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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 14 August 2012

1. According to Thomson Reuters data released on 14th August 2012, which Sports Team/Club raised USD 233.2 million in its IPO(The club's shares were flat in their stock market debut on Friday 10th August 2012) and became the largest initial public offering on record for a sports team or club?
[A]Juventus Football Club SpA
[B]Manchester United Ltd
[C]World Wrestling Federation
[D]Olympique Lyonnais Groupe SA


2. Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy on Monday, 13th August 2012, inaugurated the newly constructed headquarters of Andhra anti-terror force in Hyderabad. What is the name of this elite counter-terrorist commando force?
[A]Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS)
[B]Special Weapons & Tactics (SWAT)
[C]Organisation to Counter Terrorist Operations (Octopus)
[D]National Security Guard (NSG)


3. Which car company's India unit on Monday, 13th August 2012, announced that it has voluntarily recalled some cars to look into potential problems with their rear twist beam and the power steering hose?
[A]Ford India Private Limited
[B]Hyundai Motor India Limited
[C]Nissan Motor India Private Limited
[D]General Motors India Private Limited


4. American publisher and editor Helen Gurley Brown, a leader of the 1960's sexual revolution dies at the age of 90 in New York City on Monday, 13 August 2012. She was the editor-in-chief of which popular magazine for 32 years?
[A]Hello
[B]Elle
[C]Marie Claire
[D]Cosmopolitan


5. Indian inflation moderated more than economists estimated in July to a 32-month low, indicating faltering economic growth may be easing price pressures. As per the government data showed on Tuesday, 14th August 2012, at what percentage India's wholesale price index (WPI) rose in July from a year earlier?
[A]7.25%
[B]6.87%
[C]7.55%
[D]6.97%


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