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Miscellaneous Facts - 01

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
DECEMBER 19, 2014

   
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 Miscellaneous Facts - 01

1. SAARC Goodwill Ambassador for HIV/AIDS --- Shabana Azmi

2. “Operation Oliver” to save Olive Ridley sea turtles launched by--- Odisha

3. Pulitzer Prize-2014 for Public Service --- The Guardian and The Washington Post (for their reporting which exposed the USA’s NSA)

4. World’s fastest computer --- “Tianhe-2”, with a speed of 33.86 petaflops per second (China)

2nd fastest computer is --- USA’s ‘Titan’, with a speed of 17.59 petaflops per second

5. Districts covered in Census 2011 --- 640

6. At 15th IIFA, Best Director Award --- Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

7. Saraswati Samman 2013 ---- Hindi poet Govind Mishra for Dhool Paudhon Par

8. New UNESCO World Heritage site --- 900 years old Khemer Hindu temple

9. Most Liveable City in the World as per Economic intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Survey --- Melbourne

10. COP 11 Conference On Biodiversity (CBD) held in ---- Hyderabad

COP 12 will be held in ---    South Korea

11. China’s 1st Moon Rover is --- Jade Rabbit

12. The acronym LGBT stands for --- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender

13. Fund for helping the troubled European economies --- European Stability Mechanism (Euro 500bn)

14. Author of “My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions” --- A P J Abul Kalam

15. 1st state of India to have minimum 150 days employment under MGNREGS --- Andhra Pradesh

16. New banks licenced by the RBI --- IDFC, Bandhan Group

17. As per Economic Intelligence Unit survey, the Most Expensive city --- Tokyo  The Cheapest city is --- Mumbai

18. “Total Sanitation Campaign” has been renamed --- Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan

19. Indian state to have the first passenger train --- Arunachal Pradesh (Itanagar)

20. 529 supporters of a political party was sentenced to death in --- Egypt



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