Sporting Event 2010 - 5

Table Tennis
Qatar Open
DohaFeb 17-21
Kuwait OpenKuwait CityFeb 23-27
German OpenBerlinMar 18-21
Indian OpenNew DelhiApr 1-5
World Team Championship
MoscowMay 23-30
China Open(venue undecided)June 23-27

Australian Open
AustraliaJan 18-31
French OpenFranceMay 23-June 6
UKJune 21-July 7
Aug 30-Sep 12
ATP World Tour FinalsLondonNov 21-29
WTA ChampionshipDohaOct 25-30
Tournament of ChampionsBaliNov 1-5

Common Wealth Games
New DelhiOct 3-14

Mumbai Marathon Jan 17 2010

Morgan Stanley banking license in India

Whom did Vishwanathan Anand defended to win World Chess Championship 2012?
Boris Gelfand

iTV is the concept of which company?

Which company is set to announce water-resistant Xperia phones?

Where in Middle East Facebook opened its office?

Name the ex-COO of Aircel who has been appointed as president and CEO of RCom's wireless business.
Gurdeep Singh

Which US-based bank got banking license in India?
Morgan Stanley

Name the Ex-Liberian president who is sentenced 50 years in prison.
Charles Taylor

India recently declined to sell nuclear technology to which 3 countries?
Iran, Iraq and Libya

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would invest in which 2 sectors of Uttar Pradesh state?
Health and Agriculture sectors

Expand ICO. (Hint: Coffee)
International Coffee Organisation

Expand TFSI. (Hint: Toyota)
Toyota Financial Services India

Sporting Event 2010 - 4

Asian Tour International
BangkokFeb 4-7
Avantha ChampionshipDelhiFeb 11-14
Pro-Am ChampionshipNew DelhiFeb 18-21
Augusta Masters

Apr 8-11
US OpenCaliforniaJune 17-20
British OpenScotlandJuly 15-18
PGA ChampionshipWisconsinAug 12-15
European MastersSwitzerlandSept 2-5
World Golf ChampionshipShanghaiNov 4-7

FHI Hockey World CupNew DelhiFeb 28-March 13
Women's Champions TrophyNottingham(England)July 10-18
Men's Champions TrophyMonchengladbach(Germany)July 31-August 8
Women's World CupRosario(Argentina)Aug 30-Sep 12

Sporting Event 2010 - 3

Formula One
Bahrain GP
SakhirMarch 12-14
Australian GP
MelbourneMarch 26-28
Malaysian GP
Kuala LumpurApril 2-4
Chinese GP
ShangaiApril 16-18
Spanish GP
CatlunyaMay 7-9
Monaco GP
Monte CarloMay 13-16
Turkish GP
IstanbulMay 28-30
Canadian GP
MontrealJune 11-13
European GP
ValenciaJune 25-27
British GP
SilverstoneJuly 9-11
German GP
HockenheimJuly 23-25
Hungarian GP
BudapestJuly 30-Aug 1
Belgian GP
Spa-FrancorchampsAug 27-29
Italian GP
MonzaSep 10-12
Singapore GPSingaporeSep 24-26
Korean GP
YeongamOctober 22-24
Brazialian GP
Sao PauloNov 5-7
Abu Dhabi GP
MarinaNov 12-14

World Cup
South AfricaJune 11- July 11
Europa CupHamburgMay 12
Champions LeagueMadridMay 22

Samsung launches Music Hub

Who has been appointed as director general of Jammu and Kashmir police?
Ashok Prasad

Which football team has been identified as the world's most popular football club by a survey carried out by market research agency, Kantar?
Manchester United

Expand SFIO.
Serious Fraud Investigation Office

Which Northeast state got Software Technology Park recently?

Ritesh Idnani was Chief Operating Officer of which BPO company?

Which company launched Music Hub as iTunes rival?

For which company did Karima Bawa worked as Chief Legal Officer?
Research In Motion

Kanshiram Nagar : Aligarh :: Maharajganj : ___________

Sporting Event 2010 - 2

ICC Under-19 World CupNew ZealandJan 15-31
Indian Premier League - IPL3IndiaMarch-April
ICC World T20
West IndiesApril-May

Tour de FranceFranceJuly 3-25

Indian Premier League 5 Statistics

Top Run Scorers

Chris Gayle(RCB)1573361.08
Gautam Gambhir(KKR)1759036.87
Shikhar Dhawan(DC)1556940.64


Top Wicket Takers

Morne Morkel162518.12
Sunil Narine152413.50
Lasith Malinga142215.90


Technology launch of 2009

IPhone 3G S
Google Chrome OS
Predicted launch second half of 2010
Windows 7
Kindle 2, an e-book reader
Bing, a decision engine
Updated iMac launched
Net Book, N140 powered by Windows 7
Net book - Booklet 3G
Indian Space Research Organisation
Bhuvan, India's mapping application website
LED TV with a resolution of 1920x1080
Reliance India Mobile
Blackberry Storm 9530
Vaio X, an ultra-slim laptop
Zen X-FI 2, 3-inch touch screen media player
PF810 touch-sensitive digital photo frame
Studio One 19, desktop PC with multi-touch LCD display

Dr.Manmohan Singh first Prime Minister to visit Myanmar after 25 years

Who won the 2012 Indian Premier League?
Kolkata Knight Riders

Name the Indian who became the first Prime Minister to visit Myanmar after 25 years.
Dr.Manmohan Singh

Who won the 66th Santosh Trophy?
Services against Tamil Nadu (3-2)

Which company has warned of internet blackout on July 9th 2012?

