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Monday, 14 December 2015

current affairs 2016


current affairs 2016


Around India
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# India ranks 130 (out of 188 countries) in Human Development Index as per UNDP Report (last year India was placed at 135th)
# Among the BRICS nations, India was ranked lowest in Human Development Index; Norway topped the list followed by Australia and Switzerland
# Problems of our Nation can be successfully handled, if we think together, work together and grow together: President, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee
# Central Government has appointed Justice L Narasimha Reddy (retired Chief Justice of Patna High Court) to head the Judicial Committee which will look into the implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme for the Ex- Servicemen
# Government of India has requested the States/
UTs to start “Operation Smile-II” from 1st January, 2016 to 31st January, 2016 to be rolled out throughout the country as a follow up of the earlier campaign to rescue/rehabilitate the missing children
# New website of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) was launched ( www.esichospitals.gov.in )
# Rajasthan becomes the first State to submit Smart City Proposals (for 4 Cities) to the Ministry of Urban Development; as of now 15 Cities from 7 State has submitted (Today is the last date for submission of Smart City Proposals to the Ministry of Urban Development)
# Several States have written to the Prime Minister, Cabinet Secretary and Finance Minister to delay the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations
# Centre approves nationwide use of IIT-M water purifier

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Inside the Parliament
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# External Affairs Minister, Ms. Sushma Swaraj made a Suo Motu statement in both the Houses about her recent visit to Pakistan and recent developments relating to ties between the two countries
# GST Bill in limbo as only five days remaining for the winter session of the Parliament

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Indian States
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# Delhi: the juvenile convict in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case may walk free on Dec 20 unless the Delhi High Court intervenes in support of the Centre's concerns
# Jammu & Kashmir: 2 heritage clusters (Jammu and Srinagar) to safeguard the world-famous art
and handicrafts
# Uttar Pradesh: women have won nearly 44% of the panchayat poll's chief posts

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Tamil Nadu
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# Chief Minister, Ms. Jayalalithaa urged Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi to accord special sanction to provide permanent house to 2 lakh families
# Former DGP, Mr. R. Natraj back in AIADMK
# Plea to close TASMAC shops in flood affected district was dismissed by the Madras High Court
# Another Crack in Mr. Vaiko's MDMK: 4 more district secretaries join DMK
# Opposition parties tear into Chief Secretary, Mr. Gnanadesikan's defence on release of water from Chembrambakkam reservoir

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World Affairs
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# Pravin Gordhan, a widely respected Indian- origin politician, has been appointed as South Africa's new Finance Minister
# In a first, six countries in GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) to introduce VAT [GCC - Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia andUAE]

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Business / Economics
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# WTO's Ministerial meeting begins at Nairobi (Kenya) today; India wants WTO to discuss farm subsidies of the rich
# RBI Governor, Dr. Raghuram Rajan met top bank heads and discussed about the bad loan woes
# Wipro and Dell join hands with Microsoft for cloud services
# Infosys invests in sports startup WHOOP

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Sports
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# Cricket players auction for two new IPL teams today
# Magnus Carlsen won the London Chess Classic title
# Anirban Lahiri become the fourth Indian to win the Asian Tour Order of Merit Title

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Miscellaneous
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# Artist K. S. Kamesh's painting "Amalgamation" has been selected for the International Artist Grnad Prize Competition 2016

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

king and queen of crops


king and queen of crops


1. king of cereals - Wheat
2. Queen of cereals- Maize
3. Queen of vegetables- potato
4. Poor man`s meat- soybean
5. famine reserves- millets
6. camel crop- sorghum
7. Queen of oilseed - Sesame
8. king of oilseed- mustard
9. Queen of fodder crop- Lucerne
10.king of fodder cop- barseem
11. vegetable meat- Cowpea
12. Poor man`s substitute for ghee- Sesamum
13.poor man`s friend- Potato
14.poor man`s food- pearl Millet
15.King of weed- Congress grass
16. Drosophila of crop plants- Maize
17. king of coarse cereals- Sorghum
18. king of fruits-Mango
19.Queen of fruits-litchi
20.king of pulses-Gram
21.Queen of pulses-Pea
22.Queen of spices-cardamom
23.Queen of flower-glyodes
24.Food of god cocoa
25.Queen of beverage-tea
26.century plant-date palm
27.White gold-cotton
28.Green gold-opium
29.king of arid fruits-ber
30.Poor's men fruits-ber
31.King of tamprate fruits-Apple 32.Butter fruit-avocado
33.Adam's fig-banana
34.King of forest-teak
35.Queen of fruit - Mangosteen
36.queen of spices- cardamom
37.Poor man's orange--tomato
38.poor man's apple- guava
39.love apple - tomato
40.food of God.....coca
41.vegetarian meat- mushroom.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

current affairs 2016


For what purpose India will be launching equity fund of $1 billion - For renewable energy

Noboru Karashima passed away, he was an - Eminent Japanese historian

Who was appointed as CFO of OlaCabs - Rajiv Bansal

Who was appointed as Secretary General of Commonwealth of Nations - Patricia Scotland

Which missile was successfully flight-tested and is developed by India and Israel - LRSAM missile
dass antony33: Current Affairs Quiz: 28 November 2015


1. Bhopal Tablighi Ijtema, one of the world's largest congregations of Muslims, began on 28 November 2105 at which place?
a) Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
b) Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
c) Hyderabad, Telangana
d) Kishanganj, Bihar

2. India on 27 November 2015 exchanged Notes for Official Development Loan Assistance worth 5536 crore rupees for Chennai Metro Rail Project (IV) and Ahmedabad Metro Project with
a) China
b) United States
c) Japan
d) Korea

3. Police and Traffic Police of which two cities on 27 November 2015 jointly won the Ministry of Urban Development’s Urban Mobility India Award for the year 2015 for Best Initiative for Improved Road Safety?
a) Gurgaon Police and Bhopal Traffic Police
b) Gurgaon Traffic Police and Bhopal Police
c) Gurgaon Police and Ranchi Traffic Police
d) Delhi Police and Ahmedabad Traffic Police

4. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on 27 November 2015 opened a summit of leaders of the 53 Commonwealth nations in
a) England
b) Malta
c) Australia
d) Bahamas

5. First day-night Test started at the Adelaide Oval on 27 November 2015 with a Kookaburra ball of which colour?
a) Red
b) Purple
c) Yellow
d) Pink

6. Name the Indian-origin American billionaire who on 27 November 2015 revealed a bicycle, the Free Electric bicycle, which produces electricity when pedaled.
a) Thomas Kailath
b) Manjul Bhargava
c) Manoj Bhargava
d) Bharat Desai

7. Who was appointed as the Secretary General of Commonwealth of Nations on 27 November 2015?
a) Patricia Scotland
b) Sir Ronald Sanders
c) Loloahi Tapui
d) Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba

8. Name the Missile that was on 27 November 2015 successfully flight-tested for the first time from an Israeli Naval Platform?
a) Dhanush ballistic missile
b) Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile
c) Prithvi-II missile
d) Agni-I missile

9. What is the other name of the Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) that was on 27 November 2015 successfully flight-tested from an Israeli Naval Platform?
a) Prithvi-II missile
b) Agni-I missile
c) Dhanush ballistic missile
d) Barak 8 missile

10. Name the distinguished Japanese historian of South India and South Asia who was an eminent Tamil Scholar and died on 26 November 2015?
a) Noboru Karashima
b) Fuyuko Kamisaka
c) Suematsu Kenchō
d) Akira Fujiwara

11. Who was appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of app-based cab operator OlaCabs on 27 November 2015?
a) Mitesh Shah
b) Rajiv Bansal
c) Rohit Chabbra
d) Karan Singh

12. Which group of countries took part in the Joint Exercise SAADMEx-2015 that was held in Delhi from 23 November to 26 November 2015?
a) G20 Countries
b) SAARC Countries
c) ASEAN Countries
d) BRICS Countries

13. The National Highways Authorities of India (NHAI) on 27 November 2015 approved a pilot project for undertaking scientific studies on designing greenbelts along national highways. The Proposal regarding was submitted by which organisation?
a) National Environmental Engineering Research Institute
b) National Environment Tribunal
c) National Environment & Planning Agency
d) National Environment Protection Council

14. The Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Friendship Motor Car Rally was flagged off on 27 November 2015 from which place?
a) Silchar, Assam
b) Dhaka, Bangladesh
c) Lalitpur, Kathmandu
d) Changzamthok, Thimphu

15. India was on 28 November 2015 re-elected as the Member of International Maritime Council for 2016-17. In which year, India joined IMO as a member-state?
a) 1965
b) 1977
c) 1959
d) 1944

Answers
1-(a)    6-(c)    11-(b)
2-(c)    7-(a)    12-(b)
3-(a)    8-(b)    13-(a)
4-(b)    9-(d)    14-(a)
5-(d)    10-(a)    15-(c)

Friday, 27 November 2015

Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar


Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar


G V Mavalankar : First Speaker of the Lok Sabha
Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar (27 November 1888 – 27 February 1956) popularly known as 'Dadasaheb' was an independence activist .
He became the President (from 1946 to 1947) of the Central Legislative Assembly, then Speaker of the Constituent Assembly of India, and later the first Speaker of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament of India
Mavalankar hailed from a Marathi family but lived and worked in Ahmedabad, former capital of Gujarat.
His family originally belonged to Mavalange in Ratnagiri district of Bombay Presidency in British India.
After his early education in Rajapur and other places in Bombay Presidency, Mavalankar moved to Ahmedabad in 1902 for higher studies.
He obtained his B.A. Degree in Science from the Gujarat College, Ahmedabad, in 1908.
He was a Dakshina Fellow of the College for one year in 1909 before beginning his law studies in Government Law School, Bombay.
He passed his Law examination in First Class in 1912 and entered the legal profession in 1913.
He became the honorary secretary of the Gujarat Education Society in 1913 and the secretary of the Gujarat Sabha in 1916.
He was one of the guiding force with Sardar Patel in education front of Gujarat and was co-founder of Ahmadabad Education Society along with Kasturbhai Lalbhai and Amritlal Hargovindas
Further, he along with Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel and others was also one of the proposer of an institution like Gujarat University as early as the 1920s, which later came to be founded in 1949.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Award winners list


தமிழுக்கான சாகித்திய அகாதமி விருது பெற்ற எழுத்தாளர்களின் பட்டியல்:

