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Friday, April 19, 2013

Current Affairs Today's Online Quiz - 19 April 2013

1. JPC investigating the 2G spectrum scam has put down the blame on former telecom minister A Raja while giving clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram on 18 April 2013. As per the leaked draft report of the committee, "Raja had tweaked the rules to award mobile permits to a few chosen companies, and that the prime minister and finance minister were not informed about the changes". What does JPC stands for?
[Category: Political Current Affairs]
[A] Joint Probe Committee
[B] Joint Primary Committee
[C] Joint Parliamentary Committee
[D] Joint Party Committee

2. Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf was arrested on Friday, 19 April 2013, in a case relating to the imposition of emergency rule in 2007 and was presented before a magistrate, becoming the _____________ former army chief to face such action.
[Category: Foreign Politics Current Affairs]
[A] First
[B] Second
[C] Third
[D] Fourth

3. What is the name of the close aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, who is wanted in India in connection with two bomb attacks in Gujarat in 1993, and has lost his appeal in a UK High Court against extradition to India on 18th Apr 2013?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Abu Salem
[B] Tiger Hanif
[C] Chota Rajan
[D] Tiger Menon

4. Union cabinet on Thursday, 18 April 2013, granted the dearness allowance (DA) hike of eight per cent to the Central government employees in view of the increase in the consumer price index (CPI) for the industrial workers. The hike has been granted over the existing rate of ______ percent.
[Category: Bank Current Affairs]
[A] 50
[B] 64
[C] 69
[D] 72

5. The lone convicted accused in the 2010 Pune German Bakery bombing that killed 17 people and wounded 58, was on Thursday sentenced to death for murder and criminal conspiracy by the sessions court, which termed his crime as “rarest of rare”. What is the name of the convict?
[Category: India Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Kayanath Shaikh
[B] Munnavar Sayed
[C] Mirza Himayat Baig
[D] Hafeez Sayeed