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Saturday, February 2, 2013

February Current Affairs For Exams: 2 Feb 2013

1. The Union Cabinet on Friday, 1st Feb 2013, allowed capital punishment for those convicted in extreme cases of sexual assault and a minimum prison term of 20 years for gangrape, as it approved an ordinance to strengthen laws to help fight sexual crimes against women. The ordinance implements many recommendations of the Justice J S Verma panel that was constituted after the December 16 gangrape of a 23-year-old woman in a bus in Delhi. The __________ member committee had suggested several changes and additions to laws to check crimes against women.
[Category: India Latest Current Affairs]
[A] One
[B] Two
[C] Three
[D] Five

2. Sharad Pawar, one of the highest-profile political figures in India for the past four decades, has decided to retire from electoral politics when the government’s term ends next year. In 1999, he split from Congress to form the Nationalist Congress Party in protest against a move to project the Italian-born Ms. Gandhi as its prime ministerial candidate in the 1999 elections. He is currently handling which ministry?
[Category: Political News Current Affairs]
[A] Defense
[B] Agriculture
[C] Home
[D] External Affairs

3. After threats, Kashmir's first all-girl rock band stops live shows. Following threats and criticism on social networking sites, its three Class 10 members have decided to stop live performances in the Valley for some time. Farah Deeba, Aneka Khalid and Noma Nazir started receiving the threats soon after their first live performance, at Srinagar's Battle of the Bands — an annual music festival — in December last year. What is the name of their band group?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Junoon
[B] Josh
[C] Aman
[D] Pragaash

4. Following a meet in the capital on 2nd February 2013, BJP president Rajnath Singh declared Vasundhara Raje as the state BJP chief and her rival within the party as the Leader of Opposition. Can you name the leader of opposition in Rajasthan?
[Category: India Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Gulab Chand Kataria
[B] Arun Chaturvedi
[C] Smriti Irani
[D] Hoshiyar Singh

5. In a bid to caution people about the risks associated with a certain mutual fund product, SEBI is planning to introduce a new way to differentiate mutual fund products to depict the level of risk involved with the instrument, according to a senior official of the capital market regulator. Addressing a conference in Kolkata, S V Muralidhar Rao, executive director , SEBI said that a SEBI subcommittee had been set up to deal with the introduction of product labelling for MF schemes. What sort of product labelling SEBI is planning ot do?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Color Coding
[B] Heat Map
[C] Risk Bar Chart
[D] Risk % Grading