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Current Affairs August 2010 - 6

Business

Indian economy grows by 8.8% in April-June

SEBI allows trading through wireless technology including mobile phone and laptops

RBI to examine S&P 500 and Dow trading on NSE

Franchise India to tie up with banks(SBI,HDFC,Punjab Naiotnal Bank, ICICI Bank and HDFC) for small ticket loan
Small ticket loans: To help provide easy finance to investors keen on setting-up small businesses

Google acquires social games website SocialDeck

RIL notifies 4th gas strike in D3 block of KG Basin

RCom sets up 3G innovation lab in Mumbai

Ericsson India acquires stakes in Novatium Solutions

Suzuki launches 125cc motorcycle-SlingShot-priced at around Rs.47,000


Honour

Coins of denominations Rs.100 and Rs.5 has been released to mark the birth centenary of Mother Teresa

Indrani Medhi, a Bangalore-based Microsoft researcher has developed graphics and multimedia-based user interfaces for computers to make them more accessible to people who cannot read or write via, which the 32 year old joins TR35 list of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Review's 2010

Law

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen sues major tech companies including Google Inc and Apple Inc at US District Court in Seattle


Member Elect

Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries, Ben J Verwaayen CEO of Alcatel-Lucent and Zhu Min Special Adviser, IMF and a former Deputy Governor, People's Bank of China has been elected to World Economic Forum Foundation Board


People

Bharat Ratna Sir M Visvesvaraya, his 150th birthday on September 15

Madhusudan Kela to be Chief Investment Strategist from Septemeber 21st 2010 at Reliance Capital

Herbert Sutcliffe an England batting great has been inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

7 year old maths prodigy Oscar Selby, who became the youngest Briton to gain the top grade in GCSE maths, now advises the Government of Britian

Amit Chatterjee has been appointed as Microsoft's new India Development Center MD

Indian origin actress Archie Panjabi, has bagged the best supporting actress in a drama series for her role in "The Good Wife" at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2010

S.Malathi has been appointed as Tamil Nadu's Chief Secretary

Film producer and distributor S.Pavami dead


Sports


Commonwealth Games(October 3rd to 14th 2010) theme song 'Jiyo Utho Badho Jeeto' has been unvieled by Oscar-winning composer A.R.Rahman


Technology

Nokia launches two handsets C1 and C2, its frst dual-sim phones priced at Rs.1,999

Lephone offers triple SIM mobile at Rs.4,900

Samsung Guru dual SIM mobiles launched in India

Diamond could replace silicon in computers

Wynncom introduces Hindi QWERTY keypad phone Y-45

Google launches site for real-time search

'Priority Inbox', new Gmail feature to sort incoming mails into three sections, important and unread,starred and everything else

Transcend launches 4GB aXeRam DDR3-2400

Proposed Direct Tax Code(DTC) from April 1st 2012

Income tax exemption limit proposed at Rs.2 lakh per annum, up from Rs.1.6 lakh

10% tax on annual income between Rs.2 to 5 lakh
20% tax on annual income between Rs.5 to 10 lakh
30% for above Rs. 10 lakh

Proposal to raise tax exemption for senior citizens to Rs.2.5 lakh from current 2.4 lakh

Corporate tax to remain at 30% but without surcharge and cess

Minimum Alternate Tax to be 20% of book profit, up from 18%

Proposal to levy dividend distribution tax at 15%

Exeption for investment in approved funds and insurance schemes proposed at Rs.1.5 lakh annually, against Rs.1.2 lakh

Once enacted, DTC will replace outmoded IT Act

Dhyan Chand Awards and Dronacharya Awards

Dhyan Chand Awards

Satish Pillai (Athletics)
Kuldeep Singh (Wrestling)
Anita Chanu (Weightlifting)


Dronacharya Awards

A.K.Kutty (Athletics)
Subhash B. Aggarwal (Billiards/Snooker)
L.Ibomcha Singh (Boxing)
Ajay Kumar Bansal (Hockey)
Captain Chandrup (Wrestling)


Rashtriya Khel Protsahana Puruskar

Services Sports Control Board (SSCB)
Tata Steel Limited
Khel Evam Yuva Vibhag (Government of Madhya Pradesh)

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Arjuna Awards

Saina Nehwal conferred Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award


Arjuna Awards

Joseph Abraham
Athletics
Krishna Poonia
Athletics
Dinesh Kumar
Boxing
Parimrajan Negi
Chess
Julan Goswami
Women's Cricket
Deepak Kumar Mandal
Football
Sandeep Singh
Men's Hockey
Jasjeet Kaur Handa
Women's Hockey
Dinesh Kumar
Kabaddi
Sanjeev Rajput
Shooting
Rehan Jehangir Poncha
Swimming
Kapil Dev KJ
Volleyball
Rajeev Tomar
Wrestling
Rajesh Chaudhary
Yachting
Jagseer Singh
Para-Olympics
athletics

