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Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 01 September 2012

1. Who took over as the new Indian Navy chief on Friday 31 August 2012 (He would be the 21st Chief of Naval Staff of independent India and the 19th Indian to command the Indian Navy.)?
[A]Nirmal Verma
[B]Devendra Kumar Joshi
[C]Sureesh Mehta
[D]Arun Prakash

2. Which university said on Friday 31st August 2012 that it investigates a widespread cheating allegation on a take-home test in one of its undergraduate classes last spring?
[A]Cambridge University
[B]Oxford University
[C]Harvard University
[D]Stanford University

3. A major 7.9 earthquake hit the sea area and a tsunami warning was issued for the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan and Japan. The US Geological Survey said the quake had a depth of 33 kilometres and hit at 8:47 pm (1817 IST) on 31st August 2012, some 139 kilometres east of the city of Sulangan. In which country this major earthquake came?

4. The Madras High Court on Friday 31 August 2012 gave the green light to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) to commission units I and II of the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) in Tirunelveli district. NPCIL is the sole body responsible for constructing and operating India's commercial nuclear power plants. When was NPCIL created?
[A]September 1988
[B]December 1987
[C]March 1988
[D]September 1987

5. The 69th annual Venice Film Festival is currently taking place in Venice, Italy, running from 29th August to 8th September 2012. The festival opened with the Indian director Mira Nair's film. Can you name the film?
[A]The Reluctant Fundamentalist
[C]Vanity Fair
[D]New York, I Love You


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