Latest general knowledge updates may 2013

Which Indian state has now centralised online admission process for graduation and post-graduation courses in all government and private colleges for the academic session 2013-14?
Madhya Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh won India Travel Awards for 2013 of which magazine?
Lonely Planet

Who is the president of Badminton Association of India?
Akhilesh Das Gupta

Which low cost carrier airlines will give passengers the option of blocking a  seats for a payment of Rs.100 to Rs. 200?

Who is appointed as brand ambassador for Agrani Homes?
Chris Gayle

Awareness of which inherited blood disorder was observed on 8th May to ensure both the partners don't suffer from the genetic disorder?
International Thalassemia Day

Which country will host grand finale of WTA Championships women's tennis season for next 5 years from 2014?

Which Indian state plans to start social security scheme for depositors and investors to ensure proper return of money following Saradha chit fund issue?
West Bengal

Expand CREDAI. (Hint: Real Estate)
Confederation of Real Estate Developer's Association of India

Who is named as chancellor of the Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies in Madhya Pradesh?
Samdhong Rinpoche, Tibetan scholar and associate of Dalai Lama

Expand ICWA. (Hint: World)
Indian Council of World Affairs

IBL - Indian Badminton League 2013

IBL 2013 - Dates, venue, opening ceremony and franchise

Dates: 14th to 31st August 2013

Venue: 6 cities across India - New Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Mumbai

Opening ceremony on 13th August 2013 at New Delhi

IBL is a joint venture of Badminton Association of India and Sporty Solutionz Pvt. Ltd.

Badminton Association of India president - Akhilesh Das Gupta

Sporty Solutionz Pvt. Ltd. CEO - Ashish Chadha

Prize money: $1 million

6 franchise for IBL 2013

Hyderabad Hotshots (Hyderabad)

Rajbhani Smashers (Delhi)

Mumbai Masters (Mumbai)

Karnataka Kings (Bangalore)

Pune Vijetas (Pune)

Lucknow Warriors (Lucknow)