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Sunday, December 21, 2014

IBPS Clerk Exam Questions: 21 December 2014 (Evening Shift)

Friends.. In this post we are sharing some GA & Computer questions asked in todays' (21 Dec 2014) Evening shift IBPS Clerk Exam shared by our friends Swathika Briyal, Ramesh Babu 

General Awareness and Computer Questions
1. Capital of Afghanistan? - Kabul
2. Currency Bhutan? - Bhutanese Ngultrum
3. URL full form? - Uniform Resource Locator
4. RTGS full form? - Real Time Gross Settlement
5. Name the 13 year old writer of the novel "God of Antarctica"? - Yashwardhan Shukla
6. Which country recently voted to remain part of United Kingdom? - Scotland
7. In FEMA, 'M' stands for? - Management (FEMA- Foreign Exchange Management Act)
8. International Day of Persons with Disabilities? - December 3
9. Kishan vikas patra validity? - 100 months
10. NTPC recently entered into agreement with which state for setting up of large solar power generation parks? - Andhra Pradesh
11. Shortcut for undo? - Cntrl+Z
12. Shortcut to make text italic? - Cntrl +I
13. MICR middle 3 digit represents? - Bank code
14. MMID full form? - Mobile Money Transfer Identifier
15. IMO headquarters? - London
16. Accidental insurance cover in pradhan mantri Jan dhan account? - 1 lakh
17. Jitu Rai is related with which sport? - Shooting
18. Full form of ODI? - Outward Direct Investment
19. Kotak Mahindra bank recently acquired which bank? - ING Vysya Bank
20. India recently gifted vintage Dakota aircraft to which country? - Bangladesh
21. Book titled "Prince of Gujarat: The Extraordinary Story of Prince Gopaldas Desai" was written by? - Rajmohan Gandhi
22. ISDN full form? - Integrated Services Digital Network

Today's (21 December 2014) IBPS Clerk Exam Questions: Morning Shift

Friends.. In this post we are sharing some GA & Computer questions asked in todays' (21 Dec 2014) Morning shift IBPS Clerk Exam shared by our friends Timcy Chaudhary, Anuroop, Bindu Kumari . 

General Awareness and Computer Questions
1. Capital of Australia? - Canberra
2. Currency of Argentina? - Argentine peso
3. G20 Summit 2016 will be held at? - China
4. Sachin Tendulkar and which former captain of Australia was recently inducted into Bradman Hall of Fame? - Steve Waugh
5. ULIP full form? - Unit Linked Insurance Plan
6. Name the present President of Russia? - Vladimir Putin
7. Commercial papers are issued by whom? - RBI
8. World Health Organization Headquarters? - Geneva, Switzerland
9. Sarjubala Devi is related to which sport? - Boxing
10. Tapan Raychaudhuri who died recently was a? - Historian
11. Author of the book "The Lowland"? - Jhumpa Lahiri
12. NASA recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary of First successful Mars Mission named? - Mariner 4
13. Which river passes through Lucknow? - Gomati
14. Whose birthday is celebrated on 25 September? - Deen Dayal Upadhyaya
15. Constituency of Sushma Swaraj? - Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh
16. RTGS is used for? - Electronic Money Transfer
17. IFSC full form? - Indian Financial System Code
18. Kisan vikas patra validity period? - 100 months
19. CBS full form? - Core Banking Solution
20. Who economics nobel prize 2014? - Jean Tirole
21. Shanti swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Physical Sciences 2014? - Dr.Pratap Raychaudhuri
22. Revised target of account opening under PMJDY? - 10 Crore
23. Minimum age to open minor accounts? - 10 years
24. President of Brazil? - Dilma Rousseff
25. AQB full form? - Average Quarterly Balance
26. Shortcut to find text in word? - Cntrl+F
27. Runners up of Vijay Hazare Trophy 2014? - Railways
28. Who won C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement 2014? - Dilip Vengsarkar
29. How to identify notes issued before 2005? - Will not have year of printing on the reverse side.
30. GDR stands for? - Global Depositary Receipt
31. CD stands for? - Compact Disc
32. PoS stands for? - Point of Sale
33. Nandi Hills are in which state? - Karnataka
34. Recently released book "2014: The Election that Changed India" as written by? - Rajdeep Sardesai
More will be posted soon...

