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Delhi cabinet ministers as on 28th December 2013

Delhi cabinet ministers as on 28th December 2013

Who is appointed as Chief Minister,Home,Finance,Vigilance,Services,Planning,Power and all other departments not allocated elsewhere in Delhi?
Arvind Kejriwal

Who is appointed as Education,Higher Education,PWD,Urban Development,Local Bodies,Land & Building,Revenue in Delhi cabinet ministry?
Manish Sisodia

Who is appointed as Administrative Reforms,Law,Tourism,Art and Culture minister in Delhi?
Somnath Bharti

Who is appointed as Food & Supply, Transport, Environment, Election, GAD minister in Delhi cabinet 2013?
Saurabh Bharadwaj

Who is appointed as minister for Women & Child, Social Welfare, Languages in Delhi cabinet 2013?
Rakhi Birla

Who is appointed as minister for SC-ST, Employment, Development, Skill Mission & Labour in Delhi from December 2013?
Girish Soni

Who is appointed to administer Health, Industries, Gurudwara ministry in Delhi from December 2013?
Satender Jain

Current affairs january 2014 important days and festival january 2014

January 2014 important days and festival

The United Nations designated 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming and Crystallography

Important days, Celebrations January 2014 in India and across the globe

1st January 2014 New Year

1st to 3rd January 2014 Japanese New Year

1st January 2014 Army Medical Corps Establishment Day

4th January Flower Basket Day

6th January Cuddle Cup Day

6th January 2014 Epiphany Day

7th January Orthodox Chirstmas

8th January Bubble Bath Day

8th January African National Congress Foundation Day

9th January 2014 Dance Day

11th January Secret Pal Day

11th January Death Anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri

13th January Lohri

13th January Make Your Dreams Come True Day

14th January 2014 Pongal / Makar Sankranti

15th January Strawberry Ice Crea Day

19th January Whisper 'I Love You' Day

20th January Penguin Awareness Day

20th January Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

21st January 2014 Send a Hug Day

23rd January Netaji Subhash Chandra bose's Birth Anniver…

Sports January 102nd Australian Open 2014

Sports January 102nd Australian Open 2014

Dates: 13th January 2014 to 26th January 2014

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Venue: Melbourne Park

Tournament consists of: Singles, Doubles and Mixed doubles

Junior and wheelchair players: Singles and Doubles

Participant highlights for Australian Open 2014:

3 time defending champion in the men's singles, Novak Djokovic

2 time defending champion in the women's singles, Victoria Azarenka

2014 holiday list Indian Government

Full list of 2014 Government holidays in India
(Please refer respective state list for other holidays)

14th January Id-Milad, Makara Sankranti, Pongal

26th January Republic Day

4th February Basant Pancahmi (Restricted holiday)

27th February Maha Shivaratri (Restricted holiday)

17th March Holi

31st March Ugadi (Restricted holiday)

1st April Ram Navami

13th April Mahavir Jayanthi

14th April Vishu (Restricted holiday)

18th April Good Friday

9th May Rabindranath Tagore birthday (Restricted holiday)

14th May Buddha Purnima

29th July Idu'l Fitr

10th August Raksha Bandhan (Restricted holiday)

15th August Independence Day

18th August Janmashtami / Parsi New Year (Restricted holiday)

29th August Vinayaka Chaturthi (Restricted holiday)

7th September Onam (Restricted holiday)

23rd September Mahalaya Amavasya

1st October Maha Saptami (Restricted holiday)

2nd October Maha Ashtami (Restricted holiday), Gandhi Jayanthi

3rd October Maha Navami (Restricted holiday), Dasara

4th October Vijayadasami

Do's and Dont's for assessing your progress

Do's and Dont's for assessing your progress


Be hard to judge yourself.

Do have a good idea of what you want to achieve and the reason for it.

Share the credit for achievement.

Do admit your weakness or fault.


Don't get carried away by success.

Don't be boastful.

Don't be misled by past comparisons.

Mars Orbiter Mission Spacecraft 2013

Mars Orbiter Mission Spacecraft is India's first interplanetary mission to planet Mars with an orbiter craft designed to orbit Mars in an elliptical orbit.

Application of Mars Orbiter Mission Spacecraft

To carry out observation of physical features of mars and carry out limited study of Martian atmosphere

Launch Site - SDSC SHAR Centre, Sriharikota, India

Highlights of GSAT-7 launched on 30th August 2013

Highlights of GSAT-7 launched on 30th August 2013

GSAT-7 is an advanced communication satellite built by ISRO to provide wide range of service spectrum from low bit rate voice to high bit rate data communication

Application of GSAT-7

Communication satellite

Orbit - 74 degree E Geo Stationary

Mission Life - 7 years

Launch site - Kourou, French Guiana

Highlights of INSAT-3D launched on 26th July 2013

Highlights of INSAT-3D launched on 26th July 2013

INSAT-3D is an advanced weather satellite of India configured with improved Imaging System and Atmospheric Sounder.

Application of INSAT-3D

- enhanced meteorological observations
- monitoring of land and ocean surfaces
- generating vertical profile of the atmosphere in terms of temperature
- humidity for weather forecasting and disaster warning

Orbit - Geostationary , 82 deg E Longitude

Mission Life - 7 years

Launch site - Kourou, French Guiana

Highlights of IRNSS-1A launched on 1st July 2013

Highlights of IRNSS-1A launched on 1st July 2013

IRNSS-1A is the 1st satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System. It is one of the 7 satellites constituting the IRNSS space segment.

Application of IRNSS-1A

Disaster Management, Vehicle tracking and fleet management, Integration with mobile phones, Mapping and Geodetic data capture, Terrestrial navigation aid for hikers and travelers, Visual and voice navigation for drivers

Orbit - Geosynchronous, at 55 deg East longitude with 29 deg inclination

Mission life - 10 years

Launch site - SDSC SHAR Centre, Sriharikota, India

2013 CNNIBN Indian of the year

2013 CNNIBN Indian of the year

Person - Stop Acid Attacks (NGO group)

Politics - Arvind Kejriwal

Sports - P.V.Sindhu

Business - Rajiv bajaj

Entertainment - Kapil Sharma

Public Service - ADR and Lily Thomas

Self Evaluation - How do I evaluate myself?

Self Evaluation - How do I evaluate myself?

Ambition - Write down my ambition and plans to achieve them.

Vision - Set a clear idea of what am going to do in the next 4 years.

Confidence - Am I able to accomplish the task ahead?

Ability to take risk - Do I believe in my ability to judge and take risk?

Drive and Energy - Can I bear the issue and decide on the right action with full mental powers?

Self-criticism - Do I seek feedback from others, and work on it?

Leadership - Can I achieve group ambition and develop other leaders?

