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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Feb 2013 Current Affairs News and Quiz: 12 Feb 2013

1. Pope Benedict XVI, the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger who took office in 2005 following the death of his predecessor, said on Monday, 11th Feb 2013, that he will resign, citing his age and infirmity to explain the decision to become the first man to relinquish the role voluntarily since 1294. The Vatican said that the papacy would remain vacant until a successor is chosen. Which date has been announced by Pope for his resignation?
[Category: World News Current Affairs]
[A] 15 February 2013
[B] 20 February 2013
[C] 28 February 2013
[D] 15 March 2013

2. Reliance Communications announced on Monday, 11 Feb 2013, that it has outsourced operations and management of its network in northern and western India to another company in an $ 1 billion agreement spread over eight years. The contract would cover one lakh kilometres of fiber and mobile infrastructure in 11 telecom circles of RCom, across North and West of India including Delhi and Mumbai, a joint statement by the two companies. To which company Reliance has outsourced?
[Category: Business News and Current Affairs]
[A] Ericsson
[B] Cisco
[C] Juniper Networks
[D] EMC2

3. The government will pay ___________ crore additional cash subsidy to state-owned fuel retailers to make up for part of the revenue they lost on selling auto and cooking fuel below cost this fiscal. The Finance Ministry on February 7, 2013 issued a "comfort letter" to Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corp (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL) sanctioning the amount for part of the revenue they lost on selling diesel, domestic LPG and kerosene below cost. the Finance Ministry has only issued a comfort letter which the oil companies will account as receivables to post decent third quarter earnings. Actual cash will flow only after Parliament approves supplementary demands for grants or additional spending.
[Category: India Business Current Affairs]
[A] 10000
[B] 20000
[C] 22000
[D] 25000

4. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry plans to allocate Rs 100 crore to provide impetus to community radio stations in the 12th Plan. At a conference on community radio (3rd National Community Radio Sammelan) in New Delhi on Monday, 11 Feb 2013, I&B Minister Manish Tewari said that new community radio stations were also proposed to be set up during the Plan (2012-17) period. What is the number of new community radio stations proposed?
[Category: Industry and Economy Current Affairs]
[A] 100
[B] 500
[C] 700
[D] 1000

5. The 66th British Academy Film Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTAs, were held on 10 February 2013 at the Royal Opera House in London, honouring the best national and foreign films of 2012. Which film was named the Best Film for 2012?
[Category: Films and Movies Current Affairs]
[A] Lincoln
[B] Life of Pi
[C] Argo
[D] Zero Dark Thirty