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31st July in history

2007 - British Army's Operation Banner in Northern Ireland comes to an end

1994 - Average temperature hits 21.4 degrees C in Netherlands, warmest since July 1783

1992 - Georgia joins United Nations Organisation

Bihar bags best heritage tourism award

IRCTC recently introduced which payment service to book tickets online?
Interbank Mobile Payments Service, with One Time Password

Yahoo India recently tied-up with which kannada language daily newspaper to launch a co-branded kannada property kannada.yahoo.com?
Udayavani

Who is elected as the President for Andhra Pradesh Film Chamber of Commerce for the year 2012-13?
Tammareddy Bharadwaja

Which Indian state bagged best heritage tourism award at the 3-day India Tourism Mart held at Bangalore recently?
Bihar

Name the Padma Bhushan, Kalidas Puraskar and Kalaimamani award recipient, Kuchipudi dancer who passed away recently?
Vempati Chinna Satyam

State Bank of India (Associate Banks) Jobs 2012

Post : Clerk

Last date of Apply : 13th August 2012

Exam date : 7th October 2012 and 14th October 2012

Apply now

Olympics 2012 events updates

Indian Shooter Gagan Narang wins bronze 10m air rifle

Abhinav Bindra crashed out in qualifiers

Fencing - Di Francesca wins gold

30th July in history

2006 - Top of the Pops was broadcasted for the last time on BBC two channel which was aired for 42 years

1991 - MTV, channels to split into 3 by 1993

1980 - Jerusalem Law passed by Israel's Knesset

Punjab hit by power crisis

Which Indian state government has increased 0.5% VAT recently?
Karnataka

Which airways will fly daily flight from Mumbai to Johannesburg route from October 2012?
South African Airways

Which Indian state has banned usage of air conditioners and changed office timings in all the Government offices, Boards and Corporations following power crisis?
Punjab

Expand LTV. (Hint: loan)
Loan-to-value

What value of cotton has been booked for imports from Indian textile mills from African countries?
Nearly 8 lakh bales

Ministers of Kerala state

Who is the Chief Minister of Kerala?
Shri Oommen Chandy

Who is the minister for Education of Kerala?
Shri P. K Abdu Rabb

Who is the minister for Revenue and Coir of Kerala?
Shri Adoor Prakash

Who is the minister for Welfare of Scheduled Castes & Backward Classes and Tourism of Kerala?
Shri A.P. Anil Kumar

Who is the minister for Power and Transport of Kerala?
Shri Aryadan Muhammed

Who is the minister for Fisheries, Ports and Excise of Kerala?
Shri K. Babu

Who is the minister for Co-operation, Khadi and Village Industries, and Pollution Control of Kerala?
Shri C.N. Balakrishnan

Who is the minister for Public Works of Kerala?
Shri V.K. Ebrahimkunju

Who is the minister for Forest, Sports and Cinema of Kerala?
Shri K. B. Ganesh Kumar

Who is the minister for Welfare of Scheduled Tribes, Youth Affairs, Museum & Zoos of Kerala?
Smt. P.K. Jayalakshmi

Who is the minister for Rural Development, Planning, Culture and NORKA of Kerala?
Shri K.C. Joseph

Who is the minister for Water Resources of Kerala?
Shri P.J. Joseph

Who is the minister for Industries and Information Technology of Kerala?
Shri P. K. Kunhalikutty

Who is the minister for Finance, Law and Housing of Kerala?
Shri K. M. Mani

Who is the minister for urban affairs and Welfare of Minorities of Kerala?
Shri Manjalamkuzhi Ali

Who is the minister for Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Printing & Stationery of Kerala?
Shri K. P. Mohanan

Who is the minister for Panchayats and Social Welfare of Kerala?
Dr. M.K. Muneer

Who is the minister for Labour & Rehabilitation of Kerala?
Shri Shibu Baby John

Who is the minister for Health, Family welfare and Devaswom of Kerala?
Shri V. S. Sivakumar

Who is the minister for Home and Vigilance of Kerala?
Shri Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan

29th July in history

2011 - South Sudan becomes 54th member of African Union

2005 - Discovery of dwarf planet Eris announced by astronomers

1990 - 1st legal conference is held by South Africa Communist Party

Ebola virus kills 13 people in Uganda

Which 3 Indian states could be in trouble as the water level at Bhakra reservoir drops and also impact next Rabi crop, wheat?
Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan

Who is set to head as 14th Finance Commission personnel in India?
Yaga Venugopal Reddy

Name the deadly virus which has killed 13 people in Uganda recently.
Ebola

How many hydro-electric projects are under execution or planning stage to generate 13,000 MW of power in India?
49

