General Knowledge & Current Affairs ~ E-Book

This book can be an ideal reference for students preparing for any competitive or recruitment exams (esp., those conducted by UPSC and other central or state recruitment boards ~ Civil Service exams, SSC, Railway Recruitment exams, Bank exams to name a few). General knowledge and current affairs is a collection of weekly GK & CA…

Current Affairs This Week (12-08-2018)

Gaganjeet Bhullar: European Tour title at Fiji International It was Ganganjeet Bhullar’s first win on the European Tour, ninth Asian Tour and 10th crown overall. He thus became the most successful Indian player on Asian Tour and the first Indian to win on Australasia Tour.   Chinese scientists create first single-chromosome yeast Chinese scientists claimed…

Current Affairs This Week (05-08-2018)

Meena Kumari (1 August 1933– 31 March 1972) Born Mahjabeen Bano, was an Indian film actress, singer and poet under the pseudonym “Naaz”. Popularly known as The Tragedy Queen, she is also called Female Guru Dutt of Hindi films and is often remembered as the Cinderella of Indian films.   Govt. plans ‘ISRO-like’ ocean mission…

Current Affairs This Week (29-07-2018)

World’s oldest person, a Japanese woman, dies at 117 Miyako, born on May 2, 1901, became the world’s oldest person in April after Nabi Tajima from the Kikai island in southern Japan died at age 117. Mayako’s family said they called her “the goddess” and remembered her as a chatty person who was patient and…

Current Affairs This Week (22-07-2018)

World’s 1st Remotely Operable Microscope Worth Rs 40 Cr Chennai, July 16 (PTI) The Indian Institute of Technology-Madras today launched a Rs 40 crore remotely operable miscroscope, claimed to be the world’s first of its kind, that would enable precise view of atoms of a material. India’s first greenfield skill training centre India’s first greenfield…

Current Affairs This Week (15-07-2018)

The English Patient: best-ever Man Booker Prize winner “The English Patient” won the Booker in 1992 and was made into a 1996 movie starring Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche that won nine Academy Awards.   Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration For the first time ever, United Nations Member States have agreed an…

Current Affairs This Week (08-07-2018)

Hubert Cecil Booth: invented 1st powered vacuum cleaners Hubert Cecil Booth was an English engineer known for inventing one of the first powered vacuum cleaners. He also designed Ferris wheels, suspension bridges and factories. India’s most potent missile Agni-V to be inducted soon The missile system, with a strike range of 5,000 km and capable…

Current Affairs This Week (01-07-2018)

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: modern day binary system He was a German polymath and philosopher who occupies a prominent place in the history of mathematics and the history of philosoph. His most notable accomplishment was conceiving the grand ideas of differential and integral calculus independently and simultaneously with Isaac Newton’s similar conceptions. Mahalanobis distance, Feldman–Mahalanobis model…

Current Affairs This Week (24-06-2018)

Kota in Guinness World Records for largest yoga session A Guinness World Record was created on Thursday in Rajasthan’s Kota city, where more than 1.05 lakh people performed yoga to mark International Yoga Day (June 21). Peter Thomson: 1st Australian to claim Open Championship Australia’s greatest golfers and a five-time Open Championship winner. In 1954,…

Current Affairs This Week (17-06-2018)

India: first military exercise of the BIMSTEC India will host the first military exercise of the BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) group focusing on counter-terrorism in Pune on September 2018. As part of this, a conclave of the Army chiefs of all 7 member-states is being planned. Class 7…

Current Affairs This Week (10-06-2018)

Assam boy is India’s youngest writer at 4 He penned the book Honeycomb. Ayan Gogoi Gohain was unable to speak after his third birthday. Today, at 4, he is the author of a book of anecdotes. The India Book of Records had in May adjudged Ayan as India’s youngest author. Eco-day bouquet: 539 species discovered…