Thursday, 19 October 2017

Books and Authors (PDF-4)

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1. Non-stop India --> Mark Tully

2. The Mad Tibetan: Stories from then and now --> Deepti Naval

3. Nirbasan --> Taslima Nasreen

4. The Best Thing About You is You --> Anupam Kher

5. Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World --> Dalai Lama

6. I Witness: Partial Observations --> Kapil Sibal

7. The Art of Living - A Guide to Contentment, Joy and Fulfilment --> Dalai Lama

8. Origins of Love --> Kishwar Desai

9. Pax Indica: India and the world of the 21st Century --> Dr. Shashi Tharoor

10. The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk --> Sudha Murthy

11. A Better India: A Better World --> NR Narayana Murthy

12. India - My Beloved --> Dominique Lapierre

13. Dare to Do: For the New Generation --> Kiran Bedi

14. Kashmir: The Unwritten History --> Christopher Snedden

15. Walking with Lions : Tales from a Diplomatic Past --> K Natwar Singh

16. The Hanging of Afzal Guru --> Arundhati Roy

17. The Shadow Of The Crescent Moon --> Fatima Bhutto

18. The Oath of the Vayuputras --> Amish Tripathi

19. The Great Gatsby --> F Scott Fitzgerald

20. I am Malala --> Malala Yousafzai

21. The Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin --> Benjamin

22. Franklin Long Walk to Freedom --> Nelson Mandela

Story Of my Experiments with truth --> Mahatma

23. Gandhi An autobiography of Agatha Christie --> Agatha Christie

24. Wings of Fire --> A P J Abdul Kalam

25. An autobiography --> Jawaharlal Nehru

26. Playing It My way --> Sachin Tendulkar

27. Straight From the Heart --> Kapil Dev

28. Story of my Life --> Hellen Keller

29. The Bandit Queen Of India --> Phoolan Devi

30. Truth Love and a Little Malice --> Khushwant Singh

31. Why I am an Atheist --> Bhagat Singh

32. Baburnama --> Babur

33. The autobiography of Malcolm X --> Malcolm X

34. Up From Slavery --> Robert T Washington

35. Unbroken --> Laura Hillenbrand

36. India: The Future is Now --> Shashi Tharoor

37. Go Set a Watchman --> Harper Lee

38. And Then One Day --> Naseeruddin Shah

39. Getting India Back on Track --> Ratan Tata

40. One Life is Not Enough --> Natwar Singh

41. Not Just an Accountant: The diary of the nation's conscience keeper --> Vinod Rai (Former CAG)

42. Half Lion: How PV Narsimha Rao transformed India --> Vinay Satpati

43. Who Moved my Interest Rate --> D. Subba Rao (Former RBI governor)

44. One Indian Girl --> Chetan Bhagat

45. Rebooting India - Realizing a Billion Aspirations --> Nandan Nilekani and Viral Shah

46. Mrs. Funnybones --> Twinkle Khanna

47. The Case that Shook India --> Prashant Bhushan

48. Lone Fox Dancing --> Ruskin Bond

49. Steve Jobs --> Walter Isaacson

50. The Rise Of Theodore Roosevelt --> Edmund Morris

51. The Wright Brothers --> David McCullough

52. Wild Swans --> Jung Chang

53. The Audacity Of hope --> Barack Obama

54. Tennessee Williams --> John Lahr

55. Open --> Andre Agassi

56. Napoleon --> Andrew Roberts

57. Guns and Thighs --> Ram Gopal Varma

58. An Unsuitable Boy --> Karan Johar with Poonam Saxena

59. Edge of Time --> Jean Piere Harrison

60. Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India --> Joseph Lelyveld

61. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer --> Siddhartha Mukherjee

62. Saraswati Park --> Anjali Joseph

63. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother --> Amy Chua

64. Beyond the Lines --> Kuldip Nayar

65. The Cuckoo's Calling --> Robert Galbraith

66. The Accidental Prime Minister --> Sanjaya Baru

67. The Substance and the Shadow --> Uday Tara Nayar

68. The Sense of an Ending --> Julian Barnes

69. Bring Up the Bodies --> Hillary Mantel

70. The Luminaries --> Elaneor Catton

71. The Narrow Road to the Deep North --> Richard Flanagan

72. A Brief History of Seven Killings --> Marlon James

73. The Sellout --> The Paul Beatty

74. Trying to Say Goodbye --> Adil Jussawalla

75. Chronicler of a Corpse Bearer --> Cyrus Mistry

76. The Lowland --> Jhumpa Lahiri

77. Sleeping on Jupiter --> Anuradha Roy

78. Who moved my interest rate --> Duvvuri Subba Rao

79. The Underground Railroad --> Colson Whitehead

80. The Mystery of Utmost Happiness --> Arundhati Roy

Awards & Honors GK (PDF-5)

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Dada Saheb Phalke Awards 2016 :

  • Sikander Kher --> Best Actor Male for Tere Bin Laden- Dead  or Alive
  • Richa Chaddha --> Best Actress Masaan
  • Sooraj Barjatya --> Best Memorable film “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
  • Shabana Azami --> Best Supporting actress “Neerja”
  • Annu Kapoor --> Best R.J.
  • Indra Krishnan --> Best Actress Female T.V.
  • Sameer Dharmadhakari --> Best Actor Male T.V
  • Deepak Dobriyal --> Best Supporting Actor “Tanu Weds Manu Returns
  • Shoojit Sarkar --> Best director  'Piku'
  • Amitabh Bhattacharya --> Best Lyrics “Dilwale”
  • Pritam --> Best Music “Dilwale”
  • Kamini Kaushal --> Life Time Achievement award
  • Bappi Lahiri --> Life Time Achievement award
  • Palak Muchal --> Best Singer Female
  • Rashmi Sharma --> Best Producer T.V.
  • Swaraj Singh --> Best Stage Actor
  • Sooraj Pancholi & Athiya Shetty --> Best Pair- Debut
  • Amit Khanna --> Best Photographer- Still Photography
  • Ganesh Acharya --> Best Choreographer

Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards 2016:

  • Sharodi Saikia --> Dance - Sattriya
  • Smt. Suguna Varadachari --> Carnatic Music - Vocal
  • Vidwan Lalgudi GJR Krishnan --> Carnatic Music - Instrumental (Violin)
  • Manoj Joshi --> Theatre - Acting
  • R.N. Tharanathan --> Carnatic Music - Vocal
  • Ranganayaki Jayaraman --> Dance - Bharatanatyam
  • K Kunhiraman Nair --> Dance - Kathakali
  • Mandakini Trivedi --> Dance - Mohiniattam
  • R.N. Thyagarajan --> Carnatic Music - Vocal
  • Brij Narayan --> Music - Instrumental (Sarod)
  • G Padmaja Reddy --> Dance - Kuchipudi
  • Mashkoor Ali Khan --> Hindustani Music - Vocal
  • Sadashiva Pradhan --> Dance - Chhau
  • Himani Shivpuri --> Theatre - Acting
  • Kartik Kumar --> Hindustani Music - Instrumental (Sitar)
  • Khuman Lal Saav --> Other Traditional / Folk / Tribal / Music / Dance and Theatre
  • Mushtaq Kak --> Theatre - Direction
  • Parvez Akhtar --> Theatre - Direction
  • Krishna Bisht --> Hindustani Music - Vocal
  • Chhaya khutegaonkar --> Other Traditional / Folk / Tribal / Music / Dance and Theatre
  • Gangmei Aluna Kabuini --> Other Traditional / Folk / Tribal / Music / Dance and Theatre
  • Maya Khutegaonkar --> Other Traditional / Folk / Tribal / Music / Dance and Theatre
  • S R D Prasad --> Other Traditional / Folk / Tribal / Music / D
  • Ramchandra Singh --> Other Traditional / Folk / Tribal / Music / Dance and Theatre
  • Ustad Sayeed Sabri- Jaipuri --> Other Traditional / Folk / Tribal / Music / Dance and Theatre
  • Pammi Bai --> Other Traditional / Folk / Tribal / Music / Dance and Theatre
  • Khem Raj --> Other Traditional / Folk / Tribal / Music

58th Annual Grammy Awards 2016 :

