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Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 29 August 2012

1. The 2012 Summer Paralympic Games will start today on 29th August 2012 in London, United Kingdom and will end on 9th September 2012. It will be the fourteenth Paralympics games (The Paralympic Games are a major international multi-sport event where athletes with a physical disability compete; this includes athletes with mobility disabilities, amputations, blindness, and cerebral palsy.). An estimated total of 4,200 athletes are expected to compete in the Games. How many countries are participating in 2012 Summer Paralympics?
[A]150
[B]155
[C]160
[D]165


2. IBM has announced on 28th August 2012 the new mainframe with fastest chip, flash memory. IBM's latest mainframe is big on data analytics and hybrid clouds. It is one of the most secure enterprise systems ever, with built-in security features designed to meet the security and compliance requirements of different industries. What is the name of this new mainframe server?
[A]zEnterprise 196
[B]zEnterprise 114
[C]zEnterprise EC12
[D]System z10


3. After its report on coal block allocation, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on 28th August 2012 hit out at the country's one of the oil explorer for its tardy exploration and lax efforts in development. The CAG report also said the explorer had monetized only 73 out of its 158 discoveries made during 2002-2011. Which oil company was rapped by CAG in it's report?
[A]Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC)
[B]Oil & Natural Gas Corp (ONGC)
[C]Oil India Ltd (OIL)
[D]Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)


4. The Supreme Court has upheld death penalty for 26/11 Mumbai attacks convict Ajmal Kasab. Mohammed Ajmal Kasab is the lone Pakistani terrorist captured alive in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. He was sentenced to death for his role in the attacks by a special court in Mumbai on May 6, 2010. Which advocate was asked to defend Kasab in SC?
[A]Ujjwal Nikam
[B]Raju Ramachandran
[C]Anjali Waghmare
[D]Abbas Kazmi


5. South Africa, after crushing England by 80 runs in the second ODI, became the first side to go top of the ICC rankings in all three formats on Tuesday 28th August 2012. Also South Africa's Hashim Amla became the fastest player to 3000 one-day international runs when he scored 150 in this match. Who was holding this record earlier?
[A]Sachin Tendulkar
[B]Sanath Jayasuriya
[C]Vivian Richards
[D]Shahid Afridi


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