Current Affairs For June 2011

Indian Current Affairs 2011
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Current Affairs For June 2011


    MPLAD Guidelines Changed; Easy to Implement

  • The Central Government, after a decade, is escalating the yearly distribution of MPLAD finances as of Rs.2 crore to Rs.5 crore for each MP. Dr. M.S.Gill, the Minister of Statistics & Programme Implementation is confident that the advantages of the plan must get to to the people at the very basic level and the plan must as well throw in towards promoting public honor and accord. So as to guarantee that the MPLAD finances can be used up sensibly, quickly, successfully and productively all through the nation, the guidelines are currently expanding their scope, being made precise and simple and effortlessly implementable. To offer MPs a more extensive range of projects that cover MPLAD finance, the silos of entitled things within the system are being distended.
  • The Government has lately permitted expenditure of MPLAD finance in supporting physically challenged people and it has received large admiration. The Government following comprehensive talk and meeting, has determined to make huge changes in the entire system of MPLAD.
  • ECI witnesses the launch of IIDEM.

  • The ECI (Election Commission of India) commenced the IIDEM (India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management) – a higher center of learning, study, guidance and addition so as to involve people in democratic practice and election organization. The primary time of this leading institute was inaugurated together at the Commission location by Dr. S. Y. Quraishi, Chief Election Commissioner of India in New Delhi and Mr. Ken Nyaundi, Election Commissioner from Kenya.
  • Two more Election Commissioners Shri H. S. Brahma and Shri V.S. Sampath, were in attendance too. Higher Officials of the Commission and officials from South Africa and Commonwealth Secretariat were present the gathering. The initial course of IIDEM will be starter later on in July for the Electoral Commission of Kenya. IIDEM has four sections. These four parts are: Voter Education and Civic Participation, Research, Innovation and Documentation, Training and Capacity, and International Projects and Technical Collaboration Development. The Institute will be a countrywide and global center for exchange of nice followings in organizing of election.
  • Reliance getting into the Scam Trend:

  • The investigated reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India that tacks the involvement among Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and Government agencies heading towards enormous losses to the Government exchequer is however a new instance of the influence of corporate over the UPA Government to undermine official procedures that suit them in all possible ways.
  • The body has realized that the earlier DGH (Director-General of Hydrocarbons) allowed Reliance to pump up its expansion overheads on the gas mining in the D6 block of KG basin to a massive 8.84 billion dollars from 2.47 billion dollars. This money in use by RIL influenced the proceeds of the Government. Government is supposed to act against the previous DGH with immediate effect.
  • 2G scams unfold; Dayanidhi Maran steps down

  • Dayanidhi Maran has resigened all thanks to the extensive probing by the CBI and the Government can now pat their backs. The investigation pointed to his part in compelling C Sivasankaran to sell his share in a leading Telecom company, Aircel by denying to award any fresh licenses on condition that Sivasankaran was the principal stake holder—it should have been a lot more than a twist of fate that a group firm of the new holder endowed in Maran’s brother’s enterprise hardly any months following it received licenses from Maran.
  • As Maran resigned the day following the CBI achievement, the government cannot be blamed of favoring him similar to that of the main villain, A Raja. Dayanidhi Maran’s was a varied term, the understandable low downs being the Aircel incident, in the offing with a fresh policy that permitted conceding of fresh licenses 4 years ago at prices of 10 years back (Maran was the real mastermind, Raja just built-up on what he established) and bullying the Tatas in their business in the telecom industry following a TataSky row with his brother’s Sun TV (Maran’s ministry collapsed as TDSAT thickened the plot). The merrier times counted for increasing FDI limits to 74% accordingly of which Vodafone emerged into the scene, and actually opening up the sector that involved huge distance by shelling out soaring fees.

Sports News

    Doping cases surge up; curbing measures required

  • Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports, Shri Ajay Maken has delineated a range of measures to find out into entire doping incident and curtail this pain in the neck. Shri Maken presented the particulars of the six point guidelines forwarded to the executives of SAI (Sports Ministry and Sports Authority of India) to probe into doping episode at a press conference.
  • Taking into consideration the failed dope tests of eight athletes in various sports that include HariKrishnan in long jump, Tianna Mary Thomas in 4*400 m, M/s Mandeep Kaur, SiniJose, Priyanka Panwar in 400 m, Ashwini Akkunji, Joanna Murmu, and Sonia in shot put and “the current inquiry thereof, it is heading for that the Sports Ministry and Sports Authority of India must be aware of and concentrate on the function of the workforce support infrastructure that have been provided to these athelets,” said Shri Ajay Maken. He further avowed that at the same time as each doping episode engages dishonor of the entire country, prohibition and even fear of honors and accolades being asked from the charged athletes; the task of supporting trainers, health center executives and extra requirements to be questioned, determined and rightfully inclined.
  • Rouseau: 3rd Test between India v West Indies drawn

