Wednesday, December 29, 2010


 1.Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov were awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for physics. Which path breaking invention led to this honour?


2.    Which language unknown to the external world so far was discovered by ‘Enduring Voices’ of National Geographic channel?

3.    Who won the Nobel Prize for literature this year to become the first Latin American to win the former after 1990?

4.    The Forbes magazine conducted a survey to find out the list of influential women in the world. According to them, the most influential lady of this year is………….?

5.    The BASIC group of large developing nations is striving hard to win the crucial support of AOSIS on the climate change debate. What does AOSIS stand for?

6.    Who won this year’s ‘Finance Minister of the year for Asia’ award given by ‘Emerging Markets’, the daily newspaper of record for the world bank and IMF?

7.    A new collection of Nelson Mandela’s private papers that reveals his agony and pang at missing his family while in prison and his wariness at being idolized has been published. Name the book.



8.    The prayers from every nook and corner of the world converged into the San Jose mine and eventually the world rejoiced on the escape of all miners who were entrapped in the Chilean mine. The 71 cm diameter escape shaft was completed from a tent city. What is the name of that place?

9.    Which country would carry out a landmark field trial by releasing GM (genetically modified) mosquitoes designed to combat dengue fever by the end of the year?

10. People of which country held ceremonies to cap its capital _______ ‘s millennium celebrations? King Ly Thai moved the capital to _________ in 1010 A.D and called it Thang Long (‘Soaring Dragon’), symbolysing the desire for independence after a millennium of Chinese domination?

Monday, December 20, 2010


  1. Which Guinness world record was handed over from Ken Chaplin of Canada to the Pakistani soldier Muhammad Yousuf Jamil with a single day effort? 
  2. What is common to Guadalupe Fur Seal, the bridled nail tail wallaby and the Banyan tree rat?

  3. What is special about the number 782474317884? The clue you can take before clicking the answer link is that this number belongs to ‘Ranjana Sonawne’.

  4. Google’s instant search technology helps netizen know the best possible search results. Which string should prefix the first term to prevent Google from guessing the search results?

  5. After 60 years of litigation an interim verdict has come for the Ayodhya title suit case. Which general of the Mughal emperor Zahir-ud-Din Babar built the mosque in Ayodhya and in which year? 
  6. The Nepal government appointed Khagendra Thapamagar, a seventeen year old Guinness world record winner as the goodwill ambassador to promote tourism in the country. What is the peculiarity of the record? 
  7. Name the lady, the once brilliant scientist dubbed ‘Lady Qaeda’ by the US tabloids, guilty of the attempted murder of US military officers in Afghanistan in 2008? She got 80 year jail term.

  8. Which commonwealth country has introduced Wi-Fi facility for its entire area?

  9. How did Louise Pattern’s latest novel ‘Good as gold’ attract the media?

  10. Which is the first Indian newspaper to introduce a “speaking advertisement”?
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Sunday, December 5, 2010


1.     The United Kingdom ended its long summering row with Iran over one of the its most prized possessions of Persian provenance, a terracotta document written by a Persian king 2500 years ago and described as the first charter of human rights. What’s the name of that invaluable Babylon document which is now handed over to Tehran from the British museum?

2.     Who won the Jnanapith award for the year 2007 for his exquisite contribution to the Indian poetry through his mother-tongue? He is a phenomenal lyricist and has been honored with National award as well.

3.     Even 3 decades after the Vietnam War, this country bears the headache of clearing a huge number of unexploded ordnance (UXO) dropped by USA during the war. Name the world’s most bombed country whose tonnage of dropped bombs exceeds the same in the entire Europe during Second World War?

4.     Which two countries signed the Artic border pact ending a 40 year dispute over an energy rich area in the Barents Sea?

5.     In which country was the 2800 year old burial chamber belonging to the priest Karakhamun (755 B.C) uncovered by a team led by Dr. Elena Pischikova?

6.     World’s largest wind farm is located in which place?

7.     Which is the world’s biggest solar powered boat?

8.     The gene which is supposed to be the root cause of myopia (Short sightedness) has been discovered by biologists. What’s the name given to that gene?

