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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Current Affairs Today Quiz: 20 December 2012

1. India is hosting the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi on December 20 and 21 to mark the 20th anniversary of the ASEAN-India dialogue partnership and the 10th anniversary of ASEAN-India Summit-level partnership. President Pranab Mukherjee received visiting heads of State of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012. What is the theme of the summit?
[Category: Nation Current Affairs]
[A]ASEAN-India Partnership for Peace and Shared Prosperity
[B]ASEAN-India Partnership for Prosperity
[C]ASEAN-India Partnership for Progressive Growth
[D]ASEAN-India Partnership for Progress and Peace

2. Time magazine’s Person of the Year, called “man of the year” until 1999, acknowledges what the magazine considers to be the world’s biggest newsmaker. The accolade was first granted in 1927 in a slow news week, and to make up for the fact that the magazine had failed to put Charles Lindbergh on its cover when he completed the first transatlantic flight. Who was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2012 on Wednesday, 19th December 2012?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A]Malala Yousafzai
[B]Tim Cook
[C]Mohamed Morsi
[D]Barack Obama

3. Miss Universe 2012 is the 61st Miss Universe pageant, and was held on December 19, 2012, at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. 89 countries and territories participated in this year's pageant. India’s hope of winning the Miss Universe 2012 crown crashed as Shilpa Singh failed to make it to the list of top 10 contestants. Who was crowned as Miss Universe 2012?
[Category: Fashion Current Affairs]
[A]Leila Lopes
[B]Shamcey Supsup
[C]Olivia Culpo
[D]Janine Tugonon

4. Park Geun-hye of South Korea's ruling party won the tightly contested presidential election held on Wednesday, 19 December 2012, hence becoming the first woman to lead the country and extending the conservative rule for another five years. With 94.5 percent of the votes counted, Park, the 60-year-old daughter of South Korean dictator Park Chung-hee, won 51.7 percent of the vote, becoming the first one to garner more than half of all votes since democratic elections began in 1987. To which part she belongs?
[Category: World Politics Current Affairs]
[A]Democratic United Party
[B]Saenuri Party
[C]Progressive Justice Party
[D]Unified Progressive Party

5. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Unicef on Wednesday suspended polio operations in the country and called back their field workers due to security threats after the killing of two more people associated with the anti-polio drive. This raise the death toll of polio vaccinators to eight in the country in less than 30 hours. In which country these attacks occured?
[Category: World Current Affairs]