Sunday, September 30, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 30 September 2012

1. A massive pro-Telangana rally is scheduled to take place in Hyderabad today on Sunday, 30th September 2012. The rally has been called by the Joint Action Committee of Telangana, the engine of a movement that wants the state of Andhra Pradesh to be bifurcated. Hyderabad is geographically a part of the Telangana region; the other two parts of the state are Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema. Who is the chairman of Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC)?
[A]K. Chandrashekar Rao
[B]Balki Suman
[C]M Kodandaram
[D]Madhu Yaskhi Goud

2. A hospital in NCR Delhi conducted an awareness campaign as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility on World Heart Day, 29th Septemebr 2012. It generated an overwhelming response, with 14,161 free cholesterol tests conducted on adults at all its facilities and select Labs in the NCR region covering Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida and Faridabad. With this it entered into the Guinness book of world records by organising a massive programme to check coronary disease in the NCR region on World Heart Day. What is the name of the hospital?
[B]All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
[C]Fortis Healthcare
[D]Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

3. On Sunday, 30th Septemebr 2012, around 32,000 people, including athletes and celebrities, came together once again for the sheer love of running as the eighth edition of the Half Marathon began with swarming crowds and amazing enthusiasm. Some of the world's top long distance runners will participate in the USD 210,000 event, which has world 800m record holder and Olympic champion David Rudisha as its brand ambassador. This half marathon, recognised by the IAAF as a 'gold label Event' is one of the richest marathons in the world. The male and female winners will get USD 25,000 each, while the Indian winners will be richer by Rs. 2,50,000 each. In which Indian city it is happening?

4. On Saturday, 29th September 2012, the British energy firm BP said that Reliance Global Holdings will acquire BP Plc's petrochemical plant for $230 million in this country. BP said it has "agreed to sell all its interests in purified terephthalic acid (PTA) production in this country to Reliance Global Holdings Pte Ltd, Singapore (an associate firm of Reliance Ports and Terminals Ltd)". Reliance Ports and Terminals Ltd is a company owned by Mukesh Ambani. In which country Reliance made this acquisition?
[B]United Arab Emirates

5. Geeta Phogat, who became the first Indian woman wrestler to qualify for the Olympics, won the second bronze medal for India on Saturday, 29th September 2012 in the ongoing World Championships in Edmonton (Canada). Which women wrestler clinched the first bronze medal for India on Friday, 28th September 2012?
[A]Babita Phogat
[B]Neha Rathi
[C]Alka Tomar
[D]Navjot Kaur

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