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CRR, Repo & Reverse Repo rates January 2013

CRR, Repo and Reverse repo rates as of January 2013

Policy Rates as of January 2013 are :

Bank Rate - 8.75%

Repo Rate - 7.75%

Reverse Repo Rate - 6.75%

 

Reserve Ratios :

Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) - 4.25%

Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) - 23.0%

 

Source : http://www.rbi.org.in/home.aspx

 

January 2013 gk at a glance

Name the South African test player of 1950's who died at the age of 85.
Dick Westcott

Which mobile network in India launched 'One Nation, One Rate' offering same rate for voice, sms and data in home circles and on roaming its network?
Aircel

Which unique online contest organised by Karnataka Regional Youth Commission drew good response recently?
Crib Contest 2012

Where in India 34th annual national conference of Indian Academy Forensic Medicine will be held from 1st to 3rd February 2013?
Mangalore (The Department of Forensic Medicine, Kasturba Medical College)

Which university in India launched its diamond jubilee logo on 26th January 2013, Republic Day?
Manipal University

Which country announced a deal with international lenders to cancel its debt of about $6 billion?
Myanmar

Which automobile maker sold 9.75 million vehicles group-wide and regained the crown as the world's top selling automaker of 2012?
Toyota Motor Corp

In which country strawberries are marketed under the brand name Mahabaleshwar Strawberry?
Malaysia

SEBI allowed which stock exchange to voluntarily opt out of the exchange space in India?
Hyderabad Stock Exchange

Which company got approval to market skin cream in America?
Glenmark Generics Inc

Who won his 75th career title by clinching Torrey Pines title at the US PGA Farmers Insurance Open?
Tiger Woods

Which Saudi petrochemical company plans to launch 4 facilities in 2013, 2 of which will be in Bangalore and Shanghai?
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation

Who is appointed as Senior Vice President Business Development of Shapoorji Pallonji International?
Steven Miller

Name the Chairman and co-members of the newly formed Sri Lankan cricket selection panel.
Sanath Jayasuriya, Hemantha Wickramaratne, Pramodaya Wickremasinghe, Chaminda Mendis and Eric Upashantha

Ranji Trophy 2012-13 Winners and updates

How many teams participated in Ranji Trophy 2012-13?
27

List of Teams participated in Ranji Trophy 2012-13.
Andhra
Assam
Baroda
Bengal
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Hyderabad
Jammu and Kashmir
Karnataka
Kerala
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Mumbai
Odisha
Punjab
Railways
Rajasthan
Saurashtra
Service
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Vidarbha

Which team qualified for the Ranji trophy final for the 1st time in 75 years?
Saurashtra

Which team won the Ranji Trophy 2012-13?
Mumbai

Which cricket team won the Ranji trophy for 40th time?
Mumbai

Australian Open 2013 results

Who won the 2013 Australian Open mens singles title?
Novak Djokovic

Who won the 2013 Australian Open womens singles title?
Victoria Azarenka

Who won the 2013 Australian Open mens Doubles Title?
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan

Who won the 2013 Australian Open womens Doubles Title?
Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci

Who won the 2013 Australian Open Mixed Doubles Title?
Jarmila Gajdosova and Mathew Ebden

Who was the last player to win 3 consecutive Australian open mens single title before Novak Djokovic?
Roy Emerson

Current affairs quiz updates January 2013

Who won the 3rd successive Australian Open title in 2013?
Novak Djokovic

Name the Chief operating Officer for mobile payments company Square who resigned recently.
Keith Rabois

Expand SLBM. (Hint: Missile)
Submarine-launched ballisti missile

Which education board launched assessment training programme in partnership with Pearson Foundation?
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Which 5-day festival was held in Dimoria Block of Assam's Kamrup District?
Dimoria Ethnic Festival

Expand SPCA. (Hint: Police)
State Police Complaints Authority (Goa)

Expand AIRRBEA. (Hint: Bank)
All India Regional Bank Employee Association

Which Japanese automobile company will invest Rs.1,000 crore in the greenfield plant at the manufacturing plant at Sri City Andhra Pradesh?
Isuzu Motors

Which country will host 1st Formula One race in November 2014?
Sochi in Russia

Expand NELP.(Hint: Licensing)
New Exploration Licensing Policy

Who won gold at the 10th KFC International Regatta in Langkawi, Malaysia?
Vir Menon from Bangalore, India

Expand RGESS. (Hint: Equity)
Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme

Highlights of jOBS Movie release date in US 19th April 2013

Actor - Ashton Kutcher

Premier of jOBS was held at the closing-night of Sundance Film Festival 2013, Eccles Center

Scheduled release date - 19th April 2013

Highlights of Movie jOBS - 20 years of late Apple chairman - Steve Jobs, from youth to man who was in charge of world's most recognized brands

Republic day 26th January 2013 current affairs

Which version of the Ramayana translated by Lebanese poet Wadi-al-Bustani was released at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2013?
Arabic

Which American bank will let its banking license to lapse in India?
Morgan Stanley

Where in China State Bank of India will open its 2nd Bank branch?
Tianjin

Godrej Consumer Products has entered into an agreement with which company to divest non-core food business in Indonesia?
Creador

Who won the Best Emcee award in the female and male categories?
Gitikka Ganju Dhar and Nitin Arora

Why was Fashion designer Rajiv Bajaj in news recently?
Rajiv Bajaj completed 25 years in the field of fashion

What are the 2 campaigns launched by Gujarat Government to eradicate malnutrition and support women economically?
Mission Mangalam and Mission Balam Sukham

Expand NDRI. (Dairy)
National Dairy Research Institute

Which 3 states in India is permit free for foreign nationals with an exception from Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and Myanmar?
Manipur, Mizoram and Nagland

When is the 30th National Conference of Kannada literary meet scheduled in New Delhi?
6th and 7th April 2013 (under the banner of DehaliKannadiga)

Under which theme the annual convention of Kerala Management Association will be held on 7th and 8th February 2013?
Sustainability and growth on challenging times

Donating for which safety activities in India can get 50% tax rebate?
Road safety activities

India and world January 2013

Which kannada movie directed by R.Chandru will be remade in Telugu and Tamil?
Charminar

Name the bollywood producer who is set to make film on 26/11 conspirator David Headley.
Sunil Bohra

What could possibly replace pantry cars in trains by Indian railways?
250 Base kitchen across India

Name the poet and novelist who became the 1st Indian to win DSC South Asian Literature prize to bag ($50,000)?
Jeet Narcopolis

Which automobile maker posted Rs.501.29 crore net profit for quarter ended 31st December 2012?
Maruti Suzuki

Expand JACDE, (Hint: Airliner)
Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Center

Name the Super sports car launched by Lamborghini priced at Rs.4.77 crore in India recently.
Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

Who is the recipient of President's Police Medal 2013 for Gallantry in India?
Constable Daler Singh (posthumous)

For what purpose National Collateral Management Services Ltd. signed a deal with Central Bank of India recently?
Collateral management and warehousing services

Which country wrestlers will participate for the 1st time in the annual Kushti competition at Andheri Sports complex, Mumbai?
Russia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

Which government recently legalised The Marriage Bill (Same-Sex Couples)?
British

Which rank does India hold with respect to 5-year steel production output (2008-2012)?
2nd

Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra winners 2013

Ashoka Chakra - None

Kirti Chakra - Major Anup Joesph Manjali, Bihar Regiment

Shaurya Chakra winners 2013

Naiks Rajeshver Singh and Anil Kumar

Captain A Rahul Ramesh and Naik Krishan Kumar - posthumous award winners

Other Shaurya Chakra award winners

Major Sandeep Kumar
Major Manish Punj
Captain Dinesh Kumar
Lt.Mahish Singh
Subedar Pradeep Deck
Havildra Vir Singh

Shurya Chakra award recipient  (not from Army)
Lt-Commander Inderjeet Singh

Padma Bhushan award winners 2013

Dr.Ramanaidu Daggubati  Art

Smt.Sreeramamurthy Janaki Art

Dr.Kanak Rele  Art

Smt. Sharmila Tagore  Art,  Delhi

Dr. Saroja Vaidyanathan  Art

Shri Abdul Rashid Khan  Art

Late Rajesh Khanna  Art

Late Jaspal Singh Bhatti  Art

Shri Shivajirao Girdhar Patil Public Affairs

Dr.Apathukatha Sivathanu Pillai  Science and Engineering

Dr.Vijay Kumar Saraswat  Science and Engineering

Dr.Ashoke Sen  Science and Engineering

Dr.B.N. Suresh  Science and Engineering

Prof.Satya N. Atluri  Science and Engineering

Prof.Jogesh Chandra Pati  Science and Engineering

Shri.Ramamurthy Thyagarajan  Trade and Industry Tamil Nadu

Shri.Adi Burjor Godrej  Trade and Industry

Dr.Nandkishore Shamrao Laud  Medicine

Shri.Mangesh Padgaonkar  Literature & Education

Prof.Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak  Literature & Education