Who is re-elected as president of Cricket Association of Bengal?
Jagmohan Dalmiya

Watch Olympic 2012 live on youtube

Watch Olympics 2012 live on youtube

Olympics 2012 Day 1 updates

China's Yi Siling wins 1st gold medal of Olympics 2012 in 10m air rifle

Indian men's archery team knocked out of Olympics games, losses to Japan

Parupalli Kashyap (Indian shuttler) wins in 38 minutes in a Group D match against Yuhan Tan (Belgium shuttler) 21-14 21-12

Poland's Sylwia Bogacka wins 1st silver medal of Olympics 2012 in Women's shooting event

China's Dan yu wins 1st bronze medal of olympics 2012 in women's 10m rifle

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COUNTRYGOLDSILVERBRONZETOTAL
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia19414
Austria
Azerbaijan11
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus1124
Belgium112
Belize
Bermuda
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil1146
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada257
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China2013942
Colombia213
Comoros
Congo
Dr Congo
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Cote d'Ivoire
Croatia11
Cuba2215
Cyprus
Czech Republic22
Denmark123
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor (Timor-Leste)
Ecuador
Egypt11
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia11
Fiji
Finland
France85619
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia11
Germany59620
Ghana
Greece11
Grenada
Guam
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong11
Hungary2125
Iceland
India112
Indonesia112
Iran11
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy45312
Jamaica
Japan281121
Jordan
Kazakhstan44
Kenya112
Kiribati
Korea, North92516
Korea, South415
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania11
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico314
Federated States of Micronesia
Moldova11
Monaco
Mongolia112
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands2136
New Zealand336
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Norway112
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Palestine
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland2114
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar11
Romania1427
Russian Federation312823
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia11
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore11
Slovakia33
Slovenia123
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa314
Spain213
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden22
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand11
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine246
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom86822
United States of America21101243
Uruguay
Uzbekistan11
Vanuatu
Venezuela11
Vietnam
Virgin Islands
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

28th July in history

2001 - Australia born Ian Thrope, becomes 1st swimmer to win 6 gold medals at a single world championships

1993 - Andorra joins United Nations

1990 - Alberto Fujimoro becomes Peru's president

Nokia's Salo plant in Finland to be closed

Which bank overtook SBI as India's most valued bank?
HDFC Bank

Who is appointed secretary in charge of the department of economic affairs in India?
Arvind Mayaram

Why did North Korea celebrate day of victory on 27th July 2012?
To uphold military-first policy and remain loyal to its leader Kim Jong-Un

SEBI recently allowed subscription of bonds through which medium?
Online

Which Indian diversified multinational company would enter dairy sector for manufacturing milk and milk-based products?
ITC

Name the plant in Finland which Nokia will close in near terms.
Salo plant

Which sporting event's opening ceremony was held in London recently?
30th Olympics (Summer Olympics 2012)

London Olympics Opening ceremony video

30th Olympics Games Opening ceremony video

 

30th Olympics opening ceremony


 

Queen Elizabeth II declared Olympics 2012 open cheered from the capacity crowd of 80,000 signalling the launch of the biggest sporting spectacle which returned to Britain after a gap of 64 years

London Olympics 2012 updates

British tennis team to skip opening ceremony

Italian Antonietta Di Martino has been forced to withdraw from High Jump event following an injury

Fire breaks out in the sailing venue at Weymouth

Im Dong-hyun, a blind archer broke his own 72-arrow record in the archery ranking round by scoring 699

Saudi Arabia threatened to withdraw from Olympics unless a female judo athlete is allowed to wear her headscarf in competition

India finishes last in Olympic 2012 archery rankings round

Garip Erkuyumcu, Turkish boxing referee found dead in London hotel room before the Olypmic Games officially begins

Britt postal department to release stamps after a British Olympian wins gold

Channels broadcasting London Olympics 2012 in India

List of channels broadcasting London Olympics 2012 in India

Doordarshan
ESPN
STAR Sports
ESPN HD

Karnataka to opt for cloud seeding

In which country did magicbricks.com present Pune Property show?
Singapore

Name the Indian who carried Olympic torch at the pre-inaugural function of London Olympics 2012.
Amitabh Bachchan

Which Indian state would opt for cloud seeding method as the rain forecast is not upto the mark?
Karnataka

Name the novel written by Kerala-born poet and writer Jeet Thayil which has found a place on the 2012 Booker prize list.
Narcopolis

Name the book written by Sudeep Chakravarti enlighting the happenings of Northeast India.
Highway 39'

What could be the download speed as Google unveils broadband internet service in Kansas city, USA?
1 gigabyte per second

