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?

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

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?

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

Current General Knowledge: September 2011

PAK-FA: Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?
3. Which French cement gaint has been allowed to mine for limestone in Meghalaya’s East Khasi hills by Supreme Court?
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?
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?
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?
16. Which social networking site has gained 2nd rank in USA?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
37. Who won the British Grand Prix 2011?
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?
44. Airtel has inked deal with which company for IT solutions to African employees?
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?
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?
54. At what percent did June 2011 inflation close?
55. Which company recently unveiled smallest data center?
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?
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?
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?
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?
69. Which company is eyeing to open its IT centre in Gujarat?
70. Which South American country has surpassed Saudi Arabia in oil reserves?
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


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


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?


Who won the MotoGP German Grand Prix 2011?

Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team)

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


social networking site has gained 2nd rank in USA?

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?

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?

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 

Current Affairs For June 2011

Indian Current Affairs 2011
Current affairs, is the mainstay of the civil service examination, what with one portion of the exam dedicated to general studies. The current affairs of india and international current event affairs, are an important part of the general studies paper, both in the mains and the prelims. At the interview current affairs news rules and decides the rank of the candidate and even whether s/he will get through or not. In such a scenario the coverage of current affairs in india as well as current world affairs, becomes an important part of your preprations.

For the very purpose of getting you ready for the challenge that is Current Affairs In India, we are covering the 2011 current affairs including politics current affair, current affair news, science current affairs, general knowledge current affair, current government affair and international current affairs. Only studying India’s current affairs or political current affairs is not sufficient as you have to cover international events and current affairs along with the Indian current affairs, as well as those in the field of science and sports.

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 :

Current Affairs- May 2011

  • The Movie ‘The Trade of Life’ directed by reclusive U.S. Director Terrence Malick clinched the Palmed ‘Or at the 64th Cannes Film Festival. Palme ‘Or is the most prestigious awards of Cannes film Festival. The movie is a fantastical family drama uniting Brad Pitt and Sean Penn on screen.
  • Red Bull’s Formula one World Champion Sebastian Vettel won Spanish Grand Prix on May 22, 2011. It was his fourth win in five race this season with McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton finishing second in the race.
  • Portuguese star Christiano Ronaldo broke the La Liga goal-scoring record with his 39th and 40 league goals of the season for Real Madrid against on Almeria on May 21, 2011. Ronaldo had his record- breaking goal to overtake the previous best of 38 set by Athletic Bilbao’s Telmo Zarra in 1951 and equaled by Real Madrid’s Mexican legend Hugo Sanchez in 1990.
  • Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raja Gilani inaugurated Pakistan’s nuclear plant at Chashma in Punjab on May 12, 2011. The second unit of Chashma Nuclear power plant – Chasnupp-2 was built in collaboration with China which is expected to produce 330 megawatt of electricity.
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been chosen for the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Wards for International Understanding 2009 for her enormous efforts toward sustainable and equitable development. It was officially announced on May 9, 2011.
  • Formula one World Champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull won the Turkish Grand Prix on May 8, 2011. Australia’s Mark Webber finished second in the race. It was vettel’s 13th career win.
  • Novak Djokovic defeated world No.1 Rafael Nadal to win the Madrid Master of Tennis Championship in May 2011. It was his 32nd Consecutive win of defeat-free 2011 the best season start since John Mc Enroe’s 42 match streak in 1984.
  • The Leaders of two main Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have signed a reconciliation agreement paving the way the for the formation to transitional national unity government by election. The pact was signed in first week of May 2011.


1.Which Indian won four gold medals in Commonwealth Games 2010 ?

– Shooter Gagan Narang

2.who is Man of the Series between India – Australia cricket Series recently held in India ?

– Sachin Tendulkar (403) runs in 2 test match.
3. Former Argentine football star and the last surviving player from the first World Cup in 1930, died recently at the age of 100?
Francisco Varallo.
4. Name of the new book written by famous Physicist Stephen Hawking in which he says that God did not create the universe, because gravity means it would have happened on its own?
The Grand Design.
5. French scientists recently revealed the secret behind the “best free kick” ever in international football which resulted in a stunning goal against France in 1997. The free kick was taken by a Brazilian Player. Who is he?

