Saturday, December 22, 2012

W.T.O Ministerial Conferences

Host  country

Obama to pick Kerry for secretary of state

President Obama plans to nominate Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts as secretary of state, a senior administration official said. He would succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton and become the first member of Obama’s second-term national security team.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Chhattisgarh first with food security law

The Chhattisgarh Assembly Friday enacted a landmark legislation by unanimously passing the Food Security Act, becoming the first state in the country to introduce such a law, covering several deprived sections of society left out by existing welfare programmes.
The law also takes a major step to empower women by considering the eldest woman in a household as its head in matters related to the ration card.
“This is a historic day for me and the Chhattisgarh Assembly. I will never forget it,” Chief Minister Raman Singh said. The law, which will be implemented by local bodies, is operational with immediate effect.
The Act considers entitlements under both public distribution system (PDS) and non-PDS on a household basis and not per person and places them under the Chhattisgarh Lok Seva Guarantee Act 2011.

Lal Bahadur Shastri Award

Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award 2012 to ISRO scientist Tessy Thomas at an award function in Rashtrapati Bhawan. The award was given on the eve of Birth anniversary of Former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shashtri. Tessy Thomas 48 years old is the Key Scientist for Agni-V in Defence Research and Development Organisation Hyderabad. She is the first woman scientist to head a missile project in India.

Norman Borlaug Award

Aditi Mukherjee, a Delhi based scientist, won the prestigious Norman Borlaug Award in Field Research and Application. Mukherjee was picked for the award for her work in transforming access to water for thousands of farmers in West Bengal.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Forthcoming International Games

2016 - Olympic Games – Rio-de-Jenearo (Brazil)

2014 – Common Wealth – Glascow (Scotland)

2015 – ICC World Cricket Games – Aus & Newzeland

2019 - ICC World Cricket Games – England

2014 - World cup Hockey – The Hague (Netherland)

2014 – World Cup Foot ball Rio-de-Jenearo(Brazil)

Census 2011

 First census was held in 1872, but it was not a synchronized census. First synchronized census was held in 1881, since then at every ten years census is organized.

 C Chandramouli is the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India who headed the 15th census of India.

 Census is a union subject 9Article 246) and is listed as entry 69 of the VIIth Schedule of the constitution.

 The year 1921 is known as the year of demographic divide.

 Population 1210193422.

 Density 382 (324 as census 2001)

 Sex Ratio 940 (933 as census 2001)

 Literacy Rate 71.04% (64.83% as census 2001)

 Population in age group 0 – 6 158789287

 Child population in India is decreased from 15.9% to 13.12% and has negative growth(- 3.02%)

 Nagaland has a negative population growth rate of – 0.5.

 The Indian Population is 17.44% of the world. The decadal population growth of India is– 0.4%

 India is regarded as a country with Demorgraphic dividend. This is due to its high population in the age group of 15 – 64 years.

 Decadal population growth in 2001 – 2011 is 17.64%

 The slogan and the mascot of the Census 2011 is “Our Census – Our Future’ and ‘Femal Enumerator’.

 Kerala 993.9%) has the highest literacy rate and Bihar (63.8%) has the lowest literacy rate.

 In terms of population, UP has maximum and Lakshadweep has minimum.

 In terms of area, Rajasthan has the largest and Lakshadweep has the smallest.

 In terms of density, Delhi (9340) has maximum and Arunachal Pradesh (17) has minimum.

 In terms of sex ratio. Kerala (1084) has maximum and Daman and Diu (618) has minimum.

 The study of population is called demography. Karl Marx is the father of demographic studies.

Banking Abbreviation

NSG----Nuclear Suppliers Group

KCC----Kisan Credit Card

GRDI----Global Retail Development Index

FRBM-----Fiscal Responsibility And Budget Management

MAT-----Minimum Alternate Tax

IFRS------International Financial Reporting Standards

LDC------Least Development Country (Saarc)

LAF----Liquidity Adjustment Facility

CRR---Cash Reserve Ratio

PAN----Permanent Account Number (Income Tax Department)

PIN-----Personal Indentification Number (Atm)

CBS-----Core Banking System

GNP-----Gross National Product

BIFR----Board Of Industrial And Financial Reconstruction

GST----Goods And Services Tax

SHG----Self Help Group

IPO-----Initial Public Offer

NEFT---National Electronic Funds Transfer

NBFC----Non Banking Financial Company

SEZ-----Special Economic Zone

RTGS----Real Time Gross Settlements

TRAI-----Telecom Requlatory Authority Of India

ISO------International Standards Organization

BRACT-----Banking Regulation Act

NDTL------Net Demand And Time Liabilities

FINO-----Financial Investment Network And Operations

PDS------Public Distribution System

RPDS------Revamped Public Distribution System

EFT-----Electric Funds Transfer

MRTP----Monopolies And Restrictive Trade Practices

MFI-----Micro Financial Institution

ALM----Asset Liablilty Management

CDR-----Corporate Debt Restricting

NSDL-----National Securities Depository Limited

CSDL-----Central Securities Depository Limited

PPP-----Purchasing Power Parity

CII-----Conferderation Of India Industry

FDI------Foreign Direct Investment

AAY------Antyodaya Anna Yojana

DEPB------Duty Entitlement Pass Book

TIEA-----Tax Information Exchange Agreement

CDR-----Corporate Debt Restricting

OECD-----Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

FATF-----Financial Action Task Force


Atheletics–Relay, Photofinish, Track, Lane, Hurdles, Shotput, Discuss Throw, Hammar Throw, Triple Jump, High Jump, Cross Country, etc.

Badminton–Shuttle cock, Service court, Fore hand, Back Hand, Smash, Hit, Drop, Net, Love, Double fault, etc.

 Baseball–Pinching, Home run, Base runner, Throw, Perfect game, Strike, Putout, etc. 

Basketball–Free throw, Technical foul, Common foul, Underhead,Overhead,etc. 

Bridge–Master point, Perfect deals, Gland slam, Dummy,Trump,etc. 

Billiards & Snooker–Pull, Cue, Hit, Object ball, Break shot, Scoring, Cushion billiards, etc. 

Boxing–Knock. out, Round, Ring Stoppage, Punch, Upper-cut, Kidney punch, Timing, Foot work, etc. 

Chess–E. L. O. rating, international master, Grand master, Gambit, Kings Indian Defence, etc. 

Cycling–Sprint, Time trial, Point race, Trackrace, etc. 

Cricket–Toss, Run, Wicket, Pitch, Stump, Bails, Crease, Pavalion, Gloves, Wicket Keeper, Over, Maiden over, Followon, Rubber, Ashes, Catch, Bowled, Stump out, Run out, L. B. W; Hit Wicket, Not out, No ball, Wide ball, Dead ball, Over Throw, Bye, Leg by, Cover drive, Late cut, Hook, Glance, Stroke, Spot, Pull, Sixer, Followthrough, Turn, Googley, Spin, Yorker, Bouncer, Hat trick, Round the wicket, Over the wicket, Seamer, Boundryline,Slip, Square leg, Runner. Cover, Gully, Long on, Silly point, Midwicket, Mid on, Forward short leg, Deep/mid-wicket,etc. 

Horseriding–Three day Event, Show jumping, Presses,Faults,etc. 

Football–Goal, Kick, Head, Penalty kick, Dribble, Off side, Hat trick, Foul, Left out, Right out, Stopper, Defender, Move, Sideback, Pass, Baseline, Rebound, Comerbick,etc. 

Gymnastics–Parellel bar, Horizontal bar, Floor exercise, Uneven bar, Push up, Sit up. etc.

Judo–Cocoa, Blue, white, Green belt, etc. 

Hockey–Bully Sudden death, Short corner, Hat trick, Goal, Penalty Corner, Penalty stroke, Pushin, Cut, Dribble, Scoop, Centre forward, Half back, Astroturf, Left in, Left out, Off-side, Tie breaker, Carried, Stick, Striking circle, Under cutting, etc. 

Swimming–Freestyle, Breast stroke, Back stroke, Butterfly,Lane,Pool,Crawl,etc. 

