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Wednesday, 24 October 2012



1.    Who is appointed as the first U.S. ambassador to Myanmar in 22 years?
Derek Mitchell.
Obama has named Derek Mitchell as the first U.S. ambassador to Myanmar in more than 20 years. He has served as President Barack Obama's special envoy to military-dominated Myanmar since August to encourage democratic reforms.

2.    Islam extremists destroyed the heritage of the ancient city of Timbuktu on July 02, 2012, razed tombs and attacked the gate of a 600-year-old mosque, despite growing international outcry. The city is located in which country?
Al Qaeda-linked Mali Islamists armed with Kalashnikovs and pick-axes destroyed centuries-old mausoleums of saints in the UNESCO-listed city of Timbuktu.

3.    Who has been appointed the new Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh?
Smt Minnie Mathew.
She is an Indian Administrative Service officer of the 1976 batch.

4.    Who won the Player of the Match award in the third test cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka held in Sri Lanka from July 8 -12, 2012?
Asad Shafiq. (Pakistan). He scored 75 in first innings and 100 in second innings.
Result: Sri Lanka drew with Pakistan

5.    Who won the Player of the series award in the 3 test cricket matches played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka held in Sri Lanka in 2012?
Kumar Sangakkara. (Sri Lanka).
Series Result: Sri Lanka wins the 3 Test series 1-0.

6.    Man of the Match winners of 4  ODI cricket matches played between England and Australia held in England in July 2012:
Second ODI between England and Australia held in Oval, London on July 1, 2012:
Man of the Match: Ravi Bopara (England). He took 1 wicket and scored 82 runs.
Result: England beat Australia by 6 wickets.
Third ODI between England and Australia: Match abandoned due to rain.
Fourth ODI between England and Australia held in Chester-le-Street on July 7, 2012:
Man of the Match: Steven Finn (England). He took 4 wickets.
Result: England beat Australia by 8 wickets.
Fifth ODI between England and Australia held in Manchester on July 10, 2012:
Man of the Match: Ravi Bopara (England). He took 2 wickets and scored 52 runs.
Result: England beat Australia by 7 wickets (D/L method).
Series Result: England wins the 5 ODI series 4-0.

7.    Who won the Player of the series award in the 5 ODI cricket matches played between England and Australia held in England in 2012?
Ian Bell (England).

8.    Who won the Man of the Match award in the first test cricket match between England and South Africa held in London from July 19-23?
Hashim Amla (South Africa). He scored unbeaten 311 runs.
Result: South Africa beat England by an innings and 12 runs.

9.    According to the observations made by Cassini spacecraft of NASA, a ‘tropical’ lake has been found near the equator on Saturn’s moon. Name that moon of Saturn?
Titan is the fifteenth of Saturn's moons and is the largest. Titan was the first known moon of Saturn, discovered in 1655 by the Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens.

10.    Which countries shared the Under 19 Asia Cup Cricket title 2012?
India and Pakistan.

11.    The former Israeli prime minister and leader of the right-wing Likud party who died on June 30, 2012?

 Yitzhak Shamir.
He was an Israeli politician and the seventh Prime Minister of Israel, serving two terms, 1983–84 and 1988–1992. Shamir was a member of the Stern gang, an organisation that was considered a terrorist group by Israel which broke away from the Haganah. He was the country's second longest-serving prime minister after David Ben-Gurion. Shamir became the commander of the Stern gang after the death of Avraham Stern and worked for the Mossad from 1955-65.

12.    Head coach of the French national Football team who resigned from his post on 30 June 2012?
Laurent Blanc.

13.    Who is the new President of Mexico?

Enrique Pena Nieto.
He is a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and the former governor of the State of Mexico from 2005 to 2011.  Pena Nieto was declared President-elect after the Mexican general election was declared valid by the Federal Electoral Tribunal.

14.    Which country won the Euro 2012 Football title beating Italy 4-0 in the final?
European Championship Winners:
1960 - USSR, 1964 - Spain, 1968 - Italy, 1972 - West Germany
1976 – Czechoslovakia, 1980 - West Germany, 1984 - France
1988 - Holland, 1992 - Denmark, 1996 – Germany, 2000 - France
2004 – Greece, 2008 - Spain, 2012 - Spain

15.    Name of the mountain range of India which is included in the list of World Heritage Sites by the UN's cultural agency, UNESCO?
Western Ghats.
It is one of the eight hottest hotspots of biological diversity in the world. The range starts near the border of Gujarat and Maharashtra, south of the Tapti river, and runs approximately 1,600 km (990 mi) through the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala ending at Kanyakumari, at the southern tip of India. The mountain range has over 5000 species of flowering plants, 139 mammal species, 508 bird species and 179 amphibian species. At least 325 globally threatened species occur in the Western Ghats.