Roberto Carlos.

Carlos’ free kick from 115ft in the Tournai de France, which seemingly headed for the corner flag but suddenly curved like a banana to land in the net, has been written off by many as only an incredible lucky chance. Even the French goalkeeper Fabien Barthez made no move thinking it would go safely clear. The physicists computed the trajectory and decided it was all down to a phenomenon known as the ‘spinning ball spiral’.

6. The University of Alberta based in Edmonton, Canada will honor an Indian agriculture scientist with an honorary doctorate to recognize his contribution to food security in the world. Name of that Indian Scientist?
M. S. Swaminathan.
7. Who is the first sportsperson who was conferred an Indian Air Force (IAF) Honorary Group Captain?

Sachin Tendulkar.

He is also the first individual to receive the Indian Air Force (IAF) Honorary Group Captain from a non-aviation background. He was taken into the Indian Air Force as the brand ambassador of Indian Air Force by the IAF Air Chief Marshal PV Naik.

8. The 18-year-old fast bowler from Pakistan who is removed from the list of nominees for the ICC’s emerging player of the year 2010 award due to spot-fixing allegations against him?
Mohammad Amir.
Another Pakistan bowler Mohammad Asif is also removed from the list of nominees for the ICC’s test player of the year due to spot-fixing allegations against him.
9. Which country approved fresh economic sanctions against Iran on September 3, 2010 after the United Nations asked Tokyo to tighten restrictions against Tehran over its controversial nuclear enrichment program?
10. Name of the 2-year-old Indonesian boy who smoked up to 40 cigarettes a day, recently quit his habit after a month-long rehabilitation?
Ardi Rizal

The child’s parents allowed the boy to smoke because he throws tantrums and hits his head against the wall when they refuse to give him a cigarette. After a month of rehabilitation, Ardi Rizal is now free from his addicting habit. Kak Seto, the psychologist, used childhood play therapy to bring the boy back to health.

11. Name of the 15 year boy who has been offered a place at Britain’s prestigious Cambridge University?

Arran Fernandez.

He was educated at home by his father, Neil. He was offered an undergraduate place at Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam College after passing the university’s entrance exam. He would be the youngest Cambridge undergraduate since William Pitt the Younger, who became prime minister, attended at the same age in 1773.

12. Name of the three Pakistan Cricket players who have been suspended by International Cricket Council (ICC) due to Lord’s spot-fixing outrage, under the provisions of the Anti-Corruption Code?
Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif.
13. Name of the apex body constituted by Indian Government for the welfare of tribals in the country?
National Council for Tribal Welfare (NCTW).

NCTW headed by Prime Minister, would have 18 members, including the Ministers of Tribal Affairs; Finance; Agriculture; Home Affairs; Health & Family Welfare; Environment & Forests; Human Resource Development (HRD); Rural Development; Woman and Child Development; Culture; Mines; Coal and Power; the Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission; Chief Ministers of Schedule V and Schedule VI States; two experts to be nominated by the Prime Minister for a period of two years and Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, as Member Secretary.

14. Who is appointed as India’s 14th Central Vigilance Commissioner?
He is the former secretary of telecom.
15. Eggs and shoes were hurled at Tony Blair (former British Prime Minister) by anti-war activists, in Dublin (Ireland) where he was signing copies of his new book. What is the name of that book?
”A Journey”
His autobiography ”A Journey” details his accounts of life in the Downing Street, including the Iraq war and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
16. The Basque separatist group which has declared a permanent ceasefire in Spain recently?
Eta is blamed for killing more than 800 people in its four-decade fight for independence for the Basque region of northern Spain and south-west France.
17. Name of the cruise missile which was successfully test-fired recently as part of trials by the Indian Army from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur off Orissa coast?

