Current Affairs Quiz/Questions-Answers January 2013, January 21-January 27

Jan 30, 2013 15:50 IST

    The Current Affairs Quizzes of this week is concentrated on the swearing-in of President Obama, report of the War crime Tribunal in Bangladesh, IMF prediction for economic growth of the world and more. These events will make you aware of the week’s happening and will allow you to revise the events of International importance.

    1. Barack Obama on 20 January 2013 sworn in as the President of United States for the second term. Which of the following statements in relation to the swearing ceremony true?
    i. Even though the swearing-in of Obama was kept on low-profile, but this was creation of history because Barack Obama became the first mixed-race president who was elected for second consecutive term.
    ii. Barack Obama is the third consecutive President to win two terms, after Bush and Clinton. This had happened two centuries ago earlier when Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe were elected for two terms each between the time periods of 1801 to 1825.
    iii. The brief oath-taking ceremony was held to meet the constitutional deadline, i.e., 20 January, under which term of both President as well as the Vice-President finishes at the noon.
    iv. The formality of repeating this ceremony will publically take place on 21 January 2013 because public institutions and the courts which record as well as endorse swearing-in officially because Obama did a mistake while swearing in for the second term in his first attempt.
    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

    2. The War Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh constituted for conducting trials against those, who committed atrocities during a war on 21 January 2013 pronounced its first verdict and ordered death sentence against Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the Jamaat-e-Islami leader. The accused was sentenced with the punishment for his involvement in which war/crime?
    a) During the Bangladesh Liberation War 1971
    b) Its partition from British India
    c) During the Bangladesh Liberation War 1979
    d) Chittagong Hills Civil Clash
    Answer: (a) During the Bangladesh Liberation War 1971

    3. International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its update to World Economic Outlook (WEO) on 23 January 2013, projected that the global economic growth rate would be _______ in 2013.
    a) 2.9 percent
    b) 4 percent
    c) 3.5 percent
    d) 4.2 percent
    Answer: (c) 3.5 percent

    4. Which of the following statements in relation to the update of International Monetary Fund to World Economic Forum true?
    i. To tackle the rising domestic imbalances, the developing nations and emerging economies need to make fine policies and should make their retail market completely tax free for the foreign investors
    ii. The update mentioned that the global economic growth would strengthen gradually as the limitations of the economic activities have seen a positive note with the start of the year.
    iii. The policies made by the emerging economies of the world in terms of policy making is has also shown positive outcomes with a good start in the year
    iv. Following the findings of the report in detail, it’s projected that the Euro Area is one of the biggest threat to the Global Economic Outlook as it poses a downside risk to the economy. If the momentum of reforms is not maintained in the Euro Area than the risk of prolonged stagnation would increase
    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: (c) Statements ii, iii and iv are true

    5. According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), China’s economy which is considered to be the second largest economy of the world saw a very retarded growth rate in 2012, which is  found to be 13-year low. What was growth percentage?
    (a)  7.8
    (b) 10.4
    (c) 12.5
    (d)  3.9
    Answer: (a) 7.8

     

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