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Current Affairs November 2011

November 2011

1. Who won the Irani trophy 2011 ?
Ans:- Rest of India Team

2. Name India’s longest tunnel opened in Jammu and Kashmir recently.
Ans:- Pir Panjal railway tunnel (10.96km)

3. Where is the G-20 (Organisation of industrialised nations) Summit scheduled?
Ans:- Cannes, France (3 November 2011)

4. who has won the Indian Grand Prix held at Buddh International Circuit on 30 Oct 2011?
Ans:- Sebastian Vettel(Red Bull driver)

5. Which country became member of UNESCO recently?
Ans:- State of Palestine or Palestine

6. Who has been crowned Miss South India?
Ans:- Lakhsmi Anand (Bangalore )

7. Name of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner singer, who passed away recently ?
Ans:- Bhupen Hazarika

8. Who won the Miss world crowned for 2011?
Ans:- Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colimenares(Miss Venezuela)

9. Who won the WTA Tournament of Champions title at Bali?
Ans:- Ana Ivanovic

10. What is the name of WikiLeaks founder ?
Ans:- Julian Assange

11. What is name of 3 members of the Pakistan national cricket team, who involved in a spot-fixing scandal ?
Ans:- Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir with agent Mazhar Majeed.

12. Who is found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in relation to the death of 
Michael Jackson ?
Ans:- Conrad Murray

13. Who becomes the first player in history to score 15,000 Test runs ?
Ans:- Sachin Tendulkar

14. What is the name of new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh ?
Ans:- Nabam Tuki(8th Chief Minister)

15. who has become the first Indian to reach the quarter-finals at the World Squash Open championship ?
Ans:- Dipika Pallikal

16. Where held on 17 th SAARC( South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation ) Summit ?
Ans:- Addu Island, Maldives

17. Which indian sicentist passed away reciently, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1968 ?
Ans:- Hargobind Khorana

18. Which ATP Tour Won Federer in first time ?
Ans:- Paris(BNP Paribas) Masters tennis tournament

19. Who won Paris Masters tennis doubles final ?
Ans:- Rohan Bopanna & Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi

20. Where was held on India-ASEAN summit recently ?
Ans:- Bali, Indonesia

21. who has been selected for Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, 2011 ?
Ans:- Social activist Ela Bhatt- founder of NGO Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA)

22. India's most advanced long-range missile, which was test fired successfully on 15 November 2011 ?
Ans:- Agni-IV (3,200- 3,700 km range)

23. World Diabetes Day ?
Ans:- 14-November

24. Who won Athlete of the Year awards 2011 in Monaco ?
Ans:- Usain Bolt(Jamaican Sprinter) & Sally Pearson(Australian hurdler)

25. what is the name of new Primary & Secondary Education Minister of rajasthan ?
Ans:- Brijkishore Sharma

26. Who has been appointed as chairpersons of the State Commission for Women by Rajasthan Govt. ?
Ans:- Laad Kumari Jain

27. Who has been appointed as chairpersons of the Rajasthan State Tourism Development Corporation ?
Ans:- Randeep Singh Dhankar

28. Where was held on The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit(APEC) 2011 ?
Ans:- Honolulu (USA)

29. Which Italian Prime minister resigned on Nov. 16, 2011 ? His leadership was also undermined by sex scandals.
Ans:- Silvio Berlusconi

30. who has been appointed as new prime minister of Italy ?
Ans:- Mario Monti

31. Who has been appointed as cricket coach of Australia ?
Ans:- Mickey Arthur(former SA coach 2005 to 2010)

32. Who won Women's kabaddi World Cup 2011 ?
Ans:- India Women's Kabaddi team

33. Who has been succeed as new chairman in 2012 TATA Group ?
Ans:- Cyrus P Mistry

BCCI Awards 2010-11

34. C.K.Naydu Lifetime Achievement Award:- Ajit Wadekar
35. Polly Umrigar Award:- Rahul Dravid
36. Best Umpire in Domestic cricket 2010-11:- S.Ravi
37. Best Overall Performance in 2010-11:- Railway Sports Promotion Board and Delhi and District Cricket Association

