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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

March GK Current Affairs Digest - 27 March 2013

1. A 100-year-old Japanese company that manufactures railway and road signalling systems, opened its first India office in Delhi on Monday to increase its presence in the country's railway network. Can you name the company?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Mitsubishi
[B] Schneider Electric
[C] Kyosan Electric Manufacturing
[D] Shinsan Electric

2. Italian Foreign Minister declared on Tuesday, 26 March 2013, that he was resigning because he did not agree with last week's decision to send two marines back to India to face trial for murder. Can you name him?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Mario Monti
[B] Maja Kocijancic
[C] Staffan De Mistura
[D] Giulio Terzi

3. Venus Remedies Limited, a research based global pharmaceutical company headquartered at Chandigarh announced on 26th March 2013, the launch of its first over the counter product, which is a stress reliever that comes in the form of candies. Can you name the product?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] EzeZnus
[B] StressFree
[C] Reliever
[D] EzeeRelief

4. Deepak Bharadwaj, who had contested the 2009 Lok Sabha elections was one of the richest candidates at that time with assets worth around Rs 600 crores was shot dead after he had a tiff with the two men, who had entered his farmhouse in the Vasant Kunj area of South Delhi on Tuesday, 26 March 2013. He was the member of which political party?
[Category: Political Current Affairs]
[A] SP
[C] Congress

5. In a major move aimed at reforming the global financial architecture, the BRICS finance ministers today agreed on the setting up of a development bank to fund infrastructure and development projects in the five-nation grouping of emerging powers. The agreement came after weeks of negotiations among the five emerging economies in a move aimed at changing the rules of governance in global governance, especially the Bretton Woods institutions like the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Which countries are tha part of BRICS?
[Category: International News and Current Affairs]
[A] Brazil, Russia, India, China and Soviet Union
[B] Brazil, Russia, Indonesia, Chile and South Africa
[C] Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa
[D] Bangladesh, Russia, India, China and South Africa