Allan Border medal 2012, Nokia phone built with 41-megapixel sensor camera

Which 3 Indian companies topped the top 100 list of arms manufactures released by disarmament watchdog SIPRI for 2012?
HAL, BEL and Ordanance Factories Board (OFB)

Name the football player who led India to the gold in the inaugural Asian Games in New Delhi who passed away recently.
Sailendra Nath Manna

Who won the Allan Border medal (Australia cricketer of the year) award 2012?
Michael Clarke

Which west Asian country approved for new constitution recently?

Which model of Nokia phone has been built with 41-megapixel sensor camera?
Nokia 808 Pureview camera phone

Lifetime membership of the Sydney cricket ground, Forbes world's richest country, Australian cricketer in Australian Hall of Fame

Name the cricketer who was honoured with lifetime membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Sachin Tendulkar

Which country has been ranked as the world's richest country in the list compiled by US magazine Forbes?

Which country did India beat to qualify for London Olympics men's hockey 2012?

Name the Italian luxury brand which has entered into Indian market and opened its first store in Mumbai.

Name the cricketer who would be inducted into Australian Cricket Hall of Fame.
Shane Warne

Name the service that is to be launched by Times Group to enable viewers to watch movies and TV shows online.

Oscar Awars 2012 complete list of winners

Best Picture - The Artist

Actor in a Leading role - Jean Dujardin (The Artist)

Actress in a leading role - Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)

Acto in a Supporting role - Christopher Plummer (Beginners)

Actress in a supporting role - Octavia Spencer (The Help)

Animated Feature Film - Rango (Gore Verbinski)

Best Cinematography - Hugo (Robert Richardson)

Best Art Direction - Hugo
Dante Ferretti for Production Design
Francesca Lo Schiavo for Set Decoration

Best Costume Design - The Artist (Mark Bridges)

Best Directing - The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius)

Best Documentary Feature - Undefeated
(TJ Martin,Dan Lindsay and Rich Middlemas)

Best Documentary Short - The Tsunami and The Cherry Blossom
(Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen)

Best Film Editing - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Foreign Language Film - A Separation (Country - Iran)

Best Makeup - The Iron Lady
(Mark Coulier and J.Roy Helland)

Best Music Original Score - The Artist (Ludovic Bource)

Best Music Original Song - Man or Muppet

Best Short Film (Animated) - The Fantastic Flying books of Mr.Morris Lessmore

Best Short Film (Live Action) - The Shore

Best Sound Editing - Hugo
(Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty)

Best Sound Mixing - Hugo
(Tom Fleischman and John Midgley)

Best Visual Effects - Hugo

Best Wrting Adapted Screenplay - The Descendants

Best Writing Original Screenplay - Midnight in Paris

Indian Bank recruitment 2012 Probationary Officers 452 vacancies

Indian Bank invites the applications from Indian citizens for the post of Probationary Officers. Here are the details:

Post : Probationary Officers

No. of Posts - 452

Payscale - Rs.14500 - 25700

Age criteria - Minimum 21 years

Maximum 30 years

Educational Qualification - Graduate with 55% aggregate marks

Opening date for Online registration - 27/02/2012

Last date for Online Registration - 17/03/2012

More details :

Probationary Officers Bank of Baroda Recruitment March 2012

Applications are invited for the post of Probationary officers in Bank of Baroda. Here are the details:

Post : Probationary Officers

No. of Posts - 600

Payscale - Rs.14500 - 25700

Age criteria - Minimum 21 years

Maximum 30 years

Educational Qualification - Graduate degree

Opening date for Online registration - 21/02/2012

Last date for Online Registration - 10/03/2012

Tentative Interview date : April 2012

More details :

Brands quiz 2012 Business quiz part 1

Tiger brand is associated with which company?


Kwality walls brand is associated with which FMCG company?

Hindustan Unilever

Annapurna brand is owned by which famous FMCG major?

Hindustan Unilever

Which company owns the brand Nycil?


Sunfeast brand is associated with company?


Which company owns the brand Modern bread?


Knorr is a brand asscoiated with company ____________

Hindustan Unilever

Which company owns Horlicks health drink brand?

Glaxo Smithkline

Which company owns the brand Complan?


Parachute is a brand of which company?


World Book Fair 2012, Vedanta to merge sterlite with Sesa Goa

Which Asian country was recently taken off the list of polio endemic countries by the World Health Organisation?

Which company is Vedanta set to merge with Sesa Goa?

Where in India 9-day 20th World Book Fair is held?
New Delhi

Where does India's forex reserves stand for the week ended 17th February 2012?
$293.44 billion

Name the operating system launched by Black Berry-maker Research in Motion for its PlayBook tablet.
PlayBook OS 2.0

Bollywood producer to speak at Harvard India Conference 2012, Rediff news search engine

Name the Bangalore-based Hindustani vocalist who passed away recently.
Lalita Shivaram Udhayaker

In which housing finance major did Citi sell its stake for Rs.9,327 crore?