Shri.Hemendra Singh Panwar Civil Service

Dr.Maharaj Kishan Bhan Civil Service

Shri.Rahul Dravid Sports

Ms.H.Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom  Sports

List of Padma Vibhushan 2013 award winners

Shri Raghunath Mohapatra Art

Shri S. Haider Raza Art

Prof. Yash Pal Science and Engineering

Prof. Roddam Narasimha  Science and Engineering

Davis Cup Commitment awards by International Tennis Federation

8 Indians among 299 players from 80 countries for Davis Cup award

Ramanathan Krishnan
Jaidip Mukerjea
Premjit Lall
Vijay Amritraj
Anand Amritraj
Ramesh Krishnan
Leander Paes and
Mahesh Bhupathi

24th January 2013 updates at a glance

To which island country India will transfer Dornier-228 maritime reconnaissance aircraft?
Seychelles

Which PSU was conferred with Best Performance Overall and best Public Relation Management at the Northeast Consumer Awards?
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation's Assam Asset

Whose 116th birth anniversary was celebrated by Sanskritik Samaj unveiling a life-size statue in Kahilapara in India?
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

Which television channel will conduct 'Jiya Ho Bihar Ke Lala' to celebrate Republic day 2013?
Anjan TV

Which medical administration collaborated with 150 organisations for investment, training and knowledge sharing purpose?
Gujarat Food and Drug Control Administration

Which 2 states in India celebrated 42nd Statehood Day?
Tripura and Manipur

Expand DICV. (Hint: Daimler)
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles

According to Saraswati Sukumar of Johns Hopkins Medicine which molecule plays major role in initiating inflammation?
NF-kB

Name the Ex-HAL chief who is appointed as head of Singapore-based company's nascent QuEST Global Defence Engineering Services.
Ashok K Baweja

Which country is Xerox Corp. looking for business process outsourcing and document management?
India

Which deposit is now allowed for a premature withdrawal and banks could determine its own penal interest rate?
Bulk deposit (applicable from 1st April 2013)

Aadhaar a mandatory requirement to get PF benefits in India

EPFO to use Aadhaar numbers as mandatory KYC credential

EPFO subscribers should furnish Aadhaar numbers by 30th June 2013 for seeking benefits under EPF scheme

New Aadhaar registrants to submit their numbers as part of the KYC (Know Your Customer) verification from 1st March 2013

If a working professional do not have Adhaar number, Employer to issue Enrolment Identity Card which will later converted into Adhaar number

23rd January 2013 selected General Knowledge

Name the world's oldest marathon runner who has decided to stop participating in Marathon events after the Hong Kong Marathon.
Fauja Singh

Name the diesel variant of Jaguar assembled in India, priced at Rs.44.50 lakh.
Jaguar XF2.2

Which company launched Verito 'Executive Edition' with premium features?
Mahindra

Which company launched Scala automatic, RXL X-tronic CVT and RXZ X-tronic CVT?
Renault

Expand BCCC. (Hint: Broadcasting)
Broadcasting Content Complaints Council

Where in India 10th edition of BioAsia 2013 will be held?
Hyderabad, 28th to 30th January 2013

Expand FABA. (Hint: Biotech)
Federation of Asian Biotech Association

What is the theme of Karnataka Health Science Library Association annual conference?
Evidence based health science librarianship and librarians to attend from health science institutions across Karnataka

Which Indian state cabinet approved free pathology test facility in government-run hospitals and health centres from February 2013?
Madhya Pradesh

Who will play as a member of Marylebone Cricket Club in a Twenty20 tournament to be held in Dubai in March 2013?
Rahul Dravid

Where does the youth unemployment in South Asia stand as per the report released by International Labour Organisation?
9.6%

Name the Dutch financial services group which exited its insurance business in India.
ING

Current Affairs snippets 2013

How many state Government Universities along with National Institute of Technology will benefit from foreign faculty of Erasmus, Rotterdam,McGill University and Richard Ivey School of Business?
11

Which are the top 4 milk producing states in India?
Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat

Expand KSCWB. (Hint: Cultural)
Kerala State Cultural Welfare Board

Expand KASSIA. (Hint: Industries)
Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association

Who won the Israel parliamentary election?
Benjamin Netanyahu

Which matrimony is planning for $125 million IPO in 2013?
Bharat Matrimony

Which company invested Rs.8 crore in Congruent Solutions, a service provider in pension administration industry?
Fulcrum Venture India

Which designer and manufacturer of industrial batteries opened a manufacturing facility in Bidadi recently?
Amco Saft India

Name the person who plans to construct world's 1st 3-D-printed building?
Janjaap Ruijssenaars

Swelect Energy System bought 49% stake in which solar modules manufacturing company in India?
HHV Solar

When is the 700 Mhz spectrum for 4G services set be auctioned in India?
2014

Expand ICNIRP. (Hint: Radio Protection)
International Commission on non-Ionising Radio Protection

21st January 2013 worldwide gk updates

What is the hiked import duty on gold and platinum in India with immediate effect (2013)?
6% from 4%

Name the overseas arm of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation which bagged the best oil terminal award.
De-Kastri oil terminal of ONGC Videsh Ltd's Sakhalin-1 project in Russia

What is Buddhist train known as?
Mahapari Nirvan Express

Name the former minister of Bihar who died of age related illness recently.
Ramashray Prasad Singh

What is the unique feature of Amul Dairy's Mumbai suburb plant?
Fully automatic traffic management system using robots for milk packing operations

Name the housing project launched by Karnataka Housing Board after 33 years in Mysore.
KRS Nisarga

Why was Lovely Professional University in news recently?
IBM partnered with Lovely Professional University to upgrade its hardware infrastructure

Expand FIPB. (Hint: Investment)
Foreign Investment Promotion Board

When and where the 9th edition Aero India will be held?
6th February 2013, Bangalore

who is appointed as president of Eurogroup?
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Dutch Finance Minister

Expand NOPV. (Hint: Vessels)
Naval Off shore Patrol Vessels

Name the largest off shore vessel commissioned by Indian Navy for maritime surveillance around Andaman and Nicobar islands.
INS Saryu

Beach football India February 2013

Organiser of Beach football 2013

Beach Soccer Worldwide set to organise India's 1st professional Beach Soccer Championship in Goa

Associations involved

Goa Football Association and
Goa Football Development Council

Event Management
Trans-Stadia

Teams
50, Goa's popular football clubs and other prominent teams across India

Dates
7th to 10th February 2013

Players
10 players with 5 on field and 5 substitutes

Prize money
Rs.2 lakh

Spectators
T-Box modular stadia technology

20th January 2013 Sunday current affairs

Which airways offers free flights for children who turned 10 (age) in 2013 as a part of year-long celebration of the airline's 10 anniversary?
Eithad Airways

Name the 1st ever national conference on women in architecture to be held in Pune on 24th and 25th January 2013.
Women in Architecture Mahacon WiA

Name the director whose next film is based on prohibition in Gujarat.
Rahul Dholakia

Who was sworn in as President of America for 2nd term?
Barack Obama

Who was sworn in as Vice President of America for 2nd term?
Joe Biden

What is sponge silk sarees priced to reach middle and lower middle class families which will not have golden and silver borders by Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation?
Rs.3,000

Where in India 21-day Handloom expo will be held with participation from 16 states across the country?
Bhubaneswar

How many Indian companies are in the list of 1,500 entities worldwide in terms of their annual R and D investments?
14

Who was conferred 58th Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award?
Yash Chopra

Which Formula One tournament has entered Indian schools to enable students to participate in world champions trophy?
Bernie Ecclestone world Champions Trophy

