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Thursday, January 31, 2013

January 2013 Current Affairs Questions Answers Quiz: 31 January 2013

1. On 31st January 2013, NASA launched a new communication satellite to stay in touch with its space station astronauts and relay more Hubble telescope images. An unmanned Atlas V rocket blasted into the starry night sky carrying the TDRS Satellite. This is the 11th TDRS satellite to be launched by NASA. This newest third-generation TDRS carries the letter K designation. Once it begins working, it will become TDRS-11. It will take two weeks for the satellite to reach its intended 22,300-mile-high orbit. Testing will last a few months. What is TDRS?
[Category: World News Current Affairs]
[A] Telescope and Data Relay Satellite
[B] Tracking and Data Relay Satellite
[C] Tracking Device Relay Satellite
[D] Tracking and Data Research Satellite


2. The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), supported by the BJP, swept the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) elections on Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013. After a decade of watching from the sidelines, the SAD (Badal) wrested control of the powerful Sikh body from the SAD (Delhi), which managed a meagre tally of eight seats. The shift in power could be a matter of concern for the Congress-led Delhi government, which will be facing the Assembly polls later this year. How many seats does SAD (Badal) won of the 46 constituencies?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] 35
[B] 36
[C] 37
[D] 38


3. The Union Cabinet on Thursday, 31 Jan 2013, cleared the new revised Lokpal Bill even though the Law Ministry raised objections to the draft. The new bill has extra protection for public servants giving them the right to present their view to the Lokpal. Here, the Law Ministry believes bureaucrats should not have the right to be heard first. NGOs, except religious organisations, will come under the purview of the Lokpal. Also as per the amended draft, the appointment of Lokayuktas will be left to ________?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Supreme Court of India
[B] High Court
[C] States
[D] Centre


4. The ruling Congress has for the first time publicly committed to carving out a separate state of Telangana, saying it was just a matter of time. At a party briefing on 31st Jan, the spokesperson PC Chacko said his party was never against statehood for Telangana. The party’s clarification on Telangana came to put an end to resignation threats from the state's MPs and MLAs. Telangana, if carved out, would be from which state?
[Category: India News Current Affairs]
[A] Andhra Pradesh
[B] Tamilnadu
[C] Karnataka
[D] Kerala


5. In a reshuffeling at the top management Infosys has appointed a new CEO and MD of Infosys BPO. The changes will be with effect from April 1. Who has ben named as the new CEO of Infosys BPO on 31 Jan 2013?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Srikantan Moorthy
[B] Nandita Gurjar
[C] Swami Swaminathan
[D] Gautam Thakkar


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January 2013 GK General Knowledge Quiz: 31 Jan 2013

1. What is CRR in banking terms?
[Category: Bank GK]
[A] Cash Repo Rate
[B] Cash Reserve Ratio
[C] Cash Reserve Rate
[D] Cash Repo Ratio


2. What element is added to steel (which is iron with a little carbon) to make stainless steel?
[Category: Science GK]
[A] Sulphur
[B]Phosphorus
[C]Silicon
[D]Chromium


3. Vasco-da-gama landed in India at which place?
[Category: History GK]
[A] Calicut
[B] Madras
[C] Bombay
[D] Goa


4. Which of the following is not a variety of Mango?
[Category: Online GK]
[A] Dasheri
[B] Safeda
[C] Neela
[D] Langda


5. German Shepherd is a popular breed of which of the following animal?
[Category: Biology GK]
[A] Dog
[B]Cat
[C]Cow
[D]Horse


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India Based Banks Logos Quiz: 31 January 2013

31 January 2013 Logo Game.
Identify the logo?
[Category: Banks in India]
Hint:The bank started as a venture with a seed capital of Rs. 1 lakh has grown into a leading financial institution that offers the wide gamut of financial services to millions of its customers.




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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

January Current Affairs Quiz: 30 January 2013

1. In news that is bound to raise eyebrows in India, China has approved ________ new hydropower dams on the mighty Brahmaputra river. The go-ahead ends a two-year hiatus during which Beijing refrained from approving any new projects. The new dams would be constructed on the middle reaches of the Brahmaputra, as part of a new energy development plan for 2015 that was unveiled on January 23, reported a leading national daily.
[Category: World Politics Current Affairs]
[A] One
[B] Two
[C] Three
[D] Four


2. Cricketer Harbhajan Singh has moved on to film production and would start with Punjabi movies. He revealed this on Tuesday, 29th Jan 2013, and said that he has started a production house which would be producing two Punjabi films initially. What is the name of his production company?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Bhajji and Madan Production
[B] Harbhajan Production
[C] Bhajji Films Production
[D] Harbhajan Madan Production


3. Mahatma Gandhi's prized documents on his controversial relationship with architect Hermann Kallenbach, which were bought by India for a whopping sum of money, will be on public display from Wednesday. The rich archive containing thousands of items related to Gandhi returned to India recently after the government bought it by signing a contract with London-based auctioneers Sotheby's. An exhibition titled "Gandhi-Kallenbach Papers" will begin on Wednesday, 30 January 2013, at the National Archives of India which will be inaugurated by Gandhi's grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi. How much money India paid for obtaining these documents?
[Category: India News Current Affairs]
[A] $1 million
[B] $1.1 million
[C] $1.28 million
[D] $1.37 million


4. On Tuesday, 29th Jan 2013, the information & broadcasting ministry has formed a committee to strengthen and expand the role of public broadcaster Prasar Bharati, with an emphasis on its relationship with the government. The seven-member expert committee has been set up to review the institutional framework of Prasar Bharati and to suggest measures to ensure technical upgradation of the organisation, the ministry said in a statement. The committee will suggest ways to digitise the archival material with Doordarshan and All India Radio, including material from Independence days, and develop enabling infrastructure, in the form of data digitalisation systems, data centres and networks. Who is the head of this committee?
[Category: News Economy Current Affairs]
[A] Jawahar Sircar
[B] Sam Pitroda
[C] Renuka Chaudhary
[D] Mamta Sharma


5. The Ranji Trophy is a domestic first-class cricket championship played in India between different city and state sides, equivalent to the County Championship in England and the Sheffield Shield in Australia. Which team has won the Ranji Trophy final played on 28th January 2013?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Saurashtra
[B] Railways
[C] Karnataka
[D] Mumbai


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Daily GK Quiz QA: 30 January 2013

1. Martyrs' Day in India is celebrated on which date?
[Category: India GK]
[A] 26 January
[B] 30 January
[C] 31 January
[D] 16 February


2. Who has written the major Sanskrit epic of ancient India-"Mahabharat"?
[Category: Ancient History GK]
[A] Balmiki
[B] Tulsidas
[C] Ved Vyasa
[D] Adi Shankara


3. GST is a value added tax to be implemented in India, the decision on which is pending. What is GST?
[Category: Banking GK]
[A] Gross Settlement Tax
[B] Goods Settlement Tax
[C] Gross Services Tax
[D] Goods and Services Tax


4. Which one of the following is the most liquid asset?
[Category: Bank GK]
[A] Money(Cash)
[B] Gold
[C] Property
[D] Mutual Funds


5. Where is the headquarters of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) located?
[Category: Business GK]
[A] Mumbai
[B] New Delhi
[C] Kolkata
[D] Bangalore


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Banking Logos Game Quiz: 30 January 2013

30 January 2013 Logo Game.
Identify the logo?
[Category: Banks in India]
Hint:This Indian bank's merger with foreign bank marks the first between an Indian bank and a foreign bank.




