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Saturday, 14 January 2012



1.      Imprisoned Iranian journalist who has been awarded the prestigious Golden Pen of Freedom award for 2010 by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA)?
Ahmad Zeidabadi.

2.      Who has been selected as the recipient of IEEE Communications Society’s award for Public service in the field of Telecommunications?
             Sasi Pilacheri Meethal.
     He was selected for the award for his sustained contributions to low cost communication solutions for the masses and humanitarian needs. The award consists of a plaque, certificate and an honorarium of $1000. Sasi P.M. is the second recipient of this award from India, after Sam Pitroda, who received the award in 2007.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, read I-Triple-E) is a non-profit professional association headquartered in New York City that is dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence. It has more than 400,000 members in more than 160 countries, about 45% of whom reside outside the United States.

3.      Who won the 2011 WTA Championship with a battling 7-5 4-6 6-3 victory over Victoria Azarenka in the final held in Istanbul?
    Petra Kvitova.

4.      Man of the match winners of 3 test Cricket series played between West Indies and India held in India on November-2011:

First test played at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi from November 6, 2011:
Man of the match: Ravichandran Ashwin. (India). He took 3 wickets in first innings and 6 wickets in second innings.
            Result: India beat West Indies by 5 wickets.

Second test played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata from November 14, 2011:
Man of the match: VVS Laxman. (India). He scored unbeaten 176 runs in first innings.
            Result: India beat West Indies by an innings and 15 runs.

Third test played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai from November 22, 2011:
Man of the match: Ravichandran Ashwin. (India). He took 5 wickets in the first innings and. and 3 wickets in second innings. He also scored 103 runs in the first innings.
Result: India drew with West Indies.
            Series Status: India wins the 3 Test series 2-0.

5.      Who won the Player of the Series award in the 3 test Cricket series played between West Indies and India held in India on November-2011?
    Ravichandran Ashwin. (India).

6.      Who won the Player of the Match award in the ODI Cricket match played between West Indies and India held in Cuttack(India) on November 29, 2011
            Rohit Sharma. (India). He scored 72 runs.
            Result: India beat West Indies by 1 wicket.

7.      Which country became the 195th full member of Unesco on October 31, 2011?
The Palestinian Authority's application for full membership of UNESCO has been agreed by the UN body at a meeting in its Paris headquarters. With 107 member states voting in favour of Palestine's membership fourteen, including the USA and Israel, voted against; there were 52 abstentions, including Britain.

8.      A baby born in India has been declared the world's seven billionth person by child rights group Plan International. Name of that baby?
      Baby Nargis.
      She was born at 07:25 local time (01:55GMT) on October 31st 2011 in Mall village in India's Uttar Pradesh state.

9.    Who has been appointed as the Flag Officer Commanding in Chief of Eastern Naval Command of India?
      Vice Admiral Anil Chopra.

10.  G20 summit 2011 is held at?

Cannes, France.

11.  Which city is selected as the host city for the 2012 G20 Summit, which will be held in June 2012?

Los Cabos, Mexico.

12.  Sports personalities who were conferred the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on November 1, 2011 in the Territorial Army by Army Chief General V K Singh?

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Indian Cricket Team Captain) and Abhinav Bindra (Olympic gold medalist in shooting).

Dr Deepak Rao commissioned as a Honorary Major in the Territorial Army. Deepak Rao is the first Indian to specialise in modern Close Quarter Battle Training (CQB) and has imparted his expertise for 17 years to train soldiers from various Indian forces.

13.  Who is the new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh?
Nabam Tuki.

14.  An Indian American lawyer who has been named by President Barrack Obama as Commissioners on bipartisan Federal Communications commission?
      Ajit Varadaraj Pai.

15.  Which country cut off funding to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, after the body voted to accept a bid for full membership by the Palestinians?

