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MISCELLANEOUS GK

The ship belonging to a US-based firm (and registered in Sierra Leone) which was detained by

the Indian Coast Guard for carrying weapons in Indian waters is named – MV Seaman Guard

India’s first indigenous vaccine against Japanese Encephalitis launched by the health minister

Ghulam Nabi Azad and jointly developed by National Institute of Virology, Pune, Indian Council

of Medical Research (ICMR) and Bharat Biotech Limited is named – JENVAC

The Govt of India has constituted a Council of National Institute of Technical Teachers Training

and Research (NITTTR) to facilitate better coordination and synergy between the four NITTTRs

located at Chandigarh, Bhopal, Calcutta and Chennai. The ex-officio Chairman of the Council will

be – Minister of Human Resource Development

The theme of International Day of Older Persons, 2013 chosen by the United Nations

Organisation – The future we want: what older persons are saying

India’s first and only business house to cross the turnover of $100 billion, which fell out of $ 100

billion club in Nov 2013, because of a fall in the value of rupee – Tata group

The volcano located in the island Sumatra of Indonesia which erupted violently in November

2013 forcing about 18,000 people to flee from their homes is named – Mount Sinabung

The country which has decided to recall its ambassador from Australia following reports that an

Australian security agency attempted to listen to his telephonic conversations of its President –

Indonesia

The word meaning a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a

smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website, which was chosen as the word

of the year 2013 by Oxford Dictionary – selfie

The Indian dog which has become the first canine to reach the Everest base camp (alongwith its

owner Joanne Lefson of South Africa) is named – Rupee

Independent India’s first Education Minister and freedom fighter to commemorate whose

125th birth anniversary a national portal has been launched by the Government of India –

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

The auction house which auctioned Mahatma Gandhi’s will and the famous charkha used by

him in Yerawada Jail and later gifted to American missionary Rev. Floyd A Puffer – Mullock’s

Auction house

The bank which launched the Centurion Card (popularly known as the Black Card) in India

issued only by invitation and with a spending limit of Rs. 10 crore – American Express Bank

The application launched by Microsoft for the safety of women users of Windows phones is

named – Guardian

The temperature of the coldest point on Earth located on the Antarctica as measured by a

satellite has been found to be – minus 93.2o Celsius ( – 135.8oF).

The Indian university which became the highest-ranked educational institution of India in the

first-ever ranking of universities in BRICS and emerging economies by Times Higher Education

magazine – Panjab University

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