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GK & Current Affairs 2013: March 2, 3
2013-03-07 15:03:51 GKToday
1. Who among the following has been appointed as new United States Defence Secretary? [A]John McCain [B]John Kerry [C]Chuck Hagel [D]Robert Gates Chuck Hagel Former Republican senator Chuck Hagel was sworn-in as the new US Defence Secretary, in the midst of a controversy over his remarks that India "financed problems" for Pakistan in Afghanistan.
Show Answer 2. Which among the following department is responsible for the preparation and presentation of Union Budget to the Parliament? [A]Department of Economic Affairs [B]Department of Revenue [C]Department of Expenditure [D]Department of Financial Services Department of Economic Affairs Department of Economic Affairs of the Finance Ministry is responsible for the preparation and presentation of Union Budget to the Parliament.
Show Answer 3. Recently, who among the following Indian-origin writer has won the inaugural British Physics Journalism Prize? [A]Anita Sengupta [B]Ashwin Vasavda [C]Jitendra Mehta [D]Anil Ananthaswamy Anil Ananthaswamy A London-based Indian-origin writer has won the inaugural Physics Journalism Prize aimed at inspiring the next generation of physicists by encouraging journalists to spread awareness about the complex subject.Anil Ananthaswamy, a consultant at New Scientist Magazine and author of 'The Edge of Physics', has won the prize sponsored by the Institute of Physics (IOP) and the Science and Technology
It can remain in storage for long periods and reliably launched at a short notice. but is yet to make breakthrough in developing solid-fuel rockets. according to an IOP release. The city has an efficient metro and cable car system. The Urban Land Institute compiled a list of 200 cities based on eight criteria ranging from culture and liveability to education and infrastructure. made him the winner. China’s first solid-fuel rocket Long March-11 is expected to make its first launch before 2016. The rocket will be easy to operate and costefficient to launch. has been named the world's most innovative city in a competition organised by the non-profit Urban Land Institute.
Show Answer 4. The institute said Medellin had excelled in increasing the mobility of citizens living in poor communities. Medellin. an international project to design and build the largest radio telescope ever conceived. which so far has been used in over 170 successful launches in the last two decades. marking a strategic shift from liquid fuel rockets. that "brings to life" on the Square Kilometre Array. Which among the following countries is set to launch first solid fuel rocket by 2016? [A]United States [B]China [C]Japan [D]Russia China China plans to launch its first solid fuel rocket by 2016.
Show Answer 5. beat Tel Aviv and New York. once known for being the stronghold of the Medellin drugs cartel.Facilities Council (STFC). The Physics Journalism Prize offers an expenses paid trip to Japan to visit world-leading facilities carrying out research at the frontiers of physics. which allows people to access the city centre easily. which analysts say can be applied in missiles as well. China has launched more than 170 liquid-fuel rockets successfully. His article 'Hip Hip Array'. which is named as the World's most innovative city is located in ___________? [A]Canada [B]Colombia [C]Brazil [D]Mexico Colombia Medellin.
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a sprawling group of islands claimed in whole or part by Taiwan. as SRSP is at a height of 17. the Supreme Court said the Maharashtra government could go ahead with the Babli project. The Spratly Islands. the apex court directed the Maharashtra government not to use more than 2. Malaysia. The exercise was conducted from Feb 18 to March 3 at Agra. One member each from AP and Maharashtra and a member from the Central government’s side will constitute the committee.47 tmc of water from Godavari and release 0. The drill will take place on Taiping Island in the Spratlys. While delivering the judgment.6 tmc for the needs of Andhra Pradesh. the Philippines. the apex court constituted a three-member committee to oversee sharing of Godavari water between Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. where around 18 lakh acres are supposed to receive water from Sri Ram Sagar Project (SRSP). Babli project. The SRSP could release water only if Maharashtra releases from the Babli project.5 feet above Babli.6. While delivering its final judgment. The Sampriti-III is the Joint Special Forces Exercise of India and __________? [A]Nepal [B]Bhutan [C]Sri Lanka [D]Bangladesh Bangladesh Sampriti-III is the Joint Special Forces Exercise of India and Bangladesh. which got reduced to 87 tmc due to silt. Annalists consider it as a big blow to the interests of Telangana. which is recently making in news is present in ___________? [A]Andhra Pradesh [B]Madhya Pradesh [C]Karnataka [D]Maharashtra Maharashtra In what is being considered as a major blow to the Telangana farmer. The storage capacity of SRSP was 112 tmc. which are under dispute are located in ____________? [A]East China Sea [B]South China Sea [C]Sea of Japan [D]North Pacific ocean South China Sea Recently. a move that could raise regional tensions. Babli was constructed in backwaters of SRSP and it could take water from the project too. and
Show Answer 8. China.
Show Answer 7. Taiwan announced to stage a live-fire exercise in the month of April in disputed South China Sea islands. Vietnam.
while Kerala has the lowest rate (4.
Show Answer 9. Which among the following States has the highest decadal (2001-11) growth rate of population? [A]Gujarat [B]Haryana [C]Kerala [D]Bihar Bihar Bihar has the highest decadal (2001-11) growth rate of population (25. is a potential military flashpoint and there has been a string of diplomatic rows between countries with overlapping territorial claims in recent years. unassisted.then came forward to do one better by undertaking a "solo. Taiping is the biggest island in the Spratlys and has long been governed by Taiwan. reefs and atolls.07 per cent). All claimants except Brunei have troops based on the archipelago of more than 100 islets.
. After Commander Dilip Donde became the first Indian ever to undertake solo circumnavigation of the world in Mhadei in 2009-2010.000 people have climbed Mt Everest. longer-range artillery and mortars to Taiping Island last year.a maritime reconnaissance Dornier pilot by specialization .86 per cent). Who among the following has created history by becoming the first Indian on a solo non-stop trip across the world in a sail boat? [A]Vamsi Krishna [B]Anurag Kumar [C]Abhilash Tomy [D]Ankit Yadav Abhilash Tomy Lt-Commander Abhilash Tomy. He is the first Indian to do that. is now back in the Indian Ocean after sailing around the Cape of Good Hope. The potentially resource-rich sea. only around 80 have successfully done the solo non-stop circumnavigation of the globe. non-stop" endeavour in the 'Sagar Parikrama-II' mission. which maintains a small coastguard garrison there. While around 5.
Show Answer 10. which cover a vast area but have a total land mass of less than five square kilometres.Brunei.such as harassing fishermen -and also through bullying diplomatic tactics. home to important trade routes. The Philippines and Vietnam have complained that China is becoming increasingly aggressive in its actions in the area -. Vietnam voiced anger after Taiwan moved the new. the naval officer who embarked on a solo "non-stop" circumnavigation of the globe on a sail boat last November. Tomy .