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Monday, February 11, 2013

Daily GK Current Affairs Questions Answers: 11 February 2013

1. Hockey India League (HIL), a professional league for field hockey competition in India was contested among five franchisee-based teams (originally six) consisting of players from India and around the world. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has sanctioned the event and also provided a 30-day window at the beginning of next year so that all top players can participate. The first season of HIL was played from 14 January to 10 February. Which team won the inaugural HIL trophy on 10th Feb 2013?
[Category: Sports Hockey Current Affairs]
[A] Delhi Wave Riders
[B] Punjab Warriors
[C] Ranchi Rhinos
[D] Uttar Pradesh Wizards

2. BJP national president Rajnath Singh has appointed the new Uttarakhand unit chief on Sunday 10th Feb 2013. Rajnath Singh had held talks with the state's top leaders at his residence in New Delhi on Saturday morning. The new president's first challenge is to ensure good performance in the coming panchayat and local bodies' poll. Can you name the new BJP's Uttarakhand president?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Teerath Singh Rawat
[B] Trivendra Singh Rawat
[C] Bhagat Singh Koshiyari
[D] Ramesh Pokhriyal

3. At least 36 people were killed and scores of others injured on Sunday night in a stampede at Allahabad railway station teeming with thousands of pilgrims returning after a holy dip at the 'Maha Kumbh' in Allahabad. The tragic incident took place when more than 1.5 lakh devotees thronged Allahabad junction to board return trains for their respective destinations after Mauni Amavasya Snan. The UP government ordered an inquiry into the stampede and asked the Railways to make proper arrangements to clear rush of devotees and sanctioned an ex-gratia of Rs _______ lakh to the kin of each of the dead persons.
[Category: India News Current Affairs]
[A] Two
[B] Five
[C] Six
[D] Ten

4. The West Bengal government on Friday named Kolkata's former Joint Police Commissioner (crime) as the new Deputy Inspector General of Darjeeling range. The appointment comes on the eve of shutdown call by pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in the Darjeeling hills. She was Kolkata's first woman joint commissioner of police (crime) and endeared herself to the masses by her pursuit and cracking of the case involving the alleged rape of an Anglo-Indian woman in a moving car Feb 6 last year. Can you name her?
[Category: India Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Damayanti Sen
[B] Amongla Aier
[C] Meera Chadha Borwankar
[D] Tej Deep Kaur Menon

5. A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award) is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. The 55th Grammy Awards were held on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. indian Sitar legend Ravi Shankar was awarded a posthumous lifetime achievement Grammy nearly 2 months after his death. He also has won the best world music album Grammy for his album spanning a wide range of Indian classical styles. Can you name the album?
[Category: Entertainment News Current Affairs]
[A] Traveller
[B] Jabulani
[C] The Living Room Sessions Part 1
[D] Folila