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Sunday, 31 March 2013


1.    A prehistoric town unearthed in a country located in Europe which is considered as the oldest prehistoric town ever found in Europe. In which country the town unearthed?
Excavations at the site near the modern-day town of Provadia have so far uncovered the remains of a settlement of two-storey houses, a series of pits used for rituals, as well as parts of a gate, bastion structures and three later fortification walls - all carbon dated between the middle and late Chalcolithic age from 4,700 to 4,200 BC.

2.    Bollywood actress who has received the second highest French civilian award "Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters" for her contribution to cinema and promoting Indo-French cooperation in Mumbai?
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
The Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters honour is given to people who have shown exceptionable contribution to arts in France and the rest of the world. In the past, noted celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan and Nandita Das received the honour.

3.    Senior TDP leader and former Union minister who died in a road accident in his native district Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh on November 2, 2012?
Kinjarapu Yerran Naidu.
Yerran Naidu served as Union minister for rural development in the united front government between 1996 and 1998. He was also leader of Telugu Desam parliamentary party between 1998 and 2009.

4.    Cartoonist known as the ‘father of Indian box cartoon’ who passed away on November 2, 2012?
Cartoonist T. Samuel.
 He joined ‘Shankar’s Weekly’ by contributing the strip cartoon ‘Kalu and Meena’. He then joined the Delhi edition of The Times of India and created the famous pocket cartoon ‘Bapuji’. Later, he joined The Indian Express continuing the pocket cartoon plus the strip cartoon ‘Garib’. He was also engaged by the WHO to illustrate its rural health programme in South East Asia. He was a recipient of the 1996 Fellowship Award of the Kerala Cartoon Academy.

5.    Which country has been admitted at the 20th member of the Indian Ocean Association for Regional Cooperation (IORARC)?
The Union of Comoros.

6.    Which country has been admitted as the 6th Dialogue Partner of the Indian Ocean Association for Regional Cooperation (IORARC)?

7.    Eminent Literary Critic who has been chosen for the “Mathrubhumi Sahitya Puraskaram 2012” for her invaluable contribution to literature?
Prof M Leelavathi.
The award, instituted by the Mathrubhumi Printing and Publishing Co. Ltd, carries a purse of Rs two lakh, plaque and citation.

8.    Which pair won the Paris Masters doubles title-2012?
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna (India).
They defeated Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi (Pakistan) and Jean-Julien Rojer (Dutch) in the final.

9.    Who has been chosen as the new pope of Egypt's Coptic Christians, becoming leader of the largest Christian minority in the Middle East?
Bishop Tawadros.

10.    Disgraced Communist Party aristocrat who had been expelled from Chinese Communist Party recently?
Bo Xilai
Bo is accused of a range of misdeeds including covering up his wife’s murder of a British businessman, while Liu was fired early last year over corruption charges. He will be prosecuted on criminal charges.

11.    Name of the Asian elephant who has astounded scientists with his Korean language skills?
Koshik has learnt to imitate human speech and can say five words in Korean: hello, no, sit down, lie down and good. He places the tip of his trunk into his mouth to transform his natural low rumble into a convincing impression of a human voice.

12.    The bronze bust of British Indian spy tortured and killed by the Nazis is unveiled by Princess Anne on 8 November 2012 in Gordon Square Gardens, London. Name that British Indian Spy?

Noor Inayat Khan.
She was an Allied SOE agent during the Second World War. (The Special Operations Executive (SOE) was a British World War II organisation. SOE was officially formed to conduct espionage, sabotage and reconnaissance in occupied Europe against the Axis powers, and to aid local resistance movements.) Usually known as Noor Inayat Khan (but also known as "Nora Baker" and "Madeleine"), became the first female radio operator to be sent from Britain into occupied France to aid the French Resistance. She was eventually betrayed, captured and killed in Dachau Concentration Camp. The statue commemorating Britain's only female Muslim war heroine became the first stand-alone memorial to an Asian woman in the UK. Her biography is named as “Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan” is written by Shrabani Basu.

