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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 02 October 2012

1. Today, on 2nd October 2012, to mark Gandhi`s 143rd birth anniversary, a new edition of the book written by Mahatma Gandhi 1932 is published by Oxford University Press with a new title. What is the name of the book?
[A]Discovery of India
[B]Hind Swaraj
[C]My Early Life: An Illustrated Story
[D]The Story of My Experiments with Truth


2. On October 1, 2012, the Supreme Court said that the Comptroller and Auditor General can look into whether the decisions taken by the central and state governments are effective or not. The court made this significant observation while dismissing a Public Interest Litigation that was filed against the CAG's report on Coalgate. The petitioner Dr Rakesh Gupta, an economist, had argued that the chief auditor was wrong to estimate "presumptive" losses worth Rs 1.86 lakh crore due to coal blocks being given away cheaply to private companies. Gupta's main contention was that the CAG had no authority to comment on policy issues. Who are the two member of the SC bench which deliverd the verdict and said "the office of CAG is not a munim's office. It is a constitutional body"?
[A]Justice D. K. Jain and Justice Anil R Dave
[B]Justice K. S. P. Radhakrishnan and Justice Jasti Chelameswar
[C]Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice F. M. Ibrahim Kalifulla
[D]Justice RM Lodha and Justice Anil R Dave


3. On Saturday, 29th September 2012, the 105th birth anniversary of the revolutionary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, Lahore city officials have announced to rename a Roundabout (Chowk) after Bhagat Singh in Lahore, Pakistan. It was here that Bhagat Singh was hanged to death on March 23, 1931, for his role in Lahore Conspiracy Case. The place bore his name till 1947, when it was christened ___________ and now it has been renamed back to original after long standing demand of peace activists.
[A]Shadman Chowk
[B]Ghora Chowk
[C]Liberty Roundabout
[D]Defense Roundabout


4. On 1st October, 2012 GAIL has signed a legally binding 20-year LNG sales and purchase agreement (SPA) with a Russian gas major to get the supply 2.5 mt liquefied natural gas for 20 years to GAIL (India) Ltd. The supplies are expected to start from 2018-19. What is teh name of the Russian company?
[A]SeverEnergia
[B]Surgutneftegas
[C]Gazprom
[D]Northgas


5. On 1st October 2012, more than 28 years after he spearheaded Operation Bluestar to flush out pro-Khalistan militants from the holiest of Sikh shrines, the Golden Temple, Lt General was stabbed by four men just as he stepped out of a hotel along with his wife in Central London, UK. What is the name of the general who led Operation Bluestar?
[A]Joyanto Nath Chaudhuri
[B]Kuldeep Singh Brar
[C]Shabeg Singh
[D]Kanwar Pal Singh Gill


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