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Tuesday, 5 April 2011


1. Name of the one man committee appointed by the Indian government to look into the 2G spectrum allocation procedures who submitted its report to Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on 31 January 2011?
Justice Shivraj Patil.
The one-man committee of Justice Shivraj Patil, looking into the 2G spectrum scam has named former telecom minister A Raja for procedural lapses. Former Department of Telecom secretary Sidhartha Behura has also been named in the report along with RK Chandolia, former personal secretary to Raja.

2. The South Korean firm which got the conditional clearance from the Environmental Ministry of India to start $12 billion steel mill project in Orissa?
Pohang Steel Company (POSCO).
It is considered as the single biggest foreign direct investment (FDI) in India.

3. Which Indian multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Mumbai announced the acquisition of US-based Columbian Chemicals Company (CCC) recently, the world’s third-largest carbon black entity, for $875 million?

The Aditya Birla Group.
A conglomerate is a combination of two or more corporations engaged in entirely different businesses together into one corporate structure, usually involving a parent company and several (or many) subsidiaries. Often, a conglomerate is a multi-industry company. Conglomerates are often large and multinational.

4. Which teams won the men's and women's titles of the sixth edition of the United Phosphorous-sponsored Savio Cup basketball tournament held in Mumbai?
Indian Railways (Men)
Southern Railway (Women)
Shooting for Success, the team from USA, lost 79-91 to Indian Railway in the men's final. Southern Railway beat Chhattisgarh in the Women’s final. (76-66)

5. One of Indonesia’s hottest pop stars who was given a 3 ½ jail sentence after his homemade sex tapes found their way in the internet and mobile phones?

Nazril Irham.
Nazril Irham is the lead singer of a popular band named ‘Peterpan’ and he is well-known to his fans by the pet name “Ariel”.

6. Man of the match winners of ODI Cricket Series between New Zealand and Pakistan held in New Zealand in February 2011.
Fourth ODI played at McLean Park, Napier on February 1, 2011:
Man of the match: Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan).
He scored 93 runs.
Result: Pakistan beat New Zealand by 2 wickets.

Fifth ODI played at Seddon Park, Hamilton, on February 3, 2011:
Man of the match: Ahmad Shahzad (Pakistan).
He scored 115 runs.
Result: Pakistan beat New Zealand by 41 runs

Sixth ODI played at Eden Park, Auckland, on February 5, 2011:
Man of the match: Jesse Ryder (New Zealand).
He scored 107 runs.
Result: New Zealand beat Pakistan by 57 runs.
Series Result: Pakistan wins the 6 ODI series 3-2.

7. Five-time Oscar-winning composer who wrote the music for 12 James Bond movies, died recently in New York after a heart attack at the age of 77?

John Barry.
He won Oscars for his compositions for the movies "Born Free" (1966), "The Lion in the Winter" (1968), "Out of Africa" (1985) and "Dances with Wolves" (1990).
He won two Oscars for Born Free (1966), for best score and best song.

8. Man of the match winners of ODI Cricket Series between Australia and England held in Australia in February 2011.
Sixth ODI played at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney on February 2, 2011:
Man of the match: Jonathan Trott (England).
He scored 137 runs.
Result: Australia beat England by 2 wickets
Seventh ODI played at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth on February 6, 2011:
Man of the match: Adam Voges (Australia).
He scored unbeaten 80 runs.
Result: Australia beat England by 57 runs.
Series Result: Australia wins the 7 ODI series 6-1

9. The Central Bureau of Investigation on February 2, 2011 arrested the former Union Communications and Information Technology Minister and two officers who had worked under him, for their role in the grant of licenses and allocation of 2G spectrum during 2008 in violation of established guidelines and procedures. Name of that minister?
A. Raja.
Mr. Raja, as well as Siddhartha Behura, former Secretary in the Department of Telecommunications, and R.K. Chandolia, who was Private Secretary to the Minister, were arrested by CBI.

