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India • In a dramatic but long-expected development, the rebellious Kadapa MP, Mr Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, the son of the late chief minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy, and his mother and MLA, Ms Vijayalakshmi, on November 29 quit the Congress and also resigned from their elected posts after blaming the “high command”. • Eminent lawyer and sitting Rajya Sabha member Abhishek Singhvi is back in the team of AICC spokesperson on November 29. • The government has ordered a probe into the leaking of recorded tapes of conversations between corporate lobbyist Niira Radia, her clients and certain journalists, among others. Probe would be conducted by the Intelligence Bureau and the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and will focus on how the “secret” tapes were leaked and who first accessed the tapes. • The Supreme Court on November 22 asked the central government if Central Vigilance Commissioner P J Thomas could function effectively in view of various charges hurled against him. The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia wondered if a person who is an accused and facing a chargesheet could head a watchdog body. • The environment ministry on November 22 cleared the Navi Mumbai airport, paving the way for a second airport to ease air traffic in Mumbai. The green ministry and the aviation ministry had been at loggerheads over the alleged delay in environment clearance for the airport. • Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa may have lost his voice as the pressure mounted to remove him from office, but he regained his clout on November 22 after he persuaded the top leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party that they could not be judge and jury before the facts had been verified. • The operations of both All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan were hit as the technical staff of both the public broadcasters went on a 48-hour strike to press their demand for the repeal of the Prasar Bharati Act with the employees of both the organisations claiming that the legislation has not worked. • The Comptroller and Auditor General has found serious discrepancy in the budget of the Assam government, which was pumping in more money than what was proposed in the budget for the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council. The excess fund sent to the autonomous district council was neither re-appropriated nor supplemented by the government through supplementary demand. • Assembly Speaker N. Kiran Kumar Reddy will replace Mr K. Rosaiah as CM of Andhra Pradesh. Mr Rosaiah quit suddenly on November 24 following directions from the Congress leadership. • The Supreme Court on November 15 granted interim relief to former Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh and actor-turned politician Jaya Prada from being expelled as MPs even if they defy their party's whip in the house. • Registering its first case in alleged irregularities in Commonwealth Games, CBI on November 15 filed two separate cases involving UK-based A M Films and former officials of CWG Organising Committee on charges of forgery and cheating in organising Queen's Baton Relay in London. • HRD minister Kapil Sibal was on November 15 given the additional charge of the telecom ministry by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a development that takes the portfolio away from DMK at least for the time being.
which they had quit after the end of a previous freeze. World • On November 21st the Irish government at last gave in. after Alpha Condé. • Israel’s Prime Minister. He is accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity—not in Congo. • Military officers in Madagascar who overthrew the government last year claimed to have done so again by deposing President Andry Rajoelina. allowing mobile phone users to switch operators without changing numbers. narrowly beating Cellou Dalein Diallo. was given the boot. • After a prolonged wait. the prime minister. the left-leaning foreign minister. where he intervened on the president’s side during a coup attempt. The group belong to Future and Freedom for Italy.28 crores for the victims. She hoped that this would bring the Palestinians back to negotiations. and surprising some observers. • In a new twist to the controversy that led to the resignation of former communications minister A Raja. He responded by declaring on television that he is still in charge. who is popular with both the ruling UMP party and French citizens. • Venezuela’s president. whom they had installed in March 2009. a 72-year-old professor who has lived mainly in France. Binyamin Netanyahu. a rich Congolese warlord and the most senior political leader to be detained by the ICC so far. including the free delivery of stealth aircraft. he did not sack François Fillon. a new party set up by Gianfranco Fini. Hugo Chávez. who is accused by the United States of helping Colombian guerrillas to smuggle cocaine. India on November 25 launched the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) era. Breaking with tradition. • Four ministers resigned from Silvio Berlusconi’s Italian government. in return for a new freeze on the building of Jewish settlements in the West Bank. • The government on November 19 approved the recommendations of the Group of