Current GK Questions and Answers Nov. 2011

1. Which Public Sector Giants of India have recently launched the “Harit-Moksha”, a unique CSR initiative for bringing in energy efficiency in the cremation sector?
– ONGC

2. Lt. Gen Palvinder Singh Bhalla was recently appointed the head of which organization?
-NCC

3. If a bank launched a “CASA campaign” , which would be the most probable objective of such campaign?
-To bring in more new customers

4. Who heads the National Integration Council in India?
– Prime Minister

5. 14th September, 1949 Constitution-makers of the country decided to accord the status of Official Language of Union .
– Hindi

6. “Prime Minister’s 15 Point Programme” in India is related to which segments of society?
– Minorities

7. The Integrated Action Plan (IAP) is aimed at bridging the development deficit in the extremely backward areas that are affected by ______.
– Left Wing Extremism

8. ” Maulana Azad National Fellowship scheme” is available in India for the students of?
– 5 Notified Minorities

9. Where are the headquarters of Biodiversity International?
– Rome

10. The IVFRT project is related to which among the following?
– Immigration (Immigration, Visa and Foreigners Registration & Tracking)

11. “Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan” covers the students from which age groups?
– 14-18 Years

12. In which year, the restructured Twenty Point Programme (TPP) became effective?
– 2007

13. The “Perform-Achieve-Trade” (PAT) Scheme has been launched for which sectors in India?
– Energy

14. Recently, India has proposed a special $ 10 Billion Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) fund for which among the following organizations?
– BRICS

15. Which is the fifth generation fighter in being developed by India and Russia?
– Sukhoi/HAL

Current General Knowledge: September 2011

ABBREVIATIONS
PAK-FA: Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation.

AWARDS
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards
Eleven scientists have been selected for the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, 2011. First given in 1958, the country’s highest award in science is named after the founder director of CSIR, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar. It is given to a scientist up to 45 years of age and carries a prize of Rs 5 lakh.

The winners include Amit Prakash Sharma of International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi and Rajan Sankaranarayanan of Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad for the biological sciences category. In the chemical sciences category, Balasubramanian Sundaram of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Banglore and Garikapati N have won the award.

The award for earth, atmosphere, ocean and planetary sciences category went to Shankar Doraiswamy of National Institute of Oceanography, Goa. In the engineering sciences category, Sirshendu De of IIT, Kharagpur and Upadrasta Ramamurty of Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Banglore, were given the award. Mahan Maharaj of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Howrah and Palash Sarkar of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata were picked for the award in mathematical sciences category.

In the medical sciences category, Kithiganahalli N Balaji of IISc, Banglore, was nominated while the award for physical sciences category went to Shiraz Minwalla of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.

Jnanpith Award, 2009 & 2010
Eminent Hindi authors Srilal Shukla and Amar Kant have been chosen for Jnanpith award 2009. Renowned Kannada litterateur Chandrasekhar Kambar has won it for the year 2010.

For most readers in Hindi, Srilal Shukla’s name is synonymous with Raag Darbari, the novel that made reading Hindi books fashionable. The novel was translated into English by Gillian Wright, to introduce English readers to the hard-hitting satire of the Hindi hinterland.

A former IPS officer later inducted into IAS, Srilal Shukla (born 1925) authored about 25 books, important among which are Makaan, Sooni Ghaati Ka Sooraj, Pehla Padaav, Ahyatvas and Bisrampur Ka Sant. He also wrote a detective novel titled Aadmi Ka Zahar, which was serialised in the weekly magazine Hindustan. He has already been conferred with the Sahitya Akademi Award, Vyas Samman and Padma Shree (2008).

Amar Kant, who shares his year of birth with Shukla, is the author of Inhin Hashiyon Se, that earned him Sahitya Akademi Award (2007). At one time, fighting penury, Kant was willing to sell his Akademi Award. His short stories like Hatyare, Dopahar Ka Bhojan and Diptee Collector were part of syllabi in several Indian universities. Kant also authored Sukha Patta, Kale Ujale, Beech Ki Deewar and Desh Ke Log.

Kambar, who has won the Jnanpith for the year 2010, is a novelist and playwright. His noted works include Takararinavaru, Saavirada Neralu, Chakori (poetry collection) and Harakeya Kuri (plays). He is also a recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi and Sahitya Akademi awards.

