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What in India lasts for 52 seconds? The National Anthem What relation is R.K.Laxman(cartoonist) to R.K.Narayan(novelist)? They are brothers With which Indian state the (colourful) art form pipli? Orissa Which Mughul emperor issued gold and silver coins bearing the signs of the Zodiac? Jahangir The Sansakar Kendra(Museum) in Ahmedabad is the only one of its kind in India. What is it? A kite museum The Nathula Pass connects Tibet with which Indian state? Sikkim What is common to Uni, Broad, Metre and Narrow? Railway track(gauges) sizes What fruit comes in the following varieties: Ratna, Neelam, Sindhu, Fernandin and Enugu Dutta? Mangoes During Worldwar II, which was the only part of India to be occupied by Japanese troops? Andaman and Nicobar Islands Which late Indian Prime Minister's birthday is celebrated on December 23 as Kisan Diwas? Charan Singh The largest fair in the world for the sale of which animal is held in Pushkar, Rajasthan? Camel

Events 2010

EVENT NAME MONTH & DATE ICC Under - 19 World Cup 2009/10 January15th to 30th Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games February12th to 28th Indian Premier League March 12th to April 25th Vancouver 2010 Paralympic March 12th to 21st FIFA World Cup at South Africa June 11th to July 11th Wimbledon 2010 June 21st to July 4th XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 October 3rd to October 14th

2009 - A rewind

Slumdog Millionaire wins 8(eight) Oscars Satyam scam surfaces amounting to Rs.7,136 crore Tech Mahindra acquires Satyam for $578million, renames Mahindra Satyam Barack Obama becomes US President India born V.Ramakrishnan shares Nobel Prize in Chemistry Homosexuality is legalized in India Tendulkar completes 20 years of international cricket World leaders pledge $1.1 trillion help for emerging economies at the G20 London summit CBI raids the Department of Telecom, alleging a Rs.20,000 crore fraud in spectrum allocation Suzlon Energy acquires Hansen Group for $565 million Bharti Wal-Mart opens its first Indian cash and carry outlet in Amritsar Bandra-Worli sea link, a 5.6km road across the Arabian Sea opens in Mumbai Telecom subscriber base crosses 500 million mark Facebook becomes the biggest social networking site with more than 300 million users H1N1 flu makes its ground in March in Mexico, (WHO)World Health Organisation declares it as a pandemic Parliament gets largest

One-word Subsitute - 2

One who looks up the world as his - Cognomen Not bearing upon the matter in hand - Irrelevant Murder of one man by another - Homicide Incapable of being heard - Illegible Incapable of being read - Inaudible A decision upon which one cannot go back - Irrevocable A speech delivered on the spur of the moment - Somnambulist A round-about way of expressing oneself - Circumlocution Words having the opposite meaning - Antonyms A general pardon granted to criminals - Amnesty

Famous Name

Chinese scholar who studied in Nalanda University - Hiuen Tsang First President of the Indian National Congress - W.C.Banerjee Author of Gitanjali - Rabindranath Tagore First Indian woman to cross the English Channel - Arati (Saha) Gupta First person to be awarded Bharat Ratna posthumously - Lal Bahadur Shastri First recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalike Award - Devika Rani Roerich India's first cosmonaut - Rakesh Sharma Sarvodaya leader popularly known as Loknayak - Jayaprakash Narayan First lady of the Indian screen - Nargis Dutt Nghtingale of India - Sarojini Naidu

Famous Books - Famous Authors

A Passage to India E.M.Foster A Week with Gandhi Louis Fischer Ain-i-Akbari Abdul Fazal Anand Math Bankin Chandra Arthashastra Kautilya Bhagvad Gita Ved Vyas Broken Wing Sarojini Naidu Coolie Mulk Raj Anand Discovery of India Jawaharlal Nehru Ganadevata Tara Shanker Bandopodhyaya

Famous Indians

M.S.Subbulakshmi Carnatic Vocalist who won Magassassy Award 1974 Dr.Salim Ali Ornithologist Swami Vivekananda Established Ramakrishna Mission Hargobind Khurana Indian-born scientist, winner of Nobel Prize JagdishChandraBose Scientist who worked on the responses of plants Baba Amte Created 'Anandvan' for lepers Bachendri Pal First Indian woman to climb Mt.Everest Vijayapat Singhania Broke a world record in flying microlight aircraft Sir Jamsetji Tata Built the first modern steel plant Rakesh Sharma India's only astronaut M.N.Roy Great Revolutionary and a Leninist Todar Mal One of the 'nine gems' of Akbar's court MaqboolFidaHussain Painter of world repute AcharyaVinodaBhave Social Crusader

