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Topics in the news-Current events and affairs Today

Posted on 30 June 2011 by admin

  • The 1318-km Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway opens after 39 months of construction.
  • Amid heavy protests, the Greek parliament passes austerity measures in order to obtain the latest tranche of a 110 billion euro loan of the EFSF.
  • Christine Lagarde is appointed Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, beginning 5 July.
  • At least nineteen people, including eight attackers, are killed in a Taliban assault on the Hotel InterContinental in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • The International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant for Muammar Gaddafi, accusing him of crimes against humanity during the ongoing civil war in Libya.


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New Managing Director of the IMF

Posted on 30 June 2011 by admin

Christine Lagarde is appointed Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, beginning 5 July.


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The Mariana Trench

Posted on 30 June 2011 by admin

The Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the world’s oceans, and the lowest elevation of the surface of the Earth’s crust. It is located in the western Pacific Ocean, to the east of the Mariana Islands. The trench is about 2,550 kilometres (1,580 mi) long but has a mean width of only 69 kilometres (43 mi). It reaches a maximum-known depth of about 10.91 kilometres (6.78 mi) at the Challenger Deep, a small slot-shaped valley in its floor, at its southern end, although some unrepeated measurements place the deepest portion at 11.03 kilometres (6.85 mi). If Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft), was set in the deepest part of the Mariana Trench, there would be 2,076 metres (6,811 ft) of water left above it.[3]

The Mariana Trench is part of the Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc geological boundary system that forms the boundary between two tectonic plates. In this system, the western edge of one plate, the Pacific Plate, is subducted beneath the smaller Mariana Plate that lies to the west. Because the Pacific plate is the largest of all the tectonic plates on Earth, crustal material at its western edge has had a long time since formation (up to 170 million years) to compact and become very dense; hence its great height-difference relative to the higher-riding Mariana Plate, at the point where the Pacific Plate crust is subducted. This deep area is the Mariana Trench proper. The movement of these plates is also responsible for the formation of the Mariana Islands.

At the bottom of the trench, where the plates meet, the water column above exerts a pressure of 1,086 bars (15,750 psi), over one thousand times the standard atmospheric pressure at sea level.

Because the Earth is not a perfect sphere, the trench is not the part of the seafloor closest to the center of the Earth – parts of the Arctic Ocean seabed are at least 13,000 metres (43,000 ft) closer to the Earth’s center than the Challenger Deep seafloor.

