1. Who becomes the first Indian to make a fifty while batting at No.9 against Australia?
    Praveenkumar. He became the first batsman from India to post a fifty on Indian soil while batting at No.9 position

    2. The Income Tax department recently conducted nationwide raids at 70 addresses linked to former Jharkhand Chief Minister who has possessing assets worth Rs 2000 crores. Name of that former Jharkhand CM who is now a MP?
    Madhu Koda

    3. Chief Minister V. S. Achuthanandan of Kerala laid foundation for States first Border Security Force (BSF) unit in which place?
    Kainur village in Thrissur district.

    4. A modern space science complex of international standards is to be set up by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in South India. Where is it?
    Ponmudi hills in Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala

    5. Who has been inducted as SP of the prestigious National Investigation Agency (NIA)?
    T.K. Rajmohan

    6. Who won the Man of the Match award in the third One Day International Cricket between India and Australia held in Delhi?
    Yuvraj Singh. India beat Aussies by 6 wickets

    7. Who has claimed the top slot as the highest tax payer in the country for the current fiscal?
    Lalit Modi, the Indian Premier League chief.

    8. China's keystone space scientist, widely acclaimed as the country's "father of space technology" and "king of rocketry", died of illness recently at the age of 98?
    Tsien Hsue-shen.
    He has also gone by the name of Qian Xuesen

    9. The massive fire at which depot of Indian Oil Corporation destroys Rs 1000 crore, ruins several lives?
    Jaipur's Indian Oil Corporation depot

    10. Which documentaries have been recently nominated for the prestigious 5th CMS VATAVARAN, environment and wildlife film festival, held at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi?
    ‘My Purple Sunbird’ directed by Sunil Raj
    ‘Kaanam - Life Story of a Midland Hill’ by Babu Kambrath

    11. Indian who was elected as member of the Italian Democratic Party National assembly?
    Sibi Kumaramangalam

    12. Who is appointed as the chief justice of Himachal Pradesh?
    Justice Kurian Joseph. He is the senior most judge of the Kerala High Court

    13. Who has been appointed first Goodwill Ambassador of the ‘Smile Train,’ an international charity that provides free cleft lip and palate surgery to children in need?
    Aishwarya Rai Bachan

    14. The Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan has dropped the name of Karnataka High Court Justice from the list of those recommended for elevation to the Supreme Court. Name of that justice?
    Justice PD Dinakaran

    15. Name of the typhoon, the fourth in a month, which has hit Manila in the Philippines bringing with it heavy rain, flooding and a tropical storm?
    Typhoon Mirinae.
    Typhoon Ketsana was the first to hit this region at the end of September. About 420 people died in that storm and tens of thousands of people are still living in shelters after their homes washed away. This was followed up by Typhoon Parma that killed over 430 people and destroyed 55,000 houses. Typhoon Lupit was the third typhoon to hit the area last week.

    16. Who emerged as the winner of Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in the male category?
    Deriba Merga of Ethiopia.
    Marry Kitney succeeded in winning the title in women category. Around 30,000 people participated in the Airtel Delhi half Marathon 2009.

    17. Name the Jammu Kashmir 'braveheart' who killed a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist has been appointed as the Special Police Officer (SPO) in the Jammu Kashmir police force recently.

    Rukhsana Kausar.
    Rukhsana, who hails from Kalsi village in upper Shahdhara area of Rajouri district, 180 km north of Jammu, had grappled with LeT terrorists who entered her home, grabbed an AK-47 from one and shot him dead. The terrorist killed was Abu Osama, LeT commander.

    18. Kerala High Court Judge who resigned from his post on 2nd November 2009 citing personal reasons?
    Justice V Giri.
    He was the first permanent judge of Kerala High court who resigned from his post. Justice K P Dandapani is the only judge of the Kerala High Court to have resigned before him. But he was not permanent at that time.

