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Year end current affairs 2012

Who won gold in the men's rapid fire pistol event at the 56th National Shooting Championship?
Vijay Kumar

Who won gold in the women's air pistol competition at the 56th National Shooting championship?
Heena Sidhu

Which University in India will collaborate with Finals-based Lappeeranta University of Technology and US-based New Mexico State University?
M S University

Who won the Maharaja Jowajorao Scindia Trophy?
Onassis (S.Zervan up)

Which rank does Virat Kohli hold in the ICC Twenty20 International Player Rankings table?
5th (career-best)

Where in India 121st International conference of the Ahmadiyya muslims was held?
Qadian, Punjab

Which technology firm launched tablets with inbuilt 3G sim?
iberry

State Symbols of Assam

What is the state motto of Assam?
Joy aai oxom

Which song is the official song of state of Assam?
O mor aponar dex

Which is the official state bird of Assam?
Deo haah (White-winged Wood Duck)

Which is the official dance of state of Assam?
Bihu naach

Which language is the official language of state of Assam?
Assamese

Which is the official state animal of Assam?
Gor (One-horned rhinoceros)

Which is the state flower of the Assam?
Kopou phul (Foxtail Orchids)

Which is the state Tree of Assam?
Hollong (Dipterocarpus macrocarpus)

State Symbols of Arunachal Pradesh

Which is the official state bird of Arunachal Pradesh?
Hornbill

Which is the official language of state of Arunachal Pradesh?
English

Which is the official state animal of Arunachal Pradesh?
Gayal

Which is the state flower of the Arunachal Pradesh?
Foxtail Orchid

Which is the state Tree of Arunachal Pradesh?
Hollong

Top General Knowledge 2012

Name the England cricketer and commentator who died battling lung cancer.
Tony Greig

Where was Northeast Mongolian Food Festival held in India?
Guwahati

Which Indian state held 21st Rajgir festival?
Bihar

What is the importance of Wagh Utsav which will be held from 16th to 23rd February 2013?
Festival for tiger conservation, tourism and upliftment of forest local communities

Expand AEPS. (Hint: Aadhaar)
Aadhaar Enabled Payment System

How many Indian-origin personalities are in Queen's New Year Honour list 2013?
23

List of Cricketers retired in 2012

1. Andrew Strauss from England

2. VVS Laxman from India

3. Rahul Dravid from India

4. Tatenda Taibu from Zimbabwe

5. Mark Boucher from South Africa

6. Brett Lee from Australia

7. Ricky Ponting from Australia

8. Sachin Tendulkar (only ODI's) from India

 

Current Affairs for Government exams 2013

Name the India's longest railway tunnel which now connects Kashmir Valley to Banihal town on Srinagar-Jammu National highway.
Pir Panjal mountain range

Which state in India has approved Rs.400 crore as state contingency fund to overcome water and fodder scarcity?
Maharashtra

How was Jaspal Bhatti known before venturing into tv industry?
Cartoonist

Who will replace Debendranath Sarangi as Tamil Nadu chief secretary?
Sheela Balakrishnan

Name the global capital rules for banks which would be implemented from 1st April 2013.
Basel III

Where in Tamil Nadu, India a 3-day livestock expo 2012 was held?
Coimbatore

Updated Current Affairs 2012

Name the Oriya author who will get Jnanpith award for 2011.
Prathiba Ray

Who was conferred with Pratima Baruah pandey Memorial Award?
Mohibur Rahman

How does the world know Bilawal Bhutto?
Son of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto

Who won the hockey Asian Champions Trophy 2012?
Pakistan

Name the PSU's from India who are looking to iron ore assets in Brazil.
Rashtriya Ispat Nigam, NMDC and MOIL

Which city was ranked 3rd in job generation in India between 1st January to 15th December 2012?
More than 75,000 jobs were created in Bangalore as per Assocham

Overseas current affairs December 2012

Who is appointed as Prime Minister of Japan?
Shinzo Abe

Indian Institute of Management-Kozhikode will tie-up with which university to facilitate international exchange programs?
Sharjah university

Name the cinematographer who had worked on films Gangster and The Dirty Picture died following as asthma attack.
Bobby Singh

Where is Duler stadium located in India?
Mapusa, Goa

Which telecom network in India will conduct online job and industry-oriented certification course?
BSNL

Current Affairs updates of Christmas, December 2012

Who took oath for 6th time as Chief minister of Himachal Pradesh?
Virdhadra Singh

Which Indian state has planned green core capital of around 2,324 acres near Heavy Engineering Corporation?
Jharkhand

Where in India Cow sanctuary along with Cow Products Research Centre will be setup?
Salriya in Shajapur of Madhya Pradesh

What is the expected investment by Indian railways during the 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-17)?
Rs.5 lakh crore

