Tuesday, July 6, 2010


1. Who is appointed Australia’s first women prime minister ?

Julia Eileen Gillard (born 29 September 1961) is the 27th and current Prime Minister of Australia.

2. Who has been appointed the Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India?

Justice Sarosh Homi Kapadia.
He will be taking over from incumbent Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan on May 12.

3. Name of the fourth woman judge of Supreme Court of India?
Syan Sudha Mishra, Former Jharkhand High Court Chief Justice.

4. Name of the bill passed by the Lok Sabha on April 30, 2010 which provides for setting up a special court for speedy disposal of environmental cases?
The National Green Tribunal Bill.
The Tribunal will be located in Bhopal and will have at least 10 judicial members. The Tribunal will have four benches across the country.

5. The 48-year-old Football club of India which will be disbanded at the end of current I-League season with focus of the parent company shifting towards developing talent at school level.
Mahindra United Football Club.

6. Which communist country marked the 35th anniversary of the end of its war with a grand military parade through the former Saigon, with the government basking more in its economic achievements than its historic military defeat of the United States?

The cost of the Vietnam War was huge for the United States. More than fifty eight thousand Americans died in combat, and it damaged the United States economy.

7. Name the nine Indians who figured in Time magazine’s annual list of 100 most influential people?

1. Manmohan Singh: Manmohan Singh is placed at 19th spot in the Leaders list headed by Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

2. Sachin Tendulkar: Sachin Tendulkar gets the 13th place among 25 ‘Heroes’ headed by former US president Bill Clinton who is recognised for his work as a fund-raiser and anti-poverty activist.

3. Amartya Sen: Economist Amartya Sen is 20th on the ‘Thinkers’ list.

4.Perumalsamy Namperumalsamy : Sixth placed among heroes, Perumalsamy Namperumalsamy, 70, was recognised for performing cataract surgery at the Aravind Eye Care Hospitals since 1976 and having treated 3.6 million surgeries to date – a new one every 15 minutes.

5. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw: She gets the 16th spot among ‘heroes’ for donating $2 million to support health insurance coverage for 100,000 Indian villagers and another $10 million for creating the 1,400-bed Mazumdar-Shaw Cancer Centre in Bangalore.

6. Atul Gwande: Indian-American doctor and Harvard professor Atul Gwande is fifth on the list of ‘thinkers’ for his contribution to medicine.

7. Chetan Bhagat: Chetan Bhagat, author of bestsellers, ‘One Night @ the Call Centre’ and ‘Five Point Someone’ is the lone Indian in the list of artists headed by extravagantly outfitted singer Lady Gaga.

8. Rahul Singh. He in 22nd place is recognised for his relief work in Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that hit on Jan 12.

9. Sanjit Bunker Roy: Humanitarian worker, Sanjit Bunker Roy’s Barefoot College has trained more than three million people for jobs in the modern world.

8. Who is appointed as the fourth woman judge in the history of the Supreme Court of India since its inception in 1959?

Justice Syan Sudha Misra.

She is the first Supreme Court woman judge since Justice Ruma Pal retired in June 2006.

Justice Fathima Beevi, was the first woman judge of the Supreme Court from Oct 10, 1989, to April 29, 1992

Justice Sujata Manohar became an apex court judge Nov 8, 1994. She retired Aug 27, 1999.

Justice Ruma Pal was the third woman Supreme Court judge, from Jan 28, 2000, to June 6, 2006.

9. Which High Court of India has the highest representation of women in the judiciary, with 8 women judges?
Delhi High Court.

The Bombay High Court comes a close second with 7 women judges.

10. Which player won the Football Writers Association Footballer of the Year 2010 award?
Wayne Rooney.

11. Karnataka food and civil supplies minister who resigned from the cabinet on 02-05-10, charged with raping his friend’s wife five months ago in Shimoga?
Haratal Halappa.

12. Which country has been ranked first in the list of “dirty dozen” spam relaying countries, accounting for over more than 13 per cent of world’s total junk mails, sent during the first quarter of the year, according to a new study?

India has been ranked second in the list while China has successfully pulled itself out of the list.

13. Name of the veteran Indian diplomat who has been appointed Assistant Secretary-General for UN’s Peacekeeping Operations?
Atul Khare

14. Name of the Special Court Judge who handed death sentence to the Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab for the Mumbai terror attacks?
M L Tahaliyani. He has been promoted as the Principal Sessions Judge of the City civil and sessions Court in Mumbai.

15. Euro-region ministers recently agreed to a 110 billion-Euro ($146 billion) rescue package for which country to prevent a default and stop the worst crisis in the currency’s 11-year history?

16. The leader of the anti-Zionist Neturei Karta group in Jerusalem, noted for serving as Minister for Jewish Affairs in Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian government who died on May 2, 2010, aged 86?
Moshe Hirsch.

17. Who has won the Rome Masters Tennis title for the fourth time?
Rafael Nadal.

He defeated the Serbian player Novak Djokovic 7-6, 6-2 in the final.

18. Name of the world’s oldest person who has died a week before her 115th birthday?
Kama Chinen. She is a Japanese woman on the southern island of Okinawa who witnessed three centuries, born on May 10, 1895, according to the Gerontology Research Group, which tracks individuals of extremely old age.

19. First Indian-origin Sikh to be knighted this year by the Queen for his services to the administration of justice in the United Kingdom, has been chosen for the Pride of Sikh Community Award?
Sir Mota Singh QC

20. The Indian Company which has been barred from doing any business with World Bank for violating “procurement guidelines”, for a period of three years, beginning January 11, 2010?
Videocon Industries Ltd.

World Bank has blacklisted this Indian company for three years, ending January 11, 2013.

21. Who resigned as India’s chief football coach following his differences with All India Football Federation (AIFF) secretary general Alberto Colaco?
Bob Houghton

22. Which state won the overall title of National senior Federation Cup Athletic Championship held in Ranchi?

Kerala won the overall title with 11 gold medals (1 silver, 3 bronze) followed by Haryana (6) and Uttar Pradesh (5).

23. Which developing country offers the best conditions for maternity in the world, according to a report entitled “The State of the World Mothers 2010,” released by the Save the Children NGO?

24. Name of the 1932 Pablo Picasso painting of his mistress which has sold for $106.5 million US, a world record price for any work of art at auction?
“Nude, Green Leaves and Bust”

Nude Green Leaves, and Bust, a 1932 painting by Pablo Picasso, sold for more than $100 million US at Christie’s auction house. (Christie’s, New York/Associated Press)

25. Indian-born business administration scholar who is set to become the tenth Dean of Harvard Business School (HBS)?
Dr Nitin Nohria.

26. Which team clinched the I-League title for the fourth time after beating Lajong FC 1-0, with one round of the country’s premier football league still to go?
Dempo Sports Club.

27. Which club won the Coppa Italia (Italian FA Cup beating Roma in the final (1-0)?
Inter Milan.

Diego Milito hit the goal for Inter Milan.

28. Which club clinched their ninth French League title beating Rennes (3-1)?
Olympique de Marseille.

Olympique de Marseille is a French professional football club which became the first and only French club to win the UEFA Champions League in 1993.

29. Name of the American weekly news magazine hard hit by the internet and the recession, has been put up for sale by its owner, the Washington Post Company?

This weekly is the second largest news weekly magazine in the U.S published in four English language editions and 12 global editions written in the language of the circulation region.

30. President of Nigeria died on May 5, 2010 at the age of 58 after more than five months of battling with a heart ailment?
Umaru Yar’Adua.

He is the first university-educated president of Nigeria. He was declared the winner of the controversial Nigerian presidential election held on 21 April 2007, and was sworn in on 29 May 2007. He was a member of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan has been sworn in as President in a ceremony in the capital Abuja.

31. Who won a landmark ruling in the country’s highest court in a dispute with his brother over how to split the riches from the family’s gas business?
Mukesh Ambani.

India’s Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Mukesh Ambani in his long-running feud with his brother Anil Ambani over supplies from a huge natural gas discovery.

32. Who is sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Britain?
David Cameron. (Conservative Party)

He will head the government which is formed by the coalition between the Conservative Party and the left-leaning Liberal Democrats.

33. Who is the Deputy Prime Minister of Britain?
Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrats)

34. For the first time in the history of UK elections, two Indian-origin women have been elected to the House of Commons. Who are they?
Priti Patel and Valerie Vaz.

Priti Patel of Conservative party was elected from the Witham constituency and she has become the first Asian Woman MP (Member of Parliament) in Britain. Valerie Vaz of Labour party was elected from Walsall South constituency.

35. Largest Beaver Dam recently discovered in Canada using Google satellite technology located in?
Northern Alberta’s Wood Buffalo National Park.

Ecologist Jean Thie located the 2,788-foot (850-meter) dam using Google Earth and NASA technology and the dam stretches more than eight football fields long.

36. Which are the first countries to have country codes in Arabic scripts using a system that will also allow web addresses in Chinese, Thai and Tamil scripts?
Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Internet regulator ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) recently enabled full web addresses in non-Latin characters.

37. A ban on which African country competing at the next two African Nations Cup finals was formally lifted by the Confederation of African Football recently, ratifying an agreement brokered by FIFA in Zurich?

38. Which country has recently initiated steps to build its first indigenous civilian transport aircraft?

Government has set up a 15-member high-power committee (HPC) on National Civil Aircraft Development with former ISRO chief G Madhavan Nair as its Chairman for management and development of the key project.

39. Which club won English soccer’s Premier League after an 8-0 home win over Wigan Athletic in the final round of games?

Manchester United finishes second.

40. Who is sworn in as Costa Rica’s first female president?
Laura Chinchilla. She has become the third female president in Central America.

