1. The 200th birth anniversary of the scientist Charles Darwin was celebrated in 2009.
2. “BIN” is the intelligence agency of Indonesia.
3. The science of human races is called Anthropology.
4. The special envoy to the Middle East for the American President is George Mitchell.
5. “Aramco” is the oil company of Saudi Arabia.
6. The currency of “Tehge” is Kazakhstan.
7. The new name for the Indian city “Madras” is Chennai.
8. The World Bank President at the time was Robert Zoellick.
9. “Asiana Airlines” is from South Korea.
10. “California” is known as ‘Silicon Valley’ because of the computer software industry.
11. Cuba is celebrating 50 years of Communist Revolution in 2009.
12. The Central Asian State that closed down the American air base at ‘Manas’ is Kyrgyzstan.
13. “Seattle” is the seaport of the USA.
14. The Kerry-Lugar bill in the US Congress would provide Pakistan an annual economic assistance of $1.5 billion.
15. Klaus Schwab is the founder of the World Economic Forum.
16. The Nobel Peace Prize 2008 was awarded to Martti Ahtisaari, a former President of Finland.
17. A Chronometer is used to measure Time.
18. The Black Sea is so-called due to the dense fog that prevails there in water.
19. Muslims in Mindanao Island are struggling for their political rights in the Philippines.
20. “Likud and Kadima” are the two main political parties of Israel.
21. The ‘Three Gorges Dam’ project is located in China.
22. The “Blue House” is the official residence of the President of South Korea.
23. Under the proposed law ‘Enhanced Partnership with Pakistan Act,’ the US would establish reconstruction opportunity zones in the tribal areas of Pakistan.
24. The part of the human body more prone to damage from the ‘Hepatitis Virus’ is the Liver.
25. “Brain Drain” refers to the migration of skilled labor to other countries.
26. The idea of the ‘Asia Europe Meeting’ (ASEM) organization was initiated by Singapore.
27. The first established international organization among ECO, SAARC, OIC, and D-8 is OIC.
28. Sri Lanka has recently been elected a member of the board of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
29. “Nippon” is the stock exchange market of Tokyo.
30. ‘Khar’ is the main town of Bajaur Agency.
31. The world’s oldest national anthem is of Japan.
32. ‘Hamas’ was founded in 1987 by Sheikh Ahmad Yasin.
33. Muammar Gaddafi of Libya has recently been elected as the Head of the African Union (AU).
34. Charles Babbage is called the Father of the Computer.
35. Russia has exercised veto power the maximum times in the UN Security Council among the P-5 countries.
36. The world’s largest foreign exchange reserves, almost $2 trillion, are of China.
37. In a computer, CPU stands for Central Processing Unit.
38. The biggest bird is the Ostrich.
39. 3 May each year is observed internationally as Press Freedom Day.
40. Human Rights Watch, the human rights organization, is based in New York.
41. UNICEF, ILO, and UN High Commissioner for Refugees are the three UN agencies that have received the Nobel Peace Prize.
42. Almost 40% of the world’s oil supply passes through the Strait of Hormuz.
43. The famous city ‘Waterloo’ is in Belgium.
44. The country that recently donated a 320 MW gas-fired power plant to Pakistan is the UAE.
45. “Hemant Karkare” was the Indian Anti-terror squad chief killed during the Mumbai attack in 2008.
46. “Slumdog Millionaire” won eight Oscars in a ceremony on 23rd February 2009.
47. Israel’s brutal attack on Gaza in 2008 was named “Operation Cast Lead.”
48. Pakistan’s largest trading partner at the time was the USA.
49. ‘Khmer Rouge’ was a Communist movement in Cambodia.
50. The UN spends the largest amount, almost $8 billion annually, on Peacekeeping missions.
51. The oldest internet search engine is Yahoo.
52. The headquarters of IMF is located in Washington DC.
53. The main factor attributed to the global financial crisis 2008 was the collapse of housing prices and the mortgage market in the United States.
54. Karachi Nuclear power plant was built with the assistance of Canada.
55. “Hung Parliament” describes a situation in which no single party has a majority in the house.
56. Alfred Nobel did not create the category of Economics among the Nobel Prizes.
57. Afghanistan provinces that share a border with Pakistan are Bamiyan, Farah, and Herat.
58. Russia supplies natural gas to European countries that transit through the state of Ukraine.
59. Itar-Tass is the news agency of Russia.
60. The world’s largest subway system is in Moscow.
61. Under the Status of Forces Agreement with the Iraqi government, the US intended to remove all troops from Iraq by the end of 2011.
62. “Philately” is the study of Stamp collection.
63. The world’s largest number of newspapers are published from India.
64. The most famous book of 2008, “The Way of the World: A story of truth and hope in an age of extremism,” was written by Ron Suskind.
65. The “Paracel Islands” in the South China Sea are disputed between China and Vietnam.
66. National Income is essentially composed of all income of the people in a year.
67. ‘Fleet Street’ in London is famous for offices of the newspapers and press agencies.
68. “Petra,” an archaeological site, is among the new Seven Wonders of the World located in Jordan.
69. “Marco Polo” was a famous Traveler.
70. The only vitamin which cannot be stored in the human body is Vitamin C.
71. Swat Valley is situated in the Hindukush mountain range.
72. 1 metric ton is equal to 1000 kilograms.
73. The monarchy in Nepal was abolished in 2008.
74. China first introduced paper currency in the world.
75. An “Anemometer” is an instrument used for measuring Wind speed.
76. Green vegetables are a good source of Minerals and Vitamins.
77. The British East India Company was established during the reign of Mughal Emperor Jahangir.
78. The President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, was issued an arrest warrant by the International Criminal Court of Justice.
79. Pakistan and Afghanistan signed the ‘Transit Trade Agreement’ in 1965.
80. Insomnia refers to the inability to sleep.
81. The Arab-Israel peace process stalled on issues such as the shape and size of the future Palestinian State, status of East Jerusalem, and the fate of 3.5 million Palestinian refugees.
82. The world’s famous Madame Tussaud’s museum is situated in London.
83. The world’s oldest parliament, founded in the year 930 AD, is the Althing of Iceland.
84. The last King of Afghanistan was Muhammad Zahir Shah.
85. “Ornithology” is the study of Birds.
86. The most prestigious military award of ‘Order of Cloud and Banner’ is of China.
87. The Naxalite movement is a pro-communism movement started in India.
88. “Petticoat Government” refers to a government run by a woman.
89. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh proposed to form a ‘South Asian task force to combat terrorism’ in the region.
90. The World Cup football tournament in 2010 was held in South Africa.
91. The largest opium producer province of Afghanistan is Helmand.
92. Light travels from the Sun to Earth in 499.0 seconds.
93. “Intifada” refers to an Uprising.
94. The river that runs through Paris is the Seine.
95. “Pearl Harbour” is located in the American state of Hawaii.
96. Russia criticizes the American missile defense system deployed in Poland and Czech Republic.
97. Deficiency of Vitamin ‘C’ in the human body leads to Skin disease.
98. Tamils in Sri Lanka are struggling for an independent state in the territory of Jaffna.
99. The largest section of the Kurd population is living in Turkey.
100. Myanmar is considered the least free country in view of poor human rights records according to the US-based organization ‘Freedom House’ in its annual report 2009.

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