Saturday, September 22, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 22 September 2012

1. The 9th World Hindi Conference begin today, 22nd September 2012, seeking to promote and widen the reach of Hindi, the world's second most spoken language. The three-day conference's theme this year is "Identity of Language and Globalisation of Hindi". At present, Hindi is taught at about 150 universities around the world and is among seven languages recognised by UNESCO. Where is this conference currently being held?
[A]New Delhi, India
[B]Johannesburg, South Africa
[C]Republic of Suriname
[D]Nagpur, India

2. On Friday, 21st September 2012, Finance Minister P Chidambaram cut the withholding tax on overseas borrowings to 5 per cent from 20 per cent and approved the Rajiv Gandhi Equity Scheme. The Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings scheme (RGESS), which was announced in budget in March, would provide a 50 per cent tax deduction on investments up to Rs __________ to investors whose annual taxable income is below Rs 10 lakh. These investors can put in money through the mutual funds and exchange traded funds and the investments would be locked-in for a total of three years.

3. Microsoft India is busy with an endeavour to make it to the Guinness World Records for the most number of apps programmed for a single platform in 18 hours. This app development marathon for its latest operating system is being held on September 21 and 22, 2012 at the Karnataka Trade Promotion Organisation in Bengaluru. What is the name of the event in which Microsoft India is reaching out to the developer community in India?
[A]World Hack 2012
[B]Windows 8 App Marathon
[C]Microsoft AppFest
[D]Windows 8 AppFest

4. IMAX is a motion picture film format and a set of cinema projection standards created by the Canadian company IMAX Corporation. IMAX has the capacity to record and display images of far greater size and resolution than conventional film systems. Till now no bollywood film was released in IMAX format. However Yash Raj Films(YRF) and IMAX Corporation announced on Friday, 21st September 2012 that the next offering from YRF, will be digitally re-mastered in the immersive IMAX format and released in IMAX theatres across India and select global locations next year. The film will mark the first Indian local-language production to be released in IMAX. What is the name of the film?
[B]Jab Tak Hai Jaan
[C]Dhoom 3
[D]Race 2

5. The Ig Nobel Prizes are an American parody of the Nobel Prizes and are given each year for ten unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research. The stated aim of the prizes is to "first make people laugh, and then make them think". The 2012 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony took place on Thursday, September 20th at Sanders Theater, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Two Japanese researchers got this year's award for a machine that disrupts a person's speech, by making them hear their own spoken words at a very slight delay. What is the name of the machine?

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