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Tuesday, 13 September 2011


1. More than Rs. 90,000 Crore treasures were found in the secret chambers of a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Thiruvananthapuram, India. Name of that temple?

Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple
Rs. 90,000 Crore treasures which included antique gold ornaments, diamonds, golden crown, golden bow, golden vessels, 18 ft long golden necklace weighing 2.5 kg, gold ropes, sack full of diamonds, and other precious stones. The temple, constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, is situated in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. According to sources, the original value of the inventories found in Chamber ‘A’ alone may exceed worth Rs. 50, 000 Crore and Chamber B yet to be Opened and Valued.

2. Which country has asked the United States to withdraw its forces from the Shamsi airbase?
The Shamsi airbase in Balochistan has been used by the Americans for supplies to ISAF forces in Afghanistan and for launching drone attacks in tribal areas. However U.S.A has officially rejected the demand from Pakistan.

3. Parliament of which country railroaded the 15th Constitution Amendment Bill, 2011 terminating the provision of non-party caretaker government that supervised three general elections since 1996?
The bill also provides for revival of Article 12 restoring Secularism and freedom of religion.

4. A painting by Irish-born artist sold for 18.0 million pounds ($28.7 million), the second highest price paid for a work of art at a Christie's post-war and contemporary auction in London. Name of that Painter?
Francis Bacon.
His 1953 oil painting, “Study for a Portrait,” became the second most valuable piece to be sold at its postwar and contemporary art auctions in London. The highest selling work in this category was Bacon’s “Triptych 1974-77″ which sold for 26.3 million pounds in February 2008.

5. Who won the Man of the match award in the third Test cricket match played between India and West Indies held in West Indies from July 16, 2011?
Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies). He scored 23 runs in first innings and 116* in second innings. He also took one wicket.

6. Who won the Player of the Series award in the three Test cricket matches played between India and West Indies held in West Indies in 2011?
Ishant Sharma. (India).

7. Which country will transfer the Akula-II class ‘Nerpa' nuclear attack submarine to India on a 10-year lease by the end of 2011?

8. The government of which country has dissolved its cricket board amid allegations of corruption and financial mismanagement?
Sri Lanka.

9. Former defence secretary who was sworn in as the new central vigilance commissioner (CVC) of India replacing PJ Thomas whose appointment was struck down by the Supreme Court in March, 2011?
Pradeep Kumar

10. Who won the Wimbledon’s Women Title-2011 beating Maria Sharapova of Russia in the final?

Petra Kvitova.
This is Kvitova’s first career Grand Slam title and she also became the first Czech player since Jana Novotna in 1998 to win a Grand Slam title. Sharapova is the 2004 Wimbledon champion.

11. Who won the Wimbledon’s Men’s Title-2011?
Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
He defeated defending champion Rafael Nadal in the final at the All England Club.
This is his very first Wimbledon title and his third Grand Slam title after two Australian Open wins.

12. Brazilian politician and the President of Brazil from December 29, 1992, to January 1, 1995 who died on July 2, 2011?
Itamar Franco. Franco, known as the leader who in the 1990s tamed inflation in Latin America’s biggest country. He had been elected vice president in 1989.

13. Which pair won the Wimbledon mixed doubles Title-2011?

Jurgen Melzer (Austria) and Iveta Benesova (The Czech Republic).
They beat India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Elena Vesnina of Russia in the final.

14. The Ukrainian coach of India’s women’s 400m runners who has been sacked after six of them tested positive for anabolic steroids?
Yuri Ogrodnik. He coached three of the six to gold medals at the Commonwealth and Asian Games last year.

15. The 2011 World Youth Championships in Athletics were held in?
It is the seventh edition of the World Youth Championships in Athletics held in Lille Metropole, France.

16. Corporate Affairs Minister of India who has submitted his resignation from the union cabinet recently?
Murli Deora.

17. French Finance Minister who became the first woman to head the International Monetary Fund?
Christine Lagarde.
Lagarde succeeds Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is the first woman named to the top IMF post since the institution's inception in 1944.

18. Disaster reconstruction minister of Japan who resigned a week after his appointment because of criticism he was rude to officials on a trip to the tsunami-ravaged coast?
Ryu Matsumoto.
He apologized and stepped down after a weekend trip in which he berated a local governor for being late to a meeting and threatened to withhold aid.

19. Who is appointed as the new disaster reconstruction minister of Japan following the resignation of Ryu Matsumoto?
Tatsuo Hirano.

