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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 09 August 2012

1. The director and chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra resigns at the 66th annual general meeting of Mahindra & Mahindra in Mumbai on 08 August 2012. What is the name of industry veteran who served as the director for 64 years at M&M and chairman for 48 years?
[A]Anand Mahindra
[B]Keshub Mahindra
[C]Bharat Doshi
[D]J.C. Mahindra


2. In a bid to have paperless House proceedings, which state's Assembly members will get i-Pads during the next session, as announced by the state's Chief Minister on 8 August 2012 during the ongoing session?
[A]Bihar
[B]Gujarat
[C]Goa
[D]Delhi


3. India on Thursday 9th August 2012 successfully test-fired its medium range nuclear capable missile with a strike range of 2000km as part of a user trial by the Army from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast in a bid to improve its missile program. What is teh name of the missile?
[A]Brahmos
[B]Agni II
[C]Aakash
[D]Shaurya


4. Announced on Thursday 9th August 2012, Indian industrial production slid in June for the third time in four months, with output of capital goods plunging the most on record, adding to signs of faltering growth in Asia's third-largest economy. By what percentage the industrial production has declined in the month of June 2012?
[A]2.5%
[B]2.2%
[C]2.0%
[D]1.8%


5. Indian woman boxer Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom stood third in the London 2012 Olympic Games and garnered her first olympic Bronze medal on August 8, 2012. Women's boxing first appeared in the Olympic Games at a demonstration bout in 1902. When was the first time women's boxing was included as an Olympic sport?
[A]1906
[B]1960
[C]2008
[D]2012


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