Current Affairs October 2011
Q1. who was the leader of African national congress(ANC)?
ans: Nelson Mandela.
Q2.which country was first to give women right to vote and in which year?
Q3.which was the trade union of Poland?
Q4. who was the chairman of drafting committe?
ans: Dr. B.R ambedkar
Q5. which city is called as city of skyscapers?
Q6.who was the first and last vice‐prime minister of India?
ans: Sardar vallabh bhai patel.
Q7. who was the first and last women mughal ruler of mughal empire?
ans: Razia sultan.
Q8.who discovered dynamite?
ans: sir alfred nobel.
Q9. who was the first person to get noble prize in Physics?
ans: c.v raman.
Q10. where is silicon valley?
ans‐Northern california in US.
Q11. which is the deepest trench?
ans: marina trench.
Q12.who was against the struggle of Aparthied?
ans: nelson mandela.
Q13. biggest waterfall of the world?
Q14. who was behind jalliawala bagh?
ans: Gernal dyer.
Q15. where will be next common wealth games (cwg) will take place?
Q16. Who has been named heir to the Saudi throne?
ans: Nayef bin Abdel-Aziz Al Saud
Q17. Name the 5 Arab activists who won European freedom prize, ‘Sakharov’.
ans: Mohammed Bouazizi of Tunisia, Egyptian militant Asmaa Mahfouz, Libyan dissident Ahmed al-Zubair
Ahmed al-Sanusi, Syrian lawyer Razan Zeitouneh and Syrian cartoonist Ali Farza
Q18. Name the social gaming company which is planning to file IPO in November 2011.
Q19. Name the person who won Rs.5 crore prize money on television show Kaun Banega Crorepati.
ans:Sushil Kumar, computer operator from Bihar
Q20.Name the theater which reopened after a massive reconstruction after 6 years and becomes the most expensive renovation project ever.
Q21.Expand NOFN which was recently approved to provide broadband connectivity to Panchayats.
ans:National Optical Fibre Network
Q22. Name the book released on Abhinav Bindra post Olympic success.
ans:A shot at history
Q23. Who won the ATP doubles title ‘Stockholm Open’?
ans:Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq-Qureshi
Q24. What is the new game console by Nintendo called which will be launched in 2011?
Q25. Which is the new Latitude tablet launched by dell for businesses?
Q26. Inaugural flight Boeing 787 landed in Hong Kong recently. What is its specialty?
ans:It is built of lightweight materials that promise to improve fuel efficiency
Q27. Which spot has Darjeeling tea occupied amidst getting European Union’s protected tag?
ans:Seventh non-EU product
Q28. Which women tennis player is set to finish No.1 on the WTA Championships rankings?
Q29. Who is all set to take over as president of the centre for American Progress, a major Washington-based think-tank?
Q30. Name the first female chief executive appointed by IBM effective 1st January 2012.
Q31. Which country is set to replace textbooks with e-books in order to make reading exciting, fun and appealing to students?
Q32. Name the Myanmar human-rights activist and Noble Peace laureate to be honoured by the University of Michigan.
ans:Aung San Suu Kyi
Q33. Chandigarh’s which top award is Indian women’s hockey captain Saba Anjum is set to receive?
ans:Gundadhur sports award
Q34. Name Nokia’s first windows phone launched recently.