13.    Man of the match winners of 5 ODI cricket series played between Sri Lanka and New Zealand held in Sri Lanka in November 2012:
1st ODI between Sri Lanka and New Zealand played at Pallekele on November 1, 2012:
Match abandoned.
2nd ODI between Sri Lanka and New Zealand played at Pallekele on November 4, 2012:
Man of the Match: Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka).
Result: Sri Lanka won by 14 runs (D/L method).
3rd ODI between Sri Lanka and New Zealand played at Pallekele on November 6, 2012:
Man of the Match: TM Dilshan (Sri Lanka). He scored unbeaten 102 runs.
Result: Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets.
4th   ODI between Sri Lanka and New Zealand played at Hambantota on November 10, 2012:
Man of the Match: Jeevan Mendis. (Sri Lanka). He took 3 wickets conceding 15 runs.
Result: Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets.
5th   ODI between Sri Lanka and New Zealand played at Hambantota on November 12, 2012:
No result
Series Result: Sri Lanka won the ODI series (3-0).

14.    Who won the Player of the series award in the 5 ODI cricket series played between Sri Lanka and New Zealand held in Sri Lanka in November 2012?
Bradley-John Watling. (New Zealand).

15.    Who won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2012?
Kimi Raikkonen.

16.    Who has been sacked as Russia's defense minister, amid allegations of corruption at a state-controlled firm?
Anatoly Serdyukov.

17.    Which country won the 2nd Asia Cup Kabaddi title held in Lahore in November 2012?
Pakistan clinched the Asian Kabaddi Championship title after arch-rivals India walked out of the field in protest against the referee's decision to penalize their coach.

18.    Who has been elected to a second term as President of the United States of America?
Barack Obama.
He defeated Mitt Romney of Republican Party in the Presidential elections.

19.    Name the 11 athletes who were handed two year ban by a NADA (The National Anti-Doping Agency) panel for flunking dope tests?
Wrestlers Rajeev Tomar, Joginder Singh, Sumit Sehrawat, Rahul Maan, Gursharanpreet Kaur and Mausam Khatri, two track and field athletes Saurabh Vij and Akash Antil and swimmers, Amar Muralidharan, Jyotsana Pansare and Richa Mishra. These 11 athletes tested positive for stimulant methylhexaneamine in the run-up to 2010 Commonwealth Games.

20.    On 8 November 2012, the Andhra Pradesh High Court lifted the life ban on an Indian Cricketer, implicated in the match-fixing scandal of 2000. Who is that cricketer?
Mohammad Azharuddin.

21.    Man of the match winners of 3 Test cricket matches played between Australia and South Africa held in Australia in November 2012:
First test between Australia and South Africa held in Brisbane from November 9, 2012:
Man of the Match: Michael Clarke (Australia). He scored unbeaten 259 runs.
Result: Match Drawn.
Second test between Australia and South Africa held in Adelaide Oval from November 22, 2012:
Man of the Match: Du Plessis (South Africa). He scored 78 runs in first innings and unbeaten 110 runs in second innings.
Result: Match Drawn.
Third test between Australia and South Africa held in Perth from November 30, 2012:
Man of the Match: Hashim Amla (South Africa). He scored 196 runs in second innings.
Result: South Africa won by 309 runs.
Series Result: South Africa won the 3-match series 1-0.

22.    Who won the Player of the Series award in the 3 Test cricket matches played between Australia and South Africa held in Australia in November 2012?
Michael Clarke (Australia).

23.    World discus champion and Olympic silver medalist who has been suspended by the sport's world governing body (IAAF) after failing a drugs test?
Darya Pishchalnikova.

24.    Which city has won the right to host 18th Asian Games in 2019?
Hanoi, (Capital of Vietnam) which hosted the 2003 Southeast Asian Games and the 2009 Asian Indoor Games, beat Indonesia's Surabaya for the right to stage the 18th edition of the event.

25.    Russia’s army chief of staff who has been expelled by President Vladimir Putin?
General Nikolai Makarov. 
He has been replaced by General Valery Gerasimov, a commander from the second Chechen war.

26.    Which day is observed as “Malala Day”?
November 10.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon commemorated November 10 as Malala Day. The day is intended to represent the goal of education for all children. The day would be commemorated in support of the Pakistani child activist Malala Yousafzai and the 32 million girls like her around the globe who are denied their right to school.

27.    Who has taken charge as the fourth chief justice of Supreme Court of Singapore?
Sundaresh Menon.
He is the first Indian to become the chief justice of Supreme Court of Singapore.

28.    CIA Director who resigned recently after admitting to an extramarital affair?
David Petraeus.

29.    187-year-old Indian state carriage is auctioned in the auction organized by Historic, at Brookland museum in London.  The chariot belongs to which royal family?
The chariot once conveyed the Maharaja of Mysore. The Wadiyar royal family who ruled Mysore in 19 the century bought the chariot from British for guest traveling.

