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Now which is the tallest Building in the world?

Answer:- Burj tower (828 m) Dubai.
Burj Khalifa formerly known as Burj Dubai is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction began on 21 September 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009. Total cost for the Burj Khalifa project was about US$1.5 billion.
Antenna or spire: 828m (2,717 ft).
Floor Count: 160 habitable floors plus 46 maintenance levels in the spire and 2 parking levels in the basement.
Floor area: 464,511 m2 (5,000,000 sq ft)

2. Name the Indian who was awarded “honoris causa” by the University of Talca, in Chile.
Answer:-MS Swaminathan

3. Hollywood blockbuster “Avatar” becomes the fastest movie ever to rake in $1 billion, faster than any other movie in the history. Who is the director of this blockbuster movie?
Answer:- James Cameron

4. Who has been declared as the worst-behaved player to play for the Australia in the last 20 years by The Sunday Telegraph?

Answer:-Ricky Ponting

5. Isaac Schwartz, famous Russian personality who has expired at the age of 86 was associated with?


6. Who has been awarded “IBN Indian of the Year Award” in New Delhi recently?

Answer:-Saina Nehwal

7. Which country has resumed wolf hunting after a gap of 45 years?


8. Who has been appointed as the new CEO of the I-League?
Answer:- Mr.Sunando Dhar
All India Football Federation officially declared that Mr.Sunando Dhar has been appointed as the new CEO of the I-League and he will join from the month of January.

9. Who has been appointed as "Director-Media to the Prime Minister of India" recently ?
Answer:- Binoy Job

10. Who was named as the Player of the Decade by
Bhaichung Bhutia

11. Which country won the seventh World Team Chess Championship held at the Merinos Congress Centre in Bursa, Turkey from January 3rd till 14th, 2010?
Russia won gold, USA won Silver and India got the Bronze medal.

12. One of the most successful R&B(Rhythm and Blue) singers of the 1970s and ’80s, passed away recently at the age of 59 after a battle with colon cancer?

Teddy Pendergrass
The five-time Grammy-nominated singer had chart-topping hits in three different decades with 1978’s “Close the Door,” 1988’s “Joy” and 1991’s “It Should’ve Been You,” plus well-known songs like “Love TKO,” “Two Hearts” with Stephanie Mills and “Hold Me,” a duet with Whitney Houston that featured on Houston’s 1985 debut album.

13. Which car has selected as the Car of the Year at ICICI Bank-CNBC-TV18 Overdrive Awards 2010?
Tata Nano.

14. Who has been appointed as one of 13 faith advisers by U.K. Communities Secretary John Denham?
Arjan Vekaria, president of the Hindu Forum of Britain.
He has been involved in voluntary work with the Hindu Community in the UK for over 35 years. Born in Uganda, Arjan spent part of his childhood in India before migrating to the UK in the 1970s.

15. British hostage who has been released alive after more than two-and-a-half years in captivity in Iraq by Islamic Shia Resistance, a terrorist organization?
Peter Moore
He was an IT consultant from Lincoln, who was captured in Baghdad in May 2007. Four bodyguards were seized with Mr. Moore. Three were shot dead; the fourth is also thought to have been killed.

16. South Korean steel major which has got final clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forests recently for acquiring forest land in Orissa for its $12 billion steel plant project?
POSCO signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Orissa in June 2005 for the 12 million-tone-capacity steel plant to be built in three phases by 2016, with production scheduled to begin by the end of 2011 at the completion of the first phase.

17. The well known Indian expatriate businessman from Abu Dhabi who has purchased the entire 100th floor of Burj Dubai, the world's tallest tower?
B R Shetty. He is the founder and managing director of the New Medical Centre (NMC) group of hospitals.

18. The country which officially removed a 22 year old entry ban on foreigners living with HIV/Aids recently?
United States of America (USA).
The change came following a US decision in November, removing HIV infection from the definition of communicable disease of public health significance.

19. Which country recently issued an orange alert for heavy fog and snowstorm?

20. The 97th Indian Science Congress is held at?
University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, from January 3 to 7, 2010. This is the first time that the Indian Science Congress is being held at Thiruvananthapuram.

21. Legendary Wildlife conservationist and author who passed away on 1 January 2010, at his home 'Tiger Haven' in the vicinity of the famous Dudhwa National Park in Uttar Pradesh at the age of 92.?
Billy Arjan Singh
Singh, regarded as the godfather of the "Save the Tiger" campaign in India was instrumental in establishing the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve in 1988.He was decorated with several national and international awards including Padma Shri in 1995 and Padma Bhusan in 2006 and J Paul Getty Wildlife Conservation Award. The Uttar Pradesh government had also conferred the Yash Bharti award on him.

