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Current Affairs July 2010 - 4

People

Mumbaikar Akanksha Sarda becomes first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the International Physics Olympiad

Mano Menezes succeeds Carlos Dunga as Brazil coach and the offer has been accepted by Brazil football federation

Mr.Noel Tata to succeed Mr.Ratan Tata as chairman of the Tata Group to take over as Managing Director of Tata International

Mr.Ravi Kant, Vice-Chairman of Tata Motors has been appointed as an Advisor to Jaguar Land Rover


Business

Central Bank of India has launched online remittance facility, CentFast2India, for remitting funds online from USA to India

UIDAI has selected Accenture, Mahindra Satyam-Morpho and L1 Identity Solutions to implement the core biometric identification system in for the 'Aadhaar' programme


Science

India successfully tests ballistic missile interceptor from a defence base in Orissa at Chandipur on sea shore of Balasore


Award

HDFC Bank has won the Celent Model Bank 2010 award for its loan origination system for which the bank uses Nucleus Software's FinnOne product

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit to be awarded Lokmanya Tilak award for her contribution to the progress of people and the country

India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has been selected from the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award which will be given on August 29th 2010 by the President Pratibha Patil

Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank(KVGB) has been awarded by the Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises(CGTMSE) for highest coverage with respect to loans granted to micro,small and medium enterprises

Kerala Tourism's global consumer travel site, www.keralatourism.org has been awarded the prestigious PATA gold Award 2010, to be given away on September 17th at the PATA Travel Mart in Macau
2010 PATA Awards: Attracted 200 entries from 80 organistations and individuals worldwide


Sports


Suresh Raina becomes 12th Indian to get Test hundred on debut

Sri Lanka-India Micromax Cup 2010, 2nd Test ends in a draw

Food

Which country is considered as 'birthplace' of Pizza?
Itlay

What is the most widely cultivated fruit in the world?
Apples

Which famous sporting event would you be at if you were eating strawberries and cream?
The Wimbledon Tennis Tournament

Which is the only family of fruit that does not ripen after plucking?
Citrus fruits(Oranges,Tangerines etc.)

If you are eating 'lentil pufffs', what would you be eating?
Dal puris

What are popularly referred to by westernized Indian's as 'G-Jams'?
Gulab Jamuns

What are the two main ingredients in a finger bowl?
Water and a slice of lime

Which fruit was once known as a 'love apple'?
Tomato

What is usually put in bread to make it swell?
Yeast

Which ice-cream sounds as if it is named after a day of the week?
Sundae

Temples of India

Where did India's first 'temple transplant' take place?
Srisailam

Which monolithic temple took 100 years to carve and is a part of the Ellora complex?
Kailash

Where were the star-shaped temples built during 11th and 14th centuries?
Belur, Halebid and Somnathpur

Which temple constructed in the 12th century was conceived as a chariot with 12 pairs of wheels and 7 horses?
The Sun Temple of Konark

Where are the beautiful 13th century Dilwara temple?
Mount Abu in Rajasthan

Name the temple which runs the largest kitchen in the country.
Jagnnath temple at Puri

Name the only temple, where Lord Shiva is worshipped as Nataraja, the Cosmic Dancer.
Chidambaram Temple

Name the poet whose verses are the only text used in Jagannath Temple.
Jayadeva

Mark the correct meaning - 2

Volatile

i) elusive
ii) loose
iii) happiness
iv) deceitful

Audacious

i) crazy
ii) useless
iii) foolish
iv) bold

Badger

i) decorate
ii) to slap
iii) exhaust
iv) pester

Glib

i) loud
ii) friendly
iii) loud
iv) awkward

Ocular

i) unexpected
ii) real
iii) insurmountable
iv) pertaining to the eye

Baffling

i) long
ii) puzzling
iii) simple
iv) none of these

Paternity

i) knowledge
ii) motherhood
iii) fatherhood
iv) none of these

Stodgy

i) stunted
ii) sturdy
iii) dull
iv) intelligent

Loquacious

i) homely
ii) talkative
iii) sweet
iv) beautiful

Haggle

i) wrangle
ii) wrestle
iii) cheat
iv) both i) and ii)

