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Indian History - 7

Who invented paper by using tree, bamboo and rags?
i) The Babylonians ii) The Aryans iii) The ancient Chinese iv) None of these

Which of the following played a very important role in the evolution of Civilization?
i) Bronze ii) Gold iii) Silver iv) Iron

The great tank now called "the Great Bath" was found in
i) Lothal ii) Harappa iii) Mohenjodaro iv) Egypt

The main occupation in the paleolithic age was:
i) farming ii) hunting and gathering food iii) agriculture iv) none of these

Harappan seals were made of
i) Terracota ii) Iron iii) Lead iv) Copper

Where did Lord Buddha preach his first sermon?
i) Vaishali ii) Kushinagar iii) Sarnath iv) None of these

Buddhist literature was written in the language
i) Pali ii) Tamil iii) Sanskrit iv) Prakrit

The Chinese Pilgrim Hieun Tsang visited
i) Pandyas ii) Pallavas iii) Chalukyas iv) Harsha

Asian Games 2010

India finished 6th in the Asian Games 2010 held at Guangzhou in China, with total medal tally of 64 including 14 Gold, 17 Silver and 33 Bronze


ASIAN GAMES 2010: Medal Tally

Current Affairs November 2010 - 4

Business

Post Zain's acquisition, Bharti launches brand 'airtel' across Africa in 16 countries

GM India to invest USD 30 million in 2 years

Taj Gateway rated best 5 star hotel in Kerala

Financial Stability Development Council(FSDC) to be setup to sort out inter-regulatory issues

Apalya has tied up with Discovery Networks Asia Pacific (DNAP) to broadcast the bouquet of Discovery channels on Apalaya's mobile TV platform

Canadian telecom giant Bell Canada, a subsidiary of Bell Canada Enterprises(BCE) to outsource voice-based projects for its internet, Solo Mobility, Bell Mobility and satellite TV divisions to India

BMW to increase investment in India to $1.8 billion($4 million) by the end of 2012 and to start rolling out the X1-model from its plant in Chennai

India signs $416 million deal for railway track in Sri Lanka


Entertainment

Video game legend Mario turns 25


People

Raghavan Thirumulpad, eminent Ayurvedic and Naturopathy exponent aged 90 dies in Kerala


Rank/Records

Wipro tops Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) list. CDLI has been introduced in India for the first time (2010) by the Carbon Disclosure Project

Ashrita Furman, an American holds the world record for setting the maximum number of 122 Guinness world records


Science

Nuclear-capable Agni I missile test-fired

Radiation form Wi-Fi networks may be killing off magnificent tress, says a Dutch study


Technology

Google has launched an online interactive book on the eve of 20th anniversary of Tim Berners-Lee's proposal for the World Wide Web

Motorola to make Indian maps available for free, for Android-powered handset

iBall, a company known for its computer peripherals has now launched 7 new models of cellphone(Shaan, Waterproof, Sleec, Flip, Posh, Touch and Senior)

Essay: Accident do not happen, but are made

In this modern world of Internet and newspaper, the front pages are covered with news of accidents and death. A car is squashed in half there and a motorcyclist killed here. There are accidents everywhere these days. In land, air and even underwater accidents are very frequent. Accidents are caused by people's negligence towards rules and regulations. If everything is done in a proper sequence and order, most of the accidents can be avoided. Accidents caused due to natural calamities are negligible when compared to accidents caused by humans. Sometimes accidents are caused by emotions too. People drive too fast with bursts of anger, sadness and happiness overflowing in their minds and blocking the train of thoughts between their brain and eyes and hence they loose their sense of road and meet with accidents.

Main cause of road accidents is the conditions of road themselves. A lot of holes destroy the beauty of an otherwise beautiful road. Lots of pits and humps and sudden animals grazing on the road create unwanted obstacles for cyclist and pedestrians. People swerve hard and fast to avoid obstacles and sometimes it becomes life-threatening.

Another aspect is drunk drivers. Drivers drink and drive and when drunk drivers and our Indian roads shake hands, accidents are caused. Accidents can be considerably reduced if drivers control the intake of booze its good for both the person and the people around him.

Another cause of accidents is cell phones. People do circus tricks balancing cell phone in one hand, the other hand on steering wheel and eyes on the road and ears listening to the conversation thus the concentration is diverted in a thousand different directions. If the matter is something serious, momentary lack of concentration results in danger yet again.

