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Thursday, April 26, 2012

General Knowledge Quiz - 152

1. Recently, the Empowered Group of Ministers, EGoM has decided to allocate 700 megahertz spectrum for offering which among the following telecom services?
[A]2G
[B]3G
[C]4G
[D]5G


2. Who is the new Chief Financial Officer of SBI?
[A]Diwakar Gupta
[B]Raj Nayak
[C]Nandu Nandkishore
[D]Anindya Banerjee


3. Who is the new head of Cuba’s ruling Communist Party?
[A]José Ramón Machado
[B]Fidel Castro
[C]Raul Castro
[D]José Ramón Fernández


4. Beryl Bainbridge was an English novelist who won the Whitbread Awards prize for best novel in 1977 and 1996; she was nominated five times for the Booker Prize and was described in 2007 as "a national treasure". In 2008, The Times newspaper named Bainbridge among their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". Which of her following novels is the winner of The Man Booker Best of Beryl Prize?
[A]The Birthday Boys
[B]The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress
[C]A Quiet Life
[D]Master Georgie


5. An American actor and playwright, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Clybourne Park? The Pulitzer Prize for drama is awarded "for a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life," according to the Pulitzer website. Name him
[A]David Adjmi
[B]Bruce Norris
[C]Richard Aellen
[D]Eric Bentley


6. Who is the winner of the Malaysian Open?
[A]David Duval
[B]Sergio Garcia
[C]Phil Mickelson
[D]Matteo Manassero


7. Which of the following British telecoms major plans to come out with an initial public offer (IPO) of shares in India next year?
[A]Verizon
[B]Sprint
[C]Vodafone
[D]T-Mobile


8. Fortis Healthcare (India) has approved acquisition of 86 per cent stake in Super Religare Laboratories (SRL) to be based on third party valuation by private equity fund Avigo Capital Partners for __________
[A]Rs 500 crore
[B]Rs 930 crore
[C]Rs 280 crore
[D]Rs 850 crore


9. The world's largest retailer has acquired social media site Kosmix, a Silicon Valley firm founded by two IIT Chennai alumni, as the global retail giant aims to strengthen its position in social and mobile commerce offerings. Name the retailer
[A]Walmart
[B]Loblaws
[C]Target
[D]Costco


10. Which of the following countries will host the 2014 commonwealth games?
[A]Denmark
[B]Scotland
[C]Taiwan
[D]Zambia


11. Which of the following Indian states is the largest producer of tobacco?
[A]Arunachal Pradesh
[B]Andhra Pradesh
[C]Gujarat
[D]Haryana


12. Which of the following Indian cities is known as the Cathedral city of India?
[A]Dalkhola
[B]Champawat
[C]Bhubaneswar
[D]Ernakulam


13. Ajay Jayram is associated with which of the following games?
[A]Golf
[B]Hockey
[C]Tennis
[D]Badminton


14. Who authored Brida?
[A]Paulo Coelho
[B]John Grisham
[C]Nikita Lalwani
[D]Nisha Minhas


15. Who is the president of Janata Party?
[A]Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
[B]J. Jaya Sankar
[C]Subramanian Swamy
[D]Nitin Gadkari


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