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Current Affairs January for bank po exams, civil service exams (4)

Award Which Music-director received the World Economic Forum Crystal Award? A.R.Rahman Which directorate has been adjudged the best contingent at the Republic Day camp as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh presented the trophy to Cadet Saddam Hussain of Doda on the behalf of the contingent? Jammu and Kashmir National Cadet Crops(NCC) Business Where is SAIL planning to set up a 3-million tonne per annum (MPTA) plant with an investment of up to Rs.15,000 crore? Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia Which company has bagged an order worth about $1.28 billion for 1,000 megawatts of wind power projects with Caparo Energy India? Suzlon People Which Indo-American became Senior Advisor to Ohio Governor John Kasich? Jai Chabria On whose name did Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shiraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated a 3.55km four-lane road? Sachin Tendulkar Who has been appointed as the Economic Affairs Secretary in the Finance Ministry? R.Gopalan , 1976 batch IAS officer of the

Castrol Cricketer of the Year

Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year Sachin Tendulkar ODI Cricketer of the Year M.S.Dhoni Test Cricketer of the Year Sachin Tendulkar Batsman of the Year Virender Sehwag Bowler of the Year Harbhajan Singh Special achievement award  for Highest number of catches in Tests Rahul Dravid Impact Cricketer Yusuf Pathan Lifetime Achievement in cricket award Mohinder Amarnath Junior Cricketer of the Year Jaydev Unadkat

English Quiz for school kids

Find out the Synonyms for the following: 1. Macabre 2. Machination 3. Malleable 4. Moribund 5. Morose 6. Mundane 7. Millennium 8. Minion ANSWERS: 1.gruesome 2.evil plot 3.flexible 4.dying 5.gloomy 6.worldly 7.1000 years 8.favoured person

Books and Authors - 4

In Custody Anita Desai India Wins Freedom Maulana Azad The Man who knew Infinity Robert Kanigel The Judgement Kuldip Nayar The Future of Freedom Fareed Zalaria We Indians Khushwant Singh India of our Dreams M.V.Kamath No Full Stops in India Mark Tully The Daughter of the East Benazir Bhutto Swamy and Friends R.K.Narayan

India Today Woman Summit and Awards 2010

India Today  Woman in Business Priya Paul , Chairperson,  Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels India Today  Woman in Science Geeta Varadan , Director,  Advanced Data research Institute,  Hyderabad India Today  woman in the  Corporate World Sangeeta Talwar , Executive Director,  Tata Tea India Today  Woman in Public Affairs Amita Sharma , Joint Secretary,  Ministry of Rural Development India Today  Woman in Public Service Sangita Jindal , Philanthropist,  Founder Chairperson of  Jindal South West Foundation India Today  Woman as Story Teller Zoya Akhtar , Film Director India Today  Woman on the field Jwala Gutta ,  National Badminton Player India Today  Woman in the Arts Loveleen Tandan ,  Co-director, Slumdog Millionaire Amway India Today  Woman Emerging Entrepreneur Richa Pandey Mishra ,  Founder, eJeevika HR India Today Woman-Amway  Woman of the Year Rukhsana Kausar ,  Constable, Jammu and Kashmir Police India Today Woman for  Global Ach

Interesting Facts - 9 (Human Blood)

2.5 trillion number of blood cells are present in blood 2.5 billion number of times the heart beats without resting during a 70 year lifetime 1 billion number of oxygen molecules of hemoglobin are present in a red blood cell 250 million number of molecules of hemoglobin are present inside a red blood cell 1,50,000 km is the total length of the body's blood vessels 120 days is a lifespan of a red blood cell 99% is the proportion of all blood cells that are red blood cells 5 litres of blood is present in an average adult's body

Current Affairs January for bank exams, civil service exams (3)