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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Current Affairs Questions Answers Quiz: 29 January 2013

1. After a long gap of 9 months, the Reserve Bank on Tuesday, 29th January 2013, reduced the short-term lending rate by ______ per cent and decided to release Rs 18,000 crore of primary liquidity, a move that would lead to moderation in home, auto and corporate loans. These initiatives are aimed at encouraging investments, supporting growth and anchoring inflationary expectations, RBI Governor D Subbarao said while unveiling the third quarter monetary policy review.
[Category: Business and Economy Current Affairs]
[A] 0.10
[B] 0.20
[C] 0.25
[D] 0.50


2. Which Indian badminton player announced on 29th Jan 2013 that she is now making her foray into the films and will be seen shaking a leg in a dance number for a Telugu film titled 'Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde (GJG)'?
[Category: Films Current Affairs]
[A] Saina Nehwal
[B] Aparna Popat
[C] Ashwini Ponappa
[D] Jwala Gutta


3. In an interaction with the media at the reception hosted by the Indian High Commission on Monday evening to mark Republic Day, Pakistan Interior Minister Mr. Rehman Malik said in response to a query regarding the actor’s narrative on __________ that, "He was born Indian and would like to remain Indian but I will request the Government of India to please provide him security. I would like to request all Indian brothers and sisters and all those who are talking in a negative way about Shahrukh that they should know he is a movie star."
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Being a Khan
[B] Khan Khabar
[C] Khabarnama-e-Khan
[D] Chat with Khan


4. For the first time, train drivers will have toilet facility in the engine cabin itself. “It is a basic need and we have tried to provide toilet facility for loco pilots in the locomotives itself,” Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal told on 29th Jan 2013 after inspecting the first diesel engine fitted with a toilet and wash basin at the New Delhi station. In a retro-fitting exercise, the Railways have provided a toilet and wash basin in a 3300 HP diesel engine as part of a pilot project. The retro-fitting of toilet has been done at which workshop in India?
[Category: Railways RRB Current Affairs]
[A] Howrah
[B] Lucknow
[C] Rae Bareli
[D] Vishakhapatnam


5. Which Independent think tank on Tuesday 29th Jan 2013 announced opening its India centre for public policy research, with likes of billionaire Mukesh Ambani and Kris Gopalakrishnan of Infosys supporting the initiative?
[Category: India News Current Affairs]
[A] The Nimble Mind Institution
[B] The Brookings Institution
[C] The Brooklyns Institution
[D] The Rify Institution


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Daily General Knowledge Quiz: 29 January 2013

1. Container Corporation of India Ltd. is a Miniratna Public sector undertaking under which Indian ministry?
[Category: Online GK]
[A] Ministry of Railways
[B] Ministry of Shipping
[C] Ministry of Surface Transport
[D] Ministry of Industry


2. In Banking terms, what does NPA stands for?
[Category: Banking GK]
[A] Net Performance Asset
[B] Non Performing Asset
[C] Net Promoter's Asset
[D] Non Promoters Asset


3. In which city the first Indian Institute of Management (IIM) was established in 1961?
[Category: Today GK]
[A] Ahmedabad
[B] Bangalore
[C] Kolkata
[D] Lucknow


4. As per the Indian constituition, who has been accorded the power to declare National Emergency?
[Category: UPSC GK]
[A] The Prime Minister
[B] The President
[C] Chief justice of the Supreme Court
[D] The Head of Indian Army


5. Who is the author of the book "Between the Assassinations"?
[Category: India Exams GK]
[A] Anu Garg
[B] Amish Tripathi
[C] Kunal Basu
[D] Aravind Adiga


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Bank Logos Quiz Game: 29 January 2013

29 January 2013 Logo Game.
Identify the logo?
[Category: Banks in India]
Hint:This bank was incorporated in April 1994 by Dr. Manmohan Singh the then Union Finance Minister.




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Monday, January 28, 2013

Latest Current Affairs: 28 January 2013

1. Union Finance Minister of India P Chidambaram will launch a new promotion campaign from Monday, 28th Jan 2013, to woo European investors to India as the government struggles to reverse an economic slowdown, rein in fiscal deficit and avert a possible downgrade by the rating agencies. Chidambaram will attend a roadshow on investment opportunities in India hosted by Deutsche Bank and Barclays Bank in Germany's financial centre and will hold discussions with leading representatives of European companiesand institutional investors. Where is this roadshow happening?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Frankfurt
[B] Berlin
[C] Zurich
[D] Hamburg


2. India on Sunday, 27th Jan 2013, snatched the number one rank from England in One-dayers, courtesy their impressive 3-2 series-win over the visitors. India lost the fifth ODI here today by seven wickets but it did not impact the ranking. India, which started the series in third place at 117 ratings points, ended at 119 to re-claim the top spot in the ICC ODI Championhsip table after a gap of how many years?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] One
[B] Two
[C] Three
[D] Four


3. Notorious thief Bunty Chor, wanted by the police in several states, met his nemesis through the Pune police on Saturday, 26 Jan 2013. Soon after he checked in at a lodge in the city, he was arrested by a team who acted on a tip-off. Bunty's role is suspected in over 500 burglaries across India. Cops who were present when he was rounded up said he appeared nonchalant. What is the original name of this thief?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Rajbeer Singh
[B] Rajinder Singh
[C] Harinder Singh
[D] Devinder Singh


4. Upset at the recognition coming late, a singer on Saturday, 26th Jan 2013, refused the Padma Bhushan award given by the government even as her family said only the Bharat Ratna would do justice to her reputation. What offended her was also the fact that artistes junior to her and “less accomplished” had been honoured by the government, which ignored the south in giving awards. Can you name her?
[Category: India News Current Affairs]
[A] S Latha
[B] S Janaki
[C] P Nayyar
[D] S Nayyar


5. Reliance Industries and its partner BP plc's KG-D6 gas fields and gas discovery area NEC-25 are among 14 oil and gas blocks that have been declared "No-Go" areas by the Defence Ministry, barring any exploration or production activity. Ministry of Defence has either withdrawn or withheld clearances for 47 oil and gas blocks. Of these, 14 have been classified as "No-Go" areas, sources privy to the development said. Why RIL-BP's KG-DWN-98/3 or KG-D6 block has been declared as "No-Go" area?
[Category: India Business News Current Affairs]
[A] It overlaps with a proposed Army Base
[B] It is touching international maritime boundry
[C] It overlaps with a proposed Naval base
[D] It is a disouted territory


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Latest GK Questions Answers: 28 January 2013

1. With which of the following "Lok Pal bill" is associated?
[Category: India GK]
[A] Anti Dowry
[B] Anti Corruption
[C] Anti FDI
[D] Anti Banking Amendments


2. Who has written the book - The Silent House?
[Category: Literature GK]
[A] Orhan Pamuk
[B] J K Rowling
[C] Fernando Contreras Castro
[D] Sidney Sheldon


3. Which of the following term is associated with the game of Badminton?
[Category: Sports GK]
[A] Throw
[B] Shotput
[C] Drop
[D] LBW


4. In which year the English rendering of the name Orissa was officially changed to "Odisha"?
[Category: Administrative Services GK]
[A] 2002
[B] 2006
[C] 2009
[D] 2011


5. Indirasagar Dam is built on which river?
[Category: IAS Geography Paper GK]
[A] Sone
[B] Yamuna
[C] Narmada
[D] Godavari


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Financial Companies Logo Quiz Game: 28 January 2013

28 January 2013 Logo Game.
Identify the logo?
[Category: Banks in India]
Hint:This private sector bank was founded in 2003-04 by Ashok Kapur and Rana Kapoor, with the duo holding a collective financial stake of 27.16%.




