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Sporting Event 2010 - 5

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

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

Common Wealth GamesNew 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?
Apple

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

Where in Middle East Facebook opened its office?
Dubai

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

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

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


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

Sporting Event 2010 - 3

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

Football
World Cup
South AfricaJune 11- July 11Europa CupHamburgMay 12Champions 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?
Tripura

Ritesh Idnani was Chief Operating Officer of which BPO company?
Infosys

Which company launched Music Hub as iTunes rival?
Samsung

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

Kanshiram Nagar : Aligarh :: Maharajganj : ___________
Gorakhpur

Indian Premier League 5 Statistics

Top Run Scorers



Player
Matches
Runs
Average


Chris Gayle(RCB)
15
733
61.08


Gautam Gambhir(KKR)
17
590
36.87


Shikhar Dhawan(DC)
15
569
40.64





Top Wicket Takers



Player
Matches
Wickets
Average


Morne Morkel
16
25
18.12


Sunil Narine
15
24
13.50


Lasith Malinga
14
22
15.90



Technology launch of 2009

Company
Product

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

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

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?
Kolkata

Which film of Raj Kapoor has been added to All-Time 100 list o…

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) J…

HUMAN BIOLOGY

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
i…

Latin and Greek Words

LatinWords

erratum
errata
index
indices, indexes
datum
data
radius
radii
formula
formulae or formulas
memorandum
memoranda
terminus
termini or terminuses


GreekWords

axis
axes
crisis
crises
basis
bases
analysis
analyses
parenthesis
parentheses
hypothesis
hypotheses
phenomenon
phenomena
criterion
criteria

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?
The

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?
X

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

INDIA

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?
Orissa

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

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?
Sikkim

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?
Mangoes

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?
Camel

Events 2010

EVENT NAMEMONTH & DATE
ICC Under - 19 World Cup 2009/10
January15th to 30thVancouver 2010 Olympic GamesFebruary12th to 28thIndian Premier League
March 12th to April 25thVancouver 2010 ParalympicMarch 12th to 21stFIFA World Cup at South AfricaJune 11th to July 11thWimbledon 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?
Tripura

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…

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 Ramadorai
TCS


Deepak Parekh
HDFC (will be stepping down Jan 2010)


Ramani Ayer
Hartford Financial Services


Rick Wagoner
General Motors


Alvaro de Molina
GMAC


Edward Liddy
AIG


David Moffet
Freddie Mac


Herbert Allison Freddie
Mac's partnering company Fannie Mae


Bernard Poussot
Wyeth


Fred Hassan
Merck and Co


John Thain
Merril Lynch


Harry Styli
Sequenom


Interesting Facts - 3

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

Spades - King David
Clubs - Alexander the Great
Hearts – Charlemagne
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?
Russia

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?
Jaipur

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?
Italy

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 …

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?
SpiceJet

Chemical Symbols

Ag
Silver
Al
Aluminium
Ar
Argon
Au
Gold
B
Boron
Br
Bromine
C
Carbon
Ca
Calcium
Cl
Chlorine
Co
Cobalt
Cu
Copper
F
Fluorine
Fe
Iron
He
Helium
Hg
Mercury
I
Iodine
K
Potassium
Mg
Magnesium
N
Nitrogen
Na
Sodium
Ne
Neon
O
Oxygen
P
Phosphorus
Pb
Lead
S
Sulphur

Billboard Awards 2012

ARTIST AWARDS



Awards
Winners


 Top Artist
Adele


 Top New Artist
 Wiz Khalifa


 Top Male Artist
Lil 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 Artist
Casting Crowns





ALBUM AWARDS



Awards
Winners


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 Al…

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

WALL.E
2008


The Lord of the Rings
2001-03


Avatar
2009


Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
2000


The White Ribbon
2009


The Hurt Locker
2009


Synecdoche, New York
2008


Devdas
2002


Moulin Rouge!
2001


The Artist
2011


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?
India

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?
Nimbuzz

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…

Abbreviations -1

AAPSO - Afro-Asian People's Solidarity OrganizationACC - Associated Cement CompaniesAHQ - Air Headquarters or Army HeadquartersARC - Administrative Reforms CommissionARDC - Agricultural Refinance and Development CorporationASCI - Administrative Staff College of IndiaBCG - Bacillus Calmette GuerineBIFR - Board for Industrial and Financial ReconstructionCARE - Co-operative for American Relief EverywhereCDP - Community Development ProgrammeCORE - Congress of Racial EqualityESIS - Employees State Insurance SchemeFRCP - Fellow of the Royal College of PhysiciansFRCS - Fellow of the Royal College of SurgeonsFRS - Fellow of the Royal SocietyGMT - Greenwich Mean TimeHMI - Himalayan Mountaineering InstituteIARI - Indian Agricultural Research InstituteIAMC - Indian Army Medical CorpsIATA - International Air Transport AssociationLPG - Liquid Petroleum GasNRSA - National Remote Sensing AgencyNIRD - National Institute of Rural DevelopmentOIGS - On Indian Government ServiceOCS - Overseas Commun…

Branches of Science

ArgyrothecologymoneyboxesAlogology
seaweedsCartology
mapsColepterology
beetlesDesmology
ligamentsExobiology
life on other planetsHerpotology
reptilesKtenology
putting to deathPedology
soilsPomology
fruitsOology
birds eggsNephology
cloudsNephrology
kidneysOtology
earsMetrology
weights&measures;Xylology
structure of wood

Interesting facts about birds

Rearest of Indian birds

Megapodes



Largest Indian bird
Sarus Crane


Fastest Flying bird
Alpine Spine Tailed Swift


Smallest bird of all
Bee Humming bird


Fastest running bird
Ostrich


Heaviest flying bird
Kori Bustard


Bird making the largest nest
Bald Eagle


Living bird with largest wing-soan
measurement
Wandering Albatross


Largest domesticated bird
Plumed Guineafowl


Bird with longest feathers
Long Tailed Fowl


Largest bird of prey in the world

Andean Condor


Longest living bird
European 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?
MBBS

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.
DA14

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)
1ONGC6,8442
NTPC
2,968
3
Reliance Industries
1,897
4
State Bank of India
1,841
5
Hindustan Unilever
1,6356
ITC1,397
7
TCS
1,370
8
Infosys Technologies
1,346
9
ICICI Bank
1,225
10Tata Steel
1,169

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 o…

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?
Karma

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?
Genome

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

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?
Gujarat

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

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 a…

Growth rate in Indian Economy 2009

Sector-wise Contributions
Agriculture0.9%
Mining and quarrying9%
Manufacturing9.2%
Finance7.7%

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.…

Death due to mosquito bite, now covered under accidental death

At what value did Facebook IPO open at Nasdaq?
$42.05

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?
Mosquito

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?

Lingusamy

Which movie franchise to go on auction block?


Terminator

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 - shankarnag.in

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?

Sony

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
83rd

Which company entered security market by launching security products?
Wipro

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?
L&T;

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?
1:1

Which company acquired coal and mineral technology business of Humboldt Wedag…

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?
Bhojpuri

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 fo…

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

Planetarium in North Eastern states of India

What is the record low of Rupee closing against dollar on 16th May 2012?
54.49

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?
Hockey

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 …

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?
Product

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