International and National Current Affairs for Year 2012 and 2013

  1. Longest Crocodile is found in Lolong, Philippines which is of 21 meters long.
  2. Third Nuclear test is made by North Korea in spite of World Countries in the month of February 2013.
  3. Which ex-president of Maldives was issued an arrest warrant by its own country? – Mohammad Nashid.
  4. Name of virus that researchers found that is being spread in Human Beings by Britain Scientists- Karona Virus.
  5. Biggest Airlines in World- American Airlines.
  6. ONE BILLION RISING is the activity hosted by UNO for the prevention of Rapes attempts and other illegal activities over women all over the world.
  7. Who is the lady to be nominated to receive Gold Prize for her contribution to women study and equality? – Malaya Yousuf zai.
  8. Name of the Indian lady to get elected as Speaker for Singapore Parliament- Halimah binte Yacob.
  9. Where is Bailong Elevator located at? – China ( is also called as Hundred Dragons Elevator)
  10. Height of the Bailong Elevator: 1070 Feets.
  11. Which country has made its VISA processing critical for Students which resulted in less count of Indians- Britain.
  12. Where is University of Aleppo is located that faced 2 bomb blasts resulting in death of 82 Students– Syria
  13. Where is the largest Power generation based on Air is being planned for construction?- Close to Fukushima Port, Japan
  14. Who is the 44th President of America? – Barack Hussein Obama II.
  15. Which country sent monkey for research in a Space Capsule in 2013 – Iran
  16. Name of the country that released guang ming chang Weather satellite in Year-2012: West Korea
  17. Where is the longest and fastest train in world located? – China covering a distance of 2,298 Kms.
  18. Name of the country that has constructed a underwater tunnel over a Yangtze river to connect 2 places- China with a distance of 27km- China
  19. Name of the Cyclone that hit USA’s 13 states- Sandy
  20. Where is the Indian Ocean RIM  Association for Regional Research established in 1997 at?- Mauritius
  21. Name of the country that got its elected as Dialogue Body for IOR-RAC –United States
  22. List of Participating countries in IOR-RAC are Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Oman, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka,  Tanzania, Thailand, UAE, Yemen, Sey Chelles
  23. Name of the Russian ship that missed along with the crew of transportation ship that was carrying 700 metric tons of Gold- AMURSKAYA
  24. Who is the 14th president of America to be elected twice consequently- Barak Hussein Obama
  25. Name of third Indian to be elected to American Congress- Dr. Ame Bera.
  26. What is the word that is elected as “Word of the Year 2012”- Omnishambles
  27. Which country rejected the decision of Capital Punishment (Hanging) by United Nations Organization? – India
  28. Name of the first aircraft carrier for Military Operations in China tested with J-15 sucessful  landing- Liaoning
  29. Which is the India’s largest Trade partner? – China
  30. Name of the country that joined World Trade Organization in 2012– Russia
  31. In which year is the swine flu started spreading?- Mexico 2009
  32. Name of the ISI organization that made blasts in Hyderabad in the year 2013– Indian Mujahiddin
  33. Famous Sitar legend awarded with posthumous Lifetime Achievement Grammy award ON 9 February 2013- Pundit Ravi Shankar
  34. World cancer day was observed on – 4 February 2013
  35. Name of the US general who took command of NATO led ISAF in Afghanistan- Joseph Dun ford
  36. Who is the oldest table tennis player recently died in Beijing on 7th February 2013-  Zhuang Zedong
  37. South Asian Autism Network (SAAN) Conference for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) was concluded on –11 Feb 2013
  38. Who is the advocate general of West Bengal resigned from his office on 8 February 2013- Anindya Kumar Mitra
  39. World Radio Day-12 February 2013
  40. Name of chief Justice sworn in as the Lokayukhta on 14 February 2013-Y Bhaskar Rao
  41. Name of the person appointed as Permanent Representative of India to United Nations on 13 Feb 2013- Asoke Kumar Mukerji
  42. Name of the Cartoon banned in Bangladesh with a reason of fear of Hindi Invasion- Doraemon
  43. Who is the present chairman of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority- T. S. Vijayan