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India-Facts about India

Posted on 26 June 2011 by admin

Interesting Facts about India

  • India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history.
  • When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilization)
  • The name ‘India’ is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu.
  • The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name ‘Hindustan’ combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus.
  • Chess was invented in India.
  • Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India.
  • The ‘Place Value System’ and the ‘Decimal System’ were developed in India in 100 B.C.
  • The World’s First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu. The shikhara of the temple is made from a single 80-tonne piece of granite. This magnificent temple was built in just five years, (between 1004 AD and 1009 AD) during the reign of Rajaraja Chola.
  • India is the largest democracy in the world, the 7th largest Country in the world, and one of the most ancient civilizations.
  • The game of Snakes & Ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It was originally called ‘Mokshapat’. The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices. The game was played with cowrie shells and dices. In time, the game underwent several modifications, but its meaning remained the same, i.e. good deeds take people to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births.
  • The world’s highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. Built in 1893 after leveling a hilltop, this cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea level.
  • India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world.
  • The largest employer in India is the Indian Railways, employing over a million people.
  • The world’s first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
  • Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind. The Father of Medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.
  • India was one of the richest countries till the time of British rule in the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus, attracted by India’s wealth, had come looking for a sea route to India when he discovered America by mistake.
  • The Art of Navigation & Navigating was born in the river Sindh over 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘NAVGATIH’. The word navy is also derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Nou’.
  • Bhaskaracharya rightly calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the Sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. According to his calculation, the time taken by the Earth to orbit the Sun was 365.258756484 days.
  • The value of “pi” was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century, long before the European mathematicians.
  • Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus also originated in India.Quadratic Equations were used by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10*53 (i.e. 10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 B.C.during the Vedic period.Even today, the largest used number is Terra: 10*12(10 to the power of 12).
  • Until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds in the world
    (Source: Gemological Institute of America).
  • The Baily Bridge is the highest bridge in the world. It is located in the Ladakh valley between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan mountains. It was built by the Indian Army in August 1982.
  • Sushruta is regarded as the Father of Surgery. Over2600 years ago Sushrata & his team conducted complicated surgeries like cataract, artificial limbs, cesareans, fractures, urinary stones, plastic surgery and brain surgeries.
  • Usage of anaesthesia was well known in ancient Indian medicine. Detailed knowledge of anatomy, embryology, digestion, metabolism,physiology, etiology, genetics and immunity is also found in many ancient Indian texts.
  • India exports software to 90 countries.
  • The four religions born in India – Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, are followed by 25% of the world’s population.
  • Jainism and Buddhism were founded in India in 600 B.C. and 500 B.C. respectively.
  • Islam is India’s and the world’s second largest religion.
  • There are 300,000 active mosques in India, more than in any other country, including the Muslim world.
  • The oldest European church and synagogue in India are in the city of Cochin. They were built in 1503 and 1568 respectively.
  • Jews and Christians have lived continuously in India since 200 B.C. and 52 A.D. respectively
  • The largest religious building in the world is Angkor Wat, a Hindu Temple in Cambodia built at the end of the 11th century.
  • The Vishnu Temple in the city of Tirupathi built in the 10th century, is the world’s largest religious pilgrimage destination. Larger than either Rome or Mecca, an average of 30,000 visitors donate $6 million (US) to the temple everyday.
  • Sikhism originated in the Holy city of Amritsar in Punjab. Famous for housing the Golden Temple, the city was founded in 1577.
  • Varanasi, also known as Benaras, was called “the Ancient City” when Lord Buddha visited it in 500 B.C., and is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world today.
  • India provides safety for more than 300,000 refugees originally from Sri Lanka, Tibet, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who escaped to flee religious and political persecution.
  • His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, runs his government in exile from Dharmashala in northern India.
  • Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries.
  • Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years.

Source: National Portal Content Management Team.


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World Cities -Facts about London

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World Cities -Facts about London

Posted on 26 June 2011 by admin

London is made up of two ancient cities which are now joined together.
They are:

  • the City of London, know simply as ‘the City‘ which is the business and financial heart of the United Kingdom. It is also known as the Square Mile (2.59 sq km/1 sq mi). It was the original Roman settlement (ancient Londinium), making it the oldest part of London and already 1,000 years old when the Tower of London was built.
  • the City of Westminster, where Parliament and most of the government offices are located. Also Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the Queen and the Royal family are located there too.

Together they all make up a region known as Greater London.Big Ben

  • London is the biggest city in Britain and in Europe.
  • London occupies over 620 square miles
  • London has a population of 7,172,036 (2001)
  • About 12 per cent of Britain’s overall population live in London
  • London has the highest population density in Britain, with 4,699 people per square kilometre,
  • London is in the southeast of England.
  • London is the seat of central government in Britain.
  • The tallest building in London is the Canary Wharf Tower.
  • London was the first city in the world to have an underground railway, known as the ‘Tube’.
  • Some of the most important people from countries all over the world visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
  • There are over 100 theatres in London, including 50 in the West End. London theatre accounts for 45% of all UK theatre admissions and over 70% of box-office revenues. Source: GLA Economics


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The 2012 Olympics Games

Posted on 24 June 2011 by admin

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will be held in London from 27 July to 12 August 2012, followed by the 2012 Paralympic Games from 29 August to 9 September.

How many times has London hosted the Olympics?

London hosted the Olympic games in 1908 and 1948.

How many countries are expected to take part in the London 2012 Olympics?

We expect 205 nations to take part in 300 events at the Olympic Games in 2012. 147 nations will take part in the Paralympic Games.

