CURRENT AFFAIRS JULY - 2010

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1. Who was crowned Miss Universe 2010?

- Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete (22)
2. who become the sixth Indian batsman to score 7000 Test runs ?

- Virender Sehwag became the sixth Indian batsman to score 7000 Test runs during his unbeaten knock of 97 on third and final Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo.
3. who won Rajiv Gandhi khel Ratan award ?

-Saina Nehwal, who climbed to No. 2 in world rankings recently following three major title wins in Chennai, Singapore and Indonesia, was the popular choice for the Khel Ratna Award.
4. who has been appointed the chairperson to head the committee that has been constituted to select the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna and Dhyanchand awards apart from Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar for 2010.

- P.T. Usha
5. Who Becomes the first Indian to win on the U.S. PGA Tour ?

- Arjun Atwal became the first Indian and just the sixth Asian-born player to win on the PGA Tour when he secured a one-stroke victory at the Wyndham Championship.
6. Winners of the Australian Open 2010.
- Single :-
Men: Roger Federer (Switzerland) ,Women: Serena Williams (US)
DOUBLES :-
Men: Bob and Mike Bryan (US),Women: Serena & Venus Williams (US) ,Mixed: Cara Black (Zimbabwe) & Leander Paes (India)
7. Who was appointed as Election Commissioner?
- Former bureaucrat Harishankar Brahma
other one is  V.S. Sampath, Election Commissioner
8. Who became Australia’s the first full-time selector after being appointed as National Talent Manager by the Cricket Board?

-Former cricketer Greg Chappell
9. Who has been appointed as National Ambassador of UNICEF ?
- The famous Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra
10. Who will host a quadrilateral summit with leaders of Afghanistan,Pakistan and Tajikistan to discuss the situation in Af-Pak region.

- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
11. Which state bans plastic carry-bags ?
-  Rajasthan
In a major step for environment protection, the Rajasthan government announced a complete ban on the use of plastic carry-bags all over the State from August 1. A notification declared the entire State a “plastic carry-bag-free zone.”
The ban will also apply to manufacture, storage, import, sale and transport of plastic carry-bags.
Violation of the order will attract prosecution under Section 15 of the Environment Protection Act, which prescribes jail for five years or a fine of up to Rs.1 lakh or both. Recurrence of the offence may lead to penalty of Rs.5,000 a day.
12. Which two countryhave agreed to strengthen their respective National Action Plans under the Global Tiger Forum for tiger conservation in a time-bound implementation.
- India and Nepal
13. Who has been selected ‘Businessman of the decade’
- Ratan Tata, Chairman of the TATA group was bestowed with the title of ‘Businessman of the Decade’ during a ceremony held in Mumbai.
Governor of Maharashtra, K. Sankaranarayanan felicitated Ratan Tata with the award at a function organised by Federation of Indo-Israel Chambers of Commerce.
14. Who was the  Indian-American  CEO of an IT company has been sentenced to 20 months imprisonment and ordered to pay over USD 800,000 in restitution for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme.
- Sushil Bansal, 43, President and CEO of Advanced Integrated Technology Corporation.
An Indian-American  CEO of an IT company has been sentenced to 20 months imprisonment and ordered to pay over USD 800,000 in restitution for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme.
15. Who was Darbari and why did CWG OC terminated Darbari’s services ?
- CWG OC terminates Darbari’s services: Acting on the persistent plea of the sports ministry, the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee on Monday terminated the services of its tainted Joint Director General TS Darbari in the wake of the corruption scandal that has rocked the event.
16. Who resigned Commonwealth Games OC treasurer for CWG 3- 14, 2010 Ganes ?
- Anil Khanna quits from Commonwealth Games OC treasurer

17. Who was the Chief Minister undergone a complicated double heart surgery at the Asian Heart Institute recently ?
- Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi
18. What was the Maruti Suzuki new model launched on August 4, 2010 ?
- Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 new model launched at Rs 3 lakh on
19. Who was the World’s oldest Test cricketer died on August 2, 2010 ?

