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Friday, December 20, 2013

20 December 2013 GK Current Affairs Quiz

1. On 19 December 2013, India successfully test-fired which indigenously developed multi-barrel rocket launcher (MBRL) from a base at Chandipur-on-sea near Balasore, off the Odisha coast?
[Category: Civil Service Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Pinaka
[B] Chinkara
[C] Chetak
[D] Cheetal

2. A new species of a large browsing mammal, similar in shape to a pig, with a short, prehensile snout (Tapirus kabomani) is identified in the Amazon on 19th Dec 2013. Can you name that animal?
[Category: Environment Current Affairs]
[A] Kabiom
[B] Tapti
[C] Tapir
[D] Rabid

3. Hindi poet Mridula Garg, Urdu poet Javed Akhtar and Bengali poet Subodh Sarkar have also been selected for this year's Sahitya Akademi award which would be given in a ceremony on 11 March 2014. Javed Akhtar has been chosen to receive the coveted Sahitya Akademi award for which of his Urdu poetry book?
[Category: Literature Current Affairs]
[A] Bazm
[B] Lava
[C] Nazme
[D] Shero-Shayari

4. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved _______ crore rupees interest-free loans to cash starved sugar industry on 19 December 2013. The informal Group of Ministers (GoM) set up by the Prime Minister under the chairmanship of Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar recommended the proposal to address the cash crunch of the sugar industry.
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] 2000
[B] 4400
[C] 5300
[D] 6600

5. Which artist's untitled work stole the show as it gets sold in Rs 23.7 crore during the celebrated London-based auctioneer Christie's debute in India on Thursday, 19 Dec 2013?
[Category: Latest News Current Affairs]
[A] Tyeb Mehta
[B] Manjit Bawa
[C] Arpita Singh
[D] Vasudeo S Gaitonde