Which crop is European Union promoting to replace rice in Asia?
Potato

Who took over as National Green Tribunal chairperson?
Justice Swatanter Kumar

State Symbols of Andhra Pradesh

What is the state Emblem of Andhra Pradesh?
Poorna Kumbham

Which is the official song of state of Andhra Pradesh?
Maa Telugu Thalliki

Which is the official state bird of Andhra Pradesh?
Indian Roller

Which is the official sport of Andhra Pradesh?
Kabaddi

Which is the official dance of state of Andhra Pradesh?
Kuchipudi

Which is the official language of state of Andhra Pradesh?
Telugu

Which is the official state animal of Andhra Pradesh?
Black Buck

Which is the state flower of the Andhra Pradesh?
Water Lily

Which is the state Tree of Andhra Pradesh?
Neem

State Symbols of Karnataka

Which is the official song of state of Karnataka?
Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujate

Which is the official state bird of Karnataka?
Indian Roller

Which is the official language of state of Karnataka?
Kannada

Which is the official state animal of Karnataka?
Indian Elephant

Which is the state flower of the Karnataka?
Lotus

Which is the state Tree of Karnataka?
Sandalwood

Tourism taglines of Indian states

Karnataka – One State. Many worlds.

Kerala – God’s own country

Tamil Nadu – Enchanting Tamil Nadu

Arunachal Pradesh – The Land of Dawnlit Mountains

Chhattisgarh – Full of Surprise

Goa – A perfect Holiday Destination

Haryana – A pioneer in Highway Tourism

Jharkhand – A new experience

Madhya Pradesh – The Heart of Incredible India

Orissa – The Soul of Incredible India

Pondicherry – Give Time a Break

Rajasthan – The Incredible State of India

December 2012 world gk updates

Which Indian state chief minister's 150 crore bullet-proof office complex is built in less than year?
Gujarat

What is the woman helpline number launched by DoT in India?
167

Which medical department have written to Prime Minister and Union Health Minister of India to impose country-wide ban on gutka?
Oncology (Regional Cancer Centres)

Expand NEW. (Hint: Election)
National Election Watch

Which vegetable is being tested to improve in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity?
Potato

Rashtrapathi Bhavan entry FREE

Public viewing days, Entry FREE

Monday
Wednesday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday (extended hours from 9am to 4pm without lunch break)

Booking: www.presidentofindia.nic.in

Maharashtra Rajya Mahakavi Kalidas Sanskrit Sadhana Puraskar 2012

Lalita Shastri Arvikar Prachin Sanskrit Pandit Puraskar

Shraddha Telang and Shriniwas Pujari Sanskrit Shikshak Puraskar

Harekrishna Shahtapathi Sanskrit Pandit Puraskar

Shantaram Bhanose Vedmoorti

Uma Vaidya and Shivdas Jadhav Sanskrit Pradhaypak Purskar

Ajit Kumar and S.B.Chanekar Sanskrit Karyakarta Puraskar

Note: Rs.25,000 and a citation to be given to the awardees

Daily gk updates December 2012

Name the Indian who ended 23 years of One-day cricket career.
Sachin Tendulkar

Which Indian state has been declared 'best small state' at the IBN7 Diamond State Award 2012?
Sikkim

Expand NTP. (Hint: proceed)
Notice to Proceed

Which product will be exported as per Meghalaya Mines and Minerals Policy, 2012?
Value-added mineral

Who is the 1st brand ambassador for BlackBerry phones in India?
Ranbir Kapoor

Updated Mizoram ministers of India

Who is the Chief Minister of Mizoram?
Pu Lal Thanhawla

Who is the minister for Vigilance, Political & Cabinet, PWD, Power & Electricity, Minor Irrigation Department, Soil & Water Conservation, Fisheries Department of Mizoram?
Pu Lal Thanhawla

Who is the Home minister of Mizoram?
Pu R. Lalzirliana

Who is the minister for Agriculture, Horticulture, Finance, Planning & Programme Implementation, Personal & Administrative Reforms Department of Mizoram?
Pu H. Liansailova

Who is the minister for Industries, Tourism Department, Public Health Engineering Department of Mizoram?
Pu S. Hiato

Who is the minister for Transport, Art & Culture Department, Printing & Stationary Department of Mizoram?
Pu P. C. Zoramsangliana

Who is the minister for Land Revenue & Settlement Department, Co-Operation Department, Excise & Narcotics Department of Mizoram?
Pu J.H Rothuama

Who is the minister for Law & Judicial, Parliamentary Affairs Department, School Education Department, Higher & Technical Department, Taxation Department of Mizoram?
Pu Lalsawta

Who is the minister for Environment & Forest, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department of Mizoram?
Pu H. Rohluna

Who is the minister for Health & Family Welfare Department, Labour & Employment Department, Trade & Commerce Department of Mizoram?
Pu Lalrinliana Sailo

Who is the minister for Urban Development & Poverty Alleviation, Information & Public Relation Department, Sports & Youth Services Department, Information & Communication Technology Department of Mizoram?
Pu Zodintluanga

Who is the minister for Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Department, Sericulture Department, Disaster Management & Rehabilitation Department of Mizoram?
Pu Nihar Kanti Chakma

Who is the minister for Local Administration, Social welfare Department of Mizoram?
Pu P.C Lalthanliana

Pondicherry ministers complete list

Who is the Chief Minister of Pondicherry?

