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Monday, 7 March 2011


1. French model who has died at the age of 28 after complications with anorexia, an illness she battled with since the age of 13?

Isabelle Caro.
She died on 17 November 2010 after returning to France from a job in Tokyo but news of her death was kept secret until the New Year
Anorexia: Anorexia or Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder that results from a person restricting the amount of food that they eat. It eventually leads to a person being extremely underweight along with a whole slew of other side affects.

2. Indian-origin Louisiana leader who is chosen as the most popular serving governor in the United States, according to an opinion poll by Public Policy Polling.?
Bobby Jindal.
California's Arnold Schwarzenegger is the least popular Governor in the country with an approval rating of just 25 per cent.

3. Who has been appointed as the Commander in Chief of the Delhi-based tri-services Strategic Forces Command (SFC), which is responsible for the nuclear arsenal of India?
Air Marshal KJ Mathews.
SFC, an agency tasked with the use of the nuclear weapons, was set up in 2003 along with an eight-point nuclear doctrine committed not to first strike first or use nukes against the non-nuclear nations. Headed by Prime Minister, the SFC was formed during the National Democratic alliance regime. Nuclear weapons can be activated only on specific orders of the PM and no other authority.

4. Who became the first Muslim to play for the Australian national cricket team?
Usman Khawaja.
Khawaja became the first Muslim and first Pakistani-born player to play test cricket for Australia, and only the seventh foreign-born cricketer to do so in the last 80 years. He was selected in the Australian cricket team to play England in the fifth Test against England in Sydney on 3 January 2011.

5. India's first homegrown supersonic fighter jet, the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) which was handed over to the Indian Air Force on January 10, 2011 by Defence minister, A K Antony after the Initial Operational Clearance?

6. Pakistani Taliban's top commander, best known as the trainer of suicide bombers, who has been killed in a US drone strike in the country's restive tribal belt?
Qari Hussain Mehsud.

7. The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) chairman who was released from jail on January 1, 2011, to facilitate peace talks between the Government and top ULFA cadres?
Arabinda Rajkhowa.
The United Liberation Front of Assam is a separatist group from Assam, among many other such groups in North-East India. It seeks to establish a sovereign Assam via an armed struggle in the Assam Conflict. The Government of India banned the organization in 1990 and classifies it as a terrorist group.

8. In which state of India, Junior National and Master National Power lifting Championship is held from January 4 to January 6?

9. Who is sworn in as Brazil's first woman president on January 1, 2011?
Dilma Rousseff.
She is the 36th President of Brazil.

10. The first oil pipeline between Russia and China, feted as a mark of growing ties between the world's biggest oil producer and its biggest energy consumer, started operation on?
January 1, 2011.

11. Congress leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker who died in New Delhi on January 2, 2011?
Bali Ram Bhagat.
He served as the Speaker of Lok Sabha from 1976 to 1977, during the turbulent final year of Indira Gandhi’s first reign as prime minister. He served as Minister for External Affairs of India under Rajiv Gandhi, from 1985 to 1986. He was the governor of Himachal Pradesh briefly during 1993, and governor of Rajasthan from 1993 to 1998.

12. Supreme Court of India has recently admitted that it had committed an injustice on the people of the country by suspending the fundamental rights. Supreme Court had violated fundamental rights in?
1975, during the Emergency period.
The Supreme Court has admitted that the decision of upholding the suspension of fundamental rights during Emergency in the ADM Jabalpur V Shivakant Shukla case (1976) was erroneous.

13. The Congress party has released a book on the history of Indian National Congress during its 126th anniversary. Name of that book?
“The Congress and the Making of the Indian Nation”
The book contains essays by various authors outlining the party’s history and impact on the Indian nation. The book is edited by senior Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee

14. Name of the new intelligence drone deployed by U.S. Military in Afghanistan that will be equipped with nine cameras which can transmit live video images of physical movements across an entire town?
Gorgon Stare.
The drone, called Gorgon Stare, is named after the mythical Greek creature known for a gaze that turned its foes to stone. Gorgon Stare will address the desire of the military to receive real-time intelligence from the battlefield.

