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Monday, November 19, 2012

Current Affairs Questions Answers Quiz: 19 November 2012

1. Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda laid the foundation stone of the new Government Medical College in Karnal on Sunday, 18th November 2012. The Rs 650-crore super specialty Government Medical College will have a 500-bedded hospital, OPD, maternity hospital, emergency ward, hospital block, nursing college, auditorium, animal house and other advanced facilities. The state government has provided Rs 105.5 crore in the current financial year for the medical college. The medical college being constructed over 43 acre, will have 100 MBBS seats. The construction will be carried out by Hospital Services Consultancy Corporation India Limited. What is the name of the college?
[A]Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College
[B]Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College
[C]Indira Gandhi Government Medical College
[D]Rajeev Gandhi Government Medical College

2. An Indian Fertiliser maker has signed a memorandum of understanding to set up an USD 800 million manufacturing facility in the United Arab Emirates. The plant in Ras al Khaimah will produce one million tonnes of diammonium phosphate fertiliser a year when it comes onstream, Fertiliser Maker's adviser on the deal, Alpen Capital, said in a statement on Sunday, 18th Nov 2012. The plant will be the company's first manufacturing facility outside India. Can you name the manufacturer?
[A]Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers
[B]Zuari Industries
[C]National Fertilizers
[D]Coromandel International

3. Finance minister P Chidambaram said on Sunday, 18th Nov 2012, that amendments to GAAR, the controversial law against tax avoidance through foreign investments, have been finalized. He said that the amendments to the Chapter 10A of the Income Tax Act has been finalized. Chapter 10A of the Income Tax Act deals with taxation of investments. GAAR, which was proposed in the 2012-13 Budget with a view to preventing tax evasion, evoked sharp reactions from foreign as well as domestic investors who feared that unbridled powers to taxmen would result in harassment of investors . The government later appointed a committee headed by tax expert Parthasarthi Shome to look into their concerns. What is GAAR?
[A]Gross Anti-Avoidance Rules
[B]General Agreement on Avoidance Rules
[C]General Act of Avoidance Rules
[D]General Anti-Avoidance Rules

4. After four months in orbit, NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, along with two other cosmonauts, returned to Earth on Monday, 19th November 2012. The trio spent four months conducting research and exploration aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The record-breaking Indian-American along with Russian Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency landed in the steppe of which place in the world?
[A]Florida, USA
[B]Jiuquan, China
[C]Kazakhstan, Russia
[D]California, USA

5. The 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup was the 7th FIFA Futsal World Cup, an international futsal tournament that took place from 1–18 November 2012 in Thailand. An extra four teams (increase to 24 from 20 at the 2008 event in Brazil) were competing at this World Cup. Futsal is a variant of association football that is played on a smaller pitch and mainly played indoors. Which team won the 2012 title on Sunday, 18th Nov 2012?