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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Current Affairs for 16 May 2013

1. Who has been named as the first chief executive officer (CEO) of AirAsia India by the company in a statement on Wednesday, 15 May 2013?
[Category: Management Current Affairs]
[A] Tony Fernandes
[B] Arun Bhatia
[C] Jitender Bhargava
[D] Mittu Chandilya

2. The Indian Navy on Wednesday, 15 May 2013, received the first of eight Boeing _______ long range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare (LRMRASW) aircraft at the INS Rajali naval air Station in Tamil Nadu, giving a major fillip to its capabilities.
[Category: UPSC Current Affairs]
[A] P-8A
[B] P-8E
[C] P-8I
[D] P-8Z

3. Eureka Forbes, a Shapoorji Pallonji Group company, is acquiring a Switzerland-based home appliance firm marking the group's first overseas acquisition. On Wednesday, the $2.5 billion group's consumer durable arm, without disclosing any financial details, said that it would acquire majority stake in swiss firm, which developed the world's first household canister vacuum cleaner. Can you name the swiss company?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Blum International
[B] Lux International
[C] Li-Fung International
[D] Chalhoub International

4. Mahesh Samat, former MD of Walt Disney India, has announced the launch of India’s first genre specific Hindi entertainment channel that will offer content set against the backdrop of Indian history, folklore and mythology in a unique contemporary format. The channel is expected to go on air in August 2013, subject to regulatory approval. Can you name the channel?
[Category: India Business News Current Affairs]
[A] Epic
[B] Sanskriti
[C] Mahan
[D] GreaterIndia

5. Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka launched a handbook on FTA in Colombo on 15 May 2013. FTA has helped Sri Lanka increase its exports to India from 400 million dollars in year 2000 to over 5 billion dollars in a decade. What does FTA stands for?
[Category: Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Free Trasaction Agreement
[B] Foreign Trade Agreement
[C] Free Trade Agreement
[D] Foreign Treaty Agreement