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Kannada Rajyotsava Award 2011

Award WinnerCategoryAravinda Malagatti (Bijapur)LiteratureVeeranna Dande (Gulbarga)LiteratureMandira Jaya Appanna (Kodagu)LiteratureK Nagaraj (Chitradurga)TheaterRenuka Durgappa Maalaapura (Bagalkot)TheaterShantinath Dibbada (Belgaum)Kannada Language Research/DevelopmentK S Ambale Rajeshwari (Hassan)DanceH Phalguna (Chamarajnagar)MusicBalachandra Nakod (Dharwad)MusicGanesh Puttur (Dakshina Kannada)MusicShankara Binnala (Koppal)MusicK S Vyashali (Shimoga)MusicRamegowda (Mandya)FolkloreMahalingaiah B Ganachari (Bagalkot)FolkloreVirupakshappa Sudugaadusidda (Bellary)FolkloreParvatavva Hongal (Dharwad)FolkloreMaheshwarappa Honalli (Davanagere)FolkloreVitoba Hammanna Nayak (Uttara Kannada)YakshaganaKunjalu Ramakrishna Nayak (Udupi)YakshaganaAnilkumar T (Bangalore)ArtsNagaraj Veerabhadrappa Shilpi (Gadag)ArtsMohan Nagammanavar (Haveri)Cultural OrganisationK Shivarudraiah (Bangalore)Film/TelevisionA R Raju (Bengalore)Film/TelevisionSarigama Viji (Bangalore)Film/TelevisionP M Chikkaboraiah (M…

Sample question and answers for IPS exams, 29th October 2011

Name the Asian Games gold medalist shooter who holds 2nd rank after World Cup triumph.
Ronjan Sodhi

Who has appeared most in T20 Internationals cricket for India?
Dhoni (27)

Name the former minister and wildlife photographer who passed away recently.
M.Y.Ghorpade

Where is the G20 Summit scheduled?
Cannes in the French Riviera



Name the female actor who has been inducted into the Hall of Fame by the International Women's Forum.
Nandita Das

Name the Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister who quit recently.
Jarbom Gamblin

Name the chairman of Xinjiang who is set to visit India.
Nur Berki

Which computer virus could be a next big cyber threat?
Duqu

Which bollywood female actors wax statue was revealed at Madame Tussauds wax museum?
Kareena Kapoor

Sample question and answers for IPS exams, 29th October 2011

Name the Asian Games gold medalist shooter who holds 2nd rank after World Cup triumph.
Ronjan Sodhi

Who has appeared most in T20 Internationals cricket for India?
Dhoni (27)

Name the former minister and wildlife photographer who passed away recently.
M.Y.Ghorpade

Where is the G20 Summit scheduled?
Cannes in the French Riviera

Results/Podium winners of Airtel Indian Grand Prix 2011

Who took the pole position in the first ever Indian Grand Prix at Buddh International Circuit?
Sebastian Vettel

Who created history by winning the first ever Indian GP in the year 2011?
Sebastian Vettel

Which Indian F1 driver created history by driving the F1 car in Airtel Indian Grand Prix 2011?
Narain Karthikeyan

Who secured the second place in Airtel Indian Grand Prix?
Jenson Button

Who took third place at Indian GP at Buddh International Circuit?
Fernando Alonso

Which Indian cricket legend has created history by waving the chequered flag at Buddh International Circuit in the first ever Indian GP 2011?
Sachin Tendulkar

Which 2 drivers from Sahara Force Indian team participated in Airtel Indian GP?
Adrian Sutil and Di Resta

Who drove the fastest lap in inaugural Airtel Indian GP at Buddh International Circuit?
Sebasitan Vettel

Who presented the trophy to the winner of Indian Grand Prix at Buddh International Circuit?
Mayawati - Honourable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh

Who presented the tr…

Bank Exam sample question and answers, 28th October 2011

Who declared Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting open?
Queen Elizabeth II

Name the all-electric car launched by china recently.
BYD e6

Name the statue which celebrated 125 years in New York, United States.
Statue of Liberty