Mark the word opposite in meaning

Puzzle
i) Bewilder ii) Solve iii) Pensive iv) Condemn

Native
i) Clever ii) Fragile iii) Alien iv) None of these

Neglect
i) Renovate ii) Inspire iii) Oversight iv) Care

Noted
i) Famous ii) Cheerful iii) Obscure iv) Frank

Obvious
i) Self evident ii) Reckless iii) Hidden iv) Palpable

Opponent
i) Rival ii) Ally iii) Faithfully iv) None of these

Modest
i) Bold ii) Curious iii) Retiring iv) Virtuous

Pardon
i) Absolve ii) Consistent iii) Sentence iv) All of these

Lift
i) Changing ii) Lower iii) Both i and ii iv) None of these

Latent
i) Conspicuous ii) Dormant iii) Undeveloped iv) Convincing

Mythology - 2

According to Hindu mythology, who invented the divine instrument - the veena?
Narada

According to Hindu mythology, who was the first mortal to die?
Yama

Which flower do you associate with Goddess Kali?
Hibiscus

What form did Vishnu assume in his seventh Avatar?
Rama

What profession did Arjuna take in Viraat Raja's court?
Uttara's dance teacher

Which God is also called Mahisa-Mardihi?
Durga

Who gave Parashuram his axe?
Shiva

Who became the King of Lanka after Ravana was killed and defeated?
Vibhishan

In Puri, of what wood is the image of Jagannath made?
Neem

Which important objects in the Mahabharata were made from the thigh bone of Dadichi?
Shakuni's dice

Current Affairs August 2010 - 5

Awards

Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete has been crowned Miss Universe 2010

Kaavya Jayram a 12-year old becomes youngest person to present a paper on her results in the area of integer partitioning at the International Congress of Women Mathematicians

Nila Seafoods of Tuticorin becomes the first Indian manufacturer-exporter to be awarded the MPEDA quality logo
MPEDA - Marine Products Export Development Authority


Business

6yr old girl is China's youngest shareholder as Wu Qinyi inherites 62,500 shares from her father whose estimate os 1.05 million yuan (over $154,411)

Intel to buy McAfee at $7.7 billion

Google acquires search engine like.com

Rcom partners with Nokia to launch 'Ovi Life Tools', the new service to help farmers with queries on crop price, fertiliser use, weather condition, soil health and right sowing season as the domian experts will provide the answer

Nokia Siemens to deploy 3G network for Tata Teleservices


Events

Organised by CII, 4th edition of the 'HR Summit' is to be held at the Residency, Coimbatore zone. Theme for which is 'Harnessing Human Capital through sustainable Innovative Strategies'


Discovery

Astronomers have discovered what is to be claimed as Vast solar system of 7 planets, orbiting a sun-like star, 127 light years away from Earth


People

Arjun Atwal becomes first Indian-born player to win USPGA Tour

Mother Teresa's birth centenary celebrations begins in Kolkata

Mr.Sanjay Jain has been appointed as CEO of Tulip Telecom Ltd.


Science

Massive solar storm to hit Earth in 2012 with a force of 100 million hydrogen bombs


Sports

Russian tennis star Sharapova has been named world's highest paid athlete


Technology

Google to allow phone calls from Gmail, free for US and Canadian phones and nominal charge of 2 cents per minute to countries including Britain, France, Germany, China and Japan

Business Quiz - 4

The bill a supplier sends to his customer is called:
i) A debit note ii) An Invoice iii) A statement iv) An advice note

Which of the following is a business organisation:
i) Planning Commission ii) Oil & Natural Gas Corporation iii) Election Commission iv) Short Service Commission

Which of the following is not associated with textile product?
i) Vimal ii) Dinesh iii) Blue Star iv) Dig Jam

Which one of the following ice-cream brand is owned by HUL?
i) Fundoo ii) Vadilal iii) Kwality iv) Baskin and Robbins

Sodexho, the leading food and facilities management services company, belongs to:
i) Germany ii) Australia iii) France iv) USA

The name of which social networking website is said to stand for 'I build, I bond':
i) Facebook ii) Bigadda iii) Orkut iv) Ibibo

The Wipro group started its operation from a/an:
i) Toothpaste Co. ii) Software Firm iii) Soap Co. iv) Oil Mill

Who owns Lakme?
i) ITC ii) Godrej iii) Hindustan Unilever Ltd. iv) Procter & Gamble

Goetze (India) Limited is a group company of:
i) Escorts ii) HMT iii) Swaraj iv) Eicher

Brands like Parachute, Saffola, Sweekar, Medikar, Top Ramen etc., are owned by:
i) Nestle ii) HUL iii) Marico Industries Ltd. iv) Proctor & Gamble

General Knowledge for School Kids - 8

A seedy fruit
EANETGROEPM
POMEGRANATE
A bird
EECOOPKWDR
WOODPECKER
A monument
LAHAAAMWH
HAWA MAHAL
Underwater ship
ENIRMABSU
SUBMARINE
Flies without wings
ELIERTPOCH
HELICOPTER
One who teaches
HTCAERE
TEACHER
A water sport
INMGMWSI
SWIMMING
Used in Ornaments
LEPRA
PEARL
A home appliance
RRIRREEFATOG
REFRIGERATOR
A musical instrument
MAMOHRUNI
HARMONIUM

Current Affairs August 2010

1. Which company has launched world's first 3-D camcorder?

2. Where and when was Youth Olympic Games held?

3. In which country of an African continent was 1 billion tonnes of coal found recently?

4. Stephane Rousson of France designed world's 1st pedal-boat, Name it.

5. Which leading automobile manufacturer launched its CNG cars?

6. Cricket World Cup 2010 venue in Asia would be named after a world-class spinner, Who and which country does he belong to?

