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Current Affairs October 2010 - 4


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


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


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 division of $4.2 billion

China b…

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

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) Mizoram iii) Tripura iv) West B…

Current Affairs October 2010 - 3


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


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 Ashok Leyland as $25 bil…

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

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
Hong Kong, China
Robuchon a Galera
Macau, China
Jaan par Andre
Cative, Phillippines
Bali, Indonesia
Hong Kong, China
Cilantro Restaurant
and Wine bar
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
Tokyo, Japan
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 Trophy iv) Prudential Cup

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

i) fate ii) emotionless iii) dislike iv) afraid

i) policemen ii) detective iii) decoit iv) officer

i) enthusiasm ii) happy iii) overactive iv) politeness

i) oblige ii) improve iii) helpful iv) favour

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
Jane Austen
India wins Freedom
Abdul Kalam Azad
Rudyard Kipling
Man eaters of Kumaon
Jim Corbett
Moon Walk
Michael Jackson
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

i) an igneous rock ii) sand stone iii) re…

Current Affairs October 2010 - 2


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


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 Player of the year

Vijay Mally…

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 is responsible for his acts …

Dainik Bhaskar India Pride Awards 2010 - 2nd Edition

State AwardsAgriculture (includes irrigation)
Rajasthan Co-operative DairyFederation Ltd.
Electricity and Power
Rajasthan Rajya Vidhyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd.
Electricity and Power
Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd
Infrastructure Development
Karnataka State Road Transport
Corporation Ltd.
Infrastructure Development
Mumbai  Railways Vikas Corporation Ltd.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Mumbai Raiways VikasCorporation Ltd.
Corporate Social Responsibility

Special AwardsBest Service Brand in PSUs
Business Bhaskar Growth Leader
Best Consumer connect ITUnion Bank of India
Editor's Award forInclusive Growth
Punjab National Bank
Chairman's Award for
Financial Catalyst
Power Finance Corporation Ltd.
Emerging PSU
Rajasthan Housing Board

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.
Non Financial
Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd.
State Bank of India
Bank of Baroda
Energy and Power
Coal India Ltd.
Heavy Industries
Bharat Electronics Ltd.
Metal and Minerals
and Trade including
Steel Authority of India Ltd.
Metal and Minerals
and Trade including
National Mineral Development
Corporation Ltd.Silver
Oil and Gas
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
Oil and Gas
Oil India Ltd.
The Shipping Corporation India Ltd.
IRCON International Ltd.
Infrastructure Development
Corporate Social Responsibility
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd.
Social Responsibility
Coal India Ltd.
India Image
Enhancement/creating a global brand
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.
Life Time Achievement Award
State Bank of India

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


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


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 and income of farmers)

Singapore Merc…

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 iv) creditors

Capital format…

GIREM Award 2010 - 3rd Edition

Global Initiative for Restructuring Environment and Management Leadership Award

Person of the Year
Jitendra Virwani
Property Developments Ltd.
Company of the Year
Tata Housing Development
Best Urban Development
Jaypee Greens by Jaypee Group
Architecture Firm of the Year
RSP Design Consultants
Engineering firm of the Year
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
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 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

i) sympathetic ii) hard iii) cruel iv) unkind

i) gentle ii) rough iii) serious iv) kind

i) true ii) vield iii) open iv) biased

i) thin ii) weak iii) strong iv) fat

i) annexe ii) yield iii) secede iv) agree

i) old ii) interesting iii) common place iv) modern

i) convincing ii) incoherent iii) believable iv) unbelievable

i) bony ii) ugly iii) thin iv) plump

i) diametrical ii) short iii) straight iv) round about

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
Land of Morning Calm
Land of Five Rivers
Punjab, India
Land of Midnight Sun
Land of Maples
Land of Cakes
Land of Golden Pagoda
Land of Thunderbolt
Land of White Elephants

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
i) Anaemia ii) Leucopenia …

Current Affairs September 2010 - 5

Unique Identification(UID)

Ranjana Sonawne. 782474317884, with this number becomes the first Indian to get UID


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


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


CRH380A train sets new speed record of 416.6kms per hour(258.86 miles per hour) in China


Research In Motion has unveiled Playbook, a t…