Portfolio of state of Karnataka cabinet Ministers updated May 2013

Who is the Chief Minister of Karnataka and Finance, Energy,Large & Medium Scale Industries, Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms,Cabinet Affairs,Planning and Statistics,Intelligence Wing,Bangalore City,Mines & Geology,IT, BT and Science &  Technology Department, Sericulture (Any other Department not specifically allocated)?
Shri Siddaramaiah

Who is the minister for Higher Education and Tourism?
R.V.Deshpande

Who is the minister for Municipal Administration,Public Enterprises,Minorities Welfare and Haj & Wakf?
Qamar Ul Islam

Who is the minister for Law,Justice & Human Rights,Parliamentary Affairs & Legislation and Animal Husbandry?
T.B.Jayanchandra

Who is the minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment?
Ramanath Rai

Who is the minister for Rural Development & Panchayat Raj?
H.K.Patil

Who is the minister for Transport in the state of Karnataka?
Ramalinga Reddy

Who is appointed as minister for Agricultural Marketing, Horticulture?
Shamanoor Shivashankarappa

Who is appointed as minister for the department of Revenue?
V.Srinivasa Prasad

Who is the minister of PWD?
H.C.Mahadevappa

Who is the Home minister (excluding Intelligence Wing) of Karnataka?
K.J.George

Who is the minister for Co-operation?
H.S.Mahadevaprasad

Who is the minister appointed for Housing?
M.H.Ambareesh

Name the minister for Small Scale Industries, Muzrai and Sugar in Siddaramaiah's cabinet.
Prakash Hukkeri

Who is the minister for Urban Development?
Vinay Kumar Sorake

Who is appointed as Major & Medium Irrigation minister?
M.B.Patil

Who is the Excise minister of the state of Karnataka?
Satish Jarkiholi

Who is the Health & Family Welfare minister?
U.T.Khader

Name the minister for Textiles, Ports and Inland Transport of Karnataka.
Baburao Chinchanasoor

Who is appointed as minister for Minor Irrigation?
Shivaraj Tangadagi

Who took charge as minister of Social Welfare, Backward Classes Welfare Minister of State (Independent Charge)?
H.Anjaneya

Who is the minister for Youth Services and Fisheries?
K.Abhayachandra

Who is appointed as Food and Civil Supplies minister?
Dinesh Gundu Rao

Who holds the portfolio of Agriculture in Siddaramaiah's cabinet?
Krishna Byre Gowda

Who is the minister for Medical Education?
Dr.Sharanaprakash Patil

Who is appointed as minister of Infrastructure Department and Information Department?
Santosh Lad

Name the minister for Medical Education in Karnataka.
Kimmane Ratnakar

Who is appointed as minister for Women & Child Development, Kannada & Culture?
Uma Shree

Name the Labour minister in Siddaramaiah's cabinet.
P.T.Parameshwara Naik

26th July in history

2011 - Nguyen Tan Dung, re-elected as Vietnam Prime Minister

1993 - Mars observer takes 1st photo of Mars from 5 billion kilometer

Haryana to be nirmal pradesh by 2015

Who is appointed as secretary to President of India?
Omita Paul

Which Indian state would be made Nirmal Pradesh by March 2015?
Haryana

Name the batting and bowling coaches appointed for Ranji Trophy by Karnataka.
J.Arun Kumar and Mansoor Ali Khan

Name the former Vice-President of All India Football Federation who passed away recently.
T.O.Abdullah

Where in Karnataka did BHEL commission 5 mega watt eco-friendly grid connected solar power plant?
Shivanasamudram near Mandya district

List of Magsaysay award winner 2012

List of Magsaysay award winner 2012

Kulandei Francis, India
Chen Shu-Chu, Taiwan
Romulo Davide, Philippines
Syeda Rizwana Hasan, Bangladesh
Yang Saing Koma, Cambodia
Ambrosius Ruwindrijarto, Indonesia

25th July in history

2009 - Dozens were killed and injured as wildfire spread across France, Spain, Sadinia and Greece

2007 - Pratibha Patil was sworn in as India's first female president

1992 - Opening ceremony of 25th Olympic Summer games in Barcelona, Spain

Tiger reserves in India, no tourism zone

Which areas will be no tourism zone as per the Supreme court order in India?
Tiger reserves across India

Which state in USA has been declared state of emergency due to fuel shortage?
Michigan

Name the state which got its first commission for protection of child rights recently.
West Bengal

Who will serve as caretaker president of Ghana following the death of John Atta Mills?
John Dramani Mahama