Who has been appointed as Indian football coach?
Savio Medeira

General awareness sample questions for bank exam, 27th October 2011

Who has been named heir to the Saudi throne?
Nayef bin Abdel-Aziz Al Saud

Name the 5 Arab activists who won European freedom prize, 'Sakharov'.
Mohammed Bouazizi of Tunisia, Egyptian militant Asmaa Mahfouz, Libyan dissident Ahmed al-Zubair Ahmed al-Sanusi, Syrian lawyer Razan Zeitouneh and Syrian cartoonist Ali Farza

Name the social gaming company which is planning to file IPO in November 2011.
Zynga

Name the person who won Rs.5 crore prize money on television show Kaun Banega Crorepati.
Sushil Kumar, computer operator from Bihar

Quiz question and answers for IAS exam, 26th October 2011

Inaugural flight Boeing 787 landed in Hong Kong recently. What is its specialty?
It is built of lightweight materials that promise to improve fuel efficiency

Which spot has Darjeeling tea occupied amidst getting European Union's protected tag?
Seventh non-EU product

Which women tennis player is set to finish No.1 on the WTA Championships rankings?
Caroline Wozniacki

Who is all set to take over as president of the centre for American Progress, a major Washington-based think-tank?
Neera Tanden

Nokia's Windows Mango Phone - Lumia 800

General 2G and 3G phone, Expected release November 2011 Display AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Memory 16GB storage with 512MB RAM Camera 8MP, Geo-tagging and video capture Operating System Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango CPU 1.4 GHz processor, 3D Graphics HW Accelator Others Stereo FM with RDS, 
Games downloadable, Document viewer and Photo editor

GK for UPSC exams 25th October 2011

What is the current repo and reverse repo rate(as on 25th October 2011)?
Repo - 8.50% and Reverse repo - 7.50%

Who won the series between India and England ODI cricket recently?
India(5-0)

Which country has been elected to serve on the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of UNO recently?
India

Which country's track is the additionally added to Formula 1 from 2013 season?
New Jersey

24th October 2011 general knowledge for bank po exams

Which Indian city is India's first smoke free tourist spot?
Ernakulam

Which pipeline gas company is eyeing trading in Singapore?
GAIL

Headquartered in Bangalore, which IT major is set to open branch company in China?
Infosys at Dalian High-tech Zone

Which BPO major has opened global delivery centre in Dubai, UAE to serve clients in the Middle East and North Africa recently?
Genpact

Who has been rated top batsman in inaugural ICC T20 rankings?
Morgan

Who has been rated top bowler in inaugural ICC T20 rankings?
Mendis

Who has been appointed as business head for India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh by Rolls-Royce?
Herfried Hasenoehrl

Who drew the highest bid of Rs.2.5 lakhs for Karnataka Badminton League?
Ashwini Ponnappa

Which player quit the Serbian national team after their failure to qualify for the Euro 2012 finals?
Nemanja Vidic

23rd October 2011 Current Affairs

Who has been re-elected as Governor of Louisiana?
Bobby Jindal

Who won the PGA Tour money list title?
Luke Donald

Who won the women's single Kremlin Cup?
Dominika Cibulkova

Who won the men's single Kremlin Cup?
Janko Tipsarevic

22nd October 2011 Current Affairs

Who would inaugurate the second edition of Goa Art Literary Festival?
Gulzar

Name the New Zealander who scored 108 not out on his debut in ODI cricket.
Rob Nicol

What is the number to be made functional by the Central Vigilance Commission to lodge complaints related to corruption?
1964

Currrent Affairs of 21st October 2011

Name the Sarod maestro who is set to teach at the Stanford University.
Amjad Ali Khan

Which country won the UNSC Security Council seat joining India as a 2year non-permanent member?
Pakistan

At what price did rupee trade ended against dollar as on 21st October 2011?
50.02 per dollar

Which professional social networking site recently launched its Japanese language version?
LinkedIn Corp

Personality Quiz

PERSON KNOWN FOR S.Gopalakrishnan Information and Technology Industry Dwijen Mukherjee Singer Yogesh Chander Deveshwar Tobacco Industry Suryanarayanan Ramachandran Scientist S.S.Tarapore Banking Industry K.Anji Reddy Pharmaceutical Industry Rajendra Singh Pawar Information and Technology Industry Gunapati Venkata Krishna Reddy Infrastructure Industry

Current Affairs 20th October 2011

Who is set to be next Delhi Metro's chief?
Mangu Singh

Which Libyan long-serving ruler was killed recently?
Muammar Gaddafi

What is the food inflation for week ended October 8th 2011?
10.60%

Business or Commerce Terms

Capital : The total owned and borrowed funds in a business

Cash : Includes all money in the bank, in the cash drawer and in petty cash.

