Current Affairs March 2011

1. which team has won the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ?

– India

Twenty-eight years on from the match that transformed the history of world cricket, India recaptured the crown that Kapil Dev and his men first lifted at Lord’s in 1983, and this time they did it in their very own back yard. An iron-willed 97 from Gautam Gambhir was matched for intensity by the finest captain’s innings since Ricky Ponting at Johannesburg eight years ago, as Mahendra Singh Dhoni trumped a poetic century from Mahela Jayawardene to pull off the highest run-chase ever achieved in a World Cup final.

2. Who has been appointed new chief of Film Certification Tribunal ?

– Lalit Bhasin

Noted lawyer Lalit Bhasin has been appointed Chairperson of the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal. “The appointment is for a period of three years.” Mr. Bhasin is also the Vice-President of the Bar Association of India and the Chairman of the Services Export Promotion Council established by the Ministry of Commerce and a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. 

3. Who hits fastest century in Cricket World Cup History ?

– Kevin O’Brien
Kevin O’Brien shocked the mighty England with fastest century in World Cup history ( 50 balls) which helped Ireland to chase the huge total of 327.
4. Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and Union Minister , who died recently on March 04 ?
– Arjun Singh

Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister Arjun Singh, who had served in various capacities including as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, died here on March 04. He was 81.

5. Who has been appointed Singapore’s first army chief ?
Ravider Singh——–——- Chan Chun Sing
Singapore has appointed Brigadier General Ravider Singh as its next Army chief, the first Sikh in 30 years to be given the force’s baton. Singh, 41, takes over from Major-General Chan Chun Sing on March 25.
6. Who has been appointed as new President & CEO of Telecom Company MTS ?
– Andrei Dubovskov appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company.
7. Who is the richest person in the U.S. magazine Forbes annual list ?

– Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu remained the richest person in the world with $ 74 billion in assets

8. Recently Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable missile, what is the name of that missile ?
– Hataf 2
surface-to-surface missile has a range of 111 miles (180 kilometers).
9. who has been elected as Chairman of AMCO.

– Jayshree Venkatraman
10. which city host consumer rights conference 2011 ?
A Two day Conference organised by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission in Delhi on 14 march.
11. who has been appointed as Secretary of NCSC ?
– Ashok Thakur
12. Who becomes the first Indian Officer to be inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’ of US Army War College, Carlisle, USA ?

– General VK Singh
13. Who won the title of Swiss Open 2011 ?

– Saina Nehwal

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal notched up her first title of the year, clinching the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold trophy with a straight-game victory in the summit clash against Ji Hyun Sung of Korea in Switzerland on March 20.

14. Who won doubles’ title in Indian Wells ?

Sania Mirza and her American partner Elena Vesnina clinched their first title in just their third WTA event as a team, lifting the BNP Paribas Open women’s double trophy after upstaging Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shaughnessy here. Sania and Vesnina beat eighth seeds Mattek-Sands and Shaughnessy 6-0 7-5.
15. Who clinches Guinness Record in spelling ?

– Shishir Hathwar
16. Who has been awarded with Abel Prize 2011 ?
– John Willard Milnor

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has chosen one of the living legends of mathematics, John Willard Milnor of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences in the University of Stony Brook, U.S.A, for the award of its prestigious Abel Prize for the year 2011.

17. which Bank named best retail bank in India?
Country’s second largest private lender HDFC bank has won the Asian Banker’s ‘Best Retail Bank in India’ award this year.
18. Who has been appointed Head of CII Southern Region ?
T.T. Ashok
19. Name of the one man committee appointed by the Indian government to look into the 2G spectrum allocation procedures who submitted its report to Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on 31 January 2011?
– Justice Shivraj Patil.

The one-man committee of Justice Shivraj Patil, looking into the 2G spectrum scam has named former telecom minister A Raja for procedural lapses. Former Department of Telecom secretary Sidhartha Behura has also been named in the report along with RK Chandolia, former personal secretary to Raja.

20. Which Indian multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Mumbai announced the acquisition of US-based Columbian Chemicals Company (CCC) recently, the world’s third-largest carbon black entity, for $875 million?
The Aditya Birla Group.

A conglomerate is a combination of two or more corporations engaged in entirely different businesses together into one corporate structure, usually involving a parent company and several (or many) subsidiaries. Often, a conglomerate is a multi-industry company. Conglomerates are often large and multinational.

