Saturday, September 8, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 08 September 2012

1. On 8th September 2012, an Indian company has reached an agreement to buy 2.72 per cent stake held by Hess in the largest oil field in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian basin as well as its 2.36 per cent stake in an associated pipeline. Which company has bought US energy firm Hess Corp' stake in Azeri, Chirag and Guneshli (ACG) group of oil fields in Azerbaijan for USD 1 billion?
[A]Reliance Industries Limited
[B]ONGC Videsh Ltd
[C]Oil India Limited
[D]Essar Oil

2. The Reserve Bank of India permits Indian investments to and from Pakistan. The decision came at a time when India's minister of external affairs SM Krishna arrived in Pakistan for a meeting on Saturday 8th September 2012 in Islamabad with his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar. Bilateral trade between the neighbours is expected to reach $6 billion in the next three years. What is the approximate current value of bilateral trade between two countries?
[A]$3 billion
[B]$3.5 billion
[C]$4 billion
[D]$2 billion

3. On Friday, 7th September 2012, Pakistan orders foreign nationals working for the a non-governmental organization (NGO) to leave the country within four weeks. The Pakistani government has accused the organization of being linked to the fake vaccination program used in the hunt for Osama bin Laden. However the charity and the U.S. government deny any links. What is the name of NGO?
[A]One Love Foundation
[B]Child Rights and You (CRY)
[C]Save the Children
[D]Voice of children

4. Which IT company bagged the contract on Friday, 7th September 2012, for designing and implementing ICT solutions for the rural employment guarantee scheme in the state of West Bengal?
[C]HCL Technologies
[D]Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

5. Five Indian companies - Larsen & Toubro , Hindustan Unilever , Infosys , Tata Consultancy and Sun Pharma - have made it to the list of 100 most innovative firms in the world prepared by US business magazine Forbes and released on 7th September 2012. Engineering giant L&T is ranked among the top ten companies, ahead of Google and Starbucks. L&T is ranked ninth in the list. Which company topped the list?
[A]Alexion Pharmaceuticals
[D]Red Hat

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