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CURRENT AFFAIRS-QUESTIONS & ANSWERS -FEBRUARY-2009
CURRENT AFFAIRS-FEBRUARY-2009

1. Name of the world’s cheapest car launched by Tata Motors in Mumbai? Nano 2. Music wizard A.R.Rahman won Oscars for which categories?

Best Original Score and Best Original Song (Jai Ho) for the film “Slum dog Millionaire”. 3. Which documentary won the Oscar award for best Documentary (Short)? Smile Pinki, directed by Megan Mylan depicts the tale of an Utharpradesh girl and her fight against the social stigma of a cleft lip.

4. The West Indian Umpire who has officiated in a record 126 tests and 179 ODIs who decided to retire recently from International matches? Steve Bucknor 5. The Indian sound engineer who won Oscar for his brilliant sound mixing works of the film “Slum dog Millionaire”

Resul Pookutty 6. The new Chief Justice of Madras High Court ? Hemant Laxman Gokhale 7. The telecom sector which started third Generation (3G) mobile services recently in 11 cities of India?

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL)

8. Sri Lankan batsmen who smashed double hundreds during world record stand of 437 for the fourth wicket partnership against Pakistan? Mahela Jayawardhane (240) and Thilan Samaraweera(231)

9. Who won the Miss India Worldwide 2009 title ? Nikkitasha Marhawa, Indian-American from Chicago clinch the 18th Miss India World wide 2009 title. 10. The new money back plan launched by Life Insurance Corporation (LIC)in February 16 ? Jeevan Varsha 11. Who was named Jamaica’s Sportsman of the year for 2008 ? Triple Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt. 12. The teenager who acted as the main character of “slum dog millionaire ” ?

the premier league club ? Guus Hiddink. Recently the IPL Drug Tribunal has imposed a 12-month ban on a Pakistani Cricket player for consuming a banned substance. Britan’s Royal Mail issued a set of stamps on February-12 to mark the 200th Anniversary of the birth of a famous Scientist? Who is he ? Charles Darwin 15. Nandralone during the inaugural season of Indian Premiere League. Which novel has been chosen as the Romantic Novel of the year 2009? “East of the Sun” set in 1920s by Welsh author Julia Gregson 14. Russian coach 16. Who is appointed as coach/manager of Chelsea. Newly elected President of Bangladesh ? . Who is he? Muhammed Asif 17. The new Prime Minister of Zimbzbwe ? Morgan Tsvangirai 18.Dev Patel 13.

Zillur Rahman 19. country’s highest civilian award ? Bhim Sen Joshi . Noted Hindustani Classical Vocalist who was presented with Bharath Ratna.

Rahman won the BAFTA award for the music of this film. GRSE. where he served as the Master of Trinity College for six years. "”Slumdog Millionire “ got how many BAFTA awards (British Academy of film and Television Arts) 7 awards including Best Director. Kolkata ?. Name the Union Minister for Small Scale Industries in the UPA government who was on charged in a murder case recently ? Mahavir Prasad 25.R. Name of India’s Second humanoid robot which was formally unveiled during Quark-2009. Who was named African Footballer of the Year 2008? Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor 24. Best Film…etc A. Amartya Sen 23. Name the Indian who awarded a honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Cambridge. his wife is just . INS Carnicobar and INS Chetlat 26. Name the 13-YEAR-OLD boy who has become a father in Britain. which are the first two in a series of ten water jet Fast Attack Craft (FAC) being built at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers.20. The two ships. at Chennai. the technical festival at Goa? Acyut-2 22. 21. commissioned by the Indian Navy on 16 February 2009.

15. Alfie Patten. His girlfriend Chantelle Steadman gave birth to Maisie Roxanne in Eastbourne Hospital, East Sussex

27. 17th Dulip Trophy Cricket title is won by? West Zone 28. Which Indian player won BCCI Payer of the year Award? Virender Sehwag (The award is also known as Polly Umrigar Award) 29. The Indian Musician among the four international musicians to be awarded Grammy for their ‘Global Drum’ project. ? Zakir Hussain, along with musicians Mickey Hart, Sikiru Adepoju and Giovanni Hidalgo, has been awarded the coveted gramophone for ‘The Global Drum’ in the Best Contemporary World Music Album category. 30. Which players were named joint winners of the Allan Border medal of 2008? Ricky Ponting and Michael Clark 31. Who won the Australian Open junior title ? Yuki Bhambri. He becomes the first Indian to win the Australian Open junior title. He outplayed his German opponent Alexandros-Ferdinandos Georgoudas to win the Junior Boys title in the Australian Open. 32. Who won the Australian Open women singles title of this year ? Serena Williams

33. Who won the Man of the Match award in the two 20-20 Cricket matches between India and New Zealand? Brendon McCullum 34. Who won Rotterdam Open title after beating world number one Rafael Nadal? Andy Murray of Britain 35. World Cup Cricket 2011 final will be held in which venue ? Wankade Stadium, Mumbai. 36. Japan's Finance Minister who has resigned, amid claims that he was drunk at a recent G7 meeting?

Shoichi Nakagawa

81 ST OSCAR AWARDS- ALL RESULTS

1. ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Penelope Cruz (VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA)

2. WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREEN PLAY) Dustin Lance Black (MILK) 3. WRITING (ADAPTED SCREEN PLAY) Simon Beaufoy (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) 4. ANIMATED FEATURE FILM Andrew Stanton (WALL-E) 5. SHORT FILM (ANIMATED) Kunio Kato( LA MAISON EN PETITS CUBES)

6. ART DIRECTION Donald Graham Burt (Art Direction); Victor J. Zolfo (Set Decoration) (THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON)

7. COSTUME DESIGN Michael O'Connor (THE DUCHESS) 8. MAKE UP Greg Cannom (THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON)

9. CINEMATOGRAPHY Anthony Dod Mantle (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE)

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION) Jochen Alexander Freydank (SPIELZEUGLAND (TOYLAND) 11.10. Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) 17. VISUAL EFFECTS: Eric Barba. DOCUMENTARY FEATURE James Marsh and Simon Chinn (MAN ON WIRE) 13. DOCUMENTARY FEATURE Megan Mylan (SMILE PINKI) 14. Burt Dalton and Craig Barron (THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON) 15. SLUM DOG MILLIONAIRE . BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM DEPARTURES – Japan 19. ACTOR IN SUPPORTING ROLE Heath Ledger (THE DARK KNIGHT) 12. FILM EDITING Chris Dickens ((SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) 18. SOUND EDITING Richard King (THE DARK KNIGHT) 16. SOUND MIXING Ian Tapp. Steve Preeg. BEST FEATURE FILM.

20. JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARD (SPECIAL HONOR) Jerry Lewis (Comedic film and humanitarian work) 24. R. BEST ORIGINAL SONG Jai Ho" from Slumdog Millionaire – A. Gulzar (lyrics) 26. BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Kate Winslet (THE READER) 23. Rahman (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE ) You might also like: . BEST ORIGINAL SCORE A. BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Sean Penn (MILK) 22. Rahman (music). BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT Smile Pinki –( Director-Megan Mylan ) 25. R. BEST DIRECTOR Danny Boyle (SLUM DOG MILLIONAIRE) 21.

Who will act as a bowling consultant for the Kolkata Knight Riders during the third edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) next year? Vasim Akram . India won this cup two times. Who won the Man of the Tournament award of Nehru Cup Football title-2009? Bhaichung Bhutia.Mig-23U. Who is appointed as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command? Vice-Admiral K. Goal-keeper Subroto Paul. Which country won Nehru Cup International Football Tournament 2009? India India defeated Syria by 5-4 (penalty shootout) in the finals on August 31. Mig-25. Sushil 6.SEPTEMBER-2009 1. Mig-27 and Mig-29 aircraft. Indian Captain 3. was awarded the man of the match of the final. He is the only pilot in the history of IAF to have commanded units with the Mig-21. Which scientist is elected as the new President of International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)? Dr. Madhavan Nair. 10 OCTOBER 2009 CURRENT AFFAIRS QUESTIONS AND ANSWERSSEPTEMBER-2009 CURRENT AFFAIRS QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.N. who saved three penalties to become India’s saviour. Chief of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). 4. 5. Who is the new Air Officer Commanding –in-Chief of Southern Air Command of India? Air Marshal Sumit Mukerjee. 2. 2007 & 2009. 2009.SATURDAY.

The Indian-American fashion designer who charged with sexually assaulting seven girls was sentenced to 59 years of imprisonment on Aug 31? Anand Jon Alexander 9. Country which has been expelled from the Commonwealth after failing to announce plans to hold elections in 2010? Fiji 11. India achieved a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate of how much percentage during April-June 2009? 6. a brand specifically targeted at providing financial inclusion to the underprivileged masses? Amitabh Bachchan 14. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister who feared dead after his Bell 430 chopper crashlanded about 40 nautical miles east of the Kurnool mountainous area of Andra Pradesh? . Who is appointed as the vice chief of Indian Army? Lt General P C Bhardwaj 13.1% 8.7. who is appointed as the chief of the Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO)? Dr Vijay Kumar Saraswat 12. Bollywood Actor who has been appointed by Life insurance Company Max New York Life as the brand ambassador for Max Vijay. Distinguished scientist and the man in charge of the development of missile and strategic systems in the country. Who is appointed as the new Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel (AOP)of the Indian Air Force (IAF)? Air Marshal KJ Mathews 10.

The first Iranian female cabinet minister who is appointed since the foundation of the Islamic Republic 30 years? .Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy 15.

Acharya 18. Kenenisa Bekele and Sanya Richards . Southern Railway? Shri A. 17. Kenenisa Bekele and Sanya Richards Getty Images) Answer:Yelena Isinbayeva.T. Athletes who won $1 million Golden League jackpot which is given by IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) to anyone who wins all six of the premier European meets? (All gold Yelena Isinbayeva.K. Gupta 19. 16.D. Who won the Man of the Series Award in the recent 20-20 cricket series between Sri Lanka and New Zealand which is held in Sri Lanka? Jesse Ryder(New Zealand). Who took over charge as Additional General Manager. New Zealand won the series by 2-0. Lok Sabha Secretary General who was recently given a year's extension by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar? P.Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi Iranian parliament approves Marzieh as new health minister despite opposition from hardline MPs and clerics.

20. 23. Indian skipper Raking in USD 10 million. Who has topped the list of world's 10 top earning cricketers compiled by Forbes magazine ? Mahendra Singh Dhoni. who died recently after a prolonged illness? . Dhoni is at the top of the chart followed by Tendulkar at the second spot with earnings worth USD 8 million in the list of 'The World's TopEarning Cricketers' . Former Chief Minister of Punjab and former governor of Haryana and Orissa . Who is the new Brand Ambassador of popular Levis Jeans? Priyanka Chopra. Ganguly and Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting share the sixth place. respectively.S. U. While Yuvraj Singh and Dravid are at the third and fourth spot.President Barack Obama's adviser and an administration official specializing in environmentally friendly "green jobs" with the White House Council on Environmental Quality who resigned amid controversy over past inflammatory statements? (Photo:Carlos) Van Jones 22. 21.

com/2009/10/winners-of-national-film-awardsforyear. The first African country to qualify for the 2010 World Cup Football which is to be held in South Africa? Ghana 28.Harcharan Singh Brar 24. 29.? Rs 10 . America accounted for more than two-thirds of foreign weapons sales in 2008. President of India 30.html 25. Reserve Bank recently decided to introduce polymer banknotes of which denomination whose life span would be 4 times the normal currency notes and would be difficult to imitate.blogspot. Which country leads world in foreign weapons sales in the year 2008? United States of America. 26. Geet Sethi won the title in 1992. Who has become the second Indian after Geet Sethi to win the World’s Billiards Championship? Pankaj Advani He beat defending champion Mark Russel 2030-1253 to win the World Professional Billiards Championship-2009. Australian Cricket player who retired from international Twenty20 cricket recently? Ricky Ponting 27. Who participated as the chief guest at the 19th Independence Day celebrations of Tajikistan which was held at Dushanbe? Pratibha Patil. National Film Awards for the year 2007-2008 Visit the below link http://questionforall.

which was sold in London in the auction for Rs 5. The statue was possibly of the Bodhisattva of compassion Avalokitesvara. 32. a seated . Name of that spoke person of UNICEF? James Elder. an Australian national. Woman journalist of Sudan convicted of public indecency for wearing trousers outdoors was freed recently despite her own desire to serve a month in prison as protest against Sudan's draconian morality laws? Lubna Hussein 33. Name of the Buddha statue gifted by Mahatma Gandhi to one of his Irish friend.Polymer notes were first introduced in Australia to safeguard against counterfeiting of currency 31.47 lakh (6. The Sri Lankan government has ordered a senior United Nations diplomat to leave the country after accusing him of partiality towards the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).840 pounds)? Bodhisattva.

