• The new communication satellite launched by NASA on 31 January 2013 to stay in touch with its space station astronautsTDRS

(Tracking and Data Relay Satellite) • The person who emerged as winner to the first direct Presidential elections held in Czech Republic on 25 January 2013-Milos Zeman • The renowned painter of Bengal School died on 1 February 2013 following a brief illness at Kolkata hospital - Shanu Lahiri • The prominent Pakistani journalist died on 2 February 2013 in New York following 4-year long fight with cancer- Ayesha Haroon • World cancer day was observed on - 4 February 2013 • Solicitor-General of India, who resigned from his office on 4 February 2013- Rohinton F Nariman • The Australian cricket captain who won the fourth Allan Border Medal in Melbourne on 4 February 2013 - Michael Clarke • President of Republic of Mauritius who visited India from 3 Jan 2013 to 10 Jan 2013 and was honoured with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award-Rajkeswur Purryag • The King of Bhutan who visited India from 23 to 30 January 2013 and was the Chief Guest for the Republic Day Celebration Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck • The fourth largest private sector Bank of India which was awarded the Financial Institutions Syndicated Deal of the Year 2012 in its Asia Pacific Region- YES Bank • The Parliament Attack Convict, who was hanged on 9 Feb 2013 at Tihar Jail after his mercy petition was cancelled by the President of India- Afzal Guru • The Advocate-General of West Bengal who resigned from his office on 8 Feb 2013- Anindya Kumar Mitra • The 72 years old table tennis legend who died in Beijing on 10 February 2013 following lengthy fight with cancer - Zhuang Zedong • The sitar legend was honoured with the posthumous Lifetime Achievement Grammy award ON 9 February 2013- Pandit Ravi Shankar • US Marine General who took over the command of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in AfghanistanJoseph Dunford • Conference for South Asian Autism Network (SAAN) for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) was concluded on -11 Feb 2013 • Code name given to secret plan for executing Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist Afzal Guru in Tihar Jail on 9 February 2013 -Operation Three Star • The short range surface-to-surface missile launched by Pakistan on 11 February 2013 -Hatf IX (NASR) • The Person appointed as the chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi on 12 February 2013- Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty • Prime Minister of the Himalayan Kingdom Bhutan was on an official visit to India from 7 Feb. to 9 Feb. 2013- Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley • World Radio Day was observed on which day to raise awareness about the importance of radio - 12 February 2013 • The former Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, who sworn in as the Lok ayukta on 14 February 2013- Y Bhaskar Rao • The theme of 27nd edition of Surajkund mela that was ended on 15 February 2013 was –Karnataka • The person who was appointed as the next Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations on 13 February 2013- Asoke Kumar Mukerji • The Country which banned the Japanese cartoon Doraemon in the third week of February 2013 because of the fears of Hindi invasion-Bangladesh • The Ecuador's President who was re-elected for a third term with more than 50 percent of the vote- Rafael Correa • The Person who was conferred with Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development Award 2011 by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee on 18 Feb 2013 -Ela Ramesh Bhatt

• The former Union Minister and three times MP for Rajya Sabha, who died at the age of 68 on 19 February 2013- Radhakishan Malviya • The former LIC chief who took over as the Chairman of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) on 21 February 2013- T. S. Vijayan • The former head of Tata Group who was awarded the life time achievement award 2012 by Ernst & Young on 21 February 2013Ratan Tata • The Car Rally that was flagged off from the Helipad Ground in Salt Lake Stadium, West Bengal on 22 February 2013 - Silk Route Car Rally • The playbook which won four awards at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica on 24 February 2013- Silver Linings Playbook • The Person who had sworn -in as the first woman President of South Korea on 25 February 2013- Park Geun-hye