10. Man of the match winners of ODI Cricket Series between Sri Lanka and West Indies held in Sri Lanka in February 2011.
Second ODI played at Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo on February 3, 2011:
Man of the match: Upul Tharanga (Sri Lanka).
He scored unbeaten 101 runs.
Result: Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 8 wickets (D/L method)

Third ODI played at Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo on February 6, 2011:
Man of the match: Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka).
He scored 75 runs.
Result: Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 26 runs.
Series Result: Sri Lanka wins the 3 ODI series 2-0.

11. Who won the Man of the Series award in the 3 ODI cricket series between Sri Lanka and West Indies held in Sri Lanka in 2011?
Upul Tharanga (Sri Lanka)

12. Name of the Severe Tropical Cyclone, a top-category storm, which hit the Australian coast on February 3, 2011?
Cyclone Yasi

13. One of the founders of Infosys Technologies who will take charge as the new CEO of Infosys some time in April, 2011 as part of a regular reshuffle of the top deck?
S.D. Shibulal.
Sibulal will replace the current CEO S Kris Gopalakrishnan.

14. An Indian-American doctor who has been sentenced to eight years in prison by U.S.Court for her role in a health care fraud scheme that earlier resulted in a 15-year prison sentence for her husband?
Kiran Sharma.
Pleaded guilty in April 2010, admitting that she and her husband, Arun Sharma, billed Medicare, Medicaid and several private health care providers from 1998 to 2009 for medical procedures that weren't performed. Arun Sharma was earlier sentenced to 15 years in prison. In addition to their prison terms, the couple was ordered to forfeit more than $43 million.

15. Who was elected the new and the 34th Prime Minister of Nepal on February 3, 2011 ending the seven month long political deadlock over the election of Prime Minister?
Jhalanath Khanal.
He is the Chairperson of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist). He became the third communist Prime Minister of Nepal after the monarchy was abolished here in 2008.

16. Russia's ruling party ‘United Russia’ has recently launched a website announcing an online poll on the burial of revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin. Name of that website launched for the online survey?

17. Myanmar’s new parliament elected Prime Minister in the outgoing military junta, as one of three vice-presidents of Myanmar on 03-02-2011. Name of that vice president?
Thein Sein.
The army has held power in Myanmar since 1962. The army is essentially handpicking the new President, who is selected by parliament from the three vice-presidents.

18. Which Asian country has got 216.6 million US dollars from the International Monetary Fund for strengthening the economy and macro-economic management?
Sri Lanka

19. New scheme introduced by Postal Department of India on February 12, 2011 which allows the sender of mail to affix his / her picture in the place of stamp?
“My Stamp”.
The stamp will be divided into two parts – the currency part and the photograph – separable from each other. My Stamp is a wonderful way to celebrate special occasions such as engagements, birth of a baby, or to send as greetings to loved ones and friends. The template on My Stamp would be printed on the six themes:
1. Trains 2. Aeroplanes 3. Wildlife 4. Panchatantra 5. Sun Signs 6. Taj Mahal. Rs 150 for 8 stamp sheets.

20. World Philatelic Exhibition-2011 (INDIPEX-2011) is held at?
Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from February 12 to February 18.

21. Who has been appointed as Finance Secretary of India?
Ms Sushma Nath.
She is an IAS officer of 1974 batch of Madhya Pradesh cadre, succeeds Finance Secretary Ashok Chawla, who retired on January 31, 2011.

22. Who has been appointed as the Secretary of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs of India?
D K Mittal.

23. Which state won the Youth National Volley ball Championship held on 23rd January to Ist February?

24. Which state defeated Karnataka to clinch the boys' title in the 37th junior National volleyball championships which concluded at Bijapur?
Uttar Pradesh.

25. Which state defeated Tamilnadu to clinch the girl's title in the 37th junior National volleyball championships which concluded at Bijapur?

