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

Mar 4, 2013 10:33 IST

The week saw many incidences and decisions of national importance. Thus the quizzes formed for the week will revolve around the events that occurred in the week. Solve these to test your preparation.

1. Name the newly appointed Director General of Indian Coast Guard?
a) Vice Admiral V.A. Kamath
b) Vice Admiral Anurag G Thapliyal
c) Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan
d) Director General Dr. P Paleri
Answer: (b) Vice Admiral Anurag G Thapliyal

2. Name the Interceptor Boat that was commissioned by the Indian Coast Guard in February 2013.
a) Arneson Surface Drive Based Interceptor Boat C-164
b) Arneson Surface Drive Based Interceptor Boat C-401
c) INS Saryu
d) Arneson Surface Drive Based Interceptor Boat C-154
Answer: (d) Arneson Surface Drive Based Interceptor Boat C-154

3. Which of the following statements related to Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) is true?
I. Joint Parliamentary Committee is an standing Parliamentary Committee that is constituted by the Indian parliament.
II. The JPC is constituted only after a motion is adopted in one house of the Parliament and accepted by the other house.
III. A Joint Parliamentary committee can also be formed when the presiding chiefs of both houses communicates with each other in writing for the formation of the joint parliamentary committee.
IV. The strength of JPC can be different every time it is constituted but the number of members from the Lok Sabha is always double to the members from Rajya Sabha in the committee formed.
a) Statement I is only true
b) Statements I, II and IV are true
c) Statements II, III and IV are true
d) Statements I, III and IV are true
Answer: (c) Statements II, III and IV are true

4.
Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha in last week of February 2013. Which of the statements in relation to the Bill is true?
I. The bill seeks protection for women in all type of organised, unorganized as well as Private Sectors, including the sexual harassment of domestic help as well as agricultural workers.
II. The bill had made it mandatory for every organization with 40 or more employees to form an internal complaint committee to deal with the complaints of sexual offences. The committees should be disposed of within 90 days and organizations that fails to follow the guidelines, would be penalized with 50000 rupees.
III. Organisations that repeatedly violate the provisions of the bill would be penalized to a greater level and the offence may lead to the cancellation of the licenses or registration of the business conduct.
IV. Under its list of offences, the bill covers sexual remarks, sexual favour demands, any act of unwelcome touch and physical advance and showing pornography.
a) Statement I is only true
b) Statements I, II and IV are true
c) Statements II, III and IV are true
d) Statements I, III and IV are true
Answer: (d) Statements I, III and IV are true

5. Which of the following statements related to Interceptor Boat C-154 true?
I. Interceptor Boat C-154 is 28 metres in length with 75 tonnes displacement has the capability of achieving a maximum speed of 35 knots.
II. The vessel has state-of-the-art navigation as well as communication equipment along with medium range armament.
III. The purpose of designing the Interceptor Boat C-154 was for achieving close-coast patrol, high speed interception, Search and Rescue, low-intensity maritime operations as well as maritime surveillance.
IV. This IB also has the capability of operating in the shallow water along with the deep sea.
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

 

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