Thiru. N. Rangasamy

Who is the minister for Confidential and Cabinet Department, General Administration Department, Revenue and Excise, Public Works, Planning and Finance, Electricity, Co-operation, Health, Town and Country Planning, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Transport, Information Technology, Collegiate Education, Government Automobile Workshop Department of Pondicherry?

Thiru. N. Rangasamy

Who is the Home minister of Pondicherry?

Thiru. N. Rangasamy

Who is the minister for Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Industries and Commerce, Economics and Statistics, Stationery and Printing, Port Department of Pondicherry?

Thiru. M. Chandrakasu

Who is the minister for Social Welfare, Adi Dravidar Welfare, Women and Child Welfare, Backward Class Welfare, Labour and Employment, Tourism Department of Pondicherry?

Thiru. P.Rajavelu

Who is the minister for Local Administration Department, Community Department, DRDA, Urban Basic Services, Fisheries, Housing, Fire Services Department of Pondicherry?

Thiru. N.G. PannirSelvam

Who is the minister Electricity Department, Forest Department, School Education, Sports and Youth Affairs, Art and Culture, Science, Technology and Environment Department of Pondicherry?

Thiru.T. Thiagarajan

Full list of West Bengal cabinet ministers of India 2014

Who is the Chief Minister of West Bengal?
Mamata Banerjee

Who is the minister for Hill Affairs, Information and Cultural Affairs, Land and Land Reforms, Minorities Affairs and Madrasah Education, Health and Family Welfare Department of West Bengal?
Mamata Banerjee

Who is the Home minister of West Bengal?
Mamata Banerjee

Who is the minister for Environment & Public Works Department of West Bengal?
Dr. Sudarshan Ghosh Dastidar

Who is the minister for Paschimanchal Unnayan Affairs Department of West Bengal?
Dr. Sukumar Hansda

Who is the minister for Mass Education Extension and Library Services Department of West Bengal?
Janab Abdul Karim Chowdhury

Who is the minister for Urban Development and Town and Country Planning & Municipal Affairs Department of West Bengal?
Janab Firhad Hakim

Who is the minister for Co-operation Department of West Bengal?
Janab Haider Aziz Safwi

Who is the minister for Disaster Management, Fire and Emergency Services , Civil Defence Department of West Bengal?
Janab Javed Ahmed Khan

Who is the minister for Animal Resources Development of West Bengal?
Janab Nure Alam Chowdhury

Who is the minister for Power and Non-Conventional Energy Sources Department of West Bengal?
Shri Manish Gupta

Who is the minister for Child Development Department of West Bengal?
Shri Shyamapada Mukherjee

Who is the minister for Women and Social Welfare Department of West Bengal?
Smt Sabitri Mitra

Who is the minister for Excise, Finance Department of West Bengal?
Sri Amit Mitra

Who is the minister for Housing Department of West Bengal?
Sri Arup Biswas

Who is the minister for Higher Education, School Education Department of West Bengal?
Sri Bratya Basu

Who is the minister for Fisheries Department of West Bengal?
Sri Chandra Nath Sinha

Who is the minister for North Bengal Development Department of West Bengal?
Sri Goutam Deb

Who is the minister for Forest  Department of West Bengal?
Sri Hiten Barman

Who is the minister for Food and Supplies Department of West Bengal?
Sri Jyoti Priya Mallick

Who is the minister for Tourism Department of West Bengal?
Sri Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury

Who is the minister for Sports , Transport Department of West Bengal?
Sri Madan Mitra

Who is the minister for Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department of West Bengal?
Sri Manjul Krishna Thakur

Who is the minister for Agriculture, Judicial & Law Department of West Bengal?
Sri Moloy Ghatak

Who is the minister for Commerce and Industries, Public Enterprise, Industrial Reconstruction, Information Technology, Parliamentary Affairs Department of West Bengal?
Sri Partha Chatterjee

Who is the minister for Labour Department of West Bengal?
Sri Purnendu Basu

Who is the minister for Statistic and Programme Implemantation, Science and Technology, Biotechnology Department of West Bengal?
Sri Rabiranjan Chattopadhyay

