CURRENT AFFAIRS Quiz MARCH-APRIL 2010 1.

Former Test captain and fast bowler who is appointed as the new coach of Paki stan Cricket team? Waqar Younis. He has been given a contract until December 2011 and former Test batsman Ejaz Ah med will assist Younis as fielding and batting coach. 2. Man of the match winners of the two 20-20 cricket series between Australia an d New Zealand held in New Zealand. First 20-20 cricket Played at Westpac Stadium, Wellington on 26 February 2010: Man of the match: Mitchel Johnson (Australia) (He took 3 wickets) Result: Australia won the match by 6 wickets. Second 20-20 cricket Played at Christchurch on 28 February 2010: Man of the match: Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) He scored 116 runs from 87 ball s). He is the second player to hit a century in the history of 20-20 cricket. First centur y belongs to Chris Gayle of West Indies. Result: New Zealand won the match in the super over. Series results:2-match series drawn 1-1 3. Who was appointed to head Iran's most prominent rebel Sunni movement, Jundull ah, following capture of its former leader Abdolmalek Rigi by security forces? Muhammad Dhahir Baluch 4. One of the top leaders of the Basque separatist group Eta who has been arrest ed in north-western France? Ibon Gogeascoechea. A militant group fighting for an independent Basque homeland, Eta has been blame d for more than 820 deaths during its 41-year campaign in Spain. www.TheOnlineGK.wordpress. com Free GK Alerts SMS - JOIN OnlineGK to 9870807070 5. Who is appointed as the new social secretary of U.S. President? Julianna Smoot 6. Who won the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships beating Mikhail Youzhny (7-5, 5-7, 6-3) in the final? Novak Djokovic 7. List of the Awardees for Stree Shakti Puraskar 2008 and 2009. STREE SHAKTI PURASHKAR 2008 Rani Lakshmi Bai Award Dr. Sunita Devi, Haryana Kannagi Award Smt. Maha Jabeen, Andhra Pradesh Rani Gaidinliu Zeliang Award Smt. Jhingubai Shrawan Bolake, Maharashtra Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Award Smt. Hina A. Shah, Gujarat STREE SHAKTI PURASHKAR 2009 Rani Lakshmi Bai Award www.TheOnlineGK.wordpress.com Dr. M. Vijaya, Karnataka Kannagi Award Smt. Phoolbasan Bai Yadav, Chhattisgarh Rani Gaidinliu Zeliang Award Dr. Ved Kumari Ghai, J&K Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Award Smt. Rashmi Singh, Delhi

Rani Rudramma Devi Smt. Sugatha Kumari, Kerala On the occasion of International Women’s Day on 8th of March, the Government of In dia presents national awards called the “Stree Shakti Puraskars” as a measure of recogni tion of achievements of individual women in the field of social development. The awardee s have been nominated by state governments and selected by a national level Screening Commit tee. There are six awards instituted in the name of eminent women personalities of Indian histo ry like Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar, Kannagi, Mata Jijabai, Rani Gaidenlou Zeliang, Rani Laxmibai and Rani Rudramma Devi. Each award carries a cash prize of Rs. 3 lakh. 8. England-India Women ODI cricket series held in India won by? India. India won the 5-match series 3-2. 9. Who won the man of the match award in the only 20-20 cricket match between We st Indies and Zimbabwe on 28 February 2010 Played at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spa in, West Indies? Alexander Graeme Cremer (Zimbabwe). He took 3 wickets for 11 runs. Zimbabwe won the match by 26 runs. 10. Man of the match winners of the ODI Cricket series between Bangladesh and En gland held in Bangladesh. 1st ODI Played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur on 28 February 2010: Man of the match: Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh). He scored 125 runs Result: England won the match by 6 wickets 2nd ODI Played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur on2 March 2010: Man of the match: Eoin Morgan (England). He scored 110 runs. Result: England won the match by 2 wickets. 3rd ODI Played at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong on5 March 2010: Man of the match: Craig Kieswetter (England). He scored 107 runs. England won the match by 45 runs. England won the 3-match series 3-0 11. Who won the Man of the series award in the3 match ODI cricket series between England and Bangladesh held in Bangladesh? Eoin Morgan (England). www.TheOnlineGK.wordpress.com 12. Which Club retained the League Cup with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa at We mbley Stadium in London? Manchester United. 13. 44th International Tourism Bourse held in? Berlin. ITB, one of the world's largest travel trade shows, is held annually in Berlin, Germany. 14. A survey in a country indicates that the Internet passed to become Second-Mo st Popular Source of News (After TV). Which is that country? United States of America. Internet outranks print newspapers and radio in popularity as a source of news i n USA. Sixty-one percent of Americans said they read news online, while 54 percent said they list en to news on the radio, 50 percent read a local newspaper and just 17 percent read a national new spaper. 15. Name of the Lama who is selected by China as a member of the National Commit tee of

