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Friday, February 15, 2013

Current Affairs Question Answers February 15, 2013

1. India Index Services & Products announced the exclusion of software service exporter Wipro Ltd and power equipment maker Siemens Ltd from Nifty index in a statement on Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013. India Index Services & Products Ltd said both companies would be removed from the National Stock Exchange's 50-stock index, or Nifty, on April 1, 2013. Which two companies would be replacing these companies in the NIFTY?
[Category: Business and Trade Current Affairs]
[A] IndusInd Bank Ltd and NMDC Ltd
[B] Development Credit Bank Ltd and NMDC Ltd
[C] Yes Bank Ltd and Sesa Goa Ltd
[D] IndusInd Bank Ltd and Tata Motors Ltd

2. The Supreme Court on Friday, 14 Feb 2013, held that telecom companies which were unsuccessful in availing fresh 2G spectrum and those which did not participate in the auction process will cease to operate "forthwith". However, telecom companies which were successful in the fresh auction held last year in 2012 will be asked to start their services in the respective circles immediately, the court ruled. In which month the fresh auctions took place last year?
[Category: India Trade and Industry Current Affairs]
[A] September
[B] October
[C] November
[D] December

3. Indian IT firm Mahindra Satyam announced on 15 Feb 2013 that it has acquired 51 per cent majority stake in Brazilian SAP consulting services provider. Brazil is the second fastest growing geography globally for enterprise solutions provider, SAP. The current spend on IT by companies in Brazil is approximately USD 70 billion, with USD 36 billion being spent on services and software. Can you name the company acquired by Mahindra Satyam?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Complex IT
[B] AufaIT
[C] Inventis IT
[D] Systema IT

4. South Africa's superstar sprinter Oscar Pistorius appeared in court today to face charges that he murdered his model girlfriend on Valentine's Dayon 14th feb 2013. Pistorius, who made history when he became the first double-amputee to compete against able-bodied athletes at the Olympics last year, is accused of killing blonde cover girl Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot four times with a 9mm pistol registered in Pistorius's name. By what nickname he is known worldwide(Because of his carbon fibre prostheses)?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Iron Runner
[B] Blade Runner
[C] Carbon Runner
[D] Fibre Runner

5. Tripura on Thursday set a new record for the country's highest-ever voter turnout with 93 % polling in the Assembly elections which was by and large peaceful. Tripura had a record polling of 91.22 per cent in the last Assembly polls in 2008, which was so far the highest in the country. The state has a total electorate of 23,55,446 voters. “Over 92 percent of the 23.5 lakh (2.35 million) voters have cast their votes across the state,” said Chief Electoral Officer Ashutosh Jindal. The ballots will be counted on which date?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] 20 Feb 2013
[B] 28 Feb 2013
[C] 2 March 2013
[D] 14 March 2013