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  1. 1. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND CURRENT AFFAIRS by : DR. T.K. JAIN AFTERSCHO ☺ OL centre for social entrepreneurship sivakamu veterinary hospital road bikaner 334001 rajasthan, india FOR – PGPSE / CSE PARTICIPANTS [email_address] mobile : 91+9414430763
  2. 2. My words..... My purpose here is to give a few questions on general knowledge and current affairs . I welcome your suggestions. I also request you to help me in spreading social entrepreneurship across the globe – for which I need support of you people – not of any VIP. With your help, I can spread the ideas – for which we stand....
  3. 3. Who wrote A tale of two cities ? Charles Dickens
  4. 4. Who is father of economics ? Adam Smith
  5. 5. First talkie movie made in India ? Alam Ara made in 1931 by A. Irani
  6. 6. What was the major decision of Supreme court in favour of women officers in Air Force ? On March 12, 2010, in a path-breaking judgement, the Delhi High Court has directed the Centre to offer within two months Permanent Commission (PC) to Short Service Commissioned (SSC) women officers of the Air Force and the Army at par with male SSC officers
  7. 7. What is the major tie up with the US by India ? India and the United States have reached a deal on reprocessing American-origin spent nuclear fuel to be supplied to India under the landmark civil nuclear agreement signed in September 2008.
  8. 8. What is the decision on supreme court on reservation on the basis of religion ? On March 25, 2010, the Supreme Court okayed religion-based reservation in government jobs and educational institutes in Andhra Pradesh but referred the matter to a constitution bench to decide on its constitutional validity.
  9. 9. What is the status of women's reservation bill ? Fourteen years after it was envisaged, the Rajya Sabha, on March 10, 2010, passed the landmark Women’s Reservation Bill that will pave the way for reserving 33 per cent seats for women in Parliament and State Assemblies.
  10. 10. What is the health care law of the US ? On March 23, 2010, US President Barack Obama signed into law the landmark Health Care Bill that introduces sweeping reforms in the USA’s healthcare system, health insurance exchanges will be created, a competitive marketplace, where uninsured people and small businesses will finally be able to purchase affordable quality insurance.It will also lower costs for families and for businesses and for the federal government, reducing deficit by over $1 trillion in the next two decades.
  11. 11. How is RBI helping IMF ? The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has signed an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to purchase notes worth up to $10 billion to improve the ability of the international lender to provide timely and effective balance-of-payment assistance
  12. 12. Has India signed Copenhagen Pact ? Yes, On March 9, 2010, India and China formally backed the Climate Change Accord hammered out in Copenhagen in 2009, calling for voluntary cut in greenhouse gas emissions.
  13. 13. Which country has Google left recently ? Late on March 23, 2010 night, the Internet giant Google shut its Chinese website and shifted its search engine services to uncensored Hong Kong
  14. 14. Which terrorist has recently accepted his guilt in the US regarding Mumbai Attacks ? In a volte-face, Pakistani-American LeT operative David Coleman Headley, accused of plotting the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and conspiring to target a Danish newspaper, has pleaded guilty before a US court.
  15. 15. When is world water day celebrated ? World Water Day is observed on March 22 every year to focus attention on the importance of fresh-water
  16. 16. What is the limit on gratuity payment now ? The ceiling for payment of gratuity to private sector employees has been raised from Rs 3.5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh.
  17. 17. Who are the world's smallest and tallest persons ? He Pingping of China, at 2 feet 5 inches is the world’s shortest man and Sultan Kosen of Turkey, at 8 feet 1 inches is the tallest man.
  18. 18. Which country has least pollution as per EPI (environment pollution index) ? Iceland India and China rank 123rd and 121st in pollution control, respectively
  19. 19. What is solar mission ? Prime Minister Manmohan Singh launched India’s Solar Energy Mission (named Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission) on January 11, 2010. The main aim of the mission is to help generate 20,000 MW of solar power by 2022.
  20. 20. What is Hybus? Ashok Leyland has launched India’s first electric plug-in CNG hybrid bus, named Hybus.
  21. 21. What is HDI ? Human development Index. India’s HDI, which was 0.530 in 1996, rose to 0.605 in 2006, while GDI score improved from 0.514 in 1996 to 0.590 in a decade GDI = gender development index GEM = gener empowerment measure
  22. 22. When is Army Day celebrated ? Army Day is celebrated on January 15.
