Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Current Affairs Questions and Answers

Name of the Indian who is selected as the technical member (Asia) of International Power lifting Federation?

United Nations declared the year 2011 as?
International Forest Year. International Year of Chemistry

Who became the first Muslim to play for the Australian national cricket team?
Usman Khawaja.

Man of the match winners of two test cricket series between New Zealand and Pakistan held in New Zealand in January 2011?

First test played at Seddon Park, Hamilton from January 7, 2011:
Player of the match: Abdur Rehman (Pakistan). He scored 28 runs in first innings and took 3 wickets. He took 3 wickets in second innings also.

Second test played at Wellington from January 15, 2011:
Player of the match: Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan). He scored 99 runs in first innings unbeaten 70 runs in second innings.
Result: New Zealand drew with Pakistan.

Who was the Chariperson in Miss World 2010?
Julia Morley

Who is appointed as the new chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)?
Sudhir Chandra.

Who is the new Minister of Communication & IT?
Mr. Kapil Sibbal

Who won Australian Open mixed doubles title-2011?
Katarina Srebotnik (Slovenia) and Daniel Nestor (Canada).

Nobal Prize for the Chemistry was given to?
Richard F Heck (USA), Ei-ichi Negishi & Akira Sujuki (Japanse)

Who is known as the “Mozart of Madras”?
A R Rahman

Who won the player of the match award in the only twenty-20 cricket match between South Africa and India held in Durban on January 9, 2011?
Rohit Sharma. (India). He scored53 runs from 34balls.

Who won Miss America 2011 title?
Teresa Scanlan. Scanlan, a 17-year-old from Nebraska became the youngest winner of the Miss America title in 90 years.

Why Mr. PrithvirajChavan was in news?
Mr. PrithvirajChavan was appointed as the new CM of Maharashtra

French model who has died at the age of 28 after complications with anorexia, an illness she battled with since the age of 13?
Isabelle Caro.

Congress leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker who died in New Delhi on January 2, 2011?
Bali Ram Bhagat.

More than 500 people died in floods during the first week of January 2011 in south-eastern part of a country in South America. Which is that country?

Who is sworn in as Brazil's first woman president on January 1, 2011?
Dilma Rousseff. She is the 36th President of Brazil.

Name the person who got World Statesman Award from USA?
Dr. Manmohan Singh

Name of the army doctor who was conferred the highest peacetime gallantry award -Ashok Chakra-posthumously for fighting militants barehanded during an attack on Indians in Kabul last year?
Major Laishram Jyotin Singh (Manipur). He is the first officer from Army Medical Corps (AMC) to receive the award.

The governor of Pakistan's Punjab province who was assassinated by one of his own security guards on January 4, 2011?
Salmaan Taseer.

Who won FIFA Ballon d’Or award (2010 FIFA World Player)?
Lionel Messi (Argentina).

India’s own Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) which was handed over to the Indian Air Force by Defence minister, A K Antony on January 10,2011after initial operational clearance?
Tejas. This is India's first homegrown supersonic fighter.

World's Most Powerful Women as per the forbes is Ms. Michelle Obama whereas the Most Powrful Men of the world is?
Mr. Hu Jintao

BJP MLA who was stabbed to death at his residence in Purnia district of Bihar on 4-01-2011 by a woman who had accused him and his associates of gang raping her over a period of three years since 2007?
Raj Kishore Kesri.

Tunisian President who has left his riot-stricken country on January 14, 2011 after a military coup?
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. He flew to France, but was refused asylum by the French government. He then fled with his family to Saudi Arabia.

What is the target of Total Tax collection for the year 2010-11?
Rs. 747000cr

The first oil pipeline between Russia and China, feted as a mark of growing ties between the world's biggest oil producer and its biggest energy consumer, started operation on?
January 1, 2011.

Who is the CEO of Commonwealth Bank of Australia in India?
Mr. Ravi Kushan

Who won the $450,000 ATP Chennai Open title -2011 defeating Belgian opponent Xavier Malisse in the final match?
Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland)

Who is know as iron lady?
Ms. Irom Chanu Sharmila.

Co-Founder of Google who will be the new CEO of Google Inc. from April 4, 2011?
Larry Page. The current CEO, Eric Schmidt will assume the role of ‘Executive Chairman’ to focus on deals, partnerships, customers and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology thought leadership.

Name the most powerful woman of the world as per Forbes?
Michelle Obama

Which cities are named as the European Union’s culture capitals for 2011?
Turku and Tallinn. Turku situated on the southwestern coast of Finland and Tallinn in Estonia.

