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2020 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for improvements to auction theory

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded to Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson “for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats."

Paul R. Milgrom is from Detroit, USA.
Ph.D. 1979 from Stanford University, Stanford, USA. Shirley and Leonard Ely Jr. Professor of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University, USA.

Robert B. Wilson is from Geneva, USA.
D.B.A. 1963 from Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. Adams Distinguished Professor of Management, Emeritus, Stanford University, USA.

2020 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine for the discovery of hepatitis c virus

Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice for the "discovery of Hepatitis C virus" has been awarded jointly the 2020 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.

Harvey J. Alter, chief  is an American medical researcher, virologist, and physician who is best known for his work that led to the discovery of the hepatitis C virus. He is the chief of infectious disease section in the department of transfusion medicine at the National Institutes of Health.

Michael Houghton is a British scientist. The co-discoverer of hepatitis C virus in 1989. He also co-discovered the Hepatitis D genome in 1986. Houghton is currently Canada Excellence Research Chair in Virology and Li Ka Shing Professor of Virology at the University of Alberta where he is also Director of the Li Ka Shing Applied Virology Institute.

Charles M. Rice is an American virologist whose main area of research is hepatitis C virus. He is a professor of virology at the Rockefeller University.

Records are meant to be broken at Middle East IPL 2020

What is the highest totals in IPL 2020?
228/4 by Delhi Capitals vs KKR on 3rd October

Who scored largest winning runs versus RCB?
Kings XI 97 runs margin on 24th September 2020

Which team does KL Rahul belong to in IPL 2020?
Kings XI Punjab

SV Samson hit most sixes, a total of 16. Who stands 2nd with 13 sixes?
KA Pollard

TA Boult one of the top player in Most Wickets belongs to which team?
Mumbai Indians

Name the player who holds the best economy rate in IPL 2020.
AR Patel, Delhi Capitals

Who shares most dismissals with RR pant in IPL 2020?
Q de Kock

Who holds the record for most catches in IPL 2020?
F du Plessis

Name the players who holds the record for highest partnership by wicket.
1st wicket 183 runs by KL Rahul, MA Agarwal from Kings XI Punjab

How many matches did Mumbai Indians loose in the IPL 2020 so far?
2 matches

Aero India February 2021

13th edition of Aero India 2021, an Aerospace, Defence and Civil Aviation Exhibition will be held form 3 - 7 February at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru. A total of 58 exhibitors is expected to participate 44 from India and 14 from foreign. A total of 7 countries.

The exhibition timings is as follows:-

Business Days

3rd Feb 2021 (13:00 hrs onwards)
4th Feb 2021 (09:00 - 18:00 hrs)
5th Feb 2021 (09:00 - 18:00 hrs)

Public Days

6th Feb 2021 (09:00 - 18:00 hrs)
7th Feb 2021 (09:00 - 18:00 hrs)

Asian Film Awards 2020

14th Asian Film Awards ceremony is scheduled on 14th October 2020 and will be held online.Anubhav Sinha directed and Taapsee Paanu starrer Thappad has bagged two nominations at the Asian Film Awards under the categories Best Film and Best Editing.Lijo Jose Pellissery directed and Antony Varghese starrer Jallikattu has bagged two nominations at the Asian Film Awards under the categories Best Cinematography and Best Original MusicZoya Akhtar directed and Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt Starrer Gully Boy has bagged two nominations at the Asian Film Awards under the categories Best Costume Designer and Best Production Design

2021 Formula One World Championship planned races

18 Grands Prix are under contract to be held as part of the 2021 FIA  Formula One World Championship

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
Australian Grand Prix Australia Albert Park Circuit, Melbourne
Azerbaijan Grand Prix Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit, Baku
Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
Belgian Grand Prix Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot
British Grand Prix United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
Canadian Grand Prix Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montréal
Dutch Grand Prix Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort
French Grand Prix France Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet
Hungarian Grand Prix Hungary Hungaroring, Mogyoród
Italian Grand Prix Italy Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza
Japanese Grand Prix Japan Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka
Mexico City Grand Prix Mexico Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City
Monaco Grand Prix Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
Russian Grand Prix Russia Sochi A…

e-passports in India from 2021

e-passports in India from 2021
An e-passport is the usual passport booklet that has an embedded microchip similar to a SIM card but with decrypted data.