Award Which Indian- American has been presented with the 'Excellence in Global Friendship Award', in recognition of his outstanding contribution in promoting Indian culture in the US and strengthening India-US relationship? Ashok Mago Business Which company did VMware acquire to enhance the next generation of IT era of cloud computing? NeoAccel Which subsidiary of HCL Infosystems is to be sold to internet service provider Tikona Digital Networks? HCL Infinet Which technology product has Mediaone Global Entertainment and Avon Global Solutions have planned to invest at about Rs.110 crore? ' SecureDuct ' which would help in reducing the cost of acquiring a film print and also curb piracy People Who will take over from Eric Schmidt as Google CEO on April 4th 2011? Co-founder, 'Larry Page' Who has been appointed as Managing Director and co-chairman for India's operations by Accenture? Avinash Vashistha Who has been appointed as CEO of W

National Bravery Awards 2010

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh honoured 23 children with bravery awards at Indian Council of Children Welfare, National Bravery Awards 2010 function ' Geeta Chopra Award ' was bagged by 14-year-old Kum.Jismi.P.M of Kerala who displayed outstanding courage by saving two children from drowning ' Sanjay Chopra Award ' was bagged by 11-year-old Master Priyanshu Joshi of Uttarakhand who saved his sister from a leopard

Choose the appropriate word - 11

The President's _____ lasted 3 hours i) address ii) journey iii) speech iv) devote A chemist in the older days was called a/an i) alchemist ii) egoist iii) scientist iv) physicist The box is too ____ for you to lift by yourself i) big ii) burdensome iii) weighty iv) heavy If you always ____ how can you know what others think? i) block ii) interrupt iii) boast iv) oppose Our first impression of the ____ is most lasting i) rejects ii) projects iii) subjects iv) objects It is human weakness to make ____ i) mistakes ii) noises iii) speeches iv) discoveries It is very dangerous to ____ your boss. i) better ii) call iii) displease iv) please The sun is shining brightly please ____ the light i) take off ii) put out iii) put off iv) put on

Golden Globes Awards 2010

Best Motion Picture - Drama The Social Network Best Performance by an Actress in a  Motion Picture - Drama Baralie Portman -  Black Swan Best Performance by an Actor in a  Motion Picture - Drama Colin Firth -  The King's Speech Best Motion Picture -  Comedy or Musical The Kids Are All Right Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture -  Comedy or Musical  Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture -  Comedy or Musical Paul Giamatti - Barney's Version Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting role in a  Motion Picture Melissa Leo - The Fighter Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting role in a  Motion Picture Chirstian Bale - The Fighter Best Animated Feature Film Toy Story 3 Best Foreign Language Film In A Better World  (Denmark) Best Director - Motion Picture David Fincher - The Social Network Best Screenplay -  Motion Picture Aaron Sorkin -    The Social N

List of Indian Cricketers Nick Name

The Harayana Hurricane Kapil Dev The Wall Rahul Dravid Gauti Gautam Gambhir Dada, Prince of Kolkata Sourav Ganguly The Turbanator, Bhajji Harbhajan Singh Jumbo Anil Kumble Very Very Special VVS Laxman Bachcha Parthiv Patel Muscles Venkatapathy Raju Venu Venugopal Rao Sanu Suresh Raina Viru, Prince of Najafgarh Virendra Sehwag Ishu, Lambu Ishant Sharma Shaz Ravi Shastri Sherry, Jonty Singh,  Sixer Sidhu Navjot Singh Sidhu Babu, Mysore Express Javagal Srinath Dada, The Bengal Tiger,  The Prince of Kolkata Sourav Ganguly Master Blaster, God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar Robbie Robin Uthappa Colonel Dilip Vengsarkar Venkat Venkataraghavan Vishy Gundappa Viswanath J.P Jai Yadav Yuvi,  Maharaja of Indian Cricket Yuvraj Singh

Current Affairs January - 2 (for bank po exams, civil service exams)

