World August, 2011

  • Nepal Prime Minister Khanal inducted new ministers in his cabinet.
  • US President Obama signed debt deal into law.
  • Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak went on trial in Cairo.
  • Former Japan International defender Naoki Matsuda died.
  • NASA launched Jupiter probe ‘Juno’.
  • Yingluck Shinawatra sworn as first female Thai Prime Minister.
  • US lost AAA credit rating for the first time since 1941.
  • Nepal banned smoking in public places.
  • Lobsang Sangay sworn in as new PM of Tibetan government in exile.
  • 22 killed as Syria launched new raids.
  • China began sea trial of first aircraft carrier.
  • China decided to reduce speed of bullet trains.
  • China put into orbit Pakistan’s first communications satellite.
  • Nepal Prime Minister resigned under pressure.
  • Nepal President Yadav set August 21 as deadline for consensus on PM.
  • High level Chinese delegation arrived in Nepal.
  • Yemen President Saleh vowed to return home from South Arabia.
  • 68 killed in Iraq blast.
  • World leaders called on Syrian President Assad to step down.
  • 53 killed in Pakistan Blast.
  • Egypt Israel ties plunged to a new low.
  • Brazil won FIFA U-20 World Cup.
  • Rebels captured Tripoli heralding end of Gaddafi rule.
  • Libyan rebels seized Gaddafi’s compound Tripoli.
  • Russian cargo spacecraft for ISS crashed into earth.
  • NATO joined search for fallen Libyan leader Gaddafi.
  • Japanese Premier Naoto Kan resigned.
  • Singapore voted for new President.
  • Baburam Bhattarai elected Nepal’s 35th PM.
  • Tony Tan elected Singapore President.
  • Lady Gaga bagged 1st 2011 MTV Video Music Awards honour for ‘Born This Way’.
  • China has approved plans to setup first Tibetian bank.
  • Dilshan has been named as Sri Lanka’s captain for upcoming Australian series.
  • Sudan has launched its new currency.
  • Austrian climber Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner becomes the first woman to conquer 14. 8000 metre summit (K2) without artificial oxygen.
  • Tim Cook has been named as CEO of Apple post Steve Jobs resignation.
  • Anna University recently signed pact with university of Sydney.
  • Hitachi and Mitsubishi two industries of Japan are set to merge.
  • NASA found the first evidence of flowing water recently on Mars planet.
  • Jenson Button won the Hungarian Grand Prix 2011.
  • England won the 2000th Test cricket held at Lords Cricket Ground.

India August 2011

  • Month-long monsoon session of Parliament began.
  • Centre agreed to a Rs.19000 Crore ballout package for West Bengal.
  • The first-ever Kashmir Premier League (KPL) T-20 Chinar Cup-2011 ended.
  • DV Sadananda Gowda sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka.
  • SC partially lifted mining ban in Bellary.
  • Indian archers won three silver medals in the Archery World Cup in Ogden.
  • N-E body sought national drink status for tea.
  • Indian wrestlers won 49 medals in the commonwealth wrestling championship in Melbourne.
  • Aditya Mehta clinched the 78th National Snooker Championship title.
  • Former TN Governor and political analyst PC Alexander died.
  • Lok Sabha passed SBI Subsidiary Banks Bill.
  • BrahMos Varian Block III supersonic cruise missile test-fired successfully.
  • Indian cricket team lost the No. 1 Test rank to England.
  • Veteran actor Shammi Kapoor died.
  • PM Manmohan Singh addressed the nation on 65th Independence Day.
  • New Indian Chief suspended over credit over for Paramount Air.
  • N A K Browne has been takes charge as the 23rd chief of the Indian Air Force.
  • Coal India Ltd. Dethroned Reliance Industries Ltd. as most valued firm.
  • National Sports awards announced.
  • All-party meeting in West Bengal decided to rename the state as Paschimbanga.
  • Stealth frigate Statpura commissioned into navy.
  • Historian and Indologist Ram Sharan Sharma died.
  • Leader Paes and Mahesh Bhupati won the doubles title at Cincinnati tennis match.
  • Government and Team Anna held talks to reach truce.
  • Haryana lifted ceiling on non-farm land.
  • Baichung Bhutia brought down the curtain on his international career.
  • Fast attack warship INS Karuva inducted into Navy.
  • K. Rosaiah appointed new Tamil Nadu Governor.
  • Birla Corp suspended mining in Rajasthan.
  • Indian Finished 8th in the WSF men’s world team squash championship held in Germany.
  • Juvenile Justice (amendment) Bill introduced in Lok Sabha.
  • Sucheta 33 year old women from Pune became first Indian woman to cross Gobi desert.
  • Ronjan Sodhi has been ranked world No.1 in double trap shooting as per the ISSF world rankings.
  • HDFC bank has launched a service of accepting income tax payment through ATMs.
  • Gagan Narang Ace Indian shooter is set to get Khel Ratna.
  • Prahaar missile was recently test-fired successfully at Chandipur, Orrisa.
  • Rahul Dravid became 2nd highest run scorer in Test cricket surpassing Ricky Ponting’s record.
  • Former Supreme Court Judge Shivraj V.Patil has been appointed as Lokayukta of Karnataka to succeed Santosh Hegde.
  • Shammi Kapoor bollywood actor passed away recently.


