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1. The World’s Youngest MCP and CCNA, who has exceptionally highest IQ in the world ?
Vishalini 11 year old Indian girl Vishalini, Born in Thirunelveli, a small city of Tamil Nadu.


2. Name the Pakistani cricketer who was released from jail because of good behaviour after serving half of his 6 month sentence.
Mohammad Aamer


3. Which author’s autobiography release was cancelled at the Kolkata Book Fair?
Taslima Nasreen


4. Name the luxury watch collection launched by Seiko Watch India at a price range of Rs.1-5 lakh per piece.
Ananta


5. What value of overseas inflow was injected into Indian markets in January 2012?
Rs.26,000 crore (US$5.08 billion)


6. Which guidelines have SEBI notified allowing companies to reduce promoter shareholding through private placement?
Institutional Placement Programme (IPP)


7. Which company will acquire full control of UTV Software and Communications Ltd.?
US-based Walt Disney


8. What is the value of IPO filed by Facebook?
$5 billion


9. Expand SAR.Specific Absorption Rate


10. Who was awarded ‘Pride of India’ award by the Indian American community in Washington?
Mallikarjun Kharge


11. Name the book launched by Sonu Nigam authored by Priya Kumar.
The Perfect World


12. Which Italian luxury brand is looking to bring its high-end homeware and furnishings retail stores to India?
Giorgio Armani


13. Which country announced 3-day national mourning following violence at a football stadium in Port Said?
Egypt


14. Who is World’s shortest man ?
72-year-old Chandra Bahadur Dangi of Nepal


15. Which bollywood actor was honoured with a Green Globe award for outstanding effort to fight climate change?
Abhishek Bachchan


16. Name the singer who has been appointed as anti-tobacco campaign ambassador.
Playback Singer Shann


17. Name the car model unveiled by Sahara Force India.VJM05


18. What award was conferred to Amul company in the manufacturing category recently?
Green Globe Foundation award


19. Who have been selected for the Bharat Vikas Rathna award by the All India Business Development Association, New Delhi?
C Basavegowda, President, Mysore and Chamarajanagar District Cooperative Central Bank Ltd.


20. Who will be the only Indian driver in the Formula One for 2012 season after signing to continue with Hispania Racing (HRT)?Narain Karthikeyan


21. Name the British energy minister who resigned recently.Chris Huhne


22. Name the car launched by Ferrari for 2012 F1 season?
F2012


23. Name the CEO of Micron Technology who died in a plane crash and who has been appointed as CEO?
Steve Appleton and Mark Durcan


24. In which country have UN declared end of famine?
Somalia


25. Which social networking site turned 8 recently?
Facebook


26. Who has been appointed as Executive Director of Corporation Bank?
Amar Lal


27. Who won the World Squash Federation under-21 world cup?
Egypt against India 2-1


28. Which 3-day youth festival is back after a gap of 7 years in Jaipur?
Ghoomar


29. Who won the Champions Trophy women’s hockey tournament for the 5th time?
Argentina


30.Name the Romanian Prime Minister who quit recently.
Emil Boc


31. Name the Managing Director and CEO of Dhanlaxmi Bank who quit recently.
Amitabh Chaturvedi


32. Name the Mumbai-based historian who passed away recently. 
Sharada Dwivedi


31. Name the science communicator who passed away recently.
R.D.Sharma


32. In which currency is India set to pay for 45% of Iran oil imports?
Rupee


33. Name the Maldives President who was appointed after Mohamed Nasheed quit.
Mohammad Waheed Hassan


34. Who has been appointed as Chief executive operations for China’s Walmart?
Greg Foran


35. Name the novelist whose 200th birthday ceremony was observed led by Prince Charles.
Chalres Dickens


36. Which company renewed sponsorship deal with Indian hockey team?
Sahara


37. Which singer is launching her own social networking website exclusively for her fans?
Lady Gaga


38. Name the book featuring the problems of NRI’s living in Gulf countries released by Mohammed Ali Shabbir and written byMohammed Saifuddin.
Expat Ride


39. India-born biologist who bags world’s 1st major international award?
Kamal Bawa


40. Which country released world’s highest resolution lunar images taken by its 2nd moon orbiter, Chang’e-2?
China


41. What percentage of the world’s mangrove vegetation doesI ndia account for?
3%


42. Which place in Tamil Nadu is all set to get 4th Science Park?
Coimbatore


43. Name the Indian American orthodontist who was honoured with ‘Hind Rattan Award’.
Dr.Gagan Balla


44. What sum of amount is National Housing Bank set to receive from World Bank which would help in its refinancing programme?
$300 million(Rs.1,500 crore)


