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Current GK and News Updates Quiz Daily - 25 March 2013

1. The finance ministry has lowered interest rates on Public Provident Fund (PPF), five-year and 10-year National Savings Certificates (NSC) by 0.1 percent each, with effect from April 1. What will be the new rate of interest on PPF post 1st April 2013?
[Category: Economic Current Affairs]
[A] 8.5 %
[B] 8.6 %
[C] 8.7 %
[D] 8.8 %


2. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and global outsourcing services firm Capgemini have been awarded contracts worth USD 43 million (about Rs 233 crore) each from which counry's postal services department to operate and manage its applications?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Germany
[B] Norway
[C] Spain
[D] Brazil


3. Who has won the Pond’s Femina Miss India 2013 on 24 March 2013?
[Category: India Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Sobhita Dhulipala
[B] Zoya Afroz
[C] Gail Nicole Da Silva
[D] Navneet Kaur Dhillon


4. Which college in India has successfully deployed Cisco TelePresence videoconferencing and Cisco WebEx technologies as part of a cross-campus technology initiative that will benefit 11,000 students and 700 teachers with access to business leaders and guest lecturers around the globe on 25th March 2013?
[Category: Current GK and Current Affairs]
[A] XLRI, Jamshedpur
[B] IIT, Delhi
[C] BITS, Pilani
[D] IIM, Ahmedabad


5. Hundreds of widows of Vrindavan, city of Lord Krishna, broke centuries old social barriers when they came to play Holi on Sunday 24th March 2013 with thakurji(Krishna) and among themselves and others. The organization which organized this said that it is an attempt to bring widows to mainstream and help in their social assimilation. Which organization organized this event?
[Category: Social Current Affairs]
[A] Sulabh International
[B] Jago Re
[C] Jagriti
[D] Sabla


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