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

Who has been elected as president of BCCI? N.Srinivasan 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? Ramya 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? Onion Who has bee re-elected as chief of Karnataka Milk Federation? G.Somashekara Reddy In which country the Indian Council for Cultural Relations is

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 th

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? Australia 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 r

Jnanpith Award Winners updated September 2011

Name Year Language Title G.Sankara Kurup 1965 Malayalam Odakkuzhal(Flute) Tarashankar Bandopadhyaya 1966 Bengali Ganadevta Kuppali Venkatappagowda Puttappa(Kuvempu) 1967 Kannada Sri Ramayana Darshanam Umashankar Joshi 1967 Gujarati Nishitha Sumitranandan Pant 1968 Hindi Chidambara Firaq Gorakhpuri 1969 Urdu Gul-e-Naghma Vishwanatha Satyanarayana 1970 Telugu Ramayana Kalpavrikshamu Bishnu Dey 1971 Bengali Smriti Satta Bhavishyat Ramdhari Singh Dinkar 1972 Hindi Urvashi Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre 1973 Kannada Nakutanthi(Four Strings) Gopinath Mohanty 1973 Oriya Paraja Vishnu Sakhram Khandekar 1974 Marathi Yayati P.V.Akilan 1975 Tamil Chittrappavai Ashapurna Devi 1976 Bengali Pratham Pratisruti K.Shivaram Karanth 1977 Kannada Mookajjiya Kanasugalu(Mookajjis Dreams S.H.Vatsyayan 'Ajneya' 1978 Hindi Kitni Naon Men Kitni bar(How many times in many boats?) Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya 1979 Assamese Mrityunjay(Immortal) S.K.Pottekkat 1980 Malayalam Oru Desathinte

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? Mahishasura 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? Elephant 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? Exhibition Which king started Dasara exhibition first? Chamaraja Wodeyar 10 Which sport is famous during dasara and attra

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 Engin

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? UK 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? B.C.Khanduri 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? Facebook 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? India Who

US Open 2011 Results

Category Winner Men's Singles Novak Djokovic Women's Single Samantha Stosur Men's Doubles Jurgen Melzer & Philip Petzschner Women's Doubles Liezel Huber & Lisa Raymond Mixed Doubles Melanie Oudin & Jack Sock

Current Affairs September 2011 - 3

Which middle-east country is set to invest in Indian markets? Iran Which country's court has banned Samsung tablet computer? Germany 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? SAP Which country has qualified for Euro 2012 finals after winning over Liechtenstein? Spain 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 Asi

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

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 Com

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?

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 Oasis A large mass of ice floating in the sea is called Iceberg Snow storms are also called Blizzards A group of islands is called Archipelago A triangular shaped alluvial tract formed at the mouth of the river is called Delta The vast layer of air which surrounds the earth on which we live is called Atmosphere The molten material which exists below the solid rock is called Magma The alluvial tract of land between two adjacent rivers is called a Doab

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)? Uzbekistan 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? 10.05% 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:

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 Fou

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 Magicbricks.com 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 -nwg.gov.in Which university conferred M.S.Dhoni with an honorary doctorate for his exemplary leadersh

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? 1952 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? 8% 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?

World President - 3

COUNTRY PRESIDENT Cameroon Paul Biya Central African Republic Francois Bozize Chad Idriss Deby Chile Sebastian Pinera China Hu Jintao Colombia Juan Manuel Santos Comoros Lkililou Dhoinine Costa Rica Laura Chinchilla Cuba 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