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Oscar Awards 2011

CatergoryWinnerActor in a Leading RoleColin Firth(The King's Speech)Actor in a Supporting RoleChristian Bale(The Fighter)Actress in a Leading RoleNatalie Portman(Black Swan)Actress in a Supporting RoleMelissa Leo(The Fighter)Animated Feature FilmToy Story 3(Lee Unkrich) Art DirectionAlice in Wonderland(Robert Stromberg,Karen O'Hara)CinematographyInception(Wally Pfister)Costume DesignColleen Atwood(Alice in Wonderland)DirectingThe King's Speech(Tom Hooper)Documentary (Feature)Inside Job(Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs)Documentary (Short Subject)Strangers No More(Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon)Film EditingThe Social Network(Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter)Foreign Language FilmIn a Better World( Denmark)MakeupRick Baker and Dave Elsey(The Wolfman)Music (Original Score)The Social Network(Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross)Music (Original Song)We Belong Together(Randy Newman)Best PictureThe King's Speech(Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin)Short Film (Animated)The Lost Thing…

Current Affairs February 2011 - 3


Maruti Suzuki launches SX4's diesel variant, VDI and ZDI version

Luxury car maker Rolls Royce to launch its first electric car at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1st 2011


Reliance Communications becomes first private 3G provider in Kashmir

Tata Industries to invest Rs.100 crore in integrated learning soultions(Tata Interactive Services), named CLASSEDGE, for Indian school education sector

Mukesh Ambani, chairman of RIL joins Intel Capital's investment programme

TCS has been appointed as the official technology partner to pro-cycling team 'Team Garmin-Cervelo' for the racing season 2011

India's forex reserves 4th largest in world, it touches $297.3 billion in December

Togetherville, a Facebook-like social networking site about 6 to 10 years old developed by Indian-origin entrepreneur Mandeep Singh Dhillon has been acquired by Walt Disney

Google to launch as unlimited subscription service for movies in the UK via, YouTube

Tally Solutions has unveiled…

India Semiconductor Association Awards 2011

Consumer Electronics, 
Smart Box family of products
Suphalaam Technologies Ltd.
Su-Kam Power Systems Ltd.
Phonenix Medical Systems Pvt. Ltd.
(On device for detection of diabetic neuropathy)
Tejas Networks Ltd.
High Voltage Relay Driver ASCI 
for space applications
Bharat Electronics Ltd.
Student Category
Vikas Singh, IIT Madras 
for Low Power wide band A/D convertor
UKIT Techno Visionary Award
Prof. Rao R Tummala of 
Georgia Institute of Technology, 
ISA-Webel Techno Mentor Award
Prof. Vikram Kumar, IIT Delhi
The Start-up to watch
E-Parisaraa, India's first 
government authorised
electronic waste recycling company
Other Categories include
REVOLO Hybrid Electric Motor Solution, 
KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd.
 and Bhart Forge Ltd.

Current Affairs February 2011 - 2


U K Sinha takes over as Sebi chairman on feb 18 2011 replacing C B Bhave

Sunil Kakar has been appointed as CFO for Infrastructure finance firm IDFC

Joseph Ho has been appointed as MD and Head of Exchange Traded Funds

Vasant Krishnan has been appointed as CFO of Mahindra Satyam


Computer education firm Aptech and IT firm Microsoft to launch embedded courses and certification to its students


First ever 3-day(18th to 20th February 2011) Film Festival kicks-off at Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Dhobi Ghat to be commercially released in Germany


Anand Mahindra-led Mahindra Satyam is looking to re-list on the NYSE in 2011-12

Hinduja Gobal Solutions to set up 2 centres - 1 each in China and Latin America in next fiscal(FY 12)

Facebook Inc, now in Hong Kong

Aircel to launch 3G services in all 13 telecom cirlces as Cricket World Cup kicks of on 19th February 2011

Networking and Storage solutions provider Buffalo opens its first retail shop, Brand Store in India

HAL hints …

NDTV's Indian of the Year

NDTV Indian of the Year
Sachin Tendulkar
NDTV Entertainer of the Decade
NDTV Politician of the Year
Nitish Kumar
NDTV Actor of the Year - Male
NDTV Actor of the Year - Female
Vidya Balan
NDTV Entertainer of the Year
Kartina Kaif
NDTV Sportsperson of the Year
Leander Peas

