GK Updates for 24-04-2014

Published on Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Supreme Court set up a four-member committee for framing guidelines to prevent misuse of public funds by the government and its authorities in giving advertisements in newspapers and television to get political mileage. The court ruled that substantive guidelines are needed to regulate such advertisements at the cost of public exchequer. The order to constitute this committee was passed while the apex court heard public interest litigation (PIL) by two NGOs. Which two NGOs are these? – Common Cause and Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL)

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What is the name given to the newest mineral discovered recently in Australia? – ‘Putnisite’

What was the name of the naval exercise conducted by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to celebrate 65th anniversary of its Navy in which naval ships from India and Pakistan also participated? – ‘Maritime Cooperation – 2014’

Indian Air Force (IAF) has initiated a project for DNA profiling of its personnel, selecting a high-risk group of air crew that undertakes dangerous missions for the first round. Under this project the DNA samples of nearly 2,500 crew members who face potential threat to life during everyday operations are being collected. A database of the DNA records will be established at which place? – Pune

Sherpa guides, who assist in undertaking summit expeditions to Mt. Everest in Nepal, started the boycott of climbing season for 2014. These guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest’s base camp.What is the reason for their boycott? – To honour the death of 16 of their colleagues who were killed on 18 April 2014 in the deadliest avalanche ever recorded on the mountain

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