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Miscellaneous Facts - 03

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
DECEMBER 29, 2014

   
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Miscellaneous Facts - 03

1. Creator of Bitcoin (a virtual currency -- Satoshi Nakamoto

 

2. Gandhi Peace Prize 2013 was given to --- Chandi Prasad Bhatt (Chipko movement)

 

3. International Children’s Peace Prize --- Malala Yousafzai

 

4. Chief guest at 12th pravasi Bhartiya Diwas --- Datuk Seri G Palanivel (Minister from Malaysia)

 

5. The Book “Lowland” is written by --- Jhumpa Lahiri

 

6. Templeton Prize 2014 was given to --- Tomas Halik (Euro 1.1 million)

 

7. Import of Alphonso mango and 4 other vegetables from India was banned by ---   European Union

 

8. At 61st National Film Awards, the Best Director Award was given to ---    Hansal Mehta for Shahid

 

9. Acid attack victim who got International Woman of Courage Award from Michelle Obama --- Laxmi

10. 14th country to legalize gay marriages --- France

 

11. Golden Peacock Award 2013 for Excellence in Corporate Governance --- Canara Bank

 

12. 45th Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2013 --- Gulzar

13. Bus services with Myanmar have been started between ---  Imphal and Mandalay

 

14. Greenest state of India --- Sikkim (Forest cover 47.3%)

 

15. Sugar decontrol was the done on recommendations of --- Dr. C Rangarajan Committee

 

16. Diesel deregulation was done on the recommendations of --- Dr. Kelkar Panel

 

17. The world’s largest retail chain  --- Wal-Mart

 

18. 7th Pay Commission recommendation will commence on --- Jan 1, 2016

 

19. Mary Kom is the Brand Ambassador of --- CRPF

 

20. The Test of My Life is written by --- Yuvraj Singh




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