Showing posts with label Current Affairs 2010. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Current Affairs 2010. Show all posts

21 June 2012

Current affairs November to December 2010

1. Who has been crowned Miss Earth Talent 2010 ?

Nicole Faria
India’s Nicole Faria has been crowned Miss Earth Talent 2010 after beating 17 other contestants at a talent competition in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.
Ms. Faria, a 20-year-old girl from Bangalore, won the title at the talent show with a scintillating belly dance that combines Oriental and Middle Eastern style.
2. Who has been appointed as the General Secretary (GS) of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with effect from November 1, 2010?
Kushal Das.
3. Who are the joint winners of 25th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration Award?
Oscar Award winning music composer A R Rahman and the Ramkrishna Mission Ashram at Narainpur in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh received the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration-2010. The award carries a citation and a cash prize of Rs 500,000.
4. For the first time in nearly 20 years a commercial airliner from a European Country has flown into Iraqi capital Baghdad. Which is that country?
A plane operated by France’s Aigle Azur landed in Baghdad on October 31, 2010 becoming the first flight from a European airline to arrive in the city since a 1990 international embargo on Iraq.
5. The UN biodiversity meeting which has agreed a 10-year plan aimed at preserving nature held in?
Nagoya, Japan.
6. who becomes the first Test batsmen to reach 50 centuries ?
- Sachin Tendulkar
50th historic hundred that he struck against South Africa in the opening Test at Centurion, on December 19, 2010.
7. Who becomes the most hated French president in more than 50 years according to a recent French poll?
Nicolas Sarkozy.
8. Classical flute exponent who will be conferred the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the highest civilian award in France, by the French government for his contribution to music?
Hariprasad Chaurasia
9. Prime Minister of Somalia?
Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.
10. China on November 1, 2010 launched its sixth satellite that will become part of its satellite navigation and positioning network Name of that satellite?
The Beidou or Compass navigation satellite.
It launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province, southwest China. The Beidou will join China’s other five satellites already in orbit to form a network or system that will eventually consist of 35 orbiters.
11. Which team created a unique record in the match against Rajasthan by getting all out for a meager 21 runs, the lowest total by any team in the Ranji Trophy matches?
Debutant Deepak Chahar (Rajasthan’s 18-year-old medium-pacer) made an amazing debut by claiming 8 wickets, his bowling reads 7.3-2-10-8 in this match. The previous Ranji record was set in the first season (1934-35), when Southern Punjab were bowled out for 22 chasing 114 against Northern India in Amritsar.
12. Who has won the World Professional Billiards title-2010 for the ninth time in his career?
Mike Russell.
He beat India’s Dhruv Sitwala in the final to claim the £6,000 winner’s cheque and the trophy.
13. Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords who resigned recently following his suspension from the House over his expenses claims?
Swraj Paul.
House of Lords is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
14. Which countries signed defense agreements on November 2, 2010 that promised cooperation including the creation of a joint expeditionary force, shared use of aircraft carriers and combined efforts to improve the safety and effectiveness of their nuclear weapons?
France and Britain.
15. The South Africa fast bowler who has announced his retirement from international cricket on November 2, 2010?
Makhaya Ntini.
He was the first ethnically black player to play for the South African team. He is the third South African to take 300 Test wickets after Shaun Pollock and Allan Donald. On the 17 December 2009 he played his 100th Test, becoming the only black South African cricketer to reach that mark. He took 390 wickets in Tests and 266 wickets in ODIs.
16. Who has been posted as DGP of Fire and Rescue Services of Kerala?
Siby Mathews.
17. Who has bagged The Hindu Best Fiction Award 2010 which was instituted by The Hindu Literary Review as a prelude to celebrating its 20th year in 2011?
Manu Joseph.
His novel “Serious Men” bagged the award which carries a cash prize of Rs.5 lakh and a plaque. “The Hindu” is the name of the newspaper which has established the prize.
18. Who has been presented lifetime achievement award at the Global Indian Music Awards(GIMA) 2010?

- Lata Mangeshkar
19. Man of the Match winners of One Day International Cricket Series between Australia and Sri Lanka held in Australia in November 2010.
First ODI played at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on November 3, 2010:
Man of the Match: Angelo Mathews. (Sri Lanka) He scored 77 runs.
Result: Sri Lanka beat Australia by 1 wicket.
Second ODI played at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney on November 5, 2010:
Man of the Match: Upul Tharanga. (Sri Lanka) He scored 86 runs.
Result: Sri Lanka beat Australia by 29 runs (D/L method).
Third ODI played at Brisbane Cricket Ground on November 7, 2010:
Man of the Match: Clint McKay. (Australia) He took 5 wickets for 33 runs.
Result: Australia beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets.
Series Result: Sri Lanka won 3 ODI series 2-1.
20. Who won the Player of the Series Award in the 3 ODI Cricket series between Australia and Sri Lanka held in Australia in November 2010?
Lasith Malinga. (Sri Lanka).
21. Man of the match winners of 5match ODI Cricket series between South Africa and Pakistan held in Abu Dhabi in November 2010.
3rd ODI played at Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, Dubai on November 2, 2010:
Man of the match: Hashim Amla (South Africa). He scored 119 runs from 126 balls.
Result: South Africa beat Pakistan by 2 runs.
4th ODI played at Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, Dubai on November 5, 2010:
Man of the match: Younus Khan (Pakistan). He scored 73 runs.
Result: Pakistan beat South Africa by 1 wicket.
5th ODI played at Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, Dubai on November 8, 2010:
Man of the match: Jacques Kallis (South Africa). He scored 83 runs and took 3 wickets.
Result: South Africa beat Pakistan by 57 runs.
SERIES RESULT: South Africa wins the 5 ODI series 3-2.
22. Who won the Player of the Series Award in the 5match ODI Cricket series between South Africa and Pakistan held in Abu Dhabi?
Hashim Amla. (South Africa)
23. Indian-American who has created the history on November 3, 2010 by becoming first woman to won the South Carolina Governor seat in United States midterm polls?
Nikki Haley.
24. Who has been appointed the interim president of the Hockey India?
Mariamma Koshy.
She is the head of Hockey Kerala.
25. The Ace Shooter who was India’s flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China?
Gagan Narang.
He became the fifth shooter to carry the national flag at the opening ceremony of a mega event like the Asian Games.
26. National Centre for Molecular Materials (NCMM), the first of its kind Institute in the country will be established at?
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
27. Who has been named the most powerful person in the world by Forbes, ahead of US President Barack Obama who is ranked second among 68 people?
Hu Jintao, Chinese President.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi ranks 9th on the Forbes 2010 list of the ”World”s Most Powerful People. Manmohan Singh comes in at number 18. India”s business tycoons Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, Tata Sons Chairman Ratan Tata and head of ArcelorMittal, Lakshmi Mittal also make the list.
28. The Qatar-based and state-owned broadcast network which is all set to launch its English news channel in India over the next three or four weeks?
Al Jazeera.
29. Man of the Match winners of 3 Test Cricket series between India and New Zealand held in India on November 2010.
First test played at Ahmedabad on November 4, 2010:
Man of the match: Harbhajan Singh. (India)He scored 69 in first innings and 115 in second innings.
Result: India drew with New Zealand.
Second test played at Hyderabad on November 12, 2010:
Man of the match: Brendon McCullum (New Zealand). He scored 225 runs in second innings.
Result: India drew with New Zealand.
Third test played at Nagpur on November 20, 2010:
Man of the match: Rahul Dravid (India). He scored 191runs in first innings.
Result: India beat New Zealand by an innings and 198 runs.
SERIES RESULT: India wins the 3 Test series 1-0.
30. Who won the Player of the series award in the three Test Cricket series between India and New Zealand held in India on November 2010?
Harbhajan Singh (India).
31. Which country has decided to open its Consulate at Bali to strengthen its commercial ties with Indonesia?
32. Name of the world’s most active and dangerous volcano which erupted with renewed ferocity in Indonesia on 05-11-2010 killing more than 100 peoples?
Mount Merapi.
Mount Merapi is an active stratovolcano located on the border between Central Java and Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is the most active volcano in Indonesia and has erupted regularly since 1548. The name Merapi could be loosely translated as ‘Mountain of Fire’.
33. Which country has closed its airspace for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), the country’s national flag carrier, for failing to get the required renewal of permission in time?
Pakistan also imposed ban on Russian aircraft flying from Pakistani airports on November 30,2010 .The decision was taken following the crash of the ill-fated Russian cargo plane close to Karachi Airport just minutes after take-off that left 12 people dead including eight Russians on board.
34. Name of the woman who believed to be the world’s oldest person died at the age of 114 in the French Caribbean island of St. Barts?
Eugenie Blanchard.
She at the age of 114 years, 261 days was the oldest living person at the time of her death. She became the recognised titleholder upon the death of Japanese super centenarian Kama Chinen on 2 May 2010.
35. Who wins Hong Kong Open 2010 ?

