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Do it Yourself : Geography

Fauna is the i) plant life of a region ii) study of Physics iii) study of Oceanography iv) animal life of a region Light year is used to measure the i) Distance between stellar bodies ii) Speed of rockets iii) Speed of aeroplanes iii) None of these The "girdle of fire" refers to the ring of volcanoes around the i) Atlantic ii) Mediterranean iii) Indian Ocean iv) Pacific Echo-sounding is i) method of measuring the depth of the sea ii) branch of study in Botany iii) a game iv) None of these Arctic region is full of i) water ii) land iii) rocks iv) ice Chemical weathering results from i) solution of carbonic acid ii) action of winds iii) effects of frost iv) expansion and contraction of rocks Savannas are i) vast plains ii) mountains iii) tracks full of tress iv) tropical grass lands The term 'Ecliptic' is used for the i) path of Earth around the Sun ii) Moon when eclipsed iii) Sun when eclipsed iv) None of these A traveller is thirsty in a desert at 15 degree Ea

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards 2010

Biological Sciences Dr Sanjeev Galande National Center for Cell Science, Pune Dr Shubha Tole Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai Chemical Sciences Dr Swapan K Pati Jawarhalal Nehru Center for Scientific Research, Bangalore Dr Sandeep Verma Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur Engineering Sciences Dr G K Anathasuresh Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Dr Shangamitra Bandyopadhyay Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata Medical Sciences Dr Mitali Mukerji Institute of Genomics and Interactive Biology (CSIR), Delhi Physical Sciences Dr Umesh Vasudeo Wagmare Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore Dr Kalobaran Maiti Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

CSIR Young Scientist Awards 2010

CSIR - Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Biological Sciences Dr.M.Mohammad Idris Dr.Sudesh Kumar Yadav Chemical Sciences Dr.Kamlesh Parasad Engineering Sciences Dr.Sanjay Panduranga Kamble Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences Dr.Ravi Prakash Srivastava Dr.Samir Ravikant Damare CSIR Diamond Jubilee Invention Award for School Children 2009 Second Price(Rs,25,000/-): Ms.Neha Lalit Sharma Class XII ,Swami Vivekanand Junior College, Chembur, Mumbai Invention - A method of dyeing cotton fabric using natural colorant from tobacco

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards 2010

Biological Sciences Dr Sanjeev Galande National Center for Cell Science, Pune Dr Shubha Tole Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai Chemical Sciences Dr Swapan K Pati Jawarhalal Nehru Center for Scientific Research, Bangalore Dr Sandeep Verma Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur Engineering Sciences Dr G K Anathasuresh Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Dr Shangamitra Bandyopadhyay Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata Medical Sciences Dr Mitali Mukerji Institute of Genomics and Interactive Biology (CSIR), Delhi Physical Sciences Dr Umesh Vasudeo Wagmare Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore Dr Kalobaran Maiti Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

Current Affairs September 2010 - 4

Business Bharti enters mobile phone business, as group firm beetle launches 8 triple SIM phones priced between Rs.1,750 to Rs.7,000 Nokia Siemens, Ericsson and Huawei has been awarded the contracts of 3G network infrastructure by Bharti Airtel Sensex ends above 20,000 points, the last before today was on January 15th 2008 India's first Super Hercules plane C-130J , considered to be world's most advanced transport aircraft is being prepared for its maiden flight early October 2010 STAR India PLUS has been launched on America's Verizon FiOS TV Dell Streak , now made available on company's online store MTS partners with Reebok, to offer a pair of sports shoes on purchase of its data card Jet Airways to fly to Milan from December Education Indira Gandhi National Open University(IGNOU) to provide a certificate program English course through Nokia phone's Ovi Life Tools People M.C.Mary Kom claims a historic 5th successive World Champi

Business Quiz - 6

Which one of the following is not a white good? i) Computer ii) Micro Oven iii) Refrigerator iv) Washing Machine Identify the odd one out from the following: i) ICI ii) BOB iii) SBI iv) BOI Which one of the following car models is not from Maruti Suzuki? i) Swift ii) i20 iii) A-Star iv) SX4 Pick the odd one out: i) Honda ii) BMW iii) Suzuki iv) Toyota Which one of the following firms/group is not associated with textiles? i) Ambani ii) Kirloskar iii) Birla iv) Singhania Find the odd one out: i) Ponds ii) Peter England iii) Color Plus iv) Arrow Which one of the following is not a Japanese company? i) Honda ii) Nokia iii) Suzuki iv) Totyota All of the following products belong to Hindustan Unilever except: i) Lakme ii) Lux iii) Fa iv) Sunsilk

