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Daily Current Affairs
(20 th & 21 st October 2013)
Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre app ointed as new Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court
Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre app ointed as the new Chief Justice of Gauhati High Co urt, Assam. Justice
Sapre earlier served as the Chief Ju stice of Manipur High Court.
India s Export of Consumer Electro nics Goods up by 16%
India s Export of Consumer Electro nics Goods has gone up by 16 %. India's export was 296 million dollars
during the year 2012-13, against 2 256 million in the year 2011-12. West Asia emerg ed as the 2nd top
destination for India s export of co nsumer electronics worth $81 million.
Noted Malayalam music composer r K Raghavan passed away
Noted Malayalam music composer r K Raghavan passed away at Thalassery in Kannur
district of Kerala.
He was awarded the Padmashree
in 2010 and the JC Daniel Award by the Kerala go vernment in 1997.
Raghavan was chosen as the best m usic composer in 1973 and 1977 by the state gove rnment.
Scientists discover a new species o f dragon tree in Thailand
Scientists have discovered a new s pecies of dragon tree in Thailand. The newly disco vered dragon tree
species 'Dracaena Kaweesakii' is ch aracterised by its extensive branching. It is an ecol ogically important
species found only on limestone hi lls and mountains that are often associated with B uddhist temples in
Thailand.
Pradeep Sangwan was banned by Anti Doping Tribunal of BCCI
Delhi bowler Pradeep Sangwan wa s on 19 th October 2013 slapped with an 18-mont h ban from cricket
after being found guilty of consumi ing a banned anabolic steroid by the Anti-Doping T ribunal of Board of
Control for Cricket in India.
Lata Mangeshkar Presented the Fi rst National Yash Chopra Memorial Award
Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar
was presented the first national Yash Chopra Me morial Award at a
star studded function in Mumb ai on 19 th October 2013 by the Ministry for
Information and
Broadcasting. The award carries a
cheque of 1 million rupees and a citation. Yash Ch opra the memorial
award will be given annually to peo ople in recognition of their outstanding contributio n in the field of art
and culture.
Renowned Musician Madhuri Chat topadhyay passed away
Renowned musician Madhuri Chat topadhyay passed away on 19 th October 2013 in
contributed immensely in the field of Bangla music.
West Bengal. She
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Jorge Lorenzo won Australian Gran d Prix 2013
Spains s Jorge Lorenzo won the Au stralian Grand Prix on 20 th October 2013 at the Aus tralian Motorcycle
Grand Prix in Phillip Island.
NASA discovered First Known Tilte d Planetary System
NASA s Kepler space telescope in
October 2013 discovered a first known tilted star
system. The newly
discovered planetary system featu res two inner planets orbiting at a severe tilt to th eir host star called
Kepler-56.
World Osteoporosis Day Celebrate d on 20 th October
World Osteoporosis day was cel ebrated across the world on 20 October 2013,
to raising global
awareness of the prevention, dia gnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metab olic. Bone disease
World Osteoporosis Day was lau nched on 20 th October 1996 by the United Ki ngdom s National
Osteoporosis Society and supporte d by the European Commission. Since 1997, the da y was organised by
the International Osteoporosis Fou ndation.
India's Foreign Exchange Reserves touched 279.24 Billion US Dollars
India's foreign exchange (forex) res erves gained 1.51 billion US dollars to touch 279.2 4 billion US dollars
for the week ended 11 October
2013.
As
per
the
Reserve
Bank of
India (RBI)
Weekly Statistical
Supplement, India's Foreign Curr ency Assets (FCA), the biggest component of th e forex reserves,
increased by 1.52 billion US dolla rs to 250.85 billion US dollars for the week und er review. India's
reserve position with the Internati onal Monetary Fund (IMF) declined by 4.7 million
billion US dollars and the value of t he Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) fell by 9.6 million
billion US dollars.
