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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Latest Current Affairs Quiz: 29 December 2012

1. The 23-year-old girl, who put up a brave battle for life after she was gang-raped and brutally assaulted in a Delhi bus a fortnight ago that had created a nationwide outrage, died at a hospital in Singapore early Saturday, 29th December 2012. The bestial attack on the girl and her male friend in the bus had sparked off protests by students and women activists. Shaken by the public outrage, the government constituted a Commission of Inquiry into the incident and also set up a three-member Committee under former Supreme Court Chief Justice to look into the possibility of rewriting the laws relating to aggravated sexual assault and enhancing penalty for it. Whois heading thsi committee?
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]
[A]H.R. Khanna
[B]V.R. Krishna Iyer
[C] A.S. Anand
[D]R.S. Sarkaria

2. The Rajgir festival, which was earlier known as Rajgir Nritya (dance) Mahotsav, was started in 1986. On Friday, 28th December 2012, 21st Rajgir festival at Qila Maidan was inaugurated by deputy chief minister of Bihar. The newly built international convention centre's inauguration was postponed as chief minister Nitish Kumar could not reach Rajgir from Delhi due to inclement weather. Who is the deputy CM of Bihar?
[Category: India News Current Affairs]
[A]Sushil Kumar Modi
[B]Sukhda Pandey
[C]Gopa Sabarwal
[D]Kaushlendra Kumar

3. Which Government run bank raised additional capital to the extent of Rs 800 crore by issue of unsecured redeemable non-convertible subordinated lower tier II Bonds (The 10-year bonds have a fixed coupon rate of 8.90 per cent per annum payable annually) on Friday, 28th December 2012?
[Category: Banking Current Affairs]
[A]Canara Bank
[B]Syndicate Bank
[C]Punjab National Bank
[D]Union Bank

4. S Raman, former chairman-cum-managing director of Canara Bank, on Friday joined the organisation as its third whole time member. Raman's appointment is for five years or till he turns 65 years of age, whichever is earlier. Before his appointment as whole-time member, Mr. Raman served as Chairman and Managing Director of Canara Bank from September, 2010, to September, 2012. He is inducted on which organisation?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A]Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
[B]Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
[C]Forward Markets Commission (FMC)
[D]Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority

"5. On Saturday, 29th December 2012, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has banned the which football club from the I-League for two years for abandoning a match mid-way in Kolkata on December 9?
[Category: Sports Soccer Current Affairs]
[A]East Bengal
[B]Mohammaden Sporting
[C]FC Goa
[D]Mohun Bagan