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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Daily Current Affairs: 17 April 2015

1) James Anderson is now England's leading Test wicket-taker:
--> James Anderson became England’s highest wicket-taker in Test cricket when he claimed his 384th victim in the drawn first Test against West Indies in Antigua on 17 April 2015.
--> The 32-year-old fast bowler surpassed Ian Botham’s haul of 383 wickets in his 100th Test.
--> All-rounder Botham took 383 wickets in 102 Tests between 1977 and 1992, as well as scoring 5,200 runs at an average of 33.54.

2) Rs 2 lakh ceiling for life insurance policies sold through CSCs:
--> Life insurance policies sold through common service centres (CSCs) would have a maximum sum assured of Rs 2 lakh, according to draft regulations released by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI).
--> Only products that are approved for it can be sold for the CSC model.
--> Motor insurance would be allowed to exceed this limit.

3) International Paralympic Committee derecognised Paralympic Committee of India:
--> The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has suspended the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) for indefinite period.
--> The decision was taken after gross negligence and mismanagement by the PCI in organising the national championship in Ghaziabad.
--> Following the ban, the Paralympic Committee of India has been barred from participating in any event.

4) Haryana’s Ashish Jakhar sets national record in hammer throw:
--> Haryana’s Ashish Jakhar on 17 April 2015 set a national youth record in boys’ hammer throw on the second day of the 12th National Youth Athletics Championships held in Bambolim, Goa.
--> Ashish hurled the 5kg ball-and-chain to a new distance of 71.92m on his opening throw and went on to improve it further to 72.04m to stamp his class with fine rotations on the circle to set the first national record of the meet.
--> The previous national record had stood in the name of Haryana’s Sukhdev Singh (70.35m) since 2009.

5) Obama to honour Satya Nadella with 'Champion of Change' award:
-->  US President Barack Obama plans to honour Microsoft's Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella with the 'Champions of Change' award for bringing about change within his company to support working families.
--> Under Nadella’s leadership, Microsoft recently had announced that all the suppliers doing business with Microsoft in the US will have to provide at least 15 days of paid leave to their employees who handle Microsoft work each year starting from 2016 onwards.

6) RBI allowed banks to offer differential interest rates on term deposits:
--> The Reserve Bank of India has allowed banks to offer differential interest rates on term deposits.
--> The RBI notified that term deposits of Rs 15 lakh and below must ave premature withdrawal facility.
--> For deposits above Rs 15 lakh, banks may or may not offer premature withdrawal.
--> In its sixth bi-monthly monetary policy review, in February, the central bank had decided to introduce the feature of early withdrawal facility in a term deposit as a distinguishing feature for offering differential rates of interest.

7) SC appointed Vivek Priyadarshi to head team probing IPL scandal:
--> Supreme Court on 17 April 2015 appointed Vivek Priyadarshi to head a new investigating team to further probe the IPL-6 spot-fixing and betting scandal.
--> Priyadarshi, currently a superintendent of police in the anti-corruption cell of the agency, will replace 1983-batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre IPS officer B B Mishra as the head of the probe team following his retirement.
--> The committee has been entrusted the job of further investigating the IPL-6 scandal, including the allegations against the then BCCI COO Sundar Raman.

8) Oil India commissioned 54 MW wind energy project in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh:
--> Oil India, the nation's second largest state-owned oil explorer, on 17 April 2015 announced that it has commissioned a 54 MW wind energy project in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
--> The spilt capacity of project between both states is 38 MW plant located at Chandgarh in Madhya Pradesh and 16 MW plant located at Patan in Gujarat.

9) World Hemophilia Day 2015 observed:
--> World Haemophilia Day was observed globally on 17 April 2015 with theme Building a family of support.

--> The day provides an opportunity to talk to your extended family and friends, colleagues, and caregivers to raise awareness and increase support for those living with an inherited bleeding disorder.

Quiz on Current Affairs - 19 April 2015

1) India has recently decided to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets in 'fly-away condition' from which country?
(A) Canada
(B) Germany
(C) France
(D) Russia

2) PM Modi on 9 April 2015 began his nine day tour to three countries to explore the possibilities to strengthen the bilateral business relations. Which among the following country was not covered in his visit?
(A) France
(B) Germany
(C) Belgium
(D) Canada

3) India recently successfully test-fired its which nuclear-capable ballistic missile with a strike range of 350 km from a naval ship off the Odisha coast?
(A) Dhanush
(B) Agni-III
(C) Prithvi
(D) Tejas

4) Government on 9 April 2015 barred Greenpeace India from receiving foreign funds with immediate effect by suspending its licence for ____ months?
(A) 10
(B) 6
(C) 3
(D) 1