41. Who is named as Captain of the Indian Cricket Team on the tour to Zimbabwe from May 28 for the tri series involving Sri Lanka?
Suresh Raina

42. Who retained World Chess Championship title by winning a thrilling 12th and final game, beating Veselin Topalov of Russia?
Viswanathan Anand

Besides being the first Asian to win the World Championship in 2000, Anand now has the distinction of creating a hat trick with three World Championship titles in 2007, 2008 and 2010.

43. Which country became the fifth major emitter of Green House Gases after the US, China, the European Union and Russia?

India’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions increased by 41.66 percent between 1994 and 2007 making it the fifth major emitter to contribute to global warming.

44. BSNL, the state-owned telecom operator in India, recently has banned the Chinese telecom equipment makers from the bidding for the GSM projects in the northern and eastern zones in India. Name those companies.
Huawei and ZTE.

According to security assessments of Huawei Technologies put together by RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) of India, the Chinese firm not only shares ties with the Chinese security establishment but is also suspected to be a part of its intelligence set-up. RAW clearly point out that PLA (People Liberation Army) remains a customer of that company and has become more involved with it.

45. The first Hindi film which has been selected to be screened in the ‘Un Certain Regard Section’ of the Cannes film festival?

The film is debut film of director Vikramaditya Motwane. The last Indian film to make it to the Golden Palm Award category was Swam (Malayalam). Un Certain Regard is a section of the Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection.

46. Who was declared the winner of the Philippine presidential elections?
Benigno Aquino.

Former president Joseph Estrada finished in second place.

47. The Central Government of India recently appointed five independent directors for Air India. Who are they?
M.A. Yousafali, prominent Malayalee industrialist in Gulf countries.
Anand Mahindra, vice-chairman and MD of Mahindra group.
Fali Major, former Air Force head.
Harshvardhan Niyothiya, Ambuja reality chairman.
Amith Mithra, FiCCI secretary general.

48. Who has been selected J.C Daniel award for the year 2009?
K.S Sethumadhavan.

He is the renowned film director from early 60s to late 80s. The J.C Daniel award has been instituted by the State government as a part of Kerala State Film awards, since 1992.

49. Indian Government has given in principle approval for the setting-up of the Indian National Defence University in Haryana. The university is to be set up in which district of Haryana?
Binola in Gurgaon district of Haryana

50. Who is the first Muslim woman to serve in a British cabinet?
Sayeeda Warsi.

51. Which dealer of Maruti Cars ranked first in the country in Maruti sales?
Indus Motors, a Maruti dealer based in Kerala and Chennai.

52. The World Newspaper Conference from June 7-10 scheduled in Beirut (Lebanon) has been called off because?
The Lebanese host organization could not meet its financial commitments.

53. Which country recently announced that it has successfully carried out a nuclear fusion experiment in a further development of cutting-edge nuclear technology?
North Korea.

54. Who is the new Chief Justice of Delhi High Court?
Justice Dipak Misra

55. The Chief of Shri Ram Sena who was caught on camera for accepting bribe to hold riots in Karnataka?

Pramod Muthalik.

A sting operation carried out by TV channel Headlines Today and Tehelka magazine reveals that the Sena and its leader Muthalik are willing to stage riots for a price of Rs.60 Lakh in Bangalore or Mangalore.

56. New Zealand cricketer who has retired from all forms of cricket recently?
Shane Bond

Shane Bond played only 18 tests and took 87 wickets. However, Bond represented New Zealand in 82 ODI matches and bagged 147 wickets at an impressive average of 20.88 maintaining an economy rate of 4.28 which is enviable for a pacer today. He achieved his career-best figure 6 for 21 against Australia in 2003 world cup.

57. The former Vice-President of India and three-time Chief Minister of Rajasthan in the past who died at the age of 86 following cardiac arrest?
Bhairon Singh Shekhawat

He was a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and completed his tenure as 11th Vice-President. (August 2002-July 2007). He served as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan state three times, from 1977 to 1980, 1990 to 1992, and 1993 to 1998.

58. Which club won the F.A. Cup title defeating Portsmouth 1-0 in the final at Wembley Stadium, England?

Didier Drogba scored his 37th goal of the season to give Chelsea a 1-0 victory over Portsmouth in the F.A. Cup final.

59. Which country won the twenty 20 World Cup Cricket-2010 beating Australia by seven wickets in the final?

This is their first victory at an ICC limited-overs tournament.

Player of the match: Kieswetter (England).
Player of the series: Kevin Pietersen (England).

60. Which countries were named joint champions of the 19th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup after the final was abandoned because of heavy rain in northern Malaysia?
India and South Korea.

61. Which club beat Siena 1-0 to seal its fifth consecutive “Serie A title”?
Inter Milan.

62. n a brazen attack, Maoists on 17th May, 2010, blew up a bus killing at least 50 people, including 20 Special Police Officers. The attack took place in?
Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.

63. Name of the nuclear capable intermediate range missile successfully test fired by India on 17-05-2010 with a range of over 2,000 km, from a launch site in Orissa?

64. Who country took over the G15 group’s rotating presidency from Iran in the 14th summit of the G15 developing countries ended in Tehran?
Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, is the new president of G15 Groups.

65. Underworld don and India’s most wanted fugitive, who figures third on Forbes’ Most Wanted list that has been topped by Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden?
Dawood Ibrahim.

He is the mastermind of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts

66. Which country won ICC Women’s twenty 20 World Cup Cricket-2010 beating New Zealand in the final?
Player of the match: A Perry (Australia Women)
Player of the series: NJ Browne (New Zealand Women)

67. First Arab-American to Claim Miss USA Title?
Rima Fakih

68. A French court has ordered the release of an Iranian man convicted of killing exiled former Iranian Prime Minister Shapour Bakhtiar nearly two decades ago. Name that Iranian murderer?
Ali Vakili Rad.

Vakili was convicted in 1994 of the bloody stabbing death of Bakhtiar and his personal secretary at Bakhtiar’s suburban Paris villa in August 1991.

69. Bank of Rajasthan, one of the oldest private sector banks in the country, recently announced that it would merge with a private sector bank. Which is that Private sector Bank?

70. Veteran Indian film director who is to be honored with the Jaeger-LeCoultre ‘Glory to the Filmmaker’ award at the 67th Venice International Film Festival to be held in September, 2010?
Mani Ratnam.

71. Indian students who won the Third Place Grand Award for Team Projects in Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical, at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in the United States?
Manosij Ghosh Dastidar and Anarta Roy.

The needle designed by the two Kolkata students is a low cost single-shot hypodermic syringe aimed at preventing re-use of disposable syringes– especially in poor nations without much regulation.

72. Which country has recently banned Facebook, Wikipedia, Twitter and YouTube?

73. Top Indian American attorney who ascended to the post of acting solicitor general May 17, as Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan vacated the post?
Neal Katyal.

74. The cyclonic storm developed on 17th May, 2010 in the Bay of Bengal from a persistent area of convection killing many people in South India?

The cyclone caused heavy destruction in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka.
Laila is an Urdu name, meaning Night.

75. Man of the match winners of 20-20 Cricket Series between West Indies and South Africa held in West Indies.

First 20-20 played at Antigua 0n 19-05-2010- Ryan McLaren (South Africa). He took 5 wickets for 19 runs. South Africa won the match by 13 runs.

Second 20-20 played at Antigua 0n 20-05-2010- Johan Botha (South Africa). He took 3 wickets and scored 23 runs. South Africa won the match by 1 run.

Series: South Africa won the 2-match series 2-0

76. Which club won their fifth Spanish King’s Cup title by beating Atletico Madrid 2-0 in the final?

77. Gorkha leader and president of the Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League (ABGL) who was stabbed to death by unidentified men during clashes by rival Gorkha groups in the hill town of Darjeeling?
Madan Tamang.

78. The official anthem of the 2010 FIFA World Cup is?
Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) sung by Shakira and Freshlyground.

79. The US Director of National Intelligence has announced his resignation after frequent clashes with White House officials?
Dennis Blair.

80. Which Asian country launched a new spacecraft recently on a two-year mission to study the planet Venus and its climate?

A rocket carrying the Venus climate orbiter called “Akatsuki” blasted off from a Japanese space center in Kagoshima, southern Japan.

81. Who becomes the first male Indian Player in 13 years to qualify for the main draw at French Open Tennis-2010?
Somdev Devvarman.

82. An Air India Express flight flying on the Dubai-Mangalore route burst in to flames when it missed a safe landing on a table top runway in Mangalore airport killing 166 passengers on 22-05-2010. Name of that airliner?
Boing 737-800.

An airliner is a large fixed-wing aircraft for transporting passengers and cargo. Such planes are owned by airlines.

Mangalore airport was opened on 25 December 1951 and it is formerly known as Bajpe Airport.

83. Name of the American mountain climber who, on May 22, 2010, became the youngest person to climb Mount Everest?
Jordan Romero.

He was 13 years 10 months 10 days old when he reached the summit.

84. Who is the youngest Indian to conquer the Mount Everest?
Arjun Vajpai.

He achieved this feat at an age of 16 years, 11 months and 18 days. He broke the record set by the Krishna Patil of Maharashtra who climbed the summit at the age of 19.

85. Name of the Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer who holds the record for reaching the summit of Mount Everest more times than any other person?
Apa Sherpa

He has climbed the mountain twenty times as of May 2010.

86. Which football club won the Champions League with a 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the final?
Inter Milan

87. Man of the Match winners of ODI Cricket Series between West Indies and South Africa held in West Indies.

First ODI played on 22 May 2010:

Man of the match: Hashim Amla. (South Africa) He scored 102 runs.

South Africa won the match by 66 runs (D/L method)

Second ODI played on 24 May 2010:

Man of the match: Hashim Amla. (South Africa).He scored 92 runs.

South Africa won the match by 17 runs.

Third ODI played on 28 May 2010:

Man of the match: AB de Villiers (South Africa).He scored 70 runs.

Fourth ODI played on 30 May 2010:

Man of the match: Hashim Amla. (South Africa)He scored 129 runs.

