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Current Affairs December 2010 - 5

Aviation

'Jal Hans', India's first seaplane service launched at Juhu aerodrome


Awards

South Indian Bank bags India's Best bank-2010 award of the 'Businessworld-PricewaterhouseCoopers Best Banks Survey'


Business

Japanese government approves nation's largest ever budget draft at 92.4 trillion yen ($1.11 trillion) for next fiscal year aimed to boost economic growth and increase jobs

Bridgestone invests Rs.170 crore to make truck, bus tyres in India

IGate, Apax set to buy 63% stake Patni Computer

Fujitsu Ltd. to release smartphones in India and China in 2011 and 2012 respectively

Direct-To-Home (DTH) service provider Dish TV to increase SD channel capacity to 320 and HD channel capacity to over 30 and also to increase total transmission banwidth capacity to 684 megahertz from the exisiting 432 megahertz

Sun Pharma's subsidiary, Surya Pharmaceutical(Singapore) has acquired US-based ActivOn for $22 million

BHEL bags 2 orders from Indian Railways for the development, manufacture and supply of 3-Phase IGBT-based propulsion systems for Electric Locomotives and AC Electric Multiple Units(EMUs)

Sahara acquires the iconic Grosvernor House hotel having 420 rooms, 74 suites and 27 meeting rooms in London for 470 million pounds (apprx.3,250 crore) from Royal Bank of Scotland

Etisalat DB opens 2nd contact centre in India


People

Walter D'Souza, Managing Partner, Fernandes Brothers, Mangalore has been elected as Chairman of FIEO(Federation of Indian Export Organisations) Southern Region

Soundara Kumar has been appointed as Chief General Manager of State Bank of India, Bangalore Circle

S.K.Tripathi has been appointed as the chief of Research and Analysis Wing(RAW)

Sachin Tendulkar is Deccan Hearld Sportsperson of the Year 2010


Record

Vishwanathan Anand, the chess champion anchored Ahmedabad to a Guinness record as 20,480 chess players gathered to play the game off which 140 were blind players

Over 3,000 people gathered on 26th December 2010 in Istanbul's historic GrandBazaar to celebrate its 550th anniversary


Sports

Dravid becomes first player to take 200 Test catches

England beat Australia in Australia to retain Ashes

India beat South Africa in 2nd Test at Durban, 3 match series level 1-1


Technology

iTwin has launched the USB data sharing dongles in US at a cost of $99 with $10 shaipping charges

Skype launches Wi-Fi, 3G video calling to iPhone app

2010 Mobile Excellence Awards

Best Mobile Innovator
Ubidyne for Antenna Embedded Radio
Best Mobile International
July Systems for Indian Premiere League
Best Mobile Technology
Breakthrough
Mindspeed Technologies, Inc.
for Transcede
Best Mobile 
Social Network
Tap11, Inc. for Tap11 Mobile App
Best Mobile Games
Rovio Mobile Ltd. for Angry Birds
Best Mobile Music
Mercedes-Benz R&D North America, Inc.
for Smart Drive App for iPhone
Best Mobile 
Campaign for
Consumer Brand
Best Buy for Best Buy Holiday
Best Mobile 
Marketing Campaign
NBC Universal for Sprint & NBC Heroes
"Slow Burn"
Best Community
Fan Content
Bravo for Bravo Mobile Communities
Best Content Extension
made for Mobile
Initiative for Lionsgate,
Expandables Foursquare
Best Original Content
made for Mobile
AEG Network LIVE for
"We are the World 25 for Haiti"
Best Mobile Product
Kempler & Strauss for W PhoneWatch
Best Mobile Service
Opera for Opera Mini
Best Mobile Application
for Utility or Business
USA Today for USA Today iPad App
Best Mobile Application
for Entertainment
NeuLion for NHL Icetime 2010
Best user Interface

