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Templeton Prize 2012, Gaming carnival in India

Who is named as Peace ambassador of world religious Parliament?
Pt.Arjun Prasad Bastola

Who is appointed as Wipro's banking head?
Rajan Kohli

Where in India 3-day gaming carnival will be held from 6th of April 2012?
Ayatti Resort, Greater Noida

Who was named as the winner of the Templeton Prize 2012 for his contribution to affirming life's spiritual dimension?
Dalai Lama

Name the bill passed against conduct of any constitutional authority in India.
Judicial Accountability Bill

What 2 agreements were signed by the development banks of BRICS countries to boost trade within BRICS nations?
Providing credit facility in local currencies and Facilitating confirmation of multilateral Letter of Credit

Name the Malaysian financial services group who would deploy the banking solution of Tata Consultancy Services.

Where in India Guru Gobind Singh refinery will be inaugurated in April 2012?
Bathinda, Southwest Punjab

Name the company that Titan Energy has partnered with, to offer EPC services and s…

BRICS summit 2012, Suzlon Chinese firm tie up

Which magazine named N.R.Narayana Murthy among the 12 greatest entrepreneurs?
Fortune magazine

Name the Chinese President who is in India on a 2-day visit to participate in the BRICS summit 2012.
Hu Jintao

What value of funding has been approved by world bank for the Rajasthan agricultural competitiveness project in India?
$109 million

With which Chinese company did suzlon tie up to develop 800 MW of domestic and international projects over the next 3 years?
CGN Wind Energy Co.

To which company Sify Technologies Limited will sell its entire stake in MF Global Sify Securities India Pvt. Ltd.?
PhillipCapital Group, Singapore-based financial services company

Bihar 100 years, Doubled rice production in India

Which 2 states in India has the production of rice doubled?
Bihar and Jharkhand

Which Indian state marks 100 years and set to celebrate it with a fashion show called "Silks of Bihar"?

Which IT and network technologies has planned to setup mobile communication system development centre in India?
NEC Corporation

Which company's Indian mutual fund business would L&T Finance acquire?

Who is appointed as chairman of Haldia Petrochemicals?
Kolkata's industry minister Partha Chatterjee

Which Sheffield based independent wholesale distributor of commercial vehicle parts and accessories did TVS Group acquire?
Universal Components

Camel milk processing in India, Kenya oil discovery

Where in India the Para Athletics National Championship 2012 held which is also a selection trial for London Paralympics?

Where in Kenya oil has been discovered for the first time?
Ngamia-1 in Turkana County

What is the increased interest rate on small savings scheme such as PPF and NSC applicable from 1st April 2012?
PPF - 8.8% from 8.6% NSC - 8.9% from 8.7%

Name the website launched to facilitate job prospects for Jammu and Kashmir youths.

Who won 2nd silver medal in the men's 50m rifle three position at the Amir of Kuwait International Shooting Grand Prix?
Gagan Narang

Name the new tax norms which will come into effect from April 1st 2012.
GAAR - General Anti-Avoidance Rules

Which 2 banking facilities would not require signature attestation instead only thumb impression as per RBI?
Fixed deposits and Opening a bank locker

Who was elected as Speaker of the Uttarkhand Assembly after defeating Harbans Kapoor by 8 votes?
Govind Singh Kunjwal

Who has replaced Subhinder…

Bhagavad Gita in Polish, 2nd airport in Chennai

Who won the Malaysian GP 2012?
Fernando Alonso

Who recently visited Korean demilitarised zone?
US President - Barack Obama

Name the polish lady who did her PhD. in Sanskrit and then translated Bhagavad Gita into Polish recently.
Anna Racinska

Name the boxers who won gold medals at the 6th Asian Boxing Championships in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
MC.Mary Kom and L.Sarita Devi

Where in Chennai is the 2nd airport is to be setup?

Which actor passed away as the Kerala Government selected him for J.C.Daniel award for his contributions to the Malayalam industry?
Jose Prakash

Ira android tablet, Cheque and Bank drafts validity period

Name the company that launched Android tablet Ira costing Rs.4,000.

Which group of students scoring 90% and above could seek admission in undergraduate courses at Oxford University?

To which Asian country are Indian oil companies set to export petroleum products?

Name the Padma Bhushan awardeee who was honoured with 'Proclamation by the City of New York'.
Shabana Azmi

What is the validity period for cheques and bank drafts in India from 1st April 2012?
3 months from the date of issue

What is the all-time high of Cardamom export during April-January fiscal?
3,900 tonnes valued at Rs.308.32 crore

Name the company that launched Android tablet Ira costing Rs.4,000.