Ministers (GoM) on the Bhopal gas leak tragedy to provide additional ex-gratia compensation of Rs. India's telecom watchdog on November 18 said it had recommended scrapping of 69 of the 122 licences given for 2G phone services to new players. • President Nicolas Sarkozy reshuffled the French government. A vote of confidence will be held on December 14th. the trial began in earnest of Jean-Pierre Bemba. a former ally of Mr Berlusconi who has split with the prime minister. • On November 22nd. returned from talks in New York with the American secretary of state. won a run-off in Guinea’s presidential poll. whose disgruntled backers embarked on a wave of violence. • A state of emergency was declared in Guinea. Mr Berlusconi has said that Italy will face fresh elections if he loses. Mr Chávez said that General Rangel Silva’s recent comment that an opposition victory in a presidential election due in 2012 would be inadmissible had been taken out of context. said he would promote General Henry Rangel Silva. Hillary Clinton. . but in the neighbouring Central African Republic. But Bernard Kouchner. The ICC is also about to name six prominent Kenyans as alleged instigators of the violence that followed the 2007 elections.• Jamiat Ulema-I-Hind on November 15 became the first of the 28 parties in the Ayodhya title suit to file an appeal in the Supreme Court to challenge the Allahabad high court verdict declaring the place where the disputed structure stood as the “birthplace” of Lord Ram. who offered him a string of incentives. to be the army’s commander-in-chief. 71. It yielded to pressure from its European Union counterparts to seek an emergency bail-out from the EU and the IMF that may amount to as much as €85 billion ($115 billion). after many procedural twists.
• European Union finance ministers agreed on the details of an €85 billion ($113 billion) bail-out for Ireland. The ministers also agreed on a permanent replacement for the euro zone’s temporary rescue fund. “promoting enmity” and “circulating rumours with the intent to cause mutiny” by the Delhi police on November 29 following their remarks at a seminar held at LTG auditorium last month. America’s secretary of state. The Muslim Brotherhood. • Country’s top industrialist Ratan Tata stung by the public disclosure of his private conversation with corporate lobbyist Nira Radia on November 29 filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court seeking direction for destruction of “Radia tapes” after they had served the purpose of investigation for which the income tax department had done the recording. director general V. the public face of WikiLeaks. The leak of sensitive diplomatic communications was criticised by Hillary Clinton. Syed Ali Shah Geelani. whose candidates ran as “independents” since religion-based parties were banned. whose political party won the 1990 election by a landslide. member of the Games Image and Look Group. 107 crore contract for the Games result update system and registered cases against them. the main opposition. has spent most of the past 20 years in detention. It previously had 88 in the 518-strong parliament. The CBI conducted searches at the residences of OC secretary general Lalit Bhanot. The Justice Department is investigating whether criminal charges can be brought against Julian Assange. including the trashing of some polling stations. A dozen opposition candidates cried fraud and called for the election to be invalidated. Happenings National • The CBI on November 30 carried out searches at 11 premises. international observers gave a cautious endorsement to Haiti’s general election. . The package includes €35 billion to help restructure the country’s beleaguered banks. • The military junta that rules Myanmar released Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest. and a possible extension of George Bush’s tax cuts. Sacheti.• WikiLeaks released the latest round of confidential material it has obtained illicitly. six days after staging the country’s first national election in 20 years. R. joint director general (Coordination) and Sangeeta Welingkar. • Barack Obama had his first big meeting with congressional leaders since the mid-term elections. • The ruling National Democratic Party was set to win Egypt’s general election by a landslide. in connection with alleged irregularities in a Rs. Verma. The most pressing item under discussion was a re-authorisation of Congress’s “continuing resolution” to fund the federal government and avoid a shutdown of services. • IPS officer Amar Pratap Singh was on November 30 appointed the new director of the Central Bureau of Investigation for two years succeeding Ashwani Kumar. • Kashmiri separatist leader.K. Miss Suu Kyi. to consult on which pieces of legislation would pass during the remainder of the “lame-duck” session.000 cables between American embassies and the State Department. but the two presumed front-runners later changed their mind. the rest will be used for budget support. • Despite widespread irregularities. as “an attack on the international community”.K. this time publishing the first of some 250. including residences of four aides of CWG organising committee Suresh Kalmadi. writer-activist Arundhati Roy and five others were charged with “sedition”. amid reports of widespread hanky-panky. did not win a single seat outright in the first round and says it will boycott the second.
