Friday, 20 October 2017

GENERAL AWARENESS


                                       

                        



Ramesh Narayan has been elected as the President of the India Chapter of International Advertising Association (IAA). 

Veteran theatre, television and film actor Tom Alter has passed away recently. He was 67. 

Rajiv Sabharwal has been appointed as the Managing Director and CEO of Tata Capital. 

AAI’s Srinagar and Raipur Airports have been awarded as Best Airports under National Tourism Awards 2015-16. 

Indian Army and JMIU have signed an MOU for academic collaboration, technical advancement and progression of Army Personnel. 

Sambit Patra has been appointed as the director on the board of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Ltd. 

Former veteran cricketer Sunil Gavaskar is the first cricketer of India to have a cricket stadium in the name of him. 

Air India has tied up with Punjab National Bank and IndusInd Bank to take 3,250 crore loans for meeting working capital requirements. 

Banwarilal Purohit has sworn in as the 25th Governor of Tamil Nadu. 

Hollywood star George Clooney will be honoured with the AFI Life Achievement Award.

 India and Ethiopia has signed an agreement in the field of trade, communication and media to boost bilateral ties.

 International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has won the Nobel Peace Prize for the year 2017.

Activist-journalist Gauri Lankesh will be posthumously given the 'Anna Politkovskaya Award' this year. 

ISRO would set up a research Centre in Guwahati for start-ups, academicians, environmentalists and entrepreneurs.

Pooja Kadian has become the first ever Indian sportsperson to win a Gold medal at the Wushu World Championship. 

Mahaveer Raghunathan has become the first Indian to win European Racing Championship. 

Mastercard has signed an MoU with the Andhra Pradesh government for digitally transformation of the state's technology sector.

 Paul Otellini, the former Chief Executive Officer of Intel, passed away. He was 66.

According to Forbes' Report Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani has emerged as India's wealthiest Person.

 Ukhnaa Khurelsukh has been elected as the prime minister of Mongolia. 

India has signed €300 million Finance Contract with European Investment Bank (EIB) for financing Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase II- Line R6. 

President of India Ram Nath Kovind has appointed 5 New Governors. Fitch has projected India’s GDP growth rate to 6.9 per cent for the financial year 2017-18.

 Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has unveiled a 1.8-metre-tall bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

 The Nobel prize in the field of physiology or medicine has been awarded to a trio of American scientists. 

The Meenakshi Temple in Tamil Nadu's Madurai has been named the cleanest iconic place in India under the 'Swachhata Hi Seva' programme. 

Sri Lankan veteran spinner Rangana Herath became the first left-arm spinner to take 400 wickets in Test cricket.

 Red Bull's Formula One driver Max Verstappen has won the Malaysian Grand Prix title 2017. 

President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Commission to Examine Sub Categorization of other Backward Classes.

2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit will be held on November 28-30 at Hyderabad.

 Kip Thorne, Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish has won the 2017 Nobel prize in Physics. 

Indian academician Prajapati Trivedi has been elected as a fellow of the prestigious National Academy of Public Administration in the US. 

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan has been appointed as the deputy directorgeneral of World Health Organization (WHO). 

Former president of Iraq Jalal Talabani has passed away recently. He was 83. 

Karnataka’ chief minister Siddaramaiah has launched a Mathru Poorna scheme. 

National Highways Authority of India has launched PMIS Mobile Application. 

Reserve Bank of India has opened its new branch in Dehradun. 

Bangladesh has signed USD 4.5 billion agreement with India for infrastructure and social sector development. 

Union Cabinet has given its approval for the signing and ratification of the Extradition Treaty between India and Lithuania. 

GOI has constituted a high-level committee for proper management of the water resources in the North Eastern Region (NER). 

RBI has reduced the Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) by 50 basis points from 20.0 percent to 19.50 per cent. 

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson has won the 2017 Nobel prize in chemistry.

Rajnish Kumar has been appointed as the next Chairman of the State Bank of India.

Kazuo Ishiguro has won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature.

According to the latest report by 'Twiplomacy', Donald Trump is now the world’s most followed leader on Twitter.





