Monday, October 22, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 22 October 2012

1. The World No. 4 from India and Olympic bronze-medallist shuttler, Saina Nehwal came up with a near flawless performance to notch up an impressive 21-17, 21-8 win over Juliane Schenk of Germany in the 35-minute final of a Super Series badminton championship on Sunday, 21st October 2012. Saina Nehwal fought through a troubling knee to clinch her fourth title of the year by lifting which Premier trophy?
[A]US Open Super Series
[B]Australian Open Super Series
[C]Thailand Open Super Series
[D]Denmark Open Super Series

2. Legendary Bollywood filmmaker Yash Chopra, 80, passed away on Sunday evening at the Lilavati Hospital in Bandra, where he was being treated for dengue for the past one week. Chopra, who was popularly known as the ‘King of Romance’ for his several films in that genre, directed some of Bollywood’s most successful and iconic films. Born on September 27, 1932 in Lahore, Chopra began his career as an assistant director to his older brother BR Chopra and filmmaker IS Johar. What is the name of the first film for which he won Filmfare Best Director Award?

3. On Monday, 22nd October 2012, drug maker Dr Reddy's Laboratories has decided to acquire Netherlands-based speciality pharmaceutical company, for about 27.4 million euros (about Rs 193 crore). Can you name the company?
[B]Novo Nordisk
[C]OctoPlus NV
[D]Barr Laboratories

4. Chief Minister of this state unveiled Solar Energy Policy 2012 on Saturday, 20th October 2012 and aims at making this southern state a regional solar energy hub. Under the scheme, the state will have solar energy parks, will encourage households to adopt solar energy, make it compulsory for all new government buildings to have rooftop solar panels and ask big industries to use solar power. The scheme aims at generating 3,000 MW of solar power by 2015. Which state is this?
[B]Andhra Pradesh

5. In a last-minute change on Sunday 21st October 2012, prime minister Manmohan Singh removed Union law and minority affairs minister Salman Khurshid from the official 'goodwill Haj delegation', and instead asked minister of state for external affairs to proceed to Saudi Arabia. Law Minister Salman Khurshid, who is embroiled in a controversy over allegations of misappropriation of funds by his trust, was removed from Haj tour amid speculation of a Cabinet reshuffle in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government next week. Who is minister of state for external affairs going for Haj tour?
[A]Azam Khan
[B]E Ahmed
[C]Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
[D]Ghulam Nabi Azad

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