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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Current Affairs Questions Answers Quiz: 18 November 2012

1. The national theatre festival for children, which held every alternate year, is being hosted by National School of Drama with as many as 17 plays in nine different languages performed by children. The 10-day festival which promises a mix of fantasies, history, comedy and social issues started today on November 18, 2012. There will be theatre groups from Assam, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Kerala, Manipur and Tamil Nadu and even from Bangladesh and Nepal. What is the name of the theatre festival?
[A]Kids Fiesta
[B]Childrens Dreams
[D]Bachpan Ke Rang

2. Balasaheb Keshav Thackeray was an Indian politician, founder and chief of the Shiv Sena, a right-wing Hindu nationalist, and Marathi ethnocentric party active mainly in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. His followers called him the Hindu Hriday Samraat ("Emperor of Hindu Hearts"). Bal Thackeray, the fiery torchbearer of Hindutva politics, the architect of the sons-of-the-soil ideology in Mumbai and the man who ruled the city for more than four decades, passed away after nearly four months of illness at his residence in Bandra on 17th November 2012. He was also the founder of the Marathi-language newspaper. WHat is the name of this newspaper?

3. In Gujarat, Bharatiya Janata Party with its leader Narendra Modi launched a unique high tech poll campaign on November 18, 2012. The high-tech campaign, claimed to be a first in the world, will see Mr. Modi addressing public meetings across the State without his real-time presence. Mr Modi will simultaneously address people in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot on Sunday. The address will be telecast live. The campaign will cover other cities, towns and constituencies later in a phased manner. The technology is expected to herald a new era in election campaigning. What is the technology being used by BJP?
[A]Three-dimensional (3-D)
[B]Video Conferencing
[C]Live interaction at Google Plus
[D]Virtual Laser Reality

4. On Friday, 16 November 2012, Union Steel Minister commissioned Tata Steel's new Coke Oven Battery no.10 and By-Product Plant at its Jamshedpur facility. Built at a capacity of 0.7 million tonnes per annum, this is part of Tata Steel's ambitious 9.7 MTPA expansion project in Jamshedpur. This would also improve the financial viability of the steel works significantly, a Tata Steel press release said. The Coke Oven Battery no. 10 and the By-Product Plant would go into full production in the month of December 2012. SAIL chairman C S Verma, Steel secretary D R S Choudhary, Tata Steel MD H M Nerurkar were present among others during when the minister commissioned the Coke Oven Battery no.10 and By-Product Plant. Who is the Union Steel Minister?
[A]Ram Vilas Paswan
[B]Virbhadra Singh
[C]Naveen Jindal
[D]Beni Prasad Verma

5. The 21st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit opened on Sunday, 18th November 2012 bringing together leaders from 10 ASEAN member countries. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, the rotating chair of ASEAN this year, presided over the summit under the theme "One Community, One Destiny". The summit is expected to tackle such issues as ASEAN Community building, maintaining regional peace and security as well as strengthening cooperation between the bloc and its partners. Founded in 1967, ASEAN groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Where is teh summit happening?
[A]Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
[B]Manila, Philippines
[C]Phnom Penh, Cambodia
[D]Jakarta, Indonesia