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Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 20 September 2012

1. This missile was tested for the first time on 15th November 2011. It was successfully test-fired again on September 19, 2012 for its full range of 4,000 km from the Wheeler Island, off the Odisha coast. The missile lifted off from a road mobile launcher and after zooming to an altitude of over 800 km, it re-entered the atmosphere and impacted near the pre-designated target in the Indian Ocean with remarkable degree of accuracy following a 20-minute flight. Carrying a payload of explosives weighing a tonne, the missile re-entered the atmosphere and withstood searing temperatures of more than 3,000°C. Which missile India test fired again on Sep 19?

2. The “IRDA (Issuance of Capital by General Insurance Companies) Regulations, 2012’’ states in its draft guidelines for IPO (initial public offer) by general insurance companies that “No general insurance company shall approach SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) for public issue of shares and for any subsequent issue, by whatsoever name called, under the ICDR (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) regulations without the specific previous written approval of the authority concerned." Also guidelines said that apart from getting prior approval from the insurance regulatory, they need to be in business for how many years?

3. On 19th September 2012, Myanmar (Burma) political party "The National League for Democracy" leader- Aung San Suu Kyi met US President Barack Obama on a day when the U.S. lifted additional sanctions on Myanmar. She was also presented with an award, which is the highest civilian honor in the United States. Which award she has received?
[A]Presidential Medal of Freedom
[B]Rafto Prize
[C]Congressional Gold Medal
[D]International Simón Bolívar Prize

4. Chairing the seventh meeting of the Cauvery River Authority (CRA), on 19th September 2012, to resolve the issue of sharing of Cauvery waters, the Prime Minister ruled that Karnataka will continue to release 10,000 cusecs (about .86 tmcft) per day till September 20 (as directed by the Supreme Court) after which till October 15, it will release 9,000 cusecs (about 0.7 tmcft). Union Water Resources Minister said it is the Centre’s expectation and hope that the States would implement the decision. Who is the Union Water Minister?
[A]Pawan Bansal
[B]Jayram Ramesh
[D]Veerappa Moily

5. India's top woman badminton player and London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal will become the country's highest paid sportsperson, besides cricketers, after signing a three-year $7.4 million deal contract with a sports management firm on 18th September 2012. With which company Saina Nehwal signed the contract?
[B]Globosport India Pvt.Ltd.
[C]World Sport Group (India) Pvt. Ltd.
[D]Rhiti Sports Management company


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