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Current Affairs 2011, 29th December 2011

At what value have India and Japan agreed for currency swap?
$15 billion

Where has Aditya Birla Group set to invest $500 million?

Name the 2 Indian umpires and judge who have been appointed for the 2012 London Olympics hockey event.
R.V.Raghu Prasad and Claudius De Sales

What value of preferential shares have Air India's lenders were approved by its board?
Rs.7,500 crore

Who has been appointed as Executive Director of Indian Overseas Bank?

Which LG smartphone is set to hit markets by January 2012?
LG Prada 3.0

Who resigned from Hindustan Unilever Board recently?
HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh

Name the Indian American who has been chosen as the most powerful woman in California by National Diversity Council.
Shefali Duggal

General Knowledge, 28th December 2011

Which country's President has been diagonised with cancer?
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez

Name the professor at Moran college who has been conferred with Pratima Barua Pandey Memorial Award.
Anil Saikia

Which state's Government finances are in dire straits and planners are banking on the 12th Five Year Plan to bail them out?
Himachal Pradesh

Name the weightlifter who has set a record by lifting 188kg in men's 94kg category an the National Weightlifting Championship to win 3 gold medals.

Which Asian country unwelcomes Facebook?

Which Asian country is set to introduce US style visa rules for foreigners?

Where is China set to begin work on the world's highest airport?
Tibet's Nagqu town(4,436 metres or 14,553 feet above sea level)

Where in Russia is the world's deepest metro station set to be unveiled?
St.Petersburg, Admiralteiskaya station

Quiz question and answers for all competitive exams, 27th December 2011

Which company is working on Hydrogen-powered iPhone?

Which famous industrialist 80th birth anniversary was celebrated as brothers reunited?
Dhirubhai Ambani

Who has been appointed as CEO of Micromax?
Deepak Mehrotra

How many years did 'Jana Gana Mana', National Anthem turned recently?
100 years

Which state's chief Minister took oath as MLC recently?
Karnataka's CM D.V.Sadananda Gowda

What value of Government securities is RBI set to buy?
Rs.12,000 crore

Which cricketer completed 8000 runs in Test cricket recently?
Virender Sehwag

Where in China first 'human library' was opened recently?

Possible question and answers for competitive exams, 25th and 26th December 2011

Name the ex-Chief Minister of Karnataka who died recently.

Which company won the SAP ACE Award 2011 for the category "Best-Run Business in Cloud ERP Implementation"?
iSAT Network Engineers

Which note denomination is set to be issued with rupee symbol by RBI?
500 rupees note

Which stake has sony set to sell to Samsung for $940 million?
LCD's stake

Which event has been recognised as single-biggest event at the Special Olympics?
Gujarat's Khel Mahakumbh

China recently tested high-speed train at what speed?

Which middle east country is set to allow foreign airlines to fly domestic routes?
Saudi Arabia

Which Indian city is set to host International coffee festival in January 2012?

Name the Indian football team defender who retired from international football recently.
Mahesh Gawli

General Knowledge december 2011, 24th December 2011

Which city's metro turned 9 years?

Who takes over as supreme leader of North Korea?
Kim Jon Un

Name the website launched by Patna police as Patnaites can get information about the position of different roads.

What is the value of first ever tax-free bonds issue that NHAI is set to launch on 28th December 2011?

Which legendary singers 87th Birth anniversary was celebrated across Mumbai on 24th December 2011?
Mohammad Rafi

Where has Karuturi Agro Products has planned to establish sugar factory?

Quiz questions, 23rd December 2011

Who has been crowned Pantaloons Femina Miss India South 2012?
Shamata Anchan

Which event has been recognised as single-biggest Special Olympics event?
Gujarat's Khel Mahakumbh

Which country has been ranked 2nd biggest global arms exporter?