Pedestrians are sometimes not only victims but also the main cause of road accidents. Some pedestrians walk as if they rule the roads. Continuous honking does not inflict any change in the behaviour of the people on the road. They do not move or budge. Finally the bottom line comes to the size of the vehicle. If the automobile is bigger, the damages become big. Sometimes it might even lead to the death of innocent lives.

If there is one thing in India that's hindering the fast development of the nation, is MONEY. Everywhere we go now, there's no work without money. Even basic needs such as food and water have become pricey. And when it comes to the streets, money takes the upper hand. If a traffic policeman is given additional money the person is allowed to forgo all traffic rules and are allowed to take a head start making all the other people waiting for the light to change. A little additional cash and the whole respect-level with which people look at us are changed in a jiffy.

There is lot of rules in India governing traffic but only a fewer of them are being implemented. It should be forced with full fledged determination. People should follow them without any crooked ideas and thoughts and actions. It should become the right of every Indian. The roads should be properly paved and made and the pedestrian crossings and walk ways should be made clear and visible. People should stick to the pavements and not waver out of the walkway.

LET US SAVE INDIA AND SAVE OURSELVES IN THE PROCESS TOO


Essay by: 
Ms.Shakti, Oman, Muscat

Current Affairs November 2010 - 3

Awards

Paradip Port Trust Chairman Biplav Kumar received the trophy, as the Trust has been adjudged 'Major Port of the Year' for 2009-10 at the Annual Indian Maritime Gateway Awards 2010

Ela Bhatt has been honoured with Global Fairness Initiative Award for helping over a million women in India gain access to opportunities for themselves and their families via., Self-Employed Women's Association

M.G.Venkatesh Mannar, who fabricated the idea to fortify salt with iron, won a $50,000 cash prize at the 10th annual Tech Awards in California

Oberoi Group chairman P.R.S.Oberoi has been awarded the '2010 Corporate Hotelier of the World' award by HOTELS magazine in New York

Asia Society New York has presented its Global Vision Award to Mukesh Ambani at an event honouring global leaders who help promote understanding between Asians and Americans


Business

SBI to acquire the 2nd Indonesian Bank

Deloitte to invest $100 million in Indian market

Jindal Power likely to launch Rs.7,000 crore IPO in 6 months

TCS plans to recruit 50,000 employees in 2011

L&T led consortium bags $764 million order to develop Oman airport

USD 41 million worth Facebook, surpasses eBay

Dabur acquires Namaste Group for $100 million

Skoda launches SUV Yeti

EMC acquires Indian founded Isilon Systems, a storage solution provider for $2.25 billion

Brila Sun Life Mutual Fund launches 'Mobile Investment Manager' in association with MCHEK India Payment Systems(mChek) which enables existing investors of BSLMF to manage their investments through mobile

DHL Global Forwarding to set up facilities in 5 free trade warehousing zones(FTWZ) in India by 2013

Honda to invest Rs.1,000 crore for new facility, likely to be in Andra Pradesh

NEC to launch 3G Femtocell solution in India

Kharif output rise 10% to 114 million tonne in the 2010 Kharif season

Gujarat Times, a New-York based weekly newspaper joined the Indian Languages Newspaper Association(ILNA), to promote journalism in regional languages

3rd Prosche Center in India, opens at Hyderabad


Event

Coimbatore to host 2-day International textile fair on December 4th and 5th 2010


People

K.G.Subramanian has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Nexus Venture Partners

Kalanithi Maran takes over as Spicejet chief

Fillon reappointed as Prime Minister in France cabinet reshuffle

P.Rameshan, from IIM Kozhikode took over as director of the newly established IIM-Rohtak in Haryana

1998 French Open champ Carlos Moya retires from tennis


Science

Astronomers have identified a young black hole formed from an exploding star witnessed in 1979 (30 years ago)


Sports

Kumar Sarna, an Indian origin batsman representing Wonga Park in Australia sets a new record of scoring the highest ever score in Twenty20 cricket. Kumar scored 228 runs(not out) off 65 balls with 22 sixes and 17 fours in a district level match in Melbourne


Technology

'anti-Iphone', a mobile phone that just makes calls and does nothing else has been developed by Dutch advertising agency John Doe. Costing about 59 to 67 pounds(approx.4,300 to 4,500INR) No MP3, no apps and not even texts can be operated on it

Tata Communications has launched its next generation Ethernet network in 24 locations around the world by moving towards PBB(Packet Burst Broadband)

