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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 04 September 2012

1. On Tuesday 4th September 2012, a bill was cleared which provides the reservation to the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) in government job promotions. The Bill envisages reservation-based promotions for SC/ST candidates in government jobs. Which authority/institution has cleared the bill?
[A]The Union Cabinet of India
[B]Supreme Court
[C]Upper House of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)
[D]Lower House of Parliament (Lok Sabha)


2. Who has won the first medal for India on 4th September 2012 at the 2012 Paralympic Games after bagging a silver in the Men's High Jump F42 event in London?
[A]Jaideep Deswal
[B]Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda
[C]Amit Kumar
[D]Jagseer Singh


3. Amidst an uproar, the Lok Sabha on Monday 3rd September 2012 passed a major bill on protection of women against sexual harassment at workplace along with two other legislations without debate. Three bills - Northeastern Areas Reorganization Amendment Bill, Protection of Women against Sexual Harassment at Work Place Bill and __________________ were passed in the din in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
[A]Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Bill
[B]All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (Amendment) Bill
[C]The Armed Forces Tribunal (Amendment) Bill
[D]National Highways Authority of India Amendment Bill


4. Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on 3rd September 2012 has asked service providers to provide mobile connections to foreign tourists in the country and while issuing a SIM card to a foreign tourist, the latter's passport with a valid visa ought to be considered as the proof. However the government has restricted the time duration for which SIM card is issued to the foreign tourist in an attempt to curb the misuse of SIM cards issued to these foreign nationals by locals, after the former depart from the country. What is the duration fixed by DoT?
[A]1 Month
[B]2 Months
[C]3 Months
[D]6 Months


5. Announced on 3rd September 2012, in a bid to increase accessibility via mobile platforms, which Indian official government press agency recently launched the mobile version of its website?
[A]Press Information Bureau
[B]Press Trust of India
[C]Prasar Bharati
[D]United News of India (UNI)


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