Showing posts with label Current Affairs 2011. Show all posts
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Current affairs December 2011


1. Which legendary bollywood actor passed away recently at the age of 88 ?

Dev Anand Read More
2. Which two social networking sites have joined hands to challenge Facebook?
Twitter amd Mixi
3. What values of preferential shares have Air India’s lenders were approved by
its board?

Rs.7,500 crore
4. Who has been appointed as Executive Director of Indian Overseas Bank?
A.D.M.Chavali
5. Which Indian banks credit ratings have been assigned stable tag by Standard and Poor International rating agency?
State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Indian Bank
6. Name the 2-day literature festival scheduled to be held in Delhi.
Samanvay: IHC Bharatiya Bhasa Mahotsav
7. Name the Apple’s co-founder who is set to visit India’s technology capital.
Steve Wozniak
8. Where is ITC set to build $300 million hotel?
Colombo, Sri Lanka
9. Name the Indian American who has been chosen as the most powerful woman in California by National Diversity Council.
Shefali Duggal
10. Name the short film about child poverty in India which won the Golden Lmap Tree award at the 42nd International Film festival.
Another Planet
11. Which country’s first female athlete is set to participate in Olympics 2012?
Saudi Arabia
12. Who is set to take over as LG Display Co. Ltd.’s Chief Executive in 2012?
Han Sang-beom
13. Name the Indian origin American who won Guardian First Book award.
Siddhartha Mukherjee
14. Which telecom provider is set to allow its mobile subscribers in India to access microblogging site Twitter on their handsets free of cost until March 1st, 2012?
Bharti Airtel
15. Which foreign lender bank has launched fixed rate for home loan and loans against property?
HSBC
16. Which actor was recently in India to promote his movie Mission Impossible -4?
Tom Cruise
17. Who has been named captain of the IPL team Rajasthan Royals for the 5th Edition?
Rahul Dravid
18. Which 2 teams have decided to withdraw from F1 teams associations?
Ferrari and Red Bull
19. Name the Iranian teenager who won World Snooker title recently.
Hossein Vafaei Ayouri
20. Which Colombian film bagged Golden Peacock award at the 42nd International Film Festival in India?
Porfirio
21. Which company introduced disabled-friendly tools for application in software of common use as the world observed World Disability Day on December 3rd 2011?
Microsoft India
22. Which bank picked up 51% stake in Bharti Axa Mutual Fund?
Bank of India
23. Which channel did Pakistan cable operators block recently?
BBC World News
24. Name the Former Brazil soccer captain who died recently.
Socrates
25. Where the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry is set to open an office to boost economic ties between the 2 countries?
Kathmandu, Nepal
26. Who won the Golf Hong Kong Open?
Rory McIlroy
27. Who is set to receive Humanitarian award which is to be presented by Harvard Foundation?
Lionel Richie
28. Which tamil song has been treated as classic example of viral marketing as per Indian Institute of Management?
Why this Kolaveri Di?
29. Who got the winning point as Spain won the fifth Davis Cup title?

