Current Affairs Quiz: October 9-10, 2013

1. The Tolkappiar award is a lifetime achievement award given to Indian scholar for their contribution in the field of ___ studies. Fill the blank with correct option?
[A]Kannada
[B]Tamil
[C]Sanskrit
[D]Konkani

Tamil
The Tolkappiar award is a lifetime achievement award given to Indian scholar for their contribution in the field of Tamil studies.


2. Who among the following will be conferred the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for the year 2012?
[A]Swamy Agnivesh
[B]M S Swaminathan
[C]Anna Hazare
[D]Ila Bhat

M S Swaminathan
Eminent agricultural scientist M S Swaminathan will be conferred the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for the year 2012.


3. Who among the following has secured two gold medals for India at Track Asia cycling championship?
[A]Deborah
[B]Manorama Devi
[C]Sunita Devi
[D]Anjana

Deborah
India finishes with six medals at Track Asia Cycling championship held in Thailand. India’s Deborah clinches two gold medals.


4. Name the Canadian author who won 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature?
[A]Alice Munro
[B]Will Gompertz
[C]Jumpa Lahari
[D]Markel Hudson

Alice Munro
Canadian author Alice Munro has won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature. The 82 year old, whose books include Dear Life and Dance of the Happy Shades, is only the 13th women to win the prize since its inception in 1901. Dance of the Happy Shades, published in 1968, was Munro’s first collection and it went on the Canada’s highest literary prize, the Governor General’s Award.


5. The “Minamata Convention” is a set of legally binding measures to curb which pollutant?
[A]Green house gases
[B]Mercury
[C]Plastics
[D]Lead

Mercury
The “Minamata Convention” is a set of legally binding measures to curb mercury pollution. It was named after the Japanese city that, in the `1950s saw one of the world’s most cases mercury poisoning.


6. Who among the following has won European Union’s “Sakharov Human Rights” prize?
[A]Edward Snowden
[B]Malala Yousafzai
[C]Ali Zeidan
[D]Vladamir Putin

Malala Yousafzai
Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner Malala Yousafzai, has won the EU’s Sakharov Human Rights prize. The Sakharov Prize for speech is awarded by the European Parliament annually in memory of Soviet physicist and dissident Andrei Sakharov. US whistleblower Edward Snowden had been a contender for the prize.


7. Which of the following would be the first corridor to be explored for the Indian railways ambitious bullet train project?
[A]Delhi – Kolkata
[B]Bangalore – Chennai
[C]Mumbai – Ahmadabad
[D]Mumbai – Bangalore

Mumbai – Ahmadabad
Indian Railways signed an MoU with Japan International Cooperation Agency, for conducting a detailed study for running bullet train on Mumbai-Ahmadabad route. Estimated to cost about 63,000 crore rupees, the 534 kilometre Mumbai – Ahmadabad route would be the first corridor to be explored for the Indian railways ambitious bullet train project.


8. Which of the following mobile makers has unveiled world’s first curved display smartphone?
[A]Micromax
[B]Samsung
[C]Sony
[D]HTC

Samsung
Samsung Electronics will release a smartphone with a curved display. The Galaxy Round has a curved 5.7 inch screen using advanced display technology called organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology. The curved screen smartphone is the first in the world.


9. Who among the following is not the winner of 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry?
[A]Martin Karplus
[B]Michael Levitt
[C]Michael Thomson
[D]Arieh WarshelMichael Thomson

Michael Thomson
Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel won this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry for laying foundation for the computer models used to understand and predict chemical process.


10. Which of the following banks has won the Golden Peacock Award for excellence in corporate governance 2013?
[A]SBI
[B]Syndicate Bank
[C]Canara Bank
[D]Vijaya Bank

Canara Bank
Canara Bank clinches the Golden Peacock Award for excellence in corporate governance 2013.

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