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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Current GK Quiz - 20 November 2013

1. With no sign of employees on strike relenting, the state government on Tuesday invoked Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA), which makes the ongoing strike "100 per cent illegal". The invoking of ESMA comes amid renewed threat from the state government employees to "shut-down all the emergency services as well," if their demands for pay and perks similar to those of central government employees, are not met. In which state ESMA has been invoked on Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Andhra Pradesh
[B] Uttar Pradesh
[C] Rajasthan
[D] Orissa

2. On Tuesday, 19 November 2013, Indian football captain scored his 43rd goal to become the country's top goal scorer. Can you name him?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Bhaichung Bhutia
[B] Sunil Chhetri
[C] Shabbir Ali
[D] IM Vijayan

3. Which country went to polls on Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013, to elect the Constituent Assembly of the country hit by political stalemate, Maoist threats and violence?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A] India
[B] Bhutan
[C] Nepal
[D] Myanmar

4. An Indian-origin woman is first elected socialist in US. She has been elected to the prestigious Seattle City Council, making her the first socialist to be voted to an elected office. Who is she?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] Suchitra Krishnamoorthi
[B] Sonia Suri
[C] Neeru Chawla
[D] Kshama Sawant

5. What material has been used by US researchers to create the world’s smallest FM radio transmitter, a nano-mechanical system that can create FM signals?
[Category: Science Current Affairs]
[A] Graphene
[B] Caffene
[C] Biotene
[D] Stacene