9.     Amir Khan Production’s PEEPLI [Live] has been elected as the Indian entry to the Oscar award nomination for the best foreign movie. Who is the director of the movie?

10.Which movie made Gloria Stewart famous? She died at the age of 100 recently. She is the oldest academy award nominee for acting.

11.How did Tembhali village in Nandurbar district of Maharashtra reach headlines?

12.Who wrote the book ‘Obama Wars’?

13.Who is UK’s first Asian judge who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II earlier this year and received the Pride of India award for 2010?

14.Britain’s labour party showed an extraordinary streak of boldness by replacing Gordon Brown as its leader and electing a young, left-of centre person. He is the youngest leader in the party’s modern history overtaking Tony Blair by few months. Name this person in news who is a non-Marxist son of a Marxist theorist?

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ OCTOBER 2010 SECOND EDITON including Turkey politics, New appointments, Tiger population, Awards, China's moon mission


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1.     The Turkish voters have backed a constitutional reform which aims at abridging the powers vested in military by making armed forces more accountable to civil courts. This package was led by the Turkish prime minister.

           Name him?
2.     Which national park in Madhya Pradesh is reported to have lost its entire tiger population by the end of September 2010?

3.     Who is the chairman of PTI (Press trust of India)?

4.     Which international world cup competition will be hosted by India at Chennai in 2011?

5.     Former CMD of Goodyear India and founder trustee of Chennai Willington Corporation Foundation passed away recently. Name him?

6.     Who secured the Dada Saheb Falke award this year?

7.     IAF’s gigabyte digital information grid was dedicated to the nation by A.K.Antony in its quest to achieving a capability for network centric operation in collaborations with BSNL, HCL and CISCO. What is the name of the network?

8.     Who won the lifetime achievement award given by the Indian Journalist association?

9.     The Archaeological survey of India has made a good progress in the restoration and conservation of a temple in Cambodia through a 17 crore project which made the temple complex accessible and safe to the tourists. Name the temple which was built by Jayavarman VII in 12th century?

10.What is the name of the new moon mission project of China?

11.Which movie won the national award (India) for the best film as well as the best director?

12.Who is the chairman of ABC (Audit Bureau of Circulation)?


Wednesday, November 17, 2010


"Looking for peace..."
1.     Tony Blair’s memoirs published recently expresses his anguish over the loss of innocent lives in Iraq. The book also reveals that his mindset is on a path of redemption which he thinks would be achieved through his peace efforts in West Asia. Which book reveals these anecdotes?

2.     Sonia Gandhi has been elected unopposed for a record fourth time as the congress president. Which person was replaced by Sonia Gandhi in 1998 after which the leadership stood safe in her hands?

"It's the fourth time.."
3.     What is special about the birthday celebrations of Walter Breening?

4.     In connection with the death anniversary of Mother Teresa a new cathedral was inaugurated after her. In which place was it built to be the first of its kind in the country?

5.     By which ill-motivated activity Pastor Terry Jones become infamous?

6.     Which person is constructing a mosque at Ground Zero, the place where the WTC stood?

7.     World’s oldest stock certificate has been unearthed by a Dutch history student. It dates back to 1606. Which company issued it?

8.     Who is the present director general of DRDO?

9.     Name the French director who was one of the leaders of the new wave movement in 1950s and directed films viz., Le Beau Serge(first) , Bellany(last). He passed away on 13th September 2010.

10.Which film won the Gold Lion prize in the 67th Venice Film festival? Who directed the film?

"Award winning work"
11.This Keralite became famous when a bench of High Court of which he was a member gave a verdict in 1999 banning smoking in public places. He is now promoting “Say no to tobacco” by a documentary named “Battling for epidemic”. Name him?

12.Which Indian parliamentarian’s autobiography is ‘Keeping the faith’?

13.Which video won the MTV award for the best video of the year?

