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Thursday, 4 November 2010


1. On September 5, 2010, the U.S. Postal Service issued a 44-cent stamp commemorating a Roman Catholic nun who served the sick and destitute of India for nearly 50 years. Name of that nun?

Mother Teresa.
(Image by Thomas Blackshear II; © USPS)
The U.S. Postal Service's Mother Teresa stamp was released on September 5, 2010, the 13th anniversary of Mother Teresa's death, designed by award-winning artist Thomas Blackshear II. Mother Teresa was made an honorary U.S. citizen in 1996. She founded the Missionaries of Charity in 1950 and won Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

2. Which animal will soon be declared a national heritage animal of India in order to step up measures for its protection?

3. Former Argentine football star and the last surviving player from the first World Cup in 1930, died recently at the age of 100?
Francisco Varallo.

4. Name of the new book written by famous Physicist Stephen Hawking in which he says that God did not create the universe, because gravity means it would have happened on its own?
The Grand Design.

5. French scientists recently revealed the secret behind the "best free kick" ever in international football which resulted in a stunning goal against France in 1997. The free kick was taken by a Brazilian Player. Who is he?

Roberto Carlos.
Carlos' free kick from 115ft in the Tournai de France, which seemingly headed for the corner flag but suddenly curved like a banana to land in the net, has been written off by many as only an incredible lucky chance. Even the French goalkeeper Fabien Barthez made no move thinking it would go safely clear. The physicists computed the trajectory and decided it was all down to a phenomenon known as the 'spinning ball spiral'.

6. The University of Alberta based in Edmonton, Canada will honor an Indian agriculture scientist with an honorary doctorate to recognize his contribution to food security in the world. Name of that Indian Scientist?
M. S. Swaminathan.

7. Who is the first sportsperson who was conferred an Indian Air Force (IAF) Honorary Group Captain?
Sachin Tendulkar.
He is also the first individual to receive the Indian Air Force (IAF) Honorary Group Captain from a non-aviation background. He was taken into the Indian Air Force as the brand ambassador of Indian Air Force by the IAF Air Chief Marshal PV Naik.

8. The 18-year-old fast bowler from Pakistan who is removed from the list of nominees for the ICC's emerging player of the year 2010 award due to spot-fixing allegations against him?
Mohammad Amir.
Another Pakistan bowler Mohammad Asif is also removed from the list of nominees for the ICC's test player of the year due to spot-fixing allegations against him.

9. Which country approved fresh economic sanctions against Iran on September 3, 2010 after the United Nations asked that country to tighten restrictions against Tehran over its controversial nuclear enrichment program?

10. Name of the 2-year-old Indonesian boy who smoked up to 40 cigarettes a day, recently quit his habit after a month-long rehabilitation?
Ardi Rizal
The child’s parents allowed the boy to smoke because he throws tantrums and hits his head against the wall when they refuse to give him a cigarette. After a month of rehabilitation, Ardi Rizal is now free from his addicting habit. Kak Seto, the psychologist, used childhood play therapy to bring the boy back to health.

11. Name of the 15 year boy who has been offered a place at Britain's prestigious Cambridge University?

Arran Fernandez.
He was educated at home by his father, Neil. He was offered an undergraduate place at Cambridge's Fitzwilliam College after passing the university's entrance exam. He would be the youngest Cambridge undergraduate since William Pitt the Younger, who became prime minister, attended at the same age in 1773.

12. Name of the three Pakistan Cricket players who have been suspended by International Cricket Council (ICC) due to Lord’s spot-fixing outrage, under the provisions of the Anti-Corruption Code?
Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif.

13. Name of the apex body constituted by Indian Government for the welfare of tribals in the country?
National Council for Tribal Welfare (NCTW).
NCTW headed by Prime Minister, would have 18 members, including the Ministers of Tribal Affairs; Finance; Agriculture; Home Affairs; Health & Family Welfare; Environment & Forests; Human Resource Development (HRD); Rural Development; Woman and Child Development; Culture; Mines; Coal and Power; the Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission; Chief Ministers of Schedule V and Schedule VI States; two experts to be nominated by the Prime Minister for a period of two years and Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, as Member Secretary.