  • Record of the Year --> Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"
  • Album of the Year --> Taylor Swift, 1989
  • Best New Artist    Taylor Swift, 1989
  • Best Rock Performance --> Alabama Shakes, "Don't Wanna Fight"
  • Best Musical Theater Album --> Hamilton
  • Song of the Year --> Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"
  • Best Country Album --> Chris Stapleton, Traveller
  • Best Rap Album --> Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly
  • Best Pop Duo/Group Performance --> Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"
  • Best Rap/Sung Collaboration --> Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat
  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album --> Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap, The Silver Lining:
  • The Songs of Jerome Kern
  • Best Pop Solo Performance --> Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"
  • Best Rap Song --> Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"
  • Best Alternative Music Album --> Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color
  • Best Rock Album    Muse, Drones
  • Best Rap Performance --> Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"
  • Best Rock Song --> Alabama Shakes, "Don't Wanna Fight"
  • Best R&B Album --> D'Angelo and the Vanguard, Black Messiah
  • Best Urban Contemporary Album --> The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness
  • Best R&B Performance --> The Weeknd, "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)"
  • Best R&B Song --> D'Angelo and The Vanguard, "Really Love"
  • Best Traditional R&B Performance --> Lalah Hathaway, "Little Ghetto Boy"
  • Best Dance/Electronic Album --> Skrillex and Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü
  • Best Dance Recording --> Skrillex and Diplo With Justin Bieber,
  • "Where Are Ü Now"
  • Best Music Video --> Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"
  • Best Country Duo/Group Performance --> Little Big Town, "Girl Crush"
  • Best Country Song --> Little Big Town, "Girl Crush"
  • Best Music Film --> Amy Winehouse, Amy
  • Best Rap/Song Collaboration --> Common & John Legend, "Glory"
  • Best Pop Vocal Album --> Taylor Swift, 1989
  • Best Country Solo Performance --> Chris Stapleton, "Traveller"
  • Best Contemporary Christian Music Album --> Tobymac, This Is Not a Test
  • Best Roots Gospel Album    The Fairfield Four, Still Rockin' My Soul
  • Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album --> Pitbull, Dale
  • Best Latin Pop Album --> Ricky Martin, A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition)
  • Best Comedy Album --> Louis C.K., Live at Madison Square Garden
  • Best Spoken Word Album --> Jimmy Carter, A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
  • Score Soundtrack for Visual Media --> Birdman
  • Best Gospel Album --> Israel & Newbreed, Covered: Alive Is Asia [Live]
  • (Deluxe)
  • Best Gospel Performance/Song --> Kirk Franklin, "Wanna Be Happy?"
  • Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song --> Francesca Battistelli, "Holy Spirit"
  • Best Contemporary Classical Composition    Stephen Paulus, Paulus: Prayers & Remembrances
  • Best Classical Solo Vocal Album    Joyce DiDonato and Antonio Pappano, Joyce & Tony –
  • Live From Wigmore Hall
  • Best Classical Instrumental Solo --> Augustin Hadelich, "Dutilleux: Violin Concerto,
  • L'Arbre Des Songes"
  • Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance --> Eighth Blackbird, "Filament"
  • Best Choral Performance    Charles Bruffy, "Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil"
  • Best Opera Recording --> Saito Kinen Orchestra; SKF Matsumoto Chorus &
  • SKF Matsumoto Children's Chorus, "Ravel:
  • L'Enfant Et Les Sortilèges; Shéhérazade"
  • Producer of the Year, Classical    Judith Sherman
  • Best New Age Album --> Paul Avgerinos, Grace
  • Best Surround Sound Album --> Roger Waters, Amused to Death
  • Best Orchestral Performance --> Boston Symphony Orchestra,
  • "Shostakovich: Under Stalin's Shadow - Symphony No. 10"
  • Best Classical Compendium --> Giancarlo Guerrero, Paulus: Three Places of Enlightenment; Veil of Tears & Grand Concerto
  • Best Regional Roots Music Album    Jon Cleary, Go Go Juice
  • Best Folk Album    Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
  • Best Blues Album --> Buddy Guy, Born to Play Guitar
  • Best Bluegrass Album --> The Steeldrivers, The Muscle Shoals Recordings
  • Best Americana Album --> Jason Isbell, Something More Than Free
  • Best American Roots Song --> Jason Isbell, "24 Frames"
  • Best American Roots Performance    Mavis Staples, "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean"
  • Best Tropical Latin Album --> Rubén Blades With Roberto Delgado & Orchestra,
  • Son De Panamá
  • Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano) --> Los Tigres Del Norte,Realidades - Deluxe Edition
  • Best Children's Album --> Tim Kubart, Home
  • Best World Album --> Angélique Kidjo, Sings
  • Best Reggae Album --> Morgan Heritage, Strictly Roots
  • Best Latin Jazz Album --> Eliane Elias, Made in Brazil
  • Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album:    Maria Schneider, The Thompson Fields
  • Best Jazz Instrumental Album --> John Scofield, Past Present
  • Best Jazz Vocal Album --> Cécile McLorin Salvant, For One to Love
  • Best Surround Sound Album --> James Guthrie and Joel Plante, Amused To Death
  • Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical --> Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars,
  • "Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix)"
  • Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical --> Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color

Awards & Honors GK (PDF-4)

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Padma Shri Award Winners:

  • Basanti Bisht --> Art-Music
  • Chemanchery Kunhiraman Nair --> Art-Dance
  • Aruna Mohanty --> Art-Dance
  • Bharathi Vishnuvardhan --> Art-Cinema
  • Sadhu Meher --> Art-Cinema
  • T K Murthy --> Art-Music
  • Laishram Birendrakumar Singh --> Art-Music
  • Krishna Ram Chaudhary --> Art-Music
  • Baoa Devi --> Art-Painting
  • Tilak Gitai --> Art-Painting
  • Aekka Yadagiri Rao --> Art-Sculpture
  • Jitendra Haripal --> Art-Music
  • Kailash Kher --> Art-Music
  • Parassala B Ponnammal --> Art-Music
  • Sukri Bommagowda --> Art-Music
  • Mukund Nayak --> Art-Music
  • Purushottam Upadhyay --> Art-Music
  • Anuradha Paudwal --> Art-Music
  • Wareppa Naba Nil --> Art-Theatre
  • Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdary --> Civil Service
  • T.K. Viswanathan --> Civil Service
  • Kanwal Sibal --> Civil Service
  • Birkha Bahadur Limboo Muringla --> Literature & Education
  • Eli Ahmed --> Literature & Education
  • Narendra Kohli --> Literature & Education
  • G. Venkatasubbiah --> Literature & Education
  • Akkitham Achyuthan Namboothiri --> Literature & Education
  • Kashi Nath Pandita --> Literature & Education
  • Chamu Krishna Shastry --> Literature & Education
  • Harihar Kripalu Tripathi --> Literature & Education
  • Michel Danino --> Literature & Education
  • Punam Suri --> Literature & Education
  • VG Patel --> Literature & Education
  • V Koteswaramma --> Literature & Education
  • Balbir Dutt --> Literature & Education-Journalism
  • Bhawana Somaaya --> Literature & Education-Journalism
  • Vishnu Pandya --> Literature & Education-Journalism
  • Subroto Das --> Medicine
  • Bhakti Yadav --> Medicine
  • Mohammed Abdul Waheed --> Medicine
  • Madan Madhav Godbole --> Medicine
  • Devendra Dayabhai Patel --> Medicine
  • Harkishan Singh --> Medicine
  • Mukut Minz --> Medicine
  • Arun Kumar Sharma --> Others-Archaeology
  • Sanjeev Kapoor --> Others-Culinary
  • Meenakshi Amma --> Others-Martial Art
  • Genabhai Dargabhai Patel --> Others-Agriculture
  • Chandrakant Pithawa --> Science & Engineering
  • Ajoy Kumar Ray --> Science & Engineering
  • Chintakindi Mallesham --> Science & Engineering
  • Jitendra Nath Goswami --> Science & Engineering
  • Daripalli Ramaiah --> Social Work
  • Girish Bhardwaj --> Social Work
  • Karimul Hak --> Social Work
  • Bipin Ganatra --> Social Work
  • Nivedita Raghunath Bhide --> Social work
  • Appasaheb Dharmadhikari --> Social Work
  • Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal --> Social Work
  • Virat Kohli --> Sports-Cricket
  • Shekar Naik --> Sports-Cricket
  • Vikasa Gowda --> Sports-Discus Throw
  • Deepa Malik --> Sports-Athletics
  • Mariyappan Thangavelu --> Sports-Athletics
  • Dipa Karmakar --> Sports-Gymnastics
  • P. R. Shreejesh --> Sports-Hockey
  • Sakshi Malik --> Sports-Wrestling
  • Mohan Reddy Venkatrama Bodanapu --> Trade & Industry
  • Imrat Khan (NRI/PIO) --> Art-Music
  • Anant Agarwal (NRI/PIO) --> Literature & Education
  • H.R. Shah (NRI/PIO) --> Literature & Education-Journalism
  • Suniti Solomon (Posthumous) --> Medicine
  • Asoke Kumar Bhattacharyya (Posthumous) --> Others-Archaeology
  • Dr. Mapuskar (Posthumous) --> Social Work
  • Anuradha Koirala (Foreigner) --> Social Work