  23. 23. Which Indian institute is among the top 20 business schools in the world ? As per the Financial Times. ISB hyderabad has improved its position to bag the 12th spot on the list of top 100 B-Schools across the globe in 2010. The London School of Business topped the list
  24. 24. Who is president of Srilanka ? On January 27, 2010, Mahinda Rajapska emerged victorious in the bitterly-fought first post-LTTE era Presidential elections
  25. 25. What is TKDL ? Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL). Managed by the CSIR, TKDL is a computerised database of documented information available in Indian texts, relating to Indian systems of medicine. Over 10 years, more than 2 lakh formulations of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Yoga have been documented under the TKDL.
  26. 26. What is ASIA FREE TRADE ZONE ? On January 1, 2010, China and 10 South-east Asian nations ushered in the world’s third-largest free-trade area.
  27. 27. Who won medals for India in ISSF world cup shooting ? ISSF World Cup World champion marksman Manavjit Singh Sandhu lived up to his top billing and clinched the trap gold in the ISSF World Cup at Acapulco, Mexico. Another Indian, Anirudh Singh also impressed by entering his first ever World Cup final with a score of 122.
  28. 28. Which team won Deodhar Trophy in Cricket ? North Zone beat West Zone by 49 runs to win the Deodhar Trophy cricket tournament. The final was played at Vadodara.
  29. 29. Who was FIFA World Player of Year in 2009-10? Argentine and Barcelona football star Lionel Messi has been named World Player of the Year, while Portuguese and Real Madrid icon Cristiano Ronaldo has secured the Puskas Goal of the Year gong.
  30. 30. Who won SAARC Environment Award, 2010? Environmentalist Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal has been selected for the award for setting new milestones in the field of environment, especially his initiative on cleaning the Kali Bein rivulet passing through Kapurthala, Punjab.
  31. 31. Who won Saraswati Samman, 2009? “Lafzan Di Dargah”, a poetry collection in Punjabi by Surjit Patar, has been awarded the 19th Saraswati Samman for 2009.
  32. 32. Who won the Oscar Awards, 2010? Best Movie: The Hurt Locker. Best Director: Kathyrn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker). She has become the first woman director to win the honour. Best Actor: Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart). Best Actress: Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side). Best Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique. Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz. Best Animated Movie: Up Best Foreign Film: The Secret in Their Eyes (Argentina).
  33. 33. Who won Chameli Devi Jain Award, 2009? The award for an outstanding woman media-person has been shared by Shoma Chaudhary, executive editor of Tehelka, Delhi and Monalisa Changkija , Editor of Nagaland Page, Dimapur.
  34. 34. Who won the Mother Teresa Award, 2010? UGC chairman Sukhadeo Thorat has been given the prestigious Mother Teresa Lifetime Achievement Award for 2010. Thorat, who has authored 21 publications, has been instrumental in introducing several academic and administrative reforms in higher education during ongoing XIth plan.
  35. 35. When did India launch Brahmos ? On March 21, 2010, India joined the league of select nations to have a ‘manoeuvrable’ supersonic cruise missile when it successfully test-fired the vertical-launch version of 290-km range BrahMos from a warship in the Bay of Bengal off the Orissa coast.
  36. 36. When did Big bang replication experiments take place ? 30 March 2010 The collision was orchestrated at around in the world’s largest particle collider, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva. They will be able to get the fabled Higgs boson—popularly called ‘God Particle'
  37. 37. Did Chandrayaan-I find ice on moon? The success story of Chandrayaan-I, the maiden Indian moon mission, turned a new chapter with the discovery of ice deposits on the moon by an American payload aboard the spacecraft.
  38. 38. What is the slogan of Census 2011 ? The slogan of Census 2011 is 'Our Census, Our Future'.
  39. 39. What is NPR ? National Population Register (NPR) is a unique mechanism to record biometric particulars of the entire populace of India. The work on the project will start in April 2010 and is expected to complete by September 2010.
  40. 40. What is cloud computing ? cloud computing stores data and applications on the internet. Users do not have to invest in hardware (reducing costs considerably) and maintenance experts. They can simply pull up applications when needed and use them like we use utilities, for example electricity. Most players provide these services for free for individual users. For enterprise users, it’s generally a paid subscription-based model.
