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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 11 August 2012

1. On 11 August 2012, noted Indian-American journalist and author Fareed Zakaria has been suspended by his employers CNN and Time magazine after he admitted to plagiarism and apologised for the ethical lapse. Zakaria was accused of plagiarism for a piece on gun control in Time magazine that bore similarities to an April 2012 article in The New Yorker. Who wrote the article in The New Yorker?
[A]Jill Lepore
[B]Jeffrey Goldberg
[C]Neil Swidey
[D]Daniel Zalewski


2. He is a former IMF chief economist and currently Chicago University professor . He, known for his frank views, was also honorary economic advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He has been appointed as chief economic advisor in the finance ministry on Thursday 9th August 2012. Can you name him?
[A]Kaushik Basu
[B]Vijay L. Kelkar
[C]Raghuram G Rajan
[D]Arvind Virmani


3. Mohammed Hamid Ansari was sworn-in as the Vice-President of India for the second consecutive term by President Pranab Mukherjee today on 11th August 2012. Ansari sworn in as ______ Vice-President.
[A]12th
[B]13th
[C]14th
[D]15th


4. On 11th August 2012, Sun Pharma, India's largest drug-maker by market cap, has decided to spin off its domestic formulation business. Sun Pharma has said that it is spinning off the business to a wholly-owned subsidiary because of "concern regarding certain assets of the domestic business". What is the name of the subsidiary which will handle domestic business?
[A]Sun Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
[B]Sun Resins And Polymers Pvt Ltd
[C]Sun Medi India Pvt Ltd
[D]Sun Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd


5. Indian Navy has deployed an online financial information system, which will link four naval headquarters with material procurements, establishments for ships, naval stores and armament's depots across different locations in the country. Which Enterprise IT solutions provider, as stated on 11th August 2012, has deployed an online financial information system (FIS) for the Indian Navy?
[A]TCS
[B]HCL
[C]SAP
[D]Oracle


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