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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Daily Current Affairs for May 2013 - 4 May 2013

1. Name the wildlife biologist and conservator from India, who has won the Whitley Award, also called “Green Oscar”, for her work to save threatened hornbills in the forests of Arunachal Pradesh on 3rd May 2013?
[Category: UPSC Exams Current Affairs]
[A] Sonia Debdas
[B] Srishti Sharma
[C] Mitali Das
[D] Aparajita Datta

2. For the third time in a row, a woman has topped the prestigious civil services exams. 12 of the top 25 successful candidates in the 2012 Union Public Service Commission exam, the results for which were declared on Friday, 3rd May 2013, are women. Can you name the topper of the central services exam which is held to select candidates for elite services such as the IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS and for other central government jobs?
[Category: Civil Services Exam Current Affairs]
[A] Haritha V Kumar
[B] Stuti Charan
[C] Shena Aggarwal
[D] S Divyadharshini

3. In yet another corruption case involving UPA ministers, CBI on Friday arrested railway minister’s nephew for accepting Rs. 90 lakh in bribe from a senior railway officer seeking a lucrative posting. Railway minister's nephew V Singla was arrested in Chandigarh for accepting the money from one Manjunath, an alleged middleman for railway board member (staff) Mahesh Kumar. Can you name the Railway Minister?
[Category: Corruption in India Current Affairs]
[A] Ashwani Kumar
[B] Mukul Roy
[C] Pawan Kumar Bansal
[D] C. P. Joshi

4. Bharti Airtel on Friday, 3rd May 2013, announced that a Doha-based company will invest $1.3 billion (around Rs 6,800 crore) in the company. Airtel will issue about 20 crore shares representing a 5% stake to this company at the rate of Rs 340 per share. Which company is buying this 5% stake in Airtel?
[Category: MBA Exams Current Affairs]
[A] MTN Group
[B] Qatar Foundation Endowment
[C] Telecom Seychelles
[D] Zain

5. As part of the Reserve Bank of India's annual credit policy for 2013-14, RBI on 3 May 2013 reduced the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points. Repo is the rate at which banks borrow money from the central bank. What is the current repo rate now?
[Category: Banking Exams Current Affairs]
[A] 6.5 %
[B] 6.75 %
[C] 7.25 %
[D] 7.5 %