Sunday, 18 September 2011


Here's the current affairs round from 18th Sept 2011

  1. When will the reforms recommended by the Independent Commission on banking be implemented?
  2. New laws ratified by the EU have extended copyright on music recordings from 50 to how many years?
  3. Lancashire won cricket's County Championship this week. How many years has it been since they last won it outright?
  4. A campaign was launched this week to save which writer’s shed from oblivion?
  5. Who was announced as the new head of the Met Police?
  6. How many miles of the Thames did David Walliams swim this week?
  7. Which US actor was awarded with an honorary OBE for his work promoting dyslexia in the UK?
  8. Martin Mathathi broke the men's record for the Great North Run in 58 minutes and how many seconds?
  9. A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the north of which country today?
  10. The eviction of Dale Farm is to begin tomorrow. How many unauthorised plots are there on the travellers site?
  11. How many goals has Wayne Rooney now scored in his last 5 premiership games?
  12. Which rock legend joined the 27 club upon dieing on this day in 1970?
  1. 2019
  2. 50
  3. 77
  4. Roald Dahl
  5. Bernard Hogan-Howe
  6. 140 Miles
  7. Henry Winkler
  8. 56 seconds
  9. India
  10. 51
  11. 9
  12. Jimi Hendrix

Sunday, 4 September 2011


Current affairs round from Bar Wars 04/09/11

  1. Which century old common household product ceased production on Thursday?
  2. In which city is MediaCityUK, the 2011 Carbuncle Cup winner of Britain's ugliest building located?
  3. According to the Chartered Management Institute, male executives earn an average of how much more than females in the same role? (Nearest thousand)
  4. Which football team has announced record operating profits of £100million?
  5. This week European archaeologists discovered remains of an amphitheatre large enough to rival the Coliseum in Rome. Near which city were they found?
  6. An Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 was recorded off the coast of which US state on Friday?
  7. Met Office figures released this week show it was the worst summer for 18 years. How many officially hot days were recorded? (An official hot day is when temperatures reach 30C plus)
  8. Twitter recorded its highest tweets-per-second this week after who announced their pregnancy?
  9. Red or black created its first millionaire last night but did he win by betting on red or black?
  10. Which Arsenal player has suffered an ankle injury while playing a friendly putting him out of action until November?
  11. That ban on the sale of which computer game has finally been lifted in Germany…after 17 years?
  12. What was seen for the first time in 73 on this day in 1985
  1. 60w Light bulb
  2. Salford
  3. £11,000 (£10,546)
  4. Manchester United
  5. Vienna
  6. Alaska
  7. 2
  8. Beyonce
  9. Red
  10. Jack Wilshire
  11. Doom
  12. The Titanic