TNPSC - Important Notes of General Studies

Famous Research Institutes of India
  • Central Leprosy Training and Research Institute - Chengalpet
  • King Institute of Preventive Medicine - Guindy (Chennai)
  • Central Sugarcane Research Institute - Coimbatore
  • Central Leather Research Institute - Chennai
  • Central Electro-Chemical Research Institute - Karaikudi
  • Central Food Technological Research Institute - Mysore (Karnataka) 
  • Central Institute of Virology - Pune (Maharashtra)
  • Indian Lac Research Institute - Ranchi (Jharkhand)
  • Defence Agricultural Research Laboratory - Haldwani (Punjab)
  • Physical Research Laboratory - Ahmadabad (Gujarat)
First in India
  • The First Indian to Win Nobel Prize - Rabindranath Tagore.
  • The First President of Indian National Congress  - W.C. Banerjee.
  • The First British Governor General of India  - Lord William Bentinck.
  • The First British Viceroy of India  - Lord Canning.
  • The First Governor General of free India  - Lord Mountbatten.
  • The First Indian to receive Bharat Ratna Award  - Dr.Radhakrishnan.
  • The First judge of International court of justice  - Dr. Nagendra Singh.
  • The First foreigner to receive Bharat Ratna  - Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
  • The First Women Chief Minister of an Indian state  - Mrs. Sucheta Kirpalani.
  • The First Women to receive Nobel Prize  - Mother Teresa.
  • Women President of the Indian National Congress  - Annie Besant.
  • Indian in the British Parliament - Dadabhai Naoroji.
  • Musician to be awarded the Bharat Ratna  - M.S. Subbulakshmi.
  • The First Indian Woman to win a Badminton Grand prix  - Sania Nehwal (2006)
  • First Women President  - Pratibha Patil (2007)
73rd Golden Globe Awards
1. Best Picture (Drama) — The Revenant
2. Best Picture (Musical of Comedy) — The Martian
3. Best Director — Alejandro G. Inarritu (The Revenant)
4. Best Actor (Drama) — Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
5. Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) — Matt Damon (The Martian)
6. Best Actress (Drama) — Brie Larson (Room)
7. Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) —Jennifer Lawrence (Joy)
8. Best Supporting Actor — Sylvester Stallone (Creed)
9. Best Supporting — Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

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