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Science day - 28th February 2013 1st mock test answers

_______ is called the movement of a celestial body as it turns on its axis.
Rotation

_______ is called the movement of an object around a central body.
Revolution

_______ is the name of the process by which plants use light to convert water and carbon dioxide into sugar.
Photosynthesis

What is the 1st stage in the development of a plan seed known as?
Germination

Anything that occupies space and has mass when at rest is called ______
Matter

Change of state from liquid to a gas is known as ________
Evaporation

What is the Japanese word used when a seismic sea wave caused by underwater earthquake or volcanic activity?
Tsunami

What is the name given to any animal which resembles human beings?
Hominoid

The remains of a plant or animal buried in sediment is called _______
Fossils

________ is the finest material ejected from a volcanic eruption.
Ash

Tax proposals for 2013-14, India budget 2013

No change in income tax slabs

Tax Administration Reforms Commission to be setup

Tax credit of Rs.2,000 for income up to Rs.5,00,000

10% surcharge on income above Rs.1 crore

Additional surcharge on taxes for 1 year

Education cess to continue at 3%

Donations to National Children's Fund will be eligible for 100% tax deduction

TDS of 1% on land deals above Rs.50 lakhs with the exclusion of agricultural land

India Budget updates 2013-14

Budget 2013-14, 82nd National Budget of India

Date : 28th February 2013

Presented by : Finance Minister of India, P.Chidambaram

 

India's 1st all-women public sector bank to be setup

LIC office to be setup in all towns of India with over 10,000 population

 

How much does the Global growth slowed from 2012(year on year)?
3.2% vs 3.9%

What is the estimated RBI GDP growth?
5.5%

When did the 12th 5-year plan being in India?
July 2012-13

What is the Total Budget estimate for 2013-14?
Rs.16.65 lakh crore

What is the allocated amount to department of disability for FY 2013-14?
Rs.110 crore

What is the allocated amount to HRD ministry in the budget 2013?
Rs.65,867 crore

Expand ICDS.
Integrated Child Development Services

What is allocated amount towards mid-day meal scheme in budget 2013-14?
Rs.13,215 crore

What is allocated amount towards clean drinking water in budget 2013-14?
Rs.15,260 crore

What is allocated money in budget 2013-14 for SC sub-plan and tribal plan?
Rs.14,561 crore and Rs.24,598 crore respectively

Which plan would be continued in the 12th plan and is provided Rs.14,873 crore?
JNNURM

What is the proposed money for Ministry of Rural Development in FY 2013-14?
Rs.80,000 crore

What is extended total buses for hill states in India in the budget 2013-14?
10,000

How many new AIIMS to be setup in India?
6

How much money will be infused to public sector banks?
Rs.14,000 crore

27th February 2013 current affairs

How do we know STRaND-1 in science and technology world?
1st smartphone put by India in space

How many schools are started under the Right to Education scheme as of September 2012 as per Economic Survey?
3,34,340

Which Indian state government banned local holidays in government schools to implement the Right to Education Act, 2009?
Punjab

What photo-sharing app purchased by Facebook hit 100 million monthly active users?
Instagram

Scientists of which country and institute have successfully generated human kidney cells without using animals or cells from other organs?
Singapore, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

What percentage of market share India has lost to the rest of the world in BPO space, as per NASCOM?
10%

Which America based analytics and research firm plans to open its business delivery center in Bangalore, India?
AbsolutData

What is the credit plan outlay unveiled by NABARD for the state of Karnataka at the recently held "State Credit Seminar"?
Rs.68,172 crore

National Science Day 28th February - Raman Quiz

Let's join hands in celebrating and honouring Sir C.V. Raman for his invention of the ‘Raman effect’ on 28th February 1928 as India celebrates National Science Day

When was Sir.C.V.Raman born?
7th November 1888

Which research helped Raman in getting Noble Prize for Physics?
The discovery that when light traverses a transparent material, some of the light that is deflected changes in wavelength which is called Raman scattering and is the result of Raman effect

Name the institutes served by Sir.C.V.Raman across India.
Indian Finance Department
University of Calcutta
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
Indian Institute of Science
Central College, Bangalore
Raman Research Institute

Where was the Raman Research Institute established in India?
Bangalore, Karnataka

Name the awards bagged by Sir.C.V.Raman.
Knight Bachelor
Nobel Prize in Physics
Bharat Ratna
Lenin Peace Prize

Economic Survey 2013-14

Economic Survey 2013-14

Date : 27th February 2013

Presented by : Finance Minister of India, P.Chidambaram

 

Indian economy expected to grow at 6.1% to 6.7%

SBI hikes deposit rates by 25 bps between Rs.15 lakh to Rs.1 crore

Agricultural growth remains key factor for jobs, incomes and food security

Fiscal deficit seen at 5.1%

3% growth in traffic handled by ports during 2011-12, non major ports grow by 11.5%

Tourism, railways and telecom leads other sectors

Chandigarh stands 1st in the list of highest share of services in GSDP at 85%

Railway freight has grown at 5.1% in 2012-13

Foreign exchange reserves remains at 295.6 billion as of 31st December 2012

Important gk questions february 2013

Which internet pioneer banned work from home policy recently?
Yahoo

Where in India BHEL will setup multiple unit coach factory?
Bhilwara in Rajasthan

Rajya Sabha approved for President Rule for which Indian state recently?
Jharkhand

Expand FCA. (Hint: Fencing)
Fencing Confederation of Asia

Students of which state in India could get tablet computers for Rs.25 and Rs.10?
Goa

Which company launched DigiGirlz, a program for high school girls in India?
Microsoft

Who gets extended term to work till 18th January 2014 as Deputy Governor of RBI?
Anand Sinha

Name the luxury sedan launched by Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover priced at Rs.1.88 crore (ex-showroom).
Jaguar XJ Ultimate

Expand CMC. (Hint: Computer)
Computer Maintenance Corporation

By what name rebranded BOC India Limited will be known to the world from 18th February 2013?
Linde India Limited

Who will head BPCL to replace R.K.Singh as he superannuates on 30th September 2013?
S.Varadarajan

Name the co-founder of Paypal who launched mobile payment start-up business named Affrim.
Max Levchin

Which version of Internet Explorer is made available for more users by Microsoft?
Internet Explorer 10

Which field or sector did Nizam Uddin Ahmed popularly known as Maulovi Sir serve?
Education

When is the Paris Diamond League scheduled?
6th July 2013

Who was honoured with "Chanakya Award 2013" from the Public Relations Council of India?
Chayapathi, Senior Manager - Communication and Public Relations of BHEL

