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Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 18 October 2012

1. An extrasolar planet, or exoplanet, is a planet outside the Solar System. A total of 842 such planets (in 664 planetary systems, including 126 multiple planetary systems) have been identified as of October 16, 2012. One exoplanet is discovered orbiting around Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to our Solar System on 16th October 2012. What is the name of this newly discovered exoplanet?
[A]Alpha Centauri Bb
[B]55 Cancri b
[C]HD 10180 h
[D]16 Cygni Bb

2. The state government, on Wednesday, 17th October 2012, gave its nod to the proposal of purchasing security gadgets for the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple. In July 2011, ‘a Supreme Court committee found six vaults in the 16th century temple laden with treasure’. Of the six vaults found in the temple, five are estimated to be worth Rs 1 lakh crore, while the remaining one vault has not been opened yet. Where is this world's richest temple located?
[A]Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
[B]Puri, Orissa
[C]Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
[D]Rameswaram, Tamilnadu

3. The 14th Mumbai Film Festival begins Thursday, Oct 18, 2012. Organized every year by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image, it is an opportunity to see films from all over the world in Mumbai, the city of Bollywood. In a first for any film festival in the country, the Mumbai Film Festival has joined hands with an organization widely considered to be a pioneer in the anti-movie piracy operations in the country. What is the name of the organization?
[A]Anti-Piracy Organization for the Film and Video Industry
[B]A A Khan and Associates
[C]EIPR (India) Ltd.
[D]Indian Music Industry (IMI)

4. Global Handwashing Day (GHD) is a campaign to motivate and mobilize millions around the world to wash their hands with soap. It takes place on October 15 of each year. The campaign is dedicated to raising awareness of handwashing with soap as a key approach to disease prevention. In September and October, a mass media campaign was held in India with the support of two hugely popular cricket celebrities for the same. Can you name these cricketers?
[A]Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni
[B]MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir
[C]Virat Kohli and Rahul Dravid
[D]Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh

5. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.'s South Korean unit, SsangYong Motor Co., on Wednesday, 17th October 2012, entered the Indian automobile market by launching a premium sport-utility vehicle. The company has introduced two models of its new SUV in the Indian market, under the namesakes - RX5 and RX7. What is the name of this newly launched premium Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV)?
[B]XUV Thunder


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