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KBC's 2nd Day Episode Questions :

Pakistan Chief Justice of Supreme Court Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry disqualify Yousaf Raza Gilani as prime minister.

Women's Boxing is the sport made it's Olympic Debut in London Olympics 2012.

Srenivasan Ramanujan's Birthday is declared as the National Mathematics Day by Dr Manmohan Singh.

V S Ramadevi is the only woman to become Chief Election Commissioner of India.

Hoggs Boson is also known as God Particle founded in Geneva.

List of Top Mobile operators in the world

1. China Mobile

- Country - China

- Subscribers 666 Million

- Ownership Government of China (75%) & public (25%)

2. Vodafone

- Country - England

- Subscribers 444 Million

3. Airtel

- Country - India

- Subscribers 260 Million

- Ownership Bharti (65%), SingTel (30%), Vodafone (5%)

The Fortune 500 is an annual list compiled and published by Fortune magazine of the top 500 companies of the world.

List of Fortune 500 for the year 2012

1. Royal Dutch Shell - Petroleum company

Country : Netherlands

Market Value : 484 Billion $

2. ExxonMobil - Petroleum company

Country - USA

Market Value - 450 Billion $

3. Walmart - Retail

Country - USA

Market Value - 447 B $

List of top Indian companies in this list

83 - Indian Oil

99 - Reliance Industries

Total 8 companies have featured in this list.

Indian Oil,

Reliance Industries,

Bharat Petroleum,

Hindustan Petroleum,

Tata Motors,


Tata Steel,


Fortune 500 Female PowerBrokers

Number 1 :

Meg Whitman, Hewlett - Packard (HP) CEO

Top Indian :

Number 4

Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo (Pepsi), CEO

Various famous summits


1st G20 summit was held at United States, Washington DC lead by George W. Bush(President of USA)

last (7th) G20 summit was held at Los Cobas, Mexico lead by Felipe Calderon (President of Mexico)

Next (8th) G20 summit will held at Saint Petersberg, Russia lead by Vladamir Putin(President of Russia)

SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional corporation)

Last SAARC summit was held at Addu City, Maldives

Next SAARC summit will take place at Nepal

ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations)

Last ASEAN summit was held at Cambodia

Next SAARC summit will take place at Brunei

Oscar 2011

Best film


The knigs speech

Best actor


Collin Firth for The kings speech

Best actress


Natalie Portman for Black Swan

Best Director


Tom Hooper for The kings speech

Oscar 2012

Best film


The artist

Best actor


Jean Judarjin for The artist

Best actress


Mery Strip for The Iron Lady

Best Director


Michel Hazanavicius for The artist

World Days


World Laughter day


World wetland day


World Cancer day


Womens day


Literacy Day


World Forestry day


World water day


World Health day


Earth day


World Athletics day


Commonwealth day


Anti Tobacco day


Enviornment day


World Ocean day


Olympics day


Doctors day


Population day


Youth day


World literacy day


World ozone day


World heart day


World tourism day


World food day


World Polio day


World AIDS day


World Conservation day


Human Rights day


World Energy day

Famous Indian Awards

59th Indian National Awards 2012

Best Film : Deool (Marathi) & Kannada Film 'Byari'

Best Hindi Film : I AM

Best Actor : Girish Kulkarni (Marathi Film 'Deool')

Best Actress : Vidya Balan (The Dirty Picture)

Best Director : Gurvinder Singh (Panjabi Film 'Anhe Ghore Da Daan')

Best Child Film : Chillar Party

Best Book : Anirudha Bhattacharjee, Balaji Vittal

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awrad 2012 (Highest award for any sports person in India)

2 winners :

Vijay Kumar (London Olympics 2012 Silver Medal winner in 25 meter pistol fire shooting)

Yogeshwar Dutt (London Olympics 2012) bronze medal winner in 60 Kg free style wrestling)

Arjuna Awards 2012

Deepika Kumari (Archery)

Ashwini Ponnappa (Badminton)

Parupalli Kashyap (Badminton)

Aditya Mehta (Billards and snooker)

Yuvraj Singh (Cricket)

Sardar Singh (Hockey)

Vikas Krishnan (Boxing)

Vishwanathan Anand was the first recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

Java Trench, also known as Sunda Trench is the deepest point of Indian Ocean.

