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Current Affairs for MBA, 29th November 2011

Name the Jnanpith award winning Assame litterateur who died recently.
Indira Goswami

Name the American Airlines parent who have filed for bankruptcy in the US.
AMR Corp

Which country's IT companies are set to ban emails in office?

Which painter's documentary is set to be screened at the 42nd International Film Festival of India?
M.F.Husain's documentary

Name the Formula One world champion who is set to return to Formula One racing in 2012.
Kimi Raikkonen

Name the Multi-purpose vehicle that Maruti is set to unveil at the Delhi Auto Expo in January 2012.
Ertiga (which means 3 rows in Indonesia)

Which university has bagged 'Best Usage Award' among Indian Universities for 2010 from Springer eBooks and e-Journals?
Bharathidasan University

BCCI Awards 2010-11winners list

Col.C.K.Naydu Lifetime Achievement Award
Ajit Wadekar

Polly Umrigar Award
Rahul Dravid

Madhavrao Scindia Award(Highest scorer in Ranji Trophy 2010-11)
S.Badrinath (922 runs in 9 matches, inclusive of 4 100's and 4 50's)

Madhavrao Scindia Award(Highest wicket-taker in Ranji Trophy 2010-11)
Bhargav Bhat(47 wickets in 9 matches)

MA Chidambaram Trophy(Best U-16 cricketer of 2010-11)
Vijay Zol(858 runs in 7 matches, inclusive of 4 100's and 2 50's)

MA Chidambaram Trophy(Best U-19 cricketer of 2010-11)
Avi Barot(971 runs in 7 matches, inclusive of 4 100's and 3 50's)

MA Chidambaram Trophy(Best U-22 cricketer of 2010-11)
Suryakumar Yadav(721 runs in 7 matches, inclusive of 2 100's and 4 50's)

MA Chidambaram Trophy(Best Woman cricketer of 2010-11)
Jhulan Goswami(21 wickets in 8 matches)

MA Chidambaram Trophy(Best Woman cricketer (junior) of 2010-11)
Mona Meshram(623 runs in 8 matches, inclusive of 1 100 and 5 50's)

Best Umpire in Domestic cricket 2010-11

Dilip Sardesai …

World Current Affairs, 28th November 2011

Which 3 Indian states are set to get high courts?
Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya

Which Indian cricketer has been chosen for the Dilip Sardesai award?
Ravichandran Ashwin

Who is set to be appointed as Morocco's first-ever Prime Minister?
Abdelilah Benkirane

Name the Britain's most daring film-maker who passed away recently.
Ken Russell

Which stock exchange launched operations on NSE to become the only stock exchange in India to offer facility to trade on 3 trading platforms - BSE,NSE and CSE with a single membership?
Calcutta Stock Exchange

Which country has overtaken India in BPO sector?

Which country's financial markets are set to be closed for 3 days ahead of new Islamic Hijri year 1433 as the country celebrate its 40th anniversary?
United Arab Emirates

BCCI Awards 2010-11

Col.C.K.Naydu Lifetime Achievement Award Ajit Wadekar Polly Umrigar Award Rahul Dravid Madhavrao Scindia Award(Highest scorer in Ranji Trophy 2010-11) S.Badrinath (922 runs in 9 matches, inclusive of 4 100's and 4 50's) Madhavrao Scindia Award(Highest wicket-taker in Ranji Trophy 2010-11) Bhargav Bhat(47 wickets in 9 matches) MA Chidambaram Trophy(Best U-16 cricketer of 2010-11) Vijay Zol(858 runs in 7 matches, inclusive of 4 100's and 2 50's) MA Chidambaram Trophy(Best U-19 cricketer of 2010-11) Avi Barot(971 runs in 7 matches, inclusive of 4 100's and 3 50's) MA Chidambaram Trophy(Best U-22 cricketer of 2010-11) Suryakumar Yadav(721 runs in 7 matches, inclusive of 2 100's and 4 50's) MA Chidambaram Trophy(Best Woman cricketer of 2010-11) Jhulan Goswami(21 wickets in 8 matches) MA Chidambaram Trophy(Best Woman cricketer (junior) of 2010-11) Mona Meshram(623 runs in 8 matches, inclusive of 1 100 and 5 50's) Best Umpire in Domestic cricket 2010-11 S.…

