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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Current Affairs for Competitions: 4th December 2012

1. Addressing the annual Navy Day press conference in New Delhi on Monday, 3rd December 2012, Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi said that the much-awaited aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov, currently undergoing trials in Russia, is likely to be commissioned in Indian Navy by the end of next year. He also stated that the indigenously developed nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant will be made very soon. He further added that there has been a delay in the delivery of Admiral Gorshkov, which has sailed for more than 100 days in the recent past and completed a majority of her equipment and aviation trials. The revised schedule envisages the delivery of the ship in the last quarter of 2013. What is the name given by India to Admiral Gorshkov?
[Category: Nation UPSC Current Affairs]
[A]INS Dhruva
[B]INS Virat
[C]INS Vishal
[D]INS Vikramaditya


2. The 12th Marrakech International Film Festival kick-started on November 30, 2012 paid a tribute to the 100 years of Indian cinema and a number of Bollywood stars including megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Sridevi, Sharmila Tagore and Tabu were in attendance. Which bollywood superstar has been given the prestigious Medal of Honour by the Prince of Morocco on Monday, 3rd December 2012?
[Category: Awards and Honours Current Affairs]
[A]Amitabh Bachchan
[B]Aamir Khan
[C]Shahrukh Khan
[D]Ranbir Kapoor


3. On 3rd December 2012, senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar and former India captain Sourav Ganguly released a book on former India opener Late Pankaj Roy in the presence of the entire Indian squad. The book has been written by Bengali sports journalist Gautam Bhattacharya and has been edited by late cricketer's son Pranab, who had also played couple of Test matches and had been a national selector. Tendulkar released the Bengali edition of the book, while the English edition was unveiled by Ganguly and current skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. What is the name of the book?
[Category: Sports Bank Current Affairs]
[A]Pankaj, Bengal's Tiger
[B]Pankaj, Bengal's Forgotten Hero
[C]Pankaj, Bengal Roaring Cricketer
[D]Pankaj, Bengal's Cricket Star


4. The Tata group unveiled India's first indigenously developed 155 mm howitzer in New Delhi on Monday, 3rd December 2012. The 155/52 mm howitzer is mounted on an eight-wheeled Tata truck for enhanced mobility. The gun was developed by its defence subsidiary this year. The 'mounted gun system' can fire a six-round salvo on a target 40 km away in less than three minutes. The truck-mounted howitzer will be displayed at an army seminar at the Maneckshaw centre tomorrow. The rollout comes even as the Indian Army and the Ministry of Defence have struggled to import howitzers over the past 25 years. The Army acquired its last howitzers over 25 years ago, 410 FH-77B howitzers from AB Bofors of Sweden in 1987. Since then, the army's howitzer arsenal has been critically depleted. Which Tata subsidiary has developed this howitzer?
[Category: Defence India Current Affairs]
[A]TAL Manufacturing Solutions
[B]Tata Power Strategic Electronics Division
[C]Tata Cummins
[D]Tata Precision Industries


5. Code-sharing allows an airline to book its passengers on its partner carriers and provide seamless transport to multiple destinations where it has no presence. An Indian carrier has expanded its code-share arrangement with Japan's All Nippon Airways on Monday 3rd December 2012. The code-share with Nippon offers travellers enhanced network connectivity between Japan and India. Which airline has made the code share arrangement with Japanese counterpart?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A]Jet Airways
[B]Air India
[C]IndiGo
[D]GoAir


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