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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Banking Current Affairs Questions Answers Quiz: 27 January 2013

1. Who became the first man to win three successive Australian Open titles in the professional era when he won the final match on Sunday, 27th January 2013?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Andy Murray
[B] Novak Djokovic
[C] Roger Federer
[D] Rafael Nadal


2. This bank has been running a branch in Shanghai, China since 2006. Now the bank is opening its second branch in China in Tianjin, the sister city of Beijing. Can you name the bank which is opning its second branch in China?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] State Bank of India
[B] Punjab National Bank
[C] ICICI Bank
[D] Axis Bank


3. Moving a step closer to completing its nuclear triad, India on January 26 successfully test fired a ballistic missile, with a strike range of around 1500 kilometres. The missile was tested from an underwater platform in Bay of Bengal. Nuclear triad is the ability to fire nuclear-tipped missiles from land, air and sea. This missile is part of the family of underwater missiles being developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the Indian strategic forces' underwater platforms. What is the name of this medium range ballistic missile?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] K-2
[B] K-3
[C] K-4
[D] K-5


4. In a horrific tragedy that would raise serious questions about public safety in this country some 200 people, mostly teenagers, were killed in an inferno that swept through a nightclub, Kiss, in Santa Maria, a small city in Rio Grande do Sul, the prosperous southern state of the country. The inferno started during the fireworks show when a band was playing in the club on Saturday night. As fireworks hit the ceiling of the club, packed with 2,000 teenagers enjoying a Saturday night party, the soundproofing material made of foam caught fire and within minutes the club was engulfed in huge flames and thick smoke, with most young boys and girls being asphyxiated or trampled to death. What is the name of the country where this mishap occured on 26th Jan 2013?
[Category: World News Current Affairs]
[A] Argentina
[B] Uruguay
[C] Brazil
[D] Spain


5. A complaint was filed on 27th Jan 2013, by a citizen against author Ashis Nandy for his controversial comments that people from OBC, SC and ST communities were the "most corrupt", which he made at the Jaipur Literary Festival. Earlier, an all-party delegation, comprising leaders of MNS, Shiv Sena, BJP, RPI and Dalit organisations, under the banner of Bahujan Samaj Sangharsh Samiti, submitted a memorandum to police seeking registration of complaint against the author. Under which act the complaint was filed?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Prevention of Abuse Act
[B] Prevention of Derogatory Speech Act
[C] Prevention of Atrocities Act
[D] Prevention of Illegal Behaviour Act


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General Knowledge Question Answer Quiz: 27 January 2013

1. Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) are government-run training organisations. What are privately-run equivalents of ITI?
[Category: India Education GK]
[A] Industrial Training Coaching (ITC)
[B] Industrial Training Centres (ITC)
[C] Industrial Teaching Centres (ITC)
[D] Industrial Training Corporation (ITC)


2. Which city is the capital of Nagaland?
[Category: Geography GK]
[A] Dimapur
[B] Dispur
[C] Kohima
[D] Wokha


3. Where is the headquarter of the International Labour Organization (ILO) located?
[Category: World GK]
[A] Geneva, Switzerland
[B] New York, USA
[C] London, UK
[D] New Delhi, India


4. Which city in India is known as the city of seven islands?
[Category: RRB GK]
[A] Mumbai
[B] Gangtok
[C] Kolkata
[D] Panji


5. Who is the author of the book "2 States"?
[Category: Literature GK]
[A] V S Naipaul
[B] Salman Rushdie
[C] Chetan Bhagat
[D] Arundhati Roy


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Bank Logo Quiz: 27 January 2013

27 January 2013 Logo Game.
Identify the logo?
[Category: Banks in India]
Hint:This Bank's Registered Office is situated in Ahmedabad and its Central Office is located at Mumbai.




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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Jan 2013 Current Affairs Questions Answers: 26 January 2013

2013 January Current Affairs
1. The state government on Friday, 25 January 2013, announced to raise the social security pension from Rs 450 to Rs 500 per month on the occasion of 43rd statehood day. It was on this day in 1971 that this state was carved out as the 18th state of the country. Which state has celebrated its 43rd statehood day on 25 Jan 2013?
[Category: Political News Current Affairs]
[A] Maharashtra
[B] Himachal Pradesh
[C] Assam
[D] Orissa


2. On Friday, 25 Jan 2013, Air India has been rated the world's third-most unsafe commercial airline in a ranking among 60 global carriers after China Airlines and TAM Airlines by Hamburg-based JACDEC that monitors plane crashes around the world. To arrive at the rankings, Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Center (JACDEC) said it culled data on air crashes and fatalities in the last 30 years and factored in international safety benchmarks. Which airlines was graded the safest?
[Category: India Business News Current Affairs]
[A] China Airlines
[B] Jet Airways
[C] Cathay Pacific
[D] Finnair


3. The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature is a literary prize awarded annually to writers of any ethnicity or nationality writing about South Asia themes such as culture, politics, history, or people. Who has been named the winner of the prestigious DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for his debut novel 'Narcopolis' on Friday, 25th January 2013?
[Category: News India Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Jeet Thayil
[B] Shehan Karunatilaka
[C] Uday Prakash
[D] Tahmima Anam


4. The King of Bhutan on Friday, 25 Jan 2013, appreciated India’s assistance in the socio-economic development of his country over the past century and said continued help would be “indispensable” for its future growth. New Delhi’s helping hand, he said, had led to Bhutan evolving a political system in which democracy is now an integral part. The King was speaking at a state banquet in his honour on the eve of Republic Day, at which he is the chief guest. Can you name the king?
[Category: Latest News Current Affairs]
[A] Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
[B] Jigme Khesar Wangchuk
[C] Jigme Singye Wangchuk
[D] Ugyen Wangchuk


5. The government came out with a list of 108 Padma awardees on Friday, 25th January 2013, that included actress Sridevi, actors Nana Patekar and Malayalam star Madhu of Chemmeen fame and Olympians Mary Kom, Yogeshwar Dutt and Vijay Kumar. In all four personalities were awarded Padma Vibhushan, 24 Padma Bhushan and 80 Padma Shri. Noted physicist Yash Pal, space scientist Roddam Narasimha, renowned sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra and __________ were on Friday chosen for this year’s Padma Vibhushan.
[Category: News National Padma Award Winner Current Affairs]
[A] Jaspal Bhatti
[B] Saroja Vaidyanathan
[C] S. Haider Raza
[D] Adi Godrej


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Daily GK Questions Answers Quiz: 26 January 2013

1. The NSE's key index is the S&P CNX Nifty, known as the NSE NIFTY. It is an index of how many major stocks weighted by market capitalisation?
[Category: Business GK]
[A] 10
[B] 20
[C] 40
[D] 50


2. Lok Sabha ("House of the People"), the lower house of the parliament of India has how many elected members?
[Category: UPSC GK]
[A] 250
[B] 292
[C] 552
[D] 592


3. The movie Slum Dog Millionaire is a adoption of which novel?
[Category: General Awareness GK]
[A] Q&A
[B] Midnight's Children
[C] Bon Voyage
[D] The other side of India


4. Who was the first Vice President of India?
[Category: Bank Exam GK]
[A] Dr. Rajendra Prasad
[B] Dr. S Radhakrishnan
[C] V V Giri
[D] Dr. Zakir Hussain


5. Which is the world's largest publishers of Hindu religious texts?
[Category: Indian GK]
[A] ISCKON
[B] Om Sahitya
[C] Gita Press
[D] Shrihari Sahitya Prakashan


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Banking Logos in India: 26 January 2013

26 January 2013 Logo Game.
Identify the logo?
[Category: Banks in India]
Hint:It is a private sector bank headquartered at Thrissur City in Kerala, India.




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Friday, January 25, 2013

Daily General Awareness and GK Quiz: 25 January 2013

1. Which state is the largest state of India by area?
[Category: UPSC Geography Objective GK]
[A] Madhya Pradesh
[B] Uttar Pradesh
[C] Rajasthan
[D] Maharashtra


2. The Eastern Frontier Rifles (EFR) are the State Armed Police Force for which Indian state?
[Category: IAS IPS GK]
[A] Bihar
[B] West Bengal
[C] Assam
[D] Jharkhand


3. What is the market value of all officially recognized final goods and services produced within a country in a given period of time?
[Category: Economics GK]
[A] Gross domestic product (GDP)
[B] Gross national product (GNP)
[C] Gross domestic income (GDI)
[D] Gross operating surplus (GOS)


4. What is full form of GUI in computing?
[Category: Computer Awareness GK]
[A] Gross user interface
[B] Geographic user interface
[C] Graphical user input
[D] Graphical user interface


5. Which Indian Leader's 79th birthday was recognised as World Students' Day by United Nations in 2010?
[Category: PCS GK]
[A] Atal Bihari Vajpayee
[B] A P J Abdul Kalam
[C] Manmohan Singh
[D] Amartya Sen


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January Current Affairs Questions Answers: 25 January 2013

1. Eminent government scientist and head of the Science Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India, has been awarded a top Chinese science award for his contribution to scientific cooperation between the two countries. The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the top government-affiliated research institution in natural sciences, gave the 2012 award to him besides two other scientists from Russia and Germany. Can you name him?
[Category: World Latest News Current Affairs]
[A] CNR Rao
[B] Vijay P. Bhatkar
[C] Sunil Mukhi
[D] Abhay Ashtekar


