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Current Affairs December 2010 - 5

Aviation

'Jal Hans', India's first seaplane service launched at Juhu aerodrome


Awards

South Indian Bank bags India's Best bank-2010 award of the 'Businessworld-PricewaterhouseCoopers Best Banks Survey'


Business

Japanese government approves nation's largest ever budget draft at 92.4 trillion yen ($1.11 trillion) for next fiscal year aimed to boost economic growth and increase jobs

Bridgestone invests Rs.170 crore to make truck, bus tyres in India

IGate, Apax set to buy 63% stake Patni Computer

Fujitsu Ltd. to release smartphones in India and China in 2011 and 2012 respectively

Direct-To-Home (DTH) service provider Dish TV to increase SD channel capacity to 320 and HD channel capacity to over 30 and also to increase total transmission banwidth capacity to 684 megahertz from the exisiting 432 megahertz

Sun Pharma's subsidiary, Surya Pharmaceutical(Singapore) has acquired US-based ActivOn for $22 million

BHEL bags 2 orders from Indian Railways for the development, …

2010 Mobile Excellence Awards

Best Mobile Innovator
Ubidyne for Antenna Embedded Radio
Best Mobile International
July Systems for Indian Premiere League
Best Mobile Technology
Breakthrough
Mindspeed Technologies, Inc.
for Transcede
Best Mobile 
Social Network
Tap11, Inc. for Tap11 Mobile App
Best Mobile Games
Rovio Mobile Ltd. for Angry Birds
Best Mobile Music
Mercedes-Benz R&D North America, Inc.
for Smart Drive App for iPhone
Best Mobile 
Campaign for
Consumer Brand
Best Buy for Best Buy Holiday
Best Mobile 
Marketing Campaign
NBC Universal for Sprint & NBC Heroes
"Slow Burn"
Best Community
Fan Content
Bravo for Bravo Mobile Communities
Best Content Extension
made for Mobile
Initiative for Lionsgate,
Expandables Foursquare
Best Original Content
made for Mobile
AEG Network LIVE for
"We are the World 25 for Haiti"
Best Mobile Product
Kempler & Strauss for W PhoneWatch
Best Mobile Service
Opera for Opera Mini
Best Mobile Application
for Utility or Business
USA Today for USA Today iPad App
Best Mobile Application
for Entertain…

Constitutional Terms

Bill (Law):
Bill means proposed law introduced in the legislature for discussion. When passed it becomes law.
Budget
A statement of annual income and expenditure submitted to the legislature for its approval
Cabinet
First rank members of the council or Ministers 
appointed by the President on the recommendations of the Prime Minister
Constitution
A body of fundamental laws and principles 
according to which a country is governed. 
It is a frame work within which a government works
Constituency
A body of voters that elect its representative 
to a legislative body
i.e. for Lok Sabha or the Vidhan Sabha
Civil Cases
Cases concerning property, contracts and damage to goods in transit etc.
Criminal Cases
Cases dealing with theft, robbery, physical injury or murder
Citizen
A citizen is one who lives in a country and participates in the working of the government. 
An individual cannot be a citizen of more than one country

Current Affairs December 2010 - 4

Automobile

Mahindra launches 4*4 of-roader the 'Thar'

BMW launches 'X1' SUV priced at around Rs.29.9 lakh


Business

IISc to setup synchrotron and R&D centre at Chitradurga, Karnataka

Solar energy major Mosear Bear to invest $500 to 600 million over next 3-4 years to expand its manufacturing capacity of crystalline cells and crystalline silicon modules in India

Accenture bags 42-month contract from Nagaland government for implementing the state's public service portal

Gazprombank agrees to lend USD 200 million loan to Sistema Shyam Teleservices

Johnson and Johnson Ltd. launches nicotine gum brand Nicorette in India

Tata Chemicals arm, Bruner Mond, to acquire 100 per cent stake in British Salt for GBP 93 million (Rs.650 crore)

Central Bank celebrates 100 years, to open branches overseas

AT&T to acquire Qualcomm spectrum for $1.93 billion

Ebay buys Germany's largest online shopping club, brands4friends for $200 million (150 million pound)

Confederation of Indian I…

Mark the correct meaning - 6

Perspicacity
i) love ii) faithfulness iii) sincerity iv) mental keenness

Tendentious
i) having an underlying purpose ii) combative iii) worldly iv) brief

Jingoism
i) love making ii) ringing sound iii) too much patriotism iv) alliteration

