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25 September 2012: Daily Current Affairs Quiz

1. On Monday, 24th September 2012, the Cabinet approved 2,300 crore total package for defence personnel based on a report of the committee headed by the Cabinet secretary on defence pay and pensions. The demand for this scheme/package was pending for three decades and now servicemen of the same rank and same period of service would get the same pension, irrespective of when they retired. What is the name of the scheme?
[A]One Service Package
[B]Defence Pension Unification Scheme
[C]Defence Pension Parity Scheme
[D]One Rank One Pension


2. The Union Cabinet on Monday, 24th September 2012, approved the release of an additional instalment of dearness allowance (DA) to Central government employees and dearness relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from July 1, 2012. The additional DA/DR instalments marked up from existing rate of 65 per cent of the basic pay/pension, in accordance with the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, will benefit approximately 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners. What is the new rate of DA?
[A]67%
[B]69%
[C]72%
[D]73%


3. She has been appointed as the new goodwill ambassador for Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS on 24th September 2012. UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe announced her name as the Goodwill Ambassador at the 67th session of the UN General Assembly at a press conference in New York on Monday, 24th September 2012. Can you name her?
[A]Naomi Watts
[B]Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
[C]Annie Lennox
[D]Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway


4. The ISSF World Cup was introduced by the International Shooting Sport Federation in 1986. For the best shooters there is since 1988 a World Cup Final. Which Indian shooter, on Monday, September 24, 2012 won a silver medal at the ISSF World Cup in Slovania?
[A]Ronjan Sodhi
[B]Jaspal Rana
[C]Manavjit Singh Sandhu
[D]Vijay Kumar


5. Latest in the roadshows by political parties and leaders, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday, 24th September 2012, announced that he would launch his 117-day padayatra (road show) from Hindupur in Anantapur district (Andhra Pradesh), once represented by party founder N.T. Rama Rao, on October 2, 2012. What is the name of his padyatra?
[A]Odarpu Yatra
[B]Vastunna Meekosam Padayatra
[C]Suvarnabhoomi Maha Padayatra
[D]Prajaprasthanam Padayatra


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