Name the bollywood producer who has been invited to speak at the Harvard India Conference 2012?
Ritesh Sidwani

Name the news search engine introduced by website.
Relatime News Search

List of Kannada Movies released in February 2012

Kannada Movies released in February 2012

Kannada Movies released in February 2012
Movie NameActorsRelease Date
ChingariDarshan, Dipika Kammaiah, Shrujan Lokesh3rd Feb 2012
TuglakBank Janardhan, Rishabh, Rakshit Shetty10th Feb 2012
ParjathaDiganth, Aindrita Ray10th Feb 2012
A.K. 56Siddarth, Sherin, Sumalatha10th Feb 2012
Nam Anna DonRamesh Arvind, Raju Talikote, Achyuth Kumar17th Feb 2012
LuckyYash, Ramya, Sonu Sood24th Feb 2012

List of Hindi Movies released in February 2012

Hindi Movies released in February 2012

Hindi Movies released in February 2012
Movie NameActorsRelease Date
Gali Gali Mein Chor HaiAkshaye Khanna, Shriya Saran, Mugdha Godse3rd Feb 2012
Ek Main Aur Ekk TuImran Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Ram Kapoor10th Feb 2012
Ekk Deewana ThaPrateik Babbar Amy Jackson, Sachin Khedekar17th Feb 2012
Married 2 AmericaJackie Shroff, Archana Joglekar, Shewta Tiwari17th Feb 2012
Jodi BreakersMadhavan, Bipasha Basu, Om Vaidya24th Feb 2012
Tere Naal Love Ho GayaRitesh Deshmukh, Genelia Dsouza, Om Puri24th Feb 2012

Freedom fighter picture on Rs.5 coin, Janapada Shri Award

Name the freedom fighter with picture of whom Rs.5 coin would be introduced by RBI.
Bhagat Singh

Who has been selected for Janapada Shri Award for her contributions to the development of Burrakatha?
Burrakatha Eramma

Name the service launched by Airtel to its mobile subscribers to make payment of utility bills, pay at merchant outlets and transfer money to another person in 300 cities in India.
Airtel Money

Which Indian vaccine manufacturer who has joined Emzor Pharma of Nigeria to help the country fight polio? Name the vaccine for the protection against the disease.
Panacea Biotec, Polprotec

BSNL tablet launch Tpad WS802c

Technical Specifications of the Tpad ws802c

CPU : This Tablet runs on powerful Cotex A8 1.2GHZ Processor

Operating System : This tablet runs on the Google's Andriod 2.3 operating system

Ram :  The RAM used in this tablet is DDRIII 512MB

Memory :This contains a Inbuilt NAND Flash Memory of 4GB which can be expanded upto 32GB using the microSDHC card

Display : The screen has high resolution 8inch multi-touch screen and with the resolution of 800*600

Other Features : It has Front Camera of 0.3MP and Rear Camera of 2.0MP , 1 Mini-USB port and Regular USB Port,1 HDMI port,Bluetooth,3.5mm stereo jack

Connectivity : Supports 3G (Built-in WCDMA/EVDO 3G),WI-FI IEEE 802.11 B/G,GPS

Battery : Lithium-Polymer 4000mah

BOOK ON : Pre Book

Online booking of BSNL tablet Penta Tpad ws704c with data plan

Technical Specifications of the Tpad ws704c

CPU : This Tablet runs on powerful 1GHZ Processor

Operating System : This tablet runs on the Google's Andriod 2.3 operating system also runs on Android 4.0

Ram :  The RAM used in this tablet is DDRIII 512MB

Memory :This contains a Inbuilt NAND Memory of  4GB which can be expanded upto 32GB using the microSDHC card

Display : The screen has high resolution 7.7inch multi-touch screen and with the resolution of 800*600

Other Features : It has Front Camera of 0.3MP and Rear Camera of 2.0MP , 1 Mini-USB port and Regular USB Port,1 HDMI port,Bluetooth,3.5mm stereo jack

Connectivity : Supports 3G (Built-in CDMA/EVDO+GSM),WI-FI IEEE 802.11 B/G,GPS

Battery : Polymer 4000mah

BOOK NOW : Pre Book

Penta TPAD IS701R BSNL cheap tablet with dataplan booking

Technical Specifications of the Penta TPAD IS 701R

CPU : The processor used is High-speed IMAP210 1GHZ

Operating System : This tablet runs on the Google's Android 2.3 operating system

Ram :  The high-speed processor is bundled with 256MB Ram for better performance

Memory : This tablet comes with an inbuilt memory of 2GB which can be expanded upto 32GB using the TF Card slot

Display : The screen has high resolution 7inch TFT with resistive touch screen and with the resolution of 800*600

Other Features : It has camera of 0.3MP, 1 USB port,Video which supports formats like MKV,AVI,RM,RMVB,FLV, WMV9,MP4 and Audio formats like mp3,wma,ape,flac,aac,ogg,ac3,wav.

Battery : Li-ion 3000mah 5V2A
Book BSNL cheap tablet in association with Penta. Prebook

BSNL's tablets bundled with data plan with Pantel (Aakash tablet alternative)

BSNL has launched tablet pcs in association with Noida based company which includes a discounted data plan. The introduction of these tablets will be in line with Aakash tablet which saw a huge demand from the general public which was supplied by Datawind.The tablets are available in three specifications.

