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Current Affairs October 2010 - 4

Award India-based documentary directed by Kim Longinotto's ' Pink Saris ' wins at Abu Dhabi Film Festival, the director says the prize money will be used to help the girls who featured in the film Ratan Tata conferred the prestigious ' Legend in Leadership Award ' at the 64th Yale CEO Leadership Summit by Yale University President Richard C Levin Tendulkar has been honoured ' Lebara People's Choice ' award by Ratheesan Yoganathan, CEO Lebara at the inaugural Asian Awards in UK Books Manju Kapur's 'The Immigrant', Neel Mukherjee's 'A Life Apart' and Amit Chaudhuri's 'The Immortals' have been shortlisted for $50,000 literary prize Business GM India to come out with eletric car next year R-Power awards Rs.10,000 crore order to GE Maruti plans to add 1,500 service outlets by 2015 B.M.Munjal family, owners of the Indian promoters stake in Hore Honda, will be officially known as the Hero Group with a

ESPNcricinfo's all-time Test World XI

The World XI Jack Hobbs, Len Hutton, Don Bradman, Sachin Tendulkar, Viv Richards, Garry Sobers, Adam Gilchrist, Malcolm Marshall, Shane Warne, Wasim Akram, Dennis Lillee The Second XI Sunil Gavaskar, Barry Richards, George Headley, Brain Lara, Wally Harmmond, Imran Khan, Alan Knott, Bill O'Reilly, Fred Trueman, Muttiah Muralitharan, SF Barnes Readers'XI Sunil Gavaskar, Virendra Sehwag, Don Bradman, Sachin Tendulkar, Brain Lara, Garry Sobers, Adam Gilchrist, Shane Warne, Wasim Akram, Muttiah Muralitharan, Glenn McGrath

Choose the appropriate word - 8

I am interested ____ some other job i) about ii) in iii) on iv) for ______ you apologise, I shall punish you. i) Till ii) Untill iii) Unless iv) None of these The dog has been _____ by the car i) run for ii) run into iii) run out iv) run over Vasant _____ to meet Arvind on the street i) happened ii) has not iii) like iv) happen What is the time ____ your watch. i) at ii) in iii) by iv) on He talks as if he ___ a fool i) is ii) was iii) were iv) has been Some of the luggage ____ not yet arrived i) are ii) have iii) is iv) has There is not much difference _____ you and me i) between ii) among iii) for iv) in He ______ since morning i) will be playing ii) has played iii) is playing iv) has been playing One of the _____ injured i) players was ii) player was ii) players are iv) players were

Geography - 5

Which one of the following ports was developed first after independence? i) Marmugao ii) Tuticorin iii) Paradip iv) Kandla Which one of the following is the youngest folded mountain range in India? i) Western Ghats ii) Himalayas iii) Eastern Ghats iv) Aravalli Hills Rajasthan remains dry during South-West Monsoon because of i) anti-cyclonic circulation ii) spread of sand dunes iii) lack of vegetation iv) none of these Where are the Udaigiri Caves located? i) Ahmed Nagar ii) Near Hampi in Karnataka iii) Orissa iv) Near Aurangabad Which one of the following rivers flows through Maharashtra and Gujarat? i) Tapti ii) Godavari iii) Sabarmati iv) Mahi The Hundroo falls are formed on i) The Kaveri ii) The Subamarehka iii) The Indravati iv) None of these The process of disintegration of rocks without changing their chemical composition is i) Oxidation ii) Exfoliation iii) Hydration iv) Carbonation Which part of India is closest to Indonesia? i) Andaman and Nicobar Islands ii) Mi

57th National Awards

Best Feature Film: Kutty Srank (Malayalam) Best Actor: Amitabh Bachchan for Paa Best Actress: Ananya Chatterjee for Abohoman 57th National Awards

Current Affairs October 2010 - 3

Award/Prize Indian Women journalists (Rumni Ghosh with Best Reporting in Hindi award,Preethi Nagaraj with Best Reporting in English award and Bornali Boruah for Best Reporting in Other regional Languages,Assamese) to receive the 10th annual Sarojini Naidu Prize for Best Reporting on women and Panchayat Raj in an event held by The Hunger Project, a New-York based nonprofit organisation Hari Prasad Vemuru , a jailed Indian e-voting researcher wins 2010 Pioneer Awards of Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) at San Francisco. Vemuru has been released on bail after being imprisoned for his security work in India, is a researcher who recently revealed security flaws in India's paperless electronic voting machines Business Indian jet deal to could create 27,000 jobs in US Insurance products could now be distributed with IRDA at post offices across India Intel invests $8 billion, to create jobs up to 8,000 Dheeraj Hinduja(3rd generation Hinduja) replaces RJ Shahaney at