22. Who has been named as chairman of International Pepper Community (IPC) for 2009 – 2010?
V.J. Kurian, Chairman of Spices Board, Ministry of Commerce of the Government of India took over from Mr. Odilson Luiz Ribeiro e Silva as Chairman of IPC at the 37th Session of IPC on 3rd December 2009.

23. The alleged drug lord who was arrested by Mexican police, two weeks after his even more powerful brother was killed in a shootout with troops?
Carlos Beltran Leyva
Two weeks ago, his brother Arturo, reputed chief of the Beltran Leyva cartel, was killed in a shootout with Mexican marines in the central city of Cuernavaca.

24. Who has won Sri Lanka's first post-war national presidential election defeating former army chief Sarath Fonseka with 57.9% of the popular vote, according to the country's elections commissioner?
Mahinda Rajapakse
He has won Sri Lanka's first election since Tamil Tiger rebels were defeated after 25 years of civil war and this is his second term in office.

25. On January 28 2010, an International Conference on Afghanistan was held where members of the international community discussed the further progress on the Petersburg agreement from 2001 on the democratization of Afghanistan after the ousting of the Taliban regime. Where was that conference held?
Lancaster House in London.
The one-day conference, hosted by the United Kingdom, the United Nations, and the Afghan government, meant to chart a new course for the future of Afghanistan and brought together foreign ministers and senior representatives from more than 70 countries and international organizations.

26. Which company has been named the 'Technology Pioneer-2010' by the World Economic Forum for developing solar-powered mobile phone base stations, becoming the first Indian telecom infrastructure firm to win the laurel?
Vihaan Networks Ltd (VNL), a Shyam Group company.

27. Which team won their sixth Federation Cup title with a 3-0 triumph over Lajong via penalties in an evenly contested final?
East Bengal.

28. Who is appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kerala?

Dr. Ramachandran Thekkedath, the VC designate of Cusat

Ramachandran Thekkedath.
He is presently working in the Technology Commercialisation office of the University of Utah at Salt Lake city in the US.

29. Winners of “Man of the match award” in the Tri nation ODI series (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh).
Ist ODI held at Dhaka between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on Jan 4, 2010: Tilakaratne Dilshan (104 runs). Lanka beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets.
2nd ODI held at Dhaka between India and Sri Lanka on Jan 5, 2010: Thilan Samaraweera, (105 not out off 106 balls). Lanka won the match by 5 wickets.
3rd ODI held at Dhaka between India and Bangladesh on Jan 7, 2010: M.S.Dhoni, (101 not out off 107 balls). India won the match by 6 wickets.
4th ODI held at Dhaka between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on Jan 8, 2010: Upul Tharanga, ((118 not out)). Lanka won the match by 9 wickets.
5th ODI held at Dhaka between India and Sri Lanka on Jan 10, 2010: Zaheer Khan, (3wickets for 38 runs). India won the match by 8 wickets.
6th ODI held at Dhaka between India and Bangladesh on Jan 11, 2010: Virat Kohli, (102 not out off 95 balls). India won the match by 6 wickets.
7th ODI(Final of the Tri Nation series) held at Dhaka between India and Sri Lanka on Jan 13, 2010: Nuvan Kulasekhara, (4 wickets for 48 runs). Sri Lanka won the match by 4 wickets.

30. Who won the man of the series award in the Tri nation Tournament (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh) held in Dhaka, Bangladesh?
Kumar Sangakkara


