Current Affairs Aug 2014 Quiz 13

121Which India's neighbour country has decided to join the newly formed BRICS development Bank in AUg 2014, an initiative taken by the five emerging countries of the world - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa?
 A) Bhutan
 B) Bangladesh
 C) Nepal
 D) Sri Lanka
  
122"Earth Overshoot Day 2013" was observed on __________________.
 A) 21-August
 B) 26-August
 C) 20-August
 D) 18-August

 
123Which company secured the first rank in the list  of Forbes- list of the world-s 100 most innovative companies for the fourth consecutive time that investors think are most likely to -generate big, new growth ideas--, published in Aug 2014?
 A) Alexion Pharmaceuticals
 B) Salesforce
 C) ARM Holdings
 D) Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
  
124Cyril Baldock has set the world record for being the oldest person to cross the English Channel in Aug 2014. The 70 year old swimmer completed the swim between England and France in 12 hours and 45 minutes. He is from which country?
 A) France
 B) New Zealand
 C) Australia
 D) USA
  
125Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated NTPC's thermal power station at Mouda to the nation in Aug 2014. This power station is in which Indian state?
 A) Andhra Pradesh
 B) Kerala
 C) Karnataka
 D) Maharashtra
  
126The Reserve Bank of India introduced a minimum set of guidelines for non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) on lending against shares in order to reduce volatility in the capital market due to NBFCs offloading shares pledged by borrowers who have defaulted on loans. As per the new guidelines, NBFCs with asset size of Rs 100 crore and above, the NBFCs have to maintain a loan-to-value (of shares pledged) of _________ and accept only Group 1 securities as collateral for loans of a value more than Rs 5 lakh.
 A) 60%
 B) 75%
 C) 50%
 D) 80%
  
127Which Indian brand/company has been ranked as India-s most valuable brand with a brand value of USD 9.4 billion, as per the first edition of the BrandZ Top 50 Most Valuable Indian Brands ranking published in Mumbai in Aug 2014?
 A) ICICI Bank
 B) HDFC Bank
 C) Bharti Airtel
 D) State Bank of India
  
128Five Indian companies are placed in the list of Forbes- list of the world-s 100 most innovative companies that investors think are most likely to -generate big, new growth ideas--, published in Aug 2014. Which Indian company leads the list among Indian copanies?
 A) Larsen & Toubro
 B) Tata Consultancy Services
 C) Sun Pharma Industries
 D) Hindustan Unilever
  
129How many Indian companies are placed in the list of Forbes- list of the world-s 100 most innovative companies that investors think are most likely to -generate big, new growth ideas--, published in Aug 2014?
 A) Four
 B) Five
 C) Six
 D) Seven
  
130The Central Government is all set of appoint ___________ as the new Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) as per announcement made in Aug 2014.
 A) Kaushik Basu
 B) Raghuram Rajan
 C) Arvind Subramanian
 D) Arvind Panagariya

 
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Answers:
121Ans) Bangladesh
122Ans) 20-August
123Ans) Salesforce
124Ans) Australia
125Ans) Maharashtra
126Ans) 50%
127Ans) HDFC Bank
128Ans) Hindustan Unilever
129Ans) Five
130Ans) Arvind Subramanian