Polo–Polo-Bunker, Chukker, Mallet, etc. 

Tennis–Service, Grandslam, Advantage, Deuce, Game Point, Breakpoint; Smash, Shot, Grass Court. Break, Drop shot, Netplay, Baseline, etc. 

Shooting–Rapidfire Pistol, Standard rifle, Air rifle, Free pistol, Range, Bull's eye, etc. Table Tennis–Volley, Late service, Half volley, Back hand,Drivespin,Chop,etc. 

Weight Lifting– Snatch, Jerk, etc. Volleyball–Deuce, Spikers, Booster, Smash, Sidearm, Panetration,etc. Wrestling–Free style, Hal Nelson, Point, Heave, etc.

New Appointment in World

 New PM of Greece - Antonis Samaras

 New PM of Pak- Raja Pervez Ashraf.

 New PM of Syria- Wael al-Halki(Replace:Riyad Hijab)

 New PM of France-Jean Marc Ayrault

 New PM of Egypt- Hisham Kandil

 New President of Egypt- Mohamed Morsi

 New President of Pakistan- Asif Ali Zardari

 New President of Russia-Vladimir Putin

 New President of Yemen-A.Mansour Hadi

 New President of Germany - Joachim Gauck

 New President of Maldives - MohamedWaheed

 New President of Malawi - Joyce Banda

 President of Nicaragua - Daniel Ortega (re- elected)

 President of Guyana - Donald Ramotar

 New Secretary General of SAARC-Ahmed Saleem


 Congress member Mr. P.J. Kurien was on August 21, 2012 unanimously elected Deputy Chairperson of the Rajya sabha China’s Ms. Wenxia Yu was crowned Miss World 2012 on August 18, 2012 in a glittering cerrmony hosted in the Inner Mongolian city of ordos in People’s Republic of China. India’s contender, Ms.Vanya Mishra, could only make it to the top seven.

 Former Maharashtra Chief Minster and Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh died on August 14, 2012.

 Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief economist Mr. Raghura,m Rajan took over as the chief Economic Adviser in the Ministry of Finance on August 29, 2012.

 The Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and European Affairs, Mr. Didier Reynders visited India on August 1-5, 2012.

 Mr. Vayalar Ravi assumed charge as the new Union Minister for Science and Technology on August 21,2012.

 Ms.Poonam Kishore Saxena, a 1975 batch IRS officer, was appointed as the chaireman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)on August 21,2012.

 Vice Admiral Shekhar sinha, formerly Chief of Integrated defence Staff to chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee(CISC) took over as the next Flag Officer Commanding –in chief (FOC-in-C), western Naval Command on August 31, 2012.

 Following the demise of the Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenavi on August 20, 2012, Deputy desalegn, who is also Ethiopia,s Foreign Minister, assumed the charge as the acting PrimeMinister of the country.

 1976 batch IAS officer of UP cadre, Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi, was appointed as an Election Commissioner on August 7, 2012.

 Mr.Gopinath Pradhan, professor of economics, took over as the new vice chancellor of the IGNOU.

 Mr. Anil Kumar was appointed as the new Director General for ESIC.

 The Indian Railways has signed an MoU with Belgium.

 California State Assembly has passed a resolution, recognizing August 15 as India’s Independence day.

 US banking gaint citi on August 8, 2012 cut its India growth estimate for fiscal 2013 to 5.4 % from 6.4 %.

 The parliament Recently Approved The Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development Bill 2012.

 India’s noted fashion photographer Prabuddha Das Gupta Passed Away in Mumbai on August 12 After suffering a severe heart attack.

 Wrestler Sushil Kumar is the first Indian to win back-to-back individual metal at Olympics. He claimed a bronze at Beijing Olympics in 2008. In London Olympics 2012, he created history by winning a silver in the 66 kg freestyle wrestling.

 The Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council released the economic outlook 2012-13 report on August 17, 2012. In the report it scaled down its GDP forecast for the current fiscal to 6.7 % from 7.5 % GDP growth forecast in Feb this year.

 The indigenousy developed , micro-light, pilotless target aircraft Lakshya-1 was successfully test-flown from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur on August 23, 2012.

 Sruthi Vijaychandran, a PG student form Tamil Nadu, has been awarded a scholarship to study MBA at the London School of Business Finance after winning the Best Young Speaker from Asia-2012 competition held in University of Cambridge in August 2012.

 India defeated Australia in the final of under-19 cricket world cup by six wicket on august 26, 2012 at Townsville, Queensland. It was India,s third 19 World cup Title.

 The father of White Revolution in India who recently died is Verghese Kurien.

 A polar statellite Launch vehicle (PSLV-C-12) blasted off Sriharikota (AP) ON Sep 9, 2012 and placed two foreign satellites in orbit accomplishing the Indian Space Organisations 100th Mission. In the text-book launch it carried SPOT-6, a 712kg French earth observation satellite and injected it into an orbit of 655 km attitude inclined at 98.23 degrees to the equator. Proiters a 15 kg Japanese microsatellite was put into orbit as an additional payload.

 India and Pakistan on sep 8, 2012 signed the much awaited liberalized visa agreement introducing for the first time group tourist and pilgrim visas, separate visas on arrival of those over 65 years of age.

 Iran successfully test-fired an upgraded version of short range solid-fuelled ballistic missle fateh-110 on August 4, 2012 This missle has range 300 km and can strike both land and naval targets.

 Ecuador has granted political asylum to Julian Assange, the founder of Vikileaks. The Eucadorean Foreign Minister R. Patino made an official announcement in this regared on August 16, 2012 defying pressure of Britain.

 Myanmar abolished direct media censorship on August 20, 2012. It is the latest dramatic reform by quasi- civilan regime in Myanmar. But a ban on Private daily newspaper and many other restrictions on media will remain in effect as usual.

 South Korean president Lee Myung paid a surprise visit on August 10, 2012 to Dokdo islands (known as Takeshima islands in Japan), a disputed territory between South Korea and Japan. This visit of President Bak angrered Tokyo and it recalled its envoy from seoul.

 Helen Gurley Brown was editor of cosmopolitan magazine from 1965 to 1997. She was also the author of “Sex and the Single Girl”.

 Roger Federer clinched Cincinnati Master Tennis Tournament on August 19, 2012 beating Novak Djokovic in the final.

 South Africa replaced England as the World No.1 Test team beating England at Lord’s Test on August 20, 2012.

 Pakistani nuclear scientis A.Q.Khan formed a new political party in Pakistan named “Tehrik-e-Tehaffuz Pakistan”. He plans to launch a countrywide youth awakening programme ahead of upcoming geneal elections in Pakistan.

 Mclaren’s Lewis Hamilton won the Italian grand Prix on sep 9, 2012 in Monza (Italy). It was Hamilton, third win of the season and 20th of his career. Mexican driver Sergio perez finished second in the race.

 The move which won the Golden lion award for best film at the venice film Festival is Pieta.

 Japan and china are two countries disputed on senkaku islands.

 COCA 2012 low was annulled by Pakistan’s Supreme Court to protect PM.

 South Korean is signed on Mou with the election Commission of India 01 August 2012 strengthening the elections process and Political culture.

 Russia and India prepare for INDRA-2012 for Anti-terror military exercises Siberaian Republic of Buryatia.

 Angela Markel got the first place in Forbes magazine list .

 China country india impose a ban on importing milk and milk products.

 Through Chabahar port the India, Iran & Afghanistan decide to expand their trade and economic ties.

 The Two-day meet of the 120 grouping of nations takes place at Tehran in Iran.

 Mohammad Hamid Ansari was sworn in as the Vice president of India for second consecutive term on August 11, 2012.

