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Justice RM Lodha .The Next Chief Justice of India

Posted on 11 April 2014 by admin

Justice RM Lodha to be sworn-in as next Chief Justice of India.

New Delhi: Justice RM Lodha, the seniormost judge of the Supreme Court, has been recommended as the next Chief Justice of India, the Law Ministry said on Friday.

Lodha will be sworn-in as the 41st Chief Justice of India on April 27.

He will succeed Justice P Sathasivam, who retires on April 26. The CJI had sent the communication recommending Justice Lodha’s name to the Union Law Ministry.

According to reports, the recommendation would be processed and the notification for appointment would be issued within two weeks.

Justice Lodha, the son of Justice SK Mal Lodha, former Judge of the Rajasthan High Court, took his law Degree from University of Jodhpur and enrolled with Bar Council of Rajasthan in 1973.

He started practicing Law in the Rajasthan High Court and dealt with all branches of law.

On January 31, 1994 he was elevated as Permanent Judge of Rajasthan High Court and was later transferred to the Bombay High Court where he assumed office on February 16, 1994.

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GK Todays News Capsule ! October 27.2013

Posted on 27 October 2013 by admin

World News and Current affairs at a Glance

October 27.2013        Top Headlines Today

Germany to send intelligence officials to Washington amid spying uproar

Germany is sending senior intelligence officials to Washington, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Saturday, amid outrage over claims the U.S.

Small tsunami reaches Japan after earthquake

A small tsunami triggered by a quake has hit Japan’s eastern coast – where the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is located – but no damage is reported.

Iran hangs 16 rebels ‘in reprisal for border deaths’   

Sixteen rebels have been hanged in Iran in retaliation for the deaths of at least 14 border guards in an ambush, say Iranian news agencies.

Pakistan supports Saudi stand on UN Security Council seat

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan says it fully agrees with the government of Saudi Arabia’s decision not to join the UN Security Council after being elected to its non-permanent seat for the term 2014-2015.

Post 9/11, NSA spying virtually unchecked: Experts

NSA has pushed the envelope in its digital snooping after being granted sweeping powers by Congress in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Pakistan Army chief to visit China on Monday

Islamabad: Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani will travel to China next week on a three-day visit, likely to be his last before he retires next month.


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G20 summit.World leaders arrive in St Petersburg ,Russia

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

World leaders have begun arriving in St Petersburg, ahead of this weekend’s G20 summit.

The 7th summit of the G20 leaders is being held at the city’s Constantine Palace and security around it is tight.

The main topic of discussion, although not on the summit agenda, is sure to be the conflict in Syria, which is causing tension between the US and Russia. Barack Obama had already pulled out of a one-to-one meeting with host Putin after Moscow granted Edward Snowden temporary asylum.

The G20 was set up to discuss global financial and economic issues – so banking reform, taxes and trade are officially what everyone’s there to talk about.

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14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 – Day Nine

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Usain Bolt overtakes Carl Lewis in world track championship history

Posted on 19 August 2013 by admin

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt sprinted past Carl Lewis into the world track championship record book by completing a triple gold-medal performance Sunday in Moscow while anchoring Jamaica to victory in the 400-meter relay.

His march to greatness continues, and Bolt says he’s not going to slow down.

“I’ll continue dominating,” said Bolt, who earlier during the meet won the 100 and 200. “I’ll continue to work hard. For me, my aim is to continue hard into the greatness thing.”

He tied the American sprint legend with his 10th world championship medal. Each has eight gold medals, but the scale tips in Bolt’s favor because he has a pair of silver medals, while Lewis has a silver and bronze.

To hear Bolt talk about the relay victory, it was never in doubt, even though the U.S. was leading before a bad exchange cost the Americans a chance at victory with Justin Gatlin waiting to run the final leg.

“I wasn’t really worried about Justin,” Bolt said. “I knew if he got the baton in front of me, I could catch him. So it was just going out there to run as fast as possible.”

“It’s not just about the talent. It’s about rising to the occasion. He understands what that means,” Gatlin said of the Jamaican’s accomplishments.

Those accolades include becoming the only man to hold the world records simultaneously in the 100 and 200 since fully automatic times became mandatory in 1977 and six gold medals in the last two Olympics.