Why were Soumithra Chatterjee, Supriya Devi and Sabitri Chaatterjee in news recently?
All three received Lifetime Achievement award by West Bengal government for their contribution to Bengali cinema

24th July in history

2011 - Half of Peru enters to a state of emergency resulting in unusual cold weather

2005 - Lance Armstrong retires after winning his 7th consecutive Tour de France

Spain bans short-selling for 3 months

Where in India an Agro-cattle (Agriculture cum Cattle University) would be setup?
Pothia in Kishanganj

Which University in India will start a course in archaeology?
Himachal University

Which automobile maker opened its first cyberstore in London?
Audi

Who is elected as president of Goa Cricket Association?
Vinod Phadke

Why was Rupert Murdoch in news recently?
Rupert Murdoch quit a sting of boards including British papers

Name the Australian coach named for women's Hockey India team.
Neil Hawgood

Which country's stock market banned short-selling on its securities for 3 months?
Spain

23rd July in history

2011 - Nigeria reschedules elections, changes constitution

2008 - Cape Verde becomes 153rd member of World Trade Organisation

1999 - Crown Prince Mohammed Ben Al-Hassan is crowned King Mohammed VI of Morocco following the death of his father

1995 - Comet Hale-Bopp discovered

Hashim Alma first South African to score 300 runs in test cricket

Name the German Grand Prix 2012 winner.
Fernando Alonso

Who welcomed the Indian athletes as the tricolour flag was hoisted and national anthem played?
Games Village Mayor Charles Allan

Name the Kenya-based top 10 vegetable processors of the world, who is to set up processing plant in Gujarat, India.
Vegpro Group

From which of its manufacturing facility in India is Toyota set to begin engine production?
Bangalore

Who became the 1st South African batsman to score 300 runs in test cricket?
Hashim Amla

Pranab Mukherjee is India's 13th President

Mr.Pranab Mukherjee has won the presidential poll and became India's 13th president. Mr.Pranab Mukherjee won the poll with a huge margin. Pranab was earlier Finance Minister in the UPA Government before he filed the nomination for the Presidential elections. Pranab Mukherjee to be sworn in as President on 25th July 2012.

Abhyudaya Co-operative Bank recruitment 2012

Post : Clerks

Last date to Apply : 28th July 2012

Exam date : 12th August 2012

Apply now

IDBI Bank recruitment 2012

Post : Contract Executives

Last date to Apply : 27th July 2012

Exam date : 2nd September 2012

Apply now

Union Bank of India recruitment 2012

Post : Specialist Officers

Last date to Apply : 31st July 2012

Exam Date : 7th October 2012

Apply now

22nd July in history

2011 - IMF approves a 3 year loan for Haiti worth $60 million cancelling its $268 million debt

2009 - Longest solar eclipse over parts of Asia and Pacific Ocean, 6 minutes and 38.8 seconds

Google Web Academy in India, Google-NIIT

Which South African cricketer joined the elite club of 25 Test centuries?
Graeme Smith

Which bank now claims Euro is not in danger zone?
European Central Bank

Expand XBLR. (Hint: Business)
Extensible Business Reporting Language

Which company join hands with Google to introduce Google Web Academy in India?
NIIT

Expand NID. (Hint: Design)
National Institute of Design

London Olympics 2012 - List of Oceania countries

American Samoa
Australia
Cook Islands
Fiji
Guam
Kiribati
Marshall Is
Micronesia
Nauru
New Zealand
Palau
Papua N Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu

London Olympics 2012 - Full List of European countries

Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegov
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
FYROM
Georgia
Germany
Great Britain
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Rep. of Moldova
Romania
Russian Federation
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine

London Olympics 2012 - List of American countries

Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
Bolivia
Brazil
Canada
Cayman Islands
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Puerto Rico
Saint Lucia
StKitts and Nevis
StV and Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
Uruguay
Venezuela
Virgin Isl, B
Virgin Isl, US

Olympics 2012 - List of Asia countries

Afghanistan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei Daruss
Cambodia
Cambodia
China
DPR Korea
Hong Kong, CHN
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Korea
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lao PDR
Lebanon
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
Oman
Pakistan
Palestine
Philippines
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Syria
Taipei (Chinese Taipei)
Tajikistan
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Turkmenistan
UA Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen

London Olympics 2012 - List of African countries

Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo
Côte d'Ivoire
Djibouti
DR Congo
Egypt
Equator. Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
S.Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Indian players participating in Rowing, Weightlifting and Wrestling at Olympics 2012

Sandeep Kumar (Rowing)
Swaran Singh Virk (Rowing)
Manjeet Singh (Rowing)

Katulu Ravi Kumar (Weightlifting)
Ngangbam Soniya Chanu (Weightlifting)

