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CURRENT AFFAIRS JANUARY 2009

1.

The new federal agency approved by the Indian Government to combat terror in India

which will be empowered to deal with terror related crimes across states without special permission from the state ?

National Investigation Agency.

2.

Who is appointed as Director General of the newly established National Investigation

Agency (NIA).?

Radha Vinod Raju, Special Director General of Police in Jammu and Kashmir

3.

“Man of the series” of recently held One Day series between Australia & South

Africa?

Albie Morkel

4.

Who became the country’s youngest international referee, after passing the world body

FIBA’s exam ?

Zanim Mohammed Hashim from Thalassery, Kerala

5.

The first Indian to win the prestigious Golden Globe Award for Best Original Music

Score ?

A.R.Rahman for Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire. Rahman’s song ‘Jai Ho,’ penned by lyricist Gulzar, was nominated for Best Original Music Score.

6.

Which Malayalam Writer won the “Odakkuzhal Award ” ?

K.G.Sankara Pillai

7.

Who became the fastest bowler to take 50 wickets in one-day internationals ?

Ajantha Mendis , completed his 50-wicket haul in his 19th one-day international. He surpassed the record of India's Ajit Agarkar who took 23 matches to reach the milestone.

8.

Who has been appointed as the General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor in the

Office of Management and Budget in the upcoming administration of U.S.President

Barack Obama?

Preeta Bansal, Leading Indian-American lawyer

9. Name the Indo-Russian supersonic cruise missile with speeds of Mach 2.5 to 2.8, which is world's fastest cruise missile and is about three and a half times faster than the U.S.A's subsonic Harpoon cruise missile?

Brahmos, The acronym 'BrahMos' is perceived as the confluence of the two nations represented by two great rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and the Moskva of Russia.

10.

Who is the Man of the Series in the recently held Zimbabwe –Bangladesh One Day

Series held in Bangladesh?

 

Shakib Al Hasan

11.

The first Bangladesh player to top one of the International Cricket Council's player

rankings?

Shakib Al Hasan He tops the ICC ODI Rankings for all-rounders

12.

Jharkhand Chief Minister who resigned from his post following his defeat in the

Tamar assembly by-poll?

 

Shibu Soren

13.

Music Sensation A.R.Rahman won how many Oscar nominations for the film

“Slumdog Millionaire” ?

Three nominations (Music, Songs (Jai Ho, O Saya))

14.

Indian sound engineer from Mumbai, born in Kerala, nominated for the Oscars for

Best sound mixing in 'Slumdog Millionaire’?

 

Rasool Pookutty

15.

Which film won most number of Oscar Nominations in 2008?

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” with 13 Oscar nominations.

16.

Name the founder and Chairman of Satyam Computers until January 7, 2009 when he

resigned from the Satyam board after admitting to corporate fraud of 7000 crore rupees ?

 

Ramalinga Raju

17.

The son of former Liberian President Charles Taylor Sr., who was sentenced to 97

years in prison for charges including torture and conspiracy, according to a federal court

 

in Florida. ?

Charles McArthur Emmanuel He also known as Charles "Chuckie" Taylor Jr.

18.

Who is BBC African Footballer of the Year 2008

Egyptian footballer Mohamed Aboutrika

19.

The new model car launched by Fiat India Automobiles Ltd in India during fist

quarter of 2009.

Fiat Linea

20.

Who is the Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab?

Sukhbir Singh Badal

21.

The 50th anniversary of the Triumph of a country’s Revolution is observed on this

year January? Which revolution?

 

Cuban Revolution

22.

The Three Indian cricketing legends, who figured among the 55 former players

named in the ICC`s inaugural Hall of Fame list as part of its centenary celebrations ?

Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Bishan Singh Bedi

23.

The Chief Financial Officer of Satyam Computers, who was remanded to judicial

custody charged with criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery of accounts.

 

Srinivas Vadlamani

24.

Who is the new President of Ghana?

John Atta Mills

25.

Name of the Bacteria developed by Australian Scientists to prevent Dengue Fever by

infecting the dengue mosquito with that bacterium which halves its lifespan?

Wolbachia bacterium

26.

Who became the youngest chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir?

Omar Abdulla

Tara Chand

28.

Which team won the Ranji Trophy for the season 2008-2009?

Mumbai, they beat Utharpradesh to clinch the title.

29.

Who is the fifth New Zealand Cricket player to score a century in his debut?

Martin Guptill, he scored 122 runs (not out) against West Indies in his debut match

30.

Prem Nazir Award is won by?

Malayalam Actor, Jayaram

31.

The fourth Thikkurissi Foundation Award is won by?

Malayalam Actor, Balachandra Menon

32.

Dadasaheb Phalke award winner and noted film-maker who died recently at a hospital

in Kolkata after a prolonged illness?

 

Tapan Sinha

33.

The Australian Cricketer who retired recently from international cricket?

Mathew Hayden

34.

Which player’s performance is counted as the best ever Test Innings of 2008 selected

by Cricinfo?

Virender Sehwag, his double century against Sri Lanka

Best Bowling performance : Dale Steyn against Australia in Melbourne , he took 5 wicket s for 67 runs.

35.

The first player in the history of cricket to score 10,000 runs and 250wickets in both

tests and One Day internationals?

Jacques Kallis

HISTORY

  • 1 Swadeshi Movement was started in the year?

1905

  • 2 Who was the heroine of Quit India Movement? Aruna Asaf Ali

  • 3 Gandhiji started his Dhandi march from

Sabarmathi

  • 4 Who is considered as the father of History? Herodotus

  • 5 Vaso-da-Gama disovered India in the year

1498

  • 6 "The King of England who signed ""Magna Carta"" was" King John II

  • 7 Who was the first leader of All India Trade Union Congress(AITUC)?

Subhash Chandra Bose

  • 8 "Who was known as ""Man of Destiny"" ?"

Napolean Bonapart

  • 9 Which colour was commonly used in Harappan Pottery? Red

    • 10 The Indian freedom fighter who was known as 'Frontier Gandhi' is

Khan Abdul Gafar Khan

  • 11 Tansen ,a great musician of his times, was in the Court of Akbar

  • 12 Suez Canal was opened for traffic in the year

1869

  • 13 """Ballot is stronger than the Bullet"" Who said this?"

Abraham Lincoln

  • 14 The first Olympic games was held in

776 BC

16

Ankar Vat is a temple in

Combodia

  • 17 John. F.Kennedy was killed in the year

1963

  • 18 The Congress party was formally split into extrimists and moderates at

the Surat session of

1907

  • 19 Indian National Army fought Second World War against

British

  • 20 Modern Olympic games started in 1896 in

Athens

  • 21 Which of the following dynastics was ruling over north India at the time

of Alexander's invasion ?

Nanda

  • 22 The year in which Second World War started

1939

  • 23 Burma, presently Myanmar was separated from British India in the year

1935

  • 24 Who was the designer of the Statue of Liberty in USA ?

Fredric Auguste

  • 25 First common wealth was held at

Hamilton(Canada)

  • 26 The fifth story of Qutabminar was added by which King Firos sha Tuglaque

  • 27 French revolution began in the year

1789

  • 28 Sanchi portrays the art and sculpture of the Budhists

  • 29 The 'Master of Greek Comedy' is

Aristophanes

  • 30 The only women ruler of Delhi Sultanate Raziya Sultana was the

daughter of

Ilthumish

Konark

  • 32 """Ashta Pradhan"" adorned the court of" Shivaji

  • 33 Beginning of Saka Era 78 AD

  • 34 Indian Association was founded by

Surendranath Banerjee

  • 35 Holly book of Judans The Toras

  • 36 The year in which the ship Titanic sank

1912

  • 37 Israel came into existence in the year

1948

  • 38 Who was the founder of city of 'Amritsar' ?

Guru Ramdas

  • 39 Founder of Arya Samaj was

Dayananda Saraswathi

  • 40 The word 'Hindu'as reference to the people of India was first used by The Arabs

  • 41 The Civilization which developed on the banks of the river Tiber is

known as

Roman

  • 42 In which year was Jesus Christ born ? BC 4

  • 43 From which country did Fascist party originate

Italy

  • 44 The Harappan Civilization was discovered in the year

1921

  • 45 "The ""East India Company was founded in India durinhg the reighn of"

Akbar

  • 46 Russian revolution took place in the year

1917

47.Who is the father of Indian Renaissance ?

Raja Ram MohanRay

48.First Deputy Prime Minister of India ?

Sardar Vallabhai Patel

49.Who was the First Prime Minister of India to face the No-Confidence Motion ? Jawahar Lal Nehru

50.Who was the last Viceroy of British India ?

Lord Canning

  • 1. Who is the first Indian and the second player after Pakistan's Javed Miandad to have played in ODIs for 20 years? Sachin Tendulkar

    • 2. The person who prosecutors alleged worked as a Nazi

guard at the Sobibor death camp, accused of helping to murder nearly 28,000 Jews at this camp, went on trial in country court in Munich, southern Germany on November 30, 2009? John Demjanjuk. Mr Demjanjuk, who is 89 and was deported from the US in

May, entered the courtroom in a wheelchair. If found guilty, Mr Demjanjuk could be sentenced to 15 years in jail.

  • 3. Who has been elected as the new president of Honduras in

the recent elections? Porfirio Lobo of the right of centre National party has been elected as president of Honduras. He defeated his nearest rival, Elvin Santos of the ruling Liberal party, winning 56 per cent of the vote.

Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, who was sacked by Special Judge M.L. Tahaliyani for "non-cooperation"? Abbas Kazmi. K P Pawar was appointed Kasab's new lawyer in place of Kazmi.

  • 5. Who has been given the award for Cricketer of the year as

well as test batsman of the year in Ceat cricket awards 2008 /

09?

Gautham Gambhir

Other Award winners are:

ODI Batsman of the Year - Virender Sehwag (India) Test Bowler of the year - Mitchell Johnson (Australia) ODI Bowler of the year - Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka) Spirit of Cricket Award - Thilan Samaraweera (Sri Lanka) 300 Wickets Felicitation Award - Harbhajan Singh (India) Lifetime Achievement Award - EAS Prasanna (India) Team of the year: Australia

  • 6. Who won the ATP World Tour Finals title with a straight

sets victory over Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro at

London's O2 Arena? Nikolay Davydenko

  • 7. Which film declared as the best film in the last 96 years

after an innovative on-line contest “T20 of Indian Cinema” launched by the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), co-host of the International Film festival of India (IFFI), in commemoration of the IFFI-09? Meghe Dhaka Tara, a Bengali film by director Ritwik Ghatak.

The top 20 films selected are:

Meghe Dhaka Tara - Ritwik Ghatak (Bengali, 1960) Charulata - Satyajit Ray (Bengali, 1964) Pather Panchali - Satyajit Ray (Bengali, 1955) Sholay- Ramesh Sippy (Hindi, 1975) Do Bigha Zameen - Bimal Roy (Hindi, 1953) Pyaasa - Guru Dutt (Hindi, 1957) Bhuvan Shome - Mrinal Sen (Hindi, 1969)

Garam Hawa - M S Sathyu (Hindi, 1973) Mother India - Mehboob Khan (Hindi, 1957) Ghattashradha - Girish Kassarvali (Kannada, 1977) Elippathayam - Adoor Gopalakrishnan (Malayalam, 1981) Mughal-e-Azam - K Asif (Hindi, 1960) Nayagan - Mani Ratnam (Tamil, 1987) Kaghaz Ke Phool - Guru Dutt (Hindi, 1959) Apu Triology (Pather Panchali 1955, Aparajito 1956, Apur Sansar 1959) - Satyajit Ray (Bengali) Sant Tukaram - Vishnupant Govind Damle, Sheikh Fattelal (Marathi, 1936) Jaane Bhi Do Yaro - Kundan Shah (Hindi, 1983) Guide - Vijay Anand (Hindi, 1965) Madhumati – Bimal Roy (Hindi, 1958) Anand - Hrishikesh Mukherjee (Hindi, 1971)

8. Jammu and Kashmir has stopped work on a road project under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) in Demchok in south-east Leh in Ladakh after the objection of India’s neighbouring country. Which is that country? China

9. Name of the rival body formed by the disgruntled members of the official All India Chess Federation (AICF)? Chess Association of India. President: Sri Naveen Kumar Wal, U.P. Vice Presidents: Sri Raja Climax (Tamilnadu),

10. Who has been appointed as the new CEO of the I-League? Mr.Sunando Dhar All India Football Federation officially declared that Mr.Sunando Dhar has been appointed as the new CEO of the I-League and he will join from the month of January.

11. Which pair clinched their third ATP Challenger doubles title of the season after defeating Jarkko Nieminen and Henri Kontinen 6-2, 7-6 in the final of the Helsinki event in Finland?

Rohan Bopanna (India)and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi(Pakistan).

  • 12. Who has been named European Footballer of the Year to

win the prestigious Ballon d'Or award? Lionel Messi. French magazine France Football said that Messi, 22-year-old Argentinian, and Barcelona playmaker forward beat last year's winner Cristiano Ronaldo into second place by a massive margin - 473 points to 233.

  • 13. Which Tennis player has been fined $175,000 and put on

probation for two years by the International Tennis Federation for her foul-mouthed tirade at the US Open? Serena Williams

  • 14. Which scientist had won the first Infosys Prize for

Physical Sciences, which comes with a cash award of Rs 50

lakh? Thanu Padmanabhan. He is an Indian theoretical physicist, currently the Distinguished Professor at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, (IUCAA) at Pune, India

  • 15. Malayalam-Tamil actress who won the prestigious Golden

Lamp Tree award for the best short film at the IFFI in Goa for

her directorial debut “Kelkkunundo”

Geetu Mohandas. The award carries Rs. 5 lakhs and the film “Kelkkunundo was selected from among 206 films from 26 countries.

16. Veteran Japanese diplomat who was elected new director- general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in a closely contested election? Yukiya Amano

17.

Name of the former Miss Argentina who died after

complications arising from cosmetic surgery on her buttocks?

Solange Magnano. Solange Magnano, a mother of twins who won the crown in 1994, died of a pulmonary embolism after three days in critical condition following a gluteoplasty in Buenos Aires.

