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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Constitution related questions for competitive exams

1. Which one of the following classes cannot avail of some fundamental rights available to citizens?
(A)Enemy aliens
(B)Friendly aliens
(C)All aliens
(D)None of these

2. Can Parliament amend or modify any of the Fundamental Rights given in the Constitution?
(A)Parliament can do so only after a referendum
(B)Parliament can amend them by special majority
(C)Parliament cannot amend any
(D)Only the President can issue directions to amend them

3. Under what circumstances can some of the Fundamental Rights be suspended?
(A)On the orders of a court
(B)When President 's rule is imposed
(C)When a proclamation of National Emergency is in operation
(D)During financial emergency

4. What does the phrase 'equality before the law' used in Article 14, mean?
(A)That all individuals are equal
(B)That all laws are the same for everybody
(C)That all individuals are equally subjected to the ordinary law of the land
(D)That everybody is to be treated equally by law in equal circumstances

5. Which Fundamental Rights cannot be suspended even during Article 352 of the Constitution?
(A)Right to equality
(B)Right to freedom of speech and expression
(C)Right to life
(D)Right to constitutional remedies

6. Which one of the following is not a right listed in the Constitution?
(A)Equality in matters of appointment under state
(B)Denial of special treatment for all sections including women, children and backward classes
(C)Abolition of titles other than academic and military distinctions
(D)All the above are part of the Constitution

7. A citizen's freedom of speech and expression may be subjected to reasonable restriction on the grounds of all except
(A)sovereignty of India
(B)public order
(C)contempt of court
(D)unbecoming criticism

8. Directive Principles of State Policy are
(A)justiciable
(B)non-justiciable
(C)only some are justiciable
(D)justiciable insofar as they do not conflict with the Fundamental Rights

9. The President of India is the
(A)head of state
(B)the head of government
(C)head of state as well as government
(D)none of these

10. The President of India is
(A)directly elected by the people
(B)elected by the two houses of Parliament at a joint sitting
(C)elected through an electoral college consisting of elected members of Parliament and State Legislative Assemblies
(D)elected by the Lok Sabha

11. Which President held office for two consecutive terms?
(A)Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(B)Dr. S Radhakrishnan
(C)Dr. Zakir Hussain
(D)both (A)and (b)

12. Where are disputes regarding the election of the President and Vice-President of India filed and settled?
(A)in the Supreme Court
(B)in the Election Commission
(C)in Parliament
(D)both in the Supreme Court as well as high courts

13. The President can be impeached from office on the grounds of violating the constitution by
(A)the Supreme Court
(B)the Supreme Court and high courts jointly
(C)the two houses of Parliament
(D)the Lok Sabha

14. When the office of President falls vacant, the same must be filled within
(A)six months
(B)three months
(C)one year
(D)18 months

15. What is the maximum age for President?
(A)60 years
(B)70 years
(C)65 years
(D)there is no age limit

Answers:
1. (C)All aliens
2. (B)Parliament can amend them by special majority
3. (C)When a proclamation of National Emergency is in operation
4. (C)That all individuals are equally subjected to the ordinary law of the land
5. (C)Right to life
6. (B)Denial of special treatment for all sections including women, children and backward classes
7. (D)unbecoming criticism
8. (B)non-justiciable
9. (A)head of state
10. (C)elected through an electoral college consisting of elected members of Parliament and State Legislative Assemblies
11. (A)Dr. Rajendra Prasad
12. (A)in the Supreme Court
13. (C)the two houses of Parliament
14. (A)six months

15. (D)there is no age limit

General Knowledge Questions for competitive Exams

1) Ammesty International has its headquarters at
(A)Berlin
 (B)New York
(C)London
(D)Washington
Ans. (D)Washington


2) The strength of UN Security Council is
(A)11
(B)12
(C)13
(D)15
Ans. (D)15

3)  In acronyms SAARC, ‘C’ stand for
(A)Conference
(B)Committee
(C)Common wealth
(D)Cooperation
Ans. (D)Cooperation

4)  What is the number of non–permanent members of the Security Council?
(A)6
(B)8
(C)10
(D)12
Ans. (C)10

5) The first Secretary General of UNO was
(A)U Thant
(B)Kurt Waldheim
(C)Dag Hamarskjoeld
(D)Trygve Lie
Ans. (D)Trygve Lie

6) Famous Somanth Temple is in which of the following states?
(A)Orissa
(B)Uttar Pradesh
(C)Maharashtra
(D)Gujarat
Ans. (D)Gujarat

