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current affairs august 2012 (1)

  • Thursday, August 2, 2012
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  • current affairs august 2012 previously i posted current affairs of july 2012 

    find the latest running affairs on first week of august 2012

    1. BJP leader Mr Jaswant Singh has been chosen by the NDA.

    2. India’s wrestler Sushil Kumar will be India’s flag-bearer at London Olympics.

    3. In the latest ICC Test Championship ranking, India’s rank dropped to 5thposition .

    4. Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh won the the Scottish Open after beating Francesco Molinari in a playoff. .

    5. The International Monetary Fund has cut India’s economic growth forecast for the current financial year to 6.5% compared to its earlier projection of 7.2%.

    6. India has successfully test fired its surface-to-surface single stage Agni-I ballistic missile again for further research and improvement.

    7. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is also taking care of Finance Ministry has set up a committee to prepare fresh norms on the tax provision, GAAR in order to bring more clarity after so much controversy. Since former Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee introduced the same, it has drawn lots of controversy and criticism from worldwide investors and FIIs.

    8. Jagadish Shettar has sworn in as the 27th Chief Minister of Karnataka today.

    9. India’s Civil aviation Ministry has appointed Nasir Ali as the new joint MD for state run Air India.

    10. Famous Wrestler and Actor Dara Singh passed away today in Mumbai. He was 84 years old.

    11. MCX has received the nod from the capital market regulator SEBI to launch stock trading on their exchange MCX-SX. It will definitely be a big rival to the already existing stock exchanges NSE and BSE

    12. Swiss Tennis player Roger Federer has defeated British Player Andy Murray by 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 to win the Wimbledon Open Championship men’s Singles Final yesterday. With this he won the Wimbledon crown for the record 7th time and won a Grand Slam title after more than 2 years of drought.

    13. Leander Paes and Elena Vesnina lost in the Wimbledon Final and secured the runners up place in the Wimbledon mixed doubles 2012.


     

    here is some question answer of first week august 2012 current affairs 

    1. Which company has been ranked by Forbes on Wednesday 1 August 2012 as the first among the world's 25 largest oil companies?
    [A]Shell
    [B]Exxon Mobil
    [C]Saudi Aramco
    [D]Sinopec

    2. As per preliminary forensic report which chemical was used to trigger four coordinated, low-intensity explosions in Pune in a span of nearly 40 minutes on its busy Junglee Maharaj Road in the heart of the city, last evening on 1 August 2012?
    [A]Ammonium Nitrate
    [B]Cyclotrimethylene Trinitramine
    [C]Nitroglycerin
    [D]Trinitrotoluene (TNT)

    3. Google Inc announced that it acquired a Social-Media Ad Firm on 1 August 2012. This marketing start-up will help the world's largest Internet search company to expand further into social media. Google will pay about $250 million plus performance incentives for this Redwood City, California-based company for the acquisition. What is the name of the company Google bought?
    [A]Sparrow
    [B]Meebo
    [C]Milk, Inc
    [D]Wildfire Interactive

    4. Eight players from South Korea, China and Indonesia were disqualified from the Olympics on Wednesday, 1 August 2012 for deliberately trying to lose to secure an easier draw in the knockout. Federation investigation finds players guilty of "not using one's best efforts to win a match which is against the Olympic spirit. Which game these players were associated with?
    [A]Swimming
    [B]Rifle Shooting
    [C]Badminton
    [D]Lawn Tennis

    5. On 2nd August 2012 it was revealed that French L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt sells one of her property - a part of the Amirante Islands which are considered part of the Outer Islands of the Seychelles for $60 million to the Save Our Seas Foundation. What is the name of the island which she sold?
    [A]Desroches Island
    [B]Coëtivy Island
    [C]D Arros Island
    [D]Astove Island

    ans :- 1 (c) 2 (a) 3 (d) 4 (c) 5 (d)

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