Interesting Facts - 4

Dogs sweat through their paws Cat gut comes from sheep Ants and termites have been known to burrow to a depth of 80 feet in search of water Turtles have no teeth The African elephant always sleeps standing up The gestation period of a rhinoceros is 560 days There are more than 600 muscles in our muscular system The complete skin covering of our body measures about 20 square feet There is no soda in soda water There are atleast 100,000 stars in the milky way The entire contents of the first gramophone record was : Mary had a little lamb

Top 12 CEO exisits of the year 2009

Subramaniam Ramadorai TCS Deepak Parekh HDFC (will be stepping down Jan 2010) Ramani Ayer Hartford Financial Services Rick Wagoner General Motors Alvaro de Molina GMAC Edward Liddy AIG David Moffet Freddie Mac Herbert Allison Freddie Mac's partnering company Fannie Mae Bernard Poussot Wyeth Fred Hassan Merck and Co John Thain Merril Lynch Harry Styli Sequenom

Numerical Ability

If 12 girls can earn Rs.2,400 in 5 days, then how many girls can earn Rs.4,200 in 21 days? i) 105 girls ii) 101 girls iii) 12 girls iv) 5 girls The least perfect square number which is divisible by 3,4,5,6 and 8 is i) 700 ii) 1100 iii) 3600 iv) 1500 A woman has Rs.480 in the denomination of one-rupee notes, five-rupee notes and ten-rupee notes. The number of notes are equal. What is the total number of notes? i) 50 ii) 70 iii) 90 iv) 60 In an organisation, 40% of the employees are matriculates, 50% of the remaining are graduates and remaining 180 are post-graduates. How many employees are graduates? i) 360 ii) 120 iii) 180 iv) 240 By selling an article for Rs.240, a woman incurs a loss of 10%. At what price should she sell it so as to make a profit of 20% i) 320 ii) 288 iii) 262 iv) 310 The cost price of two dozen bananas is Rs.32. After selling 18 bananas at the rate of Rs.12 per dozen, the shopkeeper reduced the rate as Rs.4 per dozen. The percentage loss is i) 21.2%

Unknown Facts

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out A snail can sleep for three years All polar bears are left handed Butterflies taste with their feet Elephants are the only animals that can't jump In the last 4000 years , no new animals have been domesticated On average, people fear spiders more than they do death The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky Horse Statue in a Park If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes

Interesting Facts - 3

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history Spades - King David Clubs - Alexander the Great Hearts – Charlemagne Diamonds - Julius Caesar Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination' and 'bump' The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language The most common name in the world is Mohammed

Interesting Facts - 2

Q: What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common? A: All invented by women The electric chair was invented by a dentist Coca-Cola was originally green The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue Women blink nearly twice as much as men!! You can't kill yourself by holding your breath It is impossible to lick your elbow The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in one's ear by 700 times Like fingerprints , everyone's tongue print is different Most lipstick contains fish scales People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond Sneezing too hard could result a rib fracture . If one tries to suppress a sneeze it can rupture a blood vessel in the head or neck and die

Interesting Facts

MOPED is the short term for 'Motorized Pedaling' POP MUSIC is 'Popular Music' shortened BUS is the short term for 'Omnibus' that means everybody FORTNIGHT comes from 'Fourteen Nights' (Two Weeks) DRAWING ROOM was actually a 'withdrawing room' where people withdrew after Dinner. Later the prefix 'with' was dropped NEWS refers to information from Four directions N, E, W and S AG-MARK , which some products bear, stems from 'Agricultural Marketing' JOURNAL is a diary that tells about 'Journey for a day' during each Day's business QUEUE comes from 'Queen's Quest'. Long back a long row of people as waiting to see the Queen. Someone made the comment Queen's Quest TIPS come from 'To Insure Prompt Service'. In olden days to get Prompt service from servants in an inn, travelers used to drop coins in a Box on which was written 'To Insure Prompt Service'. This gave rise to the cust