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NASA’s Hubble discovered Blue Planet 63 light-years Away

Posted on 12 July 2013 by admin

NASAScientists from NASA in July 2013 have discovered a blue planet that possibly rains glass, orbiting a star 63 light-years away.

This is the first time an exoplanet’s true colour has been determined. Astronomers has used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and made visible light observation spotting the planet HD 189733b which is one of the closest exoplanets that can be seen crossing the face of its star.

Scientists continuously observed changes in the colour of light from the planet before, during and after a pass behind its star and observed that there was a small drop in light and a slight change in the colour of the light.

The light was actually becoming less bright in the blue but not in the green or red. Light was missing in the blue but not in the red when it was hidden. Also, earlier observations by scientist reported evidence for scattering of blue light on the planet. The latest Hubble observation confirms the evidence.

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Current affairs .North Korea threatens to shut down Kaesong industrial complex

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Current affairs .North Korea threatens to shut down Kaesong industrial complex

Posted on 31 March 2013 by admin

North Korea has threatened to shut down the inter-Korean industrial complex in Kaesong, located in the southwestern part of the country.

The jointly-run industrial park is a symbol of cooperation between the 2 Koreas. Some 50,000 North Koreans work for South Korean firms operating in the complex.

Officials in Pyongyang said that the country will close the industrial park without hesitation if South Korea undermines the North’s dignity.

The officials were apparently referring to the South’s joint military drills currently taking place with the United States.

The Kaesong complex is an important means for impoverished North Korea to earn foreign currency. The industrial park has operated normally even after the North severed a military hotline with the South on Wednesday.

The line was used for checking the entry of South Koreans to the special zone. Observers say, that the latest threat may be part of North Korea’s tactics to rattle the South.

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India vs Australia: India look to seal series at Mohali

Posted on 14 March 2013 by admin

India  has got advantage against a depleted Australia side in the third Test match that begins Today at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here.

With only 12 players to pick a team from, Australia are under huge pressure. The onus of ending their two-match losing streak looms large under the backdrop of the suspension of its four players Monday due to breach of discipline.

The Australia team management Monday suspended four of its players including vice-captain Shane Watson for not doing a homework. Along with Watson, James Pattinson, Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Johnson were suspended for the Test.

With Australia trailing 0-2 in the series, all the players were given five days to prepare a feedback on how they could improve. But the four players failed to meet the deadline, and paid the price.

While Watson and Pattinson would have been automatic choices, Khawaja and Johnson also had a strong chance.

The inexperienced Australia batting line-up will have a tough time against the Indian spinners. However, the good news for them is that skipper Michael Clarke is in form. Clarke has scored one century and two half-centuries in the four innings he has played so far.

The big news for India will be the debut of Delhi batsman Shikhar Dhawan who will replace citymate Virender Sehwag, who was dropped after failing in the first two Tests, averaging just nine.

The Indian batting order has put together good performances so far. Led by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Vijay and Virat Kohli have scored a ton each.

When it comes to bowling, Pragyan Ojha is likely to retain his bench in the pavilion as India will likely retain its winning combination.

Ravichandran Ashwin has been very impressive taking three five-wicket hauls, with a best of 7/103. Harbhajan Singh has taken wickets though not regularly. Lack of wickets could prove to be trouble for him in the future.

Ironically, Ravindra Jadeja has been even more effective than Harbhajan. Firstly, he has taken more wickets than Harbhajan and, secondly, important wickets of men-in-form like Clarke and Wade at crucial junctures of both the matches.

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New Marpapa !Pope Francis elected as 266th Roman Catholic pontiff

Posted on 14 March 2013 by admin

         Pope Benedict XVI

  • Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

    Pope Francis elected as 266th Roman Catholic pontiff

    13 Mar 2013: Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio takes name of Francis after accepting his election as 266th head of Roman Catholic church

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Science Updates.Quantum spin liquid ,the New kind of magnetism

Posted on 28 December 2012 by admin


MIT discovers a new state of matter, a new kind of magnetism

Researchers at MIT have discovered a new state of matter with a new kind of magnetism. This new state, called a quantum spin liquid (QSL), could lead to significant advances in data storage. QSLs also exhibit a quantum phenomenon called long-range entanglement, which could lead to new types of communications systems, and more.