21. Which teams won the men’s and women’s titles of the sixth edition of the United Phosphorous-sponsored Savio Cup basketball tournament held in Mumbai?
Indian Railways (Men)
Southern Railway (Women)
Shooting for Success, the team from USA, lost 79-91 to Indian Railway in the men’s final. Southern Railway beat Chhattisgarh in the Women’s final. (76-66)
22. One of Indonesia’s hottest pop stars who was given a 3 ½ jail sentence after his homemade sex tapes found their way in the internet and mobile phones?
Nazril Irham.
Nazril Irham is the lead singer of a popular band named ‘Peterpan’ and he is well-known to his fans by the pet name “Ariel”.
23. Five-time Oscar-winning composer who wrote the music for 12 James Bond movies, died recently in New York after a heart attack at the age of 77?
John Barry.

He won Oscars for his compositions for the movies “Born Free” (1966), “The Lion in the Winter” (1968), “Out of Africa” (1985) and “Dances with Wolves” (1990).
He won two Oscars for Born Free (1966), for best score and best song.

24. The Central Bureau of Investigation on February 2, 2011 arrested the former Union Communications and Information Technology Minister and two officers who had worked under him, for their role in the grant of licenses and allocation of 2G spectrum during 2008 in violation of established guidelines and procedures. Name of that minister?
A. Raja.

Mr. Raja, as well as Siddhartha Behura, former Secretary in the Department of Telecommunications, and R.K. Chandolia, who was Private Secretary to the Minister, were arrested by CBI.

25. One of the founders of Infosys Technologies who will take charge as the new CEO of Infosys some time in April, 2011 as part of a regular reshuffle of the top deck?
S.D. Shibulal.
Sibulal will replace the current CEO S Kris Gopalakrishnan.
26. Which Asian country has got 216.6 million US dollars from the International Monetary Fund for strengthening the economy and macro-economic management?
Sri Lanka
27. Who has been appointed as the Secretary of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs of India?
D K Mittal.
28. Champions Trophy Hockey Tournament -2011 will be held in?
New Delhi.
From December 1 to December 11.
29. Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) recently has accused former Pakistan President of assassinating the country’s former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Who is that former president?
Pervez Musharraf.
30. Which state will host the 35th National Games of India?
Kerala, It will be held in 2012.
31. Which country surpassed Japan as the world’s second-largest economy last quarter, capping the nation’s three- decade rise from Communist isolation to emerging superpower?

Japan’s economy was worth $5.474 trillion (£3.414 trillion) at the end of 2010. China’s economy was closer to $5.8 trillion in the same period. According to IMF (International Monetary Fund), World’s 10 biggest economies are USA, China, Japan, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Brazil, Canada and Russia.

32. Who will be the second Judge in independent India to face impeachment for alleged misconduct in misappropriating Rs 42 lakh when he, as a lawyer, had been appointed a receiver by a court of law?
Judge Soumitra Sen, Calcutta High Court judge.

Former Supreme Court Judge Justice V Ramaswami was the first sitting Judge who was impeached. But the impeachment motion had failed in Lok Sabha on May 10, 1993 because of 205 abstentions by then ruling Congress and its allies as against 196 members who voted for impeachment.

33. Former Deputy Editor of Mathrubhumi daily, (a leading news paper of Kerala) who has been chosen for the first Swadeshabhimani-Kesari award instituted by the Kerala government?
T. Venugopal.

The award, instituted in memory of legends in Malayalam journalism Kesari Balakrishna Pillai and Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai, is to recognise outstanding contributions in political, cultural, developmental and journalistic fields.

34. Which country has suspended its annual Antarctic whale hunt following protests from an environmental group?
35. Pakistani singer who was fined Rs.15 lakh by India’s Customs department for the restoration of undeclared foreign currency from them on the IGI airport in Delhi?

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

He and his 16-member group were arrested for allegedly carrying $ 1.24 lakh (around RS 60 lakh) of black foreign currencies in New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport.

