Current Affairs


May 2009

162. Who has become the first person in the World to have a full face transplant?
Connie Culp
Connie Culp after face transplantation
Connie was shot by her husband, who also shot himself afterwards, but both of them survived. She lost her nose and needed tracheotomy to be able to breathe and the whole surgery took 22 hours.
Connie Culp-Earlier Photo
163. Name the Delhi-based automotive tyre maker, which announced the acquisition of Dutch-tyre firm Vredestein Banden BV, a subsidiary of Russia’s largest tyre manufacturer Amtel-Vredestein which went bankrupt last month.
Apollo Tyres Ltd
164. Who is reappointed as Director-General of World Trade Organisation (WTO) for a second term of four years as from 1 September 2009?

Pascal Lamy

165. The South Korean blogger who was arrested in January and accused by the government of spreading false information about the worsening global economy, was acquitted recently?
Park Dae-sung, as a financial blogger, he published posts in his blog named Minerva
166. Who has been selected as the new Chief Coach for the Indian Men’s Hockey team?
Jose Brasa of Spain
167. Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav recently rejected the Maoist led government’s decision to sack the army chief, pushing the country further into political crisis that threatens to derail the two-and-half-year-old peace process. Name the army chief?
Rukmangat Katuwal
168. First concert of A.R.Rahman after winning the Oscar award was held in?
Kozhikkode (Kerala) on May 3
169. The 16-year-old Delhi boy, who has won his second International Tennis Federation (ITF) title by defeating South African opponent Raven Klaasen at the DLTA complex on Saturday (May 2)?
Yuki Bhambri
170. Name the Sri Lankan journalist and editor, who was assassinated on 8 January of this year, has been named as the laureate of the 2009 World Press Freedom Prize by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Lasantha Wickrematunge
171. Who won his record fourth Rome Masters title, beating defending champion Novak Djokovic
Rafael Nadal
172. Former South Korean President who committed suicide by leaping to his death from a hill behind his house?

Roh Moo-Hyun
Roh, who was president from 2003 to 2008. Roh’s death came amid an investigation into a bribery scandal that had tarnished his reputation
173. A British charity fundraiser who won the “best job in the world” i.e., caretaker of an Australian tropical island — after an innovative marketing campaign that highlighted the power of social media?
Ben Southal
174. Name the chief of the Anti Crime Cell of Indonesia who is arrested recently for a murder case?
Ansari Azhar
175. Who is appointed as the Country Director of Western Union Financial services for its India operations ?
Kiran Shetty
176. Who has won the Chess Oscar for the third time, the game’s most prestigious annual award?
Viswanathan Anand
177. Who was sworn in as South Africa’s new president?
Jacob Zuma
He becomes fourth democratically-elected president of the country since the end of apartheid in 1994.
178. Which country won the gold medal in the recurve team event of the archery World Cup Stage II at Porec, Croatia?
India’s fearsome threesome of Jayanta Talukdar, Rahul Banerjee and Mangal Singh Champia defeated Russian Federation by 220 points to 218.
Italy won the bronze beating China 221-219.
179. Who won the Spanish Grand Prix Car race title?
Britain’s Jenson Button
180. The First South Indian(Malayalee) who has been appointed as the secretary of Supreme Court of India ?
181. Who has been appointed as the Managing Director and CEO of ICICI prudential Life?

182. Indian-origin anti-apartheid activist who has been inducted into South African President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet, taking the number of people from the community in the government to seven.
Maggie Govender
183. Who won Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year award, recently ?

Steven Gerrard
184. Which team rallied for a 4-1 victory against Athletic Bilbao for its record 25th Spanish King’s Cup title?
185. In a case prosecuted by the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, a federal judge sentenced an investment adviser, age 38, of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, to ten years in federal prison on federal mail and wire fraud for defrauding his investment advisory clients. Who is he ?
Amit Mathur
186. Which team won the Copa Italia Football title ?
Lazio beat Sampdoria(6-5)
187. The new model car launched by Maruti in May-2009?
188. Britain’s first Muslim minister resigned from office Seeking to clear his name from media accusations of breaching his ministerial code over expenses?
Shahid Malik
189. Which team won the 18th English Premiere league title 2009 by holding off Arsenal to a draw?
Manchester United
190. India’s largest direct-to-home service and part of the biggest media conglomerate, Zee Group which announced their association with ‘Microsoft Xbox 360 Arcade’, the next generation video gaming and entertainment system on their platform?
Dish TV
191. Former South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce president who has been elected Vice President of Federation of International Film Producers Association [FIAF] for 2009 – 2011?
P.V Gangadharan, It is for the first time an Indian arrives in the prestigious position
192. LTTE(Liberation Tigers o f Tamil Eelam) leader who was killed by Sri Lankan Army ?

