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Current Affairs October 2010 - 4

Award

India-based documentary directed by Kim Longinotto's 'Pink Saris' wins at Abu Dhabi Film Festival, the director says the prize money will be used to help the girls who featured in the film

Ratan Tata conferred the prestigious 'Legend in Leadership Award' at the 64th Yale CEO Leadership Summit by Yale University President Richard C Levin

Tendulkar has been honoured 'Lebara People's Choice' award by Ratheesan Yoganathan, CEO Lebara at the inaugural Asian Awards in UK


Books

Manju Kapur's 'The Immigrant', Neel Mukherjee's 'A Life Apart' and Amit Chaudhuri's 'The Immortals' have been shortlisted for $50,000 literary prize


Business

GM India to come out with eletric car next year

R-Power awards Rs.10,000 crore order to GE

Maruti plans to add 1,500 service outlets by 2015

B.M.Munjal family, owners of the Indian promoters stake in Hore Honda, will be officially known as the Hero Group with a division of $4.2 billion

China becomes Volvo's 3rd largest market

AIA raises $17.9 billion, becomes 3rd biggest IPO

ICICI Bank and American Express launch prepaid travel card, a smart alternative to cash while travelling

Bharti Airtel plans call center jobs in Africa, hires IBM and Tech Mahindra and Spanco to render services

SEBI doubles retail investor limit in IPO to Rs.2,00,000

160by2.com tie up with AhaApps.com to launch iPhone application enabling free SMS from all iPhones

Bharti Airtel to launch 3G by end of 2010

RBI insists 2nd password for online shopping

India's Exports jump 23% or $18 billion in September at its fastest pace in 2 years

Maruti Suzuki to manufacture its first fully 'Made in India' car

Warren E. Buffett hires manager for portfolio management for Berkshire Hathaway

DGCX,Indian Rupee futures contract traded a record 6,043 contracts worth $270.61 million as on October 19th 2010

Cable and Wireless Worldwide announces 2nd Network Operating Centre in India

Intel's 1st Asia unit in China begins production

Advaith Hyundai has launched 'Free Care Care Clinic'


Education

Volkswagen India signs a MoU with a Punjab-based education group Rayat Bahra to impart technical training to engineering students


People

Indian archery coach Cherukuri Lenin has been killed and 2 Delhi Commonwealth Games silver medalists, Ritul Chatterjee and Chittibomma Jignesh were injured in a road accident near Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh

Ted Turner, the chairman of United Nation's Foundation and the founder of Cable New Network(CNN) has donated $1 billion towards the eradication of polio in Nigeria

Chaitanya Kamat has been appointed as Oracle Financial Service Software (OFSS) Managing Director and CEO

India's most loved cartoonist R.K.Laxman turns 86

Baldev Raj has been elected president of the International Institute of Welding(IIW). Baldev becomes the 1st Indian and 2nd Asian to be elected to Head IIW. Welding societies from 55 countries are its members. Baldev to hold office for 3 years from 2011-2014

2 Engineering students, Vaibhav Tidke a final year student of Master's in Chemical Technology at the Institute of Chemical Technology from Mumbai and Chandrashekaran a student of Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Tamil Nadu have been selected for prestigious Bayer Young Environmentalist Envoy (BYEE) honour who will also attend an international conference in Germany in November

Vinod J Nathan has been appointed as National Sales Head for Kannada channel Suvarna TV


Science

Moon's surface contains a rich mix of elements including silver and carbon dioxide along with water

Russia marks 50th anniversary of worst space accident, in which 126 designers and servicemen were killed during a launch pad accident but families and the public was kept in dark till the Soviet collapse in 1991

Scientist have discovered a huge alien planet in a system with 2 suns, orbits the primary star identified as HR 7162 which is a part of a binary star system 49 light-years away in the constellation Lyra

United States has approved world's biggest solar energy project in the world, 4 plants at the cost on 1 billion dollars each. To be built in Mojave desert Southern California, the project is expected to create more than 1,000 jobs


Sports

Emirates to offer packages for the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2011. The tournament is scheduled to take place in Doha from January 7-29, 2011, 16 of Asia's top national teams to compete for the AFC Asian Cup 2011

Former Indian seamer Venkatesh Prasad has emerged as a candidate to replace Troy Cooley as Australia's pace bolwing coach after the 2011 World Cup

India bags 2 golds, 1 silver medal at the 15th International Astronomy Olympiad held in Ukraine