Constitution of India - 2

The Emergency can be proclaimed by
i) The President ii) Parliament iii) Prime Minister iv) Law Minister

Which Article deals with Amendment to our Constitution?
i) 365 ii) 366 iii) 370 iv) 368

Which article deals with the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir?
i) 370 ii) 356 iii) 368 iv) 372

Which article deals with Emergency?
i) 368 ii) 356 iii) 370 iv) 372

President of India cannot
i) address the Parliament ii) dissolve the Lok Sabha iii) be a member of the Parliament iv) summon the Parliament

Who enjoys the legislative powers?
i) Council of Ministers ii) President iii) Prime Minister iv) Parliament

The Chief Justice of a High Court is appointed by
i) The Chief Minister ii) The Prime Minister iii) The President iv) The Governor

The Governor is appointed by
i) Law Minster ii) The President iii) The Prime Minister iv) Chief Minister

The Governor has discretionary power
i) Yes ii) No

The term of office of the Governor is
i) 4 years ii) 6 years iii) 3 years iv) 5 years

Current Affairs Assam

State
Assam
Capital
Dispur
Official/Spoken language
Assame
High Court
Guwahati
State day
21st Jan
Districts
27
State Animal
One Horn Rhinoceros
State Bird
White fan Duck


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Current Affairs Arunachal Pradesh

State
Arunachal Pradesh
Capital
Itanagar
High Court
Guwahati
State day
20th February
Districts
14
State Animal
Takin
State Bird
Pikak-faizent

Current Affairs July 2010 - 3

People

P.T.Usha(to head panel for Khel Ratna and Arjuna awards) has been named chairperson of the selection committee for 2010's National Sports award

Hockey icon Ashok Kumar to head the panel to pick the Dronacharya Awards

Samta Kumari, a 28 year old of Uttar pradesh becomes 5th woman train engine driver in India

Rudi Koertzen (108 Tests, 209 ODI's and 14 T20I's) to officiate in final Test match where Pakistan take on Australia in the MCC Spirit of Cricket Test match at Headingley, Leeds

Apoorva singh has been appointed as Senior Vice President and Global Head - Infrastructure Management Services for Patni Computer Systems

Former captain Pragat Singh of Indian hockey team files nomination for Hockey India President post


Event/Business

Airbus has selected India's private aerospace engineering firm Quest as its preferred supplier of aircrafts parts

2nd Edition Hyderabad Auto show, four-day event to be held from July 22nd to July 25th 2010 got underway at the Hyderabad International Convention centre(HICC)


Sports

India thrashes France 6-0 in the second hockey Test and takes a lead of 2-0 in the three-match series in Paris

Pune to host 2010 World Billiards Chamionship

Jason Gillespie to coach Kwekwe-based MidWest Rhinos in Zimbabwe

Mir Ranjan Negi former goal keeping coach of India's Women's Hocket team to Coach Indian Women Hockey Team

Ponting becomes 2nd batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to score 12,000 Test runs against Pakistan


South African Cricketer of the Year Award

Hashim Amla named Test Cricketer and South African Cricketer of the year

AB de Villiers was named 'ODI Cricketer of the Year'

Charl Langeveldt received 'International Pro20 Cricketer of the Year' award

Ryan McLaren received Newcomer of the Year Award


Technology

Nick lee a 15-year-old created an iPhone application which connects to the Internet for free but the very app is no longer available or suspended.

Microsoft to launch its own hands-free Kinect console in November, to be priced at $150

Facebook account, limits to 5000 pals

Second Six Core i7-970 processor priced at $885 which uses 32 nanometer manufacturing process to run at 3.2Ghz comprising of 12MB of L3 cache has been launched by Intel

Zen mobiles brings Z82, India's first QWERTY handset with Analog TV and Dual sim(GSM+GSM) priced at Rs.4,799

Constitution of India

Constitution has been divided into
i) 21 parts ii) 11 parts iii) 24 parts iv) 15 parts

The Fundamental Rights have been incorporated in part
i) IV ii) III iii) II iv) VI

Right to freedom guarantees
i) 2 rights ii) 4 rights iii) 8 rights iv) 7 rights

Can Fundamental Rights be amended?
i) Yes ii) No

Are Fundamental Rights justiciable?
i) Yes ii) No

Are Directive Principles of State Policy justiciable?
i) Yes ii) No

India is
i) a Unitary State ii) a Federation iii) a Union of States iv) Quasi-Federal

