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Sunday, 24 July 2011


1. Which pop was beatified in a three-hour ceremony in the biggest event hosted by the Vatican on 1 May 2011?

Pope John Paul II.

2. PAC (Public Accounts Committee) chairman who lobbed the 2G spectrum draft report into Speaker Meira Kumar's court on 30-04-2011, the last day on which the current PAC's term ends?
Murli Manohar Joshi.

3. Former CEO of ICICI Bank who has been named the new chairman of Infosys Technologies to succeed NR Narayana Murthy?

KV Kamath.
Current chief operating officer (COO) S.D.Shibulal is appointed as the new CEO and MD.S.Gopalakrishnan is appointed as co-chairman of Infosys.

4. Which Malayalam films have been selected to the 11th New York Indian Film Festival which held from May 4 to 8, 2011?

‘Veetilekkulla Vazhi' (The Way Home) and ‘T.D.Dasan Std IV B'.
‘Veetilekkulla Vazhi' (The Way Home) starring Prithviraj in the lead is directed by Biju Kumar and ‘T.D.Dasan Std IV B,' is directed by Mohan Raghavan. Other films get selected to the 11th New York Indian Film Festival are ‘A Decent Arrangement,' starring Shabana Azmi, ‘Do Dooni Chaar' (Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh star), Aparna Sen's ‘Ithi Mrinalini' and Sudhir Mishra's ‘Yeh Saali Zindagi' (starring Irfan Khan).
‘Veetilekkulla Vazhi' has also been selected to the competition section of the 13th Imagine India International Film Festival Madrid, Spain (May 13 to 30).

5. Which Football club decided to auction the oldest rules of club football in July as part of an historic archive that is expected to fetch 800,000 - 1.2 million pounds?
Sheffield Football Club.
The pamphlet, drawn up in 1858, introduces laws of the game which still exist today, such as the indirect free kick, the corner kick and the use of a crossbar.
Sheffield FC, acknowledged by football’s governing body Fifa as the oldest club in the world, was formed in 1857 – six years before the formation of the Football Association.

6. Head of the militant Islamic group al-Qaeda, who was killed in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, by a United States Special Forces military unit?
Osama bin Laden.
The operation, code-named Operation Neptune Spear, was ordered by United States President Barack Obama and carried out in a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operation by a team of United States Navy SEALs from the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (informally known as DEVGRU or by its former name SEAL Team Six) of the Joint Special Operations Command, with support from CIA operatives on the ground. The raid on bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan was launched from Afghanistan. After the raid, U.S. forces took bin Laden's body to Afghanistan for identification, then buried it at sea within 24 hours of his death.

7. Veteran BJP leader who has been again appointed Chairman of the Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for another term?
Dr Murli Manohar Joshi.
The term of the previous committee had ended on April 30, 2011 and Dr Joshi's new tenure as Chairman will be for one year.

8. Former British and European heavyweight boxing champion, one of his country's most popular sportsmen, who has died on May 1, 2011 at the age of 76?
Henry Cooper.
He is known for the effectiveness of his left hook, "Enry's 'Ammer", and his knockdown of the young Muhammad Ali.

9. Which is the first book published in Malayalam with a 3D cover page?
“Pathram Nammude Mithram.”
The book is written by Sreejith.K.Warrier.

10. Name of the May 2011 operation that resulted in the death and capture of Osama bin Laden in Abbottobad, Pakistan?
Operation Neptune's Spear.
There were conflicting reports in the media regarding what the official mission code name was. Originally reported as “Operation Geronimo” it was subsequently reported as “Operation Neptune's Spear“, with “Jackpot” as the code name for bin Laden himself and “Geronimo” for bin Laden’s capture or death.

11. Police of which country raided the office of Google on 03-05-2011, charging the company with collecting personal data without permission?
South Korea.
South Korean police raided the Seoul office of Google investigating the search engine's use of location data.