14. Who is appointed as India’s 14th Central Vigilance Commissioner?
He is the former secretary of telecom.

15. Eggs and shoes were hurled at Tony Blair (former British Prime Minister) by anti-war activists, in Dublin (Ireland) where he was signing copies of his new book. What is the name of that book?
''A Journey''
His autobiography ''A Journey'' details his accounts of life in the Downing Street, including the Iraq war and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

16. The Basque separatist group which has declared a permanent ceasefire in Spain recently?
Eta is blamed for killing more than 800 people in its four-decade fight for independence for the Basque region of northern Spain and south-west France.

17. Name of the cruise missile which was successfully test-fired recently as part of trials by the Indian Army from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur off Orissa coast?
The missile can fly at 2.8 times the speed of sound carrying conventional warheads up to 300 kg for a range of 290 km and can effectively engage ground targets from an altitude as low as 10 metres. Developed in a joint venture with Russia, the sophisticated BrahMos cruise missile is capable of being launched from submarines, ships, aircraft and land based Mobile Autonomous Launchers (MAL).

18. Indian athlete who smashed Shiny Wilson’s 15-year-old national record en route to fifth place in the 800 metres at the Continental Cup athletics meet in Split, Croatia?
Tintu Luka.

19. Pakistan batsman Yasir Hameed, who played with the Pakistan team in the Test series against England, allegedly told a British tabloid newspaper that some of his teammates were cheats. Name of that news paper which came out with the sting operation on Pakistan cricketers?
“News of the World”

20. Indian nuclear scientist and a chemical engineer, who remained the head of Atomic Energy Commission of India during India's first nuclear test in Pokhran in 1974 died recently at the age of 86?
Homi N. Sethna
Sethna was the director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) during 1966-72, when the plan for the construction of India’s largest research reactor, Dhruva was conceived.

21. Name of the planned robotic spacecraft by NASA to probe the outer corona of the sun which will approach to within 8.5 solar radii (5.9 million kilometers) to the surface of the sun?
Solar Probe Plus.
With a proposed launch date of 2018, Solar Probe Plus will carry a variety of scientific instruments to measure the solar wind and the Sun’s magnetic field. The space craft will also sport a new carbon-composite heat shield capable of withstanding over 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit. The new shield will protect the probe from both heat and radiation as it makes the closest-ever approach to our Sun.

22. Which country has decided to extend the life spans of the country’s 17 nuclear plants by an average of 12 years while alternative energy sources are developed?

23. About 26 persons were killed in the twin-illicit toddy tragedy (Hooch Tragedy) in a district in Kerala on September 2010. Which is that district?

24. All India trade unions called for general strike on September 7, 2010 against the “anti-people policies of the Indian Government.” On the same day itself, a public sector nationwide general strike took place in a European country to protest the government's efforts to reform the pension system. Which is that country?

25. Who has been officially declared as the shortest living man by Guinness World Records?

Edward Nino Hernandez (Columbia)
This 24-year old man is only 68.6 cm tall and weighs 10 kg.

26. South Indian actor who died at Chennai on 8th September 2010 due to massive heart attack?
Murali, son of Kannada film director G.Siddalingiah, started his acting career in Kannada films. His first Tamil film was “Poovilangu.” directed by Amirjan. After the success of the film he did “Pagal Nilavu” which was the first Tamil film of director Mani Rathnam. Some of his hit films are “Puthu Vasantham”, “Porkalam”, “Vetri Kodi Kattu”, “Poomani”, “En Asai Machan”, “Anandam” and “Samuthiram.” He got an award from the State government for his acting in director Bharathiraja's “Kadal Pookkal”.

27. Who is named as the Chairman of Hotel Leela Venture Ltd, an Indian hotel company based in Mumbai?
Vivek Nair.
Dinesh Nair is likely to take over as vice chairman.
The hotel company which has six deluxe hotels, located in Mumbai, Bangalore, Kovalam, Udaipur, Goa and Gurgaon was founded by C. P. Krishnan Nair. Vivek Nair is the eldest son of Captain Nair,

28. Man of the Match winners of 20-20 Cricket series between Pakistan and England held in England.
Man of the match of First 20-20 Cricket International played on 5th September 2010:
Michael Yardy (England). He scored 35 runs (26 balls) and took 1 wicket.
Result: England beat Pakistan by 5 wickets.
Man of the match of Second 20-20 Cricket International played on 7th September 2010:
Tim Bresnan. (England) He took 3 wickets for 10 runs.
Result: England beat Pakistan by 6 wickets.
England won the series 2-0.