20. Tunisia's exiled former leader who is sentenced to 16 years in prison for corruption and property fraud, in the latest sentence handed to the ex-president?
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Ben Ali, who fled to Saudi Arabia last January after a popular revolt against his 23-year rule, has already been sentenced in his absence to a total of more than 50 years in two separate trials.

21. Noted film maker who was considered one of the pioneers of new Indian cinema died after prolonged illness?
Mani Kaul.
He began his career with ‘Uski Roti’ in 1969 which won him the Filmfare Critics Award for best movie and his other movies like ‘Ashad Ka ek Din’, ‘Duvidha’ and ‘Idiot’ also got awards. He won the National Film Award for Best Direction in 1974 for Duvidha and later the National Film Award for his documentary film, Siddheshwari in 1989.

22. Who has been appointed president of the Kerala Sahitya Akademi?
Perumbadavam Sreedharan.
He has written several novels and short stories. One of his most famous and critically acclaimed novels is “Oru Sankeerthanam Pole (1993) for which he won the Vayalar Award in 1996. In 2006, he was awarded the Malayattoor Award for his novel, “Narayanam”.

23. Which country is selected as the host site for the 2018 Winter Olympics?
South Korea.
The 2018 Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang, a town in South Korea's third-largest county of the same name.

24. Man of the match winners of 4 ODI cricket matches played between England and Sri Lanka held in England in July 2011:
Second ODI played at Leeds on July 1, 2011:
Man of the match: Mahela Jayawardena. (Sri Lanka) He scored 144 runs.
Result: Sri Lanka beat England by 69 runs.
Third ODI played at Lords on July 3, 2011:
Man of the match: Dinesh Chandimal. (Sri Lanka) He scored unbeaten 105 runs.
Result: Sri Lanka beat England by 6 wickets.

Fourth ODI played at Nottingham on July 6, 2011:
Man of the match: Alastair Cook. (England) He scored unbeaten 95 runs.
Result: England beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets (D/L method).

Fifth ODI played at Manchester on July 9, 2011:
Man of the match: Jonathan Trott. (England) He scored 72 runs.
Result: England beat Sri Lanka by 16 runs.
Series Result: England wins the 5 ODI series 3-2.

25. Who won the Player of the series award in the 5 ODI Cricket Series between England and Sri Lanka held in England in 2011?
Alastair Cook. (England).

26. Who became third Indian bowler and the 11th bowler in history to capture 400 Test wickets?
Harbhajan Singh.
Bhajji picked West Indies' Carlton Baugh as his 400th Test victim on Day 2 of the third Test against West Indies. He is also the fourth spin bowler to take 400 wickets in Tests, following in the path of fellow off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Australia's Shane Warne (708) and Kumble.

27. Name the only two Indian fast bowlers to have taken two five-wicket hauls in a Test series in the West Indies?
Kapil Dev and Isant Sharma.

28. South Sudan became an independent country on?
9 July 2011.
On 14 July 2011, South Sudan became a United Nations member state. It joined the African Union on 28 July 2011. South Sudan is one of the poorest countries with possibly the worst health situation in the world.

29. How many countries are members of the United Nations?
South Sudan became the 193rd member of U.N.

30. Which is the largest country of Africa?
Until June 2011, the answer was the Republic of Sudan; however, South Sudan declared independence (from the Northern portion) in July 2011.

31. The space shuttle returned from NASA's final shuttle mission on July 21, 2011 ending a 30-year era that opened the space frontier, exposed its dangers and established a grip for future endeavors beyond Earth?
Atlantis, the fourth shuttle in NASA's fleet, first flew into space in October, 1985.

32. Britain's biggest selling newspaper which is to be closed due to claims that it hacked into the phones of relatives of dead British soldiers, missing children, and victims of the 2005 London bombings?

News of the World.
With a circulation of 3.7 million, the 168-year-old publication is the bestselling Sunday paper in the UK. The newspaper was first published as The News of the World on 1 October 1843 by John Browne Bell in London. Rupert Murdoch is the head of the News Corporation, which owns The News of the World.

33. Name of the biography of Fauja Singh, the world’s oldest half marathon runner, which is written by Khushwant Singh?
“Turbaned Tornado The Oldest Marathon Runner Fauja Singh”.
He became the world’s oldest half marathon runner when he completed the 2010 Luxembourg InterFaith Marathon at the age of 99.

34. Former US First Lady, who founded a rehabilitation clinic after battling drug and alcohol addiction herself, died of natural causes on July 8, 2011?
Betty Ford.
She was First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977 during the presidency of her husband Gerald Ford.

