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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Latest Current Affairs Magazine December 13, 2012

1. As announced on Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012, Pandit Ravi Shankar, the Sitar maestro who passed away at the age of 92 on 11th Dec 2012, is to be conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award posthumously. The organisers of the top awards of the music industry spoke about their decision Wednesday. The Sitar maestro is a part of a seven-name list which includes musicians like Carol King and The Temptations; to be awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award this year. Who gives this award to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry?
[Category: Music Industry Current Affairs]
[A]National Academy of Music, USA
[B]National Academy of Musical Arts, USA
[C]National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, USA
[D]National Academy of Arts and Sciences, USA

2. For the first time ever, a state in India, on Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012, witnessed an election in which voters exercised their right to recall. The right to recall provision was introduced into the state Municipalities Act in March 2011. Which state is this?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[B]Madhya Pradesh

3. The first chief minister of Uttarakhand, after it was carved out of Uttar Pradesh in 2000, passed away on Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 after a prolonged illness. He was chief minister in the BJP led government for 11 months from November 2000 to October 2001. He entered the Freedom Struggle at an early age, under the umbrella of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, and contributed in the local resistances at Dehradun. Can you name him?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A]Nityanand Swami
[B]Vijay Bahuguna
[C]Bhagat Singh, Koshyari
[D]Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

4. Announced on Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012, Industrial production growth rate bounced back to a 16-month high of 8.2 per cent in October on good performance of the manufacturing, power sector and higher output of capital as well as consumer goods, indicating sudden recovery in the economy. The factory output, as measured by the IIP, contracted by 5 per cent in October last year. The IIP had expanded by 9.5 per cent in June 2011. What is IIP?
[Category: Economy Current Affairs]
[A]Index of Indian Production
[B]Index of Industrial Production
[C]Indian Industrial Production
[D]Industrial Index Phase

5. Goa Chief Minister was on Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012, chosen the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2012 in the politics category. The IIT alumnus won the award for being the architect of the win of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state. The Bharatiya Janata Party leader faced a tough contest in the politics category with the likes of young leader Akhilesh Yadav, veteran Parkash Singh Badal and dynamic politician Jairam Ramesh. Who is the CM of Goa?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A]Digambar Kamat
[B]Pratapsing Rane
[C]Manohar Parrikar
[D]Francisco Sardinha