Current Affairs Quiz February 2011

1. Who appointed as PM’s Advisor on skill development ?

– S Ramadorai, former chief of IT giant firm TCS, has been appointed as an Advisor to Prime Minister on Skill Development Read More
2. Who has been elected as President of Karnataka State Cricket Association(KSCA)?
– Anil Kumble
3. who won Australian Open woman’s Single 2011 ?

– Kim Clijsters won her second straight Grand Slam title and the fourth of her career, struggling early before beating Li Na 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the Australian Open final. The result ended the outstanding run of Li, who became the first Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam singles final.
4. who won Australian Open mens Single 2011 ?

-Novak Djokovic claimed his second title at the Australian Open in dominating style on when he hammered Andy Murray 6-4, 6-2, 6-3.
5. 72-year-old woman who’s on a mission to eradicate illiteracy ?
-Paravati Mohanty Read more
6. Who has been appointed as the new PM of Jordan?
– Marouf Bakhit King Abdullah has dismissed his cabinet and appointed a new Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit. Read more
7. which south Korean steel company gets approval in Orissa ?

The south Korean firm Pohang Steel Company (POSCO) got the conditional clearence from the Environmental Ministry to start $12 billion steel mill project in Orissa. It is considered as the single biggest foreign direct investment (FDI) in India.

8. which department has been given the responsibility to deliver UID cards in india ?
– Department of Posts

More than 1 billion Indians will get their unique identification numbers from the ubiquitous post office. Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), responsible for creating and distributing first of its kind unique identification numbers to Indian residents, signed an agreement with department of posts to this effect on 4 February.

9. Who has elected as new President for Myanmar ?

-General Thein Sein

Thein Sein, a military general-turned-civilian leader, was on 4 February elected Myanmar’s first President under its 2008 Constitution, which came into force earlier this week. His election was officially portrayed as a key step along the final lap of the military government’s roadmap towards democracy. Read more

10. Who is elected as the new PM of Nepal ?

– Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist), Jhalanath Khanal become the 34th Prime Minister. read more
11. Eighth Aero India International Seminar was held in ?
– Bangalore

The eighth Aero India 2011 – International Seminar conducted was held at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) Convention Centre here from February 7 to 9, as a prelude to the ‘Aero India 2011 Exposition’.
The seminar, organized by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) in association with the Aeronautical Society of India

12. Where was held 17th Commonwealth Law Conference ?
– Hyderabad

The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, inaugurated the 17th Commonwealth Law Conference at Hyderabad on 5 February.
The theme of this conference “Emerging Economies – Rule of Law: Challenges and Opportunities” is specially relevant today when a new global architecture is taking place and there is restlessness in the air in many developing countries. The ability of emerging economies to be a partner in shaping the new international order in the 21st century will be determined to a large extent by the choices they make with respect to their systems of governance as well as the legal and institutional structures they devise for enforcing the rule of law.

13. Recently govt. decided to Ban on use of plastics for packaging of which products ?

– The Environment Ministry issued a notification banning the use of plastics for packaging gutka and other tobacco products. Read more
14. Former Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka who passes away on 9th February 2011 ?
– M.P. Prakash

M.P. Prakash (71), former Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, passed away in a private hospital here on 9 February 2011.
He was battling cancer for over a year.
A respected political leader who was part of the Janata Parivar since its formation in 1977, Mr. Prakash crossed over to the Congress in April 2008 after falling out with the Janata Dal (Secular) leadership over the transfer of power to the BJP at the end of the first 20-month term of the coalition government.
He served as Deputy Chief Minister in the first coalition government in the State headed by N. Dharam Singh between August 2005 and January 2006.

15. The fourteenth National Conference on e-Governance was held at ?
– Aurangabad
The fourteenth National Conference on e-Governance is to begin on February 10th at Aurangabad. Governor of Maharahstra Shri K. Sankaranarayanan, has inaugurating the two-day annual event.
16. The Regional Aviation Security Conference was held at ?
– India is set to host the Regional Aviation Security Conference at New Delhi from 14-18 February, 2011 under the aegis of International Civil Aviation Organization(ICAO) to review the compliance of Security Declaration made in 37th Assembly of ICAO and also to have the risk overview of the recent developments in aviation security. The Conference is being organised by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India.
17. When will be started Health insurance policy portability ?
– 1st July 2011

In a big relief to dissatisfied health insurance policy holders, sectoral regulator IRDA has allowed them portability — shifting policies from one insurer to another on same terms – from 1st July.The portability facility will allow policy holders to switch over to another insurance company with the same conditions.
The new facility will also help those policy holders who stick to one insurer throughout life for fear of losing the cover for Pre Existing Diseases (PED). Read more

18. which mobile company has maximum active customers ?