36. Who has been re-elected as Uganda’s president for a fourth consecutive five-year term, according to the results of the February 18 presidential election announced by the country’s election commission?
Yoweri Museveni.
37. Who were arrested by the CBI in connection with alleged irregularities in the Rs 107 crore deals inked with a Swiss timing firm on February 22, 2011?
Lalit Bhanot, Former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Secretary General
V. K. Verma, former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee director general.
38. Which country will set a price on carbon emissions (Tax on carbon emission) in 2012 in preparation for a trading program that could begin as early as 2015 aimed at curbing greenhouse gases?
39. The creator and founder of Amar Chitra and Tinkle comics who passed away at the age of 81?
Anant Pai.

Pai launched the Amar Chitra Katha series of Indian comics in 1967 which was an instant hit. In 1980, he launched Tinkle, a children’s anthology, which was started under Rang Rekha Features, India’s first comic and cartoon syndicate that lasted till 1998.

40. According to the Economic Survey which country has the fourth largest foreign exchange reserves?
India had the fourth largest foreign exchange reserves at $297.3 billion at the end of December 2010.
41. First Coast Guard Academy of India would be set up at?
Azheekkal near Kannur in Kerala.
42. Tunisian prime minister who has resigned after renewed violent protests calling for him to step down?
Mohamed Ghannouchi.
43. A member of the Central Water Commission (CWC) who had been appointed as chairman of the coordination committee of the Supreme Court on technical matters in the Mullaperiyar case?
A.K Ganju.

However his inclusion in the committee was opposed by Kerala and hence he was removed from the committee. C D Thatte, will be the new chairman of the coordination committee of technical teams while former chief engineer of the CWC (Central Water Commission)D K Mehta will be the deputy chairman. M K Parameswaran, of the Mullaperiyar Cell, has been included in the coordination committee as Kerala’s representative.

44. The top secret recipe of one of the world’s most popular beverages, Coca Cola, has been revealed by a popular public radio program on February 11, 2011. Name of that program?
“This American Life”.

This American Life (TAL) is a weekly hour-long radio program produced by Chicago Public Radio and hosted by Ira Glass. For 125 years, Coke’s secret recipe has remained one of the most heavily guarded trade secrets in the world.
The drink was created by pharmacist John Pemberton in 1886.

45. List of FICCI Frames Awards 2011
– FICCI-Frames is an annual global convention on the business aspects of the entertainment and media industry. It was organised from March 23-25.

FICCI Frames Excellence International Honour – Jackman (‘X Men’ series)
Decade of Global Achievement Honour – Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan
Best Film of the year – Dabangg
Best Actor award – Shahrukh Khan (`My Name is Khan’)
Best Actress award – Vidya Balan ( Ishqiya )
Best Debutant Award (Male) – Ranveer Singh (Band Baaja Baarat)
Best Debutant (Female) – Sonakshi Sinha (Dabangg)
Best Debut Director trophy – Maneesh Sharma (Band Baaja Baarat)
Best Actor Award (Male) for serial `Pavitra Rishta’ – Sushant Singh Rajput
Best Actor Award (Female) for `Uttaran’ – Rashmi Desai
Most successful non-fiction show of the year – Sony TV’s `Indian Idol 5′
Best General Entertainment Channel Award – Star Plus
Best Radio Channel Award – Radio Mirchi

46. Who has been  chosen as next censor board chief ?

– Leela Samson
47. Who has been appointed as head of Microsoft India ?

– Bhaskar Pramanik
48. How many tigers in India as per latest tiger census 2010 ?

-The Tiger population is estimated at 1706.
49.  Who has been appointed Australia’s New Cricket Captain of Test & ODI team after after embattled Ricky Ponting stepped down after the team’s unceremonious exit from the World Cup 2011 ?

– Michael Clarke

Sports Current Affairs 2011

Current Affairs [March 2011]
ICC WC 2011 off to spectacular start

    • The ICC cricket world cup is on in full swing. The fourteen teams have all played their group stages and 8 teams qualified to the knockout stages. The teams that played in quarterfinals were West Indies, India, England, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Among these only four teams made it to the Semis where Pakistan and India played each other at Mohali and Srilanka and New Zealand played against each other in Colombo. The semi final match between India and Pakistan created unprecedented hype as the two teams have not faced off against each other since Mumbai 26/11 attacks. There was a never before seen rush to get the tickets for the match and people were selling their tickets in black market at astronomical amounts. India and Sri Lanka went on to win their semi finals respectively and face each other in the final on April 02 , 2011.

