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Current Affairs July 2011 - 5

Which company recently unveiled smallest data center?
Intel

Who has been named as coach for Sri Lankan cricket team ahead of Australia's tour?
Rumesh Ratnayake

Who has lent his voice for pop star Britney Spear's new single "I Wanna Go"?
Sonu Nigam

Which latest communication satellite has been launched by ISRO?
GSAT-12

Which Finance company is all set to offer loans against gold ETF units?
Muthoot Finance

Name the CEO of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp, China's biggest chip maker who quit recently.
David Wang

Who and at what age clinched the British Open Golf championship 2011?
Darren Clarke

Which IT company recently announced a 13-member executive council?
Infosys

Who has been elected as president of Mumbai Cricket Association?
Vilasrao Deshmukh

Who has been elected as chief of Empowered Committee of Goods and Services Tax?
Sushil Kumar Modi

Against whom did India win an International football friendly match?
Qatar, 2-1

Which shuttle undocked for the final time from International Space station, NASA?
Atlantis

Where and for which project has BHEL commissioned 525MW thermal set?
Maithon Right Bank thermal power project in Jharkhand

Which country won the women's soccer World Cup 2011?
Japan

Which company is eyeing to open its IT centre in Gujarat?
Infosys

Which South American country has surpassed Saudi Arabia in oil reserves?
Venezuela

Which company bought .CO domain ahead of its 1st year anniversary of public launch?
Google and will be used as G.Co to launch shortcut URL

Which luxury hotels have been accorded the LEED Platinum (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating?
ITC's luxury hotels

Name the person who ignited China's interest in the NBA and became one of Asia's best-known athletes and is retired now.
Yao Ming

Which 2 countries are set to participate in the 2000th test in the history of Test Cricket?
India and England

Science Quiz for school kids (10)

What is the scientific name of wall Lizard?
Hemidactylus

Who is the father of Indian surgery?
Shushrutha

What is the study of Bird called?
Ornithology

What is the other name for vitamin B?
Thymin

Which disease is caused by hyperthyroidism?
Cretinism

How many teeth does cow have?
32

What is carbon dating?
It is a method of measuring the age of the skeleton

What is the scientific name of owl?
Bubo Bubo


World President - 1

COUNTRY
PRESIDENT


Afghanistan
Hamid Karzai
Albania
Bamir Topi
Algeria
Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Angola
Jose Eduardo dos Santos
Argentina
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
Armenia
Serzh Sargsyan
Austria
Heinz Fischer
Azerbaijan
Iiham Aliyev

Annual Country Awards for Achievement for India 2011

Best Bank, Best Cash Management Bank, 
Best Trade Finance Bank
HDFC Bank
Best Investment Bank, Best Equity House
Kotak Investment Banking/Kotak Securities
Best Broking firm
India InfoLine
Best Bond House
Axis Bank
Best Foreign Exchange Bank
ICICI Bank
Best Foreign Commercial Bank
Standard Chartered Bank
Best Foreign Investment Bank
Citi Bank

World Education Awards 2011


Best Public Choice Award for
PROJECT
Mexus Education Pvt. Ltd.
Assessment Tool for Measuring skill
Iken Assessment System
authorGEN Technologies Limited
Innovation in Open and
Distance Learning
www.WizIQ.com
NIIT Limited
Innovation in Science Educaiton
Mobile Science Lab
Educomp Solutions Ltd. Innovation in Teaching Pedagogy
EDUCOMP Research and development
EFES (Empowering Facilitators with Effective Strategies)
RUMI Education Pvt. Ltd.
Innovation in Vocational Education and Skill Training
RUMI Skills digital program
Everon
Innovative practices in school
E-Vidya Project
Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Interface between Academia and Industry
I Spark Initiative by Microsoft
Educomp Solutions Ltd.
Learning initiative of the year
Educonnect: Language connects
S.Chand Harcourt (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Multimedia content for K12 education
Destination Success
APEX eLearning Technologies Ltd.
Technology solution for Higher Education Institutes
eCAMPUS Web based Distance Education ERP
Mahendra Educational Pvt. Ltd.
Test Preparation Services for exams
Revolution in Banking competitive examination
HCL Learning
Tool for innovative teaching and learning
Digischool - HCL Learning
NIIT Ltd.
Training provider to working professional
NIIT IMPERIA
Knowledge Universe
Use of Social Media in Education
The Knowledge Universe Collaborative Learning Space
LearnSmart India Pvt. Ltd.
Tools for Innovative Teaching and Learning
24x7guru.com
Pearson Education Services
Multi Media Content for K12 Education
DigitALly

