Friday, April 18, 2014

Whoes who, India- April 2014

Which company  has developed a " smart cane" that helps the visually impaired to detect above the knees  obstructions from a distance of 3 metres using modern sensor technology?
- IIT Delhi

Why 1st April has special significance for the Indian Air Force?
- It was on this day in 1933 that its first flying outfit, No.1Squadron was raised with four Westland Wapiti aircraft.

Who is new Punjab DGP?
- Suresh Arora

Which multi national group of crop geneticists, for the first time have successfully sequenced the genome of the peanuts?
- The International Peanut Genome Initiative (IPGI)

Who is new Chief Justice of India?
- Justice RM Lodha (succeed Justice P Sathasivam)

Who has been conferred the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2013, becoming the 45th in the series of illustrious awardees? - Famous lyricist and poet Gulzar
Rabinder Kumar Dhowan, image via Wikipedia

Which organisation  bans Hindi songs of films at Bihu  (popular spring festival) in Assam?
 - The outlawed United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA)

Who is new Navy Chief Admiral?
- Rabinder Kumar Dhowan


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Whose who, India, March, 2014

Which country hosted the 25th session of the SAARC Council of Ministers meeting on Feb.20th, 2014?
- Maldives

Family from which state claims to have a combined age of over 880 years and has staked claim for the oldest living family in the world?
- Karnataka ( a family of 13 siblings)

Who recently said UK and France are like daughters?
- US President Barack Obama
Official photographic portrait of US President...
 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Where the Indian national flag was hosted after the suspension on the Indian Olympic Association have been lifted by the world body?
- At the Winter Olympic Games, village in Sochi, Russia on Feb.16, 2014?

Who has developed paper diagnostic for cancer?
- This technology is developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Sangeeta Bhatia, an Indian American scientist. (It works on nanoparticles that interacts with tumour proteins called proteases each of which can trigger release of hundreds of biomarkers that are easily detectable in patients urine.)

Which firm is trying to beam free wi-fi to entire world?
- A US company is planning to build an 'Outernet' - a global network of cube satellites broadcasting Internet data to all the people on the planet for free, regardless of location according to the New York based non profit organisation, Media Development Investment Fund ( MDIF).

Who has bought Whatsapp, the mobile messaging service that has more than 450 million monthly active users?
- Facebook, for $19 billion.

Which state has recently been  under President's rule?
- Andhra Pradesh (which is under President's rule after 41 years and is second state after Delhi)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Latest GK questions, India -Feb, 2014

Which country is going to host the biggest ever military exercise in which 16 foreign countries will participate in the Naval exercise 'Milan-2014' off the coast of Andaman and Nicobar Islands?
- India

What is India's rank in a global list that places countries on how well they perform on high priority environmental issues?
- 155th

Which Punjabi singer has been presented with  the Life time Achievement Award by the Punjabi Circle International during the cultural event in London?
- Surinder Shinda

Name the India's high performance computing system designed for solving mission defence research and development critical applications launched by DRDO?
- Dhruva-3, one of the fastest computing facility will play vital role in cyber security and information processing.

On which date Ecosikh, a US based International Ecology organisation will celebrate Sikh Environment Day?
- March 14

Who has been sworn in as the eighth Chief Minister of Uttarakhand?
- Harish Rawat

Who will head Seventh Pay Commission?
- Former Supreme court Judge Ashok Kumar Mathur

Who has become Microsoft's  new CEO?
- Hyderabad born Satya Nadella. (He is the third CEO in company's around four decade history after Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer)

Who won the Indian of the year 2013 award in the field of entertainment?
- Kapil Sharma for his comedy show " Comedy Nights with Kapil".

What is India's rank in global military spending, a respected London based defence think tank has claimed?
- 9th

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Latest general knowledge, India, Awards Feb 2014

Who has been awarded the country's highest civilian honour the Padma Vibhushan award?
- Dr RA Mashelkar, a former Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and yoga guru BKS Iyengar.

Who all has been awarded Padma Bhushan award?
  • -Justice JS Verma ( who changed rape laws in country), 
  •   Actor Kamal Hasan,
  •   Justice Dalveer Bhandari
  •   Prof. P Balaram( director of Indian Institute of Science,Bangalore),
  •   Dr Madappa Mahadevappa ( an agricultural scientist),
  •   Author Anita Desai (thrice Booker award nominee),
  •   Acclaimed short story writer Ruskin Bond,
  •   Tennis player Leander Paes,
  •   Former Badminton ace and All England Champion Pullela Gopichand
  •   American authors Prof. Lloyd I.Rudolph and
  •   Prof. Susanne H.Rudolph

Name the two sportsperson who has been awarded  with Padma Bhushan award?
- Leander Paes and Pullela Gopichand

Name two American authors who were jointly awarded  with Padma Bhushan award?
- Prof. Lloyd I.Rudolph and Prof. Susanne H.Rudolph

Name the doctors who have been awarded with Padma Shri awards?
- Prof. Amod Gupta, eye specialist at the PGI in Chandigarh and
  Delhi based cardiologist Dr Nitish Naik

Name the Delhi University Vice Chancellor to be awarded with Padma Shri?
- Prof. Dinesh Singh

Name the authors to win Padma Shri?
- Manorama Jafa and Keki N Daruwala

Name the rationalist and anti-superstition crusader who was killed in April 2013 to win Padma Shri Award?
- Dr. Narendra Achyut Dabholkar

Which fashion designer won the Padma Shri ?
-Wendell Rodricks

Name the players to be awarded with Padma Shri?
  •   Cricketer Yuvraj Singh
  •   Woman cricketer turned commentator Anjum Chopra,
  •   Woman squash player Deepika Pallikal,
  •   Kabbadi player Sunil Dabas

Image via Wikipedia
Which mountaineer is in the list to win Padma Shri?
- Mamtaa Sodha of Haryana

Name the actors who have been awarded Padma Shri in 2014?
- Paresh Rawal and Vidya Balan.

Who have won the country's top civilian honour Bharat Ratna from President Pranab Mukherjee?
- Scientist CNR Rao and Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar

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