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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Feb 2013 Current News Affairs Quiz - 28 Feb 2013

1. Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented India's 82nd national budget in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, 28th February 2013, that will be the eighth such personal exercise for him. Since independence in August 1947, the country has seen a total of 25 ministers hold the finance portfolio. It has also seen 81 budgets, 65 normal annual budgets, 12 interim budgets and four special-occasion budgetary measures, also called mini-budgets. Who hold the record of 10 budgets-eight normal and two interim budgets?
[Category: Indian Budget Current Affairs]
[A] Pranab Mukherjee
[B] Yashwant Sinha
[C] Morarji Desai
[D] C.D. Deshmukh


2. Rajya Sabha on 25 February 2013 approved the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill which seeks protection for women in all type of organised, unorganized as well as Private Sectors, including the sexual harassment of domestic help as well as agricultural workers. The bill had made it mandatory for every organization with _____ or more employees to form an internal complaint committee to deal with the complaints of sexual offences.
[Category: Indian Current Affairs]
[A] 5
[B] 10
[C] 20
[D] 30


3. Amid protests and walkout by the entire Opposition, the government on Wednesday, 27th Feb 2013, moved a motion in the Rajya Sabha for the formation of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to inquire into the allegations of payment of bribes in the acquisition of VVIP helicopters by the Ministry of Defence from M/s AgustaWestland and the role of alleged middlemen in the transaction. The JPC will have ______ members from the Rajya Sabha and _______ from the Lok Sabha and shall give its report within three months of its first sitting.
[Category: India Latest Current Affairs]
[A] 15,15
[B] 10,20
[C] 20,10
[D] 12,18


4. As per Economic Survey 2013, Railways is planning to build five new freight corridors to ensure faster transportation of goods. The proposed corridors — East-West Corridor (Kolkata-Mumbai), North-South Corridor (Delhi-Chennai), East Coast Corridor (Kharagpur-Vijayawada) and South Corridor (Goa-Chennai) — are being considered to increase transportation capacity, reduce unit costs of transportation and improve service quality. The Economic Survey says feasibility study has been undertaken on four future freight corridors and a pre-feasibility study of fifth Freight Corridor has been proposed. Fifth freight corridor covers which two cities?
[Category: Economic Survey 2013 Current Affairs]
[A] Chennai-Bangalore
[B] Delhi-Bangalore
[C] Mumbai-Bangalore
[D] Kolkata-Bangalore


5. A group of scientists from Norway, Germany, South Africa and the U. K. have discovered a submerged continent in the Indian Ocean this week. Their measurements predict that the continent lies under Mauritius and extends more than 1,000 km northwards till Seychelles. The discovery was sparked when they found crystals called zircons on Mauritian beaches. Zircons are resistant to erosion or chemical change and some of the ones they found were almost two billion years old, much older than any of the regular soil or sand samples found on nearby islands. What is the name given to this lost continent by the scientists?
[Category: Science and Technology Current Affairs]
[A] Aturitia
[B] Mausia
[C] Martia
[D] Mauritia


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Feb 2013 G.K. Questions Answers Quiz - 28 Feb 2013

1. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has proposed on 27th Feb 2013 for setting up two Missile Test Ranges in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and ___________ and requests for diversion of forest land have been made to the govt.
[Category: India Latest GK]
[A] Andhra Pradesh
[B] Odisha
[C] Kerala
[D] Tamilnadu


2. Project Elephant was launched by the Government of India Ministry of Environment and Forests and it works for elephant protection in India. In which year Project Elephant was launched?
[Category: Environment GK]
[A] 1992
[B] 1996
[C] 2001
[D] 2012


3. Who sworn-in as the first woman President of South Korea on 25 February 2013.
[Category: World Politics GK]
[A] Yuk Young-soo
[B] Park Geun-hye
[C] Park Chung-hee
[D] Hwang Woo-yea


4. What is the capital of Afghanistan?
[Category: Countries and Capitals(World Geography) GK]
[A] Kabul
[B] Caracas
[C] Yerevan
[D] Paramaribo


5. Irani Trophy is associated to which sports in India?
[Category: Sports GK]
[A] Hockey
[B] Football
[C] Cricket
[D] Wrestling


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Daily Quiz Question Answer for Logo Game - 28 Feb 2013

28 February 2013 Logo Quiz.
Guess the logo?
[Category: International Banks Operating in India]
Hint:It is a state-owned leading commercial bank in Bangladesh and is the largest bank of the country.



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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

2013 Current Affairs Daily Updates Quiz - 27 Feb 2013

1. Claiming that the "downturn is more or less over", the pre-Budget Economic Survey on Wednesday projected an optimistic 6.1 to 6.7 per cent growth in the next fiscal and made a strong call for cutting subsidises. The GDP growth for the current fiscal was estimated at 5 per cent. Who tabled the Survey in Parliament on Wednesday 27th February 2013?
[Category: Economy and Policy Current Affairs]
[A] P Chidambaram
[B] Manmohan Singh
[C] Pawan Kumar Bansal
[D] Montek Singh Ahluwalia


2. A day after his confirmation by the U.S. Senate, who sworn in as the next U.S. defense secretary on Wednesday, 27th Feb 2013?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] Leon Panetta
[B] James Forrestal
[C] Chuck Hagel
[D] Donald Rumsfeld


3. ISRO’s PSLV-C20 satellite launch vehicle carried seven satellites into orbit on 25th Feb 2013. One of those seven satellites was a ‘phonesat’. This nanosatellite contains a Google Nexus One smartphone; a Linux based processor, attitude & orbit control system and is powered by 8 pulsed plasma thrusters and a water-alcohol propulsion system. The phone’s camera shall be used for capturing images of the earth and with the help of 360 app shall be uploaded to its website. The smartphone also contains a Scream in Space app developed by Cambridge University Space Flight that will test the theory that no one can listen to you in space. The app will play videos of the best screams while in orbit and screams will be recorded using the smartphone’s own microphone. What name has been given to thsi satellite?
[Category: Space Technology Current Affairs]
[A] Surrey Sat
[B] Surrey TechSat
[C] STRphnd-2
[D] STRaND-1


4. Which state in India has become the first State in the country to ban manual scavenging and has barred the deployment of ‘safai karamcharis’ (cleaning staff) for manual sewer cleaning as per the announcement made by the Chief Minister of the state on Tuesday 26th Feb 2013?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Karnataka
[B] Delhi
[C] Punjab
[D] Haryana


5. As per the Economic Survey tabled in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday by Finance Minister P Chidambaram stated that despite negligible employment growth, the unemployment rate as per the current daily status (CDS method) fell from 8.2 per cent in 2004-5 to 6.6 per cent in 2009-10. According to the Economic Survey 2012-13, what is the number of unemployed persons in the country in 2009-10?
[Category: India Economic Current Affairs]
[A] 8 million
[B] 16 million
[C] 28 million
[D] 31 million


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Daily General Knowledge Updates Quiz - 27 Feb 2013

1. Sultan Azlan Shah tournament is related to which sports?
[Category: Sports GK]
[A] Football
[B] Rugby
[C] Wrestling
[D] Hockey


2. Kai Po Che film is a friendship flick based on Chetan Bhagat's which novel?
[Category: Filmy GK]
[A] Five Point Someone
[B] 3 Mistakes of My Life
[C] 2 States
[D] One Night @ the Call Center


3. Arborealsare the animals that live in/on?
[Category: Biology GK]
[A] Trees
[B] Ocean
[C] Rivers
[D] Deserts


4. Railway Minister Pawan Bansal presented the Railway budget on Tuesday, 26th Feb 2013. Who presented the first Railway Budget of Independent India?
[Category: Railway Budget GK]
[A] N. Gopalaswamy Ayyangar
[B] Sardar Swaran Singh
[C] John Mathai
[D] Jagjivan Ram


5. Who was the first person to be posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna?
[Category: India GK]
[A] Sir C. V. Raman
[B] Lal Bahadur Shastri
[C] Chakravarti Rajgopalachari
[D] Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


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Daily Logo Game for Bank Logos - 27 Feb 2013

27 February 2013 Logo Quiz.
Guess the logo?
[Category: International Banks Operating in India]
Hint:It is a large European bank and a major financial services company that has a substantial global presence.