Current Affairs July 2011 - 4

Who won the British Grand Prix 2011?
Alonso

The Mysore campus of Infosys has been renamed as?
Naryana Murthy Centre of Excellence

Which 2 Indian cricketers are nominated for all-time greatest Test team?
Sachin and Sehwag

Who has been appointed as CEO of Sun TV Network?
K.Vijay Kumar

Which bank has entered into pact with SBI Mutual Fund?
Indian Bank

Who has been appointed as CEO of Aditya Brila Finance?
Rakesh Singh

Which bank has launched credit card with no pre-set limit on spending?
HDBC Bank

Airtel has inked deal with which company for IT solutions to African employees?
IBM

Which passenger jet with a capacity to fly about 250 people non-stop up to 16,000 km landed at the IGI airport?
Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Who has been appointed as Railway Minister in cabinet reshuffle 2011?
Dinesh Trivedi

Who has been appointed as Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj Minister in cabinet reshuffle 2011?
Kishore Chandra Deo

Who takes over Ministry of Steel in cabinet reshuffle 2011?
Beni Prasad Verma

Who has been appointed as Rural Development Minister in cabinet reshuffle 2011?
Jairam Ramesh

Which country has been included as 193rd member of United Nations?
Sundan

Which 3 telecom companies have shared their networks and rolled out Plan India 3G services?
Vodafone, Bharti and Idea

In which 2 Indian cities was Google Transit launched?
Chennai and Hyderabad

Which company is all set to launch iPad rival?
Amazon

At what percent did June 2011 inflation close?
9.44%

Reasoning - 13

Find the ODD man out.

1. a) Kindness b) Patience c) Steamer d) Vacation

2. a) Pearl b) Diamond c) Topaz d) Ruby

3. a) Earth b) Venus c) Mars d) Moon

4. a) Shimla b) Delhi c) Darjeeling d) Nainital


Find the missing numbers.

1. 0,2,8,14,24,34,?
a) 40 b) 36 c) 24 d) 48

2. 2,3,8,63,?
a) 1038 b) 3968 c) 3008 d) 3268

3. 2,15,41,80,132,?
a) 181 b) 165 c) 145 d) 197

4. 19,2,38,3,114,4,?
a) 356 b) 228 c) 456 d) 256

Hollywood top Ten Movies in July 2011

PostionMovie
1Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part-2
2Transformers:Dark of the Moon
3Horrible Bosses
4Zookeeper
5Cars 2
6Winnie the Pooh
7Bad Teacher
8Larry Crowne
9Super 8
10Midnight in Paris

As on July 17th 2011

Cricket's Greatest All Time Test XI

Virender Sehwag
Sunil Gavaskar
Donald Bradman
Sachin Tendulkar
Brian Lara
Kapil Dev
Adam Gilchrist (Wicketkeeper)
Shane Warne
Wasim Akram
Curtly Ambrose
Glenn McGrath

Sports News July 2011

Which Asian country becomes the first country to win the FIFA women's world cup?

Japan

Who won the British Open Golf Championship 2011?

Darren Clarke

Who was the 400th wicket of Harbhajan Singh?

Carlton Baugh

Which countries reached the semi-finals of Copa America 2011?

Peru,Uruguay,Paraguay,Venezuela

Who won the MotoGP German Grand Prix 2011?

Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team)

Which country won the Snooker World Cup 2011 after 15 years?

China

Current Affairs July 2011 - 3

Which social networking site has gained 2nd rank in USA?
LinkedIn

Who is been appointed as the CEO of Genpact?
Tiger Tyagarajan

Who is the VC and CEO of HDFC bank?
Keki Mistry

Who is the CEO of Facebook?
Mark Zuckerberg

In which Indian city will the Nano Science and Technology be setup?
Bangalore (Devanahalli)

Who sealed his 2012 Olympics berth for the Archery Event?
Jayanta Talukdar

Which actor is all set to construct a temple for Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni?
Manoj Tiwari

Which part of Sudan is all set to celebrate its Independence Day on 8th July 2011,Saturday?
South Sudan

Which networking website now allows video calls and group chat?
Facebook

Who recently joined 400 wicket elite club in Test Cricket?
Harbhajan Singh

Where in India has Indian Institute of Management planned to open its 2nd campus?
Bangalore, Anekal

Who is to succeed defence secretary Pradeep Kumar?
Shashikant Sharma

Who won gold in 19th Asian Athletics Championship?
Mayookha

Which job-starved state in India has been granted Rs.1,000 crore job plan?
Jammu and Kashmir

Who has been appointed as CFO of Firssource Solutions Limited.?
Rajesh Subramaniam

Chairman/MD of Public Sector Bank's with Base Rates


Name of the BankCMDBase Rate
Allahabad BankS.A.Panse10.25%
Andhra BankC.V.R.Rajendran10.25%
Bank of BarodaS.S.Mundra10.25%
Bank of IndiaV.R.Iyer10%
Bank of MaharashtraSushil Muhnot 10.25%
Canara BankR.K.Dubey10.25%
Central bank of IndiaRajeev Rishi10%
Corporation BankSadhu Ram Bansal10.25%
Dena BankAshwini Kumar10.20%
IDBI BankM.S.Raghavan10.25%
Indian BankT.M.Bhasin10.25%
Indian Overseas BankM.Narendra10.25%
Oriental Bank of CommerceS.L.Bansal10.25%
Punjab National BankK.R.Kamath10%
Punjab and Sind BankD.P.Singh10.25%
State Bank of HyderabadM.Bhagavantha Rao, MD 10%
State Bank of IndiaArundhati Bhattacharya9.50%
State Bank of MysoreSharad Sharma, MD9.75%
State Bank of PatialaRamesh Rangan, MD10%
State Bank of TravancoreJeevandas Narayan, MD9.50%
Syndicate bankSudhir Kumar Jain10.25%
UCO BankArun Kaul 10%
Union Bank of IndiaArun Tiwari10.25%
United Bank of IndiaArchana Bargava10.25%
Vijaya BankV.Kannan10.25%

Base Rate: (as of July 2011)

Cabinet Ministers as on July 2011

NameDepartment
Dr.Manmohan SinghPrime Minister,Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Ministry of Planning, Department of Atomic Energy
Department of Space
Pranab MukherjeeFinance
Sharad PawarMinistry of Agriculture and Food Processing Industries
A K AnthonyMinistry of Defence
P.ChidambaramMinistry of Home affairs
S M KrishnaMinistry of External Affairs
Virbhadra SinghMinistry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Vilasrao DeshmukhMinistry of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences
Ghulam Nabi AzadMinistry of Health and Family Welfare
Sushil Kumar ShindeMinistry of Power
M Veerappa MoilyMinistry of Corporate Affairs
Dr Farooq AbdullahMinistry of New and Renewable Energy
S Jaipal ReddyMinistry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Kamal NathMinistry of Urban Development
Vayalar RaviMinistry of Overseas Indian Affairs; Civil Aviation
Ambika SoniMinistry of Information and Broadcasting
Mallikarjun KhargeMinistry of Labour and Employment
Kapil SibalMinistry of Human Resource Development
Communications and Information Technology
Anand SharmaMinistry of Commerce and Industry and Textiles
C P JoshiMinistry of Road Transport and Highways
Kumari SeljaMinistry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Culture
Subodh Kant SahayMinistry of Tourism
G K VasanMinistry of Shipping
P K BansalMinistry of Parliamentary Affairs and
Ministry of Water Resources
Mukul WasnikMinistry of Social Justice and Empowerment
M K AlagiriMinistry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Praful PatelMinistry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
Shriprakash JaiswalMinistry of Coal
Salman KhurshidMinistry of Law and Justice; Ministry of Minority Affairs
V Kishore Chandra DeoMinistry of Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj
Beni Prasad VermaMinistry of Steel
Dinesh TrivediMinistry of Railways
Jairam RameshMinistry of Rural Development


