India Current Affairs Quiz/Questions-Answers February 2013, February 11-February 17

Mar 2, 2013 10:30 IST

    The week saw many incidences and decisions of national importance. Thus the quizzes formed for the week will revolve around the events that occurred in the week. Solve these to test your preparation.

    1. National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare signed the first MoU with the Ministry of Shipping on 14 February 2013 as a part of its efforts to highlight issues relating to HIV/AIDS. Which of the below mentioned statements in relation to the MoU is true?
    i. NACO’s commitment is to provide technical support and build capacity of ports health personnel to facilitate integration of HIVIAIDS in the Health Services.
    ii. Ministry of Shipping is responsible to provide training to major port health personnel (Doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians) on integrated counseling and testing services for HIV, which could be direct training or training of trainers as per the number of personnel. Provide technical support for implementation of IEC and awareness activities around major ports with support of ports authorities
    iii. Ministry of Shipping is responsible for promotion of safe sexual practices among vulnerable population in port setting with necessary support from State AIDS Control Societies.
    iv. NACO’s responsibility is to share reporting formats and monitoring mechanisms
    a) Statements i, iii, and iv are true
    b) Statement, i, ii and iv are true
    c) All the four statements are true
    d) Statements i, ii and iii are true
    Answer: (b) Statement, i, ii and iv are true

    2. Supreme Court of India ordered Seizure of operations of Unsuccessful Bidders of Auction of 2G Spectrum Auction. Which of the following statements mentioned below is false in context of the court’s order?
    a) Supreme Court bench of two Judges directed the telecom companies whose licenses were scrapped on 2 February 2012 but allowed to function were supposed to pay back the reserved price fixed for the licenses during the first round of November 2012 auction
    b) Court in its declaration cleared that the Judgment pronounced in February 2012 was not applicable for the telecom companies that holds spectrum in 900 MHz band as the orders of February 2012 held’s no bearing on litigations related to 900 MHz band
    c) Court also ordered to put on immediate and fresh auction the entire 2G Spectrum, whose licenses were cancelled by it
    d) The fresh auction took place before the licenses issued earlier were scrapped by the Court
    Answer: (d) The fresh auction took place before the licenses issued earlier were scrapped by the Court

    3. The President in February 2005 announced that Government of India would recast the 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities. Which of the statements in relation to the objectives of the 15 point program true?
    i. To enhance the opportunities for agriculture
    ii. To ensure an equitable share for minorities in economic activities and employment, through existing and new schemes, enhanced credit support for self-employment, and recruitment to State and Central Government jobs
    iii. Improve the living conditions of minorities by ensuring an appropriate share for them in infrastructure development schemes
    iv. Prevention and control of communal disharmony and violence
    a) Statements i, iii, and iv are true
    b) Statement, ii, iii and iv are true
    c) All the four statements are true
    d) Statements i, ii and iii are true
    Answer: (a) Statement, ii, iii and iv are true

    4. Name the Commission that was constituted by the Union Government on 26 December 2012 to inquire into the different aspects of the brutal rape and assault incident of the girl on 16 December 2012 on the streets of Delhi and was asked to submit the report of its findings within three months?
    a) Kalelkar Commission
    b) Usha Mehra Commission
    c) Narendran Commission
    d) Mandal Commission
    Answer: (b) Usha Mehra Commission

    5. Life Time Achievement Award 2012 was conferred to an Indian by Ernst & Young. Name the person who was conferred with the award?
    a) Azim Premji
    b) Aditya Vikram Birla
    c) Gautam Thapar
    d) Ratan Tata
    Answer: (d) Ratan Tata

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