Top 10 Richest Cities/Towns in India

Listed below are the names of top 10 towns that are considered the richest towns in India:
  • Chandigarh: The per capita annual income of people in this city is about Rs 26710. Chandigarh, a Union Territory, is known as “City Beautiful” and is acquired international fame for being the best urban planned city with architectural dominance that has seen projects like Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Mathew Nowicki and Albert Mayer come and go.
  • Panaji: Panaji, the capital city of Goa has a per capita annual income of Rs 26075 and is the third largest city in Goa after Margao and Vasco. Located on the banks of the Mandovi estuary, Panaji is home to about 65000 people. The city incorporates educational institutions, government offices and major research centers like the National Institute of Oceanography in Dona Paula.
  • Delhi: Delhi, the capital city of India is a hub of cultures, faith and tradition. Thriving on the philosophy of “live and let live”, the city’s malls, markets, offices, international set ups and educational institutes are all as renowned as none other. Delhi has a per capitaannual income of Rs 24141.
  • Valparai: This evergreen town lies in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu. Having a per capita annual income of Rs 23772, Valparai is growing to be an ultimate tourist’s destination. With its ever fresh green lush meadows that spread across the hills and valleys, Valparai is a peaceful retreat from the busy world of cars, noise and pollution.
  • Greater Mumbai: Greater Mumbai has a per capita annual income of Rs 23109 and is located in Maharashtra. Needless to say Mumbai or Greater Mumbai is home to budding film stars and industries because of which Greater Mumbai is considered to be one of the richest cities.
  • Pune: Pune has a per capita annual income of Rs 22817. Being the second largest city in Maharashtra and one of the 8 megacities in India, Pune is considered to be a major financial hub. A grooming ground for the manufacturing industry which excels in the automotive sector while information technology following close behind, Pune is a major investment destination.
  • Ludhiana: Ludhiana has an annual per capita income of Rs 22178. Located in Punjab, this city is a major educational and industrial hub in Northern India. Ludhiana is popular for politics and real estate and has been termed as the “Manchester of Punjab”.
  • Chennai: Chennai has an annual per capita income of Rs 21885. The capital city of Tamil Nadu, Chennai has a population of about 7.5 million and is the 4th largest metropolitan cityin India. Chennai is a major industrial hub and has an influential base for the automobile, hardware manufacturing, technology and health care industries.
  • Shimla: Shimla has annual per capita income of Rs 21348. Shimla, is also known as the “Queen of Hills”. Draped with abundant greens and lush green forests, the city is popular for its cool summers and snowy winters. Shimla thrives on the tourism industry and it is the administrative capital of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla has grown to be a pompous city with million of tourists flocking the region at peak times and with its exquisite display of malls, colleges, health care centers and the St Michael’s Catholic Church.
  • Jalandhar: Jalandhar in Punjab has an annual per capita income of Rs 21254. Jalandhar has a total population of about 2 million, both rural and urban. Jalandhar is also known as the “land between the three rivers” – Ravi, Sutlej and Beas. Jalandhar city is famous for its sports equipment, automobile parts, leather and rubber goods.

List of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardees 2010 (1991-2010)

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award:
Amongst the prestigious sports awards of India, the "Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award" is considered to be a very honourable one. There are a very few number of sportspersons from various types of sports have been succeeded to win this award so far. All of these extraordinary sportspersons are amongst the best produced by India. After its inception in the year of 1991-92, the very first recipient of the award is the world famous Chess player from India Vishwanathan Anand. He won the award in the year of 1991. After that in the year of 1992, the very talented Billiards player Geet Sethi won the award. The award went to the sporting field of Yachting in the year of 1993 when Cdr. Homi d. Motivala and Lt. Cdr. P.K. Garg won it jointly.

01. 1991-92 Viswanathan Anand
Sport -Chess

02. 1992-93 Geet Sethi Sport - Billiards

03. 1994-95 Cdr. Homi D. Motivala and Lt. Cdr. P. K. Garg Yachting (Team Event)

04. 1995-96 Karnam Malleswari Sport -Weightlifting

05. 1996-97 Leander Paes and Nameirakpam Kunjarani (Joint) Sport - Tennis and Weightlifting respectively

06. 1997-98 Sachin Tendulkar Sport -Cricket

07. 1998-99 Jyotirmoyee Sikdar Sport -Athletics

08. 1999-2000 Dhanraj Pillay Sport -Hockey

09. 2000-01 Pullela Gopichand Sport -Badminton

10. 2001-02 Abhinav Bindra Sport -Shooting

11. 2002-03 Anjali Ved Pathak Bhagwat and K. M. Beenamol (Joint) Sport -Shooting and Athletics respectively

12. 2003-04 Anju Bobby George Sport -Athletics

13. 2004-05 Lt. Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Sport -Shooting

14 . 2005-06 Pankaj Advani Sport -Billiards and Snooker

15. 2006-07 Manavjit Singh Sandhu Sport -Shooting

16. 2007-08 Mahendra Singh Dhoni Sport -Cricket

17. 2008-09 Mary Kom, Sushil Kumar, Vijender Singh Sport -Boxing, Wrestling, Boxing

18. Who won Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2010?
Who is Youngest khel ratna awardees?
Saina Nehwal receives Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
Saina Nehwal receives Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna on November 08, 2010 from Gill.
Dr M.S. Gill, Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports gave away Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for the year 2010 to Ms. Saina Nehwal at a simple ceremony here today.

19. Who won Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2011?
Answer:- India‘s ace shooter Gagan Narang has been conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by President Pratibha Patil at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday (29-08-2011).