Cash Book : A record of cash payments and receipts

Cash flow : The flow of internal funds generated within the business as a result of receipts from debtors, payments to creditors, drawings and cash sales

19th October 2011 - Knowledge Quiz

Name the Malayalam novelist who passed away recently.
Varghese Kakkanadan

In which country has Infosys recently opened development centre?
Singapore

Name the largest conference in Asia which is scheduled in Bangalore on 15 to 16th of December 2011.
TiE Entrepreneurial Summit 2011

Name the world's thinnest smart phone launched by Motorola.
Droid RAZR: Impossibly thin

Karnataka State Awards for 2009-10

Best Actor State award for the year 2009-10 and 
Subbaiah Naidu award Vishnuvardhan for Aaptharakshaka Best Actress for her role in Pareekshe Anu Prabhakar Dr Rajkumar award Senior actor R N Sudarshan Puttanna Kanagal award Director C V Shivashankar Dr Vishnuvardhan Award for lifetime achievement Producer S D Ankalagi Film for special social impact Shabari Best children’s films Kinnara Baale and Gurukula Best Films Rasarushi Kuvempu, Manasare and Love Guru Best supporting actor- ‘Banni’ Neenasam Ashwath Best supporting actor- ‘Runaanubanda’ Chandrakala Best dubbing artistes Siddaraja Kalyankar and Deepu Best story - 'Olave Jeevana Lekkachara' Nagatihalli Chandrashekar Best screenplay – ‘Eddelu Manjunatha’ Guruprasad Best dialogue – ‘Banni’ Godachi Maharudra Best cinematography – ‘Kallara Santhe’ Sundarnath Suvarna Best music –’Raj’ Harikrishna Best sound recording – ‘Just Maath Mathalli’ Kumar Best editing – ‘Raj’ Srinivas P Babu Best child actor – ‘Ekameva’ Chiranjeevi Best c…

Bangalore Metro Train

Namma metro (Our metro) also known as Bangalore Metro

Agency : Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL)

1st reach of 1st Phase : Baiyappanahalli to M.G.Road is scheduled to open on 20th October 2011

Number of Stations : 6 Stations

Name of Stations : M.G.Road, Trinity Cricle, Ulsoor, Indiranager, Swami Vivekananda Road and Byappahalli

Number of Kilometers : 7km

Fare or Ticket cost of Metro : Minimum Rs.10 and Maximum Rs.15

Smart Cards

Varshik : Priced at Rs.100 and the smart card can be recharged from Rs.50 to upto Rs.1,500 with 1 year validity at 15% discount on travel fares

Sanchar : Based on number of trips and is available in denominations of Rs.10, Rs.40, Rs.50 and Rs.100

Saral : Priced at Rs.70 and allows a day's travel in non-A/C buses of BMTC and the metro

Saraag : Priced at Rs.110 and allows a day's travel in BMTC A/C buses and the metro


Buy ONLINE Metro Card

Antonyms or Opposites for bank po exams

Vulgar
i) smooth ii) ugly iii) decent iv) indecent

Urbane
i) rough ii) civilised iii) peasant iv) rude

Transient
i) lasting ii) temporary iii) passing iv) other-wordly

Entry
i) outpass ii) exit iii) way out iv) admission

Slander
i) tarrish ii) degrade iii) eulogise iv) malign

Belittle
i) praise ii) upgrade iii) degrade iv) shorten

Advance
i) return ii) retreat iii) afterwards iv) before

Genuine
i) falsity ii) real iii) athentic iv) spurious

18th October 2011 Current Affairs

Which is the number IRCTC is set to allot for call and book service?
138

What is the current UK inflation which is said to be 3 year high?
5.2%

Which edition of IT.biz opened in Bangalore on 18th October 2011?
14th edition

Name India's F1 circuit which was inaugurated ahead of F1 race on 30th October 2011.
Buddh International Circuit