  • 3rd test match held at the Windsor Park Stadium between India and West Indies, the former’s first tour since the World Cup triumph ended in a disappointing draw. KA Edwards and S Chanderpaul stood at the crease for 161 runs for the fourth wicket. This means that India will need to wait more to win 2 test matches in the Carribean. Chanderpaul was partnered by Kieron Edwards as the former completed his 23rd Test century in all important 37-over toil to deny India a victory.
  • Chanderpaul dealt with all the seam bowlers India had at their disposal with no difficulty, driving and extracting easy runs out of them and exhibiting rock-solid defense and rotating the strike regularly as Kerion Edwards chipped in. He stood steady at one end; he strained the Indian bowlers to shoft their attentions totally towards Kieron Edwards, who’s supported and helped Chanderpaul to get to another achievement is professional playing career.

International News

    Pravakar Sahoo – China leave India trailing

  • As compared to India, China is very antagonistic in the Bangladesh market. Except for price competition of Chinese goods, the friendly approach of Chinese sellers and executives at the customs is a reason to smile for traders in Bangladesh. When China comes into this scene Visa has never been a problem; China attracts ventures from Bangladesh to chip in showings for improved data on Chinese goods.
  • Chinese sellers are all set to spruce up well-known goods on the demand of Bangladeshi importers to provide to the price responsive local marketplace of their South Asian neighbors. Plus, Chinese industry corporations deal with transportations, trade intricacies, and over and over again take notes on grievances. In a good number of industries, China is prepared for expertise transmit, while our very own Indian industries are yet to be. The country is not only playing with their business connections, but now has only a negligible investment presence in Bangladesh.
  • Trades between India and Canada to reach $15 Billion:

  • EEPC India with a purpose to accomplish considerable increase in trade for manufacturing goods and services prepared a colloquium on being involved in business transactions with Canada. Talking on the colloquium the Joint Secretary Department of Commerce, Shri Arvind Mehta said, “Bearing in mind the fact, that China now has a widespread existence in Canada this episode could share the accomplishments on different added steps employed by the Government of India all through this year”.
  • The official further talked about the cut rate and uniqueness of the Indian producers will be of immense assistance to Canada as it is currently counting those countries that are a step ahead of NAFTA for trade development. The Consul General of India, Mrs. Preeti Saran in addition was present at the event. Even as conveying her important lecture she was buoyant that these events can direct to our targeted growth in trade involving the two nations.
  • Acting High Commissioner, Mr. Mario-Ste-Marie, and High Commission of Canada in New Delhi was as well in attendance. EEPC INDIA through the backing of Indian High Commission at the Canadian Capital and Canadian High Commission in the Indian Capital are arranging the second season of the famous show in Toronto, “India Show”. “India Show” Toronto, Canada is being prepared at most appropriate time with this year being confirmed as the “Year of India in Canada” by Dr. Manmohan Singh, respected Prime Minister of our country and Mr. Stephen Harper, his Canadian opposite number. This came in the light of Mr. Harper’s visit to India in November 2009
  • Healthy Rankings for India on Global Stage:

  • II, Confederation of Indian Industry and INSEAD examine on ranking countries on innovation, known as GII, Global Innovation Index was revealed in Geneva, Switzerland for the current year. The whole examination is a once a year attempt to evaluate dissimilar enablers for policy makers and added share holders such as trade and foundations to assess their dealings and impacts in comparison with additional countries in order that they can employ valuable measures. Formed about 4 years ago, GII examines they way nations influence their running surroundings to excite improvement outcomes. Five posts make up the innovation effort sub-index and these include foundations, research and development in the human resource department, socio-economic infrastructure, market advancements and trade advancements. The innovation production sub-index is made up of two pillars: creative outputs and scientific outputs.
  • In the overall innovation Index, the country has ranked 62 for the year 2011 when evaluated against the position in the year 2010 of 56. Switzerland has been the leader of all these countries, climbing from 3rd in the GII for the year 2010, 2nd and 3rd positions are respectively held by Sweden and Singapore. Six countries from the EU make up the Top 10 list and it also takes in Hong Kong, the United States of America as well as Canada which are 4th, 7th and 8th. The only emerging economy that reached the Top 30 ranks in GII was China at 29.
  • Dr. Naushad Forbes, Chair of the CII Innovation Council 2011-12 and Director of Forbes Marshall, said “At present there is some buzz about innovation in the entire world in all types beginning from commerce to government to civilization. Following the current economic decelerate the spotlight has swung evidently towards the budding regions not just with respect to a thriving possible market but also an attractive place for economical innovations.
  • Analyzing this swing is vital to identify in what we are moving forward, GII is an initial spot to do that and undeniably on the correct path Roland Berger Professor of Business and Technology at INSEAD, Soumitra Dutta, and editor of the examination believes that innovation is dangerous to motivating development in both developed and budding economies, particularly for the period of a time when the worldwide economy is current recovering from past plummets. Except for CII, the year 2011 the added three knowledge allies in Global Innovation Index are the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization), Booze & Company and Alcatel-Lucent


