G.K. QUIZ ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

1.    Recently The
Central Information Commission (CIC) 
in a
landmark judgment held that all
political parties are answerable under the Right to Information Act? Who among
the following is the Chief Information Commissioner of India?

(1) Raghunath
Sharma                 (2) Satyanad Mishra
(3) M L
Sharma                            (4) Annapurna Dixit
(5) None
of these

2.    Recently first all women police station opens in which among the
following state/Union Territory?
(1)
New Delhi                               (2) Goa
(3)
Andhra Pradesh                      (4) Rajasthan
(5)
Arunachal Pradesh
3.    Recently
Janez Jansa, has been convicted of corruption and sentenced to two years in
prison
. He is a ____?
(1)
Former President of Slovenia
(2)
Former Prime Minister of Cuba
(3)
Former Prime Minister of Italy
(4) Former
Prime Minister of Slovenia
(5) Former
President of Italy
4.    Recently Bangladesh Cricket Board has suspended
which among the following former captain of Bangladesh on match fixing charges?
(1) Habibul Bashar
(2) Mohammad Ashraful 
(3) Shakib Al Hasan
(4) Mushfiqur Rehman
(5) None of these
5.    According to United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), how much percent of World GDP lost due to malnutrition?
(1)
4%                   (2) 6%
(3)
5%                   (4) 7%
(5)
10%
6.    Recently Raghav Joneja is in news. He is ____?
(1) Winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee for the
year 2013
(2) Winner
of Junior Boxing Championship
(3) Won
Gold in Judo Championship
(4) Youngest
Indian to scale the Mount Everest
(5) None of these
7.    Recently Rami Hamdallah became New Prime Minister of ____?
(1) Venezuela                    (2) Palestine
(3) Italy                              (4)
Slovenia
(5) None of these
8.    India and which country decided to
boost defence ties and maritime security for growth and prosperity of Asia
Pacific and Indian Ocean regions?
(1) Malaysia                      (2) Vietnam
(3) Japan                           (4) Australia
(5) Myanmar
9.    Recently which among the following
pair has won the French
Open mixed doubles title 2013?
(1) Katarina Srebotnik
and Piet Norval
(2) Frantisek Cermak and Lucie
Hradecka
(3)
Daniel
Nestor
and Kristina Mladenovic
(4) Nenad Zimonjić and Katarina Srebotnik
(5)
None of these
10.  Country’s highest
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) will be set up at
:
(1) New
Delhi                    (2) Jammu & Kashmir
(3) Uttar
Pradesh              (4)
Goa
(5) None
of these
Answers with Explanations
1. (2)  The Central Information Commission (CIC) in a landmark judgement  held
political parties are answerable under the Right to Information Act, setting a
new bench mark in transparency in politics.
The  Bench comprising Chief Information Commissioner Satyananda Mishra and Information
Commissioner M L Sharma and Annapurna Dixit held six parties–Congress, BJP,
CPI-M, CPI, NCP and BSP–to whom RTI queries were directed, fulfill the
criteria of being public authorities under the Right to Information Act.

2. (5) The
first all-women police station in Arunachal
Pradesh
has started functioning to specifically deal with crimes against
women.

3. (4) The two-time former
prime minister of Slovenia, Janez Jansa,
has been convicted of corruption and sentenced to two years in prison
. Mr
Jansa was accused of soliciting bribes as part of a defence deal with a Finnish
manufacturer in 2006.
4. (2) Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful was suspended
by his Board till ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) submits a full
report into allegations of match-fixing and spot-fixing on him in this year’s
Bangladesh Premier League

5. (3) Up to 5 per cent of global economic output may be lost due to
malnutrition, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 

6. (4) At the age of 15 years and seven months, Raghav Joneja has become the youngest Indian to scale the
Mount Everest when he along with his five schoolmates summited the peak and
became the youngest team of mountaineers in the world.

7. (2) The President of
Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas named Rami Hamdallah as new Prime
Minister of  
Palestine. Rami Hamdallah replaced Western-favoured
economist Salam Fayyad 

8. (4) India and
Australia
decided to boost defence ties and maritime security and freedom of
navigation is critical for growth and prosperity of Asia Pacific and Indian
Ocean regions

9. (2) Czech Republic pair Frantisek Cermak and Lucie Hradecka won the French Open
mixed doubles title by defeating Daniel Nestor of Canada and Kristina Mladenovic
of France 1-6, 6-4, 10-6

10. (2) Country’s highest
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) will be set up at
Nyoma, Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir at a height of
about 14 thousand feet.