 The Government Of India Recently Released The Whitepaper In Black Money

 The Indian born who has been made The President Of The European Bank Of Reconstruction And Developed (EBRD) Is Mr. Suma Chakrabarty

 The Country which won the World Ice Hockey Championship 2012 Russia

 The 38th G-8 Summit was held in May 2012 Camp David Maryland - USA

 The Number One Mobile Company Of The World is Samsung

 Tomislav Nikolic is new president of Serbia

 Russia made space craft recently launched from Baikonur cosmodrome is soyuz

 US has decided to ease the stiff economic sanctions imposed on Myanmar

 International Labour Organization report says that the percentage of young people world wide who are out of work is 13%

 The union government has decided to provide as additional cash subsidy ot public sector oil companies 38500 crore rupees

 The Joint Exercise carried out by the Army and Indian Airforce in the desert of Rajasthan is named - Exercise Shoorveer

 The film Actress who has been selected as the brand ambassador of Nirmal Bharat abhiyan is Vidya Balan

 The year by which India is expected to archieve total sanition coverage is 2017

 Seoul peace prize 2011 - Banki –Moon

 Ambassador for world Twenty-20 Championship is – Srilanka Lasith Malinga

 In a rare space event , the planet that passed in front of the sun recently june5, 2012 is Venus

 The US recently launched in to space A spy satellite

 India Tennis playere who won the first ATP Challenger Title for the first time is Yuki Bhambri

 The union government has cleared a Rs. 8500 Crore project under the Pradhan Mantra Gram Sadak Yojana(PMGSY) for - Naxalite Affected Districts

 RBI on May 16, 2012 decided to set up a 2 billion dollar swap facility for - SAARC Nations

 The next World Cup Hockey (Mens) is proposed to be held in 2014 in Holland or England.

 The next World Cup Foot ball is to be held in 2014 in Brazil

 The next World Cup Cricket is to be held in 2014 in Australia and New Zealand

 2019 World Cup Cricket in England

 Vladimir Putin Sworn in as the President of Russia

 The New President of France Francios Hollande

 which country had discovered petroleum recently Bangladesh

 The Hamburg harbour celebrated how many years recently 823 years

 Sahar signed an agreement to build and develop a new city in which country Bangladesh

 India made dozen agreements with which country recently Myanmar

 Peace Pipeline of the TAPI gas pipeline project (TGPP) which originate from the Turkmenistan reaches to India via Afghanistan and Pakistan

 The 46th Asian Development Bank Meeting of 2013 will be held Newdelhi

 The place where Pakistan lost nearly 140 soldiers after a maisve avalannde entombed the Gayari army base recently Siachen

 With which state AP signed an agreement for Prannahita- Chevella irrigatio Project Maharashtra

 At which place the World wildlife Fund summit is going to be held Brazil

 The won the World Snooker Title for 2012 at Sheffield Ronnie O’Sullivan

 The world cup title(Archery) Recently held at Antalya, Turkey Deepika Kumari

 The winner of Thomas Cup in London Olympics is Lindanled (china)

 India test fired the which type of Akash Missile recently Surface to air

 Pakistan test fired Nuclear capable Missile Hatf

 which country has launched TMA-04M rocket recently Russia

 who has been appointed as the German ambassador to India recently Michael Steiner

 who is the democracy Icon in Myanmar first visit to abroad in 24years is Aung san suu kyi (present president of Myanmar Theinsein)

 The ADB has provided assistance of how may USD aid to India $6.25billion

 Sushil Kumar(Wrestling) became the first Indian to win an individual medal at two Olympic games.

 Gagan Narang shot the bronze medal in men’s 10m air rifle

 South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher on July 10, 2012 retired from Internal cricket .

 Captain Lakshmi Sahgal , a heroine of India,s struggle for independence, who led the women’s wing of Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army passed away in Kanpur on July 23, 2012 at the age of 98.

 Pranab Mukherjee is the 13th President of India. He was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of India S.H Kapadia on July 25, 2012.

 Vilasro Dagadojirao Deshmukh, the man who started off as a sarpanch and went on to become Chief Minister of Maharshtra twice before moving to delhi as a member of the union Cabinet, died of multiple organ failure in the Global Health City Hospital in Chennai on August 14, 2012.

 Rajesh khanna, Hindi cinema’s first real superstar passes away at age of 70

 The RBI governor D. Subbarao proposes a Producer Price Index (PPI)

 The government appoints Arvind Mayaram as the new economic affairs secretary.

 Famous Golf Palyer Tiger woods (USA), Rory Mcllroy (Northern Ireland) Luke Donald (England)

 Thumba India’s Rocket Launching centre is located in Thirvanthapuram(Kerla)

 Sunil Kavashar has written four books on cricket Sunny Days(Autobiography) , Idols, Runs n’ Rusins and One Day wonders.

 Banking Ombudsman is quasi Judical authority functioning under India’s Banking Omudsman Scheme.

 At present September 03, 2012
Prime Lending rate: 12.25 – 12.5%
Bank Rate – 9.5%
CRR - 4.75%
Repo rate - 8.0%
Reverse Repo Rate - 7.0%
Satutory liquity Ratio (SLR) - 23%

 Proposal upto 51 % and 49 % for FDI has been passed in multi-brand retail and Aviation Respectively

 The Union cabinet on septembers 14, 2012 cleared the proposal of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) for 51 percent in the multi-brand retail chains and 49 percent in Aviation power exchange industry. Passing of the proposal have cleared the floor for welcoming the multi-brand retail chains like Wallmart and Tesco and Carrefour in the country for setting up of their shops and retail outlets.

 Deepika kumari won Silver at Recurve World Cup.

 Deepika Kumari won silver at recurve world cup on September 23, 2012 in Tokyo. In the finals of the tournament, she lost against the Korean double Olympic gold medalist, ki Bo-Bae.

 R. lakshmipathy has been elected as chairman of the press Trust of India.

 R. Lakshmipathy, the publisher of Tamil Daily Dinamalar, was elected as the chairman of the Board of Directors of Press Trust of India (PTI) on September 24, 2012 after the company’s Annual general Meeting (AGM) Lakshmipathy, has served as PTI Chairman twice earlier and is also a Member of Press Council. He is Succeeding M.P. Veerendra Kumar, chairman and Managing Director of Mathrubhoomi group of news-papers.

 Union Government hiked Dearness Allowance (DA) by 7%

 The Union Government on September 24, 2012, Hiked Dearness Allowance(DA) by 7%, benefiting its 80 lakh employees and pensioners and costing the exchequer an additional Rs.7,408 crore annually.

 With the dearness allowance the pensions proposals for personnel of armed forces is also allowed now.

 The Double Trap Shooter who won Silver at ISSF world cup is Ronjan sodhi

 Ronjan sodhi, the double trap shooter on sep 24, 2012 won silver medal at the ISSF world cup in Maribor, Slovania. In 2011 and 2010 World cup finals, he managed to secure gold by his name.

 Which team won SAF football Championship 2012 Indian Women Team

 Indian women registered a thumping win over Nepal in the final of SAF Football Championship in Colombo. India defeated Nepal by 3-1 . India had defeated Bhutan and Sri Lanka in the league stage and thrashed Afghanistan 11-0 in the semis to romp into the final.

 Chandrika Tarafdar Indian won two Bronze Medals in Youth World Weightlifting Championship.

 Chandrika Tarafdar on September 19, 2012 become the first Indian to win a medal in Youth World weight-lifting championship at Kosice, Slovakia. She won two bronze medals in the girls 44kg category on the opening day.

 Indian successfully test-fired its Indigenously built Agni-iv Missile

 India on September 19, 2012 test fired its nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-iv Missile from Wheeler, Island , off the Odisha coast. Fitted with composite rocket motor technology, the missile was test-fired from the road mobile launcher. The full range of the missile is 4000 kilometer.

 The Indian Women and Child Development Ministry Launched Rajiv Gandhi scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girsls – SABLA

 Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls- SABLA was launched on the occasion of birth anniversary of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on November 19, 2010. The scheme will be executed through Integrated Child Development Scheme and Anganwadi Centres.

 Saina Nehwal has signed up a 40-crore deal with Rhiti Sports Management Company.

 India’s Badminton player saina Nehwal on September 19, 2012 signed up a 40-crore deal with Rhiti Sports Management Company, which made her the country’s highest paid sportsperson outside Cricket. Saina had a three-year contract with Deccan Chargers, which expired in September 2012.