Railway budget 2013-14

Railway budget 2013-14

Date: 26th February 2013

Presented by: Railway Minister of India - Pawan Kumar Bansal

Who became the 1st Congress minister to present Railway budget in 17 years?
Pawan Kumar Bansal

What are the number of trains that have increased compared to the year 2001?
12,335 from 8,879

What is the Gross budgetary support set for Financial Year 2013?
Rs.1.94 lakh crore

What is the railway budgetary support set for 12th Five year plan?
Rs.1.2 lakh crore

Name the proposed luxury train coach to be introduced by Indian railways in 2013-14 budget.
Anubhuti

Which state was brought into railway network for 1st time in India recently?
Arunachal Pradesh

What is the increased internet booking hours for eticketing of train tickets in India?
12:30am to 11:30pm

What is the toll free number for grievance redressal introduced by Indian railways?
1800111321

How many stations are identified for proposed upgradation in Indian Railway budget 2013-14?
104

What is the proposed total amount to be spent to facilitate coal movement in the Railway budget 2013-14?
Rs.4000 crore

For which pilgrims is the common rail-bus ticket is proposed in the Indian rail budget 2013-14?
Katra Vaishnodevi

How many new express trains are proposed in the Indian Rail budget 2013-14?
67

How many new passenger trains are proposed in the Indian Rail budget 2013-14?
27

What was the revised target of new railway lines to be laid in India in 2013-14?
500km

What is the proposed kilometers of narrow gauge track would be converted to broad gauge in Railway budget 2013-14?
450km

 

Note: No increase in railway ticket price

25th February 2013 current affairs

Who became South Korea's 1st female president?
Park Geun-hye

Name the world's fastest smartphone unveiled by Huawei recently.
Ascend 2

Which company launched Firefox OS at the Mobile World Congress and would be available for devices from July 2013?
Mozilla

Who will become 1st Indian Prime Minister to visit Gulf country (UAE) after 32 years?
Dr.Manmohan Singh

Which Indian state is planning for separate budget for agriculture sector with Rs.10,000 crore  'dryland farming development mission'?
Maharashtra

Name the digital payment system introduced by credit card maker MasterCard.
MasterPass

Which tractor-maker won the Corporate Citizen of the Year Award at Global PR Conclave 2013 hosted by the Public Relations Council of India?
Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited

Which online education portal raised Rs.30 crore from InfoEdge recently?
Meritnation.com

With which company did Vodafone sign a multi-million dollar contract for providing performance management solution?
Mycom

Who surpassed Sachin Tendulkar's record of 217 runs for highest individual Test cricket score by an Indian captain?
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (224 runs)

Where in India 340 foot high vedic temple called Chandrodaya Mandir is being constructed by International Society of Krishna Consiousness (Iskcon)?
Mayapur, West Bengal

Which company launched 8-inch Galaxy Note 8.0 at the MWC 2013?
Samsung

Expand THDCIL (Hint: Hydro)
Tehri Dam and Hydro Electric Project

Expand NEEPCO (Hint: Electric)
North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd.

Who won Daytona 500 for 2nd time to secure his place in NASCAR's list of greats?
Jimmie Johnson

Blackberry Z10 launched in India

Operating system - Blackberry 10

Price - Rs.43,490

Touchscreen - 4.2inch

Resolution - 1280 x 768

Processor - 1.5ghz dual-core

RAM - 2GB

Memory - 16GB onboard supports microSD upto 64GB

Camera - 8MP with LED flash and 2MP HD front

Network - Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, 4G, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB 2.0 and NFC

Oscar 2013 award winners

Date: 24th February 2013

Event organised by: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Venue: Dolby Theatre in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California, America

Host: Seth MacFarlane hosts the awards for the first time


Which movie bagged the Oscars 2013 under Best Picture category?
Argo by Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Cloney

Who won the Best Director award at the Oscars 2013?
Ang Lee for Life of Pi

Who won the Oscars for Best Actor in 2013?
Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln as Abraham Lincoln

Who won the Oscars for Best Actress in 2013?
Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook as Tiffany Maxwell

Who won the Best Supporting Actor award at the 85th Academy awards?
Christoph Waltz in the film Django Unchained as Dr.King Schultz

who won the Best Supporting Actress award at the Oscars 2013?
Anne Hathaway in the film Les Misérables as Fantine

Who movie won the Best Writing – Original Screenplay Oscar awards 2013?
Django Unchained by Quentin Taratino

Which film won the Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay award at the 85th Academy awards 2013?
Argo, Chris Terrio from The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez & The Great Escape by Joshuah Bearman

Which film bagged Best Animated Feature at the 85th Academy awards 2013?
Brave by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

Which movie won the award for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars 2013?
Amour (Austria)

Which film won Oscar 2013 under the category Best Documentary – Feature?
Searching for Sugar Man by Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn

Which film won the Best Documentary – Short Subject?
Inocente by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

Which film won the Oscar 2013 for Best Live Action Short Film?
Curfew by Shawn Christensen

Who won Oscar 2013 under the Best Animated Short Film category?
John Kahrs for Paperman

Who won the Best Original Score Oscar 2013 award?
Mychael Danna for Life of Pi

Which song was awarded as the Best Original Song at the Oscar awards 2013?
Skyfall from Skyfall sung by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

Who were awarded for Best Sound Editing at the Oscar 2013?
Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers for Skyfall and
Paul N. J. Ottosson for Zero Dark Thirty

Who won the Oscar award 2013 under the Best Sound Mixing?
Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, and Simon Hayes for Les Misérables

Who was awarded as the Best Production Design at the 85th Academy awards?
Rick Carter and Jim Erickson for Lincoln

Who was awarded as Best Cinematography at the Oscar 2013?
Claudio Miranda for Life of Pi

Who won oscar 2013 award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling?
Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell for Les Misérables

Who won 2013 Oscar for Best Costume Design?
Jacqueline Durran for Anna Karenina

Who won the award for Best Film Editing Oscar 2013?
William Goldenberg for Argo

Who won the award for Best visual Effects Oscar 2013?
Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan de Boer, and Donald R. Elliott for Life of Pi

List of current affairs february 2013

Who was re-elected as Cuba's president?
Raul Castro

Why was Arun Tadanki in news recently?
He would quit as MD of Yahoo India in July 2013

Where has the Maharashtra Industrial Development corporation planned for power plant?
Bhadrawati

Which is the longest stretch of road that would be built under Prime Minister's Gram SadakYojana?
157 km road from Miao-Vijayanagar in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh

Name the Bengal's Left front party's rally which will raise the issues of national importance including price hike in food and petro products and farmers death in India.
Jatha

Where in India 11th Young Scientists Congress event will be held from 28th February to 1st March 2013?
Chhattisgarh

Where in India International Rafting Championship will be held from 24th February 2013?
Doda district, Jammu and Kashmir

