Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Informals '13 Part 4: Current Affairs!

- Vaishnavi manjunath 
  Varsha Srikeshava

1)  Name the Indian American origin astronaut , also an US navy officer who recently took over as the command of International Space Station ,an aritificial satellite in lower earth orbit serving as microgravity and space environment research laboratory which is also a joint project of five space agencies including NASA.

2)  Supporting and promoting this critical issue,NDTV in partnership with coca-cola India,CAF and UN Habitat launched this campaign.It raised 13.6 crores after a 12 hour telethon. Many celebrities supported this .Name the campaign.

3)  Name the primate sent into the space recently in January 2013 by Iran in the “Pishgam “ rocket to a height of 72 miles and retrieved it back alive. The main purpose of launching this primate and also other animals into space is to investigate biological effects of travel space.

4)  X is an American multinational computer technology corporation employing more than 103,300 people worldwide and listed at number 44 in the Fortune 500 list .It recently announced that it would become private in a $24.4 billion leveraged buyoutand thus remove itself from the NASDAQ and Hong Kong Stock Exchange, so that its shares are no longer being traded on a (public) stock exchange.  

5)  A leading company with primary products like mobile telephones and portable IT devices sold its head quarters to Exilion,a Finnish real estate company.It added electricity generation to its business activities in the early 20th century and recently made a strategic partnership with Microsoft in adopting its OS replacing its earlier main OS in its smartphones. Which company am I talking about?

6)  Name the youngest South Korean teenager to be the winner of European Tour Golf event by winning at the New Zealand Women Open in feb 2013. She was also the youngest winner on the LPGA(Ladies Professional Golf Association) tour when she triumphed at the Canadian Open at 15yrs of age.

7)  ‘X’ is being sued by a patent-holding company acting on behalf of a dead Dutch programmer called Joannes Jozef Everardus van Der Meer. Rembrandt Social Media are suing ‘X’ over their use of the ‘ Y’, along with various other features used on the social network. X & Y?

8)  Kaspersky Lab ,the Russian cyber security reported that leading countries like India,Russia and Germany which are hit by cyber spying targeting science research,diplomatic and governmental organizations which enables the attackers to steal data from mobile devices,slurp up configuration information from network equipment.The cyber spy shares its name with a fictitious Typhoon class submarine in Tom Clancy novel. Name it.

9)  What activity is governed by the 'Concorde agreement,' the seventh version of which is currently under negotiation?’

10)  A leading car manufacturer acclaimed the title of top automaker of the World in 2012,recording the highest sales and beating its arch rivals Volkswagen and General motors which launched a five speed automatic version of fortuner SUV. Vehciles of this company were sold under the family name of its founder in early 19th century. Which company am I talking about?

11)  X, a contemporary Indian musician was born in varanasi in 1920.He spent his youth in Europe and India with dance group of his brother but later gave up dancing in 1938.He was also a nominated member of rajyasabha and a Bharat Ratna awardee who also influenced the US band “The Beatles”. X was recently honoured with one of the most prestigious awards posthumously. Gimme X.

12)  ID the logo.

13)  A system where the political leaders we elect and place in the Parliament are directly responsible to the voters who elected them. Our party's vision is to realize a dream of swaraj that Gandhiji had envisaged for a free india — where the power of governance and rights of democracy will be in the hands of the people of India.  Is the vision of?

1 comment :

Chaitanya said...

1. Sunita Williams
2. Greenathon?
3. Iran's monkey, no idea it had a name.
4. Dell, Inc.
5. Nokia
7. Facebook, Graph search?
9. F1
10. Toyota
11. Ravi Shankar, Grammies
12. Special Olympics
13. Aam Aadmi Party?