Rafael Nadal
30. Name the debut Marathi movie of Helen which is set to release on December 16th 2011.
One Room Kitchen
31. Which bank was fined 10.5 million pounds for mis-selling to elderly?
HSBC
32. Which state’s chief minister has surpassed other politicians to emerge as the most popular politico on social media?
Gujarat Chief Minister. Narendra Modi
33. Which country has over taken India as ‘Diabetes Capital’?
China
34. When is the inaugural 3-day global conference on ‘Tax and Inequality’ scheduled to begin in India?
7th December to 9th December 2011
35. Who have been nominated for FIFA World Player of the Year award?
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Xavi Hernandez
36. Use of which notes is to be treated as terror act?
Fake Notes
37. When the National Telecom Policy is set to be rolled out?
2012
38. Which bank is set to buy more than half of Barclays Indian credit card portfolio?
Standard Chartered Bank
39. Who has been appointed as Manufacturers Association for Information Technology’s executive director?
Sabyasachi Patra
40. Which company recently got NOC from ONGC to sell major stake in its Indian unit to Vedanta Resources?
Carin India
41. Name the mobile app company which Facebook acquired recently.
Gowalla
42. Who resigned from Hindustan Unilever Board recently?
HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh
43. Name the US scriptwriter who debuted with Bollywood kid books.
Nico Raposo
44. Who has been appointed as Managing Director for India by Research in Motion?
Sunil Dutt
45. Which 3 countries are set to hold Trilateral meet in Washington?
India, US and Japan
46. When is the 2012 Indian Grand Prix scheduled to be held?
October 28th 2012
47. When is the Direct Tax Code (DTC) scheduled to come into force in India?
From 1st April 2012
48. Against whom did Vishwanthan Anand loose in recently held London Chess Classic?
Hikaru Nakamura
49. Which Indian state is set to get Green Field Industrial Corridor?
Arunachal Pradesh
50. Which artist won the 2011 Turner Prize?
Martin Boyce
51. Which singer won six awards in 2011 American Country Awards?
Jason Aldean
52. Who is the 2nd person to score double century in One-day International cricket?
Virendar Sehwag Read More
53. Who has been appointed as VP of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers for Asia?
Xiaodong Lee
54. Who has been appointed to head UN audit panel?
CAG – Vinod Rai
55. Which country becomes 3rd biggest US arms purchaser?
India
56. Which Mail service is now available in 8 Indian languages?
Yahoo Mail
57. Who is set to be civil aviation minister of India?
Ajit Singh
58. Which 2 states to have separate IAS, IPS and IFS cadres?
Manipur and Tripura
59. Who has been appointed as Director General, Central Health Services for Bihar?
Dr.Jagdish Prasad
60. Which business school has been ranked 2nd best MBA School in Asia-Pacific?
IIM Ahmedabad
61. Who won the 2011 Indian National Rally Championship?
Gaurav Gill(co-driver Musa Sherif)
62. Name the telugu film producer popularly known as ‘Mallemala’ who passed away recently.
M.S.Reddy
63. Name the Argentine President who is sworn in for 2nd term.
Cristina Fernandez
64. Name the award that was conferred to Bharti Airtel recently.
Telecom Centre of Excellence Award
65. Name the Indian footballer, an assistant manager of Indian Bank who passed away recently.
Hamilton Bobby
66. Who resigned as National Cricket Academy chairman?
Anil Kumble
67. Where was the midnight marathon held recently?
Bangalore
68. When is the World Series Hockey postponed to?
February 29th 2012
69. Which country is set to open military base in Indian Ocean?
China
70. Who is set to make film on 26/11 attacks?
Ram Gopal Verma
71. Who has been named PGA Tour Player of the Year?
Luke Donald
72. Which bank has been selected as best public sector bank in India?
Bank of Baroda
73. Name the NRI industrialist who has been conferred with the Life Time Achievement award for his contribution in various fields.
Lord Swraj Paul
74. Who won the under-14 boys American Cup Tennis Championship in Miami, Florida?
Sumit Nagal
75. Which state schools are set to implement Trimester system from 2012-13 academic year?
Tamil Nadu
76. Which were the 3 anti-graft bills passed recently by Union Cabinet in India?
Whistleblowers Bill or Public Interest Disclosure and Protection to Persons Making the DisclouserBill, Judicial Accountability Bill and Grievance Redressal Bill
77. Which Indian University is set to tie-up with Canada’s Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in the area of biology?
M.S.University
78. Name the NRI architect who won Glory of India Award and Certificate of Excellence.
Ar Mohammed Aun
79. Which Noble Laureate’s book containing poems and other works fetched $170,500 at a Sotheby’s auction?
Rabindranath Tagore
80. Which country is set to host BRICS Trade Ministers in March 2012?
India
81. For what purpose India and Russia recently signed a deal?
To produce 42 Sukhoi fighters
82. Which bank launched ‘Bank on wheels’ in Karnataka recently?
State Bank of India
83. Which major bill was cleared by Indian Union Cabinet on 18th December 2011?
Food Security Bill
84. Who has been honoured Banker of the Year award 2010-11?
Ravi Pillai
85. Name the Former Miss Venezuela who died of breast cancer.
Eva Ekvall
86. Where is China set to begin work on the world’s highest airport?
Tibet’s Nagqu town (4,436 metres or 14,553 feet above sea level)
87. Where in Russia is the world’s deepest metro station set to be unveiled?
St.Petersburg, Admiralteiskaya station
88. At what value have India and Japan agreed for currency swap?
$15 billion
89. Where has Aditya Birla Group set to invest $500 million?
Turkey
90. Name the 2 Indian umpires and judge who have been appointed for the 2012London Olympics
hockey event.