12. The most popular car in the Indian market which has become the largest selling car in the world by driving highest volumes in calendar year 2010?
Maruti Alto.
Maruti Suzuki Alto has become the no. 1 bestselling car of the world, leaving behind worlds" top selling compact models like Volkswagen Gold in Germany, Fiat Uno and Volkswagen Gol in Brazil.

13. Famous Malayalam writer who won Muttathu Varkey Award (2011) for her collection of short stories titled 'Papathara'?
Sarah Joseph.
The award carries a cash prize of Rs 33,333, a memento and a citation.

14. Who is the new Defense Secretary of U.S.A?

Leon Panetta.
He is the 23rd Secretary of Defense of U.S, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama since 2011. Prior to taking office, he served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency(CIA).

15. Arunachal Pradesh chief minister who died along with four others on a flight from Tawang after their helicopter crashed in bad weather in the mountains?

Dorjee Khandu
The Pawan Hans helicopter carrying among others Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Dorjee Khandu had gone missing on 30 April 2011. The search operation that followed came to an on 4 May 2011 when Dorjee's body was found among the wreckage of the Pawan Hans at 15,000ft near Luguthang, 60 km from Tawang town.
He was the sixth Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. He was reelected in 2009 general elections for the second term as the chief minister.

16. Social activist who has rejected the Rs one crore 2011 Rabindranath Tagore Peace Prize announced by the Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM)?

Anna Hazare.

17. Man of the match winners of two ODI cricket matches played between Pakistan and West Indies held in West Indies in May-2011.
Fourth ODI played between West Indies and Pakistan at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados on 2-05-2011.
Player of the match: Mohammad Hafeez. (Pakistan) He scored 121 runs and took one wicket.
Result: West Indies won by 1 run.
Fifth ODI played between West Indies and Pakistan at Guyana on 05-05-2011:
Player of the match: Lendl Simmons. (West Indies) He scored unbeaten 77 runs.
Result: West Indies won by 10 wickets.
Series Result: Pakistan won the 5 match ODI series 3-2.

18. Who won the Man of the series award in the 5 ODI cricket matches played between Pakistan and West Indies held in West Indies in 2011?
Mohammad Hafeez. (Pakistan)

19. Which Indian Company has bought Henkel AG's majority stake in its Indian subsidiary for Rs 617 crore, including debt and preference shares on May 5, 2011?
Jyothy Laboratories.
Mumbai-based Jyothy paid Rs 118.7 crore, or Rs 20 for each share, for the German firm's 50.97% stake in Henkel India. Jyothy Laboratories is the maker of Ujala fabric whitener.

20. German Chancellor who has been chosen for the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Award for 2009 for her enormous efforts toward sustainable and equitable development?
Angela Merkel.
Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding founded in 1965 is an international award presented by the Government of India. The award is administered by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) carries prize money of Rs.1 crore besides a trophy and citation.

21. Senior diplomat who has been appointed as British High Commissioner to India?
James Bevan.
He will succeed Sir Richard Stagg.

22. Who won the Madrid Masters Tennis Tournament-2011 defeating Rafael Nadal in final?
Novak Djokovic (Serbia).

23. Which professional Italian football club clinched their first Italian Serie A title since 2003-2004 with a 0-0 draw at Roma?
A.C. Milan.

24. Kerala pollution control board orders for the closure of factory in Cochin manufacturing Endosulfan citing violations. Name of that factory?
Hindustan Insecticides Limited (HIL).
Kerala government cancelled the license given to Kochi-based central government-run Hindustan Insecticides Limited (HIL) on 27-05-2011 to manufacture pesticide endosulfan, blamed for almost 500 deaths in the state since 1995.

25. Who has been awarded the Sydney Peace Foundation's Gold Medal for "exceptional courage in the pursuit of human rights"?
Julian Assange.
There have only been four recipients of this award in the foundation's fourteen-year history: South African statesman Nelson Mandela, 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, Japanese Buddhist leader Daisaku Ikeda.