Mercedes-Benz R&D North America, Inc.
for Smart Drive App for iPhone

Best Delivery Platform
AirKast for AirKast/TuneKast

Constitutional Terms

Bill (Law):
Bill means proposed law introduced in the legislature for discussion. When passed it becomes law.
Budget
A statement of annual income and expenditure submitted to the legislature for its approval
Cabinet
First rank members of the council or Ministers 
appointed by the President on the recommendations of the Prime Minister
Constitution
A body of fundamental laws and principles 
according to which a country is governed. 
It is a frame work within which a government works
Constituency
A body of voters that elect its representative 
to a legislative body  
i.e. for Lok Sabha or the Vidhan Sabha
Civil Cases
Cases concerning property, contracts and damage to goods in transit etc.
Criminal Cases
Cases dealing with theft, robbery, physical injury or murder
Citizen
A citizen is one who lives in a country and participates in the working of the government. 
An individual cannot be a citizen of more than one country

Current Affairs December 2010 - 4

Automobile

Mahindra launches 4*4 of-roader the 'Thar'

BMW launches 'X1' SUV priced at around Rs.29.9 lakh


Business

IISc to setup synchrotron and R&D centre at Chitradurga, Karnataka

Solar energy major Mosear Bear to invest $500 to 600 million over next 3-4 years to expand its manufacturing capacity of crystalline cells and crystalline silicon modules in India

Accenture bags 42-month contract from Nagaland government for implementing the state's public service portal

Gazprombank agrees to lend USD 200 million loan to Sistema Shyam Teleservices

Johnson and Johnson Ltd. launches nicotine gum brand Nicorette in India

Tata Chemicals arm, Bruner Mond, to acquire 100 per cent stake in British Salt for GBP 93 million (Rs.650 crore)

Central Bank celebrates 100 years, to open branches overseas

AT&T to acquire Qualcomm spectrum for $1.93 billion

Ebay buys Germany's largest online shopping club, brands4friends for $200 million (150 million pound)

Confederation of Indian Industry to set up an entertainment task force to bring commerce and creativity on a single platform for the growth of Bengali film industry

Nokia bags 3G services order from Idea for UP(east), UP(west), Kerala and Haryana

Reliance MediaWorks ties up with Russian firm, Russian World Studios (RWS) to outsource film restoration

ING Vysya Bank ties up with Angel Broking to offer online trading

Suzuki to supply small cars for Mitsubishi Motors in Japan

Universal Power Transformers Private Limited signed a MoU with China's Shandong Power Equipment Works (Speco) for manufacture of high voltage 220 kV transformers used in power generation and distribution


Education

Rajnikanth's 'Robot' to be part of IIM-A course


People

Natasha Arora from Texas has been declared Miss India USA 2010 at a function at Royal Albert's Palace in Fords in New Jersey who also bagged Miss Beautiful Skin and Best Talent titles

Congress leader, freedom fighter and 4-time chief minister of Kerala K Karunakaran dies at 92

Nicole Faria wins Miss Earth 2010 at Vietnam


Rank

Infosys Technologies Ltd. has been ranked number one among retail IT services provider worldwide, for 2010 in a global evaluation


Science

A total lunar eclipse on December 21st 2010 will be the last eclipse of 2010. It was visible in the region covering Europe, West Africa, America, the Pacific Ocean, Eastern Australia, the Philippines and Eastern and Northern Asia

Scientists identify proteins that can check 130 illnesses


Sports

John Wright named New Zealand cricket coach

Sachin Tendulkar becomes first batsman in Test cricket's history to score 50 centuries, dedicates to his father

RK Shetty has been appointed as the president of the Indian Hockey Federation, replaces KPS Gill

Singapore-based business firm Podar Holdings International Pte Ltd. and Top Bloom Corporation Ltd. has inked a deal jointly with the USACA, NZC and Australian Sports marketing firm Insite to start a franchise-based Twenty20 League in the US in 2012 with the backing of International Cricket Council


Technology

Google introduces digital book database, a huge database of words and short phrases collected from nearly 5.2 million digitized books

Apple is all set to launch its Mac App Store, an online store on January 6th 2011

Nimbuzz after announcing HD voice calls on Google Andriod phones now, extends it for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

Motorola has unveiled Android-powered QUENCH XT5 smartphone in India, priced at Rs.15,990

BenQ unveils 23.6-inch 3D LED Gaming Monitor XL2410T. First 3D LED backlit Full HD monitor to be launched in India