One-word Substitutes

Alias A name taken by a person, which is not his/her real name Versatile Easily able to tackle new tasks or occupations Recipe Directions for preparing certain dishes, sweetmeats, etc. Memorise To commit to memory Sinecure A job for which one is paid, but which has no duties attached to it Playwright One who writes plays or dramas Dialogue A conversation between two persons or a piece of written work in conversational form Inimitable That which cannot be imitated Inaudible That which cannot be heard Patriotism Love of one's own country Invigilator One who watches over students taking an examination Post-mortem The examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death Panacea A cure for all diseases Plutocracy A government by the wealthy Politics The science and art of government Teetotaller One who abstains from alcoholic drinks Ambidexterous One who can use both hands equally well Somnambulist One who walks in sleep Novice One new to anything

Abbreviations -3

AIIMS - All India Institute of Medical Sciences APPLE - Ariane Paasenger Payload Experiment B.Com - Bachelor of Commerce BDO - Block Development Officer B.Pharm - Bachelor of Pharmacy C-in-C - Commander-in-Chief EEC - European Economic Community etc. - et cetera (and the rest) SPCA - Society for Prevention of Cruelty of Animals IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency SAI - Sports Authority of India NSS - National Service Scheme OIGS - On India Government Service SSC - Staff Selection Commission VCR - Video Cassette Recorder

Chemical Symbols

Ag Silver Al Aluminium Ar Argon Au Gold B Boron Br Bromine C Carbon Ca Calcium Cl Chlorine Co Cobalt Cu Copper F Fluorine Fe Iron He Helium Hg Mercury I Iodine K Potassium Mg Magnesium N Nitrogen Na Sodium Ne Neon O Oxygen P Phosphorus Pb Lead S Sulphur

Old Names and New Names (India)

Bombay Province Maharashtra Conjeevaram Kanchipuram Cocanada Kakinada Darjeeling Darjiling Gulf of Cambay Gulf of Khambat Gulf of Manar Gulf of Mannar Kistna River Krishna River Laccadive Islands Lakshadweep Masulipatnam Machiliptnam Nander Nanded Pygmalion Point Indria Point River Jumna River Jamuna Tanjore Thanjavur Travancore (State) Kerala The Rann of Cutch The Rann of Kachchh United Provinces Uttar Pradesh

Abbreviations -2

ASEAN - Association of Souteast Asian Nations ECGC - Export Credit Guarantee Corporation DFSA - Dubai Financial Services Authority FTA - Free Trade Agreement IMD - India Meteorological Department IPL - Indian Premier League RINL - Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited AMFI - Association of Mutual Funds in India ITIR - Information Technology Investment Region SIMA - Southern India Mills Association KIADB - Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board DGCA - Directorate-General of Civil Aviation BPO - Business Process Outsourcing KPO - Knowledge Process Outsourcing LPO - Legal Process outsourcing RPO - Recruitment Process Outsourcing CCEA - Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs KSITI - Kerala State Information Technology Infrastructure STPI - Software Technology Park of India FIEO - Federation of Indian Export Organisations CII - Confederation of Indian Industry APEC - Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation IICT - Indian Institute of Chemical Technology FCI - Food Corporation of India CII - Confed

Abbreviations -1

AAPSO - Afro-Asian People's Solidarity Organization ACC - Associated Cement Companies AHQ - Air Headquarters or Army Headquarters ARC - Administrative Reforms Commission ARDC - Agricultural Refinance and Development Corporation ASCI - Administrative Staff College of India BCG - Bacillus Calmette Guerine BIFR - Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction CARE - Co-operative for American Relief Everywhere CDP - Community Development Programme CORE - Congress of Racial Equality ESIS - Employees State Insurance Scheme FRCP - Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians FRCS - Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons FRS - Fellow of the Royal Society GMT - Greenwich Mean Time HMI - Himalayan Mountaineering Institute IARI - Indian Agricultural Research Institute IAMC - Indian Army Medical Corps IATA - International Air Transport Association LPG - Liquid Petroleum Gas NRSA - National Remote Sensing Agency NIRD - National Institute of Rural Development OIGS - On Indian Government Servic

Birds

Rearest of Indian birds Megapodes Largest Indian bird Sarus Crane Fastest Flying bird Alpine Spine Tailed Swift Smallest bird of all Bee Humming bird Fastest running bird Ostrich Heaviest flying bird Kori Bustard Bird making the largest nest Bald Eagle Living bird with largest wing-soan measurement Wandering Albatross Largest domesticated bird Plumed Guineafowl Bird with longest feathers Long Tailed Fowl Largest bird of prey in the world Andean Condor Longest living bird European Eagle owl