Which company has invested Rs.21,000 crore to setup railway wagon and component factory in West Bengal?

Name the tennis player who played his 50th Grand Slam tournament at the French Open 2012.
Roger Federer

Who won the Monaco Grand Prix 2012?
Mark Webber

Who won the Chennai Open 2012 at the Indian Squash Academy?
Joshna Chinappa (6th title of her career)

Who won the Thomas Cup 2012 title?
Lin Dan

Which countries recently signed 12 agreements, including a $500 million credit line, border area development and air services?
India and Mayanmar

Where in India 3-day international student's film festival will be held from 1st June 2012?

Which film of Raj Kapoor has been added to All-Time 100 list of the greatest films made since 1923 by Time magazine?

Who has been appointed as commerce secretary in India?

Inventions - 1

Who invented the first process of mass production of steel inexpensively in 1850?
i) William Jelly ii) Robert William iii) Sir Henry Bessemer iv) Henry David

Who invented safety razor?
i) King Camp Gillette ii) King Camp Gillette II iii) King Camp Razor iv) None of these

Who was the inventor of modern computer?
i) Ada Lovelace ii) Bill Gates iii) Steve Jobs iv) Charles Babbage

Who invented computer mouse?
i) Paul Allen ii) Naryan Murthy iii) Bill Gates iv) Douglas Engelbart

Who invented modern electronic pocket calculator?
i) Mike Calc ii) James Puckle iii) Jack Kilby iv) None of these

Which scientist is the greatest of all time having over 1000 patents to his credit?
i) Albert Einstein ii) Vishveshwaraiah iii) Thomas Alva Edison iv) Issac Newton

Who invented the pencil sharpener in 1847?
i) Micheal Sharpener ii) Judson iii) Therry Des Estwaux iv) None of these

Who made the first Atom bomb in the world?
i) James Atom ii) Neils Bhor iii) Max Planck iv) Otto Hahn

Who invented the logarithmic table?
i) John Naples ii) John Napier iii) John Log iv) None of these

Who is known as father of Periodic Table of elements?
i) Neils Bohr ii) Mendeleev iii) Seaborg iv) John Priestly


1. If hair on the human head is not kept clean and dry, one of the following can occur:

i) Pimples
ii) Boils
iii) Ring Worm
iv) Eczema

2. Which vitamin is found in green chillies?

i) Vitamin A
ii) Vitamin B
iii) Vitamin C
iv) Vitamin D

3. Common Cold is caused by

i) bacteria
ii) a virus
iii) rhino viruses and those which cause influenza and infect glands
iv) 30 different viruses called rhino viruses

4. Which vitamin is useful for healthy gums?

i) Vitamin K
ii) Vitamin C
iii) Vitamin B1
iv) Vitamin B2

5. Deficiency of iron in the human diet causes

i) goitre
ii) rickets
iii) scurvy
iv) anaemia

6. Which vitamin is known as 'Sunshine' Vitamin?

i) Vitamin A
ii) Vitamin B
iii) Vitamin C
iv) Vitamin D

7. Which is most harmful to human life?

i) Worms
ii) Parasites
iii) Virus
iv) Fungi

8. The most important item in our diet is

i) Proteins
ii) Vitamins
iii) Carbohydrates
iv) Water

9. The food for building tissues in the body is

i) Carbohydrates
ii) Proteins
iii) Fat
iv) Vitamins

10. Which one is not water-borne disease?

i) Cholera
ii) Dysentery
iii) Typhoid
iv) Malaria

Latin and Greek Words

Latin Words

indices, indexes
formulae or formulas
termini or terminuses

Greek Words


Interesting Facts - 5

Where would one be if he/she were a pillion rider?
On the backseat of a Cycle or Two-wheeler

Which is the most common word used in the English Language?

How many winks one is said to have if taken a short sleep or a doze?
Forty winks

What on road is a 'sleeping policeman'?
A speed breaker

What does the expression, 'My stomach thinks my throat is cut', mean?
It means 'I am hungry'

What kind of person is made to wear a strait jacket?
A violent prisoner/A mental patient

Which part of a dog might one see in a book?
Dog ears(when pages are folded in the corners)

The word 'chit' is derived from a word in an Indian Language. Which word?
Chiti (a letter)

How did the saucer get its name?
It was originally used for keeping sauce

In a standard dictionary, which letter has the least number of words listed under it?

Mascots of London Olympics 2012 questions and answers

When were the official mascots for the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games unveiled?
19th May 2010

When was the first time both Olympic and Paralympic mascots were unveiled at the same time?
At the Vancouver Olympics (2010)

Name the two mascots of London Olympics 2012.
Wenlock and Mandeville

What does the two animated mascots depict?
Two drops of steel from a steelworks in Bolton

How is the name Wenlock derived for a mascot of summer olympics 2012?
It is named after the Shropshire town of Much Wenlock which held a forerunner of the current Olympic Games

How is the name Mandeville derived for a mascot of summer olympics 2012?
It is named after Stoke Mandeville, a village in Buckinghamshire where a forerunner to the Paralympic Games were first held

Who wrote the story concepts to the mascots?
Michael Morpurgo

Name the 2 stories created about the mascots.
Out Of A Rainbow and Adventures On A Rainbow


What in India lasts for 52 seconds?
The National Anthem

What relation is R.K.Laxman(cartoonist) to R.K.Narayan(novelist)?
They are brothers

With which Indian state the (colourful) art form pipli?

Which Mughul emperor issued gold and silver coins bearing the signs of the Zodiac?

