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Economic Terms and its Meaning

Working Capital
Funds required to cover the expenses involved in production such as purchasing of aw materials, making payments etc.
Welfare State
A state which is committed in ensuring for all its citizens a minimum standard of living, including housing, education and medical services
A payment for labour or services
Value of Money
Purchasing power of money over goods and services
An unemployed person is one who is able and willing to work, but fails to find work for which he is qualified
A compulsory charge or payment imposed by government on individuals and corporations to meet the expenses incurred in the common interest of the people
Tax Base
A set of incomes on which direct taxes, and transactions on which indirect taxes are levied
The standard unit of Indian currency
Payments by government to firms or household that provide or consume a commodity
That part of disposable income which is not consumed. It is excess of income over consumption

Numerical Ability for bank po and competitive exams (15)

5.6 * 4.5 + 3.4 = ?
i) 57.54 ii) 73.6 iii) 123.24 iv) None of these

The equal value of 56 meters is
i) 560 hm ii) 5.6 m iii) 0.56 cm iv) 5.6 deca m

Which ratio is greater?
i) Rs.10 : 10 paise ii) 15lts : 65lts iii) 12km : 30km iv) 20lts : 45lts

Find the LCM of 50 and 40
i) 200 ii) 5 iii) 4 iv) 100

Which is the greatest fraction?
i) 8/9 ii) 7/8 iii) 8/10 iv) 8/9

999 + 99 + 9999 = ?
i) 11098 ii) 9997 iii) 11097 iv) None of these

40 is what percent of 1200?
i) 6 2/3 ii) 3 1/3 iii) 3 iv) 6

The average of first 50 natural numbers is
i) 25 ii) 12.25 iii) 25.50 iv) 21.25

What percent is 22 of 40?
i) 55 ii) 45 iii) 40 iv) 44

Divide: 3 12/17 / 1 11/34
i) 2 4/5 ii) 4 2/5 iii) 8/5 iv) 14

Current Affairs :Sports News

Sebastian Vettel wins The Australian Grand Prix the first race of the F1 2011 season

Paul Lawrie wins his first European tour golf championship in 8 years by winning Andalucian open in Malaga

Sri Lanka will play New Zealand in the 1st semi-final of Cricket World cup 2011 on 29/03/11

India Vs Pakistan, the 2nd semi-final of Cricket World Cup will be played on 30/03/11

Facts on Antarctica

Which is the highest peak of Antarctica ?

Vinson Massif

The only live volcano of Antarctica is?


At which place in Antarctica the lowest temperature recorded

At Vonstock (-89.2 degree Celsius)

Name the 2 types of penguins found in Antarctica.

Adeline and Emperor penguins

Who was the first person to command an air expedition to Antarctica?

Richard Byrd

What is the name of the Indian scientific station in Antarctica?

Dakshina Gangothri

Oldest Sport Stadiums in the world

Which is the oldest football stadium in the world?

Racecourse Ground in Wrexham, North East Wales

Which is the oldest cricket stadium in the world?

Lord's Cricket Ground

Which is the oldest rugby stadium in the world?

Lansdowne Road (Aviva stadium) in Dublin

Which is the Oldest golf course in the world?

Old Course at St.Andrews

Which is the oldest tennis court in the world?

Hampton Court or Falkland Palace

Which is the oldest ice hockey stadium in the world?

Mathews Arena,Boston,USA

Which is the oldest Formula one race track in the world which is still used for racing?

