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Awards

Which bank has been presented with Skoch Financial Inclusion Award 2011 for "SHG Initiatives - Urban Financial Inclusion"? Indian Bank

Business
In which Social Networking site did Goldman, Digital Sky Technologies invest USD 500 million? Face book How many more banks has RBI allowed to import gold and silver? 7 (State Bank of Mysore, Karur Vysya Bank, Punjab and Sind Bank, South Indian Bank, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad and State Bank of Travancore) What system did BSE launch recently? Index-based circuit breaker system Which Public sector bank is planning to setup 600 financial inclusion centres, 300 by March-end 2011 and another 300 by March-end 2012? SBI Where the world's first Art Exchange was launched to offer opportunity for individuals and institutions to buy and sell shares of famous artworks? In Paris, A&F Markets

People
At which class has Utkarsh Tripathi, student of the Brij Bihari Sahai (BBS) Inter College in Allahabad is Jagriti newspaper turns editor, reporter and

publisher? Class 8 Who has been appointed as CIO of Allianz Investment Management? Nikhil Srinivasan What has been setup in Haryana in the memory of astronaut Kalpana Chawla in her home town Karnal? Medical College Who has been appointed as part-time Chairman and Managing Director of HMT Machine Tools Ltd.? G.K.Pillai

Event
Where a 4-day World Sanskrit Book Fair(sanskritbookfair.org) has been organised from January 7th 2011? National College Basavanagudi, Bangalore, India Which 5-day event was inaugurated by Prime Minster Manmohan Singh and held at the SRM University in Kattankulathur near Chennai? 98th Indian Science Congress (ISC)

Science
What has been commissioned to the country by Prime Minister, Dr.Manmohan Singh at Tarapur, around 100km north of Mumbai? 2nd Power Reactor Reprocessing Plant

Sports
Who won the 5-match series 3-1, to retain Ashes? England

Who retired from all form of cricket including IPL, becomes Sports administrator of Karnataka State Cricket Association and an entrepreneur to launch sports edu outfit Tenvic? Anil Kumble Which England all-rounder retired from Test cricket in 2011? Paul Collingwood Which company sponsored Formula 1 rider Narain Karthikeyan on his reentry? Tata's Hispania Racing Team

Technology
What are the unique features of Intel's 2nd generation intel core processors? Built-in visual capabilities to deliver superior audio-visual experience, faster downloading ability and improved battery life What is the USB version of Transcend's JetFlash 700? USB 3.0 Business

What new feature has Tata DOCOMO rolled out? T24 mobile services Which company has signed a MoU with Indian School of Business to set up retail academy? Coca-Cola

Which telecom major has launched ad campaign on mobile number portability? Vodafone Which automobile industry posted its highest ever annual sales in India in the year 2010, during which it sold 5819 vehicles? Mercedes Benz Which Indian carrier bought 180 A320s Airbus for $16.4Billion? Indigo On what occasion did Hexaware announced 1:1 bonus share issue and 50% special interim dividend? On celebrating its 20th anniversary

Event

When and where India's largest Coir Expo would be held? 4th to 7th February 2011 in Alappuzha, Kerala

People

Who joined Google India as Vice President Sales and Operations? Rajan Anandan, ex-microsoft MD Who has been appointed as Country Executive for Singapore at Royal Bank of Scotland?

Madan Menon

Record

At what speed the Solar car designed by Australian students of the University of New South Wales runs? 88 kmph

Sports

Who won FIFA's (Ballon d'Or) world player award? Lionel Messi

Technology

Which Middle East country has launched single e-ID(electronic identity) card that could be used for Government services? Baharain Which feature of Nokia service goes desi to offer tailor-made mobile applications through its Ovi Music, free of cost? Nokia Ovi Music

SNIPPETS

Indian Railways sign MoU with Rashtriya Ispat Nigam

Limited for setting up modern rail axle manufacturing factory at the New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal

Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company launches unit linked child protection plan, "Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Future Smart Plan" Tax Benefit: Under Section 80C and Section 10(10D), respectively of the IT Act, 1961 Share ratio: Canara Bank(holding 51%), Oriental Bank of Commerce (23%) and HSBC Insurance - APAC holds 26%

Dell to launch printers priced between Rs.6,500 and Rs.30,000 and 16 cities to have service centres across India

Google has launched a global online science fair for students aged 13 to 18. Google is in search for the brightest young scientist from around the world to submit interesting, creative projects relevant to the world today. Last date for submission of project is: April 4th 2011

