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Current Affairs July 2011 - 5

Which company recently unveiled smallest data center? Intel Who has been named as coach for Sri Lankan cricket team ahead of Australia's tour? Rumesh Ratnayake Who has lent his voice for pop star Britney Spear's new single "I Wanna Go"? Sonu Nigam Which latest communication satellite has been launched by ISRO? GSAT-12 Which Finance company is all set to offer loans against gold ETF units? Muthoot Finance Name the CEO of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp, China's biggest chip maker who quit recently. David Wang Who and at what age clinched the British Open Golf championship 2011? Darren Clarke Which IT company recently announced a 13-member executive council? Infosys Who has been elected as president of Mumbai Cricket Association? Vilasrao Deshmukh Who has been elected as chief of Empowered Committee of Goods and Services Tax? Sushil Kumar Modi Against whom did India win an International football friendly match? Qatar, 2

Science Quiz for school kids (10)

What is the scientific name of wall Lizard? Hemidactylus Who is the father of Indian surgery? Shushrutha What is the study of Bird called? Ornithology What is the other name for vitamin B? Thymin Which disease is caused by hyperthyroidism? Cretinism How many teeth does cow have? 32 What is carbon dating? It is a method of measuring the age of the skeleton What is the scientific name of owl? Bubo Bubo

World President - 1

COUNTRY PRESIDENT Afghanistan Hamid Karzai Albania Bamir Topi Algeria Abdelaziz Bouteflika Angola Jose Eduardo dos Santos Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Armenia Serzh Sargsyan Austria Heinz Fischer Azerbaijan Iiham Aliyev

Annual Country Awards for Achievement for India 2011

Best Bank, Best Cash Management Bank,  Best Trade Finance Bank HDFC Bank Best Investment Bank, Best Equity House Kotak Investment Banking/Kotak Securities Best Broking firm India InfoLine Best Bond House Axis Bank Best Foreign Exchange Bank ICICI Bank Best Foreign Commercial Bank Standard Chartered Bank Best Foreign Investment Bank Citi Bank

World Education Awards 2011

Best Public Choice Award for PROJECT Mexus Education Pvt. Ltd. Assessment Tool for Measuring skill Iken Assessment System authorGEN Technologies Limited Innovation in Open and Distance Learning NIIT Limited Innovation in Science Educaiton Mobile Science Lab Educomp Solutions Ltd. Innovation in Teaching Pedagogy EDUCOMP Research and development EFES (Empowering Facilitators with Effective Strategies) RUMI Education Pvt. Ltd. Innovation in Vocational Education and Skill Training RUMI Skills digital program Everon Innovative practices in school E-Vidya Project Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd. Interface between Academia and Industry I Spark Initiative by Microsoft Educomp Solutions Ltd. Learning initiative of the year Educonnect: Language connects S.Chand Harcourt (India) Pvt. Ltd. Multimedia content for K12 education Destination Success APEX eLearning Technologies Ltd. Technology solution for Higher Education Institutes eCA

Current Affairs July 2011 - 4

Who won the British Grand Prix 2011? Alonso The Mysore campus of Infosys has been renamed as? Naryana Murthy Centre of Excellence Which 2 Indian cricketers are nominated for all-time greatest Test team? Sachin and Sehwag Who has been appointed as CEO of Sun TV Network? K.Vijay Kumar Which bank has entered into pact with SBI Mutual Fund? Indian Bank Who has been appointed as CEO of Aditya Brila Finance? Rakesh Singh Which bank has launched credit card with no pre-set limit on spending? HDBC Bank Airtel has inked deal with which company for IT solutions to African employees? IBM Which passenger jet with a capacity to fly about 250 people non-stop up to 16,000 km landed at the IGI airport? Boeing 787 Dreamliner Who has been appointed as Railway Minister in cabinet reshuffle 2011? Dinesh Trivedi Who has been appointed as Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj Minister in cabinet reshuffle 2011? Kishore Chandra Deo Who takes over Ministry of Steel in cabinet res