Name the physicist and Xerox's chief scientist who passed away recently.
Jacob E.Goldman

Who is set to partner with Leander Peas in Chennai Open 2012?
Janko Tipsarevic

Who has been appointed as head coach for Delhi Daredevils?
Eric Simmons

Sample question and answers for UPSC exam 2011, 22nd December 2011

Who has been named Czech Republic Athlete of the Year?
Petra Kvitova

Name the American boxing champion who has been sentenced to 90days jail.
Floyd Mayweather

Where has the bronze statue of Steve Jobs been unveiled?
Budapest, Hungary

Name the person who hung himself by his hair for 23 minutes setting a world record.
Suthakaran Sivagnanathurai

Which airlines has slipped to No.5 in market share as the company is cash strapped?
Kingfisher Airlines

Which Finnish Formula 1 driver is set to return for 2012 season?
Kimi Raikkonen

Name the Rider who has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
Mark Cavendish

Name the first Qatar woman who is set to participate in Qatar's National Swim Team.
Nada Mohammed Wafa

Which South African movie won the Best Film award at the 4th edition of the Bangalore International Film Festival?

Name the former Indian test cricketer who passed away in Pune recently.
Vasant Ranjane

Current Affairs for competitive exams 2011, 21st December 2011

Which company won patent rights against Android?

Which company won patent for Driverless car?

Name the Olympian, custodian of the gold medal-winning Indian team in the 1951 Asian Games who passed away recently.

Name the debutant novelist who has captured the 600 year old history of Madurai till 1920 in his novel 'Kaval Kottam', won the Sahitya Academy Award for 2011.

How many hectares of cultivable land in India has declined in the last 5 years due to shift to non-agricultural purposes?
8 lakh hectare

Name India's top nuke scientist who designed the first atomic bomb which was detonated at Pokhran in 1974, who died recently.

Who has been appointed as Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court?
Justice Adarsh Goel

Who has been appointed as Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court?
Justice Vikramjit Sen

Who stepped down as chairman of Essar Energy?
Ravi Ruia

Who inaugurated Kerala Cricket Association stadium at Krishnagiri in Wayanad Dist…

World Current Affairs 2011, 20th December 2011

Who has been named AIFF Player of the Year?
Sunil Chhetri

Who has been honoured Banker of the Year award 2010-11?
Ravi Pillai

Name the Former Miss Venezuela who died of breast cancer.
Eva Ekvall

Name the newly developed Remotely operated vehicle handed over by Defense Research and Development Organisation to the Indian Army.

Which Finance is set to raise Rs.600 crore through Debenture Issue?
Muthoot Finance

Name the latest pendrive launched in India by Kingston.
Fortune Dragon Drive

Who has been awarded Best actor in social role and Entertainer of the year at the Big Star Entertainment Awards recently?
Amitabh Bachchan

Which Indian state celebrated its 50th anniversary of liberation from 450 years of Portuguese rule?

Name Microsoft's new version of Social Network. as social)

Who became first Bangladesh cricket player to take 5-wicket haul and score century in the same test?
Shakib Al Hasan

Where has facebook moved its headquarters?
Menlo Park city, California

Who has been nam…

Top current affairs for 2011, 19th December 2011

Name the supreme leader of North Korea who died recently.
Kim Jong II

What bill on cable TV was passed by Parliament recently?
Bill to digitalise cable TV

Which agreement did Syria sign recently?
Arab League agreement

Which telecom operator is set to discontinue services of prepaid customers with inactive usage for continuous period of 60 days?

Where has IBM recently opened its branch office in India?

Name the Saudi prince who bought $300 million stake in Twitter.
Alwaleed bin Talal

Name the bollywood female actor has been named PETA Person of the Year.
Hema Malini

What tag has Indian stock market held along with 14 other countries?
Trillion-dollar stock market

Important Current Affairs for bank po exam, 18th December 2011

Who won the woman's singles match at the BWF World Super Series Finals?
Wang Yihan

Who has been selected as president of India International Centre(IIC)?
Soli J Sorabjee

Who won the Thailand Golf Championship by 7 strokes?
Lee Westwood

Who won her 3rd WISPA(women's professional squash tour) crown of 2011 at the Crocodile Challenge Cup in Hong Kong?
Dipika Pallikal

Name the former Czech president who died recently.
Vaclav Havel

Which company has agreed to remove its logo from London's Olympic stadium?
Dow Chemical

Which bank launched 'Bank on wheels' in Karnataka recently?
State Bank of India

Which major bill was cleared by Indian Union Cabinet on 18th December 2011?
Food Security Bill

1. Who won the woman's singles match at the BWF World Super Series Finals?
A: Wang Yihan

2. Who has been selected as president of India International Centre(IIC)?
A: Soli J Sorabjee

3. Who won the Thailand Golf Championship by 7 strokes?
A: Lee Westwood

4. Who won her 3rd WISPA(women's professional…

December 17th 2011 Current Affairs

Who becomes the first woman to be nominated as US ambassador to India?
Nancy Powell

Which became first Indian singles player to reach the final of BWF Superseries?
Saina Nehwal

Name the American teen who won the Dubai Ladies Masters to become the youngest professional winner on the Ladies European Tour.
Lexis Thompson

Which Asian country has been admitted to World Trade Organisation recently?