26. Nepali mountaineer who climbed Everest on 11-05-2011 for the 21st time, breaking his own world record of 20 summits?
Apa Sherpa.
Apa Sherpa nicknamed "Super Sherpa", first reached the summit in 1990.

27. Which country has delivered 30 tons of fuel for Iran’s first nuclear power plant in Bushehr, which sits on the Arabian Gulf?

28. India, along with 10 other countries, has signed a Protocol on Genetic Resources, with an aim to promote sustainable use of biological diversity. Name of that protocol?
Nagoya Protocol.
Objective of the Nagoya Protocol is to share the benefits arising from the utilisation of genetic resources in a fair and equitable way, which would promote sustainable use of biological diversity but not exploit it or those who claim a right over its components. Adopted Oct 29, 2010 in Nagoya, Japan, the protocol has been signed by 23 countries so far.

29. Name of 91-year-old retired autoworker who was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison by a court in Munich on 12-05-2011 for aiding the Nazis in the murder of at least 28,000 Jews at the Sobibor death camp (Poland) during World War II?
John Demjanjuk.
He was sentenced to 5 years but let out due to age.

30. Which football club won the Spanish La Liga title with a 1-1 draw against mid-table opponents Levante?
The title is Barcelona's third La Liga crown in a row and their fifth in seven seasons.

31. Which coalition party gained a narrow majority over the CPM-controlled LDF (Left Democratic Fund) in the thirteenth legislative assembly election of Kerala held on 13 April 2011?
UDF. (United Democratic Fund)
The United Democratic Front (UDF) is the coalition of parties led by the Indian National Congress. UDF won 72 seats out of 140 seats while LDF won 68 seats.

32. Which party won majority of seats in the fourteenth legislative assembly elections held on 13 April 2011 to elect members from 234 constituencies in Tamil Nadu?
AIADMK. (All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam).
AIADMK alliance won 203 seats and AIADMK party alone secured a simple majority by carrying 150 seats. DMK (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) won 31 seats.

33. Which party won an absolute majority of seats in the West Bengal state assembly election, 2011 held in six phases between 18 April and 10 May 2011?
Trinamool Congress.
Trinamool Congress won 184 seats. (Total Constituencies-294).
United Progressive Alliance won 227 seats and Left Front won 62 seats.
The election also marked the defeat for the longest serving democratically elected Communist government in the world after the 34-year rule of the Left Front government.
The Left Front has governed West Bengal since 1977.

34. Which party won majority of seats in the 13th Assam Legislative Assembly election held in two phases on 4 and 11 April, 2011 to elect members from 126 constituencies in Assam?
Indian National Congress. (INC)
INC won 78 seats.

35. Which coalition won majority in the legislative assembly election of the Indian Union Territory Puducherry?
AINRC-AIADMK alliance. They won 20 seats. (Total constituencies-30)
AINRC-All India NR Congress.
Congress ended with a tally of seven and DMK two.

36. Which Indian Company has entered into an agreement to acquire majority stake in Brazil-based hydraulics cylinder manufacturer R.K.M. Equipamentos Hydraulics?

37. Name of the Solar powered aircraft which landed safely at Brussels (Zaventem) airport, on May 13, 2011 after a flight lasting 12 hours 59 minutes, using no fuel and propelled by solar energy alone?
Solar Impulse HB-SIA
It was the first international flight by the Solar Impulse, at an average altitude of 6,000 ft (1,829 m) during the 13-hour flight, for a distance of 630 km (391 mi), with an average speed of 50 km/h (31 mph).

38. Indian dramatist and theatre director, most known for his anti-establishment plays during the Naxalite movement in the 1970s, died on 13th May at Kolkata at the age of 85?
Badal Sarkar (Badal Sircar).
He founded his own theatre company, Shatabdi in 1976 and wrote more than fifty plays of which Ebong Indrajit, Basi Khabar, and Saari Raat are well known literary pieces. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1972, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1968 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship- Ratna Sadsya, the highest honour in the performing arts by Govt. of India, in 1997.