the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country's to p advisory body? Panchen Lama 16. Name of the three judges who has been nominated by ITLOS (International Trib unal for the Law of the Sea) to the arbitration tribunal on the Bangladesh–India mariti me boundary dispute. Rudiger Wolfrum of Germany, Tullio Treves of Italy and Ivan Anthony Shearer of A ustralia. Wolfrum will preside over the tribunal. The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) is an independent judi cial body set up by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to adjudicate di sputes arising out of the interpretation and application of the convention. 17. Name of the University in Saudi Arabia which conferred an honorary doctorate on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who described it as an exceptional honour bestowe d on him by one of the premier centres of learning in the Arab world? King Saud University. 18. Name of the winter storm that badly ruined the western coast of Europe on 28 th February, 2010, battering France and four other countries and killing more than 50 people? Xynthia Earlier the storm, Xynthia had badly ruin France in 1999, when 90 people died. 19. Coach of Ivory Coast who was sacked from his job following their poor showin g at this year's African Nations Cup? Vahid Halilhodzic 20. Name of the media tycoon of Indian origin who was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Nepal’s restive southern plains adjoining the border with India on March 1, 201 0? www.TheOnlineGK.wordpress.com Arun Singhania. He is the publisher of the Nepali daily Janakpur Today, published from southern Nepal. 21. Which company won the Environment Protection Award instituted by the Tamil N adu & Kerala Mines Safety Association? Kerala Minerals and Metals (KMML), Chavara (Kerala). 22. Who is elected as President of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thor acic Surgeons (ASCTS) at their annual conference in Delhi? Dr. James Thomas.He is the Vice Chancellor of Padamshree D. Y. Patil University, Navi Mumbai and Professor of Cardiac Surgery at D. Y. Patil Medical College. 23. Indian American who is appointed by Obama Administration to serve on the US President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts for the prestigious John F. Kennedy Cen tre for Performing Arts? Amy K. Singh 24. Who is set to become president of the International Cricket Council in 2012? John Howard. Former Prime Minister of Australia. David Morgan, who is currently in the chair, is due to hand over to India's Shar ad Pawar for a

two-year period to start in mid-2010. 25. Who won the Billie Jean King Cup beating Kim Clijsters in the final played a t Madison Square Garden? Venus Williams. 26. Which state defeated Bengal by 29 runs to lift the Vijay Hazare Trophy for t he fourth time? Tamil Nadu www.TheOnlineGK.wordpress.com 27. Who is elected as representative of Kerala in the five member empowered pane l instituted to study the disputes regarding the Mullaperiyar dam? Justice K.T. Thomas 28. Which motor company has announced a recall of 540,000 vehicles across the wo rld to repair faulty brake pedals and fuel gauges? Nissan Motor Co. It is a multinational automaker headquartered in Japan. 29. Name of the renowned Islamic scholar and founder of Minhaj-ul-Quran, issued a 600page fatwah, in Islamabad, denouncing terrorism and describing suicide bombers a s destined for hell.? Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. 30. The murder of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pramod Mahajan, who was sentenced to life imprisonment, died in a Thane hospital in Mumbai? Pravin Mahajan. He, serving life imprisonment for killing his brother and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Pramod Mahajan. 31. Man of the Match Winners of Chappell-Hadlee Trophy ODI Cricket series betwee n New Zealand and Australia held in New Zealand. First ODI played at McLean Park, Napier on 3 March 2010: Man of the match: Ross Taylor (New Zealand). He scored 70 runs. Result: New Zealand won the match by 2 wickets Second ODI played at Eden Park, Auckland on 6 March 2010: Man of the match: Daniel Vettori (New Zealand) He scored 70 runs and took 2 wick ets. Result: Australia won by 12 runs. Third ODI played at Seddon Park, Hamilton on 9 March 2010: Man of the match: Brad Haddin (Australia) He scored 110 runs Result: Australia won by 6 wickets. Fourth ODI played at Eden Park, Auckland on 11 March 2010: Man of the match: Cameron White (Australia) He scored 50 runs Result: Australia won by 6 wickets. Fifth ODI played at Westpac Stadium, Wellington on 13 March 2010: Man of the match: Tim Southee (New Zealand). He took 4 wickets. Result: New Zealand won by 51 runs Series: Australia won the 5-match series 3-2 32. Which resort of India has been selected for the prestigious “Century Internati onal Quality Era Award” in the Golden Category - for excellence in the Global Tourism S ector announced by Business Initiative Directions (BID), Madrid, Spain? Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort (Resort of Somatheeram Ayurveda Group), Kerala. www.TheOnlineGK.wordpress.com 33. An Indian-American senior executive who has been chosen by the World Economi c Forum for its 2010 class of Young Global Leaders?