Prohibition is a
i) Union subject ii) Concurrent subject iii) State subject iv) None of these

If a man is denied freedom of movement, it means denial of
i) Natural liberty ii) Political liberty iii) Economic liberty iv) Civil liberty

National Flag of India was presented on behalf of
i) Indian National Congress ii) The children of India iii) The people of India iv) The women of India

General Knowledge for School Kids - 6

What is the breathing rate in human beings?
i) 180 times/min ii) 50 times/min iii) 16 times/min iv) 75 times/min

The white portion of the egg is made of
i) Carbohydrates ii) Protein iii) Fat iv) Vitamins

The outer wall in the seed coat is called
i) Epidermis ii) Tegmen iii) Testa iv) None of these

The slight yellowish color of cow's milk is due to the presence of
i) Carotene ii) Riboflavin iii) Ribulose iv) Xanthophyll

The largest artery in the body is
i) Renal artery ii) Gastric artery iii) Pulmonary artery iv) Aorta

The weight of an adult human heart is
i) 500gms ii) 300gms iii) 50gms iv) 100gms

Clove, The commonly used spice is obtained by
i) Flower bud ii) Fruit iii) Bark iv) Root

The enzyme produced in Liver is
i) Plasma ii) Amino acid iii) Bile iv0 Glycogen

The most common carbohydrate found in a fruit is
i) Fructose ii) Cellulose iii) Maltose iv) Glucose

Which of the following is not an insect?
i) Housefly ii) Honeybee iii) Spider iv) Firefly

General Knowledge for School Kids - 5

What is the traditional Japanese Wrestling called?
i) Mosu ii) Karate iii) Sumo iv) Judo

Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles are the events contested in which sport?
i) Swimming ii) Fencing iii) Wrestling iv) Tennis

When was the First Modern Olympic Games played?
i) 1900 ii) 1891 iii) 1856 iv) 1896

Which of the following is not associated with cricket?
i) Durand Cup ii) Prudential Trophy iii) Ranji Trophy iv) Duleep Trophy

Which country has won the most soccer world cups?
i) Italy ii) Brazil iii) Uruguay iv) Argentina

Who is the first Indian to score a Test Century?
i) Mohinder Amarnath ii) Vijay Manjrekar iii) Polly Umriger iv) C.K.Naidu

Which is the national game of China?
i) Sumo Wrestling ii) Chess iii) Table Tennis iv) Karate

At what height is the ring of the basket ball is fixed?
i) 15 feet ii) 10 feet iii) 12 feet iv) 8 feet

In Which year did Wimbeldon Championship start?
i) 1900 ii) 1887 iii) 1880 iv) 1910

Music Academy Awards 2010

"Bombay Sisters" C.Saroja and C.Lalitha to receive the prestigious Sangita Kalanidhi Award

Suguna Varadachari, vocalist and Radha, dance guru to receive Sangita Kala Acharya Award

Vocalists Manakkal S.Rangarajan and Parassala Ponnammal to receive T.T.K.Award

R.Sathyanarayana to be conferred with Musicologist Award

Violinist Radha Narayanan to be awarded with Pappa Venkataramiah Award


Note: This is the 2nd time the Sangita Kalanidhi award has been given to a duo after Sikkil sisters who received it in the year 2002

General Knowledge for School Kids - 4

According to the Preamble of the Indian Constitution, India is a _________
i) Sovereign, Democratic and Republic ii) Sovereign, Secular and Republic iii) Sovereign, Socialist and Republic iv) Sovereign, Democratic, Republic, Secular and Socialist

The Judges of the High Court are appointed by the _______
i) Chief Justice of India ii) Prime Minister of India iii) Governor of the State iv) President of India

The Election process is supervised by _______
i) The Chief Election Commissioner ii) The President iii) The Chief Justice iv) The Prime Minister

When was the First General Election held in India?
i) 1947-48 ii) 1952-53 iii) 1951-52 iv) 1954-55

The maximum strength of Lok Sabha is ________
i) 540 ii) 542 iii) 550 iv) None of these