Sushil Kumar (Wrestling)
Yogeshwar Dutt (Wrestling)
Amit Kumar (Wrestling)
Narsingh Pancham Yadav (Wrestling)
Geeta Phogat (Wrestling)

Indian players participating in Tennis at Olympics 2012

Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes
Somdev Devvarman
Sania Mirza
Rohan Bopanna
Vishnu Vardhan
Rushmi Chakravarthi

Indian players participating in Shooting at London Olympics 2012

Abhinav Bindra
Sanjeev Rajput
Gagan Narang
Vijay Kumar
Joydeep Karmakar
Heena sidhu
Ronjan Sodhi
Manavjit Singh Sandhu
Rahi Sarnobat
Annu Raj Singh
Shagun Chowdhary

Indian players participating in Judo, Swimming and Table Tennis Olympics 2012

Garima Chaudhary(judo)
Gagan AP Ulalmath(swimming)
Soumyajit Ghosh (table tennis)
Ankita Das (table tennis)

Indian players participating in Field Hockey Olympics 2012

Sardar Singh
Shivendra Singh
Danish Mujtaba
Manpreet Singh
Ignace Tirkey
Sreejesh
Bharat Chetri
Raghunath
Sandeep Singh
Gurbaj Singh
Birendra Lakra
Sunil
Gurwinder Singh Chandi
Tushar Khandker
Dharamvir Singh
Uthappa
Sarvanjit Singh
Kothajit Singh

21st July in history

2002 - Telecom giant WorldCom files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in USA

2001 - Death anniversary of Indian actor Sivaji Ganesan

1995 - 3rd Taiwan Strait Crisis

India to play in Champions trophy hockey tournament

Which IT company reported its 1st ever loss in 26 years?
Microsoft

Name the Nobel laureate who has been appointed as the first chancellor of the proposed Nalanda University.
Amartya Sen

Which event will be organised by Kolkata Government as a part of the closing ceremony to mark Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary?
World youth conference

Which country has been named  one of the 5 confirmed team for the men's Champions Trophy hockey tournament ending 6 year long wait?
India

RBI to issue Rs.5 coins bearing which institutes emblem as it mark's its Centenary Year?
Indian Council Medical Research

20th July in history

2011 - Hendra virus forces Malaysia to ban the import of horses from Australia

1999 - Falun Gong banned in China

1992 - Vaclav Havel resigned as president of Czechoslovakia

81 players to represent India at Olympics 2012

Who won the Kerala State film award 2011 in the best actor category?
Dileep

Which country now allows women to divorce smoker husbands?
Saudi Arabia

How many players will represent India at the London Olympics 2012?
81 players in 13 sports

What percentage of restriction has been imposed on bulk deposits to PSU banks by finance ministry?
15% of total deposits

What percentage of duty will be imposed on import of power equipment to India?
21%

19th July in history

1996 - Atlanta Olympics games open

1994 - Leonid Kvetjsma became Ukraine President

1827 - Mutineer or Indian freedom fighter Mangal Pandey was born

Puducherry 12th Indian state to launch e-stamping

Name the actor named 'King of Romance' passed away recently.
Rajesh Khanna

Name the (anti-apartheid) former South African President who celebrated 94th birthday recently.
Nelson Mandela

Who will take over as DGCA chief?
Arun Mishra

Which Indian state got an approval of Rs.57 thousand crore worth of planned expenditure?
Uttar Pradesh

Which state became the 12th in India to launch E-stamping?
Puducherry

18th July in history

1996 - Battle of Mullaitivu, LTTE capture the Sri Lanka Army's base

2003 - Convention of the Future of Europe proposes the European constitution

2006 - Israel-Lebanon conflict

Rajinikanth Kochadaiyaan mobile phones by Karbonn mobiles

Name the coach who is appointed by Russia for its football team.
Fabio Capello

Which application of Microsoft was unveiled with cloud option recently?
Microsoft Office 2013

Why was Isuru Udana in news recently?
Isuru Udana has been included in Sri Lankan cricket squad

Bihar cabinet recently approved which Act?
Bihar land Mutation Act

Which company announced Rajinikanth Kochadaiyaan mobile phones?
Karbonn Mobiles

Indian Boxing players for London Olympics 2012

Indian Boxing players for London Olympics 2012

Mary Kom
Sumit Sangwan
Devendro Singh
Shiva Thapa
Jai Bhagwan
Manoj Kumar
Vikas Krishan Yadav
Vijender Singh