- New Zealand sportsman Eric Tindill.
New Zealand sportsman Eric Tindill, a double international who was the world’s oldest surviving Test cricketer and an All Black, has died aged 99
20. Who received the Lokmanya Tilak Award in 2010 ?
- Sheila Dixit has been received the Lokmanya Tilak Award

21. Who was the 14-year-old the youngest entrant into IIT-Kanpur’s prestigious MSc physics programme ?
- Sahal Kaushik

22. No more time for sorrow’ written by ——————. The author predict that terrorist will set off an atom bomb in the USA by 2013.
- Robert Beeman
23. Who took charge as Chief Eelection Commissioner on July 30, 2010 ?
- S Y Quraishi takes charge as Chief Eelection Commissioner
24. —————– famous Hindi actor who died with heart attack on July 28, 2010

- Ravi Baswani
25. ————- airliner from Karachi carrying 150 people crashed in a ball of flames densely wooded hills above Islamabad
- Private airline Air Blue flight
Pakistani airliner carrying 150 people crashed in a ball of flames July 28, 2010 into densely wooded hills above Islamabad during heavy rain and poor visibility, leaving little hope of survivors.

26. Who was accused in Koda scam ?
- Diamond merchant Manoj Punamia
Manoj Punamia one of the key accused in the Koda scam, was arrested on Saturday night July 24, 2010 at the Mumbai airport when he was returning from a foreign trip.

27. ————— is the missile that India successfully test-fired on July 26, 2010 .
- Interceptor
India successfully test-fires interceptor missile. The indigenously developed interceptor missile, capable of destroying any in-coming hostile ballistic missile, was test-fired from the Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island off Odisha coast.

28. Who is the Former Goa tourism minister ———— granted bail in a death case on ————- ?
- Former Goa tourism minister Mickky Pacheco, who was remanded to 14-day judicial custody in the Nadia Torrado death case, on July 26, 2010 Monday granted bail by a Goa court.

29. Who is the Cricketer decided and wants to have his blood used on a page of his autobiography to be released in February next year (Feb 2011) ?
- Batting star Sachin Tendulkar

30. The Andhra Pradesh High Court has granted bail to former Satyam managing director Rama Raju, former chief financial officer Vadlamani Srinivas and three others accused in the multi-crore rupee accounting scam on —————–
- July 20, 2010

31. Who is the first Indian-origin woman professor in the institution’s history ?
- Gita Gopinath
Noted academician Gita Gopinath has been named professor of economics at the prestigious Harvard University, becoming the first Indian-origin woman professor in the institution’s history.

32. Who was chargsheeted on July 20, 2010 for passing secret info to ISI ?

- Madhuri Gupta
Delhi Police today chargesheeted disgraced diplomat Madhuri Gupta accusing her of passing secret information to Pakistan’s ISI during her posting in Islamabad. Gupta, who was arrested in April, has been accused of being in touch with two ISI officials, Mubshar Raza Rana and Jamshed.

33. ———————— seed extract has anti-diabetic properties says a pharmacology professor at the University of Montreal’s Faculty of Medicine.
- Cashew seed
Cashew tree products have long been alleged to be effective anti-inflammatory agents, counter high blood sugar and prevent insulin resistance among diabetics.

34. Who is the Former India hockey star attacked umpire ?
- Sunil Ekka
Former India hockey player Sunil Ekka, playing for Army XI, lashed out with his hockey stick at veteran umpire RS Suriya Prakash, leaving the latter seriously injured.

35. Which are the two Trians rammed each other and met to Trian Accident which killed and injuried many people in West Bengal ?
- Uttarbanga Express and Vananchal Express
60 people were killed and over 90 injured when a speeding Uttarbanga Express tore through the rear of Vananchal Express at the Sainthia station in Birbhum district of West Bengal. The train apparently overshot the signal.

36. Why did TDP made bandh on July 19, 2010 ?
- TDP bandh was made to protest the arrest of party chief N Chandrababu Naidu, who began a hunger strike against Maharashtra stopping his visit to the Babhli barrage site.
37.  New Rupee Symbol of India or Indian Rupee Symbol represents ?
Answer: A mix of the Devanagri ‘Ra’ and Roman ‘R’, to become the fifth currency in the world to have a distinct identity.