DEFENCE
Stealth fighter PAK-FA
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited expects an indigenous fight-generation stealth fighter aircraft to be inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) in about six years. The aircraft, called PAK-FA, is being developed with Russia.

Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi has unveiled PAK-FA, also dubbed as the T-50, which will be the base variant for developing a version that specifically caters to Indian requirements.

PAK-FA is a Russian acronym for Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation and its designers have claimed that it is comparable to the F-22 Raptor, US Air Force’s latest fighter.

A joint venture company on the lines of cruise missile manufacturer BrahMos will be set up for the purpose. HAL’s contribution will include fuselage composites, flight software, including the mission computer, navigation systems, avionics and cockpit displays and counter-measure dispensing systems.

Unlike the Russian version, the Indian aircraft will be a two-seater aircraft, which will involve limited re-designing of the fuselage, wings and control surfaces that will be undertaken by HAL. The project had kicked off in 2007.

Amphibious vessels to strengthen Indian navy
The Union government has cleared the Rs 2,176-crore acquisition of eight specialised vessels or LCUs (landing craft utility), capable of “hard beaching” on enemy shores, to boost the countryís amphibious warfare and island protection capabilities. The LCUs will help in swiftly transporting thousands of troops, heavy weapon systems and infantry combat vehicles over long distances to take the battle right to the enemy mainland.

The vessels will be built by the Kolkata-based Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd.

The LCUs are likely to be based at India’s first and only regional “theatre command”, the strategically-located Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC). With additional airstrips, OTR (operational turn around) bases and jetties, ANC is slowly being transformed into a major amphibious warfare hub. A strong military presence in the 572-island archipelago is considered imperative to counter China’s strategic moves in the Indian Ocean, as well as ensure security of the sea lanes converging towards Malacca Strait.

N-ENERGY
BARC develops spent fuel automation system
The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre has designed and developed the first of its kind advanced automation system for transferring spent fuel bundles of pressurised heavy water reactors for nuclear reprocessing plants. Introduction of this automation system for reprocessing plant is aimed at transferring the fuel bundles directly from fuel handling area (FHA) of storage pool to the dissolver cell in an automated way, without the necessity of using charging cask. This contributes in eliminating dependency on skilled manpower and thus reduction of man-rem (radiation dose) consumption by workers.

The system design is such that it can easily be adopted to handle fuel from 220 MW PHWR as well as from 550 MW/700 MW with minimum changes. Provision has also been kept for manual changing of spent fuel in case of non-availability of automation system.

The spent fuel bundles from nuclear power reactors are stored under water at reactor site. After allowing it to cool down for a given period, the bundles from the reactor site are transferred to underwater storage facility at the nuclear fuel reprocessing plant site.

PERSONS
Pataudi, Mansur Ali Khan
Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, India’s youngest-ever Test captain, also known in the cricketing fraternity as “Tiger” Pataudi, died on September 22, 2011.

Born on January 5, 1941 in Bhopal, the right-handed batsman made his debut for India at the age of 21 in a drawn match against England here in 1961. In a career spanning almost two decades, he played a total of 46 Test matches.

In 1964, Pataudi was bestowed the Arjuna Award before being honoured with a Padma Shri in 1967. A star not just on field but off it too, Pataudi married the then reigning queen of Indian cinema Sharmila Tagore in 1969 and the glamorous couple had three children – Saif Ali Khan, Soha Ali Khan and Saba Ali Khan.

PROJECTS
NTPC to set up first overseas power plant in Sri Lanka
State-run power producer NTPC will set up a 500-Mw coal-based power plant in Sri Lanka by 2016, which will mark its foray into the overseas market. The unit will come up at Sampur in Trincomalee at an estimated cost of Rs 3,150 crore.

A joint venture agreement to this effect was signed between NTPC and the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB). The Sri Lankan government will give land for the project on a long-term lease. Coal for the project will be imported and supplied by Lanka Coal Company (LCC) and the power generated will be supplied to the CEB.

RESEARCH
Scientists find way to “disarm” AIDS virus
Scientists have found a way to prevent HIV from damaging the immune system and say their discovery may offer a new approach to developing a vaccine against AIDS.

Researchers from the United States and Europe, working in laboratories on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), found it is unable to damage the immune system if cholesterol is removed from the membrane of the virus.