Hill Stations across India

Kurseong West Bengal Matheran Maharastra Nandi Hills Karnataka Horsley Hill Andra Pradesh Panchmarhi Madhya Pradesh Mount Abu Rajasthan Chakrata Uttar Pradesh Manali Himachal Pradesh Yercaud Tamil Nadu Haflong Assam

Lakes in India

1. Where is Lake Chilka? i) near bhopal in madhya pradesh ii) near pune in maharashtra iii) near srinagar in kashmir iv) near puri in orissa 2. Around which lake is the famous hill station Nainital built? i) Naina ii) Bhimtal iii) Naini iv) Naukuchiatal 3. Which is the famous fresh water lake formed by the river Jhelum? i) Wular ii) Dal iii) Fateh Sagar iv) Mool Sagar 4. In which state is the famous Loktak Lake? i) Nagaland ii) Tripura iii) Manipur iv) West Bengal 5. Name the lake which the Bakra Dam has created. i) Gobind Sagar ii) Badhkal iii) Koilana iv) Nakki 6. Where is the famous Pichola Lake situated? i) Jaipur ii) Imphal iii) Udaipur iv) Simla 7. Which is the largest artifical lake in India? i) Rajamanda ii) Anna Sagar iii) Nagarjunasagar iv) Chilka 8. Which lake in India is famous for its floating island? i) Loktak Lake ii) Siliserh iii) Karnal Lake iv) Sukhna Lake 9. Where is the ward Lake? i) Kodaikanal ii) Udagaman

Branches of Science

Argyrothecology moneyboxes Alogology seaweeds Cartology maps Colepterology beetles Desmology ligaments Exobiology life on other planets Herpotology reptiles Ktenology putting to death Pedology soils Pomology fruits Oology birds eggs Nephology clouds Nephrology kidneys Otology ears Metrology weights&measures Xylology structure of wood

Mental Ability

1. What is 40% of 1800 i) 720 ii) 810 iii) 900 iv) 780 2. 2/3 of 270 is i) 50 ii) 70 iii) 120 iv) 180 3. How is 1/3 expressed in percentage i) 33.33% ii) 53.33% iii) 33.35% iv) 35.66% 4. Square root of 729 is i) 25 ii) 27 iii) 28 iv) 29 5. 16% of 6000 is i) 880 ii) 930 iii) 960 iv) 941 6. 5/8 of 720 is i) 440 ii) 400 iii) 500 iv) 450 7. 7.5% of Rs.40.00 is i) 2.35 ii) 2.75 iii) 3.00 iv) 2.85 8. 3/18 of 900 is i) 100 ii) 75 iii) 145 iv) 150 9. If 3*2=94; 5*3=259 then wht will 5*5 be equal to i) 2520 ii) 2526 iii) 2525 iv) none of these 10. If a+b=12; a-b=6 what is a*b? i) 25 ii) 27 iii) value unknown iv) 21

Human Biology

Fruit and Vegetable provide i) mineral salts and vitamins ii) protiens and carbohydrates iii) protien, minerals salts and vitamins iv) carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins Which of the following has the highest percentage of carbohydrates? i) sugar ii) rice iii) wheat flour iv) green gram Which one of the following dals is the most nutritious? i) mash ii) moong iii) massur iv) chana Tetanus is caused by i) a parasite ii) a virus iii) bacillus iv) microbes Leukaemia is i) whitening of skin ii) a form of leprosy iii) turnour in intestines iv) blood cancer What generally is the duration of smallpox? i) 21 days ii) 17 days iii) 11 days iv) 6 days How does bread become spongy? i) escape of water vapour ii) escape of carbon dioxide iii) decomposition of flour iv) fermentation of yeast Pasteurization of milk is done to i) increase the fat content ii) decrease the fat content iii) detect adulteration iv) destroy micro-organism To correct myopic vision, one should use i

