June 30, 2014

Quiz-50(Q1401-1450) - for UPSC IAS Exams Online

1401 Q) Who curbed the Judicial Review power of Judiciary through Amendment of the Constitution— (A) State Legislature(B) Parliament(C) Council of State(D) Legislative Council

1402 Q) Who curbed the Judicial Review power of Judiciary through Amendment of the Constitution— (A) State Legislature(B) Parliament(C) Council of State(D) Legislative Council

1403 Q) Who decides allotment of symbols to Political Parties— (A) Political Party leader(B) Political Party Governing Committees(C) Election Committee of Political Party(D) Election Commission

1404 Q) Who decides de-recognition of the Political Party solely on the basis of its performance at the election, e.g., bycotting of the election— (A) Supreme Court of India(B) Election Commission(C) High Court(D) District Court

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1405 Q) Who decides disputes relating with the allotment of symbols to Political Parties— (A) Representation Act 1952(B) Representation Act 1953(C) Representation of the People Act 1951(D) Election Commission

1406 Q) Who declares the financial emergency— (A) President(B) Prime Minister(C) Finance Minister(D) None of the above

1407 Q) Who discovered the laws of planetary motion ? (A) Copernicus(B) Kepler(C) Aryabhatta(D) Newton


Quiz-49(Q1351-Q1400) - for General Awareness in Bank PO Exams

1351 Q) Which women presented National Flag in the Constituent Assembly— (A) Smt. Sarojini Naidu(B) Smt. Hansa Mehta(C) Smt. Indira Gandhi(D) None of the above

1352 Q) Who acts as the Chairman of the Election Commission after appointment as Election Commissioner— (A) Prime Minister(B) Home Minister(C) Chief Appointment Officer(D) Chief Election Commissioner292. Under whose advice, President of India appoints Regional Election Commissioner—

1353 Q) Who among the following boldly stood for the sacrificial vedic tradition and opposed the theory of Sanyasa ?(A) Kumarila(B) Ramanuja(C) Gaudapada(D) Yamunacharya

1354 Q) Who among the following called the movements of Gandhiji as ‘political blackmail’ ? (A) Lord Chelmsford(B) Lord Wavel(C) Lord Linlithgow(D) Lord Montague

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1355 Q) Who among the following Chinese Pilgrims visited India during the reign of Chandragupta Vikranmaditya.? (a) Chang-Kien(b) Fa-hien(c) Hiuen-Tsang(d) Wang hu

1356 Q) Who among the following deities is represented in art as holding a plough ? (A) Krishna(B) Balarama(C) Kartikeya(D) Maitreya

1357 Q) Who among the following drafted the resolution of fundamental rights for the Karachi Session of Congress in 1931.? (a) Dr. B.R Ambedkar(b) Dr. Rajendra Prasad(c) Sardar Patel(d) J.L Nehru


Quiz-48(Q1301-Q1350) - for General Studies UPSC Civil Service Exams

1301 Q) Which one of the following states bagged the ‘National Rural Health Mission Award’ of the Government of India in April, 2010 ? (A) Uttar Pradesh(B) Orissa(C) Madhya Pradesh(D) Rajasthan

1302 Q) Which one of the following states does not have a bicameral legislature ? (A) Uttar Pradesh(B) Madhya Pradesh(C) Bihar(D) Karnataka

1303 Q) Which one of the following states does not share a border with Orissa ? (A) West Bengal(B) Jharkhand(C) Madhya Pradesh(D) Andhra Pradesh

1304 Q) Which one of the following states was a milch-cow for the British ?(A) Hydrabad(B) Punjab(C) Mysore(D) Avadh

1305 Q) Which one of the following states was having the highest Human Development Index in the year 2001 ? (A) Assam(B) Kerala(C) Uttar Pradesh(D) Madhya Pradesh

1306 Q) Which one of the following topographic units receives the first monsoon in summer ? (A) Western Ghats(B) Himalayas(C) Meghalaya Plateau(D) Eastern Ghats


Quiz-47(Q1251-Q1300) - for General Knowledge for SSC UPSC & APPSC Exams

1251 Q) Which one of the following is correctly matched ? (A) Kakatiya : Devagiri(B) Hoyasala : Dwarsamudra(C) Yadav : Warangal(D) Pandya : Madura

1252 Q) Which one of the following is known as the great circle ? (A) Tropic of cancer(B) Tropic of capricorn(C) Equator(D) Arctic circle

1253 Q) Which one of the following is located in the Bastar region ? (A) Bandhavgarh National Park(B) Dandeli Sanctuary(C) Rajaji National Park(D) Indravati National Park

1254 Q) Which one of the following is not a cause for the present global warming and climate change ? (A) CFC emission(B) Carbon dioxide emission(C) Deforestation(D) Methane emission

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1255 Q) Which one of the following is not a folk song of U.P. ? (A) Birha(B) Dhola Maru(C) Kajri(D) Rasia

1256 Q) Which one of the following is not a folk song of U.P. ? (A) Birha(B) Dhola Maru(C) Kajri(D) Rasia

1257 Q) Which one of the following is not correctly matched ? (A) Indian Institute of Foreign Trade — Delhi(B) Marine products export Development Authority — Chennai(C) Indian Institute of Packaging — Mumbai(D) Indian Diamond Institute — Surat