Current Affairs July 2011 - 2

Who has been appointed as Chairman of Alcatel-Lucent for its India operations?
Arun Seth

Which French tyre maker is all set to start production in Chennai unit?
Michelin

Which French cement gaint has been allowed to mine for limestone in Meghalaya's East Khasi hills by Supreme Court?
Lafarge

The death of which film maker could be remembered as 'Siddheswari' won the national award for Best documentary film in 1989?
Mani Kaul

Which spiritual leader celebrated his 76th Birthday recently?
Dalai Lama

Which country is set to role out 1st phase of National internet in August at 8Mb for home users?
Iran

Approximately how much hectares of land in India is under organic certification as on March 2010?
4.4 million hectares

Who has been appointed as Manager of West Indies Under-19 cricket team?
Courtney Walsh

After battling with cancer which British actress died recently?
Anna Massey

Where has Posco planned Rs.52,000 crore project in India?
Orrisa, Jagatsinghpur

Which company is all set to acquire British online bookstore The Book Depository?
Amazon.com

Which Bharathanatyam exponent was conferred with Yagnaraman Lifetime Achievement Award?
Padma Subrahmanyam

Who has been appointed as CEO of Fortis Healthcare?
Aditya Vij

Who has been appointed as RBI Deputy Governor?
Harun Rashid Khan

Who has been appointed as BHEL's Director of Finance?
P.K.Bajpai

2011 ATP Top 10 Rankings as on 11th July 2011

RankingPlayer NameATP Points
1Novak Djokovic13,155
2Rafael Nadal11,270
3Roger Fedrer9,230
4Andy Murray6,855
5Robin Soderling4,325
6David Ferrer4,150
7Gael Monfils2,755
8Tomas Berdych2,470
9Mardy Fish2,435
10Andy Roddick2,110

List of Public Sector Banks in India

Allahabad Bank
Andhra Bank
Bank of Baroda
Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra
Canara Bank
Central Bank of India
Corporation Bank
Dena Bank
Indian Bank
Indian Overseas Bank
Oriental Bank of Commerce
Punjab National Bank
Punjab and Sind Bank
State Bank of India
Syndicate Bank
UCO Bank
Union Bank of India
United Bank of India
Vijaya Bank
Tamil Nadu Mercantile Bank Limited
IDBI Bank UP Agro Bank Corporation Limited

Subsidiaries of State Bank of India :
State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur
State Bank of Mysore
State Bank of Hyderabad
State Bank of Patiala
State Bank of Travancore
State Bank of Saurashtra and State Bank of Indore merged with SBI

Chief Ministers of India

StateChief Minister
Andhra PradeshNallari Kiran Kumar Reddy
Arunachal PradeshNabam Tuki
AssamTarun Kumar Gogoi
BiharNitish Kumar
ChhattisgarhRaman Singh
New DelhiSheila Dikshit
GoaDigambar Kamat
GujaratNarendra Modi
HaryanaBhupinder Singh Hooda
Himachal PradeshPrem Kumar Dhumal
Jammu & KashmirOmar Abdulla
JharkhandArjun Munda
KarnatakaD.V.Sadananda Gowda
KeralaOommen Chandy
Madhya PradeshShivraj Singh Chauhan
MaharashtraPrithviraj Chavan
ManipurOkram Ibobi Singh
MeghalayaMukul Sangma
MizoramLal Thanhawla
NagalandNeiphiu Rio
OrissaNaveen Patnaik
PuducherryN.Rangaswammy
PunjabPrakash Singh Badal
RajasthanAshok Gehlot
SikkimPrakash Kumar Chamling
Tamil NaduJ.Jayalalithaa
TripuraManik Sarkar
UttaraKhandB.C.Khanduri
Uttar PradeshMayawati
West BengalMamata Banerjee