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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Feb Current Affairs Questions with Answers - 26 Feb 2013

1. Presenting his maiden budget, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Tuesday said that the losses from railways is estimated at Rs 24,600 crore for the current financial year. Pawan Kumar Bansal is the first Congress Railway Minister in nearly 17 years. He announced that Special A/C coaches to be introduced in select Shatabdi and Rajdhani trains to give excellent ambience with commensurate fare. What is the name given to these special coaches?
[Category: Railway Budget Current Affairs]
[A] PawanHans
[B] Ehsas
[C] Anubhuti
[D] SwarnCoach


2. Bollywood actor Madhuri Dixit and her husband Shriram Nene have unveiled what's possibly the first of its kind, an online dance academy, to tap into an unexplored market by making the most of Madhuri's brand equity. The online dance academy would allow the viewer to learn dance in an interactive and social atmosphere. While Nene's priority is to keep the model free as far as possible, it may eventually become a paid one. What is the name of the dance academy?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Dance with Madhuri
[B] Dance Dance
[C] Aaja Nachle
[D] Romancing with Dance


3. The civil aviation ministry withdrew the airlines' international flying rights along with cancellation of slots at domestic airports on 25th Feb 2013. This airlines offered over 3,500 seats each day on international network and now these will be given away to other airlines that operate on same routes. Simultaneously, the airline's domestic quota will also be given away to other carriers. The airline which stopped flying late last year is yet to renew its flying licence which expired two months ago. Can you name the airlines?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Paramount Airways
[B] Deccan Airways
[C] Jet Airways
[D] Kingfisher Airlines


4. The retirement savings accumulated in your employees' provident fund (EPF) account would fetch a return of _______% in 2012-13, labour and employment minister Mallikarjun Kharge announced on Monday, 25 Feb 2013, at a meeting of the board of trustees of the EPF organisation. The trustees also agreed to free up the moribund norms followed for EPF investments, though stock market investments continued to get a thumbs-down.
[Category: Finance Current Affairs]
[A] 8
[B] 8.5
[C] 8.6
[D] 9.5


5. Israel said it staged a successful maiden test launch of the missile interceptor, a system designed to destroy long-range Iranian warheads in space and give Israel added breathing room in a conflict over Tehran's nuclear program. This is an Israeli joint project with Boeing that was underwritten with U.S. government financing. The launch on Monday, 25 Feb 2013 from a base just south of Tel Aviv sent the new missile beyond the earth's atmosphere, as intended, but there was no dummy missile for it to practice an intercept. What is the name of this new missile?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] Arrow 1
[B] Arrow 2
[C] Arrow 3
[D] Arrow 4


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Daily February GK Questions with Answers - 26 Feb 2013

1. The 85th Academy Awards ceremony (The Oscars) took place on February 24, 2013. Which movie has won the award for Best Picture?
[Category: Entertainment GK]
[A] Life of Pi
[B] Argo
[C] Silver Linings Playbook
[D] Zero Dark Thirty


2. BlackBerry launches its BlackBerry Z10 smartphone in India costing Rs. 43490 on 25th Feb 2013. How was the Blackberry company formally known as?
[Category: Business GK]
[A] Novell
[B] Siemens
[C] Maxxsonics
[D] Research in Motion


3. Which company launched a Brand campaign- 'Badhti ka naam zindagi' in 2012?
[Category: Business World GK]
[A] Axis Bank
[B] ICICI Bank
[C] HDFC Bank
[D] IDBI Bank


4. What is the capital of Abkhazia?
[Category: Countries and Capitals(World Geography) GK]
[A] London
[B] Sukhumi
[C] Basseterre
[D] Episkopi Cantonment


5. Yahoo! Inc. was founded in January 1994 and was incorporated on March 1, 1995. Who were the founders of Yahoo?
[Category: Internet GK]
[A] Jerry Yang and Marissa Mayer
[B] Marissa Mayer and David Filo
[C] Jerry Yang and David Filo
[D] Jerry Yang and Fred Amoroso


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Daily Logo Quiz with Answer - 26 Feb 2013

26 February 2013 Logo Quiz.
Guess the logo?
[Category: International Banks Operating in India]
Hint:Historically it was the first bank in Korea, established under the name Hanseong Bank in 1897.



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Monday, February 25, 2013

February 2013 Current Affairs Quiz - 25 Feb 2013

1. An Indo-French satellite, aimed at oceanographic studies, and six foreign mini and micro satellites onboard ISRO's workhorse rocket PSLV will be launched from the spaceport of Sriharikota in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh on Monday 25 February 2013. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C20 is slated for blast-off at 5.56 PM local time from the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre. What is the name of the Indo-French satellite?
[Category: India February Current Affairs]
[A] SARAL
[B] SARAS
[C] AKSHAR
[D] SAGHAN


2. Ang Lee has won the Academy Award for best director for his “Life of Pi” on Sunday 24th Feb 2013. It’s the second Oscar for Lee, who won it in 2005. The Taiwanese director was also nominated in 2000 for directing “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” He becomes only the 19th director to win the honour multiple times and he is the first person of Asian descent to win the Oscar for Best Director. Can you name the movie for which he won in 2005?
[Category: Latest Films Current Affairs]
[A] Sense and Sensibility
[B] Hulk
[C] Lust, Caution
[D] Brokeback Mountain


3. Presidential elections were held in Cyprus on 17 February 2013 and there was no candidate that obtained 50% of the vote from the first round. A runoff was held on 24 February 2013. Who won this election and is elected president of Cyprus?
[Category: World Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Demetris Christofias
[B] Stavros Malas
[C] Nicos Anastasiades
[D] Lakis Ioannou


4. He is a British centenarian marathon runner of Indian Punjabi Sikh descent. He is a world record holder in his age bracket. His current personal best time for the London Marathon (2003) is 6 hours 2 minutes, and his marathon record, for age 90-plus, is 5 hours 40 minutes, at the age of 92, at the 2003 Toronto Waterfront Marathon. In October 2011, he, a vegetarian, became the oldest man to be featured in a PETA campaign. In July 2012, he carried the Olympic torch. He retired from competitive running after taking part in the Hong Kong marathon on 24 February 2013. Can you name him?
[Category: Online Current Affairs]
[A] Milkha Singh
[B] Fauja Singh
[C] Paan Singh Tomar
[D] Punjab Rai


5. IMRA is going to organize 1st National Mountain Running Championship on April 7, 2013 in the Valley. Athletes from different parts of the country are expected to take part in the championship. Three venues have been identified for the Championship which includes Hilly area of Dara Harwan, Hills of Fakeer Gujri and Shankar Acharya in Srinagar, a statement issued by IMRA stated on 24th Feb 2013. The Championship would be first of its kind in India. IMRA has been formed two years back in J&K to conduct National and international Championships in India. What does IMRA stands for?
[Category: India Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Indian Men Running Association
[B] Indian Mountain Running Association
[C] Indian Mountain Rovers Association
[D] Indian Mountain Rangers Association


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February 2013 General Knowledge Quiz - 25 Feb 2013

1. Nagas in Manipur recently celebrated their annual seed sowing festival unique to their culture. Can you name the festival?
[Category: India Cultural GK]
[A] Bihu
[B] Pongal
[C] Lui-Ngai-Ni
[D] Baisakhi


2. What is the name of FIM Supersport World Championship team for 2013 season founded by the captain of the Indian cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni?
[Category: Sports GK]
[A] MSD R-N Racing Team India
[B] Alpha Technik Yamaha
[C] Team Alstare Corona
[D] Mahi Racing Team India


3. Publishing and education conglomerate Pearson Plc has acquired an online education services company on 25th Feb 2013. Can you name which company?
[Category: Business GK]
[A] TutorVista
[B] QuizMantra
[C] MeritNation
[D] Kaplan


4. He created India's first carbon calculator and also co-founded India's first green rating system. Can you name him?
[Category: India Online GK]
[A] Mohan Polamar
[B] Vivek Gilani
[C] Rishi Aggarwal
[D] Savita Vijayakumar


5. Which place is known as the roof of the world?
[Category: World Facts and GK]
[A] Lhasa
[B] Tibet
[C] Pokhra
[D] Gungzhou


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Logo Quiz Daily Updated - 25 Feb 2013

25 February 2013 Logo Quiz.
Guess the logo?
[Category: International Banks Operating in India]
Hint:On 31 May, 1728, this bank invents the overdraft, one of the most versatile and imaginative innovations in modern banking.



