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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Indian News and Current Affairs Quiz: 5 February 2013

1. On 4th February 2013, roughly eighteen months after his appointment as Solicitor General of India, the senior advocate has resigned from the post amid speculation that the decision came over his differences with the law ministry. He was appointed as the solicitor general (SG), the second seniormost law officer of the country, on July 23, 2011. Can you name him?
[Category: Indian Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Rohinton Nariman
[B] Ashwani Kumar
[C] Gopal Subramaniam
[D] Harish Salve

2. Land acquisition work for the proposed steel plant project in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district continued for the second day on Monday(4 Feb) amid tight security, even as hundreds of villagers opposing the project continued their resistance in a peaceful manner. The administration officials had earlier halted the work as hundreds of protesters held a rally in the area opposing the government’s move. Which company's steel plant is coming up in Odisha?
[Category: Politics Business Current Affairs]
[A] Tata Steel
[B] Jindal Steel
[D] Vizag Steel

3. Thirty Indian software product companies have come together to form a new association, marking the first break from the omnibus IT industry body Nasscom. The thirty founding members had their first meeting in Bangalore on Monday, 4 February 2013, to formalize the association and develop action plans. The association has been formed with the vision that India now has the basic building blocks to develop a powerful software product industry that can help transform India, as also deliver invaluable solutions to the rest of the world. What is the name of the new association?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Indian IT Industry Round Table
[B] Committee of Indian Software Industry
[C] Indian Association for Software Products and Services
[D] Indian Software Product Industry Round Table

4. A telecommunications service provider in India has announced the launch of it's new voice service, Apna Chaupal. The service will allow its mobile subscribers to gain information by calling the toll free number 58080. Aimed basically towards the rural and semi-urban public, the service will provide information on agricultural techniques, current updates on market rates and availability of Government jobs. Which company has launched this voice based service?
[Category: Tech Biz News Current Affairs]
[A] Vodafone
[B] Airtel
[C] Idea
[D] Aircel

5. The largest air show in Asia and one of the world's most important military aviation exhibitions, is all set to kick-start at Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bangalore from February 6 to 11, 2013. This biennial air show and aviation exhibition organised by the Defence Ministry along with Indian Air Force, DRDO, Department of Space and Union Civil Aviation Ministry, aims at showcasing the range of products and services offered by the Indian Defence Industry in the international market. What is the name of the show?
[Category: Industry Current Affairs]
[A] Air Glitz
[B] Aero Showcase
[C] Aero India
[D] Bharat Vayu