General Awareness -Miscellaneous

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* Cabinet has given its approval to changes juvenile justice act, it will cover age group oF 16 to 18 years.

*Rajasthan farmer has committed suicide at Jantar-Mantar in Delhi during AAP rally.

*’Playground of Europe’ is the nickname of European country named as Switzerland.

* BSNL  Telecom operator has launched free night calling from 9 PM to 7 AM on all Mobiles and Landlines from 1st May 2015.

* ‘Zindagi Ka Karvan’ book is an autobiography of Chandra Shekhar,former Prime Minister of India.

*Herodotus is known as the father of History.

* It is in London, where the value of Gold (Gold Fixing) is determined.

*Collection of poems ‘The Golden Threshold’, ‘The Bird of Time’ and ‘The Broken Wing’ have been authored by  Sarojini Naidu, was lady freedom fighter.She has also served as Congress president.

*’Triathlon’, an athletic event combine three sporting events like Running,Cycling and Swimming.

* A boycott Andaman and Nicobar Island campaign was launched in Britain.

*Periodic Table’, a tabular method of displaying the chemical elements has been invented by Dmitri Mendeleev.

* Ethiopia, the African country was formerly known as ‘Abyssinia’.

*Gaddis tribe live in  Himachal Pradesh.

*Silver bromide is used in photography.

*Facebook co-founder  Mark Zuckerberg recently Visited India.

*The Government of India has recently issued Coins of Rs.100 and Rs.5 denominations to commemorate famous cultural singer Begum Akhtar on her 100t Birthday.

*Alok Shetty has made the news as he has been recently named as Leader of Tomorrow by Times magazine.

 He has been appreciated for his actions towards creating houses designs for people living in Slum area.

* Brijbhushan Sharan Singh has been re­elected as president of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) for four years.

*Communist Party of India (Marxist),Indian Policitcal party elected Sitaram Yechury as fifth general secretary.

*India­born Raja Rajeswari sworn­in as criminal court judge of the  New York City .

*President of International Olympic Committee (IOC),Thomas Bach has been named as ambassador of ‘He For She’ campaign by UN Women for gender equality.

* Supreme Court has appointed Vivek Priyadarshi to lead the probe on IPL scandal.

*Sunil Kumar Sinha has  been appointed as Chief Justice Of High Court of Sikkim.

* Rajiv Ranjan Verma has been appointed as  Director General of Railway Protection Force.

*Rajeev Shukla has been appointed as chairman of the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Governing Council by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

* Neeraj Kumar has been appointed as chief adviser of Anti­Corruption & Security Unit of Board of Control for Cricket in India.

*Mukesh Khanna has been appointed as Chairperson of Children’s Film Society of India.

*Meenakshi Madan Rai sworn in as first lady judge of High Court of Sikkim.

* Mayilsamy Annadurai has been appointed as Director of ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), Bengaluru.

*Juha Sipila will be 44th Prime Minister of Finland.
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