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Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 16 August 2012

1. On 15th August the High Court of this country upholds legislation providing for plain packaging of cigarettes. The new legislation will be implemented throughout the country from December 2012. It will be the first country in the world to require tobacco products to be sold in plain packaging. Which country are we talking about?
[A]India
[B]Australia
[C]Canada
[D]New Zealand


2. Chief Justice of India, SH Kapadia, has cautioned the government on 15th August 2012 against haste in introducing the judicial accountability bill while adding that the legislation should not come in the way of judicial independence. What is the name of this bill which was passed by the Lok Sabha and is listed for consideration in the Rajya Sabha?
[A]Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, 2010
[B]Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, 2012
[C]Judicial Accountability Bill, 2010
[D]Judicial Standards Bill, 2010


3. In a statement released on 16th August 2012 this PSU company is making a foray into energy sector besides implementing a host of new projects and expansion works as per its diversification plan,. It has formed a Joint Venture with Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) to set up nuclear power plants in India. Which company is diversifying into Energy Sector?
[A]Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
[B]Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)
[C]National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO)
[D]Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)


4. On 16th August 2012, a group of terrorists armed with sophisticated weapons and suicide vests stormed a key Pakistan Air Force base in Punjab province that is believed to house nuclear weapons, triggering an intense gun battle that left seven attackers and a security personnel dead. The terrorists sneaked into which airbase despite a state of high alert at the facility?
[A]Tarbela Ghazi Airbase
[B]Masroor Airbase
[C]Risalpur Airbase
[D]Kamra Airbase


5. Which foreign stock exchange opened its day with the colours of the Indian flag as Consul General Prabhu Dayal rang the opening bell at the stock exchange on 15th August 2012 celebrating India's 66th Independence Day?
[A]National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ )
[B]New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
[C]London Stock Exchange (LSE)
[D]Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE)


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