HIV takes its membrane from the cell that it infects, the researchers explained in their study. This membrane contains cholesterol, which helps keep it fluid and enables it to interact with particular types of cell.

Normally, a subset of immune cells, called plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs), recognise HIV quickly and react by producing signalling molecules called interferons. These signals activate various processes which are initially helpful, but which damage the immune system if switched on for too long.

Scientists have now found that if cholesterol is removed from HIV’s envelope, it can no longer activate pDCs. As a result, T cells, which orchestrate the adaptive response, can fight the virus more effectively.

The team now plans to investigate how to use this way of inactivating the virus and possibly develop it into a vaccine.

Usually when a person becomes infected with HIV, the body’s innate immune response puts up an immediate defence. But some researchers believe HIV causes the innate immune system to overreact. This weakens the immune system’s next line of defence, known as the adaptive immune response.

AIDS kills around 1.8 million people a year worldwide. An estimated 2.6 million people caught HIV in 2009, and 33.3 million people are living with the virus.

Neutrinos make light of Einstein’s theory of relativity
Albert Einstein’s 1905 theory of relativity is one of the most fundamental pillars of physics — but now scientists say his conclusion that nothing can travel faster than light could be proved wrong.

Scientists at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, or CERN, the world’s largest physics laboratory say they have recorded sub-atomic particles, known as neutrinos, travelling faster than the speed of light.

CERN says as part of its “OPERA” experiment, a neutrino beam fired from a particle accelerator near Geneva to a lab 730 km away in Italy travelled 60 nanoseconds faster than the speed of light. It revealed that neutrinos travel at a velocity of 20 parts per million above the speed of light.

Scientists calculated the margin of error at just 10 nanoseconds, making the difference statistically significant.

If the findings are correct, it would force a major rethink of the fundamental laws of nature, including how the universe works.

Einstein’s theory states that energy is equal to mass multiplied by the speed of light squared, so firing an object faster than that would require an infinite amount of energy.

World’s Smallest Electric Motor
Chemists at Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences have developed the world’s first single molecule electric motor, a development that may create a new class of devices applicable to sectors like medicine to engineering.

In a report published in Nature Nanotechnology, the Tufts team reported an electric motor only one nanometer across — groundbreaking work, considering the current world record is a 200-nanometer motor. A single strand of human hair is about 60,000 nanometers wide.

E Charles H Sykes, associate professor of chemistry at Tufts and senior author of the paper, says, “There has been significant progress in the construction of molecular motors powered by light, and by chemical reactions. But this is the first time electrically-driven molecular motors have been demonstrated, despite a few theoretical proposals — we have been able to show one can provide electricity to a single molecule and get it to do something that is not just random.”

Sykes and his colleagues were able to control a molecular motor with electricity by using a state-of-the-art, low-temperature scanning tunneling microscope (LT-STM), one of about only 100 in the United States. The LT-STM uses electrons instead of light to ‘see’ molecules. The team used the metal tip on the microscope to provide an electrical charge to a butyl methyl sulfide molecule placed on a conductive copper surface. This sulfur-containing molecule had carbon and hydrogen atoms radiating to form what looked like two arms, with four carbons on one side and one on the other. These carbon chains were free to rotate around the sulfur-copper bond.

While there are foreseeable practical applications of this electric motor, breakthroughs would need to be made in the temperatures at which electric molecular motors operate. The motor spins much faster at higher temperatures, making it difficult to measure and control the rotation of the motor.

SPACE RESEARCH
Looking inside the moon
More than 100 spacecraft have been to the moon, including six with U.S. astronauts, but one key piece of information about Earth’s natural satellite is still missing –nwhat’s inside.

Learning about the interior of the moon is the primary goal of a new NASA mission called Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, or GRAIL, which was launched on September 8, 2011.

Overall, the moon has about one-sixth the gravity of Earth, but it is not evenly distributed. On the moon, a mountain actually might be a molehill, gravitationally speaking.

Likewise, gravity maps of lunar flat lands show unexplained pockets of extra heft, an indication of subterranean deposits or structures. Learning the interior structure of the moon is considered critical to piecing together the story about what happened to the moon since its formation some 4.5 billion years ago.