Sanjay Gupta 34. Thousands of villagers who came to a popular ashram in northern India for a free meal were caught in a stampede, which left more than 60 dead. Name of that Ashram? Kripalu Maharaj's ashram, Uttar Pradesh. 35. Who has been ranked the most trusted name in India in a list of 100 most tru sted people compiled by popular magazine Reader's Digest? APJ Abdul Kalam .Former President of India. Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata (second) and Kiran Bedi (third place). Infosys co-founder Narayan Murthy (fourth), AR Rahman (fifth) and chess champion Viswanathan Anand (sixth). Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, ranked seventh. Mayawati occupies the last spot in that list. 36. The second driver from India to drive in Formula One, after Narain Karthikey an’s stint with Jordan in 2005? www.TheOnlineGK.wordpress.com Karun Chandhok 37. Man of the Match winners of ODI cricket Series between Zimbabwe and West Ind ies held in West Indies. First ODI Played at Providence Stadium, Guyana on 04-03-2010Man of the match: Vusimuzi Sibanda (Zimbabwe). He scored 95 runs. Result: Zimbabwe won by 2 runs Second ODI Played at Providence Stadium, Guyana on 06-03-2010Man of the match: Narsingh Deonarine (West Indies). He scored 65 runs. Result: West Indies won by 4 wickets Third ODI Played at Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St Vincent on 10-03-2010Man of the match: Darren Sammy (West Indies) He took 4 wickets. Result: West Indies won by 141 runs Fourth ODI Played at Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St Vincenton 12-03-2010 Man of the match: Dwayne Bravo (West Indies) He took 4 wickets. Result: West Indies won 4 wickets. Fifth ODI Played at Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St Vincenton 14-03-2010 Man of the match: Chris Gayle (West Indies) He scored 63 runs. Result: West Indies won 4 wickets. Series: West Indies won the 5-match series 4-1. 38. Who won the Player of the series award in the ODI cricket series between Wes t Indies and Zimbabwe held in West Indies? Chris Gayle (West Indies) 39. Libya has recently decided to impose a total embargo on all economic and com mercial exchanges with a country in Western Europe. Which is that country? Switzerland An embargo is the partial or complete prohibition of commerce and trade with a p articular country, in order to isolate it. 40. Name of the Malaysian magazine which apologized recently for upsetting Chris tians after it published an article researched by two Muslims who pretended to be Roma n Catholics and took Communion in a church? “Al Islam” 41. Name of US Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan who regretted his repor ted remarks that Indians were not the real target of recent terrorist attack in Afgh anistan capital Kabul that killed 16 persons, six of them being Indians? Richard Holbrooke.

42. Which actress won the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress of 2009? www. TheOnlineGK.wordpress.com Sandra Bullock She won this award for her 2009 comedy bomb “All About Steve”. Golden Raspberry Awar ds, called the Razzies for short, is an annual award ceremony held in Los Angeles to recognize the worst in film. 43. A vast settlement surrounded by a fortified structure believed to be about 4 ,500 years old and belonging to the Harappan civilisation has been excavated at a village i n Kutch district of Gujarat. Which is that village? Shikarpur 44. LIST OF WINNERS OF OSCAR AWARDS -2010 82nd Academy Awards ceremony was held on March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Here is the list of winners. Best Film: The Hurt Locker (Director: Kathryn Bigelow) Best Director:Kathryn Bigelow(Film:The Hurt Locker) Best Original Screenplay: Mark Boal (Film:The Hurt Locker) Best Actor in a Leading Role: Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart) Best Actress in a Leading Role: Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Mo’Nique (Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sa pphire) Best Adapted Screenplay: Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire (Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher) Best Animated Feature Film: Up (Directed by Pete Docter) Best Original Song: “The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)” Music and Lyric by Rya n Bingham and T Bone Burnett (Crazy Heart) Best Original Score: Michael Giacchino (Film:Up) Best Animated Short Film: Logorama (Directed by Nicolas Schmerkin) Best Documentary Short: Music by Prudence (Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burket t) Best Live Action Short Film:The New Tenants (Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson) Best Makeup: Star Trek (Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow) www.TheOnline GK.wordpress.com Best Art Direction: Avatar (Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg – Art Direction; Kim Sinclair – Set Decoration) Best Costume Design: The Young Victoria (Sandy Powell) Best Sound Editing: The Hurt Locker (Paul N.J. Ottosson) Best Sound Mixing: The Hurt Locker (Paul N.J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett) Best Cinematography: Mauro Fiore(Avatar) Best Visual Effects: Avatar (Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones) Best Documentary Feature: The Cove (Louie Psihoyos and Fisher Stevens) Best Film Editing: The Hurt Locker (Bob Murawski and Chris Innis) Best Foreign Language Film: The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) Argentina (Directed by Juan José Campanella) 45. Who became the first female to win a Best Director Oscar award? Kathryn Bigelow (Film: The Hurt Locker) 46. Cricketer who has been suspended for the third edition of Indian Premiere Le ague as he was bargaining for more salary from the franchisees, without getting a cleara nce from his franchise e Rajasthan Royals for this season?