ஆண்டு - படைப்பு (தன்மை) - படைப்பின் எழுத்தாளர்
1955 - தமிழ் இன்பம் (கட்டுரைத் தொகுப்பு) - ரா. பி. சேதுப்பிள்ளை
1956 - அலை ஓசை (நாவல்) - கல்கி கிருஷ்ணமூர்த்தி
1957 - (விருது வழங்கப்பட வில்லை)
1958 - சக்கரவர்த்தித் திருமகன் (இராமாயணத்தின் உரைநடை) - சி. ராஜகோபாலச்சாரி
1959 - (விருது வழங்கப்பட வில்லை)
1960 - (விருது வழங்கப்பட வில்லை)
1961 - அகல் விளக்கு (நாவல்) - மு.வரதராசனார்
1962 - அக்கரைச்சீமை (பயண நூல்) - சோமு (மீ. ப. சோமசுந்தரம்)
1963 - வேங்கையின் மைந்தன் - அகிலன் (பி. வி. அகிலாண்டம்)
1964 - (விருது வழங்கப்பட வில்லை)
1965 - ஸ்ரீ ராமானுஜர் (வாழ்க்கை வரலாறு) - பி. ஸ்ரீ ஆச்சார்யா
1966 - வள்ளலார் கண்ட ஒருமைப்பாடு (வாழ்க்கை வரலாறு) - ம. பொ. சிவஞானம்
1967 - வீரர் உலகம் (இலக்கிய விமர்சனம்) - கி. வா. ஜகன்னாதன்
1968 - வெள்ளைப் பறவை (கவிதை) - அ. சீனிவாச ராகவன்
1969 - பிசிராந்தையார் (நாடகம்) - பாரதிதாசன்
1970 - அன்பளிப்பு (சிறுகதைகள்) - கு. அழகிரிசாமி
1971 - சமுதாய வீதி (நாவல்) - நா. பார்த்தசாரதி
1972 - சில நேரங்களில் சில மனிதர்கள் (நாவல்) - ஜெயகாந்தன்
1973 - வேருக்கு நீர் (நாவல்) - ராஜம் கிருஷ்ணன்
1974 - திருக்குறள் நீதி இலக்கியம் (இலக்கிய விமர்சனம்) - கே. டி. திருநாவுக்கரசு
1975 - தற்கால தமிழ் இலக்கியம் (இலக்கிய விமர்சனம்) - ஆர். தண்டாயுதம்
1976 - (விருது வழங்கப்பட வில்லை)
1977 - குருதிப்புனல் (நாவல்) - இந்திரா பார்த்தசாரதி
1978 - புதுக்கவிதையின் தோற்றமும் வளர்ச்சியும் (விமர்சனம்) - வல்லிக்கண்ணன்
1979 - சக்தி வைத்தியம் (சிறுகதைத் தொகுப்பு) - தி. ஜானகிராமன்
1980 - சேரமான் காதலி (நாவல்) - கண்ணதாசன்
1981 - புதிய உரைநடை (விமர்சனம்) - மா. ராமலிங்கம்
1982 - மணிக்கொடி காலம் (இலக்கிய வரலாறு) - பி. எஸ். ராமையா
1983 - பாரதி : காலமும் கருத்தும் (இலக்கிய விமர்சனம்) - தொ. மு. சிதம்பர ரகுநாதன்
1984 - ஒரு காவிரியைப் போல - லட்சுமி திரிபுரசுந்தரி
1985 - கம்பன் : புதிய பார்வை (இலக்கிய விமர்சனம்) - அ. ச. ஞானசம்பந்தன்
1986 - இலக்கியத்துகாக ஒரு இயக்கம் (இலக்கிய விமர்சனம்) - க. நா. சுப்பிரமணியம்
1987 - முதலில் இரவு வரும் (சிறுகதைத் தொகுப்பு) - ஆதவன்
1988 - வாழும் வள்ளுவம் (இலக்கிய விமர்சனம்) - வா. செ. குழந்தைசாமி
1989 - சிந்தாநதி (சுயசரிதக் கட்டுரைகள்) - லா. ச. ராமாமிர்தம்
1990 - வேரில் பழுத்த பலா (நாவல்) - சு. சமுத்திரம்
1991 - கோபல்ல கிராமத்து மக்கள் (நாவல்) - கி. ராஜநாராயணன்
1992 - குற்றாலக் குறிஞ்சி (வரலாற்று நாவல்) - கோவி. மணிசேகரன்
1993 - காதுகள் (நாவல்) - எம். வி. வெங்கட்ராம்
1994 - புதிய தரிசனங்கள் (நாவல்) - பொன்னீலன் (கண்டேஸ்வர பக்தவல்சலன்)
1995 - வானம் வசப்படும் (நாவல்) - பிரபஞ்சன்
1996- அப்பாவின் சிநேகிதர் (சிறுகதைத் தொகுப்பு) - அசோகமித்ரன்
1997 - சாய்வு நாற்காலி (நாவல்) - தோப்பில் முகமது மீரான்
1998 - விசாரணைக் கமிஷன் (நாவல்) - சா. கந்தசாமி
1999 - ஆலாபனை (கவிதைகள்) - அப்துல் ரகுமான்
2000 - விமர்சனங்கள், மதிப்புரைகள், பேட்டிகள் (விமர்சனம்) - தி. க. சிவசங்கரன்
2001 - சுதந்திர தாகம் (நாவல்) - சி. சு. செல்லப்பா
2002 - ஒரு கிராமத்து நதி (கவிதைகள்) - சிற்பி பாலசுப்ரமணியம்
2003 - கள்ளிக்காட்டு இதிகாசம் (நாவல்) - வைரமுத்து
2004 - வணக்கம் வள்ளுவ (கவிதைகள்) - ஈரோடு தமிழன்பன்
2005 - கல்மரம் (நாவல்) - ஜி. திலகவதி
2006 - ஆகாயத்துக்கு அடுத்த வீடு (கவிதைகள்) - மு.மேத்தா
2007 - இலையுதிர் காலம் (நாவல்) - நீல. பத்மநாபன்
2008 - மின்சாரப்பூ (சிறுகதைகள்) - மேலாண்மை பொன்னுசாமி
2009 - கையொப்பம் (கவிதைகள் (மொழிபெயர்ப்பு) - புவியரசு
2010 - சூடிய பூ சூடற்க (சிறுகதை) (சிறுகதைகள்) - நாஞ்சில் நாடன்
2011 - காவல் கோட்டம் (நாவல்) - சு. வெங்கடேசன்
2012 - தோல் (நாவல்) - டி. செல்வராஜ் [1]
2013 - கொற்கை(புதினம்) - ஜோ டி குரூஸ் [2]
2014 - அஞ்ஞாடி - பூமணி [3]

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

current affairs 2016


current affairs 2016

•    India and Malaysia on 23 November 2015 signed MoU on Cultural Exchange Programme agreement for the period - 2015-2020

•    The country that will organize the first South Asian Annual Disaster Management Exercise (SAADMEx-2015) to provide a platform for strengthening Regional Disaster Response Mechanism amongst the SAARC countries – India

•    First meeting of the Indo-European Water Forum that will start from 23 November 2015 will be held in - Delhi

•    In Bihar, the world famous Sonepur Cattle fair began on 23 November 2015 at Harihar Kshetra on the confluence of rivers - Ganga and Gandak

•    World number one Novak Djokovic on 22 November 2015 won the season-ending ATP World Tour finals played in London by defeating - Roger Federer

•    India’s junior men’s hockey team on 22 November 2015 lifted the 8th Men’s Junior Asia hockey cup played at - Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium in Kuantan, Malaysia

•    Name of the scheme that will see the holistic development of fisheries sector by integrating all the schemes undertaken by the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) – Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries

•    Theme of the 27th ASEAN Summit that was held in Kuala Lumpur from 18 November to 22 November 2015 – Our People, Our Community, Our Vision

•    Indian-American politician nominated as executive director to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) with ambassadorial rank by US President Barack Obama on 20 November 2015 is - Swati Dandekar

•    The statue of this modern saint of India was unveiled in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 22 November 2015 - Swami Vivekananda

•    Second World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) concluded on 22 November 2015 with the adoption of - Visakhapatnam Declaration

•    National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) in third week of November 2015 was named as the official partner for - 2015 Hockey World League (HWL) final

•    Person appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Direct-to-home (DTH) service provider Dish TV on 20 November 2015 - Arun Kumar Kapoor

•    The leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Kuala Lumpur committed to the ASEAN Community by – 31 December 2015

•    The number of world titles won by Indian ace cueist Pankaj Advani by winning the IBSF World Snooker Championship on 21 November 2015 – 15

•    The Women World Snooker Championship on 21 November 2015 held in Hurghada, Egypt was won by – Wendy Jans of Belgium

•    For de-congestion of roads and development of Delhi, the Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on 22 November 2015 announced a special assistance of - 3250 crore rupee

•    According to Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), it will be mandatory for the subscribers of New Pension System (NPS) to submit applications on line for settlement of withdrawal claims from – 1 April 2015

•    India, Malaysia on 22 November 2015 signed 2 pacts on - Cyber Security & Governance Issues

•    In the first of its kind project undertaken by Union Home Ministry, this place in Indo-Pakistan border saw the installation of 5 MW solar power plant to light up the area – Sarkari Tala area in Jaisalmer district, Rajashtan

•    Extending its overseas footprint, Axis Bank on 22 November 2015 opened a representative office in - Dhaka, Bangladesh

•    Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 22 November 2015 flagged off Sushashan express in a function at Balrampur, the train wi

Monday, 23 November 2015

current affairs 2016


current affairs 2016


Around India


# UNHCR chosen for Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2015
# President Mukherjee to inaugurate first ever World Indology Conference at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (November 21, 2015)
# There is of need of a strong services sector in rural India, which should include Agri-business centers and agri-clinics on a big scale: Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Mr. Radha Mohan Singh
# India Air Force (IAF) winds up relief and rescue operation in flood hit Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh
# Eminent music composer, Mr. Ilaiyaraaja conferred Centenary Award for Indian Personality of the Year at 46th IFFI; (2013 - Waheeda Rehman; 2014 - Rajinikanth)
# Russian filmmaker Nikita Mikhalkov was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award at 46th IFFI
# Cabinet Secretary, Mr. P.K. Sinha reviewed the prices and availability of essential commodities with some of the major States producing pulses, tomatoes and onions


India's Bilateral Relations


# Union Home Minister, Mr. Rajnath Singh met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and other top Chinese leaders in Beijing and discussed the relations between the two countries
# Union Home Minister, Mr. Rajnath Singh visited a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Unit and a local Police Station in Beijing
# 13th ASEAN - India & 10th EAS Summit at Kuala lumpur, Malaysia; Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi to attend


Indian States


# TCS, Intel launched Centre of Excellence for IoT in Hyderabad
# Bihar: Mr. Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the Chief Minister for fifth time; Governor, Mr. Ramnath Kovind administered the oath of office and secrecy to Mr. Nitish Kumar
# Bihar: RJD Chief, Mr. Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Mr. Tejaswi (26 year) becomes the Deputy Chief Minister; youngest Deputy Chief Minister in India
# Maharashtra: Government is considerinf invoking Section 153A of the IPC against politicla leaders who are 'deliberately trying to spread misinformation' about the ruling dispensation
# Rajasthan: Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit has clocked the investment commitments to the tune of Rs. 3.21 lakh crore


Tamil Nadu


# Tamil Nadu Government moves Supreme Court for Kovan's police custody
# Ragging claimed the life of a second year B.Tech student of Satyabama University, Chennai
# Livelihood issue of thousands of Tamil Nadu fisherfolk needs 'your' personal intervention; GoI should not allow this issue to fester further: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Ms. Jayalalithaa to Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi
# SCERT (State Council of Educational Research and Training) recommends equal weightage to Class XI score; it is necessary to ensure schools do not side track Class XI syllabus and focus on Class XII
# Protest over CISF recording of frisking in Madras High Court
# 2 youths from Tamil Nadu who planned to join ISIS deported from Turkey
# Tamil Nadu is among the few states that have recorded an impressive growth in power generation in the first half of the current financial year


World Affairs


# Terror attack in Mali kills 22 people in the Capital Bamako
# Egypt, Russia signed deal to build a nuclear power plant in Egypt
# US House of Representatives passed Bill to restrict entry of Syrian, Iraqi refugees

Business / Economics


# Government to reduce Corporate Tax from 30% to 25%
# ED issues notice to NDTV for alleged FEMA violation
# SBI declared Vijay Mallya as 'Wilful Defaulter'


Sports


# Srishti Pandey won Indiana FIDE Rating Chess Tournament
# Pankaj Advani enters Semifinal of World Snooker Championships; gunning for his 15th World title


Miscellaneous


# World Economic Forum released Global Gender Gap Report 2015; 145 countries surveyed; India at 108th position
# Today (Nov 21) is observed as 'World Fisheries Day'

