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Monday, August 20, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 20 August 2012

1. Olympic medal winners, shooter Vijay Kumar and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt were jointly recommended on 19th August 2012, for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the country's highest sporting honour. The names were selected by the Arjuna Awards and Khel Ratna Committee. Who is currently heading this committee?
[A]Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
[B]Ajay Maken
[C]Aslam Sher Khan
[D]Dhanraj Pillai


2. As per the forecast on 19th August 2012 by Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), what is the expected per cent growth this fiscal(2012-13) in Railway freight traffic?
[A]4.9%
[B]5%
[C]5.1%
[D]5.2%


3. Which company will commence non-scheduled chartered flight operations, aims at connecting key economic zones like Ahmedabad, Surat, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar and Kandla through 12 daily flights in Gujarat from August 20, 2012?
[A]Air India Regional
[B]Deccan Charters
[C]Club One Air
[D]Jagson Airlines


4. What is the name of ousted Chongqing Politburo leader Bo Xilai's wife, who is given a suspended death sentence on 20th August 2012 for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood in China?
[A]Wang Lijun
[B]Wang Lulu
[C]Gu Kailai
[D]Bo Guagua


5. The Cincinnati Masters or Cincinnati Open is an annual outdoor hardcourt tennis event held in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason, Ohio, USA. The event started on September 18, 1899 and is the oldest tennis tournament in the United States played in its original city. Who won the Men's Singles titles played on 19th August 2012 and thus made a new record for Most Men's Singles titles in this tournament by winning it for the 5th time?
[A]Novak Djokovic
[B]Roger Federer
[C]Andy Murray
[D]Rafael Nadal


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