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September 2013 Current Affairs Bit Bank INTERNATIONAL 1) Which party came to power in Norway after defeating Prime

Minister Jens Stoltenbergs Labour Party in the recently held national elections? Ans:- Conservative Party 2) The Sri Lankan Govt. on 14 September, 2013 resumed railway services between the capital Colombo and Kilinochchi, a town devastated by the civil war.This link was broken how many years ago? Ans:- Six years ago 3) An industrial park which was jointly operated by North and South Korea was reopened on 16 September, 2013. This industrial park was closed when tension between the two Koreas reached its pinnacle earlier this year. Which industrial park is this? Ans:- Kaesong Industrial Park 4) Which country companies signed 13 agreements on 16 September 2013 with the U.S. agricultural exporters for buying 4.83 million tonnes of U.S. soybeans ? Ans:- China 5) Which party scored a landslide victory in the historic provincial council polls held after a gap of 25 years in Sri Lankas Northern Province? Ans:- Tamil National Alliance TNA 6) Which country President Adly Mansour on 1 September 2013 approved a 50 member panel to amend the suspended 2012 Constitution ? Ans:- Egypt INDIA & WORLD 1) Which country has agreed to look forward for the development of Japanese Electronics Manufacturing Township in New Delhi ? Ans:- Japan 2) Which country on 10 September lifted the ban on import of non-Basmati Rice from India ? Ans:- Russia 3) According to UN Food and Agriculture Organization report,How much food was wasted every year? Ans:- one third 4) How much amount of credit line was extended to Liberia by India? Ans:- US $ 144mn 5) According to the World Ultra Wealth Report 2013 by Wealth-X, among the five BRICS countries, which country recorded the largest increase in its Ultra-High

Networth Individual (HNIW) club during the last one year?

Ans:- India

6) Bilateral security matters between India and which country were reviewed at the Ministers level meeting held in New Delhi on 12 September 2013 ? Ans:- Mozambique 7) According to the recently released 2013 World Population Data Sheet released by the USs Population Reference Bureau, which Indian city has been ranked as the second most populous city in the world after Tokyo? Ans:- Delhi 8) India during the second weekend of September, 2013 received 20 containers of Afghan dry fruit which were sent directly to India by Afghanistan without taking the old traditional route of sending them through Pakistan. These dry fruit were sent through which port of Iran? Ans:- Chabahar Port NATIONAL 1) Prime Minister of India Dr. Mamohan Singh on 2 September 2013 launched the Gandhi Heritage Portal in New Delhi. Gandhi Heritage Portal is an initiative of which union ministry? Ans:- Union Ministry of Culture 2) Where was the 11th Asian Pacific Postal Union (APPU) Congress held recently? Ans. New Delhi 3) Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the proposal for restructuring of the centrally sponsored Scheme SJSRY. Expand it? Ans:- Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana 4) When the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill Passed In Rajya Sabha? Ans:- 2013 September 5 5) When the key Pension Bill passed in the Parliament? Ans:- 2013 September 6 6) When the Street Vendors Bill passed in the Parliament? Ans:- 2013 September 6 7) When the Lok Sabha Passed Bill To Set Up First National Aviation University at Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh? Ans:- 2013 September 6 8) When the Food Security Bill got approval from President Pranab Mukherjee ? Ans:- 12 September 2013 STATES 1) Minister of State V Narayanasamy of Puducherry on 1 September 2013

inaugurated the Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign at ? Ans:Puducherry

Karaikkal,

2) Sis Ram Ola, Union Minister of Labour and Employment, Government of India, inaugurated the state-of-the-art ESIC Model Hospital at ? Ans:- Jaipur 3) The Union Government of India approved a special package 1000 crore Rupees to strengthen sports infrastructure in - on 16 September 2013 ? Ans:- Jammu and Kashmir 4) The trial run of Jaipur Metro train was flagged off by Rajasthans Chief Minister - on 18 September 2013 ? Ans:- Ashok Gehlot 5) Which State Government on 18 September 2013 approved the proposal of Disaster Management department for declaring the 33 districts as drought-hit ? Ans:- Bihar 6) Indian Govt. on 20 September, 2013 gave its approval to set up a 4,000 MW solar power project in the country, which would become the largest solar power project in the world when commissioned fully. Where this project would be established? Ans:- Near Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan CONFERENCES 1) The 13th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit is held in on 13 September 2013 ? Ans:- Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan 2) Which country will host the 2014 NATO summit ? Ans:- Britain AWARDS & HONOURS 1) Who is the Indian Freedom Fighter on 11 September 2013 got a Lifetime Achievement Award at UK.s House of Commons? Ans:-Vijay Jawaharlal Darda 2) Which movie on human trafficking, was named the best film at the Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF) on 15 September 2013 ? Ans:- Abhinav Shiv Tiwaris OASS 3) Who received the First Sree Narayan Guru Global Secular & Peace Award 2013 on 10 September 2013 ? Ans:- Dr. Shashi Tharoor

4) Who won the best director award for Paan Singh Tomar movie at the 11th Norway Bollywood Film Festival at Oslo on 17 September 2013 ? Ans:- Tigmanshu Dhulia 5) Which film was on 21 September, 2013 announced as Indias official entry at 2014 Oscar Awards in the Best Foreign Film category? Ans:- The Good Road SPORTS & GAMES 1) Name the team which won Mens Doubles Title 2013 at US Open 2013 on 8 September 2013? Ans:- Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek 2) Who won the mens singles title of US Open 2013? Ans:- Rafael Nadal 3) Which two Indian wrestlers won medals at the World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary? Ans:- Amit Kumar and Bajrang Kumar 4) Which team won the Durand Cup Football tournament 2013 after defeated ONGC in the finals played on 19 September, 2013? Ans:- Mohammedan Sporting 5) Who won the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix held on 22 September, 2013 at Singapores Marina Bay street circuit? Ans:- Sebastian Vettel 6) Which team defeated India in the final of the SAFF Football Championship on 11 September, 2013 to win their maiden SAFF title? Ans:- Afghanistan 7) Which city on 7 September 2013 won the right to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games? Ans:- Tokyo ECONOMY 1) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 6 September, 2013 increased the amount of Indian currency that individuals travelling abroad can carry with them to Rs. 10,000 per person. What was this amount till now? Ans:- Rs. 7,500 2) Which private sector bank recently launched Branch on Wheels, an initiative to offer basic banking services in remote areas which have so far been devoid of banking facilities? Ans:- ICICI Bank 3) Telecom regulator (TRAI Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) on 9

September, 2013 recommended lowering of the floor price for mobile spectrum auction.What pan-India reserve price of spectrum was recommended by TRAI? Ans:- Rs.1,496 crore per MHz 4) A country, which was ranked as the sixth-largest investor in 2011, was recently ranked as the third-largest investor in the world based on figures of 2012.Which country is this? Ans:- China 5) Which company came to news for raising a bond issue of $49 billion on 11 September, 2013, which is the largest corporate bond deal in the world till date? Ans:- Verizon 6) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authoritys (IRDAs) insurance repository system was launched by Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on 16 September, 2013.This repository system, which is claimed by IRDA as the first-of-its-kind in the world is situated in ? Ans:- Hyderabad 7) Which bank on 19 September, 2013 became the first major state-run bank to hike lending rates after short-term rates rose as a result of the Reserve Bank of Indias liquidity tightening moves announced during July, 2013? Ans:State Bank of India 8) What is the name of a proposed company to be established by the union govt. on the lines of a sovereign wealth fund to lend financial muscle for securing access to overseas natural resources? Ans:- India Overseas Investment Corporation INOIC SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 1) What is the name a new robotic explorer that was launched by NASA on 6 September, 2013 through the Minotaur-5 rocket from the Virginia coast? Ans:- Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer or LADEE 2) What is the name of a giant volcano that has been discovered in the Pacific Ocean recently and which is almost equal to the size of the UK? Ans:- Tamu Massif 3) A research team has recently found that the third largest object near Earth, which was believed to be an asteroid for about last 30 years, is actually a comet. What is the name of this object? Ans:- 3552 Don Quizote 4) Which spacecraft has became the first human-made object to venture into interstellar space as disclosed by NASA on 13 September, 2013? Ans:- Voyager 1

5) Which country scientists discovered the indicators of gold deposits at hotspots in the Pacific Ocean ? Ans:- German 6) What is the name of Indias most formidable and advanced nuclear capable strategic missile that was tested for its full range of 5,000 km on 15 September, 2013? Ans:- Agni-V PERSONS IN NEWS:-------APPOINTMENTS A) 1) India-born Mamnoon Hussain, who was sworn in as the President of Pakistan on 9 September, 2013, is the President of the country? Ans:- 12th B) 2) Who was elected as the 9th President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in place of Jacques Rogge on 10 September, 2013? Ans:- Thomas Bach of Germany 3) Who is the Indian-American appointed as the Assistant Secretary of State for Poliical Military Affairs of United States? Ans:-Puneet Talwar) 4) Who was recently nominated to the post of regional director for South-East Asia at the WHO? Ans:- Poonam Kherapal Singh 5) On 19 September, 2013 who became the first judge of the Uttarakhand High Court to be appointed as the Chief Justice of a High Court of the country after he took over as the new Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court? Ans:- Prafulla Chandra Pant 6) Who was appointed as the new Managing Director and CEO of the beleaguered National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL) recently? Ans:- Saji Cherian B)RESIGNS Who is the Minister of State for Food and Civil Supplies on 19 September 2013 resigned from the Rajasthan cabinet after being accused of raping a woman ? Ans:-Babulal Nagar DAYS & DATES International Day of Peace is observed on ? ( 21 September ) C) DEATHS 1) Who is the former UP governor died on 7 September 2013 in Gurgeon? Ans:- Romesh Bhadari

2) Who is the pioneer of Noise Reduction in Audio Recordings died on 12 September 2013? Ans:- Ray Dolby D) VISITORS 1) Who is the Prime Minister of Bhutan visited India from 30 August 2013 September 2013 ? Ans:- Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay E) MISCELLANEOUS 1) What is the name of the woman from West Bengal who was declared worlds tallest woman by the Guinness Book of World Records? Ans:- Siddiqa Parveen 2) What sentence was pronounced upon Chinas former Politburo member Bo Xilai on 22 September, 2013 by a court at northeastern China? Ans:Life Sentence PLACES IN NEWS 1) Which city of Uttar Pradesh was hit by communal violence on 7 and 8 September, 2013 in which over 25 people died?Ans:- Muzaffarnagar 2) A tropical storm devastated Mexicos Pacific coast on 15 September, 2013 killing over 24 people and rendering thousands homeless. What was the name given to this storm? Ans:- Manuel ABBREVIATIONS IN NEWS 1) What is the full form of INMARSAT ? Satellite Organisation BOOKS IN NEWS 1) What is the name of the book released by the M.Hamid Ansari on 9 September 2013 ,which deals with the relation between India and Malaysia? Ans:- India and Malaysia:Interwind Strands COMMITTEES IN NEWS 1) Newly appointed RBI Governor on 4 September, 2013 announced constitution of a panel to strengthen monetary policy framework. This panel is to submit its report in three months. Who is heading this panel? Ans:- Urijit Patel, Deputy Governor of the RBI Ans:International Maritime 4

