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Current Affairs September 2011 - (7) for bank,ias,upsc exams

Who has been elected as president of BCCI?

Who has been appointed as IPL Chief?
Rajiv Shukla

Which UAE college has Birla Institure of Technology is set to operate?
Royal College of Applied Science and Technology

Which sandalwood female actor is set to contest for Youth Congress chief post?

Which kannada poet has been selected for Knanpith Award, India's highest literary honour?
Chandrashekhara Kambar

Which two Hindi authors have been chosen for India's highest literary honour Jnanpith Award for 2009?
Shrilal Shukla and Amar Kant

What and which European nation credit rating has been downgraded by S&P?
From A+/A-1+ to A/A-1, Italy

Which service has Google opened to all taking fight to Facebook?
Google Plus

In order to help farmers and push retail prices ban on which product export has been lifted recently?

Who has bee re-elected as chief of Karnataka Milk Federation?
G.Somashekara Reddy

In which country the Indian Council for Cultural Relations is set to inaugurate th…

ICC's new changes or amendments for Test,ODI and Twenty-20 Cricket from October 1st 2011

Two balls in one-day match
Two balls, instead of one will be used in each innings of a match in One-day International

Obstructing the field
'Obstructing the field', on appeal from the fielding team while a batsman is running between the wickets could be given out provided he has not significantly changed his direction of running and also umpire feels that by some other actions it is clear that the batsman has intended to obstruct the field. To decide this, the on-field umpires could consult the third umpire.

Powerplays in 50-over format
Total number of powerplay overs remain at 20 per innings with first 10 mandatory, second and third to be taken between 16th and 40th Over

Runner for a batsman
Runner for a batsman shall not be permitted in any formats of the game

Retiring hurt or Returning
Unless 9 wickets are down, injured or ill batsman has the option of retiring hurt and returning to bat at a later stage as per the need

Injured or Ill player
Calculation of the period for which an…

Business Quiz - (12) for MBA exams, competitive exams

The brand of soaps "Ariel" is manufactured by
i) Godrej Soaps ii) ITC iii) Hindustan Unilever Ltd. iv) Procter and Gamble

'MRF' is a brand of
i) Cars ii) Buses iii) Trucks iv) Tyres

'Beetal' telephone equipments are products of
i) Siemens ii) Tata Phones iii) Crompton Greaves iv) Bharati Telecom

'Mangaldeep Agarbatti' is a product of which company?
i) Wipro ii) ITC iii) Hindustan Unilever iv) Tata

The detergent 'Tide' is manufactured by which company?
i) Godrej ii) Procter and Gamble iii) ITC iv) Hindustan Unilever

'Dettol' is a product of which company?
i) Ranbaxy ii) Johnson and Johnson iii) Reckitt-Beneckiser iv) Hindustan Unilever

Raymond belongs to
i) Birlas ii) Tatas iii) Singhania Group iv) Wadias

'Lets make things better' is associated with
i) Sony ii) BPL iii) Philips iv) Videocon

Current Affairs September 2011 - (6) for bank,ias,upsc exams

What is the percentage of Dearness Allowance hike announced by Government and it is effective from which date?
7% and 1st July 2011

Which Country now allows transgender option in passports?

Expand ICBC. Which bank from Mainland, China has set up shop in India?
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Which 3 technology major are planning advertisement sale?
Yahoo, AOL and Microsoft

Who has been appointed as British Deputy Commissioner representing United Kingdom in Karnataka?
Ian Felton

What is the CRR, Repo and Reverse Repo Rate as on 16th September 2011?
CRR - 6.00%, Repo - 8.25% and Reverse Repo - 7.25%

Which company bagged two awards for Jaguar and Land Rover from Autoweek at the Frankfurt Motor Show?
Tata Motors

In which part of India has new species of frog found?
Western ghats

What is the limitation on SMSes have TRAI imposed per day per sim from 27th of September 2011?
100 per day from per SIM

