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1. Youngest ever Microsoft Certified Professional who died recently at the age of 16 ?

Arfa Karim Randhawa Read More

2. What is the total number of districts in Chhattisgarh as on 1st January 2012?

3. Where the Coastal Business Development Summit is is held?

4. Name the DGP replacing outgoing chief Sankar Baruah for Assam.
Jayanta Narayan Choudhury

5. Where National Kannada conference is is set to be held in the month of April?

6. Which country recently joined UNSC as non-permanent member?

7. Who are now allowed to invest in Indian stock market directly?
QFI’s – Qualified foreign investors

8. How much of share can a QFI company and QFI’s put together hold a stake in Indian companies?
5% and 10%

9. Which two countries have strengthened business ties to start trading electricity and petroleum products?
India and Pakistan

10. What is SEBI toll free helpline number launched to support 14 languages?
1800 227 575

11. Who has been named male player of the year by Golf writers Association of America?
Luke Donald

12. Name the Argentinean bike rider who died after being involved in an accident on the first day of the Dakar Rally.
Jorge Martinez Boero

13. Name Afghan’s first team of female boxers set to aim for Olympics 2012.
Shabnam and Sadaf Rahimi

14. Which country test launched first 3D television broadcast?

15. What rank does Vishwanathan Anand holds as he prepares for 2012 World chess championship?

16. Name the former Macedoninan President who passed away recently.

Kiro Gligorov

17. Which Indian ace tennis star withdrew out of Aircel Chennai Open 2012 because of recurring shoulder injury?
Somdev Devvarman

18. Where the 5-day 99th Indian Science Congress science event is is set to start on 3rd January 2012?
Kalinga Institute of industrial Technology, Bhuvaneshwar, Orrisa

19. What bank account facility is set to be launched in India?
Bank Number Portability

20. Name the new education tablet launched by Classteacher Learning Systems, a Delhi based Educational Solutions Provider.

21. Who has been appointed as chief coach of Kolkata Knight Riders?
Trevor Bayliss

22. Where in India is Literary Festival 2012 is scheduled to be held?

23. What is the concept introduced by Indian Postal Department (Bihar Postal Circle) to get a personalized stamp with photograph on it?
My Stamp

24. Who takes over as Wipro Technologies Senior Vice President and Corporate Treasurer?
Manoj Jaiswal

25. Who has been considered for first Gates Innovation Award?
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

26. Which auto major is set to invest USD142 million at its Chennai plant in India to manufacture a compact sports utility vehicle named EcoSport?
Ford India

27. Name the Government policy introduced by Karnataka to boost animation industry.
Karnataka Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics (KAVGC) Policy 2011

28. Name the ace woman tennis player who withdrew from Australian Open due to left ankle injury.
Serena Williams

29. Who has been named as CEO of Yahoo?
Scott Thompson

30. Who has been appointed as Senior Vice President in India by CIBER?

31. Name the interactive presentation tool launched by HP in India.
Pocket whiteboard

32. Name the Australian cricket captain who joined the triple-century club recently.
Michael Clarke scored 329* against India at SCG

33. Where the national and international theater festival, the Bharat Rang Mahotsav set to be held?
National School of Drama, Amritsar

34. Who won gold for triple jump at the all India inter-university athletics meet held in Mangalore, Karnataka?
Arpinder Singh

35. Who has been named Chief Information Officer of WildCard Systems?
Shahi Kapur

36. Who has been appointed as VP, Chief Information Officer of Qwest Communications?
Girish Varma

37. Name the Indian doctor who became famous for his selfless work in China during the Sino-Japan war whose memorial was dedicated to India.
Dr.Dwarkanath Shantaram Kotnis

38. Where has Union Government planned to build 11 tunnels to connect important roads?
Pakistan and China borders

39. Which version of Internet Explorer is dead as per Microsoft?
Internet Explorer 6

40. Name the website launched by Jammu and Kashmir government for the state’s school education department.

41. Who was given the first S.K.Singh award for negotiating Indo-US nuclear deal?
D.Bala Venkatesh Varma

42. Where is the world’s largest solar telescope set to be built?
Merak on Pangong Tso lake in the cold desert Ladakh region

