Thursday, August 30, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 30 August 2012

1. The Pentagon on 29 August 2012 said it has obtained a copy of a soon-to-be-published book by a former Navy commando who participated in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and is reviewing it. The book was written under the pseudonym Mark Owen with co-author Kevin Maurer and was to be released next month on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks. What is the name of the book?
[A]Death of Osama bin Laden
[B] Urban Terrorism : Myths And Realities
[C]No Easy Day
[D]The Great War For Civilisation

2. As announced on 29th August 2012, pharmaceutical firm Teva API India plans to invest about Rs 1,000 crore over the next five years in setting up of a formulation unit in the special economic zone (SEZ) in Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (MPSIDC) Executive Director Sanjay Dubey told that Teva API is planning to invest about Rs 1,000 crore over the period of five years. In which city's SEZ the pharma firm, the Indian arm of Israel-based Teva API, is setting up its unit?

3. Announced on 30th August 2012, the government has allowed companies to do away with disclosures such as capacity and production figures. This is due to the recent revision in Schedule VI of the Companies Act - which has a clause on exempted disclosures on installed capacity and production statistics of manufacturing companies to align reporting norms with global standards. Which two sectors' companies covered under today's announcement?
[A]Cement and Auto
[B]Cement and Oil
[C]Auto and Steel
[D]Steel and Cement

4. As per the latest survey, for the first time since economic reforms began two decades ago in early 1990s, consumption in rural India is growing faster than in urban areas. Rural spending outpaced urban consumption in the two years up to 2011-12, the first time in nearly 25 years. Which firm released this survey report on 29th August 2012?
[A]Credit Rating and Information Services of India Ltd. (CRISIL)
[B]ICRA Limited (ICRA)
[C]CARE Ratings
[D]Credit Information Bureau (India) Ltd., (CIBIL)

5. The Union Government on 28 August 2012 cleared a proposal to put a complete ban on employment of children up to the age of 14 both in hazardous and non-hazardous work by amending an anti-child labour Act. This act, which has also penal provisions for non compliance was approved by the Union Cabinet for amendment. Can you name the act which is being amended?
[A]Anti Child Labour Act, 1986
[B]Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986
[C]Children Rights Act, 1986
[D]Children Working Regulation Act, 1986

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