with a range of 700 kms. • The Enforcement Directorate has reportedly issued summons to seven private telecom companies in connection with its probe into the alleged 2G spectrum scam. which became a stampede. Some 350 at last count perished in Phnom Penh on November 22nd. where they drowned. Chennai. International • A 65-minute-long artillery barrage on November 23rd rained down upon the tiny South Korean island of Yeonpyeong. • Army troops on November 15 busted a hideout and recovered a cache of explosive material. • Terming his trial by a special court as 'unfair'. • A man described as a commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen militant group was arrested after a gunfight in the capital on November 15. • A five-storey building collapsed in the Lalita Park area of Lakshmi Nagar in east Delhi on November 15 evening. director (CA). crushing people underfoot or causing them to leap into the water. • Cambodia’s capital had been filled with visitors for the annual water festival. secretary (investments) of LIC. All seven companies have been asked to submit their financial records to the Enforcement Directorate. Venkoba Gujjal. chairman-MD of Money Matters India Pvt Ld. A second blast on November 24th put the grim . it seems. and Suresh Gattani and Sanjay Sharma. both from Money Matters. • The CBI’s economic offences wing unearthed a multi-crore corporate bribe. Bank of India. deputy GM. Mumbai.• The investigation into the Adarsh Housing Society scam was on November 28 handed over to the Mumbai police’s crime branch. • India on November 24 test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-I strategic ballistic missile.for-loan scam and arrested top officers of nationalised banks. Naresh Chopra. in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. Central Bank of India. on the rugged west coast of New Zealand’s South Island on November 19th after a blast. When a bridge began to sway. Punjab National Bank. including two kg of RDX powder and an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The state government’s urban development department has initiated an internal inquiry into the matter of the four pages that went missing from an important document pertaining to the scam. Rajesh Sharma. • Twelve people — 11 from the Air Force and an Army lieutenant-colonel. for his alleged involvement in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast in Hyderabad that left nine people dead. marking the first time since the war of 1950-53 that the North has fired shells at civilian targets on land. Maninder Singh Johar. • 29 Miners were trapped inside in Pike River Coal company mine. popularly known as Swami Asimanand. Four South Koreans—two civilians and two marines—were killed and about 18 injured in an onslaught that left houses and hillsides in flames. were killed on November 19 as an IAF Mi-17 helicopter crashed following a blast on board near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. Tayal. there was a panic.N. director and CEO of LIC Housing Finance. • CBI on November 19 arrested an absconding Jatin Chatterjee. Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab demanded a retrial of 26/11 case claiming that important witnesses were not examined. R. More than 100 people were living in the building The toll in the East Delhi collapse mounted to 61 on the next morning. zonal manager. material evidence not tabled and norms not followed in appointing lawyers to defend him. as part of the Army's user trial from the Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island off Orissa coast. The eight arrested are Ramchandra Nair.