Who is the minister for Development and Planning Department of West Bengal?
Sri Rachhpal Singh

Who is the minister for Irrigation and Waterways Department of West Bengal?
Sri Rajib Banerjee

Who is the minister for Consumer Affairs Department of West Bengal?
Sri Sadhan Pande

Who is the minister for Correctional Administration Department of West Bengal?
Sri Shankar Chakraborty

Who is the minister for Self Help Group and Self Employment Department of West Bengal?
Sri Shantiram Mahato

Who is the minister for Water Investigation and Development Department of West Bengal?
Sri Soumen Mahapatra

Who is the minister for Public Health Engineering, Panchayat and Rural Development Department of West Bengal?
Sri Subrata Mukherjee

Who is the minister for Youth Services, Food Processing Industries and Horticulture Department of West Bengal?
Sri Subrata Saha

Who is the minister for Technical Education and Training Department of West Bengal?
Sri Ujjal Biswas

Who is the minister for Backward Classes Welfare Department of West Bengal?
Sri Upendra Nath Biswas

List of Madhya Pradesh cabinet minsters

Who is the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh?
Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Who is the Home minister of Madhya Pradesh?
Shri Umashankar Gupta

Who is the General Administration, Narmada Valley Development, Aviation and other Department of Madhya Pradesh?
Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Who is the minister for Urban Administration and Development, Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Relief and Rehabilitation of Madhya Pradesh?
Shri Babulal Gaur

Who is the minister for Finance, Planning, Economics and Statistics, 20 points Implementation, Commercial Taxes of Madhya Pradesh?
Shri Raghawji

Who is the minister for Water Resources, Environment Department of Madhya Pradesh?
Shri Jayant Mallayya

Who is the minister for Commerce & Industries, Employment, Information Technology, Science and Technology, Public Undertakings, Horticulture & Food Processing, Rural Industries, Biodiversity Biotechnology Department of Madhya Pradesh?
Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya

Who is the minister Social Justice, Panchayat and Rural Development Department of Madhya Pradesh?
Shri Gopal Bhargawa

Who is the minister for Medical Education Department of Madhya Pradesh?
Shri Anup Mishra

Who is the minister for Forest Department of Madhya Pradesh?
Shri Sartaj Singh

Who is the minister for Public Health and Family Welfare, Housing, Parliamentary Affairs, Law & Legislative Department of Madhya Pradesh?
Shri Narottam Mishra

Who is the minister for Tribal and Scheduled Caste Welfare Department of Madhya Pradesh?
Kunwar Vijay Shah

Who is the minister for Transport, Jail Department of Madhya Pradesh?
Shri Jagdeesh Devda

Who is the minister for Animal husbandry, Fisheries, Backward & Minority Welfare, New and Renewable Energy Department of Madhya Pradesh?
Shri Ajay Vishnoi

Who is the minister for Technical Education & Training, Higher Education, Culture, Public Relation, Religious Trusts and Endowments Department of Madhya Pradesh?
Shri Laxmikant Sharma

Who is the minister for Public Work Department of Madhya Pradesh?
Shri Nagendra Singh Nagaud

Who is the minister for School Education Department of Madhya Pradesh?
Smt. Archana Chitnis

Who is the minister for Labour Department of Madhya Pradesh?
Shri Jagannath Singh

Who is the minister for Farmer welfare and Agriculture Development Department of Madhya Pradesh?
Dr. Ramkrishna Kusmariya

Who is the minister for Public Health Engineering, Cooperatives Department of Madhya Pradesh?
Shri Gourishankar Chaturbhuj Bisen

Who is the minister for Tourism, Sports and Youth Welfare Department of Madhya Pradesh?
Shri Tukojirao Puar

Who is the minister for Revenue, Rehabilitation  Department of Madhya Pradesh?
Shri Karan Singh Verma

Who is the minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department of Madhya Pradesh?
Shri Paras Chandra Jain

Who is the minister for Woman and Child Development Department of Madhya Pradesh?
Mrs. Ranjna Baghel

Who is the minister for Engergy, Mineral Resources Department of Madhya Pradesh?
Shri Rajendra Shukla

Jharkhand cabinet ministers updated list

Who is the Chief Minister of Jharkhand?
Sri Arjun Munda

Who are the Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand?
Sri Sudesh Mahto & Sri Hemant Soren

Who is the minister for Cabinet Secretariat & Coordination Department, Personal, Administrative Reforms & Rajbhasha Department, Home (Including Prison) Department, Cabinet (Vigilance) Department, Law (Justice) Department, Energy Department, Road Construction Department, Information & Public Relation Department, Planning & Development Department, Registry Department of Jharkhand?
Sri  Arjun Munda

