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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Current General Awareness: Daily Quiz for 27th November 2012

1. The National Stock Exchange (NSE) on Monday, 26th November 2012, appointed new Managing Director and CEO of the exchange with effect from April 1, 2013, for five years. The new CEO has been with the NSE since its inception and at present serves as the Joint Managing Director. The NSE board also elected Ravi Narain, the present MD and CEO, as Vice-Chairman. The Vice-Chairmanship in non-executive capacity will be effective from April 1, 2013. In his capacity as Vice-Chairman, he will continue on the board of NSE. Who would be the new CEO of NSE from 1st April 2013?
[Category: Management Current Affairs]
[A]Shikha Sharma
[B]RH Patil
[C]Chanda Kochhar
[D]Chitra Ramkrishna

2. Mohammad Rafi was an Indian recording artist and is considered to be one of the greatest Indian playback singers of all time in Hindi Film Industry. In his lifetime, he was awarded the National Film Award, Best National Singer Award and six Filmfare Awards. In 1967, he was honoured with the Padma Shri award by the Government of India. On Sunday, 25th November 2012, Amitabh Bachchan launched the book ‘Mohammed Rafi My Abba - A Memoir’ at Hotel Taj Lands End in Bandra. Who is the author of the book on Md Rafi?
[Category: Literature Current Affairs]
[A]Hajji Ali Mohammad
[B]Yasmin Rafi
[C]Zeenat Begum
[D]Nuzhat Rafi

3. The European Youth Capital (EYC) is the title awarded to a European city for the period of one year, during which it is given the chance to showcase its youth-related cultural, social, political and economic life and development. The current capital is Braga. Which city has been chosen as the 2015 European Youth Capital on Sunday, 25th November 2012?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A]Cluj-Napoca, Romania
[B]Thessaloniki, Greece
[C]Maribor, Slovenia
[D]Rotterdam, Netherlands

4. As announced on Tuesday, 27th Nov 2012, IRINN has begun issuing IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) addresses in India, and is doing so at a 60 percent discount during the soft launch. As per Govind, CEO of National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI), this is to test compatibility of hardware and software that has to be in place. In next couple of months industrial grade of IPv6 will be launched. IRINN was set up by state-run NIXI, and is recognized by APNIC, one of the five authorized bodies for issuing Internet addresses, to do so in India. The internet addresses under the present version IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4), are limited and service providers often assign single IP address to many users, making it difficult to identify the end user. The number of IPv6 addresses available is enormous. What does IRINN stands for?
[Category: Technology Current Affairs]
[A]Indian Registry for Internet Names and Numbers
[B]Indian Registry for Internet Nomenclature and Numbers
[C]Inetrnet Registry for Indian Names and Numbers
[D]Indian Registrar for Internet Nationality and Numbers

5. On Tuesday, 27th November 2012, Greece has won big breathing space with long-frozen Euro Zone loans to restart from December and a first clear admission that a chunk of the country’s debt burden will need to be written off down the line. The Euro Zone and the International Monetary Fund agreed to unlock loans and on the need to grant significant debt relief going forward for decades to come. How much is teh amount Greece will get in loans now?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A]33.7 billion euros
[B]37.7 billion euros
[C]43.7 billion euros
[D]48.7 billion euros