Name the person who got World Statesman Award from USA?
Dr. Manmohan Singh

Pakistani Taliban's top commander, best known as the trainer of suicide bombers, who has been killed in a US drone strike in the country's restive tribal belt?
Qari Hussain Mehsud.

What is Repo Rate and Reverse Repo Rate as on Jan 2011?
6.5% and 5.5% respectively

Which country has set up a new committee with China to handle economic issues arising from a major trade pact the two sides signed last year?

Name the person who won Person of the year award?
Mark Zuckerberg (Founder of Facebook)

China has conducted its first flight test of its Black Eagle stealth fighter on 11 January 2011. Name of that stealth fighter?
The Chengdu J-20.

Who is the new director of CBI?
Mr. Amar Pratap Singh

How many nations are having Euro as their currency?

How many banks have been collepsed in 2010?

Which date was taken as National Voters Day, on the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Election Commission?
January 25

Hollywood actor who decided to resign from his tenure as governor of California on January 3, 2011?
Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Name the organization that took responsibilty for hacking the CBI website?
Pakistani Cyber Army

In Census 2011 the caste based data will be collected between the month of?
June and September

In Census 2011, On which date, the data of Migrant Population on all Airports Railway Stations, Seaports and Bus Terminals will be collected?
February 28

Who was declared as the Most Valuable Player in Asian 2010?
Lin Dan (China) Won Gold in Bebminton

Which country declined to the fourth position on the global pepper export table in 2010?

Which car was declared as India Car of the Year 2011?
Ford Figo

Who is the winner of World Economic Forum Crystal Award?
A. R. Rahman

Name the person who won Castrol Award 2011 for the Test Criketer of the year & Indian Criketer of the year?
Sachin Tendulkar

Which cricket player equaled Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya for the number of One Day International (ODI) appearances (i.e. 444 ODIs) in the match against South Africa on January 14, 2011?
Sachin Tendulkar.

Where was Australian Open 2011 being played?
Rod Laver Arena- Melbourne

Writer and former Secretary to the Election Commission of India (ECI) who died in New Delhi on 12-01-2011?
Ittiyanath Kunhikrishna Menon.( I.K.K. Menon). Menon was a recipient of the Kerala Sahithya Akademi award in 2003 and retired as Secretary to the ECI in 1977.

Mr. U K Sinha the new chairman of SEBI was on which post befor this?
CMD of UTI Assets Management

Mother Teresa Award 2010 for the Life Time Achievement was given to?
Ajit Wadekar

Bank of the year 2010 award was given to ?
Bank of Baroda

Who is the new Army Chief of India?
Mr. V. K.Singh

Who won the Man of the match award in the third test cricket match between India and South Africa held in Cape Town (South Africa) from January 2, 2011?
Jacques Kallis. (South Africa). Kallis scored 161 runs in first innings and unbeaten 109 runs in second innings.

100th International Women day was celebrated on?
8th March

Name of the new slogan given in National Literacy Mission?
Literate India

Who is the new CEO of Mahindra Satyam?
Mr. C.P. Gurnani

Who is the new CEO of Standard Chartered Bank?
Mr. Neeraj Swaroop

How many new Adarsh Stations have been proposed in the Railway Budged 2010-11?

Ludhiana is the first in Doing Business in India in terms of setting new ventures , this report was given by?
World Bank and Int. Finance Corpn.(WBIFC)

Name the bank having top productivity in India?
Corportion Bank

Who has been appointed Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus?
Mikhail Myasnikovich.

Who has been appointed as the new chairman of TRAI
Mr. J.S. Sharma
Goods and Servics Tax (GST) will commence from?
April 1st, 2011

The Olympic 2010 will eb held in Rio De Janeiro who is the President of IOC?
Jacques Rogge

India’s first hi-tech dairy farm in the government sector is inaugurated on January 21, 2011. Where is it located?
Kulathupuzha, Kerala.

Name the first India Bank started with Indian capital?
Punjab National Bank

Name the oldest Public Sector bank in India?
Allahabad Bank

India's target to produced 20000 megawatts of Solar Power by the year?

Name the country the largest producers of Uranium in the World?

Indo-American who is appointed as Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)?
Islam A. Siddiqui.

Name the first India Wrestler who won Gold in World Wrestling Championship?
Sushil Kumar

What was the Gross NPA(Non Performing Assets) of Scheduled Commercial Banks in 2009-10?
2.39% (24.6% was in 1999)

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