Links

London 2012 Olympics
The official site for the London Olympics

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Ban Ki-moon Gets Second Term as UN Chief

Posted on 24 June 2011 by admin

The UN General Assembly has voted unanimously to elect Ban Ki-moon for a second five-year term as the world body’s Secretary General, lauding him for bolstering the organization’s role and visibility in “trying circumstances”.

The 192-nation assembly backed the 67-year-old former South Korean Foreign Minister by acclamation yesterday. Ban’s second term will commence from January 1, 2012.With no contenders to throw a challenge for the post, the assembly approved the new term by consensus. Ban declared his candidature two weeks ago and received the formal backing by the powerful 15-member UN Security Council on Friday. All regional groups at the UN also endorsed him.

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Quiz Time-Quiz series to test your knowledge

Posted on 23 June 2011 by admin

1. Which country has the highest number of internet users today?

a) China
b) USA
c) India
d) Japan

2. Google  launched its own online encyclopedia. What is the name of this project?

a) Wikipedia
b) Knol
c) Encyclopedia
d) None of these

3. Dr Ram Baran Yadav was in news recently for

a) being the first President of Republic Nepal
b) being first Prime Minister of Nepal
c) for winning the Magsasay Award
d) for winning the Kalinga Award

4. What is SpaceShipTwo?

a) world’s first civilian passenger spacecraft
b) Nasa’s lunar explorer
c) ESA’s craft to study Mars
d) None of these

5. Sir Richard Branson was in news recently. Who is he?

a) founder of Virgin group of companies
b) winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics
c) winner of the Booker Prize
d) none of these

6. Europa is a moon of which planet?

a) Jupiter
b) Saturn
c) Pluto
d) Mars

Answers

1. China
2. Knol
3. first President of Republic
Nepal
4. world’s first civilian passenger spacecraft
5. founder of Virgin group of companies
6. Jupiter

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Jobs and Careers this week

Posted on 23 June 2011 by admin

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General Knowledge for You

Posted on 23 June 2011 by admin

1. China launched its first lunar orbiter in 2007. What is its name?

a) Lunz’e 1
b) Wan Hu
c) Chang’e 1

2. The Suzuki Corporation has launched its first scooter for the Indian market. What is the name of this scooter?

a) Access 125
b) Marut 125
c) Excellent X
d) Pawan 125

3. Who won the Linares-Morelia Chess tournament in 2008?

a) V Anand
b) Veselin Topalov
c) Vladimir Kramnik

4. Which Indian bank recently opened its 10,000th branch becoming the second bank in the world to have as many branches?

a) Bank of India
b) State Bank of India
c) ICICI Bank

5. Gas has recently been discovered at which of the following river basins?

a) Krishna-Godavri bain
b) Cauvery basin
c) Ganga basin

6. Which Indian entity recently bagged a position in the list of world’s top ten largest derivative bourses?

a) NSE
b) Sensex
c) MCX

7. Which Indian company recently acquired Jaguar and Land Rover?

a) Bajaj Auto
b) Tata Motors
c) Mahindra & Mahindra

9. Who  won the Best writer award in the Europe region category of the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize 2008?

a) VS Naipaul
b) Indra Sinha
c) Tahmima Anam

10. India’s first centre to monitor climate change has been opened at

b) Mumbai
b) Chennai
c) Kolkata

Answers

1. Chang’e 1
2. Access 125
3. V Anand
4. State Bank of
India
5. Krishna-Godavri bain
6. NSE
7. Tata Motors
9. Indra Sinha
10. Chennai


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GK Today-GK Questions from Generalknowledgetoday

Posted on 23 June 2011 by admin

1. Who led a military campaign with 1000 men all wearing red shirts, leading to the unification of Italy?

a) Benito Mussolini
b) Oliver Cromwell
c) Giuseppe Garibaldi
d) Otto Von Bismarck

2. Who among the following American Presidents was assassinated in 1963?

a) Eisenhower
b) John F Kennedy
c) Harry Truman
d) Roosevelt

3. Who made it to the Guinness Book of World records by delivering eight hour long non stop speech in the UN General Assembly?

