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Monday, August 6, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 06 August 2012

1. Curiosity, a Mars rover, landed on the surface of the Mars planet on August 6, 2012. It is the part of a robotic space probe mission to Mars launched by NASA on November 26, 2011. What is the name of the robotic space probe mission?
[A]Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
[B]Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
[C]Planetary Science Laboratory (PSL)
[D]NASA Science Laboratory (NSL)


2. On August 5, 2012, a mass shooting took place at a Sikh temple in America. A lone gunman opened fire, killing six people and wounding at least three others. Which place in America this Gurudwara (Sikh Temple) located?
[A]Aurora, Colorado
[B]Blacksburg, Virginia
[C]Collier Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
[D]Oak Creek, Wisconsin


3. Which American automaker strikes a $559 million marketing deal with English football club Manchester United on 05 August 2012?
[A]Ford
[B]General Motors
[C]Chrysler
[D]Chevrolet


4. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, on 5 August 2012 Usain Bolt won the 100 metres gold medal with a running time of 9.63 seconds, setting a new Olympic record for that particular distance and defending his gold medal from the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. With his 2012 win, Bolt became the first man to defend an Olympic sprint title since Carl Lewis in 1988. Which country Bolt belongs to?
[A]USA
[B]Trinidad and Tobago
[C]Jamaica
[D]Kenya


5. Jailed Islamist cleric Abu Bakar Bashir threatens to wage war in Burma following alleged abuses by Buddhists against the country's Rohingya people by the Tatmadaw, in a letter to Burmese president Thein Sein on 4th August 2012. What is Tatmadaw?
[A]Head Buddhists Monk of Myanmar(Burma)
[B]Myanmar Police Force
[C]People Militia Units
[D]Myanmar Armed Forces


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