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Thursday, January 31, 2013

January 2013 Current Affairs Questions Answers Quiz: 31 January 2013

1. On 31st January 2013, NASA launched a new communication satellite to stay in touch with its space station astronauts and relay more Hubble telescope images. An unmanned Atlas V rocket blasted into the starry night sky carrying the TDRS Satellite. This is the 11th TDRS satellite to be launched by NASA. This newest third-generation TDRS carries the letter K designation. Once it begins working, it will become TDRS-11. It will take two weeks for the satellite to reach its intended 22,300-mile-high orbit. Testing will last a few months. What is TDRS?
[Category: World News Current Affairs]
[A] Telescope and Data Relay Satellite
[B] Tracking and Data Relay Satellite
[C] Tracking Device Relay Satellite
[D] Tracking and Data Research Satellite

2. The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), supported by the BJP, swept the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) elections on Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013. After a decade of watching from the sidelines, the SAD (Badal) wrested control of the powerful Sikh body from the SAD (Delhi), which managed a meagre tally of eight seats. The shift in power could be a matter of concern for the Congress-led Delhi government, which will be facing the Assembly polls later this year. How many seats does SAD (Badal) won of the 46 constituencies?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] 35
[B] 36
[C] 37
[D] 38

3. The Union Cabinet on Thursday, 31 Jan 2013, cleared the new revised Lokpal Bill even though the Law Ministry raised objections to the draft. The new bill has extra protection for public servants giving them the right to present their view to the Lokpal. Here, the Law Ministry believes bureaucrats should not have the right to be heard first. NGOs, except religious organisations, will come under the purview of the Lokpal. Also as per the amended draft, the appointment of Lokayuktas will be left to ________?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Supreme Court of India
[B] High Court
[C] States
[D] Centre

4. The ruling Congress has for the first time publicly committed to carving out a separate state of Telangana, saying it was just a matter of time. At a party briefing on 31st Jan, the spokesperson PC Chacko said his party was never against statehood for Telangana. The party’s clarification on Telangana came to put an end to resignation threats from the state's MPs and MLAs. Telangana, if carved out, would be from which state?
[Category: India News Current Affairs]
[A] Andhra Pradesh
[B] Tamilnadu
[C] Karnataka
[D] Kerala

5. In a reshuffeling at the top management Infosys has appointed a new CEO and MD of Infosys BPO. The changes will be with effect from April 1. Who has ben named as the new CEO of Infosys BPO on 31 Jan 2013?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Srikantan Moorthy
[B] Nandita Gurjar
[C] Swami Swaminathan
[D] Gautam Thakkar