First tablet model is named as Penta Tpad IS701r and is priced at Rs.3250.The specifications of Penta Tpad IS701r BSNL tablet

Second tablet is named as Penta Tpad WS704C and is sold at Rs.10999.The specifications of Penta Tpad WS704C BSNL tablet

Third tablet is named as Penta Tpad WS802C and is available for Rs.13500.The specifications of Penta Tpad WS802C BSNL tablet

Argyle Pink Diamond Interesting facts (Argyle Pink Jubilee February 2012)

Argyle Pink Jubilee diamond was found at Australia

Huge Pink diamond was found by Rio Tinto group based at Western Austaralia

World's largest pink diamond weighs about 12.76 carats.

Mr.Richard How Kim Kam has taken the responsibility of cutting the world's largest pink diamond.Mr.Richard is working with Argyle for over 25 years

The pink diamond found at Australia in February 2012 will be known as Argyle Pink Jubilee

Argyle took around 26 years to unearth this precious diamond

Argyle Pink diamond is expected to be sold for over $10 million

Dubai telecom company to shut India operations, Australian foreign minister resigned

Name the Australian foreign minister who resigned recently.
Kevid Rudd

Which Dubai based telecom company have decided to shut India operations?

What place does India hold globally in terms of economic confidence index?

With which US motorcycle firm has Hero MotoCorp signed a technology-sharing deal?
Erik Buell Racing

Kingfisher Airlines relief package, Australian Ex-Captain retirement, Greece 2nd bailout

Name the Australian Ex-Captain who retired from One-day cricket.
Ricky Ponting

What is the salary limit where salaried employees will not be required to file income tax returns for assessment year 2012-13?
Rs.5 lakh

Who was named the Professional Golf Tour of India's Rolex Player of the Year?
Chiragh Kumar

Name the Sri Lankan cricket commentator and former first-class cricketer who passed away.
Ranil Abeynaike

Name the Liberia's Italian football coach who was dropped after the national teams defeat.
Roberto Landi

Which company has RIL joined to produce one lakh tonnes of butyl rubber a year in Jamnagar?

At what value Eurozone approved second bailout for Greece?
130 billion euros(172 billion dollars)

Which bank would give Rs.1,650 crore relief package for Kingfisher Airlines?

Indian bank account portability, Food production at the end of 11th 5 year plan

What is the new service launched by Barclays bank for transferring money from one account to any other account-holder in the UK?

What is the record high of food production expected to exceed at the end of the Eleventh Five Year Plan ending March 31st 2012?
250 million tonnes

To which country's have Iran stopped oil exports?
Britain and France

Which PSU bank recently introduced account portability(transfer of account from one branch with same account number) facility?
Indian Bank

Who will launch the Sunday version of The Sun daily national newspaper published in Britain?
Rupert Murdoch, Chairman, News Corporation

UCO Bank Recruitment March 2012 1100 Probationary Officers post

UCO Bank, one of India's leading public sector bank has invited applications for the post of 1100 Probationary officers. Those candidates who have successfully passed the common written examination (CWE) for Probationary officers conducted by IBPS 2011 are eligible to apply.


Post : Probationary Officers

No. of Posts - 1100

Payscale - Rs.14500 - 25700

Age criteria - Minimum 20 years

Maximum 30 years

Educational Qualification - Graduate with 55% aggregate marks

Opening date for Online registration - 27/02/2012

Last date for Online Registration - 17/03/2012

More details :

Richard Levi t20 fastest hundred video (South Africa vs Newzealand t20 record)

Richard Levi the right hand batsman scored brilliant blistering knock of 117 runs from just 51 balls. Richard also set the record in the same match played against NewZealand by hitting the fastest century/hundred in just 45 balls which included 13 sixes. Here is a video of the blistering knock played by Richard Levi.

Sri Lankan cricketer 10,000 runs,German President quit

Name the Sri Lankan cricketer who completed 10,000 ODI runs.
Kumar Sangakkara

Who has been selected as CEO of Prasar Bharati?
Jawhar Sircar

Name the 100 year old who set cycling record by riding 24.25km in an hour.
Robert Marchand, a French cyclist

Name the German President who quit over a loan scandal.
Christian Wulff

Name the Indian-born professor who became first recipient of Gunnerus Sustainability Award.
Kamal Bawa

Which Brazilian auto parts manufacturer joined the Sahara Force India team as an official partner for the 2012 season?

India's first tablet magazine,Rail coach factory in Kerala,Australian cricketer retirement

Name India's first tablet magazine launched by Times Internet Limited.

Which east Indian state would be promoted as festival tourism destination?
Arunachal Pradesh

Which Australian cricketer retired form all form of cricket?
Andrew Symonds

Which 3 countries met in Islamabad to focus on regional cooperation and seek peace and stability?
Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran

What is the new variant of Sumo launched by Tata Motors?
Sumo Gold

Where in Kerala  a rail coach factory was approved by Union cabinet?
Palakkad coach factory

Who is appointed as Managing director of Xerox for its India operations?
Rajat Jain