30.    The director-general of the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) who stepped down from the post on November 10, 2012 after a news program falsely accused a politician of child abuse?
George Entwistle.

31.    Jordan's former intelligence chief who has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for corruption?
Mohammed al-Dahabi.
He was head of the intelligence service from 2005 to 2008. He was accused of embezzling public funds, money laundering and abuse of office.

32.    A great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi who has been elected to a state Assembly in the United States during the general elections held on November 6, 2012?
Shanti Gandhi.
He contested as a Republican Party candidate, defeated his Democratic rival Theodore "Ted" Ensley by nine percentage point for the Kansas's 52nd Assembly District. He is son of late Saraswati Gandhi, wife of Mahatma Gandhi's grandson the late Kanti Lal.

33.    Which countries signed four agreements on November 12, 2012 to cooperate in areas of social welfare, fertilizer, coal mining and youth affairs?
 India and Afghanistan.

34.    West Indies opener who became the first player to hit a six from the first ball of a test match when he launched his big-hit against Bangladesh?
Chris Gayle.
Gayle smashed debutant Bangladesh bowler Sohag Gazi over long-on, taking 18 from the first over.

35.    Who won Barclays ATP World Tour Finals trophy-2012 (The 2012 ATP World Tour Finals) defeating Roger Federer?
Novak Djokovic.
The 2012 ATP World Tour Finals (also known as the 2012 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for sponsorship reasons) was a tennis tournament that was played at the O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom between 5 and 12 November 2012.

36.    Which pair won the 2012 ATP World Tour Double Finals?
Marcel Granollers (Spain) and Marc Lopez (Spain).
They defeated Mahesh Bhupathi (India) and Rohan Bopanna (India) in the finals.

37.    The president of Microsoft's Windows Division who resigned his post on November 12, 2012?

Steven Sinofsky.
His duties included managing the launch of Microsoft’s Windows 8, and the Surface tablet. He was responsible for the marketing and development of various Microsoft products such as Internet Explorer, Outlook, various Windows operating systems, and SkyDrive.

38.    Who is appointed as the president of Microsoft's Windows Division?
Julie Larson-Green.

39.    Man of the match winners of 2 Test cricket matches played between West Indies and Bangladesh held in Bangladesh in November 2012:
First test between West Indies and Bangladesh held in Dhaka from November 13, 2012:
Man of the Match: Kieran Powell (West Indies). He scored 117 runs in first innings and 110 runs in second innings.
Result: West Indies won by 77 runs.
Second test between West Indies and Bangladesh held in Khulna from November 21, 2012:
Man of the Match: Marlon Samuels (West Indies).He scored 260 runs in first innings
Result: West Indies won by 10 wickets.
Series Result: West Indies won the 2-match series 2-0.

40.    Who won the Player of the series award in the 2 Test cricket series played between West Indies and Bangladesh held in Bangladesh in November 2012?
S Chanderpaul (West Indies).

41.    Hamas top military leader Ahmed Al-Jabari has been killed in an Israeli targeted air strike
Ahmed Jabari.
He is the chief of staff of the Ezzedeen al-Qassam Brigades. He was a Palestinian militant and the second-in-command of the military wing of Hamas. He is also known as Abu Mohammad. He was credited as the leader in the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip, and played a role in the capture of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

42.    Who was appointed as the new General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party?

Xi Jinping.
He succeeds President Hu Jintao who retired as the head of the Party and the powerful military after a 10-year stint.

43.    Who is appointed as the new Prime Minister of China?
Li Keqiang.
He is the Premier of the People's Republic of China and party secretary of the State Council.

44.    India's former defence minister and Planning Commission deputy chairman who died on 15 November 2012?
K.C. Pant.
He was the son of Govind Ballabh Pant, a former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. K.C. Pant was Union minister with cabinet rank holding the portfolios of Defence, Finance, Steel and Heavy Engineering, Home Affairs, Electronics, Atomic Energy and Science and Technology. He had served under late Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi and switched to BJP in the late 1990s. He was the first chairman of the Advisory Board on Energy. He was deputy chairman of the Planning Commission of India from 2000 to 2004 during the premiership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

45.    The Indian woman dentist who died in Ireland from blood poisoning after doctors allegedly refused to terminate her 17-week-long pregnancy despite a miscarriage, telling her that "this is a Catholic country"?

Savita Halappanavar.
She was 17 weeks pregnant when she died from septicemia, according to an autopsy carried out two days after her death on Oct 28. Her family said she asked several times for her termination as she had severe back pain and was miscarrying but doctors at University Hospital Galway refused on the grounds that abortion was illegal in Ireland.

