25 January 2013 – Daily Current Affairs

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David Coleman Headley Mid-day

1) Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley was sentenced to how many years in prison by a U.S. court on 24 January 2013 for masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks? – 35 years (Headley was sentenced by U.S. federal district court judge Harry Leinenweber in Chicago)

2) Which Indian author is among a list of 10 authors from around the world for this year’s £60,000 Man Booker International Prize? – Kannada writer U.R. Ananthamurthy (Man Booker is awarded every two years to a living author in recognition of his or her achievement in fiction)

3) U.S. Defence Secretary Leon E. Panetta is soon set to lift U.S. military’s official ban on women in combat according to latest reports from Pentagon. When was this ban clamped by Pentagon that restricted women from artillery, armour, infantry and other such combat roles? – 1994

4) Which are the four newest lending institutions that have became signatory to become part of the Credit Risk Guarantee Fund Trust (CRGF) for low-income housing? – Allahabad Bank, HUDCO, Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) and State Bank of Patiala

5) Recently argument in favour of a tax on super-rich is gaining currency in India. What is currently the supposed definition of super-rich in India in the looking for possibility of a higher tax on super-rich by the Finance Ministry? – Persons with an annual income of Rs. 1 crore

6) What is the projected global economic growth rate for year 2013 as given in an update by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its World Economic Outlook (WEO) report presented at the ongoing WEF on 23 January 2013? – 3.5 per cent (IMF had given 3.2 per cent global growth rate for 2012)

7) What is the projected economic growth rate for India for year 2013 as given in an update by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its World Economic Outlook (WEO) report? – 5.9 per cent

8) Which airport has recently become the first airport in India to use solar power for running its grid system? – Cochin International Airport (Kerala)

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