Who won the Kerala State Film Award as Best Actor for the 2nd time in his career?
Prithviraj

Which country held 1st ever Literary festival aimed to uplift the spirit of art and creativity recently?
Pakistan

Expand SSA. (Hint: Agreement)
State Support Agreement

Britian's credit rating was downgraded from AAA to what rank due to sluggish growth and rising debt?
AA1

Where does bilateral trade between India and Singapore stand from 35.43 billion Singaporean dollar in 2011?
29.8 billion Singaporean dollar (down by 15.9%)

Which 2 forces in India use Cheetal helicopters, a light utility, multi-role helicopter?
Indian Army and Indian Airforce

Expand DAC. (Hint: Defence)
Defence Acquisition Council

Expand FADEC. (Hint: Engine)
Full Authority Digital Engine Control

Expand EBCB. (Hint: Box)
Electronic Backup Control Box

Who won the Zaykabar Myanmar Open 2013 title held at Yangon?
Chawalit Plaphol from Thailand

Oscar 2013, 85th Academy awards

Oscar 2013 - in brief

Nominees were announced on January 10, 2013

Venue of nomination : Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California

Announced by : Seth MacFarlane, host of the 85th annual Academy Awards and actress Emma Stone.

1st time since 1973 that the ceremony's host announced the award nominations

List of most nominations

12 for Lincoln
11 Life of Pi
8 each for Les Misérables and Silver Linings Playbook
7 Argo
5 each for Amour, Django Unchained, Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty
4 each for Anna Karenina and Beasts of the Southern Wild
3 each for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Master
2 each for Flight and Snow White and the Huntsman

Ernst & Young Award 2012 winners list

Who has won the Entrepreneur of the Year India 2012 award in Ernst & Young Award 2012?

Adi Godrej from Godrej Group

Who won the Lifetime Achievement Award in Ernst & Young Award 2012?

Ratan Tata from Tata Group

Who won the Entrepreneur of the Year in the Category of Business Transformation?

Dr.Cyrus S Poonawalla from Serum Institute of India

Who won the Entrepreneur of the Year in the Category of Life Sciences and Healthcare?

Dr.Devi Prasad Shetty from Narayana Hrudayalaya

Who won the Entrepreneur of the Year in the Category of Services?

Dhiraj C Rajaram from Mu Sigma Business Solutions

Who won the Entrepreneur of the Year in the Category of Manager?

Francisco D'souza from Cognizant Technology Solutions

Who won the Entrepreneur of the Year in the Category of Startup?

Dr.Naresh Trehan from Medanta (The Medicity)

Who won the Entrepreneur of the Year in the Category of Manufacturing?

Onkar S Kanwar from Apollo Tyres

Who won the Entrepreneur of the Year in the Category of Consumer Products?

T T Jagannathan from TTK Group

Online free gk for competitive exams feb 2013

Name the Micromax smartphone which was pre-booked approximately at a pace of 25 unit per minute.
Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Which country won women's world cup (2013) for 6th time?
Australia

Which Indian city would host 2-day Literature festival for 1st time on 23rd and 24th March 2013?
Patna

What is the increased price of all products by National Aluminium Company Ltd. (Nalco)?
Rs.5,000 per tonne

Which aircraft manufacturer would drop lithium-ion batteries from its A350 airplane?
Airbus

Who won men's Brazil Open 2013?
Rafael Nadal

Who won women's Qatar Open 2013 title?
Victoria Azarenka

Who won the Rotterdam Open 2013?
Juan Martin del Potro

Expand UL. (Hint: Licence)
Unified Licence

Who won the The Hindu Literary Prize 2013?
Jerry Pinto for his novel Em and the Big Hoom

Who won Men's Marathon at the 24th Mawana Sugars Indian Open?
Arvind Kumar Yadav

Who won Women's Marathon at the 24th Mawana Sugars Indian Open?
Nilam Maruti Kadam

Name the film which won the Golden Bear award at the European film festival in Berlin.
Child's Pose

Scientists of which University have developed a computer that could get back up after crashing and repair corrupted data by itself?
University College London

ICC Women's World Cup 2013 records

Which team scored highest total in Women's World cup 2013?
West Indies (368/8 in 50 Overs at 7.36 rpo)

Which team won by highest runs in women's world cup 2013?
West Indies (209 against Sri Lanka)

Which team won by highest wickets in women's world cup 2013?
Australia (9 wickets)

Which team won by highest balls remaining in women's world cup 2013?
England (243 against South Africa)

Who was the top scorer at the women's world cup 2013?
Stafanie Taylor (171 against West Indies)

Who scored most 100's in women's world cup 2013?
Charlotte Edwards (2 hundreds)

Who scored most 50's in ICC women's world cup 2013?
Bates (3)

Who hit most sixes in ICC WWC 2013?
Deandra Dottin (12)

Who took most wickets in ICC WWC 2013?
Megan Schutt (15)

Who was most economical bowler at the WWC 2013?
Julie Hunter (2.57)

Who took most 5-wicket haul in the Women's World cup tournament 2013?
1 each, Rachel Candy (5/19) and Anya Shrubsole (5/17)

Name the wicket keeper who dismissed most number of times during the Women's World cup event 2013?
Trisha Chetty (13, 10 catches and 3 stumps)

Name the player who took most catches in WWC tournament 2013?
Lydia Greenway (6)

17th February 2013 current affairs

Which country's Super-30 like school could be planned in India?
Japan

Name the Cognizant CEO who joined General Electric's board?
Francisco D-Souza

Which technology company is set to open retail shops to inform users about its hardware products and give hands-on experience?
Google

MDI Labs has proposed to invest Rs.150 crore in its Indian subsidiary MDI Laboratories planning over 2,000 collection centers in which 3 states across India?
Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat

What is the maximum percentage set by RBI on interest rate for micro-finance institutions?
26%

Who stepped down as Wrestling world governing body president?
Raphael Martinetti

Which telecom operator shut its Mumbai operations recently?
Telenor India (Uninor)

Which company is venturing into smartphones segment partnering with Reliance Communications?
Lenovo

Name the file sharing option launched by BitTorrent which allows users to share files upto 1TB.
SoShare

Weekend current affairs february 2013

Name the asteroid which is set to make closest record pass at about 28,000 kilometers.
2012 DA14

Who became oldest world number 1 after reaching semifinals of Qatar Open 2013?
Serena Williams

Which company from India is set to train 1,500 IT engineers in Nigeria?
CADD Centre

Expand SSO. (Hint: Orbit)
Sun Synchronous Orbit

Which category do these belong to: Viola, Gerbera, Gaznia, Larkspur?
Flowers

Name the American philosopher and constitutional law expert who died suffering from leukaemia.
Ronald Dworkin