RIM to introduce Blackberry Messenger Services in India

EPSON launches all-in-one photo printer at Rs.13,999

Samsung Wave II S8530 is available in India priced at Rs.19,000

LG has announced world's first dual-core chip smart phone, Optimus 2X

HP to launch PalmPad to take on Apple iPad

Logitech launches rechargeable, wireless illuminated keyboard, K800

Bose launches AE2 headphones priced at Rs.8,000

Symbolein Technologies, a product design and development company has designed a palm sized printer that allows to print pictures on any surface with ease. The printer weighs about 350gms and is compatible with smartphones, laptops and personal computers

Microsoft has launched HTML5 labs

AnimGraphix has launched an integrated electronic device 3D Edumagic aimed at instructing pre-school students through interactive classroom videos

Designed by Nitin Mane as part of the LG Cube Competition 2010, Mouse for Men has touch controls, flexible touchscreen with OLED display and pressure sensitive controls to boot and also has separable tail to ease usability

Panda Security launches 'Global Protection 2011' for India, to be available in 23 Indian languages

Mark the correct meaning - 6

Perspicacity
i) love ii) faithfulness iii) sincerity iv) mental keenness

Tendentious
i) having an underlying purpose ii) combative iii) worldly iv) brief

Jingoism
i) love making ii) ringing sound iii) too much patriotism iv) alliteration

Gourmet
i) greedy eater ii) connoisseur of good food iii) teacher iv) vegetarian

Clemency
i) mercy ii) peace iii) cowardice iv) entreaty

Diaphanous
i) expensive ii) strong iii) clear iv) sheer and gauzy

Erroneous
i) dishonest ii) warning iii) foolish iv) mistaken

Taciturn
i) disinclined to conversation ii) stingy iii) gloomy iv) stingy

Sycophantic
i) bootlicking ii) sneering iii) surprising iv) unbelieving

Abbreviate
i) elongate ii) amplify iii) widen iv) shorten

Business Quiz - 9

Profession is much more than a:
i) Career ii) Trade iii) Occupation iv) None of these

Size of business unit is determined by:
i) Technical factors ii) Financial factors iii) Managerial factors iv) All of the above

Hindrances of risk are removed by
i) Traders ii) Banks iii) Transport iv) Insurance

Location of shop is not important for:
i) Multiple shops ii) Super bazaars iii) Mail orders business houses iv) Departmental stores

What is largely required for the longer period of manufacture?
i) Current Assets ii) Inventory iii) Current Liabilities iv) All of these

The first document sent by a supplier of goods is:
i) A Quotation ii) A debit note iii) An Invoice iv) A Statement

The written record of the business done at a meeting is called:
i) Minutes ii) Resolutions iii) Point of order iv) Motions

_____ is the method of payment (for the amount of work produced)
i) Piece rate ii) Time rate iii) Bonus payment system iv) Salary

Bicycles, Television, Watches and Automobiles are example of:
i) Processing industry ii) Synthetical industry iii) Assembling industry iv) None of these

Computations is an electronic exchange are performed by:
i) Logical unit ii) Memory unit iii) Output unit iv) Control unit

Current Affairs December 2010 - 3

Award

Lenin Raghuvanshi, an Indian human-rights activist to receive an award in the city of Weimar, Germany for aid to untouchables, prize money worth 2,500 euros($3,300) was awarded on International Human Rights Day

Rajveer Singh and Hukum Chand, two forest guards in Rathambore risked their own lives to save the life of their senior from a tiger an their brave act has made them award winners in the NDTV-Aircel's "Save our Tigers" Campaign

Infosys has been recognised as a winner of the Global, Asian and Indian Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Awards for 2010, by Teleos in association with KNOW Network


Automobile

Yamaha launches superbike FZ1

Ducati to launch Diavel model in India by April 2011

Mahindra Reva Eletric vehicles launches its Revai priced at around Rs.3.10 lakh

Nissan launches diesel-powered Micra


Business

India to set up 19 training institutes in Africa including foreign trade institute in Uganda and a diamond centre in Botswana

Civil Aviation Security Council to be set up to deliberate and recommend measures to step up aviation security

Banks told to cap cash deposit charges at Rs.5

Airtel launches its IMEWE (India-Middle East-Western Europe) ultra high capacity submarine cable system to deliver better connectivity requirements of Middle East and European countries to Asia transiting through India