Garcia,31,lost consciousness and collapsed on field at the 60th minute of the second division match in the El Helmantico Stadium in Salamanca

Swiss master Roger Federer beat Germany's Florian Mayer 6-4 6-3 to win the Stockholm Open to equal Pete Sampras's haul of 64 ATP titles

Tendulkar in ESPNcricinfo's all-time Test World XI

India moves up to 2nd place in ICC's Championship table after 1-0 win over Australia

Somdev Devvarman achieves career high rank of 94 with 568 points


Technology

View D, Handset maker Spice has launched the country's first 3D display mobile phone priced at Rs.4,299

China's iPad users get 24-hour free TV broadcast from state-owned television network China Xinhua News Network Corporation(CNC)

E-mage, a new tool to secure personal information online

Wi-Fi Direct, a technology to allow the use of WiFi device to device communication without any Wi-Fi network or access point
(Similar to bluetooth with a distance of 200 yards at speed of upto 250 megabyte)

Reliance launches SMS based mobile conferencing service, as an extension of its Group Talk facility

Shanghai-Hangzhou rail link covers the 200-km distance in only 45 minutes, reducing the travelling time from 78 minutes

Motorola launches Android based tablet at Rs.12,990



Download:Current Affairs October 2010

ESPNcricinfo's all-time Test World XI

The World XI
Jack Hobbs, Len Hutton, Don Bradman, Sachin Tendulkar, Viv Richards, Garry Sobers, Adam Gilchrist, Malcolm Marshall, Shane Warne, Wasim Akram, Dennis Lillee

The Second XI
Sunil Gavaskar, Barry Richards, George Headley, Brain Lara, Wally Harmmond, Imran Khan, Alan Knott, Bill O'Reilly, Fred Trueman, Muttiah Muralitharan, SF Barnes

Readers'XI
Sunil Gavaskar, Virendra Sehwag, Don Bradman, Sachin Tendulkar, Brain Lara, Garry Sobers, Adam Gilchrist, Shane Warne, Wasim Akram, Muttiah Muralitharan, Glenn McGrath

Choose the appropriate word - 8

I am interested ____ some other job
i) about ii) in iii) on iv) for

______ you apologise, I shall punish you.
i) Till ii) Untill iii) Unless iv) None of these

The dog has been _____ by the car
i) run for ii) run into iii) run out iv) run over

Vasant _____ to meet Arvind on the street
i) happened ii) has not iii) like iv) happen

What is the time ____ your watch.
i) at ii) in iii) by iv) on

He talks as if he ___ a fool
i) is ii) was iii) were iv) has been

Some of the luggage ____ not yet arrived
i) are ii) have iii) is iv) has

There is not much difference _____ you and me
i) between ii) among iii) for iv) in

He ______ since morning
i) will be playing ii) has played iii) is playing iv) has been playing

One of the _____ injured
i) players was ii) player was ii) players are iv) players were

Geography - 5

Which one of the following ports was developed first after independence?
i) Marmugao ii) Tuticorin iii) Paradip iv) Kandla

Which one of the following is the youngest folded mountain range in India?
i) Western Ghats ii) Himalayas iii) Eastern Ghats iv) Aravalli Hills

Rajasthan remains dry during South-West Monsoon because of
i) anti-cyclonic circulation ii) spread of sand dunes iii) lack of vegetation iv) none of these

Where are the Udaigiri Caves located?
i) Ahmed Nagar ii) Near Hampi in Karnataka iii) Orissa iv) Near Aurangabad

Which one of the following rivers flows through Maharashtra and Gujarat?
i) Tapti ii) Godavari iii) Sabarmati iv) Mahi

The Hundroo falls are formed on
i) The Kaveri ii) The Subamarehka iii) The Indravati iv) None of these

The process of disintegration of rocks without changing their chemical composition is
i) Oxidation ii) Exfoliation iii) Hydration iv) Carbonation

Which part of India is closest to Indonesia?
i) Andaman and Nicobar Islands ii) Mizoram iii) Tripura iv) West Bengal

Natural Regions of the World are
i) 10 ii) 8 iii) 7 iv) 9

The Salal hydroelectric project is located at
i) Salem ii) Jaisalmer iii) Dhyangarh iv) Tumkur

57th National Awards

Best Feature Film: Kutty Srank (Malayalam)