Ravindra Jadeja 47. Three Indians who have been named among Asia's eight top power women by American broadcaster CNN? Sonia Gandhi, Congress president, Chanda Kochhar, ICICI Bank head Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo chief executive The list is topped by China-based Nine Dragons Paper Holdings' Zhang Yin, follow ed by Indra Nooyi at the second spot. Sonia is ranked third, while Kochhar is at the fifth s lot. 48. A strong earthquake of 5.9 magnitude hit the south eastern part of a Eurasia n country on Monday, March 8, 2010 killed several people and injured many more. Which is t hat www.TheOnlineGK.wordpress.com country? Turkey. 49. Who has been named the India Abroad Person of the Year 2009 by the ethnic we ekly newspaper “India Abroad”? Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry (2009). Other Winners: India Abroad Award for Lifetime Achievement 2009: Sonny Mehta. India Abroad Publisher's Special Awards for Excellence: Madhulika Sikka, Raju Na risetti, Abhijat Joshi. India Abroad Award for Lifetime Service to the Community 2009: Sreedhar Menon. India Abroad Face of the Future 2009: Priyamvada Natarajan. India Abroad Gopal Raju Award for Community Service 2009: South Asian Council fo r Social Services, Sudha Acharya. 50. Rioters armed with machetes slaughtered more than 200 people on 07-03-2010 a s religious violence flared anew between Christians and Muslims in a country in We st Africa. Which is that country? Nigeria 51. Legendary painter who surrendered his Indian passport on March 7 to the Indi an Embassy in Doha? M F Husain He was recently granted Qatari citizenship. 52. The controversial yet historic Women's Reservation Bill, ensuring 33% reserv ation to women in Parliament and state legislative bodies, was passed in the Rajya Sabha on? 09-03-2010. 53. Who is appointed as United Nations Police Adviser in the Department of Peace keeping Operations, which makes her the first woman to hold the top rank? Ann-Marie Orler She has been Deputy Police Adviser since 2008. 54. Who has been named as the most influential person in Indian sports in the an nual Sports Illustrated Power list? www.TheOnlineGK.wordpress.com Sachin Tendulkar 55. Former India captain and legendary all-rounder who was inducted into the Cri cket Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at the ICC headquarters in Dubai? Kapil Dev 56. Former chairman of Dena Bank and Press Trust of India who passed away recent

ly after prolonged illness? Pravinchandra V. Gandhi He was chairman emeritus of the Saurashtra Trust, which publishes the Janmabhoom i group of newspapers and magazines. 57. The corpse of the former Cyprus President has been recovered by police three months after it was mysteriously snatched from the grave in a crime that shocked reside nts of the Mediterranean island. Name of that President? Tassos Papadopoulos. 58. Which country has recently confirmed the existence of a secret Cold War deal allowing the transit of nuclear-armed US vessels through its ports? Japan 59. The head of Egypt's most prestigious seat of Islamic learning “al-Azhar”, died o f a heart attack on 10th of March on a visit to Saudi Arabia at the age of 81? Sheikh Mohamed Sayed Tantawi. Al-Azhar, one of the most prominent seats of Sunni Islamic learning in the Musli m world, has schools, universities and other educational institutions across Egypt. 60. Former captains of Pakistan Cricket Team who were banned life time by the Pa kistan Cricket Board from the national team as part of a stunning crackdown on player indiscipline? Younus Khan and Mohammad Yousuf Shoaib Malik and Rana Naved-ul Hasan were also handed one-year bans by the PCB w ho acted on the advice of a report submitted by a six-member inquiry committee set up to investigate the reasons for Pakistan's abject showing on their recent tour to Australia. Pak all rounder Shahid www.TheOnlineGK.wordpress.com Afridi was fined and placed on probation for six months over the incident, while the Akmal brothers, Kamran Akmal and Umar Akmal, were fined at total of five million rupee s (£40,000) on grounds of indiscipline. 61. Who is elected Chairperson of the Haj Committee of India? Mohsina Kidwai, AICC general secretary. She would be the first woman Chairperson of the Haj Committee of India Hasan Ahmed and Aboo Bucker were elected as Vice-Chairpersons. 62. Who has been named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for the second year running? Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter 63. American tennis player who won Laureus World Sportswoman of the year for the third time? Serena Williams. Other Winners : Belgian tennis player Kim Clijsters earned the award for the Comeback of the Yea r British driver Jenson Button won the Breakthrough of the Year Award after winnin g his first Formula 1 title Brawn GP earned the award for the Team of the Year after almost going out of bus iness in the offseason.