Expand ICTT. (Hint: Container)
International Container Transshipment Terminal

Expand FCRA. (Hint: Contract)
Forward Contract Regulation Act

Expand FMC. (Hint: Markets)
Forward Markets Commission

Expand CTT. (Hint: Tax)
Commodity Transaction Tax

Which sporting event is planning to use biological profiling of players at 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup?
FIFA

Chhattisgarh Youth schemes, Sports university, Free tablets and laptops

Schemes to be introduced by Chhattisgarh Government (Chief Minister Raman Singh) 2013-14

Mukhyamantri Yuva Swrojgar Yojna to provide bank guarantee for loans of up to Rs.25 lakh

5% loan on subsidy

Mukhyamantri Yuva Bharat Darshan to fund visits by youths to cities across India to see the use of new technologies

Free tablets and laptops for students and education loans for families who earn upto Rs.2 lakh per annum

Youth Skills Development Bill to be launched to facilitate skill-based training

Sports University to be setup in Chhattisgarh offering courses in sports medicine, sports economy and so on

Spring season India Current Affairs 2013

Which 2 companies have entered into a partnership to launch the Discovery Channel magazine?
Discovery Network's Asia-Pacific and India Today Group

Name the channels launched by Cira Media targeting youths in India.
Clubbing TV, Juke Box, Rock TV and Dancetrippin

Which company has joined hands with Disney to launch tv channel in India?
Mahindra and Mahindra

Which mobile maker launched Bolt series phone As5 model recently?
Micromax

Which 2 companies announced $11 billion dollar merger deal to create world's biggest airline?
American Airlines and US Airways

Name the architect whose iconic creations would be exhibited by Royal Institute of British Architects from 14th May to 4th September 2013.
Charles Correa

In which Middle East country online matchmaking creates a revolution?
Saudi Arabia

Expand MFIN. (Hint: Finance)
Micro Finance Institutions Network

Why was Mylan company in news recently?
Mylan entered into an agreement with Biocon to market insulin

Magma Advisory Services Ltd. recently purchased which company's mortgage business?
GE Capital India

Infosys ADS was approved for listing and trading on which professional segment?
NYSE Euronext Paris

Name the children's program which is nearing 1 billion views on Youtube after Ganganam style.
Sesame Street

Expand OBI. (Hint: Budget)
Open Budget Index

Which rank does India hold in terms of budget transparency according to Open Budget Survey 2012?
14th rank

Who is appointed as Sri Lanka's Test and ODI captain for a period of 1 year?
Angelo Mathews

Top 12 gk february 2013

Who is appointed as Lokayukta of Karnataka in 2013?
Former Chief Justice Y.Bhaskar Rao

Who is appointed as interim CEO of Finmeccanica?
Alessandro Pansa

Which city in India will hold start-up festival in India?
Bangalore (7th to 10th March 2013)

Which aircraft is planning to set up a regional airline to connect small towns across India?
IndiGo airlines

Why was Harman India in news recently?
To set up franchise-based 100 stores in 3 years

Which award event will commemorate extraordinary achievements in cinema and television and is to be held at the Yash Raj Studios on 16th February 2013?
Guild Awards 2013

Which authority of Uttar Pradesh received 'ICT for the Welfare of Children' award by NASSCOM Foundation and UNICEF?
Mid-day Meal Authority of Uttar Pradesh

Which 2 companies will replace Wipro and Siemens from NSE's 50-share benchmark index?
IndusInd Bank and NMDC

Name the former CBI director who was appointed as member of UPSC recently.
Amar Pratap Singh

Where in India 35th Junior National Archery Championship will be held?
Hyderabad

Which 2 teams qualified for Women's Cricket World Cup 2013?
Australia and West Indies

Which country won Twenty20 cricket for the 1st time in 16 years against Australia?
West Indies

Full list of stocks excluded and replaced CNX 200 Index 2013

Stocks excluded from CNX 200 Index

CMC
Wipro
Thermax
Dish TV India
Engineers India
Ruchi Soya Industries
Coromandel International
Shipping Corporation of India
Great Eastern Shipping Company
Container Corporation of India
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd

Stocks replaced on CNX-200 index

NMDC
Emami
Wockhardt
Torrent Power
TV18 Broadcast
ING Vysya Bank
City Union Bank
Pidilite Industries
Amara Raja Batteries
L and T Finance Holdings
Shriram City Union Finance

List of Stocks excluded and replaced CNX 100 index 2013

Stocks excluded from CNX 100 index

Wipro
Biocon
Torrent Power
GMR Infrastructure

Stocks replaced on CNX 100 index

NMDC
Bajaj Finserv
United Breweries
Tata Global Beverages

 

 

 

 

Nifty Junior Index stock excluded and replaced 2013

Stocks excluded from Nifty Junior index

Biocon
Torrent Power
IndusInd Bank
GMR Infrastructure

Stocks replaced to Nifty Junior index

Siemens
Bajaj Finserv
United Breweries
Tata Global Beverages

Car Dekho Awards 2013 winners

Most Popular Hatchback Hyundai i10


Most Popular Premium Hatchback Maruti Suzuki Swift


Most Popular Sedan Hyundai Fluidic Verna


Best Sedan 2012 Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire


Most Popular SUV Mahindra XUV500


Best SUV 2012 Renault Duster


Most Popular Utility Vehicle Toyota Innova


Most Popular Luxury Car BMW 6 Series Coupe


Best Luxury Car 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque


Best Manufacturer Maruti Suzuki

Sample general awareness for IBPS March 2013

Which sporting event was decided to be removed by the International Olympic Committee from 2020 Olympics?
Wrestling

Name the 3 private universities to be established in Bangalore, Karnataka.
C M R Janaradhana trust, Baldwin education society and Presidency education society

Which company’s short-selling of shares were banned by Italy’s market regulator Conso recently?
Finmeccanica

Which is the 2nd entertainment channel that would be started by Mathrubhumi groups?
Kappa TV

Name the Kerala Sahitya Academy award winner of 1992 who died suffering from multiple organ failure.
D.Vinayachandran

Who is appointed as Head of India operations by Abbott?
Bhaskar Iyer

Who regained the Ladies National Billiards Championship title in India?
R.Umadevi Nagaraj

Which company plans for thermal unit in Uttar Pradesh?
CESC

Merchants Cup is associated with sport?
Horse racing

Who is nominated as the member of National Sahitya Academy?
Pritiyush Guleri

Which computer chip maker is planning to launch online tv in 2013?
Intel

52 commemorative stamps planned for release on 2nd July 2013

Commemorative stamps 2013, honouring musicians of India to mark celebrations of 100 years of Indian cinema.

