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India Current Affairs Quiz/Questions-Answers April 2013, April 8-April 14

Apr 15, 2013 09:38 IST

The Quizzes of the week were prepared based upon the events like SC’s decision on Novartis, Automated Mail Processing Centre of India Post, Mapathon 2013 and more. To keep you connected with the events that had an impact on the laws of the country solve these quizzes.

1. The Supreme Court of India rejected a patent plea for Cancer Drug Called Glivec. Which of the statements related to the patent issue true?
I. The patent plea was filed by Novartis, the Swiss drug maker, to patent the updated version of cancer drug called Glivec
II. The plea was dismissed by the court on the basis that there was no inventiveness or novelty in the new version of the drug.
III. The Supreme Court ruled that the application for patent on beta-crystalline salt did not meet any inventiveness or novelty standard, therefore the company’s plea for patent was dismissed.
IV. Comptroller General of Patent and Design denied the patent on the grounds that only certain changes were made to its existing drugs under sections 3(d) and 3(b) of the Indian Patent Law.
a) Statements I, II and III are true
b) Statements I, III and IV are true
c) Statements II, III and IV are true
d) All the four statements are true
Answer: (d) All the four Statements are true

2. India Post in the last week of March 2013 decided to establish third Automated Mail Processing Centre in which city by April 2013.
a) Delhi
b) Mumbai
c) Ahmadabad
d) Hyderabad
Answer: (d) Hyderabad

3. Survey of India (SOI) filed a complaint against Google on their activity of Mapathon 2013. Which of the following statements in context of the event and SOI’s claim true?
I. The Mapathon contest was conducted by Google in February-March 2013.
II. As per the compliant from Survey of India (SOI), the activity of Mapathon 2013 violated the National Map Policy and likely jeopardizes the national security interest. The participants of the contest, being unaware of the law of the land would have violated the law.
III. Preamble of the National Map Policy, 2005 states that, the responsibility for producing, maintaining and disseminating the topographic map database of the whole country, which is the foundation of all spatial data vests with the Survey of India.
IV. Mapathon 2013 was a contest created by Google and Facebook in which it asked the Indian Citizens to map their neighbourhood and send the same to Google for being uploaded on the search engines. Rewards to the 1000 best entries were also announced by Google. The contest was conducted from 12 February to 25 March 2013.
a) Statements I, II and III are true
b) Statements I, III 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

4. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) amended the Combination Regulations with a view to further simplify the filing requirements and bring about greater certainty in the application of the Act and the Regulations. Which of the following statements in relation to the regulations are true?
I. The Regulations now require a notice to be filed for acquisition of shares or voting rights of companies if the acquisition is less than five percent of the shares or voting rights of the company in a financial year, where the acquirer already holds more than twenty five percent but less than fifty percent of the shares or voting rights of the company.
II. In a step which would significantly reduce compliance requirements, the provision for giving notice is now dispensed for mergers/amalgamations involving two enterprises where one of the enterprises has more than fifty per cent (50%) shares or voting rights of the other enterprise. Similarly, the requirement of giving notice is also dispensed for merger or amalgamation of enterprises in which more than fifty per cent (50%) shares or voting rights in each of such enterprises are held by enterprise(s) within the same group.
III. To provide clarification on the nature of intra-group acquisitions for which notice has to be given, Item 8 of Schedule I is amended to state that the relaxation would not apply where the acquired enterprise is jointly controlled.
IV. To avoid repetition and to have one category of exemption for acquisition of certain current assets like stock-in-trade, raw materials etc., Item 5 and Item 9 of Schedule I are clubbed and provided as one category under Item
a) Statements I, II and III are true
b) Statements I, III 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. Bikram Singh, the Chief of Army Staff on 7 April 2013 announced that the Army had prepared a new scheme, under which an old-age home will be opened in every command. The Pilot project of the scheme on an experimental basis is being run by the Army at ______________?
a) Shimla
b) Delhi
c) Panchkula
d) Kolkata
Answer: (c) Panchkula

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