29. Which country’s parliament has recently approved constitutional reforms which will enable its President to seek a third term and will give him sweeping powers over formerly independent institutions?
Sri Lanka.

30. The state of U.S.A which has banned foreign outsourcing to countries like India in a wave of protectionism in the economic crisis?
Ohio State.

31. One of the most successful woman weightlifters in India who has tested positive a second time in the doping test during the trials for the Delhi Commonwealth Games?
Sanamacha Chanu
Chanu, who won three gold at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester gets life ban after testing positive during the trials for the Delhi Commonwealth Games. Chanu had earlier tested positive, for a diuretic, at the Athens Olympics in 2004.

32. Legendary veteran film producer from Andhra Pradesh who has been conferred the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for 2009?
Dr. D. Rama Naidu.
The award consists of a Swarna Kamal, a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakhs and a shawl.

33. Malayalam film actor, screenwriter and director who has acted in around 50 films and directed a dozen of Malayalam movies, passed away recently due to kidney-related diseases?

Venu Nagavally.
Venu's first movie as a director was Sukhamo Devi (1986). Later he directed the super hit movies Lal Salam, Aey Auto, Aayirappara etc. Venu has also written scripts for a few movies including the Priyadarshan directed blockbuster movie Kilukkam. His first movie as a script writer was “Ee Ganam Marakkumo”.

34. Bharatiya Janata Party leader who was sworn in as Chief Minister of Jharkhand for the third time at the Raj Bhavan on 11-09-2010?
Arjun Munda.
Hemant Soren and Sudesh Mahto were sworn in as Deputy Chief Ministers.

35. Who won the US Open men's doubles title-2010 beating India's Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan in final(7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-4))?
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan

36. Man of the Match winners of ODI cricket Series (5 matches) between England and Pakistan held in England.
Man of the match of First ODI Cricket played on Sep 10, 2010:
Steve Davies (England). He scored 87 runs (67 balls)
Result: England beat Pakistan by 24 runs

Man of the match of Second ODI Cricket played at Leeds on Sep 12, 2010:
Andrew Strauss (England). He scored 126 runs (134 balls)
Result: England beat Pakistan by 4 wickets.

Man of the match of Third ODI Cricket played at Kennington Oval, London on Sep 17, 2010:
Umar Gul (Pakistan). He took 6 wickets for 42 runs.
Result: Pakistan beat England by 23 runs

Man of the match of Fourth ODI Cricket played at Lord's, London on Sep 20, 2010:
Abdul Razzaq (Pakistan). He scored 44 runs from 20 balls.
Result: Pakistan beat England by 38 runs.

Man of the match of Fifth ODI Cricket played at Southampton on Sep 22, 2010:
Eoin Morgan (England). He scored 107 runs from 101 balls.
Result: England beat Pakistan by 121 runs.
Series Result: England won the series 3-2.

37. Who won the Player of the Series Award in the ODI cricket series between Pakistan and England held in England?
Andrew Strauss

38. Who became the first Indian wrestler to win a gold medal in the World Wrestling Championship in Moscow by beating Russia's Gogaev Alan in the final match?

Sushil Kumar.

39. The renowned South Indian playback singer who had rendered nearly 7000 songs in many languages including Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam…etc, died recently due to cardiac arrest followed by intestinal lung infection?

She won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for her rendition of the famous song "Porale Ponnuthayi" from the film Karuththamma.

40. The celebrated French film director and a founding father of the Nouvelle Vague (New Wave) movement who died recently at the age of 80?
Claude Chabrol.
Chabrol is best known for 1960s and 70s thrillers such as ‘The Unfaithful Wife’, ‘The Butcher’ and ‘This Man Must Die’.

41. Which country won Women’s Hockey World Cup 2010 defeating Netherlands in final?
Argentina beat Netherlands by 3-1 in the final. Carla Rebecchi scored well in both halves and Noel Barrionuevo converted Argentina’s first penalty corner into goal. England won the third place, defeating Germany by 2-0. India scored ninth position in the women world cup championship.

42. Who won U.S. open 2010 Women singles title defeating Russian Tennis star Vera Zvonareva in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 in final?
Kim Clijsters.
She became the first ever woman to clinch the two consecutive title since Venus Williams.