Who is the head of Municipal Corporation?
i) Corporator ii) Mayor iii) Commissioner iv) Collector

The Sarpanch is the head of _________
i) Panchayat Samiti ii) Gram Panchayat iii) Zilla Panchayat iv) Panchayat

The minimum age to cast a vote in India is ____
i) 21 ii) 18 iii) 16 iv) 17

The Zilla Parishad Chairman is directly elected by ______
i) Samithi Presidents ii) Members of Zilla Parishad iii) Voters of the Districts iv) The Panchayat

Which one of the following is not a Union territory?
i) Chandigarh ii) Diu Daman iii) Pondicherry iv) Jaipur

Tendulkar Opus

'Tendulkar Opus' to have Sachin Tendulkar's blood in it which will be released in February 2010 to coincide with the Cricket World Cup 2010

'Tendulkar Opus' at a glance

Book to contain 852 pages edged with gold leaf

10 pre-ordered copies of books weighing 37kgs and measuring half a meter square to be sold at $75,000

Sachin's saliva to be used to create his DNA profile and to be printed on a two-metre gatefold in the book

Proceeds from the sale of the 10 copies will go to Tendulkar's charitable foundation to help build a school in Mumbai

1,000 more copies to be published at cost of $2,000 to $3,000

Smaller edition of the book at cost of $200 to $300

Publisher

Karken Media's chief executive Karl Fowler

Current Affairs Andhra Pradesh

State
Andhra Pradesh
Capital
Hyderabad
Official/Spoken language
Telugu, Urdu
High Court
Hyderabad
State day
1st November
Districts
23
State Animal
Chausinga
State Bird
Ghausar-Havasill

Current Affairs July 2010 - 2

Innovation

Bangalore-based firm, Hidden Reflex launches first Indian web browser 'Epic' based on the Mozilla platform


Award

Radha Charan Gupta to be awarded Kenneth O.May Prize for his work on the History and development of (trignometry)Mathematics in India at International Congress Mathematicians meet to be held in Hyderabad from 19th to 27th Auguast 2010


People

IIT post-graduate D.Udaya Kumar's design for Rupee with Devanagari 'Ra' and Roman Capital 'R' without stem has been chosen as Indian rupee symbol

R.M.Malla has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of IDBI Bank for a period of 3 years

Mr.Sunil Rekhi has been appointed as Deputy Chief Financial Officer by Car-maker Nissan India

Mr.Suresh Kandukuri has been appointed as the Sales Director of Cyberstar Infocom whose business is to distribute IT products

Noted Saxophonist Manohari Singh passes away at the age of 79

MS Dhoni signs Rs.200 crore deal with Rhiti Sports

Imran Khan becomes fourth Pakistani to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Friedrich Froeschl to replace Andy Mattes as Chairman for Mphasis, an Information Technology and BPO Company

Mr.Chandra Bhushan Paliwal takes over as the Chief Vigilance Officer of SAIL

Mr.Shalabh Jain has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer for the Asia Business unit by Firstsource Solutions

Ms.Krithiga Reddy has been appointed as Director of online Operations and Mr.Manoj Varghese Director of user operations by Facebook to mark the launch of its India operations at Hyderabad


Business

Mercedes Launches Super sports car SLS AMG in India


Science

ISRO launches PSLV-C15 with 5 satellites and remote sensing Cartosat-2B and Studsat built by engineering students of Andra Pradesh and Karnataka


Sports

Spain beat Holland 1-0 to win maiden FIFA World Cup

India beat Belgium 3-2 in the second hockey Test in Antwerp


Technology

Google to launch 'Google Me' a Facebook competitor

160GB PS3 and PSP to be launched in October

General Knowledge for School Kids - 3

Natural rubber is made from a white liquid called _____
i) Milk ii) Latex iii) Resin iv) Sap

Rusting of iron is a
i) Physical change ii) Reversible Change iii) Chemical Change iv) No Change

The Chemical name of baking soda is ______
i) Calcium Carbonate ii) Sodium Chloride iii) Sodium Carbonate iv) Sodium-bi-carbonate

Which is the best conductor of current among liquids?
i) Water ii) Mercury iii) Milk iv) Alcohol

