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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? Turkey 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? A.D.M.Chavali 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. Shyamlal.M Which Asian country unwelcomes Facebook? Vietnam Which Asian country is set to introduce US style visa rules for foreigners? China 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? Apple 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? Beijing

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

Name the ex-Chief Minister of Karnataka who died recently. Bangarappa 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? 500kmph 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? Delhi 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? Delhi 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. www.patnatrafficpolice.in What is the value of first ever tax-free bonds issue that NHAI is set to launch on 28th December 2011? Rs.5,000crore 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? Ethiopia

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? Russia 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? Lucky 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? Microsoft Which company won patent for Driverless car? Google Name the Olympian, custodian of the gold medal-winning Indian team in the 1951 Asian Games who passed away recently. K.V.Varadaraj 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. Su.Venkatesan 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. P.K.Iyengar 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 Krishnagir

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. DAKSH 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? Goa Name Microsoft's new version of Social Network. So.cl(pronounced 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, Califo

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? Vodafone Where has IBM recently opened its branch office in India? Vishakhapatnam 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(wom

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? Russia

General awareness for IAS exam 2011, 16th December 2011

In which Asian country Apple is set to open R and D centre? Israel 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? Tagged 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? Barcelona Which country is set to host BRICS Trade Ministers in March 2012? India Which bearings manufacturer launched Global Technical Centre in Bangalore recently? SKF

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? M.S.University 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? Pakistan 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? Infosys 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? Bangalore At what value did rupee end against US dollar to breach all-time low? 52.84 When is the World Series Hockey postponed to? February 29th 2012 Which country is set to open military base in Indian Ocean? China Where has German premium automobile manufacturer Porsche opened its centre in India? Bangalore 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? Australia 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. M.S.Reddy Name the Argentine President who is sworn in for 2nd term. Cristina Fe

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? Videocon Which country becomes 3rd biggest US arms purchaser? India 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? 2012 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. Gowalla 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? HSBC 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'? China 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. Socrates 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? Porfirio 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? HSBC

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 Interna

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? G'Five Which telecom service provider touched 50 million customers mark in Africa recently? Airtel 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. K.Ll.Sardana

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Category Winner Best Picture The Artist Best Director Michel Hazanavicius(The Artist) Best Screenplay Steven Zaillian,Aaron Sorkin(Moneyball) Best Actress Meryl Streep(The Iron Lady Best Actor Brat pit(Moneyball,The Tree of Life) Best Supporting Actress Jessica Chastain(The Tree of Life,The Help,Take Shelter) Best Supporting Actor Albert Brooks(Drive) Best Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki(The Tree of Life) Best Non-Fiction Film(Documentary) Cave of Forgotten Dreams Best Foreign Film A Seperation Best First Film J.C.Chandor(Margin Call) Special Award Raoul Ruiz