a) AB Vajpayee
b) VK Krishna Menon
c) Jawaharlal Nehru
d) KPS Menon

4. Who among the following is known as the Iron Man of India?

a) Bhagat Singh
b) Sardar Vallabhai Patel
c) Lala Lajpat Rai
d) Subash Chandra Bose

5. This South American revolutionary is known as the Liberator for his efforts that put an end to the Spanish colonial rule in South America. Who is he?

a) Fidel Castro
b) Carl Marx
c) Simon Bolivar
d) Che Guevara

6. Which Soviet Union leader is associated with ‘Glasnost’ and ‘Perestroika’?

a) Mikhail Gorbachev
b) Boris Yeltsin
c) Vladimir Putin
d) Nikita Khrushchev

7. Who is the inventor of telegraphic code?

a) Alexander Graham Bell
b) Albert Einstein
c) Samuel Morse
d) JL Baird

8. Who among the following was the first woman President of the UN General Assembly?

a) Annie Besant
b) Sarojini Naidu
c) Vijaya Lakshmi Pundit
d) Sucheta Kripalani

9. Who is the first space traveler?

a) Neil Armstrong
b) Edwin Aldrin
c) Yuri Gagarin
d) Rakesh Sharma

10. Who was the first winner of Bharat Ratna?

a) Dr S Radhakrishnan
b) R Rajendra Prasad
c) C Rajagopalachari
d) BR Ambedkar

11. Who among the following was offered the President ship of Israel but refused to accept it?

a) Ariel Sharon
b) Albert Einstein
c) Bill gates
d) Kofi Annan

12. Who was the Swiss business man who founded the Red Cross?

a) Paul Harris
b) Jean Henri Dunant
c) Michael Crichten
d) George Gallop

13. Who was the first Indian woman to be crowned as ‘Miss World’?

a) Aishwarya Rai
b) Sushmita Sen
c) Rita Faria
d) Yukta Mukhi

14. Who among the following Indians has won the Nobel Prize for economics?

a) CV Raman
b) Amartya Sen
c) MS Swaninathan
d) Har Gobind Khorana

15. Who among the following Presidents of America has won the Nobel Peace Prize?

a) John F Kennedy
b) George Washington
c) Abraham Lincoln
d) Theodore Roosevelt

Answers

1. Giuseppe Garibaldi
2. John F Kennedy
3. VK Krishna Menon
4. Sardar Vallabhai Patel
5. Simon Bolivar
6. Mikhail Gorbachev
7. Samuel Morse
8. Vijaya Lakshmi Pundit
9. Yuri Gagarin
10. C Rajagopalachari
11. Albert Einstein
12. Jean Henri Dunant
13. Rita Faria
14. Amartya Sen
15. Theodore Roosevelt

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World Tourism Facts

Posted on 23 June 2011 by admin

Tourism

Tourism is travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes. The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people who “travel to and stay in places outside their usual environment for more than twenty-four (24) hours and not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes not related to the exercise of an activity remunerated from within the place visited.

World Tourism Facts

According to the World Bank assessments, tourism today is the largest and most intensively developing world industry.

The World Tourism Organisation announced its conclusion that 2006 was a peak year for world tourism. Numbers of tourists visiting other countries increased by 4.5% against the year 2005 and amounted to 842 million persons. The greatest influx of tourists occurred in South Asia – as compared with 2005, their number increased by 10%. India is the most attractive country for foreign tourists. A notable growth of 8.1% was recorded in Africa . Most foreign tourists visited SAR, Kenya , and Morocco . In Asian-Pacific countries tourist numbers increased by 7.6% and in Europe – by 4%. The leader here was Germany where the World Football Cup was held. Traditionally, many tourists visited Italy and Spain . A similar result was attained by the Middle East tourist industry. In 2006, international tourism to countries of South and North America showed only a 2% growth. Such low indices are due to reduced numbers of tourists to visit Canada and Mexico .


While there were about 700 million tourists in 2000 and 842 million in 2006, their numbers will grow to reach 1.6 billion by the year 2020. In 2000, an event of significance took place. At that point in time, the share of tourism and travel industry amounted to 11% of the global export of commodities and services. Thus, tourism outstripped international foodstuffs, textile, and chemicals trade volumes.


