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    GK preparation For MBA entrance examinations

    This supplement covers the important pieces of information.The supplement focuses on Personalities, Places and Awards that are important from the examination point of view. Hope this supplement will serve the intended purpose of helping you in General Knowledge section of the forthcoming MBA entrance examinations.





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    1. PERSONALITIES

    A. Heads of Important International Organizations

    1. United Nations Secretary – General: Ban-ki-Moon
    2. President of the International Court of Justice: Hisashi Owada
    3. Director – General of International Labor Organization (ILO): Juan Somavia
    4. Director – General of Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO): Jacques Diouf
    5. Director – General of World Health Organization (WHO): Dr. Margaret Chan
    6. Head of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF): Ann Veneman
    7. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): Antonio Guterres
    8. Director – General of United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO):
    Irina Bokova
    9. President of the World Bank (WB): Robert B. Zoellick
    10. Managing Director the International Monetary Fund (IMF): Dominique Strauss Kahn
    11. Director-General of World Trade Organization (WTO): Pascal Lamy
    12. Head International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA): Mohamed ElBaradei
    13. Secretary – General of the Non Aligned Movement (NAM): Hosni Mubarak
    14. Secretary – General of South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC): Sheel Kant
    Sharma
    15. Chairman of South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC): Mahinda Rajapaksa
    16. Head of the Commonwealth of Nations: Queen Elizabeth-II
    17. Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations: Kamalesh Sharma
    18. Secretary General of Amnesty International: - Irene Zubaida Khan
    19. Secretary – General of Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD):
    Jose Angel Gurria
    20. Secretary General of Organization of Petroleum Exporting countries (OPEC): Abdalla – Salem –
    El - Badri
    21. President of European Commission: Jose Manuel Durao Barroso
    22. President International Olympic Committee (IOC): Jacques Rogge
    23. President of International Cricket Council (ICC): David Morgan
    24. Chief Executive Officer of International Cricket Council: Haroon Lorgat
    25. President FIFA: Joseph Sepp Blatter
    26. Chairman of Federal Reserve Bank of America: Ben Bernanke
    27. President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB): Haruhiko Kuroda

    B. Heads of important Government Offices,Institutions / Other organizations

    1. Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India: K. G. Balakrishnan
    2. Chairman of Sangeet Natak Academy: Ram Niwas Mirdha
    3. President of Sahitya Academy: Sunil Gangopadhyay
    4. Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharti of India: Baljeet Singh Lalli
    5. Chairman of the Planning Commission of India : Dr. Manmohan Singh
    6. Deputy chairman of the Planning Commission of India: Montek Singh Ahluwalia
    7. President of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII): Venu Srinivasan
    8. Director General of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII): Chandrajeet Banerjee
    9. President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industries (FICCI): Harsh Pati Singhania
    10. President of National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM): Som Mittal
    11. Chairman of National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM): Pramod Bhasin
    12. Chairman of National School of Drama: Amal Allana
    13. Comptroller & Auditor General of India (CAG): Vinod Rai
    14. Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC): Pratyush Sinha
    15. Director General of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research: Samir K. Brahmachari
    16. Director of Indian Agriculture Research Institute(IARI): Hari Shankar Gupta
    17. Chairman of the Election Commission / Chief Election Commissioner: Naveen Chawla
    18. Attorney General of India: Goolam E. Vahanwati
    19. Solicitor General of India : Gopal Subramanium
    20. Law minister to the Government of India :- M. Veerappa Moily
    21. Chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India: T.S. Vijayan
    22. Chairman cum Managing Director of (CMD) of General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC):
    Yogesh Lohia
    23. Chairman of Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority (IRDA): J. Hari Narayan
    24. Chairman of National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD): Umesh Chandra
    Sarangi
    25. Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC): S. K. Thorat
    26. Chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI): Viajy Kumar Chopra
    27. Governor of Reserve Bank of India: D. Subbarao
    28. Chairman of the State Bank of India: O.P. Bhatt
    29. Secretary General of Lok Sabha: P.D.T. Achary
    30. Speaker of the Lok Sabha: Meira Kumar
    31. Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha: Kariya Munda
    32. Chairman of the Rajya Sabha: Mohammad Hamid Ansari
    33. Deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha: K. Rahaman Khan
    34. Secretary –General of the Rajya Sabha: Vivek Agnihotri
    35. Chairperson of the Children Film Society of India: Nandita Das
    36. Chairman of National Film Development Corporation of India: Om Puri
    37. Chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC): D. P. Aggarwal
    38. Chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI): Dr. J.S. Sarma
    39. Cabinet Secretary to the Government of India: K. M. Chandrashekhar
    40. Chairman of Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI): C. B. Bhave
    41. President of ASSOCHAM: Swati Piramal
    42. Central Information Commissioner (CIC): Presently vacant
    43. Chief of the Army Staff: Deepak Kapoor
    44. Chief of the Air Staff: P. V. Naik
    45. Chief of the Naval Staff: Nirmal Kumar Verma
    46. Chief of the Integrated Defense staff: Suresh Chand Mukul
    47. Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI): Ashwini Kumar
    48. Chairman of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO): K. Radhakrishnan
    49. Chairman of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB): Amrita Patel