46.    Name of the rogue planet which has been discovered by the Canada-France Brown Dwarfs Survey, a near infrared sky survey?
The planet has been named CFBDSIR2149 (since it was discovered during a project called CFBDSIR, the abbreviation for Canada-France Brown Dwarfs Survey Infra Red.) CFBDSIR2149 is 10 times wider than Earth and 1,000 times heavier. The planet is likely of a magenta or dark pink colour, with no solid surface, an inhospitable world with a surface temperature of about 400 Celsius. The planet is likely a gas giant planet four to seven times more massive than Jupiter.

47.    Man of the match winners of 2 Test cricket matches played between India and England held in India in November 2012:
First test between India and England held in Ahmedabad from November 15, 2012:
Man of the Match: Cheteshwar Pujara (India). He scored 206 runs in first innings and unbeaten 41 runs in second innings.
Result: India won by 9 wickets.
Second test between India and England held in Mumbai from November 23, 2012:
Man of the Match: Kevin Pietersen (England). He scored 186 runs in first innings.
Result: England won by 10 wickets.

48.    What is the new name of Shadman Chowk located in the Eastern City of Lahore (Pakistan)?
Bhagat Singh Chowk.
    Pakistan government has finally renamed Shadman Chowk as Bhagat Singh Chowk in Lahore as a mark of respect to the martyr and an acknowledgement of his role in the struggle against British rule. It was Shadman Chowk roundabout, where Bhagat Singh along with his two companions Sukhdev Singh and Rajguru were hanged on 23 March 1931 in the then Lahore Jail for their alleged involvement in the Lahore Conspiracy Case.

49.    BBC recently decided to pay £185,000 in damages to which former Conservative party treasurer following the Newsnight broadcast on 2 November that wrongly linked him to historic allegations child sexual abuse?
Lord McAlpine.

50.    Indian-American Congressmen from California who has been appointed to two key Congressional committees that would help him play key role shaping America's foreign and science policies?
Dr Ami Bera.
He is only the third Indian American – after Dalip Singh Saundh in 1950 and Bobby Jindal in 2005 - to have ever been elected to the House of Representatives.

51.    Hindu fundamentalist politician and the founder of the right-wing Shiv Sena party who has died in Mumbai on November 17, 2012?
Bal Thackeray.
The Shiv Sena was founded to keep South Indian migrants out of Maharashtra state and to halt the spread of Islam. His followers called him the Hindu Hriday Samraat ("Emperor of Hindu Hearts") .He began his professional career as a cartoonist with the English language daily The Free Press Journal in Mumbai, but left it in 1960 to form his own political weekly Marmik. In 1966, Thackeray formed the Shiv Sena party to advocate the place of Maharashtrians in Mumbai's political and professional landscape. He was also the founder of the Marathi-language newspaper Saamana and the Hindi-language newspaper Dopahar ka saamana.

52.    The 10th India-ASEAN summit is held in?
Phnom Penh. (Cambodia).

53.    The 21st ASEAN Summit is held at?
Phnom Penh. (Cambodia).
The ASEAN Summit is held by its 10 Southeast Asian Countries annually. The 22nd ASEAN Summit will be held in Brunei.

54.    Which country won the Sultan of Johor Cup Hockey title -2012 defeating India in the final?

55.    The McLaren driver who won the United States Grand Prix 2012?
Lewis Hamilton.

56.    Which country won the Davis Cup -2012 defeating Spain in the final?
Czech Republic.

57.    Which country won the FIFA futsal world cup 2012 held in Thailand?
Brazil defeated Spain in the final.
Futsal is an indoor version of association football. Futsal World cup is held every four years, on the even year between two FIFA World Cups. The first event was held in 1989, the year FIFA became the world governing body of futsal. It was held in the Netherlands to commemorate the popularity of the game there.

58.    Which footballer breaks Gerd Muller's record for most number of goals in a calendar year?
Lionel Messi.
He broke Gerd Muller's 1972 mark of 85 goals, scoring his 86th goal on Dec. 9.

59.    Blasphemy charges against a Christian girl in Pakistan have been officially dropped by the country's Supreme Court recently. Name that Christian girl?
Rimsha Masih.
Rimsha was arrested by Pakistani police in August 2012 and who potentially faced the death penalty for blasphemy under Pakistan's blasphemy law for allegedly desecrating pages of the Quran (or a book containing verses from the Quran) by burning. On November 20, 2012, Rimsha was cleared of all charges by the Islamabad High Court.