Q-Which mobile network in India launched ‘One Nation, One Rate’ offering same rate for voice, sms and data in home circles and on roaming its network? Ans-Aircel Q-Which unique online contest organised by Karnataka Regional Youth Commission drew good response recently? Ans-Crib Contest 2012 Q-Where in India 34th annual national conference of Indian Academy Forensic Medicine will be held from 1st to 3rd February 2013? Ans-Mangalore (The Department of Forensic Medicine, Kasturba Medical College) Q-Which university in India launched its diamond jubilee logo on 26th January 2013, Republic Day? Ans-Manipal University Q-Which country announced a deal with international lenders to cancel its debt of about $6 billion? Ans-Myanmar Q-Which automobile maker sold 9.75 million vehicles group-wide and regained the crown as the world’s top selling automaker of 2012? Ans-Toyota Motor Corp Q-SEBI allowed which stock exchange to voluntarily opt out of the exchange space in India? Ans-Hyderabad Stock Exchange Q-Who is appointed as Senior Vice President Business Development of Shapoorji Pallonji International? Ans-Steven Miller Q- Which identity card that has been decided and consequently advised by the Ministry of External Affairs in January 2013 to all Passport Issuing Authorities for proof of address/identity for the purpose of passport application? Ans- Aadhaar Card. Q. What is the new name of 'No Frill Account'? Ans :- Basic Banking Account

Q. Who is the new Defense Secretary of US? Answer :- Chak Hegal Q. The National Test House(NTH) which recently celebrated it's 100 years of celebration is located in which place? Answer :- Kolkata Q. Which Indian is all set to join the prestigious international Satellite Hall of France? Answer :- U.R.Rao Q. Recently, which bank has announced to open it's second branch in China? Answer :- State Bank of India Q. Who is the new Defense Secretary of US? Answer :- Chak Hegal Q. Who has been appointed as the new CEO of Bharti Infratel? Answer :- Sunil Khurana Q. Name the political party formed by P.A.Sagma, former Lok Sabha Speaker? Answer :- National Peoples Party(NPP) Q. Who is the new Director of Intelligence Bureau(IB)? Answer :- Syed Asif Ibrahim Q. Which sports car has smashed the world record for acceleration after hitting nearly 300 kmph in just over 13 seconds? Answer :- Hennessey Venom GT Q.Who is the current Chairman of University Grands Commission? Answer :- Ved Praksh Q. Who has been appointed as the new Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC)? Answer :- S.Ramakrishnan Q. Who took charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development in New Delhi? Ans: Dr. Shashi Tharoor. Q. Former MP and ex-Union Minister for Rural Development _______ died in Andhra Pradesh. Ans: K. Yerran Naidu. Q. Who addressed colorful cultural; extravaganza called ‘SONABYSS-2012’? Ans: Paban Singh Ghatowar. Q. Who has received the 27th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration? Ans: Gulzar. Q. Who is the current Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra? Ans: Ajit Pawar. Q. Kaziranga University tied up with which university recently? Ans: Cardiff Metropolitan University of United Kingdom. Q. Who is the current military chief of China? Ans: Xi Jinping. Q. Which Indian-American named US Professor of the year recently? Ans: Autar Kaw.

Q. Who has been appointed as the new CEO of Cipla? Ans: Subhanu Saxena. Q. Who has been re-elected as the Chairman of United Nations Panel of External Auditors? Ans: Vinod Rai. Q. What is the name of 2014 Fifa World Cup Mascot? Ans: Fuleco. Q. Which country won the T20 World Cup for the Blind? Ans: India. Q. In which year Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) was launched? Ans: 2008. Q. ‘Dinar’ is the currency of which country? Ans: Iraq. Q. Who has assumed charge as Executive Director on the Board of the International Monetary Fund? Ans: Dr. Rakesh Mohan. Q. Who has been honored with the Hoover Medal at the Global Humanitarian Technology Conference in Seattle in Washington? Ans: V. Narayan Murthy. Q. Who was Keith Campbell, who died at the age of 58? Ans: Scientist. Q. Former _______ all-rounder Kevin Curran has died. Ans: Zimbabwe. Q. The former King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk has died in ______. Ans: China. Q. Who was Margaret Osborne DuPont, who has died at the age of 94? Ans: Tennis Player. Q. Who was T. Samuel, who has died at the age of 86? Ans: Cartoonist. Q. Who is the President of Mauritania? Ans: Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. Q. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of ICC’s Cricket Committee? Ans: Anil Kumble. Q. The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on ______. Ans: 15th October, 2008.