Reasoning - 9

I am sixth in the queue from either end. How many people are there in the queue? i) 10 ii) 11 iii) 12 iv) 13 A Shepherd had 17 sheep. All but nine died. How many did he have left? i) 7 ii) 8 iii) 9 iv) 12 ECLLOEG Write the middle(alphabet) of the rearranged word. i) L ii) C iii) O iv) K If A=1, B = 3, C = 5 and so on. What do the numbers 3, 9, 7 stand for? i) CAR ii) BAD iii) BID iv) BED If HKUJ means FISH, what does UVCD mean? i) STAL ii) STAB iii) STAK iv) STAR If water is called food, food is called tree, tree is called sky, sky is called wall, then which of the following bears fruit? i) Wall ii) Tree iii) Water iv) Sky Which of the following is not desert? i) IBOG ii) ATHR ii) ALKHARIA iv) PASIACN Woman : Womanly :: Child : ____ i) Childwise ii) Childlike iii) Childly iv) Childish No man is good, but some men are not bad. Therefore i) All men are not bad ii) All men are not good iii) No man is not bad iv) None of the above 0, 6, 24, 60, 120, ? i) 210 ii) 180 iii)


Which person has to stand throughout the day the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi? The President Name the two rivers mentioned in our National Anthem? Ganga and Yamuna Which rank in the Indian Air Force(IAF) is equivalent to that of an Army major? Squadron Leader What is common to these: coffee, dessert, soup, salt, tea and table? Spoons: tablespoons, teaspoons etc. Where would you find these: down, across, clues and square? In a crossword puzzle What pledge (starting with the word "I") would you find on Indian currency notes? "I promise to the bearer the sum of...." If you received a note from a friend with the letters I. O. U. written, what would it mean? An informal written promise to pay (I Owe you) What illuminated signs are lit from time to time in the cabin of an aircraft? 'No Smoking' and 'Fasten Seat Belt'

Current Affairs September 2010 - 3

Award Telugu film maker, D.Ramanaidu has been honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke award Eco-friendly Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation bags 'Earth Care Award for Excellence 2010 in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation' Mani Ratnam was awarded 'Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory to the Fimlmaker Award' at the 67th Venice Film Festival Business Employee's Provident Fund Organisation ( EPFO ) interest rate has been increased to 9.5 percent RBI hikes repo rate and reverse repo rate by 25 bps from 5.75% to 6.0% and 50 bps from 4.5% to 5.0% respectively Ipomo Communications has launched 'mobile learning' campus called Interactive Platform On Mobile Campus(IPOMO CAMPUS) in Karnataka Celebration Bank of Maharashtra surpasses (Platinum) 75 years of Banking service Entertainment Hollywood studio Warner Bros picks up distribution right of animated feature film 'Ramayana - The Epic' , slated for a Dasara release in 3 languages(Hindi, T

Business Quiz - 5

'Louis Philippe' is a brand of designer's men's wear from: i) UK ii) Australia iii) India iv) USA DIGJAM is a product of: i) Oswal Enterprise ii) Tata Enterprise iii) Reliance Enterprise iv) Birla Enterprise The brand 'Park Avenue' of cosmetic is produced by: i) Ponds India ii) Hindustan Unilever Ltd. iii) Lakme Ltd. iv) J.K.Helena Curtis Ltd. 'Eno' is produced by which company? i) Ranbaxy Ltd. ii) Glaxo SmithKline iii) Cadlia iv) Johnson and Johnson The cookies 'Hide and seek' is manufactured by which company? i) ITC ii) Nestle iii) Parle iv) Britania 'Real' juice are products of which company? i) Dabur ii) Hamdard iii) Pepsico iv) Parle 'Fair and Lovely' range of products was launched by: i) ITC ii) Hindustan Unilever iii) Procter & Gamble iv) Emami The Odonil belongs to: i) Dabur ii) Zandu iii) ITC iv) Emami The 'Beta' range of pens belongs to: i) Cello ii) Luxor iii) Pilot iv) Parker 'Close-up