Venezuela recognized the independence of two countries on September 10. Which word? "Oriental" 37.on the occasion of the India’s historic participation in the America’s world famous Polo Cup? . Who was the captain of Indian team for the 23rd FIBA Asia Women Basketball Championship held in Chennai? Geethu Anna Jose 35. Name that countries. Gandhiji gave this statue to his Irish friend Emma Harker when she volunteered for relief work among the poor in flooded areas of Bihar and Orissa. Russia and Nicaragua also recognized independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. New York Governor David Paterson recently signed into law a bill that bans use of a word in documents used by state agencies. 36. South Ossetia and Abkhazia.13-inch-high bronze Buddha statue. public authorities and municipalities when referring to persons of Asian or Pacific islander heritage. 34. 2009. Earlier. Indian Musician who has been invited to perform live along with the famous Pussycat Dolls — a pop girl group and dance ensemble.

P.R. 41.M. Ibrahim Khan 43.Rahman 38.” . Which footballer won the annual VP Sathyan Memorial Award? Mohanraj Chennai-based. had been among only three surviving rebel leaders who still bore the honorary title “Commander of the Revolution. who has died in Havana at the age of 82. 40. Former Taiwan President who has been found guilty of corruption and sentenced to life in prison? Chen Shui-bian 39.Biju. Former president of BCCI who served as the chairman of the national selection committee (including when Sachin Tendulkar was first picked in the Indian team in 1989) died at the age of 73 following a prolonged illness recently? Raj Singh Dungarpur 42. The film is directed by Dr. Indian film which is included in the “Festival of festival” section in the Cairo International film festival that will commence on the tenth of November? Raman. This island is strategically important as it could give Mexico a claim to millions of dollars worth of oil deposits. who has been appointed Assistant Solicitor General of India for conducting Central government cases other than the cases of income tax and the Railway Department before the High Court? T. Kerala Sports Persons Association (KESPA) has picked Tamil Nadu footballer Mohanraj for this award. An island of Mexico which was clearly visible on national and international maps until the middle of the 20th century has gone missing now? Bermeja Island. Cuban revolutionary leader. 44.A. High Court Lawyer.

Kerala who recently participated in the NASA space camp where a model rocket designed by her was launched? .Juan Almeida Bosque 45. Name of the 14-year-old astrophysicist from Kozhikode. president? Gertrude Baines 46. Who has been selected for this year’s Mathrubhumi Literary Award of Rs. Goa They beating local giant Mohun Bagan 2-0 49. 50.S. 48. First Indian to reach semi-finals of World Boxing Championships and fist Indian to win a medal in the same event? Vijender Kumar He won Bronze medal in the World Boxing Championships and becomes the first Indian to do so. Nat West One day cricket series between England and Australia won by ? Australia.2 Lakhs instituted by the Malayalam daily “Mathrubhumi”? Kovilan 51. World's oldest person. a woman who was born in 1894 died in California at the age of 115 gained a measure of fame when she voted for Barack Obama for U. Eight teams of South Asian countries will take part in these matches. Which club won their maiden IFA Shield football tournament title? Churchill Brothers. 47. They won the series 6-1. Which country will host the 6th SAF football matches scheduled for December 115 of this year? Bangladesh.

An American agronomist. and Nobel laureate who has been deemed the father of the Green Revolution died at the age of 95. He was also a recipient of the Padma Vibhushan. on September 12. He was one of only six people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize. Which film won the Golden Lion for best picture at the Venice film festival? "Lebanon" . 2009? Norman Borlaug. She has prepared a research paper titled ‘Absolute Theory of Zero' which questions the accuracy of many existing theories like Albert Einstein's ‘Theory of relativity' and the ‘Big Bang Theory'. humanitarian.Hannan Binth Hashim. 52. India's second-highest civilian honor. the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. 53.

T. French photographer who was one of France's giants of photography. Who is appointed as the Managing Director of Agri co-operative National ." based on a banned book about Iran in the 1950s. particularly famous for his images of post-war Paris in the 1940s and 1950s died recently at the age of 99? Willy Ronis 58. Noted football commentator who was found dead in his hotel a day after the final of the IFA Shield? Noel De Lima Leitao 57. 59. India beat Sri Lanka in the final by 46 runs. Who won the Silver Lion prize for best director at the Venice film festival? Shirin Neshat She won this award for the film "Women without Men. 55.Usha. New Zealand was the third team. 56. Who has been named as one of the two Anglo Indian nominees to the Lok Sabha -. ‘Basava Sri’ award instituted by Murugha mutt won by ? P. Man of the Series: Sachin Tendulkar 60. Sachin Tendulkar won Man of the Match Award for his 138 runs in final.taking Kerala's strength in the Lower House of the Indian Parliament to 21? Charles Dias.Hard-hitting Israeli war movie "Lebanon" is directed by Samuel Maoz Best Actor Award: Colin Firth Best Actress Award: Ksenia Rappoport 54. Which country won the tri-nation Compaq Cup (One Day Cricket Series) held in Sri Lanka? India.

7-6. She become the first unseeded woman to win the US Open and the first mother to win a major title since 1980. 65. Who won US Open Men’s Double Title? Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy They won the Grand Slam title after defeating Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles in the US Open men’s doubles final. 6-3. the sister of Anand Jon who was sentenced to 59 years? Alvin Dymally . Who won US Open men's title? Juan Martin del Potro Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina battled back to beat five-times champion Roger Federer 3-6. Kerala 62. 63. This is 10th Grant slam title for Leander Paes. 6-2 in the final 66. in the final. A juror in the fashion designer Anand Jon rape trial who was fined $1. 6-2 to clinch the women’s doubles title at US Open. 7-5.000 and sentenced to 120 hours of community service for trying to strike up a romance with Sanjana. Who Clinch US Open Women’s Doubles Title? Serena Williams and Venus Williams They took over top seeds Cara Black of Zimbabwe and Liezel Huber of the United States in straight sets of 6-2. 64. 7-6.Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited (NAFED)? C V Ananda Bose 61. The India Today Group has recently adjudged which state of India as the best State with regard to the law and order situation. 4-6. Who won the US Open Women’s title 2009? Kim Clijsters She beat 19-year-old Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark.

