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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Current Affairs Questions Answers: 21 November 2012

1. The Maharashtra Home Ministry on Wednesday, 21st November 2012, confirmed that 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks convict Ajmal Kasab was hanged at 7.30 am on Wednesday morning. Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab was a terrorist who was involved in the 2008 Mumbai attacks in India. Kasab was the only attacker captured alive by police and was kept at the Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai. On 29 August 2012, Kasab was found guilty of waging war and was sentenced to death by the Supreme Court of India. His plea was rejected by President and he was eventually executed on 21 November 2012. Where was Kasab executed?
[Category: National Current Affairs]
[A]Arthur Road Jail, Mumbai
[B]Tihar Jail, New Delhi
[C]Chanchalguda Central Jail, Chanchalguda
[D]Yerwada Jail, Pune

2. Government's single-window body to clear foreign investment proposals, FIPB,on Tuesday, 20th November 2012, cleared Swedish furniture major IKEA's Rs 10,500-crore project, the largest FDI in single-brand retail so far. IKEA Group, which manufactures and sells home and office furnishing products, proposes to invest in single-brand retail trading in India through a 100 percent subsidiary. IKEA's proposal to set up 25 stores in India has already been scrutinised by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) in the Commerce and Industry Ministry. The proposal will now have to be cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) as the FIPB can clear investment applications worth up to Rs 1,200 crore only. What does FIPB stands for?
[Category: Corporate Current Affairs]
[A]Foreign Industry Promotion Board
[B]Foreign Investment Promotion Board
[C]Foreign Investment Policy Board
[D]Foreign Industrial Policy Board

3. In a bid to control eve-teasing in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister announced on Tuesday 21st November 2012, during a function at the Gwalior trade fair, that those indulging in the act will not be get driving licences, passports and other government facilities. CM also added that a database of eve-teasers and those indulging in similar offences would be prepared and appropriate action would be taken against them. A toll free telephone number for registering complaints about eve-teasing and misbehaviour would also become operational soon. Who is the CM of Madhya Pradesh?
[Category: Political Current Affairs]
[A]Shivraj Singh Chouhan
[B]Babulal Gaur
[C]Shyama Charan Shukla
[D]Raman Singh

4. Israel launches a major military operation in the Gaza Strip, as hostilities with Hamas escalate. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) operation in the Gaza Strip was officially launched on 14 November 2012 with the killing of Ahmed Jabari, chief of the Gaza military wing of Hamas. The stated aims of the operation are to halt the indiscriminate rocket attacks against civilian targets originating from the Gaza Strip and to disrupt the capabilities of militant organizations. What is the name of the military operation?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A]Operation Pillar of Defense
[B]Operation Stones of Baked Clay
[C]Operation Blue Sky
[D]Operation Blue Seal

5. The Smile Foundation, in collaboration with Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) and city-based NGO Karuna Trust, on Tuesday, 20th Nov 2012, launched the Karnataka's first mobile hospital. The mobile hospital takes along specialist doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, equipment and medicines to designated villages and slums in a systematic manner. Started in June 2006, about 22 such mobile hospital vans are operational in 13 states and 5 lakh people have benefited. What is the name of the mobile hospital?
[Category: Health Current Affairs]
[A]Karuna Arogyadham
[B]Smile on Wheels
[C]Karuna Health Smile
[D]Mobile Smile