General Knowledge, 26th November 2011

Which country's Prime Minister won 2nd term recently?
New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key

Name the online education service launched for its landline broadband customers recently.
Topper Education

Name the bank which has launched MobileBank Accounts in association with Vodafone's m-paisa.

UPSC sample question with answers, 25th November 2011

Who became the 3rd Indian to score a century and take 5-wickets in the same test?
Ravichandran Ashwin

Whose statues were unveiled by the Celebrity Wax Museum at Lonavla in Pune recently?
Cricketer Kapil Dev and Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal

Who is the Prime Minister designate for Egypt?
Kamal Ganzouri

What is the downgraded credit rating of Belgium?
AA from AA+

Which African nation is on first poll since constitutional reforms?

Which television broadcaster is set to launch dedicated F1 High Definition channel?
Sky Sports

Sample question and answers for civil service exams, 24th November 2011

Who completed 13,000 runs in Test cricket recently?
Rahul Dravid

Which bank abolished penalty on pre-payment of housing loans recently?

Who has been named most powerful Asian in UK?
Lakshmi Mittal

Who is set to be appointed as national ambassador of United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund(Unicef)?
Aamir Khan

Name the former Kerala Ranji Trophy player who passed away recently.
Mohammed Ibrahim

IPS sample questions and answers, 23rd November 2011

Which two countries signed security pact recently?
India and United Arab Emirates

Who has been named Pakistan envoy to US?
Sherry Rehman

Who is set to succeed Ratan Tata as Tata sons Chairman in 2012?
Cyrus P Mistry

Name the founder and chairman of SKS Microfinance who resigned from the companies board recently.
Vikram Akula

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Current Affairs November 2011, 22nd November 2011

Who has been appointed as cricket coach of Australia?
Mickey Arthur

Which two Japanese stock exchanges are set to merge and create world's No.3 exchange?
Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange Co. Ltd.

Which Union Territory has become the first among all the UTs and States in India to register 100 per cent banking coverage?
Union Territory of Puducherry

Which search giant has launched free video service in India?

Name the IT service Indian subsidiary company that has launched 24x7 technical support lifeline in hindi.
Belkin (Tollfree: 18004195546)

Who has launched JaxtrSMS, a mobile application that let users to send unlimited free text messages to any other phone anywhere in the world?
Sabeer Bhatia (founder of

Name the Pakistan ambassador to the US who resigned recently.
Hussain Haqqani

Who is set to be honoured with C.K.Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award?
Ajit Wadekar

Name the Indian-American who has been awarded with one of the highest civilian honours of Guyana…

General awareness with respect to Banking Industry, November 2011

A country in general resorts to devaluation of its currency to:
i) Increase overall imports ii) Eliminate surplus in balance of payments iii) Convert deficit in balance of payments iv) Satisfy the conditions laid by IMF

Which of the following sources are used to finance the Indian Five Year Plans?
i) Small savings ii) Government savings iii) Contribution of public enterprises iv) None of these

Which Economist first suggested imposition of Expenditure tax?
i) Musgrave ii) Dalton iii) N.Kaldor iv) J.Hicks

Financial ratio analysis of a company helps in understanding
i) The net worth of the company ii) The short term solvency iii) The reasons for fluctuation in its stock price iv) The profitability

At present, India is following
i) Fixed exchange rate ii) Pegged down exchange rate iii) Floating exchange rate iv) Pegged up exchange rate

Which of the following decade registered highest growth rate in India?
i) 2001-11 ii) 1961-71 iii) 1991-2001 iv) 1971-81

