Wednesday, February 27, 2013

2013 Current Affairs Daily Updates Quiz - 27 Feb 2013

1. Claiming that the "downturn is more or less over", the pre-Budget Economic Survey on Wednesday projected an optimistic 6.1 to 6.7 per cent growth in the next fiscal and made a strong call for cutting subsidises. The GDP growth for the current fiscal was estimated at 5 per cent. Who tabled the Survey in Parliament on Wednesday 27th February 2013?
[Category: Economy and Policy Current Affairs]
[A] P Chidambaram
[B] Manmohan Singh
[C] Pawan Kumar Bansal
[D] Montek Singh Ahluwalia

2. A day after his confirmation by the U.S. Senate, who sworn in as the next U.S. defense secretary on Wednesday, 27th Feb 2013?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] Leon Panetta
[B] James Forrestal
[C] Chuck Hagel
[D] Donald Rumsfeld

3. ISRO’s PSLV-C20 satellite launch vehicle carried seven satellites into orbit on 25th Feb 2013. One of those seven satellites was a ‘phonesat’. This nanosatellite contains a Google Nexus One smartphone; a Linux based processor, attitude & orbit control system and is powered by 8 pulsed plasma thrusters and a water-alcohol propulsion system. The phone’s camera shall be used for capturing images of the earth and with the help of 360 app shall be uploaded to its website. The smartphone also contains a Scream in Space app developed by Cambridge University Space Flight that will test the theory that no one can listen to you in space. The app will play videos of the best screams while in orbit and screams will be recorded using the smartphone’s own microphone. What name has been given to thsi satellite?
[Category: Space Technology Current Affairs]
[A] Surrey Sat
[B] Surrey TechSat
[C] STRphnd-2
[D] STRaND-1

4. Which state in India has become the first State in the country to ban manual scavenging and has barred the deployment of ‘safai karamcharis’ (cleaning staff) for manual sewer cleaning as per the announcement made by the Chief Minister of the state on Tuesday 26th Feb 2013?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Karnataka
[B] Delhi
[C] Punjab
[D] Haryana

5. As per the Economic Survey tabled in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday by Finance Minister P Chidambaram stated that despite negligible employment growth, the unemployment rate as per the current daily status (CDS method) fell from 8.2 per cent in 2004-5 to 6.6 per cent in 2009-10. According to the Economic Survey 2012-13, what is the number of unemployed persons in the country in 2009-10?
[Category: India Economic Current Affairs]
[A] 8 million
[B] 16 million
[C] 28 million
[D] 31 million

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