5) China and which country recently held joint military drill code-named ‘Silk Road Cooperation-2015’ in Guangzhou?
(A) Nepal
(B) Pakistan
(C) India
(D) Sri Lanka

6) IFCI Ltd has recently become a state-owned firm (PSU) with the government increasing its stake in the infrastructure financing firm to ___ per cent?
(A) 51 %
(B) 75 %
(C) 100 %
(D) None of these

7) Which global ratings agency on 9 April 2015 raised India's rating outlook to ‘Positive’ from ‘Stable’?
(A) S&P
(B) Moody’s
(C) Fitch Group
(C) None of these

8) India’s direct-to-home (DTH)service provider Videocon d2h recently made its debut on NASDAQ. NASDAQ is a Stock exchange in which country?
(A) China
(B) Singapore
(C) Britain

9) Who was on 10 April 2015 appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), Mumbai?
(A) Arun Kumar Jha
(B) Vivek Gupta
(C) Hemant Sharma
(D) D Annadurai

10) Name the Satyam founder who was on 9 April 2015 sentenced to seven years in jail, after he was found guilty by of criminal cheating and conspiracy?
(A) Raju Vegesna
(B) Ramalinga Raju
(C) Mahindra Satyam
(D) None of these

1) Ans. (C) France
2) Ans. (C) Belgium
3) Ans. (A) Dhanush
4) Ans. (B) 6
5) Ans. (D) Sri Lanka
6) Ans. (A) 51 %
7) Ans. (B) Moody’s
8) Ans. (D) USA
9) Ans. (A) Arun Kumar Jha
10) Ans. (B) Ramalinga Raju

Saturday, April 18, 2015

18th April 2015 Daily GK Updates

1) As per the constitutional provisions, who has the absolute and ultimate powers regarding the passing of money bills? - The House of the people

2) As per the constitution of India, the reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India relating to the accounts of a state shall be submitted to? - The Governor of the State

3) When cripps mission came to India, who was the following was Viceroy of India? - Lord Linlithgo

4) Name the apparatus for measuring increase or rate of growth in plants? - Auxanometer

5) The chief election commissioner can be removed from office only by? - Through impeachment by Parliament

6) “Bharat Kesri” award is given in which sport? - Wrestling 

7) What is the “ Motto” of Olympics 2016? - Live your passion

8) The term “Bull” and “ Bear” is related to? - Share Market

9) Bleeding of gums and loosening of teeth is caused due to deficiency of? - Vitamin C

10) Which article of the constitution of India deals with the formation of new states and alteration of areas, boundaries or names of existing states? - Article 3

Quantitative Aptitude Questions for SBI PO 2015 Prelims

Solve yourself and comment answers. Answers published below. Share steps & shortcuts..Discuss & study :)  

1) The ratio between the present ages of P and Q is 6:7. If Q is 4 years old than P, what will be the ratio of the ages of P and Q after 4 years?
(A) 7:8
(B) 7:9
(C) 3:8
(D) 5:8

2) The sum of the ages of a father and son is 45 years. Five years ago, the product of their ages was four times the fathers age at that time. The present age of father and son?
(A) 34,11
(B) 35,10
(C) 36,9
(D) 40,5

3) Rs. 700 is divided among A, B, C so that A receives half as much as B and B half as much as C. Then C's share is?
(A) Rs 200
(B) Rs 300
(C) Rs 400
(D) Rs 500

4) A does a work in 10 days and B does the same work in 15 days. In how many days they together will do the same work?
(A) 5 days
(B) 6 days
(C) 7 days
(D) 8 days

5) One side of rectangular field is 15 meter and one of its diagonals is 17 meter. Then find the area of the field?
(A) 120 sq.m
(B) 130 sq.m
(C) 140 sq.m
(D) 150 sq.m

6) Two unbiased coins are tossed. What is probability of getting at most one tail ?
(A) 1/2
(B) 1/3
(C) 3/2
(D) 3/4

7) From a point C on a level ground, the angle of elevation of the top of a tower is 30 degree. If the tower is 100 meter high, find the distance from point C to the foot of the tower?
(A) 170 meter
(B) 172 meter
(C) 173 meter
(D) 167 meter

8) Remya took a loan for 6 years at the rate of 5% per annum on Simple Interest, If the total interest paid was Rs. 1230, the principal was?
(A) 4100
(B) 4200
(C) 4300
(D) 4400

9) A train is 100 meter long and is running at the speed of 30 km per hour. Find the time it will take to pass a man standing at a crossing?
(A) 10 seconds
(B) 12 seconds
(C) 14 seconds
(D) 16 seconds