HUMAN BIOLOGY

1. If hair on the human head is not kept clean and dry, one of the following can occur: i) Pimples ii) Boils iii) Ring Worm iv) Eczema 2. Which vitamin is found in green chillies? i) Vitamin A ii) Vitamin B iii) Vitamin C iv) Vitamin D 3. Common Cold is caused by i) bacteria ii) a virus iii) rhino viruses and those which cause influenza and infect glands iv) 30 different viruses called rhino viruses 4. Which vitamin is useful for healthy gums? i) Vitamin K ii) Vitamin C iii) Vitamin B1 iv) Vitamin B2 5. Deficiency of iron in the human diet causes i) goitre ii) rickets iii) scurvy iv) anaemia 6. Which vitamin is known as 'Sunshine' Vitamin? i) Vitamin A ii) Vitamin B iii) Vitamin C iv) Vitamin D 7. Which is most harmful to human life? i) Worms ii) Parasites iii) Virus iv) Fungi 8. The most important item in our diet is i) Proteins ii) Vitamins iii) Carbohydrates iv) Water 9. The food for building tissues in the body is i) Carbohydrates ii) Proteins iii)

Top 10 Dividend Payers in India

Rank Company Dividend Paid (Rs. Cr) 1 ONGC 6,844 2 NTPC 2,968 3 Reliance Industries 1,897 4 State Bank of India 1,841 5 Hindustan Unilever 1,635 6 ITC 1,397 7 TCS 1,370 8 Infosys Technologies 1,346 9 ICICI Bank 1,225 10 Tata Steel 1,169

India's Biggest Companies - Overall Ranking(Top 10)

Rank '09 Rank '08 Company/City Revenues Industry 1 1 Indian Oil, Delhi/NCR 290,946 Oil&Gas 2 2 Reliance Industries Mumbai 153,138 Oil&Gas 3 3 Tata Steel, Kolkata 147,595 Steel 4 4 BPCL, Mumbai 137,993 Oil&Gas 5 5 HPCL, Mumbai 129,979 Oil&Gas 6 7 State Bank of India, Mumbai 113,093 Banking 7 6 ONGC, Delhi/NCR 109,669 Oil&Gas 8 12 Tata Motors, Mumbai 71,738 Automobile 9 8 Hindalco Industries, Mumbai 63,313 Non-ferrous metals 10 9 ICICI Bank, Mumbai 64,153 Banking

Known Your Legal Terms

Affidavit - A statement on oath for use as evidence in judicial proceedings Power of Attorney - A document under seal authorising the person to whom it is given to act in all respects as the agent of the granter of the power in relation to matters specified in the documents Bail - The security given to affect the release of one arrested or imprisoned, on the understanding that he/she shall appear for trail at a fixed time and place. Certiorari - A writ to transfer a law suit from lower court to a higher court Code - A body of classified laws of regulations Court Martial - A military court to try persons under military laws Copyright - The exclusive right of an author on his literary or artistic work. It is vested with the author for a specific period of time Decree - The award or decision of court Exhibit - A legal document or an object presented as proof Forgery - The act of falsely making or materially altering any writing with the intention to defraud. Also the act of cou

Mark the correct meaning

1. Womb i) ovum ii) gene iii) uterus iv) none of the above 2. Science of good births i) eugenics ii) heredity iii) genealogy iv) none of these 3. Out of time i) incongruous ii) anachronic iii) synchronic iv) mychronic 4. Study of diseases i) pathology ii) telepathy iii) antipathy iv) neopathy 5. Fond of company, friends, group activities, etc. i) apathetic ii) gregarious iii) chronological iv) socialism 6. Indifferent i) antipathetic ii) pathetic iii) apathetic iv) anpathetic 7. To be purposely confusing i) equivocate ii) obviate iii) prescribe iv) precise 8. To work to the disadvantage of i) malign ii) militate iii) placate iv) acetate 9. Lack of equality i) parity ii) disparity iii) ambiguity iv) partiality 10. Of doubtful conclusion i) equivocation ii) disparity iii) ambiguity iv) none of these 11. agile i) lively ii) stubborn iii) skilful iv) careful 12. prevalent i) dangerous ii) catching iii) widespread iv) fatal 13. verve i) impudence ii) ent

