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Thursday, July 12, 2012

General Awareness and Facts (GK Quiz - 198)

1. Europe's largest multimedia company is all set to launch a $629 million (€566 million) public offer to buy all the shares of SeLoger.com SA, an operator of property classifieds portals in France. Name the company.
[A]Aixam
[B]Axel Springer AG
[C]Alstom
[D]Altana


2. Who is the new Deputy Managing Director of Axis Bank?
[A]Vijay Darda
[B]Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar
[C]S K Chakrabarti
[D]Lalit Mahapatra


3. French oil and gas giant Total SA agreed to buy a 20-per cent stake in Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas (GLNG) project in Queensland from Australian oil and gas major Santos and Malaysia's national oil and gas company Petronas for a total consideration of approximately $800 million
[A]API
[B]Total S.A
[C]Agapet
[D]Merchant oil


4. Who has been chosen the new brand ambassador of ICC for the year 2010-11?
[A]Rahul Dravid
[B]Virender Sehwag
[C]Sachin Tendulkar
[D]Ajit Agarkar


5. US drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb, revealed plans to pay a whopping premium of 84 per cent to acquire biotechnology company ZymoGenetics Inc for:
[A]$885 million
[B]$789 million
[C]$ 480 million
[D]$ 500 million


6. A former cricketer and one of the greatest opening batsmen in test match history has been dropped from the governing council of the Indian Premier League. Name him.
[A]Ravi Shastri
[B]Sunil Gavaskar
[C]Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
[D]Mohamed Azruddin


7. India has signed a memorandum of understanding with which of the following countries to work together in areas of road transport, highways and related services.
[A]UK
[B]Germany
[C]China
[D]Japan


8. Which of the following companies has bagged a five-year IT infrastructure management services contract, worth more than 50 million AUD (about Rs 218 crore), from Australian renewable energy company AGL Energy?
[A]Accenture
[B]Wipro
[C]TCS
[D]IBM


9. The temperature which has the same reading on both Fahrenheit and Celsius scales is:
[A]40°
[B]-40°
[C]-34°
[D]-140°


10. Which of the following elements is not present in stainless steel?
[A]Iron
[B]Tungsten
[C]Chromium
[D]Nickel


11. Source of energy in ecosystem is:
[A]Sun
[B]Green plants
[C]Sugar produced in photosynthesis
[D]ATP


12. What is recorded with the help of a hydrograph?
[A]Wind velocity
[B]Vapour retention
[C]Relative humidity
[D]Water discharge


13. Which of the following ports is not a "Free Trade Zone"?
[A]Visakhapatnam
[B]Kandla
[C]Trivendrum
[D]Mundka


14. A man has Rs. 480 in the denominations of one-rupee notes, five-rupee notes and ten-rupee notes. The number of notes are equal. What is the total number of notes?
[A]60
[B]70
[C]80
[D]90


15. Which of the following writs may be issued to enforce a Fundamental Right?
[A]Habeas Corpus
[B]Mandamus
[C]Prohibition
[D]Certiorari


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