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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Objective Quiz of Current Affairs: 08 November 2012

1. President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a new terminal building at Mana Airport in the Chhattisgarh capital in Raipur on Wednesday, 7th November 2012. As per Airports Authority of India (AAI) chairman V K Aggarwal, the new terminal, which has been made at a cost of approximately Rs 150 crore, will be opened for public from November 10. On 24 January 2012, the Union cabinet of India approved the State government's proposal for renaming Raipur(Mana) airport. What is the new name of this airport?
[A]Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport
[B]Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport
[C]Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport
[D]Swami Vivekanand Airport

2. Barack Obama, the post-partisan candidate of hope four years ago who became the first black U.S. president, won re-election on 7th November 2012 by overcoming four years of economic discontent with a mix of political populism and electoral math. He won a second term in office, as the US President, overcoming a stiff initial challenge from his Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Obama is the first African American to hold the office and is the _______ US President.

3. He will succeed President Hu Jintao as the general-secretary of the 82-million-strong Communist Party at its 18th congress, which starts on Today, 8th November 2012, in the Great Hall of the People on Beijing’s vast Tiananmen Square. This promotion ensures he will take over the national presidency from Hu early next year. Who is he?
[A]Wen Jiabao
[B]Li Keqiang
[C]Xi Jinping
[D]Deng Xiaoping

4. Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting (WCCLG) on Wednesday, 7th November 2012, has re-launched a soap brand, which it acquired from Mumbai-based VVF Ltd in June 2011. WCCLG, which is the FMCG and lighting division of Wipro, has roped in Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor as ambassador for the brand. The company will also launch this brand nationally in various other forms including talc, deodorant, shaving-foam and cream. What is the name of the brand?

5. Congress President Sonia Gandhi flagged off the first set of coaches from the modern Rs 1,685 crore rail coach manufacturing factory inaugurated by her on 7th November 2012 in her Raebareli constituency. Also in an apparent attack on the BSP, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi said, on Wednesday, that when the Rail Coach factory project was launched here, rumours were spread by some persons against it but defying them the project has seen light of the day in such a short time. At which place in Rae Bareli this factory is located?