16.  Who is the new Prime Minister of Libya?
               Abdul Raheem al-Keeb.

17.  Who won the Player of the Match award in the third test played between Sri Lanka and Pakistan held in Sharja in November-2011?
Kumar Sangakkara. (Sri Lanka). He scored 144 runs in first innings and 51 runs in second innings.
    Result: Pakistan drew with Sri Lanka.
            Series Status: Pakistan wins the 3 Test series 1-0.

18.  Which players shared the Player of the Series award of the three test cricket matches played between Sri Lanka and Pakistan held in UAE in 2011?
    Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) and Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan).

19.  Man of the match winners of 5 ODI Cricket series played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka held in UAE on November-2011:

First ODI played at Dubai on November 11, 2011:
Man of the Match: Shahid Afridi (Pakistan). He took 3 wickets conceding 27 runs.
    Result: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets.

Second ODI played at Dubai on November 14, 2011:
Man of the Match: Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka). He took 3 wickets conceding 36 runs.
    Result: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 25 runs.

Third ODI played at Dubai on November 18, 2011:
Man of the Match: Mohammad Hafeez (Pakistan). He scored 83 runs and took one wicket.
    Result: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 21 runs.

Fourth ODI played at Dubai on November 20, 2011:
Man of the Match: Shahid Afridi (Pakistan). He scored 75 runs and took 5 wickets.
    Result: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 26 runs.

Fifth ODI played at Dubai on November 23, 2011:
Man of the Match: Umar Akmal (Pakistan). He scored unbeaten 61 runs.
    Result: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets.
            Series Status: Pakistan wins the 5 ODI series 4-1

20.  Who won the Player of the series award in the 5 ODI Cricket series played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka held in UAE on November-2011?
    Shahid Afridi (Pakistan).

21.  Who won the Man of the match award in the only T20 Cricket played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka held in UAE on November 25, 2011?
   Aizaz Cheema. (Pakistan). 
   He took 4 wickets conceding 30 runs.
   Result: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets.

22.  Who won the Man of the match award in the only T20 Cricket played between Pakistan and Bangladesh held in UAE on November 29, 2011?
     Mohammad Hafeez. (Pakistan). 
    He took 2 wickets and scored 25 runs.
    Result: Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 50 runs.
 23.  Pakistan Cricket Players who were sentenced to jail in Britain on November 3, 2011 for conspiring with agent Mazhar Majeed to bowl no-balls at pre-determined times in a betting scam during a Test match against England last year?
            Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer.

24. Who has been entered in to the World Guinness record for having the world's longest tongue?

    Chanel Tapper.
   She is from Houston, USA and her tongue has a length of 9.7 cm.

25.  Which country tops the 2011 Human Development Index (HDI) launched by the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP)?
HDI which ranked 187 countries put Norway, Australia and the Netherlands at the top of the global league table in the “very high human development” category – in first, second and third place respectively. According to UN’s ranking, the best 10 places to live are Norway, Australia, Netherlands, United States, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Germany and Sweden.
Norway has been in first place since 2006 and also tops the list this year, while the Democratic Republic of Congo is at the bottom. India, the country with the second largest population in the world after China, ranks 134th.

United Nation’s annual Human Development Index (HDI) ranks countries based on standards of health, education and income.

26.  Companies of which countries  are the most likely to pay bribes while operating abroad, according to Transparency International’s latest ‘Bribe Payers’ index, published on November 2, 2011?
Russia and China.

27.  A giant painting of New Delhi's famous masjid fetched a whopping USD 3.1 million at a Sotheby's auction in New York. Which is that Masjid?
      Moti masjid.
      The monumental work "Pearl Mosque at Delhi" – measuring approximately 13 by 16 feet is the most accomplished work of Russian artist Vasili Vasilievich Vereshchagin.

28.  Which state emerged as overall champions in the 27th National Junior Athletics Championship held in Ranchi?
Haryana led the medal tally with 27 gold, 16 silver and 15 bronze medals followed by Kerala (23-23-20) and Tamil Nadu (15-12-21).  

29.  Celebrated Indian folk singer and composer who is known as the Bard of Brahmaputra died of multi-organ failure on 5 November 2011?

