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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Daily Latest Current GK Aawareness: 27 December 2012

1. China launched global positioning services in the Asia-Pacific from its ________ satellite network on Thursday, 27th December 2012. The state-run ________ Navigation Satellite System would initially provide positioning, navigation, timing and short-message services in China and the Asia-Pacific region.
[Category: World Current Affairs]

2. President Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit has kicked up a row by making sexist remarks in connection with the anti-gang-rape protests in Delhi and elsewhere. He said ‘dented and painted’ women first go to discotheques and then turn up for protests against the Delhi gang-rape. According to him, most of these women are not connected to ground realities. Speaking at an event in West Bengal, Abhijit said it was fashionable for women to take part in protests. Abhijit is an MP from which place?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]

3. The NDC meet is scheduled for the approval of the 12th Five Year Plan. The Planning Commission is going to pitch for 8% growth rate instead of 8.2%. The NDC meet will be presided over by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and is being attended by cabinet ministers and chief ministers of different states on Thursday, 27th December 2012. The _____ edition of NDC is currently being held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
[Category: Policies and Economy Current Affairs]

4. The state's Chief Minister on Wednesday, 26 December 2012, announced that 30 per cent state government jobs will be reserved for candidates belonging to rural areas from 2013 end. The Chief Minister also proposed a Rural Administrative Service in the state and it will extensively and comprehensively administer at Panchayat level in all sectors. Which state is implementing this?
[Category: India News Current Affairs]
[D]Himachal Pradesh

5. Tourism & Culture Authority of this country is set to herald the new year with a five-city road show in key cities of India. The road show is part of country's strategy to build inbound tourism from a market which has now become the second highest in terms of hotel occupancy in that country. The authority, together with its trade partner Lama Tours, will lead a 12-member industry delegation from hotels and airline sectors in a five-day promotion to be held in New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai from Jan 7-11. Which country is promoting this?
[Category: Trade and Tourism Current Affairs]