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INTERNATIONAL 1) Which country blocked the import of milk powder from New Zealand in the month of August 2013 after it discovered bacteria that can lead to botulism in some of its dairy products ? Ans:- China 2) On 20 August 2013 the US has imposed sanctions on a Pakistani being used for training bomb makers and suicide attackers for the LeT and Al-Qaeda, the first time such action has been taken against a seminary ? Ans:- Madrassa 3) Which country court has disqualified the countrys largest Islamic party from taking part in the next general election ? Ans:- Bangladesh 4) Who was declared open the new International Container Terminal of the Colombo harbour on 5 August 2013 ? Ans:Sri Lankas President, Mahinda Rajapakse 5) In the month of August which country released the worlds first zinc-enriched rice variety capable of fighting diarrhoea and pneumonia-induced childhood deaths and stunted growth ? Ans:- Bangladesh 6) Which country on 26 August 2013 rejected the proposal of Japan to hold talks on disputed Sekaku and Diaoyu islands ? Ans:- China 7) The Chinese and Pakistani air forces on 28 August 2013 decided to hold a jointdrill in Chinas Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region bordering Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) .What is the code name assigned to this joint drill? Ans:- Shaheen -II 8) UN Security Council failed to reach an agreement on a resolution that could authorise the use of military force against ? Ans:- Syria 9) It was recently reported in some sections of media that a 1,750 MW nuclear power plant is being established, which will be the largest nuclear power plant in the world till date. This plant is reportedly being established in which country? Ans:- China 10) The population of which BRICS nation crossed 200 million mark recently? Ans:- Brazil INDIA & WORLD 1) India and Pakistan exchanged fire at which area of Poonch Sector of Jammu and Kashmir on 6 August 2013 killing five Indian Soldiers? Ans:- Chakan Da Bagh

2) In the recently released Academic Ranking of 500 World Universities (ARWU) for 2013 only one Indian institute features in the list. Which institute is this? Ans:- Indian Institute of Science (IIS), Bangalore 3) 1) An avian flu emergency was declared in the capital of which neighbouring country of India on 17 August, 2013 after fresh cases emerged from different areas of the capital? Ans:- Nepal 4) Name the country which India surpassed to become worlds third largest Internet user? Ans:- Japan 5) Which country has suggested Myanmar to set-up a Joint Border Working Group to address the issues of demarcation of border between the two countries ? Ans:- India

NATIONAL 1) Which union territory of the country celebrated its 60th Liberation Day on 2 August 2013? Ans:- Dadra and Nagar Haveli 2) Union Cabinet on 9 August 2013 approved the proposal for establishment of which new Wing in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting? Ans:- Media Wing 3) Ministry of Communications and Information Technology inaugurated Data portal of India in New Delhi on 8 August 2013. Name the URL of the website? Ans:- www.data.gov.in 4) Which house of Parliament passed the historic companies Bill 2012 on 8 August 2013? Ans:- Rajya Sabha 5) Janata Party led by Subramanian Swamy has merged with which party on on 11 August 2013? Ans:- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 6) Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister K.V. Thomas on 7 August 2013 introduced National Food Security Bill 2013 in Lok Sabha. This will replace which ordinance? Ans:- National Food Security Ordinance, 2013 7) Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on 16 August 2013 unveiled the National

Skill Certification and Monetary Reward Scheme. What is the objective of the scheme? Ans:- To motivate the youth for acquiring vocational skills STATES 1) For the first time a pilot-project for use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) will be undertaken during an upcoming assembly by-election to be held in an Indian state. Which state is this? Ans:- Nagaland 2) In the month of August 2013 Which State Government has decided to revoke the suspension order of mining leases in the state ? Ans:- Goa 3) In the month of August 2013 ADB and Union government signed an agreement for 300 million US dollars in additional loan to upgrade highways in ? Ans:- Bihar 4) Which state on 20 August, 2013 became the first to launch the food security scheme for its citizens? Ans:- Delhi 5) Which state Governments Department of Town and Country Planning on 20 August 2012 notified an affordable housing policy, 2013 ? Ans:- Haryana 6) Which state became the only state of India to have increased its forest cover in the past two decades, as announced recently by the state govt.? Ans:- Sikkim 7) Which state government has recently decided to introduce 11 different coloured strips for the three-wheelers based on the zones ? Ans:- Delhi 8) State Government of Rajasthan on 21 August 2013 laid the foundation stone for worlds biggest solar park at which place? Ans:- Bhadla of Jodhpur District 9) Which state government on 22 August 2013 laid the foundation store of Bio 360, a Life Sciences Park ? Ans:- Kerala 10) During 2011-12, which state replaced Maharashtra to become the state with the largest number of HIV patients in India? Ans:-Andhra Pradesh CONFERENCES

1) The 2nd ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting-Plus was concluded in on 29 August 2013 ? Ans:- Brunei AWARDS & HONOURS 1) Who is the Malayalam poetess was awarded 22nd Saraswati Samman of K.K. Birla Foundation ? Ans:- Sugathakumari C)Shibani Bathija D)Urvashi Butalia 2) Which former US President was one among the 16 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom for the year 2013, which were announced on 8 August 2013? Ans:- Bill Clinton 3) Who was conferred the Gujar Mal Modi Award for Science and Technology for year 2013 on 9 August, 2013? Ans:- Vinod Prakash Sharma 4) Subrata Kumar was nominated for the Prime Ministers Shram Ratna Award for year 2012 as announced by the union govt. on 14 August, 2013 on the eve of the Independence Day. He is associated with which company? Ans:- Tata Steel Limited 5) Who is the Professor of economics, conservationist and mountaineer was selected on 12 August 2013 to receive the Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal ? Ans:- Harshwanti Bisht SPORTS & GAMES 1) Indian Police Wrestlers won five gold medals on 5 August 2013 (the fifth day) in the World Police and Fire Games. At which place the games were held? Ans:- Belfast, England 2) Name the Wimbledon 2013 Womens Singles winner who announced her retirement from Lawn Tennis on 14 August 2013? Ans:- Marion Bartoli 3) Who won Mens Singles Title in Rogers Cup 2013? Ans:- Rafael Nadal 4) India won six medals at the 7th Asian Junior Wushu Championships which concluded on 13 August 2013. Where was the Championship held? Ans:- Manila, Philippines 5) Which Indian player has won 10000 dollar the Internalional Tennis Federation (ITF) Womens Tennis Tournament on 11 August 2013? Ans:- Sowjanya Bavisetti

6) Who won the mens singles title at the World Badminton Championships held at Guangzhou? Ans:- Lin Dan of China 7) Who won the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix on 25 August, 2013? Ans:- Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull 8) India won Asian Cricket Councils (ACCs) Emerging Team under-23 title in the final held on 25 August, 2013 at Singapore. India defeated which team in the finals? Ans:- Pakistan 9) Who equaled the world record of highest golds after winning the 4x100m relay at the World Athletics Championships on 18 August 2013 at Moscow, Russia? Ans:- Usain Bolt 10) Which franchisee team became the winner of the 1st edition of Indian Badminton League (IBL), final of which was played on 31 August, 2013? Ans:- Hyderabad Hotshots ECONOMY 1) Central Government on 13 August 2013 raised customs duty on gold, silver and platinum to - percent in a bid to curb the surging imports and burgeoning Current Account Deficit. Ans:- 10% 2) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently transferred its surplus profit to the government for the year ended June 2013, which is the highest amount to be transferred by the RBI to the government, except year 2007. How much amount was transferred as surplus profit to the govt.? Ans:- Rs. 33,010 crore 3) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 8 August 2013 announced its decision to sell govt. bonds on a week day with an objective of controlling the volatility in the foreign exchange market. Which day of the week was chosen for proposed weekly sale of govt. bonds? Ans:- Monday 4) What is the name of a proposed commission that will look into removing ambiguity and establishing a stable and non-adversarial tax administration in the country and establishment of which was approved by the union govt. recently? Ans:- Tax Administration Reform Commission TARC 5) The new Petronet LNG terminal near Kochi in Kerala received its first cargo vessel carrying liquified gas on 20 August, 2013. This new LNG terminal, which has been built at a cost of Rs 4,200 crore, is situated at - ? Ans:- Puthuvype 6) Cheraman Financial Services Limited (CFSL), which became the first Islamic

financial services company to be launched in India, started its operations in which Indian state recently? Ans:- Kerala 7) On 24 August, 2013 the Union Govt. approved the initiative for free supply of essential medicines to the patients availing treatments. How much budget outlay has been made available under this initiative, which comes under the 12th Five Year Plan? Ans:- Rs. 16,000 crore 8) The Indian Rupee fell sharply on 28 August, 2013 to hit a record low of 68.80 to the dollar. This was its biggest single-day percentage fall since how many years? Ans:- 18 years SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 1) Name the indigenously developed rockets which were successfully test-fired by India on 7 August 2013from a multi-barrel rocket launcher (MBRL) from a base at Chandipur-on-sea near Balasore, off the Odisha coast? Ans:- Pinaka rockets 2) NASA is all set to launch its next mission to Mars in November 2013 from Florida. What will be the project called? Ans:- Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) 3) Name the first ever indigenously designed and built aircraft carrier launched by India on 12 August 2013? Ans:- INS Vikrant 4) Name the indigenously-developed nuclear-capable surface-to-surface missile successfully test-fired by India on 12 August 2013? Ans:- Prithvi-II 5) ISRO called off GSLV-D5 launch with just an hour to go before the launch as a leak had been detected in fuel tank on 19 August 2013. GSLV-D5 was supposed to carry which satellite? Ans:- GSAT-14 PERSONS IN NEWS A) APPOINTMENTS B) 1) Who was appointed as 11th Director of the IIM A (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad) on 13 August 2013? Ans:- Ashish Nanda 2) Who was appointed as the new Director-General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on 17 August, 2013? Ans:- Dilip Trivedi 3) Who recently took over as the new Ambassador and Permanent Representative

of India to the UN Conference on Disarmament at Geneva? Ans:- D. Bala Venkatesh Varma 4) Who was appointed as the new Chairperson of the National School of Drama (NSD) Society on 19 August, 2013? Ans:- Ratan Thiyam 5) For the first time an Uttarakhand High Court judge has been made the Chief Justice of a High Court of the country. Who is this judge? Ans:- Justice P.C. Pant 6) Robert Mugabe was sworn in as the President of Zimbabwe on 22 August, 2013.Mugabe won a landslide victory in the 31 July elections with 61% of the presidential votes.What is the name of his political party? Ans:- Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) 7) How many Additional Solicitors General (ASGs) were appointed in the Supreme Court on 26 August, 2013? Ans:- Three 8) Who was appointed Head of Atomic Energy Organisation in Iran on 16 August 2013? Ans:- Ali Akbar Salehi B)RESIGNS 1) Who is the Irans representative to the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) since 2005, announced his resignation on 22 August 2013 ? Ans:- Ali Asghar Soltanieh C) DEATHS 1) A Dronacharya Award winner and the coach of former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev passed away on 16 August, 2013 at Mohali. What was the name of this famous cricket coach? Ans:- Desh Prem Azad 2) Leading anti-superstition activist Dr. Narendra Dabholkar was shot down on 20 August, 2013 in Pune. He was founder of which organisation which was engaged in spreading the movement against anti-superstition in Maharashtra? Ans:- Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti D) VISITORS 1) Who is the Afghanistan vice president visited India from 20 22 August 2013 ? Ans:- Mohammad Karim Khalili E) MISCELLANEOUS 1) Which tennis player topped the Forbes list of highest-paid female athletes for the

ninth straight year? Ans:- Maria Sharapova 2) A Street in Winnipeg city of which country has been named after Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of Indias 67th Independence Day? Ans:- Canada 3) Name the oldest penguin of the world which turned 36 years old on 12 August 2013 ? Ans:- King Penguin Missy 4) What is the name of a dreaded terrorist from the 1980s who was arrested on 16 August, 2013 and who was allegedly involved in a series of blasts including the 1993 Mumbai train blasts? Ans:- Abdul Karim Tunda 5) Indian-American Trio won top honours at the 11th National Geographic World Championship. Where was it held? Ans:- Russias St. Petersburg city