26. U.S.-Russia nuclear arms control treaty known as the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) treaty went into effect from?
February 5, 2011.
The START treaty succeeds the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty that expired in December 2009. The treaty was signed April 8, 2010, by President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Prague.

27. Which team won the Duleep Trophy Cricket Title-2011?
South Zone. They beat North Zone in the final.
Duleep Trophy is a domestic first-class cricket competition played in India between teams representing geographical zones of India.

28. Name of the American-made air craft which is inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) on 05-02-2011?
C-130J-30 Super Hercules airlifter.
The aircraft is without critical equipment as India has not signed a crucial pact with the US for communications inter-operability. C-130J is the first military aircraft inducted by India from the US through the foreign military sales routes in decades.

29. Champions Trophy Hockey Tournament -2011 will be held in?
New Delhi.
From December 1 to December 11.

30. Name of the three Pakistani cricketers who were banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) tribunal for spot fixing in their series against England in August 2010?
Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir.
After months of trial, Salman Butt, ex team captain, was awarded a penalty of 10-year ban while Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were each decreed a ban of 5 years

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

32. Who has been appointed as the first woman secretary general of SAARC?
Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed.
She is the tenth secretary-general of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). She is a Maldivian lawyer. She was appointed secretary-general at the Thirty-third Session of the SAARC Council of Ministers in February 2011. She succeeded India's Sheel Kant Sharma, whose term ended in February.

33. Comptroller and Auditor General of India recently started enquiring The Department of Space and ISRO for the award of S-Band without any notification of bids. Name of that scandal which caused Rs 2 lakh crore loss to the Indian economy?
S Band Spectrum Scandal.
CAG found that the contracts were awarded without any notification of bids. The major benefited companies by S band allotment are Antrix Corporation Ltd. and Devas Multimedia Private Ltd. Dr M. G. Chandrashekhar is heading Devas Multimedia who worked as the ex-scientific secretary at ISRO.

34. Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) recently has accused former Pakistan President of assassinating the country's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Who is that former president?
Pervez Musharraf.

35. New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has invited an IIT from India to submit a proposal for establishing campus in New York. Which is that IIT?
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay.

36. Former power minister of Kerala who has been sentenced for one year imprisonment by the Supreme Court of India in the 23-year Idamalayar dam corruption case on February 10, 2011?
R Balakrishna Pillai.

37. On February 11, 2011 International Container Trans-shipment Terminal (ICTT), was dedicated to the Nation by Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India. Where is it located?
Vallarpadam, Kochi (Kerala).

38. Which state of India tops in atrocities against Dalits according to the latest crime figures released by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) under "Crime In India – 2009"?
Uttar Pradesh

39. 34th National Games 2011 of India is held in which city?
Ranchi city of Jharkhand state from February 12, 2011 to February 26, 2011. Services (SSCB) has won in the first place in the medal tally of 34th National Games with 70 gold medals, 50 silver medals and 42 bronze medals. Manipur is in the Second place with 48 gold medals, 37 silver medals and 33 bronze medals. Haryana in third place and Kerala in seventh place.

40. Which state will host the 35th National Games of India?
Kerala, It will be held in 2012.

41. Who has stepped down as president of Egypt on February 11,2011and handed over power to the army capitulating under mass protests sweeping the country's streets?
Hosni Mubarak.
He served as the fourth President of Egypt from 1981 to 2011. Mubarak was appointed Vice President of Egypt in 1975, and assumed the presidency on 14 October 1981, following the assassination of President Anwar El Sadat.

42. Renowned Cinematographer of Kerala who won state award for his excellence in the movie “Manimuzhakkam”, passed away on 12 February 2011?
Vipin Das.
He has cinematographed more than 200 films in Malayalam.Vipin Das started his film career by directing Tamil film “Thalattu”. He debuted in Malayalam through “Prethangalude Thazhvara”. It was followed by “Prathidhwani”, directed by him but cinematographed by veteran director I. V. Sasi. His last work was Thathwamasi, directed by Sunil.