Wipro signs 5-year IT outsourcing deal with Vasan Eye Care

Reckitt to acquire Paras Pharma for Rs.3,260 crore

Ashok Leyland bags Rs.125 crore order from VRL

Munjals to buy Honda stake in JV for $1 billion

Wipro Technologies opens development centre in Budapest, Hungary

PNB bought 63.64% stake in Kazakhstan's JSC Dana Bank

Punjab plans to setup a permanent convention centre in Amritsar on the lines of Delhi's Pragati Maidan

Juniper networks, California based network solution vendor to hire 750 people for its India Excellence Center (IEC)

France to introduced so-called 'Google tax' on online advertisements on January 1st 2011
Google Tax: The tax on companies based in France would be amount to one% of the net amount spent on online advertising

Kingston appoints DIGICARE to manage the after-sales support and service programs for all consumers in India

Kerala government's 'e-District' project, which would make various government services available online to be launched at Kannur and Palakkad

Jordan has sealed $10 million agreement with Google allowing it to use the world's largest Internet search engine advertising

Harley-Davidson bikes from India plant at Bawal, Haryana in 2011 to be priced Rs.6.5 lakh

TCS signs deal with Deutsche Bank worth $100 million

Amkette launches ATOM - Laptop Mouse under the "Colors-on-the-go" range

Emerson launches Liebert CRV cooling unit in India

Ashok Leyland to open assembly plant in UAE's Ras al Khaimah investment Authority (RAKIA)

FIAT to invest $1.7 billion to build a second car factory in Brazil

ING Life launches ULIP

Lanco Infratech buys Australia's coal mine Griffin

Siemens sells IT unit to France's Atos Origin for 850 million pounds ($1.14 billion)

Nocartis seals $41 billion Alcon deal

Nokia, IBM collaborate to deliver (e-mail)mobile solution

YouTube in talks to buy Next New Networks, Web Video production company

Siemens to sell its Solutions in Services (SIS) to Atos Origin

ArcelorMittal to buy Canadian iron ore company Baffinland for $433 Million

DIAL partners with IBM India to create smarter air terminal

Bajaj allianz launches instant tax-calculator for mobile phone users

India inks USD 123 million loan with ADB

KFC opens 100th store in Bangalore

Bangalore to get piped gas supply to domestic consumers starting 2012

TCS bags Rs.85 crore 3 year deal for implementing smart card-based Financial Inclusion Solution (FIS) for Indian Bank


Education

On the occasion of Emperor Akihito's birthday on December 14th 2010, Mayayuki Tsuchikawa, consul and head of the consulate has revealed tht Japanese scholarships are to be offered in 3 courses - undergraduate, diploma and professional training via. Tokyo University, office to be setup in Bangalore in 2011


Event

Canonical, which provides engineering, online and professional services to Ubuntu partners and customers has announced Ubuntu Developer Day on January 27th 2011


People

Unilever's John Cooper, head of corporate occupational health, set to retire in December 2010, the organisation has chosen Thirumala Rajgopal to head and operate from India staring 1st January 2011. It is the first time for a FMCG industry to have global functional head posted in India

Deepak Kapoor has been appointed as chairman of PricewaterCoopers India

Sheik Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum has been named Dubai World chairman

Nitin Seth has been appointed as the executive director of Ashok Leyland's LCV's division

US diplomat Richard Holbrooke,69, the US special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan passes away

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been named Time magazine's 'Person of the Year' for 2010


Rank

India ranks 4th in Asia and 10th in world in plant diversity


Science

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted an ice volcano on Saturn's moon Titan


Sports

Saina Nehwal wins Hong Kong Super Series

Caroline Wozniacki became the first Danish player to win the International Tennis Federation's World Champion award. Rafael Nadal won the men's award for the 2nd time after winning 3 of the 4 Grand slams

Rahul Dravid becomes 3rd highest run-getter in the history of Test cricket with 11,943 runs


Technology

Lenovo to launch LePad tablet PC

Intel Atom processor E600 series has been launched in India

Panasonic unveils world's largest (152-inch) 3D full high definition plasma TV in India, priced at around Rs.3.5 crore

