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Sunday, 11 April 2010


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 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.
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