Current Affairs Questions & Answersof January,2012 by arvi2012

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									Renowned ____ writer Peter Roebuck has died in South Africa.

Ans: Cricket

In ____, the Government of India had set up the Indian Research Fund
Association, as the Premier National Agency for the formulation, promotion and
conduct of bio medical research in India.

Ans: 1911

Ajay Maken. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports
has sanctioned ex-gratia assistance of ____ to Rikita Dhar, a former cyclist from
National Welfare Fund for Sports Persons.

Ans: Rs. 3 Lakh

Ajay Maken. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports
has sanctioned ex-gratia assistance of ____ to Desh Prem Azad, a former Cricket
Coach from National Welfare Fund for Sports Persons.

Ans: Rs. 3,44,703

The 17th SAARC summit was held on November 10-11, 2011 at Abu Dhabi city in

Ans: Maldives

The 6th G-20 summit was held in Cannes, _____ on November 3-4, 2011.

Ans: France

27th India Economic Summit was held in ____ on 12-14 November, 2011.

Ans: Mumbai

The 31st India International Trade Fair (IITF) was held in ____ on November 14-
27, 2011.

Ans: New Delhi

Who is the new Prime Minister of Italy?
Ans: Mario Monti

Who has won Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Pix?

Ans: Lewis Hamilton

Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq-Quereshi have won their first ever ATP
Masters in _____.

Ans: Paris

Who has won 116th All India Beighton Cup?

Ans: Indian Oil

Who is the new Prime Minister of Greece?


Who is the new President of Guatemala?

Ans: Otto Perez Molina

World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on _____.

Ans: 14th November

Jamaican Usain Bolt and ___ Sprinter Sally Pearson have won “Athletic of the
Year” awards in Monaco on 12th of November 2011.

Ans: Australian

Which India Mining Company got the Finance Ministry‟s permission to acquire
stakes in overseas unlisted firms?

Ans: Coal India Ltd.

India-Japan Defence Ministers‟ Meeting was held in ____ on 2nd November, 2011.

Ans: Tokyo

India and Japan agreed to hold their first bilateral naval exercise in _____.

Ans: 2012
Nicol David is related to which Sport?

Ans: Squash

Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares won which title when she participated in an
event in November 2011 in London?

Ans: Miss World

Who is the winner of People‟s Parliament Global Award?

Ans: Nelson Mandela

The ____ edition of the Miss World pageant was held in London on 6th November,

Ans: 61st

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) extended the 100 sms per day limit
to ____ sms per day, per Sim.

Ans: 200

Which State Government has launched one rupee a kilo rice scheme on 1st
November 2011?

Ans: Andhra Pradesh

East India Hotels inducted ____ on its Board on 31st October 2011.

Ans: Nita Ambani

Noted Hindi Novelist and ____, Srilal Shukla has passed away.

Ans: Satirist

Indian American Bobby Jindal has been re-elected as the governor of ____

Ans: Louisiana

Which state has topped the list in Utilizing the Fund for Minorities?

Ans: Jammu-Kashmir
Dr. M.K. Mani has received the ____ Dhanvantari Award for “excellence in
medical services” from Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shindhe.

Ans: 40th

The ____ Assembly of the Inter-parliamentary union was held in Bern,
Switzerland from 16th October to 19th October 2011.

Ans: 125th

Eminent ____ Novelist George Varghese Kakkanadan has passed away on 19
October 2011.

Ans: Malayalam

India and ____ held two-day trade talks in New Delhi on 14-15 November 2011.

Ans: Pakistan

The UK based World Sikh University has conferred an Honorary doctorate on
____, Vice President of Indian Olympic Association.

Ans: Tarlochan Singh.

Which State Government launched a web based Social Security Pension System on
19th October 2011?

Ans: Rajasthan

Veteran _____ leader and former Karnataka Minister K.H. Ranganath has died in
Bangalore on 18th October 2011.