Sunday, 22 November 2015

current affairs


current affairs

INDIA
– Nitish-Kumar led new Bihar govt sworn in; Lalu Prasad’s son Tejaswi Yadav appointed Deputy CM; 28 ministers take oath
Foreign Affairs Minister of France Laurent Fabius calls on PM Modi in New Delhi
– 26/11 attacks: David Headley to testify before TADA court through video conferencing
– Home Minister Rajnath Singh meets Premier Li Keqiang and other top Chinese leaders in Beijing; both nations to form ministerial mechanism to boost security cooperation
– PM leaves on 4-day visit to Malaysia and Singapore; to attend ASEAN- India and East Asia Summits in Kuala Lumpur
– ED conducts searches in 3 states in connection with money laundering probe against Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh
– International Film Festival of India begins in Goa; music composer Illyaraja felicitated with Centenary Award
– Jaitley releases book ‘Legends of Indian Silver Screen’ brought out by the Publications Division of Information and Broadcasting Ministry
– President Mukherjee to inaugurate first ever World Indology Conference at Rashtrapati Bhavan on November 21
– SC suspends the operation of Delhi HC order directing the navy to grant permanent commission to women officers
– Commerce & Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announces new National Institute of Design (NID) campus in Rajasthan
– November 20 observed as International Children Rights day
– 19th International Children’s Film Festival of India concludes in Hyderabad; Korean film “How to Steal a Dog” is the Best Film in Asian Panorama section
– USIBC confers lifetime achievement award upon Justice Fathima Beevi, the first woman judge in SC
– NRDC and DIPP launch Intellectual Property Rights Awareness Programmes in 25 universities and institutes across 21 states
– UK selects Pune and Amravati in Maharashtra and Indore in MP for developing them as ‘Smart City
– ADB pledges $120 million loan to finance India, Bangladesh electricity link
WORLD
– Gunmen hold over 150 hostage in a hotel in Mali; 3 hostages killed, 30 freed; All 20 Indians in the hotel evacuated safely
– World’s 2nd biggest diamond (1111 carat) after Cullinan diamond (3106 carat, SA, 1905) found in a mine in Botswana
Jewish-American spy Jonathan Pollard released after 30 years of imprisonment in the US
– Over 100,000 Bhutan refugees from Nepal resettled in the West: UN
– Aung San Suu Kyi seeks external monitoring of power transition in Myanmar
– 2-day Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting concludes in Manila on November 19
– World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims observed on November 15
– UN General Assembly elected Filippo Grandi as next UN High Commissioner for Refugees on November 18
– World Philosophy Day observed on third Thursday of November (November 19)
– Indian-origin Swati Dandekar nominated ADB’s Executive Director by Obama
SPORTS
– India finish with 11 medals in Track Asia Cup cycling in New Delhi.

Friday, 20 November 2015

current affairs 2016


current affairs 2016


November 21
INDIA
– Nitish-Kumar led new Bihar govt sworn in; Lalu Prasad’s son Tejaswi Yadav appointed Deputy CM; 28 ministers take oath
– Foreign Affairs Minister of France Laurent Fabius calls on PM Modi in New Delhi
– 26/11 attacks: David Headley to testify before TADA court through video conferencing
– Home Minister Rajnath Singh meets Premier Li Keqiang and other top Chinese leaders in Beijing; both nations to form ministerial mechanism to boost security cooperation
– PM leaves on 4-day visit to Malaysia and Singapore; to attend ASEAN- India and East Asia Summits in Kuala Lumpur
Liebesbilder
– ED conducts searches in 3 states in connection with money laundering probe against Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh
– International Film Festival of India begins in Goa; music composer Illyaraja felicitated with Centenary Award
– Jaitley releases book ‘Legends of Indian Silver Screen’ brought out by the Publications Division of Information and Broadcasting Ministry
– President Mukherjee to inaugurate first ever World Indology Conference at Rashtrapati Bhavan on November 21
– SC suspends the operation of Delhi HC order directing the navy to grant permanent commission to women officers
– Commerce & Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announces new National Institute of Design (NID) campus in Rajasthan
– November 20 observed as International Children Rights day
– 19th International Children’s Film Festival of India concludes in Hyderabad; Korean film “How to Steal a Dog” is the Best Film in Asian Panorama section
– USIBC confers lifetime achievement award upon Justice Fathima Beevi, the first woman judge in SC
– NRDC and DIPP launch Intellectual Property Rights Awareness Programmes in 25 universities and institutes across 21 states
– UK selects Pune and Amravati in Maharashtra and Indore in MP for developing them as ‘Smart City’
– ADB pledges $120 million loan to finance India, Bangladesh electricity link
WORLD
– Gunmen hold over 150 hostage in a hotel in Mali; 3 hostages killed, 30 freed; All 20 Indians in the hotel evacuated safely
– World’s 2nd biggest diamond (1111 carat) after Cullinan diamond (3106 carat, SA, 1905) found in a mine in Botswana
– Jewish-American spy Jonathan Pollard released after 30 years of imprisonment in the US
– Over 100,000 Bhutan refugees from Nepal resettled in the West: UN
– Aung San Suu Kyi seeks external monitoring of power transition in Myanmar
– 2-day Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting concludes in Manila on November 19
– World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims observed on November 15
– UN General Assembly elected Filippo Grandi as next UN High Commissioner for Refugees on November 18
– World Philosophy Day observed on third Thursday of November (November 19)
– Indian-origin Swati Dandekar nominated ADB’s Executive Director by Obama
SPORTS
– India finish with 11 medals in Track Asia Cup cycling in New Delhi.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Trending news 2016


Trending news 2016

Around India

# Central Government staff hit jackpot, as 7th Pay Commission (headed by A. K. Mathur) pushes for 23.55% hike
# 7th pay commission recommended that, minimum pay must be Rs. 18000 /month and maximum be Rs. 2.5 lakh/month
# President, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee presented the Indira Gandhi National Service Scheme Awards (2014-2015)
# Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare has urged the states (Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh) to intimate immediately number of drought affected districts in the state
# Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mr. Ananth Kumar has announced the setting up of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) in Jhalawar, Rajasthan
# National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) under the Ministry of Culture, Government of
India, celebrated “Golden Jubilee of Mobile Science Exhibition (MSE) Program” at Science City, Kolkata
# India tops a list of countries with burden of pneumonia and diarrhoea in children under 5
# Goa to host the 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) from Nov 20 - 30, 2015
# Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi given its approval to the Status- cum-Progress Report by the Ministry of Water Resources related to the interlinking of rivers

India's Bilateral Relations

# India and the European Union agree to strengthen their collaboration in the field of Science & Technology
# Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi will be visiting Malaysia and Singapore from November 21, 2015 to November 24, 2015.


Indian States

# Andhra Pradesh: 2nd World Congress on Disaster Management in Visakhapatnam (Nov 19
- 22, 2015)
# Bihar: Mr. Nitish Kumar to be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar today; (1) March 03 - 10, 2000, (2) Nov 24, 2005 - Nov 24, 2010 (3) Nov 24, 2010 - May 20, 2014 (4) Feb 22, 2015 - Nov 2015 (5) Nov 20, 2015 -
# Delhi: Government approved Jan Lokpal Bill 2015
# Kerala: 17th Asia Pacific Youth Forum - 2015 (APYF) to be held at Kozhikode from November 21 to 25
# Maharashtra: Chief Minister, Mr. Devendra Fadnacis gave nod to lower the drinking age of liquor from 25 years to 21 years
# Rajasthan: Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit held in Jaipur; 295 MoUs signed and Rs. 3.3 lakh crore investment committed
# Telangana: Intel launched Ek Kadam Unnati Ki Aur initiative

Tamil Nadu

# Chief Minister, Ms. Jayalalithaa spoke to Union Home Minister, Mr. Rajnath Singh and explained the situation of rain havoc in the State
# Union Home Minister, Mr. Rajnath Singh assured that the Centre will send the team of officials to assess the damages
# DMK will not have any alliance with BJP: DMK Treasurer, Mr. M. K. Stalin
# With UGC given signal, next SLET exam likely to be in Jan - Feb 2016 (after a gap of three
years); Kodaikanal Mother Teresa Women University is the nodal agency for conducting SLET in the State
# Many places in the state will receive rain today
# Election Commission of India, has chosen Mr. Rajesh Lakhoni as the new Chief Electoral Officer of Tamil Nadu, which goes to poll in May 2016


World Affairs

# Russia signs deal to sell 24 advanced Sukhoi Su-35 fighters to China
# China too join with Russia in fighting against ISIS; already France joined hands with Russia


Business / Economics

# MoS for Commerce & Industry, Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman, launched the Technology Acquisition and Development Fund (TADF) under National
Manufacturing Policy; the Scheme which would
be implemented through Global Innovation and
Technology Alliance (GITA), a joint venture company, support to MSME units
# State Finance Ministers will meet today and elect the new Chairman of the Empowered Committee
# Report of the Kelkar Committee on Revisiting & Revitalizing the PPP model of Infrastructure Development submitted to the Union Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley


Sports

# World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) suspends Russia's anti-doping agency


Miscellaneous

# Largest ever diamond (1111 carat high quality) found in Botswana
# Global Pepper Forum Meet at Mysuru from Nov 22-25, 2015

New Indian census


New Indian census 

1.Who is the 2011 Census Commissioner of India?
– C. Chandramouli

2.What is the total population of India according to
2011 census? – 121 crore

3.Which is the most populous state in India? –
Uttar Pradesh

4.Which is the least populous state in India? -
Sikkim

5.What is the rate of growth of population of India
according to 2011 census? – 17.64

6.Which state has highest fertility rate in India? -
Meghalaya

7.Literacy rate in India according to Census 2011?
– 74.04%

8.Male Literacy rate in India according to Census
2011? – 82.14%

9.Female Literacy rate in India according to Census
2011?- 65.46%

10.Which is the most literate state in India? –
Kerela (93.9%)

11.Which is the least literate state in India? –
Bihar ( 63.82%)

12.Which is the most literate Union territory in
India? – Lakshwadeep (92.2%)

13.Which is the least literate Union territory in
India? – Dadar & Nagar haveli

14.Which state has high density of population? –
Bihar (1102)

15.Which state has low density of population? –
Arunachal Pradesh(17)

16.Which state has highest sex ratio? – Kerela
(1084/1000)

17.Which state has lowest sex ratio? - Haryana

18.What is the density of Population of India? -
382

19.What is the sex ratio of India? – 940/1000

20.Which Union territory has highest sex ratio? -
Pondicherry

21.Which Union territory has lowest sex ratio? -
Lakshadweep

22.What is the number of districts in India
according to census 2011? - 640

23.Which state has highest rural population
according to census 2011? – Uttar Pradesh

24.Which state has lowest rural population
according to census 2011? - Sikkim

25.Which state has highest urban population
according to census 2011? - Maharashtra

26.Which state has lowest urban population
according to census 2011? – Sikkim

27.The motto of census 2011 was? - Our Census,
Our future



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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Types of revolution


Types of revolution


1. Black Revolution - Petroleum

2. Blue Revolution - Fish [Remember the colour of Sea]

3. Brown Revolution - Leather / Cocoa

4. Golden Revolution - Horticulture / Honey

5. Golden Fiber Revolution - Jute

6. Green Revolution - Food Grains

7. Grey Revolution - Fertilizer

8. Pink Revolution - Onion / Prawn

9. Red Revolution - Meat / Tomato

10. Silver Revolution - Egg / Poultry

11. White Revolution - Milk / Diary

12. Yellow Revolution  - Oil Seeds

13. PM Modi's Tricolour Revolution

Second Green Revolution - Protein Rich Pulses
White Revolution - Cattle Welfare
Blue Revolution - for fishermen's Welfare and Clean water
Saffron Revolution - Solar Energy
Shapewise

1. Round Revolution - Potato
Other Important Revolutions
1. Fibre Revolution - Cotton

top trending news


Around India

# Union Home Ministry issues advisory to States on ISIS terrorism
# 7th Pay Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur to submit its report tomorrow
# The minimum railway fare increased from Rs. 5 to Rs. 10 wef Nov 20, 2015
# Union Petroleum Minister, Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan emphasised the need to integrate the bio-energy policies with rural-agricultural economy
# Union Petroleum Minister, Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the Bio - Energy Summit 2015 in New Delhi
# Ex- RAW chief, Mr. Shankaran Nair passed away; his book "Inside IB and RAW: The Rolling Stone that gathered Moss"
# VHP leader Ashok Singhal dead

