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Current Affairs July 2011 - 5

Which company recently unveiled smallest data center?

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?

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?

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, 2-1

Which shuttle undocked for the final t…

Science Quiz for school kids (10)

What is the scientific name of wall Lizard?

Who is the father of Indian surgery?

What is the study of Bird called?

What is the other name for vitamin B?

Which disease is caused by hyperthyroidism?

How many teeth does cow have?

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


Hamid KarzaiAlbania
Bamir TopiAlgeria
Abdelaziz BouteflikaAngola
Jose Eduardo dos SantosArgentina
Cristina Fernandez de KirchnerArmenia
Serzh SargsyanAustria
Heinz FischerAzerbaijan
Iiham Aliyev

Annual Country Awards for Achievement for India 2011

Best Bank, Best Cash Management Bank, 
Best Trade Finance 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
Best Foreign Commercial Bank
Standard Chartered Bank
Best Foreign Investment Bank
Citi Bank

World Education Awards 2011

Best Public Choice Award for
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
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
eCAMPUS Web based Distance Education ERP
Mahendra Educational Pvt. Ltd.
Test Prep…

Current Affairs July 2011 - 4

Who won the British Grand Prix 2011?

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?

Airtel has inked deal with which company for IT solutions to African employees?

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 reshuffle 2011?
Beni Prasad Verma

Who has been …

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

PostionMovie1Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part-22Transformers:Dark of the Moon3Horrible Bosses4Zookeeper5Cars 26Winnie the Pooh7Bad Teacher8Larry Crowne9Super 810Midnight 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?


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?


Who won the MotoGP German Grand Prix 2011?

Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team)

Which country won the Snooker World Cup 2011 after 15 years?


Current Affairs July 2011 - 3

Which social networking site has gained 2nd rank in USA?

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?

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?

Which job-starved state in India has…

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

Name of the BankCMDBase RateAllahabad BankS.A.Panse10.25%Andhra BankC.V.R.Rajendran10.25%Bank of BarodaS.S.Mundra10.25%Bank of IndiaV.R.Iyer10%Bank of MaharashtraSushil Muhnot 10.25%Canara BankR.K.Dubey10.25%Central bank of IndiaRajeev Rishi10%Corporation BankSadhu Ram Bansal10.25%Dena BankAshwini Kumar10.20%IDBI BankM.S.Raghavan10.25%Indian BankT.M.Bhasin10.25%Indian Overseas BankM.Narendra10.25%Oriental Bank of CommerceS.L.Bansal10.25%Punjab National BankK.R.Kamath10%Punjab and Sind BankD.P.Singh10.25%State Bank of HyderabadM.Bhagavantha Rao, MD 10%State Bank of IndiaArundhati Bhattacharya9.50%State Bank of MysoreSharad Sharma, MD9.75%State Bank of PatialaRamesh Rangan, MD10%State Bank of TravancoreJeevandas Narayan, MD9.50%Syndicate bankSudhir Kumar Jain10.25%UCO BankArun Kaul 10%Union Bank of IndiaArun Tiwari10.25%United Bank of IndiaArchana Bargava10.25%Vijaya BankV.Kannan10.25%
Base Rate:(as of July 2011)

Cabinet Ministers as on July 2011

NameDepartmentDr.Manmohan SinghPrime Minister,Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Ministry of Planning, Department of Atomic Energy
Department of SpacePranab MukherjeeFinanceSharad PawarMinistry of Agriculture and Food Processing IndustriesA K AnthonyMinistry of DefenceP.ChidambaramMinistry of Home affairsS M KrishnaMinistry of External AffairsVirbhadra SinghMinistry of Micro, Small and Medium EnterprisesVilasrao DeshmukhMinistry of Science and Technology and Earth SciencesGhulam Nabi AzadMinistry of Health and Family WelfareSushil Kumar ShindeMinistry of PowerM Veerappa MoilyMinistry of Corporate AffairsDr Farooq AbdullahMinistry of New and Renewable EnergyS Jaipal ReddyMinistry of Petroleum and Natural GasKamal NathMinistry of Urban DevelopmentVayalar RaviMinistry of Overseas Indian Affairs; Civil AviationAmbika SoniMinistry of Information and BroadcastingMallikarjun KhargeMinistry of Labour and EmploymentKapil SibalMinistry of Human Resource Development

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?

Which French cement gaint has been allowed to mine for limestone in Meghalaya's East Khasi hills by Supreme Court?

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?

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, Jagatsinghpur

Which company is all set to acqu…

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

StateChief MinisterAndhra PradeshNallari Kiran Kumar ReddyArunachal PradeshNabam TukiAssamTarun Kumar GogoiBiharNitish KumarChhattisgarhRaman SinghNew DelhiSheila DikshitGoaDigambar KamatGujaratNarendra ModiHaryanaBhupinder Singh HoodaHimachal PradeshPrem Kumar DhumalJammu & KashmirOmar AbdullaJharkhandArjun MundaKarnatakaD.V.Sadananda GowdaKeralaOommen ChandyMadhya PradeshShivraj Singh ChauhanMaharashtraPrithviraj ChavanManipurOkram Ibobi SinghMeghalayaMukul SangmaMizoramLal ThanhawlaNagalandNeiphiu RioOrissaNaveen PatnaikPuducherryN.RangaswammyPunjabPrakash Singh BadalRajasthanAshok GehlotSikkimPrakash Kumar ChamlingTamil NaduJ.JayalalithaaTripuraManik SarkarUttaraKhandB.C.KhanduriUttar PradeshMayawatiWest BengalMamata 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?

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?

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 without bail in New York?


Wimbledon Open 2011 Results

Men's Singles
Men's Double
Women's Double
Mixed Doubles

Current Affairs June 2011 - 3

Which country's parliament has approved nuclear shutdown by 2022?

What rank does Saina Nehwal hold after the recently concluded Indonesian Open?

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?

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 Elena has entered Wimbledon 2011 quarterfinals?

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
Best Film
Angadi Theru
Sivaji Ganesan Award
K Balachandar
Lifetime Achievement Award
Sundaram (Dance Master)
Social Responsibility Award

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 iWork app which includes Keynote, Page…

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
Best Film
Angadi Theru
Sivaji Ganesan Award
K Balachandar
Lifetime Achievement Award
Sundaram (Dance Master)
Social Responsibility Award