Current Affairs Quizzes/Questions-answers July 2013, 22 July To 28 July 2013

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  • 1. 
     The Supreme Court of India on 22 July 2013 directed the Union Government of India to enforce rules on the advertisement of tobacco products at all the sales outlet which prohibits the display of those ads which are larger than (dimension) _______________.
    • A. 

      120 cm x 80 cm

    • B. 

      60 cm x 60 cm

    • C. 

      90 cm x 60 cm

    • D. 

      60 cm x 45 cm

  • 2. 
    According to the recent study conducted by the team of researchers at the Nottingham Trent University, UK; a computer program was developed for accurately analysing the local signatures of which animal? 
    • A. 

      Eastern Grey Wolves

    • B. 

      Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

    • C. 

      East Siberian Laika

    • D. 

      Seppala Siberian Sleddog

  • 3. 
    Poverty Ratio in India declined to 21.9 percent in 2011-12 from 37.2 percent measured in 2004-05 on the basis of the increase in per capita consumption. The Planning Commission of India on 23 July 2013 released its report on the Poverty Estimates for 2011-12. The report was based on which process of measurement of poverty. 
    • A. 

      Relative Income Poverty Lines

    • B. 

      The Large Sample Surveys on Household Consumer Expenditure

    • C. 

      The Small Sample Surveys on Household Consumer Expenditure

    • D. 

      Absolute vs Relative Poverty

  • 4. 
      Who was sworn-in as the new king of Belgium on 21 July 2013 after the abdication of his father Albert II due to his age and health?
    • A. 

      A) Erasme Louis Surlet de Chokier

    • B. 

      B) Baudouin

    • C. 

      C) Leopold III

    • D. 

      D) Prince Philippe

  • 5. 
    Name the spacecraft of NASA, which in month of July 2013 released colour and black-and-white images of Earth and the Moon, from its branch in the Saturn system.
    • A. 

      Cassini Spacecraft

    • B. 

      Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV)

    • C. 

      Voyager Spacecraft

    • D. 

      Curiosity Spacecraft

  • 6. 
    Poverty Ratio in India declined to 21.9 percent in 2011-12 from 37.2 percent measured in 2004-05 on the basis of the increase in per capita consumption. The ratio is based on the methodology that was suggested by a Committee that suggests the factors in money spent on health and education besides calorie intake to fix a poverty line. As per Methodology of that committee, the poverty line has been expressed in terms of MPCE based on Mixed Reference Period.  Name the committee that suggested the MOCE based process of calculating the poverty line?
    • A. 

      A) Rangarajan Committee

    • B. 

      B) JS Verma Committee

    • C. 

      C) GC Gokhale Committee

    • D. 

      D) Tendulkar Committee

    • E. 

      E) Narshimham Committee

  • 7. 
    The Supreme Court of India on 24 July 2013 directed the Railways to approach competent authorities in two states for recovery of losses, suffered by it due to disruption of rail movements in the two states, in the wake of the Mirchpur violence in 2010. Name the two states from which the recovery of losses will be made?
    • A. 

      Jharkhand and Bihar

    • B. 

      Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand

    • C. 

      Uttar Pradesh and Haryana

    • D. 

      Haryana and Himachal Pradesh

  • 8. 
     A sum of 176.98 crore rupees has been sanctioned for development of Kole Land, announced by  P. C. Chacko, MP and head of the Thrissur and Malappuram districts. Kole Development Council is designated as which of the following sites?
    • A. 

      Ramsar Site

    • B. 

      World Heritage Site

    • C. 

      Bio Diversity Site

    • D. 

      Bio-logical hotspot

  • 9. 
    India and Saudi Arabia on 24 July 2013 have decided to set up a Saudi-India Business Network (SIBN) separately in two cities. It would act as a catalyst to promote India-Saudi bilateral commerce and trade relations, investment, Business-to-Business interactions and exchanges. Name the two cities?
    • A. 

      Jeddah and Medina

    • B. 

      New Delhi-Mangalore

    • C. 

      Chennai and Tuticorin

    • D. 

      Riyadh and Dammam

  • 10. 
      The Union Government of India on 27 July 2013 announced that it would set-up a Marine Training Academy at ______________? The academy would be set-up through the Shipping Corporation of India in collaboration with the VO Chidambaram Port Trust. 
    • A. 

      Tuticorin

    • B. 

      Chennai

    • C. 

      Visag

    • D. 

      Coimbatore

  • 11. 
    India finished at which position in the Archery World Cup Stage 3. In the Archery World Cup Deepika Kumari won gold and bronze medal on the concluding day, of Archery World Cup Stage 3 in Medellin, Colombia. 
    • A. 

      Second

    • B. 

      Third

    • C. 

      Seventh

    • D. 

      Fourth

  • 12. 
    The Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways on 29 July 2013 launched emergency care initiatives on Gurgaon- Jaipur stretch of NH-8. For giving a boost to the emergency care of the accident victims, the Union Minister launched a pilot project for cashless treatment of accident victims on Gurgaon- Jaipur stretch of NH-8.  Who is the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways in India?
    • A. 