7) Whose Samadhi in Delhi is called Vijay Ghat?
(A)Jawaharlal Nehru
(B)Rajiv Gandhi
(C)Jagjiwan Ram
(D)Lal Bahadur Shastri
Ans. (D)Lal Bahadur Shastri

8) National Institute of Nutrition is located at which of the following places?
(A)Pune
(B)Bangalore
(C)Thiruvanantapuram
(D)Hyderabad
Ans. (D)Hyderabad

9) The centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology is situated at
(A)Jaipur
(B)Patna
(C)Hyderabad
(D)New Delhi
Ans. (C)Hyderabad

10) The International Court of Justice was established in the year?
(A)1945
(B)1946
(C)1947
(D)1950

Ans. (B)1946

Daily Current Affairs Updates 23 April 2014

1) World Book and Copyright Day observed: World Book and Copyright Day was observed on 23rd April across the world to raise importance of books and promote reading, publishing and copyright.  World Book Day was celebrated for the first time on 23 April 1995. 23 April is a symbolic date for world literature. It is on this date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors, such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mej√≠a Vallejo.
>> It was a natural choice for UNESCO's General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those, who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity. 

2) DGCA allows in-flight use of mobiles, laptops on flight mode: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Wednesday has lifted the ban on the use of personal electronic devices like cell phones at all times during a flight, provided they are used in a non-transmitting or "Airplane" mode. The regulator has amended the civil aviation requirements or CAR to bring it in line with regulations of the US' Federal Aviation Administration and European Union Aviation Safety Agency. The regulator added that the decision was taken after airlines raised the demand for letting passengers use cellphones and other devices during all phases of a flight in the flight/airplane mode.

3) Modi, Kejriwal become Time's 'most influential': A closely-watched TIME magazine poll of the 100 most-influential people in the world was flooded by around 5 million and 3 million votes respectively for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, dwarfing the votes received by others in the poll but also putting BJP’s prime ministerial candidate in the red with the largest proportion of ‘no’ votes. While the AAP leader has received 71.5 per cent ‘yes’ votes, the BJP prime ministerial candidate has the largest percentage of ‘no’ votes than any other personality in the running.

4) Lupita Nyong'o named People's most beautiful woman: It's been a big year for Lupita Nyong'o. After winning an Oscar and a lucrative advertising deal the actress was named on Wednesday as the world's most beautiful woman for 2014 by People magazine. Nyong'o, who took home this year's Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role as the slave Patsey in director Steve McQueen's acclaimed film 12 Years A Slave, said she "never dreamed" she would be praised for her looks and land on the cover of the weekly magazine.

5) Sri Lanka appointed Lasith Malinga as new T20 captain: ri Lanka has reportedly named star fast bowler Lasith Malinga as the new Twenty20 captain after sacking Dinesh Chandimal, although they have retained Angelo Mathews as the Test and one-day skipper.

6) WhatsApp now has half billion active users; 48 million in India alone: Popular messaging app WhatsApp has now crossed 500 million users. The company which was bought by Facebook in February this year  - for a gigantic amount of $19 billion – has been steadily adding to its growing list of users.

7) Supreme Court constituted a committee to prevent misuse of public money: Supreme Court constituted a committee to prevent misuse of public money by the Government for politically motivated advertisements in print and electronic media. The three-member committee, chaired by NR Madhava Menon, is mandated to frame guidelines and submit that within three months.

8) Benfica lifts the 33rd Portuguese Football league title by defeating the Olhanense by 2-0

9) Chitra Won World Women's Senior snooker title: Chitra Magimairaj showed tremendous grit and determination to pocket the Senior snooker title in her first appearance, in Leeds,UK, on Tuesday.


10) India successfully test fired indigenous Akash missile: India on Wednesday test fired its Akash surface-to-air missile from a defence base in Odisha. The indigenously developed missile, with a 27-km range and an effective ceiling of 15 km, was test fired from the Integrated Test Range of Chandipur in the coastal district of Balasore.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Daily Current Affairs 22 April 2014

1) World Earth Day Observed: April 22nd, 2014 is the 44th anniversary of Earth Day, an occasion for people to celebrate and raise awareness of the nature. It was founded by the US senator Gaylord Nelson as an environment teach-in held on this day in 1970. With over 20 thousand partners and organisations in 190 countries, more than 1 billion people has participated in Earth Day activities, making it the largest secular civic event in the World. Earth day marks the beginning of the modern environmental movement.

2) TCS joins top 10 global IT services companies club: This is a landmark for Indian IT. The country's largest IT services provider, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has broken into the league of top 10 global IT services companies, moving from the 13th position in 2012 to the 10th spot in 2013.