 Venezuelan President Hugo Chanvez has been re-elected for the fourth term. Mr. Chavez defeated opposition leader Henrique Capriles. He became the leader of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV).

 In Kuwati, the ruler Emir Sheikh Sabah Al - Ahmad Al – Sabah on 7 October dissolved the parliament clearing the decks for yet other parliamentary elections in the country. It is for the sixth time in five years the parliament has been dissolved in Kuwait.

 On 14 October Liby’s 200 – member General National Congress elected Ali Zidan as the new Prime Minister. Ali Zidan, an independent, won 93 votes, a majority among those present.

 Ali Zidan is a human rights lawyer. The previous Prime Minister, Mustafa Abu Shagur, was dismissed recently after failing to form a governments.

 The African Union has selected South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini – Zuma, who is the AU’s first women leader. Dlamini – Zuma is the South African hame affairs minister, a trained doctor and an ex – wife of President Jacob Zuma.

 The United Kingdom government and the Scottish government have signed an agreement on 15 October to hold a referendum in 2014 on Scottish independence. The referendum agreement has been signed following talks in Edinburgh between David Cameron, UK Prime Minister and Alex Salmond, who leads the pro – independence Scottish National Party.

 India and Austria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 1st October 2012 for strengthening long – term relationship and bilateral cooperation on road and rail infreastructure. The agreement was signed between the Minister of Railways and Road Transport and Highways, Dr. C.P. Joshi and visiting Federal Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology of Austria, Mrs. Doris Burse in New Delhi.

 On 7 Octorber India and France have signed an agreement on sustainable urban development to share knowledge and best practices in the urban sector, said a government statement. The agreement was signed in Paris between Union Minister for Foreign Trade of France Nicole Bricq. It would also lead to enhanced cooperation and deepen the engagement between the two countries.

 Japan and India have launched a joint project to research pricing structures in the Liquefied Natural petroleum (LNP) markets on 10 October 2012. The new project has been launched after complaints that the energy starving Asia is paying more than its fair share as compared to countries in other continents.

 Union Culture Minister Kumar Selja declared on 14 October that the five sites in Tamil Nadu, including famous Lord Sri Ranganathar temple in Srirangam, have been included in the tentative list by the Union Culture ministry for UNESCO’s world heritage status. The 17th century Fort St George in Chennai, Chettinad, Kazhugumalai, rock sculptures and Pulikat Lake were the other sites in the list.

 Proposals worth over 8,000 crore for procuring aground 10,000 ‘Invar’ missiles from Russia for the Army’s T – 90 tanks and over 200 air – launched versions of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles for the IAF were cleared on 18th October 2012 by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS).

 On 17 October India and Australia agreed to expand cooperation in security and Defense including fight against terrorism. They also agreed to begin negotiations for an agreement on Civil Nuclear Energy co – operation which will precede actual cooperation. Both the countries also signed four agreements in the field of space science technology and education, co- operation in student mobility and welfare, skill development and taxtiles.

 November 19th celebrated the world citizen day .

 Sunitha Williams is the female astronaut taken over command of the International space station (ISS).

 Hugo Chavez has re-elected the president of Venezuela on 8th October 2012.

 Ali zidan has the new prime elected to Libya on 14th October 2012.

 Maladives – Mohamed Nasheed country ex-president Arrested on 7th October 2012.

 New Zealand has signed with india to cooperate in the different fields of education on 19th October 2012.

 Switzerland has signed with india to cooperate in the different fields of Transport on 19th October 2012.

 Papee is the name of the common currency will be introduced between india and Pakistan.

 RMSA – Rashtriya Madyamik Shiksha Abhiyan

 2012 October 17 India and Pakistan discussed TAPI Gas project in an event PETROTECH 2012, Delhi.

 The 2nd India – Japan 2+2 Dialogue was held in Japan.

 Aravind Kejrival is the social activist launched a political party against the corruption.

 Ministry of rural development launched a campaign named Nirmal Bharat Yatra on 3rd October 2012. Vidya balan is the Indian Bollywood actress the brand ambassador of the campaign.

 Iron and Manganese ore metals transportation in Goa Supreme court imposed a ban.

 Abhijit Mukherjee won the Jangipur Loksabha by election on 13th October 2012.

 South Korea to host next 12th conference of the parties (COP 12) in 2014.

 Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award was received by the Mrs Tessy Thomas, who is working as an ISRO scientist on 1St October 2012.

 Dr. Lalji singh received the 7th MV Pylee award for the year 2012.

 Bangladesh honors the former Indian Prime Minister IK Gujaral with Muktijuddho Sammanana.

 Hilary Mantel the Prestigious ‘Man Booker Literature Prize’ for a second time on 16th October 2012.

 Zubin Mehta is the India born – music contuctor was honoured with the Israeli presidential award of distinction for his contribution to the society through the language of music on 16th October 2012.

 Anuradha roy and aman Seti were declared among winners of the 11th Economist Crossword Book Award.

 England defeated by Australlia in Women T-20 World cup.

 Monisha Kalterborn is the first female Formula 1’s team principal.

 Novak Djokovic beated British Tennis Player Andy Murray, on 14th October 2012 in the Shanghai rolex Masters finals.

 In Australlia the ‘Member of Order of Australlia’ award was recently received by Sachin Tendulkar.

 Shooter Vijay Kumar received the ‘Services Best Sportsman’ award for the year 2012.

 Shane Watson is the Australlian all-rounder was named the player of the tournament at the conclusion of the world twenty 20 at the R.Premadesa stadium on 7th October 2012.

 Victoria Azarenka won the china open tennis tournament 2012 women’s singles title.

 Sebastian Vettal won the Korean Grand Prix formula one champion ship 2012.

 Lionel Messi is the Barceloean forward footballer won the Golden Boot Award on 29th October 2012.

 India successfully test fired nuclear capable Dhanush ballistic missile.

 Yash Chopra is the Bollywood most well known film makers died of dengue fever on 21st October 2012.

 Jullia Gillard is the Australlian PM recently visited the India.

 Malala was the Pakistani recently shot by the Taliban for publicly opposing them against girl education.

 US Ambassador killed in mob attack in Libya.

 Punjab state amends canal and drainage act.

 9th World Hindi conference currently held being Johannesburg, South Africa.

 Ranbir Kapoor starrer Barfi was nominated as India’s entry to the Oscars next year in the foreign film category.

 Ebrahim Alkazi got the france highest cultural award on 29th September 2012.

 Jenson Button won the Belgium Grand Prix.

 Koneru Humpy won the gold medal in Fide grand Prix 2012 in Turkey.

 Emomali Rahomon who is the Tajikistan President visited the India on 3rd September 2012.

 APEC – Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation.

Saturday, December 15, 2012


 Who has been sworn in as Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister?
Nabam Tuki

 Who has been reappointed as the Secretary General of 54-nation Commonwealth of Nations for 2nd consecutive term?
Kamalesh Sharma

 What is the total sms limit per day raised by TRAI as on 1st November 2011?
200 sms‟s per day

 Name the MAN industries chairman who passed away recently.
JM Mansukhani

 Who won the 38th women's National Premier Chess championship?
Tania Sachdev

 Which rank does world champion Vishwanathan Anand holds in the world chess rankings?
2nd place

 Which country's cabinet unanimously decided to grant India Most Favoured Nation trade status?

 Which country is set to donate used laptop for charity?

 Name the new smartphone introduced by Samsung.
Galaxy Note

 Which car range of Ariel Motor's is set to arrive in India?
Atom range

 Who is set to lead the Indian team in the 4-nation Shastri junior women's hockey tournament?
Poonam Rani

 Where the world‟s biggest stupa has has been planned?
Gujarat, 351 feet high stupa towering over a 151 feet statue of Buddha

 Name the countries which have pressed the Europeans to act swiftly to contain their sovereign debt crisis.
China, Russia and the United States

 Name the RIM's Managing Director for India who quit recently.
Frenny Bawa

 Which music application of RIM for its popular messaging service is to be made
available for downloading? BBM Music

 What is the name given to James Bond's recent movie?