Best Actor: Amitabh Bachchan for Paa

Best Actress: Ananya Chatterjee for Abohoman

57th National Awards

Current Affairs October 2010 - 3

Award/Prize

Indian Women journalists (Rumni Ghosh with Best Reporting in Hindi award,Preethi Nagaraj with Best Reporting in English award and Bornali Boruah for Best Reporting in Other regional Languages,Assamese) to receive the 10th annual Sarojini Naidu Prize for Best Reporting on women and Panchayat Raj in an event held by The Hunger Project, a New-York based nonprofit organisation

Hari Prasad Vemuru, a jailed Indian e-voting researcher wins 2010 Pioneer Awards of Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) at San Francisco. Vemuru has been released on bail after being imprisoned for his security work in India, is a researcher who recently revealed security flaws in India's paperless electronic voting machines


Business

Indian jet deal to could create 27,000 jobs in US

Insurance products could now be distributed with IRDA at post offices across India

Intel invests $8 billion, to create jobs up to 8,000

Dheeraj Hinduja(3rd generation Hinduja) replaces RJ Shahaney at Ashok Leyland as $25 billion Hinduja group is to take over the expansion of the commercial vehicle business in a joint venture with Nissan

3 policies on Information and Communication Technology, Hardware and Animation for Karnataka state to be released at the 13th Edition of India's most premier ICT event, IT.Biz. Event to be held between 28th and 30th of October 2010

ICICI Bank has launched I-Express, an instant cross-border money transfer option for non-resident Indians(NRIs) in Gulf countries

Eurocopter launches a wholly-owned subsidiary in India to start operations and to capture half of the country's growing civilian helicopter market by 2015. It is also scheduled to setup an engineering centre in Bangalore to support its global design and development activities

IBM has bagged 5-year contract from wind turbines major Suzlon to provide business consulting services to manage its application development and maintenance requirements

LIC Pension Fund has approached interim regulator Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) seeking permission to invest in IPOs which would help it to take part in the Government's divestment programme

Indian innerwear company, Maxwell Industries announced the launch of its latest offering "Eminence" in Bangalore. Maxwell is the maker of 'VIP' range of mens innerwear and vests

Nokia to slash 1,800 jobs worldwide to streamline its smartphones business

Eli Lilly and Co. has launched 'Efficient', its cardiovascular product used to prevent blood clots

Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) has selected 49 volunteers to function as 'Business Correspondents' in villages in Cuddalore, Villupuram and Tiruvannamalai districts of Tamilnadu to impart training to operate smart cards


Entertainment

India gets 5 nominations, including 3 for Marathi cinema, in 4th Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be held in Australia on December 2nd 2010


People

Oana Lungescu has been hired for top press job(as spokeswoman) for the first time in NATO's 61-year history

Sumant Pal has been appointed as Head of Global Services for India by EMC

Priya Ranjan is set to join Axa group's headquarters in France to head global force of over 1 lakh people

Ravi Uppal has been appointed by Larsen and Tourbo as whole-time director for a period of 5 years

P.V.K.Mohan has been appointed as Senior Fund Manager at Principal Mutual Fund

Sudhir Vasudeva has been selected by the Public Enterprise Selection Board(PSEB) to succeed RS Sharma as the chairman of ONGC

Legendary actor Shammi Kapoor turns 79

Pierre Nanterme named CEO of Accenture with effect from 1st January 2011, replaces William D Green


Sports

Delhi's Ashok Kumar wins 2nd successive PGTI title, bagging the Global Green Bangalore Open

Breet Lee signs up with NZ T20 side


Technology

Adobe Systems launches Adobe Acrobat X software family comprising of Acrobat X, Reader X, the Acrobat X Suite and new document exchange services at Acrobat website

Microsoft to launch beta version of Wikibhasha, a multilingual content creation tool for Wikipedia

Sony Ericssion has launched a bluetooth touch display named Live View which allows to control mobile phone while it is pocket

Microsoft has launched Office 365, the online version office suite. Office suite to include Web-based versions of Microsoft Office, SharePoint Online, Lync Online and Exchange Online

HP introduces Palm Pre 2 with webOS2.0

Infosys Technologies Ltd. has announced the launch of Finacle mobile banking 2.0 to facilitate retail and corporate consumers to access banking services through mobile SMS, GPRS, 3G and USSD-enabled handsets

Apple unveiled a series of new products at its 'Back to Mac' event, including MAC OS X Lion, MacBook Air and iLife 11 application suite

Micromax to launch moduT, a 3.5G touch phone with 2.2inch screen and expandable memory up to 32GB priced at Rs.12,500

