2. Indian Current Affairs Quiz- April 2013

Through current affairs online test series, currentaffairsindia.info presents the most relevant model questions on Indian Current Affairs. These questions are applicable to Civil Service Prelims(CSAT 2013), Railway Recruitment Exams, SSC Exams, Bank PO and clerical exams and various other competitive exams. The questions are framed from Government releases, various major news papers etc. Any comments/doubts are welcomed!!
1. Which among the following are true about the recent report submitted by space scientist and Planning Commission member K. Kasturirangan on Western Ghats?
1. It identified 37 per cent — or about 60,000 square km — of the Western Ghats as ecologically sensitive
2. It recommended that “destructive” activities(mining, thermal power, major construction etc) should not be allowed in ecologically sensitive area
3. it has used satellite data and remote sensing technology to distinguish between “natural landscapes” and “cultural landscapes”
4. It was set up to review the more stringent recommendations of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) headed by ecologist Madhav Gadgil

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1, 2 and 4 Only
(b) 2 and 4 Only
(c) 1 and 3 Only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

2. Recently a Special Rapporteur was appointed by United Nations to visit India to give a report on
a) Depletion of forrest area
b) Violence againist Women
c) Poverty
d) Malnutrition

3. Which state has become the first State in the country to implement the e-payment facility in tendering processes?
a) Tamil Nadu
b) Gujarat
c) Panjab
d) Kerala

4. THe most recent product from Google, Google Glass is an example for?
a) Network Computing
b) Cloud Computing
c) Wearable Computing
d) None of these

5. Which among the following are true according to the findings of the ‘State of the Urban Youth, India 2012: Employment, Livelihoods, Skills,’ a report published by IRIS Knowledge Foundation in collaboration with UN-HABITAT?
1. By 2020 the median individual in India will be 29 years, making it the youngest country in the world.
2. By 2020 64 per cent of its population in the working age group.
3. Currently the largest share of youth with formal skills is found in Kerala.
4. Currently the lowest share of youth with formal skills is found in Bihar.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1, 3 and 4 Only
(b) 2 and 4 Only
(c) 1 and 3 Only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

6. According to National Policy for Children, 2012 every person under which age are considered as a child?
a) 5 years
b) 12 years
c) 15 years
d) 18 years

7. A One-man Committee under Mr. Justice Mukal Mudgal was appointed by Government of India to inquire into media reports concerning which Company?
a) Walmart
b) IBM-India
c) SesaGoa
d) TCS

8. Who won the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for the year 2011? a) Sugathakumari
b) Ela Bhatt
c) Sonia Ghandhi
d) Prathiba Patel

9. What are Google doogles?
a) An operating system developed by Google
b) An android application developed by Google
c) Changes that are made to the Google logo
d) None of these

10. "Hackathon" is an event organized by which organization in India?
a) Planning Commission of India
b) Sports Ministry
c) NASSCOM
d) IT Ministry

If you are able to answer 7 questions, your preparation is satisfactory

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