2. A one-man committee will probe whether US retail giant Walmart had indulged in lobbying activities by violating Indian laws to gain access to its market, the government announced on Thursday, 24th Jan 2013, more than a month after a major uproar over the issue. The Union Cabinet decided that the probe would be conducted by a retired judge of Supreme Court or Chief Justice of a high court. The committee will inquire into recent media reports on disclosures of Walmart before the US Senate regarding their lobbying activities and details (and) whether Walmart undertook any activities in India in contravention of any Indian law. As per the lobbying disclosure reports filed by Walmart with the US Senate, the company has spent close to ____________ since 2008 on its various lobbying activities, including on the issues related to "enhanced market access for investment in India".
[Category: Trade and Business Current Affairs]
[A] $5 million
[B] $15 million
[C] $20 million
[D] $25 million


3. The Centre on Thursday, 24 Jan 2013, asked Tamil Nadu government to reconsider its decision to ban the screening of KamalHaasan's film saying the Supreme Court had in a verdict held that the censor board's view on such matters was binding on all. The Supreme Court of India, in Prakash Jha's matter, had the occasion of considering the various provisions of the Cinematograph Act and juxtaposing them against the law and order powers which the state government has under the Constitution. The Supreme Court was very categorical that Article 246, seventh schedule, list one, entry sixty gives the central government the powers to certify films for exhibition and once the Central Board for Film Certification has taken a particular view, it binds all the other instrumentalities of the state. Can you name the film for which TN Govt has put the ban?
[Category: India January 2013 Current Affairs]
[A] Manmadan Ambu
[B] Vishwaroopam
[C] Dasavathaaram
[D] Unnaipol Oruvan


4. A US federal court on Thursday sentenced Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley aka Daood Gilani to _______ years in prison for his role in the ISI-LeT sponsored 26/11 attack on Mumbai, with the judge expressing unhappiness over the prosecution seeking a relatively light term given the magnitude of Headley's offences. The 52-year-old Headley had entered into a plea bargain with the US investigators under which he escaped death sentence.
[Category: World US Current Affairs]
[A] 25
[B] 30
[C] 35
[D] 40


5. Following permission by the Himachal Pradesh Assembly speaker to allow Doon MLA and Congress party general secretary, who has been accused in the Hoshiarpur girl murder case, to take oath, Chief Judicial Magistrate Bhawna Jain on Tuesday directed the jail authorities to produce the MLA on before the Speaker for the swearing-in January 24, 2013. He had not taken the oath on January 8 at Dharamshala as he surrendered in Panchkula that day for he was wanted by police for the murder of a 24-year-old dalit woman, Jyoti, whose body was found along the roadside in Sector 21 of Panchkula on November 22. Can you name the MLA?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu
[B] Kaul Singh Thakur
[C] Surinder Bairagi
[D] Ram Kumar Chaudhary


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Banking in India Logo Game: 25 January 2013

25 January 2013 Logo Game.
Identify the logo?
[Category: Banks in India]
Hint:It is an Indian financial service firm established in 1985 and is the first company in the Indian banking history to convert to a bank.




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Thursday, January 24, 2013

January 2013 Current Affairs News Quiz: 24 January 2013

1. From amendments to the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act and criminal laws dealing with sexual violence against women to immediate steps to check trafficking of women and children, the three-member Justice (retd) J S Verma Committee on Wednesday, 23rd Jan 2013, presented a detailed roadmap of steps the Centre and states should take to prevent sexual crimes against women. Justice Verma, the head of the three-member panel, was approached by the Central government for the task on December 23, 2012. The other members of the panel are former Himachal Pradesh Chief Justice _________ and former Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam.
[Category: India Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Leila Seth
[B] R. K. Singh
[C] Neeraj Kumar
[D] V S Sirpurkar


2. Shah Rukh Khan becomes first Indian actor to grace the cover of a business magazine as announced on 23rd Jan 2013. The upcoming edition of an Indian magazine has featured the names of the 100 most powerful people in India. And featured on the cover will be none other than Shah Rukh Khan who is one of the names listed in the feature. In the fou years, since this business magazine has entered the Indian market, SRK will be the first actor on the cover page. Which magazine has chosen him for the cove page?
[Category: India Online Current Affairs]
[A] Business Today
[B] Business World
[C] Forbes
[D] The Economist


3. Flight tickets booked online or through agents will soon get cheaper as the Supreme Court on Wednesday restrained them from charging transaction fee ranging between Rs 200 and Rs 350 per passengers. A bench comprising Justices D K Jain and Madan B Lokur ordered implementation of a circular issued by the DGCA on December 17, 2012, abolishing collection of transaction fee. The order came on a petition filed by one T G N Kumar who had challenged the levying of user development fee by airlines from passengers. The bench said henceforth, no airline would charge transaction fee in any form. What is full form o DGCA?
[Category: Business India Current Affairs]
[A] Department of General Civil Aviation
[B] Directorate General of Civil Aviation
[C] Department of General of Civil Airworthiness
[D] Directorate General of Country's Airlines


4. Unfazed by objections from some quarters over the participation of certain authors, the annual _________Literature Festival is begun on 24th Jan 2013 with event co-director William Dalrymple today saying few fringe groups were trying to hog the limelight. The festival that hogged much attention last year due to Salman Rushdie’s planned visit — that ultimately did not materialise — is once again facing the ire of Muslim as well as right-wing Hindu groups. Following recent tension between India and Pakistan over cross-border violations, many right-wing organisations have opposed the participation of Pakistani authors in the festival.
[Category: National News Current Affairs]
[A] Bangalore
[B] Delhi
[C] Jodhpur
[D] Jaipur


5. The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Swiss non-profit foundation, based in Cologny, Geneva. It describes itself as an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The Forum is best known for its annual meeting in Davos, a mountain resort in Graubünden, in the eastern Alps region of Switzerland. The 2013 meeting is being held from January 23 to January 26, 2013. What is the theme of this years meeting?
[Category: World Economy Current Affairs]
[A] The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models
[B] Resilient Dynamism
[C] World: 20-20
[D] Sustainable Competetive Advantage


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General Knowledge Daily Questions with Answers: 24 January 2013

1. The Meiteis (Meeteis) form the primary ethnic group of which Indian state?
[Category: State Services GK]
[A] Mizoram
[B] Nagaland
[C] Manipur
[D] Tripura


2. Which state in India is also known as "land of the rising sun"?
[Category: National Current GK]
[A] Arunachal Pradesh
[B] Meghalaya
[C] Sikkim
[D] Tripura


3. As per Hindu epic Mahabharata, Abhimanyu was the son of Arjuna and ___________.
[Category: Ancient History GK]
[A] Draupdi
[B] Subhadra
[C] Uttara
[D] Kunti


4. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network. Where is its headquarter located?
[Category: World GK]
[A] Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
[B] Geneva, Switzerland
[C] Paris, France
[D] New York, USA


5. In which year National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) was established?
[Category: Banking GK]
[A] 1970
[B] 1975
[C] 1980
[D] 1982


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Financial Companies Logos in India: 24 January 2013

24 January 2013 Logo Game.
Identify the logo?
[Category: Banks in India]
Hint:In 2000, this Bank became the first Indian bank to list on the New York Stock Exchange with its five million American depository shares issue generating a demand book 13 times the offer size.