Current Affairs July 2011

Who clinched his maiden Wimbledon 2011 title?
Novak Djokovic

At what value has Maruti Suzuki donated its engine and powertrain for educational institutions?
Rs.1.5 crore

Which Indian cricket bowler joined the 100 test wicket taker club?
Ishant Sharma

Who has been elected as first woman Prime Minister of Thailand?
Yingluck Shinawatra

Where is the 3-day International Leather Fair 2011 scheduled on July 28th is to be held?
Delhi

Which former Union minister passed away recently?
Chaturanan Mishra

Who becomes the first left-hander woman Wimbledon title winner since Martina Navratilova in 1990?
Petra Kvitova

What is the public offer made by Zynga Inc?
$1 billion

BSE is all set to halt trade if Sensex moves at what percent in a day during July-September?
20%

What is the name of interim committee framed by Sri Lanka?
SriLanka Cricket

Which state in India is all set to give Bhagwt Gita as lessons starting July?
Madhya Pradesh

Which former IMF chief was released without bail in New York?
Strauss-Khan

Which state Chief Minister's office went 24x7 live on the Internet?
Kerala

Which technology celebrated its 20th anniversary on 1st July?
GSM (launched on 1st July 1991)

What is named after Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit?
Mango

Wimbledon Open 2011 Results

Men's Singles
NOVAK DJOKOVIC
Women's Singles
PETRA KVITOVA
Men's Double
BOB BRYAN AND MIKE BRYAN
Women's Double
KVETA PESCHKE AND KATRINA SREBOTNIK
Mixed Doubles
JURGEN MELZER AND IVETA BENESOVA

Current Affairs June 2011 - 3

Which country's parliament has approved nuclear shutdown by 2022?
Germany

What rank does Saina Nehwal hold after the recently concluded Indonesian Open?
6th

Who is to take charge of Union home secretary role after GK Pillai's retirement?
RK Singh

Who has been elected as chief coach for Indian men's hockey team?
Michael Jack Nobbs

Which country's stock exchange is to scrap 90-minute lunch break for trading from August 1st 2011?
Singapore Exchange (SGX)

Who knocked out Roger Federer from Wimbledon 2011?
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Which airlines has banned babies from first-class cabins?
Malaysian Airlines

Which country jailed 13 people for demanding for better pay?
Oman

Name the co-founder of twitter who quit recently?
Biz Stone

Which google feature is likely to over take Facebook?
Google +

Who has been named 1st woman IMF chief?
France's Christine Lagarde

Who has been appointed as Indian ambassador to Kuwait?
Satish C Mehta

Who along with Elena has entered Wimbledon 2011 quarterfinals?
Sania Mirza

Which mobile operator has launched 3G International video calling service in India?
Airtel

Which USB version of portable hard drive has been launched by Buffalo Technology?
USB 3.0

Which French player won over Serena Williams at the Wimbledon tennis tournament?
Marion Bartoli

When is IPL5 scheduled to begin in 2012?
April 4th 2012

Which is the latest mobile phone model launched by HTC in India?
Flyer

Who is all set to take over as foreign secretary from August 1st 2011?
Ranjan Mathai

Which Housing Finance Group recently launched its operation in Bangalore?
Edelweiss Housing Finance

