Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Geography Notes - Part-1

Geography Notes

Geography Notes - Part-1

Acid precipitation (Acid Rainfall):
is now regarded as a serious problem in some European and Asian countries, the main cause and source of which is emissions of sulphur oxides and nitrogen oxides from thermal power plants and burning of fossil fuels. These oxides dissolve in atmospheric water vapour and fall back on earth as acid rainfall. Acid rainfall can cause destruction of crops and trees; destruction of fish; and damage to buildings.

Agronomy:
Soil management and production of field crops is known as Agronomy.

Aleurone layer:
is that part of the grain in cereals where much of the protein lies.

Alluvial soil:
is the richest and most fertile soil of India spread over large areas in northern plains of India.

Arakan Yoma:
is the extension of the Himalayas located in Myanmar.

Asthamudi Lake:
is located in Kerala State.

Bailadila:
in Bastar district of Madhya Pradesh, is known for its wealth of Manganese.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Indian Scientific Research Institutes

Indian Scientific Research Institutes

Indian Scientific Research Institutes

No. Institute Place
1. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Trombay near Mumbai (Maharashtra)
2 Indian Cancer Research Centre Mumbai
3 Physical Research Centre Ahmedabad (Gujrat)
4 Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics Kolkata (W.Bengal)
5 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai (Maharashtra)
6 Central Jute Technological Research Institute Kolkata (W.Bengal)

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Computer Awareness Quiz-2

Computer Awareness Quiz

(Part-2)

Computer Awareness Quiz - 2

Q1: Every computer connected to an intranet or extranet must have a distinct

(a) Firewall
(b) Brand Name
(c) Proxy server
(d) Domain Name
(e) IP address


Q2: To save an existing file with a new name or to a new location, the user should use ________ command.

(a) new file
(b) save as
(c) copy
(d) save and replace
(e) save


Q3: Which one of the following is not a computer programming language?

(a) C++
(b) COBOL
(c) BASIC
(d) Java
(e) MS-Excel


Q4: Devices such as monitors and printers that are connected to the computer are called

(a) Peripheral devices
(b) Input devices
(c) Processing devices
(d) System devices
(e) Output devices

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Logical Reasoning - Direction Sense Test

Direction Sense Test

Logical Reasoning - Direction Sense Test

Direction sense test is meant to test the candidate's ability to trace and follow the direction. The questions generally are asked in the form of puzzle querying for a direction. A successive follow up of directions given in the question is computed to find the final direction between the two points.

Four major directions and four sub-major directions are:

 ↖ ↑ ↗
←     →                  
 ↙ ↓ ↘


Four major directions are (clockwise):

  • North(N) ↑
  • East (E) →
  • South (S) ↓
  • West (W) ←


Four sub-major directions (clockwise) are:


  • North-East (NE) ↗
  • South-East (SE) ↘
  • South-West (SW) ↙
  • North-West (NW) ↖


Problems related to Direction Sense Test


Question 1: The post office is to the east of the school while my house os to the south of the school. The market is to the north of the post office.If the distance of the market from the post office is equal to the distance of my house from the school, in which direction is the market with respect to my school?

(a) North-East
(b) South-East
(c) South-West
(d) North-West

IBPS BANK PO (2016) - Computer Knowledge Quiz

Computer Knowledge Quiz

IBPS BANK PO (2016) 
IBPS BANK PO (2016) - Computer Knowledge Quiz


Q1: In binary language each letter of the alphabet, and each special character are made up of a unique combination of _______

(a) eight characters
(b) eight bytes
(c) eight kilobytes
(d) two kilobytes
(e) eight bits


Q2: A beam of light used to record and retrieve data on optical disk is known as __________.

(a) Polarized light
(b) Coloured light
(c) Unpolarized concentric light
(d) Laser
(e) Electric light


Sunday, 19 February 2017

Fathers Of Various Branches Of Biology - Quiz

Fathers Of Various Branches Of Biology - Quiz

Fathers Of Various Branches Of Biology - Quiz

① Father of Biology -

② Father of Zoology -

③ Father of Immunology -

④ Father of Cytology -

⑤ Father of Indian Paleobotany -

Thursday, 16 February 2017

ISRO Creates History - 104 satellites In A Single mission (14 Important Points)

ISRO Creates History
104 satellites In A Single mission 

ISRO Creates History - 104 satellites In A Single mission (14 Important Points)

Important Points

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) sets a new record in space mission achievements after it successfully launched 104 satellites in one go from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh

This was ISRO’s first space mission for the year 2017, and the most complicated mission it has ever carried out.

