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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Current Affairs Questions Answers Digest:1 December 2012

1. India's second-largest IT services company Infosys said on Friday, 30th November 2012 that it will shift its American Depositary Shares from the NASDAQ to New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), which has a partnership with the Paris and London exchanges, to give its European investors better access to its stock. SD Shibulal, Infosys CEO and MD, said the decision to transfer ADS was to broaden the trading window available for global investors. NYSE's trading market will allow European investors to trade in Infosys's American shares through these European exchanges. What is NYSE's trading market called?
[Category: Economy and Finance Current Affairs]
[A]NYSE Euronext
[B]NYSE Eurozone
[C]NYSE Euro Ext
[D]NYSE Europe


2. 2012 Men's Kabaddi World Cup is the third edition of the circle style Kabaddi World Cup being organised by the Government of Punjab. It is to be played in Punjab, India in various cities of the province from 1 to 15 December 2012 with teams from 14 countries. The opening ceremony of the tournament will be held in Bathinda. Where would the closing ceremony be held?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A]Jalandhar
[B]Ludhiana
[C]Amritsar
[D]Chandigarh


3. United Nations General Assembly resolution 67/19 is a resolution regarding the admission of Palestine as a United Nations non-member state. It was adopted by the sixty-seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly on 29 November 2012, the date of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. International community overwhelmingly voted to upgrade Palestine membership from non-member entity to _________ in the United Nations.
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A]Non-member Territory
[B]Non-member Party
[C]Member State
[D]Non-member observer state


4. On 30th November 2012, the Election Commission(EC) has made 2012 London Olympic medallists Saina Nehwal and MC Mary Kom as its "national icons" to help promote voter participation in polls. The poll body already has former President APJ Abdul Kalam and Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni as its other "national icons". As per EC statement, 22-year-old Nehwal and Mary Kom, 29, who had won bronze medals in 2012 London games in badminton and boxing respectively, will help in increasing women participation during the forthcoming Gujarat Assembly elections next month. Nehwal has earlier been the EC's 'state icon', but now has now been elevated as its 'national icon'. For which state she was representing as EC's state icon?
[Category: Election Current Affairs]
[A]Punjab
[B]Tamilnadu
[C]Andhra Pradesh
[D]Himachal Pradesh


5. On 30th November 2012, a Punjabi film has bagged the prestigious Golden Peacock award at the 43rd International Film Festival of India 2012. Directed by Gurvinder Singh and produced by the National Film Development Corporation (NDFC), the film which is based on a Punjabi novel by Gurdial Singh, depicts the plight and problems of Indian farmers as well as the landlords.The director received the award consisting of a Golden Peacock, a citation and a cash prize of Rs 20 lakh at a glittering closing ceremony in Campal-Panaji. What is the name of the film?
[Category: Filmy Current Affairs]
[A]Des Hoya Pardes
[B]Anhey Ghorhey Da Daan
[C]Waris shah - ishq daa waaris
[D]Marhi Da Deeva


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