7. India's 7th fastest supercomputer was launched at the Institute of Mathematical Science(IMSc). Name it.

8. What is the age of oldest athlete Merlene Ottey who did compete at the European championships?

9. What according to scientists could hit the earth anytime?

10. Which Indian recently surpassed Leader Paes to break into the Top-100 of ATP rankings?




































ANSWERS
1.
Fine Pix
2.
Singapore and 14th to 26th August 2010
3.
Mozambique
4.
Scubster
5.
Maruti
6.
Muralitharan, Sri Lanka
7.
Annapurna
8.
50 years
9.
Solar Tsunami
10.
Somdev Devvarman

Do it Yourself

1. Which company has launched world's first 3-D camcorder?

2. Where and when was Youth Olympic Games held?

3. In which country of an African continent was 1 billion tonnes of coal found recently?

4. Stephane Rousson of France designed world's 1st pedal-boat, Name it.

5. Which leading automobile manufacturer launched its CNG cars?

6. Cricket World Cup 2010 venue in Asia would be named after a world-class spinner, Who and which country does he belong to?

7. India's 7th fastest supercomputer was launched at the Institute of Mathematical Science(IMSc). Name it.

8. What is the age of oldest athlete Merlene Ottey who did compete at the European championships?

9. What according to scientists could hit the earth anytime?

10. Which Indian recently surpassed Leader Peas to break into the Top-100 of ATP rankings?

ANSWERS
1.
Fine Pix
2.
Singapore and 14th to 26th August 2010
3.
Mozambique
4.
Scubster
5.
Maruti
6.
Muralitharan, Sri Lanka
7.
Annapurna
8.
50 years
9.
Solar Tsunami
10.
Somdev Devvarman

Indian History - 6

Who described Indians as "Hot tempered but honest"?
i) Fahien ii) Hieun Tsang iii) Megasthanese iv) None of these

The mighty gateways found at the temples of South India are called
i) Shikaras ii) Gopurams iii) Devalayas iv) Only i

Alexander invaded India in the year
i) 200 BC ii) 326 BC iii) 32 AD iv) None of these

Alexander visited India during the reign of
i) Binbisara ii) Chandragupta ii) Kanishka iv) None of these

Mahabalipuram was built by
i) Cholas ii) Pallavas iii) Pandyas iv) All of these

The remains of Vijayanagar empire can be found in
i) Golconda ii) Hampi iii) Baroda iv) Both i and iii

Tulsidas lived during the reign of
i) Tughlak ii) Akbar iii) Both i and ii iv) None of these

Grant Trunk road was built by
i) Babur ii) Sher Shah Suri iii) Humayun iv) All of these

The paintings of the Ajanta depict stories of
i) Pancharatna ii) Jatakas iii) Ramayana iv) Mahabharata

Ashoka was the son of
i) Samudragupta ii) Bimbisara iii) Kanishka iv) None of these


Answer Hint: Same option number for all the questions

Numerical Ability - 11

The sum of first 30 natural numbers is:
i) 564 ii) 465 iii) 450 iv) 455

The nearest number to 99455 which is exactly divisible by 453 is:
i) 99660 ii) 99500 iii) 99491 iv) 99577

(51)2 - (23)2 = 9a, the value of a is:
i) 140 ii) 149 iii) 114 iv) 148

Which one of the following is a prime number?
i) 1017 ii) 1027 iii) 1037 iv) 1087

The H.C.F of the numbers 385, 495, 770 is:
i) 35 ii) 40 iii) 55 iv) 70

The product of two numbers is 5376 and their H.C.F is 16.
The L.C.M of the numbers is
i) 226 ii) 336 iii) 312 iv) 324

On dividing 7000 by a certain number, the quotient is 111 and the remainder is 3.
The divisor is:
i) 70 ii) 53 iii) 63 iv) 61

The least number by which 48 must be multiplied in order to produce a multiple 128 is:
i) 8 ii) 16 iii) 2 iv) 12

The least number which when subtracted from the sum of the squares of 9 and 16 ,
which gives a perfect square is:
i) 9 ii) 15 iii) 7 iv) 13

The least perfect square number which is divisible by these three numbers 8,10, 12 is
i) 1200 ii) 2400 iii) 2000 iv) 3600

Science - 8

To keep correct time watches are fitted with a balance wheel made of
i) Platinum ii) Stainless steel iii) Invar iv) Tungsten

Diamonds are sold in carats. One Carat unit is equivalent to
i) 0.1 gram ii) 0.02 grams iii) 0.2 gram iv) 1 gram

What is used as a lubricant to reduce friction in mechanical devices?
i) water ii) acid iii) grease iv) none of these

A green leaf when placed in a room illuminated only by red light, it will appear
i) green ii) black iii) yellow iv) none of these

