Current Affairs Quiz/Questions-answers October 2013, October 14-october 20

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  • 1. 
    The International Herald Tribune on 14 October 2013 published its final edition under its own brand name. It was re-branded on 15 October 2013. What is the new name of The International Herald Tribune?
    • A. 

      The International New York Times

    • B. 

      The Gordon Bennett Times

    • C. 

      The New York Herald Tribune

    • D. 

      The American Herald Tribune

  • 2. 
    Mohan Dharia, the former Union Minister died on 14 October 2013 in New Delhi. He was 88 years old. Apart from politics, in which other field did he play an active role?
    • A. 

      Social Service

    • B. 

      Environment

    • C. 

      Science

    • D. 

      Music

  • 3. 
    The Ministry of Railways took measures in order to prevent the misuse of Izzat Monthly Season Ticket (Izzat MST). The Izzat Monthly Season Ticket is aimed at which section of the society?
    • A. 

      Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

    • B. 

      Physically Handicapped

    • C. 

      Low Income Group

    • D. 

      Mentally Challenged

  • 4. 
    Name the Cuban-American writer (the first Latino to win the Pulitzer Prize) who died on 13 October 2013 in New York City at the age of 62 years.
    • A. 

      James Gould Cozzens

    • B. 

      MacKinlay Kantor

    • C. 

      Harper Lee

    • D. 

      Oscar Hijuelos

  • 5. 
    Very Severe Cyclonic Storm affected Indian states of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal as well as Thailand, Myanmar and Nepal on 12 October 2013. What was the name of this storm?
    • A. 

      Phailin

    • B. 

      Katrina II

    • C. 

      Tycoon

    • D. 

      Tragedy

  • 6. 
    Name the youngest ever winner of the Man Booker Prize. She is the second New Zealander to win the Man Booker Prize.
    • A. 

      Keri Hulme

    • B. 

      Eleanor Catton

    • C. 

      Hilary Mantel

    • D. 

      Ben Okri

  • 7. 
    A scientific expedition by the Conservation International discovered 60 new species which included fish, snakes and frogs in the jungle region of southeastern Suriname. Where is Suriname located?
    • A. 

      Northern South America

    • B. 

      West of South America

    • C. 

      Northern South Africa

    • D. 

      West of New Zealand

  • 8. 
    Scientists discovered six new planets with super-fast orbits. The newly discovered planets are very close to their host stars. What is the period of the orbits of these planets?
    • A. 

      9 Hours

    • B. 

      10 Hours

    • C. 

      11 Hours

    • D. 

      12 Hours

  • 9. 
    Name the book which on 15 October 2013 won the Man Booker Prize 2013. This is the longest ever book to win man Booker Prize.
    • A. 

      Wolf Hall

    • B. 

      The Luminaries

    • C. 

      The Rehearsal

    • D. 

      Bring Up the Bodies

  • 10. 
    Manipur defeated which state to lift the Girls' title of the 54th Subroto Cup football tournament on 17 October 2013?
    • A. 

      Maharashtra

    • B. 

      Gujarat

    • C. 

      Haryana

    • D. 

      Punjab

  • 11. 
    Exhibition entitled From Organic Forms to Light Art: Selection from the Contemporary Hungarian Art was inaugurated at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi. What was the objective of this exhibition?
    • A. 

      Reflecting the development of the Hungarian cultural roots

    • B. 

      Reflecting cultural similarities between India and Hungary

    • C. 

      Reflecting the light art of Hungary in Indian events

    • D. 

      Reflecting science, techniques and art of India and Hungary

  • 12. 
    India and Hungary signed the bilateral agreement for the promotion and development of ________ systems of medicine on 17 October 2013. Fill in the blank with an appropriate option.
    • A. 

      Allopathic

    • B. 

      Homeopathic

    • C. 

      Traditional

    • D. 

      Home-Made

  • 13. 
    The inaugural Global Slavery Index published on 17 October 2013 revealed that around 30 million people across the world were living in the modern-day slavery. Which organisation conducted this Global Slavery Index?
    • A. 

