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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 30 October 2012

1. A massive, late-season tropical cyclone has affected Jamaica, Cuba, the Bahamas, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the United States, and is currently affecting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coasts of the United States, and Eastern Canada and so far killed at least 67 people and caused widespread damage in the Caribbean. State of emergency has been declared in Eastern coast of US on 29th Oct 2012. Can you name the hurricane?
[A]Katrina
[B]Sandy
[C]Iniki
[D]Gafilo


2. On 29th October 2012, World's one of the biggest publishing houses Bertelsmann entered into an agreement with rival conglomerate Pearson plc, of combining their respective publishing companies. What is the name of the new publishing company?
[A]Penguin Random House
[B]Penguin Putnam Inc
[C]Penguin Group
[D]Bertelsmann Pearson Publishing


3. Which Indian IT major on Monday, 29th October 2012, announced that that it would build an integrated campus in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, for IT and BPO with an initial investment of Rs. 550 crore?
[A]Infosys
[B]Wipro
[C]HCL Technologies
[D]TCS


4. Dismissing all speculations of veteran Congress leader S Jaipal Reddy being upset over the change in his portfolio, the Union Minister said on Monday 29th October 2012, that he was "excited to be a part of the new ministry" and called it an important one. However Jaipal Reddy's removal from the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry has created a political storm, with rivals of the ruling party alleging that corporate pressures orchestrated his departure while market analysts said the change may augur well for private firms. Which new portfolio has been given to Jaipal Reddy?
[A]Urban Development
[B]Information & Broadcasting
[C]Science and Technology and Earth Sciences of India
[D]External Affairs


5. Announced on Monday, 29th October 2012, BIG RTL, the joint venture between Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd (RBNL) and European entertainment network RTL Group, is planning to launch its first channel on November 5, 2012. According to RBNL, the channel will have an entertainment mix developed by detailed sampling of content, focus group research and comprehensive market analysis. Initially, the channel - an action entertainment channel targeted at male audiences - will go on air in Uttar Pradesh, with international content dubbed in Hindi. What is the name of the new channel?
[A]BIG-RTL Action
[B]BIG-RTL Excitement
[C]BIG-RTL Thrill
[D]BIG-RTL Spark


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