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Current Affairs Today -Air Marshal Arup Raha.The next Chief of the Indian Air Force !

Posted on 25 November 2013 by admin

Air Marshal Arup Raha has been appointed the next Chief of the Indian Air Force. He will succeed Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne, also a fighter pilot, on 31 December 2013.He was commissioned into the IAF on 14 December 1974, in the fighter stream of the flying branch.
In his career spanning nearly 39 years, he has commanded the vital Western Air Command which is tasked with the responsibility of
Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and parts of Rajasthan.

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DRDO

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Current affairs bits and bytes today ! August 04 sunday 2013

Posted on 04 August 2013 by admin

Bomb detection kit developed by DRDO to unveil in the US

The bomb detection kit which appears somewhat like a small cigar box will be unveiled in the US now, India’s Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) developed this powerful tool which is very useful for anti-terror operations and is extensively used by the bomb detection squad. This kit will be manufactured and retailed in the US as well as across world by Crowe and Company LLC which is based in South Carolina. This is planned to be introduced to the US Army and US homeland security forces after it acquires approval from the regulatory organizations. This kit can detect RDX,TNT,black powder and dynamite within minutes. The procedure to use it is quite easy and does not involve field calibration. Moreover,the staff can be trained its usage in few hours.

About DRDO -Defence Research and Development Organisation

The Defence Research and Development Organisation is an agency of the Republic of India, responsible for the development of technology for use by the military, headquartered in New Delhi, India

Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) works under Department of Defence Research and Development of Ministry of Defence. DRDO dedicatedly working towards enhancing self-reliance in Defence Systems and undertakes design & development leading to production of world class weapon systems and equipment in accordance with the expressed needs and the qualitative requirements laid down by the three services.

The Official Website  of  DRDO is http://drdo.gov.in/

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GKToday -Do you Know Series . June 27

Posted on 27 June 2013 by admin

 

Raja Harishchandra, directed by Dadasaheb Phalke, was India’s first silent and full-length feature film. It was released on May 3, 1913.

 

May 17 is observed as World Hypertension Day. The theme for 2013 World Hypertension day is ‘Healthy Heart Beat-Healthy Blood Pressure’.

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Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win Miami title

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Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win Miami title

Posted on 31 March 2013 by admin

In Tennis, world number one Serena Williams have clinched the Miami Open title for a record sixth time by beating Maria Sharapova of Russia 4-6, 6-3, 6-0. In the women’s singles final held at Miami yesterday, Williams fought back from a set down to win the tournament.

In men’s singles, Andy Murray of Great Britain will clash against Spain’s David Ferrer in the title match today . Earlier yesterday, Murray posted a 6-7 , 6-1, 6-2 win over France’s Richard Gasquet to make it to the finals.

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FUEL

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Fuel from Bacteria

Posted on 14 March 2013 by admin

Mar. 14, 2013 — In the search for the fuels of tomorrow, Swedish researchers are finding inspiration in the sea. Not in offshore oil wells, but in the water where blue-green algae thrive.

Paul Hudson, a researcher at the School of Biotechnology at KTH, shows the algae used to make fuel. (Credit: Image courtesy of KTH The Royal Institute of Technology)

The building blocks of blue-green algae – sunlight, carbon dioxide and bacteria – are being used by researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm to produce butanol, a hydrocarbon-like fuel for motor vehicles.

The advantage of butanol is that the raw materials are abundant and renewable, and production has the potential to be 20 times more efficient than making ethanol from corn and sugar cane.

Using genetically-modified cyanobacteria, the team linked butanol production to the algae’s natural metabolism, says Paul Hudson, a researcher at the School of Biotechnology at KTH who leads the research. “With relevant genes integrated in the right place in cyanobacteria’s genome, we have tricked the cells to produce butanol instead of fulfilling their normal function,” he says.

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General Knowledge Today’s Quiz Contest -Right answers and the Winners list

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General Knowledge Today’s Quiz Contest -Right answers and the Winners list

Posted on 05 February 2013 by admin

Quiz Contest -The right answers and the Winners

The correct answer series is  : a,c,b,b,a

1.     who is the father of political science
a.        Aristotle

2.     Which vitamins caused for night blindness?
c.        Vitamin A

3.     How many colours does Olympic rings have?
b.        5

4.     Who is the founder of Kalakshetra?
b.        Rukmini devi arundale

5.     in which year NABARD esablished
a.        1982

And the Winners of the contest are the following Persons .

Congratulations to

Anurag Parihar

Aju mathai ,

Saritha Ramachandran .

Well done!