MindHelix Technologies, a Kochi-based firm has launched India's first multi-platform auto fare that calculates the distance travelled using GPS called as the "Tuk Tuk" meter Download the App for FREE: tuktuk.mindhelix.com

Award

Which Music-director received the World Economic Forum Crystal Award? A.R.Rahman Which directorate has been adjudged the best contingent at the Republic Day camp as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh presented the trophy to Cadet Saddam Hussain of Doda on the behalf of the contingent? Jammu and Kashmir National Cadet Crops(NCC)

Business

Where is SAIL planning to set up a 3-million tonne per annum (MPTA) plant with an investment of up to Rs.15,000 crore? Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia Which company has bagged an order worth about $1.28 billion for 1,000 megawatts of wind power projects with Caparo Energy India? Suzlon

People

Which Indo-American became Senior Advisor to Ohio Governor John Kasich? Jai Chabria On whose name did Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shiraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated a 3.55km four-lane road? Sachin Tendulkar Who has been appointed as the Economic Affairs Secretary in the Finance Ministry? R.Gopalan, 1976 batch IAS officer of the Tamil Nadu cadre

Technology

Motorola launches dual-SIM Android phone for Rs.31,999 Nokia launches X2-01 targeting youngsters at

affordable price LG launches glasses-free 3D display for mobiles Akai Trio, first triple GSM SIM handset priced at Rs.3,295 has been launched in India Priced at Rs.8,499, Huawei launches Ideos U8150 smartphone in India

SNIPPETS

World's highest restaurant situated 442 metres on the 122nd floor of world's tallest building Burj Khalifa opens in Dubai India has launched year-long activities and programmes for its 'Year of India in Canada' to showcase the country's rich art and culture 'Clocking-on machines', a Mobile app has been developed to track misuse of company cars Apple iPad to be launched officially on January 28th

2011 in India Motorola's Android smartphone XT800 Glam supporting dual-SIM(GSM+CDMA) has been launched in India
Award

Who has been named as the best CFO in the financial sector for 2010 by ICAI? V.S.Rangan Which prize did Karnataka win at National Level for its tableau featuring Bidari Carvings, an intrinsic art of engraving pictures on metals at the 62nd Republic Day Parade at New Delhi? 2nd prize

Business

Which Kochi-based company signed a deal with Los Angeles Potmax LLC to facilitate joint production and marketing activities? Vines Visual and Media Pvt. Ltd.

Which electronic major is to open product support centre at the KINFRA Hi-Tech Park at Kalamassery in Kochi, Kerala? BEL - Bharat Electronics Limited Which firm has Nestle acquired through its subsidiary Nestle Health Science? CM&D Pharma Which bank has decided to open subsidiary for financial services, to enter into investment banking, wealth and asset management? IOB - Indian Overseas Bank

People

Who has been appointed as acting Chairman of ONGC and S.V.Narasimhan as interim head of IOC? A.K.Hazarika Who has been elected as Prime Minister of Nepal? Jhalanath Khanal

Who has been appointed 8th chairman of SEBI? U.K.Sinha After whose name is Pune cricket stadium named? Subrata Roy Sahara

Technology

Ericsson launches mobile money services to offer mobile financial services Facebook and Twitter to be used to make people aware of the importance of Census 2011 'The Daily', a newspaper for iPad launched Olive Telecom to launch India's first HSPA (High Speed Packet Access and technically 4G) phone powered by Android OS Hearsay, San Francisco based company announces a cloud-hosted social media management application called 'Hearsay Social' to monitor company's presence on social networking sites like Facebook,

Twitter and LinkedIn Reliance Communication launches 'job search on voice' service that would enable its customers to connect to the recruiters directly on phone line at a subscription of Rs.30 per month. To avail the service dail 58010

Sports

Monisha Kaltenborn becomes the 1st female CEO of a Formula One Team Sauber Motorsport German driver Adrian Sutil to continue with Force India Team for 2011 season Pakistan won the ODI series against New Zealand, 3-2 Australia won the ODI series against England, 6-1

SNIPPETS

Singapore's Olam to acquire Britannia Food ADB to provide $7.4billion to develop India's infrastructure HCL has bagged Rs.250 crore order from BSNL IBM to offer $1000 stock to Indian staff Maruti launches luxury model 'Kizashi' Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board has bagged the 2nd prize for 'best practices-initiatives under urban sector', has been recognized for computerization of its billing process
People

U K Sinha takes over as Sebi chairman on feb 18 2011 replacing C B Bhave Sunil Kakar has been appointed as CFO for Infrastructure finance firm IDFC