Who won the European Grand Prix 2011?
Sebastian Vettel

Who has been named as COO of Unilever?
Harish Manwani

Who won the Indonesian Open 2011?
Wang Yihan

Which west part of India is all set to be inscribed in World Heritage List next year?
Western Ghats

Who has joined as Advisor of Spime, a California based social location technology company?
Vinod Dham

5th Vijay Awards

Best Actor
Vikram (Ravanan)
Best Actress
Anjali (Angadi Theru)
Best Villian
Rajinikanth (Endhiran)
Best Comedian
Santhanam (Boss Engira Baskaran)
Best Director
Vasantha Balan (Angadi Theru)
Best Story, Screenplay
Prabhu Solomon (Myna)
Best Music Director
AR Rahman (Vinnai Thandi Varuvaya)
Best Singer (Male)
Vijay Prakash (Hosanna)
Best Singer (Female)
Shreya Ghosal (Mannipaya)
Best Lyricist
Vairamuthu (Thenmerku Paruvakatru)
Best Team
Mynaa
Best Film
Angadi Theru
Sivaji Ganesan Award
K Balachandar
Lifetime Achievement Award
Sundaram (Dance Master)
Social Responsibility Award
Lawrence

Technology News or Update June 2011

Huawei Technologies unveiled a tablet computer, MediaPad

Nokia's smartphone to sport Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 mobile OS is nicknamed the "Sea Ray"

Sony Ericsson announced two new Android smartphones Xperia Ray and the Xperia Active. Both run Android 2.3, aka "Gingerbread," and use the Mobile Bravia Engine

iPhone 5 to be launched in September 2011

Nokia N9 smartphone on MeeGo platform launched featuring 1GHz ARM Cortex A-8 processor, 8 megapixel auto focus camera with Carl Zeiss optics, dual LED flash and 28mm lens

Mozilla launches Browser version 5

Sony Vaio Z 13inch launched in Europe

Microsoft puts Office in the 'could

Apple unveils iCloud, an online music storage service

Microsoft's IE 9 is now available in 53 additional languages including 11 Indian regional languages (Assame, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu)

Microsoft unveils Windows 8 for tablets

Apple's iWork app which includes Keynote, Pages and Numbers applications, now available for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 3rd and 4th generation

Tata Docomo launches a route finder which works on SMS location based technology. The service works in 3G circles and also WAP

Yahoo launches AppSpot for iPhones and Android Phones

Google Chrome notebook made by Samsung and Acer goes on sale at a price range of $350 to $500 in the US

HTC has launched its Android phone, Sensation in India, priced at Rs.30,000

HTC Salsa is now available in India for Rs.22,000

Akai launches dual-SIM Active 2212

Google reinvents its search tools by adding Voice Search, Search by Image and Instant pages. All these features will be available to desktop users through the Chrome or Firefox browsers

Mindtree launches an Automated Traffic Counting and Classification system to conduct an around-the-clock traffic pattern study for single/intermediate/2 lane roads

Volvo has launched a mobile application to control cars from iPhone and Andriod handsets

Asus launches world’s first 3D laptop named, Asus Republic of Gamers G53SX

Sony launches 24” flat screen 3D display TV, priced at Rs.22,500

5th Vijay Awards

Best Actor
Vikram (Ravanan)
Best Actress
Anjali (Angadi Theru)
Best Villian
Rajinikanth (Endhiran)
Best Comedian
Santhanam (Boss Engira Baskaran)
Best Director
Vasantha Balan (Angadi Theru)
Best Story, Screenplay
Prabhu Solomon (Myna)
Best Music Director
AR Rahman (Vinnai Thandi Varuvaya)
Best Singer (Male)
Vijay Prakash (Hosanna)
Best Singer (Female)
Shreya Ghosal (Mannipaya)
Best Lyricist
Vairamuthu (Thenmerku Paruvakatru)
Best Team
Mynaa
Best Film
Angadi Theru
Sivaji Ganesan Award
K Balachandar
Lifetime Achievement Award
Sundaram (Dance Master)
Social Responsibility Award
Lawrence