US dollars to 2.19
US dollars to 4.43
Police Commemoration Day to be observed on 21 st October
Police Commemoration Day is obs erved on October 21 st every year to mark the ma rtyrdom of police
personnel killed at Hot Springs in
Ladakh in 1959 while thwarting a Chinese attack. S ince 1960, tribute
services are held on this day acros s the country to pay respects to all police and par amilitary men and
women killed on duty during the ye ar.
Nepal to host 5 th South Asian Conf erence on Sanitation Conference
Nepal is to host the 5 th South A sian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN) from
October 22 nd . The
members of SAARC countries will
rotational basis in the region. The
be attending the conference which is held ever y two years on a
conference is a common platform for the membe r states to discuss
problems and explore solutions p romoting mutual understanding to achieving com plete sanitation in
the region.
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Former first lady of the Non-Align ed Movement passed away
Jovanka Broz former First Lady of Yugoslavia as the wife of Yugoslav leader Josip Br oz Tito. She was a
lieutenant colonel in the Yugoslav P eople's Army. She died in Belgrade at the age of 88 .
Four Indians in Fortune's list of 50 most powerful women in business
Four Indians in Fortune magazine's global list of top-50 women business leaders, ICICI
Bank CEO Chanda
Kochhar ranked 4 th , followed by N ational Stock Exchange chief Chitra Ramkrishna a t 17 th , Axis Bank's
Shikha Sharma at 32 nd and HSBC's
Naina Lal Kidwai at 42 nd place among the Indians o n the international
list of most powerful women in b usiness. This list is topped by Brazilian energy gia nt Petrobras' CEO,
Maria Das Gracas Foster
England Scientists developed Worl d's first fully bionic man
England Scientists developed the
world's first robot human (Bionic man) made ent irely of prosthetic
parts. The bionic man can walk, tal k and has a beating heart. Bionic man was assembl ed from prosthetic
body parts and artificial organs don ated by laboratories around the world.
China is world's largest consumer, 2nd largest producer of iron ore
Iron ore is the most important ra w material for steel production. Its resources ar e found mainly in
Australia, Brazil, China, India, Rus sia and the United States. Australia, China, Brazi l and India alone,
account for around 80 percent of
the world total output. According to statistics from
the Metallurgical
Mines Association of China, globa l iron ore consumption in 2001 was over 1 billion
nearly doubled to more than 1.8 bi llion tons.
tons.
In 2010, it
World Children s Prize 2013 won b y James Kofi Annan
World s Children Prize for the Rig hts of the Child has been awarded to James Kof i Annan, a former
Ghanaian child slave. Mr. Annan w as honoured for his 10-year effort to liberate chi ld fishing slaves in
Ghana and help them towards a be tter life.
India's Right to Information Act 2 n d best in the world
India s Right to Information Act ha s been ranked 2 nd in a survey of information laws
in 95 countries, in
which developed countries, such a s the US and UK, ranked far behind developing nati ons. Serbia topped
the RTI rankings in the survey, w hich measured the law s legal framework and not
the quality of its
implementation in 95 countries. T he survey was conducted by two human rights org anisations, Access
Info Europe (AIE) and the Canada-b ased Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD).
Ensaara Metropark, India s First M etropark, Launched in Nagpur
Luxora Infrastructure Pvt Ltd has
launched India s First Metropark Ensaara Met ropark project in
Nagpur, Maharashtra, under the G overnment of Maharashtra s Special Township Polic y.
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India s Internal migrants contribut e 10% to GDP: UNESCO
India had 400 million internal migr ants, estimated to constitute about 30% of its pop ulation, contribute
10% to the country's GDP, employ ment become the biggest reason behind migration, a UNESCO report,
Social Inclusion of Internal Migran ts in India . This represents mobility for the sake o f livelihood, often
seasonal. Reports say that 70-80%
home to the husband's.
of migrants are women; marriage transfers them
from the father's
Model Questions:
1.