Reasoning - 13

Find the ODD man out. 1. a) Kindness b) Patience c) Steamer d) Vacation 2. a) Pearl b) Diamond c) Topaz d) Ruby 3. a) Earth b) Venus c) Mars d) Moon 4. a) Shimla b) Delhi c) Darjeeling d) Nainital Find the missing numbers. 1. 0,2,8,14,24,34,? a) 40 b) 36 c) 24 d) 48 2. 2,3,8,63,? a) 1038 b) 3968 c) 3008 d) 3268 3. 2,15,41,80,132,? a) 181 b) 165 c) 145 d) 197 4. 19,2,38,3,114,4,? a) 356 b) 228 c) 456 d) 256

Hollywood top Ten Movies in July 2011

Postion Movie 1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part-2 2 Transformers:Dark of the Moon 3 Horrible Bosses 4 Zookeeper 5 Cars 2 6 Winnie the Pooh 7 Bad Teacher 8 Larry Crowne 9 Super 8 10 Midnight in Paris As on July 17th 2011

Sports News July 2011

Which Asian country becomes the first country to win the FIFA women's world cup? Japan Who won the British Open Golf Championship 2011? Darren Clarke Who was the 400th wicket of Harbhajan Singh? Carlton Baugh Which countries reached the semi-finals of Copa America 2011? Peru,Uruguay,Paraguay,Venezuela Who won the MotoGP German Grand Prix 2011? Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) Which country won the Snooker World Cup 2011 after 15 years? China

Current Affairs July 2011 - 3

Which social networking site has gained 2nd rank in USA? LinkedIn Who is been appointed as the CEO of Genpact? Tiger Tyagarajan Who is the VC and CEO of HDFC bank? Keki Mistry Who is the CEO of Facebook? Mark Zuckerberg In which Indian city will the Nano Science and Technology be setup? Bangalore (Devanahalli) Who sealed his 2012 Olympics berth for the Archery Event? Jayanta Talukdar Which actor is all set to construct a temple for Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni? Manoj Tiwari Which part of Sudan is all set to celebrate its Independence Day on 8th July 2011,Saturday? South Sudan Which networking website now allows video calls and group chat? Facebook Who recently joined 400 wicket elite club in Test Cricket? Harbhajan Singh Where in India has Indian Institute of Management planned to open its 2nd campus? Bangalore, Anekal Who is to succeed defence secretary Pradeep Kumar? Shashikant Sharma Who won gold in 19th Asian Athletics Championship?

Chairman/MD of Public Sector Bank's with Base Rates

Name of the Bank CMD Base Rate Allahabad Bank S.A.Panse 10.25% Andhra Bank C.V.R.Rajendran 10.25% Bank of Baroda S.S.Mundra 10.25% Bank of India V.R.Iyer 10% Bank of Maharashtra Sushil Muhnot 10.25% Canara Bank R.K.Dubey 10.25% Central bank of India Rajeev Rishi 10% Corporation Bank Sadhu Ram Bansal 10.25% Dena Bank Ashwini Kumar 10.20% IDBI Bank M.S.Raghavan 10.25% Indian Bank T.M.Bhasin 10.25% Indian Overseas Bank M.Narendra 10.25% Oriental Bank of Commerce S.L.Bansal 10.25% Punjab National Bank K.R.Kamath 10% Punjab and Sind Bank D.P.Singh 10.25% State Bank of Hyderabad M.Bhagavantha Rao, MD 10% State Bank of India Arundhati Bhattacharya 9.50% State Bank of Mysore Sharad Sharma, MD 9.75% State Bank of Patiala Ramesh Rangan, MD 10% State Bank of Travancore Jeevandas Narayan, MD 9.50% Syndicate bank Sudhir Kumar Jain 10.25% UCO Bank Arun Kaul 10% Union Bank of India Arun Tiwari 10.25% United Bank of India Archana Bargava 10.25% Vijaya Bank V.K