Who took over as CEO and MD of ONGC Videsh Ltd.?
Dinesh K.Sarraf

What rank did Rahul Dravid …

Jnanpith Award Winners updated September 2011

NameYearLanguageTitleG.Sankara Kurup1965MalayalamOdakkuzhal(Flute)Tarashankar Bandopadhyaya1966BengaliGanadevtaKuppali Venkatappagowda Puttappa(Kuvempu)1967KannadaSri Ramayana DarshanamUmashankar Joshi1967GujaratiNishithaSumitranandan Pant1968HindiChidambaraFiraq Gorakhpuri1969UrduGul-e-NaghmaVishwanatha Satyanarayana1970TeluguRamayana KalpavrikshamuBishnu Dey1971BengaliSmriti Satta BhavishyatRamdhari Singh Dinkar1972HindiUrvashiDattatreya Ramachandra Bendre1973KannadaNakutanthi(Four Strings)Gopinath Mohanty1973OriyaParajaVishnu Sakhram Khandekar1974MarathiYayatiP.V.Akilan1975TamilChittrappavaiAshapurna Devi1976BengaliPratham PratisrutiK.Shivaram Karanth1977KannadaMookajjiya Kanasugalu(Mookajjis DreamsS.H.Vatsyayan 'Ajneya'1978HindiKitni Naon Men Kitni bar(How many times in many boats?)Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya1979AssameseMrityunjay(Immortal)S.K.Pottekkat1980MalayalamOru Desathinte Katha(Story of a Land)Amrita Pritam1981PunjabiKagaj te CanvasMahadevi Varma1982HindiYamaMaasti…

Dasara or Dussehra or Navaratri Quiz

What is the significance of Vijayadashmi?

It denotes the victory of truth over the evil

Which Asura was killed on Vijayadashmi?


Who killed Mahishasura?

Goddess Chamundeshwari

During which era celebration of Dasara festival began?

Vijayanagar Kingdom

Who was the first king from Wodeyar family to perform the puja during Dasara?

Raja Wodeyar

Where is Chamundehswari temple located in Karnataka?

Chamundi Hills, Mysore

By what name Dasara procession is famous?

Jamboo Savari

Which animal will be the centre of attraction during Dasara festival?


Which god is worshipped during Dasara festival?

Goddess Durga

Who currently holds the Durbar/Darbar during dasara festival?

Srikantadatta Narasimharaj Wodeyar

Which tree will be worshipped during Dasara festival?

Banni Tree (Shami Tree/Prosopsis Spicegera)

What is the centre of attraction during dasara festival?


Which king started Dasara exhibition first?

Chamaraja Wodeyar 10

Which sport is famous during dasara and attracts many sportsmen?


Science Quiz - 11

Acoustics Study of Sounds Anthropology Mental and Physical states of mankind Bionics Sensory perception of birds Conchology Shells Cytogenetics Cell formation Gerentology Old age Hydroponics Culture of plants without soil Iconography Teaching by models Ornithology Study of birds

Indian History - 8

Who compiled Adigranth?
i) Guru Teg Bahadur ii) Guru Nanak iii) Guru Arjun Dev iv) Guru Govind Singh

Shivaji festival was organised by
i) Gokhale ii) Gandhiji iii) Savarkar iv) Tilak

Magna Carta was signed in 1215A.D by
i) King John II ii) Victoria iii) Napoleon iv) Elizabeth

The first Viceroy of India was
i) Warren Hastings ii) Rajaji iii) Lord Mount Batten iv) Lord Canning

Doctrine of Lapse was introduced by
i) Lord Rippon ii) Warren Hastings iii) Lord Dalhousie iv) Lord Corn Wallis

The French revolution took place in the year
i) 1545 ii) 1789 iii) 1548 iv) 1776

The main occupation of Aryans was
i) Sea Trade ii) Hunting iii) Small and Cottage industry iv) Agriculture

The metals used by the Indus Valley people were
i) Gold and Silver ii) Lead iii) Copper and Tin iv) All of these

Current Affairs September 2011 - 5

Which cricketer was conferred the Spirit of Cricket Award?
Mahinder Singh Dhoni

What has Chief Minister Narendra Modi launched to promote entrepreneurship under the guidance of N.R.Narayan Murthy?
International Centre for Enterpreneurship and Technology (iCreate)

At what percent does Industrial Growth stand as on July 2011?
3.3 per cent

Which IPO proposal was cleared by SEBI recently?
Multi-Commodity Exchange (MCX)

Which award was O.P.Munjal conferred by Ludhiana Management Association (LMA) recently?
Life Time Achievement Award for 2010

Name the processor launched by AMD which has created the Guinness World Record for the Highest Frequency of a Computer Processor.
AMD FX CPU, 8.429GHz

Where is the Hockey Champions Trophy re-scheduled for 2011?
New Zealand

Who won the men's singles Tennis tournament US Open 2011?
Novak Djokovic

Which entrance examination system is all set to go online from next year in India as decided by the Central Board of Secondary Education?
All India Engineering Entrance E…