PLACES IN NEWS 1) Which country was hit by earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 on 16 August 2013? Ans: New Zealand ABBREVIATIONS IN NEWS 1) What is the fullform of NABARD ? Ans:- National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development BOOKS IN NEWS 1) Gitanjali, the collection of poems (song offerings) by Rabindranath Tagore was released in 14 different languages at Kolkata. Who hasa released it? Ans:- . Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal 2) My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions, which was published recently by Rupa, is a new book written by ? Ans:- A.P.J. Abdul Kalam COMMITTEES IN NEWS 1) A committee constituted by the Corporate Affairs Ministry to look into ways to improve the countrys overall business climate is ready to submit its report to the

Union Govt. Who is heading this 25-member committee? Ans:- M. Damodaran, Former SEBI Chairman DAYS & DATES 1) World Youth Day is observed on - ? Ans:- 12th August

JULY 2013 INTERNATIONAL 1) Name the two countries that offered asylum to US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, on 6 July 2013, who is waiting at a Moscow airport for some nation to offer him sanctuary? Ans:- Venezuela and Nicaragua 2) The European Union (EU) launched the first formal trade dispute with Russia at the ? Ans:- World Trade Organisation (WTO) 3) Which party scored victory in the General Elections held in Bhutan for Nation

Assembly, countrys parliament? Ans:- Peoples Democratic Party PDP 4) Which country has legalized gay marriage on 17 July 2013 ? Ans:- Britain 5) Which country moved to put more than 25,000 state workers on notice for dismissal by the end of the year ? Ans:- Greece 6) Which country and China signed eight agreements on 5 July 2013 ? Ans:- Pakistan 7) Which country President signed new election law on 17 July 2013 ? Ans:- Afghanistan 8) Which country has signed an agreement to export gas to Iraq on 21 July 2013 ? Ans:- Iran INDIA & WORLD 1) On 11 July 2013 India-Vietnam 15th Joint Commission Meeting was held in ? Ans:- New Delhi 2) India recently overtook the United States to become the top buyer of crude oil from a prominent African crude producing country. Which country is this? Ans:- Nigeria 3) Which country on 15 July 2013 agreed to take payments for oil it sells to India entirely in rupees ? Ans:- Iran 4) What is Indias global rank in term of number of internet users? Ans:- Third 5) Which country and India signed an solar power plant agreement on 22 July 2013 ? Ans:- Nigeria NATIONAL 1) Union government on 11 July 2013 approved a proposal to replace DGCA with a new aviation regulator with full operational and financial autonomy. What would be the name of new regulator? Ans:- Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) 2) Union government on 17 July 2013 approved a proposal to amend Act for providing more powers to the market regulator SEBI to crack down on Ponzi

schemes? Ans:- SEBI Act 3) On 18 July 2013 the Supreme Court rejected the one-nation-one-test proposal for medical admissions.What was the name of this all-India medical entrance test? Ans:- National Eligibility Entrance Test NEET 4) By which name will the Bengaluru International Airport be known after it was approved by the Union Cabinet on 17 July 2013? Ans:- Kempegowda International Airport 5) Supreme Court of India on 17 July 2013 refused to reduce the age of juvenile from 18 to years and dismissed a plea that minors involved in heinous crimes should not be protected under the law. Ans:- 16 6) Name the National Tobacco Control Campaign launched recently by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India? Ans:- Tears You Apart STATES 1) Which state launched a state-wide Hausla family health campaign on 15 July 2013 ? Ans:- Uttar Pradesh 2) Which state government gave its nod for tapping unfermented sap or neera from the coconut all over the state ? Ans:- Kerala 3) Supreme Court of India on 16 July 2013 upheld a Bombay High Court verdict which quashed the state governments order to ban dance bars in Maharashtra. In which year dance bars were banned in Maharashtra? Ans :- 2004 4) Which state government on 17 July 2013 has decided to issue concession passes to incoming vehicles for the districts of Maharashtra and Karnataka ? Ans:- Goa 5) Which state on 19 July 2013 announced a ban extension on nicotine-laced gutkha and paan masala ? Ans:- Maharashtra 6) Ministry of Environment and Forests on 19 July 2013 gave green clearance for an international airport in which district of Kerala? Ans:- Kannur CONFERENCES

1) The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting was held on 1920 July 2013 in ? Ans:- Moscow,Russia AWARDS & HONOURS 1) Who got the Best Actor award at 14th IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) awards 2013 held in Macau on 6th July 2013? Ans:- Ranbir Kapoor 2) Who is the Indias first high commissioner in Britain, was honoured with a Blue Plaque on 17 July 2013? Ans:- VK Krishna Menon 3) On 17 July 2013 the British firm Real VNC was presented MacRobert Award by the Princess Royal for ? Ans:- Engineering Innovation 4) Which two journalists were awarded Ramnath Goenka Journalist of the Year award for print and broadcast categories respectively on 23 July 2013? Ans:- Josy Joseph and Ravish Kumar 5) Habiba Sarabi, Afghanistans first and only female governor, was one among three recipients of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2013. She is the governor of which province of Afghanistan? Ans:- Bamyan 6) Who was conferred with the Major Port of the Year award for its excellent performance in the year 2012-13 ? Ans:- Paradip Port

SPORTS & GAMES 1) Recently who became the youngest boxer from the country to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Boxing Championships held at Amman in Jordan ? Ans:- Shiva Thapa 2) Which golfer on 14 July 2013 won the Scottish Open title? Ans:- American golfer Phil Mickelson 3) Which country on 11 July 2013 won the West Indies Tri-Nation Series 2013 final after defeated Sri Lanka ? Ans:- India 4) Which country boxers won nine medals in international boxing tournament held in Kikinda, Serbia ? Ans:- India

5) Who won Swedish Open title in the final of the Swedish Open at Bastad in Sweden on 21 July 2013 ? Ans:- Serena Williams 6) Who won the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix on 28 July 2013? Ans:- Lewis Hamilton ECONOMY 1) The Telecom Commission of India on 2 July 2013 approved the enhancement of the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) limit in the telecom sector from 74 percent to ..percent. Ans:- 100 % 2) State Bank of India, in month of July 2013 launched a card which will enable the holder to receive the remittance directly on the card. What is the name of the card? Ans:- State Bank Xpress Money Card 3) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 15 July 2013 imposed fines of around 49.5 crore on 22 private and public sector banks. Why RBI has taken such an action? Ans:-For violatingKYC/anti-money laundering norms 4) IT Company Satyam on 15 July 2013 formally merged with which company? Ans:- Tech Mahindra 5) Name the Asian country which on 19 July 2013 lifted control on banks allowing them to set their own lending rates, a move to arrest slowdown and spur growth as well as to liberalise the economy? Ans:- China 6) As per the latest data by World Federation of Exchanges, which stock exchange in India has regained its position as the worlds largest bourse in terms of volume in equity trade in June 2013? Ans:- National Stock Exchange (NSE) 7) All public sector banks have been asked to set up ATMs in all branches to enable customers in rural pockets to do banking round-the-clock. What is the deadline for setting-up branch-ATMs for these banks? Ans:- March 2014 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 1) Which university scientists recently created a 3D-printed bionic ear? Ans:-Princeton University 2) Who is the Indian-origin student in Australia recently developed a smartphone application which helps in detecting the breast cancer early ? Ans:- Sanjay Sreekumar

3) Which country on 17 July 2013 launched Joint US-German space project ? Ans:- New Zealand 4) Which country palaeontologists recently discovered the fossil of a previously unknown dinosaur, a bizarre horned beast that roamed on an island continent 76 million years ago ? Ans:- U.S 5) What is the name of the new virus found by the French Scientists in the river water of Australia and Chile? Ans:-Pandoraviruses 7) What is the name of Indias newest weather satellite, which was successfully placed in an elliptical orbit on 26 July 2013 after being launched from Kourou, French Guiana? Ans:- INSAT-3D PERSONS IN NEWS A) APPOINTMENTS 1) Who was appointed as the new Lt. Governor of Puducherry on 1 July 2013? Ans:- Virendra Kataria 2) Who was appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of IDBI Bank by the Union Govt.? Ans:- M.S. Raghavan 3) Who was appointed as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of public sector Syndicate Bank? Ans:- Sudhir Kumar Jain 4) Who took over as Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC) on 1 July 2013? Ans:-Lieutenant General Anil Chait 5) Who is the Pakistan Chief selector resigned his on 4 July 2013? Ans:- Iqbal Qasim 6) Who was appointed as the Coach of the Senior Mens Hockey team of India, on 10 July 2013? Ans:- Maharaj Krishan Kaushik 7) Who was announced as the new director of Kalakshetra on 10 July 2013? Ans:- Priyadarsini Govind B)RESIGNS 1) Who is the Syrias rebel interim prime minister has announced his resignation ,

nearly four months after his appointment and having failed to form a government on 8 July 2013 ? Ans:- Ghassan Hitto C) DEATHS 1) Douglas Engelbart, who passed away on 2 July 2013, was associated with invention of which part of the PC? Ans:- Mouse 2) Name the acknowledged food scientist and the former Director of the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) who died on 9 July 2013 ? Ans:- H.A.B. Parpia 3) One of Indias senior-most ophthalmologists, who performed the first corneal transplant operation in Northern India, passed away on 12 July 2013. Who was he? Ans:- Dr. Dhanwant Singh Grewal 4) Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, who passed away in Milan on 13 July 2013, was main accused in which scam? Ans:- Bofors scam D) VISITORS 1) In which country Indias External Affairs Minister, Salman Khurshid, visited on 9th July 2013 ? Ans:- Nepal 2) Who is the US Vice President visited India from 22 25 July 2013 ? Ans:- Joe Biden E) MISCELLANEOUS 1) Name the Egypts first democratically elected President who was on 3 July 2013 ousted from his office in a military coup? Ans:- Mohamed Morsi 2) Wikileaks founder Julian Assange launched his political party on 25 July 2013 in Australia to contest the general elections later this year. What is the name of this party? Ans:- Wikileaks Party 3) What name was announced for the newborn son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton)? Ans:- George Alexander Louis PLACES IN NEWS 1) In which country on 22 July 2013 a strong earthquake with measuring 6.6 on Richter scale , killed at least more than 50 people and injured 296 ?