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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

January 2013 Questions of Current Affairs with Answers: 23 Jan 2013

1. Prompted by a letter from "illegitimate Indian Olympic Association" official Lalit Bhanot, a nonprofit organization, headed by Olympian Ashwini Nachappa, on Monday launched a non-cooperation movement against the "illegal" body. Twenty one former sportspersons, including Olympians Vandana Rao, Joaquim Carvalho, MM Somaiya, Mervyn Fernandis, Jude Felix, Ashwini, M P Ganesh, Devesh Chauhan, Vandana Shanbaug and MP Singh, have signed the letter expressing their opposition to the "illegitate" body. What is the name of the nonprofit organization which launched this movement?
[Category: Sports Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Olympic Sports India
[B] India Olympic Sports Organization
[C] Clean Sports India
[D] Corruption Free Sports


2. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday, 22 January 2013, elected the new party chief. The new chief of the party will be formally elected party president on Wednesday. The new President is being elected after incumbent Nitin Gadkari opting out from seeking a second term. Who has been elected the new party President?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] M Venkaiah Naidu
[B] Rajnath Singh
[C] Sushma Swaraj
[D] Arun Jaitely


3. On Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, a meeting of all the 59 Congress MLAs was held in the presence of central party observers, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and party’s Gujarat in-charge and general secretary Mohan Prakash, for election of Gujarat Congress Legislature Party leader. At the meeting, the MLAs had authorised AICC president Sonia Gandhi to take a final call on the candidate for the post. Who has been elected Gujarat CLP Leader?
[Category: GPSC Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Shankersinh Vaghela
[B] Shaktisinh Gohil
[C] Arjun Modhwadia
[D] Vitthal Radadiya


4. The poky confines of her 300 sq ft chawl could not deterthis girl from dreaming big and now this autorickshaw driver's daughter is set to live her dream, having topped the all India Chartered Accountancy (CA) examination. She had secured the first rank in the examination conducted by the prestigious Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in November 2012, results of which were announced on 22 Jan 2013. Not only was she happy for her, but also for her younger brother, who along with her cracked the same examination. Can you name the girl who toppd CA exam?
This question is not put here for any exam but just to show that if one is determined, then no body can stop her/him in achieving her/his goal. We all should take inspiration from this girl.
[Category: Inspirational Current Affairs]
[A] Lingammal
[B] Prema Siddhima
[C] Prema Thaiamma
[D] Prema Jayakumar


5. The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would test the constitutional validity of the Centre's decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail and asked the UPA government to spell out the safeguards put in place to protect small traders from possible onslaught of multinationals in future. Parliament's approval of the policy decision was cited by Attorney General G E Vahanvati to clinch the issue before a bench of Justices R M Lodha and S J Mukhopadhaya, which was hearing a PIL filed by advocate M L Sharma alleging that permitting FDI in retail was in breach of FEMA Regulations. What is FEMA?
[Category: India News National Current Affairs]
[A] Federal Exchange Management Act
[B] Federal Emergency Management Act
[C] Foreign Exchange Management Act
[D] Foreign Encashment Management Act


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GK Quiz Questions Answers: 23 January 2013

1. Seven sister states are connected to the rest of India via a narrow strip in West Bengal called the Siliguri Corridor. What is the strip's other name?
[Category: IAS GK]
[A] Moutain's Neck
[B] Chicken's Neck
[C] India's Neck
[D] Sister's Neck


2. In which year the Battle of Plassey was fought?
[Category: Modern History GK]
[A] 1534
[B] 1606
[C] 1711
[D] 1757


3. Complete the hindi idiom (Muhavara): "Ram Milaye Jodi, Ek Andha Ek ______".
[Category: Hindi GK]
[A] Kodi
[B] Behra
[C] Gunga
[D] Langda


4. Which Indian state is also known as "God's Own Country"?
[Category: Geography GK]
[A] Sikkim
[B] Jammu and Kashmir
[C] Kerala
[D] Himachal Pradesh


5. Who is regarded as the "Father of the Bengal Renaissance"?
[Category: Indian Modern History GK]
[A] Rabindranath Tagore
[B] Raja Ram Mohan Roy
[C] Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
[D] Sri Aurobindo


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Bank Logo In India: 23 January 2013

23 January 2013 Logo Game.
Identify the logo?
[Category: Banks in India]
Hint:It is an Indian financial services company based in Mumbai, Maharashtra that was incorporated in August 1994.




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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

2013 January Current Affairs Questions with Answers: 22 January 2013

1. On 21st January 2013, alarmed by the widening current account deficit by rising gold demand met through imports the Finance Ministry announced a series of steps aimed at discouraging the purchase of physical gold. The measures are also meant to unlock supplies locked up in gold exchange traded funds. While buying gold and platinum will become costlier, depositing gold with banks could prove rewarding. The government has decided to increase the import duty on gold and platinum from 4 per cent to what per cent with immediate effect?
[Category: Industry and Economy Current Affairs]
[A] 4.5
[B] 5
[C] 5.5
[D] 6


2. Home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's claim that BJP and RSS were running terror camps in the country has given a handle to the Mumbai 26/11 mastermind in Pakistan, Hafiz Saeed, to make demands like declaring India a 'terrorist state' and a ban on BJP and RSS. The Jamat-Ud-Dawa, which Saeed heads, also praised Shinde for his comments and said he had dared to speak what was 'obvious'. The controversy over Shinde's remarks at the _________ Congress meeting was refused to die down as the Lashkar boss - accused by India of masterminding the terror attacks on Mumbai - said "Indian propaganda" against Pakistani organization stood exposed.
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Delhi
[B] Jaipur
[C] Pune
[D] Mumbai


3. The Mumbai Indians cricket team have roped in former India captain as their chief mentor ahead of the sixth season of the Indian Premier League. He had been holding the same post at the Royal Challengers Bangalore for two years, while former South Africa captain, Shaun Pollock, played that role for MI till last season. Who is the new mentor for Mumbai Indians?
[Category: Sports Cricket Current Affairs]
[A] Anil Kumble
[B] Krishnamachari Srikkanth
[C] Rahul Dravid
[D] Dilip Vengsarkar


4. The Dutch Finance Minister was poised today to take over as head of the Eurogroup, the group of the 17 Euro-Zone Finance Ministers, which would give him one of the top jobs in the Euro-Zone’s battle to end its financial crisis. Who has been elected as the new head of the Eurogroup?
[Category: World Finance News Current Affairs]
[A] Jean-Claude Juncker
[B] Pierre Moscovici
[C] Jeroen Dijsselbloem
[D] Mario Draghi


5. In a judgement that could have electoral ramifications in Haryana, former Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala and his son Ajay Chautala were today sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for corruption amidst scenes of violence by his supporters in a Delhi court complex. Apart from the Chautalas, Sanjiv Kumar, the then director of primary education, Chautala's former officer on special duty Vidya Dhar and his political adviser Sher Singh Badshami were also awarded the jail terms. Chautala his son and others were held guilty of offences under the IPC and PCA. What is IPC and PCA?
[Category: India Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Indian Public Code and Prevention of Conduct Act
[B] Indian Penal Code and Prevention of Corruption Act
[C] Indian Public Code and Prevention of Corruption Act
[D] Indian Penal Code and Provision of Corruption Avoidance


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GK Daily Quiz: 22 January 2013

1. Which state in India is historically called the "Rice Bowl of India"?
[Category: India Online GK]
[A] Karnataka
[B] Andhra Pradesh
[C] Uttar Pradesh
[D] Kerala


2. The tenth and the last Guru of Sikhism, Guru Gobind Singh was born at which place?
[Category: Medieval History GK]
[A] Patiala
[B] Ludhiana
[C] Jammu
[D] Patna


3. Panthi, Rawat Nacha, Karma, Pandwani, Chaitra, Kaksar, Saila and Soowa are the several indigenous dance styles of which Indian state?
[Category: General Awareness GK]
[A] Assam
[B] Chhattisgarh
[C] Orissa
[D] Jharkhand


4. Which Indian cricketer's pet name is Mahi?
[Category: Sports GK]
[A] Sachin Tendulkar
[B] Irfan Pathan
[C] Mahendra Singh Dhoni
[D] Virat Kohli


5. Which is India's smallest state by area?
[Category: Indian Geography GK]
[A] Goa
[B] Kerala
[C] Sikkim
[D] Mizoram


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Logos Quiz Game with Answer: 22 January 2013

22 January 2013 Logo Game.
Identify the logo?
[Category: Banks in India]
Hint:The name of the bank was taken from a Hindu Festival as the bank was established on the day of the festival.