General Knowledge for School Kids - 9

Which water bird can carry more than it can eat in its huge beak? Pelican Which animals are also known as 'ponies in pyjamas'? Zebras How does a Hummingbird makes its humming sound? By flapping its wings After which land animal is the largest species of seal named? The elephant(seal) The Indian name for this snake is the Ajgar; what is its English name? Python In a colony of bees, what are male bees called? Drones What is the main purpose of the tail of a kangaroo? Keep its balance What material do cuckoos use to make nests? They don't. They lay their eggs in other bird's nests Which is the only snake to build a nest? King Cobra The height of which animal is measured in 'hands'? Horses

Current Affairs September - 2

Business Akai enters Indian mobile market with 10 mobile phone models China-based ZTE bags $64 million WiMax deal from BSNL Skill development firm TalentSprint and financial software testing company Thinksoft Global, tie up to launch professional programs in structured testing of financial software SpiceJet to begin international operations from October 9th 2010 People Bob Diamond to head Barclays, as its next chief executive Legendar Singer, Asha Bhosle turns 77 Tamil actor murali dies of heart attack Vettori named New Zealand player of the year Microsoft's Stephen Elop is Nokia's new CEO Science India test fired BrahMos cruise missile from the Integrated Test Range(ITR) at Chandipur off Orissa coast Sourabh Siyal and Tushar Agarwal, students of Chirst College have designed a washing machine with junk material which includes discarded plastic bottle, runs without power Sports India wins gold in Archery World cup Japanese rider Sh

Independent Film and Television Alliance(IFTA)

Most significant films by decade 1980's Amadeus, Blue Velvet, Dances with Wolves, Das Boot, Gandhi, My Left Foot, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Platoon, Sex Lies and Videotape, The Terminator 1990's Braveheart, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Fargo, Four Weddings and Funeral, Life is Beautiful, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, The Silence of the Lambs, The Usual Suspects, Where the Day Takes You 2000's Brokeback Mountain, Crash, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Juno, Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, Million Dollar Baby, Monster, The Pianist and Slumdog Millionaire

Geography - 4

What is the correct term used to describe any town above 5000 feet above sea level? Hill Station Which is the highest mountain in the world south of Delhi? Mount Everest Which is the longest of five rivers in Punjab? Sutlej On which river does the city of Baghdad lie? Tigris What unusual weapon appears on the flag of Mozambique? An AK-47 semi-automatic rifle Which river in Europe is sometimes referred to as "The Blue"? The Danube To which city would your father be flying if his baggage had the label 'CCU'? Kolkata(Calcutta) The Opera House in which city is shaped like a giant lotus? Sydney Which city was the first capital of the U.S.A? New York, in 1788 By what name was the city of Volgograd formerly known? Stanlingrad( and before that, Tsaritsyn)

Reasoning - 8

Which of the following relates to FLOWER in the same way as RTERBN relates to SECTOR? i) RWLGPF ii) EOFKUQ iii) EOFMXS iv) RWLEND 0, 7, 26, 65, 124, 215, ? i) 342 ii) 323 iii) 295 iv) 303 If the following words are arranged in natural sequence, which word would be the first. i) Negative ii) Night iii) Near iv) Neighbour Reaching a place of appointment on Friday I found that I was two day earlier than the scheduled day. If I had reached on the following Wednesday how many days late would I have been. i) 4 days ii) 3 days iii) 2 days iv) 1 day 7, 12, 19, 28, 39, ? i) 49 ii) 50 iii) 51 iv) 52 In an office having 55 employees men out number the women by 15. How many women are working in that office. i) 20 ii) 30 iii) 40 iv) 50 If the position of Raj is 15th from one end and 13th from the other end in his class, What is the total number of students in his class? i) 29 ii) 27 iii) 25 iv) 21 2, 11, 47, 191, 767, ? i) 2981 ii) 3081 iii) 3058 iv) None of these

Entertainment - 2

From what creatures was the DNA of dinosaurs extracted in the film Jurassic Park? Mosquitoes Which film is believed to have had largest number of 'extras'? Gandhi - there were over 3 lakh 'extras' in the funeral procession What did Charlie Chaplin always carry in his hand? A stick Which Indian classical instrument normally has one hundred strings? The Santoor Who knocked out Amitabh Bachchan and seriously injured him on the sets of Coolie? Puneet Issar Which film star has had the maximum number of books written about him? Charlie Chaplin The first Tamil film ever made was the live story of a poet. The name of the poet was also the name of the film. Who was he? Kalidas Who was the first actor to appear on the cover of Time magazine? Charlie Chaplin What is the common term used to describe a scene in a film set in a time earlier than the main action? Flashback The film Enter the Dragon was the story about which martial art? Kung Fu