India's Bilateral Relations

# India and China agreed to deepen defence ties, maintain peace at LAC
# India and Bangladesh vow to end border killings

Indian States

# Andhra Pradesh Government decided to waive off 110 crore loans of over 25000 weavers
# Odisha: National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 was implemented in 14 of the 30 districts of Odisha
# Karnataka: objects to Tamil Nadu's plea to release Cauvery Water
# Haryana: Government jobs only to the persons who do not defecate in open

Tamil Nadu

# Death toll in the State due to recent rain related incidents increased to 189
# Flood cuts NH 16 (Chennai - Nellore)
# Massive rescue efforts underway in Chennai
# Chief Minister, Chennai Mayor and State Ministers comes under severe criticism for the rain havoc in Chennai from various sectors of the people
# Tamil Nadu's first IMAX screen at Luxe Cinemas, Chennai; James Bond's "Spectre" to be screened first; ticket price is Rs. 360
# After a decade, Palar rivers enters into the city of Vellore; people lit camphor as a mark to welcome the Palar River
# Sagayam panel may submit granite scam report in High Court on Nov 23, 2015

World Affairs
# After confirming that a bomb brought down a Russian charter jet over the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt last month, Russia struck Raqqa (capital of ISIS) with advanced 'Kalibr' cruise missile from a submarine in the eastern Mediterranean Sea
# It was the first time, that Russia has fired cruise missiles from a submarine during a war
# Individuals from 40 nations, including G20 are funding ISIS: Russian President, Mr. Vladimir Putin
# USA: Bobby Jindal ends bid for Republican nomination

Business / Economics

# Union Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley holds meeting with Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA); ADIA shows keen interest in making investment in National Infrastructure and Investment Fund (NIIF)
# Number of internet users in India to touch 402 million by Dec 2015; this will overtake USA and China

Sports

# Czech Republic defeated Russia to retain Fed Cup (Tennis)
# Siril Verma clinched silver at World Junior Badminton Championships
# FIFA banned Nepal football Chief Ganesh Thapa for 10 years for corruption
# Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson retire from international cricket

Miscellaneous

# "The Leaders' Forum" organised by UNESCO in Paris; Union HRD Minister, Ms. Smriti Irani participated
[Ms. Smriti Irani also paid homage to the statue of Aurobindo located in the Japanese garden at UNESCO headquarters. The statue is a gift from the Government of India to the Organization as its tribute to the House of Peace]

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

current affairs


current affairs

INDIA
-MSP for wheat has been raised from Rs 1,450 to Rs 1,525 per quintal, for barley from 1,150 to 1,225 and gram from Rs 3,175 to Rs 3,425 per quintal.
– President launches IMPRINT India, a joint initiative of country’s top educational institutes, aimed at developing a roadmap for research to solve major engineering and technology challenges relevant to India
– PM lays foundation stone of three National Highway projects in Sonepat, Haryana
– India-Russia joint army Exercise Indra-2015 to be held in Bikaner from November 7 to 20
– CCMB scientists prove genomic basis of Ayurveda
– SC upholds Kerala government’s decision to ban online lotteries
– 21st International conference on frontiers in yoga research and its application (INCOFYRA) in Bangalore from January 3, 2016
– 4-day Information Security Conference: Ground Zero Summit 2015 inaugurated in New Delhi, theme: ‘Digital India Securing Digital India’
– ISRO releases book “From Fishing Hamlet to Red Planet” to commemorate second anniversary of Mars Orbiter Mission launch
– Santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma wins ‘Aditya Vikram Birla Kalashikhar Puraskar’ for lifetime achievement
– PM Modi launches Gold Monetisation Scheme, Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme and Indian gold coin with Ashok Chakra & Gandhi image
– PM to inaugurate Delhi Economics Conclave, theme: ‘Realising India’s JAM (Jan-Dhan, Aadhar, Mobile) Vision
– DoT issues guidelines to liberalise the 2G spectrum whereby operators will be able to offer latest mobile services, including 4G, using the same spectrum
– Cabinet clears financial restructuring of debt of power distribution companies under new scheme Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojna (UDAY)
– RBI imposes Rs 1 crore penalty on Dhanlaxmi Bank for violating KYC norms
– BSE Sensex drops 249 points to end at 26,304, NSE Nifty drops 85 points to close at 7,955
– First ever edition of Microsoft’s Future Unleashed, a future-centric technology conference, held in Mumbai
– ‘Rebooting India: Realising a Billion Aspirations’ by Nandan Nilekani and Viral Shah released
WORLD
– Maldivian Parliament Majlis impeached Vice President Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Ghafoor
– Governments of Bosnia and Serbia hold their 1st joint session since their conflict started 25 years during breakup of Yugoslavia
– China overtakes Canada as largest trade-partner of US in 1st nine months of 2015
– Serbia closes down state 72-year-old Tanjug news agency
– Volcanic ash from Mount Rinjani volcano on Lombok Island keeps airport in Bali, Indonesia closed for 2nd day
– Deutsche Bank to pay USD 258 mn for violating US sanctions against countries like Iran and Syria
– Indian Culture Week inaugurated at China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF)
– Bindeshwar Pathak in Global Diversity List of 50 world leaders including Obama: The Economist
SPORTS
– Belgium dethrone Germany as World No.1 in FIFA rankings, India 172nd

top Gk questions


top Gk questions


Q.1) ‘World Diabetes Day’ is observed on which date?
a) 13th November
b) 14th November
c) 15th November
d) 16th November
Answer: (b)

(Q.2) What is the theme of ‘World Diabetes Day’ 2014-16?
a) Healthy Living Starts at Breakfast
b) Healthy Living Starts at Morning Walk
c) Healthy Living Starts with Proper Sleep
d) Health Living Starts with Sugar Free Diet
Answer: (a)

(Q.3) Name the Bhutanese Prime Minister who was on 5-Day India visit in 2nd Week of November 2015?
a) Tshering Tobgay
b) Tshering Pema
c) Rinzin Wangmo
d) Rinzin Dorji
Answer: (a)

(Q.4) G20 Leaders Summit will be held at ___________ on 15th and 16th November 2015?
a) Ankara, Turkey
b) Izmir, Turkey
c) Antalya, Turkey
d) Andana, Turkey
Answer: (c)

(Q.5) Name the former RBI Deputy Governor who has been appointed as an Executive Director on the Board of International Monetary Fund (IMF)?
a) Subir Gokarn
b) H R Khan
c) K C Chakrabarty
d) Anand Sinha
Answer: (a)

(Q.6) Which country has topped World Prosperity Index for seventh year in a row?
a) Switzerland
b) Norway
c) United States
d) Japan
Answer: (b)

(Q.7) Abraham M Keita, who has won International Children’s Peace Prize 2015 belongs to which country?
a) Syria
b) Serbia
c) Liberia
d) Yemen
Answer: (c)

(Q.8) Which country has been provisionally suspended from International Athletics including Olympic Games for its alleged involvement in doping?
a) Ukraine
b) Belarus
c) Czech Republic
d) Russia
Answer: (d)

(Q.9) In context of Indian Defence and Security, what is ‘Samarth’?
a) Light Combat Helicopter of IAF
b) Offshore Patrol Vessel of Coast Guard
c) Tele Medicine Portal for BSF
d) Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher of Indian Army
Answer: (b)

(Q.10) 100 Drums Wangala festival is the annual cultural festival of _____ people held every year in ______
a) Bhutias in Mizoram
b) Garos in Meghalaya
c) Angamis in Assam
d) Khasis in Arunachal Pradesh
Answer: (b)
______________________________

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Today Head lines


Today Head lines 




Around India

# Rashtrapati Bhavan will host for the first time a World Indology Conference in collaboration with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) from November 21 to 23, 2015
# A low pressure area is expected to form over southeast Bay of Bengal & neighbourhood; heavy rains expected over South Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry over next four days
# “Anubhav”: Ministry of Personnel has advised officers retiring within a period of six months to leave behind a note or write-up on their achievements as well as outstanding work done by them which could have, according to them, contributed to efficient functioning of the government or any innovation introduced by them which could have led to improvement in work culture
# Indian Navy's Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft - Boeing P-8I dedicated to the nation from INS Rajali, Arakkonam


India's Bilateral Relations

# Bilateral Relations between India and UK is named as "Two Great Nations, One Glorious Future"
# Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi presented British Prime Minister Mr. David Cameron a specially handcrafted pair of bookends made of wood, marble and silver
# Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi meets CEOs from UK, India in London; CEOs Forum has identified six dominant themes for bilateral cooperation
# Diversity is India's pride: Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi; UK dailies harsh on Mr. Narendra Modi
# India signed MoU with Republic of Korea to enhance bilateral air service cooperation

Indian States

# Uttar Pradesh: 23-year-old Russian woman critical after acid attack in Varanasi
# Bihar: Mr. Nitish Kumar to sworn in as Chief Minister on Nov 20

Tamil Nadu

# So far, North East Monsoon had bought 328 mm of rainfall to the state; 19% more than normal; but the irony is most of the water drains in sea
# Heavy rain batters Chennai, rest of the State; 55 dead in 5 days; many trains and flights cancelled; Cuddalore District is the worst affected; Government's relief work at snail progress
# Politics comes to first in rescuing the affected people in rain
# Rain spotlights the poor condition of Chennai Corporation; Mayor Saidai Duraisamy was assaulted at R K Nagar (Ms. Jayalalithaa's Constituency)
# CISF personnel arrive at Madras High Court


World Affairs

# Multiple terror attack in Paris; at least 150 killed; emergency declared in France; France sealed all borders
# World's first permanent nuclear waste plant in Finland
# Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD won 329 seats in the 664 member Parliament; she cannot become President as her sons are British (the new Constitution bars those with a Child owing allegiance to a foreign power from holding office); she is expected to run a proxy government now
# Indonesia: Thousands sterilisied on Vasectomy Day (Nov 13); dubbed as global "vasectomy-athon"

Business / Economics

# Governing council constituted to oversee the activities of the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) under the Chairmanship of Union Finance Minister

Sports

# French football legend Zinedine Zidane unveiled the official ball (named as 'Beau Jeu') of Euro 2016, which will be hosted by France next year.
# Saina Nehwal enters into China Open S/F


Miscellaneous

# Ministry of Women and Child Development celebrates Children’s Day on 14th November, 2015 by conferring the ‘National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement, 2015’, ‘Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award, 2015’ and ‘National Award for Child Welfare, 2014’.
# Nov 14: World Diabetes Day; Theme: 'Healthy Living and Diabetes'
# Asia's first en bloc heart and liver transplant held at Apollo Hospital, Chennai

Friday, 13 November 2015

current affairs


current affairs


Around India
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
# "India is a land of Gandhi and Buddha; it won't accept anything against the basic social values": Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi in London
# Union Minister for External Affairs & Overseas Indian Affairs, Mrs. Sushma Swaraj will chair the ninth edition of the Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (RPBD) to be held in Los Angeles, California, USA on 14-15 November
# Ministry of Women and Child Development will hold its annual Women of India Exhibition with the theme “Women and Organic Products” from 13th to 23rd November, 2015 at New Delhi
# Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Mr. Prakash Javadekar has launched a new website on climate change –
www.justclimateaction.org
# Funds giving ratio in the Centrally Sponsored Schemes for States and UTs are revised

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
India's Bilateral Relations
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
# Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi addressed in the Briitsh Parliament
# A number of groups announced a 'day of protest' including a campaign called 'Modi not Welcome' on his arrival in London
# India and UK announced deals worth 9 billion pounds; signed civil nuclear pact and decided to collaborate in the field of defence and cyber security; launching a rupee bond
# India signed MoUs with 6 countries (Oman,Kazakhstan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Finland & three Scandinavian Countries) in the International Civil Aviation negotiations [ICAN (International Civil Aviation Negotiations),2 015 was held in Antalya, Turkey]