Sony unveils NEX-5 and NEX-3 cameras in India

Karnataka Olympic Association Awardees 2010

Archery
Vandana B.M
Athletics
Nirupama Sunderaj
Badminton
Nitya Sosale
Basketball
Roshan P Thankachan
Cycling
Geetanjali Joteppanavar
Football
Shankar. S
Gymnastics
Lokesh. N
Hockey
Arjun Halappa
Kabaddi
Manoj.K
Kho-kho
Yogesh.N
Shooting
Kavita Yadav
Swimming
Shubha Chittaranjan
Taekwondo
John Victor.G
Volleyball
Jagadeesh.N
Wrestling
Mohammed Rafiq Holi
Weightlifting
Laxmi.G
Coach: Swimming
Nihar Ameen
Media Photographer
Sridhara.K.S (Vijaya Karnataka)

Veterans
Athletics
Uday K.Prabhu
Badminton
Prakash Padukone
Basketball

Rajagopal.K

Pushpa Kuttanna

Boxing
Manoharan.G
Kabaddi
Gopalappa.P
Football
Ethiraj.D
Hockey
Subbaiah.A.B
Table Tennis
Saikumar.B

SiliconIndia Mentor Graphics Leadership Awards for Embedded/VLSI industry

Best VLSI/Embedded Design

MNC Company

Qualcomm

Best VLSI/Embedded Design

Indian Company

HCL

Best VLSI/Embedded Design

Startup Company

Cosmic Circuits

Best Electronic System Design

MNC Company

Cisco

Best Electronic System Design

Indian Company

Tejas Networks

Best Electronic System Design

Startup Company

Redpine Signals

Award for Youngest Entrepreneur

in Semiconductor space

Notion Ink Team

(Rohan Shravan, Rohit Rathi and

Sachin Ralhan)

Outstanding contribution to

VLSI/Embedded Design Industry

(Corporate)

Wipro

Outstanding contribution to

VLSI Embedded Design Industry

(Academic Institution)

IIT Kharagpur

Outstanding contribution to

VLSI/Embedded Design Industry

(Individual)

Dr.Bobby Mitra, President and

Managing Director of

Texas Instruments India

Current Affairs December 2010 - 2

Award

Consultancy firm KPMG bags the financial advisor award from Asia Venture Capital Journal

Krishna Poonia, India's first woman to win gold medal at Commonwealth Games was conferred the Dayawati Modi Stree Shakti Award

Scientist Carusita Chakravarty was presented with the Stree Shakti Science Award

Sudha Rani Pandey, the first woman vice-chancellor of the Uttarakhand Sanskrit University was honoured with the Vidushi Vidyottama Stree Shakti Samman

Indian origin, Akash Krishnan and Matthew Fernandez of Portland, Oregon have developed a computer algorithm that can detect a speaker's emotions better than current technology which has won them a $100,000 grand prize


Business

Sterlite Industries buys zinc mine in Namibia

The Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) has signed as agreement with London School of Economics (LSE) to help policy makers conduct research in formulating strategies to ensure long-term sustainable growth

Blackberry maker RIM is buying Sweden's The Astonishing Tribe (TAT) which specializes in developing software that lets smart phone users customize as per the need

Honda to exit Hero Honda, to sell 26% stake

Infosys to spend Rs.75 crore to setup base in Kolkata

Toyota Etios launched at Rs.4.96 lakh

SBI launches 3 new products
Saral Life, Child ULIP - Smart Scholar and HNI(High Networth Individual) - Smart Elite

Volvo, Swedish based bus maker has bagged its single largest order of 100 multiaxle buses from hubli-based VRL Logistics

Google to acquire anti-piracy firm Widevine

Wipro bags $50 million, 3-year order from Vodafone Essar

Spice acquires Thailand's NewTel for $22 Million

Walmart to set up its Information Systems Division in India

Master Card Worldwide, a global payments company has developed a payment solution for 'Aadhaar' the Unique Identification Number

World Bank chief to launch carbon market fund

Shreyas inks pact with Tata Motors to acquire GPS trailers

ZTE bags USD 85 million contract from Aircel to deploy 3G network

Wipro to set up a 2nd campus in West Bengal at a cost of Rs.1000 crore, to provide 20,000 job

Mercedes Benz to invest Rs.200 crore to set up paint shop

TRAI releases "National Broadband Plan 2010" costing Rs.60,000 crore. 100% central public sector units - National Optical Fiber Agency (NOFA) will be setup which will hold 51% equity and remaining 49% will be held by the state government. Optical fiber agencies will also be set up in every state

