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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Daily Current Affairs Online Magazine: 6 January 2013

1. P.A. Sangma, who broke away with the NCP last year to contest the Presidential elections, on Saturday, 5th January 2013, launched National People’s Party (NPP) and joined hands with the BJP-led NDA. Launching the NPP at the “national level”, Mr. Sangma said it has been active for long as a recognised party from Manipur. What will be the national symbol of the party?
[Category: UPSC Current Affairs]
[A] Bow Arrow
[B] Book
[C] Peacock
[D] Matka(Earthern Pot)

2. A Punjabi woman from Mumbai, has emerged as the winner of Rs5 crore on TV game show Kaun Banega Crorepati 6 (KBC). While the 36-year-old was born in Chandigarh, she moved to Mumbai after her marriage to Manmeet Singh, 42, an actor. The couple have two daughters. The episode, shot on January 4, will be aired on January 11 and 12. Can you name the winner?
[Category: KBC Current Affairs]
[A] Sunmeet Kaur Sawhney
[B] Balwinder Kaur Sawhney
[C] Navneet Kaur Sawhney
[D] Gurpreet Kaur Sawhney

3. Indian scientists will soon join a growing international community of researchers looking for super-earths outside the solar system. Announced on 5th Jan 2013, a new telescope is to be set up by Bangalore-based scientists in the Himalayas. The work on this world’s largest solar telescope is likely to commence in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir by the end of this year. While the Rs 300-crore NLST will study the sun, the facility can also be used at night to look for planets outside the solar system. The NLST is expected to be ready by 2017. What is NLST?
[Category: Banking Current Affairs]
[A] National Longitudinal Solar Telescope
[B] New Ladakh Solar Telescope
[C] National Large Solar Telescope
[D] National Lake Side Telescope

4. As announced on 5th Jan 2013, the government is set to introduce _______ audit and yearly ______ footprint disclosures in annual reports a mandatory feature for companies. The move is aimed at encouraging companies registered in India to adopt the best international practices on ________ use efficiency. The corporate ________ footprint is defined as the total volume of ________ that is used directly or indirectly to run and support a business.
[Category: Business News Current Affairs]
[A] Oil
[B] Solar Energy
[C] Water
[D] Green Energy

5. This automaker is planning to start export of its motorcycles before the end of this financial year, looking at neighbouring markets as well as Africa and Latin America for exports. Currently, the company sells a miniscule number of its scooters to countries including Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.On Friday, 4th Jan 2013, it unveiled two motorcycles—Centuro and Pantero—in the 110 cc segment, marking its re-entry into the motorcycle segment. The products will be made available in the market in another four-five weeks. Can you name the auto maker?
[Category: Industry Current Affairs]
[A] Bajaj Auto
[B] Mahindra 2 Wheelers
[C] Honda Motors
[D] Hero Motocorp


Unknown January 8, 2013 at 3:34 AM  

The ans of Q.2) is.....[A] Sunmeet Kaur Sawhney