Saturday, 14 October 2017

IMPORTANT ABBREVIATIONS 15-10-2017

IMPORTANT ABBREVIATIONS 


•UDAY- UJWAL DISCOM ASSURANCE YOJANA
•SEHAT- SOCIAL ENDEVOUR FOR HEALTHCARE AND TELEMEDICINE.
•PMMY - PRADHAN MANTRI MUDRA YOJANA
•PMJDY - PRADHAN MANTRI JAN DHAN YOJANA
•PMJJBY - PRADHAN MANTRI JEEVAN JYOTI BIMA YOJANA
•PMSBY - PRDHAN MANTRI SURAKSHA BIMA YOJANA
•APY - ATAL PENSION YOJANA ( old name swalamban yojana )
•KVP - KISAN VIKAS PATRA
•SBA - SWACHH BHARAT ABHIYAN
•PMSAGY - PRDHAN MANTRI SANSAD ADARSH GRAM YOJANA.
•KABY - KRISHI AMDANI BEEMA YOJANA
•AMRUT- ATAL MISSION FOR REJUVENATION & URBAN TRANSFORMATION
•PMGSY - PRADHAN MANTRI GRAM SINCHAI YOJANA
•BSA - BAL SWACHHTA ABHIYAN.
•NGM - NAMAMI GANGA YOJANA
•HRIDAY - HERITAGE CITY DEVELOPMENT & AUGMENTATION YOJANA
•USTTAD - UPGRADING THE SKILLS & TRAINING IN TRADITIONAL ARTS/CRAFTS FOR DEVELOPMENT
•PMMMNMTT - PANDIT MADAN MOHAN MALAVIYA MISSION ON TEACHERS & TEACHING
•PRASAD - PILGRIMAGE REJUVENATION & SPRITUAL AUGMENTATION DRIVE
•IAF - INDIA ASPIRATION FUND ( 2000 crore )
SMILE - SIDBI MAKE IN INDIA FOR SMALL ENTERPRISES ( 10000 crore )
•SBA - SUGAMAYA BHARAT ABHIYAN
BBB - BANK BOARD BUREAU
•PKVY - PARAMPARAGAT KRISHI VIKAS YOJANA
•UCB - URBAN COOPERATIVE BANKS
•IUHDSS - INTEGRATED UNDERWATER DEFENCE & SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
•FIPIC - FORUM FOR INDIA — PACIFIC ISLANDS CO-OPERATION ( 14 countries )
•LARR - LAND ACQUISITION, REHABILATION & RESETTLEMENT.
•SNY - SCHOOL NURSERY YOJANA ( 6th to 9th class)
•ISS - INTEREST SUBVENTION SCHEME ( 2% & upto 3 lakhs )
•PMVLK - PRADHAN MANTRI VIDYA LAKSHMI YOJANA
•OAMS - ONLINE APPLICATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ( Nai Roshni )
•MUDRA - MICRO UNITS DEVELOPMENT & REFINANCE AGENCY
•SETU - SELF EMPLOYMENT & TALENT UTILIZATION
•PRAGATI - PRO ACTIVE GOVERNANCE AND TIMELY IMPLEMENTAION
•NPS - NATIONAL PENSION SCHEME

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Current Affairs - ONE LINERS

                                   
                                     



1. The name of the Indian origin boy in the U.K. who has secured the top possible score of 162 in a Mensa IQ Test is: Arnav Sharma 

2. According to the recent ICC Test rankings, which team is on top position: India

3. According to the recent ICC ODI rankings, which team is on top position: South Africa

4. According to the recent ICC T20 rankings, which team is on top position: New Zealand

5. According to the recent F1 standings, who is on the top position: Sebastian Vettel 

6. According to the recent ATP rankings, who is on top position: Andy Murray 

7. According to the recent WTA rankings, who is on top position: Angelique Kerber 

8. According to World Badminton Federation, who is on top position in men’s category: Son Wan Ho

9. According to World Badminton Federation, who is on top position in women’s category: Tai Tzu Ying

10. Who is the new president of Badminton Association of India: Himant Biswa Sarma

11. In context to Football, what does VAR stands for: Video Assistant Review

12. Who has won the Ivory Coast International Badminton Tournament 2017 in women’s category at Abidjan: Ritika Thaker 

13. Who became the first Indian to win a race in the FIA European F3 championship 2017: Jehan Daruvala 

14. Name the only Indian Umpire in the ICC Elite Panel for the 2017-18 season: S Ravi 

15. Which entity has entered into an agreement with the gold jewellers across the country to enable buyers to redeem their digital gold in the form of jewellery: Paytm 

16. Maccabiah Games are also known as: Jewish Olympics 

17. Who has won the FIFA Confederation Cup 2017: Germany 

18. Recently who has signed a $220 million loan agreement with Government of India to improve connectivity, transport efficiency and safety on the state Highways of Rajasthan: ADB 