35. Outstanding Scientist and Scientific Secretary, ISRO who has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Antrix Corporation Limited of the Department of Space?
Dr. V.S. Hegde.

36. A new biography of Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan which pooh-poohs suggestions that he was romantically involved with slain former premier Benazir Bhutto.
Name of that biography?
"Imran Vs Imran".
The book is written by Frank Huzur.

37. Italy's 2006 World Cup-Football winning captain who has retired at the age of 37 due to a persistent knee injury?
Fabio Cannavaro.
He was part of the Italy team that won consecutive Under-21 European Championships in 1994 and 1996. Cannavaro led Italy to victory in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, and in 2009 overtook Paolo Maldini as the most capped player in the country's history. He won the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2006, making him the first, and so far, only defender to win the award, as well as the oldest recipient.

38. Which is the fattest state in U.S.A with an adult obesity rate of 34.4 percent according to a report released on July 7, 2011?
Colorado is the least obese- with a rate of 19.8 percent - and the only state with an adult obesity rate below 20 percent.

39. The 19th Asian athletics championships were held in?
Kobe, Japan from 8-11 July 2011.

40. Which country tops in the medal tally of 19th Asian athletics championship held in Japan?
For the first time since 1983, China slipped to the second slot in the medals tally. Japan, which last topped at home in 1981, had a 11-10-11 count to China¬'s 10-12-5.
India ended the four-day meet with one gold, two silver and eight bronze.

41. USA suspended $US800 million aid to an Asian country on July 11, 2011. Which is that country?

42. Which country won the FIFA Under-17 World Cup-2011?
Mexico defeated Uruguay (2-0) in the final.

43. Which planet celebrated its first birthday on July 12, 2011 since it was found by Johann Galle?
On July 12, 2011, the planet Neptune completes its first revolution around the sun since its discovery on September 23, 1846. Neptune, the 8th planet outward from the sun, is presently the most distant planet in the solar system.

44. Which city has been named the world's most expensive city for expats for the second year in a row?
Luanda, Angola's capital.
The results are part of the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2011, carried out by HR consultants Mercer.

45. Minister of State for Home and Communication and IT who has resigned from union cabinet apparently unhappy over not being elevated to Cabinet post?
Gurudas Kamat.
Kamat, Congress MP from Maharashtra was appointed Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Drinking Water and Sanitation in the recent Cabinet reshuffle. However he resigned from the post as he was reportedly upset with his portfolio.

46. Corporate Affairs Minister of India who has submitted his resignation from the union cabinet ahead of a reshuffle?
Murli Deora.

47. Textiles minister of India who resigned from the Union Cabinet, after his name figured in the 2G scam probe status report filed by the CBI before the Supreme Court?
Dayanidhi Maran.
He was appointed as Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology on 26 May 2004.

48. Former International Athlete and Arjuna Award winner who has been appointed as the president of Kerala Sports Council?
Padmini Selvan.

49. Which state won the gold medal in the 62nd National Junior basketball championship (Girls) held at Tyagaraja indoor stadium, New Delhi?
Kerala beat Tamilnadu in the final.
Tamil Nadu won the gold medal in the 62nd National Junior basketball championship (Boys) defeating Madhya Pradesh in final.

50. A series of three coordinated bomb explosions at different locations in Mumbai occurred
July 13, 2011
The blasts occurred at the Opera House, Zaveri Bazaar, and Dadar West localities. The blasts claimed 26 lives and injured an additional 130 others.

51. “A Stolen Life”, a book which narrates the memoir of kidnap victim has hit the number one spot on Amazon’s bestseller list. Who is the author of the book?

Jaycee Dugard.
The kidnapping of Jaycee Lee Dugard occurred on June 10, 1991, when she was 11 years old. Dugard was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in South Lake Tahoe, California. Searches began immediately after the kidnapping, but no reliable leads were generated. She remained missing for more than 18 years. Garrido, 58, and his wife Nancy Garrido, 54, of Antioch, California, were arrested for kidnapping and sexual assault. Dugard was kept in a concealed area behind Garrido's house in Antioch for 18 years and during this time Dugard bore two daughters who were aged 11 and 15 at the time of her reappearance.
On June 2, 2011, Phillip Garrido was sentenced to 431 years' imprisonment; his wife received 36 years to life.

52. Indian shooter who won bronze in double trap event at the ISSF Shooting World Cup in Maribor, Slovenia?
Ronjan Sodhi.

