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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 19 September 2012

1. Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool Congress withdrew support from the govt on Tuesday night, 18th September 2012, over govt's decision on allowing FDI in multi-brand retail, in aviation sector and hike in diesel prices and reducing the number of susidised LPG cylenders to a family. The Congress govt has been reduced to minority after Mamata-led TMC pulled out from the govt. Now the govt is dependent on the support of Mulayam Singh Yadav's SP and Mayawati's BSP. What is the strength of Lok Sabha MPs from Trinamool Congress?

2. The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence (also referred as ET Awards) are the awards conferred by The Economic Times in the field of business, corporate and government policies, economies in India. It is an annual awards, conferred in various categories. Who has been chosen by the Jury on 18th Septemebr 2012 for The Business Leader Award for the year 2012?
[A]Anil Agarwal
[B]Anshu Jain
[C]Devi Prasad Shetty
[D]PRS Oberoi

3. Which company has announced on 18th September 2012 that it has been chosen to connect police stations across the state of Jharkhand under the prestigious Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) project, a mission-mode project part of India’s National e-Governance Plan (NeGP), one of India’s largest e-Governance initiatives?
[A]Convergent Communications (India) Pvt. Ltd.
[B]Cisco Systems
[C]Hughes Communications India, Ltd.

4. Microsoft Corp warned on 18th September 2012 about a newly discovered bug in its Internet Explorer web browser that makes PCs vulnerable to attack by hackers and urged customers to download a piece of security software to mitigate the risk of infection. After this revelation which country's government urged the public on Tuesday to temporarily stop using Microsoft Corp's Internet Explorer until Microsoft patches a critical vulnerability in IE?

5. Two Swedish women could be able to give birth using the wombs in which they were carried, doctors say, hailing the world's first mother-to-daughter uterus transplants. The weekend procedures were completed by more than 10 surgeons. However Doctors caution they will not consider the operations successful unless the women achieve pregnancy. Where did this operation took place?
[A]Lund University, Sweden
[B]Uppsala University, Sweden
[C]Stockholm University, Sweden
[D]University of Gothenburg, Sweden