Ans: Congress

The ____ edition of Durand Cup has been won by the Churchil Brothers.

Ans: 124th

IBSA summit concluded in Pretoria, South Africa. What is the full form of IBSA?

Ans: India Brazil South Africa
UN Security Council consists of 5 permanent members and ____ non-permanent

Ans: 10

World Food Day was observed on which date with the theme- Food Prices From
Crisis to Stability?

Ans: 16 October

India and ___ have agreed to strengthen bilateral co-operation in the MSME

Ans: South Africa

Tehelka is an ____ weekly political magazine.

Ans: Indian

Who has won gold in the 51 Kg Category at 12th Senior Women‟s National Boxing

Ans: MC Mary Kom

In which year Dadasaheb Phalke Award was instituted?

Ans: 1969

The difference between visible exports and visible imports is defined as ____.

Ans: Balance of Trade

In the year 2018, Common Wealth Games will be organized in which country?

Ans: Australia

First share market in India was established in ____.

Ans: Mumbai

Research and Analysis Wing is the Intelligence Agency of ____.

Ans: India
Bad Loans in banking terminology are generally known as ____.

Ans: NPA’s

The 19th ASEAN Summit was held in Bali, ____.

Ans: Indonesia

An Amount of ___ has been sanctioned for the Vivekananda Value Education
Programme to R.K. Mission, Belur Math.

Ans: Rs. 100 Crores

Which State Government implemented the Public Service Guarantee Act in the
state on 14th November 2011?

Ans: Rajasthan

Who is the author of the book “Whatever the Odds”?

Ans: K.P. Singh

Who has assumed charge of office as Secretary, Health & Family Welfare,
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, government of India?

Ans: P.K. Pradhan

Who has assumed charge of office as Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj,
government of India?

Ans: Kiran Dhingra

Who has appointed as Chair Person of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory

Ans: S. Krishnan

Who took oath as new Chairman of the Competition Commission of India?

Ans: Ashok Chawla

Pranay Sahay has been appointed Director General of the ____.
Ans: Sashastra Seema Bal

The first meeting of the Indo Malawi Joint Working Group on Mining Resources
was held in ____.

Ans: New Delhi

Who took charge as the Chairman, Central Board of Exercise and Customs on 31st
October, 2011?

Ans: Pradeep Kumar

The Minister of Water Resources Pawan Kumar Bansal represented India at the
____ ICID Congress.

Ans: 21st.

M.S Dhoni and ____ have been bestowed the honor for their outstanding
contribution in the field of sports and their commitment to the Army on various

Ans: Abhinav Bindra

The Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari, released a book entitled “Maati Ka
Rhin” based on the patriotic poems written by ____.

Ans: Ram Updesh Singh

Who has been appointed as the Director of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National
Police Academy, Hyderabad?

Ans: V.N. Rai

Who has been re-elected as the Chair Person of Partners in Population
Development (PPD)?

Ans: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Who took over as Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises,
government of India?

Ans: Radha Krishna Mathur
Nobel Prize Winner Norman Ramsey has passed away; he has won Nobel ____
Prize in 1989.

Ans: Physics

Food Corporation of India (FCT) was established on ____ by the Government of

Ans: 14th January, 1965

Who has been appointed the new president of MAIT?

Ans: Alok Bharadwaj

India and which country have agreed to strengthen bilateral co-operation in
the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Sector?

Ans: South Africa

Who has been elected the Chairman of Audit Bureau of Circulations?

Ans: Sam Balsara

The centre has made special allocation of ____ food grains to Sikkim at BPL

Ans: 2800 MT

Who has been appointed the next Director General of Border Security Force?

Ans: U.K. Bansal

Sachin Pilot, the Minister of State for Communications and Information
Technology released the CD containing Text-To-Speech system(TTS) IN ___
Indian languages.

Ans: Six

Who took charge as the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India?
Ans: Pulok Chatterjee

Neyveli Lignite Corporation, a PSU of Ministry of Coal presented a dividend
cheque of ___ to Coal Minister, Sriprakash Jaiswal.