    Bhupen Hazarika.
     His songs, written and sung mainly in the Assamese language by himself. He is acknowledged widely in the Hindi film industry for introducing Hindi film to the sounds and folk music of Assam and Northeast India. He was elected the President of the Assam Sahitya Sabha in 1993.

30.  Who won the Player of the Match award in the Only Test Cricket played between New Zealand and Zimbabwe held in Zimbabwe on November 2011?
 Daniel Vettori. (New Zealand). He scored 40 runs in first innings and 31 runs in second innings. He took 5 wickets in first innings and 3 wickets in second innings.
    Result: New Zealand beat Zimbabwe by 34 runs.

31.  The leader of Colombia's left wing Farc rebel group who has been killed in a military raid?
            Alfonso Cano.
      He was the commander of the militant group known as Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, FARC). He succeeded founder Manuel Marulanda in March 2008. Cano was shot and killed by army forces on 4 November 2011 in the southwestern Cauca Department in what the Colombian government dubbed "Operation Odysseus”.

32.  Who has been officially presented with the European Golden Shoe award for finishing the 2010-11 seasons as the top scorer on the continent?
Cristiano Ronaldo.

33.  Who becomes the first Indian Wicket 'keeper to achieve 200 Test dismissals?

Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Dhoni goes past Syed Kirmani as Indian wicketkeeper with most Test dismissals. He reached the milestone when he caught Marlon Samuels off Ravichandran Ashwin. Among Dhoni's 200 victims, 174 are caught behind and 26 are stumping. South Africa’s Mark Boucher is the leading wicketkeeper with most dismissals–521 overall with 499 catches and 22 stumping.

 34.  Who won the Commonwealth Bank Tennis Tournament of Champions-2011 held in Bali, Indonesia?
Ana Ivanovic. (Serbia)
She claimed the WTA Tournament of Champions with a comfortable victory over Anabel Medina Garrigues in Bali.

35.  The footballer who won the Spanish newspaper "" sports award, for the best player in 2011?
Cristiano Ronaldo.

36.  Which country won the Federation Cup Tennis title-2011 beating host nation Russia at Moscow's Olympic Stadium?
      The Czech Republic.
      Czech Republic won the Fed Cup title for the first time as an independent nation.

37.  Who has been selected for “Ezhuthachan Puraskaram 2011”, the highest literary honour instituted by the government of Kerala?
M.T. Vasudevan Nair.
The award consists of a cash prize of Rs. 1.5 lakh and a citation. Novelist M.T.Vasudevan Nair was honoured with Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award of the country in 2005, Jnanapita for 'Randamoozham' in 1995, Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award, Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, and National Film Award for the best screenplay four times.

38.  Who won the Swiss Indoors Tennis Championship 2011 title beating Kei Nishikori of Japan in the final?
            Roger Federer.

39.  The heavyweight boxing champion who in 1971 became the first fighter to defeat Muhammad Ali, died on November 7, 2011?
    Joe Frazier.

           Joe Frazier(Left) and Muhammed Ali (Right)

Frazier is also known as Smokin' Joe, was an Olympic and Undisputed World Heavyweight boxing champion, whose professional career lasted from 1965 to 1976, with a one-fight comeback in 1981. He defeated Muhammad Ali in the highly-anticipated "Fight of the Century" in 1971. “The Thrilla in Manila” was the third and final famous boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier for the Heavyweight Boxing Championship of the World, fought at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines on October 1, 1975. Ali won the match.

40.Who is appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court?
            Manjula Chellur.

41. The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson has been sentenced to the maximum term of four years behind bars recently. Name of the Doctor?
     Dr. Conrad Murray.

He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after treating the king of pop with a powerful anesthetic.

42.  The convicted insider trader who has been handed a record fine of $92.8million by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of U.S.A as part of an insider trading case brought by financial regulators.?

Raj Rajaratnam.

Rajaratnam was sentenced in October to 11 years in jail for one of the biggest insider trading cases in American history. Sri Lankan-born Rajaratnam was convicted of 14 counts of securities fraud and conspiracy charges in May after a two-month trial.