State Symbols of Nagaland

Which is the official state bird of Nagaland?
Blyth's Tragopan

Which is the official state animal of Nagaland?
Mithun

Which is the state flower of the Nagaland?
Phododendron

Which is the state Tree of Nagaland?
Alder

State Symbols of Mizoram

Which is the official state bird of Mizoram?
Mrs. Hume's Pheasant

Which is the official state animal of Mizoram?
Hillock Gibbon

Which is the state flower of the Mizoram?
Red Vanada

Which is the state Tree of Mizoram?
Iron Wood

Sample questions SSC exams April 2013

19th January 2013 question and answers

 

Where was the Mali summit held?
Ivory Coast

Where in India 7th edition of BhimthadiJatra, a platform for women self-help groups will be held?
Pune (24th to 27th Jan 2013)

Which India-Mayanmar winter festival event aims to develop eco-tourism and wildlife conversion?
Pangsau Pass winter Festival 2013

Which university in India will introduce a chapter on the contribution of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar to the Constitution?
Karnataka State Open University

Where in India 'Voters Day' will be observed on 25th January 2013?
Bhopal

Who is appointed as an independent non-executive director to the Boards of Sanlam Ltd and Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd.?
Arun Duggal

Which education and learning division announced its partnership with Big Bazaar to market their learning products in their stores across India?
HCL Infosystems Limited

SEBI, market regulator in India is set to full fungibility for which holders?
Indian Depository Receipts

Name the writer and diplomat who served as Indian Ambassador to Bhutan, appointed as Cultural Advisor to Nitish Kumar's cabinet?
Pavan Verma

Expand CMO. (Hint: Marketing)
Central Marketing Organisation

When and where the World Economic Forum 2013 will be held?
23rd to 27th January 2013 in Davos

Expand NIF. (Hint: Investment)
National Investment Fund

18th January Indian Current Affairs 2013

Which Indian state was brought under President's Rule for 3rd time since its formation in 12 years?
Jharkhand

Which mobile manufacturing company is scheduled to launch most expensive Android phone in India?
HTC (HTC Butterfly priced at Rs.44,000)

Which Indian state's Government employees are in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme?
Haryana Rohtak district Railway employees, Power Corporation, Anganwadi workers and Border Security Force jawans

Which country has been invited as guest at the Hyderabad Literary Festival 2013?
France

Under which wing Government of India is set to take over under-utilised and unused government land and monetise accordingly?
Land Authority of India

What is the proposed uniform price for 5 and 3kgs of wheat and rice under the Food Security Bill?
Rs.3/kg and Rs.2/kg

Who is appointed as Reebok India MD of Adidas MG?
Erick Haskell

What is the title of national seminar organised by Center for Culture and Development on Census of India 2011?
Reflections based on census of India 2011

Expand TEQUIP. (Hint: Education)
Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme

Which Indian consumer products company is set to report 50% of its revenues from international operations?
Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting

Which Brazilian alumina refinery and bauxite mines will Hindalco acquire?
Novelis alumina refinery

What percent of margin money requirement for entities bidding through the auction route did SEBI abolish?
25%






National Bravery Award Winners of 2012

List of National Bravery Award Winners of 2012

Age: 7 years and above
Why Award: All of them put their own lives in danger to save others

Kapil Singh Negi
Om Prakash Yadav
Mittal Mahendrabhai Patadiya
Late Master Adithya Gopal
Uma Shankar
Anjali Singh Gautam
Yandam Amara Uday Kiran
Suthrapu Shiva Prasad
Ranjan Pradhan
Sheetal Sadvi Saluja
Divyaben Mansangbhai Chauhan
Sandesh P Hegde
Sindhushree B.A
Mohammed Nishadh V.P
Anshif C.K
Sahsad K
Johnson Tourangbam
Kshetrimayum Rakesh Singh
C. Lalduhawma
Prasannta Shandilya
Dungar Singh
G.Parameswaran
Late Kum.Lovely Verma
Late Kum.Saudhita Barman







Haryana MinistersAsean Summit 2012

Reward from Government of India to National Bravery Award 2012 recipients

1 lakh cash prize
No education costs until graduation
A scholarship allowing them to study engineering and medicine







Kabaddi World CupOrissa Ministers

Note: All children will participate in the Republic Day 2013 parade

13 questions January 2013

13 questions for January, 17th 2013

 

Who is appointed as CEO of HCL Tech?
Anant Gupta

Who regained 2nd rank in the recently released BWF rankings?
Saina Nehwal

What is the projected growth rate by United Nations Organisation for 2013?
6.1%

How was Sophiya Haque who died recently known to the world?
British Asian actress, singer and VJ

Expand IAEWP. (Hint: Educators)
International Association of Educators of World Peace

Who was conferred with Lifetime Achievement for Peace Award by United Nations-affiliated IAEWP?
Nambam Tuki, chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, India

Which Indian state has been voted the "Favourite Upcoming Destination" by Outlook Traveler magazine?
Arunachal Pradesh

Expand ITM. (International)
International Tourism Mart

Who won gold in the 61st Senior National Volleyball Championship in Jaipur?
Kerala men's team

Which section of Income Tax Act gives tax holiday for SEZ units in India?
Section 10AA

Which Indian city will have International youth hostel constructed by BMRCL?
Bangalore

Expand YHAI. (Hint: Hostel)
Youth Hostel Association of India

Expand UCI. (Hint: Cycling)
International Cycling Union

 

Channels telecasting CCL 2013 3rd Edition

Brand Ambassador for CCL Season 3 Bipasha Basu

Launch date: 19th January 2013

Event Dates: 9th February 2013 to 10th March 2013

Channels telecasting Celebrity Champions League 2013

8 teams, 8 channels - 8 languages

Anjan - Bhojpur
Asianet - Malayalam
Star Bengali
Star Gold - Hindi
Star Marathi
Star Vijay - Tamil
Suvarna - Kannada
Zee Telugu

State Symbols of Manipur

Which is the official state bird of Manipur?
Nongin

Which is the official language of state of Manipur?
Manipuri

Which is the official state animal of Manipur?
Sangai (Brown Antlered Deer)

Which is the state flower of the Manipur?
Shiroy Lily ( Lilium)

Which is the state Tree of Manipur?
Iningthiu

State Symbols of Meghalaya

Which is the official state bird of Meghalaya?
Hill Myna

Which is the official state animal of Meghalaya?
Clouded Leopard

Which is the state flower of the Meghalaya?
Lady Slipper Orchid

Which is the state Tree of Meghalaya?
White Teak

Current Affairs Quiz January 2013

16th Jan 2013 World current affairs updates

 

Where in Karnataka Women's Empowerment Centre was opened to cater over 25,000 women for variety of courses to be offered at the Centre?
Malleshwaram, Bangalore

Where in India Wills Lifestyle India Fashion week Spring-Summer 2013 was held?
Kerala

United Kingdom recently expressed interest in forging partnership in which sector with Kerala?
Health

Who won the Go UNESCO Challenge 2012 by traveling to 28 UNESCO heritage sites in India within a year?
Jai Bharati, a Hyderabadi architect

Which country did head of the International Committee of the Red Cross visited for the 1st time recently?
Myanmar

Which bank recently announced it is interested to acquire RBS India's retail assets?
Yes Bank

Which country became world's top smartphone manufacturer by shipping more than 200 million units in the year 2012?
China

Which sporting event could take shape as that of Indian Premier League to be hosted by its commercial partners IMG-Reliance?
Football

Which university felicitated Amitabh Bachchan for his achievements in the Indian film industry for the past 42 years?
Mumbai

Name the 2 superbikes launched in India by DSK Hyosung.
Aquila Pro (650cc) and GT650R-2013 editions

What are the 3 variety of 16 drugs Indian scientists recently released that could be used for disaster management?
Anti-cyanide drug,Anti-nerve gas drug and Anti-toxic gas drug

Free quiz questions and answers Jan 2013

January 15th, 2013 latest updates

 

Who became youngest Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist to break the record held by Babar Iqbal who was aged 12?
9 year old Pranav Kalyan, 4th grade student of Willow Elementary School

Which Japanese fashion retailer is set to partner Arvind to build $1 billion business in India?
Uniqlo

What value of financial assistance was given by Maharashtra Government to farmers affected by excess rains in Nagpur division during 2011-12?
Rs.226.24 crore

Which Marathi feature film has been selected in the PIF film festival?
Anumati

Expand KIFF. (Hint: Film)
Kolhapur International Film Festival






Tourism Taglines 2013

Where in India literary meet 2013 was held which saw over 300 people attending from northeast and western parts of the country?
Aurangabad