  • 18. Malayalee director who won the Vasudha award for the best

environmental film at this year's International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that concluded in Goa? Sanjeev Sivan The award was for his movie ‘Underground Inferno’ produced by News and Entertainment Television, which he co-directed with Umesh Agarwal. The movie shared the award with ‘’Meltdown in Tibet’’ directed by Micheal Beckley and the award carries Rs.3 lakhs.

  • 19. Who has been appointed as "Director-Media to the Prime

Minister of India" recently ?

Binoy Job

  • 20. Which car has managed to beat even the entry entrants and

scored the highest in the entry mid-size segment according to J.D.

Power Asia Pacific 2009 India initial quality study released recently? Ford Ikon

  • 21. Who has been elected the first President of the World

Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), the organization created by the July merger of the World Association of Newspapers and IFRA, the research and service organization for the news publishing industry?

Gavin O’Reilly, the Chief Executive Officer of Ireland-based Independent News & Media PLC.

  • 22. Which film was awarded the prestigious Golden Peacock for

best film at the 40th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) at

Goa? “I Can’t Live Without You” (Taiwanese film). The award, a citation and cash prize of Rs.40 lakh (Rs.4 million), was awarded to the film’s director Leon Dai.

  • 23. Who was awarded the prestigious Silver Peacock for best

director at the 40th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) at Goa? Ounie Leconte. She won the award for her French-South Korean film “A Brand New Life”. Special Jury award went to the Georgian filmmaker George Ovashvili for his film “The Other Bank”

  • 24. Who won the Lifetime Achievement Award instituted for the

first time by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy at the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK)? Mrinal Sen. He is an acclaimed Bengali film maker who made significant contributions to international cinema.

  • 25. Name of a new force which will be created by the Indian Navy

to protect Naval bases and border the coastline areas? Sagar Prahari Bal (SPB). SPB will comprise of 1000 personnel and will have 80 fast interception crafts for sea front patrolling.

  • 26. Who was named the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the

Year-2009?

Saina Nehwal. This shuttler became the first Indian to win a Super Series title with her triumph in Indonesian event in June and also earned a place into the top-10 zone this year.

  • 27. Who has won the sports category of CNN-IBN Indian of the

year 2009? Saina Nehwal.

  • 28. Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission

(JNNURM) has selected which city for its award for the Best Solid

Waste Management City from among 63 cities where JNNURM

projects have been implemented? Kochi (Kerala)

29.

Which country’s cabinet held meeting on Mount Everest to

raise awareness of the effects of climate change?

Nepal

30.

Which country hosted South Asian Football Federation (SAFF)

Cup In 2009?

Bangladesh

31.

Former Wimbledon and Australian Open champion who retired

from professional tennis recently?

Amelie Mauresmo. At her retirement Mauresmo was ranked 21st in the world, after winning only one title in 2009.

32.

Who is appointed as the Fielding consultant of the Indian

Cricket Team for a three week period? Mike Young. He was the fielding consultant of Australian Cricket Team for last nine years.

33.

Who won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Religion from

the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and the University of Louisville? Eboo Patel, a member of President Barack Obama's faith advisory council became the first Muslim to win this prestigious award. Patel won the prize for his 2007 autobiography "Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation".

34.

Central Government has recently rejected the Supreme Court

collegium's move to elevate to the apex court Karnataka High Court Chief Justice in the wake of allegations of land grabbing against him and his family. Name of that High Court Chief Justice? P D Dinakaran

35.

From December 7, 2009, environment ministers and officials

met in a European City for the United Nations climate conference to thrash out a successor to the Kyoto protocol. Which is that city? Copenhagen, Denmark. One hundred-and-ninety-two countries have signed the climate change convention. More than 15,000 officials, advisers, diplomats, protestors and journalists attended the meet, joined by heads of state.

  • 36. The First Cyber Forensic and Digital Analysis Centre in India

has started functioning in which city? Thiruvananthapuram(Kerala) The centre is functioning at the Police Headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram

  • 37. Which team became only the third team to beat South Africa in

a home one-day cricket series after the final match in Durban was

abandoned because of rain? England. England won the series 2-1. This is England's first ever ODI series victory in and against South Africa. Paul Collingwood was named man of the series for his all-round performances, scoring 275 runs and claiming five wickets in an impressive international renaissance.

  • 38. Who won the man of the match award in the third test between

India and Sri Lanka held at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai? Virendra Sehwag. He scored 293 runs in the first innings. India won the third test match by an innings and 24 runs and

became the number one test team in the International Cricket Council’s rankings. This is the first time that India has topped the ICC Test rankings since they were introduced in 2002.

  • 39. Who won the Player of the series award in the recently held 3

test matches between India and Sri Lanka?

Virendra Sehwag. He scored 491 runs in the series at an average of 123 at a strike rate of 108.

40.

Who was elected as President of Bolivia for another five-year

term winning 62.5 percent of the national vote and 78.5 percent in

La Paz?

Evo Morales

  • 41. Legendary actress who charmed Indian audiences with her

performances in “Anarkali” and “Taj Mahal” died on the 6th of December 2009 due to cardiac arrest? Bina Rai. She was a leading actress primarily of the black and white era of Hindi cinema and won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film, Ghunghat (1960).

  • 42. India signed a broad-based civil nuclear agreement with a

country on the 7th of December 2009 which will ensure transfer of technology and uninterrupted uranium fuel supplies to its nuclear reactors and inked three pacts in the defence sector. Which is that country? Russia. Under the agreement four new nuclear reactors would be set up by Russia in Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu and a site for the fifth one has been identified in West Bengal.

  • 43. Which country have retained the Davis Cup after taking an

unassailable 3-0 lead in the final against the Czech Republic by

winning the doubles? Spain

  • 44. Which country has claimed consecutive Champions Trophy

titles, scoring four unanswered second-half goals to beat Germany 5-3 in the final in Melbourne? Australia. Australia won a record 10th men's Champions Trophy hockey title.

  • 45. FIFA Club World Cup-2009 was played from 9 December to 19

December 2009 in which city? Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) It was the sixth FIFA Club World Cup which was won by European champions Barcelona, who came from behind to defeat the South American entrants, Estudiantes, 2–1 after extra time.

46.

Which player won the Man of the match award in the first 20-

20 Cricket match between India and Sri Lanka held in Nagpur on

9th December 2009? Kumar Sangakkara. He scored 78 runs from 37 balls. Sri Lanka won the match by 29 runs.

  • 47. Which country has the world's lowest fertility rate, with an

average of one child per woman according to the latest population

survey conducted by Population Reference Bureau (PRB), an organization of the United States? Taiwan. According to the survey, Taiwan registered only eight births per 1,000 population, the lowest level in the world.

  • 48. Which was the most read news story of the past decade,

surpassing the Iraq War and the attacks of Sept. 11, according to an

analysis by a U.S.-based media tracking group? The rise of China as an economic superpower.

  • 49. According to a book published in Germany, the cause of the

Holocaust was Hitler’s “obsession with his mother's death after her treatment for cancer by a Jewish doctor”. Name of that book? “November 9: How World War One Led To the Holocaust”

The book is written by the German author, Joachim Riecker. According to the book, the Nazi leader believed that the Jewish doctor Eduard Bloch poisoned his mother and the anger, anguish and resentment led to the genocide with the death toll that spawns between 11 million and 17 million people.

  • 50. Nuclear-capable ballistic missile of India successfully test fired

at 11.31 am on December 13, 2009 from the Offshore Patrol Vehicle INS Subhadra of the Orissa coast? Dhanush ‘Dhanush’ has a payload capacity of 500 kg and is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads. It can hit both sea and shore-based targets. The missile, which has liquid propellant, is the naval version of India’s indigenously developed surface-to-surface ’Prithvi’ missile system. Dhanush is developed

by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

  • 51. Best State Pavilion Award of International Flower show held in

Bangalore from 5th to 9 th December 2009 won by?

State Horticulture Mission, Kerala.

  • 52. Which commission’s report was placed in the Lok Sabha on 18-

12-2009 by Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid? Rangnath Mishra Commission. The report of the National Commission for Religious and Linguistic Minorities, headed by former Chief Justice of India Rangnath Mishra has recommended 10 per cent reservation for Muslims and five per cent for other minorities in government jobs and favoured Scheduled Caste status for Dalits in all religions.

  • 53. Who became the first Indian boxer to clinch a gold medal at the

inter-continental President’s Cup after out-punching Frenchman Nordine Oubaali 8-1 in the fly weight (51kg) finals held in Baku (Azerbaijan)? Suranjoy Singh.

  • 54. Who will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from

the Recording Academy the day before the Grammy Awards take place on January 30? Michael Jackson. He will be the posthumous recipient of a special Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award and he has won 13 Grammy Awards previously.

  • 55. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has severed ties with

private security firm, whose employees helped load the drone aircraft tasked with killing targets in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Name of that private security agency? Blackwater Worldwide. Xe Services LLC), still usually referred to as "Blackwater", is a private military company founded as Blackwater USA in 1997 by Erik Prince and Al Clark. Blackwater has a wide array of business divisions, subsidiaries, and spin-off corporations but the organization as a whole has courted much controversy.

56.

Which player has been named World Player of the Decade by

prestigious British magazine World Soccer? Ronaldinho. Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has been named Player of the Year by the same magazine.

  • 57. Who is the doubles partner of Indian tennis star Sania Mirza for

the Australian Open commencing next month?

Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain.

  • 58. Which player won the Man of the match award in the second

20-20 Cricket match between India and Sri Lanka held in Mohali? Yuvraj Singh. He took 3 wickets and scored 60 runs from 25 balls. India won the match by 6 wickets. Man of the Series: Kumar Sangakkara.

  • 59. Who has been named as the Miss World-2009?

Kaiane Aldorino (Gibraltar)

  • 60. Who was recently sentenced to four years and nine months in

prison and an additional three years of supervised release by a US

court for posting hate messages in 2006 against former president George Bush and calling for bombings of American infrastructure? Vikram Buddhi.

  • 61. Which country won the fifth South Asian Football Federation

(SAFF) Cup title, by beating defending champions Maldives 3-1 via

the penalty shoot-out in Dhaka? India. Arindam Bhattacharya (Indian Goalkeeper) was named the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament Fair Play Award: Bangladesh

  • 62. Which Bollywood film is going to set a record in the Guinness

Book of World Records as the only film in the world featuring the

real-life father son duo in a role reversal on-screen?

Paa. The film is directed by Balki. Real-life father and son Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan are all set

to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for being the only father-son acting duo to have played reversed roles on screen in Paa.

  • 63. Which country has begun talks with Russia and a United

Nations arms control committee about strengthening Internet security and limiting military use of cyberspace? U.S.A

  • 64. Prime Minister of Italy is recovering in hospital after an assault

left his face covered in blood following a rally in Milan?

Silvio Berlusconi. The alleged attacker, Massimo Tartaglia who has a history of mental illness, has been charged with throwing the souvenir.

  • 65. Which country won the Champions Challenge hockey

tournament in Salta, Argentina beating rivals Pakistan in the final by four goals to two? New Zealand. With this win, New Zealand also qualifies for the next year’s six- nation Champions Trophy. India won the bronze medal with a last minute goal over Argentina (3-2). Sardar Singh (India) named as Player of the Tournament and Kyle PONTIFEX (New Zealand) was distinguished as Goal-keeper of the Tournament.

  • 66. A British court has issued an arrest warrant for Israel’s former

foreign minister over war crimes allegedly committed in Gaza this year. Name of that Israeli Minister? Tzipi Livni. Israel has reacted angrily to the issuing by a British court of an arrest warrant for the former Israeli Foreign Minister, Tzipi Livni.

  • 67. Who won the man of the match award in the first ODI between

India and Sri Lanka held in Rajkot on 15-12-2009? Virendra Sehwag. He scored 146 runs from 102 balls. India won the match by three runs.

by a Texas court and ordered to pay $68 million in restitution for his involvement in an elaborate rogue internet pharmacy scheme? Rakesh Jyoti Saran.

69.

Name of the upgraded version of a surface-to-surface Long-

Range Missile successfully launched by Iran on 16th December

 

2009?

Sajjil-2.

The solid-fuel, high-speed Sajil-2 missile has "great maneuverability" and can access targets more than 2,000 kilometers (1,242 miles) away, making Israel and U.S. military bases in the Gulf reachable.

70.

Former BJP leader and Member of Parliament who resigned

from the post of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman by sending his resignation letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar? Jaswant Singh

71.

Former Russian prime minister and one of the leading

architects of free market reforms in post-Soviet Russia, died at the age of 53? Yegor Gaidar. He is an economic reformer who served as Russia's acting prime minister under former Russian president Boris Yeltsin

72.

One of the country's top drug kingpins who was killed by the

Mexican Navy special forces in a shootout in the central city of

Cuernavaca recently ? Arturo Beltrán Leyva. He called himself "The Boss of Bosses" and was one of Mexico's three most-wanted drug lords, came after a four-hour battle at a condominium complex in Cuernavaca.

73.

Which country decided to phase out 300-year-old tradition of

paying by cheque in favour of more modern payment methods?

 

Britain

74.

Which cricketer blasted the fifth fastest Test century of all time

en route to his 13th Test hundred, shocking Australia’s bowlers on the second day of the third and final Test at the WACA?

Chris Gayle

  • 75. Which films won the prestigious golden crow pheasant award

for best feature film at 14th edition of International Film Festival of

Kerala 2009 [11-18 December, 2009] which was held in south Indian city of Trivandrum? Indonesian film "Fishing Platform" directed by Ravi Bharwani and Iranian film "About Elly" directed by Asghar Farhadi jointly won the award. "True Noon", a Tajik film directed by Nosir Saidov won the best director prize whereas South African director Madoda Mcayiyana won best début director prize for his film "My Secret Sky".

  • 76. Who becomes the first female politician to be appointed as the

leader of the opposition in Lok Sabha?

Sushma Swaraj.

  • 77. Which film won the FIPRESCI award for the best film in the

just concluded 14th International Film Festival of Kerala? A Fly in the Ashes (an Argentine film directed by Gabriela David) NETPAC award for the best Malayalam Film: Kerala Café (a film comprising 10 short films; produced by Ranjith) FIPRESCI award for the best Malayalam Film: Patham Nilayile Theevandi (directed by Joshy Mathew)

  • 78. Who won the man of the match award in the second ODI

between India and Sri Lanka held in Nagpur? Tillakaratne Dilshan. He scored 123 runs off 113 balls and Sri Lanka won the match by 3 wickets. Dilshan became the first and only batsman this year to register ten hundreds in international cricket - 6 in Tests and 4 in ODIs.

