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General Awareness

 1-India’s first monorail service has commenced its operation on the 8.9 km Wadala-Chembur section in the central-eastern suburb of Mumbai.

 2-India has joined the elite group of nations United States and Ukraine, when the Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) was commissioned into the Indian navy at INS Hansa in Panaji. India has become the third country to have such facility in the world.

 3-According to United Nation latest report, India has by far the largest population of illiterate adults in the world.

 4- In Tamil Nadu, the government is proposing a Neutrino-based Observatory.

 5-Prof C N R Rao, who was recently awarded Bharat Ratna holds post in the office of ‘Head of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister’. Prof C N R Rao is the third scientist after C V Raman and former President A P J Abdul Kalam, to be conferred with the honour. Tendulkar and Prof. Rao have now joined the select list of 41 eminent personalities who have been conferred with the award that is given in recognition of exceptional service of the highest order since it was instituted in 1954.

 6-MeghRaj, technically called GI Cloud is a new project launched by the Government of India to harness the benefits of Cloud Computing.

 7-The Union government has recently given its approval for setting up of the first ESDM (electronic system design and manufacturing) in Bangalore city.

 8- ‘Fragile Five’ is being used to describe countries that have witnessed economic turmoil in recent years. Turkey, Brazil, India, South Africa and Indonesia are fragile countries.

 9-Kethy Cross, who has become first woman umpire on ICC panel, belongs to New Zealand.

 10-Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur is the chairman of the recently constituted 7th Pay Commission.

 11-In Sikkim state is located the mountain lake named ‘Menmecho Lake’.

 12-The Mesabi Range in the United States is known for vast deposit of Iron Ore.

 13-Hajong lake a unique tortoise habitat situated in the Langting-Mupa reserve forest in North Cachar Hills district of Assam.

 14-The Islands of Tasmania is a part of the Australia.

 15-The Wallace Line is a boundary that separates the ecozones of Asia and Australia.

 16-The Iron Gates is a gorge on the River Danube. It forms part of the boundary between Serbia and Romania.

 17-Lipulekh Pass, one of the trade route between India and China is in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand.

 18-World’s largest single exposure of limestone bedrock “Nullarbor Plain” is in southern Australia.

 19-The “NuSTAR” is a space based X-ray telescope designed by NASA to study Black Holes.

 20-Ebb and Flow is the name of a mission related to NASA.

 21-The allowed value for the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) of mobile handsets is 1.6 watt/kg averaged over 1 gram of human tissue.

 22-New diagnostic technologies such as Line Probe Assay (LPA) and Cartridge Based Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (CBNAAT) have been developed globally for early and rapid diagnosis of drug resistant tuberculosis.India is using these technologies since 2012.

 23-The Wohlwill process refers to an electrolytic process for refining gold using a hydrochloric-acid electrolyte.

 24-Meat products are commonly preserved by Sodium nitrite and Sodium benzoate. It prevents bacteria growth and help meat to retain its color.

 25-Lysosomes are called suicide sacks that are produced by the Golgi body.It acts as the “garbage disposal” of the cell by breaking down cell components.

 26-Bahujan Samaj party, political party of India has an election symbol almost close to the election symbol of Republican Party of USA.

 27- By Constitution (12th) Amendment Act 1962, the territories of Goa, Daman & Diu were incorporated in the Indian Constitution.

 28-The Vice President of India is elected by the electoral collage consisting of the members of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha

 29-The power to vote money for public expenditure rests in India with Lok Sabha and Legislative Assembly.

 30-Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh were the first two states in India which established Panchayati Raj in 1956.

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