Expectations of any agreement are low. under rating watch which could adversely impact their future gradings. • To further ease the funds crunch. Separately. a Securities and Exchange Board of India committee on November 23 recommended that only banks and public financial institutions could be anchor investors in bourses and stopping them from listing or making huge profits. as an ordinance issued by Andhra Pradesh can damage their business models.500 sq km of forest were lost.toll beyond doubt.100 lives.2 per cent in the same month of the previous fiscal with the decline in capital goods output being the main pull-down effect. • Officials from 190 countries gathered in Cancún in Mexico for the start of UN-sponsored talks on climate change. Union Minister of Steel. The president. sacked the defence minister and announced a bigger budget for the army. which will be conducted daily at 4-15 p.4 per cent in September as compared to 8. • The Supreme Court on November 15 directed telecom major Vodafone to deposit Rs 2. including SKS Microfinance. Brazil reported that deforestation in the Amazon fell to its lowest recorded level in the year to July. The cholera outbreak has now claimed more than 1. Business & Economy Economy • Even as global recovery continues to be fragile. • South Korea mustered a series of martial postures in the face of North Korea’s recent shelling of a disputed island.500 crore ($550 million) as part of a tax liability in the takeover of Hutch Essar group's India operations. and attributed the demonstrations to campaigning for an election due later this month. India's industrial production grew at a disappointing 4. The second LAF. whom many Haitians blame for introducing cholera to the country. which signifies inadequate safety. .97 billion during the January-September period. • At least two people were killed during protests in Haiti against UN peacekeepers. apologised for the country’s unreadiness.. gave away the award. against December 16 announced earlier. Corporate & Companies • The Salem Steel Plant has won the prestigious National Sustainability Award for the year 2010 from Indian Institute of Metals. The “bomb” was actually a dud planted by FBI agents following a six-month investigation. • In what could put a spanner in the economic growth story. Even so. • In a move that could make it difficult for corporate entities to set up stock exchanges. Executive Director of Salem Steel Plant. Virbhadra Singh. 2011.m. down 26 per cent as compared to the same period last year. which was received by Pankaj Gautam. Lee Myung-bak. 6. • Rating agency Crisil on November 22 placed debt instruments of 12 microfinance institutions. the Reserve Bank of India decided to extend its liquidity support facility to banks. • A Somali-born American citizen was arrested in Oregon after trying to detonate what he thought was a car bomb at a ceremony to light the Christmas tree in Portland’s main square. Half of the 12 microfinance institutions (MFIs) mentioned by Crisil have currently a rating of below ‘BB’. The policeman in charge of the rescue effort declared that all the missing men were thought dead. America sent a carrier group to join South Korea’s navy for a series of war games in the Yellow Sea—though they refrained from using live artillery after Chinese grumbles. The UN denies this. foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into India stood at just $15. will be available till January 28.
CIC is developing the Mmamabula Energy Complex at its Mmamabula coalfield in south-eastern Botswana. a combination pill to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). has tied up with Chennai-based UNIFO Solutions to offer services on SaaS (software as a service) model to its customers in the US and the UK. • Sterlite Technologies. with the board of directors of both companies giving their approval. a 100 per cent subsidiary of Bajaj Auto Ltd. • Four Soft. under the new ‘R&D for Affordable Healthcare in India Initiative' to support a phase III clinical trial of Polycap. has joined hands with China-based Jiangsu Tongguang Communication.