- Saina Nehwal
Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal rallied to register a scintilliating three-game victory over Shixian Wang of China to clinch her third Super Series title of the year at the Hong Kong Open in Wanchai Devember 12..
36. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested the indigenously designed and developed aircraft jet engine during the Flying Test Bed (FTB) Trials at Gromov Flight Research Institute (GFRI), Moscow, Russia on November 4,2010. Name of that Engine?
GTRE GTX-35VS Kaveri. (Kaveri Engine).
An indigenous Indian design, the Kaveri was intended to power production models of the HAL Tejas fighter, originally called the “Light Combat Aircraft” (LCA), but it was officially de-linked from HAL Tejas program in September, 2008. Kaveri Engine is an afterburning turbofan being developed by the Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE), a lab under the DRDO in Bangalore, India.
N.B: Turbofan is a type of aircraft jet engine based around a gas turbine engine.
37. Which country has imposed sanctions on Pakistan-based terror groups Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) on November 4, 2010?
38. Which country has been ranked at 119th position on the Human Development Index?
The Human Development Index which measures a country’s progress in development of its economy, people and other aspects. Among the 169 countries, Norway, Australia and New Zealand were at the top position. Meanwhile, Niger, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe were at the bottom of the list.
39. Which country has recently signed $10 billion (nearly Rs.44, 000 crore) worth deals with U.S.A for creating more than 50,000 jobs back in the U.S?
40. Former Chief Minister of West Bengal who died recently at his south Kolkata residence after a prolonged illness?
Siddhartha Shankar Ray.
He was Education Minister of Government of India during 1967-1972. He was also the ambassador of India to the United States of America. He served as the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 1972 to 1977.
41. Name of the Indian who has been elected as member of Advisory Committee on Budgetary and Administrative Questions (ACABQ) – an affiliated body of U.N. General Assembly?
Ms.Namgya C Khampa. (Representing India from the Asian region)
ACABQ, the 16-member advisory body, plays a crucial role in keeping the UN’s financial house in order, including supervision of its overall budget of 22 billion dollar. Besides India, Japan and China were also elected from the Asian region’s three open seats. Pakistan contested from the Asian region but could not make it.
42. Name of the Indian who has been elected as member Independent Audit Advisory Committee (IAAC) – an affiliated body of U.N. General Assembly?
Vinod Rai (Represents India from the Asian group).
IAAC recommended by acclamation the three-year appointment of Mr. Rai (from the Asian group); Vadim Vadimovich Dubinkin of Russia (from the Eastern Europe group); Adrian Patrick Strachan of Jamaica (from the Latin America-Caribbean group).Their terms of office begin on January 1, 2011.IAAC of the United Nations is established as a subsidiary body of the General Assembly to serve in an expert advisory capacity and to assist the General Assembly in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities.
43. In which country world’s tallest statue of Jesus unveiled on November 21, 2010?
Poland. The statue of Jesus stands at 36 metres (118 feet) is located in Swiebodzin, western Poland.
44. Wicket Keeper of Pakistan Cricket Team who has retired from international cricket and sought political asylum in Britain amid alleged threats from match-fixers?
Zulqarnain Haider.
Haider left the Pakistan team in Dubai and flew to London after claiming he had been offered money to lose matches against South Africa.
45. British Royal family has created a profile on a social networking site on Nov 8, 2010. Which is that social networking site?
Face book.
46. Chief Minister of Maharashtra who resigned on November 9,2010from his post following Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam?
Ashok Chavan.
47. Secretary of the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) who resigned in the wake of allegations of corruption in Commonwealth Games?
Suresh Kalmadi.
48. Who became the first enlisted Sikh soldier to complete basic training in US Army since 1984 while maintaining his turban and unshorn hair?
Simran Preet Singh Lamba.
49. Who has been named the brand ambassador for the 2011 cricket World Cup that would be co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh?
Sachin Tendulkar.
50. The trial of eight police officers charged with the murder of prominent human rights activist in the Democratic Republic of Congo has started recently. Name of that human rights activist who was killed in June, 2010?
Floribert Chebeya.
He was also the head of the charity “Voice of the Voiceless”
51. Man of the Match Winners of Two Test Cricket matches between South Africa and Pakistan held in U.A.E in November 2010:
First test match played at Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, Dubai from November 12, 2010:
Man of the Match: Younus Khan (Pakistan). He scored 35 runs in first innings and 131(not out) in second innings.
Result: Pakistan drew with South Africa.
Second test match played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi from November 20, 2010:
Man of the Match: AB de Villiers (South Africa). He scored 278 runs in first innings and 25 runs in second innings.
Result: Pakistan drew with South Africa.
52. Who won the Player of the series award in the Two Test Cricket matches between South Africa and Pakistan held in U.A.E in November 2010?
Jacques Kallis (South Africa).
53. Who has become the first Christian woman in Pakistan to be sentenced to death for blasphemy?
Asia Bibi.
Asia, who worked with many other local Muslim women on the farm of Muslim landowner, was pressured to renounce Christianity and accept Islam. Asia allegedly responded by telling the Muslim women that Christ died on the cross for our sins. She added that Jesus is alive and “Our Christ is the true prophet of God. This provoked the Muslim women in the farm. Later some coworkers complained to a cleric that Bibi made derogatory comments about Muhammad. A mob came to her house, beating her and members of her family before she got rescued by the police. The police were under pressure from this Muslim mob, including clerics. She spent more than a year in jail. In November 2010 Naveed Iqbal, judge at the at court of Sheikhupura, Punjab, “totally ruled out” that there was any false implication, saw “no mitigating circumstances”, and sentenced her to death by hanging. Additionally, a fine of an equivalent of $1,100 was imposed.
Blasphemy is irreverence toward holy personages, religious artifacts, customs, and beliefs.
54. The Nobel Peace Prize winner and pro-democracy leader of Burma who has been released by Myanmar’s military government recently?
Aung San Suu Kyi.
This 65-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate, whose latest period of detention spanned 7 1/2 years, has come to symbolise the struggle for democracy in the Southeast Asian nation ruled by the military since 1962.
55. Who won the first gold of the 16th Asian Games by winning the men’s Changquan title in wushu?
Yuan Xiaochao (China).
56. Information Technology and Communications Minister of India who resigned over his alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum allocation scam?
A Raja
The 2G spectrum allocations caused an alleged loss of Rs1.76 lakh crore to the Government, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has stated in a damning report.
57. Which Asian country along with 40 other countries has been elected to the board of the new UN agency to promote equality for women?
The board to have representatives from 10 African countries, 10 Asian countries, four Eastern European countries, six Latin American and Caribbean countries and five countries from Western Europe. Asian Countries elected to the board of U.N.Women are Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Republic of Korea and Timor
The agency will be headed by Chile’s former president Michelle Bachelet and is expected to be fully operational in January 2011.
58. Indian environmentalist who has been named as one of the seven most powerful feminists in the world, according to a compilation in Forbes magazine?
Vandana Shiva
59. Renowned Indian-origin academician who has been named alongside US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman among the seven most powerful economists in the world, according to a compilation in Forbes magazine?
Raghuram Rajan.
60. Who was given the additional charge of the telecom ministry held by A Raja, who recently resigned facing allegations of scam in 2G spectrum allocation?
Kapil Sibal.
He was also given the additional charge of Ministries of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, which fell vacant after incumbent Prithviraj Chavan was made Chief Minister of Maharashtra. V Narayansamy, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, was given additional charge of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), which also fell vacant after Chavan’s departure.
61. Man of the match winners of 3 Test Cricket series between West Indies and Sri Lanka held in Sri Lanka in November 2010.
First test played at Galle International Stadium, Galle from November 15, 2010:
Player of the Match: Chris Gayle (West Indies). He scored 333 runs in first Innings.
Result: Sri Lanka drew with West Indies.
Second test played at R.Premadasa Stadium (Khettarama), Colombo from November 23, 2010:
Player of the Match: Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka). He scored 150 runs in first innings.
Result: Sri Lanka drew with West Indies.
62. Which country decided to pay millions of pounds in compensation to former Guantanamo Bay detainees following weeks of negotiations between lawyers for the government and the former prisoners?
63. Which company recently decided to shut down its match box manufacturing unit in Chennai (i.e. Chennai plant of Wimco) and has given voluntary retirement to all its employees?
The matchbox business, undertaken by the Chennai unit, would be outsourced to the small-scale sector as the production of matchboxes had become unviable due to the excise-duty disadvantage.
64. Which magazine has won the International Press Institute (IPI) India Award for Excellence in Journalism, 2010 for its outstanding journalistic work done during 2009?
TEHELKA magazine.
65. Two-day NATO summit, a meeting of the heads of state and heads of government of NATO held in?
Lisbon, Portugal.
The summit also known as the 2010 Lisbon summit held on 19 and 20 November 2010.
NATO’s new strategic concept, NATO operations in Afghanistan and relations with Russia and other major issues discussed in that summit.
66. Name of a Jupiter-like extra solar planet orbiting the star HIP 13044, about 2,000 light years away from the Earth located on the outskirts of our Milky Way galaxy discovered recently by Astronomers?
HIP 13044b. Its discovery was announced on November 18, 2010. The study that led to the discovery of the planet was performed by a team from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy.
67. Who has been ranked by the Time magazine as the 9th most powerful woman of the past century, a list that also includes Mother Teresa?
Indira Gandhi.
Besides Gandhi, only Mother Teresa, who is ranked 22nd, from India included in the list. The list of ’25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century’ is topped by Jane Addams, an outspoken advocate for women’s suffrage, who was the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
68. Name of a long-haired Chihuahua who becomes the smallest police dog in world?

(Momo, a seven-year-old Chihuahua, poses during a police dog examination held at Koriyama, western Japan)
The seven-year-old long-haired Chihuahua qualified as a search-and-rescue dog employed by police in Nara prefecture, western Japan. Most search and rescue dogs are German Shepherds. Police are hoping that Momo can be used for search and rescue operations for disasters like earthquakes. Momo is Japanese for “Peach.”
Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog and is named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico.
69. National Award winning cinematographer from Kerala who recently passed away in Chennai on Monday due to Alzheimer’s.
Mankada Ravi Varma.
He served as cinematographer for noted Directors like Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Aravindan and PN Menon. He won two National Awards for cinematography, one for Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s Swayamvaram in 1972. In 2000, he won it for his documentary, Kalamandalam Gopi. He won seven Kerala State Film Awards in various categories. In 1984, he directed his first film, Nokkukuthi, which won him another National Award and a State award. It was based on a poem by noted Malayalam poet, M Govindan. He also directed Kunjikoonan in 1989.
70. Which country launched a massive spy satellite on 21-11-2010 for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)?
The satellite was launched through Delta 4 carrier rocket -on behalf of “NRO”, the U.S. administration which manages spy satellites- from UAL (United Launch Alliance, a Boeing-Lockheed Martin joint-venture), and it departed from the USAF’s installation in Cape Canaveral (Florida).
71. Who was elected as President of the Karnataka State Cricket Association?
Anil Kumble.
Kumble’s men won 23 out of the 24 posts and he defeated current president Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar by 43 votes.
Former fast bowler Jawagal Srinath elected as Secretary. Former India seamer Venkatesh Prasad, who was elected vice president along with Roger Binny.
72. Who has been crowned the 2010 Male World Athlete of the Year at the World Athletics Gala in Monte Carlo?

David Rudisha. (Kenya).
He is a Kenyan middle distance runner and world record holder in the 800 metres with a time of 1:41.01. Rudisha holds four of the ten fastest times for this event. In November 2010, at the age of 21, he became the youngest ever athlete to win the IAAF World Athlete of the Year award. He also won the Kenyan Sportsman of the Year award.
73. Who has been crowned the 2010 Female World Athlete of the Year at the World Athletics Gala in Monte Carlo?

