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Monday, 4 March 2013

Current Affairs - January 2013









REGIONAL
1. National School Athletic champion - Kerala (33 g 28 s 18 b)
2. First Nishagandhi Award by Kerala Tourism Department to : Mrinalini Sarabhai
3. Winner of 58th State School Arts Festival this year : Kozhikode
4. Mascot of 67th Santhosh Trophy – Kichu (designed by KU Anoop Das, logo desined by Preejith)
5. The boy becomes the Intenational Master norm in chess recently - SL Narayanan
NATIONAL
1. Who won the 40th Ranji Trophy – Mumbai (beat Saurashtra)
2. International Science Co-operation given by Chinese Academy of Science 2012 to : CNR Rao
3. Reserve Bank slashed repo rate to _ and CRR to _ percent. (7.75,4) Reverse Repo - 6.75%
4. The person sentenced to 35 years in prison by US court who was the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack – David Coleman Headley (Pakistani – American)
5. IMF forecasted World Economic Growth rate to be _ in the year 2013. (3.5 %)
6. IMF forecasted Indian Economic Growth rate to be _ in the year 2013. (5.9 %)
7. Who was appointed as party president of Shiv Sena – Uddhav Thakerey
8. The new National President of BJP – Rajnath Singh
9. The chief guest of India’s Republic Day parade 2013 – Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk
10. Who appointed as the Vice President of Indian National Congress – Rahul Gandhi
11. 58th Filmfare Award 2013 : Best Film (Barfi), Best Actor (Ranbir Kapoor), Best Actress (Vidhya Balan), Best Director (Sujoy Ghosh)
12. Winner of Mumbai half Marathon - Jackson Kiprop
13. The first fast patrol vessel built for Indian Coast Guard (launched by Cochin Shipyard Ltd) – Aadesh
14. The new Commandant of NDA – Airmarshall Kulwant Singh Gill
15. The new Chairman of Law Commission – Justice D.K Jain
16. CEAT International Cricketer of the year – Virat Kohli
17. The new Deputy Governor of RBI – Urjit Patel
18. The person named the chairman of 14th Finance Commission – Y.V Reddy
19. The new Director of Intelligence Bureau – Syed Asif Ibrahim
20. New Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Center – S. Ramakrishnan
21. The Aryabhatta Award by Astronomical Society of India awarded to : Dr.A.E  Muthunayagam, Dr.V.K Saraswat
22. Miss South India 2013 - Anusha Venkittaraman (Chennai)

INTERNATIONAL
1. The first President of Czech Republic through direct election : Milos Zeman
2. Australian Open 2013 men’s category won by : Novak Djokovic
3. Australian Open 2013 women’s category won by : Victoria Azarenko (Belarus)
4. Barack Obama sworn in as President of US for the second term in : 20th January 2013
5. First women speaker of Singapore parliament (Indian origin) – Halimah Yacob
6. Author of the novel based on Adolf Hitler named Er Ist Wieder Da (He’s back) – Timur Vermes
7. World Conference on International Telecommunication held at : Dubai
8. Golden Globe Awards 2013 : Best Film (Argo), Best Actor (Daniel Day Lewiz), Best Actress (Jessica Chastain) Best Director (Ben Affleck-Argo)
9. The recently discovered oldest super predator living on earth : Tyrant Swimmer
10. Athlete of the year by JAAN Golden Cleats Award : Usain Bolt & Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce
11. Fossil of the early bird lived 125 million years ago discovered in China. Name the bird : Sulcavis Geeorum
12. ICC Hall of fame award : Glen McGrath
13. FIFA Ballond’Or Award won by – Lionel Messi

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