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IPL Awards 2011 (Golden Player 2011, IPL rising star)

Indian Premier League Awards 2011

Golden Player of the Tournament has been won by Chris Gayle from Royal Challengers Bangalore for his consistent performance with Bat. He has scored 608 runs in 12 Matches and had taken six wickets.

Best Individual Player Award was been given to Paul Valthaty from Kings XI Punjab for his wonderful knock in the 2011 season.

Rising Star award was clinched by Iqbal Abdulla from Kolkata Knight Riders for his performance with the ball. He has taken 16 wickets in 15 matches.

Mythology - 7

1. Who wrote Mahabharata?
Lord Ganesh

2. Who is the moon goddess whose name means 'divine favor'?

3. What animal is Ganapathi's vehicle?

4. She has four-arms, representing the four spiritual virtues. Who is this goddess?

5. Who were the male guardians of the air, forests and mountains?

6. Which Indian festival is celebrated once every 12 years?

7. Who is the god of the sun and brother of Varuna?

8. Who is the god of Pole Star?


1. On which river bank is Goa located?

2. Which state is known as India's Spice Garden?

3. Manikaran is a pilgrim site located in?
Himachal Pradesh

4. Jamia Milia Islamia University is located in?
New Delhi

5. Who wrote National Song of India?
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

6. Which river is located in Surat?

7. In which state did the game of Polo originate?

8. India reached the final of Davis Cup for the first time, in which year?

Cannes Festival 2011: Cannes Awards 2011

CategoryWinnerFeature Film(Palme d'Or)The Tree of Life Directed by Terrence MalickGrand Prix Ex-aequoBir Zamanlar Andolu'DA(Once upon a time in Anatolia)
directed by Nuri Bilje Ceylan
Le Gamin Au Velo(The Kid with a Bike
directed by Jean-Pierre et Luc DardenneBest Director AwardNicolas Winding Refn  for DriveScreenplay AwardJoseph Cedar for Hearat Shulayim(Footnote)Best Actress AwardKirsten Dunst in Melancholia

Best Actor AwardDean Judardin in The ArtistJury PrizePolisse(Poliss) directed by MaiwennPalme d'Or Short FilmCross(Cross-Counter) Jury Short FilmBadpakje 46(Swin Suit) directed by Wannes Destoop

58th National Awards

Best Feature Film: Adaminte Makan Abu

Best Actor: Danush for Aadukalam (Tamil) and Salim Kumar for Adaminte Makan Abu (Malayalam)

Best Actress: Mitalee Jagpat Varadkar for Baboo Band Baaja (Marathi) and Saranya Ponvannan for Thenmerkku Paruvakkatru (Tamil)


Choose the appropriate word - 12

A _________ of stars were shining in the sky
i) set ii) group iii) pack iv) galaxy

Where did the police ______ their rifles?
i) lay ii) lie iii) lied iv) laid

The enemy was met with fire from a ______ guns
i) shower ii) range iii) battery iv) string

He used to write his novels, sitting in the middle of a ____ of trees
i) set ii) clump iii) herd iv) cluster

A ________ of Shakespeare actors visited the city
i) heal ii) set iii) company iv) troop

The artist arranged an exhibition of a ________ his pictures
i) group ii) flight iii) parade iv) gallery

The hunter had a _____ of arrows in his quiver
i) faggot ii) bunch iii) set iv) sheaf

A ____ of young, pretty girls were going to the market
i) series ii) crowd iii) heap iv) bevy

Business Quiz - 11

Hyundai is a MNC from which country?
i) Taiwan ii) South Korea iii) Thailand iv) Japan

Which city is Europe's main bullion market?
i) Rome ii) Zurich iii) Berlin iv) London

Baygon is a product of:
i) Reckitt and Colman ii) Hindustan Unilever iii) Reckitt Benckiser iv) Bayer

The brand of spices owned by Dabur is:
i) Catch ii) Homemade iii) Everest iv) MDH

The herbal restorative Ristova is manufactured by:
i) Zandu ii) Dabur iii) Shahnaz Husain iv) Ayur

What is common to Tractor, Apex, Utsav and Touchwood?
i) Soap brands ii) Paint brands iii) Heavy vehicle brands iv) Ply-wood

The brands Eno and Horlicks belong to:
i) Nestle ii) HUL iii) Glaxo Smithkline iv) Procter and Gamble

What is the name of McDonald's clown mascot?
i) Mack ii) Ronald iii) Goofy iv) Snoopy

The Sunday Times Rich List 2011

Top 10 Richest People in The UK

Lakshmi Mittal and family (Steel)
Alisher Usmanov (Steel)
Roman Abramovich (Oil, Industry)
The Duke of Westminster (Property)
Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli (Pharmaceuticals)
Leonard Blavatnik
John Fredriksen and family (Shipping)
David and Simon Reuben (Property, Internet)
Gopi and Sri Hinduja (Industry, Finance)
Galen and George Weston and family (Retailing)

Sports News May 2011

Novak Djokovic wins the Madrid Masters Tennis Championship defeating Rafael Nadal

Petra Kvitova wins the ATP-WTA Madrid Masters by defeating Victoria Azarenka

Sabastian Vettel wins the Turkish Grand Prix

Mary Kom wins her first gold medal in the Asian Cup Women's Boxing Tournament in Haikou,China

AC Milan wins the 18th Serie A Title Football championship at Roma

Saina Nehwal loses to World number 3 Xin Wang in the Final of Malaysian Open Grandprix Gold Badminton tournament

Shane Warne will retire from Indian Premier League as a player after the IPL 2011 Season

Fastest fifty in IPL 2011

RCB scored a blistering 50 in just 2.5 overs. Glorious Knock from Chris Gayle had helped RCB to create the record.. RCB scored 37 runs in one over.