Blanka Vlasic (Croatia).
She is the current Croatian record holder in high jump, and also the current World Champion both indoors and outdoors. Her personal best jump of 2.08 m was set on 31 August 2009 and is the second highest height cleared in the history of the event.
74. A woman, who has helped almost 12000 women and girls find their way out from sex slavery, has been chosen as the CNN Hero of the Year 2010. Name of that woman?
Anuradha Koirala.
She and her group (Maiti Nepal) have helped more than 12,000 victims of Nepal’s sex trafficking business. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Maiti Nepal which has provided more than a shelter for these girls and young women.
75. More than 378 people were killed in a stampede in a country in Southeast Asia during the final day of the annual Water Festival held in its capital city on November 2010. Which is that country?
76. Chief Minister of Andra Pradesh who resigned on November 24, 2010 citing his inability to withstand the work-pressure because of his age?
K. Rosaiah.
The 78-year-old leader had taken over as the chief minister on Sep 3 last year following the death of Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy in a helicopter crash.
77. Who becomes the 16th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh after Rosaiah resigns citing personal reasons?
Kiran Kumar Reddy.
78. India recently decided to set up two test ranges for radar-based electronic warfare (EW) systems. The two test ranges will come up at?
Chitradurga in Karnataka and Tandur in Andhra Pradesh.
79. The chief executive officer of LIC Housing Finance who has been arrested by CBI in connection with an alleged multi-crore housing finance racket?
Ramachandran Nair.
80. Who is appointed as the new chief executive of LIC Housing Finance after RR Nair’s arrest by the CBI in connection with the multi-crore housing loan fraud?
V K Sharma.
81. Who has been selected for the prestigious Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2010?
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazilian President.
Mr. Lula was selected for the award for promoting strong ties among developing countries, promoting inclusive growth and for his contribution to the cause of India-Brazil partnership.
82. Which country won the gold medal in Men’s football of Asian Games-2010?
They defeated United Arab Emirates 1-0 in the final in Guangzhou. The only goal was score by Yuki Saneto in the 74th minute. Bronze medal was won by Korea who got it after defeating Iran 4-3.
83. Who won the man of the match award in the first test cricket match (Ashes) played between Australia and England held in Brisbane Cricket Ground, Australia from November 25,2010?
Alastair Cook (England). He scored 65 in first innings and scored unbeaten 235 in second innings.
Result: Australia drew with England.
84. South Korean Defense Minister who has resigned from his post following widespread criticism that the country has not been adequately responding to continued provocation by North Korea?
Kim Tae-young.
85. A Walther air pistol of which James Bond actor has fetched $415,875 at Christie’s auction house in London on 25-11-2010?
Sean Connery.
The pistol was used in promotional shots featuring star Sean Connery for the 1963 film ‘From Russia with Love’. This is a world record for a James Bond gun.
86. The Delhi court on November 27, 2010, ordered registration of FIR against a Hurriyat leader and an Indian writer for allegedly making anti-India speeches.
Who are they?
Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Arundhati Roy.
87. India’s indigenously developed 20th nuclear reactor became operational in the southern state of Karnataka on 27th November 2010, making it the sixth country in the world to have over 20 nuclear power plants in operation. Where is that nuclear power plant located in Karnataka?
The 220 MW capacity Unit 4 of the Kaiga Atomic Power Station started at Kaiga in the state, taking the total installed atomic power capacity in the country to 4780 MW.
88. Which country introduced new English language Test from November 29, 2010 for non- European migrants who apply for a visa to enter or remain in that country as a partner or spouse of that country’s citizen or person settled there?
Applicants should pass an English language test with a UK Border Agency-approved test provider. The list of approved test providers and further guidance is available on the UK Border Agency’s website.
89. Which country has introduced its first ever electronic passport that contains micro chipped information and is designed to foil forgers?
90. Who won the Man of the match award in the first ODI cricket between India and New Zealand held in Guwahati on November 28, 2010?
Virat Kohli (India). He scored 105 runs.
Result: India beat New Zealand by 40 runs.
91. Who beat Rafael Nadal in three sets to win the ATP World Tour Finals for a fifth time?
Roger Federer.
Federer is the first man since Ivan Lendl and Pete Sampras to have won the year-end championship five times.
92. The 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference was held in?
Cancun, Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December 2010.
93. A quantum physicist worked with the Iranian Atomic Energy Commission who was killed in Bomb attack by unidentified assailants on November 29, 2010?
Majid Shahriari.
He specialised in neutron transport, a phenomenon that lies at the heart of nuclear chain reactions in bombs and reactors. The killers had attached bombs his car and detonated them from a distance.
94.  Literary critic and Malayalam writer, who has won the Kerala State’s highest literary honour,’Ezhuthachan award-2010’?
Dr M Leelavathi.
95. Employees of which broadcaster conducted two-day strike over pension changes that has caused widespread disruption to the broadcaster’s programmes?
BBC. (British Broadcasting Corporation).
96. List of Important Sports Result 2010.

97. Nobel Prizes are awarded every year on ?
- 10th December
98. First woman president of Brazil, the biggest nation in South America?

Dilma Rousseff.
She won the presidential elections defeating conservative candidate Jose Serra. She was the candidate of Worker’s Party (PT).
99. Who has appointed as the chief executive officer of LIC Housing Finance with effect from November 25 ?
- VK Sharma appointed as the chief executive officer of LIC Housing Finance.
100. Who has been appointed as Chief Strategy Officer for EMC’s government business ?
- Kamalkar Kaul
101. Who has been crowned Mazza Miss India New York 2010 ?
- Sabrina Bachai aged 23 of Long Island
102. Former Russian prime minister died recently who served as prime minister in the 1990s as the country emerged from communism and developed as a market economy?
Viktor Chernomyrdin.

Current affairs October to November 2010

1. who won 1st gold medal in Rowing for India in Asian games 2010 ?

- Bajrang Lal Takhar  in rowing event
India’s Bajrang Lal Thakkar created history when he clinched the first ever gold in rowing for India in the men’s single sculls event.
The Indian Army officer, starting in lane 3, led the 2000m race right from the start and went on to take gold with a timing of 7:04.78. Chinese Taipei’s Wang Ming Hui (7:07.33) took the silver while Iraq’s Haeider Hamarasheid (7:10.10) won the bronze with a third place finish in the event.
Bajrang Lal Thakkar had also won the gold medal at the Asian Championships in Korea last year. He had also become the first Indian to win a silver medal at the Doha Asian Games in 2006.

2. Sixty years after it first went to court, which high court has recently pronounced judgment in the Ayodhya dispute, a political, historical and socio-religious debate in India?
The Allahabad High Court.
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has pronounced judgment in the Ayodhya title suit.
3. What is the Ayodhya Verdict?
The Allahabad High Court ruled that the 2.77 acres (1.12 ha) of Ayodhya land be divided into 3 parts, with 1/3 going to construction of the Ram temple, 1/3 going to the Islamic Sunni Waqf Board and the remaining 1/3 going to the Hindu religious denomination Nirmohi Akhara.
4. The spokesperson of the Congress party who represented the Lottery Mafia (Megha Distributors) in Kerala High court while his party was engaged in a strong political campaign against the Lottery mafia?
Abhishek Manu Singhvi.
Kerala congress leaders lodged a complaint against him to the Congress high command and the issue was handed over to disciplinary committee for action. In the latest developments, Singhvi has been barred from briefing media as Congress spokesperson till the decision on him comes.
5. The Pakistan Cricket Board chairman who has recently apologised to the England and Wales Cricket Board as well as the England cricketers over comments made regarding the third ODI Cricket at the Oval?
Ijaz Butt.
On September 19 he attacked the England cricket team during a press conference, accusing them of a conspiracy to “defraud Pakistan cricket” by accepting their own bribes.
6. Who has been appointed as Kerala regional chairman of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS)?
P V Chandran.
Managing Editor of Mathrubhumi (A leading Malayalam language newspaper in Kerala).
7. Which country successfully launched their second robotic mission, Chang’E-2, to the Moon?
China launched its second unmanned Moon mission on October 1, 2010, sending the Chang’E II probe on a five-day journey to reach lunar orbit. Chang’E-1 launched in 2007, and orbited the Moon for 16 months before being intentionally crashed on to the lunar surface.
8. Who has been appointed as Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)?
K. Vijay Kumar.
9. Who is appointed as Chief Executive Officer and President of HP (Hewlett-Packard)?
Leo Apotheker.
10. Which team won the 32nd Federation Cup defeating Mohun Bagan by 1-0 in the final?
East Bengal.
11. Name of the new political party formed by Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s former president and military chief?
All Pakistan Muslim League.
12. The commander of Ecuador’s police force who has resigned in the wake of a police rebellion that took the country’s president hostage for 12 hours?
General Freddy Martinez.
13. Which country recently apologized for a 1946-1948 research study in which people in Guatemala were intentionally infected with sexually transmitted diseases?
United States.
The U.S. government apologized to Guatemala on October 1, 2010 for a study 60 years ago in which American scientists deliberately infected Prisoners in that country with syphilis.
14. Who 1st gold medal for India in Asian Games 2010

