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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

________ is the finest material ejected from a volcanic eruption.

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?

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


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?

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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?

Name the co-founder of Paypal who launched mobile payment start-u…

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.

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?

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

What is the proposed total amount to be spent to facilitate…

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?

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'?

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

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?

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

Who surpassed Sachi…

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


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 – Adapte…

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?

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.

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

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?

Which country held 1st ever Literary festival aimed to uplift the spirit of art an…

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 …

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?

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

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?

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 Europea…

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 nu…

17th February 2013 current affairs

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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?

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?

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?

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 purchas…

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…

Full list of stocks excluded and replaced CNX 200 Index 2013

Stocks excluded from CNX 200 Index

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

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

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?

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?

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.

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

Which company acquired India business of Hanesb…

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?

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.

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 an…

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?

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.

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?

Name the book launched at the 1st Delhi Literature Festival 2013…

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?

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

For what purpose United insurance company tied up with …

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


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

Fund allocated for creating infrastructure: Rs.86 crore

Byndur (Udupi)
Gurumitkal (Gulbarga and Yadgir)
Hanoor (Chamarajnagar)
Hubli City (Dharwad)
Ilkal (Bagalkot)
Kadaba (Dakshina Kannada)
Kagwada (Belgaum)
Kamalanagara (Bidar)
Kampli (Bellary)
Karatagi (Koppal)
Kolhar (Bijapur)
Lakshmeshwar (Gadag)
Nymathi (Davanagere)
Sirvar (Raichur)
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.

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)

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?

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?

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

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 Co…

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?

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?

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

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?

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

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?

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…

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)


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.

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?

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 train…

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

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

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?

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

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

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: Farme…

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?

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

Expand UNC. (Hint: Naga)
United Naga Council

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

Which Indian state's GDP has grown by 9.57% during 2011-2012 ag…

Current Affairs February 2013

1st February 2013 Current Affairs

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

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

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?

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

Who is appointed …

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