Top 13 of March 2013

Top 13 of March 2013

Anil Anathaswamy won the inaugural Physics Journalism Prize

Reva e2o electric car with a range of 100kms on full charge was launched

AirAsia, Malaysian airlines got regulatory approval for starting airline venture in the Indian civil aviation sector

Arts education programme 'The World Voice Programme' was launched by the British Council in partnership with NCERT in India

Kannada films from the state of Karnataka since the inception of the industry were to be digitally archived

Investothon 2013 was held at Rajkot, Gujarat

5-nation BRICS summit was held on 26th and 27th March 2013 at Durban, South Africa

Himachal Pradesh Excise policy 2013-14

121km stretch of Barak river was declared as National waterway under the National Water Bill 2013 in India

Bihar's All India Street Food Festival 2013

Richa Sharma was named global brand ambassador of Mrs India International

Chris Hadfield became first Canadian astronaut to take command of International Space Station

ORIGOSafe, …

CCL 2014, Entertainment updates december 2013, the 25 greatest living legends 2013

Amitabh Bachchan named Star of the Millennium at the Big Star Entertainment Awards 2013

NDTV's The 25 greatest living legends

Amartya Sen, Amitabh Bachchan, Anish Kapoor, A.R.Rahman, C.N.R.Rao, Ela Bhatt, Fali S Nariman, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Indra Nooyi, Kapil Dev, Leander Peas, M.S.Swaminathan, Mukesh Ambani, N.R.Narayana Murthy, Rajinikanth, Ratan Tata, Sachin Tendulkar, S.S.Badrinath, S.H.Raza,Shah Rukh Khan, Venkataraman Ramakrishnan, Vikarm Seth, Waheeda Rahman, Y.K.Hamied and Zubin Mehta

11th Chennai International Film Festival was held from 12th to 19th December 2013

Trisha Krishnan is the ambassador of the Chennai Rhinos for the 4th edition of Celebrity Cricket League 2014, Sachin Tendulkar to launch CCL 4 on 20th December 2013

Table top cricket ground, Wayanad Krishnagiri cricket stadium 2013

Wayanad Krishnagiri cricket stadium 2013

Ground location: 900 metres above sea level, 2nd cricket ground in India after Dhramasala stadium

Type: Table top cricket ground surrounded with 3 sides of mountains

Area: 11 acres, 20,000 square feet pavilion

First scheduled match: Mumbai Under-19 v/s Kerala Under-19, 29th December 2013

Chief guest for January 26th Republic Day India

Chief guest for January 26th Republic Day India

2014 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan

2013 King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Bhutan

2012 Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand

2011 President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesia

2010 President Lee Myung Bak, Republic of Korea

2009 President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakshtan

2008 President Nicolas Sarkozy, France

2007 President Vladimir Putin, Russia

2006 King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, Saudi Arabia

2005 King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, Bhutan

2004 President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil

2003 President Mohammed Khatami, Iran

2002 President Cassam Uteem, Mauritius

2001 President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algeria

2000 President Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria

1999 King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, Nepal

1998 President Jacques Chirac, France

1997 Prime Minister Basdeo Panday, Trinidad and Tobago

1996 President Dr. Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Brazil

1995 President Nelson Mandela, South Africa

1994 Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, Singapore

1993 Prime Minister Jo…

Conferences and Seminar December 2013

Conferences and Seminar December 2013

1st December 2013 National Conference on Innovations in Electrical, Electronics and Computer Science Engineering, Bangalore

2nd to 4th December 2013 Shared Services and Outsourcing Week India 2013, Gurgaon

3rd to 4th December BioPharma India Convention 2013, India

3rd to 8th December 2013 Annual Orthopedic Conference, Agra

5th to 6th December Rural Marketing India Conclave, New Delhi

8th December International Conference on Is Science able to explain the Scientist? (Science and Scientist - 2013), Bhubaneswar

10th to 11th December ICONSEA2013, Hyderabad

12th to 14th December 2013 International Conference on Disaster Mitigation and Management, Thanjavur

13th December Food Evolution Symposium, Mumbai

13th to 14th December 2013 2nd International Conference on Managing Human Resources at the Workplace, Mysore

13th December EduCon2013, New Delhi

19th December 2013 National Conference on Surgical Nutrition, Bardhaman, West Bengal

21st to 22nd December International C…

10th edition Dubai International Film Festival awards 2013

10th edition Dubai International Film Festival awards 2013

Emirates NBD People's Choice Award

Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee for American film "Frozen" and Amal Al-Agroobi for "The Brain That Sings" (UAE)


Short: Ahmed Yassin - "Children Of God" (Iraq, UK, Hungary)
Documentary: Zeina Daccache - "Scheherazade's Diary" (Lebanon)
Feature: Mohammed Khan - "Factory Girl" (Egypt, UAE)

Emirates NBD People's Choice Award

Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee - "Frozen" (US)
Amal Al-Agroobi - "The Brain That Sings" (UAE)

Muhr Emirati

Special Mention: Mohammad Fikree - "Girl & It" (UAE)
Best Director: Muna Al Ali - "Concealment" (UAE)
Special Jury Prize: Claudia Corbelli and Greg White - "The Neighbour" (UAE)
Best Film: Abdullah Hasan Ahmed and Khalid Al Mahmood - "Don't Leave Me" (UAE)

Muhr AsiaAfrica

Muhr AsiaAfrica Short

Special Mention: Cedric Ido  "Twaaga" (Burkina Faso, France)

18th International Film Festival of Kerala

18th International Film Festival of Kerala 2013

Golden Crow Pheasant Award for the Best film - Parviz (Majid Barzegar)

Silver Crow Pheasant Award for the Best Director - Kamaleswar Mukherjee (Meghe Dhaka Taara)

Best Debut Film, Best Film Competition Section, FIPRESCI - Errata (Ivan Vescovo)

Audience Award for Best Film - 101 Questions (Sidhartha Shiva)

Best Malayalam Film, FIPRESCI - Kanyaka Talkies

Best Malayalam Film, NETPAC - CR No 89

Full list of ICC Hall of Fame members

ICC Hall of Fame members

Curtly Ambrose West Indies

Enid Bakewell England

Sydney Barnes England

Ken Barrington England

Bishan Singh Bedi India

Alec Bedser England

Richie Benaud Australia

Allan Border Australia

Ian Botham England

Geoffrey Boycott England

Donald Bradman Australia

Greg Chappell Australia

Ian Chappell Australia

Belinda Clark Australia

Denis Compton England

Colin Cowdrey England

Alan Davidson Australia

Kapil Dev India

Joel Garner West Indies

Sunil Gavaskar India

Lance Gibbs West Indies

Graham Gooch England

David Gower England

W.G.Grace England

Tom Graveney England

Gordon Greenidge West Indies

Clarrie Grimmett Australia

Richard Hadlee New Zealand

Wally Hammond England

Neil Harvey Australia

George Headley West Indies

Rachael Heyhoe-Flint England

Jack Hobbs England

Michael Holding West Indies

Leonard Hutton England

Rohan Kanhai West Indies

Imran Khan Pakistan

Alan Knott England

Jim Laker England

Brian Lara West Indies

Harold Larwood England

Dennis Lillee Australia

Ray Lindwall Australia

Clive Lloyd West Indies

Rod Marsh…

ICC Annual Awards 2013, ICC cricketer of the year 2013

ICC Annual Awards 2013

ICC Cricketer of the Year (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy) - Michael Clarke, Australia

ICC Test Cricketer of the Year - Michael Clarke,Australia

ICC Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year - Suzie Bates,New Zealand

ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year - Kumar Sangakkara,Sri Lanka

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year - Cheteshwar Pujara,India

ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year - Kevin O'Brien,Ireland

ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year - Umar Gul,Pakistan

ICC T20I Women's Cricketer of the Year - Sarah Taylor,England

ICC Spirit of Cricket Award - Mahela Jayawardene,Sri Lanka

ICC Umpire of the Year (David Shepherd Trophy) - Richard Kettleborough,England

People's Choice - MS Dhoni,India

Top 13 of February 2013

Top 13 of February 2013

Dell was sold for SilverLake and Microsoft

MCX-SX became operational in India

Times Mobile Ltd. (GreetZAP) launched voice cards which can record feelings and emotions

Sai Silks (Kalamandir) Ltd. became first sari retailer to file IPO

Lakshadweep's 1st sea-bridge-runway

Air India was de-recognised as associate member by Hockey India

SARAL-ALtika, Indo-French satellite was launched

University College London developed a computer that could get back up after crashing and repair corrupted data on its own

STRaND-1 (Surrey Training, Research and Nanosatellite Demonstrator 1), world first smartphone satellite assembled by British engineers and was launched from India

Inaugural edition of Golf Premier League 2013

South Korea's first female president, Park Geun-hye

Singapore, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology developed human kidney cells

Yahoo withdrew work from home policy

Facts of Indian railways, List of Indian railway zones and Manfacturing units of Indian railways

Facts of Indian railways

Indian Railways - Lifeline of the Nation

Founded - 16th April 1853

Headquarters and Owner - New Delhi, Government of India

Board - Ministry of Railways through Railway Board

Services - Passenger railways, Freight services, Parcel carrier, Catering and Toursim Services, Parking lot operations

Zones - 17 zones

Website -

List of Indian railway zones

Central railway

East Central railway

East Coast railway

Eastern railway

Metro railway Kolkata

North Central railway

North Eastern railway

North Western railway

North East Frontier railway

Northern railway

South Central railway

South East Central railway

South Eastern railway

South Western railway

Southern railway

West Central railway

Western railway

Manufacturing units of Indian railways

CLW Chitranjan

CORE Allahabad

DLW Varanasi

DMW Patiala

ICF Chennai

MRVC Mumbai

RCF Kapurthala

RWF Bangalore

RCF Raebareli

Bharatiya Mahila Bank, Headquarters, Tagline, Branches 19th November 2013

Bharatiya Mahila Bank 19th November 2013

Abbreviation: BMB

Tagline: Empowering Women

Inauguration: Mumbai, on the occasion of 94th birth anniversary of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi

CMD: Usha Ananthasubramanian

Headquarters: Delhi

Initial capital: Rs.1,000 crores

CBS service: Profile of Fidelity Information Services

1st branch: Nariman Point, Mumbai

7 Branches across: Kolkata, Chennai, Ahemdabad and Guwahati

Products: Core banking,credit card, consumer banking, corporate banking, finance and insurance, investment banking, mortgage loans, private banking, private equity, wealth management

Key Objective: To focus on the banking needs of women and promote economic empowerment through women's growth and developments

Proposed branches: 25 by 31st March 2014

Important Food days January 2014

Food days January 2014

1st January 2014 Bloody Mary Day

2nd January Cream Puffs Day

3rd Chocolate-Covered Cherry Day

4th Spaghetti Day

5th Whipped Cream Day

6th Shortbread Day

7th January 2014 Tempura Day

8th English Toffee Day

9th Apricot Day

10th Bittersweet Chocolate Day

11th Hot Toddy Day

12th Marzipan Day

13th Peach Melba Day

14th Hot Pastrami Day

15th January 2014 Strawberry Ice Cream Day

16th Fig Newton Day

17th January Hot Buttered Rum Day

18th Slow Cooking Month

19th Popcorn Day

20th January Buttercrunch Day

21st Granola Bar Day

22nd Blonde Brownie Day

23rd Rhubarb Day

24th Peanut Butter Day

25th Irish Coffee Day

26th Peanut Brittle Day

27th January Chocolate Cake Day

28th Blueberry Pancake Day

29th Corn Chip Day

30th Croissant Day

31th January 2014 Bread Month

Ranji Trophy winners from 1934 to 2013

Ranji Trophy winners from 1934 to 2013


1942-43, 1946-47, 1949-50, 1957-58, 2000-01


1934-35, 1935-36, 1941-42, 1944-45, 1948-49, 1951-52, 1953-54, 1955-56, 1956-57, 1958-59, 1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63, 1963-64, 1964-65, 1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1980-81, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1996-97, 1999-00, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2012-13


1938-39, 1989-90


1978-79, 1979-80, 1981-82, 1985-86, 1988-89, 1991-92, 2007-08




1937-38, 1986-87


1945-46, 1947-48, 1950-51, 1952-53


1973-74, 1977-78, 1982-83, 1995-96, 1997-98, 1998-99




1939-40, 1940-41






2001-02, 2004-05


2010-11, 2011-12

Tamil Nadu


Uttar Pradesh


Western India


Various types of buildings

Adoble - A house made from sun-dried bricks of clay and straw - usually built in warm, dry climates like the south western U.S.

Apartment - A set of rooms in a building which usually contains other similar sets of rooms.

Barracks - A building or set of buildings used to house soldiers.

Boardinghouse - A house in which rooms are rented and meals are served in a common dining room.

Bungalow - A small house with a low,wide roof and a porch. It is usually one story high.

Chalet - A mountain house with a wide,overhanging roof and posts and beams. The style originated in Switzerland.

Chateau - A home for nuns.

Cottage - A small country home or summer house used for vacations.

Duplex Apartment - An apartment with two floors of living space.

Duplex House - A house divided into two living units.

Estate - A large country house with seperate buildings on a large tract of land.

Farmhouse - The dwelling for people who live and work on a farm raising animals or crops.

Flat - An apartment on one floor of a buil…

Top 13 of January 2013

Mangalore Port's first mail line vessel

Jaipur launched 'Garima', a helpline to complain about eve-teasing and molestation. SMS: 7891091111 E-mail:

Swami Vivekanada's 150th birthday was celebrated

100th Science Congress event

International Kite Festival was held in 14th January 2013

India-Bangladesh liberalised visa agreement

Soumyajit Ghosh became youngest men's National Table Tennis champion in India

Janusz Krzyzowski, an Indologist in Poland translated Ramayana in Polish language

Projected growth rate of 6.1% was set by United Nations for 2013 to India

France was invited as guest country at the Hyderabad Literary Festival 2013

India-Mayanmar winter festival 2013 aimed to develop eco-tourism and wildlife conversion

Bio Asia 2013 was held from 28th to 30th January 2013

Inaugural Hero Hockey India League was held from 14th January to 10th February 2013