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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Feb 2013 Current Affairs Questions Answers - 24 Feb 2013

1. The duo of Sania Mirza and a US player clinched the women's doubles title in the 2 million dollar Dubai Duty Free tennis championship on Saturday, 23rd Feb 2013. This is Sania's 16th doubles title in her career and fourth while partnering with US player with whom India's best ever woman tennis player shares a special bonding. Can you name the US player?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Bethanie Mattek-Sands
[B] Nadia Petrova
[C] Katarina Srebotnik
[D] Cara Black


2. A woman has emerged as the Britain's worst serial killer after over 2.5 million criminal records between 1770 and 1934 were placed online by the National Archives and revealed that she murdered 400 babies. The woman was dubbed the 'Angel Maker', a prolific serial killer responsible for the horrific crimes that sent shockwaves through 19th century Britain, the Daily Mail reported on Saturday, 23rd Feb 2013. Can you name the woman killer?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] Mary Ann Cotton
[B] Amelia Dyer
[C] Jane Toppan
[D] Amelia Sach


3. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has said inactive pre-paid mobile phone connections cannot be deactivated if they have a minimum balance of Rs. _______ in their account and the time for considering ‘inactive’ will be 90 days. Under the amended regulations, an operator will have to provide facility for reactivating numbers by paying a reasonable amount.
[Category: National News Current Affairs]
[A] 20
[B] 50
[C] 100
[D] 500


4. President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Mamohan Singh witnessed the Indian Air Force's largest "day-dusk-night" firepower demonstration in the Rajasthan desert on Friday, 22n Feb 2013. The exercise which was held at the Pokhran ranges saw the participation of 230 aircraft, including the Sukhoi Su-30MKI, Mirage-2000, Jaguar, MiG-21, MiG-27, MiG-29 and the Hawk advanced jet trainer. What is the name of this Exercise organised by Indian Air Force in Jaisalmer?
[Category: India Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Flight Fist 2013
[B] Aero Fist 2013
[C] Force Fist 2013
[D] Iron Fist 2013


5. BJP on Saturday warned the government against going ahead with the ______________ project, saying the sentiments of crores of Hindus are attached to the issue and it will not tolerate any tampering with the Ram Setu. Government is ignoring the recommendations of the RK Pachauri Committee report and going ahead with the project. The Pachauri Committee, which submitted its report to the Supreme Court, has said the shipping channel project is not viable on economic and ecological grounds. Government has rejected the report and maintained that it intends to pursue the project which will cut through the Adam's Bridge, popularly known as Ram Setu.
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] IndoSino Channel
[B] Ramasamudram
[C] Sethusamudram
[D] RamaSethu


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GK Questions with Answers Daily Quiz - 24 Feb 2013

1. Where will the next Olympic Games be played in 2016?
[Category: Sports GK]
[A] Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
[B] London, UK
[C] Shanghai, China
[D] Buenos Aires, Argentina


2. Which is the largest bone in the human body?
[Category: Biology GK]
[A] Sesamoid
[B] Femur
[C] Spine
[D] Ethmoid


3. All DGPs/ADGPs in India are officers chosen from where?
[Category: India Online GK]
[A] Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
[B] Central Civil Services
[C] Indian Police Service (IPS)
[D] Indian Defense Accounts Service


4. Who was awarded the life time achievement award 2012 by Ernst & Young on 21 February 2013 for displaying great role for the Indian businessmen on global business level?
[Category: Business Today GK]
[A] Adi Godrej
[B] Francisco D’Souza
[C] Anand Mahindra
[D] Ratan Tata


5. Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) on 21 February 2013?
[Category: Current GK]
[A] J. Hari Narayan
[B] N S R Chandraprasad
[C] T. S. Vijayan
[D] Kuldip Singh


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Daily Quiz on Bank Logos - 24 Feb 2013

24 February 2013 Logo Quiz.
Guess the logo?
[Category: International Banks Operating in India]
Hint:It is one of the leading financial institutions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).



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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Current Affairs in India and World Quiz - 23 Feb 2013

1. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday issued the final guidelines for licensing of new private sector banks wherein entities both from private and public sector shall be eligible to set up a bank through a wholly-owned NOFHC. A business group, which is keen on applying for a license should have a minimum paid up equity capital of Rs 500 crore. At the start of banking operations, NOFHC should hold a minimum of 40 per cent of the equity capital of the bank with a lock-in period of five years. Later, it has to be brought down to 15 percent within 12 year from that onwards. The NOFHC will be registered as a non-banking finance company with the RBI while the bank will be governed by the prudential regulations by RBI. What does NOFHC stands for?
[Category: Banking Current Affairs]
[A] Non-Operative Financial Housing Company
[B] Newly Opened Financial Holding Company
[C] Non-Operative Financial Holding Company
[D] Non-Operational Finance House Company


2. Twelve per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise in the first two hours of voting on 23rd Feb 2013 for the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly. Home department sources said the 36-hour bandh called by a banned outfit in Khasi Jaintia Hills region comprising six districts had very little impact and people were seen queueing up to cast their votes defying the diktat of the banned outfit. Which outfit has called for bandh in Meghalaya?
[Category: India Latest News and Current Affairs]
[A] Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council
[B] United Liberation Front of Assam
[C] Bodo Liberation Tigers Force
[D] Garo National Liberation Army


3. Credit ratings agency Moody's Investors Service downgraded Britain's government bond rating from the top AAA to _________ , on Friday, 22 Feb 2013, saying sluggish growth and rising debt were weakening the country's medium-term outlook. The agency said rising debt meant "a deterioration in the shock-absorption capacity of the government's balance sheet, which is unlikely to reverse before 2016.
[Category: World Economy Current Affairs]
[A] AAA-
[B] AA1
[C] AA+
[D] AA-


4. Indian Coast Guard’s interceptor boat (IB) with new generation Arneson Surface Drive (ASD), was commissioned in Mumbai on Friday, 22 Feb 2013. ASD, a surface-piercing propeller drive, can turn the boat while in high speed. By mid-2014, the Coast Guard will add 14 more such ships to its fleet. They will be distributed across the coastline for better surveillance. The 28-metre-long boat, with 75 tonnes displacement, can achieve a maximum speed of 35 knots. Besides latest navigation and communication equipment, it has medium-range armament. It can perform high-speed interception, close-coast patrol, low-intensity maritime operations, search-and-rescue and surveillance. What is the name of this new boat?
[Category: News National Current Affairs]
[A] C-97
[B] C-112
[C] C-117
[D] C-154


5. Narendra Modi-led Gujarat government has come forward with a unique idea of training manual scavengers in Hindu religious rituals, a leading newspaper reported on Saturday 23rd Feb 2013. Manual scavengers, termed as 'safai kamdars' in Gujarat, will now be trained in Vedic rituals in institutions like SolaBhagvatVidyapith and Somnath Sanskrit University. To kickstart the project, the social justice department has proposed a new provision of Rs _________ for the exceptional programme in the budget for 2013-14. The latest move will help the suppressed backward community to become priests, and perform marriages and ‘puja’ in temples.
[Category: Latest Updates News Current Affairs]
[A] 22.5 Lakh
[B] 55 Lakh
[C] 1.2 Crore
[D] 1.5 Crore


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Daily GK Updates for February - 23 Feb 2013

1. When did the Government of India granted Maharatna status to Bharat Heavy Electricals?
[Category: India Trade GK]
[A] 1 February 2012
[B] 1 August 2012
[C] 1 January 2013
[D] 1 February 2013


2. Andhra Pradesh's Director General of Police noted that IEDs had been used in the two blasts on 21 February 2013 in Hyderabad. What is IED?
[Category: India GK]
[A] Improvised Explosive Devices
[B] Imported Explosive Devices
[C] Ignited Explosive Devices
[D] Improvised Expletive Devices


3. The worst industrial disaster to date happened in Bhopal on 3 December 1984, when a pesticide plant leaked around 32 tons of toxic gases which led to 20,000 detahs. In which company's plant this disaster happened?
[Category: India GK]
[A] Larsen & Toubro
[B] Exxon Mobil
[C] Union Carbide India Limited
[D] British Petroleum


4. Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by the British author. Can you name the author?
[Category: Literature GK]
[A] Jennifer Conn
[B] J. K. Rowling
[C] Jenny Sawyer
[D] Nancy Stouffer


5. Drone is a word commonly used in Military. What does it mean?
[Category: Technology GK]
[A] Tank with capability of 360 Degree Rotational firing
[B] Submarine
[C] Unmanned Ariel Vehicle
[D] Manned Ariel Vehicle


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February Logo Quiz - 23 Feb 2013

23 February 2013 Logo Quiz.
Guess the logo?
[Category: International Banks Operating in India]
Hint:The bank was incorporated on March 14, 1966 through the merger of Agriculture Bank Limited and Mondhon Bank Limited in Thailand.