  • 79. Name of the Florida inmate who has become the longest-

serving prisoner to be exonerated using DNA evidence and he was released from a Florida prison, where he had spent 35 years for a crime he didn't commit? James Bain. A court-mandated DNA test proved Bain was wrongly convicted of sexual assault in 1974.

80.

Who has been ranked among top five best performing CEOs in

the world by the prestigious Harvard Business Review? Mukesh Ambani. He heads India’s most valuable company Reliance Industries,

  • 81. Name of the book in which the first history of Clinton scandal

has been written and the same book also alleges that Clinton had

an affair with Susan McDougal of Whitewater infamy?

“The Death of American Virtue” In this book, former White House intern Monica Lewinsky says former President Bill Clinton lied under oath when describing their romantic encounters. The author of the book is," Ken Gormley

  • 82. Who was elected unanimously as the National President of

BJP? Nitin Gadkari

  • 83. Name of the two pops who were declared venerable by Pope

Benedict XVI-the first step on the road to canonization as saints for both men? Pope John Paul II and Pope Pius XII. Pius XII, the Pope who led the Church during the Second World War (he was Pope from 1939 to 1958), and John Paul II (Pope from 1978 to 2005) are now officially to be called”Venerable” (meaning able to be venerated).

  • 84. Who has been appointed as the Director of the All India

Council for Technical Education (AICTE)?

Dr K Sree Krishna Kumar

  • 85. Iran's most senior dissident cleric who is treated as the spiritual

father of Iran's reformists died at the age of 87?

Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri.

  • 86. Who won the man of the match award in the third test between

Australia and West Indies held at the WACA Ground?

Chris Gayle. He also named the man of the series. Australia beat West Indies by 35 runs in third Test and won the series 2-0.

  • 87. President of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who has been

denied a visa by Pakistan for attending a conference to be held in Islamabad? Mehbooba Mufti

  • 88. Who won the women’s singles title in the Syed Modi

International Grand Prix Badminton tournament in Luknow?

Saina Nehwal

  • 89. Who won the men’s singles title in the Syed Modi International

Grand Prix Badminton tournament in Luknow?

Chetan Anand

  • 90. Who won the man of the match award in the first test between

England and South Africa held in Centurion?

Graeme Swann.

  • 91. Who has been appointed as deputy leader of BJP in the Lok

Sabha? Gopinath Munde, Former Maharashtra deputy chief minister.

  • 92. American actress who gained fame in movies like "8 Mile" and

"Just Married," died at the age of 32?

Brittany Murphy

  • 93. Who won the man of the match award in the third ODI between

India and Sri Lanka held in Cuttack? Ravindra Jadeja . He took 4 wickets for 32runs. India won the match by 7 wickets.

  • 94. Who has been awarded the honorary life membership of the

Professional Golf Tour of India?

Jeev Milkha Singh, top golfer of India.

  • 95. Who has been named as its Rolex Player of the Year 2009 by

the Professional Golf Tour of India?

Anirban Lahiri

  • 96. Which country dominated in the Commonwealth Wrestling

championship, which concluded at the PAP Indoor Stadium, Jalandhar? India. India won 7 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals and clinched the team championship trophy.

  • 97. Who has been named Fifa World Footballer of the Year-2009?

Lionel Messi.(Club:Barcelona) He becomes the first Argentine to win this award. Cristiano Ronaldo was honoured for scoring the best goal of 2009, a 40-meter shot against Porto in last season’s Champions League The late England player and manager Bobby Robson received FIFA’s fair play award, while the presidential award for contributions to football and society went to Jordan’s Queen Rania.

  • 98. Who won the female equivalent of FIFA’s World Player Of The

Year Award for the fourth consecutive time?

Marta, Brazilian striker.

  • 99. Noted Malayali writer who got this year's Kendra Sahitya

Academy Award for his novel 'Thrikkottoor peruma '? U A Khader

100. 10th Auto Expo will be held in which city of India? Delhi. Expo will start from January 5.

101. Who has been appointed to lead the UNDP Global Programme on Democratic Governance Assessment? John Samuel. He is a renowned policy researcher, democracy activist and the International Director of Actionaid.

102.

New Zealand pace bowler who has retired from Test cricket

due to concerns over his ability to play five-day matches?

Shane Bond

  • 103. Managing director of the EMKE group, who has won elections

to the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry?

M.A. Yusuf Ali.

  • 104. Name of the mega public sector undertakings which got

greater financial and operational autonomy after the government accorded the “Maharatna” status to these firms to help them emerge as global giants? ONGC, SAIL and NTPC. ONGC-Oil and Natural Gas Corporation SAIL-Steel Authority of India Ltd. NTPC-National Thermal Power Corporation.

  • 105. Who won the man of the match award in the fourth ODI

between India and Sri Lanka held in Kolkata?

Gautham Gambhir . He scored unbeaten 150 runs match by 7 wickets.

..

India won the

  • 106. Indian cricketers who included in the All star2009-The Test

XI of 2009 selected by the cricket expert Peter Roebuck?

Virender Shewag Sachin Tendulkar Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni is selected as captain of the team. Other Members: Andrew Strauss(England), Kumar Sangakkara(Sri Lanka), A.B. de Villiers(South Africa), Daniel Vettori (vice-captain) (New Zealand), Mitchell Johnson(Australia), Graeme Swann(South Africa), Mohammad Asif(Pakistan), Dale Steyn(South Africa). 12th Man : Thilan Samaraveera(Sri Lanka).

launched by Russia? ‘RS 20 V’ Voevoda intercontinental ballistic missile.

108.

Senior Congress leader and governor of Andhra Pradesh who

resigned after an alleged sex scandal?

 

N.D. Tiwari.

109.

Which country launched the world’s fastest train service

covering a distance of 1,068 kms at the average speed of 350 kms

an hour?

China

110.

Which journal has won the award for the best journal in the

cooperative sector in India? ‘Matsya’, the journal brought out by Matsyafed, Kerala won the award for the second consecutive year. Matsyafed also won the Matsya Sahakar Seva Award for the best cooperative institution in the fisheries sector in the country.

111.

Name of the woman who attacked Pope Benedict XVI at

Christmas Eve Midnight Mass, 24 December 2009, inside St.

Peter's Basilica in Vatican City? Susanna Maiolo.

112.

Sri Lankan all rounder who completed his 20 years in

international cricket? Sanath Jayasuriya. The 40-year-old Jayasuriya played his first international cricket

against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Dec 26,

1989.

  • 113. The fifth and the final ODI between India and Sri Lanka was

abandoned due to 'dangerous' playing conditions

..

match scheduled? Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, Delhi

Where was the

  • 114. Who was sworn-in as the new Governor of Andhra Pradesh

following ND Tiwari's resignation in the wake of a controversy over

a sting operation purportedly showing him in with three women?

ES Lakshmi Narasimhan.

  • 115. Which country sent army troops with shields and batons to

evict some 4,000 ethnic Hmong asylum seekers y and send them

back to Laos despite strong objections from the U.S.A? Thailand

  • 116. The remains of which Renaissance astronomer, excavated in

2005 by archaeologists in north-eastern Poland, are to be re-buried

next year

(i.e.

.after 467 years)?

Nicolaus Copernicus. Copernicus's skull and leg bones were discovered during excavations by Polish archaeologists four year ago at the Frombork Cathedral, in the town where Copernicus made key observations.

  • 117. Which countries decided to invest $600 million to set up a

joint venture (JV) to produce a medium lift transport aircraft for

their armed forces? India and Russia

  • 118. An Israeli former nuclear technician who, citing his opposition

to weapons of mass destruction, revealed details of Israel's nuclear weapons program to the British press in 1986 was arrested "by Jerusalem Police?

Mordechai Vanunu. After revealing the secrets, he was transported to Israel and ultimately convicted in a secret trial. Vanunu spent 18 years in prison, including more than 11 years in solitary confinement. Released from prison in 2004, he became subject to a broad array of restrictions on his speech and movement. On 28 December 2009, Mr. Vanunu was once again arrested "by Jerusalem Police in a hotel in the capital following an alleged meeting with his girlfriend, a Norwegian national.

  • 119. The British national who was convicted and executed on 29

December 2009 in the People's Republic of China for drug

trafficking? Akmal Shaikh.

Shaikh was the first national of today's EU Member States to be executed in China in over 50 years.

  • 120. Popular Kannada actor died of cardiac arrest in Mysore at the

age of 59?

Vishnuvardhan

  • 121. Who won the man of the match award in the third test between

England and South Africa held in Durban? Graeme Swann. He finished with 5-54 as England beat South Africa by an innings and 98 runs in the second Test

  • 122. Who has been chosen for this year's prestigious Lokmanya

Tilak National Journalist award? N Ram, Editor-in-Chief of the 'Hindu' Vir Sanghvi of 'Hindustan Times' was the recipient of the Tilak award in 2009.

  • 123. Who won the man of the match award in the first test between

Australia and Pakistan held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground? Nathan Hauritz (Australia) He bagged five wickets as Australia beat Pakistan by 170 runs.

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Who becomes the first Indian to make a fifty while batting at No.9 against Australia? Praveenkumar. He became the first batsman from India to post a fifty on Indian soil while batting at No.9 position

2. The Income Tax department recently conducted nationwide raids at 70 addresses linked to former Jharkhand Chief Minister who has possessing assets worth Rs 2000 crores. Name of that former Jharkhand CM who is now a MP?

Madhu Koda

  • 3. Chief Minister V. S. Achuthanandan of Kerala laid foundation for

States first Border Security Force (BSF) unit in which place?

Kainur village in Thrissur district.

  • 4. A modern space science complex of international standards is to

be set up by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in South

India. Where is it? Ponmudi hills in Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala

  • 5. Who has been inducted as SP of the prestigious National

Investigation Agency (NIA)?

T.K. Rajmohan

  • 6. Who won the Man of the Match award in the third One Day

International Cricket between India and Australia held in Delhi?

Yuvraj Singh. India beat Aussies by 6 wickets

  • 7. Who has claimed the top slot as the highest tax payer in the

country for the current fiscal? Lalit Modi, the Indian Premier League chief.

  • 8. China's keystone space scientist, widely acclaimed as the

country's "father of space technology" and "king of rocketry", died

of illness recently at the age of 98? Tsien Hsue-shen. He has also gone by the name of Qian Xuesen

  • 9. The massive fire at which depot of Indian Oil Corporation

destroys Rs 1000 crore, ruins several lives?

Jaipur's Indian Oil Corporation depot

10. Which documentaries have been recently nominated for the prestigious 5th CMS VATAVARAN, environment and wildlife film festival, held at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi? ‘My Purple Sunbird’ directed by Sunil Raj ‘Kaanam - Life Story of a Midland Hill’ by Babu Kambrath

11.

Indian who was elected as member of the Italian Democratic

Party National assembly?

Sibi Kumaramangalam

  • 12. Who is appointed as the chief justice of Himachal Pradesh?

Justice Kurian Joseph. He is the senior most judge of the Kerala

High Court

  • 13. Who has been appointed first Goodwill Ambassador of the

‘Smile Train,’ an international charity that provides free cleft lip

and palate surgery to children in need? Aishwarya Rai Bachan

  • 14. The Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India

KG Balakrishnan has dropped the name of Karnataka High Court Justice from the list of those recommended for elevation to the Supreme Court. Name of that justice? Justice PD Dinakaran

  • 15. Name of the typhoon, the fourth in a month, which has hit

Manila in the Philippines bringing with it heavy rain, flooding and a tropical storm? Typhoon Mirinae. Typhoon Ketsana was the first to hit this region at the end of September. About 420 people died in that storm and tens of thousands of people are still living in shelters after their homes washed away. This was followed up by Typhoon Parma that killed over 430 people and destroyed 55,000 houses. Typhoon Lupit was

the third typhoon to hit the area last week.

  • 16. Who emerged as the winner of Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in

the male category? Deriba Merga of Ethiopia. Marry Kitney succeeded in winning the title in women category. Around 30,000 people participated in the Airtel Delhi half Marathon 2009.

  • 17. Name the Jammu Kashmir 'braveheart' who killed a Lashkar-e-

Taiba (LeT) terrorist has been appointed as the Special Police

Officer (SPO) in the Jammu Kashmir police force recently.

Officer (SPO) in the Jammu Kashmir police force recently. Rukhsana Kausar. Rukhsana, who hails from Kalsi

Rukhsana Kausar. Rukhsana, who hails from Kalsi village in upper Shahdhara area of Rajouri district, 180 km north of Jammu, had grappled with LeT terrorists who entered her home, grabbed an AK-47 from one and shot him dead. The terrorist killed was Abu Osama, LeT commander.

  • 18. Kerala High Court Judge who resigned from his post on 2nd

November 2009 citing personal reasons? Justice V Giri. He was the first permanent judge of Kerala High court who resigned from his post. Justice K P Dandapani is the only judge of the Kerala High Court to have resigned before him. But he was not permanent at that time.

  • 19. Which public sector company has won "SCOPE AWARD" for

Excellence and Outstanding contribution to Public Sector

Management - Special Institutional (Turnaround) Category 2007-

08?

Heavy Engineering Corporation Ltd, Ranchi

  • 20. Who won the Man of the Match award in the fourth One Day

international Cricket match between India and Australia held in Mohali? Shane Watson. He scored 49 runs and took 3 wickets. Australia won the match by 24 runs.

  • 21. American company which is a major lender to hundreds of

thousands of small and medium-sized businesses, filed for bankruptcy recently, as the global financial crisis left it unable to fund itself and the recession clobbered its loans?

CIT Group Inc Bankruptcy is also a blow for the U.S. government, which invested $2.33 billion in CIT in December through the Troubled Asset Relief Program and will likely lose most of it.

  • 22. Who won the WTA championship-2009 held in Doha?

Serena Williams. She defeated her sister and defending champion Venus 6-2 7-6(4) in the WTA Championships final in Doha.

  • 23. Who is the winner of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2009 Race?

Sebastian Vettel

  • 24. Who is the Chairman of the International Jury of 33rd

International Film Festival held at Cairo?

Adoor Gopalakrishnan.

  • 25. Which Indian film won the Silver Award at the just concluded

33rd Cairo International Film Festival? “Mudhal Mudhal Mudhal Varai” (Tamil Film) directed by Krishnan Seshadri Gomatam

  • 26. The legendary French anthropologist and philosopher who

passed away recently in his Paris home at the age of 100.

