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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Latest GK and Current Affairs Quiz - 12 November 2013

1. Almost 70% of 2.9 million voters defied Maoist violence and boycott call to cast ballots across 18 constituencies of Bastar and Rajnandgaon in the first phase of assembly elections in which state on Monday, 11th Nov 2013?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Chhattisgarh
[B] Madhya Pradesh
[C] Jharkhand
[D] Bihar

2. A Russian spacecraft carried the Olympic torch back to Earth Monday after the torch's first ever spacewalk. The torch, which will light the main Olympic flame at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Games on Feb 7, 2014 was lifted into space on Nov 7, 2013 and was taken on a spacewalk two days later. It was unlit throughout the flight for safety reasons. The Olympic torch has been sent into space twice before, for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics and Sydney Games in 2000, but has never been taken outside the spacecraft. In which spacecraft the torch was sent?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A] Soyuz-TMA-06M
[B] Soyuz-TMA-07M
[C] Soyuz-TMA-08M
[D] Soyuz-TMA-09M

3. A senior leader of the Haqqani network, one of the most lethal elements of the insurgency in Afghanistan, has been killed on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad on Monday, 11th Nov 2013. What was his name?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] Jalaluddin Haqqani
[B] Nasiruddin Haqqani
[C] Hakimullah Haqqani
[D] Sirajuddin Haqqani

4. Astronomers have for the first time seen an asteroid with six comet-like tails of dust radiating from it like spokes on a wheel. The findings were made by astronomers viewing our solar system’s asteroid belt with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Unlike all other known asteroids, which appear simply as tiny points of light, this asteroid resembles a rotating lawn sprinkler. What name has been given to it?
[Category: Space Technology Current Affairs]
[A] P/2013 P1
[B] P/2013 P3
[C] P/2013 P5
[D] P/2013 P8

5. On Sunday, 10th Nov 2013, a bird ringing station, where a ring will be put on birds' legs to study their migration pattern in the western Himalayas, has been set up by the state wildlife wing in the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in which state?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Uttarakhand
[B] Sikkim
[C] Jammu & Kashmir
[D] Himachal Pradesh