Wednesday, January 30, 2013

January Current Affairs Quiz: 30 January 2013

1. In news that is bound to raise eyebrows in India, China has approved ________ new hydropower dams on the mighty Brahmaputra river. The go-ahead ends a two-year hiatus during which Beijing refrained from approving any new projects. The new dams would be constructed on the middle reaches of the Brahmaputra, as part of a new energy development plan for 2015 that was unveiled on January 23, reported a leading national daily.
[Category: World Politics Current Affairs]
[A] One
[B] Two
[C] Three
[D] Four

2. Cricketer Harbhajan Singh has moved on to film production and would start with Punjabi movies. He revealed this on Tuesday, 29th Jan 2013, and said that he has started a production house which would be producing two Punjabi films initially. What is the name of his production company?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Bhajji and Madan Production
[B] Harbhajan Production
[C] Bhajji Films Production
[D] Harbhajan Madan Production

3. Mahatma Gandhi's prized documents on his controversial relationship with architect Hermann Kallenbach, which were bought by India for a whopping sum of money, will be on public display from Wednesday. The rich archive containing thousands of items related to Gandhi returned to India recently after the government bought it by signing a contract with London-based auctioneers Sotheby's. An exhibition titled "Gandhi-Kallenbach Papers" will begin on Wednesday, 30 January 2013, at the National Archives of India which will be inaugurated by Gandhi's grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi. How much money India paid for obtaining these documents?
[Category: India News Current Affairs]
[A] $1 million
[B] $1.1 million
[C] $1.28 million
[D] $1.37 million

4. On Tuesday, 29th Jan 2013, the information & broadcasting ministry has formed a committee to strengthen and expand the role of public broadcaster Prasar Bharati, with an emphasis on its relationship with the government. The seven-member expert committee has been set up to review the institutional framework of Prasar Bharati and to suggest measures to ensure technical upgradation of the organisation, the ministry said in a statement. The committee will suggest ways to digitise the archival material with Doordarshan and All India Radio, including material from Independence days, and develop enabling infrastructure, in the form of data digitalisation systems, data centres and networks. Who is the head of this committee?
[Category: News Economy Current Affairs]
[A] Jawahar Sircar
[B] Sam Pitroda
[C] Renuka Chaudhary
[D] Mamta Sharma

5. The Ranji Trophy is a domestic first-class cricket championship played in India between different city and state sides, equivalent to the County Championship in England and the Sheffield Shield in Australia. Which team has won the Ranji Trophy final played on 28th January 2013?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Saurashtra
[B] Railways
[C] Karnataka
[D] Mumbai

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