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31st July in history

2007 - British Army's Operation Banner in Northern Ireland comes to an end 1994 - Average temperature hits 21.4 degrees C in Netherlands, warmest since July 1783 1992 - Georgia joins United Nations Organisation

Bihar bags best heritage tourism award

IRCTC recently introduced which payment service to book tickets online? Interbank Mobile Payments Service, with One Time Password Yahoo India recently tied-up with which kannada language daily newspaper to launch a co-branded kannada property kannada.yahoo.com? Udayavani Who is elected as the President for Andhra Pradesh Film Chamber of Commerce for the year 2012-13? Tammareddy Bharadwaja Which Indian state bagged best heritage tourism award at the 3-day India Tourism Mart held at Bangalore recently? Bihar Name the Padma Bhushan, Kalidas Puraskar and Kalaimamani award recipient, Kuchipudi dancer who passed away recently? Vempati Chinna Satyam

30th July in history

2006 - Top of the Pops was broadcasted for the last time on BBC two channel which was aired for 42 years 1991 - MTV, channels to split into 3 by 1993 1980 - Jerusalem Law passed by Israel's Knesset

Punjab hit by power crisis

Which Indian state government has increased 0.5% VAT recently? Karnataka Which airways will fly daily flight from Mumbai to Johannesburg route from October 2012? South African Airways Which Indian state has banned usage of air conditioners and changed office timings in all the Government offices, Boards and Corporations following power crisis? Punjab Expand LTV. (Hint: loan) Loan-to-value What value of cotton has been booked for imports from Indian textile mills from African countries? Nearly 8 lakh bales

Ministers of Kerala state

Who is the Chief Minister of Kerala? Shri Oommen Chandy Who is the minister for Education of Kerala? Shri P. K Abdu Rabb Who is the minister for Revenue and Coir of Kerala? Shri Adoor Prakash Who is the minister for Welfare of Scheduled Castes & Backward Classes and Tourism of Kerala? Shri A.P. Anil Kumar Who is the minister for Power and Transport of Kerala? Shri Aryadan Muhammed Who is the minister for Fisheries, Ports and Excise of Kerala? Shri K. Babu Who is the minister for Co-operation, Khadi and Village Industries, and Pollution Control of Kerala? Shri C.N. Balakrishnan Who is the minister for Public Works of Kerala? Shri V.K. Ebrahimkunju Who is the minister for Forest, Sports and Cinema of Kerala? Shri K. B. Ganesh Kumar Who is the minister for Welfare of Scheduled Tribes, Youth Affairs, Museum & Zoos of Kerala? Smt. P.K. Jayalakshmi Who is the minister for Rural Development, Planning, Culture and NORKA of Kerala? Shri K.C. Joseph Who is the minister for Water Resource

29th July in history

2011 - South Sudan becomes 54th member of African Union 2005 - Discovery of dwarf planet Eris announced by astronomers 1990 - 1st legal conference is held by South Africa Communist Party

Ebola virus kills 13 people in Uganda

Which 3 Indian states could be in trouble as the water level at Bhakra reservoir drops and also impact next Rabi crop, wheat? Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan Who is set to head as 14th Finance Commission personnel in India? Yaga Venugopal Reddy Name the deadly virus which has killed 13 people in Uganda recently. Ebola How many hydro-electric projects are under execution or planning stage to generate 13,000 MW of power in India? 49 Who is re-elected as president of Cricket Association of Bengal? Jagmohan Dalmiya

Olympics 2012 Day 1 updates

China's Yi Siling wins 1st gold medal of Olympics 2012 in 10m air rifle Indian men's archery team knocked out of Olympics games, losses to Japan Parupalli Kashyap (Indian shuttler) wins in 38 minutes in a Group D match against Yuhan Tan (Belgium shuttler) 21-14 21-12 Poland's Sylwia Bogacka wins 1st silver medal of Olympics 2012 in Women's shooting event China's Dan yu wins 1st bronze medal of olympics 2012 in women's 10m rifle

