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Monday, October 29, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz: 29 October 2012

1. In the cabinet reshuffle on 28th October 2012, newly inducted Railway Minister said that his priority will be to improve the financial health of the national transporter and make it a preferred mode of journey in the country. Who has been named as the new Railway Minister?
[A]Pawan Kumar Bansal
[B]Adhir Ranjan Choudhary
[C]Kotla Jaya Suryaprakash Reddy
[D]C. P. Joshi

2. A Japanese player shocked World No. 3 Saina Nehwal of India to record a sensational 21-19, 21-11 win in the 39-minute final of the French Open Super Series women's singles in Paris on Sunday, 28th October 2012. What is the name of the Japanese badminton player who defeted Saina Nehwal in the final?
[A]Maria Kristin Yulianti
[B]Lydia Cheah Li Ya
[C]Minatsu Mitani
[D]Xu Huaiwen

3. The Indian Grand Prix is a motor race in the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship held at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida near New Delhi. Who won the Indian Grand Prix on Sunday 28th October 2012?
[A]Fernando Alonso
[B]Sebastian Vettel
[C]Lewis Hamilton
[D]Mark Webber

4. Asia's biggest radio telescope, the size of eight basketball courts, to be used in collecting accurate data from satellites and space probes was unveiled at the foot of Sheshan Mountain in Shanghai Astronomical Observatory on Sunday, 28th October 2012. With a diameter of 65 meters and height of 70 meters this Radio Telescope is able to "hear" faint signals from 10 billion light years away. What is the official name of this telescope?
[A]Primeval Structure Telescope (PaST)
[B]Chinese Spectral Radio Heliograph (CSRH)
[C]Miyun Synthesis Radio Telescope (MSRT)
[D]Shanghai 65-meter Radio Telescope

5. Which Indian billiards player notched up his seventh World Billiards Championship title in the time format after comprehensively beating defending champion and seasoned Englishman Mike Russell in the final in Leeds?
[A]Pankaj Advani
[B]Dhruv Sitwala
[C]Rupesh Shah
[D]Geet Sethi