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Monday, January 21, 2013

January Current Affairs Questions Answers: 21 Jan 2013

1. On Monday, 21 January 2013, the UP unit of the BJP entered election mode with the merger of former chief minister Kalyan Singh’s party which is announced at “Atal Shankhnad Rally” in Lucknow. All senior party leaders who are associated with the state will assemble on a single stage and announce a public campaign in the state, highlighting the ‘“good governance” of former Atal Behari Vajpayee government. State BJP president Laxmikant Bajpai said the party will make a promise to the people that good governance will be restored if BJP comes to the power in the next Lok sabha election. What is the name of Kalyan Singh's party which is merging in BJP?
[Category: India Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Jan Lok Party
[B] Jan Satta Party
[C] Jan Kranti Party
[D] Jan Shakti Party\


2. Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd on 21 January 2013, announced a contract with Belgium-based company, worth around Rs 400 crore, to set up a Proton Therapy Centre for cancer therapy in India. The contract with Belgium company covers the equipment and services supplied by it to help Apollo Hospitals to establish the Apollo Proton Therapy Centre including the long term operation and maintenance. The tie up is for advanced radio therapy technology for treatment of cancer. With which company Apollo Hospitals signed the contract?
[Category: India Business News Current Affairs]
[A] Healthcare Belgium
[B] Ion Beam Applications
[C] Ablynx
[D] Innogenetics


3. Four years after making history by becoming the first African-American president, Barack Obama will kick off his second term on Monday, 21 Jan 2013, with a scaled-back inauguration that reflects the tempered expectations for his next four years in office. When Obama sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts outside the U.S. Capitol, it was his second time taking the oath in 24 hours. He had a formal private swearing-in on Sunday at the White House because of a constitutional requirement that the president be sworn in on January 20. With the public ceremony falling on the national holiday honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., Obama will be able to draw some historic parallels. While taking the oath, he will place his left hand on two Bibles - one once owned by _________ and the other by King.
[Category: World Political Latest News Current Affairs]
[A] John F. Kennedy
[B] George Washington
[C] Theodore Roosevelt
[D] Abraham Lincoln


4. Pakistani lawyer Awais Sheikh expects the release order of his Indian client Sarabjit Singh, who is in a Pakistani jail for the last 22 years, to be issued by March. Sarabjit Singh is a victim of confrontation between the two nations. Freeing him is the best confidence building measure Pakistan can offer,” said Mr. Sheikh here at the release of his book on last Tuesday. What is the name of the book?
[Category: Politics and Nation Current Affairs]
[A] Sarabjit Singh – A Case of Mistaken Identity
[B] Sarabjit Singh – A Case of Mismanagement
[C] Sarabjit Singh – A Case of Poor Politics
[D] Sarabjit Singh – A Case of Identity Politics


5. Switzerland will be able to provide banking and other details sought by other countries, including India, from next month about a 'group of persons' even without their individual identification, provided the information has not been requested as part of some 'fishing expedition'. A new Act will come into force on February 1, 2013 and a resolution to this effect has been passed by the Switzerland's Federal Council. The development follows intensified global pressure on Swiss authorities in the past couple of years to act against the secrecy walls of Swiss banks, which have been often accused of providing safe haven to illicit wealth from abroad and not sharing the account details citing their client confidentiality provisions. What is the name of the new Act?
[Category: World Finance News Current Affairs]
[A] Federal Tax Assistance Act
[B] Forign Tax Assistance Act
[C] Tax Administrative Assistance Act
[D] Tax Avoidance Assistance Act


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GK Today's Questions Answers Quiz: 21 January 2013

1. Auroville (City of Dawn) is a township in Tamilnadu. Who founded it in 1968?
[Category: India GK]
[A] Sri Aurobindo
[B] Roger Anger
[C] Mirra Alfassa
[D] Fariborz Sahba


2. How many states does Madhya Pradesh's border touches?
[Category: Indian Geography GK]
[A] 2
[B] 3
[C] 4
[D] 5


3. The first digit of the PIN code indicates the region. Which digit represent functional zone (for the Indian Army Post office (APO) and Field Post office (FPO))?
[Category: UPSC GK]
[A] 9
[B] 8
[C] 7
[D] 6


4. Sitara Devi is an eminent Indian dancer of which classical style of dancing?
[Category: Arts and Culture GK]
[A] Kuchipudi
[B] Kathak
[C] Bharatnatyam
[D] Kathakali


5. The Gupta Empire was an ancient Indian empire which existed from approximately 320 to 550 CE and covered much of the Indian Subcontinent. Who founded it?
[Category: Ancient History GK]
[A] Chandra Gupta I
[B] Samudra Gupta
[C] Maharaja Sri Gupta
[D] Rama Gupta


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Banks Logo In India: 21 January 2013

21 January 2013 Logo Game.
Identify the logo?
[Category: Banks in India]
Hint:This bank was set up by the Government of India and have branches in all the four southern States and Puducherry.




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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Questions Current Affairs 2013 Answers: 20 January 2013

1. Bollywood heartthrob Salman Khan has signed a 500-crore deal with an entertainment channel. According to sources, the agreement, which is first of its kind in India, includes airing all of Khan’s films that will release in the next five years. This will effectively make the channel the only satellite podium for any movie he makes in the next five years. With which Indian entertainment channel Salman Khan has inked the deal?
[Category: Entertainment Current Affairs]
[A] Zee TV
[B] Sony India
[C] Star India
[D] TV 18 Group


2. The appointment for chairman of the University Grants Commission, made on January 18, 2013 came after the government had set up afresh a search-cum-selection committee last September for shortlisting a candidate for the post. The chairman’s post remained vacant since February 2011. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of UGC?
[Category: Education News Current Affairs]
[A] T.C.A. Anant
[B] S. Parasuraman
[C] Ved Prakash
[D] S. Thorat


3. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday, 19 Jan 2013, said that the government played NO ROLE in sending back Pakistani sportspersons and cancelling plays to be performed by artists from the neighbouring country following the killing of two Indian soldiers by the Pakistan army at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. In a ceasefire violation on January 8, 2013, the Pakistani troops killed two Indian soldiers at the LoC. The bodies of the soldiers were found mutilated. Following the incident, tension escalated between the two countries. While the Indian and the Pakistan governments tried to control the situation, protests were witnessed in India with people demanding that strong actions should be taken against the neighbour country. Who were the two martyr soldiers?
[Category: India Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Sudhakar Singh and Navdeep Singh
[B] Sudhakar Singh and Hemraj Singh
[C] Shanti Swarup Rana and Hemraj Singh
[D] Shanti Swarup Rana and Navdeep Singh


4. On Wedensday, 16 January 2013, Islamist militants took a number of people hostage at the Tigantourine gas facility near In Aménas, Algeria. The Algerian military raided the site, and some hostages were liberated. At least 23 hostages were killed, along with 32 militants, while 685 Algerian workers and 107 foreigners were freed, according to the Algerian government. The kidnappers were led by a former al-Qaeda commander in North Africa. Can you name him?
[Category: World News Current Affairs]
[A] Mokhtar Belmokhtar
[B] Djamel Zitouni
[C] Abu Musab Abdel Wadoud
[D] Abdelhamid Abou Zeid


5. Rahul Gandhi was formally elevated to the number two position in the Congress party on Saturday, 19th Jan 2013, after being appointed its vice-president. The anointment of the 42-year-old leader nine years after he entered politics was formalised at the meeting of the party's highest policy making body, the CWC, which unanimously adopted a resolution for this moved by defence minister AK Antony. What is CWC?
[Category: India Latest Politicas News Current Affairs]
[A] Congress working commission
[B] Congress working corporation
[C] Congress working communication
[D] Congress working committee


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General Knowledge Quiz with Answers: 20 January 2013

1. Which biomolecule, critical in photosynthesis, allows plants to absorb energy from light?
[Category: Science GK]
[A] Chloroform
[B] Chlorophyll
[C] Chlorine
[D] Anthocyanins


2. Which city was known as Prasthala in the time of the Mahabharta?
[Category: India Ancient GK]
[A] Patiala
[B] Patna
[C] Puri
[D] Jalandhar


3. In 1995, which authority granted a patent on an anti-fungal product derived from neem to the US Department of Agriculture and W. R. Grace and Company but later revoked it in 2005 because of Indian Government's challenge to the patent?
[Category: UPSC PCS GK]
[A] US Patent Office
[B] Australian Patent Office
[C] European Patent Office
[D] Asian Patent Office


4. The Coromandal Express is a superfast train and is one of the flagship carriers of the Indian Railways. Which two cities it connects?
[Category: RRB GK]
[A] Howrah(Kolkata) and Chennai
[B] Howrah (Kolkata) and New Delhi
[C] Howrah (Kolkata) and Bangalore
[D] Mumbai and Chennai


5. In which year the honorific Mahatma ("Great Soul"), was applied to Gandhiji?
[Category: India Modern History GK]
[A] 1901
[B] 1909
[C] 1912
[D] 1914


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Logo Quiz Game for Banks in India: 20 January 2013

20 January 2013 Logo Game.
Identify the logo?
[Category: Banks in India]
Hint:This bank was the result of the merger in 1950 of four Bengali banks.