Indian Badminton players for London Olympics 2012

Indian Badminton players for London Olympics 2012

Saina Nehwal
Valiyaveetil Diju
Parupalli Kashyap
Jwala Gutta
Ashwini Ponnappa

Indian Athletics players for London Olympics 2012

Indian Athletics players for London Olympics 2012

Krishna Poonia
Seema Antil
Gurmeet Singh
Baljinder Singh
Irfan Kolothum Thodi
Vikas Gowda
Om Prakash Karhana
Tintu Luka
Renjith Maheshwary
Sudha Singh
Maymookha Johny
Basanta Bahadur Rana
Ram Singh Yadav
Sahana Kumari

Indian Archery players for London Olympics 2012

Indian Archery players for London Olympics 2012

Rahul Banerjee
Deepika Kumari
Laishram Bombayla Devi
Chekrovolu Swuro
Jayanta Talukdar
Tarundeep Rai

17th July in history

1995 - Bill Gates becomes richest man in the world, worth $12.9 billion dollars

1994 - Brazil beats Italy to win 4th soccer world cup

1992 - Slovak parliament demands for self rule

Penguin India ebooks

Who became Yahoo's 3rd CEO in a year?
Marissa Mayer

Name the North Korean army chief who has been relieved of his post due to illness.
Vice Marshal Ri Yong Ho

Which country signed a gas deal with Pakistani energy company to explore for natural gas?
Iraq

Who surpassed Pete Sampras by holding the rank of world number one for the 287th week?
Roger Federer

Why was Penguin Books India in news recently?
To release its first set of eBooks

16th July in history

1993 - Slackware operating system released

1999 - John.F.Kennedy, Junior dies

2009 - Parliament of Iceland votes to join European Union

Kolkata travel and tourism fair 2012

Name the South African first female elected as African Union Commission head.
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

Where in India 96th Travel and Tourism Fair is held?
Kolkata

Why was Costa Coffee in news recently?
For Opening 100th outlet in Mumbai, India

Name the actress who won an Oscar for her role in the 1947 movie Gentleman's Agreement who died recently.
Celeste Holm

Who is appointed as governor of Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago?
Jwala Ramberran

15th July in history

1996 - Microsoft internet-NBC TV is started by MSNBC

2003 - Mozilla foundation established

2011 - WHO claimed more than 5 million Ethiopian could develop cholera due to the breakout of acute watery diarrhea

Archer Deepika Kumari joins tata steel as sports manager

Which state plans for zero pollution technology for water treatment project?
Kerala

Which university in Varanasi is planning to set up science museum?
Banaras Hindu University

Who is appointed as Principal Secretary to chief minister of Karnataka?
Pradeep Singh Kharola

Name the world's top archer who has joined as manager in Tata Steel's sports department.
Deepika Kumari

Name the Croatian athlete who withdrew from participating in the London Olympics 2012.
Blanka Vlasic

14th July in history

1992 - Open Source Operating system revolution begins

2007 - Russia withdraws from Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe

Jammu and Kashmir residents to pay property tax for the first time

Name the Australian fast bowler who retired from International cricket recently.
Brett Lee

In which IIM campus was solar power plant inaugurated by Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi?
IIM-Shillong

Which Indian state residents will have to pay property tax for the first time?
Jammu and Kashmir

Who is appointed as VP and MD of Nokia India?
P.Balalji

Where in India International summit on space research will be held hosted by ISRO?
Mysore

What is the NEFT transaction charges per transaction for funds less than Rs.10,000 from August 1st 2012?
Rs.2.50

13th July in history

2001 - Code red virus affects over 2,00,000 websites

2011  - Estonia made 17th member of European Union

Karnataka to have two deputy chief ministers

Name the wrestler-turned-actor who died recently.
Dara Singh

Where in United Kingdom the exhibition 'India Utsav' will be held?
London

Which country's Prime Minister has predicted India has the potential to grow at 8-9% with reforms?
Singapore

Which Indian state will now have two deputy Chief Ministers?
Karnataka (K.S.Eshwarappa and R.Ashok)

Who is re-appointed as MD and CEO of Karnataka Bank?
Jayarama Bhat

12th July in history

2011 - Moody's reduce Ireland's debt rating to junk

2008 - 5th and largest financial institution in USA, IndyMac Bank Collapses

1996 - Super 8's tournament kicks-off in Kuala Lumpur

Jharkhand to amend Factor Act 1948

Which Indian state is planning to amend Factory Act 1948 to prevent health hazards at stone crushers?
Jharkhand

Name the Italian Prime Minister who stepped down as finance minister.
Mario Monti

Name the deputy minister who will take charge as Prime Minister in Italy.
Vittorio Grilli

For which country did Fitch retained AAA rating with negative outlook?
United States of America