3) India to host World Bridge Championships Next Year: India will host the 2015 World Bridge Championships, said Bridge Federation of India president N.R. Kirubakara Moorthy in a release. The World Bridge Federation Council at its meeting in Dallas, US, on March 22, unanimously decided to award the Sep 26-Oct 10 event to Chennai. Over 800 players from 30 countries are expected to participate in these championships which India will be hosting for the first time.


4) Rani Mukerji, Aditya Chopra tie the knot: Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji and filmmaker Aditya Chopra have tied the knot in a quiet ceremony in Italy, ending years of speculation about their relationship. The couple, who have been dating for several years, married on Monday night in the Italian countryside.

5) 11th National Youth Athletics Championships: Goa Athletic Association in collaboration with Athletics Federation of India and Sports Authority of Goa has organised the 11th National Youth Athletic Championship for boys and girls at Bambolim Athletic Stadium from April 20 to 22.

6) Manchester United sacked David Moyes, install Ryan Giggs as interim manager: Veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs has been appointed interim manager of Manchester United following the sacking of David Moyes. United sacked Moyes just 10 months after he succeeded Alex Ferguson at the helm of one of the world's most famous clubs. Giggs, 40, made his United debut in March 1991 and has made a record 962 appearances for the club, winning 13 Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues, four FA Cups, four League Cups and one FIFA Club World Cup.

7) RBI for two-stage verification for online banking transactions: Worried over rising number of frauds in online banking, the RBI has suggested that banks introduce two-stage authentication to ensure security of transactions. The RBI report on 'Enabling Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) in Payment System Applications' said banks should also inform customers about risks associated with different types of online banking transaction.

8) Motorola Mobility appointed Amit Boni as general manager of India: Motorola Mobility Tuesday named Amit Boni as general manager of India as the handset maker tries to regain a foothold in a market where it was a large player till some years back, chose to withdraw operations in August 2012 and re-entered late last year.

9) Pakistan tests Ghaznavi missile: Pakistan on Tuesday conducted a successful training launch of the short range surface-to-surface ballistic missile Hatf III (Ghaznavi), which can carry nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 290 km.

10) Mathangi Sathyamurthy to receive M S Subbulakshmi Award 2014: Mathangi Sathyamurthy, Karnataka musician was selected for M S Subbulakshmi Award 2014. It was announced by the M S Subbulakshmi Foundation on 19 April 2014. She will receive a cash award of 10001 rupees and a plaque. The awards will be presented to her on 2 May 2014.


11) Thousands bid farewell to Garcia Marquez: Thousands of mourners queued up on Monday in Mexico City’s Palacio de Bellas Artes to bid farewell to Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The writer, 87, died on Thursday at his home in the Mexican capital. Escorted by a ceremonial guard, Garcia Marquez’s ashes were carried into the palace’s main lobby by his wife, Mercedes Barcha, and his sons Rodrigo and Gonzalo. A long red carpet and a large photo of the author decorated the building for the occasion.

January 2014 Current Affairs Complete PDF Download

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Some of the important happenings during January 2014 were: Corey Anderson scored fastest century in the history of ODI, Arup Raha appointed chief of the Indian Air Force, Cristiano Ronaldo won FIFA Ballon d’Or award for 2013, Ariel Sharon former Prime Minister of Israel passed away, 71st Golden Globe Awards announced, Gorakhpur railway station, Uttar Pradesh entered into the Limca Book of Records as longest rail platform in the world, Janet Yellen became first woman to lead the US Federal Reserve, Goa hosted the 3rd Lusofonia Games, Netherlands won the inaugural Hero Hockey World League 2014, renowned veteran actress Suchitra Sen passed away, Akkineni Nageswara Rao legendary Telugu actor died, Aruna Bahuguna appointed chief of National Police Academy, Lewis Clarke became the youngest person to trek to the South Pole, Australian Open winners, first monorail service was inaugurated at Mumbai and many more. Check the complete details from PDF!!!

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SSC CGL 2013: CAT New Delhi pronounced judgement scrapping the SSC CGL 2013 examination

SSC says No Change of The Date for CGL-2013 Re-Examination on 27 April 2014


The latest update available in SSC website read as follows:

Hon’ble CAT – Principal Bench, New Delhi had pronounced judgement dated 23.4.2014 scrapping the CGL 2013 examination conducted by SSC. Hon’ble CAT – Principal Bench has also directed that re-examination be conducted by SSC at the earliest as per rules.