Which group of students scoring 90% and above could seek admission in

undergraduate courses at Oxford University?

To which Asian country are Indian oil companies set to export petroleum


Name the Padma Bhusahn awardeee who was honoured with 'Proclamation by the

City of…

New district of Arunachal Pradesh,Education loan to India from world bank

What amount of loan for education has been offered to India by world bank?
$500 million

64 years after Independence which state saw a locomotive train for the first time?
Manipur (12km from Jiribam to Dholakhal)

Longding became the 17th district of which Indian state?
Arunachal Pradesh

Name the 3 state-run power companies from Gujarat which bagged gold and brozen shields at the National Awards for Meritorious Performance in Power Sector.
Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Ltd. (UGVCL), Gujarat Energy Transmission Company Ltd. (GETCO) and Madhya Gujarat Vij Company Ltd. (MGVCL)

Israeli Government is planning to setup 3 agricultural excellence centres in which Indian state?

Who has been nominated for World bank President post by US President?
Korean-American Physician-Anthropologist Jim Yong Kim

Asia Cup 2012, British newspaper won the annual press award

Which team won the cricket Asia Cup 2012?

Which Dubai-based airlines is open to investing in India as the Government is considering allowing foreign airlines?
Emirates group

Which European nation was hit by 24-hour strike against austerity measures agreed by the Government in return for an international bailout?

Expand - NBFC
Non-Banking Finance Companies

Name the U.S. author who won the 8th annual Story prize for short fiction - "We Others".
Steven Millhauser

Which British newspaper won the annual Press Awards - the Oscars of British Journalism?
Daily Mail (Newspaper and Website of the year)

Tech Mahindra - Mahindra Satyam merge,NTR film award 2010,Goa tourism minister

Who has been named for Dada Saheb Phalke award?
Soumitra Chatterjee

Who has been named India's Glam Diva?
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra

Who is chosen for the NTR National Film Award 2010?
South Indian Actress Sharada

Who was adjudged boldest business person of the year 2011 at the Financial Times ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards?
Michael Woodford

Which European nation has tied up with the Indian Railways to renovate 14 railway stations in India?

Name the Goa Tourism minister who died of heart attack recently?
Matanhy Saldanha

At what swap ratio did Tech Mahindra buyout Mahindra Satyam?

In amended divorce bill who would be given power to reduce or waive off the cooling period?
Court i.e. Judge

Which mircoblogging site is popularly known as 'SMS of the internet' which turned 6 years in March 2012?

Dell XPS13, Toronto International Film Festival 2012

Expand - NPCI
National Payment Corporation of India

Name the 6 Indian brands among world's 500 best brands as per global consultancy firm 'Brand Finance'.
Tata, Airtel, State Bank of India, Reliance, Indian Oil Corporation and Infosys

Name the laptop launched by Dell priced at Rs.79,900.
XPS13 Ultrabook

On which city Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa is planning a novel?
Peruvian city of Piura

Which Indian city has been selected as city of focus at the Toronto International Film Festival 2012?

Hockey player declared winner of Survior India, RCom IPO for Flag Telecom

In which stock exchange has RCom filed IPO for Flag Telecom?
Singapore Stock Exchange

At what value and which company is United Parcel Service is set to buy?
TNT Express for $6.85 billion

As Jet Airways discontinues JetLite, which company it is set to merge?

Name the hockey player who was declared the winner of 'Survivor India'.
Raj Rani

Orissa Cricket Association indoor hall, Himachal Pradesh hotel National heritage

Who won the Australian Grand Prix 2012?
Jenson Button

Who won the Swiss Open 2012 title against China's Shixian Wang?
Saina Nehwal

Who will replace Dinesh Trivedi as Railway Minister?
Mukul Roy

Which university in Jammu is organising 2-day Kishan Mela 2012?
Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

Who won the Indian Wells 2012 title for a record fourth time?
Roger Federer

Name the hotel built in 1891 at Himachal Pradesh which has been granted National Heritage status.
Chail Palace

The indoor hall built at Orissa Cricket Association is named of which cricket personality?
Sachin Tendulkar Indoor Hall

Name the Interactive smart television launched by Samsung for South-West Asian market.
ES8000 LED TV, 55-inch screen

Who has been elected as German President?
Joachim Gauck

Which bank recently celebrated its 75th anniversary?
Indian Overseas Bank

Australian GP 2012, RBI updates, South Africa cricket update

From which tax will RBI be spared?
Wealth Tax

Name the chief executive of cricket South Africa who has been suspended.
Gerald Majola

Name the Indian Formula 1 driver who failed to qualify for Australian GP 2012.
Narain Karthikeyan

Which movement marked 6-month anniversary as over 200 protesters gathered in New York's Zuccotti Park?
Occupy Wall Street

Gujarat Chief Minister on Time Magazine, Online library for visually handicapped

Name the Gujarat Chief minister whose image would be published on the Time magazine's March 26th 2012 issue.
Narendra Modi

What is the hiked service tax announced in the annual budget 2012-13 on mobile phone bills?

