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Date : 15th to 21st Dec 2013

current affairs 1. After facing a debacle in four states, Congress received cheer in Mizoram where it stormed back to power for a second consecutive term capturing 22 of the 40 seats, while leading in four. Four times Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla won from both Serchhip and Hrangturzo seats he had contested. He will form the next government of Mijoram. 2. Three times Delhi Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit, resigned from her post on 8 December 2013 after Congress party faced a defeat in the Delhi Assembly polls. She sent her resignation to the Lt Governor. Sheila Dikshit was defeated in her constituency in New

who has been named the senior Vice-President , Business Transformation – AMEA at PepsiCo. 4. Kerala emerged as the champion state in the 29th Junior National Athletics Championships which concluded last weekend at Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru. Kerala ended the competition with a 585 score, way ahead of the second placed Tamil Nadu and third placed Haryana. 5. Social Activist Anna Hazare has started his indefinite hunger strike here to press the Government for immediate passage of the Jan Lokpal Bill in Parliament. Accusing the Congress of “betrayal”, he said time has come


Gujral who was superannuated recently. 7. Ranjan Mathai, former Foreign Secretary of India, took over as the country’s next High Commissioner to the UK yesterday. He succeeds Jaimini Bhagwati, who retired recently. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1974 after completing Post-Graduate studies in Political Science at the University of Poona. He served in Indian Missions in Vienna, Colombo, Washington, Tehran and Brussels. He was the Ambassador of India to Israel from February 1998 to June 2001 and to Qatar from August 2001 to July 2005. 8. Reliance Industries owned Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd signed a telecom infrastructure-sharing accord with Sunil Mittal’s Bharti Airtel Ltd, India’s biggest mobile phone services provider. The



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Delhi from Arvind Kejriwal of Aam Aadmi Party by over 22,000 votes. 3. PepsiCo India has appointed former Nokia senior executive D. Shivakumar as new head of its India business. He has been appointed as the Chairman and CEO of India region with immediate effect. He will be responsible for deploying the Rs 33,000 crore investments in India that PepsiCo announced last month. He will succeeed Gautham Mukkavilli, current General Manager for PepsiCo India Beverages,

for the UPA Government to deliver on its promise or quit. He has chosen Yadav Baba temple in his native village Ralegan Siddi this time as his protest venue. 6. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has appointed Sumit Bose, a 1976 batch Madhya Pradesh cadre IAS officer, as Finance Secretary. He will continue to hold the post of Revenue Secretary, but be designated as Finance Secretary. He succeeded former Finance Secretary

venture is expected to lead to the formation of the nation’s largest 4G-based wireless communications service next year. The significant tie up will also lead to cost savings to a large extent. 10. Retired judge of the Gujarat High Court, Justice D.P Buch was administered the oath of Gujarat Lokayukta by Governor Kamla Beniwal at Raj Bhavan today. Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Assembly Speaker Vajubhai Vala attended the ceremony.

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gk quiz 1) Who topped the Fortune magazine’s global list of top-50 women business leaders published in Oct 2013? A) Guler Sabanci B) Maria Das Gracas Foster C) Gail Kelly D) None of These 2) Private life insurer PNB MetLife has appointed whom as Managing Director of the company in oct 2013? A) Deepak Mehrotra B) Rajeev Chopra C) Tarun Chugh D) A. Krishnakumar 3) Which Indian Cricketer was banned for 18 months from all forms of cricket in Oct 2013 after being found guilty of consuming a banned anabolic steroid by the BCCI’s Anti-Doping Tribunal? A) Pradeep Sangwan B) Siddharth Trivedi C) Amit Singh D) Harmeet Singh 4) Famous Malayalam ________ K Raghavan passed away in Oct 2013. A) Actor B) Writer C) Politician D) Music Director 5) Who has bagged the ‘Best CEO Award’ at the Seventh National Cooperative Summit held during Oct 21-22 in Bangalore? The award was given under the Frontiers in Cooperative Banking – Best CEO category. A) Ashok Reddy Nukala B) S.R. Bansal C) Rajendra Kumar Saraf D) Umesh Chand Asawa Answers 1) Maria Das Gracas Foster 2) Tarun Chugh 3) Pradeep Sangwan 4) Music Director 5) Umesh Chand Asawa

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