 'Science for shaping the Future of India' and the Plenary sessions and special lectures in cutting edge areas will be held from January 3 to 7. Also Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will unveil India's fourth science policy, which seeks to lay greater thrust on innovation, during the event.
[Category: National News Current Affairs]

2. On 2nd January 2013, an IIT-Madras alumnus is one of 91 persons who have received the Order of Canada, one of the highest civilian honours of the Canadian government. The distinguished chemical engineer was given the awarded for his leadership in the global fight against malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency. He is the president of the Ottawa-based Micronutrient Initiative (MI). Can you name him?
[Category: The Online GK Current Affairs]
[A]Venky Harinarayan
[B]M.G. Venkatesh Mannar
[C]Ramanathan V. Guha
[D]Shashi Nambisan

3. Whose name has been announced as the new deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) after the central government on Wednesday, 2nd January 2013, cleared his name?
[Category: Economy Current Affairs]
[A]Urjit Patel
[B]Subir Gokarn
[C]D Subbarao
[D]DK Mittal

4. The fast-track court in Saket, New Delhi was inaugurated on 2nd January 2013. It is among the four that are being set up to handle all cases related to crimes against women. The other fast-track courts in Delhi will function at Dwarka, Rohini and Tis Hazari. All these courts will start functioning from 3rd January onwards. Who inaugurated this fast-track court?
[Category: News India Current Affairs]
[A]Pranab Mukherjee
[B]Sheila Dixit
[C]Altamas Kabir
[D]Manmohan Singh

5. On 2nd January 2013, in Chess, who has achieved the highest-ever FIDE official rating (2861) based on Elo rating system, breaking Garry Kasparov's 13-year record?
[Category: World Sports GK Current Affairs]
[A]Levon Aronian
[B]Viswanathan Anand
[C]Magnus Carlsen
[D]Sergey Karjakin