Current Affairs Quiz: October 12-13, 2013

1. The Western Ghats is home to which of the following endangered mammal species?
1.Nilgiri tahr
2.Lion-tailed macaque
3.Fruit bat
4.Tigers
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below?
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 1 & 3
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4

1, 2, 3 & 4
Around 120 mammal species have been recorded in Western Ghats. Prominent endemic mammals include the Niligiri tahr, tigers, lion-tailed macaque and fruit bat.


2. The “Bimal Roy Memorial Award” is associated with which of the following fields?
[A]Cinema
[B]Sports
[C]Journalism
[D]Science and Technology

Cinema
The Bimal Roy Memorial Society has been conferring Bimal Roy Memorial Emerging Talent awards to honours emerging talents from the Indian film industry including artist, technicians, directors, musicians etc. Film Maker Shivendra Singh Dungarpur has been selected for this year’s award. Post recipients of the awards include Ritupprno Ghosh, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Shoojit Sircar among others.


3. Who among the following has clinched the Shanghai Master Title 2013?
[A]Roger Federar
[B]Novak Djokovic
[C]Jaun Del Potro
[D]Rafael Nadal

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic defeated Jaun Del Potro to win a second straight trophy at the Shanghai Masters.


4. As per the latest data by National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), which of the following states tops in human rights violation cases?
[A]Bihar
[B]Haryana
[C]Uttar Pradesh
[D]Odisha

Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh topped the list of States from where the NHRC registered maximum complaints of human rights violation till September 2013. UP followed by Delhi, Bihar, Haryana, Rajasthan are other states where maximum cases are registered.


5. Recently (October, 2013), India Post has launched Instant Cash, an instant electronic money transfer service in partnership with ____ ?
[A]Bombay Stock Exchange
[B]BSNL
[C]Wall Street Exchange
[D]Reliance

Wall Street Exchange
India Post launched Instant Cash money transfer service. Regarding this, agreement was signed with Wall Street Exchange.


6. In October 2013, Tata Communication has signed collaboration agreement with Batelco to enable its connectivity in West Asia. Batelco Communication Company is based in which country?
[A]Japan
[B]Russia
[C]Bahrain
[D]Singapore

Bahrain
Tata Communication has signed collaboration agreement with Batelco. Batelco is a Bahrain based telecommunication company. This agreement will enable Tata’s connectivity footprint in west Asia via latter’s well established and resilient global MPLS network.


7. Recently (October, 2013), which of the following movies has entered into Guinness World Record for its larger post?
[A]Boss
[B]Ishk Actually
[C]Shahid
[D]Super Se Ooper

Boss
Akshay Kumar’s upcoming movie Boss entered into Guinness World Record for largest poster. This type of largest poster ever made in the history of cinema. The poster designed by Akshay’s fan is width of 193 feet and 1 inch and its height is 180 feet and 2 inch.


8. The Campaign named “Heal India” aims to create awareness about which of the following diseases?
[A]HIV/AIDS
[B]Leprosy
[C]Mental illness
[D]Alzheimer

Leprosy
Leprosy Mission Trust of India has launched Leprosy awareness camp in the name Heal India. The campaign aims to remove stigma attached to Leprosy. This camp will reach to the people through 40,000 children in the school across Delhi, NCR, and also colleges through music, film and workshop.


9. The “Alamatti dam” has been constructed across which of the following river?
[A]Cauvery
[B]Tungabadra
[C]Krishna
[D]Godavari

Krishna
The Alamatti Dam is a dam project on the Krishna River in Northern Karnataka.


10. Which of the following is the largest state in Australia?
[A]Queensland
[B]Western Australia
[C]Victoria
[D]Tasmania

Western Australia
Western Australia is Australia’s largest state with total land area of 2,529,875 sq km and second largest country subdivision in the world.

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