The Sansakar Kendra(Museum) in Ahmedabad is the only one of its kind in India. What is it?
A kite museum

The Nathula Pass connects Tibet with which Indian state?

What is common to Uni, Broad, Metre and Narrow?
Railway track(gauges) sizes

What fruit comes in the following varieties: Ratna, Neelam, Sindhu, Fernandin and Enugu Dutta?

During Worldwar II, which was the only part of India to be occupied by Japanese troops?
Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Which late Indian Prime Minister's birthday is celebrated on December 23 as Kisan Diwas?
Charan Singh

The largest fair in the world for the sale of which animal is held in Pushkar, Rajasthan?

Events 2010

ICC Under - 19 World Cup 2009/10
January15th to 30th
Vancouver 2010 Olympic GamesFebruary12th to 28th
Indian Premier League
March 12th to April 25th
Vancouver 2010 ParalympicMarch 12th to 21st
FIFA World Cup at South AfricaJune 11th to July 11th
Wimbledon 2010June 21st to July 4th
XIX Commonwealth Games 2010October 3rd to October 14th

Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2012 finals

Which 2 teams qualify for finals of Indian Premier League 2012 to be held on 27th May 2012?
Kolkata Kinght Riders and Chennai Super Kings

As stated in Railway Budget which train from Rajasthan will help huge flow of pilgrims to reach the shrine of Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti?
Ajmer-Delhi Duronto train

Which tourism has joined hands with IRCTC in India to improve their tourism services by making use of each other's expertise and facilities?
Indian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC)

Expand ADaRSH.
Associationfor Development and Research of Sustainable

Expand GRIHA.
Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment

Name the former chief minister of Meghalaya who passed away recently.
Flinder Anderson Khonglam

Which state Government in India announced a pension of Rs.1,000 per month post retirement and housing scheme for homeless journalists?

Name the deputy Prime Minister who quit from Nepal cabinet recently.
Krishna Sitaula

Expand PAC.
Public Accounts Committee

2009 - A rewind

Slumdog Millionaire wins 8(eight) Oscars

Satyam scam surfaces amounting to Rs.7,136 crore

Tech Mahindra acquires Satyam for $578million, renames Mahindra Satyam

Barack Obama becomes US President

India born V.Ramakrishnan shares Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Homosexuality is legalized in India

Tendulkar completes 20 years of international cricket

World leaders pledge $1.1 trillion help for emerging economies at the G20 London summit

CBI raids the Department of Telecom, alleging a Rs.20,000 crore fraud in spectrum allocation

Suzlon Energy acquires Hansen Group for $565 million

Bharti Wal-Mart opens its first Indian cash and carry outlet in Amritsar

Bandra-Worli sea link, a 5.6km road across the Arabian Sea opens in Mumbai

Telecom subscriber base crosses 500 million mark

Facebook becomes the biggest social networking site with more than 300 million users

H1N1 flu makes its ground in March in Mexico, (WHO)World Health Organisation declares it as a pandemic

Parliament gets largest collection of young MP's totaling to 82 (aged between 25 and 40)

Reality TV shows Bigg Boss, Rakhi Ka Swayamvar, Khatron Ke Khiladi and Sach Ka Saamna gains momentum

Pakistan wins 2nd ICC World T20 in London

Schumacher signs one-year deal with Mercedes

Federer and Serena named ITF World Champions

Lionel Messi becomes first Argentine to win the FIFA World Player of the Year award

Famous Name

Chinese scholar who studied in Nalanda University - Hiuen Tsang

First President of the Indian National Congress - W.C.Banerjee

Author of Gitanjali - Rabindranath Tagore

First Indian woman to cross the English Channel - Arati (Saha) Gupta

First person to be awarded Bharat Ratna posthumously - Lal Bahadur Shastri

First recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalike Award - Devika Rani Roerich

India's first cosmonaut - Rakesh Sharma

Sarvodaya leader popularly known as Loknayak - Jayaprakash Narayan

First lady of the Indian screen - Nargis Dutt

Nghtingale of India - Sarojini Naidu

Subjects - Mock test 4

Give one word for the following:

1. Science or study of sound - Acoustics

2. Mental and physical states of mankind - Anthropology

3. Study of heredity - Genetics

4. Study of epidemics - Epidemiology

5. Study of rainfall - Hyetology

6. Study of health - Hygiene

7. Study of living bodies - Biology

8. The study of plant life - Botany

9. Study of shells - Conchology

10. Study of teeth - Odontography

Immigration, Visa and Foreigners Registration and Tracking

To which country did India lose in Azlan Shah Cup?
New Zealand

Who will receive the honorary doctorate in civil law nearly after 20 years after Oxford University awarded?
Aung Saan Suu Kyi

Indian Air Force signed a deal worth Rs.2,800 crore for acquisition of which planes?
Pilatus planes

Name the new system that is introduced to get information of foreigners visiting India.
Immigration, Visa and Foreigners Registration and Tracking (IVFRT)

Which 2 Indian companies have been included in the 'BrandZ list' of the top 100 most-valuable global brands of 2012 by research firm Millward Brown?
Bharti Airtel and ICICI Bank

Top 12 CEO exits of the year 2009

Subramaniam RamadoraiTCS
Deepak ParekhHDFC (will be stepping down Jan 2010)
Ramani AyerHartford Financial Services
Rick WagonerGeneral Motors
Alvaro de MolinaGMAC
Edward LiddyAIG
David MoffetFreddie Mac
Herbert Allison FreddieMac's partnering company Fannie Mae
Bernard PoussotWyeth
Fred HassanMerck and Co
John ThainMerril Lynch
Harry StyliSequenom

Interesting Facts - 3

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history

Spades - King David
Clubs - Alexander the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar

Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination' and 'bump'

The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with

The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language

The most common name in the world is Mohammed

My Last Wish, a social network for people on death bed

Which team was eliminated to qualify in the IPL 2012 by Chennai Super Kings?
Mumbai Indians

Which commodity's price had steepest price increase recently in India?
Petrol (increase by Rs.7.50per litre)

Which country tested a missile just 4 days after NATO summit?

