Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 03 October 2012

1. Anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal launched a new political party on Tuesday, 2nd October 2012, saying he "will not rest till corruption is eradicated". A 'vision document' released earlier in the day chalked out the aims and ideals of the party. The document called 'Quest for Swaraj, From Subjecthood to Citizenship' says the party envisions an "independent, powerful and effective" Janlokpal, free school education, universal healthcare and an end to female foeticide and violence against women. However he couldn't name the political party because of "legal reasons". On which date the name of the party would be announced now?
[A]20 October 2012
[B]26 October 2012
[C]20 November 2012
[D]26 November 2012

2. As per the Profile of Banks: 2011-12 released by the RBI on October 2, 2012, The non-performing assets (NPA) of the banking sector rose sharply due to high interest rate and slowdown in the economy. What is the NPA of banking sector up in FY'12?

3. Hockey India’s 2nd Senior Men's National hockey championship was played between 23rd September 2012 to 2nd October 2012 at Bangalore. There were total 36 teams who participated in the tournament including defending champions Haryana. On 2nd October 2012, which team won the title?
[D]Air India

4. The United Nations Convention on Biodiversity began on 1st October 2012 in Hyderabad, India. It will focus on new strategies to improve the preparedness of the 164-member countries to implement the protocol on Biosafety adopted in January 2000. The protocol is an international agreement on biosafety, as a supplement to the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Biosafety Protocol seeks to protect biological diversity from the potential risks posed by living modified organisms resulting from modern biotechnology. What is the name of the protocol?
[A]Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
[B]Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur supplementary protocol
[C]Biological Diversity Protocol
[D]Rio Declaration on Environment and Development

5. The second phase of an ambitious $270 million India-aided project to build 43,000 houses for ethnic Tamils was launched on Tuesday, 2nd October 2012, in Sri Lanka. The project was launched jointly by Sri Lanka's Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa and India's High Commissioner Ashok K Kantha through a series of events organised at Periyamadhu, Mallavi and Eluthumadduval in Mannar, Mullaithivu and Jaffna districts, the Indian high commission in Colombo said in a statement. The project is part of New Delhi's commitment to assist the island nation in rehabilitating Tamils displaced by the Sri Lanka conflict. When did this conflict end?

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