Joseph Ho has been appointed as MD and Head of Exchange Traded Funds Vasant Krishnan has been appointed as CFO of Mahindra Satyam

Education

Computer education firm Aptech and IT firm Microsoft to launch embedded courses and certification to its students
Entertainment

First ever 3-day(18th to 20th February 2011) Film Festival kicks-off at Andaman and Nicobar Islands Dhobi Ghat to be commercially released in Germany

Business

Anand Mahindra-led Mahindra Satyam is looking to re-list on the NYSE in 2011-12 Hinduja Gobal Solutions to set up 2 centres - 1 each in China and Latin America in next fiscal(FY 12) Facebook Inc, now in Hong Kong Aircel to launch 3G services in all 13 telecom cirlces as Cricket World Cup kicks of on 19th February 2011 Networking and Storage solutions provider Buffalo opens its first retail shop, Brand Store in India HAL hints at possible IPO plans Vodafone to stream cricket World Cup matches via ESPN Mobile TV SBI to launch Rs.2000 crore retail bond issue on
Technology

Intel tests 'Sandy Bridge' for laptops

Lost your TV remote, now a Samsung app on your Galaxy phone or Tab Oracle to offer File Management Package for Cloud Opera to roll out iPad browser Microsoft sends first service pack for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to original equipment manufacturers. Consumers would be updated later part of February Bangalore base Myriad, a mobile technology company, announced new software Alien Dalvik that will allow Android Application to run on other phones NVIDIA announces 1st quad-core mobile processor, (Kal-El) Tegra 3 Sony to launch 9.4 inch tablet named S1, to run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb Now, Robot chefs at the Wishdoing restaurant on

Shanghai's Nanjing road which could cook delicious Chinese cuisine within 3 minutes Marvell launches 'Mobile MIMO', the Avastar 88W8797, an 802.11n 2*2 dual-band WiFi system on Chip (SoC) MIMO: Multiple Inputs Multiple Output Now a website to act as answer engine, trueknowledge.com Ozonetel Systems has launched free 'Voice Buzz' application on Facebook through which users can update their Facebook status in their own voice from their landline or mobile number
SNIPPETS

India's Drug Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) has decided to ban 2 controversial drugs Gatifloxacine and Tegaserod because of their side-effects. Gatifloxacine is used as an antibiotic and its side effect is it shoot up and also dip blood sugar levels. Tegaserod is used in India for irritable bowel syndrome and chronic constipation and its side effect

is showed a 10-fold increased risk of heart attacks and stroke.


Automobile

Maruti Suzuki launches SX4's diesel variant, VDI and ZDI version Luxury car maker Rolls Royce to launch its first electric car at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1st 2011

Business

Reliance Communications becomes first private 3G provider in Kashmir Tata Industries to invest Rs.100 crore in integrated learning soultions(Tata Interactive Services), named CLASSEDGE, for Indian school education sector Mukesh Ambani, chairman of RIL joins Intel Capital's investment programme

TCS has been appointed as the official technology partner to pro-cycling team 'Team Garmin-Cervelo' for the racing season 2011 India's forex reserves 4th largest in world, it touches $297.3 billion in December Togetherville, a Facebook-like social networking site about 6 to 10 years old developed by Indian-origin entrepreneur Mandeep Singh Dhillon has been acquired by Walt Disney Google to launch as unlimited subscription service for movies in the UK via, YouTube Tally Solutions has unveiled upgraded version of Tally ERP9 series 'A' Release 3.0. Tally ERP9 series 'A' Release 3.0: Designed for flawless business execution which has new features and enhanced functionalities, including the incorporation of the new Rupee symbol Telecom provider Bharti Airtel along with 16 other

global telcos has launched the Europe India Gateway (EIG) cable system that will enhance diversity and capacity between Europe and India EIG: With USD 700 million and a capacity of 3.84 terabits per second 15,000km cable has been laid

Education

Texas Instruments announces the launch of a Analog System Lab Starter Kit. The lab course to provide students an exposure to analog and mixed-signal processing Abu Dhabi University to provide all course materials and topic updates on BlackBerry smartphones

Music

Composer and Singer Shankar Mahadevan launches online music academy for the Indian Americans

People

Michael Benz has been appointed as Head Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, a subsidiary of Bank of America