RCB won the match by scoring 128 runs in just 13.1 overs. Dilshan was the top scorer with 52 runs

RCB is the first team to initiate the GO Green campaign in the IPL.

Aon Corporation's 7th Best Employers in India 2011

25 best employers in India

1. Hindustan Unilever
13. Dr.Reddy's Laboratories
2. Aditya Brila Group
14. Whirlpool India
3. LG Electronics India
15. Maruti Suzuki India
4. Godrej Consumer Products
16. Canon India
5. Bharti Airtel
17. Ford India
18. Tata Teleservices Ltd.
7. Becton Dickinson India
19. Mindtree Ltd.
8. Aircel
20. NIIT
9. Wipro
21. Tata Steel
10. Marriott India
22. Jubliant Foodworks Ltd.
11. Kotak Mahindra
23. Cognizant Technologies Solutions
12. Scope International
24. First Source
25. Aegis Ltd.

Economic Quiz - Basic

Who is known as father of Economics? Adam Smith
Who was the first economist to define the welfare-oriented definition of Economics? Alfred Marshall
Who wrote the famous book “The nature and Causes of Wealth of Nations”? Adam Smith
Who has written the book “Nature and Significance of Economic Science”? Lionell Robbins
What is the definition given by Adam Smith? “The study of the nature and causes of the wealth of nations”.
Which economist has defined Economics as a science of scarcity? Lionell Robbins
Who has defined Economics as “The science which treats of wealth? J.B.Say
Economics has been classified into how many types?
Economics has been classified into two types. Namely a)Micro Economics b)Macro Economics

Reasoning - 12 (for bank exams)

Coconut : Kerala :: Saffron : ?
Jammu and Kashmir

Horse : Neighs :: Sheep : ?

Push :: Pull :: Throw : ?

Ankle : Knee :: Wrist : ?

Disease : Medicine :: Famine : ?

Calcium : Bone :: Retinal : ?

New Zealand : Britain of South :: Holyland : ?

Chant : Sing :: Chatter : ?

Kids Choice Awards 2011

Favorite TV Show
Favorite Reality Show
American Idol
Favorite Cartoon
SpongeBob SquarePants
Favorite TV Actor
Dylan Sprouse
Favorite TV Actress
Selena Gomez
Favorite TV Sidekick
Jennette McCurdy
Favorite Movie
The Karate Kid
Favorite Movie Actor
Johnny Depp
Favorite Movie Actress
Miley Cyrus
Favorite Animated Movie
Despicable Me
Favorite voice 
from an Animated Movie
Eddie Murphy
(Shrek Forever After)
Favorite Buttkicker
Jackie Chan
Favorite Male Athlete
Shaquille O'Neal
Favorite Female Athlete
Lindsay Vonn
Favorite Music Group
Black Eyed Peas
Favorite Female Singer
Katy Perry
Favorite Male Singer
Justin Bieber
Favorite Song
(Justin Bieber ft. Ludacris)
Favorite Book
Dairy of a Wimpy Kid Series
Favorite Video Game
Just Dance 2

Light of India Awards 2011

Corporate Leadership
Jury Award - Ajay Banga
People's Award - Vikram Pandit
Business Leadership
Jury Award - Vinod Khosla
People's Award - Naveen Jain
Political Leadership
Jury Award - Ruby Dhalla
People's Award - Swati Dandekar
Science and Technology
Jury and People's Award - Vinod Dham
Power of Influence - Narasimha Chari and
Shiladitya Sengupta
Journalism and Literature
Jury Award - Chitra B.Divakaruni
People's Award - Vikram Seth
Power of Influence - Salman Rushdie
Arts and Entertainment
Jury and People's Award - Mira Nair

Train Quiz

Which scientist called his steam locomotive as "Catch me who can"?

Richard Trevithick

Between which two stations was the first passenger train run?

Stockton and Darlington

Where was the first intercity railways started?

Between Liverpool and Manchester in 1830

Where was the first underground train started its service?

London in 1863

Who build the first electric passenger train in the world?

Werner von Siemens in 1879

What is the speed of the fastest train in the world?

581 km/hr or 361 mph

Which is the world's deepest railways tunnel?

Seikan Tunnel (240 mts below sea level)

Which is the busiest Train station in the world?

Sinjuku Station in Tokyo

Which railway Station has the Worlds longest Railway platform ?

Kharagpur Railway Station, India (1.07 kms)

Infosys new Chairman Mr.K.V.Kamath (Infosys Management changes )

Mr.K.V.Kamath has been appointed as the new Chairman of reputed software company Infosys. This announcement was made by the Board on 30th April,2011.
Mr.Kamath will be taking charge with effect from 21st August,2011. The other changes in Management are :

1) Mr.Shibulal who is working currently as COO will be working as MD and CEO
2) Mr.Kris Gopalakrishnan who is presently working as CEO will be working as Executive Co-Chairman

Infosys Company Highlights

Infosys was founded in the year 1981 (2nd July).
Tagline - Building Tomorrow's Enterprise
Powered by intellect driven by values (Earlier tagline)

Founders of the company includes :

a) Mr.N.R. Narayan Murthy
b) Mr.Nandan Nilekani
c) Mr.Kris Gopalakrishnan
d) Mr.Shibulal
e) Mr.K.Dinesh
f) Mr. Ashok Arora
g) Mr.N.S.Raghavan

Infosys was the first Indian company to get listed in NASDAQ stock Exchange
Infosys was the first Indian company which introduced Employee Stock Option (ESOP)