1. Which Indian Cricketer was conferred with the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) honorary rank of group captain on 3rd September 2010 ?

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar Group Captain of Indian Air Force: One More Record

Sachin Tendulkar is also the first sportsperson who was conferred a Indian Air Force (IAF) Honorary Group Captain. Sachin Tendulkar is also the first individual to receive the Indian Air Force (IAF) Honorary Group Captain from a non-aviation background. Sachin Tendulkar Group Captain of Indian Air Force has achieved this without any military or aviation background. This is also a unique feet by Sachin Tendulkar Group Captain of Indian Air Force. However, in 2008, Kapil Dev was conferred with the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel of the Territorial Army.
Sachin Tendulkar Group Captain Indian Air Force was taken into the Indian Air Force as the brand ambassador of Indian Air Force by the IAF Air Chief Marshal PV Naik. So the Air Force auditorium today witnessed a rare Sachin Tendulkar – Sachin Tendulkar Group Captain Indian Air Force and Sachin Tendulkar brand ambassador of Indian Air Force.

2. First Indian wrestler who won gold at World Wrestling Championships in Moscow ?
– Sushil kumar

Sushil kumar became the first Indian wrestler to win gold at a senior world championship after outclassing Alan Gogaev of Russia 3-1 in straight rounds in the final of the 66 kg freestyle category at the Olympiskiy Sports Centre in Moscow.
Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday announced out-of-turn promotion and a cash award of Rs.10 lakh for Sushil Kumar Solanki and employed as a Assistant Commercial Manager, who won the gold medal in the 66 kg freestyle competition at the FILA 2010 World Wrestling Championships and PM Manmohansingh Congratulated sushil kumar for winning gold medal in world wrestling championships 2010

3.  In India, where the first unique identification number has been distributed?
– Tembhali, with a population of 1,098, became the first ‘Aadhar’ (UID) village in the country.
4. Who becomes first Indian to get UID number ?
– Ranjana Sonawane of Tembhli village becomes first Indian to get UID number
5. Man of the Match winners of Test Cricket series between England and fourth held in England.

First test match played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham from July 29 to August1.
Man of the Match:
James Anderson (England). He took 5 wickets in the first innings and 6 wickets in second innings.
Result: England won the match by 354 runs.
Second test match played at Edgbaston, Birmingham from August 6 to August 9.
Man of the Match: Graeme Swann (England) He took 6 wickets in the second innings.
Result: England won the match by 9 wickets.
Third test match played at Kennington Oval, London from August 18 to August 21.
Man of the Match: Mohammad Amir (Pakistan).He took 5 wickets in the second innings.
Result: Pakistan won the match by 4 wickets.
Fourth test match played at Played at Lord’s, London from August 26 to August 29.
Man of the Match: Stuart Broad (Pakistan).He scored 169 runs in first innings took 2 wickets in the second innings.
Result: England won by an innings and 225 runs.
Series Result: England won the series 3-1.
6. Who won the Man of the series award in the 4 test cricket series between Pakistan and England held in England in 2010?
Jonathan Leonard Trott (England) and Mohammad Amir (Pakistan).
7. Reserve Bank recently imposed a penalty of Rs. 5 lakh on two private sector banks for violating banking regulations. Name of that banks.
ICICI and Standard Chartered Bank.

ICICI Bank, the country’s largest private sector lender, was penalized for violating Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML) norms. Standard Chartered Bank, which is a leading foreign bank in India, was fined for not providing information, within the stipulated time, on a foreign currency loan it had arranged for an offshore special purpose vehicle.

8. Who becomes the first Indian to qualify for London Olympics ?
– Gagan Narang ( Shooter)

A day after he was overlooked for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, shooter Gagan Narang won the bronze in the 10 metre air rifle event at the World Championship in Munich and became the first Indian to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics.
World No.2 Narang shot 597 in the qualifying and 102 in the final round for a total of 699 to win the bronze. Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra finished a disappointing 25th and failed to qualify for the final round.

