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Current Affairs and GK Daily Quiz - 9 March 2013

1. In a fundraising activity, Collectabillia along with Random House is offering a personally autographed copy of Yuvraj's memoir even before it hits the stands. The first twenty copies of star India batsman Yuvraj Singh's memoir, will go up for bid online on 9th March 2013. The memoir chronicles Yuvraj's trials and tribulations as he successfully battled cancer following the euphoria of the 2011 World Cup win. What is the name of the book?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] Life 20-20
[B] The Test of My Life
[C] The Exam of My Life
[D] Life Unabated

2. Who was sworn in as acting President of Venezuela on Friday, 8th March 2013, despite the Opposition saying such a move was in violation of the country's Constitution?
[Category: World Politics Current Affairs]
[A] Raul Castro
[B] Hugo Chavez
[C] Denis Manturov
[D] Nicolas Maduro

3. The World Bank suspended an Indian engineering firm from bidding for contracts for six months after it found evidence that an employee of the company had forged documents to win a supply deal five years ago. The World Bank's anti-graft investigators found that the company had failed to prevent the employee from falsifying documents to help secure a contract to supply ultrasound scanners for a health project funded by the multilateral lender in India's southern Tamil Nadu state in 2008. Can you name the company?
[Category: India Latest Current Affairs]
[A] Mcnally Bharat Engg Company Ltd
[B] Nesco Ltd
[C] Larsen & Toubro Ltd.
[D] Blue Star Ltd

4. On 9th March 2013, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has allowed issuance and listing of non-convertible redeemable ____________ shares on stock exchanges, making it easier for companies and banks to raise funds through this route. These shares usually carries no voting rights but may carry a dividend and may have priority over common stock in the payment of dividends and upon liquidation.
[Category: Markets and Economy Current Affairs]
[A] Preference
[B] Bonds
[C] Common
[D] Commodity

5. As per the report released by CyberMedia Research (CMR) on 8th March 2013, the overall Indian tablet market recorded shipments of 3.1 million units in 2012. A total of 72 vendors shipped tablets to India in 2012. Which company has emerged as the market leader in this?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Apple
[B] Micromax
[C] Samsung
[D] Karbonn


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