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Top 10 stories of the day - October 13, 2017 (.hindu )

Status quo remains over Rohingya crisis
The Supreme Court on Friday orally indicated that the government should not deport Rohingya “now” as the Centre prevailed over it to not record any such views in its formal order, citing “international ramifications”.

Supreme Court refers case of ban on women’s entry into Sabarimala temple to Constitution Bench
The Supreme Court on Friday referred to a five-judge Constitution Bench a bunch of petitions challenging the age-old practice in Kerala's famed Sabarimala temple of not allowing women aged between 10 and 50 to enter the temple.

Supreme Court refuses to modify October 9 order on cracker sales in Delhi-NCR
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to modify its October 9 order suspending the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till November 1. The court said it knew that "some people are trying to give a communal tinge to our order... but we will consider that as people expressing their anguish at our order".

Nine-nation Test championship, one-day international league get the ICC nod
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has given the green light to a test championship and one-day international league, while countries are also welcome to experiment with four-day tests, the world governing body said on Friday.

SC seeks government’s reply on plea to firewall Blue Whale game
The Supreme Court on Friday sought the government’s response on a plea seeking to firewall virtual games like Blue Whale which has allegedly led to several suicides.

Aarushi murder case trial judge acted like a film director, says HC
While overruling the conviction of the Talwar couple in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case by a lower court, the Allahabad High Court observed that the trial court judge acted like a film director and tried to solve the case like a mathematical puzzle.

Schools along LoC shut as Pakistan army indulges in heavy shelling
Heavy shelling by the Pakistan army along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday forced the authorities to shut schools in forward areas.

Certain States lagged due to governance deficit, says Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India does not lack in ideas, resources and capabilities but certain States and regions have lagged behind due to a “governance deficit”.

Police officer killed in fresh violence in Darjeeling
Violence erupted in Darjeeling hills again in the early hours of Friday between the supporters of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and the West Bengal police, resulting in death of a sub-inspector.

Cinema quiz: 75 years of Amitabh Bachchan
The Big B, as actor Amitabh Bachchan is fondly referred as by the film industry, turned 75 on October 11. With a career spanning over five decades, many of Mr. Bachchan's films have left an indelible impression on fans. How well do you know the man and his movies? Take our quiz to find out!

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Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams – 21 December 2016

Q.1- Which of the following is/are correct regarding Nirbhaya missile?

1. It is a cruise missile
2. It is hypersonic in speed
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both
D. None

Q.2- Khanjar-III is military exercise between which of the following countries?

A. India and Russia
B. Russia and China
C. India and Kyrgyzstan
D. Russia and Afghanistan

Q.3- UPI has been in news recently, what is the full form of UPI?

A. Unified Payment Interchange
B. Unified Payment Interface
C. Unified process interchange
D. Unified process interface
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Indian Polity Elections (MCQ )

1. Who of the following has the responsibility of the registration of voters
a) Individual voters
b) Government
c) Election commission
d) Corporations


2. Democracy exists in India, without peoples participation and co operation democracy will fail. This implies that
a) Government should compel people to participate and cooperate with it
b) People from the government
c) People should participate and cooperate with the government
d) India should opt for the presidential system


3. Which of the following are not the functions of the election commission
1) Conduct of election for the post of the speaker and the deputy speaker, Lok sabha and the deputy chairman, Rajya sabha
2) Conduct of elections to the state legislative assemblies
3) Deciding on all doubts and disputes arising out of elections

a) 1 and 2
b) 1 and 3
c) 2 and 3
d) 2

4. Which of the following electoral systems have not been adopted for various elections in India
1) System of direct elections on the basis of adult suffrage
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