Latest Current Affairs- June 2013
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Q1. Who won the French Open 2013 Women’s Singles?
Ans. Serena Williams
Note: She defeated No. 2 Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4 to secure her second French Open title. It was the 31-year-old American's 16th Grand Slam title win.
Q2. Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh was on four days visit to an Asian country recently. Name the country?
Note: The Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, visited Japan from 27-30 May 2013 for the Annual Summit of the Prime Ministers.
Q3. Name the world's largest online retailer who in Month of June 2013 entered into Indian e-commerce market with the launch of its marketplace offering books, movies and television shows for sale?
Ans. Amazon.com. It will be called Amazon.in in India
Q4. World Environment Day was observed on 5 June 2013. What was the theme this year?
Ans. Think, Eat, Save Reduce Your Foodprint.
Note: It aims at an anti-food wastage and loss campaign to encourage people to reduce their foodprint. It also calls for more awareness about the environmental impact of the food choices people make and empowers them to make informed decisions.
World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.
Q5. In a landmark judgment on 3 June 2013, which commission held that political parties are answerable to citizens under the Right to Information Act (RTI Act)?
Ans. Central Information Commission (CIC).
Note: Present Chief Information Commissioner is Satyananda Mishra.
Q6. Name the sports channel to whom on 7 June 2013 the High Court of Delhi directed to provide live signals of ICC Champions Trophy 2013 in England to Doordarshan without any commercials till its further orders?
Note: ICC Champions Trophy tournament started in England on 6 June 2013 and will continue till 23 June 2013.
Q7. Who was recently re-elected as the Chairman of Indian Banks' Association (IBA)?
Ans. K R Kamath
Note: He is the chairman and managing director of Punjab National Bank (PNB) and was re-elected as the Chairman of IBA for 2013-14 tenure.
Q8. The Ministry of Tourism (MoT) recently roped in which corporation for maintenance as well as cleanliness of Taj Mahal as well as five more tourist destinations, under the Campaign Clean India?
Ans. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC)
Q9. Recently government decided to set up India's highest Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) at Nyoma, Leh district of which Indian State?
Ans. Jammu and Kashmir. It will be at an altitude of about 14000 feet.
Q10. The government hiked the import duty on Gold and Platinum on 05 June 2013. What is the present import duty?
Ans. 8 per cent.
Note: Earlier it was 6 per cent. The hike is aimed at curbing import of gold, which is mainly responsible for the rise in Current Account Deficit (CAD) impacting on the country's foreign exchange reserves as well as the rupee value.
Q11. Where was the first all-women police station started functioning from 4 June 2013?
Ans. Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
Q12. Who appointed as the new National Security Adviser of US President Barack Obama on 5 June 2013?
Ans. Susan Elizabeth Rice
Note: Presently she was the American ambassador to the United Nations. She replaced Tom Donilon.
Q13. Nawaz Sharif on 5 June 2013 took oath to the office of the Prime Minister of Pakistan for his third term after formally being elected as the Prime Minister by the National Assembly. He returned back to power almost after how many years?
Note: He was forced to leave the office in a military coup and went into exile. He was sworn-in by the President Asif Ali Zardari at a function in an ornate hall at the Presidency.
Q14. Name the operating system launched by Windows recently as the updated version of its Windows 8?
Ans. Windows 8.1
Q15. Name the bullet train series successful tested by Japan recently, which are designed to travel at speeds of about 311-500 mph?
Ans. L0 Series Trains (maglev bullet trains)
Q16. Coca-Cola, the largest soft-drink maker of the world, opened its bottling plant in which country on 4 June 2013 as part of its planned five-year 200 million US dollar investment?
Q17. SBI reduced interest rate on fixed deposits of maturity up to one year by...................... percent to 7.25 percent?
Q18. Who became the first woman to be elected to the FIFA Executive Committee (ExCo) for a full term of four years at the FIFA Congress in Mauritius held on 30 May 2013?
Ans. Burundi's Lydia Nsekera
Q19. Who was, on 3 June 2013, elected as the Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan?
Ans. Ayaz Sadiq, he was a Leader of Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N)
Q20. Under the provisions of which act did Sreesanth and 25 others arrested in connection with IPL spot-fixing scandal denied bail recently?
Ans. Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).
Note: MCOCA was formulated in 1994 to tackle organized crime which abetted narco-terrorism and raised huge amount of illegal money.
Q21. Indian Skipper MS Dhoni received the ICC ODI Championship Shield and a cheque of 175000 US dollars. State the reason for it?
Ans. for leading the number One ODI team on the annual 1 April cut-off date.
Note: Indian team claimed the number-one spot from England after winning the series 3-2 in January 2013. India won eight out of 13 ODIs while losing five in the 12-month period between 1 April 2012 and 1 April 2013.
Q22. Who became the youngest Indian to scale the Mount Everest on 21 May 2013?
Ans. Raghav Joneja
Note: He broke the record set by Nameirakpam Chingkheinganba of Manipur's, who climed the everest at the age 16 years seven months and 11 days.
Q23. RBI extended Time for opening up of New Banks by.................... Months recently?
Q24. Name the young Bollywood actress who committed suicide on 3 June 2013 at her Juhu residence in Mumbai?
Ans. Jiah Khan.
Note: She debuted in Ram Gopal Varma's Nishabd, opposite veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan in the year 2007.
Q25. Who was recently named as the New Prime Minister of Palestine?
Ans. Rami Hamdallah
Q26. Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (DBTL) Scheme Launched in 18 Districts of India from 01 June 2013. Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, M. Veerappa Moily launched the scheme from which district of Karnataka?
Ans. Tumkur near Bangalore
Q27. Who resigned as Chairman of IPL on 1 June 2013 in the wake of the raging spot-fixing scandal?
Ans. Rajeev Shukla
Q28. World Ocean Day was celebrated across the world on 8 June 2013. What was the theme this year?
Ans. Together, we have the Power to Protect the Oceans is the theme for 2013.
Note: For the first time, World Ocean day was introduced in 1992 at Rio de Janeiro with a motive of raising awareness of people towards the crucial role that sea plays in our lives.
Q29. Name the book released by Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari on 6 June 2013, which is authored by Rukhsar Amrohvi?
Ans. Dard-e-Dil Likhun Kab Tak” (in Urdu and Hindi)
Note: Rukhsar Amrohvi is the daughter of the legendary film director and writer Kamal Amrohvi. The book, Dard-E-Dil Likhun Kab Tak is a compilation of poems composed by poetess Rukhsar Amrohvi and some rare pictures of the historic moments of Indian Cinema.
Q30. Who won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2013?
Ans. Kevin Barry. Irish author for his novel City of Bohane