16.     Who became 28th Grandmaster (Chess) of India?
M.R. Venkatesh.
Venkatesh also became the third Indian to become a GM this year [M.R. Lalith Babu (2012), Vaibhav Suri (2012)). He is also the 11th GM from Tamil Nadu, the most from any state.  The title grandmaster is awarded to strong chess players by the world chess organization FIDE. Apart from World Champion, Grandmaster is the highest title a chess player can attain.

17.    The daughter of South African anti-apartheid fighter ‘Nelson Mandela’ who has been appointed ambassador to Argentina?
Zenani Mandela-Dlamini.

18.    Parliament of which country approved bill to close the Strait of Hormuz?
Iran decided to close the Strait of Hormuz to oil tankers in response to European sanctions against Iran.

19.    Which Brazilian won the Copa Libertadores trophy 2012 by defeating Argentina's Boca Juniors?
Corinthians. This is their first Libertadores cup.

20.    Indian footballer who has signed a 2 year deal with Top Portuguese football club Sporting Lisbon on July 12, 2012?
Sunil Chhetri.
He will be the first from the country to play for the Portuguese club's reserve side.

21.    Who won the Man of the match award in the second T20 Cricket between New Zealand and West Indies held in USA on July 1, 2012?
Sunil Narine (West Indies).
He took 4 wickets conceding 12 runs.
Result: West Indies beat New Zealand by 61 runs.

22.    Who won the Man of the Series award in the two T20 Cricket matches between New Zealand and West Indies held in USA in 2012?
Chris Gayle. (West Indies)
Series Status: West Indies wins the 2 T20I series 2-0.

23.    Man of the Match winners of 5  ODI cricket matches played between New Zealand and West Indies held in West Indies in July 2012:
First ODI between New Zealand and West Indies held in Jamaica on July 5, 2012:
Man of the Match: Andre Russell. (West Indies). He took 4 wickets.
Result: West Indies beat New Zealand by 9 wickets (D/L method)
Second ODI between New Zealand and West Indies held in Jamaica on July 7, 2012:
Man of the Match: Marlon Samuels. (West Indies). He took 2 wickets and scored unbeaten 101 runs.
Result: West Indies beat New Zealand by 55 runs.
Third ODI between New Zealand and West Indies held in St Kitts on July 11, 2012:
Man of the Match: Marlon Samuels. (West Indies). He scored 59 runs.
Result: West Indies beat New Zealand by 55 runs.
Fourth ODI between New Zealand and West Indies held in St Kitts on July 14, 2012:
Man of the Match: Sunil Narine. (West Indies). He took 2 wickets conceding 20 runs in 10 overs.
Result: West Indies beat New Zealand by 24 runs.
Fifth ODI between New Zealand and West Indies held in St Kitts on July 16, 2012:
Man of the Match: Sunil Narine. (West Indies). He took 5 wickets.
Result: West Indies beat New Zealand by 20 runs.

24.    Who won the player of the series in the 5 ODI Cricket matches between West Indies and New Zealand held in West Indies in July 2012?
Sunil Narine (West Indies).
Series Status: West Indies wins the 5 ODI series 4-1.

25.    Who won the Man of the Match award in the first test between West Indies and New Zealand held in West Indies in July 2012?
Sunil Narine (West Indies).
He took 5 wickets in first innings and 3 wickets in second innings.
Result: West Indies beat New Zealand by 9 wickets.

26.    Who was appointed the head of the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on spectrum auction?
P Chidambaram. (Home Minister).
The new empowered group of ministers (EGoM) will decide on the controversial issue of auction of telecom spectrum. Chidambaram will become the third chairman of the body in 11 days, after Pranab Mukherjee resigned to contest the presidential elections and agriculture minister Sharad Pawar stepped down, saying his name was being dragged into the ongoing controversy about 2G licences.