To an astronaut the outer space appears
i) black ii) blue iii) white iv) crimson

What is the percentage of CO2 in the atmosphere?
i) 0.3% ii) 0.03% iii) 0.003% iv) o.0003%

The temperature of sun's surface is
i) 60000 K ii) 6000 K iii) 600 K iv) 60 K

Out of these samples which is least elastic?
i) copper ii) plastic iii) rubber iv) steel

Current Affairs August 2010 - 4

Business

'FinePix', world's first 3D camera and printing service (could be printed on special 3D paper and ready to stick in family album) has been launched by Fujifilm

United Stock Exchange to launch currency futures operations in all four currency pairs - dollar-rupee, euro-rupee, yen-rupee and pound-rupee on 31st August 2010

Siemens has bagged a 10-million euro order from Steel Authority of India(SAIL) to supply an RH vacuum degassing plant to the Rourkela Steel plant

Facebook acquires Chai Labs for about $10 million

Ybrant Digital(end-to-end provider of digital marketing solutions) acquires a U.S based subsidiary Lycos(search based internet properties)


China tops Japan as 2nd biggest economy in Q2

Coca Cola enters dairy business, launches 'Mazza Milky Delite' a blend of mangoes and milk priced at Rs.15



Entertainment

Lata Mangeshkar and Pandit Jasraj have teamed up for the first time to record a song("Om namoh sukhadayni") for a Marathi movie, 'Aai Tujha Ashirward'


People

Mr.N.Rangachary has been appointed as Chairman of Central Depository Services Ltd.

Debarpita Banerjee has been appointed as the Vice President-Marketing, India by FOX International Channel

Woman wrestler Pooja Dhanda becomes the first Indian medalist(Silver) at the Youth Olympic Games


Record

About 250 fashion models took part in world's longest catwalk of 1,609-metre at the Copenhangen fashion week in Denmark

Whirlpool India to make world's largest Pookalam or floral carpet at Lulu Convention Centre on August 17th 2010 along with under priviledged children to attempt an entry into 'Limca Book of Records'


Science

China establishes observation station named 'Snow Dragon' on ice area in North pole


Sports

AR Rahman launches Commonwealth Games(CWG) 2010 theme song

Andy Murray beats Roger Federer to win Rogers Cup

Brazil beat China 3-0 at the FIVB World Grand Prix women's volleyball tournament

Bangalore to host ICC awards ceremony on October 6th 2010


Technology

TVS Gold Bharat Keyboard, with the new Indian Rupee symbol on it has been launched by TVS Electronics and becomes the first and only Indian company to incorporate the very symbol

Lava B5 is the first mobile hanset which has a dedicted key to type the new Indian currency symbol and has been launched by Lava International

Tata Teleservices launches call and tweet service
(Dail 50007 and send a voice tweet at a cost of 80 paise per tweet)

'Mahashramm', a labour management system launched by Maharashtra Government to bring labour(Public and Private) under the banking arena

Asus launches NX90 notebook in Indian market

Numerical Ability : Do it yourself

Mark the correct meaning - 3

Canopy
i) hat ii) bedcover iii) treeless iv) umbrella

Rectify
i) to change ii) to break iii) to repair iv) careless

Summary
i) total ii) brief iii) marry iv) written work

Bogus
i) remote ii) famous iii) fake iv) threatning

Query
i) interview ii) questions iii) quiet iv) excuse

Brittle
i) cannot be broken ii) easily broken iii) soft iv) None of these

Gaudy
i) showy ii) made of gold iii) original iv) duplicate

Jocular
i) clown ii) fearful iii) fear iv) joking

Intonation
i) hidden meaning ii) laugh iii) voice pattern iv) tune

Luminous
i) muffled ii) peaceful iii) carefree iv) glowing

Shram Awards for the year 2008: Shram Vir/Veerangana

Shram Vir/Veerangana: Total awards being 12 which carries a cash award of Rs.60,000 and a 'Sanad'

Recipients with respect to Public Sector

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd. Visakhapatnam
Shri. Sagiraju Bapi Raju
Shri. Boyina Lakshmana Raju
Shri. Chidipudi. Venkata Reddy
Shri. Dadi Madhava Rao

SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant, Rourkela {Jointly}
Shri. Rati Kanta Mishra, Kalu Charan Moharana, Herman Toppo, Purnanda Kumar Barik, Dusmanta Kumar Mekap, Dinabandhu Das

Shri. Haridas Mistry, Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd. Bhopal


Recipients with respect to Private Sector

Shri. Charles Benjamin Pereira, Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. Dahanu Thermal Power, Thane

Tata Steel Ltd. Jamshedpur
Shri. Tarun Kumar Ghosh
Shri. Bijan Kumar Sharma
Shri. Raju Sharma

Shri. Dharmendra Singh, Hindalco Industries Ltd. Renukoot, Uttar Pradesh
Shri. V.Sathia, Ashok Leyland, Ennore, Chennai

Shram Awards for the year 2008: Shram Ratna and Shram Bhushan

Shram Ratna - Highest Award among Shram Awards, carries a cash award of Rs.2,00,000 along with a 'Sanad'

Recipient
Shri.Nagaraja, Senior Technical Assistant, Bharat Electronics Ltd. Bengaluru



