Saturday, 25 March 2017

History Notes-3 (French Colony India, Anglo-French Rivalry - Three Carnatic Wars)

French Colony India, Anglo-French Rivalry - Three Carnatic Wars

History Notes-3

History Notes-3 (French Colony India, Anglo-French Rivalry - Three Carnatic Wars)

French Colony Establishments In India  

Francois Caron established the first French factory in India at Surat in 1667.

The biggest settlement of French in India was Pondicherry, which was established by Francois Martin in 1674.

The title of Nawab was conferred to French Governor Dumas in 1740 by Chanda Sahib because he safeguarded him from Maratha attack.

Joseph Francis Dupleix was the greatest French Governor in India.

The victorious French Army was led by Captain Paradise in the battle of Saint Thome.

Monday, 20 March 2017

SSC (CHSL) Examination Paper 2016 (Held on Jan/Feb 2017)- Part 2

SSC (CHSL) Examination 2016 

(Held on Jan/Feb 2017)
SSC (CHSL) Examination Paper 2016 (Held on Jan/Feb 2017)- Part 1



Part 1Part-2

Q13: In the following question, two statements are given each followed by two conclusions I and II. You have to consider the statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follows
from the given statements.

Statements:
(I) All young girls are modern.
(II) No modern men are superstitious.

Conclusion:
(I) No girls are superstitious.
(II) No young men are superstitious.


(a) Conclusion I follows
(b) Conclusion II follows
(c) Neither I nor II follows
(d) Both I and II follows

Saturday, 18 March 2017

SSC (CHSL) Examination Paper 2016 (Held on Jan/Feb 2017)- Part 1

SSC (CHSL) Examination 2016 

(Held on Jan/Feb 2017)
SSC (CHSL) Examination Paper 2016 (Held on Jan/Feb 2017)- Part 1

Part 1, Part 2


Q1: Select the related word/letters/number from the given alternatives.

Intelligent : Dumb :: Inflate: ?

(a) Raise
(b) Deflate
(c) Degrade
(d) Aerated


Q2: Select the related word/letters/number from the given alternatives.

FS: IT :: QT: ?

(a) PR
(b) TU
(c) ST
(d) TQ


Monday, 13 March 2017

History Notes-2 (East India Company - Rising To Power)

History Notes-2
East India Company - Rising To Power

History Notes-2 (East India Company - Rising To Power)

The first English factory in the interior of Bengal was established in 1651 during the viceroyalty of Shuja the Second Son of Shahjahan.

The Englishman began trade in silk, saltpetre and sugar which were the chief export commodities of Bengal.

Calcutta (now Kolkata) was founded by Job Charnock in 1690.

In the reign of Shaista Khan who was appointed as new governor of Bengal under whom English trade prospered.

The East India Company secured 'Farman' in  1717 from Farrukhsiyar, was led by John Surman.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Quantitative Reasoning - Time and Work

Time and Work

Quantitative Reasoning
Quantitative Reasoning - Time and Work

Digging a trench, painting a wall etc. are considered as work. There is a direct relation ship between work done and time.

Work Done (W) = No. Of Days (D) × No. of Men (M)

Work and men are directly proportional to each other
⇒ W₁    M₁ × D₁
 ––– =  ––  –––
  W₂    M₂ × D₂

Question 1: If 12 men do a piece of work in 80 days in how many days will 16 men do it?

(a) 30 days
(b) 40 days
(c) 50 days
(d) 60 days

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Science Notes - 1 - Physics - Fundamental Units and Derived Units

Physics - Fundamental Units and Derived Units

Science Notes - 1 - Physics - Fundamental Units and Derived Units

Science Notes - 1 

In mechanics, there are three physical quantities namely mass length and time which are called fundamental physical quantities.

These units are called fundamental because they are all independent of each other.

Discussing other branches of Physics, we find other physical quantities like temperature luminous intensity electric current and the amount of substance are also called fundamental physical quantities. For example Calvin (K), candela (Cd) Ampere (A) and mole(mol) respectively are called fundamental units.