Stephanie Gilmore of Australia was named World Action Sportsperson of the Year Swimmer Natalie du Toit of South Africa earned the Laureus Disability award 64. Which cricket Player’s autographed ticket to watch IPL action on the big scree ns of theatres across the country was auctioned and fetched Rs 11 lakh? Sachin Tendulkar 65. Pennsylvania woman known to authorities as "Jihad Jane" who has been charged in federal court with using the Internet to recruit jihadist fighters to carry out murders and violent attacks overseas? www.TheOnlineGK.wordpress.com Colleen R. LaRose. LaRose is one of the first American females to be charged with a terrorism offen se in the U.S. 66. One of the most wanted terrorists in Southeast Asia and a senior figure in t he militant group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) who was killed in a police raid in Pamulang, Jakarta on 9 March 2010 on the outskirts of Jakarta by Detachment 88, Indonesia's special cou nterterrorism unit? Dulmatin. He was one of the masterminds behind the 2002 Bali bombings in Indonesia which k illed 202 people, including seven U.S. and 88 Australian citizens 67. The Union information and broadcasting ministry of India has prohibited tran smission and re-transmission of a channel with effect from 7pm on March 12 to 7pm on Marc h 21 through cable television networks and any other platforms throughout the country . Which is that channel? Fashion TV. The central government made a ban on the repeated telecast of Fashion TV for sho wing topless women. 68. Mexican telecommunications titan who tops Forbes' list of world's richest pe ople, with a net worth of $53.5bn? Carlos Slim Helu (Photo courtesy AP)He beat Bill Gates and Warren Buffett for the top spot on For bes magazine’s annual list of billionaires, becoming the first person from outside the U.S. to lead the rankings in 16 years. Indians Mukesh Ambani (4th spot) and Lakshmi Mittal (5th spot) figured in that list. 69. Who became the first Chief Minister of any state to be questioned in a crimi nal complaint of mass murder after he and his administration were accused of aiding and abetting riots in one area in Ahmedabad? Narendra Modi, Gujarat 70. India has recently opened its 23rd Cultural Relations centre named “The Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre” (IGCC)in which Country? www.TheOnlineGK.wordpress.com Bangladesh. The centre has opened in Dhaka naming it after former Prime Minister Indira Gand hi and acknowledging her contribution to Bangladesh s 1971 Liberation War. 71. Who became the first ever Palestinian woman, who takes the governor’s post in the

 

Palestinian National Authority (PNA) which was established in 1994? Laila Ghannam. She is the first female governor for Palestine. 72. Who has been named the Best Living Director according to a poll conducted by the U.S. Magazine ”PASTE”? Martin Scorsese He is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film histori an. He is the founder of the World Cinema Foundation, a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema and has won awards from the Oscars, Golden Globe , BAFTA, and Directors Guild of America. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for t he film “The Departed”. 73. Who was named Africa's footballer of the year-2009? Didier Drogba. Drogba, the Ivory Coast captain and Chelsea striker received the 2009 award from the African Football Confederation. He previously won the award in 2006. www.TheOnlineGK.wor dpress.com 74. Indian cricketer who has been named the Goodwill Ambassador of the United Na tions Environment Programme (UNEP)? Sachin Tendulkar. 75. Which country finished the 8th position in the recently concluded Hockey Wor ld Cup 2010? India 76. Who have been elected Secretaries of the Congress Party in the Lok Sabha? Mr. Suresh Kalmadi and Mr.Kodikunnil Suresh. Santosh Bagrodia is the new Secretary of Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) in t he Rajya Sabha. 77. India signed some major defence deals with a country on March 12, 2010 and a s part of these defence and energy deals, that country will build 16 nuclear reactors in I ndia. Which is that country? Russia. 78. Doha resident and dedicated bird photographer who has scored a major achieve ment – with a photo taken in Qatar recently being chosen as among the top five out of 3 9,387 entries in BirdGuide’s online “Photo of the Year 2009”.? Dileep Kumar. 79. Who has been declared World Statesman of the year 2010 by the Appeal of Cons cience Foundation? Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime minister, India 80. Which country won men's World Cup hockey-2010? Australia. Australia beat Germany 2-1 in the final. 81. Man of the match winners of Two test cricket series between England and Bang ladesh held in Bangladesh: First test played at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong from March 12, 20 10: Man of the match: Graeme Swann (England). He took 5 wickets in both the innings (Total: 10 wickets)of the test. He scored 32 runs in the second innings.