Current Affairs on 17th October 2011

Which card has HDFC Bank set to bring back?
Diner's Card

Name the summit that is scheduled at Pretoria, South Africa.
India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Summit

Name the 100 year old Indian who set a Guinness record of being oldest person to complete a full-distance marathon in Toronto.
Fauja Singh

Which tennis player is out of top three ranks for the first time since 2003?
Roger Federer

NDTV Indian of the Year 2011

Indian of the Year Anna Hazare and Arind Kejriwal India's Heroes Cricket Team India, World Champions Entertainer of the Year Team Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara 
(Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, 
Farhan Akhtar, Kalki Koechlin, 
Abhay Deol, Zoya Akhtar 
and Ritesh Sidhwani) Entertainer of the Year (Music) Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy Lifetime Achievement Award Dev Anand and Rahul Dravid LIC Unsung Hero of the Year RTI activists Amit Jethwa, Dattareya Patil, Vishram Dodiya, Satish Shetty and Vitthal Gite Transformational Idea of the Year Award Nandan Nilekani Icon of India N.R.Narayana Murthy

Current Affairs of 16th October 2011

Which software's updated version has been launched by Infosys?
Finacle e-Banking solution

Who won the Shanghai Masters title?
Andy Murray

Which day has been declared as 'Steve Jobs Day'?
16th October

Airtel Indian Grand Prix on October 30th 2011

In which city the first ever formula one race will be held in India?
Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Who is the title sponsor for the Indian Grand Prix?
Airtel

What is the name given to the race which will be held?
Airtel Indian Grand Prix

On which date Airtel Indian Grand Prix will be held?
30th October,2011

What is the race track for the Indian Grand Prix called?
Buddh International Circuit

Who has designed Buddh International Circuit?
Mr.Hermann Tike

What is the length of Buddh International Circuit?
5.137 kms

What is the total number of laps in Airtel Indian Grand Prix?
60

Which Indian infrastructure company has got the contract of building the infrastructure of the event?
Jaiprakash Associates contract for 10 years

Which race director gave the nod related to race track for Indian Grand Prix?
Mr.Charlie Whiting

Who was initially appointed to head the Indian Grand Prix 2011?
Mr.Mark Hughes

Who replaced Mark Hughes as chief of Airtel Indian Grand Prix 2011?
Mr.Azhar Rehman

Which Indian company is…

15th October 2011 Current Affairs

Name the Ex-Chief Minister of Karnataka who was arrested recently.
B.S.Yeddyurappa

Name the 3D animation film Shemaroo Entertainment which is set to release online.
Super K

Who is set to head special purpose vehicle called the GST Network?
Nandan Nilekani

Which business has NIIT sold to Skillsoft for $110 million?
Element K

14th October 2011 Current Affairs

Name India's longest tunnel opened in Jammu and Kashmir recently.
Pir Panjal railway tunnel (10.96km)

When is the IPL 5 scheduled for 2012?
April 4th to May 27th 2012

What is the degraded debt rating of Spain as per Standard and Poor's?
AA- from AA

APLF Awards September 2011

Best Stand Guangzhou Norman's 
Leatherware company Best in Colour Marketing Flymaze Limited Best Leather Garment Collection Butoni Ltd. Best Travel or Lifestyle Product Fel and Co. International 
(Kias Leather) Best Fashion Accessory Collection Omaque Arts and Crafts Best Men's Footware Collection Art Star Co. Best Ladies Footware Collection Heavy Machine Best Bag Collection Gaya Canada Enterprises Ltd. Best Fashion Collection NYHK (China) Holdings Ltd.

