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Miscellaneous Events and Facts 2012 - 01

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
SEPTEMBER 16, 2013

   
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 Miscellaneous Events and Facts 2012 - 01

 

"Jal Satyagraha" was launched at Ghogalgaon (Khandwa) in MP in protest against ----- Height of Omkareshwar Dam

 

As per Economic Survey 2011-2, India's largest trading partner ----- China,  2nd largest partner ---- UAE

 

Krishna Poonia is associated with -----  Discus throw; Chandrika Tarafdar is associated with ----- Weightlifting

 

First sprinter to retain all 3 sprint gold medals at consecutive Olympics ----- Usain Bolt

 

First female Prime Minister of Denmark ---- HelleThorning Schmidt

 

% of new bank branches to be opened in unbanked rural areas with a population not more than 9999, as per RBI ----- 25%

 

Minimum buffer limit of Rice and  Wheat -----  142 lakh ton and 70 lakh ton respectively

 

Largest exporter of oil to India -----  Saudi Arabia; 2nd  largest exporter ----- Iran

 

First city in India to have a Food Bank -----  New Delhi

 

Parvasi Bhatriya Diwas is celebrated every year on ----- 9th January

 

City declared as a Solar City by the Government -----  Shirdi (Maharastra)

 

Right to Education was passed by ----- 86th Constitutional Amendment  

 

Nations which have banned burqa in public ----- France and Syria

 

17th Asian Games will be held in ----- South Korea

 

Area under forest cover in India ----- 23.80%

 

New base year for calculating National Income -----  2004-05

 

Green Banking -----  Online banking, no paperwork and reduced driving to branch offices by bank customers

 

Goods and Services Tax will be the introduced by ----- 115th Constitutional Amendment

 

Term EKIA, used during Operation Geronimo, implies ----- Enemy Killed In Action

 

State that won the maximum medals in CWG 2010 -----  Haryana (32)

 

Waging war against the Government is an offence under  ----- Section 121 of IPC

 

Upper House of Parliament in Russia is called ----- Federation Council;  Lower House ----- Duma

 

First female astronaut from China ----- Liu Yang

 

Article which provides for reservation for women in Panchyati Raj institutions ----- 243 (d)

 

In Railway Budget 2012-13, the new train started for Sikh Pilgrimage ----- Guru Parikarma

 

Lowest growth in literacy during last decade ----- Nagaland

 

Sakala Programme (Citizen Charter Act) was started by ----- Karnataka

 



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