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Easy General Knowledge

Posted on 11 January 2013 by admin

 

1. Screen that comes on when you turn on your computer that shows all the icons.
desktop

2. Which colour of paint is formed when yellow and blue paint is mixed?
Violet

3. How many bones are present in human skull?
22

4. The only Muslim woman to sit on the throne of Delhi was
Razia Sultan

5. English as a media of education was introduced in India in
1835

6. Diamond is an allotropic form of
carbon
7. Who was the first American Citizen to become American President?
Martin von Buran
8. Chand Bibi who coded Berar to Akbar was the ruler of
Golconda
9. When was the first railway line in Kerala opened for traffic?
on March 12, 1861
10. The ‘Blue print’ of the Indian Constitution is the
Act of 1935
11. Chalukya dynasty in South India was founded by
Pulakesin I
12. Which control the amount of Calcium in blood?
Parathyroid
13. The main component of LPG are
propane and butane
14. If in an election to a State Legislative Assembly, the candidate who is declared elected loses his deposit, it means that
a very large number of candidates contested the election
15. ‘Dasakumar Charitam’ was composed by
Dandin
16. Who has been honoured with the 2011 Gwangju Prize?
Binayak Sen
17. Under which one of the following articles the Supreme Court has been given the power to review any judgement pronounced or order made by it previously?
Article 137
18. Which queen enjoyed political power along with her husband?
Noor Jahan
19. African Union (AU) was established in?
9th July 2002
20. Kundremukh iron ore project is in the state of
Karnataka
21. The gas which causes acid rain in industrial area
Sulphur dioxide

22. Who was known as Modern Gandhi?
Baba Amte
23. Who succeeded Mother Teresa as the Superior-General of the missionaries of charity?
Sister Nirmala
24. The Third Battle of Panipat was fought between
Marathas and Afghans
25. Who discovered Radiocarbon dating
Willard Franck Libby
26. Jantar Mandir in …………is recently included in the list of World Heritage
Jaipur
27. You can……….with the help of CD
read and write
28. United Nations University is in
Tokyo
29. The first person to win the Pak Strait Ocean Swimming Contest?
Baidyanata Nath
30. Which has highest boiling point
Diamond

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Christmas New Year Contest .Write a short description and win prizes

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Christmas New Year Contest .Write a short description and win prizes

Posted on 25 December 2012 by admin

Write an article (minimum 30 words) about the  below  topic.

1) The role of  Social Networking Sites in today’s life .

Post your article  as  comments below .

the Best  5  comments/article owners  will get an attractive gift hamper from GK book Shoppe .

the contest will end by dec 31 st and the winners name will be announced on 1st January 2013

 

 

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General knowledge today’s quiz contest no.3 .the winners are

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General knowledge today’s quiz contest no.3 .the winners are

Posted on 23 December 2012 by admin

General knowledge today’s  quiz contest no.3 answers  and the winners

(based on the quiz questions posted on  20th Dec 2012 .)

The correct answers are

1. (b) Pepsi
2. (a) Arunachal pradesh
3. (a)  Ranjit Sinha
4. (a) Eris
5. (a) Jane austen
6. (a) Hema

and the winners of the   contest are the following persons .

Congratulations to

1) Abhimanyu 

and 

2) Ranadheesh mamidi

Well done!

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General knowledge Quiz Contest No.3.lets start posting answers.

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General knowledge Quiz Contest No.3.lets start posting answers.

Posted on 20 December 2012 by admin

 

1. Who is new title sponsor of IPL?

a) Coca cola b) Pepsi,c) DLF d) Sahara

2. china calls which region as Southern Tibet?

a) Arunachal pradesh b) Sikkim c) Himachal Pradesh d)Meghalaya

3. Who is the new CBI Director?

a)  Ranjit Sinha b)ashok misra c) Manoj guptha d) S K .Mehtha

4. Name the most massive dwarf planet in the solar system?

a) Eris b) iris b) red star d) dwarf 219

5. who wrote the novel “Emma”,the first edition of which was sold for a whopping 200,000 pounds in a london auction?

a) Jane austen b) William Poly d) Agastina chris d) Gerogia Ross

6)Who is the tallest among them?

easy riddle

Suma is shorter than Uma, Neha is taller than Suma. Sudha is taller than Uma but shorter than Hema. Uma is taller than Neha.
Who is the tallest among them?
a) Hema b,Sudha c,Uma

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Also there is a point counting  system .those who achieve 100 points (by participating and answering  in the contest),will get an exciting  gift hamper too .   So let’s start posting answers !!

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The General knowledge today’s quiz contest winners are

Posted on 12 December 2012 by admin

General knowledge today’s  quiz contest answers  and the winners

(based on the quiz questions posted on 9th dec 2012 .)

