Important Current Affairs Questions And Answers 2013

1. Who is the winner of  Australian Open 2013 Women’s title ?

Answer: Victoria Azarenka

2. Who is the winner of  Australian Open 2013 men’s title ?

Answer: Novak Djokovic

3. Who is the chief guest of 2013 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas ?

Answer: Rajkeswur Purryag, President of Mauritius (Held in Kochi)

4. Who is the chief guest of republic day 2013 ?

Answer: Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, King of Bhutan

5. Who is first female President of South Korea ?

Answer: Park Guen-hye

6. Who is the first female Chief Justice of Sri Lanka ?

Answer: Shirani Bandaranayake (recently impeached)

7. Who is the winner of DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2013 ?

Answer: Jeet Thayil (book – Narcopolis)

8. Which is the Longest Railway Tunnel in India?

Answer: Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel (Banihal railway tunnel)

9. Where did the World Economic Forum annual meeting held ?

Answer: Davos, Switzerland

10. Who has been conferred won Keerthi Chakra (the second highest among peace time gallantry awards of the country) ?

Answer: Major Anoop Joseph

11. Which Indian scientist conferred with China’s top science award ?

Answer: CNR Rao

12. Who is the winner of Ranji Trophy 2012-2013 ?

Answer: Mumbai

13. Which country recently test fired  Hatf-9 (Nasr) missile  ?

Answer: Pakistan

14. Who is the new Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi  ?

 Answer: Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty

15. Who is the new  President of Sahitya Akademi ?

Answer: Dr. Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari

16. Who is appointed as the next Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations ?

Answer: Asoke Kumar Mukerji

17. Who is the worlds oldest Marathon runner ?

Answer: Fauja Singh

18. Which actor won this year’s Best Actor (in a Leading Role) Oscar ?

Answer: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

19. Which actress won this year’s Best Actress (in a Leading Role) Oscar ?

Answer: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)

20. Who won this year’s Best Director Oscar ?

Answer: Ang Lee (Life of Pi)

21. Who is the first person to win Best Actor Oscar thrice ?

Answer: Daniel Day-Lewis

22. What is the theme of 2013 International Women’s Day (march 8) ?

Answer: A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women

23. New Governor of Nagaland ?

Answer: Ashwani Kumar

24. New Governor of Kerala ?

Answer: Nikhil Kumar

25. New Governor of Odisha ?

Answer: S C Jamir

26. Who is the new President of Kenya ?

Answer: Uhuru Kenyatta

27. Who is the new Prime Minister ( Premier of the People’s Republic of China) of China ?

Answer: Li Keqiang

28. Who is the new Pope?

Answer: Pope Francis

29. What is the name of India’s first regional navigational satellite ?

Answer: IRNSS-1

30. Who scored fastest hundred on debut in test cricket ?

Answer: Shikhar Dhawan

31. Where is India’s first all women post office inaugurated on women’s day ?

Answer: Delhi

32. What is the theme of 2013 world water day (march 22) ?

Answer: Water Cooperation

33. Which year is declared by UN as International Year of Water Cooperation ?

Answer: 2013

34. Who is the winner of 2013 miss India ?

answer: Navneet Kaur Dhillon

35. who is the winner of 2013 Saraswati Samman ?

Answer: Sugathakumari (Manalezhuthu)

36. Who is recently reelected as IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) Director general ?

Answer: Yukiya Amano

37. Who is the new Prime Minister of Nepal ?

Answer: Khil Raj Regmi

38. Who is the first female Prime minister of UK who recently passed away ?

Answer: Margaret Thatcher

39. Who is the new pm of North Korea ?

Answer: Pak Pong-ju

40. Who is the new venezuela president ?

Answer: Nicolas Maduro

41. Who is the new president of Bangladesh ?

Answer: Abdul Hamid

42. What is the theme of 2013 World Earth day (April 22) ?

Answer: The face of climate change

43. Who is the new Governor of  Jammu and Kashmir ?

answer: Narinder Nath Vohra

44. Who is the new president of ADB (Asian Development Bank) ?

Answer: Takehiko Nakao

45. Who is the new prime minister of Italy ?

Answer: Enrico Letta

46.  Who is the first woman speaker of Bangladesh ?

Answer: Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury

47.  Who is the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India ?

Answer: Shashi Kant Sharma

48. Who is the first Indian amputee to scale Everest ?

Answer: Arunima Sinha

49. Who is the first Pakistani women to scale the Everest ?

Answer: Samina Baig

50. Who is the first US women in space ?

Answer: Sally Ride (Recently she won highest civilian honour of USA, Presidential medal of Freedom)


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