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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Questions Current Affairs 2013 Answers: 20 January 2013

1. Bollywood heartthrob Salman Khan has signed a 500-crore deal with an entertainment channel. According to sources, the agreement, which is first of its kind in India, includes airing all of Khan’s films that will release in the next five years. This will effectively make the channel the only satellite podium for any movie he makes in the next five years. With which Indian entertainment channel Salman Khan has inked the deal?
[Category: Entertainment Current Affairs]
[A] Zee TV
[B] Sony India
[C] Star India
[D] TV 18 Group

2. The appointment for chairman of the University Grants Commission, made on January 18, 2013 came after the government had set up afresh a search-cum-selection committee last September for shortlisting a candidate for the post. The chairman’s post remained vacant since February 2011. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of UGC?
[Category: Education News Current Affairs]
[A] T.C.A. Anant
[B] S. Parasuraman
[C] Ved Prakash
[D] S. Thorat

3. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday, 19 Jan 2013, said that the government played NO ROLE in sending back Pakistani sportspersons and cancelling plays to be performed by artists from the neighbouring country following the killing of two Indian soldiers by the Pakistan army at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. In a ceasefire violation on January 8, 2013, the Pakistani troops killed two Indian soldiers at the LoC. The bodies of the soldiers were found mutilated. Following the incident, tension escalated between the two countries. While the Indian and the Pakistan governments tried to control the situation, protests were witnessed in India with people demanding that strong actions should be taken against the neighbour country. Who were the two martyr soldiers?
[Category: India Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Sudhakar Singh and Navdeep Singh
[B] Sudhakar Singh and Hemraj Singh
[C] Shanti Swarup Rana and Hemraj Singh
[D] Shanti Swarup Rana and Navdeep Singh

4. On Wedensday, 16 January 2013, Islamist militants took a number of people hostage at the Tigantourine gas facility near In Aménas, Algeria. The Algerian military raided the site, and some hostages were liberated. At least 23 hostages were killed, along with 32 militants, while 685 Algerian workers and 107 foreigners were freed, according to the Algerian government. The kidnappers were led by a former al-Qaeda commander in North Africa. Can you name him?
[Category: World News Current Affairs]
[A] Mokhtar Belmokhtar
[B] Djamel Zitouni
[C] Abu Musab Abdel Wadoud
[D] Abdelhamid Abou Zeid

5. Rahul Gandhi was formally elevated to the number two position in the Congress party on Saturday, 19th Jan 2013, after being appointed its vice-president. The anointment of the 42-year-old leader nine years after he entered politics was formalised at the meeting of the party's highest policy making body, the CWC, which unanimously adopted a resolution for this moved by defence minister AK Antony. What is CWC?
[Category: India Latest Politicas News Current Affairs]
[A] Congress working commission
[B] Congress working corporation
[C] Congress working communication
[D] Congress working committee