43. Which country won South American under-20 Football title in Peru with a 6-0 victory over Uruguay in their final match?

44. Which country qualified for the 2012 London Olympics after beating Argentina 1-0 in the second round of South American qualifying for the Under-20 World Cup?
Uruguay will be playing in its first Olympic football tournament since it won back-to-back gold in 1924 and 1928. Brazil, the winners of South American under-20 title qualified for the London Olympics

45. Which film earned the best film award and six other categories at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards? (BAFTA)?
“The King's Speech”.
The film won 7 BAFTA awards. Here are the winners of the 2011 British Academy of Film Awards:
BEST FILM: The King’s Speech
DIRECTOR: David Fincher (The Social Network)
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: David Seidler (The King’s Speech)
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: The Girl with the Dragon TattooANIMATED FILM: Toy Story 3
LEADING ACTOR: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
LEADING ACTRESS: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
ORIGINAL MUSIC: The King’s Speech, Alexandre Desplat
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Roger Deakins (True Grit)
EDITING: Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter (The Social Network)
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Inception, Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Doug Mowat
COSTUME DESIGN: Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland)
SOUND: Inception, Richard King, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A Rizzo, Ed Novick
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS: Inception, Chris Corbould, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Peter Bebb
MAKE UP AND HAIR: Alice in Wonderland, Valli O’Reilly, Paul Gooch
SHORT ANIMATION: The Eagle man Stag
SHORT FILM: Until the River Runs Red

46. Veteran Brazilian Football striker who announced his retirement from football on February 14, 2011?
Some of Ronaldo’s career achievements are as follows:
Record number of goals scored in FIFA World Cup with 15.
Won FIFA World Players of the Year thrice (1996, 1997 and 2002)
Won two World Cups (1994 and 2002) with Brazil
Won Copa America twice with Brazil
Won the European Footballer of the year twice (1997 and 2002)

47. Which country surpassed Japan as the world’s second-largest economy last quarter, capping the nation’s three- decade rise from Communist isolation to emerging superpower?
Japan's economy was worth $5.474 trillion (£3.414 trillion) at the end of 2010. China's economy was closer to $5.8 trillion in the same period. According to IMF (International Monetary Fund), World's 10 biggest economies are USA, China, Japan, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Brazil, Canada and Russia.

48. 19-year-old blogger who is sentenced to five years in prison by a Syrian court on charges of spying for a foreign country?
Tal al-Mallohi.
Tal al-Mallouhi was 17 when she was arrested in 2009 and has been held by authorities for the past two years.

49. Who will be the second Judge in independent India to face impeachment for alleged misconduct in misappropriating Rs 42 lakh when he, as a lawyer, had been appointed a receiver by a court of law?
Judge Soumitra Sen, Calcutta High Court judge.
Former Supreme Court Judge Justice V Ramaswami was the first sitting Judge who was impeached. But the impeachment motion had failed in Lok Sabha on May 10, 1993 because of 205 abstentions by then ruling Congress and its allies as against 196 members who voted for impeachment.

50. On which day, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory witnessed a powerful solar flare erupt from the sun in the direction of the Earth?
February 15, 2011.
A solar flare is a large explosion in the Sun's atmosphere that can release as much as 6 × 1025 joules of energy (about a sixth of the total energy output of the Sun each second). Solar flares occur in fairly regular 11-year cycles. The peak of the current solar flare cycle, says NASA, is 2011. Solar flares emit strong, broad-spectrum radiation. This radiation can wreak havoc with ground communications, electrical grids, and satellites.

51. Former Deputy Editor of Mathrubhumi daily, (a leading news paper of Kerala) who has been chosen for the first Swadeshabhimani-Kesari award instituted by the Kerala government?
T. Venugopal.
The award, instituted in memory of legends in Malayalam journalism Kesari Balakrishna Pillai and Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai, is to recognise outstanding contributions in political, cultural, developmental and journalistic fields.