Technology

iPad 2, to be thinner than iPad 1 with front-facing camera and Facetime video chat support to be launched in March 2011 Nokia launches Ovi Store with RComm in India Kochi-based mobile products development company Dexetra launched what it claims to be the world's first life database application named, 'Friday' SAP unveils Business Objects 4.0 of United Business Intelligence (BI) and Enterprise Information

Management (EIM) Solutions, a portfolio which makes the real-time enterprise a reality
Business

Tanishq to be merged with Titan Industries Carmker GM India to launch 14 variants of 6 new models in the country in next 2 years Tata Communications becomes first Indian Telco to launch cloud computing solutions globally McDonald India ties up with HCL Infosystems to give kids (a chance to win) HCL ME Kids Educational Laptops with a purchase of Happy Meal BCCI invites bid for IPL mobile, radio and Internet rights Sonata Software launches car rental management service MiEdge 'Bing deals', a feature for desktop and mobile allowing consumers to find best deals locally has

been launched by Microsoft India and Brazil signed a bilateral air services agreement (ASA), intended to increase airconnectivity between 2 countries Lovable Lingerie IPO subscribed 4% on Day 1 (8/3/2011) Mahindra Group inks deal with global networking company Cisco to provide a host of services including cloud computing, entertainment, smart cities, virtual dealerships and sports Jubliant Life Sciences (JLS) to set up a manufacturing plant to produce Symet, a key ingredient for making insecticide 'Chloryrifos', at Bharuch in Gujarat

Education

HCL and BPO training institute Orion Edutech jointly launches a diploma course to train the youth for entry in the business process

outsourcing (BPO) industry

Employment

Global IT and BPO service provider HTC Global Services to recruit 3,000 people by next fiscal

Medicine

Kochi to get country's first health mall. 10-storied mall to have doctors, hospitals, ayurveda centres, pharmacies and insurance referral units

People

Canaan Partners appoints Rahul Khanna as Managing Director of Cannan India Harish C.Mariwala takes over as Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) President

Diwakar Gupta has been appointed as Managing Director of State Bank of India Kapil Dev has been appointed as brand ambassador of UEI GLobal and has launched 'Kapil Dev Scholarship Program' of Rs.40 crores 'Dream girl', Hema Malini took oath in Rajya Sabha as a BJP member from Karnataka

Sports

Mumbai Indians signs up Hero Honda as sponsor Government exempts custom duty for cricket World Cup Gambhir named Kolkata Knight Rider captain Yuvraj named Pune Warriors captain ICC approves Morgan replacement for injured Pietersen

Usain Bolt to run 100 metres at the Herculis Diamond League in Monaco Wimbeldon finals to be filmed in 3D Indian squash player Dipika Pallikal participating in the WSF-World Cup reached career high of 23 in WISPA ranking

Technology

Nokia to launch E7 smartphone in India, to be priced at Rs. 35000 Google Launches Chrome Beta 10. It brings synchronization improvements as well as speed advancements. Chrome 10.0.648.82 is created for Linux, Windows as well as Mac OS X 36 hours of videos are uploaded on YouTube every minute, the video-sharing website owned by global search giant Google

Automobile

Ford Motor India launches cheaper sedan version, 'Fiesta Classic' Volskwagen to launch Jetta variant in India sometime in mid-2011

Business

VMware takes over Mozy which has been serving as the cloud-based storage and back up service of EMC for the last 4 years MindTree co-founder Ashok Soota to set up a new business venture - Happiest Minds Technologies Limited to provide IT services to global firms HCL bags broadband connectivity project for Indian Railways IBM to provide finance and administration shared services to PepsiCo India

FedEx acquires Boeing 777F aircraft to provide better international connectivity to Indian cargo business Canara Bank launches Debit Card-Platinum and Canara Campus Card BSE signed an MoU with Osaka Securities Exchange to develop opportunities including crosslicencing of indices

Education

Symbiosis International University plans to start a school of liberal arts at its model colony campus from June 2011 'Pengala', a learning software for students to create interactive multimedia courses

Event

Dr.Gangubai Hanagal Music Foundation and Hubli Art

circle to jointly organize a 2-day Indian classical music, dance and folk festival to mark 98th birth anniversary of Hindustani stalwart Gangubai Hanagal 4-day Auto Expo 2011 to be held in Surat, Gujarat 2-day North Zone conference of International College of Surgeons to be held at KN Udupa auditorium, Banaras Hindu University

People

Ex-IAS officer Sanjay Gupta has been appointed as Metro Express between Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) chief Chris Capossela has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer at Microsoft Partip Chaudhuri has been appointed as SBI's chief Atifete Jahjaga, Kosovo's highest ranking policewoman becomes country's President