39. Which club won the 2010-11 English Premier League Title after securing a draw against Blackburn Rovers?
Manchester United
Manchester United have now 19 titles, the record for most titles won. Liverpool are second with 18.

40. Which Cricketer won the Polly Umrigar Award for being the best Indian cricketer for the year 2009-10?
Sachin Tendulkar.
Tendulkar received a trophy and cheque for Rs 5 lakh from BCCI President Shashank Manohar and Secretary N Srinivasan.

41. English Premier League football club which won the FA Cup (2010-2011 Season) trophy following their 1-0 victory over Stoke at Wembley Stadium?
Manchester City.
Ivory Coast international Yaya Toure scored the only winning goal for Manchester City. It was their first major trophy since the 1976 League Cup and its fifth FA Cup win, 42 years after the last which helped City to end their 35-year trophy drought. The Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup, is a knockout cup competition in English football and is the oldest association football competition in the world.

42. International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief who tipped to run for the French Presidency in 2012, arrested on May 15, 2011 for sexually assaulting a 32-year old female staff member of a luxury Manhattan hotel?

Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

43. Former Pakistan Test cricketer and umpire who has been arrested along with six alleged bookies, who were taking bets on IPL-2011?
Akram Raza.

44. Which club won the Coupe de France (French Cup), beating Paris Saint-Germain F.C (1-0) in final?
It was Lille's first Coupe de France win since 1955. French Cup is the premier knockout cup competition in French football organized by the French Football Federation.

45. President of Bharatiya Kisan Union, who spearheaded several movements for peasants' rights in northern India, died on May 15, 2011 due to bone cancer?

Mahendra Singh Tikait.

46. Which space shuttle embarked on its 25th and final flight on May 16, 2011, taking the $2 billion Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer particle detector, supplies and spare parts to the International Space Station?

47. Portuguese star striker who equalled the all-time Spanish league record of 38 goals with a brace during Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory over Villarreal at El Madrigal Stadium?
Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo’s 38-goal tally equals the all-time best record set by Athletic Bilbao’s Telmo Zarra in 1950/51 and matched by Real’s iconic Mexican striker Hugo Sanchez in 1989/90.

48. Which country beat Pakistan 3-2 in the Azlan Shah Cup hockey-2011final and claims the trophy for the sixth time?
Australia won the 20th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup beating Pakistan 3-2 through a golden goal in extra-time. Chris Ciriello scored a golden goal for Australia in extra-time and the tournament was held in Malaysia.

49. Who won the Italian Open Women’s singles title 2011 defeating Australia’s Samantha Stosur in the final?
Maria Sharapova. (Russia).

50. Man of the match winners of two Test cricket matches played between Pakistan and West Indies held in West Indies in May-2011.
First Test played between West Indies and Pakistan at Guyana from May 12 to May 16.
Player of the match: Darren Sammy. (West Indies) He took 7 wickets. (2wickets in First Innings & 5 wickets in Second.)
Result: West Indies beat Pakistan by 40 runs
Second Test played between West Indies and Pakistan at St Kitts from May 20 to May 24.
Player of the match: Taufeeq Umar (Pakistan) He scored 135 runs in the second innings.
Result: Pakistan beat West Indies by 196 runs
Series Result: 2-Test series level 1-1.

51. Who won the Man of the series award in the two Test cricket series played between Pakistan and West Indies held in West Indies in May 2011?
Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan)

52. Who won the Rome Masters Tennis Title-2011 defeating Rafael Nadal (6-4 6-4) in final?
Novak Djokovic.

53. Kenyan Olympic marathon champion who recently committed suicide by jumping from a balcony shortly after a domestic dispute involving his wife and another woman?

Sammy Wanjiru.
In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Wanjiru became the first Kenyan to win a gold medal in the marathon, finishing in an Olympic record 2 hours, 6 minutes, 32 seconds.

