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Friday, February 1, 2013

Feb 2013 Current Affairs Questions Answers Quiz: 1 February 2013

1. The government on Thursday, 31 Jan 2013, approved Rs.202 crore package to revive the sick Lucknow-based public sector undertaking that includes debt waiver of nearly Rs. 112 crore. The Union Cabinet in 2011 had decided to divest its entire stake (95.38 crore) in this ailing PSU through a strategic sale to a private party but put the decision in the cold storage under pressure from its party leaders from Uttar Pradesh ahead of the Assembly elections there. Can you name the PSU?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Scooters India Limited
[B] Artificial Limbs Mfg. Corpn. Of India
[C] Andrew Yule & Company Ltd.
[D] Central Electronics Limited

2. The ban imposed by the Tamil Nadu government on Kamal Haasan's latest film has people in creative spaces both outraged and surprised at this development. Controversies related to this film include the naming of the film title itself, Direct-To-Home release conflicts with theatre owners, Islamic protests resulting in banning of the film and political conflicts surrounding this ban. What is the name of the movie?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Manmadhan Ambu
[B] Vishwaroopam
[C] Dasavatharam
[D] Anbe Sivam

3. The popular annual Surajkund crafts Mela will kick off from Friday in the avatar of an international fair with 21 countries participating in the 15-day long cultural and handicrafts extravaganza. President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the annual cultural and handicrafts extravaganza on February 2, 2013. The concept behind the festival is to showcase India's rich cultural and archaeological heritage. Which state would be this year's theme state in the festival/mela?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Haryana
[B] Gujarat
[C] Karnataka
[D] Punjab

4. The Times of India Group has announced the first edition of the Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA) that honors and recognises excellence in Hindi cinema at foreign locations. Felicitating the best from the field of acting, direction, music, choreography and scripting, the awards will be held annually at diverse international destinations. In its first year, TOIFA has partnered with British Columbia to hold the awards from 4-6 April 2013. Where will these awards be held?
[Category: India TV and Film News Current Affairs]
[A] Macau
[B] Singapore
[C] London, UK
[D] Vancouver, Canada

5. The Offer for Sale (OFS) for government's 10 per cent stake in a PSU is underway starting today, 1st Feb 2013. The auction is part of the government's disinvestment strategy to raise Rs 27,000 crore by selling shares in profitable state-run firms by March 2013. The government holds 78.43 per cent stake in the company and post the auction it's stake would come down to 68.43 per cent. Name the company for which OFS is going on?
[Category: Business News Current Affairs]
[B] Oil India Limited
[C] Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
[D] Hindustan Petroleum