15. The Defence Minister Shri AK Antony laid the foundation stone of the National Institute for Research and Development in Defence Shipbuilding (NIRDESH) on 4th January 2011. NIRDESH is being set up at?
Chaliyam, near Beypore in Kozhikkode (Kerala).
NIRDESH will be funded by the Ministry of Defence and all the Defence Shipyards in the country. Defence Minister will head the Board of Governors as the President, with representations from the Ministry of Defence, Indian Navy, Coast Guard and Chairmen of Defence Shipyards. Shri Gyanesh Kumar, Joint Secretary (Naval Systems) in the Ministry of Defence has been concurrently appointed as the Director General of NIRDESH.

16. Former IAS officer who resigned as a member of the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission for his alleged role in the Adarsh housing scam?
Subhash Lalla

17. In a recent online survey conducted by Klout using a complex algorithm formula, the teen sensation from Canada has become the world’s most influential person, beating a host of more obvious contenders with a perfect score of 100. Who is that Canadian pop sensation?

Justin Bieber

18. Hollywood actor who decided to resign from his tenure as governor of California on January 3, 2011?
Arnold Schwarzenegger.

19. The governor of Pakistan's Punjab province who was assassinated by one of his own security guards on January 4, 2011?

Salmaan Taseer.
He was a member of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and had also served as a minister in the caretaker cabinet of Prime Minister Muhammad Mian Soomro under Pervez Musharraf. He served as the governor of the province of Punjab from 2008 until his assassination in early 2011. Taseer was assassinated in Islamabad by his own security guard, who disagreed with Taseer's opposition to Pakistan's blasphemy law.

20. BJP MLA who was stabbed to death at his residence in Purnia district of Bihar on 4-01-2011 by a woman who had accused him and his associates of gang raping her over a period of three years since 2007?
Raj Kishore Kesri.

21. Name of the Indian who is selected as the technical member (Asia) of International Power lifting Federation?

22. United Nations declared the year 2011 as?
"International Forest Year".
“International Year of Chemistry”.

U.N. have proclaimed 2011 "International Forest Year" in order to raise awareness among the world's populations of the importance of sustainable forest management and conservation.
UN declares 2011 as International Year of Chemistry. The 63rd General Assembly of the United Nations has adopted a resolution proclaiming 2011 as International Year of Chemistry, placing UNESCO and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) at the helm of the event.
United Nations declared 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity and International Year of Youth (IYY)

23. Who is appointed as the new chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)?
Sudhir Chandra.
Since 1 January 1964 the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has been charged with all matters relating to various direct taxes in India and it derives its authority from Central Board of Revenue Act 1963. The CBDT is a part of Department of Revenue in the Ministry of Finance.

24. Who have been selected for the Kerala Sahitya Academy’s fellowship for 2010?
Prof K Sachidanandan and C.Radhakrishnan.
The award carried a cash prize of Rs.50,000, a citation, a plaque and a two-sovereign gold medal each.
Omcheri, N. N. Pillai, S Rameshan Nair, Prof K Gopalakrishnan, Malayath Appunny, Sara Thomas and Joseph Mattam have also been selected for the Puraskars for their overall contribution for the growth and development of Malayalam language and literature.
The others who received the awards were:
Novel: Khadeeja Mumtaz (Barsa);
Poetry: Mullanezhi (Kavitha);
Drama: A. Santhakumar (Maram Peyyunnu);
Short story: E. P. Sreekumar ( Parasya Shareeram);
Literary criticism: M. R. Chandrasekharan ( Malayalam Novel Innum innaleyum); Scholarly literature: T. Pradeep ( Kunju Kanangalkku Vasantham);
Travelogue: Muzaffar Ahmed ( Marubhoomiyude Atmakatha);
Translation: Ashalatha (Aadinte Virunnu);
Children's literature: Sumangala (Nadannu Theeratha Vazhikal);
Humour: C.R. Omanakuttan (Sreebhoothavilasam Nair Hotel).

25. Which state emerged the overall champion in the 56th National School Games that commenced 7 January, 2011 in Pune?

26. Who won the Man of the match award in the third test cricket match between India and South Africa held in Cape Town (South Africa) from January 2, 2011?
Jacques Kallis. (South Africa).
Kallis scored 161 runs in first innings and unbeaten 109 runs in second innings.
Result: Third test ends in draw.

