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Conferences held across India in March 2013

Indian Salon Congress - Indian Salon Show 2013, Delhi

21st National Association for Study of the Liver, Hyderabad

Cosmetics and Science 2013, Mumbai

Trends and Issues in Product and Brand Management, Punjab

1st National COnference on Power Electronics Systems Applications 2013, Orissa

International Conference on Contemporary issues in Business 2013, Punjab

National Conference on New Advance in Programming Languages and their implementations, Rajasthan

National Conference on wired and wireless communication, Mumbai

CPS Today India 2013 4th Concentrted Solar Thermal Power Summit, New Delhi

2nd Annual Global Pharam Regulatory Summit 2013, Mumbai

National conference on Women entrepreneurship through science and technology, Erode

Hotelier Summit India, Bengaluru

Banking Information Technology Summit, Mumbai

Food Security Summit, Pune

Vaccine World Summit 2013, Pune

2nd International COnference Innovative Developments in ICT, sponsored by UGC, Amritsar

International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Si…

Complete march 2013 current affairs quiz

Who won her 6th WTA Miami title, 2013?
Serena Williams

Why is ISRO planning to setup research centre at Kothi near Rohtang Pass?
To study the impact of global warming on melting of glaciers and environment in general

Name the British actor who acted in Harry Potter movie died due to complications after heart surgery.
Richard Griffiths

Which bank will give $300 million loan to Uttarakhand and assist the state government on power generation and transmission projects?
Asian Development Bank

Expand JICA. (Hint: Japan)
Japan International Cooperation Agency

Expand KSNDMC. (Hint: Disaster)
Karnataka State Natural Disaster Management Cell

Expand FSDC. (Hint: Council)
Financial Stability and Development Council

Expand DICGC. (Hint: Guarantee)
Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation of India

What is the title for IMF conference to be held on 16th and 17th April 2013?
Rethinking macro policy II: first steps and early lessons

World current affairs digest 2013

Expand FRAND. (Hint: Reasonable)
Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory

Which Indian state over took Bihar to register 10% growth for 2012-13 as per Central Statistical Organisation?
Madhya Pradesh

Name the Assame movie which is selected for the 2nd edition of the Washington DC South Asian Film Festival scheduled from 10th May 2013.
Ekhon Nedekha Nodir

Who won the 1st Bishwaratna Bhupen Hazarika International Solidarity Award?
Lubna Marium, Classical dance exponent and Sanskrit scholar

Which Indian state passed Irrigation and Drainage Bill 2013 replacing the 134 year old Bombay (Gujarat) Irrigation Act 1879?

Which four stocks will now have price band (circuit lock) at 10% from April 2nd, 2013 as per BSE and NSE in consultation with SEBI?
Essar Oil, Suzlon Energy, Educomp and CORE Education

Which game won six awards including the Best Downloadable Game of the year at the Game Developers Choice Awards 2013?

Who will represent Indonesia at the Miss India Worldwide contest scheduled on…

Game Developers Choice Awards 2013

Lifetime Achievement Winner Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk

Pioneer Award Winner Steve Russell

Ambassador Award Winner Chris Melissinos

Audience Award Winner Dishonored (Arkane Studios)

Game of the Year Journey

Innovation Award Journey

Best Audio Journey

Best Debut Subset Games

Best Downloadable Game Journey

Best Game Design Journey

Best Handheld/Mobile Game The Room

Best Narrative The Walking Dead

Best Technology Far Cry 3

Best Visual Arts Journey

GK for upcoming SBI exam 2013

Where does India's current account deficit stand for the quarter ended December 2012?
6.7% of GDP

Which company is set to acquire Belgian Bank KBC Group's captive unit ValuSOurce  Technologies?

Which college organised a summit on "Entrepreneurship, Lessons in Leadership 2013 - Empowering youth for Enterpreneurship and Education"?
Taaleem College of International Studies

Why was Air Force General Philip Breedlove in news recently?
American President Barack Obama nominated him as NATA commander

Expand FSLRC. (Hint: Financial)
Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission

What is the approved fund to overcome currency crisis by BRICS nations?
$100 billion

Name the program or policy under which more Saudi workers would be absorbed by employers in Saudi Arabia.
Nitaqat programme

Expand DBT. (Hint: Transfer)
Direct Benefit Transfer

What is the purpose of $2.32 billion aid given by Japan to India?
For the development of infrastructure

How was Debashis Mitra known at Mercedes Benz…

India post office quiz

When was the Department of Posts India found?
April 1st, 1774

How many posts offices are spread across India as of March 31st, 2011?

How many members does the Postal Service Board consists of in India?
6 members with a chair person

How many postal circles are present in India with Chief postmaster general heading it?

Which is the highest post office in the world?
Hikkim, Himachal Pradesh at a height of 15.500 feet

When was the first stamp issued by independent India?
21st November 1947

When was Postal Index Number (PIN code), a 6 digit number introduced in India?
15th August 1972

March 2013 free current affairs quiz

Name the arts education programme launched by the British Council in partnership with NCERT in India.
The World Voice Programme

Who is appointed as the first woman Secret Service director by American President Barack Obama?
Julia Pierson

Who was conferred with Contribution to News TV Award by
Vineet Jain

Name the film which will be shot to portray life of India's 2nd Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri.
Jai Jawaan Jai Kisaan

How does the world know Giulio Terzi of Italy?
Italian Foreign Minister

With which company did Procam International joined hands as its elite athlete co-ordinator for World 10K event scheduled in Bangalore on May 19th, 2013?
Global Sports Communication

India failed to qualify for which tournament to be held in 2014?
2014 AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Challenge Cup

Expand BNHS. (Hint: History)
Bombay Natural History Society

Which company sold its 50% stake on Eurokids International to group of investors led by GPE India?
Educomp Solutions

