General Awareness for various competitive examination
We know the importance of Current Affairs mainly general awareness, GK (General Knowledge) in various competitive exams for aspirants.
We are publishing general awareness notes, bits and study material daily.
These notes are extremely useful for all types of exams including Bank Exams.
General Awareness bits help in the last minute preparation for various exams.
1- The first successful moon mission of India is Chandrayan-I (October 22, 2008).
2-The first Probe Mission to planet Pluto- New Horizons (U.S. launched on January 19, 2006).
3-America’s first Mission to Saturn- Cassini Spacecraft (Reached Saturn’s orbit in July 2004).
4-The first space tourist of S. Africa and second of the world- Mark Shuttleworth (April 2002).
5-The first American manned spaceship to perform crew transfer in space- Apollo-9 (U.S.A.).
6-The first European woman to international Space Station- Claudie Haignere (French cosmonaut).
7-The first space tourist in the world- Dennis Tito (U.S.A.).
8- The first manned spaceship to perform space flight round the moon- Apollo-8 (U.S.A.).
9-The first woman of Indian origin in space- Kalpana Chawla.
10-The first US space shuttle to explode while returning home killing all the astronauts- Columbia (February 1, 2003).
11- First private, manned spacecraft- Spaceship One (Launched on June 21, 2004).
12-The first space woman to stay for the longest ever Perivale of time in space- Sunita Williams
13-The US software pioneer who became the first person to travel twice to space as a tourist- Charles Simonyi (March 26, 2009).
14-The first Japanese spacecraft to get down to an asteroid and collect samples from there- Hayabusa (November 2005, Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
15- India’s first Mapping Satellite- CARTOSAT-I (Launched on May 5, 2005).
16-The first spacecraft to touch the surface of a comet- NASA’s Deep Impact hit its comet target temple-I (July 4, 2005).
17- European Space Agency’s first moon probe craft- SMART-I.
18-China’s first man in space- Yang Liwei.
19-The first residents on the International Space Station- Bill shepherd (U.S.A.), Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev (Russia).
20-The first space vehicle to soft land on the moon- Luna-9 (U.S.S.R.)
21- The first country to send nuclear-powered spacecraft to explore Jupiter- U.S.A.
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