MA Chidambaram Trophy for:-
38. Best Under-16 cricketer of 2010-11:- Vijay Zol (858 runs in 7 matches, inclusive of 4 100's and 2 50's)
39. Best Under-19 cricketer of 2010-11:- Avi Barot (971 runs in 7 matches, inclusive of 4 100's and 3 50's)
40. Best Under-22 cricketer of 2010-11:- Suryakumar Yadav (721 runs in 7 matches, inclusive of 2 100's and 4 50's)
41. Best Woman cricketer of 2010-11:- Jhulan Goswami (21 wickets in 8 matches)
42. Best Woman cricketer (junior) of 2010-11:- Mona Meshram (623 runs in 8 matches, inclusive of 1 100 and 5 50's)

Madhavrao Scindia Award:- -
43. Highest scorer in Ranji Trophy 2010-11:- S.Badrinath (922 runs in 9 matches, inclusive of 4 100's and 4 50's)
44. Highest wicket-taker in Ranji Trophy 2010-11:- Bhargav Bhat (47 wickets in 9 matches)

Dilip Sardesai award for :- -
45. India's best cricketer in 2011 Test series against the West Indies.:- Ishant Sharma (22 wickets in 3 tests)
46. India's best cricketer in 2011 Test series against the West Indies.:- Ravichandran Ashwin (22 wickets in 3 tests)

Lala Amarnath Award for :- -
47. best all-rounder in Ranji Trophy 2010-11:- Iqbal Abdulla (385 runs and 27 wickets from 8 matches)
48. best all-rounder in the Domestic Tournaments 2010-11:- Sumit Narwal (163 runs and 13 wickets from 6 matches)

49. What is the name of India’s largest microlender, SKS Microfinance, chairman who resigned from the company on 23 November 2011 ?
Ans:- Vikram Akula

50. Who has been appointed Pakistan’s Ambassador in USA ?
Ans:- Sherry Rehman( Former Pakistani Information Minister)

51. Which country would host 18th SAARC summit in 2012?
Ans:- Nepal

52. Who has been reappointed as the Secretary General of Commonwealth of Nations ?
Ans:- Kamalesh Sharma

53. Who won the 38th women’s National Premier Chess championship?
Ans:- Tania Sachdev

54. Which country’s cabinet unanimously decided to grant India Most Favoured Nation trade status?
Ans:- Pakistan

55. Who is set to be appointed as Morocco’s first-ever Prime Minister?
Ans:- Abdelilah Benkirane

56. Who scored triple ton for Saurashtra in Ranji Trophy match against Orissa?
Ans:- Ravindra Jadeja, 314 runs off 375 balls

57. What value of demand drafts to be account payee only as per RBI notification?
Ans:- Above Rs.20,000

58. What is the validity of banks drafts, pay orders and cheques from the date of issuing, starting April 1st 2012?
Ans:- 3 month validity

59. Which Indian city is set to host the World Economic Forum’s India Economic Summit?
Ans:- Mumbai

60. Who is set to be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dubai International Film Festival?
Ans:- A. R. Rahman

61. Which country is set to host 2018 Commonwealth Games?
Ans:- Australia

62. What is the increased interest rate for savings in Post office in India?
Ans:- 4 percent

63. Who becomes first US president to take part in East Asian nations summit?
Ans:- Barack Obama

64. Who became the second international player to reach 13,000 runs in Test Cricket only after Sachin Tendulkar ?
Ans:- Rahul Dravid

65. Who won the ATP World Tour Finals ?
Ans:- Roger Federer (Switzerland )

66. What is Name of Sarangi player and singer, who passed away recently.
Ans:- Ustad Sultan Khan

67. Who became the 3rd Indian to score a century and take 5-wickets in the same test?
Ans:- Ravichandran Ashwin

68:- Who is set to be appointed as national ambassador of UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fun)?
Ans:- Aamir Khan


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