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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Latest Current Affairs and News: January 19, 2013

1. In a major blow to the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), President's rule was on Friday, 18th January 2013, imposed in the state after Pranab Mukherjee signed a proclamation on Central rule in Jharkhand. The move came a day after Union Cabinet decided to accept Jharkhand Governor's recommendation for the imposition of President’s rule. On Thursday, the Union Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, discussed the report of the Governor while keeping the _________ member state Assembly in suspended animation.
[Category: Indian Latest News Current Affairs]
[A] 72
[B] 76
[C] 82
[D] 91


2. Actor, philanthropist Salman Khan today officially launched the flagship 'Being Human' store of his NGO in Mumbai. The store is launched in partnership with ___________, with whom Khan has signed an exclusive worldwide licensing arrangement for Being Human-The Salman Khan Foundation, to design, manufacture, retail and distribute ‘Being Human’ fashion apparel. The royalties received on the sale of this fashion line will go to support the education and healthcare initiatives of the Foundation.
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Zodiac Clothing
[B] Mandhana Industries
[C] Euro Clothing
[D] Vimal Industries


3. Voices pitching for Rahul Gandhi as the prime ministerial candidate in 2014 could be heard loud and clear on the final day of the Congress's Chintan Shivir on 19th Jan 2013. Rahul is a general secretary in the Congress and in-charge of the party's campaign committee for the 2014 elections. He neither leads the Congress - mother Sonia Gandhi does - nor is a part of the Manmohan Singh Cabinet, but has a big say in the party as well as the government. Where is this Chintan Shivir is going on?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Delhi
[B] Surajkund
[C] Shimla
[D] Jaipur


4. On Friday, Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have demonstrated the most complex 2-D optical phased array ever that can generate high-resolution beam patterns. The new 2-D optical phased array technology will enable advanced Light Detection And Ranging (LADAR) and other defence applications. The array, which has dimensions of only 576 micro metre x 576 micro metre, roughly the size of the head of a pin, is composed of 4,096 (64 x 64) nanoantennas integrated onto a silicon chip. “Integrating all the components of an optical phased array into a miniature 2-D chip configuration may lead to new capabilities for sensing and imaging,” said Sanjay Raman, program manager for DARPA's Diverse Accessible Heterogeneous Integration (DAHI) program. What is DARPA?
[Category: Science and Technology Current Affairs]
[A] Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
[B] Defense Advanced Research Program Academy
[C] Defense Algorithmic Research Projects Agency
[D] Defense Aerospace Research Projects Agency


5. Boeing has said it will continue production of its 787 Dreamliner, but has suspended deliveries of any further aircraft until a battery problem is resolved. All 50 Dreamliners in service around the world have been grounded while safety tests are carried out, following the emergency landing of a Japanese airliner because of a fault. Boeing will not deliver 787s until the FAA approves a means of compliance with their recent Airworthiness Directive concerning batteries and the approved approach has been implemented however the Production of 787s continues. What is FAA?
[Category: Industry and Trade Current Affairs]
[A] French Aviation Administration
[B] Federal Airlines Aviation
[C] Federal Aviation Administration
[D] Federal Aviation Academy


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General Awareness and GK for Bank Exams: 19 January 2013

1. What is the name of the State Armed Police Forces of Uttar Pradesh?
[Category: UP PCS GK]
[A] Special Armed Police (SAP)
[B] Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC)
[C] State Military Police (SMP)
[D] Special Police Force (SPF)


2. Which city is having the longest railway platform in the world (1072.5 m)?
[Category: World Records GK]
[A] Kanpur
[B] Kharagpur
[C] Chennai
[D] Indore


3. Who is known as "The Nightingale of India"?
[Category: Banking Exams GK]
[A] Sarojini Naidu
[B] Lata Mangeshkar
[C] Asha Bhosle
[D] Mahadevi Verma


4. Pandit Kishan Maharaj who belonged to the Benares gharana of Hindustani classical music played which instrument?
[Category: Arts GK]
[A] Sitar
[B] Sarod
[C] Tabla
[D] Flute


5. What is the belief in the existence of one god or in the oneness of God called?
[Category: General Knowledge GK]
[A] Deism
[B] Panentheism
[C] Atheism
[D] Monotheism


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Bank Logos in India: Daily Quiz 19 January 2013

19 January 2013 Logo Game.
Identify the logo?
[Category: Banks in India]
Hint:This Bank was registered on 11 November 1919 as a limited company in Mumbai and was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi.




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Friday, January 18, 2013

Latest India World Current Affairs Quiz: 18 January 2013

1. Tahawwur Rana, an accomplice of convicted terrorist David Headley, was on Thursday, 17 Jan 2013, sentenced to ______ years in jail followed by five years of supervised release by a US court for providing material support to Pakistan-based LeT and for backing a plot to strike a Danish newspaper. 52-year-old Pakistani-Canadian Rana was sentenced by the Chicago federal court despite his defence attorneys seeking a lighter sentence of not more than a 9-year jail term, citing his poor health. Rana was convicted in June 2011 by a federal grand jury, which found the businessman guilty of providing material support to LeT and planning an aborted plot to bomb the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. Rana, who was originally arrested in 2009 for his involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, was acquitted of that charge.
[Category: International Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Ten
[B] Twelve
[C] Thirteen
[D] Fourteen


2. HCL Technologies on Thursday, 17 January 2013, said that the president and chief operating officer of the company has been elevated to the position of president and chief executive officer with effect from January 17, 2013. He will replaces Vineet Nayar, who will continue as the vice chairman and joint managing director of HCL Tech till July 2013 and as vice chairman thereafter. Who is the new CEO of HCL Technologies?
[Category: Business and Industry Current Affairs]
[A] S Madhavan
[B] Anant Gupta
[C] Roshni Nadar
[D] Stephen Cardell


3. The government on Thursday, 17th Jan 2013, raised the cap on supply of subsidised LPG cylinders to nine bottles from six per year and allowed oil companies to hike diesel prices by a "small quantum" periodically. There will be no change in LPG and kerosene rates, Oil Minister told reporters after the meeting on Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA). Who is the Oil Minister of India?
[Category: India Latest Current Affairs]
[A] M Veerappa Moily
[B] S Jaipal Reddy
[C] Murli Deora
[D] Mani Shankar Aiyar


4. Former VJ-turned actress Sophiya Haque died on Thursday in London after a prolonged illness. She was reportedly suffering from cancer. Sophiya Haque was a popular VJ in the 1990s and more recently appeared in the movie Wanted. Sophiya, who was born to a British mother and Bangladeshi father, also appeared in West End productions like The Far Pavilions in London. She had a role in the long running British TV series Coronation Street. For which channel she was VJ in 1990s?
[Category: Latest Current Affairs]
[A] MTV
[B] Bindaas
[C] Channel V
[D] VH1


5. A Muslim cleric calling for the Pakistani government to resign said on Thursday, 17 Jan 2013, he had reached an agreement with the administration and would call halt to the street protests in Islamabad that triggered a political crisis four days ago. On Tuesday, his campaign caught fire when Pakistan's highest court ordered the arrest of the prime minister on corruption charges, raising the prospect of a "soft coup". Can you name the cleric?
[Category: World Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry
[B] Raja Pervez Ashraf
[C] Fasih Bokhari
[D] Tahir-ul-Qadri


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Current General Knowledge Quiz: 18 January 2013

