Who has been conferred with the prestigious Lal Bahadur Shastri Award? Ans: Tessy Thomas.

On 14th December _____, the United Nations General Assembly declared 1st October as International Day of Older Persons. Ans: 1990. Who is the current Minister of Home Affairs, India? Ans: Sushil Kumar Shinde. What is the name of India’s 350 km range Surface-to-Surface ballistic missile that launched successfully from a naval ship off the coast of Balasore, Odisha? Ans: Dhanush. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has been giving away the National Awards for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities every year on _______. Ans: 3rd December. In which year the Cartagena Protocol on Bio-safety was adopted? Ans: 2000. The Union Cabinet approved the constitution of ________ Law Commission for a period of three years from 01/09/2012 to 31/08/2015. Ans: 20th. The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December was established by the International Year of Disabled Persons in ______. Ans: 1981. Who has been re-elected as President of World Squash Federation? Ans: N. Ramachandran. India and ______ has signed an Administrative Agreement in the field of Sustainable Urban Development. Ans: France. Indian Air Force celebrated ______Air Force Day on October 08, 2012.

Ans: 80th. Who inaugurated 26th Conference of Accountants General in New Delhi on October 08, 2012? Ans: Pranab Mukherjee. Who has been honored with National Order of Merito de Comuneros Award? Ans: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Which country won the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup 2012? Ans: Australia. Former Zambian President ______ has received the 2012 Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Peace and Reconciliation. Ans: Kenneth Kaunda. Which country won the Men’s Twenty20 World Cup 2012? Ans: West Indies. Who has been conferred with the 21st Saraswati Samman for the year 2011? Ans: A.A. Manavalan. Bihar observed Dolphin Day on _______. Ans: 5th October, 2012. How many young scientists have been selected for Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, 2012? Ans: 11. Indian Social activist _______ started a Bijli-Paani Satyagraha in New Delhi on 6th October, 2012. Ans: Arvind Kejriwal. Who has been conferred with Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters Award? Ans: Ebrahim Alkazi. Who won the F1 Title of 2012? Ans: Sebastian Vettel. Who has received the Hans Christian Anderson Literature Prize?

Ans: Isabel Allende. Who has been conferred with Lifetime Achievement Award by Kaladharmi Begum Akhtar Academy of Ghazal in New Delhi? Ans: Abida Parveen. Who has been awarded the Agricola Medal by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization? Ans: Wen Jiabao. _______ Film comedian and character artist K. Lakshmi Narasimha Rao, popularly known as Sutti Velu, died in Chennai. Ans: Telegu. Who is Bhupinder Singh Hooda? Ans: Chief Minister of Haryana. Veteran _________ theatre artiste G. Omana has died recently. Ans: Malayalam. Who was Alfred Nobel? Ans: A scientist. Renowned _______ Kantilal Girdharilal Vora, popularly known as K. Lal, passed away. Ans: Magician. In which year Alfred Nobel established Nobel Prizes? Ans: 1895. Shinya Yamanaka of Japan and John B. Gurdon of _____ won 2012 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Ans: United Kingdom. Former ________ Assembly Speaker and Senior NCP leader Babasaheb Kupekar passed away. Ans: Maharashtra. Which organization released the ‘World Development Report 2013’? Ans: World Bank. Eric Hobsbawm died at the age of 95. Who was he?

Ans: Historian. Who has taken charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of Allahabad Bank? Ans: Shubhalakshmi Panse. Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF) was raised on ______ after the Indo-China conflict to guard the northern borders of the country. Ans: 24th October, 1962. Who is the author of the novel ‘The Casual Vacancy’? Ans: J. K. Rowling. Valmiki Ambedkar Awas Yojana was launched in December ______. Ans: 2001. In which city the National Institute of Urban Affairs is located? Ans: New Delhi. Hugo Chavez is the President of _______. Ans: Venezuela. Antisa Khvichava, world’s oldest woman, has died at the age of _______. Ans: 132. The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed on 16th September, _______ to protect the Ozone Layer. Ans: 1987. Who is the new Chief Justice of India? Ans: Altamas Kabir. Who has been elected Libya’s new Prime Minister? Ans: Mustafa Abu Shagour. Who has been elected as the President of the Indian Newspaper Society for 2012-13? Ans: K. N. Tilak Kumar. The 52nd Open Athletics Championship was held in _______.