National Bravery Awards 2016:

  • Abhijit KV --> General National Bravery Award
  • Bhimsen --> General National Bravery Award
  • Beedhovan --> General National Bravery Award
  • Joena Chakbraborty --> General National Bravery Award
  • Chongtham Kuber Meitei --> General National Bravery Award
  • Maurice Yengkhom --> General National Bravery Award
  • Sarwanand Saha --> General National Bravery Award
  • Muhammad Shamnad --> General National Bravery Award
  • Shivampet Ruchitha --> Geeta Chopra Award
  • Mohit Mahdenrda Dalvi --> General National Bravery Award
  • Vaibhav Ramesh Ghangare --> General National Bravery Award
  • Nilesh Revaram Bhil --> General National Bravery Award
  • Sai Krishna Akhil Kilambi --> General National Bravery Award
  • Dishant Mehndiratta --> General National Bravery Award
  • Anandu Dillep --> General National Bravery Award
  • Kashish Dhanani --> General National Bravery Award
  • Nithin Philip Mathew --> General National Bravery Award
  • Shivansh Singh --> Bharat Award
  • Gaurav Kawduji Sahastrabuddhe --> Bharat Award
  • Abinash Mishra --> General National Bravery Award
  • Angelica Tynsong --> General National Bravery Award
  • Arjun Singh --> Sanjay Chopra Award
  • Aromal SM --> Bapu Gaidhani Award
  • Ramdinthara --> Bapu Gaidhani Award
  • Rakeshbhai Shanabhai Patel --> Bapu Gaidhani Award

The Asian Awards 2016:

  • Mother Teresa --> Founder's Award
  • Anil Agarwal --> Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Shri Prakash Lohia --> Business Leader of the Year
  • Son-Heung-Min --> Outstanding Achievement in Sports
  • Naughty Boy --> Outstanding Achievement in Music
  • Kunal Nayyar --> Outstanding Achievement in Television
  • Shuji Nakamura --> Outstanding Achievement in Science and Technology
  • Asif Khapadia --> Outstanding Achievement in Cinema
  • Osman Yousefzada --> Outstanding Achievement in Art & Design
  • Rami Ranger --> Outstanding Contribution to the Community
  • Vikram  patel --> Chivas Social Entrepreneur of the Year

Awards & Honors GK (PDF-3)

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1. Lifetime Achievement Award at Dubai International Film Festival - Rekha (Veteran actress)

2. The world's third largest startup base --> India (US and UK stands in the first and second position respectively)

3. Rio Paralympics silver medalist, who honored with Rs. 4 crore cash reward by P Narendra Modi --> Deepa Malik

4. German Green Talent Award --> Shamik Chowdhury (Indian researcher)

5. Prestigious award for outstanding work in the field of e-governance at the 'State of the States Conclave 2016' --> Haryana government

6. The highest-paid woman in music for 2016 in Forbes’ annual list. --> Taylor Swift

7. Rashtriya Kalidas Samman by Madhya Pradesh Government --> Raj Bisaria and Banshi Kaul

8. La Liga's best player for 2015-16 season --> Cristiano Ronaldo

9. Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award --> Amitav Ghosh

10. Reporters without Borders (RSF)-TV5 Monde prize’ --> Hadi Abdullah

11. Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Governance for year 2016 --> Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)

12. Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award at the ATP awards --> Roger Federer

13. Uttarakhand Ratna award --> Harish Rawat (Uttarakhand Chief Minister)
14. Goldsmiths Prize --> Mike McCormack (Solar Bones author)

15. ‘Doodle 4 Google’ 2016 contest --> Anvita Prashant Telang ( fromPune )

16. Global Citizen Award --> Imtiaz Sooliman

17. Tata Literature Live! Poet Laureate Award 2016 --> Gulzar (Lyricist-writer)

18. World's best airline for the 4th consecutive year --> Air New Zealand

19. The oldest woman to Space --> Peggy Whitson (NASA astronaut, at an age of 56 years)

20. Winner of SumitraCharat Ram Award for lifetime achievement in the field of Indian classical music --> Pt Hari Prasad Chourasia (Noted flautist)

21. Winner of the prestigious Mother Teresa International Award --> Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, by the Mumbai-based NGO Harmony Foundation.)

22. 'Artist of the Year' at the 2016 American Music Awards (AMAs) --> Ariana Grande (Singer)

23. 'Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock' at the 2016 American Music Awards (AMAs) --> Selena Gomez

24. 'Video of the Year' award at the 2016 American Music  --> Justin Bieber (for his track 'Sorry')
25. first World Sanskrit Award --> Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (Princess of Thailand)

26. International Maritime Organization (IMO) Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea --> Captain Radhika Menon

27. International Press Freedom Award --> Malini Subramaniam (Indian Journalist, for her reporting from the Naxal-infested Bastar area)

28. Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize --> Akshaya Mukul (Senior journalist, for his book "Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India")

29. Winner of 10th Asia Pacific Screen Award in Best Actor Category --> Manoj Bajpayee (Bollywood actor)

30. Winner of at the prestigious UNESCO Salon Youth Video Competition 2016 --> 'Magical Piano', a short film by the Toonz Media Group (Dr Avaneesh, Head of Development, Toonz Media Group received the award from Salon Films Chairman Fred Wang)

31. Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) ‘Distinguished Indologist’ Award --> Prof. Yu Long Yu (Chinese professor)

32. Golden Peacock award at the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) --> Iranian film “Daughter” (directed by Reza Mirkarimi)

List of Arjuna Awards Winners List 2016

  1. Ajinkya Rahane - Cricket
  2. Amit Kumar - Wrestling
  3. Apurvi Chandela - Shooting
  4. Gurpreet Singh - Shooting
  5. Sandeep Singh Maan - Para Atheletics
  6. Shiva Thapa - Boxing
  7. Sourav Kothari - Billiards & Snooker
  8. Soumyajit Ghosh - Table Tennis
  9. Ritu Rani - Hockey
  10. Subrata Pal - Football
  11. Rajat Chauhan - Archery
  12. Raghunath Vokkaliga - Hockey
  13. Lalita Babar - Athletics
  14. Virender Singh - Wrestling
  15. Vinesh Phogat - Wrestling

Dhronacharya Awards Winners List 2016

  1. Shri Nagapuri Ramesh - Athletics
  2. Shri Sagar Mal Dhayal - Boxing
  3. Shri Raj Kumar Sharma - Cricket
  4. Shri Bishweshwar Nandi - Gymnastics
  5. Shri S. Pradeep Kumar - Swimming (Lifetime)
  6. Shri Mahabir Singh - Wrestling (Lifetime)

Padma Vibhushan Awards

  1. Awardee - Field of Prominence
  2. Sharad Pawar - Public Affairs
  3. Murli Manohar Joshi - Public Affairs
  4. P.A. Sangma (posthumous) - Public Affairs
  5. Sunder Lal Patwah (posthumous) - Public Affairs
  6. K.J.Yesudas - Art - Music
  7. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev - Others - Spiritualism
  8. Udipi Ramachandra Rao - Science & Engineering

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Abbreviations (PDF-5)

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1. NEFT --> National Electronic Funds Transfer

2. GDP --> Gross Domestic Product

3. CTR --> Cash Transaction Receipt

4. CTS --> Cheque Truncation System

5. ATM --> Automated Teller Machine

6. AAA --> Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

7. Ab --> Abortion

8. ADT --> Active Death Therapy

9. AIMS --> Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale

10. AMIC --> Advanced Medical Imaging Center

11. ICU --> Intensive Care Unit

12. AIDs --> Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

13. VAT --> Value Added Tax

14. NPV --> Net Present Value

15. BAU --> Business As Usual

16. CEO --> Chief Executive Officer

17. COO --> Chief Operating Officer

18. HRD --> Human Resource Development

19. IMF --> International Monetary fund 

20. MAC --> Media Access Control

21. LED --> Light Emitting Diode

22. J2EE --> Java 2 Enterprise Edition

23. ISDN --> Integrated Services Digital Network

25. GUI --> Graphical User Interface

25. FIFO --> First In First Out

26. DNS --> Domain Name System

27. DBA --> Data Base Administrator

28. CRM --> Customer Relationship Management

29. COBOL --> Common Business Oriented Language

30. CISC --> Complex Instruction Set Computer

31. RISC --> Reduced Instruction Set Computer

32. CDMA --> Code Division Multiple Access

33. BIOS --> Basic Input Output System

34. URL --> Uniform Resource Locator

35. 3D --> Three Dimensional

36. 4G --> Fourth Generation

37. ACK --> Acknowledgement

38. API --> Application Programming Interface

39. ASCII --> American Standard Code for Information Interchange

40. ASP --> Application Service Provider / Active Server Pages

41. CAPTCHA --> Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart

42. COMPUTER --> Common Operating Machine particularly Used for Trade, Education and Research

43. JPEG --> Joint Photographic Experts Group

44. JVM --> Java Virtual Machine

45. RACF --> Resource Access Control Facility

46. EMD --> Exact Match Domain

47. NET --> Network Service Providers

48. CGI --> Common Gateway Interface

49. LAN --> Local Area Network

50. WAN --> Wide Area Network

Geography – GK (PDF-5)