In addition Radian for plane angle and steradian for solid angle are two supplementary fundamental units.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

History Notes (Part 1) : European Traders to India (Before 1857)

History Notes -1 
European Traders to India (Before 1857)

History Notes (Part 1)  : European Traders to India (Before 1857)

1. Prince Henry of Portugal encouraged voyages for the discovery of India by sea route.  Vasco da Gama started his voyage from Lisbon in 1947. He landed at Calicu on May 21, 1487. He reached Malabar coast.

2. The Portuguese allied themselves with the rulers of Honavar, Bankipur and Bhatkal against Bijapur.

3. Cochin was the best of all ports on the Malabar Coast.

4. The trade was carried onto with China Arabia and other countries from the port of Quilon.

5. Portugal's initial objective was to capture the spice trade of the East.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

General English - Cloze Test

Cloze Test

General English - Cloze Test

Directions: Fill in the blanks from the choices given:

Man work with his small tools until the advent of modern machinery ___(1)____ by steam and electricity. The small tools ____(2)______ defeat from big machines as ________(3)______ hands had ______(4)_____ to the hands _____(5)_____ with tools. These machines operate only over large ______(6)______ of land and considerable _________(7)_________ are needed for their procurement and use. But if therefore we give up all ________(8)__________ saying that our peasantry cannot _____(9)_____ them, it will simply mean ______(10)______  trouble.

1: 
(a) driven
(b) moved
(c) worked
(d) controlled


Sunday, 5 March 2017

OSCAR AWARDS 2017 List

OSCAR AWARDS 2017 List

OSCAR AWARDS 2017 List
Image Credits: Prayitno at Flickr

Maximum Awards Won By A Movie: La La Land (7 awards).

Best Picture Moonlight

Best Director Damien Chazelle (La La Land)

Best Actor: Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Actress:          Emma Stone (La La Land)

Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)

Best Supporting Actress:   Viola Davis (Fences)

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Geography Notes -2 For Competitive Exams

Geography Notes -2

Geography Notes -2 For Competitive Exams

Indira Point: 
in Andaman and Nicobar Islands is the southern-most tip of India. It got submerged in last TSunami.


Irrigated area, Indian State having largest: 
The Indian State with the largest irrigated area is Uttar Pradesh.

Jhum: 
It is a slash and burn method of shifting cultivation (called jhum) practised on rainfall-bed slopes of forest hills and dales in Arunachal Pradesh.

Kandla: 
It is a sea port situated at the head of the Gulf of Kuch in Gujarat State. It was the first port to be developed after independence. It has a free trade zone.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Quantitative Reasoning - Data Interpretation Questions

Data Interpretation 

QUANTITATIVE REASONING
Quantitative Reasoning - Data Interpretation Questions


Passage no.  1
Rachna has in her kitchen 17 spoons, 3 serving spoons, 22 quarter plates, 25 full plates, 11 forks, 2 lighter, and 42 boxes. Some of these boxes contains spices, 7 of the boxes contain pulses and 4 boxes contain rice. 2 boxes have ghee and three boxes have oil in them. In this way Rachna’s kitchen full of variety of things.

On the basis of your reading of the passage answer the questions given below:

Q1. How many utensils are there in Rachan’s kitchen?
a. 78
b. 87
c. 68
d. 86

Ans. a.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

General Awareness - 7 Points About UJALA Scheme

7 Points About UJALA Scheme

General Awareness - 7 Points About UJALA Scheme

Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) - A National LED programme, was launched by Union government on May 1st 2016. Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi described the LED bulb as “Prakash Path” – “way to light".


The scheme was launched by Nion Minister for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy - Mr. Piyush Goyal. The initiative is part of the Government of India’s efforts to spread the message of energy efficiency in the country. UJALA scheme aims to promote efficient use of energy.


Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Geography Notes - Part-1

Geography Notes

Geography Notes - Part-1

Acid precipitation (Acid Rainfall):
is now regarded as a serious problem in some European and Asian countries, the main cause and source of which is emissions of sulphur oxides and nitrogen oxides from thermal power plants and burning of fossil fuels. These oxides dissolve in atmospheric water vapour and fall back on earth as acid rainfall. Acid rainfall can cause destruction of crops and trees; destruction of fish; and damage to buildings.

Agronomy:
Soil management and production of field crops is known as Agronomy.

Aleurone layer:
is that part of the grain in cereals where much of the protein lies.

