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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 23 September 2012

1. Mukul Roy, Railway Minister and other five ministers of TMC resigned on September 21,2012 as TMC chief and Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee withdraws support to the UPA 2 Government due to Price rice in Diesel,Petrol and UPA's decision on 51% FDI on retail. The Union road transport and highways minister has been given an additional charge of Railways on 22nd September 2012. Name the Union road transport and highways minister who is also handling Railway minsitry now.
[A]Mani Shankar Aiyar
[B]C.P. Joshi
[C]Raghuvansh Prasad Singh
[D]G. K. Vasan


2. A study, whose results made public on 22 September 2012, has found India to be the lowest on nutrition parameters, sharing the last rank with Democratic Republic of Congo and Yemen. India performed lowest at the level of policy as well as implementation. Nutrition barometer, the study, compared commitments and outcomes of 36 countries which together account for 90 per cent of the world’s stunted children. Components for the commitment included a snapshot of national governments’ political, legal and financial promises. Outcomes were measured by analysing progress in addressing child nutrition. India as a country came last on both the counts. Which organization conducted this study?
[A]Akshaya Patra Foundation
[B]Smile Foundation
[C]Pratham
[D]Save the Children


3. Flash flood killed 22 people, triggered a series of landslides and washed away nearly 30km of highway in northern part of this hilly state amid torrential rain Friday(21-Sep-2012) evening. The Army has been called, but officials said incessant rainfall was slowing down relief and rescue operations. Which state is witnessing this disaster?
[A]Uttarakhand
[B]Nagaland
[C]Himachal Pradesh
[D]Sikkim


4. On Saturday, 22 September 2012, Ranbir-Priyanka-Ileana starrer Barfi has been nominated as India's entry in the category of 'Best Foreign Language Film' at the Oscars in February next year. The film was chosen from the 20 entries sent from the country. The film, about love between differently-abled - a deaf and mute boy and an autistic girl - opened in approximately 700 screens in India on September 14. Who is the director of the movie?
[A]Anurag Kashyap
[B]Anusha Rizvi
[C]Anurag Basu
[D]Paresh Mokashi


5. Mountaineers attempting to scale the world’s highest peak Mount Everest from Tibet will now be able to make video calls with their mobile phones as one of the Chinese mobile company has established its 3G station at a 5,200-meter-high base camp. On 21st September 2012, Zhuo Feng, general manager with the mobile operator’s Tibetan branch, told media that signal from the base station can reach a height of 6,500 meters. Which company has established its 3G base station at the camp?
[A]China Mobile Limited
[B]China Unicom
[C]China Telecom
[D]Datang Telecom


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