Medals Tally of London Olympics 2012

COUNTRY GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia 1 9 4 14 Austria Azerbaijan 1 1 Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus 1 1 2 4 Belgium 1 1 2 Belize Bermuda Benin Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil 1 1 4 6 British Virgin Islands Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada 2 5 7 Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China 20 13 9 42 Colombia 2 1 3 Comoros Congo Dr Congo Cook Islands Costa Rica Cote d'Ivoire Croatia 1 1 Cuba 2 2 1 5 Cyprus Czech Republic 2 2 Denmark 1 2 3 Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic East Timor (Timor-Leste) Ecuador Egypt 1 1 El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia 1 1 Fiji Finland France 8 5 6 19 Gabon Gambia Georgia 1 1 Germany 5 9 6 20 Ghana Greece 1 1 Grenada Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hong Kong 1 1 Hungary 2 1 2 5 Iceland India 1 1 2 Indonesia 1 1 2

28th July in history

2001 - Australia born Ian Thrope, becomes 1st swimmer to win 6 gold medals at a single world championships 1993 - Andorra joins United Nations 1990 - Alberto Fujimoro becomes Peru's president

Nokia's Salo plant in Finland to be closed

Which bank overtook SBI as India's most valued bank? HDFC Bank Who is appointed secretary in charge of the department of economic affairs in India? Arvind Mayaram Why did North Korea celebrate day of victory on 27th July 2012? To uphold military-first policy and remain loyal to its leader Kim Jong-Un SEBI recently allowed subscription of bonds through which medium? Online Which Indian diversified multinational company would enter dairy sector for manufacturing milk and milk-based products? ITC Name the plant in Finland which Nokia will close in near terms. Salo plant Which sporting event's opening ceremony was held in London recently? 30th Olympics (Summer Olympics 2012)

London Olympics Opening ceremony video

30th Olympics Games Opening ceremony video   30th Olympics opening ceremony   Queen Elizabeth II declared Olympics 2012 open cheered from the capacity crowd of 80,000 signalling the launch of the biggest sporting spectacle which returned to Britain after a gap of 64 years

London Olympics 2012 updates

British tennis team to skip opening ceremony Italian Antonietta Di Martino has been forced to withdraw from High Jump event following an injury Fire breaks out in the sailing venue at Weymouth Im Dong-hyun , a blind archer broke his own 72-arrow record in the archery ranking round by scoring 699 Saudi Arabia threatened to withdraw from Olympics unless a female judo athlete is allowed to wear her headscarf in competition India finishes last in Olympic 2012 archery rankings round Garip Erkuyumcu , Turkish boxing referee found dead in London hotel room before the Olypmic Games officially begins Britt postal department to release stamps after a British Olympian wins gold

Karnataka to opt for cloud seeding

In which country did magicbricks.com present Pune Property show? Singapore Name the Indian who carried Olympic torch at the pre-inaugural function of London Olympics 2012. Amitabh Bachchan Which Indian state would opt for cloud seeding method as the rain forecast is not upto the mark? Karnataka Name the novel written by Kerala-born poet and writer Jeet Thayil which has found a place on the 2012 Booker prize list. Narcopolis Name the book written by Sudeep Chakravarti enlighting the happenings of Northeast India. Highway 39' What could be the download speed as Google unveils broadband internet service in Kansas city, USA? 1 gigabyte per second

Portfolio of state of Karnataka cabinet Ministers updated May 2013

Who is the Chief Minister of Karnataka and Finance, Energy,Large & Medium Scale Industries, Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms,Cabinet Affairs,Planning and Statistics,Intelligence Wing,Bangalore City,Mines & Geology,IT, BT and Science &  Technology Department, Sericulture (Any other Department not specifically allocated)? Shri Siddaramaiah Who is the minister for Higher Education and Tourism? R.V.Deshpande Who is the minister for Municipal Administration,Public Enterprises,Minorities Welfare and Haj & Wakf? Qamar Ul Islam Who is the minister for Law,Justice & Human Rights,Parliamentary Affairs & Legislation and Animal Husbandry? T.B.Jayanchandra Who is the minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment? Ramanath Rai Who is the minister for Rural Development & Panchayat Raj? H.K.Patil Who is the minister for Transport in the state of Karnataka? Ramalinga Reddy Who is appointed as minister for Agricultural Marketing, Horticulture? Shamanoo

26th July in history

2011 - Nguyen Tan Dung, re-elected as Vietnam Prime Minister 1993 - Mars observer takes 1st photo of Mars from 5 billion kilometer

