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Tuesday, 13 November 2012


1.    Who is the new Finance Minister of India?

2.    Who is named as the new Home Minister of India?
Sushil Kumar Shinde.

3.    Who is the new Power Minister of India?
Veerappa Moily.

4.    A career diplomat who has been appointed as press secretary to President Pranab Mukherjee?
Venu Rajamony.

5.    Indian dancer who popularized the Kuchipudi dance form all over the world, died on July 29, 2012?

Vempati Chinna Satyam.
He was awarded Kalidas Puraskar by the Govt of Madhya Pradesh and Kalaimamani by the Govt of Tamil Nadu. He was also awarded the Padma Bhushan by Govt. of India.

6.    Who has taken over as the Air Officer Commanding in Chief, Southern Air Command (SAC)?
Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Jolly.

7.    American writer, author of the novel ‘The City and the Pillar’ and epic historical drama ‘Benhur’, died on July 31, 2012?

Gore Vidal.

8.    The US Congress approved punishing new sanctions targeting energy and shipbuilding sectors of a country in Western Asia on August 1, 2012. Which is that country?

9.    Who has been named the next Chief Justice of Singapore?
Justice Sundaresh Menon.
He will be sworn in as the Chief Justice from 6 November 2012. Menon is a Singaporean Judge of Appeal and a former Attorney-General of Singapore. Menon stepped down from the office of Attorney-General on 25 June 2012 assumed his new position of Judge of Appeal on 1 August 2012.

10.    Which country lifted a ban on investment from Pakistan from August1,2012?

11.    Indian scientist who became one of the nine winners of the first Yuri Milner Fundamental Physics Prize, the world's most lucrative academic award?
Ashoke Sen.
He is a Theoretical physicist and a string theorist at Allahabad’s Harish Chandra Research Institute. Ashoke had received the Padma Shree in 2001 and the SS Bhatnagar Award in 1994. He was also elected Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1998 and to the Indian National Science Academy in 1995.

The prize, which is almost three times that of the Nobel Prize - which is frequently shared by two or three winners, has been introduced by Yuri Milner, a Russian student of physics who dropped out of graduate school in 1989 and later made billions as an investor in companies like Facebook.

12.    Indian Shooter who won silver in the 25 metres Rapid Fire Pistol competition at the London Olympics -2012?
Vijay Kumar.

13.    Former Mongolian President who has been jailed for four years after being convicted of corruption?
Nambar Enkhbayar.   
Mr Enkhbayar was arrested in April, 2012 and charged with misusing property and government power. He served as prime minister and then president until he lost office in a 2009 poll.

14.    Pakistan has allowed two of its banks to open branches in India as part of efforts to normalise economic and trade relations between the two countries. Name those two banks?
National Bank of Pakistan and United Bank Ltd.

15.    Who has been nominated as the leader of the house in the Lok Sabha?
Sushil Kumar Shinde (Home Minister).

16.    Who won the bronze medal for India in the women's badminton singles of London Olympics 2012?
Saina Nehwal
She won India its third medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games, after being declared the winner in the women's badminton play-off for the bronze medal after her Chinese opponent Wang Xin withdrew with an injured knee.

17.    Which country has test fired a new short-range missile called “The Fateh 110” in August 2012?
 The Fateh 110 has a range of around 300km and could purportedly strike with pin-point precision.

18.    Name of the car-sized robotic rover of NASA which successfully landed on in Gale Crater on Mars on August 6, 2012?
Curiosity rover.
Curiosity was launched from Cape Canaveral on November 26, 2011, aboard the Mars Science Laboratory mission (MSL) spacecraft and successfully landed on Aeolis Palus in Gale Crater on Mars on August 6, 2012.

19.    Renowned social worker, founder and chief patron of the organization that popularized the Jaipur Foot who has been selected for the 20th Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhawana Award?

D. R .Mehta.
In 1975, Mehta, a former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India, set up the Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), a charitable organization based in Jaipur that provides artificial legs to the poor. The Award, which carries a citation and a cash award of five lakh rupees, is being given to him for his outstanding contribution towards promotion of communal harmony, peace and goodwill.