10) A man buys an article for Rs. 27.50 and sells it for Rs 28.60. Find his gain percent?
(A) 1%
(B) 2%
(C) 3%
(D) 4%
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1) Ans. (A) 7:8
2) Ans. (C) 36,9
3) Ans. (C) Rs 400
4) Ans. (B) 6 days
5) Ans. (A) 120 sq.m
6) Ans. (D) 3/4
7) Ans. (C) 173 meter
8) Ans. (A) 4100
9) Ans. (B) 12 seconds

10) Ans. (D) 4%

BOB Manipal PO Online Exam Questions - 18 April 2015

Here are the question's asked in today's BOB Manipal PO Exam shared by Vikram Seth. 

1) Headquarters of Nunited Nations? - Newyork
2) Indian-American author Akhil Sharma won The Folio Prize 2015 for which book? - Family Life
3) Punjab National Bank Headquarters? - New Delhi
4) Capital of Germany? - Berlin
5) Singapore currency? - Singapore dollar
6) Which state recently started E-ration card? - Delhi
7) Who won best actress in National film awards 2015? - Kangana Ranaut
8) In Jan 2015, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon inaugurated 10 MW solar power plant in which state? - Gujarat
9) Which Indian won the 2015 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement? - Madhav Gadgil 
10) ICC cricket world cup 2015 final was played by which teams? - Australia and Newzealand
11) World Consumer Rights Day? - 15 March (National Consumer Rights Day - 24 Dec)
12) MUDRA Bank limit? - 10 lakhs
13) What is the SLR rate at present? - 21.5%
14) Basel norms last date? - 31 March 2019
15) Saina Nehwal is related with which sport? - Badminton

Current Affairs MCQ - 18 April 2015

1) Union government on 7 April 2015 gave its approval to release an additional installment ____% of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01 January 2015?
(A) 6 %
(B) 10 %
(C) 3 %
(D) 7 %

2) What was India's rank among 133 nations on the Social Progress Index (SPI) ratings released globally on 8 April 2015?
(A) 129
(B) 101
(C) 49
(D) 14 

3) Who has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner of India on 8th April 2015?
(A) S Jaishankar
(B) V S Sampath
(C) Nasim Zaidi
(D) HS Barhma

4) D Jayakanthan, who passed away recently, was a famous writer in which language?
(A) Malayalam
(B) Sanskrit
(C) Hindi
(D) Tamil

5) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 8 April 2015 launched MUDRA Bank which will provide credit of up to Rs 10 lakh to small entrepreneurs. MUDRA stands for?
(A) Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency
(B) Micro Urban and Rural Development Agency
(C) Medium Units Development and Refinance Agency
(D) Micro Units Development and Refunding Agency

6) Newly formed Mudra Bank will be part of?
(A) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
(B) Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
(C) State Bank of India (SBI)
(D) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)

7) Which online e-commerce company on 8 April 2015 acquired mobile recharge platform Freecharge?
(A) Paytm
(B) Flipkart
(C) Snapdeal
(D) Amazon

8) A newly found crab spider family was recently named after which state in India?
(A) Karnataka
(B) Telangana
(C) Assam
(D) Himachal Pradesh

9) Reserve Bank on 8 April 2015 notified government's decision to raise foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in the insurance sector to ___ percent?
(A) 49 %
(B) 51 %
(C) 100 %
(D) 26 %

10) Who was recently named as the Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2015 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack?
(A) AB De Villers
(B) Steve Smith
(C) Virat Kohli
(D) Kumar Sangakkara

1) Ans. (A) 6 %
2) Ans. (B) 101
3) Ans. (C) Nasim Zaidi
4) Ans. (D) Tamil
5) Ans. (A) Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency
6) Ans. (D) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
7) Ans. (C) Snapdeal
8) Ans. (B) Telangana
9) Ans. (A) 49 %
10) Ans. (D) Kumar Sangakkara

Check SSC CHSL Exam 2014 Results Published

Friends.. Staff Selection Commission has published the result of its Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) examination held on 02.11.14, 09.11.14, 16.11.14, and re-examination of some candidates on 15.02.2015 & 11.04.2015 for recruitment to the post of Data Entry Operators and Lower Division Clerks at various centres all over the country. As per write up of SSC 24,38,010 candidates appeared in the exam of which 50780 have declared qualified for the Descriptive Paper.

The descriptive paper of the Combined Higher Secondary Examination, 2014 is scheduled to be held on 10.05.2015.