Google unveils Hotpot, a recommendation engine for Google Maps on Android

Buffalo, a storage solutions provider, has launched the MediaStation 6x Portable Blu-Ray Writer priced at Rs.18,000 and comes with a warranty of 2 years

Samsung India has launched the world's smallest laser printer, the SCX 3201. With a warranty of 1-year, it is priced at Rs.8,999

Asus EeePad to be launched as the ASUS Eee Note or Digital Note at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in early 2011

Optinno Mobitech, a Pune-based company has launched an application 'smsBlocker' to block spam SMSes

Amazon.com sets up next-generation movie studio

Google launches online boutique, boutiques.com

Sony launches world's first tilting tv

World Current Affairs - November 2010

French bill to raise retirement age to 62, becomes law

Saudi implements smoking ban, smokers nabbed

Cost of Nasa JWST to replace Hubble telescope balloon

Cadbury shuts its Chocolate Division in Kenya, moves production to South Africa

Indian President Pratibha Patil to inaugurate new venue of Indian Islamic Centre on November 23rd 2010 in Abu Dhabi

GM's IPO to create history

Morocco imports 1.72 million metric tonnes of cereals

Delta Air Lines to expand its international schedule with new and expanded service in Asia and Europe for spring and summer 2011

Australia approves Shell's giant floating LNG plant

China to provide poorer households with subsidies in response to double-digit food price inflation

Computer - 7

Intranet: A private computer network that uses Internet protocols and network connectivity to securely share a part of an organisation's information or operations with its employees

Extranet: A network or internetwork that is limited in scope to a single organisation or entity but which also has limited connections to the networks of one or more trusted organisations

Personal Area Network(PAN): A computer network used for communication among computer devices close to one person

Local Area Network(LAN): A network covering small geographic area, like a office or a building

Wide Area Network(WAN): A network covering relatively broad geographic area(i.e one city to another, one country to another)

Network Topology: Signifies the way in which intelligent devices in the network see their logical relations to one another

Ethics: Core values essential to acceptable online behaviour

Copyright: Exclusive right to produce or reproduce, to perform in public, or to publish an original literary or artistic work

Hacking: An act of penetrating computer systems to gain the knowledge about the system and how it works

Crackers: People who try to gain unauthorised access to computers

Economic Terms and their Meaning

Demand

According to Prof.Benham "Demand for anything, at a given price is the amount of it which will bought per unit of time at that price"

Kinds of Demand
Price Demand, Income Demand and Cross Demand
Demand Schedule
A tabular statement of price-quantity relationship
Demand Curves
Graphical representation of demand schedules
Law of Demand

According to Dr.Marshall, "the amount demanded increases

with a fall in price and decreases with a rise in price"

Supply
The quantity which a seller is prepared to sell at a given price and at a given time
Supply Curve
The relationship between market prices and the amount which producers are prepared to bring to the market
Law of Supply
The relationship between the price of a commodity and its supply
Production
The process of creating various goods and services, which are consumed by the people of the country
Main Factors of production
Land, Labour, Capital and Entrepreneur

Geography - 6

Mixed farming is mainly practiced in
i) North America ii) Africa iii) Europe iv) Asia

The Prime Meridian passes through:
i) 180 degree longitude ii) 0 degree longitude iii) 90 degree longitude iv) none of these

Which of the following is the warmest month in the northern hemisphere
i) September ii) April iii) July iv) May

The most important crop of Europe is
i) Cotton ii) Wheat iii) Rice iv) Barley

Which continent is known as the Industrialised continent?
i) South America ii) Europe iii) Africa iv) Asia

A narrow strip of land which connects two land masses is called:
i) Isthumus ii) plateau iii) strait iv) pass

What kind of soil is ideal for rice cultivation?
i) Sandy ii) Loamy iii) Alluvial iv) Clayey

The Himalayas in Asia is what kind of Mountain?
i) The Fold ii) The Block iii) The Residual iv) The Volcanic

Books and Authors - 3

Gandhiji lived on a farm named after a famous Russian novelist, What is his name.
Leo Tolstoy (Tolstoy Farm)

Which series of Enid Blyton's stories features Kirrin Island?
The Famous Five

Who translated Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali into English?
He himself

'All for one and one for all', was the motto of which famous fictional trio?
The three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas.
Their names were Porthos, Athos and Aramis

