Skip to main content

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


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Email Etiquette Quiz

1. Which of the following is considered to be poor e-mail etiquette? [A]Have a proper sign off: Regards, Sincerely, etc. [B]Responding to messages as soon as possible [C]Using different colors/fonts/formatting to emphasize certain words [D]Keeping the message personal 2. What should be the tone of a professional email message? [A]Formal [B]Casual [C]Formal with slight usage of slangs [D]Conversational 3. What is the purpose of the BCc field? [A]To send copies of business e-mail to coworkers without the knowledge of boss [B]To respect contact's privacy [C]To keep e-mail looking clean [D]To send copies to anyone you want 4. What is the best way to send a very large attachment? [A]Compress the file (zip it up) [B]Send it first thing in the morning so that person can look into it with fresh mind [C]Send it only during weekend when traffic is low [D]Compress the file, then ask first when would be the best time to e-mail it 5. What is Flame? [A]A post or email message that exhibi

Krishna Janmashtami Quiz

1. Krishna Janmashtami is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the ____________ avatar of Vishnu. [A]Sixth [B]Seventh [C]Eighth [D]Ninth 2. Krishna was the son of? [A]Devaki [B]Vasudeva [C]Kansa [D]A & B 3. Janmashtami is an important festival particularly to which tradition of Hinduism? [A]Shaivism [B]Shaktism [C]Smartism [D]Vaishnavism 4. Which festival is celebrated every August/September, the day after Krishna Janmashtami mainly in Maharashtra? [A]Makhan Handi [B]Dahi Handi [C]Ghee Handi [D]Mitti Handi 5. In which city Bhagwan Krishna was born? [A]Dwarka [B]Vrindavan [C]Mathura [D]Kurukshetra 6. Janmashtami or Sri Krishna Jayanti celebrates the birthday of Krishna. It is also known by which name in Maharashtra and South India? [A]Gokulashtami [B]Bal Ashtami [C]Krishna Ashtami [D]Nandashtami 7. Fiji's Janmastami celebrations last for eight days, leading up to the eighth day, the day Krishna was born. Janmastami in Fiji is known as [A]G

Class 2 | Means of Communication | EVS General Awareness | Quiz

1. We keep in touch with everyone through- means of communication means of transport means of production none 2. Which of the following are personal means of communication? Letter Mobile e-mail All of the above 3. We post our letters in a - Wooden Box Almirah Letter box Bank 4. From where do we get postal stamps? Bank Post office Milk booth Grocery shop 5. Which of the following are means of mass communication? Radio Newspaper Telephone Radio and Newspaper 6. Which of the following is NOT a means of personal communication? Radio Letter Post card Fax 7. Which means of communication will you use to call your friend for your birthday party? Newspaper Television Mobile Letter 8. Urgent messages were earlier sent by telegram. The message in a telegram had to be ___________ as each word was paid for. Long Short No message is sent by telegram Very long 9. Which of the following are also called modern means of communication? Telephone Mobile e-mail All of the above 10. Which of the following i