PC Tools launches 5 new products to its existing suite for 2011



Download:Current Affairs October 2010

ET Retail Awards 2010

Sanjeev Aga, MD, Idea Cellular

Sam Ghosh, CEO, Reliance Capital

Amitabh Chaudhry, MD and CEO, HDFC Standard Life Insurance

Saroj Datta, Executive Director, Jet Airways

Ajay Srinivasan, CEO, Aditya Birla Financial Services

Neeraj Swaroop, CEO, Standard Chartered bank

Partho Das Gupta, Excutive Director, Aurora Comms

Asia's Top 10 restaurants as per The Miele Guide

Iggy's
Singapore

L'Atelier de

Joel Robuchon

Hong Kong, China
Robuchon a Galera
Macau, China
Jaan par Andre
Singapore
Antonio's
Cative, Phillippines
Mozaic
Bali, Indonesia
Zuma
Hong Kong, China

Cilantro Restaurant

and Wine bar

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

L'Atelier de

Joel Robuchon

Tokyo, Japan
Caprice
Hong Kong, China

Numerical Ability - 12

24 + (41 * 42) = ?
i) 1872 ii) 1800 iii) 1679 iv) None of these

The population of a town increased from 4000 to 6000. Find the percentage of increase.
i) 20% ii) 50% iii) 40% iv) 30%

Mr.C is now x-10 years old. How old will Mr.C be 10 years from now?
i) x ii) x + 20 iii) x + 10 iv) x - 20

When 75% of a number is added to 75, the result is the number again. Find the number.
i) 250 ii) 300 iii) 350 iv) 200

0.1 * 0.01 * 0.001 = ?
i) 0.001 ii) 0.1 iii) 0.0001 iv) None of these

3.92/0.8 = ?
i) 0.044 ii) 0.4 iii) 0.44 iv) None of these

How many litres of water can be stored in a hemisphere of radius 10.5 dm?
i) 2456.5 lit ii) 3465 lit iii) 3425 lit iv) 2425.5 lit

If a tray contains 6 red socks and 4 blue socks, what is the probability that 2 socks, picked will be red?
i) 1/3 ii) 2/5 iii) 4/15 iv) 2/15

General Knowledge for School Kids - 11

Which of the following sport-term 'pairs' is not correct?
i) Basketball - dribble ii) Tennis - deuce iii) Cricket - service iv) Boxing - knockout

Lords and Wimbledon are located in
i) Sydney ii) Port of Spain iii) Melbourne iv) London

Sticks, short corner and hat trick are the terms associated with
i) badminton ii) hockey iii) cricket iv) foot ball

With which game are the terms free kick, dribble and throw are associated?
i) Volleyball ii) Hockey iii) Basketball iv) Football

Who among the following is well known for snooker?
i) Geet Sethi ii) Carl Lewis iii) Maradona iv) Saina Nehwal

Which of the following 'sport-arena' pairs is incorrect?
i) boxing-ring ii) tennis-court iii) wrestling-pitch iv) golf-link

Which of the following is associated with the National Football championship?
i) Durand Cup ii) D.C.M Trophy iii) Rangaswamy Trophy iv) Santosh Trophy

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

Choose the appropriate word - 7

One who has good taste of food and enjoys it
i) stoic ii) curator iii) gourmet iv) parasite



A speech delivered without any previous preparation
i) empire ii) extempore iii) maiden iv) debate



Not suitable to be eaten
i) inept ii) infernal iii) inexorable iv) inedible



One who fully depends on others
i) Martyr ii) Novice iii) parasite iv) precipice



The room where dead bodies are often kept for postmortem
i) mortuary ii) matinee iii) obituary iv) oblique



Loathe
i) fate ii) emotionless iii) dislike iv) afraid



Sleuth
i) policemen ii) detective iii) decoit iv) officer



Zing
i) enthusiasm ii) happy iii) overactive iv) politeness



Boon
i) oblige ii) improve iii) helpful iv) favour



Original
i) beginning ii) not false iii) not old iv) inventive

Books and Authors - 2

A brief history of time
Stephen Hawking
Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain
Born free
Abdul Fazal
Business @ speed of thought
Bill Gates
Emma
Jane Austen
India wins Freedom
Abdul Kalam Azad
Kim
Rudyard Kipling
Man eaters of Kumaon
Jim Corbett
Moon Walk
Michael Jackson
Pygmalion
George Bernard Shaw
Wings of Fire
A.P.J.Abdul Kalam
Wuthering Heights
Emily Bronte