Which country&…

List of bills passed by Punjab assembly on last day of budget session 2013

Punjab Rent (Amendment) Bill 2013
Punjab Excise (Amendment) Bill 2013
Punjab Lokpal (Amendment) Bill 2013
The Prisons (Punjab Amendment) Bill 2013
Punjab Lokpal (Second Amendment) Bill 2013
Punjab Laws (Special Provisions) Bill 2013
Punjab Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill 2013
Punjab Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill 2013
Punjab Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Bill 2013
Punjab Motor Vehicles Taxation (Amendment) Bill 2013
Punjab State Election Commission (Amendment) Bill 2013
Punjab Community Participation in Municipalities Bill 2013
Punjab Educational Institutions (Prohibition of Ragging) Bill 2013
Punjab State Cancer and Drug Addiction Treatment Infrastructure Bill 2013
Punjab Ancient, Historical Monuments, Archeological Sites, and Cultural Heritage Maintenance Board Bill 2013

List of highway and its numbers across India

Sirinagar - Kargil - Leh

Palayamkottai - Tuticorin Port

Shillong - Passi - Badarpur - Agartala - Sabroom

Hyderabad - Warangal - Venkatapuram - Bhopalpatnam

Kozhikode - Mysore - Kollegal

Port Blair - Baratang - Mayabunder

Patna - Aurangabad - Rajhara

Current affairs for SSC assistant grade 2013

What is the reduced small savings interest rate with effect from 1st April 2013 in India?
0.10% (From 8.8% to 8.7%)

Which Indian state celebrated 100 years with an evening of music and celebration from Daler Mehndi?
Bihar (Bihar Diwas)

Expand NFR. (Hint: Railway)
Northeast Frontier Railway

Who is the Goodwill ambassador for Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS at the World Health Organisation?
Peng Liyuan

Expand EBRD. (Hint: Bank)
European bank for Reconstruction and Development

Which company signed MoU to establish a Plastic Park at Port Said?
TCI Sanmar Chemicals of The Sanmar Group

Which company in India signed Aamir Khan by launching an integrated campaign of "ideas that make life brighter"?
Godrej Group

Expand GLA. (Hint: License)
General License Agreement

Which company owns these products: Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Office 2013, Office 365 and Windows Azure platforms?

Which institute announced the successful deployment of its multi-million dollar cross-campus technology initiative Conne…

March 2013 sample questions for competitive exams

Where in South Africa, 5-nation Summit BRICS will be held?
Durban (26th and 27th March 2013)

What was the significance of 'Magic of Hands' national-level competition held in India recently?
Painting competition in connection with hand surgery and therapy

Which Indian state did Nikhil Kumar serve before being chosen as the 20th governor of Kerala?

Who won the Healthcare Businessman of the Year at the Asian Business Awards 2013?
Kartar Lalvani, NRI Businessman

Expand MMSCMD. (Hint: Metric)
Million Metric Standard Cubic Meter Per Day

Expand CGFF. (Guarantee)
Credit Guarantee Fund for Factoring

Who won the singles final of the VTR Open 2013?
Argentina's Horacio Zeballos

Which country limited ATM withdrawals to 100 euros per day at two biggest banks?

Who won the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix?
Sebastian Vettel

Who won the European Tour title at the Malaysian Open 2013?
Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand

Which Indian state approved Rs.4,028 crore budget for 2013-14?

Femina Miss India 2013

Miss India World 2013 Navneet Kaur Dhilon
Miss India Earth 2013 Sobhita Dhulipala
Miss India International 2013 Zoya Arfoz
1st Runner Up Anukriti Gusain
2nd Runner Up Srishti Rana

Top 5

Apurva Lonkar
Gail Nicole Da Silva
Sagarika Chhetri
Swati Kain
Vijaya Sharma

Miss Active                          Manasi Moghe
Miss Adventurous            Lopamudra Raut
Miss Awesome Legs         Lopamudra Raut
Miss Beautiful Lips           Akshitaa Agnihotri
Miss Beautiful Smile        Anukriti Gusain
Miss Beauty for A Cause Radhika Sharma
Miss Beauty for Health  Anannya Sarmah
Miss Body Beautiful        Lopamudra Raut
Miss Congeniality           Sanjana D'souza
Miss Dancing Queen      Sobhita Dhulipala and Sukanya Bhattacharya
Miss Digital Diva             Sobhita Dhulipala
Miss Eye Conic Eyes     Swati Kain
Miss Fashion Icon         Srishti Rana
Miss Glowing Skin         Sagarika Chhetri
Miss Intellectual           Radhika Sharma
Miss Iron Maiden         Swati Kain
Miss Photogenic           Anukriti Gusain
Miss Ramp Walk  …

All India street food festival march 2013

Who is the Chairman of National Innovation Council in India?
Sam Pitroda

How many districts in India would have one-stop crisis centers to resolve problems being faced by women?

Expand DIC. (Hint: Industries)
District Industries Center

Which state organised All India Street Food Festival?

Expand NAVSI. (Hint: Vendors)
National Association of Street Vendors of India

Which Indian state plans to digitally archive all films that have been made since inception of the industry?
Kannada films of the State of Karnataka

Who is the present Chief Justice of Orissa high court?
Chokalingam Nagappan

Expand NBA. (Hint: News)
News Broadcasters Association

Expand USIBC. (Hint: Business)
US India Business Council

Who became the 3rd fastest Indian to reach the milestone of taking 100 wickets in Test cricket?
Pragyan Ojha

March 2013 free gk alerts online

Who quoted "I feel like it's karma that brought me to the project, and to India" recently?
Ang Lee

How was Bebo Valdes who died in Sweden at the age of 94 known to the entertainment world?
Musician - Cuban Pianist

Name the Nigerian author of "Things Fall Apart" who died recently.
Chinua Achebe

Which river will be declared as National waterway under the National Waterway Bill, 2013?
121km stretch of Barak River

Which country will honour former IAS officer Himangshu Mohan Choudhury at its 42nd anniversary of independence on March 26th 2013?

