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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Current Affairs Daily Updates Quiz - 19 Feb 2013

1. ONGC creates world record on drilling deepest water depth well. ONGC's chartered-hired ultradeep water drillship __________ has set a world record for drilling well in deepest water depth by an offshore drilling rig, company said in a statement on 18 Feb 2013. The rig has spudded well NA7-1 in exploratory block KG-DWN-2004/1 in east coast India at a water depth of 3165m (10,385 feet) on January 23, 2013. Thereafter, it successfully lowered and latched subsea BOP and riser on wellhead on February 09, 2013 to drill further to TD 5625m.
[Category: National News Current Affairs]

2. A Maldives court has issued fresh arrest warrant on 18th February 2013 against former Maldives President who has taken political asylum in the Indian High Commission. The court has given the police time till Wednesday 4 pm to produce the former President before it. This has prompted the police to ask Maldivian foreign ministry to contact the Indian High Commission. Can you name this former Maldives President?
[Category: World Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Hamid Abdul Ghafoor
[B] Mohammed Waheed Hassan
[C] Mohamed Nasheed
[D] D M Mulay

3. Out to woo Indian businesses and students, British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday, 18 February 2013, announced his country would introduce speedy visa services for investors and said there would be no limit on the number of students from here studying there. Cameron, who is accompanied by the largest-ever trade delegation, also said India should continue to reduce trade barriers to create better opportunities for British companies. What is the time mentioned by British PM for visa services for investors?
[Category: Business News Current Affairs]
[A] 1 Day
[B] 2 Days
[C] 4 Days
[D] 1 Week

4. On Monday, 18 Feb 2013, the government cleared a proposal to allow 4Glicence holders to also offer voice calling services. The Telecom Commission, the highest decision-making body in the communications ministry, on Monday allowed holders of so-called 4G spectrum, until now permitted to provide only high-speed Internet services on mobiles, to offer voice calls to customers by paying an additional __________ crore for a pan-India licence. MukeshAmbani-controlled Reliance is the only company that holds pan-India 4G permits.
[Category: Business and Economy Current Affairs]
[A] 1000
[B] 1658
[C] 1763
[D] 1986

5. Nagaland Minister Imkong L. Imchen has resigned from the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) government as per the statement released by a party official on Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013. Mr. Imchen put in his papers after the Election Commission authorities seized cash amounting to more than Rs.1 crore and weapons from his vehicle on Monday by troopers of Assam Rifles. This is the second big cash seizure in poll-bound Nagaland. On Saturday, election officials seized Rs. 1 crore in cash from NPF candidate H. Nyemli Phom after his helicopter landed at the Assam Rifles helipad in Longleng district. Imkong L. Imchen was handling which ministry in the current ruling Govt.?
[Category: State Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Health & Family Welfare
[B] Finance
[C] Agriculture
[D] Home