The missile can fly at 2.8 times the speed of sound carrying conventional warheads up to 300 kg for a range of 290 km and can effectively engage ground targets from an altitude as low as 10 metres. Developed in a joint venture with Russia, the sophisticated BrahMos cruise missile is capable of being launched from submarines, ships, aircraft and land based Mobile Autonomous Launchers (MAL).

18. Indian athlete who smashed Shiny Wilson’s 15-year-old national record en route to fifth place in the 800 metres at the Continental Cup athletics meet in Split, Croatia?
Tintu Luka.
19. Pakistan batsman Yasir Hameed, who played with the Pakistan team in the Test series against England, allegedly told a British tabloid newspaper that some of his teammates were cheats. Name of that news paper which came out with the sting operation on Pakistan cricketers?
“News of the World”
20. Indian nuclear scientist and a chemical engineer, who remained the head of Atomic Energy Commission of India during India’s first nuclear test in Pokhran in 1974 died recently at the age of 86?
Homi N. Sethna

Sethna was the director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) during 1966-72, when the plan for the construction of India’s largest research reactor, Dhruva was conceived.

21. Name of the planned robotic spacecraft by NASA to probe the outer corona of the sun which will approach to within 8.5 solar radii (5.9 million kilometers) to the surface of the sun?
Solar Probe Plus.

With a proposed launch date of 2018, Solar Probe Plus will carry a variety of scientific instruments to measure the solar wind and the Sun’s magnetic field. The space craft will also sport a new carbon-composite heat shield capable of withstanding over 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit. The new shield will protect the probe from both heat and radiation as it makes the closest-ever approach to our Sun.

22. Which country has decided to extend the life spans of the country’s 17 nuclear plants by an average of 12 years while alternative energy sources are developed?
23. About 26 persons were killed in the twin-illicit toddy tragedy (Hooch Tragedy) in a district in Kerala on September 2010. Which is that district?
24. All India trade unions called for general strike on September 7, 2010 against the “anti-people policies of the Indian Government.” On the same day itself, a public sector nationwide general strike took place in a European country to protest the government’s efforts to reform the pension system. Which is that country?
25. Who has been officially declared as the shortest living man by Guinness World Records?

Edward Nino Hernandez (Columbia)
This 24-year old man is only 68.6 cm tall and weighs 10 kg.
26. South Indian actor who died at Chennai on 8th September 2010 due to massive heart attack?

Murali, son of Kannada film director G.Siddalingiah, started his acting career in Kannada films. His first Tamil film was “Poovilangu.” directed by Amirjan. After the success of the film he did “Pagal Nilavu” which was the first Tamil film of director Mani Rathnam. Some of his hit films are “Puthu Vasantham”, “Porkalam”, “Vetri Kodi Kattu”, “Poomani”, “En Asai Machan”, “Anandam” and “Samuthiram.” He got an award from the State government for his acting in director Bharathiraja’s “Kadal Pookkal”.

27. Who is named as the Chairman of Hotel Leela Venture Ltd, an Indian hotel company based in Mumbai?
Vivek Nair.

Dinesh Nair is likely to take over as vice chairman.
The hotel company which has six deluxe hotels, located in Mumbai, Bangalore, Kovalam, Udaipur, Goa and Gurgaon was founded by C. P. Krishnan Nair. Vivek Nair is the eldest son of Captain Nair,

28. Man of the Match winners of 20-20 Cricket series between Pakistan and England held in England.

Man of the match of First 20-20 Cricket International played on 5th September 2010:
Michael Yardy (England). He scored 35 runs (26 balls) and took 1 wicket.
Result: England beat Pakistan by 5 wickets.
Man of the match of Second 20-20 Cricket International played on 7th September 2010:
Tim Bresnan. (England) He took 3 wickets for 10 runs.
Result: England beat Pakistan by 6 wickets.
England won the series 2-0.