- Pankaj Advani wins 1st gold medal for India in Asian Games 2010 in Mens Billiards
15. Nobel Prize 2010 Winners List:
Physiology or Medicine: Robert G Edwards was awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine for his work ‘in vitro fertilization (IVF)’. Due to his efforts, world’s first test tube baby (Louise Brown) was born during 1978.
Physics: Nobel Prize in Physics 2010 was awarded jointly to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov “for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene”
Chemistry: Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2010 was awarded jointly to Richard F. Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki “for palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis”.
Literature: Nobel Prize 2010 in Literature was awarded to Mario Vargas Llosa. As an author, he became internationally popular through his novel La ciudad y los perros (1963; The Time of the Hero, 1966
Peace: Nobel Peace Prize 2010 was awarded to Liu Xiaobo “for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China”.
Economics: Nobel Prize for economics -2010 was awarded jointly to Peter A. Diamond, Dale T. Mortensen and Christopher A. Pissarides “for their analysis of markets with search frictions”.
16. Which city will host the 98th edition of Indian Science Congress to be held for five days from January 3, 2011?
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the Congress, hosted by the SRM University. The theme of the Congress would be ‘Quality Education and Excellence in Scientific Research in Indian Universities’.
17. Which country has hosted a UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting?
The meeting held in Tianjin, China from 4 October 2010.
18. Who has won the first gold medal of 2010 Commonwealth Games held in Delhi?
Augustina Nkem Nwaokolo. (Nigeria)
The weightlifter won gold medal in the women’s 48kg division.
19. Who won the first gold medal for India in the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010?
Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang (Shooters).
20. Man of the match winners of the two test cricket series between India and Australia:
First Test match between Australia and India held in Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali–Chandigarh from October 1, 2010:
Man of the Match: Zaheer Khan. He took 5 wickets in first innings and 3 wickets in second innings.
Result: India beat Australia by 1 wicket.
Second Test match between Australia and India held in M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore – Karnataka from October 9, 2010:
Man of the Match: Sachin Tendulkar. He scored 214 runs in the first innings and unbeaten 53 runs in the second innings.
21. Who won the player of the series award in the two test cricket matches between India and Australia held in India on October 2010?
Sachin Tendulkar.
22. German auto-maker Volkswagen has started a new media innovation with talking newspaper advertisements in two mainstream newspapers of India to launch of its new Vento sedan. Name that news papers which carried the speaking advertisement?
The Times of India, The Hindu.
The back page of the newspaper carried an advertisement of their new luxury sedan, Vento. The Back page ad on the side was fitted with a black box which when light falls on it starts speaking about the car. The estimated cost of this ad is around 6 Crore.
23. Who has been selected for “Vallathol Puraskaram-2010”, an award given to the Malayalam writers for their contribution to the language?
Vishnu Narayanan Nampoothiri. He is one of the most famous poets of contemporary Malayalam literature.
The award comprises of a cash prize of Rs. 1, 11,011 and a citation.
24. Who won the ICC Cricketer of the year- 2010 award?
Sachin Tendulkar.
Here is the List of ICC Award winners-2010
Test player of the year: Virender Sehwag (India)
Test team of the year: India
ODI player of the year: AB de Villiers (South Africa)
ODI team of the year: Australia
ICC Emerging player of the year: Steven Finn (England)
Best T20 performance of the year: Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)
Spirit of Cricket award: New Zealand
ICC Associate player of the year: Ryan ten Doeschate
Umpire of the year: Aleem Dar (Pakistan)
Women’s Cricketer of the Year: Shelley Nitschke (Australia)
LG people’s choice award: Sachin Tendulkar (India)
25. Name of the famous South African smoking chimpanzee dies of old age recently?
He picked up his smoking habit from watching the people who had come to watch him at a small zoo in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
26. Who is named as the world’s most powerful woman-2010 according to an index put together by business magazine Forbes?
Michelle Obama. (Wife of U.S.President Barack Obama)
27. Name of the three Indian women who find a spot on the Forbes list of 100 most powerful women in the world?
Indra Nooyi, Chennai-born PepsiCo CEO came in at No 6
Shikha Sharma, Axis Bank CEO came in at No.89
Chanda Kochhar, ICICI Bank Managing Director & CEO came in at No.92.
28. Who has been elected as the new Chairman of the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC)?
Sajen Peter.
29. The United Nations has declared year 2010 as?
The international year of biodiversity (IYB).
30. Which city will host the first Indian Biodiversity Congress (IBC-2010) and exhibition to be held form December 27 to 31, 2010?
The congress will be held at Kerala University Campus, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram on December 27 to 31.
31. Who has bagged the Vayalar award for the year 2010?
Prof. Vishnu Narayanan Namboothiri.
The award comprising of a cash award of Rs 25,000 and plaque went to ‘Charulatha’, an anthology of poems authored by him. He recently bagged the Vallathol award instituted by the Vallathol Sahitya Samiti.
32. Name of the first 3D stereoscopy documentary about planets which was released recently at Kozhikkode, Kerala?
“The Universe”
It is a 50-minute 3D stereoscopy documentary directed by Sathish Gopal.
33. Name of the two franchises which have been thrown out of the Indian Premier League by BCCI over ownership issues?
Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab.
34. Who became the first cricketer to complete 14,000 runs in Test cricket?
Sachin Tendulkar.
He had taken 171 tests to achieve this record.
35. Controversial New Zealand television journalist, whose racist remarks about Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit caused outrage in India, resigned recently from TVNZ?
Paul Henry.
36. Who became India’s first woman in 52 years to win a gold medal in athletics in the Commonwealth Games?
Krishna Pooniya. (Haryana)
She is the second Indian athlete after Milkha Singh (1958, Cardiff) to garner a gold in track and field events.
37. Who has been appointed as the new director of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Rothak, Haryana?
Dr P Rameshan.
38. On October 12 2010, the United Nations General Assembly elected five countries to two-year seats on the Security Council. Name those countries?
Colombia, India, Germany, Portugal, and South Africa.
These countries will begin their terms on January 1, 2011. The new non-permanent members will replace Austria, Japan, Mexico, Turkey, and Uganda, whose terms end on December 31, 2010.
39. An Afghan woman whose nose was cut off by her husband under the Taliban’s authoritarian rule was honored recently at an event in California, where she unveiled her new prosthetic nose for the first time. Name of that woman?

She received the Enduring Heart award at a benefit for the Grossman Burn Foundation – the Los Angeles-based organisation that paid for her surgery.
40. British author and journalist who has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize 2010?
Howard Jacobson.
He has been bestowed with the prize for his book, ‘The Finkler Question’.
41. Who has been presented with the 2010 Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award by Hindu Foundation of Australia for bringing the Parliament of the World’s Religions (PWR) to Melbourne in 2009?
John Brumby.
He is Australian Labor Party politician, and the 45th Premier of Victoria.
42. Nepalese teenager who has been named the world’s smallest man according to Guinness Book of World Records?

Khagendra Thapa Magar
He is the shortest man in the world, measuring 0.67 m (2 ft 2 1⁄2 in).
43. Man of the match winners of ODI cricket series between New Zealand and Bangladesh held in Bangladesh in October-2010.
First One Day International Cricket held in Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka on October 5, 2010:
Player of the Match: Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh). He scored 58 runs and took 4 wickets.
Result: Bangladesh beat New Zealand by 9 runs (D/L method)
Second ODI-Match abandoned
Third ODI held in Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka on October 11, 2010.
Player of the match: Suhrawadi Shuvo (Bangladesh).He took 3 wickets for 14 runs.
Result: Bangladesh beat New Zealand by 7 wickets.
Fourth ODI Cricket held in Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka on October 14, 2010:
Player of the Match: Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh). He scored 106 runs and took 3 wickets.
Result: Bangladesh beat New Zealand by 9 runs.
Fifth ODI Cricket held in Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka on October 17, 2010:
Player of the match: Rubel Hossain. He took 4 wickets for 25 runs.
Result: Bangladesh beat New Zealand by 3 runs.
SERIES RESULT: Bangladesh wins the 5 ODI series 4-0.
44. Who won the Player of the series award in the 5 ODI cricket series between New Zealand and Bangladesh held in Bangladesh in October 2010?
Shakib Al Hasan(Bangladesh).
45. Who is appointed as the head of the two-member high-level committee set up to probe the alleged financial irregularities in the Commonwealth Games (CWG)-2010 held at Delhi?
VK Shunglu.
He was the Former Comptroller and Auditor General of India. VK Shunglu committee has been entrusted with the task of probing the entire Commonwealth Games Scam. Shantanu Consul, Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training, has been appointed as the second member of the high-level committee (HLC).
46. Which country won 2010 FIVB Men’s World Volleyball Championships beating Cuba in final?
47. Name of the longest railway tunnel in the world which is completed recently?
Gotthard Base Tunnel (Switzerland)
It is a 57 km (35.4 mi) railway tunnel located in Swiss Alps with a total of 151.84 km (94.3 mi) of tunnels, shafts and passages. Its construction begun in 1996 and is expected to be operational by the end of 2017. Previously the longest railway tunnel in the world was the Seikan rail tunnel in Japan, which is 53.9 km long, but the Gotthard Base Tunnel beats that record.
48. A shoe was thrown at a Hurriyat leader in October 21, 2010 at a function where Kashmiri separatists as well as Naxal and Khalistan sympathisers came together under one platform to air their grievances. Name of that leader who is the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat (freedom) Conference (G)?
Syed Ali Shah Geelani
49. The medium altitude long endurance Unmanned Arial Vehicle (UAV) which successfully test fired on 15/10/2010 in Hosur (Tamil Nadu), being developed by Aeronautical Development Establishment, a premier Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) lab?
50. French-American mathematician who explored a new class of mathematical shapes known as “fractals,” died recently at the age of 85 in Cambridge?
Benoit Mandelbrot.
He is known as the father of fractal geometry. His seminal book, “The Fractal Geometry of Nature,” published in 1982. The fractal geometry he developed would be used to measure natural phenomena like clouds or coastlines that once were believed to be unmeasurable.
51. Contrasting with the jubilation of rescue of 33 miners in Chile, an explosion in a coal mine in an Asian country on October 16, 2010 killed 37 miners. Which is that country?
52. Who won Shanghai Masters tennis men’s doubles beating Poland’s Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski in the final?
Leander Paes (India) and Jurgen Melzer (Austria)
53. Who won the Shanghai Masters Tennis Title-2010 beating Roger Federer (6-3, 6-2) in final?
Andy Murray.
54. Man of the Match winners of T20 international Cricket between South Africa and Zimbabwe held in South Africa in October 2010.
First T20 played at Bloemfontein on October 8, 2010:
Man of the Match: Graeme Smith. (South Africa) He scored 58 runs from 29 balls.
Result: South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 7 wickets.
Second T20 played at Kimberley on October 10, 2010:
Man of the Match: JP Duminy (South Africa). He scored 96 runs from 54 balls.
Result: South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 8 runs.
Series Result. South Africa won the T20 Series (2-0).
55. Man of the Match winners of One Day international Cricket Series between South Africa and Zimbabwe held in South Africa in October 2010:
First ODI played at Bloemfontein on October 15, 2010:
Man of the Match: Colin Ingram (South Africa). He scored 124 runs.
Result: South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 64 runs.
Second ODI played at Potchefstroom on October 17, 2010:
Man of the Match: Juan Theron (South Africa). He took 5 wickets for 44 runs.
Result: South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 8 wickets.
Third ODI played at Benoni on October 22, 2010:
Man of the Match: JP Duminy (South Africa). He scored 129 runs.
Result: South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 272 runs.
Series Result: South Africa won the ODI series (3-0).
56. Who won the Man of the Series Award in the 3ODI cricket series between South Africa and Zimbabwe held in South Africa in October 2010?
AB de Villiers. (South Africa).
57. Who has been appointed vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the Communist Party of China (CPC)?
Xi Jinping, Vice President of China.
58. Name of the “super typhoon” which has struck the northern Philippines with heavy rain and winds of up to 260km/h (162mph) on October 18, 2010?
Typhoon Megi.
The name “Megi” means “catfish” in the Korean language. It was the first typhoon of 2010 in the Pacific Basin to achieve “Super typhoon” status, and the first in the Western Pacific since Nida in 2009. It made landfall early on October 18 in northeastern Luzon (the largest and most economically and politically important island in the Philippines). After passing Luzon Island, Megi quickly regained strength in the South China Sea, before weakening and losing its eyewall structure.
59. Who has been selected as new captain of West Indies Cricket Team until the end of the Digicel Series 2011?