43. Spanish Ferrari driver and two-time world champion who won the Italian Grand Prix (Formula One title)?
Fernando Alonso.
This is his third Formula One title of the season.

44. Who has been selected as the Best Indian Footballer of the Year-2010 by the Football Players Association of India?

Muhammed Rafi (Kerala).
Odafe Onyeka Okolie of Nigeria was crowned the best foreign footballer.
Jaoquim Abranches was named to the young player's award and his coach Armando Colaco was the best coach. National team goalkeeper Subrata Paul, who plays for Pune FC, won the fans' player award.

45. Which country won their first world championship basketball title since 1994 with a 81-64 victory over Turkey in Istanbul?
It was America’s fourth world crown and comes two years after they won the Olympic title in Beijing.

46. The second round of direct peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) was held at?
The Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) on 14 September, 2010.

47. Who became the 3rd person to complete a Career Golden Slam and the 16th Person to complete the Career Grand Slam with the U.S .Open Men’s title 2010 win?
Rafael Nadal.
He won the U.S .Open Men’s title 2010 beating Novak Djokovic in final. Nadal now holds 9 Grand Slam titles winning 5 French Opens, 2 Wimbledons, 1 Australian Open and 1 US Open.
Career Golden Slam Winners: Rafael Nadal, Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf.
Key: Winning all four Grand Slam tournaments during a career is termed a Career Grand Slam, while winning all four Grand Slam tournaments and the Olympic Gold in Tennis during a career is termed as a Career Golden Slam.

48. Who won U.S. Open women's doubles title defeating American Liezel Huber and Nadia Petrova of Russia (2-6 6-4 7-6) in the final?
Vania King (U.S.A) and Yaroslava Shvedova (Kazakhstan).

49. Voters of which country recently approved constitutional reforms which will help its candidacy for the European Union?

50. Winners of 57th National Film Awards:
Visit the below link to know the winners of 57th National Film Awards.

51. After weeks of widespread protests and national strikes, which country has voted to pass a new bill that will increase the retirement age from 60 to 62, and the pension age from 65 to 67?

52. Name of the book written for children by U.S.President Barack Obama before he took office in January, 2009 which will be released on November 16, 2010?
"Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters"
Obama, who has written two bestselling books, "Dreams from My Father," and "The Audacity of Hope," was inspired to do the book through his experience as the father of two daughters.

53. Who becomes the first woman to receive the Sword of Honour, a rare honour awarded to the best trainee at the Officers’ Training Academy, ever since they started commissioning lady officers in 1992?
Divya Ajithkumar. (Tamil Nadu)

54. England all-rounder who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket recently after years of battling injury?
Andrew Flintoff.
He played 79 Tests and compiled 3845 runs (ave 31.77) and claimed 226 wickets. In 141 one-dayers, Flintoff scored 3394 runs (ave 32.01) and took 169 wickets.
Flintoff is only the seventh player to have batted on all five days of a Test match, achieving this feat at Mohali against India.

55. Pratibha Patil, President of India, recently laid the foundation for the Asian Textiles Museum in a country in Southeast Asia. Which is that country?
The museum, to be constructed by December 2011, is being funded by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations. The museum will display fabric and textiles from the member countries of the Mekong Ganga Cooperation: India, Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, in one place for the first time.

56. Bollywood Super Star who is appointed as Brand Ambassador of Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd, India's leading paint manufacturer?
Shahrukh Khan.

57. A country in North America has celebrated the country's 200th anniversary of independence from Spain on September 16, 2010. Which is that country?

58. Prominent Pakistani politician and Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) leader, who was stabbed to death outside his home in London recently?
Imran Farooq.

59. Name of the three Indian-Americans who are appointed by President Barack Obama to the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders?
Farooq Kathwari, Amardeep Singh and Sunil Puri.

60. Who is the new Foreign minister of Japan?
Seiji Maehara.

61. The International Atomic Energy Agency has given its approval for the first nuclear reactor in a country mainly in North Africa. Which is that country?

62. The prime accused in the multi-crore fake stamp paper case, who has been sentenced to seven years of rigorous imprisonment in a 2001 case by a special court on September 18, 2010?
Abdul Karim Telgi.

63. Veteran playback singer and Indian classical musician who has been chosen for the prestigious Sree Chithira Thirunal Award for 2010?
KJ Yesudas.

64. China suspended ministerial-level exchanges with an Asian Country following a number of disagreements that include the detainment of a fisherman two weeks ago by that country. Which is that country?