General awareness for IAS exam 2011, 16th December 2011

In which Asian country Apple is set to open R and D centre?

For what purpose India and Russia recently signed a deal?
To produce 42 Sukhoi fighters

Name the NRI who won bypoll for Labour in London.
Seema Malhotra

Name the West Indies cricketer commentator who has been honoured with life membership for the Marylebone Cricket Club.
Tony Cozier

Which Colombian film bagged Suvarna Chakoram (Golden Crow Pheasant) at the 16th International Film Festival of Kerala?
The Colours of the Mountains

Sample question and answers for IPS exam, 15th december 2011

Which social networking company bought social networking site hi5?

Who has been named European golfer of the year?
Luke Donald

Who has been named World Soccer player of the year?
Lionel Messi

Which soccer team has been named Team of the year?

Which country is set to host BRICS Trade Ministers in March 2012?

Which bearings manufacturer launched Global Technical Centre in Bangalore recently?

December Current Affairs for competitive exams, 14thDecember 2011

Which were the 3 anti-graft bills passed recently by Union Cabinet in India?
Whistleblowers Bill or Public Interest Disclosure and Protection to Persons Making the Disclouser Bill, Judicial Accountability Bill and Grievance Redressal Bill

Which Indian University is set to tie-up with Canada's Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in the area of biology?

Name the NRI architect who won Glory of India Award and Certificate of Excellence.
Ar Mohammed Aun

In which country has Sebi-promoted National Institute of Securities Market has agreed to offer its help to setup a securities training institute?

Name the Indian-origin journalist who has been named the editor and executive vice president of the Los Angeles Times.
Davan Maharaj

Who has been named Time's Person of the Year?
The Protester

Which Noble Laureate's book containing poems and other works fetched $170,500 at a Sotheby's auction?
Rabindranath Tagore

Quiz questions for MBA, 13th December 2011

Which two sports personality have been named ITF World Champions for 2011?
Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Petra Kvitova of Cezh Republic

Who is set to make film on 26/11 attacks?
Ram Gopal Verma

Who has been named PGA Tour Player of the Year?
Luke Donald

Which bank has been selected as best public sector bank in India?
Bank of Baroda

Name the NRI industrialist who has been conferred with the Life Time Achievement award for his contribution in various fields.
Lord Swraj Paul

Which company overtook RIL as most influential stock on bourses?

Who is set to head Dell's Public-Large Enterprise business?
Harsha Lal

Who won the under-14 boys American Cup Tennis Championship in Miami, Florida?
Sumit Nagal

Name the Spanish movie actor who died in Madrid recently.
Alberto de Mendoza

Which state schools are set to implement Trimester system from 2012-13 academic year?
Tamil Nadu

GK for Bank exam, 12th December 2011

Who resigned as National Cricket Academy chairman?
Anil Kumble

Who has been appointed as Civil Aviation Minister?
Ajit Singh

Where was the midnight marathon held recently?

At what value did rupee end against US dollar to breach all-time low?

When is the World Series Hockey postponed to?
February 29th 2012

Which country is set to open military base in Indian Ocean?

Where has German premium automobile manufacturer Porsche opened its centre in India?

Name the 3G Android phone launched by Vodafone recently.
Vodafone Smart, priced at Rs.4995

Sample question and answers for KAS, 10th December 2011

Who won the 6th SAFF championship title?
India against Afghanistan

Which country finished 5th in Asia to retain their elite berth for the 2013 FIBA Asia U-16 Basketball Championship for women?
India against Hong Kong

Which unit did Jharkhand Government shut down in a unique way to observe National Energy Conservation Day on 11th December 2011?
Tenughat Vidyut Nigam Limited

Who won the Dubai World Golf Championship 2011?
Alvaro Quiros

Who won the 2011 Indian National Rally Championship?
Gaurav Gill(co-driver Musa Sherif)

Which country retained Hockey Championship Trophy with 1-0 win over Spain?