Darren Sammy.
Brendan Nash has been appointed be Sammy’s Test vice Captain. Chris Gayle was the former captain of West Indies Cricket team.
60. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on October 20, 2010 approved the implementation of a scheme for women on pilot basis in selected 52 districts during the remaining period of 11th Five Year Plan at a total cost of Rs 1000 crore. Name of that scheme?
Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY).
Under the scheme, each of the pregnant and lactating women will receive a total cash incentive of Rs. 4,000 in three installments. This will be between the periods from the second trimester of pregnancy till the infant attains the age of six months.
61. Man of the Match winners of One Day International cricket series between India and Australia held in India in October 2010.
First ODI abandoned.
Second ODI played at Visakhapatnam on October 20, 2010:
Man of the Match: Virat Kohli. He scored 118 runs from 121 balls.
Third ODI abandoned.
Series Result: India won the 3 ODI cricket Series (1-0).
62. Saudi prince who has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Britain for murdering his servant in a hotel in London?

Saud Bin Abdulaziz Bin Nasir Al Saud.
He is the grandson of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah.The court convicted the prince of beating and strangling his servant Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz at the Landmark Hotel on February 15, after having reportedly abused the victim for weeks.
63. Pakistan`s former president who died in Rawalpindi’s Combined Military Hospital on Oct 20, 2010 following a long illness?
Farooq Ahmad Khan Leghari.
He was the eighth President of Pakistan from November 14, 1993 until December 2, 1997.
64. Motor Company which will recall about 1.53 million vehicles, especially in the U.S. and Japan, to resolve problems on the braking system and fuel injection pump?
Toyota Motor Corporation.
65. The founder of Penthouse magazine, a magazine containing nude photos of beautiful women, died in Texas recently due to complications related to cancer?
Bob Guccione.
The magazine was founded in 1965 in the United Kingdom. At the height of his success he was considered to be one of the richest men in the United States. He was once listed in the Forbes 400 ranking of wealthiest people.
66. United States has announced one of the largest weapons sales in its history, worth nearly $60 billion, to an Arab country of the Middle East recently. Which is that country?
Saudi Arabia.
67. Which country has announced two billion dollars security assistance for Pakistan to help it plan for its defence needs?
United States of America.
68. According to a survey conducted by digitalmarket measurement service ComScore Media Metrix, which country has the most active users of social networking websites?
Israel ranked second with an average of 9.2 hours per visitor, followed by Turkey with 7.6 hours. The most popular sites for Russians are VKontakte, which has 27.8 million visitors each month, followed by Odnoklassniki with 16.7 million visitors.
69. Which global telecommunications company has been imposed with hefty fine of INR 11,218 crore by the Indian Income Tax department recently?
As per the CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes), the tax imposition is due to Vodafone’s takeover of Hutchinson Essar in 2007.
70. At least 200 people have died in a cholera outbreak in earthquake-shattered Caribbean country recently. Which is that country?
71. Name of the 46 year old school teacher who was banned for life by The General Teaching Council of England citing his incompetence as a teacher?
Nisar Ahmed
Nisar Ahmed had been the head of studies at the Hungerford, John O’Gaunt Community Technology College Berkshire for almost two years, from September 2007 to January 2009.Past records reveal that 13 teachers had been banned before on incompetency issues but they had all been barred from teaching for a fixed period of time. Nisar Ahmed is the very first to be banned without a time limit.
72. Who is the only Indian batsman and current cricketer named in ESPN-Cricinfo’s all-time Test World XI?
Sachin Tendulkar.
Tendulkar has been chosen at number four batting position along with legends like Don Bradman, Vivian Richards, Garry Sobers and Shane Warne. Others in the World XI were Jack Hobbs, Len Hutton, Adam Gilchrist, Malcolm Marshall, Wasim Akram and Dennis Lillee.
73. The Supreme Court on October 25, 2010 dismissed the petition of international tennis star challenging the Karnataka High Court verdict refusing his claim for Rs 28.5 lakh tax exemption, which he maintained was paid to his father in return for training him. Name of that tennis player?
Mahesh Bhupathi
74. India has signed an agreement with an Asian country on October 25, 2010 to boost trade and investment, marking the end of trade negotiations that began in early 2007. Which is that country?
75. Nine million Pound lottery winner of Britain who became bored after he gave up his job following his lottery win has drunk himself to death recently. Name of that lottery winner?
Keith Gough.
Mr. Gough and his wife Louise won £9million in 2005 and splashed out on a top-of-the-range BMW, racehorses and an executive box at Aston Villa Football Club.
76. At least 113 people were killed and leaving more than 500 missing after a tsunami triggered by a powerful earthquake slammed on a country in Southeast Asia on October 26, 2010. Which is that country?
77. Which is the most corrupt country according to the ranking of global corruption index, a Transparency International report?
Afghanistan remains the world’s second most corrupt country and Pakistan dropped to 34th from 42nd in the ranking of global corruption index.
Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore tied for first place as the most principled nations. India, recently hit by the Commonwealth Games scam, has fared poorly. It has slipped from 84th position to 87th.
78. Former Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq who has been sentenced to death by the Iraqi High Tribunal for playing a prominent role in eliminating religious parties during the time of Saddam Hussain’s regime?
Tariq Aziz
79. The octopus, who shot to fame during this year’s football World Cup in South Africa for his flawless record in predicting game outcomes died recently in Germany?
80. Which will be the first state in India to introduce Mobile Number Portability?
The launch of MNP will be made on 25th of November. With the help of Mobile Number portability (MNP), subscriber will have the facility to change their mobile operator without changing the current number.
81. Hockey India president who resigned from her post on October 27,2010 as per her commitment made to the Union Sports Minister to step down after the Commonwealth Games.?
Vidya Stokes.
82. Man of the match winners of two Twenty 20 Cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan held in Abu Dhabi in October 2010.
1st Twenty20 International played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on October 26, 2010:
Man of the match: JP Duminy (South Africa). He scored 41 runs.
Result: South Africa beat Pakistan by 6 wickets
2nd Twenty20 International played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on October 27, 2010:
Man of the Match: Juan Theron(South Africa). He took 4 wickets for 27 runs.
Result: South Africa beat Pakistan by 6 wickets
Series Result: South Africa wins the 2 T20I series 2-0.
83. Man of the match winners of 5match ODI Cricket series between South Africa and Pakistan held in Abu Dhabi in October 2010.
1st ODI played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on October 29, 2010:
Man of the match: Lonwabo Tsotsobe (South Africa). He took 4 wickets for 27 runs.
Result: South Africa beat Pakistan by 8 wickets
2nd ODI played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on October 31, 2010:
Man of the match: Abdul Razzaq (Pakistan). He scored 109 runs from 72 balls (7 fours, 10 sixes) and took 1 wicket.
Result: Pakistan beat South Africa by 1 wicket
84. Who won Man of the match award in the Only T20 International Cricket between Australia and Sri Lanka held in Perth (Australia) on October 31, 2010?
Suraj Randiv (Sri Lanka). He took 3 wickets for 25 runs.
Result: Sri Lanka beat Australia by 7 wickets.
85. Who is appointed as the chef-de-mission of India’s contingent for Asian Games in China?
Abhay Singh Chautala. He is the Vice-President of the Indian Olympic Association and President of the Indian Boxing Federation. Asian Games are scheduled to be held from November 12 to 27 in the city of Guangzhou, China.
86. Which countries have signed six pacts on October 27, 2010, with the accord for implementing the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) from July 1, 2011 being the centrepiece?
India and Malaysia.
87. Former president of Argentina who arguably remained the most potent political force in the country from 2003-2007, died unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack?
Nestor Kirchner.
He was the husband of current President Cristina Fernandez.
88. Name of the IPL-style Twenty20 Cricket tournament announced by Cricket Australia?
Big Bash Bash Twenty20 League(BBL).
89. Which Indian Cricketer’s bat fetched the highest bid of Rs. 42 lakh at a glittering sports auction in Mumbai?
Sachin Tendulkar.
90. Who is the Miss World 2010 winner?
Alexandria Mills (U.S.A).
He became the first woman in US who won this title after long 20 years.
91. Name of the three judges who has pronounced judgment in the Ayodhya Dispute between Hindus and Muslims?
- Justice S U Khan, Justice Sudhir Agarwal and Justice D V Sharma.
92. A book from Jane Austen has amassed 139,250 pounds at an auction held in Britain. This is calculated to be 150,000 times more than its original price. Which is the book?
-Pride and Prejudice
93. In a survey conducted by YouGov and AOL UK who emerged as the highly influential and role model in the world?
-Baroness Margaret Thatcher, Former British prime minister
94. Several christians were killed and wounded in a rescue attempt to end a hostage drama at a church in Iraq. US and Iraq forces cooperated to the rescue. What is the name of the church?
- Sayidat al-Nejat
95.What is the name of the rocket launched by China which is its sixth orbiter?
96.What is the name of the emergency planning committee meeting chaired by UK Prime Minister for a review of security at airport?
-Cobra committee
97. Which country has planned a national census after 10 years in which number of child’s in the nation will be a prime aspect in view of the nation’s One child policy?
98. Kyrgyzstan will form a new parliament comprising of five political parties. Which political party had the most number of votes?
-Ata Zhurt
99. Who was elected the new president of Brazil?
-Dilma Rousseff
100.Name the person who created history by becoming the first woman Governor of South Carolina?
-Nikki Haley
101. Name the successor of Paul the Octopus?
102.Who has topped the 2010 Forbes list of the ‘World’s Most Powerful People’?
-China’s President Hu Jintao
103. Which stateperson has received 60000 fans on Facebook debut?
-UK Queen Elizabeth
104. G20 summit is being held at____?
Seoul, South Korea
105. A law was passed by a nation by which the retiring age of employees was increased from 60 to 62 despite massive strikes and protests against same. Which is the nation?
- France
106. Which nation has drafted a new law which will mandate household with dog as pet to limit its number to one?
- China
107. Who has been renamed French Prime Minister?
- Francois Fillon
108. Who is the new head of Britain’s Armed Forces?
- General Sir David Richards
109. Which court has made a landmark ruling which orders divorced couple to split their assets equally?
- Hong Kong
110. President of which nation became the top names of the world in an Annual Global Language Monitor Survey?
- China
111. Who is the chief of WTO?
- Pascal Lamy
112. who has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Nexus Venture Partners ?
- K.G.Subramanian
113. Who won the Thailand Open Tennis title 2010 beating Finland’s world number 60 Jarkko Nieminen in the final?
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

Current affairs September to October 2010

1.Which Indian won four gold medals in Commonwealth Games 2010 ?