List of Indian captains for One-Day Cricket

List of Indian captains for One-Day Cricket

A.L.Wadekar 1974-1974

S.Venkataraghavan 1975-1979

B.S.Bedi 1976-1978

S.M.Gavaskar 1980-1985

G.R.Viswanath 1981-1981

N.Kapil Dev 1982-1987

S.M.H.Kirmani 1983-1983

M.Amarnath 1984-1984

R.J.Shastri 1987-1991

D.B.Vengsarkar 1987-1989

K.Srikkanth 1989-1989

M.Azharuddin 1990-1999

S.R.Tendulkar 1996-2000

A.Jadeja 1998-1999

S.C.Ganguly 1999-2005

R.Dravid 2000-2007

A.Kumble 2002-2002

V.Sehwag 2003-2012

M.S.Dhoni 2007-2013

S.K.Raina 2010-2011

G.Gamdhir 2010-2011

V.Kohli 2013-2013

List of Indian captains for Test Cricket

List of Indian captains for Test Cricket

C.K.Nayudu 1932-1934

Vizianagram 1936-1936

Nawab of Pataudi 1946-1946

L.Amarnath 1947-1952

V.S.Hazare  1951-1953

M.H.Mankad 1955-1959

Ghulam Ahmed 1955-1959

P.R.Umrigar 1955-1958

H.R.Adhikari 1959-1959

D.K.Gaekwad 1959-1959

P.Roy 1959-1959

G.S.Ramchand 1959-1960

N.J.Contractor 1960-1962

Nawab of Pataudi 1962-1975

C.G.Borde 1967-1967

A.L.Wadekar 1971-1974

S.Venkataraghavan 1974-1979

S.M.Gavaskar 1976-1985

B.S.Bedi 1976-1978

G.R.Viswanath 1980-1980

N.Kapil Dev 1983-1987

D.B.Vengsarkar 1987-1989

R.J.Shastri 1988-1988

K.Srikkanth 1989-1989

M.Azharuddin 1990-1999

S.R.Tendulkar 1996-2000

S.C.Ganguly 2000-2005

R.Dravid 2003-2007

V.Sehwag 2005-2012

A.Kumble 2007-2008

M.S.Dhoni 2008-2013

Fobres Top 15 rich personalities from Karnataka

Fobres Top 15 rich personalities from Karnataka

Azim Premji Wipro Rs.88,300 crores

Narayan Murthy Infosys Rs.10,500 crores

Kris Gopalakrishnan Infosys Rs.8,900 crores

Nandan Nilekani Infosys Rs.8,300 crores

Ranjan Pai Manipal Education and Medical Group Rs.8,000 crores

Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao GMR Group Rs.6,500 crores

K.Dinesh Infosys Rs.6,400 crores

Rajesh Mehta Rajesh Exports Rs.6,250 crores

Jitendra Virwani Embassy Property Rs.5,700 crores

S.D.Shibulal Infosys Rs.5,600 crores

B.R.Shetty New Medical Centre Group of Companies Rs.5,570 crores

V.G.Siddartha Cafe Coffee Day Rs.5,400 crores

P.N.C.Menon Shobha Developers Rs.4,800 crores

Vijay Malya UB Group Rs.4,750 crores

Kiran Mujumdar Shaw Biocon Rs.4,200 crores

December 2013 Important days, Important festivals

1st December 2013 World Aids Day

2nd December 2013 UAE National Day

4th December 2013 International Hug Day

6th December 2013 St.Nicholas Day

7th December Pearl Harbour Day

8th December Winter Flowers Day

9th December 2013 Christmas Card Day

10th December Human Rights Day

13th December 2013 Friday the 13th, Ice Cream Day

19th December 2013 Christmas Carol Day

22nd December Christmas Tree Light Day

25th December 2013 Christmas

1st December 2013 current affairs quiz

1st December 2013 current affairs quiz

World AIDS Day is observed on 1st December 2013

ISRO's Mars Orbiter ventured out of Earth's sphere

Xolo launches Q500, a dual-sim smartphone with 4inch WVGA screen with One Glass Solution technology

Beatriz's War, East Timor's first feature film post-colonization period won the Golden Peacock award for the 2013 best film and the prize money of 40 lakh

Apur Panchali directed by Kaushik Ganguly (a dedicated iconic filmmaker Satyajit Ray) won the Silver Peacock Award for 2013 and the prize money of 15 lakh

BSNL PentTpad with calling function 2013,Pentabharat dual sim 2014

BSNL PentTpad with calling function 2013,Pentabharat dual sim 2013-14

Penta Smart PS650 6.5-inch screen

2MP rear camera, VGA front camera

Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)

1.2GHz dual-core processor with 512MB RAM

4GB internal storage

2,500mAh battery

BSNL Penta T-Pad WS707C tablet calling function

7-inch screen, Android 4.2 operating system

1.2GHz dual-core CPU paired with 512MB RAM

4GB internal storage, 32GB microSD support and 2MP camera

PentaBharat feature phone dual-sim handset 3-inch display

1.3MP rear camera microSD support Bluetooth and 64MB RAM

1,800mAh battery talk time of 8 hours

BSNL Penta Smart PS 501 android phones, BSNL Penta Smart PS501 smartphone 2013

BSNL android phones, BSNL tablets 2013

Penta Smart PS 501

5-inch screen with 854x480p resolution and 196ppi pixel density

Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system

1.2GHz dual-core processor with 512MB RAM

4GB internal storage and supports microSD card expansion up to 32GB

Penta Smart PS501 smartphone

5MP Camera LED flash and VGA in front

2G, 3G and Wi-Fi networks and transfer data via Bluetooth and microUSB

1,800mAh battery and features dual-sim functionality

Gesture motion texting as well as 3D technologies

Power Personas of the Year 2013

Power Personas of the Year 2013

Hydro Power - Dr.R.K.Gupta, Chairman & Managing Director, WAPCOS Ltd.

Conventional Energy–Thermal Power - Anil Sardana, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Power Co. Ltd.

Power Distribution - H.S.Patel, IAS, Managing Director, Dakshin Gujarat Vij Co. Ltd. (DGVCL)

De-Centralised and Distributed Power - Premangshu Sanyal, Managing Director, Bergen Engines India Pvt. Ltd. – Rolls Royce Reciprocating Power Systems

Innovative Leadership In An Emerging Enterprise, Power & Energy - B.L.Agrawal, Chairman, HIRA Group – Godawari Power & Ispat Ltd. and Godawari Green Energy Ltd.

Award for Best Performing Bureaucrats in Power sector and Best Officer in Power Sector Affecting Transformation State Government - S. K. Shukla, CEO, Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA)

Best Oil & Gas Sector Organization/Company of the year - Oil India Ltd.

Best FUELS & RESOURCES company of the year - Northern Coalfields Ltd. (NCL)

Best Power Sector Fin…

7th ENERTIA Awards 2013 India’s Award for Sustainable Energy, Power and Infrastructure

7th ENERTIA Awards 2013 – India’s Award for Sustainable Energy, Power and Infrastructure

India’s Top Investment & Infra Excellent State for Energy & Power - Gujarat State won the award for the 6th consecutive time

India’s Best Utility-State Sector - Dakshin Gujarat Vij Co. Ltd. (DGVCL), South Gujarat region, won the award for the 3rd consecutive time

Power Generation for Hydro Power Sector -  Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd. (SSNNL) won the Award for 3rd time. The project is the only one of its kind in India and Asia with Power Generation from a River-bed large storage dam powerhouse, augmented with the Canal-head Power and a Pilot 1-MW Canal-Top Mini-Solar Power Plant, that while generating power also conserves water by preventing evaporative loss.

Utilities and T&D Award for Best Performing Utility-Urban {Joint award} - The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport (BEST Undertaking) and Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation Limited (CESC LTD.)

Joint award for being Best N…

Personality Quiz: Yogendra Prasad, former chairman NHPC Ltd.