1. United Nations Climate Change Conference 2010 is officially referred to as the … session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
a. 18th
b. 17th
c. 16th
d. 15th
2. Neutrino Observatory (INO) project is located near which of the following hills?
a. Anamalai Hills
b. Nilgiri Hills
c. Khasi Hills
d. Patkai Hills
3. Where was fi rst the Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit held?
a. Thailand
b. Malaysia
c. India
d. Pakistan
4. Who has been awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine 2010?
a. Richard Heck
b. Ei-ichi Negishi
c. Akira Suzuki
d. Robert Edwards
5. Ajay Jayaram is a well known … player.
a. Badminton
b. Golf
c. Tennis
d. Hockey
6. Toxic red sludge, a waste product from making which metal, burst out of a Hungarian factory’s reservoir reached Danube River of Europe?
a. Copper
b. Aluminum
c. Lithium
d. Rubidium
7. Who authored Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter?
a. Ruskin Bond
b. Mario Vargas
c. Jonathan
d. None of these
8. Suresh Tendulkar is associated with …
a. Prime Minister’s Relief  Fund
b. Telecom Regulatory Au- thority of India
c. UN
d. None of these
9. Omkar Singh and Anisa Sayyed are associated with which of the following games?
a. Hockey
b. Basketball
c. Shooting
d. Cricket
10. With which company would you associate Partha S. Bhattacharyya?
a. Coal India Limited
c. IOC
d. Bharat Electronics Limited
11. Robert Edwards shares an association with?
a. Physics
b. Chemistry
c. Biology
d. Mathematics
12. The total number of medals that India has won in Common Wealth Games 2010 is …
a. 101
b. 102
c. 103
d. 105
13. Which of the following is a Tennis Player?
a. Dan Carter
b. Greg Jones
c. Johnny Weissmuller
d. None of these
14. H. R. Bhardwaj is the governor of …
a. Karnataka
b. Kerala
c. Tamil Nadu
d. Andra Pradesh
15. Who has been awarded the Nobel Economics Prize2010?
a. Peter Granger
b. Jilly Cooper
c. Dale Mortensen
d. None of these
16. Jaitapur nuclear power plant is in which city?
a. Ratnagiri
b. Nagpur
c. Pune
d. Mumbai
17. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin fl agged off the construction of which space centre?
a. Vostochny Space Center
b. Vladimir Space Center
c. Hioto Space Center
d. None of these
18. Who is the State Chief Information Commissioner of Chennai?
a. Hiren Singh
b. R. K. Narayan
c. Vinod Joshi
d. K. S. Sripathi
19. Who is known as the “Father of  the Green Revolution in India”?
a. Norman Ernest Borlaug
b. M. S. Swaminathan
c. J. S. Thomson
d. None of these
20. Burning Bright: Irom Sharmila and the Struggle for Peace in Manipur has been written by …
a. Arundhati Ray
b. Deepti Priya Mehrotra
c. Shivani Jain
d. None of these
21. South Korean Pohang-class cor-vette sank because of which of  the following torpedoes?
a. Wang Geon
b. Ulchi Mundok
c. Cheonan
d. None of these
22. Naoto Kan, the Prime Minister of Japan was preceded by …
a. Yukio Hatoyama
b. Yon Ki
c. Chiang Zell
d. Yukoto Ziang
23. Srikumar Banerjee is associated with which of the following?
a. Atomic Energy Commission
b. Bhaba Atomic Research Centre
c. Defence Research And  Development Organisation
d. None of these
24. Who built the Brihadishwara Temple?
a. Rajaraja
b. Vengi
c. Rajendra Chola
d. None of these
25. Sutlej River originates from?
a. India
b. China
c. Pakistan
d. None of these
26. Pallavan Double Plus and Pallavan Muthusaram RD are deposit schemes that belong to …
a. Indian Bank
b. Bank of Baroda
c. State Bank of India