    19. Which public sector company has won "SCOPE AWARD" for Excellence and Outstanding contribution to Public Sector Management - Special Institutional (Turnaround) Category 2007-08?
    Heavy Engineering Corporation Ltd, Ranchi

    20. Who won the Man of the Match award in the fourth One Day international Cricket match between India and Australia held in Mohali?
    Shane Watson. He scored 49 runs and took 3 wickets.
    Australia won the match by 24 runs.

    21. American company which is a major lender to hundreds of thousands of small and medium-sized businesses, filed for bankruptcy recently, as the global financial crisis left it unable to fund itself and the recession clobbered its loans?
    CIT Group Inc
    Bankruptcy is also a blow for the U.S. government, which invested $2.33 billion in CIT in December through the Troubled Asset Relief Program and will likely lose most of it.

    22. Who won the WTA championship-2009 held in Doha?
    Serena Williams. She defeated her sister and defending champion Venus 6-2 7-6(4) in the WTA Championships final in Doha.

    23. Who is the winner of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2009 Race?
    Sebastian Vettel

    24. Who is the Chairman of the International Jury of 33rd International Film Festival held at Cairo?
    Adoor Gopalakrishnan.

    25. Which Indian film won the Silver Award at the just concluded 33rd Cairo International Film Festival?
    “Mudhal Mudhal Mudhal Varai” (Tamil Film) directed by Krishnan Seshadri Gomatam

    26. The legendary French anthropologist and philosopher who passed away recently in his Paris home at the age of 100.
    Claude Levi-Strauss. One of his more influential fields of study involved the observation of tribes in Brazil and North America.

    27. Who has been conferred the Fellow Membership of the Kolkata-based National Institute of Personnel Management?

    Dr George Sleeba, Chairman and Managing Director of FACT, Kerala
    28. Who was re-elected president of the United Arab Emirates for a second five-year term?
    Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan

    29. Who won the Man of the Series Award in the ODI Cricket Series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe?
    Abdur Razzak (Bangladesh). Bangladesh won the 5 match series 4-1

    30. Which country’s central bank bought 200 metric tons of gold from the International Monetary Fund last month, in the first major move by a major central bank to diversify its foreign-exchange reserves?
    Reserve Bank of India bought 200 metric tons of gold to manage its foreign-exchange reserves.

    31. Which team was banned by BCCI from this year's Ranji Trophy cricket Season for skipping a match against Jammu and Kashmir in Srinagar citing security reasons?
    The Services cricket team is a domestic cricket team in the Elite Group of the Ranji Trophy, the main domestic competition in India.

    32. Which country made the fifth lowest total in one-day cricket by making only 44 runs to their account?
    Bangladesh bowlers demolished Zimbabwe for 44 runs in the fourth ODI match, the fifth lowest total in one-dayers. Nazmul Hossain, who started the slide with his 2 wickets for 10 runs and took a brilliant catch, was adjudged the man of the match

    33. Who has won the World Junior girls chess championship at Puerto Madryn in Argentina on November 3, 2009?
    Soumya Swaminathan. She is from Pune, India.

    34. Who won the Man of the Match award in the first ODI of the Cool & Cool Cup at Abu Dhabi between New Zealand and Pakistan?
    Shahid Afridi. He won this award for his 70runs and 2 wickets for 46.Pakistan won the match by a whooping margin of 138 runs.

    35. The tropical Storm which slammed Vietnam's central coast on November-2, 2009, unleashing heavy rains and winds and forcing more than 80,000 people to evacuate.
    Mirinae. The death toll from Tropical Storm Mirinae in central Vietnam has risen to 109.

    36. Which African country establishes satellite medical link with India recently?
    Sierra Leone. Officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa has launched a satellite link-up known as telemedicine so that doctors in this country can seek advice from their colleagues in India.

    37. A British-German scientist’s team recently has identified the old ancestor of the world’s most infamous predator, Tyrannosaurus rex which is a dinosaur. Name of that 165-million-year-old dinosaur lived during the middle Jurassic Period?
    Proceratosaurus, the two-legged meat-eater would have measured about 3m long and weighed up to 60kg.