Ans: Rs. 360.02 Crore

Who is the new Chairman and Managing Director of ONGC?

Ans: Sudhir VASUDEVA

Who launched a composite herbal formulation named “Perfomax” that has
been developed by DRDO?

Ans: Dr. M M. Pallam Raju

Who has been appointed the new chairman of the Press Council of India?

Ans: Markandey Katju

Who took over as Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court?

Ans: Arjan Kumar Sikri

Amar Kant and ___ were chosen for Jnanpith Award for the year 2009?

Ans: Shrilal Shukla

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has announced a ___ grant for quake-hit

Ans: Rs. 1000 Crore

World Champion runner ___ has been honored with the “Pride of India”

Ans: Fauja Singh

How many Scientist have been selected for Santi Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for
Science and Technology for the year 2011?
Ans: 11

India and ___ will collaborate in weather forecasting and Tsunami Warning

Ans: Thailand

Who has been honored with the first Hridaynath Award?

Ans: Lata Mangeshkar

Jai Bhagwan is related to which sport?

Ans: Boxing

Academician ____ has been honored with the “Education Award of

Ans: Rajendra Kumar Anayath

NRI entrepreneur ___ has been conferred with the “Jewel of Punjab” Award.

Ans: Avtar Lit

Where is located the headquarters of the North East Zone Cultural Center?

Ans: Dimapur

Orthopedic Surgeon ___ has been honored with the “Community Champion

Ans: Jimmy Daruwalla

Who is the winner of Men’s singles at Cincinnati Open 2011?

Ans: Andy Murray

England’s test skipper, Andrew Strauss and Coach ___ have received OBE
Ans: Andy Flower

What is the correct full form of the export promotion scheme DEPB?

Ans: Duty Entitlement Passbook

Indian off-spinner ___ has been conferred with “Sikh Sports person of the
Year” at the World Sikh Awards 2011?

Ans: Harbhajan Singh

Who has written the book titled “The Perils of Democracy”?

Ans: P. C. Alexander

Veteran and noted ____ Dr. Haridutt Bhatt Shailesh passed away?

Ans: Writer

Which river is known as Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibet?

Ans: Brahmaputra

The former presiding officer of the ___, C. Achuthan has passed away.

Ans: Securities Appellate Tribunal

What is the minimum annual investment limit in New Pension Scheme?

Ans: Rs. 6000

Maqbool Sabri has passed away recently. Who was he?

Ans: Qawal Singer

____ Veteran and former Union Minister Vasant Sathe has passed away.

Ans: Congress
K.k. Srivastava has taken over as new Member Traffic, ___ and ex-officio
secretary to Govt. of India.

Ans: Railway Board

Six-time Congress MLA of ___, Prem Singh has passed away.

Ans: Himachal Pradesh

Which state govt. launched a micro-finance project for women on 8 October,

Ans: Delhi

Nobel peace prize winner and environmentalist Wangari Maathai died. She
was won the Nobel peace prize in ___.

Ans: 2004

India and ___ agreed to set up a mechanism for payment of crude oil and
ensure bilateral trade.

Ans: Iran

Film producer ____ has passed way.

Ans: Surinder Kapoor

“Federation Cup” is associated with which sport?

Ans: Football

Rajya Sabha Member and ___ Ramdayal Munda has passed away.

Ans: Educationist

The IBSF World Men’s Snooker Championship 2011 will be held in ___.

Ans: Bangalore
Former ____ Chief Minister Bhagwat Jha Azad has passed away.

Ans: Bihar

Who has won the Men’s Singles Badminton Title at the Japan Open 2011?

Ans: Chen Long

Roger Williams has passed away recently. He was a famous ____.

Ans: Pianist

Former ____ all-rounder cricketer Dominic Cork announced his retirement
from cricket.

Ans: England

Noted ___ Vishnudutt Bagar has passed away.

