Friday, August 3, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 03 August 2012

1. As per the announcement on Thursday 2 August 2012, which company is buying 30% stake valued for about $1 billion, or Rs 5,500 crore in India's biggest business process outsourcing company Genpact?
[A]Sequoia Capital
[B]Oak Hill Capital
[C]General Atlantic
[D]Bain Capital

2. Pakistani deputy attorney general in Peshawar who sought to create inter-faith harmony by serving devotees in Sikh temples in Pakistan and India was sacked by the federal government on Wednesday, the Dawn reported Thursday 2 August 2012. What is the name of sacked Pakistani official?
[A]Mohammad Khursheed Khan
[B]Ahmad Raza Kasuri
[C]Farooq Shah
[D]Abdul Vahid

3. In an updated regulatory filing released on Wednesday 1 August 2012, which social media company said that 8.7 percent of its monthly active users worldwide (About 83 million) are actually duplicate or false accounts?

4. Kofi Annan is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations and was the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize for his founding of the Global AIDS and Health Fund to support developing countries in their struggle to care for their people. Mr Annan was named UN and Arab League envoy for __________ in February, and in April launched a peace plan that included a ceasefire that never took hold. Annan quit as the UN – Arab League envoy on 2 August 2012 after becoming frustrated with the UN's lack of progress with regards to conflict resolution. For which country he was appointed as the envoy?

5. According to a press note issued on 2nd August 2012 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, the nodal agency that drafts foreign investment rules, it has been decided to permit a citizen of Pakistan or an entity incorporated in Pakistan to make investments in India. FDI will be allowed in all sectors except defence, space and atomic energy. However in order to address the security concerns, FDI proposals from Pakistan would require clearance from which government agency(route)?
[A]Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB)
[B]Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
[C]Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
[D]Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM)

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