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15001. Who is the men"s single winner of Australian Open Tennis in 2008?

Answer: Novak Djokovic from Serbia

15002. Who is the women"s single winner of Australian Open Tennis in 2008?

Answer: Maria Sharapova (Russia)

15003. Who is the first Indian and the second player after Pakistan"s Javed Miandad to have played in ODIs for 20 years?

Answer: Sachin Tendulkar

15004. The person who prosecutors alleged worked as a Nazi guard at the Sobibor death camp, accused of helping to murder nearly 28,000 Jews at this camp, went on trial in country court in Munich, southern Germany on November 30, 2009?

Answer: John Demjanjuk.

15005. The lawyer for 26/11 Mumbai terror attack accused Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, who was sacked by Special Judge M.L. Tahaliyani for "non-cooperation"?

Answer: Abbas Kazmi. K P Pawar was appointed Kasab"s new lawyer in place of Kazmi.

15006. Who has been given the award for Cricketer of the year as well as test batsman of the year in Ceat cricket awards 2008 /09?

Answer: Gautham Gambhir

15007. Who won the ATP World Tour Finals title with a straight sets victory over Argentina"s Juan Martin del Potro at London"s O2 Arena?

Answer: Nikolay Davydenko

15008. Which film declared as the best film in the last 96 years after an innovative on-line contest “T20 of Indian Cinema” launched by the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), co-host of the International Film festival of India (IFFI), in commemoration of the IFFI-09?

Answer: Meghe Dhaka Tara, a Bengali film by director Ritwik Ghatak.

15009. Jammu and Kashmir has stopped work on a road project under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) in Demchok in south-east Leh in Ladakh after the objection of India’s neighbouring country. Which is that country?

Answer: China

15010. Name of the rival body formed by the disgruntled members of the official All India Chess Federation (AICF)?

Answer: Chess Association of India.

15011. Who has been appointed as the new CEO of the I-League?

Answer: Mr.Sunando Dhar

15012. Which pair clinched their third ATP Challenger doubles title of the season after defeating Jarkko Nieminen and Henri Kontinen 6-2, 7-6 in the final of the Helsinki event in Finland?Rohan Bopanna (India)and

Answer: Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi(Pakistan).

15013. Who has been named European Footballer of the Year to win the prestigious Ballon d"Or award?

Answer: Lionel Messi.

15014. Which Tennis player has been fined $175,000 and put on probation for two years by the International Tennis Federation for her foul-mouthed tirade at the US Open?

Answer: Serena Williams

15015. Which scientist had won the first Infosys Prize for Physical Sciences, which comes with a cash award of Rs 50 lakh?

Answer: Thanu Padmanabhan. He is an Indian theoretical physicist, currently the Distinguished Professor at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, (IUCAA) at Pune, India

15016. Malayalam-Tamil actress who won the prestigious Golden Lamp Tree award for the best short film at the IFFI in Goa for her directorial debut “Kelkkunundo”

Answer: Geetu Mohandas. The award carries Rs. 5 lakhs and the film “Kelkkunundo was selected from among 206 films from 26 countries.

15017. Veteran Japanese diplomat who was elected new director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in a closely contested election?

Answer: Yukiya Amano

15018. Name of the former Miss Argentina who died after complications arising from cosmetic surgery on her buttocks?

Answer: Solange Magnano.

15019. Malayalee director who won the Vasudha award for the best environmental film at this year"s International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that concluded in Goa?

Answer: Sanjeev Sivan

15020. Who has been appointed as "Director-Media to the Prime Minister of India" recently ?

Answer: Binoy Job

15021. Which car has managed to beat even the entry entrants and scored the highest in the entry mid-size segment according to J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2009 India initial quality study released recently?

Answer: Ford Ikon

15022. Who has been elected the first President of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), the organization created by the July merger of the World Association of Newspapers and IFRA, the research and service organization for the news publishing industry?

Answer: Gavin O’Reilly, the Chief Executive Officer of Ireland-based Independent News & Media PLC.

15023. Which film was awarded the prestigious Golden Peacock for best film at the 40th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) at Goa?

Answer: “I Can’t Live Without You” (Taiwanese film). The award, a citation and cash prize of Rs.40 lakh (Rs.4 million), was awarded to the film’s director Leon Dai.