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1. The percentage of the incident radiation reflected back to space is called --> planet's albedo

2. The planets with no natural satellites (reported so far) are --> Mercury and Venus

3. The relative abundance of dissolved salts in seawater in descending order is --> chlorine, sodium, sulphate, magnesium, calcium, potassium

4. The process that involves the eroded material being dissolved and carried along in water as individual ions is called --> solution

5. The pyramidal peaks that form when several cirques chisel a mountain form three more sides are called --> horns

6.The propagation of radio signals is greatly influence by --> ionosphere

7. The process of capture of precipitation by the plant canopy and its subsequent return to the atmosphere is called --> interception

8. The river situated along the border between the USA and Mexico is --> the Rio Grande

9. The planet that takes the highest time for completing a rotation is --> Venus

10. The rock formations that cannot store groundwater are called --> aquicludes

11. The pedogenic process associated with poor drainage and which involves the accumulation of organic matter in the upper layers of the soil is called --> gleisation
12. The second largest island (next to Greenland) in the world is --> New Guinea

13. The tide of minimum rise is called --> low tide
14. The unit of the light year is used for measuring --> distance between bodies in the universe
15. The snow line on the northern side of greater Himalayas range about --> 5,500 to 6,000 metres
16. The strongest bonds exist between the particles found within --> igneous rocks

17. The subatomic particles arriving from outer space having high energy are called --> cosmic rays

18. Which is most useful for measuring the shortest distance between two places on the earth and path between them? --> Globe

19. The temperature inversion is --> whenever the normal decrease of atmospheric temperature or moisture or both change with height over a short vertical interval
20. The thickness of biosphere is --> 8-10 km above the earth's surface

21. The soil found in areas of heavy rainfall and high humidity, where there is good growth of vegetation is --> peat and marshy soil

22. The tide produced when the moon and the sun are at right angles to the earth, thus pulling in opposite directions, is called --> neap tide

23. The soils whose parent material tend to be rich in sand are --> spodsols

24. The sidereal month may be defined as --> the period in which the moon completes an orbit around the earth and returns to the same positions in the sky

25. The soil used for cutting bricks, use in the construction of houses is --> laterite soil

26. The time difference between each side of the International Date line is --> 24 hours

27. The term used to describe the combined effect of all shortwave losses in --> earth albedo

28. The time interval between one vernal equinox and the next is nearest to which of the following figures? --> 365 days

29. The smallest division of geological time scale is --> stage

30. The third world includes about 120 countries of --> Asia, Africa and Central America

31. The sediment deposited at the base of the glacier is called --> till

32. The sequence of layers of atmosphere from earth to upwards is --> troposphere, tropopause, stratosphere, stratopause, mesosphere, mesopause, ionosphere(thermosphere, thermopause, exosphere)
33. The tunnel that connects France and Italy is --> Mont Blanc Tunnel

34. The tropical cyclones with maximum sustained surface winds of 33 ms are called --> hurricane

35. The tide produced as a consequence of the moon and the sun pulling the earth in the same direction is called --> spring tide

36. The short term variations of the atmosphere, ranging from minutes to months are called --> weather

37. The temperature needed to keep the earth's surface and the atmosphere in thermal equilibrium is called --> the mean global surface temperature

38. The smallest annual temperature range occurs in the --> equatorial tropical climate zone
39. The steady or initial phase of the magnetic storms is --> preceded by storm sudden commencement

40. The texture of a soil refers to --> the size distribution of the mineral particles composing the soil

41. The southernmost part of the world is --> Cape of Horn, S. America

42. The soils common to the south eastern USA are called --> ultisols
43. The term 'flora' in the context of natural vegetation refers to --> plants of a particular region or period, listed by species and considered as a group

44. The term 'Abyssal refers to --> deeper parts of the oceans

45. The spring season in the north temperate zone is when --> the sun is directly overhead the equator
46. The tropical easterlies wind lie at --> 0-30? latitude

47. The tertiary winds on the north of the Alps (Europe) are called --> the foehn

48. The shape of earth is --> oblate spheroid

49. The spiral flow in a stream caused by channel shape is called --> helical flow
50. The temperature increases rapidly after --> ionosphere

51. The southern Deccan area is in a rain shadow and receives only --> 50 to 1000 mm of rainfall a year

52. The second largest continent in the world is --> Africa

53. The south temperature zone is a region lying between --> the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic circle

54. The type of soil needed for rice is --> rich , muddy and saturated with water

55. The study of day-to-day variations in weather called is called --> meteorology

56. The snow line of the Rocky Mountains of the USA is about --> 3 km above sea level

57. The smallest glaciers are --> mountain or alpine glaciers

58. The shortest day (longest night) in the southern hemisphere is --> June 21

59. The tropical and temperate deserts of the world, occupy nearly ____ of the land surface of the worlds. --> (1/7) th

60. The time at a place is determined by --> the parallels of longitude

61. The smallest state, population wise, in the world is --> Vatican City

62. The term 'regur' refers to --> black cotton soils

63. The tropical cyclones do not occur to the equator because of --> weak coriolis force

64. The study of soils is called --> pedology

65. The troughs of the waves are where the jet stream of waves is closest to the --> equator

66. The two 'equinoxes' take place respectively in the months of --> March and September

67. The typical soil of tropical region, formed by the weathering of laterite rock, which promotes leaching of the soil is --> laterite soils

68. The smallest country of the world is --> Vatican city
69.The transverse, longitudinal and surface waves in an earthquake originate from --> the focus within the body of the earth

70. The slow down slope movement of soil and sediment because of frost heaving and thawing is called --> frost creep

71. The uppermost epoch of the Neogene period is --> the Pliocene epoch

72. The Suez canal connects the --> Mediterranean sea and the Red sea

73. The sulphites are a mineral group that contain one or more metallic elements in combination with the sulphate compound ____ --> SO4

74. The three recognized major fishing grounds of the world are located in the --> northern hemisphere only

75. The time interval from when the given star passes directly overhead to when it next passed directly overhead, is defined as --> one sidereal day

76. The transport of warm air toward the poles and cold air toward the equator is due to --> the development of waves rt

Geography - GK (PDF-4)

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1. The longest era of the classification of the history of earth is --> Pre-Cambrian era

2. The most obvious effect of pressure on rocks is --> the reorientation of mineral crystals
3. The longest day (shortest night) in the southern hemisphere is --> December 22

4. The main watershed of most of the peninsular river lies in the --> Western Ghats

5. The longest epoch of the tertiary period is --> Eocene

6. The main percentage of the volume of water in the hydrosphere is in --> oceans and seas

7. The major countries of central America are --> Belize, Costa Rica, Panama

8. The mean radius of the earth is approximately --> 6,400 km

9. The moon orbits the earth at a mean distance approximately --> 0.384 million km

10. The mica belt of the Himalayas, the major part of it is situated in --> Bihar

11. The maximum soil fertility occurs in the pH range of --> 6.0 to 7.2

12. The major graphite producing country is --> China

13. The middle latitude extends between --> 23(1/2)? and 66? in both the hemispheres

14. The major control over the form of the developing slope is exerted by --> balance between inputs and outputs from the hill slope system

15.The mean distance of the earth from the sun is approximately --> 149,502,000 km

16. The most recent and logical concept regarding the origin of ocean basins and continents is that of --> continental data

17. The mountains which come into being after the continental drift started, with the break up of the large land mass of pangola are --> young mountains

18. The main objective of multi-purpose river projects are --> The low latitude zone of globe extends between

19. The lowest point, on land, in the world is --> Dead sea, Jordan/Israel
20. The most explosive type of volcano is --> the caldera

21. The mean basin area of successive ordered streams formed a linear relationship when graphed. This statement is given by --> law of basin areas

22. The magnetosphere becomes unstable during the magnetic storms during a period of --> main phase

23. The metamorphism which involves the chemical replacement of elements in rock minerals when gases and liquids permute into bedrock is called --> metasomatic metamorphism

24. The most important force that provide resistance to particles towards entertainment is --> frictional resistance

25. The main vegetation of the steppe type climatic regions is --> coniferous forests
26. The longest ship canal in the world is the --> St. Laurence Seaway (USA and Canada)