South Africa won the match by 7 wickets.

88. Which film won the coveted Golden Palm award at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival?
“Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.”

This Thai film about a man dying of kidney failure that left many puzzling over its meaning, won the Palme d’Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

89. Man of the Match winners of 20-20 Cricket Series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka held in U.S.A.

First 20-20 played on 22 May 2010:
Man of the match: Scott Styris. (New Zealand) He took 3 wickets for 10 runs.
New Zealand won the match by 28 runs.
Second 20-20 played on 23 May 2010:
Man of the match: Nuwan Kulasekhara. (Sri Lanka) He took 3 wickets for just 4 runs.
Sri Lanka won the match by 7 wickets.
Series 2-match series drawn 1-1.
Man of the Series: Daniel Vettori (New Zealand)

90. Who has been elected the first woman prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago after her five-party coalition swept to victory in snap elections in the former British colony?
Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

91. Who is the third woman ever and the first Indian after Nobel laureate Amartya Sen to become a tenured professor at Harvard University’s high-brow economics department?
Gita Gopinath.

92. Who has been named Pakistan’s Test and ODI cricket captain ahead of a busy summer which takes in the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka and then six Tests, five ODIs, as well as four T20Is, in England against Australia and the hosts?
Shahid Afridi.

93. Who won the man of the match award in the first test cricket match between Bangladesh and England held in Lords from May 27-31, 2010?
Steven Finn. (England).

He took 4 wickets in the first innings and 5 wickets in the second.

England won the match by 8 wickets.

94. Who won the man of the match award in the ODI cricket match between India and Zimbabwe in the Triangular series held in Zimbabwe on May 28, 2010?
Brendan Taylor. (Zimbabwe). He scored 81 runs.
Result: Zimbabwe won the match by 6 wickets.

95. Who won the man of the match award in the ODI cricket match between India and Sri Lanka in the Triangular series held in Zimbabwe on May 30, 2010?
Rohit Sarma. (India). He scored 101 runs.
Result: India won the match by 7 wickets.

96. At least 120 passengers are feared killed and 160 injured after suspected Maoists derailed 13 coaches of Mumbai-bound Gyaneshwari Express leading to a collision with a goods train in a state in eastern India. Which is that state?
West Bengal.
The incident took place in West Midnapore district of West Bengal.

97. Suspected Islamist militants attacked two mosques packed with hundreds of worshippers in an Islamic country on 28-05-2010 killing at least 80 people while attending salatul-jumah (Friday Prayer) at their local mosques. Which is that Islamic nation?

The mosques were located in the Ahmadiyya Muslim community. Pakistan, a Muslim-majority nation whose longtime struggle with sectarianism has been exacerbated by the violent rise of the Sunni extremist Taliban and al-Qaida movements.

98. State of emergency has been declared in a country in Central America after a powerful eruption at the southern Pacaya volcano killed a television journalist and forced the international airport to close. Which is that country?

99. The 2016 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as Euro 2016, will be held in?

100. Who resigned as Jharkhand chief minister after failing to get the support of Congress and its ally JVM (P) ahead of trust vote in the assembly?
Shibu Soren

101. The British chief secretary to the Treasury resigned recently after revelations about his parliamentary expenses allegedly passed on to his long-term partner?
David Laws.

102. Name of the social networking site which is temporarily blocked by Bangladesh on 29-05-2010 after a man was arrested for uploading content onto it deemed offensive?

103. Who became the first Indian batsman to make Century in International Twenty-20 match ?

Suresh Raina is the first Indian batsman and third overall to crack a Twenty20 international century after making a breezy 60-ball 101 against South Africa in a World Cup match in St. Lucia?
West Indies captain Chris Gayle (117 from 57 balls against South Africa) and Brendon McCullum of New Zealand (116 from 56 balls against Australia) are the other two batsmen to have scored a century in the shortest format of the game.

1. Which team win the 3rd ICC T20 World cup in west Indies ?
England beat Australia by 7 wickets
Man of the Match – Craig Krieswetter 63 (49)
Man of the Series – Kevin Peterson

2. Who is appointed as the director general of inspection and safety wing of the Indian Air Force (IAF)?
Air Marshal Ajay Shriniwas Karnik.

3. First Indian who is selected for the honorary doctorate degree in humane letters by State University of New York?
Amritanandamayi Devi, Hindu spiritual leader.
She is selected for this honour in recognition of her wide-ranging humanitarian contributions .In the university’s 164-year history, only two other world leaders, including Tibetan spiritual head the Dalai Lama have been bestowed this award.

4. Who is appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Bank?
T.M. Bhasin.

5. Who won the WISPA Indian Challenger squash tournament held at Calcutta Racket Club squash courts on April 17, 2010?

Dipika Pallikal.
She defeated Emma Beddoes of England 11-9, 11-8, 9-11, 11-6 in the final.
It was her first WISPA (Women’s International Squash Players Association) title.

6. Russia have reached an agreement with a Latin American country to draft plans on the construction of the first nuclear power plant in that country. Which is that country?

7. Ten Policemen were killed by Maoist attack in a district in Orissa on 5th April, 2010.Name of that district?
Koraput district.

8. Who won the Sony Ericsson Open title held in Miami beating Venus Williams 6-2, 6-1in the final?
Kim Clijsters.
This is her second Sony Ericsson Open title in Miami.

9. Who defeated Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi 6-2, 7-5 to clinch the Sony Ericsson Open doubles tennis held in Miami?
Leander Paes(India) and Czech Lukas Dlouhy (Czech Republic).

10. Who won the Miami Sony Ericsson ATP Masters title?
Andy Roddick
He beat Czech Tomas Berdych( 7-5, 6-4) in the final.

11. Who won Formula one’s Malaysian grand prix held in Sepang, Malaysia?
Sebastian Vettel. (Germany)
He is Red Bull Formula One driver

12. Name of the six Indian entrepreneurs who have been selected to attend the two-day Presidential Summit on entrepreneurship starting April 26 in Washington, which will be hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama?
Irfan Alam, Shahnaz Husain, Ramachandra Kavil, Shaffi Mather, Shaheen Mistri and Sirajuddin Qureshi.

13. Name of South African white supremacist leader who has been killed on his farm in the country’s north-west by two farm workers after a dispute over unpaid wages?
Eugene Terreblanche.
Mr. Terreblanche, who campaigned for a separate white homeland, came to prominence in the early 1980s.

14. Legendary fast bowler, regarded as one of the greatest English cricketers of the 20th century, who died at the age of 91 recently?
Sir Alec Victor Bedser.
He was the chairman of selectors for the English national cricket team, and the president of Surrey County Cricket Club. In 51 Test matches for England he took 236 wickets.

15. Kerala STATE Film Awards.

Best Actor:Mammootty

Kerala State Film Awards 2010 or List of Winners of Kerala State Film Awards for the year 2009 declared. Mammooty won the best actor award for his remarkable performance in the films “Pazhassi Raja, Paleri Manikyam and Kutty Shrank. Best Actress award went to Swetha Menon for depicting the character “Cheeru” in the film “Paleri Manikyam : Oru Pathira Kolapathakathinte Katha”

Best Actress:Swetha Menon

Pazhassi Raja , multilingual biopic magnum opus film directed by T. Hariharan, and written by M.T. Vasudevan Nair won 8 awards and “Paleri Manikyam : Oru Pathira Kolapathakathinte Katha” (Director:Ranjith) based on a Malayalam novel by T. P. Rajeevan with the same name, won 4 awards. Interestingly Padmashree Mammooty acted lead roles in these two films.
Kerala State Film Awards, the most prestigious film awards for a motion picture made in Kerala were started in the year 1969 and the awards were managed directly by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala.
Actor: Mammootty (Pazhassi Raja, Paleri Manikyam, Kutty Shrank)
Actress: Swetha Menon (Paleri Manikyam : Oru Pathira Kolapathakathinte Katha)
Director: Hariharan (Pazhassi Raja)
Script Writer: M T Vasudevan Nair ((Pazhassi Raja)
Best Film – Paleri Manikyam oru Pathira Kolapathakathinte Katha
Second Best Movie – Raamanam
Popular Film: Ividam Swargamaanu(Directed By Roshan Andrews)
Best New Director – P Sukumar( Film: Swantham lekhakan)
Music: Mohan sithara (Soofi Paranja Katha )
Singer (male): Yesudas (Film: Madya venal Music: Kaithapram Viswanathan)
Singer (female): Sriya goshal (Film :Banaras, Music: M. Jayachandran)
Background Music: Rahul Raj( Rithu)
Choreography: Dinesh Kumar( Sagar Alias Jackey)
Supporting Actor: Manoj K Jayan ( Pazhassi raja )
Supporting Actress: Pathma priya (pazhassi raja)
Child artist: Niveditha (brahmaram)
Comedian: Suraj venjaran mood (Ivar Vivahitharayal)
Editor: Sreekar prasad (pazhassi raja)
Special Jury Award: Jagathi Sreekumar
Costume Designer – Natarajan(pazhassi raja)
Dubbing Artist – Shoby Thilakan(pazhassi raja)
Child Film: Kesu
Sound Recordist: N Harikumar ( Patham Nilayile Theevandi)
Art Director: Muthuraj (Pazhassi Raja)
Lyricist : Rafiq Ahmed ( Soofi Paranja Katha)
Cameraman: KG Jayan ( Soofi Paranja Katha)
Story: Sashi Paravoor – (Kadaksham)
Documentary: “Ezhuthatha Kathukal”

16. In a state in eastern India, Maoist Naxalite insurgents killed 76 Paramilitary soldiers of CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) on April 6, 2010. Which is that state?

17. Who is appointed as brand ambassador for the ‘Mega Tennis Event’ organized by All India Tennis Association (AITA) which is aimed at the development of sport in the country?
Sania Mirza.