Rishad Premji, CSO of Wipro was elected to which executive council recently?
NASSCOM executive council

Expand RWA. (Hint: Assets)
Risk Weighted Assets

Expand NSR. (Hint: Silk)
New Silk Route

Where in Tamil Nadu Costa Coffee launched its first store?
Chennai at Harrington Road

List the top 7 Indian cities ranked by Assocham survey in online share trading.
Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Dehradun

Basel III capital regulations for banks in India 2013

Basel committee: Basel, Switzerland

Basel norms: International banking regulations set by Basel committee on bank supervision defining minimum capital requirements for banks world over

Implementation date: April 1st, 2013

Capital adequacy ratio: 9% against minimum of 8%

Tier-1 capital: 7% of risk weighted assets and a capital conservation bugger of 2.5% of RWA

UPSC may 2013 current affairs quiz sample questions

Name the personalities who have launched global sim card 'Jaxtr SIM' for international travellers.
Sabeer Bhatia and Yogesh Patel

On which Nobel laureate's name did Punjab govenment introduce scholarship to students?
Hargobind Khorana

Which Indian state sought financial package of Rs.7,888 crore from the Central Government to take up drought related relief measures?

Expand FIMI. (Hint: Mineral)
Federation of Indian Mineral Industries

Which becomes NTPC's first non-conventional energy project with 5MW solar power plant in India?

Which country plans to distribute 1.7 million tablet computers to students and teachers in 2013 and to become world's largest handout of the devices for education?

What are the collaterals that are permitted by SEBI to FIIs for their cash and derivative business in India?
Government securities, corporate bonds, cash and foreign sovereign securities with AAA ratings

Which floppy disk maker plans to launch 12 products in the next …

March 2013 international current affairs for online bank exam

What is the theme of Google Big Tent Activate Summit 2013 which Gujarat Chief Minister is invited to address on March 21st through Google+ hangout?
Technology in Politics

Who is appointed as the vice-chancellor of the Indira Gandhi National Open University?
Professor M.Aslam

Which education will be provided for free to all girls by Punjab Government?
Training in ITIs

Name the Bangladesh president who died fighting kidney and respiratory problems at a hospital in Singapore.
Mohammad Zillur Rahman

SIDBI signed MoU with which country recently for the development of SME sector?

Who is appointed as president and CEO of TVS Automobile Solutions?
Sanjay Nigam

How will the courier service provider AJ Worldwide Services will be known in the domestic market?
AJW Worldwide Service Pvt. Ltd.

Which are the sectors Egypt has offered for Indian companies to partner with its business establishments?
Infrastructure, Biotechnology, Energy and Pharmaceuticals

Which are the top four cities (online buying and selli…

1st International Happiness Day 20th March 2013

When (date) was the resolution of International Happiness Day passed by United Nations?
12th July 2012

When is the 1st International Happiness Day celebrated?
20th March 2013

Which country recognised the supremacy of national happiness over national income since 1970?

Who stated the three pillars - social, economic and environmental well-being of sustainability development are indivisible?
Ban Ki-moon at the 66th session of the UN General Assembly

March 2013 current affairs quiz

What is the newly added category in Miss India pageant in 2013?
Digital Diva, Most Digitally savy Miss India will win a cash prize of Rs.1 lakh

Which Indian city will become the first to get free Wi-Fi hotspots in India?
Bangalore (M.G.Road and Brigade Road)

Expand AAY. (Hint: Anna)
Antyodana Anna Yojana

Who was named sportsman of the year at the Laureurs Sports Awards?
Usain Bolt

Which team was honoured as the best team at the Laureurs Sports Awards?
Europe's Ryder Cup golfers

Name the initiative taken by Karnataka State Innovation Council in partnership with Google to enrich knowledge across the state in innovative manner?
Innovation Karnataka

Which city metro is set to launch offline mobile app in India?
Delhi Metro

How does the sporting world know Michael Owen who will retire in 2013?
Football player

Which Indian state approved Rs.34,000 crore investment proposals spread over 17 districts?

Who replaced Ajay Singh Chautala as the Table Tennis Federation of India President?
Prabhat C.Cha…

National Tourism Awards 2013 - Best state, Best heritage city, Best hotel

National Tourism Awards for 2011-12

Best state award - Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan

Best civic management of a destination category 'A' city - Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Best heritage city award - Warangal, Andhra Pradesh

Best tourism promotion publicity material - Karnataka

Tourist-friendly railway station award - Mysore railway station, Karnataka

Bed and breakfast establishment award - The Coconut Creek Farm and Home Stay, Kumarakom, Kerala

Best hotel award in 5-star deluxe category - Oberoi, New Delhi

Best hotel award in the 5-star category - Vivanta By Taj-Ambassador

Best hotel award in the 4-star category - Vivanta By Taj, Kumarakom, Kerala

Best hotel award in the 3-star category - The Gateway Hotel, Vadodara, Gujarat

Best hotel award in the 2-star category - Resorte Marinh Dourada, Goa

March 2013 current affairs quiz worldwide

Name the non-American journalist who is named editor of Time International.
Bobby Ghosh

Expand BCB. (Hint: Bangladesh)
Bangladesh Cricket Board

How does the sporting world know Nadir Shah?
International cricket umpire from Bangladesh

Which stock exchange in India celebrated 50th foundation day on 17th March 2013?
BgSE - Bangalore Stock Exchange

Which sport does Seema Tomar represent for India?
Shooting - Shotgun

Who won the Vasan Eye Care - ITF men's Futures tournament 2013?
Tak Khunn Wang of France

Which two teams won Dr.T.Ao football tournament?
Assam and Meghalaya

Who is chosen for Saraswati Samman award 2013?

Indian constitution - Fundamental Rights, Duties and National emergency

List the 6 fundamental rights mentioned in Part 3 of Constitution of India.

Right to Equality

Right to Freedom

Right against Exploitation

Right to Freedom of Religion

Cultural and Educational Rights

Right to constitutional remedies

How many fundamental duties are set in the Constitution of India?
11 after 86th Amendment in 2002

How many schedules does Indian Constitution contain?

Who has the right to declare National Emergency in India?

What are the three types of emergency that can be declared in India?
National Emergency, State Emergency and Financial Emergency

Recent gk questions current affairs quiz

Which international fashion brand sales has gone past Rs.1,000 crore in India during the year 2012?