What is the proposed capital support to be infused to PSU's and financial institutions during the next fiscal year as per Budget 2012-13?
Rs.15,888 crore

Name the online library launched by National Institute for Visually Handicapped.
Online Braille Library

What is the proposed lowered securities transaction tax on cash delivery transactions?

Who has been appointed as Additional Advocate General of Tamil Nadu?
P.H.Arvindh Pandian

Sachin's 100th international century, Youngest chief minister of Uttar Pradesh

Name the acting Cricket South Africa President who resigned recently.
AK Khan

Who is appointed as youngest Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh?
Akhilesh Yadav

What is the reduced interest rate on deposits in Employees Provident Fund?

What value of bailout fund did IMF approve for Greece recently?
28 billion euro

Who scored his 100th International century in cricket?
Sachin Tendulkar

Tax slabs for 2012-2013 Budget speech 16th March 2012

Mr.Pranab Mukherjee announced the new tax slabs in his Budget speech on 16th March,2012. The revised tax slab rates are:

Upto 2 lakh rupees - Nil
2 lakh rupees - 5 lakh rupees - 10%
5 lakh rupees - 10 lakh rupees - 20%
10 lakh rupees and above - 30%

Sachin 100th century video Asia cup 2012

Sachin scored  his 100th century in the game against Bangladesh (Asia cup 2012) played at Mirpur,Bangladesh. Here is the video from the same match the shot which helped him to reach this milestone.

Punjab's 5th time Chief Minister, Civil Aviation 2012 conference

Who has been appointed as Director General of Police for Punjab?
Sumedh Singh Saini

Which popular reference book will stop printing its famed 32-volume print edition and go digital?
Britannica Encyclopaedia

Who and at what age became 5th time Chief Minister of Punjab?
Parkash Singh Badal

Where was FICCI FRAMES 2012 - Asia's largest global convention on film media and entertainment inaugurated?
Kolhapur, Maharashtra

Which former tennis player resigned from the board of the Kingfisher Airlines?
Vijay Amritraj

Where was the 3rd International Exhibition and Conference on Civil Aviation 2012 inaugurated?
Aviation India 2012, Hyderabad

Expand - COAI
COAI - Cellular Operators Association of India

Expand - AUTSPI
AUTSPI - Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India

Railway Budget 2012-13,Uttarkhand Chief Minister, India's first CDMA Android tablet

Who will take over the rein of Deutsche Bank CEO at the end of May 2012?
Anshu Jain

Which agricultural university have successfully produced the world's first cloned pashmina goat?
Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

Which chipmaker is developing as (ITV) Internet-based TV service?

Who was sworn in as Uttarkhand's Chief Minister?
Vijay Bahuguna

Name the Indian railway minister who will present Railway Budget 2012-13.
Dinesh Trivedi

Which company launched India's first CDMA Android tablet?
Reliance Communications

UNICEF India rank, India Fashion Forum 2012, 107th Foundation day Corporation bank

Which financial service will Nokia close in India?
Nokia Money

Which rank does India hold as per U5MR rates by UNICEF?
46th rank

Gujarat's which famous shawl got Geographical Indication(GI) tag?
Kutchi shawls

Which 3rd biggest economy of eurozone confirmed it is under recession?

Where is the 12th Edition of India Fashion Forum 2012 set to begin?
Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon

Celebrating 107th Foundation Day Corporation Bank recently launched what service to its customers?
CorpBank Application for android tablets and smartphones

Kharif 2011 record crop production, All-England Open 2012 title

Which state has recorded an increase in foodgrains production that touched 50.22 lakh tonnes during Kharif 2011 season?

