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Indian History - 7

Who invented paper by using tree, bamboo and rags?
i) The Babylonians ii) The Aryans iii) The ancient Chinese iv) None of these

Which of the following played a very important role in the evolution of Civilization?
i) Bronze ii) Gold iii) Silver iv) Iron

The great tank now called "the Great Bath" was found in
i) Lothal ii) Harappa iii) Mohenjodaro iv) Egypt

The main occupation in the paleolithic age was:
i) farming ii) hunting and gathering food iii) agriculture iv) none of these

Harappan seals were made of
i) Terracota ii) Iron iii) Lead iv) Copper

Where did Lord Buddha preach his first sermon?
i) Vaishali ii) Kushinagar iii) Sarnath iv) None of these

Buddhist literature was written in the language
i) Pali ii) Tamil iii) Sanskrit iv) Prakrit

The Chinese Pilgrim Hieun Tsang visited
i) Pandyas ii) Pallavas iii) Chalukyas iv) Harsha

Asian Games 2010

India finished 6th in the Asian Games 2010 held at Guangzhou in China, with total medal tally of 64 including 14 Gold,17 Silver and 33 Bronze


ASIAN GAMES 2010:Medal Tally

Current Affairs November 2010 - 4

Business

Post Zain's acquisition, Bharti launches brand 'airtel' across Africa in 16 countries

GM India to invest USD 30 million in 2 years

Taj Gateway rated best 5 star hotel in Kerala

Financial Stability Development Council(FSDC) to be setup to sort out inter-regulatory issues

Apalya has tied up with Discovery Networks Asia Pacific (DNAP) to broadcast the bouquet of Discovery channels on Apalaya's mobile TV platform

Canadian telecom giant Bell Canada, a subsidiary of Bell Canada Enterprises(BCE) to outsource voice-based projects for its internet, Solo Mobility, Bell Mobility and satellite TV divisions to India

BMW to increase investment in India to $1.8 billion($4 million) by the end of 2012 and to start rolling out the X1-model from its plant in Chennai

India signs $416 million deal for railway track in Sri Lanka


Entertainment

Video game legend Mario turns 25


People

Raghavan Thirumulpad, eminent Ayurvedic and Naturopathy exponent aged 90 dies in Kerala


Rank/Records

Wipro tops…

Essay: Accident do not happen, but are made

In this modern world of Internet and newspaper, the front pages are covered with news of accidents and death. A car is squashed in half there and a motorcyclist killed here. There are accidents everywhere these days. In land, air and even underwater accidents are very frequent. Accidents are caused by people's negligence towards rules and regulations. If everything is done in a proper sequence and order, most of the accidents can be avoided. Accidents caused due to natural calamities are negligible when compared to accidents caused by humans. Sometimes accidents are caused by emotions too. People drive too fast with bursts of anger, sadness and happiness overflowing in their minds and blocking the train of thoughts between their brain and eyes and hence they loose their sense of road and meet with accidents.

Main cause of road accidents is the conditions of road themselves. A lot of holes destroy the beauty of an otherwise beautiful road. Lots of pits and humps and sudden animals…

Current Affairs November 2010 - 3

Awards

Paradip Port Trust Chairman Biplav Kumar received the trophy, as the Trust has been adjudged 'Major Port of the Year' for 2009-10 at the Annual Indian Maritime Gateway Awards 2010

Ela Bhatt has been honoured with Global Fairness Initiative Award for helping over a million women in India gain access to opportunities for themselves and their families via., Self-Employed Women's Association

M.G.Venkatesh Mannar, who fabricated the idea to fortify salt with iron, won a $50,000 cash prize at the 10th annual Tech Awards in California

Oberoi Group chairman P.R.S.Oberoi has been awarded the '2010 Corporate Hotelier of the World' award by HOTELS magazine in New York

Asia Society New York has presented its Global Vision Award to Mukesh Ambani at an event honouring global leaders who help promote understanding between Asians and Americans


Business

SBI to acquire the 2nd Indonesian Bank

Deloitte to invest $100 million in Indian market

Jindal Power likely to launch Rs.7,000 …

World Current Affairs - November 2010

French bill to raise retirement age to 62, becomes law

Saudi implements smoking ban, smokers nabbed

Cost of Nasa JWST to replace Hubble telescope balloon

Cadbury shuts its Chocolate Division in Kenya, moves production to South Africa

Indian President Pratibha Patil to inaugurate new venue of Indian Islamic Centre on November 23rd 2010 in Abu Dhabi