Who is the minister for Rural Development, Panchayti Raj & N.R.E.P. (including Special Division), Rural Works, Water Resources, Forest & Environment, Arts Culture Sports & Youth Affairs of Jharkhand?
Sri Sudesh Mahto

Who is the minister for Finance, Commercial Taxes, Urban Development, Housing, Drinking Water & Sanitation, Civil Aviation & Mines & Geology of Jharkhand?
Sri. Hemant Soren

Who is the minister for Agriculture and Sugarcane Development Department, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Department of Jharkhand?
Sri Satyanand Jha

Who is the minister for Social Welfare, Women and Child Development and Tourism Department of Jharkhand?
Smt.Vimla Pradhan

Who is the minister for Excise & Drug Control Department & Disaster Management Department of Jharkhand?
Sri Gopal Krishna Patar

Who is the minister for Tribal Welfare (Part of Welfare Department) Department & Transport Department of Jharkhand?
Sri Champai Soren

Who is the minister for Revenue & Land Reforms Department & Food, Public Distribution & Consumer Affairs Department of Jharkhand?
Sri Mathura Pd. Mahto

Who is the minister for Co-operative Department & Minority Welfare (Part of Welfare Department) Department of Jharkhand?
Sri Hazi Husain Ansari

Who is the minister for Building Construction Department, Labour, Employment & Training Department & Science & Technology of Jharkhand?
Sri Chandra Prakash Chaudhary

Who is the minister for Heath, Medical Education & Family Welfare Department & Parliamentary Affairs Department of Jharkhand?
Sri Hemlal Murmu

Who is the minister for Human Resource Development Department of Jharkhand?
Sri Baidnath Ram

Free Current Affairs for December 2012

Which Indian university plans to setup Gyan Vani FM Radio station in Patna?
Indira Gandhi National Open University

Why were farmers awarded for their excellent achievements at the 3rd India International Expo-2012?
For the highest yield of potatoes using organic fertilizers

Which Act will Karnataka invoke to protect women?
Goonda Act

Name the Egyptian Vice President who announced resignation stating "political work does not suit my professional character as a judge"?
Mahmud Mekki

Name the 1st ever song to hit 1 billion views on youtube.com.
Gangnam Style

How many licenses were cancelled permanently by Tea Board of India?
156

December 2012 current affairs at a glance

Which dictionary did the South Korean singer Psy's Gangnam Style enter?
Collins dictionary

Name the tax Government of India has planned to introduce to reduce consumption of alcohol and tobacco.
Sin tax

Where in India 1st 2-day Conference of the Commissioners of Police will be held with 21 police commissionerates set to take part?
Amritsar

Which Indian state passed the Food Security Bill 2012 to receive food grains and other food items at highly subsidized price?
Chhattisgarh

Name the stadium in Rajasthan state which is available for hosting Indian Premier League edition 6 matches?
Sawai Mansingh Stadium

India Holiday list 2013

25th January, Friday Id-E-Milad

26th January, Saturday Republic Day

10th March, Sunday Maha Shivratri

27th March, Wednesday Holi

29th March, Friday Good Friday

24th April, Wednesday Mahavir Jayanthi

1st May, Wednesday May Day

25th May, Saturday Buddha Purnima

9th August, Friday Id-Ul-Fitr

15th August, Thursday Independence Day

28th August, Wednesday Krishna Janmastami

9th September, Monday Ganesh Chaturthi

2nd October, Wednesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi

13th October, Sunday Vijaya Dashami

16th October, Wednesday Bakri Id

3rd November, Sunday Diwali

14th November, Thursday Muharram

17th November, Sunday Guru Nanak Jayanthi

25th December, Wednesday Christmas

Latest gk December 2012

Who has been appointed as the coach of Hyderabad team of Indian Premier League?
Tom Moody

Which company has tied-up with ICICI Bank to offer money transfer services?
Tata Teleservices

Which micro-blogging site has announced that they have reached 200 million active users?
Twitter

Who is appointed as CFO of Twitter?
Mike Gupta

Expand UAPA. (Hint: Unlawful)
Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill

Why was designer Ravi Bajaj in news recently?
Ravi Bajaj completed 25 years in fashion industry

Hockey India League 2013

How many teams will contest in Hockey India League tournament?
6 teams

Who owns Uttar Pradesh Wizards team in Hockey India League?
Sahara India Pariwar

Who is the head coach of Uttar Pradesh Wizards in Hockey India League?
Roelant Oltmans

Who owns Delhi Wave Riders team in Hockey India League?
Wave Group

Who owns Punjab Warriors team in Hockey India League?
Jaypee Group

Who is the head coach of Punjab Warriors team in Hockey India League?
Barry Dancer

Who own Ranchi Rhinos team in Hockey India League?
Patel-Uniexel group

Who is the head coach of Ranchi Rhinos team in Hockey India League?
Gregg Clark

Who owns Mumbai Magician team in Hockey India League?
Dabur India Ltd.

