Saturday, November 3, 2012

03 November 2012: Current Affairs Quiz Questions Answers

1. Who has been appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Asia’s oldest stock exchange on Friday, 2nd November 2012?
[A]Madhu Kannan
[B]Sudhakar Rao
[C]Ashishkumar Chauhan
[D]Ambarish Datta

2. SC commissioners' report, submitted to the Supreme court on Friday, 2nd November 2012, warned that the contractor-corporate lobby had a firm grip over ICDS rations supply business, worth Rs 8,000 crore, in several states. It specifically referred to Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Meghalaya and Maharashtra. The ICDS is India's primary social welfare scheme to tackle malnutrition and health problems in poor children below 6 years of age and their mothers. It is considered the backbone of government's efforts to improve the dismal family health indices in India - some of the worst even among developing countries. What is ICDS?
[A]Indian Child Development Scheme
[B]Integrated Child Development Scheme
[C]Interim Children Development Scheme
[D]Integrated Commission for Development Scheme

3. A contempt petition has been filed, on 2nd November 2012, against the Sahara Group in the Supreme Court for not complying with directions relating to refund of about Rs 24,000 crore by its two firms to their investors. The petition said the two firms, Sahara India Real Estate Corporation (SIREC) and Sahara Housing Investment Corporation (SHIC), have not followed the apex court's direction to furnish within 10 days the information about the investors. Who filed the petition against Sahara group?
[A]Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
[B]National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. (NSE)
[C]Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
[D]Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)

4. Adult entertainment company Playboy is to open its first club in India but its iconic bunnies will not be nude. Instead they will receive a demure makeover for the local market. The club will open by mid-December, Playboy (PB) Lifestyle chief Sanjay Gupta said on 1st Novemebr 2012. Where in India Playboy is going to open its first club?

5. Finance minister P Chidambaram will hold discussions with his counterparts from G-20 nations amid developed as well as developing nations facing sluggish growth prospects. The two-day G-20 finance ministers and Central Bank governors' Meeting beginning November 4 comes against the backdrop of persisting European debt crisis hurting growth developing economies like India and China. G-20 is group of 20 most developed and developing nations. Where would this G-20 meet happening?
[B]South Korea

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