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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Daily Current Affairs and Online GK Quiz - 23 November 2013

1. Who dethroned Viswanathan Anand as the World Chess Champion with a 65 move draw in the 10th game on Friday, 22nd November 2013 in Chennai, and becomes the first World Champion from Norway?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Gary Carlsen
[B] Magnus Heinsen
[C] Magnus Warner
[D] Magnus Carlsen

2. A panel of ministers(EGoM), headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram, on Friday, 22 Nov 2013, decided to slash the starting prices of spectrum to be auctioned in January, hoping to attract interest from debt-laden telecom operators that largely stayed away from the previous two rounds citing high base levels. What does EGoM means?
[Category: Latest Terms Current Affairs]
[A] Empowered Group of Ministers
[B] Encore Group of Ministers
[C] Enhanced Group of Ministers
[D] Engineered Group of Ministers

3. On 22 Nov 2013, eminent Scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee Prof CNR Rao has become the first Indian scientist to be elected as honorary foreign member of which academy?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Chinese Academy of Science
[B] US Academy of Science
[C] UK Academy of Science
[D] German Academy of Science

4. In a mammoth exercise to settle 39 lakh pending cases, Supreme Court Chief Justice ____________ Saturday inaugurated a day-long National Lok Adalat where for the first time cases are being taken up simultaneously all over the country for settlement. The Lok Adalats are taking place in the Supreme Court, 24 high courts and all the district courts of the country.
[Category: Indian Current Affairs]
[A] J C Oberoi
[B] P. Sathasivam
[C] K. Halaskar
[D] G D Batra

5. India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable ballistic missile from a naval ship off Odisha coast today, 23rd November 2013. The surface-to-surface missile is the naval variant of India's indigenously developed 'Prithvi' missile. The single-stage, liquid propelled missile has already been inducted into the armed services and is one of the five missiles developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP). Can you name the missile?
[Category: Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Dhruva
[B] Dhanush
[C] Shastra
[D] Astra