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Friday, January 11, 2013

Quiz Questions on Current Affairs with Answers: 11 January 2013

1. President Barack Obama, in an effort to rejuvenate the battered US economy, nominated his Chief-of-Staff and budget specialist as the next Treasury Secretary on Friday, 11th Jan 2013. Can you name him?
[Category: International News Current Affairs]
[A] Timothy Geithner
[B] Jack Lew
[C] Alexander Hamilton
[D] Henry Paulson

2. On Thursday, 10th Jan 2013, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has given the nod to set up a vintage car museum in the state. The UP Tourism Department, which has been entrusted with the responsibility, has approached the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) for providing 25 acres of land. Where is it supposed to come up?
[Category: National News Current Affairs]
[A] Etawah
[B] Lucknow
[C] Greater Noida
[D] Agra

3. Maoists are changing their tactics to counter security forces’ growing offensive in their strongholds. The latest examples came in the form of planting of a 1.5-kg improvised explosive device (IED) inside the stomach of a CRPF personnel killed in an encounter with Naxals and placing of two IEDs beneath the bodies of two jawans at the encounter site. In the first case, the bomb was recovered and in the second, the IEDs exploded leading to some casualties. In a major setback to the government’s offensive against Maoists in _________ district, 10 security personnel, including nine from the CRPF lost their lives on Monday.
[Category: India News Current Affairs]
[A] Gadchiroli
[B] Mahbubnagar
[C] Latehar
[D] Garhwa

4. Aiming to regain leadership position in the India's smartphone market, mobile handset maker Nokia launched three new devices in its Lumia range on Thursday 10th January 2013. Nokia, which had five devices in the Lumia series previously, added Windows 8-powered Lumia 920, Lumia 820 and Lumia 620 to its portfolio. Nokia is a company from which country?
[Category: Indian News Current Affairs]
[A] South Korea
[B] Finland
[C] France
[D] Germany

5. The government on Thursday approved enhancement of the area of dwelling units meant for rehabilitation of persons affected by fire and land subsidence in Jharia and Raniganj Coalfields in line with JNNURM (Jawahar Lal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission) norms, under the Master Plan for Jharia and Raniganj Coalfields. Jharia Coalfields are located in Dhanbad district of Jharkhand. Where are Raniganj Coalfields located?
[Category: General News Current Affairs]
[A] Burdwan, West Bengal
[B] Ranchi, Jharkhand
[C] Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
[D] Bokaro, Jharkhand