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Which company built the Howrah Bridge?

July 9, 2008

1. What is the name of this building? (Please refer to the pic to the left)
a) The Twin Towers
b) Four Cylinders
c) Freedom Tower

2. Which company built the Howrah Bridge?
a) Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Co. Ltd
b) Gammon India
c) Larsen and Toubro

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The correct answer is Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Co. Ltd
Construction of the New Howrah Bridge was started on 1937. This bridge is one of the finest cantilever bridges in the world. After considering the quotation from various firms, the contract was awarded to Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Co. Ltd of Darlington. Out of the total 26,500 tons of steel used, Tata Iron and Steel Company supplied 23,500 tons of steel and fabrication was done by Braithwaite, Burn and Jessop Co. at four different shops in Calcutta (now Kolkata).
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Construction of the New Howrah Bridge was started on 1937. This bridge is one of the finest cantilever bridges in the world. After considering the quotation from various firms, the contract was awarded to Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Co. Ltd of Darlington. Out of the total 26,500 tons of steel used, Tata Iron and Steel Company supplied 23,500 tons of steel and fabrication was done by Braithwaite, Burn and Jessop Co. at four different shops in Calcutta (now Kolkata).

3. Which is the world' first stock exchange?
a) Amsterdam
b) London
c) German

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The correct answer is Amsterdam.
Generally the origin of the stock exchange is traced back to the stock exchange in Antwerp (1460). Still the Amsterdam Stock Exchange is considered as the oldest stock Exchange in the World. This was established in 1602 by the Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie or called VOC) that issued the first shares on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.
The company was the first in issuing the stocks and bonds. It was later renamed as the Amsterdam Bourse and was the first to begin trading in secuirities.
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Generally the origin of the stock exchange is traced back to the stock exchange in Antwerp (1460). Still the Amsterdam Stock Exchange is considered as the oldest stock Exchange in the World. This was established in 1602 by the Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie or called VOC) that issued the first shares on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.
The company was the first in issuing the stocks and bonds. It was later renamed as the Amsterdam Bourse and was the first to begin trading in secuirities.

4. In India, NSDL stands for?
a) National Securities Depository Limited
b) Network of Securities Depository Limited
c) National Stock Directory Limited

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The correct answer is National Securities Depository Limited.
NSDL, the first and largest depository in India, was established in August 1996 and promoted by institutions of national stature responsible for economic development of the country. It has established a national infrastructure of international standards that handles most of the securities held and settled in dematerialised form in the Indian capital market.
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NSDL, the first and largest depository in India, was established in August 1996 and promoted by institutions of national stature responsible for economic development of the country. It has established a national infrastructure of international standards that handles most of the securities held and settled in dematerialised form in the Indian capital market.

5. What is the currency of South Africa?
a) South African Dollar
b) African Franc
c) Rand

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The correct answer is Rand
It takes its name from the Witwatersrand (White-waters-ridge in English), the ridge upon which Johannesburg is built and where most of South Africa's gold deposits were found.
1 South African rand = 0.129201 U.S. dollars
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It takes its name from the Witwatersrand (White-waters-ridge in English), the ridge upon which Johannesburg is built and where most of South Africa's gold deposits were found.
1 South African rand = 0.129201 U.S. dollars



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