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Friday, February 22, 2013

Daily Current Updates Questions Quiz - 22 Feb 2013

1. Minister of state for finance Namo Narain Meena said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha on 22 February 2013 that, as per WTO's International Statistics, 2012, in merchandise trade, India is _______ largest exporter in the world with a share of 1.7 per cent and 12th largest importer with a share of 2.5 per cent in 2011.
[Category: India Business Current Affairs]
[A] 11th
[B] 15th
[C] 17th
[D] 19th


2. Scientists have announced on 2nd Feb 2013 that they have discovered an odd little planet that has set a new record for the smallest alien world ever discovered. According to the scientists, the exoplanet is about the same size as the Earth’s moon. What is the planet has been dubbed as?
[Category: Current Affairs]
[A] Kepler-37a
[B] Kepler-33a
[C] Kepler-36b
[D] Kepler-37b


3. Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday, 21 Feb 2013, refused to allow the 20th __________________ in Chennai scheduled in July to condemn Sri Lanka's participation in the event. A statement by the Chief Minister said neither the government nor the people of Tamil Nadu could bring themselves to play host to Lankan athletes in the wake of the outrage over pictures showing the shooting of LTTE chief Prabhakaran’s 12-year-old son Balachandran, the mistreatment of Tamils in Lanka and the war crimes committed against Tamils towards the end of the civil war there.
[Category: Current Affairs]
[A] Asian Games
[B] Asian Badminton Championship
[C] Asian Athletic Championship
[D] Asian Wrestling Championship


4. On 21 February 2013, at around 19:00 IST, two blasts occurred in the Indian city of Hyderabad. The bombs exploded in Dilsukhnagar, a crowded Hindu dominated suburb of the city, within 150 metres of each other. Andhra Pradesh's Director General of Police noted that Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) had been used in the two blasts to cause maximum damage. An ex gratia payment of Rs__________ each to the next of kin of those killed in the blasts and Rs 50,000 each to those seriously injured has been announced from the PM's Relief Fund.
[Category: National Current Affairs]
[A] One Lakh
[B] Two Lakhs
[C] Three Lakhs
[D] Five Lakhs


5. A Swiss luxury watchmaker made a global launch of a limited edition of wristwatches with an image of Lord Venkateswara here on Thursday. The watch, priced at Rs 27 lakh a piece, is made with 18-carat gold and is studded with diamonds and rubies. It was launched amidst protests by VHP and Bajrang Dal activists who opposed use of the Lord’s image on a commercial product. But their protest was brushed aside by the watchmakers who termed it their social responsibility to donate a part of the sale proceeds to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) for dharmik activities. Which company has launched this limited edition wristwatch?
[Category: India Business Current Affairs]
[A] Century and Rodeo Drive
[B] Morletto
[C] Rado
[D] Omega


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Daily GK Quiz Questions Answers - 22 Feb 2013

1. Who is the Regulator for Mutual Fund Market in India?
[Category: Bank Exams GK]
[A] SEBI
[B] CIBIL
[C] CARE
[D] AMFI


2. Who is the current chairman of Tata Group of Companies?
[Category: Business GK]
[A] Ratan Tata
[B] Nowroji Saklatvala
[C] Cyrus Pallonji Mistry
[D] Noel Tata


3. NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) was established in 1982 on the recommendation of which committee?
[Category: Banking GK]
[A] Shivraman Committee
[B] Narayanan Committee
[C] S A Aiyer Committee
[D] Ramalingam Committee


4. What is the capital of Indonesia?
[Category: World GK]
[A] Tehran
[B] Jakarta
[C] Amman
[D] Nicosia


5. Who is re-elected as the President of Ecuador on 17 February 2013?
[Category: World Politics GK]
[A] Guillermo Lasso
[B] Lucio Gutiérrez
[C] Mauricio Rodas
[D] Rafael Correa


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Daily Logo Quiz Game - 22 February 2013

22 February 2013 Logo Quiz.
Guess the logo?
[Category: International Banks Operating in India]
Hint:It is the largest bank in the United States by assets.



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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Feb 2013 Current Affairs Online Daily Quiz - 21 Feb 2013

1. On 20th Feb 2013, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde expressed regret over his 'Hindu terror' remark and apologized for the same. His statement came on the eve of Budget session. Home Minister was likely to meet Leader of Opposition at Lok Sabha over this issue and to find a way out for the smooth functioning of the House. Shinde's "saffron terror" remarks was on the issues that Opposition wanted to raise in Parliament and threatened to disrupt the House if he did not apologise. Who is the current Leader of Opposition at Lok Sabha?
[Category: India Latest News and Current Affairs]
[A] L K Advani
[B] Sushma Swaraj
[C] Arun Jaitley
[D] Sharad Yadav


2. On Wednesday, 20th Feb 2013, AirAsia and Tata group have announced plans to jointly establish a domestic Indian airline. The southeast Asian airline reported to Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange on Wednesday that it has applied to India’s Foreign Investment Promotion Board for permission to establish an airline joint venture with Tata Sons and businessman ______________ of Telestra Tradespace. If the deal comes through, it would mark the first international investment in India’s aviation sector since September 2012, when the Indian Govt. said that it would allow foreign airlines to hold up to 49 per cent of its local carriers.
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Cyrus Mistry
[B] Ratan Tata
[C] Arun Bhatia
[D] Sunil Mittal


3. Protests erupted in Karnataka with members of Kannada outfit, Karnataka Rakshana Vedike, staging demonstrations in Mysore, Mandya and Bangalore, on Wednesday, 20 February 2013, after the Central Government endorsed a gazette notification of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal's (CWDT) final award. The CWDT awarded both the neighbouring states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to share _______ thousand million cubic (TMC) feet of water. After the Gazette notification the Cauvery River Authority (CRA) chaired by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Cauvery Monitoring Committee (CMC) will cease to exist.
[Category: States Politics Current Affairs]
[A] 562
[B] 419
[C] 320
[D] 270


4. Indian Premier League cricket franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday 20 feb 2013 appointed Virat Kohli as their captain for the upcoming sixth edition of Indian Premier League. Across five seasons in the IPL, Kohli has scored 1639 runs at an average of 28.25 with a strike-rate of 119.28. According to the team, his 77 matches are the most appearances of any player for RCB and the third most appearances by a player in the IPL. Kohli replaces former New Zealand captain, who led RCB for the last two seasons. Can you name the previous captain of the team?
[Category: Sports Cricket Current Affairs]
[A] Daniel Vettori
[B] Brendon McCullum
[C] Shane Bond
[D] Ross Taylor


5. Indian IT services and outsourcing giant Infosys will list on the NYSE Euronext London and Paris markets from February 20, 2013, becoming the first Indian company to trade on the stock exchange. CEO of Infosys, who will be in London to ring the opening bell on Wednesday, said the company's listing on NYSE Euronext enables U.K., French and other European investors direct access to Infosys ADS (American Depositary Shares). Who is the CEO of Infosys?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] N R Narayanamurthy
[B] Nandan Nilekani
[C] S. D. Shibulal
[D] Kris Gopalakrishnan


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Feb 2013 General Knowledge Questions Answers Quiz - 21 Feb 2013

1. Which company announced launch of their eighth generation console, the PlayStation 4 (PS4) on 20 Feb 2013?
[Category: Entertainment and Business GK]
[A] Nintendo
[B] Microsoft
[C] Sony
[D] Sega


2. On February 20, 2013, Marius Kloppers announced that he will resign as the CEO of the world's largest mining company in May to be replaced by Andrew MacKenzie. Can you name the company?
[Category: Business World GK]
[A] Breakwater Resources
[B] Lonmin
[C] Rio Tinto Group
[D] BHP Billiton


3. BMI or Quetelet index, is a measure for human body shape based on an individual's weight and height. What does BMI stands for?
[Category: Health GK]
[A] Body Measurement Index
[B] Body Mass Index
[C] Body Measure Index
[D] Body Malnutrition Index


4. What is the capital of Cambodia?
[Category: Countries Capitals GK]
[A] Phnom Penh
[B] Diego Garcia
[C] Nicosia
[D] Manama


5. Who is the current President of World Bank elected in April 2012?
[Category: Banking GK]
[A] Eugene Meyer
[B] Jim Yong Kim
[C] Robert Zoellick
[D] Paul Wolfowitz


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Daily Logo Quiz - 21 Feb 2013

21 February 2013 Logo Quiz.
Guess the logo?
[Category: International Banks Operating in India]
Hint:It is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom.