d. Allahabad Bank
27. Indian Constituent Assembly adopted the design of Indian National flag on?
a. August 23, 1947
b. September 13, 1947
c. August 15, 1947
d. July 22, 1947
28. The Indian National Anthem was sung for the fi rst time in …
a. 1910
b. 1911
c. 1947
d. 1945
29. National fruit of India is?
a. Apple
b. Sugarcane
c. Orange
d. Mango
30. When was the 42nd Amendment of the Constitution adopted?
a. 1970
b. 1972
c. 1974
d. 1976
31. Who elects the Vice President of  India?
a. Members of Parliament
b. Members of Lok Sabha
c. Only b
d. Both a and b
32. Department of Agricultural Research and Education comes under the Ministry of …
a. Commerce and Industry
b. Agriculture
c. Commerce and Industry
d. Food Processing Industries
33. An insurance plan, ‘JiyoFit’, has been launched by …
a. HDFC standard life
b. Bharti AXA
c. LIC
d. Bajaj Allianz
34. Where is the National Institute of Smart Government located?
a. Hyderabad
b. Mumbai
c. Pune
d. Chennai
35. Defender Z+ is a …
a. Locker
b. Fighter plane
c. Car
d. Motorbike
36. Asia’s 1st EPZ was set up at …
a.  Kandla
b. Delhi
c. Falta
d. Noida
37. In which year was the Integrated Defence Staff formed?
a. 1959
b. 1961
c. 1981
d. 2001
38. How many Integrated Test Ranges does DRDO have?
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
39. The Integrated Education for Disabled Children scheme was launched in …
a. 1954
b. 1965
c. 1974
d. 1991
40. When was the Rural Electrifi -cation Corporation Limited incorporated as a Company under Companies Act, 1956?
a. 1969
b. 1971
c. 1989
d. 1991
41. Fort William is located in …
a. Chennai
b. Goa
c. Kolkata
d. Mysore
42. The Indian Tennis player who turned to Hollywood filmmaking is …
a. Leander Paes
b. N. Night Shyamlan
c. Vijay Amritraj
d. Ashok Amritraj
43. Tritum is an isotope of …
a. Nitrogen
b. Oxygen
c. Hydrogen
d. Phosphorous
44. In which country would you buy things using Lira?
a. Germany
b. Italy
c. USA
d. Myanmar
45. What does the acronym cc in an email mean?
a. Character conversion
b. Column code
c. Carbon Copy
d. Computer control
46. “Love” is associated with which of the following games?
a. Tennis
b. Horse riding
c. Lawn ball
d. Billiards
47. Which country will host the Commonwealth Games 2014?
a. Australia
b. Srilanka
c. Scotland
d. Canada
48. The Vrindavan Gardens are located in…
a. Mathura
b. Manali
c. Mysore
d. Mohali
49. For measuring the diameter of a thin wire, you would use …
a. Screw driver
b. Screw gauge
c. Screw metre
d. Measuring tape
50. El sueño del celta has been written by …
a. Pablo Neruda
b. Shakespeare
c. Mario Llosa
d. None of these
1. c. 16th
2. b. Nilgiri Hills
3. a. Thailand
4. d. Robert Edwards
5. a. Badminton
6. b. Aluminum
7. b. Mario Vargas
8. a. Prime Minister’s Relief Fund
9. c. Shooting
10. a. Coal India Limited
11. c. Biology
12. a. 101
13. b. Greg Jones
14. a. Karnataka
15. d. None of these
16. a. Ratnagiri
17. a. Vostochny Space Center
18. d. K.S. Sripathi
19. a. Norman Ernest Borlaug
20. b. Deepti Priya Mehrotra
21. c. Cheonan
22. a. Yukio Hatoyama
23. b. Bhaba Atomic Research Centre
24. a. Rajaraja
25. b. China
26. a. India Bank
27. d. 22nd July 1947
28. b. 1911
29. d. Mango
30. d. 1976
31. d. Both a and b
32. b. Agriculture
33. d. Bajaj Allianz
34. a. Hyderabad
35. a. Locker
36. a. Kandla
37. d. 2001
38. b. 2
39. c. 1974
40. a. 1969
41. c. Kolkata
42. c. Vijay Amritraj
43. c. Hydrogen
44. b. Italy
45. c. Carbon copy
46. a. Tennis
47. c. Scotland
48. c. Mysore
49. b. Screw guage