27. The luminous coloured ring, surrounding the sun is called the --> corona

28. The lowermost and the oldest epoch of the Tertiary Period of geologic time is --> Palaeocene
29. The minor planets revolving between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars are called --> Asteroids

30. The production of wheat has increased mainly due to --> increase in yield per hectare

31. The northern portion of the western coastal plain is called --> Konkan plain

32. The Palaeozoic era contains ____ time periods. --> 6

33. The rainfall in the peninsular interior averages about --> 650 mm a year

34. The process that creates the deep oceanic trenches is called --> plate tectonics

35. The points in the ecliptic farthest north and south of the celestial equator are called --> summer and winter solstices

36. The river Sutlej, on which the Bhakra Dam has been built, originates from --> Rakas lake in Tibet

37. The obscuring of one celestial body by another, particularly that of the sun or a planetary satellite --> eclipse

38. The process where the particle moves from the surface to the medium in quick, continuous, repeated cycles is called --> saltation

39. The rate at change of temperature is called --> temperature gradient

40. The ridges of the waves are where the jet stream of waves closes to the --> poles

41. The planets called the inner planets, are --> Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars
42. The place where material is excavated when the zone of maximum stream velocity approaches the stream's bed is called --> scoured pools

43. The Rhine river of northern Europe empties into --> the North sea

44. The panama canal links --> North America with South America

45. The phosphate are a group of minerals of one or more metallic elements chemically associated with the phosphate compound ____ --> silicates

46. The process of soil development is called --> pedogenesis

47. The process that directs precipitation down plant branches and stems is called --> stem flow

48. The polar diameter is ____ to the equatorial diameter. --> less

49. The phosphate are a group of minerals of one or more metallic elements chemically associated with the phosphate compound ____ --> PO4

50. The ratio of land to ocean in the southern hemisphere is --> 1 to 4

51. The river Jordan drains into the --> Dead Sea

52. The planet with the maximum number of natural satellites (moons), so far discovered is --> Jupiter

53. The progressive wave theory regarding of tides was put forth by --> William Whewell

54. The percentage of sun's radiation reflected back into space is about --> 36%

55. The reaction between compounds and oxygen is called --> oxidation

56. The region that has a typical dispersed rural settlement pattern is the --> Kerala coastal plain
57. The religion of Afghanistan is --> Islam
58. The plants of which of the following crops are highly sensitive to frost? --> Cotton
59. The R-horizon of soil horizon consists of --> unweathered bedrock

60. The original landmass, pangola split into --> Laurissa in the north and Godwanaland in the south

61. The part of continental margin that is structurally a part of continent? --> Continental shelf, Continental Slope

62. The oldest rocks found in ocean basins are ____ than the oldest continental rocks. --> larger

63. The Plio-Pleistocene boundary lies about ____ years ago, at the beginning of the interval of warming after the last Pleistocene glaciations. --> 10,000

64. The periods of different eras are further divided into --> stages

65. The radiation belts are zones in space around the --> Earth, Jupiter and Saturn

66. The right ascension is the equivalent of longitude on the celestial sphere, and it is given in the units of --> time-hours, minutes and seconds

67. The number of a topographic map is 47A/16/NW. Its scale must be --> 1 : 25,000

68. The ozone layer at high altitude contains --> mixture of atomic oxygen (O), ordinary oxygen (O2) and Ozone (O3)

69. The process of particle detach ment by moving glacial ice is called --> plucking

70. The process that may cause physical weathering or mechanical rupture are --> abrasion, crystallization, pressure release

71. The plants grown in equatorial regions include --> evergreen dense forests, rubber trees, groundnuts

72. The reaction is carbonate and bicarbonate ions with mineral is called --> carbonation

73. The Palaeozoic era starts at ____ million years ago and ends at ____ million years ago. --> 570, 225

74. The process of destruction or dying of fronts is called --> frontolysis

75. The part of the earth and thin layer of air above its surface, which support life on earth, are referred to as --> biosphere

76. The products of ____ are a major source of sediments for erosion and ____ --> weathering, deposition

77. The planets that are called superior planets are --> Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto

78. The periodic rise and fall of the sea level on the earth, gives rise to tides. This is related to --> the position of the moon with reference to the earth and the gravitational pull exerted mainly by the moon and partly by the sun

79. The northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere are separated by --> the plane of the equator

80. The phenomenon of an opening occurring in the earth's surface through which a jet of hot water and steam is forces out at irregular intervals is called --> geyser

81. The polar Easterlies lie at --> 60-90? latitude

82. The ratio of the weight of water vapour to the total weight of air (including the water vapor) is called --> specific humidity

83. The process that creates a sub layer, which is white to gray in colour and composes of silica sand in the A horizon is called --> podsolosation

84. The region of three W's that is wheat, wool and wine is --> mediterranean climatic regions

85. The process that explains the recent changes in the height of sea level in coastal areas of eastern and northern Canada and Scandinavi is --> isostasy
86. The platform and the basement rock together form --> craton
87. The ocean water is saline due to --> evaporation of its surface, volume of fresh water added by rainfall

88. The process of evaporation of water in nature is one of the basic components of the hydrological cycle. The other process that is considered to be essential for the completion of hydrological cycle is the --> movement of water vapour in the atmosphere
89. The Pyrenees mountains are located on the border between ____ and ____ --> France, Spain

90. The original founders of Common wealth of Independent States, in December 1991, are --> Russia, Ukraine and Byelorus

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1. The headquarters of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), formed out of erstwhile USSR, is at --> Minsk in Byelorussia

2. The import of crude oil and petroleum done from national oil companies of producer countries, which have a net exportable surplus of oil is by --> term contracts

3. The hunting and gathering economy can support only --> 1 person per sq. km

4. The largest gulf in the world is --> Gulf of Mexico

5. The imaginary axis at which the earth rotates remains inclined at an angle of ____ to the plane of earth's orbit. --> 66 1/2 °

6. The last major glacial period began about 2,000,000 years before present and is commonly known as --> Pleistocene or ice age

7. The important mountains of Europe include --> Alps, Carpathians, Pyrenees, Apennines

8. The largest fresh water lake of Africa, area wise is --> lake Victoria

9. The latitude 'AA' on the map represents the --> Equator

10. The largest production of mica in Asia is from --> India

11. The imaginary line on the earth's surface, which closely follows the 180 º meridian, is called the --> International Date Line

12. The heavier silicates named as 'Sima' or silica + magnesium are most abundant in the --> ocean floors

13. The highest mountains in Africa, which is not part of any mountains chain, is --> Mt. Kilimanjaro

14. The layer of the earth, immediately below the crust, is called --> outer mantle

15. The greatest variety of animal and plant species is fund in --> tropical moist forests

16. The highest sand dunes are found is --> the Sahara desert

17. The languages used in China is --> Chinese, English

18. The Ice age ended about ____ years ago. --> 14,000

19. The island state of Australia is --> Tasmania

20. The initial increase of magnetic field in magnetic storms is caused --> when the shock wave, associated with the gusty solar wind, compresses the magnetosphere

21. The landforms that are influences by several process namely, weathering, erosion, deposition are known as --> polygenetic landforms
22. The latitude of a place expresses its angular position relative to the plane of --> equator
23. The hot and cold deserts together occupy nearly ____ land area of the world --> 1/3rd

24. The largest country of the world by geographical area is --> Russia

25. The largest fish exporting region in the world is --> the north-east atlantic region

26. The least explosive type of volcano is called --> Basalt plateau

27. The largest gold producing country in the world(in 2006) is --> South Africa

28. The ionosphere includes --> thermosphere and exosphere

29. The largest glaciers are --> continental glaciers

30. The groundwater can become confined between two impermeable layers. This type of enclosed water is called --> artesian

31. The temperature increases rapidly after --> ionosphere

32. The iron and steel industries of which of the following countries are almost fully dependent on imported raw materials? --> Japan

33. The intersecting lines drawn on maps and globes are --> geographic grids

34. The great Victoria Desert is located in --> Australia

35. The higher the wind speed and the longer the fetch or distance of open water across which the wind blows and waves travel, the ____ waves and the ____ energy they process. --> larger, more
36. The latitudinal differences in pressure delineate a number of major pressure zones, which correspond with --> zones of climate

37. The Homolographic projection has the correct representation of --> distance

38. The highest mountain peak of Oceania is --> Puncak Jaya, Indonesia
39. The highest and lowest values of a weather element observed over the entire period of record are --> absolute extremes

40. The largest city in Latin America is --> Mexico city
41. The horizontal of soil profile is composed of --> weathered parent material that is not affected by translocation and organic modification

42. The ionosphere contains ionized air that protects the earth from --> the falling meteorites

43. The land forms that are created by massive earth movements due to place tectonics are called --> structural land forms