Which state in India bagged 'Krishi Karman Award' for Best Performing State in Wheat category for the year 2011-12?
Haryana

Expand PDP. (Hint: Dairy)
Patna Dairy Project

Expand BSTDC. (Hint: Bihar)
Bihar State Tourism Department Corporation

Who was appointed as Chief Justice of Sri Lanka to succeed Shirani Bandarayanayake?
Mohan Peiris

Who replaces Sanjay Kapoor as CEO for India and South Asia operations and will report to Sunil Bharti Mittal of Bharti Airtel?
Gopal Vittal






Punchlines Quiz

Which energy firm plans to set up a research laboratory in Gujarat in partnership with Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute?
Welspun Energy

Who is appointed as President of Oberoi Group?
Kapil Chopra

Expand CAGR (Hint: Rate)
Compounded Annual Growth Rate

Krishi Kraman Award 2013 in food grain production for 2011-12

Krishi Kraman Awards 2013

Special contribution to total foodgrains production Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Manipur and Nagaland

Production and productivity of Rice Bihar

Production and productivity of Wheat Haryana

Production and productivity of Pulses Jharkhand

Production and productivity of Coarse cereals Uttar Pradesh

Following states received Commendation Awards

Punjab, Uttarakhand, Assam, West Bengal, Tripura, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Himachal Pradesh

10 questions and answers gk digest 2013

14th January, Pongal, Lohri, Sankranthi, Kite flying festival day current affairs 2013

 

Which meeting was held by India and Pakistan at Poonch on 14th January 2013?
Flag meeting

To which countries 121 tonne of grapes were exported from Maharashtra, India?
EU member countries

Expand APEDA. (Hint: Export)
Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority






Conference December 2012

Which state received Best stall award at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit?
Madhya Pradesh

Where in India 6th Food and Grocery Forum 2013 was held?
Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon

Who translated Ramayana in Polish language?
Janusz Krzyzowski, an Indologist in Poland






Bollywood Movies Taglines

Where did Apollo Tyres open global R and D centre?
Enschede, Netherlands

Where in India 33rd Sub-Junior (under-17) National Archery championship will be held?
Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore (15th to 20th January 2013)

Which 4 cities weather forecast could be accessed on real time basis through mobile phone application to be launched by India Meteorology Department on its 138th foundation day?
Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai

 

Er Ist Wieder Da a book on Adolf Hitler

Er Ist Wieder Da - English meaning 'He's back'

Written by Timur Vermes, a comic novel with a farcical plot. The novel is top of bestseller list with more than 250,000 copies and 75,000 audio books sold. German press plans for English publication of the same.

Critics Choice Awards 2013

Which movie won the “Best Picture” award at the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
Argo

Who won the “Best Actor” award at the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
Daniel Day-Lewis (Movie – Lincoln

Who won the “Best Actress” award at the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)

Who won the “Best Supporting Actor” award in the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)

Who won the “Best Supporting Actress” award at the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables

Who won the “Best Young Actor/Actress” award at the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Who won the “Best Director” award at the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
Ben Affleck (Argo)

Who won the award for “Best ScreenPlay” at the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)

Who won the award for “Best Adapted ScreenPlay” at the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
Tony Kushner (Lincoln)

Who won the award for “Best Cinematography” at the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi)

Who won the award for “Best Art Direction” in the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
Anna Karenina – Sarah Greenwood/Production Designer, Katie Spencer/Set Decorator

Who won the award for “Best Editing” in the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor (Zero Dark Thirty)

Who won the award for “Costume Design” in the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
Anna Karenina (Jacqueline Durran)

Which movie won the award for “Best Makeup” at the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
Cloud Atlas

Which movie won the award for “Best Visual Effects” at the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
Life of Pi

Which movie won the award for “Best Animated Feature” at the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
Wreck-It Ralph

Which movie won the award for “Best Action Movie” at the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
Skyfall

Who won the award for “Best Actor in an Action Movie” at the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
Daniel Craig – Skyfall

Who won the award for “Best Actress in an Action Movie” at the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)

Which movie won the award for “Best Comedy” at the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
Silver Linings Playbook

Who won the award for “Best Actor in a Comedy” at the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)

Who won the award for “Best Actress in a Comedy” at the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)

Which movie won the award for “Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie” at the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
Looper

Which movie won the award for “Best Foreign Language Movie” at the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
Amour

Which movie won the award for “Best Documentary Feature” at the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
Searching for Sugar Man

Which song won the award for “Best Song” at the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
Skyfall (Performed by Adele) & (Written by Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth)

Who won the award for “Best Score” at the 2013 Critics Choice Movie Awards?
John Williams (Lincoln)

Golden Globe Awards 2013 winners list

Which movie won the award for “Best Motion Picture – Drama” in Golden Globe Awards 2013?

Argo

Which movie won the award for “Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy” in Golden Globe Awards 2013?

Les Miserables

Who won the award for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama” in Golden Globe Awards 2013?

Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

Who won the award for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama” in Golden Globe Awards 2013?

Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)

Who won the award for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy” in Golden Globe Awards 2013?

Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)

Who won the award for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy” in Golden Globe Awards 2013?

Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)

Who won the award for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture” in Golden Globe Awards 2013?

Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

Who won the award for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture” in Golden Globe Awards 2013?

Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)

Who won the award for “Best Director - Motion Picture” in Golden Globe Awards 2013?

Ben Affleck (Argo)

Who won the award for “Best Screenplay - Motion Picture” in Golden Globe Awards 2013?

Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)

 

Which song won the award for “Best Original Song – Motion Picture” in Golden Globe Awards 2013?

Skyfall (Skyfall)

Which movie won the award for “Best Original Score – Motion Picture” in Golden Globe Awards 2013?

Life of Pi

Which movie won the award for “Best Animated Film” in Golden Globe Awards 2013?

Brave

Which movie won the award for “Best Foreign Language Film” in Golden Globe Awards 2013?

Amour

Day to day gk updates January 2013

13th January 2013

 

Where in India 18th Yuva Mahotsav was held recently?
Pernem

Expand KBM. (Hint: Konkani)
Konkani Bhasha Mandal

Where in India the finals of Hip Hop India competition will be held?
Surathkal, National Institute of Technology Karnataka

Which state in India will host the 33rd South Indian History Congress from 15th February to 17th February 2013?
Kariavattom campus,University of Kerala

Which university in India will offer dual degree and integrated MBA courses?
Rajasthan (BTech and MBA)

Expand ATOAI. (Hint: Tour)
Adventure Tour Operators Association of India

Who won the Miss America 2013 title?
Mallory Hagan, 23 year old contestant from Brooklyn, New York

Expand OTA. (Hint: Travel)
Online Travel Agency

Expand OLED. (Hint: Organic)
Organic Light-Emitting Diode

Expand IISCO. (Hint: Steel)
Indian Iron and Steel Company

 

Gestures control tv, Canon wi-fi camera,OLED tv launched at CES 2013

List of products launched at CES 2013

 

Acer Iconia B1-A71 tablet

Asus Transformer Book and Vivo Tab Smart

Canon Power shot ELPH 130 IS with Wi-Fi

Fujifilm Range of digital cameras

HP AMD powered Sleekbooks and Windows Phone 8 based Ascend W1

Intel Atom Lexington Z2420

Lenovo 27 inch IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC, K900 phone with 13 megapixels camera

LG 55 inch OLED tv

NVidia Gaming system powered by Tegra 4

Panasonic OLED TV

Polariod iM 836 mirrorless interchangable lens camera

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chips

Samsung OLED tv, NX 300, Series 7 Chronos and Notebooks, Full HD touch screen monitor, guestures control tv, Exynos 5 Octa SoC adn Youm OLED display

Sharp 32 inch 4K IGZO LCD monitor

Sony Xperia Z Android smartphone with 13 mg camera, touch enabled T series 15 VAIO ultra book, 4K OLED TV

Toshiba Satellite laptop series

Viewsonic vSD240 smart display

Vizio Windows 8 tablets and Android 4.1 smatphones

ZTE Grand S smartphone and Nubia Z5 smart phone

State Symbols of Maharashtra

Which is the official state bird of Maharashtra?
Yellow-footed Green Pigeon

Which  is the official language of state of Maharashtra?
Marathi

Which is the official state animal of Maharashtra?
Indian Giant Squirrel

Which is the state Tree of Maharashtra?
Mango

State Symbols of Madhya Pradesh

Which is the official state bird of Madhya Pradesh?
Dudhraj

Which is the official language of state of Madhya Pradesh?
Hindi

Which is the official state animal of Madhya Pradesh?
Barasingha

Which is the state flower of the Madhya Pradesh?
Palash

Which is the state Tree of Madhya Pradesh?
Banyan

World economic, sports updates 2013

12th January 2013 gk at a glance

 