Alluvial soil:
is the richest and most fertile soil of India spread over large areas in northern plains of India.

Arakan Yoma:
is the extension of the Himalayas located in Myanmar.

Asthamudi Lake:
is located in Kerala State.

Bailadila:
in Bastar district of Madhya Pradesh, is known for its wealth of Manganese.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Indian Scientific Research Institutes

Indian Scientific Research Institutes

Indian Scientific Research Institutes

No. Institute Place
1. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Trombay near Mumbai (Maharashtra)
2 Indian Cancer Research Centre Mumbai
3 Physical Research Centre Ahmedabad (Gujrat)
4 Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics Kolkata (W.Bengal)
5 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai (Maharashtra)
6 Central Jute Technological Research Institute Kolkata (W.Bengal)

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Computer Awareness Quiz-2

Computer Awareness Quiz

(Part-2)

Computer Awareness Quiz - 2

Q1: Every computer connected to an intranet or extranet must have a distinct

(a) Firewall
(b) Brand Name
(c) Proxy server
(d) Domain Name
(e) IP address


Q2: To save an existing file with a new name or to a new location, the user should use ________ command.

(a) new file
(b) save as
(c) copy
(d) save and replace
(e) save


Q3: Which one of the following is not a computer programming language?

(a) C++
(b) COBOL
(c) BASIC
(d) Java
(e) MS-Excel


Q4: Devices such as monitors and printers that are connected to the computer are called

(a) Peripheral devices
(b) Input devices
(c) Processing devices
(d) System devices
(e) Output devices

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Logical Reasoning - Direction Sense Test

Direction Sense Test

Logical Reasoning - Direction Sense Test

Direction sense test is meant to test the candidate's ability to trace and follow the direction. The questions generally are asked in the form of puzzle querying for a direction. A successive follow up of directions given in the question is computed to find the final direction between the two points.

Four major directions and four sub-major directions are:

 ↖ ↑ ↗
←     →                  
 ↙ ↓ ↘


Four major directions are (clockwise):

  • North(N) ↑
  • East (E) →
  • South (S) ↓
  • West (W) ←


Four sub-major directions (clockwise) are:


  • North-East (NE) ↗
  • South-East (SE) ↘
  • South-West (SW) ↙
  • North-West (NW) ↖


Problems related to Direction Sense Test


Question 1: The post office is to the east of the school while my house os to the south of the school. The market is to the north of the post office.If the distance of the market from the post office is equal to the distance of my house from the school, in which direction is the market with respect to my school?

(a) North-East
(b) South-East
(c) South-West
(d) North-West

IBPS BANK PO (2016) - Computer Knowledge Quiz

Computer Knowledge Quiz

IBPS BANK PO (2016) 
IBPS BANK PO (2016) - Computer Knowledge Quiz


Q1: In binary language each letter of the alphabet, and each special character are made up of a unique combination of _______

(a) eight characters
(b) eight bytes
(c) eight kilobytes
(d) two kilobytes
(e) eight bits


Q2: A beam of light used to record and retrieve data on optical disk is known as __________.

(a) Polarized light
(b) Coloured light
(c) Unpolarized concentric light
(d) Laser
(e) Electric light


Sunday, 19 February 2017

Fathers Of Various Branches Of Biology - Quiz

Fathers Of Various Branches Of Biology - Quiz

Fathers Of Various Branches Of Biology - Quiz

① Father of Biology -

② Father of Zoology -

③ Father of Immunology -

④ Father of Cytology -

⑤ Father of Indian Paleobotany -

Thursday, 16 February 2017

ISRO Creates History - 104 satellites In A Single mission (14 Important Points)

ISRO Creates History
104 satellites In A Single mission 

ISRO Creates History - 104 satellites In A Single mission (14 Important Points)

Important Points

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) sets a new record in space mission achievements after it successfully launched 104 satellites in one go from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh

This was ISRO’s first space mission for the year 2017, and the most complicated mission it has ever carried out.

In about 18 minutes, all 104 satellites were released into space, each travelling at the speed of over 27,000 km per hour - 40 times the speed of an average passenger airline.

