Saturday, November 10, 2012

Daily Objective Current Affairs Quiz: 10 November 2012

1. The Johnnie Walker and Guinness owner has agreed to buy a majority stake in United Spirits Ltd, controlled by Vijay Mallya, for $2.1 billion, fuelling a push by the world's biggest spirits group into fast-growing markets. If the deal gets regulatory and shareholder approval, it will be the biggest inbound Indian M&A deal since British oil firm Cairn Energy Plc sold a majority stake in its Indian business to Vedanta Resources Plc last year. Which company has agreed to buy stake in United Spirits Ltd?
[A]Johnson Brothers Liquor Company
[C]Diageo Plc

2. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Envoy for Global Education, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said November 10, a month after Malala Yousafzai was shot at by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education has been declared Malala Day. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon extended his support to the young girl and her fight for education, describing her as the “global symbol” of every girl’s right to an education. To which country Malala Yousafzai belong?
[C]Saudi Arabia
[D]United Arab Emirates

3. On Saturday, 10th November 2012, The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has installed two jammers at the religious place Gurudwara to prevent mobile nuisance on the compound.Mobile phones start ringing when the devotees are paying obeisance at the sanctum sanatorium. It violently disrupts the devotional atmosphere. Initially SGPC had put up a notice at the main entrance gates that mobiles be turned off when a devotee enters. But since there was no desired result the SGPC decided to install jammers. In which Gurudwara SGPC installed jammers?
[A]Golden temple, Amritsar
[B]Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, Delhi
[C]Manikaran Sahib, Kullu
[D]Sheesh Ganj Sahib, Delhi

4. Forbes international has included Datawind CEO in its annual Impact 15 list of the education innovators which features world’s most Impactful Social Entrepreneurs. The global top 15 classroom revolutionary list recognizes individuals who are using business practices to solve social issues which will have the greatest impact on the world. DataWind has created the world’s cheapest tablet computer, the Aakash 2, which has the potential to revolutionize educational access in the developing world. What is the name of the Datawind CEO?
[A]Suneel Pal Singh
[B]Amar Preet Singh
[C]Ranjit Singh Tuli
[D]Suneet Singh Tuli

5. The opening ceremony of the 18th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) on 10th November 2012 will bring megastars Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan together on the same stage for the first time in Bengal. Around 2000 delegates from Africa, Iran and South America are expected at the festival. Eminent directors like Ahmed Boulane of Morocco, Dorota Maria Kedzierzawska of Poland and Alexendra Georgopoulou of Greece have confirmed their participation. Also a group of 48 prisoners will present four group dances which includes traditional folk dance, a peacock-style dance and an invocation to the Goddess Kali. Whaus teh name of this folk dance?

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