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December 24, 2013

24th December 2013 Current Affairs


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International Affairs
  • A United Nations peacekeeper from the Republic of Congo has been killed in the Central African Republic by a militia, underscoring the growing peril that international forces are facing in the troubled nation.
  • A suspected suicide bomber set off a car packed with explosives outside an Egyptian police headquarters Tuesday, killing at least 13 people in one of the worst attacks since president Mohamed Morsi's overthrow.
  • India's signs MoU with Yemen, will offer its expertise in election management and electoral roll preparations.
  • The president of Central African Republic Michel Djotodia made a new appeal for peace to stop the sectarian killings that have terrorised the country, while Burundian and Chadian troops sent to help restore calm traded fire in Bangui.
  • UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday commended the bravery of Indian peacekeepers who fought nearly 2,000 rebels in an attack on a UN base in South Sudan and vowed to investigate incidents of grave human rights violations.
National Affairs
  • Nation celebrated National Consumer Day 2013 today.
  • The much anticipated meeting between Director Generals Military Operations of India and Pakistan (Lt General Vinod Bhatia represents India while Major Gen Aamer Riaz represents Pakistan)began on Tuesday along the Wagah-Attari border to work out a mechanism to ease tension and ensure peace at the Line of Control.
  • The social worker and social activist known particularly for his work for the rehabilitation and empowerment of poor people suffering from leprosy Dr Baba Amte's Birth Anniversary today.
  • The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Information & Broadcasting, Shri Manish Tewari released the annual report "Press in India", published by the RNI, in New Delhi on December 24, 2013.
  • Debutant MLA Arvind Kejriwal is all set to take over as the seventh Chief Minister of Delhi, he will be the youngest Chief Minister of Delhi at 45 years of age, while his predecessor Dikshit will take the crown of India's longest serving woman chief minister so far.
  • Kejriwal recommends to Lt Governor names of 6 MLAs for Ministership. Those are 
    • Manish Sisodia, 
    • Rakhi Birla, 
    • Girish Soni, 
    • Saurav Bhardwaj, 
    • Satender Jain and 
    • Somnath Bharti.
Business and Economy
  • To ensure greater efficacy in exercise of its new powers, market regulator Sebi's board today cleared new norms for its search and seizure operations, settlement proceedings, refund to investors and crackdown on illicit money-pooling schemes.
  • A three-way joint venture between SAIL, RINL and MOIL to produce ferro alloys is on the cards with the earlier two separately proposed between SAIL-MOIL and MOIL-RINL having virtually been scrapped.
Science and Technology
  • Indonesia is set to open the first sanctuary for the critically endangered Javan rhino in a bid to revive the population.
  • Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas M.Veerappa Moily took additional charge of Ministry of Environment & Forests in New Delhi today.
  • Top ranked woman recurve archer Deepika Kumari of Jharkhand created another national record when she shot 346 points in women's 50m round in the 34th Senior National Archery Championship at JRD Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur Today.
  • Ace shooter Abhinav Bindra shot 208.9 to win gold in the 10 meter air rifle event while Vijay Kumar had to be content with silver in the center fire event on the concluding day of the 57th National Shooting championship, at Delhi today.
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  2. 1. A number when divided by 108 leave of remainder of 79. What would be the remainder if the same number is divided by 18?
    Ans – 7
    2. In what respective ratio must water be mixed with juice costing Rs. 16 per litre to obtain a mixture worth Rs. 12 per litre?
    Ans – 3:1
    3. By walking at 3/4 of a speed a person reach office 1 hour 30 min late. What is the distance he travelled?
    Ans – 729km
    4. What is the largest circle that can be drawn inside a rectangle with side 21 cm and 30 cm respectively? (in cm2)
    Ans – 346.5 cm2

    5. Along a straight line 1269m long 48 trees are planted at equal distance one tree being at each end of the line. What is the difference between two consecutive trees?

    6. At what age a minor can eligible to open bank account?
    a) 3
    b) 5
    c) 8
    d) 10

    pls give ur answers with proper explanations.


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