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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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