List of Punchlines of various companies

Inspire the Next - Hitachi
Breathe Easy - Blue Star
A diamond is forever. - Debeers
Get More out of Now - Dell
A Virtual World of Live Pictures - Kodak
Relax! Its FedEx - Fedex
Know How - Canon
International Clothing - Cantabill
Have it your way - Burger King
The way to Fly - British Airways
We turn on ideas - Seagate
Drive your way - Suzuki
Intelligence Everywhere - Motorola
India's International Bank - Bank of Baroda
The network is the computer - Sun Microsystems
It takes a licking and keep on ticking - Timex
Solutions for a small planet - IBM
The ultimate driving machine - BMW
My Life. My card - American Express
Invent - Hewlett Packard
Dentist's Choice - Oral B
Never Follow - Audi
Emotionally Yours - Sahara
The worlds online market place - Ebay
We Make It Happen - IBM
Play the Lead - Park Avenue
The world's local bank - HSBC

Apple iPad copyright battle, Outside vehicle tax in Shimla

Name 3 dual-SIM Android smartphones unveiled by Samsung recently.
Galaxy Ace Duos, Galaxy Y Pro Duos and Galaxy Y Duos

What tax would be applied for vehicles entering Shimla from outside?
Green Tax, applicable from February 20th 2012

Name the renowned Punjabi comedian who would be honoured with Gopal Sehgal Award at the Punjabi film festival to be held in Amritsar.
Jaswinder Bhalla

In which country did Apple lose iPad copyright battle?

Name the Indian-American who was awarded with most powerful woman of  California award.
Shefali Razdan Duggal

Sample Report Writing


The Personnel Manager of Flight India Machine Tools Ltd. - a large manufacturing organisation with a factory, repair workshop and offices - wishes to bring to the notice of departmental and Section Heads the fact that employees in the factory, workshops and office have been coming late in the mornings, leaving early in the evenings and taking longer than 1-hour break at mid-day. He stresses that this is a most unsatisfactory state of affairs for the company and that urgent action needs to be taken to ensure that staff come and leave their places of work at proper times. As the Personnel Manager of the company he is responsible to the Managing Director for all matters relating to employee relations. He will need to remind Heads of Departments of their responsibility to watch staff punctuality and attendance records. He requests them to take immediate action to bring these matters to the attention of all staff.




Flight India Machine Tools Ltd.
20, Industrial Estate,
Peenya, Bangalore

15th February, 2012

To: All Heads of Sections and Departments
From: Raj, Personnel Manager

Staff Punctuality and Attendance

It has been observed that staff of both the factory and repair workshops are arriving late in the mornings, leaving before time at the end of the day and arriving back late from their mid-day break. This is a state of affairs which all Heads should do their utmost to rectify immediately.

A detailed check made last week revealed that almost third of the factory workers, according to the clocking machine, arrived after 8:30a.m. and in the repair workshops twenty out of a labour force of fifty were late arrivals and at least four out of six mornings. One third of the factory and workshop labour force left, on at least four evenings out of five, before 6pm. This could not be permitted as it hampers the efficiency and productivity of the company. Also too many workers are returning late from mid-day break which I would remind all Heads should be of one hour's duration only.

Office staff should be at their desks by 9:00a.m and it has been noted that several of them are not. Again, there is too much late returning at mid-day.

I would remind Heads of their responsibility for enforcing punctuality and for watching attendance records. Periodical checks is the need of the hour and reason for absence should be closely examined and staff should be reminded that a consistently bad record of punctuality and attendance constitutes a legitimate reason for dismissal.

C.C. Managing Director                                                                                                                                                                                         Raj

Novak Djokovic Serbia's highest medal,Dr.V.S.Acharya death,Madagascar cyclone

Name the renowned Urdu poet who passed away after battling lung cancer recently.
Akhlaq Mohammad Khan

Name the Karnataka Higher Education Minister who passed away in Bangalore recently.

Who was honoured with Serbia's highest honour, the Karadjordje Star medal?
Novak Djokovic

Name the cyclonic storm that has hit Madagascar.
Cyclone Giovanna

Which Asian country is ready to increase its participation to help solve EU debt crisis?

At what value has Bank of Japan set to expand its asset purchase programme?
10tn yen($130 billion)

Name the actor who was presented with a National Medal of Arts for his contributions to American culture.
Al Pacino

Where has JSW Energy planned to setup 450-600MW coal-fired plant?
South Africa

Name the 2 recently-retired football national team veterans who were felicitated by All India Football Federation.
Climax Lawrence and Mahesh Gawli

