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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Current Affairs Today's Quiz - 18 April 2013

1. The Supreme Court on Thursday, 18 Apr 2013, cancelled all leases for iron ore extraction in 49 mines of which category in Bellary, Tumkur and Chitradurga districts of Karnataka?
[Category: Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Category A
[B] Category B
[C] Category C
[D] Category D

2. A deadly explosion and fire occurred on April 17, 2013 at a fertilizer plant in a small Texas town in USA. In which company's plant this industrial disaster happened?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] West Fertilizer Company
[B] Nixon Nitration Works
[C] ConocoPhillips
[D] DuPont

3. Which country's Parliament legalizes same sex marriage on 17 April 2013?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A] Australia
[B] Italy
[C] Spain
[D] New Zealand

4. Can you name one of the renowned Telugu writer and novelist, who won the prestigious Jnanpith Award for year 2012 for his famous book 'Pakudu Rallu' on 17 April 2013?
[Category: UPSC Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Tripuraneni Ramaswamy
[B] Dr. Ravuri Bharadwaja
[C] Subbanna Madhira Deekshitulu
[D] Vasireddy Seethadevi

5. Which company has informed the government on 17 April 2013 that it will surrender all airwaves beyond the 2.5 MHz limit in 15 regions, with the exception of Delhi and Mumbai, where it will retain 3.75 MHz by paying the surcharge?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Tata Teleservices
[B] Reliance
[C] Bharti Airtel
[D] Uninor