Who will be the chairman of the Fourth Finance Commission constituted by the Government of Kerala? Dr. Name of the sacred food offered to devotees at the Lord Venkateswara Temple in Andhra Pradesh which has been awarded geographical copyright that bars others from naming or marketing the sweetmeat preparation under the same name? Tirupati laddoo 71. 69. Name of the Olympic medal-winning boxer who has been found dead by his manager? Darren Sutherland Sutherland has won a bronze medal for Ireland at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.67.M. Who has been selected by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) to head the operations of the organisation as the Chairman for the period of 2009-10? Mr Subroto Chattopadhyay 68.Umman 70.A. Name of the most expensive bike so far launched in India by the Japanese bike giant Yamaha? Yamaha VMAX .

74. Who is the new Accountant General of Kerala State? Maha Lekshmi Menon . 76. Who is now officially the tallest man walking the planet by the Guinness World Records? (REUTERS Andrew Winning) Sultan Kosen 27. 75.? Shri M. Indonesia's most wanted Islamist militant. who was killed in a police shoot-out in Central Java of Indonesia ? Noordin Mohammad Top. Who is named as Japan's new Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. 20 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). C.This 1.680cc super bike VMAX. priced at Rs.47 meter)) in the world on September 17. 72. from Turkey was recognized as the tallest person(8 foot 1 inch (2. He will be named the 93rd Prime Minister of Japan. Ramadas 73.2009. Person from Kerala who has been honored with the highest award of Bharat Scouts and Guides ‘Silver Elephant Award 2007-08’.

The Indian tennis star who has confirmed Indian team berth in the Davis Cup World Group after he ousted South Africa's Rik Voest in the reverse singles match of the Davis Cup tie ? Somdev Dewarman Indian team has made into World Group playoff after a long period of 11 years.2-billion people of modern China think and live? Jawaharlal Nehru and Rabindranath Tagore 80. Which TV series won the 2009 Emmy award for best drama? Mad Men 82. Lionel Messi 79.S. Footballer of Argentina who signed a two-year contract extension with Barcelona until the summer of 2016. Who is the new captain of Delhi Dare Devils Team ? Gautham Gambhir 83.77. 81. Who are the winners of Durand Cup-2009? . Name of 13-year-old girl from Lucknow who addressed the United Nations Climate Change Summit in New York? Yugratna Srivastav 85. 84. Indian American technocrat who has been appointed by U. Which TV series won the 2009 Emmy award for best comedy? 30 Rock.President Barack Obama to a key administration post dealing with energy research? Arun Majumdar 78. The Indians who have figured in a list of 60 "most influential foreigners" who have played a profound role in shaping the way over 1.

for murdering her two teenaged daughters in a frenzied knife attack at her home in Cambridgeshire? Rekha Kumari-Baker 87.Churchill Brothers. Churchill Brothers had earlier won the trophy in 2007 86. Scientific and Cultural Organization. This was the fifteenth successful flight of PSLV. struggling with losses as readers and advertisers move to the Internet? “Far Eastern Economic Review” 88.1.11. Name of Indian-origin woman who was sentenced to 33 years in jail . The much anticipated small car for India which was unveiled in Delhi by Ford Motor Company? Ford Figo 91. ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. Name of India's 16th remote sensing satellite successfully launched by ISRO through its space carrier Plar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in just twenty minutes? Oceansat-2. will shut down in December 2009. They beat Mohun Bagan in the final. The 63-year-old magazine. Who is the new director of United Nations Educational. Who has been selected for this year’s Vallathol Award which carries a purse of Rs.one of the longest jail terms handed out to a woman in Britain . 89. (UNESCO)? . PSLV-C14 successfully launched the 960 kg Indian remote sensing satellite Oceansat-2 and six nano satellites for international customers into a polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). which has covered business and politics since World War II.111 and citation? Kavalam Narayana Panicker 90.

First mixed-gender university of Saudi Arabia which opened recently? King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) 96.Irina Bokova.P from Kerala 97. Which country won the 23rd Asian Women's Basketball Championships held in Chennai. who has been nominated for the post of the Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the U. A prominent Indian American agricultural scientist. near Mount Everest. Trade Representative by the US President Barack Obama? Islam A.000 ft to land at the world’s highest drop zone. which has discovered water on the lunar surface? Chandrayaan-1 95. India? China. Leo Dickinson and Ralph Mitchell. India's maiden spacecraft. The adventurers who set a new world record after successfully landing on Mount Everest 16.800 ft above sea level? Ramesh Chandra Tripathi. Siddiqui 94. They beat South Korea in the final . They jumped from an altitude of 20. M.S. Bulgarian diplomat 92. Who is the chairman of Subordinate Legislation Committee of Indian Loksabha? P. 93.Karunakaran .

Britain’s Indian-origin Business Minister. 104.P.C. Venkattram Reddy. when Ramesh Kumar won bronze medal in World Wrestling Championship. who is set to step down.from Kerala 101. appointed as the UK’s representative to G-20? Shriti Vadera 102. He is the chairman of the Hyderabad-based Deccan Chronicle. Who was elected president of the Indian Newspaper Society for 2009-10. Indian-American Human rights activist who has won the American Courage .Chacko. Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates is the main leader of this party. Which political party retained power in Portuguese elections recently ? Center-left Socialist Party. Indian who won bronze medal in the freestyle 74 kg category in the prestigious World Wrestling Championship held in Denmark? Ramesh Kumar India made history in wrestling after a gap of 32 years. German Chancellor who recorded a resounding triumph in her country's recent general elections? Angela Merkel 105.98.chandran 103. M. at the 70th annual general meeting of the INS? T. 100. Who was elected as regional chairman (Kerala)of the Indian Newspaper Society for 2009-10? P. Who will head the Committee of Privileges which has been reconstituted by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar? P. 99.V.