In about 18 minutes, all 104 satellites were released into space, each travelling at the speed of over 27,000 km per hour - 40 times the speed of an average passenger airline.

It was PSLV-C37's 39th mission.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

SBI PO 2017: Exam Date Notification

SBI PO 2017 : Exam Date Notification

SBI PO 2017: Exam Date Notification

Applications are invited for appointment as Probationary Officers (POs) in State Bank of India.

Probationary Officer: 2313 Posts

Qualifications (As on 01/07/17):


  • Graduation in any discipline or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.
  • Those who are in the Final Year/ Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 01.07.2017.
  • Candidates having Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 01.07.2017.

 
    Age Limit (As on 01/04/17): 21 - 30 years

Selection Procedure:
 The exam will be held in three phases
Phase 1: Prelims Exam
Phase 2: Mains Exam
Phase 3: Interview & Group Discussion

For more details please visit: https://www.sbi.co.in/webfiles/uploads/files/
SBI_PO_Rectruitment_Eng_06022017.pdf. The same pdf is also displayed below:



World Geography- Important Boundary Lines

World Geography- Important Boundary Lines

World Geography- Important Boundary Lines

Durand Line:
Between Pakistan and Afghanistan, demarcated by Sir Mortimer Durand in 1896.

Hindenberg Line:
The line to which the Germans retreated in 1917 during the First World War, defines the boundary between Germany and Poland.

Line of Control:
It divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan.

Maginot Line:
Boundary between France and Germany.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

List of Atomic Research Organisations in India

Atomic Research Organisations in India 

List of Atomic Research Organisations in India

Here is a list of various organizations that are associated with various atomic and nuclear energy programmes to sustain peaceful applications of nuclear energy, primarily for power generation.


Research and Development Units


  •     Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
  •     Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam
  •     Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata
  •     Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore
  •     Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research, Hyderabad
  •     Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership, Bahadurgarh



Saturday, 11 February 2017

Scientific Instruments Quiz

Scientific Instruments Quiz


Can you identify the name of the instrument used?


an apparatus used in aircraft for measuring altitudes.

is used for to measure intensity of sound.


is an instrument for measuring the force and velocity of wind.

an instrument to measure intensity of sound.

is an instrument required for improving imperfect sense of hearing.

for continuous recording of atmospheric pressure.

is an apparatus used for measuring the atmospheric pressure.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

India's Prominent National Parks and Sanctuaries

India's Prominent National Parks and Sanctuaries

India's Prominent National Parks and Sanctuaries

National parks and sanctuaries are natural or semi-natural or developed lands that are primarily used to conserve the wild nature. 

Here is the list of major national parks and sanctuaries to safeguard natural habitat of endangered and conservation-reliant species.

National Park/Sanctuary State Animals
Bandhavgarh National Park Madhya Pradesh Tiger, Panther, Cheetah, Sambhar
Bandipur National Park Karnataka Chital, gray langurs, Indian giant squirrel, leopard, sambar deer, indian elephants, honey buzzard, red-headed vulture
Jim Corbett National Park Uttarakhand Elephant, Panther, Nilgai
Dachigam National Park Jammu and Kashmir Kashmiri Stag, Black bear, Leopard
Dalma Sanctuary Jharkhand Elephant, Leopard, Pigs
Dudhwa National Park Uttar Pradesh Panther, Leopard, Cheetal, Sambhar

Geography India Quiz

Geography India Quiz

Geography India Quiz

MCQs

Q1: Tropic of cancer passes through

(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Maharashtra




Q2: The largest of India peninsular rivers is:

(a) Ganga
(b) Krisna
(c) Narmada
(d) Godavari

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

General Intelligence and Reasoning - Letter Series

Letter Series 

General Intelligence and Reasoning - Letter Series

In letter series, a series of letters is given. The alphabets in the series follow a particular order or pattern. Four choices are given and you need to find the most suitable choice to find the next letter(s) in the series.