54. Who is the new Chief Minister of Union Territory “Puducherry”?
N. Rangaswamy.
He heads the All India NR Congress (AINRC). In 2011 Legislative Assembly Elections, his party won 15 seats out of 17 seats and his alliance ADMK got 5 out of 10 seats.

55. Name of the Indian boy who has broken the world record for spinning his wheelchair the maximum times in a single minute?
Gulshan Kumar.
The 18-year-old differently-abled Delhi boy made 63 spins in a minute on a wheelchair, thereby breaking the existing world record of 32 spins previously held by Jeffrey of France in the Guinness Book of World Records.

56. Former Rwandan army Chief who has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in the 1994 genocide?
Augustin Bizimungu.
UN war crimes tribunal for Rwanda also convicted ex-paramilitary police Chief Augustin Ndindiliyimana but released him for time already served. Some 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in the 100-day genocide.

57. Name of the world's oldest panda who has died on May 7,2011 at the Xianjiang Wild Animal World in China's Guangdong province at the age of 34?

Ming Ming.

58. Former Uttar Pradesh minister and BSP MLA who was sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering a 24-year-old law student Shashi Prasad in Faizabad in 2007?
Anand Sen Yadav.

59. Who is the Chief Minister of West Bengal?
Mamata Banerjee
She was sworn in as the first woman chief minister of West Bengal heading a Trinamool Congress-Congress alliance government, marking a change of guard that saw the end of 34 years of uninterrupted rule by CPM-led Left Front.

60. Who became the first Indian woman shooter to qualify for 2012 London Olympics after winning the silver medal in the 10m Air Pistol at the ISSF World Cup in USA?
Annu Raj Singh.

61. Former Egyptian military officer who has been chosen as the interim head of Al Qaida, a fortnight after its chief Osama bin Laden was killed by US forces in Pakistan?
Saif al-Adel.

62. Former Australian pace bowler who announced his retirement from international and state cricket on May 18, 2011?

Stuart Clark.

63. IPL Team Rajasthan Royals skipper who was fined by BCCI for $50,000 (approx Rs 22 lakh) on May 18, 2011 for publicly charging at Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) secretary Sanjay Dixit and accusing him of being a liar?
Shane Warne.

64. Who won the Man Booker International Prize-2011 which is awarded for an achievement in fiction on the world stage?
Philip Roth.
He is an American novelist and the fourth winner of the Man Booker prize.. He gained fame with the 1959 novel Goodbye, Columbus, an irreverent and humorous portrait of Jewish-American life that earned him a National Book Award.
Man Booker Prize worth £60,000 is presented once every two years to a living author for a body of work published either originally in English or widely available in translation in the English language.

To know the list of winners of 58 th National Film Awards, please visit the below link.

66. Who took over as Minister of State for Railways following the resignation of Mamata Banerjee from the post of Railways Minister?
Mukul Roy.

67. Who has replaced Shahid Afridi as Pakistan's ODI Cricket captain for the two-match series against Ireland?

68. The first film adaptation of controversial author Salman Rushdie's celebrated novel Midnight's Children has finished shooting in Sri Lanka recently. Who is the director of the film?
Deepa Mehta.

69. Which Portuguese football club won the 2011 edition of the Europa League final by beating Braga (1-0) in final?
FC Porto.

70. M.P of DMK who has been sent to Tihar Jail along with Kalaignar TV CEO Sarath Kumar in connection with the Rs 200 crore Kalaignar TV scam?

71. Who is the new chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF)?
Air Marshal N.A.K. Browne.

72. Name of the indigenously developed Beyond-Visual-Range Air-to-Air Missile test-fired by India from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur on May 21, 2011?

73. The president of Tepco (Tokyo Electric Power Co), which operates Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, who has resigned as the firm reported a loss of 1.25tn yen for the past financial year?
Masataka Shimizu

74. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh dedicated Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited's (BPCL) 120,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) Petroleum Refinery worth Rs. 11,400 crore to the nation on May 20, 2011. The refinery is situated at?
Bina, Madhya Pradesh.

