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Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 22 August 2012

1. Employees of public sector banks have gone on two-day nationwide strike starting 22nd August 2012. The strike call was given by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU). Among other things, the trade unions are protesting against one Bill which is pending in Parliament and implementation of the Khandelwal committee report. Which bill related to the banking reforms is pending in parliament?
[A]Banking Laws Amendment Bill
[B]Banking Reforms Amendment Bill
[C]Unilateral Banking Practices Amendment Bill
[D]Banking Practices Amendment Bill


2. Who has been elected as the Deputy Chairperson of the Upper house of the Indian Parliament, Rajya Sabha on 21st August 2012?
[A]Dr K Rehman Khan
[B]Dr Smt Najma Heptulla
[C]Rajiv Shukla
[D]P.J. Kurien


3. On 21st August 2012, Century Plyboards (I), makers of the Centuryply brand of plywood and decorative veneers, announced its foray into the readymade furniture retail business by launching a chain of complete home lifestyle solutions. By which name Century Plyboards is launching its retail stores?
[A]Century Furniture
[B]CentPly Furniture
[C]Nesta Furniture
[D]Century Homes


4. He was the Prime Minister of Ethiopia from 1995 until his death on 20th August 2012. From 1985, he was the chairman of the Tigrayan Peoples' Liberation Front (TPLF), and the head of the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). He was President of Ethiopia from 1991 to 1995. Can you name the person?
[A]Haile Mariam Desalegne
[B]Meles Zenawi
[C]Negasso Gidada
[D]Tamirat Layne


5. The US Food and Drugs Administration is removing 27 Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) approvals on 22nd August 2012 held by Indian generic drugs maker after Indian drugmaker requested withdrawl of approval under a consent decree of permanent injunction entered on January 26, 2012. Which Indian drugmaker requested it?
[A]Ranbaxy Laboratories
[B]Wockhardt
[C]Sun Pharmaceuticals
[D]Dr. Reddy's Laboratories


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