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Monday, 8 December 2008

Current Affairs Questions & Answers- November-2008

1.Who is appointed as the Chief Coach of Pak Cricket Academy?

Ans: Salim Malik

2.Who won the Man of the Match Award in the recently held 4th test match between India & Australia in Nagpur?

Ans:Ishant Sharma, India won this match by 172 runs

3.The fourth test between India and Australia in Nagpur was an Indian Player’s farewell match. ? Who was he?

Ans:Saurav Ganguly

4.The African singer died recently also known as “Mama Africa," famous also for her fight against apartheid?

Ans: Miriam Makeba

5.Which former Indian Cricket player is recently included in the technical committee of BCCI which is headed by Sunil Gaveskar ?

Ans:Saurav Ganguly

6.Who got “Bharat Ratna”, the prestigious award of India for his contribution to Hindustani Music?

Ans: Bheemsen Joshi

7.Which Indian actress has won the Silver Hugo Award for best actress at the 44th edition of Chicago International Film Festival?

Ans:Preity Zinta, got this award for her performance in Deepa Mehta's “Heaven on Earth”.

8.Who is appointed as the new foreign secretary of United States?

Ans:Hilari Clinton

9.The famous south Indian actor died recently who is excelled in the role of villain characters?


10.The new home minister of India?

11.The home minister resigned from his office owing a moral responsibility for the terror attack that rocked Mumbai killing several people?

Ans: Shivraj Patil

12.The Finance Minister of India?
Ans: Dr.Manmohan Singh

13. Who has been unanimously elected president of the Editors Guild of India. ?

Ans: Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief of the CNN-IBN Network

14. Who is the new king of Bhutan?

Ans: Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

15. The new surface-to-surface missile successfully test-fired by India from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Balasore in Orissa?

16.The new Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University ?

Ans:Dr.Rajan Gurukkal

17.Which team won the Asian Champions League Football title?

Ans:Gamba Osaka

18.Who is appointed as honorary economic adviser to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh?

Ans:Raghuram Rajan

19.Which state won the National Junior Athletics Title held in Mysore, Karnataka?

Ans:Kerala (35 Gold, 32 silver, 22 Bronze)
Second Place: Tamil Nadu (18 Gold, 16 silver, 16 Bronze)

20.Barack Obama is the ……th president Of United States?
Ans: 44

21. Vice President of United States?

Ans: Joe Biden

21.Noted Bollywood filmmaker, passed away recently who produced one of the most popular serial, “Mahabharat”?


22.Who has won the gold in the men’s 10 meter air rifle event with a world record score in the World Cup Finals in Bangkok?

Ans: Gagan Narang

23.Indian-American who was appointed to serve on President Barack Obama's official 15-member transition board is?

Ans:Sonal Shah

24.Which film won the 13th Annual Satyajit Ray Award, 2008 in the recent London Film Festival?

Ans: Italian film “MID AUGUST LUNCH”

25.The new president of Zambia?

Ans:Rupiah Banda

26.The Indian Cricketer also known as “Jumbo” who retired from International Career in the recently held test match against Australia in Delhi ?
Ans:Anil Kumble

27. Who got the first “V.K.Krishna Menon” Award ?

Ans:Supreme Court Chief Justice K.G.Balakrishnan

28. Who won the World Junior Badminton Title?
Ans: Saina Nehwal

29. Which Indian Scientist recently got the Commonwealth International Felloship of Rs. 50 Lakhs?
Ans:Sandhya Sukumaran

30. Which Indian batsman completed 6000 runs during the one day series against England?
Ans:Virendra Sehwag

31. The famous pop singer who converts to Islam and changed his name to “Mikaeel”. ?
Ans: Michael Jackson

32.The actor who got the “Panampilly Prathibha Puraskar ” ?
Ans: Mohanlal

33. Which Hindi poet got the 2005 Jnanpith Award recently?

Ans: Kunwar Narayan

34.Jnanpith Award 2006 is shared by 2 writers. Who are they?

Ans: Satya Vrat Shastri (or Satyavrat Shastri), Sanskrit scholar and Ravindra Kelekar, Konkani writer.

35.The new Foreign Secretary of United States?

Ans: Hilary Clinton

36. The winner of National Billiards Championship?

Ans:Pankaj Adwani, he defeated Geeth Sethi, former world champion to clinch the title.

37.The famous dramatist and Oscar-nominated playwright died recently who is best known for his famous play “The Miracle Worker” is,

Ans: William Gibson, his other works are “Two for The Seesaw”, “Golden Boy”

38.The terrorists attacked the Mumbai Hotels Taj, Oberoi Trident, Nariman House on ?

Ans:26 th November 2008

39. The three top Police officers killed in the Mumbai Terrorists attacks are?
1. Hemant Karkare- Maharashtra Anti Terrorist Squad Chief
2. Vijay Salaskar- Mumbai Police "encounter specialist"
3. Ashok Kamte- Additional Police Commissioner

40. The NSG commando who has been killed by the terrorists in the Mumbai attacks?
Ans:Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan

41. The former Prime Minister died recently who will be remembered most for ordering the implementation of the Mandal Commission recommendations favouring reservation for the OBCs in government jobs?

Ans: Viswanath Prathap Singh

42. The terrorist organization who claimed responsibility for the Mumbai attacks?

Ans:Deccan Mujahideen

43. The goal keeper died recently who is considered as one of the best goalkeepers India has ever produced?

Ans:Peter Thankaraj

44.Which Australian player completed 100 test matches in the series against New Zealand?

Ans:Mathew Hayden, he is the 11th Australian player to do so.

45.The new D.G.P of Kerala State?

Ans: Jacob Punnoose
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