      Walk Free Foundation

    • B. 

      Fight the Slavery Foundation

    • C. 

      Break-through the Slavery Foundation

    • D. 

      Free Walking Foundation

  • 14. 
    The Supreme Court of India on 15 October 2013 ruled that co-operative societies do not fall within the ambit of Right to Information (RTI). Which of the following statements are correct regarding Cooperative societies?
    • A. 

      Cooperative Societies comes under State list in Indian Constitution

    • B. 

      Forming a Cooperative Society is a fundamental right

    • C. 

      Cooperative Societies comes under Union list in Indian Constitution

    • D. 

      Both a and b are correct

  • 15. 
    Li-Fi Technology-is a new cheaper way of getting connected to internet by using signals sent through light bulbs instead of radio frequencies as in ‘Wi-Fi’. Who Developed the Li-Fi Technology?
    • A. 

      Scientists from Fudan University, Shanghai

    • B. 

      Scientists from Columbia University, US

    • C. 

      Scientists from IIT Delhi, India

    • D. 

      Scientists from massachusetts university

  • 16. 
    Where in India was the second International Tourism Mart (ITM) inaugurated on 19 October 2013?
    • A. 

      Arunachal Pradesh

    • B. 

      Assam

    • C. 

      Manipur

    • D. 

      Sikkim

  • 17. 
    Union Ministry of Environment and Forest on 16 October 2013 decided to turn approximately 60000 square kilometres of the Western Ghats (37 percent of the Western Ghats) across six States into an Ecologically Sensitive Area (ESA). The decision was taken based on which committee report?
    • A. 

      Sunitha Narain committee

    • B. 

      MS Swaminathan committee

    • C. 

      Kasturirangan Panel Report

    • D. 

      Madhav Gadgil Committee (WGEEP)

  • 18. 
    The largest Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower of India was inaugurated at which airport?
    • A. 

      Indira Gandhi International Airport

    • B. 

      Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

    • C. 

      Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

    • D. 

      Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport

  • 19. 
    Which day was observed as World Food Day?
    • A. 

      16 October

    • B. 

      16 September

    • C. 

      18 October

    • D. 

      18 September

  • 20. 
    Jovanka Broz, the widow of Josip Broz Tito, died on 20 October 2013 in Belgrade at the age of 88. She belongs to which of the following country.
    • A. 

      Japan

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Croatia

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 21. 
    India and which of the following country signed an agreement on 15 October 2013 to produce indigenous ethanol and reduce country’s dependence on its import?
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      Finland

    • D. 

      Pakistan

  • 22. 
    Cricketer Pradeep Sangwan was on 19 October 2013 slapped with an 18-month ban from cricket after being found guilty of consuming a banned steroid by the Anti-Doping Tribunal of BCCI. Pradeep Sangwan is belongs to which one of the following states?
    • A. 

      Andhra Pradesh

    • B. 

      Delhi

    • C. 

      Karnataka

    • D. 

      Tamil Nadu

  • 23. 
    Who won Nobel Prize 2013 for literature?
    • A. 

      Alice Munro

    • B. 

      Mo Yan

    • C. 

      Tomas Transtromer

    • D. 

      Herta Muller

  • 24. 
    Who won the Kremlin Tennis Cup 2013 on 20 October 2013?
    • A. 

      Simona Halep

    • B. 

      Samantha Stosur

    • C. 

      Serena Williams

    • D. 

      Li NA

  • 25. 
    The Supreme Court of India on 15 October 2013 ruled that co-operative societies do not fall within the ambit of Right to Information (RTI). Which of the following statements are correct regarding Cooperative societies?
    • A. 

      Cooperative Societies comes under State list in Indian Constitution

    • B. 

      Forming a Cooperative Society is a fundamental right

    • C. 

      Cooperative Societies comes under Union list in Indian Constitution

    • D. 

      Both a and b are correct

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