Scientists believe the moon’s building blocks were large chunks of debris jettisoned from Earth after a collision with an object as big as Mars. In addition to un-ravelling the moon’s history, GRAIL scientists expect to extrapolate their findings to other rocky bodies, both in our solar system and eventually to those beyond.

The two spacecraft will take a long, slow journey to the moon, arriving on December 31 and January 1. After a few months to manoeuvre into the proper orbit, the pair will spend 82 days flying over the lunar poles, linked by radio waves.

When one spacecraft flies over a region of higher gravity, it will speed up, momentarily changing the distance between itself and its sibling probe. Less dense regions likewise will affect the satellites’ positions. Using the radio waves as a ruler, changes as tiny as a micron — the width of a red blood cell — can be detected.

With gravity maps in hand, scientists can then use computer models and data from other lunar missions to determine whether the moon’s core is solid, liquid or a combination of the two, and what elements it contains.

MISCELLANEOUS
Asterix creator retires after 52 years
Albert Uderzo, co-creator of one of France’s greatest comic book heroes, Asterix the Gaul, has decided to  hang up his pen at the age of 84. The Italian-born artist, who dreamt up the indomitable warrior with his scriptwriter friend Rene Goscinny in 1959, said he was “a bit tired” after 52 years of drawing and that it was time to hand over his creation to younger talent.

The announcement came on the day publishing house Hachette celebrated the sale of 350 million Asterix books around the world, making the diminutive hero one of France’s biggest-selling exports.

Asterix and his jovial sidekick Obelix first appeared in print in October 1959, and their adventures fighting the Roman invaders have since been translated into over 100 languages.

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.

General Knowledge Objective General Knowledge

Objective General Knowledge
Q. A “biological death” occurs/takes place when
  1 there is no pulse and heartbeat
  2 pupils show no reaction to light
  3 all the body cells die after a few hours of clinical death
  4 pupils are fixed and dilated
    Ans: 3
Q. A bat is
  1 a mammal
  2 a reptile
  3 an amphibian
  4 an avian
    Ans: 1
Q. A balanced diet contains
  1 animal protein
  2 macro and micro nutrients
  3 food nutrients for growth and maintenance
  4 butter and ghee
    Ans: 3
Q. bacteria do not need sunlight to grow because
  1 they lack chlorophyll and so they are incapable of making their own food
  2 they hate sunlight
  3 they use others kinds of light for their synthesis
  4 they prepare their food without the help of sunlight
    Ans: 4
Q. Who is the top run getter in Cricket World Cup 2011?
  1 Kumar Sangakara
  2 Sachin Tendulkar
  3 TM Dilshan
  4 Gautam Gambhir
    Ans: 3
Q. India won the Cricket World Cup 1983 by defeating –
  1 Australia
  2 England
  3 West Indies
  4 South Africa
    Ans: 3
Q. Which team posted highest team total in Cricket World Cup 2011?
  1 South Africa
  2 India
  3 West Indies
  4 Sri Lanka
    Ans: 2
Q. Who made the fastest hundred in Cricket World Cup 2011?
  1 Virat Kohli
  2 Sachin Tendulkar
  3 K. J. O Brein
  4 Jack Kallis
    Ans: 3
Q. Who has won the Australian Grand Prix this year?
  1 Fernando Alonso
  2 Sebastian Vettel
  3 Lewis Hamilton
  4 None of them
    Ans: 2
Q. Who is the author of the book Patron of the Poor: Cast Politics and Policy Making in India?
  1 Greg Lindsay
  2 Narayan Lakshman
  3 Khushwant Singh
  4 Arundhuti Roy
    Ans: 2

General Knowledge – Current Affairs Quiz July 2011

1. Who has been Appointed as Solicitor General of India ?
-Rohinton Fali Nariman

The Government has appointed Rohinton Fali Nariman, Senior Advocate as Solicitor General of India. The appointment is for three years w.e.f. 27th July, 2011. Born on 13th August, 1956, Rohinton Fali Nariman, studied at Shri Ram College of Commerce and at Faculty of Law in Delhi University as well as at the Harvard Law School. An expert in Comparative Constitutional Law and Civil Law, has practiced law for last 30 years with 500 Reported Supreme Court Judgements to his credit.