Yogendra Prasad is credited for the capacity build-up of 22,000MW of Hydropower projects spread across the North and the North-Eastern regions of India, Leading to the evolution of the ‘50,000MW Hydropower Initiative’ under the then PM of India Atal Behari Vajpayee. Yogendra Prasad was instrumental in formation of NHDC a JV between NHPC, Government of India and Government of Madhya Pradesh, that resulted in greater Hydropower forays across Central India like the Indira Sagar and Omkareshwar HEPs.

Yogendra Prasad:
Former Chairman and MD, NHPC Ltd.
Former VP, IHA (International Hydropower Association) and Former President (Indian National Hydropower Association)

Forbes Top 10 World's Most Valuable List 2013

Forbes Top 10 World's Most Valuable List 2013

Apple $104.3 billion

Microsoft $56.7 billion

Coca-Cola $54.9 billion

IBM $50.7 billion

Google $47.3 billion

McDonald $39.4 billion

General Electric $34.2 billion

Intel $30.9 billion

Samsung $29.5 billion

Louis Vuitton $28.4 billion

Important days, Celebrations February 2014 in India and across the globe

Important days, Celebrations February 2014 in India and across the globe

2nd February 2014 Groundhog Day

2nd February 2014 Super Sunday

2nd February 2014 World Wetland Day

4th February Vasant Panchami

4th February National Day of Sri Lanka: The Day of Sri Lankan Autonomy

7th February 2014 Rose Day

7th February Send a Card to a Friend Day

8th February Smile Day

9th February 2014 World Marriage Day

10th February Teddy Bear Day

11th February Promise Day

11th February Make a New Friend Day

12th February 2014 Kiss Day

13th February Hug Day

13th February I Value Our Friendship Day

13th February Sarojini Naidu's Birth Anniversary

14th February Valentine's Day

14th February Heart to Heart Day

15th February 2014 Thanks for a Great Valentine's Day

16th to 22nd February 2014 International Friendship Week

17th February President's Day

19th February 2014 Temporary Insanity Day

19th February 2014 Chocolate Mint Day

23rd February Banana Bread Day

24th February Central Excise Day

25th February 2014 Cuddle Day

Conference, Seminar, Summit November 2013

Conference, Seminar, Summit November 2013

5th to 8th November 2013

International Social Work Crossing Borders, Building Bridges, Angamaly, Kerala

8th to 9th November 2013

IET International Conference on Recent Trends in Power, Control and Instrumentation Engineering, Hyderabad

8th to 9th November 2013

First International Conference on Recent Trends in Communication and Computer Networks, Hyderabad

9th to 16th November 2013

International Conference Workshop on Fractals and Wavelets, Cochin, Kerala

9th to 10th November 2013

9th International Writers Festival, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh

11th to 12th November 2013

25th Qimpro Convention, Mumbai

14th to 16th November 2013

NextGen Genomics Bioinformatics Technologies Conference, Delhi

15th to 16th November 2013

CUBE 2013 International Information Technology Conference, Pune

20th to 22nd November 2013

2nd International Conference on Industrial Engineering, Surat

20th November 2013

5th Phrmacovigilance Congregation

21st to 22nd November 2013

BYTE into BIG DATA Summit…

Dehradun Literature Festival 2013, Doon LitFest 2013

Dehradun Literature Festival 2013

Dates: 29th November 2013 to 1st December 2013

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Registration: No entry fee

Venue: Pacific Mall, Rajpur Road, Jakhan, Dehradun


Panel Discussions



Performances: A musical tribute to Literature and Cinema and 10 Years with Guru Dutt


Indira Gandhi social awards 2012-13

Indira Gandhi social awards

Objective: Indira Gandhi social awards is a annual award, given on birth anniversary of former Prime minister, Indira Gandhi for Universities, Colleges and Volunteers for social service programmes like tree plantation and blood donation.

Country: India

Indira Gandhi social award winners 2012-13

Representatives of the University of Mangalore

Department of higher education Kerala

Kumaon University, Nainital

Osmania University, Hyderabad

Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam

Mahatma Gandhi University, Koyttayam

Mumbai University

Agricultural news november 2013

Agriculture Everywhere!

Sericulture to employ 9.24 million people by 2016-17, Central Silk Board

Andhra Pradesh to invite global tenders to sell red sanders of over 8,000 tonne

Exports of Soybean during October 2013 was at 1.94 lakh tonnes with an increase of 280.4% compared to 0.51 lakh tonnes in October 2012

Farmers can adapt information and communication technology by organising themselves to become literate in computers, J.A.Chowdary, FICCI Co-Chair at World Agricultural Forum Congress 2013

Cargill India to establish Rs.100 crore ultra modern feed plant in Malwa belt, Punjab

London theatre award 2013

London theatre award 2013

Best actress - Helen mirren for playing the role of Queen Elizabeth in 'The Audience'

Best actor - Rory Kinnear and Adrian Lester as the leads in 'Othello'

Best play - Lucy Kirkwood for 'Chimerica'

Outstanding Newcomer American actor - Seth Numrich for 'Sweet Bird of Youth'

Most Promising Playwright - Rachel De-lahay for 'Routes'

Best Musical Performance - Rosalie Craig for 'The Light Princess'

The Evening Standard Theatre Icon Award - Maggie Smith for her contribution to the world stage

New Award for Comedy - David Williams for his performance as Bottom in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Artistic director of the Old Vic since 2003 - Actor and director Kevin Spacey was given the Editor's Award for his contribution to British Theatre

Lebedev Special Award - Andrew Lloyd-Webber for his contribution to musical theatre

Emerging Talent Award - Actress/writer Cush Jumbo for her one-woman play about Josephine Baker, &…

17th November 2013 currentaffairsquiz, International Students Day 2013

17th November 2013 currentaffairsquiz

Kartika Poornima or Tripuri Poornima or Tripurari Poornima is celebrated along with 544th Prakash Utsav i.e.birth anniversary of the first Sikh Guru, Nanak Dev is celebrated on 17th November 2013.

World day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

International Students Day is observed on 17th November to commemorate anniversary of the 1939 Nazi storming of the University of Prague.

South Central Railway to shut down Passenger Reservation System for disaster recovery drill on 17th November 2013 from 15:00 (3pm) to 22:00 (10pm) IST

Scientist Professor CNR Rao to get Bharat Ratna

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar becomes youngest, first sports person to get Bharat Ratna

National Child Award 2013 for exceptional achievement

National Child Award 2013 for exceptional achievement


Harshal Shahi, Delhi in the field of chess

21 Silver Medal winners

S.Harshitha Reddy, Andhra Pradesh in the field of mathematics

Dhanraj Sahariah, Assam in the various fields like martial arts, dance, music, swimming and theatre

M.Shraddha, Chandigarh in the field of Hindustani classical music

Anjali Yadav, Chattisgarh in the various fields like yoga, taekwondo, painting and dancing

Hardik Jay Prakash Nayar, Daman & Diu in the field of academics

A.A.Aravinda Lochanan, Delhi in various fields like musical instrument (Violin), recitation, quiz

Vaishnav Chinmay Surilbhai, Gujarat in the field of academics and sports

Harman Singh, Haryana in the field of dance and culture

Kushagra Rastogi, Himachal Pradesh in the field of academics

Kariha Javaid, Jammu and Kashmir in the field of martial arts and academics

Simpi Kumari, Jammu and Kashmir in the field of archery

Pooja G.Prabhu, Karnataka in the field of music

Akshay V.A, Kerala in the field of…

14th November 2013 children's day, free diabetes camp 2013

14th November 2013 children's day, diabetes day walkathon

Jawaharlal Nehru's birth is celebrated as Children's day across India.

