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Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 04 October 2012

1. On Wednesday, 3rd October 2012, former Union Minister A Raja, the main accused in 2G spectrum scam, and Suresh Kalmadi, accused in the Commonwealth Games scam, have been made members of two separate Parliamentary Standing Committees. The Parliamentary Standing Committees examine the bills and give suggestions to the proposed legislations related to the ministries concerned. Raja, who represents DMK in the Lok Sabha, has been nominated to the Standing Committee on Energy. While Kalmadi, Congress member of the Lok Sabha, has been nominated to the Standing Committee on which portfolio?
[A]External Affairs
[B]Home Affairs

2. On 3rd October 2012, assembly elections on Nov 4 and Dec 13 and 17, in two Indian states are announced by the Election Commission. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) VS Sampath told mediapersons in New Delhi that votes in both states will be counted on December 20, 2012. In which two states the elections are happening?
[A]Himachal Pradesh and Manipur
[B]Manipur and Punjab
[C]Manipur and Gujrat
[D]Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat

3. On 2nd October 2012, which state launched a scheme to provide an allowance of Rs 1,000 a month to housewives in households whose annual incomes are less than Rs 3 lakh?

4. Allahabad Bank, on Wednesday, 3rd October 2012, announced its new Chairperson and Managing Director. The bank informed the BSE that the new CMD has assumed the charge with effect from October 1, 2012. Can you name the new CMD?
[A]J. P. Dua
[B]Shubhalakshmi Panse
[C]Achal Kumar Gupta
[D]Alok Kumar Mishra

5. India today, on 4th October 2012, test-fired its nuclear-capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile with a strike range of 350 km from a test range as part of a user trial by the army. The latest Prithvi is the first ballistic missile developed under the country’s Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme and has the capability to carry 500 kg of both nuclear and conventional warheads with a strike range of 350 km. The flight test of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted at which place?
[A]Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh
[B]Chandipur, Orissa
[C]Thumba, Thiruvananthapuram
[D]Pokhran, Rajasthan


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