43. Who has been appointed as President of Federation of Indian Export Organisations?
Rafeeq Ahmed

44. Which state has planned to teach Bhagavad Gita in schools?

45. Which automobile maker has re-entered Indian markets after 13 years?

46. Who won the doubles title at the Chennai Open 2012?
Leander Peas and Janko Tipsarevic

47. Which country has called for Indian investments and sought partnership in oil and gas exploration?
Trinidad and Tobago

48. Who has been appointed as Managing Director, President and CEO of Samsung’s South- West Asia operations?

49. Name the world’s first hydrogen powered 3-wheeler which was launched by Mahindra and Mahindra at the 11th Auto Expo 2012.

50. Who won the FIFA women’s World player of the year?
Homare Sawa of Japan

51. Who won the FIFA men’s world player of the year 3rd time in a row?
Lionel Messi of Argentina

52. Name the car which won the 2012 North American Car of the year award.
Hyundai Elantra

53. Name the Guinea Bissau President who died recently.
Malam Bacai Sanha

54. Name the chairman of Swiss National Bank who stepped down recently.
Philipp Hildebrand

55. Which company has acquired Bangalore-based event and entertainment guide Buzzintown?
Yatra online

56. Which country’s Prime Minister is to be chief guest at Indian Republic Day parade?
Thailand Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra

57. How many banks are now allowed to import bullion or precious metals?

58. Name the recently added banks to import precious metals.
Yes Bank, Bank of Maharashtra, City Union Bank and ING Vysya Bank

59. Which bollywood actor is campaigning for clean voting?
Aamir Khan

60. Who took over as Director General Military Operations succeeding Lt Gen Anand Mohan Verma?
Lt Gen Ashok Kumar Chaudhary

61. Name the Chinese dancer who took Bharatanatyam and Kathak to Mao’s China died recently.
Zhang Jun

62. Where the Quick service cum mobile medical dispensary was inaugurated recently?
Bodh Gaya Temple premises

63. What is the lowest one-day score by Sri Lanka in the recently held match against South Africa?
43 all out

64. What is the worth of total Private equity investment made in India in 2011?
$10.11 billion

65. Which country has been ranked first on nuclear safety?

66. What has Kerala hospital introduced to diagnose small bowel bleeding sites, tumours and ulcers?
Wireless Capsule Endoscopy

67. Where does the industrial output stand as of November 2011 in India?

68. When did India complete one polio-free year?
13th January 2012

69. What is the cost of cheapest electric car unveiled by Tata in Detroit?

70. Which legendary singer is set to be honoured with lifetime achievement award at the 18th Annual Colors Screen Awards?

Asha Bhosle

71. Who has been appointed to google board recently?
Diane Greene, VMware co-founder

72. Which service the Indian Government has planned to launch for farmers?
Interactive medium of spoken web service

73. Who won gold in Asian shooting championship?
Abhinav Bindra

74.Which airways bagged best airline award?
Ethad Airways

75. Which Indian city is set to host psychiatry conclaves?

76. Which country reported rare decline of foreign reserves?

77. Name India’s first woman journalist who died recently.
Homai Vyarawalla

78. Who won the Mumbai marathon title recently?
Laban Moiben

79. Where does inflation stand as on 16th January 2012?

80. Name the scheme launched by Arunachal Pradesh government for the treatment of Multi Drug Resistant TB patients.
Directly Observed Treatment Plus Service (DOTS)

81. Who took charge as Kerala governor?

82. Who won the trust of vote in Parliament of Pakistan?
Yousuf Raza Gilani

83. Which currency is world’s most undervalued currency as per Big Mac Index?
Indian rupee

84. Who has been appointed as Director Enterprise Business (India and South Asia) by Adobe?
Kulmeet Bawa

85. What is the amount received by India in venture capital funding in the solar energy sector?
Rs.500 crore

86. Which Government has bought 1.09% worth stake in Reliance Industries?
Singapore Government

87. Which bank is likely to increase their presence in Karnataka from the present 71 to 100 branches?
Bank of Baroda

88. Name the boxer who turned 70 recently.
Mohammad Ali

89. What is the export growth as of December 2011?
6.7% at $25billion

90. Which website is to be shut for 24hrs to stop anti-piracy act?

91. Name the Indian-origin Sikh who has been unanimously elected as the mayor of Charlottesville, a historic American city in Virginia.
Satyendra Singh Huja

