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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Online Current Affairs Questions with Answers - 2 May 2013

1. On Wednesday, 1st May 2013, Asian Development Bank made $30-million equity investment in Hyderabad-based private power company for its clean energy projects, which marked ADB’s first equity investment in a private sector renewable power generation company in India and its first private partnership in India’s hydropower sector. Can you name the company with which ADB has signed the pact?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] NSL Renewable Power
[B] Greenpeace India
[C] Ramky Enviro
[D] Solar Energy Corporation of India

2. Bangladesh's parliament on Tuesday, 30 April 2013, elected the current state minister for women and child affairs as its first woman and youngest speaker. Can you name her?
[Category: International Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Khaleda Zia
[B] Khaleda Jarin
[C] Mishkat Sumaya Khan
[D] Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury

3. The Cabinet on Wednesday, 1 May 2013, approved a Rs ________ crore plan to modernize central armed police forces (CAPF) including the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) which is deployed along the Indo-China border. The plan, which is meant for all paramilitary forces including BSF, CRPF, SSB, CISF, NSG and Assam Rifles, was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), headed by Prime Minister.
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] 5000
[B] 11000
[C] 15000
[D] 25000

4. The Delhi Cabinet on Wednesday, 1st May 2013, approved how much increase in fares of taxis and autorickshaws?
[Category: States Current Affairs]
[A] 10%
[B] 15%
[C] 20%
[D] 25%

5. On 30 April 2013, the High Court of Peshawar in Pakistan imposed a lifetime ban on a former President from contesting elections creating history as it is the first time a court in Pakistan had declared a citizen ineligible from contesting elections for life. Can you name the person who is debarred from contesting elections?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A] Nawaz Sharif
[B] Asif Ali Zardari
[C] Muhammad Mian Soomro
[D] Pervez Musharraf