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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Daily Current Updates Quiz - 23 March 2013

1. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal began his indefinite hunger strike at which place in Delhi on Saturday, 23 March 2013, against increased power and water bills?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Jantar Mantar
[B] Rajghat
[C] India Gate
[D] Delhi Secretariat

2. UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Council) on Thursday adopted the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka on human rights. ______ countries, including India, voted in favour of the US resolution, 13 against and 8 abstained from voting.
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A] 15
[B] 18
[C] 23
[D] 25

3. Which FMCG major on Friday, 22 March 2013, approved a one percentage point increase in royalty to be paid to its parent company from 3.5% to 4.5% of sales and the increase, which will be paid over a five-year period at the rate of 0.20%, will be effective starting January 1, 2014?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Hindustan Unilever Limited
[B] Colgate Palmolive
[C] Nestle
[D] P&G

4. Union human resource development minister Pallam Raju admitted on Friday that the government will not be able to meet the the deadline for infrastructure norms in all schools. Raju though said they were still committed to the Act. Nine infrastructure norms had been listed in the original Act. However, on ground “only 7% schools are RTE compliant,” according to the RTE forum figures. What is the current deadline set for infrasturcuture norms?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] March 31
[B] April 15
[C] April 30
[D] May 1

5. In a virtual 'collision' with the State Election Commission (SEC), which state government on Saturday, 23 March 2013, unilaterally announced panchayat polls in the state in two phases, on April 26 and 30?
[Category: India Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Gujarat
[B] Himachal Pradesh
[C] West Bengal
[D] Jharkhand