50. c. Mario Llosa

Current Affairs, General knowledge- June 2011

Q1. ‘Marasmus’ and ‘Kwashiorkor’ diseases are caused due to deficiency of which nutrient ?
(A) Sodium
(B) Protein
(C) Iodine
(D) Vitamin D  Answer :
Q2. Which among the following is the largest Buddhist monastery in India ?
(A) Ghum monastery (West Bengal)
(B) Rumtek monastery (Sikkim)
(C) Twang monastery (Arunachal Pradesh)
(D) Kursha monastery (Jammu & Kashmir)  Answer :
Q3. According to 2001 cencus, which state has the highest literacy rate ?
(A) Goa
(B) Mizoram
(C) Tripura
(D) Kerala  Answer :
Q4. ‘Ace’, ‘Double fault’, ‘Smash’, Second service’, and ‘Game point’ terms are related with which sport ?
(A) Tennis
(B) Squash
(C) Table Tennis
(D) Badminton  Answer :
Q5. Where is the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, the apex training institution for senior members of the civil services in India, located ?
(A) Mussoorie (Uttarakhand)
(B) Mount Abu (Rajasthan)
(C) Darjeeling (West Bengal)
(D) Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu)  Answer :
Q6. Which among the following grassland region is also known as the “World’s Breadbasket” ?
(A) Pampas of Argentina
(B) Prairies of North America
(C) Savannas of Africa
(D) Steppes of Russia  Answer :
Q7. Which ancient Indian sage authored the ‘Yog Darshan’ ?
(A) Jaimini
(B) Gautam
(C) Kapil Muni
(D) Patanjali  Answer :
Q8. Which Asian city was formerly known as ‘Batavia’ ?
(A) Yangon (Myanmar)
(B) Hanoi (Vietnam)
(C) Jakarta (Indonesia)
(D) Beijing (China)  Answer :
Q9. Which seventh century Indian mathematician was the first in the world to treat ‘zero’ as a number and show its mathematical operations ?
(A) Aryabhatta
(B) Medhatithi
(C) Brahmagupta
(D) Bhaskaracharya  Answer :
Q10. Which city houses the headquarters of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the world’s ‘Atoms for Peace’ organisation set up in 1957 within the United Nations family ?
(A) Tokyo (Japan)
(B) Vienna (Austria)
(C) Geneva (Switzerland)
(D) New York (USA)  Answer :


1. Who designed new symbol of Indian Rupee ?

Bombay IIT post-graduate Udaya Kumar Dharmalingam(Native of TAMIL NADU).

Udaya Kumar Dharmalingam is the designer of the Indian rupee symbol. He is an assistant professor at IIT Guwahati. His design was selected from among five short listed symbols. Udaya Kumar explained that the design is based on the Indian tricolour.
D.Udaya Kumar was born on 10 October 1978 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
31 in 2010
Alma mater:
IDC, IIT Bombay (PhD)
IDC, IIT Bombay (MDes)
Anna University (B.Arch.)
Occupation: Assistant professor, IIT Guwahati
Known for: The designer of Indian rupee symbol (2010)