GM's IPO to create history

Morocco imports 1.72 million metric tonnes of cereals

Delta Air Lines to expand its international schedule with new and expanded service in Asia and Europe for spring and summer 2011

Australia approves Shell's giant floating LNG plant

China to provide poorer households with subsidies in response to double-digit food price inflation

Computer - 7

Intranet: A private computer network that uses Internet protocols and network connectivity to securely share a part of an organisation's information or operations with its employees

Extranet: A network or internetwork that is limited in scope to a single organisation or entity but which also has limited connections to the networks of one or more trusted organisations

Personal Area Network(PAN): A computer network used for communication among computer devices close to one person

Local Area Network(LAN): A network covering small geographic area, like a office or a building

Wide Area Network(WAN): A network covering relatively broad geographic area(i.e one city to another, one country to another)

Network Topology: Signifies the way in which intelligent devices in the network see their logical relations to one another

Ethics: Core values essential to acceptable online behaviour

Copyright: Exclusive right to produce or reproduce, to perform in public, or to publish an original literary or art…

Economic Terms and their Meaning

Demand
According to Prof.Benham "Demand for anything, at a given price is the amount of it which will bought per unit of time at that price"
Kinds of Demand
Price Demand, Income Demand and Cross Demand
Demand Schedule
A tabular statement of price-quantity relationship
Demand Curves
Graphical representation of demand schedules
Law of Demand
According to Dr.Marshall, "the amount demanded increaseswith a fall in price and decreases with a rise in price"
Supply
The quantity which a seller is prepared to sell at a given price and at a given time
Supply Curve
The relationship between market prices and the amount which producers are prepared to bring to the market
Law of Supply
The relationship between the price of a commodity and its supply
Production
The process of creating various goods and services, which are consumed by the people of the country
Main Factors of production
Land, Labour, Capital and Entrepreneur

Geography - 6

Mixed farming is mainly practiced in
i) North America ii) Africa iii) Europe iv) Asia

The Prime Meridian passes through:
i) 180 degree longitude ii) 0 degree longitude iii) 90 degree longitude iv) none of these

Which of the following is the warmest month in the northern hemisphere
i) September ii) April iii) July iv) May

The most important crop of Europe is
i) Cotton ii) Wheat iii) Rice iv) Barley

Which continent is known as the Industrialised continent?
i) South America ii) Europe iii) Africa iv) Asia

A narrow strip of land which connects two land masses is called:
i) Isthumus ii) plateau iii) strait iv) pass

What kind of soil is ideal for rice cultivation?
i) Sandy ii) Loamy iii) Alluvial iv) Clayey

The Himalayas in Asia is what kind of Mountain?
i) The Fold ii) The Block iii) The Residual iv) The Volcanic

Books and Authors - 3

Gandhiji lived on a farm named after a famous Russian novelist, What is his name.
Leo Tolstoy (Tolstoy Farm)

Which series of Enid Blyton's stories features Kirrin Island?
The Famous Five

Who translated Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali into English?
He himself

'All for one and one for all', was the motto of which famous fictional trio?
The three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas.
Their names were Porthos, Athos and Aramis

Which great work was written by the dacoit Ratnakar?
Ramayan (Ratnakar was the original name of the sage Valmiki)

Which American writer was the first author to use a typewriter?
Mark Twain

Name 3 books written by Akbar.
He was illiterate (He wrote nothing)

How did Captain Hook get his name in the story Peter Pan?
His left arm was bitten off by a crocodile, so he attached a hook instead

The classic Satyajit Ray film Ghare Baire was based on a novel by which great Indian?
Rabindranath Tagore

Which story begins with the words: "Call me Ishmael"?
Moby Dick by Herman Melv…

India Power Awards 2010

CategoryAwardeesLife Time Achievement AwardsDr.D.V.Kapur,NTPCJury AwardA.K.Bajaj(CWC),Gurdial Singh(CEA),
Jean Kowal(CIGRE),
Alison Bartle(Hydro Power & Dams),
Alessandro.Palmeiri(Lead Dam Specialist),
F Lempeiere(Hydro Corporation),
S.Padmanaban,Senior Energy Advisor(USAID),
Larry Stephens,Executive Director USCOLD(USSD)Overall Utility PerformanceM/s Mercados,EMI & Dr.H.R.Sharma(Thermal & Hydro),
Power Grid Corporation of India (Transmission),
BSES(Urban Area Distribution),
MGVCL(Non-Urban Area Distribution)Research & TechnologyCrompton Greaves Ltd,
North Delhi Power LimitedEnergy Efficiency,
Conservation & DSMEnergy Management Center Kerala,
Uttar Gujarat Vij Company LtdSocial & Community ImpactNational Hydro Power Corporation,
Enzen Global Solutions Pvt. LtdMaking a Difference
at the grassrootsDasari Koteswara Rao(APTRANsCO)Innovative FinancingSorabji Godrej Green Business Centre(CII)Innovative IT
& Metering ApplicationInfosys, Reliance InfrastructureInnovative initia…

