Friday, 25 February 2011

Current Affair- World news

1.   Literary critic and Malayalam writer, who has won the Kerala State’s highest literary    honour,’Ezhuthachan award-2010’? Dr M Leelavathi.

2. Who has been appointed as the General Secretary (GS) of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with effect from November 1, 2010? Kushal Das.

3. Who are the joint winners of 25th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration Award? Oscar Award winning music composer A R Rahman and the Ramkrishna Mission Ashram at Narainpur in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh received the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration-2010. The award carries a citation and a cash prize of Rs 500,000.

4. For the first time in nearly 20 years a commercial airliner from a European Country has flown into Iraqi capital Baghdad. Which is that country?France.
A plane operated by France's Aigle Azur landed in Baghdad on October 31, 2010 becoming the first flight from a European airline to arrive in the city since a 1990 international embargo on Iraq.

5. The UN biodiversity meeting which has agreed a 10-year plan aimed at preserving nature held in?   Nagoya,  Japan.

6. First woman president of Brazil, the biggest nation in South America?   Dilma Rousseff.
She won the presidential elections defeating conservative candidate Jose Serra. She was the candidate of Worker’s Party (PT).

7. Who becomes the most hated French president in more than 50 years according to a recent French poll?   Nicolas Sarkozy.

8. Classical flute exponent who will be conferred the Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the highest civilian award in France, by the French government for his contribution to music?  Hariprasad Chaurasia

9. Prime Minister of Somalia?  Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.

10. China on November 1, 2010 launched its sixth satellite that will become part of its satellite navigation and positioning network Name of that satellite?
The Beidou or Compass navigation satellite.It launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province, southwest China. The Beidou will join China's other five satellites already in orbit to form a network or system that will eventually consist of 35 orbiters.

11. Which team created a unique record in the match against Rajasthan by getting all out for a meager 21 runs, the lowest total by any team in the Ranji Trophy matches?
Hyderabad.Debutant Deepak Chahar (Rajasthan's 18-year-old medium-pacer) made an amazing debut by claiming 8 wickets, his bowling reads 7.3-2-10-8 in this match. The previous Ranji record was set in the first season (1934-35), when Southern Punjab were bowled out for 22 chasing 114 against Northern India in Amritsar.

12. Who has won the World Professional Billiards title-2010 for the ninth time in his career? Mike Russell. He beat India’s Dhruv Sitwala in the final to claim the £6,000 winner’s cheque and the trophy.

13. Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords who resigned recently following his suspension from the House over his expenses claims?  Swraj Paul.
House of Lords is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

14. Which countries signed defense agreements on November 2, 2010 that promised cooperation including the creation of a joint expeditionary force, shared use of aircraft carriers and combined efforts to improve the safety and effectiveness of their nuclear weapons?  France and Britain.

15. The South Africa fast bowler who has announced his retirement from international cricket on November 2, 2010?  Makhaya Ntini.
He was the first ethnically black player to play for the South African team. He is the third South African to take 300 Test wickets after Shaun Pollock and Allan Donald. On the 17 December 2009 he played his 100th Test, becoming the only black South African cricketer to reach that mark. He took 390 wickets in Tests and 266 wickets in ODIs.

16. Who has been posted as DGP of Fire and Rescue Services of Kerala? Siby Mathews.

17. Who has bagged The Hindu Best Fiction Award 2010 which was instituted by The Hindu Literary Review as a prelude to celebrating its 20th year in 2011? Manu Joseph.
His novel “Serious Men” bagged the award which carries a cash prize of Rs.5 lakh and a plaque. “The Hindu” is the name of the newspaper which has established the prize.

18. Former Russian prime minister died recently who served as prime minister in the 1990s as the country emerged from communism and developed as a market economy?
Viktor Chernomyrdin.

19. Who won the Player of the Series Award in the 3 ODI Cricket series between Australia and Sri Lanka held in Australia in November 2010? Lasith Malinga. (Sri Lanka).

20. Who won the Player of the Series Award in the 5match ODI Cricket series between South Africa and Pakistan held in Abu Dhabi? Hashim Amla. (South Africa)

21. Indian-American who has created the history on November 3, 2010 by becoming first woman to won the South Carolina Governor seat in United States midterm polls?
 Nikki Haley.

22. Who has been appointed the interim president of the Hockey India?                 Mariamma Koshy. She is the head of Hockey Kerala.

23. The Ace Shooter who was India's flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China?   Gagan Narang.
He became the fifth shooter to carry the national flag at the opening ceremony of a mega event like the Asian Games.

24. National Centre for Molecular Materials (NCMM), the first of its kind Institute in the country will be established at? Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

25. Who has been named the most powerful person in the world by Forbes, ahead of US President Barack Obama who is ranked second among 68 people?   Hu Jintao, Chinese President.