  44. Who is the Former minister and 3 times elected MP died in month of February 2013-Radhakishan Malviya
  45. Name of the TATA group chairman- Cyrus Pallonji Mistry
  46. What is the name of the Car rally that was organized in West Bengal from Helipad ground in salt lake stadium- Silk Route Car Rally
  47. Name of the appointed as Vice President for India Cement- Mahendra Singh Dhoni
  48. Name of the swimmer who announced retirement after achieving gold medal-Rebecca Adlington
  49. Name of the satellite launched by NASA that allows staying in touch with space station astronauts- Tracking and Data Relay Satellite
  50. Name of the sportsperson who received Fourth Allan Border Medal in Melbourne- Michael Clarke
  51. Who is the current king of Bhutan- Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wang chuck
  52. Which is the largest Private Sector bank that is awarded with Financial Institutions Syndicated Deal of the Year 2012 in its Asia Pacific Region- YES Bank
  53.  Name of the Convict hanged after 20 years who attacked Indian Parliament after his mercy petition cancellation in 9 Feb 2013– Afzal Guru
  54.  Name of Indian Actor listed in inaugural Forbes India Celebrity 100 list is Sharukh Khan
  55. Name of the kannada author among 10 authors who are nominated to Man Booker Prize 2013 for Fiction- UR Ananthamurthy
  56. Name of the person who got elected for bravery in Anti- terrorist operations in Jammu & Kashmir and was major of Rashtriya Rifles- Major Abup J Manjali
  57. Famous play back singer who rejected Padma Bhushan Award- Sreeramamurthy Janaki
  58. Former Prime Minister of India and the head of unsteady coalition government in 1990s who died at the age of 92 following brief illness on 30 November 2012 – Inder Kumar Gujral
  59.  Chairperson of the National League of Democracy of Myanmar  who visited India from 13 November 2012 to 18 November 2012 – Aung San Suu Kyi
  60.  The US special envoy to Af-Pak (Afghanistan-Pakistan) who on 27 November 2012 announced his resignation- Marc Grossman
  61.  The person who was sworn-in as Brazil’s Supreme Court’s first non-White President on 23 November 2012 – Joaquim Barbosa
  62.  The former President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, was awarded with Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace on 22 November 2012- Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
  63.  The Bihar Cadre Senior IPS Officer of 1974 batch was appointed as next director of Central Bureau of Investigation on 22 November 2012 for two years- Ranjit Sinha
  64.  Royal Opera House chief executive who on 22 November 2012 was appointed as director general of the BBC – Tony Hall
  65. The Former Captain and legendary opener of Indian Cricket Team on 21 November 2012 was conferred with BCCI’s prestigious Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award –Sunil Gavaskar
  66. The Pakistani National and the lone surviving terrorist of 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attacks who was hanged on 21 November 2012 at Pune’s Yerwada Jail – Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab
  67. The person who was appointed as the head coach of the men’s National Basketball Team in the third week of November 2012 by the Basketball Federation of India (BFI)- Scott Flemming
  68. The former Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court on 19 November 2012 was appointed as the new Chairperson of the Election Commission of The Indian Olympic Association (IOA)- Anil Dev Singh
  69. The 23rd official James Bond movie which became the highest-grossing installment in the 50-year-old franchise- Skyfall
  70. The Chairman of Assam Tribune Group of Newspapers died on 17 November 2012 at his residence in Rajgarh – Tulsi Govinda Baruah
  71. The actor and the actress who bagged the best actor and actress award in the 58th Idea Filmfare Awards given away on 20 January 2013-Ranbir Kapoor and Vidya Balan
  72. The Shiv Sena Supremo   who died on 17 November 2012 at the age of 86 – Balasaheb Keshav Thackeray
  73. The California-based, Indian-American  who became the only 3rd of the community to win Congressional Election, making it to US House of Representatives – Ami Bera
  74. The ex-Defence Minister of India and former Planning Commission Deputy Chairman who died on 15 November 2012- K.C. Pant