 Who has been awarded The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star by Japan?
Maruti Suzuki India Chairman R.C.Bhargava

 Name the trio cricketers who were sentenced to jail for their role in the spot-fixing scandal.
Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir

 Name the Greek Prime Minister who won confidence vote recently.
George Papandreou

 Name the 2 messaging phone launched by Nokia recently.
Asha 200 and Asha 201

 In which district of Karnataka would the Biotech Park worth Rs.103.27 crore was approved by cabinet recently?

 Which is the recent Tablet PC running on windows operating system revealed by HP?

Slate 2 Tablet PC

 Which 15-day league is all set to start in Karnataka from 5th November 2011?
KBL - Karnataka Badminton League

 Who scored triple ton for Saurashtra in Ranji Trophy match against Orissa?
Ravindra Jadeja, 314 runs off 375 balls

 Which sporting event is set to return after a gap of 5 years to Bangalore?
National Badminton Championship

 When the Bengaluru International Film Festival is is set to be held?
December 15th to December 22nd 2011

 How many foreign films are to be screened at the Bengaluru International Film Festival?

 Name one of the oldest singers who passed away recently.
Bhupen Hazarika

 Name the woman officer who became the fourth generation of a family to serve police continuously since 1921.

 What value of demand drafts to be account payee only as per RBI notification?
Above Rs.20,000

 Where is the 17th SAARC summit to be held?
Addu city in Maldives

 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

 Which banks total business has crossed Rs.25,000 crore mark recently?
City Union Bank

 Name the new cement launched by ACC specially focused for coastal areas.
Coastal Plus

 What is the validity of banks drafts, pay orders and cheques from the date of issuing, starting April 1st 2012?
3 month validity

 Who has been crowned Miss South India?
Bangalore beauty Lakhsmi Anand

 Who won the Miss World crown for 2011?
Miss Venezuela - Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colimenares

 Who won the WTA Tournament of Champions title at Bali?
Ana Ivanovic

 Who won the World Golf Championship - HSBC Champions golf tournament at Shangai?
Martin Kaymer of Germany

 Who has been approached for a motivational campaign during 2012 London Olympics?
Deepika Padukone

 Who became India's most prolific Test wicketkeeper getting past Syed Kirmani's long- standing record of 198 Test dismissals?
Mahendra Singh Dhoni with 200 dismissals

 What is the new kind of password developed by researchers for online account to helpprotect against hacking?
Picture password

 Name the CBS television commentator who died recently.
Andy Rooney

 What has been made mandatory at the time of buying motor insurance by IRDA?
Nominee name

 Where is India's largest telescope set to be placed for watching distant stars and galaxies?
Devasthal - 50km from Nanital town

 Which company has been named top Indian company for investor relations?

 Who won the Guatemala presidential election?
Otto Perez Molina

 Which country's Prime Minister made a surprise visit to Afghanistan?
Australian PM Julia Gillard

 Which award is singer Lata Mangeshkar set to receive?
K.L.Saigal award by Savitri Samiti

 Which team won gold at the World patrol meet?
Indian Army team

 Who won the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament title?
Roger Federer

 Who became the first cricketer to score 15,000 runs in test cricket?
Sachin Tendulkar

 Who has won the Ezhuthachan award (highest literary prize instituted by Kerala Government)?
M.T.Vasudevan Nair

 Which country has banned Apple iPhone?

 Who became 7th Indian to take 5 wickets on debut for India?

 Name the 1989 Nobel Prize physicist who died recently.
Norman Ramsey

 Who has been picked by Force India for Abu Dhabi's young Formula 1 driver test?
Max Chilton

 Which agreement has India and Nepal due to sign?
DTAA - Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement

 Which company recently setup its R and D centre in India for e-commerce solutions?

 Which country has been reinstated to the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification tournament?

 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

 Which Spanish bank is to setup a representative office in India to help Spanish companiesto tap into the fast growing Indian economy?

 What is the unique feature of HTC edge which is set to be released in 1st quarter of 2012?
First Quad-Core smartphone

 Which educational institutes of Britain have introduced Study of Ancient India?
Cambridge University

 Where is the Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems has been unveiled?
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

 Who has been named Greek interim Prime Minister?
Lucas Papademos

 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

 What is Australia's lowest Test cricket score in 109 years?
47 all out against South Africa in 2011

 Who became the first wicketkeeper to cross 500 catches?
Mark Boucher

 Which fund gets priority from a company under liquidation over repaying loans to secured creditors?
Employees' Provident Fund

 Name the latest Sumo variant launched by Tata Motors.
Sumo Gold
 Which Indian city is set to host the World Economic Forum's India Economic Summit?

 Name the Mexican Interior Minister who was killed in a helicopter crash recently.
Francisco Blake

 Which tennis icon won the 800th match of his career?
Roger Federer

 Which airlines recommendation to financial bail out appears to have failed?
Kingfisher Airlines

 Name the Nobel laureate who is set to lead Liberian peace initiative.
Laymah Gbowee

 Which continent is fast-emerging IT market, as the name Dark Continent fades off?

 Which scenes have been banned by Indian Government in movies and TV recently?
Smoking scenes

 What is the increased interest rate for savings in Post office in India?
4 percent

 Where has the biggest ever diamond unearthed in India?
37.68 carat diamond has been unearthed by NMDC at Panna in Madhya Pradesh

 Which country would host 18th SAARC summit in 2012?

 Name the high capacity circuit breaker launched by Siemens recently.
1200-KV SF6 circuit breaker with evacuation capacity of 8000MW

 Where is the India's first ocenarium planned?
Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra

 Who are been named athlete of the year 2011?
Usain Bolt of Jamaica and Sally Pearson of Australia

 Which country senate cleared economic reform bill recently?

 When is iPhone 4S set to launch in India?
November 25th 2011

 Which medal did India bag in Lal Bahadur Shastri Under-21 women's hockey tournament?

 Name the 'Tomorrow Never Dies' actress who is set to visit India for the Internationa Film Festival to be held in Goa from November 23rd to December 3rd 2011.
Michelle Yeoh

 Name the 1968 Noble prize for medicine winner, who died recently.
Gobind Khorana

 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

 Which country has announced USD 100 million credit facility to Maldives?

 Which stadium is set to host opening match of World Series Hockey starting on December 17th 2011?
Dhyan Chand National Stadium

 Who resigned as Italian Prime Minister recently?
Silvio Berlusconi

 Which country is set to host 2018 Commonwealth Games?

 Which city is set to host 2017 world athletic championship?

 Name the cricket writer who died recently.
Peter Roebuck

 Who won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2011?
Lewis Hamilton

 Who has been appointed as SEBI chief?

 Who won the Paris Masters 2011 title for the first time?
Roger Federer

 Who won the men's doubles Paris Masters title 2011?
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi

 Where is the Asia-Pacific summit being held?

 What is the significance of 14th November 2011 in India?
Children's day

 Which social media has Election Commission in India planned to use to educate voters?

 Mining near which famous temple has got nod from centre?
Vaishno Devi temple

 When is Goa scheduled to host Asian Beach games?

 Which Karnataka state is set to host 6th state-level cycling championship?

 Name the singer who completed 50 years as singer recently.

 Where is celebrity cricket league being promoted by Salman Khan?

 Which festival was celebrated by Oriyas in the diamond city recently?
Boita Bandana Utsav

 Name the push e-mail services that BSNL is set to provide to its mobile subscribers of all circles in India.
Bharat Berry services

 Name the marriage act that Sikh community wants Union law minister to implement in near future.
Anand Marriage Act

 Which iCon is now part of B-school curriculum?
Steve Jobs

 Name the first animated film in Kannada for children which are to be screened at the 17thedition of the International Children's Film festival in Hyderabad.
Chintu's Skool

 Name the Pakistani singer who is set to render his voice for a patriotic song for an Indian film, 498A - The Weeding gift.
Ustaad Ghulam Ali

 Who has been appointed as Prime Minister of Italy?
Mario Monti

 Name the Indian city which is connected directly to European ports.

