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1.Who becomes first Indian woman to cross Gobi desert ?

- Sucheta 33 year old women from Pune, has successfully crossed the arduous 1,623 km stretch of the Gobi desert, the largest in Asia and the fifth in the world 2. Iscom along with Elmwood College, St.Andrews UK has launched a Post-Graduate course for which sporting event? Post-graduate programme in golf management 3. Who has been ranked world No.1 in double trap shooting as per the ISSF world rankings? Ronjan Sodhi 4. Asias largest solar energy park to be hosted by which state ? - Gujarat would house the largest solar energy park in Asia in two years, with a power production capacity of 500 Mw. This would be set up with an investment of around Rs 8,000 crore flowing from companies such as GMR and Lanco, which have been assigned generation capacities under the Gujarat Solar Mission. 5. Which UK-listed miner gets formal approval from the Indian government for its acquisition of stake in Cairn India? Vedanta Resources or Vedanta 6. Which Tata group firm is set to open online consumer durables and electronics store? Tata Croma 7. Which company has launched its first Financial Technology Grid to offer services in banking domain? Polaris software 8. Which computer manufacturer has introduced rupee symbol on desktop computer keyboard, compatible with Microsoft softwares? LenovoIndia 9. Which country has approved plans to setup first Tibetian bank? China 10. Who has been appointed as consulting head for India at Capgemini? Anish Sarkar 11. Name the sedan unveiled by Nissan India. Sunny 12. Who has been sworn in a Karnatakas Chief Minister? D.V.Sadananda Gowda Read More

13. Which molecule has been found in Orion constellation of stars? 1 molecule of Oxygen was found for every million hydrogen molecules

14. Name the version of Media Reader launched by Kingston. USB 3.0 Media Reader 15. Which bank has launched a service of accepting income tax payment through ATMs? HDFC Bank 16. Who has been takes charge as the 23rd chief of the Indian Air Force ? - N A K Browne Ace fighter pilot Norman Anil Kumar Browne took over as the 23rd chief of the Indian Air Force from Air Chief Marshal P V Naik, who retired after putting in 42 years of service. 17. Who has joined Gordon Brothers Group as Chief Executive Officer? Gary Talarico 18. Which country is all set to shut 40% (800 approx.) of its data centres to reduce hefty technology budget? USA 19. Which U.S.Secretary met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalitha recently? Hilary Clinton 20. Which social networking site has turned 5 years? Twitter 21. Who has been named as Sri Lankas captain for upcoming Australian series? Dilshan 22. Which Ace Indian shooter is set to get Khel Ratna? Gagan Narang 23. Which missile was recently test-fired successfully at Chandipur, Orrisa? Prahaar 24. Who is all set to take over as CMD of NMDC? M.S.Rana 25. Which company formally opened its assembly plant at Rosslyn, South Africa? Tata Motors 26. Who has been appointed as solicitor-general following the resignation of Gopal Subramaniam? Rohinton Nariman 27. Who became 2nd highest run scorer in Test cricket surpassing Ricky Pontings record? Rahul Dravid 28. Which program of IIM Indore did recently get HRD ministrys approval? 5-year management program

29. Who won the 1st Hangzhou Womens Grandmasters Tournament in China? Dronavalli Harika 30. Name the Chairman and CEO of TAFE who has been inducted into the board of AGCO. Mallika Srinivasan 31. Who won the 2011 German GP? Lewis Hamilton 32. Which former Australian opening batsman is set to return to competitive cricket (Big Bash League T20)? Matthew Hayden 33. Which Indian swimmer qualified for the 2012 London Olympics? Sandeep Sejwal 34. Which country has launched its new currency? Sudan 35. Which singer is all set to perform at the Royal Albert Hall where the first Carnatic music is scheduled in the 116-year history of BBC proms? Aruna Sairam 36. Which motorcycle has Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Private Ltd. recently launched? CBR 250R 37. Who won the ladies National snooker championship? Vidya Pillai 38. Who won the 2000th Test cricket held at Lords Cricket Ground? England 39. Which frenchman after 25 years won the German Open Tennis tournament? Gilles Simon 40. Who won the Indonesian International Challenge badminton championship 2011? Pusarla Venkata Sindhu 41. Who has been appointed as Lokayukta of Karnataka to succeed Santosh Hegde? Former Supreme Court Judge Shivraj V.Patil 42. Who has been named vice president for Boeing Defence, Space and Security in India? Dennis D.Swanson 43. Which Indian tennis player holds career best rank of 62 in the singles list? Somdev Devvarman

