Friday, January 18, 2013

Latest India World Current Affairs Quiz: 18 January 2013

1. Tahawwur Rana, an accomplice of convicted terrorist David Headley, was on Thursday, 17 Jan 2013, sentenced to ______ years in jail followed by five years of supervised release by a US court for providing material support to Pakistan-based LeT and for backing a plot to strike a Danish newspaper. 52-year-old Pakistani-Canadian Rana was sentenced by the Chicago federal court despite his defence attorneys seeking a lighter sentence of not more than a 9-year jail term, citing his poor health. Rana was convicted in June 2011 by a federal grand jury, which found the businessman guilty of providing material support to LeT and planning an aborted plot to bomb the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. Rana, who was originally arrested in 2009 for his involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, was acquitted of that charge.
[Category: International Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Ten
[B] Twelve
[C] Thirteen
[D] Fourteen

2. HCL Technologies on Thursday, 17 January 2013, said that the president and chief operating officer of the company has been elevated to the position of president and chief executive officer with effect from January 17, 2013. He will replaces Vineet Nayar, who will continue as the vice chairman and joint managing director of HCL Tech till July 2013 and as vice chairman thereafter. Who is the new CEO of HCL Technologies?
[Category: Business and Industry Current Affairs]
[A] S Madhavan
[B] Anant Gupta
[C] Roshni Nadar
[D] Stephen Cardell

3. The government on Thursday, 17th Jan 2013, raised the cap on supply of subsidised LPG cylinders to nine bottles from six per year and allowed oil companies to hike diesel prices by a "small quantum" periodically. There will be no change in LPG and kerosene rates, Oil Minister told reporters after the meeting on Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA). Who is the Oil Minister of India?
[Category: India Latest Current Affairs]
[A] M Veerappa Moily
[B] S Jaipal Reddy
[C] Murli Deora
[D] Mani Shankar Aiyar

4. Former VJ-turned actress Sophiya Haque died on Thursday in London after a prolonged illness. She was reportedly suffering from cancer. Sophiya Haque was a popular VJ in the 1990s and more recently appeared in the movie Wanted. Sophiya, who was born to a British mother and Bangladeshi father, also appeared in West End productions like The Far Pavilions in London. She had a role in the long running British TV series Coronation Street. For which channel she was VJ in 1990s?
[Category: Latest Current Affairs]
[B] Bindaas
[C] Channel V
[D] VH1

5. A Muslim cleric calling for the Pakistani government to resign said on Thursday, 17 Jan 2013, he had reached an agreement with the administration and would call halt to the street protests in Islamabad that triggered a political crisis four days ago. On Tuesday, his campaign caught fire when Pakistan's highest court ordered the arrest of the prime minister on corruption charges, raising the prospect of a "soft coup". Can you name the cleric?
[Category: World Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry
[B] Raja Pervez Ashraf
[C] Fasih Bokhari
[D] Tahir-ul-Qadri

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