It was PSLV-C37's 39th mission.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

SBI PO 2017: Exam Date Notification

SBI PO 2017 : Exam Date Notification

SBI PO 2017: Exam Date Notification

Applications are invited for appointment as Probationary Officers (POs) in State Bank of India.

Probationary Officer: 2313 Posts

Qualifications (As on 01/07/17):


  • Graduation in any discipline or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.
  • Those who are in the Final Year/ Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 01.07.2017.
  • Candidates having Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 01.07.2017.

 
    Age Limit (As on 01/04/17): 21 - 30 years

Selection Procedure:
 The exam will be held in three phases
Phase 1: Prelims Exam
Phase 2: Mains Exam
Phase 3: Interview & Group Discussion

For more details please visit: https://www.sbi.co.in/webfiles/uploads/files/
SBI_PO_Rectruitment_Eng_06022017.pdf. The same pdf is also displayed below:



World Geography- Important Boundary Lines

World Geography- Important Boundary Lines

World Geography- Important Boundary Lines

Durand Line:
Between Pakistan and Afghanistan, demarcated by Sir Mortimer Durand in 1896.

Hindenberg Line:
The line to which the Germans retreated in 1917 during the First World War, defines the boundary between Germany and Poland.

Line of Control:
It divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan.

Maginot Line:
Boundary between France and Germany.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

List of Atomic Research Organisations in India

Atomic Research Organisations in India 

List of Atomic Research Organisations in India

Here is a list of various organizations that are associated with various atomic and nuclear energy programmes to sustain peaceful applications of nuclear energy, primarily for power generation.


Research and Development Units


  •     Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
  •     Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam
  •     Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata
  •     Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore
  •     Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research, Hyderabad
  •     Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership, Bahadurgarh



Saturday, 11 February 2017

Scientific Instruments Quiz

Scientific Instruments Quiz


Can you identify the name of the instrument used?


an apparatus used in aircraft for measuring altitudes.

is used for to measure intensity of sound.


is an instrument for measuring the force and velocity of wind.

an instrument to measure intensity of sound.

is an instrument required for improving imperfect sense of hearing.

for continuous recording of atmospheric pressure.

is an apparatus used for measuring the atmospheric pressure.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

India's Prominent National Parks and Sanctuaries

India's Prominent National Parks and Sanctuaries

India's Prominent National Parks and Sanctuaries

National parks and sanctuaries are natural or semi-natural or developed lands that are primarily used to conserve the wild nature. 

Here is the list of major national parks and sanctuaries to safeguard natural habitat of endangered and conservation-reliant species.

National Park/Sanctuary State Animals
Bandhavgarh National Park Madhya Pradesh Tiger, Panther, Cheetah, Sambhar
Bandipur National Park Karnataka Chital, gray langurs, Indian giant squirrel, leopard, sambar deer, indian elephants, honey buzzard, red-headed vulture
Jim Corbett National Park Uttarakhand Elephant, Panther, Nilgai
Dachigam National Park Jammu and Kashmir Kashmiri Stag, Black bear, Leopard
Dalma Sanctuary Jharkhand Elephant, Leopard, Pigs
Dudhwa National Park Uttar Pradesh Panther, Leopard, Cheetal, Sambhar

Geography India Quiz

Geography India Quiz

Geography India Quiz

MCQs

Q1: Tropic of cancer passes through

(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Maharashtra




Q2: The largest of India peninsular rivers is:

(a) Ganga
(b) Krisna
(c) Narmada
(d) Godavari

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

General Intelligence and Reasoning - Letter Series

Letter Series 

General Intelligence and Reasoning - Letter Series

In letter series, a series of letters is given. The alphabets in the series follow a particular order or pattern. Four choices are given and you need to find the most suitable choice to find the next letter(s) in the series.


