Bt brinjal is a genetically modified variety of brinjal developed in India. Mahyco, India’s top seed producer has developed it in collaboration with American multinational Monsanto. Bt cotton introduced in March 2002, proved to be a failure against bollworms.
The Australian Open Tennis Tournament has just concluded. It was the 98th year of the Competition. It also kick started the Grand Slams for the year 2010. Here are some anecdotes to help you prepare for Current GK.
Yes you read it right. Ibn E Battuta was the source of lot information that we have about the world. He was a famous Muslim traveller, from Morocco, who visited many different places. He travelled for almost 30 years through much of the Dar al-Islam, or the World of Islam. He met nearly every Muslim leader who ruled at that time.
Indian Military award its brave soldiers for showing exceptional courage during wartime. These are called gallantry awards. The highest gallantry wards in India are Param Vir Chakra (PVC), Maha Vir Chakra (MVC), Vir Chakra (VrC). Read more about these awards which are important for General Awareness Section of recruitment exams.
56th National Film Awards (for year 2008-09) awarded annually have been announced on January 23, 2010. Bollywood films won an unexpected number of awards. ‘Antaheen’ (Bengali) was awarded the best feature film award. Read for more.
Liberhan Commission, headed by and named after the retired judge of Supreme Court M S Liberhan was constituted on December 16, 1992 to investigate events leading to demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. Read more about How, When, Why of Liberhan Commission.