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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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