Thursday, July 12, 2012

General Awareness and Facts (GK Quiz - 198)

1. Europe's largest multimedia company is all set to launch a $629 million (€566 million) public offer to buy all the shares of SA, an operator of property classifieds portals in France. Name the company.
[B]Axel Springer AG

2. Who is the new Deputy Managing Director of Axis Bank?
[A]Vijay Darda
[B]Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar
[C]S K Chakrabarti
[D]Lalit Mahapatra

3. French oil and gas giant Total SA agreed to buy a 20-per cent stake in Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas (GLNG) project in Queensland from Australian oil and gas major Santos and Malaysia's national oil and gas company Petronas for a total consideration of approximately $800 million
[B]Total S.A
[D]Merchant oil

4. Who has been chosen the new brand ambassador of ICC for the year 2010-11?
[A]Rahul Dravid
[B]Virender Sehwag
[C]Sachin Tendulkar
[D]Ajit Agarkar

5. US drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb, revealed plans to pay a whopping premium of 84 per cent to acquire biotechnology company ZymoGenetics Inc for:
[A]$885 million
[B]$789 million
[C]$ 480 million
[D]$ 500 million

6. A former cricketer and one of the greatest opening batsmen in test match history has been dropped from the governing council of the Indian Premier League. Name him.
[A]Ravi Shastri
[B]Sunil Gavaskar
[C]Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
[D]Mohamed Azruddin

7. India has signed a memorandum of understanding with which of the following countries to work together in areas of road transport, highways and related services.

8. Which of the following companies has bagged a five-year IT infrastructure management services contract, worth more than 50 million AUD (about Rs 218 crore), from Australian renewable energy company AGL Energy?

9. The temperature which has the same reading on both Fahrenheit and Celsius scales is:

10. Which of the following elements is not present in stainless steel?

11. Source of energy in ecosystem is:
[B]Green plants
[C]Sugar produced in photosynthesis

12. What is recorded with the help of a hydrograph?
[A]Wind velocity
[B]Vapour retention
[C]Relative humidity
[D]Water discharge

13. Which of the following ports is not a "Free Trade Zone"?

14. A man has Rs. 480 in the denominations of one-rupee notes, five-rupee notes and ten-rupee notes. The number of notes are equal. What is the total number of notes?

15. Which of the following writs may be issued to enforce a Fundamental Right?
[A]Habeas Corpus

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