15024. Who was awarded the prestigious Silver Peacock for best director at the 40th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) at Goa?

Answer: Ounie Leconte. She won the award for her French-South Korean film “A Brand New Life”

15025. Who won the Lifetime Achievement Award instituted for the first time by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy at the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK)?

Answer: Mrinal Sen. He is an acclaimed Bengali film maker who made significant contributions to international cinema.

15026. Name of a new force which will be created by the Indian Navy to protect Naval bases and border the coastline areas?

Answer: Sagar Prahari Bal (SPB).

15027. Who was named the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year-2009?

Answer: Saina Nehwal.

15028. Who has won the sports category of CNN-IBN Indian of the year 2009?

Answer: Saina Nehwal.

15029. Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) has selected which city for its award for the Best Solid Waste Management City from among 63 cities where JNNURM projects have been implemented?

Answer: Kochi (Kerala)

15030. Which country’s cabinet held meeting on Mount Everest to raise awareness of the effects of climate change?

Answer: Nepal

15031. Which country hosted South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup In 2009?

Answer: Bangladesh

15032. Former Wimbledon and Australian Open champion who retired from professional tennis recently?

Answer: Amelie Mauresmo.

15033. Who is appointed as the Fielding consultant of the Indian Cricket Team for a three week period?

Answer: Mike Young.

15034. Who won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Religion from the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and the University of Louisville?

Answer: Eboo Patel

15035. Central Government has recently rejected the Supreme Court collegium"s move to elevate to the apex court Karnataka High Court Chief Justice in the wake of allegations of land grabbing against him and his family. Name of that High Court Chief Justice?

Answer: P D Dinakaran

15036. From December 7, 2009, environment ministers and officials met in a European City for the United Nations climate conference to thrash out a successor to the Kyoto protocol. Which is that city?

Answer: Copenhagen, Denmark.

15037. The First Cyber Forensic and Digital Analysis Centre in India has started functioning in which city?

Answer: Thiruvananthapuram(Kerala)

15038. Which team became only the third team to beat South Africa in a home one-day cricket series after the final match in Durban was abandoned because of rain?

Answer: England. England won the series 2-1.

15039. Who won the man of the match award in the third test between India and Sri Lanka held at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai?

Answer: Virendra Sehwag. He scored 293 runs in the first innings.

15040. Who won the Player of the series award in the recently held 3 test matches between India and Sri Lanka?

Answer: Virendra Sehwag.

15041. 5 percent in La Paz?

Answer: Evo Morales

15042. Legendary actress who charmed Indian audiences with her performances in “Anarkali” and “Taj Mahal” died on the 6th of December 2009 due to cardiac arrest?

Answer: Bina Rai.

15043. India signed a broad-based civil nuclear agreement with a country on the 7th of December 2009 which will ensure transfer of technology and uninterrupted uranium fuel supplies to its nuclear reactors and inked three pacts in the defence sector. Which is that country?

Answer: Russia.

15044. Which country have retained the Davis Cup after taking an unassailable 3-0 lead in the final against the Czech Republic by winning the doubles?

Answer: Spain

15045. Which country has claimed consecutive Champions Trophy titles, scoring four unanswered second-half goals to beat Germany 5-3 in the final in Melbourne?

Answer: Australia.

15046. FIFA Club World Cup-2009 was played from 9 December to 19 December 2009 in which city?

Answer: Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

15047. Which player won the Man of the match award in the first 20-20 Cricket match between India and Sri Lanka held in Nagpur on 9th December 2009?

Answer: Kumar Sangakkara. He scored 78 runs from 37 balls. Sri Lanka won the match by 29 runs.

15048. Which country has the world"s lowest fertility rate, with an average of one child per woman according to the latest population survey conducted by Population Reference Bureau (PRB), an organization of the United States?

Answer: Taiwan.

15049. Which was the most read news story of the past decade, surpassing the Iraq War and the attacks of Sept. 11, according to an analysis by a U.S.-based media tracking group?

Answer: The rise of China as an economic superpower.

15050. According to a book published in Germany, the cause of the Holocaust was Hitler’s “obsession with his mother"s death after her treatment for cancer by a Jewish doctor”. Name of that book?

Answer: “November 9: How World War One Led To the Holocaust”
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