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Tuesday, 29 November 2011 - 5:00am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
Who is the new prime minister of Italy?
1. Who is the new prime minister of Italy?
Mario Monti
Silvio Berlusconi
Giorgio Napolitano

 

Mario Monti replaced Silvio Berlusconi who lost his parliamentary majority as the euro debt crisis threatened to push Italy's borrowing costs out of control. Monti also holds the finance and economy portfolio. He has said he intends to remain in office until the next scheduled elections in 2013.

2. Top Maoist leader Kishenji was killed on November 24. Where did the fatal encounter take place?
Gaya in Bihar
Karimnagar in Andhra Pradesh
West Midnapore in West Bengal

 

The Maoist leader was killed in a gunfight with security forces at Burisole jungle in West Midnapore district of West Bengal. According to the autopsy report, Kishenji was shot six times.

3. The Delhi police have registered an FIR against Team Anna member Kiran Bedi. What is her offence according to the complaint?
Cheating
Sexual harassment
Abetment in suicide

 

The Delhi police have filed a case against Kiran Bedi under Section 420 (cheating), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 120 b (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code. She allegedly misappropriated funds meant for her NGOs.

4. Who succeeded Ratan Tata as the chairman of Tata Group?
Noel Tata
Cyrus Mistry
Aloo Mistry

 

The managing director of construction giant Shapoorji Pallonji Group Cyrus Pallonji Mistry was named as the successor of Ratan Tata as chairman of the Tata Group. Mistry was appointed to the board of Tata Sons in 2006 and was also a part of the five-member selection committee set up to find Ratan Tata’s successor. Currently, he is a director of Tata Sons and Tata Elxsi (India). He will takeover from Ratan Tata in December 2012.

5. Recently released film DAM999, directed by Sohan Roy, has come under fire for having references to which contentious Indian dam?
Malankara Dam
Mullaperiyar Dam
Kodiveri Dam

 

DAM999 directed by marine engineer Sohan Roy deals with the issue of old dams causing havoc to human life if not checked in time. The film has drawn ire of groups on Tamil Nadu who believe the director uses Mullaperiyar Dam as a background and sides with Kerala on the issue. Tamil Nadu and Kerala have been locked in a legal battle for four decades on the Mullaperiyar Dam. Kerala engineers argue that the dam, built in 1895 has out lived its utility and should have decommissioned in 1945.

6. DAM999 directed by marine engineer Sohan Roy deals with the issue of old dams causing havoc to human life if not checked in time. The film has drawn ire of groups on Tamil Nadu who believe the director uses Mullaperiyar Dam as a background and sides with Kerala on the issue. Tamil Nadu and Kerala have been locked in a legal battle for four decades on the Mullaperiyar Dam. Kerala engineers argue that the dam, built in 1895 has out lived its utility and should have decommissioned in 1945.
Kyoto, Japan
Male, Maldives
Durban, South Africa

 

The Kyoto Protocol was adopted in 1997 and came into force in 2005. The latest talks on climate changed are aimed at cutting the greenhouse gas emissions blamed by scientists for rising sea levels, intense storms and crop failures. Kyoto commits developed countries to binding emissions targets and the first commitment period ends in 2012. The talks will be on till December 9.

7. Which Indian politician became the latest to bear the wrath of a citizen agitated because of inflation?
Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar
Union Education Minster Kapil Sibal
Former Telecom Minister Sukhram

 

Small-time transporter Harvinder Singh, 30, slapped Pawar in a high security zone of central Delhi at an auditorium. Only days before, Singh had assaulted former Union Telecom Minister, Sukhram, 86. Singh, who was sent to Tihar jail till December 9 for slapping Pawar, showed no remorse for his action and said he was protesting against price rise and corruption.

8. ) How many shops were gutted in the fire that swept through South Mumbai’s Manish Market and surrounding markets in the area?
More than 1000
More than 500
More than 300

 

The fire, which started around 3.30am on November 27, gutted more than 300 shops in Manish Market, Sara-Sahara shopping complex, Mohata market and other small shopping establishments. Fire brigade officials informed that 34 fire 34 fire engines and more than 13 water tankers were rushed to the spot to control the fire which raged on for 12 hours.

9. Which Indian politician threatened to set fire to Wal-Mart and go to jail for the same?
J Jayalalithaa
Mamata Banerjee
Uma Bharti

 

In protest of the latest government move of allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail, BJP politician Uma Bharti said she was ready to go to jail by setting fire to Wal-Mart if it comes to India. Bharti said that the government, by allowing FDI in retail, jeopardising employment opportunities of Dalits, the poor and the backward.

10. What is the name of the senior Mumbai journalist arrested in connection with the J Dey murder case?
Sulagna Chhabria
Dena Mehta
Jigna Vora

 

Jigna Vora, who is the deputy bureau chief of English daily Asian Age, was arrested for allegedly passing on information about slain journalist J Dey to fugitive underworld don Chhota Rajan. Dey was shot dead in Mumbai on June 11 by assailants who followed him on motorcycles.


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