19. Name the newly appointed chairman of Tata Global Beverages Ltd.(TGBL): 
N. Chandrasekaran 

20. Recently with whom India has signed seven agreements in the field of water, agriculture, space, including a $40 million joint fund for R&D in Innovation: Israel 

21. ‘Nasr’ is a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile of which country: Pakistan # Recently who has been appointed as the DGP of Himachal Pradesh: Somesh Goyal

22. Which telecom major is going to sell its controlling stake in Infratel in an effort to pare over $14 Billion of debt: Bharti Airtel 

23. With which bank Indian mobile operating system, Indus OS is launching the first OS-integrated United Payments Interface(UPI) platform: Yes Bank 

24. With which country Airbus has signed an agreement worth $23 Billion to sell 140 aircrafts: China 

25. Recently Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN) and Israel Aerospace Industries(IAI) have entered into a strategic partnership for manufacturing composite aero structure parts and assemblies in: Bengaluru 

26. Recently with whom European Union has agreed “in principle” on a free trade deal that will affect an overwhelming majority of commerce between two economies: Japan 

27. Who has launched a voice assistant speaker named “Tmall Genie” that will perform tasks by voice commands: Alibaba 

28. Who has resigned from the position of Indian team’s coach after ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Anil Kumble 

29. With which country Mahindra Aero-structures has signed a MoU to collaborate on the production of aero structure parts and assemblies: Israel

30. Who has been appointed as the new Home secretary in the Ministry of Finance: Rajiv Gauba 

31. Travis Kalanick, who resigned from its CEO post belongs to which company: Uber 

32. Which city became the first city in the country to have fuel delivered to one’s doorstep just like milk and newspapers: Bengaluru 

33. What is the currency of Saudi Arabia: Riyal 

34. Who became major sponsor of the International Olympic Committee till 2024: Intel 

35. “Lone Fox Dancing- My Autobiography”, is a book written by whom: Ruskin Bond 

36. Who became the world’s youngest to scale the 18000 ft Kanchenjunga base camp in Sikkim: Suryassangyini 

37. Recently how many satellites were launched by ISRO in a single launch: 31 

38. What is the name of the Indian Satellite which was recently launched by ISRO: Cartosat-2

39. Recently how many foreign satellites were launched by ISRO in a single launch: 29 

40. Satellite from how many countries were sent along with the recent launch of Cartosat-2 series by ISRO: 14 

41. Recently which New Zealand’s player has retired from international cricket: Luke Ronchi 

42. Who is the CEO of Tata Power: Anil Kumar Sardana 

43. Recently with whom India has signed a MoU on cooperation in the field of public administration and governance reforms: Portugal 

44. Recently with whom India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the textiles, clothing and fashion sectors: Australia 

45. With the launch of Cartosat-2 sattelite, the total number of satellite being used for military purpose in India has gone up to: 13 

46. Who has won the Australian Open 2017 title: Kidambi Srikanth # Recently who was crowned fbb Colors Femina Miss India World 2017: Manushi Chillar 

47. The Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2017 won by: Daniel Ricciardo

48. Who will be conferred with “Best Sports person of the year Award” by the Sports Journalists Federation of India: P.V.Sindhu 

49. The Dutch Grand Prix 2017 won by: Valentino Rossi 

50. Recently Government has cleared a proposal for NCR’s second airport to be built in: Jewar 











Monday, 18 September 2017

IMPORTANT GK QUESTIONS 18/09/2017



1. Who is the founder of East India Association ?
Answer: Dadabhai Naoroji
2. Who is the father of Indian politics ?
Answer: Dadabhai Naoroji

3. Who is the father of Indian economics ?
Answer: Dadabhai Naoroji
4. Who is the father of Indian Politics ?
Answer: Dadabhai Naoroji
5. Who is the creator of Drain theory ?
Answer: Dadabhai Naoroji
6. Who is the creator of Brain Drain theory ?
Answer: Dadabhai Naoroji
7. Who is the first Indian elected to British parliament ?
Answer: Dadabhai Naoroji
8. Who coined the name Indian National Congress (INC) ?
Answer: Dadabhai Naoroji
9. Who used the word ' Swaraj ' firstly ?
Answer: Dadabhai Naoroji
10. Who is the first Indian to calculate the national Income ?
Answer: Dadabhai Naoroji
11. Who was the Second President of Indian National Congress ?
Answer: Dadabhai Naoroji
12. Who has the nick name " Grand old man of India " ?
Answer: Dadabhai Naoroji
13. Who wrote the book " Poverty and Un-British Rule in India " ?
Answer: Dadabhai Naoroji
14. What is the name of news paper started by Dadabhai Naoroji ?
Answer: Voice of India

