Sunday, February 3, 2013

Feb Current Affairs Daily Quiz: 3 February 2013

1. This telecom company has launched an emergency hotline which allows customers to alert family and friends through a predefined list of 10 numbers should they find themselves in a dangerous situation. Talks were being held with the city and State police to assign a police control number also on the loop, so that they could also get information on such incidents if any, and act promptly, said Vir Inder Nath, Chief Operating Officer, Kolkata and West Bengal Telecom Circle of the company. Which company has launched this service on 2nd Feb in eastern region?
[Category: Indian Business News Current Affairs]
[A] Vodafone
[B] Airtel
[C] Idea
[D] Aircel

2. Friday’s sharp drop in scrip prices of Ultratech Cement and Tata Motors has been attributed to a technical glitch by broker. In a statement issued on Saturday, 2nd Feb 2013, this broker said that it uses third party software for execution of orders on stock exchanges. Due to some technical issue in the software, unintended transactions got executed towards the close of trading, it said. There was no broker error and no loss to any client, and they had discussed the matter with exchange officials. Which broker had this technical glitch in their system?
[Category: Indian Markets Current Affairs]
[A] Sukhani Capital
[B] Bajaj Capital
[C] Religare Capital Markets
[D] SMC Capital

3. An acclaimed yet controversial writer, who’s in India during the last week to promote the film adaptation of his Booker Prize winning book, Midnight's Children alleged that West Bengal CM has made arrangements to stop him from coming to Kolkata. Can you name this writer?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Salman Rushdie
[B] V S Naipaul
[C] Arundhati Roy
[D] Tasleema Nasreen

4. Kamal Haasan's Tamil film Vishwaroopam is finally poised for release in Tamil Nadu with some cuts after the actor and Muslim groups opposed to it reached a settlement during the state-government brokered talks in Chennai on Saturday, 2nd Feb 2013. Emerging after the marathon talks, lasting six hours in the presence of home secretary R Rajagopal at the Secretariat, Haasan said they have agreed to remove certain audio portions and hoped the government would revoke the ban imposed in the wake of protests by some Muslim outfits which considered the film offensive to their religion. TNMMK representative MH Jawahirullah, MLA, said Haasan has agreed for some cuts in the film, portions of which Muslims had deemed to be offensive. what is TNMMK which was earlier opposing the film?
[Category: Indian Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Tamil Nadu Muslim Minority Kazhagam
[B] Tamil Nadu Muslim Majlis Kazhagam
[C] Tamil Nadu Mazlis-e-Munnetra Kazhagam
[D] Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam

5. At a glittering function held on 1st Feb 2013 at the White House, Obama presented National Medal of Science to 12 eminent scientists while 10 extraordinary inventors received 2011 National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honors bestowed by the United States Government upon scientists, engineers, and inventors. He presented the prestigious National Medal of Technology and Innovation to eminent Indian American Scientist for his groundbreaking work with laser. The Indian scientist received the award along with Samuel Blum and James Wynne, for the pioneering discovery of excimer laser ablative photodecomposition of human and animal tissue, laying the foundation for PRK and LASIK laser refractive surgical techniques, that have revolutionised vision enhancement. Who is he?
[Category: Awards and Honours Current Affairs]
[A] Ramaswamy Srinivasan
[B] M S Swaminathan
[C] Rangaswamy Srinivasan
[D] Anil Kakodkar

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