63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011

Drama series Mad men Comedy series Modern family Actor in a comedy series Jim Parsons (the big bang theory) Actress in a comedy series Melissa Mccarthy (Mike & Molly) Supporting actor in a comedy series Ty burrell (Modern Family) Supporting actress in a comedy series Julie Bowen (Modern Family) Best miniseries or tv movie Downton Abbey Actress in a miniseries movie Kate Winslet (Mildred Pierce) Reality competition program The Amazing Race Best variety, music or comedy series The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Directing for a Comedy series Michael Spiller (Modern Family) Writing for a Comedy series Steve Levitan & Jeffrey Richman (Modern Family) Directing for a Drama series Martin Scorsese (Boardwalk Empire)

World President - 4

Cyprus Dimitris Christofias Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus Djiouti Ismail Omar Guelleh Dominica Nicholas Liverpool Dominican Republic Leonel Fernandez East Timor Jose Ramos-Horta Ecuador Rafael Correa

Taglines of Engineering Companies

ABG Shipyard Ltd. Where the Future belongs Akar Tools Ltd. The Ultimate Grip BEML Ltd. New Frontier New Dreams Best & Crompton Engineering. Ltd. Future Technologies,Today Burnpur Cement Ltd. Exploring new horizons Era Infra Engineering Ltd. Believe in Difference Finolex Cables Ltd. gets people together Ingersoll Rand Inspiring Progress IVRCL Infrastructures and Projects Ltd. We make it happen

Current Affairs September 2011 - 4

Name the CEO of Tata Motors who quit recently.
Carl-Peter Forster

Which country has lifted ban on gays to donate blood?

Who is in race to become CEO of Yahoo?
Rapper Snoop Dogg

When and where India's First Film Museum is set to be ready for inauguration?
2013 in Mumbai

Name the diesel versions of Etios launched by Toyota.
Entry-level Etios sedan and Compact car Etios Liva

Who is all set to be Chief Minister of Uttarakhand?

Name the economy, trade and industry minister who resigned in Japan's 8-day old Government.
Yoshio Hachiro

India's finance ministry has launched its page on which social networking site?

Which mode of exam has Delhi University is set to scarp instead adopt Common Admission Test(CAT)?
Faculty of Management Studies

Name the weather satellite ISRO is set to launch with Indo-French collaboration on 12th October 2011.
Megha Tropiques

Who won the hockey Asian Champions Trophy against Pakistan?

Who won the Italian Grand Prix 2011?
Sebastian …

US Open 2011 Results

CategoryWinnerMen's SinglesNovak DjokovicWomen's SingleSamantha StosurMen's DoublesJurgen Melzer & Philip PetzschnerWomen's DoublesLiezel Huber & Lisa RaymondMixed DoublesMelanie Oudin & Jack Sock

Current Affairs September 2011 - 3

Which middle-east country is set to invest in Indian markets?

Which country's court has banned Samsung tablet computer?

Which hockey tournament has been moved out of India as FIH is unhappy with the sport being run by 2 bodies - Hockey India and Indian Hockey Federation?
Champions Trophy Hockey tournament

Which country-men and who won the men's 5000 metre world title at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu?
Britian's Mo Farah

Name the architect who designed 133-foot Thiruvalluvar statue in Kanyakumari passed away recently.
V.Ganapati Sthapati

Which Indian-American elected as the governor of a US state filed his re-election papers?
Bobby Jindal

Which ERP platform has IBM decided to implement at Automotive Axles?

Which country has qualified for Euro 2012 finals after winning over Liechtenstein?

How many items has been announced by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as duty free from Bangladesh?
61 items

Which 2 Hockey teams matches were drawn in Asian Championship Tr…

Some Banking Terms

Cash: Cash refers to money in the physical form of currency, such as banknotes and coins.

Notational Money: The notional money is a financial instrument, the nominal or face amount that is used to calculate payments made on that instrument

Cheque: A cheque is a document or instrument that orders a payment of money from a bank account.

