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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 06 September 2012

1. On 6th September 2012, an ancient statue of Gautam Buddha and remains of a Budhha Vihar (monastery) have been unearthed in Kesharaipur-Hatikhol village in the vicinity of the world famous Lalitgiri Buddhist site in Jajpur district. Jajpur is also popularly known as Biraja Khetra, which translates as "the place sacred to Goddess Biraja", and is located on the banks of the Baitarani River. In which state Jajpur lies?
[A]Rajasthan
[B]Bihar
[C]Sikkim
[D]Orissa


2. Who has been appointed as the Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank, on 5th September 2012, replacing Justin Yifu Lin?
[A]Raghuram Rajan
[B]Montek Singh Ahluwalia
[C]Kaushik Basu
[D]Jim Yong Kim


3. A report released on 5th September 2012 by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB said, "the number of claimed Internet users has seen a growth of 16 per cent over last year. As of June 2012, there are 137 million claimed Internet users in India (99 million from Urban India and 38 million from the rural parts of the country). What is the estimated number of internet subscriber to grow up to by December 2012 as per the report?
[A]145 million
[B]150 million
[C]157 million
[D]170 million


4. On 5 September 2012, a public research consortium launched by the US National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) produced its initial results of the project in a coordinated set of 30 papers published in the journals Nature, Genome Biology, and Genome Research. These publications combine to show that at least 80% of the human genome is biologically active, rather than being mainly junk DNA as once believed. What is the name of the consortium?
[A]Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE)
[B]Human Genome Project
[C]Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering
[D]Genome Research Project


5. In one of the worst fire tragedies in Tamil Nadu, more than 50 persons were charred to death and 50 others injured on Wednesday 5th September 2012 when a devastating blaze swept through a cracker factory complex in Sivakasi, the capital of India’s firecracker industry. There are about 8,000 factories, big and small, producing 90 percent of the total fireworks output of India. Also by looking at the activeness of the people first Prime Minister of India JL Nehru nicknamed Sivakasi as _________.
[A]Kutti Japan
[B]Cracker Capital
[C]Fireworks Capital
[D]Patti Japan


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