The quantum spin liquid state was first proposed by physicist Phil Anderson in 1973 as the ground state for a system of spins on a triangular lattice that interact with their nearest neighbors via the so-called antiferromagnetic interaction. Quantum spin liquids generated further interest when in 1987 Anderson proposed a theory that described high temperature superconductivity in terms of a disordered spin-liquid state.A quantum spin liquid state was first realized experimentally in crystalline herbertsmithite by Young Lee and his group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in December 2012.

Ferromagnetism—the simple magnetism of a bar magnet or compass needle—has been known for centuries. In a second type of magnetism, antiferromagnetism, the magnetic fields of the ions within a metal or alloy cancel each other out. In both cases, the materials become magnetic only when cooled below a certain critical temperature. The prediction and discovery of antiferromagnetism—the basis for the read heads in today’s computer hard disks—won Nobel Prizes in physics for Louis Neel in 1970 and for MIT professor emeritus Clifford Shull in 1994. “We’re showing that there is a third fundamental state for magnetism,” says MIT professor of physics Young Lee.

The experimental work showing the existence of this new state, called a quantum spin liquid (QSL), is reported this week in the journal Nature, with Lee as the senior author and Tianheng Han, who earned his PhD in physics at MIT earlier this year, as lead author. The QSL is a solid crystal, but its magnetic state is described as liquid: Unlike the other two kinds of magnetism, the magnetic orientations of the individual particles within it fluctuate constantly, resembling the constant motion of molecules within a true liquid.

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Current affairs.Major National and International affairs to know

Posted on 23 December 2012 by admin

  • Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti resigned ahead of Elections
  • India Successfully Test Fired Air to Air Interceptor Astra Missile
  • Blackberry Smartphone maker Research-In-Motion (RIM) signed in Ranbir Kapoor as its Brand Ambassador
  • Jeet Thayil along with 23 Others Chosen as Sahitya Akademi Award Winners
  • New Freshwater Mosasaurs Species Discovered By the Researchers
  • NYSE Agreed Selling Itself as a Part of 8.2 Billion Dollar Takeover by IntercontinentalExchange Inc.
  • India and ASEAN Finalised FTA in Investments and Services
  • SC dismissed Purno Sangma Petition that Challenged Pranab Mukherjee’s Election as President
  • Delhi High Court dismissed the PIL that Challenged Tendulkar’s Nomination to Rajya Sabha
  • Lok Sabha Passed the banking bill Clearing way for New Corporate Licenses
  • Ireland to legalise Abortions when the Mother’s Life is at Risk
  • International Current Affairs December 2012. Ireland on 18 December 2012 announced that it will legalise abortions when the mother’s life is at risk
  • David Cameroon announced that Britain would Pull Half of its Troops from Afghanistan
  • Park Geun-Hye Elected As the First Woman President of South Korea
  • US House of Representatives passed the Defence Bill 2013
  • Queen Elizabeth Became First Peacetime British Ruler to Attend Cabinet Meeting
  • India’s Dipika Pallikal Lost in Pre-Quarters of Women’s World Open Squash Championship 2012
  • India retained their Number Five Position as per the Latest ICC Test Ranking
  • Roger Federer Named Swiss Male Athlete of the Year 2012
  • Sardar Singh Commanded the Best Price in Hockey India League Auction

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Latest Current Affairs at a glance

Posted on 29 November 2012 by admin

TATA Motors Entered Bangladesh Passenger Car Market Segment

Maldives cancelled its Biggest Foreign Investment Project with GMR Group
Eurozone, International Monetary Fund Agreed to New Greek Debt Deal
US Military’s Ban on Women in most Combat Positions Challenged
Nuclear Waste Would Not Be Dumped At Kolar Gold Mine: Govt. To SC
Union Government approved an Anti-Piracy Scheme in Audio-Visual Sector
Researchers Found Mechanism behind Origin of Life on Early Earth

Ehud Barak, Israel’s defense minister announced quitting from politics
The 8th Meeting of the India-UK JWG on Counter Terrorism held in New Delhi

