Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Latest Current Affairs Questions Answers for 14 May 2013

1. Market regulator SEBI on Monday, 13 May 2013, extended the deadline for listed companies to comply with norms that bar employee benefit schemes and trusts from buying shares of their own firms from the secondary market, to which date?
[Category: Economy, Business and Finance Current Affairs]
[A] 30 June 2013
[B] 31 July 2013
[C] 30 November 2013
[D] 31 December 2013

2. On Monday, 13 May 2013, IT services trade body Nasscom constituted a software product council on the recommendations of an expert committee headed by Infosys founder Narayana Murthy. Who is appointed as the head of this Nasscom Product Council?
[Category: Bank Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Ravi Guraj
[B] Ashok Soota
[C] Phaneesh Murthy
[D] Vineet Nayyar

3. Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India, awarded 35 nursing professionals for their services with devotion, sincerity, dedication and compassion in New Delhi on 12 May 2013. The awards were given on the occasion of international Nurses Day. This award was instituted by the Health Ministry to appreciate the selfless services rendered by Nurses with devotion, sincerity, dedication and compassion. Name the award?
[Category: Civil Services Exam, SSC Exams Current Affairs]
[A] National Mother Teresa Award
[B] National Nursing Award
[C] National Florence Nightingale Award
[D] National Medi Compession Award

4. The generic drug maker and US subsidiary of Ranbaxy pleaded guilty on Monday, 13 May 2013, to federal drug safety violations and will pay hefty fines to resolve claims that it sold subpar drugs and made false statements to the Food and Drug Administration about its manufacturing practices at two factories in India. What is the amount Ranbaxy agreed to pay to settle the dispute, which is also the largest settlement with a generic medicine maker till date?
[Category: UPSC Exams Current Affairs]
[A] $1000 million
[B] $500 million
[C] $250 million
[D] $100 million

5. The wholesale price index, India's main inflation measure, rose an annual 5.96 percent in March. As per official data released on 14th May 2013, what is the WPI inflation for the month of April 2013?
[Category: Entrance Exams Current Affairs]
[A] 4.89 %
[B] 4.96 %
[C] 5.29 %
[D] 5.83 %