Directions: Which one of the four choices will come next in the given series:

Q1:  AZYBXCWDVE

UD
UF
UG
VF

Answer: ⑵ UF

Choices suggest it is two letter groups i.e. AZ  YB  XC  WD  VE

A  Y → X → W → V → U
  ↗
  ↘
Z  B → C → D → E → F


Monday, 6 February 2017

IBPS Exam Calendar 2017

IBPS Exam Calendar 2017

Tentative Schedule


IBPS Exam Exam Detail Tentative Date
Common Written Examination for RRB Preliminary Examination- Officer Scale I and Office Assistants September 9-24, 2017
Single Examination - Officer Scale II and III November 5, 2017
Main Examination - Officer Scale I November 5, 2017
Main Examination - Office Assistants November 12, 2017

Sunday, 5 February 2017

General Intelligence and Reasoning - Number Series

Number Series

General Intelligence and Reasoning - Number Series

A number series is a group of numbers related to one another in a particular manner or pattern. There could be multiple patterns of relationship in the series such as:

1. the numbers are multiple of some number
e.g. 3, 6, 9, 12, 15...

2. the numbers may be consecutive odd/even numbers.
e.g. 5, 7, 9, 11, 13...

3. the numbers may be consecutive prime numbers.

4. the numbers may be squares of some numbers.

5. the subsequent numbers can be obtained by adding/multiplying/squaring etc. of previous number(s) in the series.


Exercise

1. Find out the number that will come next in the series:
17, 19, 23, 29, 31, ?

Friday, 3 February 2017

General English - Contextual Vocabulary Quiz

General English - Contextual Vocabulary Quiz


Directions: Choose the correct alternatives which explain the idiom/ phrase written in bold italics


Q1: Kezia used to 'get cold feet' when she thought of her father.

(a) get angry
(b) get scared
(c) used to cry
(d) felt like crying


Q2: Maria was on 'top of the world' when she won the Wimbledon.

(a) felt very happy
(b) felt very nervous
(c) felt satisfied
(d) felt excited


Q3: The cakes that the woman baked were 'out of this world'
(a) horrible
(b) not tasty
(c) excellent
(d) alien

Current Affairs Quiz (January 2017)

Current Affairs Quiz (January 2017)



Q1: Which city became the world’s most expensive cities for expatriates?

Q2: Which Indian state started the Aarogya Raksha family health insurance scheme on 1st January, 2017?

Q3: Name the android app which became the most popular app of India?

Q4: Supreme Court removes BCCI President for allegedly lying on oath. Name the person removed.

Q5: Union Textiles Minister Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani launched helpline for Handloom Weavers under the name of _______.

Q6: A new research paper published in Itihaas, the Hindi journal of the Indian Council of Historical Research which claimed the iconic ‘Dancing Girl’ of Mohenjodaro is a hindu goddess. Name the goddess?

Q7: Name the country that has become the world's first country to officially recognise parkour as a sport.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Union Budget (2017) - Highlights

Union Budget (2017) - Highlights

Budget - Rupee In and Rupee Out
(credits: IndiaBudget)


① GOI Finance Ministry has released the Union Budget highlights, Fin. Minister speech and other details.

② You may download the copy from IndiaBudget website.


Geography - Common Grown Crops - Favourable climate and Soil conditions

Common Grown Crops -
Favourable climate and Soil conditions

Geography - Common Grown Crops - Favourable climate and Soil conditions

Wheat: Its plant requires a cool climate in the beginning, warm and dry weather at the time of harvesting and rainfall at intervals—between 20’’ to 30’’. A clayey soil is very favourable.

Barley: cool climate and a soil poorer than that required for wheat.

Rice: hot and moist climate with rainfall from 40’’ to 80’’ or over and rich soil. The plant is required to remain under water for several days in the beginning. A marshy soil is very suitable.

Sugarcane: an evenly high temperature with sufficient rainfall—about 40’’. It needs a fertile soil, having lime and salt in it.