Padma Awards

Padma Awards, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri are given for exceptional and distinguished service in any field including service rendered by Government servants. The recommendations for Padma Awards are received from the State Governments/Union Territory Administrations, Central Ministries/Departments, Institutions of Excellence, etc. which are considered by an Awards Committee. On the basis of the recommendations of the Awards Committee, and after approval of the Home Minister, Prime Minister and President, the Padma Awards are announced on the eve of the Republic Day.

Padma Vibhushan:

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Padma Vibhushan is India's second highest civilian honour. It consists of a medal and a citation and is awarded by the President of India. It was established on 2 January 1954. It ranks behind the Bharat Ratna, is awarded to recognize exceptional and distinguished service to the nation in any field, including government service.

Winners of Padma Vibhushan:
1.Ebrahim Alkazi (Art) :He is a famous Indian theatre director, who was the founding head of the India's premier theatre training institute, National School of Drama, New Delhi.

2.Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman (Art): He is a famous mridangam player won Padmashri in 1988 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi award in the field of mridangam drumming in 1992.

3.Zohra Segal (Art): Sheis a stage and film actress, who started her career as dancer with legendary dancer Uday Shankar in 1935, and worked with him for the next eight years. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 1998, Kalidas Samman in 2001, and in 2004, the Sangeet Natak Akademi awarded her the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship for lifetime achievement.

4.Yaga Venugopal Reddy (Public Affairs) : He is an IAS officer of the 1964 batch who served as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) from 6 September 2003 until 5 September 2008.

5.Dr. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (Science and Engineering): He is a structural biologist at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England. He received the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome".

6.Prathap Chandra Reddy (Trade and Industry) : He is a doctor and businessman who founded the first corporate chain of hospitals in India, the Apollo Hospitals Group in 1983.

Padma Bhushan:

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The Padma Bhushan award is established in 2nd January 1954 by the President of India. It stands third in the hierarchy of civilian awards, after the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan, but comes before the Padma Shri. It is awarded to recognize distinguished service of a high order to the nation, in any field.

Winners of Padma Bhushan
1. Ilaiyaraaja (Art)
2. Aamir Khan (Art)
3. Akbar Padamsee (Art)
4. Allah Rakha Rahman (Art)
5. Pandit Chhannulal Mishra (Art)
6. Kumudini Lakhia (Art)
7. Kuzhur Narayana Marar (Art)
8. Prof. Madhusudan Amilal Dhaky (Art)
9. Mallika Sarabhai (Art)
10. Prof. (Dr.) Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana (Art)
11. Pandit (Dr.) Puttaraj Gavai (Art)
12. Ram Kumar (Art)
13. Shrinivas Vinayak Khale (Art)
14. Ustad Sultan Khan (Art)
15. B.K. Chaturvedi (Civil Service)
16. Moosa Raza (Civil Service)
17. Dr. P.R. Dubhashi (Civil Service)
18. Fareed Zakaria (Journalism)
19. Anil Bordia (Literature and Education)
20. Prof. Bipan Chandra (Literature and Education)
21. G.P. Chopra (Literature and Education)
22. Prof. Mohammad Amin (Literature and Education)
23. Prof. Satya Vrat Shastri (Literature and Education)
24. Prof. Tan Chung (Literature and Education)
25. Prof. Belle Monappa Hegde (Medicine)
26. E.T. Narayanan Mooss (Medicine)
27. Dr. Noshir M. Shroff (Medicine)
28. Dr. Panniyampilly Krishna Warrier (Medicine)
29. Dr. Ramakant Madanmohan Panda (Medicine)
30. Prof. (Dr.) Satya Paul Agarwal (Medicine)
31. Prof. Abhijit Sen (Public Affairs)
32. Sailesh Kumar Bandyopadhyay (Public Affairs)
33. Sant Singh Chatwal (Public Affairs)
34. Prof. Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj (Science and Engineering)
35. Prof. Bikash Chandra Sinha (Science and Engineering)
36. Jagdish Chandra Kapur (Science and Engineering)
37. Dr. Balagangadharanatha Swamiji (Social Work)
38. Eknath Rao alias Balasaheb Vikhe Patil (Social Work)
39. Capt. C.P. Krishnan Nair (Trade and Industry)
40. Dr. Kushal Pal Singh (Trade and Industry)
41. Manvinder Singh Banga alias Vindi Banga (Trade and Industry)
42. Narayanan Vaghul (Trade and Industry)
43. S.P. Oswal (Trade and Industry)

Padma Shri:

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This is an award given by the Government of India generally to Indian citizens to recognize their distinguished contribution in various spheres of activity including the Arts, Education, Industry, Literature, Science, Sports, Medicine, Social Service and public life.