- Shooter Gagan Narang

2.who is Man of the Series between India – Australia cricket Series recently held in India ?

- Sachin Tendulkar (403) runs in 2 test match.
3. Former Argentine football star and the last surviving player from the first World Cup in 1930, died recently at the age of 100?
Francisco Varallo.
4. Name of the new book written by famous Physicist Stephen Hawking in which he says that God did not create the universe, because gravity means it would have happened on its own?
The Grand Design.
5. French scientists recently revealed the secret behind the “best free kick” ever in international football which resulted in a stunning goal against France in 1997. The free kick was taken by a Brazilian Player. Who is he?

Roberto Carlos.
Carlos’ free kick from 115ft in the Tournai de France, which seemingly headed for the corner flag but suddenly curved like a banana to land in the net, has been written off by many as only an incredible lucky chance. Even the French goalkeeper Fabien Barthez made no move thinking it would go safely clear. The physicists computed the trajectory and decided it was all down to a phenomenon known as the ‘spinning ball spiral’.
6. The University of Alberta based in Edmonton, Canada will honor an Indian agriculture scientist with an honorary doctorate to recognize his contribution to food security in the world. Name of that Indian Scientist?
M. S. Swaminathan.
7. Who is the first sportsperson who was conferred an Indian Air Force (IAF) Honorary Group Captain?

Sachin Tendulkar.
He is also the first individual to receive the Indian Air Force (IAF) Honorary Group Captain from a non-aviation background. He was taken into the Indian Air Force as the brand ambassador of Indian Air Force by the IAF Air Chief Marshal PV Naik.
8. The 18-year-old fast bowler from Pakistan who is removed from the list of nominees for the ICC’s emerging player of the year 2010 award due to spot-fixing allegations against him?
Mohammad Amir.
Another Pakistan bowler Mohammad Asif is also removed from the list of nominees for the ICC’s test player of the year due to spot-fixing allegations against him.
9. Which country approved fresh economic sanctions against Iran on September 3, 2010 after the United Nations asked Tokyo to tighten restrictions against Tehran over its controversial nuclear enrichment program?
10. Name of the 2-year-old Indonesian boy who smoked up to 40 cigarettes a day, recently quit his habit after a month-long rehabilitation?
Ardi Rizal
The child’s parents allowed the boy to smoke because he throws tantrums and hits his head against the wall when they refuse to give him a cigarette. After a month of rehabilitation, Ardi Rizal is now free from his addicting habit. Kak Seto, the psychologist, used childhood play therapy to bring the boy back to health.
11. Name of the 15 year boy who has been offered a place at Britain’s prestigious Cambridge University?

Arran Fernandez.
He was educated at home by his father, Neil. He was offered an undergraduate place at Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam College after passing the university’s entrance exam. He would be the youngest Cambridge undergraduate since William Pitt the Younger, who became prime minister, attended at the same age in 1773.
12. Name of the three Pakistan Cricket players who have been suspended by International Cricket Council (ICC) due to Lord’s spot-fixing outrage, under the provisions of the Anti-Corruption Code?
Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif.
13. Name of the apex body constituted by Indian Government for the welfare of tribals in the country?
National Council for Tribal Welfare (NCTW).
NCTW headed by Prime Minister, would have 18 members, including the Ministers of Tribal Affairs; Finance; Agriculture; Home Affairs; Health & Family Welfare; Environment & Forests; Human Resource Development (HRD); Rural Development; Woman and Child Development; Culture; Mines; Coal and Power; the Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission; Chief Ministers of Schedule V and Schedule VI States; two experts to be nominated by the Prime Minister for a period of two years and Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, as Member Secretary.
14. Who is appointed as India’s 14th Central Vigilance Commissioner?
He is the former secretary of telecom.
15. Eggs and shoes were hurled at Tony Blair (former British Prime Minister) by anti-war activists, in Dublin (Ireland) where he was signing copies of his new book. What is the name of that book?
”A Journey”
His autobiography ”A Journey” details his accounts of life in the Downing Street, including the Iraq war and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
16. The Basque separatist group which has declared a permanent ceasefire in Spain recently?
Eta is blamed for killing more than 800 people in its four-decade fight for independence for the Basque region of northern Spain and south-west France.
17. Name of the cruise missile which was successfully test-fired recently as part of trials by the Indian Army from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur off Orissa coast?
The missile can fly at 2.8 times the speed of sound carrying conventional warheads up to 300 kg for a range of 290 km and can effectively engage ground targets from an altitude as low as 10 metres. Developed in a joint venture with Russia, the sophisticated BrahMos cruise missile is capable of being launched from submarines, ships, aircraft and land based Mobile Autonomous Launchers (MAL).
18. Indian athlete who smashed Shiny Wilson’s 15-year-old national record en route to fifth place in the 800 metres at the Continental Cup athletics meet in Split, Croatia?
Tintu Luka.
19. Pakistan batsman Yasir Hameed, who played with the Pakistan team in the Test series against England, allegedly told a British tabloid newspaper that some of his teammates were cheats. Name of that news paper which came out with the sting operation on Pakistan cricketers?
“News of the World”
20. Indian nuclear scientist and a chemical engineer, who remained the head of Atomic Energy Commission of India during India’s first nuclear test in Pokhran in 1974 died recently at the age of 86?
Homi N. Sethna
Sethna was the director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) during 1966-72, when the plan for the construction of India’s largest research reactor, Dhruva was conceived.
21. Name of the planned robotic spacecraft by NASA to probe the outer corona of the sun which will approach to within 8.5 solar radii (5.9 million kilometers) to the surface of the sun?
Solar Probe Plus.
With a proposed launch date of 2018, Solar Probe Plus will carry a variety of scientific instruments to measure the solar wind and the Sun’s magnetic field. The space craft will also sport a new carbon-composite heat shield capable of withstanding over 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit. The new shield will protect the probe from both heat and radiation as it makes the closest-ever approach to our Sun.
22. Which country has decided to extend the life spans of the country’s 17 nuclear plants by an average of 12 years while alternative energy sources are developed?
23. About 26 persons were killed in the twin-illicit toddy tragedy (Hooch Tragedy) in a district in Kerala on September 2010. Which is that district?
24. All India trade unions called for general strike on September 7, 2010 against the “anti-people policies of the Indian Government.” On the same day itself, a public sector nationwide general strike took place in a European country to protest the government’s efforts to reform the pension system. Which is that country?
25. Who has been officially declared as the shortest living man by Guinness World Records?

Edward Nino Hernandez (Columbia)
This 24-year old man is only 68.6 cm tall and weighs 10 kg.
26. South Indian actor who died at Chennai on 8th September 2010 due to massive heart attack?
Murali, son of Kannada film director G.Siddalingiah, started his acting career in Kannada films. His first Tamil film was “Poovilangu.” directed by Amirjan. After the success of the film he did “Pagal Nilavu” which was the first Tamil film of director Mani Rathnam. Some of his hit films are “Puthu Vasantham”, “Porkalam”, “Vetri Kodi Kattu”, “Poomani”, “En Asai Machan”, “Anandam” and “Samuthiram.” He got an award from the State government for his acting in director Bharathiraja’s “Kadal Pookkal”.
27. Who is named as the Chairman of Hotel Leela Venture Ltd, an Indian hotel company based in Mumbai?
Vivek Nair.
Dinesh Nair is likely to take over as vice chairman.
The hotel company which has six deluxe hotels, located in Mumbai, Bangalore, Kovalam, Udaipur, Goa and Gurgaon was founded by C. P. Krishnan Nair. Vivek Nair is the eldest son of Captain Nair,
28. Man of the Match winners of 20-20 Cricket series between Pakistan and England held in England.
Man of the match of First 20-20 Cricket International played on 5th September 2010:
Michael Yardy (England). He scored 35 runs (26 balls) and took 1 wicket.
Result: England beat Pakistan by 5 wickets.
Man of the match of Second 20-20 Cricket International played on 7th September 2010:
Tim Bresnan. (England) He took 3 wickets for 10 runs.
Result: England beat Pakistan by 6 wickets.
England won the series 2-0.
29. Which country’s parliament has recently approved constitutional reforms which will enable its President to seek a third term and will give him sweeping powers over formerly independent institutions?
Sri Lanka.
30. The state of U.S.A which has banned foreign outsourcing to countries like India in a wave of protectionism in the economic crisis?
Ohio State.
31. One of the most successful woman weightlifters in India who has tested positive a second time in the doping test during the trials for the Delhi Commonwealth Games?
Sanamacha Chanu
Chanu, who won three gold at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester gets life ban after testing positive during the trials for the Delhi Commonwealth Games. Chanu had earlier tested positive, for a diuretic, at the Athens Olympics in 2004.
32. Legendary veteran film producer from Andhra Pradesh who has been conferred the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for 2009?
Dr. D. Rama Naidu.
The award consists of a Swarna Kamal, a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakhs and a shawl.
33. Malayalam film actor, screenwriter and director who has acted in around 50 films and directed a dozen of Malayalam movies, passed away recently due to kidney-related diseases?