1 followed by 100 zeros is known as Googol.

One Byte is equal to 8 bits.

Sikkim state has the lowest population.

Aurangzeb Mughal emperor assumed the title of 'Alamgir' (Conqueror of the world)

Nitrous Oxide is commonly known as Laughing gas.

Jamshedpur is known as Steel City of India.

Alpha is the first letter of Greek alphabet. Omega is the last one.

Lord Mahavira, the last of 24 tirthankars in Jain tradition, attain Nirvana at Pawapuri (Bihar).

Apart from Russia, the territory of Turkey lies in both Europe ad Asia continents.

Iskandar Mirza was the first President of Pakistan.

Shilma hill station was the summer capital of British India.

Padmavathy Bandopadhyay was the first woman Air Marshal of Indian Air Force (IAF).

'Royal Bengal', 'Sumatran', 'Malayan' and 'Siberian' are the species of Tiger.

In 1998, Google was co-founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

Headquarter of RBI is in Mumbai

NewZealand was the first country to give 'Right - to - vote' to women in elections.

Bankimchandra Cahtterjee wrote Vande Mataram

Kumbh Mela at Ujjain is held on the banks of Kshipra river.

Morarbad in India is known as brass city

Kharagpur (West Bengal) has the longest railway platform in the world.

Central Potato research institute is located at Shilma.

Pandit Ravi Shankar is associated with Sitar.

'Daughter of the East' is the autobiography of Benazir Bhutto

Womesh Chandra Bonerjee was the first President of the Insian National Congress

Anil Kumble is the only Indian cricketer to have taken 10 wickets in an innings.

Jim Lakers is also the cricketer to taken 10 wikets in an inning and also was first individual to take in old traffod 1956 in ashes vs Australia.

Zeenat Aman was the first Indian to win Miss Asia Pacific title in 1970.

The Headquarters of United Nations (UN) is located at New York City, USA.

Sharat Chandra Chatterjee wrote the famous novel 'Devdas'.

Lala Lajpat Rai presided the first session of All India Trade Union congress in 1920.

Korfball is the sport in which each team consists of 4 males and 4 females.

Fungi is the cause of infectious disease Athlete's Foot.

Tungsten is used to make Electric Bulb Filaments,

Mandarin is the most spoken language in the world.

Naxalbari Village, the birth place of Naxalite Movement, is located in West Bengal.

Sivakasi city in Tamil Nadu is famous for Fireworks.

Morarji Desai's samadhi in Ahmedabad is known as Abhay Ghat.

Lactose natural sugar is found in Milk.

On 18th March 1965, Alezey Leonov became the first person in the world to walk in the space.

Karnam Malleshwari is the first Indian woman to win Olympic Medal.

Subhash Chandra Bose founded Forward Block Political Party.

Radcliffe line is the boundary line demarcating India and Pakistan.

The difference between Indian Standard Time (IST) and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5:30 Hrs.

The observation that 'Supply creates it's own demand' is known as Say's Law.

Silver is the best conductor of Electricity among all the metals.

Virendra Sehwag is the only Indian cricketer to score Triple Century in test cricket.

Bengaluru is known as 'The Silicon Valley of India'.

In Hindu Mythology, Kamadhenu is a cow.

Services is the biggest contributor of the India's GDP.

Devika Rani Roerich is the first Recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke award (The most prestigious award in Indian cinema, given for the Life Time Achievement.)

Todar Mal was Akbar's financial adviser.

Bachendri Pal was the first Indian woman to climb Mount Everest.

In Hindu Mythology, Airawat is an Elephant.

Jama Masjid, Delhi is the largest(biggest) mosque in India.

Old name of Delhi is Indraprastha.

Chanakya was the chief advisor of Ruler Chandragupta Maurya.

Barcelona is the football club which is all set to open Football school in India.

Crescograph, a device for measuring growth in plants, was invented by Indian scientist Jagadish Chandra Bose.

Danny Boyle, invented 8 Oscar award winning film, 'Slumdog Millionaire'.

At the time of independence, J. B. Kriplani was the president of the Indian National Congress.