Which acid is formed when milk is converted into curd?
i) Tartaric acid ii) Sulphuric acid iii) Lactic acid iv) None of these

Which is the softest allotropic form of carbon?
i) Diamond ii) Graphite iii) Charcoal iv) Coke

Which metal is mixed with gold to make ornaments?
i) Zinc ii) Silver iii) Aluminium iv) Copper

Which element is not used as fertilizer?
i) Phosphorous ii) Potassium iii) Lead iv) Nitrogen

The solid form of CO2 is called as _____
i) Dry ice ii) Carbonic acid iii) Carbon suboxide iv) None of these

Which element is also known as wolfram?
i) Uranium ii) Tungsten iii) Iron iv) Oxygen

Computer - 5

Desktop Keyboard Commands (Windows XP)

Help
F1
Rename the selected Item
F2
Search for Files and Folders
F3
Refresh Active Window
F5
Select Another Item
Arrow keys
Select All Items on Desktop
Ctlr+A
Copy an Object
Ctrl+C
Cut an Object
Ctrl+X
Paste an Object
Ctrl+V
Undo the Last Command
Ctrl+Z
Open the currently Selected Object
Enter
Display the Properties
of the Selected Item
Alt+Enter
Open the Start Menu
Ctrl+Esc or
Windows key
Open a Right-Click Menu
Shift+F10
Close an Open Menu
Esc
Minimize All Open Windows
Windows+M
Open Windows Explorer
Windows+E
Shift Focus to a different
Open Window
Alt+Tab
Move the Selected Item to the
Recycle Bin
Delete
Delete the currently selected item
Shift+Delete
Shut Down the currently
Active Window
Alt+F4
Open Task Manager
Ctrl+Alt+Del

National Emblems - 2

Israel
Candelabrum
Iran
Rose
Chile
Candor and Huemul
The Netherlands
Lion
Norway
Lion
Nepal
Kukri
Poland
Eagle
Belgium
Lion
Russia
Double headed Eagle
Lebanon
Cedar Tree
Sudan
Secretary Bird

Business Quiz - 2

'Khao Lite Jiyo Lite' - the ad line of Nature Fresh edible oil is a product of which company?
Cargill Food

'Ideas for Life' is ad line of which electronic gaint?
Panasonic

'We deliver Mumbai' is the ad line of which newspaper daily?
Midday

The Mittal Group of Industries merged with which major business entity and gave the tag line
'Transforming Tomorrow'?
Arcelor

Which companies ad line was 'Geography is History'?
Iridium

'Lets Reach for the Sun' is the ad line of which company/group of companies?
Aditya Birla Group

'Your Style. Your Store.' is the base line of which company?
Lifestyle International

'Life is One incredible Journey' is the baseline of which magazine?
Outlook Traveller

'It's time to move on' is the tagline of which company?
Aircel

The ad line 'Life's A Journey' is associated with which company?
Samsonite

Innovation for India Awards 2010


Category
Company Name
Reason
Business
Reliance Industries Ltd.
Deep Water Oil and Gas Exploration(KGD6)
Business
Tutor Vista Global India Pvt. Ltd.
Converting face to face personalized tutoring into a virtual personalized service
Business for Social
Tata Chemicals
and TERI
Greening of Malara: Solid waste Dump Site
Social
GOONJ
Channelizing all kinds of reusable material as a powerful resource for villages
Social
PRS Legislative Research
All credible information on Parliament and Legislation for MP's, Journalists and Citizens groups are made available on the PRS site
Public Services
Government of Gujarat
Jyotigram Yojana - Power and Irrigation Reform
Public Service
Defence Institute of High Altitude Research
(DIHAR)
DIHAR has brought army and local inhabitants together to implement as inclusive model for socio-economic development of Ladkh
Special Award
Global Game Changer
Bharti Enterprises
For Telecom revolution in India

General Knowledge for School kids - 2

The two countries which are separated by Palk Strait are ______
i) North and South Korea ii) India and Pakistan iii) Britain and France iv) India and Sri Lanka

By how times the sun is larger than the earth?
i) 5000 times ii) 10,000 times iii) 1000 times iv) None of these

Which continent is known as urban continent?
i) North America ii) Asia iii) Australia iv) Africa