20.    Who was sworn-in as the 14th Vice President of India?
Hamid Ansari.
Ansari defeated the NDA nominee Jaswant Singh by 252 votes in the electoral college of 787 Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha MPs. This is his second consecutive term as the vice-president, only the second to do so after Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

21.    Who is the Prime Minister of Serbia?
Ivica Dacic.
He is the leader of the Socialist Party of Serbia, and from 2008 to July 2012 he served as First Deputy Prime Minister, as well as Minister of Internal Affairs. He has been the Prime Minister of Serbia since July 2012.

22.    Who has been appointed as an Election Commissioner of India on 7 August 2012?
Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi.
Zaidi was appointed to fill the vacancy which was created by the retirement of former Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi and the elevation of V S Sampath as Chief Election Commissioner. H. S. Brahma is the other Election Commissioner.

23.    Winners of The Kerala Sahitya Akademi Awards for 2011:
Best novel: Subhash Chandran (‘Manushyanu Oremukham’)
Drama: Balasubramanyam (Cholliyattam)
Short-story: U K Kumaran (Polisukarante Penmakkal)
Literary criticism: B Rajeevan (Vakkukalum Vasthukkalum).
Scholarly literature: L S Rajagopalan (Eenavum Thalavum);
Biography/autobiography: K R Gowri Amma
Travelogue: T N Gopakumar (Volga Tharangangal)
Translation: K B Prasannakumar
Children’s literature: K Radhakrishnan (Gandhijiyude Athmakatha Kuttikalkku) Humour: Lalithambika (Kaliyum Karyavum).
Linguistics and Study of Science: Dr N K Mary (Malayala Vyakarana Sidhanthangal).
Essay: S Gopalakrishnan (Kathapole Chilathu Sambavikkumbol);
Vaidhika Sahithyam: Prof Thuravoor Viswambaran (Mahabharatha Paryadanam Bharathadarsanam: Punarvayana);
Poetry:  Aryambika (Thoniyapoloru Puzha);
Short story collection: Dhanya Raj (Pachayude Albam);
Scientific literature: Dr Aaniyil Tharakan (Bharatheeya Darsanam English Kavithayil).
24.    Who won the Man of the match award in the fifth ODI cricket played between Sri Lanka and India held in Sri Lanka on August 4, 2012?
Irfan Pathan.(India). He took 5 wickets and scored 29 runs.
India beat Sri Lanka by 20 runs.

25.    Who won the Player of the Series award in the 5 ODI Cricket series between India and Sri Lanka held in Sri Lanka in 2012?
Virat Kohli. (India).
Series Status: India wins the 5 ODI series 4-1.

26.    Who won the Man of the match award in the only T20 cricket played between Sri Lanka and India held in Sri Lanka on August 7, 2012?
Irfan Pathan. (India).
India beat Sri Lanka by 39 runs.

27.    Who became India’s first woman boxer to win a medal at the Olympics when she finished with a bronze in the 51 kg event at the London Games-2012?
MC Mary Kom.
She is a five-time World Boxing champion, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships

28.    Name of the medium range nuclear capable missile with a strike range of 2000 km which is successfully test fired by India on August 9, 2012 from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast?

29.    Who is elected as the interim president of Libya?
Mohammed el-Megarif.

30.    The U.S. space program's prototype space lander which crashed and burned on August 9, 2012,   after rising only a few dozen feet on liftoff?

31.    Which country won the ICC Under 19-Cricket World Cup-2012 held in Australia?
India has won the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup for the third time, beating Australia by six wickets in the final.

32.    Who won the Man of the match award in the final of the ICC Under 19-Cricket World Cup-2012?

Unmukt Chand. (Captain of India). He scored unbeaten 111 runs.

33.    Who won the Player of the series award in the ICC Under 19-Cricket World Cup-2012 held in Australia?
W Bosisto (Australia).

34.    ICC Under 19-Cricket World Cup-2014 will be held in?
United Arab Emirates. (UAE).

35.    Former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), who is appointed as the Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) in the Ministry of Finance of India?
Raghuram G. Rajan.
36.    Noted Indian-American journalist and author who has been suspended by his employers CNN and Time magazine after he admitted to plagiarism and apologised for the ethical lapse?
    Fareed Zakaria.
    Fareed Zakaria was briefly suspended in August 2012 while Time and CNN investigated an allegation of plagiarism involving an August 20 Zakaria column on gun control with similarities to a New Yorker article by Jill Lepore.
Six days later, after a review of his research notes and years of prior commentary, Time and CNN reinstated Zakaria.
37.    Indian Wrestler who won the Silver medal in the Men's 66kg Free Style Wrestling event at the 2012 London Olympics?

