Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Latest general knowledge, India- April 2013 II

Which are the countries where Finance Minister P Chidambaram  will hold roadshows to attract foreign investments given the high  current account deficit?
 - Canada and US

Which actor has been selected for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2012?
- Veteran actor Pran Sikand (93 year old will be the 44th recipient of the award)
Pran, Image via Wikipedia

What is Amniotic Membrane Transplant (AMT)?
AMT is the process to use innermost layer of the placenta to be used as a graft or dressing in surgical subspecialities of ophthalmology. This tissue works as bandage for cornea infections and reconstructs the ocular surface, reduces inflammation and heals the chemically injured parts. Its a boon for acid attack victims.

Name the minister of UP who was relieved from his post when he was triggered in a controversy by allegedly promising to get roads in Pratapgarh district constructed like cheeks of actresses Hema Malini and Madhuri Dixit?
- Uttar Pradesh Khadi and Village Industry Minister Raja Ram Pandey.

Name the port which India is trying to complete so that it becomes a vital link to transport its goods to the warravaged nation Afghanistan?
- Chabahar Port in Iran

Name the mission which the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of USA (NASA) are planning by developing a moon rover ( scheduled to fly in Nov.2017)  to find how water can be produced on the lunar surface by analysing liquid droplets trapped in deep freezes at its poles?
- RESOLVE ( Regolith and Environment Science and Oxygen and Lunar Volatile Extraction)

Which company has overtaken Bajaj Auto as the country's second largest two wheeler supplier?
- Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India

According to Supreme Court after Gujarat which will become second home for Gir lions to protect the endangered species?
- Madhya pradesh ( Gujarat has to share 400 Asiatic lions)

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