Knowledge Bytes(English) For IBPS Clerk Mains 2019-20 : 11-10-2019

Knowledge Bytes

Knowledge Bytes(English) For IBPS Clerk Mains 2019-20 : 11-10-2019

 

1.Who has become the oldest person to ever win a Nobel Prize at the age of 97? John B Goodenough

2. Who won the first-ever Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1901 for the discovery of the laws of chemical dynamics and osmotic pressure in solutions? Jacobus H van ‘t Hoff

3. Name the three scientists, who have been jointly awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry? John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino

4. The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of____. lithium-ion batteries

5. Recently, which astronaut has been awarded with one of Russia’s highest honours ‘the Order of Courage’? Nick Hague

6. Which nation has decorated NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who survived an aborted space launch last year, with one of its highest honours, the Order of Courage? Russia

7. Recently, The government has increased the dearness allowance (DA) for central govt employees from 12% to ___. 17%

8. The government has announced a hike of ___points in the dearness allowance paid to central government employees. 5 percentage

9. Which news and info website has won the Gold Award for its election coverage in the category of ‘Best Content in a News Blog/Website’ in the ICL 2019 – India Content Leadership Awards and Conference? India.com

10. In which category, India.com has won the Gold Award at ICL 2019 – India Content Leadership Awards and Conference? ‘Best Content in a News Blog/Website’

11. Name the Sprinter, who won two gold medals at the 2017 Asian Championships, has been banned for four years for doping? Nirmala Sheoran

12. Nirmala Sheoran, who has been recently banned for four years for doping, is related to which sport? Sprint

13. Who have joined the board of Reliance Infrastructure as non-executive directors? Anmol Ambani and Anshul Ambani

14. Who has been appointed as an independent director on the board of Reliance Infrastructure? Syed Ata Hasnain

15. Recently under which scheme, government has approved the relaxation of the mandatory requirement of Aadhaar Seeded data as a pre-condition for release of funds to the beneficiaries? Pradhan Mantri KisanSamman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme

16. The Central Sector Scheme, namely, the Pradhan Mantri KisanSamman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) provides income support to land-holding farmers’ families, subject to certain exclusions, by way of payment of ___ per year. Rs.6000

17. Name the central sector scheme, under which all small and marginal farmers will get up to 6,000 (US$87) per year as minimum income support? Pradhan Mantri KisanSamman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme

18. In which field, India has recently signed MoUs with Foreign Broadcasters? Radio and Television

19. In which year was the first Wireless Radio Broadcast by Reginald A. Fessenden? 1906

20. Union HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ to launch a unique Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme from ISRO called: ‘DHRUV’

21. Which news and info website has won the Gold Award for its election coverage in the category of ‘Best Content in a News Blog/Website’ in the ICL 2019 – India Content Leadership Awards and Conference? India.com

22. What is the name of a newly discovered antibiotic, which is produced by a soil bacterium found deep in the tropical forests of Mexico? Phazolicin
 

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