India Current Affairs Quiz/Questions-Answers January 2013, January 21-January 27

Jan 30, 2013 15:10 IST

The India Current Affairs Quiz for the week is a compilation of week’s event in form of questions. This compilation will help in revising your preparation with respect to the competitive exams.

1. The Union Government of India in January 2013 approved use of saving bank accounts of which body to receive the Government benefits and deposits by MGNREGA beneficiaries.
a) Post Office Savings Account
b) Aadhaar Card based bank Accounts in State Bank of India
c) Bank accounts of the beneficiaries in Punjab National Bank
d) Bank accounts of the beneficiaries in IDBI bank
Answer: (a) Post office Savings Account

2. Which of the following statements in relation to the linking of the Post Office Saving Bank Account true.
i. The Union Government of India amended the August 2010 notification to allow MGNREGA beneficiaries to receive other Government benefits and deposits in their post office saving account
ii. more than 3.5 crore post office accounts in existence has turned up to be ready for the Aadhaar-linked Cash Transfer Scheme of Government of India
iii. Earlier, the accounts linked with the MGNREGA workers of the country were used for receiving the wages under the rural employment guarantee scheme
iv. As per the guidelines of the August 2008 notification of the Union Finance Ministry of India no deposit other then NREGA can be made to these accounts.  
a) Only Statement i, ii, and iii are true
b) Only Statement i, ii, and iv are true
c) Only Statement ii, iii and iv are true
d) All the statements are true
Answer: (c) Only Statement ii, iii and iv are true

3. Name the Constitutional Body that recommended setting up of the Special Court for conducting the trials of the Italian Marines accused of shooting the two fishermen in Indian Ocean.
a) Supreme Court of India
b) High court of Delhi
c) Union Home Ministry
d) High Court of Kerala
Answer: (a) Supreme Court of India

The Supreme Court of India in January 2013 banned tourists from to pass from Andaman Nicobar Trunk Road that passes through the tribal area. Name the tribe that is the local resident of the region.
a) Sentinelese Tribes
b) Jarawa Tribes
c) Peruvian Tribes
d) Pintupi Nine Tribes
Answer: (b) Jarawa Tribes

5. Which of the statements (recommendation) mentioned below in relation to Verma Report submitted in the Government of India in January 2013 true?
i. Anyone committing rape shall be given rigorous imprisonment which may range from seven years to life term. Punishment for rape that leads to death or vegetative state should be given rigorous imprisonment ranging from not less than 20 years to the remaining life of a convict.
ii. There was a need for the separate Bill of Rights for women that will make sure that women would have their own rights for having sexual autonomy. All the marriages should be registered, while making sure that there was no demand for dowry.
iii. Juvenile homes should be run in spirit as envisaged in Juvenile Justice Act. The Panel additionally noticed that these juvenile homes became a hub for all kinds of sexual crimes.
iv. The judiciary of India should have core responsibility of making sure that the fundamental rights through the constitutional remedies are fulfilled. The CJI has the right to take up suo motu cognizance and social activists should help the court in this.
a) Only Statement i, ii, and iii are true
b) All the statements are true
c) Only Statement i, ii, and iv are true
d) Only Statement ii, iii and iv are true
Answer: (b) All the statement are true


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