Name the 5 books released by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Bihar's glory.
Bihar from birth to centenary, Bihar Gaurav, Bihar Vibhooti, Women's role in Bihar development and Role of Bihar in development of Urdu literature

Name the book to be released by Sumedha Kamat-Desai on traditional Goan culture.
Palav Paan

Which city in Rajasthan will be made smoking free?

Name the Australian world's richest woman as per an annual index by Business Review Weekly.
Gina Rineheart

Which country would infuse 30 billion euros into businesses to repay debts?

Who has been appointed as CEO of Motorola Mobility post Google's acquisition?
Dennis Woodside

Name the social network launched for the people who are on death bed.
My Last Wish

Interesting Facts - 2

Q: What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?
A: All invented by women

The electric chair was invented by a dentist
Coca-Cola was originally green

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue

Women blink
nearly twice as much as men!!

You can't kill yourself by holding your breath

It is impossible to lick your elbow

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet

Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in one's ear by 700 times

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different

Most lipstick contains fish scales

People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond

Sneezing too hard could result a rib fracture. If one tries to suppress a sneeze it can rupture a blood vessel in the head or neck and die

Abbreviations -3

AIIMS - All India Institute of Medical Sciences
APPLE - Ariane Paasenger Payload Experiment
B.Com - Bachelor of Commerce
BDO - Block Development Officer
B.Pharm - Bachelor of Pharmacy
C-in-C - Commander-in-Chief
EEC - European Economic Community
etc. - et cetera (and the rest)
SPCA - Society for Prevention of Cruelty of Animals
IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
SAI - Sports Authority of India
NSS - National Service Scheme
OIGS - On India Government Service
SSC - Staff Selection Commission
VCR - Video Cassette Recorder

Kolkata Knight Riders qualify for IPL 2012 finals

Which act was passed for Sikh organisations recently?
Anand Marriage Act

What is the changed brand name of West Assam Milk Producer's Cooperative Union Ltd. (Wamul) milk in the market?
Purabi Smart

Which 2 teams qualified for Santosh Trophy 2012 semifinals?
Manipur and Kerala

Which team qualified for finals in the IPL qualifier 2012?
Kolkata Knight Riders

Name one among the Bee Gees who died recently fighting against cancer.
Robin Gibb

Thomas Cook Group's India unit would be sold to subsidiary of which Toronto-based company?
Fairbridge Capital subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings

Which airways on its occassion of 7th anniversary gift has fixed its ticket fare at Rs.777?

Chemical Symbols


Billboard Awards 2012


 Top ArtistAdele
 Top New Artist Wiz Khalifa
 Top Male ArtistLil Wayne
 Top Female Artist Adele
 Top Duo/Group LMFAO
 Top Billboard 200 Artist Adele
 Top Hot 100 Artist Adele
 Top Digital Songs Artist Adele
 Top Radio Songs Artist Adele
 Top Touring Artist U2
 Top Social Artist Justin Bieber
 Top Streaming Artist Rihanna
 Top Digital Media Artist Adele
 Top Pop Artist Adele
 Top R&B Artist Chris Brown
 Top Rap Artist Lil Wayne
 Top Country Artist Lady Antebellum
 Top Rock Artist Coldplay
 Top Alternative Artist Coldplay
 Top Latin Artist Shakira
 Top Dance Artist Lady Gaga
Top Christian ArtistCasting Crowns



Top Billboard 200 Album"21" - Adele
Top Pop Album"21" - Adele
Top R&B Album"4" - Beyonce Knowles
Top Rap Album"Tha Carter IV" - Lil Wayne
Top Country Album"My Kinda Party" - Jason Aldean
Top Rock Album"Mylo Xyloto" - Coldplay
Top Alternative Album"Mylo Xyloto" - Coldplay
Top Latin Album"Formula, Vol. 1" - Romeo Santos
Top Dance Album"Born This Way" - Lady GaGa
Top Christian Album"Come to the Well" - Casting Crowns




Top Hot 100 Song"Party Rock Anthem" - LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
Top Digital Song"Party Rock Anthem" - LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
Top Radio Song"Give Me Everything" - Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer
Top Streaming Song (Audio)"Rolling in the Deep" - Adele
Top Streaming Song (Video)"Super Bass" - Nicki Minaj
Top Pop Song"Party Rock Anthem" - LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
Top R&B Song"Motivation" - Kelly Rowland ft. Lil Wayne
Top Rap Song"Party Rock Anthem" - LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
Top Country Song"Dirt Road Anthem" - Jason Aldean
Top Rock Song"Pumped Up Kicks" - Foster the People
Top Alternative Song"Rolling in the Deep" - Adele
Top Latin Song"Danza Kuduro" - Don Omar & Lucenzo
Top Dance Song"Party Rock Anthem" - LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
Top Christian Song"Blessings" - Laura Story



Spotlight AwardKaty Perry
Woman of the YearTaylor Swift
Millennium AwardWhitney Houston
Billboard Music Icon AwardStevie Wonder

ICC ODI Team of the Year(in batting order)

