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Mythology - 6

Which god is believed to have killed his parents at birth? Agni Which of the gods, gifted the Pandavas a magic pot which produced unlimited food during their 13 years of exile? Surya - the sun god What does the word 'Svaha' often heard during Hindu rites, mean? Svaha is the wife of Agni - god of fire offerings to the sacred fire are made in her name to ensure acceptance by Agni How many names does Vishnu the Preserver have? 1000 - The Sahasranama Like Durga, Sita, heroine of the Ramayana is also known by several names. But what does Sita literally mean? ' Furrow '. Sita was discovered by King Janaka, lying in the furrow. When he saw her, he cried out 'Sita' and later named her. In which scripture would you find the story of Urvashi and Pururavas? The Rig Veda Kubera, the Hindu god of wealth is supposed to have lived in a fabulously prosperous and beautiful mythical city. Which is it? Alakapuri - also the home of the gandharvas, who are

Current Affairs April 2011 - 2

Automobile 2011 Jaguar XJ has been named as the International Luxury Car of the Year South Korean 2-wheeler manufacturer S and T Motors Corporation, in collaboration with Pune-based Garware Motors, launched its Hyosung brands of 650-700 cc superbikes in India priced between Rs.4,75,000 and Rs.5,69,000 Awards Two Class 7 students from Tamil Nadu have jointly won the 2nd prize with a Romanian team in a competition conducted by NASA. M Srivatsan and Vasundhara Gautham of Bhavan's Rajaji Vidyashram are the only participants from Tamil Nadu to win the competition. Under 'Project IRIS' (International Research and Integration Station) , they developed and designed an alternate habitat for human space settlement . The design won recognition for its detailed and in-depth representation of life and its necessities integrated in a space city. Indian American doctor Siddhartha Mukherjee's book on cancer ' The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography on Cancer' ba

Time's Most influential people in the world, Time 100

Wael Ghonim Lamido Sanusi Katsunobu Sakurai Takeshi Kanno Joseph Stiglitz Colin Firth Michelle Obama Nicolas Sarkozy Reed Hastings Amy Chua Paul Ryan Michele Bachmann Amy Poehler Joe Biden Ai Weiwei Saad Mohseni Geoffrey Canada Jennifer Egan Rob Bell Chris Christie Mark Zuckerberg Kim Clijsters Fathi Terbil Matthew Weiner Peter Vesterbacka Ahmed Shuja Pasha Dilma Rousseff Lisa Jackson Angela Merkel Aung San Suu Kyi Tom Ford Jean-Claude Trichet Julian Assange Cory Booker Liang Guanglie Justin Bieber Ron Bruder Gabrielle Giffords Sue Savage-Rumbaugh Prince William and Kate Middleton Joe Scarborough Sergio Marchionne Mukesh Ambani Marine Le Pen Blake Lively Mahendra Singh Dhoni Chris Colfer Grant Achatz Hillary Clinton Felisa Wolfe-Simon Major General Margaret Woodward Feisal Abdul Rauf Muqtada al-Sadr Esther Duflo Bruno Mars El Général Anwar al-Awlaki Rain David and Charles Koch Jamie Dimon Kim Jong Un Larry Pa

Good Friday Quiz

What is Lent? The name Lent comes from the Middle English "Lenten," which means, "spring." It signifies a season of fasting and preparation for baptism on Easter Sunday. What is Palm Sunday? Palm Sunday is the sixth and final Sunday of Lent. In many churches, it is the beginning of the Holy Week, a week of observances leading up to Easter Sunday. What is Ash Wednesday? Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting that gets its name from the practice of sprinkling ashes over those engaging in the fast of Lent. What is Maundy Thursday? Maundy Thursday have come from the Latin word "mandatum," meaning "commandment," as in the Biblical words of Jesus. What is Good Friday? The Friday before Easter is the most solemn day for Christians - it is the day on which Jesus Christ died on the cross. Why it is called as good Friday? Christians believe the day is "good" because the message of Easter is of Christ's victory over

