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Monday, November 26, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz : 26 November 2012

1. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cleared the name of a 1977 batch IPS officer from Madhya Pradesh cadre for the next director of the Intelligence Bureau on 25th November 2012. He would be the first Muslim to head it IB and will take over as officer on special duty on December 1, 2012, a procedure for smooth transition of power from the incumbent director to the new one. He will be taking over from Nehchal Sandhu who retires on December 31, 2012. Also Alok Joshi will be the new chief of RAW(Research and Analysis Wing). Who is been appointed as next director of IB?
[Category: Indian Current Affairs]
[A]Ibrahim Habibullah
[B]Zafar Saifullah
[C]Syed Asif Ibrahim
[D]Shahbaz Ahmad Zaheerudin Ibrahim

2. As part of the celebrations to mark two decades of dialogue between ASEAN and neighbor India, a ASEAN-India car rally is being held from Nov. 26, 2012 to Dec. 20, 2012. ASEAN (The Association of Southeast Asian Nations) is a geo-political and economic organization of ten countries located in Southeast Asia. The rally is being jointly organised by India's ministry of external affairs, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and all Asean nations. It will travel across nine countries over 22 days. A total of 124 participants from 11 countries are taking part. It will culminate in India's Guwahati city Dec 17. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other heads of state of all Asean countries will take part in a ceremonial flag down in New Delhi Dec 20. From where the rally will start?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A]Surakarta, Indonesia
[C]Kualalumpur, Malaysia
[D]Yogyakarta, Indonesia

3. On November 25, 2012, new ‘temperature-tolerant chocolates’ that don’t melt even at 40 degree Celsius have been developed by one of the world's biggest confectionery giant. The new chocolate bars stay completely solid even when exposed to temperatures of 40 degree Celsius for more than three hours. While standard chocolate has a melting point of 34 degree Celsius, the new bars are ideal for warmer weather. The new recipe will be available in hot countries, likely to include India and Brazil. The secret to the new bars is a change in the so-called ‘conching step’ — where a container filled with metal beads grinds the ingredients, which usually include cocoa butter, vegetable oils, milk and sugar. Which company has developed this chocolate?
[Category: Technology Current Affairs]

4. China achieved a military milestone on 25th Nov 2012 when a homegrown fighter jet landed on its new aircraft carrier, the latest step in a modernization bid that’s recorded advances in submarines, cyber warfare and in outer space. China successfully landed and took off thejet from 'The Liaoning' aircraft carrier on Sunday. Pilots have mastered key skills to ensure the success of the take-off and the landing, especially under unfavourable conditions such as poor visibility and unstable airflow, vice-admiral Zhang Yongyi, a deputy commander of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) navy, has said. What is the name of the fighter jet which landed on the aircraft carrier?
[Category: International Current Affairs]

5. The 2012 Formula One season was the 63rd season of the Formula One World Championship, a motor racing championship for Formula One cars recognised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) — the governing body of motorsport — as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. The season was contested over twenty rounds, which started in Australia on 18 March and ended in Brazil on 25 November. Who won the 2012 Championship for the third consecutive year with sixth place in the Brazilian GP, which was won by Jenson Button?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A]Fernando Alonso
[B]Sebastian Vettel
[C]Michael Schumacher
[D]Lewis Hamilton