Which Indian company plans to enter nutraceuticals segment?
Tata Chemicals

11th July in history

1990 - Oka crisis - land dispute in Quebec, Canada

2008 - $147, Oil at all time high

2011 - Neptune discovered on 23rd September 1846 completes its first orbit

Madrid Masters 2012 golf tournament cancelled

Name the South African cricketer who announced retirement from international cricket.
Mark Boucher

Name the Zimbabwean wicketkeeper-batsman who announced his retirement as he sets his focus on working for the church.
Tatenda Taibu

What could be the minimum capital investment for the proposed non-operative holding company (private banks) in India?
Rs.1,000 crore

Name the book released on former Indian Prime Minister Chandrashekhar.
Chandrashekhar ke Bagair

Which golf tournament has been cancelled for the year 2012?
Madrid Masters golf tournament

TV-based browsing by Opera software in India

Which company has started selling its 4-wheelers in the Kenyan market?
Mahindra and Mahindra

How is Futoshi Niizuma known?
Executive Director of Sales for South Asia, ASEAN and ANZ

Why was Opera Software in news recently?
To launch TV-based browsing in India

Which Indian state occupied first rank in domestic tourist arrivals?
Uttar Pradesh

Which Indian state was awarded United Nations Public Service Award for showing remarkable improvement in providing public service to the residents of state?
Madhya Pradesh

9th July in history

1991 - South Africa was readmitted to Olympics

2008 - Iran conducts Great Prophet III missile test and war games exercise

2011 - South Sudan gains independence

Shakib Al Hasan named best cricketer in ODI

Where is the 18th Sarajevo Film Festival held?
Balkans, Europe

Who won the German MotoGP 2012?
Dani Pedrosa

Who has been named best cricketer in ODI by Idea Cricket rating?
Shakib Al Hasan

Name the brands that includes in Europe's biggest carmaker Wolfsburg-based group.
Audi, Volkswagen, Seat, Bugatti, Bentley, Scania and truck makers MAN

How in the medical world do we know CritiNext project?
An internet-based ICU for 24x7 healthcare launched by Fortis Group and GE Healthcare

July 8th in history

1497 - Vasco da gama sails to India on the first direct European voyage

1937 - Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan sign the Treaty of Saadabad

1994 - Kim Jong-iI assumed leadership of North Korea upon his father, Kim II-sung's death

Commonwealth Bank to offer banking via facebook

How are iOS 6 and Jelly Bean known in technology world?
Operating system

When will the 223rd French National Day celebrated?
July 14th

Which state Government has started selling potatoes from ration shops at Rs.12 per kg?
West Bengal

Cuba signed a series of economic agreements with which Asian country?
China

Which Australian bank is set to offer banking via Facebook by the end of 2012?
Commonwealth Bank

July 7th in history

1985 - Boris Becker becomes youngest player to win Wimbledon at age 17

2006 - Nigeria announces about 33,000 civil service workers could loose jobs by year end

2011 - World's first synthetic organ transplant was completed by surgeons in Sweden

India to get plastic currency

Which Indian city could get India's first 3D planetarium?
Mangalore

Near which monument in Agra an international airport is set to be established?
Taj Mahal

Which company launched in India world's first plug and link data card?
Huawei

RBI is planning to introduce which currency on pilot basis?
Plastic currency

Expand JPL. (Hint: Premier)
Jaipur Premier League

6th July in history

1998 - Kai Tak Airport of Hong Kong is closed and Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok becomes operational

2006 - Nathula Pass between India and China re-opens for trade after 44 years

2006 - Stealing of Coca-Cola secret formula

Cadbury introduces toblerone

Name the former England batsman who quit all forms of cricket recently.
Mark Ramprakash

Where does the lowered lending and deposits rates stand of People's Bank of China?
6% and 3% respectively

Toblerone is associated with which company?
A chocolate brand by Cadbury's

Which city will host Fiber to Fashion 2012 event in India?
Surat, Gujarat

Where is the Equine Therapy Park set up in India?
Golconda

5th July in history

1991 - Nuclear test was performed by France at Muruora Island

2011 - Dust storm strikes Phoenix, Arizona

2011 - Venezuela celebrates 200 years of independence

Atom's shadow clicked by scientists

Name the cricketer who surpassed Don Bradman's record of centuries recently.
Kumara Sangakkara(30 Test centuries)

Which Indian PSU bank recently setup its Security Operation Centre?
United Bank of India

Shadow of what has been clicked by scientists with an effort lasting more than 5 years?
Single Atom

Name the movie shot by kannada director Arvind Kaushik in a record 2 hours.
Nam Areiali Innondhina

Which football team is set to file IPO in New York Stock Exchange?
Manchester united