With which US-based company did TTK Prestige Ltd. tie up recently?
World Kitchen

54th Grammy Awards - Grammy Awards 2012

Full List of 54th Grammy Awards 2012

Record of the YearRolling In The Deep(Adele)
Album of the Year21(Adele)
Song of the YearRolling In The Deep(Adele)
Best New ArtistBon Iver
Best Polo Solo PerformanceSomeone Like You(Adele)
Best Pop Due/Group PerformanceBody And Soul(Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse)
Best Pop Instrumental AlbumThe Road From Memphis(Booker T.Jones)
Best Pop Vocal Album21(Adele)
Best Dance RecordingScary Monsters and Nice Sprites
Best Dance/Electronica AlbumScary Monsters and Nice Sprites
Best Traditional Pop Vocal AlbumDuets II(Tony Bennett & Various Artists
Best Rock PerformanceWalk(Foo Fighters)
Best Hard Rock/Metal PerformanceWhite Limo(Foo Fighters)
Best Rock SongWalk(Foo Fighters)
Best Rock AlbumWasting Light(Foo Fighters)
Best Alternative Music AlbumBon Iver(Bon Iver)
Best R&B PerformanceIs This Love(Corinne Bailey Rae)
Best Traditional R&B PerformanceFool For You(Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona)
Best R&B SongFool For You(Cee Lo Green & Melanie)
Best R&B AlbumF.A.M.E(Chris Brown)
Best Rap PerformanceOtis(Jay-Z & Kanye West)
Best Rap/Sung CollaborationAll of the Lights(Kanye West,Rihanna,Kid Cucli & Fergie)
Best Rap SongAll of the Lights(Kanye West,Rihanna,Kid Cucli & Fergie)
Best Rap AlbumMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy)
Best Country Solo PerformanceMean(Taylor Swift)
Best Country Duo/Group PerformanceBarton Hollow
Best Country SongMean(Taylor Swift)
Best Country AlbumOwn The Night(Lady Antebellum
Best New Age AlbumWhat's It All About(Pat Metheny)
Best Improvised Jazz Solo500 Miles High(Chick Oorea Soloist)
Best Jazz Vocal AlbumThe Mosalc Project(Terri Lyne Carrington & Various Artist)
Best Jazz Instrumental AlbumForever(Oorea,Clarke & White)
Best Large Jazz Ensemble AlbumThe Good Feeling(Christian McBride Big Band)
Best Gospel/Contemperary Christian MusicJesus(Le'Andria Johnson)
Best Gospel SongHello Fear(Kirk Franklin
Best Contemporary Christian Music SongBlessings(Laura Story)
Best Gospel AlbumHello Fear(Kirk Franklin)
Best Contemporary Christian Music AlbumAnd If Our God Is For Us....(Chris Tomlin)
Best Latin,Pop,Rock or Urban AlbumDrama Y Luz(Mana)
Best Regional Mexican or Tejano AlbumBlcentenario(Pepe Aguilar)
Best Banda or Norteno Album(Los Tigres Del Norte And Friends(Los Tigres Del Norte)Los Tigres Del Norte And Friends (Los Tigres Del Norte)
Best Tropical Latin AlbumThe Last Mambo(Cachao)
Best Americana AlbumRamble At The Ryman(Levon Helm)
Best Bluegrass AlbumPaper Airplane(Alison Krauss & Union Station)
Best Blues AlbumRevelator(Tedeschi Trucks Band)
Best Folk AlbumBarton Hollow(The Civil Wars)
Best Regional Roots Music AlbumRebirth Of New Orleans
Best Reggae AlbumRevelation Pt1:The Root Of Life
Best World Music AlbumTassIII(Tinariwen)
Best Children's AlbumAll About Bullies...Big and Small
Best Spoken Word AlbumIf You Ask Me(And Of Course You Won't)(Betty White)
Best Comedy AlbumHilarious(Louis C K)
Best Musical Theater AlbumThe Book of Mormon
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual MediaBoardwalk Empire:Volume 1
Best Score Soundtrack For Visual MediaThe King's Speech(Alexandre Desplat)
Best Song Written for Visual MediaI See The Light(From Tangled)
Best Instrumental CompositionLife In Eleven(Bela Fleck & Howard Levy)
Best Instrumental ArrangementRhapsody In Blue(Gordon Goodwin)
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)Who Can I Turn to(When Nobody Needs Me)
Best Recording PackageScenes From The Suburbs
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition PackageThe Promise:The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story
Best Album NotesHear Me Howling
Best Historical AlbumBand of the Run
Best Engineered Album,Non-ClassicalPaper Airplane
Producer of the Year,Non-ClassicalPaul Epworth
Best Remixed Recordin,Non-ClassicalCinema(Skrillex Remix)
Best Surround Sound AlbumLayla And Other Love Songs
Best Engineered Album,ClassicalAldridge:Elmer Gantry
Producer of the Year,ClassicalJudith Sherman
Best Orchestral PerformanceBrahms:Symphony No. 4
Best Opera RecordingAdams:Doctor Atomic
Best Choral PerformanceLight & Gold
Best Small Ensemble PerformanceMackey:Lonely Motel-Music From Slide
Best Classical Instrumental SoloSchwantner:Concerto For Percussion & Orchestra
Best Classical Vocal SoloDiva Divo
Best Contemporary Classical CompositionAldridge,Robert:Elmer Gantry
Best Short Form Music VideoRolling In The Deep(Adele)
Best Long Form Music VideoFoo Fighters:Back And Forth

QS Global Best Business Schools Report 2012



London Business School

Oxford University, Said Business School

IESE Business School, University of Navarra

IE Business School



Harvard Business School

Stanford University Graduate School of Business

The Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Columbia Business School, Columbia University



INSEAD - Singapore

Indian Institute of Management, Ahemadabad

Melbourne Business School, The University of Melbourne

National University of Singapore Business School

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore



University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Business

American University in Cairo

University of Stellenbosch Business School

The Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, The American University of Beirut

University of Witwatersrand



Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Business School Sao Paulo

Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Sao Paulo

Universidad de Chile

EGADE-Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey

Novak Djokovic, tennis player awarded with Serbia's highest honour

Winner of last 3 grand slams, Novak Djokovic has been awarded the highest honour in Serbia. President Boris Tadic will felicitate Djokovic with Karadjordjeva Star medal the highest honour in Balkan country.

