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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.N

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 Priyadarshini 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? 1905 Gandhiji entered into Indian Politics through Champaran Satyagraha. Where is Champaran located? Bihar 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? Lahore

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 January Makara Sankranti, Lohri, Pongal, Thai Pusam,  Flot,  National Kite Festival, Kerala Village Fair, Bikaner, Pattadakal Dance Festival, Id-ud-Fitr, Vasant Panchami February Mahashivratri, Goa Carnival, Desert Festival, Nagaur Fair, International Yoga Week, Elephant Festival, Deccan Festival, Taj Mahotsav, Surajkund Crafts Mela Chapchar Kut, Islands Tourism Festivals March Holi, Ganaur, Jamshed-e-Navroz, Ramnavami, Id-ul-Zuha, Mahavir Jayanti, Khajuraho Dance Festival, Elephant Festival,  Hoysala Mahotsava, Ellora Festival April Good Friday, Easter, Baisakhi, Gudi Padva or Ugadi, Pooram, Muharram, Buddha Purnima, Mewar May Urs Festival June Ganga Dussehra, Hemis Festival July Rathyatra, Guru Purnima August Janmashtami, Onam, Nag Panchami, Rakshabandhan, Ganesh Chaturthi September Tarnetar Mela October Navratri, Durga Puja, Dussehra, Marwar Festival November Sharad Purnima, Diwali,

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 Piston

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 Website: www.ibps.in

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 Canada Scheme of federation with a strong centre Distribution of powers between centre and the states and placing. Residuary Powers with the centre Ireland 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 Preamble 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 Wimbledon 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