Sunday, December 9, 2012

Questions Answers of Current Affairs Quiz: December 9, 2012

1. Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Saturday, 7th Dec 2012, he would run to become the country's leader for a fifth time, confirming his return to politics after months of indecision. The 76-year-old media tycoon resigned in 2011 as prime minister as Italy teetered on the edge of a Greek-style debt crisis and he was dogged by a sex-scandal which included allegations he was involved with an underage prostitute. The announcement he would run in his sixth national election came just two days after his People of Liberty (PDL) party withdrew support for current government, bringing the country close to a snap election a few months short of the natural end of the legislature. Name the current Prime Minister, who resigned after Berlusconi's announcement?
[Category: World Politics Current Affairs]
[B]Angelino Alfano
[C]Mario Monti
[D]Luigi Bersani

2. Bangalore-based Wipro, which has interests in consumer care goods and lighting, besides IT services, on Saturday, 8th Dec 2012 said it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100 per cent ownership in a Singapore-based FMCG company. The acquisition will be done for an all-cash consideration of $144 million (about Rs 784 crore), which is 2.1 times the Singapore company’s expected 2012 sales turnover of $68 million. This is Wipro Consumer Care and Lightning (WCCL)'s second largest acquisition; it had acquired Unza, another Singapore-based FMCG brand, in 2007 for $246 million. What is the name of the company Wipro has acquired?
[Category: Business News Current Affairs]
[A]Aspial Corporation
[B]Bee Cheng Hiang
[C]Popular Holdings
[D]LD Waxson

3. Every year, the Ministry of Tourism recognizes various stakeholders, including filmmakers and writers for their contribution in promoting India Tourism by conferring National Tourism Awards. Ang Lee’s latest film “ Life of Pi” has received two national tourism awards for promoting Puducherry and Munnar in Kerala as tourist destinations. Union Tourism Minister Chiranjeevi, who made this announcement on 8th Dec 2012, said these Awards would be given to Ang Lee, Director of the film ''Life of Pi'' and writer of the book of the same name. Who is the writer of the book?
[Category: India News Current Affairs]
[A]Yann Martel
[B]Stephen Kelman
[C]Tan Twan Eng
[D]Alison Moore

4. Tennis ace Leander Paes will mark his Bollywood entry with a film directed by Ashok Kohli. The movie stars several known and talented Bollywood actors like Jimmy Shergill, ‘Tum Bin’ fame actor Priyanshu Chatterjee, Gulshan Grover, Sudhanshu Pandey, Puja Bose and Sayali Bhagat to name a few. The plan is to release the film in January 2013. What is the name of the film?
[Category: Cine News Current Affairs]
[B]Rajdhani Express
[C]Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain
[D]Four Two Ka One

5. Diversifying into the flavoured milk segment, leading ice-cream and frozen processed food maker Vadilal Industries Ltd (VIL), on Friday, 7th Dec 2012, announced its entry in the beverages market with three varieties and said it would launch another three in the next three months. The company, which is the second largest ice cream player in the country launched flavoured milk under the Vadilal Quick Treat umbrella brand. What is the name of the flavourd milk launched by Vadilal?
[Category: Companies & Industry Current Affairs]
[A]Vadilal Flavoured Milk
[B]Power Sip
[D]Cool Sip

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