Choose the correct word or phrase

1. He left for Mumbai by the ______ train. i) half past eight ii) eight-thirty iii) eighty - thrity o' clock iv) thirty minutes past eight 2. Everyone wonders why you took such a risk. I wish that they would ______ i) stop to guess ii) stop in their guessing iii) stop guessing iv) stop from guessing 3. Can he swim? I don't think he knows ______ i) swimming ii) to swim iii) how to swim iv) how can he swim 4. We must leave right away, Oh don't be in _______ i) so hurry ii) such hurry iii) a such hurry iv) such a hurry 5. I ran quickly _______ late. i) not in order to be late ii) in order to be not iii) in order not to be iv) in order to not be 6. I'll come to meet you at the station in my car _____ you do not have to walk to my house. i) so that ii) in order iii) that iv) because 7. I cannot remember where _____ my coat i) I would have left ii) did I leave iii) left iv) was I made to leave 8. All the French _____ houses were sold. i) old fine white

Top 10 richest Indians

Forbes India's richest 2009 list Rank Name Networth ($million) 1 Mukesh Ambani 32000 2 Lakshmi Mittal 30000 3 Anil Ambani 17500 4 Azim Premji 14900 5 Shashi and Ravi Ruia 13600 6 Kushal Pal Singh 13500 7 Savitri Jindal 12000 8 Sunil Mittal 8200 9 Kumar Mangalam Birla 7800 10 Gautam Adani 6400

Forbes World's Billionaires 2009 top 10 list

World's Billionaires 2009 top 10 list Rank Name Networth ($Billion) 1 Bill Gates 40 2 Warren Buffet 37 3 Carlos Slim Helu & Family 35 4 Larry Ellison 22.50 5 Ingvar Kamprad & family 22 6 Karl Albrecht 21.50 7 Mukesh Ambani 19.5 8 Lakshmi Mittal 19.3 9 Theo Albrecht 18.8 10 Amancio Ortega 18.3

Current Affairs trivia November 2009

Which industry has become 3rd largest in the world in terms of volume, valued at over US $20 billion (Rs.1 lakh crore)? Indian Pharmaceutical Industry  Who has plans to build a museum in the memory of 26/11/2008 attack victims? Indian Railways When was Karnataka, Kerala and Andra Pradesh, three (3) states formed? 1st November Postage denomination of Rs.5 was released by Karnataka Government, to pay tribute to which veteran kannada actor? Dr.Rajkumar Which Euporean naiton celebrated the fall of Berlin Wall(20th Anniversary of its destruction)? Germans Which bank ties up with IIT Madras for sale of IIT JEE 2010 applications? Indian Bank Which world's fastest animal did World's fastest man Usain Bolt adopt? Cheetah and named it to be 'Lighting Bolt' Which Indian Tourism state has been declared as 'Poultry State'? Sikkim Which world's highest mountain has Chennai boy, Sandhosh Kumar is about to bid to climb in March 2010? Mt.Everest Who are in race to bid 'n

Business Quiz 2009

Who is the current CEO of HDFC? Keki Mistry Who is the current Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission? Srikumar Banerjee Who is the current Managing Director and Chief Executiv Officer of Catholic syrian Bank? Mr.V.P.Iswardas Who has been appointed as Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO)? K.Radhakrishnan Who has been appointed as Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre(VSSC)? P.S.Veeraraghavan Who is the president of Tata Communications? Sunil Joshi Who is the CEO of Mahindra Satyam? C.P.Gurnani Who has been appointed as Senior Vice President to Mahindra Satyam? Vijayanand Vadrevu Who is Intel's 5th CEO? Paul S Otellini Who has been appointed as CMD of Punjab National Bank with effect from 28th October 2009? K.R.Kamath Who succeeds Mr.V.Shyamsundar Managing Director of Durgapur Steel Plant of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) Pankaj Kumar Bajaj Who suceeded Mr.Ranjit Murugason as GMR International CEO? Mr.G.B.S Raju Who took will take over as MD and CEO of Hyun

Current Affairs 2009 Awards

Q. Which legendary playback singer was conferred with the Officer de la Ligion d'Honneur (Officer of the Legion of honour) medal, the highest French decoration? A: Lata Mangeshkar Q. Which Mini Ratna company of India has been awarded the trophy of 'First member 100 Million Tonne Club'? A: South Eastern Coalfields Limited(SECL) Q. Which company has been awarded IT exporter award for 2008-09 by STPI? A: Diya Systems(Mangalore) Q. Who has bagged the Ranbaxy Research Award 2008 in pharmaceuticals sciences? A:Dr.G.V.M.Sharma Deputy Director and Head of Organic III division at IICT Q. Who has been awarded the 3rd M.S.Swaminathan 'Best Agricultural Scientist Award'? A: Dr. Subramaniam Nagarajan Q. Which state's tourism has won the 'Best Domestic Tourism Board' award instituted by the Travel Agents Federation of India? A: Kerala Tourism Q. Which company won Red Herring 100 Asia Award for its technology magazine? A: SunTec(pricing and centra