One of the problem in calculating…

Censor Board or Central Board of Film Certification

Censor Board or 
Central Board of Film Certification established in 1952 Controlled by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Headquarters Mumbai Regional Offices A total of 9 offices at Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Cuttack and Guwahati Chairperson Leela Samson Official website Current Certificates U - Universal All ages admitted, there is nothing unsuitable for children. Films under this category would not upset children over 4 U/A - Parental Guidance All ages admitted, but certain scenes may be unsuitable for children under 12 A - Adults only Only adults are admitted S - Restricted to any special class of persons Rating signifies that the film is meant for specialised audience, such as doctors

International Current Affairs 2011, 21st November 2011

Who won the men's and women's kabaddi World Cup titles?

Name Patni's ex-CEO who joined IPsoft.
Jeya Kumar

Where in Assam is Indian Institute of Information Technology to be set up?

Which country's firm make highest contribution to Luxembourg Exchange?
Indian firms

Who has been named 2015 cricket World Cup CEO?
John Harnden

World Current Affairs, 20th November 2011

Which company is set to launch $1 shoe in India?

Name the Mexican novelist and poet who died following lengthy illness just after being awarded.
Daniel Sada

Who donated Wikipedia foundation $500,000 recently?
Google co-founder Sergei Brin

Who won the Presidents Cup for United States?
Tiger Woods

Which Canada-based smartphone maker is set to provide free aptitude test application on its BlackBerry phones for students in India with partnership with content providers Ipomo and mobile operator Vodafone?
Research in Motion

Current Affairs for ibps exam, 19th November 2011

What is the prize money set for World Series Hockey?
Rs.4 crore

What is the market share of Indigo airlines in October which is ahead of struggling Kingfisher airlines?
19.6 percent

Which has been recognised as world's tallest tower?
The Tokyo Sky Tree, 634-meter

RMSI has been awarded with 'Technology Initiative of the Year' award at the 15th Asia Insurance Industry for the launch of which software?
PIER (profiler for insurance exposure and risk) software

Ceat Cricket Ratings for 2010-11

International Cricketer of the Year:  Jonathan Trott (England)
International Batsman of the Year: Jonathan Trott (England)
International Bowler of the Year: James Anderson (England)
International Youngster of the Year: Virat Kohli (India)
International T20 player of the Year: Suresh Raina (India)
Lifetime Achievement Award 2010-2011: Courtney Walsh (West Indies)
Match-winning Inning of the Year: Gautam Gambhir (India)
Special Award for completing 10 years in international cricket: Virender Sehwag (India)
Special Award for Contribution to Indian Cricket Award: VVS Laxman (India)

IAS prelims gk, 18th November 2011

Which country is set to rebuild Srilanka's war-ravaged railway tracks in Northern province?

Where is 3-day cultural festival titled Octave 2011 held?

Which most awaited Superfast Express was flagged off by chief minister Arjun Munda recently?
Hatia-Pune Superfast Express

How many records were created on the inaugural day of Senior National Aquatic Championships?
4 records

Who is the president of Karnataka State Cooperative Federation?

Tips for clear writing

Use familiar words
Use concrete words
Use single words in place of circumlocution (too many words)
Use short words in place of long words
Prefer Saxon (British) words instead of Romance (Latin) words
Be careful with use of technical words
Use strong words
Use active verbs
Use precise words and idioms

NABARD sample question and answers, 17th November 2011

Who becomes first US president to take part in East Asian nations summit?
Barack Obama

Who has been named as CEO of Air France?
Alexandre de Juniac

Who is the head of European department's International Monetary Fund  resigned from his post recently?
Antonio Borges

Which are the new blackberry smart phones which runs on blackberry 7 operating system unveiled by RIM on recently?
Blackberry Bold 9790 and Blackberry Curve 9380

Who is the founder of shoe-selling online store
Nick Swinmurn

Tid-bits for effective communication

Clarity of purpose
Sharing of activity
Use of symbols
Focusing on the need of the receiver
Use of feedback
Controlling of emotions
Politeness of manners
Noise elimination
Clarifying assumptions
Delivering appropriate message
Completeness of message
Proper use of body language

Communication and Types of Communication

Communication : Communication is the process of exchanging meanings, facts, ideas, opinions or emotions with other people.

