Saturday, September 29, 2012

29 September 2012: Daily Current Affairs Quiz

1. GSAT-10, the country's newest and heaviest satellite, was launched in the wee hours of Saturday from the Kourou launchpad in French Guiana in South America. This is the second satellite in INSAT/GSAT constellation with GAGAN payload after GSAT-8, launched in May 2011.GSAT-10 was originally scheduled for a September 22 launch, but was deferred after scientists detected a small glitch - one gram of dust - in the upper part of the rocket. What is the type of GSAT-10 satellite?
[A]Galaxy satellites
[B]Reconnaissance Satellite
[C]DSCS satellite
[D]Communication Satellite

2. Brajesh (or Brijesh) Chandra Mishra was the was the first National Security Advisor and principal secretary to the former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Brajesh Mishra was ambassador and India's permanent representative in Geneva and India's ambassador to Indonesia. He died on September 28th 2012 at a private hospital in New Delhi. In 2011, he was awarded with which civilian award by the Government of India?
[A]Padma Shri
[B]Padma Bhushan
[C]Bharat Ratna
[D]Padma Vibhushan

3. He is the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, and was on Saturday, 29th September 2012, sworn in as the 39th Chief Justice of India. He was administered the oath of the office by President Pranab Mukherjee. He has succeeded Chief Justice SH Kapadia who demitted office on Saturday. He will be the Chief Justice of India for nine months till July 18, 2013. Can you name him?
[A]H. J. Kania
[B]B. K. Mukherjee
[C]Altmas Kabir
[D]V. N. Khare

4. On Friday, 28th September 2012, which country has suspended Hajj flights to Saudi Arabia after hundreds of its women were deported for not travelling with a male escort from the same family?
[C]Republic of Benin

5. Adhunik Cement is a joint venture between Adhunik group and MSP group. Besides the cement plant, it has a 25 MW power plant. Adhunik group is engaged in mining, steel, power, and value-added steel products. Which company has announced on Friday, 28th September 2012, that it had acquired Adhunik Cement in Meghalaya for an enterprise value of 1,085 crore?
[A]Binani Cement
[B]Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited
[C]Calcom Cement
[D]Birla Cement

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