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Monday, February 18, 2013

18 February 2013 - GK & Current Affairs Quiz

1. The 2013 Women's Cricket World Cup was the tenth Women's Cricket World Cup, which was hosted by India for the third time. Australia won the tournament, beating West Indies by 114 runs in the final played on 17 February 2013 at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. In which other years India hosted the Women's Cricket World Cup?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] 1977 and 1987
[B] 1983 and 1992
[C] 1978 and 1997
[D] 1991 and 2003

2. British Prime Minister began a three-day official visit to India from Monday, 18 Feb 2013, during which he will meet his counterpart Manmohan Singh and discuss issues of common interest. British PM will hold discussions with Prime Minister Singh in New Delhi on February 19 and discuss bilateral and global issues of common interest. He will also call on President Pranab Mukherjee on the same day. The British Prime Minister last visited India in July 2010. Ahead of his visit, the visiting PM said that he wanted the relationship between India and the UK to be "one of the great partnerships of the 21st century". Can you name the British PM?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Francois Hollande
[B] Justine Greening
[C] Gordon Brown
[D] David Cameron

3. Following the Supreme Court order on Friday for companies which did not win spectrum in the November auction to immediately discontinue operations, a telecom company ended operations in the Mumbai telecom circle on Sunday, 17 Feb 2013. The company told all customers and business partners that its network in Mumbai would not be available after midnight on Saturday. Which company has stopped its operations in Mumbai circle?
[Category: Trade and Business Current Affairs]
[A] Tata Docomo
[B] Uninor
[C] Aircel

4. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today appealed to protesting central Trade Unions to withdraw their proposed two-day strike saying it would cause loss to economy besides inconvenience to people and offered talks. Protesting against government's "inaction" on price rise and alleged violation of labour laws, 11 central trade unions and workers' federation have called for a two-day nationwide strike. When is this strike planned to start?
[Category: Nation Latest News Current Affairs]
[A] 18 Feb 2013
[B] 19 Feb 2013
[C] 20 Feb 2013
[D] 21 Feb 2013

5. On Sunday 17 Feb 2013, in a bid to ensure free and fair elections and curb the use of money power, the Election Commission has disqualified as many as ________ candidates for failing to furnish details of expenditure incurred while contesting Parliamentary and Assembly polls. These candidates will face the bar for three years from the date of disqualification by the Commission, with the maximum being up to January 2016. All these candidates were disqualified under Section 8A read with 11 (A) (2) and 10A of Representation of the People Act, 1951, for failing to submit their poll expenditure accounts within the stipulated 30-day period from the date of announcement of results.
[Category: Politics Latest Current Affairs]
[A] 1927
[B] 2033
[C] 2171
[D] 2389