World Usability Day  Pickle Appreciation Day  World Diabetes Day

Free diabetes camp, Bangalore

Venue: Apollo Hospital

Date: November 14th 2013

Complimentary Quick Diabetes Check between 9am and 6pm at:

Apollo Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, Phone: 26304050

Apollo Specialty Hospital, 3rd Block, Jayanagar (Near Madhavan Park), Phone: 30804444

Ashes 2013-14, England tour of Australia

Ashes 2013-14, England tour of Australia

1st Test: Australia v/s England, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
21st November 2013 to 25th November 2013 05:30 IST

2nd Test: Australia v/s England, Adelaide Oval
5th December 2013 to 9th December 2013 05:30 IST

3rd Test: Australia v/s England, Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
13th December 2013 to 17th December 2013 08:00 IST

4th Test: Australia v/s England, Melbourne Cricket Ground
26th December 2013 to 31th December 2013 05:00 IST

5th Test: Australia v/s England, Sydney Cricket Ground
3rd January 2014 to 7th January 2014 05:00 IST

1st ODI: Australia v England, Melbourne Cricket Ground
January 12th 2014 08:50 IST

2nd ODI: Australia v England, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
January 17th 2014 08:50 IST

3rd ODI: Australia v England, Sydney Cricket Ground
January 19th 2014 08:50 IST

4th ODI: Australia v England, Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
January 24th 2014 08:50 IST

5th ODI: Australia v …

Mascot of Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games 2014 and Torch Relay

Mascot of Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games 2014 and Torch Relay

The Polar Bear designed by Oleg Serdechniy

The European Hare designed by Silviya Petrova, Chuvashia

The Amur Leopard designed by Vadim Pak, Nakhodka

Torch Relay

On 29th September 2013 Olympic torch was lit in Ancient Olympia

Olympic Torch began its 7-day journey across Greece and on to Russia

The torch relay started at Moscow, Russia on 7th October 2013

Torch realy is set to pass 83 Russian cities and arrive at Sochi on 7th February 2014

International Krishimela 2013, ragi chocolates, online ups for smartphones

International Krishimela 2013

Event dates and location

7th to 11th November 2013 at GKVK, UAS, Bangalore India


Centenary celebrations for the Agricultural Department of Karnataka

Golden Jubilee year for University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore

Importance of Krishimela 2013

Mechanisation of Tools to Solve Agricultural Labour Problem programme was organised by the Agricultural Department of Karnataka

Highlights of the event:

Ragi chocolates

Crop exhibition

Solar lights

Online UPS for smartphone

Mini Tractor

Organic farming

It was a full house on all 5 days!!!

11th November 2013 currentaffairsquiz

11th November 2013 currentaffairsquiz

First phase of assembly election was held across 18 constituencies of Chhattisgarh

India's April to October 2013 exports at $179.38 billion and import at $270.06 billion

Ircon International Limited bagged top infrastructure company at the Dun and Bradstreet Infra Awards 2013 for delivery exemplary performance

India's forex reserve for week ended 1st November 2013 at $281.29 billion

Parvinder Sohi Behuria is appointed as Secretary General of National Human Rights Commission

7th India-Republic of Korea Joint Commission meeting was held on 8th November 2013 in New Delhi

Central Bank of India posted net loss of Rs.1,508.74 crore for July-September 2013-14 fiscal

Haiyan 2013, Donation to rebuild Philippines

Super Typhoon Yolanda i.e. Haiyan 2013, Donation to rebuild Philippines

Haiyan 2013 death toll to cross 10,000 in the Philippines

Haiyan moves to South China Sea and it is expected to make a landfall on Vietnam, over 600,000 evacuated.

Google Person finder:

Exhibitions and Yoga festivals January 2014 across the globe

Exhibitions and Yoga festivals January 2014 across the globe

15th to 18th January 10th India International Refractories Congress 2014

4-day Caribbean Yoga Conference, Jamaica, January 2014

17th to 19th January 2014 Made in Gujarat and India Business Trade Show,

Colombo Exhibition Center, Sri Lanka

20th to 23rd January 2014, Steel Fab, Expo Centre Sharjah, UAE

20th to 22nd January Water Expo, Chennai Trade Centre, India

21st to 22nd January Convergene India

22nd to 24th January India Engineering Sourcing Show, Mumbai, India

23rd to 28th January IMTEX 2014, Bangalore, India

31th January to 2nd February 2014, Vega Green Energy, Hitex, Hyderabad, India

Miss Universe 2013 winner, top5, top 10 and top 16

Miss Universe 2013 winner, top5, top 10 and top 16

Miss Universe 2013 Venezuela – Maria Gabriela Isler

1st runner-up Spain – Patricia Rodriguez

2nd runner-up Ecuador – Constanza Baez

3rd runner-up Philippines – Ariella Arida

4th runner-up Brazil – Jakelyne Oliveira

Dominican Republic – Yaritza Reyes

Great Britain – Amy Willerton

India – Manasi Moghe

Ukraine – Olga Storozhenko

USA – Erin Brady

China – Jin Ye

Costa Rica – Fabiana Granados

Indonesia – Whulandary Herman

Nicaragua – Nastassja Bolivar

Puerto Rico – Monic Perez

Switzerland - Dominique Rinderknecht

Paragana 2013 - National level annual business festival, Occult 2K 13 college fest 2013

My Campaign @ Ahvan 2013, Social Marketing event

Organised by: IIM Indore

Event details:

IT's The Technocrafts - Rid to Win

Organised by: Sunderdeep Engineering College, Ghaziabad

Event date: 14th November 2013


Occult 2K 13

Organised by: Jagan Institute of Management Studies, Delhi

Event date: 29th and 23th November 2013


Paragana 2013 - National level annual business festival

Organised by: NMIMS Mumbai

Event date: 14th to 17th Novmeber 2013



Karnataka 2nd PUC Annual exam time table 2014

Karnataka 2nd PUC Annual exam time table 2014

12th March 2014 - Political Science and Statistics (9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)

13th March 2014 - Biology and Electronics (9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)

14th March 2014 - Sociology and Accountancy (9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)

15th March 2014 - Physics and Psychology (9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)

15th March 2014 - Carnatic and Hindustani Music (2:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.)

