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Thursday, August 23, 2012

General awareness India, August 2012

Which scheme is launched by the government of India to help women only?
- Swayamsidha

Where is India's first Defence University set up?
- Haryana


Name the country against  which the  Test cricket match played made Rahul Dravid to complete his 34th century?
- England

With which  auto company Tata Motors has signed a long term partnership agreement?
- Ford Motor Company

While playing with which country Rahul Dravid completed his 12,000 runs in the Test cricket?
- South Africa

Bobby Jindal, image via Wikipedia
Name the person of Indian origin who has been nominated as the Governor of Louisiana, an American state?
- Bobby Jindal


What is the objective of the project 'Bhoomi Keralam' launched by the state government?
- To conduct a survey of the land.


Which state introduced a high tech foodgrain rationing system to ensure timely supply of the foodgrains to people living below poverty line?
- Karnataka

Which state government announced to provide special package of incentives to Employment Intensive Industries?
- Bihar


Where did the third India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) Summit took place?
- New Delhi


Which state decided to set up Arsenic Removal Plants in all districts of the state to enable to provide arsenic free drinking water to all people by 2010-2011?
- West Bengal


With which country India has signed Nuclear Agreement named as 'Cooperation Agreement for Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy' besides USA?
 - France


Which organisation has provided a US $150 million loan to overhaul the Khadi and Village Industry in India?
- Asian Development Bank

Monday, August 20, 2012

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Latest General knowledge - August 2012

Which district of Punjab has been presented the 5th JRD Tata Memorial Award by Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen for being ranked first on the composite development index for 548 districts evaluated country wide?
- Ferozepur (was chosen for the award showing improvement in child and maternal health)


Which state has become the second highest power purchaser in the country after Punjab?
- Haryana ( making daily short term power purchases of about 330 lakh units)


When is India going to get its first C-17 military aircraft from US?
- In May 2013


Who was named North India's sculptor of the year 1983?
- Harjeet Singh Sandhu  ( mosaic artist who has earned laurels in New York for his mosaic portrait of Bloomberg, a three time Mayor of New York which will be displayed at the City Hall)

Name the NASA's most modern spacecraft successfully landed on Mars on 6th August,2012 to begin a pioneering two year search to find out if the red planet is suitable for life and whether it can be inhabitable in the future?
- Curiosity


Name the Indian scientist who was a part of NASA team which has identified the landing site of the 'Curiosity'?
- Amitabh Ghosh


Agni-II image via Wikipedia
Name the ballistic missile that lifted off from Wheeler Island in Odisha on 9th August, 2012?
- Agni-II, capable of carrying nuclear warheads and can cover 2,000 km.


Who is sworn as the 14th Vice President of India?
- Hamid Ansari


Who has become the first Chancellor of Central University of Kashmir (CUK)?
- Dr. Srikumar Banerjee ( known scientist and Padma Shri Award recipient)


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

GK related to Olympics 2012

Name the player of USA who created history by grabbing his 22nd Olympic medal ?
- Michael Phelps ( retires, won 18 gold medals in total)


Who got the greatest Olympic athlete of all time Trophy?
- Michael Phelps

How many medals are won by India in Olympics 2012?
- 6 medals, 4 bronze and 2 silver 
 

Who is the first Indian male shuttler to reach Olympic quarters?
Parupalli Kashyap


Name the first Indian women shuttler to enter semifinal at the Olympics?
- Saina Nehwal ( won bronze medal for India)

Name the shooter of Himachal Pradesh (Hamirpur) who won silver medal in Olympics 2012?
Vijay Kumar, image via Wikipedia
- Vijay Kumar ( in men's 25m rapid fire pistol)


Name the Indian woman boxer who won bronze medal in Olympics?
- Mary Kom


Who won bronze medal for India in men's 60 Kg freestyle wrestling?
- Yogeshwar Dutt from Sonepat, Haryana


Who won the silver medal in 66 Kg wrestling and is the first Indian to win two individual Olympic medals?
- Sushil Kumar


Who won bronze medal for India  in 10m pistol event?
Gagan Narang, image via Wikipedia
- Gagan Narang


Which country topped medal table in Olympic 2012?
- USA (104 medals; 46 gold, 29 silver, 29 bronze)

Players of which state got the maximum Olympic medals in London  Olympics
-Haryana

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Who's Who India, August 2012

Who is President of India?
-Mr.  Pranab Kumar Mukherjee is the 13th and current President of India.