43. Who has become the first player to take 500 catches in Test cricket?
     Mark Boucher.
Boucher achieved the feat during the first Test against Australia in Cape Town on November 9, 2011.His 500th dismissal was that of Australian opening batsman Phillip Hughes who was caught behind off fast bowler Vernon Philander.

44.  Who becomes the champion of the Velammal 38th National Women Premier Chess Championship- 2011 held at Chennai?
Mary Ann Gomes.
This is her maiden National Women Premier title.

45.  Man of the match winners of 2 test Cricket series played between South Africa and Australia held in South Africa in November-2011:
First test played at Cape Town from November 9, 2011:
Man of the Match: Vernon Philander. (South Africa). He claimed 3 wickets in first innings. He took 5 wickets in second innings conceding just 15 runs.
    Result: South Africa beat Australia by 8 wickets.

Second test played at Johannesburg from November 17, 2011:
Man of the Match: Patrick Cummins. (Australia). He claimed 1 wicket in first innings and took 6 wickets in second innings.
    Result: Australia beat South Africa by 2 wickets.
    Series Status: 2 Test series level 1-1.

46.  Who won the Player of the Series Award in the 2 test Cricket series played between South Africa and Australia held in South Africa in November-2011:
    Vernon Philander (South Africa).

47.  A former banker and European Central Bank vice president who has been named interim prime minister of Greece?
    Lucas Papademos.

48.  The 17th SAARC summit is held on November 10 and 11, 2011 at?
    Addu, Maldives

49.  The theme of the SAARC summit-2011 is?
      “Building Bridges”.

50.  Indian-born American biochemist and winner of the 1968 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine who died of natural causes in Concord, Massachusetts on November 9, 2011?
      Har Gobind Khorana.
 He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968 with Marshall W. Nirenberg and Robert W. Holley for research that helped to show how the nucleotides in nucleic acids, which carry the genetic code of the cell, control the cell's synthesis of proteins. He is the first India-born person to win the Nobel Prize after Independence.

51.  Who is elected as the new President of Liberia?
      Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
     She is the 24th President of Liberia. Sirleaf was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, jointly with Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and Tawakel Karman of Yemen.

52.  The venue of 2018 Commonwealth Games is?
      Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
             The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held from 
             4 to 15 April 2018.

53.  Which countries signed a historic ‘Framework Agreement on Cooperation for Development on November 12, 2011?
     India and Maldives.
The two sides signed six pacts, including two on combating terrorism and transfer of sentenced persons.

54.  Mexican Interior Minister who has died in a helicopter crash near Mexico City on November 11, 2011?
             Francisco Blake Mora.
     He was Mexico's top cabinet secretary and key figure in the battle against the drug cartels and corruption in the country.

55.   The World Athletics Championships-2017 will be held in?
  The 16th World Championships in Athletics are scheduled to be held in 2017 in London, United Kingdom.

56.   Which country has slashed the visa fee it planned to charge tourists from India and other South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries to US$10 from the originally planned US$50?
Sri Lanka.

57.   Which pair won the Paris Masters doubles tennis title-2011 defeating Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut in final?
    Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi.

58.   Renowned cricket writer who also wrote for Indian newspapers, committed suicide at his hotel where he was covering Australia's Test series against South Africa. Name of that cricket commentator?
Peter Roebuck.
      Roebuck was an English cricketer who achieved later renown as an Australian newspaper columnist and radio commentator. He captained the English county side Somerset between 1986 and 1988. He committed suicide in Cape Town, South Africa, on 12 November 2011 after being asked by police to answer questions about an allegation of sexual assault.

59.   Who won the 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?
Lewis Hamilton.
            The McLaren driver’s win was his third of 2011.

60.  Which athletes were named the Male and Female World Athletes of the Year for 2011 by  the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)?
Usain Bolt (Jamaican sprinter) and Sally Pearson (Australian hurdler).
Bolt won the award for the third time. Pearson is a first-time nominee and winner of the award.