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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Daily February 2013 Current Affairs Quiz Questions Answers - 20 Feb 2013

1. In a major victory, the International Court of Arbitration at The Hague has upheld India's right to divert water from the project which is currently running in Kashmir. The court on Monday, 18 Feb 2013, rejected Pakistan's contention that India was violating the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty in the project in Gurez valley near Bandipura in north Kashmir. In its ‘partial award’ over the 330 MW project, the Court ruled that India would have to maintain a minimum flow in the river, known as Neelum in Pakistan. The rate will be determined by the Court in its final award, which is likely to be delivered by year-end. The ‘partial award’ has “no appeal” and is “binding” on both countries. Can you name the project?
[Category: India Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Rabi hydro-electric project
[B] Beas hydro-electric project
[C] Kishenganga hydro-electric project
[D] Chenab hydro-electric project


2. Armed robbers have pulled off a spectacular heist at ___________ airport, making off with millions of euros worth of diamonds on 19th February 2013. The raid saw the gang of thieves hit a Brinks security truck as its contents were being loaded onto a Swiss aircraft bound for Zurich. VRT public television initially spoke of the haul being worth 350 million euros ($465 million), but later changed their figures to 50 million euros. If confirmed, the robbery would be one of the biggest diamond heists of all time.
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] Heathrow
[B] Amsterdam
[C] John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York
[D] Brussels


3. An Indian air carrier on Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013, offered 20 lakh tickets at heavily discounted prices for travel anywhere till December this year, becoming the second airline in the past 50 days to lure travellers by drastically slashing fares. The airline is offering to sell tickets for any destination in India starting at 2,250, a good 40-60% cheaper than fares on normal days. The offer, which is valid till February 24, was announced by the airline on Tuesday morning and sent flyers scrambling to book tickets. Can you name the airline?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] IndiGo
[B] Jet Airways
[C] SpiceJet
[D] GoAir


4. An Indian billionaire is following in the footsteps of Warren Buffet and Bill Gates to become the first Indian to dedicate a majority of his wealth to philanthropy by signing up for the Giving Pledge. The Giving Pledge was formed in 2010 to encourage the wealthiest in the US to give a part of their wealth towards philanthropic activities. However, Buffett now wants to widen the group’s function outside the US to India and China. Can you name the person who has pledged more of his wealth to charitable causes?
[Category: Latest News Current Affairs]
[A] Azim Premji
[B] N R Narayanmurthy
[C] Mukesh Ambani
[D] Ratan Tata


5. FE Best Banks Awards launched in February 1997, annually fetes banks that have delivered exemplary performance on various parameters including growth, profitability, strength & soundness amongst others. The awards are based on the FE Best Bank Survey and have emerged as the highest award of banking excellence in the country. Which bank was named as winner in the Public Sector Banks for thsi year award held in Mumbai on 20th Feb 2013?
[Category: Bank Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Allahabad Bank
[B] State Bank of India
[C] Bank of Baroda
[D] Punjab National Bank


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February 2013 GK Questions Answers Quiz : 20 Feb 2013

1. David Cameron on Wednesday, 20th Feb 2013, became the first serving British Prime Minister to visit the Jallianwala Bagh, the site of one of the British Empire's bloodiest episodes in India, and described the 1919 massacre as a deeply shameful act in the British history. Hundreds of people were massacred at Jallianwala Bagh in 1919 on the orders of whom during the British Raj?
[Category: India Latest GK]
[A] Michael O'Dwyer
[B] Reginald Edward Harry Dyer
[C] Dr. Smith
[D] Havelock Hudson


2. The BSE SENSEX (Bombay Stock Exchange Sensitive Index) or simply the SENSEX, is a free-float market capitalization-weighted stock market index of ______ well-established and financially sound companies listed on Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).
[Category: Financial Market GK]
[A] 20
[B] 30
[C] 40
[D] 50


3. In the classical period and up to the 12th century the region east of the Karatoya river was called Kamarupa. It is largely congruent to which Indian state now?
[Category: India States Exams GK]
[A] Meghalaya
[B] Orissa
[C] Assam
[D] Madhya Pradesh


4. What is a modern term referring to a historical network of interlinking trade routes across the Afro-Eurasian landmass that connected East, South, and Western Asia with the Mediterranean and European world, as well as parts of North and East Africa?
[Category: History GK]
[A] Trade Route
[B] Han Route
[C] Persian Route
[D] Silk Route


5. GAIL (India) Limited was incorporated in August 1984. What does GAIL stands for (It was previously known as this expanded name)?
[Category: India Business GK]
[A] Gas Authority of India Limited
[B] Gasoline Agency of India Limited
[C] Green Authority of India Limited
[D] Gas Agency of India Limited


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Worldwide Bank Logos Quiz : 20 Feb 2013

20 February 2013 Logo Quiz.
Guess the logo?
[Category: International Banks Operating in India]
Hint:It is a financial services provider in South Africa, with subsidiaries in five neighboring Southern African countries, as well as in Australia and India.



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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Current Affairs Daily Updates Quiz - 19 Feb 2013

1. ONGC creates world record on drilling deepest water depth well. ONGC's chartered-hired ultradeep water drillship __________ has set a world record for drilling well in deepest water depth by an offshore drilling rig, company said in a statement on 18 Feb 2013. The rig has spudded well NA7-1 in exploratory block KG-DWN-2004/1 in east coast India at a water depth of 3165m (10,385 feet) on January 23, 2013. Thereafter, it successfully lowered and latched subsea BOP and riser on wellhead on February 09, 2013 to drill further to TD 5625m.
[Category: National News Current Affairs]
[A] DDKG1
[B] DDKG2
[C] DDKG3
[D] DDKG4


2. A Maldives court has issued fresh arrest warrant on 18th February 2013 against former Maldives President who has taken political asylum in the Indian High Commission. The court has given the police time till Wednesday 4 pm to produce the former President before it. This has prompted the police to ask Maldivian foreign ministry to contact the Indian High Commission. Can you name this former Maldives President?
[Category: World Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Hamid Abdul Ghafoor
[B] Mohammed Waheed Hassan
[C] Mohamed Nasheed
[D] D M Mulay


3. Out to woo Indian businesses and students, British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday, 18 February 2013, announced his country would introduce speedy visa services for investors and said there would be no limit on the number of students from here studying there. Cameron, who is accompanied by the largest-ever trade delegation, also said India should continue to reduce trade barriers to create better opportunities for British companies. What is the time mentioned by British PM for visa services for investors?
[Category: Business News Current Affairs]
[A] 1 Day
[B] 2 Days
[C] 4 Days
[D] 1 Week


4. On Monday, 18 Feb 2013, the government cleared a proposal to allow 4Glicence holders to also offer voice calling services. The Telecom Commission, the highest decision-making body in the communications ministry, on Monday allowed holders of so-called 4G spectrum, until now permitted to provide only high-speed Internet services on mobiles, to offer voice calls to customers by paying an additional __________ crore for a pan-India licence. MukeshAmbani-controlled Reliance is the only company that holds pan-India 4G permits.
[Category: Business and Economy Current Affairs]
[A] 1000
[B] 1658
[C] 1763
[D] 1986


5. Nagaland Minister Imkong L. Imchen has resigned from the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) government as per the statement released by a party official on Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013. Mr. Imchen put in his papers after the Election Commission authorities seized cash amounting to more than Rs.1 crore and weapons from his vehicle on Monday by troopers of Assam Rifles. This is the second big cash seizure in poll-bound Nagaland. On Saturday, election officials seized Rs. 1 crore in cash from NPF candidate H. Nyemli Phom after his helicopter landed at the Assam Rifles helipad in Longleng district. Imkong L. Imchen was handling which ministry in the current ruling Govt.?
[Category: State Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Health & Family Welfare
[B] Finance
[C] Agriculture
[D] Home


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GK Daily Updates Questions Answers - 19 Feb 2013

1. Can you identify which of these slogans can be attributed to Subhash Chandra Bose?
[Category: India GK]
[A] Tum Mujhe Khoon do, Main tumhe Azadi Dunga
[B] Jai Hind
[C] Vande Matram
[D] Both A & B


2. Who is known as the Father of English poetry?
[Category: Literature GK]
[A] William Shakespeare
[B] John Milton
[C] Geoffrey Chaucer
[D] William Wordsworth


3. Which movie has won the Best Film of 2012 filmfare award in the ceremony held on 20th January 2013?
[Category: Movies GK]
[A] Barfi
[B] Kahaani
[C] Paan Singh Tomar
[D] Gangs of Wasseypur


4. What does the study of the interaction between matter and radiated energy called?
[Category: Science GK]
[A] Radioscopy
[B] Eneradoscopy
[C] Enduroscopy
[D] Spectroscopy


5. Unit Trust of India is a financial organization in India, which was created by the UTI Act passed by the Parliament in which year?
[Category: Bank Exam GK]
[A] 1948
[B] 1957
[C] 1964
[D] 1972


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Bank Brands Logo Daily Quiz: 19 Feb 2013

19 February 2013 Logo Quiz.
Guess the logo?
[Category: International Banks Operating in India]
Hint:A German global banking and financial services company with its headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.


