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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Current General Awareness: Daily Quiz for 28th November 2012

1. The Civil Aviation Ministry on Tuesday, 27th Nov 2012, announced the start of a chopper service between Delhi and Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh. The service, a joint effort with UP Tourism, will start from Wednesday, 28th November 2012. The helicopters will be available from Terminal 1-D of the IGI Airport. The inaugural flight will be flagged off from Vrindavan at 1.30 pm by Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh’s son and Rashtriya Lok Dal MP Jayant Chaudhary. Which company is operating these helicopters?
[Category: Tourism Current Affairs]
[A]Jagson Airlines
[C]Ventura Airconnect
[D]Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited

2. On Tuesday, 27th november 2012, Tata Motors has made a foray into the Bangladesh new car market by introducing two sedans and a hatchback. The company has introduced compact sedan Tata Indigo eCS, the Tata Indigo Manza which is a luxury sedan and the Tata Indica Vista hatchback. The cars will be available in Dhaka with one showroom but Tata Motors plans to cover three other cities by 2013. Tata Motors introduced its buses in Bangladesh long back and has around 53,000 commercial vehicles on Bangladesh roads and is a market leader with 70% market share. The vehicles would be marketed through Nitol Motors of the Nitol-Niloy Group in Bangladesh. In which year Tata Motors entered Bangladesh for commercial vehicles?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]

3. Two senior journalists of a TV News channel were arrested on Tuesday, 27th Nov 2012, on charges of trying to extort Rs 100 crore from Congress MP Naveen Jindal's group for not doing news reports on coal scam linking his firm. The arrests on charges of extortion came following the registration of a case about 45 days ago on a complaint filed by Jindal's company with Delhi Police's Crime Branch. Sudhir Chaudhary, head of news, and Samir Ahluwalia, head of business at the channel, are accused of trying to extort money from the Indian business firm Jindal Group. Which channel is involved in this controversy?
[Category: News Current Affairs]
[A]ABP News
[B]Zee News

4. The 2012 India International Trade Fair, which concluded on 27th November 2012, saw a 22 per cent increase in business visitors, with 437 overseas exhibitors from 23 countries participating in the 14-day fair. Nearly 8,000 business visitors registered during the first five days of the event. Assam won the gold medal in the states and Union Territories category, while Kerala won the silver followed by Punjab and Rajasthan jointly receiving the ‘commendation award’. Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh managed to win gold medal and commendation awards in the north eastern states category, respectively. Which country won the gold medal in the ‘foreign pavilion’ category?
[Category: Trade Current Affairs]
[A]Republic of Belarus
[B]South Africa

5. The 'Rule of Law Index 2012' report by World Justice Project's provides country-by-country scores and rankings for eight areas of the rule of law. India, the report said, has a robust system of checks and balances (ranked thirty-seventh worldwide and second among lower middle income countries), an independent judiciary, strong protections for freedom of speech, and a relatively open government (ranking fiftieth globally and fourth among lower-middle income countries). However administrative agencies do not perform well (ranking 79th) and the civil court system ranks poorly too. What is the rank of India among 97 countries in guaranteeing access to all civil justice?
[Category: Politics and Nation Current Affairs]