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Monday, September 17, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 17 September 2012

1. On Monday, 17th September 2012, a Russian Soyuz capsule has returned to Earth with its three-man crew after they spent 123 days in the habitable artificial satellite(Space Station) in low Earth orbit. Two Russians, Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin, and their American colleague Joe Acaba made the safe return in central Kazakhstan steppe. What is the name of the space station where the crew spent 4 months?
[A]Salyut
[B]International Space Station
[C]Tiangong 1
[D]Skylab


2. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday, 17th September 2012, kept the repo rate-the key policy rate-unchanged in its mid quarter monetary policy review, but cut cash reserve ratio (CRR) by 25 basis points. The decision will infuse Rs 17000 crore into the banking system. What is the Cash Reserve Ration now which will help to increase liquidity flow into the economy?
[A]3.75%
[B]4.25%
[C]4.5%
[D]4.75%


3. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will conduct special training programmes starting Monday, 17th September 2012, for fresh recruits of the Rapid Metrorail Gurgaon Limited (RMGL), the consortium that is building and will operate the 6.1-km Rapid Metro network in Gurgaon. The system will be India's first privately owned and operated metro and its second awarded public-private partnership metro project after the Hyderabad Metro. When is Rapid Metrorail expected to open?
[A]December 2012
[B]February 2013
[C]April 2013
[D]December 2013


4. Coal allocation scam or Coalgate, as referred by the media, is a political scandal concerning the Indian government's allocation of the nation's coal deposits to public sector entities (PSEs) and private companies. In a draft report issued in March 2012, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) office accused the Government of India of allocating coal blocks in an inefficient manner during the period 2004-2009. After this an inter-ministerial group (IMG) was constituted by the Government to review the issue, which was supposed to submit its final report by 17th September 2012. Who is heading IMG?
[A]S Jagathrakshakan
[B]Sriprakash Jaiswal
[C]Zohra Chatterji
[D]Hansraj Ahir


5. The 36th annual Toronto International Film Festival, (TIFF) was held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada between September 8 and September 18, 2011. The Toronto International Film Festival is touted as the launch pad for small independent films and gives wider exposure to higher-profile projects that may compete for Oscars. Which film won the People's Choice Award in this edition of TIFF?
[A]Silver Linings Playbook
[B]Where Do We Go Now?
[C]The King's Speech
[D]Precious


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