Shram Bhushan - Total number being 4 which carries a cash award of Rs.1,00,000 and 'Sanad'

Recipients with respect to Public Sector undertakings
Shri. Rajendran.S, Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd. Bengaluru
Shri. Pilla Siva Desa Patrudu, Rashtiya Ispat Nigam Ltd. Vishakhapatnam

Recipients with respect to Private Sector
Shri. Samarendra Kumar Singh, Tata Steel Ltd. Jamshedpur
Shri. Bhupendra Kumar Rathore, Vikram Cement, Madhya Pradesh

Business Quiz - 3

Which of the following are the characteristics of services?
i) Intangibility ii) Inseparability iii) Variability and Perishability iv) All of these

Which of the following are the functions of labels?
i) The label identifies the product or brand ii) The label grade the product iii) The label describe the product iv) All of these

Which of the following factors contribute to packaging's growing use as a marketing tool?
i) Consumer affluence ii) Self service iii) Company and brand image iv) All the these

Which of the following are types of promotional pricing?
i) Loss Leader pricing ii) Cash rebates iii) Special event pricing iv) All of these

What are the probable sources of channel conflicts?
i) Poorly defined roles and rights ii) Perceptual differences iii) Goal incompatibility iv) All of these

Which of the following is a type of wholesaler?
i) Brokers ii) Merchant wholesaler iii) Agents iv) All of these

Which of the following are distinctive benefits of sales/promotion?
i) Providing incentives to the consumer ii) Providing information to the consumer iii) Invitation for transaction iv) All of these

Which of the following can be called as form of direct marketing?
i) Telemarketing ii) Internet marketing iii) Direct mail iv) All of these

Which of the following are functions performed by advertising?
i) Lead generation ii) Awareness building iii) Comprehension building iv) All of these

Which of the following factors are considered while setting the advertising budget?
i) Advertising frequency ii) Stage in the product life cycle iii) Market share and consumer base iv) All of these


Answer Hint: One common word in all the questions

Indian History - 5

Which former Indian Prime Minister had, in a way, celebrated less than 25 birthdays?
Morarji Desai(Born on Feb 29th)

By what name is Arjunmand Bano Begum better known in history?
Mumtaz Mahal

How is Miss Madeline Slade better known in Indian history?
Mira Behn

Which Indian city did Vasco da Gama first visit?
Calicut

Which former Indian Prime Minister was a qualified natural scientist and earned a degree in botany?
Jawaharlal Nehru

In which part of India was Lord Mayo assassinated in 1872?
The Andaman and Nicobar Island

Who put a chain across the river Hooghly in order to stop a British ship?
Rani Rashmoni

How was the insurance agent, Moulvi Zia-ud-din better known?
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

'Karenge ya Marenge' (do or die) was the slogan of which movement in India
Quit India Movement

Which part of India was liberated from Portuguese rule in 1961?
Goa

Current Affairs August 2010 - 3

People

Mr.Ratan Tata conferred as 'Businessman of the Decade Award' on behalf of Indo-Israeli Chambers of Commerce

Priyanka Chopra has been appointed as the National Ambassador of UNICEF and would support in promoting child rights

Tejaswini Sawant becomes first Indian woman shooter to win a gold medal at World Championships


Business

Tata Docomo launches pay per site data plan at Rs.10 per siteand Rs.25 per month

Wipro Infotech launches FluidState Data Centre targetting small, medium and enterprise businesses

Heading towards Silver jubilee of the Elite School of Optometry(ESO), Sankara Nethralaya has launched a distance mode course for opticians


Discovery/Innovation

V-invertor, a matchbox-sized device that can power homes during power cuts has been invented by Mr.Subrata Datta, an employee at the R&D center of CMC Ltd.

Amnajot Singh and Sahil Wadhwa students of Ryan International School in Delhi have created history by discovering the main belt asteroid named 2010 PO24 participating in the "All-India Asteroid Search Campaign"


Science

Iran's first atomic power plant gets ready for activation outside the port city of Bushehr


Sports

A split innings 12-a-side one-day cricket format to be trailled in Australia's National one-day cup


Technology

Dell's Android based tablet launched on AT&T carrier

SHQ3000 SHQ4000 are the two new range of waterproof and sweat proof sports headphones priced at 1,999 and 2,499 have been launched by Philips

Interesting Facts - 8

The largest magnet in the world is the earth itself, because the hot nickel and iron at its core pulls everything towards it.

A dog can hear high-frequency sounds, which a human ear cannot.

Three 25 watt bulbs produce less light than one 75 watt bulb.

Human body contains enough phosphorous to make heads of 2000 matches, enough fat for 7 bar soap and enough iron to make 1 nail.

A single drop of water contains 1 hundred billion atoms.

No solar eclipse can last longer than 7 minutes 58 seconds because of the speed at which the earth moves.

Heat is better retained in moist air than dry air, which is why tropical nights are warm and desert nights cold.