Sushil Kumar.
        He lost the men's freestyle 66 kg category final to his Japanese opponent Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu. He became the first Indian to win back-to-back Olympic medals. He won bronze medal in the Men's 66kg Freestyle Wrestling event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

38.    Indian wrestler who won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Men's 60kg Freestyle wrestling?
Yogeshwar Dutt.

39.    Indian shooter who won the Bronze Medal in the Men's 10 m Air Rifle Event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London?
Gagan Narang.

40.    Union Minister for Science and Technology and former Maharashtra chief minister who died on 14 August 2012 due to multiple organ failure?
Vilasrao Deshmukh.
He was two-time Chief Minister of Maharashtra, from 1999 to 2003 and from 2004 to 2008. He was appointed to the Council of Ministers as Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 28 May 2009. He was appointed as Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises on 19 January 2011 cabinet reshuffle. Later on he was appointed Minister of Rural Development. He was appointed as Minister of Science and Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences on 12 July 2011.

41.    Former American boxer in the heavyweight division nicknamed "Dynamite" who died on August 11, 2012?
Michael Dokes.
Dokes won the WBA heavyweight title against Mike Weaver in December 1982.

42.    Who won the Rogers Cup Women’s Tennis title-2012?
Petra Kvitova. (Czech Republic)
She defeated Li Na of China in the final.

43.    Who won the Rogers Cup men’s Tennis title-2012?
Novak Djokovic. (Serbia).
He defeated Richard Gasquet, of France in the final.

44.    Man of the Match winners of 2 Test cricket matches played between England and South Africa held in England in August 2012:
Second Test between England and South Africa held in Leeds from August 2, 2012:
Man of the Match: Kevin Pietersen. (England). He scored 149 runs in first innings and took 3 wickets in second innings.
Result: England drew with South Africa.

Third Test between England and South Africa held in Lords from August 16, 2012:
Man of the Match: Vernon Philander. (South Africa). He scored 61 runs in first innings and took 5 wickets in second innings.
Result: South Africa beat England by 51 runs.
Series Status: South Africa wins the 3 Test series 2-0.

45.    Who won the Player of the series award in the three Test cricket matches played between England and South Africa held in England in 2012?
Matt Prior (England) and Hashim Amla (South Africa).

46.    Man of the Match winners of 2 ODI cricket matches played between England and South Africa held in England in August 2012:
First ODI between England and South Africa: Match abandoned.
Second ODI between England and South Africa held in Southampton on August 28, 2012:
Man of the Match: Hashim Amla. (South Africa). He scored 150 runs.
Result: South Africa beat England by 80 runs.

47.    Which country granted political asylum to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange on August 15, 2012?

48.    The England and Manchester United defender who has been fined £45,000 by the Football Association for the Twitter comments made about Ashley Cole?
Rio Ferdinand.

49.    Who became the first Indian to enter the semifinals of a Gold Series event after defeating Amanda Sobhy in the Australian Squash Open played in Canberra?
Dipika Pallikal.

50.    Which country has been suspended from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) because of its violent suppression of a 17-month uprising?

51.    Who is the winner of Miss World 2012?

Wen Xia Yu.(Miss China).
            Miss World 2012, the 62nd edition of the Miss World pageant was held on August 18, 2012 in Dongsheng Fitness Center Stadium, Ordos City, Inner Mongolia, China.

