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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Feb 2013 Current Affairs Online Daily Quiz - 21 Feb 2013

1. On 20th Feb 2013, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde expressed regret over his 'Hindu terror' remark and apologized for the same. His statement came on the eve of Budget session. Home Minister was likely to meet Leader of Opposition at Lok Sabha over this issue and to find a way out for the smooth functioning of the House. Shinde's "saffron terror" remarks was on the issues that Opposition wanted to raise in Parliament and threatened to disrupt the House if he did not apologise. Who is the current Leader of Opposition at Lok Sabha?
[Category: India Latest News and Current Affairs]
[A] L K Advani
[B] Sushma Swaraj
[C] Arun Jaitley
[D] Sharad Yadav

2. On Wednesday, 20th Feb 2013, AirAsia and Tata group have announced plans to jointly establish a domestic Indian airline. The southeast Asian airline reported to Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange on Wednesday that it has applied to India’s Foreign Investment Promotion Board for permission to establish an airline joint venture with Tata Sons and businessman ______________ of Telestra Tradespace. If the deal comes through, it would mark the first international investment in India’s aviation sector since September 2012, when the Indian Govt. said that it would allow foreign airlines to hold up to 49 per cent of its local carriers.
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Cyrus Mistry
[B] Ratan Tata
[C] Arun Bhatia
[D] Sunil Mittal

3. Protests erupted in Karnataka with members of Kannada outfit, Karnataka Rakshana Vedike, staging demonstrations in Mysore, Mandya and Bangalore, on Wednesday, 20 February 2013, after the Central Government endorsed a gazette notification of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal's (CWDT) final award. The CWDT awarded both the neighbouring states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to share _______ thousand million cubic (TMC) feet of water. After the Gazette notification the Cauvery River Authority (CRA) chaired by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Cauvery Monitoring Committee (CMC) will cease to exist.
[Category: States Politics Current Affairs]
[A] 562
[B] 419
[C] 320
[D] 270

4. Indian Premier League cricket franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday 20 feb 2013 appointed Virat Kohli as their captain for the upcoming sixth edition of Indian Premier League. Across five seasons in the IPL, Kohli has scored 1639 runs at an average of 28.25 with a strike-rate of 119.28. According to the team, his 77 matches are the most appearances of any player for RCB and the third most appearances by a player in the IPL. Kohli replaces former New Zealand captain, who led RCB for the last two seasons. Can you name the previous captain of the team?
[Category: Sports Cricket Current Affairs]
[A] Daniel Vettori
[B] Brendon McCullum
[C] Shane Bond
[D] Ross Taylor

5. Indian IT services and outsourcing giant Infosys will list on the NYSE Euronext London and Paris markets from February 20, 2013, becoming the first Indian company to trade on the stock exchange. CEO of Infosys, who will be in London to ring the opening bell on Wednesday, said the company's listing on NYSE Euronext enables U.K., French and other European investors direct access to Infosys ADS (American Depositary Shares). Who is the CEO of Infosys?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] N R Narayanamurthy
[B] Nandan Nilekani
[C] S. D. Shibulal
[D] Kris Gopalakrishnan