2. Which French tyre maker is all set to start production in Chennai unit?
Michelin
3. Which French cement gaint has been allowed to mine for limestone in Meghalaya’s East Khasi hills by Supreme Court?
Lafarge
4. The death of which film maker could be remembered as ‘Siddheswari’ won the national award for Best documentary film in 1989?
Mani Kaul
5. Which spiritual leader celebrated his 76th Birthday recently?
Dalai Lama
6. Which country is set to role out 1st phase of National internet in August at 8Mb for home users?
Iran
7. Approximately how much hectares of land in India is under organic certification as on March 2010?
4.4 million hectares
8. Who has been appointed as Manager of West Indies Under-19 cricket team?
Courtney Walsh
9. After battling with cancer which British actress died recently?
Anna Massey
10. Where has Posco planned Rs.52,000 crore project in India?
Orrisa, Jagatsinghpur
11. Which company is all set to acquire British online bookstore The Book Depository?
Amazon.com
12. Which Bharathanatyam exponent was conferred with Yagnaraman Lifetime Achievement Award?
Padma Subrahmanyam
13. Who has been appointed as CEO of Fortis Healthcare?
Aditya Vij
14. Who has been appointed as RBI Deputy Governor?
Harun Rashid Khan
15. Who has been appointed as BHEL’s Director of Finance?
P.K.Bajpai
16. Which social networking site has gained 2nd rank in USA?
LinkedIn
17. Who is been appointed as the CEO of Genpact?
Tiger Tyagarajan
18. Who is the VC and CEO of HDFC bank?
Keki Mistry
19. Who is the CEO of Facebook?
Mark Zuckerberg
20. In which Indian city will the Nano Science and Technology be setup?
Bangalore (Devanahalli)
21. Who sealed his 2012 Olympics berth for the Archery Event?
Jayanta Talukdar
22. Which actor is all set to construct a temple for Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni?
Manoj Tiwari
23. Which part of Sudan is all set to celebrate its Independence Day on 8th July 2011,Saturday?
South Sudan
24. Which networking website now allows video calls and group chat?
Facebook
25. Who recently joined 400 wicket elite club in Test Cricket?
Harbhajan Singh
26. Where in India has Indian Institute of Management planned to open its 2nd campus?
Bangalore, Anekal
27. Who is to succeed defence secretary Pradeep Kumar?
Shashikant Sharma
28. Who won gold in 19th Asian Athletics Championship?
Mayookha
29. Which job-starved state in India has been granted Rs.1,000 crore job plan?
Jammu and Kashmir
30. Who has been appointed as CFO of Firssource Solutions Limited.?
Rajesh Subramaniam
31. Which Asian country becomes the first country to win the FIFA women’s world cup?
Japan
32. Who won the British Open Golf Championship 2011?
Darren Clarke
33. Who was the 400th wicket of Harbhajan Singh?
Carlton Baugh
34. Which countries reached the semi-finals of Copa America 2011?
Peru,Uruguay,Paraguay,Venezuela
35. Who won the MotoGP German Grand Prix 2011?
Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team)
36. Which country won the Snooker World Cup 2011 after 15 years?
China
37. Who won the British Grand Prix 2011?
Alonso
38. The Mysore campus of Infosys has been renamed as?
Naryana Murthy Centre of Excellence
39. Which 2 Indian cricketers are nominated for all-time greatest Test team?
Sachin and Sehwag  
40. Who has been appointed as CEO of Sun TV Network?
K.Vijay Kumar
41. Which bank has entered into pact with SBI Mutual Fund?
Indian Bank
42. Who has been appointed as CEO of Aditya Brila Finance?
Rakesh Singh
43. Which bank has launched credit card with no pre-set limit on spending?
HDBC Bank
44. Airtel has inked deal with which company for IT solutions to African employees?
IBM
45. Which passenger jet with a capacity to fly about 250 people non-stop up to 16,000 km landed at the IGI airport?
Boeing 787 Dream-liner
46. Who has been appointed as Railway Minister in cabinet reshuffle 2011?
Dinesh Trivedi
47. Who has been appointed as Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj Minister in cabinet reshuffle 2011?
Kishore Chandra Deo
48. Who takes over Ministry of Steel in cabinet reshuffle 2011?
Beni Prasad Verma
49. Who has been appointed as Rural Development Minister in cabinet reshuffle 2011?
Jairam Ramesh
50. Which country has been included as 193rd member of United Nations?
Sundan
51. Which 3 telecom companies have shared their networks and rolled out Plan India 3G services?
Vodafone, Bharti and Idea
52. In which 2 Indian cities was Google Transit launched?
Chennai and Hyderabad
53. Which company is all set to launch iPad rival?
Amazon
54. At what percent did June 2011 inflation close?
9.44%
55. Which company recently unveiled smallest data center?
Intel
56. Who has been named as coach for Sri Lankan cricket team ahead of Australia’s tour?
Rumesh Ratnayake
57. Who has lent his voice for pop star Britney Spear’s new single “I Wanna Go”?
Sonu Nigam
58. Which latest communication satellite has been launched by ISRO?
GSAT-12
59. Which Finance company is all set to offer loans against gold ETF units?
Muthoot Finance
60. Name the CEO of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp, China’s biggest chip maker who quit recently.
David Wang
61. Who and at what age clinched the British Open Golf championship 2011?
Darren Clarke
62. Which IT company recently announced a 13-member executive council?
Infosys
63. Who has been elected as president of Mumbai Cricket Association?
Vilasrao Deshmukh
64. Who has been elected as chief of Empowered Committee of Goods and Services Tax?
Sushil Kumar Modi
65. Against whom did India win an International football friendly match?
Qatar, 2-1
66. Which shuttle undocked for the final time from International Space station, NASA?
Atlantis
67. Where and for which project has BHEL commissioned 525MW thermal set?
Maithon Right Bank thermal power project in Jharkhand
68. Which country won the women’s soccer World Cup 2011?
Japan
69. Which company is eyeing to open its IT centre in Gujarat?
Infosys
70. Which South American country has surpassed Saudi Arabia in oil reserves?
Venezuela
71. Which company bought .CO domain ahead of its 1st year anniversary of public launch?
Google and will be used as G.Co to launch shortcut URL
72. Which luxury hotels have been accorded the LEED Platinum (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating?
ITC’s luxury hotels
73. Name the person who ignited China’s interest in the NBA and became one of Asia’s best-known athletes and is retired now.
Yao Ming
74. Which 2 countries are set to participate in the 2000th test in the history of Test Cricket?
India and England
75.  Who has been appointed as Andhra Pradesh  Director General of Police ?
V. Dinesh Reddy
IPS officer of 1977 batch V. Dinesh Reddy has been appointed the Director General of Police of Andhra Pradesh.
Mr. Dinesh Reddy, currently the Director General of Vigilance and Enforcement.
76. Who has been appointed as Chairman of Alcatel-Lucent for its India operations?
Arun Seth

