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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Latest Current Affairs Quiz - 5 March 2013

1. India won the second test match by an innings and 135 runs against Australia on 5th March 2013 at Hyderabad. With this victory, MS Dhoni became the most successful Test captain in Indian cricket history by having one more win than Sourav Ganguly. How many matches Dhoni won out of 45 matches he has captained?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] 22
[B] 21
[C] 20
[D] 19

2. On 4th March 2013, a Social Security Pact was signed between India and Portugal at New Delhi. Under the agreement, India workers on short-term contracts of up to five years will not be required to make any social security contribution in Portugal provided they continue to make social security payments India. The agreement was signed by the Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs and Mr. Paulo Sacadura Cabral Portas, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs of Portugal. Who is the Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Salman Khurshid
[B] Vayalar Ravi
[C] Mani Shankar Aiyer
[D] Kamal Nath

3. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been rated the fourth most valued IT services brand for the second year in a row by global brand valuation firm Brand Finance. Brand Finance assesses the dollar value of the reputation, image and intellectual property of the world’s leading companies. Which company has been rated as the most valued IT services brand?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Infosys
[B] Cognizant
[C] Accenture

4. President Pranab Mukherjee and Bangladesh Prime Minister on 5th March 2013 jointly inaugurated the locomotives and wagons supplied under a $800 million line of credit extended by India. The freight train flagged off at the Dhaka cantonment railway station comprised two locomotives, 20 broad gauge tank wagons and one brake van. Can you name the Bangladesh PM?
[Category: Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Khaleda Zia
[B] Fakhruddin Ahmed
[C] Sheikh Hasina
[D] Fazlul Haque

5. A new technology has been developed that would allow users to draw letters in the air with their hand to write messages and emails. Computer scientists at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have created an innovative 'air-writing' glove system that replace the 'thumb-typing' texts or emails on keyboards or touch screen smartphones. The glove, created by Christoph Amma and colleagues, is equipped with accelerometers and gyroscopes that detect hand movements. In which country this institute is located?
[Category: Technology Current Affairs]
[B] Germany
[C] Japan
[D] France