Tuesday, January 1, 2013

1 January 2013: Current Affairs Question Answers Quiz

1. As announced on 31st December 2012, the former secretary of the Department of Ocean Development, A.E. Muthunayagam, will receive the prestigious award instituted by the Astronautical Society of India (ASI), for 2010 and V.K. Saraswat, Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister, will receive the award for 2011. They have been selected for their achievements in rocketry. What is the name of the award?
[Category: National News Current Affairs]
[A]Satish Dhawan award
[B]Sarabhai awad
[C]Bhaskara award
[D]Aryabhatta award

2. This Chief Minister's artwork will be on display in Town Hall between January 2 and 18. However, the organisers have decided that the paintings will not be put to auction. Around 250 artworks of the chief minister will be exhibited at the annexure gallery of Town Hall. Whos is this chief minister?
[Category: 2013 Current Affairs]
[A]Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal
[B]Narendra Modi, Gujarat
[C]Nitish Kumar, Bihar
[D]Naveen Patnaik, Orissa

3. Kingfisher Airlines’ flying permit, suspended by the Directorate General Of Civil Aviation ( DGCA), expired on 31st December 2012. The airline has already applied for renewal but the proposal is on hold till the time the aviation regulator gives a nod to restart operations. However, the airline put up a brave face, saying there was no cause for concern as regulations permitted licence renewal within ________ year(s).
[Category: Companies & Industry Current Affairs]

4. On 31st December 2012, State Bank of India (SBI) has launched a mobile wallet which offers facilities such as fund transfer, bill payment, balance inquiry, mini statement, mobile top-ups and DTH recharge to name a few. The service, initially launched in Mumbai and Delhi, is available over Wallet Application and plain text SMS. SBI has tied up with a private service provider Oxigen for round-the-clock money transfer and other services. What is the name of the scheme/wallet?
[Category: 2013 Bank Current Affairs]
[B]MobiSBI Easy
[C]MobiCash Easy
[D]MobiState Cash

5. UPA's much hyped scheme of direct cash transfer of subsidy to bank accounts of beneficiaries begins on Tuesday, 1st January 2013, across 20 districts of the country with Finance Minister P Chidambaram describing the move as a "game-changer". The programme, will cover a select ________ schemes like educational scholarship for SC/ST and OBC and widow pension. Food, fertilisers, diesel and kerosene have already been kept out. The UPA government on Monday scaled down the launch of its ambitious direct cash transfer scheme to 20 districts instead of 43 as planned earlier, keeping LPG also out of its ambit for now.
[Category: News Economy Current Affairs]

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