General Awareness

  • The first temporary president of Constituent Assembly was Dr. Sachidananda Sinha
  • Major demand of Bardoli Satyagraha (1928) organized under the leadership of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel – rollback of newly enhanced revenue rate
  • The English East India Company established its first factory in India during the time of Aurangazeb
  • The refractive indices of Kerosene, Turpentine and water are 1.44, 1.47 and 1.33 resp. Light will have maximum speed in: Turpentine

Reason: Refractive index = speed of light in vaccum/speed of light in the medium

  • Discovery of electron – J.J.Thompson
  • Which gas is given out during photosynthesis – oxygen
  • Script of Ashokan inscriptions – Brahmi
  • Article 257 – says that the executive power of every state shall be so exercised as not to impede or prejudice the exercise of the executive power of Union
  • The distance between the earth and sun is greatest during Aphelion
  • General Secretary of CPI(M) – Prakash Karat
  • The Central government on 1st Jan, 2013 launched the pilot phase of direct cash benefits transfer scheme. Under this scheme the cash will be directly transferred to the intended beneficiaries through AADHAR linked Bank account
  • Three leading states in wind energy in India – Tamilnadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra
  • BIMARU states – Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarpradesh
  • Bhopal Gas Tragedy is associated with the leakage of Methyl Iso Cyanate
  • AKASH, the cheapest tablet computer has been produced by the British-Canadian company Datawind
  • The government of India has given 22 languages of the 8th Schedule the status of official language
  • Biggest exporter of rice in 2012 as per the latest report by FAO – India
  • The National Development Council has approved the 12th 5YP and set an annual average growth target of 8%
  • India on Oct-4, 2012 successfully test fired nuclear capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile from a test range at Balasore, Orissa. This was a surface to surface missile
  • AIFF (All India Football Federation) player of the year 2012 – Syed Rahim Nabi
  • AIFF (All India Football Federation) player of the year 2013 – Sunil chhetri
  • The RBI has asked banks to ensure withdrawal of Non-CTS 2010 standard cheques with CTS standard-2010 cheques by 30th April, 2013
  • GST – Goods and Services Tax
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