The second week of May 2013 saw deals between the British Overseas territories, Chinese ship entrance into the Senkaku islands, signing of the Political Isolation Law in Libya, US Sanctions on Iranian Nuclear Supply Companies and more. Solve the quizzes that follows to test how updated you are?
1. Bermuda and other British overseas territories on 1 May 2013 signed deals with financial centres on sharing___________.
a) Tax information
b) Tourism Activity
c) Budget Information
d) New laws to strengthen the economy of respective territories
Answer: (a) Tax information
2. Three Government ships of China in May 2013 entered into waters of Senkaku islands, which are disputed and controlled by Tokyo. The surveillance ships of China sailed 12-nautical-mile zone off the Senkaku islands that is also known as __________ by China.
Answer: (c) Diaoyu
3. Libya’s parliament on 5 May 2013 passed a comprehensive law which bans anyone who served as a senior official under Muammar Gaddafi during his 42 year-long rule from working in government. Which of the following statements related to the Political Isolation Law in the country is true?
I. The law was partially driven by the unpopularity of Libya’s current crop of politicians among many of the still-powerful former rebels who toppled Gaddafi, and others who say little has improved since. Backers of the law say it is necessary to complete the revolution.
II. The law will not affect a number of ambassadors, heads of governmental agencies, professors and media professionals on government payrolls.
III. Security officials such as the military’s chief of staff Maj. Gen. Youssef Mangoush, once a Special Forces commander under Gaddafi, may also come under the law. He quit his post 10 years before the uprising began and sided with rebels during the war.
IV. The law states that parliamentarians who lose their post will be replaced by either the next name on the party list or by the independent candidate who came in second in a district. This could benefit many Islamists, who trailed in the elections and came in second in many districts.
a) Statements I, II, and III are true
b) Statements I, III and IV are true
c) Statements I, II and IV are true
d) Statements II and III are true
Answer: (c) Statements I, II and IV are true
4. Name the area of incursion where Chinese and Indian troops faced a standoff with each other for more than a weeks’ time?
a) Kunlun Mountain Range
b) Lamayuru Gompa
c) Phyang Gompa
d) Daulat Beg Oldi sector
Answer: (d) Daulat Beg Oldi Sector
5. Name the Party ___________ led by by Najib Razak in May 2013 that won by simple majority in the 13th General Elections of Malaysia.
a) Seruan Al-Azhar Clarion party of Malaysia
b) Pilehan Timur party of Malaysia
c) National Front of Malaysia
d) The Malaysian Party
Answer: (c) National Front of Malaysia
6. Name the country that launched a legal challenge to Australia's tobacco packaging laws at the World Trade Organization, the Geneva-based trade body.
Answer: (c) Cuba
7. The United States on 10 May 2013 slapped sanctions against four Iranian Nuclear Supply Companies and an individual for their attempt to procure goods for Iranian Nuclear Programme. Name the four companies against which the sanctions were launched
a) Aluminat, Pars Amayesh Sanaat Kish, Pishro Systems Research Company and Taghtiran Kashan Company
b) Aluminat, Pars Amayesh Sanaat Kish, Parviz Khaki and Taghtiran Kashan Company
c) Parviz Khaki, Pars Amayesh Sanaat Kish, Pishro Systems Research Company and Taghtiran Kashan Company
d) Aluminat, Pars Amayesh Sanaat Kish, Pishro Systems Research Company and Parviz Khaki
Answer: (a) Aluminat, Pars Amayesh Sanaat Kish, Pishro Systems Research Company and Taghtiran Kashan Company