Levon Aronian wins Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess Championship

    • Levon Aronian has won the 20th and final edition of the Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess Championship held at Monaco. He had earlier also won in 2008 and 2009 respectively. The Armenian grandmaster tied his last round game against Sergey Karjakin and still maintained a one point lead over runner up Magnus Carlsen of Norway. Indian chess grandmaster and World Champion Vishwanath Anand came in at third position. With the 2011 edition the 20 year run of one the Worlds favourite chess events comes to an end and Aronian having won three of the last four editions does come across as a significant achievement.

Saina clinches Swiss Open Grand Prix

    • India’s badminton ace Saina Nehwal won her first title of 2011 with a 21-13, 21-14 victory over South Korean Sung Ji Hyun in the Wilson Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold badminton at Basil on 20/3/2011. It was her second win against the Korean in as many meetings whom she earlier defeated in the Indonesia Open Super Series as well. She reached the quarters of the All England Championship also held earlier this month where she lost to Eriko Hirose of Japan. Riding on her Swiss Open triumph Saina has regained her number three ranking with 69721.2637 points. At first place and second place are Shixian Wang (83506.4) and Yihan Wang (73988.9106) of China respectively.

Djokovic beats Nadal to win Indian Wells title

    • Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to win the BNP Paribas Open title at Calirfonia on 20/3/2011. The Serbian remains undefeated this year whose victories include Australian and Dubai open, has struck a purple patch notching up an impressive 18-0 record in 2011. He now jumps to number two in the ATP rankings pushing Roger Federer to the third place while Rafael Nadal is still at number one with a 14-3 record. Djokovic said “It definitely says good things. I am playing with a lot of confidence. I’m feeling the ball well on the court. I’m very dedicated. I have a big will to win each match. I want to keep on going and keep on playing good tennis.”

Sebastian Vettel wins Australian GP

  • Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel drove a flawless race to win the season opening Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne on 27/3/2011. Starting from pole position Sebastian drove superbly to open more than a two second gap over runner up Lewis Hamilton of Mclaren following the first lap. At third place was Renaults Vitaly Petrov who made his first ever podium finish. Fernando Alonso came in fourth with Australian Mark Webber finishing fifth at the race. They used three stops strategies which was one more than the podium finishers. It was not a good start to the year for Mercedes with both their drivers Michael Shumacher and Nicco Roseberg being forced to retire.

International Current Affairs 2011

Current Affairs [March 2011]
Earthquake and Tsunami strike Japan

    • A powerful earthquake of 8.9 magnitude struck Japan on its north eastern coast on 11/3/2011. The earthquake resulted in a massive tsunami that caused wide scale destruction and loss of thousands of lives. Cars, ships and buildings were all swept away by the rampaging waters of the Tsunami which struck about 400km (250 miles) north-east of Tokyo. The port city of Sendai in Miyagi prefecture was one of the worst affected. Ten metre waves struck the city deluging everything that was part of it-farmlands, cars, buildings, houses etc. Fires broke out in the city following the deluge. A cluster of two to three hundred bodies were found in one part of this city alone. This is the most powerful natural disaster to have struck Japan in its recorded history and is considered 8000 times more powerful than what struck Christchurch in New Zealand earlier this year.
      As of March 30th 2011 according to official estimates the death toll now stands at 11,257 while another 16,344 people are still missing. Many of the survivors who have been displaced have lost all their property to the Tsunami. More than 173,200 people are living in the 2000 evacuation centres in the 17 prefectures mostly in the northern side of the country. Among the worst affected prefectures which are Miyagi, Fukushima and Iwate 146,628 displaced people have been housed in close to 1,245 evacuation centres.