Current Affairs November 2010 - 2

Automobile

Nissan launches its 1st gasoline-electric(hybrid) with Fuga/Infiniti M in Japan, predicted mileage at 19kms/ltr


Award

Manu Joesph has bagged 'The Hindu Best Fiction Award 2010' for his debut novel Serious men

Ashok Vyas, Indian American Journalist and program director with ITV has been honoured with the community award for his long community services and cultural and religious guidance. Vyas was honourned during the 20th Conference and 11th Annual meeting of National Indo-American Association for Senior Citizens at the Indian American Kerala Center in Newyork


Business

Tata unveils first Sirkosky-92 helicopter cabin manufactured at its facility at the aerospace and precision engineering Special Economic Zone(SEZ) at Hyderabad

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation has been ranked the world's top oil and gas exploration and production(E&P) firm by global energy research agency Platts

Yahoo has partnered with Samsung for Internet connected TVs

Audi's sales vault 208 perce…

Mark the correct meaning - 5

Laconic
i) assured ii) unintelligible iii) immediate iv) terse and meaningful

Cavalier
i) negligent ii) incomplete iii) high-handed iv) courteous

Flout
i) to confirm ii) to scatter iii) to treat with contempt iv) to disbelieve

Abase
i) base ii) push iii) exalt iv) debase

Gregarious
i) vicious ii) untrustworthy iii) calm iv) company-loving

Febrile
i) shaking ii) senile iii) feverish iv) weak

Tyro
i) musician ii) dabble iii) serious student iv) beginner

Clandestine
i) secret ii) prearranged iii) important iv) hurried

Disavow
i) to disclaim ii) apologise iii) to swear to iv) to denouce

Malign
i) slander ii) disbelief iii) help financially iv)accuse

World Current Affairs

Cholera spreads to Haitian capital

After India, Barack Obama heads to Indonesia on Asia tour

Liberian President Sirleaf dismisses cabinet

Dilma Rousseff becomes Brazil's first president and has promised to fight for women's rights with the battle cry: "Yes, women can"

Barclays sets aside 1.6 billion pound for bonuses

Indonesia volcano death toll jumps to 191

Obama arrives in Seoul ahead of a Group of 20(G20) summit

Krishnan Parthasarathy, an Indian national based in Chennai, has become the lucky winner of a USD 2 million lottery held at the Dubai International Airport

Google to give 10% salary hike to employees worldwide

Reasoning - 11

A is B's wife and C is A's sister. D is the father of C, while E is D's son.
What is the relation of E to B?
i) Cousin ii) Brother iii) Father-in-law iv) Brother-in-law

I am 10th in the queue from either end. How many people are there in the queue?
i) 13 ii) 10 iii) 12 iv) 19

Find the odd man out:
i) East ii) West iii) North iv) Best

A shepherd had 17 sheep. All but nine died. How any did he have left?
i) 7 ii) 8 iii) 9 iv) 12

Find out the number, which when divided by 4 and added by 9 gives the answer 15?
i) 22 ii) 24 iii) 26 iv) 21

Find two numbers whose sum is 26 and difference 4. Mark the lower of them.
i) 11 ii) 10 iii) 24 iv) 4

Insert the missing letter A, D, G, J .....
i) M ii) L iii) L iv) K

If 2 = 5, 4 = 18, 6 = 39, 8 = 68, then 10 = ?
i) 81 ii) 54 iii) 105 iv) 95

MTV EMA 2010 Awards

Best New Act
Kesha
Best Pop
Lady Gaga
Best Alternative
Paramore
Best Rocks
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Best Male
Justin Bieber
Best Video
Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg 'California Gurls'
Best Hip Hop
Eminem
Best Live Act
Linkin Park
Best Female
Lady Gaga
Best Song
Lady Gaga 'Bad Romance'
Best European
Marco Mengoni
Best Push Act
Justin Bieber
Best World Stage Performance
Tokio Hotel

