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Current Affairs Quiz/Questions-Answers March 2013, March 11-March 17

Mar 18, 2013 16:48 IST

The week show many events like signing of Violence against Women Act Reauthorization 2013 at Washington, Currency Swap Agreement between India and Bhutan and more. Find out how informed you are by solving the quizzes that follows.

1. Barack Obama Signed Into Law the Violence against Women Act Reauthorization 2013 at Washington. Which of the following statements in context of the statement are true?
I. The Violence against Women Act was first passed in 1994, re-authorised since then, the new Act offers support to the organisations which serve to the victims of domestic violence.
II. The Violence against Women Act of 1994 is primarily a US Federal Law which was signed in 1994 by President Bill Clinton.
III. The Act established the Office on Violence against Women in the Department of Human and Justice for mankind.
IV. The new Act creates as well as expands the federal programs for helping local communities for the purpose of law enforcement as well as helping the victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence.
a) Statements I, and III are true
b) Statements I, II and IV are true
c) Statements II, and IV are true
d) All the four statements are true
Answer: (b) Statements I, II, and IV are true

2. Name the person, who was the chief guest during the 45th Independence Day of Mauritius?
a) President of India, Pranab Mukherjee
b) Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh
c) UPA Chairperson, Sonia Gandhi
d) Chairperson of BJP, Lal Krishna Advani
Answer: (a) President of India, Pranab Mukherjee

3. India and Bhutan signed Currency Swap Agreement worth 100 million Dollars. Which of the following statements in context of the statement are true?
I. It enables RMAB (Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan to make withdrawals of US dollar, euro or Indian rupee in multiple tranches up to a maximum of 100 million dollars or its equivalent.
II. The swap agreement is intended to provide a precaution line of funding for SAARC member countries to meet any balance of payments and liquidity crisis till longer term arrangements are made or if there is need for short-term liquidity due to market turbulence.
III. The arrangement would be for a three-year period and would help bring financial stability in the region.
a) Statements I, and III are true
b) Statements I, and II are true
c) Statements II, and III are true
d) All the three statements are true
Answer: (d) All the three statements are true

4. China on 10 March 2013 unveiled its Government Restructuring Plan. Which of the statements in context of the restructuring plan are true?
I. The Ministry of Railways will be dissolved with the Ministry of Aviation. The commercial functions of the Ministry of Railways will be taken over by the Ministry of Aviation. The Ministry of Aviation will be the in-charge of development and planning of the Chinese railways.
II. The National Family Planning Commission will be merged with the Ministry of Health. It is important to note that National Family Planning Commission is that agency of China which controls the one-child policy.
III. The new Government Restructuring Plan of China will have focus on boosting the food and drug safety by combining the responsibilities and duties of various agencies into the General Administration of Food and Drug.
IV. There will be a merger of two main media watchdogs- the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television as well as the General Administration of Press and Publication.
a) Statements I, 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: (c) Statements II, III, and IV are true

5.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari on 11 March 2013 launched a 7.5 billion dollar gas pipeline project which will link Iran's gas pipeline to that of Pakistan. Which of the following statements in context of the pipeline construction are true?
I. Iran has constructed 900 km of the 1600-km pipeline on its soil.
II. Both Iranian and Pakistani firms have undertaken the construction of the remaining part in Pakistan.
III. The project is completed by mid-2014, as scheduled; Iran will export 21.5 million cubic metres of natural gas to Pakistan on daily basis.
IV. The work on the Iranian side is almost complete and on 11 March 2013 saw the construction work start on the Pakistani side. The total of 1780km of pipeline is to be built in Pakistan by December 2014.
a) Statements I, and III are true
b) Statements I, II and III are true
c) Statements II, III and IV are true
d) All the four statements are true
Answer: (b) Statements I, II, and III are true

 

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