February 1st Week General Knowledge (GK) and Current Affairs 2015

February 1st Week General Knowledge (GK) and Current Affairs 2015

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February 1st Week General Knowledge (GK) and Current Affairs 2015

February 1st Week General Knowledge (GK) and Current Affairs 2015

1-According to latest survey of International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA), USA has largest area planted under GM (Genetically Modified)crops. The United States Planted GM crops in 11.6 million hectares and India is placed in 4th position on the list of Genetically Modified crops.

2.The International Holocaust Remembrance day is observed in
 January 27 Every year. It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jews and others by the Nazi regime

3.The largest deposit of Ilmenite (Ilmenite is the titanium-iron oxide mineral with the idealized formula FeTiO3. It is a weak magnetic black or steel-gray solid) mineral in the country is
Andhra Pradesh.According to a 2011 report of ministry of mines, Andhra Pradesh has the biggest deposit followed by Kerala and Tamil Nadu at the second spot. Odisha has third largest deposit of ilmenite in the country.

4.The Father of Indian Software industries is Faqir Chand Kohli.Padma Bhushan Faqir Chand Kohli is popularly known as the Father of Indian Software sector. He was the founder and first CEO of TCS Tata Consultancy Services, India’s largest software consultancy company.

5. Saloni Dalal, who became the youngest medalist at the 35th National Games in Kerala, is associated with Swimming  sports/events. She won the bronze in the 200 m breaststroke event

6.The first country to introduce laws to allow the creation of so called three-parent babies is Britain .
Britain became the first country in the world to allow the creation of so-called “three-parent” babies as MPs voted overwhelmingly in favor of the controversial technique of mitochondrial donation. The mitochondrial donation technique involves procedure replaces a small amount of faulty DNA in a mother’s egg with healthy DNA from a second woman, so that the baby would inherit genes from two mothers and one father. The idea is to prevent certain genetic diseases being passed on to children.

  1. Mizoram state of India is known for highest incidence of cancer. As per the government data Mizoram has the highest cancer incidence in the country. Mizoram has a very high incidence of stomach, esophagus, lung and cervix cancer. The data shows at least 3,137 people died due to cancer in the state during the past five years while 5,888 people suffered from cancer during the same period.

8.The Konark Sun Temple of India is known as Black Pagoda.Konark Sun Temple is a 13th century temple of Odisha, built by Narasimhadeva I of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty. It is also known as Black Pagoda.

  1. 9 States and 4 Union Territories of India have sea coast. The states which have a sea-line running along their borders are nine viz. Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal. Two Union territories with sea-line are Daman & Diu and Puducherry, while Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadeweep Islands are island territories.

10.The headquarters of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) are located at Abu Dhabi. International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organization to promote adoption and sustainable use of renewable energy. It is the global hub for renewable energy cooperation and information exchange within its member nations. It was founded in 2009 and its statute entered into force on 8 July 2010. Its headquarters are at Abu Dhabi. In total it has 138 Members. India is one of the 33 Permanent members of IRENA.

  1. Nobel Prize winner Charles Townes, who passed away recently, was associated with which one of the Laser invention. Charles Townes was an American Nobel Prize winning Physicist. He shared the 1964 Nobel Prize with Nikolay Basov and Alexander Prokhorov in physics for inventing the laser a feat that revolutionised science, medicine, telecommunications and entertainment.

12.The Sri Lanka  is Asian countries celebrate its Independence Day on 4th February.

13.The Thaipoosam festival is celebrated by Hindu religions. The Thaipusam is a Hindu festival, It is celebrating mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February).

14.The Nachiket Mor is the chairman of the External Advisory Committee (EAC) set up by RBI to evaluate application received for Payment banks.

15.The France country has become first in handball history to win five world championships.France became the first team in handball history to win five world championships. France created the history by defeating Qatar in the final match. It was the country’s first world title since 2011.

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