^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Indian States
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
# Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad receives death threat, Karnataka orders probe
# Karnataka: violence over Tipu Sultan's remarks; death toll increased to 3
# Karnataka: security guards gangraped a woman in Bengaluru's Cubbon Park

^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Tamil Nadu
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
# Tamil Nadu government has proposed to address severe water supply problem in urban areas of the state under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)
# Tamil Nadu government has submitted annual Action Plan for 2015-16 under Atal Mission with a project expenditure outlay of Rs.3,249 cr to the Ministry of Urban Development
# 31 people killed in Tamil Nadu in rain related incidents
# FDI will not generate jobs in India: MDMK Chief, Mr. Vaiko
# Coalition demand is not a bargaining tool: VCK Chief, Mr. Thirumavalavan

^^^^^^^^^^^^^
World Affairs
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
# The Giant Magellan Telescope (in Chile): to be the largest telescope in the world; to begin operations in 2021
# Mr. Filippo Grandi (Italian) is the UN High Commissioner for Refugees
# Sweden and Slovenia tightened their borders of the increasing refugee
# Pakistan and China kicked off their ambitious $46 billion economic corridor project with China acquiring over 2000 acres in Gwadar Port

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Business / Economics
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# Dr. Subir Gokaran, Economist (former Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India) is appointed as Executive Director representing the Indian Constituency (India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka) at the International Monetary Fund
# Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi addresses at the Indo - UK Business Meeting at London [UK is third largest foreign investor in India behind Singapore and Mauritius; India has emerged as the third largest source of FDI for UK]
# Government has extended by one year the tenure of a high - level committee set up under former CEA Ashok Lahiri to suggest steps sort out taxation problem being faced by the trade and industry

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Sports
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# 5 persons are in the race for FIFA President post
# "V Chennai Warriors" - a new team in Champions Tennis League (CTL); other teams are: Punjab Marshalls, Mumbai Tennis Masters, Raipur Rangers, Nagpur Orangers and Hyderabad Aces
# India's final tally in the 13th Asian Shooting Championships is 44 (17 Gold, 14 Silver and 13 Bronze)
# India overcame great odds to emerge a 1-0 winner against Guam in Bengaluru, its first victory in six 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

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Miscellaneous
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# India debuts in Top 100 World University Rankings; IISc - Bengaluru @ 99th rank; top 3 universities are from USA - Stanford Univ, California Inst of Tech and MIT
# "Blue Moon" - a diamond was bought for $48.4 million
# Actor Benedict Cumberbatch received the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) from Queen Elizabeth II for services to the performing arts and to charity at Buckingham Palace in London, England.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

modern history


modern history

Chronicle order of imp events in
Modern history (1905-1947)
1905
a. (July) Announcement of revised scheme of
partition of Bengal by Lord Curzon.
b. (Oct.) Partition of Bengal came into force.
c. (Nov.) Establishment of the National Council of
Education
1906
a. (Dec.) Foundation of Indian Muslim League at
Dhaka,
b. Starting of a National College with Aurobindo
Ghosh as principal in Calcutta.
1907
a. Congress split in Surat
b. First Annual Session of the Muslim League at
Karanchi.
1908 – Imprisonment of Tilak for 6 years — sent
to Mandley Jail.
1909 – Indian Council Act or Morley Minto
Reforms was passed.
1911
a. Coronation of Delhi Darbar.
b. Partition of Bengal was revoked
c. Announcement of transfer of capital from
Calcutta to Delhi.
1912
a. (Dee.) Bomb thrown on Lord Hardinge on his
state entry into Delhi.
b. Transfer of capital to Delhi.
c. Constitution of separate provinces of Bihar &
Orissa,
1915
a. Gandhiji returned to India from South Africa.
b. Foundation of Sabarmati Ashram by Gandhi at
Abmedabad.
1916
a. (April) Foundation of Home Rule League by
Tilak.
b. (Sept) Foundation of Home Rule League by
Annie Besant
c. Foundation of Banaras Hindu University by Pt
Madan Mohan Malviya.
d. Unity between moderates and extremists.
e. Lucknow Pact in which an agreement was
made between Congress & Muslim league.
f. Foundation of women’s university at Poona.
1917
a. (April) Champaran Satyagrah by Gandhiji.
b. (20 Aug) The Congress and the Muslim league
dropped the programme of passive resistance.
c. Formation of Rowlatt Committee.
d. Annie Besant dropped the Home Rule
Movement.
1918
a. (March) Organisation of first All- India
Depressed Classes Conference,
b. Ahmedabad Satyagrah by Gandhi.
c. Khaira Satyagrah by Gandhi.
1919
a. (Feb.) Foundation of Satyagrah Sabba by
Gandhiji against the of Rowlatt Bill
b. (6thApril) Beginning of Rolatt Satyagrah
c. (13 April) Jalianwala Baghmassacre
d. (15 April) Martial law in Punjab.
e. (Oct.) Appointment of the Hunter Committee
for the investigation of Punjab wrongs.
f. (Nov) Foundation of All India Khilafat
Committee.
g. (Dec.) Montague — Chelmsford Reforms or the
Govt. of India Act 1919 was passed
h. Gandhi elected as the President of All — India
Khilafat Committee at Delhi
i. Formation of National Liberation Federation.
1920
a. (June) Passing of Non-cooperation proposal by
Khilafat committee in Allahabad
b. (1 August) Launching of Noncooperation
Movement by the Congress
c. (Deo.) Approval and ratification of the policy of
non-violent noncooperation by the congress in the
Nagpur Session.
d. First meeting of All India Trade Union Congress
e. Foundation of the Aligarh Muslim University:
1921
a. (3 Jan) The inauguration of the new
constitution according to the Government of India
Act 919
b. (1 Feb) Gandhi decided to embark on Mass
Civil Disobedience at Bardoli.
c. (July) Passing a resolution by All India Khilafat
Committee prohibited Muslim to serve British
Indian Army
d. (Aug.) Moplas rebellion in Malabar coast
e. Foundation of Chamber of Princess
1922
a. (Feb.) Announcement of starting of mass civil
disobedience by Gandhi
b. (Feb) Chauri-Choura incident and suspension
of the Non-cooperation Movement
c. Opposition of Congress Programmes in Gaya
Session –
d. (May) Vishva Bharti University started by
Rabindranath Tagore –
e. (Dee) Foundation of Swaraj Partyf. Liberty
given to the people of native states to become a
member of Congress.
1923 – Compromise between Swarajijsts and the
No—Changers in the congress in the special
session of the Congress in Delhi
1925
a. Foundation of the Communist Party byM.N.
Roy
b. Foundation of Hindustan Association by
Chandra Shekhar Azad
c. Vitthalbhai Patel elected as the President in
Centre Legislature.
1926
a. First All India Non-Brahmin Conference held at
Belgaum under the President ship of Ramaswamy
b. Announcement of four-point programme k co-
operation with the congress by Md. Au Jinnah
lathe Nagpur session of Muslim league
1927
a. (Nov.) Appointment of the Sim

important gk questions 2016


important gk questions 2016

1: Approx __ % of Indian population is still Agriculturist.
Ans: 58%

2. Contribution of agriculture to Gross National Product is approximately ?
Ans: 17.5%

3. How much population is living below poverty line in India ?
Ans: Approx 26%

4. The best indicator of economic development of any country is ?
Ans: Its per capita income

5. What is the mainstay of Indian economy ?
Ans: Agriculture

6. India is the largest milk producing country in the world .
Ans: True

7. Who was the father of Operation Flood ?
Ans: Dr. Verghese Kurien

8. The increase in oil seeds production was due to ?
Ans: Yellow revolution

9. The progress in increase of fish production was called.
Ans: Blue revolution

10. Which state is the biggest tea producer in the country ?
Ans: Assam

11. India holds the third position in production of Sugar cane.
Ans: False

12. National Agriculture Insurance Scheme was implemented on.
Ans: Oct. 1999

13. Which is not a Kharif Crop ?
Ans: Wheat

14. The data of estimation of India's National income is issued by ?
Ans: Central Statistical Organisation

15. The concept of Economic Planning in India is derived from ?
Ans: Russia

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

abbreviation for all sectors


abbreviation for all sectors



AEO Assistant Executive Officer
AIP Annual Implementation Plan
 AIR All India Radio
 ANM Auxiliary Nursing Midwife
APL Above Poverty Line
 ASHA Accredited Social Health Activist
 BCC Behavioral Change Communication
BDO Block Development Officer
BPL Below Poverty Line
 BPMU Block Project Management Unit
BSO Block Sanitation Officer
 CBO Community-Based Organisation
CCDU Communication and Capacity Development Unit
CEO Chief Executive Officer
 CLTS Community-Led Total Sanitation
 CRSP Central Rural Sanitation Programme
 CSC Community Sanitary Complex
 CSR Corporate Social Responsibility
DAVP Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity
DD Doordarshan
DRDA District Rural Development Agency
 DSBM District Swachh Bharat Mission
DSBMMC District Swachhh Bharat Mission Monitoring Committee
DWSC District Water and Sanitation Committee
 DWSM District Water and Sanitation Mission
GOI Government of India
 GP Gram Panchayat
 GSS Gram Swachhata Sabha
HRD Human Resource Development
 IAY Indira Awas Yojana
ICDS Integrated Child Development Scheme
 IEC Information, Education and Communication
 IHHL Individual Household Latrine
IPC Interpersonal Communication
JMP Joint Monitoring Program
KRC Key Resource Centre
M&E Monitoring & Evaluation
MDWS Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
MHM Menstrual Hygiene Management
MIS Management Information System
 MLALADS Member of Legislative Assembly Local Area Development Scheme
MLC Member of Legislative Council
MNREGS Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme iii Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) vi
MPLADS Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme
NBA Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan
 NFDC National Film Development Corporation
NGO Non-Governmental Organisation
NGP Nirmal Gram Puraskar
NIC National Informatics Centre
NRC National Resource Centre
NRDWP National Rural Drinking Water Program
NRHM National Rural Health Mission
 NRLM National Rural Livelihood Mission
NSSC National Scheme Sanctioning Committee
 NSSO National Sample Survey Organisation
 ODF Open Defecation Free
PAC Plan Approval Committee
PC Production Centre
PHC Public Health Centre
PHED Public Health Engineering Department
PPP Public Private Partnership
PR Panchayati Raj
PRA Participatory Rural Appraisal
 PRI Panchayati Raj Institution
PTA Parent Teachers Association
RALU Rapid Action Learning Unit
RDAC Research and Development Approval Committee
RSM Rural Sanitary Mart
SBCC Social & Behavior Change Communication
SBM (G) Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin)
SHG Self Help Group
SLSSC State Level Scheme Sanctioning Committee
SLTS School Led Total Sanitation
SLWM Solid and Liquid Waste Management SO Support Organisation
SPMU State Project Monitoring Unit
SSA Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
SSBM State Swachh Bharat Mission
SWSM State Water and Sanitation Mission
TSC Total Sanitation Campaign
VGF Viability Gap Funding
VHSNC Village Health, Sanitation & Nutrition Committee
VO Village Organisation
VWSC Village Water and Sanitation Committee
WASH Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

WSSO Water and Sanitation Support Organisation

Friday, 6 November 2015

Difference between NITI Aayog and Planning Commission


 Difference between NITI Aayog and Planning Commission


Financial clout
NITI Aayog – To be an advisory body, or a think-tank. The powers to allocate fund vested in the finance ministry.

Planning Commission – Enjoyed the powers to allocate funds to ministries and state governments

Full-time members
NITI Aayog – Two full-time members.