60.    Pakistani Girl who has been awarded by World Peace and Prosperity Foundation for her bravery and advocation of education for girls in adverse conditions in Swat, Pakistan?
Malala Yousufzai.

61.    Which actor has signed a £31m ($49 million) deal to act in two more Bond films, making him the highest paid British actor?
Daniel Craig.
He has become the highest paid James Bond to date. He earned £1.9million for Casino Royale in 2006 and received £4.4million for Quantum of Solace in 2008.

62.    The Lashkar-e-Toiba operative who was hanged at the Yerwada Jail in Pune on November 21, 2012?
Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab.
He was sentenced to death for his role in the 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai that left 166 people dead, and several others injured. The President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected Kasab's mercy plea on November 5.

63.    Who became the ninth Indian cricketer to complete a century of Test appearances when he took the field in Mumbai in the second cricket test match against England?
Virender Sehwag.

64.    Soft drink giants who become the new title sponsors of the Indian Premier League with a whopping winning bid of Rs 396.8 crores for the next five seasons, starting 2013?

65.    Veteran Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader and ideologue from Kerala who died on 22 November 2012?
He was elected as a member of Thiru-Kochi Assembly in 1951 and later as a member of the Kerala Assembly 1967–70. He was the Kerala Press Academy Chairman 1981–82. He is the founding Director of the Centre for Development of Imaging Technology (C-DIT).

66.    Bangladesh batsman who has become only the second man in 135 years of Test cricket to hit a debut hundred while batting at No. 10?
Abul Hasan.
He achieved the feat against West Indies in Khulna on November 21, 2012. He became the first No.10 to score a century on Test debut in 110 years and second overall to score a century at number 10 on debut. Australian Reggie Duff who made 104 against England at Melbourne in January 1902 was the first batsman to achieve this feat. Just three batsmen before Abul Hassan scored a hundred while batting at number 10 in Test cricket. They are England's Walter Read, 117 against Australia at The Oval in 1884, South African Pat Symcox, 108 against Pakistan at Johannesburg in 1997-98 and Australian Reggie Duff, 104 against England at Melbourne in 1901-02.

67.    Who became the first cricketer in Test history to score four double centuries in a calendar year?
Michael Clarke. (Australia).

68.    Who has been selected for Ezhuthachan Puraskaram for the year-2012?
Attoor Ravi Varma.
The award is named after Ezhuthachan, the father of the Malayalam language and consists of a cash prize of  1, 50,000 and a citation. The award was instituted in 1993 and Sooranad Kunjan Pillai was its first recipient.

69.    Who is the new director general of BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)?
Tony Hall.

70.    Who has been appointed as the new director of CBI?
Ranjit Sinha

71.    Who has won the Infosys Prize-2012 for Physical Sciences for his pioneering development of methods for the construction of supramolecular functional materials?
Dr. A. Ajayaghosh.
His pioneering development of methods for the construction of supramolecular functional materials, which can be employed as components in organic electronic devices and in powerful substance selective optical sensing and imaging. He has received several awards such as the Thomson Reuters Research Excellence Award (2009), the Outstanding Researcher Award of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) (2009), the Ramanna Fellowship of the Department of Science and Technology, India (DST) (2007) and the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Chemical Sciences (2007).

72.    Which country successfully test-fired an indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile on November 23, 2012?
The missile capable of destroying a hostile ballistic missile, test fired from a test range off the Odisha coast.

73.    A village in Bihar celebrated 'lathi festival' on November 23, 2012 to commemorate the gifting of a bamboo stick to Mahatma Gandhi in 1934.  What is the name of that village?
'Gandhi-Ghorghat Ki Lathi Mahotsav’ is celebrated in Ghorghat village in Munger district to strengthen the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhiji had visited Munger in 1934 after a massive earthquake. He learnt that the people of Ghoraghat specialized in making lathi to supply to the then British authorities who used them on Indians. He urged them to stop making lathi in the interest of the nation, which the villagers agreed to readily. They also presented a lathi to Gandhiji as a gift, which he kept with him during the freedom movement

74.    Who has won the IAAF World Athlete of the Year award-2012?
Usain Bolt.
He has won the award for the fourth time. He had previously won the award in 2008, 2009, and 2011.

