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List of essay topics may 2013

Russia's consulate in Goa, an immediate solution to illegal land deals?

Zimbabwe's new constitution a changing facet of its economy

India's defence university

Indian universities role in education expo of Africa

Royal Enfield automobile heritage museum in India

Saudi Arabia's job regulation policy 2013

75% decline in reality sector in the state of Tamil Nadu, its impact on economy

Israel's first bilateral business relations with Karnataka

Brazil and Singapore's Intellectual property cooperation 2013

FM radio channels in India, a life changer

Sports, India quiz may 2013

Who won the UNESCO's young scientist award for 2013?
Bilal Habib

Which Indian state government will set up more than 1,000 Reverse Osmosis plants in rural areas to provide clean drinking water?

Which country will host 2014 women's Football Aisan Cup?

Name the US-based supply chain provider acquired by TVS Logistics Services.
Wainwright Industries

Which company is set to de-merge its lubricants division into a separate listed entity?
Gulf Oil Corporation

Admissions expo,asansol career fair,palampur educatus expo 2013

Aspirations World, New Delhi, 1st and 2nd June 2013

INFRA EDUCA, Muzaffarpur, 1st and 2nd June 2013

Times Education Boutique, Patna, 1st and 2nd June 2013

Admission fair, Kolkata, 1st June to 3rd June 2013

Career fair, Asansol, 5th and 6th June 2013

Education Vista, Mumbai, 15th and 16th June 2013

Educatus Expo, Palampur, 22nd and 23rd June 2013

Conferences held across India in May 2013

2nd National Conference of Automation in Manufacturing Technology, Delhi

Pharma Project Management, Mumbai

Asia Pacific Conference 2013, Bangalore

123rd Social Media Marketing Workshop, Hotel Sea Princess, Mumbai

2nd Edition COM India Conclave, Mumbai

Indian TDS Business Insurance Laws, New Delhi

Worldwide current affairs quiz 2013

Who took oath as the 15th Governor of Arunachal Pradesh?
Lt. Gen (retired) Nirbhay Sharma

Who was presented with Rotary distinguished NRI award?
Former tennis player Vijay Amritraj

Expand LCA. (Hint: Aircraft)
Light Combat Aircraft

Which hospital setup liver transplantation centre at Bangalore in May 2013?

Where in India 12th American Business Corner was launched by Nancy J.Powell?
Mohali, Punjab

May 2013 month end current affairs quiz

What was the aim of Saakshar Bharat scheme launched by Government of India?
To promote and strengthen adult education

Which online currency operator was shut down for money laundering recently?
Liberty Reserve

Expand NLUP. (Hint: Land)
New Land Use Policy

Which country's parliament speaker was Mohammed al-Maqrif?

Where in Punjab race course will be set up as per the Punjab Horse Race (Regulation and Management) Act, 2013?
Mattewara, Ludhiana

Microsoft BizSpark India Startup Challenge 2013, cash awards $70,000

Microsoft BizSpark India Startup Challenge 2013


To search entrepreneurs with innovative ideas in cloud computing, mobile applications and Windows 8 business applications

Regional finals

25th May: Hyderabad
29th May: Kolkata
29th May: Cochin
1st June: New Delhi
1st June: Pune
4th June: Ahmedabad
4th June: Mumbai
6th June: Coimbatore
6th June: Bangalore
7th June: Chennai


Cash awards $70,000 and non-cash prizes worth $2 million


ICC Champions Trophy 2013 warm-up matches schedule or fixtures

Champions Trophy 2013 warm-up matches fixtures

30th May 2013, 17:30 IST

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Edgbaston, Brimingham

1st June 2013, 15:00 IST

India vs Sri Lanka, Edgbaston, Brimingham

1st June 2013, 17:30 IST

Australia vs West Indies, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

3rd June 2013, 15:00 IST

Pakistan vs South Africa, Kennigton Oval, London

4th June 2013, 15:00 IST

Australia vs India, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

4th June 2013, 15:00 IST

Sri Lanka vs West Indies Edgbaston, Brimingham

Siddharth Mahadevan song zinda,Raanjhanaa june 2013

'Zinda' sung by Siddharth Mahadevan S/o. Shankar Mahadevan in the movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Raanjhanaa scheduled for 21st June 2013 release, artists support on microblogging site about Dhanush's Bollywood debut:

Choreographer/director Farah Khan, "I think Dhanush is one of the most charming, likeable and screen friendly hero I have seen in a long time! He is what he is and that makes it cool".

Bollywood female actor Sridevi, "Dhanush comes across very effectively.. The film looks very promising. I am looking forward to it."

