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1. As of 2014 the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) has 48 members.

2. Finance Commission Year of Est. Chairman Operational


Duration
12th 2003 C. Rangarajan20052010
13th 2007 Dr.Vijay L. Kelkar2010-2015
th
14 2012 YagaVenugopal Reddy
2015-2020
3. 2013 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP19 or CMP9 was
held in Warsaw, Polandfrom 11 to 23 November 2013. 2014 United
Nations Climate Change Conference COP20 orCMP10 will be held in
Lima, Peru, from December 1-12, 2014. A statement made by UnitedNations
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon forecast the climate change summit to be
held inSeptember 2014. 2015 United Nations Climate Change
Conference, COP21 or CMP11 will beheld in Paris, France in 2015. COP-
Conference of the Parties, CMP-Kyoto Protocol.
4. Nuclear fusion is a nuclear reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei
collide at a very highspeed and join to form a new type of atomic nucleus.
Sun generates its energy by nuclearfusion of hydrogen nuclei into helium.
The principle of Hydrogen bomb is Nuclear Fusion.Nuclear fission is either
a nuclear reaction or a radioactive decay process in which the nucleusof an
atom splits into smaller parts (lighter nuclei). The principle of Atom bomb is
Nuclear Fission.
5. Womesh Chandra Bannerjee was the first President of Indian National
Congress session in 1885at Bombay. DadabhaiNaoroji was the 2nd
president of INC in 1886 at Calcutta. BadruddinTyabjiwas the 3rd
president &first muslim president of INC in 1887 at Madras. Mahatma
Gandhibecame the president of INC in 1924 at Belgaum. Jawaharlal
Nehru became6 times as a president of INC.
6. According to Global Terrorism Index (GTI)-2012, the country which most
affected by terrorism is Iraq.List of top 10 countries most affected by
terrorism are Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Yemen, Somalia,Nigeria,
Thailand, Russia, Philippines. GTI is the product of Institute for Economics and
Peace (IEP).
7. Spectrum of Electromagnetic Radiation-in the decreasing order of
their Wavelengths is: Radio, Microwave, IR, Visible, UV, X-Rays and
Gamma Rays. The visible part of the spectrum may be further subdivided
according tocolor, with Red at the long wavelength end and Violet at the
short wavelength. (ROYGBIV)
8. National Policy on Disaster Management (NPDM) was approved by Union
Cabinet on 22nd October, 2009.
9. Precious gem Ruby is mainly aluminumtrioxide (Al2O3) with trace amount
of Chromium.
10.Magnesium hydroxide Mg (OH) 2 which is used as antacid is often called
milk of magnesia because of its milk-like appearance.
11.The Indian Military Academy (IMA) is located at Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
12.The Chairman of public accounts committee (PAC) of loksabha is Dr. Murali
Manohar Joshi.
13.Red blood cells primarily carry oxygen and collect CO2 through the use
of hemoglobin, and have a lifetime of about 120 days. Life span of white
blood cells is 3-4 days. Blood color of cockroach is white due to lack of
hemoglobin.
14.Forest Rights Act to protect the rights of tribals was passed on 18 December
2006.
15. Flamingo festival is celebrated at Sullurupeta near the Pulicat lake
bird sanctuary in Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh.
16. Morarji Desai became the first non-Congress prime minister of
India. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was sworn-in as PM of India for 3 times.
17. The one & only state in India that achieved 100% sanitation index in
Schools, Households and Anganwadi centers is Sikkim.
18. 12th Assembly speaker of Andhra Pradesh (2004-2009) K. Suresh
Reddy.
19.Loksabha speaker during 2004-2009 is Somnath Chatterjee.
20.Number of coastal States and UTs in India are 9 & 2.
States: Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra
Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal and UTs:Two Union Territories: Daman & Diu,
Puducherry
21.India is the 7thlargest country in the world. The countries which are larger
than India in area are: Russia, Canada, USA, China, Brazil, Australia
22.7 Countries which are sharing common border with India: Pakistan,
Afghanistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar & Bangladesh. India
shares longest border with Bangladesh.Jammu Kashmir has the longest
border with China.
23.The present symbol of Indian Rupee/Currency has been designed by
D.Udaya Kumar, a Bachelor of Architecture and visual design student at the
Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay.
24.The Birla Planetarium in Kolkata is the largest planetariumin Asiaand
the second largest planetarium in the world. There are two other Birla
Planetariums in India: B.M. Birla Planetarium in Chennai and the Birla
Planetarium in Hyderabad.
25.Partition of India into India & Pakistan by Mountbatten plan was
implemented with effect from 15 Aug, 1947.
26.Jim Corbett National Park is the first & oldest national park in India and
was established in 1936 at Ramnagar, Nainital, Uttarakhandas Hailey
National Park to protect the endangered Bengal tiger.
27.In Asian Continent Gobi desert spread across Mangolia& China.
28.The only state in India that produces Saffron is Jammu Kashmir.
29.India is known for the worlds 4th largest reserve of Coal.
30.National womens day of India is celebrated on February 13 in the
memory of Sarojini Naidu, the first Indian women governor, who was born on
Feb-13.
31.World Cancer Day Feb-4.
32.Indian Election Commission was established on 25th Jan, 1950.
33.First general election in India was held in 1952.
34.Kothari Education Commission in India worked during 1964-66
35.Chairman of NPE(National Policy on Education) Review Committee 1990
36.NCERT was established by Govt. of India in the year 1961.
37.First Indian Education Commission appointed by Lord Rippon on 3 rd Feb, 1882
is Hunter Commission.
38.Hunter Commission gave recommendations for Primary Education &
Secondary education.
39.Who said National Integration cant be built by brick & mortar; it cant be
built by chisel & hammer. It has to grow silently in the minds & hearts of
men. Dr. S. Radha Krishnan
40.Who said Not gold but only men can make, A Nation great & strong Ralph
Waldo Emerson
41.Who said Secularisms best hope for future in India lies in its classrooms D.
E. Smith
42.University responsible for programme telecast on Gyandarshan is CIET
(Central Institute of Educational Technology).
43.The word Administration is taken from Latin language.
44.Scheme of Union Govt. to improve quality in secondary education is RMSA
(RashtriyaMadhyamikShikshaAbhiyan)