Sunday, February 10, 2013

Feb Current News Quiz Current Affairs | 10 February 2013

1. Over three crore pilgrims are expected to take a dip at the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad on Sunday, 10th Feb 2013, on the occasion which is the most significant bathing day of the mega event. The day marks the second Shahi snan (royal bath) of this mela; the first was on January 14. Twenty-two ghats, spread across 14 sectors, including 12 on the north of the Ganga and with a total length of 18,000 feet, are in place for the snan. What's the occassion on today called?
[Category: India Latest News and Current Affairs]
[A] Makar Sankranti
[B] Basant Panchmi
[C] Mauni Amavasya
[D] Paush Purnima

2. Announced on 9th February 2013, Mahindra Defence Systems, a Mahindra and Mahindra unit, is to acquire BAE Systems’ 26 per cent stake in their joint venture company.Since the establishment in 2009 of the M&M (74 per cent) and BAE Systems (26 per cent) joint venture, there has been significant evolution in the Indian land systems market. Developments in both the industry environment and in customer procurement frameworks and acquisition strategies have led the shareholders to conduct a strategic review. The decision will enable both the companies to approach opportunities individually and offer customised solutions. What is the name of the joint venture?
[Category: Business News and Current Affairs]
[A] Defence Land Systems India
[B] Mahindra BAE Land Systems India
[C] MB Land Systems India
[D] BAE Mahindra Land Systems India

3. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Saturday, 9th February 2013, signed a major sponsorship deal with an Indian Company for all events of the world body to be held in India in the next four years. As part of the partnership, the company will be the title sponsors of all FIH tournaments to be held in the country over the next four years, including the upcoming Hockey World League 2, the 2013 men's Junior World Cup, the 2014 men's Hockey World League final, the 2014 Champions Trophy and the 2015 Hockey World League final. Can you name the company?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[B] Sahara Group
[C] Mahindra & Mahindra
[D] Hero MotoCorp

4. Finance minister P Chidambaram on Saturday, 9 Feb 2013, launched the first infrastructure debt fund (IDF) of the country. Chidambaram has urged banks to recognise the complementary role played by the Infrastructure Debt Funds (IDFs) and not be averse to sell their loan exposure in an infrastructure project when an IDF steps in. IDF provides long term finance through the lifecycle of the project. This IDF is promoted jointly by IL&FS group and _______________________.
[Category: Industry and Economy Banking Current Affairs]
[B] Life Insurance Corp of India
[C] SREI Infra
[D] ICICI Bank

5. France's President will be on a two-day state visit to India from February 14, 2013 at the invitation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including several key Cabinet ministers, senior officials, business-persons and media, as per the statement released on Saturday, 9 Feb 2013. United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj will also call on the French President, said the statement. On February 15, French President will deliver a lecture at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teen Murti House. He is to honour Nobel laureate Amartya Sen with Commandeur de la Legion d'Honneur. Can you name French President visitng India?
[Category: News National Current Affairs]
[A] Valerie Trierweiler
[B] Laurent Fabius
[C] Francois Hollande
[D] Nicolas Sarkozy

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