Expand NETA. (Hint: Tea)
North Eastern Tea Association

Who was elected as chairman of Andhra Pradesh council's Confederation of Indian Industry for 2013-14?
B.Ashok Reddy

Who won his 3rd Indian Wells ATP Masters title?
Rafael Nadal

Who won her 2nd Indian Wells WTA title?
Maria Sharapova

Who became the 3rd Thai national with a two-stroke win at the Thailand Open?
Prayad Marksaeng

Who won the Australian Grand Prix - Formula 1 world championships 2013?
Kimi Raikkonen

How many schools have Gems Education planned to start in India over next 5 years?

Which insurance company launched eShield, an online term plan?
SBI Life

As part of Social Corporate Responsibility which Public Sector Bank will recruit graduate unemployed youth of Jammu and Kashmir under UDAAN?
Canara Bank

Name the device developed to prevent driver from sending text messages while driving the car.

Online gk objective questions 2013

Who scored fastest-ever debut century of 85 balls in Test cricket for India?
Shikhar Dhawan

What role did H.S.Goindi handle before quitting TVS Motors?
Head of marketing

Who took charge as the first head of Tagore studies at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland?
Professor Indra Nath Choudhuri

Which country revealed 1-child policy has boosted its economic growth by preventing overpopulation?

Which is the guest country and focus country at the 9th edition of India-Africa Project partnership conclave?
Cameroon and Ethiopia

Who is appointed as MD and CEO to replace Shinzo Nakanishi at Maruti Suzuki India with effect from 1st April 2013?
Kenichi Ayukawa

Whom did China re-appoint as governor of its central Bank?
Zhou Xiaochuan

Which company bought email app Mailbox within a month it hit markets?

15 new heritage cities of Tamil Nadu

South Thiruperai

Rs.1 crore has been announced for developmental work of each city

Total number of heritage cities in Tamil Nadu is 54 including the newly listed 15 cities

List of National parks or sanctuaries located in India

Dachigam Sanctuary - Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir)

Crocodile Farm - Kovalam (Chennai)

Bandipur National Park - Mysore (Karnataka)

Kanha National Park - Mandla (Madhya Pradesh)

Manas Tiger Sanctuary - Barbeta (Assam)

Mudumalai Sanctuary - Nilgris

Ghatprabha Bird Sanctuary - Belgaum (Karnataka)

Valley of Flowers National Park - Jyotirmath or Joshimath (Uttarakhand)

SBI exam march 2013 sample questions

Where in India 3 National Tribunal are to be setup as per deadline (April 30th 2013) set by Supreme Court?
Bhopal, Pune and Kolkata

Which country is suffering from biggest drought in 30 years?
New Zealand

Which company's 3 year contract did Wipro bag to deliver end-to-end service transition and transformational services?
Emirates NBD, a banking group in UAE

What is the aim of Crown Prince of Bahrain Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa's two-day visit to India?
To strengthen bilateral ties in the fields of trade and economy

Which consultant firm ranked India No.5 with 122 billionaires (net assets over Rs.500 crore) as of 2012?
Global property consultancy

What role did Frederic Ramioulle based in America handle before resigning from Infosys?
Golbal Engineering - Head

Which company recently released smartphone that is capable of recognising hand and eye movements?
Samsung Galaxy S4

Which bank plans to open 60 branches across Northeast India within two years?
Bank of India

Expand BPD.
Barrels Per D…

Founder of Dr.Reddy's Laboratories, Dr.Anji Reddy

Full Name: Kallam Anji Reddy

Born and Died: 1950 - 15th March 2013


Bachelor of science from Andra Christian College or A.C.College Guntur in 1958

B.Sc - Tech in Pharmaceuticals and Fine chemicals from Bombay University

Ph.D in chemical engineering from the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune in 1969

Founder-Chairman: Dr Reddy's Labs

Dr Reddy's Labs established year: 1984

Award: Padmabhushan for his contribution to the Indian Pharmaceutical industry

Member: Indian Prime Minister's Council on Trade and Industry

Social: Naandi Foundation, a NGO to eradicate poverty and Dr.Reddy's Foundation for Human and Social Development, a social division of Dr.Reddy's Labs

Note: Dr.Reddy's pens his autobiography 2 days before his death

Himachal Pradesh Budget 2013-14

What is the total budget estimate for 2013-14 for the state of Himachal Pradesh?
Rs.21,767 crore

Which Indian state will appoint state commissioner for disposal of public grievances?
Himachal Pradesh

Production of which product to be treated as agricultural activity in Himachal Pradesh?

Which seeds would be provided at 50% subsidy to the farmers for the Kharif season 2013?
Maize, Paddy and Fodder

What is the increased procurement price of milk from 1st April 2013 in Himachal Pradesh?
Rs.18.80 from Rs.17.80

Patients suffering from which medical problem would be provided free travel facility in HRTC buses along with an attendant?
Cancer, Spinal injuries and Dialysis

Under which Yojna 5,000 meritorious students would be provided netbooks/tablet computers?
Rajiv Gandhi Digital Student Yojna

How many Government senior secndary schools and Government high schools would benefit with Smart classroom solution?
618 and 837

14th march 2013 current affairs quiz

Which Indian state government would make anti-hail nets used to save apple crop to farmers at 80% subsidy?
Himachal Pradesh

Expand POCSO. (Children)
Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences

Who is appointed as Prime Minister of Nepal?
Chief justice Khil Raj Regmi

Name the brand director who coined the campaign 'Jo Mera Hain Wo Tera Hain' for Airtel.
Bharat Bambawale

From which round did Parupalli Kashyap exit the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold tournament 2013?
3rd round

Who was formally elected as China's president succeeding Hu Jintao?
Xi Jinping

Who is appointed as CEO by ZTE for its India operations?
Xu Dejun

Which Indian state will hold 2-day International Football Table conference and unveil the Football Policy draft at the event?