Current Affairs of 13th October 2011

Who has been appointed as chairman of HAL?
R.K.Tyagi

Name the HCL tablet launched in India, priced at Rs.10,490.
X1

Name the first tennis player other than Federer or Nadal to finish a year as No.1 since Andy Roddick of USA in 2003.
Novak Djokovic

10 to 12th October Current Affairs

Which Gazal maestro passed away recently?
Jagjit Singh

What is the name of weather satellite launched in india on 12th Oct 2011?
PSLV-C18 carrying Megha-Trophiques

Name the Indo-French tropical satellite carried by PSLV-c18?
Megha-Trophiques

Which two Indian sports persons is given the Lieutenant Colonel rank by the Army?
M S Dhoni and Abhinav Bindra

Ford T3 Gadget Awards 2011

Innovation of the Year Razer Switchblade Gaming Gadget of the year Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect App of the Year Flipboard Retailer of the Year amazon.co.uk Computer Gadget of the Year Amazon Kindle Digital Media Service of the Year Twitter TV of the Year Samsung UE55D8000 T3 Design Award Apple MacBook Air 11-inch Phone of the Year Samsung Galaxy S II Digital Camera of the Year Canon PowerShot G12 Tech Brand of the Year Google Gadget of the Year Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect Gadget Personality of the Year Mark Zuckerberg Computer of the Year Apple MacBook Air 11-inch Music Gadget of the Year Monster Beats by Dr.Dre Pro Studio Work Gadget of the Year RIM Blackberry Bold 9780 Home Gadget of the Year Philips Airfyer Tablet of the Year Apple iPad2 Gadet Accessory of the Year Eye-Fi Pro X2 card

Famous folk Dance in India

Andhra Pradesh Dandari, Banjara Assam Bihu, Keli, Gopal Bihar Chhau, Magahi, Durga West Bengal Kirtan, Kalatri, Asweabadh Chhattisgarh Saila, Karama, Bhagoria Gujarat Garba, Rasalila, Tippani Haryana Damyal, Lahoor Himachal Pradesh Dussehra dance, Hikat, Notio Jammu and Kashmir Dumhal Jharkhand Jhau, Ghumakudia, Jadur

Current Affairs of 9th October 2011

Who won the Japanese Grand Prix?
Jenson Button

Who became Formula One's youngest double world champion after finishing third at Japanese Grand Prix?
Sebastian Vettel

What is the new movie and also the 100th film of Jackie Chan?
1911

Technology Quiz October 2011

Which is the new web programming language launched by Google?
Dart

Which company is the first to sell a Ultrabook less than $1000?
Acer S3 Ultrabook priced at $899

Which software was officially stopped by Microsoft Recently?
Zune HD

What is the new feature announced by Research In Motion(RIM) which allow users of some blackberry phones to share contact information,documents and multimedia content?
Tag

What is the new feature released by Google in Chrome browser which allows any two computer to connect each other using chrome browser?
Chrome Remote new Desktop

What is the name of the Microsoft's new Mobile OS?
Mango

Techonolgy Quiz 10th October 2011

Where did Google open its new data center recently?
Dublin

Which company produces bladeless fans and heaters?
Dyson

What is the name of the new Toshiba tablet which will be launched in November?
Thrive 7"

What is the name of the speech recognition feature introduced by Apple in iPhone's?
Siri

Current Affairs of 8th October 2011

Who is set to play against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Champions League Twenty 20 finals?
Mumbai Indians

Which company is in talks to buy out Ericsson's mobile phone venture?
Sony Coporation

Which company has Research In Motion, maker of Blackberry phones planning to buy to provide photo, video and social-network tools for smartphones and computers?
Ireland's NewBay

CLT20 Quiz - Sports Quiz 2011

When did Champions League T20 Kick started?
October 2009

Who is the chairperson of the CLT20 tournament?
Mr.Shashank Manohar


How many countries are part of CLT20 tournament?
Seven

Who won the title sponsor rights for CLT20 tournament for first 2 years?
Airtel



Which company suceeded Airtel as the title sponsor for CLT20 tournament for the next four years?
Nokia

Which team won the first ever CLT20 title?
New South Wales (NSW)

New South Wales defeated which team in the finals of 2009?
Trinidad & Tobago

Who clinched the CLT20 title in the year 2010?
Chennai Super Kings

Who has composed the theme song for CLt20?
A.R.Rahman

Which spanish singer proposed a new song for the second edition of CLT20 tournament(CLT20 2010)?
Enrique Iglesias

In which country was the inaugural CLT20 tournament held?
India

In which country was the second edition of CLT20 tournament held?
South Africa

In which country 2011 CLT20 tournament was held?
India

2011 CLT20 Quiz - Sports Quiz 2011

In which country 2011 CLT20 tournament was held?
India

In which cities 2011 CLT20 matches were played?
Bangalore,Hyderabad and Chennai

Which 3 Indian teams qualified for the main tournament?
Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings

Which Indian team was knocked out in the Robin Round format of 2011 CLt20?
Kolkata Knight Riders

CLT20 Quiz - Sports Quiz 2011

When did Champions League T20 Kick started?
October 2009

Who is the chairperson of the CLT20 tournament?
Mr.Shashank Manohar

How many countries are part of CLT20 tournament?
Seven

Who won the title sponsor rights for CLT20 tournament for first 2 years?
Airtel

Current Affairs October 2011 for competitive exams

Name the three Indian boxers who have qualified for London Olympics 2012?
Jai Bhagwan, L.Devendro Singh and Manoj Kumar

Name the Afghan President who was in India for a two-day visit.
Hamid Karzai

Who has been appointed as Chairman of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation?
Sudhir Vasudeva

Name the MD and VP, Nokia India, who has been assigned global role to head India, Middle East and Africa region.
D.Shivakumar

Quiz on Canara Bank for IBPS exam

Who is the founder of Canara Bank?
Shri Ammembal Subba RaoPai

In which city of Karnataka Canara Bank was setup?
Mangalore

In which year Canara Bank started its operations?
1906 July

What was the earlier name for Canara Bank?
Canara Hindu Permanent Fund

Quiz on Andhra Bank for IBPS exam

Who is the founder of Andhra Bank?
Dr.Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya

When did Andhra Bank commenced its operations?
28th November,1923

Where is the headquarter of Andhra Bank located
Hyderabad

What does the Blue and Red colour denotes in the Bank logo?
Blue denotes solidity and Red denotes dynamism

Quiz on Allahabad Bank for IBPS exam

In which year Allahabad Bank commenced its operations?
1865 April 24th

Who founded Allahabad Bank?
Group of Europeans

Where is Allahabad Bank's headquarters located?
Kolkata

Who acquired Allahabad Bank at a price of Rs0.436 per share in the year 1920?
P and O Corporation

Banking Terms for IBPS Exam

NEAR MONEY: It is highly liquid asset that can easily be converted into cash. Example: Savings account, Bank time deposits, bonds nearing redemption date etc.

DEAR MONEY: A situation in which money or loans become difficult to obtain in a given country.

CREDIT RATIONING: It refers to the situation where lenders limit the supply of additional credit to borrowers who demand funds, even if the latter are willing to pay higher interest rates. Example: Market
imperfection and Market failure

Mobo Award Winners 2011

The Music of Black Origin(MOBO) Awards were established in 1995 by Kanya King MBE and Andy Ruffel to recognise and celebrate artists who create black or urban music.The MOBO Awards is the first black awards show in Europe
CatergoryWinnerBest UK ActJessie JBest NewcomerJessie JBest UK Hip Hop/Grime ActTinie TempahBest VideoTinchy Stryder & Dappy 'Spaceship'Best International ActRihannaBest SongJessie J - 'Do it like a dude'Best AlbumWho You Are(Jessie J)Best UK RandB/Soul ActAdeleBest ReggaeAlborosieBest Jazz ActKairos 4tetBest African ActWizkidBest Gospel ActTriple OOutstanding Contribution to musicBoyz II Men

Noble Laureates or Noble Prize 2011

Literature Mr.Tomas Transtromer, through his condensed, translucent images, he has given fresh access to realityChemistry Mr. Dan Shechtman has been honoured with Nobel Prize in the category of chemistry for his work in 
"Discovery of Quasicrystals" Physics Mr. Saul Perlmutter, Mr.Brian P Schmidt and Mr.Adam G Riess has been awarded the prize for their work towards 
"Discovery of the accelrating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae" Physiology or Medicine Mr. Bruce A Beutler and Mr.Jules A Hoffmann 
has been honoured for their 
"Discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity"
Mr.Ralph M Steinman has been awarded for "Discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive immunity. Peace Prize Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, 
Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and 
Tawakkul Karman of Yemen for work on women's rights

Aakash Tablet Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 2.2Processor366 MHz+ HD video co-processorMemory256MBInternal Storage2GB Flash Hard Disk+ Microsd slot(expandable to 32 GB)Screen7-inch resistive touchscreenConnectivityGPRS and WiFiUSB ports2Battery Life180 mins