Claude Levi-Strauss. One of his more influential fields of study involved the observation of tribes in Brazil and North America.

  • 27. Who has been conferred the Fellow Membership of the Kolkata-

based National Institute of Personnel Management?

Dr George Sleeba, Chairman and Managing Director of FACT, Kerala

  • 28. Who was re-elected president of the United Arab Emirates for a

second five-year term? Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan

  • 29. Who won the Man of the Series Award in the ODI Cricket Series

between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe?

Abdur Razzak (Bangladesh). Bangladesh won the 5 match series 4-

30.

Which country’s central bank bought 200 metric tons of gold

from the International Monetary Fund last month, in the first major move by a major central bank to diversify its foreign- exchange reserves? India. Reserve Bank of India bought 200 metric tons of gold to manage its foreign-exchange reserves.

  • 31. Which team was banned by BCCI from this year's Ranji Trophy

cricket Season for skipping a match against Jammu and Kashmir in Srinagar citing security reasons? Services. The Services cricket team is a domestic cricket team in the Elite Group of the Ranji Trophy, the main domestic competition in India.

  • 32. Which country made the fifth lowest total in one-day cricket by

making only 44 runs to their account? Zimbabwe. Bangladesh bowlers demolished Zimbabwe for 44 runs in the fourth ODI match, the fifth lowest total in one-dayers. Nazmul Hossain, who started the slide with his 2 wickets for 10 runs and took a brilliant catch, was adjudged the man of the match

  • 33. Who has won the World Junior girls chess championship at

Puerto Madryn in Argentina on November 3, 2009?

Soumya Swaminathan. She is from Pune, India.

  • 34. Who won the Man of the Match award in the first ODI of the

Cool & Cool Cup at Abu Dhabi between New Zealand and Pakistan? Shahid Afridi. He won this award for his 70runs and 2 wickets for 46.Pakistan won the match by a whooping margin of 138 runs.

  • 35. The tropical Storm which slammed Vietnam's central coast on

November-2, 2009, unleashing heavy rains and winds and forcing more than 80,000 people to evacuate. Mirinae. The death toll from Tropical Storm Mirinae in central Vietnam has risen to 109.

36.

Which African country establishes satellite medical link with

India recently? Sierra Leone. Officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa has launched a satellite link-up known as telemedicine so that doctors in this country can seek advice from their colleagues in India.

  • 37. A British-German scientist’s team recently has identified the

old ancestor of the world’s most infamous predator, Tyrannosaurus

rex which is a dinosaur. Name of that 165-million-year-old dinosaur lived during the middle Jurassic Period? Proceratosaurus, the two-legged meat-eater would have measured about 3m long and weighed up to 60kg.

  • 38. Which state won Indira Priyadarshini Vriksha Mitra Award-07

for the best contribution in tree planting activities and Indira

Priyadarshini Vriksha Mitra Award-08 for increasing forest & tree cover in the State? Kerala

  • 39. Twelve-year-old boy who made a World record in inter-school

cricket by smacking a mammoth 439 in the prestigious Harris Shield tournament at the MB Union Cricket Club grounds, Cross Maidan?

Sarfaraz Khan .. Harris Shield is the tournament in which Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli piled

Sarfaraz Khan .. Harris Shield is the tournament in which Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli piled up a world record 664 runs for the third wicket in February 1988, helping their school, Shardashram Vidyamandir, to score 748 for 2 in 122 overs against St Xavier's School at Azad Maidan.

40. Who won the Man of the Match award in the fifth ODI cricket match between India and Australia held on 5th November, 2009 at Uppal, Hyderabad? Sachin Tendulkar. He scored 175 runs and that was his 45 th ODI century. Australia won the match by 3 runs.

41. Fugitive former Thailand Prime minister who was appointed as economic advisor to the Cambodian government, in a move that adds to tensions between the countries? Thaksin Shinawatra

42. Name the U.S. Army psychiatrist who has killed 13 people and

wounded 30 others in a bloody rampage at the Fort Hood military base in Texas? Major Nidal Malik Hasan

  • 43. Eminent public health expert of Kerala who passed away

recently at the age of 71?

Dr. C.R. Soman

  • 44. Renowned scientist and former Director of UGC who has been

selected for the prestigious Kalinga Prize 2009.?

wounded 30 others in a bloody rampage at the Fort Hood military base in Texas? Major

Professor Yash Pal. The award is given by UNESCO for popularisation of science.

  • 45. Which country won gold medal in men’s kabbadi, in the third

Asian Indoor Games in Vietnam?

India

  • 46. Who is appointed as the new captain of Kolkatta Knight Rider’s

Team for IPL-3? Saurav Ganguly Coach: David Whatmore Wasim Akram selected as mentor for the Kolkata Knight Riders.

  • 47. A never-seen-before Charlie Chaplin film was recently found in

a nitrate film tin by a man who bought it on eBay for £3.20. Name

of that previously unseen Charlie Chaplin movie which could be worth up to £40,000? ‘Charlie Chaplin in Zepped’

  • 48. Which team claims the 2009 AFC Champions League title with

a 2-1 victory over Al Ittihad at the National Stadium in Tokyo?

Pohang Steelers of South Korea. The title was Pohang's third continental triumph (following Asian Club Championship wins in 1997 and 1998) and means they become the most successful team in Asian football history.

  • 49. Coach of triple Olympic and World Championship gold

medalist Usain Bolt and president of the Racers Track Club, who has resigned after 22 years as head of the Jamaican national track and field team? Glen Mills

  • 50. Who won the Man of the Match award in the second ODI

between New Zealand and Pakistan held in Abudabi? Brendan McCullum. He scored 131 runs (His second ODI century) and New Zealand beat Pakistan by 64 runs.

  • 51. Name of the online reservation system of Kerala Road

Transport Corporation inaugurated by Chief Minister V.S.

Achuthanandan recently? Sarathy

  • 52. Who won the Man of the series award of recently concluded

ODI series between India and Australia? Shane Watson. Australia won the seven match series by 4-2. The last match abandoned due to rain. Man of the Match of Sixth ODI: - Doug Bollinger. Australia won that match in Guwahati

  • 53. Which country won the Asia Cup hockey championship-2009

for women held in Bangkok? China. China inflicted a 5-3 defeat on India to regain the trophy. China had won the trophy last in 1989 at Hong Kong.

  • 54. Which country won the Fed Cup women's tennis title with a

comfortable 4-0 win over the United States in Reggio Calabria.? Italy

signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with a digital technology leader to institute the 'Tagore Literature Awards ' named after the legendary Shri Rabindranath Tagore. Name that electronics giant? Samsung. The award will recognize the best of literary contributions by writers in 8 Indian languages – Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Telugu and Bodo

  • 56. Who is re-elected unopposed as the president of Asian Athletic

Association (AAA) in Guangzhou, China, to serve his third consecutive term at the office? Suresh Kalmadi, Indian Olympic Association chief. He was elected for another four-year term (2009-13)

  • 57. Who won the Charlottesville Challenger ATP (Association of

Tennis Professionals) Challenger tournament? Kevin Kim (U.S.A). He beat Somdev Devvarman in the final.

  • 58. Who is the new Director of ISRO Inertial Systems Unit (IISU),

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala?

T.R. Chidambaram

  • 59. Who won the Swiss Indoors Tennis title beating Roger Federer

in the final?

signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with a digital technology leader to institute the 'Tagore Literature

Novak Djokovic. He beat Roger Federer in his own backyard to win the Swiss Indoors final 6-4 4-6 6-2 in Basle.

60.

Which state won the South Zone inter-state badminton

championship held in Andra Pradesh? Andra Pradesh Guru Sai Dutt (Andra Pradesh) beat Ram C. Vijay (Kerala) in the boys’ final Sikki Reddy, Girl’s Champion

  • 61. Who was chosen for the C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement

Award 2008-2009 by BCCI (Board of Control of Cricket in India)?

Mohinder Amarnath

  • 62. 124 people have been killed by floods and mudslides in El

Salvador after the Central American nation was battered by a

Hurricane. Name of that storm? Hurricane Ida

  • 63. Who won the Man of the Match award in the first ODI between

South Africa and Zimbabwe held at the Willowmoore Park, Benoni,

South Africa, 8th of November 2009? Tatenda Taibu. He remains unbeaten on 103 runs. South Africa won the match by 45 runs

  • 64. On the first day of the new Maharashtra assembly, Maharashtra

Navnirman Sena (MNS) legislators roughed up a member of Samajwadi Party for taking the oath of office in Hindi. Name of that SP member? Abu Asim Azmi. Maharashtra Legislative Assembly suspended four

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena members for four years on charges of assaulting Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Asim Azmi. The suspended MLA’s are Shishir Shinde, Ram Kadam, Ramesh Wanzale and Vasant Gite

  • 65. First Muslim lady who will serve as minister in the Maharashtra

government? Fauzia Khan

  • 66. Man of the Match of third ODI between Pakistan and New

Zealand held in Abudabi on November 9, 2009?

Mohammad Aamer (Pakistan). He made 73 runs and took two wickets. New Zealand won the match by 7 runs. They also won the 3-match series 2-1.

  • 67. Who won India's first medal in the 18th Asian Athletics

Championships held in Guangzhou? Kavita Raut. She won a bronze in women's 500m race on the opening day of the 18th Asian Athletics Championship

  • 68. Which bank has won the 'Great Mind Challenge' Award for

implementing the most innovative solution for business? Federal Bank. Federal Bank is the first bank in the country to receive this award and the award has been introduced by IBM for the first time in India for business development initiatives.

  • 69. India’s first Aerospace SEZ (Special Economic Zone) launched

in? Belgaum, Karnataka. Aerospace and engineering major QuEST Global launched the country's first aerospace Special Economic Zone for development and manufacture of aerospace precision engineering products.

  • 70. Which documentary has been selected for the Recycling Fond

award at the 36th International Festival of Sustainable

Development Films-ekotopfilm 2009? ‘Farming our Future’ Direction: Venu Nair

  • 71. Who has been appointed Pakistan captain for the Test tour of

New Zealand? Mohammad Yousuf Vice Captain: Kamran Akmal

  • 72. Who won India's first Gold medal in the 18th Asian Athletics

Championships held in Guangzhou? Om Prakash Singh. He won the men's shot put gold for India.

  • 73. Goalkeeper of Germany who committed suicide by stepping in

front of a train in Hanover?

Robert Enke 74. The sniper whose murderous shooting spree in the fall of 2002 left at

Robert Enke

74. The sniper whose murderous shooting spree in the fall of 2002 left at least 10 dead in Washington, was executed by lethal injection at a Virginia state prison? John Allen Muhammad

75. Who is appointed as the head of United States Agency for

International Development?

Rajiv Shaw

  • 76. Who has been chosen for this year’s K.R. Narayanan Award?

N.Ram, Editor-in-Chief of Hindu. He has won this award for his outstanding contribution to journalism in India. Instituted by the K.R. Narayanan Foundation in memory of the late President, the award is to honour individuals who have excelled in various fields.

  • 77. Who has been selected for the K. R. Narayanan Pravasi Ratna

award? M. A. Yusuf Ali, UAE-based industrialist won this award for his contribution to the cause of NRIs. K. R. Narayanan Kala Puraskaram award went to Malayalam film ‘Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja’

  • 78. Most-wanted cocaine kingpin of Mexico who had been ranked

by Forbes magazine as one of the most powerful people in the world. Joaquin Guzman. He ranked 41 on Forbes' 'powerful' list.

  • 79. A Michael Jackson portrait has sold for $812,000 (£507,500) at

an auction in Los Angeles. The artist of that portrait is?

Andy Warhol

  • 80. Sri Lanka's armed forces chief who has resigned from his post

just months after helping secure the defeat of the Tamil Tiger

rebels? Gen Sarath Fonseka

  • 81. Who has been selected for Ezhuthachan puraskaram-2009,

highest literary honour of Kerala State? Sugathakumari. She is a renowned poet and social activist. She has won this award for her valuable contribution to Malayalam poetry.

  • 82. Who has been named captain of the Indian hockey team for the

FIH Men's Champions Challenge tournament in Salta, Argentina? Rajpal Singh. The tournament will take place from December 6 to

83.

The Video game collected $550 million in 5 days, which has

beaten largest worldwide box-office opening, held by "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," which tallied $394 million over its first five days?

83. The Video game collected $550 million in 5 days, which has beaten largest worldwide box-office

"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2"

  • 84. Who was sworn as the first Punjabi-American (Sikh) mayor of

Yuba City in U.S.A? Kashmir Singh Gill Yuba City is known as the first Punjabi village in U.S.A

  • 85. Which country leads medals in the 18th Asian Athletics

Championships held in Guangzhou, China in 2009? China (47 Medals, 18 Gold, 19 Silver, 10 Bronze) India occupies the sixth position(12 Medals, 1 gold, 4 Silver, 7 bronze). 47 Nations participated in the event.

  • 86. The country which have reached the World Cup finals for the

second time in their history with victory over Bahrain in their

qualifying play-off? New Zealand

87.

Who is the Man of the series of the 20-20 series between

Pakistan and New Zealand held in Dubai? Shahid Afridi. Pakistan won the series 2-0.

88.

Who has clinched the Australian Masters Golf Title held in

Melbourne? Tiger Woods

89.

Which country chosen as host for the Asia-Pacific Economic

Cooperation (APEC) meetings held from February to November

 

2009?

Singapore

90.

The 2011 meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

(APEC) will be held in? Honolulu

91.

National junior athletics championships from November 20 to

24 held in?

Warangal, Andrapradesh

92.

What is the highest score of India in a test cricket match on a

single day? 443/1 in the second day of the third test match against Sri Lanka in Mumbai.

93.

Which country won FIFA Under-17 World Cup?

Switzerland. They defeated hosts and defending champions Nigeria

 

1-0 in the final.

94.

Who became the second Indian to complete 11,000 Test runs in

the recent test match against Sri Lanka?

 

Rahul Dravid.

95.

Who is appointed as the chief of Defence Staff of Sri Lanka?

Roshan Gunathilleke

96.

Who is appointed as Australia's batting coach for the upcoming

cricket season?