Ans: Economist

Rastriya Swasthya Bima Yojana was formally launched on ____.

Ans: October 1, 2007

Jawahar Gram Samriddhi Yojna was been launched on ____.

Ans: 1st April, 1999

The Apple founder and former ___ Steve Jobs has passed away.

Ans: CEO

Sarva Siksha Avijan was launched in ____.

Ans: 2001

Renowned India ____ Singer Jagjit Singh has passed away.

Ans: Ghazal
Prime Minister’s Rozgar Yojna was launched on _____.

Ans: October 2, 1993

National Rural Livelihoods Mission was launched on ____.

Ans: 3rd June, 2011

India-Czech Republic Trade will touch US $ 2 Billion by ____.

Ans: 2012

Rajiv Gandhi Gramin LPG Vitaran Yojana was launched in ____.

Ans: October 16, 2009

Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Scheme was launched in _____.

Ans: July, 2004

International Day for Disaster Reduction is observed on the second ____ of

Ans: Wednesday

Which country is maker of “Nissan” Car?

Ans: U.S.A

Singareni Collieries Company Limited has paid a dividend of ____ to the
Government of India for the year 2010-11.

Ans: Rs. 42.38 Crore

The central government approved financial assistance worth ___ for quake-
hit West Bengal.

Ans: Rs. 120 Crore
In which country Multan Cricket Stadium is located?


India and ____ signed a comprehensive social security agreement.

Ans: Germany

Sebastian Vettel is associated with which sport?

Ans: Formula 1 Race

Which country's first female athlete is set to participate in Olympics 2012?

Ans : Saudi Arabia

Who is set to take over as LG Display Co. Ltd.'s Chief Executive in 2012?

Ans : Han Sang-beom

Name the Indian origin American who won Guardian First Book award.

Ans : Siddhartha Mukherjee

Which telecom provider is set to allow its mobile subscribers in India to access
micro-blogging site Twitter on their handsets free of cost untill March 1st, 2012?

Ans : Bharti Airtel

Which foreign lender bank has launched fixed rate for home loan and loans against

Ans : HSBC.

Which channel did Pakistan cable operators block recently?

Ans : BBC World News

Which two social networking sites have joined hands to challenge Facebook?
Ans : Twitter amd Mixi

Who has been appointed as Chief Privacy Officer(Policy) for facebook?

Ans : Erin Egan

Who has been appointed as Chief Privacy Officer(Products) for facebook?

Ans : Michael Richter

Which Indian banks credit rating have been assigned stable tag by Standard and
Poor International rating agency?

Ans : State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Indian Bank

Name the 2-day literature festival scheduled to be held in Delhi.

Ans : Samanvay: IHC Bharatiya Bhasa Mahotsav

Name the Apple's co-founder who is set to visit India's technology capital.

Ans : Steve Wozniak

Where is ITC set to build $300 million hotel?

Ans : Colombo, Sri Lanka

Name the re-branding of its existing milk and yoghurt products in India by Nestle.

Ans : Nestle a+

Name the short film about child poverty in India which won the Golden Lmap Tree
award at the 42nd International Film festival.

Ans : Another Planet

Who won the 2011 Prince Philip Designers Prize?

Ans : Quentin Blake
Who is appointed as CEO of Thomson Reuters Corp?

Ans : James Smith

Which English singer-songwriter is nominated for 6 nominations in 2011 Grammy

Ans : Adele

Which poet won the 2011 Cervantes Prize (The spanish-speaking world's highest
literary honour)?

Ans : Nicanor Parra.

Who is on historic Myanmar visit?

Ans : Secreatary of state Hillary Clinton

Who has been named best European investment banker of the year?

Ans : Anshu Jain

Name the ball developed by Adidas which would be the official ball of the Euro
2012 European Football Championship.

Ans : Tango 12

Which company has launched triple sim mobile with Analog TV in India?