Q. Recently which day was celebrated as the first International Day of the Girl Child by the United Nations? Ans: 11th October. Q. In which country the 12th summit of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) was held? Ans: Azerbaijan. Q. Which organization has been awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize? Ans: European Union. Q. Austere Challenge 2012 is the joint military exercise of USA and ______. Ans: Israel. Q. Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup 2012 was held in which country? Ans: China. Q. Rupesh Saha is a famous _______ player. Ans: Billiards. Q. Who is the founder & Chairman of Virgin Group? Ans: Richard Branson. Q. Which day is celebrated as the Navy Day in India? Ans: 4th December. Q. In which country the 5th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was held? Ans: Indonesia. Q. Who assumed charge as the Union Minister of Culture? Ans: Chandresh Kumari Katoch. Q. Who has won the F1 title of 2012? Ans: Sebastian Vettel. Q. Who has taken charge as the Chairperson & Managing Director of Bank of India? Ans: Vijayalakshmi Iyer. Q. Who has been conferred the membership of ‘Order of Australia’? Ans: Sachin Tendulkar. Q. Who is the Prime Minister of Canada? Ans: Stephen Harper. Q. Who has been re-elected as the President of United States? Ans: Barack Obama. Q. Which film has won the Best Film Award in the 14th Mumbai Film Festival? Ans: Miss Lovely. Q. A total of ______ trains have been identified for providing OBHS services. Ans: 535. Q. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA)? Ans: Deep Joshi. Q. In which state the 28th National Junior Athletic Championships were held? Ans: Uttar Pradesh. Q. Mahesh Bhupathi and ________ clinched the Paris Master. Ans: Rohan Bopanna. Q. Which country has won the Asian Kabaddi Championship? Ans: Pakistan. Q. Peter Gade has announced his retirement from International ________. Ans: Badminton. Q. Who has won the Golden Boot Award as Europe’s top Scorer? Ans: Lionel Messi.

Q. Which day is observed as World AIDS Day every year? Ans: 1st December. Q. Who is the Foreign Secretary of Britain? Ans: William Hague. Q. Who dedicated to the nation a new Integrated Terminal Building of Swami Vivekananda Airport at Raipur? Ans: Pranab Mukherjee. Q. Union Cabinet approved levy of about Rs. _______ crore one-time spectrum fees on all existing telecom companies. Ans: 31,000. Q. Who took over as the new Minister of Minority Affairs? Ans: K. Rahman Khan. Q. The Andhra Pradesh High Court termed the life-ban imposed on Indian cricketer ___________, illegal. Ans: Muhammad Azharuddin. Q. Who took charge as the new Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs Minister? Ans: Kamal Nath. Q. Who was conferred the Great Cross of Civil Merit by Government of Spain? Ans: Dr. Farooq Abdullah. Q. Who assumed office as the new Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas? Ans: Dr. M. Veerappa Moily. Q. Who has been appointed as the Director General, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)? Ans: Pranay Sahay. Q. Who assumed charge as the Union Minister of Railways on October 29, 2012? Ans: Pawan Kumar Bansal. Q. Who has been appointed as Director General (Investigation), National Human Rights Commission? Ans: Kanwaljit Deol. Q. Who assumed charge as the Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Science? Ans: Jaipal Reddy. Q. India and ______ will explore the possibilities of joint venture investment in the field of hotel industry and infrastructural development. Ans: Brunei. Q. Who assumed charge as the Minister of States for Tribal Affairs? Ans: Rance Narah. Q. India and which country discussed Bilateral Cooperation in Transport Sector? Ans: Switzerland. Q. Who assumed charge as the Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries? Ans: Tariq Anwar. Q. Who assumed charge as the Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports? Ans: Jitendra Singh. Q. Who assumed charge as the Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment? Ans: Kumari Selja. Q. India and which country signed and Audi Visual Coproduction Agreement? Ans: Spain. Q. Who is Rakesh Misra? Ans: Director General, Central Public Works Department, Ministry opf Urban Development. Q. Who is the chairman of SAIL? Ans: C.S Verma. Q. Who has taken over as the new Corporate Affairs Minister in Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi?

