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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Jan 2013 Current Affairs Questions Answers: 26 January 2013

2013 January Current Affairs
1. The state government on Friday, 25 January 2013, announced to raise the social security pension from Rs 450 to Rs 500 per month on the occasion of 43rd statehood day. It was on this day in 1971 that this state was carved out as the 18th state of the country. Which state has celebrated its 43rd statehood day on 25 Jan 2013?
[Category: Political News Current Affairs]
[A] Maharashtra
[B] Himachal Pradesh
[C] Assam
[D] Orissa

2. On Friday, 25 Jan 2013, Air India has been rated the world's third-most unsafe commercial airline in a ranking among 60 global carriers after China Airlines and TAM Airlines by Hamburg-based JACDEC that monitors plane crashes around the world. To arrive at the rankings, Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Center (JACDEC) said it culled data on air crashes and fatalities in the last 30 years and factored in international safety benchmarks. Which airlines was graded the safest?
[Category: India Business News Current Affairs]
[A] China Airlines
[B] Jet Airways
[C] Cathay Pacific
[D] Finnair

3. The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature is a literary prize awarded annually to writers of any ethnicity or nationality writing about South Asia themes such as culture, politics, history, or people. Who has been named the winner of the prestigious DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for his debut novel 'Narcopolis' on Friday, 25th January 2013?
[Category: News India Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Jeet Thayil
[B] Shehan Karunatilaka
[C] Uday Prakash
[D] Tahmima Anam

4. The King of Bhutan on Friday, 25 Jan 2013, appreciated India’s assistance in the socio-economic development of his country over the past century and said continued help would be “indispensable” for its future growth. New Delhi’s helping hand, he said, had led to Bhutan evolving a political system in which democracy is now an integral part. The King was speaking at a state banquet in his honour on the eve of Republic Day, at which he is the chief guest. Can you name the king?
[Category: Latest News Current Affairs]
[A] Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
[B] Jigme Khesar Wangchuk
[C] Jigme Singye Wangchuk
[D] Ugyen Wangchuk

5. The government came out with a list of 108 Padma awardees on Friday, 25th January 2013, that included actress Sridevi, actors Nana Patekar and Malayalam star Madhu of Chemmeen fame and Olympians Mary Kom, Yogeshwar Dutt and Vijay Kumar. In all four personalities were awarded Padma Vibhushan, 24 Padma Bhushan and 80 Padma Shri. Noted physicist Yash Pal, space scientist Roddam Narasimha, renowned sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra and __________ were on Friday chosen for this year’s Padma Vibhushan.
[Category: News National Padma Award Winner Current Affairs]
[A] Jaspal Bhatti
[B] Saroja Vaidyanathan
[C] S. Haider Raza
[D] Adi Godrej