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

Mar 18, 2013 10:32 IST

The quizzes of third week of March are based on some important personalities of India, Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2013 and other issues of National importance. Solve them to test your knowledge.

1. The Union Cabinet on 14 March 2013 cleared a Bill providing for severe punishment for rape, acid attack, stalking and voyeurism more to the point reducing the age of consent for sex to 16 years. Which of the following statements mentioned below are true in context of the bill?
I. The bill was named the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013
II. As per the provisions the bill demanded reduction of the age of consent from existing 18 to 16 years; and was accepted by the cabinet and made a law
III. Stalking, voyeurisms have been defined as criminal offences in the bill. Sustained stalking will be a non-bailable offence.
IV. As per the bill there is replacement in more general expression sexual assault used in the ordinance. It also provides for the death sentence if the rape victim dies or ends up in a vegetative state.
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: (c) Statements I, III and IV are true

2. The government in March 2013 for the first time instituted national awards in order to recognise the efforts and encourage excellence in the field of prevention of Alcoholism and Drug abuse and rehabilitation of its victims. Which of the following statements in relation to the same are true?
I. The awards shall be conferred on the awardees in a function to be held in New Delhi on the 26 June every year, which has been declared as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
II. The Awards are open to all Indian Institutions, Organisations including Gram Panchayats and Individuals without any distinction or discrimination on grounds of religion, race, sex, caste or creed.
III. Under the provisions of the awards, the person who has done outstanding work in the field of awareness generation or de-addiction or rehabilitation will be recognized and will not be recognized.
IV. This is the plan of Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
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. All Women Post Office, which of the following statements in relation to the Women Post office true.
I. Union Minister of Communications & IT, Kapil Sibal on 8 March 2013 inaugurated the First All Women Employees Post Office of India at Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.
II. Post Office is called Project Arrow Office and consists of three counters. Two of the three counters offer Multi Purpose services such as registration, booking of money orders, booking of speed post as well as sale of IPOs
III. Junior Engineer [Civil] - the in-charge of maintenance of the post office building, as well as the Assistant Superintendent of Post Offices of the Postal Sub Division and Senior Superintendent of Post Offices of Delhi Central division of this Post Office are also women.
IV. There are 1003 women employees at operative level in Delhi circle. The percentage of these women in overall workforce is around 14 percent. In administrative cadres, percentage of women employees is 22 percent.
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: (b) Statements II, III and IV are true

4. Name the authority that named three Indian Airports Namely Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI), Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport and Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International airport (RGI) among the top five airports in different category in March 2013.
a) Airports Council International
b) Airports Council India
c) Airports Council Asia
d) Airport Authority of India
Answer: (a) Airports Council International

5. Match the following Personalities with their profession?
I. Veer Bhadra Mishra             A. Painter
II. Ganesh Pyne                    B. Environmentalist
III. Sahir Ludhianvi               C. Chief Minister of Nagaland
IV. Neiphiu Rio                      D. Urdu Poet
I         II        III     IV
D        C        B        A
B        A        D        C
D        B        A        C
B        A        C        D
Answer: (b) B, A, D, C

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