27.    Wimbledon Tennis 2012 Winners:
Wimbledon Men’s Single -2012 Winner: Rafael Nadal (Spain).
It was his seventh Wimbledon Championship.Federer with this win have pocketed 17th Grand Slam title of his career. He defeated Andy Murray of Britain in the final.
Wimbledon Women’s Single -2012 Winner: Serena Williams (United States)
This is her 5th Wimbledon Championship. She defeated Radwanska of Poland in the final.
Wimbledon Men’s Doubles -2012 Winners -Jonathan Marray (England) / Frederik Nielsen (Denmark).
They defeated Robert Lindstedt (Sweden) / Horia Tecau (Romania) in the final.
Wimbledon Women’s Doubles -2012 Winners - Serena Williams /Venus Williams (USA).
They defeated Andrea Hlavackova / Lucie Hradecka (Czech) in the final.
Wimbledon Mixed Doubles-2012 Winners- Mike Bryan /Lisa Raymond (USA).
They defeated Leander Paes (India) / Elena Vesnina (Russia).

28.    The Indian government has signed a contract with auctioneers Sotheby’s to purchase a large archive related to Mahatma Gandhi. Name that archive?
The Gandhi-Kallenbach archive.
The archive contains thousands of letters, documents and photographs that throw light on the controversial relationship between Gandhiji and architect Hermann Kallenbach, and is expected to be a rich resource for researchers and historians. India paid around £700,000 (60million rupees) for the papers.

29.    Chief Minister of Karnataka who resigned on July 8th 2012?
D.V. Sadananda Gowda.
He was the 20th Chief Minister of Karnataka. He was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on August 4th 2011 following the resignation of B. S. Yeddyurappa.

30.    Who became the first Indian to win the girls' singles title in the Asian Youth Under-19 Championships held at Gimcheon, Korea?
 PV Sindhu.

31.    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been dubbed as an "underachiever" by a top US magazine which says he appears "unwilling to stick his neck out" on reforms that will put the country back on growth path. Name of the US magazine which has dubbed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as an underachiever?
Time magazine.
Manmohan Singh is featured on the cover of Time magazine's Asia edition. With his portrait in the background, the title on the cover reads 'The Underachiever - India needs a reboot'.

32.    Film and television actor who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a lovelorn butcher in 1955's "Marty," died on July 8, 2012?
 Ernest Borgnine.

33.    Who has been appointed football coach of France?
 Didier Deschamps.
Deschamps was the captain of the French team which won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000.

34.    One of the 17 fundamental particles in the Standard Model whose possible discovery announced on July 4, 2012 is?
The Higgs boson or Higgs particle.
The other 16 fundamental particles are the 6 quarks, 6 leptons, the photon, gluon, W, and Z bosons. The quarks and leptons are examples of a class of particles called fermions. They are the ones that make up all the everyday matter we see around us. The photon, W, Z, gluon, and Higgs particles are in a different class called bosons. They are the ones responsible for all the forces in nature except gravity. Scientists don't yet know how to combine gravity with the Standard Model. The elementary particle of boson is named after Indian physicist Satyendra Nath Bose whose study changed the way Particle Physics has been studied ever since.

35.    Who is the current Chief Minister of Karnataka?
Jagadish Shettar
He is the 21st Chief Minister of Karnataka.

36.    Thousands of computer users lost access to the Internet on July 9, 2012 due to a virus attack. Name of that virus?
DNS Changer.
The virus, as its name indicates, affects computers’ abilities to access the Internet’s DNS system.

37.    South African Cricketer who has retired from international cricket following the eye injury he suffered during a tour game against Somerset?
Mark Boucher.
    Boucher holds the record for the most Test dismissals by a wicket-keeper. He scored 5,515 test runs (5 Centuries) and 4686 ODI runs. He left the game as the wicketkeeper with the most number of dismissals in Tests (555). Boucher also has the most number of overall dismissals in international cricket for a wicketkeeper (999—one of these as an outfielder).

38.    A convicted war criminal from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who has been sentenced to a total period of 14 years of imprisonment by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on July 10, 2012?
    Thomas Lubanga Dyilo.
He is the first person ever convicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC). He founded and led the Union of Congolese Patriots (UPC) and was a key player in the Ituri conflict (1999–2007). Rebels under his command have been accused of massive human rights violations, including ethnic massacres, murder, torture, rape, mutilation, and forcibly conscripting child soldiers.

