Monday, April 1, 2013

Current Affairs in India and World Quiz - 1 April 2013

1. On Monday, 1st April 2013, the Supreme Court of India rejected a plea of Swiss pharma giant for getting its blood cancer drug Glivec patented in India. Glivec, used in treating chronic myeloid leukemia and some other cancers, costs a patient about Rs 1.2 lakh/month, much higher than Rs 8,000 which is the price of the generic drug. Can you name the company which manufactures Glivec?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Cipla
[B] Ranbaxy
[C] Novartis
[D] Aventis

2. The four private daily newspapers (namely Pyidaungsu Daily (Union Daily), Shwe Naing Ngan Thit Daily (Golden Freshland Daily), San Taw Chein Daily (Standard Times Daily) and Voice Daily) started temporary publication on Monday, 1 April 2013 after a gap of five decades in which country?
[Category: World Current Affairs]
[A] Myanmar
[B] Afghanistan
[C] Oman
[D] Iraq

3. Engineering Company Larsen & Toubro has received a Rs 5,689 crore order from state-owned Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam for setting up a supercritical thermal power project. From which state L&T got this project?
[Category: Business India Current Affairs]
[A] Gujarat
[B] Rajasthan
[C] Madhya Pradesh
[D] Bihar

4. Who has been awarded Pandit Hridayanath Mangeshkar Award on 31st March 2013?
[Category: Entertainment News Current Affairs]
[A] Lata Mangeshkar
[B] Asha Bhosle
[C] Kishore Kumar
[D] Md Rafi

5. Who has been appointed as the President of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in India on 31 March 2013?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Adi Godrej
[B] Naina Kidwai
[C] Shikha Sharma
[D] Rajan Bharti Mittal

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