Science Quiz - 9

Pyrometers are used to measure
i) temperature ii) altitudes iii) humidity iv) depth

The fourth dimension in Physics was introduced by
i) Neil Bohr ii) Einstein iii) Galileo iv) Newton

The hormone insulin which is used in treating diabetes was discovered by:
i) Brown ii) Hooke iii) F.G.Banting iv) Schleiden and Schwann

In Pathology, excess of white corpuscles in the blood is called:
i) Anaemia ii) Anoxia iii) Septicemia iv) Leukaemia

The molten material found inside the earth is called:
i) Obsidian ii) Lava iii) Basalt iv) None of these

Cholesterol is a:
i) derivative of chloroform ii) chromium salt iii) type of chlorophyll iv) fatty alcohol found in animal fat

Black hole:
i) absorbs all radiation that fall on it ii) does not emit any radiation iii) is an imaginary concept iv) convert UV radiation to infra red

Nitrogen fixing bacteria present in the nodules of the roots of leguminous plants are:
i) symbiotic ii) parasitic iii) saprophytic iv) protolithic

Marble
i) an igneous rock ii) sand stone iii) re-crystallised limestone iv) formed from changes of organic matters to inorganic one

Doctors recommend that food should be cooked in oil rather than in Vanaspathi ghee because:
i) oil is easier to store ii) oil is cheaper iii) oil contain saturated fats iv) oil contain unsaturated fats

Current Affairs October 2010 - 2

Business

Singh brothers to purchase 5 units of Hong Kong-listed Quality Healthcare Asia(QHA) for HK$1,541 million (approx. Rs.882 crore)

Alcatel-Lucent opens regional delivery center(RDC) in Bangalore to manage, operate and maintain multi-vendor fixed and mobile telecommunications networks based in India or anywhere around the world

India's (EXIM)Export-Import Bank has secured a $150 million International loan to help expand Indian exports to Africa

Tata-DoCoMo to launch 3G services in November acorss 9 cities - Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh(West), Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh


People

Vikram Singh Mehta, Chairman of Shell Companies in India to receive the Asian Business Leader Award(leadership and contribution of business in Asia) in London
Other recipients of the awards are Stephen Green, Britian's trade minister and ex-chairman of HSBC and Jack Ma, Chairman and CEO of Alibaba group

Tamim Iqbal named Wisden Test Player of the year

Vijay Mallya has been awarded the International Business Leader of the Year by the GG2 Leadership and Diversity Awards

London-based hotelier and Philanthropist Joginder Sanger has been given Incredible India Travel Personality of the Year award

Ex-Patni VP Rajesh Padmanabhan, has been appointed as HR Head by Capgemini


Technology

Transcend launches 4GB DDR3 DRAM modules using high-density(2Gbit) DDR3chips

McAfee Enterprise Mobility Management(EMM) 9.0 platform to provide mobility solution, package to include .NET and SQL Express

Western Union, has tied-up with State Bank of India to enable international direct cash-to-account transfer(SBI account holders will be able to route overseas money transfers directly in their bank accounts using mobile phones)

Facebook, Bing teams up to give online search a social touch

Auto404, a new online complaint system to get rid of arrogant autowallas

National Instrument has launched the LabVIEW 2010, the latest version of graphical programming environment for design, test, measurement and control applications

Microsoft unveils new phone with Windows OS


Download:Current Affairs October 2010

Constitution of India - 3

All ministers at the centre are appointed by
i) The Prime Minister ii) Home Minister ii) The Vice-President iv) The President

State Governors hold office
i) During the pleasure of Chief Minister ii) During the pleasure of President iii) For a fixed and unalterable term iv) During good behaviour

The Attorney General of India is appointed by
i) The Vice President ii) The President iii) Chief Justice of India iv) The Prime Minister

Provision of employment to all comes under
i) Fundamental Rights ii) Fundamental Duties iii) Directive Principles of State Policy iv) None of these

The Finance commission is appointed every
i) 4 years ii) 2 years iii) 3 years iv) 5 years

The Election Commission is constituted
i) every 10 years ii) every 5 years iii) every 6 years iv) it is a permanent constitutional body

Who can participate in the business of Parliament without being a member?
i) Solicitor General ii) Chief Justice iii) Vice-President iv) Attorney General

The Governor of a State is responsible for his acts to
i) the President ii) the Lok Sabha iii) the State Legislature iv) the Prime Minister

The concept of Welfare State is found in the Indian Constitution in the
i) Preamble ii) Fundamental Duties iii) Fundamental Rights iv) Directive Principles

The first amendment made changes in
i) Directive Principles of State Policy ii) Election of Prime Minister iii) Election of President iv) Fundamental Rights

Dainik Bhaskar India Pride Awards 2010 - 2nd Edition

State Awards

Agriculture 

(includes irrigation)

Rajasthan Co-operative Dairy

Federation Ltd.

