Knowledge Diary – 13th September 2012, Thursday

  1. Name of Crown Prince and Defence Minister of Saudi Arabia is Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.
  2. Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational corporation whose headquarter is located at Redmond, Washington.
  3. Microsoft Corporation was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975.
  4. For 2011-2012, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) topped the list of best universities issued by the QS World University Rankings.MIT
  5. During the meeting of the India-Myanmar-Thailand Joint Task Force in New Delhi, it reviewed the eagerly awaited trilateral connectivity project and decided to make all efforts to implement this by 2016.
  6. Full Form of GCC is Gulf Cooperation Council.
  7. Kerela’s Chief Minister is Oommen Chandy.
  8. Full Form of NHRDF is National Horticulture Research and Development Foundation.
  9. The name given to new variety of dark Red Onion is Nhrdf-red (L-28).
  10. Full Form of ART is Antiretroviral Therapy.
  11. According to the study in PLos Genetics, Ants have four to five times more odour receptors than most other insects.
  12. Plasmodium falciparum, is one of two human-specific malaria parasite.
  13. The Tenth Plan was the first plan which did not fix targets of crop production.
  14. National Agriculture Insurance Scheme was implemented in October 1999.
  15. “Yellow Revolution” is related to oil seeds production.
  16. The progress in increase of fish production was called “Blue Revolution”.
  17. “Green Revolution” was started in third five year plan.
  18. All gene present in haploid cell is called Genome.
  19. ‘Deep Blue’ is a super Computer which had defeated World Chess champion Garry Kasparov.
  20. ‘ENIAC’ is the first Electronic Digital Computer of the world.

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