ET Retail Awards 2010

Sanjeev Aga, MD, Idea Cellular Sam Ghosh, CEO, Reliance Capital Amitabh Chaudhry, MD and CEO, HDFC Standard Life Insurance Saroj Datta, Executive Director, Jet Airways Ajay Srinivasan, CEO, Aditya Birla Financial Services Neeraj Swaroop, CEO, Standard Chartered bank Partho Das Gupta, Excutive Director, Aurora Comms

Asia's Top 10 restaurants as per The Miele Guide

Iggy's Singapore L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon Hong Kong, China Robuchon a Galera Macau, China Jaan par Andre Singapore Antonio's Cative, Phillippines Mozaic Bali, Indonesia Zuma Hong Kong, China Cilantro Restaurant and Wine bar Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon Tokyo, Japan Caprice Hong Kong, China

Numerical Ability - 12

24 + (41 * 42) = ? i) 1872 ii) 1800 iii) 1679 iv) None of these The population of a town increased from 4000 to 6000. Find the percentage of increase. i) 20% ii) 50% iii) 40% iv) 30% Mr.C is now x-10 years old. How old will Mr.C be 10 years from now? i) x ii) x + 20 iii) x + 10 iv) x - 20 When 75% of a number is added to 75, the result is the number again. Find the number. i) 250 ii) 300 iii) 350 iv) 200 0.1 * 0.01 * 0.001 = ? i) 0.001 ii) 0.1 iii) 0.0001 iv) None of these 3.92/0.8 = ? i) 0.044 ii) 0.4 iii) 0.44 iv) None of these How many litres of water can be stored in a hemisphere of radius 10.5 dm? i) 2456.5 lit ii) 3465 lit iii) 3425 lit iv) 2425.5 lit If a tray contains 6 red socks and 4 blue socks, what is the probability that 2 socks, picked will be red? i) 1/3 ii) 2/5 iii) 4/15 iv) 2/15

General Knowledge for School Kids - 11

Which of the following sport-term 'pairs' is not correct? i) Basketball - dribble ii) Tennis - deuce iii) Cricket - service iv) Boxing - knockout Lords and Wimbledon are located in i) Sydney ii) Port of Spain iii) Melbourne iv) London Sticks, short corner and hat trick are the terms associated with i) badminton ii) hockey iii) cricket iv) foot ball With which game are the terms free kick, dribble and throw are associated? i) Volleyball ii) Hockey iii) Basketball iv) Football Who among the following is well known for snooker? i) Geet Sethi ii) Carl Lewis iii) Maradona iv) Saina Nehwal Which of the following 'sport-arena' pairs is incorrect? i) boxing-ring ii) tennis-court iii) wrestling-pitch iv) golf-link Which of the following is associated with the National Football championship? i) Durand Cup ii) D.C.M Trophy iii) Rangaswamy Trophy iv) Santosh Trophy Which of the following is not associated with cricket? i) Aga Khan Trophy ii) Duleep Trophy iii) Ranji

Choose the appropriate word - 7

One who has good taste of food and enjoys it i) stoic ii) curator iii) gourmet iv) parasite A speech delivered without any previous preparation i) empire ii) extempore iii) maiden iv) debate Not suitable to be eaten i) inept ii) infernal iii) inexorable iv) inedible One who fully depends on others i) Martyr ii) Novice iii) parasite iv) precipice The room where dead bodies are often kept for postmortem i) mortuary ii) matinee iii) obituary iv) oblique Loathe i) fate ii) emotionless iii) dislike iv) afraid Sleuth i) policemen ii) detective iii) decoit iv) officer Zing i) enthusiasm ii) happy iii) overactive iv) politeness Boon i) oblige ii) improve iii) helpful iv) favour Original i) beginning ii) not false iii) not old iv) inventive

Books and Authors - 2

A brief history of time Stephen Hawking Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain Born free Abdul Fazal Business @ speed of thought Bill Gates Emma Jane Austen India wins Freedom Abdul Kalam Azad Kim Rudyard Kipling Man eaters of Kumaon Jim Corbett Moon Walk Michael Jackson Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw Wings of Fire A.P.J.Abdul Kalam Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte

Science Quiz - 9

Pyrometers are used to measure i) temperature ii) altitudes iii) humidity iv) depth The fourth dimension in Physics was introduced by i) Neil Bohr ii) Einstein iii) Galileo iv) Newton The hormone insulin which is used in treating diabetes was discovered by: i) Brown ii) Hooke iii) F.G.Banting iv) Schleiden and Schwann In Pathology, excess of white corpuscles in the blood is called: i) Anaemia ii) Anoxia iii) Septicemia iv) Leukaemia The molten material found inside the earth is called: i) Obsidian ii) Lava iii) Basalt iv) None of these Cholesterol is a: i) derivative of chloroform ii) chromium salt iii) type of chlorophyll iv) fatty alcohol found in animal fat Black hole: i) absorbs all radiation that fall on it ii) does not emit any radiation iii) is an imaginary concept iv) convert UV radiation to infra red Nitrogen fixing bacteria present in the nodules of the roots of leguminous plants are: i) symbiotic ii) parasitic iii) saprophytic iv) protolithic Marble i) an ign

Current Affairs October 2010 - 2

Business Singh brothers to purchase 5 units of Hong Kong-listed Quality Healthcare Asia(QHA) for HK$1,541 million (approx. Rs.882 crore) Alcatel-Lucent opens regional delivery center(RDC) in Bangalore to manage, operate and maintain multi-vendor fixed and mobile telecommunications networks based in India or anywhere around the world India's (EXIM)Export-Import Bank has secured a $150 million International loan to help expand Indian exports to Africa Tata-DoCoMo to launch 3G services in November acorss 9 cities - Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh(West), Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh People Vikram Singh Mehta , Chairman of Shell Companies in India to receive the Asian Business Leader Award(leadership and contribution of business in Asia) in London Other recipients of the awards are Stephen Green , Britian's trade minister and ex-chairman of HSBC and Jack Ma , Chairman and CEO of Alibaba group Tamim Iqbal named Wisden Test

Constitution of India - 3

All ministers at the centre are appointed by i) The Prime Minister ii) Home Minister ii) The Vice-President iv) The President State Governors hold office i) During the pleasure of Chief Minister ii) During the pleasure of President iii) For a fixed and unalterable term iv) During good behaviour The Attorney General of India is appointed by i) The Vice President ii) The President iii) Chief Justice of India iv) The Prime Minister Provision of employment to all comes under i) Fundamental Rights ii) Fundamental Duties iii) Directive Principles of State Policy iv) None of these The Finance commission is appointed every i) 4 years ii) 2 years iii) 3 years iv) 5 years The Election Commission is constituted i) every 10 years ii) every 5 years iii) every 6 years iv) it is a permanent constitutional body Who can participate in the business of Parliament without being a member? i) Solicitor General ii) Chief Justice iii) Vice-President iv) Attorney General The Governor of a State i

Dainik Bhaskar India Pride Awards 2010 - 2nd Edition

State Awards Agriculture  (includes irrigation) Rajasthan Co-operative Dairy Federation Ltd. Gold Electricity and Power Rajasthan Rajya Vidhyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd. Gold Electricity and Power Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd Silver Infrastructure Development Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation Ltd. Gold Infrastructure Development Mumbai  Railways Vikas Corporation Ltd. Silver Corporate Social Responsibility Mumbai Raiways Vikas Corporation Ltd. Gold Corporate Social Responsibility NHDC Ltd. Silver Special Awards Best Service Brand in PSUs IOCL Gold Business Bhaskar Growth Leader BHEL Gold Best Consumer connect IT Union Bank of India Gold Editor's Award for Inclusive Growth Punjab National Bank Gold Chairman's Award for Financial Catalyst Power Finance Corporation Ltd. Gold Emerging PSU Rajasthan Housing Board Gold

Dainik Bhaskar India Pride Awards 2010 - 2nd Edition

Life time achievement award in PSU was awarded to OP Bhatt, Chairman, SBI Center Awards Consumer Industry Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. Gold Non Financial Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd. Gold Banks State Bank of India Gold Banks Bank of Baroda Silver Energy and Power Coal India Ltd. Gold Heavy Industries Bharat Electronics Ltd. Gold Metal and Minerals and Trade including Mining Steel Authority of India Ltd. Gold Metal and Minerals and Trade including Mining National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd. Silver Oil and Gas Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. Gold Oil and Gas Oil India Ltd. Silver Transport The Shipping Corporation India Ltd. Gold Transport IRCON International Ltd. Silver Infrastructure Development RITES Ltd. Gold Corporate Social Responsibility Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. Gold Corporate Social Responsibility Coal India Ltd. Silver India Image Enhancement/ creating a global brand Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. Gold Life Time Achie

