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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Current Affairs Latest Quiz: 2nd December 2012

1. As announced on Dec 2, 2012, India will soon erect a 'floating fence', anchored by submerged metallic meshes, along the disputed Sir Creek border area with Pakistan. The 96-km strip in the Rann of Kutch marshes is notorious for illegal crossings and smuggling of narcotics and arms and is patrolled round-the-clock by BSF marine commandos. The Union Home Ministry entrusted the CPWD and NBCC to install an all-weather fence along the stretch. While the National Buildings Construction Corporation will erect the fence on about 75 km of the watery strip, the Central Public Works Department has already started work in the rest of the area. The technology used in fencing is a meshed metallic box-like structure with hexagonal wire nettings and it is lowered down the bed of the water body after big stones are filled inside it. What is this technology called?
[Category: India News Current Affairs]
[A]Pontoon Fence
[B]Halifax Gibbet
[C]Gabion Box
[D]Beaver dams

2. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal released a "Black Paper" on Sunday, 2nd December 2012, on the Maharashtra irrigation projects. Kejriwal will release the Black Paper at the political stronghold of state Irriagation Minister Sunil Tatkare. Kejriwal is releasing the Black Paper in response to the White Paper on irrigation over the past decade prepared by Maharashtra's Water Resources Department (WRD). The White Paper, which was tabled in the Maharashtra Cabinet on Thursday, virtually gave a clean chit to former irrigation minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar. Pawar had resigned as the Maharashtra deputy chief minister following allegations of a huge scam in irrigation projects. Where in Maharashtra, this Black Paper will be released along with a public rally to launch the Maharashtra chapter of the Aam Aadmi Party?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]

3. The CPM party on Saturday, 1st December 2012, staged a protest against the central government's decision to cap the number of subsidized LPG cylinders by cooking food at various points along highways in the state. The Communist Party of India-Marxist activists set up about 7.75 lakh temporary ovens on the highways and women were asked to join the 775-km-long 'fire chain' protest in all the districts of the state. In which state thi highway protest was launched?
[Category: States Current Affairs]
[A]West Bengal

4. On 1st December 2012, in a deal that averts nationalisation of its steel plant in France, ArcelorMittal has committed to the socialist French government it will not lay off any worker at the steel facility and make a fresh investment of 180 million euros ($233.6 million). Also, the company will not shut down two blast furnaces at the facility which will retain about 650 workers whose jobs were under threat. The world's largest steel maker, owned by India-born tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, has 2,700 employees at the entire plant situated in the North-Eastern part of the country. Where is this steel plant situated?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]

5. Two days after promising to put in place a massive 10-storey building in 48 hours, an ambitious infrastructure company in Mohali on Saturday, 1st December 2012, delivered the “ready for use” structure. The completed building has also made it to the Limca Book of Records in India. The architectural novel stood tall on an industrial plot in the township with no sand or bricks used in the process. After two days of relentless effort by nearly 200 technicians, skilled workers and 25 engineers, the red and grey building has a become the centre of attraction. Which company has constructed this building?
[Category: Technology Current Affairs]
[A]Parsvnath Developers Limited
[B]Synergy Thrislinglton
[C]Foaming And Proofing India