According to the World Travel and Tourism Council data, current share of tourism and tourism-related industries is 8.3% of global jobs, 9.3% of international investments, 12% of exports, and 3.6% of world
GDP . Tourists account for 10.2% of the total world consumer expense. In 2005, due to accommodating tourists, world countries earned $680 billion. This indicator was $481 billion in 2000 and $270 billion in 1990.

The World Tourism Organization

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO/OMT) is a specialized agency of the United ‎Nations and the leading international organization in the field of tourism. It serves as a ‎global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism know-how.‎

UNWTO plays a central and decisive role in promoting the development of responsible, ‎sustainable and universally accessible tourism, paying particular attention to the ‎interests of developing countries.‎

The Organization encourages the implementation ‎of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, with a view to ensuring that member ‎countries, tourist destinations and businesses maximize the positive economic, ‎social and cultural effects of tourism and fully reap its benefits, while minimizing its ‎negative social and environmental impacts.‎

Its membership includes 154 countries, 7 territories and over 400 Affiliate ‎Members representing the private sector, educational institutions, tourism associations ‎and local tourism authorities.‎

Direct actions that strengthen and support the efforts of National Tourism ‎Administrations are carried out by UNWTO’s regional representatives (Africa, the ‎Americas,  East Asia and the Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and South Asia) based at ‎the Headquarters in Madrid.‎

UNWTO is committed to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, geared ‎toward reducing poverty and fostering sustainable development.‎

About World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day is celebrated annually on 27 September. Its purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The event seeks to address global challenges outlined in the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to highlight the contribution the tourism sector can make in reaching these goals.

World Tourism Day 2011 will be celebrated under the theme Tourism – Linking Cultures, an opportunity to highlight tourism’s role in bringing the cultures of the world together and promoting global understanding through travel (27 September 2011).

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Question and answers from Previous Kerala psc examinations

Posted on 20 June 2011 by admin

1) The Bekal Fort was built by

A) Tippu Sultan
B) British
C) Ikkeri Nayaks
D) Dutch

2) ‘Rajya Samacharam’ was published from Tellicherry by

A) Benjamin Baily
B) Arnos Patiri
C) Father Clement
D) Herman Gundert

3) Who among the following was not associated with Guruvayoor Satyagraha?

A) P. Krishna Pillai
B) K. Kelappan
C) A.K. Gopalan
D) Sree Narayana Guru

4) ‘Vimochana Samaram’ was launched under the leadership of

A) Pattom Thanupillai
B) Mannath Padmanabhan
C) K.P.Kesava Menon
D) V.T.Bhattatiripad

5) Gautama Buddha was born in

A) Buddh Gaya
B) Pataliputram
C) Lumbini
D) Vaisali

6) The language in which Sangam literature was written in

A) Pali
B) Sanskrit
C) Prakrit
D) Tamil

7) The Indus Valley houses were built of

A) Bricks
B) Mud
C) Woods
D) Stones

8) Dayananda Saraswathy was the founder of

A) Brahma samaj
B) Arya Samaj
C) Prasthana Samaj
D) Sarvodaya Samaj

9) The last Viceroy of British India was

A) Lord Wavell
B) Lord Mountbatten
C) Lord Irvin
D) Lord Dalhaousie

10) Which famous port of South India gives evidence of Indo-Roman trade?

A) Calicut
B) Madras
C) Arekamedu
D) Cochin

11) Home Rule Movement was started by

A) Balagangadhar Tilak
B) Lala Lajpat Rai
C) Mahatma Gandhi
D) G.K. Gokhale

12) Who was the Prime Minister of Britain when India achieved independence?

A) Winston Churchill
B) Harold Wilson
C) Ramsay Macdonald
D) Clement Atlee

13) ‘Mamankam Festival’ or “Mamangam Festival” of Medieval Kerala was conducted at

A) Tali Temple
B) Aluva
C) Thirunavaya
D) Kaladi

14) The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) was founded by

A) Singhania and Tata
B) Birla and Thakurdas
C) Tata and Birla
D) Tata and Thakurdas

15) Which state’s tourism department’s motto ‘God’s Own Country’?