Ans: Sachin Pilot. Q. Department of Posts has been involved in rural development for the last _____ years. Ans: 150. Q. Who took charge as the Minister of Information & Broadcasting? Ans: Manish Tewari. Q. With which country India has agreed to Explore Cooperation in Tourism Sector recently? Ans: Bulgaria. Q. ‘Arrangement for Cooperation on Civil Aviation’ has been signed recently between India & which country? Ans: New Zealand. Q. How many pacts have been signed between India & New Zealand to cooperate in the field of education? Ans: Five. Q. Two companies RENFE-Operadora and ADIF have signed an agreement with Indian Railway for technical cooperation. Which country these companies belong to? Ans: Spain. Q. The Centre has decided to provide ________ subsidy per Kg on the import of pulses to the states. Ans: 20 rupees. Q. Who was the first black President of Supreme Court of Brazil? Ans: Joaquim Barbosa. Q. Whose bronze statue was unveiled in Florida town by former President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam? Ans: Mahatma Gandhi. Q. Which country successfully launched two experimental satellites to test its domestically developed components? Ans: China. Q. The global urban population is estimated to be 6.3 billion by which year? Ans: 2050. Q. Recently which country test-fired two nuclear-capable ballistic missiles? Ans: Russia. Q. Who has received a Special Recognition Award from the Sikh community in London for his outstanding contribution in setting up a USD 4 billion JV refinery in Punjab? Ans: Laksmi Mittal. Q. Who has been elected President of the National Federation of Indian American Associations? Ans: Sohan Joshi. Q. Who has topped the list of ’40 under 40’, prepared by Fortune? Ans: Lary Page. Q. Wu Yajun has topped this year Hurun rich list for women. Who is she? Ans: Property Developer, China. Q. Who has retained his position as the world’s richest Indian for the fifth year in a row? Ans: Mukesh Ambani. Q. State-owned BPCL and Videocon Industries made an oil discovery in their deep sea black off in which country? Ans: Brazil. Q. Who has been appointed as the new COO of Yahoo? Ans: Henrique de Castro. Q. SBI has opened two new branches in South Africa to tap business opportunities. Name the cities they are located in. Ans: Pretoria, Chatsworth. Q. Which stock exchanges of India recently joined Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative? Ans: Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). Q. Which company recently opened its largest store in Beijing, China? Ans: Apple.

Q. Which network won the Hyderabad IPL Franchise for 85.05 Crores per year? Ans: Sun TV Network. Q. How many Indian companies have figured among Newsweek’s annual rankings of the World’s greenest companies? Ans: Thirteen. Q. Which city of India has figured among the 10 most attractive cities for international travel shoppers in the Asia-Pacific region? Ans: Delhi. Q. India has signed a Protocol amending the Convention on avoidance of double taxation with which country? Ans: United Kingdom. Q. Who is the current MD and CE of BSE? Ans: Ashish Kumar Chauhan. Q. SAIL has appointed around _______ rural dealers in the first six months of 2012-13. Ans: 450. Q. India is the ______ largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world. Ans: Second. Q. Which construction major has bagged an order worth Rs 1,252 crore from the Delhi Metro? Ans: L & T.