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Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 24 August 2012

1. Defeated presidential candidate Purno A. Sangma will float a new tribal-centric party in Meghalaya on 24th August 2012. What is the name of the new party?
[A]National People's Party (NPP)
[B]National Democratic Party (NDP)
[C]National Tribal Party (NTP)
[D]National Tribal Democratic Party (NTDP)


2. Food and Consumer Affairs Minister KV Thomas said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha on Thursday 23rd August 2012 that there would be a change in the packaging weight of the FMCG products as new standard packaging norms mooted by the government will come into effect from November 1, 2012 and there will be no arbitrary packaging. Which rule was amended by the government for this?
[A]Legal Metrology Rules, 2011
[B]Standard Packaging Rules, 2011
[C]Packaged Commodities Rule, 2011
[D]Food Safety and Standards Act, 2011


3. Which sportsperson has announced on 23 August 2012 that he will not contest United States Anti-Doping Agency charges of doping paving the way for him to be stripped of his titles including seven Tour de France victories?
[A]Lance Armstrong
[B]Bradley Wiggins
[C]Carl Lewis
[D]George Hincapie


4. Which company has unveiled its first new logo in 25 years on Thursday, 23rd August 2012, as it looks to unify its branding ahead of a clutch of new product releases this year?
[A]IBM
[B]Coca Cola
[C]Pepsi
[D]Microsoft Corp


5. The government of India ordered Internet service providers to block about 20 accounts of a social media site that officials said had spread scare-mongering material that threatened national security. However Government faced an angry backlash from site's users on Thursday 23rd August 2012 after it turned up the heat on the site, threatening "appropriate and suitable action" if it failed to remove the accounts as soon as possible. Can you name the social media website where Govt wants to block the accounts?
[A]Facebook
[B]Twitter
[C]Google Plus
[D]Youtube


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