Who is vice President of India?
Mohammed Hamid Ansari (Image via Wikipedia)
- Mohammed Hamid Ansari (this is his second term as Vice President of India)

Who is agriculture cabinet  minister of India?
- Sh. Sharad Pawar (Shri Sharad Chandra Govindrao Pawar )

Who is Finance minister of India?
-P. Chidambaram (Shri Palaniappan Chidambaram )

Who is Home minister  (Minister of Home Affairs) of India?
-Sh. Sushil Kumar Shinde (Sh. Sushil Kumar Sambhajirao Shinde )


Who is defence cabinet minister?
- Sh. AK Antony


Who is science and technology cabinet  minister?
- Sh. Vilasrao Deshmukh (Shri Vilasrao Dagadojirao Deshmukh )


Who is health and family welfare cabinet minister?
- Sh. Gulam Nabi Azad


 Who is  information and broadcasting  cabinet minister?
 - Ms. Ambika Soni

Who is labour and employment cabinet  minister?
- Sh. Mallikarjun Kharge


Who is petroleum and natural gas cabinet minister?
- Sh. S.Jaipal Reddy


Who is new and renewable energy cabinet minister?
- Dr. Farooq Abdullah


Who is overseas Indian affair cabinet minister?
- Sh. Vayalar Ravi


Who is human resources development; communication and information technology cabinet minister?
- Sh. Kapil Sibal


Who is road transport and highways cabinet minister?
- Sh. C.P Joshi


Who is tourism cabinet minister?
- Sh. Subodh Kant Sahay


Who is railway cabinet minister?
- Sh. Mukul Roy


Who is law and justice cabinet minister?
- Sh. Salman Khursheed


Who is rural development; drinking water and sanitation  cabinet minister?
- Sh. Jairam Ramesh

*****For full  list and latest portfolios of ministers please refer to Indian Govt. website**********


 Who is chief of the naval staff?
- Admiral Nirmal Verma (going to retire on 31st August, 2012 and then Vice Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi will take over as new Naval Chief)

 Who is chief of Indian Army?
-General Bikram Singh


Who is senior most election commissioner?
- Sh. V.S.Sampath

Who is chief justice of India?
- Sh. S.H. Kapadia

Who is Attorney General of India?
- Sh. Goolam E. Vahanvati

Who is Solicitor General of India?
- Sh. Rohinton Nariman

Sunday, August 5, 2012

GK questions July, 2012 -V

Which state ranks third in India on school education indicators?
- Punjab


Who is going to head HP screening panel for Assembly poll?
- Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit (Committee set up to short list probable candidates from the state for forthcoming Assembly poll)


Name the Indian who won Magsaysay award for community initiatives in Tamil Nadu?
- Kulandei Francis


Which megastar carried the Olympic flame on the torch relay leg between the City of London and the borough of South wark in London on 26th July,2012, a day before the opening ceremony of sporting spectacle?
- Amitabh Bachchan


Where is the venue for the 2012 Olympics?
- London


Who is the new Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court?
- Arjan Kumar Sikri


Which place is going to have North India's biggest turf club?
- On the outskirts of Ludhiana


Which milk federation is planning to export lassi to US?
- The Punjab State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation Limited known as Milkfed.


Who won the first medal for India in Olympics 2012?
- Gagan Narang ( won a bronze medal in 10m air rifle shooting.)


At which place the largest industrial solar plant of the country became operational on 29th July,2012?
- Ludhiana


Where is a tunnel near the Indo-Pak  border detected?
- In Samba


At what price the menu of the  first dinner served to the first class passengers of the ill fated liner Titanic on 10th April,1912 sold?
-  $46,000
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