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Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 23 August 2012

1. On 22nd August 2012, which country has joined the World Trade Organization (WTO), an organization that intends to supervise and liberalize international trade, after the longest accession negotiation lasting 19 years and 2 months?

2. Forbes released its annual list of the world's 100 most powerful women on 22nd August 2012. The list named women involved in policymaking, entertainment, technology and nonprofit organisations, among other fields. They were ranked according to influence, the amount of money they control or earn, and media presence. Sonia Gandhi, president of the Indian National Congress, was at No. 6 in the lsit. Who has been ranked the most powerful woman in the world in this list?
[A]Angela Merkel
[B]Hillary Clinton
[C]Dilma Rousseff
[D]Melinda Gates

3. On 22nd August, for which sector the Finance Ministry has approved foreign direct investment up to 49% from 26% earlier?
[A]Retail Sector
[B]Insurance and Pension Sectors
[C]Transportation Sector
[D]Healthcare Sector

4. US-based e-commerce firm Amazon on Wednesday 22nd August 2012 launched its Kindle store, which offers over one million e-books in India. With which Indian retailer Amazon partnered with to offer the latest generation Kindle to the customer?
[A]E Zone (Future Group)
[B]Reliance Digital
[C]Spencer Retail
[D]Croma (Tata Group)

5. Which Indian company won environmental approval for its A$10 billion Alpha coal and rail project in Australia's Queensland state on Thursday 23rd August 2012, with 19 conditions to protect the environment?
[A]Adani Enterprises
[B]GMR Infrastructure Limited
[C]GVK Power & Infrastructure
[D]Jaypee Infratech Limited


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