As Serbia celebrates Statewood day on Wednesday the 15th February 2012, Djokovic would formally receive the star medal.

Deputy Chief of Indian Army, Australian Bowling coach for India, ICAI President 2012-13

Who has been elected as Deputy Chief of Indian Army?
Lt.Gen.Ramesh Halgali

Who was honoured with a posthumous Grammy award for his contributions to the music industry in area other than performance?
Steve Jobs

What percentage is the planned road tax for vehicles across India?

Who has been appointed as the Managing Director for India and SAARC operations by McAfee?
Jagdish Mahapatra

Who will replace Eric Simons as Indian cricket bowling coach?
Australian, Joe Dawes

Who took over as president of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the year 2012-13?
Jaydeep Shah

Bafta Awards 2012

Best Film
The Artist
Outstanding British Film
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist
Leading Actor
Jean Dujardin in The Artist
Leading Actress
Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady
Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer in Beginners
Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer in The Help
Outstanding British Debut
Film Not In The English Language
The Skin I Live In
Original Screenplay
Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist
Adapted Screenplay
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Animated Film

Nelson Mandela's image on South Africa bank notes, Yahoo website in Bengali

Bearing whose image is South Africa set to launch bank notes?
Nelson Mandela, first President of South Africa

Who won their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations title in soccer tournament?

How many gold did India win at the Kung-Fu event in Nepal?

Which company has tied up with Yahoo India to deliver digital content in Bengali for the website
Ananda Bazar Patrika

Who won the women's doubles event at the Pattaya Open 2012?
Sania Mirza and Anastasia Rodionova

Whitney Houston death, 34 Italian banks S&P rating downgrade

Which economist is named for US Humanities medal?
Amartya Sen

Who is the first Indian defence minister to visit Saudi Arabia?

How many Italian banks S&P rating was downgraded recently?

Name the former secretary-general of Basketball Federation of India who passed away recently.
Harish Sharma

Name the US-based pop music queen who died recently.
Whitney Houston

Dhanush's song for Boost commercial close to 2 million views in Youtube

Again Dhanush's song is all set to beat the records in terms of number of views.Watch the complete song of Boost commercial video sung by Dhanush.

Novak Djokovic wax sculpture, O.P.Dutta demise, IDBI infrastructure debt fund

Which bank is set to launch India's first Infrastructure Debt Fund (IDF)?
IDBI bank

Where is the wax sculpture of Novak Djokovic revealed?
Central Serbian town of Jagodina

Who has been appointed as non-executive chairman for India operations by Vodafone?
Analjit Singh

Name the bollywood writer-filmmaker who passed away recently.

Why zebras have black and white stripes(recently solved mystery)?
To keep blood-sucking files away

Windows 8 possible launch 29th February 2012, Pele's statue in Libreville, Volunia

Which cricket batting legend is been inducted into ICC Hall of Fame?
Sunil Gavaskar

Name the commission setup in accordance with Section 74 of the Meghalaya Police Act.
Police Accountability Commission

What sum of amount has Bank of England set to pump into economy?
50 billion pounds

Name the electronics retailer bought by Flipkart for $25 million.

When is Windows 8 set to be released by Microsoft?
February 29th 2012

Where was Pele's statue unveiled recently?
L'Amitie stadium in Libreville

Which company will stop making digital cameras,pocket video cameras and digital picture frames?
Eastman Kodak Co. (Kodak)

Name the German's 1997 Tour de France winner who received 2-year ban for a blood doping offence.
Jan Ullrich

Who was honoured with Lata Mangehkar award by the Madhya Pradesh government recently?
Rajesh Roshan

Name the site launched by an Italian computer science professor who hopes it will be a challenge to the US technology giant Google.
Volunia (

Fabio Capello resigned as England's football manager,Sony's S&P rating downgrade

Who resigned as England's football manager?
Fabio Capello

Which country released world's highest resolution lunar images taken by its 2nd moon orbiter, Chang'e-2?

What is S&P's downgraded rating of Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony?
BBB+ from A-

Where has the tyre maker Ceat planned to set up its plant investing upto Rs.250 crore?

What percentage of the world's mangrove vegetation does India account for?

Which place in Tamil Nadu is all set to get 4th Science Park?

Name the Indian American orthodontist who was honoured with 'Hind Rattan Award'.
Dr.Gagan Balla

What sum of amount is National Housing Bank set to receive from World Bank which would help in its refinancing programme?
$300 million(Rs.1,500 crore)

Name the newly elected President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)?

Lady Gaga social networking site, Charles Dickens 200th birthday,Maldives President

Name the science communicator who passed away recently.

In which currency is India set to pay for 45% of Iran oil imports?

Name the Maldives President who was appointed after Mohamed Nasheed quit.
Mohammad Waheed Hassan

Who has been appointed as Chief executive operations for China's Walmart?
Greg Foran

Name the novelist whose 200th birthday ceremony was observed led by Prince Charles.
Charles Dickens

Which company renewed sponsorship deal with Indian hockey team?

