GK General Knowledge And Current Affairs April-May 1st Week 2015
GK General Knowledge And Current Affairs April-May 1st Week 2015—Hello friends you all knew that we always share GK General Knowledge And Current Affairs series Again welcome and good news for all candidates those who are preparing for CDS, AFCAT, SSC, UPSC, IBPS, IAS ,CAT and other type of competitive exams in India.
You all knew that Freejobaware Team Provide every General Knowledge GK And Current Affair monthly and weekly basic this General Knowledge GK And Current Affair we provide in high demands of FreeJobAware Users. We provide last month February 1st Week General Knowledge (GK) and Current Affairs 2015 , February 1st Week General Knowledge GK and Current Affairs Part 2nd 2015 , February 2nd Week General Knowledge GK and Current Affairs 2015 and March-April General Knowledge GK And Current Affair 2015 Today we bring up for you GK General Knowledge And Current Affairs April-May Ist Week 2015 hope you like it .
1-The combination of liquid hydrogen (LH2) fuel and the liquid oxygen (LOX) oxidizer is one of the most widely used fuel-oxidizer combination. Both components are easily and cheaply available, and when burned have one of the highest enthalpy releases by combustion, producing specific impulse up to 450 s (effective exhaust velocity 4.4 km/s).
2- Parliament has passed Regional Rural Banks (Amendment) Bill, 2014. It was first passed in Lok Sabha on December 22, 2014 and later in Rajya Sabha on April 28, 2015. This bill amends Regional Rural Banks Act, 1976 and aims to strengthen the Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) and deepen their financial inclusion.
3- Indian-born woman Raja Rajeswari has been sworn in as a criminal court judge in the New York City. She became the first India-born woman to be appointed as Judge in the New York City. Rajeswari has served in the district attorney’s office for the past 16 years and has been the deputy chief of the special victims for more than four years.
4- International Dance Day is observed annually on April 29. It was introduced since 1982 by the International Dance Council (CID, Conseil International de la Danse), a UNESCO partner NGO. The date marks the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), who is regarded as the founder of modern ballet.
5- Dr Prannoy Roy, the executive co-chairman of NDTV, was honoured with the RedInk Award for lifetime achievement. Sreenivasan Jain of NDTV was presented ‘Journalist of the Year’ award. Times Now Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami, was honoured with ‘Impact Editor of the Year’ award.
6- Fashion designer Wendell Rodricks was bestowed the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters. He was awarded for his contribution to the fashion industry and for incorporating French charm in his creations.
7- Kattaikkuttu is a rural theatre form practiced in Tamil Nadu. The performers by tradition only men sing, act and dance and the musicians accompany them on the harmonium, the mridangam and the mukavinai. Kattikkuttu is usually performed in a religious setting and performance take place overnight: they start around 10pm and run until 6 am the next morning.
8- North and South America region have become the first region of the world to eradicate Rubella. There are no home-grown cases in five years. Rubella (German measles) is caused by a virus and spreads when infected person coughs or sneezes. It causes a rash, a slight fever, aching joints, headaches, runny nose and red eyes. The virus spread by sneezes or coughs can lead to serious birth defects if contracted by pregnant woman
9- Mukesh Khanna was appointed as the new chairperson of the Children Film Society of India. The veteran actor has taken over the charge from actor-director Amole Gupte, who resigned in June 2014. Mukesh Khanna has won the hearts of children with his popular superhero TV series Shaktimaan.
10- West Bengal’s Nadia district became the first open defecation free district in the country.
11- Ananda Kumar and Dr Pramod Patil were awarded with the prestigious Whitley awards for their contribution to wildlife conservation. Ananda Kumar won the award for his work using innovative communication systems to enable human-elephant coexistence in southern India.
12- At present India has been 13th in terms of electricity generation from nuclear source and seventh in terms of having operational nuclear reactors. India has installed capacity of 5,780MW.
13- Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) joined hands with ASI for the e-ticket facility for entry to Taj Mahal and Humayun’s Tomb.
14- India was crowned champions at President’s Cup Open International Boxing Tournament. This is for the 1st time that India was crowned champions at the President’s Cup which was organized at Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia.
15- The Chithirai festival is one of the biggest celebrations in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. It re-enacts the wedding of Lord Sundareswarar (Lord Shiva) and Goddess Meenakshi (Lord Vishnu’s sister).
16- Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has won re-election with 94 per cent of vote. Bashir, who took power in a bloodless coup in 1989, is the only sitting head of state facing genocide charges at the International Criminal Court. The charges stem from the conflict in the Darfur region.
17- As per government data Guwahati and Srinagar are the two Indian cities at highest risk of being devastated by an earthquake. Guwahati and Srinagar fall in what is called “very severe intensity zone”, or zone V, the highest-risk earthquake zone.
18- The French Government has honoured Mr Yashwant Sinha Officier de la Légion d’Honneur (Officer of the Legion of Honour), the highest French civilian distinction. He was awarded in recognition of his international action as Union Minister of Finance (1998-2002), then External Affairs (2002 – 2004), and his invaluable contribution to thought on international issues.
19- Order of the Chrysanthemum is Japan’s highest and most exclusive order, established in 1877 by the Meiji emperor. The award is mainly given to the members of Japan’s royal family and to foreign royalty or heads of state. The order has only one class and is exclusively for men.