Current Affairs May 2014 Quiz 11

101US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc made its final attempt to take over competitor AstraZeneca Plc in May 2014. AstraZeneca is pharma company headquartered in ________.
 A) Germany
 B) United Kingdom
 C) France
 D) Switzerland
  
102Which global telecom company is set to acquire satellite television provider DirecTV in a USD 48.5 billion deal (announced in May 2014).
 A) CableVision
 B) AT&T
 C) Verizon
 D) Level 3 Communications
  
103Who was sworn-in as the eighth Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh for the second consecutive term in May 2014?
 A) Takam Sanjoy
 B) Dorjee Khandu
 C) Nabam Tuki
 D) Jarbom Gamlin
  
104Who was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Bihar after Nitish Kumar resigned from the post in May 2014?
 A) Sharad Yadav
 B) Shivanand Tiwari
 C) K.C. Tyagi
 D) Jitan Ram Manjhi
  
105"Anti-tobacco Day" is observed on __________.
 A) 31-May
 B) 17-May
 C) 21-May
 D) 25-May
  
106Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, __________ resigned in May 2014 after defeat of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) in the general election held recently.
 A) V.S. Vyas
 B) Saumitra Chaudhur
 C) Pulin B. Nayak
 D) C Rangarajan
  
107Australia has appointed prominent investment adviser ________ as the Chair of Australia-India Council in May 2014. His appointment would be effective from this year till 2019.
 A) Gillian Whitlock
 B) Payal Mahindroo
 C) Ashok Jacob
 D) None of These
  
108Who took oath as the new Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister as a part of Modi Government in May 2014?
 A) Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati
 B) Narendra Singh Tomar
 C) Ananth Kumar
 D) Ramvilas Paswan
  
109Which Payment services company announced in May 2014 that it would acquire Pune-based electronic payment software firm ElectraCard Services (ECS) for an undisclosed amount?
 A) VISA
 B) MasterCard
 C) American Express
 D) RuPay
  
110Veteran __________ and Padma Bhushan recipient, N Srinivasan passed away in May 2014.
 A) Author
 B) Nuclear Scientist
 C) Chemist
 D) Politician

 
 
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101Ans) United Kingdom
102Ans) AT&T
103Ans) Nabam Tuki
104Ans) Jitan Ram Manjhi
105Ans) 31-May
106Ans) C Rangarajan
107Ans) Ashok Jacob
108Ans) Ramvilas Paswan
109Ans) MasterCard
110Ans) Nuclear Scientist