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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 19 August 2012

1. Who has been elected as the new chairman of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) on 18 August 2012, which markets the famous Amul brand?
[A]Parthi Bhatol
[B]Dr Verghese Kurien
[C]Jayesh C. Patel
[D]Vipul Chaudhary


2. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressed the Golden Jubilee Convocation of IIT Bombay in Mumbai on Saturday 18 August 2012. Who has been conferred the degree of 'Doctor of Science - Honoris Causa' on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee Convocation by IIT Bombay?
[A]Azim Premji
[B]N. R. Narayana Murthy
[C]Vinita Bali
[D]Shikha Sharma


3. Which Indian batsman announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday 18 August 2012, saying it was "time to move on" despite his selection for the two-test series against New Zealand?
[A]Rahul Dravid
[B]Vangipurappu Venkata Sai Laxman
[C]Sourav Ganguly
[D]Mohammad Kaif


4. As announced on Saturday, 18 August 2012, who is replacing former secretary-general Kofi Annan as peace envoy to Syria?
[A]Eduardo del Buey
[B]Ban Ki-Moon
[C]Lakhdar Brahimi
[D]Qin Gang


5. Miss World 2012, the 62nd edition of the Miss World pageant was held on August 18, 2012 in Dongsheng Fitness Center Stadium, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China. 116 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown, marking the biggest turnout in the pageant's history. Who won the title of Miss World 2012?
[A]Ivian Sarcos
[B]Sophie Moulds
[C]Yu Wenxia
[D]Jessica Kahawaty


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