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

IPL 4 - IPL 2011 - Indian Premier League Schedule

Teams for IPL4  2011

Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni
Deccan Chargers
Kumara Sangakkara
Delhi Daredevils
Virender Sehwag
Kings XI Punjab
Adam Gilchrist
Kochi Tuskers Kerala
Mahela Jayawardene
Kolkata Knight Riders
Gautam Gambhir
Mumbai Indians
Sachin Tendulkar
Pune Warriors
Yuvraj Singh
Rajasthan Royals
Shane Warne
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Daniel Vettori

Download: IPL4 2011 Schedule

Bike India Awards 2011

Motorcycle of the year (Upto 110cc)
Honda CB Twister
Motorcycle of the year (Upto 125cc)
Suzuki Slingshot
Motorcycle of the year (Upto 150cc)
Bajaj Pulser 135 LS
Motorcycle of the year (Upto 200cc)
Yamaha SZ-R
Scooter of the year
TVS Wego
Import Bike of the Year
Suzuki Bandit 1250S
Two-Wheeler Manufacturer of the Year
Hero Honda Motors Ltd.
Brand Ambassador of the Year
John Abraham
Reader’s Choice Award
Harley-Davidson Sportster 883

Top 10 Most Watched Ads in February 2011

Dove Conditioner
Aircel Wi-Fi
Uninor Cellular Phone Service
Surf Excel Washing Mat Range
Clinic Plus Shampoo
Asian Paints Apex Ultimate
Reliance Netconnect
Horlicks Foodles
Mirinda Orange

Sports News March 2011

India enters into Quarter Finals of World Cup 2011, to play against Australia on 24th March 2011

Sania-Vesnina pair won doubles title in Indian Wells

Djokovic wins Indian Wells title

Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-0, secures 3rd spot in English Premier League

Times Group-led consortium wins IPL media rights

Saina wins Swiss Open Grand Prix

Casey Stoner wins Qatar MotoGP

Vishwanathan Anand loses to Vassily Ivanchuk of Ukraine

School Quiz - History

Bhakti means intense devotion to god

One of the most celebrated temples with a magnificent stone chariot is Vijaya Vittala

The Telugu poet who attained the great fame in the court of Krishnadevaraya was Allasani Peddanna

The book 'records of the Western world' was written by Hieun Tsang

The Mauryan Emperor who adopted and propagated Buddhism was Ashoka

Panini wrote Sanskrit grammar in 4th Century B.C

Iran is the present name of Persia

The book written by Megasthanese was Indica

CWC 2011 Record facts (Australia unbeaten record in world cup matches - Won 34 matches in a row)

Cricket World Cup record highlights:
Sachin Tendulkar from India has surpassed 2000 runs in world cup cricket matches.

Kevin O' Brein from Ireland has scored blistering knock (fastest hundred) of 100 runs in just 50 balls.

Australia's unbeaten record in the cricket world cup matches has been ended in 2011 world cup.Australia lost the match to Pakistan which was played at Premadasa Stadium Colombo by  4 wickets
Australia had a record of winning 34 matches consecutively.

Ravi Rampaul took his first five wicket haul in his career best performance against India in cwc2011 at M.A. Chidambaram stadium Chennai.
Ravi Rampual (West Indies) - 5 wickets for 51 in 10 Overs

Kumar Sangakkara has become the first wicket-keeper batsmen to score a century in world cup 2011
He scored match winning knock of 111 against New Wankhede stadium, Mumbai

iSixSigma Awards 2011

Most Successful Lean Six Sigma 
Start-up Program

Capgemini Business Process Outsourcing
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.
SRA International Inc.
Most Successful Re-energized 
Lean Six Sigma Program

Capital One
Firstsource Solutions Ltd.
U.S. Army – TACOM Life Cycle Management Command
Largest-Breakthrough Improvement Projects (DMAIC)
Customer Service:

Betfair Ltd. – Reduce Response Time to Customer Emails
Betfair Ltd. – Decrease Tradefair Registration to Live Failure Rate
U.S. Army – Hellfire Missile Test and Repair
Largest-Breakthrough Improvement Projects (DMAIC)

Betfair Ltd. – Increase Spanish Outbound Contact & Conversion Rate
Capgemini Business Services India Ltd. – Process Transformation in Master Data Management
Firstsource Solutions Ltd. – Improving TAT to Offer Compliance for Stores Channel
Largest-Breakthrough Innovation Project (DFSS)

ADC Telecommunications – Systematic Application of DFSS in Gen3 SC Connector
Baxter Healthcare – Non PVC Medical Tubing Development U…

