Monday, October 12, 2009

Gk points

Cover of "Mein Kampf"Cover of Mein Kampf
  • De ProFundis -> It is an extended lettery by Oscar Wilde to Lord Alfred Douglas,written during the author's imprisonment in Reading Gaol.
  • Eclogue -> It was Orginally a short poem / section of a longer poem.Later it applied to the pastoral poems of Virgil & to verse dialogues on pastoral themes.
  • Badminton at 97 -> Henry Paynter of Canada,born 1907 was an active member of the Kelowna club & was still playing in 2004,at the age of 97.
  • A family's of VIP's -> Sri lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga's brother Anura Bandaranaike is the country's Foriegn minister.The Siblings had Prime Minister as their parents.Soloman & Sirimavo Bandaranaike.
  • on the everest -> The oldest women to reach the Everest is Tamae Watanabe of Japan.She was 63yrs old.she took 177 days when she achieved teh feat on may 16 2002.
  • 2 PM's -> Two Formaer Isreali Prime ministers,Menachem Begin & Shimon Peres were born on the same day on August 16.
  • Art of Living -> founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shanker in 1982,holds country's courses all over the world.
  • Chief justice for 1 day -> In 1988,Chief Justice B.P.Jha was sworn in at patna high court.he retired on the same day after 5 hours.
  • Alcoholics -> the American Physiologist E.M.Jellinek who pioneered in the scientific study of Alcoholism.
  • Cuban cosmonut Arnold Tamayo Mendez was first Latin American to be sent into space.He was launched on board Soyuz 38,in 1980.
  • The Hugo Award -> This award is given for the best science fiction is named after Hugo Germsback;the man responsible for the establishment of science fiction as an independent literary form.
  • Solo Climber -> Reinhold Messner of Italy was the first to succesfuly climbed Mount Everest Solo.He reached the summit on Aug.20 1980,without using bottle oxygen.
  • Periyar & Annan -> E.V.Ramaswamy Naicker,known as 'Periyar',founded the Dravida Kazhakgam.C.N.Annadurai known as 'Anna' founded Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.
  • Agricultue -> Norman Borlaug,the Brain behind the green reveloution,is the world's only agricultural scientist to win a Nobel prize for peace 1970.
  • Prince -> Emperor Hirohito of Japan who died in 1989 was the first crown Prince of the country to travel abroad.
  • Jatindra Nath Das died in Lahor Central Jail in 1929 after a 63-day-hunger-strike protesting the rude behaviour of jail authorities with political parties.
  • Kanchan C.Bhattacharya who in 2004 became India's First Women Director General of Police.
  • First women IPS officer -> Kiran Bedi.she is of 1972 batch.
  • Sarah Bernhardt 1844-1923 the great French theatre actress,had no leg became first women to act in films.
  • Adolf Hitler wrote a book -> 'Mein Kampf' he wrote this book when he was in prison.
  • Somalia's First Novalist -> Nuruddin Farah.
  • Edward Stanley Gibbons,founder of the Stanley Gibbons house of Stamps,was born in 1840,which is the year the world's first stamp,the Penny Black,was brought out.
  • Mahadik Planet -> The MIT linear laboratory in the US has named the minor planet 1709 after an Indian Student Bhushan Mahadik.It is called 'Mahadik planet'.
  • Hypothermia -> Fall in body temperature to 35 degree C.It can cause death.         source--

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