Result: England won the match by 181 runs. Second test played at Played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur from March 20, 2010: Man of the match: Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh). He scored 49 runs and took 4 wic kets in first innings of the test. Then in the second innings, he scored 96 runs. Result: England won the match by 9 wickets Series: England won the 2-match series 2-0 82. Who won the Player of the series award in the two test cricket series betwee n England and Bangladesh held in Bangladesh? Graeme Swann (England). www.TheOnlineGK.wordpress.com 83. Who won the season-opening Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix? Fernando Alonso. Ferrari's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso’s first triumph since he won the 2008 Jap anese Grand Prix for Renault. 84. The world's shortest man, who was just 74.6cm (2ft 5in) tall, has died recen tly in Rome at the age of 21? He Pingping. His name "Pingping" means wine bottle. He was, according to the Gui nness World Records, the world's shortest man who was able to walk. 85. Which Indian city host “FICCI Frames-2010”, a three-day mega media and entertainment industry event which is inaugurated by Bollywood superstar Shah Ru kh Khan on March 16, 2010? Mumbai. “FRAMES”, the signature event of the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerc e and Industry ) is a three day global convention covering the entire gamut of Media & Entertainment like Films, Broadcast (TV & Radio), Digital Entertainment, Animation, Gaming, Vi sual Effects, etc. 86. Who is the only Indian who figured in the list of the most influential outsi de the ruling families in the UAE, published by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) ? M A Yousuf Ali. He is the Managing Director of Emke Group which owns Lulu retail network. 87. Name of the supersonic anti-ship cruise missile which has been successfully test-fired by the Indian Navy on March 21, 2010? BrahMos supersonic anti-ship cruise missile. 88. Name of Indian Coast Guard Ship, the first of the new generation Offshore Pa trol Vessels (OPV) which was commissioned by AK Antony, Defence Minister on March 17,2010? ‘Vishwast’ www.TheOnlineGK.wordpress.com The ship, equipped with the most advanced navigational and communication sensors , has been designed and built indigenously by M/s Goa Shipyard Limited. 89. Emergency has been declared recently in an island nation in the South Pacifi c Ocean after a massive cyclone” cyclone Tomas” forced thousands of people to flee their hom es. Which is that nation? Fiji 90. New Chief Justice of Kerala High Court? Justice Chelameswar.

91. The new car factory set up by Nissan of Japan with its French partner, Renau lt, located in? Oragadam in Kanchipuram district near Chennai, Tamilnadu. They launched their Chennai plant on March 17,2010. 92. Which country claimed overall title in the fifth Commonwealth Boxing Champio nships held in Delhi? India. India created history by winning six gold medals at the Commonwealth Boxing Cham pionship. Olympics Bronze medalist Vijender Singh wins the Gold medal at the 75 kg categor y. Amandeep Singh (49kg), Suranjoy Singh (52kg), Dinesh Kumar (81kg), Paramjeet Sam ota(91+ kg) and Jai Bhagwan (60 kg)- all won gold in their respective categories to give India as many as six gold medals for the first time. 93. Name of the play by William Shakespeare, that has been for more than 280 yea rs considered to be a hoax, is finally up to be included in a new series of the Bar d's work by his publisher? 'The Double Falsehood’ 94. One of Italy's most wanted a Mafia suspects who has been arrested after bein g tracked down via his Facebook account? Pasquale Manfredi. He, adopted the nickname 'Scarface', is a suspected boss of the ferocious 'Ndran gheta mafia organisation from the Calabria region in southern Italy. He logged on to the soc ial networking www.TheOnlineGK.wordpress.com site ”Facebook” so often detectives were able to trace his hideout using sophisticat ed electronic tracking equipment. 95. Name of the new planet which is orbiting a distant star in our Milky Way eve ry 95 days discovered 1,500 light years from Earth? ‘Corot-9b’ The planet was detected by the CoRoT space telescope operated by the French spac e agency, CNES. 96. Man of the Match winners of “Trans-Tasman Trophy” -test cricket series between Australia and New Zealand held in New Zealand from March 19, 2010. First test played at Basin Reserve, Wellington from March 19,2010: Man of the Match: Michael Clark(Australia). He scored 168 runs in the first inni ngs. Result: Australia won the match by 10 wickets. Second test played at Seddon Park, Hamilton from March 27, 2010: Man of the Match: Mitchell Johnson(Australia). He took 4 wickets in the first in nings and 6 wickets in the second innings. Result: Australia won the match by 176 runs Series Australia won the 2-match series 2-0 97. Name of American retail giant recently apologized for a public announcement at their southern New Jersey store that directed "all black people" to leave immediately. Walmart. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is an American public corporation that runs a chain of lar ge, discount