All Indian citizens are expected to get an e-passport when they go in for renewal or issuance of a new passport starting from 2021.

Census 2021 activities postponed in India

India's last census was carried out in 2011, the population was 121 crore. The first phase of Census operations and other related field activities scheduled between April 1 to September 30 2021 have been postponed due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai's written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on 16th September 2020.

Full List of Chief Ministers of India - updated Sep 2020

Complete List of Chief Ministers of India
StateChief MinisterAndhra PradeshY. S. Jaganmohan ReddyArunachal PradeshPema KhanduAssamSarbananda SonawalBiharNitish Kumar ChhattisgarhBhupesh BaghelNew DelhiArvind KejriwalGoaPramod SawantGujaratVijay RupaniHaryanaManohar Lal KhattarHimachal PradeshJai Ram ThakurJammu & Kashmir(President's rule)JharkhandHemant SorenKarnatakaB S YediyurappaKeralaPinarayi VijayanMadhya PradeshShivraj Singh ChouhanMaharashtraUddhav ThackeryManipurN. Biren SinghMeghalayaConrad SangmaMizoramZoramthangaNagalandNeiphiu RioOdishaNaveen PatnaikPuducherryV.NarayanasamyPunjabAmarinder SinghRajasthanAshok GehlotSikkimPrem Singh TamangTamil NaduEdappadi K PalaniswamiTelanganaK.Chandrashekar RaoTripuraBiplab Kumar DebUttar PradeshYogi AdithyanathUttarakhandTrivendra Singh RawatWest BengalMamata Banerjee

Holiday list 2021

Holiday list 2021

Republic Day 26th January 2021

Good Friday 2nd April 2021

Ambedkar Jayanti 14th April 2021

Ramanavami 21st April 2021

Labour Day 1st May 2021

Indian Independence Day 15th August 2021

Gandhi Jayanti 2nd October 2021

Dasara 15th October 2021

Karnataka Rajyotsava 1st November 2021

Diwali 5th November 2021

Christmas 25th December 2021

APGCL Power projects, Hyderabad Bicycle zone, Teachers Day award 2020

APGCL Power projects, Hyderabad Bicycle zone, Teachers Day award 2020

University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya along with the other institutions run by ERD Foundation Guwahati, honoured Prof Nirmal Kumar Chaudhury, former VC of Gauhati University with the ‘Great Teacher of All Teachers’ title

Power projects have been proposed by state-run Assam Power Generation Corporation Ltd (APGCL)

70-MWac Amguri Solar Power Project
25-MWac Namrup Solar Park
250-MW gas-based Chandrapur Power Project
734-MW gas-based Lower Assam Power Project
100-MWac Bilasipara Solar Power Project
1600-MW (2x800-MW) coal-based Thermal Power Project at Saleki NC village under Margherita subdivision
120-MW Lower Kopili Hydroelectric Project (HEP) near Umrangso Borapani Middle HEP (Stage-1 22.5 MW, Stage-II 24 MW)

Bicycle only’ zones to come up in Hyderabad, Warangal and Karimnagar

Forty teachers were conferred with the State Teachers Award- 2020 on the occasion of Teachers’ Day celebration at the DK Convention Centre, …

Xiaomi Redmi 9A, Flipkart Wholesale, Nexon compact SUV 2020

 Xiaomi Redmi 9A, Flipkart Wholesale, Nexon compact SUV 2020

Saudi Arabia will allow flights "from all countries" to cross its skies to reach the United Arab Emirates

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved for the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between textiles committee, India, and M/s Nissenken Quality Evaluation Centre, Japan, for improving quality and testing of Indian textiles and clothing for the Japanese market