Haryana to be nirmal pradesh by 2015

Who is appointed as secretary to President of India? Omita Paul Which Indian state would be made Nirmal Pradesh by March 2015? Haryana Name the batting and bowling coaches appointed for Ranji Trophy by Karnataka. J.Arun Kumar and Mansoor Ali Khan Name the former Vice-President of All India Football Federation who passed away recently. T.O.Abdullah Where in Karnataka did BHEL commission 5 mega watt eco-friendly grid connected solar power plant? Shivanasamudram near Mandya district

List of Magsaysay award winner 2012

List of Magsaysay award winner 2012 Kulandei Francis, India Chen Shu-Chu, Taiwan Romulo Davide, Philippines Syeda Rizwana Hasan, Bangladesh Yang Saing Koma, Cambodia Ambrosius Ruwindrijarto, Indonesia

25th July in history

2009 - Dozens were killed and injured as wildfire spread across France, Spain, Sadinia and Greece 2007 - Pratibha Patil was sworn in as India's first female president 1992 - Opening ceremony of 25th Olympic Summer games in Barcelona, Spain

Tiger reserves in India, no tourism zone

Which areas will be no tourism zone as per the Supreme court order in India? Tiger reserves across India Which state in USA has been declared state of emergency due to fuel shortage? Michigan Name the state which got its first commission for protection of child rights recently. West Bengal Who will serve as caretaker president of Ghana following the death of John Atta Mills? John Dramani Mahama Why were Soumithra Chatterjee, Supriya Devi and Sabitri Chaatterjee in news recently? All three received Lifetime Achievement award by West Bengal government for their contribution to Bengali cinema

24th July in history

2011 - Half of Peru enters to a state of emergency resulting in unusual cold weather 2005 - Lance Armstrong retires after winning his 7th consecutive Tour de France

Spain bans short-selling for 3 months

Where in India an Agro-cattle (Agriculture cum Cattle University) would be setup? Pothia in Kishanganj Which University in India will start a course in archaeology? Himachal University Which automobile maker opened its first cyberstore in London? Audi Who is elected as president of Goa Cricket Association? Vinod Phadke Why was Rupert Murdoch in news recently? Rupert Murdoch quit a sting of boards including British papers Name the Australian coach named for women's Hockey India team. Neil Hawgood Which country's stock market banned short-selling on its securities for 3 months? Spain

23rd July in history

2011 - Nigeria reschedules elections, changes constitution 2008 - Cape Verde becomes 153rd member of World Trade Organisation 1999 - Crown Prince Mohammed Ben Al-Hassan is crowned King Mohammed VI of Morocco following the death of his father 1995 - Comet Hale-Bopp discovered

Hashim Alma first South African to score 300 runs in test cricket

Name the German Grand Prix 2012 winner. Fernando Alonso Who welcomed the Indian athletes as the tricolour flag was hoisted and national anthem played? Games Village Mayor Charles Allan Name the Kenya-based top 10 vegetable processors of the world, who is to set up processing plant in Gujarat, India. Vegpro Group From which of its manufacturing facility in India is Toyota set to begin engine production? Bangalore Who became the 1st South African batsman to score 300 runs in test cricket? Hashim Amla

Pranab Mukherjee is India's 13th President

Mr.Pranab Mukherjee has won the presidential poll and became India's 13th president. Mr.Pranab Mukherjee won the poll with a huge margin. Pranab was earlier Finance Minister in the UPA Government before he filed the nomination for the Presidential elections. Pranab Mukherjee to be sworn in as President on 25th July 2012.

22nd July in history

2011 - IMF approves a 3 year loan for Haiti worth $60 million cancelling its $268 million debt 2009 - Longest solar eclipse over parts of Asia and Pacific Ocean, 6 minutes and 38.8 seconds

Google Web Academy in India, Google-NIIT

Which South African cricketer joined the elite club of 25 Test centuries? Graeme Smith Which bank now claims Euro is not in danger zone? European Central Bank Expand XBLR. (Hint: Business) Extensible Business Reporting Language Which company join hands with Google to introduce Google Web Academy in India? NIIT Expand NID. (Hint: Design) National Institute of Design

London Olympics 2012 - Full List of European countries

Albania Andorra Armenia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegov Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France FYROM Georgia Germany Great Britain Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Israel Italy Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Monaco Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Rep. of Moldova Romania Russian Federation San Marino Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine

London Olympics 2012 - List of American countries

Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Aruba Bahamas Barbados Belize Bermuda Bolivia Brazil Canada Cayman Islands Chile Colombia Costa Rica Cuba Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador Grenada Guatemala Guyana Haiti Honduras Jamaica Mexico Nicaragua Panama Paraguay Peru Puerto Rico Saint Lucia StKitts and Nevis StV and Grenadines Suriname Trinidad and Tobago United States Uruguay Venezuela Virgin Isl, B Virgin Isl, US

Olympics 2012 - List of Asia countries

Afghanistan Bahrain Bangladesh Bhutan Brunei Daruss Cambodia Cambodia China DPR Korea Hong Kong, CHN India Indonesia Iran Iraq Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Korea Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao PDR Lebanon Malaysia Maldives Mongolia Myanmar Nepal Oman Pakistan Palestine Philippines Qatar Saudi Arabia Singapore Sri Lanka Syria Taipei (Chinese Taipei) Tajikistan Thailand Timor-Leste Turkmenistan UA Emirates Uzbekistan Vietnam Yemen

London Olympics 2012 - List of African countries

Algeria Angola Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Comoros Congo Côte d'Ivoire Djibouti DR Congo Egypt Equator. Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia Gabon Gambia Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau Kenya Lesotho Liberia Libya Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritania Mauritius Morocco Mozambique Namibia Niger Nigeria Rwanda S.Tome and Principe Senegal Seychelles Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Togo Tunisia Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe

21st July in history

2002 - Telecom giant WorldCom files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in USA 2001 - Death anniversary of Indian actor Sivaji Ganesan 1995 - 3rd Taiwan Strait Crisis

India to play in Champions trophy hockey tournament

Which IT company reported its 1st ever loss in 26 years? Microsoft Name the Nobel laureate who has been appointed as the first chancellor of the proposed Nalanda University. Amartya Sen Which event will be organised by Kolkata Government as a part of the closing ceremony to mark Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary? World youth conference Which country has been named  one of the 5 confirmed team for the men's Champions Trophy hockey tournament ending 6 year long wait? India RBI to issue Rs.5 coins bearing which institutes emblem as it mark's its Centenary Year? Indian Council Medical Research

20th July in history

2011 - Hendra virus forces Malaysia to ban the import of horses from Australia 1999 - Falun Gong banned in China 1992 - Vaclav Havel resigned as president of Czechoslovakia

81 players to represent India at Olympics 2012

Who won the Kerala State film award 2011 in the best actor category? Dileep Which country now allows women to divorce smoker husbands? Saudi Arabia How many players will represent India at the London Olympics 2012? 81 players in 13 sports What percentage of restriction has been imposed on bulk deposits to PSU banks by finance ministry? 15% of total deposits What percentage of duty will be imposed on import of power equipment to India? 21%

19th July in history

1996 - Atlanta Olympics games open 1994 - Leonid Kvetjsma became Ukraine President 1827 - Mutineer or Indian freedom fighter Mangal Pandey was born

Puducherry 12th Indian state to launch e-stamping

Name the actor named 'King of Romance' passed away recently. Rajesh Khanna Name the (anti-apartheid) former South African President who celebrated 94th birthday recently. Nelson Mandela Who will take over as DGCA chief? Arun Mishra Which Indian state got an approval of Rs.57 thousand crore worth of planned expenditure? Uttar Pradesh Which state became the 12th in India to launch E-stamping? Puducherry

18th July in history

1996 - Battle of Mullaitivu, LTTE capture the Sri Lanka Army's base 2003 - Convention of the Future of Europe proposes the European constitution 2006 - Israel-Lebanon conflict

Rajinikanth Kochadaiyaan mobile phones by Karbonn mobiles

Name the coach who is appointed by Russia for its football team. Fabio Capello Which application of Microsoft was unveiled with cloud option recently? Microsoft Office 2013 Why was Isuru Udana in news recently? Isuru Udana has been included in Sri Lankan cricket squad Bihar cabinet recently approved which Act? Bihar land Mutation Act Which company announced Rajinikanth Kochadaiyaan mobile phones? Karbonn Mobiles