Which rank does India hold in the recent released FIFA rankings?
143rd rank

Which 3-day competition was inaugurated by Justice Dipak Mishra, Judge, Supreme Court of India at Amity University amining to sharpen creative and analytical skills of emerging …

List of general awareness for sbi exam 2013

Who was appointed as president of University of Texas at Arlington?
Dr.Vistasp M Karbhari

Who was elected president of the Republic of Kenya?
Uhuru Kenyatta

Who replaced Andy Rubin as Google's Android head?

Who becomes the first to be chosen as pope outside Europe?
Jorge Begoglio of Argentina, Pope Francis

Expand WIEF. (Hint: Economic)
Wharton India Economic Forum

For which 3D animated film would Priyanka Chopra lend her voice?

How does the world know the following?
GMR's Vemagiri and barge-mounted, GVK's Jegrupdu Extension and Gauthami, Konaseema and Lanco's Kondapalli Stage-II
Gas-based power plant in India

Name the Australian Trade Commission CEO who said India is the 8th largest trading partner of Australia?
Bruce Gosper

Expand PML. (Hint: Money)
Prevention of Money Laundering

Which trading platform will BSE adopt in derivatives and cash markets under the technology pact with Deutsche Boerse AG?
Eurex trading platform

Who became the first Canadian astronaut to take …

Manipur, Kerala, Haryana latest current affairs march 2013

Expand MSRDA.
Manipur State Rural Development Agency

Where in Kerala 330 acre zoo would be setup with Australian environmental architect John Cose providing the plan for it?

Which Indian state made Malyalam must for its government jobs?

Which movie won the Best Indian Animated Feature Film at the Infocom-Assocham EME award?
Hanuman - The Immortal-2

Where is Lulu Shopping Mall situated in India?
Edapally, Kochi, Kerala

Which states will participate in the 7-day national integration camp hosted at Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh?
8 states (Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh,Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal)

Which Indian state passed Non-Biodegradable Garbage (Control) Amendment Bill 2013, Appropriation Bill, Poilce (Amendment) Bill and Private Universities (Amendment) Bill?

Important march 2013 current affairs

How does the world know Ganesh Pyne who died recently?
Small tempera painter

Infosys recently opened delivery centre in which country?
San Jose, Costa Rica, Latin America

Who was the chief guest at the 45th National Day celebrations of Mauritius?
Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee

In which 5 cities would Indian Government introduce plastic currency on field trail?
Kochi, Mysore, Jaipur, Bhuvaneswar and Shimla

Where does the outstanding of income tax arrears stand as on 31st December 2012 in India?
Rs.4.2 lakh crore

Where in India UK government opened its first Mobile Biometirc Clinic for processing visa applications?

Which medal did India win at the Asian Archery Grand Prix 2013 in Bangkok?
Compound Archery Gold

Which two countries have decided to resolve issues in the proposed changes to the Double Taxation Avoidance Convention?
India and Mauritius

Which company launched cloud-based model "Creative Cloud" in India?
Adobe Systems

What are the three variants introduced by Piaggio Ape City …

List of governors appointed March 2013

Bihar - Dy Patil (9th March 2013)

Kerala - Nikhil Kumar (9th March 2013)

Nagaland - Ashwani Kumar (9th March 2013)

Odisha - S C Jamir (9th March 2013)

Tripura - Devanand Konwar (9th March 2013)

World current affairs march 2013

Which state government in India launched free laptop scheme for students who passed intermediate?
Uttar Pradesh

Expand DMZ. (Hint: Zone)
Demilitarized Zone

What is celebrated on 2nd Monday of March every year?
Commonwealth Day

Which company plans to setup two network training centres in Myanmar?
Cisco Systems

Who is named as world's richest footballer with a net worth of 175 million pound?
David Beckham

Which company won telecom spectrum in 8 circles or zones for Rs.3,639 crore in India?
Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd. (Russian Company Sistema's Indian unit)

Who became the first Bangladesh player to score a double century against Sri Lanka on Day 4 of 1st Test in March 2013?
Mushfiqur Rahim

AirAsia expanded its presence in Philippines by acquiring 49% of which airways?
Zest Airways Inc.

Where was 23rd Annual Day of Indo-Australian Chamber of Commerce held?
Chennai, India

Who is appointed as Foreign Ministry's special representative on Asian Affairs by China?
Wang Yingfan

List of Acts in enforcement in India

Advocates Act - 1961

Aircraft Act - 1934

Airforce Act - 1950

Banking Regulation Act - 1949

Cable Television Nework (Regualtion) Act - 1995

Census Act - 1948

Indian Telegraph Act - 1885

Indian Post Office Act - 1898

Sample question and answers for march 2013 competitive exams

Who won the Celebrity Cricket League 2013?
Karnataka Bulldozers

Who is invited as chief guest for Mauritius National Day 2013?
President Pranab Mukherjee

Expand IAEA. (Hint: Atomic)
International Atomic Energy Agency

Where did Union Tourism Minister K.Chiranjeevi inaugurate Indian Pavilion?
ITB in Berlin, Germany

Who was conferred with 1st Tagore award for cultural harmony as a part of the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore?
Sitar Maestro, Late Pandit Ravi Shankar

Which automobile maker donated Rs.7 crore to establish JankideviBajaj Institute of Management Studies in Pune?
Bajaj Group

Who won the WGC-Cadillac Championship 2013?
Tiger Woods

Expand MPPT. (Hint: Power)
Maximum Power Point Tracking

Which drug company is getting into the oral care business in India?
Himalaya Drug

Which country will merge the Family Planning Commission with the Health Ministry as a part of restructuring plan?