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Monday, February 18, 2013

18 February 2013 - GK & Current Affairs Quiz

1. The 2013 Women's Cricket World Cup was the tenth Women's Cricket World Cup, which was hosted by India for the third time. Australia won the tournament, beating West Indies by 114 runs in the final played on 17 February 2013 at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. In which other years India hosted the Women's Cricket World Cup?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] 1977 and 1987
[B] 1983 and 1992
[C] 1978 and 1997
[D] 1991 and 2003


2. British Prime Minister began a three-day official visit to India from Monday, 18 Feb 2013, during which he will meet his counterpart Manmohan Singh and discuss issues of common interest. British PM will hold discussions with Prime Minister Singh in New Delhi on February 19 and discuss bilateral and global issues of common interest. He will also call on President Pranab Mukherjee on the same day. The British Prime Minister last visited India in July 2010. Ahead of his visit, the visiting PM said that he wanted the relationship between India and the UK to be "one of the great partnerships of the 21st century". Can you name the British PM?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Francois Hollande
[B] Justine Greening
[C] Gordon Brown
[D] David Cameron


3. Following the Supreme Court order on Friday for companies which did not win spectrum in the November auction to immediately discontinue operations, a telecom company ended operations in the Mumbai telecom circle on Sunday, 17 Feb 2013. The company told all customers and business partners that its network in Mumbai would not be available after midnight on Saturday. Which company has stopped its operations in Mumbai circle?
[Category: Trade and Business Current Affairs]
[A] Tata Docomo
[B] Uninor
[C] Aircel
[D] MTS


4. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today appealed to protesting central Trade Unions to withdraw their proposed two-day strike saying it would cause loss to economy besides inconvenience to people and offered talks. Protesting against government's "inaction" on price rise and alleged violation of labour laws, 11 central trade unions and workers' federation have called for a two-day nationwide strike. When is this strike planned to start?
[Category: Nation Latest News Current Affairs]
[A] 18 Feb 2013
[B] 19 Feb 2013
[C] 20 Feb 2013
[D] 21 Feb 2013


5. On Sunday 17 Feb 2013, in a bid to ensure free and fair elections and curb the use of money power, the Election Commission has disqualified as many as ________ candidates for failing to furnish details of expenditure incurred while contesting Parliamentary and Assembly polls. These candidates will face the bar for three years from the date of disqualification by the Commission, with the maximum being up to January 2016. All these candidates were disqualified under Section 8A read with 11 (A) (2) and 10A of Representation of the People Act, 1951, for failing to submit their poll expenditure accounts within the stipulated 30-day period from the date of announcement of results.
[Category: Politics Latest Current Affairs]
[A] 1927
[B] 2033
[C] 2171
[D] 2389


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Feb Latest GK Questions Answers : 18 February 2013

1. Who has won the final of 2013 Brasil Open tennis tournament played on 17 February 2013?
[Category: Sports GK]
[A] Nicolas Almagro
[B] David Nalbandian
[C] Rafael Nadal
[D] Bruno Soares


2. Now a days Mobile phones with HD native display resolution are becoming more common. What does HD stands for?
[Category: Technology GK]
[A] High Density
[B] High Definition
[C] High Display
[D] High Demand


3. Which of the following brand is not endorsed by Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan?
[Category: Business World GK]
[A] ICICI
[B] Parker Pens
[C] Pepsi
[D] Hyundai Santro


4. The Mariana Trench or Marianas Trench is the deepest part of the world's oceans. In which ocean it is located?
[Category: Geography GK]
[A] Pacific Ocean
[B] Indian Ocean
[C] Atlantic Ocean
[D] Arctic Ocean


5. What is the currency of Greece?
[Category: World GK]
[A] Pisa
[B] Lero
[C] Euro
[D] Lempira


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International Bank Brands Logo: 18 Feb 2013

18 February 2013 Logo Quiz.
Guess the logo?
[Category: International Banks Operating in India]
Hint:The bank was formed after a merger between Kwong Yik Bank and DCB Bank (Development and Commercial Bank, also formerly known as D&C Bank), on July 1, 1997, and Sime Bank and Bank Utama later.



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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Daily Current Affairs Updates Quiz - 17 February 2013

1. The 14th meeting of the "BASIC ministerial meeting on climate change" concluded on 16th Feb 2013 in Chennai, India. The joint statement issued at the conclusion said that the developing countries, including the BASIC nations, had done much to raise the global ambition by voluntarily presenting their national mitigation actions at the international level and agreed to a regime of transparency of actions. BASIC stands for Brazil, South Africa, India and China. Indian Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests further addes that, "All developed countries have to improve their commitment to battling climate change, raise their ambitions, raise the entire issue of climate change based upon the principle of historical responsibilities and of previous emissions." Who is India's Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests?
[Category: India Environment Current Affairs]
[A] Vayalar Ravi
[B] Mani Shankar Aiyer
[C] Jairam Ramesh
[D] Jayanthi Natarajan


2. India and Bangladesh took a significant step towards finalizing a land boundary agreement (LBA) on 16 Feb 2013, with visiting foreign minister Salman Khurshid and his counterpart in Bangladesh exchanging strip maps of the boundary areas. The two sides also signed three other agreements like a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the Akhaura-Agartala rail link, establishment of an India-Bangladesh Foundation and an amendment to the double taxation avoidance agreement (DTAA) to bring it in line with OECD requirements. Who is the Bangladeshi counterpart of Salman Khurshid?
[Category: Latest National Current Affairs]
[A] Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir
[B] Begum Motia Chowdhury
[C] Dipu Moni
[D] Nurul Islam Nahid


3. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday, 16 Feb 2013, announced that his government had sent its recommendation for inclusion of ______ Most Backward Castes (MBC) in Scheduled Caste (SC) list, to the Centre on Friday. Akhilesh also declared April 5 as public holiday to mark the birth anniversary of Maharaja Nishad Raj.
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] 17
[B] 15
[C] 13
[D] 11


4. The Board of Directors of global conglomerate, General Electric (GE), has inducted Francisco D'Souza into its board. The 44-year-old D'Souza, the son of a career diplomat, will be the youngest director on the board of GE, a 120-year-old conglomerate whose other independent directors include Alan Lafley, former CEO of Procter & Gamble, and Rochelle B Lazarus, chairman emeritus of Ogilvy & Mather. D'Souza joins a growing list of Indian-origin executives occupying board seats at global corporations. Ratan Tata and Infosys' NR Narayana Murthy were on the boards of Fiat and HSBC respectively, while Naina Lal Kidwai serves as a director at Nestle. Francisco D'Souza is the CEO of which company?
[Category: Business News Current Affairs]
[A] Capgemini
[B] Cognizant
[C] iGate
[D] MindTree


5. With a towering height of 70 feet, the world’s tallest statute of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled on Friday, 15 Feb 2013. ‘Bapu’ is seen standing affectionately with two children on either side in the bronze statue constructed in the state. Funded by the state government, the Rs 10 crore statue, inclusive of a 30-feet-high pedestal, has been built by Delhi-based sculptor Ramsutar and Sons. With this, the Parliament statue in New Delhi where the ‘Father of the Nation’ is in a meditating pose, becomes the second tallest Gandhi statue with a height of 16 feet. Where did this statue come up?
[Category: India Updated Current Affairs]
[A] Rajghat, New Delhi
[B] Sabarmati, Gujarat
[C] Patna, Bihar
[D] Mumbai, Maharashtra


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Daily General Knowledge Quiz with Answers: 17 Feb 2013

1. Who is the only player in the history of cricket to have taken more than 400 wickets and scored more than 5,000 runs in Tests?
[Category: Cricket GK]
[A] Ravi Shastri
[B] Alan Border
[C] Kapil Dev
[D] Gary Sobers


2. BEE is an agency of the Government of India, under the Ministry of Power created in March 2002 under the provisions of the nation's 2001 Energy Conservation Act. What does BEE stands for?
[Category: UPSC GK]
[A] Bureau of Energy Enablement
[B] Bureau of Energy Efficiency
[C] Bureau of Environmental Energy
[D] Bureau of Enhanced Energy


3. Indian Ministry of Finance launched which scheme on February 15, 2011 to make banking facility available to all citizens and to get 5 crore accounts opened by Mar 2012?
[Category: Banking GK]
[A] Swabhiman
[B] Udisha
[C] Pooled Finance Development Fund Scheme
[D] National Social Assistance Scheme


4. Which Government agency/institution has the motto "Industry, Impartiality, Integrity"?
[Category: India GK]
[A] Research and Analysis Wing
[B] Delhi Police
[C] Central Bureau of Investigation
[D] Indian Army


5. How many districts are there in Uttar Pradesh?
[Category: States GK]
[A] 63
[B] 75
[C] 79
[D] 82


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International Bank Brands Logo: 17 Feb 2013

17 February 2013 Logo Quiz.
Guess the logo?
[Category: International Banks Operating in India]
Hint:The bank was set up by Government of Singapore in June 1968 to take over the industrial financing activities from the Economic Development Board.



