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Friday, May 10, 2013

10 May 2013 - Current Affairs Questions with Answers

1. The Union Cabinet gave in-principle approval to the policy to set up aviation hubs across the country on Thursday 9th May 2013. However Prime Minister Manmohan Singh set up an inter-ministerial committee to remove differences over a policy to set up aviation hubs in the country after petroleum minister Veerappa Moily strongly opposed civil aviation minister Ajit Singh's proposal to ease tariff regime on ATF as part of the policy at a meeting of the Union Cabinet. What is ATF?
[Category: UPSC Exam Prep Current Affairs]
[A] Aviation Turbine Fuel
[B] Aviation Transmission Fuel
[C] Aviation Torque Fuel
[D] Anti Tarmac Fuel


2. The Supreme Court on Thursday, 9th May 2013 dismissed the bail petition of Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party president in a case of disproportionate assets, saying his release could hamper probe against him. Who is the president of this party?
[Category: State Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Vijay Sai Reddy
[B] Nimmagadda Prasad
[C] G. Somashekara Reddy
[D] YS Jaganmohan Reddy


3. Which group has picked up US-based private equity investor TPG's 9.9 per cent stake in Shriram Transport Finance in the open market via block deals on 9th May 2013?
[Category: MBA Entrance Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Aditya Birla Group
[B] Piramal Group
[C] Mafatlal Group
[D] BPTP Ltd


4. Delhi Metro launches online smart card recharge on 9th May 2013 in a move to make services “more and more automated” by allowing passengers to recharge their Metro smart cards through the internet. The new facility allows commuters to top up their smart cards through credit and debit cards by visiting www.delhimetrorail.com or www.dmrcsmartcard.com which will guide them through a recharge procedure. The facility was launched by DMRC MD. Can you name him?
[Category: Railway Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Anuj Dayal
[B] E. Sreedharan
[C] Mangu Singh
[D] Chajju Singh


5. Year 2013 is declared as what by the Union Cabinet of India on 9 May 2013?
[Category: Civil Services Exam Current Affairs]
[A] Forest Conservation Year
[B] Water Conservation Year
[C] Solar Energy Year
[D] Green Energy Year


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