61.  Who won the Paris Masters Tennis Title-2011 defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in final?
            Roger Federer.

62.  Which country was suspended from the Arab League because of its violent crackdown on protesters calling for the ouster of President Bashar Assad?
Syria became the second Arab nation this year to be suspended from the Arab League after Libya.

63.  Who is elected as the new President of Nicaragua?

Daniel Ortega.
He has won a third term in power in Nicaragua.

64.  The nuclear weapons capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile of India which is test fired from Wheeler Island off the Odisha coast on November 15, 2011?

65.  Who has been honoured as the WTA player of the year for 2011?
Petra Kvitova.

66.  Egypt midfielder who has equalled the record for the world's most-capped footballer after playing for his country on November 14, 2011?
Ahmed Hassan.
      He now shares the record held by Saudi Arabia goalkeeper Mohamed Al Deayea, who last played in 2006. Hassan made his national team debut aged just 20 at the end of 1995. He is the most capped male footballer in history with 179 appearances for Egypt.

67.  Which country signed new security agreement with Australia in November, 2011?

68.  Who is appointed as the new chairman of Apple Inc?
              Arthur Levinson.

69.  Who is appointed as mentor for Kerala's development plans?

      Sam Pitroda.
      Pitroda is currently advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on public information infrastructure and innovations.

70.  Which country will chair Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)   regional bloc in 2014?

71.  The 19th ASEAN Summit is held in?
Bali, Indonesia in November, 2011.
       The ASEAN Summit is an annual meeting held by the member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in relation to economic, and cultural development of Southeast Asian countries

72.  Who led the Indian hockey team in the men's Champions Challenge I tournament held at Johannesburg from Nov 26 to Dec 4?
            Bharat Kumar Chetri.
            He is the Goal Keeper of Indian Hockey Team.

73.   Former Telecom Minister of India who was awarded five years imprisonment by a Delhi Court after being convicted of taking Rs. three lakhs as bribe to give a lucrative contract to a private firm in 1996?
However Delhi high court suspended the five year sentence awarded to and granted him bail.

74.  Social activist who is selected for the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2011 for her lifetime achievements in empowering women through grassroots entrepreneurship?
            Ela Bhatt.
            She is the founder of NGO Self-Employed Women's 
            Association (SEWA).

75.  South African-born English cricketer and worldwide symbol of the fight against sporting apartheid, who has died on November 19, 2011?

Basil D’Oliveira.

He is known affectionately around the world as "Dolly". He was classified as 'coloured' under the apartheid regime, and hence barred from first-class cricket, resulting in his emigration to England. D'Oliveira played for the England cricket team in forty-four Test matches, and four ODIs. His autobiography is titled as “Time to Declare”.

76.  Winners of CEAT  Cricket Awards-2011:
     International Cricketer of the Year – Jonathan Trott (England)
International Batsman of the year – Jonathan Trott (England)
International Bowler of the year – James Anderson (England)
International Youngster of the year – Virat Kohli (India)
International T20 player of the year – Suresh Raina (India)
Lifetime Achievement Award 2010-2011 – Courtney Walsh (West Indies)
Match-winning Inning of the Year – Gautam Gambhir (India)
Special Award for completing 10 years in international cricket – Virender Sehwag (India)
Special Award for contribution to Indian cricket – VVS Laxman.

77.  Which American professional soccer team won The 2011 Major League Soccer Championship?
 Los Angeles Galaxy.

Galaxy defeated Dynamo, 1-0 in the final. In January 2007, the club made international headlines by signing English superstar David Beckham from Real Madrid in a deal potentially worth $250 million, which was the highest-profile signing in the history of MLS.

