Monday, October 8, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 08 October 2012

1. Announced on Monday, 8th October 2012, which company has inked a joint venture agreement with Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd (UPRVUNL) on October 06, 2012 for setting up a 1980 MW coal based thermal power project in Ghatampur Tehsil, Kanpur Nagar District, Uttar Pradesh at an investment of Rs 11128 crore?
[A]Coal India Limited
[B]Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd
[C]NTPC Limited
[D]Rural Electrification Corporation Limited

2. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine administered by the Nobel Foundation, is awarded once a year for outstanding discoveries in the field of life, science and medicine. It is one of five Nobel Prizes established in 1895 by Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, in his will. On 8th October 2012 announcement, British scientist John B. Gurdon and Japanese scientist __________ won the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent.
[A]Susumu Tonegawa
[B]Harold E. Varmus
[C]Shinya Yamanaka
[D]Rudolf Jaenisch

3. On 7 October 2012, who won his country's presidential election for a third time with 54.47% of the votes and a historically high turnout and now will start a fourth term as President of Venezuela?
[A]Hugo Chávez
[B]Henrique Capriles
[C]Adina Bastidas
[D]Diosdado Cabello

4. A ministerial panel on Monday, 8th October 2012, gave the go ahead to a proposal to charge mobile phone carriers a one-time fee for their existing second-generation airwave holdings based on a price to be determined by an upcoming auction. The move will affect older carriers including Bharti Airtel and Vodafone's Indian unit that are not hit by a Supreme Court order to revoke permits in a scandal-tainted 2008 sale and are not required to bid in the auction. The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) has recommended to the cabinet that companies be asked to pay for airwaves beyond ________ mega hertz at the auction-determined price for the remaining validity of their licence periods.

5. The ICC World Twenty20 (T20 World Cup) is the international championship of Twenty20 cricket. Organised by cricket's governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), the tournament consists of 12 teams, comprising all ten ICC full members and two other ICC members chosen through the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier. The event is generally held every two years, and all matches are accorded Twenty20 International status. The Winners for men 2012 ICC World Twenty20 were West Indies who defeated Sri Lanka by 36 runs. Who won the 2012 ICC Women's World Twenty20 played on 7th October 2012?
[C]New Zealand
[D]Sri Lanka

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