Which singer is launching her own social networking website exclusively for her fans?
Lady Gaga

Name the book featuring the problems of NRI's living in Gulf countries released by Mohammed Ali Shabbir and written by Mohammed Saifuddin.
Expat Ride

Novel releases in February 2012

No One is Here Except All of US by Ramona Ausubel (Release date 2nd Feb 2012)
This book is about a remote Jewish village in Romania that decides to live in a fantasy world in order to avoid the unhappy destiny surrounding them

A Good American by Alex George (Release 7th Feb 2012)
A good American is a story about a two American immigrants who came to New Orleans in 1904 and ended up in a small town in Missouri

The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice (Release date 14th Feb 2012)
Its another story about werewolves like the Twilight movie series

The House I Loved by Tatiana de Rosnay (Release date 14th Feb 2012)
It is a fiction story of memory,love and changes happening in Paris in 1860's

I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella (Release date 14th Feb 2012)
Its about a woman who loses her engagement right and phone on the same day and finds someone else phone in a trash can and decides to use it .The call connects to the phone owner and a series of text message and e-mail connection follows between her and the phone owner

Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult (Release date 28th Feb 2012)
This book is about an estranged adult child who comes back home after his father and sister met a serious accident .She decided to donate his organs to his sister but the decision became complicated by tensions within the family

Emil Boc Romanian Prime Minister, Sharada Dwivedi historian, Kanan Devan Hills Alexander

Name the Managing Director of Kanan Devan Hills Plantations Company Pvt. Ltd. who passed away.

Which 3-day youth festival is back after a gap of 7 years in Jaipur?

Name the Spanish cyclist who is suspended for 2 years for a doping offence during the 2010 Tour de France.
Alberto Contador

Who won the Champions Trophy women's hockey tournament for the 5th time?

Name the Romanian Prime Minister who quit recently.
Emil Boc

Name the Managing Director and CEO of Dhanlaxmi Bank who quit recently.
Amitabh Chaturvedi

Name the Mumbai-based historian who passed away recently.
Sharada Dwivedi

Laureus 2012 World Sports Awards Winners

Novak Djokovic
Vivian Cheruiyot
FC Barcelona
Rory Mcllroy
Darren Clarke
Oscar Pistorius
Kelly Slater
Lifetime Achievement
Bobby Charlton
Sport for good

Ferrari's F2012, Queen Elizabeth II 60 years throne completion, Facebook turns 8 years,

Name the car launched by Ferrari for 2012 F1 season?

Name the CEO of Micron Technology who died in a plane crash and who has been appointed as CEO?
Steve Appleton and Mark Durcan

In which country have UN declared end of famine?

Which social networking site turned 8 recently?

Who has been appointed as Executive Director of Corporation Bank?
Amar Lal

Who won the World Squash Federation under-21 world cup?
Egypt against India 2-1

How many years did Britain's Queen Elizabeth II complete on throne?
60 years

Dhanush sings for Sachin video - Song after Kolaveri by Dhanush for Sachin

After the famous Kolaveri Di song Dhanush will be singing again. This song will be for the cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. Dhanush will be singing this song for the Boost commercial.This video has been shot at various locations at Hyderabad.Dhanush is the son-in-law of superstar Rajnikanth. New song sung by Dhanush for Sachin is composed by Anirudh Ravichander.

This video song sung by Dhanush will be catching the attention of many youngsters across the world.

Watch the song composed by the team and sung by Dhanush for the Boost commercial

Recruitment of 477 Administrative Officers at Oriental Insurance Company ltd

Applications are invited by the Oriental Insurance Company Limited for the post of Administrative Officers

Last date to apply online – 13th February 2012

Post – Administrative Officers

No of posts – 477

Salary – 17240 – 32640

Age – Minimum – 21 years

Maximum – 30 years

Application fee – Rs.500

Mode of Selection – Written test and Personal Interview

Date of exam – 8th April 2012

Apply online for Administrative Officers post

Upcoming Banking jobs 2012 - 7 posts at Reserve Bank of India

Recruitment for the post of Assistant Manager Grade – A in Reserve Bank of India.

Post – Assistant Manager

Grade – Grade - A

No. of Posts – 7

Payscale – 17100 – 33200

Age Limit – 30

Application fee – Rs.100

Last date to apply online – 24th February 2012

Last date to receive the application by post – 2nd March 2012

Mode of Selection - Written test and Personal Interview

Date of exam – 22nd April 2012

Visit – for more details

Dealer in Forex and Treasury in Andhra Bank, February 2012

Andhra Bank a leading Public Sector Bank invites applications from Indian
citizens for the post of dealers in Forex and Domestic treasury in MMGS-III.

Candidates are requested to down load the application from

Total No. of Posts - 5

Total Emoluments including perks - Rs.8 lakhs approximately

Applications for the above post will be received from 04/02/2012

Last date for receiving the application 18/02/2012

Last date for receiving the application from far flung areas is 25/02/2012



Surgery not required for Yuvraj Singh lung cancer - Breaking news on Yuvraj's lung cancer

Yuvraj singh has been diagnosed with lung cancer,He has a tumor between his lungs and the heart and is undergoing chemotherapy in the US.The chemotherapy treatment of Yuvraj's lung cancer has started in February 2012 and will go on till March 2012.Yuvraj Singh was one of the top performer in the ICC cricket world cup 2011. Yuvraj also won the Man of the series award in the 2011 cricket world cup.