Name the ambulance launched for farmers in Andhra Pradesh by Srihari Kotela, a Charterted Accountant.
Rythu Ratham (Tollfree - 18002666208)

Who won the woman's All-England Open 2012 title?
Li Xuerui

Which non-banking finance arm of Tata Sons have decided to ramp up its travel business and focus on the retail segment?
Tata Capital

International Financial Hub Kolkata, Indian train ticket reservation

Where did Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata inaugurate the first classroom of Harvard Business School (HBS)?
Taj Lands End at Bandra suburb, Mumbai

At what value did Euro zone finance ministers release 2nd bailout pacakage for debt-hit Greece?
$46.9 billion

What did Tibetans organise to mark anniversary at their main temple in McLeodganj?
Tibetan National upraising day

Where was the International Financial Hub inaugurated in India recently?
New Town, Kolkata

What is the extended number of days for advance reservation of Indian railway tickets?

Retirement of 'The Wall', Film city in Kerala, 82nd Edition of Motor Show

Name the cricket personality called 'The Wall' who retired from International cricket recently.
Rahul Dravid

Where is Kerala a film city is to be built?
Varikkassery Mana at Ottapalam

Who will be appointed as CEO of L&T?
K Venkataraman

Where in Europe the 82nd Edition of Motor Show 2012 is held?

Name the chocolate boy of Hindi cinema during 1960's who passed away recently.
Joy Mukherjee

Who is appointed as ISI chief of Pakistan Government?
Lt. Gen. Zaheerul Islam

Which 5 provinces of Ecuador have been declared state of emergency as the country is hit by heavy flooding?
Manabi, Los Rios, Guayas, El Oro and Loja

Which Indian NGO has been chosen for America's first Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls, for training and organising wastepickers and eliminating child labour from recycling?

What is the reduced CRR of scheduled banks as revised by RBI at 75 basis points?

World's richest Indian in Forbes magazine, China-Australia coal deal

Who retained his title of being the world's richest Indian in Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people?
Mukesh Ambani

Which Chinese subsidiary company took over Australia's Gloucester Coal miner in a multi-billion dollar deal?

Name the music director - king of soft melodies who passed away recently.
Ravi Shankar Sharma

Name the BPO firm acquired by Mahindra Satyam for $27 million.
vCustomer biz

Who has been appointed as head coach of the Pakistan cricket team?
Dav Whatmore

US investment bank exit from bankruptcy, Bollywood actress wax statue at Madame Tussauds

Cachar Tea in Barak Valley of Assam is to be sold to which country?

Which western India university will start the Institute of International Studies?
M S University

HSBC will sell its general insurance for US $914 million to which 2 companies?
AXA Group and QBE Insurance Group

After 3 and 1/2 years which US investment bank has announced its exit from bankruptcy?
Lehman Brothers

Against which team India will play one-off Twenty20 International cricket on March 30th 2012 to commemorate the 150 years of settlement of Indians in that country?
South Africa

Which Bollywood female actor's wax statue was unveiled at the Madame Tussauds wax museum?
Madhuri Dixit

National Awards 2012

Best Kannada film: Byari

Best Malayalam film: Indian Rupee

Best Bengali Film: Ranjana Ami Aar Ashbo Na

Best Tamil Film: Vaagai Sooda Vaa

Best Marathi Film: Shaala

Best Hindi Film: I Am

Best Feature Film: Deool and Pyaari

Best Bengali Film: Ranjana Ami Aar Ashbona

Best Children's Film: Chillar Party

Best Actor: Girish Kulkarni for Deool

Best Actress: Vidya Balan, The Dirty Picture

Best Supporting Actor: Appu Kutty

Best Choreography: Bosco-Caeser for Senorita from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

National Award: Special jury award for Anjan Dutta

Best Editing: Praveen KL For Aranyaa Kandam

Best Special Effects: RA.One

Best Make Up: Vijram Gaekwad for The Dirty Picture and Bal Gandharva

Best Costume Designer: Niharika Khan for The Dirty Picture and Neeta Lulla for Bal Gandharva

Best Female Playback Singer: Rupa Ganguly

Best Male Playback Singer: Anand Bhate for Bal Gandharva

Special Mention: Director Shari (Adi Madhyantam-Malayalam Film) and Mallika for Byari Film

Best Debut Film by a director: Aranya Kaandam (T…

Commodity exchange listing in BSE, Tata Motors 100 kilometers per litre car

Which university conferred honoris causa(as honorary academic degree) during its 12th convocation to the finance minister Pranab Mukherjee?
Assam University

Which India's leading commodity exchange would be listed on the BSE making it India's first exchange to be listed?
Multi Commodity Exchange

Where is the world's highest altitude (13,500 feet) film festival set to begin?

Which cholesterol lowering tablet has Ranbaxy Laboratories launched in 4 European countries - Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany?