Kazakhstan eyes $700 mn fund in cryptocurrency mining

India's Flipkart seeks launched an online wholesale service for mom-and-pop stores and other small businesses "Flipkart Wholesale"

SoftBank invests in India's Unacademy, boosting its valuation to $1.45 billion

Tata Motors launches XM (s) variant of Nexon compact SUV from 8.36 lakh onwards (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Piaggio India launched the racing-themed special edition Vespa Racing Sixties with 125 and 150 cc engines in India and are priced at Rs. 1.2 lakh a…

List of books written by Pranab Mukherjee

 List of books written by Pranab Mukherjee

Decentralised Planning and Panchayat Raj by Pranab Mukherjee and Malcom S. Adiseshiah

A Centenary History of the Indian National Congress - Vol. V: Volume-V: 1964-1984 by Pranab Mukherjee and Aditya Mukherjee

Beyond Survival: Emerging Dimensions of Indian Economy
by Pranab Mukherjee

Thoughts and Reflections by Pranab Mukherjee

Congress and the Making of the Indian Nation (Set of 2 Vols) by Pranab Mukherjee

The Turbulent Years: 1980 - 1996 by Pranab Mukherjee

The Coalition Years by Pranab Mukherjee

The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years by Pranab Mukherjee

List of Government schemes in India 2020-21

List of Government schemes in India 2020-21

Atal Pension Yojana
Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All(UJALA)
Central Government Health Scheme
Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana
Digital India Programme
Gramin Bhandaran Yojana
Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awaas Yojana
Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana
Integrated Child Development Services
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana
Jnani Suraksha Yojana
Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM)
Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme
Midday Meal Scheme
National Literacy Mission Programme
National Pension Scheme
National Service Scheme
National Social Assistance Scheme
Pooled Finance Development Fund Scheme
Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna
Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana
Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana
Pradhan …

Tourism taglines of Indian states

Karnataka – One State. Many worlds.

Kerala – God’s own country

Tamil Nadu – Enchanting Tamil Nadu

Arunachal Pradesh – The Land of Dawnlit Mountains

Chhattisgarh – Full of Surprise

Goa – A perfect Holiday Destination

Haryana – A pioneer in Highway Tourism

Jharkhand – A new experience

Madhya Pradesh – The Heart of Incredible India

Orissa – The Soul of Incredible India

Pondicherry – Give Time a Break

Rajasthan – The Incredible State of India

Upcoming Telugu movies 2020

Upcoming Telugu movies 2020

Anushkha Shetty as Sakshi and Madhavan as Anthony in Nishabham (A Multi-lingual film Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, English, Malayalam)

Ram Pothineni, Nivetha Pethuraj, Amritha Aiyer, Malavika Sharma, Sampath Raj and Vennela Kishore in Red, Remake of tamil langauge film Thadam

Keerthy Suresh, Jagapathi Babu Naveen Chandra in Miss India

Jabbardast Ramprasad in Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya

Ravi Teja and Shruti Hassan in Krack

Business quiz 2020

US announces $174 million aid to 64 countries including $2.9 million to India

Northern Indian Railways conducting study to use train coaches as Covid-19 isolation wards

Businesses want insurance companies to pay "loss of profit" due to Covid-19

ITC announces Rs.150 crore Covid-19 contingency fund for vulnerable sections of society

Auto component industry facing production loss Rs.1000-1200 crore per day in lockdown

United Spirits shuts down manufacturing operations in India amid lockdown

Coal India to set up 500 bed COVID hospital in Odisha

SIDBI to provide loans up to Rs 50 lakh to MSEs manufacturing medical supplies to fight Covid-19

Microsoft, P&G and Deloitte are among the companies rope in psychiatrists, experts for emotional counselling of work from home employees

Ministry of Health through a special amendment has categorized hydroxychloroquine (HCQS) drug as a schedule H1 drug- which means it cannot be sold over the counter

2020-2019 Repo rate by RBI

2020-2019 Repo rate by RBI

27th Mar 2020  4.40%

6th Feb 2020    5.15%

5th Dec 2019    5.15.%

4th Oct 2019     5.15%

7th Aug 2019    5.40%

6th Jun 2019     5.75%

4th Apr 2019     6.00%

7th Feb 2019     6.25%

19th March 2020 current affairs quiz

CBSE, ICSE and ISC postpones board exams till March 31st

LIC, Air India, BPCL asset sale delayed due to COVID-19

6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes south of Indonesia's Bali

Pledging its support to the global fight against the pandemic, WhatsApp on Wednesday announced two initiatives -- launch of 'Coronavirus Information Hub' in partnership with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and UNDP, and a USD 1 million donation.