Venu Nagavally.
Venu’s first movie as a director was Sukhamo Devi (1986). Later he directed the super hit movies Lal Salam, Aey Auto, Aayirappara etc. Venu has also written scripts for a few movies including the Priyadarshan directed blockbuster movie Kilukkam. His first movie as a script writer was “Ee Ganam Marakkumo”.
34. Bharatiya Janata Party leader who was sworn in as Chief Minister of Jharkhand for the third time at the Raj Bhavan on 11-09-2010?
Arjun Munda.
Hemant Soren and Sudesh Mahto were sworn in as Deputy Chief Ministers.
35. Who won the US Open men’s doubles title-2010 beating India’s Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan in final(7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-4) ?
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan
36. Man of the Match winners of ODI cricket Series (5 matches) between England and Pakistan held in England.
Man of the match of First ODI Cricket played on Sep 10, 2010:
Steve Davies (England). He scored 87 runs (67 balls)
Result: England beat Pakistan by 24 runs
Man of the match of Second ODI Cricket played at Leeds on Sep 12, 2010:
Andrew Strauss (England). He scored 126 runs (134 balls)
Result: England beat Pakistan by 4 wickets.
Man of the match of Third ODI Cricket played at Kennington Oval, London on Sep 17, 2010:
Umar Gul (Pakistan). He took 6 wickets for 42 runs.
Result: Pakistan beat England by 23 runs
Man of the match of Fourth ODI Cricket played at Lord’s, London on Sep 20, 2010:
Abdul Razzaq (Pakistan). He scored 44 runs from 20 balls.
Result: Pakistan beat England by 38 runs.
Man of the match of Fifth ODI Cricket played at Southampton on Sep 22, 2010:
Eoin Morgan (England). He scored 107 runs from 101 balls.
Result: England beat Pakistan by 121 runs.
Series Result: England won the series 3-2.
37. Who won the Player of the Series Award in the ODI cricket series between Pakistan and England held in England?
Andrew Strauss
38. Who became the first Indian wrestler to win a gold medal in the World Wrestling Championship in Moscow by beating Russia’s Gogaev Alan in the final match?

Sushil Kumar.
39. On September 5, 2010, the U.S. Postal Service issued a 44-cent stamp commemorating a Roman Catholic nun who served the sick and destitute of India for nearly 50 years. Name of that nun?

Mother Teresa.
The U.S. Postal Service’s Mother Teresa stamp was released on September 5, 2010, the 13th anniversary of Mother Teresa’s death, designed by award-winning artist Thomas Blackshear II. Mother Teresa was made an honorary U.S. citizen in 1996. She founded the Missionaries of Charity in 1950 and won Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
40. The celebrated French film director and a founding father of the Nouvelle Vague (New Wave) movement who died recently at the age of 80?
Claude Chabrol.
Chabrol is best known for 1960s and 70s thrillers such as ‘The Unfaithful Wife’, ‘The Butcher’ and ‘This Man Must Die’.
41. Which country won Women’s Hockey World Cup 2010 defeating Netherlands in final?
Argentina beat Netherlands by 3-1 in the final. Carla Rebecchi scored well in both halves and Noel Barrionuevo converted Argentina’s first penalty corner into goal. England won the third place, defeating Germany by 2-0. India scored ninth position in the women world cup championship.
42. Who won U.S. open 2010 Women singles title defeating Russian Tennis star Vera Zvonareva in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 in final?
Kim Clijsters.
She became the first ever woman to clinch the two consecutive title since Venus Williams.
43. Spanish Ferrari driver and two-time world champion who won the Italian Grand Prix (Formula One title)?
Fernando Alonso.
This is his third Formula One title of the season.
44. Who has been selected as the Best Indian Footballer of the Year-2010 by the Football Players Association of India?

Muhammed Rafi (Kerala).
Odafe Onyeka Okolie of Nigeria was crowned the best foreign footballer.
Jaoquim Abranches was named to the young player’s award and his coach Armando Colaco was the best coach. National team goalkeeper Subrata Paul, who plays for Pune FC, won the fans’ player award.
45. Which country won their first world championship basketball title since 1994 with a 81-64 victory over Turkey in Istanbul?
It was America’s fourth world crown and comes two years after they won the Olympic title in Beijing.
46. The second round of direct peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) was held at?
The Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) on 14 September, 2010.
47. Who became the 3rd person to complete a Career Golden Slam and the 16th Person to complete the Career Grand Slam with the U.S .Open Men’s title 2010 win?
Rafael Nadal.
He won the U.S .Open Men’s title 2010 beating Novak Djokovic in final. Nadal now holds 9 Grand Slam titles winning 5 French Opens, 2 Wimbledons, 1 Australian Open and 1 US Open.
Career Golden Slam Winners: Rafael Nadal, Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf.
Key: Winning all four Grand Slam tournaments during a career is termed a Career Grand Slam, while winning all four Grand Slam tournaments and the Olympic Gold in Tennis during a career is termed as a Career Golden Slam.
48. Who won U.S. Open women’s doubles title defeating American Liezel Huber and Nadia Petrova of Russia (2-6 6-4 7-6) in the final?
Vania King (U.S.A) and Yaroslava Shvedova (Kazakhstan).
49. Voters of which country recently approved constitutional reforms which will help its candidacy for the European Union?
50. Winners of 57th National Film Awards:

National Film Awards-2010 which is presented to the best of Indian Cinema released during the year 2009 was announced on 15th September-2010
Amitabh Bachchan won the award for Best Actor for his outstanding performance in the film “Paa”. This is his third national award. Actress Anannya Chatterjee won the best actress award for her role in the Bengali film “Abohoman”. Malayalam film “Kutty Srank” directed by Shaji. N.Karun won 6 awards.
The full list of the Winners at the 57th National Film Awards is given below.
Best Actor – Amitabh Bachchan (Paa)
Best Actress – Ananya Chatterjee (Abohoman)
Best Director – Rituparno Ghosh (Abohoman)
Best Film – Kutty Srank (Malayalam)
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment – 3 Idiots
Nargis Dutt award for Best Film with Social Message – Delhi-6
Best Children’s Film – Putaani Party (kannada) Keshu(Malayalam)
Best Screen Play: Harikrishnan, PF Mathews(Kutty Srank-Malayalam)
Best Music – Amit Trivedi (Dev D)
Best Playback Singer (Male) – Rupam Islam (Mahanagar)
Best Playback Singer (Female) – Nilanjana Sarkar (Housefull)
Best Background Score – Illayaraja(Film-Pazhassiraja)
Best Lyrics Award – Swanand Kirkere (Behti Hawa Sa -3 Idiots)
Best Supporting Actor – Farooque Sheikh (Lahore)
Best Supporting Actress – Arundhati Naag (Paa)
Best Film on Social Awareness – Well Done Abba
Best Cinematography – Anjali Shukla (Kutty Srank)
Best Choreography – K Shivashankar (Magadheera)
Best Audiography – Resul Pookutty (Pazhassi Raja (film))
Best Special Effects – Kamal Kannan (Magadheera)(Telugu)
51. After weeks of widespread protests and national strikes, which country has voted to pass a new bill that will increase the retirement age from 60 to 62, and the pension age from 65 to 67?
52. Name of the book written for children by U.S.President Barack Obama before he took office in January, 2009 which will be released on November 16, 2010?
“Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters”
Obama, who has written two bestselling books, “Dreams from My Father,” and “The Audacity of Hope,” was inspired to do the book through his experience as the father of two daughters.
53. Who becomes the first woman to receive the Sword of Honour, a rare honour awarded to the best trainee at the Officers’ Training Academy, ever since they started commissioning lady officers in 1992?
Divya Ajithkumar. (Tamil Nadu)
54. England all-rounder who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket recently after years of battling injury?
Andrew Flintoff.
He played 79 Tests and compiled 3845 runs (ave 31.77) and claimed 226 wickets. In 141 one-dayers, Flintoff scored 3394 runs (ave 32.01) and took 169 wickets.
Flintoff is only the seventh player to have batted on all five days of a Test match, achieving this feat at Mohali against India.
55. Pratibha Patil, President of India, recently laid the foundation for the Asian Textiles Museum in a country in Southeast Asia. Which is that country?
The museum, to be constructed by December 2011, is being funded by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations. The museum will display fabric and textiles from the member countries of the Mekong Ganga Cooperation: India, Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, in one place for the first time.
56. Bollywood Super Star who is appointed as Brand Ambassador of Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd, India’s leading paint manufacturer?
Shahrukh Khan.
57. A country in North America has celebrated the country’s 200th anniversary of independence from Spain on September 16, 2010. Which is that country?
58. Prominent Pakistani politician and Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) leader, who was stabbed to death outside his home in London recently?
Imran Farooq.
59. Name of the three Indian-Americans who are appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders?
Farooq Kathwari, Amardeep Singh and Sunil Puri.
60. Who is the new Foreign minister of Japan?
Seiji Maehara.
61. The International Atomic Energy Agency has given its approval for the first nuclear reactor in a country mainly in North Africa. Which is that country?
62. The prime accused in the multi-crore fake stamp paper case, who has been sentenced to seven years of rigorous imprisonment in a 2001 case by a special court on September 18, 2010?
Abdul Karim Telgi.
63. Veteran playback singer and Indian classical musician who has been chosen for the prestigious Sree Chithira Thirunal Award for 2010?
KJ Yesudas.
64. China suspended ministerial-level exchanges with an Asian Country following a number of disagreements that include the detainment of a fisherman two weeks ago by that country. Which is that country?
65. Indian woman boxer who won the World Boxing Championship title in Bridgetown beating Steluta Duta of Romania 16-6 in the final?