52. Which country has suspended its annual Antarctic whale hunt following protests from an environmental group?

53. Malaysia has barred an Iranian singer from performing a concert in Malaysia on February, 2011 because his work has insulted Islam. Name of that singer?
Mohsen Namjoo.

54. Which countries signed a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) on February 18, 2011 that envisages liberal trade in goods and services and a stable and competitive investment regime to promote foreign investment between the two countries?
India and Malaysia.
The Agreement will come into effect on July 1, 2011.

55. Olympian and 1978 Asian Games gold medalist, who died at a city hospital in Ranchi while attending the 2011 National Games of India. ?
Suresh Babu.
He was a long jumper from Kerala who had held the national titles in the long, triple, and high jump events, in addition to the decathlon. He was one of the athletes to win medals in two events in successive Asian Games, the bronze in the decathlon in the Tehran Asian Games in 1974 and gold in the long jump in the Bangkok Asian Games, 1978.

56. Famous Play back singer who had sung over 8000 songs in his career died on 20 February 2011 in Chennai?

Malaysia Vasudevan.
He was a Tamil playback singer and actor in the Tamil film industry. He was known for singing songs for Indian actor Rajnikanth and many more Some of his notable songs for Rajnikanth were Ennama Kannu Sowkiyama (Mr. Bharat) Singamondru Purapattadhe (Arunachalam), Yejaman Kaladi Manneduthu (Yejaman), Agaya gangai, oru thanga rathathil (Dharma Yutham) and many others. Malaysia Vasudevan has also acted in nearly 85 films. He wrote a book of poems called "Ennam Thondriyathu Ezhutha Thoondiyathu" in the year 2010. He has been awarded Kalaimamani by the Tamil Nadu Government. Tamilnadu State Award for Best singer.

57. The first University in India exclusively dedicated to studies in fisheries and allied disciplines which was formally inaugurated and dedicated to the nation on 20 February 2011?
Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS), Kochi, Kerala.
KUFOS has its headquarters in the premises of the College of Fisheries, Panangad, near Kochi. Dr. B. Madhusoodhana Kurup is the inaugural Vice-Chancellor of the University. Dr Tresa Radhakrishnan of Aquatic Biology Department of the Kerala University is the first Registrar of the university.

58. Pakistani singer who was fined Rs.15 lakh by India’s Customs department for the restoration of undeclared foreign currency from them on the IGI airport in Delhi?
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
He and his 16-member group were arrested for allegedly carrying $ 1.24 lakh (around RS 60 lakh) of black foreign currencies in New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport.

59. Who has been re-elected as Uganda's president for a fourth consecutive five-year term, according to the results of the February 18 presidential election announced by the country's election commission?
Yoweri Museveni.

60. Which university was granted minority institution status on 22-02-2011 by the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions, a first for any central university which will allow it to reserve up to 50 per cent seats for Muslims?
Jamia Milia Islamia University.

61. Who were arrested by the CBI in connection with alleged irregularities in the Rs 107 crore deals inked with a Swiss timing firm on February 22, 2011?
Lalit Bhanot, Former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Secretary General
V. K. Verma, former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee director general.

62. Which country will set a price on carbon emissions (Tax on carbon emission) in 2012 in preparation for a trading program that could begin as early as 2015 aimed at curbing greenhouse gases?
63. Government of India formed a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) on 23-02-2011 to probe alleged irregularities in?
2G spectrum allocation.
JPC will have 30 members, including the chairman -- 20 members from the Lok Sabha and 10 from the Rajya Sabha.

64. The creator and founder of Amar Chitra and Tinkle comics who passed away at the age of 81?

Anant Pai.
Pai launched the Amar Chitra Katha series of Indian comics in 1967 which was an instant hit. In 1980, he launched Tinkle, a children's anthology, which was started under Rang Rekha Features, India's first comic and cartoon syndicate that lasted till 1998.

65. A London court has ruled that Julian Assange, founder of the controversial website WikiLeaks, will be extradited to a country in Northern Europe to face sexual assault charges. Which is that country?