Cabinet Ministers as on July 2011

Name Department Dr.Manmohan Singh Prime Minister,Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Ministry of Planning, Department of Atomic Energy Department of Space Pranab Mukherjee Finance Sharad Pawar Ministry of Agriculture and Food Processing Industries A K Anthony Ministry of Defence P.Chidambaram Ministry of Home affairs S M Krishna Ministry of External Affairs Virbhadra Singh Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Vilasrao Deshmukh Ministry of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Ghulam Nabi Azad Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Sushil Kumar Shinde Ministry of Power M Veerappa Moily Ministry of Corporate Affairs Dr Farooq Abdullah Ministry of New and Renewable Energy S Jaipal Reddy Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Kamal Nath Ministry of Urban Development Vayalar Ravi Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs; Civil Aviation Ambika Soni Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Mallikarjun Kharge Ministry of Labour and Employment Kapi

Current Affairs July 2011 - 2

Who has been appointed as Chairman of Alcatel-Lucent for its India operations? Arun Seth Which French tyre maker is all set to start production in Chennai unit? Michelin Which French cement gaint has been allowed to mine for limestone in Meghalaya's East Khasi hills by Supreme Court? Lafarge The death of which film maker could be remembered as 'Siddheswari' won the national award for Best documentary film in 1989? Mani Kaul Which spiritual leader celebrated his 76th Birthday recently? Dalai Lama Which country is set to role out 1st phase of National internet in August at 8Mb for home users? Iran Approximately how much hectares of land in India is under organic certification as on March 2010? 4.4 million hectares Who has been appointed as Manager of West Indies Under-19 cricket team? Courtney Walsh After battling with cancer which British actress died recently? Anna Massey Where has Posco planned Rs.52,000 crore project in India? Orrisa, Jagatsing

2011 ATP Top 10 Rankings as on 11th July 2011

Ranking Player Name ATP Points 1 Novak Djokovic 13,155 2 Rafael Nadal 11,270 3 Roger Fedrer 9,230 4 Andy Murray 6,855 5 Robin Soderling 4,325 6 David Ferrer 4,150 7 Gael Monfils 2,755 8 Tomas Berdych 2,470 9 Mardy Fish 2,435 10 Andy Roddick 2,110

List of Public Sector Banks in India

Allahabad Bank Andhra Bank Bank of Baroda Bank of India Bank of Maharashtra Canara Bank Central Bank of India Corporation Bank Dena Bank Indian Bank Indian Overseas Bank Oriental Bank of Commerce Punjab National Bank Punjab and Sind Bank State Bank of India Syndicate Bank UCO Bank Union Bank of India United Bank of India Vijaya Bank Tamil Nadu Mercantile Bank Limited IDBI Bank UP Agro Bank Corporation Limited Subsidiaries of State Bank of India : State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur State Bank of Mysore State Bank of Hyderabad State Bank of Patiala State Bank of Travancore State Bank of Saurashtra and State Bank of Indore merged with SBI

Chief Ministers of India

State Chief Minister Andhra Pradesh Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy Arunachal Pradesh Nabam Tuki Assam Tarun Kumar Gogoi Bihar Nitish Kumar Chhattisgarh Raman Singh New Delhi Sheila Dikshit Goa Digambar Kamat Gujarat Narendra Modi Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda Himachal Pradesh Prem Kumar Dhumal Jammu & Kashmir Omar Abdulla Jharkhand Arjun Munda Karnataka D.V.Sadananda Gowda Kerala Oommen Chandy Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chauhan Maharashtra Prithviraj Chavan Manipur Okram Ibobi Singh Meghalaya Mukul Sangma Mizoram Lal Thanhawla Nagaland Neiphiu Rio Orissa Naveen Patnaik Puducherry N.Rangaswammy Punjab Prakash Singh Badal Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot Sikkim Prakash Kumar Chamling Tamil Nadu J.Jayalalithaa Tripura Manik Sarkar UttaraKhand B.C.Khanduri Uttar Pradesh Mayawati West Bengal Mamata Banerjee

