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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 09 October 2012

1. She is an eighth-grade Pakistani student from the town of Mingora in Swat District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and is known for being a children's rights activist. At 13 years old she gained notability for championing the cause of the people of Swat by blogging for the BBC under a pseudonym about the atrocities of the Tehrik-i-Taliban regime. For her courageous and outstanding services for the promotion of peace under extremely hostile conditions, she was awarded the first National Peace Award by the Pakistani government on 19 December 2011. On Tuesday October 9th 2012 a gunman opened fire on a vehicle she was traveling in along with a few other girls. Can you name her?
[A]Shafilea Ahmed
[B]Malala Yousafzai
[C]Rinkle Kumari
[D]Aafia Siddiqui


2. On 8th October 2012, a domestic company that manufactures robots has announced that they are dedicating the vacuum cleaner device that is named Redhack to Olympic badminton bronze medal winner Saina Nehwal. This device will be referred as MilaGrow Redhack Saina Robot. This company is number one robot company in India which manufactures window cleaning and floor cleaning robots. What is the name of the company?
[A]MilaGrow RoboTech Company
[B]MilaGrow TechRobo Company
[C]MilaGrow HumanRobo Company
[D]MilaGrow HumanTech Company


3. A two-minute promotional film, featuring West Bengal brand ambassador and Bollywood superstar, on the state has won an award at a Japanese film festival's travelogue section on Monday 8th october 2012. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the first film on "Brand Bengal" made by the state government has won the coveted 2nd Festival Asia TV and Film on 'Journey' organised by the government of Japan. Directed by Bengali filmmaker Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, the promotional film captures the present day progressive Bengal with its culture, heritage, scenic beauty and various development initiatives. Which bollywood star featured in this promo film?
[A]Amitabh Bachchan
[B]Shahrukh Khan
[C]Salman Khan
[D]Hritik Roshan


4. China's economic growth is expected to weaken to 7.8 percent this year, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday, 9th October 2012, as it warned of risks to emerging Asia if the euro zone crisis worsens and the United States does not avoid its "fiscal cliff ". It predicted China's economy, the world's second-biggest, will "soft land" by growing 7.8 percent this year and 8.2 percent next year, boosted by interest rate cuts in June and July. What is the growth projection by IMF for India, Asia's third-largest economy for 2012 and 2013 respectively?
[A]4.9 and 6
[B]6.1 and 6.5
[C]6.3 and 6.9
[D]7.2 and 7.8


5. Which Mobile handset maker today, on 9th October 2012, announced its foray into the television segment with the launch of a range of LED TVs priced between Rs 15,990 and Rs 1,29,990?
[A]Karbonn
[B]Huawei
[C]Micromax
[D]Nokia


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