53. Which country won the Tri-Nation Tournament held in Scotland in July 2011?
Sri Lanka.
Scotland and Ireland are the other two teams in the tournament.

54. Which team is set to become the first English Premier League side to play in India, taking part in an exhibition match in the southern city of Pune in July?
Blackburn Rovers.
Blackburn, bought by Indian poultry giant Venky’s in November, will meet Pune Football Club on July 22.

55. France's World Cup-winning midfielder who announced his retirement from professional football on 14 July 2011?
Patrick Vieira.
He was part of 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000-winning sides of France. In May 2010, Vieira was nominated Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. He is currently Football Development Executive at Manchester City.

56. Latest communication satellite of India which is successfully launched into a pre-determined orbit by the Indian Space Research Organisation on July 15, 2011?
GSAT-12 is a communication satellite weighing 1400 Kg with 12 transponders on-board.
A polar satellite launch vehicle titled PSLV-C17, with the satellite on-board blasted off from the launch pad at Satish Dhavan Space Centre.

57. Former fast bowler who has been appointed Sri Lanka's chief cricket coach for the home series against Australia in August?
Rumesh Ratnayake.

58. Who has resigned as Chief Executive of News International which also publishes The Times and The Sun, following a phone-hacking scandal that has rocked the U.K. media world?

Rebekah Brooks.

59. Foreign secretary of India who has been appointed as the next ambassador to the United States?
Nirupama Rao.
She will succeed Meera Shankar as the US Ambassador.

60. The chief of NATO forces in Afghanistan who has stepped down and handed over the command to his successor Lt Gen John Allen?
General David Petraeus.

61. Who has been appointed as the Chief of CIA, Central intelligence agency of the United States government?
General David Petraeus.
He will assume charge in September, 2011.

62. The Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister who has been elected as the new chairman of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers, which is spearheading the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST)?
Mr. Sushil Kumar Modi.

63. Which country became the first Asian nation to win the Women’s World Cup Football?
Japan lifted women's football World Cup-2011 with a dramatic win over the USA. (3-2)

64. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the Kerala state Chalachitra (Film) Academy?

He has directed over 80 films in several Indian languages including Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. He succeeds eminent director K.R. Mohan as head of the Academy.

65. Bangladesh recently conferred the highest state honor “Swadhinata Sanmanona award” on former Indian Prime Minister. Who is that Prime Minister?
Indira Gandhi.
She was honoured posthumously for her outstanding contribution to the country's liberation war in 1971. The chief of Indian National Congress, Sonia Gandhi, receives the Swadhinata Sanmanona award on behalf of her late mother-in-law late Indira Gandhi from president Zillur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Bangabhaban in Dhaka on 25-07-2011.

66. International Court of Justice recently ordered Thailand and Cambodia to withdraw troops around a Hindu temple. Which is that temple?

Preah Vihar temple.
It is a Hindu temple built during the reign of Khmer Empire that is situated in the Dangrek Mountains, in the Preah Vihear province, Cambodia. In 1962, following a lengthy dispute between Thailand and Cambodia over ownership, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague awarded the temple to Cambodia.

67. Which country is set to re-measure the height of the world's tallest peak, Mount Everest, to settle a longstanding dispute with neighboring China?

68. The first Indian military pilot to fly a helicopter in 1954, died at the army's research and referral hospital on 20-07-2011, at the age of 84?
Air Commodore (retd) SK Majumdar.

69. The 2,000 th-Test Cricket match was played at Lord’s from July 21 to 25, 2011. Which countries participated in that test match?
India and England.

70. South African sprint runner who has become the first 'disabled' athlete to qualify for an able-bodied event in the 2012 Olympics in London?

Oscar Pistorius.
Pistorius, known as 'Blade Runner' because he runs on carbon fibre prosthetic running blades, recorded a new personal best of 45.07 seconds for the 400m race in Lignano, Italy. He also qualified for the world championships by smashing his 400m personal best.

71. Who has been appointed as the chairman of the Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC)?
K S Radhakrishnan.

72. Who becomes the highest paid Bank chief of India?
Aditya Puri. He is the Managing Director of HDFC Bank.

73. Who has been appointed as the editor in Chief of ‘Hindu’, leading national newspaper of India?
Siddharth Varadarajan.

74. New surface-to-surface missile of India which was successfully test-fired on July 21, 2011 for the first time from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, Orissa?

