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  1. Algebra
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  24. General Knowledge
December 19, 2002
The General Awareness questions for the day are given below.

1. Which one of the following partnership in the domestic insurance sector is incorrect?
(1) HDFC - Standard Life
(2) Birla - Sun Life
(3) Tata - Allianz
(4) Max - New York Life
   
2. As per the latest National Readership Survey 2001, which newspaper has become the most widely read daily in the country?
(1) Daily Thanti (Tamil)
(2) Malayala Manorama
(3) Dainik Bhaskar (Hindi)
(4) Dainik Jagran (Hindi)
   
3. “Everything from cancer to heart attacks. Covered for 70 paise a day,” is the baseline of an advertisement by
(1) Birla Sun Life
(2) Cancer Institute WIA
(3) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
(4) OM Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance
   
4. Which Indian woman was recently included in the Fortune magazine’s global list of 50 most powerful women in business?
(1) Lalita Gupte
(2) Meena Venkatesh
(3) Rama Bijapurkar
(4) Tina Ambani
   
5. As per the recent Global Competitiveness Report from the World Economic Forum, which country replaced US as the most competitive economy in the world?
(1) Canada
(2) Sweden
(3) Finland
(4) Singapore
   
6. What is common to Bethlehem Steel, Polaroid and Swissair?
(1) All companies owned by GE
(2) All recently applied for bankruptcy protection
(3) Their founders committed suicide
(4) All of these companies were recently targets of successful hostile takeover
   
7. What famous brand name is derived from a combination of two words, which mean ‘dead’ in French and ‘one’ in German?
(1) Dettol
(2) Mortein
(3) Martini
(4) Ritter
   
8. Which is the longest running TV cartoon in history, first launched by Warner Brothers in 1969 exclusively for television, and is now a popular fare on the Cartoon Network?
(1) Scooby Doo
(2) Tom and Jerry
(3) Popeye
(4) Johnny Bravo
   
9. Which company has recently launched a range of biscuits in India following its takeover of Nutrine confectionery?
(1) Hindustan Lever
(2) Marico
(3) Parke Davis
(4) Sara Lee
   
10. In the latest Forbes List of wealthiest Americans, 3 out of the top 4 richest men in USA have made their wealth from one company. Which one ?
(1) Standard Oil (Exxon)
(2) Microsoft
(3) De Beers
(4) Berkshire Hathaway

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