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Current Affairs March 2012


1. How many teams are playing in World Series Hockey(WSH) tournament 2012 ?
Ans:- 8 franchisee-based teams

2. Where in India was the inaugural World Series Hockey tournament held?
Ans:- Chandigarh

3. Who has been appointed as brand ambassador of RASNA(fruit drink maker)?
Ans:- Genelia D’souza

4. Who will be appointed the next Indian Army chief ?
Ans:- Lieutenant General Bikram Singh (as the successor to General VK Singh)

5. Who won the ATP Dubai Open 2012 men’s singles title?
Ans:- Roger Federer(Switzerland)

6. Who won the ATP Dubai Open 2012 Women’s singles title?
Ans:- Agnieszka Radwańska(Poland)

7. Who won men’s doubles title of the ATP Dubai Open 2012 ?
Ans:- Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna(India)

8. Who won the ATP Dubai Open 2012 Women’s doubles title ?
Ans:- Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond (USA)

9. Which Chinese Electric company have started office in India?
Ans:- Shangai Electric

10. Who won Women World Cup Kabaddi championship on March 4, 2012 ?
Ans:- Indian national women Kabaddi team (defeating Iran 25-19)

11. Who is the president of International Kabaddi Federation ( IKF)?
Ans:- Janardan Singh Gehlot

12. Who has been elected as Russian President in 2012 ?
Ans:- Vladimir Putin

13. Who has been appointed as Managing Director of Hyundai Motor India Ltd.?
Ans:- Mr. Bo Shin Seo

14. What is the Indian GDP rate in the fiscal year 2010-11 According to the economic survey 2011-12 ?
Ans:-6.9%

15. Who won National Award for sanitation and water ?
Ans:- Sant Gadge Baba (Maharashtrian saint)

16. Which Bollywood Actress's wax statue was unveiled at the Madame Tussauds wax museum recently ?
Ans:- Madhuri Dixit

17. Who is the world’s richest Indian in Forbes magazine’s annual list of the world’s richest people?
Ans:- Mukesh Ambani


18. Which indian cricketer retired from International cricket recently ?


Ans:- Rahul Dravid -‘The Wall’

19. Where was held the 82nd Edition of Motor Show 2012 in Europe ?
Ans:- Geneva

20. Who has been appointed as ISI chief of Pakistan Government?
Ans:- Lt. Gen. Zaheerul Islam

21. What is reduced cash reserve ratio (CRR) of scheduled banks as revised by the RBI on february 2012 ?
Ans:- 4.75% (RBI cut the CRR by 75 basis points from 5.5 % to 4.75 %)

22. Who has been elected as the new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh?
Ans:- Akhilesh Yadav [Samajwadi Party] is the youngest chief minister(38 Year) of UP

23. Who was sworn in as Uttarkhand’s Chief Minister?
Ans:- Vijay Bahuguna(INC)

24. Who became 5th time Chief Minister of Punjab ?
Ans:- Parkash Singh Badal

25. Who was sworn as Chief Minister of Goa on 9 march, 2012?
Ans:- Manohar Parrikar(BJP)

26. Who won the All-England Open 2012 woman’s Singles badminton title?
Ans:- Li Xuerui (beat Wang Yihan)

27. Who became the first cricketer in history to score 100 international centuries ?
Ans:- Sachin Tendulkar- against Bangladesh in Asia Cup 2012

28. who presented Railway Budget 2012-13 ? Read More....
Ans:- Dinesh Trivedi(Indian Railway minister-former)

29. Who has been elected as Germany's new president on 18 March 2012 ?
Ans:- Joachim Gauck

30. Which Indian bank celebrated its 75th anniversary recently ?
Ans:- Indian Overseas Bank

31. Which Indian company launched India’s first CDMA Android tablet?
Ans:- Reliance Communications(RCOM)

32. Who won the Australian Grand Prix 2012?
Ans:- Jenson Button

33. Who won the Swiss Open 2012 badminton title ?
Ans:- Saina Nehwal (against Shixian Wang-China)

34. who has been appointed as Railway Minister of india recently ?
Ans:- Mukul Roy