75.    Who won the women’s World Athlete of the Year award-2012?
Allyson Felix.

76.    Name the political party formed by Sri. Arvind Kejriwal, the Anti-corruption activist?
“Aam Aadmi Party” (AAP).

77.    The American actor who played the nefarious oilman J.R. Ewing in popular TV series “Dallas”, died on November 23, 2012?
Larry Hagman.

78.    Senior leader and Rajya Sabha member who has been suspended from B.J.P for indiscipline?
Ram Jethmalani.
He has suspended from BJP for speaking against the party's line on the appointment of a new CBI chief.

79.    Who has been appointed chief of India's external intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)?
Alok Joshi.
He will replace S K Tripathi, who completes his tenure on Dec 29, 2012. He is a 1976 batch IPS officer of Haryana cadre. The RAW is entrusted with the task of gathering external intelligence.
Yashovardhan Azad has been appointed secretary (security), at the Cabinet Secretariat. T.Y. Das has been appointed secretary, Central Information Commission.

80.    Who has been appointed as the chief of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) of India?
Syed Asif Ibrahim.
He is the first Muslim officer to head IB in its history. The IB is responsible for intelligence gathering within the country’s borders.

81.    Who has been elected as the President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA)?
Abhay Singh Chautala.
He is the leader of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and chairman of Indian Amateur Boxing Federation. Lalit Bhanot has been elected as the General Secretary of IOA.

82.    Name the cult hit by Korean hip-hop star Psy which has become the most viewed YouTube video of all time, beating the previous record-holder, Justin Bieber's "Baby."?
"Gangnam Style."
Gangnam Style became the first to achieve 1 billion views on the Google-owned video-sharing site “You Tube”. The video also had a record 6.2 million likes on YouTube.

83.    The 18th UN Climate Change Conference is held in?
Doha, (Qatar).
The conference ended on 8 December 2012 with an agreement. The Kyoto Protocol will be continued until 2020 and the conclusion of a comprehensive climate agreement was confirmed for the post-2020 period.

84.    What is the name of the official mascot of the 2014 World Cup Football?
Fuleco is a fusion of the words “futebol” and “ecologia.”

85.    Who won the 2012 Formula1 World Championship?
Sebastian Vettel.
He became the youngest ever triple champion in Formula One in the history of the sport. It was a hat-trick of titles for the 25-year-old German driver. He won the championship in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
86.    Who won the Brazilian Grant Prix -2012?
Jenson Button.

87.    Name the Nobel laureate who conducted the world’s first successful organ transplant, died on November 26, 2012?
Dr. Joseph E. Murray.
He was an American plastic surgeon who performed the first successful human kidney transplant on identical twins Richard and Ronald Herrick on December 23, 1954.  Murray shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1990 with E. Donnall Thomas for their discoveries concerning "organ and cell transplantation in the treatment of human disease."

88.    Name of the mid-range nuclear capable ballistic missile which was successfully test fired by Pakistan on 28 November 2012?
Hatf-V Ghauri.
The liquid-fuelled ballistic missile, capable of carrying both conventional as well as nuclear payload, has a range of 1300 kilometres. The Ghauri missile was first test-fired on 6 April 1998.

89.    According to the report published by union home ministry, which Indian State recorded largest number incidents of communal riots and crime against dalit women and children in 2012?
Uttar Pradesh.
Maharashtra is at the second place with 83 cases of communal tension and violence followed by Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka with 78 and 54 cases respectively.

90.    The Republican leader who is appointed as the chairman of U.S. House Foreign affairs committee?
Ed Royce.

91.    Man of the match winners of 2 Test cricket series played between Sri Lanka and New Zealand held in Sri Lanka in November 2012:
First Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand played at Galle International Stadium from November 17, 2012:
Man of the Match: Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka). He took 5 wickets in first innings and 6 wickets in second innings.
Result: Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets.
Second Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand played at Colombo from November 25, 2012:
Man of the Match: Rose Taylor (New Zealand). He scored 142 runs in first innings and 74 runs in second innings.
Result: New Zealand won by 167 runs.

92.    Who won the Player of the Series award in the 2 Test cricket series played between Sri Lanka and New Zealand held in Sri Lanka in November 2012?
Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka).

93.    Who has been re-appointed as coach of Brazil football Team?
Luiz Felipe Scolari.

94.    Which countries ranked as the happiest countries on earth, based on a Gallup 2011 survey?
    Panama and Paraguay.
The survey asked 1,000 adult respondents in each of 148 countries (or 148,000 people), questions involving five positive emotions.
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