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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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