Micromax, a domestic mobile handset major, plans to set up a manufacturing unit in Hyderabad and also plans solar-cell manufacturing unit

Future Group plans fruits, vegetables store 'farm fresh'

Tata launches 7-seater Winger platinum

Russia's largest steel maker NMDC plans to setup 5 million tonne steel plant in Karnataka, to invest Rs.25,000 crore


Cartoon

'Black Ducks', by Bangalore-based artist Panduranga Rao was showcased at the 12th Porto International Cartoon Contest and World Festival held recently at Portugal


Education

IIM-Bangalore has been ranked 24th and IIM-Ahmedabad ranked 55th in a worldwide survey of 'Universal Business Schools with major international influence

HP in partnership with International Institute of Informational Technology, Bangalore (IIT-B) has launched the HP Network University which would allow IT Professionals to advance their IT knowledge


Event


Mentor Graphics hosted 6th Annual User2User 2010 India conference in Bangalore on 10th December 2010 at Taj Vivanta, M.G.Road, Trinity Circle

BICSI in association with Manufacturers Association of Information Technology hosted an International Technology Conference and Exhibition on 7th December 2010 in Bangalore


People

Hemant Contractor has been promoted as CFO of SBI, replaces SS Rajana who is set to retire in 2012

2 Indian Americans, Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon, a Sanskrit chant vocalist and Vijay Iyer, jazz pianist-cum-composer have been nominated for awards at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, to be held in February in Los Angeles

R.K.Singh has been appointed as BPCL chairman

Soon H Kwon replaces Moon B Shin as MD of LG Electronics India


Record

"Birds of America", the world's most expensive illustrated book, has been sold for a record price of 7.3 million pounds($11.5 million) at an auction in London


Science

Kundankulam N-reactor to be operational by early next year

Indian American Nikku Madhusudhan have discovered a giant planet with an atmosphere and core dominated by carbon, diamond-studded stars foreseen. The planet named WASP-12b, orbits a star about 1200 light-years from earth, and appears to have temperatures of nearly 2300 degree Celsius - hot enough to melt stainless steel


Sports

Serbia win maiden Davis Cup title

India wins the 5-match series, 5-0 against New Zealand


Technology

Google launches mapping tool to monitor climate

Adobe's Flash player 10.2 beta promises HD video playback

Huawei to plant cyber security evaluation centre in India

Google unveils new smart phone Nexus S

Airtel to launch IPTV in Bangalore

Advanced Micro Devices has released 3 new processors in its Phenom II and Athlon II line-ups

Google's Chrome OS to be free software

Top 20 rankings of Fortune 500 Indian companies

1
Indian Oil Corporation
2
Reliance Industries
3
State Bank of India
4
Bharat Petroleum
5
Hindustan Petroleum
6
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
7
Tata Steel
8
Tata Motors
9
Hindalco Industries
10
ICICI Bank
11
Coal India
12
NTPC
13
Larsen and Toubro
14
Bharti Airtel
15
SAIL
16
Essar Oil
17
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.
18
Mangalore Refinery
19
Mahindra and Mahindra
20
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.

Numerical Ability - 13

Which of the following is the same as 40/15?
i) 5/15 * 8 ii) 40/5 * 3 iii) 5(10/3) iv) (30/15)3

The number of prime factors of the composite number 100 is
i) 4 ii) 3 iii) 5 iv) 6

1/2 / 1/2 * 1/2 + 1/2 = ?
i) 1/4 ii) 1/8 iii) 1 iv) 1/2

x : 6 :: 32 : 24. What is the value of x?
i) 7 ii) 8 iii) 5 iv) 6

Square root of 12321 = ?
i) 221 ii) 121 iii) 111 iv) 211

24/x = 4/5 implies that x equals
i) 30 ii) 96 iii) 20 iv) 48

10% of 60 + 60% of 100 = ?
i) 46 ii) 70 iii) 90 iv) 66

63 / square root of 0.0049
i) 12.85 ii) 90 iii) 1.285 iv) 900

By which number should 1497375 be multiplied to make it a perfect cube?
i) 5 ii) 3 iii) 9 iv) None of these

Sum of squares of 2 numbers is 145. If the square root of one number is 3, then find the square of the other number.
i) 8 ii) 64 iii) 9 iv) 136