65. Indian woman boxer who won the World Boxing Championship title in Bridgetown beating Steluta Duta of Romania 16-6 in the final?

M C Mary Kom.
Mary Kom is the only boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six World Championships and she is the First women boxer from India to have won Five World Titles consecutively.

66. Who has been convicted of committing perjury in the June 1985 bombing of the Air India Kanishka flight 182 from Montreal to Delhi in which all 329 people on board were killed?
Inderjit Singh Reyat.

67. 16-year-old Indian origin teenager has been crowned “America’s Perfect Teen”?
Anysha Panesar
America's Perfect Teen is a beauty pageant for young women and teens who pursue a career in modeling or acting.

68. The ace Indian shooter who won a Gold medal in the final of Double Trap event at World Cup in Izmir, Turkey?
Ronjan Sodhi.

69. England pace bowler who retired from international cricket on 20-09-10 after a nine-year international career that included 22 Test appearances?
Ryan Sidebottom.

70. Who has been unanimously elected as the chairman of Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for the year 2010-11?
Vijay Jawaharlal Darda.
He is Rajya Sabha MP and chairman and MD of the Lokmat Group of newspapers.

71. Prime Minister of Somalia who announced his resignation on September 21, 2010 after a weeks-long dispute with President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed?
Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke.

72. Which country is listed as the third most powerful country in the world after USA and China according to "Global Governance 2025" jointly issued by the National Intelligence Council (NIC) of USA and the European Union's Institute for Security Studies (EUISS).?

73. Which country has emerged as the richest country in the world with per capita income of U.S. $ 90,149 in 2010, according to figures posted on the website of the prestigious US business publication, Global Finance?
Luxembourg occupies the second spot. The third spot went to Norway followed by Singapore ($52,840) and Brunei.

74. An American company, which had launched designer shoes carrying pictures of Hindu deities recently apologised to the Hindu community and immediately withdrew shoes from the market. Name of that shoe company?
The Converse shoe company.
The shoes named after guitar legend late Jimi Hendrix carried images of Hindu Gods and Goddesses.

75. The first Indian-origin provincial minister in Canada, who died in Calgary on September 21, 2010 after a prolonged battle with leukemia?
Sindi Hawkins (earlier Satinder Kaur Ahluwalia).

76. Who has been honoured with the 2010 World Statesman Award by the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, an interfaith coalition which promotes mutual understanding, tolerance and peace?
Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India.

77. Name of the strongest tropical storm which hit in China & Taiwan on September, 2010 killing many people?
Typhoon Fanapi.

78. Famous Malayalam poet and lyricist from Kerala who won Jnanpith Award, the highest literary award in India for the year 2007?

He is the fifth Keralite to win this award. Earlier awardees were G Shankara Kurup, SK Pottakkadu, Thakazhi Siva Sankara Pillai and M.T. Vasudevan Nair.

79. Who has been elected President of The Indian Newspaper Society for the year 2010-11 at its 71st Annual General Meeting?
Kundan R. Vyas. (Janmabhoomi Group).
Hashish Bagger (India Today) is the Deputy President, K. N. Talk Kumar (Prajavani) is the Vice President and Rakesh Sharma (Hindustan Times, Patna) is the Honorary Treasurer of the Society for the year 2010-11.V. Shankaran is the Officiating Secretary General of the Society.

80. India's indigenously developed nuclear capable ballistic missile which failed to take off during a user trial on September 24, 2010?
"Manufacturing defect" is being suspected for the aborted launch.

81. Pakistani neuroscientist who was sentenced to 86 years of imprisonment by a US federal court in Manhattan after she was convicted of trying to kill U.S. Army soldiers and FBI agents in Afghanistan two years ago?
Aafia Siddiqui.

82. Who is the 12th woman to be executed in the United States since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976?
Teresa Lewis.
She plotted with her young lover to kill her husband and stepson for insurance money, became the first woman executed in Virginia in nearly 100 years.
The last woman to be executed in the Virginia state was Virginia Christian, who died in the electric chair in 1912. Lewis was also the first woman to be executed in the U.S. since Frances Newton in 2005 in the state of Texas.

83. Google’s social networking website Orkut has been attacked by a virus on September 25, 2010. Name that virus?
“Bom Sabado”
“Bom Sabado” is a Portuguese world it means “Good Saturday” in English.