Gold
Electricity and Power

Rajasthan Rajya Vidhyut

Utpadan Nigam Ltd.

Gold
Electricity and Power

Karnataka Power

Corporation Ltd

Silver
Infrastructure Development

Karnataka State Road Transport

Corporation Ltd.

Gold
Infrastructure Development

Mumbai  Railways Vikas

Corporation Ltd.

Silver

Corporate

Social Responsibility

Mumbai Raiways Vikas

Corporation Ltd.

Gold

Corporate

Social Responsibility

NHDC Ltd.

Silver

Special Awards

Best Service Brand in PSUs

IOCL

Gold

Business Bhaskar

Growth Leader

BHEL
Gold
Best Consumer connect ITUnion Bank of India
Gold

Editor's Award for

Inclusive Growth

Punjab National Bank
Gold

Chairman's Award for

Financial Catalyst

Power Finance Corporation Ltd.
Gold

Emerging PSU

Rajasthan Housing Board
Gold

Dainik Bhaskar India Pride Awards 2010 - 2nd Edition

Life time achievement award in PSU was awarded to OP Bhatt, Chairman, SBI


Center Awards
Consumer Industry

Indian Railway Catering and

Tourism Corporation Ltd.

Gold
Non Financial
Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd.
Gold
Banks
State Bank of India
Gold
Banks
Bank of Baroda
Silver
Energy and Power
Coal India Ltd.
Gold
Heavy Industries
Bharat Electronics Ltd.
Gold

Metal and Minerals

and Trade including

Mining

Steel Authority of India Ltd.

Gold

Metal and Minerals

and Trade including

Mining

National Mineral Development

Corporation Ltd.

Silver
Oil and Gas
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
Gold
Oil and Gas
Oil India Ltd.
Silver
Transport
The Shipping Corporation India Ltd.
Gold
Transport
IRCON International Ltd.
Silver

Infrastructure

Development

RITES Ltd.
Gold

Corporate

Social Responsibility

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd.
Gold

Corporate

Social Responsibility

Coal India Ltd.
Silver

India Image

Enhancement/

creating a global brand

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.
Gold

Life Time Achievement

Award

State Bank of India
Gold

Nobel Prize 2010

Nobel Prize Winners in Physics

Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov

Nobel Prize Winners in Chemistry

Richard F. Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki

Nobel Prize Winners in Medicine

Robert G.Edwards

Nobel Prize Winners in Literature

Mario Vargas Liosa

Nobel Peace Prize

Liu Xiaobo

Nobel Prize Winners in Economic Sciences

Peter A. Diamond, Dale T.Mortensen and Christopher A. Pissarides

Current Affairs October 2010

Awards

Scientists of Indian Institute of Chemical Technology(IICT) have received awards from the Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India(OPPI).
Dr.G.V.M.Sharma has been awarded OPPI Scientist of the Year award - 2010
Dr.K.Suresh Babu and Dr.N.Shankariah has been awarded the Young Scientist Award 2010


Business

Netbiscuits to offer its customers with apps made for Samsung's OS-Bada

Huawei to setup $500 Million unit near Chennai

Google acquires mobile typing startup BlindType

Honda Siel Cars India launched 'Variant' priced at Rs.9.53lakh and Rs.10.25lakh

TalentSprint and Maveric Systems have jointly launched an advanced learning centre to impart training in non-functional testing space

NABARD has launched a SMS-based crop advisory and information service
(SMS Service:to farmers providing personalised and customised agricultural information covering crop advisory services, market prices and weather forecast to maximise the productivity and income of farmers)

Singapore Mercantile Exchange(SMX) to launch world's first international black pepper futures contract

Unilog launches logistics services across Kerala

Gammon India opens training centre at Kuppedada village of Srirangapatna Taluk, in Mysore

ICICI Bank launches Hindi version of its website


Event

2-day realty expo to be organised at Udupi on October 9th and 10th 2010 which is expected to include promoters,builders,commercial banks and housing finance, solar product and cement companies


People


Leo Apotheker replaces Mark Hurd as HP's CEO

Rohit Kapoor(EXL President and CEO) would hold additional role of Executive Chairman of Board