Expand MSHMPB. (Hint: Medicinal)
Maharashtra State Horticulture and Medicinal Plant Board

Which Indian state approved Girl and Youth Policy 2013 recently?
Rajasthan

Which country's parliament approved new tax legislation aiming to boost state revenues by 2.3 billion in 2013?
Greece

Name the Reddit co-founder who committed suicide.
Aaron Swartz

Which university did Microsoft tie-up to deliver personality development and improve written and spoken English along with basic computer knowledge in India?
Bournville College of London

Who won the men's ATP tour title at Sydney International tennis tournament 2013?
Bernard Tomic

Who is appointed as Canara Bank's CMD with effect from 11th January 2013?
R.K.Dubey

Who became the youngest men's National Table Tennis champion in India?
Soumyajit Ghosh

 

Possible essay topics December 2012

Reduction in Education fees and its impact on economy

India's Art Festival and its influence on rest of the world

Energy conservation, a social responsibility

Poor loan lending and its adverse effects on economy


Write a note on:

Cash to the poor program in India

13th annual Indo-Russian bilateral summit

Wind Power India 2012

Olympics and India's role

Introduction of e-pension in India

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy 2012

Rashtriya Swastha Bima Yojana

Sitar maestro - Pandit Ravi Shankar

Pinjore heritage festival

Conference of the Commissioners of Police

Goonda Act 1923

Indian PSU's role in Brazil's iron ore assets


Letter writing topics

Write a letter to Medical officer highlighting the raise in Dengue cases in your locality.

Write a letter to city Mayor mentioning the grow menace of garbage in your locality.

Sample questions for SSC exams 2013

11th January 2013 gk digest

 

Expand AFSPA. (Hint: Armed Forces)
Armed Forces Special Powers Act

Which 2 Asian countries will sign liberalised visa agreement during 3-day home minister-level talks beginning 28th January 2013?
India and Bangladesh

Expand PFM. (Hint: Finance)
Personal Finance Management

Name the Padma Vibhushan recipient of India who was conferred with Maharashtra Bhushan award recently.
Dr.Anil Kakdokar

Which Indian state is set to form a Medical Service Corporation to procure and distribute medical products?
Chhattisgarh

Expand TTF. (Hint: Travel)
Travel and Tourism Fair

Which company will invest an additional amount of Rs.14,000 crore in Gujarat's port sector and water supply projects?
Essar Group

Operation smile is set to sign MoU with Government of Meghalaya for what purpose?
To provide cleft-lip, cleft-palate surgeries and correction of facial deformities

Which rank does India hold on the economic freedom index 2013?
119th rank

Expand CCI. (Hint: Competition)
Competition Commission of India

Expand HOSTIA. (Hint: Industries)
Hosur Small and Tiny Industries Association

Who is appointed as interim CEO of Lakshmi Vilas Bank?
K.S.R.Anjaneyulu

Name the Indian Navy pilot who is set to become the first Indian to circumnavigate the globe non-stop.
Lt. Commander Abhilash Tomy

How many FDI proposals were approved by Government of India worth Rs.1,310.60 crore recently?
14

 

Conference held across India December 2012

Recent Advancements in Chemical Science Research An Indian Prespective , Maharashtra

International Conference on Food Technology and Health Promotion 2012, New Delhi

3rd International Conference on Computer Applications 2012, Pondicherry

4th International Conference on Network Communications 2012, Chennai

International Conference on radar communication and computing, Tamil Nadu

International Conference on Extension Education in the Prespectives of Advances in Natural Resource, Rajasthan

Real Estate Summit and Awards 2012, Mumbai

North-East Handicrafts Gifts Sourcing Show, Kolkata

19th International Conference on High Performance Computing, Maharashtra

International Conference on Green Technologies 2012, Kerala

AIFUCTO Varanasi Conference 2012

International Conference on Managing Human Resources at the Workplace, Karnataka

Food Regulatory and Safety Summit, New Delhi

National Conference on Power System Emergencies, Tamil Nadu

Shared Services and Outsourcing Week India 2012

International Embryology Summit Mumbai

National Conference on Nanomaterials, Tamil Nadu

International current affairs January 2013

10th January 2013 gk round-up

 

Which group downgraded India to underweight from neutral as a part of emerging markets review?
Citigroup

Which city has banned mobile girls from using cellphones, dancing and signing at weddings?
Udaipur

Expand IME. (Hint: Mechanical)
Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Expand CPCR. (Hint: Child)
Commission for Protection of Child Rights

Where in India Gas cracker project will be commissioned by BCPL?
Assam

Who is appointed as president and CEO of Boston consulting group?
Rich Lesser

Which rank does Parupalli Kashyap hold after existing from Korea Open 2013?
11th rank

Which dam in Afghanistan will be constructed by India as it approved additional funds with a revised cost of Rs.1,457.56 crore?
Salma Dam

Who is appointed as president of India and SAARC nations by Cisco for its sales and operations?
Jeff White

Name the Korean coach who is appointed for Archery in India.
Lim Chae Woong

Why was EIL in news recently in India?
Government of India approved 10% stake sale

Expand SAT. (Hint: Securities)
Securities Appellate Tribunal

 

Formula 1 2013 schedule

Australian Grand Prix 2013, Albert Park
15th to 17th March

Malaysia Grand Prix 2013, Sepang International Circuit
22nd to 24th March

2013 Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai International Circuit
12th to 14th April

2013 Bahrain Grand Prix, Bahrain International Circuit
19th to 21st April

Gran Premia De Espana 2013, Circuit de Catalunya
10th to 12th May

Grand Prix de Monaco 2013, Circuit de Monaco
24th to 26th May

Grand Prix Du Canada, Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve
7th to 9th June 2013

British Grand Prix 2013
28th to 30th June

Grosser Preis von Deutschland
5th to 7th July

TBA
19th to 21st July 2013

Magyar Nagydij 2013, Hungaroring
26th to 28th July

Belgain Grand Prix, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
23-25 August 2013

Premio D'Italia, Autodromo di Monza
6th to 8th September

Singapore Grand Prix 2013, Marina Bay Street Circuit
20th to 22nd September

Korean Grand Prix, Korea International Circuit
4th to 6th October

Japanese Grand Prix 2013
11th to 13th October

Indian Grand Prix, Buddh International Circuit
25th to 27th October 2013

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2013
1st to 3rd November

United States Grand Prix, Circuit of the Americas
15th to 17th November

Premio Do Brasil 2013, Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace
22nd to 24th November

General awareness for sarkari naukri January 2013

9th January 2013 General Knowledge

 

Name the world's 1st subway which marked 150th anniversary recently.
Farringdon

Which country displaced Brazil, Russia to become 4th largest market for Sony?
India

Name the West Indies cricketer who joined Derbyshire on a 2-year deal.
Chanderpaul

Which company will migrate its Live Messenger users to Skype on March 15th 2013?
Microsoft

Which Indian state has come up with a plan to transport drinking water in railway wagons?
Maharashtra

India Bike week will be held in which Indian city on February 2nd and 3rd 2013?
Vagator, North Goa

Name the director of Bombay to Goa who died due to Heart attack recently.
S.Ramanathan

Times Internet recently entered into a partnership with which American online media company?
Gawker Media

Who was recently appointed as Secretary, Financial Services in Finance  Ministry of India?
Rajiv Takru

Who won the PGA TOur golf tournament title for the first time in 2013?
Dustin Johnson

Which rank does India hold as drug exporter and food exporter to America?
2nd and 7th rank

Tennis 2013 schedule

14th Jan to 27th Jan 2013

Australian Open 2013 - Melbourne Park,Melbourne Australia

 

26th May to 9th June 2013

French Open 2013 - Roland Garros, Paris, France

 

24th June to 7th July 2013

Wimbledon 2013 - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club,Wimbledon London UK

 