18. In a significant step in taking their bilateral relations to a new level, India has signed an agreement with a neighbouring country to establish a hotline between prime ministers of the two countries. Which is that country?
Under the agreement, dedicated phone lines will be set up in the prime minister’s office of the two countries.

19. Capital of Thailand, which was placed under a state of emergency on April 7, 2010 as Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva sought to prevent weeks of anti-government protests turning violent after demonstrators stormed parliament?

20. Opposition leaders in a country in Central Asia had seized power and had taken control of security headquarters, state television and various government buildings of that country recently. Which is that country?

21. Which countries have recently agreed a solution to a long-running disagreement over the height of Mount Everest?
Nepal and China.

As per the agreement, the official overall height of Everest is now designated as 8,848m. Nepal also recognises China’s claim that the rock height of Everest is 8,844m.

22. Which country has recently ordered its TV channels not to use any English acronyms, (such as GDP for gross domestic product) in a bid to preserve the purity of its language?

23. Name of Europe’s spacecraft which has launched on April 8, 2010 from Baikonur in Kazakhstan on a mission to map the Earth’s ice cover.
From its polar orbit, CryoSat-2 will send back data leading to new insights into how ice is responding to climate change and the role it plays in our ‘Earth system’. It is a copy of a spacecraft that was destroyed on launch in 2005.

24. Former vice chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University who is appointed as a member of National Commission for Religious and Linguistic Minorities Education (NCMEI)?
Dr.Cyriac Thomas.
This appointment is for a period of five years.
Justice M S A Siddiqui is the chairman of NCMEI.
Mohinder Singh, former member of National Commission for Religious and Linguistic Minorities is the third member of the full three-member commission.

25. Name of the rocket made in India, launching of which failed on 15th April, 2010 as the two Indian cryogenic engines got failed during the launch?
(GSLV-Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle)
The GSLV-D3 was carrying a communication satellite GSAT-4 and others weighing more than two tones.

26. Which countries have signed an agreement to boost cooperation in the education sector on 8th April 2010?
India and Australia.
The agreement was signed in Melbourne between Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Julia Gillard and India’s Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal.

27. Name of the non nuclear weapons programme developed by United States , which consists of new generation of high-speed weapons that are intended to strike anywhere on Earth within an hour?
Prompt Global Strike (PGS).
Prompt Global Strike (PGS) is a United States military initiative to develop a system capable of a precision conventional weapon strike anywhere in the world in 1 hour just as a nuclear attack can currently be carried with intercontinental ballistic missiles.

28. Who has entered the Limca Book co Records for electronically preserving a large collection of photographs?
Josekutty Panackal.
He is the senior news photographer of Malayala Manorama, leading newspaper of Kerala. The Limca Book of records states “Panackal has a collection of 31,795 news photographs as of May 31, 2009 all shot by himself over eight years.

29. Sri Lankan Cricketer who has won the parliamentary general election under the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) from his native Matara district recently?
Sanath Jayasurya.

30. Polish President who died along with 130 others when their plane crashed while coming in for a landing in western Russia on April 10, 2010?
Lech Kaczynski.
There were no survivors on the Soviet-era Tupolev, which was taking the president, his wife and staff to events marking the 70th anniversary of the massacre of thousands of Polish officers by Soviet secret police.

31. Alleged mastermind of arms-drop case of Purulia who was arrested at his home in Copenhagen on April 9, 2010?
Kim Peter Davy. He is expected to be extradited to India to face trial.
The Purulia arms drop case was an infamous incident in which unauthorised arms were dropped from an Antonov An-26 aircraft in Purulia district in the state of West Bengal in India on 17 December 1995. A Latvian aircraft dropped a large consignment of arms including several hundred AK-47 rifles and more than a million rounds of ammunition over a large area in Jhalda, Ghatanga, Belamu, Maramu villages of Purulia district on the night of 17 December 1995.

32. Which country is building a new airport near Mount Everest with the apparent purpose of turning the Chinese side of the tallest peak into a climber’s paradise?
China. The airport has been named “the Peace Airport”.

33. Which country has revoked its decision to give the contract of printing Machine-Readable Passports (MRPs) to India?

34. Who is appointed as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Sikkim?
Justice Barin Ghosh.

35. Which country won the World Circle Style Kabaddi Championship defeating Pakistan in the final held in Ludhiana?
India. India won the title with a prominent margin of 58-24 points.

36. Who became ‘Wisden Cricketer of the Year for the second time in a row, beating off competition from England captain Andrew Strauss and Sri Lankan Tillakaratne Dilshan?
Virender Sehwag.
Sehwag apart, English wicketkeeper Matt Prior, spinner Graeme Swann, batsman Graham Onions, pacer Stuart Broad and Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke were the ‘Five Cricketers of the Year’ chosen by the magazine.

37. Which country is decided to conduct its first ever U.S.-styled televised election debates on April 22 and April 29 which will telecast on Britain’s Channel 4 News.?
Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the Labour Party, Conservative leader David Cameron and Nick Clegg of the Liberal Democrats will take audience questions on issues such as crime and health care. This is Britain’s first-ever national televised election debate.

38. Which country has decided to lodge a formal complaint in the United Nations against remarks by President Barack Obama of the United States that Washington could use nuclear weapons against them?

39. Who has been appointed as the 14th Judge Advocate General JAG of the Indian Army?
Major General C.S. Nair. He will take charge on May 1.

40. Name of the new head for Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) appointed by
Afghan President Hamid Karzai?
Fazel Ahmad Manavi

41. Government of India’s Minister of State for External Affairs, who resigned recently over allegations of corruption in winning a cricket league franchise (IPL Kochi team)?
Shashi Tharoor.

42. Who has been chosen for the Kerala State’s prestigious Raja Ravi Varma award?
C. N. Karunakaran. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 1.25 lakh.
The award, instituted by the State Government, is given annually to persons who have made outstanding contributions to the field of painting and sculpture in the State.

43. Who claim title at the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix held in Shanghai?
Jenson Button, McLaren’s British driver.

44. Agricultural scientist who became the first Cuban to win the U.S.-based Goldman Environmental Prize, also known as the “green Nobel?

Humberto Rios Labrada. The award is considered as world’s biggest award for grassroots environmentalism.

45. Who won the Monte Carlo Masters Tennis Title defeating Fernando Verdasco( 6-0, 6-1)in the final?
Rafael Nadal. This is his 6th straight Monte Carlo Masters title

46. The first Malayalam playback singer and the actress who acted in the first Malayalam talkie ‘Balan’ died recently at the age of 86?
M. K. Kamalam.

47. Who has been named the new Chief Minister of Meghalaya?
Mukul Sangma.

48. Some 2,000 villagers from a city in Maharashtra on April 19, 2010 attacked the Coca-Cola unit and ransacked its pumping station in protest against water crisis in their region. Which is that city?
Villagers from Thane’s Vada attacked the Coca-Cola unit which directly draws water from the Vaitarna Dam for production of their various drinks.

49. Former Supreme Court Justice who will represent Tamil Nadu on the five-member committee constituted by the apex court to review the safety of the Mullaperiyar Dam?
A.R. Lakshmanan.

50. President of the International Olympic Committee from 1980 to 2001, who has died in Barcelona recently?
Juan Antonio Samaranch.
He was heading the IOC for 21 years for the longest tenure after that of the body’s founding father, Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

51. Who is the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka?

Dissanayake Mudiyansalage Jayaratne.
He is the senior most leader of the ruling Freedom Party.

52. Former Argentine de facto president and army chief who was sentenced to 25 years in prison after being found guilty of ordering torture and illegal detentions during his 1982-1983 rule?
Reynaldo Bignone.

53. A pioneering voice of the American civil rights movement whose crusade for racial justice and gender equality spanned more than six decades, died recently at Howard University Hospital?

Dorothy Irene Height.
She was an American administrator, educator, and social activist. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.

54. Name of the two presidents who have been announced as winners of the 2010 Champions of the Earth Awards, which is the United Nations’ highest award for environmental leadership?
Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo, President of Guyana.
Mr. Mohamed Nasheed, President of the Maldives.

55. Who was unanimously elected as the Speaker of Sri Lanka?
Chamal Rajapaksa. He is Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s older brother.

56. The president of Medical Council of India (MCI)who was arrested by CBI for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs two crore to grant recognition to a medical college in Punjab.
Dr. Ketan Desai.

57. India’s first marina which was inaugurated by Defense Minister A K Antony on 25th April 2010 is located at?
Bolghaty Island, Kochi, Kerala.
This marina of international standards is run by Ocean Blue can accommodate 34 yachts and a 3 story marina house.

58. Which team won the third edition of Indian Premiere League (2010)?
Chennai Super Kings.
They defeated Mumbai Indians by 22 runs in the final held in Mumbai.
Man of the Match: Suresh Raina( He scored 57 runs from 35 balls and took one wicket.)

59. Which state emerged overall champions in the seventh National Junior Youth Athletic Championships at the Nehru Stadium in Coimbatore?
Haryana won six gold, six silver and one bronze medals to relegate Maharashtra (6-5-3) to the runners-up position. Hosts Tamil Nadu with six gold, four silver and six bronze medals were overall third.

60. Who has been named the new interim chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL)?
Chirayu Amin.
BCCI suspended Lalit Modi from his post as chairman and commissioner of IPL, over allegations of financial irregularities, match-fixing and rigging of bids.

61. Manchester United and England striker who won the Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year award?
Wayne Rooney.

62. Indian diplomat and second secretary with the Indian High Commission in Islamabad who has been arrested after her alleged involvement was found in passing sensitive Indian government information to the Pakistan based Inter- Services Intelligence (ISI)?
Madhuri Gupta.

63. Name of India’s first stem cell based product developed by Stempeutics Research Pvt. Ltd., a group company of Manipal Education & Medical Group?