Business What new feature has Tata DOCOMO rolled out? T24 mobile services Which company has signed a MoU with Indian School of Business to set up retail academy? Coca-Cola Which telecom major has launched ad campaign on mobile number portability? Vodafone Which automobile industry posted its highest ever annual sales in India in the year 2010, during which it sold 5819 vehicles? Mercedes Benz Which Indian carrier bought 180 A320s Airbus for $16.4Billion? Indigo On what occasion did Hexaware announced 1:1 bonus share issue and 50% special interim dividend? On celebrating its 20th anniversary Event When and where India's largest Coir Expo would be held? 4th to 7th February 2011 in Alappuzha, Kerala People Who joined Google India as Vice President Sales and Operations? Rajan Anandan, ex-microsoft MD Who has been appointed as Country Executive for Singapore at Royal Bank of Scotland? Madan Menon Record At what speed the Solar car designed by Austra

Critics Choice Awards for the year 2011 (16th Critic Choice Awards)

2011 Critics choice awards has been announced. 1. Best Actor - Colin Firth (The King's Speech ) 2. Best Actress - Natalie Portman (Black Swan) 3. Best Picture - The Social Network 4. Best Supporting Actor - Christian Bale (The Fighter) 5. Best Supporting Actress - Melissa Leo (The Fighter) 6. Best Director - David Fincher (The Social Network) 7. Best Acting Ensemble - The Fighter 8. Best Original Screenplay - David Seidler (The King's Speech) 9. Best Adapted Screenplay - Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) 10. Best Animated Feature - Toy Story 3 11. Best Young Actor/Actress - Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) 12. Best Action Movie - Inception 13. Best Comedy Movie- Easy A 14. Best Cinematography - Wally Pfister, Inception 15.  Best Sound - Inception 16. Best Score - Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Social Network) 17. Best Song - "If I Rise" (Dido and AR Rahman) (127 Hours) 18. Best Documentary Feature - Waiting for Superman 19. Best F

Numerical Ability - 14

A wall of 9m long, 7m high and 26 cm thick is made up of bricks each measuring (25cm*13cm*6cm). The number of bricks required is _____ i) 8000 ii) 8400 iii) 7500 iv) 8100 The breadth of the room is thrice its height and half its length.The volume of the room is 4116 cubic meter. The breadth of the room is ____ i) 12m ii) 15m iii) 16m iv) 21m The surface area of a cube is 450 square cm. The length of its diagonal is ____ i) 5cm ii) 10cm iii) 15cm iv) 20cm The area of the base of the rectangle tank is 6000 square cm and the volume of the water contained in it is 2.4 cubic meter. The depth of the water in the tank is ___ i) 6m ii) 4m iii) 3.8m iv) 4.5m 7cms of rain, falls on 1.8 hectares of land. The volume of water that falls on the land is ___ i) 1000 cubic meter ii) 1100 cubic meter iii) 1260 cubic meter iv) none of these If each edge of the cube is tripled, then its volume ____ i) becomes 27 times ii) becomes 10 times iii) becomes 15 times iv) triples A river 1

General Knowledge for School Kids - 12

What is the total surface area of an adult's skin? 2 sq m(21 sq ft) How heavy is an adult man's skin? 3.2 kg How many number of cells are present in the skin? 300 million What is the thickness of the thickest skin (on the soles of feet)? 4.7 mm (0.2 inch) What is the thickness of the thinest skin (on the eyelids)? 0.12 mm (0.005 inch) How many number of sweat pores does a person poses? 2.5 million How many number of skin flakes are lost every minute? 50,000 What is the total number of hairs present on a person's head? 1,00,000 What is the average number of head hairs lost and replaced daily? 80 Why don't haircuts hurt? Hairs are made of dead cells that are filed with a tough, waterproof protein called keratin