Name of the limited-series pen by Pen-makers Mont Blanc inspired by Gandhiji’s iconic Dandi March in 1930 to protest against the British salt tax ? Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition-241 series (MGLE-241) This pen costs Rs 11. If the respective copyright owners wish for their photos to be taken down. Who won the women’s singles title in the Yonex Czech international badminton championship? Trupti Murgunde Disclaimer: The author claims full ownership of all articles herein but doesn't claim ownership of all photos posted on this site.Award for her human rights work in India and the United States? Mallika Dutt 106. You might also like: QUESTIONSFORALL Top of Form Search Bottom of Form Custom Search MONDAY. 16 NOVEMBER 2009 CURRENT AFFAIRS QUESTIONS AND ANSWERSOCTOBER-2009 .39 lakh. 107. feel free to e-mail me or leave a comment and these will be taken down immediately.

rural development as well as food and supplies died recently ? Rao Birender Singh 6. Kim Collins 7. Name the place where a powerful Pacific Ocean earthquake spawned towering tsunami waves which hit on September 29 that killing more than 113 people and leaving dozens of workers missing? Samoa Islands in the central South Pacific 3. Former Haryana chief minister (from March to November 1967). Name of the Tropical Storm that hits Philippines on September 26. a .1. after Kerala Tourism Development Corporation’s new doubledecker boat ‘Jalakanyaka’ carrying 74 tourists capsized that claimed 45 lives on September 30. who was also a former cabinet minister in 1980-84 and held various portfolios including agriculture. Eminent singer who has been selected for the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2007 which carries a Cash Prize of Rs. 2009 killing 246 people and causing massive flooding in the region? Ketsana 4. In which place of Kerala. mission in Afghanistan who has been ordered out of the country after he disagreed with superiors over how to deal with widespread fraud charges from the presidential election in Afghanistan? Peter Galbraith 5. 10 lakh. Former 100 meter world champion who has announced his retirement recently from international competition.N.2009? Periyar Reservoir at Thekkady 2. one of the worst boat tragedies in its history occurred. Name the top American official at the U.

Which company has agreed to arrange 2. London-listed Company. The diamond is discovered by the Mining group Petra Diamond. said to be about 65 million years old? . In which place of India.2 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year that NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation) Ltd will use to fuel its southern India plant at Kayamkulam. Which country celebrated 60years of Communist rule with a spectacular military and civilian parade through the centre of its capital city? China 11. 10. A rare 507 carat white diamond. geologists recently have found a cluster of dinosaur eggs. considered being among the top 20 largest high quality rough diamonds ever found worldwide was discovered recently from which place? The Cullinan Mine near Pretoria in South Africa.Swaran Kamal and a Shawl? Shri Manna Dey 8. Kerala which is currently running on naphtha? Petronet LNG 9.

. as rallies set to bring thousands into the streets got underway? Selcuk Ozbek 14. Legendary Film director who was arrested in Switzerland for the rape of then 13-year-old Samantha Geimer on a 31-year-old international arrest warrant as he arrived to attend the Zurich Film Festival? Roman Polanski 15. 12.A village in Ariyalur District of Tamil Nadu.000 one-day international (ODI) runs? Ricky Ponting Other two are Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya. Who became the third batsman to reach 12. H. Nick name of the oldest known fossil skeleton of a human ancestor—a female Ardipithecus ramidus specimen which has been found recently? "Ardi" Picture courtesy J. Matternes via Science/AAAS 13. Turkish journalist who threw a shoe at IMF chief Dominique StraussKahn in Istanbul ahead of key meetings on the economic crisis.

Rio de Janeiro.16. Who won Pan Pacific Open tennis title-2009? Maria Sharapova She won the Toray Pan Pacific Open title when Jelena Jankovic retired because of an arm injury in the first set. Which country will host the 2016 Olympics? Brazil. The last surviving leader of the ill-fated 1943 Warsaw ghetto revolt against the Nazis. died at the age of 90? Photo by Kubik Marek Edelman During the World War II. Marking the International Day of Non-Violence. he co-founded the Jewish Combat . which organization has recently released a stamp of Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 140th birth anniversary? The United Nations 18. Brazil will also host the World Cup Football-2014 19. will host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Brazil. 17.

Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh is leading a non-BJP. died on October 4th 2009 at the Abhirami Hospital in Coimbatore? Basava Premanand 22. The doyen of Indian rationalist movement. He also took part in the city-wide 1944 Warsaw Uprising.Organization. which seeks to play the role of a “critical opposition”. skeptic and caustic critic of Sathya Sai Baba. nonCongress group of MPs in Parliament. becoming its leader after the death of Mordechaj Anielewicz. He took part in the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. a vocal atheist. The Lok Morcha 21. 20. Name that group of Independent MPs who have come together due to ‘commonality of issues’. Who has won the European Golden Shoe for the second time after scoring 32 goals for Atletico Madrid in the Spanish league this season? . Who has won Formula One’s Japanese Grand Prix 2009 title? Sebastian Vettel 23.

They beat New Zealand in the final by 6 wickets Man of the Match in the Final: Shane Watson (For his match-winning . Boyle and Smith received the prize for opening the door to digital cameras by inventing a sensor that turns light into electrical signals 25. His party. Who won Nobel Prize for physics in 2009? The Nobel Prize in physics will be awarded to Americans.e. Boyle and 3. Charles K. 2.Diego Forlan 24. 1. Smith. Which country won the Champions Trophy Cricket title-2009 held in South Africa? Australia. the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) has won 160 out of 300 seats 26. Who was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Greece after his party PASOK won recent Parliamentary Elections? George Papandreou. Kao. i. Kao was honored for discovering how to transmit light signals long distance through hair-thin glass fibers. George E. Willard S.

One of the main orchestrators of the Rwandan 1994 genocide who has been arrested in Kampala. Earth. Ocean & Planetary Sciences: 5. Bangalore. Dr S K Satheesh. New Delhi and 4. Allahabad and 11. Pune. Dr Giridhar Madras. List the name of scientists who are selected for 2009 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award for Science and Technology which is given to scientists below 45 years of age. Engineering Sciences: 6. National Centre for Cell Science. Raman Research Institute. for their outstanding scientific contributions made primarily in India during the last 5 years proceeding the year of the Prize? Biological Sciences: 1. Dr Amitabh Joshi. Mathematical Sciences: 8. Dr Venapally Suresh. Hyderabad Medical Sciences: 9. Harish-Chandra research Institute. Banglore and 2. Dr Santosh Gajanan Honavar.Dr Jayant Ramaswamy Haritsa. Atmosphere. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.Dr Narayanaswamy Jayaraman. Indian Institute of Science. the Ugandan capita? . Indian Institute of Science. Bangalore and 7. Chemical Sciences: 3. Dr Bhaskar Saha.innings of unbeaten 105 of 129 balls) Man of the Series: Ricky Ponting 27. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research. Bangalore Shri Prithviraj Chavan also gave away CSIR Young Scientist Award 2009 28. L V Prasad Eye Institute. Bangalore. Dr Rajesh Gopakumar. Indian Institute of Science. Dr Charusita chakravarty. University of Hyderabad. Dr Abhishek Dhar. Hyderabad Physical Sciences: 10. Bangalore. Indian Institute of Science.

