(Current Affairs MCQ) Test Your Skills - 22 September 2014

(Current Affairs MCQ) Test Your Skills - 22 September 2014

National

1Q.

 (i) The Election Commission of India has written to the Chief Secretaries to make arrangements for those under preventive detention to exercise their franchise through postal ballot.

(ii) The Election Commission pointed out that sub-section (5) of Section 62 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, confers voting rights on “electors subjected to preventive detention.” And Rule 18 of the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961, states that such detainees are entitled to cast their vote through postal ballot.

Which of the above statement/statements is/are true ?

(a) Only i
(b) Only ii
(c) Neither i nor ii
(d) Both i and ii


International

2Q.

(i) Sri Lanka’s United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), led by President Mahinda Rajpaksa, lost provincial polls in the Sinhala-majority Uva Province by a narrow margin, signalling an apparent setback to the ruling alliance despite the victory.

(ii) Following UPFA’s win, its lead candidate Shasheendra Rajapaksa , nephew of President Rajapaksa who was Chief Minister of the province, will continue for another term.

Which of the above statement/statements is/are not true ?

(a) Only i
(b) Only ii
(c) Neither i nor ii
(d) Both i and ii

Sports

3Q.

 (i) The most exciting event was undoubtedly the listing of Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group Holding, on the New York Stock Exchange.

(ii) The Alibaba share listed at $92.70, a whopping 36 per cent premium to the offer price, proving right analysts who felt that the IPO price was conservative.

Which of the above statement/statements is/are true ?
(a) Only i
(b) Only ii
(c) Neither i nor ii
(d) Both i and ii

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