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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 06 October 2012

1. On Friday, 5th October 2012, the world's biggest platinum producer fired 12,000 people in South Africa after a strike over working conditions. The corporation has stated that the strikes have cost it 39,000 ounces in output, which is equivalent to 700 million rand ($82.3 million) in revenue. Can you name the world's biggest platinum producer?
[A]Anglo Platinum Limited
[B]Impala Platinum
[C]Aquarius Platinum
[D]African Rainbow Minerals


2. IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne said on Friday 5th October 2012 that the IAF is procuring the American choppers in a 1.4 billion dollar deal. This new chopper edged out Russian Mi-28 attack helicopter in the race for the IAF contract. Fitted with air-to-air missiles, this helicopter has the capability to take on enemy choppers and UAV, providing support to ground troops. What is the name of the helicopter?
[A]Jaguar
[B]Apache
[C]Harpy
[D]Mirage 2000


3. A three-day programme for a headcount of river dolphins in the Ganges river is being carried out October 5-7, 2012 in and around Uttar Pradesh. The programme is also aimed at spreading awareness about the endangered mammal. The survey will count the number of dolphins across a 2,800-km stretch of the Ganges and its tributaries. "My Ganga, My Dolphin" is a joint effort between ___________ and the Uttar Pradesh forest department under the aegis of HSBC Bank.
[A]World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-India
[B]Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS)
[C]BlueVoice.org
[D]Tropical Dolphin Research Foundation


4. Cooking gas (LPG) price was on Saturday, 6th October 2012, hiked cylinder prices following government decision to raise commission paid to the dealers. The hike comes within weeks of the government deciding to restrict supply of subsidised cooking gas to 6 cylinders of 14.2-kg size per household in a year. The remaining supplies would have to be sourced at market rates. What is the hike on per cylinder?
[A]Rs 10.42
[B]Rs 10.92
[C]Rs 11.22
[D]Rs 11.42


"5. Coming out in support of Arvind Kejriwal on his allegations against Robert Vadra (the son-in-law of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi), Anna Hazare today, on 6th October 2012, asked why Congress is fearing a judicial probe in the matter if they are sure that the charges are false. Hazare's remarks came against the backdrop of Kejriwal levelling allegations yesterday that Vadra had bought property worth crores of rupees with an ""unsecured interest free loan"" of Rs 65 crore given by realty major. Can you name the construction major company involved in the controversy?
[A]Unitech Group
[B]BPTP Ltd
[C]Delhi Land & Finance (DLF)
[D]OMAXE Ltd


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