9. Bollywood film director and producer who was conferred an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at a ceremony in London recently?
– Yash Chopra
10. Chief information commissioner (CIC) of India who has been appointed as a member of World Bank’s access to information appeals board as on July 1, 2010?
– Wajahat Habibullah.
11. Who is nominated as the ICC (International Cricket Council) Vice-President for the period 2010-12?
– Alan Isaac.
He is currently the chairman of New Zea-land Cricket.
12. Which country becomes the first NATO member to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan amid concerns over US-led alliance’s Afghan war strategy?
– The Netherlands.
13. Who became the most-capped Test cricketer in the world after taking field for his 169th match?
– Sachin Tendulkar
He overtakes former Australian captain Steve Waugh as Most-capped Test Cricketer in the World.
14. Winners of Raman Magsaysay Award -2010
– The seven awardees that come from Bangladesh, China, Japan, and the Philippines are:
1. Tadatoshi Akiba (Japan): He is being recognized for “his principled and determined leadership in a sustained global campaign to mobilize citizens, pressure governments, and build the political will to create a world free from the perils of nuclear war.” He received Ramon Magsaysay Award for his advocacy for nuclear disarmament.
2. Christopher Bernido and Ma. Victoria Carpio-Bernido (Philippines): They are being recognized for “their purposeful commitment to both science and nation, ensuring innovative, low-cost, and effective basic education even under Philippine conditions of great scarcity and daunting poverty.”
3. Huo Daishan (China): He is being recognized for “his selfless and unrelenting efforts, despite formidable odds, to save China’s great river Huai and the numerous communities who draw life from it.”
4. A.H.M. Noman Khan (Bangladesh): He is being recognized for “his pioneering leadership in mainstreaming persons with disabilities in the development process of Bangladesh
5. Pan Yue and Fu Qiping (China): They are being recognized for “their exemplary vision and zeal, as public servants at two levels of the state bureaucracy, in advocating the inseparability of development and the environment in uplifting the lives of the Chinese people.”
15. Who became the second Indian shooter to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics after finishing sixth in the 50m rifle prone event at the ISSF World Championships in Munich, Germany?
– Hariom Singh.
16. Malaysia recently tightened visa requirements for tourists from 6 countries after many foreigners took advantage of easy entry procedures by overstaying. The countries are?
– Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan
17. Who has been appointed by Reserve Bank of India as the managing director and chief executive officer of Federal Bank?
– Shyam Srinivasan.
18. Chief of Pakistan’s Frontier Constabulary who was killed recently in suicide bomb attack in Peshawar?
– Sifwat Ghayoor.
19. Indian Playback singer & National award winner who died recently on Sep. 12, 2010 ?

– Swarnalatha died with heart attack.

Swarnalatha, 37 year old was a South Indian film playback singer has been singing since 1989 with many music directors. She has rendered songs in Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, Urdu, Badaga. Swarnalatha won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for her rendition of the famous song “Porale Ponnuthayi” from the film Karuththamma.

20. States of India recently rejected a draft bill proposed by Central Government to amend the Constitution. The bill is concerned with?
– Goods and Services Tax (GST).
States rejected a draft bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST) over a clause giving the Centre power to veto their decision. States feared that giving veto power to the Union Finance Minister on state GST would dilute their fiscal autonomy.
21. Which country blacklisted 21 state-owned Iranian companies as part of a growing and coordinated international effort to undercut Tehran’s ability to use units in Europe and Asia to facilitate financial transactions and weapons development?
– U.S.A
22. Who is elected as president of Hockey India at its maiden elections?
– Vidya Stokes
Narinder Batra is elected as Secretary-General of Hockey India (HI). Vidya Stokes defeated Pargat Singh in the election.
23. Asif Ali Zardari, President of Pakistan, has been accused that he had given a helping hand to steal paintings of an internationally famous Pakistani artist. Name of that artist?
– Laila Shahzada
Shaheen, daughter of Laila, has filed a petition to the Pakistan court stating that, Mr.Zardari and her own Brother together stole 93 of her mother’s paintings and sent them to London.
24. Supreme Court of which Latin American country recently rules in favor of recognizing same-sex marriage in all 31 states?
– Mexico
Mexico Supreme Court ruled in favor of recognizing gay marriage countrywide on August 9, 2010.
25. Name of the Two Panamanian cargo ships which collided on August 7, 2010off the Mumbai coast causing oil spill from one of the vessels?
– MSC Chitra and MV Khalijia-III.
Chitra, heading towards Mundra port in Gujarat, was loaded with dry cargo containers while Khalijia had 30,000 tons of steel coils.
26. Who is the new president Columbia?
– Juan Manuel Santos
27. President of which country had shoes thrown at him as he attended a political rally in Birmingham, Britain on August 7, 2010?
– Pakistan.
Asif Ali Zardari, President of Pakistan insulted in Britain when an unidentified man threw shoes pointing towards him during a public meeting.
28. The satellite by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) which will be launched in 2012 to study the solar corona — the outermost region of the Sun?
– Aditya
After the successful launch of the moon mission, Chandrayaan-1 (ISRO) is gearing up for a mission to the sun called” Mission Aditya”.
29. Which state becomes the overall champion of 50th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships held in Patiala?
– Kerala.
Kerala state retained the team championships with 8 gold, 7 silver and 3 bronze medals, closely followed by hosts Punjab (7-4-5) and Haryana (7-3-5).
30. Which state won the 64th Santosh Trophy national football championship-2010?
– West Bengal.
Bengal defeated Punjab 2-1 to win the 64th Santosh Trophy national football championship after 11 years and it was a record 30th win for Bengal.
31. Which country won the 2nd Asian Men’s Cup Volleyball Championship held in Iran beating china in the final?
– Iran.
Eight Asian teams took part in the competition. Iran won the first edition of the Asian Men’s Cup Volleyball Championship by beating South Korea in the final game in Thailand in September 2008.
32. Which club beat Chelsea 3-1 to win the Community Shield, 2010?
– Manchester United.
The Community Shield is usually contested by the winners of the previous season’s Premier League and the F.A. Cup and raises money for charities and community groups.
33. Who becomes the first Indian woman to clinch gold at the World Shooting Championships when she won the 50m rifle prone event on August 8, 2010 equaling the world record in the process?