Nizeyimana is accused of being one of the "top four" men who directed the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Innovation and Information? Sam Pitroda. Who won Man Booker Prize Award-2009? .Idelphonse Nizeyimana Known as the Butcher of Butare. Who won Nobel Prize for Chemistry-2009? 1. the proteinmaking machinery within cells. 31. He is now the Chairman National Knowledge Commission. 29. Thomas Steitz (USA) 3. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (USA) 2. Ada Yonath (Israel) Ada is the first woman to receive it since 1964 Award is given for creating detailed blueprints of ribosomes. the Queen of Rwanda and the head of the Tutsi tribe. research that’s being used to develop new antibiotics. He is believed to have ordered the execution of Rosalie Gicanda. Who has been appointed as the Advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Infrastructure. 30.

This British novelist won the award for her gripping 16th century tale titled “Wolf Hall” 32. 33. Which animal has been declared as ‘National Aquatic Animal’ by Government of India? ‘Dolphin GANGA DOLPHIN.Hilary Mantel. they live more in Ganga River. Name the French Tourism Company which bought Mahatma Gandhi's house in South Africa for an amount of $377. In India. 34.029 outbidding other bidders including Indians? Voyageurs du Monde. The former head of Interpol and South Africa's national police chief . The company plans to turn the property into a Gandhi museum in line with its philosophy of investing in heritage properties worldwide and Gandhiji lived in the house from 1908 to 1910. locally known as ‘Sauns’ has been declared as ‘National Aquatic Animal’.

Greider (U.A) They got this award for discovering how chromosomes protect themselves as cells divide. Jack W. Carol W.S. Photo:AFP Jackie Selebi Mr Selebi is accused of taking money and gifts from a notorious alleged gangster. . Elizabeth H. 35. Glenn Agliotti.A) 2.S.who went on trial accused of corruption.S. 36. work that has inspired experimental cancer therapies and may offer insights into aging. Who won National Snooker Championship title-2009? Pankaj Adwani. He defeated Saurabh Kothari in final. 37. National women's billiards title-2009 is won by? Meenal Thakur. She defeated her younger sister Anuja Chandra in the final.A) 3. Blackburn (U. Who won Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine -2009? 1. Szostak (U. Pankaj Adwani also won the National Billiards Title-2009 defeating Geet Sethi in a nerve-wracking final.

The award is given by IBN 7 network in partnership with Outlook magazine. 41. Niger comes in last position and India ranks 134th out of 182 countries in the world. a Romanian-born writer honored for work that “with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose. Winner of The Wisden Cricketer magazine's World Test Player of the Year 2009 award? . Which team won the Irani Trophy Cricket title for 2009-10? Rest of India. unveiled by the U. Development Program? Norway. They won the title on the basis of their first innings lead against Renji Trophy Champions Mumbai as a wet outfield ruled out any play on the last day of the match 39.38. Which state won IBN 7 Diamond state award for “India’s best big state” for their overall performance and significant contribution to the development of the state? Kerala. 43. Norway is the best country in the world in which to live.” 42. According to this index. Which country tops the list of the countries with the highest quality of life according to the annual Human Development Index. depicts the landscape of the dispossessed. Who won Nobel Prize-in literature of this year? The award is given to Germany’s Herta Mueller. N.He is a leading political commentator and eminent journalist. Who has been selected for the 24th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for the year 2008? Balraj Puri. “India’s best small state award” is won by Goa. 40.

According to the QS/Times Higher Education rankings.S. who has been found dead at the age of 33 while on holiday with his partner Andrew in Mallorca. Which team won the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy of 2009? India Red India Red. One of the greatest writers of Gothic fiction who has given funeral 160 years after his mysterious death? Edgar Allan Poe He has been honoured with a second funeral service on October 10. Bangladesh all rounder 44. The tropical storm that hits Japan on October 8 killing two people and shuttering factories. 2009. . which university retained the top position among the top 100 varsities of the world? Harvard University (U. closing schools and stranding commuters and travelers at airports and train stations? Typhoon Melor 45.A). 47. 48. under the captaincy of S Badrinath defeated Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led India Blues by 7 wickets in the final. Boyzone singer. None of the Indian universities figure among the top 100 varsities of the world Second spot-Cambridge University (Britain) 46.Shakib Al Hasan.

Pope Benedict XVI canonized five new saints on 11th of October2009. a Polish bishop who kept championing Catholicism after Russia shut down Polish churches in retaliation for the Polish uprising against Russia in Warsaw in 1861. Name the five saints. . Jeanne Jugan. better known as Father Damien was a Roman Catholic priest from Belgium and he won recognition for his ministry to people with leprosy 2. the members of which can cast their votes for the list of Oscar nominees? Rasool Pookutty 50. 3. Zygmunt Szczesny Felinski. 1. Jozef De Veuster. Indian sound engineer who was recently inducted into the Motion pictures Academy.Stephen Gately 49. a French nun who set up an order that runs homes for destitute around the world.

US President. Ostrom was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences since it was founded in 1968. 5. (Former ISRO Chairman) 56. Who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences? Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson for their work in economic governance. Canada's first space tourist and also the world's first Space Clown who returned from International Space station on October 11. 57. a Spaniard who founded an order of Dominicans in the 19th century. The Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal? Sujata Koirala . Who is the new President of International Academy of Astronautics? G Madhavan Nair. a Spaniard. Countries which have signed a historic peace agreement recently ending a century of hostility – hostility that stemmed from the World War One mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman forces? Turkey and Armenia 52. 54. 2009? Guy Laliberte 55. Who has been awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize? Barack Obama. Rafael Arnaiz Baron. A former TV crime show host and state legislator accused of commissioning killings to boost ratings turned him in to authorities and was jailed on homicide and drug trafficking charges? Wallace Souza 53. 51.4. Francisco Coll y Guitart. who wrote extensively about spirituality before his death at age 27.

58. Rene Ngongo of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) 3. New Zealand all-rounder who retired from Test cricket to prolong his career in the shorter formats of the game? Jacob Oram 63. known as "Alternative Nobel". 61. protecting the rain forests of Congo and raising awareness about climate change? 1. David Suzuki of Canada 4. which is India's best finish in Olympic football. 60. Brazilian Striker 62. Indian footballer who was a part of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics squad that finished fourth. Name of the previously unreleased song by Michael Jackson which was unveiled to the world almost four months after the star's death? "This Is It" 59. Who has received the 2009 Golden Foot award? Ronaldinho. Who is the new director of National Cricket Academy of India? Sandeep Patel 64. Alyn Ware of New Zealand 2. Larsson retired in 2002 but returned to international action two years later. died recently? . Who are the co-winners of the 2009 Right Livelihood Award. Sweden striker who announced his retirement from International Football recently? Henrik Larsson. Catherine Hamlin of Australia who won the award for treating women in Ethiopia suffering from obstetric fistula. for their work in campaigning against nuclear weapons.

Argentina qualified for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa following a 1-0 away victory over arch rival Uruguay in Montevideo. The first agreement would be on extending the military technical cooperation for ten years from 2011 to 2020 and the second relates to after-sales product support for defence equipment of Russian origin. Supreme Court Collegium. India recently signed the Military Technical Cooperation Agreement with which country? Russia. with which India has signed a civil nuclear agreement.Russia Inter Governmental Commission on Military Technical Cooperation (IRIGC-MTC). 66. Tarun Chatterjee and Altamas Kabir as the members. Countries which are qualified for World Cup-Football 2010 as the . has Justices H S Kapadia.Keshto Pal 65. Who is appointed as the new member of the Supreme Court Collegium after retirement of the second senior most apex court judge Justice B N Agarwal? Justice R V Raveendran.He scored the goal in the 84th minute. Kazakhstan. France. India has signed a civil nuclear pact with which country that encourages and support scientific technical and commercial co-operation for mutual benefit in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy? Argentina. Russia. 68. Namibia and Mongolia. headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan. 67. Who scored that goal for Argentina? Mario Bolatti. following US. 69. India and Russia signed two defence deals at the conclusion of the Sixth Meeting of the India . Argentina has become the seventh country.

This is Slovakia’s first World Cup.20th and 21st nations for the 32-team World Cup.N. scheduled for next June in South Africa? Switzerland and Slovakia.-designated International Year of Astronomy recently? Vatican 73. They achieved the landmark by beating Poland 1-0 70. The Country which decided to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s telescope and the U. Who has been appointed as the captain of the Australia Twenty20 team? Michael Clark Vice Captain: Cameron White 71. Indian-American billionaire who has been featured in Forbes annual list of America's 200 Best Small Companies among "eight self-made stars who have built tidy empires in an array of industries"? Bharat Desai 72. The first African country to win the under-20 World Cup Football .

Who is the new world champion in Formula One? Jenson Button 78. at a ceremony in the capital Kingston? Usain Bolt 80. Who has been named as the AIFF (All India Football Federation) Player of the Year-2009? Subrata Paul. Ghana 74. Paul has thus become the first goalkeeper to win this award which started in 1992. Who is elected as the new president of the All India Football Federation? Prafool Patel General Secretary of AIFF: Alberto Colaco 77. Who was re-elected as President of Indonesia securing nearly 61 per cent of the vote. died y in a car crash recently? Yury Ryazanov 79. publisher social activist and a pioneer in bringing out evening dailies in Malayalam died at a private hospital in Kozhikode in Kerala.after beating four-time champions Brazil 4-3 in a penalty shoot out in the final held in Cairo. Russian gymnast. Who becomes the youngest ever recipient of the Order of Jamaica. who won a bronze medal at world championships in London. 76. Theruvath Raman 75. ahead of his nearest rival and ex-president Megawati . Veteran Journalist. one of the country's highest honours.

Which country has begun operating an earthquake monitoring station at the foot of Mount Everest in a bid to learn more about the world's highest peak? China 86. He is a British physicist and one of the pioneers of string theory.000 which is to be shared equally between them. Which trains collided in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura city killing 23 people on October 23. 2009? Goa Express and Mewar Express. Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)-Madanjeet Singh Prize-2009 for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence? Franois Houtart of Belgium and Abdul Sattar Edhi of Pakistan Franois Houtart won this award for his life-long commitment to world peace. 85. . Who is the Vice President of Indonesia? Boediono 82. Recipients of UN Educational. The prize money comprises of $100. to succeed Stephen Hawking on 1 November 2009? Michael Boris Green. 84.Sukarnoputri? Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono 81. Who was confirmed as the next Lucasian Professor of Mathematics on 19 October 2009. Abdul Sattar won this award for his life-long efforts to ameliorate the conditions of the most disadvantaged groups in Pakistan and South Asia. A man who worked for years as a nurse's aide in Maryland and Pennsylvania who has been crowned as a king in Uganda recently? Charles Wesley Mumbere 83. human rights and the promotion of tolerance.

The broadcaster which has bagged the broadcast rights for cricket to be played in India over the next four years starting April 2010? Nimbus Communications Ltd. He was also honoured with all-rounder and most successful first class bowler award.A.000 core for airing all the matches organized by the board in India from 2010 to 2014. Shenoy and Suresh V. Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh? . Who bagged the PSPB Sports Person of the Year award for 2008-09? Saina Nehwal World billiards champion Pankaj Advani and cricketer Virender Sehwag shared the Sports Person of the Year award for 2007-08. 89. 88. The Director of National Institute for Ocean Technology (NIOT)? Dr. Which party emerged victorious in all assembly elections held in the three states of Maharashtra. American scientist who had worked for the White House and NASA was arrested by the United States authorities recently. Nimbus will pay the BCCI well over Rs 2. 94. M.Atmanand 93. They own the Neo Sports and Neo Cricket channels. 92. Indian American philanthropist brothers who won the Northern Virginia Community Foundation’s community leader award for 2009? Sudhakar V. Who is the Prime Minister of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir? Raja Farooq Haider Khan 90.87. Who was named New Zealand cricketer of the year-2009? Daniel Vettori. Shenoy 91. charged with attempted spying for Israel? Stewart David Nozette.