A.R.Rahman to receive Indira Gandhi award for National Integration for the year 2009


Download:Current Affairs October 2010

Business Quiz - 7

There is on General Law of Demand - the quantity demanded increases with a:
i) Stable price ii) Increasing Utility iii) Fall in price iv) Rise in price

India has least or nominal trade relations with which of the following countries?
i) Japan ii) Uganda iii) Britain iv) South Africa

By which bill does the Government propose collection of revenues for a year?
i) Supplementary Bill ii) Finance Bill iii) Economic Bill iv) None of these

Cheap money means :
i) low rate of income ii) low level of saving iii) low rates of interest iv) None of these

When too much money is chasing too few goods, the situation is :
i) Recession ii) Inflation iii) Stagflation iv) Deflation

'Interest Rate Policy' is a component of :
i) Monetary Policy ii) Direct Policy iii) Fiscal Policy iv) Trade Policy

Which country owns, buys and consumes the most gold in the word?
i) China ii) South Africa iii) India iv) USA

Debenture-Holders of a company are its :
i) workers ii) shareholders iii) debtors iv) creditors

Capital formation in an economy depends on :
i) Total Savings ii) Total Production iii) Total demand iv) Total income

After a great change in the price of a commodity, there is no change in its demand. The demand is known as :
i) very elastic ii) elastic iii) perfectly inelastic iv) inelastic

GIREM Award 2010 - 3rd Edition

Global Initiative for Restructuring Environment and Management Leadership Award

Person of the Year
Jitendra Virwani
Embassy
Property Developments Ltd.
Company of the Year
Tata Housing Development
Best Urban Development
Project
Jaypee Greens by Jaypee Group
Architecture Firm of the Year
RSP Design Consultants
Engineering firm of the Year
Synergy
Property Development Services
Real Estate Consultancy
Firm of the Year
Jones Lang Lasalle Property
Consultants India
Promising Future Company
Mantri Developers
Investor of the Year
Red Fort Capital Advisors
Real Estate
Manager of the Year
Rajesh Gandhi, Yes Bank
Facility Manager of the Year
Sridhar Ragavendra,
Mphasis HP
Best Mall of the Year
Select City walk by
Aarone Group

Economic Times Awards 2010

Business Leader of the Year
Aditya Puri, MD, HDFC Bank
Company of the Year
L&T
Emerging Company of the Year
Cadila Healthcare
Entrepreneur of the Year
Narendra Murukumbi,
MD, Shree Renuka Sugars
Businesswoman of the Year
Zia Mody, Co-founder,
AZB and Partners
Global Indian of the Year
Nitin Nohria, dean,
Harvard Business School
Policy Change Agent of the Year
Aruna Roy and Arvind Kerjiwal,
founders, Parivartan
Business Reformer of the Year
Kapil Sibal, HRD Minister
Lifetime Achievement Award
R.C.BHargava, chairman,
Maruti Suzuki

ICC ODI Team of the Year 2010 (in batting order)

Sachin Tendulkar (IND)

Shane Watson (AUS)

Michael Hussey (AUS)

AB de Villiers (SA)

Paul Collingwood (ENG)

Ricky Ponting (AUS, Captain)

M.S.Dhoni (IND, Wicketkeeper)

Daniel Vettori (NZ)

Stuart Broad (ENG)

Doug Bollinger (AUS)

Ryan Harris (AUS)

ICC Test Team of the Year 2010 (in batting order)

Virender Sehwag (IND)

Simon Katich (AUS)

Sachin Tendulkar (IND)

Hashim Amla (SA)

Kumar Sangakkara (SL)

Jacques Kallis (SA)

M.S.Dhoni (IND, Captain and Wicketkeeper)

Graeme Swann (ENG)

James Anderson (ENG)

Dale Stayn (SA)

Doug Bollinger (AUS)

ICC LG Awards 2010

Cricketer of the Year
(Winning the
Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy)
Sachin Tendulkar (IND)
Women's Cricketer of the Year
Shelley Nitschke (AUS)
Test Player of the Year
Virender Sehwag (IND)
ODI Player of the Year
AB de Villiers (SA)
Emerging Player of the Year
Steven Finn (ENG)
Associate and
Affiliate Player of the Year
Ryan ten Doeschate (NED)
Twenty20 International
Performance of the Year
Brendon McCullum (NZ)
Spirit of Cricket
New Zealand
Umpire of the Year
(Winning the
David Shepherd Trophy)
Allem Dar