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Current Affairs Quiz: 20 December 2014

1) Which cricket ground is set to stage record fifth ICC Cricket World Cup final in 2019 as announced recently?
(A) Eden Gardens, Kolkata
(B) Lord's, England
(C) MCG, Melbourne, Australia
(D) Wanderers, South Africa

2) India is participating in the development of software for world's largest telescope as announced recently. Name the location of this telescope?
(A) Oslo
(B) Perth
(C) Hawaii
(D) Alaska

3) Minorities Rights Day was observed on?
(A) 20 December
(B) 15 December
(C) 19 December
(D) 18 December 

4) Which players were named as men's and women's World Champions respectively for 2014 on 18 December 2014 by the International Tennis Federation (ITF)?
(A) Roger Federer & LI Na
(B) Rafael Nadal & Venus Williams
(C) Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams
(D) Bob Bryan & Sania Mirza

5) Which nation topped the FIFA year end rankings released on 18 December 2014?
(A) Germany
(B) Argentina
(C) Colombia
(D) Brazil

6) 'Yu' is the new brand released on 18 December 2014 by which domestic handset maker?
(A) Lava
(B) Micromax
(C) Spice
(D) Nokia

7) R K Srivastava was on 19 December 2014 appointed new chairman of?
(A) Airports Authority of India (AAI)
(B) Steel Authority of India (SAIL)
(C) Planning Commission of India
(D) Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)

8) Vistara, the airline joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, has recently announced the launch of its operation in India from?
(A) January 1, 2015
(B) January 26, 2015
(C) January 9, 2015
(D) December 25, 2014

9) Government has on 19 December 2014 approved ....% interest rate on provident fund deposits for 2014-15?
(A) 8.50%
(B) 8.25%
(C) 9%
(D) 8.75%

10) Miss World contest will no longer feature a swimsuit round, as announced by Julia Morley, chairwoman of the organisers recently. Miss World was founded by her husband Eric in which year?
(A) 1948
(B) 1991
(C) 1931
(D) 1951

1) Ans. (B) Lord's, Engaland
2) Ans. (C) Hawaii
3) Ans. (D) 18 December
4) Ans. (C) Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams
5) Ans. (A) Germany
6) Ans. (B) Micromax
7) Ans. (A) Airports Authority of India (AAI)
8) Ans. (C) January 9, 2015
9) Ans. (D) 8.75%
10) Ans. (D) 1951

Current Affairs Daily Updates: 19 December 2014

1) R K Srivastava appointed new chairman of AAI: R K Srivastava, a 1984-batch Jharkhand-cadre IAS officer, was on 19 December 2014 appointed as the Chairman of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for a five-year period. Civil Aviation Ministry issued an order to this effect. The selection board had interviewed 10 senior officials for the post of AAI chairman on September 25. The post of chairman was lying vacant after the superannuation of the then incumbent V P Agrawal.

2) Miss World swimsuit round cancelled after 63 years: The Miss World contest will no longer feature a swimsuit round, Julia Morley, chairwoman of the organisers, has said. Miss World was founded in 1951 by her late husband, Eric, and since then, the swimwear round had been a regular feature. But recently, she has come to feel that the round is unnecessary. Hence, the pageant has not been broadcasting it for some years. Rolene Strauss of South Africa was crowned the 64th Miss World in London on December 14 and the pageant was the last to include the swimwear round. 

3) Ashley Westwood to take over as Indian football coach in June: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is heavily backing Ashley Westwood to take over as India's youngest football coach. The 38-year-old English coach who guided Bengaluru FC to an amazing I-League triumph on debut, and that too with a team of rejects, has won the vote of confidence from the AIFF and his appointment only needs to be stamped by the technical committee which meets in Mumbai on Sunday.

4) Vistara opened bookings: Vistara, the airline joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, has announced the launch of its operation in India from January 9 onwards. With Delhi as its hub, Vistara will initially offer flights to Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The fares are substantially higher than those of its full-service carrier rivals, Jet Airways and government-owned Air India (AI). It, however, will be the first in India to offer premium economy seating and a value-based frequent flyer programme, where bonus points would be given not on miles flown but on what you pay.

5) Pakistan beats India in race to become CERN associate member: Pakistan on 19 December 2014 beat India in the race to become an associate member of Cern (European Organization for Nuclear Research), the world's largest particle physics laboratory that recently found some evidence of "God particle". Being an associate member will allow Pakistan to participate in the governance of Cern, through attending the meetings of the Cern council. Moreover, it will allow Pakistani scientists to become members of the Cern staff, and to participate in CERN's training and career-development programmes.

6) DRDO successfully tested an indigenous 1000 kg glide bomb: India on 19 December 2014 tested an indigenously developed 1,000-kg glide bomb, with a top official saying the country can now launch heavy bombs for delivery up to 100 km away with high precision. The bomb designed and developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was dropped by an Indian Air force aircraft in the Bay of Bengal off Odisha, an official statement said.