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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Current Affairs Questions Answers - 16 February 2013

1. Pointing out that the aim of Comptroller and Auditor-General of India was to make the executive accountable, CAG of India on Friday, 15 Feb 2013, said his office was looking into the VVIP AgustaWestland chopper contract. It is a well known fact that CAG's reports on various scams, which have directly pointed fingers to Congress-led UPA have annoyed the central govt. Can you name the current Comptroller and Auditor General of India?
[Category: National News Current Affairs]
[A] VN Kaul
[B] Vinod Rai
[C] V. Narahari Rao
[D] B B Tandon


2. In a shocking turn of events, the mother of Geetika Sharma, the airhostess who had committed suicide claiming to be harassed by former Haryana Minister in Congress Govt. and MDLR group chief, has also killed herself. Anuradha Sharma, the mother of Geetika Sharma, was found dead at their residence and a TV channel further reported that a suicide note mentioning MDLR group chief and his aide Aruna Chadha has been recovered from her residence. Can you name the minister who has been accused in this case?
[Category: Nation Current Affairs]
[A] Gopal Kanda
[B] Shiv Charan Sharma
[C] Prahalad Singh Gillankhera
[D] OP Jain


3. This year, Valentine's Day wasn't just about roses and teddy bears, but about one billion woman coming together to celebrate all women, as well as to protest violence against them. It was also a day to protest violence against women. The day saw not just women, but men too, participate in this global campaign. Women organizations, NGOs, colleges and many other people participated in this event, which was held at the Parliament Street in New Delhi on 14th February 2013. What is the name of the Eve Ensler's global campaign?
[Category: World India News Current Affairs]
[A] One Billion Women
[B] One Billion Strength
[C] One Billion Rising
[D] One Billion Awakening


4. State-run fuel retailers have decided to raise petrol prices by Rs ________ a litre and diesel by 45 paise per litre, excluding local tax, from 15th Feb 2013, Friday, midnight. The actual pump price would be a little higher, as per the tax (VAT) rate in each state. This is the first petrol price hike of this year and comes within a month of a 30-paise reduction announced on January 18. But for diesel, it is the second straight increase in a month; the last raise was by 45 paise a litre, excluding tax, on January 18.
[Category: India Business Current Affairs]
[A] 0.50
[B] 0.80
[C] 1.20
[D] 1.50


5. President Pranab Mukherjee, and the two Governors Bharat Vir Wanchoo and MK Narayanan - the three key decision makers who were involved in finalising the deal AgustaWestland 101 helicopter deal - enjoy Constitutional immunity. The UPA government's factsheet on the AgustaWestland helicopter deal can bring embarrassment for the Congress as it categorically states that the tender was finalised in 2005 - a time when President Pranab was the defence minister, Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi was India Air Force Chief, Wanchoo headed the SPG while Narayanan was the National Security Advisor. But the CBI seeking to question President Pranab and the two governors seems highly unlikely as they enjoy Constitutional immunity. Wanchoo is now the Governor of ________ while Narayanan is the Governor of ___________. Both of them by virtue of being governors enjoy immunity under the Constitution.
[Category: News India Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Kerala and West Bengal
[B] Goa and West Bengal
[C] Goa and Jharkhand
[D] Karnataka and West Bengal


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Daily GK Test Quiz : 16 February 2013

1. Who won the 2013 Australian Open – Women's Singles tennis tournament played on 26th Jan 2013?
[Category: Sports GK]
[A] Maria Sharapova
[B] Li Na
[C] Sloane Stephens
[D] Victoria Azarenka


2. In which year Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was nationalized?
[Category: IBPS CWE GK]
[A] 1949
[B] 1950
[C] 1951
[D] 1952


3. Konark Sun Temple is a 13th century Sun Temple and is a World Heritage Site. Which ruler/king get it constructed?
[Category: Bank History Exam GK]
[A] Anantavarman Codaganga
[B] Narasimhadeva I
[C] Bhanudeva IV
[D] Ananga Bhima Deva II


4. Vijay Amritraj is a former Indian player, sports commentator and actor. Which sports he was playing?
[Category: Sports GK]
[A] Chess
[B] Snooker
[C] Tennis
[D] Badminton


5. AICTE is responsible for proper planning and coordinated development of the technical education and management education system in India. What does AICTE stands for?
[Category: Education GK]
[A] All India Committee for Technical Education
[B] Advanced Indian Co-ordination for Technical Education
[C] All India Council for Technical Education
[D] Academic India Council for Technical Education


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International Bank Brands Logo: 16 Feb 2013

16 February 2013 Logo Quiz.
Guess the logo?
[Category: International Banks Operating in India]
Hint:An Australian multinational bank with businesses across New Zealand, Fiji, Asia, USA and the United Kingdom.



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Friday, February 15, 2013

Current Affairs Question Answers February 15, 2013

1. India Index Services & Products announced the exclusion of software service exporter Wipro Ltd and power equipment maker Siemens Ltd from Nifty index in a statement on Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013. India Index Services & Products Ltd said both companies would be removed from the National Stock Exchange's 50-stock index, or Nifty, on April 1, 2013. Which two companies would be replacing these companies in the NIFTY?
[Category: Business and Trade Current Affairs]
[A] IndusInd Bank Ltd and NMDC Ltd
[B] Development Credit Bank Ltd and NMDC Ltd
[C] Yes Bank Ltd and Sesa Goa Ltd
[D] IndusInd Bank Ltd and Tata Motors Ltd


2. The Supreme Court on Friday, 14 Feb 2013, held that telecom companies which were unsuccessful in availing fresh 2G spectrum and those which did not participate in the auction process will cease to operate "forthwith". However, telecom companies which were successful in the fresh auction held last year in 2012 will be asked to start their services in the respective circles immediately, the court ruled. In which month the fresh auctions took place last year?
[Category: India Trade and Industry Current Affairs]
[A] September
[B] October
[C] November
[D] December


3. Indian IT firm Mahindra Satyam announced on 15 Feb 2013 that it has acquired 51 per cent majority stake in Brazilian SAP consulting services provider. Brazil is the second fastest growing geography globally for enterprise solutions provider, SAP. The current spend on IT by companies in Brazil is approximately USD 70 billion, with USD 36 billion being spent on services and software. Can you name the company acquired by Mahindra Satyam?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Complex IT
[B] AufaIT
[C] Inventis IT
[D] Systema IT


4. South Africa's superstar sprinter Oscar Pistorius appeared in court today to face charges that he murdered his model girlfriend on Valentine's Dayon 14th feb 2013. Pistorius, who made history when he became the first double-amputee to compete against able-bodied athletes at the Olympics last year, is accused of killing blonde cover girl Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot four times with a 9mm pistol registered in Pistorius's name. By what nickname he is known worldwide(Because of his carbon fibre prostheses)?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Iron Runner
[B] Blade Runner
[C] Carbon Runner
[D] Fibre Runner


5. Tripura on Thursday set a new record for the country's highest-ever voter turnout with 93 % polling in the Assembly elections which was by and large peaceful. Tripura had a record polling of 91.22 per cent in the last Assembly polls in 2008, which was so far the highest in the country. The state has a total electorate of 23,55,446 voters. “Over 92 percent of the 23.5 lakh (2.35 million) voters have cast their votes across the state,” said Chief Electoral Officer Ashutosh Jindal. The ballots will be counted on which date?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] 20 Feb 2013
[B] 28 Feb 2013
[C] 2 March 2013
[D] 14 March 2013


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Daily GK Updates Quiz: 15 Feb 2013

1. "The Discovery of India" was written by India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The book became the basis of the 53-episode Indian television series which was first broadcasted in 1988. Can you name the TV series?
[Category: Indian History GK]
[A] Nav Bharat Ka Sapna
[B] Bharat Ki Khoj
[C] India Undiscovered
[D] Bharat Ek Khoj