Electronic Fund Transfer: Electronic Fund Transfer or EFT is the electronic exchange or transfer of money from one account to another, either within a single financial institution or across multiple institutions with usage of computer

Plastic Money: Plastic money is a term that is used predominantly in reference to the hard plastic cards we use everyday in place of actual bank notes

Debit Card: A debit card is a plastic card that provides the cardholder electronic access to his or her bank account at a financial institution

Credit Card: A credit card is a small plastic card issued to users as a system of payment. It allows its holder to buy goods and services …

Winners and Runner up of Construction Week Awards 2011

Sustainable Project of the Year Winner: Sobha Developers Runner-Up: Ackruti City Limited Jury Special Commendation: Ramky Infrastructure Limited Commercial Project of the Year Winner: Express Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd Runner-Up: Oberoi Realty Ltd Roads and Highways Project of the Year Winner: AFCONS Infrastructure Ltd (AFCONS) Jury Special Commendation: HCC Ltd Contractor of the Year Editorial Choice Award: Ramky Infrastructure Airport Project of the Year Editorial Choice Award: GMR Group Research & Development Innovation Award Winner: Karnataka State Police Housing Corporation Runner-up: Mahindra Construction Equipment Corporate Social Responsibility Award Winner: Punj Lloyd Runner Up: Ramky Infrastructure Limited Seaport Project of the Year Winner: Marg Group Tower Project of the Year Winner: Vascon Engineers Runner up: Godrej Properties Ltd Residential Project of the Year Winner: TATA Housing Runner-Up: Ambuja Realty Jury Special Commendation: Kalpataru Engineering Company of the…

Current Affairs September 2011 - 2

Which cricketer has been ruled out of ODI series against England due to fracture?
Rohit Sharma

Name the Calcutta High Court judge who resigned recently.
Justice Soumitra Sen

Which Golf League is scheduled to start on 4th September 2011?
Touche Golf League (TCL)

Name the cable TV service recently launched in Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation

Which country is all set to hold Nobel Quiz in Bangalore on 10th September 2011?
Sweden (Sweden-India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2011)

Which country has approved for a 3-month extension of a state of emergency?
Trinidad and Tobago

Who has set a world record of 37.04 seconds for the men's 4*100 meter relay title?
Usain Bolt

Which automobile major is eying to regain No.1 rank in India by 2015?
Mercedes Benz

Who won the Golf European Masters title 2011?
Thomas Bjorn

Which hollywood-based Indian filmmaker died of cardiac arrest recently?
Jarmohan Mundhra

Which major bill was cleared by the Union Cabinet on 5th September 2011 in India?
Land acquisition bill


Taglines of Consumer Durable Companies

Bajaj Electricals Ltd. Inspiring Trust Balkrishna Industries Ltd. Growing Together Fedders Lloyd Corporation Ltd. Live the Future Haier Appliances (India) Private Ltd. Inspired Living Khaitan Electricals ltd. The name is enough Onida Designed with you in mind Polar Industries Ltd. Winds of Change Polygenta Technologies Ltd. This way Videocon Industries Ltd. Experience change Voltamp Transformers Ltd. The Power of Industry Whirlpool Of India Ltd. Sensing the Difference

General Knowledge for School Kids - 13

A fertile land in the midst of a desert is called

A large mass of ice floating in the sea is called

Snow storms are also called

A group of islands is called

A triangular shaped alluvial tract formed at the mouth of the river is called

The vast layer of air which surrounds the earth on which we live is called

The molten material which exists below the solid rock is called

The alluvial tract of land between two adjacent rivers is called a

Completion of Sentences - 2

I wish I _____ her, now.
i) will meet ii) met iii) have met iv) meet

None are watched but by ______ fault.
i) one's ii) his iii) our iv) their

Let us have some tea now, _____ we?
i) shall ii) do iii) aren't iv) will

If he ____ honest, we could appoint him.
i) were ii) was iii) is iv) will be

He was wrongly charged ____ murder.
i) of ii) about iii) with iv) for

I was fed up ____ eating the same bread and butter.
i) of ii) in iii) at iv) with

He ____ in life by dint of hard work.
i) came up ii) came in iii) came out iv) came off

Why do you worry ____ such small things?
i) about ii) in iii) of iv) at

Current Affairs September 2011

Expand ITBP. (Hint: Police)
Indo-Tibetan Border Police

Who has been appointed as chief of ITBP?
Ranjit Sinha

Which country showcased Central Asia's high-speed train (254km per hour)?

Which three Japanese electronics giant are set to merge small and medium- sized display businesses for smartphones and tablet computers?
Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi

Who was awarded with German's top honour, silver laurel leaf?
Dirk Nowitzi

What is the food inflation for the week ended August 20th 2011?

