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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 called Vasudhara, Vasusthali or Prabha

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' bags 2011 Pulitzer Pr…

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

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Cory Booker
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Justin Bieber
Ron Bruder
Gabrielle Giffords
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Prince William and Kate Middleton

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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 sin, death, and the devil


What are the Grea…

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 Visit from the Goon Squad" 
by Jennifer Egan (Alfred A. Knopf)
Drama
"Clybourne Park&…

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
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Miss India International 2011
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Miss India South 2011
Shweta Dolli
Miss India South 2011 1st Runner Up
Apoorva Mittra
Miss India South 2011 2nd Runn…

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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

'Pengala', a learning software …

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 incomplete information the comparative …

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 a century from a losing World Cup side


Mutt…

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 Airport
BEST AIRPORT - INDIA
Bangalore Airport
Hyderabad Air…