Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) Current Affairs Contributed by Heera updated on Jan 2021

ONGC General awareness Questions and Answers latest current affairs March April 2013 

1. The World Bank in the month of March 2013 barred which company from doing any business with it or the projects funded by it for a period of six months?
a) Punj Lloyd Group
b) Lanco Infratech Limited
c) Larsen & Toubro
d) IVRCL Infrastructures & Projects Ltd
Answer: (c) Larsen & Toubro

2. The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) on 6 March 2013 cleared the investment proposal of which Malaysian budget carrier to launch the new airline along with Tata Group and Arun Bhatia's Telestra Tradeplace?
a) Cebu Pacific
b) AirAsia
c) JetStar
d) Tiger Airways
Answer: (b) AirAsia

3. Which confectionary giant was slapped with a notice demanding 250 crore Rupees by the Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence on the grounds of excise duty evasion?
a) Cadbury India Ltd
b) Wrigley India
c) Lotte India
d) Perk India Ltd
Answer: (a) Cadbury India Ltd

4. Which telecom company in the month of March 2013 launched high quality voice service for its subscribers in Kenya, Rwanda, Malawi and Nigeria in the African sub-continent?
a) Vodafone
b) Reliance
c) Idea Cellular
d) Bharti Airtel
Answer: (d) Bharti Airtel

5. Microsoft launched the new version of which software for the businesses running in India? This software will facilitate sharing the data seamlessly across the computers and mobiles with the help of cloud computing technology.
a) MS Office 2009
b) MS Office 365
c) MS Office 2013
d) MS Office 2010
Answer: (b) MS Office 365

• The Person who on 1 April 2013 took over charge as the secretary of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT)- M F Farooqui

• The bank which had won the prestigious FE India’s Best Banks Award-2012-13 in recognition of its strong fundamentals and dynamic growth model- J&K Bank

• The Day declared by United Nations General Assembly as the World Autism Awareness Day- 2 April

• The Place where Olive Crown Awards 2013 took place on 1 April 2013- Mumbai

• The Minister of Culture, who on 2 April 2013 inaugurated the Tagore Centre for Global Thought at India Institute of King’s College, London- Chandresh Kumari Katoch

• Oscar Winning Screenplay Writer, who died in New York on 3 April 2013- Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

• The person who on 4 April 2013 was appointed as the new director of the state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp’s (ONGC) Exploration- Narendra Kumar Verma

• The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Critic for Chicago Sun-Times who died at the age of 70 years on 4 April 2013 at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago- Roger Ebert

• Padma Shree Awardee and a renowned epigraphist and numismatist who died at his residence in Kolkata on 4 April 2013- Bratindra Nath Mukherjee

• The co-founder and Executive Co-Chairman of Infosys, who on 5 April 2013 was elected as the President of the industry body (CII) for the year 2013-14- S Gopalakrishnan

• The Country where SAARC Ministerial Level Meet on Poverty concluded on 5 April 2013- Nepal

• The city where 2 day International Workshop on Green National Accounting for India Concluded on 6 April 2013- New Delhi

• The Hospitality Group which was conferred with the National Award for Excellence in Hospitality Education 2011-12 on 5 April 2013- Lalit Suri Hospitality Group

• The person who became the first Indian to Circumnavigate Globe Solo and Non-Stop on a sail boat- Lt Cdr Abhilash Tomy

• The Former British Prime Minister and Iron Lady of Britain who died at the age of 87 following a stroke on 8 April 2013- Margaret Thatcher

• The Person who was appointed as the new chairman of the NASSCOM for its the Executive Council for 2013-14- Krishnakumar Natarajan

• The place where the 2013 Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA) ceremony took place on 6 April 2013- BC Place, Vancouver

• The Person who was sworn-in as the Fourth President of Kenya on 9 April 2013- Uhuru Kenyatta

• The Electric utilities company which was conferred with the Business Leader in the Power Sector at the NDTV Business Leadership Awards in New Delhi on 9 April 2013- NTPC Ltd

• The nuclear-capable Missile which was successfully test-fired by Pakistan on 10 April 2013. - Hatf-IV ballistic missile

• The day which was observed as National Safe Motherhood day across India -11 April 2013

• The Person who was appointed as the Chairman of the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on population and Development on 11 April 2013 at Bangkok- PJ Kurien

• The Legendary Actor who was awarded with Bollywood’s Highest Honour Dada Saheb Phalke Award on 12 April 2013- Pran

• The anti-British revolutionary, considered to be the last remaining link to sub-continent decessive past died at Kolkata at the age of 104 years - Binod Bihari Chowdhary

• The Palestinian Prime Minister who resigned on 13 April 2013 after falling out with president Mahmud Abbas- Salam Fayyad

• The Indian Politician who was unanimously re-elected as the national President of Janata Dal (United) for third time in a row, on 14 April 2013- Sharad Yadav

• The Person who was declared the winner of Venezuela's presidential election on 14 April 2013- Nicolas Maduro

• The Indian-Origin Economist who Won John Bates Clark Medal For 2013- Raj Chetty

• The Person who as per the 16th Annual Global CEO survey, was figured among the top three most admired leaders of the world- Mahatma Gandhi

• The International Newspaper which had won four Pulitzer Prizes on 15 April 2013, including the award for investigative reporting for stories- New York Times

• The Person who took over as the Managing Director of Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) on 16 April 2013- Sunil Kumar