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Current Affairs 2009 For All Competitive Exams

Current Affairs 2009 For All Competitive Exams

Current Affairs 2009 for all competitive exams

446. Who is the first Spanish woman to become the judge of the Supreme Court of United States?

Sonia Sotomayor

447. Hockey Test series between India and Belgium is won by?
India clinch the three-match hockey series 2-1

448. Who is appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive of ING Vysya Bank for a period of three years?
Shailendra Bhandari

449. Writer-director, Hollywood’s youth impresario of the 1980s and ’90s who captured the teen and preteen market with such favorites as “The Breakfast Club,” Sixteen Candles”,”Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “Home Alone, died recently ?
John Hughes

450. Which country dominated the Asian Youth Chess Championship, topping seven of the 12 categories as the event concluded at the Tivoli Garden Resort, New Delhi?
India won a total of eight gold, seven silver and eight bronze. Vietnam won two gold, while Kazakhstan, UAE and Iran won one each

451. Who is appointed as the army chief of Nepal?
Lt. Gen. Chhatraman Singh Gurung

452. Indian-American, expert in Intellectual Property, who is appointed for a key post in the US Commerce Department by the president Barack Obama?
RO Khanna.
He is an expert in Intellectual Property will work to open foreign markets to American technology.

453. Which team won the Italian Super Cup beating Inter Milan in the final by 2-1?

454. Which country won the World junior volleyball championship (Under 21) in 2009?
Brazil. They beat Cuba in the final. Brazil had won the title in 2001 & 2007
and runners up in 2003 & 2005. Cuba had first time became runners-up in this tournament. India lost in the Semifinals and had to satisfy with the fourth position.

455. The Captain of the Spanish football team Espanyol, who has died from a heart attack at the age of 26?
Dani Jarque

456. Who won the Man of the Match award in the fourth Ashes Test ?
Marcus North
He won Man of the Match for his brilliant hundred in the first innings.

457. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president who sworn-in as Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab for the second time this year?
Sukhbir Singh Badal

458. Which team won the Community Shield football title beating Manchester United 4-1 on penalties at Wembley after the teams drew 2-2 ?

459. Sister of former U.S.President John F. Kennedy, who carried on the family’s public service tradition by founding the Special Olympics and championing the rights of the mentally disabled, died recently at the age of 88?
Eunice Kennedy Shriver

460. Name the bowler played for Holland in the recent Twenty20 World Cup , who is recently included in the Australian team for the 20-20 match against England?

Dirk Nannes

461. Name the TV crime show host who faces jail after allegedly ordering murders in a bid to boost television ratings?
Wallace Souza
He is accused of arranging crimes and then broadcasting exclusive footage of the scenes.

462. One of the most revered guitarists in history and the father of the electric guitar, who passed away at the age of 94.

Photo Michael Ochs Archive Getty

Les Paul

463. Ashok Chakra, the nation’s highest peacetime award for gallantry on the eve of Independence Day is given to ?
Major Mohit Sharma(Posthumous)
Major D. Sreeram Kumar

467. Keerthi Chakra Awardees:
1.Major Amit Oscar Fernandes of 7 Maratha Light Infantry.
2.Major Deepak Tewari of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers Corps serving with 14 Rashtriya Rifles in Kashmir.
3.Paratrooper Shabir Ahmed Malik.
4.Naik Rishikesh Gurjar of 10 Rashtriya Rifles (Rajput).

468. Coach of West Indies who was sacked by the West Indies Cricket board ahead of the Champions Trophy?
John Dyson

469. American who was sentenced to seven years in prison but then deported after swimming to the lakeside home of detained Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi?

John William Yettaw 470. Zimbabwe’s player who equaled Saeed Anwar’s record highest individual one-day international score of 194 in the match against Bangladesh?

Charles Coventry

471. Chinese ace who is poised to become the first player in World Badminton Championship history to win three successive men’s singles titles?
Lin Dan

472. Who won the Rogers Cup doubles title beating Max Mirnyi and Andy Ram in Montreal.
Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles.