Bafta Awards 2011

Outstanding British Film
The King’s Speech
Oustanding debut by a 
British Writer, Director or Producer
Chris Morris, Four Lions
Best Director
David Fincher, The Social Network
Original Screenplay
The King's Speech, David Seidler
Adapted Screenplay
The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin
Film Not in the 
English Language
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 
Søren Stærmose and Niels Arden Oplev
Animated Film
Toy Story 3, Lee Unkrich
Leading Actor
Colin Firth, The King's Speech
Leading Actress
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Supporting Actor
Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech
Supporting Actress
Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
Original Music
Alexandre Desplat, The King's Speech
True Grit, Roger Deakins
The Social Network, Angus Wall and 
Kirk Baxter
Production Design
Inception, Guy Hendrix Dyas, 
Larry Dias and Doug Mowat
Costume Design
Alice in Wonderland, Colleen Atwood
Inception, Richard King, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A Rizzo and Ed Novick
Special Visual Effects
Inception, Chris Corbould…

Entertainment Quiz - 4 (bollywood quiz,hollywood quiz)

Who flew F-16 at Aero India show 2011 held at Bangalore?
Shahid Kapoor

Which India-born Canadian filmmaker is all set to direct Hollywood legend Al Pacino in ''Masterpiece'', a biopic on French artist Henri Matisse?
Deepa Mehta

In whose 2nd album 'Paisa Paisa', has 14-year-old Patiala girl featured as Bollywood-fame violinist?
Surindra Singh

Which singer is all set to perform at the 2011 Glastonbury Festival?
Beyonce Knowles

At what price tag did painting by Francis Bacon of his friend and fellow artist Lucian Freud is being sold at auction?
£23m ($37m) - three times the pre-sale estimate

What is the name of the album released by Lady Gaga on 11th Feb 2011?
Born This Way

Sports Illustrated Awards

Ramakanth AchrekarLifetime Achievement AwardVinod KambliLifetime Achievement AwardArman JafferSports Kid of the Year4*400 Relay women's TeamBest Sporting Moment of the yearGary KirstenCoach of the yearIndian Test TeamTeam of the YearSachin TendulkarSports Person of the yearSomdev DevvarmanAthlete of the YearRajasthan Ranji TeamSurprise Package of the yearAshish KumarCoach of the year(Gymnastics)Col P K M RajaOutstanding Contribution to SportVikas KrishanYoung Player of the YearVVS LaxmanGame Changer of the YearSushil KumarEditor's choice award for excellence

Cricket World Cup 2011: Indian Team Squad and World cup 2011 fixtures

Indian Team Squad

Mahinder Singh Dhoni (Captain/Wicket Keeper)

Virender Sehwag (Vice-Captain)

Sachin Tendulkar

Gautham Gambhir

Yuvraj Singh

Virat Kohli

Suresh Raina

Yusuf Pathan

Harbhajan Singh

Ravichandran Ashwin

Ashish Nehra

Piyush Chawla

Zaheer Khan

Munaf Patel

Shanthakumaran Sreesanth

Warm-up Matches Schedule World Cup 2011
Complete Schedule of World Cup 2011
Fixture Group A of World Cup 2011
Fixture Group B of World Cup 2011
Channels Telecasting CWC 2011
Radio Channels Broadcasting CWC 2011

Watch LIVE Cricket World Cup 2011 on your MOBILE PHONE

7th Annual Global Leadership Awards

Global Indian
Prof. Raghuram G Rajan, 
Eric J Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, University of Chicago
Global Strategist
Vishwanathan Anand, World Chess Champion
Global Business Leader
Louis Chenevert, CEO & Chairman, UTC
Global Innovator
Shantanu Narayen, President and CEO, Adobe Systems Incorporated

Entertainment Quiz - 3 (bollywood quiz,holly wood quiz)

For which movie has A.R.Rahman bagged 2 Oscar nominations?
127 Hours

Who is the favourite to land the top job as Censor Board chief as Sharmila Tagore's tenure is about to end?
Shabana Azmi

Which singer has been sued by adopted daughter's family?