Ans:- China ABBREVIATIONS IN NEWS 1) What is the full form of DGCA ? Ans:- Directorate General of Civil Aviation BOOKS IN NEWS 1) In which country on 22 July 2013 a strong earthquake with measuring 6.6 on Richter scale , killed at least more than 50 people and injured 296 ? Ans:- China COMMITTEES IN NEWS 1) Who is the head of the committee constiuted by the government of India to take a suggessions regarding limit of FDIs in different sectors? Ans:- Arvind Mayaram DAYS & DATES 1) World Population Day is observed on - ? Ans:- July 11

JUNE 2013 . INTERNATIONAL 1) According to EU new Nuclear Safety rules ,for how many years European countries to submit to an international review of their nuclear power systems to fix any discovered shortcomings ? Ans:- Six 2) What is the name of the whistleblower who exposed the US Governments internet spy program and who is being wanted by the CIA presently? Ans:- Edward Snowden 3) Which country recently became the first European and NATO member country to

make military services obligatory for males as well as the females? Ans:- Norway 4) Which country Lower House Parliament on 11 June 2013 approved the anti-gay bill that bans providing children any information about homosexuality in the country ? Ans:- Russia 5) World leaders on 8 June 2013 signed a global agreement to fight malnutrition in children and made commitments of up to 4.15 billion dollars to tackle under nutrition up to ? Ans:- 2020 6) Which South American country witnessed tens of thousands of protestors taking part in marches and demonstrations in large cities of the country on 17 June 2013? Ans:- Brazil 7) Which country parliament in the month of June 2013 passed a bill to ensure the voting rights of the displaced people in the North ? Ans:- Sri Lanka INDIA & WORLD 1) On 18 June 2013 India signed an agreement for loan of 255 million US dollars with World Bank for the ? Ans:- National AIDS Control Project (NACP-IV 2) According to the recently released UN report World Population Prospects 2012, by which year India would surpass China to become the most populous country in the World? Ans:- 2028 3) Which country and India agreed to enhance cooperation in oil and hydrocarbon sector ? Ans:- Iraq 4) ) Which country Competition and Consumer Commission and Competition Commission of India (CCI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Cooperation at Canberra ? Ans:- Australia 5) Which country planned to introduce a new scheme under which Indians and Pakistanis are required to pay 4600 US dollars more for visa ? Ans:- Britain 6) The Union Government of India on 22 June 2013 planned to introduce Visa-onArrival facilities for the - ?

Ans:- Chinese nationals NATIONAL 1) In a landmark judgment on 3 June 2013, which commission held that political parties are answerable to citizens under the Right to Information Act (RTI Act)? Ans:- Central Information Commission (CIC) 2) In the month of June 2013 Union Health Ministry launched free medicine scheme.what is the name of the Scheme ? Ans:- Free Drug Service and Free Diagnostics Service 3) What was the total foreign tourist arrival in India during 2012, as stated in the latest tourist immigration data of the Bureau of Immigration? Ans:- 6.57 million 4) Which administrative division of the country has recorded no rape of minors since 2007, as stated in data of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) released recently? Ans:- Lakshdweep 5) BSNL decided to put an end to the 160 years old Telegram Services in India from ? Ans:- 15 July 2013 6) Which party on 16 June 2013 broke away its 17 year old alliance with National Democratic Allaince (NDA) led by BJP in Bihar? Ans:- Janta Dal United (JD(U) 7) CCEA on 21 June 2013 decided to extend the for the 12th Five-Year Plan period in order to strengthen the distribution sector Ans:- R-APDR STATES 1) What were the results of the bypolls for 4 Lok Sabha seats, results for which were declared on 5 June 2013? Ans:- BJP-2, RJD-1, TMC-1 2) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on 6 June 2013 sought the status of mega cities for two cities of the state, which are part of the NCR. Which cities are these? Ans:- Gurgaon and Faridabad 3) What was the name given to an operation launched by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to rescue stranded pilgrims in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh? Ans:- Operation Rahat

4) Which state government on 13 June 2013 signed MoU with the (IRCTC) Ltd for a scheme as per which it will bear all the expenses for senior citizens to go on select pilgrimages ? Ans:- Rajasthan 5) Recently government decided to set up Indias highest Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) at Nyoma, Leh district of which Indian State? Ans:- Jammu and Kashmir 6) Which state government on 11 June 2013 amended the Police Act, 1963 ? Ans:- Karnataka 7) Which state Agricultural University in Month of June 2013 launched a Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative (SSI) to improve productivity of water, land and labour ? Ans:Tamil Nadu 8) Tripuras first gas-based power plant was commissioned on 21 June 2013 by President Pranab Mukherjee. Where in Tripura is this plant situated? Ans:- Palatana CONFERENCES 1) The 39th Summit of G-8 (Group of Eight Developed Nations) was held on 17 and 18 June 2013 at ? Ans:- Lough Erne, Northern Ireland 2) Which Indian city will host the 29th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (India chapter) to be held here in November 2013? Ans:- Kochi, Kerala AWARDS & HONOURS 1) Who is the Malaysian author won the Walter Scott Prize 2013 ? Ans:- Tan Twan Eng 2) Which country advertising agencies grabbed gold and bronze lions in Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2013 ? Ans:- India 3) International Data Groups Computerworld Honours Program, Computerworld Honors Laureate selected UIDAI for 21st Century Achievement Award 2013 under the category ? Ans:- Economic Development 4) How many awards India got at the third SAARC Film Festival in Colombo ? Ans:- Three 5) What is the name of the Indian short film has won the Yellow Oscar award at the

Uranium Film Festival at Rio-de-Janeiro, Brazil ? Ans:- High Power 6) Who is the Legal activist received the India abroad publishers special award for excellence 2012 ? Ans:- Amrit Singh 7) Which country film The Major won Golden Goblet on 23 June 2013 for best feature film at the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival ? Ans:- Russia SPORTS & GAMES 1) Who won the US Open Golf title on 17 June 2013 ? Ans:- Justin Rose ,England 2) Who won French Open Mens singles title 2013 ? Ans:- Rafael Nadal 3) Who won the Indonesia Badminton Tournament Mens Singles title 2013 ? Ans:- Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia) 4) Which Indian pair won silver medal at the World Cup (Stage-II) Archery competition in Turkey on 16 June 2013? Ans:- Rajat Chouhan and Manjudha Soy 5) India won the ICC Champions Trophy for 2013 on 23 June 2013 by defeating the hosts England by 5 runs in the final played at Edgbaston. Who was awarded the Golden Bat for his consistent performance throughout the series? Ans:- Shikhar Dhawan 6) Who won the Silver medal for India at the 3rd China Open boxing tournament on 22 June 2013 ? Ans:- Manjeet Singh 7) Who won the 8th Tal Chess Championship 2013, which concluded on 23 June 2013 at Moscow? Ans:- Boris Gelfand (Russia) ECONOMY 1) Which global rating agency on 12 June 2013 revised Indias sovereign credit outlook from negative to stable, thus bringing cheer to the union government? Ans:- Fitch 2) Tata Coffee, the largest plantation company of Asia on 19 June 2013 inaugurated the premium extraction plant at ? Ans:- Theni near Madurai in Tamil Nadu

3) Which bank in Zurich on 20 June 2013 unveiled that the Indian money in Swiss banks dropped to record low at 9000 crore Rupees ? Ans:- Swiss National Bank (SNB) 4) The World Bank report released on 3 June 2013 forecasted that India and China will become largest investors of the world in the year - ? Ans:- 2030 5) Which country on 3 June added some more items, including gems and jewellery to its list of items prohibited for trade with North Korea,directly or indirectly ? Ans:- India 6) The government hiked the import duty on Gold and Platinum on 05 June 2013. What is the present import duty? Ans:- 8 percent 7) How many mini LIC offices were inaugurated by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on 25 June 2013? Ans:- 300 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 1) Where the early Tsunami warning system was installed to predict a tsunami immediately after an earthquake? Ans:-Rangachang in Andaman and Nicobar Islands 2) China recently achieved an incredible breakthrough in diverting river water to its arid areas by linking two mighty rivers. Which are these two rivers? Ans:- Yangtze and Huang He 3) Which pain killer drugs production, sales and distribution was banned in India by the union govt. on 12 June 2013? Ans:- Dextropropoxyphene 4) Name the fastest Super Computer in the world which was announced recently, developed by China? Ans:- Tianhe-2 5) Recently Venus Remedies Limited, the global pharmaceutical company received novel antibiotic product Potentox patented from ? Ans:- Mexico 6) Name the Boieng series Aircraft received by Indian Air Force from United States on 18 June 2013? Ans:- Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Aircraft 7) Which is Indias fastest supercomputer according to the recently released TOP500 list of World Fastest Supercomputers?

Ans:- iDataPlex PERSONS IN NEWS A) APPOINTMENTS 1) Who was appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) on 6 June 2013? Ans:- Paul Marsh 2) Who is the new secretary of the BCCI, announcement about whom was done by the BCCI Working Groups chief Jagmohan Dalmiya on 6 June 2013? Ans:- Sanjay Patel 3) Who has been appointed as the chairman and managing director of the public sector foodgrains distribution company Food Corporation of India (FCI) on 5 June 2013 ? Ans:- C Viswanath 4) Who is the chairman of Swedens Stampen Media Group has been elected president of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers ( WAN- IFRA) on 5 June 2013 ? Ans:- Tomas Brunegard 5) Who replaced Ms. Aruna Roy in the 12-member National Advisory Council (NAC), an advisory body led by Sonia Gandhi? Ans:- Virginius Xaxa 6) Which India-born person recently became the first non-white journalist to run a UK national newspaper? Ans:- Amol Rajan 7) Who was appointed the new Railway Minister in the cabinet reshuffle done on 17 June 2013? Ans:- Mallikarjun Kharge 8) Who was appointed as the Nodal Officer for relief and rescue operations in the rain-ravaged Uttarakhand by the Union Government on 21 June 2013? Ans:- VK Duggal 9) Who was nominated as the next Director of US investigative agency the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)? Ans:- James Comey B)RESIGNS 1) Who is the Czech Republic prime ministe has resigned from his post on 17 June 2013 ?