Which great work was written by the dacoit Ratnakar?
Ramayan (Ratnakar was the original name of the sage Valmiki)

Which American writer was the first author to use a typewriter?
Mark Twain

Name 3 books written by Akbar.
He was illiterate (He wrote nothing)

How did Captain Hook get his name in the story Peter Pan?
His left arm was bitten off by a crocodile, so he attached a hook instead

The classic Satyajit Ray film Ghare Baire was based on a novel by which great Indian?
Rabindranath Tagore

Which story begins with the words: "Call me Ishmael"?
Moby Dick by Herman Melville

India Power Awards 2010

CategoryAwardees
Life Time Achievement AwardsDr.D.V.Kapur,NTPC
Jury AwardA.K.Bajaj(CWC),Gurdial Singh(CEA),
Jean Kowal(CIGRE),
Alison Bartle(Hydro Power & Dams),
Alessandro.Palmeiri(Lead Dam Specialist),
F Lempeiere(Hydro Corporation),
S.Padmanaban,Senior Energy Advisor(USAID),
Larry Stephens,Executive Director USCOLD(USSD)
Overall Utility PerformanceM/s Mercados,EMI & Dr.H.R.Sharma(Thermal & Hydro),
Power Grid Corporation of India (Transmission),
BSES(Urban Area Distribution),
MGVCL(Non-Urban Area Distribution)
Research & TechnologyCrompton Greaves Ltd,
North Delhi Power Limited
Energy Efficiency,
Conservation & DSM
Energy Management Center Kerala,
Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Ltd
Social & Community ImpactNational Hydro Power Corporation,
Enzen Global Solutions Pvt. Ltd
Making a Difference
at the grassroots
Dasari Koteswara Rao(APTRANsCO)
Innovative FinancingSorabji Godrej Green Business Centre(CII)
Innovative IT
& Metering Application
Infosys, Reliance Infrastructure
Innovative initiatives in the use of new
& renewable energy sources
Prathama Bank
International SegmentIBM
Special AwardsAPTRANSCO,RAMCO Systems,PFC,REC,
POWER LINK,BHEL(Overall Performance)

Current Affairs November 2010 - 2

Automobile

Nissan launches its 1st gasoline-electric(hybrid) with Fuga/Infiniti M in Japan, predicted mileage at 19kms/ltr


Award

Manu Joesph has bagged 'The Hindu Best Fiction Award 2010' for his debut novel Serious men

Ashok Vyas, Indian American Journalist and program director with ITV has been honoured with the community award for his long community services and cultural and religious guidance. Vyas was honourned during the 20th Conference and 11th Annual meeting of National Indo-American Association for Senior Citizens at the Indian American Kerala Center in Newyork


Business

Tata unveils first Sirkosky-92 helicopter cabin manufactured at its facility at the aerospace and precision engineering Special Economic Zone(SEZ) at Hyderabad

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation has been ranked the world's top oil and gas exploration and production(E&P) firm by global energy research agency Platts

Yahoo has partnered with Samsung for Internet connected TVs

Audi's sales vault 208 percent in October

India signs $10billion worth deals with U.S

Hinduja Group flagship firm Ashok Leyland ties up with Himachal Gramin Bank to provide its customers with finance options to buy commercial vehicles

Nikon India has setup its first call centre in India at Gurgaon

Michigan Law School and Jindal Global Law School(JGLS) have come together to develop collaborations in faculty and student exchange programs

Tata's 3G calls at 0.66 paise per second

NSE starts mobile trading, to provide facility free of cost via the software 'NOW'

Air India starts operating flights from Terminal-3 from November 3rd 2010

GE to invest $2billion in China, to create over 1000 jobs

Chevron to buy Atlas Energy for $4.3billion

ICICI bank raises $1billion from overseas bonds

Boeing to begin deliveries of 787s to Air India starting 2011

Ruias-owned Essar Africa Holdings has acquired 60% equity interest of the government of Zimbabwe in the struggling Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company(Zisco)

Thermax acquires European boiler maker for euro 29.5million

Bharti may list tower subsidiary Bharti Infratel

Dell enters India smartphone market, launches two 3G handsets

Power Grid Corp to diversify in telecommunication field

Mahindra Satyam has bagged a contract from insurance sector regulator, IRDA for implementing SAP ERP package

Global Internet search giant Google plans to hire 300 people to double its engineering headcount in India and strengthen Hyderabad as its largest cloud computing research and development centre in the world


