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Thursday, February 7, 2013

February 2013 Current Affairs Ques Ans: 7 Feb 2013

1. On 6th February 2013, the BCCI instituted an annual lecture to honour the memory of late former India skipper which would be inaugurated by the legendary Sunil Gavaskar on February 20, 2013 in Chennai. The annual lecture will be a part of the Indian Cricket season. It has been envisaged as a forum for a speaker from across the world to share his thoughts on the glorious game, as a way to help evolve it further. The audience will comprise like-minded individuals and other key stakeholders of the sport. Can you name the cricket player in whose memory this lecture has been instituted?
[Category: Sports Cricket Current Affairs]
[A] Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
[B] C. K. Nayudu
[C] Lala Amarnath
[D] E.A.S. Prasanna

2. Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday, 6th Feb 2013, launched a new initiative of universal child health screening for birth defects and deficiencies that can lead to disabilities, as well as early intervention services that will cover an estimated 27 crore children. At which place Sonia Gandhi launched the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (Child Health Screening and Early Intervention Services programme)?
[Category: News National Current Affairs]
[A] New Delhi, Delhi
[B] Thane, Maharashtra
[C] Jaipur, Rajasthan
[D] Amethi, Uttar Pradesh

3. A million-dollar bionic man that incorporates artificial organs, synthetic blood and robot limbs will soon go on display at the Science Museum in central London. The artificial man was assembled by a team of leading robotics experts. The bionic man features some of the latest advances in mechanical limbs, like artificial pancreas, kidney, spleen and trachea, and a functional blood circulatory system. He even has artificial intelligence and a speech synthesis system, which allows him to understand simple statements and respond to people's questions. It was built for Channel 4, but it is going on display to allow people to see how quickly the science of bionics is progressing. What name has been given to the bionic man by the team?
[Category: Science and Technology Current Affairs]
[A] David
[B] Jack
[C] Rex
[D] Dave

4. Gujarat’s Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, 6th Feb 2013, said that the vote-bank politics has ruined the country and the nation now needs development politics. ""The solution to all problems is development. The whole nation has been destroyed by vote bank politics, what it needs is development. If there is developement there is much scope for a lot of improvement in the nation. India must learn from global examples to become a global leader. The 21st century belongs to us. We just need to rebrand our country,” said Modi, who was later given a standing ovation for his inspiring speech. Modi addressed the students at which college in Delhi?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Hansraj College
[B] Hindu College
[C] St. Stephens

5. India's economic growth rate this fiscal is estimated to be sharply lower at 5%, lowest in a decade, on account of poor performance of manufacturing, agriculture and services sector. This estimate by CSO is drastically lower than what has been projected thus far by the government and RBI. The growth in GDP (Gross Domestic Product) during 2012-13 is estimated at 5% as compared to a growth rate of 6.2% in 2011-12 according to the Advanced Estimates released today, 7th Feb 2013, by the CSO. What is CSO?
[Category: Economics Current Affairs]
[A] Central Survey Organisation
[B] Committee of Statistical Ordinance
[C] Central Statistical Organisation
[D] Central Strategy Office