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General knowledge and current affairs

  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 won the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships beating Mikhail Youzhny (7-5, 5-7, 6-3) in the final? Novak Djokovic
  4. 4. Which Club retained the League Cup with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa at Wembley Stadium in London? Manchester United.
  5. 5. Which team won IPL – 3 ? Chennai Super King
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Which moble maker changed the batteries of its customers , when there was complaint about battery – world wide ? Nokia
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Who has won Dance India Dance – 2 ? Shakti
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Who scored maximum runs in IPL 3 ? Sachin Tendulkar
  12. 12. Who became the first female to win a Best Director Oscar award? Kathryn Bigelow (Film: The Hurt Locker)
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Former chairman of Dena Bank and Press Trust of India who passed away recently after prolonged illness? Pravinchandra V. Gandhi
  16. 16. Who is the husband of Sania Mirza ? Shoab Malik
  17. 17. Indian cricketer who has been named the Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)? Sachin Tendulkar
  18. 18. New IPL commissioner replacing Lalit Modi ? Chirayu Amin
  19. 19. 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.
  20. 20. Name the Indian bureaucrat, who has been reportedly involved in spying against India itself ? Madhuri Gupta
  21. 21. Which country wonmen's World Cup hockey-2010? Australia. Australia beat Germany 2-1 in the final.
  22. 22. Who won the Player of the series award in the two test cricket series between England and Bangladesh held in Bangladesh? Graeme Swann (England).
  23. 23. Name the player who scored a double century in ODI ? Sachin Tendulkar
  24. 24. 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.
  25. 25. Who is appointed as the new social secretary of U.S. President? Julianna Smoot
  26. 26. which country has successfully flight tested a prototype of the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) on 29-03-2010? India.
  27. 27. From which country India is getting K 152 nerpa submarines? Russia
  28. 28. 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.
  29. 29. 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.
  30. 30. With which neighbor country, India has created a Joint River Commission? Bangladesh
  31. 31. The first woman in 4 years to become judge of Supreme Court? Gyan Sudha Mishra
  32. 32. Name the governor of Rajasthan, who died recently ? Prabha Rao
  33. 33. 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
  34. 34. 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.
  35. 35. 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.
  36. 36. Which state won the national sub junior Wushu championship? Manipur
  37. 37. Who wrote Rajat Rangini ? Kalhan
  38. 38. 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.
  39. 39. 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.
  40. 40. 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.
  41. 41. One of Italy's most wanted a Mafia suspects who has been arrested after being tracked down via his Facebook account? Pasquale Manfredi.
  42. 42. Which website became famous due to Shashi Thurur ?
  43. 43. 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’
  44. 44. Who is the director of one of the most successful India movies 3 Idiots? Rajkumar Hirani
  45. 45. 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)
  46. 46. The new car factory set up by Nissan of Japan with its French partner, Renault, located in? Oragadam in Kanchipuram district near Chennai, Tamilnadu.
  47. 47. In a country after a massive cyclone” cyclone Tomas” forced thousands of people to flee their homes. Which is that nation? Fiji
  48. 48. Which is the apex body in higher technical education in India ? AICTE
  49. 49. Which is the apex approving body in Medical education in India ? MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA
  50. 50. 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
  51. 51. What is bank rate now ? 6%
  52. 52. Which is the central bank of India ? RBI
  53. 53. Which is the apex regulatory body in stock market finance sector in India ? SEBI
  54. 54. Which is the apex regulatory body in Insurance sector in India ? IRDA
  55. 55. Which is /are the apex regulatory body in mutual fund sector in India ? SEBI & AMFI
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