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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Updated GK and Current Affairs Ques Ans Quiz - 17 Dec 2013

1. India on Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013, hardened its stance further against the US for the humiliation meted out to its deputy consul general in New York with Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Gujarat chief minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi refused to meet the visiting US delegation. Can you name the Indian diplomat?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A] Devyani Khobragade
[B] Devyani Kharbanda
[C] Marie Harf
[D] Shivshankar Menon

2. On 16 Dec 2013, which company acquires the robot-making company Boston Dynamics which had previously been contracted by the U.S. military?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Microsoft
[B] Facebook
[C] Google
[D] Nvidia

3. Which Indian squash player has won the IMET Open 2013 in the Slovakian capital Bratislava on 16 December 2013?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Zeeshan Ali
[B] Zubin Mehta
[C] Gagandeep Singh
[D] Mahesh Mangaonkar

4. It was on December 16, 1971, the Pakistani Forces under the command of Lieutenant General AAK Niazi surrendered at Dhaka, in the presence of the three tri-service theatre Commanders of Indian Armed Forces. On this momentous day a declaration of cease-fire was brought into force ending the Indo-Pak War and resulting in the birth of the sovereign country of Bangladesh. It was 41st anniversary of this day named as?
[Category: Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Shaurya Diwas
[B] Vijay Diwas
[C] Veerta Diwas
[D] Prakram Diwas

5. Recently which sportsperson has taken over as UNICEF first brand ambassador for South Asia to support the organisation's work in promoting hygiene and sanitation in the region?
[Category: Civil Services Current Affairs]
[A] Sachin Tendulkar
[B] Saina Nehwal
[C] Sania Mirza
[D] M S Dhoni