Ans:- Petr Necas C) DEATHS 1) Who is the worlds oldest person (116-year-old) from Japan died on 12 June 2013 in Tokyo ? Ans:- Jiroemon Kimura 2) Name the Tamil actor-director who passed away on 15 June 2013 at his residence in Chennai ? Ans:- Manivarnnan 3) Name the Veteran CPI leader who passed away in Amritsar on 15 June 2013? Ans:- Satya Pal Dang D) VISITORS 1) Recently the Union External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid visited a foreign country, which is the first visit of any Minister from Indian Union to that country after 23 years. Identify the country? Ans:- Iraq E) MISCELLANEOUS 1) Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf was on 13 June 2013 formally arrested on charges of murder of which popular leader of Balochistan during 2006? Ans:- Akbar Bugti 2) On 23 June 2013 who became the first person to successfully cross the Grand Canyon on a tightrope? Ans:- Nik Wallenda PLACES IN NEWS 1) Which state of India on 17 June 2013 stuck by severe flash floods and landslides? Ans:- Uttrakhand 2) In June 2013 Dubai inaugurated the tallest twisted tower of the world called - ? Ans:- Cayan Tower ABBREVIATIONS IN NEWS 1) What is the the full form of WSA ? Ans:- World Steel Association BOOKS IN NEWS

1) Who is the author of Ambedkar Speaks ? Ans:- Dr. Narendra Jadhav COMMITTEES IN NEWS 1) Who was appointed as the head of a newly constituted committee to examine aspects related indecent portrayal of women in mass media ? Ans:- K Ratnaprabha 2) The first meeting of the Cauvery Supervisory Committee was held on 8 June 2013 which decided to review the position of storage levels.Who headed this committee? Ans:- S.K. Sarkar ,Union Water Resources Secretary DAYS & DATES 1) World Environment Day is observed on - ? Ans:- June 5 May 2013 Current Affairs Bit Bank INTERNATIONAL 1) Which organization representatives agreed to widen and strengthen regional cooperation to promote the integral development of those territories on 4 May 2013? Ans:- ACTO(Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization) 2) Who elected as a Prime Minister of Pakistan on 14 May 2013? Ans:- Nawaz Sharif INDIA & WORLD 1) With how many votes UN General Assembly Approved Syria Resolution? Ans:-107 2) Which country PM talk with the Indian PM on a civil nuclear deal on 29 May 2013? Ans:-Japan 3) With which country India sign extradition treaty on 30 May 2013? Ans:- Thailand NATIONAL 1) What is the name of the program launched by Women and Child Development Minister to improving child development and nutritional outcomes for children? Ans:- ICDS Systems Strengthening and Nutrition Improvement Project (ISSNIP) 2) What is the name of the scheme will launch the Government of India from 1 June 2013?

Ans:- Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (DBTL) 3) Which area in India declared as a World Biosphere Reseve by UNESCO? Ans:- Nicobar Islands STATES 1) How many seats Congress won in Karnataka Assembly Elections? Ans:-121 CONFERENCES 1) When the SAARC judges meeting was held in Thimpu on Child rights in South Asia? Ans:- 23 May 2013 AWARDS & HONOURS 1) Which product of Zydus Wellness Ltd got the Product of the year 2013 award? Ans:- Nutralite Omega-3 2) Who is the Miss Panama 2013? Ans:- Carolina Brid 3) Who honoured with the Whitley award, also known as Green Oscar in London on 2 May 2013 by Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth? Ans:- Aparajita Datta 4) Who got the ISRO young scientist award 2013 from Meghalaya? Ans:- Jenita Mary 5) Who got the National Florence Nightingale award 2013 from Andhra Pradesh? Ans:- N.Leela Samuel 6) Who was elected for the prestigious Global Leadership Award-2013? Ans:- Malala Yousafzai 7) Who is the Indian-American girl won Americas Top Young Scientist Award for inventing a super-capacitor device that could potentially charge a cellphone in less than 20 seconds? Ans:- Esha Khare 8) Who conferred with the 47th Jnanpith Award for the Year 2011? Ans:- Pratibha Ray SPORTS & GAMES 1) Who won the FWA player of the Year Award on ?

Ans :-Gareth Bale 2) Who won the World Snooker Championship title? Ans:- Ronnie OSulivan 3) Who won the Spanish Grand Prix Title in Barcelona? Ans:- Fernando Alonso 4) Who won the Players Championship title on 12 May 2013? Ans:- Tiger Woods 5) Who won the England Player of the award-2013? Ans:- Prior 6) Who is the Indian archer bagged two silver medals in the Archery World Cup? Ans:- Deepika Kumari 7) Who won the Mess Singles Rome Masters Tennis Tournament title on 19 May 2013? Ans:- Rafael Nadal 8) Who won the Womens Singles Rome Masters Tennis Tournament title on 19 May 2013? Ans:- Serena Williams ECONOMY 1) According to a survey by global research firm Ipsos ,which country got the first position in the most economically confident countries in the world? Ans :- Saudi Arabia 2) Who got the place in Forbes Philanthropy List on 30 May 2013 from India(first place)? Ans:- Biocon Chief Kiran Mazumdar SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 1) Which computers are more faster than the super computers? Ans:- Quantum computers 2) What are the names of two exoplants discovered by the NASA on 1May 2013? Ans:- KOI-200b,KOI-889b 3) What is the name of the second Inshore Patrol Vessel built by the Hindustan Shipyard Ltd for the Coast Guard? Ans:- Rani Avantibayi 4) What is the new type of wheat developed by the British scientists to increase productivity?

Ans:- Super Wheat 5) What is the name of the planet discovered with the help of Einsteins General Relativity Theory? Ans:- Einstein or Kepler-76b 6) What is the name of the unmanned carrier Fight Deck? Ans:- X-47B 7) What is the name of the Vaccine developed by the India to eradicate the Rotavirus diarrhoea in infants? Ans:-Rotavac Vaccine 8) What is the name of the aircraft received by the Indian Navy on 15 May 2013? Ans:-Boeing P-8I Aircraft PERSONS IN NEWS A) APPOINTMENTS 1) Who is the present MCC president ? Ans:- Gyating 2) Who is the new president of Asian Football Confederation? Ans :- Bahrains Sheikh Salman Ebrahim Al-Khalifa 3) Who Indian leg spinner elected as a player representative on the ICC Cricket Committee? Ans :- Laxman Sivaramakrishnan 4) Who is the new Director General of WTO? Ans:- Roberto Azevdo 5) Who is the 4-years old boy elected as a Mayor of the town Dorset of Minnesota town in America ? Ans:-Robert Tufts 6) Who is Sworn as Chief Minister of Karnataka? Ans:-Siddaramaiah 7) Who is the present CAG of India ? Ans:- Shashi Kant Sharma B)RESIGNS 1) Who is the Union Railway Minister of India resigned on 10 May 2013? Ans:-Pawan Kumar Bansal

C) DEATHS 1) Who is the executive chairman of ATP died on 3 may 2013? Ans:- Brad Drewett 2) Who is the english film director,actor,screenwriter and novelist died on 8 May 2013? Ans:- Bryan Forbes 3) Who is the former Maharashtra MLA and first woman MLA of Cngress from Sinnar died on 9 May 2013? Ans:- Rukminibai Waje 4) Who is the famous Bollywood photographer died in Mumbai on 13 May 2013? Ans:- Jagadis Mali 5) Who is the Islamic scholar,author and activit died in Mumbai on 14 May 2013? Ans:- Asghar Ali 6) Who is the PCC Chief of Chhattisgarh dead in naxels attack on 25 May 2013? Ans:- Nanda Kumar D) VISITORS 1) Which country PM visited the Myanmar on 23 May 2013( first time Since 1977)? Ans:- Japan E) MISCELLANEOUS 1) Who is the first woman included in a FBIs Most Wanted Terrorist List? Ans:- Joanne Chesimard alias Assata Shakur 2) Who is he the Indian-American become the youngest graduate topper of the prestigious University of California in more than a century? Ans:- Ritankar Das 3) Who is the first Saudi Woman climbed the Mount Everest? Ans:- Raha Moharrak 4) Who are the two Indian twins climb Mount Everest? Ans:-Tashi and Nancy Malik PLACES IN NEWS 1) What is the name of the Cyclonic Storm formed over Bay of Bengal on May 2013? Ans:- Mahasen ABBREVIATIONS IN NEWS

1) What is the full form of CNEN ? Ans:- National Commission for Nuclear Energy BOOKS IN NEWS 1) What is the name of the book released by Prof. Chamanlal on 3 may 2013? Ans:- Understanding Bhagat Singh 2) Who wrote the book Gandhis Outstanding Leadership ? Ans:- Pascal Alan Nazareth COMMITTEES IN NEWS 1) When the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) committee recommended setting up of the Indian Bill Payment System (IBPS) in the country formed? Ans:- 6 May 2013 DAYS & DATES 1) Which day was celebrated on 11 May 2013? Ans:- National Technology Day April 2013 Current Affairs Bit Bank INTERNATIONAL 1. Who winner of the Venezuelan Presidential elections? Ans:- Nicolas Maduro 2. When the US House of Representatives has passed the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protect Act (CISPA)? Ans:-18 April 2013 3. Who is the present Italys President? Ans:-Giorgio Napolitano 4. Who is the present President of Paraguays? Ans:-Horacio Cartes 5. Which country is the first country in Europe to outlaw discrimination on caste? Ans:-Britain 6. Which of the two counries have singned for 51 joint projects worth two billion US dollars?

Ans:- Cuba and Venezuela 7. Who got the life ban from any elections in Pakistan by Peshawar high court? Ans:- Musharraf INDIA & WORLD 1.Who won the Spelling Championship title held in Singapore? Ans:-Ashwin Kumar NATIONAL 1. When the Cabinet Committee was approved for 13 power projects that involves investment of 33000 crore rupees? Ans:- 22 April 2013 STATES 1. What is the name of the online service launched the Andhra Pradesh Government for entrepreneurs and grievance redressal system? Ans:- Parishkaram for Enterpreneurs AWARDS & HONOURS 1. Who won the Prestigious 2013 Templeton Prize ? Ans:-Desmond Tutu 2. Which film won the best film award in The Times of India Film Awards? Ans:- Barfi 3. Who is the Indian-American got the Baby Noble prize(John Bates Clark young economist award)for the year 2013? Ans:- Raj Chetty 4. According to Skytrax-World Airport Awards,which Airport rated as the fifth best regional airport in Asia? Ans:- Rajiv Gandhi International Airpor,Hyderabad 5. Who received the Queens Award on 20 April 2013? Ans:-Kartar Lalvani 6. Who will honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award on 30 April 2013?