Current Affairs 2011 : Business News March 2011

Tata Consultancy services launched cloud computing solution called "Ion" for small and medium scale businesses

Mahindra Satyam gets a multi-million dollar contract from Aspire Zone,Qatar

Berkshire Hathaway is looking to buy Speciality Chemicals company "Lubrizol Corp." for $9 Billion

TCS bagged multi-milliom IT Infrastrusture contract from Dutch company Royal Haskoning
Mukesh Ambani has joined as Director in Bank of America Board
HTC has launched the smartphone Desire in India today. The smartphone costs Rs. 25590
Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be endorsing Emami's product Zandu Pancharistha

Current Affairs :Sports News

Somdev Devvarman beats Marcos Baghdatis in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells,USA

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick advances to the 3rd round of the BNP Paribas Open

Martin Stamper wins gold at the German Open Taekwondo championship

Micheal Bradley wins the Puerto Rico Open Golf Championship for the second time in his career

Nick Watney wins the WGC-Cadillac Golf Championship

Vishwanathan Anand defeated Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria in the Amber Blindfold Rapid Chess tournament in Monaco

CWC 2011 13th March Match highlights

Canada vs New Zealand

New Zealand won the match by 97 runs. 

New Zealand scored a whopping 358 runs in 50 overs 
Brendon Mccullum was top scorer with scoring 101 runs in 109 balls
Ross Taylor scored a blistering knock of 74 runs in just 44 balls which includes 5 sixes and 6 fours

Pick of the bowler for Canada was Baidwan (3 wickets for 84 runs) 

Canada chased the mammoth target and scored 261 runs in 50 overs. 
Bagai was the top scorer with 84 runs in just 87 balls
Hansra scored 70 runs in 105 balls.

Pick of the bowler for New Zealand was Jacob Oram (3 wickets for 47 runs)

Man of the Match - Brendon Mccullum (New Zealand) 

Australia vs Kenya played at Bangalore

Australia scored 324 runs in 50 overs

Michael Clarke was the top scorer with 93 runs in 80 balls.
Ricky Ponting scored 65 runs in 79 balls

Pick of the Bowler for Kenya was Odhiambo (3 wickets for 57 runs) 

Kenyan team fought back to win the game but they were unsuccessful
Kenya scored 264 runs in 50 overs
Top scorer for Kenya was Obuya with 98 n…

Business Quiz for MBA's (10)

The Oil refinery established in Panipat belongs to:
i) Joint Sector ii) Public Sector iii) Cooperative Sector iv) Private Sector

Index 'Residex' is associated with:
i) Land Prices ii) Share Prices iii) Mutual Fund Prices iv) Price Inflation Index

Name the brand which does not belong to the UB Group?
i) McDowell ii) Celebration Drum iii) Bagpiper iv) Teacher's Special

I-phone is associated with
i) Reliance ii) Apple iii) Nokia iv) Samsung

Nano knowledge city has been established at:
i) Jaipur ii) Hyderabad iii) Bangalore iv) Chandigarh

Which of the following owns the 'Easy Day' retail stores?
i) Reliance Retail ii) Birla Retail iii) DLF iv) Bharti Retail

Name the brand/company not owned by Sony Corporation of Japan
i) Play Stations ii) VAIO iii) Bravia iv) Xbox

Which of the following brands is not associated with footwear?
i) Bata ii) FCUK iii) Liberty iv) Lotto

Reasoning - 12 (for competitive exams)

If 53 - 34 = 5334, 64 - 56 = 6546 then 75 - 24 = ?
i) 7254 ii) 7452 iii) 7542 iv) 7524

Which is the number if it comes to 15 when divided by 4 and added by 9?
i) 24 ii) 22 iii) 21 iv) 26

Find the odd man out: 225, 289, 400, 36, 35
i) 35 ii) 400 iii) 36 iv) 225

Complete the series: 1, 8, 27, 64, 125, 216....
i) 1000 ii) 729 iii) 512 iv) 343

If A = 1, B = 3, C = 5 and so on, what do the numbers 3, 9, 7 stand for?
i) BAD ii) CAR iii) BID iv) BED