CURRENT AFFAIRS JULY – 2011

Asian country becomes the first country to win the FIFA women’s world cup?

Japan

Who won the British Open Golf Championship 2011?

Darren Clarke

Who was the 400th wicket of Harbhajan Singh?

Carlton Baugh

Which countries reached the semi-finals of Copa America 2011?

Peru,Uruguay,Paraguay,Venezuela

Who won the MotoGP German Grand Prix 2011?

Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team)

Which country won the Snooker World Cup 2011 after 15 years?

China

social networking site has gained 2nd rank in USA?
LinkedIn

Who is been appointed as the CEO of Genpact?
Tiger Tyagarajan

Who is the VC and CEO of HDFC bank?
Keki Mistry

Who is the CEO of Facebook?
Mark Zuckerberg

In which Indian city will the Nano Science and Technology be setup?
Bangalore (Devanahalli)

Who sealed his 2012 Olympics berth for the Archery Event?
Jayanta Talukdar

Which actor is all set to construct a temple for Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni?
Manoj Tiwari

Which part of Sudan is all set to celebrate its Independence Day on 8th July 2011,Saturday?
South Sudan

Which networking website now allows video calls and group chat?
Facebook

Who recently joined 400 wicket elite club in Test Cricket?
Harbhajan Singh

Where in India has Indian Institute of Management planned to open its 2nd campus?
Bangalore, Anekal

Who is to succeed defence secretary Pradeep Kumar?
Shashikant Sharma

Who won gold in 19th Asian Athletics Championship?
Mayookha

Which job-starved state in India has been granted Rs.1,000 crore job plan?
Jammu and Kashmir

Who has been appointed as CFO of Firssource Solutions Limited.?
Rajesh Subramaniam