– Tejaswini Sawant.
Ewa Joanna Nowakowska (Poland) won the silver medal and Olga Dovgun (Kazakhstan) secured the bronze medal. The championship held in Munich, Germany.
34. Vice president of International Cricket Council (ICC) for the period of 2010-2012?
Alan Isaac
Isaac was the nomination of Cricket Australia (CA) and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) (NZC). He is currently the chairman of New Zealand Cricket (NZC).
35. A radical Muslim cleric, who has been arrested on charges of terrorism by Indonesian anti-terror police from West Java in August 9, 2010?
Abu Bakar Bashir.

According to Indonesian police,71-year-old, Abu Bakar Bashir was actively involved in a terrorist training camp uncovered in the Indonesian province of Aceh this year and appointed the notorious terrorist Dulmatin as field commander. He planned for killing the Indonesia’s president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and foreign embassies.

36. Man of the Match winners of Triangular ODI Cricket series(India,Sri Lanka, New Zealand) held in Sri Lanka.
First ODI between India and New Zealand played at Dambulla on Aug 10, 2010:
Man of the Match: Ross Taylor. (New Zealand). He scored 95 runs.
Result: New Zealand won the match by 200 runs.
Second ODI between Sri Lanka and New Zealand played at Dambulla on Aug 13, 2010:
Man of the Match: Upul Tharanga. (Sri Lanka) He scored 70 runs.
Result: Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets.
Third ODI between Sri Lanka and India played at Dambulla on Aug 16, 2010:
Man of the Match: Virender Sehwag. (India) He scored unbeaten 99 runs.
Result: India won by 6 wickets.
Forth ODI between Sri Lanka and New Zealand played at Dambulla on Aug 19, 2010:
Man of the Match: No match played.
Result: No result
Fifth ODI between Sri Lanka and India played at Dambulla on Aug 22, 2010:
Man of the Match: Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka). He took 5 wickets.
Result: Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets
Sixth ODI between India and New Zealand played at Dambulla on Aug 25, 2010:
Man of the Match: Virender Sehwag. (India) He scored 110 runs.
Result: India won by 105 runs.
Final between Sri Lanka and India played at Dambulla on Aug 28, 2010:
Man of the Match: Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka). He scored 110 runs
Result: Sri Lanka won Triangular Series beating India in the final by 74 runs.
37. Who won the Player of the series award in the triangular ODI cricket series(India, Sri Lanka, New Zealand) held in Sri Lanka?
Virender Sehwag. (India)
38. Indian-American and a former B-52 stealth bomber engineer who faces life imprisonment after a US federal jury convicted him of selling sensitive cruise missile technology and other classified information to China for $110,000?
Noshir S Gowadia.
He was found guilty of five criminal offences of providing China the design of a cruise missile exhaust system enabling a Chinese cruise missile to prevent detection by infrared missiles.
39. Which country has beaten England 4-0 to win the Champions Trophy field hockey tournament for the third straight year?
This is Australia’s third successive hockey Champions Trophy and 11th in all.
40. Which South American countries recently decided to restore diplomatic relations after a face-to-face meeting between the presidents of both countries?
Columbia and Venezuela.
41. Terrorist Osama Bin Laden’s former cook and driver who has been sentenced to 14 years in prison by a Guantanamo Bay tribunal?
Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al Qosi.
Qosi, who served as cook, bodyguard and driver to Osama bin Laden from 1996 to 2001, was captured in December 2001 in the Tora Bora Mountains in Afghanistan. He had admitted conspiracy and providing support for terrorism.
42. Elections have been declared recently in an Asian country after a gap of 20 years. Which is that country?
The last democratic election in Myanmar was held in 1990, but the elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi was not allowed to take over. Military Junta is heading the country for the last 50 years. According to the Military Government’s election rule, Aung San Suu Kyi and other arrested leaders will not be allowed to contest the elections.
43. Inaugural Summer Youth Olympics started from August 14 to August 26, 2010 held in?
The games are planned to be held every four years in staggered summer and winter events consistent with the current Olympic Games format. The Youth Olympic Games will feature athletes between the ages of 14 and 18.
44. Who has been awarded the Ashok Chakra, the highest peacetime gallantry award of India on the eve of 64th Independence Day?
Major Laishram Jyotin Singh.
He sacrificed his life in the February terror attack in Kabul this year.
Other Awards:
President awarded two Kirti Chakras (Posthumous) to Capt Davinder Singh Jass and Shri Vinod Kumar Choubey, Superintendent of Police, Chhattisgarh.
45. A shoe was hurled at Chief Minister of an Indian state by a suspended police officer, during the Independence Day function, 2010. Who is that chief Minister?
Omar Abdullah, Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
46. Who won the first gold medal in the inaugural Youth Olympics held in Singapore?
Yuka Sato. (Japan).
She won gold in the women’s triathlon event.
47. Who won the Toronto Masters tennis title after defeating Roger Federer in the final?
