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FEBRUARY-2009

1. Name of the world’s cheapest car launched by Tata Motors in Mumbai?
Nano
2. Music wizard A.R.Rahman won Oscars for which categories?

Best Original Score and Best Original Song (Jai Ho) for the film “Slum dog Millionaire”.
3. Which documentary won the Oscar award for best Documentary (Short)?
Smile Pinki, directed by Megan Mylan depicts the tale of an Utharpradesh girl and her fight against the social stigma of a cleft lip.
4. The West Indian Umpire who has officiated in a record 126 tests and 179 ODIs who decided to retire recently from International matches?
Steve Bucknor
5. The Indian sound engineer who won Oscar for his brilliant sound mixing works of the film “Slum dog Millionaire”

Resul Pookutty
6. The new Chief Justice of Madras High Court ?
Hemant Laxman Gokhale
7. The telecom sector which started third Generation (3G) mobile services recently in 11 cities of India?
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL)
8. Sri Lankan batsmen who smashed double hundreds during world record stand of 437 for the fourth wicket partnership against Pakistan?
Mahela Jayawardhane (240) and Thilan Samaraweera(231)
9. Who won the Miss India Worldwide 2009 title ?
Nikkitasha Marhawa, Indian-American from Chicago clinch the 18th Miss India World wide 2009 title.
10. The new money back plan launched by Life Insurance Corporation (LIC)in February 16 ?
Jeevan Varsha
11. Who was named Jamaica’s Sportsman of the year for 2008 ?
Triple Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt.
12. The teenager who acted as the main character of “slum dog millionaire ” ?

Dev Patel
13. Which novel has been chosen as the Romantic Novel of the year 2009?
“East of the Sun” set in 1920s by Welsh author Julia Gregson
14. Britan’s Royal Mail issued a set of stamps on February-12 to mark the 200th Anniversary of the birth of a famous Scientist? Who is he ?
Charles Darwin
15. Who is appointed as coach/manager of Chelsea, the premier league club ?
Guus Hiddink, Russian coach
16. Recently the IPL Drug Tribunal has imposed a 12-month ban on a Pakistani Cricket player for consuming a banned substance, Nandralone during the inaugural season of Indian Premiere League. Who is he?
Muhammed Asif
17. The new Prime Minister of Zimbzbwe ?
Morgan Tsvangirai
18. Newly elected President of Bangladesh ?

Zillur Rahman
19. Noted Hindustani Classical Vocalist who was presented with Bharath Ratna, country’s highest civilian award ?

Bhim Sen Joshi
20. “”Slumdog Millionire “ got how many BAFTA awards (British Academy of film and Television Arts)
21 awards including Best Director, Best Film…etc
A.R.Rahman won the BAFTA award for the music of this film.
21. Name of India’s Second humanoid robot which was formally unveiled during Quark-2009, the technical festival at Goa?
Acyut-2
22. Name the Indian who awarded a honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Cambridge, where he served as the Master of Trinity College for six years.
Amartya Sen
23. Who was named African Footballer of the Year 2008?
Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor
24. Name the Union Minister for Small Scale Industries in the UPA government who was on charged in a murder case recently ?
Mahavir Prasad
25. The two ships, commissioned by the Indian Navy on 16 February 2009, at Chennai, which are the first two in a series of ten water jet Fast Attack Craft (FAC) being built at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, GRSE, Kolkata ?.
INS Carnicobar and INS Chetlat
26. Name the 13-YEAR-OLD boy who has become a father in Britain, his wife is just 15.
Alfie Patten. His girlfriend Chantelle Steadman gave birth to Maisie Roxanne in Eastbourne Hospital, East Sussex
27. 17th Dulip Trophy Cricket title is won by?
West Zone
28. Which Indian player won BCCI Payer of the year Award?
Virender Sehwag (The award is also known as Polly Umrigar Award)
29. The Indian Musician among the four international musicians to be awarded Grammy for their ‘Global Drum’ project. ?
Zakir Hussain, along with musicians Mickey Hart, Sikiru Adepoju and Giovanni Hidalgo, has been awarded the coveted gramophone for ‘The Global Drum’ in the Best Contemporary World Music Album category.
30. Which players were named joint winners of the Allan Border medal of 2008?
Ricky Ponting and Michael Clark
31. Who won the Australian Open junior title ?
Yuki Bhambri. He becomes the first Indian to win the Australian Open junior title. He outplayed his German opponent Alexandros-Ferdinandos Georgoudas to win the Junior Boys title in the Australian Open.
32. Who won the Australian Open women singles title of this year ?
Serena Williams
33. Who won the Man of the Match award in the two 20-20 Cricket matches between India and New Zealand?
Brendon McCullum
34. Who won Rotterdam Open title after beating world number one Rafael Nadal?
Andy Murray of Britain
35. World Cup Cricket 2011 final will be held in which venue ?
Wankade Stadium, Mumbai.
36. Japan’s Finance Minister who has resigned, amid claims that he was drunk at a recent G7 meeting?

Shoichi Nakagawa
37. ST OSCAR AWARDS- ALL RESULTS
38. ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
Penelope Cruz (VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA)
39. WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREEN PLAY)
Dustin Lance Black (MILK)
40. WRITING (ADAPTED SCREEN PLAY)
Simon Beaufoy (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE)
41. ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Andrew Stanton (WALL-E)
42. SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
Kunio Kato( LA MAISON EN PETITS CUBES)
43. ART DIRECTION
Donald Graham Burt (Art Direction); Victor J. Zolfo (Set Decoration) (THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON)
44. COSTUME DESIGN
Michael O’Connor (THE DUCHESS)
45. MAKE UP
Greg Cannom (THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON)
46. CINEMATOGRAPHY
Anthony Dod Mantle (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE)
47. SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
Jochen Alexander Freydank (SPIELZEUGLAND (TOYLAND)
48. ACTOR IN SUPPORTING ROLE
Heath Ledger (THE DARK KNIGHT)
49. DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
James Marsh and Simon Chinn (MAN ON WIRE)
50. DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Megan Mylan (SMILE PINKI)
51. VISUAL EFFECTS:
Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton and Craig Barron (THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON)
52. SOUND EDITING
Richard King (THE DARK KNIGHT)
53. SOUND MIXING
Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE)
54. FILM EDITING
Chris Dickens ((SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE)
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