Types of Communication
Verbal Oral Written Non-Verbal Sign language (visual and audio signs) Body language

Current Affairs Quiz, 15th November 2011

Who completed 22 years of playing international cricket?
Sachin Tendulkar

What Utsav is been scheduled in Dharwad from 23rd to 25th December 2011?
Dharwad Utsav

Which region of Madhya Pradesh has Infosys agreed to set up a development centre?

Where is the 31st India International Trade Fair (IITF) is being held?
Pragathi Maidan, New Delhi

HTC Rezound

GeneralSmartphone, available in USDisplay4.3 inch HD super LCD displayMemory16GB Internal Memory and 
a card slot with 1GB RAMCamera8 mega pixel with dual-LED flash and 2 megapixel of front facing camera both are 1080p HD video recording capabilitiesOperating SystemAndroid GingerbreadCPU1.5Ghz dual core processorOthersPreloaded HTC watch app, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, GPS and HDMI port

General awareness for Bank PO exams, 14th November 2011

Mining near which famous temple has got nod from centre?
Vaishno Devi temple

When is Goa scheduled to host Asian Beach games?

Which Karnataka state is set to host 6th state-level cycling championship?

Name the singer who completed 50 years as singer recently.

Where is celebrity cricket league being promoted by Salman Khan?

HTC Rezound

General Smartphone, available in US Display 4.3 inch HD super LCD display Memory 16GB Internal Memory and 
a card slot with 1GB RAM Camera 8 mega pixel with dual-LED flash and 2 megapixel of front facing camera both are 1080p HD video recording capabilities Operating System Android Gingerbread CPU 1.5Ghz dual core processor Others Preloaded HTC watch app, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, GPS and HDMI port

Current Affairs for MBA and BBM, 13th November 2011

Name the cricket writer who died recently.
Peter Roebuck

Name the website launched by commonwealth war graves commission to honour undivided India's war heroes.

Who won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2011?
Lewis Hamilton

Who has been appointed as Sebi chief?

General Knowledge for School Kids - 14

Cement is ______
i) an ore ii) an element iii) a mixture iv) a compound

Butter is _____
i) an acid ii) a fat iii) an oil iv) condensed milk

Silk is a _____
i) protein ii) carbohydrate iii) fat iv) none of these

Insulin is a ____
i) an enzyme ii) vitamin iii) both i and ii iv) none of these

Diamond is ____
i) nickel ii) sulphur iii) carbon iv) iron ore

Bronze is an alloy of _______
i) tin and zinc ii) copper and zinc iii) aluminium and zinc iv) tin and copper

The human body contains maximum amount of ____
i) water ii) fats iii) protein iv) fats

Natural rubber is made from a white liquid called _____
i) milk ii) latex iii) sap iv) resin

Sample question and answers for bank po exam, 12th November 2011

Where is the India's first ocenarium planned?
Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra

Who are been named athlete of the year 2011?
Usain Bolt of jamaica and Sally Pearson of Australia

Which country has been suspended from Arab league and why?
Syria, To end violence against protesters, and called for sanctions and transition talks with opposition

Which country senate cleared economic reform bill recently?