78.  Which Indian city hosted the 66th World Homoeopathic Congress?

79.  Which country won the Men’s Kabaddi World Cup defeating Canada in the final?

80.  Which country won the Women’s Kabaddi World Cup defeating England in the final?

81. A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts returning from the International Space Station landed safely in the snow-covered steppes of Kazakhstan on November 22, 2011. Name of that three crew members?
    Michael Fossum (NASA astronaut)
    Sergei Volkov.( Russian cosmonaut)
    Satoshi Furukawa (Japan’s JAXA space agency)
82. The former South African coach who has been named Head Coach for the Australian cricket team and has been contracted until after the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand?
    Mickey Arthur

83. Which train covering India's longest rail route from Dibrugarh in Assam to Kannyakumari in Tamil Nadu?
      'Vivek Express'.
       Covering the distance of 4286 km in 82.30 hours, the weekly train will leave Dibrugarh every Saturday at 11.45 pm and reach Kannyakumari on Wednesday at 10.25 am.
Vivek Express numbered 15906 is the longest running train in India, and 8th longest in the world. The train is named as Vivek Express to commemorate 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Himsagar Express was previously the longest running train in India. Vivek express started its maiden journey on November 19,2011.

84. Who have been named winners of a United Nations award on tolerance and non-violence instituted in memory of Mahatma Gandhi?
    Anarkali Honaryar (Afghanistan) and Khaled Abu 
    Awwad (Palestine)
       They have been awarded the $ 100,000 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence.
       Honaryar has been honoured for her commitment to improve conditions of women and minority groups in Afghanistan and her work focuses on helping women who suffer from domestic abuse, forced marriages and gender discrimination. She became the first non-Muslim woman member of Afghanistan's lower house of parliament Wolesi Jirga in the 2010 elections.
       Awwad leads the Palestinian branch of the Parents Circle Families Forum (PCFF), an organization of Palestinians and Israelis who have lost family members in the conflict.

85.  Prime Minister of Italy who resigned on November 12, 2011?
            Sylvio Berlusconi.

86.  Which countries signed two major bilateral agreements in New Delhi on 23-11-2011 for exchange of prisoners and security cooperation?
India and UAE.

87.  Human rights campaigner and former journalist who has been appointed as Pakistan’s Ambassador to U.S.A?
Sherry Rahman.

88.  Who has resigned as director of the companies which publish British newspapers ‘The Sun’ and ‘The Times’?
James Murdoch.
He has resigned as director of News International’s News Group Newspapers Limited (which publishes The Sun) and Times Newspapers Limited, (which oversees both The Times and Sunday Times).

89.  Which cricketer is honoured with the 'Polly Umrigar Award for India's best cricketer of 2010-11' at the Board of Cricket Control for India (BCCI) Annual Awards?
Rahul Dravid.

90.  Who won the 'M.A.Chidambaram Best Woman Cricketer of 2010-11' trophy of BCCI?
            Jhulan Goswami.

91.  Which cricketer won the Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award-2011?
    Ajit Wadekar.
92. Who has been appointed deputy chairman and chairman-designate of Tata Group and its holding company Tata Sons?
      Cyrus Pallonji Mistry.
       He will work with the current chairman Ratan Tata for one year and begin serving as chairman in December 2012. He is the first non-Indian national to head the Indian conglomerate ‘Tata Group’. On November 23, 2011, Mistry was named as the Deputy Chairman as a result of a unanimous vote of the Tata Sons Board of Directors and selection committee. He will begin serving as chairman when Ratan Tata retires in December 2012.

93. The 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is held at?
    Margaon, Goa.
       Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan inaugurated the film festival on November 23, 2011.

94. Top Maoist leader who has been killed in an encounter with security forces at Burishol village in Junglemahal area of West Bengal?
    Mallojula Koteswara Rao.
       He is commonly known as Kishenji. He was a Politburo member of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) and the group's military leader. He launched the Radical Students Union (RSU) in Andhra Pradesh. He became a full-time member of the People's War Group in 1974.

95. Veteran Indian batsman who became the second player in the history of Test cricket to complete 13,000 runs?
      Rahul Dravid.

96. Who was awarded the first National Peace Award by the Pakistani government?

      Malala Yousafzai.
       She is a 13-year-old brave girl who fought for rights of girls’ education during Talibanisation in her hometown Swat.

