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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 07 October 2012

1. On Saturday, 6th October 2012, Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has begun a motorcade ‘peace march’ to Pakistan's restive tribal areas to protest against US drone strikes. The two-day protest started in Islamabad and is due to end in South Waziristan, a major focus of strikes. The rally is currently being lead by party chief Imran Khan. What is the name of Imran Khan's party?
[A]Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)
[B]Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)
[C]Pakistan Muslim League
[D]Pakistan Socialist Party

2. On Saturday, 6th October 2012, in a major blow to the aspirations of Suresh Kalmadi, V.K. Verma and Lalit Bhanot ahead of the elections, the Ethics Commission of the International Olympic Committee has recommended that the tainted trio be suspended from all their functions within the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) with immediate effect. The Ethics Commission’s recommendation came after IOC president Jacues Rogge asked for its view following IOA vice-president's query on the position of these three officials ahead of proposed IOA election on November 25 this year. Who is the IOA vice president?
[A]Jagdish Tytler
[B]Ajay Maken
[C]Vijay Kumar Malhotra
[D]Randhir Singh

3. Activist Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday, 6th October 2012, launched a satyagrah in New Delhi to protest against inflated power and water bills and hike in tariffs by restoring electricity connection to the household of a labourer, who claimed that he got a bill for Rs 15,000 last month and connection got disconnected as he could not pay it. Kejriwal said the India Against Corruption will hold a dharna tomorrow and burn electricity bills in 114 municipal wards. He also said that the Delhi government must roll back the hike before November three or we will protest again on November 4 and gherao Sheila Dikshit's house. By what name he launched his protest?
[A]Bijli-Bachao satyagraha
[B]Bijli-Kranti satyagraha
[C]Bijli-Paani satyagraha
[D]Bijli-Paani Janadhikar Satyagrah

4. The Supreme Court on Friday, 5th October 2012, rejected the bail plea of Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy, an Indian politician and is a member of the Parliament of India from Kadapa constituency, in a disproportionate assets case. The decision of a bench of Justices Aftab Alam and Ranjana P Desai came after the CBI's counsel, senior advocate Ashok Bhan, handed over a detailed note on the status of investigation against Reddy, which it said "was not confined to India and extended abroad". Which party Jagan Mohan Reddy belongs to?
[D]YSR Congress

5. On Friday, 5th October 2012, addressing a gathering of Panchayat-level workers on Friday, Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh said as per The Indian Express, “Sixty-four percent of Indians defecate in open spaces, which is a global record. It is now reckoned as the main cause of India’s malnutrition problem.” Further Ramesh created a controversy by saying that toilets are more important than temples in India. However Congress appeared to disapprove of the Rural Development Minister’s comment saying "we respect the sanctity of every religious place". He was participating in a rally to promote the message of making the country open defecation-free and ensuring proper sanitation in rural areas. Which rally he attended?
[A]Nirmal Jeevan Yatra
[B]Bharat Nirman Yatra
[C]Nirmal Bharat Yatra
[D]Nav Bharat Yatra