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Current Affairs Quiz/Questions-Answers February 2013, February 25-March 3

Mar 4, 2013 10:39 IST

The Quizzes are developed taking into consideration the latest international events and have been compiled in a way that it can allow you to check your preparation for the examinations scheduled in the near future.

1.
Cyprus Presidential Elections and Nicos Anastasiades, which of the below mentioned statements in relation to the two are true?
I. Nicos Anastasiades, won the Presidential elections of Cyprus with 57.5 percent votes
II. Nicos Anastasia is the party leader of the centre-right DISY (the Democratic Rally) party
III. Nicos Anastasiades had a very easy-going victory over Communist-backed Stavros Malas who secured 42.5 percent votes in the election.
IV. Nicos Anastasiades replaced the former President of Cyprus, Dimitris Christofias who served the office from 28 February 2008 onwards
a) Statements I, II and IV are true
b) Statements II, III and IV are true
c) Statements I, III and IV are true
d) All the four statements are true
Answer: (d) All the four statements are true

2. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between India and UK to strengthen their cooperation in Earth Sciences and environmental research at New Delhi. Which of the statements related to the MoU true?
I. The MoU inked between India and UK will allow the two to share information on meteorology, hydrology and climate variability.
II. The MoU will also help in promoting exchange of scientific and technical capabilities.
III. The MoU will facilitate India and UK to identify new opportunities for collaborative activities as well as co-funding new environmental research but the researches will be conducted only in UK with no provisions for them to be conducted in India.
IV. The MoU was signed between the Earth System Science Organisation of the Ministry of Earth Sciences and Natural Environment Research Council of UK. Science and Technology Minister of India, S Jaipal Reddy was also present.
a) Statements I, II and IV are true
b) Statements II, III and IV are true
c) Statements I, III and IV are true
d) All the four statements are true
Answer: (a) Statements I, II and IV are true

3. During the visit of the British Prime Minister, David Cameron to India India-UK Summit 2013 was held. Which of the following statements in relation to the summit and its discussions true?
I. Decisions were made to boost the trade and investment between the two countries would be increased.
II. During the meeting, recommendations in context with advance manufacturing and R&D, education and skills, healthcare, and infrastructure and energy were taken
III. Leaders of both the countries met with the members of the UK-India CEO-Forum and the group failed in making any decision on security of nuclear weapons
IV. UK extended co-operation with India for development of a new Bengaluru-Mumbai Economic Corridor (BMEC)
a) Statements I, II and IV are true
b) Statements II, III and IV are true
c) Statements I, III and IV are true
d) All the four statements are true
Answer: (a) Statements I, II and IV are true

4. Which of the below mentioned statements true?
I. Social Security Agreement (SSA) was signed between India and Republic of Portugal in March 2013 at New Delhi  
II. The bilateral social security agreement would help in taking advantage of the emerging employment opportunities and strengthening the trade and investments between the two countries.
III. The provisions of the agreement will be helpful for the self-employed Indians in Republic of Portugal would also be entitled to export of social security benefit on their relocation to India.
IV. Indian workers are not entitled to export of the social security benefit from Portugal, if they relocate to India after the completion of their service in Republic of Portugal.
a) Statements I, II and III are true
b) Statements I, II and IV are true
c) Statements II, III and IV are true
d) All the four statements are true
Answer: (a) Statements I, II and III are true

5. In which city does the Hot air balloon crashed in February 2013 because of mid-air gas explosion that killed 19 European and Asian tourists. The blast took place at 1000 feet (300 metres). The deceased were from Hong Kong, Japan, France and Britain.
a) Melbourne
b) Yarra Valley
c) Mansfield
d) Luxor
Answer: (d) Luxor

 

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