Current Affairs August 2013 Quiz - 9

81Which Indian Company has agreed to acquire 10% stake in an offshore gas field in Mozambique from US firm Anadarko Petroleum for USD 2.6 billion in August 2013?
 A) Indian Oil Corp.
 C) ONGC Videsh Ltd
 D) Reliance Industries
82Which company will enter the National Stock Exchange-s 50-share Nifty index with effect from September 27 (announced by the India Index Services & Products Ltd in August 2013)?
 A) Mindtree
 B) Tech Mahindra
 C) Wipro
 D) Hexaware Limited
83"World Humanitarian Day" is observed on __________________.
 A) 21-August
 B) 26-August
 C) 19-August
 D) 18-August
84Indian Cricket Team Captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, was ranked at the ______ position in the recent Forbes list of highest-paid athletes
 A) 10th
 B) 16th
 C) 8th
 D) 18th
85The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released a discussion paper titled -Banking Structure in India - The Way Forward- in August 2013 in which it has suggested a _________ structure for the domestic banking industry.
 A) Three- tier
 B) Four- tier
 C) Two- tier
 D) None of These
86Nearly 1500 people including women and children were killed in the toxic gas attack in which country in August 2013?
 A) Egypt
 B) Syria
 C) Iran
 D) Afganisthan
87Who will become the next Chairperson of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) (announced in August 2013)?
 A) Pramod Deo
 B) Gireesh B. Pradhan
 C) L C Goyal
 D) None of These
88The US economic growth has been revised upward to ______ (annualized) in the second quarter of the current year (announced in August 2013).
 A) 2%
 B) 2.2%
 C) 2.5%
 D) 1.8%
89Which conservationist and mountaineer was selected for the Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal in August 2013?
 A) Harshwanti Bisht
 B) Ang Rita Sherpa
 C) Scott MacLennan
 D) Alton C. Byers
90The Reserve Bank of India notified the hike in the investment ceiling for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs) from existing 49% to ________ to attract more FDI in August 2013.
 A) 80%
 B) 100%
 C) 74%
 D) 85%

Check below for answers..........
81Ans) ONGC Videsh Ltd
82Ans) Wipro
83Ans) 19-August
84Ans) 16th
85Ans) Four- tier
86Ans) Syria
87Ans) Gireesh B. Pradhan
88Ans) 2.5%
89Ans) Harshwanti Bisht
90Ans) 74%