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2013 Current Affairs Daily Series - 4 March 2013

1. Which airlines has approached the aviation ministry on 4th March 2013 to acquire six slots(4 domestic and 2 international) which got vacant after the cancellation of Kingfisher Airlines' international flying rights and domestic slots?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Jet Airways
[B] IndiGo
[C] Indian Airlines
[D] SpiceJet

2. The official transit passbook (community rights to harvest and sell bamboo under the Forest Rights Act, 2006) for cultivation and harvest of bamboo was given to Jamguda Gram Sabha, Kalahandi, Odisha on 3rd March 2013 by Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh. Can you name the first village in the country to have been given bamboo transit passbooks in April 2011?
[Category: UPSC Current Affairs]
[A] Mendha Lekha, Gadchiroli, Maharashtra
[B] Chandwa, Latehar, Jharkhand
[C] Barwadih, Latehar, Jharkhand
[D] Chhuri, Korba, Chattisgarh

3. During a scientific conference in Atlanta on Sunday 3rd March 2013, a team of medical researchers announced that a baby born with the AIDS virus appears to have been cured after being treated with an aggressive regimen of drugs. This is the first case of a “functional cure” in an infant infected with AIDS virus. Which virus causes AIDS?
[Category: Medical Current Affairs]
[A] SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV)
[B] Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
[C] HA: (hemagglutinin)
[D] Bundibugyo virus (BDBV)

4. Irom Sharmila is an activist from Manipur, who has been on fast for about 12 years demanding repeal of controversial AFSPA. She has been charged with Section 309 (attempt to commit suicide) of IPC for fasting at Jantar Mantar in Delhi and is appeared in court today on March 4, 2013. What is AFSPA?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Armed Forces Security Powers Act
[B] Armed Forces (Special Protection) Act
[C] Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act
[D] Armed Forces (Security and Protection) Act

5. Which controversial politician and a minister in UP Government resigned from the state cabinet on Monday, 4th March 2013, after he was booked for an alleged conspiracy to kill Deputy Superintendent of Police Zia-ul-Haque in Pratapgarh district?
[Category: States Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Gulshan Yadav
[B] Hari Om Srivastava
[C] Shahid Siddiqui
[D] Raghuraj Pratap Singh


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