Sunday, 19 February 2012

Current Affrairs February 2012 Questions and Answers Part-I

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Current Affairs February 2012 Questions and Answers


Continuing the trends of posting the Current Affairs, In this post on Current Affairs we are posting the Current Affairs February 2012 Questions and Answers.Theses questions are very useful for students for Upcoming Competitive Exams.Students must go through the Current Affairs February 2012 questions and Answers and accordingly memorize the same

Here are some of the Important National Current Affairs Questions and answers for February 2012

  Shehan Karunatilaka is the winner of DSC Prize 2012: 

Singapore based Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka was awarded DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2012, at the Jaipur Literature Festival in Rajasthan on January 21, 2012. The novel explores cricket as a metaphor to uncover a lost life and lost history.

Rajasthan is the winner of 78th Ranji Trophy Championship:

Rajasthan won its second consecutive Ranji Trophy title (cricket) by defeating Tamil Nadu in Chennai on January 23, 2012 on the basis of its mammoth 326-run lead in first innings.

India has been ranked Sixth most innovative country in the world:

India was ranked the sixth most innovative country in the world in multinational conglomerate GE's second Annual Global Innovation Barometer published on January 18, 2012. The report is based on a survey of 2,800 Senior Business Executives in 22 countries and identifies the top enablers for innovation in the country.

The Law Commission of India recently recommended the dilution of Anti Dowry Law:

The Law Commission of India headed by P.V. Reddy recommended to the Government to make section 498-A of the Indian Penal Code which deals with harassment for dowry and cruelty to woman in her matrimonial home a compoundable offence to be compromised by the parties to the dispute. India has cleared ambitious missiles

Deal for Mirage 2000 aircraft fleet:

India on January 4, cleared a € 950 million deal to procure 500 air-to-air missiles from a French firm MBDA. The missiles will be deployed on Indian Air Force's 51 Mirage 2000 aircraft fleet which are already undergoing upgrades at a French facilities under a € 1-47 billion deal signed earlier.

The number of Padma Vibhushan Awardees this year is five:

This year K.G. Subramanyan (Art-painting and sculpture), Late Mario de Miranda (Art Cartoonist), Late Bhupen Hazarika (Art-Vocal Music) Dr. Kantilal Hastimal Sancheti, (Medicine-Orthopedics), and T.V. Rajeshwar (Civil Service) have been selected for Padma Vibhushan—the second highest civilian award of India.

Navdeep Singh was decorated with Ashok Chakra posthumously:

Lieutenant Navdeep Singh of the Army who killed four terrorists before laying down his life in Jammu and Kashmir in August 2011 was awarded the Ashok Chakra—the highest peacetime gallantry award posthumously on Republic Day January 26, 2012.

The 99th Indian Science Congress was recently held in Bhubaneshwar:

The 99th Indian Science Congress was held in Bhubaneshwar the focal theme of which was—Science and Technology for Inclusive Innovation Role of Women. The Congress was inaugurated by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on January 3, 2012 at the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) in Bhubaneshwar (Odisha).

The second nuclear submarine of India headed for year-end launch is INS Andaman:

The construction of a second Arihant class nuclear submarine to be named INS Andaman is moving fast at the Ship Building Centre (SBC) in Vishakhapatnam. It is slated for launch by this year end or in the first quarter of next year in 2013.

The Union Cabinet has approved National Policy on NDPS:

The Union Cabinet of India on January 12, 2012 approved the Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Policy-with the objective of checking of illicit production of psychotropic substances, curb drug abuse and stop trafficking of such items. It aims at social re-integration of victims of drug abuse.

The Government has launched NACO's Red Ribbon Express Phase III:

Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on January 12, 2012 launched the National AIDS Control Organisation's Red Ribbon Express Phase-Ill in New Delhi. The train aims at mass awareness about AIDS control by particularly focussing on micro-planning with exhibition and folk troupes.

India and China, in January 2012 resumed their 15 round of boundary talks:

The 15th round of India-China Special Representatives Talks on Boundary Issue was held in January 2012. The India side was led by National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon while Chinese side was headed by State Councillor Dai Bingguo. Both sides, at the conclusion of the meeting, agreed to set up a working mechanism on boundary question between the two countries.

India celebrated its First Polio Free Year on 13th January, 2012:

On January 13, 2012 India reached a major milestone in the history of polio eradication—a year without any case of wild polio disease being recorded. During the 12 month milestone in India the last case of polio was
reported was that of a two year old girl in West Bengal on January 13, 2011.

42% of underweight (malnourished) children younger than five in India: 

Forty-two per cent of children in India younger than 5 are underweight and nearly 60 per cent are stunned. The Hunger and Malnutrition Survey monitored over 1,00,000 children in 112 districts across nine states in the country from October 2010 to February 2011 revealed this fact. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh released the report in January 2011.

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