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Friday, December 21, 2012

Daily Latest Current Affairs Quiz: 21 December 2012

1. The President of the Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) resigned on Tuesday, 20th December, from the post after Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headed for a two-third majority in the state sweeping away the Congress and Keshubhai Patel's Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP). The resignation came after GPCC President lost from the Porbandar seat, from where he was seeking third consecutive term. He was defeated by BJP candidate Babu Bokhiria by a margin of more than 17,000 votes. Can you name him?
[Category: India Politics Current Affairs]
[A]Shaktisinh Gohil
[B]Siddarth Patel
[C]Arjun Modhwadia
[D]Chetan Raval

2. On Wednesday, 20th December 2012, MCX-SX has got the commencement certificate from market regulator SEBI to go live with its trading operations as a full-fledged bourse. The certificate dated December 19, 2012 was given after the completion of documentation process and SEBI’s site inspection. The commencement certificate is the final go-ahead from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) for MCX Stock Exchange (MCX-SX) to go live in new product segments such as equity, wholesale debt (bonds) and interest rate derivatives. Who is the managing director and CEO of MCX-SX?
[Category: Financial Current Affairs]
[A]Joseph Massey
[B]Ashish Chauhan
[C]Ravi Narain
[D]Chitra Ramkrishna

3. The Sun Group on Thursday, 20th December 2012, unveiled the name and the logo of the IPL franchisee of Hyderabad. Kalanithi Maran and Chennai-based Sun TV Network own the Hyderabad team, which replaced Deccan Chargers, the terminated franchise. Former India captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth, who will be the mentor and strategic analyst, and coach Tom Moody and Chief Executive Officer Shanmugam were present during the ceremony. What is the new name for Hyderabad IPL team?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[B]Sun Chargers
[C]Spice Chargers

4. Leslie Walter Claudius, who died on 20th December 2012, was an Indian field hockey player from Bilaspur. Leslie was part of the legendary trio of Indian Hockey along with Major Dhyan Chand and Roop Singh. The prolific player was a member of India’s golden generation of hockey that won the Olympic gold in London 1948, Helsinki 1952 and Melbourne 1956. At Rome in 1960, he led India to a silver-medal finish, which made him a Guinness world record-holder for the maximum number of Olympic medals in hockey. In which year, he was awarded Padma Shri by Indian Govt?
[Category: Indian Sports Current Affairs]

5. A Delhi court, on Friday, 21st December 2012, has charged former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi and 10 others with the corruption case linked to 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. Besides Kalmadi, former CWG OC secretary general Lalit Bhanot and nine others had been chargesheeted by the CBI for illegally awarding a contract to install Timing, Scoring and Results system for the 2010 CWG to Swiss Timing, at an exorbitant cost allegedly causing a loss of over Rs. 90 crore to the state exchequer. What date has been fixed by the court as the deadline for formally framing charges against all the accused in the case?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A]January 10, 2013
[B]January 15, 2013
[C]January 17, 2013
[D]January 20, 2013