Virender Sehwag (India)

Chris Gayle (West Indies)

Kevin Pietersen (England)

Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka)

Yuvraj Singh (India)

Martin Guptill (New Zealand)

MS Dhoni (India) Wicket Keeper and Captain

Andrew Flintoff (England)

Nuwan Kulasekara (Sri Lanka)

Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka)

Umar Gul (Pakistan)

12th man: Thilan Thushara (Sri Lanka)

Devdas in millennium's top 10

The Lord of the Rings2001-03
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon2000
The White Ribbon2009
The Hurt Locker2009
Synecdoche, New York2008
Moulin Rouge!2001
The Artist2011

IT park in Jammu and Kashmir

Name the former Prime Minister who's 21st death anniversary was observed in India on 21st May 2012.
Rajiv Gandhi

Which browser over took Internet Explorer to become top browser in the world?
Google Chrome

Which country is pressing for global internet governance to the UN committee?

As per the Delhi Registration of Marriages Bill 2012, marriage registration is made compulsory in Delhi within how many days of tying the knot?
60 days. If exceeds, one has to pay a fine of Rs.10,000

Which Indian state with over 6 lakh unemployed youths could get an Information and Technology park?
Jammu and Kashmir

Which Netherland-based free instant messaging and call application firm is relocating its global headquarters to India?

Name the tower in Dubai, UAE which is 413.4 metres (1,356 feet) high and has 101 storeys, the world's tallest residential building.
Princess Tower

Who won the men's Rome Masters 2012 for a record 6th time?
Rafael Nadal

Who won the women's Rome Masters 2012 for 2nd time?
Maria Sharapova

Who won the doubles Rome Masters 2012 title?
Men's - Marcel Garnollers and Marc Lopez
Women's - Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci

Who is set to be India's next football coach?
Wim kovevermans, former Dutch central defender

Who is appointed  as Chairperson of Tractors and Farm Equipment Ltd.(Tata Steel Board) as an additional director?
Mallika Srinivasan

Abbreviations -1

AAPSO - Afro-Asian People's Solidarity Organization
ACC - Associated Cement Companies
AHQ - Air Headquarters or Army Headquarters
ARC - Administrative Reforms Commission
ARDC - Agricultural Refinance and Development Corporation
ASCI - Administrative Staff College of India
BCG - Bacillus Calmette Guerine
BIFR - Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction
CARE - Co-operative for American Relief Everywhere
CDP - Community Development Programme
CORE - Congress of Racial Equality
ESIS - Employees State Insurance Scheme
FRCP - Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
FRCS - Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
FRS - Fellow of the Royal Society
GMT - Greenwich Mean Time
HMI - Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
IARI - Indian Agricultural Research Institute
IAMC - Indian Army Medical Corps
IATA - International Air Transport Association
LPG - Liquid Petroleum Gas
NRSA - National Remote Sensing Agency
NIRD - National Institute of Rural Development
OIGS - On Indian Government Service
OCS - Overseas Communication Services
RAF - Rapid Action Force
RAW - Research and Analysis Wing
SAF - South Asian Federation
STC - State Trading Corporation
TELCO - Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company
TIFR - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
TTE - Traveling Ticket Examiner
UGC - University Grant Commission

AEC - Atomic Energy Commission
BPCL - Bharat Pertoleum Corporation Limited
CBI - Central Bereau of Investigation
DLO - Dead Letter Office
ESCI - Engineering Staff College of India
GPO - General Post Office
HMT - Hindustan Machine Tools
IIT - Indian Institute of Technology
ITBP - Indo-Tibetian Border Police
ICRISAT - International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Agri Tropics
ISRO - Indian Satellite Research Organisation
INSAT - Indian National Satellite
IIM - Indian Institute of Management
MVC - Maha Vir Chakra
NCC - National Credit Corps
NIO - National Institute Oceanography
PIB - Preserve Information Buereau
PTI - Press Trust of India
RBI - Reserve Bank of India
SLV - Satellite Launch Vehicle
UNICEF - United Nation International Children's Emergency Fund
UNI - United News of India
VPP - Value Payable Post
VAT - Value Added Tax

Branches of Science

life on other planets
putting to death
birds eggs
structure of wood

Interesting facts about birds

Rearest of Indian birds
Largest Indian birdSarus Crane
Fastest Flying birdAlpine Spine Tailed Swift
Smallest bird of allBee Humming bird
Fastest running birdOstrich
Heaviest flying birdKori Bustard
Bird making the largest nestBald Eagle
Living bird with largest wing-soan
Wandering Albatross
Largest domesticated birdPlumed Guineafowl
Bird with longest feathersLong Tailed Fowl
Largest bird of prey in the world
Andean Condor
Longest living birdEuropean Eagle owl

1 year rural posting must for MMBS course in India

Name the 12 years and 9 months old child prodigy from Bhojpur district in Bihar who created history by cracking IIT-JEE 2012.
Satyam Kumar of Bakhorapur

Who won the French MotoGP 2012?
Jorge Lorenzo

One-year of rural posting is made compulsory for which medical course in  India?

Name the Indian player who won his first ever ATP Challenger singles title 2012.
Yuki Bhambri

Name the asteroid which could come near to earth on 15 February 2013 leading to disruption of geosynchronous satellites.