• NTPC Ltd has been ranked among Platts “Top 250 Global Energy Company” listings for the year 2010 and been ranked first as an Independent Power Producer (IPP) in Asia. • Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd has received the Wellcome Trust Award. Jiangsu Province. . • SR Foils and Tissue Ltd received the Best SME of the Year and Best Performing Retail Trading Company of the year. • The Gateway Hotel (Taj). • Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd. • The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and software association Nasscom signed a pact for collaboration in the area of cyber-crime investigation.44.600 shares in KTM Power Sports AG (KTMPS). The development follows US drug-maker Abbott's $6. China. a provider of Uptime Assurance products.74 per cent even as some of its employees are encashing their holding. • ONGC has been conferred the ‘International Partner of the Year' award for 2010 in recognition of its achievements through Methane to Market (M2M) programme and mitigation of fugitive emission. • Abbott India is set to merge Solvay Pharma India with itself. raising its total shareholding in KTMPS to 38. Mergers and Acquisitions • Pharma major Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd will buy oral penicillin facility and product portfolio of GlaxoSmithKline plc in the US for an undisclosed sum.09 per cent. late last year.6-billion global acquisition of Belgium-based Solvay's pharmaceutical business. the UK's leading biomedical foundation. • Mahindra Satyam has entered into an agreement with the US-based Stratus Technologies. CNBC TV18's Emerging India Awards 2010. to set up a new company Jiangsu Sterlite & Tongguang Optical Fibers Co Ltd in Haimen. training and computer forensics. • Deutsche Securities Mauritius Ltd has marginally increased its stake in SKS Microfinance Ltd by 0. was formally conferred the status of ‘Navratna' by the Union Government at a function in New Delhi. • JSW Energy is to acquire Toronto-listed CIC Energy for about Canadian $422 million. an IT firm catering to the logistics industry. • Bajaj Auto International Holdings BV Netherlands (BAIHBV). to jointly provide consulting services. the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant. has been selected as the Best Five Star Hotel in Kerala for the year 2009-2010 by the Department of Tourism. Ernakulam.76 per cent taking its stake in the company to 5. one of the leading transmission solutions providers for power and telecom industries. has purchased a further 2. solutions and products to customers globally. an optical cable solution provider.
A.M. K. • Nissan Motor India Ltd's alliance partner for sales and marketing – Hover Automotive India (HAI) announced the appointment of Mr Dinesh Jain as its CEO. demolishing top seed Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-1.K. People • Mr A. • Wipro Technologies has entered into a five-year strategic partnership with Electricity North West Ltd to deliver end-to-end service transition and transformational services to maintain their IT systems through a managed service framework. Sports • A decision on the future of the faction-ridden Kochi franchise has been deferred till December 5 after its warring owners struck a compromise. • The Essar Group announced the appointment of Mr V. quality. Ashok as the new Chief Financial Officer for its India operations. Whole-time Director and Chief Financial Officer. • Somdev Devvarman won his second gold medal of the Asian Games.K. New Delhi. The award was given by the Institute of Economic Studies (IES). • Mr S. • HCL Infosystems said that its Dubai subsidiary has entered into an agreement with Mercator (the IT division of the Emirates Group) to manage IT infrastructure for low-cost carrier flydubai. .• Mahindra Satyam has signed an agreement with Microsoft Corporation to set up Windows Azure Centre of Excellence (CoE) with 100 employees working on providing consultation. 6-1 to win the fifth year-end title of his career with victory in the final of the ATP World Tour Finals. • Former Indian Test skipper Anil Kumble was on November 22 declared "elected" president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) in a tough fight. Garg. Cricket board president Shashank Manohar announced in Nagpur on November 28. Deosthalee. has been nominated Chairman and Managing Director of L&T Finance Holdings Ltd (LTFHL). has been conferred with a ‘Life Time Achievement Award' for “achieving excellence in productivity. innovation and management”. Korba. 6-2 in the men's singles final at Guangzhou on November 23. development and migration services to its customers. • Mr S. • Larsen & Toubro has said that Mr Y. 3-6. • Roger Federer overcame Rafael Nadal 6-3. Roy has taken over as the General Manager of NTPC Ltd. • Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Australian Open due to a foot injury and won’t be defending her title at the first Grand Slam of next season. Shamsuddin is back at the helm of the MGM group's Southern Agrifurane Industries Pvt Ltd as its Managing Director. • Volkswagen India announced the appointment of Dr John Chacko as its new President and Managing Director and the Volkswagen Group's Chief Representative for India. Chairman and Managing Director of NHPC Ltd. • Adani Power Ltd (APL) said that Mr Prabal Banerji has joined the company as its Chief Financial Officer.M.
