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Monday, December 24, 2012

24 December 2012 Current Affairs: Daily Quiz

1. On Sunday, 23 December 2012, ITC Ltd chairman has been ranked as the seventh best performing CEO in the world in a global study on the 100 best performing global CEOs by the Harvard Business Review in its January-February 2013 edition. He ranks first amongst the Indian CEOs featured in this elite list, which was decided after evaluating how much total shareholder returns had changed over a time period from the CEO's first day in office to 31st August 2012, as well as the overall increase in market capitalisation. Who is he?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A]Y. C. Deveshwar
[B]S.D. Shibulal
[C]Aditya Puri
[D]B. Sumant

2. Maruti Suzuki India on Saturday said it has started spadework to set up its second facility in Gujarat with acquisition of another 600 acres, in addition to its existing plan to invest Rs 4,000 crore for setting up a plant in the state. The company has acquired about 600 acres, located about 40km from the first site near Mehsana. As per Maruti Suzuki India chairman, the country’s largest car maker Maruti will not enter the premium segment of passenger cars in India and will “protect” its image of a small car manufacturer. Who is the chairman?
[Category: Industry and Trade Current Affairs]
[A]Jagdish Khattar
[B]C Ramakrishnan
[C]R.C. Bhargava
[D]Karl Slym

3. Virbhadra Singh, who successfully spearheaded the Congress campaign in the Assembly polls, will be the next Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. Singh, President of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC), was named leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) by AICC General secretary Janardan Dwivedi after his appointment was approved by Sonia Gandhi. He would be Himachal CM for _______ time now.
[Category: Politics Current Affairs]

4. Russian President arrived in India on Monday, 24th December 2012, for a bilateral summit during which major defence deals were expected to be signed. President's trip, his first to India since he started a new Kremlin six-year term in May, is a chance to reaffirm Russia's interest in India, long a regional ally and now a partner in the BRICS group of emerging market nations. Name him.
[Category: World Events Current Affairs]
[A]Dmitry Medvedev
[B]Vladimir Putin
[C]Viktor Zubkov
[D]Boris Yeltsin

5. The USD 100 billion house of the Tatas is perceived as India's best known global brands not only within the country but also overseas according to a Perception Survey of top CEOs. A broad view emerging from the survey conducted among 78 top CEOs and heads of companies spread over major cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta, Bangalore, Hyderabad, London, Singapore and New York was that the group head Ratan Tata occupies the well-deserved iconic status, who has taken the group from largely an Indian family-owned business house into a professionally managed global conglomerate. Who conducted this survey?
[Category: Business and Economy Current Affairs]