39.    Former Zimbabwe national cricket captain who has decided to retire from the sport to devote his life to the church?
Tatenda Taibu.
He is a wicketkeeper and batsman, and can also bowl right arm off spin. On 6 May 2004, he became the youngest Test captain in history, when he captained his team against Sri Lanka. He scored 1546 runs in Tests with 57 catches and five stumpings, while making 3393 runs in ODIs with 114 catches and 33 stumpings. He finishes as Zimbabwe’s fourth highest run-scorer in ODIs with the second most number of dismissals as a wicketkeeper, behind Andy Flower.

40.    Palestinian football player who was released from prison by Israel on 10 July 2012?
Mahmoud Sarsak.
He was a member of the Palestine national football team. In 2012, Sarsak spent three months on hunger strike while imprisoned without trial in Israel.

41.    Bollywood veteran actor and famous wrestler best known for his TV portrayal of the Hindu monkey god Hanuman, died on 12 July, 2012?
Dara Singh.
He was an Indian wrestler-turned-actor from Indian Punjab. He started acting in 1952 and was the first sportsman to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha. He has also worked as Hindi and Punjabi film producer, director and writer in his career. His last Hindi movie was Jab We Met and last Punjabi movie released before his illness was Dil Apna Punjabi. He directed seven Punjabi films of which Sawa Lakh Se Ek Ladaun, Nanak Dukhiya Sub Sansar, Dhyanu Bhagat, Rab Dian Rakhan were commercial hits.

42.    The chairman of Barclays bank, who resigned accepting responsibility for a rate-fixing scandal?
Marcus Agius.
Barclays Bank, one of Britain's biggest retail and investment banks, being slapped with 290 million pounds ($451 million) fine by the US and the UK authorities to settle the charges of manipulating global benchmark lending rates.

43.    Name of the indigenously developed nuclear capable ballistic missile which is successfully test-fired on July 13, 2012?
The surface-to-surface, single-stage missile Agni-I ballistic missile with a strike range of 700 km test-fired from a mobile launcher at about 1010 hrs from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island off Odisha coast.

44.    Australia fast bowler who has retired from international cricket on 13 July 2012?
Brett Lee.
Lee retired after a 13-year international career that included 76 Tests, 221 ODIs and 25 T20Is. He ended his Test career with 310 wickets in 76 tests .Lee was the first player in Twenty20 International cricket to take a hat-trick.  His best ODI bowling figures of five for 22 came against South Africa, Melbourne. Lee's best Test bowling figures of five for 30 came against the West Indies at The Gabba, Brisbane in 2005. Lee has been known by his nickname 'Bing', after the chain of electronics store Bing Lee, since his high school days.

45.    The son of American actor Sylvester Stallone who died of a heart attack on July 13, 2012, at the age of 36?
Sage Stallone.
He was an American actor, film director, film producer, and screenwriter.

46.    Indian international footballer and first class cricketer who was given the Kartick Bose lifetime achievement award for his outstanding contribution to the game by the Cricket Association of Bengal at the Eden Gardens?
Subimal Goswami.
He is commonly known by his nickname Chuni Goswami. As a striker, he played 50 international football matches representing India. As a first class cricketer, he played Ranji Trophy for Bengal.

47.    Environmental activist who has been chosen for the Fukuoka Prize 2012, a prestigious award bestowed by Japan on people who contribute to academics, arts, and culture in Asia?
Vandana Shiva.

48.    Who became the first Briton to win the Tour de France, the greatest cycling race?
Bradley Wiggins.

49.    Which State of India will host the Asia Pacific Conference on Correctional Administration?
Andra Pradesh.

50.    Woman officer in the Indian National Army and Minister of Women Affairs in the Azad Hind government founded by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose to fight the British, died on 23, July 2012?
Captain Lakshmi Sahgal.
She is a revolutionist of the Indian independence movement, commonly referred to in India as Captain Lakshmi, a reference to her rank when taken prisoner in Burma.

51.    The reconstituted Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on natural gas and allocation is headed by?
 A. K. Antony, Defence Minister of India.

