Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 17 October 2012

1. On Tuesday, 16th October 2012, Citigroup Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Vikram Pandit abruptly stepped down following a clash with the New York company's board over strategy and operating performance at businesses including its institutional clients group, according to people with knowledge of the bank. Who has been appointed as the new CEO of Citigroup?
[A]John Havens
[B]Michael E. O'Neill
[C]Mike Corbat
[D]Richard Parsons

2. Hilary Mary Mantel is an English novelist, short story writer, essayist and critic. She won the 2012 Man Booker Prize. She is the first British writer and first woman to receive the award twice. In 2009, she won the Man Booker Prize for her novel Wolf Hall. What is the name of the book for which she won this year's Man Booker Prize on Tuesday 16th October 2012?
[A]Bring Up the Bodies
[B]Beyond Black
[C]The Mirror and the Light
[D]A Place of Greater Safety

3. On Tuesday, 16th October 2012, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced that the iconic Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar will be conferred the membership of the Order of Australia, an honour "rarely" awarded to non-Australians. The 39-year-old Tendulkar will become only the second Indian to get the honour. Who was the first Indian to get this honour?
[A]Sunil Gavaskar
[B]Soli Sorabjee
[C]Ratan Tata
[D]Amartya Sen

4. Qualcomm Technologies Inc, Bharti Airtel, and Huawei on Tuesday, 16th October 2012, announced India’s first multi-mode 4G LTE TDD smartphone at Innovation Qualcomm India 2012. An official statement confirms that the smartphone is capable of handling high speed data on the Long Term Evolution(LTE) network and voice calls on the underlying 3G network using Circuit Switched Voice Fall Back (CSFB voice) technology. What is the name of this smartphone?
[A]GeForce GTX 650 Ti
[B]Huawei W1
[C]Desire X
[D]Ascend P1 LTE

5. The Supreme Court on Tuesday, 16th October 2012, lifted the interim ban on tourism activities in core tiger reserve areas following the formal notification of fresh guidelines on tiger conservation by the central government. The guidelines suggested by National Tiger Conservation Authority(NTCA) allow only up to 20% of the core areas of tiger habitats for regulated, low-impact tourism. What is the title of the draft guidelines prepared by NTCA?
[A]Status of the Tigers, Co-predators, and Prey in India, 2012
[B]Normative Standards for Tourism activities and Project Tiger Guidelines, 2012
[C]National Tiger Conservation activities and Project Tiger Guidelines, 2012
[D] Project Tiger: The reserves, the tigers, and their future for Tourism activities, 2012

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