Pandit Ravi Shankar
Bhimsen Joshi
D K Pattammal
Mallikarjun Mansur
Kumar Gandharva
Gangubai Hangal
Ustad Iliad Khan

Other targetted places or sectors or areas for commemorative stamps

Series of senic places across India
Areas covering Kutch and Ladakh
Traditional Indian hand fans and boats
Means of Transport through ages
Golden jubilee celebration of Bhakra Nangal dam
Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex of Shimla
Delhi Gymkhana club
75th anniversary of Bharatiya Vidya Bhava
Tribal dwellings across India
Traditional embroidery of India
Intelligence Bureau
Railway workshops at Kanchrapara and jamalpur
The Officer Traning Academy of Chennai
INS Vikramditya

Free online current affairs february 2013

Expand FIU. (Hint: Financial)
Financial Intelligence Unit

How many community radio stations would be setup by investing Rs.100 crore by the end of 12th five year plan?
500

Who became 1st Pope to resign due to poor health in 600 years?
Bendict XVI

Name the 3-time world table tennis champion who died battling cancer in China.
Zhuang Zedong

Name the multimedia device introduced by Renault India in Duster SUV.
Media NAV includes 18cm touch screen

Air India signed outsourcing deal with which BPO firm worth Rs.535 crore?
Sutherland Global Services

Google signed a deal with which UK based satellite TV service to launch YouTube television channel?
Freesat

Lava Mobiles entered into alliance with Sharaf Electronics to expand its reach in which part of the world?
Middle East

Who was appointed as Chair of India Advisory Council of British Asian Trust?
Mukesh Ambani

Reliance Communications signed 8-year, $1 billion managed services agreement with which company?
Ericsson

Which company acquired India business of Hanesbrands?
Arvind Lifestyle Brands, a subsidiary of Arvind Ltd.

Daily GK February 2013

Which country's ambassador was on a visit to India and keen to invest in Hyderabad?
Mohammed Al-Sati, Saudi Arabia's ambassador

Which operations did flipkart divest recently?
Front-end operations

Which Asian country became biggest trading nation with total trade amounting to $3.9 trillion?
China

Where in North-east India 1st National Institute of Technology's foundation stone was laid by HRD Minister M.M.Pallam?
Arunachal Pradesh

Which Indian state has most number of IB and IRCSE schools?
Maharashtra (109)

Name the Indo-French satellite that is set to be launched during the month of February 2013.
SARAL-ALtika

Expand AUM. (Hint: Assets)
Assets Under Management

What value of expression of interest was signed at the Karnataka Udhyog Mitra?
Rs.401 crore

Which team won the inaugural edition of Golf Premier League 2013?
Uttarkhand Lions

Where in Odisha Posco-India is setting up steel project covering 1,554 acres?
Jagatsinghpur district

Who was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award and was jointly accepted by his daughters Anoushka Shankar and Norah Jones?
Pandit Ravi Shankar

Who has teamed up with Ed Robertson to record 1st ever original track to be written and recorded in space, 402 kms above Earth?
A Canadian astronaut

Which country won Africa Cup of Nations after 19 years?
Nigeria

February 2013 events in India

79th Akhila Bharatha Kannada Sahitya Sammelana, Bijapur, Karnataka

1st Delhi Literature Festival, Delhi

3rd International Exhibition - Hospitality India 2013, Hyderabad

India e-Retail congress, 15th to 16th Feb 2013 New Delhi

E-Sparks TM 2013 - Showcasing best emerging Indian e-commerce startups in association with Microsoft, Bangalore

Quiz questions feb 2013 for school kids

What value of shares is Google's chairman Eric Schmidt set to sell?
3.2 million "A" shares

Which Indian state would spend Rs.100 crore to implement the proposed Electronics Systems Design Manufacturing (ESDM) policy?
Karnataka

Expand GM. (Hint: Modified)
Genetically Modified

Name the Indo-German joint venture who has set up a pharma packaging plant at Jambusar in Gujarat.
Schott Kaisha

Expand MoTI. (Hint: Trade)
Ministry of Trade and Industry

Expand CLRI. (Hint: Leather)
Central Leather Research Institute

Which company announced Voice Cards to enable users to record feelings and emotions and send it to their loved ones?
Times Mobile Ltd. (GreetZAP)

Name the Japanese electronics maker who is set to slash 5,000 jobs by March 2013.
Fujitsu

Which company will acquire 26% stake in its defence venture with BAE Systems?
Mahindra and Mahindra

Where is the 3-day, 79th Akhila Bharatha Kannada Sahitya Sammelana held in Karnataka?
Bijapur

Name the book launched at the 1st Delhi Literature Festival 2013.
My Lawfully Wedded Husband by Madhulika Liddle

Name the Australian who is promoted from bowling coach to head coach of Bangladesh.
Shane Jurgensen

GK February 2013

8th February 2013, GK

 

Who quit as chief marketing officer of Wipro?
Suchira Iyer

Ratan Tata resigned from the board of which textile company?
Bombay Dyeing

Who is appointed as solicitor general, 2nd senior law officer in India?
Mohan Parasaran

Expand NIMs. (Hint: Manufacturing)
National Manufacturing Zones

Name the founder and co-founder of DREAM:IN who were awarded the Metropolis Gamechangers awards in New York.
Sonia Manchanda and KushMedhora

Who will succeed S.Mahalingam as Chief Financial Officer at TCS?
Rajesh Gopinathan

Who equalled the record of 81 first-class hundreds at the Irani Cup 2013?
Sachin Tendulkar

Who was sued by SCA promotions Inc for 3 of the 7 wins that have been stripped from him for use of banned drugs?
Cyclist Lance Armstrong

Which British retail company will setup an Indian subsidiary to buy fresh and processed foods from India for its global stores?
TESCO

Expand GJF. (Hint: Gold)
All India Gold and Jewellery Trade Federation

For what purpose United insurance company tied up with Agriculture Insurance Company?
To sell crop insurance products (focus on Southern states of India)

Who was appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University?
G.S.N.Raju, Principal of AU College of Engineering

Expand SWS. (Hint: Window)
Single Window System

 

Schedule for Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm 2013

11th edition Desert Strom

Dates: 18th to 23rd February 2013

Place: Rajasthan, India

Kilometers: 2,200

Suresh Rana, an eight-time winner of the Raid de Himalaya will be part of Team Maruti

