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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. AmBank 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 EP

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"? 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? Fidelity 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? Bangalore 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. nsdcindia.org/udaan 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 rep

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? Sriperumbudur 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. Wishtel Which group of students scoring 90% and above could seek admission in undergraduate courses at Oxford University? CBSE and ISC To which Asian country are Indian oil companies set to export petroleum products? Pakistan 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. Wishtel Which group of students scoring 90% and above could seek admission in undergraduate courses at Oxford University? CBSE and ISC To which Asian country are Indian oil companies set to export petroleum products? Pakistan Name the Padma Bhusahn awardeee who was honoured with 'Proclam

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? Gujarat 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? Pakistan 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? Portugal 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? Belgium Name the Goa Tourism minister who died of heart attack recently? Matanhy Saldanha At what swap ratio did Tech Mahindra buyout Mahindra Satyam? 2:17 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? Twitter

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? Mumbai

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? JetKonnect 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? 2% 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? 0.1% 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? 8.25% 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? Intel 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? Italy 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? Haryana 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? 120

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? Geneva 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? Chintan What is the reduced CRR of scheduled banks as revised by RBI at 75 basis points? 4.75%

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? Yancoal 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? Bangladesh 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 De

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? Ladakh Which cholesterol lowering tablet has Ranbaxy Laboratories launched in 4 European countries - Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany? Atorvastatin 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? Exxaro 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? India 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'. Kiera 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? Shutterfly 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? Rajasthan 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? Bangladesh 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. Kerala 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?

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

Where in India was the inaugural World Series Hockey tournament held? Chandigarh 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 HDFC Red 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. Science@Mobile

Digital music store of flipkart.com, 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? NTPC 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 flipkart.com. Flyte