Monday, 11 September 2017

GK notes -government schemes




Standards & Labelling Programme

 The Bureau of Energy Efficiency initiated the Standards & Labelling programme for equipment and appliances in 2006 to provide the consumer an informed choice about the energy saving and thereby the cost saving potential of the relevant marketed product.
 The equipment/appliances are given a star rating of one to five; five stars being the most energy efficient.
 The scheme is invoked for 21 equipment/appliances including 7 for which it is mandatory.
 Some of the equipment/appliances covered under this programme include frost free (no frost) refrigerators, tubular fluorescent lamps (TFLs), room air-conditioners, direct cool refrigerators, distribution transformers, induction motors, pump sets, ceiling fans, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) stoves, electric geysers, ballasts, computers, office equipment, and colour televisions.

DBT in kerosene

 Jharkhand has become the first state in the country to implement Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in Kerosene.  Under the DBTK Scheme, PDS kerosene is being sold at non-subsidised price, and, subsidy, as admissible, is being transferred to consumers directly into their bank accounts.
 This initiative was launched by Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry on the lines of a similar DBT programme for LPG subsidy.
 It aims at rationalising subsidy based on the approach to cut subsidy leakages but not the subsidy.

National Mineral Exploration Policy (NMEP)

 The NMEP primarily aims at accelerating the exploration activity in the country through enhanced participation of the private sector.
 The policy seeks to uncover full mineral potential in order to put the nation’s mineral resources (non-fuel and non-coal) to best use and maximize sectoral contribution to the Indian economy.
 The Union Ministry of Mines will carry out auctioning of identified exploration blocks for exploration by private sector.
 It will be done on the revenue sharing basis in case their exploration leads to auctionable resources. The revenue will be borne by the successful bidder of those auctionable blocks.
 A National Geoscientific Data Repository (NGDR) will be set up to collate all
baseline and mineral exploration information generated by various central and state government agencies and maintain these on a geospatial database.  Government proposes to establish a not-for-profit autonomous institution known as the National Centre for Mineral Targeting (NCMT) in collaboration with scientific and research bodies, universities and industry for scientific and technological research to address the mineral exploration challenges in the country.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

GK notes -government schemes




Standards & Labelling Programme

 The Bureau of Energy Efficiency initiated the Standards & Labelling programme for equipment and appliances in 2006 to provide the consumer an informed choice about the energy saving and thereby the cost saving potential of the relevant marketed product.
 The equipment/appliances are given a star rating of one to five; five stars being the most energy efficient.
 The scheme is invoked for 21 equipment/appliances including 7 for which it is mandatory.
 Some of the equipment/appliances covered under this programme include frost free (no frost) refrigerators, tubular fluorescent lamps (TFLs), room air-conditioners, direct cool refrigerators, distribution transformers, induction motors, pump sets, ceiling fans, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) stoves, electric geysers, ballasts, computers, office equipment, and colour televisions.

DBT in kerosene

 Jharkhand has become the first state in the country to implement Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in Kerosene.  Under the DBTK Scheme, PDS kerosene is being sold at non-subsidised price, and, subsidy, as admissible, is being transferred to consumers directly into their bank accounts.
 This initiative was launched by Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry on the lines of a similar DBT programme for LPG subsidy.
 It aims at rationalising subsidy based on the approach to cut subsidy leakages but not the subsidy.

National Mineral Exploration Policy (NMEP)

 The NMEP primarily aims at accelerating the exploration activity in the country through enhanced participation of the private sector.
 The policy seeks to uncover full mineral potential in order to put the nation’s mineral resources (non-fuel and non-coal) to best use and maximize sectoral contribution to the Indian economy.
 The Union Ministry of Mines will carry out auctioning of identified exploration blocks for exploration by private sector.
 It will be done on the revenue sharing basis in case their exploration leads to auctionable resources. The revenue will be borne by the successful bidder of those auctionable blocks.
 A National Geoscientific Data Repository (NGDR) will be set up to collate all
baseline and mineral exploration information generated by various central and state government agencies and maintain these on a geospatial database.  Government proposes to establish a not-for-profit autonomous institution known as the National Centre for Mineral Targeting (NCMT) in collaboration with scientific and research bodies, universities and industry for scientific and technological research to address the mineral exploration challenges in the country.