Eurozone, International Monetary Fund Agreed to New Greek Debt Deal
US Military’s Ban on Women in most Combat Positions Challenged
The 2nd India-China Strategic economic Dialogue held in New Delhi
Costal Chain of Static Sensors Positioned along the Coast of Andhra Pradesh
Union Minister of Finance P Chidambaram Finalised GAAR Amendment
Union Government approved an Anti-Piracy Scheme in Audio-Visual Sector
Nuclear Waste Would Not Be Dumped At Kolar Gold Mine: Govt. To SC
Sebastian Vettel became Youngest Triple Champion in Formula One History
Usain Bolt and Allyson Felix named IAAF World Athletes of the Year 2012
Anand Pawar Won Scottish International Challenge Tournament in Badminton
West Indies won the Bangladesh Test Series by 2-0
Davis Cup 2012: Czech Republic defeated Spain in the Finals

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Indian Grand Prix 2012 News Updates

Posted on 26 October 2012 by admin

Indian Grand Prix 2012 News

The track and the good crowd make the race exciting. In Singapore and Silverstone, it’s full of people. When in Spain and Montreal, the city comes alive. It’s the fans who make it special. So if people can turn out, it can become one of the most exciting Grands Prix ,” Hamilton said ahead of the second edition of the Indian Grand Prix.

Formula One Quiz

What is Buddh International Circuit?

The Buddh International Circuit (B. I. C.) is a Formula 1 (F 1) racing track.

Where is the Buddh International Circuit located?

Buddh International Circuit location is in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh.

What is this Formula One racing track famous for?

This International Circuit in Uttar Pradesh has gained its worldwide fame for hosting the first F 1 Indian Grand Prix, which was held on 30th October, 2011.

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Current affairs Updates

Posted on 24 October 2012 by admin

Famous Writer and President of the Sahitya Akademi, Sunil Gangopadhyay Died

President of the Sahitya Akademi and an eminent writer, Sunil Gangopadhyay died on 23 October 2012 due to heart attack at his residence in Kolkata. Gangopadhyay who died at the age of 78 is now survived by his wife and a son.


Saina Nehwal won Denmark Open Badminton Title

The World No. 4 badminton player Saina Nehwal on 21 October 2012 won the Denmark Open Super Series Premier tournament by defeating the German badminton player Juliane Schenk by 21-17 21-8.

She was competing in the women’s single final category badminton match in Odense, Denmark and was Playing without the chief national coach and her mentor Pullela Gopi Chand,This title is counted to be her sixth Super Series title and the first title outside Asia. Her previous titles came in Indonesia (2009, 2010, 2012), Singapore (2010) and Hong Kong (2010).

Olympic Shooter Vijay Kumar Named Services Best Sportsman

London Olympic Shooter and silver medalist Vijay Kumar on 19 October 2012 was honoured with the Services Best Sportsman award for 2012 at the Army Headquarters in New Delhi

The award which include trophy and cash award of one lakh rupees is generally given to the best sportsman from the three defence forces of Army, Air Force and Navy.

Vijay Kumar is the current world number and had earlier won three gold medals and one silver medal at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games. Vijay Kumar won a silver medal at the July-August 2012 London Games in the individual 25 metre rapid fire pistol.


Bharti Airtel Became World’s Fourth Largest Mobile Operator

Indian Telecom Service Company Bharti Airtel became the fourth largest telecom operator in the world in terms of subscribers, according to the Wireless Intelligence ‘Scoreboard’ report.

At the end of the quarter ended June 2012, the Company had over 250 million mobile subscribers across its operations, representing 13 percent Year-over-Year growth.


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Hyderabad Named world Third Best City to Visit in 2013

Posted on 24 October 2012 by admin

The City of Hyderabad was named as World Third best city to visit in 2013 by Travel guide book Lonely Planet published on 22 October 2012

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European Union wins Nobel Peace Prize 2012

Posted on 13 October 2012 by admin

The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for promoting peace, democracy and human rights over six decades, a morale boost for the bloc as it struggles to resolve its economic crisis.

The award served as a reminder that the EU had largely brought peace to a continent that tore itself apart in two world wars in which tens of millions died.

The EU has transformed most of Europe “from a continent of wars to a continent of peace”, Nobel Committee Chairman Thorbjoern Jagland said in announcing the award in Oslo.