Gaurav Gill, Karamjit Singh, Sunny Sidhu and Lohit Urs for Team Mahindra


More: http://www.marutisuzukimotorsport.com/

Yelahanka to be made taluk,one among 43 taluks in Karnataka budget 2013-14

Fund allocated for creating infrastructure: Rs.86 crore

Annigeri
Alnavara
Bableshwar
Brahmavara
Byndur (Udupi)
Chadachana
Chitaguppa
Devarahippargi
Gajendragad
Guledgudda
Gurumitkal (Gulbarga and Yadgir)
Hanoor (Chamarajnagar)
Hubli City (Dharwad)
Hulasur
Hunasagi
Ilkal (Bagalkot)
Kadaba (Dakshina Kannada)
Kagwada (Belgaum)
Kalagi
Kamalanagara (Bidar)
Kamalapura
Kampli (Bellary)
Kanakagiri
Karatagi (Koppal)
Kolhar (Bijapur)
Kottur
Kuknur
Kurugod
Lakshmeshwar (Gadag)
Maski
Moodabidare
Moodalgi
Nidagundi
Nippani
Nymathi (Davanagere)
Rabakavi-Banahatti
Shahabad
Sirvar (Raichur)
Tikota
Talikote
Vadagera
Yadravi
Yelahanka (Bangalore Urban)

Karnataka state budget 2013-14

Karnataka state Budget 2013: 8th February 2013


What is the proposed amount for developmental activities in the state of Karnataka in Budget 2013-14?

Rs.1.17 crore

What is the proposed amount for Road works in the state of Karnataka in Budget 2013-14?

  Rs. 300 crore

Pheripheral ring road : Rs.2,500 crore

BBMP for infrastructure : Rs.200 crores

Dialysis centres in all constituencies

Grade separators to manage traffic: Rs.500 crores

Agriculture : Rs.22,310 crore

State Spice board : Rs.10 crore

Waive off principal and interest on agricultural loans : Rs.3,630

Libraries for children in all districts

Proposal for Institute of Technology in Dharwad

Spiritual Sansad Bhavan to be setup at Kengeri, Bangalore

To promote solar power Green Boards to be setup

Rose day 2013 current affairs

9th February 2013

 

What value of money has been allocated to provide road link to habitations in hills, tribal areas and along-side international border?
38,500 crore

To protect minority shareholder's interest what needs SEBI clearance with respect to business firms?
Merger or Demerger of a company

Which state government's transport launched 24/7 online support for booking/cancellation of tickets?
Karnataka (KSRTC)

Name the policy activist of Disability, Intellectual property and Technology law from India who died due to infection.
Rahul Cherian

Name the Advanced Light Helicopter which will induct into Indian Army.
Rudra

What policy was unveiled by Karnataka government at Aero India 2013?
Aerospace Policy

Which company will become 1st saree retailer to file IPO?
Sai Silks (Kalamandir) Limited

Who will succeed Captain Nair as Chairman and Managing Director of Hotel Leela?
Vivek Nair, eldest son of C.P.Krishnan Nair

Which company signed MoU with London based EDF Trading?
Gail (India)

Tamil Nadu Pullees golf premier league team

Himmat Rai (India)

Siddikur (Bangladesh)

Rich Beem (America)

Harendra Gupta (India)

Jayasuriya owned Colombo 6s gpl team

Chiragh Kumar (India)

Jason Knutzon (Australia)

Simon Dyson (England)

Mithun Perera (Sri Lanka)

GPL 2013 Uttarakhand Lions

Shankar Das (India)

Chapchai Nirat (Thailand)

Darren Clarke (N Ireland)

Mukesh Kumar (India)

Gujarat Underdawgs team pearls gpl 2013

Digvijay Singh (India)

Jarmo Sandelin (Sweden)

David Howell (England)

Gaurav Ghei (India)

Witalsee Punjab Lancers gpl 2013

Gaganjeet Bhullar (India)

Thaworn Wiratchant (Thailand)

Shaun Micheel (America)

Rashid Khan (India)

Maharashtra 59ers team golf premier league 2013

Shiv Kapur (India)

Scott Hend (Australia)

Angel Cabrera (Argentina)

Ashok Kumar (India)

Delhi Darts team gpl 2013

Rahil Ganjee (India)

Scott Barr (Australia)

Johan Edfors (Sweden)

Ajeetesh Sandhu (India)

GPL 2013 Shubhkamna Eagles team

Anirban Lahiri (India)

Daniel Chopra (Sweden)

Michael Campbell (New Zealand)

Shamim Khan (India)

Teams participating in gpl 2013

Colombo 6's
Delhi Darts
Gujarat Underdawgs
Maharashtra 59'ers
Subhkamna UP Eagles
Tamil Nadu Pullees
Uttarkhand Lions
Wital See Punjab Lancers

Pearls Golf Premier League 2013 1st day-night event

Inauguration day : 7th February 2013

GPL event Dates : 8th to 10th February 2013

Tournament worth : $400,000

Prize money

Winners - $200,000
Runner-up - $100,000
Team finishing 3rd - $60,000
Team finishing 4th - $40,000

Teams : 8 franchise team with 4 players each

Play format : 4 day's play includes 2 day and night rounds of 14-hole stroke-play

Current Affairs Quiz Feb 2013 updates

6th February 2013

 

What is the number to deactivate wrongful activation of value added services like mobile internet and caller tunes in India?
155223

According to which survey Tokyo has been rated as world's most expensive city?
Economist Intelligence unit's 'Worldwide cost of living index 2013'

Who will replace Dr.Y.K.Hamied as Managing Director of Cipla?
M.K.Hamied

Which 2 agencies from India were shortlisted in a bid by Oman government to construct the border fence between Oman and Yemen?
CPWD and EPIL

Which human resources staffing company did Thomas Cook India acquire at 74% interest?
IKYA Human Capital Solutions

Which bank has deployed 500 cash deposit machines in its bank branches across 300 cities in India?
Axis Bank

Expand DeitY. (Hint: Electronics)
Department of Electronics and Information Technology

Who is named as captain of Indian hockey team for the 22nd Sultan Azlan Shah Invitational Tournament 2013?
Danish Mujtaba

In the memory of which Indian cricket player Board of Control for Cricket in India hosted an annual lecture on 6th February 2013?
Late former Captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Who will represent India at the Spanish Moto3 championship 2013?
Shankar Sarath Kumar

Name the books that are shortlisted for The Hindu Literary Prize 2013.