Justin Langer

  • 97. President of India, Pratibha Patil recently nominated five noted

personalities to Rajya Sabha. Who are they? 1.HK Dua, Eminent journalist. 2.AK Ganguly, Former Chairman of Hindustan Lever Limited.These two will replace Film Actor Hema Malini and

Journalist Chandan Mitra, whose term has come to an end.

  • 3. Javed Akhtar, Lyricist and poet

  • 4. Prof CNR Rao (Chairman of the scientific advisory council to the

PM)

  • 5. G Madhavan Nair, Former ISRO chairman.

    • 98. Which Consumer electronics and durables major recently

announced the inauguration of its split air-conditioner manufacturing line at its Sriperumbudur facility? Samsung. The AC manufacturing unit in India is the fifth in the world for Samsung.

  • 99. According to the Open Doors 2009 report, which country has

sent more than one lakh students to USA for the academic year

2008-09?

India. India retained its position as the top place of origin for

international students in the US. China remained in second place.

100. Which District panchayats of Kerala have won the ‘Nirmal Grama Puraskaram’ instituted by the Union government for their efforts in maintaining high level of public hygiene? Alappuzha and Pathnamthitta

101. Who becomes first Sri Lankan player to score a century in India since 1997? Tilakaratne Dilshan

102.

Ace straw picture craftsman from India who has been invited

to take part in the five day Mode Heim Handwerk fair at Munich

from November 25? Kiran Rajendran. This is the first time that straw pictures from India will get the opportunity to be displayed in an international gallery.

  • 103. The 11th International Meeting of the Communist and

Workers Parties jointly hosted by the Communist Party of India-

Marxist (CPI-M) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) took place in? New Delhi. Communist leaders from around the world met there on November 20-22, 2009 to discuss how to 'intensify popular struggles'

  • 104. One of Iraq's vice presidents who vetoed the country's new

election law recently, throwing into fresh doubt the feasibility of

holding crucial national balloting in January ? Tariq Hashimi. Iraq has two vice Presidents: Adil Abd Al-Mahdi and Tariq Hashimi.

  • 105. Sri Lankan player who scored a classy double century in the

first test match against India in Ahmedabad?

Mahela Jayawardhene He scored 275 runs and it was his sixth double century. He won the Man of the match Award of that match.

  • 106. Who has been declared elected in the presidential elections of

Afghanistan, which was held on 20th August, this year? Hameed Karzai

  • 107. Who has been chosen for the prestigious Indira Gandhi Prize

of 2009 for Peace, Disarmament and Development?

Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh Prime Minister.

  • 108. The 32 teams qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Football:

South Africa (Host), Ghana, Ivory Coast, Japan, Australia, South

Korea, North Korea, England, Netherlands, Spain, Serbia, Italy, Denmark, Germany, Brazil, Paraguay, Chile, United States,

Mexico , Switzerland, Slovakia, Argentina, Honduras , New Zealand, Nigeria, Cameroon, Algeria, Greece, Slovenia, Portugal, France, Uruguay.

  • 109. Who won the first Maliyama Foundation Award?

Irom Sharmila The award will be given to her for her crusade

against human rights violations and for repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958.

  • 110. The 1,500m champion of Beijing Olympics-2008, who has

been stripped of his gold medal after a failed drugs test.

Rashid Ramzi. The Moroccan-born runner who competes internationally for Bahrain was the only gold medalist from Beijing caught using performance-enhancing drugs

  • 111. Who is the richest man in India with USD 32 billion in net

worth followed by steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal and Anil Ambani,

according to the Forbes annual rich list for the country? Mukesh Ambani, Reliance Industries Chairman.

  • 112. Which Indian film has bagged five awards at the South Asian

International Film Festival held in New York? 'Manjaadikkuru'. The Malayalam film bagged five awards including the ones for Best Film, Best Direction, Best Script, Best Cinematography and Best Debutante Talent. The film is directed by Anjali Menon

  • 113. Who has chosen as first full-time president of European

Union?

Photo:AP Herman Van Rompuy, Belgian Prime Minister 114. The cricketer who has reached the milestone in

Photo:AP Herman Van Rompuy, Belgian Prime Minister

  • 114. The cricketer who has reached the milestone in his career by

completing a phenomenal 30,000 runs in international cricket during the Test against Sri Lanka? Sachin Tendulkar. He became the first batsman to complete 30,000 international runs when he scored his 35th run in the second innings against Sri Lanka. He slammed his 43rd Test century in that match.

  • 115. Which country won women's team title in the 19th Asian Table

Tennis Championships held in Lucknow? China. The beat Singapore 3-1 in the final while host India finished

seventh.

  • 116. Who has been named as High Representative (Chief) for

Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of European Union?

Catherine Ashton, Britain

  • 117. Which team won their second successive Russian Premier

League title?

Rubin Kazan

last year's deadly terror attacks in Mumbai, India, were arrested in Italy. Name of that terrorists? Mohammad Yaqub Janjua and Aamer Yaqub Janjua

  • 119. Which state of India won the national Junior Athletics

Championship held at Warangal for the 13th consecutive time? Kerala.

  • 120. Constitution bench to consider the Mullaperiyar dam dispute

between Tamil Nadu and Kerala has been formed recently. The bench consists of? The five-judge bench would be presided by Justice DK Jain. Justice Mukundakam Sharma, RM Lodha, D Sudharshan Reddy and Deepak Varma would be the other members.

  • 121. Who has been named as the Secretary of the International

Monetary Fund by its Managing Director Dominique Strauss- Kahn? Siddharth Tiwari, Indian economist.

  • 122. Which is the inaugural film of the 40th edition of the

International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Panaji, Goa, on Nov

23, 2009? “Wheat", Chinese historical drama was the inaugural film.

  • 123. Who is the Man of the match of the second ODI between South

Africa and England at Super Sport Park, Centurion on 22-11-2009? Paul Collingwood. He scored unbeaten 105 after took two wickets and held a superb catch as England beat South Africa by 7-wickets.

  • 124. Which state crowned champions in the 55th National School

Games held in Amritsar? Kerala. Kerala won 76 medals, including 28 gold, 28 silver and 19 bronze. Hosts Punjab came second in the medal tally with 24 gold medals and 10 bronze.

  • 125. A long-running inquiry commissioned by the Indian

government to investigate the destruction of the disputed structure

Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in 1992. In November 2009, a day after a newspaper published the allegedly leaked contents of the report, the report was tabled in the Indian parliament by the Home Minister, P. Chidambaram. Name of that commission? Liberhan Commission

  • 126. Who has been crowned Miss Earth 2009 which was held on

November 22 at the Boracay beach resort in Aklan province,

central Philippines? Larissa Ramos, Nineteen-year-old Brazilian beauty.

  • 127. Who is the Brand Ambassador of Kerala Hockey?

Suresh Gopi, Malyalam Superstar.

  • 128. Which athletes were crowned as the Male and Female World

Athletes of the Year 2009 by International Athletic Foundation (IAF)? Usain Bolt, Jamaica Sanya Richard, USA

  • 129. India’s nuclear-capable intermediate range and surface-to-

surface missile which was test—fired for the first time on 23rd of

Novmber-2009?

Agni II

  • 130. Who won the Artist of the Year Award at the 37th American

Music Awards (AMAs) beating out Michael Jackson? Taylor Swift. She won five awards while Jackson got 4 awards.

  • 131. Who was the oldest person to ever climb Mt Everest?

Min Bahadur Sherchan, 78 years old became the oldest person to

conquer the world's highest peak

  • 132. China executed two people recently for their roles in a tainted

milk powder scandal in which at least six children died and more

than 300,000 became sick. Who are they? Zhang Yujun and Geng Jinping. Zhang Yujun was executed for endangering public safety and Geng Jinping was executed for producing and selling toxic food

133.

Who has taken over as General Manager, Southern Railway on

21st November 2009? Shri Deepak Krishan

  • 134. Secretary Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs who is appointed

as Secretary of Ministry of Shipping?

K Mohandas.

  • 135. SEBI (Stock Exchange Board of India )has served an amended

notice to a major Indian company asking why it shouldn't be barred from accessing the stock markets under the rules on fraudulent and unfair trade practices and the gains it made of Rs.513 crore not be disgorged. Which is that company? Reliance Industries (RIL). SEBI has issued an amended notice to Mukesh Ambani-led RIL on insider trading.

  • 136. Who became the first woman president to fly in a fighter jet,

the Sukhoi-30MKI of the Indian Air Force?

Pratibha Patil, Indian President

  • 137. Prosecutors in the genocide trial of a former Khmer Rouge

prison chief demanded a 40-year jail sentence recently for a man

they described as responsible for snuffing out innocent lives and spreading terror across Cambodia. Name of that Jail Chief? Kaing Guek Eav. He is also known as Duch (pronounced DOIK) oversaw the torture and execution of about 16,000 men, women and children during the Khmer Rouge's 1975-79 rule. Some 1.7 million Cambodians died of torture, execution, disease and starvation under the Khmer Rouge.

The Khmer Rouge was the name given to the followers of the Communist Party of Kampuchea, the totalitarian ruling party in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979, led by Pol Pot, Ieng Sary, Son Sen and Khieu Samphan.

  • 138. Iran's best-selling newspaper, which has been banned for

publishing a picture of a temple belonging to the outlawed Bahai

sect.?

Hamshahri.

  • 139. Who became the fourth highest run getter in Test cricket,

surpassing former Australian captain, Allan Border? Rahul Dravid. Border took 156 Tests to reach 11,174 Test runs at an average of 50.56. Dravid reached 11182 runs in 136 Tests at an average of 53.50, Tendulkar - 161 matches - 12917 runs - average of 54.76 Lara -131 matches - 11953 runs - average of 52.88 Ponting - 136 matches - 11345 runs - average of 55.88

  • 140. Who has been appointed as chairman of Atomic Energy

Commission of India? Srikumar Banerjee. He is a leading expert in Materials and Technology in the country and director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)

  • 141. The son of a Philippines clan boss who was charged with

murder recently after the massacre of at least 57 people in last week

of November-2009? Andal Ampatuan Jr, a local mayor in Maguindanao province.

  • 142. The United States of America has reached an agreement to

station an American antimissile defense system on a country in Central Europe recently. Which is that country? Poland. United States and Poland have agreed terms for stationing US troops in Poland so that the deployment of US Patriot missiles can

start next year.

  • 143. The search engine which apologized recently for results of

image search of 'Michelle Obama’, first lady of U.S.? Google. In November, when someone typed "Michelle Obama" in the popular search engine Google, one of the first images that came up was a picture of the American first lady altered to resemble a monkey.

match against New Zealand in Dunedin? Umar Akmal, a blistering 129 (160b, 21x4, 2x6) on debut. He won the Man of the Match award, but Pakistan lost that match by 32 runs.

  • 145. The French Parliament has unanimously adopted the civil

nuclear agreement with an Asian Country. Which is that country? India.

  • 146. Which car has been ranked No. 1 in the mid-size entry

segment (228 PP/100), according to the 2009 J.D. Power Asia

Pacific India Vehicle Dependability Study released recently? Ford Ikon

  • 147. Who was awarded the man of the match in the second test

match between India and Sri Lanka played at Kanpur? Sreesanth. He was declared Man of the Match for his 6 wicket haul. India beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 144 runs in that match and it was India's 100th test win in all, their first being way back in 1952 against England.

  • 148. Former Indian Volleyball team captain who has been selected

for the 21st Jimmy George Foundation award, 2009, for his

contributions to sports? Tom Joseph

  • 149. Iranian authorities have confiscated the Nobel Peace Prize

medal awarded to Iranian lawyer-activist in 2003 for her work as a

lawyer and human rights activist. Name of that Nobel laureate? Shirin Ebadi

  • 150. The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

(CHOGM), leaders from 51 Commonwealth countries began a three-day summit started on November 27, 2009, held in? Port of Spain

  • 151. Which country n launched its fifth spy satellite on 28th

November 2009 in a bid to boost its ability to independently gather

intelligence?

China

  • 152. Which company has been awarded the 2009 CII

(Confederation of Indian Industry) National Award for Energy

Efficient Unit? Piramal Healthcare's Digwal, India, manufacturing division.

  • 153. Who was awarded the man of the match in the first test match

between Australia and West Indies played at Brisbane? Ben Hilfenhaus. This Australian bowler took 3 wickets in the first innings and claimed two in the second innings. Australia beat West Indies by an innings and 65 runs.

  • 154. Who becomes the youngest West Indian to score a Test

century on debut? Adrian Barath At just 19 years and 228 days, Barath became the seventh youngest batsman in Test history to post a century on debut. He had scored 104 of West Indies' total of 154 in the second innings.

  • 155. Who was adjudged Man of the Match in the third ODI between

South Africa and England played at Cape Town on November 27,

2009?

AB de Villiers (South Africa). He scored 121 off 85 balls and South Africa won the match by 112 runs.

  • 156. Which Indian city will be the venue of the 97th Indian Science

Congress? Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

96th Indian Science Congress held at NEHU in Shillong, Meghalaya.

  • 157. In November 2009, more than 50 employees of a nuclear plant

of India were affected due to high radiation levels. A water cooler

for supplying water for the employees was contaminated with tritiated water. Where is that nuclear plant? Kaiga nuclear power station situated at Kaiga in Uttar Kannada district in Karnataka, India.

Commonwealth of Nations, becoming the 54th member of the organization of mostly former British colonies? Rwanda

  • 159. Who was adjudged Man of the Match in the fourth ODI

between South Africa and England played at Port Elizabeth on November 29, 2009? James Anderson (England). He took five wickets and England won the match by 7 wickets.

  • 160. Which country decided to sign civil nuclear deal with India

recently? Canada. India and Canada have agreed on a civil nuclear deal that will enable New Delhi to access Canadian nuclear technology and uranium after a gap of 34 years. The deal is likely to be signed when Manmohan Singh goes to Canada to attend the G20 summit in June, 2010.

  • 161. Chief of Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) who was sent to jail

for 14 days after his arrest in Andhra Pradesh's Karimnagar district before he could begin his "fast unto death" for a separate Telangana state? K Chandrasekhara Rao.

  • 162. Whop will be the new partner of Mahesh Bhupathi in doubles

for the next tennis season?

Max Mirnyi of Belarus. Bhupathi and Mirnyi had enjoyed a successful partnership in the past when the two won the 2002 US Open and also reached the Wimbledon final in 2003. Mark Knowles was his earlier partner which ended in the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals.

