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Monday, December 17, 2012

Current Affairs and Business News Quiz: 17 December 2012

1. Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party reclaimed power on 16th December 2012 in a landslide victory three years after surrendering half a century of control. The incoming Prime Minister and head of the victorious Liberal Democratic Party, has made strong campaign pledges for an aggressive new monetary policy, big public-works spending to pump up growth, and a harder line against China in territorial disputes. Who is the new PM of Japan?
[Category: International World Current Affairs]
[A]Shigeru Ishiba
[B]Koriki Jojima
[C]Osamu Fujimura
[D]Shinzo Abe

2. 2013 Hockey India League is the first season of the hockey tournament Hockey India League. The players' auction for first season of HIL took place on Sunday, December 16, 2012 in New Delhi. A total of 246 players were available for the auction. Each franchise will have a purse of 3.5 crore (US$ 643,000) for the auction. Minimum base price for an Indian player is 1.5 lakhs (US$ 2800) and for a foreign player is 2.7 lakhs (US$ 5000). Which player commanded the best price of $78,000 from the Delhi franchisee?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A]Sandeep Singh
[B]V.R. Raghunath
[C]Sardar Singh
[D]Moritz Fuertse

3. On December 15, 1971, Bangladesh was liberated from Pakistan and became an independent nation. In recognition for the outstanding contribution in creating the country out of the 1971 Liberation War, Bangladesh is honouring 60 dignitaries from several countries. The felicitation ceremony was organized in Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka and the awards were handed over by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. How did Bangladesh celebrated its 41st anniversary of independence from Pakistan?
[Category: World Politics Current Affairs]
[A]Martyr Day
[B]National Day
[C]Victory Day
[D]Republic Day

4. The BBC Sports Personality of the Year is an awards ceremony that takes place annually in December. Devised by Paul Fox in 1954, it originally consisted of one titular award. Several new awards have been introduced, and as of 2008, eight awards are presented. On 17th December 2012, British professional racing cyclist Bradley Wiggins wins the 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award ahead of track and field athlete Jessica Ennis and tennis player Andy Murray. Who has won the Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award for 2012?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A]Usain Bolt
[B]Josef Craig
[C]Nicola Adams
[D]David Weir

5. Fortis Healthcare Ltd said on Monday 17th December 2012, that it had decided to sell its 64 percent stake in a dental clinics business in Australia to British medical services group for Aus$270 million (USD $285 million) to focus on high-end healthcare operations in Asia. The Indian hospitals group bought the holding in Dental Corp Holdings Ltd, Australia, in January 2011. The deal is expected to be completed in March 2013. Which british group has bought the stake from Fortis?
[Category: Business and Economy Current Affairs]
[A]General Healthcare Group PLC (GHG)
[C]Vindon Healthcare
[D]Spire Healthcare