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Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Current Affairs Questions & Answers- December-2008

1. The terrorist organization in Pakistan which is banned by United Nations in respect of the Mumbai attacks ?

Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), the front organisation of the banned Lashkar-e-Toiba

2. Which Indian player honoured with Doctorate by Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institution University?

Sania Mirza

3. Chief Minister of Maharashtra?

Asok Chavan

4. Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra?

Chhagan Bhujbal

5. The first Indian Badminton player to reach in the top 10 spot of the World Woman Badminton Rankings.?

Saina Nehwal , Currently ranked number 10, Saina is the first Indian woman to reach the singles quarterfinals at the Olympics and the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships.

6. Which Malayalam poet won the “Mathrubhumi Literacy Prize “?

Akkitham Achyuthan Nampoothirippad

7. The Chief Minister of Maharashtra who resigned from office in the wake up of Mumbai Terrorist Attacks?

Vilas Rao Desmukh

8. The new Defence Secretary of United States?

Robert Gates

9. The Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra who resigned from office in light of the Mumbai carnage?

10. The famous football player who visited India and inaugurated “The Indian Football School” in Kolkatta?

Diego Maradona

11. The famous American football player who was sentenced to a total of 33 years in prison on December 5, 2008?


12. Well known cardiologist in Canada, who originally hails from Kerala, has been honoured with the highest award of the American Heart Society and European Society of Cardiology?
Dr Salim Yusuf.

13. The Man of the Series of recently held Srilanka-Zimbabwe One day series held in Zimbabwe?

Ajantha Mendis

14. The new Vice Chancellor of Sri Sankarachatrya Sanskrit University of Kaladi in Kerala?

Dr. J. Prasad

15. Leading NRI entrepreneur who has scripted history by becoming the first Asian deputy speaker of the British House of Lords.

Swraj Paul

16. Name of the film which won the Golden Peacock award and a cash prize of Rs.4 million on the concluding day of the 39th International Film Festival of India in Panaji. ?
“Tulpan”, A Kazakhstan film directed by Sergei Dvortsevoy who also bagged the most promising director's award.
17. Who won the European Footballer of the Year Award-2008 ?
Cristiano Ronaldo, this Portugal Player is playing for Manchester United

18. Britain has launched an International Growth Centre (IGC) described as a 'global brains trust' led by the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics to promote economic growth in developing countries. A noted Indian-origin economist, who has vast experience in the global development policy community, is appointed as the centre's executive director. Who is he?

Gobind Nankani

19. Veteran Malayalam writer who was presented the prestigious Padmaprabha literary prize?

U. A. Khadar, a leading short story writer, was chosen for the honour in view of his outstanding contribution to Malayalam literature. The award was instituted in memory of freedom fighter and Socialist Padmaprabha Gowder.

20. Russian presidential term is extended to how many years?
6 Years
The term of the Russian President is extended from 4 years to 6 years.

21. Name the Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at -- but missed -- President Bush during a news conference in Baghdad, where Bush was making a farewell visit.

Muntadhar al-Zaidi
22. Two Indians have been ranked among the 50 most powerful people in the world by the prestigious US-based magazine Newsweek magazine in a list topped by U.S.President Barack Obama.Who are they?

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan

23. Who won the World Heavy Weight Title which was held in Zurich ?

Nikolai Valuev of Russia. He defeated, Ivander Holyfield of America

24. Which team won the Federation Cup football Tournament?

Mohan Bagan

25. Name of the Malayalam Writer who won the Kendra Sahithya Academy Award in 2008 for his collection of essays in Malayalam posthumously?

Sri. K. P. Appan. He got this award for his book “Madhuram Ninte Jeevitham”

26. The Indian who is appointed as the Mayor of California?

Dr.Prakash Narayanan (Bihar)
27. Who won the Man of the Series Award in the recently held 2 test match series between India & England?

Saheer Khan

28. Who is selected as the Indian Footballer of the Year-2008?
Baichung Bhutia

29. The new Chief Minister of Delhi?
Sheela Dixit
30. The New Miss World is?

Zenia Sukhinova (Russia)

31. The First runner-up of Miss World 2008?
Parvathy Omanakuttan

32. Chief Minister of Rajasthan?

Ashok Gehlot

33. The former Rwandan army colonel who was sentenced to life in prison by the United Nations tribunal for genocide and crimes against humanity for masterminding the killings of more than half a million people in a 100-day slaughter in 1994?

Theoneste Bagosora.

34. ISRO got 200 Crore profit by making satellite to a European Communication Company. This is the first time ISRO making satellite for a foreign customer. Name the company?

EADS Astrium, a European space company

35. The Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina against Malnutrition (IIMSAM) has appointed an Indian Actor as its Goodwill Ambassador to achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals for eradication of malnutrition and hunger. Who is he?

Sanjay Dutt

36. Who is the new C.E.O and Managing Director of ICICI ?

Chanda Kochar
37. The former Deputy Chairman of F.B.I, otherwise known as "Deep Throat," died recently at the age of 95,who leaked key information to The Washington Post during the Watergate scandal which led to President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974 ?

W. Mark Felt

38. Indian Union Minority Affairs Minister, resigned from office at the centre of a storm triggered by his remarks on the circumstances surrounding Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare's killing ?

A R Antulay

39. The first batsman in the world who has scored more than 8000 runs at the number 3 position?

Rahul Dravid
40. The country retained top spot in the latest FIFA World Rankings with Germany moving up a place to second.?


41. The new Prime Minister of Thailand ?

Abhisit Vejjajiva,
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