Monday, May 4, 2009

Daily Dose-GK & CURRENT AFFAIRS











  • India's first Kisan SEZ in Andhra Pradesh
  • Tejas replaced MIG21
  • Survey of India, India's Principal Mapping Agency comes under the Dept Of Sc & Tech
  • Uruguay 21st nation to join G20
  • Pan European Oil Pipeline-Coratia, Serbia,Romania, Italy and Solvenia
  • In Andhra Govt started Pavala Vaddi scheme in 2008 to arrange crop loans for the farmers
  • Chattisgarh is the only tin ore producing state in the country.
  • Haryana became the first State in the country to achieve 100 per cent rural electrification
    in 1970.
  • Dudhsagar waterfalls, Baga and Anjuman beaches are in Goa
  • Country's First Green Field International Airport has been set up at Devanahalli near Bangalore
  • The Vallamkali or boat race is typical of Kerala.
  • Onam is the most typical of Kerala festivals which
    coincides with the harvest season. It is now celebrated on astronomical New Year
    Day.
  • Manipur is the only spt on earth in which the Brow-antlered deer (Cervus eldi eldi) commonly known as Sangai is found. This rare deer is surviving in its natural habital at the Keibul Lamjo.
  • Meghalaya-Behdeinkhlam’, the most important and colourful
    festival of the Jaintias is celebrated annually at Jowai in Jaintia Hills in July. ‘Wangala
    festival’ is observed for a week to honour Saljong (Sungod) of the Garos
  • Kut is
    the Mizo term for festival. Among the various cultural festivals, only three viz.
    Chapchar Kut, Mim Kut & Thalfavang Kut are observed today.
  • The HORNBILL festival conceived by the Tourism Department and held in
    the first week of December is an annual event where all tribes of Nagaland come together
  • Sikkim is one of the 18 biodiversity hotspots in the world
  • The premier monastery of Sikkim is Pemayantshe in Pelling
  • Late Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru described Puducherry
    as "the Window of French Culture".

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