 Who scored his 36th century in test cricket recently?
Rahul Dravid

 Who completed 22 years of playing international cricket?
Sachin Tendulkar

 What Utsav is been scheduled in Dharwad from 23rd to 25th December 2011?
Dharwad Utsav

 Which region of Madhya Pradesh has Infosys agreed to set up a development centre?

 Where the 31st India International Trade Fair (IITF) is being held?
Pragathi Maidan, New Delhi

 All ministers of which state have submitted resignations ahead of cabinet reshuffle?
Rajasthan state ministers

 Which cabinet has proposed division of Uttar Pradesh into 4 states?
Uttar Pradesh (Mayawati) cabinet

 Who is set to take over as General Motors President and MD of India operations from 1st
January 2012? Lowell Paddock

 Which Canadian city bids to host IIFA in 2013?

 Who is set to participate in 50m rifle prone event at the forthcoming 55th National shooting championships?
Nana Patekar

 Which tennis star has been named WTA player of the year?
Petra Kvitova

 Who has been selected for Swaralaya-Devarajan Master award?
KJ. Yesudas

 Which bank became the 1st lender to raise funds in offshore yuan in China?

 Which mobile carrier prepares for possible IPO in India?

 Name the e-mail prioritizer bought by facebook.

 Which company's share has iGate planned to delist?
Patni Computer

 Name the director appointed by Apple recently.
Robert A Iger

 Name the director who has been promoted as non-executive chairman serving Applesince 2000.
Arthur D Levinson

 Who is set to make debut appearance in 2012 Abu Dhabi's Golf Championship?
Tiger woods

 Name the swimmer who set the national record in 800m freestyle in a time of 8:12:57sec at the 65th Senior National Aquatic meet.
 Saurabh Sangvekar

 Which is the first professional social-networking site opened its R&D center in Bangalore?

 Who has been appointed as CEO of Cable & Wireless Worldwide(C&WW)?
John Pluthero

 Who has been appointed CEO of Swiss bank UBS?
Sergio Ermotti

 Who is the co-founder and developer of open-source social network zDiaspora who died recently?
Ilya Zhitomirskiy

 Who won gold at men's 50M free pistol at the 55th National shooting championships?
Om Prakash

 Who becomes first US president to take part in East Asian nations summit?
Barack Obama

 Who has been named as CEO of Air France?
Alexandre de Juniac

 Who is the head of European department's International Monetary Fund resigned from his post recently?
Antonio Borges

 Which are the new blackberry smart phones which runs on blackberry 7 operating system unveiled by RIM on recently?
Blackberry Bold 9790 and Blackberry Curve 9380

 Who is the founder of shoe-selling online store
Nick Swinmurn

 What is the name of the new movie starring George Clooney?
The Descendants

 What is the name of the award named after the Queen Elizabeth that would be given for the engineers for exceptional achievements in engineering?
The Queen Elizabeth Engineering Prize

 Which Spanish writer and director was honoured at an annual event by Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)?
Pedro Almodovar

 How many players have signed up for World Series hockey?
150 Indian players

 What award was Buddh International Circuit, India's first Formula One Grand Priconferred at the Professional Motorsport World Expo 2011?
Motorsport Facility of the Year

 Which tv network has bagged rights of 'Revolution 2020'?

 Who is set to be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dubai International Film Festival?

 Which Qatar based channel launched its English news channel across India on Dish TV?
Al Jazeera

 Where has the 19th ASEAN Summit begun and what is its theme?
Indonesia, "ASEAN Community in a Global Community of Nations"

 Name the android-based touch-screen handset launched by Motorola recently in India.

 Name the Afghan women and Palestinian peace activist who have been conferred the 2011 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh prize for the promotion of tolerance and non-violence, an award instituted in memory of Mahatma Gandhi.
Anarkali Honaryar and Khaled Abu Awwad

 Who accepted United Nations award for promoting peace and tolerance after a decade?
Aung San Suu Kyi

 Where has Nissan planned diesel engine unit in India?
In Chennai, inside Oragadam plant

 Which country is set to rebuild Srilanka's war-ravaged railway tracks in Northern province?

 Where the 3-day cultural festival is titled Octave 2011 held?

 Which most awaited Superfast Express was flagged off by chief minister Arjun Munda recently?
Hatia-Pune Superfast Express

 How many records were created on the inaugural day of Senior National Aquatic Championships?
4 records

 Who is the president of Karnataka State Cooperative Federation?

 Where was All India Cooperative week held in Karnataka?

 Which express was flagged off by Nagaland chief minister recently, in turn connecting Nagaland to mainland and bringing Nagaland into railway network of India?
Dimapur-Kamakhya Nagaland Express

 Name the former Philippine president who was arrested recently for electoral fraud.
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

 Against which company did Suzuki terminate its alliance recently?

 Which is the new facebook app introduced by paypal that lets people send money to other users within the facebook network?
Send money

 Which company is set to buy network access security providing company called "Avenda Systems"
Aruba Networks

 What is the name of the online game developing company which is been acquired by Sega?
Three Rings Design

 Which is the latest and the first ultrabook launched by HP recently?
HP Folio

 Name the investor whom HP inducted into its board.
Ralph Whitworth

 At what value Motorola Mobility is set to be sold to Google?
$12.5 billion

 To which UN's commission has India been re-elected and name its member?
UN's International Law Commission and Narinder Singh

 What is the prize money set for World Series Hockey?
 Rs.4 crore

 What is the market share of Indigo airlines in October which is ahead of struggling Kingfisher airlines?
19.6 percent

 Which has been recognised as world's tallest tower?
The Tokyo Sky Tree, 634-meter

 RMSI has been awarded with 'Technology Initiative of the Year' award at the 15th Asia Insurance Industry for the launch of which software?
PIER (profiler for insurance exposure and risk) software

 Who has been selected for Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2011?
Social activist Ela Bhatt

 Where has Huawei launched its Global Network Operations Centre?

 Name the England all-rounder, native of apartheid-era South Africa who died recently.
Basil D'Oliveira

 Which MotoGP giant pulled out of Motor Sports until 2014?

 Which North African country has been readmitted as member of the UN Human Rights Council?

 Which company is set to launch $1 shoe in India?

 Name the Mexican novelist and poet who died following lengthy illness just after being awarded.
Daniel Sada

 Who donated Wikipedia foundation $500,000 recently?
Google co-founder Sergei Brin

 Who won the Presidents Cup for United States?
Tiger Woods

 Which Canada-based smartphone maker is set to provide free aptitude test application on its BlackBerry phones for students in India with partnership with content providers Ipomo and mobile operator Vodafone?
Research in Motion

 Whose statue has Celebrity Wax Museum in Maharashtra unveiled?
Anna Hazare

 Who broke his own National record in the 100m freestyle event in the 65th Senior National Aquatics Championships?
Aaon Agnel D'Souza clocked 51:15

 Which writers mobile application iJaihoon, dubbed as the 'App for the eye within' was launched at the Sharajah International Book Fair 2011?
Mujeeb Jaihoon

 Which country is set to open military hospital in Tajikistan?

 Who won the men's air rifle gold in the 55th National Shooting Championships?
Abhinav Bindra

 Who won the Karnataka Badminton League 2011?
Flypower Warriors

 Who joined the elite club of Singapore christened 'Friends to Shore'?
India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru

 Who won the men's and women's kabaddi World Cup titles?

 Name Patni's ex-CEO who joined IPsoft.
Jeya Kumar

 Where in Assam is Indian Institute of Information Technology to be set up?

 Which country's firm makes highest contribution to Luxembourg Exchange?
Indian firms

 Who has been named 2015 cricket World Cup CEO?
John Harnden

 Which rank does India hold globally in Internet speed?