Celebration

Watch and jewellery maker Titan has decided to gold plate 1 Nano, the wonder car from Tata, as a part of its campaign to celebrate 5,000 years of Indian jewellery


Event

Organised by Siliconindia, Software Testing Conference (SofTec 2010) a leading event for the Software Test and QA Community to be held on November 13th, 2010 (Saturday) in New Delhi

16th Asian games kicks-off with unique opening ceremony in China


People

Kamal Hassan turns 56

Karnataka beauty Subha has been crowned Miss South India(gold plated crown and a cash prize of Rs.1lakh). Geethu Christy and Nikitha Narayanan from Kerala and Andhra Pradesh respectively were first and second runner up

Hired by British Prime Minister David Cameron, young Indian-origin internet wizard Rishi Saha to head the new media section of 10, Downing Street on a salary of 50,000 pounds

RBI Deputy Governor Usha Thorat retires, after nearly 38 years of service. An executive director of RBI, Anand Sinha to replace

Prithviraj Chavan becomes Chief Minister of Maharashtra


Sports

World record holder Haile Gebrselassie(37-year-old Ethiopian) announced his retirement, to drop out of the New York City Marathon

Harbhajan Singh scores maiden test century in India vs New Zealand Test, match ends in a draw

Chirag United wins Durand Cup

Vettel wins Brazilian Grand Prix
Sania-Hsieh end runners-up in ITF tournament at Taipei

Kenyan David Rudisha and American sprint star Tyson Gay are in a 5-man shortlist for the World Athlete of the Year award


Technology

Marc Andreessen, Co-founder of Netscape and Owner of Andreeseen Horowitz, the venture capital firm to unveil RockMelt browser

Toshibha launches 'tough laptop', the satellite L630

Samsung unveils first 70 Inch HD TV

Yahoo launches mobile friendly mail, messenger

Reliance Broadcast Network's Big Digital launches talk internet radio, names it Big Net Radio which will air only talk shows. It is designed to appeal to audiences who seek quick and brief entertainment updates
Logon to listen: radio.big927fm.com

Mark the correct meaning - 5

Laconic
i) assured ii) unintelligible iii) immediate iv) terse and meaningful

Cavalier
i) negligent ii) incomplete iii) high-handed iv) courteous

Flout
i) to confirm ii) to scatter iii) to treat with contempt iv) to disbelieve

Abase
i) base ii) push iii) exalt iv) debase

Gregarious
i) vicious ii) untrustworthy iii) calm iv) company-loving

Febrile
i) shaking ii) senile iii) feverish iv) weak

Tyro
i) musician ii) dabble iii) serious student iv) beginner

Clandestine
i) secret ii) prearranged iii) important iv) hurried

Disavow
i) to disclaim ii) apologise iii) to swear to iv) to denouce

Malign
i) slander ii) disbelief iii) help financially iv)accuse

World Current Affairs

Cholera spreads to Haitian capital

After India, Barack Obama heads to Indonesia on Asia tour

Liberian President Sirleaf dismisses cabinet

Dilma Rousseff becomes Brazil's first president and has promised to fight for women's rights with the battle cry: "Yes, women can"

Barclays sets aside 1.6 billion pound for bonuses

Indonesia volcano death toll jumps to 191

Obama arrives in Seoul ahead of a Group of 20(G20) summit

Krishnan Parthasarathy, an Indian national based in Chennai, has become the lucky winner of a USD 2 million lottery held at the Dubai International Airport

Google to give 10% salary hike to employees worldwide

Reasoning - 11

A is B's wife and C is A's sister. D is the father of C, while E is D's son.
What is the relation of E to B?
i) Cousin ii) Brother iii) Father-in-law iv) Brother-in-law

I am 10th in the queue from either end. How many people are there in the queue?
i) 13 ii) 10 iii) 12 iv) 19

Find the odd man out:
i) East ii) West iii) North iv) Best

A shepherd had 17 sheep. All but nine died. How any did he have left?
i) 7 ii) 8 iii) 9 iv) 12

Find out the number, which when divided by 4 and added by 9 gives the answer 15?
i) 22 ii) 24 iii) 26 iv) 21

Find two numbers whose sum is 26 and difference 4. Mark the lower of them.
i) 11 ii) 10 iii) 24 iv) 4