84. Pakistan Federal Minister for Defence Production who has resigned after his controversial anti-army and judiciary remarks?
Abdul Qayyum Jatoi.

85. Name the Nine scientists who were chosen for the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2010 for their achievement in the field of science and technology?
Biological Sciences:
1. Sanjeev Galande of National Centre for Cell Science, Pune (Presently at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune)
2. Shubha Tole of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
3. Dr.Swapan K Pati: Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore,
4. Dr.Sandeep Verma, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

Physical Sciences:
5. Dr Umesh Vasudeo Wagmare: Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore

6. Dr Kalobaran Maiti: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
Engineering Sciences:
7. Dr.G K Ananthasuresh, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
8. Dr.Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

Medical Sciences:

9. Dr.Mitali Mukerji, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi
The Prize was instituted in 1957 by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in honour of its founder Director.

86. Which firm won the award for Science &Technology Innovations for Rural Development 2009?
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd’s Research and Development Centre, Faridabad.
The award is given by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

87. Name of the rescue capsule which has been prepared in Chile for the thirty three miners who remain trapped underground?
The Fénix (Phoenix) capsules were three metallic containers that were used for the rescue of 33 trapped miners after the 2010 Copiapó mining accident.
The steel capsule is 54 centimeters in diameter and 2.5 meters long. It is equipped with communication system and a supply of oxygen. The capsule is designed to carry 1 person at a time and will take about 15-20 minutes to reach the surface.

The 2010 Copiapo mining accident occurred on 5 August 2010, when part of the San Jose copper-gold mine in the Atacama Desert near Copiapó, Chile, collapsed, leaving 33 men trapped 700 metres (2,300 ft) below ground. The miners survived underground for a record 69 days.

88. Which countries have signed a series of agreements to boost energy co-operation during a ceremony to open an oil pipeline between the countries
On September 27, 2010?
China and Russia.

89. Who has been appointed as Secretary General of the Lok Sabha?
T K Viswanathan.

90. Rajya Sabha MP and a well-known developmental economist who served as Indian ambassador to Belgium and the European Union in the early 1990s, died recently at the age of 73?
Arjun Kumar Sengupta.
He was the executive director and special advisor of the International Monetary Fund from 1985 to 1990, and went on to become the ambassador of India to Belgium and the European Union 1990-1993. He was a member and member-secretary of the Planning Commission 1993-1998.

91. Who has won the Singapore Grand Prix Formula one motor race?
Fernando Alonso
He is currently racing for Ferrari alongside Felipe Massa.

92. Which team won the Airtel Champions League T20 tournament 2010 held at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa?
Chennai Super Kings. They defeated Warriors by eight wickets in the final.
Ravichandran Ashwin (Chennai Super Kings) won the Man of the series and Golden Ball award. He picked 13 wickets in the tournament. Murali Vijay (Chennai Super Kings) won Golden Bat award. He was the highest run-getter of the Champions League T20 tournament. He scored 294 runs in the tournament.

93. Who has been elected as Chairman of the International Atomic Energy Board of Governors for the term 2010-2011?
Ansar Parvez.
He is currently the Chairman of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission. This is for the third time Pakistan is bestowing the chairman’s post of IAEA. It held this office in 1962-63 and 1986-87.

94. Which state’s police women helpline has won the award from the International Association of Women Police?
The round-the-clock helpline introduced by the Kerala police for giving timely assistance and guidance for women and children in distress has won international award. Inspector General of Police B. Sandhya received the award at the Annual IAWP Training Conference held at Minneapolis in the United States.

95. Who has been elected as the chairman of The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI)?
Rajiv Dube.

96. Actress who played an elderly shipwreck survivor in the film Titanic, died recently at the age of 100?
Gloria Stuart.

97. Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s president, recently sacked the Moscow mayor, who had become the target of corruption allegations in state-controlled media after he criticised the president this month. Name of that Mayor?
Yuri Luzhkov.

98. Who has been appointed as the Convener for South Zone by the Board of Control for Cricket in India?
TC Mathew.
He is currently the Secretary of Kerala Cricket Association (KCA). He is the first Malayali who has been appointed as the Convener for South Zone by BCCI.

99. Noted Urdu poet who has been chosen for the Jnanpith Award for the year 2008?
Akhlaq Khan Shahryar.

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