Accounting Terms/Quiz

1. Crossing of cheque means? Drawing two parallel lines across the cheque so that it can only be credited to bank account 2. What is Cash Credit? Credit transaction in which cash is to be paid later 3. If you invest in mutual fund you get the benefit of? Diversification, Liquidity and Professional Fund Management 4. The acronym 'AUM' stands for? Assets Under Management 5. Who bears the burden of Service Tax? Service Seeker 6. Accumulated losses of joint stock company are its? Liabilities 7. P-E Ratio stands for? Price-earnings ratio 8. ABC Ltd. has a current account with a nationalised bank. To withdraw cash it has to submit to the bank? Cheque

Pulitzer Prize 2011

Journalism Public Service Los Angeles Times Investigative Reporting Paige St.John of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Explanatory Reporting Mark Johnson, Kathleen, Gallagher,  Gary Porter, Lou Saldivar and  Alison Sherwood of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Local Reporting Frank Main, Mark Konkol and  John J. Kim of the Chicago Sun-Times National Reporting Jesse Eisinger and  Jake Bernstein of ProPublica International Reporting Clifford J. Levy and  Ellen Barry of The New York Times Feature Writing Amy Ellis Nutt of The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J. Commentary David Leonhardt of The New York Times Criticism Sebastian Smee of The Boston Globe Editorial Writing Joseph Rago of The Wall Street Journal Editorial Cartooning Mike Keefe of The Denver Post Breaking News Photography Carol Guzy, Nikki Kahn and  Ricky Carioti of The Washington Post Feature Photography Barbara Davidson of the Los Angeles Times Letters, Drama and Music Fiction "A Vis

Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2011

Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2011 , including (Body Beautiful, Miss No Marks, Miss Ramp Model, Miss Water Baby, Veet Femina Miss Beautiful Legs) Kanishtha Dhankhar Miss India Earth 2011 Hasleen Kaur Miss India International 2011 Ankita Shorey People's Choice Miss Indiatimes including Miss Fresh Face,  Miss Talented, Miss Beautiful Smile,  Miss Beautiful Eyes Rakul Preet Singh RMKV Femina Miss Photgenic Dayana Erappa Kaya Femina Miss Radiant Skin Purva Rana Femina Miss Divine Thoughts Surabhi Rao HP Femina Miss Digital Diva Deepika Bajwa Femina Miss Iron Maiden and Tissot Femina Miss Perfect Time Asmita Sood Femina Miss Beautiful Lips Ankita Shorey Novotel Femina Miss Congeniality Aditi Mishra Sunsilk Femina Miss Perfect Hair and Lavasa Femina Miss Vivacious Aparajita Sharma Femina Miss Bollywood Diva and Forever Femina Miss Traditional Ankita Mohapatra Pantaloons Beauty for a Cause Kriti Kapoor Miss India South 2011

Best Android Phones

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Current Affairs April 2011

Automobile Ford Motor India launches cheaper sedan version, ' Fiesta Classic ' Volskwagen to launch Jetta variant in India sometime in mid-2011 Business VMware takes over Mozy which has been serving as the cloud-based storage and back up service of EMC for the last 4 years MindTree co-founder Ashok Soota to set up a new business venture - Happiest Minds Technologies Limited to provide IT services to global firms HCL bags broadband connectivity project for Indian Railways IBM to provide finance and administration shared services to PepsiCo India FedEx acquires Boeing 777F aircraft to provide better international connectivity to Indian cargo business Canara Bank launches Debit Card-Platinum and Canara Campus Card BSE signed an MoU with Osaka Securities Exchange to develop opportunities including cross-licencing of indices Education Symbiosis International University plans to start a school of liberal arts at its model colony campus from June 2011

