Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 01 August 2012

1. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday, 31 July 2012, reshuffled his Cabinet in which "P Chidambaram" is the country's new Finance Minister and ex-Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde is the new Home Minister. Who has been given the charge of Power Ministry after Shinde's elevation to Home ministry?
[A]Murli Deora
[B]Jairam Ramesh
[C]Vayalar Ravi
[D]M Veerappa Moily

2. On Tuesday - 31 July 2012, Microsoft announced a preview of a new free web-based personal email service with cleaner user interface and integration with social networks like Facebook and Twitter which will eventually replace Hotmail (one of the early leaders in web-based email founded by Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith and launched in July 1996 as "HoTMaiL"). What is the name of new email service?

3. Which sports person became the most decorated Olympian of all time with 19 medals after winning a gold medal in the 4 × 200 meter freestyle relay on July 31, 2012 in Olympics?
[A]Larisa Latynina
[B]Michael Phelps
[C]Mark Spitz
[D]Ryan Steven Lochte

4. For the first time in Israel's history the Israeli Defense Forces is expected to begin recruiting the entire Israeli ultra-Orthodox population in the drafting age for a compulsory military service, potentially in an equal extent to that in which it recruits the rest of the Israeli Jewish population. This is because of validity expiry of which law?
[A]Law of Return
[B]Witchcraft Acts
[C]Knesset Elections Law
[D]Tal Law

5. Announced on 1st August 2012, which bollywood actress would be honoured with the biennial Smita Patil Memorial Award instituted by Priyadarshni Academy for her contribution to the film industry? The award will be presented to her at the 28th anniversary global awards function of the Priyadarshni Academy on September 18 2012.
[A]Vidya Balan
[B]Deepika Padukone
[C]Katrina Kaif
[D]Aishwarya Rai

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