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Monday, December 10, 2012

Latest December Current Affairs Quiz: 10th December 2012

1. As many as 23 MLAs, including seven Ministers, three MPs, five MLCs and 10 chairpersons of boards and corporations participated in the breakfast meeting called at MLC Shivaraj Sajjanar’s residence on Sunday before the former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa took over the reins of the Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP). The BJP government in Karnataka came into trouble after 13 MLAs supported former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, who formally launched his Karnataka Janata Party at a mega rally on Sunday, 9th December 2012. Where did tis rally was organized?
[Category: Karnataka Current Affairs]

2. On the eve of the World Human Rights Day on SUnday 9th Dec 2012, the working group on human rights in India and the UN (WGHR) records that during the high economic growth period averaging 8.2% between 2007 and 2011, poverty declined marginally by just _________ % and three-fourth of the population faced further marginalisation. India also houses the largest population of internally displaced persons, either due to armed conflicts, numbering 5.06 lakh, or, as a result of development projects since Independence, numbering 60 to 65 million population (80% Dalits and tribals). This amounts to around one million people being displaced every year.
[Category: India Current Affairs]

3. Barcelona forward reached another milestone in his phenomenal career on Sunday when he set a record for goals scored in a calendar year of 86 with a La Liga double at Real Betis, beating Gerd Mueller's 40-year-old tally of 85. He broke Gerd Mueller’s 1972 record of 85 goals in a calendar year by scoring twice on Sunday, 9th Dec 2012 for Spanish leaders Barcelona at Real Betis. The impish Argentine equalled Mueller’s record 16 minutes into the game with one of his trademark dribbles from right to left followed by an unstoppable low drive from his trusty left foot. Can you name the player?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A]Cristiano Ronaldo
[C]Lionel Messi

4. The 2012 United Nations Climate Change Conference was the 18th yearly session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 8th session of the Meeting of the Parties (CMP) to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol (the protocol having been developed under the UNFCCC's charter). The conference took place from Monday 26 November to Saturday 8 December 2012. The conference reached an agreement to extend the life of the Kyoto Protocol, which had been due to expire at the end of 2012, until 2020. Where is this conference being held?
[Category: Environment Current Affairs]
[A]Durban, South Africa
[B]Cancun, Mexico
[C]Copenhagen, Denmark
[D]Doha, Qatar

5. The Sydney radio station linked to the apparent suicide of a Indian origin London nurse Jacintha Saldanha, said on Monday it tried repeatedly to reach King Edward VII Hospital management before airing a prank call, in which its hosts Michael Christian and Mel Greig impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles. Saldanha’s body was found in hospital accommodation three days after she was duped into breaking patient confidentiality, by revealing details of the treatment the former Kate Middleton was receiving for acute morning sickness in the early stages of her pregnancy. What is the name of the radio channel?
[Category: International Current Affairs]
[A]2Day FM
[C]Snow FM
[D]Triple M FM