75. The UN General Assembly has elected how many countries to the Human Rights Council, filling the latest slate of rotating council candidates?
The countries are
India, Kuwait, Indonesia and the Philippines (Asian group)
Burkina Faso, Botswana, Congo and Benin (African group).
The Czech Republic and Romania (Eastern European group)
Italy and Austria (Western European group).
Chile, Costa Rica and Peru (Latin American and Caribbean group).All 15 elected members will serve a three-year term.

76. The last known combat veteran of the First World War who died on May 5, 2011 in Perth, Western Australia, at the age of 110?
Claude Stanley Choules.
He was also the last veteran to have served in both world wars, and the last seaman from the First World War.

77. India's latest communication satellite which was successfully launched on May 21, 2011 by Arianespace from Kourou in French Guiana to give a boost to direct-to-home services in the country?

78. Kerala State Film Awards:
Here is the list of winners of Kerala State Film Awards-2010
Best Actor: Salim Kumar(Adaminte Makan Abu)
Best Actress: Kavya Madhavan (Gadhama)
Best Movie: Adaminte Makan Abu
Best Director: Shyama Prasad (Electra)
Best Script writer: Salim Ahmed (Adaminte Makan Abu)
Second best movie: Makara Manju (Director: Lenin Rajendran)
Second Best Actor: Biju Menon (TD Dasan Standard VI B)
Second Best Actor: Mamta Mohandas (Katha Thudarunnu)
Special award: ThalaiVasal Vijay (Yuga Purushan), Vipin Vijay(Chitra Soothram), Premlal(Athma Katha)
Popular Movie: Pranchiyettan and the Saint (Director: Renjith)
Best Singer (Male): Hariharan (Pattinte Palazhi)
Best Singer (Female): Rajalakshmi (Janakan)
Best Classical Singer: Balamularikrishna (Gramam)
Music Director: M.Jayachandran (Karayilekkoru Kadal Dooram)
Lyricist: Rafeeq Ahmed (Sadgamaya) (Rafeeq got last year’s award too for Sufi Paranja Katha)
Best Background score: Isacc Thomas Kottakapally (Adaminte Makan Abu, Veetilikulla Vazhi)
Cinematography: MJ Radhakrishan (Veetilekulla Vazhy), Shahnad Jalal (Chitra sutham)
Best Comedian: Suraj Venjaramoodu (Oru Naal Varum) (This is the second consecutive time he is winning, though the right category for him should be Most Irritating Artiste)
Best Debut in Direction: Mohan Raghavan (TD Dasan Standard VI B)
Best Editor: Sobin K Soman ( Pakarnattam )
Best Child artist: Krishna Padmakumar (Janaki))
Best Makeup: Pattanam Rasheed (Yugupurushan)
Best Dance Director: Madhu Gopinath (Makaramanju)
Best Dubbing Artist: Praveena (Electra), Rizabava (Karamyogi)
Best Lab: Prasad Color Lab
Best Cinema related Essay: Sujith Kumar (Nostalgia Nirmikunnathu), Dr.Biju (Kollaruthu Samvidayakare )

79. Saudi Woman who has been arrested for driving a car around the city of Khobar in Saudi Arabia?
Manal al-Sherif.
Saudi Arabia is the only country that actively bans women from driving.

80. Who won the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix -2011 title held in Barcelona?
Sebastian Vettel.

81. Kerala high court senior advocate who took charge as the Advocate General of Kerala on May 26, 2011?
K.P. Dandapani.

82. Who is the new cabinet secretary of India?
Ajit Kumar Seth.
The head of executive officers of civil services of India is the Cabinet Secretary. The Cabinet Secretary is under the direct charge of the Prime Minister. The administrative head of the Cabinet Secretariat is the Cabinet Secretary who is also the ex-officio Chairman of the Civil Services Board, and thus the head of the Indian Administrative Service.

83. Who has been chosen as the Anglo Indian representative of the Kerala Legislative Assembly?
Ludy Luis.

84. The former Australian leg spinner who coached Shane Warne, one of the world's best spin bowlers, died at the age of 66?
Terry Jenner.

