Which brand of gutkha is Joshi famous for? Goa*
4. Indian and Pakistan are in a slugfest over Indias 450-megawatt Baglihar hydel power project which Pak says reduces its share of water and violates the decades old Indus Water Treaty between the two countries that was signed by PM Jawaharlal Nehru and President Ayub Khan. Which tributary of the Indus is the hydel power project on?
Pakistan says the project on the Chenab river, violates the provisions of the World Bank-brokered Indus Water Treaty between the two countries. According to the treaty, Pakistan has exclusive use of the Indus, Jhelum and Chenab rivers while India has access to the Ravi, Beas and Sutlej rivers.
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5. What is India born and Canada based scientist T S Murthy, in news recently for a major environmental system, famous for?
Tsunami Warning System*
Murthy played a key role in setting up the Pacific Tsunami Warning System in 1965.. Murthy has suggested Visakhapatanam in Andhra Pradesh as the ideal location for setting up the tsunami warning system.
6. Who was appointed as the new chief of Indias external espionage agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)? Hormis Tharakan
Kerala police chief Hormis Tharakan as the new chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), the external intelligence agency, in place of C D Sahay, who retired in Jan.
7. Which well known historian was in news for declining the Padma Bhushan award recently?
Romila Thapar declined the honour for the second time after 1992. She says In 1992, I was given precisely this award. I decided I would stay with academic and professional awards and not accept state awards....and I declined.
8. President of which sports body was in news for winning in the Assembly electio View More »