Current Affairs Quiz: October 17, 18, 2013

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1. The book titled “1283” is about of the career illustration of which football legend?
[A]\text{Lionel Messi}
[B]\text{David Beckam}
[C]\text{Pele}
[D]\text{Baichung Bhutia}

Pele
Brazilian football legend Pele launches a book about him that weighs 15 kg and is worth USD 1,700. The 500 page limited edition book about the player
widely regarded as the greatest ever, is titled 1283, the number of goals Pele scored in his career and comprises 1283 texts.


2. Which of the following states has announced “door delivery scheme” for all ration card holders of state to provide them food grain?
[A]\text{Karnataka}
[B]\text{Himachal Pradesh}
[C]\text{Haryana}
[D]\text{Assam}

Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh government is going to launch door delivery scheme for all the ration card holders of state to provide them food grain. Under the scheme, civil supplies corporation would make available the food grains to depot so that consumers do not face any inconvenience for getting the food items.


3. Which of the following committees have been set up to study issues related Western Ghats?
1.Madhav Gadgil committee
2.Kasturi Rangan committee
3.Madhav Nair committee
4.Ullas Karanth committee
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A]\text{Only 1 \& 2}
[B]\text{Only 1 \& 4}
[C]\text{Only 2 \& 3}
[D]\text{1, 2, 3 \& 4}

Only 1 & 2


4. Which of the following bird species from India are named in 2013 critically endangered birds list by IUCN?
1.Pink-headed Duck
2.Jerdon’s Courser
3.Siberian Crane
4.Great Indian Bustards
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A]\text{Only 1, 2 \& 3}
[B]\text{Only 1, 2 \& 4}
[C]\text{Only 2, 3 \& 4}
[D]\text{1, 2, 3 \& 4}

1, 2, 3 & 4
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) endangered birds list include 145 birds across the country. Great Indian Bustards, Pink-
headed Duck, Siberian Crane and Jerdon’s Courser are on the verge of extinction.


5. At present, a satellite-based crop estimation technique is used extensively for which of the following crops?
1.Cereals
2.Sugarcane
3.Pulses
4. Plantation crops
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A]\text{Only 1}
[B]\text{Only 2}
[C]\text{Only 1, 2 \& 3}
[D]\text{1, 2, 3 \& 4}

Only 2
At present, a satellite based crop estimation technique is used extensively for sugarcane by the Indian Sugar Mills Association. Recently, it was decided to
map cereal crops in India through the satellite based Geographic Information System. A pilot will be on the mustard crop from the coming Rabi season.


6. Who among the following has been appointed as brand ambassador of Micromax smartphone?
[A]\text{John Depp}
[B]\text{Salman Khan}
[C]\text{Hugh Jackman}
[D]\text{Akshay Kumar}

Hugh Jackman
Academy Award winner Hugh Jackman best-known for the movies Les Miserables, X-Men and Wolverine has been appointed as brand ambassador of
New Delhi based smartphone manufacturer Micromax.


7. The “Fort of Raja Rao Ram Bux” which is news recently for its hidden gold treasure is located in which state?
[A]\text{Maharashtra}
[B]\text{Tamil Nadu}
[C]\text{Uttar Pradesh}
[D]\text{Rajasthan}

Uttar Pradesh
The Raja Rao Ram Bux fort is in Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh, where Archaeological Survey of India has started excavation work to trace hidden treasure of gold.


8. Which of the following countries has rejected its freshly acquired seat on the UN Security Council over Syrian civil war?
[A]\text{Pakistan}
[B]\text{Egypt}
[C]\text{Saudi Arabia}
[D]\text{Afghanistan}

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia rejected its freshly-acquired seat on the United Nations Security Council, saying the 15 member body is incapable of resolving world conflicts such as the Syrian civil war. The move came just hours after the Saudi Arabia was elected as one of the council’s 10 non-permanent members.


9. The “Babli Project” is a controversial reservoir project between which of the following states?
[A]\text{Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka}
[B]\text{Karnataka and Goa}
[C]\text{Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh}
[D]\text{Karnataka and Tamil Nadu}

Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh
Babli Project is a controversial reservoir project being constructed by Maharashtra across the river Godavari, disputed by Andhra Pradesh.


10. India’s Aditya Mehta is associated with which one of the following sports/games?
[A]\text{Snooker}
[B]\text{Tennis}
[C]\text{Football}
[D]\text{Shooting}

Snooker
Aditya Mehta is a professional snooker player. In October 2013 he has created history by becoming the first Indian to make it to the semi-final stage of a
Snooker ranking event at the Indian Open in New Delhi.

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