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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Daily Current Affairs - 14 Mach 2013

1. Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Wednesday, 13 March 2013, called for a probe into the cyber security breach of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The leak was detected in the first week of March as officials from India's technical intelligence wing, NTRO, working with private Indian cyber security experts cracked open a file called 'army cyber policy'. All the sensitive files stolen from the infected systems were being uploaded on a server in the Guangdong province of China. What is NTRO?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] National Technical Research Organisation
[B] National Terrorism Research Organisation
[C] National Trivial Research Organisation
[D] National Technical Robustness Organisation

2. Two Militants disguised as cricketers killed five paramilitary police in the deadliest attack for nearly five years in Srinagar on Wednesday, 13 March 2013. Which militant group has taken the responsibility of this attack?
[Category: Indian Current Affairs]
[A] Mazlis-e-tehrik
[B] Lashkar-e-Taiba
[C] Hizbul Mujahideen
[D] Indian Mujahideen

3. The Yamuna Rakshak Dal called off its protest in the national capital on Wednesday, 13 March 2013, after a delegation from the Dal met with Union Minister for Water Resources and the Govt agrees to two of its demands - feasibility study for parallel canal and release of fresh water into Yamuna. Who is the Union Minister for Water Resources?
[Category: Political Current Affairs]
[A] Jayram Ramesh
[B] Jayanti Natrajan
[C] Renuka Chowdhury
[D] Harish Rawat

4. Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android, has stepped down from his role as head of Google's Android division. Replacing him will be an Indian American computer engineer and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur alumnus, who was the Senior Vice President of Chrome, Google Apps. Can you name him?
[Category: Industry Current Affairs]
[A] Jayant Patel
[B] Sundar Pichai
[C] Vinod Dham
[D] Nikesh Arora

5. Who has been elected new pope of the Catholic Church, a role in which he is both the leader of the Catholic Church and sovereign ruler of the Vatican City State, on 13 March 2013?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] John Paul I
[B] Jorge Mario Bergoglio
[C] St. Sylvester I
[D] Urban VIII