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Nobel Prize for chemistry

Posted on 10 October 2012 by admin

Two US scientists win Nobel Prize for chemistry

Two American researchers won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for studies of protein receptors that let body cells sense and respond to outside signals like danger or the flavor of food. Such studies are key for developing better drugs.The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka had made groundbreaking discoveries, mainly in the 1980s, on an important family of receptors, known as G-protein-coupled receptors.
Lefkowitz, 69, is an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and professor at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.Kobilka, 57, worked for Lefkowitz at Duke before transferring to Stanford University School of Medicine in California, where he is now a professor.

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Under-19 World Cup: India beat Australia by 6 wickets to win the title

Posted on 26 August 2012 by admin

Under-19 World Cup: India beat Australia by 6 wickets to win the title

Captain Unmukt Chand’s unbeaten 111 and Smit Patel’s 58 nout out guided India to a comfortable six-victory against Australia in the Under-19 World Cup final at Tony Ireland Stadium in Townsville on Sunday.

Chand’s 126-ball ball century was studded with 5 sixes and 7 fours.

Chand reached his fifty off 67 balls with the help of 2 sixes and 5 fours.

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Posted on 16 August 2012 by admin

Centre reluctant to convene Cavery River Authority

Ramdev’s parliament march stopped – gains political support
Teesta water sharing in the agenda while Ershad meets Manmohan sing
China’s moon rover will be powered by nuclear battery
Olympic flag arrives in Rio de Janeiro
Arctic ice is melting faster- Scientists
Syria crisis: Rebels ‘shoot down warplane’

Zardari, Gilani caution Supreme Court

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Latest Current Affairs and general knowledge from general knowledge today .com

Posted on 10 August 2012 by admin

International Current Affairs


  • US imposed Fresh Sanctions on Belligerent Iran
  • United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution on Syria
  • Libya’s NTC Handed Power to Newly Appointed National Assembly
  • Pakistan’s Supreme Court summoned Prime Minister over Corruption Cases against President
  • Sudan signed a Deal with South Sudan over Oil Payments

National Current Affairs

  • Union Government allocated 150 Crore Rupees to Uttarakhand for Floof Relief
  • Keshub Mahindra stepped down as the Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra
  • Scientist identified a new Oxidant in the Atmosphere
  • The Re-Designed Website of the President of India was Launched
  • Typhoon Haikui slammed into the East Coast of China
  • Libya’s NTC Handed Power to Newly Appointed National Assembly
  • India’s Industrial Output declined to 1.8 Percent in June 2012
  • Delhi High Court approved the Guidelines for Media Reporting on Children
  • Sports Current Affairs

  •   Bolt strikes gold as Jamaica sweep 200M
  •   Sushil Kumar determined to give his best
  • • Britain’s Nicola Adams wins flyweight gold
  • • Hockey: Germany stuns Australia 4-2 to reach final

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Generalknowledgetoday for the latest general knowledge and current affairs!!

Posted on 06 August 2012 by admin

 Latest Current Affairs

  • Jamaican Sprinter Usain Bolt won Gold in Men’s 100 Meter Race, set Olympic Record
  • Securities and Exchange Board of India inaugurated their local office in Jaipur
  • Bimal Gurung sworn in as the Head of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration
  • KNR Constructions bagged on the Tollway Road Project
  • Prime Minister of Fiji, Laisenia Qarase was punished for One year Prison
  • India’s NSE became the World’s Largest Bourse in Equity Segment as per WFE’s Global Ranking
  • Typhoon Damrey hit the Chinese Provinces Liaoning and Hebei
  • NASA’s New Robot Rover Curiosity touched the Surface of Mars
  • India Current Affairs August 2012.

        The Union Cabinet on 3 August 2012 gave its consent to the launch of   satellite to the Mars proposed in 2013
    • Bimal Gurung sworn in as the Head of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration
    • Union Government approved Relaxation in Policies Related to Transfer of Government Land
    • Special Tribunal approved MHA Move to declare SIMI as an Unlawful Organisation
    • Union Government approved 492 Crore Rupees to set up Central Academy for Police Training in Bhopal

      International Current Affairs

  • India and Israel signed Collaborative Academic Research Programme Agreement
  • US Senate passed Bill to label Haqqani Network as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation
  • United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution on Syria
  • Pakistan Supreme Court annulled New Law Protecting the Prime Minister


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