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Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 25 August 2012

1. Announced on 25th August 2012, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), between the _______ and the Chinese government, proposes exchanges of academic staff, teachers and students. Under the agreement, China will also help India develop its Mandarin Chinese language curriculum and provide educational materials. China will train 300 Indian teachers in Mandarin Chinese under a first-of-its-kind initiative to lay the groundwork for more than 100 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools to introduce courses of the language.
[A]Indian Government
[B]CBSE
[C]National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
[D]Jawaharlal Nehru University


2. On 24 August 2012, President Benigno Aquino III has appointed the Philippines’ first female Supreme Court chief justice after her predecessor was removed for violating the Constitution. Who was appointed as Philippines' first female chief justice?
[A]Maria Lourdes Sereno
[B]Renato Corona
[C]Feliciano Belmonte
[D]Teresita Leonardo-de Castro


3. RBI's annual report revealed on Thursday, 23rd August 2012 that slowing growth and stubborn inflation have begun eating into the net financial savings of the country, which sharply fell to _______ of gross domestic product (GDP) in fiscal 2012 from 9.3% in 2011 and 12.2% in 2010.
[A]8.8%
[B]7.8%
[C]7.6%
[D]6.3%


4. Prithvi II ballistic missile was successfully launched at 11.03 a.m.on Saturday, 25th August 2012, from the integrated test range at Chandipur off Odisha coast. Which type of missile is Prithvi II?
[A]Air-to-air missile (AAM)
[B]Air-to-surface missile (ASM)
[C]Surface-to-surface missile (SSM)
[D]Surface-to-air missile (SAM)


5. A California jury awarded Apple Inc more than $1.05 billion on Friday, 24th August 2012, in its patent infringement claim that Samsung Electronics Co copied technology used in its iPad and iPhone. The US lawsuit was one of several cases around the world between California-based Apple and South Korean Samsung over technology rights and innovation in the fast-growing mobile computing sector. In which other country these companies have also sued each other?
[A]Britain
[B]Australia
[C]South Korea
[D]All of the above


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