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Thursday, November 1, 2012

01 November 2012: Current Affairs Quiz Questions Answers

1. The Indian women's cricket team lifted the inaugural Asian Cricket Council's Twenty20 Asia Cup after beating opponent team by 18 runs in a low-scoring final in Guangzhou, China on Wednesday, 31st October 2012. Which team India defeted in final?
[A]SriLanka
[B]Bangladesh
[C]Pakistan
[D]United Arab Emirates


2. As announced on 31st Oct 2012, Stock Holding Corporation of India (SHCIL), the country's first and one of the largest security custodians to financial institutions will be merged with state-owned lender, subject to approvals from regulators and other SHCIL stakeholders. As a custodian, SHCIL holds securities on behalf of banks, mutual funds, corporates, FIIs, venture capital funds and other institutional entities. Among other services, it also offers clearing and settlement of trades and e-stamping, which is replacing the present system of physical stamp paper and franking. SHCIL earns fee income from these services. With which company SHCIL is merging?
[A]ICICI Bank
[B]IDBI Bank
[C]IFCI
[D]LIC India


3. Microsoft's new Windows 8 tiling feature is being challenged in a patent-infringement lawsuit filed by a Maine-based company that doesn't sell any products or services. The lawsuit, filed on Oct. 30, 2012 alleges that Microsoft infringes on its U.S. Patent No. 6,724,403 dating back to the 1990s for the "tiling" concepts used in the new Windows 8 operating system that is now being used in PCs, Surface tablets, laptops and smartphones. Which company has filed this lawsuit?
[A]SurfCast
[B]Perot Systems
[C]Enderle Group
[D]SurfTablet


4. Skyfall is the twenty-third spy film in the James Bond series, produced by Eon Productions and distributed by MGM and Sony Pictures Entertainment. It features Daniel Craig as James Bond, and Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva, the film's villain. The film was directed by Sam Mendes and written by John Logan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, and deals with Bond investigating an attack on MI6 which transpires as part of an attack on M, orchestrated by Silva, a former MI6 operative. It is Daniel Craig's _______ performance as James Bond.
[A]First
[B]Second
[C]Third
[D]Fourth


5. After taking on Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and BJP president Nitin Gadkari, anti-corruption activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday,31st October 2012, charged Mukesh Ambani, India's richest man and chairman of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), with getting undue favours from the government over a contract to develop natural gas fields. The allegations pertain to RIL's D-6 block in the Krishna Godavari (KG) basin, India's largest gas producing field off the eastern coast in Andhra Pradesh, which is being jointly developed by RIL and its partners. Who are the partners of RIL in this?
[A]British Petroleum and NTPC
[B]British Petroleum and Indian Oil Corporation
[C]Oil India Limited and Niko Resources
[D]British Petroleum and Niko Resources


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