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Monday, February 4, 2013

2013 Current Affairs Questions Answers: 4 Feb 2013

1. On 3rd February 2013, a political party in Bihar introduce reservation in its organisation polls, a move which many believe will help consolidate its political base in the state. It all started with elections at the lower level from Panchayat to town and block in which 60 per cent reservation was prescribed for extremely backward castes (EBCs), Mahadalits , minorities and women. This is for the first time any political outfit has adopted reservation formula for its elections setting a new benchmark for the other political parties. Can you name the political party?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Rashtriya Janta Dal
[B] Bhartiya Janta Party
[C] Janta Dal(U)
[D] Jharkhand Mukti Morcha

2. February 4th the World Cancer Day is an annual event that aims to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage efforts in prevention, detection, and treatment. This year's theme focuses on item five of the World Cancer Declaration, adopted by the United Nations in 2011, which aspires to "dispel damaging myths and misconceptions" about the disease. A latest report from World Health Organizations says that cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. 7.6 million people died from cancer worldwide in 2008 and every year almost ________ cancer cases are newly diagnosed.
[Category: General Awareness Current Affairs]
[A] 3 million
[B] 8 million
[C] 9 million
[D] 13 million

3. Yogi Deveshwar of ITC, Sam Balsara of Madison World and Piyush Pandey of Ogilvy & Mather were among the advertising and marketing stalwarts honoured at the first International Advertising Association (IAA) Leadership Awards on Saturday, 2nd Feb 2013. IAA is the world’s only globally focused, integrated advertising trade association with membership representing advertisers, agencies and the media. Among the winners was also a Bollywood actor who was named the ‘brand endorser of the year – male’. Can you name him?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Amitabh Bachchan
[B] Shahrukh Khan
[C] Salman Khan
[D] Ranbir Kapoor

4. On 3rd Feb, in a major breakthrough, scientists at ______________ has made it possible to get a front row view into how the brain develops and functions and pinpoint which part of the organ is playing truant during neurological disorders like autism, epilepsy and schizophrenia. The scientists have created the world's first genome-wide digital atlas of gene enhancers in the brain, the switches that tell genes when and where they need to be switched on or off.
[Category: Science Current Affairs]
[A] Berkeley Lab
[B] Oxford University
[C] Stanford University Lab

5. President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday, 3rd February 2013, gave his assent to the ordinance on sexual harassment that had been approved by the Cabinet on Friday. The President signed it and it will now be tabled before Parliament for approval. The Parliament has to clear it before ________ months for the ordinance to become a law. The government has assured that more changes will be made to the ordinance once it is referred to Parliament. However several women's groups and Opposition parties on Saturday had appealed to the President to not sign the ordinance claiming that it was "incomplete". They questioned the silence of the ordinance on crimes such as marital rape and controversial provisions such as the Armed Forces Special Powers Act.
[Category: Indian Political Current Affairs]
[A] One
[B] Two
[C] Four
[D] Six