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Friday, October 19, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 19 October 2012

1. Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL), controlled by Tata Group, on Thursday 18th October 2012, made an $1.86 billion offer to acquire the international luxury hotels operator. Indian Hotels, which holds about 7 per cent in this US luxury Hotels, termed the all-cash offer as "compelling". The all-cash offer of $12.63 per share is at a 40 per cent premium to the hotel's closing stock price traded on NYSE on October 17. The offer by Indian Hotels along with Charme II Funds includes the hotels operator's debt burden. For which international luxury hotel IHCL made the offer?
[A]Conrad Hotels
[B]The Ritz-Carlton
[C]Orient Express Hotels
[D]JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts


2. As announced on Thursday, 18th October 2012, 80-year-old US weekly current affairs magazine, will publish its final print edition on December 31 and move to an all-digital format early next year, the latest example of how print media have had to adapt to changing reading habits. The decision to stop printing the 80-year-old magazine is about the challenging economics of print publishing and distribution. What is the name of the magazine?
[A]Newsweek
[B]Time
[C]Observer
[D]OutWeek


3. Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan and Star India CEO Uday Shankar were honoured for creating awareness against social discrimination through their issue-based reality show Satyamev Jayate. The commission/organization, which awarded the prize, applauded their contribution in highlighting the cause of untouchability at a function held in the Capital to mark the International Valmiki Day on Thursday, October 18, 2012. Which commission/organization honoured these stars?
[A]National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Tribes
[B]Scheduled Castes Welfare Organization
[C]National Commission of Valmiki Samaj
[D]National Commission for Scheduled Castes


4. Sylvia Maria Kristel, the first star of adult cinema, died on 17 October 2012. She was a Dutch actress who performed in over 50 movies, and was best known for playing the lead character in four of the seven Emmanuelle films. She gained international attention in 1974 for playing the title character in the softcore film Emmanuelle which remains one of the most successful French films ever produced. In September 2006 Kristel's autobiography was published in France which was also translated into English as "Undressing Emmanuelle: A Memoir". What was the name of her autobiography in French?
[A]Carry On Emmannuelle
[B]Nue
[C]Journal Intime d'une lofteuse
[D]Little Me-The Intimate Memoirs of the Great Star of Stage, Screen and Television


5. Proposals worth over Rs 8,000 crore for procuring around 10,000 __________ missiles from Russia for the Army's T-90 tanks and over 200 air-launched versions of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles for the IAF were cleared on Thursday, October 18, 2012, by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS). The decision for purchasing these missiles for the two services was taken at the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) held under Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
[A]Igla
[B]Invar
[C]Grizzly
[D]Amos


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