      Sis Ram Ola

    • B. 

      Oscar Farnandes

    • C. 

      Vayalar Ravi

    • D. 

      K. Rahman Khan

  • 13. 
    The Union Government of India proposed land reforms for acknowledging the women rights and giving the ownership to rural poor women, according to a policy formulated by Union Ministry of Rural Development released on 18 July 2013. Name the drafted policy?of NH-8.  Who is the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways in India?
    • A. 

      National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005

    • B. 

      National Land Reform Policy Draft 2013

    • C. 

      Draft National Rehabilitation Policy 2006

    • D. 

      The Draft Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation & Resettlement Bill, 2011

  • 14. 
     The 10-member panel of legal experts was appointed in July 2013 in order to amend the constitution of Egypt. The panel has the time duration of 30 days in order to draft the changes in the constitution, thereby clearing the route for the presidential as well as parliamentary elections. The panel was appointed by whom? n Minister of Road Transport and Highways in India?
    • A. 

      Interim President Adly Mansour

    • B. 

      Nubar Pasha

    • C. 

      Interim Prime Minister Hazem Al Beblawi

    • D. 

      Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, General Command of the Armed Forces of Egypt

  • 15. 
    Devendra Jhajharia on 21 July 2013 became the first differently-abled Indian to win gold at the IPC Athletics World Championships (19 to 28 July 2013). The event was held in which country?well as parliamentary elections. The panel was appointed by whom?n Minister of Road Transport and Highways in India?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Britain

    • D. 

      India

  • 16. 
     Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition (LDP-New Komeito coalition) won a comfortable majority in Upper House of Parliament. The elections were held on 21 July 2013. Name the party to which Shinzo Abe belongs?
    • A. 

      New Komeito

    • B. 

      Liberal Democratic Party

    • C. 

      Conservative party in Japan‎

    • D. 

      Socialist Party of Japan

  • 17. 
    EU foreign ministers on 22 July 2013 agreed to list the military wing of Lebanese militant group as a terrorist organisation. Name the military wing that was listed as a terrorist organization?
    • A. 

      Lebanese Armed Forces

    • B. 

      Hezbollah

    • C. 

      Lebanese Third Sharp Shooters Regiment

    • D. 

      Independent Construction Regiment

  • 18. 
    India and Nigeria on 22 July 2013 signed an agreement in Abuja to locate sites for solar power plants in Niger state. The agreement will provide additional energy for ______________?
    • A. 

      Nigerian National Grid

    • B. 

      Aba Power Station

    • C. 

      Egbema Power Station

    • D. 

      Delta - Ughelli Power Station

    • E. 

      E) Kainji Power Station

  • 19. 
     14th Meeting of the Home Secretaries of India and Bangladesh was held from July 19 to 22 July 2013 in ___________? The meet of the home secretaries of the two nations was conducted with an aim of promoting and strengthening, the bilateral relations that exist between India and Bangladesh and to carry forward the relations further. 
    • A. 

      Dhaka

    • B. 

      Khulna

    • C. 

      New Delhi

    • D. 

      Hyderabad

  • 20. 
     India and Belarus signed a protocol on 24 July 2013 to enhance trade ties during the sixth session of the Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation held in New Delhi. Which of the following statements about Belarus are correct?   I.Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest.  II.  The parliament of the republic of Belarus declared the sovereignty of Belarus on 27 July 1990, and during the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Belarus declared independence on 25 August 1991 III.Belarus is a partner country of the EU INOGATE energy programme. IV.  A part of Belarus under Russian rule emerged as the Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1919 which merged it to form the Lithuanian–Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic.
    • A. 

      Statements I,II and III are only true

    • B. 

      Statements II, III and IV are only true

    • C. 

      All the statements are false

    • D. 

      All the statements are true

  • 21. 
    India and China focussed on additional confidence building measures in the two-day talks between the representatives of the two countries that ended on 24 July 2013. Where were the talks held?  
    • A. 

      Beijing

    • B. 

      New Delhi

    • C. 

      Mumbai

    • D. 

      Gungzhou

  • 22. 
    Which marine mammals are capable of calling each other by the unique whistle for the purpose of identification? Team of researchers at the University of St Andrews in Scotland found the accurate evidence for this.   
    • A. 

      Walruses

    • B. 

      Seals

    • C. 

      Dolphins

    • D. 

      Whales

  • 23. 
    His Royal Highness, the new Prince of Britain, also called the Royal Baby was named _____________?
    • A. 

      George Alexander Louis

    • B. 

      Amedeo

    • C. 

      Walter fitz Alan

    • D. 

      Frederick

  • 24. 
    The Union Minister of Textiles, on 22 July 2013 inaugurated the New Bhopal Textile Mills of National Textile Corporation (NTC) in Bhopal. The mill was taken for the purpose of revival as well as modernisation along with the BurhanpurTapti Mills in Burhanpur. Name the Union Textile Minister of India?
    • A. 