Short stories
Difficult Pleasures

Novels
Bitter Wormwood
Narcopolis
Em and the Big Hoom
The Extras

22nd Sultan Azlan Shah Invitational Tournament 2013

Dates : 6th to 17th March 2013

Hosting country : Malaysia

Total players : 18 (8 forwards, 5 mid-fielders and 3 defenders)

India Squad for 22nd Sultan Azlan Shah Invitational Tournament 2013

Danish Mujtaba (Captain)
PR Sreejesh (Vice-Captain / Goal-keeper)
Sushant Tirkey (Goal-keeper)
Rupinderpal Singh
Harbir Singh
Gurjinder Singh
Amit Rohidas
Gurmail Singh
Manpreet Singh
Kothajit Singh Khadangbam
MB Aiyappa
Nithin Thimmaiah
Satbir Singh
Mandeep Singh
Akashdeep Singh
Chinglensana Singh Kangujam
Dharamvir Singh
Gurvinder Singh Chandi

February 2013 world current affairs

Where in India Symbiosis Group will open vocational university?
Madhya Pradesh

Where the 1st sea-bridge-runway has been sanctioned by Airports Authority of India?
Lakshadweep

Expand MAT. (Hint: Tax)
Maximum Alternate Tax

Expand SFG. (Hint: Support)
Support and Follow-Up Group

What value of money has India pledged for Mali reconstruction?
$100 million

Expand CESA. (Hint: Aeronauticos)
Compania Espanola de Sistemas Aeronauticos S A

Where in India 1st ever aerospace actuator manufacturing facility is setup by Wipro Infrastructure Engineering?
Devanahalli Special Economic Zone, Bangalore

What will the SARAL satellite study post its launch by a PSLV C-20?
Ocean currents and sea surface heights

Who is the brand ambassador for HCL ME tablet range?
Unmukt Chand

Which telecom operator launched 'Mobile Money' in India, specifically for the Chennai - Tirunelveli corridor?
Aircel

Name the book to be released by Sachin Tendulkar on Yuvraj Singh's journey while he was treated for germ cell cancer.
In Different Form

Who won the Meadowood Pharmacy Open 2013, 6th WSA title of her career?
Dipika Pallikal

Toll free number for Apna Chaupal by Bharti Airtel 58080

Apna Chaupal a voice-based solution portal designed for rural and semi-urban market enables value added services with local language support

Sectors or areas covered
Agriculture
Devotion
Job updates
Entertainment
Education
Health

Toll free Number: 58080

Jammu and Kashmir, Chandigarh, Andaman Nicobar current affairs 2013

When is the Jammu Marathon scheduled with expected participants of 25,000 and 10 celebrities?
17th February 2013

Where does Jammu and Kashmir Bank netprofit stand for the quarter ended December 2012?
Rs.289.40 crore

Which Indian city will join 4 district of Himachal Pradesh and 3 of Punjab for pilot project of using Aadhar number for paying LPG subsidy?
Chandigarh

Which emporium in Port Blair will remain open on all days of the week until further communication?
Sagarika

Expand FRO. (Hint: Foreign)
Foreigners Registration Office

Tourists are restricted from travelling to which part of Andaman?
ATR Passing through Jarawa Reserve Area

Expand GEF. (Hint: Government)
Government Employees Federation

Expand PHED. (Hint: Health)
Public Health Engineering Division

General Knowledge, Science, Business Quiz 2013

4th February 2013 gk roundup

 

Name the South African to head both Test and ODI rankings at the same time in the latest ICC ranking charts.
Hashim Amla

Who will host a conference of vice-chancellors of central universities at Rahstrapati Bhavan on 5th February 2013?
President Pranab Mukherjee

Name the Etch A Sketch creator who died in France.
Andre Cassagnes

What are the 2 savings account variants launched by Corporation bank in Dubai recently?
SB Super and SB Signature

When will the MCX-SX be operational in India?
11th February 2013

How many TDRS satellites have NASA launched till date?
11

Where in Pakistan $30 million amusement park would be setup?
Northwestern town of Abbottabad

Which company plans for 1 million tonnes potash sale to India?
Belarussian Potash Co.

Which Mutual Fund has started cash investment option through selected Allahabad Bank branches in India?
Peerless Mutual Fund

Which company was awarded North America System Integrator Partner of the Year by Red Hat?
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.

Which route does Purulia railway station connects in India?
Adra and Asansol

 

Air Show 2013 Yelahanka, Bangalore

9th Aero India show 2013

 

Place: Yelahanka Air Force Station

Date: 6th to 11th February 2013

Expected companies participating: 700

Exhibition area: 1,25,000 Sqm


Dates and visits

Business Visitor 6th to 8th February 2013 Exhibition Area Rs.2000 ($35)

General Visitor 6th to 8th February 2013 Air Displaying Viewing Area Rs.400 ($15)

General Visitor 9th and 10th February 2013 Air Displaying Viewing Area Rs.500 ($20)

General Visitor 9th and 10th February 2013 Exhibition Area Rs.1000 ($30)

More: www.aeroindia.in/

Google Science Fair 2013, an online science competition

Who can participate?
Students aged between 13-18

From?
Across the globe

Last date of submission
30th April 2013

Website
www.googlesciencefair.com

Google+
https://plus.google.com/+GoogleScienceFair/posts

List of Current Affairs February 2013

3rd February 2013 Current Affairs

 

Who won the Pattaya Open 2013?
Maria Kirilenko

Name the London-listed company which is buying over $2 billion stake in multiple stages at United Spirits.
Diageo

Name the youngest woman in India who became Vice-chancellor of Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women's University.
Thoudam Prabha Devi

What was the theme of 17,855 meters long painting created by 35,700 school children in Gujarat?
Vivekanand and his vision of Bharat

Which company bought supermoto brand Husqvarna from BMW?
KTM

Who is named as Rajya Sabha ethics committee chairman?
Ramgopal Yadav

Expand iSpirt. (Hint: Software)
Indian Software Product Industry Round Table

Which power equipment maker was granted Maharatna status by Government of India recently?
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL)

Who was a million-dollar buy at the IPL 6 player's auction 2013?
Glenn Maxwell

Who won the Phoenix Open 2013 to clinch his 41st PGA Tour title?
Phil Mickelson

Which education service is expanding its presence in the banking training space to setup 2 additional centers?
Manipal Global Education Services

Expand CONCOR. (Hint: Container)
Container Corporation of India

Name the telethon which raised Rs.13.6 crore towards revitalisation of 272 schools across India.
Support My School

