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March Month Current Affairs - 17 March 2013

1. Which bank has announced on 17 March 2013, its plans to open about 1,200 branches in the country and another eight branch offices overseas, including China and the UK, in the next fiscal year?
[Category: Banking Current Affairs]
[A] Punjab National Bank
[B] ICICI Bank
[C] State Bank of India
[D] Axis Bank

2. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), Mumbai has been awarded the prestigious certification for its carbon emissions accounting by Bureau Veritas, a global leader in carbon certification worldwide, for the second year in a row. Last year, CSIA had become the first ever airport in India and the second in Asia to be recognised for its consistent efforts in reducing its carbon footprint. Which certifcate has been awarded to CSIA?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] ISO 9001:2000
[B] ISO 14064-1:2006
[C] ISO 18001:2008
[D] ISO 14005: 2003

3. Pakistan's PM has hailed as "a victory" for democracy the completion of a full term by an elected government for the first time in the country's history. Since Pakistan was founded in 1947, government were often overthrown in coups, toppled by political infighting or end in assassinations or murders. Who is the current PM of Pakistan?
[Category: World Political Current Affairs]
[A] Raja Pervez Ashraf
[B] Nawaz Sharif
[C] Hina Rabbani Khair
[D] Asif Ali Zardari

4. Bank of America announced on Friday that India's business tycoon would step down as it's board of director and instead join its global advisory council. Can you name him?
[Category: Corporate Current Affairs]
[A] Anil Ambani
[B] Ratan Tata
[C] Cyrus Mistry
[D] Mukesh Ambani

5. Who has won the Avantha Masters golf tournament at the Jaypee Greens course, Greater Noida, on Sunday 17 March 2013?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Gaganjeet Bhullar
[B] Thomas Aiken
[C] Liang Wenchong
[D] Jbe Kruger


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