Numerical Ability - 10

If X% of a is same as Y% of b, then Z% of b is
i) yz/x% of a ii) xz/y% of a iii) xy/z% of a iv) y/x% of a



Ajay got married 6yrs ago. Today his age is 1 1/4 times his age at the time of marriage. His son's age is 1/10 times his age. His son's age in (years) is
i) 3 ii) 4 iii) 2 iv) 5



The product of 2 consecutive odd numbers is 6,399. What is the smaller number?
i) 85 ii) 77 iii) 83 iv) 79



In an examination Shambavi scores a total of 436 marks out of 625. What is her approximate percentage in the examination?
i) 78 ii) 82 iii) 69 iv) 83



What is 394 times 113?
i) 44802 ii) 44522 iii) 44302 iv) 44652



What is the least number to be added to 7700 to make it a perfect square?
i) 77 ii) 225 iii) 98 iv) 133



How many 3 digits number are divisible by 3 and 7?
i) 84 ii) 64 iii) 101 iv) 43



X is twice as fast as Y and Y is thrice as fast as Z is. The journey covered by Z in 54mins will be covered by Y in
i) 37 min ii) 9 min iii) 18 min iv) 29 min



A canteen requires 28 dozen bananas for a week. How many dozen bananas will it require for 47 days?
i) 196 ii) 2352 iii) 323 iv) 2156



The average age of a man and his son is 40 years. The ratio of their ages is 7 : 3 respectively. What is the man's age?
i) 56 years ii) 83 years iii) 49 years iv) 60 years

Do it Yourself: Match the companies and their products

Hindustan Unilever
Lubricants
Sony
Detergents
Servo
Tyre
Maruti Suzuki
Consumer Electronics
MRF
Vehicles
HP
FMCG consumer products
Nirma
Motorbike
Surf
Computer
Yamaha
Housing Loans
LIC Housing
Detergents

General Knowledge for School Kids - 7

Birju Maharaj is associated with
i) Odissi ii) Kathak iii) Kuchupudi iv) None of these

Lara Dutta won the Beauty Pageant
i) Miss Earth ii) Miss Chennai iii) Miss Universe iv) None of these

Mohiniattam is a dance form belonging to which state?
i) Maharashtra ii) Goa iii) Tamil Nadu iv) Kerala

Identify which of these is not a music company in India
i) T-Series ii) Sony BMG iii) T-Series iv) H.M.V

M.F.Hussain is a well known
i) Director ii) Painter iii) Dancer iv) Technician

This musical instrument has bowls of water and two sticks to play with
i) Vichitra Veena ii) Mayuri iii) Jaltarang iv) Sarangi

Which of these is not a string instrument?
i) Veena ii) Ghatam iii) Guitar iv) All of these

Who was the first person to win Bharat Ratna in the field of classical music?
i) R.D.Burman ii) A.R.Rehman iii) M.S.Subbalakshmi iv) Satyajit Raj

57th Idea Filmfare Awards(South) 2010

57th Filmfare Awards(South) 2010

Reasoning - 7

Which 2 words are opposite in meaning?
imaginary, realistic, illegible, impracticable, radical, embellished

Pick the odd one out?
famous, illustrious, acclaimed, fabulous, noteworthy

Which 2 words are closest in meaning?
educated, clear, literal, enervated, wordy, verbatim

What number should replace the question mark?
100, 95, 88, 79, 68, ?, 40, 23
55

What number should replace the question mark?
0, 19, 38, 57, ?, 95
76

What number should replace the Question mark?
10, 21, 33, 46, 60, 75, ?
91

Find the Synonym's for the following from the given options:

Espousal (avoidance, outburst, care, adoption, crux)

Web (erode, create, clothe, lattice, skill)

Satiate (follow, censure, undermine, veto, overfill)

Sojourn (relief, holiday, breach, retirement, rest)

Current Affairs August 2010 - 2

Record

Yasmin Fudakowska-Gow, a Canadian yoga teacher at the age of 28 have claimed to have completed 32-hour yoga marathon at her Om West yoga studio in Pointe Claire Village on the Island of Montreal


People

Sharath Kamal became 1st Indian to breach the top-50 of the World ranking to be placed at 45th, after winning US Open and Egypt Open Table Tennis Tournament

Vidya Stokes has been elected Hockey India President defeating former national captian Pargat Singh

Mr.Charles Hunting has been appointed as CEO of Genpact Ltd. for Asia operations

AK Mattoo has been named the treasurer of the Common Wealth Games organising committee

Dhiman Mukherji has been appointed as Director Advertising Sales and Sunny Saurabh as Head Advertising Soutions by Professional networking website LinkedIn


Business

Nokia adpots 5 villages(Pure Rajaram, Pure Tilak Ram, Bhalbhara Khera, Baletha and Poore Chamaar) in the Raebareli area of Uttar Pradesh to distribute free mobile handsets and to give Rs.200 worth pre-paid top-up every month. Nokia has partnered with Idea Cellular and Datamation Foundation, an NGO for implemention

'Mineral Water on Your Tap', an advanced technology water treatment plant working based on reverse osmosis(PO) has been launched in Kerala by Shivsu Canadian Clear International Ltd., internationally acclaimed water technology solution provider of Chennai

Mahindra and Mahindra to enter into motor-cycle business by year end(2010)

Cisco has been ranked number 1 vendor in the Wireless LAN equipment market in revenues for the year 2009