Nobel Prize 2010

Nobel Prize Winners in Physics Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov Nobel Prize Winners in Chemistry Richard F. Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki Nobel Prize Winners in Medicine Robert G.Edwards Nobel Prize Winners in Literature Mario Vargas Liosa Nobel Peace Prize Liu Xiaobo Nobel Prize Winners in Economic Sciences Peter A. Diamond, Dale T.Mortensen and Christopher A. Pissarides

Current Affairs October 2010

Awards Scientists of Indian Institute of Chemical Technology(IICT) have received awards from the Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India(OPPI). Dr.G.V.M.Sharma has been awarded OPPI Scientist of the Year award - 2010 Dr.K.Suresh Babu and Dr.N.Shankariah has been awarded the Young Scientist Award 2010 Business Netbiscuits to offer its customers with apps made for Samsung's OS-Bada Huawei to setup $500 Million unit near Chennai Google acquires mobile typing startup BlindType Honda Siel Cars India launched 'Variant' priced at Rs.9.53lakh and Rs.10.25lakh TalentSprint and Maveric Systems have jointly launched an advanced learning centre to impart training in non-functional testing space NABARD has launched a SMS-based crop advisory and information service ( SMS Service: to farmers providing personalised and customised agricultural information covering crop advisory services, market prices and weather forecast to maximise the productivity an

Business Quiz - 7

There is on General Law of Demand - the quantity demanded increases with a: i) Stable price ii) Increasing Utility iii) Fall in price iv) Rise in price India has least or nominal trade relations with which of the following countries? i) Japan ii) Uganda iii) Britain iv) South Africa By which bill does the Government propose collection of revenues for a year? i) Supplementary Bill ii) Finance Bill iii) Economic Bill iv) None of these Cheap money means : i) low rate of income ii) low level of saving iii) low rates of interest iv) None of these When too much money is chasing too few goods, the situation is : i) Recession ii) Inflation iii) Stagflation iv) Deflation 'Interest Rate Policy' is a component of : i) Monetary Policy ii) Direct Policy iii) Fiscal Policy iv) Trade Policy Which country owns, buys and consumes the most gold in the word? i) China ii) South Africa iii) India iv) USA Debenture-Holders of a company are its : i) workers ii) shareholders iii) debtors

GIREM Award 2010 - 3rd Edition

Global Initiative for Restructuring Environment and Management Leadership Award Person of the Year Jitendra Virwani Embassy Property Developments Ltd. Company of the Year Tata Housing Development Best Urban Development Project Jaypee Greens by Jaypee Group Architecture Firm of the Year RSP Design Consultants Engineering firm of the Year Synergy Property Development Services Real Estate Consultancy Firm of the Year Jones Lang Lasalle Property Consultants India Promising Future Company Mantri Developers Investor of the Year Red Fort Capital Advisors Real Estate Manager of the Year Rajesh Gandhi, Yes Bank Facility Manager of the Year Sridhar Ragavendra, Mphasis HP Best Mall of the Year Select City walk by Aarone Group

Economic Times Awards 2010

Business Leader of the Year Aditya Puri, MD, HDFC Bank Company of the Year L&T Emerging Company of the Year Cadila Healthcare Entrepreneur of the Year Narendra Murukumbi, MD, Shree Renuka Sugars Businesswoman of the Year Zia Mody, Co-founder, AZB and Partners Global Indian of the Year Nitin Nohria, dean, Harvard Business School Policy Change Agent of the Year Aruna Roy and Arvind Kerjiwal, founders, Parivartan Business Reformer of the Year Kapil Sibal, HRD Minister Lifetime Achievement Award R.C.BHargava, chairman, Maruti Suzuki

ICC ODI Team of the Year 2010 (in batting order)

Sachin Tendulkar (IND) Shane Watson (AUS) Michael Hussey (AUS) AB de Villiers (SA) Paul Collingwood (ENG) Ricky Ponting ( AUS, Captain ) M.S.Dhoni ( IND, Wicketkeeper ) Daniel Vettori (NZ) Stuart Broad (ENG) Doug Bollinger (AUS) Ryan Harris (AUS)

