Current Affairs Quiz: October 6, 2013

1. Which of the following pairs has won China Open women’s double 2013 tennis title?
[A]Sania Mirza, Cara Black
[B]Vera Dushevina, Arantax Parra
[C]Sania Mirza, Arantax Parra
[D]Cara Black, Vera Dushevina

Sania Mirza, Cara Black
Sania Mirza and Cara Black pair has won China Open women’s double 2013 tennis title. The Indo-Zimbabwean pair thrashed Vera Dushevina and Arantax Parra pair. Sania and Cara have won Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo last week.


2. In October 2013, which of the following countries has started import of power from India?
[A]Pakistan
[B]Bangladesh
[C]Nepal
[D]Bhutan

Bangladesh
Bangladesh has started import of power from India. Power import from India started with the inauguration of the Bangladesh-India power transmission centre and Bheramara 360 Combined Cycle Power plant. The inauguration started to add 175WM power from India to the Bangladesh national grid.


3. Which of the following is the smallest country in Africa continent?
[A]Chad
[B]Uganda
[C]Seychelles
[D]Somalia

Seychelles
The smallest country in African is the Seychelles which is 453 sq km.


4. As per the latest report by World Bank, which country has become the largest recipient of foreign remittances in 2013?
[A]China
[B]India
[C]Singapore
[D]USA

India
India emerged as the largest recipient of foreign remittance among developing economies in 2013. As per the World Bank report entitled Migration and Remittance Flows: Recent Trends and Outlook 2013-16 Non Resident Indians (NRI) sent a record 71 billion dollars in 2012.


5. The Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) schemes aims to reform ___ ?
[A]Higher Education
[B]Primary Education
[C]Girl child Education
[D]Tribal Education

Higher Education
Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan is a centrally sponsored scheme for reforming the state higher education system.


6. Who among the following is the chairman of the committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Businesses and Low-income households?
[A]Vikram Pandit
[B]Nachiket Mor
[C]Shiksha Sharma
[D]Deepak Parkhesh

Nachiket Mor
The RBI has set up a 13-member committee to frame a clear and detailed vision for financial inclusion across the country. The committee is chaired by Nachiket Mor, member on the RBI’s Central Board of Directors. The Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Business and Low-Income
Households has been tasked to develop a comprehensive monitoring framework to track the progress of financial inclusion and deepening efforts on a nationwide basis.


7. In October 2013, Sachin Tendulkar reached another landmark by completing 50,000 runs in competitive cricket across all formats. Apart from Sachin who among the following has achieved this feat?
1.WG Grace
2.Mark Ravin Ramprakash
3.Jack Hobbs
4.Graham Gooch
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 1, 2 & 3
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4

1, 2, 3 & 4
Apart from Sachin, some other known batsmen who crossed the 50,000 run mark are WG Grace, also known as “Father of Cricket”, Mark Ravin Ramprakash, a Middlesex star and presently the team’s batting coach and English Jack Hobbs. But it is Graham Gooch who has the most runs in all three formats combined (67,075).


8. In October 2013, SEBI has announced new Foreign Portfolio Investor (FPIs) regulations for easier registration process and operating framework for investors from abroad. The new FPIs will encompass which of the followings?
1.Foreign Institutional Investors
2. Qualified Foreign Investors
3.Non-Resident Indians
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 1 & 2
[C]Only 1 & 3
[D]1, 2 & 3

Only 1 & 2


9. Recently (October, 2013), India and which of the following countries come together to practice amphibious war manoeuvres in Goa under the code name “Exercise Shatrujeet” ?
[A]Italy
[B]Russia
[C]America
[D]Iran

America
Indian and American troops are practising amphibious war manoeuvres in Goa as a part of efforts of the two countries to build strong ties between their armed forces. The exercise is code named “Exercise Shatrujeet”.


10. Name the Indian-American, who has been nominated to top-key position in trade promotion arm of the US Commerce department?
[A]Suresh Kumar
[B]Arun M Kumar
[C]Shyam Sudarshan
[D]Gopinathan Mishra

Arun M Kumar
US President Barack Obama has named yet another Indian-American; Kerala University Physics graduate Arun M Kumar to lead the trade arm promotion arm of the US Commerce department charged with helping US companies succeed in market around the world. Kumar, who has been nominated Assistant Secretary and Director General of the US and Foreign Commercial services, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, would on Senate confirmation succeed another Indian American, Suresh Kumar.

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