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In which place of Kerala, one of the worst boat tragedies in its

history occurred, after Kerala Tourism Development Corporation’s new double-decker boat ‘Jalakanyaka’ carrying 74 tourists capsized that claimed 45 lives on September 30,2009? Periyar Reservoir at Thekkady

2.

Name the place where a powerful Pacific Ocean earthquake

spawned towering tsunami waves which hit on September 29 that

killing more than 113 people and leaving dozens of workers missing? Samoa Islands in the central South Pacific

3.

Name of the Tropical Storm that hits Philippines on September

26, 2009 killing 246 people and causing massive flooding in the

 

region?

Ketsana

4.

Name the top American official at the U.N. mission in

Afghanistan who has been ordered out of the country after he

disagreed with superiors over how to deal with widespread fraud charges from the presidential election in Afghanistan? Peter Galbraith

5.

Former Haryana chief minister (from March to November 1967),

who was also a former cabinet minister in 1980-84 and held

various portfolios including agriculture, rural development as well as food and supplies died recently ? Rao Birender Singh

  • 6. Former 100 meter world champion who has announced his

retirement recently from international competition.

Kim Collins

  • 7. Eminent singer who has been selected for the Dada Saheb Phalke

Award for the year 2007 which carries a Cash Prize of Rs. 10 lakh, a

Swaran Kamal and a Shawl? Shri Manna Dey

  • 8. Which company has agreed to arrange 2.2 million tonnes of

liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year that NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation) Ltd will use to fuel its southern India plant at Kayamkulam, Kerala which is currently running on naphtha? Petronet LNG

  • 9. A rare 507 carat white diamond, considered being among the top

20 largest high quality rough diamonds ever found worldwide was

discovered recently from which place?

5. Former Haryana chief minister (from March to November 1967), who was also a former cabinet

The Cullinan Mine near Pretoria in South Africa. The diamond is discovered by the Mining group Petra Diamond, London-listed Company.

10.

Which country celebrated 60years of Communist rule with a

spectacular military and civilian parade through the centre of its

capital city?

China

  • 11. In which place of India, geologists recently have found a cluster

of dinosaur eggs, said to be about 65 million years old?

10. Which country celebrated 60years of Communist rule with a spectacular military and civilian parade through

A village in Ariyalur District of Tamil Nadu.

  • 12. Nick name of the oldest known fossil skeleton of a human

ancestor—a female Ardipithecus ramidus specimen which has been

found recently? "Ardi"

Picture courtesy J. H. Matternes via Science/AAAS

  • 13. Turkish journalist who threw a shoe at IMF chief Dominique

Strauss-Kahn in Istanbul ahead of key meetings on the economic crisis, as rallies set to bring thousands into the streets got underway? Selcuk Ozbek

  • 14. Legendary Film director who was arrested in Switzerland for

the rape of then 13-year-old Samantha Geimer on a 31-year-old international arrest warrant as he arrived to attend the Zurich Film Festival?

Roman Polanski

  • 15. Who became the third batsman to reach 12,000 one-day

international (ODI) runs? Ricky Ponting Other two are Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya.

  • 16. Who won Pan Pacific Open tennis title-2009?

Maria Sharapova She won the Toray Pan Pacific Open title when Jelena Jankovic retired because of an arm injury in the first set.

  • 17. Marking the International Day of Non-Violence, which

organization has recently released a stamp of Mahatma Gandhi on

the occasion of his 140th birth anniversary? The United Nations

  • 18. Which country will host the 2016 Olympics?

Brazil. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Brazil will also host the World Cup Football-2014

  • 19. The last surviving leader of the ill-fated 1943 Warsaw ghetto

revolt against the Nazis, died at the age of 90?

Roman Polanski 15. Who became the third batsman to reach 12,000 one-day international (ODI) runs? Ricky

Photo by Kubik

Marek Edelman During the World War II, he co-founded the Jewish Combat Organization. He took part in the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, becoming its leader after the death of Mordechaj Anielewicz. He also took part in the city-wide 1944 Warsaw Uprising.

20. Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh is leading a non-BJP, non- Congress group of MPs in Parliament, which seeks to play the role of a “critical opposition”. Name that group of Independent MPs who have come together due to ‘commonality of issues’. The Lok Morcha

21. The doyen of Indian rationalist movement, a vocal atheist, skeptic and caustic critic of Sathya Sai Baba, died on October 4th 2009 at the Abhirami Hospital in Coimbatore?

Marek Edelman During the World War II, he co-founded the Jewish Combat Organization. He took part

Basava Premanand

22. Who has won Formula One’s Japanese Grand Prix 2009 title? Sebastian Vettel

23. Who has won the European Golden Shoe for the second time after scoring 32 goals for Atletico Madrid in the Spanish league this season?

Diego Forlan 24. Who won Nobel Prize for physics in 2009? The Nobel Prize in physics

Diego Forlan

  • 24. Who won Nobel Prize for physics in 2009?

The Nobel Prize in physics will be awarded to Americans.

  • 1. Charles K. Kao,

  • 2. Willard S. Boyle and

  • 3. George E. Smith.

Kao was honored for discovering how to transmit light signals long distance through hair-thin glass fibers. Boyle and Smith received the prize for opening the door to digital

cameras by inventing a sensor that turns light into electrical signals

  • 25. Who was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Greece after his

party PASOK won recent Parliamentary Elections? George Papandreou. His party, i.e. the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) has won 160 out of 300 seats

  • 26. Which country won the Champions Trophy Cricket title-2009

held in South Africa? Australia. They beat New Zealand in the final by 6 wickets Man of the Match in the Final: Shane Watson (For his match-

winning innings of unbeaten 105 of 129 balls) Man of the Series: Ricky Ponting

  • 27. List the name of scientists who are selected for 2009 Shanti

Swarup Bhatnagar Award for Science and Technology which is given to scientists below 45 years of age, for their outstanding scientific contributions made primarily in India during the last 5 years proceeding the year of the Prize? Biological Sciences:

  • 1. Dr Amitabh Joshi, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced

Scientific Research, Banglore and

  • 2. Dr Bhaskar Saha, National Centre for Cell Science, Pune.

Chemical Sciences:

  • 3. Dr Charusita chakravarty, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,

New Delhi and 4.Dr Narayanaswamy Jayaraman, Indian Institute

of Science, Bangalore.

Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean & Planetary Sciences:

  • 5. Dr S K Satheesh, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Engineering Sciences:

  • 6. Dr Giridhar Madras, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and

7.Dr Jayant Ramaswamy Haritsa, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Mathematical Sciences:

  • 8. Dr Venapally Suresh, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

Medical Sciences:

  • 9. Dr Santosh Gajanan Honavar, L V Prasad Eye Institute,

Hyderabad Physical Sciences:

  • 10. Dr Rajesh Gopakumar, Harish-Chandra research Institute,

Allahabad and

  • 11. Dr Abhishek Dhar, Raman Research Institute, Bangalore

Shri Prithviraj Chavan also gave away CSIR Young Scientist Award

2009

  • 28. One of the main orchestrators of the Rwandan 1994 genocide

who has been arrested in Kampala, the Ugandan capita?

Idelphonse Nizeyimana Known as the Butcher of Butare, Nizeyimana is accused of being one of the

Idelphonse Nizeyimana Known as the Butcher of Butare, Nizeyimana is accused of being one of the "top four" men who directed the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. He is believed to have ordered the execution of Rosalie Gicanda, the Queen of Rwanda and the head of the Tutsi tribe.

29. Who has been appointed as the Advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Infrastructure, Innovation and Information? Sam Pitroda. He is now the Chairman National Knowledge Commission.

30. Who won Nobel Prize for Chemistry-2009?

  • 1. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (USA)

  • 2. Thomas Steitz (USA)

  • 3. Ada Yonath (Israel)

Ada is the first woman to receive it since 1964 Award is given for creating detailed blueprints of ribosomes, the protein-making machinery within cells, research that’s being used to develop new antibiotics.

31. Who won Man Booker Prize Award-2009?

Hilary Mantel. This British novelist won the award for her gripping 16th century tale titled “Wolf

Hilary Mantel. This British novelist won the award for her gripping 16th century tale titled “Wolf Hall”

  • 32. Name the French Tourism Company which bought Mahatma

Gandhi's house in South Africa for an amount of $377,029 outbidding other bidders including Indians? Voyageurs du Monde. The company plans to turn the property into a Gandhi museum in line with its philosophy of investing in heritage properties worldwide and Gandhiji lived in the house from 1908 to 1910.

  • 33. Which animal has been declared as ‘National Aquatic Animal’

by Government of India? ‘Dolphin GANGA DOLPHIN, locally known as ‘Sauns’ has been declared as ‘National Aquatic Animal’. In India, they live more in Ganga River.

  • 34. The former head of Interpol and South Africa's national police

chief who went on trial accused of corruption.

Photo:AFP Jackie Selebi Mr Selebi is accused of taking money and gifts from a notorious alleged

Photo:AFP

Jackie Selebi Mr Selebi is accused of taking money and gifts from a notorious alleged gangster, Glenn Agliotti,

  • 35. Who won National Snooker Championship title-2009?

Pankaj Adwani. He defeated Saurabh Kothari in final. Pankaj Adwani also won the National Billiards Title-2009 defeating Geet Sethi in a nerve-wracking final.

  • 36. National women's billiards title-2009 is won by?

Meenal Thakur. She defeated her younger sister Anuja Chandra in

the final.

  • 37. Who won Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine -2009?

1. Elizabeth H. Blackburn (U.S.A) 2. Carol W. Greider (U.S.A) 3. Jack W. Szostak (U.S.A) They got this award for discovering how chromosomes protect themselves as cells divide, work that has inspired experimental cancer therapies and may offer insights into aging.

  • 38. Which team won the Irani Trophy Cricket title for 2009-10?

Rest of India. They won the title on the basis of their first innings

lead against Renji Trophy Champions Mumbai as a wet outfield ruled out any play on the last day of the match

39.

Who has been selected for the 24th Indira Gandhi Award for

National Integration for the year 2008? Balraj Puri.He is a leading political commentator and eminent journalist.

  • 40. Which country tops the list of the countries with the highest

quality of life according to the annual Human Development Index, unveiled by the U. N. Development Program? Norway. According to this index, Norway is the best country in the world in which to live. Niger comes in last position and India ranks 134th out of 182 countries in the world.

  • 41. Who won Nobel Prize-in literature of this year?

The award is given to Germany’s Herta Mueller, a Romanian-born writer honored for work that “with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed.”

  • 42. Which state won IBN 7 Diamond state award for “India’s best

big state” for their overall performance and significant contribution to the development of the state? Kerala. “India’s best small state award” is won by Goa. The award is given by IBN 7 network in partnership with Outlook magazine.

  • 43. Winner of The Wisden Cricketer magazine's World Test Player

of the Year 2009 award? Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh all rounder

  • 44. The tropical storm that hits Japan on October 8 killing two

people and shuttering factories, closing schools and stranding

commuters and travelers at airports and train stations? Typhoon Melor

  • 45. According to the QS/Times Higher Education rankings, which

university retained the top position among the top 100 varsities of

the world?

Harvard University (U.S.A). None of the Indian universities figure among the top 100 varsities of the world Second spot-Cambridge University (Britain)

  • 46. Which team won the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy of 2009?

India Red India Red, under the captaincy of S Badrinath defeated Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led India Blues by 7 wickets in the final.

  • 47. One of the greatest writers of Gothic fiction who has given

funeral 160 years after his mysterious death? Edgar Allan Poe He has been honoured with a second funeral service on October 10, 2009.

  • 48. Boyzone singer, who has been found dead at the age of 33 while

on holiday with his partner Andrew in Mallorca.

Harvard University (U.S.A). None of the Indian universities figure among the top 100 varsities of the

Stephen Gately

  • 49. Indian sound engineer who was recently inducted into the

Motion pictures Academy, the members of which can cast their

votes for the list of Oscar nominees? Rasool Pookutty

  • 50. Pope Benedict XVI canonized five new saints on 11th of

October-2009. Name the five saints.

  • 1. Jozef De Veuster, better known as Father Damien was a Roman

Catholic priest from Belgium and he won recognition for his

ministry to people with leprosy

  • 2. Zygmunt Szczesny Felinski, a Polish bishop who kept

championing Catholicism after Russia shut down Polish churches

in retaliation for the Polish uprising against Russia in Warsaw in

1861.

  • 3. Jeanne Jugan, a French nun who set up an order that runs

homes for destitute around the world.

  • 4. Francisco Coll y Guitart, a Spaniard who founded an order of

Dominicans in the 19th century.

  • 5. Rafael Arnaiz Baron, a Spaniard, who wrote extensively about

spirituality before his death at age 27.

  • 51. Countries which have signed a historic peace agreement

recently ending a century of hostility – hostility that stemmed from the World War One mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman forces? Turkey and Armenia

  • 52. A former TV crime show host and state legislator accused of

commissioning killings to boost ratings turned him in to

authorities and was jailed on homicide and drug trafficking charges? Wallace Souza

  • 53. Who has been awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize?

Barack Obama, US President.

  • 54. Canada's first space tourist and also the world's first Space

Clown who returned from International Space station on October

11, 2009? Guy Laliberte

Astronautics? G Madhavan Nair. (Former ISRO Chairman)

  • 56. Who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences?

Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson for their work in economic governance. Ostrom was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences since it was founded in 1968.

  • 57. The Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal?

Sujata Koirala

  • 58. Name of the previously unreleased song by Michael Jackson

which was unveiled to the world almost four months after the star's death? "This Is It"

  • 59. Sweden striker who announced his retirement from

International Football recently? Henrik Larsson. Larsson retired in 2002 but returned to international action two years later.

  • 60. Who are the co-winners of the 2009 Right Livelihood Award,

known as "Alternative Nobel", for their work in campaigning

against nuclear weapons, protecting the rain forests of Congo and raising awareness about climate change?

  • 1. Alyn Ware of New Zealand

  • 2. Rene Ngongo of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

  • 3. David Suzuki of Canada

  • 4. Catherine Hamlin of Australia who won the award for treating

women in Ethiopia suffering from obstetric fistula.

  • 61. Who has received the 2009 Golden Foot award?

Ronaldinho, Brazilian Striker

  • 62. New Zealand all-rounder who retired from Test cricket to

prolong his career in the shorter formats of the game?