Which Korean consumer electronics re-entered Indian notebook market after a gap of 2 and half years?
LG Electronics

Name the version of Windows Operating System that Microsoft is about to launch.
Windows 8

Which K.K.Birla company is temporarily closed due to shortage of naptha, a raw material needed to manufacture agricultural fertilizers?
Zuari Industries Limited

Mention the value of exports and imports as on July 2011.
Exports: USD 29.3 billion Imports: USD 40.4 billion

Who was conferred wi…

HR Excellence Awards 2011

HR Excellence Gold Award The Royal College of Nursing HR Director of the Year Catherine Taylor, HR director, Mercedes-Benz UK Joint Best HR Teams Private Sector: 
Royal College of Nursing and ATS Euromaster Best HR Team Public/Voluntary Sector: 
Broadway Homelessness and Support Rising Star Jo Sims, group head of HR, Access Most People Focused CEO Private Sector: 
Ian Powell, chairman, PwC Most People Focused CEO Public/Voluntary Sector: 
Marius Frank, CEO, Asdan Outstanding Employee Engagement Strategy McDonald's Best Talent Management Strategy Capgemini Best Learning and Development Strategy Wates Group Most Successful Change Management Programme Amey Health and Wellbeing Award Royal College of Nursing Most Innovative Use of Technology River Island Most Effective Use of Internal Communications ATS Euromaster Most Effective Benefits Strategy RS Components Most Effective Recruitment and Retention LV= Best Workforce Diversity Strategy Heart of England 
NHS Foundation Trust Best use of C…

Current Affairs August 2011 - 9

Who has been appointed as Nepal Prime Minister?
Dr.Baburam Bhattarai

Which sector has given the go signal by RBI to open banks?
Corporate sectors like Tata, Adithya Brila Group Mahindra and Mahindra etc.

Which Index launched by has been rated No.1 property portal?
PropIndex, the India Apartment Index

Which ace hockey wizard's birth anniversary is celebrated as World Sports Day on 29th August?
Dhyan Chand

What was the traded value of derivative contracts on S&P 500 futures, S&P options and DJIA futures on its launch date(28th August 2011)?
Rs.122 crore

Who won the Belgian Grand Prix?
Sebastian Vettel

Which hollywood movie is set to be shot in Sarojini Nagar, Delhi and Navagam town near Ahmedabad in India?
James Bond movie - Bond 23

Which National website has changed its url after a suspected hacking attempt?
National Security Gaurd

Which university conferred M.S.Dhoni with an honorary doctorate for his exemplary leadership quality?
De Montfort Universit…

Teachers Day Quiz

Which day is celebrated as Teacher's Day?

5th of September

What is the importance of Teacher's Day in India?

This day commemorates the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

When was Dr.Radhakrishnan born?

5th September 1888

When did Dr.Radhakrishnan become the first vice president of India?


Who was the second President of India?

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Which day is celebrated as World's Teachers day?

October 5th

What is the significance of World Teacher's Day?

Ever since importance of teachers has been recognized by UNESCO by adopting "Recommendation concerning the status of teachers", World Teacher's Day has been celebrated on October 5th

Current Affairs August 2011 - 8

What is the growth forecast (in percentage) for 2011-12 as per RBI?

Which hurricane has forced New York state governor to declare emergency?
Hurricane Irene

Which minister do not have power to allot land as per Supreme Court?
Chief Minister

Which space research course(Master degree) has been launched by University of Pondicherry recently?
Master of Science Astrophysics

Which legendary singer was conferred with Pazhassi Raja award for 2011?
Lata Mangeshkar

Name the Japanese Prime Minister who resigned recently.
Naoto Kan

Name the derivative contracts that NSE has launched to trade in India from 29th August 2011.
Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500

Who has been hired as CEO of AMD who earlier served as COO of Lenevo?
Rory Read

Name the all-India Junior champions who were felicitated for their historic bronze medal winning performance for India at the Nomura Cup in Fiji.
S.Chikkarangappa and Khalin Joshi

Which company has entered into coldchain consultancy segment recently?
Ingersoll Rand


World President - 3


Paul BiyaCentral African Republic
Francois BozizeChad
Idriss DebyChile
Sebastian PineraChina
Hu JintaoColombia
Juan Manuel SantosComoros
Lkililou DhoinineCosta Rica
Laura ChinchillaCuba
Raul Castro

Business and its Owner

Business Owner/Group Cafe Coffee Day V.G.Siddhartha Barista MD Ravi Deol Pantaloons Future Bazaar Provogue Salil Chaturvedi Shoppers Stop K.Raheja Corp Group Murjani Group Vijay Murjani McDonalds James A.Skinner Tanishq Tata Industries Bigbazzar Part of Future Group and 
wholly owned subsidiary of 
Pantaloon Retail India