GPL 2013 results, Golf Premier League 2013 winners

Inaugural Golf Premier League 2013 results

Uttarakhand Lions wins the inaugural Pearls Golf Premier League title 2013

Team Scores

406 (34-under) Uttarakhand Lions
407 (33-under) Witalsee Punjab Lancers
407 (33-under) Delhi Darts
408 (32-under) Shubhkamna UP Eagles
417 (23-under) Maharashtra 59ers
422 (18-under) Tamilnadu Pullees
422 (18-under) Gujarat Underdawgs
423 (17-under) Colombo 6s

Bombay Management Association awards 2013

Entrepreneur of the Year Vineet Jain, MD, Times Group

Management Woman Achiever Vinita Bali, MD, Britannia Industries

Management Man of the Year Dilip Shanghvi, MD, Sun Pharmaceuticals

Enterpreneur of the Decade Anil Agarwal, Vedanta Group chairman

Lifetime Achievement Award Narayanan Vaghul, Ex-chairman, ICICI Bank

21 and Over, Rajini Kantha entertainment quiz 2013

Who is the director of the movie Radio released in March 2013?
Ummar Muhammed

Who is the music director of Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns?
Sandeep Chowta

What is Justin Chon's name in the movie 21 and Over?
Jeff Chang

Which language did Britto compose music recently?

Which language does movie Rajini Kantha released in March 2013 represent?

Full list of current affairs march 2013

Which innerwear company plans to invest Rs.100 crore on plant, machineries and marketing activities?
Lux Industries

Who won the 5th CIDC Vishwakarma Award 2013 under the category 'Achievement award for Public Officer'?
Tapas Kumar Lahiray, Chairman - Managing Director NCL and BCCL

Which state transport corporation has introduced live chat on its website to get good response in India?
KSRTC - Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation

Which subsidiary of ACC cement has been amalgamated with itself?
Encore Cement and Additives

Which bank signed MoU under the programme Collaboration for facilitating Enterprise Loans with SIDBI?
United Bank of India

Which company did BookMyShow acquire to enhance its footprint in Southern India?

Which company launched 3LCD technology and 3D capable interactive projectors?

In which city was Investothon held in India during March 2013?
Rajkot, Gujarat

How does the world know Hasib Ahsan?
Test Cricketer of Pakistan (Spin bowler)

From which compan…

Scientific invention or discoveries

Ball-Point Pen - John J.Loud

Laser - T.H.Maimah

Loud Speaker - Horace Short

Microscope - Z.Janssen

Optical Fibre - Narinder Kapany

Safety Pin - Walter Hunt

Watch - Bartholomew Manfredi

Stainless Steel - Harry Brearley

Current affairs quiz march 2013

Why was Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers Ltd. in news recently?
Indian Government received Rs.310 crore from sale of 12.5% stake in RCF

Who replaced Sunil Dutt, India Managing Director of Black Berry?
Rick Costanzo

Aptech ltd. signed an agreement with National Skill Development Corporation for what reason ?
To impart job-related training

Expand e-PPS. (Hint: Electronics)
Electronics Project Proposal System

Name the player whose left foot made of gold valued at $5.25 million was created by Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka.
Lionel Messi

Which two countries will have 1st ever bilateral naval exercise in the Bay of Bengal?
India and Myanmar

Expand AIPSO. (Hint: Peace)
All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation

Who took oath by placing his hand on an original copy of the American Constitution from 1787 as Director of CIA to join US national security team?
John Brennan

Which country voted to pay its female cricketers a $10,000 bonus after winning two world championships in 6 months?
Australia (Cricket Aust…

International women's day 2013 current affairs

How does the world know P.N.C. Menon?
Founder of Sobha Developers

Expand IIF. (Hint: Finance)
Institute of International Finance

Who won gold medal in the women's junior 500m time trial event held at the 33rd Hero Asian Cycling Championships?
Yeonhee Jang

Which country held 4th Investment and Trade Initiative to India recently?
South Africa

Expand SACU. (Hint: Customs)
South African Customs Union

Which are the major segments included in Karnataka's recently unveiled pharma policy?
Bulk drugs, Drugs intermediate, Bio-pharmaceuticals and Formulations

Expand KPDC. (Hint: Pharmaceutical)
Karnataka Pharmaceutical Development Council

Who earned his Ph.D. working on 'Contribution of Sri Yamunacharya to Visishtadvaita' and died recently?
M.Narasimhachary - A Sanskrit scholar

Which event hosts the Sahachari Foundation Trophy in India?
Horse racing

Name the channel to be launched by ESPN Star Sports for the Indian sub-continent on 11th March 2013.
Star Sports 2

Junior Hockey World cup 2013 list of participating countries

Dates: 6th to 15th December 2013

Venue: Major Dhyan Chand Stadium

Participating Countries: 16

Teams: 16 men's junior teams

Event frequency: Every 4 years

List of countries participating in inaugural Junior Hockey World Cup 2013

New Zealand
South Africa

General awareness for competitive exams march 2013

Where in China 48-metre high Buddha statue was built?
Xingzi County of Jiujiang City

Which stock exchanges would ext from Multi Commodity Exchange by selling its 4.8% share?
NYSE Euronext

Expand MICE. (Hint: Meetings)
Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions

Which company's remote control is featured with headphone jack and volume buttons?
Roku 3

Which Malaysian airlines got regulatory approval for starting airline venture in the Indian civil aviation sector?

How many countries have submitted entries to the Tribeca Film Festival 2013?

Name the Japanese agency which will invest Rs.655 crore on a non-timber fire project in hilly region of Uttarakhand.
Japan International Cooperation Agency

Which state in India will have (eSBTR)Electronic Secure Bank and Treasury Receipt System for stamp duty collection?

Which automobile maker opened world class tractor plant in Andhra Pradesh in March 2013?
Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd.