Shiv Nadar, founder of HCL has been appointed as the chairman of the board of governors of the IIT Kharagpur

Science

Scientists have created the world's 1st artificial leaf that can turn sunlight and water into energy which could pave the way for a cheaper source of power in developing countries

Technology

Mozilla releases Firefox 4 for Android Yahoo to launch new search engine in India by 2011 H2 Dr.Abdul Kalam launches launches language translation software developed by 17 institutions including the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) at the 20th International World Wide

Web conference IT firm LinguaNext launched solutions Indify SAP and Indify Oracle to translate SAP ERP and Oracle E-Business Suite into 22 official Indian languages. HTC launches demo of HTC Flyer tablet
Automobile

2011 Jaguar XJ has been named as the International Luxury Car of the Year South Korean 2-wheeler manufacturer S and T Motors Corporation, in collaboration with Pune-based Garware Motors, launched its Hyosung brands of 650-700 cc superbikes in India priced between Rs.4,75,000 and Rs.5,69,000

Awards

Two Class 7 students from Tamil Nadu have jointly won the 2nd prize with a Romanian team in a competition conducted by NASA. M Srivatsan and

Vasundhara Gautham of Bhavan's Rajaji Vidyashram are the only participants from Tamil Nadu to win the competition. Under 'Project IRIS' (International Research and Integration Station), they developed and designed an alternate habitat for human space settlement. The design won recognition for its detailed and in-depth representation of life and its necessities integrated in a space city. Indian American doctor Siddhartha Mukherjee's book on cancer 'The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography on Cancer' bags 2011 Pulitzer Prize Mangalore City Corporation has bagged the Green Leaf Award 2011 for its adopting best practices in managing sanitary landfills

People

Diwakar Gupta has been appointed as CFO of SBI Board Director, Mohandas Pai and Co-founder K. Dinesh resigns from Infosys

New Jersey-based allergist and immunologist Dr.Sunita Kanumury has been elected President of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) for 2011-12 Indian coach, Beerbul Wadera to be appointed as (PTF) Pak Tennis Federation coach Former Brazil Vice President Jose Alencar dies at 79 Pop star Michel Martelly declared Haiti president Actress Lindsay Lohan has been sentenced to 120 days in jail Spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba passes away Sachin Tendulkar turns 38 Cipla's former Chief Executive Amar Lulla passes away Andy Goss of head US operations of Jaguar Land

Rover California-based NComputing hires former Citrix VP, Raj Dhingra as its CEO

Business

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd. to increase the output to 20 million tonnes, eyesproduction facilities at Kudremukh 'Illumine Play System', a play range has been launched by Arihant Industrial Corporation Biocon to invest Rs.450 crore on insulin programmes For the first time ever Apple suprpass Nokia as the world's largest phone vendor by revenue Royal Emirates Group buys Spanish first division soccer club Getafe, renames 'Getafe Team Dubai' Reliance Industries finds gas in first well it drilled on

a deepsea block in Cauvery basin Tata Steel to sell 51 percent stake in group company Tata Refractories to Nippon Steel's associate Krosaki Harima Corporation for Rs.576.3 crore

Event

First Bejing international film festival begins in China

Science

Brazil runs world's longest, 28-metre bus on biofuel

Technology

Mobile handset make, Intex Technologies has launched a dual SIM handset, designed for the visually impaired priced at Rs.2,600

Intel launches Intel Xeon processor E7 family iPad 2 to be launched in India by end of April 2011 VMWare's mobile virtualization now on Android Blackberry's Playbook hits US market
When is the Champions League Twenty20 2011 scheduled? September 23rd to October 9th 2011

Which company has stuck a deal with British Library to digitise books? Google

Which former Vice-Chairman of Hindustan Unilever Limited is all set to join Wipro Board? Mahendra Kumar Sharma

Which two stocks of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group has

BSE decided to take out of the elite sensex index? RCOM and R-Infra

Which Amir Khan movie celebrated 10 years recently? Lagaan

When was World No Tobacco day observed? May 31st

Who has been appointed as head of UN Change Management Team? Atul Khare

Which Under-19 cricketer drowned in Ganga recently? Shamsher Singh Yadav

How many satellites has India planned to launch in next 2 years? 12

What is the name of the insurance plan launched by LIC recently? Jeevan Arogya Who won the 5th ODI in India vs West Indies match played at Jamaica? West Indies

Which Olympic boxer was shot dead in Pakistan recently? Abrar Hussain

Which automobile major's 13 day long strike ended after the acceptance of Union registration with management? Maruti