The correct answers are

1-c
2-a ( ie 1 )
3-a
4-d
5-a
6-a
7-b

and the winners of the   contest are the following persons .

Congratulations to  Amit Chahal , RASHMI ,  JYOTI and Lovjeet Singh.

Well done!

we have sent an email from admin@generalknowledgetoday.com to the winners  email ids  requesting the postal address for sending  the gift /prizes.Kindly respond to our mail as as early possible,so we can dispatch the prizes at the earliest.

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Todays General Knowledge Quiz .Let’s Start Posting your answers !

Posted on 04 December 2012 by admin

1. In which of the following Oceans/ seas, lies the Sunda Trench?

(A)Pacific Ocean
(B)Indian Ocean
(C)Arabian Sea
(D)Atlantic Ocean

2. How much of longitude account for one hour?
(A)8 Degrees
(B)15 Degrees
(C)18 Degrees
(D)9 Degrees

3. Who was the author of ‘Common Sense’ , a revolutionary pamphlet of the American Revolution?
(A)Branford Clarke
(B)Thomas Paine
(C)William Hope Harvey
(D)George A. Nelson

4. What is the focal length of a concave lense with number -5D?
(A)5 cms
(B)10 cms
(C)20 cms
(D)25 cms

5. What is the number of “True Ribs” in human body?
(A)14
(B)16
(C)18
(D)22

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GK Today Quiz Contest .Answers with explanations

Posted on 04 December 2012 by admin

GK Today Quiz Contest .Answers with explanations

ANSWERS TO THE QUESTION OF THE DAY
asked on 24th November

1. Who said that “Parliamentary democracy means one individual and one vote”?

c) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

2.The political leader who worked in The ‘Marmic’ as a Cartoonist

Bal Thakkare

3.Which city is known as the Queen of Deccan

Pune

Pune is known as Queen of Deccan because of its  historical ,social , cultural and political improtance and its picturesqe    surroundings in the Deccan.
4.Which one of the following is a characteristic of oligopolistic industries?

c) Price rigidity

5. Which article empowers the Indian Parliament to formulate law on State List subjects?

d) 249
6. Which part of the Indian Constitution is associated with the provisions of citizenship?

a) II

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GK Today Quiz Contest .Answers with explanations

Posted on 24 November 2012 by admin

ANSWERS TO THE QUESTION OF THE DAY
asked on 20th November

1.Revolt of 1857. Lord Canning was the Governor-General of India at that time.

2.The Kiel Canal connects the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. The Canal goes between Brunsbüttel at the river Elbe and Holtenau in Kiel.

3. Azam Shah

Bibi Ka Maqbara is situated 5 km away from Aurangabad. Aurangazeb’s son, Prince Azam Shah built it in 1678 in the memory of his mother Begum Rabia Durani. This mausoleum is a replica of the famous Taj Mahal.

The chief architect of the monument is a Persian called Ustad – Ata – Ullah. The inscription on the walls of the tomb reveals that it cost precisely Rs. 665,283 and 7 Annas to build this monument.

4.FRENCH

5.World Press Freedom Day is celebrated annually on May 3rd

6.Sakkir hussain

7 .(C)500, 60

8.(B)An animal that resembles a plant

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IBPS

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IBPS Clerk CWE 2012 -Do you Know ?

Posted on 17 November 2012 by admin

About IBPS

Bank financial Competitive Admission Testing Learning Skill India Exercise Technology Banking Recruitment Talent Computer Educational Behavioral

Skills. The magnificence of IBPS has stood over 40 years. Working on international testing models like the ETS model, the Institute conducts a wide spectrum of activities in personnel selection both for promotion within and recruitment and selection from outside the organization.

Today, IBPS has become a body providing integrated end to end solutions for human resource management of client organizations. The Institute is equipped with its very own fleet of qualified personnel – people from the banking and insurance industry, psychology, information technology and educational measurement who have specialized in the testing process. Its various verticals include Client Relations, Design and Analysis, Research and Development, Processing and Technology Operations and Support Services. It also has its own technology infrastructure for data ware house and processing. It has state-of-the-art printing facility that is capable of printing over 100 thousand data booklets and answer sheets per day.

The Institute has the capability of testing simultaneously as many as 1 million candidates in 2000 venues across 200 centers (cities) in one session. In 2010-11 alone, IBPS was successful in screening over 10 million candidates for testing and filled approx. 79,236 vacancies for its client organizations besides testing of candidates for admission to academic institutes and certification for diplomas.

The official website address of IBPS

http://www.ibps.in/

 

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General Knowledge today’s Quiz .Let’s Start Posting your answers !

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General Knowledge today’s Quiz .Let’s Start Posting your answers !