52.    Who is the president of World Squash Federation?
N. Ramachandran

53.    Who won the National under-7 girls’ chess championship held at Puducherry in July 2012?
Divya Deshmukh of Maharashtra.
R. Praggnanandhaa of Tamil Nadu won National under-7 boys chess championship-2012 title.

54.    Indian social activist who has been chosen for the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2012?
Kulandei Francis.
    He is an Indian social activist Kulandei Francis, who gave up being a priest to devote himself entirely to social work in Tamil Nadu. Six individuals from across Asia have been chosen for the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Awards for 2012.
Other winners of  Magsaysay award 2012:
Chen Shu-Chu, Taiwan
Romulo Davide, Philippines
Syeda Rizwana Hasan, Bangladesh
Yang Saing Koma, Cambodia
Ambrosius Ruwindrijarto, Indonesia
    The Ramon Magsaysay Award is often considered Asia's Nobel Prize. The prize was established in April 1957 by the trustees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund based in New York City with the concurrence of the Philippine government.

55.    Who is appointed as the secretary of President of India, Pranab Mukherjee?
Omita Paul.

56.    Name of the Bill passed by the Kerala Legislative Assembly which entitling the citizens, as a matter of right, to the services each government department is supposed to provide them.
Kerala State Right to Service Bill, 2012.
The Bill stipulates that each department and local self-government institution should, within six months of the date the Bill became an Act, notify in the gazette the services that would be rendered to the citizens by it.

57.    Name of the operating system launched by Apple on July 25, 2012 for its Mac range of personal computers?
 OS X Mountain Lion
 OS X Mountain Lion (version 10.8) is the ninth major release of OS X, Apple Inc.'s desktop and server operating system for Macintosh computers.

58.    Chief Executive Officer of Nomura who has resigned in the wake of an insider trading scandal?
Kenichi Watanabe.
     Nomura is Japan’s biggest investment bank. Mr. Watanabe will be replaced by Koji Nagai, the President of Nomura Securities, which is part of the Nomura banking empire.

59.    Who are elected as the Vice Presidents of International Olympic Committee?
 Sir Craig Reedie, Nawal El Moutawakel.

60.    Which bank has paid a penalty of about $27.5 million (Rs.154 crore) to Mexican regulators as their unit failed to comply with the money-laundering rules?
HSBC Holding plc. (Commonly known as HSBC).
    As of 2012, it was the world's third-largest bank and sixth-largest public company according to a composite measure by Forbes magazine. HSBC Mexico is one of the leading financial groups in Mexico with 1,066 branches.

61.    Indian-American astronaut is scheduled to head for the International Space Station once again in June 2012 aboard Soyuz 31 flight.
Sunita Williams

62.    Which state emerged as the overall champions of ninth National Youth Athletics Championships-2012 held in Bangalore?
Kerala won the overall championships with a tally of 216 points while Haryana, last year’s champions, finished second with 125.5 points.

63.    Who has broken the world record for the most weeks at No 1 in the ATP world tennis rankings?
Roger Federer.
He breaks Pete Sampras's record with unprecedented 287th week as world No 1.

64.    Who has been appointed as the new coach of Russian Football Team?
 Fabio Capello.

65.    Who won the Bank of the West Classic Tennis title 2012?
Serena Williams.

66.    Who is the current president and CEO of Yahoo!?
Marissa Mayer.
Previously, she was a long-time executive and key spokesperson for Google. She is the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company, and has been ranked number 14 on America's most powerful businesswoman of 2012 by Fortune magazine.

67.    Indian Director who has won the award for best debutante director in the Washington DC international Film festival held in 2012?
Salim Ahmed.
The Malayalee Director won the award for his film “Adaminte Makan Abu”.

68.    Veteran socialist leader who earned the sobriquet 'Paniwali Bai' for her efforts in bringing drinking water supply to Goregaon, a Mumbai suburb, passed away on 17, July 2012?
Mrinal Gore.

69.    South African diplomat and doctor who has been elected to become the first female head of the African Union Commission?
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
Dlamini-Zuma, South Africa's home affairs minister and an ex-wife of President Jacob Zuma, defeated Jean Ping of Gabon, who had been at the helm of the Commission, the AU's steering body, since 2008.

