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Sunday, November 4, 2012

04 November 2012: Current Affairs Quiz Questions Answers

1. On Friday, 2nd November 2012, US was inducted as a dialogue partner in the 20-nation IOR-ARC grouping at its meeting in Gurgaon, following hectic behind-the-stage diplomacy led by India. On Saturday 3rd November 2012, US Secretary of state Hillary Clinton called up external affairs minister Salman Khurshid and thanked him for India's leadership role in securing the dialogue-partner status for the US in IOR-ARC. The US has joined the grouping of as the sixth dialogue partner after China, Japan, the UK, France and Egypt. What is IOR-ARC?
[A]Indian Oceanic Regional Association for Regional Cooperation
[B]International Offshore Rules Association for Regional Cooperation
[C]Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation
[D]International Orientation Resources Association for Regional Cooperation

2. Announced on 3rd November 2012, India, which assumed this month’s rotating Presidency of the Security Council, will showcase its low-cost Aakash tablet at the United Nations, highlighting the country’s innovation involved in the “most competitively priced” tablet computer. India’s Permanent Representative to the U.N. Hardeep Singh Puri said a presentation on the tablet will be held on November 28 at the world body’s headquarters. Which company had won the Indian government’s tender for making and supplying these tablets?

3. Veteran BJP leader and former governor of Gujarat and Rajasthan died on 3rd November 2012 at his residence in Patna on Saturday after prolonged illness. He had served as governor of Gujarat from May 7, 2003 to July 7, 2004 and for a brief period of Rajasthan too during the same duration. He was born at Dudharchak in Buxara district in 1923. He was a bachelor. In 1980, he became the first BJP Bihar president. He also served as BJP national Vice President from 1995 to 2003. Can you name this leader?
[A]Jagannath Mishra
[B]Lalit Narayan Mishra
[C]Satyendra Narayan Sinha
[D]Kailashpati Mishra

4. The Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust had challenged the award of patent of the drug "pegylated interferon alfa-2a (Pegasys)" to F. Hoffmann-La Roche A.G. (Roche) based on which the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) in India revoked the patent on Friday, 2nd November 2012. The patent, granted to Roche in 2006, was the first product patent on a medicine in India under the new Trips-mandated product patent regime for medicines. The patent granted a monopoly to Roche to market pegylated interferon alfa2a. For which desease's cure this medicine is used?
[B]Hepatitis C
[C]Lung Cancer
[D]Breast Cancer

5. Former RBI Deputy Governor has taken charge as Executive Director on the Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Saturday 3rd November 2012. He will also represent Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan on the IMF Board for a three-year term. Who is he?
[A]Duvvuri Subbarao
[B]Rakesh Mohan
[C]Bimal Jalan
[D]R. N. Malhotra