 Name the Vice President appointed by SAP for Asia Pacific Japan region.
Tom Kindermans

 Which Malaysian firm launched GSM mobile handset MQ3500 also called 'Quran mobile' recently. in joint venture with ENMAC Engineering

 Which PSU bank is set to re-launch mutual fund by December 2011?
Bank of India

 Which country is set to invest $2.4billion in gold production?

 Who has been appointed as cricket coach of Australia?
Mickey Arthur

 Which two Japanese stock exchanges are set to merge and create world's No.3 exchange?
Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange Co. Ltd.

 Which Union Territory has become the first among all the UTs and States in India to register 100 per cent banking coverage?
Union Territory of Puducherry

 Which search giant has launched free video service in India?

 Name the IT service Indian subsidiary company that has launched 24x7 technical support lifelines in hindi.
Belkin (Tollfree: 18004195546)

 Who has launched JaxtrSMS, a mobile application that let users to send unlimited free text messages to any other phone anywhere in the world?
Sabeer Bhatia (founder of

 Name the Pakistan ambassador to the US who resigned recently.
Hussain Haqqani

 Who is set to be honoured with C.K.Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award?
Ajit Wadekar

 Name the Indian-American who has been awarded with one of the highest civilian honours of Guyana in recognition of his role in strengthening the democracy of Guyana.
Yashpaul Soi

 Which Japanese imaging major eyeing to open 300 outlets across India's small towns?

 Which two countries signed security pact recently?
India and United Arab Emirates

 Who has been named Pakistan envoy to US?
Sherry Rehman

 Who is set to succeed Ratan Tata as Tata sons Chairman in 2012?
Cyrus P Mistry

 Name the founder and chairman of SKS Microfinance who resigned from the companies board recently.
Vikram Akula

 Which Indian cricketer is set to receive Polly Umrigar award?
Rahul Dravid

 Who resigned from the boards of News International's two news paper companies – The Sun and The Times?
James Murdoch

 Which French hotel major launched the 'ibis Bengaluru Techpark' in India, Bangalorerecently?

 Who has launched the world's first Islamic finance benchmark rate?
Thomson Reuters

 Which bollywood production house has launched YRF Entertainment in Hollywood?
Yash Raj Films

 Who completed 13,000 runs in Test cricket recently?
Rahul Dravid

 Which bank abolished penalty on pre-payment of housing loans recently?
 Who has been named most powerful Asian in UK?
Lakshmi Mittal

 Who is set to be appointed as national ambassador of United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (Unicef)?
Aamir Khan

 Name the former Kerala Ranji Trophy player who passed away recently.
Mohammed Ibrahim

 Nokia Corp has applied to delist from which stock exchange as the trading volumes of its shares fell?
Frankfurt Stock Exchange
 Which movie's screening has been banned by Tamil Nadu Government recently?
DAM 999

 Who has been appointed as special representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan?
Jan Kubis

 Name the bill that was approved by the Union Cabinet to improve efficiency and increase accountability of the corporate sector.
Companies Bill, 2011

 Name the world's first ever Android tablet launched for kids.
Nabi, launched by Fuhu

 Who became the 3rd Indian to score a century and take 5-wickets in the same test?
Ravichandran Ashwin

 Whose statues were unveiled by the Celebrity Wax Museum at Lonavla in Pune recently?
Cricketer Kapil Dev and Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal

 Who is the Prime Minister designate for Egypt?
Kamal Ganzouri

 What is the downgraded credit rating of Belgium?
AA from AA+

 Which African nation is on first poll since constitutional reforms?

 Which television broadcaster is set to launch dedicated F1 High Definition channel?
Sky Sports

 Which country's Prime Minister won 2nd term recently?
New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key

 Name the online education service launched for its landline broadband customers recently.
Topper Education

 Name the bank which has launched MobileBank Accounts in association with Vodafone's m-paisa.

 Who won the ATP World Tour Finals title?
Roger Federer

 Who won the Brazilian Grand Prix 2011?
Mark Webber

 Name the Sarangi player who passed away recently.
Ustad Sultan Khan

 Name the Brazilian director who was participating in Goa International Film Festival of India died recently.
Oscar Maron Filho

 Who was the shooter who clinched gold medal equaling the world record in team event at the Asian Shotgun Championship in Kuala Lumpur?
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

 Who has been nominated by Russia's ruling party to run for President in March 2012 election?
Vladimir Putin

 Which state's HIV infection among pregnant women has reduced to less than one percent recently?
Andhra Pradesh

 Which 3 Indian states are set to get high courts?
Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya

 Which Indian cricketer has been chosen for the Dilip Sardesai award?
Ravichandran Ashwin

 Who is set to be appointed as Morocco's first-ever Prime Minister?
Abdelilah Benkirane

 Name the Britain's most daring film-maker who passed away recently.
Ken Russell

 Which stock exchange launched operations on NSE to become the only stock exchange in India to offer facility to trade on 3 trading platforms - BSE, NSE and CSE with a single membership?
Calcutta Stock Exchange

 Which country has overtaken India in BPO sector?

 Which country's financial markets are set to be closed for 3 days ahead of new Islami Hijri year 1433 as the country celebrate its 40th anniversary?
United Arab Emirates

 Name the Jnanpith award winning Assame litterateur who died recently.
Indira Goswami

 Name the American Airlines parent who have filed for bankruptcy in the US.
AMR Corp

 Which country's IT companies are set to ban emails in office?

 Which painter's documentary is set to be screened at the 42nd International Film Festivalof India?
M.F.Husain's documentary

 Name the Formula One world champion who is set to return to Formula One racing in 2012.
Kimi Raikkonen

 Name the Multi-purpose vehicle that Maruti is set to unveil at the Delhi Auto Expo in January 2012.
Ertiga (which means 3 rows in Indonesia)

 Which university has bagged 'Best Usage Award' among Indian Universities for 2010 from Springer eBooks and e-Journals?
Bharathidasan University

 Who is on historic Myanmar visit?
Secreatary of state Hillary Clinton

 Who has been named best European investment banker of the year?
Anshu Jain

 Name the ball developed by Adidas which would be the official ball of the Euro 2012European Football Championship.
Tango 12

 Which company has launched triple sim mobile with Analog TV in India?

 Which telecom service provider touched 50 million customers mark in Africa recently?

 Name the Guyana born US resident who has been elected as the international president of the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO).
Ashook Ramsaran

 Name the telecom giant from New York who was awarded with Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award on the eve of Late Indira Gandhi's 94th birthday.

 Who is crowned Miss India World 2012? Vanya Mishra

 Where in Arunachal Pradesh Reserve Bank of India is planning to open its office? Itanagar

 Which Indian state passed Rs.201.05 crore deficit budget for the financial year 2012-13? Arunachal Pradesh

 Which part of India could possibly head towards 2nd green revolution with substantial increase in rice production? Eastern states

 When is the Earth Hour 2012 will be observed? March 31st 2012 (8:30pm to 9:30pm)

 To mark the 150th birth anniversary of which personality has the Bengali Association of Jharkhand will celebrate 3-day 13th Bangla Sanskritik Mela from April 13th 2012? Swami Vivekananda

 Who has been named president of Pay Pal unit to replace Scott Thompson? David Marcus

 Which IPL cricket team signed up with UNICEF in a bid to support the adolescent girls in India? Delhi Daredevils

 Who is named as Peace ambassador of world religious Parliament? Pt.Arjun Prasad Bastola

 Who is appointed as Wipro‟s banking head? Rajan Kohli

 Where in India 3-day gaming carnival will be held from 6th of April 2012? Ayatti Resort, Greater Noida

 Who was named as the winner of the Templeton Prize 2012 for his contribution to affirming life‟s spiritual dimension? Dalai Lama

 Name the bill passed against conduct of any constitutional authority in India. Judicial Accountability Bill

 What 2 agreements were signed by the development banks of BRICS countries to boost trade within BRICS nations? Providing credit facility in local currencies and Facilitating confirmation of multilateral Letter of Credit

 Name the Malaysian financial services group who would deploy the banking solution of Tata Consultancy Services. AmBank

 Where in India Guru Gobind Singh refinery will be inaugurated in April 2012? Bathinda, Southwest Punjab

 Name the company that Titan Energy has partnered with, to offer EPC services and solar power project development solutions. Ortiz Energia, a subsidiary of Spain‟s Group Ortiz

 Which magazine named N.R.Narayana Murthy among the 12 greatest entrepreneurs? Fortune magazine

 Name the Chinese President who is in India on a 2-day visit to participate in the BRICS summit 2012. Hu Jintao

 What value of funding has been approved by world bank for the Rajasthan agricultural competitiveness project in India? $109 million

 With which Chinese company did suzlon tie up to develop 800 MW of domestic and international projects over the next 3 years? CGN Wind Energy Co.