Ans: Chennai. Mohamed Wahid Hassan Manik is the present President of _______. Ans: Maldives. Who has been elected Chairman of the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for 2012-13? Ans: Shailesh Gupta. Who is Pierre Nkurunziza? Ans: President of Burundi. The United Nations has designated the first ______ in October each year as the World Habitat Day. Ans: Monday. Pusarla Venkata Sindhi is a famous _______ player. Ans: Badminton. Who has been appointed as Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau? Ans: Rajiv Mehta. Which country honored Aung San Suu Kyi with Congressional Gold Medal? Ans: USA. Which country won the Women’s SAFF Football Championship in Colombo? Ans: India. Who is the present President of K. K. Birla Foundation? Ans: Shobhana Bharti. The Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari re-launched the _______ magazine at a function recently. Ans: Frontline. Okinawa Prefecture is located in _______. Ans: Japan. The International Day of Peace is annually held on ______.

Ans: September 21. The 9th World Hindi Conference concluded in Johannesburg city of ______. Ans: South Africa. Who has been appointed as the new Secretary General of Rajya Sabha? Ans: Shumsher K. Sheriff. Who has been appointed as the International Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS? Ans: Aishwarya Rai Bacchan. Which Indian Woman has won Silver Medal in the Archery World Cup final in Tokyo? Ans: Deepika Kumari. The first batch of SU-30 MKI was inducted into Indian Air Force in ______. Ans: September, 2002. World Tourism Day is observed on which day? Ans: September 27. Who has been appointed as India’s high commissioner to Canada on 27th September, 2012? Ans: Nirmal Verma. The first ______ of India, Brajesh Mishra died on 28th September 2012 in New Delhi. Ans: National Security Advisor. Who has been appointed newly as the India’s Ambassador to Israel? Ans: Jaideep Sarkar. Who has received the Lifetime Achievement Award at 14th Mumbai Film Festival? Ans: Waheeda Rehman. Who has been elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Press Trust of India (PTI) on 24th September 2012? Ans: R. Lakshmipathy. Surendranatha Thilakan passed away at the age of 77 at Thiruvananthapuram. Who was he?

Ans: Actor. The Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana was approved in March ______. Ans: 2006. John Terry, the former _____ Captain announced his retirement from International Football. Ans: England. Which statutory body of India has launched a Knowledge Partnership Initiative (KPI) with Prominent Law Schools of the country? Ans: Competition Commission of India (CCI). In which state the Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure has approved the construction of the 6.5 kms long two lane bi-directional tunnel on NH-1? Ans: Jammu and Kashmir. Which missile with a striking range of 3000 km has recently been test fired recently by India? Ans: Agni-III. What is the name of the first-of-its-kind Catamaran hydrographic survey vessel commissioned by Indian Navy recently? Ans: INS Makar. With which country India has signed a MoU for Strengthening Long-Term Relationship and Bilateral Cooperation on Road Infrastructure and Road Transportation Technology Matters? Ans: Austria. What is the name of Global Positioning System of China for which it has launched the 14th and 15th Satellite recently? Ans: Beidou. According to a report released by CSO, which state has topped the list of crime against children? Ans: Uttar Pradesh. What is the name of China’s first aircraft carrier? Ans: Liaoning. Who has topped the list of highest paid CEOs of listed companies in India?

Ans: Naveen Jindal. Which actress has been honored with Green Parent Award at 2012 Environmental Media Awards? Ans: Jessica Alba. Which women film producer has been included in the list of 25 Most Powerful Women in India Business compiled by business magazine ‘Business Today’? Ans: Ekta Kapoor. Japan committed over Rs _____ crore ODA loan to India. Ans: 7800. The maximum investment permissible under the Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme is Rs. ______. Ans: 50,000. Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of Forward Markets Commission? Ans: Ramesh Abhisek. Which Indian Bank has opened up its first branch in South Africa in a move to enhance the relationship between India and South Africa? Ans: Bank of India. What is the percentage of increase shown by the Indian Railways Freight during April=August 2012? Ans: 4.23%. The Government has reduced the Tax on external commercial borrowings by Indian companies to 5% applicable for the period between July 2012 and June 2015. What is the earlier rate of this tax? Ans: 20%. The government has cleared the proposal of what amount for debt restructuring state electricity boards, to give a boost to the ailing Power Sector? Ans: 2 Lakh Crore Rupees. After selling its 8% stake, what percent of shareholding Cairn Energy retain in Cairn India?

Ans: 10%. Who has appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Yahoo? Ans: Ken Goldman. Which company has received the Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India (Pharmexil) Silver Patent Award for 2011-12? Ans: Bharat Biotech. Which dairy company of India has signed a contract with IBM for cloud services? Ans: Kwality Dairy. With which agency India has signed a Loan Agreement of US $ 500 Million for Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan? Ans: World Bank. Which is the GDP estimate projected by the World Bank for Chinese Economy this year? Ans: 7.7%.

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