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Current Affairs July 2010 - 2

Innovation

Bangalore-based firm, Hidden Reflex launches first Indian web browser 'Epic' based on the Mozilla platform


Award

Radha Charan Gupta to be awarded Kenneth O.May Prize for his work on the History and development of (trignometry)Mathematics in India at International Congress Mathematicians meet to be held in Hyderabad from 19th to 27th Auguast 2010


People

IIT post-graduate D.Udaya Kumar's design for Rupee with Devanagari 'Ra' and Roman Capital 'R' without stem has been chosen as Indian rupee symbol

R.M.Malla has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of IDBI Bank for a period of 3 years

Mr.Sunil Rekhi has been appointed as Deputy Chief Financial Officer by Car-maker Nissan India

Mr.Suresh Kandukuri has been appointed as the Sales Director of Cyberstar Infocom whose business is to distribute IT products

Noted Saxophonist Manohari Singh passes away at the age of 79

MS Dhoni signs Rs.200 crore deal with Rhiti Sports

Imran Khan becomes fourth Pakistani to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Friedrich Froeschl to replace Andy Mattes as Chairman for Mphasis, an Information Technology and BPO Company

Mr.Chandra Bhushan Paliwal takes over as the Chief Vigilance Officer of SAIL

Mr.Shalabh Jain has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer for the Asia Business unit by Firstsource Solutions

Ms.Krithiga Reddy has been appointed as Director of online Operations and Mr.Manoj Varghese Director of user operations by Facebook to mark the launch of its India operations at Hyderabad


Business

Mercedes Launches Super sports car SLS AMG in India


Science

ISRO launches PSLV-C15 with 5 satellites and remote sensing Cartosat-2B and Studsat built by engineering students of Andra Pradesh and Karnataka


Sports

Spain beat Holland 1-0 to win maiden FIFA World Cup

India beat Belgium 3-2 in the second hockey Test in Antwerp


Technology

Google to launch 'Google Me' a Facebook competitor

160GB PS3 and PSP to be launched in October

General Knowledge for School Kids - 3

Natural rubber is made from a white liquid called _____
i) Milk ii) Latex iii) Resin iv) Sap

Rusting of iron is a
i) Physical change ii) Reversible Change iii) Chemical Change iv) No Change

The Chemical name of baking soda is ______
i) Calcium Carbonate ii) Sodium Chloride iii) Sodium Carbonate iv) Sodium-bi-carbonate

Which is the best conductor of current among liquids?
i) Water ii) Mercury iii) Milk iv) Alcohol

Which acid is formed when milk is converted into curd?
i) Tartaric acid ii) Sulphuric acid iii) Lactic acid iv) None of these

Which is the softest allotropic form of carbon?
i) Diamond ii) Graphite iii) Charcoal iv) Coke

Which metal is mixed with gold to make ornaments?
i) Zinc ii) Silver iii) Aluminium iv) Copper

Which element is not used as fertilizer?
i) Phosphorous ii) Potassium iii) Lead iv) Nitrogen

The solid form of CO2 is called as _____
i) Dry ice ii) Carbonic acid iii) Carbon suboxide iv) None of these

Which element is also known as wolfram?
i) Uranium ii) Tungsten iii) Iron iv) Oxygen