Which two companies entered into joint venture to ma…

List of teams participating in Pepsi IPL 2013

Teams participating in Pepsi IPL 2013

Chennai Super Kings - CSK

Delhi Daredevils - DD

Kings XI Punjab - KP

Kolkata Knight Riders - KKR

Mumbai Indians - MI

Pune Warriors India - PWI

Rajasthan Royals - RR

Royal Challengers Bangalore - RCB

Sunrisers Hyderabad - SH

List of optional subjects and language for mains exam UPSC civil services 2013

Group-1 (Optional subjects for civil service exams 2013)

Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
Civil Engineering
Commerce and Accountancy
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Science
Political Science and International
Public Administration

Group-2 (Literature of any 1 of the following languages)


UPSC Mains Examination pattern 2013

Civil services written examination pattern 2013

Paper 1
Section 1 Essay 200 Marks
Section 2 English Comprehension & English Précis 100 Marks (10th standard level)

Paper 2
General Studies–I 250Marks (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the Worldand Society)

Paper 3
General Studies –II 250 Marks
(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)

Paper 4
General Studies –III 250 Marks
(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)

Paper 5
General Studies –IV 250 Marks (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)

Paper 6
Optional Subject – Paper 1 250 Marks

Paper 7
Optional Subject – Paper 2 250 Marks

Sub Total (Written test) 1800 Marks

Personality Test 275 Marks

Grand Total 2075 Marks

UPSC notification 2013, last date of application 4th April 2013

Last date of receipt of applications : 4/4/2013

How to apply:

Exam Patter Preliminary Examination

2 compulsory papers of 200 marks each

1. Objective type (multiple choice questions)

2. English Language Comprehension

Duration:2 hours with 20 minutes extra for blind candidates

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IAS Test Series for Prelims Exam for Paper 1 & Paper 2

General awareness for IAS prelims 2013

Name the Venezuelan President who died fighting against cancer recently.
Hugo Chavez

Name the Miss India Earth 2012 who will act in her career's first hindi film Zaalim Dilli.
Prachi Mishra

Name the electric car with a range of 100kms on full charge that is set to be launched by Mahindra.
Reva e2o

Which company has developed 3D printer creating solid objects in plastic with a computer command?

What is the total number of matches India has won under the captaincy of Dhoni who broke the record of Sourav Ganguly?

Expand LNG. (Hint: Gas)
Liquefied Natural Gas

Name the chess player to achieve the Grandmaster title to win the 'A' category of Cannes Festival which was held in the French city.
Akshayraj Kore

Who became 2nd fastest Indian player to score 1,000 runs in Test cricket?
Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara

Which bank received capital repatriation of $100 million from its British subsidiary?
ICICI bank

Which airport in Odisha got Rs.145 crore terminal by Airport Authority of India?
Biju Pa…

World current affairs quiz 2013

What is the special edition of i10 named by Hyundai?

Which Indian state got approval from Union cabinet for the proposed National Institute of Biotic Stress Management?
Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Which automobile company launched new version of its light commercial vehicle Maxximo?
Mahindra and Mahindra

How do we know Remo's Muzic Spark in the world of entertainment?
Karnataka's first music band

How do we know Norah Jones apart from being an American singer-songwriter and pianist who performed in India recently?
Daughter of late sitar legend Ravi Shankar

Which Dubai-based company announced plans to set up 20 hotels in India within next 10 years?

Expand ACC. (Hint: Cycling)
Asian Cycling Confederation

Which 2 company partnered to sell cardamom and pepper under the brand name Spice Mist?
Tata Global Beverages and South Indian Green Cardamom Company

Who is appointed as Sales tax commissioner of Maharashtra?
Nitin Kareer

Ford India launched which limited edition vehicle to mark its 3 years e…

Hero Asian Cycling Championship 2013

2nd Asian Para Cycling Championships, 33rd Asian Cycling Championships and 20th Asian Junior Cycling Championships 2013


Paracycling to be held on 5th and 6th March 2013

Events to start on 7th and end on 17th March 2013

Venue: New Delhi, India

List of Participating countries : 41

Brunei Darussalam
DPR Korea
East Timor
Hong Kong
Saudi Arabia
Sri Lanka
Chinese Taipei

Conferences held across India in February 2013

COSOMS 2013, Mangalore

7th India International Fashion Jewellery Accessories Show - 2013, Mumbai

Recent trends in Discrete and Fuzzy Mathematics, Punjab

9th All India Peoplesa Technology Congress, Kolkata

2nd International Conference on Academic Libraries, 2013, Delhi

Indian Utility Knowledge and Networking (IUKAN) Conference 2013, New Delhi

International Conference on Material Science (ICMS-2013), Tripura

National Conference on e-Commerce The way forward for better financial inclusion, Hyderabad

The 10th Biennial Conference on Entrepreneurship, Gujarat

Smart Grid India Energy Efficiency Optimization Summit, New Delhi

The CIO Summit, Mumbai

4th International Conference on Advances in Communication, Network, and Computing CNC 2013, Chennai


National Conference ON Technology Advances in Electrical Renewable Energy Engineering EREECON 2, Rajasthan

Innopack Food, Gurgaon

World facts updates

Where is Forbidden City in the world?

What is the name given to the Bullet trains in Japan?

What is the National Slogan of South Korea?
Land of the Morning Calm

Which country's national sport is Archery?

Which is the poisonous bird in the world?
Hooded Pitohui

Which country was also called as "The Pearl of Africa"?

Which country is called as "Sugar Bowl of the World"?

What is the tibetan name for Mt.Everest?

Possible essay topics february 2013

Aero India 2013

Karnataka's Aerospace Policy

Golf Premier League 2013

India's role in electronics and ICT development at Nigeria

150th Birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

ISRO's historic satellite (7) launch

Are we too late? Fight against drought after deforestation in India

Oscar 2013- a grandeur

Capacity, Cost and Freight tariff - a growing concern for Railways in India

Railway Budget 2013-14

Economic Survey 2013-14

Budget 2013-14

All-women bank and its impact on global economy

List of current affairs march 2013

Which team won the Vijay Hazare trophy 2013?