  41. 41. What is CSAT ? The Union government has decided to replace the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination with the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT), which will test candidates on their aptitude and analytical abilities rather than their ability to memorise. The CSAT is expected to come into effect from 2011.
  42. 42. What is maximum strength of parliament ? Lok Sabha = 545 Rajya Sabha = 250
  43. 43. What is India's rank in Economic freedom ? With an economic freedom score of 53.8, India has been rated the 124th freest economy in the world, according to the 16th Annual Index of Economic Freedom, released by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. Hong Kong and Singapore finished 1st and 2nd in the rankings
  44. 44. Who was the first president of INC (indian national congress)? W.C.Bannerji
  45. 45. Who was the president of INC (indian national congress) in 1907? Surat session= Rasbehari Ghosh
  46. 46. When did Sri M.K.Gandhi ji became president of INC for the first time ? 1924 at Belgaon Session
  47. 47. Who was the first woman President of INC ? 1917 Calcutta Session = Annie Besant
  48. 48. Who was the first Indian woman President? 1925 Kanpur Session Sarojini Naidu
  49. 49. When Gandhi ji openly opposed Subhash Chandra Bose in INC ? 1939 Tripuri Session S.C.Bose was re-elected but had to resign due to protest by Gandhiji (as Gandhiji supported Dr.Pattabhi Sitaramayya). Rajendra Prasad was appointed in his place.
  50. 50. When was the first National Planning committee set up by INC (to suggest plan for the then British government ruling on India) 1938 Haripura Session a National Planning Committed was set-up underJ.L.Nehru S.C Bose was the president
  51. 51. When was Poorna Swaraj resolution was passed? 1929 Lahore Session, J.L.Nehru was the president
  52. 52. Who wrote Anand Math? Bankim C. Chatterji
  53. 53. Who wrote The Indian Struggle S.C. Bose
  54. 54. Who wrote Poverty & Un-British Rule in India ? Dadabhai Naoroji
  55. 55. Who wrote Neel Darpan ? Dinbandhu Mitra
  56. 56. Who wrote Hind Swaraj ? M.K. Gandhi
  57. 57. Who wrote The Discovery of India ? J.L. Nehru
  58. 58. Who wrote The Indian War of Independence ? V.D. Savarkar
  59. 59. Who wrote Unhappy India ? Lala Lajpat Rai
  60. 60. Who wrote A Nation in the Making ? S.N. Banerji
  61. 61. Who wrote Satyarth Prakash ? Swami Dayanand
  62. 62. Who wrote A Gift of Monotheists ? Ram Mohan Roy
  63. 63. Who wrote Pather Panchali? Bibhuti Bhushan Banerji
  64. 64. Who wrote My Indian Years ? Lord Hardinge II
  65. 65. Who wrote Pakhtoon ? Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (Seemant Gandhi)
  66. 66. Who wrote Ghulam Giri? Jyotiba Phule
  67. 67. Who wrote Causes of the Indian Mutiny? Sir Syyed Ahmed Khan
  68. 68. Who wrote Problems of the East ? Lord Curzon
  69. 69. Who wrote Economic History of India? R.C. Dutt
  70. 70. How many mahajanpadas were there in ancient India ? 16 Kashi Kosala Kuru, Panchal, Gandharva , Sursen, Kamboj, Avanti, Assaka Anga Magadh , Matsya, vatsya Vajji Malla Chedi
  71. 71. Which law Ended of Dual government appointed Governor of Bengal to be the Governor-General of British territories of India and Establishment of Supreme Court in Calcutta. Regulating Act 1773
  72. 72. What was the India's first newspaper(started by J.K.Hikki) Bengal Gazette(1780)
  73. 73. What were the newspapers started by Tilak ? Kesari & Maratha
  74. 74. Who had started Amrita Bazar Patrika ? Sisir Kumar Ghosh and Motilal Ghosh
  75. 75. Who had started newspaper Vande Mataram? Aurobindo Ghosh
  76. 76. Who had started the Statesman? Robert Knight
  77. 77. Who had started The Hindu ? Vir Raghavacharya and G.S.Aiyar
  78. 78. Who had started Comrade ? Mohammed Ali
  79. 79. Who had started Mooknayak? B.R.Ambedkar
  80. 80. What were the names of newspapers started by Gandhiji ? Young India Nav Jeewan Harizan
  81. 81. Who had started the Hindustan Times ? K.M.Pannikar
  82. 82. What were the names of newspapers started by Annie Besant ? New India Commonweal
  83. 83. Who had started Yugantar ? Bhupendranath Datta and Barinder Kumar Ghosh
  84. 84. Who had started Bombay Chronicle ? Firoze Shah Mehta
  85. 85. Who had started Al – Hilal, and Al-Bilagh? Molana Abdul Kalam Azad
  86. 86. When did partition of Bengal take place ? Lord Curzon on Oct 16, 1905, through a royal Proclamation, reducing the old province of Bengal in size by creating East Bengal and Assam out of rest of Bengal.