1. Who is Hina Rabbani Khar?
[Category: Latest Current GK]
[A] Pakistan Foreign Minister
[B] Pakistan Interior Minister
[C] Pakistan Defence Minister
[D] Pakistan Prime Minister


2. Which city in India is famous for glass and bangle works and sometimes also called Glass City of India?
[Category: Online GK]
[A] Aligarh
[B] Moradabad
[C] Faizabad
[D] Firozabad


3. Which new religion/religious movement was initiated by Akbar?
[Category: Medieval History GK]
[A] Zoroastrianism
[B] Din-i-Ilahi
[C] Dabestan-e Mazaheb
[D] Allopanishad


4. Sri Aurobindo, born Aurobindo Ghosh or Ghose, was an Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru, and poet. Where did he formed Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 1926?
[Category: Indian Modern History GK]
[A] Kolkata
[B] Chennai
[C] Pondicherry
[D] Rameshwaram


5. Who wrote the book Satyarth Prakash?
[Category: IBPS CWE GK]
[A] Swami Vivekanand
[B] Maharishi Dayanand
[C] Hemendranath Tagore
[D] Rajnarayan Basu


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Daily Quiz Game of Banks Logo: 18 January 2013

18 January 2013 Logo Game.
Identify the logo?
[Category: Banks in India]
Hint:This bank, formerly United Commercial Bank, established in 1943 in Kolkata, is one of the oldest and major commercial bank of India.




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Thursday, January 17, 2013

17 January 2013 Current Affairs Quiz with Answers

1. Air India on Thursday, 17 January 2013, grounded all the Boeing 787 Dreamliners in its fleet after a global directive by U.S. regulator, Federal Aviation Administration, to stop operations of all the 50 such planes delivered so far to various airlines. The FAA directive was immediately adhered to by aviation regulators of countries whose airlines have so far bought these latest aircraft. On Wednesday, Japan had grounded 24 Dreamliners owned by two of its airlines — ANA (All Nippon Airways) and Japan Airlines. As per Air India officials how many planes have been gounded in its fleet with immediate effect following the FAA directive and the DGCA advisory?
[Category: UPSC CMS Exam Current Affairs]
[A] Six
[B] Five
[C] Four
[D] Three


2. Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, his son and MLA Ajay Chautala and 53 others were on Wednesday convicted by a Delhi court for the illegal recruitment of over 3000 JBT teachers in the State. After the court pronounced its judgement, all the convicts were taken into judicial custody. The court has fixed January 22 for pronouncing the quantum of sentence. Special CBI Judge Vinod Kumar held Mr. Chautala, his son and others guilty of offences under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA). What is JBT?
[Category: Indian Political News Current Affairs]
[A] Joint Basic Teaching
[B] Junior Basic Teacher
[C] Junior Basic Training
[D] Joint Basic Training


3. Facebook has unveiled a new feature to allow users to sift through pictures, posts and messages in a way that the company's founder and chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, claimed could transform how people use the social network. Unveiling the tool on Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013, at its first major product launch since the company's IPO last May, Zuckerberg described it as the site's "third pillar", after Timeline and News Feed. The function will initially let users search four categories – people, places, photos, interests – and gradually expand to cover all content. What is this new feature called?
[Category: Tech News January 2013 Current Affairs]
[A] Buddy Search
[B] Graph Search
[C] Friend Search
[D] Face Search


4. An Indian technology company bagged the MCA-21 contract for a period of five years for about USD 50 million in November last year. The IT firm had said it would revamp the existing application after the transition from the incumbent vendor and manage the overall transformation. The second phase of the e-governance initiative would, among others, see gradual replacement of desktops, printers and scanners. Which technology major will take over the Corporate Affairs Ministry's ambitious e-governance initiative MCA-21 from 17 January 2013?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] TCS
[B] Wipro
[C] HCL
[D] Infosys


5. On 16 January 2013, a helicopter crashed into a crane atop a residential tower in central London, exploding into flames and hurtling to the ground. The incident involved an unidentified Agusta AW109 helicopter owned by Castle Air of Cornwall and leased to RotorMotion of Redhill, which struck the jib of a construction crane attached to St George Wharf Tower near Vauxhall Bridge. How many people were killed in this mishap?
[Category: International News Current Affairs]
[A] One
[B] Two
[C] Three
[D] Four


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GK Questions Answers Quiz: 17 January 2013

1. Who is the current Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) director?
[Category: 2013 January GK]
[A] D. P. Kohli
[B] Joginder Singh
[C] Vinod Rai
[D] Ranjit Sinha


2. The jurisdiction of the Madras High Court covers which other state/union territory apart from Tamil Nadu?
[Category: India Current Affairs GK]
[A] Andhra Pradesh
[B] Puducherry
[C] Karnataka
[D] Lakshwadeep


3. PIN or Pincode is the post office numbering or post code system used by India Post. What is the full form of PIN?
[Category: Indian Postal Services GK]
[A] Postal India Number
[B] Post India Nomenclature
[C] Postal Index Number
[D] Postal Index Nomenclature


4. The United National Liberation Front (UNLF) is an insurgent group in which Indian state?
[Category: India States Exams GK]
[A] Assam
[B] Mizoram
[C] Manipur
[D] Nagaland


5. What is the emblem of India?
[Category: UPSC IAS GK]
[A] Lion Capital of Ashoka
[B] Satyameva jayate
[C] Ashoka Chakra
[D] Peacock


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Daily Logo Quiz Game with Answers: 17 January 2013

17 January 2013 Logo Game.
Identify the logo?
[Category: Banks in India]
Hint:At the time of its establishment, the bank was known as Canara Industrial and Banking Syndicate Limited.




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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

January Current Affairs Questions Answers: 16 January 2013

1. India, on Tuesday 15 January 2013, signed an MoU with a country aimed at building capacity for developing institutional framework and identifying thrust areas and opportunities for micro, small and medium enterprises in this country. The MoU was signed here between the Ministry of Planning and Investments of thsi country and Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) of India during the ongoing 4-day state visit of Vice President Hamid Ansari to the country. With which country India signed this MoU(Memorandum of Understanding)?
[Category: News Economy Foreign Trade Current Affairs]
[A] Qatar
[B] Phillipines
[C] Indonesia
[D] Vietnam


2. In a major blow to Pakistan government and the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday, 15 January 2013, ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in the Rs 22 billion scam. A three-member bench led by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to arrest 16 accused including the PM within 24 hours and present them before the court tomorrow. In which scam SC gave this order?
[Category: International Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Forex Scam Case
[B] Visa Scam
[C] Rental Power Projects Scam
[D] Pakistan Steel Mills Scam


3. In a massive reprieve for Mohun Bagan, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013, revoked the two-year ban on the club while imposing a fine of Rs. 2 crore for abandoning its I-League derby against East Bengal midway in December 2012. The decision was taken during the AIFF’s executive committee meeting, chaired by president Praful Patel. Mohun Bagan will be continue to play in the current season, but they will lose all the points they have earned so far in the league. They will start with zero points and will have to pay Rs. 2 crore as compensation. How many points Mohun Bagan lost?
[Category: Indian Sports Current Affairs]
[A] 8
[B] 10
[C] 12
[D] 14


4. In a bid to give a rejuvenated look to his government an year ahead of the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the state, the Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday inducted ________ new faces after dropping eight ministers, seven from his National Conference (NC) and one from coalition partner, the Congress. Jammu and Kashmir, the only state where the legislative Assembly has a six-year tenure, is due to go to polls before December 2014 and Omar made it clear that this would be his ministerial team all the way to the elections barring anything unforeseen.
[Category: India Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Ten
[B] Nine
[C] Eight
[D] Seven


5. The weather office, on Tuesday 15 January 2013, launched an application that enables smartphone and tablet computer users access near-real time weather-related information in Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai. The 'Indian-weather' app can be downloaded free of cost from Google Play. During next 8-10 months, the application would cover a range of products including weather bulletins, alerts for significant events and agromet advisories. The app was launched at a function to commemorate the 138th foundation day of the IMD by Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences. Can you name the minister?
[Category: Indian Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Vayalar Ravi
[B] S. Jaipal Reddy
[C] Kapil Sibal
[D] Verappa Moily


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