Choose the appropriate word - 9

The more your action and thought are allied and _____ the happier you grow
i) integrated ii) invincible iii) divergent iv) unravelled

It is not what you say that ____ but what you do
i) moves ii) implies iii) matters iv) matches

Most of today's workaholics are real cases of _____
i) wreck ii) experts iii) burnouts iv) frustration

At present, all over the world, moral standards _____ to have fallen
i) appear ii) started iii) intend iv) look

A fool's tongue is ____ enough to cut over his own throat
i) loud ii) sharp iii) long iv) quick

The insects are a great nuisance ____ us
i) upon ii) to iii) for iv) with

The dress was guaranteed not to _______
i) shrink ii) diminish iii) shorten iv) shrink

Who is the man ____ asked the questions?
i) why ii) which iii) whom iv) who

I hate sitting ____ him as he always smells of garlic
i) at ii) along iii) beside iv) besides

His conduct is bad, and his honesty is not ____ suspicion
i) in ii) beyond iii) under iv) above

Current Affairs December 2010

Award

Bopanna-Qureshi, with their message 'Stop War Start Tennis'. fetches the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year award during the ATP World Tour Finals at London

Lata Mangeshkar has been presented lifetime achievement award at the Global Indian Music Awards(GIMA) 2010

Kumar Raman from Syntel has won QAI's software testing award at the 10th Annual Software Testing Conference 2010 for his paper titled 'Healthcare Testing for the Compliance Era'


Book

At 96, Khushwant Singh pens a book 'The Sunset Club', that will be released on November 30th 2010 by Gurcharan Kaur


Business

Motorola to split into 2 companies on January 4th 2011. The split will result in Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions and businesses to focus on cellphones and Internet and other equipments

Tata Motors has launched its mini-truck 'Ace Super City' in Thailand, to enter the Thai car market soon

Qualcomm India to launch Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) services in 2nd half of 2011

HCL signs a multi-year IT infrastructure management deal with Prudue Pharma

Google to launch e-book store venture in Jan-Mar 2011

TCS opens BPO center in Phillippines

Lubrizol opens Applications and Business Center in Mumbai

Mastek acquires assets of American firm SEG Software

Hughes Communications India to provide broadband satellite and managed network services, has bagged two contracts from public sector banks worth about $12 million


Event

The Society of Indian American Engineers and Architects (SIAEA) held an annual gala at the Grand Hyatt in New York Ciy. The theme for 2010 was "Helping Rebuild America" keeping in the view the slowdown of the economy

Indian Trade Fair to be held in Poland on December 4th 2010, to focus on B2B meets and showcase a range of products

9th Agro Tech 2010 to be held in Chandigarh between December 3rd to December 6th


People

Jaigopal Tiwari aged 64, ex-IAF serviceman goes back to college to spread awareness of basic laws among poor people. Tiwari has enrolled at Deena Ram Public Law College, Robertsganj, in Sonbhadra district

Kiran Kumar Reddy is the 16th Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh

LIC has appointed VK Sharma as the chief executive officer of LIC Housing Finance with effect from November 25

Vishal Bali appointed CEO of Fortis Global Healthcare

Kamalkar Kaul has been appointed as Chief Strategy Officer for EMC's government business

Sabrina Bachai aged 23 of Long Island has been crowned Mazza Miss India New York 2010

Jace Johnson, former Chief of staff of Sen. Orrin G.Hatch(R-Utah) has been appointed as the Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy with Adobe Systems

Dr.Arogyaswami Paulraj, co-founder of Beceem Communications Inc. has been named the recipient of the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal


Rank

Gulmarg rated Asia's 7th best ski resort


Sports

Peter Siddle becomes the 10th Australian and 38th player to get a hat-trick in test match cricket on 25th Nov 2010

Zaheer Khan ranked 3rd in the ICC Test Rankings

ICC ODI league to commence after World Cup 2011

Russia and Qatar to host FIFA World Cup 2018 and 2022 respectively


Technology

Acer is set to launch 5, 7 and 10 inch tablets in April 2011

Google Earth has launched the newer version, 6

Hewlett-Packard unveils its latest range of large-format printers priced at Rs.5,50,000(T2300), Rs.6,50,000(T7100) and Rs.9,00,000(Z6200)