  87. 87. When did INC start ? Indian National Congress (INC) started in 1985 by A.O. Hume and in the first session there were 72 delegates and the president was Wyomesh Chandra Bannerjee
  88. 88. When was Ghadar Party of India started ? 1913 : Formed by Lala Hardayal, Taraknath Das and Sohan Singh Bhakna.
  89. 89. What was Komagata Maru ? It was the name of a ship which carried a shipload of Sikh and Muslim immigrants from Punjab to Vancouver, Canada.But Canadian Govt. Didnt allow them and they had to return back to Kolkata and they faced lots of hardships. 22 of them died.
  90. 90. When was Swaraj adopted as goal of INC (IndianNational Congress)? In Dec 1906 at Calcutta, the INC under Dadabhai Naoroji adopted 'Swaraj' (Self- govt) as the goal of Indian people.
  91. 91. What was Indigo Revolt 1859 - 60 ? In this, the peasants were forced to grow indigo in their lands unwillingly by the European factory-owners.
  92. 92. Which Europian country set up factory first time in India ? Portugese The Portuguese voyager Vasco da Gama reached Calicut on May 17, 1498. At that time Calicut was ruled by a king named Zamorin. Vasco da Gama's voyage was successful in establishing a sea route from Europe to India that would permit trade with the Far East, without the use of the costly and unsafe Silk Road caravan routes, of the Middle East and Central Asia. In 1502, he established a factory at Cochin.
  93. 93. When did East India company start ? The English East India Company was formed in 1599, and was given the royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth I in 1600 to trade in the east. Captain William Hawkins stayed in Jahangir's court from 1609-1611. But he failed to get the king's permission to erect a factory at Surat. Captain Middleton succeeded in this effort in 1611.Finally they started factory in Surat in 1613.
  94. 94. When did S.C. Bose start Azad Hind Fauz ? (Indian National Army) On 1 Sep, 1942 He establish the Indian National Army 'Azad Hind Fauj
  95. 95. When was first free India government proclaimed (by S.C. Bose) ? 21 Oct, 1943 Subhash Chandra Bose proclaimed the formation of the Provisonal Government of Free India.
  96. 96. Match these : Mahatma Gandhi Raj Ghat J.L.Nehru Shantivan B.R. Ambedkar Chaithrabhoomi Indira Gandhi Shaktisthal Charan Singh Kisan Ghat answer : they are all matched
  97. 97. Match these : Rajiv Gandhi Virbhoomi Morarji Desai Abhay Ghat Gulzari Lai Nanda Narayan Ghat Jagjivan Ram Samatasthal L.B. Shastri Vijay Ghat Zail Singh Ektasthal answer : they are all matched
  98. 98. Who got Bharat Ratna for the first time (1954) ? Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888 - 1975) Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari (1878 - 1972) Dr.Chandrasekhar Venkatraman (1888 - 1970)
  99. 99. Who got Bharat Ratna in 2001 ? Latha Mangeshkar Bismilla Khan
  100. 100. Name the non-Indians who got Bharat Ratna ? Seemant Gandhi (1987) Nelson Mendala (1990)
  101. 101. Name the Indian Prime Ministers who got Bharat Ratna ? Nehru ji Indira Gandhi Rajiv Gandhi MorarjiDesai Gulzari Lal Nanda Lal Bahadur Shashtri
  102. 102. Name the former presidents who got Bharat ratna awards ? Radhakrishnan, Rajendra Prasad, V.V Giri, Zakir Husain
  103. 103. Name the famous persons who got Bharat Ratna awards posthumously? (other than those mentioned earlier) Abdul kalam Azad, Aruna Asaf Ali, J.P. Narayan, Gopinath Bordoloi, Sardar Vallab Bhai Patel, Amdedkar, MGR,
  104. 104. Who was the first English President of INC ? 1888 year Allahabad session George Yule
  105. 105. Who was the president of INC at the time of Re-union of the Congress? 1916 Lucknow Session A.C.Majumdar
  106. 106. Who was the youngest president in pre-independent India in INC ? 1923 year Delhi (sp.session) Abdul Kalam Azad
  107. 107. Who was the first Muslim President of INC? 1887 Madras Session (chennai) Badruddin Tyyabji
  108. 109. Download links for general knowledge
  109. 110. What was poona pact ? Agreement between gandhi ji and Ambedkar on 25 sept. 1932 it is the starting point of reservation system formally approved by Gandhi ji
  110. 111. What is communal award ? It was give by Ramsay Mac Donald the prime minister of UK to divide India on caste basis. It was made on 14 august 1932 Gandhi ji opposed it this award gave representations on basis of caste / religion / depressed caste etc.