Current Affairs October 2011

Which former Ranji Player died after falling from train at Vaikom in Kottayam?
K.R.Krishna Varma

Name the 69-year-old who collapsed and died minutes after fulfilling his life-long ambition of climbing Africa's highest mountain peak, Mount Kilimanjaro.
Alistair Cook

Which Bollywood movie have been watched by over 1.3 lakh Chinese since its Mandarin version release?
Aamir Khan's 3 Idiots

Which Asian Advertising congress is coming back to India after 8 years?
Ad Asia (October 31st to November 3rd 2011)

CSIR Young Scientist Awards 2011

CSIR - Council of Scientific and Industrial Research


Chemical Sciences

Dr.Bikash Kumar Jena
Dr.Dattatraya Hanumant Dethe


Engineering Sciences

Dr.Amol Aravindrao Kulkarni
Dr.Kaushik Biswas


Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences

Dr.Arun Singh
Dr.Rajeev Saraswat


CSIR Diamond Jubilee Invention Award for School Children 2010

Fourth Price(Rs.10,000/-): Master Shantanu Gangwar, Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram, New Delhi

Invention - An infra-red based path guidance system (smart stick) for Blind persons


Fifth Price(Rs.5,000/-): Master Ankit Kumar Mittal, Dr.Raghubir Prakash S D sen Secondary School, Barnala, Punjab


Invention -Modified Zip

Steve Jobs Quiz

When and where was Steve jobs born?

Steve jobs was born on February 24th 1955 in San Fransisco

To which video game company jobs worked as technician in 1974?

Atari

Who is the first employee of the Apple corporation, who is also a close friend of steve jobs?

Daniel Kottke

In which year was Apple Inc. founded?

On April 1st 1976

Who are the founders of Apple inc.?

Steve jobs, Steve wozniak and Ronald Wayne

When did Steve jobs die?

October 5th 2011

What is the middle name of Steve Jobs?

Paul

In which animation company Steve Jobs worked as Chief Executive Officer before taking the lead role in Apple Inc?

Pixar Animation Studios

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards 2011

Biological SciencesDr Amit Prakash SharmaStructural and Computational Biological Group, New DelhiDr Rajan Sankaranarayanan Structural Biological Laboratory, HyderabadChemical SciencesDr Balasubramanian SundaramChemistry and Physics of materials unit, BangaloreEarth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary SciencesDr Shankar Doraiswamy, GoaDepartment of  Theoretical Physics,MumbaiDr Garikapati Narahari SastryMolecular Modelling Group, HyderabadEngineering SciencesDr Sirshendu De Department of Chemical Engineering,KharagpurDr Upadrasta RamamurtyDepartment of Material Engineering, BangaloreMedical SciencesDr Kithiganahalli Narayanswamy Balaji Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology, BangalorePhysical SciencesDr Shiraz Minwalla Department of  Theoretical Physics,Mumbai

Current Affairs September 2011 for Bank po exams - (10)

Who was awarded a lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival in Switzerland?
Roman Polanski

Name the typhoon that left about 31 people dead and displacing over 60,000 families in Philippines.
Nesat

Which company has launched its enterprise business unit in India?
Huawei

Who will play host to the IBSF World Snooker Championship tournament?
Karnataka State Billiards Association

What is the Indian railway ministry planning to setup on the lines of Airport Authority of India?
Station Authority of India

What is the food inflation for the week ended September 17th 2011?
9.13%

Who won the Bilbao Final Masters against Vishwanathan Anand?
Vassily Ivanchuk

Who has been named as director general of the Border Security Force?
U.K.Bansal

Which manufacturing facility has nokia set to shut down?
Romania factory

Who has been appointed executive director (corporate affairs) at Indian Oil Corporation?
Vijay Gupta

When is the Karnataka Badminton League set to start?
November 5th 2011

Who is set to lead an 18-me…

Economic Times awards 2011 quiz (Corporate Excellence)