What is current Repo and Reverse Repo rate hiked by RBI? Repo - 7.5% and Reverse Repo - 6.5%

Which US technology major turned 100 years recently? IBM

Which ID is now valid ID proof for LPG gas connection in India? Aadhaar Which grammy award nominee is all set to perform at IIFA? Jermaine Jackson Who has been promoted as VP of Wipro? Rishad Premji Under which category India won gold at Cannes Lions? Design category With which country India inked pact to boost apparel, textile industry? Russia Which award did Sunil Mittal receive recently? INSEAD award Which is the latest launch from Research In Motion (RIM) in India? BlackBerry Playbook

Which software training major has decided to setup 100 One World centres in a year's time? NIIT Who has been unanimously re-elected as UN chief? Ban Ki-moon Toyota is all set to launch its latest model in India. Which is it? Etios Liva Who has been elected as Captain of New Zealand Cricket for all 3 formats of game? Ross Taylor Which airbus was grounded for clipping a wing at the Paris Air Show recently? A380 Which actor of Jackass movie was killed in car accident in Pennsylvania? Ryan Dunn Country's largest 2 wheeler maker Hero Honda's

board have approved the changing of the company name to? Hero MotoCorp Ltd Which 2 dual sim models have Nokia unveiled in India recently? C2-00 dual sim Internet and X1-01 dual sim

Current Affairs July 2011


Who clinched his maiden Wimbledon 2011 title? Novak Djokovic At what value has Maruti Suzuki donated its engine and powertrain for educational institutions? Rs.1.5 crore Which Indian cricket bowler joined the 100 test wicket taker club? Ishant Sharma Who has been elected as first woman Prime Minister of Thailand? Yingluck Shinawatra Where is the 3-day International Leather Fair 2011

scheduled on July 28th is to be held? Delhi Which former Union minister passed away recently? Chaturanan Mishra Who becomes the first left-hander woman Wimbledon title winner since Martina Navratilova in 1990? Petra Kvitova What is the public offer made by Zynga Inc? $1 billion BSE is all set to halt trade if Sensex moves at what percent in a day during July-September? 20% What is the name of interim committee framed by Sri Lanka? SriLanka Cricket Which state in India is all set to give Bhagwt Gita as lessons starting July? Madhya Pradesh Which former IMF chief was released without bail in New York? Strauss-Khan

Which state Chief Minister's office went 24x7 live on the Internet? Kerala Which technology celebrated its 20th anniversary on 1st July? GSM (launched on 1st July 1991) What is named after Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit? Mango Who has been appointed as Chairman of AlcatelLucent for its India operations? Arun Seth Which French tyre maker is all set to start production in Chennai unit? Michelin Which French cement gaint has been allowed to mine for limestone in Meghalaya's East Khasi hills by Supreme Court? Lafarge The death of which film maker could be remembered

as 'Siddheswari' won the national award for Best documentary film in 1989? Mani Kaul Which spiritual leader celebrated his 76th Birthday recently? Dalai Lama Which country is set to role out 1st phase of National internet in August at 8Mb for home users? Iran Approximately how much hectares of land in India is under organic certification as on March 2010? 4.4 million hectares Who has been appointed as Manager of West Indies Under-19 cricket team? Courtney Walsh After battling with cancer which British actress died recently? Anna Massey Where has Posco planned Rs.52,000 crore project in India? Orrisa, Jagatsinghpur

Which company is all set to acquire British online bookstore The Book Depository? Amazon.com Which Bharathanatyam exponent was conferred with Yagnaraman Lifetime Achievement Award? Padma Subrahmanyam Who has been appointed as CEO of Fortis Healthcare? Aditya Vij Who has been appointed as RBI Deputy Governor? Harun Rashid Khan Who has been appointed as BHEL's Director of Finance? P.K.Bajpai Which social networking site has gained 2nd rank in USA? LinkedIn Who is been appointed as the CEO of Genpact? Tiger Tyagarajan Who is the VC and CEO of HDFC bank? Keki Mistry

Who is the CEO of Facebook? Mark Zuckerberg In which Indian city will the Nano Science and Technology be setup? Bangalore (Devanahalli) Who sealed his 2012 Olympics berth for the Archery Event? Jayanta Talukdar Which actor is all set to construct a temple for Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni? Manoj Tiwari Which part of Sudan is all set to celebrate its Independence Day on 8th July 2011,Saturday? South Sudan Which networking website now allows video calls and group chat? Facebook Who recently joined 400 wicket elite club in Test Cricket? Harbhajan Singh

