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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) enthusiasm
iii) sudden turn
iv) evasion

14. ominous

i) unpleasant
ii) threatening
iii) untrue
iv) serious

15.…

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
ii) white fine old
iii) fine old white
iv) fine white old

9. I…

Top 10 richest Indians

Forbes India's richest 2009 list

RankNameNetworth ($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

RankNameNetworth ($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 'new' IPL teams…

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 Hyundai Motors starting Nov…

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 centralised billing provider)

Q.Who were the…

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 Player did transcend launch?
MP330

What…

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?
Mt.Everest

Who are in race to b…

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 lecturer charging RM 6,000/hr

Wh…

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 Safin

Which German goal-keeper who was all …

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 CEO of Hyundai Motors starting Nov…

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 technology business of Humboldt Wedag …
'Jay Hind!' world's 1st Internet TV show viewed 12 million times in just 3 months