38. New Rupee Symbol of India or Indian Rupee Symbol designed by __________?
- IIT post-graduate D Uday Kumar

39. New Indian Rupee symbol has been revealed by Cabinet on ?
Answer: July 15, 2010

40. What was The world’s only antivirus browser ?
- Epic Browser

41. 2010 ESPY Award Winners (ESPN)
- 2010 ESPY Award Winners:
  1. BEST MALE ATHLETE: Drew Brees, NFL
  2. BEST FEMALE ATHLETE: Lindsey Vonn, Skiing
  3. BEST PLAY: Brett Favre, Vikings
  4. ESPY PERSEVERANCE AWARD: George Karl, Nuggets
  5. BEST CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE: Drew Brees
  6. BEST BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE: Chris Johnson, Tennessee
  7. BEST RECORD-BREAKING PERFORMANCE: Isner vs. Mahut at Wimbledon
  8. BEST UPSET: Northern Iowa shocks No. 1 Kansas, Men’s Basketball
  9. BEST MOMENT: Landon Donovan World Cup vs. Algeria
  10. BEST TEAM: New Orleans Saints
  11. UNDER PRESSURE AWARD: Landon Donovan World Cup vs. Algeria
  12. BEST SPORTS MOVIE: The Blind Side
  13. BEST COACH/MANAGER: Phil Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers
  14. BEST NFL PLAYER: Drew Brees, New Orleans
  15. BEST MLB PLAYER: Albert Pujols, St. Louis
  16. BEST NBA PLAYER: Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers
  17. BEST DRIVER: Jimmie Johnson
  18. BEST NBA PLAYER: Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers
  19. BEST WNBA PLAYER: Diana Taurasi, Phoenix
  20. BEST FIGHTER: Floyd Mayweather
  21. BEST MALE GOLFER: Phil Mickelson
  22. BEST FEMALE GOLFER: Lorena Ochoa
  23. BEST MALE TENNIS PLAYER: Roger Federer
  24. BEST FEMALE TENNIS PLAYER: Serena Williams
  25. BEST MALE COLLEGE ATHLETE: John Wall, Kentucky Basketball
  26. BEST FEMALE COLLEGE ATHLETE: Maya Moore, Connecticut Women’s Basketball
  27. BEST MALE ACTION SPORT ATHLETE: Shaun White, Snowboard
  28. BEST FEMALE ACTION SPORT ATHLETE: Torah Bright, Snowboarding
  29. BEST JOCKEY: Calvin Borel
  30. BEST MALE ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY: Steve Cash
  31. BEST FEMALE ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY: Amy Palmiero-Winters
  32. BEST BOWLER: Walter Ray Williams Jr.
  33. BEST MALE US OLYMPIC ATHLETE: Shaun White, Snowboarding
  34. BEST FEMALE US OLYMPIC ATHLETE: Lindsey Vonn, Skiing
  35. BEST MLS PLAYER: Landon Donovan, Los Angeles
  36. BEST TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETE: Usain Bolt

42. Who was the former minister surrenderd on July 3, 2010 in connection with the death case of Nadia Torrado (Friend) ?
- Former Goa minister Pacheco surrenders on Nadia death case
Nadia death case: Former Goa minister Pacheco surrendersFormer Goa tourism minister Francisco “Mickky” Pacheco, charged with culpable homicide following the death of Nadia Torrado, was underground for nearly a month as the police began to look for him.


43. Who recieved Arthur Ashe ESPY Courage Award in 2010 ?
- Ed Thomas’s family
44. Who was the Political leader recently booked in a Case/ scam?
- Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, his deputy S K Modi and several other ministers
A case has been filed against Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, his deputy S K Modi and several other ministers in an alleged Rs 11,412 crore scam, involving irregularities related to fraudulent withdrawals and corruption.

45. Who is the winner of the Best Young Player Award award in fifa 2010 ?

- Thomas MUELLER

46. Who has been elected as Man of the Match in Fifa World Cup 2010 ?

- Andres INIESTA

47. ——————— is the winner of the adidas Golden Glove award in Fifa World Cup 2010 ?
- Iker CASILLAS

48. Who is the winner of the adidas Golden Shoe award in Fifa World Cup 2010 ?
- Thomas MUELLER

49. ______________ is the winner of the adidas Golden Ball award in 2010 ?
-: Diego FORLAN

50.  who took places of Runner-Up, third and Fourth Places in Fifa World Cup 2010 ?
- Runners-Up: Netherlands, Third: Germany, Fourth: Uruguay
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