97. India's Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has been slapped in the face by a man in Delhi. Name of that attacker?
      Harvinder Singh.
Pawar was slapped by Harvinder Singh over corruption and price rise in the country.

98.  The NRI steel tycoon who is named as the most powerful Asian 2011 in Britain according to the list published by Eastern Eye, a weekly newspaper?
Lakshmi Mittal.
Mittal is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of ArcelorMittal, the world's leading integrated steel and mining company.

99.          Brazilian film director  who died due to cardiac arrest while attending an open forum in the International Film Festival held in Goa on November 27, 2011?
                  Oscar Maron Filho
Filho was a journalist and director at Brazilian production companies Atlantida Cinematografica and Canal 100 Newsreel where he made short films such as Bye Bye Romario, Pele, O Papa Da Bola and Pele Gol Mil.

100.          Which countries signed a revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) on November 27, 2011?
India and Nepal.
The agreement is signed with the aim of encouraging Indian investment in Nepal, preventing fiscal evasion, and easing procedures for stakeholders with commercial interests in both countries.

101.          Which state becomes the overall champion of 32nd National Junior Roving Championship held in Kerala?

102.          Renowned Indian sarangi player and singer who was one of the members of the Indian fusion group “Tabla Beat Science”, died of kidney failure on 27 November 2011?
Ustad Sultan Khan.
He was one of the members of the Indian fusion group “Tabla Beat Science”, with Zakir Hussain and Bill Laswell. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honor, in 2010.

103.          Who has been chosen for the Dilip Sardesai award for the best Indian cricketer in the recently-concluded Test series against West Indies?
      Ravichandran Ashwin.
    The award, comprising a trophy and a cheque for Rs 5 lakh.

104.          Who won the ‘ Fans’ Favourite Award presented by Ricoh at Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London?

Roger Federer.

105.          Who has won his sixth Barclays ATP World Tour Finals title after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in three sets in the singles final?
Roger Federer.

106.   The 2011 United Nations Climate Change Conference was held in?
Durban, South Africa.

The conference was held from 28 November to 11  December 2011 to establish a new treaty to limit carbon emissions. The conference agreed to a legally binding deal comprising all countries, which will be prepared by 2015, and to take effect in 2020. There was also progress regarding the creation of a Green Climate Fund (GCF) for which a management framework was adopted.

107.          WALES football manager who has been found dead at his home at the age of 42, at his home after apparently committing suicide?

Gary Speed.

108.          Name of the British Film director, who was Oscar-nominated for his 1969 film “Women In Love”, has died at the age of 84?

Ken Russell

His films often dealt with the lives of famous composers or were based on other works of art which he adapted loosely. He is best known for his Oscar-winning film Women in Love (1969), The Devils (1971), The Who's Tommy (1975), and the science fiction film Altered States (1980).

109.          Name of the former Yugoslavia’s last Prime Minister, who tried to prevent the country’s bloody breakup in the 1990s, died on 28-11-2011?
Ante Markovic.
He was the last prime minister of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
In 1986 he became president of the Presidency of Socialist Republic of Croatia.
He became prime minister of Yugoslavia in March 1989.

110.          Noted Assamese novelist and poet who died on November 29, 2011 after prolonged illness?
Indira Goswami.
She was the winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award (1983), the Jnanpith Award (2001) and Principal Prince Claus Laureate (2008). She is also known by her pen name, Mamoni Raisom Goswami. She acted as a facilitator to broker peace between the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and New Delhi. But she gave it up in 2005.
Notable Works: The Moth Eaten Howdah of a Tusker, The Man from Chinnamasta, and Pages Stained With Blood.

111.          Who is appointed as the new Prime Minister of Egypt?
Kamal Ganzouri.
 He served as Prime Minister from 1996 to 1999. He came to power in 1996 succeeding Atef Sedki. On 24 November 2011, Egypt's military rulers appointed him as Prime Minister of Egypt.  

112.          The only daughter of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin who has died in USA at the age of 85?
Svetlana Alliluyeva.
She is also known as Lana Peters, died of colon cancer.

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