A) Assam
B) Tamil Nadu
C) Karnataka
D) Kerala

16) Swami Anand Thirth was involved in

A) Vaikkom Sathagraha
B) Cannar revolts
C) Communist movement
D) Upliftment of Harijans

17) Who levied the tax known as ‘Chauth’?

A) The Cholas
B) The Marathas
C) The Mughals
D) The Mauryas

18) Which Buddhist Council was held during the reign of Asoka?

A) Fourth
B) First
C) Third (326 B.C)
D) Second

19) What is Cytology?

A) The study of cells
B) The study of Chemistry
C) The origin of creation
D) The Study of bio-systems

20) The system of subsidiary alliance was introduced by

A) Wellesley
B) Clive
C) Warren Hastings
D) Dalhousie

21) The Quit India Movement was adopted by the Indian National Congress at

A) Ahmedabad
B) Calcutta
C) Bombay
D) Pune

22) The Mehrauli Pillar inscription belongs to the period of the

A) Mauryas
B) Guptas
C) Suptas
D) Kushanas

23) The Sun’s energy is produced by

A) Nuclear fission
B) Burning of gases
C) Nuclear fusion
D) None of these

24) The freedom fighter who died in jail while on hunger strike was

A) Bhagat Singh
B) B.G. Tilak
C) Bipin Chandra Pal
D) Jatin Das

25) Numismatics is the study of

A) Medals
B) Stamps
C) Insects
D) Coins
Answers:
1) A) Tippu Sultan
2) D) Herman Gundert
3) D) Sree Narayana Guru
4) B) Mannath Padmanabhan
5) C) Lumbini
6) D) Tamil
7) A) Bricks
8) B) Arya Samaj
9) B) Lord Mountbatten
10) C) Arekamedu
11) A) Balagangadhar Tilak
12) D) Clement Atlee
13) C) Thirunavaya
14) B) Birla and Thakurdas
15) D) Kerala
16) D) Upliftment of Harijans
17) B) The Marathas
18) C) Third (326 B.C)
19) A) The study of cells
20) A) Wellesley
21) C) Bombay
22) B) Guptas
23) C) Nuclear fusion
24) D) Jatin Das
25) D) Coins


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Internet and Domains-the existing generic top-level domains

Posted on 20 June 2011 by admin

A top-level domain (TLD) is one of the domains at the highest level in the hierarchical Domain Name System of the Internet. The top-level domain names are installed in the root zone of the name space. For all domains in lower levels, it is the last part of the domain name, that is, the last label of a fully qualified domain name.

Existing Generic TLDs

.com : companies, now broader
.edu : educational institutions
.gov : government institutions
.int : international organisations, e.g. Interpol
.mil : military organisations
.net : networking technologies, now broader
.org : non-profit organisations
.arpa : first ever domain, now technical use
.aero : air travel industry
.biz : business alternative to .com
.coop : co-operatives
.info : information, but open for general use
.museum : museums
.name : personal names – johnsmith.name
.pro : professionals, e.g. doctors
.asia: Asian websites
.cat : Catalan language
.jobs : employment websites
.mobi : mobile phones
.post : postal services
.tel : telecoms
.travel : travel

Source: Icann


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Current Affairs Today-Icann increases web domain suffixes

Posted on 20 June 2011 by admin

A global internet body has voted to allow the creation of new website domain suffixes, the biggest change for the online world in years.The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) plans to dramatically increase the number of domain endings from the current 22.

Internet address names will end with almost any word and be in any language.
Icann will begin taking applications next year, with corporations and cities expected to be among the first.

“Icann has opened the internet’s addressing system to the limitless possibilities of the human imagination,” said Rod Beckstrom, president and chief executive officer for Icann.


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Latest Whos Who-The New Chairman of Infosys

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Veteran banker K.V. Kamath has been appointed as the Chairman of Infosys, in place of founder N.R. Narayana Murthy. S.D. Shibulal has been elevated as the CEO and MD.

