Published On: Tue, Jun 8th, 2010

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1. Who is appointed as the director general of inspection and safety wing of the Indian Air Force (IAF)?
Air Marshal Ajay Shriniwas Karnik.

2. First Indian who is selected for the honorary doctorate degree in humane letters by State University of New York?
Amritanandamayi Devi, Hindu spiritual leader.
She is selected for this honour in recognition of her wide-ranging humanitarian contributions .In the university’s 164-year history, only two other world leaders, including Tibetan spiritual head the Dalai Lama have been bestowed this award.

3. Who is appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Bank?
T.M. Bhasin.

4. Which countries have recently agreed a solution to a long-running disagreement over the height of Mount Everest?
Nepal and China.

24. Former vice chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University who is appointed as a member of National Commission for Religious and Linguistic Minorities Education (NCMEI)?
Dr.Cyriac Thomas.
This appointment is for a period of five years.
Justice M S A Siddiqui is the chairman of NCMEI.
Mohinder Singh, former member of National Commission for Religious and Linguistic Minorities is the third member of the full three-member commission.

25. Name of the rocket made in India, launching of which failed on 15th April, 2010 as the two Indian cryogenic engines got failed during the launch?
GSLV D-3.
(GSLV-Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle)
The GSLV-D3 was carrying a communication satellite GSAT-4 and others weighing more than two tones.

5. Who has entered the Limca Book co Records for electronically preserving a large collection of photographs?
Josekutty Panackal.
He is the senior news photographer of Malayala Manorama, leading newspaper of Kerala. The Limca Book of records states “Panackal has a collection of 31,795 news photographs as of May 31, 2009 all shot by himself over eight years.

6. Polish President who died along with 130 others when their plane crashed while coming in for a landing in western Russia on April 10, 2010?

Lech Kaczynski.
There were no survivors on the Soviet-era Tupolev, which was taking the president, his wife and staff to events marking the 70th anniversary of the massacre of thousands of Polish officers by Soviet secret police.

7. Who has been appointed as the 14th Judge Advocate General JAG of the Indian Army?
Major General C.S. Nair. He will take charge on May 1.

8. Agricultural scientist who became the first Cuban to win the U.S.-based Goldman Environmental Prize, also known as the “green Nobel?

Humberto Rios Labrada. The award is considered as world’s biggest award for grassroots environmentalism.

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