45. Name the newly elected President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)?
R.V.Kanoria


46. Which cricket batting legend is been inducted into ICC Hall of Fame?
Sunil Gavaskar


47. Name the commission setup in accordance with Section 74 of the Meghalaya Police Act.
Police Accountability Commission


48. What sum of amount has Bank of England set to pump into economy?
50 billion pounds


49. Name the electronics retailer bought by Flipkart for $25 million.
Letsbuy


50. When is Windows 8 set to be released by Microsoft?
February 29th 2012


51. Veteran Bollywood writer-filmmaker who died recently ?
O.P. Dutta


52. Which company will stop making digital cameras, pocket video cameras and digital picture frames?
Eastman Kodak Co. (Kodak)


53. Name the German’s 1997 Tour de France winner who received 2- year ban for a blood doping offence.
Jan Ullrich


54. Who was honoured with Lata Mangehkar award by the Madhya Pradesh government recently?
Rajesh Roshan


55. Name the site launched by an Italian computer science professor who hopes it will be a challenge to the US technology giant Google.
Volunia 


56. Which bank is set to launch India’s first Infrastructure Debt Fund (IDF)?
IDBI bank


57. Where is the wax sculpture of Novak Djokovic revealed?
Central Serbian town of Jagodina


58. Who has been appointed as non-executive chairman for India operations by Vodafone?
Analjit Singh


59. Name the bollywood writer-filmmaker who passed away recently.
O.P.Dutta


60. Why zebras have black and white stripes (recently solved mystery)?
To keep blood-sucking files away


61. Which economist is named for US Humanities medal?
Amartya Sen


62. Who is the first Indian defence minister to visit Saudi Arabia?
A.K.Antony


63. Name the former secretary-general of Basketball Federation of India who passed away recently.
Harish Sharma


64. Name the US-based pop music queen who died recently.
Whitney Houston


65. Who won the women’s doubles event at the Pattaya Open 2012?
Sania Mirza and Anastasia Rodionova


66. Who has been elected as Deputy Chief of Indian Army?
Lt.Gen.Ramesh Halgali


67. Who was honoured with a posthumous Grammy award for his contributions to the music industry in area other than performance?
Steve Jobs


68. What percentage is the planned road tax for vehicles across India?
6%


69. Who has been appointed as the Managing Director for India and SAARC operations by McAfee?
Jagdish Mahapatra


70. Who will replace Eric Simons as Indian cricket bowling coach?
Australian, Joe Dawes


71. Who took over as president of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the year 2012-13?
Jaydeep Shah


72. Name the renowned Urdu poet who passed away after battling lung cancer recently.
Akhlaq Mohammad Khan


73. Name the Karnataka Higher Education Minister who passed awayin Bangalore recently.
V.S.Acharya


74. Who was honoured with Serbia’s highest honour, the Karadjordje Star medal?
Novak Djokovic


75. At what value has Bank of Japan set to expand its asset purchase programme?
10tn yen($130 billion)


76. Where in India 9-day 20th World Book Fair is held?
New Delhi Read More


77. Where does India’s forex reserves stand for the week ended 17th February 2012?

$293.44 billion


78. Name the cricketer who was honoured with lifetime membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Sachin Tendulkar


79. Which country has been ranked as the world’s richest country in the list compiled by US magazine Forbes?
Qatar


80. Which country did India beat to qualify for London Olympics men’s hockey 2012?
France


81. Which west Asian country approved for new constitution recently?
Syria


82. Which model of Nokia phone has been built with 41-megapixel sensor camera?
Nokia 808 Pureview camera phone


83. Name the chief appointed for Pakistan Air Force. Air Marshal Tahir Rafiq Butt

84. Which company signed a long-term agreement to supply 250 MW power to Bangladesh Power Development Board?
NTPC


85. What value of second bailout pacakge did German parliament pass for Greece to help the country avoid a default?

130 billion euros ($174.4 billion)


86. Name the digital music store launched by flipkart.com.
Flyte


87. Where in India was the inaugural World Series Hockey tournament held?
Chandigarh


88. Which company bagged Airtel’s network deal for Maharashtra?
Nokia Siemens


89. Who has been appointed as chairman of MindTree?
Subroto Bagchi


90. Name the online property search portal launched by HDFC in Kolkata
HDFC Red


91. Who resigned as PepsiCo India Foods CEO?
Varun Berry


92. Name the application launched by Vigyan Prasar and IGNOU as a free SMS service for mobile users that delivers content on science and related areas.
Science@Mobile

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