27. Who won the Player of the series award in the three test cricket series between India and South Africa held in South Africa?
Jacques Kallis. (South Africa).

28. Which state won the overall title in the National junior power lifting championship which concluded at Alappuzha (Kerala) on January 6, 2011?
Tamil Nadu.

29. Who won the Player of the match award in the fifth and final Ashes test held in Sydney from January 3, 2011?
Alastair Cook. (England).
He scored 189 runs in first innings.
Result: England beat Australia by an innings and 83 runs
SERIES RESULT: England won the 5 Test series (Ashes) 3-1.

30. Man of the match winners of two test cricket series between New Zealand and Pakistan held in New Zealand in January 2011.

First test played at Seddon Park, Hamilton from January 7, 2011:
Player of the match: Abdur Rehman (Pakistan). He scored 28 runs in first innings and took 3 wickets. He took 3 wickets in second innings also.
Result: Pakistan beat New Zealand by 10 wickets.

Second test played at Wellington from January 15, 2011:
Player of the match: Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan). He scored 99 runs in first innings unbeaten 70 runs in second innings.
Result: New Zealand drew with Pakistan.

31. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has recently appointed a two-member committee to investigate the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam. The members of the committee are?
JC Patil (Retired Justice) and P Subramaniam (Retired Chief Secretary). The committee has been asked to submit its report within three months, after probing all aspects of the case.

32. Which cricketer was sold for the highest price with Kolkata Knight Riders signing him for a massive $2.4million in the 2010 Indian Premier League Players' Auction?
Gautam Gambhir.

33. The US government has issued a subpoena to a popular social networking site to obtain personal details of five individuals connected to WikiLeaks recently. Which is that social networking satellite?
A subpoena is a court-issued command for an individual or corporate representative to appear before the court or to provide specific evidence. Failure to comply with a subpoena without good reason can result in contempt-of-court charges.

34. The only man convicted in 1985 Air India Kanishka bombing, who has been sentenced to nine years in jail by a Canadian court for perjury at the trial of his two co-accused conspirators?
Inderjit Singh Reyat.

35. India’s own Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) which was handed over to the Indian Air Force by Defence minister, A K Antony on January 10,2011after initial operational clearance?
This is India's first homegrown supersonic fighter.

36. Who won the player of the match award in the only twenty-20 cricket match between South Africa and India held in Durban on January 9, 2011?
Rohit Sharma. (India).
He scored53 runs from 34balls.
Result: India beat South Africa by 21 runs

37. Who have won the doubles title at the ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament beating the Dutch-American pair of Robin Hasse and David Martin 6-2, 6-7, 10-7 in final?
Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi.

38. Who won the $450,000 ATP Chennai Open title -2011 defeating Belgian opponent Xavier Malisse in the final match?
Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland).

39. Who won the Qatar Open Tennis title defeating Russian opponent Nikolay Davydenko 6-3 6-4 in final?
Roger Federer.

40. Who clinched the men's singles title in the 75th Senior National Badminton Championship beating Kashyap in the final in Rohtak?
Arvind Bhat. He has also won the title in 2009.
Other Winners:
Women’s singles national champion title - Aditi Mutatkar.She beat Arundhati in final.
Mixed doubles title-Pranav Chopra and Prajakta Sawant. They Arun Vishnu and Aparna Balan in a close encounter.
Women's doubles championship title - Aparna Balan and Prajakta Sawant. They beat Prandnya Gadre and P Jyothsna.
Men’s double title: Rupesh Kumar and Sanave Thomas. They beat Manu Attaree and Jishnu Sanyal to clinch the title seventh time in a row.

41. NASA's Kepler mission recently confirmed the discovery of its first rocky planet, which is considered as the smallest planet ever discovered outside our solar system. Name of that rocky panet?
The planet measuring 1.4 times the size of Earth orbits once every 0.84 days. It is the smallest known transiting exoplanet, with a mass of 4.6 Earth masses and a radius of 1.4 Earth radii.

