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  • The Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) was legislation passed by the Indian Parliament in 1973 by the government of Indira Gandhi and came into force with effect from January 1, 1974.
  • GIF – Graphics Interchange Format.
  • The six official languages of the United Nations (UN) are: 1) Arabic 2) Chinese (Mandarin) 3) English 4) French 5) Russian 6) Spanish.
  • India’s Deepika Kumari wins silver in 2012 Archery World Cup final.
  • Barfi‘ is India’s entry for Oscars in Foreign Language Film category.
  • Blood pressure is measured by an instrument called Sphygmomanometer.
  • Vitamin K is required by the liver for normal formation of prothombin.
  • The International Week of the Deaf is observed annually during the last full week of September.
  • Manmohan Singh – born on: 26-09-1932.
  • ‘World Elders Day’ is celebrated on 1st of October every year.
  • India’s first National Security Advisor (NSA) Brajesh Mishra passes away.
  • Gambusia affinis (Mosquitofish) is used in biological control of mosquito larvae.
  • Limestone is a sedimentary rock.
  • The average lifespan of a human platelet (thrombocytes) is normally just 5 to 9 days.
  • Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka.
  • Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala (Srilanka).
  • India slips to 7th spot globally in coffee production.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN was established on 16 October 1945.
  • Indian Institute of Chemical Biology – Kolkata.
  • National Chemical Laboratory – Pune.
  • Central Road Research Institute – New Delhi.
  • Indian Institute of Petroleum – Dehradun.
  • Central Leather Research Institute – Chennai.
  • National Aerospace Laboratories – Bangalore.
  • The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is the world’s largest trade union federation and was founded on: 01 November 2006.
  • Kovalam (Kerala) has three beaches separated by rocky outcroppings in its 17 km coastline. They are: 1) Lighthouse Beach 2) Hawah Beach 3) Samudra Beach.
  • The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology is awarded annually by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for notable and outstanding research, applied or fundamental, in biology, chemistry, environmental science, engineering, mathematics, medicine and Physics. The award is named after the founder Director of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar. It was first awarded in 1958.
  • National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bangalore, Karnataka, is a research centre specialising in biological research and was established in 1992.

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