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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 Tamil Nadu cadre


Technology

Motorola l…

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.gruesome2.evil plot3.flexible4.dying5.gloomy6.worldly7.1000 years8.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 Achievement
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Actor

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 Wipro for its global IT business?
T.K…

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 Network
Best Original Score - 
Motion Score
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
- The Social Network
Best Original Song…

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 Australian students of the University of New South Wal…

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 Foreign Language Film - The Girl with …

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 1.8m deep and 27m wide …

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) Inter College in Allahabad is Ja…

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