IPS Sample question and answers, 11th November 2011

Name the Mexican Interior Minister who was killed in a helicopter crash recently.
Francisco Blake

Which tennis icon won the 800th match of his career?
Roger Federer

Which airlines recommendation to financial bail out appears to have failed?
Kingfisher Airlines

Name the Nobel laureate who is set to lead Liberian peace initiative.
Laymah Gbowee

Sample Question and answers for KPSC, 10th November 2011

Who has been named Greek interim Prime Minister?
Lucas Papademos

Which are the 2 awards or recognitions India bagged at the World Travel Market 2011?
World's Leading Destination and World's Leading Tourist Board award

Who has been appointed as CEO of UBS India?
Aashish Kamat

What is Australia's lowest Test cricket score in 109 years?
47 all out against South Africa in 2011

Who became the first wicketkeeper to cross 500 catches?
Mark Boucher

Current Affairs for competitive exams, November 9th 2011

Which agreement has India and Nepal due to sign?
DTAA - Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement

Which company recently setup its R and D centre in India for e-commerce solutions?

Which country has been reinstated to the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification tournament?

At what price the Centre is set to supply rice to all below poverty line families under the proposed Food Security Act?
Re.1 per kg

Numerical ability sample question and answers

If 81 be divided in proportion of 1/3, 1/6, 1/7, then the first part is
i) 18 ii) 36 iii) 42 iv) 27

X : 6 :: 32 : 34. What is the value of X?
i) 5 ii) 8 iii) 7 iv) 6

Find the value of (85 * 85) - (25 * 25) / (85 + 25)
i) 45 ii) 50 iii) 60 iv) 40

When 75% of a number is added to 75, the result is the number again. Find the number.
i) 300 ii) 200 iii) 250 iv) 350

Find the L.C.M of 6, 8 and 10
i) 120 ii) 58 iii) 86 iv) 24

Find the H.C.F of 24 and 30
i) 6 ii) 8 iii) 2 iv) 4

The compound interest on Rs.5,000 for two years at 4% is
i) Rs.420 ii) Rs.440 iii) Rs.400 iv) Rs.408

The 16th term of the series 1,3,6,10,15, is
i) 120 ii) 132 iii) 136 iv) 126

Sample question and answers for Bank po exam, 8th November 2011

Who became the first cricketer to score 15,000 runs in test cricket?
Sachin Tendulkar

Who has won the Ezhuthachan award (highest literary prize instituted by Kerala Government)?
M.T.Vasudevan Nair

Which country has banned Apple iPhone?

Who bought the rights of American TV series 24?
Anil Kapoor

Who became 7th Indian to take 5 wickets on debut for India?

Novel releases in November 2011

"Inheritance" by Christopher Paolini (Release Date 8th Nov 2011)
It is the 4th book of the Inheritance cycle series .This book is the conclusion of the story between a teenage boy(Eragon) and his dragon Saphire

11/22/63 by Stephen King (Release Date 8th Nov 2011)
This Novel is about a time traveler who attempts to prevent the assassination of John F.Kennedy on 22nd Nov 1963

Micro-A Novel by Micheal Crichton (Release Date 22nd Nov 2011)
This is a Techno-Thriller about a group of graduate students trapped in the Hawaiian rain forest who have come to work for a mysterious Biotech company

Legend by Marie Lu (Release Date 29th Nov 2011)
LEGEND takes place in a dark future, when the United States has split into two warring nations. It tells the story of a famous 15-year old boy criminal and the 15-year old girl prodigy hired to hunt him down.

Fortune India's Most powerful Women in Business List

Chanda Kochhar MD and CEO, ICICI Bank Shikha Sharma MD, Axis Bank Mallika Srinivasan Chairperson, TAFE Aruna Jayanthi CEO, Capgemini India Zia Mody Co-founder, AZB Partners Vinita Bali Managing Director, Britannia Industries Shobhana Bhartia Chairperson and Editorial Director, HT Media Chitra Ramakrishna Joint Managing Director, NSE Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Chairman & Managing Director, Biocon Frenny Bawa ex-MD, RIM India

IAS sample questions, 7th November 2011

Who won the Guatemala presidential election?
Otto Perez Molina

Which country's Prime Minister made a surprise visit to Afghanistan?
Australian PM Julia Gillard

Which award is singer Lata Mangeshkar set to receive?
K.L.Saigal award by Savitri Samiti