26th Aug to 9th Sept 2013

US Open 2013 - Flushing Medow, New York, US

State Symbols of Jharkhand

Which is the official state bird of Jharkhand?
Koel

Which is the official language of state of Jharkhand?
Hindi

Which is the official state animal of Jharkhand?
Elephant

Which is the state flower of the Jharkhand?
Palash

Which is the state Tree of Jharkhand?
Sal

State Symbols of Himachal Pradesh

Which is the official state bird of Himachal Pradesh?
Monal

Which is the official language of state of Himachal Pradesh?
Hindi

Which is the official state animal of Himachal Pradesh?
Musk Deer


Which is the state flower of the Himachal Pradesh?
Rhododendron

Which is the state Tree of Himachal Pradesh?
Deodar

Free online Current Affairs January 2013

8th January 2013 current affairs

 

Where does the unemployment rate stand as of November 2012?
11.8%

Which country's President will miss his scheduled swearing-in ceremony for 3rd term due to health problem?
Venezuelan

Rahul Sharma re-entered as a music director with which movie?
Freedom

Expand PBD. (Bharatiya)
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

Name the Nobel laureate who said "fragile ecosystem of the Sunderbans needs to be handled with care" at the 100th Indian Science Congress.
Rajendra K. Pachauri

Under which scheme Haryana Government introduced pilot project for children between 3 and 6 years of age?
Integrated Child Development Services

Expand ECCE. (Hint: Childhood)
Early Childhood Care and Education

Expand NIPCCD. (Hint: Child Development)
National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development

Which state's transport bagged the Apollo-CV awards as the best public fleet operator of the year 2013 for its Intelligence Transport System?
Karnataka State Transport Corporation

Which Indian state will join the existing 9 states to cultivate pomegranate?
Madhya Pradesh

Which Indian state rolled out scheme for childless couples?
Rajasthan

What is the financial assistance that couples with an annual income of less than Rs.1 lakh could avail under the childless couple scheme?
Rs.20,000

How many countries are participating in the Gujarat Global Investors meet 2013?
16

 

Top 10 ATP Tour prize money winners

Novak Djokovic (Serbia) $12,803,737

Roger Federer (Switzerland) $8,584,842

Andy Murray (Scotland) $5,708,230

Rafael Nadal (Spain) $4,997,448

David Ferrer (Spain) $4,409,340

Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina) $3,031,003

Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) $2,973,967

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) $2,376,640

Janko Tipsarevic (Serbia) $2,063,737

Richard Gasquet (France) $1,562,677

General Knowledge updates January 2013

7th January 2013 gk updates

 

Where in India 3-day 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was held in January 2013?
Kochi, Kerala

Which technology major will release 27-inch coffee table PC?
Lenovo

Name the Australian who retired ranking 11th in the International Cricket Council's Test Rankings.
Mike Hussey

Which companies co-founder is planning to build a small city on Mars for 80,000 space explorers (only vegetarians)?
PayPal's co-founder Elon Musk

Who won the Aircel Chennai Open 2013 men's singles title?
Janko Tipservic

Who won the Aircel Chennai Open 2013 men's doubles title?
Stanislas Wawrinka and Benoit Paire

How was Harmut Mehdorn known?
Germany's Air Berlin PLC's CEO

Who won the 4th consecutive FIFA Ballon d'Or award?
Lionel Messi

What does T stand for in recently launched Bajaj Discover 100T?
Tourer

Which automobile company launched 110cc bikes Pantero and Centuro?
Mahindra

 

List of Countries having 100% Literacy rate

In total there are seven countries having achieved Literacy rate of 100% in the World.

1. Andorra 

2. Liechtenstein

3. Norway

4. Finland

5. Holy See (Vatican City)

6. Luxembourg

7. Greenland

State Symbols of Haryana

Which is the official state bird of Haryana?
Black Francolin

Which is the official language of state of Haryana?
Punjabi & Hindi

Which is the official state animal of Haryana?
Nilgai

Which is the state flower of the Haryana?
Lotus

Which is the state tree of Haryana?
Peepal

State Symbols of Gujarat

Which is the official state bird of Gujarat?
Greater Flamingo

Which is the official language of state of Gujarat?
Gujarati, Hindi & English

Which is the official state animal of Gujarat?
Lion

Which is the state flower of the Gujarat?
Marigold

Which is the state tree of Gujarat?
Banyan tree

Sample gk question and answers 2013

3rd January 2013 gk updates

 

Expand LPSC. (Hint: Propulsion)
Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre

Odisha joined how many states as it introduced ban of gutka and paan masala?
18

Who is appointed as MD of IBM India?
Vanitha Narayanan

What issues would 14th Finance Commission in India priorities?
Disinvestment, GST compensation, sale of non-priority PSUs and subsidies

Name the Nehru fellowship recipient Archaeologist who died recently.
Ranganatha Rao

Which 2 region got President's approval for special status bill to execute the provisions of the Article 371J of the constitution?
Hyderabad-Karnataka

Where is the inaugural edition of Invitational squash tournament scheduled to be held from 4th to 8th January 2013 in India?
Bangalore

What is the export volume (in kgs) decline of tea export from India between January and September 2012?
22.7 million kgs

Bharti Infratel will be included in which indices from 7th January 2013?
FTSE Global Equity Indices

Against whom did Nestle win trademark battle over KitKat chocolate bar's 4-fingered and 3-dimensional shape?
Cadbury

Updated list of Navratna Status PSU companies in India

Navratna Status PSU companies in India

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)

National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO)

National Mineral Development Corporation Limited (NMDC)

Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited

Oil India Limited

Power Finance Corporation Limited

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited

Power Grid Corporation of India Limited

GAIL India Limited

Rural Electrification Corporation Limited

Shipping Corporation of India Limited

Maharatna Status PSU companies in India

Complete list of Maharatna Status PSU companies in India

 

Coal India Limited

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)

NTPC Limited

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC)

Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)

CEO's quiz 2013

Who is the present CEO of Berkshire Hathway?

Warren Buffett

Who is the present CEO of Walmart Stores?

Michael Duke

Who is the present CEO of Google?

Larry Page

Who is the present CEO of Exxon Mobil?

Rex Tillerson

Who is the present CEO of General Electric?

Jeffrey Immelt

Who is the present CEO of Facebook Inc?

Mark Zuckerberg

Who is the present CEO of News Corp?

Rupert Murdoch

Who is the present CEO of Amazon.com?

Jeff Bezos

Who is the present CEO of JP Morgan Chase?

Jamie Dimon

Who is the present CEO of Apple Inc?

Timothy Cook

Who is the present CEO of Goldman Sachs Group?

Lloyd Blankfein

Who is the present CEO of Koch Industries Inc?

David Koch

Who is the present CEO of BlackRock?

Larry Fink

Who is the present CEO of Toyota Motor?

Akio Toyoda

Who is the present CEO of Microsoft?

Steve Ballmer

Who is the present CEO of Arcelor Mittal?

Lakshmi Mittal

Who is the present CEO of Softbank?

Masayoshi Son

Who is the present CEO of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton?

Bernard Arnault

Who is the present CEO of Hon Hai Precision?

Terry Gou

Who is the present CEO of Baidu.com?

Robin Li

Who is the present CEO of SpaceX?

Elon Musk

Who is the present CEO of Gazprom?

Alexey Miller

Datewise current affairs January 2013

2nd January 2013 current affairs

 

Who became the 4th test cricketer to surpass 13,000 runs?
Jacques Kallis

Expand ICDC. (Hint: Diabetes)
International Conference on Diabetes and its Complications

Who is appointed as RBI deputy governor?
Urjit Patel

Which technology was officially launched on 1st January 1983 and has turned 30 years now?
Internet

Which nationalised bank has launched MobiCash Easy, a mobile wallet offering facilities such as fund transfer, bill payment,mobile and DTH recharge?
State Bank of India

Name the American pop singer whose 1950 hit 'Tennessee Waltz' had topped the charts for months, died at the age of 85.
Patti Page

Which Indian state will introduce a scheme to distribute free iron tablets to school children to overcome anemia?
Kerala

 

List of Capital Cities of Indian States

Which is the capital city of Andhra Pradesh?
Hyderabad

Which is the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh?
Itanagar

Which is the capital city of Assam?
Dispur

Which is the capital city of Bihar?
Patna

Which is the capital city of Chhattisgarh?
Raipur

Which is the capital city of Goa?
Panaji

Which is the capital city of Gujarat?
Gandhinagar

Which is the capital city of Haryana?
Chandigarh

Which is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh?
Shimla

Which is the capital city of Jammu & Kashmir?
Srinagar (in summer)
Jammu (in winter)