The difference between Greenwich Mean Time and Indian Standard Time is _____
i) 5:30hrs ii) 3hrs iii) 2:30hrs iv) No difference

Which instrument is used to measure humidity?
i) Hydrometer ii) Thermometer iii) Hygrometer iv) Barometer

Which country is called as "Land of Midnight Sun"?
i) Sweden ii) Poland iii) Finland iv) Norway

Which type of rocks are formed from the volcanoes?
i) Aqueous rocks ii) Igneous rocks iii) Sedimentary rocks iv) Metamorphic rocks

Which gas in the atmosphere absorbs ultraviolet rays?
i) Nitrogen ii) Ozone iii) Oxygen iv) Hydrogen

The Coastal line in India is about
i) 6,100kms ii) 15,000kms iii) 3,000kms iv) 6.600kms

Which countries are separated by Durand line?
i) India and Sri Lanka ii) India and China iii) India and Afghanistan iv) India and Pakistan

Where was Mohen-jo-daro situated?
i) Kashmir ii) Sindh province in Pakistan iii) Punjab iv) Afghanistan

Which civilization resembled Indus Valley Civilization?
i) The Babylonian ii) The Mesopotamian iii) The Egyptians iv) The Greek

Who were the first to develop the art of writing?
i) The Chinese ii) The Romans iii) The Egyptians iv) The Greeks

The language of the Aryans was
i) Arabic ii) Sanskrit iii) Hindi iv) Prakrit

The Great Wall of China was constructed by
i) Wu-Li ii) Ming li iii) Shih Hwang Li iv) Ching Li

Autocar India Awards 2010

Small car of the year
Tata Nano
Premium Hatchback of the year
Maruti Suzuki Ritz
Best value for money car
Tata Manza
Luxury SUV of the year
AUDI Q5
Best driver's car of the year
BMW Z4
Variant of the year
Skoda Laura 1.8 TSI
Best desing and styling
Fiat Punto
Import Bike of the year
Honda CB1000R
Green Award
Mercedes-Benz Blue Efficieny
Technology
and Innovation award
BMW 7-Series
Car advertisement of the year
Fiat Linea
Viewer's choice award, car
Toyota Fortuner
Viewer's choice award, bike
Pulsar 135LS

FIFA World Cup 2010 Awards

Golden BallDiego Forlan of Uruguay
Silver Ball
Wesley Sneijder of Netherlands
Bronze Ball
David Villa of Spain
Golden Boot
Thomas Muller of Germany
Silver Boot
David Villa of Spain
Bronze Boot
Wesley Sneijder of Netherlands
Golden Glove
Iker Casillas of Spain
Best Young Player
Thomas Muller of Germany (age:20)

FIFA World Cup 2010 Finals

Spain wins over Netherlands to clinch FIFA World Cup 2010

Business Quiz

Name India's oldest engineering company.



Name the first cement plant in India.



Name the first corporate group of hospital in India.



Name the first Indian company to export tyres to USA.



Name the first Indian chairman of the London Metal Exchange.



Name the business house which manufactured India's first vertical diesel engine.



Name the bank which provided the first Internet banking service in India.



Name the first Indian Bank to open office in Qatar.



Name the Indian company which was first to introduce employee stock option plan.



Name the Indian company which was first to introduce the super premium Supima trade mark.

Current Affairs July 2010

People

Sharad Pawar becomes 2nd Indian and 7th International Cricket Council President to succeed David Morgan

Muralitharan to retire from Test Cricket (after Galle Test against India)

Mr.Neil Mills will be the new Chief Executive Officer of SpiceJet Airways


Business

M&M to setup aircraft financing arm in Australia

Everonn Education to venture into K-12(Kindergarten to 12th Standard) schools through its wholly owned subsidiary Everonn School Ltd.(ESL)

Harley-Davidson opens first showroom in India - Hyderabad and 4 more to be added by the end of the year including Chandigarh,New Delhi,Mumbai and Bangalore

480-year old British Hardware store which survived two world wars, two depressions and three recessions is finally closing down, becomes the latest victim of the global recession


Innovation

An ATM to dispense pasteurised milk packets and curd by inserting a smart card in Kochi, Kerala