2. Who is honored with Top Photography award 2010 ?
Karnataka Forest officer M N Jayakumar honored with Top photography award by the UNESCO-affiliated International Federation of Photographic Art.
3. Which Indian cricketer honored with rank of Honorary Group by Indian Air Force (IAF) ?
Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar
4. Who is Current director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) ?
Ashwani Kumar (since August 2, 2008)
5. Name of the super computer developed by China that runs at more than one quadrillion (one thousand million million) calculations per second, making it the fastest one in the country?
Xingyun”, has been developed in Tianjin, and works at double the speed of “Tianhe-1″, the previous fastest machine in China.
6. Which country attacked a flotilla of ships in international waters carrying food, medicine and other aid to Gaza, killing at least 10 civilians on board?
A flotilla of ships is a formation of small warships that may be part of a larger fleet.
7. Name of the powerful tropical storm hit in Central America which killed more than 100 people in floods and mudslides?
Tropical Storm Agatha was a weak, but catastrophic tropical cyclone that brought widespread floods to much of Central America.
8. Court of which country has ordered the authorities to restore the Facebook, social networking site?
9. Which Indian cricketer got married on July 4, 2010 with his childhood girlfriend?
Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni ties knot with longtime friend Sakshi Rawat on Sunday July 4, 2010 in a private ceremony attended only by family members and close friends, including a few of his team-mates at Dehradun.
10. German President who unexpectedly resigned on 31 May due to a storm over comments he made about military action abroad?
Horst Koehler.
It was the first time in German history that a president has resigned.
11. India recently signed three MoUs with an Asian country to expand cooperation, under which leading Indian firms Infosys and Wipro committed to undertake projects in that country. Which is that country?
Under the agreement, Wipro will set up a plant that will manufacture high pressure precision hydraulic cylinders, and an R&D facility will be established to enable this centre. Infosys will set up an education centre at Jiaxing to develop software talent in huge numbers to meet its growing business demand.
12. Top financial chief of Al Qaeda, and was considered by American intelligence officials to be the organization’s No. 3 leader, behind Osama bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri, who was killed in an American missile strike in Pakistan’s tribal areas in the last two weeks?
Mustafa Abu al-Yazid.
13. Which country recently filed a lawsuit with the International Court of Justice to halt Japanese whaling for ‘‘scientific research’’ in Antarctic waters?
14. Man of the match winners of Triangular ODI Cricket Series (India-Sri Lanka-Zimbabwe) held in Zimbabwe.
Third ODI between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka played on June 1, 2010:
Man of the match: Suraj Randiv (Sri Lanka). He took 3 wickets for 23 runs.
Result: Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 9 wickets.
Fourth ODI between Zimbabwe and India played on June 3, 2010:
Man of the match: Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe). He scored 74 runs.
Result: Zimbabwe beat India by 7 wickets.
Fifth ODI between India and Sri Lanka played on June 5, 2010:
Man of the match: Dinesh Chandimal (Sri Lanka). He scored 111 runs.
Result: Sri Lanka beat India by 6 wickets.
Sixth ODI between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka played on June 7, 2010:
Man of the match: Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe). He scored 119 runs.
Result: Zimbabwe beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets.
Final of the Triangular Series between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka played on June 9, 2010.
Man of the match: Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka). He scored 108 runs.
Result: Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 9 wickets.
15. Who won the Man of the series award in the triangular series held in Zimbabwe (India-Zimbabwe-Sri Lanka)?
Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe).
He has already received 3 Man of the Match awards in this tournament, has been named as the Man of the Series
16. President’s rule was imposed in a state in eastern India on 01-06-2010 two days after resignation of its chief minister and none of the three major political parties in that state showing willingness to form an alternate government. Which is that state?
Jharkhand was placed under president’s rule for the second time less than six months after Shibu Soren’s second stint as Chief Minister. The Centre imposed President’s rule in Jharkhand for the first time on 19 Jan 2009, when Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief Shibu Soren resigned as CM after he lost the Tamar Assembly by-election to Gopal Krishna Patar (Jharkhand Party) by more than 9,200 votes.
17. Tata Motors recently inaugurated the world’s cheapest car, the Nano’s, manufacturing facility in Gujarat. Where is it located?
18. Who has been appointed as chairman of National Human Rights Commission?
K.G. Balakrishnan, former chief justice of India.
19. Who is appointed as new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Petronet LNG, the nation’s largest liquefied natural gas importer?
Ashok Kumar Balyan.
20. Who has been appointed as Head of Audi India (car) effective July 1st, 2010?
Michael Perschke.
21. France’s most prestigious newspaper which is likely to put on sale its group operations, which include the newspaper, its website and its television listings?
Le Monde.
22. Which airline has apologized for a picture in a company magazine that showed a boarding pass in the name of Osama bin Laden?
British Airways
The image of the fake boarding pass in the name of Osama bin Laden appeared in LHR News, a biweekly publication for British Airways employees at London Heathrow airport.
23. Who is Japan’s new Prime Minister?
Naoto Kan.
24. The government declared an organisation which is believed to be a shadow outfit of banned “Students Islamic Movement of India” and Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayiba as a terrorist organisation on June 4, 2010. Which is that organisation?
Indian Mujahideen.
25. Man of the Match winners of ODI Cricket Series between West Indies and South Africa held in West Indies.