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Employment News -Job Highlights-18 JUNE 2011-24 JUNE 2011

Posted on 19 June 2011 by admin

Job Highlights (18 JUNE 2011 – 24 JUNE 2011)

Union Public Service Commission notifies Central Police Force (Assistant Commandants) Examination 2011.
State Bank of India requires Probationary Officers.
State Bank of India needs Managers, Deputy Managers, Assistant Managers and Medical Officers.
Air India Air Transport Services Limited requires Assistant Controllers.
State Farms Corporation of India Limited requires Deputy General Managers, Assistant General Managers and Management Trainees.
HMT Limited, Pinjore requires Sales and Service Supervisors.
HOCL Biofuels Limited invites applications for Management and Non-Management posts.
National Cooperative Development Corporation requires Assistant Director, Programme Officers and Junior Assistant.
Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force invites applications for recruitment of Constable/Pioneer.
Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force invites applications for recruitment to the Post of Head Constables (Combatised Ministerial).
Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar requires Superintendent Engineer, Junior Superintendent, Medical Officers, Staff Nurse, Pharmacists, etc.
PDPM Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur requires Assistant Engineers, Technical Assistants, Lower Division Clerks etc.

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Countries and its National Flags -Scotland and the Saltire

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National Flag of Scotland is called the Saltire and is shows a X shaped cross. The other name of this Flag is Saint Andrew’s Cross. The origin of the design of the Flag goes back to the Christian apostle and martyr Saint Andrew who is the patron saint of Scotland and was crucified on an X-shaped cross at Patras.

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Indias Antarctic Programs

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The Antarctic is the region around the Earth’s South Pole, opposite the Arctic region around the North Pole. The Antarctic comprises the continent of Antarctica and the ice shelves, waters and island territories in the Southern Ocean situated south of the Antarctic Convergence.The region covers some 20% of the Southern Hemisphere, of which 5.5% (14 million km2) is the surface area of the continent itself.

The Indian Antarctic Program comes under the control of the National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India. This is a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional program initiated in 1981 with the first Indian expedition to Antarctica which was led by S.Z. Qasim. India signed the Antarctic Treaty on September 12, 1983. India constructed its first research base Dakshin Gangotri Antarctic research base in 1983. It was followed by Maitri base from 1990.


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World Cities-Moscow-The Port of Five Seas

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Moscow is the capital, the most populous city, and the most populous federal subject of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural, scientific, religious, financial, educational, and transportation centre of Russia and the continent. Moscow is the most northern city on Earth with a population above 10,000,000, the most populous city on the continent of Europe, and the sixth largest city proper in the world. Its population, according to the preliminary results of the 2010 census, is 11,514,300.Based on Forbes 2011, Moscow had 79 billionaires, displacing New York as the city with the greatest number of billionaires.

Moscow is situated on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District of European Russia. In the course of its history the city has served as the capital of a progression of states, from the medieval Grand Duchy of Moscow and the subsequent Tsardom of Russia to the Soviet Union. Moscow is the site of the Moscow Kremlin, an ancient fortress that is today the residence of the Russian President and of the executive branch of the Government of Russia. The Kremlin is also one of several World Heritage Sites in the city. Both chambers of the Russian parliament (the State Duma and the Federation Council) also sit in Moscow.

The city is served by an extensive transit network, which includes four international airports, nine railroad terminals, and the Moscow Metro, second only to Tokyo in terms of ridership and recognised as one of the city’s landmarks due to the rich and varied architecture of its 182 stations.

Moscow is called “Port of five seas” because of the Moscow Canal. Moscow Canal (length: 128 Kms) was completed in 1937, provides connectivity to five seas: the White Sea, Baltic Sea, Caspian Sea, Sea of Azov, and the Black Sea. Its name was changed from Moscow-Volga to Moscow Canal in 1947 in honor of Moscow’s 800th anniversary. Moscow Canal System which comprises of the Canal itself, Stalin Waterworks Oka and Moscow Rivers, and Uglich and Rybinsk Reservoirs provide 65-70% of Russia’s Total Potable water.Moscow Canal is a waterway of strategic importance to Russia.


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