Friday, October 5, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 05 October 2012

1. On Friday, 5th October 2012, The International Monetary Fund has lowered its forecasts for global economic growth to 3.3 percent this year and 3.6 percent in 2013 from earlier forecasts of 3.4 percent and 3.9 percent respectively. Chinese growth for 2013 is seen at 8.2 percent, versus a previous IMF estimate of 8.4 percent. A what percent Indian growth is seen versus a previous forecast of 6.6 percent?

2. India successfully test-fired nuclear capable missile on 5th October 2012, which is said to be the naval version of Prithvi short-range ballistic missile, from a warship off Odisha coast today. What is the codename of this indigenously developed naval version of the Prithvi short-range ballistic missile?
[B]Prithvi II

3. He is a German Formula One racing driver. Up to the end of season 2012 he is driving for the Mercedes team. He is a seven-time World Champion and is widely regarded as the greatest F1 driver of all time. In 2002 he became the only driver in Formula One history to finish in the top three in every race of a season and then also broke the record for most consecutive podium finishes. On 4 October 2012, he announced that he would retire at the conclusion of the season. Can you name him?
[A]Michael Schumacher
[B]Lewis Hamilton
[C]Rubens Barrichello
[D]Romain Grosjean

4. On 5 October 2012, scientists started this world's fastest radio telescope, which will has the ability to survey the universe including the mapping of black holes and exploring the origins of galaxies. It is Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)’s new radio telescope currently being commissioned at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO) in Mid West region of Western Australia. Can you name it?
[A]Parkes Radio Telescope (PRT)
[B]Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP)
[C]Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA)
[D]Murchison Widefield Array (MWA)

5. The National Stock Exchange index Nifty crashed 800 points this morning, halting the trade, which the bourse blamed on erroneous orders worth Rs. 650 crore by a broker for one of its clients. Trading in the cash market was frozen after the steep fall triggered the intra-day circuit filter, which shuts down the system when limits on either side are breached. The NSE has said the orders executed by the broker were on behalf of an institutional client, but the quantities were erroneous. What is the name of the broker involved?
[A]Sundaram Finance
[B]Bajaj FinServe
[C]Emkay Global Financial Services
[D]Sampriti Capital

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