M C Mary Kom.
Mary Kom is the only boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six World Championships and she is the First women boxer from India to have won Five World Titles consecutively.
66. Who has been convicted of committing perjury in the June 1985 bombing of the Air India Kanishka flight 182 from Montreal to Delhi in which all 329 people on board were killed?
Inderjit Singh Reyat.
67. 16-year-old Indian origin teenager has been crowned “America’s Perfect Teen”?
Anysha Panesar
America’s Perfect Teen is a beauty pageant for young women and teens who pursue a career in modeling or acting.
68. The ace Indian shooter who won a Gold medal in the final of Double Trap event at World Cup in Izmir, Turkey?
Ronjan Sodhi.
69. England pace bowler who retired from international cricket on 20-09-10 after a nine-year international career that included 22 Test appearances?
Ryan Sidebottom.
70. Who has been unanimously elected as the chairman of Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for the year 2010-11?
Vijay Jawaharlal Darda.
He is Rajya Sabha MP and chairman and MD of the Lokmat Group of newspapers.
71. Prime Minister of Somalia who announced his resignation on September 21, 2010 after a weeks-long dispute with President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed?
Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke.
72. Which country is listed as the third most powerful country in the world after USA and China according to “Global Governance 2025″ jointly issued by the National Intelligence Council (NIC) of USA and the European Union’s Institute for Security Studies (EUISS).?
73. Which country has emerged as the richest country in the world with per capita income of U.S. $ 90,149 in 2010, according to figures posted on the website of the prestigious US business publication, Global Finance?
Luxembourg occupies the second spot. The third spot went to Norway followed by Singapore ($52,840) and Brunei.
74. An American company, which had launched designer shoes carrying pictures of Hindu deities recently apologised to the Hindu community and immediately withdrew shoes from the market. Name of that shoe company?
The Converse shoe company.
The shoes named after guitar legend late Jimi Hendrix carried images of Hindu Gods and Goddesses.
75. The first Indian-origin provincial minister in Canada, who died in Calgary on September 21, 2010 after a prolonged battle with leukemia?
Sindi Hawkins (earlier Satinder Kaur Ahluwalia).
76. Who has been honoured with the 2010 World Statesman Award by the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, an interfaith coalition which promotes mutual understanding, tolerance and peace?
Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India.
77. Name of the strongest tropical storm which hit in China & Taiwan on September, 2010 killing many people?
Typhoon Fanapi.
78. Famous Malayalam poet and lyricist from Kerala who won Jnanpith Award, the highest literary award in India for the year 2007?

He is the fifth Keralite to win this award. Earlier awardees were G Shankara Kurup, SK Pottakkadu, Thakazhi Siva Sankara Pillai and M.T. Vasudevan Nair.
79. Who has been elected President of The Indian Newspaper Society for the year 2010-11 at its 71st Annual General Meeting?
Kundan R. Vyas. (Janmabhoomi Group).
Hashish Bagger (India Today) is the Deputy President, K. N. Talk Kumar (Prajavani) is the Vice President and Rakesh Sharma (Hindustan Times, Patna) is the Honorary Treasurer of the Society for the year 2010-11.V. Shankaran is the Officiating Secretary General of the Society.
80. India’s indigenously developed nuclear capable ballistic missile which failed to take off during a user trial on September 24, 2010?
“Manufacturing defect” is being suspected for the aborted launch.
81. Pakistani neuroscientist who was sentenced to 86 years of imprisonment by a US federal court in Manhattan after she was convicted of trying to kill U.S. Army soldiers and FBI agents in Afghanistan two years ago?
Aafia Siddiqui.
82. Who is the 12th woman to be executed in the United States since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976?
Teresa Lewis.
She plotted with her young lover to kill her husband and stepson for insurance money, became the first woman executed in Virginia in nearly 100 years.
The last woman to be executed in the Virginia state was Virginia Christian, who died in the electric chair in 1912. Lewis was also the first woman to be executed in the U.S. since Frances Newton in 2005 in the state of Texas.
83. Google’s social networking website Orkut has been attacked by a virus on September 25, 2010. Name that virus?
“Bom Sabado”
“Bom Sabado” is a Portuguese world it means “Good Saturday” in English.
84. Pakistan Federal Minister for Defence Production who has resigned after his controversial anti-army and judiciary remarks?
Abdul Qayyum Jatoi.
85. Name the Nine scientists who were chosen for the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2010 for their achievement in the field of science and technology?

Biological Sciences:
1. Sanjeev Galande of National Centre for Cell Science, Pune (Presently at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune)
2. Shubha Tole of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
3. Dr.Swapan K Pati: Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore,
4. Dr.Sandeep Verma, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
Physical Sciences:
5. Dr Umesh Vasudeo Wagmare: Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
6. Dr Kalobaran Maiti: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
Engineering Sciences:
7. Dr.G K Ananthasuresh, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
8. Dr.Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Medical Sciences:
9. Dr.Mitali Mukerji, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi
The Prize was instituted in 1957 by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in honour of its founder Director.
86. Which firm won the award for Science &Technology Innovations for Rural Development 2009?
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd’s Research and Development Centre, Faridabad.
The award is given by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
87. Name of the rescue capsule which has been prepared in Chile for the thirty three miners who remain trapped underground?
The Fénix (Phoenix) capsules were three metallic containers that were used for the rescue of 33 trapped miners after the 2010 Copiapó mining accident.
The steel capsule is 54 centimeters in diameter and 2.5 meters long. It is equipped with communication system and a supply of oxygen. The capsule is designed to carry 1 person at a time and will take about 15-20 minutes to reach the surface.
The 2010 Copiapo mining accident occurred on 5 August 2010, when part of the San Jose copper-gold mine in the Atacama Desert near Copiapó, Chile, collapsed, leaving 33 men trapped 700 metres (2,300 ft) below ground. The miners survived underground for a record 69 days.
88. Which countries have signed a series of agreements to boost energy co-operation during a ceremony to open an oil pipeline between the countries
On September 27, 2010?
China and Russia.
89. Who has been appointed as Secretary General of the Lok Sabha?
T K Viswanathan.
90. Rajya Sabha MP and a well-known developmental economist who served as Indian ambassador to Belgium and the European Union in the early 1990s, died recently at the age of 73?
Arjun Kumar Sengupta.
He was the executive director and special advisor of the International Monetary Fund from 1985 to 1990, and went on to become the ambassador of India to Belgium and the European Union 1990-1993. He was a member and member-secretary of the Planning Commission 1993-1998.
91. Who has won the Singapore Grand Prix Formula one motor race?
Fernando Alonso
He is currently racing for Ferrari alongside Felipe Massa.
92. Which team won the Airtel Champions League T20 tournament 2010 held at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa?
Chennai Super Kings. They defeated Warriors by eight wickets in the final.
Ravichandran Ashwin (Chennai Super Kings) won the Man of the series and Golden Ball award. He picked 13 wickets in the tournament. Murali Vijay (Chennai Super Kings) won Golden Bat award. He was the highest run-getter of the Champions League T20 tournament. He scored 294 runs in the tournament.
93. Who has been elected as Chairman of the International Atomic Energy Board of Governors for the term 2010-2011?
Ansar Parvez.
He is currently the Chairman of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission. This is for the third time Pakistan is bestowing the chairman’s post of IAEA. It held this office in 1962-63 and 1986-87.
94. Which state’s police women helpline has won the award from the International Association of Women Police?
The round-the-clock helpline introduced by the Kerala police for giving timely assistance and guidance for women and children in distress has won international award. Inspector General of Police B. Sandhya received the award at the Annual IAWP Training Conference held at Minneapolis in the United States.
95. who won first gold medal for India in Commonwealth Games 2010 ?

- Shooter – Abhinav Bindra, Gagan Narang
96. Actress who played an elderly shipwreck survivor in the film Titanic, died recently at the age of 100?
Gloria Stuart.
97. Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s president, recently sacked the Moscow mayor, who had become the target of corruption allegations in state-controlled media after he criticised the president this month. Name of that Mayor?
Yuri Luzhkov.
98. Who has been appointed as the Convener for South Zone by the Board of Control for Cricket in India?
TC Mathew.
He is currently the Secretary of Kerala Cricket Association (KCA). He is the first Malayali who has been appointed as the Convener for South Zone by BCCI.
99. Which counter’s  Supreme Court orders the country’s parliament back to work, ruling that the self-declared absence of politicians is unconstitutional.
- The Supreme Court of Iraq
100. who bans Sayeeda Warsi, Baroness Warsi, Britain’s first female Muslim cabinet minister, from attending Global Peace and Unity, Europe’s largest multicultural gathering. Nick Clegg takes the side of Baroness Warsi ?
- David Cameron
101. The Prime Minister of Barbados, who dies of pancreatic cancer recently ?
-David Thompson,  ( Freundel Stuart being sworn in as the new Prime Minister. )
102. Who sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Barbados ?
- Freundel Stuart
103. The 17th ASEAN Summit opens in ?
- Hanoi, Vietnam
104. Who becomes Mayor of Piran (Slovenia) ?
- Ghana-born doctor Peter Bossman ,the first black mayor of a town in the so-called former Eastern Bloc of Europe.
105. The National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka announces that Commonwealth gold medal winning boxer _______ has failed a drugs test taken during the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
- Manju Wanniarachchi
106. which country announces to withdraw some of its troops from Afghanistan in 2011.
107. Who is winner of recently held Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix?
- Fernando Alonso
108. Which of the following software giants has designed ”worldwide telescope” a computer programme, which enables you to study even the universe and zoom the outer space?
- Microsoft
109. “Your Place In The Sky” is the slogan of which of the following Airline company?
- Air India
110. How many member states are there in Commonwealth Nations?
- 54
111. Who is the author of recently published book “Aftertaste”?
- Nandita Devidayal
112. who is the Union Minister of Mines?
- Bijoy Krishna Handique
113. Who is director of the recently released famous hollywood movie “Inception”?
- Christopher Nolan
114. Which of following country is named after a tree?
- Brazil
115. Who is the Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister?
- Kaushik Basu, C. Rangrajan is the Chairman of the Economic Advisory Counsil
116.  President Pratibha Patil will give a National Award to the Headmaster of a madarsa (Orgram Chatuspalli High Madarasa) in West Bengal’s Bardhaman district. The madarsa has distinguished itself in being secular. Who is the headmaster of this Madarsa?
- Anwar Hossain
117. Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu is the birth name of which of the following great personality?
- Mother Teresa
118. Commonwealth Games are going to be held in New Delhi from this October 2010. In which year, the first commonwealth games took place?
- 1930
119. Which animal will soon be declared a national heritage animal of India in order to step up measures for its protection?
120.Who has been elected as the chairman of The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI)?
Rajiv Dube.

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