Gourmet
i) greedy eater ii) connoisseur of good food iii) teacher iv) vegetarian

Clemency
i) mercy ii) peace iii) cowardice iv) entreaty

Diaphanous
i) expensive ii) strong iii) clear iv) sheer and gauzy

Erroneous
i) dishonest ii) warning iii) foolish iv) mistaken

Taciturn
i) disinclined to conversation ii) stingy iii) gloomy iv) stingy

Sycophantic
i) bootlicking ii) sneering iii) surprising iv) unbelieving

Abbreviate
i) elongate ii) amplify iii) widen iv) shorten

Business Quiz - 9

Profession is much more than a:
i) Career ii) Trade iii) Occupation iv) None of these

Size of business unit is determined by:
i) Technical factors ii) Financial factors iii) Managerial factors iv) All of the above

Hindrances of risk are removed by
i) Traders ii) Banks iii) Transport iv) Insurance

Location of shop is not important for:
i) Multiple shops ii) Super bazaars iii) Mail orders business houses iv) Departmental stores

What is largely required for the longer period of manufacture?
i) Current Assets ii) Inventory iii) Current Liabilities iv) All of these

The first document sent by a supplier of goods is:
i) A Quotation ii) A debit note iii) An Invoice iv) A Statement

The written record of the business done at a meeting is called:
i) Minutes ii) Resolutions iii) Point of order iv) Motions

_____ is the method of payment (for the amount of work produced)
i) Piece rate ii) Time rate iii) Bonus payment system iv) Salary

Bicycles, Television, Watches and Automobiles are example of:
i) Processing indus…

Current Affairs December 2010 - 3

Award

Lenin Raghuvanshi, an Indian human-rights activist to receive an award in the city of Weimar, Germany for aid to untouchables, prize money worth 2,500 euros($3,300) was awarded on International Human Rights Day

Rajveer Singh and Hukum Chand, two forest guards in Rathambore risked their own lives to save the life of their senior from a tiger an their brave act has made them award winners in the NDTV-Aircel's "Save our Tigers" Campaign

Infosys has been recognised as a winner of the Global, Asian and Indian Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Awards for 2010, by Teleos in association with KNOW Network


Automobile

Yamaha launches superbike FZ1

Ducati to launch Diavel model in India by April 2011

Mahindra Reva Eletric vehicles launches its Revai priced at around Rs.3.10 lakh

Nissan launches diesel-powered Micra


Business

India to set up 19 training institutes in Africa including foreign trade institute in Uganda and a diamond centre in Botswana

Civil Aviation Security Cou…

Karnataka Olympic Association Awardees 2010

Archery
Vandana B.M
Athletics
Nirupama Sunderaj
Badminton
Nitya Sosale
Basketball
Roshan P Thankachan
Cycling
Geetanjali Joteppanavar
Football
Shankar. S
Gymnastics
Lokesh. N
Hockey
Arjun Halappa
Kabaddi
Manoj.K
Kho-kho
Yogesh.N
Shooting
Kavita Yadav
Swimming
Shubha Chittaranjan
Taekwondo
John Victor.G
Volleyball
Jagadeesh.N
Wrestling
Mohammed Rafiq Holi
Weightlifting
Laxmi.G
Coach: Swimming
Nihar Ameen
Media Photographer
Sridhara.K.S (Vijaya Karnataka)

VeteransAthletics
Uday K.Prabhu
Badminton
Prakash Padukone
Basketball
Rajagopal.K
Pushpa Kuttanna
Boxing
Manoharan.G
Kabaddi
Gopalappa.P
Football
Ethiraj.D
Hockey
Subbaiah.A.B
Table Tennis
Saikumar.B

SiliconIndia Mentor Graphics Leadership Awards for Embedded/VLSI industry

Best VLSI/Embedded Design
MNC Company
Qualcomm
Best VLSI/Embedded Design
Indian Company
HCL
Best VLSI/Embedded Design
Startup Company
Cosmic Circuits
Best Electronic System Design
MNC Company
Cisco
Best Electronic System Design
Indian Company
Tejas Networks
Best Electronic System Design
Startup Company
Redpine Signals
Award for Youngest Entrepreneur
in Semiconductor space
Notion Ink Team
(Rohan Shravan, Rohit Rathi andSachin Ralhan)
Outstanding contribution to
VLSI/Embedded Design Industry(Corporate)
Wipro
Outstanding contribution to
VLSI Embedded Design Industry
(Academic Institution)
IIT Kharagpur
Outstanding contribution to
VLSI/Embedded Design Industry
(Individual)
Dr.Bobby Mitra, President and
Managing Director of Texas Instruments India