Insert the missing letter A, D, G, J .....
i) M ii) L iii) L iv) K

If 2 = 5, 4 = 18, 6 = 39, 8 = 68, then 10 = ?
i) 81 ii) 54 iii) 105 iv) 95

MTV EMA 2010 Awards

Best New Act
Kesha
Best Pop
Lady Gaga
Best Alternative
Paramore
Best Rocks
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Best Male
Justin Bieber
Best Video

Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg

'California Gurls'

Best Hip Hop
Eminem
Best Live Act
Linkin Park
Best Female
Lady Gaga
Best Song
Lady Gaga 'Bad Romance'
Best European
Marco Mengoni
Best Push Act
Justin Bieber

Best World Stage

Performance

Tokio Hotel

Business Quiz - 8

Which company makes a 2-door car named 'Fox'?
i) BMW ii) Audi iii) Volkswagen iv) Toyota

'Sugar Free' is a leading brand of artificial sweetener in India. It is owned by:
i) Cadila ii) Ranbaxy iii) Dr.Reddy's iv) Cipla

Numero Uno is a trade mark for:
i) hotel ii) jeans iii) a vehical iv) a financial company

Aquafina belongs to:
i) ITC ii) Pepsico iii) Parle iv) Coca-Cola

The car Golf belongs to:
i) Suzuki ii) Audi iii) Honda iv) Volkswagen

Which of the following brand belongs to Dabur?
i) Real ii) Vatika iii) Anmol iv) All of these

'Tea City' is owned by:
i) Brook Bond ii) Tata Tea iii) Assam Tea iv) Godfrey Philips

'Dettol' is marketed by:
i) Johnson and Johnson ii) Reckitt Benkiser iii) Abbot Laboratories iv) None of these

