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Monday, August 27, 2012

Daily Current Affair Quiz - 27 August 2012

1. In which country, the female wing of a civil rights group is urging women to stage a week-long sex strike starting Monday, 27th August 2012, to demand the resignation of the country's president Faure Gnassingbe?
[A]Liberia
[B]Togo
[C]Philippines
[D]Kenya


2. Under single window service, a telecom company on 26 August 2012 has started providing mobile connections, landline and broadband at the doorstep of customers. Customers just need to send an SMS or communicate online about their need. In a first first of its kind service in country, which company has started home delivery of telecom connections?
[A]Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)
[B]Reliance Communications
[C]Tata Indicom
[D]Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)


3. India beat defending champions Australia by six wickets in the final to win the ICC Under-19 World Cup on 26th August 2012. Skipper Unmukt Chand, adjudged man of the match, became the third Indian captain to lift the trophy, joining Mohammad Kaif (2000) and Virat Kohli (2008). Where was this world cup final played?
[A]Townsville, Australia
[B]Sydney, Australia
[C]Tamworth, Australia
[D]Caloundra, Australia


4. Virbhadra Singh resigned from the office of "Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises" of the Republic of India on 26 June 2012, as a consequence of corruption charges being pressed against him. Now on Sunday, 26 August 2012, Congress central leadership appointed him as Himachal Pradesh Congress chief. Whom did he replace as HP Congress chief?
[A]Thakur Ram Lal
[B]Shanta Kumar
[C]Kaul Singh Thakur
[D]Prem Kumar Dhumal


5. On 26 August 2012, a team of scientists have made the first-ever mechanical device that can measure the mass of individual molecules one at a time. This new technology, the researchers say, will eventually help doctors diagnose diseases, enable biologists to study viruses and probe the molecular machinery of cells, and even allow scientists to better measure nanoparticles and air pollution. Which university's scientists led this project?
[A]Johns Hopkins University
[B]California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
[C]Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
[D]University of Oxford


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