IPL 2012 Quiz, IPL Auction quiz 2012 - Sports Quiz

Which Indian player was put on maximum bid of whopping 2 million dollars in IPL 2012 auction?

Ravindra Jadeja

In which IPL team Ravindra Jadeja was playing in earlier seasons?

Rajasthan Royals

Which two teams bid the maximum amount for Ravindra Jadeja?

Deccan chargers and Chennai Super Kings

Ravindra Jadeja was bought for staggering amount of $2 million by which IPL team in IPL auction 2012 held at ITC Royal Gardenia,Bangalore on 4th February,2012?

Chennai Super Kings

In which IPL team Brendon Mccullum will be playing in 2012 season?

Kolkata Knight Riders

Which IPL team won the bid for Muttiah Muralidaran in IPL auction 2012

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Herchelle Giibbs was bought by which IPL team for $50000 in 2012 auction?

Mumbai Indians

Kings XI Punjab team had won the bid for which Pakistan allrounder?

Azhar Mahmood

In which IPL team australian fast bowler Mitchell Jhonson will be playing in 2012 season?

Mumbai Indians


Sahara Force India new car for F1, Narain Karhikeyan Hispania Racing

Name the car model unveiled by Sahara Force India.

What award was conferred to Amul company in the manufacturing category recently?
Green Globe Foundation award

Who have been selected for the Bharat Vikas Rathna award by the All India Business Development Association, New Delhi?
C Basavegowda, President, Mysore and Chamarajanagar District Co-operative Central Bank Ltd.

Who will be the only Indian driver in the Formula One for 2012 season after signing to continue with Hispania Racing (HRT)?
Narain Karthikeyan

Name the British energy minister who resigned recently.
Chris Huhne

Current Affairs for February 2012

Name the book launched by Sonu Nigam authored by Priya Kumar.
The Perfect World

Which Italian luxury brand is looking to bring its high-end homeware and furnishings retail stores to India?
Giorgio Armani

Which country announced 3-day national mourning following violence at a football stadium in Port Said?

Name the Florida origin boxer who died recently.
Angelo Dundee

Which bollywood actor was honoured with a Green Globle award for outstanding effort to fight climate change?
Abhishek Bachchan

Name the singer who has been appointed as anti-tobacco campaign ambassador.
Playback Singer Shann

Which Asian telecom company is going to buy Orange Austria a Austrian mobile phone operator?

Who is the polish nobel prize winner who died on 1st Feb 2012?
Wislawa Szymborska

Which movie won the four Australian Film Awards?

Which US Rapper is going to receive the prestigious president's BMI Latin Awards?

Facebook IPO, FII's January fund inflow to India, IPP guidelines

Who will succeed Sony's CEO Howard Stringer?
Kazuo Hirai

Name the Pakistani cricketer who was released from jail because of good behaviour after serving half of his 6 month sentence.
Mohammad Aamer

Which author's autobiography release was cancelled at the Kolkata Book Fair?
Taslima Nasreen

Name the luxury watch collection launched by Seiko Watch India at a price range of Rs.1-5 lakh per piece.

What value of overseas inflow was injected into Indian markets in January 2012?
Rs.26,000 crore (US$5.08 billion)

Which guidelines have SEBI notified allowing companies to reduce promoter shareholding through private placement?
Institutional Placement Programme (IPP)

Which company will acquire full control of UTV Software and Communications Ltd.?
US-based Walt Disney

What is the value of IPO filed by Facebook?
$5 billion

Expand SAR.
Specific Absorption Rate

Who was awarded 'Pride of India' award by the Indian-American community in Washington?
Mallikarjun Kharge Amazon's Indian online retail store to be live from Thursday (2nd February 2012) is the Amazon's new India venture. It is all set to go live from 2nd Feb 2012. This web based platform will be a marketplace which will have more than 500 retailers showcasing their products. Interesting facts:

Started in the year 1996 as Junglee Corp

Co-founders of - Anand Rajaraman,Rakesh Mathur,Ram Shriram

Junglee corp was acquired by Amazon in the year 1998

Deal value - $280 million was popularly known an aggregation & comparison shopping service.

Usha Uthup big entertainer of the year, Dassault Rafale

Which company won India's biggest fighter deal for $10.4 billion?
France's Dassault Rafale

Name the singer who was made the Big Entertainer of the Year in recognition of her 'Special Contribution to Bengali music'.
Usha Uthup(Didi)

Name the Managing Director of Hindustan Motors who resigned recently.
Manoj Jha

How many countries are set to participate in inaugural edition of under-21 Squash World Cup?
8 countries

Which driver signed with Formula One team Williams for 2012 F1 season?
Bruno Senna

Bajaj Pulsar 200NS, Worlds first magnetic soap,Dubai Gurudwara

Name the Bajaj Pulsar model which is priced below Rs.1 lakh.
Bajaj Pulsar 200NS

What sum of capital has been approved to be infused in SBI and PNB?
Rs.7,900 crore and Rs.1,285 crore

Tatas recently signed pact to open what cafes?
Starbucks cafe

Name the device launched by Scosche's that disables mobile phone function while driving.

What is the composition of world's first magnetic soap produced?
Iron-rich salts dissolved in water

Sikhs recently got official Gurudwara in which country?
Dubai, UAE