-Bharti Airtel

The Trai report said Bharti Airtel had about 92% active customers, while Idea Cellular had a little over 90% followed by Vodafone Essar at 76%, compared to 47-50 % for Tata (GSM and CDMA) and 66-68 % for Reliance Communications .

19. Who inaugurates World Philatelic Exhibition ‘INDIPEX 2011′ ?
– President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on 12-02-2011 inaugurated the World Philatelic Exhibition ‘INDIPEX 2011′ in the national capital.
20. 53rd annual Grammy Awards was held at ?
– The 53rd annual Grammy Awards were held on February 13, 2011 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

List of 53rd annual Grammy Awards

Album of the Year
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Record of the Year
Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”
Best New Artist
Esperanza Spalding
Song of the Year
Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals
Train – “Hey, Soul Sister (Live)
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No. 1, Jeff Beck and Oumou Sangare – “Imagine”
Best Dance Recording
Rihanna – “Only Girl (In the World)”
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals
The Black Keys – “Tighten Up”
Best Hard Rock Performance
Them Crooked Vultures – “New Fang”
Best Rock Song
Neil Young – “Angry World”
Best Alternative Music Album
The Black Keys – Brothers
Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals
Sade – “Soldier of Love”
Best Contemporary R&B Album
Usher – Raymond v. Raymond
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”
Best Rap Song
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”
Best Rap Album
Eminem – Recovery
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson – “As She’s Walking Away”
Best Country Song
Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”
Best Country Album
Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
Best Americana Album
Mavis Staples – You Are Not Alone
Best Traditional Blues Album
Pinetop Perkins and Willie “Big Eyes” Smith – Joined at the Hip

21. Who launches ‘CARINGS’ & what is it?

-Mrs. Krishna Tirath

Minister of State for Women and Child Development Mrs. Krishna Tirath, launched a Child Adoption Resource Information and Guidance System CARINGS in New Delhi February 14. It is a web based management information system that offers a child centric approach for the child, parents and agencies.

22. winners’ list for 2011 BAFTA Awards.
BAFTA Awards 2011

Best Film: The King’s Speech
Best Actor: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network
Best Supporting Actress: Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
Outstanding British Film: The King’s Speech
Best Supporting Actor: Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech
Best Original Screenplay: The King’s Speech
Outstanding British Contribution: The Harry Potter franchise
Best Original Music: Alexandre Desplat, The King’s Speech
Best Short Film: Until The River Runs Red, Paul Wright, Paul Kondeatis
Best Short Animation: The Eagleman Stag, Michael Please
Best Sound: Inception, Lee Smith
Best Editing: The Social Network, Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter
Best Make-up and Hair: Alice In Wonderland, Vali O’Reilly, Paul Gooch
Best Film Not In The English Language: Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Best Costume Design: Alice In Wonderland, Coleen Attwood
Best Production Design: Inception, Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Doug Mowat
Best Special Visual Effects: Inception, Chris Courbold, Paul Franklin
Best Animated Film: Toy Story 3
Orange Wednesday’s Rising Star: Tom Hardy
Best Screenplay: The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin
Best Cinematography: True Grit

23. Who inaugurate International Conference on Community Mental Health?
– The Hon’ble Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad will inaugurate international conference cum workshop on Asia Pacific Community Mental Health on 17 February, 2011
24. which country has joined BRIC ?
– South Africa

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on 19 February welcomed South Africa in the BRIC forum of fastest growing economies Brazil,Russia, India and China.
“South Africa has joined this meeting. We welcome South Africa. Now BRIC is no longer BRIC but it is BRICS. One ‘S’ has been added to it,”

25. The National Conference on Storage of Food Grains was held on ?
– February19, 2011 in New Delhi. Read more
26. who is the man of the match in world cup 2011 opening match held at Mirpur ?
– Virender Sehwag unleashed a stunning display of strokeplay to smash a blistering 175 as India launched their cricket World Cup campaign with an emphatic 87-runs victory over Bangladesh in their opening World Cup group-B match at the Sher-e-Bangla National stadium in Mirpur on 19 February.
27. The next BRICS summit is scheduled to be held in ?
– China in April.
28. Overseas Employers Conference was held in which city?
– Hyderabad

A two-day “Overseas Employers’ Conference” were held at Hyderabad February 21, to understand the concerns of the Foreign Employers in the Middle East and South-East Asia employing Indian workers. The conference was provide a forum for the overseas employers to interact with the Government of India and the State Government representatives and put forward their point of view and raise issues related to recruitment of Indian workers for overseas employment.