Which bollywood actress has adjudged herself as No.1 Actress?
Priyanka Chopra

Which Yester Year actress would be honoured to have postal stamps issued in her name?
Meena Kumari

What is the name of the movie which has 8 nominations for Academy Award and set to re-release in India?
'The Social Network'

Which popular Canadian singer is all set to perform at the opening ceremony of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh?
Bryan Adams

Which Bollywood singer recorded a track with Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias?
Sunidhi Chauhan

Current Affairs February 2011


Who has been named as the best CFO in the financial sector for 2010 by ICAI?

Which prize did Karnataka win at National Level for its tableau featuring Bidari Carvings, an intrinsic art of engraving pictures on metals at the 62nd Republic Day Parade at New Delhi?
2nd prize


Which Kochi-based company signed a deal with Los Angeles Potmax LLC to facilitate joint production and marketing activities?
Vines Visual and Media Pvt. Ltd.

Which electronic major is to open product support centre at the KINFRA Hi-Tech Park at Kalamassery in Kochi, Kerala?
BEL - Bharat Electronics Limited

Which firm has Nestle acquired through its subsidiary Nestle Health Science?
CM&D Pharma

Which bank has decided to open subsidiary for financial services, to enter into investment banking, wealth and asset management?
IOB - Indian Overseas Bank


Who has been appointed as acting Chairman of ONGC and S.V.Narasimhan as interim head of IOC?

Who has been elected as Prime Minister …

Times Magazine's world top 25 political icons

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Alexander the Great
Mao Zedong
Winston Churchill
Genghis Khan
Nelson Mandela
Abraham Lincoln
Adolf Hitler
Ernesto Guevara
Ronald Reagan
Franklin Rossevelt
Dalai Lama
Queen Victoria
Benito Mussolini
Margarte Thathacher
Simon Bolivar
Qin Shi Huang
Kim Il-Sung
Charles de Gaulle
Louis XIV
Haile Selassie
King Richard the Lionheart and Saladin

Kannada Sahitya Sammelana(Kannada Literature Conference)

Kannada Sahitya Sammelana(Kannada Literature Conference) is a gathering of writers and poets of and for Kannadigas. It will not be false to say, it is one of the state festival held once in a year at various places across Karnataka.

Kannada Sahitya Sammelana is held with the aim to preserve and develop Kannada language, literature, art, culture and music. It was started in 1915 which was held at Bangalore.

Held at Bangalore, the event entered 77th Year. The celebration was spread for 3-days to promote and preserve culture of the language 'Kannada'

HOST: Kannada Sahitya Parishat


Current World News

Global food price hit record high, as the Food and Agriculture Organisation Food Price Index rose for 7th month in a row to reach 231

Cyclone Yasi hampers flood hit Aussie relief

New York City Council bans smoking in parks, beaches, Times Square

Winter storm cripples 2/3rd of US

Obama announces clean energy plan for buildings in Pennsylvania

US, Russia launch nuclear arms reduction pact

John F.Kennedy Centre to hold mega festival "Maximum India", showcasing Indian arts and culture in all its wonderful diversity from March 1st to March 20th 2011

Science Quiz - 10

Starch is digested by
i) hormones ii) blood iii) ptyalin iv) none of these

When iron rusts, its weight
i) remains same ii) increases iii) decreases iv) none of these

When water freezes, its volume
i) decreases ii) remains same iii) increases iv) none of these

'Rock Salt' mainly consist of
i) Sodium ii) Iron iii) Aluminium iv) None of these

Dialysis is used when a patient has serious trouble with
i) Lungs ii) Kidney iii) Liver iv) None of these

'Calorie' is the unit of
i) heat ii) light iii) electricity iv) none of these

Which one is absent in air?
i) Hydrogen ii) Oxygen iii) Nitrogen iv) none of these

Which of the following elements is found in proteins?
i) Hydrogen ii) Nitrogen iii) Carbon dioxide iv) none of these

Australian Open 2011 results

CategoryWinnerMen's SinglesNovak DjokovicWomen's SinglesKim ClijstersMen's DoublesMike and Bob BryanWomen's DoublesGisela Dulka and Flavia PennattaMixed DoublesKatarina Srebontnik and Daniel Nestor