  111. 112. What was gandhi irwin pact ? On 5 March 1931, there was agreement between Gandhi ji and Irwin. After this Congress joined 2 nd round table conference. The credit for this goes to Sapru and Jayakar
  112. 113. When were the Universities of Calcutta, Bombay and Madras were established The Universities of Calcutta, Bombay and Madras were established in 1857.
  113. 114. When was first census in India ? For the first time in Indian history, a census was held in 1871.
  114. 115. What did Lytton did in 1877? He Organised the Grand 'Delhi Durbar' in 1877 to decorate Queen Victoria with the title of 'Kaiser I Hind'.
  115. 116. What wrong did Lytton did in 1878? Vernacular Press Act (1878).
  116. 117. Lord Hardings did something important in 1911 ? what did he do ? Partition of Bengal was cancelled (1911), capital shifted from Calcutta to Delhi (1911). Partition of Bengal was announced to come in force fom Oct 16, 1906.
  117. 118. When was Muslim League founded On 31 Dec, 1906 Muslim League was founded at Decca.
  118. 119. When did Tilak start Indian Home Rule League ? On 28 Apr, 1916 B.G. Tilak founded Indian Home Rule League with its headquarters at Poona. On 25 Sep, 1916 Another Home Rule League started by Annie Besant.
  119. 120. Name the first major movement by Gandhi ji in India In Apr 1917 Mahatma Gandhi launched the Champaran campaign in Bihar to focus attention on the grievances of indigo planters.
  120. 121. What was the first major trade union of India ? In 1920 First meeting of the All India Trade Union Congress, (under Narain Malhar Joshi).
  121. 122. When did Jallianwala Bagh tragedy take place ? 13 Apr, 1919
  122. 123. How did Bhagat Singh express his dissent ? On 8 Apr, 1929 Bhagot Singh and Batukeshwai Dutt throw bomb in the Central Legislative Assembly (no one was hurt) on 23 Mar, 1931 Bhagat Singh, Sukh Dev and Rajguru were executed.
  123. 124. When did quit India movement start ? On 11 Aug, 1942 Quit India movement began the Great Aug Uprising.
  124. 125. What was the last day of Britishers in India ? 15 August 1947 Mountbatten was the last viceroy. on 3 Jun, 1947 Mountbatten Plan was announced for the partion of India and the announcement (Jun 4 that transfer to power will take place on Aug 15.