42. Who won FIFA Ballon d’Or award (2010 FIFA World Player)?
Lionel Messi (Argentina).
Jose Mourinho, Portuguese football manager and Real Madrid’s coach, has won the “FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men’s Football” award.
Winners of the FIFA World Player of the Year award since it was introduced in the year 1991:
1991 - Lothar Matthaeus (Germany)
1992 - Marco van Basten (Netherlands)
1993 - Roberto Baggio (Italy)
1994 - Romario (Brazil)
1995 - George Weah (Liberia)
1996 - Ronaldo (Brazil)
1997 - Ronaldo
1998 - Zinedine Zidane (France)
1999 - Rivaldo (Brazil)
2000 - Zidane
2001 - Luis Figo (Portugal)
2002 - Ronaldo
2003 - Zidane
2004 - Ronaldinho (Brazil)
2005 - Ronaldinho
2006 - Fabio Cannavaro (Italy)
2007 - Kaka (Brazil)
2008 - Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
2009 - Lionel Messi (Argentina)

43. Who has been named FIFA's 2010 Women's World Player of the Year?
Marta Vieira da Silva (Brazil).This is the fifth year in a row that 24-year-old Marta has won the prestigious award and is also a record.
Silvia Neid, Germany women’s national football team head coach, has won the “FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football” award.

44. China has conducted its first flight test of its Black Eagle stealth fighter on 11 January 2011. Name of that stealth fighter?
The Chengdu J-20.
It is a fifth generation stealth, twin-engine fighter aircraft prototype developed by Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group for the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force.

45. Writer and former Secretary to the Election Commission of India (ECI) who died in New Delhi on 12-01-2011?
Ittiyanath Kunhikrishna Menon.( I.K.K. Menon). Menon was a recipient of the Kerala Sahithya Akademi award in 2003 and retired as Secretary to the ECI in 1977.

46. India’s first hi-tech dairy farm in the government sector is inaugurated on January 21, 2011. Where is it located?
Kulathupuzha, Kerala.
The Kulathupuzha farm, which has come up at a cost of Rs.8 crore, will house 230 Holstein-Friesian (HF) cows, the world's highest milk-yielding cattle breed. Apart from Kulathupuzha, the other farms are being set up at Mattupatti and Kolahalamedu in Idukki district.

47. The Supreme Court on January 13, 2011 proceeded with the contempt proceeding against an advocate for allegedly casting aspersions on Chief Justice S H Kapadia in an interview to “Tehelka magazine”. Name of that Advocate?

Prashant Bhushan.
Bhushan is facing contempt proceedings for his interview to Tehelka magazine in which he made the insinuations against Justice Kapadia in 2009 as well as some other judges .He had said Justice Kapadia, being a member of the Forest Bench along with then Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan, should not have heard the matter relating to Vedanta Sterlite Group as he held shares of the company.

48. Which country declined to the fourth position on the global pepper export table in 2010?
India was the second-largest exporter of the spice, fell to the fourth position after Vietnam, Indonesia and Brazil.

49. Which state won the Vijay Merchant Trophy (under-16) all-India cricket tournament held in Perinthalmanna, Kerala?
Though Delhi drew the final with Maharashtra, it emerged as champion as it took the first innings lead.

50. Who is acting as Lebanon's caretaker prime minister?
Saad al-Hariri.

51. More than 500 people died in floods during the first week of January 2011 in south-eastern part of a country in South America. Which is that country?

52. Which companies have been barred by Stock market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on January 14, 2011 from accessing the secondary market until December 2012?
Reliance Infrastructure Ltd (R-Infra) and Reliance Natural Resources Ltd (RNRL).
Business tycoon Anil Ambani is the owner of these two companies. Ambani and four board members of Reliance Natural Resources Limited (RNRL)- are Satish Seth, Lalit Jalan, SC Gupta and JP Chalsani-have been barred from stock market investment till SEBI completes its investigations into the case.

53. Which cricket player equaled Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya for the number of One Day International (ODI) appearances (i.e. 444 ODIs) in the match against South Africa on January 14, 2011?
Sachin Tendulkar.

