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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Daily Objective Current Affairs Quiz: 14 November 2012

1. Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in India on Tuesday, 13th November 2012, after a gap of nearly four decades as part of New Delhi's ongoing engagement with the democratic and multi-party polity in Nay Pyi Taw. She would be meeting Indian PM Manmohan Singh on Wednesday, 14th November 2012 during her 6 days visit. However in an interview on Tuesday, she urged India not to be over-optimistic about political changes in her homeland. To which party in Myanmar(Burma) she belongs?
[A]Union Solidarity and Development Party
[B]Shan Nationalities Democratic Party
[C]National League for Democracy
[D]National Unity Party

2. Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday, 13th November 2012, that the head of its flagship Windows division and the driving force behind Windows 8, will be leaving the company with immediate effect, shortly after the software giant launched the Surface tablet. He was presented at the launch of the Windows 8 operating system in New York City last month. Can you name him?
[A]Steven Sinofsky
[B]Julie Larson-Green
[C]Tami Reller
[D]Steve Ballmer

3. Pakistan wishes to have "friendly, cooperative and good neighbourly relations" with India as there are tremendous opportunities for the two countries to enhance cooperation for their mutual benefit, President Asif Ali Zardari said on Tuesday, 13th November 2012. Zardari made the remarks at a special Diwali dinner he hosted at the presidency for visiting Chief Minister of one of Indian state and his delegation. Which CM is currently on the visit to Pakistan?
[A]Prithviraj Chavan(Maharashtra)
[B]Naveen Patnaik(Orissa)
[C]Parkash Singh Badal(Punjab)
[D]Nitish Kumar(Bihar)

4. NPCI announced on Wednesday 14th November 2012 that the banking system has reached a landmark of 1 lakh ATMs (automated teller machines) at the end of October. The NPCI, which has been promoted as an umbrella organisation for retail payments by the Reserve Bank and banks, said as of October-end the total number of ATMs stood at 1,04,500. The organisation operates the National Financial Switch used for inter-connectivity between banks for ATMs. Also, banks individually report their ATMs in the network section in their quarterly reports. What is NPCI?
[A]National Public Cash Intermediary
[B]National Payments Corporation of India
[C]National Payments Council of India
[D]National Payments Commission of India

5. She is an American politician and the Congresswoman-elect for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district. She will be the first Hindu member and one of the first female combat veterans in the United States Congress. She won the general election on Nov 6, 2012 by defeating Republican Kawika Crowley 81% to 19%. Also she was the youngest woman in the United States to be elected to a state legislature. Who is she?
[A]Tulsi Ghimire
[B]Tulsi Gabbard
[C]Reshma Saujani
[D]Nikki Haley