    38. Which state won Indira Priyadarshini Vriksha Mitra Award-07 for the best contribution in tree planting activities and Indira Priyadarshini Vriksha Mitra Award-08 for increasing forest & tree cover in the State?

    39. Twelve-year-old boy who made a World record in inter-school cricket by smacking a mammoth 439 in the prestigious Harris Shield tournament at the MB Union Cricket Club grounds, Cross Maidan?

    Sarfaraz Khan..
    Harris Shield is the tournament in which Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli piled up a world record 664 runs for the third wicket in February 1988, helping their school, Shardashram Vidyamandir, to score 748 for 2 in 122 overs against St Xavier's School at Azad Maidan.

    40. Who won the Man of the Match award in the fifth ODI cricket match between India and Australia held on 5th November, 2009 at Uppal, Hyderabad?
    Sachin Tendulkar. He scored 175 runs and that was his 45 th ODI century. Australia won the match by 3 runs.

    41. Fugitive former Thailand Prime minister who was appointed as economic advisor to the Cambodian government, in a move that adds to tensions between the countries?
    Thaksin Shinawatra

    42. Name the U.S. Army psychiatrist who has killed 13 people and wounded 30 others in a bloody rampage at the Fort Hood military base in Texas?
    Major Nidal Malik Hasan

    43. Eminent public health expert of Kerala who passed away recently at the age of 71?
    Dr. C.R. Soman

    44. Renowned scientist and former Director of UGC who has been selected for the prestigious Kalinga Prize 2009.?

    Professor Yash Pal. The award is given by UNESCO for popularisation of science.

    45. Which country won gold medal in men’s kabbadi, in the third Asian Indoor Games in Vietnam?

    46. Who is appointed as the new captain of Kolkatta Knight Rider’s Team for IPL-3?
    Saurav Ganguly
    Coach: David Whatmore
    Wasim Akram selected as mentor for the Kolkata Knight Riders.

    47. A never-seen-before Charlie Chaplin film was recently found in a nitrate film tin by a man who bought it on eBay for £3.20. Name of that previously unseen Charlie Chaplin movie which could be worth up to £40,000?
    ‘Charlie Chaplin in Zepped’

    48. Which team claims the 2009 AFC Champions League title with a 2-1 victory over Al Ittihad at the National Stadium in Tokyo?
    Pohang Steelers of South Korea. The title was Pohang's third continental triumph (following Asian Club Championship wins in 1997 and 1998) and means they become the most successful team in Asian football history.

    49. Coach of triple Olympic and World Championship gold medalist Usain Bolt and president of the Racers Track Club, who has resigned after 22 years as head of the Jamaican national track and field team?
    Glen Mills

    50. Who won the Man of the Match award in the second ODI between New Zealand and Pakistan held in Abudabi?
    Brendan McCullum. He scored 131 runs (His second ODI century) and New Zealand beat Pakistan by 64 runs.

    51. Name of the online reservation system of Kerala Road Transport Corporation inaugurated by Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan recently?

    52. Who won the Man of the series award of recently concluded ODI series between India and Australia?
    Shane Watson. Australia won the seven match series by 4-2. The last match abandoned due to rain.
    Man of the Match of Sixth ODI: - Doug Bollinger. Australia won that match in Guwahati

    53. Which country won the Asia Cup hockey championship-2009 for women held in Bangkok?
    China inflicted a 5-3 defeat on India to regain the trophy. China had won the trophy last in 1989 at Hong Kong.

    54. Which country won the Fed Cup women's tennis title with a comfortable 4-0 win over the United States in Reggio Calabria.?