2. Who was the first Finance Minister of independent India?
[Category: Indian Modern History GK]
[A] Liaquat Ali Khan
[B] R. K. Shanmukham Chetty
[C] John Mathai
[D] Abdur Rahim


3. ICMR, New Delhi, the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research, is one of the oldest and largest medical research bodies in the world. What does ICMR stands for?
[Category: Online GK]
[A] Indian College of Medical Research
[B] Institute of Clinical Medical Research
[C] Indian Clinical Medical Research
[D] Indian Council of Medical Research


4. Who is considered as the Father of Indian Navy?
[Category: India Interesting Facts GK]
[A] Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosale
[B] Sir William Edward Parry
[C] Ram Dass Katari
[D] Sir Charles Thomas Mark Pizey


5. An Indian-origin woman who has been running a community service was selected for this year's Order of Australia Medal for her contribution to the Indian community on 30 Jan 2013. Can you name her?
[Category: World News GK]
[A] Joyce Westrip
[B] Krishna Arora
[C] Mala Mehta
[D] Vettath Rajkumar


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Daily Logo Quiz for Banks: 15 Feb 2013

15 February 2013 Logo Quiz.
Guess the logo?
[Category: International Banks Operating in India]
Hint:It was founded by Alfred Escher in 1856 under the name Schweizerische Kreditanstalt in order to fund the development of Switzerland's rail system.



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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Feb Current Affairs Question Answers - 14 February 2013

1. Voting for the Tripura assembly elections began on Thursday, 14th Feb 2013, amidst tight security. In all, 23,55,446 people, about half of them women, are eligible to exercise their franchise to decide the fate of 249 candidates, including 15 women and many independents. Apprehending trouble by separatist outfits and possible violence, a record 40,000 paramilitary and other security personnel have been deployed, while two air surveillance teams led by senior police officials are conducting air surveillance. What is the number of members in the Assembly in Tripura for which elections are underway?
[Category: India Political News and Current Affairs]
[A] 60
[B] 62
[C] 67
[D] 72


2. Centre for Science and Environment's (CSE) analysis of government data and the Global Burden of Disease report's data on India has shown that it is the fifth leading cause of death in India after high blood pressure, indoor air pollution, tobacco smoking and poor nutrition, with about 620,000 premature deaths occurring from the diseases related to it. What is it?
[Category: Environment Current Affairs]
[A] Alcohol
[B] Sexually Transmitted Diseases
[C] Air pollution
[D] Sanitation Hygiene


3. The Samajwadi Party on Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013, nominated popular stand-up comedian Raju Srivastava as the party's candidate for the 2014 general elections. Now, he is all set to face Congress's sitting MP and Union minister Sriprakash Jaiswal in the constituency. Raju Srivastava has been named candidate for which parliamentary constituency by SP?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Itawah
[B] Kanpur
[C] Amethi
[D] Lakhimpur Khiri


4. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Wednesday froze the bank accounts of two Sahara group companies and attached their properties for lapses in the refund of Rs __________ crore they had raised from investors. The market regulator also ordered a freeze on the bank accounts and properties of group chief Subrata Roy Sahara and three other top officials. The orders against Sahara India Real Estate Corporation (SIREC) and Sahara Housing Investment Corporation (SHIC) came after the Supreme Court pulled up the two companies last week, seeking an explanation for their alleged non-compliance with its order to refund by November 30 last year the sum they had raised through optional fully convertible debentures.
[Category: Business News Current Affairs]
[A] 12000
[B] 16000
[C] 20000
[D] 24000


5. India's exports rose for the first time in nine months in January. Exports in January grew ______% to $25.5 billion compared with the year ago month, while imports rose 6.1% to $45.6 billion, data released by the commerce and industry ministry on Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013, showed. The trade deficit has now widened to nearly $20 billion from $16.7 billion a year ago, just short of the all-time high of $21 billion in October. Although demand for Indian merchandise in the West is still low, the latest trade data has brought optimism among some officials that the situation will improve.
[Category: Economy News and Current Affairs]
[A] 0.53
[B] 0.64
[C] 0.77
[D] 0.82


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GK Questions Answers for 14 February 2013

1. MCX-SX, India's third full-fledged equity bourse after BSE and NSE, went live on Monday, February 11, 2013 with its 40-stock Index. What is the name of its 40-stock index?
[Category: Business and Trade GK]
[A] MSX40
[B] SX30
[C] SX40
[D] SX50


2. "Pure for Sure" was the tagline used in an intense campaign by a leading Indian company. Can you name the company whose tagline is this?
[Category: Marketing Advertising GK]
[A] Reliance Fresh
[B] Bharat Petroleum
[C] Aashirwad Atta
[D] Indian Oil Corporation


3. Who has been called "the father of the Green Revolution"?
[Category: Samanya Gyan GK]
[A] Norman Borlaug
[B] Verghese Kurien
[C] M. S. Swaminathan
[D] Ryoichi Sasakawa


4. MAT is the minimum tax to be paid by a company even though the company is not making any profit. What is MAT?
[Category: Banking GK]
[A] Minimum Allowed Tax
[B] Minimum Applicable Tax
[C] Minimum Amount Tax
[D] Minimum Alternate Tax


5. NASA is the agency of the United States government that is responsible for the nation's civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research. What does NASA stands for?
[Category: GK]
[A] National Aeronautics and Space Agency
[B] National Aeronautics and Space Administration
[C] National Aero Space Agency
[D] National Aeronautics System Administration


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Banks Logo Quiz Game : 14 February 2013

14 February 2013 Logo Quiz.
Identify the logo?
[Category: International Banks Operating in India]
Hint:It is one of the major international banks founded in 1812 in Newyork, USA.



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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February 2013 Current Affairs Daily Feed - 13 Feb 2013

1. Italian investigators on Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 alleged that Italy's biggest defence company bribed S P Tyagi when he was chief of the Indian Air Force to for the VVIP chopper deal in favour of the company. The CEO of the company, Giuseppe Orsi, has been arrested over allegations he paid bribes to secure a deal to sell 12 helicopters to India. India, the world's largest weapons importer, has a history of corruption in defence deals. A multi-million dollar scandal in the 1980s over the purchase of Swedish Bofors artillery guns contributed to an electoral defeat for the then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. Can you name the Italian company which is under scanner for this scam?
[Category: Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Westland
[B] Agusta
[C] Finmeccanica
[D] AgustaWestland


2. On 12th Feb 2013, nearly two months after retiring as the Chairman of Tata Group, Ratan Tata is taking up a new role by joining hands with global leaders, including former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin and WTO Director General Pascal Lamy, to launch the GOC. The GOC brings together eminent people from different parts of the world for a new initiative to restore health and productivity to the ocean. What is GOC?
[Category: News and Current Affairs]
[A] Global Ocean Commission
[B] Global Ocean Committee
[C] Global Organization Committee
[D] Green Ocean Commission


3. In a surprising move, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive board on Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013, agreed to drop wrestling from 2020 Olympics. The IOC executive board met in Lausanne and decided to remove wrestling, part of the Olympics since the first modern Games in 1896 in Athens, from the list of 25 'core' sports. Wrestling will now join the seven shortlisted sports which are baseball/softball, karate, sport climbing, squash, wakeboarding and _________, vying for the inclusion in the 2020 Olympics as an additional 28th sport. The decision, however, is not final and all eight sports (their respective international federations) are scheduled to make presentations to the executive board at a meeting in St Petersburg, Russia, in May.
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Taekwondo
[B] Wushu
[C] Kabaddi
[D] Rugby


4. In a blow to ruling Congress led UPA government, the Central Bureau of Investigation Director was quizzed by the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Tuesday over the prosecutor-accused nexus issue in the 2G scam. Meanwhile, the CBI preliminary inquiry is widening its focus on the other accused as well. The CBI director appeared before the JPC on Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013, and admitted to a collusion between its prosecutor and Unitech MD Sanjay Chandra. Who was the prosecuter from CBI?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] PC Chacko
[B] A Raja
[C] Shahid Balwa
[D] AK Singh


5. US President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday, 12 February 2013, that about half the US force in Afghanistan will withdraw by early 2014, bringing the United States one step closer to wrapping up the costly, unpopular war. Obama said that, this drawdown will continue. And by the end of next year, the war in Afghanistan will be over. The announcement came a month after Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai agreed in Washington on a plan to slightly speed up the handover of combat operations in Afghanistan, with Afghan forces taking the lead role throughout the country this spring. What are the number of troops that will be withdrawn in early 2014?
[Category: World Political Current Affairs]
[A] 20000
[B] 34000
[C] 47000
[D] 52000


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