Current Affairs 6th November 2012

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  • 1. 

    Which BJP leader resigned from his post yesterday (5th nov)?

    • A.

      Mahesh Jethmalani

    • B.

      Ram Jethmalani

    • C.

      Sushma Swaraj

    • D.

      Venkaiah Naidu

    Correct Answer
    A. Mahesh Jethmalani
    Explanation
    The question asks about a BJP leader who resigned from his post on November 5th. Among the given options, Mahesh Jethmalani is the only BJP leader mentioned. Therefore, it can be inferred that Mahesh Jethmalani is the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    Barack Obama was born in?

    • A.

      Hawaii, USA

    • B.

      Nyang’oma Kogelo, Kenya

    • C.

      New Delhi, India

    • D.

      Johannesburg, South Africa

    Correct Answer
    A. Hawaii, USA
    Explanation
    Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, USA. This is a well-known fact supported by official records and documentation. Obama's birth certificate confirms that he was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4, 1961. His birth in Hawaii makes him a natural-born U.S. citizen and eligible to become the President of the United States, which he did from 2009 to 2017.

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  • 3. 

    Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia is the Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission. Then who is the Chairman of Planning Commission?

    • A.

      President of India

    • B.

      Vice-President of India

    • C.

      Prime Minister of India

    • D.

      Reserve Bank Governor

    Correct Answer
    C. Prime Minister of India
    Explanation
    The Chairman of the Planning Commission is the Prime Minister of India. This is because the Chairman is the highest-ranking member of the commission and is responsible for overseeing and guiding its activities. As the head of the government, the Prime Minister holds this position and plays a crucial role in setting the economic and development agenda for the country.

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  • 4. 

    The sixth Jaipur Literature Festival to be held at ____

    • A.

      Jantar Mantar

    • B.

      Diggi Palace

    • C.

      Jal Mahal

    • D.

      Amer

    Correct Answer
    B. Diggi Palace
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Diggi Palace because the question asks where the sixth Jaipur Literature Festival will be held. Since the options provided are different locations, we can infer that the festival is not held at Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, or Amer. Therefore, the only logical option left is Diggi Palace.

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  • 5. 

    What is the name of the disputed dam that is located between TamilNadu and Kerala?

    • A.

      Amaravathi Dam

    • B.

      Kallanai Dam

    • C.

      Meenkara Dam

    • D.

      Mullaperiyar Dam

    Correct Answer
    D. Mullaperiyar Dam
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mullaperiyar Dam. This dam is located between Tamil Nadu and Kerala and has been a subject of dispute between the two states for many years. The controversy revolves around the safety of the dam and the amount of water that can be stored in it. Both states have had concerns about the structural integrity of the dam and its potential to cause flooding in downstream areas. The dispute has been taken to court multiple times and continues to be a contentious issue between the two states.

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  • 6. 

    Which country recently closed two nuclear plants for having spurious parts?

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      South Korea

    • C.

      Germany

    • D.

      UAE

    Correct Answer
    B. South Korea
    Explanation
    South Korea recently closed two nuclear plants for having spurious parts. This means that the parts used in these nuclear plants were found to be counterfeit or fake, which poses a significant risk to the safety and reliability of the plants. As a result, the decision was made to shut down these plants to prevent any potential accidents or failures.

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  • 7. 

    Who is the present chief minister of Tamil Nadu?

    • A.

      Rosaiah

    • B.

      M.Karunanidhi

    • C.

      J. Jayalalithaa

    • D.

      Vijayakanth

    Correct Answer
    C. J. Jayalalithaa
    Explanation
    J. Jayalalithaa is the correct answer as she was the chief minister of Tamil Nadu at the time this question was asked. However, it is worth noting that this information may not be up to date as political positions can change over time.

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  • 8. 

    The Iron Lady of Manipur, Irom Sharmila has recently finished her __ years of fasting.

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      11

    • C.

      12

    • D.

      13

    Correct Answer
    C. 12
    Explanation
    Irom Sharmila, also known as the Iron Lady of Manipur, recently completed her 12 years of fasting. This implies that she had been on a hunger strike for 12 years, which is an astonishing feat. Her fasting was a form of protest against the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in Manipur. This act gives the military extensive powers and has been criticized for human rights abuses. Sharmila's long fasting period gained international attention and became a symbol of resistance and non-violent activism.

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  • 9. 

    The location of All-India LIC Games November 2012 is?

    • A.

      Bangalore

    • B.

      Hyderabad

    • C.

      Kolkata

    • D.

      Jabalpur

    Correct Answer
    B. Hyderabad
    Explanation
    The correct answer for the location of All-India LIC Games November 2012 is Hyderabad.

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  • 10. 

    Which Indian cricketer recently back to the test squad after getting successful treatment for lung cancer?

    • A.

      Harbhajan Singh

    • B.

      Yuvraj Singh

    • C.

      Cheteshwar Pujara

    • D.

      Ishant Sharma

    Correct Answer
    B. Yuvraj Singh
    Explanation
    Yuvraj Singh recently returned to the test squad after successfully receiving treatment for lung cancer.

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