Cobra : Snake :: Crocodile : _____
i) Marsh ii) River iii) Carnivore iv) Reptile

Light : Bright :: Sun : ______
i) heat ii) twinkle iii) burn iv) shine

10, 12, 32, 34, 54, 56, ?
i) 76 ii) 61 iii) 60 iv) 58

Current Affairs March 2011


Tanishq to be merged with Titan Industries

Carmker GM India to launch 14 variants of 6 new models in the country in next 2 years

Tata Communications becomes first Indian Telco to launch cloud computing solutions globally

McDonald India ties up with HCL Infosystems to give kids (a chance to win) HCL ME Kids Educational Laptops with a purchase of Happy Meal

BCCI invites bid for IPL mobile, radio and Internet rights

Sonata Software launches car rental management service MiEdge

'Bing deals', a feature for desktop and mobile allowing consumers to find best deals locally has been launched by Microsoft

India and Brazil signed a bilateral air services agreement (ASA), intended to increase air-connectivity between 2 countries

Lovable Lingerie IPO subscribed 4% on Day 1 (8/3/2011)

Mahindra Group inks deal with global networking company Cisco to provide a host of services including cloud computing, entertainment, smart cities, virtual dealerships and sports

Jubliant Life Sciences (JLS)

Fastest hundreds in Cricket World Cup (CWC records at Glance)

Kevin O ' Brein right handed batsmen from Ireland scored fastest hundred in cwc 2011
He scored 100 runs in just 50 balls against England at Bangalore.
Other players who has a record are :
a) Mathew Hayden left handed batsmen from Australia scored 100 runs in 66 balls against South Africa in cwc 2007
b) John Davison right handed batsmen from Canada has scored a blistering century in 67 balls against West Indies in cricket worldcup 2003
c) Kapil Dev right handed batsmen from India had scored 100 runs in 72 balls against Zimbabwe in 1983.
d) Adam Gilchrist scored 100 runs in 72 balls against Srilanka in cwc 2007 

India - (Answers for Questions posted on Google Groups - Current Affairs Quiz)

1. Which Indian city would you be in if you were visiting the Ramoji Film City?

2. What is common to the following: Akash, Prithvi, Nag and Trishul?
All missiles are made in India

3. If an Indian Army Officer has 3 stars on his car plate, what is is rank?
Lieutenant General

4. Name the mode of transport both San Francisco and (Calcutta) Kolkata have in common.
Tram Cars

5. Over which Indian monument is it forbidden to fly?
Taj Mahal

6. If Hyderabad is famous for Pearls, what is Kolhapur famous for?

7. What are the words inscribed on National Emblem of India?
Satyameva Jayate

8. Name the material generally used for making national flag of India?
Hand woven khadi

Mythology - 5 (Shivrathri Quiz)

Which of Lord Shiva's name means 'Always Pure'?

Which month marks the occurence of 'Shivrathri'?

Shivratri is celebrated to mark?
Union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi

What 3 fundamental powers of Lord Shiva does his Trishul symbolize?
Will, Action and Knowledge

Who is the divine consort of Lord Shiva?

According to Hindu Mythology, which scared river flows from the matted hair of Shiva?

The dancing posture of Lord Shiva is represented as?

Lord Shiva was given the name 'Neelkanta' because?
His throat is blue in color

How many Sanskrit names does Lord Shiva has?

Where is Lord Shiva's Shri Omkarehwar Temple located?
Madhya Pradesh

Years observed by United Nations Organisation - UNO

Which year is observed as International Youth year?
Which year is observed as International Year of the Child?
Which year is observed as International Year of Fresh Water?
2003 Which year is observed as World Population Year?
Which year is observed as World Communication Year?
Which year is observed as Year of Potato?
Which year is observed as Year of Older Persons?
Which year is observed as Year of the Culture of Peace?

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