64. The 16th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit is held in ?
The summit held in the Bhutanese capital Thimphu on April 28-29, 2010
Bhutan is hosting the summit for the first time since the regional body was established in 1985.

65. Which country formally marked completion of the world’s longest seawall on April 27, 2010?
South Korea.
The 33.9 kilometre Saemangeum seawall encloses 401 square kilometres of seawater built in a reclaimed tidal flat in Gunsan, North Jeolla Province, nearly 20 years after launching of the project.

66. The former drug-running dictator of Panama ousted by a US invasion in 1989, who has been flown from America to Paris where he will face trial on fresh money laundering charges?
Manuel Noriega.
He is a Panamanian politician and soldier. He was military dictator of Panama from 1983 to 1989.
The 1989 invasion of Panama by the United States removed him from power; he was captured, detained as a prisoner of war, and flown to the United States. He has been extradited to France from the United States.

67. Who has been declared the winner of Sudan’s first democratic presidential election in 24 years?
Omar Hassan al-Bashir.
Omar al-Bashir’s victory was widely expected after his most credible challengers pulled out of the race to protest alleged fraud. The International Criminal Court, which has issued an arrest warrant against him for war crimes in Darfur.

68. Country which has won its bid for the world’s largest telescope to be constructed on its shores?
The 42-metre European Extremely Large Telescope will be built in Chile’s north — 3,060 meters (10, 040 feet) above sea level on a mountain known as Armazonas. Armazonas is located in the central part of the Atacama Desert.

69. Who has become the first woman to climb the world’s peaks over 8,000 metres when she scaled Mount Annapurna in Nepal?
Oh Eun-sun. She is a South Korean female mountaineer.
Italy’s Reinhold Messner was the first man to achieve the feat.

70. Name of the Indian-origin man who has received one of South Africa’s highest honours “the Order of the Baobab in Silver”?
Imtiaz Sooliman
He started the Gift of the Givers Foundation more than a decade ago, received the Order of the Baobab in Silver from South African President Jacob Zuma .

71. Which country lifted it’s a decades-old travel ban on HIV-positive foreigners from visiting the country?

72. Who has been given additional charge of Governor of Rajasthan following the demise of former governor Prabha Rau?
Shiva Raj Patel.
He is the current Governor of Punjab.

73. The Supreme Court of India recently dismissed all cases registered against South Indian film actress and activist of her alleged remarks on pre-marital sex. Name of that actress?

74. Name of India’s first indigenously-built stealth warship which was commissioned by defence minister A.K. Antony at the naval dockyard in Mumbai on April 29, 2010?
INS Shivalik.
INS Shivalik is the one and only Ship to use high-strength steel developed and produced in India. This ship is made to bypass the detection from normal radar and surveillance equipments. The ship is named on the high hills of ‘Shivalik’ Mountains in Himalayas.

75. Who is also the current chairman of SAARC?
Lyonchhen Jigmi Y.Thinley, Prime Minister of Bhutan.

76. Who topped the list of Britain’s richest people according to the annual Sunday Times Rich List survey?
Lakshmi Mittal, British-based steel magnate.

77. The second edition of Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) will be held in?
South Africa. The tournament will be held from September 10 to 26, 2010.

78. Former vice president of India who died recently ?
Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
(23 October 1923 – 15 May 2010) was the 11th Vice-President of India.

79. Governor of Rajasthan who died recently ?
Mrs Prabha Rau died on 26 April 2010

80. Who becomes the 3rd South African after Andrew Hudson and Jacques Rudoph to score a century on Test debut?
Alviro Petersen

81. Who is appointed as the Secretary of Petroleum and Natural Gas?
Sthanunathan Sundareshan

82. Which city of India will host the 12th edition of South Asian Games (SAF Games) in 2012?

83. Which Indian film won as many as six awards including the best director award in the ‘Narrative Feature’ section of the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival (LARFF)?
`Phir Kabhie’.
Director V K Prakash and script writer M Sindhuraj have won the best director and writer awards respectively in the `Narrative Feature’ section of the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival (LARFF) 2009 for the bollywood film `Phir Kabhie’. The film also won awards for the best narrative feature film, best narrative feature film director( V K Prakash), best narrative screenplay (M.Sindhuraj), best original score (Rajat Dholakia and Shantanu Moitra), best production design (Nitin Desai) and the best costume design (Bhanu Athaiyah & Simple Kapadia).

84. Which country’s Supreme Court disallowed kite flying during the occasion of the spring festival of Basant?

Kite flying is an integral part of the Basant celebration.

85. Which bank became the first Indian bank to break into the world’s Top 50 list, according to the Brand Finance Global Banking 500, an annual international ranking by UK-based Brand Finance Plc, this year?
The State Bank of India (SBI).

HSBC retain its top slot for the third year and there are 20 Indian banks in the Brand Finance® Global Banking 500.

86. Which country won the African Cup of Nations soccer tournament for the third consecutive time with a 1-0 victory over Ghana in the final in Luanda, Angola?
Egypt. Egypt won African nations cup for the seventh time.

87. Who won 72nd Corus Chess Tournament held in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands?
Magnus Carlsen.
This 19 year old Norwegian chess player is coached by former world champion Gary Kasparov. He is currently ranked number one in the world. On 26 April 2004 Carlsen became a Grandmaster at the age of 13 years, 148 days, making him the third youngest Grandmaster in history. At the age of 19 years, 32 days he became the youngest chess player in history to be ranked world number one, breaking the record previously held by Vladimir Kramnik.

88. Which country recently admitted that white phosphorous was used in attacks on Gaza?

White phosphorus (WP) as an incendiary weapon burns fiercely and can set cloth, fuel, ammunition and other combustibles on fire. Since World War II, it has been extensively used as an anti-personnel weapon capable of causing serious burns or death.

89. Name of the Pop star who was the big winner at the prestigious Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, winning six prizes?
Beyonce Knowles.She has set a new record for the most awards won in a single year by a solo female, and takes her career tally to 16. Beyonce husband Jay z also won 3 awards.

90. Who is the new Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh?
Justice Kurian Joseph

91. Popular actor, director, and screenwriter who has acted in more than 300 films in Malayalam, died on 2 February 2010 due to liver problem?
Cochin Haneefa
He, aged 58, also acted in Tamil and Hindi Films. He is the director of super hit Malayalam film “Vatsalyam”

92. The Hyderabad Cricket Association has decided not to allow spectators inside the Rajiv International Cricket Stadium due to the ongoing protests over Telangana issue for the final of a domestic first-class cricket competition between South Zone and West Zone. Which is that tournament?
The Duleep Trophy

93. The Central Government has formed a five-member expert committee on Telangana issue on Feb 3, 2010. The committee is headed by?

B N Srikrishna, former Supreme Court Judge.

Other members are:

Prof (Dr) Ranbir Singh, Vice Chancellor, National Law University, Delhi

Dr Abusaleh Shariff, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute, Delhi

Dr (Ms) Ravinder Kaur, Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT, Delhi
Vinod K Duggal, former Home Secretary.

94. Indian who has received two Australia Day Achievement Medals for his contribution to the society there?
He is the secretary of the Federation of Indian communities, Queensland (FICQ) and a native of Kerala. He has been settled in Brisbane for more than 10 years and won the Lord Mayor’s 2010 Australia Day Achievement Award recently.

95. In a country in East Asia., a nine-year-old school girl gave birth by Caesarean section to a healthy baby boy. Which is that country?

96. Name of the 10-foot-long research rocket carrying a mouse, two turtles and worms into space
launched by Iran on 02-02-2010?
Kavoshgar-3, which means Explorer-3 in Farsi.

97. Which country has refused to grant citizenship to a man who forced his wife to wear the full Islamic veil or niqab?

98. Name of the Pakistani neuroscientist trained at an elite American university has been found guilty of two charges of attempted murder after she tried to kill US agents in Afghanistan in 2008?
Aafia Siddiqui

99. Which sculptor’s bronze sculpture has been sold for record 65million pounds at an auction in London?
Alberto Giacometti

100. Which Indian publishing house has used the multimedia print reader (MPR) technology to launch two new products called ‘The Talking Book’ and ‘The Talking Pen’?
Aadarsh Private Limited
According to the company, when the MPR enabled pen is positioned over a book with MPR codes, it activates the pre-loaded audio files and readers are also able to hear the text they are reading.

101. The book written by Taslima Nasrin which is a compilation of power-packed articles on feminism and suppression of women across the world?
“No Country for Women”.

102. One of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which has discovered a new oilfield off its coast, and expects to pump the first crude from it by early next year. Which is that emirate?
The oil field is the first hydrocarbon discovery in the emirate’s territory in 30 years.

103. The Central Government of India has extended the ban on an Islamic Student organization for two years recently. Name of that Organization?
Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI)

104. An American Christian activist, who entered North Korea illegally on Christmas day to draw attention to human rights abuses in the country, has been released by Korean government after showing “sincere repentance” for the transgression. Name of that missionary?
Robert Park

105. Which country has agreed to accept ground-based interceptors from the United States as part of its missile defense system in Eastern Europe?

106. Which state became the first State in India to announce a ban on Bt Brinjal even before the Centre takes a final decision on the introduction of the controversial genetically modified crop?

107. Who has taken over as Director-General of Income Tax (Investigation), Kochi (Kerala)?
E.T. Lukose.

108. Indian American author who is currently a member of Arts and Humanities Committee of US government appointed by President Barack Obama.?
Jhumpa Lahiri

109. Who has been appointed as England captain after Fabio Capello sacked John Terry of the role following allegations over his private life?
Rio Ferdinand

110. South African player who scored his 34th Test hundred in the recent test match against India?
Jacques Kallis
Kallis, moves level with Sunil Gavaskar and Brian Lara on 34 Test hundreds – only Ricky Ponting (39) and Sachin Tendulkar (45) have more.