29. Which country’s parliament has recently approved constitutional reforms which will enable its President to seek a third term and will give him sweeping powers over formerly independent institutions?
Sri Lanka.
30. The state of U.S.A which has banned foreign outsourcing to countries like India in a wave of protectionism in the economic crisis?
Ohio State.
31. One of the most successful woman weightlifters in India who has tested positive a second time in the doping test during the trials for the Delhi Commonwealth Games?
Sanamacha Chanu

Chanu, who won three gold at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester gets life ban after testing positive during the trials for the Delhi Commonwealth Games. Chanu had earlier tested positive, for a diuretic, at the Athens Olympics in 2004.

32. Legendary veteran film producer from Andhra Pradesh who has been conferred the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for 2009?
Dr. D. Rama Naidu.
The award consists of a Swarna Kamal, a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakhs and a shawl.
33. Malayalam film actor, screenwriter and director who has acted in around 50 films and directed a dozen of Malayalam movies, passed away recently due to kidney-related diseases?

Venu Nagavally.

Venu’s first movie as a director was Sukhamo Devi (1986). Later he directed the super hit movies Lal Salam, Aey Auto, Aayirappara etc. Venu has also written scripts for a few movies including the Priyadarshan directed blockbuster movie Kilukkam. His first movie as a script writer was “Ee Ganam Marakkumo”.

34. Bharatiya Janata Party leader who was sworn in as Chief Minister of Jharkhand for the third time at the Raj Bhavan on 11-09-2010?
Arjun Munda.
Hemant Soren and Sudesh Mahto were sworn in as Deputy Chief Ministers.
35. Who won the US Open men’s doubles title-2010 beating India’s Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan in final(7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-4) ?
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan
36. Man of the Match winners of ODI cricket Series (5 matches) between England and Pakistan held in England.

Man of the match of First ODI Cricket played on Sep 10, 2010:
Steve Davies (England). He scored 87 runs (67 balls)
Result: England beat Pakistan by 24 runs
Man of the match of Second ODI Cricket played at Leeds on Sep 12, 2010:
Andrew Strauss (England). He scored 126 runs (134 balls)
Result: England beat Pakistan by 4 wickets.
Man of the match of Third ODI Cricket played at Kennington Oval, London on Sep 17, 2010:
Umar Gul (Pakistan). He took 6 wickets for 42 runs.
Result: Pakistan beat England by 23 runs
Man of the match of Fourth ODI Cricket played at Lord’s, London on Sep 20, 2010:
Abdul Razzaq (Pakistan). He scored 44 runs from 20 balls.
Result: Pakistan beat England by 38 runs.
Man of the match of Fifth ODI Cricket played at Southampton on Sep 22, 2010:
Eoin Morgan (England). He scored 107 runs from 101 balls.
Result: England beat Pakistan by 121 runs.
Series Result: England won the series 3-2.

37. Who won the Player of the Series Award in the ODI cricket series between Pakistan and England held in England?
Andrew Strauss
38. Who became the first Indian wrestler to win a gold medal in the World Wrestling Championship in Moscow by beating Russia’s Gogaev Alan in the final match?

Sushil Kumar.
39. On September 5, 2010, the U.S. Postal Service issued a 44-cent stamp commemorating a Roman Catholic nun who served the sick and destitute of India for nearly 50 years. Name of that nun?

Mother Teresa.

The U.S. Postal Service’s Mother Teresa stamp was released on September 5, 2010, the 13th anniversary of Mother Teresa’s death, designed by award-winning artist Thomas Blackshear II. Mother Teresa was made an honorary U.S. citizen in 1996. She founded the Missionaries of Charity in 1950 and won Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

40. The celebrated French film director and a founding father of the Nouvelle Vague (New Wave) movement who died recently at the age of 80?
Claude Chabrol.
Chabrol is best known for 1960s and 70s thrillers such as ‘The Unfaithful Wife’, ‘The Butcher’ and ‘This Man Must Die’.
41. Which country won Women’s Hockey World Cup 2010 defeating Netherlands in final?