16th March 2014 - Holiday

17th March 2014 - Economics and Geology (9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)

18th March 2014 - Mathematics and Geography (9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)

19th March 2014 - Optional Kannada, Home Science and Basic Maths (9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)

20th March 2014 - Chemistry and Business Studies (9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)

21st March 2014 - Logic and Education (9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)

22nd March 2014 - History and Computer Science (9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)

23rd March 2014 - Holiday

24th March 2014 - Marathi and Urdu (9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)

25th March 2014 - English (9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)

26th March…

Karnataka SSLC exam timetable 2014

Karnataka SSLC exam time table 2014

28th March 2014 - 1st language: Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, English, Sanskrit

29th March 2014 - Indian Economics, Elements of Engineering, Engineering Drawing (Afernoon), Elements of Electronic Engineering, Elements of Computer Science

30th March 2014 - Holiday

31st March 2014 - Holiday

1st April 2014 - Mathematics, Indian Social Studies

2nd April 2014 - Holiday

3rd April 2014 - Science, Indian Political Science, Urban Policy (Morning), Carnatic and Hindustani Music (Afternoon)

4th April 2014 - 3rd language: Hindi, English, Kannada, Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Sanskrit, Konkani

5th April 2014 - Holiday

6th April 2014 - Holiday

7th April 2014 - Social Science

8th April 2014 - Holiday

9th April 2014 - 2nd language: English, Kannada

Beat the Diabetes Walkathon 2013, Bengaluru

Beat the Diabetes Walkathon, Bengaluru

Date: 16th November 2013, Saturday

Time: 6:30 a.m. IST

Initiative supported by:

Johnson and Johnson - Healthcare Partner, Columbia Asia Hospitals - Medical Partner, Fitness First - Fitness Partner along with Landmark Group companies Lifestyle, Max, Auchan, Bossini, Citymax and Splash.


Current Affairs 6th November 2013

Current Affairs November 2013

Blackberry to focus on software for phones

Apple to open manufacturing plant in Arizona

Mark Schwarzer retires from International football

Mahatma Gandhi's charka sold for 1,10,000 pounds in an auction at London

SAP to focus on the e-commerce segment in India

January to September 2013 all India Tea production at 861.6 million kg

Operational Airlines in India and their headquarters

Operational Airlines in India and their headquarters

Air India (National Carrier) Mumbai

Air India Express (Scheduled) Kochi

Air India Regional (Scheduled) Mumbai

AirAsia India (Scheduled) Chennai

Air Costa (Scheduled) Vijayawada

Air Odisha (Non-Scheduled) Bhubaneswar

Blue Dart Aviation (Cargo) Chennai

Deccan Charters (Non-Scheduled) Bangalore

GoAir (Scheduled) Mumbai

IndiGo (Scheduled) Gurgaon

Jagson Airlines (Scheduled) Delhi

Jet Airways (Scheduled) Mumbai

SpiceJet (Scheduled) Chennai

TajAir (Non-Scheduled) Mumbai

Gadag Computer training on WHEELS, Mobile Multi Skill Training Bus, Karantaka 8am and 8pm daily

Computer training on WHEELS, bus will run between 8am and 8pm daily

Government ITI of Betageri, Gadag district, Karnataka has started a Mobile Multi Skill Training Bus to provide people of the town basic computer education at their doorstep.

Air-conditioned bus accommodates

Study material

16 computers

An LCD projector

A generator and two teachers


To provide technical training to those who can’t afford going to computer institutes.

Topics covered

Basic computer knowledge, Internet, Web designing, Web page development, Java, computer hardware and networking, Spoken English, and Design.

Times education expo december 2013, higher education summit november 2013, international premier schools exhibition 2013

FICCI Higher Education Summit 2013

Dates: 13th and 14th November

Venue: Federation house, New Delhi

Times Education Expo 2013, Pune

Dates: 23rd and 24th November

Venue: Pune Sun N Sand Hotel, Bund Garden Road

Times Education Expo 2013, Bangalore

Dates: 30th November to 1st December 2013

Venue: Hotel Matthan, HAL Airport Road

Times Education Expo 2013, Mumbai

Dates: 7th and 8th December 2013

Venue: Hall of Knowldege, Dr.Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai

Education Worldwide 2013, Delhi

Date: 1st December 2013

Venue: Hotel The Royal Plaza, Ashoka Road

India and International Premier Schools Exhibition 2013, Aizwal

Dates: 3rd and 4th December 2013

Venue: Edgewater Beach Resort, Aizwal, Mizoram

Times Education Expo 2013, Delhi

Dates: 14th and 15th December 2013

Venue: Pragati Maidan

India's maiden mars mission 2013, Mars Orbiter Mission, Mangalyaan 2013

India's maiden mars mission 2013, Mars Orbiter Mission, Mangalyaan 2013

India will be 6th to launch Mars Mission after US, Russia, China, Japan and European Union

Aim of the project 2013

To develop the technologies required for



management and

operations of an interplanetary mission

First Launch Pad at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle - PSLV C-25 at 14:38 IST on 5th November 2013

Total project cost: Rs.4.54 billion

Program Director: Mylswamy Annadurai

Project Director: S.Arunan

Director: S.K. Shivkumar, ISRO Satellite Centre oversees design and development of the Orbiter

3rd November 2013 current affairs quiz

3rd November 2013 Current Affairs Quiz

Name the father of IBM personal computer who died at the age of 72.
William C Lowe

Who was the runner up at the World Summit Youth Award for Sentinel, a women's security application under the Power2Women category?
Kallidil Kalidasan

Which company launched its first no-frills homes in Bangalore and Mysore recently?
Smart Spaces

Who is appointed as COO of SpiceJet?
Sanjiv Kapoor

Which Hindi magazine won the Press Council of India's Raja Ram Mohan Roy National award for Excellence in Journalism?
India Today

Which country was suspended from 2014 Davis Cup?

West Indies tour of India 2013

1st Test - India v West Indies, Eden Gardens, Kolkata
6th November 2013 to 10th November 2013 09:00 IST

2nd Test - India v West Indies, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
14th November 2013 to 18th November 2013 09:30 IST

1st ODI - India v West Indies, Nehru Stadium, Kochi
21st November 2013

2nd ODI - India v West Indies, Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
24th November 2013

3rd ODI - India v West Indies, Green Park, Kanpur
27th November 2013

Poll schedule 5 states Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Delhi contestants elections 2013

Poll schedule 5 states Elections 2013 and Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Delhi contestants 2013

Chhattisgarh: 11th and 19th November 2013

Madhya Pradesh: 25th November 2013

Mizoram: 25th November 2013

Rajasthan: 1st December 2013

Delhi: 4th December 2013

Chhattisgarh: Raman Singh, Ajit Jogi, Charan Das Mahant, Brij Mohan Agarwal

Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Digvijaya Singh, Kamal Nath, Ajay Singh, Uma Bharati

Mizoram: Pu Lalthanhawla, Brig.T.Sailo

Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot, Vasundhra Raje, Sachin Pilot, CP Joshi

Delhi: Sheila Dikshit, Ajay Maken, Arvind Kejriwal

International events november 2013

Warsaw Climate Change Conference 2013

19th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Dates: 11 to 22 November 2013

Venue: National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland

Dubai Motor Festival 2013

Dates: 5th to 9th November 2013

Venue: Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre - Dubai World Trade Centre

International Coffee and Tea Festival 2013

Dates: 6th to 9th November 2013

Venue: Meydan Grandstand and Convention Centre, Dubai

Dubai Wrestling Entertainment 2013

Date: 8th November 2013

Venue: Hamdan Sports Complex, Dubai

Diwali Quiz

In which hindu month does Diwali fall?

With which puja is Diwali associated?
Laxmi puja

Diwali commemorates the killing of which demon by Lord Krishna?

What event from Ramayana does Diwali symbolise?
The return of Rama and Sita to Ayodhya after 14 years

Which other religion also celebrates Diwali?
Jains(Mahavir attained Nirvana)

In what way do people celebrate Diwali?
By lighting fireworks

Unlike the rest of India, Tamilians do not burst crackers in the evening. When do they do it?

Diwali is shortened version of Deepavali. What is the literal meaning of the term?
Row of lights

List of essay topics October 2013

Possible essay topics October 2013

Busan International Film Festival, South Korea

Thailand's entry fee for foreigners 2014

World Agriculture Forum Congress and Agri-Tech Trade Fair 2013

IT.Biz 2013

India and China 21st round of boundary talks

China's Li-Fi technology

Air pollution and its course of cancer deaths

India-Finland clean technology agreement

India-Japan Mumbai-Ahmedabad rail route MoU

China-EU bilateral currency swap agreement

After effects of cyclone Phailin

1st november 2013 celebration and observation across the globe

1st November 2013 celebration and observation across the globe

Dhanteras or Dhanatrayodashi or Dhanvantari Trayodashi is the 1st day of the 5-day Diwali Festival celebrated in India. Dhan = wealth Teras = 13th lunar day of Krishna paksha.

All Saints Day or All Hallows or Solemnity of All Saints or The Feast of All Saints is celebrated by parts of Western Christianity.

Karnataka celebrates 57th Kannada Rajyotsava i.e. Karnataka Formation Day

Andhra Pradesh celebrates 57th State Formation Day

Kerala celebrates Malayalam Day

National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo an annual internet-based creative writing project held between 1st November and 30th November.

Movember is November events to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression.

Kannada Rajyotsava award recipients 2013

Recipients of Rajyotsava awards 2013


Ko Chennabasappa, Davangere

Chandrakantha Kusanoor, Gulbarga

Mallika Ghanti, Bagalkot

K.B. Siddhaiah, Tumkur

Srikanta Kudige, Shimoga


Gajanana Hari Mahale, Dharwad

H.V. Venkatasubbaiah, Bangalore

Na Ratna, Mysore

Florina Bai, Gadag

Shashidhar Adapa, Dakshina Kannada


Sohan Kumari, Bangalore

Fayaz Khan, Dharwad

Basavaraja Thirukappa Bhajantri, Haveri

Hanumantha Rao Gonawara, Raichur


M.Shakuntala Hanumanthappa, Chikmagalur


Shanti Naik, Uttara Kannada

Yelisowwa Madara, Davangere

Bannur Kempama, Mysore

Mahadevappa Monappa Badigera, Bagalkot

Sharanappa Vadageri, Koppal


K.M.Raghava Nabiar, Udupi

Narayana Hasyagara Nellikatte, Kasaragod

Rayappa Sangappa Kumbhara, Bagalkot

Lakshmibai Salahalli, Belgaum

Social work:

Soolagitti Narasamma, Tumkur

Kondajji B.Shanmugappa, Davangere

Maina Gopalakrishna, Mysore

T.Raja, Bangalore

Basavalingappa S.Jamakhandi, Bagalkot

Kannadiga Diaspora:

Doctor Aarthi Krishna settled in the U.S.

Outstanding ach…

List of Indira Gandhi Award winners for National Integration

2013: MS Swaminathan

2012: Gulzar

2011: Mohan Dharia

2010: A.R.Rahman and Ramakrishna Mission Ashram (jointly)

2009: Balraj Puri

2006: Dr.J.S. Bandukwalla and Ram Puniyani (jointly)

2005: Javed Akhtar

2004: Mahashweta Devi

2003: Shyam Benegal

2002: Acharya Mahaprajna

Beant Singh (Posthumous) & Natwar Thakkar (Jointly), Gandhi Institute of Public Affairs (Karnataka), Indira Gandhi Centre for National Integration (Shanti Niketan), Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, Shankar Dayal Sharma (Posthumous), Satish Dhawan, Shri H.Y.Sharada Prasad, Ram-Rahim Nagar Slum Dwellers Association (Ahmedabad), Aaman Pathik Peace Volunteer Group (Ahmedabad), Ram Sinh Solanki and Sunil Tamaiche (Jointly)

1996: Bishambhar Nath Pande

1993: Acharya Tulsi

Paramdham Ashram (Wardha, Maharashtra)

Shri Rajiv Gandhi (Posthumous)

1990: Shri P.N.Haksar, M.S.Subbulakshmi

1987: Smt. Aruna Asaf Ali, Bharat Scouts and Guides

1987: Swami Ranganathananda

Airshows ADEX 2013 and 2014 across the globe

29th October 2013 to 3rd November 2013, Seoul ADEX 2013 Seoul, Korea

17th November 2013 to 21st November 2013, Dubai Airshow, Dubai, UAE

19th November 2013 to 22nd November 2013, Milipol Paris, Paris, France

11th February 2014 to 16th February 2014, Singapore Airshow, Singapore

1st March 2014 to 4th March 2014, HeliExpo, USA

25th March 2014 to 30th March 2014, FIDAE, Chile

8th April 2014 to 10th April 2014, LAAD Security, Brazil

13th May 2014 to 24th May 2014, EBACE, Russia

20th May 2014 to 25th May 2014, ILA Berlin Air Show 2014, Berlin, Germany

12th July 2014 to 13th July 2014, RIAT, UK

14th July 2014 to 20th July 2014, Farnborough International Airshow, UK

Top 20 Employers for 2013 by Science Careers From the journal Science

Top 20 Employers for 2013 by Science magazine

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Tarrytown, New York)

Genentech (South San Francisco, California)

Vertex (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

AbbVie (North Chicago, Illinoi)

Eli Lilly and Company (Indianapolis, Indiana)

Biocon Limited (Bengaluru, Karnataka, India)

Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

Novartis (Basel, Switzerland)

Boehringer Ingelheim (Ingelheim, Germany)

Biogen Idec (Weston, Massachusetts)

Novo Nordisk (Bagsvaerd, Denmark)

DuPont (Wilmington, Delaware)

Syngenta (Basel, Switzerland)

Monsanto Company (Creve Coeur, Missouri)

Gilead Sciences (Foster City, California)

Roche—excluding Genentech (Basel, Switzerland)

Celgene (Summit, NJ)

Abbott (Abbott Park, IL)

Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA)

Bayer (Leverkusen, Germany)

ICC WCT20 2014 schedule

ICC World Twenty20 2014 Schedule or fixture

1st Match: March 16 2014, 15:00 IST

Group A - Bangladesh v TBC Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

2nd Match: March 16 2014, 19:00 IST

Group A - TBC v TBC Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

3rd Match: March 17th 2014, 15:00 IST

Group B - Zimbabwe v TBC, Sylhet Stadium

4th Match: March 17th 2014 19:00 IST

Group B - TBC v TBC, Sylhet Stadium

5th Match: March 18th 2014 15:00 IST

Group A - TBC v TBC, Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

6th Match: March 18th 2014 19:00 IST

Group A - Bangladesh v TBC, Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

7th Match: March 19th 2014 15:00 IST

Group B - Zimbabwe v TBC, Sylhet Stadium

8th Match: March 19th 2014 19:00 IST

Group B - TBC v TBC, Sylhet Stadium

9th Match: March 20th 2014 15:00 IST

Group A - TBC v TBC, Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

10th Match: March 20th 2014 19:00 IST

Group A - Bangladesh v TBC, Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

11th Match: March 21st 2014 11:00 IST

Group B - Zimbabwe v T…