Winners of Padma Shri

1. Gulam Mohammed Mir (Public Service)
2. Rekha (Art)
3. Arjun Prajapati (Art)
4. Arundhati Nag (Art)
5. Carmel Berkson (Art)
6. Ustad F. Wasifuddin Dagar (Art)
7. Gul Bardhan (Art)
8. Haobam Ongbi Ngangbi Devi (Art)
9. Hari Uppal (Art)
10. K. Raghavan (Art)
11. Guru Mayadhar Raut (Art)
12. Mukund Lath (Art)
13. Nemai Ghosh (Art)
14. Pandit Raghunath Panigrahi (Art)
15. Rajkumar Achouba Singh (Art)
16. Dr. Ram Dayal Munda (Art)
17. Resul Pokutty (Art)
18. Saif Ali Khan (Art)
19. Dr. Shobha Raju (Art)
20. Sumitra Guha (Art)
21. Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar (Art)
22. D.R. Karthikeyan (Civil Service)
23. Dr. Ranjit Bhargava (Environment Protection)
24. Arun Sarma (Literature and Education)
25. Prof. Arvind Kumar (Literature and Education)
26. Bertha Gyndykes Dkhar (Literature and Education)
27. Prof. Govind Chandra Pande (Literature and Education)
28. Prof. Hamidi Kashmiri (Literature and Education)
29. Prof. (Dr.) Hermann Kulke (Literature and Education)
30. Janaki Ballav Shastri (Literature and Education)
31. Dr. Jitendra Udhampuri (Literature and Education)
32. Dr. Lal Bahadur Singh Chauhan (Literature and Education)
33. Lalzuia Colney (Literature and Education)
34. Maria Aurora Couto (Literature and Education)
35. Dr. (Smt.) Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy alias Y.G. Parthasarathy (Literature and Education)
36. Prof. Ramaranjan Mukherji (Literature and Education)
37. Dr. Ranganathan Parthasarathy (Literature and Education)
38. Fr. Romuald D’Souza (Literature and Education)
39. Prof. Sadiq-Ur-Rahman Kidwai (Literature and Education)
40. Sheldon Pollock (Literature and Education)
41. Dr. Surendra Dubey (Literature and Education)
42. Dr. Anil Kumar Bhalla (Medicine)
43. Dr. Arvinder Singh Soin (Medicine)
44. Dr. B. Ramana Rao (Medicine)
45. Dr. Jalakantapuram Ramaswamy Krishnamoorthy (Medicine)
46. Dr. K.K. Aggarwal (Medicine)
47. Prof. Kodaganur S. Gopinath (Medicine)
48. Dr. Laxmi Chand Gupta (Medicine)
49. Dr. Philip Augustine (Medicine)
50. Dr. Rabindra Narain Singh (Medicine)
51. Dr. Vikas Mahatme (Medicine)
52. Dr. Rafael Iruzubieta Fernandez (Public Affairs)
53. Prof. M.R. Satyanarayana Rao (Science and Engineering)
54. Prof. (Dr.) Palpu Pushpangadan (Science and Engineering)
55. Prof. Ponisseril Somasundaran (Science and Engineering)
56. Prof. Pucadyil Ittoop John (Science and Engineering)
57. Dr. Vijay Prasad Dimri (Science and Engineering)
58. Dr. Vijaylakshmi Ravindranath (Science and Engineering)
59. Anu Aga (Social Work)
60. Ayekpam Tomba Meetei (Social Work)
61. Deep Joshi (Social Work)
62. Dr. J.R. Gangaramani (Social Work)
63. Kranti Shah (Social Work)
64. Dr. Kurian John Melamparambil (Social Work)
65. Baba Sewa Singh (Social Work)
66. Sudha Kaul (Social Work)
67. Dr. Sudhir M. Parikh (Social Work)
68. Ignace Tirkey (Sports)
69. Kumar Ram Narain Karthikeyan (Sports)
70. Ramakant Vithal Achrekar (Sports)
71. Saina Nehwal (Sports)
72. Vijender Singh (Sports)
73. Virendra Sehwag (Sports)
74. Dr. Alluri Venkata Satyanarayana Raju (Trade and Industry)
75. Dr. B. Raveendran Pillai (Trade and Industry)
76. Deepak Puri (Trade and Industry)
77. Irshad Mirza (Trade and Industry)
78. Brig. Dr. Kapil Mohan (Trade and Industry)
79. Dr. Karsanbhai Khodidas Patel (Trade and Industry)
80. T.N. Manoharan (Trade and Industry)
81. Venu Srinivasan (Trade and Industry)

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