52.    Olympic medalists who are jointly conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award-2012?
Vijay Kumar (Shooting) and Yogeshwar Dutt (Wrestling)

53.    Winners of other Major Sports Awards:
Arjuna Award Winners:
 Deepika Kumari (Archery), Laishram Bombayla Devi (Archery),
 Sudha Singh (Athletics), Kavita Ramdas Raut (Athletics),
 Ashwani Ponnappa (Badminton), Parupalli Kashyap (Badminton),
 Aditya S Mehta (Billiards and Snooker), Vikas Krishan (Boxing),
Yuvraj Singh (Cricket), Sardar Singh (Hockey), Yashpal Solanki (Judo),
Anup Kumar (Kabaddi), Samir Suhag (Polo), Annu Raj Singh (Shooting),
 Omkar Singh (Shooting), Joydeep Karmakar (Shooting),
 Deepika Pallikal (Squash), Sandeep Sejwal (Swimming),
Ng. Sonia Chanu (Weightlifting), Narsingh Yadav (Wrestling),
Rajinder Kumar (Wrestling), Geeta Phogat (Wrestling),
M. Bimoljit Singh (Wushu), Deepa Mallick (Athletics - Paralympics),
Ramkaran Singh (Athletics - Paralympics).
Dronacharya Awards:
Virender Poonia (Athletics), Sunil Dabas (Kabaddi), Yashvir Singh (Wrestling), Harendra Singh (Hockey), Satyapal Singh (Para Sports (Athletics), J S Bhatia (Athletics, for Life Time achievement), Bhawani Mukherjee (Table Tennis, for Life Time achievement) and B I Fernandez (Boxing).
Dhyan Chand Awards: Jagraj Singh Mann (Athletics), Gundeep Kumar (Hockey), Vinod Kumar (Wrestling) and Sukhbir Singh Tokas (Para-Sports).
Tenzing Norgay adventure award wins: Col. Anand Swaroop, SM (Land Adventure), Sub. Rajendra Singh Jalal (Land Adventure), Bhakti Sharma (Water Adventure), Mandip Singh Soin (Life Time Achievement).
Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar: Community Sports Identification and Nurturing of Budding Young Talent -- Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL), Financial Support for Sports Excellence -- Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB), Establishment and Management of Sports Academies of Excellence -- Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) and Employment of Sportspersons and Sports Welfare Measures -- Air India Sports Promotion.

54.    Veteran Indian batsman who announced his retirement from international cricket on August 18, 2012?
V.V.S. Laxman.
Laxman played 134 Tests since his debut in 1996, scoring 8,781 runs at an average of 45.97 with 17 centuries and 56 fifties. He also scored 2,338 runs in 86 one-day internationals with six hundreds. Laxman represents Hyderabad in domestic cricket and has played for Lancashire in English county cricket. In 2011, Laxman was awarded the Padma Shri award, India's fourth highest civilian award from the Government of India.
                              Laxman is noted most for his batting against Australia, in both Tests and One Day Internationals. Six out of his 17 Test hundreds and four out of his six ODI hundreds have come against Australia. He has two double-centuries in Tests, both of them against Australia: his personal best of 281 at Kolkata in 2000–01, and 200* at Feroz Shah Kotla in 2008–09.

55.    Who is appointed by the United Nations as the new peace envoy to Syria, replacing Kofi Annan?
Lakhdar Brahimi.
On 17 August 2012, Brahimi was appointed as UN’s Peace Envoy to Syria. He is an Algerian veteran United Nations envoy and advisor. He is also a member of The Elders, a group of world leaders working for global peace. In 2010, Lakhdar Brahimi was Laureate of the Special Jury Prize for Conflict Prevention awarded by the Fondation Chirac, a foundation which was launched in 2008 by former French president Jacques Chirac in order to promote world peace.

56.    Name of the Indian-origin woman who has created a record by pulling a double-decker bus in Leicester by a rope tied to her hair in front of a large gathering of crowds?
Asha Rani.
Asha Rani, 21 year old, who is known as the Iron Queen, pulled the 12-tonne bus 17.2m on Humberstone Gate in Leicester.

57.    The British-born filmmaker and director of Hollywood blockbusters such as Top Gun, True Romance and Crimson Tide who has died after leaping off a bridge in Los Angeles on August 19, 2012?
Tony Scott.
His films were generally more popular with audiences than critics and include The Hunger (1983), Top Gun (1986), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), Days of Thunder (1990), The Last Boy Scout (1991), Crimson Tide (1995), Enemy of the State (1998), Spy Game (2001), Deja Vu (2006), The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009) and Unstoppable (2010).