Mark the correct meaning - 4

Precarious i) dangerous ii) unusually clever iii) nervous iv) none of these Apex i) hub ii) top iii) bottom iv) turn Warren i) small bird ii) gully iii) tenement iv) judicial order Naive i) friendly ii) hostile iii) unwise iv) unsophisticated Elite i) choicest part ii) speed iii) abrasive iv) deficient Vacillate i) inject ii) tear iii) waver mentally iv) avoid Retrospect i) acceptance ii) back view iii) leisure iv) freedom Addiction i) slave-like habit ii) total sum iii) reminder iv) long discourse Warrant i) arrest ii) long for iii) argue iv) to justify Intrepid i) popular ii) fearless iii) experienced iv) eloquent

Current Affairs September 2010

Business SBI's Branch at Kohinoor Banjara Premium banking Centre takes Rs.1 crore to open an account and that too on an invitation only. Videocon Telecommunications offers a low tariff for international prepaid calls for countries including America at 1 paisa per second , Singapore and Malaysia at Rs.1.69 per minute Air India to operate daily Mumbai-Abu Dhabi flights from November 1st 2010 Entertainment 2011 edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) would be held in the North American city of Toronto People Former Argentina footballer Francisco Varallo , last surviving player from the 1st football World Cup dies at 100 Rishad , Premji's son is Wipro's Chief Strategy Officer of its IT business Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal slips to No.3 in world ranking M.S.Swaminathan , one fo the pioneers of the Green Revolution in India, will receive an honorary doctorate from Canadian's University of Alberta for his contribution to

NDTV Business Leadership Special Awards 2010

Business Leader of the year Mukesh Ambani Most Inspiring Business Leader Deepak Parekh Global Indian of the year Anshu Jain, Deutsche Bank Lifetime Achievement N.R.Narayan Murthy Creative Entrepreneur of the year Aamir Khan Young Business Leaders Malvinder Singh and Shivinder Singh Business Leader of the year: Building India AM Naik Excellence in International Governance Farah Pandith and Vivek Kundra Global Business Leader of the year Vikram Pandit Business Innovator of the year Sunil Bharti Mittal

NDTV Business Leadership Awards 2010

Automobile (Four Wheelers) Mahindra and Mahindra Automobile (Two Wheelers) Bajaj Auto Ltd. Aviation Indigo Banking(Private) HDFC Bank Banking(Public) State Bank of India Consumer Durables Samsung India Ltd. Consumer Product goods Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. CSR Award Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. Engineering Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. Hospitality Indian Hotels Ltd. Inclusion and Diversity Award Mphasis Insurance Life SBI Life Insurance Insurance Non-Life United India Insurance Infrastructure Larsen and Toubro Ltd. IT - Software Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. Most Trusted Service Brand of the year Life Insurance of India Oil and Gas Reliance Industries Pharmaceuticals Dr.Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. Power JSW Energy Ltd. Telecom Bharti Airtel Ltd.

Inventions - 4

Ball point pen John J Loud Car (petrol) Karl Benz Crossword Puzzle Arther Wynne Helicopter Etienne Oehmichen Loudspeaker Horace short Safety Pin Walter Hunt Telescope Hans Lippershey Velcro Georges de Mestral Yo Yo Donald F Duncan Zip Fastener W L Judosn

Computer - 6

Buying and selling products and services on the internet is referred to as i) Internetworking ii) Internet relay iii) E-commerce iv) Internet marketing Which one of the following is the odd one out in the list? i) Lotus SmartSuite ii) Star Office iii) Microsoft Office iv) Adobe writer Which of the following is a component of presentation graphics software? i) Worksheet ii) Page iii) Slide iv) All of these Which of the following is not a magnetic disk storage device? i) Hard Disk Drive ii) Magnetic tape iii) Floppy disk iv) CD ROM Passwords, security codes, error messages etc. are examples of i) Input control ii) Output control iii) Processing control iv) Biometric control The process of error rectification is called i) Fixation ii) Debugging iii) Decrypting iv) Decoding Instructions to start the computer are stored in i) ROM ii) Cached memory iii) CD ROM iv) RAM Which of the following is a benefit of the Internet? i) E-commerce ii) One stop source for information iii) Vir