111. Who smashed an unbeaten belligerent 210 as West Zone created a world record by successfully chasing down 536 against South Zone to win the Duleep Trophy?
Yusuf Pathan
It was the biggest run chase in the history of first class cricket.

112. Name of the four-year medical course proposed by the Indian Health Ministry and Medical Council of India (MCI) which is aimed at meeting the public health challenges in rural areas?

Bachelor of Rural Health Care (BHRC). Earlier it is named as Bachelor of Rural Medicine and Surgery (BRMS).
The BRMS training will be given in three phases – the first two phases will have the duration of one year each and the final one will have 18 months. The internship will have six month duration.

113. Who have been chosen for the G.D. Birla International Award in art and culture category?
V.P. Dhananjayan and his wife Shantha Dhananjayan .
They will receive the award along with two social workers, Zokhumi Vankung of Mizoram for service to humanity and Percy Barnevik, a Swiss National, for his work in the rural areas of Tamil Nadu.

114. Chairman of news and current affairs channel -Channel Nepal – and largest cable operator Space Time Network, who was shot dead by unknown assailants in the capital Katmandu?
Jamim Shah

He was a Nepalese media entrepreneur had two newspapers (now closed) and a television channel “Channel Nepal”, which is the first satellite channel in Nepal.

115. Which country now joins Chile as the second country in Latin America to have a cabinet with gender parity?
Bolivia’s cabinet comprised of 10 men and 10 women.

116. Name of the long-range missile successfully test-fired and launched by India on 07-02-2010 from Wheeler Island in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Orissa.?
The missile, which has a range capability of 3500-kilometers was flight tested by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). This was the fourth flight test in the Agni-3 series. The missile is 17 meters long and two metres in diameter. It was powered by a two-stage solid propellant system with a pay load capability of 1.5 tons.

117. Who won the Asian Tour International golf title held in Bangkok?
Gaganjeet Bhullar(India)
Asian Tour International is a golf tournament on the Asian Tour, played in Thailand. It has been held annually since 2008.

118. Which High Court recently struck down a state law providing 4% reservation in government jobs and educational institutions and jobs to 15 groups belonging to the Muslim community.?
Andhra Pradesh

119. Which pairs clinched their first ATP World Tour doubles Tennis title after a hard-fought 2-6, 6-3, 10-5 victory over Karol Beck and Harold Levy in the final of $4,42,500 South African Open in Johannesburg?
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam Qureshi

120. Which country recently tightened its immigration rules to favour higher-skilled workers over “hairdressers” and “cooks”, a revision that will lead to the rejection of an estimated 20,000 migration applications from foreign students, including Indians?

121. Who was sworn in as Ukraine’s new President?
Viktor Yanukovych

122. Which country cut ties with the British Museum on Sunday in protest at repeated delays in the loan to Tehran of an ancient Persian treasure, the Cyrus Cylinder?
The Cyrus cylinder, also known as the Cyrus the Great cylinder, is a document issued by the Persian ruler Cyrus the Great in the form of a clay cylinder inscribed in Akkadian cuneiform The cylinder was created following the Persian conquest of Babylon in 539 BC, when Cyrus overthrew the Babylonian king Nabonidus and replaced him as ruler, ending the Neo-Babylonian Empire. The text of the cylinder describes Nabonidus as impious and portrays the victorious Cyrus as pleasing to the chief Babylonian god Marduk. It goes on to describe how Cyrus had improved the lives of the citizens of Babylonia, repatriated displaced peoples and restored temples and cult sanctuaries.

123. Which country emerged triumphant at the 11th South Asian Games Women’s football tournament, beating Nepal 3-1 to win the gold medal at the event?

124. Name of the First 100% spy satellite of India which will be operational by 2014 to keep an eye on neighbouring regions?
Communication-Centric Intelligence Satellite (CCI-Sat) .
India in October 2001 has already entered the League of Nations having spy satellites – USA, Russia, Japan and Russia – with the launch of the Technology Experiment Satellite (TES). Besides TES, ISRO’s Cartosat series of satellites and the Radar Imaging Satellite (RISAT)-2 can also be used for surveillance and espionage.

125. Kerala’s first digital apartments which offer a slew of facilities opened recently at?
Asset Homes, the new generation builder says its ‘digital’ apartment project at Kakkanad is the first such in the country. The two towers, ‘Silicon Heights’ and ‘Cyber Heights,’ have 90 apartments in a lakh and a half square feet of area. Some of the features of these apartments are automatic gates, boom barriers which open only for the owners, touch-button lobby doors, a security set-up with more than 40 cameras, wi-fi and voice-over Internet protocol phone.

126. ‘The Hunted- In search of Home and Hope’ was adjudged the best debut film of a Director in the recently concluded Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films held at the Tata Theatre, N.C.P.A, Mumbai. Who is the director of the film?
Shaji Pattanam

Other Awards of Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films :

Russian director Alexander Gutman’s ’17 August’ won the Golden Conch for the Best Documentary, while ‘The Spell’ directed by Umesh Kulkarni was adjudged the best fiction film.

Ritu Sarin and Sonam Tenzing’s documentary ‘The Sun behind the Clouds’ won the Silver Conch in the ‘Documentary above 30 minutes category. “Vagabond – A nomad in spirit and in reality” and ‘I Found a Thread’ jointly shared the Silver Conch award in the ‘Documentary under 30 minutes category.

In the fiction category, Vinoo Choliparambil’s ‘Vitthal’ won the Silver Conch. ‘Burma VJ- Reporting from a Closed Country ‘won the ‘Best Film of the Festival Award for the Producer’ .

Deepa Bhatia’s ‘Nero’s Guests’ received the Critics Award and Bejinxed’ won the Best Student Film award, instituted by the Indian Documentary Producers’ Association.

The V. Shantaram Award for Lifetime Achievement went to M.V. Krishnaswamy. Sanjay Jangir’s ‘Wait and Path’ won the Golden Conch in the Best Animation Film Category.

127. Which country won the men’s football gold medal in the South Asian Games held in Dhaka?
Bangladesh. They thrashed Afghanistan 4-0 to clinch their second men’s title.

128. Which country finished at top in the 11th South Asian Games held in Bangladesh with a total of 175 medals?
India proved its supremacy clinching 90 gold, 55 silver and 30 bronze medals. Pakistan followed in the second place with 19 gold, 25 silver and 36 bronze medals while hosts Bangladesh finished at the third with 18 gold, 23 silver and 56 bronze medals.

129. Eminent economist, who was part of the team that chalked out the first five-year plan of India, died at the age of 85?

130. Malayalam cinema’s popular lyricist who has won the prestigious Kerala State Award for the best lyricist seven times and had written lyrics for about 400 films died recently at the age of 49?
Gireesh Puthenchery.

131. Name of the Iraqi freelance photographer who worked for Reuters has been released by the US military after 17 months in detention in Iraq?
Ibrahim Jassam

132. Which country declared a new food-safety campaign on 10-02-2010 after contaminated milk products from an earlier scandal showed up repackaged in several places around the country, exposing weaknesses in the country’s promise to stop such problems from happening again?

133. Which car company has decided to recall 437,763 vehicles globally over a problem with the driver’s airbag inflator?
Honda Motor Co

134. Who is appointed as the second chief of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), succeeding R V Raju who retired on January 31?
Sharad Chandra Sinha

135. Which country celebrated 31st anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution on February 11?

136. Thirty-two elderly people died in a country in South America because of a heat wave that has pushed temperatures to unseasonably high levels. Which is that country?
Brazil is the largest country in South America and the only Portuguese-speaking country in the Americas.

137. Name of Indian-origin woman who faced life sentence after being found guilty of poisoning her former lover to death, using an ancient Indian herb in the first such case in Britain in 128 years?
Lakhvir Kaur Singh.

138. Lawyer, who was defending one of the key accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks trial, was shot dead recently in his office?
Shahid Azmi
Shahid Azmi was representing Fahim Ansari, an Indian national accused of helping facilitate the attack on India’s financial capital in November 2008.

139. Defender of Brazil who played for Brazil when they won the World Cup for the first time in Sweden in 1958 has died from a heart attack at the age of 74?
Orlando Pecanha
Pecanha was capped 34 times for Brazil and was regarded as one of Brazil’s best ever defenders.

140. Which country has recently announced a permanent suspension of Google’s e-mail service claiming that it will be replaced by a new national service?

141. Former dictator of Uruguay who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for violating the constitution when he led a 1973 coup that began 12 years of dictatorship in Uruguay?
Juan Maria Bordaberry

142. INDIA has recently signed a civilian nuclear agreement with a country in New Delhi, similar to one it had signed earlier with seven other countries such as the US, France and Russia. Which is that country?

143. Deputy leader of Burma’s National League for Democracy Party who has been freed from seven years in detention by the Burma Government?

Tin Oo
He is a retired general, former commander in chief of the armed forces of Union of Myanmar, highly decorated soldier, pro-democracy activist and deputy leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Myanmar.

144. Which country has dissolved the government and electoral commission, after a row over voter registration that threatened to derail his nation’s fragile peace process?
Ivory Cost
President Laurent Gbagbo dissolved the government.

145. Name the Indian-American professor hailing from Andhra Pradesh who was among three people killed when a woman lecturer allegedly opened fire during a faculty meeting at a university in Alabama after learning that she had been denied tenure?
Gopi K. Podila, chairman of the department of biological sciences at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. The other two killed, Maria Davis and Adriel Johnson, were associate professors of biology.

They were killed by another biology professor, a 42 year-old woman, Amy Bishop, also a professor and one of the star researchers of the university. She had opened fire at a biology faculty meeting held to decide her tenure.

146. A Georgian luger, who died in a horrific crash while in training just hours prior to the start of Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Canada?
Nodar Kumaritashvili.
He was thrown off the sled as it bounced over the rim of the fast track at the Whistler Sliding Centre at around 90mph and came to a halt after slamming into a pillar.