The only Indian film which is included in the competition section of the 54th Valladolid International Film Festival which began on October 23 Rithu (Malayalam Film) which is directed by National Award winner Syamaprasad. Valladolid. Which state won the National Interstate Athletic championship2009? Kerala 98. 100. Which team clinches Champions League T20 Cricket title-2009? New South Wales Blues. 101. Who has denied having written a foreword attributed to him in the autobiography by Congo Republic President Denis Sassou-Nguesso? Nelson Mandela 96. The only Indian Film Director who is included in the judges’ panel of 11th International Film Festival at Mumbai which starts from October29? Shaji N Karun. Coach of New Zealand Cricket Team who has resigned from his position following a review of the performance of the side after their return from the Champions Trophy? Andy Moles 99. They beat Trinidad and Tobago in the final by 41 runs 97. New name of Orissa? Orissa will soon be known as Odisha and the name Oriya language too . one of Europe’s oldest film festivals.Indian National Congress 95.

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro’s younger sister who has just revealed that she was for years a spy for the CIA. 104. Thailand. India won the series 6-0. Association of Southeast Nations has 10 members . New Zealand. China.will be changed from Oriya to Odia. He beat Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia in the final. Who won the Kremlin Cup Women’s tennis title-2009? Francesca Schiavone of Italy. “Fidel and Raúl.which met with dialogue partners Australia. India. My Brothers: The Secret History” . Burma. 106. Laos. Malaysia. 103. the Philippines. Who won the Moto Grant Pix World Championship-2009? Valentino Rossi (Italy) 105. Fifteenth ASEAN summit which ends With Pledge to Build Flexible Community held in? 15th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) during October 23-25 in two well-known adjoining beach resorts of Chaam and Hua Hin in Thailand. Who won the Kremlin Cup Men’s tennis title-2009? Mikhail Youzhny(Russia). 102. She beat Olga Govortsova of Belarus in the final.Brunei. Cambodia. and Vietnam . Indonesia. 107. Singapore. Which country won the seven-match hockey Test series against Canada in Canada? India.? Juanita Castro. and South Korea for an East Asia Summit. Japan. The revelations come in a new memoir.

He captured his first title of 2009 with a straight set victory over Belgium’s Olivier Rochus. Venue of that car bomb attack? . 109. Which country has stopped issuing visas to Canadian citizens amid rising tensions between the two governments? Libya 111. A Taliban car bomb killed 89 Pakistanis and wounded hundreds more at a bazaar in Pakistan took place hours after the US Secretary of State touched down for a diplomatic visit in Islamabad. Mongolian Prime Minister who tenders resignation citing health reasons? Bayar Sanjaa 110. Who has been appointed as chairman and managing director (MD) of Punjab National Bank? K R Kamath 114. 21-year-old women’s 100-meter sprint champion who has been banned from competition for life after testing positive for banned drugs at the China National Games? Wang Jing 113. Who won Stockholm Open Tennis title -2009? Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis.108. Which footballer has won the award for the best player of Spanish league 2008-2009? Lionel Messi 115. Who has been appointed the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra for the third time? Chhagan Bhujbal 112.

The former England umpire. who has died at the age of 68 after a long battle with cancer? David Shepherd 117. Man of the Match of second ODI between India and Australia held in Nagpur? . Man of the Match of first ODI between India and Australia held in Baroda? Michael Hussey 119. Name of the controversial book written by Andre Agassi in which he admits that he used the drug crystal meth or ice in the middle of his highly lucrative tennis career? “Open” 118.Meena Bazaar. in Peshawar 116.

The top three includes two other small liberal democracies. Who has been elected as the first Asian American woman president of the 75-year-old American College of Chest Physicians? Dr Kalpalatha K Guntupalli 123. Which country takes the lead in this year’s ranking of the world’s most prosperous countries announced by the UK-based economic thinktank the Legatum Institute on 27 October? Finland. 124. Zimbabwe is in the last spot.Mahendra Singh Dhoni 120. Toronto-based folk singer who died after coyotes pounced on her during a solo hike in Cape Breton national park in Canada? . Name of the last work of Michael Jackson . Switzerland and Sweden.a documentary which released recently ? “This is it” 122. Who will be the new deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India? Subir Gokarn 121.

bank in Kazakhstan.Taylor Mitchell Coyote is a member of the dog family found in low deserts and valleys. which would be its first overseas acquisition? Punjab National Bank 128. 125. for an estimated $24 million. which has launched successfully on 28th of October 2009? Ares 1-X 126. India’s second-largest public sector lender which plans to buy a majority stake in Dana Bank. Name of NASA’s first rocket since 1981. United Nations torture investigator who was barred from Zimbabwe and sent back to South Africa after a night in Harare airport? Manfred Nowak 127. Name of the world’s largest and most expensive cruise ship which has set sail recently for Miami from the Finnish shipyard where it was built? .

Eminent scientist who took over as the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)? . 130. The Malayalam Superstar who is elected as the goodwill ambassador of Kerala athletics? Mohan Lal Superstar Mammootty had been hailed as the brand ambassador of volleyball in Kerala.“Oasis of the Seas” 129.

a rocket technologist. Who is the new Director of Vikram Sarabahi Space Centre (VSSC).K Radhakrishnan 131. 133. Due to security reasons. exceeding the highest pre-sale estimates by more than $160. A collection of letters from British poet sold at auction for $459.000 and selling for more than any other letters or manuscript by a British Romantic poet.110. India has recently issued an order to ban all pre-paid mobile phones in a state.67.Prime Minister who was removed from office by the Haitian .S. 132. Which is that state? Jammu and Kashmir. Name of that Poet? Lord George Byron 134. Haiti -. Thiruvananthapuram? P. Veeraraghavan.

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Which is the smallest Lok sabha constituency in India by area? Chandni Chowk 4. Which is the largest Lok sabha constituency in India by area? Ladakh 2. Who has won the maximum no of Lok sabha elections from a same constituency? P M Saeed from Lakshdweep Posted by krishna at 5:31 AM 0 comments .Which was Indira Gandhi's constituency? Rae Barelli 10. Which is the smallest Lok sabha constituency by number of voters? Lakshdweep 5. Who holds the record of Highest majority of a candidate in Lok sabha elections? Anil Basu of CPM won from Arambagh.80 MPs 7. 6.COM Questionsforall 2009 All Rights Reserved 1.Which state has the highest number of MPs in Lok Sabha? Uttar Pradesh-. West Bengal with a margin of 592502 votes in 2004. Which is the largest Lok sabha constituency by number of voters? Outer Delhi 3. of seats won by a party in an election/ Congress in 1984 won 415 seats 8. Which was Jawaharlal Nehru's constituency? Phulpur in U P 9.What is the maximum no.PAPERS OF VARIOUS EXAMS TO QUESTIONFORALL@GMAIL.

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