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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Current Affairs and Business News: Daily Quiz 29th November 2012

1. On Wednesday, 28th November 2012, the sentencing by US Court of American-born Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist, accused of involvement in 26/11 Mumbai attacks, has been fixed for January 17, 2013 while that of his accomplice Tahawwur Rana has been rescheduled for January 15, 2013 from December 4, 2012. US District Judge Harry Leinenweber will announce the sentence of the two accused, who have been charged with conspiracy of 2008 Mumbai attack and plan to attack a Denmark newspaper. What is the name of the terrorist?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A]Hafiz Muhammad Saeed
[B]Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi
[C]Yusuf Muzammil
[D]David Coleman Headley

2. Maldives announced on Tuesday, 27th Nov 2012, that its Cabinet has recommended termination of a contract given by the previous regime to GMR Group for developing Ibrahim Nasir International Airport at Male. GMR won the contract in 2010 to upgrade and operate the Maldives airport and build a new terminal after a global tender overseen by the World Bank. The deal with the GMR was signed under former president Mohamed Nasheed’s administration, following a competitive bidding process conducted by the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC). The deal is cancelled by the cabinet on the instructions of the current president. The GMR Group described the move as unilateral, completely irrational and taken under the pretext that the agreement was “void”. Who is the current president of Maldives?
[Category: International Politics Current Affairs]
[A]Mohd. Waheed Hassan Manik
[B]Mohammed Waheed Deen
[C]Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
[D]Ibrahim Nasir

3. Australia’s highest test run-scorer and former captain Ricky Ponting has announced he will retire from test cricket. The 38-year-old former said on Thursday, 29th Nov 2012, that the third test against South Africa starting on Friday will be his last. Ponting will equal Steve Waugh’s record of 168 test appearances for Australia in the Perth match and he retires with a current test total of 13,336 runs. By what nickname he is famous?
[Category: Cricket Current Affairs]

4. On Wednesday, 28th November 2012, an agency of the United States federal government announces that BP has been suspended from bidding on future US government contracts as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This agency was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress. The agecny was first proposed by President Richard Nixon and began operation on December 2, 1970. What is the name of the agency?
[Category: Environment Current Affairs]
[A]Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
[B]Environmental Protection Agency
[C]Federal Maritime Commission
[D]Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission

5. The Rajasthan government on Wednesday, 28th Nov 2012, approved the OBC commission’s report seeking 5 per cent reservation for SBC in government jobs and educational institutions. The government approved the 5 per cent reservation over and above the existing 49 per cent quota that is already implemented in the state, taking the total reservation to 54 per cent. A government statement said that Gadariya and Gurjjar communities will be included in the SBC category along with three others and this category will be given an additional quota of 5 per cent. So far, the state had 21 per cent reservation for OBCs and another 28 per cent for SC/STs. What is SBC?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A]Scheduled Backward Castes
[B]Scheduled Backward Classes
[C]Special Backward Classes
[D]Special Backward Castes