For what purpose a website to help Non-Resident Indians would be launched by March end?
Filing RTI applications through e-postal order

Who won her 1st WTA singles title at the BMW Malaysian Open 2013?
Karolina Pliskova

Who won the HSBC Women's Champions 2013 held in Singapore?
Stacy Lewis

Who won his 1st PGA title, 'Honda Classic 2013' held in Palm Beach Gardens?
Michael Thompson

Who won 2nd Mexican Open title of his career held in 2013?
Rafael Nadal

Who was named 'Sportsperson of the year' by Tata Steel for her achievements on the occasion of 174th birth anniversary of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata?
Deepika Kumari

Name the American at the indoor athletics championships who cleared 5.02 metres to set a new women's pole vault world record.
Jenn Suhr

Which publishing house has launched a 27 volumes based book on a survey of rural India?
Gyan Books

Which Indian state government approved Excise policy 2013-14?
Himachal Pradesh

Which schoo…

March 2013 current affairs for upcoming bank exams

Name the 19th century book on India which has set a world record after it sold for Rs.2.7 crores at an auction in London.
Oriental Scenery

Which Indian state distributed 7 lakh bednets to fight malaria?

Who won the Dubai Open title for 4th time?
Novak Djokovic

Ratnakar bank launched its 1st bank branch in which Indian state?
Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad

Which country plans royalty to publishers for posting extracts of news articles?

Expand SKA. (Hint: Array)
Square Kilometre Array

Expand GMRT. (Hint: Telescope)
Gaint meterwave Radio Telescope

Name the sports personality who has decided to go on hunger strike to protest against recommendation to drop wrestling from the Olympics.
Armen Nazaryan

How was T.C.Dutt known in India who died due to illness?
Former chief secretary, West Bengal

How was Bonnie Franklin known to the world?
Actress who died due to pancreatic cancer

6th Annual Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum Conference awards

Engineering Project of the year
Hyderabad Metro Rail

Job creation Project of the year
Detroit River International Crossing/Champlain Bridge of Canada

Green Infrastructure Project of the year
Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers of South Africa

Finance Project of the year
Rio De Janeiro Airport of Brazil

Strategic project of the year
Eithad Rail of UAE

2nd Test India vs Australia, Border Gavaskar Trophy 2012-13

Border Gavaskar Trophy 2012-13

2nd Test India vs Australia, Hyderabad

Stumps - Day 1

1st Innings

Australia : 237/9d in 85 Overs at 2.78 rpo

India : Jadeja 3/33 in 16 overs with 4 maiden at 2.06 Econ

India : 5/0 in 3 Overs at 1.66 rpo

Australia : Pattison 0/1 in 2 overs with 1 maiden at 0.50 Econ

1st March 2013 current affairs quiz

Why is mobile manufacturer Vertu famous for?
Manufacturers of luxury phones

Which bank launched 3 schemes corp club, crop privilege and corp global?
Corporation bank

Which South African partner company is Cipla planning to acquire by paying $512 million?

Who won the inaugural Physics Journalism Prize sponsored by the Institute of Physics and Science and Technology Facilities Council?
Anil Ananthaswamy

Expand IIBs. (Hint: Inflation)
Inflation Indexed Bonds

Who could reach 1000-game milestone in United's Premier League game against Norwich City?
Ryan Giggs

Which company is set to shut down these products - App for Blackberry, Avatars, App Search, Sports IQ, Clues, Message Boards website and Updates API?

Expand CMS. (Hint: Cab)
Cab Management System

Who is set to become the Chief Minister of Meghalaya for 2nd straight term?
Mukul Sangma

What is the monetary limit to be imposed by issuing bank on all global cards which has not been used as per RBI?

5th round of World Cricket League 2013

Dates: 6th March to 18th April 2013

Teams: 8

Schedule for World Cricket League 2013

6th March 2013 Afghanistan vs Scotland (11:30 IST), Sharjah Cricket Stadium

8th March 2013 Afghanistan vs Scotland (11:30 IST), Sharjah Cricket Stadium

11th March 2013 Kenya vs Canada (11:30 IST), ICC Global Cricket Academy, Dubai

13th March 2013 Kenya vs Canada (11:30 IST), ICC Global Cricket Academy, Dubai

18th March 2013 UAE vs Ireland (11:30 IST), Sharjah Cricket Stadium

20th March 2013 UAE vs Ireland (11:30 IST), Sharjah Cricket Stadium

16th April 2013 Nambia vs Netherlands Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek

18th April 2013 Nambia vs Netherlands Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek

Note:Winners (2 teams) of 5th round of the World Cricket League will qualify directly to the ICC World Cup 2015 to be held in Australia and New Zealand

Entertainment quiz - 1st mock test march 2013

What is Prabhu Deva's name in the movie ABCD: Anybody Can Dance?

How do we 3G in the world of entertainment?

Anupam Kher has enacted in Which english movie recently?
The Silver Lining Playbook

Who plays the role of Lincoln movie released in 2013?
Daniel Day-Lewis

What does the alphabet 'D' means in the recently released telugu movie?

Who is the music director of tamil movie 'Kadal'?

28th February 2013 free current affairs

Who won the $1 million TED Prize at the annual mindfest held at Long Beach, California?
Dr.Sugata Mitra

What is the additional equity infusion would Air India get for 2013-14?
Rs.5,000 crore

Which operating system will HP sell to LG Electronics?

Name the transparent 3D desktop unveiled at the Technology, Education and Design conference in Los Angeles.
SpaceTop 3D desktop

Expand NIC. (Hint: Innovation)
National Innovation Council

Who won 1st Hero golf title at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club?
Sharmila Nicollet

Which cab service in Bangalore launched 'Track your Cab' feature to help customers to track the cap through a map on its website?

Name the sporting personality who represented Karnataka in volleyball and basketball and turned as volleyball referee since 1969 and died recently.
Parthasarathi Margalingam

What have scientists named the submerged continent lying under Mauritius?

Which sporting body derecognised Air India as its associate member due to non-payment of its …

8 Indians in Forbes Asia 50 businesswomen

Chanda Kochhar Managing Director and CEO ICICI Bank

Chitra Ramkrishna Joint Managing Director, National Stock Exchange

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Founder, Chairman and Managing Director Biocon India

Preetha Reddy Group Managing Director Apollo Hospitals

Priya Paul Chairperson of Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels

Renuka Ramnath Founder, Managing Director and CEO, Multiples Alternate Asset Management India

Shikha Sharma CEO and Managing Director Axis Bank, India

Shobhana Bhartia Chairman and Editorial Director HT Media