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21st January 2013 worldwide gk updates

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

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

What is Buddhist train known as?
Mahapari Nirvan Express

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beach football India February 2013

Organiser of Beach football 2013

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

Associations involved

Goa Football Association and
Goa Football Development Council

Event Management
Trans-Stadia

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

Dates
7th to 10th February 2013

Players
10 players with 5 on field and 5 substitutes

Prize money
Rs.2 lakh

Spectators
T-Box modular stadia technology