44. The largest continent in the world is --> Asia

45. The gulf that separates Finland and Sweden in Europe is --> the Gulf of Bothnia

46. The ground water that occurs when flow of the subterranean water is not confined by the presence of impermeable layers is called --> unconfined groundwater

47. The limit beyond which the stars suffer internal collapse is called the --> Chandrasekhar limit

48. The largest part of our hydrosphere is --> Pacific ocean

49. The island of Sri Lanka formerly known as --> Ceylon

50. The islands of Seychelles are located in the --> Indian Ocean
51. The hot, dry wind on the east or leeward side of the Rocky mountains (North America) is called --> the Chinook

52. The length of the day is determined in --> astronomical units

53. The islands with coral covered surfaces in Bay of Bengal are --> Nicobar islands

54. The infrared radiation by sun are strongly absorbed by --> carbon dioxide

55. The highest mountains on earth namely Mount Everest, K2, Kanchenjanga are located in --> the greater Himalayas

56. The HBJ Upgradation project, upgraded the capacity of HBJ pipeline from 18.2 MM SC MD to --> 33.4 MM SC MD

57. The heavy day soils that show significant expansion and contraction due to the presence or absence of moisture is called --> vertisols

58. The Himalayan mountain system belongs to which of the following? --> Fold mountains

59. The highest average salinity amongst the following seas is reported from --> Dead Sea

60. The leading state in producing paper is --> West Bengal

61. The iron ore mined at Bailadila is mostly --> haematite

62. The group of minerals chemically containing hydrocarbons is --> organic group

63. The highest degree of concentration of mineral deposits are found in --> northeastern zone

64. With the disintegration of USSR in end 1991, comprised of ____ Union Republics. --> 15

65. The habitats valuable for commercially harvested species are called --> sea grass bed

66. The landmass of which of the following continents is the least? --> Australia

67. The minimum values of annual receipts of solar radiation occur at --> the arctic

68. The magnetic field of earth, Magnetosphere expands to about --> 64,000 km above the earth's surface

69. The moon's volume is about ____ that of earth. --> 1/50 th

70. The minerals resources of north-eastern zone include --> coal, Fe, Mn, Cu, Mica, U, diamond

71. The main factor determining a region's climate is --> latitude

72. The magnetic field generated due to magnetic storm is directed in the ____ direction to the earth's main field. --> opposite

73. The model that describes how various geological processes create, modify and influence rock is called --> rock cycle

74. The mountains that separate European and Arctic Russia are --> the Urals

75. The most well known member of halick group is --> Halite

76. The main examples of Rabi crop are --> wheat, barley, peas, rapeseed, mustard, grams

77. The monetary currency of Greece is called (prior to Jan 1, 2002). --> drachma
78. The most notable example of a tectonic valley is that of the --> Kashmir valley

79. The most densely populated regions in the world are --> the monsoon climatic regions
80. The most salty sea in the world is --> Dead sea

81. The mean surface temperature of the sun is estimated to be of the prder of --> 5500ºC

82. The model which explains the various types of igneous rocks --> Bowens reaction series

83. The main percentage of the volume of water in the hydrosphere is in --> oceans and seas
84. The main period of Mesozoic era include --> Triassic period, Jurassic period and cretaceous period

85. The main dividing line between the geological regions of the Indo Gangetic plain and the peninsula is --> the Vindhya range

86. The movement of particles by rolling, sliding and shuffling along the eroded surface is called --> traction

87. The most pleasant elements i.e. summer temperatures rarely above 40º and winters are fairly mild, occur in the --> temperature mid-latitude zone
88. The major crops found in Sudan are --> maize, cotton, bananas, groundnut
89. The major cause of species extinction is --> habitat loss and degradation
90. The monsoon climatic regions are --> South-east Asia including Australia, Africa, America
91. The longest river in the Common wealth of independent states is the --> Volga river

92. The most important factor that is affecting all the chemical weathering processes is --> climate

93. The low heating capacity of which of the types of coal reduces its value as an industrial fuel? --> Peat

94. The most recent era of the geological time scale is --> cenozoic

95. The meridian passing through London is called the --> Prime Meridian of 0º Meridian

Railway RRB Previous Papers

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1) Who was commissioner of Delhi Police before Bassi? --> Neeraj Kumar

2) What is Quick Silver? --> mercury

3) Milk of Magensium used in? --> Constipation

4) Who invented Band-aid? --> Earle Dickson
5) Who invented bifocal lens? --> Benjamin Franklin

6) Who is Chairman of FIFA? --> Gianni Infantino

7) Who constructed China Wall? --> Qin Shi Huangdi

8) Martin Crowe who recently passed away, was caption of which country? --> New Zealand

9) Who was architecture of Delhi? --> Edwin Lutyens
10) State and Union Territory was mentioned in which Article? --> Article 1

11) What is the name of process heat glass is slowly cooling? --> Annealing
12) Equal size planet of earth? --> Kepler-452b

13) Who won Australian Grand Pix 2015? --> Lewis Hamilton

14) Nepal PM in 2015? --> Sushil Koirala

15) Which Rays used in Airports which passes through solids? --> X-Ray

16) At the time of Independence how many Ruling kings were there? --> 565

17) How many members walked on moon up to? --> 12

17) How many candidates are nominated by president in Rajyasabha? --> 12

18) Abhishek Verma belongs to which sport? --> Archery

19) Indrayani river passes through which city? --> Pune

20) 1st night test cricket played between which countries? --> Australia vs Newzland

21) Who was the president during post office amendment? --> Gyani jail sing
22) In which year Muslim League was founded? --> 1906

23) Nathu La Pass located at? --> Gangtok, Sikkim

24) Who is 2015 Noble prize winners in physics? --> Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B.McDonald

26) Who is founder of Pal dynasty? --> Gopal

27) To which organ pace maker is related which organ? --> Heart
28) Bin Laden was killed at which place? --> Abbottabad in pakistan

29) Chinese grand prix winner? --> Lewis Hamilton

30) Vidyapthi famous poet in which language? --> Maithili language

31) Heart of Asia-Istanbul 2016 held in? --> India

32) first Hindi Newspaper? --> Udant Martand (The Rising Sun)
33) father of modern chemistry? --> Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier
34) Niagara falls of india? --> Athirappilly Falls
35) Measles caused due to? --> virus called a paramyxovirus
36) sweat gland present in? --> Skin

37) Thyroid gland contain which enzymes? --> thyroid peroxidase

38) TIME person of 2015? --> Angela Merkel
39) Particles with neutral charge in atom? --> Nutron

40) alt+enter used for --> Page Brake

41) Very old computer browser --> WorldWideWeb (Nexus)

20) 1st night test cricket played between which countries? --> Australia vs Newzland

21) Who was the president during post office amendment? --> Gyani jail sing
22) In which year Muslim League was founded? --> 1906

23) Nathu La Pass located at? --> Gangtok, Sikkim
24) Who is 2015 Noble prize winners in physics? --> Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B.McDonald

26) Who is founder of Pal dynasty? --> Gopal

27) To which organ pace maker is related which organ? --> Heart

28) Bin Laden was killed at which place --> Abbottabad in pakistan

29) Chinese grand prix winner? --> Lewis Hamilton

30) Vidyapthi famous poet in which language? --> Maithili language

31) Heart of Asia-Istanbul 2016 held in? --> India

32) first Hindi Newspaper? --> Udant Martand (The Rising Sun)

33) father of modern chemistry? --> Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier
34) Niagara falls of india? --> Athirappilly Falls
35) Measles caused due to? --> virus called a paramyxovirus
36) sweat gland present in? --> Skin

37) Thyroid gland contain which enzymes? --> thyroid peroxidase

38) TIME person of 2015? --> Angela Merkel

39) Particles with neutral charge in atom? --> Nutron
40) alt+enter used for --> Page Brake

41) Very old computer browser --> WorldWideWeb (Nexus)
42) Medicine of malaria extracted from --> Cinchona

43) Election commission is not responsible for whose election? --> president and vice president
44) Latest engine in india for emis sion ? --> Bharat 4

45) AAU is for ? --> credit for emission of greenhouse gas.
46) Who is founder of World Wide Web? --> Tim Berners Lee

47) Who is father of Indian surgery? --> Sushruta

48) Name of International Airport in India which runs by Solar power ? --> Cochin International Airport

49) Name the first indian to be selected as mayor in UK? --> Harbhajan Kaur

50) Ryder cup is related to ? --> Golf

51) Which airport is working completely based on solar energy? --> Kochi airport

52) Who is viceroy when India got Independence? --> Lord Mountbatten

53) In which year Sri Lanka got Independence? --> 1948

54) Jami Majid is located at? --> Delhi

55) Golkonda fort is located at? --> Hyderabad

56) Which became first district with NOFN high speed connectivity? --> Idukki

57) Which is largest tiger reserve in india? --> Nagarjuna sreesilam

58)When was PSLV Launched for the first time? --> 1994

59) Virupaksha temple is located at? --> Hampi

60) What is amount given under Pradhan Manthri Suraksha Bima Yojana? --> Rs.2 lakhs