If EU is European Union. what does IMF stands for? a. • China retained the gold medal and completed a hat-trick of triumphs in the Asian Games women's hockey competition from 2002. J M Lyngdoh d. 738 Crore 7. Central Vigilance Commissioner * Secretary d. Dr. Manmohan Singh c. YS Jagan Mohan Reddy b. Recently in news P J Thomas holds which amongst the following posts? a. P N Sangma 4. The Government has recently approved recommendations of the GOM on Bhopal gas leak tragedy and has approved certain amount for ex gratia compensation. • A buzzing Indian attack made short work of New Zealand at the VCA Stadium at Nagpur on November 23 on the fourth day to win the contest by a whopping innings and 198 runs. 71. Rs. Who has been appointed CM of Andhra Pradesh recently? a. Dhoni's men clinched the three-Test series 1-0. Who succeeded for the post of CM after YSR’s death? a. International Monetary Fund* b. Kiran Kumar Reddy* d. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has recently found several discrepancies in Budget of Assam. Ambika Soni 6. 80 Crore d. C Chandrasekhara Rao c. Pakistan beat Malaysia 2-0 to regain the gold medal that it last won in 1990 in the men's hockey competition of the Asian Games on November 22. Who is the CM of Assam currently? a. Home 3. Rs. 15th November c. A bailout package has recently been approved for the Ireland government by EU and IMF. 7-6 (7-1) to win the first Masters 1000 title of his career at Paris Bercy. International Money Federation d. How much is the amount? a. Chiranjeevi c. Chief Justice of India b. K Rosiah* 2.28 Crore* c. In an absorbing title fight that stretched into extra time and tie-breaker after 0-0 deadlock. Prafull Kumar Mahanta c. • Playing with palpable aggression throughout. 30th November d. Jagan Reddy son of late ex CM of Andhra Pradesh YSR Reddy. YS Jagan Reddy b. 25th November* b. China won on penalty strokes. 1500 Crore b. GA Handout Quiz 1. 14th November 8. National coach Harendra Singh on November 23 resigned from his post. • Dejected at India's semifinal defeat to Malaysia in the Asian Games at Guangzhou. On which date MNP(mobile number portability service) launched in India? a. K Rosiah 5. C Chandrasekhara Rao d. Tarun Gogoi* b. Rs. International Maritime Fund 9. Chief Information Commissioner c. Silvio Berlusconi is the PM of which of the following countries? . Rs. converting all the five against the four by South Korea for a total of 5-4.• Robin Soderling trashed the home title dream of Frenchman Gael Monfils 6-1. • Bangladesh ended Afghanistan’s unlikely run with a five-wicket victory in the Twenty20 final match to clinch its first-ever Asian Games gold medal. Pranab Mukherjee b. International Money Fund c. Who took charge of the Telecom ministry after A Raja’s resignation? a. Kapil Sibal* d.
South Korea* b. Silvio Berlusconi 10. Venkoba Gujjal 15. Who is sacked CEO of LIC Housing Finance Corporation after the revelation of the bribe scam? a. Who heads this website? a. Nicolas Sarkozy b. Russia d. Rajesh Sharma d. Marwyn D Souza 14. Amar Pratap Singh* c. Jaswinder Singh d. released recently by military leadership is the popular face for democracy of which country? a. Who is the Prime Minister of France? a. Julian Assange * b.a. Bernard Kouchner d. Ramchandra Nair* b. China b. Paul Swivel c. Aung San Suu Kyi.Maninder Singh Johar c. Combodia c. France c. Sergei Brin 12.000 of various US Embassies. Recently we heard about wikileaks. Mark Zuckerberg d. Italy* d.com which released the cable messages around 250. Who has been appointed Chief of CBI recently? a. China c. Ashwini Kumar b. Ireland c. Indonesia 13. Myanmar* d. Greece b. Japan . North Korea has recently attacked on islands of which of the neighbouring rival country? a. Francois Fillon* 11.
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