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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz : 25 November 2012

1. On Saturday, 24th November 2012, DRDO director general and scientific advisor to defence minister V K Saraswat during an interaction with media persons on the sidelines of the 26th national convention of aerospace engineers, organised by the Institution of Engineers (India), Andhra Pradesh state centre, announced that a long-range missile testing range will come up on a 260-acre land in the state. Saraswat said it would take three years to build infrastructure on the range from the time of allotment of land to DRDO. The entire project may cost around Rs 1,000 crore. At which place this testing range is planned?
[Category: Science Current Affairs]

2. Finance Minister P Chidambaram during Bancon conference on 24th Nov 2012 said that the Government will launch the payout of direct cash subsidy to people through the Aadhaar based system in the country from January 1, 2013. He also said that the government intends to complete roll out of the direct cash transfer through the Aadhaar system in the entire country by the end of 2013. The initial launch of the ambitious programme of payout of direct cash subsidy to people through the Aadhaar system will cover how many districts across 15 states of the country?
[Category: Economy Current Affairs]

3. OLYMPIC champions Usain Bolt has been named male athlete of the year by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) at a ceremony in Barcelona on 24th November 2012. Bolt, who retained his 100 and 200 metre titles in London in August, is the first man to win the award four times. While Female athlete of the year award goes to an American athlete who was honored for her gold medal in the 200 meters. She was also part of the gold-winning US 4x100 metre relay team, which was awarded female performance of the year after smashing the world record set in 1985 by East Germany. Can you name her?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A]Novlene Williams-Mills
[B]Amantle Montsho
[C]Allyson Felix
[D]Kerron Stewart

4. Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad inaugurated the OOPD (Outreach OPD) at the second campus of AIIMS at Badhsa village in Jhajjar, Haryana on Saturday 24th November 2012. The new campus will also house the country’s national cancer institute, built at a cost of Rs 2,100 crore. It would also be the first OPD in the country to provide free medicines to patients. AIIMS director Dr R C Deka said the new campus initially will have OPDs in paediatrics, gynaecology, medicine, surgery, orthopaedics and ophthalmology and in the long term, it will be expanded to a full-fledged super-specialty teaching and research institute. What does OPD means here?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A]Outside patient department
[B]Orthopaedics patient department
[C]Outdoor patient department
[D]Obstetrics patient department

5. Miss Earth is an annual international beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness. Along with Miss Universe and Miss World contests, Miss Earth is one of the four largest beauty pageants in the world in terms of the number of national-level competitions to participate in the world finals and one of the most publicized beauty contests in the world. Who won the Miss Earth 2012, the 12th edition of the Miss Earth pageant, in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Philippines on 24th November 2012?
[Category: Arts and culture Current Affairs]
[A]Olga Álava
[B]Tereza Fajksova
[C]Stephany Stefanowitz
[D]Osmariel Villalobos