Nuclear Crisis

    • The massive earthquake that struck the north east coast of Japan has resulted in a catastrophic situation at the Fukushima Nuclear power plant. When the earthquake struck they switched off the reactor and where about to use the onsite diesel back up power. The tsunami then struck and the back up power also failed. Hence after losing electric power, that system could not be used. Instead the operators are dumping seawater into the vessel and letting it cool the fuel by boiling. But as it boils, pressure rises too high to pump in more water, so they have to vent the vessel to the atmosphere, and feed in more water, a procedure known as “feed and bleed.” Thousands of people residing in areas close to the plant were evacuated. Over the following days there have been many instance of radiation exposure traced in the vicinity. Radioactive water found in and outside reactor buildings is delaying work to restore cooling functions of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Libyan Uprising

    • Having received inspiration from the revolutions of Egypt and Tunisia the next country to vehemently protest against government autocracy is the North African country of Libya. The public are fighting to bring down Muammar Gaddafi’s 41-year rule and are demanding new leadership and democratic elections. What actually began as a series of peaceful demonstrations took ugly turns when Gaddafi’s army tried to crush protests by using force eventually turning into an all out civil war in the days to come. In a matter of days the uprising had spread to other parts of Libya and Gaddafi was having trouble retaining control over many parts of the country. Gaddafi a harder nut to crack than Mubarak has continued to be on the offensive and refuses to give up power in spite of all the diplomatic pressure, much to the chagrin of his own country men. On 19/3/2011 a multi-state coalition began a military intervention in Libya to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, which was taken in response to the uprising in Libya. The military operations began, with US and British forces firing over 110 Tomahawk cruise missiles, the French Air Force and British Royal Air Force[ undertaking sorties across Libya and a naval blockade by the Royal Navy. Air strikes against Libyan Army tanks and vehicles by French jets have since been confirmed. The situation is far from peaceful and remains to be seen what would be the outcome of the situation in the days to come.

Elizabeth Taylor passes away

  • One of Hollywood’s greatest icons Dame Elizabeth Taylor breathed her last on 23/3/2011 due to congestive heart failure. The 79 year old actress has been in the public eye for six decades having won three academy awards and has acted in over 50 films. The Cleopatra star’s stunning looks, including her famed violet eyes, earned her fans around the globe and her stormy personal life that included eight marriages received as much press interest as some of her best works. She won two Oscars for her performances in “Butterfield 8”(1960) and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966) and a third Oscar for her humanitarian work in 1993. The actress has also battled many health ailments undergoing as much as 20 surgeries during the course of her life. In her later years she was a spokeswoman for several causes, most notably AIDS research.

Current Affairs


73. Women’s Cricket World Cup -2009 won by?
England. They beat New Zealand in the Final by 4 wickets Nicki Shaw was named player of the match and Claire Taylor is the player of the tournament.
The first tournament was held in England in 1973 which also won by England. India never won the World Cup
74. Women’s Cricket World Cup -2009 is held in ?
Next world cup is in 2013 which will be held in India.
75. Who won the Man of the Match award in the first Test between India and New Zealand at Hamilton, New Zealand?
Sachin Tendulkar
76. Name the Hungarian Prime Minister resigned after facing mounting criticism over his government’s handling of the country’s economic crash.

Ferenc Gyurcsany
77. Who is reinstated as chief justice of Pakistani Supreme Court after a series of protests and political turmoil
Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry
78. First elected female state premier in its history of Australia after a vote in Queensland. ?
Anna Bligh
79. Name the Sudanese opposition leader who has been released from prison, having been detained for two months for calling on Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s president, to hand himself over to the International Criminal Court (ICC).?

Hassan al-Turabi
80. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Chief who recently visited India to discuss the security situation in South Asia.?
Leon Penetta
81. Former Indian captain who equalled Mark Waugh’s world record of 181 Test catches in opening day of the first Test against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton?
Rahul Dravid
82. Which country will host the second version of IPL, i.e. IPL-2009?
South Africa
83. Who has been selected for the 18th Aravindan Award instituted by the Chalachithra Film Society?
Marathi film-maker Paresh Mokashi
84. British reality TV star died at the age of 27 with cervical cancer, who became famous after appearing on the UK’s Big Brother reality Show?
Jade Gudi
85. Who won World Boxing Association (WBA) International and World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Inter-Continental lightweight titles in this year?

British boxer Amir Khan
86. Who became Madagascar’s acting president after the army ended a months-long power struggle and swept him to power?