61) Who is the last viceroy before constitution came into effect? --> Raja Gopalachary

62) Who is the Prime Minister of Nepal? --> Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli
63) Who gave Kaiser-e-hind to Mahatma Gandhi? --> British Government
64) Vertebral Column has how many bones? --> 33

65) State with Maximum boundaries with other states? --> Uttar Pradesh

66) Where is Tidal Port Situated? --> Kutch,Gujrat

67) Physical Research Laboratory was founded by? --> Vikram Sarabhai
68) Kalindi is the other name of which river? --> Yamuna

69) Humayun tomb situated at? --> Delhi

70) Pashupatinath Temple Located at? --> Kathmandu,Nepal

71) Mahabharata was fought for how many days? --> 18

72) What is the full form of CMOS? --> Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor

73) Which one is smallest state of India? --> Goa

74) First Female President of Nepal? --> Bidhya Devi Bhandari

75) What is the weight of astronaut at space? --> Weightless

76) Operation smile related to what? --> Find Missing Children

77) What is the Rank of India in Corruption Index 2015? --> 76

78) Uniform civil code article? --> Article 44
79) Winner of FIFA ballon d’or award 2015? --> Lionel Messi

80) Ghoomar dance is the traditional dance of which state? --> Rajasthan

81) What is the need of Western blot test? --> Antibody Checking

82) The FIFA 2018 will be held in which country? --> Russia
83) Gasoline car was introduced by? --> George Selden

84) Contraception pills consist of? --> estrogen and progestin
85) Most abundant rare gas? --> Argon

86) How many constellations has been named? --> 88

87) Symmetry of rectangle is _______. --> Two

88) First female Prime Minister of Sri Lanka --> Sirimavo Bandaranaike

89) What is Ecotone? --> transition between two biological communities

90) Name to gandhi by British which he denied? --> Kaiser-e-Hind
91) Keshar e hind is awarded to which of the following? --> Public Service
92) 2015 Youth Commonwealth games were held at ___________. --> Apia, Samona
93) Who among the following invented X Rays? --> Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen
94) G-20 summit 2015 was held at? --> Antalya, Turkey
95) First female muslim in High Judiciary System? --> Justice M. Fathima Beevi
96) Why do Stars shine? --> fusion reaction
97) Golkonda Fort located at? --> Hyderabad, Telangana

98) What is the capital city of AP? --> Amaravati

99) Who won the us open women’s doubles ? --> Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis
100) Dada Saheb Phalke Award belongs to which field? --> Cinema

101) Rajaram R Laxman belongs to which game? --> Chess

102) Current captain of women’s hockey team? --> Ritu Rani

103) 2015 Nobel Prize for literature winner? --> Svetlana Alexievich

104) SONAR full form is? --> Sound Navigation And Ranging

105) Which is first unmanned satellite launched by ISRO? --> Chandrayaan-1

106) CERN related to? --> Nuclear Research

107) Minimum age of to be a PM? --> 25

108) Nitrogen %in atmosphere? --> 78.08%

109) First Indian went into space? --> Rakesh Sharma

110) Source of Narmada river? --> Amarkantak hill

111) World AIDS day? --> 1st December

112) Summer Olympic 2016 held in? --> Rio de Janeiro

113) Which is not a fundamental right? --> Right to Property

114) What is study of map is called? --> Cartography

115) Where is Indira Gandhi Tulip garden located? --> Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

116) What is unit of pressure? --> SI system is the pascal (Pa)

117) Who was the considered as first programmer? --> Ada Lovelace

118) Which is the state with lowest population density? --> Arunachal Pradesh

119) Water is mixture of ? --> Oxygen and hydrogen

120) What does NFC based on? --> RFID

121) Ozone layer is found in which layer of earth? --> Stratosphere

122) Who is the first dalit President of India? --> Kocheril Raman Narayanan

123) What is study of earth called as? --> Geology

124) Rupee sign was created by? --> Udaya Kumar

125) How many players are there in volleyball? --> 6

126) Hindi day celebrated on? --> 14 September

127) Kanha national park situated at which location? --> Madhya Pradesh

128) Rural Development Institute is situated at? --> Hyderabad.

129) Transistor invented in the year? --> 1948

130) Lingraj Temple is situated at? --> Bhubaneswar

131) Popular dance of Tamilnadu state? --> Bharathanatyam

132) World health day celebrates on? --> 7th April

133) Normal blood pressure of human body is? --> 80/120

134) Mansarovar Lake is situated at? --> Tibet

135) Which is laughing gas? --> Nitrous Oxide

136) Who was given the statement ” Every citizen of our country is corrupted”? --> Lord Cornwallis

138) World Population Day is observed on? --> July 11th
139) Who is the composer of Raghuvamsam? --> Kalidash

140) What is the Currency of Myanmar? --> Kyat

141) Sardar Sarovar Pariyojana is belongs to which state? --> Gujarat

141) When did Azad Hind Fauz form? --> 1943

142) Netware belongs to which country? --> India

143) Who is the National Chairperson of Human Rights? --> H L Dattu

144) What is National Motto of India? --> Satyameva Jayate

145) Who is the Chairman of Bank Board Bureau? --> Vinod Rai

146) What is the full form of PCB? --> Printed Circuit Board

147) Who was sworn second time Chief in 2011 of UN? --> Ban-ki-moon

148) Asia Cup 2016 Winner? --> India

149) Who was Prime Minister of Bangladesh in 1971? --> Tajuddin Ahmad

150) Who is the Brand Ambassador of Tata Motors? --> Lionel Messi

151) When East India Company Came to India? --> 1600

152) NetWare belongs to which country? --> India

153) Fundamental rights from which articles? --> Article 14-18

154) odd one out – cricket, baseball, hockey, kabaddi? --> Baseball

155) Dhamek Stupa located at? --> Uttar Pradesh

156) Name the man who spent 340 days in space? --> Scott Kelly

157) In the following, what is bacterial disease? --> Tuberculosis

158).inf stands for? --> Setup Information File

159) Who is prime minister during 1975 bangladesh independence? --> Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

160) Which unit is used for measuring ozone layer thickness? --> Dobson Unit (DU)

161) Effect of pressure on sound? --> Speed of sound is better

162) Who is known as “Father of White Revolution” in India? --> Verghese Kurien

163) ‘Land of the Morning Calm’ refers to? --> South Korea

164) Who is the author of the Novel “A Brief History of Seven Killings”? --> Marlon James

165) Zn is present in? --> Wheat Germ

166) Which one is fastest memory? --> Cache

167) Yogeshwar Dutt is from which field? --> Wrestler

168) Natya Shastra written by? --> Bharata Muni

169) Full form of GSLV? --> Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle

170) SAADMEx 2015 held at? --> Delhi

171) To the Brink and Back book written by? --> Jairam Ramesh

172) Fruit bats are host of which virus? --> Ebola

173) Who is the writer of Sustainable Development?

174) In UNESCO world heritage which is not included Mountain railways of India? --> Kashmir Railway

175) East India Company is also known as? --> British

176) NASA was established in which year? --> 1958

177) SMAP is satellite launched by? --> NASA

178) Who is the 8th UN secretary general? --> Ban-ki-Moon

179) Whant is the name of Ganga in Bangladesh? --> Padma

180) What is the name of Prince of UAE? --> Mohammed Bin Zayed al Nahyan

181) How medicine reacts in our body? --> Drug Reaction

182) Who won the hero hockey world league? --> Australia

183) Who walked in space for the first time? --> Yuri Gagarin
184) What is escape velocity of earth in km/hr? --> 40,270 km/hr

185) In which period we got independence? --> Crown rule

186) Proteins are manufactured in which part of cell? --> Ribosomes

187) Wellington trophy is related to _____. --> Rowing

188) What are court dimensions in tennis doubles? --> 36 feet ( 10.97 metres)

189) Somnath temple establishment year? --> 1025 AD

190) In which year does second Panipat war took place --> 1556

191) Which country celebrate Independence on 19th August? --> Afghanistan

192) Measurement of volley ground? --> 60 ft x 30 t

193) Ashoka Pillar is taken from which dynasty? --> Mauryan

194) The project ‘LIGO’ is related to? --> Rivers

195) On how many pollutants National Air Quality Index is based? --> 8

196) In which year Anglo Sikh War was fought? --> 1845

197) Who is the founder of the Swaraj Party? --> Chitranjan Das

198) What is Laughing gas? --> Nitrous Oxide

199) Another name of Dwarf Planet? --> Pluto

200) Loolong festival is celebrated in which state?

