Current Affairs April 2014 Quiz 7

61British-American physicist __________ won Millennium Technology Prize 2014 for discoveries leading to a thousand-fold increase in digital data storage on magnetic disks (announced in April 2014). The Millennium Technology Prize was initiated in 2004 by the Technology Academy Finland.
 A) David Awschalom
 B) Stuart Parkin
 C) Albert Fert
 D) Peter Grünberg
  
62The Interim President of BCCI-IPL Sunil Gavaskar has appointed _______ as his special advisor for the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League in April2014.
 A) Uday Kota
 B) K. V. Kamath
 C) Adi Godrej
 D) Deepak Parekh
  
63Indian two pharma companies Sun Pharmaceutical Industries and Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd announced a USD 3.2 billion deal in April 2014 in which Sun Pharma will acquire 100% of Ranbaxy in an all-stock deal. Currently which company owns majority stake in Ranbaxy?
 A) Takeda Pharmaceutical
 B) Abbott Laboratories
 C) Daiichi Sankyo
 D) Bayer
  
64Which country led the list of counties in terms of global remittances in the year 2013 with USD 70 billion, as per the data released by the World Bank in April 2014?
 A) China
 B) India
 C) Japan
 D) Malaysia
  
65"National Civil Services Day" is observed on?
 A) 20-Apr
 B) 22-Apr
 C) 21-Apr
 D) 19-Apr
  
66Who has been chosen for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2013 (announced in April 2014)?
 A) Gulzar
 B) Javed Akhtar
 C) Yash Chopra
 D) Asha Bhosle
  
67The queen of Britain conferred the rank of Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) on which famous Indian business person on 10th April 2014. This honour is one of the highest honours given by the queen to civilians.
 A) Srichand P. Hinduja
 B) Lakhsmi Mittal
 C) Ratan Tata
 D) Ravi Ruia
  
68Global rating agency Fitch has reaffirmed India-s __________investment grade rating with a stable outlook due to India-s higher growth compared to other emerging economies (announced in April2014).
 A) BBB+
 B) BBB-
 C) BB-
 D) BB+
  
69Global Telecom giant Vodafone has announced that it now owns 100% of its Indian subsidiary, Vodafone India Limited ("VIL") after acquiring 10.97% of VIL from which Indian entity in April 2014?
 A) Essar Enterprise
 B) Piramal Enterprises
 C) Bharti Enterprise
 D) Aditya Birla Group
  
70Which Indian PSU Bank launched its Twitter handle account in April 2014 in order to increase its social media presence and improve digital marketing activities after launching accounts on Facebook and Youtube earlier.
 A) Bank of Baroda
 B) Central Bank of India
 C) State Bank of India
 D) Bank of India

 
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61Ans) Stuart Parkin
62Ans) Deepak Parekh
63Ans) Daiichi Sankyo
64Ans) India
65Ans) 21-Apr
66Ans) Gulzar
67Ans) Ratan Tata
68Ans) BBB-
69Ans) Piramal Enterprises
70Ans) State Bank of India