R.V.Raghu Prasad and Claudius De Sales
91. What values of preferential shares have Air India’s lenders were approved by its board?
Rs.7,500 crore
92. Who has been appointed as Executive Director of Indian Overseas Bank?
A.D.M.Chavali

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Current affairs November 2011




1. Who has been sworn in as Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister?

Nabam Tuki
2.Who has been reappointed as the Secretary General of 54-nation Commonwealth of Nations for 2nd consecutive term?
Kamalesh Sharma
3.  Which Indian cricketer has been chosen for the Dilip Sardesai award?

Ravichandran Ashwin
4. Name the MAN industries chairman who passed away recently.
JM Mansukhani
5. Who won the 38th women’s National Premier Chess championship?
Tania Sachdev
6.  Who has been named best European investment banker of the year?
Anshu Jain
7. Which country’s cabinet unanimously decided to grant India Most Favoured Nation trade
status?
Pakistan
8. Which country is set to donate used laptop for charity?
Dubai
9. Who is set to be appointed as Morocco’s first-ever Prime Minister?
Abdelilah Benkirane
10. Which car range of Ariel Motor’s is set to arrive in India?
Atom range
11.Who is set to lead the Indian team in the 4-nation Shastri junior women’s hockey
tournament?
Poonam Rani
12. Where the world’s biggest stupa has has been planned?
Gujarat, 351 feet high stupa towering over a 151 feet statue of Buddha
13. Name the countries which have pressed the Europeans to act swiftly to contain their
sovereign debt crisis.
China, Russia and the United States
14. Name the RIM’s Managing Director for India who quit recently.
Frenny Bawa
15. Which music application of RIM for its popular messaging service is to be made
available for downloading?
BBM Music
16. Who has former sports minister Manohar Singh Gill recommended for the Padma
Award?
100 year old Fauja Singh who stunned the world by completing the Tokyo
Marathon
17. What is the name given to James Bond’s recent movie?
Skyfall
18. Who has been awarded The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star by Japan?
Maruti Suzuki India Chairman R.C.Bhargava
19. Name the Greek Prime Minister who won confidence vote recently.
George Papandreou
20. In which district of Karnataka would the Biotech Park worth Rs.103.27 crore was
approved by cabinet recently?
Mysore
21. Which is the recent Tablet PC running on windows operating system revealed by HP?
Slate 2 Tablet PC
22. Which 15-day league is all set to start in Karnataka from 5th November 2011?
KBL – Karnataka Badminton League
23. Who scored triple ton for Saurashtra in Ranji Trophy match against Orissa?
Ravindra Jadeja, 314 runs off 375 balls
24. Which sporting event is set to return after a gap of 5 years to Bangalore?
National Badminton Championship
25. When the Bengaluru International Film Festival is is set to be held?
December 15th to December 22nd 2011
26. How many foreign films are to be screened at the Bengaluru International Film Festival?
130
27. Name one of the oldest singers who passed away recently ?

