Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 21 August 2012

1. Which country announced on 20 August 2012 that it is ending media censorship, as part of the ongoing political reforms in the country?
[A]Myanmar (Burma)
[D]North Korea

2. On 20th August 2012, a US court in Alabama has dismissed harassment charges filed against one of the major Indian IT company – by one of its American employee Jack Jay Palmer. Which Indian IT company was fighting this case?
[B]HCL Technologies
[D]Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

3. Which Indian drugmaker has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration on 20th August 2012 to sell Entacapone tablets(It will be launched on September 30 with a 180-day exclusive period, is the generic name for the brand Comtan, owned by Orion Corp.), which are used in treatment of Parkinson's disease?
[A]Ranbaxy Laboratories
[C]Sun Pharmaceuticals
[D]Dr. Reddy's Laboratories

4. Which company has become the most valuable public company of all-time on Monday, 20th August 2012, when the combined value of its shares exceeded a previous record set by Microsoft?
[A]Google Inc
[B]Apple Inc
[C]Exxon Mobil

5. Which cricket team, also nicknamed the Proteas, replaced England as the world's number one Test side with a 51-run win in the third Test at Lord's on Monday 20th August 2012?
[C]South Africa
[D]West Indies

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