Directions: Which one of the four choices will come next in the given series:

Q1:  AZYBXCWDVE

UD
UF
UG
VF

Answer: ⑵ UF

Choices suggest it is two letter groups i.e. AZ  YB  XC  WD  VE

A  Y → X → W → V → U
  ↗
  ↘
Z  B → C → D → E → F


Monday, 6 February 2017

IBPS Exam Calendar 2017

IBPS Exam Calendar 2017

Tentative Schedule


IBPS Exam Exam Detail Tentative Date
Common Written Examination for RRB Preliminary Examination- Officer Scale I and Office Assistants September 9-24, 2017
Single Examination - Officer Scale II and III November 5, 2017
Main Examination - Officer Scale I November 5, 2017
Main Examination - Office Assistants November 12, 2017

Sunday, 5 February 2017

General Intelligence and Reasoning - Number Series

Number Series

General Intelligence and Reasoning - Number Series

A number series is a group of numbers related to one another in a particular manner or pattern. There could be multiple patterns of relationship in the series such as:

1. the numbers are multiple of some number
e.g. 3, 6, 9, 12, 15...

2. the numbers may be consecutive odd/even numbers.
e.g. 5, 7, 9, 11, 13...

3. the numbers may be consecutive prime numbers.

4. the numbers may be squares of some numbers.

5. the subsequent numbers can be obtained by adding/multiplying/squaring etc. of previous number(s) in the series.


Exercise

1. Find out the number that will come next in the series:
17, 19, 23, 29, 31, ?

Friday, 3 February 2017

General English - Contextual Vocabulary Quiz

General English - Contextual Vocabulary Quiz


Directions: Choose the correct alternatives which explain the idiom/ phrase written in bold italics


Q1: Kezia used to 'get cold feet' when she thought of her father.

(a) get angry
(b) get scared
(c) used to cry
(d) felt like crying


Q2: Maria was on 'top of the world' when she won the Wimbledon.

(a) felt very happy
(b) felt very nervous
(c) felt satisfied
(d) felt excited


Q3: The cakes that the woman baked were 'out of this world'
(a) horrible
(b) not tasty
(c) excellent
(d) alien

Current Affairs Quiz (January 2017)

Current Affairs Quiz (January 2017)



Q1: Which city became the world’s most expensive cities for expatriates?

Q2: Which Indian state started the Aarogya Raksha family health insurance scheme on 1st January, 2017?

Q3: Name the android app which became the most popular app of India?

Q4: Supreme Court removes BCCI President for allegedly lying on oath. Name the person removed.

Q5: Union Textiles Minister Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani launched helpline for Handloom Weavers under the name of _______.

Q6: A new research paper published in Itihaas, the Hindi journal of the Indian Council of Historical Research which claimed the iconic ‘Dancing Girl’ of Mohenjodaro is a hindu goddess. Name the goddess?

Q7: Name the country that has become the world's first country to officially recognise parkour as a sport.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Union Budget (2017) - Highlights

Union Budget (2017) - Highlights

Budget - Rupee In and Rupee Out
(credits: IndiaBudget)


① GOI Finance Ministry has released the Union Budget highlights, Fin. Minister speech and other details.

② You may download the copy from IndiaBudget website.


Geography - Common Grown Crops - Favourable climate and Soil conditions

Common Grown Crops -
Favourable climate and Soil conditions

Geography - Common Grown Crops - Favourable climate and Soil conditions

Wheat: Its plant requires a cool climate in the beginning, warm and dry weather at the time of harvesting and rainfall at intervals—between 20’’ to 30’’. A clayey soil is very favourable.

Barley: cool climate and a soil poorer than that required for wheat.

Rice: hot and moist climate with rainfall from 40’’ to 80’’ or over and rich soil. The plant is required to remain under water for several days in the beginning. A marshy soil is very suitable.

Sugarcane: an evenly high temperature with sufficient rainfall—about 40’’. It needs a fertile soil, having lime and salt in it.


Tuesday, 31 January 2017

10 Important Points About Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016

Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 - 10 Important Points

10 Important Points About Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016

Important points about the Surrogacy Bill.

Union cabinet gave its approval for introduction of the "Surrogacy (Regulation) Bi11, 2015" on 24th August, 2016. Once it will become an act, it will ban commercial surrogacy in India.

The Bill will regulate surrogacy in India by establishing National surrogacy Board at the central level and state surrogacy Boards and Appropriate Authorities in the state and Union Territories.

The legislation will ensure effective regulation of surrogacy banning commercial surrogacy. It will ethical surrogacy to the needy infertile couples.

Average Related Problems (Quantitative Reasoning)

Average Related Problems 

(Quantitative Reasoning)
Average Related Problems (Quantitative Reasoning)


The average of given set of numbers can be expressed as:


A = Sum of the quantities of same kind
Number of quantities of the same kind.

