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Monday, February 25, 2013

February 2013 Current Affairs Quiz - 25 Feb 2013

1. An Indo-French satellite, aimed at oceanographic studies, and six foreign mini and micro satellites onboard ISRO's workhorse rocket PSLV will be launched from the spaceport of Sriharikota in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh on Monday 25 February 2013. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C20 is slated for blast-off at 5.56 PM local time from the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre. What is the name of the Indo-French satellite?
[Category: India February Current Affairs]

2. Ang Lee has won the Academy Award for best director for his “Life of Pi” on Sunday 24th Feb 2013. It’s the second Oscar for Lee, who won it in 2005. The Taiwanese director was also nominated in 2000 for directing “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” He becomes only the 19th director to win the honour multiple times and he is the first person of Asian descent to win the Oscar for Best Director. Can you name the movie for which he won in 2005?
[Category: Latest Films Current Affairs]
[A] Sense and Sensibility
[B] Hulk
[C] Lust, Caution
[D] Brokeback Mountain

3. Presidential elections were held in Cyprus on 17 February 2013 and there was no candidate that obtained 50% of the vote from the first round. A runoff was held on 24 February 2013. Who won this election and is elected president of Cyprus?
[Category: World Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Demetris Christofias
[B] Stavros Malas
[C] Nicos Anastasiades
[D] Lakis Ioannou

4. He is a British centenarian marathon runner of Indian Punjabi Sikh descent. He is a world record holder in his age bracket. His current personal best time for the London Marathon (2003) is 6 hours 2 minutes, and his marathon record, for age 90-plus, is 5 hours 40 minutes, at the age of 92, at the 2003 Toronto Waterfront Marathon. In October 2011, he, a vegetarian, became the oldest man to be featured in a PETA campaign. In July 2012, he carried the Olympic torch. He retired from competitive running after taking part in the Hong Kong marathon on 24 February 2013. Can you name him?
[Category: Online Current Affairs]
[A] Milkha Singh
[B] Fauja Singh
[C] Paan Singh Tomar
[D] Punjab Rai

5. IMRA is going to organize 1st National Mountain Running Championship on April 7, 2013 in the Valley. Athletes from different parts of the country are expected to take part in the championship. Three venues have been identified for the Championship which includes Hilly area of Dara Harwan, Hills of Fakeer Gujri and Shankar Acharya in Srinagar, a statement issued by IMRA stated on 24th Feb 2013. The Championship would be first of its kind in India. IMRA has been formed two years back in J&K to conduct National and international Championships in India. What does IMRA stands for?
[Category: India Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Indian Men Running Association
[B] Indian Mountain Running Association
[C] Indian Mountain Rovers Association
[D] Indian Mountain Rangers Association