Mark the word opposite in meaning - 2

Callous
i) sympathetic ii) hard iii) cruel iv) unkind

Benign
i) gentle ii) rough iii) serious iv) kind

Candid
i) true ii) vield iii) open iv) biased

Brawny
i) thin ii) weak iii) strong iv) fat

Cede
i) annexe ii) yield iii) secede iv) agree

Banal
i) old ii) interesting iii) common place iv) modern

Cogent
i) convincing ii) incoherent iii) believable iv) unbelievable

Buxum
i) bony ii) ugly iii) thin iv) plump

Circuitous
i) diametrical ii) short iii) straight iv) round about

Blithe
i) gay ii) lively iii) morose iv) depressed

Reasoning - 10

Drift : snow :: Dunes: ____
i) hill ii) rain iii) water iv) sand

Pages : book :: Bones : ____
i) skull ii) body iii) calcium iv) skeleton

Net : ball :: Hook : ____
i) handle ii) butterfly iii) fish iv) wire

Shout : whisper :: Run : ____
i) hop ii) stand iii) walk iv) stay

Win : triumph :: Lose : _____
i) battle ii) defeat iii) war iv) soldier

Sun : energy :: Fire : ____
i) fossil fuel ii) hot iii) wood iv) heat

Painter : picture :: Dancer : _____
i) artiste ii) dance iii) performance iv) mastery

Audience : cinema :: Spectators : _____
i) school ii) match iii) orchestra iv) congregation

Medicine : cures :: Book : ______
i) library ii) educates iii) racks iv) read

Wax : candle :: Water vapour : ______
i) precipitation ii) rain iii) clouds iv) plastics

Epithets - 3

Lady with the lamp
Florence Nightingale
Land of Golden Fleece
Australia
Land of Morning Calm
Korea
Land of Five Rivers
Punjab, India
Land of Midnight Sun
Norway
Land of Maples
Canada
Land of Cakes
Scotland
Land of Golden Pagoda
Myanmar
Land of Thunderbolt
Bhutan
Land of White Elephants
Thailand

Do it Yourself : General Awareness

The first metal to be used by man was
i) Iron ii) Aluminium iii) Silver iv) Copper

Which of the following is known rivers is known as 'Sorrow of Bengal'?
i) Kosi ii) Gandak iii) Sone iv) Damodar

Who was the first woman Governor of an Indian State?
i) Sulochan Modi ii) Sushila Nayar iii) Sucheta Kriplani iv) Sarojini Naidu

The Hirakud Project is on which of the following rivers
i) Damodar ii) Kosi iii) Godavari iv) Mahanadi

Which is the India's largest lake?
i) Sambhar ii) Naini iii) Sishram iv) Chilka

The largest irrigation canal in India is called the
i) Sirhind Canal ii) Yamuna Canal iii) Upper Bari Doab Canal iv) Indira Gandhi Canal

Tehri Dam Project is located in which of the following State?
i) Haryana ii) Rajasthan iii) Madhya Pradesh iv) Uttaranchal

The enzyme that is present in the saliva of man is
i) Renin ii) Trypsin iii) Pepsin iv) Amylase

Where does Chambal river originate from?
i) Mhow ii) Bhind ii) Ujjain iv) Ratlam

Blood cancer is otherwise called as
i) Anaemia ii) Leucopenia iii) Polycythemia iv) Leukaemia


Answers Hint: Same option number

Current Affairs September 2010 - 5

Unique Identification(UID)

Ranjana Sonawne. 782474317884, with this number becomes the first Indian to get UID


Business

Telecom services provider Aircel has entered into a partnership with Apollo Hospitals to provide interactive healthcare services on mobile phones

Facebook and Skype plan tie-up

Association of Technical Markets Analysts(ATMA) formally launched operations in India

General Motors India launches captive LNG facility at its Haloi factory


People

Legendary singer, Lata Mangeshkar turns 81

Mukesh Ambani tops India rich list for 3rd consecutive time

Symphony TV lifetime achievement award for Yesudas

Sanjay Aggarwal has been appointed as CEO of Kingfisher Airlines

Ranbir Singh Butola to head Indian Oil Corporation

Dilip Shanghvi of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries acquires controlling stake in Israeli drug-maker Taro Pharmaceutical Industries


Record

CRH380A train sets new speed record of 416.6kms per hour(258.86 miles per hour) in China


Technology


Research In Motion has unveiled Playbook, a tablet computer

Sharp enters into the e-reader market with Galapagos