4th Annual Mashable Awards 2010

Best Location Based Service Foursquare Best Mobile Device iPhone Best Mobile Game Angry Birds Best Mobile Platform Android Best Mobile User Experience eBuddy Best Music Discovery Service Fizy Best New Gadget iPad Best Online Game Farmerama Best Social Management Tool HootSuite Best Social Media Services for Small Business ReachCast Best Use of an API Qwitter Client Best Web Video Jay Burn Park Best Website User Experience Gaia Online Breakthrough Website Design Twitter Best Entrepreneur of the Year Doug Walker Most Creative Social Good Campaign @Twitchange Most Creative Social Media Campaign Stand Up for WWE Most promising New Company PSGive.org Must Follow Brand AIIKPop Must Follow Non-Profit @TWLOHA Must-Follow Personality Super Junior Best Internet MEME Bed Intruder Best Mobile App DriveSafe.ly Best Social Media Customer Service Eurail.com Most Influential Social Good Champion John Cena

Economic Times awards for Corporate Excellence in 2009

Business Leader of the year Anand Mahindra Company of the year Hero Honda Global Indian of the year Ram Charan Business Reformer of the year Nitish Kumar Corporate Citizen of the year TERI Policy change agent of the year Jean Dreze Lifetime Achievement Award Keshub Mahindra Entrepreneur of the year G.V.Krishna Reddy Emerging company of the year Idea Cellular Businesswoman of the year Vinita Bali

Current Affairs January 2011

Awards Which bank has been presented with Skoch Financial Inclusion Award 2011 for "SHG Initiatives - Urban Financial Inclusion"? Indian Bank Business In which Social Networking site did Goldman, Digital Sky Technologies invest USD 500 million? Facebook How many more banks has RBI allowed to import gold and silver? 7 (State Bank of Mysore, Karur Vysya Bank, Punjab and Sind Bank, South Indian Bank, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad and State Bank of Travancore) What system did BSE launch recently? Index-based circuit breaker system Which Public sector bank is planning to setup 600 financial inclusion centres, 300 by March-end 2011 and another 300 by March-end 2012? SBI Where the world's first Art Exchange was launched to offer opportunity for individuals and institutions to buy and sell shares of famous artworks? In Paris , A&F Markets People At which class has Utkarsh Tripathi, student of the Brij Bihari Sahai (BBS)

17th Star Screen Awards 2011

Best Actor(Male) Salman Khan(Dabangg) Best Actor(Female) Vidya Balan(Ishqiya) Best Film Udaan Best Director Vikramaditya Motwane - Udaan Download: 17th Star Screen Awards 2011

Choose the appropriate word - 10

I wish I ____ a King. i) should be ii) were iii) was iv) am Can you pay ____ all these articles? i) off ii) of iii) out iv) for The student ____ that book from the library to study at home. i) lent ii) hired iii) borrowed iv) issued His new shoes ___ as he walked along the corridor. i) creaked ii) squeaked iii) squealed iv) none of these I ___ you to be at the party this evening. i) desire ii) expect iii) hope iv) look forward to He is greatly admired for his ____ behaviour. i) decadent ii) decorous iii) decorative iv) decrepit You haven't had your lunch ____ you? i) are ii) haven't iii) have iv)aren't He ____ to listen to my arguments and walked away. i) disliked ii) denied iii) refused iv) objected Although the two sisters are twins, they look somewhat ___ i) different ii) alike iii) unique iv) similar The city was plunged ___ darkness due to a sudden power failure i) through ii) into iii) at iv) under

Mythology - 4

Friendship in the Mahabharatha was defined by? Duryodhana and Karna Who is the goddess of prayer and devotion? Ida Who is the goddess of speech, wisdom and learning? Saraswati Who is the god of the sun and brother of Varuna? Mitra Who is the king of wealth? Kubera Who is the goddess of the sacred Ganges river in India? Ganga Who is the female half of Brahma? Satrap Around whose life if 'The Ramayana' centered? Rama Who is the god of fertility, wealth and cattle? Pushan What animal is Ganapathi's vehicle? Mouse