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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Daily Current Affairs - 15 May 2013 Quiz

1. On Wednesday, 15th May 2013, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will file his nomination papers for seeking re-election to the Rajya Sabha for the fifth successive time from this state. Manmohan SIngh has held this seat from the state since 1991. From which state Manmohan Singh is the member of Rajya Sabha?
[Category: Civil Services Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Assam
[B] Punjab
[C] Chattisgarh
[D] West Bengal

2. The banned United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) has slammed the Assam government for honouring an actress with the prestigious Srimanta Sankardeva award. The award was given to the actress by President Pranab Mukherjee in Guwahati on Monday, 13 May 2013, for her “rich contribution to India’s cultural life”. The ULFA raised objections to giving away the honour to the actress citing that she has contributed nothing to create awareness about the Vaishnavite saint-reformer in whose honour the award was instituted. Can you name the actress?
[Category: Bank Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Mala Sinha
[B] Vaijyanti Mala
[C] Saira Bano
[D] Sharmila Tagore

3. After facing the wrath of the Supreme Court for having failed to ensure functional autonomy to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Union government on Tuesday, 14 May 2013, formed a GoM (Group of Ministers) to draft a law to protect the CBI from external interference. Who is heading this GoM?
[Category: UPSC Current Affairs]
[A] Salman Khurshid
[B] Kapil Sibal
[C] P. Chidambaram
[D] V. Narayanasamy

4. Which country on Tuesday, 14th May 2013, rolled out a same-day visa facility for Indians, the first-of-of-its-kind service to be launched by this country anywhere in the world?
[Category: Latest Current Affairs]
[B] UK
[C] Canada
[D] Australia

5. A Global Enteric Multicentre Study, published in the “Lancet” on Tuesday, 14th May 2013, showed that diarrhoeal disease has the highest rate of incidence in India. Also on the same day, scientists in India have unveiled a new low-cost vaccine against a deadly virus that kills about half a million children around the world each year. An Indian manufacturer said the vaccine would cost 54 rupees while international pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline and Merck produce similar vaccines at around 1,000 rupees. This medicine will fight against the virus that causes dehydration and severe diarrhoea. What is the name of the virus?
[Category: Medical Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Dirravirus
[B] Diarrohravirus
[C] Rotavirus
[D] Cronavirus