Current Affairs Quiz/Questions-answers December 2013, December 2- 8 December 13

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  • 1. 
    On 4 December 2013, he was re-appointed as the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Director-General at the 18th Session of the Conference of State Parties. This will be his second term in the office. The person is
    • A. 

      Ahmet Uzumcu

    • B. 

      Rogelio Pfirter

    • C. 

      José Bustani

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Name the anti-apartheid revolutionary of South Africa who died on 5 November 2013. He was 95 years old. He died in his house at Johannesburg following a prolong illness. He was also known as Madiba in South Africa.
    • A. 

      Baden-Baden

    • B. 

      Abdul Minty

    • C. 

      Nelson Mandela

    • D. 

      Dennis Brutus

  • 3. 
    As per the declaration of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on 6 November 2013, which Category of munitions was declared to have been destroyed by the Syrian Government?
    • A. 

      Category 1

    • B. 

      Category 2

    • C. 

      Category 3

    • D. 

      Category 4

  • 4. 
    Park Geun-hye, the President of South Korea on 6 December 2013 agreed to join hands to denuclearize North Korea (DPRK) with whom?
    • A. 

      British Prime Minister, David Cameron

    • B. 

      Vice President of US, Joseph Biden

    • C. 

      Vice President of France, Jean-Claude Gaudin

    • D. 

      President of Russia, Vladimir Putin

  • 5. 
    An informal Group of Ministers (GoM) on 6 December 2013 recommended a bailout package to the Sugar Industry. The bailout includes 7200 crore rupees at 12 percent interest rate to sugar mills by the banks to pay off the arrears of the sugarcane growers. The GoM was headed by
    • A. 

      Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh

    • B. 

      Union Agriculture Minister, Sharad Pawar

    • C. 

      The Home Minister of India, Sushil KumarShinde

    • D. 

      By the Governor of RBI, Raghuram Rajan

  • 6. 
    Sri Lanka’s Board of Investment on 5 December 2013 announced plans to start how many export processing and industrial zones across the country. These economic zones will begin operations in 2014.
    • A. 

      Five

    • B. 

      Four

    • C. 

      Nine

    • D. 

      Eight

  • 7. 
    Jordan on 7 December 2013 was elected as a non-permanent member of United Nation Security Council (UNSC). The election of Jordan has filled the seat that was vacant after which country declined to accept the membership in protest of the failure of UNSC to end the Syrian and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.
    • A. 

      Saudi Arabia

    • B. 

      South Sudan

    • C. 

      Myanmar

    • D. 

      Angola

  • 8. 
    The Union Cabinet on 5 December 2013 approved the Telangana draft Bill. This approval has set up the bifurcation of which State for carving out a new state of Telangana?
    • A. 

      Andhra Pradesh

    • B. 

      Karnataka

    • C. 

      Tamil Nadu

    • D. 

      West Bengal

  • 9. 
    Hyderabad will be the capital of two states, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for a period of ____________?
    • A. 

      More than 10 years

    • B. 

      For a period not exceeding 10 years

    • C. 

      For more than 15 years

    • D. 

      For a period not exceeding 15 years

  • 10. 
    Armed Forces Flag Day was observed across India. The day is observed to remember the sacrifices made by gallant servicemen of India in defending the integrity of our borders and to salute the martyrs, honour the brave and express solidarity and support towards welfare of widows, children, disabled and sick ex-servicemen.  The day is observed on?
    • A. 

      5 December 2013

    • B. 

      6 December 2013

    • C. 

      7 December 2013

    • D. 

      8 December 2013

  • 11. 
    Under which Article of the Constitution, the two States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh will have special status for equitable opportunities for education and public employment
    • A. 

      Article 2 of the Constitution of India

    • B. 

      Article 239 A of the Constitution of India

    • C. 

      Article 358 of the Constitution of India

    • D. 

      Article 371-D of the Constitution of India

  • 12. 
    Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act 2013 came into force on 6 December 2013 across India except which state?
    • A. 

      Manipur

    • B. 

      Assam

    • C. 

      Jammu and Kashmir

    • D. 

      Rajasthan

  • 13. 
    Recently, Ali Osman Taha, vice-president of a country, resigned to pave the way for a new government. The country in question had been facing civil war since long. The country in question is
    • A. 