Aston Martin is set to enter India, price tag up to Rs.3 crore


Education


Narayana Murthy and Mrs.Murthy inagurates PageTurners, an exclusive Penguin bookstore in Bangalore


Science

'Solar tsunami' may hit Earth anytime, Scientists


Technology

Aircel launches Wireless Internet Phone(WIP)
(WIP: An instrument with QWERTY keyboard, modem, browser and 3.5inch colour touch-screen, priced at Rs.3,300)

Mangalore Commissionerate of Central Excise has launched its website, cexmangalore.gov.in

Quick Heal Technologies Pvt. Ltd. has launched 'PC2Mobile Scan', mobile virus-scan which could support 581 models of mobile phones and priced at Rs.2,000 per year

Google to introduce multi-account(maximum of 3 accounts) sign-in in same browser session

An e-reader named Wink, a product of EC media would be available with a 6-inch screen for Rs.8,000

Bharti Airtel and 15 other global telecom companies together launched a 10,000km submarine cable system to connect east Africa with the rest of the world

Mobile phone now can be used as credit card, global credit card giant Visa has collaborated with Turkey's Akbank to bring out the technology called 'payWave', developed by DeviceFidelity.
(payWave: Technology to be used to store bank information in memory cards placed in mobile phone)

Reasoning - 6

Stammering : Speech :: Deafness : Hearing

Guilt : Past :: Hope : Future

Medicine : Patient :: Education : Student

Pencil: Write :: Knife: Prick

Air: Bird :: Water : Fish

Soldier : Army :: Pupil : Class

Kilogram : Quintal :: Paisa : Rupee

Paint : Artist :: Wood : Carpenter

Women's Asian All Star Athletics Results 2010

EVENT
NAME
COUNTRY
100m
Chisato Fukushima
Japan

Momoko Takahashi
Japan

Tao Yujia
China
400m
Jose Sini
India

Jauna Murmu
India

Zhao Yanmin
China
800m
Maryam Jamal
Bahrain

Tintu Luka
India

Margarita Matsko
Kazakhsthan
1500m
Mimi Belete
Bahrain

Maryam Jamal
Bahrain

Yuriko Kobayashi
Japan
5000m
Kayoko Fukushi
Japan

Hikari Yoshimoto
Japan

Mika Yoshikawa
Japan
100m Hurdles
Lee Yeon-Kyoung
Korea

Asuka Terada
Japan

Chung Hye-Rim
Korea
400m Hurdles
Satomi Kubokura
Japan

Miyabi Tago
Japan

Sayaka Aoki
Japan
High Jump
Nadezhda Dusanova
Uzbekistan

Svetlana Radzivil
Uzbekistan

Anna Ustinova
Kazakhsthan
Long Jump
Yuliya Tarasova
Uzbekistan

Sachiko Masumi
Japan

Wang Wupin
China
Triple Jump
Olga Rypakova
Kazakhstan

Xie Limei
China

Aleksandra Kotlyarova
Uzbekistan
Shot Put
Gong Lijiao
China

Li Ling
China

Lui Xiangrong
China
Discus Throw
Li Yanfeng
China

Krishna Poonia
India

Song Aimin
China
Javelin Throw
Yukifumi Murakami
Japan

Jung Sang-Jin
Korea

Park Jae-Myong
Korea

Men's Asian All Star Athletics Results 2010

EVENT
NAME
COUNTRY
100m
Masashi Eriguchi
Japan

Lao Yi
China

Kim Gook-Young
Korea
400m
Yuzo Kanemaru
Japan

Park Bong-Ko
Korea

Yusuke Ishizuka
Japan
800m
Bilal Mansour Ali
Bahrain

Masato Yokota
Japan

Mohamed Al-Gami
Qatar
1500m
Mohamed Othman
Shahween
Saudi Arabia

Bilal Mansour Ali
Bahrain

Mohamed Al-Gami
Qatar
5000m
Saif Saeed Shaheen
Qatar

Essa Ismail Rashed
Qatar

Abdullah Ahmad
Hassain
Qatar
100m Hurdles
Shi Dongpeng
China

Liu Xiang
China

Xie Wenjun
China
400m Hurdles
Kenji Narisako
Japan

Takayuki Koike
Japan

Takatoshi Abe
Japan
High Jump
Mutaz Essa Barshim
Qatar

Lee Hup Wei
Malaysia

Rashid Ahmed
Al-Mannai
Qatar
Long Jump
Yu Zhenwei
China

Li Jinzhe
China

Su Xionfeng
China
Triple Jump
Renjith Mahewary
India

Roman Valiyev
Kazakhsthan

Wu Bo
China
Shot Put
Sultan Abdulmajeed
Al-Hebshi
Kazakhsthan

Zhang Jun
China

Om Prakash Singh
India
Discus Throw
Ehsan Hadadi
Iran

Mohammad Samimi
Iran

Ahmed Mohamed
Dheeb
Qatar
Javelin Throw
Yukifumi Murakami
Japan

Jung Sang-Jin
Korea

Park Jae-Myong
Korea

Current Affairs August 2010

Award

Sastra University of Thanjavur has bagged the 1st prize or the 'Degree C Award' of Rs.1 lakh at the TechTop-2010 competition held at Thiruvananthapuram Technopark