58.    Who won the Cincinnati Masters Tennis Men’s Title 2012 defeating Novak Djokovic in final?
Roger Federer

59.    Who won the Cincinnati Masters Tennis Women’s Title 2012?
Li Na (China).
She defeated Angelique Kerber of Germany in the final.

60.    A leading Canada-based Tamil human rights activist who was named for the VK Krishna Menon Institute's Personality of the Year award 2012?
Rathika Sitsabaiesan.
                She was chosen for the award in recognition of her contribution to the advancement of human rights and her uncompromising opposition to the persecution of minorities including her fellow Tamils in Sri Lanka.

61.    Which South American Country has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after taking refuge in the country's embassy in London?

62.    Who has taken charge as the new managing director of Kochi Metro Rail Limited?
Elias George.

63.    The Prime Minister of Ethiopia from 1995 who died on August 20, 2012?
Meles Zenawi Asres.
He was President of Ethiopia from 1991 to 1995 and became the Prime Minister of Ethiopia in 1995 following the general elections that year.

64.    Which state won the overall title of South Zone Junior Athletic Meet held in 2012?

65.    Name of the black farm worker who has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of South African white supremacist leader Eugene Terre'Blanche at his home?
Chris Mahlangu.
             Eugene Terre'Blanche was a former member of South Africa's Herstigte Nasionale Party who founded the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) during the apartheid era. During the 1980s and early 1990s, he became known for threatening civil war to maintain white rule in South Africa. He was given several labels during his lifetime, including "white supremacist", "nationalist," and "racist".Terre'Blanche spent three years in prison for assaulting a black petrol station worker and for the attempted murder of a black security guard in 1996. On 3 April 2010, he was hacked and beaten to death on his farm by a farm labourer, Chris Mahlangu, allegedly over a wage dispute.

66.    Man of the Match Winners of two test cricket matches played between India and New Zealand held in India in August 2012:

First Test between India and New Zealand held in Uppal, Hyderabad from August 23, 2012:
Man of the Match: Ravichandran Ashwin (India). He took 5 wickets in first innings and 6 wickets in second innings. He also scored 37 runs in first innings.
Result: India won by innings and 115 runs

Second Test between India and New Zealand held in M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru from August 31, 2012.
Man of the Match: Virat Kohli (India). He scored 103 in first innings and 53 in second innings.
Results: India beat New Zealand by 5 wickets.
Series Results: India won the two test series 2-0.

67.    Who won the Player of the Series award in the two test cricket matches played between India and New Zealand held in India in August 2012?
Ravichandran Ashwin (India).

68.    The 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement was held in?
Tehran, Iran.
The summit was held from 26 to 31 August 2012, attended by leaders of 120 countries. The summit's framework was the "Final Document" adopted during the Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement Coordinating Bureau which was held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from 7 to 10 May.

69.    Which South Korean company is ordered to pay over USD 1 billion in damages to Apple after a US court deemed the company had infringed a number of patents held by Apple?

70.    Bollywood’s distinguished character artist who played the role of the lovable old man in films like Sholay, Shaukeen and Namak Haram, died on 26 August 2012?

A.K. Hangal.
  He was an Indian freedom fighter from 1929–1947 and also stage actor from 1936–1965 and later became a character actor in Hindi language films from 1966–2005. His most notable roles are as Ram Shastri in Aaina (1977), as the Inder Sen in Shaukeen, as Bipinlal Pandey in Namak Haraam, as Imaam Sa'ab in Sholay, as Anokhelal in Manzil and the antagonist in Prem Bandhan and the 16 films he did with Rajesh Khanna. He has acted in around 225 Hindi films in a career spanning from 1966 to 2005.

71.    Ultra-conservative Islamists destroyed the tomb of a 15th century Sufi scholar and a historical library attached to a mosque on 25 August 2012 in a country in North Africa. Which is that country?
Libyan Conservative Islamists has burned down a historical library that contains thousands of rare books. They also destroyed a shrine of one of the Sufi figures in Libya that dates back to the 15th Century at the city of Zliten.

