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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 25 October 2012

1. Jaspal Singh Bhatti was an Indian television personality famous for his satirical take on the problems of the common man. He is most well known for his television series Flop Show and mini capsules Ulta Pulta which ran on Doordarshan, India's national television network, in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He died in a car accident near Jalandhar on 25th October 2012. Before venturing into television, he was a cartoonist for which newspaper in Chandigarh?
[A]The Tribune
[B]The Hindustan Times
[C]The Times of India
[D]Indian Express


2. On 24th October 2012, former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta was sentenced to two years in prison and fined USD 5 million by a US judge, months after the Indian-American Wall Street titan was found guilty of leaking boardroom secrets to a hedge fund manager in the largest insider trading case in the country's history. A Manhattan federal jury in June found him guilty of feeding tips about Goldman Sachs at the height of the 2008 financial crisis to hedge fund tycoon, who is serving 11 years in prison, one of the longest sentences for insider trading, after his May 2011 conviction. What is the name of the imprisoned billionaire hedge fund founder?
[A]Preet Bharara
[B]Raj Rajaratnam
[C]Jed Rakoff
[D]Harry Jayawardene


3. The Hoover Medal is an American engineering prize. It has been given since 1930 for "outstanding extra-career services by engineers to humanity". Which Indian has been conferred with the prestigious 2012 Hoover Medal in recognition of his philanthropic activities in India on 25th October 2012?
[A]APJ Abdul Kalam
[B]Sudabeh Shoja
[C]N R Narayana Murthy
[D]Ratan Tata


4. Which Indian has been named as the India's richest man with a personal fortune of USD 21 billion, according to Forbes Magazine on 25th October 2012?
[A]Lakshmi Mittal
[B]Mukesh Ambani
[C]Azim Premji
[D]Kumar Birla


5. On 24th October 2012, the highly acclaimed 'Super 30' educational programme which trains students from economically backward sections for the IIT-JEE, entered into an agreement with University of Tokyo which would sponsor study of its students in Japan. Anand Kumar's innovative Super 30 programme, which has acquired a truly global recognition, inspired the Japanese universities to launch a similar programme. By what name Japan has started the project?
[A]Achiever 30
[B]Japan Top 30
[C]Topper 30
[D]Global 30


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