Argentina beat Netherlands by 3-1 in the final. Carla Rebecchi scored well in both halves and Noel Barrionuevo converted Argentina’s first penalty corner into goal. England won the third place, defeating Germany by 2-0. India scored ninth position in the women world cup championship.

42. Who won U.S. open 2010 Women singles title defeating Russian Tennis star Vera Zvonareva in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 in final?
Kim Clijsters.
She became the first ever woman to clinch the two consecutive title since Venus Williams.
43. Spanish Ferrari driver and two-time world champion who won the Italian Grand Prix (Formula One title)?
Fernando Alonso.
This is his third Formula One title of the season.
44. Who has been selected as the Best Indian Footballer of the Year-2010 by the Football Players Association of India?

Muhammed Rafi (Kerala).

Odafe Onyeka Okolie of Nigeria was crowned the best foreign footballer.
Jaoquim Abranches was named to the young player’s award and his coach Armando Colaco was the best coach. National team goalkeeper Subrata Paul, who plays for Pune FC, won the fans’ player award.

45. Which country won their first world championship basketball title since 1994 with a 81-64 victory over Turkey in Istanbul?
It was America’s fourth world crown and comes two years after they won the Olympic title in Beijing.
46. The second round of direct peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) was held at?
The Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) on 14 September, 2010.
47. Who became the 3rd person to complete a Career Golden Slam and the 16th Person to complete the Career Grand Slam with the U.S .Open Men’s title 2010 win?
Rafael Nadal.

He won the U.S .Open Men’s title 2010 beating Novak Djokovic in final. Nadal now holds 9 Grand Slam titles winning 5 French Opens, 2 Wimbledons, 1 Australian Open and 1 US Open.
Career Golden Slam Winners: Rafael Nadal, Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf.
Key: Winning all four Grand Slam tournaments during a career is termed a Career Grand Slam, while winning all four Grand Slam tournaments and the Olympic Gold in Tennis during a career is termed as a Career Golden Slam.

48. Who won U.S. Open women’s doubles title defeating American Liezel Huber and Nadia Petrova of Russia (2-6 6-4 7-6) in the final?
Vania King (U.S.A) and Yaroslava Shvedova (Kazakhstan).
49. Voters of which country recently approved constitutional reforms which will help its candidacy for the European Union?
50. Winners of 57th National Film Awards:

National Film Awards-2010 which is presented to the best of Indian Cinema released during the year 2009 was announced on 15th September-2010
Amitabh Bachchan won the award for Best Actor for his outstanding performance in the film “Paa”. This is his third national award. Actress Anannya Chatterjee won the best actress award for her role in the Bengali film “Abohoman”. Malayalam film “Kutty Srank” directed by Shaji. N.Karun won 6 awards.
The full list of the Winners at the 57th National Film Awards is given below.

Best Actor – Amitabh Bachchan (Paa)
Best Actress – Ananya Chatterjee (Abohoman)
Best Director – Rituparno Ghosh (Abohoman)
Best Film – Kutty Srank (Malayalam)
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment – 3 Idiots
Nargis Dutt award for Best Film with Social Message – Delhi-6
Best Children’s Film – Putaani Party (kannada) Keshu(Malayalam)
Best Screen Play: Harikrishnan, PF Mathews(Kutty Srank-Malayalam)
Best Music – Amit Trivedi (Dev D)
Best Playback Singer (Male) – Rupam Islam (Mahanagar)
Best Playback Singer (Female) – Nilanjana Sarkar (Housefull)
Best Background Score – Illayaraja(Film-Pazhassiraja)
Best Lyrics Award – Swanand Kirkere (Behti Hawa Sa -3 Idiots)
Best Supporting Actor – Farooque Sheikh (Lahore)
Best Supporting Actress – Arundhati Naag (Paa)
Best Film on Social Awareness – Well Done Abba
Best Cinematography – Anjali Shukla (Kutty Srank)
Best Choreography – K Shivashankar (Magadheera)
Best Audiography – Resul Pookutty (Pazhassi Raja (film))
Best Special Effects – Kamal Kannan (Magadheera)(Telugu)

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