Andry Rajoelina, he is only 34-year-old.
87. Who is appointed as the new chief of the Indian Air Force?
Air Marshal PV Naik
88. Name the computer institute of Kerala which has made an entry into the Limca Book of Records for the largest number of students in a single centre?
Sree Sankaracharya Computer Centre (SSCT), in Kannur district
89. Who has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the United States of America?
Meera Shankar
90. Name the Indian-American who last week was appointed Federal Chief Technology Officer by President Barack Obama

Vivek Kundra,
He was reinstated to his job by Barack Obama at the White House, five days after he went on leave following Federal Bureau of Investigation’s raids at his previous office, in a corruption case related to employees working there. He returned to the job after it became clear that he was not the ‘target of investigations.
91. Name the Indian-American who is appointed as Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs Washington by U.S.President Barack Obama?

Richard Verma
92. Name the Monster like father who held his Daughter as Sex-Slave Prisoner in Cellar for 24 years and gave birth to 7 children?

Joseph Fritzl
93. Country which has been suspended by The African Union from the continental body, saying the replacement of the island nation’s president by an army-backed politician constitutes a coup.
94. Who was unanimously re-elected to North Korea’s rubber-stamp parliament recently?
Kim Jong Il
95. The Russian Mobile Company which launched its CDMA-based mobile services in Kerala circle after Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan?
MTS, (Mobile Tele Systems)
MTS brand is under Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited which is a joint venture company between Sistema (LSE: SSA) of Russia and Shyam Group of India
96. Which Tennis Player has won WTA Player of the Year award-2009?
Serena Williams. This is her Second WTA Player of the Year award. She won the same in 2002.
97. The first person to be certified as a survivor of both US atomic bombings at the end of the Second World War?

Photograph Jemal Countess/ WireImage
Tsutomu Yamaguchi, a 93-year-old Japanese man who was in Hiroshima on a business trip on 6 August 1945 when a US B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on the city.
98. Which Indian will replace football star David Beckham, who has been endorsing Motorola as its global brand ambassador?

It is learnt that Rahman has been paid a whopping Rs.28 Crore for this particular endorsement deal. This makes him the highest paid Indian celebrity for any such product.
99. Who won the 20-20 Cricket series between South Africa and Australia in
South Africa ?

South Africa
(They beat Australia by 2-0).
100. Who is appointed as the Second Deputy Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia?
Prince Naif Bin Abdul Aziz
101. Who are the winners of Indian Open Badminton Title in 2009 ?
Men’s Single Title- Taufik Hidayat (Indonesia)
Women’s Single Title- Pi Hongyan ( France)
102. First national female judge of Dubai?
Judge Ibtisam Rashid Badwawi
103. New Prime Minister of Israel ?
Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel’s Likud party
104. Who is appointed as Administrator of the United Nationals Development Programme(UNDP)?

Helen Clark
105. Who is named to the “Order of Companions of O R Tambo in Gold”, one of the highest state honours of South Africa?

Cuban President Fidel Castro

106. Who is the new Prime Minister of Malaysia ?
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
107. The US billionaire who roared into space aboard a Russian rocket, making history as the first tourist to make the epic journey twice?

Charles Simonyi
108. The country which re-enters NATO’s (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) military command after more than 40 years?

109. Who has been appointed as the new Captain of Sri Lankan Cricket Team?
Kumar Sangakkara
110. Who wins Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best Book Award for Europe and South Asia region ?
Jhumpa Lahiri for her book ‘Unaccustomed Earth’
111. Who purchased Mahatma Gandhi’s personal belongings which include Gandhiji’s iconic round-rimmed spectacles, a pocket watch, a pair of sandals, a plate and bowl and letters of authenticity for USD 1.8 million at an auction in New York from the owner, James Otis?
Vijay Mallya.
112. Palestinian Prime Minister who submitted his resignation in a move that could help usher in a power-sharing deal between Western-backed President Mahmoud Abbas and his rivals in the militant group Hamas?
Salam Fayyad
113. Home Secretary of India?
Gopala Krishna Pillai. He would assume charge after Madhukar Gupta, the present Home Secretary, retires on March 31. At present G.K. Pillai is the Commerce Secretary.
114. The president of Guinea-Bissau, who was assassinated by the military in a retaliatory attack for the killing of the army chief of the volatile and drug-corrupted west African state?.
Jo Bernardo Vieira
115. Fast bowler who has announced his retirement from international cricket after eight years of service for South Africa?
Andre Nel
116. The son of the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath , 46 years after his mother gassed herself while he slept?
Nicholas Hughes
Sylvia Plath with her son Nicholas Hughe. He was only a baby when she committed suicide.