WhatsApp is working with the WHO and UNICEF to provide messaging hotlines for people around the world

Hyundai launches a BS-VI 2020 2nd generation Creta sports utility vehicle in Bengaluru priced from Rs. 9.99 lakh to Rs.17.20 lakh, ex-showroom across India

Maruti Suzuki India Limited introduced the BS-VI S-CNG variant of its multi-purpose van Eeco. It is priced from Rs 4.64 lakh to Rs 5.06 lakh (both ex-showroom, Delhi).

Rupee at 74.26 against US dollar on 18th March

Epidemic Disease Act 1897 and Disaster Management Act 2005

Epidemic Disease Act 1897 and Disaster Management Act 2005

An Act to provide for the better prevention of the spread of Dangerous Epidemic Diseases.

All the states and union territories of India are advised to invoke the provisions of Section 2 of the Epidemic Disease Act 1897. The home ministry has also prohibited cruise ships, crew, or passengers from coronavirus-hit nations to come to India till March 31 under the act.

The Act was formulated pre-independence mainly to control plague in the late 1800s.

The GOI noted that the powers held by the home ministry under the Disaster Management Act shall be “delegated” to the health ministry so as to prepare India against the outbreak.

Source: indiankanoon, thehindubusinessline

Ugadi Quiz March 2020

Ugadi is the beginning of New Telugu Year

Ugadi is celebrated during the month of Chaitra

Ugadi marks the beginning of Spring

It falls on a different day every year because the Indian calendar is a Lunisolar calendar

Special dish prepared to celebrate Ugadi festival is Ugadi Pachadi

Ugadi Pachadi is made of Neem flower, sugar, tamarind, chilli powder

In Andra Pradesh, a special dish called Bhakshyalu or Bobbatlu (Puran Poli) are prepared on this occasion

In Punjab what is the Ugadi festival is called Baisakhi

Holi Quiz March 2020, Festival of colors, Dhuli, Dhulandi,Phagwah

How is Holi differently termed as?
Festival of colours

In which season Holi is celebrated across India?
Spring (Spring festival)

What is the Full moon day which falls on Holi known as?
Phalgun Purnima or Pooranmashi

What is the time span of Holi celebration?
3 to 16 days

How is Holi known in different languages across India?
Phagwah in Assamee
Dolajatra in Oriya
Dol Jatra or Basantotsav in Bengali

What is the significance of celebrating Holi?
Salvation of Prahlada and burning of Holika is celebrated as holi

How many days holi is celebrated in Mathura?
16 days until Rangapanchmi

Which region connects Mathura, Vrindavan, Nandagaon and Barsana and has become tourist destination during the season of Holi?

Which two countries primarily observe Holi?
India and Nepal

Which other countries also observe Festival of colours following large settlement of Indian diaspora?
Fiji, Guyana, Malaysia, Mauritius, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom and United States

Yes Bank Limited Indian Private Sector Bank

Yes Bank Limited estd. 2004, Indian Private Sector Bank

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Founder: Rana Kapoor and Ashok Kapur

CEO: Ravneet Gill 1st March 2019 - incumbent

Core Business

Corporate and Institutional Banking
Commercial Banking
Investment Banking
Corporate Finance
Financial Marketing
Retail Banking

Yes Bank has a major position in online payments, providing Unified Payments Interface (UPI) services for a number of major companies, such as Airtel, Cleartrip, RedBus, and PhonePe among others. In January 2020, it was responsible for handling 514 million UPI transactions out of 1.31 billion.