70.    The Bollywood actor, film producer and politician who often called as “Bollywood's original superstar”, died on 18 July 2012?
Rajesh Khanna.
He was referred to as the "first superstar" and the "original superstar" of Indian cinema. He earned these titles following 15 consecutive solo hit films in the 1970s, a record that remains unbroken. Rajesh Khanna appeared in a total of 180 films - 163 feature films and 17 short films. He won three Filmfare Best Actor Awards. He made his debut in 1966 with “Aakhri Khat” and rose to prominence with his performances in films like “Raaz”, “Baharon Ke Sapne”, “Ittefaq” and “Aradhana”. He was the highest paid Indian actor from 1970–79 and shared the same honour with Amitabh Bachchan from 1980–87.  He was also a Lok Sabha member of the Indian National Congress from New Delhi constituency from 1992 to 1996.
Khanna married Dimple Kapadia in March 1973, 8 months before Dimple's debut film Bobby was released and has two daughters from the marriage. Their elder daughter Twinkle Khanna is married to actor Akshay Kumar, while they also have a younger daughter Rinke Khanna.

71.    The former vice president of Egypt who died in U.S.A on 19 July 2012?
Omar Suleiman.
He was an Egyptian army general, politician, diplomat, and intelligence officer. A leading figure in Egypt's intelligence system beginning in 1986, Suleiman was appointed to the long-vacant Vice Presidency by President Hosni Mubarak on 29 January 2011. On 11 February 2011, Suleiman announced Mubarak's resignation and ceased being Vice President.

72.    An economist and Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Indira Gandhi during the tumultuous days of the Emergency, died on July 19, 2012?
He is the head of Indira Gandhi's secretariat and one of her closest advisers. He served as the United Nations Assistant Secretary General, Research and Policy Analysis, in New York from 1978 to 1986.He was awarded the Padma Vibushan, India's second highest civilian award in 2008.

73.    Winners of Kerala State Film Awards 2012:
Best director: Blessy
Best movie: Indian rupee
Best actor: Dileep (Vellaripravinte changathi)
Best actress: Swetha menon (salt n' pepper)
Best script: Bobby-Sanjay
Best debut director: Sherry (Aadhimadhyantham)
Most popular movie: salt n' pepper
Best 2nd actor: Fahad fazil (akam, chappa kurishu)
Best 2nd movie: Ivan megharoopan
Best 2nd actress: Nilamboor ayisha (Oomakkuyil padumbol)
Best comedy actor: jagathi sreekumar (Swapna sanchari)
Best music director: Sharath (Ivan megharoopan)
Best music director (background score): Deepak dev
Best lyrics: Sree Kumaran thampi (Nayika)
Best singer (male): Sudheep
Best singer (female): Shreya goshal
Special jury award: Dr. biju (Akashathinte niram)
Best cinematography: M.J. Radhakrishnan (Aakashathinte niram)

74.    Which countries vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution on July 19, 2012 that threatened Syrian authorities with sanctions if they did not halt violence against an uprising?
Russia and China.

75.    Which district in Kerala has become the first district in India to adopt total e-governance?

76.    British journalist and broadcaster, best known for his work in news and current affairs programmes, including a long career with ITN as chief presenter of the flagship News at Ten for eighteen years, died on July 20, 2012?
Sir Alastair Burnet.
ITN (Independent Television News) is a British-based news and content provider.

77.    Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh announced Rs. 300 crore as special assistance for development of the violence-hit areas of a northeastern state of India on July 28, 2012. Which is that state?

78.    Man of the Match winners of 4 ODI cricket matches played between India and Sri Lanka held in Sri Lanka in July 2012:
First ODI between India and Sri Lanka held in Hambantota on July 21, 2012:
Man of the Match: Virat Kohli. (India). He scored 106 runs.
Result: India beat Sri Lanka by 21 runs.
Second ODI between India and Sri Lanka held in Hambantota on July 24, 2012:
Man of the Match: Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka). He took 3 wickets.
Result: Sri Lanka beat India by 9 wickets.
Third ODI between India and Sri Lanka held in Colombo on July 28, 2012:
Man of the Match: Suresh Raina (India). He scored unbeaten 65 runs.
Result: India beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets.
Fourth ODI between India and Sri Lanka held in Colombo on July 31, 2012:
Man of the Match: Virat Kohli (India). He scored unbeaten 128 runs.
Result: India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets.

79.    Who has provided India its first medal of the 2012 London Olympics, winning the bronze medal in the 10m Air Rifle event?
Gagan Narang.

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