7) Refugiado won best film award in 19th IFFK: Argentinean film Refugiado directed by Diego Lerman, a drama on a mother and her young son fleeing from domestic violence, won the Suvarna Chakoram for the Best Feature Film at the 19th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK). Japanese director Hiroshi Toda won the Rajatha Chakoram for the Best Director for the film Summer, Kyoto and Iranian director Hossein Shahabi won the Rajatha Chakoram for the best debut film for The Bright Day. Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam presented the awards at the closing ceremony of the festival held at the Nishagandhi Auditorium on 19 December 2014.

8) Government approved 8.75% interest rate on provident fund deposits for 2014-15: Over five crore subscribers of the EPFO will get 8.75 per cent interest this fiscal on their provident fund deposits - the same rate as the previous year. "Finance ministry has ratified the decision of the EPFO's central board of trustees (CBT) to retain 8.75 per cent rate of interest for the current fiscal," said a source. The rate was same in the previous year, 2013-14, when it was raised from 8.5 per cent in the 2012-13 fiscal.

9) Haryanvi twins hit record by conquering Seven Summits:  Two mountaineer sisters from Haryana achieved a unique world record on Tuesday. Nungshi and Tashi Singh Mallik became the first twins to climb Mt Vinson, the highest peak of Antarctica. In doing so, they created history by becoming the first siblings—and twins—to scale the tallest mountain peaks in all seven continents. They have also entered the hall of fame for mountaineers, the Seven Summit Club.

West Bengal Circle PA/SA Exam 2014 Final Result Out

Friends.. West Bengal Postal Circle has today (20 December 2014) published the list of candidates selected under Direct Recruitment of Postal Assistants (Post Offices/SBCO/Circle Office/ Regional Office/SBCO) and Sorting Assistants for the year 2013 & 2014. The Aptitude Test for Chhattisgarh Circle was held on 25/05/2014 and Computer Test was held during October 2014. Now this is the final result. You can check the results from below link. Congratulations to all selected candidates!!

Check result from official site: Click Here

20th December 2014 IBPS Clerk Exam Questions from Evening Shift

Here are a few questions asked in todays' (20 Dec 2014) evening shift IBPS Clerk Exam shared by our friends Geetu Thomas, Malini Sheshadri, Arunkumar. This will be useful for those having exam tomorrow. All the best.
General Awareness and Computer Questions
1. Headquarters of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)? - Gigiri near Nairobi, Kenya
2. Euro Cup in 2016 will be held at? - France
3. World Toilet Day? - November 19
4. IFSC full form? - Indian Financial System Code
5. Currency of Saudi Arabia? -Saudi Riyal
6. First three digit in MICR represents? - City of bank
7. World AIDS Day is observed on? - 1 December
8. Capital of Iraq? - Baghdad
9. Who won Nobel Prize in Economics 2014? - Jean Tirole
10. Full form of GST? - Goods and service Tax
11. Which country won Asian Games kabaddi mens gold? - India
12. Share of State Government in RRB? - 15%
13. Name the regulator of warehouses? - Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority
14. IFFI was recently held at? - Goa
15. Final date of exchanging pre-2005 notes? - Jan 1, 2015
16. Vijay Hazare trophy is related with? - Cricket
17. Who recently become the first men to be appointed UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia? - Farhan Akhtar
18. Rupay card is issued by? - National Payments Corporation of India
19. Which is the first microfinance institution to get banking licence? - Bandhan
More will be posted soon...

Review of IBPS Clerk Exam (20 December 2014) Questions- Morning Shift

Friends..Here are the GA & Computer Questions from today's (20 Dec 2014) Morning Shift IBPS Clerk Exam. If anybody remembers more questions kindly share with us in our mail id: currentaffairs4examz@gmail.com. Thank you. 

Courtesy for the below questions for sharing with us: Namitha Vyshakh, Kaveri G, Yadu Krishna

General Awareness and Computer Questions
1. Currency of Srilanka? - Sri Lankan rupee
2. United Nations day is celebrated on? - October 24
3. Capital of Austria? - Vienna
4. Author the book "The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years"? - Pranab Mukherjee
5. Vishwanathan Anand is related to? - Chess
6. IRDA headquarters is at? - Hyderabad
7. Mars mission was completed by ISRO with a budget of? - Rs.450 crore
8. Which country will host next SAARC summit in 2016? - Islamabad, Pakistan
9. Nobel Prize in Medicine 2014 was awarded for? - Discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain.
10. Which city will host the next Hockey World Cup in 2018? - Bhubaneswar, India
11. Which country recently flight-tested an upgraded version of its 10000-km range Dongfeng missile? - China
12. International Non-Violence day? - October 2
13. The book "Crusader or Conspirator?" released recently was written by? - P.C. Parakh, former Coal Secretary
14. Headquarters of International Court of Justice? - The Hague, Netherlands
15. VIRUS full form? - Vital Information Resources Under Siege
16. Which among the following is an output device (from options)? - Printer
17. Which symbol indicates starting of formula in excel? =
18. Ryder Cup is associated with? - Golf
19. RIFD full form? - Radio-frequency identification
20. Under Public Provident Fund and maximum amount that can be deposited is? - Rs 1.5 Lakh