Current Affairs July 2011

Who clinched his maiden Wimbledon 2011 title? Novak Djokovic At what value has Maruti Suzuki donated its engine and powertrain for educational institutions? Rs.1.5 crore Which Indian cricket bowler joined the 100 test wicket taker club? Ishant Sharma Who has been elected as first woman Prime Minister of Thailand? Yingluck Shinawatra Where is the 3-day International Leather Fair 2011 scheduled on July 28th is to be held? Delhi Which former Union minister passed away recently? Chaturanan Mishra Who becomes the first left-hander woman Wimbledon title winner since Martina Navratilova in 1990? Petra Kvitova What is the public offer made by Zynga Inc? $1 billion BSE is all set to halt trade if Sensex moves at what percent in a day during July-September? 20% What is the name of interim committee framed by Sri Lanka? SriLanka Cricket Which state in India is all set to give Bhagwt Gita as lessons starting July? Madhya Pradesh Which former IMF chief was released

Wimbledon Open 2011 Results


Current Affairs June 2011 - 3

Which country's parliament has approved nuclear shutdown by 2022? Germany What rank does Saina Nehwal hold after the recently concluded Indonesian Open? 6th Who is to take charge of Union home secretary role after GK Pillai's retirement? RK Singh Who has been elected as chief coach for Indian men's hockey team? Michael Jack Nobbs Which country's stock exchange is to scrap 90-minute lunch break for trading from August 1st 2011? Singapore Exchange (SGX) Who knocked out Roger Federer from Wimbledon 2011? Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Which airlines has banned babies from first-class cabins? Malaysian Airlines Which country jailed 13 people for demanding for better pay? Oman Name the co-founder of twitter who quit recently? Biz Stone Which google feature is likely to over take Facebook? Google + Who has been named 1st woman IMF chief? France's Christine Lagarde Who has been appointed as Indian ambassador to Kuwait? Satish C Mehta Who along with

5th Vijay Awards

Best Actor Vikram (Ravanan) Best Actress Anjali (Angadi Theru) Best Villian Rajinikanth (Endhiran) Best Comedian Santhanam (Boss Engira Baskaran) Best Director Vasantha Balan (Angadi Theru) Best Story, Screenplay Prabhu Solomon (Myna) Best Music Director AR Rahman (Vinnai Thandi Varuvaya) Best Singer (Male) Vijay Prakash (Hosanna) Best Singer (Female) Shreya Ghosal (Mannipaya) Best Lyricist Vairamuthu (Thenmerku Paruvakatru) Best Team Mynaa Best Film Angadi Theru Sivaji Ganesan Award K Balachandar Lifetime Achievement Award Sundaram (Dance Master) Social Responsibility Award Lawrence

Technology News or Update June 2011

Huawei Technologies unveiled a tablet computer, MediaPad Nokia's smartphone to sport Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 mobile OS is nicknamed the " Sea Ray " Sony Ericsson announced two new Android smartphones Xperia Ray and the Xperia Active . Both run Android 2.3, aka " Gingerbread ," and use the Mobile Bravia Engine iPhone 5 to be launched in September 2011 Nokia N9 smartphone on MeeGo platform launched featuring 1GHz ARM Cortex A-8 processor, 8 megapixel auto focus camera with Carl Zeiss optics, dual LED flash and 28mm lens Mozilla launches Browser version 5 Sony Vaio Z 13inch launched in Europe Microsoft puts Office in the 'could Apple unveils iCloud , an online music storage service Microsoft's IE 9 is now available in 53 additional languages including 11 Indian regional languages (Assame, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu) Microsoft unveils Windows 8 for tablets Apple's iWo

5th Vijay Awards

Best Actor Vikram (Ravanan) Best Actress Anjali (Angadi Theru) Best Villian Rajinikanth (Endhiran) Best Comedian Santhanam (Boss Engira Baskaran) Best Director Vasantha Balan (Angadi Theru) Best Story, Screenplay Prabhu Solomon (Myna) Best Music Director AR Rahman (Vinnai Thandi Varuvaya) Best Singer (Male) Vijay Prakash (Hosanna) Best Singer (Female) Shreya Ghosal (Mannipaya) Best Lyricist Vairamuthu (Thenmerku Paruvakatru) Best Team Mynaa Best Film Angadi Theru Sivaji Ganesan Award K Balachandar Lifetime Achievement Award Sundaram (Dance Master) Social Responsibility Award Lawrence