85. Name of the thought-provoking documentary on the 106-year-old Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala, which bagged three awards at the prestigious Los Angeles Movie Awards (LAMA)?
'DAMs - The Lethal Water Bomb'
The 21-minute documentary, produced by Biz TV Network and directed by Dubai-based Sohan Roy, a naval architect by profession, won awards for excellence, best editing and best visual effects.

86. The Supreme Court of which country has told lower courts to suspend death sentences for two years?
The Supreme People's Court - the highest court in China - has ordered lower courts to suspend death sentences for two years, but only in cases that does not call for "immediate execution.”

87. The 37th G8 summit was held in?
Deauville in France.
37th G8 Summit held from 26 to 27 May 2011. Previous G8 summits have been hosted by France in locations which include Rambouillet (1975); Versailles (1982); Grande Arche, Paris (1989); Lyon (1996); and Évian-les-Bains (2003).

88. Former Yugoslav general, who is suspected of war crimes during the 1992–1995 Bosnian war, has been arrested in Serbia after 16 years in hiding?

Ratko Mladic.
He faces charges over the massacre of at least 7,500 Bosnian Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in 1995.

89. Which country became the second European Union nation to ban the burqa and niqab, the face covering fashion sported by Islamic women?
France had banned the tradition Muslim garb from being worn in public earlier this year.

90. The senior national hockey championship held at?
The championship will be held from June 10 to 19.

91. 44th Youth Men's National Boxing Championships held at?
Andra Pradesh.
The Championship held from 25th May, 2011.

92. G8 summit held in France pledged a $20 billion aid package for two Arab countries to fund reform efforts following popular uprisings in those countries. Name those countries.
Egypt and Tunisia.

93. Who won the Man of the Match award in the first test between Sri Lanka and England held in England from May 26- 30, 2011?
Jonathan Trott. (England). He scored 203 runs in First innings.
Result: England beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 14 runs.

94. An American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and '80s, who died on May 27, 2011?

Gilbert Scott-Heron.
Scott-Heron had a major influence on rap music and his voice is still sampled by artist today, including Kanye West whose latest album ends with Scott-Heron’s “Who Will Survive in America”.

95. Which club won the UEFA Champions League 2011, Beating Manchester United 3-1in the final at Wembley
FC Barcelona.
Pedro Rodriguez, Lionel Messi and David Villa scored goals for Barcelona. Wayne Rooney scored the only goal for United.

96. The first Indian Volley League (IVL- 2011) held in which cities?
Bangalore, Chennai, Yanam and Hyderabad.
The four-leg inaugural IVL 2011 held in Bangalore, Chennai, Yanam and Hyderabad, spread over four weeks.

97. Which state retained the 65th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy with a 2-1 victory over Manipur in the final to win their 31st title in Guwahati?
West Bengal.

98. FIFA has suspended its two executive committee members from all football activities because of bribery allegations. Who are they?
Mohamed bin Hammam and Jack Warner.

99. Who has taken charge as Director Human Resources, ONGC on May 25, 2011?
K S Jamestin.

100. Which team won the IPL 4 Title in 2011, after beating the Royal Challengers Bangalore by a massive 58 runs in the final in Chennai?
The Chennai Super Kings.

101. Which country has decided to stop all its nuclear reactors by 2022?

102. Man of the match winners of two ODI cricket matches played between Pakistan and Ireland held in Ireland in May-2011.

First ODI between Pakistan and Ireland held on May 28, 2011:
Player of the Match: Junaid Khan (Pakistan). He took 4 wickets for 12 runs.
Result: Pakistan beat Ireland by 7 wickets (D/L method)
Second ODI between Pakistan and Ireland held on May 30, 2011:
Player of the Match: Paul Stirling (Ireland). He scored 109 runs.
Result: Pakistan beat Ireland by 5 wickets

Series Status: Pakistan wins the 2 ODI series 2-0.

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