54. Man of the match winners of two T20 International Cricket match between England and Australia held in Australia in January 2011.
First T20 International Cricket played at Adelaide on January 12, 2011:
Player of the match: Shane Watson (Australia). He scored 59 runs and took 4 wickets.
Result: England beat Australia by 1 wicket
Second T20 International Cricket played at Melbourne on January 14, 2011:
Player of the match: Aaron Finch (Australia). He scored 53 runs.
Result: Australia beat England by 4 runs.

55. Which state created history by becoming the first team from Plate group to claim the Ranji Trophy title(2010-2011) after taking a vital first innings lead of 33 runs over Baroda as their match ended in a draw?

56. Tunisian President who has left his riot-stricken country on January 14, 2011 after a military coup?
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
He flew to France, but was refused asylum by the French government. He then fled with his family to Saudi Arabia.

57. Man of the match winners of 5 One Day International Cricket (ODI) matches played between England and Australia in Australia on January 2011.
First ODI played at Melbourne on January 16, 2011:
Player of the match: Shane Watson. (Australia). He scored 161 runs.
Result: Australia beat England by 6 wickets.

Second ODI played at Hobart on January 21, 2011:
Player of the match: Shaun Marsh. (Australia). He scored 110 runs.
Result: Australia beat England by 46 runs.

Third ODI played at Sydney on January 23, 2011:
Player of the match: Brett Lee. (Australia). He took 3 wickets for 27 runs.
Result: Australia beat England by 4 wickets.

Fourth ODI played at Adelaide on January 26, 2011:
Player of the match: Jonathan Trott. (England). He scored 102 runs.
Result: England beat Australia by 21 runs.

Fifth ODI played at Brisbane on January 30, 2011:
Player of the match: Chris Woakes (England). He took 6 wickets for 45 runs
Result: Australia beat England by 51 runs

58. The foreign ministry has recently recalled a senior Indian diplomat who is an IAS officer posted as minister (economics) in the high commission, in London accused of assaulting his wife. Name of that IAS officer?
Anil Verma.

59. Who won Miss America 2011 title?
Teresa Scanlan.
Scanlan, a 17-year-old from Nebraska became the youngest winner of the Miss America title in 90 years.

60. British Actress who was nominated for an Oscar for the 1969 film “They Shoot Horses, Don't They?”, died recently at the age of 72?

Susannah York.
She was awarded a BAFTA as Best Supporting Actress for They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) and was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe for the same film. She won best actress for Images at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival. In 1991.

61. United Nations peace mission to an Asian country has ended after a four-year engagement that helped end a communist insurgency. Which is that country?
Following the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed on 21 November 2006 between the Government of Nepal and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) at the end of the Nepalese Civil War, the United Nations received a request for assistance, and established the political mission United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) on 23 January 2007 to monitor the disarmament of Maoist rebels and the preparations for Constituent Assembly elections in 2007. UNMIN ceased operations on January 15, 2011.

62. Which cities are named as the European Union’s culture capitals for 2011?
Turku and Tallinn.
Turku situated on the southwestern coast of Finland and Tallinn in Estonia.

63. Which country has signed an agreement with Afghanistan and the U.N. refugee agency that will streamline the repatriation of Afghan asylum seekers whose refugee applications are rejected?

64. Which country has set up a new committee with China to handle economic issues arising from a major trade pact the two sides signed last year?
The Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) has been widely characterised as the boldest step yet towards reconciliation between China and Taiwan, which split after the end of a civil war in 1949.

65. Who has been chosen for the prestigious Moortidevi Award of the Bharatiya Jnanpith for 2009?
Akkitham Achuthan Namboodiri.
He is a well known Malayalam poet, essayist, editor and a highly decorated literary personality among contemporary Malayalam writers. He has been chosen for the Moortidevi award for his selected poems. The award carries a cash prize of Rs.2 lakh, citation and a statuette of Goddess Saraswati.
His poetic work “Balidarsanam” (Vision of Bali), fetched him the Kendra Sahitya Academy Award in 1973. Other noted poetic works of Akkitham included Arangettam, Nimisha Kshetram, Idinju Polinja Lokam, Amritaghatika, Akkithattinte Teranjedutta Kavitakal, and Kalikkottilil. Upanayanam and Samavarttanam are his noted essay works.