Kannada Rajyotsava Award 2010

Award WinnerCategory
Ullas KaranthEnvironment and Wild Life Conservation
Prof.B.M.KrishnaswamyEnvironment and Wildlife Conservation
Ayyappa MasagiAgriculture
Hanumanthappa Siddappa kaaragiAgriculture
C. R. SoragaaviAgriculture
A. AshwiniSports(Athletics)
Ashwini PonnappaSports(Badminton)
Vikas GowdaSports(Athletics)
K.R.Shankar IyerSports
Shivanand HombalSports(Athletes)
Kallappa Ramappa PicheliSports(Wrestling)
H.R.GopalkrishnaSports
B.Shantharam ShettySports
Pramila AyappaSports
Gopal KharviSports
Dr.K.V.NarayanLiterature
Dr.O.L.NagabhushanswamyLiterature
B.R.Lakshman RaoLiterature
Dr.Lata RajashekarLiterature
Dr.LingapattanashettyLiterature
Dr.Neelagiri TalavarLiterature
Dr.Veena ShanteshwarLiterature
Dr.Durga DasLiterature
dr.D.A.shankarLiterature
Srinivas VaidyaLiterature
B.R.ChayaSinger
Lahari VeluSinger
Chandrika GururajSinger
Shanthappa Mallappa hadapadaSinger
Manjula GururajSinger
Gangadhar ModaliyarMedia
Hunasawadi RajanMedia
Mahendra MishraMedia
Thimmappa BhattMedia
P.TyagarajMedia
B.SamiullahMedia
Nahida AtaullahMedia
Somashekar KavachoorMedia
Hameed PalyaMedia
ArunMedia
Manoj PatelMedia
R.MujjagiMedia
Ganapathi HonnanayakFreedom Fighter
A.C.MaadegowdaFreedom Fighter
Vyjayanthi KashiDance
Jeelan BashaDance
Sujatha RajagopalDance
Dr.Shridhar IyengarNon-resident Kannadigas
M.B.NalavadiNon-resident Kannadigas
Eshwar BidariNon-resident Kannadigas
Agrahara KrishnamurthyNon-resident Kannadigas
Manohar M KoriNon-resident Kannadigas
Dr.N.KrishnaswamyNon-resident Kannadigas
Dr.G.T.KrishnamurthyNon-resident Kannadigas
R.K.RenuNon-resident Kannadigas
Dr.Siddalingeshwar OrekondiNon-resident Kannadigas
Dr.Sangamesh Savadatti MattKannada Research
Dr.A.V.Narasimha MurthyKannada Research
M.S.RameshDrama
Yeshawanth SardeshpandeDrama
Kamalavva Ramappa JaanappagolDrama
Shivanagowda KotiDrama
S.PanchakshariDrama
Geetharani ChimmalDrama
RangayyaDrama
Ashok BastiDrama
MylarappaDrama
Devdas KaapikadDrama
N.S.RajaramScience
S.Chinnaswammy MamballiAdministration
K.Sudhakar RaoAdministration
V.B.HiregoudarArt
M.S.MurthyArt
Narayanappa seenappaArt
Ashok GudigarArt
Naganna BadigerArt
A.S.PatilArt
JambhukeshwarArt
S.P.NagendraArt
K.V.GuptaFilm
DeviFilm
nagathihalli ChandrashekarFilm
Ramesh BhatFilm
Nagaraj KoteFilm
Ballekere HanumappaEducation
Dr.Ananthkumar SwamijiEducation
Aayaprakash GowdaEducation
Ramesh AgadiEducation
Shivarudra KallolkharEducation
H.T.RathodEducation
S.P.RanganathEducation
M.K.ShridharEducation
M.V.VeerappaClassical Music
Veerabhadrappa Shivappa gaadagiClassical Music
Shakti PatilClassical Music
Ningappa DangiClassical Music
Rajendra SinghTelevision
S.V.ShivakumarTelevision
RavikiranTelevision
Sunil PuranikTelevision
N.RamanujaSocial Service
Chennamma HallikeriSocial Service
Dr.ShivaahalliSocial Service
M.C.PankajaSocial Service
Nagamma KeshavamurthySocial Service
Father Ambrose PintoSocial Service
Blood KumarSocial Service
H.R.NagarajSocial Service
Sa.N.MurthySocial Service
Dayanand PaiSocial Service
M.G.R.UrsCultural Organisation
Dr.G.m.HegdeCultural Organisation
Chandriah NaiduCultural Organisation
Maskeri M.K.NayakSocial Organisation
Sutram Satyanarayan ShastriSocial Organisation
Sarvotham PaiSocial Organisation
RenukappaSocial Organisation
R.ShivannaSocial Organisation
Sriram IttannanavarFolklore
Dr.B.R.Police PatilFolklore
Yugadharma RamannaFolklore
Dr.G.V.DaasegowdaFolklore
G.P.JagadishFolklore
Maleyooru GuruswamyFolklore
Manjavva JogathiFolklore
Bhovi JayammaFolklore
SambhannapuravantharFolklore
MalabaiFloklore
Nebbooru Narayan HegdeYakshagana
Bhaskar Kagga KamathYakshagana
Balipa Narayan BhagavathYakshagana
K.GopalaKrishna BhatYakshagana
GopalKrishnaYakshagana
Dr.N.L.NayakMedical
Dr.K.M.MahendranathMedicial
Dr.K.M.NerliMedical
Dr.Basavaraj H KerodiMedical
Dr.Mithra HegdeMedical
Dr.Padmini PrasadMedical
Dr.John EbenezerMedical
Dr.Y.RudrappaMedical
Dr.Giridhar KhajeMedical
Dr.M.G.KrishnamurthyMedical
Dr.BhajangashettyMedical
Mysore Udyanakala SanghaOrganisation
Mogaveera Yuva SanghaOrganisation
Vivekananda Yoga KendraOrganisation


Diversified Field

Kris Gopalkrishnan
S. Shadakshari
Arun Raman
Sudhakar Pai
Snake Shyam
babu Krishnamurthy
Sudha Baraguru
H.M.Veerabhadra Swamy
M.Revanasiddayya Shastri

Current Affairs November 2010

Award

Instituted by Malaysia Futuregov Asia Pacific, an independent trade journal. Karnataka Government has bagged the "Best Practices in Public Sector Future e-Gov", an award event held at Malasiya

Classical flute exponent Hariprasad Chaurasia will be conferred the Chevailer dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lattres, the highest civilian award in France, by the French government for his contribution to music on November 9th 2010 at the French Embassy in New Delhi by French ambassador Jerme K.Bonnafont

Rao S.Anumolu, President and CEO of ASR International Corporation has been felicitated on winning 2010's prestigious Ellis Island Medal of honour, the highest civilian award in the USA for the immigrants

Indian American researcher Amit Goyal has been named the '2010 Innovator of the Year'. Goyal will receive the award at the 48th Annual R&D Awards on November 11th 2010 in Florida

Mallika Dutt, President and CEO of Breakthrough: Bring Human Rights Home, will receive the Caring for Children Award by the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families(CACF) at the 2010 Caring for Children Awards Benefit Reception at The Prince George Ballroom, New York