Current Affairs Technology 2009

Q: Which company has been shortlisted by MTNL for 3G franchise? A: Virgin Mobile Q: Which is the newest model mobile phone launched by Nokia in India, priced at Rs.13,000? A: 6600i Q: Which is the newest model mobile phone launched by LG India, priced at Rs.22,000? A: Vx10000 Q: Which telecom major is offering per-sec-billing for roaming? A: Docomo Q: In which city did BSNL commercially launch its 3G mobile services? A: Chennai Which technology giant unveiled search by voice for Nokia users? Google Which telecom giant has planned to set 30,000 broadband kiosks in next 2 years on franchisee basis? BSNL Which 3 companies have joined hands to roll out WiMax Infrastructure using Intel's atom processor for HCL's nettops? BSNL,Intel and HCL Which battery manufacturer company was awarded "Best Telecom Equipment Manufacturer" for 2008-09 by BSNL under the category (VRLA) valve-regulated lead-acid batteries? Amara raja Batteries What model of Digital Music P

Current Affairs Entertainment 2009

Who will direct Kollywood actor Vijay's 51st film? Lingusamy Which movie franchise to go on auction block? Terminator Which duo are to co-host for the upcoming 82nd Academy Awards? Comedian Steve Martin and actor Alec Baldwin As a tribute, against which actor was a cyber memorial launched? Shankar Nag - shankarnag.in Amounting to what value was the 'King of POP', Micheal Jackson's painting sold? $812,000 at an auction in Los Angeles Which UK-based radio consultancy firm has launched its operations in India to provide consultancy services and training programs for radio station's presenters? United Radio Which entertainment major launched the official Michael Jackson mobile website? Sony Which bollywood actress passed away on her 51st Birthday after battling cancer for 3 years? Simple Kapadia

General Knowledge

Q: Which industry has become 3rd largest in the world in terms of volume, valued at over US $20 billion (Rs.1 lakh crore)? A: Indian Pharmaceutical Industry Q: Who has plans to build a museum in the memory of 26/11/2008 attack victims? A: Indian Railways When was Karnataka, Kerala and Andra Pradesh, three (3) states formed? 1st November Postage denomination of Rs.5 was released by Karnataka Government, to pay tribute to which veteran kannada actor? Dr.Rajkumar Which Euporean naiton celebrated the fall of Berlin Wall(20th Anniversary of its destruction)? Germans Which bank ties up with IIT Madras for sale of IIT JEE 2010 applications? Indian Bank Which world's fastest animal did World's fastest man Usain Bolt adopt? Cheetah and named it to be 'Lighting Bolt' Which Indian Tourism state has been declared as 'Poultry State'? Sikkim Which world's highest mountain has Chennai boy, Sandhosh Kumar is about to bid to climb in March 2010?

Current Affairs Science 2009

Who is also known as father of China's space technology and a rocket scientist? Qian Xuesen What is the name of the drug launched by Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd as an anti-tubercular drug? Risorine Which invention has been voted as the top scientific invention of the era? X-rays What was adopted to substitute Mircoscopes by U.C.L.A engineer? Cellphones Which Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) boys drew power and water from sewage through a bio cell(LOCUS)? IIT Kharagpur Which space shuttle did NASA launch in November 2009? Atlantis What chemical does the 2 white Dwarf (Earth-sized) heavely body in atmosphere contain? Oxygen(O2) Which car manufacturer is scheduled to role out CNG-run car next year? Fiat India

Current Affairs 2009 Records

Q: At what price did Micheal Jackson's golve was sold at an auction? A: $350,000 Q: Which state in India prepared World's largest 'Jalebi' A: Meghalaya (weighing 15kgs) Q: What is the name of the doctor residing at Hubli performed Sheershasana(an Aasana in Yoga) for 35mins in a bid to enter the 'Guinness Book of World Records'? A: Psychiatrist Dr.Vinod Kulkarni Q: Which company is all set to become world's largest-car-maker after Porsche took over? A: Volskwagen Who and at what age did Bulgaria's school girl became the world's youngest mother? Stacey Herald(2ft 4in tall) at the age of 11 has given birth for 3rd time Who became the youngest-ever swimmer to complete 10km Bermuda Round Swimathon? Swapnali Yadav is the 'Little Mermaid' in the world of swimming(1o years, 10 months and 13 days) At what age, who and from which country world's youngest CEO hails? 10-yr old Malay boy Adi Putra, is the CEO of two companies and a lectu