Andy Murray.
48. Who won the WTA Cincinnati Open tennis title defeating Maria Sharapova in final?
Kim Clijsters.
49. The Commonwealth Games -2010 theme song “’Jiyo Utho Badho Jeeto” is composed by?
50. Spokesperson and editor-in-chief of Wikileaks, website which released over 75,000 secret US military reports covering the war in Afghanistan?
Julian Paul Assange.
He is an Australian internet activist best known for his involvement with Wikileaks website. He is considered as the owner and founder of WikiLeaks.
51. Who is the chairman and managing director of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), India’s second largest state refiner?
S. Radhakrishnan.
52. Which country topped the medal chart with a total of 51 medals — 30 gold, 16 silver and five bronze in the inaugural youth Olympics held in Singapore?
Russia (18-14-11) and South Korea (11-4-4) were placed second and third, respectively, in the medals tally.
53. Number of medals won by India in the recently concluded inaugural youth Olympics?
8 Medals. (Six silver and two bronze.)
India finished 58th among the 84 countries that won medals.
54. Who won the first medal for India in the Youth Olympics by winning silver in the women’s 60kg freestyle?
Pooja Dhand ,Wrestler
55. List of Medal Winners from India in the inaugural Youth Olympics held in Singapore.
– Silver Medalists:
1. Pooja Dhand (Wrestler) in women’s 60kg freestyle.
2. Arjun (Discus Throw)
3. Prannoy Sunil Kumar(Badminton-Singles)
4. Shiva Thapa (Boxing-54Kg)
5. Yuki Bhambri (Tennis-Singles)
6. Pooja Dhanda (Wrestling- 60 Kg. female)
Bronze Medalists:
1. Vikas Krishnan (Boxing-60Kg).
2. Satyawart Kadian((Wrestling- 100 Kg. freestyle)
56. Presidents of which countries have adopted a joint declaration condemning terrorism and the regional drug trade as threats to peace and security?
Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
57. Suspected Russian arms dealer who will be sent from Thailand to the United States, where he faces federal charges of conspiring to sell weapons to a terrorist organization?
Viktor Bout.
He sometimes called the “Merchant of Death,” is alleged to be one of the world’s most active black market arms traders, with an international network of 30 front companies, a fleet of cargo planes, and ready access to stockpiles of Russian arms.
58. India’s parliament on 30-08-2010 approved a bill to open up the country’s $150 billion nuclear power market, sealing legislation crucial for the entry of U.S. firms. Name of that bill?
The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill.
It is also known as Nuclear Liability Bill.
59. Iran opened its first nuclear power plant on 21-08-2010 at?
Despite UN sanctions, Iranian and Russian engineers have begun loading fuel into Iran’s first nuclear power plant, which Moscow has promised to safeguard to prevent material at the site from being used in any potential weapons production.
60. Off-spinner who has replaced Graeme Smith as South Africa’s Twenty20 captain?
Johan Botha.
61. Indian Origin British actress who won Emmy awards for Best Supporting Actress trophy for her role of Kalinda Sharma, a bisexual private investigator in “The Good wife”?
– Archie panjabi.
The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place on August 29, 2010 at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The awards were presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Here is the complete list of the winners of Emmy awards- 2010.
Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory, CBS.
Actress, Comedy Series: Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie, Showtime.
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family, ABC.
Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Jane Lynch, Glee, Fox.
Directing for a Comedy Series: Ryan Murphy, Glee, Fox.
Miniseries: The Pacific, HBO.
Made-for-TV Movie: Temple Grandin, HBO.
Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad, AMC.
Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife, CBS.
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Al Pacino, You Don’t Know Jack, HBO.
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Claire Danes, Temple Grandin, HBO.
Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Mick Jackson, Temple Grandin, HBO.
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: David Strathairn, Temple Grandin, HBO.
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julia Ormond, Temple Grandin, HBO.
Directing, Drama Series: Steve Shill, Dexter, Showtime.
Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Bucky Gunts, Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Opening Ceremony, NBC.
Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show, Comedy Central.
Reality Competition Program: Top Chef, Bravo.
Writing for Comedy Series: Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Modern Family, ABC.
Writing, Drama Series: Matthew Weiner and Erin Levy, Mad Men, AMC.
Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Adam Mazer, You Don’t Know Jack, HBO.
Writing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special: 63rd Annual Tony Awards, CBS.
Drama Series: Mad Men, AMC.
Comedy Series: Modern Family, ABC.
Actor, Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad, AMC.
Actress, Drama Series: Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer, TNT.