    C. Important Commissions and Chairpersons

    1. Chairman of 13th Finance Commission of India: Dr. Vijay Kelkar
    2. Chairman of 18th Law Commission of India: A. R. Lakshamanan
    3. Chairman of National Knowledge Commission: Sam Pitroda
    4. Chairman of National Farmer Commission: M.S. Swaminathan
    5. Chairman of National Investment Commission: Ratan Tata
    6. Chairperson of the National Commission for Women: Girija Vyas
    7. Acting chairperson of National Human Rights Commission: G. P. Mathur
    8. Chairman of National Commission for Minorities: Mohammed Shafi Qureshi
    9. Chairman of the National Commission for Backward Classes: S. R. Pandian
    10. Chairman of National Commission of Economically Backward Classes: S. R. Sinha
    11. Chairman of National Commission of Scheduled Castes (SCs): Buta Singh
    12. Chairman of National Commission of Scheduled Tribes (STs): Urmila Singh
    13. Chairman (part time) of Forest Commission of India: B.N. Kirpal
    14. Chairman of Central Water Commission: A.K. Bajaj
    15. Chairman of Company Law Board: S. Balasubramanium
    16. Chairman of National Statistical Commission: R. Radhakrishna
    17. Chairman of the Committee on the Fully Convertibility of Rupee/ Capital Account Convertibility:
    S. S. Tarapore
    18. Chairman of the sixth pay commission: B. N. Srikrishna
    19. Chairman of the committee appointed to study at the status of Muslims in India: Rajinder Sachar
    20. Chairman of the Babri Masjid demolition issue: M.S. Liberhan
    21. Chairman of 1993 Mumbai bomb blast case: Justice Sri Krishna

    D. Important Personalities who passed away in 2009& their associated fields

    i. International Personalities


    1. Mark Felt — Also known as ‘Deep Throat’ the secret informant of the Watergate Scandal that
    ultimately led to the collapse of the Richard Nixon government.
    2. Harold Pinter — The Nobel prize winning British Playwright.
    3. Samuel P. Huntington — A famous political scientist known for his views on clash of civilizations.
    4. Jade Goody — A dental surgeon by profession and a world famous reality show artist.
    5. Henry Allingham — World’s oldest man
    6. Les Paul — A guitar legend
    7. Kim Dae Jung — Former President of South Korea

    ii. Indian Personalities

    1. Manjit Bawa — A distinguished painter
    2. Vimla Thakar — A noted Gandhian and a spiritual thinker
    3. Firoz Khan — A noted cine-actor
    4. Raja Chelliah — A noted economist , known for his report on tax reforms in India
    5. Vishnu Prabhakar — A renowned Hindi author
    6. Syed Abdullah Bukhari — Former Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid
    7. D.K. Pattamal — A famous Carnatic vocalist
    8. Gangubai Hangal — A renowned Hindustani classical vocalist
    9. Leela Naidu — Known Hindi film actress
    10. Gayatri Devi — Former Queen of Jaipur
    11. Y.S. Rajshekhar Reddy — Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh

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    2. IMPORTANT PLACES

    Sports related venues

    1. Olympic Games 2008: Beijing (China)
    2. Olympic Games 2012: London (U. K)
    3. Olympic Games 2016: Rio de Janiero
    4. Asian Games 2006: Doha (Qatar)
    5. Asian Games 2010: Guangzhou (China)
    6. Asian Games 2014: Incheon (South Korea)
    7. Tenth South Asian Federation Games-2006: Colombo (Sri Lanka)
    8. Eleventh South Asian Federation Games-2010: Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    9. Commonwealth Games 2006: Melbourne (Australia)
    10. Commonwealth Games 2010: New Delhi (India)
    11. Winter Olympic Games 2006: Turin, Italy
    12. Winter Olympic Games 2010: Vancouver (Canada)
    13. Winter Olympic Games 2014: Sochi (Russia)
    14. International Cricket Council World Cup –2003: South Africa
    15. International Cricket Council World Cup – 2007: West Indies
    16. International Cricket Council World Cup – 2011: India + Sri Lanka + Bangladesh
    17. FIFA World Cup 2006: Germany
    18. FIFA World Cup 2010: South Africa
    19. FIFA World Cup 2014: Brazil
    20. 35th National Games of India – 2010: Kerala