      K Sambasiva Rao

    • B. 

      S. Jaipal Reddy

    • C. 

      Kumari Selja

    • D. 

      Kishore Chandra Deo

  • 25. 
    The Reserve bank of India on 21 July 2013 brought down the period of realisation and repatriation for exporters of goods and software to how many months from earlier 12 months.     
    • A. 

      Six months

    • B. 

      Seven months

    • C. 

      Eight months

    • D. 

      Nine months

  • 26. 
    Who won the Swedish Open title by defeating Johanna Larsson in the final of the Swedish Open at Bastad in Sweden?    
    • A. 

      Venus Williams

    • B. 

      Serena Williams

    • C. 

      Yan Zi

    • D. 

      Yuka Yoshida

  • 27. 
    Purav Raja and Divij Sharan of India on 20 July 2013 clinched their first ever ATP tour doubles title by defeating Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France and Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands in the final match of which tournament?
    • A. 

      Claro Open in Bogota

    • B. 

      Madrid Open

    • C. 

      Wimbeldon

    • D. 

      World Tennis Championship

  • 28. 
    Name the World Heritage-listed marine park on which four unarmed bombs were dropped by two US Fighter Jets on 16 July 2013.  
    • A. 

      The Tubbataha Reef Marine Park

    • B. 

      The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

    • C. 

      The Ningaloo Reef Marine Park

    • D. 

      Kakadu National Park

  • 29. 
    Rural Electrification Corporation (REC), a Central Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Power, in July 2013 promised financial assistance to provide free one year residential JEE/IIT coaching and mentoring 20 underprivileged meritorious students from Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi under an initiative. Name the initiative?  
    • A. 

      Abhayanand Super 30 initiative

    • B. 

      Gyaan Doot Initiative

    • C. 

      Gyan vaani initiative

    • D. 

      Gyaan Sagar Initiative

  • 30. 
    ______________ on 24 July 2013 won the 13th IPCA World Women's Individual Chess Championship title. 
    • A. 

      Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi

    • B. 

      K Jennitha Anto

    • C. 

      Dronavalli Harika

    • D. 

      Koneru Humpy

  • 31. 
    Who won the 100th edition of the Tour de France?
    • A. 

      Simon Gerrans

    • B. 

      Peter Sagan

    • C. 

      Marcel Kittel

    • D. 

      Chris Froome

  • 32. 
    The 21st meeting of the Central Supervisory Board (CSB) was held on 23 July 2013 in New Delhi. The meeting was held on PC & PNDT Act. What does PC & PNDT means?
    • A. 

      Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act.

    • B. 

      Pre conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Technological (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act.

    • C. 

      Pre conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 33. 
    For what purpose did the researchers from the UC San Diego develop a biosensor, in the month of July 2013? 
    • A. 

      For monitoring fitness of employees in corporate world

    • B. 

      For monitoring stamina of employees in corporate world

    • C. 

      For measuring exhaustion level of athletes

    • D. 

      For measuring capability of athletes

  • 34. 
    Education Company, Educomp Solutions Ltd on 25 July 2013 announced about their partnership with which IT company for facilitating life cycle services for existing as well as new Educomp classrooms in India?
    • A. 

      Wipro

    • B. 

      Infosys

    • C. 

      HCL Infosystems Ltd

    • D. 

      IBM

  • 35. 
    Which telecom operator, on 25 July 2013 announced that it partnered with Wikimedia Foundation for offering the free mobile access of Wikipedia to its customers?
    • A. 

      Idea

    • B. 

      Aircel

    • C. 

      Reliance

    • D. 

      Airtel

  • 36. 
    42 Year old Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on 25 July 2013 officially launched his political party to contest elections this year.  Julian Assange launched his political party in which country?
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      Scotland

    • C. 

      Australia

    • D. 

      US

  • 37. 
    Who won the Journalist’s Player of the Year Award?
    • A. 

      Franck Ribery

    • B. 

      Thomas Mueller

    • C. 

      Bastian Schweinsteiger

    • D. 

      Philipp Lahm

  • 38. 
    Name the Chief Executive Officer of SpiceJet who quit from his post 18 months before the end of his contract. He is the third CEO for SpiceJet since 2008.   
    • A. 

      Harish Moideen Kutty

    • B. 

      Ajay Singh

    • C. 

      Sanjay Aggarwal

    • D. 

      Neil Mills

  • 39. 
    Which Chinese equipment maker declared in July 2013 that it was working on the fifth generation (5G) mobile technology, which would possibly be available by 2020?
    • A. 

      Huawei Technologies

    • B. 

      Lenovo

    • C. 

      Haier

    • D. 

      OPPO Digital

  • 40. 
    The Voluntary India Greenhouse Gas Reporting Programme is the joint effort between the World Resources Institute, The Energy and Resources Institute and _____________. Fill in the blank with an appropriate option.
    • A. 

      Earth System Governance Project

    • B. 

      Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

    • C. 

      The Confederation of Indian Industry

    • D. 

      The Confederation of Indian Industry