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International Current Affairs 2011

Current Affairs [February 2011]
Mubarak resigns, Egypt celebrates
    • The people of Egypt went wild with celebrations after President Hosni Mubarak resigned and handed power to the military on 11th February. For eighteen days thousands of people had taken to the streets all over Egypt demanding the ouster of their autocratic President who had been in power for the past thirty years. One of the key reasons for such public outrage has been widespread poverty, inflation and rampant corruption in the government for many years. Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the anti-government protests burst with joy when the announcement was made. This has been a hard fought struggle for the people of Egypt after many episodes of violence having been reported between the public and Mubaraks forces.
China overtakes Japan as world’s second-biggest economy
    • China has now overtaken Japan as the world’s second-biggest economy. Japan’s economy was worth $5.474 trillion (£3.414 trillion) at the end of 2010, figures from Tokyo have shown while that of China’s economy is closer to $5.8 trillion for the same period. China has been enjoying a manufacturing boom for quite a few years now and it is expected that at its current rate of growth, analysts see China replacing the US as the world’s top economy in about a decade. The US economy is currently almost three times the size of the Chinese economy in dollar terms.
New Zealand earthquake strikes Christchurch, killing at least 148 people
    • A massive earthquake on 22nd Feb has caused massive destruction in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. The 6.3-magnitude earthquake was the second in five months for the city and the death toll continues to increase with the police having confirmed 148 deaths with 200 still missing. The damage caused has been said to be much worse than the 7.1-magnitude quake on 4 September, which left two people seriously injured but no fatalities. The city’s historic cathedral was one of the many buildings that got significantly damaged, while cars lay in a mangled heap under a pile of rubble and roads cracked open with fissures as a result of the tremors. Dazed, bleeding residents could be seen wandering through streets strewn with debris and piles of concrete.
Libyan people take to the streets in their demand for freedom
    • Inspired by the outcomes of Tunisia and Egypt over the past few weeks the people of Libya have also taken out to the streets in their cries for freedom against their autocratic leader Muammar Gaddafi. Thousands of people have joined the struggle and there have been continuous reports of frequent clashes with the Muammars loyalists and the protesting public. Scores of people have been reported killed in continuing violence in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, amid escalating protests against Muammar Gaddafi’s 40-year rule across the North African nation. With each passing day the leader seems to be losing support from people working in his own government and is also under increasing pressure from International powers to step down.
The Kings Speech Wins Best Picture at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards
  • ‘The Kings Speech’ had a great outing at this years Oscars winning four awards. The film won in the best picture category and its director Tom Hooper received Best Director. Colin Firth received the award for best actor for his central role in Kings Speech while best female actor went to Natalie Portman for Black Swan. ‘The Best Supporting Actor’ and The Best Supporting Actress’ awards were bagged by Christian Bale and Melissa Leo for their performances in film, ‘The Fighter’. Indian musician AR Rahman missed out on his two nominations for his score in ‘127 hours.’


1. Name of the world’s cheapest car launched by Tata Motors in Mumbai?
2. Music wizard A.R.Rahman won Oscars for which categories?

Best Original Score and Best Original Song (Jai Ho) for the film “Slum dog Millionaire”.
3. Which documentary won the Oscar award for best Documentary (Short)?
Smile Pinki, directed by Megan Mylan depicts the tale of an Utharpradesh girl and her fight against the social stigma of a cleft lip.
4. The West Indian Umpire who has officiated in a record 126 tests and 179 ODIs who decided to retire recently from International matches?
Steve Bucknor
5. The Indian sound engineer who won Oscar for his brilliant sound mixing works of the film “Slum dog Millionaire”

Resul Pookutty
6. The new Chief Justice of Madras High Court ?
Hemant Laxman Gokhale
7. The telecom sector which started third Generation (3G) mobile services recently in 11 cities of India?
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL)
8. Sri Lankan batsmen who smashed double hundreds during world record stand of 437 for the fourth wicket partnership against Pakistan?
Mahela Jayawardhane (240) and Thilan Samaraweera(231)
9. Who won the Miss India Worldwide 2009 title ?
Nikkitasha Marhawa, Indian-American from Chicago clinch the 18th Miss India World wide 2009 title.
10. The new money back plan launched by Life Insurance Corporation (LIC)in February 16 ?
Jeevan Varsha
11. Who was named Jamaica’s Sportsman of the year for 2008 ?
Triple Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt.
12. The teenager who acted as the main character of “slum dog millionaire ” ?