department stores. It is the world's largest public corporation by revenue, acco rding to the 2008 Fortune Global 500 98. Name of the five personalities who have been nominated to the Rajya Sabha by Indian President Pratibha Patel? 1.Javed Akhtar, Lyricist and poet. 2. Mani Shankar Aiyar, former Union Minister. 3. Ram Dayal Munda, former Vice-Chancellor of Ranchi University. 4. Bhalchandra Mungekar, former Vice-Chancellor of Mumbai University and a forme r Planning Commission member. 5. B. Jayashree, an eminent theatre person from Karnataka. 99. The world’s largest watch and jewelry fair opened March 18,2010 in ? Basel, Switzerland. “BaselWorld” the World Watch and Jewellery Show, opened its doors from March 18 to 2 5, 2010. 100. Student of Indian origin who has won the third place in America's America’s o ldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition, the Intel Science Talent S earch.? Akhil Mathew. Akhil won the award for his math project on Deligne categories, a setting for studying a wide range of algebraic structures with ties to theoretical physics. Erika DeBenedictis, 18, of Albuquerque, N.M., won the top award of $100,000 from the Intel www.TheOnlineGK.wordpress.com Foundation for her project developing a software navigation system to help impro ve spacecraft travel through the solar system. Second prize went to David Liu, 18, of Saratoga , Calif., for his work to develop a system to recognize and understand digital images. 101. On March 18, 2010 the United Nations rejected a US-backed effort to impose a total ban on fishing and trading of a species of tuna fish. Which is that fish? Atlantic Bluefin tuna. The fish is also known as the northern bluefin tuna, gian t bluefin tuna. 102. Which country temporarily recalled its ambassador to Libya, following comme nts credited to Libyan President, Maummar Gaddafi which advised that Nigeria should be partitioned into two nations along Christian and Muslim lines, to avert frequent sectarian violence? Nigeria. 103. Former Iranian vice president and prominent reform activist convicted of sp reading propaganda against the ruling clerical establishment, sentenced to one year in p rison? Hossein Marashi. 104. Former Prime Minister of Nepal and the President of the Nepali Congress, a major political party in Nepal, died at the age of 85 on March 20, 2010? Girija Prasad Koirala. He was Prime Minister of Nepal four times, serving from 1991 to 1994, 1998 to 19 99, 2000 to 2001, and from 2006 to 2008. 105. Which cities have been added to the IPL family as new franchises for the fo urth season of the Indian Premiere League to be played in 2011?