92. What fund has India planned to launch by July 2012?
$1 billion innovation fund

93. Where is the India-Burma talks scheduled on January 19th 2012?
Myanmar capital, Naypyitaw

94. Name the Yahoo co-founder who resigned recently.
Jerry Yang

95. Which global consulting and IT service provider is set to participate in World Economic Forum?
Mahindra Satyam

96. Which card has BSNL launched to facilitate making utility bill payments like electricity and telephone bills?
Itz Cash Card (Trust Card)

97. Name the media advisor to Prime Minister who resigned recently.
Harish Khare

98. Where India’s first Startup Village is to be setup?
KINFRA Park, Kalamassery, Kochi

99. Expand SOPA & PIPA
Stop Online Piracy Act & Protect IP Act

100. Which photo pioneer company filed bankruptcy recently?

101. Which online video streaming site has launched a film festival?

102. Name the Indian wicketkeeper who is set to debut in place of MS Dhoni in test cricket against Australia.
Wriddhiman Saha

103. Where is the Jaipur Literature Festival held in India?
Diggi Palace, Jaipur

104. Which file-sharing website has US shut down recently?

105. Petroleum ministry recently allowed import of?
ATF – Aviation Turbine Fuel

106. Name the new kind of train launched by China.
Magnetic train

107. Which auto-maker regained its title as the world’s top-selling automaker in 2011?
General Motors

108. Who is appointed as COO of Intel?
Brain Krzanich

109. Who is appointed as Managing Editor of Wall Street Journal?
Raju Narisetti

110. Where did India open its 5th Consulate in US?

111. Which country is set to join European Union in 2013?

112. Name the year that is been celebrated across China?
Dragon year

113. Who won the Ranji Trophy 2011-12?

114. What rank does India hold to have a nuclear submarine?
6th position

115. Which parliament passed Armenian gernocide bill?
French Parliament

116. What is the prevailing CRR as on 25th January 2012?

117. Which state’s theme has been set in 26th Surajkund Crafts Mela in Faridabad, Haryana?

118. Who won Grand slam title in men’s Australian Open 2012?

119. What rank does India hold as steel maker in 2011 as per World Steel Association?
4th rank

120. What sum of capital has been approved to be infused in SBI and PNB?
Rs.7,900 crore and Rs.1,285 crore

1. The World’s Youngest MCP and CCNA, who has exceptionally highest IQ in the world ?


11 year old Indian girl Vishalini, Born in Thirunelveli, a small city of Tamil Nadu. Read More

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.

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?

14. Who is World’s shortest man ?

72-year-old Chandra Bahadur Dangi of Nepal Read More

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.

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 Co-operative 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?

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?

25. Which social networking site turned 8 recently?

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?

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

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.

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

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?

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 by Mohammed Saifuddin.
Expat Ride

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

Kamal Bawa Read More

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

41. What percentage of the world’s mangrove vegetation does India account for?

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

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)?

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.

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 Read more

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.

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 Read More

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

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?

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 away in Bangalore recently.

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?

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

March 2012
1. Who is crowned Miss India World 2012?

 Vanya Mishra
Chandigarh girl Vanya Mishra is crowned the Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2012 in a glittering grand finale of the 49th edition of the beauty pageant. The Miss India Earth title went to 24-year-old Prachi Mishra of Pune, while Chennai girl Rochelle Maria Rao, 23, is crowned as the Miss India International. Read More

2. Name the cricket personality called ‘The Wall’ who retired from International cricket recently.

- Rahul Dravid

The 39-year-old Batting great Rahul Dravid, the second most prolific batsman in the game’s history and India’s middle order bulwark for years, on Friday bid adieu to Test cricket, bringing down the curtain on a glorious 16-year career. Read More

3. Which country has India agreed ‘in-principle’ to the participation in hydro power-projects in the North-East?


4. Name the Te