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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

07 November 2012: Objective Current Affairs Quiz

1. On Tuesday, 6th November 2012, which authority has quashed Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy's plea seeking derecognition of the Congress for loaning Rs 90 crore to a company, saying it did not fulfil the specified criteria: failure to honour the model code of conduct or to follow the EC's instructions?
[A]Delhi High Court
[B]Supreme Court of India
[C]Election Commission of India
[D]Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India


2. With the first phase of digitization almost complete, the Centre has turned its attention to 38 cities in 15 states that will have to shift from analog to digital addressable systems. The next stage will predominantly focus on Maharashtra which includes nine cities, Uttar Pradesh (7) and Gujarat (5). As on November 5, 22.4 lakh set top boxes (STBs) have been installed in Mumbai, 25.15 lakh in Delhi, whereas in Kolkata 17.74 lakh STBs have been installed. The matter is sub-judice in the Madras High Court about Chennai. About 29 lakh subscribers have DTH connections in the four metro cities. What is the deadline set for shift to digital system for next 38 cities?
[A]31 December 2012
[B]31 January 2013
[C]28 February 2013
[D]31 March 2013


3. The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave green signal for strengthening the vaults of famous Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple which reportedly contains wealth worth over Rs 1.50 lakh crore. A bench of justices RM Lodha and AK Patnaik said the amount for strengthening the vaults, which is estimated to cost Rs 80 lakh, would be paid jointly by the state government and the temple management. The apex court-appointed expert committee, meanwhile, said that the whole process of unearthing the assets and its valuation would be completed by June 1 next year. In which state is Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple situated?
[A]Karnataka
[B]Tamilnadu
[C]Kerala
[D]Andhra Pradesh


4. On November 5, 2012, Competition Commission of India (CCI) has rejected the plea of actor-producer Ajay Devgn against Yash Raj Films (YRF) for their alleged abuse of dominant position ahead of release of Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Jab Tak Hai Jaan (JTHJ). Ajay Devgn Ffilms had filed a case with the CCI, alleging that YRF had used their dominant position in the market to unfairly corner a large number of single screens for JTHJ, leaving few for his film. Both the films will be released this Diwali, November 13, 2012. What is the name of the Devgan's film to be released on Diwali?
[A]Son of Sardaar
[B]Himmatwala
[C]Satyagrah
[D]Makkhi


5. On November 7, 2012, India has finalised the terms for the nuclear deal with a country, paving the way for firms of that country to export uranium to India. Once implemented, the deal is likely to provide a boost to India's plans to increase its nuclear capacity to meet growing energy demands. The deal was agreed in 2010, but there had been differences over supervision of the use of uranium in India. With which country India has signed this deal?
[A]South Korea
[B]Canada
[C]Australia
[D]Germany


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