Sunday, September 9, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 09 September 2012

1. Verghese Kurien, who died today morning 9th September 2012, was the father of the White Revolution in India that made India the largest milk producer in the world with close to 17% of global production in 2010-11. He was the founder of the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), an apex cooperative organization that manages the Amul brand. He is credited with being the architect of the largest dairy development program in the world. What was the name of the program?
[A]Operation Flood
[B]Operation White
[C]Operation Amul
[D]Operation DugdhGanga

2. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) made history as it launched its 100th indigenous mission today 9th September 2012. The space agency's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), blasted off into space at 9:53 am with two foreign satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. As part of the mission, 720-kg SPOT-6 remote sensing satellite from France (built by ASTRIUM SAS) and a 15-kg Japanese spacecraft would be placed in orbit by ISRO's PSLV C-21. What is the name of Japanese spacecraft?
[B]Cute-1.7+APD II

3. On 7th September 2012, the Obama administration labeled the network as a foreign terrorist organization. The network is a terrorist group fighting against US-led NATO forces and the government of Afghanistan. Can you name the outfit/network which was blacklisted by US as terrorist outfit?
[A]Al-Qaeda network
[B]Haqqani network
[C]Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami
[D]Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan

4. The advanced Boeing 787 Dreamliner of Air India touched down at Delhi's IGI Airport on 7th September 2012. Air India was supposed to get the first of the B-787s in 2008, after it ordered 27 of them in 2005 from American aircraft maker Boeing but design and production issues at Boeing delayed deliveries. Air India was the world's second carrier to have placed orders for this aircraft. Delays in clearing of the agreement and in the plane's deliveries to Air India, made it the fifth airline to get it. The airlines which already started operating B-787 are All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Ethiopian Airways and ________.
[A]THAI Airways
[C]Lan Airlines

5. On 8th September 2012, the subscriber base report for the month of July released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) shows that overall telecom user base of the country dropped by 20.71 million subscribers over June.Telecom subscriber base fell by 20.71 million, the first ever decline in the country. What is the telecom subscriber base as of July 2012?
[A]944.81 million
[B]947.21 million
[C]965.52 million
[D]967.92 million

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