44. What is Repo and Reverse Repo rate as on 26th July 2011? Repo: 8% and Reverse Repo: 7% 45. Which country has agreed for a meeting between its Nobel Laureate, pro-democracy activist Aung Suu Kyi and Minister of Social Welfare U Aung Kyi? Myanmar 46. Who has been named as the global co-CEO of Standard Chatered Banks private equity? Nainesh Jaisingh 47. Who has been appointed as co-CEO to succeed Management Board chairman, Josef Ackermann? Anshu Jain 48. Name the project of Mozillas operating system that is set to work on mobile devices and tablets. Boot to Gecko (B2G) 49. Which business and technology outsourcing services provider has been named in the GlobalServices 100 list for the 5th consecutive year? Syntel 50. Which Noida-based hospital running under the brand Ojjus Medicare has got nod for the IPO aggregating to Rs,62 crore? Goodwill Hospital and Research Center Ltd. 51. Which poets death anniversary would be remembered on 8th August in India? Rabindranath Tagore 52. Draft of which anti-corruption bill was approved by Union Cabinet on 28th July 2011? Lokpal Bill 53. Which of the two Indians were awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2011? Nileema Mishra for helping the poor and Harish Hande for revolutionizing the use of solar lights 54. Which Operating System celebrated its 30th birthday on July 27th? DOS (Disk Operating System), 27th July 1981 55. Who has been appointed as national team coach for Argentinas football team? Alejandro Sabella 56. Which cricketer equalled Sunil Gavaskars tally of 34 test hundreds? Rahul Dravid The Wall 57. Who resigned as Chief Minister of Karnataka? B.S.Yeddyurappa 58. Who has been appointed as the New Governor of Tamil Nadu?

- Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister K Rosaiah was appointed as the new Governor of Tamil Nadu on 26 August 2011. Read More 59. Who won the Hungarian Grand Prix 2011? Jenson Button 60. Which Indian qualified for London Olympics 2012 for Short put event? Om Prakash Singh 61. On which planet has Nasa found the first evidence of flowing water recently? Mars 62. Which service has Yahoo launched to allow users to enjoy full-length movies for free? Movieplex 63. Who has taken charge as HALs Director Corporate Planning and Marketing? Baldev Singh 64. Who has been named captain for Womens Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament? Saba Anjum 65. Which former cricketer also secretary of Bihar Jharkhand Cricket Association passed away due to brain hemorrhage? Ramesh Saxena 66. Which Indian oil gaints are allowed to dig oil at the Gulf of Mannar? ONGC and Cairn India 67. Name the tablet model launched by Beetel in India. Beetel Magiq, priced at 9,999 68. Who has been renamed as Indian hockey teams captain for inaugural Asian Champions Trophy in Ordos, China? Rajpal Singh 69. Who has been appointed as director for Whirlpool Corporation? Harish Manwani 70. Which Bill in India is set to be tabled in Winter Parliament session? Food bill 71. What position does India hold in Golf after Nomura Cup? 3rd place

72. Which Academy Award winner for Best Original Song (for Jai Ho) and the Padma Bhushan recipient turned 75 years? Sampoorna Singh Kalra (Gulzar) 73. Which art director who had been associated with movies like Raavan, Guru, Rang De Basanti etc. passed away recently? Samir Chandra 74. Which company replaced Reliance Industries as most valued company in the elite of 30 companies that constitutes the Sensex? Coal India 75. How many from India are set to participate in the World athletics championships to be held in Daegu, Korea from August 27th to September 4th 2011? Name them. 8, Men: Renjith Maheswary (triple jump), Om Prakash Singh (shot put), Vikas Gowda (discus), Gurmeet Singh and Babubhai Panucha (20km walk) Women: Tintu Luka (800m), Mayookha Johny (long jump and triple jump) and Harwant Kaur (discus) 76. Which company will title sponsor for Indian GP to be held on the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida on October 30th 2011? Airtel 77. Which two industries of Japan are set to merge? Hitachi and Mitsubishi 78. Which Legendary singers 81st birth anniversary was celebrated on 4th August 2011? 79. Parts of which African country is hit by Famine according to United Nations? Somalia 80. Which model has Harley-Davidson launched in India priced at Rs.19.7 lakh? Fat Boy Special 81. Which service did Vodafone roll out in Bangalore recently? 3G services 82. Where is the Hockey Asian Champions Trophy is to be held? Ordos, China 83. Name the ex-PM of Ukraine who was arrested recently. Yulia Tymoshenko 84. Who has become first female prime minister of Thailand? Yingluck Shinawatra

85. Where is the Folksam Grand Prix meet being held? Karlstad, Sweden What is the downgraded credit rating given by S&P to USA? AA+ 86. Which cricketer has been recalled to One-Day match against England after 2 years? Rahul Dravid 87. Whose maiden century in Twenty20 cricket against Australia set Sri Lanka a 35 run victory? Tilakaratne Dilshan 88. Which South African fast bowler cricketer celebrated his 100th birthday recently? Norman Gordon 89. Which Taiwan company has recently launched tablet PCs priced at Rs.15,000? Micro-Star International (MSI) 90. What is the food inflation as on July 30th 2011? 9.90 per cent 91. Name the Indo-Canadian who has been appointed the president and CEO of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)? Karna Gupta 92. Which car model has Maruti Suzuki set to unveil in the Indian market? Maruti 800 cc 93. Which three banks are planning a Joint Venture commercial bank in Malaysia? Bank of Baroda, Andhra Bank and Indian Overseas Bank 94. Who is to replace Arvind Jadhav as Air India chief? Rohit Nandan 95. Which bollywood actor passed away recently? Shammi Kapoor 96. Which Banks net profit dip to about 45% as it disclosed its Q1 earnings? State Bank of India 97. Who won the ATP Montreal Masters title? Novak Djokovic 98. Who won the bronze medal at the World Badminton Championship after a gap of 28 years? Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa

99. Name the former NASDAQ MD who has been sentenced to 42 months in prison and has been ordered to forfeit over $700,000 illegal profits made during his role in an insider trading scheme. Donald Johnson 100. Which countrys President has called for national government by August 21st 2011? Nepal, President Dr.Ram Baran 101. Which telecom company increased call tariffs by 20% recently? Reliance Communications 102. Which section of education is to be made Universal unlike elementary education in India? Secondary Education 103. What is the West Bengal government planning to setup for medical benefits to remote corner people? Health Bank 104. Who won his first World Golf Championship title? Adam Scott 105. Who became the first bowler to clinch 6 wickets in a Twenty20 International Cricket? Ajantha Mendis 106. What is the maximum amount that can be withdrawn from a third-party ATM per transaction? Rs.10,000 107. Which Indian University recently signed pact with university of Sydney? Anna University 108. For which programme an Indian student pursuing her Ph.D in chemical biology from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research chosen? Sci-finder Academic Exchange Program 109. Which company has launched 3G Tablet priced at Rs.12,999 with special data plans in India? RCom 110. What is the extension period given to RBI Governor D.Subbarao? 2 years (untill Spetember 4th 2013) 111. Which Insurance company is set to sue Bank of America to recover about $10 billion? AIG (American International Group Inc)

112. Which company has collaborated with Singapore Management University for a R&D facility for cloud-based IT solutions? TCS 113. Which Bank has launced Debit Card with credit limit? Name the card. IDBI Bank. IDBI Magic Card 114. Who has been appointed as CEO for Bharti Airtels broadband and DTH services? Rajiv Rajagopal for Broadband and data services and Shashi Arora for DTH and media services 115. Who has entered the 2nd round of the World Badminton Championships defeating Germanys Domke Dieter? P.Kashyap 116. Which Indian women cricketer has been suspended from bowling in international cricket for illegal action? Snehal Pradhan 117. Name the project under which all post offices in India are to be provided with Internet connectivity. India Post Technology Project 2012 118. Which two districts in Karnataka is set to get RAHI airports? Shimoga and Gulbarga 119. Who is all set to introduce Jan Lokpall Bill as a private members bill in LokSabha? BJP MP Varun Gandhi 120. Who has been appointed as joint Managing Director of Hero MotoCorp (formerly Hero Honda)? Sunil Kant Munjal 121. Which film director eyes for stake in Indian Premier League team Kochi Tuskers? Priyadarshan 122. Expand Infosys. Who logged out as Chief Mentor and Chairman from the IT giant Infosys on Friday 19th August 2011? Information System. N.R. Narayana Murthy 123. Which company has launched Android tablet priced at Rs.6,250? LACS (Lakshmi Access Communications Systems) 124. Which consumer major has launched online game and mobile app to promote corporate awareness? Reckitt Benckiser

125. Who won the Cincinnati Masters title held at Ohio recently? Andy Murray 126. Who won his first US PGA Tour title at the Wyndham Championship? Webb Simpson 127. Which Bank has sought support of Rs.300 crore from the Government to fund business growth? Corporation Bank 128. Who surpassed Sunil Gavaskars record of 34 hundreds in Test Cricket recently? Rahul Dravid 129. Where and at which event was Jon Eggman Egging a British pilot killed recently? Near Bournemouth Airport in Dorset. At an Airshow in Britain 130. Which Indian city turns 372 today (22nd August 2011)? Chennai 131. Name the Marxist historian and Indologist who passed away recently. Ram Sharan Sharma 132. Which feature has Google launched as music blog for users of Google Music Beta? Google Magnifier 133. Name the deposit scheme that Indian Bank has launched for people under the financial inclusion plan. Variable Recurring Deposit Scheme 134. Who won the Test series against India by an Innings and 8 runs, termed to be as worst performance since 1959? England 135. Who became the first bowler to take three hatricks in one-day cricket? Latish Malinga 136. Who was honoured with Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) from IIT Kharagpur? Sunil Bharti Mittal 137. Who won the womans Cincinnati WTA Title? Maria Sharapova 138. Who won the mens doubles Cincinnati WTA Title? Leander Peas and Mahesh Bhupathi

139. Name the President of Standard and Poor chief who quit recently. Deven Sharma 140. Who becomes the first woman to conquer 14,800 metre summit (K2) without artificial oxygen? Austrian climber Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner 141. Which Hollywood studio has made some of its film available online as rentals at social networking site Facebook? Miramax 142. Name the new variant car launched by Tata motors. Tata Vista 143. Name the mouse launched by LG recently. Mention its additional feature. Mouse Scanner 144. Who has been named as CEO of Apple post Steve Jobs resignation? Tim Cook 145. Who has been appointed as chairman of the Board of Directors of Press Trust of India? M.P.Veerendrakumar 146. Which ace Indian football player retired recently? Bhaichung Bhutia