World Osteoporosis day was cel ebrated across the world on
_________
,
to raising global awareness
of the prevention, diagnosis and tr eatment of osteoporosis and metabolic.
1.
20 th October
2.
21 st October
3.
22 nd October
4.
23 rd October
2.
Who among the following sing ers was presented with the First National Yash
Award 2013 given annually to peo ple in recognition of their outstanding contribution
and culture?
Chopra Memorial
in the field of art
1.
S.P. Balasubrahmanyam
2.
Lata Mangeshkar
3.
Asha Bhosle
4.
K.J. Yesudas
3.
Who among the following on 1 9 th October 2013 slapped with an 18-month ban from cricket after
being found guilty of consuming
a banned anabolic steroid by the Anti-Doping Tri bunal of Board of
Control for Cricket in India.
1.
Pradeep Sangwan
2.
Sreesanth
3.
Harmeet Singh
4.
Siddharth Trivedi
4.
Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre a ppointed as new Chief Justice of _________
1.
Gauhati High Court
2.
Mumbai High Court
3.
Delhi High Court
4.
Allahabad High Court
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5.
Police Commemoration Day to be observed on
_________
across the country to
pay respects to all
police and paramilitary men and w omen killed on duty during the year.
1.
20 th October
2.
21 st October
3.
22 nd October
4.
23 rd October
6.
World s Children Prize for the R Rights of the Child has been awarded to
_______ __
,
for his 10-year
effort to liberate child fishing slave s in Ghana and help them towards a better life.
1.
James Kofi Annan
2.
Kofi Atta Annan
3.
Henry Reginald Annan
4.
Kojo Annan
7.
Who among the following to pped in India in Fortune magazine's global list
of top-50 women
business leaders?
1.
Chanda Kochhar, ICICI Bank
2.
Chitra Ramkrishna, National Stoc k Exchange
3.
Shikha Sharma, Axis Bank
4.
Naina Lal Kidwai, HSBC
8.
The 5 th South Asian Conference on Sanitation Conference to discuss problems and explore solutions
promoting mutual understanding t o achieving complete sanitation in the region held
in
1.
India
2.
Nepal
3.
Bangladesh
4.
Bhutan
9.
Which of the following counti es Scientist developed the world's first robot hu man (Bionic man)
made entirely of prosthetic parts?
1.
Russia
2.
Japan
3.
France
4.
England
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10.
Which of the following countri es are world s largest consumers, 2nd largest prod ucer of iron ore?
1.
India
2.
USA
3.
China
4.
Japan
11.
Which of the following city ha s India s First Metropark Ensaara Metropark pro ject under Special
Township Policy?
1.
Hyderabad
2.
Ahmadabad
3.
Nagpur
4.
Patna
12.
Based
on
a
survey
of
info rmation
laws
in
95
countries
conducted
by
t wo
human
rights
organisations, Access Info Europe
(AIE) and the Canada-based Centre for Law and
Democracy (CLD)
have ranked
India s Right to In formation Act.
st
1.
2
nd
2.
4
rd
3.
6
th
4.
8
13.
According to UNESCO' Report ' Social Inclusion of Internal Migrants in India whic h of the following
States/UTs are key destination for Internal Migration in India except
1.
Delhi
2.
Gujarat
3.
Maharastra
4.
Bihar
14.
According to UNESCO' Report
'Social Inclusion of Internal Migrants in India , I ndia had _______
internal migrants, estimated to co ntribute 10% to the country's GDP.
1.
250 million
2.
300 million
3.
350 million
4.
400 million
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15.
Jorge Lorenzo of
wo n the Australian Grand Prix on 20 th October 2013
at the Australian
Motorcycle Grand Prix in Phillip Isl and.
1.
Portugal
2.
Spain
3.
France
4.
Germany
16.
__________
former
first lady o f the Non-Aligned Movement passed away on 20 t h October 2013.
1.
Tahia Kazem
2.
Fathia
3.
Jovanka Broz
4.
Heldy Djafar
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