Book

Raghuram G Rajan, an Indian-origin Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago has won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award for 2010 for his book, 'Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy'. The prize money being 30,000 pounds


Business

UAE airline to launch all-economy class air craft

Oracle to acquire Art Technology in $1 billion deal

Tata DoCoMo launches 3G services in 9 circles across India

Field Fresh Foods Pvt. Ltd. a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and Del Monte Pacific Limited (DMPL), opens its production and R&D centre at Hosur in Tamil Nadu

2nd busiest airport in Asia and 4th busiest in the world, Haneda Airport in Tokyo has adopted Kerala-based IBS Software's cargo management solution to meet its business and customs operations. IBS's iCargo is the winner of the IT Systems Provider of the Year at Air Cargo India 2010

Salesforce.com acquires India-U.S based web conferencing company Dimdim

Videocon group enters into joint venture with Liberty Mutual Group, Liberty to hold 26 percent and Videocon 74 percent stake. The venture to focus on insurance for households inculding cars, homes, health and personal accident

Microsoft's Ballmer sells 12% stake in company

NTPC to build 4,000mw thermal plant in Karnataka

BSNL launches Pyari Jodi(close pair) plan, combining landline and mobile services where customers can take free SIM card and make unlimited free local calls to his/her landline/WLL number

Budget airliner IndiGo is all set to launch non-stop flight services between Chennai and Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Kolkata

Cable and Wireless Worldwide opens Chennai centre, to serve as the 2nd network operating centre (NOC) after Bangalore

Ingersoll Rand to setup a greenfield manufacturing facility in South India


Education

IIM debuts overseas. IIMBangalore to launch long-duration executive education programme in Muscat (Oman)

PEarson Test of English(PTE) English test enters Indian market, joins IELTS and TOEFL


People

Viktor Chernomyrdin, who served as Russia's Prime Minsiter during 1990s is dead

Clijisters in 3rd place in WTA rankings

Sergio Batisa to continue to lead as Argentina's national team coach

Indian-American Nikki Haley of Republican party scripts history in US politics by winning the governorship of South Carolina, becoming 2nd person of Indian-origin to be a Governor of an American state

Endorsed by US President Barack Obama, Indian-American Kamala Harris wins the election for Attorney General of California


Science

Indian defence scientists develop an integrated life support system (ILSS) for fighter aircraft pilots, to enable them to venture to the limits of the aircraft capability in terms of flight altitudes and G-forces

India's indigenous aircraft engine, Kaveri has been successfully flight testes at Gromov Flight Research Institute in Moscow

Beetroot juice helps prevent dementia


Sports

India ranked World No.11 after the women's team finished 9th in the recent hockey World Cup at Rosario. India's total points stands at 1305.

Saina Nehwal has been nominated for the prestigious Commonwealth Sports Awards in the Outstanding Female category

Sri Lanka achieves 1st series victory in Australia


Technology

China builds world's fastest supercomputer named Tianhe-1A which amounts to 1.4 times the horsepower of the current top computer

Intel, Samsung and Toshiba teams up to develop 10 nm(nanometers) chip by 2016

Logitech introduces solar-powered keyboard, K750 that allows users to enjoy computing for longer durations whenever there is sun light, even indoors

Motorola launches Andriod handset Flipout at Rs.15,990

HP launches 'Instant - On Enterprise' in India

Facebook unveils 'social commerce' strategy

Hopcoms launches weighing machines with online service for about 100 outlets

Constitution of India - 3

Which one of the following is not a social evil?
i) bonded labour ii) marriage iii) untouchability iv)dowry system

The first general elections were held in India in the year
i) 1949-50 ii) 1952-53 iii) 1950-51 iv) 1951-52

The constituent assembly of India was first summoned on 9th December. Which year?
i) 1945 ii) 1946 iii) 1947 iv) 1948

The constitution vests the executive power of the union in
i) The Council of Ministers ii) The Prime Minister iii) The President iv) All of these

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

The Sarpanch is the Chairman of the
i) Panchayat ii) Zilla Parishad iii) Panchayat Samiti iv) None of these

The seat of a member of Parliament can be declared vacant if he/she is absent without intimation for
i) 30 days ii) 90 days iii) 60 days iv) 120 days

The Panchayat Samiti exists at
i) The district level ii) The Village level iii) The block level iv) All of these