72.    American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon who died on August 25, 2012?

Neil Armstrong.
Neil Alden Armstrong was an aerospace engineer, naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor. Before becoming an astronaut, Armstrong was an officer in the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War. Armstrong joined the NASA Astronaut Corps in 1962. He made his first space flight, as command pilot of Gemini 8, in 1966, becoming NASA's first civilian astronaut to fly in space. Armstrong's second and last spaceflight was as mission commander of the Apollo 11 moon landing, in July 1969. On this mission, Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended to the lunar surface and spent two and a half hours exploring, while Michael Collins remained in lunar orbit in the Command Module. Along with Collins and Aldrin, Armstrong was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Richard Nixon; in 1978, President Jimmy Carter presented Armstrong the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1978; he and his former crewmates received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009.

73.    Former World No 1 and 3-time US Open champion who announced her retirement from Professional Tennis on August, 2012?
Kim Clijsters.
Clijsters has won 41 WTA singles titles and 11 WTA doubles titles. She has won four Grand Slam singles titles: three at the US Open, in 2005, 2009, and 2010 and one at the Australian Open in 2011. She has also been runner-up in four Grand Slam singles tournaments, and won the WTA Tour Championships singles title in 2002, 2003, and 2010. In doubles, she won the French Open and Wimbledon titles in 2003.
In June 2011, TIME magazine named her one of the "30 Legends of Women's Tennis: Past, Present and Future". According to Forbes in August 2011, she became the fifth highest-paid female athlete over the past year.

74.    One of England's most successful captains after winning Ashes series at home and away who announced his retirement from cricket on 29 August 2012 after 100 test appearances?
Andrew Strauss.
He scored 7037 runs in Test cricket and 4202 in 124 ODIs. England won 24 of 50 Tests under Strauss. His international career lasted 10 years, during which he scored 21 Test centuries and six ODI hundred

75.    Spanish footballer who was crowned as the European Footballer of the Year 2012?
Andres Iniesta.

76.    A bag carrying diplomatic mail from an Asian country has been found on Mont Blanc in the French Alps, portions of the Alps mountain range which stand within France. Name of that Asian country?
A bag carrying diplomatic mail reading “Diplomatic mail” and “Ministry of External Affairs” belonging to the Indian Government has been found on Mont Blanc in the French Alps, close to where an Air India plane crashed 46 years ago. The Air India plane flying from Mumbai to New York crashed in January 1966 and all 117 people on board died.

77.    Who has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after the world governing body of cycling known as UCI accepted the findings of the United States Anti-Doping Agency's investigation?
Lance Armstrong.
He is an American former professional road racing cyclist. In 2012 he was banned for life and disqualified from all his results since August 1998, for using and distributing performance-enhancing drugs. Before being stripped of the titles, Armstrong had won the Tour de France seven consecutive times, from 1999 to 2005, after having testicular cancer.

78.    US-based Cancer Treatment Services International (CTSI) will open its first overseas cancer centre, American Institute of Oncology (AOI) in?
The center is created as part of the first phase of the Citizens Hospital, AOI would offer a sophisticated Electronic Medical Record for anytime and anywhere access of patient information.

79.    The National Advisory Council has set up a two-member working group to study the report on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) prepared by the High Level Expert Group and the government’s proposal to expand the scope of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and convert it into a National Health Mission. The two member group comprising of?
Mirai Chatterjee and A.K. Shiva Kumar.

80.    Who has been appointed the first Chancellor of Central University, Karnataka, Gulbarga?
U.R. Ananthamurthy.

81.    Which Indian company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China Datang Corporation (CDT) to form a strategic partnership for development and operation of power and energy projects in India and abroad?
Reliance Power Limited.
Reliance Power Limited is part of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. It was established to develop, construct and operate power projects in the domestic and international markets. Reliance Energy Limited, an Indian private sector power utility company along with the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group promotes Reliance Power.

82.    Who won the Man of the Match award in the first ODI cricket between Australia and Pakistan held at Sharjah on August 28, 2012?
Mitchell Starc (Australia). He took 5 wickets conceding 42 runs.
Result: Australia beat Pakistan by 4 wickets.

83.    Who has taken over as the Chief of Staff of the Southern Naval Command, Kochi?
Rear Admiral G. Ashok Kumar.

84.    Whole-time Director and head of the power business of Larsen and Toubro (L&T) who has resigned as director of the company?
Ravi Uppal.

85.    India’s largest realty firm which has decided to end its five-year long association with Indian Premier League as the title sponsor?

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