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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Daily General Current Affairs - 21 March 2013

1. Faced with paucity of time, Rajya Sabha on Thursday, 21 March 2013 approved ________________ without debate, a development witnessed perhaps for the first time which triggered protests from opposition members.
[Category: India Political Current Affairs]
[A] Union Budget 2013-14
[B] Anti Rape Bill
[C] Criminal Amendment Bill
[D] UPSC Amendment Bill

2. Supreme Court of India on Thursday sentenced bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt to five years for keeping arms in a 1993 bomb blasts case in Mumbai. Under which act Sanjay Dutt was tried?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[C] Anti Terror Act

3. Parliament on Thursday passed the anti-rape Bill with Rajya Sabha approving it with voice vote in the same form as it was passed by Lok Sabha two days ago. The Bill provides for not only stringent punishment for rapists and repeat offenders but also makes maiden provisions of strict punishment for offences like stalking, voyeurism, disrobing and acid attacks. Bill keeps rape as a gender-specific crime where _________ can be booked for committing such offence.
[Category: Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Only Female
[B] Only Male
[C] Both Male and Female
[D] Transgenders and Male

4. The government announced on 21 March 2013 in the Rajya Sabha that UPSC's notification on making which paper as a compulsory paper in its examination will be kept in abeyance?
[Category: UPSC Current Affairs]
[A] History
[B] Geography
[C] Political Science
[D] English

5. A company co-founded by Hotmail founder Sabeer Bhatia launched a global SIM card for international travellers. What is the name of his company?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Junglee
[B] Matrix
[C] Jaxtr Inc
[D] RoamFree