21. Life Insurance cover under Jandhan given by? - LIC

Friday, December 19, 2014

Important Current Affairs Questions: 19 December 2014

1) Name its heaviest next generation rocket test fired by ISRO on 18 December 2014, taking India much closer to realizing the dream of manned space flight?
(A) GSLV Mark-I
(B) GSLV Mark-II
(D) GSLV Mark-IV 

2) What is the theme of the new Government of India calendar 2015 launched recently?
(A) Incredible India
(B) Financial Inclusion
(C) Atithi devo bhava
(D) Clean India, Green India

3) Union Cabinet on 17 December 2014 approved the Constitutional Amendment Bill on Goods & Services Tax (GST). Government aims to implement GST from which date?
(A)  April 1, 2016
(B) January 1, 2016
(C) February 28, 2015
(D) April 1, 2015

4) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a monetary penalty on ICICI Bank and which other bank on 17 December 2014 for violation of its instructions on Know Your Customer (KYC)?
(A) Union Bank of India
(B) Bank of Baroda
(C) Indian Bank
(D) Federal Bank

5) Which among the following film was named the best first film by Toronto Film Critics recently?
(A) Liar's Dice
(B) Ship of Theseus
(C) Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
(D) The Lunchbox

6) United States and which other country made a historic breakthrough in their Cold War stand-off on 17 December 2014, moving to revive diplomatic ties?
(A) Russia
(B) Brazil
(C) Cuba
(D) Japan

7) Which state government recently decided to name the school, in which Kailash Satyarthi winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize had his primary education, after him?
(A) Bihar
(B) Uttar Pradesh
(C) Madhya Pradesh
(D) Himachal Pradesh

8) Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez and former Supreme Court judge KS Radhakrishnan were on 17 December 2014 given PETA India’s People of the Year award for their contribution towards the protection of?
(A) Mangrove Forest
(B) Animals
(D) Orphan Childrens
(D) Water Bodies

9) Name the Indian-American who has been confirmed by the US Senate as a Federal judge in the District of Columbia recently?
(A) Amit Priyavadan Mehta
(B) Manoj Shyamalan
(C) Fareed Rafiq Zakaria
(D) Sanjay Gupta

10) Which country recently decided to honour its most famous author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, by featuring his face on its banknotes?
(A) Vietnam
(B) Indonesia
(C) Peru
(D) Colombia

1) Ans. (C) GSLV Mark-III
2) Ans. (D) Clean India, Green India
3) Ans. (A) April 1, 2016
4) Ans. (B) Bank of Baroda
5) Ans. (D) The Lunchbox
6) Ans. (C) Cuba
7) Ans. (C) Madhya Pradesh
8) Ans. (B) Animals
9) Ans. (A) Amit Priyavadan Mehta
10) Ans. (D) Colombia

18th December 2014 Current Affairs Updates

1) GSLV Mark-III-X successfully test fired: The first experimental flight of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark III registered success as it lifted off from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on the dot at 9.30 a.m. on 18 December 2014, taking India much closer to realising the dream of manned space flight. GSLV Mark-III-X is the heaviest rocket (630 tonnes) of India, which was launched on an experimental mission along with human Crew module Atmospheric Reentry Experiment (CARE). It was launched with an aim to check its atmospheric stability with luggage of around four tonne and to study re-entry characteristics of the crew module.

2) Gabriel Garcia Marquez to feature on Colombia bank notes: Colombia will honour its most famous author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, by featuring his face on its banknotes. The House of Representatives passed a bill recently asking the central bank to print a series of notes featuring the Nobel Prize winner's face. Garcia Marquez, the author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and other popular works of magic realism, died in April in Mexico City.

3) Lord's set to stage record fifth ICC Cricket World Cup final: "Lord's Cricket Ground in London has been proposed as the venue for the ICC Cricket World Cup final when the tournament is staged in England and Wales in 2019 - and will also host the ICC Women's World Cup final in 2017," the England and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement. Lord's staged the first three ICC Cricket World Cup finals in 1975, 1979 and 1983. The West Indies won the first two finals - their only World Cup successes - while India recorded the first of their two World Cup triumphs in 1983.

