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Monday, May 13, 2013

May 2013 Latest GK Current Affairs Quiz - 13 May 2013

1. General elections were held in Pakistan on 11 May 2013 to elect the members of the National Assembly and to the four provincial assemblies of Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Who has been headed back to power and set for becoming PM for the third time after this first democratic transition from one elected government to another, marking a landmark for Pakistan's political history hobbled by frequent military dictatorships?
[Category: International Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Asif Ali Zardari
[B] Bilawal Bhutto
[C] Imran Khan
[D] Nawaz Sharif

2. On 12th May 2013, a leading NRI in the UK and the General Secretary of the Indian Overseas Congress, London, has been elected as the deputy mayor of a London Borough. He is the first and only Indian-origin elected councillor in London Borough of Southwark Council, which has only 1.5% Indian-origin people. Can you name him?
[Category: Political Current Affairs]
[A] Z. A. Jilani
[B] Neelam Verma
[C] Sunil Chopra
[D] Bobby Jindal

3. India's annual consumer price inflation slowed for the second straight month in April to ________ percent, government data showed on Monday, 13 May 2013.
[Category: Bank Exams Current Affairs]
[A] 9.12
[B] 9.39
[C] 9.57
[D] 10.32

4. Mobile lab, a miniature pathological laboratory packed into a suitcase, can conduct tests which could lead to early identification of many diseases has been designed by an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee. He designed this portable biochemistry laboratory, which comes packed in a suitcase and can perform 23 crucial medical tests, including tests for kidney, liver, heart, anaemia, diabetes and arthritis. The portable lab was launched by science and technology minister S Jaipal Reddy on Saturday, 11 May 2013. Can you name the person who designed this?
[Category: Civil Services Exam Current Affairs]
[A] Amit Bhatnagar
[B] SB Mahajan
[C] Ravi Kumar Batra
[D] Abhishek Bhola

5. State-run telecom company BSNL has about 70,000 towers across the country and plans to hive off its physical infrastructure and land bank into separate offshoots. To assist in hiving off its tower assets into a new company and facilitate leasing out the infrastructure to private firms, BSNL has appointed which company as a consultant on 13th May 2013?
[Category: Business MBA Exams Current Affairs]
[A] BCG(Boston Consulting Group)
[B] McKinsey India
[C] KPMG India
[D] Cognizant Business Consulting