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General Knowledge

August 2009

416. Name the first private firm to be protected by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which usually guard government installations?
Infosys, Software giant
417. Which country will be the first international customer of the Boeing P-8I Poseidon, a variant of the P-8A Poseidon, US Navy’s newest maritime Patrol and reconnaissance aircraft showcased by the Boeing Company?
418. Who won the gold medal in the final of the Men’s 100m Freestyle at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Rome?
Cesar Cielo Filho(Brazil)
419. Who became Australia’s highest test run-scorer on the second day of the third Ashes test against England?
Ricky Ponting
Ponting passed Allan Border’s mark of 11,174 runs (156 Tests).
Ponting -11,188 runs (134 Tests)
420. Country which enforced assisted suicide law that will apply to people who help their loved ones die as well as to those who help them die abroad?
421. Name the first Sikh soldiers who are included the security wing of British Queen Elizabeth II?
Simranjit Singh and Lance Cpl. Sarvjit Singh
They are the first Sikhs to take part in patrols outside the queen’s residence and to stand watch over the Crown jewels at the Tower of London across town.
422. Which team won the Audi Cup after beating Manchester United 7-6 in the penalty shootout, after the 90 minutes ended in a 0-0 draw?
Bayern Munich
423. Former England Football manager and coach, died at the age of 76 after a long battle with cancer?
Bobby Robson
He led England to the World Cup semis during his reign from 1982 to 1990.
424. Who breaks world record in 200-meter medley (1:54.10), toppling Michael Phelps’ previous world record by 0.13 seconds?
Ryan Lochte
425. Who has been appointed as the next Director General (DG) of the Border Security Force (BSF)?
> Raman Srivastava
426. Constitutional expert, who was recently appointed Governor of Gujarat, died recently due to liver problems even before he could take up his assignment?
Devendra Nath Dwivedi
427. Which country won the Emerging Players Cricket Tournament title, defeating South Africa by 17 runs in the final ?
Virat Kohli cracked a rollicking century (104)in the final that helped India to win the title.
428. Indian men’s doubles pair who won the New Zealand Open Grand Prix title in Auckland, New Zealand?
Rupesh Kumar and Sanave Thomas
429. Who won the 100-meter butterfly at the world swimming championships in Rome, setting a World record to become the first swimmer to eclipse the event’s 50- second barrier?
Michael Phelps
430. Asia’s first Female President and former President of the Republic of the Philippines who was hailed as a modern-day Joan of Arc died recently due to colon cancer?
Corazon Cojuangco Aquino
431. 16th World Junior Women’s Team Squash Championship held in Chennai won by ?
Heba el-Turk and Nour el-Sherbini of Egypt beat Hong Kong 2-0 in the final match.
432. Who won the World Junior Men’s Squash Championship title ?
Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egypt)
433. Who has set the 38th world record of the world swimming championships in the men’s 50-meter backstroke.?
Liam Tancock(Britain)
434. Who set the world record in the 50-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Open National Championships?
Jessica Hardy
She split a time of 29.95 seconds to beat the previous mark of 30.09 set by Yuliya Efimova of Russia at the world championships.
435. Name of the nano satellite which is recently developed by a group of students at IIT Kanpur that provides real-time data on drought, flood, vegetation and forestation?
The nanosatellite costed Rs 2.5 crore to develop and will be handed over to ISRO. Santanu Agrawal, an M Phil student headed the successful team of whiz kids of IIT Kanpur.
436. Bollywood actress who selected Elesh Parujanwala, a Canadian businessman from Toronto, as her future bridegroom from among the three finalists in the reality show broadcast on NDTV Imagine.?
Rakhi Sawant
437. Prominent Indian social activist, who has done pioneering work for “development of rural communities”, was named along with five others for the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2009, considered as Asia’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize.
Deep Joshi
Other five 2009 Magsaysay awardees:
Krisana Kraisintu (Thailand)
Yu Xiaogang (China)
Antonio Oposa, Jr, (Philippines),
Ma Jun (China)
Ka Hsaw Wa (Burma)
438. Who is the new Chairman and Managing Director of GAIL (India) Ltd, the country’s largest gas transportation company?
B C Tripathi
439. The five-match one-day Cricket series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan held in Sri Lanka won by?
Srilanka (3-2)
Thilan Thushara was named Man of the Series.
440. A prominent Gandhian who made a mark in the history of the national movement by gifting her gold ornaments to Mahatma Gandhi as a 17-year-old, died recently ?
Kaumudi teacher