Which car was launched by Tata Motors at the Geneva Motor Show which could deliver 100 kilometers per litre of fuel(under battery only power)?
Tata Megapixel

Asia Cup 2012 title sponsor, India's first 3D dance film,Chinese electric company in india

Name the West Indian cricketer who died in a car accident recently.
Runako Morton

Name India's first 3D dance film.
ABCD (Any Body Can Dance)

Which company has bagged title sponsorship for Asia Cup 2012 for second consecutive year?
Micromax Informatics Limited

Name the Italian business school which in association with Luxury Connect of New Delhi would start executive education programs in India with a special focus on luxury business.
SDA Bocconi School of Management

Which 4 financial institutions  have agreed to form country's first $2 billion (about Rs.10,000 crore) Infrastructure Development Fund to finance infrastructure projects in India?
Bank of Baroda, ICICI Bank, LIC and Citi Financial

With which South African firm did Tata Power enter in joint venture to develop power projects in Africa?

Who has been appointed as MD of Hyundai Motor India Ltd.?
Bo Shin Seo

Which Chinese Electric company have started office in India?
Shangai Electric

Kabaddi women's world cup, Charlie Chaplin's grand daugther in Chaurahen

Who won the women's Kabaddi World Cup championship?

Who is expected to visit India with export of gas and investment on agenda?
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani

Who has been elected as Russian President?
Vladimir Putin

Name Charlie Chaplin's grand daughter who has made debut in Indian film 'Chaurahen'.

Name the Global law firm which could open its office in India once the rules permit to do so.
Baker and McKenzie

ATP Dubai Open 2012, World's oldest post office

Who will be appointed as Army chief to succeed Gen.V.K.Singh?
Lt.Gen.Bikram Singh

Name the men's mixed doubles winner of the ATP Dubai Open 2012.
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna

When was the World's oldest post office opened as it celebrates its 300th anniversary?
1712 in Sanquhar, London

Who won the men's singles of ATP Dubai Open 2012?
Roger Federer

Name the Indian American filmmaker who won the '2012 Rising Star Award' for his feature film '9 Eleven' at the Canada International Film Festival.
Manan Singh Katohora

World's tallest free-standing broadcast tower, First railway network to offer BluFi

To which company did Kodak sell its online photo services business, Kodak Gallery?

Which railway station became the first railway network to offer BluFi, a combination of Bluetooth and WiFi to provide information to passengers?
Bangalore City Railway Station

Name the Indian golfer who qualified for The Open Championship to be played in July at the Royal Lytham St Annes.
Anirban Lahiri

Which state bagged the second best national award in the Comprehensive Development of Tourism category?

Name the world's tallest free-standing broadcast tower at a height of 643m(2,080 ft) that has been erected in Japan.
Tokyo Sky Tree

Tech savvy state set a record by winning National Tourism Award,Yahoo in Malayalam

Name the Kerala-based UAE business magnate who was awarded with Interfaith Harmony Award at Kuala Lumpur.
M.A.Yusuf Ali

Name the bank that has entered into a partnership with Remit2home to offer Sri Lankans to transfer money back home.
Nations Trust Bank

Which country has India agreed 'in-principle' to the participation in hydro power-projects in the North-East?

Name the Tech-savvy state which set a record by winning the National Tourism Award for its website for 5th time in last 10 years.

Who has been appointed as brand ambassador of fruit drink maker rasna?
Genelia D'souza

Which Malayalam language daily has tied up with Yahoo India to deliver premium digital content in Malayalam?
Malayala Manorama

Name the Delhi-based group which has been nominated in the best international brand/group award at the British Reggae Industry Awards.
Reggar Rajahs

Which movie of Indian filmmaker Mani Ratnam is now part of the permanent collection at the Austrian Film Museum?

Name …

Inaugural World Series Hockey 2012, HDFC online property search portal in Kolkata

Where in India was the inaugural World Series Hockey tournament held?

Which company bagged Airtel's network deal for Maharashtra?
Nokia Siemens

Who has been appointed as chairman of MindTree?
Subroto Bagchi

Name the online property search portal launched by HDFC in Kolkata

Who resigned as PepsiCo India Foods CEO?
Varun Berry

Name the application launched by Vigyan Prasar and IGNOU as a free SMS service for mobile users that delivers content on science and related areas.

Digital music store of, German parliament second bailout for Greece

Name the chief appointed for Pakistan Air Force.
Air Marshal Tahir Rafiq Butt

Which company signed a long-term agreement to supply 250 MW power to Bangladesh Power Development Board?

What value of second bailout package did German parliament pass for Greece to help the country avoid a default?
130 billion euros ($174.4 billion)

Name the digital music store launched by