Posted on 13 November 2012 by admin

1. Which among the following inert Gases is not present in our atmosphere?

(A) Neon
(B) Argon
(C) Krypton
(D) Xenon
(E) Radon

2.Which one of the following is not a rabi crop?

(A) Wheat
(B) Maize
(C) Grain
(D) Mustard

3.The Panchayati Raj is a?

(A) One-tier system
(B) Two-tier system
(C) Three-tier system
(D) Four-tier system

4. Who discovered Psycho analysis?

(A) Benjamin Franklin
(B) Sigmund Freud
(C) Dr.C.V.Raman
(D) Dr.Jack Lippes

5.Who discovered Railway Engine?

(A) Isac Newton
(B) Edison
(C) Stephenson
(D) Robert Whitehead

6.Who discovered Insulin?

(A) Dr.P.K.Sen
(B) Hahneman
(C) Alexander Fleming
(D) F.Banting

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General knowledge today’s Quiz questions of the day !

Posted on 05 November 2012 by admin

1.Which is the wrongly spelt word?

A)TUTION B)VACATION C)VACANCY D)VOCATION

2.’India in The New Millenium’ is the book written by ……………

( a) Shashi Taroor b) PC Alexander c) APJ Abdul Kalam
d) Nanden Nilekani

3.The first World Rabies Day is ————–

( a)  spetember 28 , ( b)  otobar 27 ,  ( c) may 4 , ( d) dec 22

4. Who was the first foreigner to receive Bharat Ratna Award?

( a) Nelson Mandela ( b)  Martin Luther ( c)  Alexander fleming ( d) Martin Crow

5. Word Power :
Choose the correctly spelt word
(a) Lisensee
(b) Licensee
(c) Licencee
(d) Laincensee

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gktoday quiz answers TO THE QUESTION OF THE DAY asked on 1st November

Posted on 03 November 2012 by admin

Which is the largest river  in India?
(a) Ganga
(b) Yamuna
(c) Vembanad
(d) Bhramaputhra

The correct answer is (a) The longest river in India is the Ganga. But the largest river in India is the Brahmaputra.

 

Improve your English now :

Select the phrase from below which can be used to replace the phrase within brackets :
(Have you not reached in time), we would have lost our lives.
(a) Did you not reach
(b) If you have not reached
(c) If you would not have reached
(d) Had you not reached
The correct answer is (d) Had you not reached.
Check your Word Power :
Find the wrongly spelt word.
(a) Penence
(b) Leisure
(c) Legitimate
(d) Parallel
The correct answer is  (a) Penence .it should be spelt as Penance
Penance definition : An act of self-mortification or devotion performed voluntarily to show sorrow for a sin or other wrongdoing.
Business Affairs for the day :
‘Business Correspondent’ model is launched to help customer of which of the following industries?
(a) Hotel
(b) Telecom
(c) Banking
(d) Airlines
The correct answer is (c) Banking.
It is a model initiated by the Reserve Bank of India.

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Todays General Knowledge Quiz.Post your answers as comments below!

Posted on 01 November 2012 by admin

QUESTIONS FOR THE DAY!

GK Question of the day :

Which is the largest river  in India?
(a) Ganga
(b) Yamuna
(c) Vembanad
(d) Bhramaputhra

Improve your English now :

Select the phrase from below which can be used to replace the phrase within brackets :
(Have you not reached in time), we would have lost our lives.
(a) Did you not reach
(b) If you have not reached
(c) If you would not have reached
(d) Had you not reached
Check your Word Power :
Find the wrongly spelt word.
(a) Penence
(b) Leisure
(c) Legitimate
(d) Parallel
Business Affairs for the day :
‘Business Correspondent’ model is launched to help customer of which of the following industries?
(a) Hotel
(b) Telecom
(c) Banking
(d) Airlines

The correct answers will be posted on tomorrow, along with a new set of challenging questions! Meanwhile, post your answers as comments below!

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Todays Quiz.Post your answers as comments below!

Posted on 26 October 2012 by admin

1. Who has won the first Swiss Ambassodor’s Award?

a) Yash Chopra

b) Sharuk khan

c) Vinodh Khanna

d) Manirathnam

2. Which of the following gases is used in cigarette lighters?
a) butane
b) argon
c) neon
d) hydrogen
3. Who built the mausoleum of Jahangir and where ?
a) shajahan at delhi
b) akbar at agra
c) humayun at deccan
d) Nur Jahan at Lahore
4. Who got the first Kelappaji Puraskaram?
a) Sarojini naidu
b) jaiprakash agarwal
c)  K. Karunakaran
d) vinobha bhave5. The East India Company established its first factory at

a) Mumbai
b) Pune
c) Kolkatta
d) Surat

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