75. The largest container ship which is set to become the largest vessel to call at any South Indian port and the largest Maersk vessel to call at any port in India ?
Maersk Sembawang.
The Singaporean flagged vessel Maersk Sembawang has a length of 319 metres and with capacity of 6,478 TEUs, arrived at the Vallarpadam port in Kerala.The previous largest container ship was also a Maersk Line vessel, the Maersk Kalamata, which berthed at the Chennai Port (length of 303.83 metres, capacity of 6,416 TEUs).

76. Ace shooter who is conferred the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award-2011?
Gagan Narang. He won four gold medals at last year’s Commonwealth Games.

77. List of winners of Arjuna Awards, Dronacharya Awards and Dhyan Chand Awards:
Winners of Arjuna Awards:
Zaheer Khan (Cricket), Rahul Banerjee (Archery), Preeja Sreedharan (Athletics), Jwala Gutta (Badminton), Suranjoy Singh (Boxing), Sunil Chhetri (Football), Rajpal Singh (Hockey), Rakesh Kumar (Kabaddi), Tejaswini Sawant (Shooting), Virdhawal Khade (Swimming), Ashish Kumar (Gymnastics), Somdev Devvarman (Tennis), Ravinder Singh (Wrestling), Ravi Kumar (Weightlifting), Vikas Gowda (Athletics), Sandhya Rani (Wushu), Prasanta Karmakar (Swimming), Sanjay Kumar (Volleyball), Tejaswini (Kabaddi).

Winners of Dronacharya Awards:
Inukurthi Venkateshwara Rao (Boxing), Devender Kumar Rathore (Gymnastics), Ramphal (Wrestling), Kuntal Roy (Athletics), Rajinder Singh (Hockey).

Winners of Dhyan Chand Awards:

Shabbir Ali (Football), Sushil Kohli (Swimming), Rajkumar (Wrestling).

78. Man of the match winners of 2 test cricket matches played between England and India in July 2011.
First test cricket match between England and India held in Lords from July 21-25:
Player of the match: Kevin Pietersen (England). He scored unbeaten 202 runs in the first innings.
Result: England beat India by 196 runs.
Second test cricket match between England and India held in Trent Bridge from July 29-August 2:
Player of the match: Stuart Broad (England). He scored 64 runs and took 6 wickets in the first innings. He scored 44 runs and took 2 wickets in second innings.
Result: England beat India by 319 runs.

79. Realist painter and one of Britain's most distinguished and highly regarded artists who have died on July 20, 2011?
Lucian Freud.

80. British singer who has been found dead on 23 July 2011at her north London flat at the age of 27?
Amy Jade Winehouse. Her death was due to a suspected drug overdose. She was an English singer-songwriter and her 2003 debut album, Frank, was critically successful in the UK and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Her 2006 follow-up album, Back to Black, led to six Grammy Award nominations and five wins. She is the first British female to win five Grammys, including three of the "Big Four": Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. On 14 February 2007, she won a BRIT Award for Best British Female Artist; she had also been nominated for Best British Album. She won the Ivor Novello Award three times.

81. Norwegian right-wing Christian extremist who is suspected of killing at least 92 people in Norway on 22 July 2011?
Anders Behring Breivik.
He is the perpetrator of the Norway attacks on 22 July 2011: the bombing of government buildings in Oslo that resulted in eight deaths, and the mass shooting at a camp of the Workers' Youth League (AUF) of the Labour Party on the island of Utoya where he killed 69 people, mostly teenagers. Breivik's far-right militant ideology is described in a compendium of texts, titled 2083 – A European Declaration of Independence and distributed electronically by Breivik on the day of the attack.

82. Who won the Formula One German Grand Prix-2011?
Lewis Hamilton. (Britain)

83. Which countries on 25-07-2011 signed a controversial deal to swap thousands of boatpeople and refugees in a bid to deter future asylum seekers from trying to slip into Australia by sea?
Australia and Malaysia.

84. Which Asian countries have signed a “historic” civil nuclear cooperation agreement on 25 July, 2011?
India and South Korea.
South Korea has now become the ninth country which had signed nuclear agreement with India after it got the waiver from the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group (NSG) in 2008. The other countries are the United States, France, Russia, Canada, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Argentina and Namibia. The deal allowing a framework for Korean companies to participate in atomic power plant projects in India.

