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Current Affairs GK January - 2013

1. Which Indian state approved Girl and Youth Policy 2013 recently ?
Ans:  Rajasthan

2. Which Indian scientist was awarded with Canada’s Highest Civilian Award – "the Order of Canada" recently ?
Ans:  Venkatesh Mannar

3. Who took over as the Director of Intelligence Bureau (IB) on 1 January 2013 ?
Ans:  Syed Asif Ibrahim

4. Who is the Chairman of 14 finance Commission ?
Ans:  Y.V. Reddy (Note:- 13th Finnance Commission chairman- Vijay Kelkar)

5. Where in India CJI Altamas Kabir inaugurated the first fast-track court on 2 January 2013 for dealing with the crimes against females ?
Ans:  Saket Court Complex, Delhi

6. Who has been appointed as the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India ?
Ans:  Urjit Patel 

7. Who was sworn in as the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court ?
Ans:  Justice Amitava Roy, (He replaced chief justice Arun Kumar Mishra)

8. Which Indian nationalised bank has launched MobiCash Easy, a mobile wallet offering facilities such as bill payment, fund transfer, DTH & mobile recharge?
Ans:  State Bank of India

9. Which indian State announced "Kanyadan Scheme" for Bride participants of Mass Marriages ?
Ans:  Haryana Government 

10. Who retained his rank as the richest Indian of the world ?
Ans:  Mukesh Ambani (MD of Reliance Industries) - 18th richest person of the world

11. Who became first country in Asia to order chemical castration of child rapist ?
Ans:  South Korea 

12. Who became the 4th cricketer to surpass 13,000 runs in Test Cricket?
Ans:  Jacques Kallis (South Africa)

13. Who was awarded Ireland’s prestigious Tipperary International Peace Prize for 2012 ?
Ans:  Malala Yousafzai for her courage and determination

14. Who became the first woman to win 5 Crore Rupees on Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC-6) Game Show ?
Ans:  Sunmeet Kaur(Punjab)

15. Where was held 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) on 7-9 January 2013 ?
Ans:  Kochi, Kerela

16. Which city in Rajasthan has banned mobile girls from using cellphones, dancing and signing at weddings ?
Ans:  Udaipur

17. Who was the chief Guest at the 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas(NRI Day) being held in Kochi ?
Ans:  Rajkeswur Purryag (Mauritius President)

18. Which indian state chief ministher resigned after withdrawal of support by JMM ?
Ans:  In Jharkhand CM Arjun Munda resigned recently

19. Who is appointed as MD of IBM India?
Ans:  Vanitha Narayanan

20. Who was arrested for delivering Hate Speech ?
Ans:  Akbaruddin Owaisi (MLA of MIM)

21. Where was held India-pakistan Flag meeting ?
Ans:  Chakan-Da-Bagh, Poonch (J&K)

22. Who won the Aircel Chennai Open men’s singles title 2013 ?
Ans:  Janko Tipservic

Australian Open-2013

23. Who won Ranji trophy 2012-13 ?
Ans:  Mumbai(40th Time) defeating Saurashtra

24. Who won the Australian Open mens singles title 2013 ?
Ans:  Novak Djokovic (Djokovic won his 3rd consecutive Australian Open title and overall 4th title.

25. Who won the Australian Open womens singles title 2013 ?
Ans:  Victoria Azarenka ( 2nd Australian Open title & 15th Career title)

26. Who won the Australian Open Mixed Doubles Title 2013 ?
Ans:  Jarmila Gajdosova and Mathew Ebden

27. Who won the Australian Open mens Doubles Title 2013 ?
Ans:  Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan

28. Who won the Australian Open womens Doubles Title 2013 ?
Ans:  Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci

29. How many countries are participating in the Gujarat Global Investors meet 2013?
Ans:  16 Countries

30. Who became the youngest men’s National Table Tennis champion in India?
Ans:  Soumyajit Ghosh

31. Which Telecome company launched Free Roaming Service ‘One Nation, One Rate’ for voice, sms and data in India ?
Ans:  Aircel

32. Which movie was won Best film Award at 19th Colors Screen Awards ?
Ans:  Paan Singh Tomar

33. Which movie won Best picture & Best Director Award at Golden Globe Awards -2013 ?
Ans:  AGRO

34. Where in India 18th Yuva Mahotsav was held recently?
Ans:  Pernem

35. Who has been appointed as new vice-president of Indian National Congress ?
Ans:  Rahul Gandhi

36. Who became the quickest Indian cricketer to score 4000 runs ?
Ans:  Virat Kohli 

37. Who was the chief guest at the 64 Republic Day parade for the year 2013 ?
Ans:  Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (Bhutan King)

38. Who is appointed as the National President of BJP (Bhartiya Janata Party) ?
Ans:  Rajnath Singh 

39. Who has been appointed as the Party President of Shiv Sena ?
Ans:  Uddhav Thackeray 

40. Who has been choosen for Lifetime Achievement Award at the Jaipur international Film Festival ?
Ans:  Sharmila Tagore

41. The oldest marathon runner of the world, who announced his retirement recently ?
Ans:  Fauja Singh (101 Year Old)

42. Name of the playback singer, who refused to accept the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award -2013 ?
Ans:  Sreeramamurthy Janaki

43. Which two Rajasthani has been named for Padma Shri award 2013 ?
Ans:  (1) Bajrang Lal Takhar (Sikar) - Indian Rover & Silver medal winner at the 2006 Asian Games. (2) Shakir Ali (Jaipur) - Mugal and Parisian Painting expert

44. Who won Sa Re Ga Ma Pa - 2012 at a grand finale in Mumbai ?
Ans:  Jasraj Joshi from Pune 

45. Name of Controversial Movie of Kamal Haasan, Which was banned by Madras High Court recently ?
Ans:  Vishwaroopam


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