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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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