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Friday, November 30, 2012

Current Affairs Digest for 30 November 2012

1. Former Indian Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral died today on 30th November 2012. He participated in India's freedom struggle, and was jailed in 1942 during the 'Quit India Movement'. Gujral was the second PM to govern exclusively from the Rajya Sabha, first being his immediate predecessor H.D. Deve Gowda. He served as the ______ Prime Minister of India from April 1997 to March 1998.
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]

2. On Thursday, 29th November 2012, the Supreme Court has sought the government's view on a public interest litigation challenging the legality of a particular Section of the Information Technology Act, 2000, which was invoked by Mumbai police recently to arrest two young women. This section of IT Act, 2000, provides for a jail term of up to three years for anyone who uses a computer or any other communication device to send information that is grossly offensive, menacing, causes annoyance or hatred. What is the section?
[Category: Politics and Nation Current Affairs]

3. On Thursday, 29th November 2012, PVR Ltd buys a Multiplex chain promoters' entire stake of 69.27 per cent for Rs 394.98 cr. PVR will also purchase additional up to 26 per cent stake from public shareholders through an open offer under the SEBI regulations 2011. PVR, one of the largest multiplex companies in the country runs 197 screens. Which Multiple Chain Operator, PVR acquired?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[C]Wave Cinema
[D]BIG Cinemas

4. Onco Therapies Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Strides Arcolab Ltd (Strides), has received ANDA approval for Ifosfamide injection 50 mg/ml packaged in one gram/20 ml and three grams/60 ml single-dose vials. Ifosfamide is a part of the onncology portfolio licensed to Pfizer for the US market and the product is available for immediate launch. Ifosfamide is a chemotherapy drug that is usually used to treat sarcoma, testicular cancer and some types of lymphomas. What does ANDA stands for?
[Category: Corporate Current Affairs]
[A]Astute New Drug Application
[B]Access to New Discovery Application
[C]Abbreviated New Discovery Application
[D]Abbreviated New Drug Application

5. On Friday, 30th November 2012, estranged Karnataka strongman B.S. Yedddyurappa resigned from primary membership of BJP. He was associated with the party for four decades. Bidding an emotional adieu to the party he had helped bring to power as the first BJP government in the South, Mr. Yeddyruppa said he had sent in his resignation to party chief Nitin Gadkari. Mr. Yeddyurappa has announced he would formally launch the his party on December 9, 2012 at Haveri. What is the name of his party?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A]Karnataka Jan Sangharsh Party
[B]Karnataka Janata Dal
[C]Karnataka Janadhar Party
[D]Karnataka Janata Party