Who is the head coach of Mumbai Magicians team in Hockey India League?
Ric Charlesworth

Who has got the Broadcasting rights for Hockey India League?
ESPN Star Sports

Who are appointed as the Competition director of Hockey India League tournament?
Steve Catton & Barry Anderson

Online gk for IAS prelims 2013

Which European country is hit by severe cold as temperature dropped to -17 C leaving 37 people dead?
Ukraine

Which place in Russia have been hit by chronic gas and power shortage as temperature is dropped to -20 C?
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)

Who is elected as the 1st woman president of Chicago-based Federation of Indian Associations?
Rita Singh

Name the Konkani film selected for Bangalore film festival 2012.
Ujwaadu, spoken by Gowd Saraswath Brahmins

Name the 1st long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft which was handed over to Indian Navy at the Boeing facility at Seattle in America.
P-8I

17th December 2012 quiz

Name the Indian male actor whose life story has been included in a chapter for students of CBSE in the Learning to Communicate.
Rajnikanth

What is the minimum marks in graduation set by Guwahati high court for candidates to appear in the Teacher Eligibility Test?
50%

Which Indian state launched 'Saad Sanvaad', a community policing initiative?
Goa

Which Indian state allows iPads and Laptops in the assembly, legalized by speaker G.Karthikeyan during zero hour?
Kerala

Who won the Kathakali award 2012 in Kerala?
Kalamandalam Vasu Pisharody

Rajasthan Ratna award 2012

Rajasthan Ratna award 2012

Maand singer Allah Jilai Bai
Poet Kanhaiyalal Sethia
Authors Komal Kothari, Laxmi Kumari Chundawat and Vijay Dan Detha
Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh and
Grammy award winner Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

Note: Rs 1 lakh as cash, a shawl and a citation by the state governor, chief minister and minister of art and culture, Rajasthan highest civilian award.

General Awareness for competitive exams 2012-13

Name the Indian who wrote lyrics of 2 songs 'I Be Here' and 'I have Secrets' which is in the list of 75 songs chosen for Oscar nomination under original song category.
Sherin Catherine

Which Indian state was awarded for the state's highest growth rate among larger states during the 11th five year plan?
Bihar

What are the software's students registered for ICAI will deal with as a part of advanced IT course with effect from 1st August 2013?
Oracle, SAP and ERP

What is the expected wheat export in the 2012-13 marketing year as per United States Department of Agriculture?
6 million tonnes

Which country won all the titles at the World Junior Table Tennis championships 2012 held at the Sports Authority of Andra Pradesh indoor stadium?
China

Expand DDoS. (Hint: Denial)
Distributed Denial of Services

List of white and black listed banks in Bihar for loan disbursal

White listed by Bihar government for overall performance in loan disbursal in priority and agricultural sectors

Bank of India
Allahad Bank
HDFC Bank
UCO Bank and
Canara Bank

Black listed by Bihar government for non-performance in loan disbusal in priority and agricultural sectors

Punjab National Bank
ICICI Bank
Andhra Bank
Bank of Maharashtra
Punjab and Sindh Bank
Vijaya Bank
Federal Bank
Jammu and Kashmir Bank
South Indian Bank
ING Vaysya Bank
Kotak Mahindra Bank
Bombay Merchandile Cooperative Bank and
Tapeshwar Urban Cooperative Bank

Note: Next review due in April 2013

Sample gk question and answers for AILET 2013

Which education board plans to deliver evaluated answer sheets of Class X to email by 2013?
CBSE

Where in India Rann Utsav 2012 will be held?
Kutch, Gujarat

Who is appointed as CMD of Dena Bank?
Ashwani Kumar

Name the pharmaceuticals who won the national energy conservation award 2012?
IOL Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals

Name the inventor of bar code who died suffering from Alzheimer's disease and aging?
Norman Joesph Woodland


Who became the 1st woman President of the Federation of India Chambers of Commerce and Industry?
Naina Lal Kidwai

Top 5 current affairs for December 2012

Which country will host the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2013?
Iran at Tehran

Name the index launched by BSE to track the current primary market conditions in the Indian capital market.
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Expand NBFCs. (Hint: Finance)
Non-banking Finance Companies

Which airways introduced 'Cash on Delivery' option in association with GharPay?
Jet Airways

Who won the 2012 Race of Champions Asia to qualify for Nations Cup?
Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok

Which company retained its top slot in Fortune 500 India list?
Indian Oil Corporation

Complete list of ministers of Nagaland

Who is the Chief Minister of Nagaland?
Shri. Neiphiu Rio

Who is the Home minister of Nagaland?
Shri. Imkong Imchen

Who is the minister for Information Technology & Technical Education, Labour & Employment, P&AR, Finance, Sericulture of Nagaland?
Shri. Neiphiu Rio