147. Somalia’s sports minister who has died in hospital in Saudi Arabia weeks after he was critically wounded in a suicide bombing at a medical graduation ceremony in Mogadishu?
Saleban Olad Roble

148. Who was elected chairman of the board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)?
Mohamed Shahrul Ikran Yaakob

149. Flagstones from a 1,500-year-old street were discovered during an excavation in the Old City of Israel. Where is that city located?
Archaeologists have found a 1,500-year-old Jerusalem road that was once a bustling through fare used by throngs of Christian pilgrims and which is depicted on a famed mosaic map of the Holy Land.

150. A controversial bronze statue of an American President as a 10-year-old boy has been removed recently by Indonesian authorities from a park in the capital Jakarta due to a public backlash when it was erected. Who is that president?
Barack Obama
The statue moved to a nearby elementary school that Obama once attended.

151. Indian businessman who bought the formerly British-owned East India Company recently?
Sanjiv Mehta.

152. Bangladesh’s Zia International Airport is to be renamed after 13th century Sufi saint after deleting the name of former president Ziaur Rahman. What is the name of that Sufi Saint?
Hazarat Shah Jalal.

153. Who became the 35th batsmen in the history of Test Matches to accumulate 7000 career runs in Test Matches?

154. The Afghan Taliban leader, who was captured by U.S. and Pakistani forces in Pakistan on February 8, 2010, in the southern port city of Karachi?
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar
He is a co-founder of the Taliban movement in Afghanistan.

155. Which country has recently stopped issuing visas to citizens of 25 European nations?
Britain was exempted from the ban.

156. Who is appointed as the special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference by US President Obama?
Rashad Hussain.
Obama has appointed a deputy White House counsel Rashad Hussain to be his representative to the Muslim world. Organization of the Islamic Conference is an intergovernmental group with 57 member countries from the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, Caucasus, Balkans, Southeast Asia and South Asia .

157. According to a recent Commonwealth report, presidential polls in an Asian country did not ‘fully meet’ key benchmarks for democratic elections. Which is that country?
Sri Lanka.

158. Which district in Kerala is all set to be declared the first fully electrified district in India?

159. The Operation launched by Afghan and NATO forces in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province on February 13, 2010, aiming at eradicating Taliban militants in Marjah district of this region?
Operation Moshtarak (“Operation Together”)

160. The celebrated Egyptian pharaoh, who ruled from around 1351-1334 BC, died of malaria and had a club foot, according to a new study that used the latest genetic testing to try and find out more about his life, and death?
He is often referred to as King Tut , died just nine years into his reign, which lasted from 1333-1324 BC.

161. Who is appointed as the Chairman of the high level Empowered Committee to go into all aspects (except legal and constitutional issues) of the Maullaiperiyar dam dispute between the States of Tamil Nadu and Kerala?
A. S. Anand.
He is the former Chief Justice of India.

162. The government of Kerala recently decided to constitute a Pay Commission to recommend revision of scales for government employees and teachers in the state. The pay commission is headed by?
Justice Rajendra Babu.

163. The second tiger reserve in Kerala after the Periyar Tiger Reserve which will be integrated ecologically with the 960 sq km Anamalai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu situated at?
The proposed 460.30 sq km Parambikulam tiger reserve inaugurated on February 17, 2010.

164. Name of the military junta that seized power in a military coup in the African country Niger?
Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy (SCRD).
They captured President Mamadou Tandja and his ministers in a four-hour gun battle
Salou Djibo is the leader of CSRD.
Junta means the ruling council of a military dictatorship.

165. India’s premier international airline, which recently announced that it will commence daily non-stop flights from Mumbai to Johannesburg from April 14,2010?
Jet Airways.

166. The United Nations’ (UN) top climate official, unexpectedly announced that he will resign in July – after December’s failed summit in Copenhagen dealt a blow to his climate change ambitions?
Bonn – Yvo de Boer.

167. Who won the first British female Winter Olympic gold in 30 years with victory in women’s skeleton?
Amy Williams

168. Name of the Buddhist monk who was sentenced to seven years imprisonment in Myanmar for violating immigration laws in relation to a trip he took to Taiwan, unlawful association, and for failing to declare foreign currency?
Gaw Thita.
He was arrested at Yangon International Airport in August along with seven other monks who were later released without charge.

169. Who was elected unopposed as the working chairman of NDA(National Democratic Alliance) till incumbent Atal Bihari Vajpayee recovers from ill-health?
L K Advani
Sharad Yadav has been elected as the convenor.

170. Which film won the 2010 Writers Guilds Award for original screen play?
The Hurt Locker

Awards List:
Original Screen Play: Mark Boal (Film:The Hurt Locker)
Adapted Screen Play: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner Based upon the novel by Walter Kirn(Film:Up in the Air)
Documentary film: The cove (Written by Mark Monroe)

Actor, comedian and singer Jason Alexander, who is best known for his role as George Costanza on the television series “Seinfeld”, presented the 2010 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television to writer/actor/producer Larry David.

171. Who won Silver Bear for best director for the film ‘Ghost Writer’ at 60th Berlin film festival?
Roman Polanski.

172. Which film won the Golden Bear for best picture at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival?
“Bal” (Honey)
The film is a Turkish-German production directed by Semih Kaplanoglus

173. Who won the Morgan Keegan Tennis Championships in Memphis beating Sharapova former Memphis champion Sofia Arvidsson 6-2, 6-1 in final?
Maria Sharapova

174. Who won the WTA Dubai Tennis title defeating Belarusian Victoria Azarenka 6-3 7-5 in the final?
Venus Williams.

175. Which film won six BAFTA Awards in London including the award of best film?
Hurt Locker.
Best Film – The Hurt Locker
Leading Actor – Colin Firth (A Single Man)
Leading Actress – Carey Mulligan (An Education)
Supporting Actor – Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)
Supporting Actress – Mo’Nique (Precious)
Outstanding British Film – Fish Tank
Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer – Duncan Jones (director – Moon)
Director – Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
Original Screenplay – The Hurt Locker (Mark Boal)
Adapted Screenplay – Up In The Air (Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner)
Film not in the English language – A Prophet
Animated Film – Up
Music – Up (Michael Giacchino)
Cinematography – The Hurt Locker
Editing – The Hurt Locker
Production design – Avatar
Costume Design – The Young Victoria
Sound – The Hurt Locker
Special visual effects – Avatar
Make-up & hair – The Young Victoria
Short animation – Mother Of Many
Short film – I Do Air
The Orange Rising Star Award (voted for by the public) – Kristen Stewart

176. Who becomes the first woman to win ‘Best Director’ award in BAFTA awards?
Kathryn Bigelow
She is the director of the film “Hurt Locker “.

177. Name of the New Unmanned Aircraft that can remain in the air for over 24 hours which has been added to Israeli Air Force family?
The drone named ‘Eitan’ meaning ‘Strong’ in Hebrew is said to be 24 meters long and 26 meters wide wingspan. The drone which weighs about 4.5 tones and it can fly to and from Persian Gulf.
Drone means a pilotless aircraft operated by remote control.

178. The leader of the Sunni Muslim militant group “Jundullah” arrested recently by Iran authorities?
Abdolmalek Rigi.

179. Leaders of 32 countries from Latin America and the Caribbean, meeting in Mexico, decided to exclude two countries from membership of a new organization for countries on the American continents. Name of that countries?
United States of America (U.S.A) and Canada.

180. Indian-origin woman who has became the first woman Leader of the Opposition in the Trinidad and Tobago parliament, ousting former premier Basdeo Panday from the post?
Kamla Persad-Bissessar

181. Which country has swept the Commonwealth Shooting Championship with a whopping 49 medals?
India won 23 gold, 17 silver and 9 bronze medals. England finished a distant second with 31 medals and badges, while Wales ended third on the table after winning 13 medals and badges.

182. A prominent Indian hotelier who has been presented the Community Award in recognition of his outstanding philanthropic work in the UK?
Joginder Sangar

1. Former Test captain and fast bowler who is appointed as the new coach of Pakistan Cricket team?
Waqar Younis.

He has been given a contract until December 2011 and former Test batsman Ejaz Ahmed will assist Younis as fielding and batting coach.

2. Man of the match winners of the two 20-20 cricket series between Australia and 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 balls). He is the second player to hit a century in the history of 20-20 cricket. First century 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, Jundullah, 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 arrested in north-western France?
Ibon Gogeascoechea.
A militant group fighting for an independent Basque homeland, Eta has been blamed for more than 820 deaths during its 41-year campaign in Spain.

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.
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
Rani Lakshmi Bai Award
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 India presents national awards called the “Stree Shakti Puraskars” as a measure of recognition of achievements of individual women in the field of social development. The awardees have been nominated by state governments and selected by a national level Screening Committee. There are six awards instituted in the name of eminent women personalities of Indian history 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 won the 5-match series 3-2.

9. Who won the man of the match award in the only 20-20 cricket match between West Indies and Zimbabwe on 28 February 2010 Played at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, 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 England 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).

12. Which Club retained the League Cup with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa at Wembley 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-Most 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 in USA. Sixty-one percent of Americans said they read news online, while 54 percent said they listen to news on the radio, 50 percent read a local newspaper and just 17 percent read a national newspaper.

15. Name of the Lama who is selected by China as a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country’s top advisory body?
Panchen Lama

16. Name of the three judges who has been nominated by ITLOS (International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea) to the arbitration tribunal on the Bangladesh–India maritime boundary dispute.
Rudiger Wolfrum of Germany, Tullio Treves of Italy and Ivan Anthony Shearer of Australia. Wolfrum will preside over the tribunal.
The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) is an independent judicial body set up by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to adjudicate disputes 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 bestowed 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 28th February, 2010, battering France and four other countries and killing more than 50 people?

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 showing 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, 2010?
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 Nadu & Kerala Mines Safety Association?
Kerala Minerals and Metals (KMML), Chavara (Kerala).

