Current Affairs


APRIL 2009

117. The 21st Arab League (AL) summit to discuss a package of major issues, including the Palestinian cause, the peace process in the Middle East, improvement of inter-Arab relations and the situation in Sudan was held at ?
Doha, capital of Qatar
118. G-20 Summit which is the world’s 20 largest developed and developing nations meeting was held at?
119. Lawyer from the Maharashtra Service Legal Authority, who had been appointed to represent Mumbai terror attack accused Ajmal Amir Kasab and withdrew from the case later in response of several protests.
Anjali Wghmare
120. Maruti Suzuki has decided to stop two selling models, from 11 cities, including the four metros, from 2010 due to tighter emission norms. Which are they?
Maruti-800 and Omni
121. Former cricket player of Pakistan who was appointed as an adviser to the Chinese Cricket Association?
Javed Miandad
122. Bollywood actor and politician who has been appointed the General Secretary of Samajwadi Party.
Sanjay Dutt
123. Name the Thai citizen who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for insulting the king of Thailand and his family by posting edited photos of the monarchy on the Internet?
Suwicha Thakho
124. At the time of its final broadcast on September 18, 2009, the teleserial which will have spanned 72 years and more than 15,700 episodes on television and radio?
Guiding Light
125. Mahatma Gandhi is remembered in a very special way in a small village in India by worshipping his idol in a temple? Where is it?
The temple at Bhatra Village in Sambalpur town in Orissa
126. England All rounder who made the first hat-trick of his international career in the recent One Day series against West Indies?
Andrew Flintoff
127. Name the Slovakia’s president who wins second term in office after defeating the first woman to reach a runoff vote?

Ivan Gasparovic
128. Who won the Sony Ericsson Open final by beating Serena Williams which is held in Miami?

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus
129. Who was the ‘man of the series’ in the Test series against New Zealand which India won 1-0 to script a series win in that country after 41 years?
Gautham Gambhir
130. India signed three pacts with a gulf country for strengthening cooperation in science and technology, education and culture as they pledged to contribute to each other’s well being and prosperity. Which is that country?
131. Kiran Sikri, a consumer who was penalised by a bank in India despite cancelling her loan. After her complaint, she was awarded a compensation of Rs.25,000/-by the Consumer Commission which found the bank guilty of deficiency of service in that case. Name that Bank?
132. The country in which state of emergency declared recently by its Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, with troops firing shots into the air in an attempt to control anti-government protesters, some of whom stormed the country’s interior ministry?
133. Who is appointed as the new President and CEO of Mahindra Life space Developers?
Anita Arjundas
134. Country which regained the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey title after a 13-year gap, defeating hosts Malaysia 3-1 in the final of the five-nation tournament?
135. Which IT Company won the bid for India’s fourth largest software exporter Satyam Computer?
Tech Mahindra, the IT arm of auto major Mahindra and Mahindra.
Tech Mahindra’s winning bid was of Rs.1,757 Crore ($351.4 million) for 31 percent stake in the scam-tainted IT giant “Satyam”
136. Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza lifted her first WTA title of the year, teaming up with a Chinese Player to clinch the women’s doubles trophy at the USD 220,000 MPS Group Championships in Florida. Who is she?
Chia-Jung Chuang
137. Who became the first Indian sports personality to be featured at the Madame Tussaud’s wax museum in London?
Sachin Tendulkar
138. Recently a German Luxury carmaker has launched a Limited Edition of its E-Class cars in India? Name the Company?
Mercedes Benz
The Mercedes Benz E-Class Limited Edition is priced at Rs 43.4 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi).
139. The First Dog who joined US President Barack Obama and his family at the White House on April 14, 2009?

140. Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) recently launched its much awaited white-labelled credit card in tie up with an Indian Bank? Which Bank?
Corporation Bank
141. Who is selected as the captain of The Wisden Test XI of 2008, which recognises the best Test cricketers and endorses Test cricket as the highest, most skilled form of the game.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the team includes Indians Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan.
142. The journalist who threw a shoe at Home Minister P Chidambaram at a press conference protesting against the minister’s reply on his question on CBI’s clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 Sikh riots case?
Jarnail Singh, a senior reporter of Dainik Jagran
143. The Indian Company which managed to buy its French partner Group Danone’s 50% stake in ABI Holdings, which controls 51% equity interest in biscuit major Britannia Industries.
The Nusli Wadia group
Nusli N Wadia, is the chairman of Britannia Industries,
144. Who is re-appointed as Fiji’s interim prime minister despite a Court of Appeal’s decision last week declaring his 2006 military coup illegal?
Commodore Frank Bainimarama
145. Leading Afghan rights activist who was killed by Taliban cowards after leaving meeting in Kandahar, Afghanistan?
Sitara Achakzai
146. Rifle-shooter who won the gold in the three position event in the Chongwon World Cup in South Korea, becoming the first Indian to win two medals in a single ISSF World Cup?
Gagan Narang
147. Which Zimbabwe captain named as the new coach of England Cricket Team for the recent series against West Indies and the Ashes?

Andy Flower
148. Who is appointed as the new US Ambassador to India?

Tim Roemer
149. Which country’s teams are qualified for the next World Cup Cricket in 2011?
Canada, Kenya, Holland, Ireland
150. Name the American Journalist who was accused with charges amounting to Espionage for the U S, and was sentenced to eight years in Prison by the Judicial Council of IRAN last week?
Rooksana Saberi
151. Which Tennis player who won his 5th straight Monte Carlo Masters Trophy, also known as “Open Barcelona”, more commonly known as the “Godó Trophy”?

Rafel Nadal
152. Name the British Tv Actress who committed suicide after the last episode of her teleserial “Belonging” which was present on BBC Wales?

Stephanie Parker
153. Who has been appointed as the new Supreme Court Registrar of India?
Ashok Menon
154. Who is the 16th Chief election commissioner of India?
Naveen Chawla
155. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev removed the head of the powerful military intelligence agency recently after he opposed sweeping reforms of the country’s lumbering armed forces. Who is he?
General Valentin Korabelnikov
156. Who is appointed as the new chief and managing director (CMD) of Air India
Mr. E.K. Bharat Bhushan
157. Who defeated I-League champions Churchill Brothers by 2-1 in the one-off Super Cup tie at the Devilal Sports Complex in Gurgaon on 26th April and won their third trophy of the season?
Mohun Bagan
158. Who was named as the English Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the Year for the first time despite starting just 12 league games this season?

Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)
159. Bollywood actor once called “the Clint Eastwood of the East” because of his maverick roles and manly swagger, died recently at Bangalore?

Feroz Khan
160. World Cup Cricket -2011 final will be held in?
Wankade Stadium, Mumbai
The cricket world cup will be held in 3 countries.
29 matches in India, 12 matches in Sri Lanka, 8 matches in Bangladesh.
161. Indian Premiere League(IPL)-2009 Facts:
First Six of IPL 09-Abhishek Nayar
First Four (Boundary) of IPL 09-Sanath Jayasurya
First wicket of IPL 09-Thilan Thushara
First Man of the Match of IPL 09-Sachin Tendulkar
First Century of IPL 09-AB de villiers