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Sunday, March 24, 2013

24 March 2013 Current Affairs and GK Quiz

1. Addressing the National Editors’ Conference, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that the ceiling of $1 billion for qualified foreign investors (QFIs) and $25 billion for foreign institutional investors (FIIs) in corporate bonds, besides $25 billion for FIIs in long-term infra bonds, would be merged and thus retaining the overall cap for corporate bonds at $51 billion. From when this change would become operational?
[Category: Economy and Policy Current Affairs]
[A] 25 March 2013
[B] 1 April 2013
[C] 1 June 2013
[D] 1 August 2013

2. The former military ruler, retired General Pervez Musharraf, returned to Pakistan on Sunday afternoon after four years of self-imposed exile in Dubai and London. What is his party name?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A] All Pakistan Muslim League
[B] Pakistan Peoples Party
[C] Green Party of Pakistan
[D] Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

3. Which company has commenced oil production from the Aishwariya field in the Rajasthan Block bordering Pakistan and also begun commercial sale of gas from there on Sunday 24 March 2013?
[Category: Industry and Trade Current Affairs]
[A] Shell India
[C] Reliance Petroleums
[D] Cairn India

4. India won the test series against Australia by 4-0 and hence they lifted which trophy on Sunday 24 March 2013?
[Category: Sports Cricket Current Affairs]
[A] Indo-Aust Trophy
[B] DLF Cup
[C] Border-Gavaskar Trophy
[D] Pepsi Cup

5. The government of India launched a service for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to file applications under the Right to Information Act this week. Using this, NRIs across the world may now be in a position to file RTI applications conveniently via direct payment of fees. Can you name the service?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Electronic Indian Postal Order
[B] Electronic RTI
[C] Electronic Indian Information Online
[D] Electronic Indian Right