473. Who won Britain’s first ever World Championship heptathlon gold medal at the 12th IAAF World Athletics Championships?
Jessica Ennis

474. Who broke the world record at the 12th IAAF World Athletics Championships in Berlin after running the 100 meter sprint in just 9.58 seconds?
Usain Bolt

475. Who broke the world record at the 12th IAAF World Athletics Championships in Berlin after running the 200 meter sprint in just 19.19seconds?
Usain Bolt

476. Who won women’s shot put gold at the 12th World Athletic Championships in Berlin?
Valerie Vili from New Zealand

477. Who becomes the first farmer of India to receive pension implemented by a state?
N. Krishna Kurup. He is the first farmer to receive pension which is implemented by Government of Kerala

478. Who won the Cincinnati Open Tennis title after beating top-ranked Russian Dinara Safina in the final ?
Jelena Jankovic

479. Scottish tennis player has won the Montreal Masters event in Canada beating Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro in the final?
Andy Murray

480. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former president of South Korea who was crucial in promoting the country’s “Sunshine Policy” aiming at a detente with North Korea died recently?

Kim Dae Jung

481. Who is the Man of the series of One Day cricket series between Zimbabwe and Bangladsesh ?
Tamim Iqbal(Bangladesh).Bangladesh won the series by 4-1.

482. Who captured the World Athletics Championships gold medal in the women’s 100 meters to claim the title of “World’s Fastest Woman"

Shelly-Ann Fraser

483. Who remains the world’s most powerful woman for 2009, according to a ranking published by Forbes magazine?
Angela Merkel, German Chancellor

The list of the hundred women includes–
Sonia Gandhi (13),
Chanda Kochhar, CEO of ICICI Bank, India.

484. Ninety-six-year-old, a Florida resident of Indian origin who becomes the world’s oldest blogger.?
Randall Butisingh

485. Who is appointed as new Pak Taliban chief?
Hakimullah Mehsud

486. Who won the Man of the Match in the final test of Ashes held at The Ovalin 2009?
Jonathan Trott became man of the match for his maiden century (119) in the debut Ashes Test match.
England won the Ashes (2-1) .
Man of the Series: Andrew Strauss (England)
Michael Clark (Australia)

487. Ethiopian Olympic Champion who won the gold medal in the 5000m and 10000m race in Berlin, marking the first time an athlete has ever won distance double at the IAAF World Athletics Championships?
Kenenisa Bekele

488. The controversial book written by former union minister and B.J.P leader Jaswant singh that eulogising Mohd Ali Jinnah ?
“Jinnah – India, Partition, Independence”
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) expelled Jaswant Singh from the primary membership of the party days after the release of his book praising Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.

489. Who won the Rogers Cup Women singles title beating Maria Sharapova in the final?
Elena Dementieva

490. Who won the Cincinnati Open Men’s Tennis title after beating Novak Djokovic in the final?
Roger Federer

491. Which team lifts the Spanish Supercup football title?
They beat Athletic Bilbao 3-0 in the final

492. Who won the Miss Universe 2009 title?

Stefania Fernandez, Miss Venezuela

493. Who has been appointed director of the Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala?
Paul Sebastian

494. Which team won the 2009 Santiago Bernabeu Trophy by defeating Norwegian side Rosenborg (4-0) in the final ?
Real Madrid

495. One of the most influential and longest-serving senators in the history of America who dies at the age of 77?
Edward Kennedy. He is the brother of former US president John F Kennedy.

496. Who becomes the first left-arm spinner to claim 300 Test wickets?
Daniel Vettori(New Zealand)

497. Which country has become Japan’s largest trading partner recently ?

498. Who will be appointed as the Guwahati chief justice.?
Justice Kurian Joseph

499. Which player was named the European Club Player of the Year 2009?
Lionel Messi of Barcelona

500. Which team won the UEFA Supercup defeating Shakhtar Donetsk (1-0)?




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