Sunday, December 30, 2012

Latest Current Affairs for December 30, 2012

1. India will start implementing new global capital rules for banks from April 1, 2013 rather than the beginning of January, the Reserve Bank of India said on Friday, 28 Dec 2012. This would align the introduction of the rules with the start of the country's tax year, which runs from April to March. The new rules have been created by international regulators to strengthen banks after the financial crisis. Under the new rules regime, India's banks will have to hold core capital of at least seven percent of (risk weighted) assets. What is the new rules called?
[Category: Business Banking Current Affairs]
[A]Basel I
[B]Basel II
[C]Basel III
[D]Basel IV

2. Tony Greig was a cricket player who captained the Test cricket team and later became known for his work as a commentator. Greig died in Sydney, New South Wales, on 29 December 2012 after suffering a cardiac arrest caused by a suspected heart attack. Of which country he captained the test cricket team?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[C]South Africa
[D]New Zealand

3. China has opened the world's longest high-speed rail line, which runs 2,298 kilometres (1,428 miles) from the country's capital Beijing in the north to Guangzhou, an economic hub in the Pearl River delta in southern China. The line carries new bullet-style trains at speeds of up to 220mph (350kph) and reduces the travel time from 22 hours to just eight hours. There are ____ stops along the route in major cities spanning the length of the country including Shijiazhuang, capital of the northern Hebei Province; Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan; Wuhan, the capital of the central Hubei Province; and Changsha, in Hunan Province.
[Category: Technology Current Affairs]

4. Who has become the world's oldest verified man ever on 28th December 2012?
[Category: World News Current Affairs]
[A]Christian Mortensen, USA
[B]Emiliano Mercado del Toro, Puerto Rico
[C]Yukichi Chuganji, Japan
[D]Jiroemon Kimura, Japan

5. BCCC has issued an advisory on 28 December 2012 for channels of Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) to keep the content of comedy shows in check. According to BCCC officials, there is a lot of double-meaning language being used in comedy shows, and sometimes it crosses the line towards vulgarity on various channels, and they have received complaints regarding it. In the advisory, the Council, which is the self-regulatory body of the TV industry, has asked channels to not cross the limits in humour. What is BCCC?
[Category: National Current Affairs]
[A]Broadcasting Content Censure Council
[B]Broadcasting Copyrights Complaints Council
[C]Broadcasting Content Complaints Council
[D]Broadcasting Copyrights and Censure Council

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