Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 23 October 2012

1. On Monday, 22 October 2012, alleged Indian Mujahideen leader Mohammad Fasih extradited and deported to India from this country. The same country also handed over another Lashkar-e-Tayeba (LeT) terror suspect, A Rayees to the Kerala Police a fortnight ago. Home Secretary RK Singh on Monday praised the excellent co-operation showed by this country's government, saying Fasih was a very important catch given his involvement as a facilitator of a terror module of 13 IM men arrested in 2011, for plotting blasts at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore and the Jama Masjid shoot-out in Delhi. From which country these suspects were extradited?
[A]Abu Dhabhi
[C]Saudi Arab

2. This Chief minister’s political advisor Pawan Khera on Monday served a legal notice to India Against Corruption member Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly defaming CM and using “foul and filthy language” during a talk show on a news channel. Asking Kejriwal to withdraw the remarks, Khera has demanded immediate and unconditional apology. However Kejriwal said he will continue to defame corrupt politicians till injustice and corruption is done away with. Can you name the CM and his/her state?
[A]Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Haryana
[B]Sheila Dikshit, Delhi
[C]Prithviraj Chavan, Maharashtra
[D]Prem Kumar Dhumal, Himachal Pradesh

3. On Tuesday 23rd October 2012, eminent litterateur and Sahitya Akademi President Sunil Gangopadhyay died at his South Kolkata residence in the early hours following a massive heart attack. He had won the Sahitya Akademi Award (1985), Ananda Puraskar (1989) and the Hindu Literary Prize(2011). After serving five years as the Vice President, he was elected the President of the Sahitya Akademi on February 20, 2008. He was founder of which seminal poetry magazine that became a platform for a new generation of poets experimenting with many new forms?
[A]Ananda Bazar Patrika
[C]Jeeban Je Rakam

4. Industrial group Rain Commodities Ltd agreed to buy speciality chemicals group in Germany in a 702 million euro deal that would set a new record for an Indian takeover of a German-owned business. The acquisition is more than 220 million euros larger than the previous record Indian acquisition of a German-owned asset, set in February 2006, when Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd bought Betapharm Arzneimittel, an Augsburg-based pharmaceuticals manufacturer, Thomson Reuters data shows. What is the name of the company Rain Group is buying?

5. Fiji National University (FNU) Film Festival is a two-week long film festival, which was partnered with Indian High Commission and organised by Fiji National University and Film Fiji, was held in Labassa. On Monday 22nd October 2012, which bollywood movie has been named the best film at the International Film Festival in Fiji?
[A]Dirty Picture
[B]Ra. One
[D]Zindgi Na Milegi Dobara

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