From which part of India does Srilankan-based Mihin Lanka Airlines will operate flights to Colombo?
Madurai, Tamil Nadu

SBI waives off minimum balance for savings account

Name the project of Mozilla which is working on Mobile Operating System, firefox OS.
Boot to Gecko project

What quantity of wheat would be exported to ease storage crunch in India?
2 million tonnes

Which PSU bank has waived off minimum balance criteria for savings bank account?
State Bank of India

Why is the Mohanlal starrer movie 'Spirit' exempted from tax?
Film creates awareness on social issues faced by the society due to increase in liquor consumption

Where will the Under-19 World Cup 2012 be played and who will lead Indian team?
Australia, Unmukt Chand

Who will become the first Indian woman and 5th sportsperson to be conferred with Lt.Colonel rank?
MC Mary Kom

Champions League T20 - 2012

Champions League Twenty 20  - 2012

Date - 9th October 2012 to 28th October 2012

Venue - South Africa (Centurion, Durban, Cape town and Johannesburg)

 

Participating Countries and Team names

South Africa - Titans and Highveld Lions

India - Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians

Australia - Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers

West Indies - Trinidad and Tobago

New Zealand - Auckland Aces

Sri Lanka - Winner of Sri Lanka's Domestic T20 Championship

England - Winner and runner-up of the domestic T20

Pakistan - Sialkot Stallions

3rd July in history

1994 - Texas deadliest accident, 46 people killed in crashes

2004 - Bangkok's subway system opened

2005 - Same-sex marriage in Spain becomes legal

India's Western Ghats now in the list of UN world heritage

Who was named player of Euro 2012?
Magisterial Iniesta

Why was Peter Such in news recently?
Peter Such is appointed as full-time spin bowling coach for England and Wales Cricket Board

What is the length of world's longest cable-stayed bridge built by Russia?
1,104 meter link Valdivostok and Russky Island

Who won against Usain Bolt in the 200 metres final event?
Yohan Blake

Name the Barclays chairman who quit recently.
Marcus Agius

Which of India's forest area has been added to list of world heritage sites by the United Nations Organisation?
1,600km long Western Ghats

Who is the Indian business person among 27 global leaders appointed by the united Nations to eliminate malnutrition?
Vinita Bali

Which state boards in India are suggested by State Bank of India to be listed?
State Electricity Boards

2nd July in history

1992 - Braniff Airlines shuts its business

1995 - Banharn Silpa-Archa's party wins election in Thailand

2011 - Elderly woman dies of e.coli outbreak in Bordeaux, France

Spain wins to retain European Championship, Euro 2012

What value worth agreement did Egypt sign with Saudi-based Islamic Development Bank to receive energy and food imports?
$1 billion

Who is sworn-in as Hong Kong leader by Chinese President Hu Jintao?
Leung Chun-ying

Expand AIDWA. (Hint: Women)
All India Democratic Women's Association

Which state will observe July 2012 as anti-dengue month?
Punjab

Expand IIAS. (Hint: Arsenic)
International Institute of Arsenic Studies

Who won and retained European Championship title 2012?
Spain

Name the concert held in Bangkok, Thailand on June 21st 2012 to celebrate World Music Day.
Handshake Concert

Which service from railways are exempted from service tax starting July 1st 2012?
Passenger fare and freight

1st July in history

1990 - Deutsche Mark becomes German Democratic Republic's currency

1993 - 1 second is added to the clock

1997 - Hong Kong was returned to China by U.K

2009 - European Union's presidency is taken over by Sweden

International Happiness Day, March 20th

What is the importance of June 30th 2012?
The last minute of 30th June 2012 will be 1 second longer and will be known as 'leap second'

What percentage of additional service tax would be levied on all bollywood actors and those perform on television serials?
12%

Who took over as the director of ISRO Satellite Centre?
S.K.Shivakumar replaces T.K.Alex

T.P.Sudhindra was recently in news, which sport did he play?
Cricket

Name the list of 6 states which will raise 32.8 billion rupees via 10 year loans according to RBI.
Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Punjab and Rajasthan

Which agricultural arm would setup over 20 rural gurukuls across Indian states including Jharkhand?
NABARD

Who is appointed as Andhra Pradesh chief secretary?
Minnie Mathew

Which state will setup film promotion board to promote its films and culture?
Haryana

Which country is to setup auto component and engineering park in Gujarat?
Japan

Which application of Microsoft is available for educational institutes free of cost?
Microsoft Office 365

Who won the Dutch MotoGP?
Casey Stoner

As UNO general assembly passed a resolution, which day will now be International Happiness Day?
March 20th