  75. The Person who was elected new General Secretary of the Party’s seven-member Politburo standing committee by the Communist Party of China (CPC) on 15 November 2012 – Xi Jinping
  76. The UK Word of the Year 2012 , chosen  by the Oxford English Dictionary – Omnishambles
  77. Renowned literary critic and educator who on 10 November 2012 was awarded the prestigious Kyoto Prize in Kyoto- Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
  78. Vice President of Indian National Congress is –Rahul Gandhi
  79. The great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi who was elected to a State Assembly in the United States during the general elections held on 6 November 2012- Shanti Gandhi
  80. BBC Director General who on 10 November 2012 resigned from the job over covering sexual abuse- George Entwistle
  81. The Iron Lady from Manipur who on 5 November 2012 completed 12 years of her fast demanding cancellation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958  (AFSPA)- Irom Sharmila
  82. Chinese-British writer and physician who was known by her pen name Han Suyin, died at the age of 95 on 2 November 2012- Elizabeth Comber
  83. Veteran BJP leader, former governor of Gujarat and Rajasthan and former finance minister of Bihar who passed away in State of Bihar on 3 November 2012- Kailashpati Mishra
  84. Indian American astronaut who along with a fellow astronaut moved out of the International Space Station on 1 November 2012- Sunita Williams
  85. The person elected by Shiv Sena as the President of the Party on 23 January 2013 at Sena Headquarters at Dadar, Central Mumbai- Uddhav Thackeray
  86. The Bollywood actress  who on 1 November 2012 was conferred with the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) by the French Ambassador to India François Richier- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
  87. Lyricist and well known poet who on 31 October 2012 awarded with Indira Gandhi National Integration Award by congress President Sonia Gandhi- Gulzar
  88. India’s leading strategic thinker and analyst, who on 25 October 2012 won the 2012 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award for his recently published book” Water: Asia’s New Battleground”- Brahma Chellaney
  89. Veteran Indian actress who on 25 October 2012 was Awarded with an Honorary Doctorate of Arts for her outstanding contribution to Indian cinema by the Edinburgh Napier University- Sharmila Tagore
  90. Actor and Satirist who died in a road accident on 25 October 2012 near Punjab’s Nakodar town 40 km from Jalandhar- Jaspal Bhatti
  91. The person who on 25 January 2013 became Czech Republic’s first directly elected President as per the Czech Republic Presidential election results-Milos Zeman
  92. The Order of Canada, highest civilian award in Canada to Chennai born Indian Scientist President of Micronutrient Initiative, Canada –Venkatesh Mannar
  93. The Bollywood superstar who topped the inaugural Forbes India Celebrity 100 list-Shahrukh Khan
    Rajnath Singh is the present Chief after Nitin Gadkari made his resignation to the post.
  94. The renowned playback singer, who on 26 January 2013 refused to accept the prestigious Padma Bhushan-Sreeramamurthy Janaki
  95. The ballistic missile successfully test fired by India with a strike range of around 700 kilometres, from an underwater platform in Bay of Bengal-K15
  96. The person who on 27 September 2012 was appointed as the new Indian Ambassador to Israel- Jaideep Sarkar
    Who is the mastermind responsible for 26/11 sentenced 35 Years of imprisonment by U.S federal district court judge Harry Leinenweber?- David Coleman Headley
  97. The girl of Indian Kazakh origin won the title of Miss Almaty 2012, on 14 September 2012- Farida Malik
    Name of the Scientists awarded with Prestigious AryaBhatta by the Astronautical Society of India (ASI)- Dr. A.E. Muthunayagam and Dr. V.K. Saraswat
  98. The Kannada author who was shortlisted among other ten authors for prestigious International Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2013-UR Ananthamurthy
  99. The major of Rashtriya Rifles who was selected for Kirti Chakra for his extraordinary bravery efforts in counter- terrorist operations in J&K-Major Abup J Manjali
  100. The former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor who constituted the 14th Finance Commission under Union Government in January 2013-Yaga Venugopal Reddy