Business Leader of the year
Chanda Kochhar
Company of the year
Bajaj Auto
Global Indian of the year
Vikram Pandit, CEO Citigroup
Corporate Citizen of the year
Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation
Policy change agent of the year
Nandan Nilekani, Chairman UIDAI
Lifetime Achievement Award
Y.V.Reddy, Former RBI Governor
Entrepreneur of the year
Rahul Bhatia, Owner Indigo
Emerging company of the year
Shree Renuka Sugars

Current Affairs September 2011 for bank exams - (9)

Who broke the world record to win the Berlin Men's Marathon?
Patrick Makau, 27 kilometers in 2 hours, 3 minutes and 38 seconds

Which middle-east country has given women the right to vote and run in municipal elections?
Saudi Arabia

Which state's Chief Minister has announced laptop for students securing 50% marks?
Assam

Who won the Singapore GP 2011?
Sebastian Vettel

Who won silver medal in the Archery World Cup final held in Istanbul?
Deepika Kumari

Which Indian movie finds 14th place in the all-time 25 best sports movies list of Time?
Lagaan

Which Kenyan Nobel laureate died battling against cancer?
Wangari Maathai

Which European country's Prime Minister announced dissolution of parliament?
Spanish Prime Minister - Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

Name the head of Swiss banking giant UBS who resigned recently.
Oswald J. Gruebel

Which US oil and gas group has approved A$29 billion Australian LNG project?
Chevron

Who has been appointed as Indian envoy to Saudi Arabia?
Hamid Ali Rao

Which …

Apple Inc - a brief note

Who are the founders of Apple Incorporation?

Steve Jobs, Ronald Wayne and Steve Wozniak

In which year Apple incorporation started its operations?

1976 (April 1st)

Where is the headquarters of Apple Inc located?

California, USA

In which stock exchange Apple Inc is been listed?

Nasdaq

What is the symbol of Apple Inc which is been traded in Nasdaq?

AAPL

Who is the current CEO of Apple Inc?

Tim Cook

Which is Apple's famous Brand in the Mobile phone segment?

Iphone

By what name Apple's first product was known as?

Apple 1

On which date Apple 2 was launched?

April 16,1977

What are the different hardware brands which Apple owns?

Desktop computers, Laptops, Ipods, Iphone and Ipad

What are the different softwares owned by Apple?

Mac Operating system,Safari web browser and Itunes

In which year Apple introduced Macintosh Portable?

1989

Punchlines or Taglines of Public Sector Banks

Allahabad Bank A tradition of Trust Andhra Bank For all your Needs Bank of Baroda India's International Bank Bank of India Relationship beyond Banking Bank of Maharashtra One Family One Bank Canara Bank Together we can Central Bank of India Central to you since 1911 Corporation Bank Prosperity for all Dena Bank Trusted Family Bank IDBI Bank Banking for all Indian Bank Your Tech-friendly bank Indian Overseas Bank Good people to grow with Oriental Bank of Commerce Where every individual is committed Punjab National Bank The name you can bank upon State Bank of India With you - all the way Syndicate Bank Faithful Friendly UCO Bank Honours your trust Union Bank of India Good people to bank with United Bank of India The bank that begins with "U" Vijaya Bank A friend you can bank upon State Bank of Mysore Working for a better tomorrow State Bank of Hyderabad You can always bank on us State Bank of Patiala Blending Modernity with Tradition State Bank of Travancore A Long Tradit…

Current Affairs September 2011 for competitive exams - (8)

Which Ex-Indian captain passed away recently?
Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi

Who has won Zambia's presidential elections?
Michael Sata

What is the value of Rupee against dollar as on 22nd September 2011?
49.57

Who has been appointed as Chief Technology Officer of Nokia?
Richard Green

Which Asian country is planning to set up National Cyder security centre?
Singapore

Where does food inflation stand as on September 10th 2011?
8.84%

Which Malayalam film has been chosen as India's entry for Oscars?
Adaminte Makan Abu

Who has been named CEO of HP?
Meg Whitman

Which festival is to be celebrated over the next 15 months as part of the 60th anniversary of the bilateral relations with Germany?
Germany in India

Which country has opened innovation network centre to foster collaboration with India in all aspects relating to R&D, innovation and business?
Finland

Name the cricketer who announced retirement from first class cricket recently.
Vinod Kambli

List the banks which were downgraded to CAA2 from B3
National …