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Thursday, March 7, 2013

2013 Current Affairs Daily Quiz - 7 March 2013

1. The USAID, the Kiawah Trust of the UK and an Indian foundation launched a $14 million partnership on Wednesday, 6th March 2013, for the healthcare needs of adolescent girls, mothers, newborns and kids in India. According to the trust, India's mortality statistics are alarming and a huge percentage is completely avoidable. About 67,000 mothers die each year from complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Almost half the children under the age of five suffer from chronic malnutrition, with about 70% of these suffering from anemia. What is USAID?
[Category: Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Urban Sanity Agency for International Development
[B] US Agency for International Development
[C] US Agency for Integral Development
[D] US Administration for International Development

2. A movie of Salman Khan is going to have its commercial release in Japan on March 7, 2013. It is being released with Japanese dubbing instead of the usual Hindi version with subtitles. Reports further suggest that this is the first Bollywood film to be officially released on a commercial basis in Japan. Can you name the movie?
[Category: Films Current Affairs]
[A] Wanted
[B] Dabang
[C] Ek Tha Tiger
[D] Dabang2

3. According to the poll conducted by Ipsos, a market research agency, whose result were made public on 7th March 2013, 43% Indians backed ______________ as the leading choice for the next Prime Minister.
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Narendra Modi
[B] Rahul Gandhi
[C] Manmohan Singh
[D] Sushma Swaraj

4. A Japanese carrier announced on 5th March 2013 the Phone Strap 2 WX06A, which weighs only 32 grams. The company advertises it as the world's "smallest and lightest phone". The Phone Strap 2 is the sequel to the original Phone Strap, measures just 32 x 70 x 10.7mm, and weighs only 32 grams. Which company has launched it?
[Category: Technology Current Affairs]
[A] NTT DoCoMo
[B] G-Mode
[C] Sony Mobile Communications
[D] Willcom

5. The Cabinet has given in-principle approval to a bill providing for time-bound delivery of services on 6th March 2013. This effectively means that bureaucrats will now have to face the penalty in dispensing services like pensions, passports, caste certificates, ration cards, tax refunds and police procedures. Any delay in providing these services can result in a fine for the bureaucrats concerned. When was this bill introduced first in Lok Sabha?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] 2013
[B] 2012
[C] 2011
[D] 2010