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2013 March Latest Current Affairs Daily Quiz for 13 March 2013

1. On Tuesday, 12 March 2013, India tested an Indian version of the US military’s Tomahawk cruise missile, which became an icon of high-tech warfare through CNN video footage during the 1991 Gulf War of Tomahawk’s flying through the streets of Baghdad and entering target buildings through open windows. It achieved only partial success and it was developed by the Defence R&D Organisation (DRDO). Can you name this missile?
[Category: India Current GK Current Affairs]
[A] Abhay
[B] Ajey
[C] Vijay
[D] Nirbhay


2. The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday, 12 March 2013, said the allocation of coal blocks prima facie seemed to be arbitrary and the procedure adopted by the government does not appear to be legal. It warned of cancelling the blocks if procedures were not followed. The court directed the CBI not to share information of its probe into the scam with the "political executive" which is the central government in this case. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has estimated a loss of Rs.____________ crore to the exchequer in the controversial allocation of coal blocks by the government.
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] 50000
[B] 75000
[C] 1 Lakh
[D] 1.86 Lakh


3. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday, 12 March 2013, attended the national day celebrations of which country as the chief guest?
[Category: Political News Current Affairs]
[A] Mauritius
[B] Bhutan
[C] Indonesia
[D] Myanmar


4. The factory output as measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) had contracted by 0.6 per cent in December and by 0.8 per cent in November. Howevere as per the latest data revealed on Tuesday, 12 March 2013, slight improvement in the manufacturing and power sectors helped industrial output to grow _______ per cent in January, indicating a fragile recovery.
[Category: Industry Current Affairs]
[A] 1.2
[B] 2.4
[C] 2.6
[D] 2.7


5. Which company on Tuesday, 12 March 2013, has launched its specialised logistics company, DotZot, which, it claims, will be the first pan-India delivery network across 2,300 cities focusing exclusively on the e-commerce space?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] DHL
[B] BlueDart
[C] DTDC Courier & Cargo
[D] Blazeflash


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