Important Points:

Sum of Quantities = Number of quantities × Average

Average is also called the Arithmetic Mean.

If all the given quantities have the same value, then the vaue itself is the average.

If each of the given quantities is increased/decreases by a constant N, then their average is also increased/decreased by N.

If each of the given quantities is multiplied by a constant N, then their average is also multiplied by N.


Solved Problems:

Q1: Fnd the average of first five even numbers.

Answer: A = (2 + 4 + 6 + 8 + 10)/5 = 30/5 = 6

Monday, 30 January 2017

Geographical Epithets

Geographical Epithets

compete4Exams - eduvictors.com - Geographical Epithets

Bengal’s Sorrow: Damodar River

Blue Mountains: Nilgiri Hills

China’s Sorrow: Hawang-Ho

City Beautiful: Chandigarh

City of Dreaming Spires: Oxford

City of Golden Gate: San Francisco

City of Magnificent Buildings: Washington

City of Palaces: Calcutta/Kolkata

City of Seven Hills: Rome

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Carriage By Air Amendment Bill 2015 and Carriage By Air Act 2016

Carriage By Air Amendment Bill 2015 and Carriage By Air Act 2016

Carriage By Air Amendment Bill 2015 and Carriage By Air Act 2016

Important Points

The Rajya Sabha passed this amendment bill 2nd March 2016.

The bill will enhance compensation for air travellers in case of death, injury,1oss of baggage and even inordinate delay in flights.

The bill amends the Carriage By Air Act 1972, which regulates carriage by air and gives effect to Warsaw Convention 1929, Hauge Protocol 1955 and  Montreal Convention 1999.

Quantitative Reasoning - Partnership Problems

Partnership Problems

(Quantitative Reasoning)
Quantitative Reasoning - Partnership Problems

There are two kinds of partnership:
Simple Partnership
Compound Partnership

Simple Partnership
In this partnership, time remains the same in case of each partner.
Suppose A and B are two partners. A invests ₹p and B invests ₹q then,
Share of Partner A's profit/loss : Share of Partner's B profit/loss = p : q

Compound Partnership
In this case, time is different.
Suppose A and B are two partners. A invests ₹p for m months and B invests ₹q for n months then,
Share of Partner A's profit/loss : Share of Partner's B profit/loss = p×m : q×n

Friday, 27 January 2017

List of Padma Awardees (2017)

List of Padma Awardees (2017)

List of Padma Awardees (2017)

Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely,

  • Padma Vibhushan,
  • Padma Bhushan and
  •  Padma Shri.

② These awards are given in various fields of activities or disciplines, e.g. art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc.

③ ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service;

④ ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field.

⑤ The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.

⑥ These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year.

⑦ This year the President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards to 89 persons as per the list  below. The list comprises of:

  • 7 Padma Vibhushan,
  • 7 Padma Bhushan and
  • 75 Padma Shri Awardees.


⑧ 19 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 5 persons from the category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and 6 Posthumous awardees


PADMA VIBHUSHAN


Sno. Name Field State
1. Shri K J Yesudas Art-Music Kerala
2. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev Others-Spiritualism Tamil Nadu
3. Shri Sharad Pawar Public Affairs Maharashtra
4. Shri Murli Manohar Joshi Public Affairs Uttar Pradesh
5. Prof. Udipi Ramachandra Rao Science & Engineering Karnataka
6. Late Shri Sunder Lal Patwa(Posthumous) Public Affairs Madhya Pradesh
7. Late Shri PA Sangma (Posthumous) Public Affair Meghalaya

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

CODING - DECODING TEST

CODING - DECODING

CODING - DECODING TEST

A CODE is a system of pre-arranged signals; especially used to ensure secrecy in transmitting messages. Therefore, Coding is a method of transmitting messages which have to be decoded according to some set principle or pattern.

There are variety of coding-decoding patterns are available that you are required to decipher. Here are given a few examples of coding-decoding patterns.

1. Letter Coding : In this type of coding, certain letters of alphabet stand for certain other letters of alphabet according to a specific rule.

eg. If LOVE is coded as MPWF , what will be the code for WAR ?

