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17 August 2012 - Latest Current Affairs Quiz

1. Ecuador granted political asylum to Julian Assange on Thursday, 16 August 2012, setting the stage for a standoff between the Andean nation and the U.K., which vowed to extradite Mr. Assange to Sweden to face questioning in a sexual-assault investigation. Who is Julian Assange?
[A]Co-founder of Wikipedia
[B]WikiLeaks founder
[C]Gay rights activists
[D]CEO of TrapWire - a counter-terrorism technology company

2. On 16 August 2012, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) board has approved a wide range of comprehensive reforms to revamp the primary markets. The market regulator’s board has cleared norm for e-IPOs. Sebi has also made it mandatory for all listed companies must have a minimum ________ public shareholding by June 2013.

3. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on Thursday, 16 August 2012, about $2 million settlement by this MNC (Multi National Company) for federal civil charges of failing to prevent secret payments in its sales operations in India. This MNC violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by allowing its Indian subsidiary to secretly set aside money that went to phony local vendors. Which MNC was involved in these violations which occurred from 2005 to 2007?

4. On 17th August 2012, in a first for the country, doctors conducted a computer assisted total hip replacement procedure on cadavers, in what would lead to better treatment of patients suffering hip joint damage. Doctors will conduct a live surgery on August 18, 2012 using the computer assisted technique. Which hospital would be doing this First computer assisted total hip replacement in the country?
[A]All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi
[B]Lilawati Hospital, Mumbai
[C]Global Hospital, Chennai
[D]Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon

5. On 17 August 2012 the Obama Administration has announced setting up of an institute for manufacturing innovations which will help prevent jobs going to India and China. "This institute will help make sure that manufacturing jobs of tomorrow take root not in places like China or India, but right here in the United States of America," US President Barack Obama said in a statement. What is the name of the institute which will be based in Ohio and will be a public-private partnership initiative?
[A]The Manufacturing Institute of Innovative Practices
[B]National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute
[C]Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation
[D]National Autonomous Manufacturing Innovation Institute


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