Name the renowned cartoonist who created Miss Numbupani and Miss Fonseca who died recently.
Mario Miranda

Where else has Karnataka's Deccan Herald news paper marked its publishing footprint in India?
New Delhi

Name the telugu film producer popularly known as 'Mallemala' who passed away recently.

Name the Argentine President who is sworn in for 2nd term.
Cristina Fernandez

Name the TV…

9th December 2011 Current Affairs

Who is set to be civil aviation minister of India?
Ajit Singh

What is the lowest sex ratio in Manesar of Gurgaon district?
776 females against 1000 males

Which 2 states to have separate IAS, IPS and IFS cadres?
Manipur and Tripura

Who has been appointed as Director General, Central Health Services for Bihar?
Dr.Jagdish Prasad

Which business school has been ranked 2nd best MBA school in Asia-Pacific?
IIM Ahmedabad

World Current Affairs - 8th December 2011

Who is the 2nd person to score double century in One-day International cricket?
Virendar Sehwag

Who has been appointed as VP of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers for Asia?
Xiaodong Lee

Name the Russian boxer who was knocked out off the ring and died recently.
Roman Simakov

Who has been appointed to head UN audit panel?
Vinod Rai

Which diversified business group has planned to setup mobile manufacturing plant in India?

Which country becomes 3rd biggest US arms purchaser?

Which Mail service is now available in 8 Indian languages?
Yahoo Mail

General Knowledge, 7th December 2011

When is the 2012 Indian Grand Prix scheduled to be held?
October 28th 2012

When is the Direct Tax Code (DTC) scheduled to come into force in India?
From 1st April 2012

Against whom did Vishwanthan Anand loose in recently held London Chess Classic?
Hikaru Nakamura

Which Indian state is set to get Green Field Industrial Corridor?
Arunachal Pradesh

Who is ranked 18th in top 20 of ICC ODI bowling charts?
Ravichandran Ashwin

Which company was acquired by SAP to boost their portfolio of web-based software?
SuccessFactors Inc

Name the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard(HP) who died recently due to cancer?
Patricia Dunn

What is the name of the small car from Chrysler which features Fiat Spa technology?
Dodge Dart

Who is the CEO of Delphi Automotive?
Rodney O'Neal

Which artist won the 2011 Turner Prize?
Martin Boyce

Name the blues guitarist who died recently?
Hubert Sumlin

Which singer won six awards in 2011 American Country Awards?
Jason Aldean

UPSC general awareness question with answers, 6th December 2011

Use of which notes is to be treated as terror act?
Fake Notes

When is the National Telecom Policy is set to be rolled out?

Which bank is set to buy more than half of Barclays Indian credit card portfolio?
Standard Chartered Bank

Who has been appointed as Manufacturers Association for Information Technology's executive director?
Sabyasachi Patra

Which company recently got NOC from ONGC to sell major stake in its Indian unit to Vedanta Resources?
Carin India

Name the mobile app company which Facebook acquired recently.

What is the new interface launched by Microsoft for Xbox gamers?
Kinect sensor (Kinect for Xbox)

Name the US scriptwriter who debuted with Bollywood kid books.
Nico Raposo

Who has been appointed as Managing Director for India by Research in Motion?
Sunil Dutt

Which 3 countries are set to hold Trilateral meet in Washington?
India, US and Japan

Current Affairs Quiz, 5th December 2011

Which bank was fined 10.5 million pounds for mis-selling to elderly?

Which state's chief minister has surpassed other politicians to emerge as the most popular politico on social media?
Gujarat Chief Minister. Narendra Modi

Which country has over taken India as 'Diabetes Capital'?

When is the inaugural 3-day global conference on 'Tax and Inequality' scheduled to begin in India?
7th December to 9th December 2011

Who have been nominated for FIFA World Player of the Year award?
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Xavi Hernandez

KAS Test Question with Answers, 4th December 2011

Which legendary bollywood actor passed away recently?
Dev Anand

Name the Former Brazil soccer captain who died recently.