Bhupen Hazarika
28. Name the woman officer who became the fourth generation of a family to serve police
continuously since 1921.
Manusmriti
29. What value of demand drafts to be account payee only as per RBI notification?
Above Rs.20,000
30. Where is the 17th SAARC summit to be held?
Addu city in Maldives
31. On whose name has the Manchester United renamed the north stand at its Old Trafford
stadium?
Sir Alex Ferguson manager of Manchester United since 25 years
32. Which banks total business has crossed Rs.25,000 crore mark recently?
City Union Bank
33. Name the new cement launched by ACC specially focused for coastal areas.
Coastal Plus
34. What is the validity of banks drafts, pay orders and cheques from the date of issuing,
starting April 1st 2012?
3 month validity
35. Who has been crowned Miss South India?
Bangalore beauty Lakhsmi Anand
36. Who won the Miss World crown for 2011?
Miss Venezuela – Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colimenares
37. Who won the WTA Tournament of Champions title at Bali?
Ana Ivanovic
38. Who won the World Golf Championship – HSBC Champions golf tournament at
Shangai?
Martin Kaymer of Germany
39. Who has been approached for a motivational campaign during 2012 London Olympics?
Deepika Padukone
40. Who became India’s most prolific Test wicketkeeper getting past Syed Kirmani’s longstanding
record of 198 Test dismissals?
Mahendra Singh Dhoni with 200 dismissals
41. What is the new kind of password developed by researchers for online account to help
protect against hacking?
Picture password
42. Name the CBS television commentator who died recently.
Andy Rooney
43. What has been made mandatory at the time of buying motor insurance by IRDA?
Nominee name
44. Where is India’s largest telescope set to be placed for watching distant stars and galaxies?
Devasthal – 50km from Nanital town
45. Which company has been named top Indian company for investor relations?
Infosys
46. Who won the Guatemala presidential election?
Otto Perez Molina
47. Which country’s Prime Minister made a surprise visit to Afghanistan?
Australian PM Julia Gillard
48. Which award is singer Lata Mangeshkar set to receive?
K.L.Saigal award by Savitri Samiti
49. Which team won gold at the World patrol meet?
Indian Army team
50. Who won the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament title?
Roger Federer
51. Who became the first cricketer to score 15,000 runs in test cricket?
Sachin Tendulkar
52. Who has won the Ezhuthachan award (highest literary prize instituted by Kerala
Government ?
M.T.Vasudevan Nair
53. Which country has banned Apple iPhone?
Germany
54. Who bought the rights of American TV series 24?
Anil Kapoor
55. Who became 7th Indian to take 5 wickets on debut for India?