Where in India has Indian Institute of Management planned to open its 2nd campus? Bangalore, Anekal Who is to succeed defence secretary Pradeep Kumar? Shashikant Sharma Who won gold in 19th Asian Athletics Championship? Mayookha Which job-starved state in India has been granted Rs.1,000 crore job plan? Jammu and Kashmir Who has been appointed as CFO of Firssource Solutions Limited.? Rajesh Subramaniam Who won the British Grand Prix 2011? Alonso The Mysore campus of Infosys has been renamed as? Naryana Murthy Centre of Excellence Which 2 Indian cricketers are nominated for all-time greatest Test team?

Sachin and Sehwag Who has been appointed as CEO of Sun TV Network? K.Vijay Kumar Which bank has entered into pact with SBI Mutual Fund? Indian Bank Who has been appointed as CEO of Aditya Brila Finance? Rakesh Singh Which bank has launched credit card with no pre-set limit on spending? HDBC Bank Airtel has inked deal with which company for IT solutions to African employees? IBM Which passenger jet with a capacity to fly about 250 people non-stop up to 16,000 km landed at the IGI airport? Boeing 787 Dreamliner Who has been appointed as Railway Minister in

cabinet reshuffle 2011? Dinesh Trivedi Who has been appointed as Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj Minister in cabinet reshuffle 2011? Kishore Chandra Deo Who takes over Ministry of Steel in cabinet reshuffle 2011? Beni Prasad Verma Who has been appointed as Rural Development Minister in cabinet reshuffle 2011? Jairam Ramesh Which country has been included as 193rd member of United Nations? Sundan Which 3 telecom companies have shared their networks and rolled out Plan India 3G services? Vodafone, Bharti and Idea In which 2 Indian cities was Google Transit launched? Chennai and Hyderabad Which company is all set to launch iPad rival? Amazon

At what percent did June 2011 inflation close? 9.44% Which company recently unveiled smallest data center? Intel Who has been named as coach for Sri Lankan cricket team ahead of Australia's tour? Rumesh Ratnayake Who has lent his voice for pop star Britney Spear's new single "I Wanna Go"? Sonu Nigam Which latest communication satellite has been launched by ISRO? GSAT-12 Which Finance company is all set to offer loans against gold ETF units? Muthoot Finance Name the CEO of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp, China's biggest chip maker who quit recently. David Wang

Who and at what age clinched the British Open Golf championship 2011? Darren Clarke Which IT company recently announced a 13-member executive council? Infosys Who has been elected as president of Mumbai Cricket Association? Vilasrao Deshmukh Who has been elected as chief of Empowered Committee of Goods and Services Tax? Sushil Kumar Modi Against whom did India win an International football friendly match? Qatar, 2-1 Which shuttle undocked for the final time from International Space station, NASA? Atlantis Where and for which project has BHEL commissioned 525MW thermal set? Maithon Right Bank thermal power project in

Jharkhand Which country won the women's soccer World Cup 2011? Japan Which company is eyeing to open its IT centre in Gujarat? Infosys Which South American country has surpassed Saudi Arabia in oil reserves? Venezuela Which company bought .CO domain ahead of its 1st year anniversary of public launch? Google and will be used as G.Co to launch shortcut URL Which luxury hotels have been accorded the LEED Platinum (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating? ITC's luxury hotels Name the person who ignited China's interest in the NBA and became one of Asia's best-known athletes and is retired now. Yao Ming

Which 2 countries are set to participate in the 2000th test in the history of Test Cricket? India and England Which company acquired the cloud.com? Citrix Systems Who has joined Gordon Brothers Group as Chief Executive Officer? Gary Talarico Which country is all set to shut 40% (800 approx.) of its data centres to reduce hefty technology budget? USA Which U.S.Secretary met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalitha recently? Hilary Clinton Which social networking site has turned 5 years? Twitter Who has been named as Sri Lanka's captain for upcoming Australian series? Dilshan Which Ace Indian shooter is set to get Khel Ratna?