  125. 126. When did Alexander defeat Porus in the Battle of Hydaspas? 326 bc
  126. 127. When did Ashoka defeat Kalinga in the Kalinga War 261 bc
  127. 128. What was the year of First Battle of Tarain in which Prithviraj Chauhon defeated Mohammed Ghori 1191 a d
  128. 129. What was the year of Battle of Chausa in which Sher Shah Suri defeated Humayun. 1539
  129. 130. What was the year of First Battle of Panipat in which Babar defeated Ibrahim Lodhi. 1526
  130. 131. What was the year of Battle of Chhandwar in which Mohd. Ghori defeated Jaichandra of Kannauj. 1194
  131. 132. What was the year of Second Battle of Panipat in which Bairam Khan (representing Akbar) defeated Hemu. 1556
  132. 133. What was the year of Battle of Haldighati in which Akbar defeated Maharana Pratap. 1576
  133. 134. When did Raja Jai Singh defeat Shivaji and the Treaty of Purandar signed. 1665
  134. 135. What was the year of Battle of Plassey in which the English forces (under Robert Cive) defeated Siraj-ud-daula, the Nawab of Bengal. 1757
  135. 136. What was the year of Battle of Wandiwash in which the English forces defeated the French forces. 1760
  136. 137. What was the year of Third Battle of Panipat in which Ahmed Shah Abdali defeated the Marathas. 1761
  137. 138. What was the year of Battle of Buxar in which the English under Munro defeated the alliance of Nawab Mir Qasim of Bengal, Nawab Shuja-ud-daula of Awadh and Mughal emperor Shah Alam. 1764
  138. 139. What were the years of First Anglo Mysore War in which Hyder Ali defeated the English forces. 1767-69
  139. 140. What were the years of First Anglo Maratha War in which the British were defeated. 1766-69
  140. 141. What was the year of Second Anglo Mysore War. Hyder Ali died during the battle (1782) and the field was taken by his son Tipu Sultan. The war concluded with the Treaty of Mangalore (1784). 1780-84
  141. 142. What was the year of Third Anglo Mysore War in which Tipu Sultan was defeated. The Treaty of Serirangapatnam followed. 1789-92
  142. 143. What was the year of Fourth Anglo Mysore War in which Tipu was defeated and killed. 1799
  143. 144. What were the years of Second Anglo Afghan War in which the English suffered losses. 1868-80
  144. 145. What were the years of Third Anglo Afghan War in which the English, though victorious, did not benefit from the war. 1919-21
  145. 146. When was the First Independence Day (although India was not independent at that time ) observed in India? 26 Jan, 1930
  146. 147. When did Gandhi ji start Dandi march ? On 12 Mar, 1930 Mahatma Gandhi launched the Civil Disobedience movement with his epic Dandi Mar (Mar 12 to Apr 6). First phase of the Civil Disobedience movement: Mar 12, 1930 to Mar 5, 1931.
  147. 148. Who won the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships beating Mikhail Youzhny (7-5, 5-7, 6-3) in the final? Novak Djokovic
  148. 149. Which Club retained the League Cup with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa at Wembley Stadium in London? Manchester United.
  149. 150. Which team won IPL – 3 ? Chennai Super King
  150. 151. Name the motor company, which has announced a recall of 540,000 vehicles across the world to repair faulty brake pedals and fuel gauges? Nissan Motor Co.
  151. 152. Which moble maker changed the batteries of its customers , when there was complaint about battery – world wide ? Nokia
  152. 153. The murder of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pramod Mahajan, who was sentenced to life imprisonment, died in a Thane hospital in Mumbai? Pravin Mahajan.
  153. 154. Who has won Dance India Dance – 2 ? Shakti
  154. 155. Libya has recently decided to impose a total embargo on all economic and commercial exchanges with a country in Western Europe. Which is that country? Switzerland
  155. 156. Who scored maximum runs in IPL 3 ? Sachin Tendulkar
  156. 157. Who became the first female to win a Best Director Oscar award? Kathryn Bigelow (Film: The Hurt Locker)
  157. 158. Three Indians who have been named among Asia's eight top power women by American broadcaster CNN? Sonia Gandhi, Congress president, Chanda Kochhar, ICICI Bank head Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo chief executive
  158. 159. Former India captain and legendary all-rounder who was inducted into the Cricket Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at the ICC headquarters in Dubai? Kapil Dev
  159. 160. Former chairman of Dena Bank and Press Trust of India who passed away recently after prolonged illness? Pravinchandra V. Gandhi
  160. 161. Who is the husband of Sania Mirza ? Shoab Malik
  161. 162. Indian cricketer who has been named the Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)? Sachin Tendulkar
  162. 163. New IPL commissioner replacing Lalit Modi ? Chirayu Amin
  163. 164. India signed some major defence deals with a country on March 12, 2010 and as part of these defence and energy deals, that country will build 16 nuclear reactors in India. Which is that country? Russia.
  164. 165. Name the Indian bureaucrat, who has been reportedly involved in spying against India itself ? Madhuri Gupta
  165. 166. Which country wonmen's World Cup hockey-2010? Australia. Australia beat Germany 2-1 in the final.
  166. 167. Who won the Player of the series award in the two test cricket series between England and Bangladesh held in Bangladesh? Graeme Swann (England).
