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27 September 2012: Daily Current Affairs Quiz

1. Eleven scientists have been selected on Wednesday, 26th September 2012, for the 2012 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award for their valuable contributions to scientific research. The prize is named after the founder-Director General of CSIR. All the recipients will each receive a cash award of Rs 5 lakh besides Rs 15,000 every month for the rest their service lives if they continue to work in the government. It is given annually to young scientists below the age of _____ who have made outstanding contributions in any field of science and technology.

2. World’s leading truckmaker Daimler launched three heavy duty trucks on Wednesday, 26th September 2012, in India and is expected to unveil 14 new trucks over the next 17 months in the range of 6 to 49 tonnes. The company said its trucks would offer lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and expects its brand of trucks to be the preferred choice among the truck drivers in India. By which name Dailmler launched its trucks in India?

3. On Wednesday, 26th September 2012, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has launched a new education initiative to make education a top global priority and boost progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in education. As per UN officials, the initiative comprises three priorities -- putting every child in school, improving the quality of learning and fostering global citizenship. What is the name of the initiative launched?
[A]Education For All
[B]Right to Education
[C]Education Right
[D]Education First

4. On Wednesday, 26th September 2012, a major Football manufacturer has closed down some of its operations in India after discovering the use of child labour. The company believes the faulty work of some subcontractors is also linked to the discovery of an Auskick containing a needle. The company makes all of its synthetic footballs in India, including those used for Auskick, the AFL's national youth development program. What is the name of the company?
[B]Australian Rules Football
[C]Andreev Corp Pty Ltd
[D]HART Sport

5. In the 2012 Global Food Security Index, released by American chemical company DuPont on Wednesday, 26th September 2012, India is ranked 66 in the list, scoring slightly higher in the category of 'availability' than in other two categories of 'affordability' and 'quality and safety'. Index ranks India much lower than China, which stood at 39, although higher than its other neighbours Bangladesh (81) and Pakistan (75). How many countries were surveyed for preparing this index?


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