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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz - 18 December 2013

1. India's central bank surprised markets by leaving its key lending rate unchanged on Wednesday, 18th December 2013. The Reserve Bank of India left the rate at which it lends to banks overnight. What is the current rate?
[Category: Banking Exams Current Affairs]
[A] 6.5%
[B] 7.25%
[C] 7.75%
[D] 8.25%

2. On 17 December 2013, who was elected as the German Chancellor for third term by the German Parliament- Bundestag?
[Category: World Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Angela Merkel
[B] Helmut Kohl
[C] Konrad Adenauer
[D] Michelle Kosnar

3. The Lokpal Bill to set up a strong anti-corruption ombudsman to probe corruption in high places received the overwhelming approval of the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013. The lokpal has tougher provisions as compared to the bill cleared by Lok Sabha in December, 2011. The bill, comprehensively reworked by a select committee of the Rajya Sabha, will be considered afresh by Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Which party opposed this bill and its MPs kept away from proceedings?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Aam Aadmi Party
[B] Samajwadi Party
[C] Congress
[D] Bhartiya Janta Party

4. Miss International 2013 is the 54rd edition of the Miss International beauty pageant that took place on December 17, 2013 at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel Hall, Tokyo, Japan. Who was the the winner of the pageant for 2013?
[Category: Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Ikumi Yoshimatsu
[B] Ekaterina Sarafanova
[C] Alejandra Andreu
[D] Bea Rose Santiago

5. The official data based on wholesale price index showed high inflation in November 2013 as compared to October 2013. Inflation in India reached _______ percent, the highest in 14 months since September 2012.
[Category: Bank Exams Current Affairs]
[A] 5.43
[B] 6.59
[C] 7.52
[D] 8.97