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Former Uttarakhand minorities panel chief was held in the case involving murder of liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his brother. What is Ponty Chadha's official name?

Saturday, 8 December 2012 - 5:00am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
Former Uttarakhand minorities panel chief was held in the case involving murder of liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his brother. What is Ponty Chadha's official name?
1. Recently, a controversy erupted over the appointment of Ranjit Sinha as the new CBI director, with BJP demanding the selection be made by a collegium. Who has Sinha succeeded as CBI director?
VS Tewari
AP Singh
W Ashwini Kumar

 

It was during AP Singh's tenure that the CBI began probing the high-profile 2G case and the Adarsh society scam.

2. Another Indian was held for attacking former Lt Gen KS Brar in the UK. What famous operation did he head?
Operation Vijay
Operation Rescue
Operation Blue Star

 

In 1984, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi ordered Operation Blue Star to get rid of Sikh separatists from the Golden Temple in Amritsar. The separatists, led by Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, were accused of amassing weapons in the Sikh temple and starting a major armed uprising.

3. Former Uttarakhand minorities panel chief was held in the case involving murder of liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his brother. What is Ponty Chadha's official name?
Harshdeep Singh Chadha
A. 2. Another Indian was held for attacking former Army man KS Brar in the UK. What famous operation did Brar undertook during his tenure as Colonel? Operation Vijay Operation Blue Star Operation Rescue In 1984, the then PM Indira Gandhiordered OPeration Blue Star to remove Sikh separatists from the Golden Temple in Amritsar. The separatists, led by Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, were accused of amassing weapons in the Sikh temple and starting a major armed uprising. 3. Former Uttarakhand minorities panel chief was held for murder of liquor baron Ponty Chadha's brother. What is Ponty Chadha's official name? Harshdeep Singh Chadha Gurdeep Singh Chadha
Gurdas Singh Chadha

 

On 17 November, 2012, Chadha and his brother were killed in a bitter property battle at their farmhouse in Chhattarpur. SS Namdhari was allegedly present at the farmhouse during the incident.

4. An Indian politician has been named in America's Foreign Policy Magazine's Top 100 Global Thinkers list along with famous writer Salman Rushdie and activist Malala Yousufzai. Who is he?
Nitish Kumar
Ratan Tata
Nirupama Rao

 

Kumar, ranked 33rd in the list, was listed for turning around Bihar, which is often referred to as the country's "bleakest state" and "jungle Raj" for its colonial levels of poverty and corruption.

5. Recently, there were clashes in Sirsa between two Sikh communities, one of them being followers of Dera Sacha Sauda. Who is the present guru of the Dera?
Hardeep Singh
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
Kartar Singh Sodhi

 

In 2007, Singh was accused of hurting the religious sentiments of the Sikhs and of involvement in a murder case. He was later cleared of both the charges by the court.

6. Ajmal Kasab, the lone militant arrested in 26/11 Mumbai attacks was hanged in Pune. Which part of Pakistan does Kasab belong?
Quetta
Lahore
Faridkot

 

Kasab was found guilty of 80 offences, including murder, waging war against India, possessing explosives and not buying platform ticket while entering the premises of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

7. Former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt's wife Shweta is contesting against Narendra Modi in Gujarat assembly polls. Which constituency is she representing?
Maninagar
Surat
Ahmedabad

 

Maninagar was originally a land that belonged to Seth Maneklal Manilal, a powerful banker. He donated a big piece of this land to develop the first organised settlement outside the walled city. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel created the first town planning scheme for Manipur, now called Maninagar.

8. The opposition has been demanding a debate in Parliament over amendment in FEMA regarding FDI in retail. FEMA itself is an amendment of which Act?
PPACA
FCA
FERA

 

The Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) was an act passed in the winter session of Parliament in 1999 which replaced Foreign Exchange Regulation Act as FERA had become incompatible with the pro-liberalisation policies of 1999.

9. Arvind Kejriwal, the activist-turned politician and founder of Aam Aadmi Party, is a recipient of which famous international award?
Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership
Pulitzer Prize
Red Herring Asia Award

 

The Ramon Magsaysay Award is often considered Asia's Nobel Prize. The prize was established in April 1957 by the trustees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund based in New York City with the concurrence of the Philippine government. CD Deshmukh was the first Indian to receive the honour in 1959.

10. The government intends to disburse money directly to the people in 51 districts under direct cash transfer scheme. Which section of people are covered under this scheme?
Above Poverty Line
Below Poverty Line
Govt employees

 

Any person who earns less than Rs560 (urban) or Rs368 (rural) is considered to be living below poverty line (BPL). Internationally, an income of less than $1.25 per day per head of purchasing power parity is defined as extreme poverty. By this estimate, about 40% Indians are extremely poor!




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