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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 02 August 2012

1. Which company has been ranked by Forbes on Wednesday 1 August 2012 as the first among the world's 25 largest oil companies?
[A]Shell
[B]Exxon Mobil
[C]Saudi Aramco
[D]Sinopec


2. As per preliminary forensic report which chemical was used to trigger four coordinated, low-intensity explosions in Pune in a span of nearly 40 minutes on its busy Junglee Maharaj Road in the heart of the city, last evening on 1 August 2012?
[A]Ammonium Nitrate
[B]Cyclotrimethylene Trinitramine
[C]Nitroglycerin
[D]Trinitrotoluene (TNT)


3. Google Inc announced that it acquired a Social-Media Ad Firm on 1 August 2012. This marketing start-up will help the world's largest Internet search company to expand further into social media. Google will pay about $250 million plus performance incentives for this Redwood City, California-based company for the acquisition. What is the name of the company Google bought?
[A]Sparrow
[B]Meebo
[C]Milk, Inc
[D]Wildfire Interactive


4. Eight players from South Korea, China and Indonesia were disqualified from the Olympics on Wednesday, 1 August 2012 for deliberately trying to lose to secure an easier draw in the knockout. Federation investigation finds players guilty of "not using one's best efforts to win a match which is against the Olympic spirit. Which game these players were associated with?
[A]Swimming
[B]Rifle Shooting
[C]Badminton
[D]Lawn Tennis


5. On 2nd August 2012 it was revealed that French L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt sells one of her property - a part of the Amirante Islands which are considered part of the Outer Islands of the Seychelles for $60 million to the Save Our Seas Foundation. What is the name of the island which she sold?
[A]Desroches Island
[B]Coëtivy Island
[C]D Arros Island
[D]Astove Island


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