Sports 2009 - Current Affairs

Q: Which cricket has been named by Britain's Daily Telegraph as the Batsman of the decade ? A: Virender Sehwag Q: Which Australian Cricket Legend was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame? A: Bradman Q: Which Argentine racing driver will drive for Team USF1 in 2010 Formula 1 season? A: Jose Maria Lopez Where was the 3rd Asian Indoor Games held? Hanoi(Vietnam) Who won 2nd career WTA Champions Title? Serena Williams Who won 1st Abu Dhabi 2009 Grand Prix? Sebastian Vettel Which motor company did decide to pull out of Formula 1? Toyota Motor Which badminton sports personality held world No.6, for the week ending 8th November 2009? Saina Nehwal Which Formula 1 constructor's Chennai plant to be ready by Q1 next year? Renault-Nissan Who won over Federer in Swiss Indoor Title? Djokovic Which former heavyweight boxing champion was arrested for hitting a photographer at LAX? Mike Tyson Which Moscowian Tennis star retired after a defeat in Paris Masters 2009? Marat Sa

Events 2009

When was the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit held in New Delhi? Between 30th October to 31st October 2009 Who inaugurated 2-day Annual Economic Editor's Conference 2009 in the National Media Centre, New Delhi? Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Where and when was Technology Entertainment Design(TEDIndia) conference held? (Myisuru)Mysore from 4th to 7th November 2009 Where and when was 29th India International Trade Fair held? Delhi with 50,000 visitors in first two days(14th and 15th November 2009) When and by whom is IT summit in Kerala's Capital planned? December 10th and 11th 2009 by Confederation of Indian Industry(CII) When and were NIIT University formally launched? 15th November 2009 at Neemrana(Rajasthan) When will the 'India Corporate Week' be observed? 3rd week of December 2009 Which tourism company has teamed up with Kerala Tourism for shopping fest to be held from December 1st 2009? Mahindra and Mahindra

Who's Who....?

Who is the current CEO of HDFC? Keki Mistry Who is the current Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission? Srikumar Banerjee Who is the current Managing Director and Chief Executiv Officer of Catholic syrian Bank? Mr.V.P.Iswardas Who has been appointed as Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO)? K.Radhakrishnan Who has been appointed as Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre(VSSC)? P.S.Veeraraghavan Who is the president of Tata Communications? Sunil Joshi Who is the CEO of Mahindra Satyam? C.P.Gurnani Who has been appointed as Senior Vice President to Mahindra Satyam? Vijayanand Vadrevu Who is Intel's 5th CEO? Paul S Otellini Who has been appointed as CMD of Punjab National Bank with effect from 28th October 2009? K.R.Kamath Who succeeds Mr.V.Shyamsundar Managing Director of Durgapur Steel Plant of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) Pankaj Kumar Bajaj Who suceeded Mr.Ranjit Murugason as GMR International CEO? Mr.G.B.S Raju Who took will take over as MD and

Current Affairs World Economy 2009

What rank does India posses in the Legatum Prosperity Index ranking 2009? 45th rank What rank does India posses in the Per Capita GDP ranking among 104 countries in 2009 83rd Which company entered security market by launching security products? Wipro Which airline did Air India tie up for its MRO engine? Sharjah's Aerostar Who Business icon heads the rich list for the 5th consecutive year in South Africa? Lakshmi Mittal Which company bagged 68.97 billion rupees ($1.5billion) order from Maharashtra State Power Corporation? L&T Who won the Business person of the year award 2009 at the annual Islamic Finance Business Awards held in Johannesburg, South Africa? Asgar Mahomed Who sold 200 tones of gold to RBI? International Monetary Fund (IMF) Which single premium policy was launched by Life Insurance Corporation of India? Jeevan Nischay On what ratio basis did Gujarat NRE Minerals allot bonus share during the year 2009? 1:1 Which company acquired coal and mineral technolog