Pune and Cochin Sahara won the bid for Pune with a price of Rs 1,702 crore for 10 years while Ra ndezvous Sports got Kochi with a Rs 1,533.32 crore bid. 106. Name of the tropical cyclone which hit the northern coast of Australia on M arch 21, 2010 causing power outages and damaging homes? Cyclone Ului 107. China has recently restored email services and access to 32 blocked interne t sites in one of its province, eight months after ethnic clashes broke out in the northwes tern www.TheOnlineGK.wordpress.com province. Name of that Province? Xinjiang 108. Which country passed the most sweeping health-care legislation in four deca des, rewriting the rules governing medical industries and ensuring that tens of milli ons of uninsured citizens will get medical coverage? U.S.A. 109. Who won her 12th career title with a 6-2 6-4 demolition of second seed Caro line Wozniacki of Denmark at the Indian Wells WTA tournament on March 21, 2010? Jelena Jankovic 110. Who won his first Masters 1000 title by upsetting seventh-seeded American A ndy Roddick 7-6 7-6 in the final of the Indian Wells ATP tournament on March 21, 201 0? Ivan Ljubicic 111. One of the founders of the Naxalite movement of the 1960s in West Bengal, w ho committed suicide on March 23, 2010? Kanu Sanyal He was found hanging in his residence in his native village at Siliguri(North Be ngal).He was one of the key leaders of the 1967 peasant uprising in Naxalbari village that gave b irth to the Maoist movement in India. 112. Who will assume charge as chairman of the Appellate Tribunal for Forfeited Property (ATFP) on April 8,2010? Justice Jacob Benjamin Koshy. 113. Who is appointed as Captain Of Pakistan cricket team for Twenty20 World Cup in West Indies? Shahid Afridi 114. A letter penned by dictator, wishing for a "truly cordial relationship" bet ween Britain and Germany, has fetched 8,000 pounds at an auction in London. Name of that dict ator. Adolf Hitler www.TheOnlineGK.wordpress.com 115. Which state won the national sub junior Wushu championship? Manipur 116. Who is set to become the second India footballer to play overseas after Bai chung Bhutia, with the striker nearing a deal with USA’s Major League Soccer club Kansas City Wizards? Sunil Chetri . He became the first Indian and eighth Asian citizen to play in Ma jor League

Soccer. He will also be the first Asian to play for the Kansas City Wizards. 117. Name of the tiny island claimed for years by India and Bangladesh in the Ba y of Bengal has disappeared recently beneath the rising seas? “New Moore Island “to the Indians and “South Talpatti Island “to the Bangladeshis. 118. Eminent Pakistani journalist who was awarded South Asian Association for Re gional Cooperation (SAARC) Lifetime Achievement Award at SAARC Festival of Literature a t New Delhi? Hamid Mir 119. The first woman in 4 years to become judge of Supreme Court? Gyan Sudha Mishra. 120. Mexico's 'King of Heroin' who is allegedly responsible for running thousand s of pounds of heroin into Southern California each year has been arrested recently? Jose Antonio Medina. 121. Who has been named as the BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Rese arch Council) Innovator of the Year, winning £10,000 in recognition of his work on Sole xa sequencing, the high speed genome sequencing technology that is revolutionising bioscience? Professor Shankar Balasubramanian 122. Name of India’s indigenously developed ballistic missiles which are successfu lly testfired on 27-03-2010 from different locations off the Orissa coast, adding more firepow er to www.TheOnlineGK.wordpress.com the armed forces of India? Prithvi-II' and 'Dhanush' 123. Indian Weightlifting Federation recently handed life bans on three Weight l ifters in a move to cleanse weightlifting from the menace of doping. They are? Vicky Bhatta (56kg), 2006 Commonwealth Games silver medallist. G Damodaran (105kg) and Rajesh Kumar Singh (94kg). 124. Who is the richest Asian in Britain for the year 2010 with an estimated wea lth of 17 billion pound according to the Asian Rich List 2010, brought out by Eastern Eye, a publication of the Asian Media & Marketing Group? Lakshmi Mittal. He is the owner of the world's largest steel company ArcelorMittal. 125. Name of India’s indigenously developed, nuclear-capable, short range ballisti c missile (SRBM) successfully test-fired on 28-03-2010 from the Integrated Test Range (ITR ) at Wheeler Island, about 100 km from the Orissa coast? Agni-1. Weighing 12 tonnes, the 15 metre tall Agni-1, which can carry payloads weighing up to one tonne, has already been inducted into the Indian Army. 126. Who won an incident-packed Australian Grand Prix Formula 1 title after the leading Red Bull of Sebastian Vettel slid out of the race with brake failure? Jenson Button 127. Who is appointed as chairperson of the National Advisory Council (NAC)? www .TheOnlineGK.wordpress.com Sonia Gandhi, Congress president. Gandhi, who is also the chairperson of the ruling UPA (United Progressive Allian ce), will enjoy

the rank of cabinet minister. 128. Name of the Canadian province which is the first in North America to ban th e’ niqab ‘ a top-to-toe dress worn by Muslim women? Quebec province. 129. Who was named as coach of the Ivory Coast for the 2010 World Cup Football f inals in South Africa? Sven-Goran Eriksson, Former England football manager. 130. Which country has successfully flight tested a prototype of the Light Comba t Helicopter (LCH) on 29-03-2010? India. Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), designed and developed by the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) can operate at high altitudes up to 6,000 metres or 18,000 feet. 131. With which neighbor country, India has created a Joint River Commission? Bangladesh 132. From which country India is getting K 152 nerpa submarines? Russia Type www.TheOnlineGK.wordpress.com

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