R.Ashwin
56. Name the 1989 Nobel Prize physicist who died recently.
Norman Ramsey
57. Who has been picked by Force India for Abu Dhabi’s young Formula 1 driver test?
Max Chilton
58. Which agreement has India and Nepal due to sign?
DTAA – Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement
59. Which company recently setup its R and D centre in India for e-commerce solutions?
Walmart
60. Which country has been reinstated to the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
tournament?
Myanmar
61. At what price the Centre is set to supply rice to all below poverty line families under the
proposed Food Security Act?
Re.1 per kg
62. Which Spanish bank is to setup a representative office in India to help Spanish companies
to tap into the fast growing Indian economy?
Caixabank
63. What is the unique feature of HTC edge which is set to be released in 1st quarter of
2012?
First Quad-Core smartphone
64. Which educational institutes of Britain have introduced Study of Ancient India?
Cambridge University
65. Where is the Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems has been unveiled?
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
66. Who has been named Greek interim Prime Minister?
Lucas Papademos
67. Which are the 2 awards or recognitions India bagged at the World Travel Market 2011?
World’s Leading Destination and World’s Leading Tourist Board award
68. Who has been appointed as CEO of UBS India?
Aashish Kamat
69. What is Australia’s lowest Test cricket score in 109 years?
47 all out against South Africa in 2011
70. Who became the first wicketkeeper to cross 500 catches?
Mark Boucher
71. Which Indian city is set to host the World Economic Forum’s India Economic Summit?
Mumbai
72. Name the Mexican Interior Minister who was killed in a helicopter crash recently.
Francisco Blake
73. Which tennis icon won the 800th match of his career?
Roger Federer
74. Which airlines recommendation to financial bail out appears to have failed?
Kingfisher Airlines
75. Name the Nobel laureate who is set to lead Liberian peace initiative.
Laymah Gbowee
76. Which continent is fast-emerging IT market, as the name Dark Continent fades off?
Africa
77. Which scenes have been banned by Indian Government in movies and TV recently?
Smoking scenes
78. With what motto has SAARC summit 2011 concluded?
Building bridges, Resolve to fight terrorism and implementation of South Asian
Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA)
79. What is the increased interest rate for savings in Post office in India?
4 percent
80. Where has the biggest ever diamond unearthed in India?
37.68 carat diamond has been unearthed by NMDC at Panna in Madhya Pradesh
81. Which country would host 18th SAARC summit in 2012?
Nepal
82. Where is the India’s first ocenarium planned?
Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra
83. Who are been named athlete of the year 2011?
Usain Bolt of Jamaica and Sally Pearson of Australia
84. Which country has been suspended from Arab league and why?
Syria, to end violence against protesters, and called for sanctions and transition
talks with opposition
85. Which country senate cleared economic reform bill recently?
Italy
86. Which medal did India bag in Lal Bahadur Shastri Under-21 women’s hockey
tournament?
Bronze
87. Who became the first foreign head of government or state to address ‘People’s Majlis’,
Maldives’ Parliament in its history of 78 years?
Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh
88. Name the 1968 Noble prize for medicine winner, who died recently.

Gobind Khorana
89. Which country has announced USD 100 million credit facility to Maldives?
India
90. Which stadium is set to host opening match of World Series Hockey starting on
December 17th 2011?
Dhyan Chand National Stadium
91. Who resigned as Italian Prime Minister recently?
Silvio Berlusconi
92. Which country is set to host 2018 Commonwealth Games?
Australia
93. Which city is set to host 2017 world athletic championship?
London
94. Name the cricket writer who died recently.
Peter Roebuck
95. Name the website launched by commonwealth war graves commission to honour
undivided India’s war heroes.
www.cwgc.org
96. Who won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2011?
Lewis Hamilton
97. Who has been appointed as SEBI chief?
U.K.Sinha
98. Who won the Paris Masters 2011 title for the first time?
Roger Federer
99. Who won the men’s doubles Paris Masters title 2011?
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
100. Where is the Asia-Pacific summit being held?
Hawaii
101. Name the first animated film in Kannada for children which are to be screened at the 17th
edition of the International Children’s Film festival in Hyderabad.
Chintu’s Skool
102. When is Goa scheduled to host Asian Beach games?
2018
103. Who has been appointed as Prime Minister of Italy?
Mario Monti
104. Where the 31st India International Trade Fair (IITF) is being held?
Pragathi Maidan, New Delhi
105. All ministers of which state have submitted resignations ahead of cabinet reshuffle?
Rajasthan state ministers
106. Which cabinet has proposed division of Uttar Pradesh into 4 states?
Uttar Pradesh (Mayawati) cabinet
107. Who is set to take over as General Motors President and MD of India operations from 1st
January 2012?
Lowell Paddock
108. Which Canadian city bids to host IIFA in 2013?
Vancouver
109. Which tennis star has been named WTA player of the year?

Petra Kvitova
110. Who has been selected for Swaralaya-Devarajan Master award?
KJ. Yesudas
111. Which bank became the 1st lender to raise funds in offshore yuan in China?
IDBI
112. Who becomes first US president to take part in East Asian nations summit?

Barack Obama
113. Who is set to be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dubai International
Film Festival?
A.R.Rahman
114. Name the bank which has launched MobileBank Accounts in association with Vodafone’s
m-paisa.

HDFC Bank

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