Which team won gold at the World patrol meet?
Indian Army team

Who won the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament title?
Roger Federer

Current Affairs for civil services exam, 6th November 2011

What is the validity of banks drafts, pay orders and cheques from the date of issuing, starting April 1st 2012?
3 month validity

Who has been crowned Miss South India?
Bangalore beauty Lakhsmi Anand

Who won the Miss world crown for 2011?
Miss Venezuela - Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colimenares

Who won the WTA Tournament of Champions title at Bali?
Ana Ivanovic

MTV EMA Awards 2011

AwardWinnerBest Alternative Rock BandThirty Seconds to MarsBiggest FansLady GagaBest Live PerformanceKaty PerryBest Female SingerLady GagaBest Rock BandLinkin ParkBest Male SingerJustin BieberBest Hip Hop EminemBest PushBruno MarsBest NewBruno MarsBest PopJustin BieberBest World StageThirty Second to MarsBest SongBorn This Way(Lady Gaga)Worldwide ActBig BangBest VideoBorn This Way(Lady Gaga)

Business and Technology Quiz for MBAs, BBMs

Which company has the punchline/tagline of "Memories unlimited"?

Which group owns Allen Solly brand?
Aditya Birla Group

Who is the brand ambassador for Elf?
Shahid Kapoor

What is the punchline of Toshiba?
Leading Innovation

Sample Current Affairs for IBPS exam, 5th November 2011

Name one of the oldest singer who passed away recently.
Bhupen Hazarika

Name the woman officer who became the fourth generation of a family to serve police continuously since 1921.

What value of demand drafts to be account payee only as per RBI notification?
Above Rs.20,000

Where is the 17th SAARC summit to be held?
Addu city in Maldives

G20 Summit 2011- a brief note

List of countries in G20
Arabia Argentina Brazil Australia China Canada France European Union Italy India Indonesia Germany South Korea Japan Russia Mexico Turkey South Africa United States of America United Kingdom Outcome of the Summit:
Commodity market transparency, Investing in infrastructure in developing countries, Innovative financing for development and climate Banking regulation, Protecting against instability of agricultural prices, Fighting corruption, Market regulation, Trade, Enhancing the IMF's response capacity and surveillance, Agriculture, Social regulation of globalisation, Financial stability board, Emergency humanitarian food reserves, Reform of the International monetary system, Tax heavens and non-cooperative jurisdictions and Action plan for growth and jobs

Current Affairs for Bank po exam, November 4th 2011

Name the Greek Prime Minister who won confidence vote recently.
George Papandreou

Name the 2 messaging phone launched by Nokia recently.
Asha 200 and Asha 201

In which district of Karnataka would the Biotech Park worth Rs.103.27 crore was approved by cabinet recently?

Which is the recent Tablet PC running on windows operating system revealed by HP?
Slate 2 Tablet PC

3rd November Current Affairs for civil service exams

Where has the world's biggest stupa has been planned?
Gujarat, 351 feet high stupa towering over a 151 feet statue of Buddha

Name the countries which have pressed the Europeans to act swiftly to contain their sovereign debt crisis.
China, Russia and the United States

Name the RIM's Managing Director for India who quit recently.
Frenny Bawa

Which music application of RIM for its popular messaging service is to be made available for downloading?
BBM Music

Current Affairs for Competitive Exams, November 1st 2011

Who has been sworn in as Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister?
Nabam Tuki

Who has been reappointed as the Secretary General of 54-nation Commonwealth of Nations for 2nd consecutive term?
Kamalesh Sharma

What is the total sms limit per day raised by TRAI as on 1st November 2011?
200 smses per day

Trivia Quiz, 31st October 2011

Who has been named 10th Nawab of Pataudi?
Saif Ali Khan

Where was the world's 7 billionth baby born?
Allahabad, baby named Nargis

Which country became member of UNESCO recently?

Who is Haryana election department's brand icon?
Boxer Vijender