(a) VBQ
(b) XBQ
(c) XBS
(d) YBR

Answer: (c) XBS
Hint: E → F,  L → M, N → O, V → W...
∴ LOVE → MPWF
∴ WAR → XBS


2. Number Coding : In  this, numerical codes are assigned to a certain word or alphabetical codes are assigned to the numbers.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

English - 100 Idioms and Phrases

Idioms and Phrases

English - 100  Idioms and Phrases

1. A blessing in disguise - Something good that isn’t recognized by first

2. A dead letter - a matter that is no longer important

3. A chip on your shoulder- Being upset for something that happened in the past

4. Afraid of her own shadow - to be extremely nervous and easily frightened

5. To be fair and square - in an honest way and without any doubt

6. A damp squib- Complete failure

7. Forty winks - a nap; some sleep.

8. A dime A dozen - Anything that is common and easy to get

9. Pink slip - a letter from your employer which tells you that you do not have a job any more

10. A gentleman at large- An unreliable person/Has no serious occupation

11. Always in the swim - alert to or actively engaged in events

12. A man of straw - A weak person

Monday, 23 January 2017

Mineral Resources of India (Geography)

Mineral Resources of India

Mineral Resources of India (Geography)

India possesses huge mineral wealth but it is not much exploited. Coal, gold, mica, building materials, salt, petroleum, manganese ore, iron ore, copper ore and ilmenite are produced in quantities to be of real importance to industry and other sectors of economy.
Out of these, mica, manganese ore and ilmenite are largely exported. India has, however, adequate resources of industrial clay, steatite, bauxite, chromite, titanium ore etc.


Minerals Where Found
Aluminium Kerala. It is extracted from Bauxite.
Antimony Antimony deposits are found in the Punjab and Karnataka.
Asbestos Karnataka and Rajasthan
Barytes (Barium Sulphate) Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Manbhum and Singhbhum districts of Jharkhand.
Bantonite Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir
Bauxite Ranchi and Palamau districts of Jharkhand, Belgaum, Kharia and Thana districts of Maharashtra; Balaghat, Jabalpur, Mandia and Bilaspur districts of Madhya Pradesh. It is an ore of aluminium.
Beryllium Sands Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Kashmir and Bihar
Cement Katni in M.P., Lakheri in Rajasthan, Jabalpur (M.P.), Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), Jhinkapani (Singhbhum district of Jharkhand), Surajpur (Haryana).
China Clay Rajmahal Hills, Singhbhum district of Bihar, Kerala

Sunday, 22 January 2017

General Awareness - IMPORTANT PLACES IN INDIA

IMPORTANT PLACES IN INDIA

General Awareness - IMPORTANT PLACES IN INDIA


Important Places State
Aga Khan Palace Pune
Amber Palace Rajasthan
Arikkamedu Puducherry
Ashoka Pillar Madhya Pradesh
Charminar Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Cherrapunji Meghalaya
Chilka Lake Orissa
Dalal Street Mumbai
Elephanta Caves Mumbai, Maharashtra
Ellora and Ajanta Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Fatehpur Sikri Uttar Pradesh
Gateway of India Mumbai
Golden Temple Amritsar, Punjab
Hampi Karnataka

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Maths - Percentage Problems

Percentage

Mathematical Reasoning
Maths - Percentage Problems

In percentage, a fraction is expressed in terms of hundred. Thus, per cent is a fraction whose denominator is 100.

The sign of 100 is %

Two Important Conventions:
To convert a fraction or decimal into percent multiply it by 100. ∴ 20% = 20/100
To convert per cent into a fraction or a decimal, divide by 100 and delete the % sign.
1/5 = (1/5) ✕ 100 = 20%


Question 1: Express 5/2 as rate percent.

Answer: (5/2) ✕ 100 = (5 ✕ 100)/ 2 = 500/2 = 250%


Question 2: Find 25% of 1000

Monday, 16 January 2017

Important points About Compensatory Afforestation Amendment Fund Bill, 2016

Compensatory Afforestation Amendment Fund Bill, 2016

Important points About Compensatory Afforestation Amendment Fund Bill, 2016

Important Points:

① The compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2016 was passed on Ju1y 29, 2016 by the Parliament.

