Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Daily Objective Current Affairs Quiz: 13 November 2012

1. The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction is one of the most prestigious prizes for non-fiction writing. It was founded in 1999 following the demise of the NCR Book Award and based on an anonymous donation. The prize is named after Samuel Johnson. The prize covers current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography, autobiography and the arts. The competition is open to authors of any nationality whose work is published in the UK in English. Biography of George Mallory by Wade Davis wins the 2012 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non Fiction on 12th November 2012. What is the name of the biography?
[A]The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot
[B]Strindberg: A Life
[C]Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest
[D]The Better Angels of our Nature: A History of Violence and Humanity

2. On Tuesday, 13th November 2012, Microsoft and Nike redefine personal training with the release of a fitness game in India on Xbox 360. This fitness game takes exercise routines to the next level and lets users work out with top Nike athletes such as tennis ace Rafael Nadal, basket player LeBron James and soccer Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo, from the comfort of home. This game is developed in partnership with Nike, Sumo Digital and published by Microsoft Studios. What is the name of this new game?
[A]Nike + Kinect Training
[B]Nike Training @ home
[C]MS Nike Fitness App
[D]Sumo Nike Fitness Pro

3. Which party has withdrawn support to the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh and the United Progressive Alliance government at the Centre on 12th November 2012? The party accused the state government of favouring Hindu communal forces and acting against interests of Muslims. This party has seven MLAs and its exit will not technically threaten either governments. Congress has 155 members in the 294 member assembly, where the halfway mark is 148.
[A]Majlis Bachao Tehreek
[B]Lok Satta Party
[C]Anna Telugu Desam Party
[D]Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen

4. India's Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rose marginally to _________ (combined) in October 2012 as compared to 9.73% in September 2012. The corresponding inflation rates for rural and urban areas are 9.98% and 9.46%.

"5. Digvijaya Singh had in his tweet on Sunday compared activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal with Bollywood item girl saying they both try and expose but without any substance. Agitated over Digvijaya Singh's remark comparing her to Arvind Kejriwal, this Bollywood item girl plans to slap a defamation notice on the Congress leader seeking Rs.50 crore as damages. Who is this Bollywood item girl?
[A]Sherlyn Chopra
[B]Poonam Pandey
[C]Rakhi Sawant
[D]Sunny Leone


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