Ans:- Pran Krishan Sikand 7. Who will get the Kirti Chakra from President on 30 April 2013? Ans:- Anup Joseph SPORTS & GAMES 1. Who got the Gold medal in ISSF World Cup in Korea on 5 April 2013? Ans:- Rahi Sarnobat 2. Which country won the T-20 International Series between India and Bangladesh? Ans:-India 3. Which country won the women One-Day International Series bewteen India and Bangladesh? Ans:-India 4. Who is head of the committe announced a ban on two Pakistani umpires over spot-fixing? Ans:- Zaka Ashraf 5. Who won the Augusta 77th Masters Golf Tournament? Ans:- Adam Scott 6. Who won the gold medal in men`s 55kg category in the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship in New Delhi on 20 April 2013? Ans:- Amit Kumar 7. Who won the Monte Carlo Masters title on 21 April 2013? Ans:-Novak Djokovic 8. Who won the gold medal in Mens 66kg Freestyle at New Delhi on 22 April 2013? Ans:- Amit Kumar Dhankar 9. Who is Chennai Super Kings Skipper fined due his team slow over rate? Ans:- Mahendra Singh Dhoni 10 . Who won the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix Title? Ans:- Maria Sharapova

ECONOMY 1. Which company developed the cheapest bike of the World in India? Ans:- Yamaha 2. Accorrding to the Sunday Times Rich List 2013,who are the 20th richest persons in the world? Ans:- Ambani Brothers SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 1. What is the name insects found in Australia having the capacity to kill the bacteria with their wings? Ans:-Cicadas 2. The Supreme Court of India on 1 April 2013 rejected the plea of Novartis, the Swiss drug maker, to patent the updated version of the cancer drug. What is the name of the drug? Ans:-Glivec 3. Who developed a New Laser powered Camera System that can take image of any object from a distance of about one kilometer? Ans:- researchers from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh 4. What is the name of the Satellite using the NASA to find earth like planets in the entire Space? Ans:- TESS 5. Who discovered the Blue Super-Giant Starlocated in the constellation Virgo, far beyond our Milky Galaxy? Ans:- Dr. duo Ananda Hota PERSONS IN NEWS A) APPOINTMENTS 1. Who is the present CII president? Ans:- S.GopalaKrishnan 2. Who is the presnt Kenua President? Ans:-Kenyatta

3. Who is the 20th president of Bangladesh? Ans:- Abdul Hamid 4. Who is the present ICC Vice Chairman? Ans:-Sunil Bharti Mittal 5. Who is the SAARC ambassador from India? Ans:- Ajay Devgn 6. Who is the present ADB president? Ans:- Takehiko Nakao 7. Who is the present PM of Italy? Ans:-Enrico Letta B)RESIGNS 1. Who is the Palestinian Prime Minister resigned on 13 April 2013 after falling out with President Mahud Abbas? Ans:- Salam Fayyad C)DEATHS 1. Who is the Oscar, the Booker Prize winner novelist died on 3 April 2013?( Ans:-Ruth Prawer Jhabvala 2. Who is the Former British Prime Minister died on April 8? Ans:-Margaret Thatcher 3. Who is the first successful oral vaccination developer for polio died in Philadelphia on 11 April 2013? Ans:-Dr Hilary Koprowski 4. Who is the Playback singer died on 14 April 2013? Ans:- PB Srinivas 5. Who is the former woman CEC and former governor of Karnataka died on 17 April 2013? Ans:-V. S. Ramadevi

6. Who is the Veteran journalist and managing director of Tamil daily Dina Thanthi died on 20 April 2013? Ans:-B Sivanthi Adithan 7. Who is the Mathematical genius also called as human computer died on 21 April 2013? Ans:-Shakuntala Devi 8. Who is the former England Captain died on 19 April 2013? Ans:- Mike Denness 9. Who is the former chief justice of India died on 22 April 2013 in New Delhi? Ans:- JS Verma 10. Who is the Veteran violinist died on 22 April 2013 in Chennai? Ans:-Lalgudi Jayaraman 11. Who is the Legendary singer died in Mumbai on 23 April 2013? Ans:- Shamshed Begum 12 Who is the former Telugu Desam Minister died on 28 April 2013 in Hyderabad? Ans:- Sripathi Rajeswara Rao 13. Who is the Police officer was attempting to cross the River Teesta in the state of West Bengal on 28 April 2013 for creating world record? Ans:- Sailendra Nath Roy 14. Who is the Padma Shri award recipient and ONGC Chairman died in Hyderabad on 29 April 2013? Ans:- Nuthakki Bhanu Prasad D)MISCELLANEOUS 1. Who is the first American teenager with Downs syndrome to reach a Everst Base Camp? Ans:- Eli Reimer 2. Who is the Nepali TV Anchor Made Guinness Record for longest talk show ? Ans:- Rabi Lamichhane

3. Who is the Egypt PM sentenced to one-year jail in failing to implement a verdict to return privatised company to the state? Ans:-Hesham Qandil 4. Who is the Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations at New York? Ans:- Shri Asoke Kumar Mukerji BOOKS IN NEWS 1. Who is the author of the book Religion, Law & Society Across the Globe? Ans:- Prof.Tahir Mahmood COMMITTEES IN NEWS 1. What is the name of the committee established by the Government of India that will work as a Single Window clearance system for International and domestic film projects? Ans:- Uday Kumar committee March 2013 Current Affairs Bit Bank INTERNATIONAL 1. Which two countries was reached an agreement on Prison Transfer on 23 March 2013? Ans: US and Afghanistan 2.Which countries finance ministers had approved a new bailout plan for Cyprus,putting an end to uncertainties over the fate of the Mediterranean island country in the euro area ? Ans: Eurozone 3. Which country and South Africa signed a number of agreements, focusing on trade, tourism, education and social cooperation on 27 March 2013 ? Ans: China 4. On March 2013 South Korean and US troops launched a joint military exercise as Ans: North Korea 5. In the month of March 2013 which country was declared an environmental state of emergency in Amazon jungle region ?

Ans: Peru INDIA & WORLD 1.Which country have signed agreement with India to support R&D Projects on 13 March 2013? Ans: Britain 2. Which country has signed seven agreements with India on 19 march 2013 ? Ans: Egypt 3. Which agreement was signed by India and 18 countries on 20 March 2013 ? Ans: Social Security Agreements (SSAs) 4. In the month of March South Australia rolled out 10-year Plan to Enhance Trade with Ans: India 5. Which country and India agreed to finalise the plan of bilateral exchanges between their armed forces and decided that the exchanges would be conducted between the Armies on 22 March 2013? Ans: China 6. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa on 26 March 2013 barred players and officials of which country from featuring in IPL matches slated to be held in Tamil Nadu? Ans: Sri Lanka NATIONAL 1.Who is the renowned Urdu poet commemorative postage stamp was released by President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on 8 March 2013 ? Ans: Sahir Ludhianvi 2. Which of the following bill was approved by the Union Cabinet on 19 March 2013 ? Ans: National Food Security Bill 3. On 21 March 2013 the Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case ? Ans: Yakub Abdul Razzak Memon

4. Which bill was introduced in the Rajyasabha on 23 March 2013? Ans: National Waterway Bill 5. Which scheme was launched by Ministry of Labour and Employment on 24 March 2013 ? Ans: Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) 6. Union government approved a 1500 crore Rupees proposal for production of more than 2000 rockets for the Ans: Pinaka multi- barrel weapons system 7. Actor Sanjay Dutt was sentenced to 5-year prison by the Supreme Court on 21 March 2013 for his involvement in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. What was his crime? Ans: Illegal possession of arms STATES 1. Which state Chief Minister has commissioned a biogas plant in the Government Secretariat campus on 23 March 2013 ? Ans:Kerala 2. Which state government to start recently monthly stipend for old writers and Litterateurs ? Ans: West Bengal 3. Which state has became the first state to introduce e-GPF or electronic GPF in the month of March 2013 ? Ans: Arunachal Pradesh 4. In the month of March 2013 the Union Ministry for Commerce, Industries and Textiles accepted Karnatakas proposal to extend Chennai-Bangalore industrial corridor upto Ans: Chitradurga 5. Recently ,which state government has unveiled the state Governments Aerospace policy , the first such policy statement in the country ? Ans: Karnataka 6. What is the latest head-count of rhinos in Kaziranga National Park (KNP),Assam as per the census conducted in the park from 24 -26 March 2013?

Ans: 2,290 7. Aishwarya oil field is located in which state of India, from where Cairn India commenced commercial oil production and sales on 23 March 2013? Ans: Rajasthan CONFERENCES 1. The 24th Arab League Summit was held from 21 to 26 March 2013 at Ans: Doha (Qatar) 2. What was the name of a summit organized by Google in New Delhi on 21 March 2013? Ans: Google Big Tent Activate Summit 2013 AWARDS & HONOURS 1. Who is the Indian women selected for US State Dept Award For Environment Awareness on 5 March 2013 ? Ans: Dr.Shubhalaxmi Vaylure 2. Which Indian film got the 11th Golden City Gate Tourism Media Awards Ceremony held in Berlin? Ans: Find What You Seek 3. Who is honoured with International Women of Courage award by American Government on 08 March 2013? Ans: (Nirbhaya)Jyothi Singh Panday 4. Who won the Best Actor award for Paan Singh Tomar and Vikram Gokhale for Anumati in 60th National Film Awards for the year 2012 ? Ans: Irrfan 5. Which industries had been awarded by the prestigious International Refiner of the Year 2013 ? Ans: Reliance Industries 6. Which city was declared as the Best Liveable City of India at the First ABP NewsIPSOS Best City Survey and Awards 2013 on 6 March 2013? Ans: Nagpur

7. Who was honoured with the first annual Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony? Ans: Pandit Ravi Shankar SPORTS & GAMES 1. Who won the ATP Dubai Open Tennis Womens singles title on 2 March 2013 ? Ans: Petra Kvitova 2. Who won the Vijay Hazare Trophy on 3 March 2013 ? Ans: Delhi 3. Who won the All England Open Badminton Championship Mens Singles Title on 10 March 2013 ? Ans: Chen Long 4. Who was honoured with Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year award on 11 March 2013 ? Ans: Jessica Ennis 5. Which country womens chess team was won the World Chess Team Championship on 13 March 2013 ? Ans: Ukraine 6. Which place India got in Sultan Azlan Shah hockey Tournment ? Ans: 5th place 7. Who won the Indian Wells Tennis Tournament Mens singles title on 18 March 2013 ? Ans: Rafael Nadal 8. Who won the sixth leg of Hero Womens Pro Golf Tour 2013 in Panchkula on 21 March 2013 ? Ans: Neha Tripathi 9. Which country won the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2013 ? Ans: India 10. Who won the Miami womens singles title on 30 March 2013 ? Ans: Serena Williams

ECONOMY 1. As per an annual ranking published on 4 March 2013 by business magazine Forbes, Who is the richest Indian? Ans: Mukesh Ambani 2. Which country has displaced Thailand from the position of top exporter of rice during 2011-12 ? Ans: India 3. What was Mumbais rank in the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) released on 26 March 2013? Ans: 66th rank 4. L&T General Insurance is to be merged with which insurance company, as announced in an agreement on 26 March 2013? Ans: Future Generali India Insurance 5. Indias largest bank the SBI recently announced plans to open how many branches spread all over the country in the next fiscal year? Ans: 1200 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 1. On 1 March 2013 the international group of researchers has discovered the18-kg meteorite recently in Ans: Eastern Antarctica 2. On 7 March 2013Astronomers have for the first time accurately measured the distance to one of the Milky Ways neighbouring galaxy and it is just lightyears away Ans: 163,000 light-years 3. In which country the worlds largest radio telescope had been inaugurated on 13 March 2013 ? Ans: Chile 4. What is the name of the research centre of India recently announced of developing the largest magnet of the world ? Ans: Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

5. In the month of March 2013 Herschel space observatory Founded 15 New Very Young Stars named as Ans: Protostars 6. In the month of March 2013 the first operational squadron of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets passed a major milestone with first short take off and vertical landing at a marine base in Ans: California 7. On 26 March 2013 the 3rd antisubmarine warfare (ASW) corvette Kiltan was launched in Ans: Kolkata PERSONS IN NEWS A) APPOINTMENTS 1. Who was sworn in as chief minister of Tripura for the fourth consecutive time on 6 March 2013 ? Ans: ManikSarkar 2. Who is the Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas was assumed additional charge as Union Minister of State for Textiles on 5 March 2013 ? Ans: Panabaka Lakshmi 3. Who is the present Chief of IAEA? Ans: Yukiya Amano 4. Who took charge as the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) in National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) on 5 March 2013 ? Ans: MRP Rao 5. Who was serving as Governor of Nagaland, has been transferred and appointed as Governor of Kerala on 9 March 2013 ? Ans: Nikhil Kumar 6. Who was appointed as Chinas new Prime minister on 14 March 2013 ? Ans: Li Keqiang 7. Who is the Eminent Indian journalist had been appointed as the new editor of Time International on 15 March 2013 ?