Name the 12 year old who has lectured at harvard and co-written a book in America.
Blake Kernen

Name the card that would popularise after Chief General Manager D.V.Deshpande for NABARD urged commercial banks to promote it in Bihar.
Kisan Credit Card

Top 10 Dividend Payers in India

RankCompanyDividend Paid
(Rs. Cr)
Reliance Industries
State Bank of India
Hindustan Unilever
Infosys Technologies
10Tata Steel

Known Your Legal Terms

Affidavit - A statement on oath for use as evidence in judicial proceedings

Power of Attorney - A document under seal authorising the person to whom it is given to act in all respects as the agent of the granter of the power in relation to matters specified in the documents

Bail - The security given to affect the release of one arrested or imprisoned, on the understanding that he/she shall appear for trail at a fixed time and place.

Certiorari - A writ to transfer a law suit from lower court to a higher court

Code - A body of classified laws of regulations

Court Martial - A military court to try persons under military laws

Copyright - The exclusive right of an author on his literary or artistic work. It is vested with the author for a specific period of time

Decree - The award or decision of court

Exhibit - A legal document or an object presented as proof

Forgery - The act of falsely making or materially altering any writing with the intention to defraud. Also the act of counterfeiting coins or currency

Indemnity - Security against damage or loss

Legacy - A gift by will of personal property

Proxy - One who acts for another, or the written authorisation for such person

Summons - A writ of court commanding the attendance of a witness at a specified time and place

Writ - An order issued by a court commanding a person to whom it is addressed to act or abstain from acting in some way

Will - Legal disposal of property on one's death according to the written instructions of the deceased

Android Operating System 5 Jelly Bean

Name the 73 year old Japanese oldest woman to scale Mt.Everest.
Tamae Watanabe

Which Mobile E-commerce App was acquired by Facebook recently?

What is the name of the new version of Android Operating System called?
Android 5 "Jelly bean"

What is the name of new tool launched by yahoo for online advertisers for their data analytics?

Who won the Football Champions League 2012 final match against Bayern Munich?

Which state Government in the west of India completed 1 year at office?
West Bengal

Which state Government in South India completed 1 year at office?
Tamil Nadu

Which Indian state is now center of spiritual tourism?

Cyber Defence Research Centre came into operation recently in which Indian state?

Name the 1st Bangladeshi woman who scaled Mt.Everest.
Nishat Majumder

In which tournament did India defeat South Korea to bag a consolation bronze medal recently?
Junior Asia Cup hockey tournament 2012

Name the Indian origin British civil servant who was chosen as president of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Suma Chakrabarti

Which could be Jackie Chan's last action film as he announced his retirement as an action star?
100th film - Chinese Zodiac

Which country will become biggest IT consumer in Asia-Pacific surpassing Japan?

Growth rate in Indian Economy 2009

Sector-wise Contributions

Mining and quarrying9%

Overall growth rate of Indian Economy for the quarter ending July-September is 7.9%

Mark the correct meaning

1. Womb

i) ovum
ii) gene
iii) uterus
iv) none of the above

2. Science of good births

i) eugenics
ii) heredity
iii) genealogy
iv) none of these

3. Out of time

i) incongruous
ii) anachronic
iii) synchronic
iv) mychronic

4. Study of diseases

i) pathology
ii) telepathy
iii) antipathy
iv) neopathy

5. Fond of company, friends, group activities, etc.

i) apathetic
ii) gregarious
iii) chronological
iv) socialism

6. Indifferent

i) antipathetic
ii) pathetic
iii) apathetic
iv) anpathetic

7. To be purposely confusing

i) equivocate
ii) obviate
iii) prescribe
iv) precise

8. To work to the disadvantage of

i) malign
ii) militate
iii) placate
iv) acetate

9. Lack of equality

i) parity
ii) disparity
iii) ambiguity
iv) partiality

10. Of doubtful conclusion

i) equivocation
ii) disparity
iii) ambiguity
iv) none of these

11. agile

i) lively
ii) stubborn
iii) skilful
iv) careful

12. prevalent

i) dangerous
ii) catching
iii) widespread
iv) fatal

13. verve

i) impudence
ii) enthusiasm
iii) sudden turn
iv) evasion

14. ominous

i) unpleasant
ii) threatening
iii) untrue
iv) serious

15. formidable

i) easy
ii) conventional
iii) difficult to overcome
iv) rigging a boat

16. incredible

i) true
ii) interesting
iii) unknown
iv) unbelievable

17. oculist

i) eye doctor
ii) skin doctor
iii) bone doctor
iv) heart doctor

18. supersede

i) enforce
ii) continue
iii) take the place of
iv) repeal

19. inane

i) clumsy
ii) silly and pointless
iii) mad
iv) plain

20. anonymous

i) generous
ii) stingy
iii) well-known
iv) one whose name is not known

Death due to mosquito bite, now covered under accidental death

At what value did Facebook IPO open at Nasdaq?

Who rang the opening bell remotely of Nasdaq as Facebook made its public debut on 18th May 2012?
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Name the NRI who became the first Lord Mayor of Leicester town in UK.
Abdul Razak Osman

Name the Indian-American who was elected to Sugar Land City of Texas in US.
Himesh Gandhi

Death due to which insect is an accident and is covered under accidental death insurance as per the North District Consumer Forum in India?

Kerala investor meet was held as a part of build-up towards which event in September 2012?
Emerging Kerala Conclave

Which rating agency has downgraded Greek banks ratings from B- to CCC?
Fitch rating agency

How many Spanish banks debt ratings has been cut by Moody's, citing the effects of recession?
16 Spanish banks

Current Affairs Entertainment 2009

Who will direct Kollywood actor Vijay's 51st film?


Which movie franchise to go on auction block?


Which duo are to co-host for the upcoming 82nd Academy Awards?

