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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 31 October 2012

1. Coastal districts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are bracing for a cyclonic storm that is expected to make landfall on Wednesday, 31st October 2012, as incessant rains hit normal life on Tuesday in Chennai. Authorities were put on high alert after a deep depression lying 500km southeast of Chennai intensified into a cyclonic storm and is expected to cross the coast between Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu and Nellore in Andhra Pradesh, bringing in torrential rains in the region. What is the name given to the system under the cyclone naming procedure?
[A]Sandy
[B]Onil
[C]Thane
[D]Nilam


2. Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the 2008 Mumbai attacks mastermind and for whom the US has offered a bounty of USD 10 million, said on Monday 30th October 2012 that his organisation was ready to help Americans affected by the superstorm Sandy. Though the US offered a bounty for Saeed earlier this year, the founder of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba has been freely holding public meetings across Pakistan, especially in Punjab province. He is the chief of which outfit?
[A]Lashkar-e-Taiba
[B]Jamait Ahl-e-Hadis
[C]Jama'at-ud-Da'wah (JuD)
[D]Markaz Dawa-Wal-Irshad


3. On October 29, 2012, a replica of the famous British vessel built for the 1962 film version of "Mutiny on the Bounty" and which also appeared in the 2006 blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest", sank when a superstorm "Sandy" barrelled into the US. Three people washed off the ship and were engulfed by Atlantic waters, in spate due to Hurricane Sandy. What is the name of the ship?
[A]HMS Bounty
[B]HMS Parker
[C]HMS Resolution
[D]HMS Turner


4. Lucasfilm Limited is an American film production company founded by George Lucas in 1971, based in San Francisco, California. The company is best known for producing the Star Wars films, and has also produced other box office hits, including the Indiana Jones franchise and American Graffiti. Which company has announced, on 30th October 2012, an agreement to purchase Lucasfilm for US$4.05 billion and produce additional Star Wars films?
[A]Warner Bros. Pictures
[B]The Walt Disney Company
[C]20th Century Fox
[D]Columbia Pictures


5. On 30th October 2012, which country hosted its first professional men's boxing match between the players Hamid Rahimi versus Said Mbelwa?
[A]Saudi Arab
[B]Afghanistan
[C]Oman
[D]Cuba


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