Hailed by the Mahatma himself as a symbol of renunciation, Kaumudi voluntarily donated her ornaments to Gandhi during his visit to Vatakara , in Kerala in 1934
441. Who has bagged the prestigious UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize 2009?
Khabar Lahariya, a fortnightly newspaper in Hindi run by rural women in Uttar Pradesh won the prestigious award. Nirantar, a non-governmental organisation, which runs “Khabar Lahariya” a fortnightly newspaper in Hindi
442. Noted South Indian actor and national award winner who had been closely associated with pro-Left cultural and intellectual movements in the state of Kerala, died recently ?
Murali. He won the state award for the best actor thrice and the national award in 2001 for his performance in Malayalam movie “Naithukaran”.
443. India Government has approved the acquisition of five Russian early warning choppers in a bid to strengthen the Navy’s capabilities to detect airborne and surface-based maritime threats. Name of that chopper?
444. The last known surviving British soldier to have fought in the First World War trenches, died at the age of 111?
Harry Patch
445. The Pakistani Taliban leader who was killed recently in a CIA missile strike?
Baitullah Mehsud
446. Who is the first Spanish woman to become the judge of the Supreme Court of United States?
Sonia Sotomayor
447. Hockey Test series between India and Belgium is won by?
India clinch the three-match hockey series 2-1
448. Who is appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive of ING Vysya Bank for a period of three years?
Shailendra Bhandari
449. Writer-director, Hollywood’s youth impresario of the 1980s and ’90s who captured the teen and preteen market with such favorites as “The Breakfast Club,” Sixteen Candles”,”Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “Home Alone, died recently ?
John Hughes
450. Which country dominated the Asian Youth Chess Championship, topping seven of the 12 categories as the event concluded at the Tivoli Garden Resort, New Delhi?
India won a total of eight gold, seven silver and eight bronze. Vietnam won two gold, while Kazakhstan, UAE and Iran won one each
451. Who is appointed as the army chief of Nepal?
Lt. Gen. Chhatraman Singh Gurung
452. Indian-American, expert in Intellectual Property, who is appointed for a key post in the US Commerce Department by the president Barack Obama?
RO Khanna.
He is an expert in Intellectual Property will work to open foreign markets to American technology.
453. Which team won the Italian Super Cup beating Inter Milan in the final by 2-1?
454. Which country won the World junior volleyball championship (Under 21) in 2009?
Brazil. They beat Cuba in the final. Brazil had won the title in 2001 & 2007
and runners up in 2003 & 2005. Cuba had first time became runners-up in this tournament. India lost in the Semifinals and had to satisfy with the fourth position.
455. The Captain of the Spanish football team Espanyol, who has died from a heart attack at the age of 26?
Dani Jarque
456. Who won the Man of the Match award in the fourth Ashes Test ?
Marcus North
He won Man of the Match for his brilliant hundred in the first innings.
457. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president who sworn-in as Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab for the second time this year?
Sukhbir Singh Badal
458. Which team won the Community Shield football title beating Manchester United 4-1 on penalties at Wembley after the teams drew 2-2 ?
459. Sister of former U.S.President John F. Kennedy, who carried on the family’s public service tradition by founding the Special Olympics and championing the rights of the mentally disabled, died recently at the age of 88?
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
460. Name the bowler played for Holland in the recent Twenty20 World Cup , who is recently included in the Australian team for the 20-20 match against England?
Dirk Nannes
461. Name the TV crime show host who faces jail after allegedly ordering murders in a bid to boost television ratings?
Wallace Souza
He is accused of arranging crimes and then broadcasting exclusive footage of the scenes.
462. One of the most revered guitarists in history and the father of the electric guitar, who passed away at the age of 94.
Photo Michael Ochs Archive Getty
Les Paul
463. Ashok Chakra, the nation’s highest peacetime award for gallantry on the eve of Independence Day is given to ?
Major Mohit Sharma(Posthumous)
Major D. Sreeram Kumar
467. Keerthi Chakra Awardees:
1.Major Amit Oscar Fernandes of 7 Maratha Light Infantry.
2.Major Deepak Tewari of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers Corps serving with 14 Rashtriya Rifles in Kashmir.
3.Paratrooper Shabir Ahmed Malik.
4.Naik Rishikesh Gurjar of 10 Rashtriya Rifles (Rajput).
468. Coach of West Indies who was sacked by the West Indies Cricket board ahead of the Champions Trophy?
John Dyson
469. American who was sentenced to seven years in prison but then deported after swimming to the lakeside home of detained Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi?