Comedian Steve Martin and actor Alec Baldwin

As a tribute, against which actor was a cyber memorial launched?

Shankar Nag -

Amounting to what value was the 'King of POP', Micheal Jackson's painting sold?

$812,000 at an auction in Los Angeles

Which UK-based radio consultancy firm has launched its operations in India to provide consultancy services and training programs for radio station's presenters?

United Radio

Which entertainment major launched the official Michael Jackson mobile website?


Which bollywood actress passed away on her 51st Birthday after battling cancer for 3 years?

Simple Kapadia

Current Affairs World Economy 2009

What rank does India posses in the Legatum Prosperity Index ranking 2009?
45th rank

What rank does India posses in the Per Capita GDP ranking among 104 countries in 2009

Which company entered security market by launching security products?

Which airline did Air India tie up for its MRO engine?
Sharjah's Aerostar

Who Business icon heads the rich list for the 5th consecutive year in South Africa?
Lakshmi Mittal

Which company bagged 68.97 billion rupees ($1.5billion) order from Maharashtra State Power Corporation?

Who won the Business person of the year award 2009 at the annual Islamic Finance Business Awards held in Johannesburg, South Africa?
Asgar Mahomed

Who sold 200 tones of gold to RBI?
International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Which single premium policy was launched by Life Insurance Corporation of India?
Jeevan Nischay

On what ratio basis did Gujarat NRE Minerals allot bonus share during the year 2009?

Which company acquired coal and mineral technology business of Humboldt Wedag GmbH?
McNally Bharat Engineering Company Ltd (MBE) the BM Khaitan Group

For what whooping sum did Mahindra Satyam signed outsourcing deal to develop applications and technology in India for defence and security with Swedish defence company SAAB?
$ 400mn

Who is the first Indian to receive Yale University's top honour, the "Legend in Leadership Award"?
Nandan Nilekani

Which company signed a 150 million pound worth deal with Cardiff City Council who provides a host of IT services for faster and efficient delivery of services in Cardiff?
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

What amount would be deployed by DoT for the development of for rural telecom?
Rs.16,000 crore

With which company did Yahoo team-up to enforce real-time search?

Which company was acquired by Posiflex Technologies?
Bangalore-based company Protocol Solutions

Which company is to raise Rs.30 billion via bonds?
Power Grid

Hong Kong based DVN cable box maker was bought by which company?

Which bank has planned to start Wealth Management Business?
State Bank of India (SBI)

Which Infrastructure company has been awarded Pune-Sholapur project worth Rs.790crore from (ITNL)IL&FS; Transportation Networks Ltd.?
Maytas Infra

Which to banks were bailed out for $51 billion?
RBS and Lloyds

Which car was re-launched by Honda?

What is new venture Indian Business Machine are about setup in Bangalore?
Analytics centre

Which company took over 25% stake in Landmark?
TVS Shriram

What percentage of indirect tax revenue fell in the first half of 2009 fiscal?

Which company has been acquired by American Tower Corp from Insight Infrastructure Ltd?
Transcend Infra

Which company is set to launch a service to digitally connect classrooms?

Which electronics Indian company enters into education segment with a range of products such as network monitors, digital signage and interactive and touch-sensitive white boards?
LG Electronics India

Which company is to setup BPO's in rural area?
Aditya Birla Minacs

Share amounting what value did Sudha Murthy sell to open market?
2 million Infosys shares for Rs.4.3 Billion

Who bought Yardley's India and Asia businesses for $45.5 million?

What percentage did Indian Government clear up to stake off in profit-making PSU's?

Which company would computerise post offices across India by March 2010?
Software Sanchay Post

Which bike was nicknamed 'laptop on wheels' at the annual Speciality Equipment Market Association (SEMA)?
TTXGP e-bike Grand Prox series Electric superbike, Mavizen TTx02

Who bought 21 lakh shares of Indiabulls Power?
Morgan Stanley

Which country approves free trade deal with India?
South Korea

Which education board would to go International from next academic year?
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Who has been reappointed as Home Minister of Maharashtra?

What percentage of stake in UTI Asset Management Co. and UTI Trustee Co. did Bank of Baroda sell to T.Rowe Price
6.5 percent

Which exciting feature did Tata Docomo, a moblie service provider introduce into mobile phones?

What capacity of power station would be setup at Yamuna Nagar?

Which mobile service was booked for not keeping records GPRS users?
Idea Cellular

Which company bagged an order worth Rs.2 billion from Indian Railways?
Titagarh Wagons

Which Big 3 paid record bonuses of $30 billion?
Goldman Sachs Group, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase

Which Formula 1 construtor signed a pact with Bajaj to manufacture low-cost car?

Where has M&M; planned Rs.1,500cr car factory in India?
Cheyyar, TamilNadu

Which Indian multinational entertainment company was barred by SEBI from accessing market for 7 years?
Pyramid Saimira

Which energy duos are to tie up for solar power project in Andra Pradesh?
Titan Energy and Enfinity

Which company is now a subsidiary of Tata Chemicals?
Rallis India

Which group of companies is to venture into oil pumps business for 4-wheelers?

Termed to be India's second largest lender, ICICI Bank will act as a clearing Bank to which Exchange?
Sigapore Mercantile Excahnge (SMX)

Which raw sugar processing unit buys Brazilian firm Vale Do Ivai S.A. Acucar E Alcool(VDI) for $82 million?
Renuka Sugars

Which gambled investment is all set to trade online by March 2010?
Mutual Fund

What amount of loss did Aviation major, Air India incur for week ending 14/11/2009?
Rs.5,548 crore

Where in India-Bangalore Aerospace Zone Park has been planned?
Near Devanahalli airport (BIAL) stretching to 1000-acre of land area

Which company bought 3Com for 3.1 billion?
Hewlett Packard (HP)

Which is the new platform for trade is Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) could venture into?
Power trading

Which two companies are to manufacture aerospace components?
Tata and Sikorsky JV

At what ratio has UltraTech Cement agreed for a swap with Samruddhi Cement?