Indian Athletics players for London Olympics 2012

Indian Athletics players for London Olympics 2012 Krishna Poonia Seema Antil Gurmeet Singh Baljinder Singh Irfan Kolothum Thodi Vikas Gowda Om Prakash Karhana Tintu Luka Renjith Maheshwary Sudha Singh Maymookha Johny Basanta Bahadur Rana Ram Singh Yadav Sahana Kumari

17th July in history

1995 - Bill Gates becomes richest man in the world, worth $12.9 billion dollars 1994 - Brazil beats Italy to win 4th soccer world cup 1992 - Slovak parliament demands for self rule

Penguin India ebooks

Who became Yahoo's 3rd CEO in a year? Marissa Mayer Name the North Korean army chief who has been relieved of his post due to illness. Vice Marshal Ri Yong Ho Which country signed a gas deal with Pakistani energy company to explore for natural gas? Iraq Who surpassed Pete Sampras by holding the rank of world number one for the 287th week? Roger Federer Why was Penguin Books India in news recently? To release its first set of eBooks

16th July in history

1993 - Slackware operating system released 1999 - John.F.Kennedy, Junior dies 2009 - Parliament of Iceland votes to join European Union

Kolkata travel and tourism fair 2012

Name the South African first female elected as African Union Commission head. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Where in India 96th Travel and Tourism Fair is held? Kolkata Why was Costa Coffee in news recently? For Opening 100th outlet in Mumbai, India Name the actress who won an Oscar for her role in the 1947 movie Gentleman's Agreement who died recently. Celeste Holm Who is appointed as governor of Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago? Jwala Ramberran

15th July in history

1996 - Microsoft internet-NBC TV is started by MSNBC 2003 - Mozilla foundation established 2011 - WHO claimed more than 5 million Ethiopian could develop cholera due to the breakout of acute watery diarrhea

Archer Deepika Kumari joins tata steel as sports manager

Which state plans for zero pollution technology for water treatment project? Kerala Which university in Varanasi is planning to set up science museum? Banaras Hindu University Who is appointed as Principal Secretary to chief minister of Karnataka? Pradeep Singh Kharola Name the world's top archer who has joined as manager in Tata Steel's sports department. Deepika Kumari Name the Croatian athlete who withdrew from participating in the London Olympics 2012. Blanka Vlasic

14th July in history

1992 - Open Source Operating system revolution begins 2007 - Russia withdraws from Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe

Jammu and Kashmir residents to pay property tax for the first time

Name the Australian fast bowler who retired from International cricket recently. Brett Lee In which IIM campus was solar power plant inaugurated by Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi? IIM-Shillong Which Indian state residents will have to pay property tax for the first time? Jammu and Kashmir Who is appointed as VP and MD of Nokia India? P.Balalji Where in India International summit on space research will be held hosted by ISRO? Mysore What is the NEFT transaction charges per transaction for funds less than Rs.10,000 from August 1st 2012? Rs.2.50

Karnataka to have two deputy chief ministers

Name the wrestler-turned-actor who died recently. Dara Singh Where in United Kingdom the exhibition 'India Utsav' will be held? London Which country's Prime Minister has predicted India has the potential to grow at 8-9% with reforms? Singapore Which Indian state will now have two deputy Chief Ministers? Karnataka (K.S.Eshwarappa and R.Ashok) Who is re-appointed as MD and CEO of Karnataka Bank? Jayarama Bhat

12th July in history

2011 - Moody's reduce Ireland's debt rating to junk 2008 - 5th and largest financial institution in USA, IndyMac Bank Collapses 1996 - Super 8's tournament kicks-off in Kuala Lumpur

Jharkhand to amend Factor Act 1948

Which Indian state is planning to amend Factory Act 1948 to prevent health hazards at stone crushers? Jharkhand Name the Italian Prime Minister who stepped down as finance minister. Mario Monti Name the deputy minister who will take charge as Prime Minister in Italy. Vittorio Grilli For which country did Fitch retained AAA rating with negative outlook? United States of America Which Indian company plans to enter nutraceuticals segment? Tata Chemicals

11th July in history

1990 - Oka crisis - land dispute in Quebec, Canada 2008 - $147, Oil at all time high 2011 - Neptune discovered on 23rd September 1846 completes its first orbit