② The bill provides establishment of funds under the public accounts of the centre and state levels for compensatory afforestation.

③ The Bill has ended the long era of ad-hocism and will help the Centre and State Governments to utilise these amounts in a planned manner. It will facilitate make available more than Rs. 6,000 crores per annum to the States/UTs for conservation, protection, improvement and expansion of forest and wildlife resources of the country.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Important Facts About GST (Goods and Service Tax) 2016

Important Facts About GST 2016
(Goods and Service Tax)

Important Facts About GST (Goods and Service Tax) 2016


On Aug 3, 2016 Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha on Aug 8, 2016 passed 122nd Amendment Bill on GST.

 Salient Features of GST 2016

  • Uniform establishment of taxes in India
  • States will collect service taxes.
  • Centre will collect Integrated Goods & Services Tax (IGST) on inter-state suppliers.
  • It will cover nearly 16 types of Centre's and State's taxes.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Quantitative Reasoning - CALENDAR Problems

CALENDAR Problems

compete4Exams - Quantitative Resoning - CALENDAR Problems

A calendar is a particular measure of time.

The smallest unit of calendar is a day. It is an average time in which the earth completes onw rotation on its axis.

The time in which the earth travels round the sun is known as a <b>solar year</b>.

The solar year consists of 365 days 5 hours and 48 minutes and 48 seconds. An ordinary year consists of 365 days.

To adjust the differece between solar year and oridnary year, every fourth year has 366 days and is called leap year.

Every fourth century is a leap year but no other century is a leap year.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

BANK NAMES WITH PUNCH LINES

BANK NAMES WITH PUNCH LINES

BANK NAMES WITH PUNCH LINES



Bank Name Headquarter Punch line
Allahabad Bank Kolkata A Tradition Of Trust
Andhra Bank Hyderabad Where India Banks
Bank of Baroda Mumbai India’s International Bank
Bank Of India Mumbai Relationship Beyond Banking
Bank of Maharashtra Pune One Family One Bank
Bharatiya Mahila Bank Ltd New Delhi Empowering Women Empowering India
Canara Bank Bengaluru Together we can
Central Bank of India Mumbai Build A Better Life Around US
Corporation Bank Manglore Sarve Jahan Sukhino Bhavantu (Prosperity for all)
Dena Bank Mumbai Trusted Family Bank
IDBI Bank Mumbai Banking For All, “Aao Sochein Bada”

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Maths Reasoning - LCM and HCF Related Problems

LCM & HCF

Maths Reasoning - LCM and HCF Related Problems

Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)
LCM is the least dividend which is exactly divisible by the given numbers.
LCM of two or more numbers is the product of the highest powers of all prime factors of the given numbers.

Question 1: Find the LCM of 23×34×52,  22×33 and 22×33×52×72

(a) 23×34×52×72
(b) 22×33×51×71
(c) 2×3×5×7
(d) 23×33×52×72

Answer: (a) 23×34×52×72

Highest Common Factor (HCF)

HCF of two or more numbers is the greatest number (divisor) that divides all the given numbers exactly. HCF is also known as the GREATEST COMMON DIVISOR (GCD).

For a given two numbers a and b,

HCF × LCM  = a × b

Question 2: Find the HCF of 120, 150,180.

(a) 30
(b) 60
(c) 50
(d) 10

Answer: (a) 30
[Hint: Take the least powers of common terms ]

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Maths - Ratio and Proportion

RATIO and PROPORTION

Compete4Exams - Maths - Ratio and Proportion

Ratio: 
The ratio between two quantities of the same kind is expressed in simple terms as the number of times one quantity contains the other.

The ratio of two quantities a and b is the fraction and is expressed as a : b

a : b can also be expressed as a / b or a ÷ b

Ratio can be
Duplicate Ratio i.e. a² : b² of a : b

Triplicate Ratio i.e. a³ : b³ of a : b

Sub -Duplicate Ratio i.e. √a : √b of a : b

Sub - triplicate Ratio i.e. ∛a : ∛b  of a : b

Compound Ratio i.e. ab : cd is compound ratio of a : c and b : d

Inverse ratio i.e. 1/a : 1/b of a : b