Ans : G'Five

Which telecom service provider touched 50 million customers mark in Africa

Ans : Airtel
Name the Guyana born US resident who has been elected as the international
president of the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO).

Ans : Ashook Ramsaran

Name the telecom giant from New York who was awarded with Indira Gandhi
Priyadarshini Award on the eve of Late Indira Gandhi's 94th birthday.

Ans : K.Ll.Sardana

„Saranda Action Plan‟, has been recently launched by Rural Development
Ministry. It will be implemented firstly in Naxal-hit Saranda district of which of
the state?

Ans : Jharkhand

Pune based social activist Baba Adhav is known for championing the cause of
protection for which segments of Indian society?

Ans : Workers of Unorganised Sector

Which country is the host to 17th South Asian Association for Regional
Cooperation (SAARC) summit in November 2011?

Ans : Maldives

The controversial Sindol hydro-power project is located in which states of India?

Ans : Odisha

Who is the current President of the Indian Premier League?

Ans : Rajeev Shukla

Recently, which country has completed the deployment of its global positioning
satellite group “Glonass”?

Ans : Russia
Year 2011 corresponds to which among the following years in Holocene calendar
or Holocene era (HE)?

Ans : 12011

Inukurthi Venkateshwara Rao has received the Dronacharya Award 2011 for
which sports?

Ans : Boxing

Sandhya Rani Devi was recently awarded Arjuna Award for which sports?

Ans : Wushu

The growers of which of the commodity in India are awarded with Prof. K M
Chandy Memorial Award in India?

Ans : Rubber

Who has recently sworn in as the chief of the Central Intelligence Agency (United

Ans : David Petraeus

In which year Dadasaheb Phalke Award was instituted?

Ans : 1669

India has been providing assistance to which neighbors for strengthening and
extension of embankments along Lalbakeya, Bagmati and Kamla rivers?

Ans : Nepal
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has been recently reelected for a second term as
President of country?

Ans : Argentina

Which Indian archers have won Silver Medal in World Cup archery finals in
Istanbul recently?

Ans : Deepika Kumari

Neelima Mishra has recently won which award?

Ans : Ramon Magsaysay Award

At which place, the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) has been established
in India recently?

Ans : Ludhiana

Commonwealth Games bronze-medalist Jai Bhagwan is related to which sport?

Ans : Boxing

Nabam Tuki has been sworn in as Chief Minister of which state recently?

Ans : Arunachal Pradesh

Who heads the new committee set up by Ministry of Railways to review “long-
term safety needs” of the national transporter?

Ans : Anil Kakodkar

Global Warrior and Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai is from
Ans: Kenya

Which state of India has now 75 districts ?

Ans : Uttar Pradesh

Who recently become the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand for the second time ?

Ans : Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri

Justice J.S Shekher has been appointed as the recently appointed as-

Ans : The Judge of Supreme court

Leila Lopes who has been crowned with Miss Universe 2011 title is the national
citizen of

Ans : Angola

Who among the following has been honored with 45th Jananipath Award 2009 ?

Ans : Both of the above

Who among the following has been honoured with 46th Jananipath Award 2010 ?

Ans : Chandrashekher Kambar

Under the 63rd Prime time Emmy Awards who among the following has been
adjudged best actress in the category of Movies ?

Ans : Kate Winslet

Who has been honoured with Appan Menon Award ?

Ans : Srinivas Ramani
Who among the following has been honoured with Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize
2011 in Mathematical sciences?

Ans : Dr. Mahan Mj

Who among the following has figured in the list of World`s 50 most influential
people in UK`s Left wing magazine 'New Statesman' ?

Ans : Both of the above

Which country has emerged as thee most competitive country at global level in the
annual global Competitiveness Report (CGR) of the world economic forum ?

Ans : Switzerland

India`s Rank in the Global Competitiveness Report of World Economic forum is ?

Ans : 56th

As per the global Livability Survey,which Australian city has ranked as most
livable city in the world

Ans : Melbourne

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