Saturday, October 9, 2010


"A rare blend of tennis and beauty"

1.     Which tennis beauty has been United Nations Development Project Goodwill Ambassador, concerned specifically with the Chernobyl Recovery and Development Programme since 2007?
Ans: Maria Sharapova

2.     Who is the first person in history to walk to both north and South Pole?
Ans: Robert Swan (British Explorer)

3.     Which country did China overtake to become the second largest economic power in the world?
Ans: Japan

4.     Skoda is the car making company of which country?

Ans: Czech Republic

5.     German car maker Mercedes-Benz launched a new E-class in India; a four seater priced at Rs. 64.50 lakh. What is the name given to this luxury car which is equipped with ‘Air Cap’ and has 272 hp of power?
Ans: Cabriolet

6.     Who is the chief executive of the UK based oil major ‘Cairn Energy’?
Ans: Bill Gammell

7.      This former Israeli soldier had to change her Facebook privacy settings because she posted pictures of herself on duty posing next to handcuffed, blindfolded Palestinians that provoked outrage?
Ans: Eden Abergil

8.     Farmers came out with strong protest in UP against the new Expressway project saying that it would adversely affect the eco-system. This project was earlier known as Taj project. What is the present name of this project which evoked wide violence in its provinces?
Ans: Yamuna Expressway Project

9.     Who is the chairman of the Nalanda Mento Group (NMG) that is awaiting a resurrection of its ancient glories after being approved in the parliament?
Ans: Amartya Sen (Nobel laureate Economics)

10.Which country launched Vanguard 2010 a major air defense exercise along its eastern coast in order tosecure its territories and improve communication between different military regions?
Ans: China

11.World’s highest railway line was opened in July 2006. Which places are connected by this line running at an altitude of 5000 metres?
Ans: Qinghai province (China) to Lhasa (Tibet)

12.Who is the new Chief Election commissioner of India?
Ans: S.Y.Quraishi

13.The opposition parties are making a row over the AFSPA bill in the parliament saying that the bill will give undesirable freedom to the soldiers in the Kashmir valley. Expand AFSPA:
Ans: Armed Forces Special Powers Act

14.Which Haitian American hip-hop singer plans to seek the presidency of the earthquake battered country?
Ans: Wyclef Jean

15.Which country recently conducted a vote for approval of its new constitution that curtails the power of an imperial style presidency and paves the way for much needed reforms in the country?
Ans: Kenya

16.Who is the president of Kenya?
Ans: Mwai Kibaki

17.In which museum at Times square(New York) would you find the black suited wax statue of Shah Rukh Khan?

Ans: Madame Tussads

18. Who is the president of Bolivia?
Ans: Evo Morales

19.Japan’s PM, Naoto Kan and his cabinet recently shunned a visit to a war shrine that bears the memoirs of the second world war on the 65th anniversary of the end of the former.What is the name of the shrine?

Ans: Yasukuni War Shrine,Tokyo

20.Who is the president of Tajikistan?
Ans: Emomali Rakhmon

21.Who was honoured with the outstanding parliamentarian award of 2009? Ans:Murali Manohar Joshi (BJP),
Mohan Singh of SP(2008),
Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi(2007).

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


1.      The blackberry service is in point black for not disclosing the contents of their message and e-mail services to the security agencies. You would have come across the name of their manufacturers as RIM. Expand RIM: 

2.      ‘Alo Presidente’ is the weekly broadcast of which country’s president and name him?

3.      Which is the first Indian made web browser which has the kudos of being the only browser having an in-built anti-spyware system? 

4.      Who is the first canonized woman saint of India whose birthday centenary was celebrated recently?

5.      Who directed the movie ‘Expendables’ starred by fire-branded actors like Jetly, Bruce Willis and Statham?

6.      Felipe Calderon is the president of which country? 

7.      The superbug controversy was evoked by the discovery of NDM-1 bacteria. Expand it.

8.      Where is the largest clock in the world located?

9.       Which controversial place is associated with the zip code 10048?

10.  Who is the prime minister of Spain?


1.Research in Motion
2.Hugo Chavez(venezuela)
4.St. Alphonsa
5.Sylvester Stallone
7.New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase
8.Atop Abraj Al-Bail towers, Macca,Saudi
9.Freedom tower,Newyork city where World trade centre stood.(9/11)
10.Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

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