KKR ipl6 players list 2013

Ryan McLaren from South Africa for $50000

Sachithra Senanayake from Sri Lanka for $625000

Kings XI Punjab ipl 6 players 2013

Luke Pomersbach from Australia for $300000

Manpreet Gony from India for $500000

IPL6 players Delhi Daredevils

Jeevan Mendis from Sri Lanka for $50000

Jesse Ryder from New Zealand for $260000

Johan Botha from South Africa for $450000

Mumbai Indians ipl 2013 players list

Glenn Maxwell from Australia for $1000000

Jacob Oram from New Zealand for $50000

Nathan Coulter-Nile from Australia for $450000

Phillip Hughes from Australia for $100000

Ricky Ponting from Australia for $400000

Indian Premier League 2013 Rajasthan Royals players

Fidel Edwards from West Indies for $210000

James Faulkner from Australia for $400000

Kushal Perera from Sri Lanka for $20000

Sunrisers Hyderabad ipl 2013 players

Clint Mckay from Australia for $100000

Darren Sammy from West Indies for $425000

Nathan McCullum from New Zealand for $100000

Quinton De Kock from South Africa for $20000

Sudeep Tyagi from India for $100000

Thisara Perera from Sri Lanka for $675000

IPL 2013 players auction RCB

Christopher Barnwell from West Indies for $50000

Dan Christian from Australia for $100000

Jaydev Unadkat from India for $525000

Moises Henriques from Australia for $300000

Pankaj Singh from India for $150000

Ravi Rampaul from West Indies for $290000

RP Singh from India for $400000

Chennai Super Kings auction ipl 2013

Akila Dhananjaya from Sri Lanka for $20000

Ben Laughlin from Australia for $20000

Chris Morris from South Africa for $625000

Dirk Nannes from Australia for $600000

Jason Holder from West Indies for $20000

Pune Warriors ipl players auction 2013

Abhishek Nayar from India for $675000

Ajantha Mendis from Sri Lanka for $725000

Kane Richardson from Australia for $700000

Michael Clarke from Australia for $400000

Sample question and answers MAT February 2013

2nd February 2013 sample question and answers

 

Where does India's forex reserve stand for the week ended 27th January 2013?
$295.74 billion with an increase of $77.6 million

Which 2 company are set to buy Dell for $24 billion?
Silver Lake and Microsoft

Which Indian state plans to set up 45 women courts to deal with crimes against women?
West Bengal

What value of money was raised by Government of India through 10% stake sale through Oil India?
$585 million

Where in India Amway is setting up Rs.500 crore greenfield manufacturing facility?
Nilakottai, Tamil Nadu

Which country is invited for Gujarat Agro Tech Global Fair 2014 as a partner country?
Israel

Name the former Puducherry Chief Minister who died with head injury recently.
P.Shanmugam

With which British territory India signed Tax Information Exchange Agreement recently?
Gibraltar

Who joined the board of TVS Motor Company as its additional director?
Sudarshan Venu

Expand SRI. (Hint: Rice)
System of Rice Intensification

Expand SAMTFMACS. (Hint: Farmers)
Small and Marginal Tribal Farmers Mutually Aided Cooperative Society

Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur current affairs 2013

Name the Governor who proposed to re-open Stillwell Road, the gateway to South East Asia for development of North East region of India.
Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen (Retd) J.J.Singh

Which 2 roads for Arunachal Pradesh were approved by Union Minister for Rural Development under PMGSY of rural development ministry?
Bameng to Lada (55kms) and
Miao to Vijaynagar (157 kms)

Name the 5-day long 72 session which began at Biswaratna Dr.Bhupen Hazarika Samannay Kshetra at Barpeta Road in Assam.
Asom Sahitya Sabha

Which state in India has decided not to allow schools to conduct admission test for enrolment of students in pre-primary classes?
Manipur

Which state ranked 5th among states of India in terms of tobacco consumption as per the Global Adult Tobbacco Survey?
Manipur

Expand UNC. (Hint: Naga)
United Naga Council

Which Indian state government signed Suspension of Operation Pact with the Manipur-based Hmar People's Convention?
Mizoram

Which Indian state's GDP has grown by 9.57% during 2011-2012 against National economic growth rate of 8.8%?
Mizoram

What is the allocated money for Peace Memorial Park in Mizoram by Central government of India?
Rs.6.5 crore

How many villages were chosen for Nirmal Gram Puraskar Award?
17

Nirmal Gram Puraskar award 2011 for 17 villages of Nagaland

Tsuma
Khehoi
Nerhema Model
Khuzama
Tsonsa
Unger
Chuchuyimpang
Khensa
Inbung
Punglwa
Tekhouba
Thetsumi
Old Phek
New Pangsha
Tsungiki
Khukiye
Lizu New

Current Affairs February 2013

1st February 2013 Current Affairs

 

Which company blocked Java on its computers due to security problems?
Apple

What is the toll free number launched by Indian Railways to lodge complaints related to catering services?
1800111321

Expand SSB. (Hint: Services)
Services Selection Board

Where in Odisha International conference on Buddhist heritage was held?
Udayagiri in Jaipur district

Where does India stand in World Press Freedom Index for the year 2013?
140th rank out of 179 countries

Which state transport in India introduced 24/7 online live support for queries on booking/cancellation of tickets?
Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation

Which 100-year-old train covering 1,930 kms in 34 hours will get facelift in India?
Mumbai-Ferozepur Punjab Mail

Which Indian state distributed Rs.23 crore worth paracetamol tablets for free to its 7 crore population?
Rajasthan

Name the American railway station which celebrated 100 years of its existence on 1st February 2013.
New York's Grand Central

Who is appointed as vice-president of India Cements?
Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Which 2 cars automatic transmission variant will be launched by Nissan in India?
Micra and Sunny

Which natural gas company was accorded with Maharatna status by Government of India recently?
GAIL

Who became the 1st Indian to score a century in Woman's Cricket World Cup?
Thirush Kamini

Who took over as Executive Chairman of Bharti Airtel?
Sunil Bharti Mittal

Who is appointed as CEO of Bharti Airtel's India business?
Gopal Vittal

 

Possible Essay topics January 2013

Internet, 30 years and counting

Online shopping in India, boon and bane


Write a note on the following:

International Conference on Diabetes and its Complications

Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

Gujarat Global Investors Meet 2013

Commission for Protection of Child Rights

Liberalised visa agreement - India and Bangladesh

Rajasthan's Girl and Youth Policy 2013

Flag meeting between India and Pakistan

World Economic Forum 2013

Pangsau Pass winter festival 2013 - India-Mayanmar

1st National Conference on women in architecture - Women in Architecture Mahacon WiA

List of Conferences in January 2013 in India

14th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking, Mumbai

International POWER Exhibit 2013, Nagpur

12th International Conference on Global Contemporary Issues, Innovations Future Challenges in Busi, Jaipur

India Investment Conference, Mumbai

10th National Conference and Technology Exhibition on Indian Medical Devices Plastics Disposables, Ahmedabad

CFA Institute India Investment Conference 2012, Mumbai

Legal Counsel Congress Awards 2013, Mumbai

6th National HR Conference XLRI Jamshedpur India, Jamshedpur

3rd Annual Tall Buildings India, Mumbai

4th International Conference on Legal Medicine, Medical Negligence and Litigation in Medical Practices, Thiruvananthapuram

5th Edition of India Art Fair 2013, New Delhi