Current Affairs January 2013 - Part 4

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1. Who has been appointed as the new Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)?
Answer:- Arun Choudhary

2. Which scheme is not included in the Pilot Direct Cash Transfer (DCT) Scheme on subsidies to be tested from January 1,2013?

Answer:- Mid Day Meal Scheme

3. Where is the headquarters of International Organization for Migration (IOM)?

Answer:- Geneva

4. Who's nick name was 'Poor man's sobers'?

Answer:- Rusi Framroze Surti (Former Indian Cricketer)

5. What is the full form of RSS feed?

Answer:- Rich Site Summary
6. Which American computer programmer,writer and internet activist recently died?

Answer:- Aaron Swartz

7. Who is the first Women Chief Justice of Sri Lanka?

Answer:- Shirani Bandharanayake

8. Golden Globe Award for Best Picture?

Answer:- Argo

9. The winner of Golden Glob Award for Best Director?

Answer:- Ben Affleck (Film:- Argo)

10. The winner of Golden Glob Award for Best Original Score?

Answer:- Mychael Danna (Film :- Life of Pi)

11. Golden Glob Award for Best Animated Feature Film?
Answer:- Brave

12. Golden Glob Award for Best Foreign Language Film?

Answer:- Amour (French)

13. Who is the New Deputy Governor General of Reserve Bank of India?

Answer:- Urjit Patel ( K.C.Chakrabaty, Anand Sinha, H.R.Khan are other Deputy Governors of RBI)

14. Current Chief Justice of Sri Lanka ?

Answer:- Mohan Peiris

15. Who is the Chairman of UGC?

Answer:- Prof.Ved Prakash
16.Mumbai Marathon was started in which year?

Answer:- 2004

17. The highest prize amount offered for which race?

Answer:- Mubai Marathon ($350,000)

18. Who is the Men's winners of 10th edition of Mumbai Marathon held in January 2003?

Answer:- Jackson Kiprop (Uganda)

19. Who is the Women's winners of 10th edition of Mumbai Marathon held in January 2003?

Answer:- Valentine Kipketer (Keya)

20. Which District win the Gold Cup in 53rd edition of the State School Youth Festival conducted at Malappuram?

Answer:- Kozhikkode (2nd Thrissur ; 3rd Malappuram)

21.What is the Helpline number for Women ?

Answer :- 181

22. What is the name of new scheme launched by Kerala Government for the safety of women and children? 

Answer:- Nirbhaya  Scheme

23. Who is appointed as the advisor for Nirbhaya Scheme?

Answer :- Sunitha Krishnan