Which is the capital city of Jharkhand?
Ranchi

Which is the capital city of Karnataka?
Bangalore

Which is the capital city of Kerala?
Thiruvananthapuram

Which is the capital city of Madhya Pradesh?
Bhopal

Which is the capital city of Maharashtra?
Mumbai

Which is the capital city of Manipur?
Imphal

Which is the capital city of Meghalaya?
Shillong

Which is the capital city of Mizoram?
Aizawl

Which is the capital city of Nagaland?
Kohima

Which is the capital city of Orissa?
Bhubaneswar

Which is the capital city of Punjab?
Chandigarh

Which is the capital city of Rajasthan?
Jaipur

Which is the capital city of Sikkim?
Gangtok

Which is the capital city of Tamil Nadu?
Chennai

Which is the capital city of Tripura?
Agartala

Which is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh?
Lucknow

Which is the capital city of Uttarakhand?
Dehradun

Which is the capital city of West Bengal?
Kolkata

Total Number of Districts in Indian States

How many Districts are there in the state of Andhra Pradesh?
13

How many Districts are there in the state of Arunachal Pradesh?
17

How many Districts are there in the state of Assam?
27

How many Districts are there in the state of Bihar?
38

How many Districts are there in the state of Chhattisgarh?
27

How many Districts are there in the state of Goa?
2

How many Districts are there in the state of Gujarat?
33

How many Districts are there in the state of Haryana?
21

How many Districts are there in the state of Himachal Pradesh?
12

How many Districts are there in the state of Jammu & Kashmir?
22

How many Districts are there in the state of Jharkhand?
24

How many Districts are there in the state of Karnataka?
30

How many Districts are there in the state of Kerala?
14

How many Districts are there in the state of Madhya Pradesh?
51

How many Districts are there in the state of Maharashtra?
36

How many Districts are there in the state of Manipur?
9

How many Districts are there in the state of Meghalaya?
11

How many Districts are there in the state of Mizoram?
8

How many Districts are there in the state of Nagaland?
11

How many Districts are there in the state of Odisha?
30

How many Districts are there in the state of Punjab?
22

How many Districts are there in the state of Rajasthan?
33

How many Districts are there in the state of Sikkim?
4

How many Districts are there in the state of Tamil Nadu?
32

How many Districts are there in the state of Telengana?
10

How many Districts are there in the state of Tripura?
8

How many Districts are there in the state of Uttar Pradesh?
75

How many Districts are there in the state of Uttarakhand?
13

How many Districts are there in the state of West Bengal?
20

How many Districts are there in Andaman and Nicobar island?
3

How many Districts are there in Chandigarh?
1

How many Districts are there in Dadra and Nagar Haveli?
1

How many Districts are there in Daman and Diu?
2

How many Districts are there in Lakshadweep?
1

How many Districts are there in National Capital Territory of Delhi?
11

How many Districts are there in Puducherry?
4

Total Districts in India 675

State Symbols of Goa

Which is the official state bird of Goa?
Ruby Throated Yellow Bulbul

Which is the official language of state of Goa?
Konkani

Which is the official state animal of Goa?
Gaur

Which is the state Tree of Goa?
Asan

State Symbols of Chhattisgarh

Which is the official state bird of Chhattisgarh?
Pahari Myna (Hill Myna)

Which is the official language of state of Chhattisgarh?
Chhattisgarhi, Hindi

Which is the official state animal of Chhattisgarh?
Van Bhainsa (Wild Buffalo)

Which is the state Tree of Chhattisgarh?
Sal or Sarai

January 2013 general awareness

1st January 2013 general awareness


 

Which airlines in India lost license to fly as it exceeded renewal period?
Kingfisher Airlines

What code will the genetically-modified food bear at top of its display panel?
GM

Expand FSSAI. (Hint: Food)
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

Which institute in India will have robots performing for Gangnam style song at its Techfest?
Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay)

Name the Oscar winning sound editor of Lord of the Rings who died in rafting accident.
Michael Hopkins

Name the IPS officer who took over as chief of the Intelligence Bureau.
S.A.Ibrahim

 

Honey Singh-Jazzy B This Party Gettin Hot, 1 million views in 80 hours

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Taglines of Bollywood or Hindi Movies Quiz

The Answer Lies Within - Talaash

The Dirty Dozen - Housefull 2

A Mother of A Story - Kahaani

Lakhon Mein Ek - Vicky Donor

In The Midst Of Hell... He Found Heaven - Jannat 2

When Desires Turn Evil - Raaz 3

The Competition of Life - Student Of The Year

When Dreams Turn Into Nightmares - Blood Money

Searching For Her Love.. Through Many Lives.. - Dangerous Ishhq

Justice Is Their Crime - Department

Thrice Upon A Love Story - Teri Meri Kahaani

Two Cops.One Journey.A Struggle For Power.Maximum Power - Maximum

To Love Her Is To Die - Jism 2

Sometimes Being Alien Is The Only Option - Joker

A War You Cannot Escape - Chakravyuh

If You Stop... You Die - Rush

Capital City of Union Territory Quiz

Which is the capital city of Union Territory of Delhi?

Delhi

Which is the capital city of Union Territory of Lakshadweep?

Kavaratti

Which is the capital city of Union Territory of Pondicherry?

Pondicherry

Which is the capital city of Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands?

Port Blair

Which is the capital city of Union Territory of Daman & Diu?

Daman

Which is the capital city of Union Territory of Chandigarh?

Chandigarh

Which is the capital city of Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli?

Silvassa 

Taglines or Punchlines Quiz 2013

Open Happiness - Coca Cola

Power to you - Vodafone

Aapki Jeet Hamari Jeet - Ashok Leyland

kardo Sabki Bolti Bandh - Celkon Mobiles

Nothing like Anything - Micromax

Bring Home Happiness - Midea

Good Food Good Life - Nestle

Make it Matter - HP

Jiyo Befikar - Bajaj Allianz

New Thinking New Possibilities - Hyundai

Jis Pe Desh Kare Bharosa - Luminous

Store your world in ours - Sandisk

Astronautical Society of India Awards 2010 and 2011

ASI Awards 2010 and 2011

Muthunayagam Aryabhata Award 2010

V.K.Saraswat Aryabhata Award 2011

ASI Rocket Technologies P.Kunhikrishnan (ISRO) G.Satheesh Reddy (DRDO)

Spacecraft Technologies Yateendra Mehta and P.Chakraborty (ISRO)

Space Sciences and Applications N.M.Ashok and Y.Y.N.Krishnamurthy

Space Systems Management N.Prahlad Rao


ASI-ISRO awards 2010

Rocket technology S.V.Sharma
Spacecraft technology Dilip Kumar Das
Space Sciences and Applications K.Krishna Murthy

ASI-ISRO awards 2011

Rocket technology G.Ravindranath
Spacecraft technology C.C.Joseph
Space systems management M.Nageswara Rao

ASI-ISRO best Woman scientist awards 2010 and 2011

N.Veena and Punam Pradeepkumar

ASI-ISRO Young scientist awards 2010 and 2011

Santanu Sinha and Advaita Goswamy

ASI-ISRO Team achievement awards 2010 and 2011

Chayan Dutta and Team
B.N.Murthy and Team

Space Gold medals for 2010

Isac Daniel
Paul P. George
K.Thenmozhi Selvi
Gopal N. Umat

Space Gold medals for 2011

Jagannath Das
Muthuchezhian
N.Radha
A.Ilankumaran

31st December 2012 gk updates

How many districts and schemes in India would be included in direct cash transfer of subsidies from 1st January 2013?
20 districts and 26 schemes

Who was conferred by Indian Association of Dermatologists (Maharashtra chapter) a lifetime achievement award?
Girish Saoji

Which university will be established at Apatani Plateau in lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh?
Technical and Medical university

Expand GCET. (Hint: Test)
Goa Common Entrance Test

Apart from being a comic actor how else the world knows Jaswinder Bhalla?
Professor of Agricultural Science at the Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana

Expand TAAT. (Hint: Archery)
The Archery Association of Tamil Nadu

Full list of Tamil Movies released in 2012

Tamil Movies released from January to December 2012

Nanban
Kollaikaran
Vettai
Medhai
Paari
Settai Dhanam
Theni Maavattam
Marina
Sengathu Bhoomiyilae
Dhoni
Oru Mazhai Naangu Saaral
Oru Nadigaiyin Vaakkumoolam
Soozhnilai
Vachaathi
Vilayada Vaa
Ambuli
Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi
Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal
Udumban
Kathal Paathai
Virudhanagar Sandhippu
Aravaan
Kondaan Koduthaan
Shankar Oor Rajapalayam
Naanga
Pathirama Pathukkunga
Sevarkodi
Kazhugu
Maasi
Vinmeengal
Aayiram Muthangaludam Thenmozhi
Kadhal Pisase
Kandha
Nandha Nandhitha
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Meervudan Krishna
Mudhalvar Mahatma
Othakkuthirai
Otha Veedu
Suriya Nagaram
Asthamanam
Mazhaikaalam
Nandu Bhaskar
Oru Kal Oru Kannadi
Pachai Engira Kaathu
Aduthatha
Maattuthavani
Mye
Ooh La La La
Aathi Narayana
Leelai
Padam Parthu kadhai Sol
Gaantham
Parama Guruu
Vazhakku Enn 18/9
Kalakalappu
Kandathum Kanadhathum
Raattinam
Anbulla Manvizhiye
Ishtam
Konjum Mainakkale
Idhayam Thiraiarangam
Manam Kothi Paravai
Mayaginen Thayanginen
Thadaiyara Thaakka
Krishnaveni Panjaalai
Porkodi 10am Vaguppu
Thoothuvan
Marupadiyum Oru Kadhal
Murattu Kaalai
Saguni
Naan Ee
Billa II
Maalai Pozhudhin Mayakathilaey
Pechiyakka Marumagan
Pollangu
Suzhal
Madhubana Kadai
Mirattal
Aasami
Yugam
Adhisaya Ullagam-3D
Eppadi Manasukkul Vanthai
Palayamkotti
Panithuli
Sri Ramakrishna Darsanam
Attakathi
Iruvan
Naan
Etho Seithai Ennai
Pandi Oliperukki Nilayam
Poovampattu
18 Vayasu
Aachariyangal
Anil
Avan Appadithan
Perumaan
Mugamoodi
Valiban Suttrum Ulagam
Arakkonam
Kalla Parunthu
Mannaru
Paagan
Nellai Sandhippu
Sundarapandian
Chaarulatha
Saattai
Thaandavam
English Vinglish
Pudhiya Kaaviyam
Sembattai
Maattrraan
Soundarya
Amridha Yokam
Koyambedu Perudhu Nilayam
Pizza
Thiruthani
Aarohanam
Chakravarthy Thirumagan
Mayilu
Vavval Pasanga
Ariyaan
Aasaivam
Magan
Yaaruku Theriyum
Ajantha
Ammavin Kaipesi
Kasi Kuppam
Podaa Podi
Thuppakki
Kai
Naduvula Kinjam Pakkatha Kaanom
Neerparavai
Ongaram
Sun Sun Thatha
Kumki
Neethaane En Ponvasantham
Sattam Oru Iruttarai
Akilan
Kandu Pudichitten
Kozhi Koovuthu
Lollu Dhadha Parak Parak
Paraseega Mannan
Puthumughangal Thevai

Complete list of Telugu Movies released in 2012

Telugu Movies released from January to December 2012


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Adhinayakudu

Akashamlo Sagam

Alibaba Intlo Andharu Dhongalu

All the best

Anarkali

Andala Rakshasi

Anucharudu

April Fool

Aravind 2

August 15

Autonagar Surya

Ayyare

Bachelors 2

Bhale Thammudu 2012

Bindaas

Boochi

Brothers

Bus Stop

Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu

Chanakyudu

Chatulatha

Chemistry

Dalam 2012

Damarukam

Daruvu

David Billa

Dear - Bharat

Denikania Ready

Devaraya

Devasthanam

Devudu Chesina Manushulu 2012

Dhammu

Dhoni

Disco

Double Trouble

Ee Rojullo

Eega

Ekaveera

Em Babu Laddu Kavala

Endukante Premanta

Face Book

Friends Book

Gabbar Singh

Gajaraju

Gandharvulu

Genius

Gundello Godari

Hara Hara Mahadeva

Hitech Killer

Housefull

Inkennallu

Ishq

Jollyga Enjoy Cheddam

Julayi

Kottha Kotthaga

Kousalya Aunty

Krishnam vande Jagadgurum

Kshetram

Kulu Manali

Life is beautiful

Love Cycle

Love Failure

Lovely

Lucky

Maa Abbai Engineering Student

Maa Oollo Osari Yem Jarigindante

Maatarani Mounamidi

Malligadu

Masti

Medaram Jatara

Mem Vayasum Vaccham

Midatha

Mister Nokia

Mithunam

Monadagu 2012

My Heart is Beating

Mythri

Naa Ishtam

Nadeeswarudu

Neeku Naaku Dash Dash

Nippu

Nippulanti Nijam

NRI

Nuvva Nena

O Manasa

Oka College Story

Oka Romatic Crime Katha

Oo Kodathara Ulikkipadathara

Operation IPS

Osei Osei Vadilesi Vellipoke

Parents

Peddalaku Matrame

Poola Rangadu 2012

Prathayayam

Premalo Padithe

Production No 1 2012

Punnami Rathri 2012

Rachcha

Ramachari

Rebel

Romance

Routine Love Story

Rowdram

Saarocharu

Sakuni

Savithri

Shadow

Shirdi Sai

Shiva Mansulo Shruthi

Simhaputrudu

Sivatandavam

SMS

Snehitudu

Sri Vasavi Vaibhavam

Srimannarayana

Sudigadu

Tea Samosa Biscuit

Telugabbai

The Business Man

Thupaki

Tuneega Tuneega

Usuru

Vaaradhi

Veerangam

Vikrama Simha

Vivekananda

Yamaho Yama

Yamudiki Mogudu 2012

Yeto Vellipoyindi Manasu

Yevadu

List of Hindi Movies released in 2012

Movies released from January to December 2012

Players
Chaalis Chauraasi
Ghost
Sadda Adda
Tutiya Dil
Agneepath

Staying Alive
Gali Gali Chor Hai
Love You To Death
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu
Valentine's Night
Ek Deewana Tha
Married 2 America
Jodi Breakers
Pune tc
Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya

Dairy of a Butterfly
London, Paris, New York
Paan Singh Tomar
Will You Marry Me?
Chaar Din Ki Chandni
Kahaani
7 Welcome to London
Anjunaa Beach
Chaurahen (Crossroads)
Love Possible
Say Yes To Love
Aindagi Tere Naam
Agent Vinod
Blood Money
Bumboo

Housefull 2
Bittoo Boss
Chhodo Kal Ki Baatien
Hate Story
Vicky Donor
Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi
Tezz

Fatso
Jannat 2
Dangerous Ishq
Ishaqzaade
The Forest
Chhota Bheem
Department
Mr.Bhatti on Chutti
Love, Lies and Seeta
Arjun: The Warrior Prince
Chutki Bajja Ke
Love Recipe
Love, Wrinkle-free
MLA
Rakhtbjee
Yeh Khula Aasmaan

Rowdy Rathore
Shangai
Chakradhaar
Ferrari Ki Sawaari
Qasam Se Qasam Se
Gangs of Wasseypur
Teri Meri Kahaani
Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai
Maximum
Supermen of Malegon

3 Bachelors
Bol Bachchan
Overtime
Cocktail
Siyaah
Challo Driver
Gattu
Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hai
Harud
Kyaa Super Kool Hian Hum

Jism 2
Krishna Aur Kans
Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai
Gangs of Wasseypur 2
5 Ghantey Mein 5 Crore
Main Krishna Hoon
Ek Tha Tiger
Delhi in A Day
Shirin Farhad Ki Nikal Padi
From Sydney With Love
I M 24
Jalpari
Joker

Chal Pichchur Banate Hain
Raaz 3
Barfi
Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal
Qayamat Hi Qayamat
Heroine
Deewana Main Deewana
Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal
OMG Oh My God

English Vinglish
Kismet Love Paisa Dilli
Aiyyaa
Bhoot Returns
Chittagong
Makkhi
Prem Mayee
Delhi Safari
Student of The Year
Chakravyuh
Ajab Gazabb Love
Rush

1920 - Evil Returns
Ata Pata Lapata
Future to Bright Hai Ji
Le Gaya Saddam
Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana
It's Rocking - Dard-E-Disco
Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Son of Sardaar
Main Krishna Hoon
Talaash

10ml Love
Khiladi 786
Ammaa Ki Boli
Cigarette Ki Tarah
Dabangg 2

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