Where has Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry is set to open an office to boost economic ties between the 2 countries?
Kathmandu, Nepal

Who won the Golf Hong Kong Open?
Rory McIlroy

Who is set to receive Humanitarian award which is to be presented by Harvard Foundation?
Lionel Richie

Which tamil song has been treated as classic example of viral marketing as per Indian Institute of Management?
Why this Kolaveri Di?

Who got the winning point as Spain won the fifth Davis Cup title?
Rafael Nadal

Name the debut Marathi movie of Helen which is set to release on December 16th 2011.
One Room Kitchen

GK for bank PO exam, 3rd December 2011

Which actor was recently in India to promote his movie Mission Impossible-4?
Tom Cruise

Who has been named captain of the IPL team Rajasthan Royals for the 5th Edition?
Rahul Dravid

Which 2 teams have decided to withdraw from F1 teams associations?
Ferrari and Red Bull

Name the Iranian teenager who won World Snooker title recently.
Hossein Vafaei Ayouri

Which Colombian film bagged Golden Peacock award at the 42nd International Film Festival in India?

Which company introduced disabled-friendly tools for application in software of common use as the world observed World Disability Day on December 3rd 2011?
Microsoft India

Which bank picked up 51% stake in Bharti Axa Mutual Fund?
Bank of India

Quiz question and answers for IAS perlims, 2nd December 2011

Which country's first female athlete is set to participate in Olympics 2012?
Saudi Arabia

Who is set to take over as LG Display Co. Ltd.'s Chief Executive in 2012?
Han Sang-beom

Name the Indian origin American who won Guardian First Book award.
Siddhartha Mukherjee

Which telecom provider is set to allow its mobile subscribers in India to access micro-blogging site Twitter on their handsets free of cost untill March 1st, 2012?
Bharti Airtel

Which foreign lender bank has launched fixed rate for home loan and loans against property?

December 2011 Current Affairs, 1st December 2011

Which channel did Pakistan cable operators block recently?
BBC World News

Which two social networking sites have joined hands to challenge Facebook?
Twitter amd Mixi

Who has been appointed as Chief Privacy Officer(Policy) for facebook?
Erin Egan

Who has been appointed as Chief Privacy Officer(Products) for facebook?
Michael Richter

Which Indian banks credit rating have been assigned stable tag by Standard and Poor International rating agency?
State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Indian Bank

Name the 2-day literature festival scheduled to be held in Delhi.
Samanvay: IHC Bharatiya Bhasa Mahotsav

Name the Apple's co-founder who is set to visit India's technology capital.
Steve Wozniak

Where is ITC set to build $300 million hotel?
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Name the re-branding of its existing milk and yoghurt products in India by Nestle.
Nestle a+

Name the short film about child poverty in India which won the Golden Lmap Tree award at the 42nd International Film festival.
Another Planet

November 2011 Current Affairs, 30th November 2011

Who is on historic Myanmar visit?
Secreatary of state Hillary Clinton

Who has been named best European investment banker of the year?
Anshu Jain

Name the ball developed by Adidas which would be the official ball of the Euro 2012 European Football Championship.
Tango 12

Which company has launched  triple sim mobile with Analog TV in India?

Which telecom service provider touched 50 million customers mark in Africa recently?

Name the Guyana born US resident who has been elected as the international president of the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO).
Ashook Ramsaran

Name the telecom giant from New York who was awarded with Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award on the eve of Late Indira Gandhi's 94th birthday.

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

CategoryWinnerBest PictureThe ArtistBest DirectorMichel Hazanavicius(The Artist)Best ScreenplaySteven Zaillian,Aaron Sorkin(Moneyball)Best ActressMeryl Streep(The Iron LadyBest ActorBrat pit(Moneyball,The Tree of Life)Best Supporting ActressJessica Chastain(The Tree of Life,The Help,Take Shelter)Best Supporting ActorAlbert Brooks(Drive)Best CinematographerEmmanuel Lubezki(The Tree of Life)Best Non-Fiction Film(Documentary)Cave of Forgotten DreamsBest Foreign FilmA SeperationBest First FilmJ.C.Chandor(Margin Call)Special AwardRaoul Ruiz