Drama: The Social Network
Musical or Comedy: The Kids Are All Right
Director: David Fincher, The Social Network
Actor, Drama: Colin Firth, The King's Speech
Actress, Drama: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Actor, Musical or Comedy: Paul Giamatti, Barney's Version
Actress, Musical or Comedy: Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter
Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Original Score: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network
Original Song: "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" (written by Diane Warren), Burlesque
Foreign Language Film: In a Better World (Denmark)
Animated Film: Toy Story 3
Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Drama Series: Boardwalk Empire
Musical or Comedy Series: Glee
Actor, Drama: Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Actress, Drama: Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy
Actor, Musical or Comedy: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Actress, Musical or Comedy: Laura Linney, The Big C
Miniseries or Movie: Carlos
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack
Supporting Actor, TV Series, Miniseries or Movie: Chris Colfer, Glee
Supporting Actress, TV Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jane Lynch, Glee
Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Robert De Niro

67. Sudanese Islamist opposition leader who has been arrested by security forces at his home after he called for a Tunisia-style uprising in the country?
Hassan al-Turabi.

68. Man of the match winners of 5 One Day International Cricket Series between India and South Africa held in South Africa in January 2011.
First ODI played at Durban on January 12, 2011:
Player of the match: Lonwabo Tsotsobe (South Africa). He took 4 wickets for 31 runs.
Result: South Africa beat India by 135 runs.

Second ODI played at Johannesburg on January 15, 2011:
Player of the match: Munaf Patel (India). He took 4 wickets for 29 runs.
Result: India beat South Africa by 1 run.

Third ODI played at Cape Town on January 18, 2011:
Player of the match: Yusuf Pathan (India). He scored 59 runs and took 1 wicket.
Result: India beat South Africa by 2 wickets

Fourth ODI played at Port Elizabeth on January 21, 2011:
Player of the match: J.P.Duminy (South Africa). He scored unbeaten 71 runs.
Result: South Africa beat India by 48 runs (D/L method)
Fifth ODI played at Centurion on January 23, 2011:
Player of the match: Hashim Amla (South Africa). He scored 116 runs.
Result: South Africa beat India by 33 runs (D/L method).
Series Result: South Africa wins the 5 ODI series 3-2.

69. Who won the player of the series award in the 5 One Day International Cricket Series between India and South Africa held in South Africa in January 2011?
Hashim Amla (South Africa).

70. Indian-American and a well-known atomic industry expert, who has been appointed by US commerce secretary Gary Locke to the prestigious Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC) to advise him on trade issues facing the key sector?
Vijay Sazawal.

71. The first ministerial reshuffle of the Union Cabinet since the United Progressive Alliance returned to power in mid-2009 took place on January, 2011. Following are the Ministers and Portfolios announced by the Government:
Cabinet Ministers:
1. Praful Patel: Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
2. Sriprakash Jaiswal: Coal
3. Salman Khursheed: Water Resources and additional charge of Minority Affairs.
4. Sharad Pawar : Agriculture and Food Processing Industries
5. Virbhadra Singh : Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
6 Vilasrao Deshmukh : Rural Development and additional charge of Panchayati Raj
7. S. Jaipal Reddy : Petroleum and Natural Gas
8. Kamal Nath: Urban Development
9. Vayalar Ravi: Overseas Indian Affairs and additional charge of Civil Aviation
10. Murli Deora: Corporate Affairs
11 Kapil Sibal: Human Resource Development and additional charge of Communications and Information Technology
12. B.K. Handique: Development of North-Eastern Region
13. C.P. Joshi: Road Transport and Highways
14. Kumari Selja: Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and additional charge of Culture
15. Subodh Kant Sahay: Tourism
16. M.S. Gill: Statistics and Programme Implementation
17. Pawan Kumar Bansal: Parliamentary Affairs and additional charge of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences
Minister of State (Independent Charge):
1. Ajay Maken: Youth Affairs and Sports
2. Beni Prasad Verma: Steel
3. K.V. Thomas: Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
4. Dinsha Patel: Mines
Ministers of State:
1. Ashwani Kumar: Planning and Parliamentary Affairs, Science and Technology, and Earth Sciences
2. K.C. Venugopal: Power
3. E. Ahamed: External Affairs
4. Harish Rawat: Agriculture and Food Processing Industries
5. V. Narayanasamy: Parliamentary Affairs and Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Prime Minister's Office
6. Gurudas Kamat: Home Affairs
7. A. Sai Prathap: Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
8. Bharatsinh Solanki: Railways
9. Jitin Prasada: Road Transport and Highways
10. Mahadev S. Khandela: Tribal Affairs
11. R.P.N. Singh: Petroleum and Natural Gas and Corporate Affairs
12. Tusharbhai Chaudhary: Road Transport and Highways
13. Arun Yadav: Agriculture and Food Processing Industries
14. Pratik Prakashbapu Patil: Coal
15. Vincent Pala: Water Resources and Minority Affairs