    55. India's National Academy of Letters, Sahitya Akademi, recently signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with a digital technology leader to institute the 'Tagore Literature Awards ' named after the legendary Shri Rabindranath Tagore. Name that electronics giant?
    Samsung. The award will recognize the best of literary contributions by writers in 8 Indian languages – Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Telugu and Bodo

    56. Who is re-elected unopposed as the president of Asian Athletic Association (AAA) in Guangzhou, China, to serve his third consecutive term at the office?
    Suresh Kalmadi, Indian Olympic Association chief. He was elected for another four-year term (2009-13)

    57. Who won the Charlottesville Challenger ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) Challenger tournament?
    Kevin Kim (U.S.A). He beat Somdev Devvarman in the final.

    58. Who is the new Director of ISRO Inertial Systems Unit (IISU), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala?
    T.R. Chidambaram

    59. Who won the Swiss Indoors Tennis title beating Roger Federer in the final?

    Novak Djokovic. He beat Roger Federer in his own backyard to win the Swiss Indoors final 6-4 4-6 6-2 in Basle.

    60. Which state won the South Zone inter-state badminton championship held in Andra Pradesh?
    Andra Pradesh
    Guru Sai Dutt (Andra Pradesh) beat Ram C. Vijay (Kerala) in the boys’ final
    Sikki Reddy, Girl’s Champion

    61. Who was chosen for the C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award 2008-2009 by BCCI (Board of Control of Cricket in India)?
    Mohinder Amarnath

    62. 124 people have been killed by floods and mudslides in El Salvador after the Central American nation was battered by a Hurricane. Name of that storm?
    Hurricane Ida

    63. Who won the Man of the Match award in the first ODI between South Africa and Zimbabwe held at the Willowmoore Park, Benoni, South Africa, 8th of November 2009?
    Tatenda Taibu. He remains unbeaten on 103 runs. South Africa won the match by 45 runs

    64. On the first day of the new Maharashtra assembly, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) legislators roughed up a member of Samajwadi Party for taking the oath of office in Hindi. Name of that SP member?
    Abu Asim Azmi. Maharashtra Legislative Assembly suspended four Maharashtra Navnirman Sena members for four years on charges of assaulting Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Asim Azmi. The suspended MLA’s are Shishir Shinde, Ram Kadam, Ramesh Wanzale and Vasant Gite

    65. First Muslim lady who will serve as minister in the Maharashtra government?
    Fauzia Khan

    66. Man of the Match of third ODI between Pakistan and New Zealand held in Abudabi on November 9, 2009?
    Mohammad Aamer (Pakistan). He made 73 runs and took two wickets.
    New Zealand won the match by 7 runs. They also won the 3-match series 2-1.

    67. Who won India's first medal in the 18th Asian Athletics Championships held in Guangzhou?
    Kavita Raut. She won a bronze in women's 500m race on the opening day of the 18th Asian Athletics Championship

    68. Which bank has won the 'Great Mind Challenge' Award for implementing the most innovative solution for business?
    Federal Bank. Federal Bank is the first bank in the country to receive this award and the award has been introduced by IBM for the first time in India for business development initiatives.

    69. India’s first Aerospace SEZ (Special Economic Zone) launched in?
    Belgaum, Karnataka. Aerospace and engineering major QuEST Global launched the country's first aerospace Special Economic Zone for development and manufacture of aerospace precision engineering products.

    70. Which documentary has been selected for the Recycling Fond award at the 36th International Festival of Sustainable Development Films-ekotopfilm 2009?
    ‘Farming our Future’ Direction: Venu Nair

    71. Who has been appointed Pakistan captain for the Test tour of New Zealand?
    Mohammad Yousuf
    Vice Captain: Kamran Akmal

    72. Who won India's first Gold medal in the 18th Asian Athletics Championships held in Guangzhou?
    Om Prakash Singh. He won the men's shot put gold for India.

    73. Goalkeeper of Germany who committed suicide by stepping in front of a train in Hanover?

    Robert Enke

    74. The sniper whose murderous shooting spree in the fall of 2002 left at least 10 dead in Washington, was executed by lethal injection at a Virginia state prison?
    John Allen Muhammad

    75. Who is appointed as the head of United States Agency for International Development?

    Rajiv Shaw


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