Friday, August 31, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 31 August 2012

1. On 31st August 2012, Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has become the third Indian actor to be featured on the cover of Time magazine, for taking up social issues on his show 'Satyamev Jayate'. Who are the other two Bollywood stars who have made it to the cover of Time magazine?
[A]Parveen Babi and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
[B]Rajesh Khanna and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
[C]Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan
[D]Amitabh Bachchan and Sushmita Sen

2. Who has been appointed on 30th August 2012 as the Chief executive officer (CEO) of Barclays Plc, a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom, after the exit of Robert E. Diamond Jr., who left as a result of a Libor manipulation scandal that resulted in a $450 million payout by Barclays to settle accusations brought by American and British authorities?
[A]Chris Lucas
[B]Marcus Agius
[C]Tom Kalaris
[D]Antony Jenkins

3. On 30th August 2012, the Lok Sabha passed a bill that would allow the government to set up AIIMS-like institutes across the country by a notification. The All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (Amendment) Bill, 2012, will replace an Ordinance which allowed the six AIIMS-like institutes to become operational from September 15. Six AIIMS-like medical institutes were announced for Patna, Bhopal, Raipur, Jodhpur, Rishikesh and ___________.

4. Montessori education is an educational approach developed by Italian physician and educator. Montessori education is practiced in an estimated 20,000 schools worldwide, serving children from birth to eighteen years old. Friday's(31 August 2012) doodle on the Google home page honours her on her 142nd birth anniversary. Can you name her?
[A]Alessandro Montessori
[B]Renilde Stoppani Montessori
[C]Maria Montessori
[D]Opera Montessori

5. The Supreme Court on Friday 31st August 2012 ordered this Indian conglomerate to refund more than USD 3 billion it had raised from millions of small investors, reaffirming an order from the SEBI, which had said the process violated rules. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) last year ordered the group companies of this conglomerate to refund the money, with 15% annual interest, after it found that the fund-raising process did not comply with rules. Name the conglomerate.
[D]Aditya Birla Group

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