(Current Affairs MCQ) Test Your Skills - 29 October 2013

INTERNATIONAL

Q1.

i) Iran will establish a production line for enriched uranium dioxide for use in Iran’s lone, Russian-built, Bushehr atomic power plant.
ii) Maldives accepted a proposal by three of the country’s presidential candidates to hold a revote before the incumbent’s term ends in order to avoid a possible constitutional crisis.

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

a) only i
b) only ii
c) both i and ii
d) neither i nor ii

NATIONAL

Q2.

i) The Election Commission said the if the number of electors who had utilised the NOTA (none of the above candidates) option in the EVM/Ballot paper exceeded the votes polled by any of the candidates, the candidate with the highest number of votes would be declared winner.
ii) This is as per the provisions of clause (a) of Rule 64 of Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961, read with Section 65 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, the candidate who has polled the largest number of valid votes is to be declared elected by the Returning Officer.

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

a) only i
b) only ii
c) both i and ii
d) neither i nor ii

ECONOMY

Q3.

i) Fair trade watchdog CCI has disapproved Microsoft’s proposed $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia’s mobile devices business, citing that the deal would have adverse impact on competition in the Indian market.
ii) Google is expanding the availability of its Internet connected eyewear Google Glass(The gadget, which works like a smart phone but is worn on your head like glasses )to more people, but not the general public just yet.

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

a) only i
b) only ii
c) both i and ii
d) neither i nor ii

INDIA AND THE WORLD

Q4.

i) Besides boosting trade and strengthening economic ties, India and Peru have decided to enhance cooperation in the defense sector and work towards South-South cooperation and reform of the United Nations Security Council.
ii) The U.S. and India have stepped up efforts for a negotiated settlement to the crisis in Bangladesh as the Opposition alliance is forcing the Sheikh Hasina government to concede its demand for a neutral caretaker government to conduct elections.

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

a) only i
b) only ii
c) both i and ii
d) neither i nor ii

IN THE NEWS

Q5.

i) Chanda Kochhar was listed by a leading business publication as the country’s richest woman recently.
ii) Air Marshal Arup Raha, will be the next Air Force chief succeeding incumbent Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne.

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

a) only i
b)only ii
c)both i and ii
d)neither i nor ii

These MCQ's Are Based On "THE HINDU"29 October 2013

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