General Awareness- One Liners
1- The Watchkeeper is the unmanned aerial system (UAS) which has been developed by Thales for the British army
2-Hamid Ansari, the Vice President of India has released a book entitled ‘Public Issues Before Parliament’ written by Vijay J Darda
3-Amar Kant is the famous Hindi writer who received the 45th Jnanpith Award in 2009 and also won Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel, has died recently.
4-Maulana Azad Sehat Scheme has been launched by Ministry of Minority Affairs
5-India’s first Minority Cyber Village has been inaugurated in Alwar district of Rajasthan
6- Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam has been selected by Central Zoo Authority for creation of a conservation breeding center for the endangered wild dog ‘Dhole’.
7- The Airlander, the world’s largest aircraft, a 300 feet long monster which is part plane, airship and helicopter, capable of flying non-stop for three weeks without refueling, unveiled by Britain.
8-Gill Sukhdarshan Singh, a Sikh bus driver, has won a year-long legal battle with his employer to wear a turban at work in Finland.
9- Madan Babu, the Indian scientist who won the Protein Society’s Protein Science Young Investigator Award for 2014 at Cambridge.
10- Ranbaxy Laboratories, the Pharmaceutical company which is reeling under regulatory action from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFD(A), has recalled more than 64,000 bottles of Atorvastatin calcium tablets, a generic
version of cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor.
11-Odisha is the country’s first state to enact a law for creation of a Lokayukta to probe corruption charges against public functionaries, including chief minister and other ministers.
12- N. N. Kumar has been appointed as the Chairman of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) by the Government of India.
13- Vietnam has banned its banks from handling Bitcoins
14- Abraham Pannikottue, the Indian-American engineer who has developed zero pressure tyres for the US military
15- Axis Bank ,the first Indian private sector bank which has set up a branch in China.
16-Yaduvendra Mathur has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of the Export Import Bank of India (Exim Bank)
17- Nishi Vasudeva, the first woman who took over as the Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL)
18- Dr. Verghese Kurien is related with White Revolution.
19-NTPC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop Kajra thermal Power Project located in Bihar
20-SDR, which is also known as paper gold, is associated with International Monetary Fund (IMF)
21- Odisha is the third state of India where ICICI Bank has expanded its ‘Branch on Wheels’ network after Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.
22- Bull Market- It is a market where the speculators buy shares or commodities in anticipation of rising prices
23-India’s first post office savings bank ATM facility has been inaugurated in Chennai.
24-Union Government and Asian Development Bank (AD(B) have signed an agreement for a 300 million US dollar loan to improve road connectivity along key corridors in the State of Chhattisgarh
25-The first Five Year Plan was based on Herold Domar model
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