      North Korea

    • B. 

      Sudan

    • C. 

      Syria

    • D. 

      Ukraine

  • 14. 
    The Supreme Court of India on 5 December 2013 favoured punishment of _________ for people indulging in production and marketing of adulterated milk.
    • A. 

      Life imprisonment

    • B. 

      Minimum six months

    • C. 

      Minimum period of 6 months

    • D. 

      Minimum period of 12 months

  • 15. 
    The 9th WTO Ministerial Meet concluded in Bali on 6 December 2013. In this context which one of the following was not agreed upon by the member countries?
    • A. 

      Setting up internal mechanism to safeguard minimum support prices to farmers against WTO caps

    • B. 

      Agreement on Trade Facilitation

    • C. 

      Agreement on Services

    • D. 

      Permits countries to store food grains in time of contingency

  • 16. 
    The 8th Asia Gas Partnership Summit concluded on 4 December 2013 which was organized by GAIL in collaboration with the FICCI. The theme of the Summit was
    • A. 

      Exploring green alternatives to existing fossil fuel based consumption

    • B. 

      Challenges and opportunities in the changing paradigm in Asia

    • C. 

      Collaborating effectively to meet the challenges in Asian Gas Market

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 17. 
    Who was crowned with the pageant of Miss Earth 2013 at the Versailles Palace, Philippines? She was crowned with the pageant of Miss World by Tereza Fajksova, the Miss Earth 2012 from Czech Republic.
    • A. 

      Miss Thailand Punika Kulsoontornrut

    • B. 

      Miss Venezuela Alyz Henrich

    • C. 

      Miss Austria Katia Wagner

    • D. 

      Miss Korea Catharina Choi

  • 18. 
    Brazuka, the official 2014 FIFA World Cup match ball was unveiled on 3 December 2013. Who is the manufacturer of the Brazuka?
    • A. 

      Reebok

    • B. 

      Nike

    • C. 

      Adidas

    • D. 

      Honglin Sport Gear

  • 19. 
    International Volunteer Day (IVD) was celebrated on 5 December. The day gives volunteers a chance to work together on projects and campaigns promoting their contributions to economic and social development at local, national and international levels. The theme for the year 2013 was
    • A. 

      Young-Global-Active

    • B. 

      Cooperate-Eliminate-Economic Woes

    • C. 

      Global-Cooperate-Eliminate

    • D. 

      Participate-Involve-Local Communities

  • 20. 
    Sushma Singh was appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of India on 6 December 2013. She is the second lady to be appointed as CIC and will replace the first lady to be appointed as CIC. The lady in question is
    • A. 

      Usha Sangwan

    • B. 

      Sunita Sharma

    • C. 

      Deepak Sandhu

    • D. 

      Kiran Majumdar

  • 21. 
    Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act 2013 prohibits the employment of manual scavengers, the manual cleaning of sewers and septic tanks without protective equipment and the construction of insanitary latrines. The law came into effect on
    • A. 

      7 December 2013

    • B. 

      8 December 2013

    • C. 

      2 December 2013

    • D. 

      6 December 2013

  • 22. 
    Where will the 2018 Winter Olympics held?
    • A. 

      London in Britain

    • B. 

      PyeongChang in South Korea

    • C. 

      Tokyo in Japan

    • D. 

      Canberra in Australia

  • 23. 
    India was chosen as the host country for Under-17 FIFA World Cup in 2017 by the FIFA executive committee in its meeting at Salvador de Bahia in Brazil on 5 December 2013. India outbid which other countries in the race to host U-17 FIFA World Cup 2017?
    • A. 

      Iran, China and Singapore

    • B. 

      Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Ireland and South Africa

    • C. 

      Ireland, Iran, Singapore and South Africa

    • D. 

      Azerbaijan, China and South Africa

  • 24. 
    In which country the Suzlon group got orders to supply wind turbines as declared by the company?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Italy

  • 25. 
    Who is the chairman of world famous wind turbine maker Suzlon?
    • A. 

      Azim Premji

    • B. 

      Tulsi Tanti

    • C. 

      Kiran Shaw Majumdar

    • D. 

      None of these

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