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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Daily Current Affairs: 22 November 2012

1. On Thursday, 22nd November 2012, this political party handed over the notice to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to move a no-confidence motion against the UPA government. Strongly opposing FDI in retail sector, the party has remained adament in moving the no-confidence motion despite being isolated by the other opposition parties over it. However the no confidence motion has been rejected by Speaker. Which party is moving the no-confidence motion against UPA government?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A]DMK
[B]BJP
[C]Trinamool Congress
[D]CPI-M


2. On Wednesday, 21st november 2012, which company has become the ‘Title Sponsor’ for The Indian Premier League for the next five years starting 2013 with the winning bid of Rs.396.8 crore for the 5 year period, making this the largest investment the company has made in the game of cricket?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A]DLF
[B]Pepsi
[C]GMR
[D]Coca Cola


3. Muslim leaders gather on Thursday, 22nd November 2012, for the 8th D-8 summit in Pakistan designed to increase trade and investment. The heads of state and government of the member states, Turkey, Malaysia, Iran, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nigeria, Egypt and host Pakistan are attending the summit whose theme is ‘Democratic partnership for peace and prosperity’. What does D-8 means?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A]Developing-Eight
[B]Democratic-Eight
[C]Diplomatic-Eight
[D]Direct-Eight


4. The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) is an international organisation dedicated to developing cross-industry solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity and the MirrorLink is a device interoperability standard by it that offers safe and seamless integration between a smartphone and a car's infotainment system. MirrorLink transforms smartphones into automotive application platforms where apps are hosted and run on the smartphone while drivers and passengers interact with them through the steering wheel controls, dashboard buttons and touch screens of their car's In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system. On Wednesday, 21st Nov 2012, which Indian IT company has joined CCC to develop solutions based on Mirror Link standard?
[Category: Technology Current Affairs]
[A]Infosys
[B]TCS
[C]Wipro
[D]HCL Technologies


5. On 21st Nov 2012, the government has allowed India's largest insurer Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) to invest up to ________ % in a company as against the earlier limit of 10 per cent. "LIC can invest up to _____per cent of a company's paid-up capital. Earlier it could invest up to 10 per cent," said DK Mittal, financial services secretary in the finance ministry.
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A]15
[B]20
[C]25
[D]30


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