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    3. IMPORTANT AWARDS

    A. Important Awards and Winners

    1. Nobel Prize Winners 2009
    Peace: Barack Obama “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and
    cooperation between peoples”
    Literature: Herta Müller, A Romanian author.
    Economics: Elinor Ostrom & Oliver E. Williamson for their analysis of economic governance
    Physics: Charles K. Kao Willard S. Boyle George E. Smith “for groundbreaking achievements
    concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication”& “for the invention of an
    imaging semiconductor circuit – the CCD sensor”
    Chemistry: Venkatraman Ramakrishnan Thomas A. Steitz Ada E. Yonath “for studies of the structure
    and function of the ribosome”
    Medicine: Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider, Jack W. Szostak “for the discovery of how
    chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase
    2. Ramon Magsaysay award-2009/Asia’s Nobel Prize: Deep Joshi, a renowned social worker who
    brought professionalism in the working of NGOs and contributed immensely in the development of
    rural India.
    3. Man Booker Prize for fiction for 2009: This award has been won by Hilary Mantel for her novel
    Wolf Hall
    4. 81st Oscar Awards 2008:
    a. Best Picture of 2008: Slumdog Millionaire
    b. Best Actor: Sean Penn in Milk
    c. Best Actress: Kate Winslet in The Reader
    d. Best Director: Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire
    e. Best Foreign language film: Departures, a Japanese movie
    5. Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development in 2009: Bill Gates
    6. Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Peace & Reconciliation in 2009: This award has
    been won by Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel laureate and famous pro democracy leader of Myanmar.
    7. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2008-09: The latest recipients are Mary Kom (Women’s boxing),
    Sushil Kumar (Wrestling), Vijender Kumar (Men’s Boxing).
    8. Jananpith Award for 2006: Ravindra Kelekar for his numerous works in Konkani language and
    Satyavrat Shastri for his number of works in Sanskrit.
    9. Dada Saheb Phalke award for 2009: This prize has been won by veteran singer Manna Dey
    10. Miss Universe 2009: This title has been won by Stefania Fernandez of Venezuela
    11. Miss World 2008: Miss Russia, Ksenia Sukhinova, won this coveted title.
    12. Vyas Samman 2008: Mannu Bhandari is the latest recipient of this award for 2008.This award has
    been given her for her autobiographical work ‘Ek Kahani Yeh Bhi’.
    13. Stockholm Water Prize 2009: Bindeshwar Pathak, the man behind the “Sulabh International”, is
    the winner of this award.
    B. Important Sports Awards and winners
    1. FIFA World Cup 2006: Italy won the FIFA World cup held at Germany, by defeating France in the
    finals.
    2. Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament 2009: India became the champion in 2009 by defeating
    Malaysia.
    3. Grand Slam Tournaments
    A. Wimbledon – 2009
    i. Men’s Singles title was won by Roger Federer by defeating Andy Roddick
    ii. Women’s Singles title was won by Serena Williams by defeating Venus Williams
    B. French Open – 2009
    i. Men’s Singles title was won by Roger Federer by defeating Robin Soderling
    ii. Women’s Singles title was won by Svetlana Kuznetsova by defeating Dinara Safina
    C. U. S. Open – 2009
    i. Men’s Singles title was claimed by Juan Martin Del Potro by defeating Roger Federer.
    ii. Women’s Singles title was won by Kim Clijsters by defeating Caroline Wozniacki
    D. Australian Open – 2009
    i. Men’s Singles title was claimed by Rafael Nadal by defeating Roger Federer .
    ii. Women’s Singles title was won by Serena Williams by defeating Dinara Safina
    4. World Chess Championship 2008: Vishwanathan Anand defeated Vladimir Kramanik to
    defend the World Chess Championship title.

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    Section A, B, C requires regular update.... and thanks for much intense info....

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    good work done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

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