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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

January 2013 Questions of Current Affairs with Answers: 23 Jan 2013

1. Prompted by a letter from "illegitimate Indian Olympic Association" official Lalit Bhanot, a nonprofit organization, headed by Olympian Ashwini Nachappa, on Monday launched a non-cooperation movement against the "illegal" body. Twenty one former sportspersons, including Olympians Vandana Rao, Joaquim Carvalho, MM Somaiya, Mervyn Fernandis, Jude Felix, Ashwini, M P Ganesh, Devesh Chauhan, Vandana Shanbaug and MP Singh, have signed the letter expressing their opposition to the "illegitate" body. What is the name of the nonprofit organization which launched this movement?
[Category: Sports Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Olympic Sports India
[B] India Olympic Sports Organization
[C] Clean Sports India
[D] Corruption Free Sports

2. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday, 22 January 2013, elected the new party chief. The new chief of the party will be formally elected party president on Wednesday. The new President is being elected after incumbent Nitin Gadkari opting out from seeking a second term. Who has been elected the new party President?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] M Venkaiah Naidu
[B] Rajnath Singh
[C] Sushma Swaraj
[D] Arun Jaitely

3. On Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, a meeting of all the 59 Congress MLAs was held in the presence of central party observers, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and party’s Gujarat in-charge and general secretary Mohan Prakash, for election of Gujarat Congress Legislature Party leader. At the meeting, the MLAs had authorised AICC president Sonia Gandhi to take a final call on the candidate for the post. Who has been elected Gujarat CLP Leader?
[Category: GPSC Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Shankersinh Vaghela
[B] Shaktisinh Gohil
[C] Arjun Modhwadia
[D] Vitthal Radadiya

4. The poky confines of her 300 sq ft chawl could not deterthis girl from dreaming big and now this autorickshaw driver's daughter is set to live her dream, having topped the all India Chartered Accountancy (CA) examination. She had secured the first rank in the examination conducted by the prestigious Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in November 2012, results of which were announced on 22 Jan 2013. Not only was she happy for her, but also for her younger brother, who along with her cracked the same examination. Can you name the girl who toppd CA exam?
This question is not put here for any exam but just to show that if one is determined, then no body can stop her/him in achieving her/his goal. We all should take inspiration from this girl.
[Category: Inspirational Current Affairs]
[A] Lingammal
[B] Prema Siddhima
[C] Prema Thaiamma
[D] Prema Jayakumar

5. The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would test the constitutional validity of the Centre's decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail and asked the UPA government to spell out the safeguards put in place to protect small traders from possible onslaught of multinationals in future. Parliament's approval of the policy decision was cited by Attorney General G E Vahanvati to clinch the issue before a bench of Justices R M Lodha and S J Mukhopadhaya, which was hearing a PIL filed by advocate M L Sharma alleging that permitting FDI in retail was in breach of FEMA Regulations. What is FEMA?
[Category: India News National Current Affairs]
[A] Federal Exchange Management Act
[B] Federal Emergency Management Act
[C] Foreign Exchange Management Act
[D] Foreign Encashment Management Act


Sweetie January 23, 2013 at 2:35 AM  

Sushma Swaraj is not the correct answer because
Rajnath Singh is elected as Bharatiya Janata Party President.

QuizMantra January 23, 2013 at 5:53 PM  

Thanks for pointing out the error. It has been corrected.