Jacob Oram

63.

Who is the new director of National Cricket Academy of India?

Sandeep Patel

  • 64. Indian footballer who was a part of the 1956 Melbourne

Olympics squad that finished fourth, which is India's best finish in

Olympic football, died recently? Keshto Pal

  • 65. India has signed a civil nuclear pact with which country that

encourages and support scientific technical and commercial co- operation for mutual benefit in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy? Argentina. Argentina has become the seventh country, following US, France, Russia, Kazakhstan, Namibia and Mongolia, with which India has signed a civil nuclear agreement.

  • 66. Argentina qualified for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa

following a 1-0 away victory over arch rival Uruguay in

Montevideo. Who scored that goal for Argentina? Mario Bolatti.He scored the goal in the 84th minute.

  • 67. Who is appointed as the new member of the Supreme Court

Collegium after retirement of the second senior most apex court

judge Justice B N Agarwal? Justice R V Raveendran. Supreme Court Collegium, headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan, has Justices H S Kapadia, Tarun Chatterjee and Altamas Kabir as the members.

  • 68. India recently signed the Military Technical Cooperation

Agreement with which country? Russia. India and Russia signed two defence deals at the conclusion of the Sixth Meeting of the India - Russia Inter Governmental Commission on Military Technical Cooperation (IRIGC-MTC). The first agreement would be on extending the military technical cooperation for ten years from 2011 to 2020 and the second relates to after-sales product support for defence equipment of Russian origin.

69.

Countries which are qualified for World Cup-Football 2010 as

the 20th and 21st nations for the 32-team World Cup, scheduled for next June in South Africa? Switzerland and Slovakia. This is Slovakia’s first World Cup. They achieved the landmark by beating Poland 1-0

  • 70. Who has been appointed as the captain of the Australia

Twenty20 team? Michael Clark Vice Captain: Cameron White

  • 71. Indian-American billionaire who has been featured in Forbes

annual list of America's 200 Best Small Companies among "eight self-made stars who have built tidy empires in an array of industries"?

69. Countries which are qualified for World Cup-Football 2010 as the 20th and 21st nations for

Bharat Desai

  • 72. The Country which decided to celebrate the 400th anniversary

of Galileo’s telescope and the U.N.-designated International Year of

Astronomy recently? Vatican

73.

The first African country to win the under-20 World Cup

Football after beating four-time champions Brazil 4-3 in a penalty

shoot out in the final held in Cairo. Ghana

  • 74. Veteran Journalist, publisher social activist and a pioneer in

bringing out evening dailies in Malayalam died at a private hospital

in Kozhikode in Kerala. Theruvath Raman

  • 75. Who has been named as the AIFF (All India Football

Federation) Player of the Year-2009? Subrata Paul. Paul has thus become the first goalkeeper to win this award which started in 1992.

  • 76. Who is elected as the new president of the All India Football

Federation? Prafool Patel General Secretary of AIFF: Alberto Colaco

  • 77. Who is the new world champion in Formula One?

Jenson Button

  • 78. Russian gymnast, who won a bronze medal at world

championships in London, died y in a car crash recently?

Yury Ryazanov

  • 79. Who becomes the youngest ever recipient of the Order of

Jamaica, one of the country's highest honours, at a ceremony in the

capital Kingston? Usain Bolt

  • 80. Who was re-elected as President of Indonesia securing nearly

61 per cent of the vote, ahead of his nearest rival and ex-president

Megawati Sukarnoputri? Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Boediono

  • 82. A man who worked for years as a nurse's aide in Maryland and

Pennsylvania who has been crowned as a king in Uganda recently?

Charles Wesley Mumbere

  • 83. Which trains collided in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura city killing 23

people on October 23, 2009? Goa Express and Mewar Express,

  • 84. Who was confirmed as the next Lucasian Professor of

Mathematics on 19 October 2009, to succeed Stephen Hawking on 1 November 2009? Michael Boris Green. He is a British physicist and one of the pioneers of string theory.

  • 85. Which country has begun operating an earthquake monitoring

station at the foot of Mount Everest in a bid to learn more about

the world's highest peak? China

  • 86. Recipients of UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural

Organization (UNESCO)-Madanjeet Singh Prize-2009 for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence? Franois Houtart of Belgium and Abdul Sattar Edhi of Pakistan Franois Houtart won this award for his life-long commitment to world peace, human rights and the promotion of tolerance. Abdul Sattar won this award for his life-long efforts to ameliorate the conditions of the most disadvantaged groups in Pakistan and South Asia. The prize money comprises of $100,000 which is to be shared equally between them.

  • 87. The broadcaster which has bagged the broadcast rights for

cricket to be played in India over the next four years starting April

2010?

Nimbus Communications Ltd. They own the Neo Sports and Neo Cricket channels. Nimbus will pay the BCCI well over Rs 2,000 core for airing all the matches organized by the board in India from 2010 to 2014.

88.

American scientist who had worked for the White House and

NASA was arrested by the United States authorities recently,

charged with attempted spying for Israel? Stewart David Nozette.

  • 89. Who is the Prime Minister of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir?

Raja Farooq Haider Khan

  • 90. Indian American philanthropist brothers who won the

Northern Virginia Community Foundation’s community leader award for 2009? Sudhakar V. Shenoy and Suresh V. Shenoy

  • 91. Who bagged the PSPB Sports Person of the Year award for

2008-09?

Saina Nehwal World billiards champion Pankaj Advani and cricketer Virender Sehwag shared the Sports Person of the Year award for 2007-08.

  • 92. The Director of National Institute for Ocean Technology

(NIOT)? Dr. M.A.Atmanand

  • 93. Who was named New Zealand cricketer of the year-2009?

Daniel Vettori. He was also honoured with all-rounder and most

successful first class bowler award.

  • 94. Which party emerged victorious in all assembly elections held

in the three states of Maharashtra, Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh? Indian National Congress

  • 95. Who has denied having written a foreword attributed to him in

the autobiography by Congo Republic President Denis Sassou- Nguesso? Nelson Mandela

2009?

New South Wales Blues. They beat Trinidad and Tobago in the final by 41 runs

  • 97. Which state won the National Interstate Athletic

championship-2009?

Kerala

  • 98. Coach of New Zealand Cricket Team who has resigned from his

position following a review of the performance of the side after

their return from the Champions Trophy? Andy Moles

  • 99. The only Indian film which is included in the competition

section of the 54th Valladolid International Film Festival which

began on October 23 Rithu (Malayalam Film) which is directed by National Award winner Syamaprasad, Valladolid, one of Europe’s oldest film festivals.

  • 100. The only Indian Film Director who is included in the judges’

panel of 11th International Film Festival at Mumbai which starts

from October-29? Shaji N Karun.

  • 101. New name of Orissa?

Orissa will soon be known as Odisha and the name Oriya language

too will be changed from Oriya to Odia.

  • 102. Who won the Kremlin Cup Women’s tennis title-2009?

Francesca Schiavone of Italy. She beat Olga Govortsova of Belarus

in the final.

  • 103. Who won the Kremlin Cup Men’s tennis title-2009?

Mikhail Youzhny(Russia). He beat Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia in

the final.

  • 104. Who won the Moto Grant Pix World Championship-2009?

Valentino Rossi (Italy)

105.

Which country won the seven-match hockey Test series

against Canada in Canada? India. India won the series 6-0.

  • 106. Fifteenth ASEAN summit which ends With Pledge to Build

Flexible Community held in? 15th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) during October 23-25 in two well-known adjoining beach resorts of Cha-am and Hua Hin in Thailand. Association of Southeast Nations has 10 members - Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam - which met with dialogue partners Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, and South Korea for an East Asia Summit.

  • 107. Former Cuban President Fidel Castro’s younger sister who has

just revealed that she was for years a spy for the CIA.?

Juanita Castro. The revelations come in a new memoir, “Fidel and Raúl, My Brothers: The Secret History”

  • 108. Who won Stockholm Open Tennis title -2009?

Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis. He captured his first title of 2009 with a

straight set victory over Belgium’s Olivier Rochus.

  • 109. Mongolian Prime Minister who tenders resignation citing

health reasons? Bayar Sanjaa

  • 110. Which country has stopped issuing visas to Canadian citizens

amid rising tensions between the two governments? Libya

  • 111. Who has been appointed the deputy chief minister of

Maharashtra for the third time?

Chhagan Bhujbal

  • 112. 21-year-old women’s 100-meter sprint champion who has been

banned from competition for life after testing positive for banned

drugs at the China National Games? Wang Jing

  • 113. Who has been appointed as chairman and managing director

(MD) of Punjab National Bank?

K R Kamath

  • 114. Which footballer has won the award for the best player of

Spanish league 2008-2009?

Lionel Messi

  • 115. A Taliban car bomb killed 89 Pakistanis and wounded

hundreds more at a bazaar in Pakistan took place hours after the

US Secretary of State touched down for a diplomatic visit in Islamabad. Venue of that car bomb attack? Meena Bazaar, in Peshawar

  • 116. The former England umpire, who has died at the age of 68

after a long battle with cancer?

David Shepherd

  • 117. Name of the controversial book written by Andre Agassi in

which he admits that he used the drug crystal meth or ice in the

middle of his highly lucrative tennis career?

“Open” 118. Man of the Match of first ODI between India and Australia held in Baroda?

“Open”

  • 118. Man of the Match of first ODI between India and Australia

held in Baroda?

Michael Hussey

  • 119. Man of the Match of second ODI between India and Australia

held in Nagpur? Mahendra Singh Dhoni

  • 120. Who will be the new deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of

India? Subir Gokarn

  • 121. Name of the last work of Michael Jackson ,a documentary

which released recently ?

“This is it”

  • 122. Who has been elected as the first Asian American woman

president of the 75-year-old American College of Chest Physicians?

Dr Kalpalatha K Guntupalli

123.

Which country takes the lead in this year’s ranking of the

world’s most prosperous countries announced by the UK-based economic think-tank the Legatum Institute on 27 October? Finland. The top three includes two other small liberal democracies, Switzerland and Sweden. Zimbabwe is in the last spot.

  • 124. Toronto-based folk singer who died after coyotes pounced on

her during a solo hike in Cape Breton national park in Canada?

123. Which country takes the lead in this year’s ranking of the world’s most prosperous countries

Taylor Mitchell Coyote is a member of the dog family found in low deserts and valleys.

  • 125. Name of NASA’s first rocket since 1981, which has launched

successfully on 28th of October 2009?

Ares 1-X

  • 126. United Nations torture investigator who was barred from

Zimbabwe and sent back to South Africa after a night in Harare

airport? Manfred Nowak

  • 127. India’s second-largest public sector lender which plans to buy

a majority stake in Dana Bank, bank in Kazakhstan, for an

estimated $24 million, which would be its first overseas

acquisition? Punjab National Bank

  • 128. Name of the world’s largest and most expensive cruise ship

which has set sail recently for Miami from the Finnish shipyard

where it was built?

acquisition? Punjab National Bank 128. Name of the world’s largest and most expensive cruise ship which

“Oasis of the Seas”

  • 129. The Malayalam Superstar who is elected as the goodwill

ambassador of Kerala athletics? Mohan Lal Superstar Mammootty had been hailed as the brand ambassador of volleyball in Kerala.

  • 130. Eminent scientist who took over as the chairman of the Indian

Space Research Organisation (ISRO)?

K Radhakrishnan 131. Who is the new Director of Vikram Sarabahi Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram? P.S.

K Radhakrishnan

  • 131. Who is the new Director of Vikram Sarabahi Space Centre

(VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram? P.S. Veeraraghavan, a rocket technologist.

  • 132. Due to security reasons, India has recently issued an order to

ban all pre-paid mobile phones in a state. Which is that state?

Jammu and Kashmir.

  • 133. A collection of letters from British poet sold at auction for

$459,110.67, exceeding the highest pre-sale estimates by more than $160,000 and selling for more than any other letters or manuscript by a British Romantic poet. Name of that Poet? Lord George Byron

  • 134. Haiti -- Prime Minister who was removed from office by the

Haitian Senate? Michele Pierre-Louis

Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service in the US Department of Commerce? Suresh Kumar

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1. Which country won Nehru Cup International Football Tournament 2009? India India defeated Syria by 5-4 (penalty shootout) in the finals on August 31, 2009. Goal-keeper Subroto Paul, who saved three penalties to become

India’s saviour, was awarded the man of the match of the final. India won this cup two times, 2007 & 2009.

  • 2. Who won the Man of the Tournament award of Nehru Cup

Football title-2009? Bhaichung Bhutia, Indian Captain

  • 3. Which scientist is elected as the new President of International

Academy of Astronautics (IAA)? Dr. Madhavan Nair, Chief of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

  • 4. Who is the new Air Officer Commanding –in-Chief of Southern

Air Command of India? Air Marshal Sumit Mukerjee. He is the only pilot in the history of IAF to have commanded units with the Mig-21,Mig-23U, Mig-25, Mig-27 and Mig-29 aircraft.

  • 5. Who is appointed as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of

the Southern Naval Command?

Vice-Admiral K.N. Sushil

  • 6. Who will act as a bowling consultant for the Kolkata Knight

Riders during the third edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL)

next year? Vasim Akram

  • 7. India achieved a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate of

how much percentage during April-June 2009?

6.1%

  • 8. The Indian-American fashion designer who charged with

sexually assaulting seven girls was sentenced to 59 years of

imprisonment on Aug 31? Anand Jon Alexander

  • 9. Who is appointed as the new Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel

(AOP)of the Indian Air Force (IAF)?

Air Marshal KJ Mathews

10.

Country which has been expelled from the Commonwealth after

failing to announce plans to hold elections in 2010?

Fiji

  • 11. Distinguished scientist and the man in charge of the

development of missile and strategic systems in the country, who is

appointed as the chief of the Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO)? Dr Vijay Kumar Saraswat

  • 12. Who is appointed as the vice chief of Indian Army?

Lt General P C Bhardwaj

  • 13. Bollywood Actor who has been appointed by Life insurance

Company Max New York Life as the brand ambassador for Max

Vijay, a brand specifically targeted at providing financial inclusion to the underprivileged masses? Amitabh Bachchan

  • 14. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister who feared dead after his Bell

430 chopper crash-landed about 40 nautical miles east of the

Kurnool mountainous area of Andra Pradesh?