Planning Commission – had eight full-time members

States' role
NITI Aayog – Includes the Chief Ministers of all States and the Lieutenant Governors of all Union territories in its Governing Council, devolving more power to the States of the Union.[14]

Planning Commission – States' role was limited to the National Development Council and annual interaction during Plan meetings

Member secretary
NITI Aayog – To be known as the CEO and to be appointed by the prime minister

Planning Commission – Secretaries or member secretaries were appointed through the usual process

Part-time members
NITI Aayog – To have a number of part-time members, depending on the need from time to time

Planning Commission – Full Planning Commission had no provision for part-time members

Constitution
Niti Aayog – Governing Council has state chief ministers and lieutenant governors.

Planning Commission- The commission reported to National Development Council that had state chief ministers and lieutenant governors.

Organization
Niti Aayog – New posts of CEO, of secretary rank, and Vice-Chairperson. Will also have two full-time members and part-time members as per need. Four cabinet ministers will serve as ex-officio members.

Planning Commission – Had deputy chairperson, a member secretary and full-time members.

Participation
Niti Aayog- Consulting states while making policy and deciding on funds allocation. Final policy would be a result of that.

Planning Commission- Policy was formed by the commission and states were then consulted about allocation of funds.

Allocation
Niti Aayog- No power to allocate funds

Planning Commission- Had power to decide allocation of government funds for various programs at national and state levels.

Nature
Niti Aayog- NITI is a think-tank and does not have the power to impose policies.

Planning Commission- Imposed policies on states and tied allocation of funds with projects it approve