Fifth ODI played on 3 June 2010:
Man of the match: Jacques Kallis. (South Africa) He scored 57 runs and took 1 wicket.
Result: South Africa beat West Indies by 1 wicket
Series Result: South Africa won the series 5-0.
26. Who won the Man of the series award in the 5 match ODI cricket series between West Indies and South Africa held in West Indies?
Hashim Amla.
He scored 402 runs in the series.
27. The 3rd International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala were held at?
Thiruvananthapuram. (From June 11 to 15)
28. Indian American technocrat who has been nominated by the Obama administration for the post of Director of the National Science Foundation?
Subra Suresh.
He is an IIT graduate, currently the dean of the School of Engineering and the Vannevar Bush Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
29. Who became the first Italian woman to win a Grand Slam title, beating Samantha Stosur in the French Open-2010 final?
Francesca Schiavone.
30. Goa Tourism Minister who recently resigned from the Cabinet over allegations about involvement in the death of a woman friend?
Fransisco Pacheco
31. Indian- American who won the 83rd Scripps National Spelling Bee Contest held in Washington?
Anamika Veeramani.
32. Who won French Open Men’s title-2010, defeating Robin Soderling in the final?
Rafael Nadal.
He beats Robin Soderling 6-4, 6-2 and 6-4 to win his fifth French Open title at Roland Garros.
33. Which building has been certified as the world’s ‘furthest leaning manmade tower’ by the Guinness World Records?
The Capital Gate tower in Abu Dhabi.
34. Who has been sworn in as the 15th president of the Philippines?
Benigno Aquino III
35. Which states won the 27th National Youth Basketball Championships held in Tamil Nadu from June 1-8?
Punjab, Kerala.
Punjab and Kerala won the competition in the boys’ and girls’ divisions respectively. In the final, Kerala beat Utharpradesh. Punjab beat Chhatisgarh in the boy’s event.
36. Which countries signed seven agreements covering spheres of legal, women’s affairs, cultural, power and electricity on June 9, 2010?
India and Sri Lanka.
The signed agreements are listed below.
First agreement is the renewal of Memorandum of Understanding on small scale enterprises. The second and third agreements were on Transfer of Sentenced Prisoners and on Mutual Legal Assistance on Criminal Matters.
Other agreements are
The MOU on Setting up of a Women’s Trade Facilitation Centre and Community Learning Centre, Renewal of Cultural Exchange Programmes and Interconnection of Electricity Grids .
The Memorandum of Understanding on Talaimannar-Madhu Railway Line.
37. The UN Security Council voted recently to impose a fourth round of sanctions on an Islamic nation over a nuclear program the West suspects is aimed at developing the means to build atom bombs. Which is that country?
38. Which country decided to freeze a contract to sell S-300 missile systems to Iran after the United Nations Security Council imposed a fourth round of sanctions on the Islamic Republic?
39. Which country recently decided to ban people under 18 years of age from climbing Mount Everest?
40. The rocket of which country carrying a satellite for studying Global Climatic Change and Greenhouse Effect exploded in flight after the successful take-off on June 10,2010?
South Korea
41. The managing director of Rs 8,000-crore Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) that owns country’s largest food brand Amul, resigned recently amid a controversy over cancellation of two board meetings?
B.M. Vyas.
42. Which country has successfully designed, developed & carried out the user trials of laser guided bomb kits on June, 2010?
The Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), a laboratory of India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in Bangalore has successfully tested the user trials of laser guided bomb kits at Pokhran with the participation of the IAF (Indian Air Force).
43. Which company bought Infotel Broadband, the only company to win a national license in the broadband wireless spectrum auction of India?
Reliance Industries.
Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries agreed to pay Rs 4,800 crore ($1.02 billion) to buy 95% stake in Infotel.
44. Who has been appointed the new Chief Justice of the Madras High Court in Chennai?
M.Y. Iqbal
45. U.S.President Barack Obama recently has agreed to write the foreword for a book named “Conversations with Myself”. The book is written by?
Nelson Mandela.
The book draws on Mr. Mandela’s journals from the early 1960s, his diaries written while in prison, speeches and recorded conversations.
46. Former minister of New Zealand who used his official credit card for watching pornographic movies while he stayed in hotels during his tenure as minister for building and construction in 2007-08?
Shane Jones.
He admitted using his ministerial credit card to charter a plane and buy wine, magazines and books and pornographic movies when he stayed at hotels. Jones had spent about USD 5,000 on his credit card.
47. Which country decided to introduce a Mother Teresa commemorative coin to mark the nun’s birth centenary in August, 2010?
48. Man of the match winners of Twenty-20 Cricket series between India and Zimbabwe held in Zimbabwe:
First 20-20 played at Harare sports club on 12 June 2010:
Man of the match: Pragyan Ojha. (He took 2 wickets for 11 runs (4overs))
Result: India won by 6 wickets.
Second 20-20 played at Harare sports club on 13 June 2010:
Man of the match: Suresh Raina. (He scored 72 runs)
Result: India won by 7 wickets.
Man of the series: Suresh Raina
Series Results: India won the series 2-0.
49. Former President of Switzerland who is elected as President of the United Nations General Assembly for its 65th session in 2010?
Joseph Deiss.
50. Which Indian origin painter’s painting named “Saurashtra” on 10th June, 2010 obtained a record amount of USD 3,486,965 at the famous auction house Christie’s in London, United Kingdom?
Syed Haider Raza
51. Which country signed an agreement with Iran on June 13, 2010 to go ahead with a $US7.6 billion gas pipeline between the two countries?
The deal was signed between the two countries in Turkey. Under the terms of the deal, Iran will provide 750m cubic feet of gas per day to Pakistan. The line should become operational by 2015.
52. Who won the Yonex-Sunrise India Open Grand Prix badminton tournament held in India beating Wong Mew Choo of Malaysia in the final?
Saina Nehwal (India)
53. Who is India’s youngest IIT professor ?