Gagan Narang Which missile was recently test-fired successfully at Chandipur, Orrisa? Prahaar Who is all set to take over as CMD of NMDC? M.S.Rana Which company formally opened its assembly plant at Rosslyn, South Africa? Tata Motors Who has been appointed as solicitor-general following the resignation of Gopal Subramaniam? Rohinton Nariman Who became 2nd highest run scorer in Test cricket surpassing Ricky Ponting's record? Rahul Dravid Which program of IIM Indore did recently get HRD ministry's approval? 5-year management program Who won the 1st Hangzhou Women's Grandmasters Tournament in China? Dronavalli Harika

Name the Chairman and CEO of TAFE who has been inducted into the board of AGCO. Mallika Srinivasan Who won the 2011 German GP? Lewis Hamilton Which former Australian opening batsman is set to return to competitive cricket (Big Bash League T20)? Matthew Hayden Which Indian swimmer qualified for the 2012 London Olympics? Sandeep Sejwal Which country has launched its new currency? Sudan Which singer is all set to perform at the Royal Albert Hall where the first Carnatic music is scheduled in the 116-year history of BBC proms? Aruna Sairam Which motorcycle has Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Private Ltd. recently launched? CBR 250R

Who won the ladies National snooker championship? Vidya Pillai Who won the 2000th Test cricket held at Lords Cricket Ground? England Which frenchman after 25 years won the German Open Tennis tournament? Gilles Simon Who won the Indonesian International Challenge badminton championship 2011? Pusarla Venkata Sindhu Who has been appointed as Lokayukta of Karnataka to succeed Santosh Hegde? Justice Shivraj V.Patil Who has been named vice president for Boeing Defence, Space and Security in India? Dennis D.Swanson Which Indian tennis player holds career best rank of 62 in the singles list? Somdev Devvarman What is Repo and Reverse Repo rate as on 26th July

2011? Repo: 8% and Reverse Repo: 7% Which country has agreed for a meeting between its Nobel Laureate, pro-democracy activist Aung Suu Kyi and Minister of Social Welfare U Aung Kyi? Myanmar Who has been named as the global co-CEO of Standard Chatered Bank's private equity? Nainesh Jaisingh Who has been appointed as co-CEO to succeed Management Board chairman, Josef Ackermann? Anshu Jain Name the project of Mozilla's operating system that is set to work on mobile devices and tablets. Boot to Gecko (B2G) Which business and technology outsourcing services provider has been named in the GlobalServices 100 list for the 5th consecutive year? Syntel Which Noida-based hospital running under the brand Ojjus Medicare has got nod for the IPO aggregating to Rs,62 crore?

Goodwill Hospital and Research Center Ltd. Which poets death anniversary would be remembered on 8th August in India? Rabindranath Tagore Draft of which anti-corruption bill was approved by Union Cabinet on 28th July 2011? Lokpal Bill Which of the two Indians were awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2011? Nileema Mishra for helping the poor and Harish Hande for revolutionizing the use of solar lights Which Operating System celebrated its 30th birthday on July 27th? DOS (Disk Operating System), 27th July 1981 Who has been appointed as national team coach for Argentina's football team? Alejandro Sabella Which cricketer equalled Sunil Gavaskar's tally of 34 test hundreds? Rahul Dravid ' The Wall' Who resigned as Chief Minister of Karnataka?

B.S.Yeddyurappa Who took over as chief of Indian Air Force? N.A.K.Browne Who won the Hungarian Grand Prix 2011? Jenson Button Which Indian qualified for London Olympics 2012 for Short put event? Om Prakash Singh Who has been ranked world No.1 in double trap shooting as per the ISSF world rankings? Ronjan Sodhi Iscom along with Elmwood College, St.Andrew's UK has launched a Post-Graduate course for which sporting event? Post-graduate programme in golf management Which is Apple's latest Operating System? OS X Lion Who won the Citi Open WTA doubles title held in USA? Sania Mirza and Yaroslava Shvedova Which UK-listed miner gets formal approval from the

Indian government for its acquisition of stake in Cairn India? Vedanta Resources or Vedanta Which Tata group firm is set to open online consumer durables and electronics store? Tata Croma Which company has launched its first Financial Technology Grid to offer services in banking domain? Polaris software Which computer manufacturer has introduced rupee symbol on desktop computer keyboard, compatible with Microsoft softwares? LenovoIndia Which country has approved plans to setup first Tibetian bank? China Who has been appointed as consulting head for India at Capgemini? Anish Sarkar Name the sedan unveiled by Nissan India. Sunny

Who has been sworn in a Karnataka's Chief Minister? D.V.Sadananda Gowda Which molecule has been found in Orion constellation of stars? 1 molecule of Oxygen was found for every million hydrogen molecules Name the version of Media Reader launched by Kingston. USB 3.0 Media Reader Which bank has launched a service of accepting income tax payment through ATMs? HDFC Bank