  167. 168. Name the player who scored a double century in ODI ? Sachin Tendulkar
  168. 169. Name of US Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan who regretted his reported remarks that Indians were not the real target of recent terrorist attack in Afghanistan capital Kabul that killed 16 persons, six of them being Indians? Richard Holbrooke.
  169. 170. Who is appointed as the new social secretary of U.S. President? Julianna Smoot
  170. 171. which country has successfully flight tested a prototype of the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) on 29-03-2010? India.
  171. 172. From which country India is getting K 152 nerpa submarines? Russia
  172. 173. Name of the Canadian province which is the first in North America to ban the’ niqab ‘ a top-to-toe dress worn by Muslim women? Quebec province.
  173. 174. Who was named as coach of the Ivory Coast for the 2010 World Cup Football finals in South Africa? Sven-Goran Eriksson, Former England football manager.
  174. 175. With which neighbor country, India has created a Joint River Commission? Bangladesh
  175. 176. The first woman in 4 years to become judge of Supreme Court? Gyan Sudha Mishra
  176. 177. Name the governor of Rajasthan, who died recently ? Prabha Rao
  177. 178. Eminent Pakistani journalist who was awarded South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Lifetime Achievement Award at SAARC Festival of Literature at New Delhi? Hamid Mir
  178. 179. Name of the tiny island claimed for years by India and Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal has disappeared recently beneath the rising seas? “New Moore Island “to the Indians and “South Talpatti Island “to the Bangladeshis.
  179. 180. Who is set to become the second India footballer to play overseas after Baichung Bhutia, with the striker nearing a deal with USA’s Major League Soccer club Kansas City Wizards? Sunil Chetri . He became the first Indian and eighth Asian citizen to play in Major League Soccer. He will also be the first Asian to play for the Kansas City Wizards.
  180. 181. Which state won the national sub junior Wushu championship? Manipur
  181. 182. Who wrote Rajat Rangini ? Kalhan
  182. 183. Which cities have been added to the IPL family as new franchises for the fourth season of the Indian Premiere League to be played in 2011? Pune and Cochin Sahara won the bid for Pune with a price of Rs 1,702 crore for 10 years while Randezvous Sports got Kochi with a Rs 1,533.32 crore bid.
  183. 184. Former Prime Minister of Nepal and the President of the Nepali Congress, a major political party in Nepal, died at the age of 85 on March 20, 2010? Girija Prasad Koirala.
  184. 185. Which country temporarily recalled its ambassador to Libya, following comments credited to Libyan President, Maummar Gaddafi which advised that Nigeria should be partitioned into two nations along Christian and Muslim lines, to avert frequent sectarian violence? Nigeria.
  185. 186. One of Italy's most wanted a Mafia suspects who has been arrested after being tracked down via his Facebook account? Pasquale Manfredi.
  186. 187. Which website became famous due to Shashi Thurur ?
  187. 188. Name of the play by William Shakespeare, that has been for more than 280 years considered to be a hoax, is finally up to be included in a new series of the Bard's work by his publisher 'The Double Falsehood’
  188. 189. Who is the director of one of the most successful India movies 3 Idiots? Rajkumar Hirani
  189. 190. Which country claimed overall title in the fifth Commonwealth Boxing Championships held in Delhi? India. Olympics Bronze medalist Vijender Singh wins the Gold medal at the 75 kg category. Amandeep Singh (49kg), Suranjoy Singh (52kg), Dinesh Kumar (81kg), Paramjeet Samota(91+kg) and Jai Bhagwan (60 kg)
  190. 191. The new car factory set up by Nissan of Japan with its French partner, Renault, located in? Oragadam in Kanchipuram district near Chennai, Tamilnadu.
  191. 192. In a country after a massive cyclone” cyclone Tomas” forced thousands of people to flee their homes. Which is that nation? Fiji
  192. 193. Which is the apex body in higher technical education in India ? AICTE
  193. 194. Which is the apex approving body in Medical education in India ? MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA
  194. 195. Which is / are the apex body in higher education in humanities and social sciences in India ? ICSSR (indian council of social science research) & University Grants Commission
  195. 196. What is bank rate now ? 6%
  196. 197. Which is the central bank of India ? RBI
  197. 198. Which is the apex regulatory body in stock market finance sector in India ? SEBI
  198. 199. Which is the apex regulatory body in Insurance sector in India ? IRDA
  199. 200. Which is /are the apex regulatory body in mutual fund sector in India ? SEBI & AMFI
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