Rana Daggubati, "Dhanush is outstanding in the promo. I wish him all the luck"

Shruti Haasan, "Dhanush is an incredible co-star".

Dharmesh Darshan announces next film Dhadkan 2

Prithviraj to play major role in Kaaviya Thalaivan

Security Guard Vacancy in Reserve Bank of India 2013

Security Guard Vacancy in Reserve Bank of India, 10th pass


Age Limit: 18 and 25 years respectively as on 01.05.2013

Qualification: Class X Pass (10th pass)

Location: Kanpur and Lucknow office

Last Date: 17 June 2013


SSC Sub Inspector Recruitment 2013

SSC Sub Inspector Recruitment 2013


Age Limit – 20-25 Years

Qualification – Graduation  or equivalent qualificiation

Date of Examination

10th June 2013 for Paper - I

18th August 2013 for Paper - II


Mewar Aanchalik Gramin Bank, Officer Scale-II and Office Assistant 2013 recruitment

Mewar Aanchalik Gramin Bank hiring Officer Scale-II and Office Assistant

18 to 28 years (As on 1/6/2012) Any degree graduates for Office Assistant

Certified Associateship (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and One Year Experience for Officer Scale-II

Job location: Udaipur

Application last date: 7th June 2013


Top 5 gk questions for may 2013

For the development of which project Japan has provided loan of about $504 million to Myanmar?
Thilawa Special Economic Zone

Who was honoured by Martin O'Malley Governor of State of Maryland for his contribution to Indian cinema?
Susi Ganeshan

Name the Chinese version of a book written by Pascal Alan Nazareth which was released at the Peking University's Centre for India Studies.
Gandhi's Outstanding Leadership

Where did the Air Force Base became operational in the Indian Ocean region recently?

Which state won the 3rd Hockey India Sub-Junior Women National Championship held in Bhopal?

Book,sports,food quiz may 2013

Who as a debut Captain won Indian Premier League 2013?
Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians

Name the book that is to be released by Governor of Maharashtra K.Sankarnarayanan recently.
Fauna of Maharashtra

Expand NLD. (Hint: Democracy)
National League of Democracy

Who anchored Moplah food festival 2013 in Kerala?
Ummi Abdulla

Name the Indian company which will sponsor West Indies cricket team for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 and ICC World Twenty20 2014.
Confident Group

25th May 2013 gk updates

Who is set to retire as P&G CEO?
Robert A.McDonald

Who won the Champions League 2013 at London's Wembley Stadium?
Bayern Munich

Expand NBSA. (Hint: News)
News Broadcasting Standards Authority

Which country celebrated 50 years of progress and unity on 25th May 2013?

In which country liquor (vodka and other spirits) production dropped 23.3 percent in the first four months of 2013?

6 decades of career, over 10,000 tamil film songs, T.M.S died at 91

Born 24th March 1922

Trained his voice since the age of 7

Learnt carnatic music from Chinnakonda Sarangapani Bhagavathar

Later, he learnt carnatic music from Arayakkudi Rajamani Iyengar for 2 years

Started with stage concerts at the age of 23

P.Susheela trust recognition award

Mega TV Amutha Ghanam" recognition award

Lifetime achievement for "MGR memorial award

Lifetime achievement for "Shivaji memorial award

20th Century top play back singer from South African,City Mayor through Tamil fans 1995

May 2013 weekend current affairs updates on tablets

Which city in India will host world's biggest heavy metal music festival audition?

Expand CSTO. (Hint: Security)
Collective Security Treaty Organisation

Which country is ready to help Maharashtra in terms of infrastructure?

Who is the CEO of the cellphone retail chain The Mobile Store?
Himanshu Chakrawarti

In which eco-sensitive zone of Agra industrial growth has come to an halt leading to migration of rural labour to urban areas?
Taj Trapezium Zone

Biology quiz 2013

In which organ of the human body are the lymphocyte cells formed?

Which plant is used for green manuring in India?

Alpha-keratin is a protein present in:

The Hepatitis-B, which affects liver, is actually a:

The short upper part of the human instestine next to the stomach is called

The phenomenon by which water molecules move from a weaker solution to a stronger solution through a semi-permeable membrane is called:

Desert plants wood be characterised by:
Sunken stomata

Flower colours are due to:

The sweetest sugar is:

The largest flower in the world is that of:
Contributor: Khirabdhi Mashra

Sample questions for CWE 2013 test

Expand HSRP. (Hint: Security)
High Security Registration Plates

Capital markets in India were controlled by which act prior to SEBI coming into existence which celebrated 25 years on 23rd May 2013?
Capital Issues (Control) Act of 1947

Which act in India states laughing or crying an offense as it disturbs the habitat in national park?
Section 28 nad 35 of Wildlife Protection Act

Expand NORX. (Hint: re-exports)
Non-oil re-exports

Who won the 5th Man Booker International Prize?
Lydia Davis

Online quiz for competitive exams may 2013

Which country signed new constitution into law on 22nd May 2013?

Which motherboard maker rolled out world's first dual OS (windows 8 and Android 4.1) All-in-One PC?
Asus, Asus Transformer AiO priced between Rs.87,000 and Rs.1.07 lakh

Sredojevic Milutin is appointed as football coach of which country?

Which company plans to roll out 4G in West Bengal?
Reliance Industries

Who won the Danish 'grand prize' at the 2nd Copenhagen International Sand sculpture festival 2013?
Sudarsan Pattnaik for Go green, Save Earth

Asus world's first dual OS PC

Personality quiz, Technology quiz may 2013

How do we know Jolla in the world of technology?
Mobile phone with first sailfish operating system

What is the solution named for an alternative for touch-free phone technology developed by Andrea Colaco?
3dim solution

Which franchisee pulled out of Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket in India recently?
Sahara for Pune Warriors

Which state in India is set to ban gutka and online (lotto) lottery with effect from 1st July 2013?
West Bengal

Who is appointed as interm president and CEO of iGate after Phaneesh Murthy's termination?
Gerhard Watzinger

Jolla's 1st Sailfish OS Smartphone

Automobile, sports quiz may 2013

How does the sporting world know Saketh Myneni?
Tennis player

Who won the Billboard Music Awards 2013 under 8 categories including artist of the year?
Taylor Swift

In which country did Tata Motors launch Vista D90 priced up to Rs.17 lakh?

Which telugu language movie will be screened at the 18th edition of the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea?

Who were the champions at the TCS World 10K held in Bangalore under men and women category respectively?
Alex Oloitiptip from Kenya (men) and Gladys Cherono from Kenya (women)

Online courses for IAS prelims, general studies in hindi and CSAT full online preparation

2,600 vacancies for Common Written Exam of National Insurance companies 2013 recruitment

List of General insurance companies participating

National Insurance Company Ltd.

The New India Assurance

Oriental Insurance

United India Insurance

Educational Qualification

Graduate or Pass in HSC (12th) examination with 60% marks

Age limit

18 to 28 years as on 30th June 2013

Important Dates

Online Registration from – 18 May -2013
Last Date for Online Registration – 8 June 2013
Payment of Application Fees – 18 May to 12 June 2013

May 2013 current affairs quiz collection

Expand BIS. (Hint: Standards)
Bureau of Indian Standards

Which country thrashed India 5-0 in Sudirman Cup?

Who became the first Pakistani woman to scale Mount Everest?
Mountaineer Samina Baig

Name the West Indian cricketer who reached 300 first-class matches.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Where in Haryana India's first defence university is to be setup?

Current weekly updates may 2013

Who became the first Saudi Arabian women to scale Mount Everest in May 2013?
Raha Moharrak

Name the third woman from West Bengal who scaled Mount Everest in May 2013.
Chanda Gayen

Who became first woman from Meghalaya to scale Mount Everest on 18th May 2013?
Wansuk Myrthong

Name the cricketer who became the first to take 100 wickets in IPL.
Latish Malinga

Who regained world's richest person title from Carlos Slim?
Bill Gates

For which project Dell Social Innovation Challenge competition was held in New Delhi, India?
Solar Conduction Dryer

Name the education content maker who partnered with education company Benesse Holdings to take its product global.
In-Open Technologies

Expand ICCC. (Hint: Canada)
Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce

Expand EFD. (Hint: Financial)
Economic and Financial Dialogue

Expand NHRC. (Hint: Human)
National Human Rights Commission

Expand WBA. (Hint: Boxing)
World Boxing Association

Adam Gilchrist retires from IPL end of 2013 season

Total Matches 101

Total runs 2617

Highest score 109 not out

Average 27.26

Strike rate 140.54

100's - 3

50's - 13

Four's - 295

Six's - 120

Catches - 73

Stumping - 22

Champions trophy 2013 team India squad

Indian team squad for champions trophy 2013

MS Dhoni (Captain/Wicketkeeper)
Shikar Dhawan
Dinesh Karthik
Murali Vijay
Virat Kohli
Suresh Raina
Rohit Sharma
Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravindra Jadeja
Amit Mishra
Irfan Pathan
Ishant Sharma
Bhuvenshwar Kumar
Vinay Kumar
Umesh Yadav

List of cabinet ministers and state ministers Karnataka 2013

20 cabinet ministers inducted by Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah May 2013

M.B. Patil
H.K. Patil
U.T. Khader
K.J. George
H. Anjaneya
Ramanath Rai
Qamarul Islam
R.V. Deshpande
M.H. Ambareesh
Ramalinga Reddy
Prakash Hukkeri
T.B. Jayachandra
H.C. Mahadevappa
Satish Jharkiholi
Vinay Kumar Sorake
V. Srinivas Prasad
Shivaraj Thangadagi
H.S. Mahadeva Prasad
Baburao Chinchanasur
Shamanur Shivashankarappa

8 state ministers of Karnataka May 2013

T. Umashree
Santosh Lad
Parameshwar Naik
Dinesh Gundu Rao
Kimmane Ratnakara
Krishna Byregowda
S.P. Rudrappa Patil
K. Abhay Chandra Jail

May 2013 world gk updates for various competitive exams

Which country became world's fourth largest flower exporter?

Which Caribbean island will observe Indian Arrival Day on 30th May 2013?

Which company signed MoU with Andhra Pradesh Government to train engineering students of Jawahar Knowledge Centres in technologies including mobile and cloud computing?
Google India Private Ltd.

Which state will have Knowledge Consortium complex aiming for education reforms for an educational revolution in India?

Which country partnered with India to setup center of excellence for fruits in Haryana?

What are the sectors India sought access for its exporters from Japan during comprehensive review of bilateral economic engagement?
Agriculture, Marine product and Pharmaceuticals

Who won the inaugural FIBA 2013 Asia 3x3 basketball event held at Doha?

Name the person who heads to buy NBA team 'Sacramento Kings'?
Vivek Ranadive

How does the banking world know D.Sampath Kumar Chary?
Chairman of Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank


Free online objective questions may 2013

Who became the first wicket keeper to win cricketer of the year for 2012-13?
Matt Prior

Which three countries signed 5th IBSA women's forum resolution?
India, Brazil and South Africa

Which institute was designated as WHO collaborating Centre in traditional medicine for four years recently?
Moraji Desai National Institute of Yoga

Who is appointed as brand ambassador for Panasonic's smartphone range?
Varun Dhawan

Expand GSC. (Hint: Sports)
Global Sports Communication

Where in Africa 12 Indian universities and institutes of higher learning are set to take part in a 2-day education expo?

Which Cricket Association will name an indoor facility at the stadium after Sachin Tendulkar?
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association

Expand FIU-IND. (Hint: Intelligence)
Financial Intelligence Unit-India

Who is named as Singapore national team football coach for two years?
Bernd Stange

Which telugu revenge-drama movie will be screened at the Madrid International Film Festival and Puchon International Film Fes…

Last date for DWM course 2013-14

Last Date for receipt of Applications is 15th June 2013 for IGNOU's 1 year Diploma in Watershed Management (DWM) and six months Certificate in Water Harvesting and Management (CWHM) for July 2013 session

More info:

May 2013 entertainment quiz

Who is the music director of Bombay talkies (2013)?
Amit Trivedi

In which movie released in 2013 Saif Ali Khan is named as Boris?
Go Goa Gone

Who is known as Thomas in tamil movie Kadal?
Gautham Karthik S/o. actor Karthik

Name the actor who acted in Vishwaroopam and produced a short film "1001 Audtions" which was selected in 8 film festivals.
Pooja Kumar

What is the role of Nayantara in telugu movie Greeku Veerudu?

Who has directed music for telugu movie Baadshah released in 2013?

Who played lead role in the kannada movie Rajani Kantha along with Duniya Vijay?
Arindrita Ray

Who was known as Basak in the kannada movie Topiwala?

15th may 2013 sample quiz questions

Who is appointed as youngest CEO of Air Asia India?
Mittu Chandilya

What is the maturity period set for inflation-indexed bond to be issued by RBI from 4th June 2013?
10 years

Planning Commission in India approved Rs.34,000 crore annual plan for which state during 2013-14 fiscal?

As per which section of Income Tax Act leave travel allowance are exempted only for domestic travel and cannot be combined with overseas journey?
Section 10 (5) and Rule 2B

Name the three high net worth individuals whom Anand Mahindra has joined to launch India's genrespecific hindi entertainment channel, Epic.
Mahesh Samat, Ravina Kohli and Aparna Pandey

Name the Canadian astronaut who has recorded the first music video in space.
Chris Hadfield

Expand MDM. (Hint: Device)
Mobile Device Management

Who is appointed as COO of Network18?
Ajay Chacko

Expand FSRU. (Hint: Storage)
Floating, storage and re-gasification unit

Daily current affairs updates may 2013

Expand iSpirt. (Hint: Software)
Indian Software Product Industry Round Table

Expand Pharmexcil. (Hint: Pharmaceuticals)
Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India

Which country rolled out same-day visa for Indians making it the first country to get a visa within 24 hours?
United Kingdom

Which university got approval to introduce an interdisciplinary M.Phil on gender studies?
Rajasthan University

Which country declared state of emergency in three of its northeastern states recently?

Name the deadly virus against which scientists have unveiled an affordable vaccine in India recently.

Expand RAW. (Hint: Analysis)
Research and Analysis Wing

Name the ex-world table tennis champion who is one among 60 top athletes of the world who are set to tour West Asia to spread peace through sports.
Peter Karlsson

Expand TFFI. (Hint: Tennis)
Table Tennis Federation of India

Which IT training firm launched Cloud Campus aiming to offer over 100 courses across 300 locations by end of 2013?

How w…

May 2013 current affairs quiz on tablets

Who was voted Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Men of 2012?
Mahesh Babu

Who was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Karnataka succeeding Jagadish Shettar?

Which company tested 5G wireless technology which could allow users to download a movie in one second?
Samsung Electronics

Where in India 15th century Chandraprabha Digambar Jain temple was reopened recently?
Jainimedu, Kerala

Through which programme Canara bank plans to raise up to $1 billion?
Medium-term note

Vishwananthan Anand lost in the fourth round of Norway Chess 2013 Super tournament against whom?
Hikaru Nakamura

Who won gold medal under the 400m event at Asian Grand Prix 2013?

Who won the Spanish Grand Prix 2013?
Fernando Alonso

Which company launched 10 gram gold coin with Sachin Tendulkar's face and signature embossed on it?
Valuemart Gold and Jewels

Expand FICA. (Hint: Cricketers)
Federation of International Cricketers Association

Exports of which commodity from India to US are expected to cross 500 tonnes?


11th May 2013 gk snippets

IFFCO and Vale SA, a Brazilian mining company entered in joint venture for supply of rock phosphate

Indian Army to replace Maruti Gypsy with Mahindra Scorpio and Tata Safari

Mira Nair to be honored with German Film Award for Peace, The Bridge 2013 for her movie "The Reluctant Fundamentalist"

Shahrukh Khan conferred with the Chevalier Sivaji award for 2012

Business quiz may 2013

Which two telecom networks in India have proposed to start cable tv?

Which start government in India has started the first batch of Young India Programme with five students?

How many hill forts of Rajasthan have been included in UNESCO's world heritage list?

Which 3 cities top the list for new retailer entries across Asia Pacific?
Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore

Which automobile maker could become the first to set up its heritage museum in India?
Royal Enfield

Which Hong Kong based insurance company will operate from as a branch in Manila, Philippine?
Starr International Insurance (Asia)

Where in India Valvoline Cummins opened its manufacturing facility?
Ambernath, Mumbai

As per SIAM what is annual fall of car sales in April 2013?

Objective current affairs quiz may 2013

Which company unveiled its training campus in Delhi, claiming to be the world's largest IT training facility?
Koenig Solutions

Who replaced Peter Klein as CFO of Microsoft?
Amy Hood

Which university approved four-year undergraduate programme in India?

Expand MTPA. (Hint: Million)
Million tonne per annum

Name the cricketer who quoted Twenty20 cricket is a saviour.
Vivian Richards

Which company launched Asha 501 mobile phone priced at $99?

Expand CCPA. (Hint: Political)
Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs

Name the company which received 2013 SAP Pinnacle award as the Run SAP partner of the year.
Tata Consultancy Services

Name the deadly virus discovered causing common cold that has struck in France.
Novel Coronavirus

Name the vaccine suspended by Vietnam following the death of 9 kids.

Expand ICOMOS. (Hint: Monuments)
International Council in Monuments and Sites

Latest general knowledge updates may 2013

Which Indian state has now centralised online admission process for graduation and post-graduation courses in all government and private colleges for the academic session 2013-14?
Madhya Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh won India Travel Awards for 2013 of which magazine?
Lonely Planet

Who is the president of Badminton Association of India?
Akhilesh Das Gupta

Which low cost carrier airlines will give passengers the option of blocking a  seats for a payment of Rs.100 to Rs. 200?

Who is appointed as brand ambassador for Agrani Homes?
Chris Gayle

Awareness of which inherited blood disorder was observed on 8th May to ensure both the partners don't suffer from the genetic disorder?
International Thalassemia Day

Which country will host grand finale of WTA Championships women's tennis season for next 5 years from 2014?

Which Indian state plans to start social security scheme for depositors and investors to ensure proper return of money following Saradha chit fund issue?
West Bengal

Expand C…

IBL - Indian Badminton League 2013

IBL 2013 - Dates, venue, opening ceremony and franchise

Dates: 14th to 31st August 2013

Venue: 6 cities across India - New Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Mumbai

Opening ceremony on 13th August 2013 at New Delhi

IBL is a joint venture of Badminton Association of India and Sporty Solutionz Pvt. Ltd.

Badminton Association of India president - Akhilesh Das Gupta

Sporty Solutionz Pvt. Ltd. CEO - Ashish Chadha

Prize money: $1 million

6 franchise for IBL 2013

Hyderabad Hotshots (Hyderabad)

Rajbhani Smashers (Delhi)

Mumbai Masters (Mumbai)

Karnataka Kings (Bangalore)

Pune Vijetas (Pune)

Lucknow Warriors (Lucknow)

Places of importance across Madhya Pradesh

Bhimbetak and Chathurbhuj Nath - Rock paintings

Gondwana - Minerals

Amlai - Paper mill

Panchamarhi - Hill Station

Panna - Diamond mines

Bhera Ghat - Marble rocks

Khajurao - Artistic temple

Singrauli - Coal mine

Nepa Nagar - Newspaper mill

Numerical ability with answers - Simplify the following

Post tile sponsor: Corp Info box

(i) 7777 + 777 + 77 + 7





Ans: 8638

ii) 23456 - 8245 - 746

= 23456 – (8245 + 746)

= 23456 - 8991

Ans: 14465

iii) 8475632x9999

=8475632 (10000-1)

= 84756320000-8475632

Ans: 8.474784437x1010

iv) 584732x 625

= 584732 x 54

= 5847320000/16

Ans: 365457500

v) 3608 x 3608

= (3608)2

= (3600 + 8)2

= (3600)2 + (8)2 + 2 x 3600 x 8

= 12960000 + 64 + 57600

Ans: 13017664

vi) 5898 x 5898


= (5900 - 2)2

= (5900)2 + (2)2 - 2 x 5900 x 2

=34810000 + 4 - 23600

Ans: 34786404
Contributor: Pallavi

May 2013 top current affairs

Which panel has decided to further investigate on illegal mining in Goa?
Khandeparkar panel

Name the warship which will be handed over to its Navy by Russia on 16th May 2013.
Baltic Fleet warship, the Project 20380 Boiky corvette

Which university announced a center for strategic studies named after Tipu Sultan in India?
Aligarh Muslim University

Name the Brazilian who is chosen as director-general of the World Trade Organisation.
Roberto Azevedo

What is the time limit given for Indians across Saudi Arabia to regularize their stay?
3 months

New investments in reality sector declined to 75% in which Indian state as per industry Assocham reports?
Tamil Nadu

For what purpose Nabjat Sishu Karyakarm and neonatal intensive care units are opened in hospitals across rural places in India?
To reduce newborns death

Which country inked its first pact with Karnataka, an Indian state to boost bilateral business, technology and economic relations?

Who will replace Paul Walsh as CEO of Diageo from 1st July 20…

Champions of change - 15 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women

Champions of change - 2-Indian Americans among 15 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women

Aparna Bhattachrayya - Atlanta
Pramita Jayapal - Washington, DC
Myrla Baldonado - Chicago
Minh Dang - California
Catherine Eusebio - California
Atsuko Toko Fish - Boston
Lusiana Tuga Hansen - Alaska
Arline Loh - Delaware
Mia Mingus - California
Natalie Nakase - Los Angeles
Mary Frances Oneha - Hawaii
Karen Suyemoto - Boston
Nancy Tom - Chicago
Van Ton-Quinlivan - California
Shireen Zaman - Washington, DC

May 2013 online interactive free quiz

Under which scheme Bihar government allocated Rs.19,000 crore to upgrade the road network?
Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana-II

Expand GAAS. (Hint: Agricultural)
Gujarat Association of Agricultural Sciences

Maternal Morality Rate of which Indian state has declined to 67 points as per survey released in May 2013?

Which airlines will lower free baggage allowance from 20kgs to 15kgs and start charging a flat rate of Rs.200 to Rs.250 per kilo on excess baggage?
Air India

Expand SATS. (Hint: Assembly)
Semiconductor Assembly and Test Services

Which tournament returned to Bangalore after a gap of 15 years and to be held at the KSHA stadium from 8th to 16t May 2013?
64th IHF Senior National Championship (Men) for the Rangaswamy Cup

How was Profulla Chandra Borua known to the world?
Journalist and former editor of Assamese dailies- Dainik Asam and Dainik Janambhumi and editor of Uddipon, a monthly Assamese magazine

Which company will acquire Finland-based Stonesoft Oyj for $389 million in cash?

30th All India Entrance TEST to Advanced Course in EMBEDDED SYSTEMS

Entrance Exam schedule
Date of Test: 26th May 2013 (Sunday)

Registrations Start Date: 27th March 2013
Last Date to Apply online: 22nd May 2013
Hall-Ticket Generation online: 23rd May 2013
Declaration of Results online: 30th May 2013
Admission Starts: 31st May 2013


Eligibility: BE/B.Tech/M.Tech in CS/IT/Electronics/Electrical with min 60%

Note: No Fee for application / taking test

Top gk highlights of 1st week May 2013

Which country crossed 5,800 dengue cases as of 5th May 2013?

Name the MoU signed by Brazil and Singapore in May 2013.
Intellectual property cooperation

Which bank is facing fund crunch as the agency struggles to reduce poverty in emerging market nations?
Asian Development Bank

Which country is set to open Military Technology College in September 2013 under the Ministry of Defence?

Expand ACB. (Hint: Anti-corruption)
Anti-corruption Bureau

Who won the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters 2013?
Bernd Wiesberger

Which sport does LeBron James play and was named Most Valuable Player the 2012-13 season?

Who won the JK-Tyre Meco Motorsports Rotax Max Kart open 2013?
Yash Aradhya

Name the ATP chairman who died battling with motor neurone disease.
Brad Drewett

Who won the Spanish MotoGP 2013?
Dani Pedrosa

Which Indian state is set to introduce road safety as a subject in high schools from 2014 academic session?

May 2013 world general knowledge updates

Which state in India announced free medicines for all diseases to all patients at Government health facilities and establishment?

Who took charge as commissioner of Vadodara Municipal Corporation replacing Ashwini Kumar?
Manish Bhardwaj

Where was the All India Pioneer Institute Talent Series Junior Tennis Tournament 2013 held?
Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Where in India State Bank of Patiala opened the first of its all ladies branch?
Malwa region of Punjab

Who was voted Glamour Magazine's Best-Dressed 50 Women of 2013?
Kristen Stewart

Expand PSL. (Hint: Lending)
Priority Sector Lending

Who won the ITF men's Futures tennis tournament held in 2013 for 5th time?
Saketh Myneni

Name the BlackBerry smartphone which is launched with physical keyboard which has been sold extremely well in both Canada and Britain market.
BlackBerry Q10

Asian Grand Prix Athletics 2013 medal winners

List of medal winners in 2013 for India

Gold medal winners

M.R.Poovamma Women's 400m
Sahana Kumari Women's high jump
Jithin Thomas Men's high jump
Nitin Rawat Men's 5000m

Silver medal winners

Siddhanth Thingalaya Men's 100m hurdles
Rajiv Arokai Men's 400m
Kheta Ram Men's 500m
Renjith Maheswary Men's triple jump

Bronze medal winners

Anu Mariam Jose Women's 400m
Arpinder Singh Men's triple jump
Mukesh Kumari Women's Javelin

May 2013 world general awareness free updates

RBI policy May 2013
Which rank does India hold in the 2013 World Press Freedom Index?
140th rank

Which institution in Maharashtra will felicitate 70 science Olympiad scholars from the state in Pune on 4th May 2013?
Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited

Which two countries signed nuclear deal to build nuclear plant on Turkey's Black Sea coast?
Japan and Turkey

Expand QFE. (Qatar)
Qatar Foundation Endowment

Expand PMI. (Hint: Index)
Purchasing Manager's Index

Who is appointed as CEO of First Data Corporation?
Frank Bisignano

Expand IBA. (Hint: Banks)
Indian Banks Association

Expand GEF. (Hint: Environment)
Global Environment Facility

Which company has begun countdown to 50 billion app download mark and is said to give $10,000 App store gift card to the lucky user?

Who received the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award for novels as such as Portnoy's Complaint and American Pastoral?
Philip Roth

Xavier Aptitude Test 2014

Registration dates: 12th August to 22nd November 2013

Exam date: 5th January 2014

Total Centres in India: 44

International centres: 3 (Dhaka, Dubai and Kathmandu)

Duration of test conduct in 2013: 3 hours

Topics or subjects in 2013 test: Quantitative ability, Analytical reasoning, Verbal and logical ability, essay writing and general awareness

May 2013 general awareness for probationary officer exams

Name the Telugu Desam Party founder whose statue will be installed in Parliament House in India.
N.T.Rama Rao

Which Bangaldesh company will airtel acquire to make it a wholly-owned subsidiary?
Warid Telecom

How was Arup Ratan Bhattacharya known to the world?
Science writer who has authored more than 50 books

Who will replace Paul Otellini as CEO of Intel?
Brain Krzanich

Who replaced Sunil Dutt as Managing Director for BlackBerry India?
Sunil Lalvani

Expand ECKM. (Hint: Knowledge)
Enterprise Capability and Knowledge Management

Which company's business in India crossed Rs.10,000 crore and recorded a growth of 18% for year ended 31st March 2013?
New India Assurance

On which product did Union cabinet in India slashed subsidy due to falling global prices for 2013-14?
Phosphatic and Potassic fertilisers

Expand IEPF. (Hint: Education)
Investor Education and Protection Fund

What is the total dividend payments lying under unclaimed dividend from a total of 1,406 companies in India?
More than Rs.1,101 crore


Current Affairs May 2013

How many new fm radio channels did Government of India approve across 294 cities?

Name the Islamic equity index launched by the BSE and S&P Dow Jones.
S&P BSE 500 Shariah index

Expand AIOCD. (Hint: Chemists)
All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggist

Which mobile manufacturing company launched a data plan offering all services for Rs.129 per GB in 15 mid and low revenue circles?

Under which scheme Himachal Pradesh will introduced semester system for undergraduate course from 2013-14 academic session?
Rashtriya Uchhatar Shiksha Abhiyan

Expand ARSGEF. (Hint: Employees)
All Rajasthan State Government Employees Federation (United)

Malabar Gold recently opened its 89th store in which city in India?
Chennai, The Forum Vijaya Mall-Vadaplani

Expand TCS. (Hint: Collection)
Tax Collection at Source

Who heads the National Payments Corporation of India board?

RuPay will emerge as alternative of international payment gateways globally,  as NPCI tied-up with which Ameri…

A boy and his Atom - world's smallest movie made by IBM

Tiniest stop-motion movie - 1 minute video of indivdual carbon monoxide molecules repeatedly rearranged to show a boy dancing, throwing a ball and bouncing on a trampoline.

Frames: 45 x 25 nanometres

2-ton scanning microscope used at IBM's lab in San Jose, California

Microscope surface over 100 million times and opeartes at 268 degree below zero celsius

Dots that make up the figures in the movie are oxygen atoms in the molecule

May 2013 current events across the globe

2nd Ahmedabad National Book Fair at the Gujarat University Convention Hall, 1st to 7th May 2013

53rd Gujarat Foundation Day celebrations at Navsari town on 1st May 2013

46th Annual Meeting of The Board of Governors Asian Development Bank, Delhi, India, 2nd to 5th May 2013

2nd edition of Rajasthan Fashion week from 9th to 12th May 2013

Doha Diamond League, May 10th 2013

12-day India-Africa Festival, Johannesburg, 13th to 24th May 2013

3rd Edition Manufacturing IT Summit, 15th May 2013, Mumbai, India

World Crocodile Conference, 20th 23rd May, Sri Lanka

Microsoft Xbox event, 21st May 2013, Redmond, Washington

3rd UAE-Korea Economic Partnership Forum, 27th May 2013, Seoul, South Korea

30th April 2013 current affairs quiz

Which Australian University signed MoU with the Maharashtra Institute of Technology's School of Management, Pune?
La Trobe University

Expand ERA. (Hint: Australia)
Excellence in Research Australia

Which team won 3rd Women National hockey championship held at Major Dhyan Chand stadium?

Where in Kerala year-long art programmes will be hosted from June 2013?
Durbar Hall

Which milk brand of Madhya Pradesh Dairy Federation is made available in Delhi and other places?

Which Indian state proposes to impose entertainment tax on Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament?
Tamil Nadu

Which university in Uttar Pradesh will develop its Self Learning Materials for various educational programmes?
Rajarshi Tandon Open University

Which IIT institute won the World Education Award 2013 for its innovation in the B.Tech programme?

Who succeeded Raj Jain as chairman of American Chamber of Commerce in India?
Lowell C Paddock

Which Life insurance company signed MoU with BSE Broker's F…