Single Entry System - accounts quiz

Single Entry System In Single entry system of book-keeping only one aspect of the transaction is recorded. In simple words it is called as incomplete record of Book-keeping . In single entry system Real accounts and Nominal accounts are not maintained . Advantages Single Entry System Single entry system is simple method of recording the business transactions. Single entry system is less expensive when compared to double entry system of book keeping. It does not require a specialized knowledge to maintain the books of accounts under single entry system. Disadvantages of Single Entry System Incomplete record : Single entry system of book keeping is an incomplete record as only one aspect of the transaction is recorded. Lacks Accuracy : In this method as Trial Balance is not prepared it is difficult to know the arithmetical accuracy. Balance Sheet : As Trial balance is not prepared it is not possible to prepare the balance sheet. Comparative study : Due to i

General Knowledge : Latest Quiz Questions

What does PIN stands for? Postal Index Number Which spice is called the king of spices? Pepper What is the name given to a dealer in textile fabrics? Mercer   Who is called as the Father of Modern Geography? Carl Ritter Who was the first Mongol Emperor of China? Kublai Khan Which is the biggest Factory in the world? Boeing everett in Washington Which is the fastest growing plant in the world? Bamboo 100cm (39 inch) per day which country was previously called as East Bengal? Bangladesh

ICC World Cup 2011 FINALS Facts - ICC World Cup 2011 videos

World Cup 2011 was the 1st all-Asian final World Cup and 6th consecutive final (since 1992) to feature at least one Asian team India joined Australia and West Indies as the only teams to have won the World Cup more than once India's successful run chase of Sri Lanka's 274 runs is the highest run-chase ever achieved in a World Cup final This was the 2nd time in World Cup history that host nation has won the World Cup final . Sri Lanka were co-hosts with India and Pakistan in 1996 and were the first nation to win the World Cup in the same year It was Sri Lanka's 2nd successive final having appeared in 2007 It is the 3rd time the team batting 2nd has won the World Cup final after Sri Lanka in 1996 and Australia in the 1999 World Cup World Cup Final 2011 was also the 3rd World Cup Final appearance for both India and Sri Lanka Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene became the 6th player to score a century in a World Cup Final , and the 1st to score

ICC WORLD CUP 2011 - Facts and Figures-Statistics

Highest Team Total India vs Bangladesh - 370/4,  played at Mirpur, Dhaka Most runs Tillakaratne Dilshan - 500 at strike rate of 90.74  with 61 fours and 4 six's Highest Scores Virender Sehwag - 175 off 140 balls  with 14 fours and 5 six Highest Partnership 1st Wicket - 282, Srilanka - Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan vs Zimbabwe Most Wickets Shahid Afridi - 21 wickets with 3.62 Economy rate,  Best Bowling - 5/16 Best Bowling Figures Kemar Roach - 6/27 in 8.3 Overs vs Netherlands Hat-tricks Kemar Roach vs Netherlands and  Lasith Malinga vs Kenya Most Dismissals Brad Haddin - 13 caught behind Most Catches Mahela Jayawardene - 8 catches Player of the Match awards Yuvraj Singh - 8 matches - 4 awards

World Airport Awards 2011

AIRPORT OF THE YEAR Hong Kong International Airport Singapore Changi Airport Incheon International Airport MOST IMPROVED AIRPORT Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport OR Tambo International Airport JNB Bangalore International Airport BEST PREMIUM SERVICE AIRPORT Doha International Airport  (Qatar Airways Premium Terminal) Frankfurt Airport  (Lufthansa First Class Terminal) Abu Dhabi Airport  (Etihad Airways Premium Check-In) BEST AIRPORT FOR LOW-COST AIRLINES London Stansted Airport Brussels Charleroi Airport Luton Airport BEST AIRPORT - AFRICA OR Tambo International Airport JNB Cape Town International Airport Durban King Shaka International Airport BEST AIRPORT - ASIA Hong Kong International Airport Singapore Changi Airport Incheon International Airport BEST AIRPORT - AUSTRALIA/PACIFIC Auckland International Airport Gold Coast Airport Brisbane Airport BEST AIRPORT - CHINA Beijing Capital Intl Airport Shanghai Hongqiao Airport Shanghai PuDong