Business Quiz - 8

Which company makes a 2-door car named 'Fox'?
i) BMW ii) Audi iii) Volkswagen iv) Toyota

'Sugar Free' is a leading brand of artificial sweetener in India. It is owned by:
i) Cadila ii) Ranbaxy iii) Dr.Reddy's iv) Cipla

Numero Uno is a trade mark for:
i) hotel ii) jeans iii) a vehical iv) a financial company

Aquafina belongs to:
i) ITC ii) Pepsico iii) Parle iv) Coca-Cola

The car Golf belongs to:
i) Suzuki ii) Audi iii) Honda iv) Volkswagen

Which of the following brand belongs to Dabur?
i) Real ii) Vatika iii) Anmol iv) All of these

'Tea City' is owned by:
i) Brook Bond ii) Tata Tea iii) Assam Tea iv) Godfrey Philips

'Dettol' is marketed by:
i) Johnson and Johnson ii) Reckitt Benkiser iii) Abbot Laboratories iv) None of these

Kannada Rajyotsava Award 2010

Award WinnerCategoryUllas KaranthEnvironment and Wild Life ConservationProf.B.M.KrishnaswamyEnvironment and Wildlife ConservationAyyappa MasagiAgricultureHanumanthappa Siddappa kaaragiAgricultureC. R. SoragaaviAgricultureA. AshwiniSports(Athletics)Ashwini PonnappaSports(Badminton)Vikas GowdaSports(Athletics)K.R.Shankar IyerSportsShivanand HombalSports(Athletes)Kallappa Ramappa PicheliSports(Wrestling)H.R.GopalkrishnaSportsB.Shantharam ShettySportsPramila AyappaSportsGopal KharviSportsDr.K.V.NarayanLiteratureDr.O.L.NagabhushanswamyLiteratureB.R.Lakshman RaoLiteratureDr.Lata RajashekarLiteratureDr.LingapattanashettyLiteratureDr.Neelagiri TalavarLiteratureDr.Veena ShanteshwarLiteratureDr.Durga DasLiteraturedr.D.A.shankarLiteratureSrinivas VaidyaLiteratureB.R.ChayaSingerLahari VeluSingerChandrika GururajSingerShanthappa Mallappa hadapadaSingerManjula GururajSingerGangadhar ModaliyarMediaHunasawadi RajanMediaMahendra MishraMediaThimmappa BhattMediaP.TyagarajMediaB.SamiullahMediaNahida Atau…

Current Affairs November 2010

Award

Instituted by Malaysia Futuregov Asia Pacific, an independent trade journal. Karnataka Government has bagged the "Best Practices in Public Sector Future e-Gov", an award event held at Malasiya

Classical flute exponent Hariprasad Chaurasia will be conferred the Chevailer dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lattres, the highest civilian award in France, by the French government for his contribution to music on November 9th 2010 at the French Embassy in New Delhi by French ambassador Jerme K.Bonnafont

Rao S.Anumolu, President and CEO of ASR International Corporation has been felicitated on winning 2010's prestigious Ellis Island Medal of honour, the highest civilian award in the USA for the immigrants

Indian American researcher Amit Goyal has been named the '2010 Innovator of the Year'. Goyal will receive the award at the 48th Annual R&D Awards on November 11th 2010 in Florida

Mallika Dutt, President and CEO of Breakthrough: Bring Human Rights Home, will receiv…

Constitution of India - 3

Which one of the following is not a social evil?
i) bonded labour ii) marriage iii) untouchability iv)dowry system

The first general elections were held in India in the year
i) 1949-50 ii) 1952-53 iii) 1950-51 iv) 1951-52

The constituent assembly of India was first summoned on 9th December. Which year?
i) 1945 ii) 1946 iii) 1947 iv) 1948

The constitution vests the executive power of the union in
i) The Council of Ministers ii) The Prime Minister iii) The President iv) All of these

Who is the head of the Municipal Corporation?
i) Mayor ii) Collector iii) Corporator iv) Commissioner

The Sarpanch is the Chairman of the
i) Panchayat ii) Zilla Parishad iii) Panchayat Samiti iv) None of these

The seat of a member of Parliament can be declared vacant if he/she is absent without intimation for
i) 30 days ii) 90 days iii) 60 days iv) 120 days

The Panchayat Samiti exists at
i) The district level ii) The Village level iii) The block level iv) All of these