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Current Affairs Quiz/Questions-Answers April 2013, April 29-May 5

May 6, 2013 12:59 IST

The 1st week of May show many events of international importance like framing of expatriate Indian workers in Saudi Arabia, Protection of Life law in Ireland, US state to Abolished Death Penalty and more. Solve the quizzes that follow to test your knowledge about the recent events.

1. The unemployment rate of Spain in the first quarter of 2013 has gone up to what percent?
a) 31 percent
b) 29.3 percent
c) 27.2 percent
d) 17 percent
Answer: (c) 27.2 percent

2. Name the country that joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) as its dialogue partner by signing an MoU?
a) Sri Lanka
b) Mongolia
c) Belarus
d) Turkey
Answer: (d) Turkey

3. India and Saudi Arabia in April 2013 decided to set up a joint working group to address the concerns of expatriate Indian workers in Saudi Arabia on ___________law?
a) Expatriate law
b) Renunciation of allegiance law
c) Nitaqat Law
d) None of the above
Answer: (c) Nitaqat law

4. Turkey Treasury Undersecretariat on 26 April 2013 announced that it would close the debt chapter with IMF (International Monetary Fund) by refunding 422.1 million US dollars of capital as part of its 19th Stand-by. This will end Turkey’s _________ year long indebter category from IMF.
a) 45 years
b) 51 years
c) 49 years
d) 52 years
Answer: (d) 52 years

5. _________ in the month of April 2013, became the first US State that allowed its residents to play online poker for money, legally.
a) Nevada
b) New York
c) Los Vegas
d) Michigan
Answer: (a) Nevada

6. Ireland’s government on 1 May 2013 unveiled the Protection of Life during____________. It explains when life-saving abortions can be performed. Moreover, it’s a clarification of rights within the ambit of Current law.
a) Pregnancy Bill
b) Abortion Law
c) Protection of Life Bill
d) Right to live Bill
Answer: (a) Pregnancy Bill

7. _____________ became the first southern US state to Abolish Death Penalty
a) Louisiana
b) Oklahoma  
c) New Orleans
d) Maryland
Answer: (d) Maryland

 

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