4) Minorities Rights Day observed: Minorities Rights Day on 18 December 2014 was observed across the world to create awareness on rights of minorities. On this day, governments and NGO’s conduct debates on the recent developments in policies and practices in Minority Rights both in India and at the global level. 

5) Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic selected as ITF world champions: Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were named as men's and women's World Champions for 2014 on 18 December 2014 by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). It is the fourth time that Djokovic has taken the top award after he won Wimbledon, the ATP World Tour finals and finished the year ranked number one in the world by the ATP. The 27-year-old Serb is one of only four men to be named ITF World Champion four or more times, alongside Ivan Lendl, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer. Williams won the US Open, the 18th Grand Slam title of her career, the WTA Tour Championship and was also ranked number one by the WTA. At 33 she is the oldest player ever to be named an ITF Singles World Champion.

6) Germany topped FIFA year end rankings: World champions Germany comfortably top the pile of the FIFA national team rankings revealed on 18 Dec 2014 despite a slump in form since their rampant campaign in Brazil. The top three remain unchanged since September with Lionel Messi's beaten World Cup finalists Argentina second and Colombia in third.

7) Micromax launched its YU brand: Yu, the new brand from domestic handset maker Micromax, on 18 December 2014 launched its first device named Yureka. The 4G device comes with Cyanogen operating system and is priced at Rs 8,999. The products launched under the ‘Yu’ brand will be sold through the online route, emulating Xiaomi's business model. Yureka, which is a dual SIM device, will be available for pre-registration on Amazon.in from December 19 and will be available from the second week of January. 

8) 'The Lunchbox' named best first film by Toronto Film Critics: Ritesh Batra's much lauded epistolary romance drama 'The Lunchbox' has been named best first feature by Toronto Film Critics. The film, which won the Critics Week Viewers Choice Award at Cannes Film Festival in 2013, tells the nostalgic love story between a lonely housewife and an about to retire widower, who get connected through a wrongly delivered lunchbox. The Mumbai-set film starred Irrfan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in key roles.

9) 'Clean India, Green India' theme of new Govt calendar: Clean India, Green India' is the theme of the new Government of India calendar 2015 which focuses on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative, the Swachh Bharat Mission. For the first time ever, a digital version of the calendar was also launched today in the form of a mobile phone app. PM Modi features on the first page of the calendar for the month of January wielding a broom to clean a roadside.

Postal/Sorting Assistant Final Result 2014: Chhattisgarh Circle

Friends.. Chhattisgarh Postal Circle has on 18 December 2014 published the list of candidates selected under Direct Recruitment of Postal Assistants (Post Offices/SBCO/Circle Office/ Regional Office/SBCO) and Sorting Assistants for the year 2013 & 2014. The Aptitude Test for Chhattisgarh Circle was held on 27/04/2014 and Computer Test was held subsequently. You can check the results from below link. Congratulations to all selected candidates!!

Check result from official site: Click Here

Thursday, December 18, 2014

India's heaviest rocket GSLV-Mark III successfully test-fired

* Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 18 December 2014 successfully conducted an experimental test-flight of GSLV MK III carrying a crew module, to be used in future manned space missions.

* GSLV MK III, which is the heaviest launch vehicle Isro has ever made, lifted off from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota at 9.30am.

* "We have completed the first experimental test-flight of GSLV Mark III. The performance of solid and liquid propulsion stages happened as expected. The crew module has plunged into the sea. The next developmental flight of the launch vehicle will be done in the next two years," Isro chairman K Radhakrishnan said.

* The GSLV's integral cryogenic engine phase was in a passive state and the suborbital test-flight was conducted mainly to test the flight validation of the launch vehicle and its new telemetric systems, apart from the atmospheric reentry pattern and thermal resistance of the module during the Crew Module Atmosphereic Re-entry Experiment (CARE).

* The rocket soared from the launch pad after a 24-hour countdown that commenced on Wednesday morning. The crew module separated from the rocket at an altitude of 126 km and then re-entered into the earth's atmosphere at 80 km. It then followed an uncontrolled trajectory into the Bay of Bengal about 180 km off the Andaman Nicobar Islands.

* GSLV Mark III is being projected as Isro's most advanced launch vehicle capable of injecting heavier satellites like GSAT 19e. The 630.5 tonne rocket has two active solid and liquid propulsion stages, S 200 and L110 respectively in addition to its cryogenic engine C 25 X which in in a passive state.


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