201) Shortcut of Paste in MS Word? --> Ctrl+V

202) What is the Currency of Myanmar? --> Kyat

203) Who built Jantar Mantar of Delhi? --> Maharaja Jai Singh

204) What is the popular dance of Tamil Nadu? --> Bharatnatyam

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Computer & Internet - gk (PDF-1)

October 07, 2017 0

1. What term is often used for an email account that includes a storage area of emails? --> Mailbox

2. What is the most important or powerful computer in a network? --> Network Server

3. What do you mean by modem? --> This is the combined device for modulation and demodulation

4. What is Alexa ranking? --> It provides commercial web traffic data and analytics

5. What is the full form of Wi-fi? --> Wireless Fidelity

6. Gmail service (email service) belong to which company? --> Google

7. What is the Mandatory field include when sent an email to another email address? --> Subject

8. What do you mean by IP address? --> Internet protocol

9. What do you mean by WWW in the Internet Communication? --> World wide web

10. What is the benefit of using a firewall for LAN? --> provides the greater security to the LAN and stricter access control to the critical resources.

11. What do you mean by Social Media? --> This is the platform where users create, participate and share there own or other people content.

12. In a LAN network which one of the following allows users to share computer programs and data? --> File server

13. One can access email from anywhere with the help of what? --> Web-mail interface

14. Which computer installed program is used to run the websites? --> Internet Browsers like Mozilla, Chrome etc

15. Connectivity is similar to what? --> Power cord

16. What are Facebook and Twitter? --> These are Social Media Sites, where people can share information and talks.

17. How many website are in internet at present? --> More then one billion

18. The term known as the electric meeting is what? --> Teleconferencing

19. Which line offers faster access speed than the dial up connection by requires a phone line? --> Digital subscriber line (DSL)

20. In which OSI layers a packet filtering firewall is operate? --> At the transport layer

21. Which topology is using for the largest networks? --> Star

22. Name the term used for talking on internet with the help of text message? --> Chatting

23. What does the PROTOCOL consists of? --> TCP/IP

24. What do if an email is received by an unknown person? --> It should be marked as spam and can be delete without opening email

25. Generally which device is needed to communicate with computers using a telephone line? --> Modem

26. In the Networking which topology is not of broadcast type? --> Ring topology

27. Which device is designed to forward packets to specific ports, based on the packet’s address? --> The device is Switching hub

28. What are the main search engines to get more Website URL on Internet? --> Google, Yahoo and Bing

29. What do you mean by the term FTP? --> File transfer protocol

30. Which service is used for sending or receiving mail on the internet? --> Email

31. In any of email address, which symbol is used to separate the user name with the ISP address? --> @

32. What is rate of transfer of data in the LAN? --> Kilo bits per second (Kbps)

33. Term which is used to see web pages is called what? --> browser

34. In a website/blog which one acts as a doorway to the rest of the website/blog another pages? --> Home Page

35. What do you mean by the term URL? --> It is the address of a web page on World Wide Web

36. Connection of network which can only be attached to is what? --> Internet

37. Set of rules and regulations while working on internet, which term is used? --> Protocol

38. Which provides the facility of exchanging information between computing? --> Network

39. What do you mean by a URL? --> Uniform resource locator

40. In the Ethernet which topology is used? --> Bus

41. What is part of a database that holds only one type of information? --> Field

42. ‘OS’ computer abbreviation usually means ? --> Operating System

43. In which decade with the first transatlantic radio broadcast occur? --> 1900's

44. Most modern TV’s draw power even if turned off. The circuit the power is used in does what function? --> Remote control

45. Which is a type of Electrically-Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory? --> Flash
46. ‘.MPG’ extension refers usually to what kind of file? --> Animation/movie file

47. Who developed Yahoo? --> David Filo & Jerry Yang

48. The most common format for a home video recorder is VHS. VHS stands for…? -->  Video Home System

49. What frequency range is the High Frequency band? --> 3 to 30 MHz

50. In which year was MIDI(dress) introduced? --> 1983

51. ‘DB’ computer abbreviation usually means ? --> Database

52. Who created Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)? --> Paul Zimmerman

53. What do we call a network whose elements may be separated by some distance? It usually involves two or more small networks and dedicated high-speed telephone lines. --> WAN (Wide Area Network)

54. In a color television set using a picture tube a high voltage is used to accelerate electron beams to light the screen. That voltage is about…? --> 25 thousand volts
55. What do we call a collection of two or more computers that are located within a limited distance of each other and that are connected to each other directly or indirectly? --> Local Area Network

56. The standard protocol of the Internet is --> TCP/IP
57. Which  company is nicknamed  "Big Blue" ? --> IBM(International Business Machines Corporation)

58. A website addresss is a unique name that identifies a specific ____________ on the web. --> Link

59. The first page of a website is called the --> Home Page

60. In internet terminology IP means --> Internet Protocol

61. Where was the first computer installed in India? --> Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

62. Which is the news search engine introduced by in 2012? --> Realtime News Search

63. "The fathers of the Internet" is --> Vint Cerf

64. The internet also known simply as --> NET

65.     -------- to transmit information on the World Wide Web. --> HTTP

66. A web address is also called a  --> URL

67. Which is the slowest Internet connection service? --> Cable modem

68. The internet is --> a large network of networks

69. Junk E-mail is also called --> Spoof

70. The code for a web page is written using --> Hypertext markup language

71. Each computer connected to the internet must --> have a unique IP address

72. TCP stands for --> Transmission Control Protocol

73. DNS stands for --> Domain Name System

74. SMTP stands for --> Simple Mail Transfer Protocol

75. XML stands for --> Extended Markup Language

76. ISDN stands for --> Integrated Services Digital Network

77. Secret–key encryption is also known as --> Private encryption

78. The collection of links throughout the Internet creates an interconnected network called the --> World Wide Web

79. ---- is the exchange of computer–stored messages by telecommunication. --> Email

80. A device needed to communicate with computers using telephone lines is a --> Modem

81. Internet was developed in the --> 1950's

82. Who is the founder of Facebook which is currently the no.1 social networking website in India? --> Mark Zurkerberg

83. G–mail belongs to be --> Google mail

84. Each IP packet must contain --> Source and destination address

85. The last three letters of the domain name describes the type of --> Organisation(domain name)

86. A cookie --> Stores information about the user’s web activity

87. An educational institution would generally have the following in its domain name --> .edu

88. The Internet service that provides a multimedia interface to available resources is called --> World Wide Web

89. Telnet is a --> Protocol

90. An http request contains ______ parts. --> 03

91. What is m–commerce? --> Machine commerce

92. The home page of a website is --> The first page

93. An electronic meeting system is known as --> Tele–conferencing

94. The common name for a modulator–demodulator is --> Modem

95. Documents converted to _______ can be published to the web --> HTML

96. In HTML, tags consists of keywords enclosed within --> Angular brackets <>

97. Telnet is a ______ based computer protocol --> Text

98. Storage area for E–mail messages is called --> Mail box
99. _______ is the encompassing term that involves the use of electronic platforms intranets, extranets and the Internet to conduct a company’s business --> E–commerce

100. A (n) ________ allows you to access your E–mail from anywhere. --> Webmail interface
101. The process of trading goods over the Internet is known as --> E–trading

102. The secret code that gives you access to some program,is --> Password

103. The vast network of computers that connects millions of people all over the world is called --> Internet

104. Sending an E–mail similar to --> writing a letter
105. What is URL? --> The address of a document or ‘page’ on the world wide web

106. FTP stands for --> File Transfer Protocol

107. IPV4 address is --> 32 bit

108. A website address is a unique name that identifies a specific _______ on the web --> Line

109. The internet is a system of --> Interconnected networks

110. An educational institution would generally have the following in its domain name --> .edu

111. In which way a host on the internet finds another host? --> Ip Address
112. The Internet is a system of --> Interconnected networks

113. Buy now–pay now is commonly used for --> Visa cards

114. ------ to send and receive electronic mail --> Simple Mail Transfer Protocol

115. Internet uses --> Packet switching

116. The coding language used to create documents for use on the World Wide Web is ------ --> HTML

117. HTML is a --> Scripting Language

118. Which protocol helps to transfer files between computers? --> FTP

119. What was the first network that planted the seeds of internet? --> ARPANET

120. The concept of electonic cash is to execute payment by --> ATM Card

121. The collection of links throughout the Internet creates an interconnected network called the --> Bookmark

122. -------- is the exchange of computer stored messages by telecommunication --> E-mail

123. A -------- shares hardware, software and data among authorized user --> Network

124. The standard protocol of the Internet is --> TCP/IP