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Friday, January 4, 2013

Latest Quiz on News India and World: 4 January 2013

1. The Supreme Court on Friday refused a request to disqualify legislators facing charges of sexual assault, but asked all states and the Central Government to explain within a month whether they plan to set up fast-track courts to handle rape cases. Today's directives are based on a petition filed by former IAS officer ___________, which asked the Supreme Court to suspend all lawmakers from national and state legislatures who face prosecution for crimes against women. According to a report, there are two MPs and a total of 42 MLAs who face charges of crimes against women, including rape.
[Category: Nation Current Affairs]
[A]Amitabh Thakur
[B]Chandan Singh
[C]Promilla Shanker
[D]H K Kapadia

2. The Italian Marines, Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, accused in the case for shooting two Indian fishermen to death off Indian shores, returned on 4th January 2013, after spending Christmas with family at home. Which authority had allowed the marines to go home on condition that they had to report to the Kochi City Police Commissioner before 3 p.m. on January 10?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A]Supreme Court of India
[B]Kerala High Court
[C]Ministry of External Affairs
[D]Home Ministry

3. India's services sector grew at its strongest pace in three months during December, as company order books filled at the quickest rate since last February. Services, ranging from banks to restaurants, make up nearly 60 percent of India's economic output and a recovery brightens the outlook for Asia's third-largest economy. The sector has been the lone bright spot in an otherwise slowing economy. The HSBC services Purchasing Managers' Index, a survey of around 400 companies, rose to _________ in December from November's 52.1.
[Category: News Economy Current Affairs]

4. On 4th January 2013, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has rejected consent applications of 149 entities, including Reliance Industries , for violations of various rules, since May last year. Following criticism that the consent plea was allowing many offenders to get away lightly, the regulator modified the rules for considering such applications. What is covered under consent plea?
[Category: Business News Current Affairs]
[A]An entity pays a penalty without admitting guilt after investigation
[B]An entity pays a penalty after it admits its fault
[C]An entity pays a penalty after it found that it is violating laws
[D]An entity under investigation pays a penalty without admitting or denying guilt

5. Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and actress ______________ have been named PETA’s hottest celebrity vegetarians of 2012 on 3rd January 2013. Bachchan, 70, has been named the hottest vegetarian celebrity three times in the past and even won the crown in PETA Asia’s equivalent contest last year. The actress who won this year has won the crown in 2010also and she too often credited her curves to her meat—free diet, saying, “I am a vegetarian, as a result my metabolism has improved and this is a huge contributor to weight loss.”
[Category: News National Current Affairs]
[A]Vidya Balan
[B]Neha Dhupia
[C]Kareena Kapoor
[D]Hema Malini