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Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 20 October 2012

1. A state-owned company has raised $500 million through a 10-year bond issue, marking the international debt market debut of the company. A company statement, released on Saturday 20th October 2012, said the issue was oversubscribed by nearly 15 times, with an order book totaling $7.5 billion from 325 high-quality fixed-income investors. This is the highest oversubscription for any dollar-denominated bond out of the country. What is the name of the company?
[A]State Bank of India
[B]Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
[C]Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
[D]Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited

2. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi would launch the integration of five government schemes with Aadhar card system on October 20, 2012 in Dudu area. The schemes including MGNREGA, Mukhyamantri BPL Gramin Awas Yojna, Pension scheme under social security, Asha Sehyogini payment and Chief Minister's Scholarship scheme will be integrated with the Aadhaar card. Aadhaar, a 12-digit individual identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India on behalf of the Government of India, serve as a proof of identity and address anywhere in the country. In which state Dudu is?
[C]Madhya Pradesh

3. London Olympics silver medallist shooter Vijay Kumar was on Friday, 19th October 2012, honoured with an award for 2012 at the Army Headquarters here. The award is given to the best sportsman from out of all the three defence forces — Army, Air Force and Navy. The award, including the trophy and Rs one lakh, was presented to the ace shooter by Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi. Which award is given to Vijay Kumar?
[A]Indian Defense Best Sportsman
[B]Defense Best Sportsman
[C]Services Best Sportsman
[D]Defense Services Sports Star

4. United Nations Security Council consists of five permanent members–China, France, Russia, the UK and US–as well as 10 non-permanent members, including two from each of the regional groupings of UN member countries. Each year, the Council renews five of its 10 non-permanent seats, assigning them on the regional basis. The five members, elected as the new non-permanent members on Friday 19th October 2012, will begin their two-year terms on January 1, 2013. The countries each had to get 129 votes or two-thirds of the 193-nation General Assembly to get elected. Can you name these new memebrs?
[A]India, Colombia, Germany, Portugal and South Africa
[B]South Korea, Argentina, Germany, Portugal and South Africa
[C]Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo
[D]Australia, Rwanda, South Korea, Argentina and Luxembourg

5. India on Saturday, 20th October 2012, paid homage to the Indian soldiers who died in the 1962 war with China. In a first such function to remember the martyrs of the 1962 war, which India lost to China, Defence Minister A.K Antony laid the wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti here. He was followed by the three service chiefs, and the Field Marshal of Indian Air Force, Arjan Singh, who is the only living Indian military officer with a five-star rank. Nearly 4,000 soldiers and officers lost their lives in the month-long war with China. On which date this war was started?
[A]October 19, 1962
[B]October 20, 1962
[C]October 21, 1962
[D]October 22, 1962


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