 To which company Sify Technologies Limited will sell its entire stake in MF Global Sify Securities India Pvt. Ltd.? PhillipCapital Group, Singapore-based financial services company

 Which 2 states in India has the production of rice doubled? Bihar and Jharkhand

 Which Indian state marks 100 years and set to celebrate it with a fashion show called “Silks of Bihar”? Bihar

 Which IT and network technologies has planned to setup mobile communication system development centre in India? NEC Corporation

 Which company‟s Indian mutual fund business would L&T Finance acquire? Fidelity

 Who is appointed as chairman of Haldia Petrochemicals? Kolkata‟s industry minister Partha Chatterjee

 Which Sheffield based independent wholesale distributor of commercial vehicle parts and accessories did TVS Group acquire? Universal Components

 Where in India the Para Athletics National Championship 2012 held which is also a selection trial for London Paralympics? Bangalore

 Where in Kenya oil has been discovered for the first time? Ngamia-1 in Turkana County

 What is the increased interest rate on small savings scheme such as PPF and NSC applicable from 1st April 2012? PPF – 8.8% from 8.6% NSC – 8.9% from 8.7%

 Name the website launched to facilitate job prospects for Jammu and Kashmir youths.

 Who won 2nd silver medal in the men‟s 50m rifle three position at the Amir of Kuwait International Shooting Grand Prix? Gagan Narang

 Name the new tax norms which will come into effect from April 1st 2012. GAAR – General Anti-Avoidance Rules

 Which 2 banking facilities would not require signature attestation instead only thumb impression as per RBI? Fixed deposits and Opening a bank locker

 Who was elected as Speaker of the Uttarkhand Assembly after defeating Harbans Kapoor by 8 votes? Govind Singh Kunjwal

 Who has replaced Subhinder Singh Prem as Managing Director for Adidas Group India? Claus Heckerott

 Which state will get its first commercial dairy for processing of camel milk into various products in Kutch district once the provision is made in its 2012-13 budget? Gujarat

 Who won the Malaysian GP 2012? Fernando Alonso

 Who recently visited Korean demilitarised zone? US President – Barack Obama

 Name the polish lady who did her PhD. in Sanskrit and then translated Bhagavad Gita into Polish recently. Anna Racinska

 Name the boxers who won gold medals at the 6th Asian Boxing Championships in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. MC.Mary Kom and L.Sarita Devi

 Where in Chennai is the 2nd airport is to be setup? Sriperumbudur

 Which actor passed away as the Kerala Government selected him for J.C.Daniel award for his contributions to the Malayalam industry? Jose Prakash

 Name the company that launched Android tablet Ira costing Rs.4,000. Wishtel

 Which group of students scoring 90% and above could seek admission in undergraduate courses at Oxford University? CBSE and ISC

 To which Asian country are Indian oil companies set to export petroleum products? Pakistan

 Name the Padma Bhushan awardeee who was honoured with „Proclamation by the City of New York‟. Shabana Azmi

 What is the validity period for cheques and bank drafts in India from 1st April 2012? 3 months from the date of issue
 What is the all-time high of Cardamom export during April-January fiscal? 3,900 tonnes valued at Rs.308.32 crore

 Name the company that launched Android tablet Ira costing Rs.4,000. Wishtel

 Undergraduate courses at Oxford University? CBSE and ISC

 To which Asian country are Indian oil companies set to export petroleum products? Pakistan

 Name the Padma Bhusahn awardeee who was honoured with „Proclamation by the City of New York‟. Shabana Azmi

 What is the validity period for cheques and bank drafts in India from 1st April 2012? 3 months from the date of issue

 What is the all-time high of Cardamom export during April-January fiscal? 3,900 tonnes valued at Rs.308.32 crore

 What amount of loan for education has been offered to India by world bank? $500 million

 64 years after Independence which state saw a locomotive train for the first time? Manipur (12km from Jiribam to Dholakhal)

 Longding became the 17th district of which Indian state? Arunachal Pradesh

 Name the 3 state-run power companies from Gujarat which bagged gold and brozen shields at the National Awards for Meritorious Performance in Power Sector. Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Ltd. (UGVCL), Gujarat Energy Transmission Company Ltd. (GETCO) and Madhya Gujarat Vij Company Ltd. (MGVCL)

 Israeli Government is planning to setup 3 agricultural excellence centres in which Indian state? Gujarat

 Who has been nominated for World bank President post by US President? Korean-American Physician-Anthropologist Jim Yong Kim

 Which team won the cricket Asia Cup 2012? Pakistan

 Which Dubai-based airlines is open to investing in India as the Government is considering allowing foreign airlines? Emirates group

 Which European nation was hit by 24-hour strike against austerity measures agreed by the Government in return for an international bailout? Portugal

 Expand – NBFC Non-Banking Finance Companies

 Name the U.S. author who won the 8th annual Story prize for short fiction – “We Others”. Steven Millhauser

 Which British newspaper won the annual Press Awards – the Oscars of British Journalism? Daily Mail (Newspaper and Website of the year)

 Who has been named for Dada Saheb Phalke award? Soumitra Chatterjee

 Who has been named India‟s Glam Diva? Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra

 Who is chosen for the NTR National Film Award 2010? South Indian Actress Sharada

 Who was adjudged boldest business person of the year 2011 at the Financial Times ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards? Michael Woodford

 Name the Goa Tourism minister who died of heart attack recently? Matanhy Saldanha

 At what swap ratio did Tech Mahindra buyout Mahindra Satyam? 2:17

 In amended divorce bill who would be given power to reduce or waive off the cooling period? Court i.e. Judge

 Which mircoblogging site is popularly known as „SMS of the internet‟ which turned 6 years in March 2012? Twitter

 Expand – NPCI National Payment Corporation of India

 Name the 6 Indian brands among world‟s 500 best brands as per global consultancy firm „Brand Finance‟. Tata, Airtel, State Bank of India, Reliance, Indian Oil Corporation and Infosys

 Name the laptop launched by Dell priced at Rs.79,900. XPS13 Ultrabook

 On which city Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa is planning a novel? Peruvian city of Piura

 Which Indian city has been selected as city of focus at the Toronto International Film Festival 2012? Mumbai

 In which stock exchange has RCom filed IPO for Flag Telecom? Singapore Stock Exchange

 At what value and which company is United Parcel Service is set to buy? TNT Express for $6.85 billion

 As Jet Airways discontinues JetLite, which company it is set to merge? JetKonnect

 Name the hockey player who was declared the winner of „Survivor India‟. Raj Rani


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Which article the parliament has been authorized to establish or abolish State Legislative Council? 169.

Which article the parliament has been authorized to establish or abolish State Legislative Council? 169.

When was the first coalition experiment at the Centre in independent India took place? 1977.

The original constitution fixed the voting age at 21 to 18 years through an amendment to the Constitution carried out in 1989.

Constitution (61st Amendment) Act, 1989: It lowers the voting age from 21 to 18 to give wider representation and involve the present day literate youth, in the mainstream of political life of the nation.

Which is the first country in the world guaranted right to information?Sweden

Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy form of government and a highly developed economy. Sweden has the world's eighth highest per capita income. In 2011, it ranked fourth in the world in The Economist'Democracy Index and tenth in the United NationsHuman Development Index (third on the inequality-adjusted HDI). In 2010, the World Economic Forum ranked Sweden as the second most competitive country in the world, after Switzerland

Wednesday, November 28, 2012