Saturday, October 27, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 27 October 2012

1. On Friday, Oct 26, 2012, after parting ways with Unitech, Norwegian telecom giant Telenor has found a new Indian partner. After getting the necessary approvals, Telenor will hold 74% in the Indian joint venture telewings. The partner company to telenor is controlled by Sudhir Valia and the investment has been made at his personal capacity. Sudhir Valia is the brother-in-law of Sun Pharma's Dilip Sanghvia and is also the whole-time director of the pharma major. What is the name of the partner company to telenor?
[A]Sun Investments and Finance Limited
[B]Firstsource Solutions
[C]Ideal Road Builders Group
[D]Lakshadeep Investments and Finance Limited

2. On Friday, 26th October 2012, a judge convicted former Premier Silvio Berlusconi for tax fraud related to his family media company's activities a decade ago, a verdict that hits the billionaire politician in the twilight of his career and leaves his conservative party to deal with the fallout ahead of elections next year. The former Prime Minister was sentenced to four years in jail for tax fraud, but later cut it to one year because of an amnesty law. He was PM of which country?

3. On 26th October 2012, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna resigns ahead of Cabinet resuffle, which is scheduled for Sunday. He served as Minister of External Affairs from 2009 to October 2012. The resignation of this 80-year-old Congress veteran came a day after the state Lokayukta ordered a probe against him and two other former chief ministers over complaints of corruption in an expressway project. He was the CM of which state from 1999 to 2004?
[B]Andhra Pradesh

4. The last film directed by Jaspal Bhatti and produced by Paveljeet Singh under B & R Films and Madarts Jaspal Bhatti's Film School released on 26 October, 2012 worldwide and is an Indian Punjabi romantic comedy film . The lead actors include Jaspal Bhatti himself, his wife Savita Bhatti and several well-known Punjabi actors. What is the name of teh film?
[B]Chak De Phatte
[C]Power Cut
[D]Full Tension

5. Three students from India won one gold and two silver medals at the 17th International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO) held from October 16 to 24. A total of 18 teams participated from 17 countries, including China, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Armenia, Russia, Moscow land, Serbia, Cremia, Italy and Kazakhstan. The students were felicitated on Friday, 26 Oct 2012, at the Nehru Science Centre in Mumbai, which is the officially designated organisation on behalf of National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) to coordinate the event and select teams for IAO. In which country International Astronomy Olympiad was held?

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