72. Former top Swiss banker who was arrested in Zurich on January 19, 2011 for allegedly passing on secret bank documents to WikiLeaks recently?
Rudolf Elmer.

73. Which district of Kerala became the second totally electrified district in India on January 22, 2011?
Palakkad of Kerala is the first ever totally electrified district in India.

74. Karnataka Governor on 21-01- 2011 accorded sanction to prosecute Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa over allegations of denotification of land acquired by the government, apart from other charges. Name of that Governor?
H.R. Bhardwaj
Mr. Yeddyurappa is the first Chief Minister of the State against whom a Governor has accorded sanction for prosecution.

75. Name of the Italian-built fleet tanker, which was commissioned into the Navy by Defence Minister A. K. Antony on January 21, 2011?
INS Deepak.

76. Co-Founder of Google who will be the new CEO of Google Inc. from April 4, 2011?

Larry Page.
The current CEO, Eric Schmidt will assume the role of ‘Executive Chairman’ to focus on deals, partnerships, customers and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology thought leadership.

77. On 21 January 2011 it was confirmed that Baron Cohen will play the part of Saddam Hussein in the film "The Dictator". The film will be a loose adaptation of a novel written by Saddam Hussein. Name of that novel?
Zabibah and the King,
Sacha Noam Baron Cohen is a British comedian, actor, and writer. He is most widely known for his portrayal of three unorthodox fictional characters, Ali G, Borat, and Brun.

78. Man of the match winners of three One Day International (ODI) Cricket matches between New Zealand and Pakistan held in New Zealand in January 2011.
First ODI played at Wellington on January 22, 2011:
Player of the match: Tim Southee (New Zealand). He took 5 wickets for 33 runs.
Result: New Zealand beat Pakistan by 9 wickets.
Second ODI: Match abandoned.
Third ODI played at Christchurch on January 29, 2011:
Player of the match: Mohammad Hafeez (Pakistan). He scored 115 runs.
Result: Pakistan beat New Zealand by 43 runs.

79. Which player equalled Jimmy Connors' record of 27 consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinals appearances, as he overcame Tommy Robredo in four sets at the Australian Open-2011?
Roger Federer.

80. Who established a record for the longest women's Grand Slam match, needing 4 hours, 44 minutes to beat Svetlana Kuznetsova in the fourth round of Australian Open?
Francesca Schiavone.

81. A New York court has recently summoned Urban Development Minister of India in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in New Delhi. Name of that minister?
Kamal Nath.
The case against him was filed by an NGO, Sikhs for Justice, in April last year.

82. Eminent Hindustani classical vocalist and Bharat Ratna awardee died of old age related ailments on January 24, 2011?
Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.
He is renowned for the khayal form of singing, as well as for his popular renditions of devotional music. He got Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, in 2008. He was widely recognized in India due to his performance in the Mile Sur Mera Tumhara music video (1985), which begins with him. The video was created for the purpose of national integration in India, and highlights the diversity of Indian culture.

83. The “Godfather of Fitness” who has passed away on January 23, 2011 at his home in Morro Bay, California?

Jack Lalanne.
He died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia. He was the founder of the modern day fitness movement, opened America’s first health club in 1936, which served as both a fitness center and health food store. He went on to reach millions of Americans through his television show, The Jack LaLanne Show, which ran from 1951 to 1985.