Ans: Bobby Ghosh 8. Who is the Indian-American politician had been appointed as the vice chair of the Illinois Innovation Council on 18 March 2013 ? Ans: Raja Krishnamurthy 9. Who is the founder of the Ragamala Music and Dance Theatre in Minneapolis had been nominated by President Barack Obama to the National Council of the Arts for a fiveyear term ? Ans: Renee Ramaswamy 10) Who was sworn in as the caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan on 25 March 2013? Ans: Justice Mir Hazar Khan Khoso B) RESIGNS 1. Who is the UP minister resigned on 4 March 2013 for his ministry due to accused in the muder of a deputy superintendent of police? Ans: Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya 2. Who was the Italian Foreign Minister announced his resignation on 26 March 2013 in protest of his governments decision to send two Italian marines? Ans: Giulio Terzi C) DEATHS 1. Who is the President of Bangladesh was died on 20 March 2013 ? Ans: Zillur Rahman 2. Who is the Italian athlet died in Rome on 21 March 2013 ? Ans: Pietro Mennea 3. Who is the chairman of local organising committee of the 2015 World Cup died in the month of March 2013 ? Ans: James Strong D) VISITORS 1. In which country President Pranab Mukherjee visited from 11 to 13 March 2013 ? Ans: Mauritius

2. Who is the President of World Bank visited India from 11th to 13th March 2013 ? Ans: Jim Yong Kim 3. Who is the chief guest from India at Mauritius national day ? Ans: Pranab Mukherjee E)MISCELLANEOUS 1. Who is the former President of Maldives arrested on 5 March 2013? Ans: Mohamed Nasheed 2. Who is the Indian-origin British author had been named in al-Qaidas most wanted list of Islam critics to kill? Ans: Salman Rushdie 3. Who is the president of Czech president was dismissed on 5 March 2013 a decision by lawmakers to press high treason charges against him as politically motivated ? Ans: Vaclav Klaus PLACES IN NEWS 1. In which country a strong earthquake killed one person and injured 19 others on 27 March 2013 ? Ans: Taiwan ABBREVIATIONS 1. What is the full form of OECD Ans: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2. What is the full form of AAPSO ? Ans: Afro-Asian Peoples Solidarity Organization BOOKS IN NEWS 1. What is the name of the book released by Vice President of India on 19th March 2013? Ans: The First Woman President of India,Reinventing leadership, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil COMMITTEES

1. Which is the committee formed by the information and broad casting ministry to strengthen and expand the role of public broadcaster Prasar Bharathi? Ans: Sam Pitrodaa Committee IMPORTANT DAYS & DATES 1. World Athletics Day is observed on ? Ans: May 4 2. Which date is World PressFreedom Day ? Ans: May 3 February 2013 Current Affairs Bit Bank INTERNATIONAL 1. Which 3 countries leaders set out 6 months goal for peace, urge Taliban to dialogue on 4 February 2013 ? Ans: Britain , Afghanistan , Pakistan. 2. What is the new name for Sindh province? Ans: Sind 3. On February 2013 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a financial aid of $ 278.8 million to ? Ans: Bangladesh 4. On February 2013 Regional African leaders signed UN-brokered accord which aims to bring peace to the troubled eastern region of the ? Ans: Democratic Republic of Congo 5. Which country prohibited its security forces from taking any air support from the International Forces on 18 February 2013 ? Ans: Aghanistan 6. Who had been elected as Cyprus new President on 24 February 2013 ? Ans: Nicos Anastasiades INDIA & WORLD 1. For which country reconstruction India pledges $100m on 5 February 2013 ?

Ans: Mali 2. On 7 February 2013 the Union Cabinet approved for which project formation of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV )? Ans: TAPI pipeline 3. On february 2013 the Defence Ministry has ordered CBI probe into how much crore alleged scam in a defence helicopter deal ? Ans: Rs 3600 crore 4. India and which country discussed on the issues of nuclear energy cooperation, security, terrorism and trade on 19 February 2013 ? Ans: Britain 5. Which two countries have exchanged strip maps as part of the process of the implementation of the agreement signed to resolve land boundary issues between the two countries ? Ans: India & Srilanka 6. Which country will make initial investments of $2 billion in infrastructure projects in India on February 2013 ? Ans: The United Arab Emirates 7. Which country wins Kishanganga case against Pakistan at the Hague court on 18 February 2013 ? Ans: India NATIONAL 1. Who was signed MoU with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to Highlight Issues related to AIDS on 14 February 2013 ? Ans: NACO 2. Who was ordered to cease operations to the telecom companies that failed to win or participate in the November 2012 2G Auction? Ans: Supreme Court of India 3. Which programme was launched by the I&B Ministry for Real Time Engagement with Citizens on 7 February 2013 ? Ans: My India Initiative-A Digital Volunteer Programme

4. Who constituted a panel to Examine issues of Certification under Cinematograph Act 1952 on 4 February 2013 ? Ans:I&B Ministry STATES 1. What is the name of the scheme launched by the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi for providing comprehensive care to children in India? Ans: Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram 2. In which state the 1,980 MW North Karanpura Super Thermal Power Plant was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Investment (CCI) on 20 February 2013 ? Ans: Jharkhand 3. Which state government was decided to issue a complete ban on sale and consumption of tobacco products in the state on 15 February 2013? Ans: Manipur 4. Which State Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was launched the Direct Benefits Transfer scheme in Sonepat and Ambala districts on 1 February 2013 ? Ans: Haryana 5. On 21 February 2013 the UTTIPEC started efforts for developing vision for successful implementation of the plans for mass-rapid transport system in Ans: Delhi 6. Which party won maximum number of seats in Maghalaya Assembly elections? Ans: Congress 7. Which party got the full majority in Tripura Assembly elections held on 14 February 2013? Ans: CPM-led Left Front CONFERENCES 1. What is the theme of 13th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS)? Ans: The Global Challenge of Resource Efficient Growth and Development AWARDS & HONOURS 1. The Pakistani girl was shoot by the Talibans against the girl education was

nominated for this years Nobel Peace Prize.Who is she? Ans: Malala Yousafzai 2. Who is the Karnataka Artist had won the Rs 1 million Skoda Prize 2012 for contemporary art on 1 February 2013? Ans: L. N. Tallur 3. Who had been received the Georgescu roegen Award at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit on February 2013? Ans: Kozo Mayumi (The University of Tokushima) 4. Who got Lifetime Achievement Grammy award after his death? Ans: Pandit Ravi Shankar 5. Which picture got the best picuter award in 85th Oscar awards ceremony? Ans: Argo 6. Who is the Eminent Hindi litterateur had been selected for the prestigious Vyas Samman for 2012 for his historical novel Na Bhooto Na Bhavishyati on 22 February 2013 ? Ans: Narendra Kohli SPORTS & GAMES 1. Who were the two players honoured with Davis Cup Commitment Award on 2 Febraury 2013? Ans: Leander Paes, Jaideep Mukherjee 2. Who is the Indian cricketer equaled the record of Sunil Gavaskar of 81 first class hundreds in first class cricket at Mumbai on 8 February 2013 ? Ans: Sachin Tendulkar 3. Which two games will be joining the program at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro ? Ans: Golf and Rugby 4. Who won the National Grasscourt Tennis Championship Mens single title on 16 February 2013? Ans: Ramkumar Ramanathan

5. Who won the Grenke Chess Classic Trophy on 17 February 2013 ? Ans: Viswanathan Anand ECONOMY 1. Which of the companies selected for the Maharatna status on 1 February 2013? Ans: BHEL and GAIL 2. On 7 February 2013 the Indias Central Statistics Office (CSO) revealed that the economic growth of India is estimated to fall to in 2012- 2013 FY ? Ans: 5 percent 3. Which scheme was launched by Finance Minister P Chidambaram on 9 February 2013 in Mumbai ? Ans: Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme 4. Indias Economic Survey for 2012-13 pegs the countrys growth at 6.1-6.7% and inflation at Ans: 6.2-6.6% 5. How many crores are allocated for the Agriculture Ministry in the Union Budget 2013-14? Ans: Rs.27,049 crores SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 1. What is the name of the most sophisticated fighter jet launched by the Iran? Ans: Qaher F313 (Dominant F313) 2. What is the name of the worlds first complete Bionic Man which was unveiled recently at Londons Science Museum ? Ans: Rex 3. What is the name of the first indigenously built Weapon System Integrated Advanced Light Helicopter was inducted in to the Indian army on 8 February 2013? Ans: Rudra 4. What is the name of the fifth ship in a series of eight inshore patrol vessels (IPVs) was commissioned by Indian Coast Guard on 11 February 2013 ? Ans: Rajratan

5. What is the use of SARAL satellite launched by the ISROs PSLV-C20 rocket on 25 February 2013 from the spaceport at Sriharikota? Ans: Oceanographic Study PERSONS IN NEWS A) APPOINTMENTS 1. Who had been selected as members of the Chinese parliament on 2 February 2013 ? Ans: Mo Yan and Jackie Chan 2. Who is the Indian american and Padma Shri awardee had been appointed as the new president of Carnegie Mellon University on 9 February 2013? Ans: Dr Subra Suresh 3. Who is the Tata Group Chairman Emeritus had been elected as a member of the US prestigious National Academy of Engineering on 9 February 2013 ? Ans: Ratan Tata 4. Who is the former Chairman of Life Insurance Corporation, has took over as the new Chairman of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) on 21 February 2013 ? Ans: T.S. Vijayan B) RESIGNS 1. Who is the Solicitor-General of India resigned on 04 February 2013 ? Ans: Rohinton Nariman 2. Who is the author of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Germany Book ? Ans: Prof. Anita B Pfaff 3. Who is the Nagaland Home Minister has resigned on 19 February 2013 ? Ans: Imkong L. Imchen C) DEATHS 1. Who was the Ex-CM of Puducherry passes away on 02 February 2013? Ans: P.Shanmugam 2. Who is the Chinas table tennis legend died on 10 February 2013 in Beijing ?