Check Result of SSC CHSL Exam 2014: Click Here
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Constitution of India Quiz - Part 1

Friends.. As you know the Constitution of India is the supreme law of India. When it comes to competitive exams too, it assumes a supreme role and as you know, be it a national level exam or a state level PSC exam, no exams go without touching the Constitution of India. So from today we are starting a new Quiz series related to Constitution of India starting from the basics. This will help you in grasping the constitution related questions with ease. If you notice any error please bring it to our notice.  Happy reading!! 

1) Constitution of India intimately follows the Constitutional system of? - Britain

2) The constitution of India borrowed Parliamentary system of Government from? - Britain

3) The idea that Indians should have a Constituent Assembly to frame a Constitution of India was put forward by? - M. N. Roy

4) In which year did the Indian National Congress officially demanded for a Constituent Assembly? - 1935

5) The British Government of India accepted the demand for a Constituent Assembly in? - Linlitgow's August offer of 1940

6) In 1946, which Plan proposed a Constituent Assembly to frame a Constitution for India? - Cabinet Mission Plan

7) Proposed membership of Constituent Assembly according to Cabinet Mission? - 389

8) The Constituent Assembly met for the first time in? - 9th December 1946

9) Who was the first president (temporary Chairman) of the Constituent Assembly when it met on 9 December 1946? - Sachchidananda Sinha

10) The Constituent Assembly took how many days to draft a Constitution? - 2 Years, 11 months, 17 days

11) Who is known as the Prime Architect of Indian Constitution? - Dr. B. R Ambedkar

12) Who was the Chairman of Drafting Committee? - Dr. B. R Ambedkar

13) Who was the chairman of committee of Procedure and Steering Committee? - Dr. Rajendra Prasad

14) Who was the Chairman of Union Constitution Committee? - Jawaharlal Nehru

15) When was the Constitution of India adopted? - 26th November 1949

16) The Constitution of India was enacted in? - 26th January 1950

17) Structure of Constitution in 1950 was? - 395 Articles, 22 Parts, 8 Schedules

18) The famous Objective resolution was moved by? - Jawaharlal Nehru

19) When did Jawaharlal Nehru move the 'Objective Resolution'? - 13th December 1946

20) The 'Objective Resolution' was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on? - 22th January 1947

Friday, April 17, 2015

Current Affairs Quiz - 17 April 2015

1) Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) and which bank have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to implement the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJBY) for savings bank account holders of the bank?
(A) Vijaya Bank
(B) Federal Bank
(C) Dena Bank
(D) Union Bank of India

2) Who Arab poet recently won the Kumaran Asan World Prize for poetry?
(A) Adunis
(B) Naoemi Nye
(C) Suheir Hammad
(D) Elia Abu Madi

3) 15 year old Indian-origin schoolboy Pratap Singh was recently awarded the Institute of Physics Prize for conducting an experiment that verified an effect of?
(A) Albert Einstein's theory of special relativity
(B) Raman effect
(C) Both A & B
(D) None of these 

4) Dronavalli Harika who was in news recently is related with which sport/game?
(A) Badminton
(B) Squash
(C) Snooker
(D) Chess

5) M Annadurai recently took over as director of ISRO Satellite Centre situated at?
(A) Hyderabad
(B) Thiruvananthapuram
(C) Bengaluru
(D) Ahmedabad

6) World Health Day (WHD) 2015 was observed globally on 7 April 2015 with the theme?
(A) Vector-borne diseases: small bite, big threat
(B) Food safety: From farm to plate, make food safe
(C) Good health adds life to years
(D) Save lives: Make hospitals safe in emergencies

7) Opening Ceremony of the Eighth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) was held on 7 April 2015 at which stadium?
(A) Eden Gardens, Kolkata
(B) Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
(C) Firosha Kotla, Delhi
(D) Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata

8) Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recently recommended which number as the single emergency number across the country?
(A) 100
(B) 108
(C) 112
(D) 101

9) Which state ton 7 April 2015 won the 2014-15 Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy played at the KIIT Cricket Stadium, Bhubaneshwar?
(A) Karnataka
(B) Goa
(C) Kerala
(D) Gujarat

10) Who was recently elected as the President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for the year 2015-16?
(A) Sumit Mazumder
(B) Ajay Shriram
(C) Shobana Kamineni
(D) Rana Kapoor

1) Ans. (C) Dena Bank
2) Ans. (A) Adunis
3) Ans. (A) Albert Einstein's theory of special relativity
4) Ans. (D) Chess
5) Ans. (C) Bengaluru
6) Ans. (B) Food safety: From farm to plate, make food safe
7) Ans. (D) Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
8) Ans. (C) 112
9) Ans. (D) Gujarat
10) Ans. (A) Sumit Mazumder


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