1. Who was the one and only women, to serve as the Chief Election Commissioner of India?
a) Mahasweta Devi
b) Pratibha Ray
c) Qurratulain Hyder
d) V.S. Ramadevi
Answer: (d) V.S. Ramadevi

2. State Cabinet of which State ________________ recently on 16 April 2013 gave its not to grant 35 percent reservation to women in the recruitment of constables and sub-inspectors in reserved and unreserved categories of the state.
a) Chhattisgarh
b) Gujarat
c) Bihar
d) Kerela
Answer: (c) Bihar

3. Name the writer who was recently selected for Jnanpith Award 2012 by the Jnanpith Award Committee.
a) Pratibha Ray
b) Amar Kant
c) Sri Lal Sukla[6]
d) Ravuri Bharadhwaja
Answer: (d) Ravuri Bharadhwaja

4. The Vice-President of India recently paid a four day state-visit to a country from 14 to 17 April 2013. Name of the country of his visit?
a) Nepal
b) Tajikistan
c) Burgundy
d) Maldives
Answer: (b) Tajikistan

5. The 20th meeting of Eastern Zonal Council, comprising of the States of West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar and Jharkhand, was held on 17 April 2013 at ____________________?
a) Ranchi
b) Bhubaneshwar
c) Patna
d) Kolkata
Answer: (d) Kolkata


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