Solar-powered plane completes its first 24-hour test run(flying on solar power during nighttime)

Coral Softwares Ltd. has developed ACE Software to facilitate writing of cheque which could reduce errors resulting in less possibility of the cheques being dishonoured


Law

Apex Court, Two-wheeler manufacturers to sell their vehicles bundled with a helmet


Sports

Federer out of Wimbledon 2010 after defeat to Berdych

Nadal wins the Wimbledon 2010 men's Single title

Serena Williams wins the Wimbledon 2010 woman's single title

Cara Black and Leander Paes wins the Wimbledon 2010 mixed doubles title


Technology

Seagate introduces world's first 3TB external desktop drive

State Governors and Chief Ministers

State Governors and Chief Ministers


StateGovernorChief Minister
Andhra PradeshShri. E.S.Lakshmi NarasimhnanNalari Kiran Kumar Reddy
Arunachal PradeshGeneral (Rtd.) J.J.SinghNabam Tuki
AssamShri. Janaki Ballav PattanaikTarun Gogoi
BiharShri. Devanand KonwarNitish Kumar
ChhattisgarhShri. Shekhar DuttRaman Singh
GoaK.ShankaranarayananDigambar Kamat
GujaratDr. Kamla BeniwalNarendra Modi
HaryanaShri. Jagannath PahadiaBhupinder Singh Hooda
Himachal PradeshSmt. Urmila SinghPrem Kumar Dhumal
Jammu&KashmirShri. N.N.VohraOmar Abdullah
JharkhandSyed AhmedArjun Munda
KarnatakaShri. H.R.BhardwajD.V.Sadananda Gowda
KeralaHasan Frook MaricarOommen Chandy
Madhya PradeshRam Naresh YadavShivraj Singh Chouhan
MaharastraK.SankaranarayananPrithviraj Chavan
ManipurShri. Gurbachan JagatOkram Ibobi Singh
MeghalayaShri. Ranjit Shekhar MooshaharyMukul Sangma
MizoramVakkom PurushothamanLal Thanhawla
NagalandNikhil KumarNeiphiu Rio
OrissaMurlidhar Chandrakant BhandareNaveen Patnaik
Puducherry -N.Rangaswamy
PunjabShri. Shivraj PatilPrakash Singh Badal
RajasthanShri. Shivraj Patil(Additional Charge)Ashok Gehlot
SikkimShri. Balmiki Prasad SinghPawan Kumar Chamling
Tamil NaduKonijeti RosaiahJ.Jayalalitha
TripuraShri. Dnyandeo Yashwantrao PatilManik Sarkar
Uttar PradeshShri. B.L.JoshiKum. Mayawati
UttarkhandSmt. Margaret AlvaB.C.Khanduri
West BengalShri. M.K.NaryananMamata Bhattacharjee

General Knowledge for School kids

A 100% literate country and also called a land of thousand lakes ______
i) Iceland ii) Ireland iii) Finland iv) Sweden



The smallest Country in the world is
i) Monaco ii) Maldives iii) San Marino iv) Vatican City



The Country which exports watches is ________
i) Switzerland ii) Germany iii) Britain iv) China



Which Country's National game is Basketball?
i) USA ii) Russia iii) Mexico iv) Brazil



Which Country was the first to make gun powder?
i) Britain ii) China iii) Egypt iv) Rome



Who discovered the sea route to India?
i) Marco Polo ii) Megallan iii) Columbus iv) Vasco-da-gama



Which city is the holy place of Christianity, Islam and Judaism?
i) Constantinople ii) Bethlehem iii) Jerusalem iv) Madina



Which Country is the largest producer of wool in the world?
i) Britain ii) Denmark iii) Australia iv) India



Which continent is called as Dark Continent?
i) Africa ii) South America iii) Asia iv) Europe



The chief crop of Europe is
i) Rice ii) Wheat iii) Corn iv) Jute

Vice-Presidents of India

Vice-Presidents of India

1952-1962S.Radhakrishnan
1962 - 1967Zakir Hussain
1967 - 1969V.V.Giri
1969 - 1974G.S.Pathak
1974 - 1979B.D.Jatti
1979 - 1984Md. Hidayatullah
1984 - 1987R.Venkataraman
1987 - 1992Dr.S.D. Sharma
1992 - 1997K.R.Narayanan
1997 - 2002Krishan Kanth
2002 - 2007Bhairon Singh Shekawat
2007, August 10th
(Incumbent)
Mohammad Hamid Anzari