Which two countries will collaborate for solar energy space project?
India and USA

Which Global Engineering Services are to launch aerospace SEZ in Belgaum - Karnataka?

Which company has plans to venture into advanced train control technologies?
McML Systems

Which 2 business magnets were arrested for power plant tragedy?
Balco Vice President and Viral Mehta

Which Microsoft co-founder has been diagonised with cancer?
Paul Allen

Which ERP major have planned to raise licensing fees?

What is new scheme launched by Fidelity Mutual Fund in India?
Fidelity India Value Fund

Which company has plans to set-up 100per cent subsidiary as part of its expansion in India?

Where has Infosys planned to setup its rural BPO centres?
Across 22 districts of Andra Pradesh

Which wing of L&T; would function as a separate entity?
Integrated Engineering Services

Which bank has plans to issue $500-mn bonds?
Union Bank

Bharti Airtel and Axis bank tie-up for banking services

Which town in Odisha touched 45 degree Celsius on 16th May 2012?
Sambalpur, Hirakud, Titilagarh, Jharsuguda and Sonepur

Which company was allowed by Indian cabinet to sign a gas purchase agreement with Turkmenistan national oil firm?
GAIL India Ltd.

Bharti Airtel tied-up for mobile banking services with which bank recently?
Axis Bank

Nomura downgraded which company from 'buy' to 'reduce'?
Larsen and Toubro

Nomura downgraded which company from 'buy' to 'neutral'?
Ashok Leyland

What did Rajya Sabha approve in the Copyright Amendment Bill seeking to remove operational difficulties?
Address newer issues related to the digital world and worldwide web

Demand for which language in the 8th Schedule of Indian constitution could be accepted soon?

Expand LAAR Bill.
Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill

Name the Grammy-winning, nicknamed the Queen of Disco who passed away after a battle with cancer.
Donna Summer

What value of swap facility has RBI set up for SAARC nations?
$2 billion

9 Indian firms among top 250 Global Energy Company's

Reliance Industries25Oil and Natural Gas Corporation26Indian Oil Corporation33NTPC73Bharat Petroleum Corporation97Hindustan Petroleum Corporation147GAIL148Reliance Infrastructure239Power Grid Corporation of India244

General Knowledge - Mock Test - 3

Following people are recipients of which award and in which year they receive it?

Jananpith Awardees

1. Dr.Indira Goswami - 2000

2. Girish Karnad - 1998

3. Rajendra Keshavlal Shah - 2001

4. Kunwar Narayan - 2005


Following people are recipients of which award and in which year did they receive it?

Nehru Awardees

1. Gok Chok Tong - 2003

2. Yasser Arafat - 1988

3. Aruna Asaf Ali - 1991

4. Helmut Kohl - 1990


Following people are recipients of which award and in which year did they receive it?

Bharat Ratna Awardees

1. Gulzarilal Nanda - 1996

2. M.S.Subbulakhsmi - 1998

3. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam - 1997

4. J.R.D.Tata - 1992

5. Satyajit Ray - 1992

Current Affairs quiz

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Planetarium in North Eastern states of India

What is the record low of Rupee closing against dollar on 16th May 2012?

Which 3 North Eastern states will have planetarium by 2013?
Nagaland, Manipur and Jorhat in Assam

Which state will introduce a bill to protect heritage buildings which are not protected by the Archaeological Survey of India or the state archeological department?
Tamil Nadu (Tamil Nadu Heritage Commission Bill 2012)

Which country's President has been fined $17,000 by its electoral authorities for urging his Facebook followers on polling day to vote for him?
Taiwan (President Ma Ying-jeou)

In which Junior Asia Cup tournament did India bag Bronze medal recently?

Who will help bring the Olympic flame to Britain along with 5 young Britons as a formal handover ceremony in Athens, London 2012 on 18th May 2012?
David Beckham

Which company is planning to open 'Motherwood Maternity', 'A pea in the Pod' and 'Destination Maternity' brands in India?
Mahindra Retail

Where in India the first store of 'Destination Maternity' is opened by Mahindra Retail?

Nobel Prize Winners 2009

Physics : Charles Kao, Willard Boyle & George Smith

Chemistry : Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas Steitz & Ada Yonath

Medicine : Blackburn, Greider & Szostak

Literature : Herta Muller

Peace : Barack Obama

Economics : Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson

Marketing Terms and Stock Market Quiz

Name the personality who coined the term "Marketing Myopia".
Theodere Levitt

What is known as "Demand Spilover"?
Sale of a product or brand in one country market generates demand in another country

Name the first Public Sector share quoted on the Bombay Stock Exchange.
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

Name the first women President of a Stock Exchange in India.
Omana Abraham of Cochin Stock Exchange

The stages of the product life cycle are
Introduction, Growth, Maturity and Decline

What are Brand names used to identify?

Expand AIDA.
Attention, Interest, Desire and Action

Expand SWOT.
Strength,Weakness,Opportunities and Threat

What does a SWOT analysis determine?
The capabilities of the organisation

Marketing is all about?
Providing benefits

What is advertising?
A non personal paid form of communication

What is secondary data?
Data collected from published materials