35. Who was declared the winner of reality show "Survivor India" ?
Ans:- Raj Rani (hockey player )

36. Who wins ‘India's Glam Diva’ title ?
Ans:- Priyanka Chopra

37. Who won the Cricket Asia Cup 2012 ?
Ans:- Pakistan against Bangladesh

38. Who was honoured with Dada Saheb Phalke award 2012 ?
Ans:- Soumitra Chatterjee

39. International World Water Day- 22 March ( Every Year)

40. Who was awarded Saraswati Samman 2011 ?
Ans:- A A Manavalan (Tamil writer) for his book on Ramayana, Irama Kathaiyum Iramayakalum

41. Who won Arnold Palmer Invitational PGA Tour golf tournament 2012 ?
Ans:- Tiger Woods

42. Who won the Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix 2012 ?
Ans:- Fernando Alonso

43. Who has been appointed as the President of International Chamber of Commerce ?
Ans:- Harsh Pati Singhania (MD, JK Paper Ltd)

44. Which two Indian women boxers won Gold medals in 6th Asian women's boxing championship 2012 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia ?
Ans:- M.C. Mary Kom and Sarita

45. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of West Bengal ?
Ans:- Sharukh Khan (SRK)

46. Where was held 2nd Nuclear Securiti Summit 2012 ?
Ans:- Seoul, South Korea

47. Which supersonic cruise missile, was successfully test-fired, off the coast of Odisha on 28 March 2012 ?
Ans:- BrahMos

48. How many Indian Birds Species includes in the latest red List of threatened species released by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) ?
Ans:- 14 species of birds from India

49. who has been chosen for the 2012 Templeton Prize by the US-based Templeton Foundation ?
Ans:- Dalai Lama

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Indian Premier League (IPL 5) 2012- T20 Cricket

 The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional cricket league for Twenty20 cricket competition in India. Indian Premier League (IPL) launched by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007. The First season of IPL started on 18 April 2008. The fifth season is set to start on 4 April 2012 in Chennai and end on 27 May 2012. This season the number of teams in the league went from 10 to 9 with the termination of Kochi Tuskers Kerala.

A View:- 

Countries:-  India
Administrator:-  BCCI
Headquarter:-  Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Format:-  Twenty20
1st IPL :-  In 2008
Tournament format:-  Double round-robin and Knockout
Number of teams:-  9 Team in 2012
Current champion:-  Chennai Super Kings
Most successful:-  Chennai Super Kings (2 titles)
Qualification:-  Twenty20 Champions League
Most Runs:-  Suresh Raina (1813, Chennai Super Kings)
Most wickets:-  RP Singh (64, Mumbai Indians)
Website:-  IPLT20.com


IPL Season 5 teams and Schedule:-

1. Chennai Super Kings - MS Dhoni (Captain)
2. Deccan Chargers - Kumar Sangakkara (Captain)
3. Delhi Daredevils - Virender Sehwag (Captain)
4. Kings XI Punjab - Adam Gilchrist (Captain)
5. Kolkata Knight Riders - Gautam Gambhir (Captain)
6. Mumbai Indians - Sachin Tendulkar (Captain)
7. Rajasthan Royals - Rahul Dravid (Captain)
8. Royal Challengers Bangalore - Daniel Vettori (Captain)
9. Pune Warriors India - Sourav Ganguly (Captain)



Schedule:-                                                                             Download Schedule