85. Which country won Copa America -2011 beating Paraguay (3-0) in the final?
Diego Forlan (2 goals) and Luis Suarez scored for Uruguay. Uruguay won the Copa America for a record 15th time. Argentina has won the title 14 times, Brazil eight.
The Copa America previously known as South American Championship is an international football competition contested between the men's national teams of CONMEBOL, the sport's continental governing body. It is the oldest international continental football competition.

86. Who became the first Australian to win the 2011 Tour de France?
Cadel Lee Evans.
The Tour de France is an annual bicycle race held in France and nearby countries.

87. Former Asian football president who has been banned for life from all football activity by Fifa's ethics committee?
Mohamed Bin Hammam.

88. Which country has passed Nuclear Compensation Bill on July 26, 2011?

89. Who is the new Solicitor General of India?
Rohinton Fali Nariman.
His appointment is for three years w.e.f. 27th July, 2011.

90. Who has been appointed as Adviser to Prime Minister of India?
T.K.A. Nair.
Nair, a retired IAS of 1963 batch, will hold the office of advisor with the rank and status of Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office with effect from October 3, 2011.

91. Who has been appointed as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India?
Pulok Chatterji.
Chatterji, a 1974 batch IAS from Uttar Pradesh cadre will hold the office of Principal Secretary with effect from October 3, 2011.

92. Former Supreme Court judge, who is appointed as the new Lokayukta of Karnataka? Justice Shivaraj V Patil.

93. Name of the two Indians who were awarded Ramon Magsaysay award for the year 2011?
Nileema Mishra and Harish Hande.
Nileema Mishra is a social activist from Maharashtra and Harish Hande is a US-trained Indian engineer. Nileema Mishra founded Bhagini Nivedita Gramin Vigyan Niketan, Harish Hande established the company SELCO India in Bangalore to provide solar electricity.
Here is the list of 6 winners of Ramon Magsaysay award for the year 2011:
1. Harish Hande - Bangalore – Solar Power Technology.
2. Nileema Mishra - Maharashtra – Work with villagers.
3. Hasanain Juaini – Indonesia.
4. Koul Panha – Combodia
5. Tri Mumpuni - Indonesia.
6. Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation, INC. - Philippines.

94. Who has been appointed as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Southern Air Command of India?
Air Marshal Satish Pal Singh.

95. Who has been named as the honorary ambassador for the 2014 World Cup to be held in Brazil?

96. Which country hosted the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup which is to be held between 29 July and 20 August 2011?

97. The mayor of Afghanistan's restive southern city of Kandahar who has been killed by a suicide bomber?
Ghulam Haidar Hamidi.
He was killed by an attacker who detonated explosives hidden under his turban.

98. The winners of the Audi Cup 2011?
FC Barcelona.
FC Barcelona defeated Bayern Munich in the final after leading two goals to zero.

99. Which football club won the French Super Cup 2011 held in Tangier, Morocco?
Olympique Marseille.

100. Which countries have signed three agreements on 28 July 2011 which includes defence cooperation, media exchanges and cooperation between their planning commissions?
India and Mongolia.

101. The Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court, who resigned from his post on July 29, 2011 after unsuccessfully challenging the impeachment proceedings going on against him by submitting several petitions before the Apex Court?
P.D. Dinakaran.

102. Which country became the 54th member of the African Union (AU) after it received a majority vote from member states?
South Sudan.

103. Who is sworn in as president of Peru?
Ollanta Humala.

104. Who was appointed as the new coach of the Argentine national football team?
Alejandro Sabella.

105. Who was appointed as the next Ambassador of India to France?
Rakesh Sood.
He is presently the Indian Ambassador to Nepal.

106. Which countries have signed a comprehensive border management agreement on 30-07-2011?
India and Bangladesh.

107. Who has taken over as the Flag Officer Sea Training at Southern Naval Command in Kochi, Kerala?
Rear Admiral G. Ashok Kumar.

108. The former manager of German Football team who has been named as the new head coach of the USA Football Team?
Jurgen Klinsmann.
He is the first foreign-born United States national team coach since Bora Milutinovic.

109. Who won the gold medal in the recently concluded South Asian Judo Championship at Kathmandu, Nepal?
Devi Krishna, Kerala.
She won the first international gold for the state in Judo.

110. Which American multinational corporation has more cash reserve than the world’s most powerful democratic US government according to the Financial Post?
Apple Inc.
Apple, who gave the iPod, the iPad and the iMac, has more cash than the U.S. Treasury. According to the Financial Post, the operating balance of the United States government is at US$73.768 billion and falling. On the contrary, Apple has a cash pile of $75.87 billion – and the number is growing day by day.

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