FIFA World Cup 2010 - Semi-finals Results

7th July 2010

Germany
0:1
Spain
Uruguay
2:3
Netherlands

Prime Ministers of India

Prime Ministers of India

August 15th 1947 - May 27th 1964Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
May 27th 1964 - 9th June 1964Gulzari Lal Nanda(Acting)
June 9th 1964 - Jan 11th 1966Lal Bahadur Shastri
Jan 11th 1966 - Jan 24th 1966Gulzari Lal Nanda (Acting)
Jan 24th 1966 - Mar 24th 1977Indira Gandhi
March 24th 1977 - July 28th 1979Moraji Desai
July 28t 1979 - Jan 14th 1980Charan Singh
Jan 14th 1980 - Oct 31st 1984Indira Gandhi
Oct 31st 1984 - Dec 1st 1989Rajiv Gandhi
Dec 2nd 1989 - Nov 10th 1990V.P.Singh
Nov 11th 1990 - June 21st 1991Chandra Shekar
June 21st 1991 - May 16th 1996P.V.Narasimha Rao
May 16th 1996 - June 1st 1996Atal Behari Vajpayee
June 1st 1996 - Apr 21st 1997H.D.Devegowda
Apr 21st 1997 - Mar 18th 1998I.K.Gujral
March 19th 1998 - Oct 12th 1999Atal Behari Vajpayee
Oct 13th 1999 - May 21st 2004Atal Behari Vajpayee
May 22nd 2004 - May 26th 2014Dr.Manmohan Singh
May, 26th 2014 (Incumbent)Narendra Modi

Presidents of India

Presidents of India

1950-1962Rajendra Prasad
1962 - 1967Dr.S.Radhakrishnan
1967 - 1969Zakir Hussain
1969 - 1974V.V.Giri
1974 - 1977Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
1977 - 1982N.Sanjiva Reddy
1982 - 1987Gyani Zail Singh
1987 - 1992R.Venkataraman
1992 - 1997Dr.Shankar Dayal Sharma
1997 - 2002K.R.Narayanan
2002 - 2007Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam
2007 - 2012Pratibha Patil
2012 - IncumbentPranab Mukherjee

FIFA World Cup 2010: Quarter-finals Results

3rd July 2010

Argentina
0:4
Germany
Paraguay
0:1
Spain



2nd July 2010

Uruguay
1(4):1(2)
Ghana
Netherlands
2:1
Brazil

Limca People of the Year 2010

Anand Mahindra of Mahindra and Mahindra

Rahul Dravid former captian of Indian Cricket Team

Kiran Karnik former president of NASSCOM

Anjolie Ela Menon renowned Artist

Justice J S Verma former Chief Justice of India

Lalitha Regi human rights activist

Shankar Nethralaya non-profit eye care institution

Current Affairs June 2010 - 5

People

Resul Pookutty becomes member of the Academy of Motion Pictures

P.Obul Reddy, founder and former Managing Director of Nippo Batteries company and Founder and Chairman of Panasonic Carbon India and Panasonic Home appliances India passes away


Business

Vijaya Bank launches online trading services

HM-Mitsubishi launches its dealership in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh and National Capital Regaion(NCR)

IndusInd bank to provide finance facilities to Tata Motors dealers


Innovation

First electric locomotive with head-on-generation, manufactured by Chittaranjan Locomotive Works launched for Indian Railways

Punjab National Bank opens its first bio-metric ATM at Thrikkakara in Ernakulam

(Bio-metric ATM: Recognises fingerprints of the card holder and eliminating the need of entering PIN number. Denominations of Rs.50, Rs.100, Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 could be withdrawn from the same)


Sports

Saina Nehwal clinches Indonesian Open Title, third in a row


Technology

Samsung Xcover E2370 with a battery backup of 67days

Transcend to introduce 64GB class 10 SDXC(Secure Digital Extended Capacity) memory card in India, to be priced at Rs.15,000