Match
Date
Time (IST)
Teams
Venue
1
04-Apr-12
20:00
Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians
M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
2
05-Apr-12
20:00
Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Daredevils
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
3
06-Apr-12
16:00
Mumbai Indians v Pune Warriors
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
4
06-Apr-12
20:00
Rajasthan Royals v Kings XI Punjab
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
5
07-Apr-12
16:00
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Daredevils
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
6
07-Apr-12
20:00
Deccan Chargers v Chennai Super Kings
Dr. Reddy ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam
7
08-Apr-12
16:00
Rajasthan Royals v Kolkata Knight Riders
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
8
08-Apr-12
20:00
Pune Warriors v Kings XI Punjab
Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune
9
09-Apr-12
20:00
Deccan Chargers v Mumbai Indians
Dr. Reddy ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam
10
10-Apr-12
16:00
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
11
10-Apr-12
20:00
Delhi Daredevils v Chennai Super Kings
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
12
11-Apr-12
20:00
Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
13
12-Apr-12
16:00
Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore
M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
14
12-Apr-12
20:00
Kings XI Punjab v Pune Warriors
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Chandigarh
15
13-Apr-12
20:00
Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
16
14-Apr-12
20:00
Pune Warriors v Chennai Super Kings
Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune
17
15-Apr-12
16:00
Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
18
15-Apr-12
20:00
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
19
16-Apr-12
20:00
Mumbai Indians v Delhi Daredevils
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
20
17-Apr-12
16:00
Rajasthan Royals v Deccan Chargers
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
21
17-Apr-12
20:00
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Pune Warriors
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
22
18-Apr-12
20:00
Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Chandigarh
23
19-Apr-12
16:00
Deccan Chargers v Delhi Daredevils
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
24
19-Apr-12
20:00
Chennai Super Kings v Pune Warriors
M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
25
20-Apr-12
20:00
Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Chandigarh
26
21-Apr-12
16:00
Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals
M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
27
21-Apr-12
20:00
Delhi Daredevils v Pune Warriors
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
28
22-Apr-12
16:00
Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
29
22-Apr-12
20:00
Deccan Chargers v Kolkata Knight Riders
Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
30
23-Apr-12
20:00
Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
31
24-Apr-12
16:00
Pune Warriors v Delhi Daredevils
Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune
32
24-Apr-12
20:00
Kolkata Knight Riders v Deccan Chargers
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
33
25-Apr-12
16:00
Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Chandigarh
34
25-Apr-12
20:00
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
35
26-Apr-12
20:00
Pune Warriors v Deccan Chargers
Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune
36
27-Apr-12
20:00
Delhi Daredevils v Mumbai Indians
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
37
28-Apr-12
16:00
Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab
M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
38
28-Apr-12
20:00
Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
39
29-Apr-12
16:00
Delhi Daredevils v Rajasthan Royals
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
40
29-Apr-12
20:00
Mumbai Indians v Deccan Chargers
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
41
30-Apr-12
20:00
Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders
M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
42
01-May-12
16:00
Deccan Chargers v Pune Warriors
Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
43
01-May-12
20:00
Rajasthan Royals v Delhi Daredevils
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
44
02-May-12
20:00
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
45
03-May-12
20:00
Pune Warriors v Mumbai Indians
Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune
46
04-May-12
20:00
Chennai Super Kings v Deccan Chargers
M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
47
05-May-12
16:00
Kolkata Knight Riders v Pune Warriors
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
48
05-May-12
20:00
Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Chandigarh
49
06-May-12
16:00
Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
50
06-May-12
20:00
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Deccan Chargers
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
51
07-May-12
20:00
Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
52
08-May-12
16:00
Pune Warriors v Rajasthan Royals
Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune
53
08-May-12
20:00
Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
54
09-May-12
20:00
Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
55
10-May-12
16:00
Deccan Chargers v Delhi Daredevils
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
56
10-May-12
20:00
Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
57
11-May-12
20:00
Pune Warriors v Royal Challengers Bangalore
Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune
58
12-May-12
16:00
Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
59
12-May-12
20:00
Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils
M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
60
13-May-12
16:00
Rajasthan Royals v Pune Warriors
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
61
13-May-12
20:00
Kings XI Punjab v Deccan Chargers
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Chandigarh
62
14-May-12
16:00
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
63
14-May-12
20:00
Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
64
15-May-12
20:00
Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
65
16-May-12
20:00
Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
66
17-May-12
16:00
Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
67
17-May-12
20:00
Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
68
18-May-12
20:00
Deccan Chargers v Rajasthan Royals
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
69
19-May-12
16:00
Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
70
19-May-12
20:00
Pune Warriors v Kolkata Knight Riders
Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune
71
20-May-12
16:00
Deccan Chargers v Royal Challengers Bangalore
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
72
20-May-12
20:00
Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
73
22-May-12
20:00
Qualifier 1 – TBC v TBC (1st v 2nd)
Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune
74
23-May-12
20:00
Eliminator – TBC v TBC (3rd v 4th)
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
75
25-May-12
20:00
Qualifier 2 – TBC v TBC (Winner Eliminator v Loser Qualifier 1)
M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
76
27-May-12
20:00
Final – TBC v TBC
M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

 IPL Winners:- 


IPL Season
Year
Winners
Runners-up Team
Total Teams
1st
2008
Rajasthan Royals
Chennai Super Kings
8
2nd
2009
Hyderabad Deccan Chargers
Royal Challengers Bangalore
8
3rd
2010
Chennai Super Kings
Mumbai Indians
8
4th
2011
Chennai Super Kings
Royal Challengers Bangalore
10
5th
2012
TBD
TBD
9