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

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

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

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

Q. Who has been appointed as the new CEO of Cipla? Ans: Subhanu Saxena. Q. Who has been re-elected as the Chairman of United Nations Panel of External Auditors? Ans: Vinod Rai. Q. What is the name of 2014 Fifa World Cup Mascot? Ans: Fuleco. Q. Which country won the T20 World Cup for the Blind? Ans: India. Q. In which year Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) was launched? Ans: 2008. Q. Dinar is the currency of which country? Ans: Iraq. Q. Who has assumed charge as Executive Director on the Board of the International Monetary Fund? Ans: Dr. Rakesh Mohan. Q. Who has been honored with the Hoover Medal at the Global Humanitarian Technology Conference in Seattle in Washington? Ans: V. Narayan Murthy. Q. Who was Keith Campbell, who died at the age of 58? Ans: Scientist. Q. Former _______ all-rounder Kevin Curran has died. Ans: Zimbabwe. Q. The former King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk has died in ______. Ans: China. Q. Who was Margaret Osborne DuPont, who has died at the age of 94? Ans: Tennis Player. Q. Who was T. Samuel, who has died at the age of 86? Ans: Cartoonist. Q. Who is the President of Mauritania? Ans: Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. Q. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of ICCs Cricket Committee? Ans: Anil Kumble. Q. The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on ______. Ans: 15th October, 2008.

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

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

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

Q. Which network won the Hyderabad IPL Franchise for 85.05 Crores per year? Ans: Sun TV Network. Q. How many Indian companies have figured among Newsweeks annual rankings of the Worlds greenest companies? Ans: Thirteen. Q. Which city of India has figured among the 10 most attractive cities for international travel shoppers in the Asia-Pacific region? Ans: Delhi. Q. India has signed a Protocol amending the Convention on avoidance of double taxation with which country? Ans: United Kingdom. Q. Who is the current MD and CE of BSE? Ans: Ashish Kumar Chauhan. Q. SAIL has appointed around _______ rural dealers in the first six months of 2012-13. Ans: 450. Q. India is the ______ largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world. Ans: Second. Q. Which construction major has bagged an order worth Rs 1,252 crore from the Delhi Metro? Ans: L & T.