2nd March 2020 current affairs quiz

Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection in India for

February Rs 1.05 lakh crore
January Rs 1.10 lakh crore

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to produce a helicopter in 10 to 12 tonnes category to replace the Mi-17 fleet

As per Nokia's annual Mobile Broadband India Traffic Index (MBiT) report the average data consumption per user in India is over 11 GB per month

TVS to sell iQube electric scooter in Bengaluru, on-road price at Rs.1.15 lakh

Maruti Suzuki to sell Vitara Brezza in Bengaluru, on-road price at Rs 7.34 lakh to Rs 11.40 lakh

Source: Internet

Total Number of Districts in Indian States

How many Districts are there in the state of Andhra Pradesh?

How many Districts are there in the state of Arunachal Pradesh?

How many Districts are there in the state of Assam?

How many Districts are there in the state of Bihar?

How many Districts are there in the state of Chhattisgarh?

How many Districts are there in the state of Goa?

How many Districts are there in the state of Gujarat?

How many Districts are there in the state of Haryana?

How many Districts are there in the state of Himachal Pradesh?

How many Districts are there in the state of Jharkhand?

How many Districts are there in the state of Karnataka?

How many Districts are there in the state of Kerala?

How many Districts are there in the state of Madhya Pradesh?

How many Districts are there in the state of Maharashtra?

How many Districts are there in the state of Manipur?

How many Districts are there in the state of Meghalaya?

How many Districts are there in the state of Mizoram?

How many …

List of Governors of Indian States updated Jan 2020

Who is the Governor of Andhra Pradesh?
Biswabhusan Harichandan

Who is the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh?
B. D. Mishra

Who is the Governor of Assam?
Jagadish Mukhi

Who is the Governor of Bihar?
Phagu Chauhan

Who is the Governor of Chhattisgarh?
Anusuiya Uikey

Who is the Governor of Goa?
Satya Pal Malik

Who is the Governor of Gujarat?
Acharya Devvrat

Who is the Governor of Haryana?
Satyadev Narayan Arya

Who is the Governor of Himachal Pradesh?
Bandaru Dattatreya

Who is the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir?
Narinder Nath Vohra

Who is the Governor of Jharkhand?
Draupadi Murmu

Who is the Governor of Karnataka?
Vajubhai Vala

Who is the Governor of Kerala?
Arif Mohammad Khan

Who is the Governor of Madhya Pradesh?
Lalji Tandon

Who is the Governor of Maharashtra?
Bhagat Singh Koshyari

Who is the Governor of Manipur?
Najma Heptulla

Who is the Governor of Meghalaya?
R. N. Ravi (additional charge)

Who is the Governor of Mizoram?
P. S. Sreedharan Pillai

Who is the Governor of Nagaland?
R. N. Ravi

Who is the Governor…

Updated list of degrees in medicine

Graduate Degree

M.B.B.S - Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery

Post Graduate Degree

M.D - Doctor of Medicine

M.S - Master of Surgery

D.B.M.S - Diploma in Basic Medical Sciences

D.C.D - Diploma in Chest Diseases

D.C.H - Diploma in Child Health

D.C.P - Diploma in Clinical Pathology

D.C.P.M - Diploma in Clinical Pathology & Microbiology

D.D - Diploma in Dermatology

D.D. & S.T.D - Diploma in Dermatology & Sexually Transmitted Diseases

D.D.V - Diploma in Dermatology and Venereology

D.D.V.D - Diploma in Dermatology and Venereal Diseases

D.F.P - Diploma in Family Planning

D.G.O - Diploma in Gynecology and Obstetrics

D.O - Diploma in Ophthalmology

D.O.M.S - Diploma in Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery

D.Orth / Ortho - Diploma in Orthopedics

D.O.S - Diploma in Orthopedic Surgery

D.Paed - Diploma in Pediatrics

D.P.M - Diploma in Psychological Medicine/Diploma in Psychiatric Medicine

D.T.C.D - Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases

D.V - Diploma in Venereology

D.V.D - Dipl…