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Important current affairs


Important Current Affairs - September 2015

300 POSSIBLE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS 
USEFUL FOR ALL COMPETITIVE EXAMS
1).Which State Government has launched the first one step Women’s Help Centre called “Sakthi” to provide help the harassed women in the state? Answer is: Haryana 
2).Who has been appointed as the CMD of India Trade Promotion Organization? Answer is: L C Goyal
3).Union Government has contributed how much amount for the Employees Pension Scheme (EPS) for the year 2015-16? Answer is: Rs. 2,000 crore 
4).Buchi Babu Memorial Trophy is related to which of the following sports? Answer is: Cricket 
5).Vadakkunnathan Temple is located at_________. Answer is: Kerala 
6).Which State Renewable Energy Department has won the award for highest Capacity in Rooftop solar Power output? Answer is: Punjab 
7).Oliver Wolf Sacks who recently passed away was a famous________. Answer is: Neurologist 
8).Who is the winner of Award of Excellence 2015 from UNESCO? Answer is: India 
9).Which State Legislative Assembly has passed three bills to protect indigenous people of the state? Answer is: Manipur 
10).Which of the following mountain in North America has been renamed as Denail? Answer is: McKinley 
11). Who has been appointed as the interim Chairman & MD (CMD) of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)? Answer is: A K Jha 
12). Which of the following committee is related to Minimum Alternative Tax (MAT)? Answer is: A K Ganju Committee 
13). 22nd Commonwealth Games 2022 will be hosted at __________. Answer is: Durban 
14).NASA and US Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched the Asian Dissater Preparedness Centre in which of the following city? Answer is: Bangkok 15).What is the name of the New Mobile Application for freight operations of Indian Railways? Answer is: PARICHAALAN 
16).Which of the following team has won the Buchi Babu Memorial Trophy in the All India Invitation Cricket Tournament? Answer is: Mumbai 
17). What is the name of the project, which was started by NASA and US Agency for International Development (USAID) for environmental monitoring in Southeast Asia region? Answer is: SERVIR-Mekong 
18).India has emerged as the 8th largest tourism market for which of the following country? Answer is: Australia 
19).NCMC stands for ______. Answer is: National Common Mobility Card 
20).Who is the author of the book- The Duels of the Himalayan Eagle? Answer is: Air Marshal (Retd.) Bharat Kumar 
21).Union Finance Ministry has planned to merge the commodities market regulator Forward Market Commission (FMC) with which of the following regulatory body? Answer is: SEBI 22).India’s National Stock Exchange (NSE) has signed a MoU with ________ to enable cooperation between the two exchanges. Answer is: Stock Exchange of Mauritius 
23).Which is the first Railway Zone in Indian Railway to eliminate all unmanned level crossing? Answer is: West-Central Railway 
24).ICICI Lombard General Insurance has signed a Joint Venture with which of the following banks for bancassurance? Answer is: Catholic Syrian Bank 
25). Who has been appointed as the Global Chief Technology Officer of ABB, India? Answer is: Bazmi Husain 
26).Intellectual Property Rights Facilitation Centre (IPFC) MSMEs has been launched in which city? Answer is: Lucknow 
27). 21st Commonwealth Games 2018 was yet to be hosted at________? Answer is: Gold Coast, Australia
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28).Union Cabinet has approved Marginal Fields Policy (MFP) for which of the following? Answer is: Development of hydrocarbon discoveries 
29).Paperless unreserved ticketing through mobile phone has started between which of the two stations? Answer is: New Delhi-Palwal 
30).The Union Cabinet has approved 113 crore as reimbursement of which of the following? Answer is: Import of Pulses 
31).Which of the following state government has won the Skoch Order of Merit National Award for implementing 6 e-Governance and IT initiatives in the state? Answer is: Haryana 
32).With which country India has agreed to conduct joint working group on defence research and material cooperation to strengthen the Bilateral Defence Partnership? Answer is: Australia 
33).Which of the following state has launched MGNREGA Cell to implement the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme effectively? Answer is: Punjab 
34).Reserve Bank of India has issued Rs. 5 denomination to mark the golden jubilee year of __________. Answer is: Indo-Pak War 1965 
35).Which of the following Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) registration has been cancelled by the Indian Government? Answer is: Greenpeace
36).Which of the following Corporation has acquired the 15% stake of Russia’s 2nd Largest oil field Vankor from Russian National Oil company Rosneft? Answer is: ONGC 37).What is the name of the first bilateral Maritime exercise between India and Australia? Answer is: AUSINDEXhttp://currentaffairshunger.blogspot.in/
38).Disaster Mitigation Conference for the member of SAARC countries was held at________. Answer is: New Delhi 
39).Who is Dr. Wilfred de Souza? Answer is: Former Chief Minister of Goa
40).Who is the winner of the National Humanities Medal 2014? Answer is: Jhumpa Lahiri 
41).Which of the following state government has planned to train 50,000 government employees as a part of its Key Result Area (KRA) programme? Answer is: Maharashtra 
42).Name the Indian Shooter who won Silver medal in women’s 10m air rifle event of the ISSG Rifle and Pistol World Cup Finals? Answer is: Apurvi Chande 
43).PM Narendra Modi has announced which of the following places as the spiritual capital? Answer is: Bodhgaya 
44).What is the name of the joint project between NASA and ISRO to co-develop and launch a dual frequency synthetic aperture radar satellite? Answer is: NISAR Mission 
45).Who is Jhumpa Lahiri? Answer is: Novelist 
46).Satish Dhawan Space Centre is located at__________. Answer is: Sri Harikota, Andhra Pradesh 
47).LAPAN A2/Orari is a new satellite which was yet to be launched by India for_________ Answer is: Indonesia 
48).What is the theme of the SAARC Countries conference which was being held in New Delhi? Answer is: Disaster Mitigation 
49).Name the Head Coach of the Sri Lankan Cricket Team who has recently resigned?http://currentaffairshunger.blogspot.in/ Page 22 Answer is: Marvan Atapattu 
50).Who is Aadesh Shrivastava? Answer is: Bollywood Music Director 
51).Who is the New President of W20 Group, which was formed by G-20 Nations to support Gender Inclusive Global Economic Growth? Answer is: Guldan Turkan 
52).Which of the following state Legislative Assembly has passed an amendment bill to abolish its Police Recruitment Board? Answer is: Haryana 
53).Indian Railways has signed a MoU with which of the following organization to provide online images of trains using Geo-Spatial Technology? Answer is: ISRO 
54).PM Narendra Modi has inaugurated the Solar Powered Metro Train which connects __________ and __________ stations. Answer is: Badarpur-Faridabad 
55).One Rank One Pension Scheme is related __________. Answer is: Ex-Servicemen 
56).Who is Uday Prakash? Answer is: Hindi Writer 
57).As per the Llyod’s City Risk Index 2015-2025 which city will face maximum loss of GDP? Answer is: Taipei 
58).Which of the following country has rejected French proposal to limit veto power of UNSC’s permanent members? Answer is: Russia 
59).1st Summit of W20 Group will be held in October 2015 at ________. Answer is: Istanbul. 
60).Name the Indian Boxer who won Silver Medal in the Asian Championship which was held at Bangkok, Thailand? Answer is: Vikas Krishnan 
61).Shaheen (Eagle)-4 is the name of the joint Air Exercise which was conducted between China and ________. Answer is: Pakistan 
62).Name the communication satellite which was launched by ISRO and has successfully placed in its orbital slot 83 degree east? Answer is: GSAT-6 
63).Which of the following government has decided to reduce the syllabus up to class 8th by 25%? Answer is: Delhi 
64).International Film Festival for persons with disabilities 2015 was hosted at________. Answer is: India 
65).Mumbai Team has won the Buchi Babu Memorial Trophy by defeating which of the following teams in the finals? Answer is: Tamil Nadu 
66).Asian Boxing Championship 2015 was hosted at________. Answer is: Bangkok 
67).Asian Highway No.1 links India with which of the following two countries? Answer is: Thailand and Myanmar 
68).”e-Pragati” is related to which of the following state? Answer is: Andhra Pradesh 
69).Who is the second Australian Cricketer (next to Ricky Ponting) to win back to back Allan Border Medals? Answer is: Shane Watson 
70).Who is the winner of the Italian Grand Prix of Formula One 2015? Answer is: Lewis Hamilton 
71).Who has been appointed as the New Director General (Electronics & Communications Systems) of DRDO? Answer is: J Manjula 
72). 3-days Organic Fair and Food Festival was held at which of the following states? Answer is: Himachal Pradesh 
73).Which of the following Indian Organization has signed a MoU with the Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) to start the construction of naval ships? Answer is: Reliance Group 
74).6th Indo-Maldives joint Training Exercise was started at Pangode Military Station which was located at ____________. Answer is: Kerala 
75).Who has been appointed as the new member of the Niti Aayog? Answer is: Ramesh Chand 
76). Which of the following Financial Institution’s license has been cancelled by RBI recently? Answer is: Sahara India Financial Corporation Ltd 
77).Commonwealth Youth Games 2015 was hosted at_________. Answer is: Samoa 
78).Which of the following state has launched Wazan Diwas to identify children with inadequate diet? Answer is: Uttar Pradesh 
79).Name the Indian Weightlifting Champion who won Gold medal in the 5th Youth Commonwealth Games (CYG)? Answer is: Deepak Lather 
80).Who among the following has launched the e-version of the 100 volumes of Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi (CWMG) in New Delhi? Answer is: Arun Jaitley 
81).As per the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) which of the following Stock Exchanges has the highest number of listed companies in the world? Answer is: Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) 
82).Which State government has passed the Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2015 to set matriculation as the minimum education qualification for elections to Panchayati Raj Institutions? Answer is: Haryana 
83).President’s Cup of Golf 2015 is held at_________. Answer is: South Korea 
84).Which of the following state has recently approved the formation of Anti-Terror Squad? Answer is: Jharkhand 
85).7 Indians were recognized in the New Group of Philanthropists list in the 9th edition of Forbes Asian Magazine. Who among the following is NOT one of them? Answer is: Akash Ambani 
86).Deepak Lather is related to which of the following sports? Answer is: Weightlifting 
87).Which of the following state’s Food and Drug Administration has decided to ban gutka, pan masala and other similar products for one year? Answer is: Haryana 
88).Name the first Indian Golfer to get qualified for President’s Cup of Golf? Answer is: Anirban Lahiri 
89).India had set a bilateral trade target of 1 billion dollar by 2018, with which of the following countries? Answer is: Belarus 
90).Which Country’s Supreme Court has ordered to adopt Urdu as their official language of the country? Answer is: Pakistan 
91).India has signed an agreement with which of the following country to cooperate in all criminal matters including gathering evidence? Answer is: Indonesia 
92).Which of the following state has decided to launch motorbike ambulances from next year? Answer is: Maharashtra 
93).Who is the head of the 21st Law commission of India? Answer is: Ajit Prakash Shah 
94).Which of the following has been newly established by Indian Navy at Karwar, Karnataka? Answer is: INS Vajrakosh 
95). ISRO Chairman ________ has received the Prestigious Gandhi Peace Prize 2014 from the President Pranab Mukherjee? Answer is: A S Kiran Kumar 
96).Tamil Nadu’s 1st Global Investors Summit (TNGIM) 2015 was held at________. Answer is: Chennai 
97).Who is the Union HRD Minister of India? Answer is: Smt Smriti Irani 
98).PM Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 10th World Hindi Conference which was held at _________. Answer is: Bhopal 
99). What is the percentage of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) under the automatic route for White Label ATM Operations (WLAO)? Answer is: 100% 
100).First World Hindi Conference was held in 1975 at_________. Answer is: Nagpur 
101).Who has been elected as the new chairman of the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) during the 67th Annual General meeting 2015-16? Answer is: Shashidhar Sinha 
102).What is the theme of 10th World Hindi Conference? Answer is: Hindi Jagat Vistar and Sambhavnaye 
103).PM Narendra Modi has approved the _________ Law Commission of India (LCI) for the period of 3 years from 1st September 2015 to August 2018. Answer is: 21st 
104).India and ______ has agreed to maintain peace along the border after the Director General level meeting. Answer is: Pakistan 
105).Who among the following has launched the national web portal for the promotion of a national apprenticeship scheme? Answer is: Smriti Irani
106).Name the Indian Bengali American author who has won the prestigious National Humanities Medal from the hands for US President Barack Obama? Answer is: Jhumpa Lahiri 
107).Name the Indian American Who has been selected as the post master for Sacramento in California? Answer is: Jagdeep Grewal 
108).What is the name of the new species of human relative discovered in South Africa by the Professor Lee Berger from the University of the Witwatersrand? Answer is: Homonaledi 
109).Name the Water Policy Expect who has instrumental in drafting India’s 1st National Water Policy in 1978? Answer is: Ramaswamy R. Iyer 
110).World Hindi Day was observed on__________. Answer is: 10th January 
111).Who has been appointed as new the Managing Director and CEO of Canara Bank? Answer is: Rakesh Sharma 
112).Name the only Indian Origin CEO to placed in the list of Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business 2015? Answer is: Indra Nooyi 
113).Indian Railways has partnered with which of the following organization to provided free high speed WiFi across 400 Railway Stations? Answer is: Google 
114).Indian Road Transport and Highway Minister Nitin Gadkari has announced to add ________ of roads to the National Highways network. Answer is: 50,000 km 
115).World First Aid Day is observed on ________. Answer is: 2nd Saturday of September 
116).Leander Paes and _________ have won the US Open Mixed Doubles Title 2015? Answer is: Martina Hingis 
117).Who has been elected as the head of Britain’s Labour Party? Answer is: Jeremy Corbyn 
118).Name the Russian Astronaut who break the previous record by spending most time total of 879 days in space over his five trips? Answer is: Gennady Padalka 
119).Who is the author of the book- “Feminist and Orientalist Perpectives- A Study of Lady Mary Montagu’s Turkish Embassy Letters”? Answer is: Dr. Farha Hiba Parvez 
120).Name the Indian Golfer who won the Singha Thailand Amateur Championship Title? Answer is: Aditi Ashok
121).Bilateral Maritime exercise between India and Australia “AUSINDEX15” has begun at the coast of ___________. Answer is: Visakhapatnam 
122).Which is the first state in India to submit Annual Action Plan for the approval by the Urban Development Ministry for the financial year 2015-16 under the AMRUT Scheme? Answer is: Rajasthan 
123).Recently Union Tourism Ministry has extended the e-Tourism Visa Scheme for who many countries? Answer is: 37 countries 
124).Name the Scientist who won the prestigious Silver Medal of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)? Answer is: Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy 
125).Indian Government has planned to provide LED bulbs at Rs. 44 under which of them following Schemes? Answer is: DELP 
126).Who is the winner of the US Open Men’s Single Title? Answer is: Novak Djokovic 
127).Name the Indian who won Bronze Medal in the 74kg Freestyle Category at the World Wrestling Championship? Answer is: Narsingh Pancham Yadav 
128).Balakrishna Wasnik who died recently is a famous _________. Answer is: Congress Leader 
129).Who is the Secretary of Union Tourism Ministry? Answer is: Vinod Zuthsi 
130).Who is the winner of US Open Women’s Singles Titles? Answer is: Flavia Pennetta 
131).Who has been appointed as the New Chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI)? Answer is: Hormusji N Cama 
132).Mount Aso is located at________? Answer is: Kyushu, Japan 
133).Flavia Pennetta (Italy) has won the 2015 US Open Women’s Single Title by defeating whom in the finals? Answer is: Roberta Vinci 
134).Who has appointed as the new Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Petronet LNG Ltd? Answer is: Prabhat Kumar Singh 
135).Recently which of the following group has entered into the e-Commerce segment of Indian by the online portal called M2ALL? Answer is: Mahindra 
136).Tropical Strom Etau has recently hit which of the following country? Answer is: Japan 
137). 11th Indo-US Economic Summit is hosted at _______. Answer is: New Delhi 
138).Which of the following state has planned to launch a Fibernet Corporation? Answer is: Tamil Nadu 
139).National Hindi Day was observed on _________. Answer is: 14th September 
140).Who is Kalamandalam Sathyabhama? Answer is: Classical Dancer 
141).Reserve Bank of India has signed a MoU with which of the following banks on Supervisory Cooperation and Exchange of Supervisory Information? Answer is: Nepal Rastra Bank 
142).Which of the Indian State has ranks first in the list of the World Bank’s report Assessment of State Implementation of Business Reforms? Answer is: Gujarat 
143).Who is the New Prime Minister of Australia? Answer is: Malcolm Turnbull 
144).Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has recognized which of the following as the Regional Sports Federation (RSF)? Answer is: Indian Kalarippayattu Federation 
145).Which of the following state has launched the New Tourism Policy 2015-16 to enhance the tourism sector of the state? Answer is: Andhra Pradesh 
146).Which bank has launched a new credit card SimplyCLICK for online shopping? Answer is: SBI 
147).Which of the Indian e-Commerce company has launched cashless payments in the educational institutions? Answer is: Paytm 
148).What is the name of the consumer awareness campaign of International Finance Corporation (IFC) which aims to provide safe, affordable and quality solar lights to all? Answer is: Suryoday 
149).55th National Open Athletics Championship is hosted at ________. Answer is: Kolkata 
150).What is the theme of International Day of Democracy? Answer is: Space for Civil Society 
151).Andhra Pradesh has created history by linking which of its two rivers by the Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Scheme? Answer is: Krishna and Godavari 
152).Name the Bollywood actor who has received the Certificate of Recognition from the California Legislature for his dedication to helping the Kashmiri Hindu Community? Answer is: Anupam Kher 
153).Which is the first developing country to have a Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan? Answer is: Bangladesh 
154).Name the first Indian who has been selected as the Mayor of the German City Bonn? Answer is: Ashok-Alexander Sridharan 
155).Name the two Indian Institutions that placed in the list of top 200 ranks of the QS World University Ranking of 2015-16? Answer is: Indian Institute of Science (IIS), Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. 
156).Union Finance Ministry has imposed Safeguard Duty on certain categories of which products? Answer is: Steel Products 
157).What is the Venue of United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 which was yet to be held on 27th September 2015? Answer is: New York 
158).World Ozone Day is observed on ____________. Answer is: 16th September 
159).Name the Indian American who has been selected for the Champions of Change Award? Answer is: Swetha Prabhakaran 
160).Asian Games 2018 will be hosted at _________. Answer is: Indonesia 
161).India has signed two MoUs with which of the following countries to boost the bilateral cooperation in the field of Tourism and Umbrella Projects? Answer is: Cambodia 
162).Reserve Bank of India has recently granted the in-principle approval for 10 entities to set up Small Finance Banks to provide basic banking service for small farmers and micro industries. Which among the following is NOT one of them? Answer is: J & K Financiers Ltd 
163).The Union Government has allotted Rs. _________ crore for the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission (SPMRM) to develop 300 clusters over the next 3 years? Answer is: Rs. 5000 crore 
164).PM Narendra Modi has approved the creation of 4 posts of Directors for the 4 new National Institutes of Design (NIDs) in different regions. Which of the following is NOT one of those regions? Answer is: Bangalore, Karnataka 
165).South Indian Fertilizers has planned to setup Kissan Kendra’s and Agri Super Markets across which state? Answer is: Kerala 
166). Which of the following state has decided to stop old rotation based reservation system in village Panchayats? Answer is: Uttar Pradesh 
167). Which of the following City has confirmed to host 2022 Asian Game? Answer is: Hangzhou 
168). Which Foundation has been established by Nana Patekar to fund drought relief for farmers? Answer is: Naam Foundation 
169).Name the Indian Shot putter who got qualified for Rio Olympics recently? Answer is: Manpreet Kaur 
170).Name the Cricket player who has been honored with the Icon Award by the IndoCaribbean Alliance? Answer is: Chanderpaul 
171).Which state government has launched the M-Shiksha-Mitra Mobile Application to provide various services and teaching related work to teachers? Answer is: Madhya Pradesh 
172).Who has been appointed as the New Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of GoAir Airlines? Answer is: Krishna Balakrishnan 
173).What is the name of the new Scheme that launched by the Union Government which provides welfare for the people and area affected by the Mining related operations? Answer is: Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana 
174).What is the name of the new committee which was formed to restructure the water agencies in India? Answer is: Mihir Shah Committee 
175).Who is the author of the book- “Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights”? Answer is: Salman Rushdie 
176).Mangal Singh Champia is related to which of the following sports? Answer is: Archery 
177).Which of the following Gram Panchayat of Kerala has became the 1st Panchayat in the state to declare its Own Water Policy in the lines of Kerala’s Water Policy declared in 2008? Answer is: Perumanna Gram Panchayat
178).President Pranab Mukherjee has presented the Best Rural Tourism Project Award to which state? Answer is: Gujarat 
179).PM Narendra Modi has launched the nationwide Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) at the cost of Rs. 45,000 crore at ___________. Answer is: Varanasi 
180).Who is the winner of the 2015 United Nations High Commissioners for Refugees (UNHCR) Nansen Refugee Award? Answer is: Aqeela Asifi 
181).International Textile and Apparel fair “VASTRA” was yet to be held on 28th and 30th September at _________. Answer is: Jaipur, Rajasthan 

182).Indian Government has increased the import duty _________ by 5%. http://currentaffairshunger.blogspot.in/ Page 35 Answer is: Edible Oil 