  101. Aadesh is the first and fast patrol vessel of Indian Coast Guard launched by Cochin Ship Yard on 8th January 2013.
  102. The 16th NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) summit was held at –Tehran
  103. The person elected by Shiv Sena as the President of the Party on 23 January 2013 at Sena Headquarters at Dadar, Central Mumbai- Uddhav Thackeray
  104. Rajnath Singh is the present Chief after Nitin Gadkari made his resignation to the post.
  105. National Icons who are nominated by Election Commission of India and Olympic Bronze medalists are- Mary Kom and Saina Nehwal
  106. The largest shore patrol vessel which was commissioned in the eastern coast for maritime surveillance around Andaman and Nicobar Islands- NS Saryu
  107. Name of the third oldest elephant in the world to celebrate 66th birthday at the Inokashira Park Zoo of Japan- Hanako
  108. The Indian researcher who was selected to be felicitated with the Young Investigator Scholarship Award for his work on Alzheimer’s drug- Mahaveer Golechha
  109. The Union Minister for Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs, who was elected as a leader of Indian delegation for World Economic Forum 2013- Kamal Nath
  110. The place at where ITU summoned the World Conference on International Telecommunications held from 3-14 Dec 2012- Dubai
  111. The place at which Indian and Pakistani armies held Brigade Commander-level flag meeting- Chakan-Da-Bagh in Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir
  112. Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi is present Naval Chief and is 21st Naval Chief for the staff.
  113. Name of Indian who is appointed as chief economist and Senior vice president of World bank– Kaushik  Basu
  114. The man responsible for bringing white revolution in India and founder of world’s largest dairy company Amul who died on 9 September 2012- Verghese Kurien
  115. The Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister  who resigned on 25 September 2012 after the alleged corruption charges on him in awarding irrigation projects when he was state’s water resource minister- Ajit Pawar
  116. The Indian Union Minister of state for Telecommunication and Information Technology who was commissioned to be a Lieutenant in Territorial Army on 6 September 2012- Sachin Pilot
  117. Smita Shah is the first person from Indian-American origin currently serving as a parliamentarian for Democratic National Convention
  118. The driver of McLaren’s who became the winner of the Italian Grand Prix 2012 on 9 September 2012- Lewis Hamilton
  119. The cartoonist from Mumbai who was held for sedition- Aseem Trivedi
  120. The South Korean Movie which was awarded the Golden Lion Prize for best movie –Pieta
  121. The first British man to capture a Grand Slam single championship after 76 years- Andy Murray
  122. Infosys is the software company of Indiato acquire Switzerland based global management consultancy firm Lodestone.
    World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is on –10 September
  123. The official mascot for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil –Smiling Armadillo
  124. Name of Bank which opened its first branch in South Africa to enhance the relationship between South Africa and India- Bank of India
  125. Information training company  which partnered with Microsoft on 12 September 2012 for courses in Cloud computing- NIIT
  126. The President of Tajikistan who visited India from 1 to 4 September 2012- Emomali Rahmon
  127. The Dutch National who was appointed by World bank to be the country director for India on 10 September 2012- Onno Ruhl
  128. Name of person appointed as Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on 18 September 2012- Rajiv Mehta
  129. The astronaut of India American origin and a female astronaut who took over the command of International Space Station – Sunita Willimas
  130. The player of Indian Cricket team who was named as the ODI Cricketer of the year at ICC Awards Function held at Colombo, Sri Lanka – Virat Kohli
  131. The famous Urdu poet who died on 19 September 2012 in Kairana in Shamli district- Muzzaffar Razmi
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