Velupillai Prabhakaran
193. Who sets world record over 150 meters in 14.35 seconds on the streets of Manchester?
Usain Bolt, the reigning world record holder at 100m and 200m, sets the world record over 150 meters
194. The first British Speaker to be forced out of office in over 300 years because of his handling of a scandal on MPs’expenses?
Michael Martin
195. Self-styled god man of Kerala who was sentenced to 16 years of rigorous imprisonment and a penalty of Rs 2,10,000 for raping two minor girls?
Santhosh Madhavan (Swamy Amrutha Chaithanya)
196. Who is the new Prime Minister of Kuwait?
Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammed al-Ahmed al-Sabah
197. The only Indian who hit a century in IPL?
Maneesh Pandey (114 Not Out) of Bangalore Royal challengers
Only two players have century in IPL-2009, the other is Ab Devilliers(105 Not Out) of Delhi Dare Devils
198. Orange Cap Holder of DLF IPL 2009(It is given for the player who is the leading run scorer in the match.)?
Mathew Hayden of Chennai Super Kings. He scored 572 runs
199. Purple Cap holder of DLF IPL 2009(It is given for the player who is the leading wicket taker in the match)
R.P.Singh(23 Wickets)
200. Man of the match in the final of IPL-2009 ?
Anil Kumble(16 /4 in 4 overs)
201. IPL-2009 is held in ?
South Africa
202. IPL-2009 is won by ?
Deccan Chargers, they beat Bangalore Royal Challengers in the final.
203. UEFA Cup, European trophy, which has been won by a Ukrainian team for the first time in the history of Ukrainian football?
204. Name the Malawi’s President who has been sworn in for a second five-year term recently ?

Bingu wa Mutharika
205. Name THE WORLD’S oldest blogger, Spanish great-grandmother who had a global following, has died at the age of 97.

Maria Amelia Lopez,
According to the AP, her first post on December 23, 2006 said that her grandson, who is very stingy, gave her a blog for her birthday. Her site had more than 1.5 million hits.
Their blog address:
206. Veteran communist leader who has been sworn in as the Nepal’s new prime minister?

Madhav Kumar Nepal
207. Veteran freedom-fighter and soldier of the INA, who served as the driver of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, died at his house at Mathil, near Payyanur in Kannur district of Kerala?
A Chindan Nair
208. Who is appointed as the next chief of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)?
Charles F. Bolden Jr
Bolden is a former astronaut who was involved in several critical missions for the US Space Agency.
209. Who was re-elected to the largely ceremonial post of German president recently for a second five-year term?

Horst Kohler
210. An American scientist whose work helped lead to the development of the anti-impotency drug Viagra, died at the age of 92 in Seattle?
Robert F Furchgott
211. Who won the Monaco Grand Prix Car race title?
Jenson Button(Britain)
212. Name the Civil rights activist, who was given bail by the Supreme Court, walked free from Raipur jail after two years of incarceration?
Binayak Sen
213. The country which started its first new overseas military base(named as Peace Camp) since the end of the colonial era at Abudabi of UAE(United Arab Emirates)

214. Who has been appointed the new Pro-Vice- Chancellor of the Kerala University?
215. New President of Mongolia?
Tsakhiaglin Elbegdorj(Democratic Party)
216. Prasar Bharati Chairman who resigned recently because he was “dissatisfied” with the functioning of the Board?
Arun Bhatnagar
217. Man of the series of Natwest series between England and West Indies?
Stuart Broad
England won the series by (2-0)
218. Who wins 2009 Man Booker International Prize for lifetime achievement?
Alice Munro
This Canadian short story writer will get prize worth £60,000.
It was first awarded to Ismail Kadare in 2005 and then to Chinua Achebe in 2007.
219. New US Ambassador to India?
Timothy J Roemer
220. Who became etched in football history as the first Asian footballer to have played in the final of Champions League?

Park J-sung
221. Champions League-2009 is won by ?
Barcelona beat Manchester United highlights in the final by 2-0
222. Who is appointed as the Deputy Chief Minister of TamilNadu ?
223. Who is appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Kerala State ?
Neela Gangadharan
224. Who has been named winner of the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award (2008) for the second time, following her sensational gold medal winning performance at the Beijing Olympics
Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia’s Pole Vault player)
225. Who has won the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee 2009 final?

Kavya Shivashankar, a 13-year-old student from Olathe, Kansas, whose parents migrated to the United States from India