People

The Central Provincial Council in Kandy, Colombo has decided to name the 2010 World Cup venue as the Muttaih Muralitharan International Cricket Stadium

Bharti Infratel, a unit of Bharti Aritel has appointed Devender Singh Rawat as its Cheif Executive Officer

Sanjay Dhawan has been appointed as CEO of Symphony Service Corporation

V.Vaidyanathan quits as MD and CEO of ICICI Prudetial Life Insurance, to join Kishore Biyani's Future Group. Sandeep Bakshi, the Deputy Managing Director of ICICI Bank is likely to head ICICI Prudential Life Insurance

K.M.Mathew, Chief Editor of Malayala Manorama daily, passed away at his residence in Kottayam

Prashanth Venkataraman (a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering), is currently a Design Engineer with Saint-Gobain Glass India has received the first 'Pemanda Monappa Scholarship' award to pursue an M.Phil course at the University of Cambridge in Britain

Somdev Devvarman becomes 2nd Indian after Leander paes to break into the top-100 of ATP rankings, reaching a career-high 96th with total points of 540 as on 2nd August 2010

Eric Tindill was the oldest surviving New Zealand International Rugby and Test cricketer died at the age of 99 and 226 days. The only New Zealander to be capped in both Rugby and Cricket


Business


Maruti to launch CNG cars. Factory-fitted option would be made available with models of Alto, Estilo, WagonR, Eeco and SX4 models

SEBI allows currency options on US dollars pairing with rupee, trading options will be from 9am to 5pmIST

A total of 1,400 youths under the age of 25 from 147 countries gather for the 2 week long World Youth Congress at Istanbul to discuss how youths can be most effective in addressing the problems facing the world and to develop sustainable youth strategies

Coimbatore Tidel Park a 56-acre SEZ(Special Economic Zone) campus housing 3 IT companies - Wipro, TCS and HCL developed jointly by the Tamilnadu Industrial Development Corporation, Electronics Corporation of India, Software Technology Parks of India and Tidel Park, Chennai has been inaugurated

Fairfest Media Ltd. along with West Bengal Tourism Department completes a 3-day Travel and Tourism Fair(TTF). TTF to move be held in Ahemadabad(August 20-22) and Surat(August 27-29)


Innovation

Stephane Rousson designs World's 1st (pedal-boat) Scubster submarine, unveiled in France


Lost and Found

Natt, a vessel beleived to be have sunk in World War II has been found and recovered by Myanmar divers in the western Rakhine state of the country
(Note on Natt: 28.5 meter-long iron vessel,abandoned by the British forces when retreating to India has been recovered with its original face without damage from a depth of 4.5meters in a stream in Buthidaung)


Science

China successfully launched a 5th orbiter into space as a part of its indigenous satellite navigation and global positioning network

1 billion tonnes of coal has been found in Cahora Bassa district of the northwestern province of Tete in Mozambique

Fyodor Yurchikhin and Mikhail Kornienko, 2 Russian astronauts have successfully completed a space walk that lasted for 6 and half hours and returned to the International Space Station

Indian Immunoligacals Ltd. has launched Folyson, a hormone to increase the reproduction rates in dairy cattle


Sports

Singapore Youth Olympic Games to he held between 14th to 26th August 2010

3rd Edition of the Chennai Marathon, organised in the aid of Givelife charity to be held on 29th August 2010. The theme of the very event to be 'My city, My pride'

Viktor Rothlin has won men's marathon for Switzerland's first gold at the European Championships

50 year old Merlene Ottey becomes the oldest athlete to compete at the European Championships

Yohann Diniz of France won the men's European Champions 50-kilometre walk crown to finish in 3 hours, 40 mins and 37 sec

G.K.Rathinavel clinches bronze(Shot put and Discus) in the 24th Sri Lanka Masters Athletics Annual Open Championship held at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo


India finishes 2-1 to clinch the bronze medal in the inaugural Asian Women Champions Trophy hockey tournament at Busan, South Korea


Webber of Red Bull wins at action-packed Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix


Technology

India's 7th fastest supercomputer at a computation(HPC) cluster 1.5 Tera Byte memory and 30TB storage space cluster capacity 'Annapurna' was unveiled at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences(IMSc) in Chennai

Panasonic launches world's first 3-D camcorder

American Museum of Natural History in New York launches mobile navigation app to provide visitors with a new-generation museum experience

Urogulf Direct Infosolutions Pvt. Ltd. a Kochi-based firm has launched information service called 'Mooble' that could act as a search engine in mobile phones to access information through SMS

Science - 7

Heart failure is more common in people consuming
Saturated fats

The best preventive medicine is
Immunization

Triple antigen does not immunise against
Typhoid

The best method of preserving food against decay is
Refrigerating

What happens when air is sucked out of an empty can and sealed?
It gets crushed

The sucking of blood by a mosquito from our body involves
Syphon action

A pressure cooker reduces cooking time because
The boiling point of the water inside is raised

Which substance is a good conductor of heat and electricity?
Graphite

Which metal is found in the form of liquid?
Mercury

The element mainly present in proteins is
Nitrogen