Saturday, 26 August 2017

ENGLISH QUIZ 26/08/2017



Directions (1-10): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of 
which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each
number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully
complete.

Economic growth figures for the first quarter of this financial year seem to support the claim that the
worst may be over for the Indian economy. The gradual revival is also an indication that the government’s
economic stimulus package is ……(1)……. What could, however, upset the positive outlook is the drought
which ……(2)…… large parts of the country and its impact on overall growth. Even though the monsoon
had picked up ……(3)……. the rains received were grossly ……(4)……. There are clear ……(5)…… that
farm output, particularly cereals, will fall drastically. Insufficient rain is bound to shoot up the ……(6)…… 
of agricultural commodities and that would impact the economy as a whole. The drought would also 
……(7)…… a drastic reduction in rural employment and consumption besides inflation in the prices of 
food articles. Food prices have been ……(8)…… since the past few months, and lower agricultural 
production is likely to ……(9)…… the situation. The government has said that food grain from the buffer
 stocks will be used to keep price ……(10) ……. Subsidized food grain is necessary in these times, but its
 effectiveness will depend a lot on the distribution system.

Q1. 
(a) impractical
(b) ambiguous
(c) failing
(d) working
(e) weakening

Q2. 
(a) strike
(b) affected
(c) exposed
(d) reverted
(e) altered

Q3. 
(a) unseasonably
(b) unfavourably
(c) presently
(d) meagerly
(e) later

Q4. 
(a) inadequate
(b) enough
(c) missing
(d) ample
(e) atrocious

Q5. 
(a)contradictions
(b) advices
(c) reasons
(d) results
(e) indications

Q6. 
(a) production
(b) requirement
(c) prices
(d) yield
(e) labour

Q7. 
(a) trigger
(b) lead
(c) result
(d) contribute
(e) dampen

Q8. 
(a) improving
(b) balanced
(c) stable
(d) increasing
(e) decreasing

Q9. 
(a) aggravate
(b) amend
(c) smoothen
(d) improve
(e) challenge

Q10. 
(a) unprofitable
(b) futile
(c) maximum
(d) growing
(e) down

Directions (11-15): Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below each statement should be
 placed in the blank space provided so as to make a meaningful and grammatically correct 
sentence? If none of the sentences is appropriate, mark (e) as the answer.


Q11. Although information technology has entered the homes, offices, and hearts of many citizens
 of India __________.
(a) India provides the highest number of IT experts to the world every year.
(b) many people in rural areas still remain ignorant of its immense benefits
(c) government has done its best by funding research in this field appropriately
(d) the face of communication in the years to come would change completely from the bygone years
(e) None of these

Q12. While the environment friendly-Nuclear energy could make a large addition to the energy 
resources, ____________________.
(a) experts have a lot of expectations from this cleaner method of producing energy
(b) the government is determined to extract maximum out of this technology in the near future
(c) international lobby has been pressurizing the developing nations to shift their energy production
 from coal to nuclear power.
(d) the problem of locating adequate numbers of Uranium reserves to run the reactors is yet to be 
sorted out
(e) None of these

Q13. ____________________ experts proposed the idea of a common school system.
(a) Overlooking the fundamental right of quality education of every child in India.
(b) Since the curricular requirements of a rural child is different from an urban child
(c) Based on the fact that difference in the quality of schools acts as a ground for discrimination
(d) Since a large percentage of Indian children are getting free education
(e) None of these


Q14. ____________________, the soil today is nowhere as rich in native minerals as it used to be
 some centuries ago.
(a) As there is a growing consent among farmers regarding limiting the use of chemical fertilizers
(b) As the chemical inputs in agriculture improved the yield many folds
(c) Owing to the uninhibited use of chemical inputs in agriculture
(d) Awareness among farmers regarding the side effects of chemical farming grew when
(e) None of these

Q15. As allegations of crores of rupees changing hands to permit illegal mining began to fly thick 
and fast,
(a) government ordered an enquiry which exposed a nexus between mine operators and bureaucrats
(b) it caused great damage to the surrounding ecosystem and the environment in general
(c) the officials have been irresponsible in failing to bring it to the notice of the court in time
(d) the powerful mining lobby had bribed the officials to obtain permit for mining on ecologically 
sensitive land
(e) None of these

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