Who is the minister for Urban Development, Higher Education of Nagaland?
Dr. Shurhozelie

Who is the minister for Planning & Coordination, Evaluation, Parliamentary Affairs of Nagaland?
Shri. T.R. Zeliang

Who is the minister for Roads & Bridges of Nagaland?
Shri. G. Kaito Aye

Who is the minister for School Education, SCERT of Nagaland?
Shri. Nyiewang Konyak

Who is the minister for Power, Election of Nagaland?
Shri. Doshehe Y. Sema

Who is the minister for Planning Soil & Water Conservation, Land Resources Development of Nagaland?
Shri. P. Longon

Who is the minister for Medical & Health of Nagaland?
Shri. Kuzholuzo Nienu

Who is the minister for Forest, Environment, Ecology & Wild Life, Excise of Nagaland?
Shri. M.C. Konyak

Who is the minister for Public Health Engineering (PHE) of Nagaland?
Dr. Ngangshi K. Ao

Who is the minister for Agriculture of Nagaland?
Dr. Chumben Murry

Cabinet ministers of Meghalaya

Who is the Chief Minister of Meghalaya?
Dr. Mukul Sangma

Who are the Deputy Chief Ministers of Meghalaya?
B.M.Lanong
Rowell Lyngdoh

Who is the minister for Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Arts & Culture, Law, Mining & Geology, Sports & Youth Affairs?
B.M.Lanong

Who is the minister for Health & Family Welfare, Labour of Meghalaya?
Rowell Lyngdoh

Who is the minister for Elections, Printing & Stationery, Social Welfare of Meghalaya?
J. Antonius Lyngdoh

Who is the minister for Excise Registration Taxation Stamps, Information & Public Relations, Power & Transport of Meghalaya?
Abu Taher Mondal

Who is the minister for Planning Education, Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Revenue & Disaster Management , Soil & Water Conservation of Meghalaya?
Prof. Roytre Christopher Laloo

Who is the minister for Border Areas Development, Forests & Environment, Sericulture & Weaving of Meghalaya?
Prestone Tynsong

Who is the minister for Public Works, District Council Affairs of Meghalaya?
H.Donkupar R. Lyngdoh

Who is the minister for Science and Technology, Housing, Urban Affairs of Meghalaya?
M. Ampareen Lyngdoh

Who is the minister for Information Technology, Water Resources of Meghalaya?
A. L. Hek

Who is the minister for Home (Civil Defence and Home Guards), Public Health Engineering of Meghalaya?
Shitlang Pale

Who is the minister for Community & Rural Development, Public Works Department of Meghalaya?
Saleng A. Sangma

Full list of Cabinet ministers 2014 Sikkim

Who is the Chief Minister of Sikkim?
Mr. Pawan Chamling

Who is the minister for Roads and Bridges and Cooperation Departments of Sikkim?
Mr. Ran Bahadur Subba

Who is the minister for Home Department, Finance Revenue and Expenditure, Development Planning, Economic Reforms and North East Council Affairs?
Mr. Pawan Chamling

Who is the minister for Water Security and Public Health Engineering and Transport Departments of Sikkim?
Mr. Thenlay Tshering Bhutia

Who is the minister for Health Care, Human Services and Family Welfare, Food Security and Agriculture Development and Horticulture & Cash Crops Development and Parliamentary Affairs Department of Sikkim?
Mr. Dawa Norbu Takarpa

Who is the minister Human Resource Development, Sports and Youth Affairs and Information Technology Department of Sikkim?
Mr. Narendra Kumar Pradhan

Who is the minister for Urban Development and Housing, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department of Sikkim?
Mr. Dil Bahadur Thapa

Who is the minister for Border Energy and Power and Cultural Affairs and Heritage Departments of Sikkim?
Mr. Sonam Gyatso Lepcha

Who is the minister for Rural Management and Development and Information and Public Relations, Printing and Stationary of Sikkim?
Mr. Chandra Bahadur Karki

Who is the minister for Animal Husbandry, Livestock, Fisheries and Veterinary Services Development and Irrigation and Flood Control Departments of Sikkim?
Mr. Dawcho Lepcha

Who is the minister for Tourism, Forest, Environment and Wildlife Management, Mines, Minerals and Geology and Science and Technology Departments of Sikkim?
Mr. Bhim Prasad Dhungel

Who is the minister for Buildings and Housing Department of Sikkim?
Mrs. Tilu Gurung

Who is the minister for Commerce and Industries, Excise, Labour Department of Sikkim?
Ms. Neeru Sewa