Ans: Zhuang Zedong D) VISITORS 1. Who is the Frances President visited India from 14th and 15th February 2013 ? Ans: Francois Hollande E)MISCELLANEOUS 1. Who had been named in the BBC power list of Britains most influential women ? Ans: Queen Elizabeth II 2. In which state unveiled the worlds tallest bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the Gandhi Maidan on 15 February 2013 ? Ans: Bihar 3. Who is the 3 year old girl had been unveiled as the youngest new member of Mensa with a higher IQ than Stephen Hawking ? Ans: Clever Alice Amos PLACES IN NEWS 1. Which country hits by snow storm Nemo on 8 February 2013 ? Ans: America ABBREVIATIONS 1. What is the full form of TAPI .. Ans: TurkmenistanAfghanistan PakistanIndia BOOKS IN NEWS 1. What is the name of the Sania Mirza new autobiography book ? Ans: Against All Odds 2. Who is the author of Khushwantnama: The Lessons of My Life Book ? Ans: Khushwant Singh COMMITTEES 1. Who was constituted a G Padmanabhan technical advisory committee to iron out existing issues and boost bank finance for exports ?

Ans: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) IMPORTANT DAYS & DATES 1. National Maritime Day observed on ? Ans: April 5 January 2013 Current Affairs Bit Bank INTERNATIONAL 1. On 7 January who is the country Palestinian Authority President has issued a decree renaming the organization the State of Palestine ? Ans:- Mahmoud Abbas 2. On 16 January 2013 Which country Cargo Ship MV Amina fled away from the waters of Sri Lanka after suffering detention by its Navy for about two months ? Ans:- Iran 3. Which country president signed into law the Former Presidents Protection Act of 2012 on January 2013 ? Ans:- America 4. Which country Bar Council recently Suggested Chemical Castration for Repeated Sex Offenders ? Ans:- Malaysia INDIA & WORLD 1. According to the which country 2012 Home Office report, India is among 10 countries that are the main sources of illegal immigration ? Ans:- Britain 2. On 30 January 2013 which country Million US Dollars to Syria ? Ans:- India 3. India asked to avoid Violence Prone Areas in which country on 19 January 2013 ? Ans: Nigeria 4. Which two countries agreed not to allow escalation of tensions along the Line of Control (LoC) on 16 January 2013 ? Pledged Humanitarian Assistance of 2.5

Ans:- India and Pakistan 5. What is the name of the Tibetan Monk got sentenced to death by the Chinese Court for encouraging the self-Immolations? Ans:-Lorang Konhok NATIONAL 1. In how many districts Government of India launched Direct Cash Transfer Benefit (CBT) on 1 January 2013 ? Ans:- 20 districts 2. According to the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2012 report which class students could read Class II text fell from 53.7% in 2010 to 46.8% in 2012 Ans:- Vth class 3. Who released the Commemorative Postage Stamps, at the Commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, in New Delhi on 12 January 2013 ? Ans:- President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee 4. Government of India how much crore of the MGNREGA linked Post Office Accounts would be used under the Direct Cash Transfer Scheme on January 2013 ? Ans:- 3.5 Crore STATES 1. What is the name of the system launched by Odisha government on 2 January 2013 for citizens under the Odisha Right to Public Service Act, 2012 ? Ans:- Public Service Delivery System 2. In which state the first Shariat panchayat is scheduled to be inaugurated on 3 March 2013 ? Ans:- Punjab 3. Which state high court stayed the state governments decision for giving 4 per cent additional reservation to Gurjar on 29 January 2013? Ans:- Rajasthan High Court 4. On 20 January Prime Minister Manmohan Singh inaugurated Ghat Ki Guni tunnel at Jaipur.

CONFERENCES 1. What is the name of the 100th Indian Science Congress theme which was held from 3 to 7 January 2013 at Kolkata ? Ans:- Science for Shaping the Future of India 2. The 43rd World Economic Forum Annual Meeting held from 23 27 January at Ans:- Davos-Klosters in Switzerland AWARDS & HONOURS 1. Who is the Mauritius President was received the 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award on 9 January 2013 ? Ans:- Rajkeswur Purryag 2. Who is an Indian researcher selected for a prestigious Young Investigator Scholarship Award for his work on a drug to cure Alzheimers? Ans:- Mahaveer Golechha 3. Who got the Best Actor award at the 58th Idea Filmfare Awards held in Mumbai on 20 January 2013? Ans:- Ranbir Kapoor 4. Who honoured with the prestigious International Scientific Cooperation Award 2012? Ans:- C N R Rao 5. Who launched a Tang Prize(Asian Noble Prize) on 28 January 2013 ? Ans:- Samuel Yin 6. Who was selected for the Order of Australia Medal award on 30 January 2013? Ans:- Krishna Arora SPORTS & GAMES 1. Who is a former India player announced his retirement from first class cricketer on 01 January 2013? Ans:- Sanjay Bangar 2. Who got the CEAT 2013? International Cricketer of the Year 2011-12 on 03 January

Ans:- Virat Kohli 3. Who won the WTA Brisbane International trophy on 5th January 2013? Ans:- Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek 4. Who defeated the Bulgarian star Grigor Dimitrov to get a Brisbane International title on 06 January 2013? Ans:- Andy Murray 5. Who won the Chennai Open Tennis Title on 6 January 2013 ? Ans:- Tipsarevic 6. Which country won in the third and final Test match against Sri Lanka on 6 January 2013 ? Ans:- Australia 7. Who is an Australian cricketer suspended for one match and $4500 at MCG on 07 January 2013? Ans:- Shane Warne 8. Who got the FIFA Player of the Year award consecutively four times? Ans:- Lionel Messi 9. Who got the youngest national table tennis championship award on 11 January 2013? Ans:- Soumyajit Ghosh 10. Which country won the Test series with 2-0 between South Africa and New Zealand? Ans:- South Africa 11. Who is from Andhra Pradesh selected to represent India at the World Cup fencing championship in Doha (Qatar), to be held from January 19 to 21? Ans:- Y.Hala 12. To whom the International Olympics Committee (IOC) asked to return the Olympic Bronze Medal and Certificate of 2000 Sydney Games on 17 January 2013 after found guilty of doping? Ans:- Lance Armstrong

13. Who won the Malaysian Open Badminton Championship Womens singles title on 20 January 2013 ? Ans:- Tai Tzu-ying 14. Who won the Australian Open Tennis Tournament Mens singles title in the final on January 2013 ? Ans:- Novak Djokovic 15. Who got the first place in the womens singles rankings in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on 31 January 2013?Ans:- Lee Juri ECONOMY 1. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index Who is the 18th richest person in the world? Ans:- Mukesh Ambani 2. Which country company Toyota Motor appears at the top ranked in the top-1500 Global R&D investments list ? Ans:- Japan 3. On 29 January 2013 (CRR) from 4.5% to Ans:- 4 percent 4. On 23 January 2013 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected that the economic growth rate of India in 2013 would be ? Ans:- 5.9 percent SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 1. NASA/ESA Astronomers had captured one of the flattest galaxies known in the universe, sitting like a silver needle in the haystack of space using Hubble Space Telescope.What is the name of the galaxy? Ans:- IC 2233 2. What cells in White blood cells having the capacity to kill the tumour (Cancer) cell? Ans:- T lymphocytes 3. What is the name of the rocket used to launch a Mars Orbiter Mission in the midOctober 2013? The Reserve Bank of India slashed Cash Reserve Ratio

Ans:- PSLV-XL 4. How many earth size plantes are found in a Milky way Glaxy? Ans:- 17 billion 5. What is the name of the missile successfully test fired by the Indian Navy on09 January 2013 at Visakhapatnam? Ans:- Brahmos 6. What is the name of the largest Space structure found in the Universe? Ans:- Large Quasar Group(LQG) 7. What is the name of the underwater ballistic missile India successfully test fired on 27 January 2013? Ans:- K-15. 8. What is the name of the multi-barrel rocket launcher (MBRL) weapon system, was successfully test fired from a defence base at Chandipur-on-sea on 30 January 2013? Ans:- Pinaka PERSONS IN NEWS A) APPOINTMENTS 1. Who is the first minority community person appointed as a chief of the Intelligence Bureau? Ans:- Asif Ibrahim 2. Who is appointed a deputy governor at the Reserve Bank of India on 02 January 2013? Ans:- Urjit Patel 4. Who is the present chairman of 20th Law Commission? Ans:- Justice DK Jain 5. Who is the first woman speaker and Indian-origin Parliament on 08 Janauary 2013? Ans:- Halimah Yacob 6. Who is the new Chairman and Managing Director of Canara Bank? elected for the Singapores

Ans:- RK Dubey 7. Who is the new executive director of Central Bank of India appointed on 11 January 2013? Ans:- Raj Kumar Goyal 8. Who is the Founding Chairwoman of CIIs women wing Ans:- Suchitra Ella 9. Who is the present Secretary of State of America? Ans:- John Kerry 10. Who is the present President of Czech? Ans:- Milos Zeman B) RESIGNS 1. Who is the first woman chief justice SriLanka dismissed by the Sri Lankan President? Ans:- Shirani Bandamayake C) DEATHS 1. Who is the oldest surviving woman of the world, died at the age of 115 years in a town near Tokyo, Japan on 12 Jan. 2012 ? Ans:- Koto Okubo 2. Who is the the former all-rounder of India from Surat died on 13 January 2013 in Mumbai ? Ans:- Rusi Framroze Surti 3. Who is the co-founder of Reditt committed suicide on 11 January 2013 ? Ans:- Aaron Awartz D) VISITORS 1. Which village was visited by Mauritius President Rajkeswur Purryag in Bihar near patna on January 2013 ? Ans:- Bojeetpore 2. Who visited Vietnam on January 2013 from India ?

Ans:- Vice President Hamid Ansari 3. Who visited the India from Bhutan on 23 January 2013? Ans:- Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck E)MISCELLANEOUS 1. In which case Ex-CM of Haryana Om Prakash Chautala arrested on 16 January 2013? Ans:-Teachers Recruitment Scam 2. Who is the oldest Indian woman conquer the 6 Summits,the highest mountains of each of the six continents? Ans:- Premlata Agarwal 3. What is the name of the Tibetan Monk got sentenced to death by the Chinese Court for encouraging the self-Immolations? Ans:- Lorang Konhok PLACES IN NEWS 1. On 27 January 2013 In which country 233 People Killed in Night Club Fire Accident ? Ans:- Brazil ABBREVIATIONS 1. What is the abbreviation of WEF? Ans:- World Economic Forum BOOKS IN NEWS 1. Who is the author of My Share of the Task : A Memoir Book ,which was released on 7 January 2013 ? Ans:- General Stanley McChrystal COMMITTEES 1. What is the name of the committee set up to recommend measures to improve laws dealing with sexual offences on 23 December 2012? Ans:- JS Verma