22. Who is elected as President of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic 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 Centre 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 Sharad 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 at Madison Square Garden?
Venus Williams.

26. Which state defeated Bengal by 29 runs to lift the Vijay Hazare Trophy for the fourth time?
Tamil Nadu

27. Who is elected as representative of Kerala in the five member empowered panel 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 world 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 600-page fatwah, in Islamabad, denouncing terrorism and describing suicide bombers as 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 between 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 wickets.
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 International Quality Era Award” in the Golden Category – for excellence in the Global Tourism Sector – announced by Business Initiative Directions (BID), Madrid, Spain?
Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort (Resort of Somatheeram Ayurveda Group), Kerala.

33. An Indian-American senior executive who has been chosen by the World Economic 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 trusted 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 Karthikeyan’s stint with Jordan in 2005?

Karun Chandhok

37. Man of the Match winners of ODI cricket Series between Zimbabwe and West Indies held in West Indies.
First ODI Played at Providence Stadium, Guyana on 04-03-2010-
Man of the match: Vusimuzi Sibanda (Zimbabwe). He scored 95 runs.
Result: Zimbabwe won by 2 runs
Second ODI Played at Providence Stadium, Guyana on 06-03-2010-
Man 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 10-03-2010-
Man 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 West 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 commercial exchanges with a country in Western Europe. Which is that country?
An embargo is the partial or complete prohibition of commerce and trade with a particular country, in order to isolate it.

40. Name of the Malaysian magazine which apologized recently for upsetting Christians after it published an article researched by two Muslims who pretended to be Roman Catholics and took Communion in a church?
“Al Islam”

41. Name of US Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan who regretted his reported remarks that Indians were not the real target of recent terrorist attack in Afghanistan 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?

Sandra Bullock

She won this award for her 2009 comedy bomb “All About Steve”. Golden Raspberry Awards, 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 in Kutch district of Gujarat. Which is that village?

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 Sapphire)
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 Ryan 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 Burkett)
Best Live Action Short Film:The New Tenants (Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson)
Best Makeup: Star Trek (Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow)
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 League as he was bargaining for more salary from the franchisees, without getting a clearance 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, followed by Indra Nooyi at the second spot. Sonia is ranked third, while Kochhar is at the fifth slot.

48. A strong earthquake of 5.9 magnitude hit the south eastern part of a Eurasian country on Monday, March 8, 2010 killed several people and injured many more. Which is that country?

49. Who has been named the India Abroad Person of the Year 2009 by the ethnic weekly 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 Narisetti, 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 for Social Services, Sudha Acharya.

50. Rioters armed with machetes slaughtered more than 200 people on 07-03-2010 as religious violence flared anew between Christians and Muslims in a country in West Africa. Which is that country?

51. Legendary painter who surrendered his Indian passport on March 7 to the Indian Embassy in Doha?
M F Husain

He was recently granted Qatari citizenship.

52. The controversial yet historic Women’s Reservation Bill, ensuring 33% reservation to women in Parliament and state legislative bodies, was passed in the Rajya Sabha on?

53. Who is appointed as United Nations Police Adviser in the Department of Peacekeeping 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 annual Sports Illustrated Power list?
Sachin Tendulkar

55. Former India captain and legendary all-rounder who was inducted into the Cricket 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 recently after prolonged illness?
Pravinchandra V. Gandhi

He was chairman emeritus of the Saurashtra Trust, which publishes the Janmabhoomi 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 residents 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?

59. The head of Egypt’s most prestigious seat of Islamic learning “al-Azhar”, died of 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 Muslim world, has schools, universities and other educational institutions across Egypt.

60. Former captains of Pakistan Cricket Team who were banned life time by the Pakistan 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 who 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 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 rupees (£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 Year
British driver Jenson Button won the Breakthrough of the Year Award after winning his first Formula 1 title
Brawn GP earned the award for the Team of the Year after almost going out of business 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 screens 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?
Colleen R. LaRose.
LaRose is one of the first American females to be charged with a terrorism offense in the U.S.

66. One of the most wanted terrorists in Southeast Asia and a senior figure in the 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 counter-terrorism unit?
He was one of the masterminds behind the 2002 Bali bombings in Indonesia which killed 202 people, including seven U.S. and 88 Australian citizens

67. The Union information and broadcasting ministry of India has prohibited transmission and re-transmission of a channel with effect from 7pm on March 12 to 7pm on March 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 showing topless women.

68. Mexican telecommunications titan who tops Forbes’ list of world’s richest people, 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 Forbes 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 criminal 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?
The centre has opened in Dhaka naming it after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi 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 historian. 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 the 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.

74. Indian cricketer who has been named the Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)?
Sachin Tendulkar.

75. Which country finished the 8th position in the recently concluded Hockey World Cup -2010?

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 the Rajya Sabha.

77. India signed some major defence deals with a country on March 12, 2010 and as part of these defence and energy deals, that country will build 16 nuclear reactors in India. Which is that country?

78. Doha resident and dedicated bird photographer who has scored a major achievement – with a photo taken in Qatar recently being chosen as among the top five out of 39,387 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 Conscience 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 Bangladesh held in Bangladesh:
First test played at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong from March 12, 2010:
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 wickets 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 between England and Bangladesh held in Bangladesh?
Graeme Swann (England).

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 Japanese Grand Prix for Renault.

84. The world’s shortest man, who was just 74.6cm (2ft 5in) tall, has died recently in Rome at the age of 21?

He Pingping. His name “Pingping” means wine bottle. He was, according to the Guinness 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 Rukh Khan on March 16, 2010?
“FRAMES”, the signature event of the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry ) is a three day global convention covering the entire gamut of Media & Entertainment like Films, Broadcast (TV & Radio), Digital Entertainment, Animation, Gaming, Visual Effects, etc.

86. Who is the only Indian who figured in the list of the most influential outside 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 Patrol Vessels (OPV) which was commissioned by AK Antony, Defence Minister on March 17,2010?
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 Pacific Ocean after a massive cyclone” cyclone Tomas” forced thousands of people to flee their homes. Which is that nation?

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, Renault, 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 Championships held in Delhi?
India created history by winning six gold medals at the Commonwealth Boxing Championship.
Olympics Bronze medalist Vijender Singh wins the Gold medal at the 75 kg category. Amandeep Singh (49kg), Suranjoy Singh (52kg), Dinesh Kumar (81kg), Paramjeet Samota(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 years considered to be a hoax, is finally up to be included in a new series of the Bard’s work by his publisher?
‘The Double Falsehood’

94. One of Italy’s most wanted a Mafia suspects who has been arrested after being tracked down via his Facebook account?
Pasquale Manfredi.
He, adopted the nickname ‘Scarface’, is a suspected boss of the ferocious ‘Ndrangheta mafia organisation from the Calabria region in southern Italy. He logged on to the social networking site ”Facebook” so often detectives were able to trace his hideout using sophisticated electronic tracking equipment.

95. Name of the new planet which is orbiting a distant star in our Milky Way every 95 days discovered 1,500 light years from Earth?
The planet was detected by the CoRoT space telescope operated by the French space 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 innings.
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 innings 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.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is an American public corporation that runs a chain of large, discount department stores. It is the world’s largest public corporation by revenue, according 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 former 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 25, 2010.

100. Student of Indian origin who has won the third place in America’s America’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition, the Intel Science Talent Search.?
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 Foundation for her project developing a software navigation system to help improve 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, giant bluefin tuna.

102. Which country temporarily recalled its ambassador to Libya, following comments 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?

103. Former Iranian vice president and prominent reform activist convicted of spreading propaganda against the ruling clerical establishment, sentenced to one year in prison?
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 1999, 2000 to 2001, and from 2006 to 2008.

105. Which cities have been added to the IPL family as new franchises for the fourth 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 Randezvous 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 March 21, 2010 causing power outages and damaging homes?
Cyclone Ului

107. China has recently restored email services and access to 32 blocked internet sites in one of its province, eight months after ethnic clashes broke out in the northwestern province. Name of that Province?

108. Which country passed the most sweeping health-care legislation in four decades, rewriting the rules governing medical industries and ensuring that tens of millions of uninsured citizens will get medical coverage?

109. Who won her 12th career title with a 6-2 6-4 demolition of second seed Caroline 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 Andy Roddick 7-6 7-6 in the final of the Indian Wells ATP tournament on March 21, 2010?
Ivan Ljubicic

111. One of the founders of the Naxalite movement of the 1960s in West Bengal, who committed suicide on March 23, 2010?

Kanu Sanyal
He was found hanging in his residence in his native village at Siliguri(North Bengal).He was one of the key leaders of the 1967 peasant uprising in Naxalbari village that gave birth 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” between Britain and Germany, has fetched 8,000 pounds at an auction in London. Name of that dictator.
Adolf Hitler

115. Which state won the national sub junior Wushu championship?

116. Who is set to become the second India footballer to play overseas after Baichung 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 Major 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 Bay 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 Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Lifetime Achievement Award at SAARC Festival of Literature at 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 thousands 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 Research Council) Innovator of the Year, winning £10,000 in recognition of his work on Solexa 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 successfully test-fired on 27-03-2010 from different locations off the Orissa coast, adding more firepower to the armed forces of India?
Prithvi-II’ and ‘Dhanush’

123. Indian Weightlifting Federation recently handed life bans on three Weight lifters 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 wealth 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 ballistic 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?
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)?
Sonia Gandhi, Congress president.
Gandhi, who is also the chairperson of the ruling UPA (United Progressive Alliance), will enjoy the rank of cabinet minister.

128. Name of the Canadian province which is the first in North America to ban the’ 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 finals in South Africa?
Sven-Goran Eriksson, Former England football manager.

130. Which country has successfully flight tested a prototype of the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) on 29-03-2010?
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?

132. From which country India is getting K 152 nerpa submarines?