Friday, May 8, 2009

GK & CA-SELECTED QUESTIONS -PART II









  • Teem Berners Lee invented WWW
  • Paul Allens is the co founder of Microsoft
  • The first Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs conference was held in July 1957 in Pugwash, Nova Scotia, hence the organization's name. It was organized by Joseph Rotblat.
  • In Chennai India's Global Automative Research Centre is being built
  • Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, Tamil Nadu is also known as Top Slip
  • Raghu Rai is an eminent photo journalist
  • 15th NAM Summit was held in Tehran
  • Bangkok has hosted Asian Games maximum number of times
  • Piers Sellers is an eminent space walker
  • Foreign Intelligence Service is the Spy Agency of Russia, Ministry of State Security is of China and Secret Intelligence Service is of Britain
  • Montenegro is the latest entrant to UN and Cape Verde is the latest entrant to WTO
  • Shourya, a ballistic surface to surface missile, with 600 km range was launched from Balasore,Orissa
  • Operation Seabird is new Indian naval base at Kharwar
  • Kishan Chaupal is a Rural Development scheme in Haryana
  • Cricket was a part of 1900 Olympics and UK won the gold by defeating France
  • The Universal Product Code (UPC) is a barcode symbology (i.e., a specific type of barcode), that is widely used in the United States and Canada for tracking trade items in stores.
  • The Yom Kippur War, Ramadan War or October War also known as the 1973 Arab-Israeli War and the Fourth Arab-Israeli War, was fought from October 6 to October 26, 1973 by a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria against Israel. The Camp David Accords, which came soon after, led to normalized relations between Egypt and Israel—the first time any Arab country had recognized the Israeli state. Egypt, which had already been drifting away from the Soviet Union, then left the Soviet sphere of influence entirely.
  • The Banana Wars were a series of occupations, police actions, and interventions involving the United States in Central America and the Caribbean. This period started with the Spanish-American War in 1898 and the subsequent Treaty of Paris, which gave the United States control of Cuba and Puerto Rico. It ended with the withdraw of troops from Haiti and President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Good Neighbor Policy in 1934.
  • Himachal Pradesh became India's first carbon free state and it was also the first state to start a government e-gazette
  • Jugnu India's first nano satellite developed by students of IIT Kanpur
  • India's first nano lab in JNCASR,Bangalore
  • Bisophenol A is used in packaging food materials
  • Tauvex is Indo- Israel mission for UV Imaging satellite
  • Global Economic Prospects and Investment Climate Index are developed by World Bank
  • The only Cabinet meeting to be held outside Delhi-Sariska,1986
  • Only Olympic event with age limit-Boxing
  • Hashim Thaci is the Kosovo Prime Minister and Pristina is the capital
  • Recently Caterpillar emergency was launched in Liberia
  • Byalulu is a small village in Karnataka.From here the Chandryaan mission is being monitored
  • Richar S Fuld is the CEO of Lehman Bros
  • Goods and Services Tax to be implemented from 1st April, 2010
  • Konkan 2008- Indo-UK joint naval exercise
  • Vivek Kundra is the Chief Information Officer of the Obama Government
  • Blue Card is the EU version of Us Green card to attract professionals
  • 2009 G-8 Summit-Italy
  • Future Gen Project- World's first coal fuelled zero emission project by USA.India has a stake in it
  • 28TH GCC Summit-Doha,Qatar
  • Mexico to host 2009 World Environment Day Celebrations
  • First overseas Indian Tourism Office was launched in China
  • Income ceiling for the creamy layer has been increased to 5.5 lakh per annum from 2.5 l per annum
  • Recently Himachal Pradesh started Green Tax
  • X RED FLAG-International Defence Exercise
  • Algal Bloom was recently found in the Gulf of Mannar
  • Habitat of the Olive Ridley turtles-Gahirmatha island,Orissa
  • Shenzhou-VII -China's manned moon mission
  • Recently Iceland suffered from national bankruptcy
  • John Key is the new PM of New Zealand

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