Madrid Masters 2012 golf tournament cancelled

Name the South African cricketer who announced retirement from international cricket. Mark Boucher Name the Zimbabwean wicketkeeper-batsman who announced his retirement as he sets his focus on working for the church. Tatenda Taibu What could be the minimum capital investment for the proposed non-operative holding company (private banks) in India? Rs.1,000 crore Name the book released on former Indian Prime Minister Chandrashekhar. Chandrashekhar ke Bagair Which golf tournament has been cancelled for the year 2012? Madrid Masters golf tournament

TV-based browsing by Opera software in India

Which company has started selling its 4-wheelers in the Kenyan market? Mahindra and Mahindra How is Futoshi Niizuma known? Executive Director of Sales for South Asia, ASEAN and ANZ Why was Opera Software in news recently? To launch TV-based browsing in India Which Indian state occupied first rank in domestic tourist arrivals? Uttar Pradesh Which Indian state was awarded United Nations Public Service Award for showing remarkable improvement in providing public service to the residents of state? Madhya Pradesh

9th July in history

1991 - South Africa was readmitted to Olympics 2008 - Iran conducts Great Prophet III missile test and war games exercise 2011 - South Sudan gains independence

Shakib Al Hasan named best cricketer in ODI

Where is the 18th Sarajevo Film Festival held? Balkans, Europe Who won the German MotoGP 2012? Dani Pedrosa Who has been named best cricketer in ODI by Idea Cricket rating? Shakib Al Hasan Name the brands that includes in Europe's biggest carmaker Wolfsburg-based group. Audi, Volkswagen, Seat, Bugatti, Bentley, Scania and truck makers MAN How in the medical world do we know CritiNext project? An internet-based ICU for 24x7 healthcare launched by Fortis Group and GE Healthcare

July 8th in history

1497 - Vasco da gama sails to India on the first direct European voyage 1937 - Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan sign the Treaty of Saadabad 1994 - Kim Jong-iI assumed leadership of North Korea upon his father, Kim II-sung's death

Commonwealth Bank to offer banking via facebook

How are iOS 6 and Jelly Bean known in technology world? Operating system When will the 223rd French National Day celebrated? July 14th Which state Government has started selling potatoes from ration shops at Rs.12 per kg? West Bengal Cuba signed a series of economic agreements with which Asian country? China Which Australian bank is set to offer banking via Facebook by the end of 2012? Commonwealth Bank

July 7th in history

1985 - Boris Becker becomes youngest player to win Wimbledon at age 17 2006 - Nigeria announces about 33,000 civil service workers could loose jobs by year end 2011 - World's first synthetic organ transplant was completed by surgeons in Sweden

India to get plastic currency

Which Indian city could get India's first 3D planetarium? Mangalore Near which monument in Agra an international airport is set to be established? Taj Mahal Which company launched in India world's first plug and link data card? Huawei RBI is planning to introduce which currency on pilot basis? Plastic currency Expand JPL. (Hint: Premier) Jaipur Premier League

6th July in history

1998 - Kai Tak Airport of Hong Kong is closed and Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok becomes operational 2006 - Nathula Pass between India and China re-opens for trade after 44 years 2006 - Stealing of Coca-Cola secret formula

Cadbury introduces toblerone

Name the former England batsman who quit all forms of cricket recently. Mark Ramprakash Where does the lowered lending and deposits rates stand of People's Bank of China? 6% and 3% respectively Toblerone is associated with which company? A chocolate brand by Cadbury's Which city will host Fiber to Fashion 2012 event in India? Surat, Gujarat Where is the Equine Therapy Park set up in India? Golconda

5th July in history

1991 - Nuclear test was performed by France at Muruora Island 2011 - Dust storm strikes Phoenix, Arizona 2011 - Venezuela celebrates 200 years of independence

Atom's shadow clicked by scientists

Name the cricketer who surpassed Don Bradman's record of centuries recently. Kumara Sangakkara(30 Test centuries) Which Indian PSU bank recently setup its Security Operation Centre? United Bank of India Shadow of what has been clicked by scientists with an effort lasting more than 5 years? Single Atom Name the movie shot by kannada director Arvind Kaushik in a record 2 hours. Nam Areiali Innondhina Which football team is set to file IPO in New York Stock Exchange? Manchester united From which part of India does Srilankan-based Mihin Lanka Airlines will operate flights to Colombo? Madurai, Tamil Nadu

