Monday, August 4, 2014

General Awareness, August, 2014- India

Who will be the new Army Chief?
- Lt. General Dalbir Singh Suhag

At which place in HP the first school of foreign languages has come up in collaboration with the Young Men Christian Association?
- Shimla

Which city has become the world's second most populous city in 2014 after Tokyo?
- Delhi

Name the missile recently test fired successfully to give India the capability to hit enemy hidden behind mountains or in a cluster of buildings with "pinpoint accuracy"?
- Advanced version of the 290 Km range Brahmos supersonic cruise missile

Who has become the first player of Indian origin to be a part of the National Basketball Association (NBA) after he signed a summer contract with Sacramento Kings, a professional basketball team in the US?
- Sim Bhullar

Recently where rare stone sculpture of Lord Hanuman dating back to 9th century?
- At Kralporain,  Central Kashmir ( Experts say the stone sculpture made during Raja Avantivarman's rule is "rare" and the first of its kind excavation)

Which country became football world champions after beating Argentina?
- Germany

Which country is likely to get BRICS bank presidency first?
- India ( Five member ( Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) nations will have equal shareholding in the proposed $50 billion BRICS Development Bank whose headquarter will  be in  Shanghai)

Name the woman cricketer who  has become the first from Himachal Pradesh to be selected in  national team for the England tour?
- Sushma Verma

Sunday, June 15, 2014

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Latest General knowledge India, May 2014

What was India's rank as the world's largest economy in 2011 from being 10th largest in 2005?
- Third

Where is India and China troops going to hold joint exercises this year?
- At Bathinda, less than 100Km from Pakistan.

Who was conferred the prestigious Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) by President Pranab Mukherjee?
- Lt. Gen. Sanjiv Chachra, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief.

Who was given the Dadasaheb Phalke Award?
- Gulzar, noted lyricist, poet and film maker.

Which controversial ingredient is still being used in some flavoursof Fanta and Fresca, as well as several citrus flavoured fountain drinks?
- Brominated vegetable oil (BVO).

Which city according to the UN agency's latest pollution data tops the list of most polluted cities in the world?
- Delhi (Among the world's 20 most polluted cities in the world, 13 are in India.)

Who will be new Army Chief from 31st July?
- Lt. Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag (will succeed General Bikram Singh)

Recently The Great Himalayan National Park of Himachal Pradesh has been nominated for which prestigious status?
- UNESCO approved World Heritage Site status

Who has emerged as the richest person in UK?

- The Hinduja brother's (Srichand Hinduja and Gopichand Hinduja, have a fortune of 11.9 billion pounds)

Name the Haryana boy who has developed an extraordinary anti hacking software?
- Virender Raika

Who has produced a narrative short film "Istifa"( resignation) which has been nominated for the Student Academy Awards given by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in the US?
- Rahat Mahajan from Himachal Pradesh.

Name the most expensive billionaire home in the world according to a Forbes List which also includes Indian origin steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal's house in London?
- Antilia, Ambani's 27 storey and 400,000 square foot sky scraper home in Mumbai Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani's.

Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi (Photo credit: theglobalpanorama)

Who won the 16th Lok Sabha election?
- BJP under the leadership of Narendra Modi by attaining a comfortable majority of 282 seats on its own and grossed 336 seats with allies in the 543 member House.

Who will become Odisha's Chief Minister for the fourth consecutive term?
- Naveen Patnaik

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Latest awards and judgments, India, May 2014

Recently which class of citizens has been recognised as socially backward by the Supreme Court and has directed the Centre and the state government to take steps to treat them as socially and educationally backward class of citizens and extend all kinds of reservations in cases of admission in educational institutional and for public appointments?
- The transgender community ( third gender recognised as eunuchs)

Who has won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category in New York for his witty and philosophical collection of poems?
- India born poet Vijay Seshadri ( Pulitzer is considered the most prestigious awards in journalism)

Which Hindi film was adjudged the best popular film for providing wholesome entertainment at the 61st National Film Awards?
- Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Which was named the best feature film at the 61st National Film award?
- Anand Gandhi's debut film " Ship of Theseus"

Who won the best actress award at the 61st National Film Award?
- Geetanjali Thapa for Hindi film ' Liar's Dice'

Who won the best actor award?
-Rajkumar Rao and Suraj Venjaramoodu shared the best actor award for their respective performances in Hindi film Shahid and Malayalam film 'Perariyathavar'

PGI laboratory Chandigarh has won which award?
- The Neuroscience Research Laboratory at the Post Graduate Institute for Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has won Quality Council of India's (QCI) DL Shah Quality National Award. ( It is first in country to have been recognised for voluntarily implementing the international standards of research reserved for the United Nations Food and Drug Administration (USF- DA) approved drug testing facilities.)

Who has been awarded with the " Sikh of the Year Award"in UK?
- SPS Oberoi

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