Earlier, the SSC had fixed 27.4.2014 as the date for conducting the re-examination of CGL 2013 in respect of 07 cities. There is no restriction in the order of the Hon’ble CAT on the conduct of re-examination scheduled on 27.4.2014 in these 07 cities.

Accordingly, the candidates may note that the re-examination of CGL 2013 on 27.4.2014 will be held as per schedule.

The last para of the CAT verdict read as follows:

In the instant case, we are left in doubt that the investigations conducted by Delhi Police have revealed large scale bunglings.  Electronic gazettes such as Laptop, Mobile Phone, Data Cards and Pen Drives have been extensively used.  Answer keys have been transmitted via SMSs and emails well before the start of the examination.  A large number of persons including those running coaching institutes and candidates participating in the examination are involved.  Investigations conducted by Delhi Police have so far revealed involvement of some centres and transmission of answer keys to candidates located at the stations enumerated above. Possibility of further investigations revealing involvement of other candidates located at other stations cannot be ruled out as this list given by Delhi Police is by no means exhaustive.  Further, investigations are also being carried out by CBI and Police on other Stations which may also reveal involvement of many other centres.  Under these circumstances, it is not possible to separate the innocent candidates from the tainted ones.  We, therefore, are of the opinion that the conditions laid down by the Apex Court in the case are fully satisfied.  Accordingly we allow these OAs and TA and scrap the CGLE, 2013 conducted by the respondents (SSC).   We further direct that re-examination be conducted by them at the earliest as per Rules.  No costs.
  
Case no.
O.A./4378/2013
O.A./4171/2013

T.A./48/2013

GK Questions for PA/SA Exam

1.            Which one of the following contains the Gayatri Mandir?
A.    Rigveda
B.     Yajurveda
C.    Upanishad
D.    Samaveda
2.            The last Mughal Emperor was
A.    Akbar
B.     Bahadur shah
C.    NoorJehan
D.    Babur
3.            Who are the guardians of Fundamental rights?
A.    Parliament
B.     The President
C.    The Prime Minister
D.   Supreme court and High court
4.            The most malleable metal is
A.    Alumininum
B.     Silver
C.    Sodium
D.   Gold
5.            Which of the following is the best conductor of electricity?
A.    Copper
B.     Silver
C.    Mica
D.    Zinc
6.            Which of the following state has the largest number of salt lakes in India?
A.    Rajasthan
B.     Maharastra
C.    West Bengal
D.   Gujarat
7.            Swami Vivekananda’s birthday is observed in India as
A.    World Religions Day
B.     National youth Day
C.    All Saints Day
D.    Hindu Renaissance Day
8.            The climate of India is of which of the following types?
A.    Mediterranean
B.     Tropical
C.    Savanna
D.   Monsoonal
9.            Which of the following countries has never been the venue of Asian games?
A.    Iran
B.     Pakistan
C.    China
D.    Indonesia
10.       January 15 is celebrated as the
A.    Republic day
B.     Ugadhi
C.    Makar Sakranti
D.   Army day
11.       Who discovered radioactivity?
A.    Roentgen
B.     Marie Curie
C.    John Dalton’
D.   Henri Becquerel
12.       Atom bomb is based on the principle of
A.    Nuclear fission
B.     Nuclear fusion
C.    Both a and b
D.    None of these
13.       What is the most common element in the universe?
A.    Helium
B.     Oxygen
C.    Hydrogen
D.    Iron
14.       Which crop is sown on the largest area in India?
A.    Rice
B.     Wheat
C.    Sugarcane
D.    Maize
15.       Who is the author of all the Prime Minister Men?
A.    Janardan Thakur
B.     Romesh Thapar
C.    Kamla Chattopadhyaya
D.    Khushwant Singh
16.       Konica Cup is associated with which of the following sports?
A.    Football
B.     Hockey
C.    Chess
D.    Badminton
17.       India is the largest producer of
A.    Tobacco
B.     Sugar
C.    Rice
D.   Tea
18.       The second largest river basin in India is of the river
A.    Brahmaputra
B.     Narmada
C.    Krishna
D.   Godavari
19.       Vikram Sarabhai Space centre is located at
A.    Pune
B.     Ahmedabad
C.    Sriharikota
D.   Thiruvananthapuram
20.       The longest dam of India is the
A.    Nangal Dam
B.     Bhakra Dam
C.    Maithon Dam
D.   Hirakud Dam
21.       Hawa Mahal is in which of the following cities?
A.    Jaipur
B.     Indore
C.    Bhopal
            D.Hyderabad
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