Dr. Tathagat Tulsi (born 9 September 1987 in Patna) has taken up a job as youngest professor at Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay at the age of 22 Year.

He completed high school at the age of 9, had a B.Sc at 10, an M.Sc in Physics at 12, and a PhD in Quantum Computing from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, at 21. In 2003, Time named him among the world’s seven most gifted youngsters. Now, at age 22, Patna-born prodigy Tathagat Avtar Tulsi has become possibly the youngest assistant professor at IIT.
Tulsi will teach Physics at IIT Bombay from July 19, having chosen the institute over Waterloo University, Canada, and the Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER), Bhopal, both of which had offered him jobs.

54. Man of the Match winners of Asia Cup ODI Cricket series held in Sri Lanka.
First ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on June 15, 2010.
Man of the match: Shahid Afridi (He scored 109 runs from 76 balls and took 1 wicket)
Result: Sri Lanka won by 16 runs
Second ODI between Bangladesh and India on June 16, 2010.
Man of the match: Gautham Gambhir (He scored 82 runs)
Result: India won by 6 wickets
Third ODI between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on June 18, 2010.
Man of the match: Tilakaratne Dilshan (He scored 71 runs from 76 balls and took 3 wickets)
Result: Sri Lanka won by 126 runs
Fourth ODI between Pakistan and India on June 19, 2010.
Man of the match: Gautham Gambhir (He scored 83 runs)
Result: India won by 3 wickets
Fifth ODI between Pakistan and Bangladesh on June 21, 2010.
Man of the match: Shahid Afridi (He scored 124 runs from 60 balls and took 1 wicket)
Result: Pakistan won by 139 runs
Sixth ODI between India and Sri Lanka on June 22, 2010.
Man of the match: Farveez Maharoof (Sri Lanka)
(He took 5 wickets)
Result: Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
Seventh ODI (FINAL) between India and Sri Lanka on June 24, 2010.
Man of the match: Dinesh Karthik (India)
(He scored 66 runs)
Result: India won by 81 runs
India won the Asia Cup -2010 beating Sri Lanka in the final.
55. Who won the Man of the series award in the Asia Cup-2010 held in Sri Lanka?
Shahid Afridi.
He got this award for his 2 centuries in the series.
56. Despite voices of protest in India, a set of 12 paintings by an Indian Nobel laureate, sold off for a whopping 1.6 million pounds at an auction house in London recently. Name of that Nobel laureate?
Rabindranath Tagore.
57. Which country decided to investigate the alleged misuse of funds in the Indian government’s flagship program called Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)?
The United Kingdom., through its Department for International Development, funds 2 percent of SSA. It has provided 1,500 crore Indian rupees out of the total budget of 50,000 crore Indian rupees. The inquiry initiated following reports in the British media about “millions of pounds of aid for education and the ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ that has disappeared into the depths of corruption without any benefit to the poor children”.
58. Who tops in the Forbes’ list of the world’s self-made female billionaires?
Wu Yajun,
This Chinese lady stands as the first richest self-made woman in the world with a wealth of $3.9 billion, according to Forbes. .
Others in the list, compiled by Forbes magazine, are as follows, depicted by the name, nationality, industry, and net worth in dollars:
1. Rosalie Mera, Spanish, Clothing, 3.5 billion
2. Elena Baturina, Russian, Construction, 2.9 billion
3. Doris Fisher, American, Clothing, 2.4 billion
4. Xiu Li Hawken, UK citizen, property development, 2.4 billion
5. Oprah Winfrey, American, Media, 2.4 billion
6. Giulana Benetton, Italian, Clothing, 2.1 billion
7. Chu Lam Yiu, Chinese, Flavourings and fragrances, 2.1 billion
8. Zhang Xin, Chinese, property development, 2 billion
9. Yan Cheung, Chinese, Waste paper, 1.7 billion
10. Meg Whitman, American, Internet commerce, 1.3 billion
11. Chan Laiwa, Chinese, property development, 1.1 billion
12. Lei Jufang, Chinese, Medicines, 1.1 billion
13. J.K. Rowling, British, Books, 1 billion (ANI)
59. European Union recently has imposed new sanctions on an Islamic nation, including curbs on equipment sales for its vital oil and gas industries, in protest at its disputed nuclear programme. Which is that country?
60. Which country has won an interim ruling over the United States ban on its poultry exports from World Trade Organisation?
The WTO interim ruling said the US import ban on China’s poultry violates Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures.

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