183).Recently India has signed two key MoUs with which of the following countries on Air Services and Quick Impact Projects under the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC) programme? Answer is: Laos 
184).Veteran Cricket Commentator Bal Pandit has passed away recently at his age of 89. He belongs to which state? Answer is: Maharashtra 
185).Who among the following is also known as Metro Man? Answer is: Elattuvalapil Sreedhran 
186).International Red Panda Day is observed on __________. Answer is: 19th September 
187).Which of the following has recently launched the Panch Kranti Abhiyan? Answer is: Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha 
188).Which of the following city will host the Asian Games 2022? Answer is: Hangzhou 
189).What is the name of the operation that rescued 19,000 missing children from slavery and abuse? Answer is: Operation Smile 
190).Who among the following has established Naam Foundation to fund drought relief for farmers? Answer is: Nana Patekar 
191).Government has organized an exhibition remembering the Indo-Pak war of 1965 “Shauryanjali” which was held at _______. Answer is: Rajpath
192).Which of the following state government has planned to increase the working days from 150 to 200 days under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in drought affected areas? Answer is: Odisha 
193).The president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Jagmohan Dalmiya has passed away recently. He belongs to which state? Answer is: West Bengal 
194).Name the Indian who has won silver medal in 2015 Korea Open Badminton Tournament? Answer is: Ajay Jayaram 
195).Ladakh Festival is celebrated at which of the following state? Answer is: Jammu and Kashmir 
196) How much fund has been allotted for the National Integrated Power Development Scheme? Answer is: Rs. 45,000 Crore 
197).Name the Indian Cricketer who has received the honorary life membership by the Cricket Club of India? Answer is: Ajinkya Rahane 
198).Which of the following country has recently adopted new constitution to make the country’s transition to a secular and democratic republic? Answer is: Nepal 
199).Who is the winner of 2015 Singapore Grand Prix of Formula One? Answer is: Sebastian Vettel 
200).Who is the current President of Nepal? Answer is: Ram Baran Yadav
201).Which of the following country has launched the newly developed smaller version of carrier rocket Long March-6 which has the capable of carrying 20 micro satellites in to the space? Answer is: China 
202).Who is the winner of Jnangarima Manad Alankaran Award of Bharatiya Jnanpith? Answer is: Shamim Hanfi 
203).The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony was held at ___________. Answer is: Los Angeles 
204).Who is the author of “Hollywood Wives”? Answer is: Jackie Collins 
205).International Day of Peace was observed on 21st September 2015. What is its theme for the year 2015? Answer is: Partnerships for Peace-Dignity for all 
206).Which of the following city is hosting the National Conference on Agriculture for Rabi Campaign? Answer is: New Delhi 
207).Who is the current Prime Minister of Egypt? Answer is: Ibrahim Mahlab 
208).Who is the winner of the annual Beijing International Marathon in Men’s Category which was recently held at Beijing? Answer is: Mariko Kipchumba 
209).Who is the first Black Women to win the award for leading actress in the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2015? Answer is: Viola Davis 
210).Who is Radhika Thilak? Answer is: Malayalam Playback Singer 
211).What will be the India’s GDP growth forecast for the current financial year as per recent Asian Development Bank forecast? Answer is: 7.4% 
212).Who has been appointed as the New Managing Director of Harley Davidson India? Answer is: Vikram Pawah 
213).Which country has declared, Cow as their National Animal? Answer is: Nepal 214).What is the name of the India’s Fast Patrol Vessel which has been commissioned in the naval dockyard in Mumbai? Answer is: ICGS Apoorva 
215).Who is the winner of the 24th Vyaas Samman? Answer is: Kamal Kishore Goenka 
216).Google has joined hands with which of the following organization to launch Android Developer Nanodegree programme? Answer is: Tata Trusts 
217).Which of the following state assembly has passed the Vexation Litigation Prevention Bill, 2015 to prevent the filing of baseless cases and misuse of laws for personal benefits? Answer is: Rajasthan 
218).Who is the partner for Swavlamban Health Insurance Scheme? Answer is: NIAC 
219).5th International Pars Wushu Cup was held at _______. Answer is: Tehran 
220).India and _______ have agreed to increase the level of cooperation to fight against the terrorism. Answer is: US 
221).Recently India Government has given nod to amend the MoU with which country on Higher Education Programme? Answer is: Germany 
222).Who is the new President of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India? Answer is: Zany Khan 
223).Name the 9th Standard student who won the Community Impact Award for developing a low-cost bio-absorbent based water purifier? Answer is: Lalita Prasida Sripada Srisai 
224).Which of the following state has won the Most Innovative use of Information Technology travel award for 2013-14? Answer is: Kerala 
225).In IPDS, “D” stands for _______. Answer is: Development 
226).The two Indian Women Personalities of India who has received Global Leadership Award of the US India Business Council (USIBC)? Answer is: Shobana Bharatia and Indra Nooyi 
227).Korea Caravan 2015 is related to which of the following state? Answer is: Andhra Pradesh 
228).First Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC) will be inaugurated at _______. Answer is: New Delhi 
229).Who is the director of the movie “Court”? Answer is: Chaitanya Tamhane 
230).Who is the present Health and Family Welfare Minister of India? Answer is: J P Nadda 
231).Mukesh Ambani has declared as the India’s Richest Person for the ______ consecutive year in a row in the 2015 Forbes Magazine’s India Rich list? Answer is: 9th 
232).Name the film which has been selected as India’s Official entry to the Best Foreign Language category of the 88th Academy or Oscar Awards 2016? Answer is: Court 
233).Who has been elected as the new President of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB? Answer is: Sourav Ganguly 234).Who is Yogi Berra? Answer is: Baseball Player 
235).24th September has been observed as the World Maritime Day. What is the theme of the 2015 World Maritime Day? Answer is: Maritime Education and Training 
236).Name the Commission which has submitted its report of Muzaffarnagar Riots? Answer is: Sahay Commission 
237).Which of the following state has constituted a committee to suggest prospects of permanent settlement of shelter-less nomadic people of the state? Answer is: Haryana 
238).How much fund has been allotted for the implementation of Integrated Air Command & Control System (IACCS) project of the Indian Air Force? Answer is: Rs. 8,000 crore 
239).The World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) has signed a MoU with the Sport Ministry of which country to stop the supply and manufacture of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDS)? Answer is: China 
240).Which state has decided to increase the pension given to World War Soldiers? Answer is: Haryana 
241).Who has been appointed as the Chairperson of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)? Answer is: Stuti Narain Kacker 
242).Name the women journalist who won the most Prestigious Science Book Prize in Britain for the first time in 28 years history? Answer is: Gaia Vince 
243).Who has been appointed as the Head of NITI Aayog’s Committee of Chief Ministers on Swachh Bharat Mission? Answer is: Chandrababu Naidu 
244).Which of the following state will receive Special Assistance of Rs.1000 crore from the Central Government for the development projects in the financial year 2015-16? Answer is: Andhra Pradesh 
245).Keshari Nath Tripathi, the present Governor of _______ has got additional charge as the Governor of Tripura. Answer is: West Bengal 
246).Who has been appointed as the Sherpa of the G-20 Summit 2015? Answer is: Arvind Panagariya
247).Which of the following has won the SKOCH Award for Smart Governance? Answer is: EPFO 
248).Who has been appointed as the new President of Bihar Cricket Association (BCA)? Answer is: Abdul Bari Siddiqui
249).As per recent report released by National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), what is the male and female literacy rate in rural areas? Answer is: 79.1% and 60.6% respectively 
250).Who is the winner of the Baba Farid Gold Cup Hockey 2015 which was held at Faridkot, Punjab? Answer is: Indian Air Force 
251).Who has been appointed as the new CEO of Volkswagen AG? Answer is: Matthias Muller 
252).Which of the following city is hosting the first conference on the contemporary relevance of the Bhagvad Gita? Answer is: London 
253).Name the Indian Tribal woman in London who has won the UK first caste discrimination case? Answer is: Permila Tirkey 
254).9th Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas was yet to be hosted at ________. Answer is: Los Angeles
255).Assam Government has sanctioned ______ crore rupees to implement various development schemes? Answer is: 850 
256).Which of the following automobile company has launched its RE60 quadricycle named as “Qute”? Answer is: Bajaj Auto 
257).Who among the following has designed the symbol for None of the Above (NOTA)? Answer is: National Institute of Design, Ahmadabad 
258).Which of the following state has decided to develop the Unarmed Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to assess natural disasters? Answer is: Tamil Nadu 
259).European Union has imposed anti-dumping duty on ______ for six months? Answer is: Indian water and Sewage Pipes 
260).Nuakhai Festival is related to which state? Answer is: Odisha 
261).Who is the winner of the 2015 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix Title? Answer is: Lewis Hamilton 
262).Conference on contemporary relevance of Bhagvad Gita was held at _______.Answer is: UK 
263).Who is the winner of 2015 IBSF World Billiards Championship? Answer is: Pankaj Advani 
264).World Tourism Day is Observed on ________. Answer is: 27th September 
265).”Pagdandi Se Shahar Tak” is the autobiography of __________. Answer is: Dr. Syed Ahmed 
266).What is the Theme of the World Tourism Day 2015? Answer is: One Billion Tourists, One Billion Opportunities 
267).Who has been appointed as the Chairman of Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB)? Answer is: S K Sharma 
268).Dr. Syed Ahmad, who has been served as the Governor of ______ has passed away recently. Answer is: Manipur 
269).Who is the winner of the 2015 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize? Answer is: Dr. Jacob Tsimerman 
270).Frank Tyson is related to which of the following sports? Answer is: Cricket 
271).Who is the head of the committee which was formed by Union Government to revisit Civil Services Examination Patterns? Answer is: B S Baswan 
272).Name the Indian Shooter who won Gold Medal in Asian Air Gun Championship which was held at New Delhi? Answer is: Abhinav Bindra 
273).How foreign satellite has been launched along with the ISRO’s ASTROSAT PSLC-C30, which was launched successfully from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikotta? Answer is: 6 
274).Which country has imposed Vehicle Curbs due the fuel shortage? Answer is: Nepal 
275).Name the two countries which has agreed to restore their respective Ambassadors? Answer is: Guyana and Venezuela 
276).What is the Venue of 2015 Autumn Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe? Answer is: Strasbourg 
277).Name the person who got additional charges as the Governor of Manipur? Answer is: V. Shanmuganathan 
278).Lakhwar Multi-Purpose Project is related to which state? Answer is: Uttarkhand 
279).Maharashtra government has declared ______ as the “Visit Maharashtra Year”? Answer is: 2017
280).Lyngdoh, is the oldest legistator who belogs to ________. Answer is: Meghalaya 
281).MITRA SHAKTI 2015 is the joint Military Exercise between which of the following countries? Answer is: India and Sri Lanka 
282).Name the city which is hosting the first Indo-African ICT Expo? Answer is: Nairobi 
283).Name the Indian Company which has been selected as the member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index? Answer is: Wipro 
284).What is the Theme of the World Heart Day 2015, which was observed on 29th September? Answer is: Creating Heart-Healthy Environments 
285).Which of the following Ministry has launched the AYUSH Facilities to be promoted along with the regular Medicine facilities? Answer is: Ministry of Tourism 
286).What is the name of the Super-Typhoon which hit Taiwan recently? Answer is: Dujuan 
287).World Bank has approved to provide the financial assistance of _______ for the Indian Railways. Answer is: $ 30 billion 
288).India has signed a loan agreement with which of the following banks for $123.51 million to upgrade the Tourism Infrastructure and services in the States of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand? Answer is: Asian Development Bank 
289).How much fund has been allotted for tree plantation along National Highways in the Financial Year 2015-16 under Green Highway Policy? Answer is: Rs. 1000 crores 
290).How is Viren Dangwal? Answer is: Hindi Poet 
291).What is the Theme of the International Translation Day 2015, which was celebrated on 30th September? Answer is: The Changing face of translation and Interpreting 
292).Who has been appointed as the Director General of Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IRDA)? Answer is: Jayant Prasad 
293).Union Government has appointed four Brand Ambassadors for the Digital India Programme, who among the following is NOT one of them? Answer is: Sriniv Mistry 
294).Who is the author of the book-“Hungry Bengal”-War-Famine and the end of Empire? Answer is: Janam Mukherjee 
295).Which company has decided to invest $150 million for the Indian Startups? Answer is: Qualcomm 
296).What is the name of the second Guided Missile Destroyer which has been commissioned into the Indian Navy recently? Answer is: INS Kochi 
297).PM Narendra Modi has addressed the World Leader’s Summit which was held at ________. Answer is: New York 
298).Lakhwar Hydro Electricity Project is built on which of the following river? Answer is: Yamuna 
299).Name the Indian Shooter who won Silver Medal in the Asian Air Gun Championship 2015 which was held at New Delhi? Answer is: Gurpreet Singh 
300).Banita Kumar is related to which of the following
sports? Answer is: Wrestling