GK & Current Affairs Questions: September 6, 2013
1. Which of the following days is observed as International Day of Charity?
International Day of Charity is being observed across the globe on 5th September every year. The day is observed to commemorate the death anniversary of renowned nun and missionary, Mother Teresa. In recognition of the role of charity in alleviating humanitarian crises and human suffering within and among nations, as well as of the efforts of charitable organizations and individuals, including the work of Mother Teresa, the General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution A/RES/67/105 designated the 5th of September, the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa, as the International Day of Charity.
2. Who among the followings has been appointed as Chief Information Commissioner?
[A]Mrs Deepak Sandhu
[B]Mrs Sushma Singh
Mrs Deepak Sandhu
Mrs. Deepak Sandhu was appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner. She was administered the oath of office by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Sandhu, a 1971 batch Indian Information Service officer has replaced Satyanand Mishra.
3. Recently (September, 2013), RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has announced the setting up of an external committee to screen applicants for new bank licences. The committee will be headed by___?
New RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has announced the setting up of few committees to look into critical areas of functioning, like monetary policy and screening of applications for licences to open new bank branches. Rajan announced an external committee, under the chairmanship of former Governor Bimal Jalan, to screen applicants for new bank licences, from January next year.
4. Recently (September, 2013), which one of the following nation drafted the Syria war resolution which permits military action against the Bashar al-Assad regime?
The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee drafted the Syria war resolution which permits up to 60 days of military action against the Bashar al-Assad regime.
5. What is the name of NASA’s new spacecraft on Moon?
More than 40 years after the last Apollo astronaut left the moon, NASA is preparing to launch a small robotic spacecraft to investigate one of their most bizarre discoveries. The spacecraft known as LADEE, is scheduled to be launched on Friday from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Islands, Virginia.
6. Currently, which of the following sports is/are not included in Olympic?
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A]Only 1 & 3
[B]Only 1 & 2
[C]Only 1, 3 & 4
[D]None of the above
Only 1 & 3
Baseball and Polo not included in Olympic. Baseball was discontinued after the 2008 Summer Olympic.
7. Who among the following Prime Ministers, was not a recipient of Bharat Ratna?
[A]P V Narasimha Rao
[B]Lal Bahadur Shastri
P V Narasimha Rao
8. Recently (September, 2013), which one of the followings has decided to buy Nokia’s devices and Services business?
Microsoft Corporation and Nokia Corporation announced that both the companies have decided to enter into a transaction whereby Microsoft will purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices and license and use Nokia’s mapping services.
9. In Jainism, the “perfect knowledge” is referred to as____?
10. Which one of the following countries holds world’s largest foreign exchange reserves?
Foreign Exchange Reserve is the amount of the currency deposits of the foreign nation in the monetary authority of a nation. With $3.31 trillion foreign exchange reserves china tops the list.