10. Country which has been expelled from the Commonwealth after failing to announce plans to hold

Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy

  • 15. The first Iranian female cabinet minister who is appointed since

the foundation of the Islamic Republic 30 years?

Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy 15. The first Iranian female cabinet minister who is appointed since the foundation

Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi Iranian parliament approves Marzieh as new health minister despite opposition from hardline MPs and clerics.

  • 16. Who won the Man of the Series Award in the recent 20-20

cricket series between Sri Lanka and New Zealand which is held in

Sri Lanka? Jesse Ryder(New Zealand). New Zealand won the series by 2-0.

  • 17. Lok Sabha Secretary General who was recently given a year's

extension by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar?

P.D.T. Acharya

  • 18. Who took over charge as Additional General Manager, Southern

Railway? Shri A.K. Gupta

19.

Athletes who won $1 million Golden League jackpot which is

given by IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) to anyone who wins all six of the premier European meets?

19. Athletes who won $1 million Golden League jackpot which is given by IAAF (International Association

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Answer:Yelena Isinbayeva, Kenenisa Bekele and Sanya Richards

  • 20. Who is the new Brand Ambassador of popular Levis Jeans?

Priyanka Chopra.

  • 21. U.S.President Barack Obama's adviser and an administration

official specializing in environmentally friendly "green jobs" with the White House Council on Environmental Quality who resigned amid controversy over past inflammatory statements?

(Photo:Carlos) Van Jones 22. Who has topped the list of world's 10 top earning cricketers compiled

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Van Jones

  • 22. Who has topped the list of world's 10 top earning cricketers

compiled by Forbes magazine ?

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian skipper

Raking in USD 10 million, Dhoni is at the top of the chart followed by Tendulkar at the second spot with earnings worth USD 8 million in the list of 'The World's Top-Earning Cricketers' . While Yuvraj Singh and Dravid are at the third and fourth spot, respectively, Ganguly and Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting share the sixth place.

  • 23. Former Chief Minister of Punjab and former governor of

Haryana and Orissa , who died recently after a prolonged illness?

Harcharan Singh Brar

  • 24. National Film Awards for the year 2007-2008

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  • 25. Who has become the second Indian after Geet Sethi to win the

World’s Billiards Championship?

Pankaj Advani

He beat defending champion Mark Russel 2030-1253 to win the World Professional Billiards Championship-2009. Geet Sethi won the title in 1992.

  • 26. Australian Cricket player who retired from international

Twenty20 cricket recently?

Ricky Ponting

  • 27. The first African country to qualify for the 2010 World Cup

Football which is to be held in South Africa? Ghana

  • 28. Which country leads world in foreign weapons sales in the year

2008?

United States of America. America accounted for more than two- thirds of foreign weapons sales in 2008.

  • 29. Who participated as the chief guest at the 19th Independence

Day celebrations of Tajikistan which was held at Dushanbe?

Pratibha Patil, President of India

  • 30. Reserve Bank recently decided to introduce polymer banknotes

of which denomination whose life span would be 4 times the

normal currency notes and would be difficult to imitate.? Rs 10 Polymer notes were first introduced in Australia to safeguard against counterfeiting of currency

  • 31. The Sri Lankan government has ordered a senior United

Nations diplomat to leave the country after accusing him of

partiality towards the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Name of that spoke person of UNICEF? James Elder, an Australian national.

  • 32. Woman journalist of Sudan convicted of public indecency for

wearing trousers outdoors was freed recently despite her own desire to serve a month in prison as protest against Sudan's draconian morality laws?

Lubna Hussein 33. Name of the Buddha statue gifted by Mahatma Gandhi to one of his

Lubna Hussein

  • 33. Name of the Buddha statue gifted by Mahatma Gandhi to one of

his Irish friend, which was sold in London in the auction for Rs

5.47 lakh (6,840 pounds)? Bodhisattva. The statue was possibly of the Bodhisattva of compassion Avalokitesvara, a seated 13-inch-high bronze Buddha statue. Gandhiji gave this statue to his Irish friend Emma Harker when she volunteered for relief work among the poor in flooded areas of Bihar and Orissa.

  • 34. Who was the captain of Indian team for the 23rd FIBA Asia

Women Basketball Championship held in Chennai?

Geethu Anna Jose 35. Venezuela recognized the independence of two countries on September 10, 2009. Name

Geethu Anna Jose

  • 35. Venezuela recognized the independence of two countries on

September 10, 2009. Name that countries. South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Earlier, Russia and Nicaragua also recognized independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

  • 36. New York Governor David Paterson recently signed into law a

bill that bans use of a word in documents used by state agencies,

public authorities and municipalities when referring to persons of Asian or Pacific islander heritage. Which word? "Oriental"

  • 37. Indian Musician who has been invited to perform live along

with the famous Pussycat Dolls — a pop girl group and dance

ensemble- on the occasion of the India’s historic participation in the America’s world famous Polo Cup? A.R.Rahman

  • 38. Former Taiwan President who has been found guilty of

corruption and sentenced to life in prison?

Chen Shui-bian

39.

Indian film which is included in the “Festival of festival” section

in the Cairo International film festival that will commence on the

tenth of November? Raman. The film is directed by Dr.Biju.

  • 40. Which footballer won the annual VP Sathyan Memorial Award?

Mohanraj Chennai-based, Kerala Sports Persons Association (KESPA) has picked Tamil Nadu footballer Mohanraj for this award.

  • 41. Former president of BCCI who served as the chairman of the

national selection committee (including when Sachin Tendulkar was first picked in the Indian team in 1989) died at the age of 73 following a prolonged illness recently? Raj Singh Dungarpur

  • 42. High Court Lawyer, who has been appointed Assistant Solicitor

General of India for conducting Central government cases other than the cases of income tax and the Railway Department before the High Court? T.P.M. Ibrahim Khan

  • 43. An island of Mexico which was clearly visible on national and

international maps until the middle of the 20th century has gone missing now? Bermeja Island. This island is strategically important as it could give Mexico a claim to millions of dollars worth of oil deposits.

  • 44. Cuban revolutionary leader, who has died in Havana at the age

of 82, had been among only three surviving rebel leaders who still

bore the honorary title “Commander of the Revolution.” Juan Almeida Bosque

  • 45. World's oldest person, a woman who was born in 1894 died in

California at the age of 115 gained a measure of fame when she

voted for Barack Obama for U.S. president? Gertrude Baines

46.

Which country will host the 6th SAF football matches

scheduled for December 1-15 of this year? Bangladesh. Eight teams of South Asian countries will take part in these matches.

  • 47. First Indian to reach semi-finals of World Boxing

Championships and fist Indian to win a medal in the same event?

Vijender Kumar He won Bronze medal in the World Boxing Championships and becomes the first Indian to do so.

  • 48. Which club won their maiden IFA Shield football tournament

title?

Churchill Brothers, Goa They beating local giant Mohun Bagan 2-0

  • 49. Nat West One day cricket series between England and Australia

won by ? Australia. They won the series 6-1.

  • 50. Who has been selected for this year’s Mathrubhumi Literary

Award of Rs.2 Lakhs instituted by the Malayalam daily

“Mathrubhumi”?

Kovilan

  • 51. Name of the 14-year-old astrophysicist from Kozhikode, Kerala

who recently participated in the NASA space camp where a model

rocket designed by her was launched?

Hannan Binth Hashim. She has prepared a research paper titled ‘Absolute Theory of Zero' which questions

Hannan Binth Hashim. She has prepared a research paper titled ‘Absolute Theory of Zero' which questions the accuracy of many existing theories like Albert Einstein's ‘Theory of relativity' and the ‘Big Bang Theory'.

52. An American agronomist, humanitarian, and Nobel laureate who has been deemed the father of the Green Revolution died at the age of 95, on September 12, 2009?

Hannan Binth Hashim. She has prepared a research paper titled ‘Absolute Theory of Zero' which questions

Norman Borlaug. He was one of only six people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. He was also a recipient of the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian honor.

53. Which film won the Golden Lion for best picture at the Venice film festival? "Lebanon" Hard-hitting Israeli war movie "Lebanon" is directed by Samuel Maoz

Best Actor Award: Colin Firth Best Actress Award: Ksenia Rappoport

  • 54. Who won the Silver Lion prize for best director at the Venice

film festival? Shirin Neshat She won this award for the film "Women without Men," based on a banned book about Iran in the 1950s.

  • 55. ‘Basava Sri’ award instituted by Murugha mutt won by ?

P.T.Usha.

  • 56. Noted football commentator who was found dead in his hotel a

day after the final of the IFA Shield?

Noel De Lima Leitao

  • 57. French photographer who was one of France's giants of

photography, particularly famous for his images of post-war Paris in the 1940s and 1950s died recently at the age of 99? Willy Ronis

  • 58. Who has been named as one of the two Anglo Indian nominees

to the Lok Sabha -- taking Kerala's strength in the Lower House of

the Indian Parliament to 21? Charles Dias.

  • 59. Which country won the tri-nation Compaq Cup (One Day

Cricket Series) held in Sri Lanka? India. India beat Sri Lanka in the final by 46 runs. New Zealand was the third team. Sachin Tendulkar won Man of the Match Award for his 138 runs in final. Man of the Series: Sachin Tendulkar

  • 60. Who is appointed as the Managing Director of Agri co-

operative National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation

of India Limited (NAFED)? C V Ananda Bose

61.

The India Today Group has recently adjudged which state of

India as the best State with regard to the law and order situation.

Kerala

  • 62. Who won US Open Men’s Double Title?

Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy They won the Grand Slam title after defeating Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles in the US Open men’s doubles final. This is 10th Grant slam title for Leander Paes.

  • 63. Who won the US Open Women’s title 2009?

Kim Clijsters She beat 19-year-old Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, 7-5, 6-3, in the final. She become the first unseeded woman to win the US Open and the first mother to win a major title since 1980.

  • 64. Who Clinch US Open Women’s Doubles Title?

Serena Williams and Venus Williams They took over top seeds Cara Black of Zimbabwe and Liezel Huber of the United States in straight sets of 6-2, 6-2 to clinch the women’s doubles title at US Open.

  • 65. Who won US Open men's title?

Juan Martin del Potro Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina battled back to beat five-times champion Roger Federer 3-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2 in the final

  • 66. A juror in the fashion designer Anand Jon rape trial who was

fined $1,000 and sentenced to 120 hours of community service for trying to strike up a romance with Sanjana, the sister of Anand Jon who was sentenced to 59 years? Alvin Dymally

  • 67. Who has been selected by the Audit Bureau of Circulations

(ABC) to head the operations of the organisation as the Chairman

for the period of 2009-10? Mr Subroto Chattopadhyay

68.

Name of the Olympic medal-winning boxer who has been found

dead by his manager? Darren Sutherland Sutherland has won a bronze medal for Ireland at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

  • 69. Who will be the chairman of the Fourth Finance Commission

constituted by the Government of Kerala?

Dr.M.A.Umman

  • 70. Name of the sacred food offered to devotees at the Lord

Venkateswara Temple in Andhra Pradesh which has been awarded

geographical copyright that bars others from naming or marketing the sweetmeat preparation under the same name? Tirupati laddoo

  • 71. Name of the most expensive bike so far launched in India by the

Japanese bike giant Yamaha?

68. Name of the Olympic medal-winning boxer who has been found dead by his manager? Darren

Yamaha VMAX This 1,680cc super bike VMAX, priced at Rs. 20 lakh (ex- showroom Delhi).

  • 72. Person from Kerala who has been honored with the highest

award of Bharat Scouts and Guides ‘Silver Elephant Award 2007-

08’.?

Shri M. C. Ramadas

  • 73. Who is named as Japan's new Prime Minister

Yukio Hatoyama. He will be named the 93rd Prime Minister of

Japan.

  • 74. Indonesia's most wanted Islamist militant, who was killed in a

police shoot-out in Central Java of Indonesia ?

Noordin Mohammad Top.

  • 75. Who is now officially the tallest man walking the planet by the

Guinness World Records?

08’.? Shri M. C. Ramadas 73. Who is named as Japan's new Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.

(REUTERS Andrew Winning)

Sultan Kosen 27, from Turkey was recognized as the tallest person(8 foot 1 inch (2.47 meter)) in the world on September

17,2009.

  • 76. Who is the new Accountant General of Kerala State?

Maha Lekshmi Menon

  • 77. Indian American technocrat who has been appointed by

U.S.President Barack Obama to a key administration post dealing

with energy research? Arun Majumdar

78.

Footballer of Argentina who signed a two-year contract

extension with Barcelona until the summer of 2016.

Lionel Messi

79.

The Indians who have figured in a list of 60 "most influential

foreigners" who have played a profound role in shaping the way

over 1.2-billion people of modern China think and live? Jawaharlal Nehru and Rabindranath Tagore

80.

Which TV series won the 2009 Emmy award for best comedy?

30 Rock.

81.

Which TV series won the 2009 Emmy award for best drama?

Mad Men

82.

Who is the new captain of Delhi Dare Devils Team ?

Gautham Gambhir

83.

The Indian tennis star who has confirmed Indian team berth in

the Davis Cup World Group after he ousted South Africa's Rik Voest in the reverse singles match of the Davis Cup tie ? Somdev Dewarman Indian team has made into World Group playoff after a long period of 11 years.

84.

Name of 13-year-old girl from Lucknow who addressed the

United Nations Climate Change Summit in New York?

Yugratna Srivastav

85.

Who are the winners of Durand Cup-2009?

Churchill Brothers. They beat Mohun Bagan in the final. Churchill

Brothers had earlier won the trophy in 2007

86.

Name of Indian-origin woman who was sentenced to 33 years

in jail - one of the longest jail terms handed out to a woman in

Britain - for murdering her two teenaged daughters in a frenzied knife attack at her home in Cambridgeshire? Rekha Kumari-Baker

87.

The 63-year-old magazine, which has covered business and

politics since World War II, will shut down in December 2009,

struggling with losses as readers and advertisers move to the Internet? “Far Eastern Economic Review”

  • 88. Name of India's 16th remote sensing satellite successfully

launched by ISRO through its space carrier Plar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in just twenty minutes?

Oceansat-2.

ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C14 successfully launched the 960 kg Indian remote sensing satellite Oceansat-2 and six nano satellites for international customers into a polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). This was the fifteenth successful flight of PSLV.

  • 89. Who has been selected for this year’s Vallathol Award which

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