SBI waives off minimum balance for savings account

Name the project of Mozilla which is working on Mobile Operating System, firefox OS. Boot to Gecko project What quantity of wheat would be exported to ease storage crunch in India? 2 million tonnes Which PSU bank has waived off minimum balance criteria for savings bank account? State Bank of India Why is the Mohanlal starrer movie 'Spirit' exempted from tax? Film creates awareness on social issues faced by the society due to increase in liquor consumption Where will the Under-19 World Cup 2012 be played and who will lead Indian team? Australia, Unmukt Chand Who will become the first Indian woman and 5th sportsperson to be conferred with Lt.Colonel rank? MC Mary Kom

Champions League T20 - 2012

Champions League Twenty 20  - 2012 Date - 9th October 2012 to 28th October 2012 Venue - South Africa (Centurion, Durban, Cape town and Johannesburg)   Participating Countries and Team names South Africa - Titans and Highveld Lions India - Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians Australia - Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers West Indies - Trinidad and Tobago New Zealand - Auckland Aces Sri Lanka - Winner of Sri Lanka's Domestic T20 Championship England - Winner and runner-up of the domestic T20 Pakistan - Sialkot Stallions

3rd July in history

1994 - Texas deadliest accident, 46 people killed in crashes 2004 - Bangkok's subway system opened 2005 - Same-sex marriage in Spain becomes legal

India's Western Ghats now in the list of UN world heritage

Who was named player of Euro 2012? Magisterial Iniesta Why was Peter Such in news recently? Peter Such is appointed as full-time spin bowling coach for England and Wales Cricket Board What is the length of world's longest cable-stayed bridge built by Russia? 1,104 meter link Valdivostok and Russky Island Who won against Usain Bolt in the 200 metres final event? Yohan Blake Name the Barclays chairman who quit recently. Marcus Agius Which of India's forest area has been added to list of world heritage sites by the United Nations Organisation? 1,600km long Western Ghats Who is the Indian business person among 27 global leaders appointed by the united Nations to eliminate malnutrition? Vinita Bali Which state boards in India are suggested by State Bank of India to be listed? State Electricity Boards

2nd July in history

1992 - Braniff Airlines shuts its business 1995 - Banharn Silpa-Archa's party wins election in Thailand 2011 - Elderly woman dies of e.coli outbreak in Bordeaux, France

Spain wins to retain European Championship, Euro 2012

What value worth agreement did Egypt sign with Saudi-based Islamic Development Bank to receive energy and food imports? $1 billion Who is sworn-in as Hong Kong leader by Chinese President Hu Jintao? Leung Chun-ying Expand AIDWA. (Hint: Women) All India Democratic Women's Association Which state will observe July 2012 as anti-dengue month? Punjab Expand IIAS. (Hint: Arsenic) International Institute of Arsenic Studies Who won and retained European Championship title 2012? Spain Name the concert held in Bangkok, Thailand on June 21st 2012 to celebrate World Music Day. Handshake Concert Which service from railways are exempted from service tax starting July 1st 2012? Passenger fare and freight

1st July in history

1990 - Deutsche Mark becomes German Democratic Republic's currency 1993 - 1 second is added to the clock 1997 - Hong Kong was returned to China by U.K 2009 - European Union's presidency is taken over by Sweden

International Happiness Day, March 20th

What is the importance of June 30th 2012? The last minute of 30th June 2012 will be 1 second longer and will be known as ' leap second ' What percentage of additional service tax would be levied on all bollywood actors and those perform on television serials? 12% Who took over as the director of ISRO Satellite Centre? S.K.Shivakumar replaces T.K.Alex T.P.Sudhindra was recently in news, which sport did he play? Cricket Name the list of 6 states which will raise 32.8 billion rupees via 10 year loans according to RBI. Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Punjab and Rajasthan Which agricultural arm would setup over 20 rural gurukuls across Indian states including Jharkhand? NABARD Who is appointed as Andhra Pradesh chief secretary? Minnie Mathew Which state will setup film promotion board to promote its films and culture? Haryana Which country is to setup auto component and engineering park in Gujarat? Japan Which application of Microsoft is available for educatio