Sunday, November 11, 2012

Daily Objective Current Affairs Quiz: 11 November 2012

1. On Saturday 10th November 2012, NSE has emerged as the world's _______ largest stock exchange in terms of the number of listed investment funds on its platform, but the Indian bourse ranks low when it comes to the trading turnover of such funds. For the Asia Pacific region, the National Stock Exchange (NSE) ranks on the top in terms of total number of investment funds, as per the latest data from World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) as on September 30, 2012.

2. Anna Hazare‘s new team, formed on Saturday, 10th November 2012, to carry forward the agenda of Jan Lokpal, right to reject and self governance in an apolitical manner, emphasised that it will be distinctly different from the current campaign being run by Hazare’s former associate and India Against Corruption (IAC) activist Arvind Kejriwal. Inaugurating his new office, Anna Hazare also said that from January 30, his group will start a nationwide tour for the next year and a half to push the government to enact Jan Lokpal before the 2014 elections. Where did Anna opened his new office?
[A]Ralegaon Siddhi

3. The Kyoto Prize is an international award to honour those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural and spiritual betterment of mankind. The Prize, instituted by the Inamori Foundation, a charitable body founded in 1984, is presented annually in the fields of Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences and Arts and Philosophy. Which Indian has received this year's prestigious Kyoto Prize, the highest private award given in Japan for global achievement on Saturday, 10th November 2012?
[A]Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
[B]Ananda Coomaraswamy
[C]Amartya Sen
[D]Vikram Seth

4. Afghanistan is "ripe and ready" for Indian investments in mining and other sectors, President of Afghanistan told business leaders in Mumbai on Saturday, 10th November 2012, at the start of a trip to woo investors for his war-ravaged country. India has invested billions of dollars in Afghanistan since the Taliban regime's ouster in 2001 and has urged private firms to invest there, though many have misgivings about the security climate after 2014, when most foreign troops will leave. China is also looking to tap into Afghanistan's mineral reserves. Who is the President of Afghanistan on Indian tour?
[A]Ahmad Zia Massoud
[B]Burhanuddin Rabbani
[C]Mohammed Fahim
[D]Hamid Karzai

5. India's external affairs ministry and YouTube have partnered to launch a second global short movie contest for students, video amateurs and filmmakers, top officials announced on November 8, 2012. The competition is open to people around the world on the theme which refelcts celebrating India and its diversity. The last date for submitting five-minute entries is Feb 9, 2013. What is the theme of the contest?
[A]India Explored
[B]Amazing India
[C]India Is A...Visual Journey
[D]India Is A…Lifetime Experience

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