66. According to the Economic Survey which country has the fourth largest foreign exchange reserves?
India had the fourth largest foreign exchange reserves at $297.3 billion at the end of December 2010.

67. The founder of Sahaja Yoga movement who passed away in Genoa, Italy, on 24-02-11 at the age of 88?
Mataji Nirmala Devi.
Nirmala Devi, who was born in Chhindwara in 1923, started Sahaja Yoga propagating it as a method of meditation and claiming it to be a breakthrough in evolution of human awareness. The movement now has centres in about 120 countries.

68. First Coast Guard Academy of India would be set up at?
Azheekkal near Kannur in Kerala.

69. United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on 26-02-2011 to impose sanctions on which country following the country’s violent crackdown against protesters seeking to oust its long term ruler?
UN Security Council has unanimously voted to impose sanctions on Libya’s regime following its bloody suppression of the uprising in the North African state. Security Council, imposed sanctions on Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi, his five children and 10 top associates.

70. Who beats Roger Federer in final to win Dubai Open tennis title-2011?
Novak Djokovic. (Serbia)

71. Which film topped the winner’s list at the 31st Annual Razzie Awards?
The Last Airbender. The film is directed by Manoj. Night Shyamalan. The film won five Golden Raspberry Awards for Worst Picture; Worst Eye-Gouging Misuse of 3D; Worst Director; Worst Screenplay; and Worst Supporting Actor. The 31st Golden Raspberry Awards or Razzies is a parodic award ceremony that was held on February 26, 2011, at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Hollywood to honor the worst films of 2010
Here is the full list of awards:
Worst Picture-The Last Airbender
 (Director: M. Night Shyamalan)
Worst Actor
-Ashton Kutcher (Killers and Valentine's Day)
Worst Actress-Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City 2)
Worst Supporting Actor-Jackson Rathbone (The Last Airbender and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse).
Worst Supporting Actress-Jessica Alba (The Killer Inside Me, Little Fockers, Machete and Valentine's Day).
Worst Eye-Gouging Mis-Use of 3D-The Last Airbender (Director: M.Night Shyamalan)
Worst Screen Couple or Ensemble
-The Entire Cast of Sex and the City 2.
Worst Director-Manoj Night Shyamalan (The Last Airbender) 

Worst Screenplay-M. Night Shyamalan (The Last Airbender
Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel-Sex and the City 2 (Director. Michael Patrick King)

72. Tunisian prime minister who has resigned after renewed violent protests calling for him to step down?
Mohamed Ghannouchi.

73. Which Indian state has banned the use of pesticide endosulfan with immediate effect for a period of 60 days from February 18, 2011?

74. A member of the Central Water Commission (CWC) who had been appointed as chairman of the coordination committee of the Supreme Court on technical matters in the Mullaperiyar case?
A.K Ganju.
However his inclusion in the committee was opposed by Kerala and hence he was removed from the committee. C D Thatte, will be the new chairman of the coordination committee of technical teams while former chief engineer of the CWC (Central Water Commission)D K Mehta will be the deputy chairman. M K Parameswaran, of the Mullaperiyar Cell, has been included in the coordination committee as Kerala's representative.

75. On 17-02-2011, union cabinet of India decided to cancel the controversial S-band spectrum deal between a private firm and Antrix, the commercial wing of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Name of that private firm?
Devas Multimedia.

76. Which country recently withdrew their application to transit the Suez Canal after Israel expressed concerns over the plans?

77. The top secret recipe of one of the world's most popular beverages, Coca Cola, has been revealed by a popular public radio program on February 11, 2011. Name of that program?
“This American Life”.
This American Life (TAL) is a weekly hour-long radio program produced by Chicago Public Radio and hosted by Ira Glass. For 125 years, Coke’s secret recipe has remained one of the most heavily guarded trade secrets in the world.
The drink was created by pharmacist John Pemberton in 1886.
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