Current Affairs Quiz/Questions-Answers January 2013, January 14-January 20

Jan 30, 2013 15:22 IST

    The current affairs quiz of the week is prepared to make you aware of the recent international happenings. Quizzes this week, would concentrate on the happenings of Kenya, Sri Lanka, Chine, India and Vietnam. Solve these quizzes to test your preparations for the upcoming competitive exams?

    Name the first women chief Justice of Sri Lanka, who was removed from her office following the process of impeachment by the countries Parliament.
    a) Srimavo Bandaranaike
    b) Vivimarie Vanderpoorten
    c) Shirani Bandarnayake
    d) Chandrika Kumaratunga
    Answer: (c) Shirani Bandarnayake

    2. Which of the following statements mentioned below are true?
    i. India in January 2013 put on hold the most awaited visa-free entry regime for senior citizens of Pakistan citing technical reasons. The nine Pakistani hockey players participants in the Hockey India League tournament were also sent back home following the protests against their presence in India by the radical units
    ii. The Supreme Court of Pakistan in January 2013 ordered the authorities to arrest Raja Pervez Ashraf, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, within 24 hours. The orders of the Court came following the allegations in connection with a corruption case linked to power projects, done during his office of the Water and Power Minister.
    iii. Barrack Obama, the US President in January 2013 proposed extensive gun control laws, making them stricter. Obama announced a total of 23 executive measures which would come into effect immediately after his signatures.
    iv. India, China and Bangladesh decided in the third week of January 2013, to speed up its rail link projects in order to increase the contact among the people of two neighbouring nations.
    a) Statement i, ii and iii are true
    b) Statement i, ii and iv are true
    c) Statement ii, iii and iv are true
    d) All the four statements are true
    Answer: (a) Statement i, ii and iii are true

    3. India and Vietnam on 15 January 2013 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which is directly meant for building capacity and developing institutional framework and identifying thrust areas and opportunities for micro, small and medium enterprises in Vietnam. The MoU was signed during the 4 day state visit of Vice President Hamid Ansari to Vietnam. Which of the following statements mentioned below is true in context of the MoU signed.
    i. The MoU signed would be focusing on building capacity for developing policy and institutional framework through exchange of experts for the development of MSMEs, and conducting industrial surveys and feasibility studies to identify thrust areas and opportunities for development of MSMEs in Vietnam.
    ii. It ideates the promotion of partnership projects and institutional cooperation between the two countries, organising exhibitions and trade fairs for marketing the products of MSMEs, exchange of business missions to initiate transfer of technology and business alliance, and providing training for improvement of managerial and technical skills for MSMEs.
    iii. The MoU is part of India’s efforts to further strengthen economic ties with Vietnam. The two countries have set a trade and investment target of 7 billion dollars by 2015.
    iv. A Joint Committee comprising representatives from the Ministry of Planning and Investment (Vietnam) and Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (India) is going to monitor the implementation of the MoU.
    a) Statement i, ii and iii are true
    b) Statement i, ii and iv are true
    c) Statement ii, iii and iv are true
    d) All the four statements are true
    Answer: (d) All the four statements are true

    The FDI inflow in China dropped down by what percentage in the year 2012?
    a) 3.7 percent
    b) 1.6 percent
    c) 6.3 percent
    d) 4 percent
    Answer: (a) 3.7 percent

    5. US President Barrack Obama’s half-brother, Malik Obama decided to launch his political career in the third week of January 2013. Malik Obama announced that he intended running for the gubernatorial seat in the Kenyan country in elections which will be held on 4 March 2013. Malik Obama is planning to contest elections from which country?
    a) Zimbabwe
    b) Kenya
    c) Algeria
    d) Sao Tome and Principe
    Answer: (b) Kenya


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