Construction Week Award 2012

HSE Initiative of the Year - Al Futtaim Carillion

CSR Initiative of the Year - Omran

Sustainability Initiative of the Year - Al Futtaim Carillion

Infrastructure Project of the Year - Hodariyat Bridge - VSL and AST

Sustainable Project of the Year - Masdar Institute of Science & Technology - MASDAR

Tower Project of the Year  - Gate Towers - Hill International

Commercial Project of the Year - The Avenue - Meraas Holding

Hospitality Project of the Year - Royal Opera House - Carillion Alawi

Project Manager of the Year - Eddie Pickles - Alec

Engineer of the Year - Angelo Manasero - Dutco Balfour Beatty

Construction Executive of the Year - Barry Lewis - ALEC

GCC Developer of the Year - Sorouh

Consultant of the Year - Atkins

Sub Contractor of the Year - ETA Star

Contractor of the Year - ALEC

Overall Project of the Year - Masdar Institute of Science & Technology - MASDAR

Lifetime Achievement Award - Mohammed Al Rais - Hill International

Latest current affairs December 2012

Trek to which pilgrimage in India will now need a health certificate as per Supreme court directions?
Amarnath cave

As per which High court in India wife could ask for maintenance if husband gets another wife to live with?
Bombay High Court

Expand ICR. (Hint: Character)
Intelligent Character Recognition

Name the Canadian kabaddi player who has been tested positive of doping in the ongoing Kabaddi World Cup.
Varinder SIngh Dhanoa

Which company was named Consultant of the year at the Construction Week Awards 2012?
Atkins

Where in India Panasonic opened its 1st manufacturing unit?
Haryana

GK for Bank exam 2012-13

Name the Sitar maestro who died recently.
Pandit Ravi Shankar

Which online auction website sold 1st edition of Indian constitution signed by 1st president of India Rajdendra Prasad for 40.000 pounds?
Sotheby's

Which Indian state is offering free books to students up to class 12 living Below Poverty Live?
Tripura

Name the 1st Uttarkhand Chief Minister who died after a prolonged illness.
Nityanand Swamy

Which Indian state is organising State Archery Championship 2012?
Jharkhand

Free general awareness for upcoming online IBPS exam 2012

Which rank does India hold in recently released ICC Twenty20 rankings for 2012?
3rd rank

Who soled over 1 crore of DLF shares to 9 other promoter entities?
Pia Singh

Where in India Sufi and Mystic Music festival is scheduled to be held on 12th December 2012?
Raipur

Where in India cloud-connected eHealth centre would be established?
Kaithal district of Haryana

Name the Russian opera singer, the widow of Mastisalv Rostropovich ho is known for her interpretations of great opera roles died recently.
Galina Vishnevskaya

GK updates December 2012

Who has begun indefinite fast in Haridwar to protest against resumption of quarrying and stone crushing in sensitive areas close to Ganga?
Swami Poornanad Sarswati

What is the theme for the celebration of 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda given by Arunachal Pradesh?
Wake up Bharat! Enlighten the World

Wipro recently sold its Sunflower Vanaspati brand to which US food processing company?
Cargill

Which 2 cities in Punjab would have trade centers within 2 years span?
Amritsar and Mohali

Name the Japanese vehicle manufacturer who launched its production in Veerapanenigudem, Vijayawada exactly 24 months after the foundation stone was laid for the project.
Kyokuto Kaihastsu Kogyo Company Limited

Sample question and answers for IBPS clerk exam 2012-13

How many courts is Indian Government planning to setup at the taluk level to save rural people the trouble of having to travel to district headquarters?
2,500 courts

Name the party launched by former Chief Minister of Karnataka B.S.Yeddyurappa in Karnataka.
Karnataka Janata Party

Which Indian state accepted the (MAP policy) medicinal and aromatic plants policy draft?
Arunachal Pradesh

Name the British astronomer and broadcaster who hosted the show The Sky at Night on BBC television who died at his home in Selsey.
Sir Patrick Moore

Where in India solar-powered bus shelters under the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme was opened recently?
Tiruchi or Tiruchy

Who won the National championship title at the MRF National Supercross Championship held at Kalamassery, India?
Veer Patel

Cricket T20 2012 for Blind in Bangalore, December 2012 GK updates

Which country won the T20 cricket for blind held in Bangalore at the Aditya Global Sports ground?
Pakistan

After the success of Japanese firm Neemrana which Asian country is planning to setup manufacturing zone in Rajasthan?
South Korea

Which bank has sanctioned Rs.2,354.40 crore for road renovation and re-construction of 19 road networks in Chhattisgarh?
Asian Development Bank

Where in Andhra Pradesh a nuclear power plant with 6 light weight nuclear reactors 1000 MW capacity each would be setup?
Srikakulam

Name the French island, a vacation destination which is hit by violent attacks.
Corsica

Which place in Karnataka could be called India's 'tender coconut capital'?
Maddur