IMPORTANT CURRENT AFFAIRS QUESTIONS OF 2013 (PART 5) Q1. Who was appointed as a member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 8 August 2013? Ans. Vinay Mittal Note: He is a former Indian Railway Traffic Service officer. Appointment of the UPSC member is for a period of six years or until he/she attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. The Commission consists of a Chairman and ten Members. Q2. Who is responsible for appointing the chairman and members to the UPSC? Ans. Department of Personnel & Training (Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances &Pensions) Q3. What is the structure of present Union Public Service Commission? Ans. Present Union Public Service Commission headed by D P Agrawal, and members of UPSC are Rajni Razdan, Venkatarami Reddy Y, Alka Sirohi, David R Syiemlieh, Manbir Singh, former CBI director Amar Pratap Singh and Former Navy Vice Chief D K Dewan. Q4. Who was named as the captain of the 18 member Indian squad for the Asia Cup hockey tournament on 11 August 2013? Ans. Sardar S ngh Q5. AERB has given clearance for the unit 1 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) to produce 500MW of power on 15 Aug 13. AERB stands for? Ans. Atomic Energy Regulatory Board Q6. Central Government on 13 August 2013 raised customs duty on gold, silver and platinum to ............ percent in a bid to curb the surging imports and burgeoning Current Account Deficit. Ans. 10 Q7. Name the Egypt’s Vice President who resigned in protest over the attacks on pro Mohamed Morsi supporters in Cairo on 14 August 2013? Ans. Mohamed Elbaradei Q8. Union Cabinet on 13 August 2013 approved the proposal for setting up of the Tax Administration Reform Commission (TARC). What is the aim of setting such a Commission? Ans. To remove ambiguity and establish a stable and non-adversarial tax administration. Q9. Indian Police team won a record breaking haul of ........... medals after participating in the World Police & Fire Games held at Belfast from 1 August to 10 August 2013? Ans. 83 Note: It includes 48 Gol d, 22 Silver and 13 Bronze Medals. Q10. Which company became Aditya Birla group’s most valuable company on 12 August 2013? Ans. Idea Cellular Q11. Who won Malis Presidential elections on 12 August 2013? Ans. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita Q12. The first Cyber Forensic Laboratory (CFL) of India was established in which High Court on 11 August 2013? Ans. Tripura High Court Q13. Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister K.V. Thomas on 7 August 2013 introduced National Food Security Bill 2013 in Lok Sabha. This will replace which ordinance? Ans. National Food Security Ordinance, 2013 Q14. Who won the Gold medal in Women’s pole vault final at World Athletic Championship in Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia? Ans. Isinbayeva Q15. International Youth Day was observed on 12th August. What was the theme of the day this year? Ans. Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward. Q16. Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on 16 August 2013 unveiled the National Skill Certification and Monetary Reward Scheme. What is the objective of the scheme? Ans. To motivate the youth for acquiring vocational skills. Q17. Which country has declared one month emergency following political violence occupied by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi? Ans. Egypt Q18. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on 14 August 2013 unveiled the second phase of comprehensive multi-media initiative Glimpses of the India Story. What is the aim of such an intiative? Ans. To inform the people about the measures taken by the UPA Government Q19. India won six medals at the 7th Asian Junior Wushu Championships which concluded on 13 August 2013. Where was the Championship held? Ans. Manila, Philippines Q20. Name the oldest penguin of the world which turned 36 years old on 12 August 2013? Ans. King Penguin Missy *****
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