ICC LG Awards 2010

Cricketer of the Year (Winning the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy) Sachin Tendulkar (IND) Women's Cricketer of the Year Shelley Nitschke (AUS) Test Player of the Year Virender Sehwag (IND) ODI Player of the Year AB de Villiers (SA) Emerging Player of the Year Steven Finn (ENG) Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year Ryan ten Doeschate (NED) Twenty20 International Performance of the Year Brendon McCullum (NZ) Spirit of Cricket New Zealand Umpire of the Year (Winning the David Shepherd Trophy) Allem Dar

Mark the word opposite in meaning - 2

Callous i) sympathetic ii) hard iii) cruel iv) unkind Benign i) gentle ii) rough iii) serious iv) kind Candid i) true ii) vield iii) open iv) biased Brawny i) thin ii) weak iii) strong iv) fat Cede i) annexe ii) yield iii) secede iv) agree Banal i) old ii) interesting iii) common place iv) modern Cogent i) convincing ii) incoherent iii) believable iv) unbelievable Buxum i) bony ii) ugly iii) thin iv) plump Circuitous i) diametrical ii) short iii) straight iv) round about Blithe i) gay ii) lively iii) morose iv) depressed

Reasoning - 10

Drift : snow :: Dunes: ____ i) hill ii) rain iii) water iv) sand Pages : book :: Bones : ____ i) skull ii) body iii) calcium iv) skeleton Net : ball :: Hook : ____ i) handle ii) butterfly iii) fish iv) wire Shout : whisper :: Run : ____ i) hop ii) stand iii) walk iv) stay Win : triumph :: Lose : _____ i) battle ii) defeat iii) war iv) soldier Sun : energy :: Fire : ____ i) fossil fuel ii) hot iii) wood iv) heat Painter : picture :: Dancer : _____ i) artiste ii) dance iii) performance iv) mastery Audience : cinema :: Spectators : _____ i) school ii) match iii) orchestra iv) congregation Medicine : cures :: Book : ______ i) library ii) educates iii) racks iv) read Wax : candle :: Water vapour : ______ i) precipitation ii) rain iii) clouds iv) plastics

Epithets - 3

Lady with the lamp Florence Nightingale Land of Golden Fleece Australia Land of Morning Calm Korea Land of Five Rivers Punjab, India Land of Midnight Sun Norway Land of Maples Canada Land of Cakes Scotland Land of Golden Pagoda Myanmar Land of Thunderbolt Bhutan Land of White Elephants Thailand

Do it Yourself : General Awareness

The first metal to be used by man was i) Iron ii) Aluminium iii) Silver iv) Copper Which of the following is known rivers is known as 'Sorrow of Bengal'? i) Kosi ii) Gandak iii) Sone iv) Damodar Who was the first woman Governor of an Indian State? i) Sulochan Modi ii) Sushila Nayar iii) Sucheta Kriplani iv) Sarojini Naidu The Hirakud Project is on which of the following rivers i) Damodar ii) Kosi iii) Godavari iv) Mahanadi Which is the India's largest lake? i) Sambhar ii) Naini iii) Sishram iv) Chilka The largest irrigation canal in India is called the i) Sirhind Canal ii) Yamuna Canal iii) Upper Bari Doab Canal iv) Indira Gandhi Canal Tehri Dam Project is located in which of the following State? i) Haryana ii) Rajasthan iii) Madhya Pradesh iv) Uttaranchal The enzyme that is present in the saliva of man is i) Renin ii) Trypsin iii) Pepsin iv) Amylase Where does Chambal river originate from? i) Mhow ii) Bhind ii) Ujjain iv) Ratlam Blood cancer is otherwise called as

Current Affairs September 2010 - 5

Unique Identification(UID) Ranjana Sonawne. 782474317884, with this number becomes the first Indian to get UID Business Telecom services provider Aircel has entered into a partnership with Apollo Hospitals to provide interactive healthcare services on mobile phones Facebook and Skype plan tie-up Association of Technical Markets Analysts (ATMA) formally launched operations in India General Motors India launches captive LNG facility at its Haloi factory People Legendary singer, Lata Mangeshkar turns 81 Mukesh Ambani tops India rich list for 3rd consecutive time Symphony TV lifetime achievement award for Yesudas Sanjay Aggarwal has been appointed as CEO of Kingfisher Airlines Ranbir Singh Butola to head Indian Oil Corporation Dilip Shanghvi of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries acquires controlling stake in Israeli drug-maker Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Record CRH380A train sets new speed record of 416.6kms per hour(258.86 miles per hour) in China