John William Yettaw
470. Zimbabwe’s player who equaled Saeed Anwar’s record highest individual one-day international score of 194 in the match against Bangladesh?
Charles Coventry
471. Chinese ace who is poised to become the first player in World Badminton Championship history to win three successive men’s singles titles?
Lin Dan
472. Who won the Rogers Cup doubles title beating Max Mirnyi and Andy Ram in Montreal.
Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles.
473. Who won Britain’s first ever World Championship heptathlon gold medal at the 12th IAAF World Athletics Championships?
Jessica Ennis
474. Who broke the world record at the 12th IAAF World Athletics Championships in Berlin after running the 100 meter sprint in just 9.58 seconds?
Usain Bolt
475. Who broke the world record at the 12th IAAF World Athletics Championships in Berlin after running the 200 meter sprint in just 19.19seconds?
Usain Bolt
476. Who won women’s shot put gold at the 12th World Athletic Championships in Berlin?
Valerie Vili from New Zealand
477. Who becomes the first farmer of India to receive pension implemented by a state?
N. Krishna Kurup. He is the first farmer to receive pension which is implemented by Government of Kerala
478. Who won the Cincinnati Open Tennis title after beating top-ranked Russian Dinara Safina in the final ?
Jelena Jankovic
479. Scottish tennis player has won the Montreal Masters event in Canada beating Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro in the final?
Andy Murray
480. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former president of South Korea who was crucial in promoting the country’s “Sunshine Policy” aiming at a detente with North Korea died recently?
Kim Dae Jung
481. Who is the Man of the series of One Day cricket series between Zimbabwe and Bangladsesh ?
Tamim Iqbal(Bangladesh).Bangladesh won the series by 4-1.
482. Who captured the World Athletics Championships gold medal in the women’s 100 meters to claim the title of “World’s Fastest Woman”
Shelly-Ann Fraser
483. Who remains the world’s most powerful woman for 2009, according to a ranking published by Forbes magazine?
Angela Merkel, German Chancellor
The list of the hundred women includes–
Sonia Gandhi (13),
Chanda Kochhar, CEO of ICICI Bank, India.
484. Ninety-six-year-old, a Florida resident of Indian origin who becomes the world’s oldest blogger.?
Randall Butisingh
485. Who is appointed as new Pak Taliban chief?
Hakimullah Mehsud
486. Who won the Man of the Match in the final test of Ashes held at The Ovalin 2009?
Jonathan Trott became man of the match for his maiden century (119) in the debut Ashes Test match.
England won the Ashes (2-1) .
Man of the Series: Andrew Strauss (England)
Michael Clark (Australia)
487. Ethiopian Olympic Champion who won the gold medal in the 5000m and 10000m race in Berlin, marking the first time an athlete has ever won distance double at the IAAF World Athletics Championships?
Kenenisa Bekele
488. The controversial book written by former union minister and B.J.P leader Jaswant singh that eulogising Mohd Ali Jinnah ?
“Jinnah – India, Partition, Independence”
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) expelled Jaswant Singh from the primary membership of the party days after the release of his book praising Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.
489. Who won the Rogers Cup Women singles title beating Maria Sharapova in the final?
Elena Dementieva
490. Who won the Cincinnati Open Men’s Tennis title after beating Novak Djokovic in the final?
Roger Federer
491. Which team lifts the Spanish Supercup football title?
They beat Athletic Bilbao 3-0 in the final
492. Who won the Miss Universe 2009 title?
Stefania Fernandez, Miss Venezuela
493. Who has been appointed director of the Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala?
Paul Sebastian
494. Which team won the 2009 Santiago Bernabeu Trophy by defeating Norwegian side Rosenborg (4-0) in the final ?
Real Madrid
495. One of the most influential and longest-serving senators in the history of America who dies at the age of 77?
Edward Kennedy. He is the brother of former US president John F Kennedy.
496. Who becomes the first left-arm spinner to claim 300 Test wickets?
Daniel Vettori(New Zealand)
497. Which country has become Japan’s largest trading partner recently ?
498. Who will be appointed as the Guwahati chief justice.?
Justice Kurian Joseph
499. Which player was named the European Club Player of the Year 2009?
Lionel Messi of Barcelona
500. Which team won the UEFA Supercup defeating Shakhtar Donetsk (1-0)?
501. Who crowned the first ever Miss Bollywood UK at a gala event in Birmingham ?
Reena Patel
502. Indians who won the mixed doubles title at the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold badminton?
Jwala Gutta and Valiyaveetil Diju
503. Who won the Man of the Series in the test series between Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
Thilan Samaraveera(Sri Lanka)
Sri Lanka Won the series(2-0)