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Current affairs Questions for competitive exams 2012

Current affairs and General Awareness questions 2013 for IBPS, Bank PO, RRB, SBI and Postal assistant part-2

1. Who is newly appointed as United Nations goodwill ambassador for UNAIDS ?
Answer: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
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2. Which country won T20 World cup 2012 ?
Answer: West indies (beating Sri Lanka)

3. Which country won T20 Womens World cup 2012 ?
Answer: Australia (beating England)

4. What is the name of new book written by JK Rowling ?
Answer: The Casual Vacancy

5. According to the Forbes annual list of the world's 100 most powerful women on August 2012, Who has been ranked in the first place ?
Answer:  Angela Merkel

6. What is the name of new ship commissioned on 2012 for coast guard ?
Answer: Rajatarang

7. Who won the 2012 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award ?
Answer: Aung San Suu Kyi

8. Which Country won Asian Kabadi Championship 2012 ?
Answer: Pakistan (defeating India)

9. Who is the Winner of 2012 US Grand Prix ?
Answer: Lewis Hamilton

10. The seventh meeting of the G-20 summit was held in which country ?
Answer: Mexico (Los Cabos)

11. Which is the fastest super computer ?
Answer: Titan

12. Who is the new chief of RAW ?
Answer: Alok Joshi

13. Who will be the first Muslim head of Intelligence Bureau (IB) ?
Answer: Syed Asif Ibrahim

14. Which country won Davis cup 2012 (men's tennis) ?
Answer: Czech Republic

15. In which jail Ajmal Kasab hanged ?
Answer: Yerawada Jail (Pune)

16. Who is the new CBI director ?
Answer: Ranjit Sinha (25th director)

17. Who is the Winner of Miss Universe 2012 ?
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Answer: Olivia Culpo

18. Who is the winner of  Laureus Award Sportsman of the Year 2012 ?
Answer: Novak Djokovic

19. Who is the winner of  Laureus Award Sportswoman of the Year 2012 ?
Answer: Vivian Cheruiyot

20. Who is the winner of SASTRA Ramanujan Prize in 2012 ?
Answer: Zhiwei Yun

* 21. Who is the brand ambassador of BMW in India ?
Answer: Sachin Tendulkar

* 22. Who is the special public prosecutor of 2008 Mumbai attack ?
Answer: Ujjwal Nikam

* 23. Who is the winner of 2011 Jnanpith Award ?
Answer: Dr.Pratibha Ray

* 24. Who is the present president of Ghana ?
Answer: John Dramani Mahama

* 25. Who is the new chair man of Tata group ?
Answer: Cyrus Mistry

* 26. Who is America's New Foreign Secretary ?
Answer: John Kerry

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  1. who is the new elected president of venezuela?

    Answer: Hugo Chavez

    1. Nicolás Maduro
      April 19, 2013 – January 2019

      now new president of venezuela

    2. yes, thanks for updating

  2. massini {young italy}October 15, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    who is the present Deputy Chairman of Planning
    Commission ?

    Answer: Montek Singh

  3. NATO summit held in which Country ?

    Answer: Chicago

    1. 2012 NATO summit was held at Chicago
      refer link

  4. Where is the headquarters of NATO ?

    Answer: Brussels (Belgium)

  5. INS garuda (in Kochi)October 16, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    For Important questions about Nobel Prize and 2012 Winners visit Nobel prize 2012 : GK questions

  6. who is the first women chief of african union (new) ?

    Answer: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

  7. alan shugarth (floppy)October 16, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    who is the first man to reach the supersonic speed (highest jump) without travelling in a jet or spacecraft?

    Answer: Felix Baumgartner

  8. Who is 2012 booker prize winner ?

    Answer : Hilary Mantel

  9. Who is the first woman to win booker prize twice?

    Answer: Hilari mental

    in 2012 (Bring up the Bodies)

    in 2009 (Wolf Hall)

  10. Which satellite is put into orbit by 101th Mission of ISRO ?

    Answer: GSAT-10

  11. Which actor was recently conferred with the second highest French civilian award "Officer Dan Ordre Arts et des Lettres"?

    Answer: Aishwarya Rai Bachan

  12. current affairs question

    Who is the president of ICC (International Cricket Council) ?

    Answer: Alan Isaac

  13. Now its better to read hari thanks for the quick response
    Good Job...

  14. Who wrote the novels 'Aparichita' and 'Shilapadma' ?

    Answer: Pratibha Ray (2011 Jnanpith Award winner)

  15. Important gk question

    Who is the director of the film 'Life of pi' ?

    Answer: Ang Lee


  16. What is the auto biography of I.K. Gujral ?

    Answer: Matters of Discretion

  17. current affairs question

    Who becomes the first female politician to be appointed as the leader of the opposition in lok sabha ?

    Answer: Sushma Swaraj

  18. What is meant by HD 40307 ??

    Ans: Its a planet


    1. HD 40307 is a star and HD 40307 g, HD 40307 b are planets which orbiting the star HD 40307.

      thank you..

  19. who was the previous pope?

    ans: Pope Benedict II

    Tennis originated in - _____________
    Ans France

    Cricket was known as ____________
    ANS: the gentleman's game

    Modern Tennis originated in ___________
    Ans England

    1. who was the previous pope?

      ans: Pope Benedict XVI

    2. who was the previous pope?

      ans: Pope Benedict XVI

  20. abrivation of NASA?

    1. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  21. abreviation of IRNSS

    1. Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System

  22. The mathematical symbol Pi was invented by a Indian..


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