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85. Name of the army doctor who was conferred the highest peacetime gallantry award -Ashok Chakra-posthumously for fighting militants barehanded during an attack on Indians in Kabul last year?
Major Laishram Jyotin Singh (Manipur).
He is the first officer from Army Medical Corps (AMC) to receive the award
The officer laid down his life while fighting terrorists during an attack on Indians in Kabul.

86. Indian-American and a former B-2 stealth bomber engineer, who was sentenced by a US court to 32 years in jail for selling American military secrets to China on?
Noshir Gowadia.

87. INTERPOL has recently issued arrest warrant for former Tunisian president and six of his family members following a request from the Tunisian government.
Name of that former president of Tunisia?
Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali
The warrant accuses Ben Ali and his relatives of possessing expropriated property and transferring foreign currency abroad. Ben Ali has taken refuge in Saudi Arabia.

88. Who has been appointed Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus?
Mikhail Myasnikovich.

89. Indian Discus thrower, who finished fourth in the Asian Games-2010, is handed over the bronze medal after Ahmed Dheeb of Qatar who had won silver in the men's discus tested positive for a banned substance. Name of that Indian Discus thrower?

Vikas Gowda.
Gowda, who was originally fourth with an effort of 63.13m now won the bronze medal and India's medal count increased to 65 (14 gold, 17 silver, 34 bronze) in the Guangzhou Asian Games.

90. A resolution was introduced in the US House of Representative in “honour” of an Asian country on the occasion of its Republic Day calling that country “our good friend”. Which is that country?

91. Indian-American who has been appointed by U.S.President Obama as member of the advisory group on Prevention, Health, Promotion and Integrative and Public Health?
Vivek Murthy.
He is the co-founder of the organisation known as Doctors for America that consists of over 15,000 doctors and medical students in 50 states and provides better healthcare for Americans.

92. Indo-American who is appointed as Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)?
Islam A. Siddiqui.

93. Who won the Australian Open women's doubles Tennis Title-2011 defeating Victoria Azarenka and Maria Kirilenko of Russia in the final?
Gisela Dulko (Argentina) and Flavia Pennetta (Italy). This is their first Grand Slam title.

94. Who won Australian Open Women’s singles title-2011 defeating China’s Li Na in the final?
Kim Clijsters (Belgium.)
For Clijsters, this was her 1st Australian Open Crown, and also the 4th Grand Slam title.

95. Who has been appointed the new Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)?

Upendra Kumar Sinha.
The present SEBI Chairman C B Bhave's three-year term is due to end on February 17, 2011.

96. Which country lifted the Asian Cup Football for a record fourth time beating Australia (1-0) in final?
Substitute striker Tadanari Lee hit the winning goal for Japan in the extra time.

97. Iran hanged an Iranian-Dutch woman, on 29-01-2011, after she was found guilty of selling and possessing drugs. Name of that woman?
Zahra Bahrami.
Bahrami, a 46-year-old Iranian-born naturalised Dutch citizen, arrested after taking part in anti-government protests in Iran in 2009.

98. Who won Australian Open Men’s singles title-2011 defeating World No.5 Andy Murray in the final?
Novak Djokovic (Serbia). This is his second Grand Slam title.

99. Who won Australian Open mixed doubles title-2011?
Katarina Srebotnik (Slovenia) and Daniel Nestor (Canada).
They beat Australia's Paul Hanley and Chan Yung-jan of Taiwan 6-3, 3-6 (10-7) in the final.

100. Which state has been voted the top travel and tourism destination in India by a poll conducted by the Outlook Traveller magazine?
The award was decided by a survey conducted by noted global consumer-research company Nielsen, among the readers of the magazine, Outlook Traveller.

101. Which professional football club has won its 15th consecutive league game beating Hercules, tying the 50-year-old Spanish record set by Real Madrid?
Real Madrid won 15 straight games during the 1960-61 season.

102. Which country won the15th Asian Junior Team Squash Championships held in Colombo?
India lifts the prestigious title for the first time since its inception in 1981. Indian boys beat Pakistan in the final.

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