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General Awareness

General Awareness

1. What was unique about the purchase of a Gulfstream V business jet by American Internet tycoon Mark Cuban in 1999 for $40 million?
(1) It was the first sale of this model of Jet by Gulf Stream
(2) It was the first sale of aircraft by payment made in terms of Euros
(3) It was the first Euro payment to be made by an individual
(4) It was the first sale of an aircraft through the Internet
   
2. Name the world’s largest television network that is beamed to over 210 countries?
(1) MSNBC
(2) STAR
(3) CNN
(4) BBC
   
3. ‘What makes ___ such an efficient air conditioner. Well, let’s begin by staying silent’. Which air conditioner advertisement carries this tag line?
(1) Amtrex
(2) Daikin
(3) Voltas
(4) Carrier Aircon
   
4. Which TV channel has bagged the exclusive cable & satellite TV rights for live telecast in India of the 2003 Cricket World Cup?
(1) Sony
(2) STAR Sports
(3) STAR ESPN
(4) Channel Nine
   
5. The Indian Government has approved in the end of 2001 the cultivation of genetically modified cotton called ‘BT Cotton’. Which multinational company is the major beneficiary of this decision?
(1) Cargill
(2) BASF
(3) Monsanto
(4) All of these
   
6. Which Indian business group holds the maximum stake in the mobile cellular service provider Spice?
(1) Aditya Birla group
(2) Bharti group
(3) Essar group
(4) BK Modi group
   
7. Name the Greek Goddess of Victory - better known to us as a famous brand name?
(1) Puma
(2) Mars
(3) Nike
(4) Casablanca
   
8. In the late 1860s, there was a shortage of ivory - commonly used for making billiard balls. The search for a substitute led to the growth of a modern industry. What was it ?
(1) Fibre glass
(2) Plastics
(3) Vulcanized rubber
(4) Glass wool
   
9. ‘The world’s local bank’ – is the tag line of which bank
(1) ABN Amro
(2) Standard Chartered Bank
(3) Hong Kong and Shangai Banking Corporation
(4) Rabo Bank
   
10. Which country accounts for the highest foreign direct investments (inflows) into India?
(1) US
(2) Japan
(3) Mauritius
(4) Channel Islands

 

Answer Key
(1) 4   (6) 2
(2) 3   (7) 3
(3) 2   (8) 2
(4) 1   (9) 3
(5) 3   (10) 3




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