Dev Patel
13. Which novel has been chosen as the Romantic Novel of the year 2009?
“East of the Sun” set in 1920s by Welsh author Julia Gregson
14. Britan’s Royal Mail issued a set of stamps on February-12 to mark the 200th Anniversary of the birth of a famous Scientist? Who is he ?
Charles Darwin
15. Who is appointed as coach/manager of Chelsea, the premier league club ?
Guus Hiddink, Russian coach
16. Recently the IPL Drug Tribunal has imposed a 12-month ban on a Pakistani Cricket player for consuming a banned substance, Nandralone during the inaugural season of Indian Premiere League. Who is he?
Muhammed Asif
17. The new Prime Minister of Zimbzbwe ?
Morgan Tsvangirai
18. Newly elected President of Bangladesh ?

Zillur Rahman
19. Noted Hindustani Classical Vocalist who was presented with Bharath Ratna, country’s highest civilian award ?

Bhim Sen Joshi
20. “”Slumdog Millionire “ got how many BAFTA awards (British Academy of film and Television Arts)
21 awards including Best Director, Best Film…etc
A.R.Rahman won the BAFTA award for the music of this film.
21. Name of India’s Second humanoid robot which was formally unveiled during Quark-2009, the technical festival at Goa?
22. Name the Indian who awarded a honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Cambridge, where he served as the Master of Trinity College for six years.
Amartya Sen
23. Who was named African Footballer of the Year 2008?
Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor
24. Name the Union Minister for Small Scale Industries in the UPA government who was on charged in a murder case recently ?
Mahavir Prasad
25. The two ships, commissioned by the Indian Navy on 16 February 2009, at Chennai, which are the first two in a series of ten water jet Fast Attack Craft (FAC) being built at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, GRSE, Kolkata ?.
INS Carnicobar and INS Chetlat
26. Name the 13-YEAR-OLD boy who has become a father in Britain, his wife is just 15.
Alfie Patten. His girlfriend Chantelle Steadman gave birth to Maisie Roxanne in Eastbourne Hospital, East Sussex
27. 17th Dulip Trophy Cricket title is won by?
West Zone
28. Which Indian player won BCCI Payer of the year Award?
Virender Sehwag (The award is also known as Polly Umrigar Award)
29. The Indian Musician among the four international musicians to be awarded Grammy for their ‘Global Drum’ project. ?
Zakir Hussain, along with musicians Mickey Hart, Sikiru Adepoju and Giovanni Hidalgo, has been awarded the coveted gramophone for ‘The Global Drum’ in the Best Contemporary World Music Album category.
30. Which players were named joint winners of the Allan Border medal of 2008?
Ricky Ponting and Michael Clark
31. Who won the Australian Open junior title ?
Yuki Bhambri. He becomes the first Indian to win the Australian Open junior title. He outplayed his German opponent Alexandros-Ferdinandos Georgoudas to win the Junior Boys title in the Australian Open.
32. Who won the Australian Open women singles title of this year ?
Serena Williams
33. Who won the Man of the Match award in the two 20-20 Cricket matches between India and New Zealand?
Brendon McCullum
34. Who won Rotterdam Open title after beating world number one Rafael Nadal?
Andy Murray of Britain
35. World Cup Cricket 2011 final will be held in which venue ?
Wankade Stadium, Mumbai.
36. Japan’s Finance Minister who has resigned, amid claims that he was drunk at a recent G7 meeting?

Shoichi Nakagawa
Dustin Lance Black (MILK)
Andrew Stanton (WALL-E)
Donald Graham Burt (Art Direction); Victor J. Zolfo (Set Decoration) (THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON)
Michael O’Connor (THE DUCHESS)
Jochen Alexander Freydank (SPIELZEUGLAND (TOYLAND)
Heath Ledger (THE DARK KNIGHT)
James Marsh and Simon Chinn (MAN ON WIRE)
Megan Mylan (SMILE PINKI)
Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton and Craig Barron (THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON)
Richard King (THE DARK KNIGHT)
Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE)