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Famous revolutions of the world

Famous revolutions of the world

Renaissance - Italy, early 14th century to 15th century

The Glorious Revolution - 1688-89

The American Revolution - Struggle by which England's 13 colonies in North America declared their independence on 4th July 1776

The French Revolution - 1789

Industrial Revolution - 18th to 19th century

Russian Revolution - 20th century

Hungarian Revolution - 1956

Islamic Revolution in Iran - 1979

China's Cultural Revolution

Possible essay topics August 2013

Drugs and Cosmetics Bill, 2013

Regional Rapid Transport System

Proposed state in India, Telangana

23rd World Congress of Philosophy

15th World Swimming Championships

India's first public sector breast milk bank

INS Arihant, India's first indigenous nuclear submarine

Manipur's Patriots Day

National Highway Authority of India Bill 2012

International Youth Day 2013

BRICS Business Council meet, South Africa

India's Food Security Bill 2013

Conference, Seminar, Summit August 2013

Conference, Seminar, Summit August 2013

ACEE 3rd International Conference on recent trends in Transportation, Environmental and Civil Engineering, Chandigarh

4th International Conference on Advances in Power Electronics and INstrumentation Engineering, Chandigarh

Rescom Summit featuring Residential and Commercial Projects in South India, Bangalore

Amrita TBI Pitchfest 2013, Kerala

1st International Seminar on Nanotechnology in COnventional and Alternate Energy Systems, Dehradun

India-UK Prespective on water quality threatsm technology and options, Bangalore

International workshop on computer aided engineering and robust design, Tiruvannamalai

International Symposium on Computational and Business Intelligence, New Delhi

2nd Annual Mobile Apps conference, Bangalore

CLT20 - Champions League Twenty20 Qualifiers shifted to Mohali schedule 2013

CLT20 Qualifiers schedule 2013

17th September 2013, 16:00 IST
Faislabad Wolves vs Otago, Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

17th September 2013, 20:00 IST
Kandurata Maroons vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

18th September 2013, 16:00 IST
Kandurata Maroons vs Otago, Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

18th September 2013, 20:00 IST
Faislabad Wolves vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

20th September 2013, 16:00 IST
Faislabad Wolves vs Kandurata Maroons, Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

20th September 2013, 20:00 IST
Otago vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

Happy Janmashtami, Happy Krishna Jayanthi, Janmashtami celebrations 2013

Lord Krishna was born on Janmashtami

Janmashtami is observed in the month of Shravan or Shraavana

Janmashtami is observed and celebrated on 8th day of hindu month Shravan or Shraavana

Rohini Nakshatra is ascendant on Janmashtami

Rasa lila is performed on Janmashtami

In Dahi Handi tradition, the pot if filled with Buttermilk

Term Krishna in Sanskrit means Black
India, Holiday List 2013

Award or Prize in various fields

Award or Prize for various Fields

Bourlog Award Agriculture

Dada Saheb Phalke Award Film

Academy (Oscar) Awards Film

Bharat Ratna For outstanding contributions in the field of Art/Literature/Science and Public Service

Ramon Magasaysay Award Government (Public) Service, Social Service, Journalism, Literature, Communication and International Understanding

Shankar Award Indian Philosophy, Culture and Art

Pulitzer Prize Journalism

Booker Prize Literature

Jnanpith Award Literature

Saraswati Samman Literature

Vyasa Samman Literature

Dhanwantari Award Medical Science

Dronacharya Award Sports Coaching

Arjuna Award Sports

Karbir Samman Socio – communal Harmony

Kalinga Award Science

Vachaspati Samman Sanskrit Literature

Noble Prize Peace, Literature, Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Economics

Grammy Award Music

Social reform movements in India(Pre Independence)

Social reform movements in India(Pre Independence)

Veda Samaj(Brahma samaj of South) Sridharalu Naidu

Self Respect movement of India Dr.Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

Drain of Wealth Theory R.C Dutta & Dadabhai Naroji 1757

Brahmo Samaj Raja RamMohan Roy 1828

Young Bengal Movement Henry Louis Vivian Dorenzo 1828-30

Dharma Sabha Radhakant Deb 1830

Radhaswami movement Tulsi Ram 1861

Aligarh Movement Sir Syed Ahmed Khan 1864

Deobandi Movement Rashid Ahmed Gangohi and Muhammed Qasim nanautavi 1866

Lokhitwadi Gopal Hari Desmukh 1867

Sathyashodak Samaj Jyotiba Phule 1873

Arya Samaj Swamy Dayanand 1875

Theosophical Society Helena Blavatsky, Henry Steel Olcott, William Quan Judge 1875

Indian Social Conference M.G Ranade & raghunath Rao first session in 1887

Deva Samaj Siva Narain Agnihotri 1887

Ahmedia movement Mirza gulam ahmed 1889

Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda 1897

Seva Samiti Hridayanath Kunzru 1914

Servants of India Society Gopal Krishna Gokhale 1915

Justice Party Movement Dr.T.M.Nair,Sir Pitti Thyag…

19th August 2013 currentaffairsquiz

Early trade, rupee hits 62.40 to the dollar

London is India's costliest consulate with an annual expenditure of over Rs 58 crore while the cheapest consulate is in Indonesia's Bali where expenses run into little over Rs 20 lakh, as per RTI update

STPI Mohali, Punjab has crossed Rs.2,000 crore of software export in 2012-13

Satyawant Kadian won bronze at World Junior Wrestling Championship in Bulgaria

Anil Agarwal is appointed as chairman of Sesa Sterlite

Lokpal may come up for discussion in ongoing Monsoon session

World’s largest spirits maker Diageo Plc has proposed an annual pay package of up to 10.9 million British pound (about Rs 105 crore) for its newly appointed CEO Ivan Menezes

Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam's book, My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions

Usain Bolt equals Carl Lewis record of 8 Golds at World Championship

Satyawant Kadian won bronze at World Junior Wrestling Championship in Bulgaria

Raksha Bandhan 2013, Bond of Protection, Rakhi Quiz, Narali Purnima celebration in India

Raksha Bandhan 2013, Bond of Protection, Rakhi Quiz

Raksha Bandhan festival falls in the month of Sharvan and Full Moon Day

Raksha Bandhan means or signifies Bond of Protection

Rani Karnavati, the widowed queen of Chittor, sent a rakhi to the emperor Humayun

Kwati is the special food prepared by Nepalese on Raksha Bandhan

Narali Purnima is celebrated as Raksha Bandhan in Western India

Kajari Purnima is celebrated as Raksha Bandhan in Central India

Raksha Bandhan is observed in India to celebrate the relationship between Brother and Sister by tying a holy thread around the wrist

Avani Avittam is celebrated in Tamil Nadu on the day of Raksha Bandhan

SI Base Quantities Units and Symbols

SI Base Quantities Units and Symbols

Length meter (m)

Mass kilogram (kg)

Time second (s)

Electric current ampere (A)

Thermodynamic temperature Kelvin (K)

Amount of substance Mole (mol)

Luminous intensity candela (cd)

Various Yojanas in India

Yojana for girls

Ladli Scheme

Laxmi Ladli


Balika Samriddhi

Food programmes or Yojanas

Rural Godown Scheme (RGS) or Gramin Bhandaran Yojana

Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY)

Gramin Bhandaran Yojana

Insurance Yojanas

Rashtriya Sawasthya Bima Yojna

Aam Admi Bima Yojana (AABY)

Rashtriya Krishi Beema Yojna

Health Yojanas

National Rural Health Mission

Accredited Social Health Activist

Biju Gram Jyoti Yojana

Central Government Health Scheme

Education Yojanas

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana

Mid-Day Meal Scheme

Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan

9 gems in the court of Chandragupta II

9 gems in the court of Chandragupta II

Kshapanka - Astrology - Jyothishasastra

Dhanvantri - Medicine - Ayurveda

Kalidasa - Drama & Poetry - Shakuntala,Meghaduta

Amarasimha - Lexicography - Amarakosa

Varahamihira - Astrology - Brihadsamhita

Vararuchi - Grammar - Vyakarana(Sanskrit)

Sanku - Architecture - Shilpashastra

Vetalabatia - Magic - Mantrashastra

Harisen(Brahmagupta) - Poet - Surya Siddhanta

Ashok Chakra Award, Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra Awards for 2013

Ashok Chakra Award, Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra Awards for 2013

Ashok Chakra

K L V S S H N V Prasad Babu, a police sub-inspector from Andra Pradesh who led an assault unit in an anti-Maoist operation

Kirti Chakra

Army Officer, Major Mahesh Kumar of 22 Rashtriya Rifles (Punjab regiment) for successful anti-terrorist operation in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, in December 2012. Disarmed Major Kumar nabbed a Lashkar-e-Toiba divisonal commander in close combat

Shaurya Chakra to 6 soldiers for exhibiting conspicuous gallantry in operations

Major Sanjeev Kumar (39 Assam Rifles)

Major Swagat Kumar Das (9 Sikh Light)

Major Amarjeet Singh (44, Assam Rifles)

Major Mohan Chandra (4, Kumaon)

Captian Rampreet Singh (3 JAK Rifles)

Naik Balwindr Singh (22 Rashtriya Rifles)

Division of Bengal,Simon Commission,Round Table Conference,Dandi March, Indian history

Which governor general gave support to the division of Bengal?
Lord Curzon (In 1905. In 1911 Lord Hardinge abolished bengal division)

Swadesh movement was started during the year?

Gandhiji entered into Indian Politics through Champaran Satyagraha. Where is Champaran located?

Who started Khilafat movement?
Ali Brothers (Muhammed Ali and Shaukat Ali) in 1920

Why Gandhiji refrained from Civil Disobediance Movement?
Due to the ChauriChaura incident in Uttar Pradesh

Which freedom fighter died in lathicharge during the protest against Simon Commission?
Lal lajpat Rai

When was Quit India movement launched?
Bombay Session, 8th August 1942

Gandhiji participated in which round table conference?
2nd round table conference in 1931

Started on March 12 1930, when did Dandi March end?
April 6

Pakistan came into existence through the session held at which place?

First Indian cabinet formed on 15th August 1947

First Indian cabinet formed on 15th August 1947 consisted of the following members:

Jawaharlal Nehru - Prime Minister, External Affairs and common wealth- relations, Scientific Research

Sardar Vallabhbahai Patel - Home, Information & Broadcasting, States

Dr.Rajendra Prasad - Food and Agriculture

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad - Education

Dr.John Mathai - Railways and Transport

R.K.shanmugham Chetty- Finance

Dr.B.R.Ambedkar- Law

Jagjivan Ram - Labour

Sardar Baldev Singh - Defence

Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur - Health

C.H.Bhabaha - Commerce

Rafi Ahmed Kidwai - Communication

Dr.Shyam Prasad Mukherji - Industries and supplies

V.N.Gadgil - Works, Mines and power

Festivals and dances in various months in India

Festivals and dances in various months in India
Note: Please refer calendar for changes accordingly


Makara Sankranti, Lohri, Pongal, Thai Pusam,  Flot,  National Kite Festival, Kerala Village Fair, Bikaner, Pattadakal Dance Festival, Id-ud-Fitr, Vasant Panchami


Mahashivratri, Goa Carnival, Desert Festival, Nagaur Fair, International Yoga Week, Elephant Festival, Deccan Festival, Taj Mahotsav, Surajkund Crafts Mela
Chapchar Kut, Islands Tourism Festivals


Holi, Ganaur, Jamshed-e-Navroz, Ramnavami, Id-ul-Zuha, Mahavir Jayanti, Khajuraho Dance Festival, Elephant Festival,  Hoysala Mahotsava, Ellora Festival


Good Friday, Easter, Baisakhi, Gudi Padva or Ugadi, Pooram, Muharram, Buddha Purnima, Mewar


Urs Festival


Ganga Dussehra, Hemis Festival


Rathyatra, Guru Purnima


Janmashtami, Onam, Nag Panchami, Rakshabandhan, Ganesh Chaturthi


Tarnetar Mela


Navratri, Durga Puja, Dussehra, Marwar Festival


Sharad Purnima, Diwali, Guru Purab, Ka Pomblang …

IBL2013 schedule and telecasting channel in India

IBL 2013 telecasting channel in India: STAR Sports

Indian Badminton League schedule 2013

Aug 14 2013

Krish Delhi Smashers vs Pune Pistons, Delhi, 20:00 IST

Aug 15 2013

Hyderabad Hotshots vs Awadhe Warriors, Delhi, 16:00 IST

Aug 15 2013

Banga Beats vs Mumbai Masters, Delhi, 20:00 IST

Aug 17 2013

Krrish Delhi Smashers vs Hyderabad Hotshots, Lucknow, 16:00 IST

Aug 17 2013

Mumbai Masters vs Pune Pistons, Lucknow, 20:00 IST

Aug 18 2013

Banga Beats vs Awadhe Warriors, Lucknow, 18:00 IST

Aug 19 2013

Hyderabad Hotshots vs Pune Pistons, Mumbai, 20:00 IST

Aug 20 2013

Krrish Delhi Smashers vs Mumbai Masters, Mumbai, 18:00 IST

Aug 22 2013

Hyderabad Hotshots vs Mumbai Masters, Pune, 16:00 IST

Aug 22 2013

Awadhe Warriors vs Krrish Delhi Smashers, Pune, 20:00 IST

Aug 23 2013

Pune Pistons vs Banga Beats, Pune, 18:00 IST

Aug 24 2013

Awadhe Warriors vs Mumbai Masters, Bangalore, 20:00 IST

Aug 25 2013

Banga Beats vs Krrish Delhi Smashers, Bangalore, 18:00 IST

Aug 26 2013

Awadhe Warriors vs Pune Pistons, Hyderabad, 20:00 IST

Aug 27 2…

Chief ministers who became Prime Ministers of India

Chief ministers who became Prime Ministers of India

Morarji Desai, Bombay State, Feb 1952-Nov 1956, March 1977-July 1974

Charan Singh, UP, April 1967-Feb 1968 and Feb-Oct 1970, July 1979-January 1980

V.P Singh, UP, June 1980-June 1982, Dec 1989-Nov 1990

P.V Narasimha Rao, AP, Sept 1971-January 1973, June 1991-May 1996

H.D Deve Gowda, Karnataka, Dec 1994-May 1996, June 1996-April 1997

(Read as: Name, State, Chief Minister Tenure, Prime Minister tenure)

Recruitment of CWE Clerks-3 November or December 2013

Recruitment of CWE Clerks-3 November or December 2013

Participating banks

Allahabad bank, Andhra bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, Corporation Bank, Dena Bank, Indian Bank, IOB, OBC, PNB, P & S bank, Syndicate bank, UCO Bank, Union Bank of India, United Bank of India, Vijaya Bank, Any other Bank/Financial institution

Online Registration: 19th August to 7th September 2013


Arujna and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards 2013

Arjuna award winners 2013

Virat Kohli (Cricket)

Chekrovolu Swuro (Archery)

Renjith Maheshwary (Athletics)

P V Sindhu (Badminton)

Kavita Chahal (Boxing)

Rupesh Shah (Snooker)

Gaganjeet Bhullar (Golf)

Saba Anjum (Hockey)

Rajkumari Rathore (Shooting)

Joshna Chinappa (Squash)

Mouma Das (Table Tennis)

Neha Rathi (Wrestling)

Dharmendra Dalal (Wrestling)

Amit Kumar Saroha (Athletics)

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award 2013

Ronjan Sodhi

India's borrowed features from Weimar Constitution of Germany, Canada and Ireland constitution

Borrowed features of constitution from:

Weimar Constitution of Germany

Suspension of Fundamental Rights during the emergency


Scheme of federation with a strong centre

Distribution of powers between centre and the states and placing. Residuary Powers with the centre


Concept of Directive Principles of States Policy (Ireland borrowed it from Spain)

Method of election of President

Nomination of members in the Rajya Sabha by the President

India's borrowed features from US constitution

Borrowed features of constitution from US

Written Constitution

Executive head of state known as President and his being the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces

Vice- President as the ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha

Fundamental Rights

Supreme Court

Provision of States

Independence of Judiciary and judicial review


Removal of Supreme court and High court Judges

RBI's steps to stabilise Indian Rupee August 2013

RBI's steps to stabilise Indian Rupee

RBI sold short-term bonds worth Rs.22,000 crore to check volatility in the forex market

Bills with maturities of 34 and 35 days of Rs.11,000 crore each were put to auction

Cash Management Bills maturing on 17th September 2013 were fully subscribed

Sale of CMB was conducted using multiple price auction method, CMB to have generic character of Treasury Bills

India's borrowed features of constitution from U.K

India's borrowed features of constitution from U.K

Nominal Head – President (like Queen)
Cabinet System of Ministers
Post of PM
Parliamentary Type of Govt.
Bicameral Parliament
Lower House more powerful
Council of Ministers responsible to Lower House
Speaker in Lok Sabha

Shikhar Dhawan scores 248, adds colors to International Youth Day 2013

India A: 433/3 in 50 Overs at 8.66 rpo

Shikhar Dhawan c Vilas b Theron 248 runs off 150 balls with 30 fours and 7 six

Murali Vijay c Vilas b BE Hendricks 40 runs off 37 balls with 7 fous

Pujara not out 109 runs off 97 balls with 8 fours

Suresh Raina c van der Merwe b Viljoen 6 runs off 4 balls with 1 four

Dinesh Karthik not out 18 runs off 12 balls with 1 six

South Africa

Hendricks 1/62 in 9 Overs at 6.88 Econ

10th August 2013 currentaffairsquiz

Rourkela Steel Plant of SAIL India, India's largest blast furnace began its operation

INS Arihant, India's first indigenous nuclear submarine attained critical phase

Indian football team to play a friendly match on 14th August 2013 against Tajikistan

Nehru Boat Race was held in Kerala on 10th August 2013

Sakar Khan a traditional Rajasthani Kamaycha instrument player, Padma Shri award recipient died at the age of 75

Possible essay topics july 2013 for various competitive exams

Possible Essay topics July 2013

Punjab's Industrial Policy (Earn Your Incentive policy)

Russia-Paraguay's visa-free travel agreement

Haryana's Priyadarshini Awaas Yojana

Myanmar's Fifth freedom rights to Indian airlines

China's Yangtze and Yellow rivers integration

35th National games

ICC Champions Trophy


9th World Islamic Economic Forum

Asian Boxing Championship

Karnataka's Anna Bhagya scheme

International women's volleyball tournament

Gothia Cup football tournament

Malala Day

Warehousing & Logistics Summit

World Stamp Exhibition

Post Bank of India, a facet of India Post

(Note: All events above are 2013 unless otherwise mentioned)

August 2013 currentaffairsquiz

Who won the Politiken Cup held in Copenhagen?
Parimarjan Negi, India's young chess grandmaster

Name the micro satellite developed by Vietnam to capture images of earth, collect space information data and test communication systems.
Pico Dragon

Who was named the best female swimmer by FINA at the 15th World Swimming Championships held in Barcelona?
Katie Ledecky from America

Who was named the best male swimmer by FINA at the 15th World Swimming Championships held in Barcelona?
Sun Yang from China

What is the theme of 23rd World Congress of Philosophy which is held 5 years once?
Philosophy as inquiry and way of life