Current Affairs December 2010 - 2

Award

Consultancy firm KPMG bags the financial advisor award from Asia Venture Capital Journal

Krishna Poonia, India's first woman to win gold medal at Commonwealth Games was conferred the Dayawati Modi Stree Shakti Award

Scientist Carusita Chakravarty was presented with the Stree Shakti Science Award

Sudha Rani Pandey, the first woman vice-chancellor of the Uttarakhand Sanskrit University was honoured with the Vidushi Vidyottama Stree Shakti Samman

Indian origin, Akash Krishnan and Matthew Fernandez of Portland, Oregon have developed a computer algorithm that can detect a speaker's emotions better than current technology which has won them a $100,000 grand prize


Business

Sterlite Industries buys zinc mine in Namibia

The Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) has signed as agreement with London School of Economics (LSE) to help policy makers conduct research in formulating strategies to ensure long-term sustainable growth

Blackberry maker RIM is buying Sweden's The Astonishing Tr…

Top 20 rankings of Fortune 500 Indian companies

1
Indian Oil Corporation
2
Reliance Industries
3
State Bank of India
4
Bharat Petroleum
5
Hindustan Petroleum
6
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
7
Tata Steel
8
Tata Motors
9
Hindalco Industries
10
ICICI Bank
11
Coal India
12
NTPC
13
Larsen and Toubro
14
Bharti Airtel
15
SAIL
16
Essar Oil
17
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.
18
Mangalore Refinery
19
Mahindra and Mahindra
20
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.

Numerical Ability - 13

Which of the following is the same as 40/15?
i) 5/15 * 8 ii) 40/5 * 3 iii) 5(10/3) iv) (30/15)3

The number of prime factors of the composite number 100 is
i) 4 ii) 3 iii) 5 iv) 6

1/2 / 1/2 * 1/2 + 1/2 = ?
i) 1/4 ii) 1/8 iii) 1 iv) 1/2

x : 6 :: 32 : 24. What is the value of x?
i) 7 ii) 8 iii) 5 iv) 6

Square root of 12321 = ?
i) 221 ii) 121 iii) 111 iv) 211

24/x = 4/5 implies that x equals
i) 30 ii) 96 iii) 20 iv) 48

10% of 60 + 60% of 100 = ?
i) 46 ii) 70 iii) 90 iv) 66

63 / square root of 0.0049
i) 12.85 ii) 90 iii) 1.285 iv) 900

By which number should 1497375 be multiplied to make it a perfect cube?
i) 5 ii) 3 iii) 9 iv) None of these

Sum of squares of 2 numbers is 145. If the square root of one number is 3, then find the square of the other number.
i) 8 ii) 64 iii) 9 iv) 136

Choose the appropriate word - 9

The more your action and thought are allied and _____ the happier you grow
i) integrated ii) invincible iii) divergent iv) unravelled

It is not what you say that ____ but what you do
i) moves ii) implies iii) matters iv) matches

Most of today's workaholics are real cases of _____
i) wreck ii) experts iii) burnouts iv) frustration

At present, all over the world, moral standards _____ to have fallen
i) appear ii) started iii) intend iv) look

A fool's tongue is ____ enough to cut over his own throat
i) loud ii) sharp iii) long iv) quick

The insects are a great nuisance ____ us
i) upon ii) to iii) for iv) with

The dress was guaranteed not to _______
i) shrink ii) diminish iii) shorten iv) shrink

Who is the man ____ asked the questions?
i) why ii) which iii) whom iv) who

I hate sitting ____ him as he always smells of garlic
i) at ii) along iii) beside iv) besides

His conduct is bad, and his honesty is not ____ suspicion
i) in ii) beyond iii) under iv) above

Current Affairs December 2010

Award

Bopanna-Qureshi, with their message 'Stop War Start Tennis'. fetches the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year award during the ATP World Tour Finals at London

Lata Mangeshkar has been presented lifetime achievement award at the Global Indian Music Awards(GIMA) 2010

Kumar Raman from Syntel has won QAI's software testing award at the 10th Annual Software Testing Conference 2010 for his paper titled 'Healthcare Testing for the Compliance Era'


Book

At 96, Khushwant Singh pens a book 'The Sunset Club', that will be released on November 30th 2010 by Gurcharan Kaur


Business

Motorola to split into 2 companies on January 4th 2011. The split will result in Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions and businesses to focus on cellphones and Internet and other equipments

Tata Motors has launched its mini-truck 'Ace Super City' in Thailand, to enter the Thai car market soon

Qualcomm India to launch Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) services in 2nd half of 2011

HCL sig…