Quiz-46(Q1201-Q1250) - for General Studies and General Awareness

1201 Q) Which of the following statements is not true ? (A) When the temperature of air increases, the pressure of air decreases(B) When the temperature of air decreases, the pressure of air increases(C) A rising thermometer shows a falling barometer(D) When air rises, the pressure of air increases

1202 Q) Which of the following statements is not true ? (A) Formal accession of Asoka was very probably delayed(B) The fifth rock edict proves the existence of Harems of Asoka’s brothers(C) Asoka held the viceroyalty of Taxila and Ujjain in the reign of Bindusara(D) Asoka was the younger brother of Bindusara

1203 Q) Which of the following states does not have common boundary with Madhya Pradesh ? (A) Gujarat(B) Rajasthan(C) Jharkhand(D) Bihar

1204 Q) Which of the following states is the largest producer of wheat ? (A) Punjab(B) Uttar Pradesh(C) Haryana(D) Madhya Pradesh

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1205 Q) Which of the following states is the leading producer of sugarcane in India ? (A) Uttar Pradesh(B) Madhya Pradesh(C) Punjab(D) Bihar

1206 Q) Which of the following states of India has the highest sex ratio ? (A) Chhattisgarh(B) Kerala(C) Tamil Nadu(D) Nagaland

1207 Q) Which of the following states were created in the States Reorganization Act, 1956 a) Karnataka, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh b) Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh c) Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh d) Goa, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh


Quiz-45 ( Q1151-Q1200) - for General Knowledge UPSC Civil Services

1151 Q) Which constitutional article defines the various definitions of constitutional subject— (A) Article 366(B) Article 369(C) Article 375(D) Article 378

1152 Q) Which Constitutional article defines the work of Administrative Tribunal— (A) Article 323A(B) Article 233B(C) Article 223B(D) None of the above

1153 Q) Which constitutional article emopowers amendment in the Constitution of India— (A) Article 368(B) Article 356(C) Article 357(D) Article 359

1154 Q) Which Constitutional Article empowers the State Legislature to adopt Hindi or any state language as the official language of that state— (A) Article 345(B) Article 346(C) Article 348(D) Article 349

1155 Q) Which Constitutional Article lays down distribution of work through the Union List, State List, and Concurrent List between the Union and State— (A) 246(B) 247(C) 248(D) 249

1156 Q) Which Constitutional Article lays down qualification for becoming a voter— (A) Article 328(B) Article 339(C) Article 326(D) Article 295

1157 Q) Which Constitutional Article lays down qualifications for the Indian citizens for election to Parliament— (A) Article 81(B) Article 80(C) Article 83(D) Article 84


Quiz-44(Q1101-Q1150) - General Awareness for Bank Exams

1101 Q) Which Act provided India to become an Independent state— (A) Indian Independence Act 1949(B) Indian Independence Act 1946(C) Indian Independence Act 1947(D) None of the above

1102 Q) Which Act regulates conduct of Lawyers in Court? a. Constitution of India b. Advocates Act c. Lawyers Act d. Right to Information Act

1103 Q) Which Act was passed by the Parliament of Britian to give Independence to India? a. Government of India Act b. Cesseion of India Act c. Bharat Independence Act d. Indian Independence Act

1104 Q) Which among the following do/does not belong/belongs to the GSM family of wireless technology ? (A) EDGE(B) DSI(C) LTE(D) None of these

1105 Q) " Which among the following is/are not members of Gulf Co-operation council ? I. Kuwait II. Bahrain III. Iran IV. Yemen V. Oman VI. Saudi-Arabia (A) II and III (B) III and IV (C) IV only (D) I, III & VI (A) II and III(B) III and IV(C) IV only(D) I, III & VI"

1106 Q) Which article defines suspession of the provisions of Article 18 during emergency— (A) Article 344(B) Article 345(C) Article 343(D) Article 358

1107 Q) Which article in the Constitution of India defines effect of proclamation of Emergency— (A) Article 356(B) Article 353(C) Article 354(D) Article 257234. Which Constitutional Article defines that only the union has the power to protect states against external aggression and internal disturbance—


Quiz-43 (Q1051-Q1100) - for APPSC Exams, UPSC & SSC CGL General Awareness

1051 Q) What was the name of India's First Legislature— (A) Parliament(B) Union Parliament(C) Constituent Assembly(D) National Assembly.

1052 Q) What was the pre Korean war boundary between North Korea and South Korea ? (A) 17th parallel(B) 38th parallel(C) 49th parallel(D) Rad Cliffe Line

1053 Q) What was the rate of land revenue as given in the dharma shastras? (a) 4-Jan(b) 8-Jan(c) 6-Jan(d) 3-Jan

1054 Q) What was the reason of Mughal wrath towards the English com-pany—(A) Unreasonable demands of the Mughal official(B) The French pirates(C) Interlopers(D) Arrongant attitude of the company’s officials

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1055 Q) What was the religion of the king Krishnadeva Raya ?(A) Vaishnavism(B) Shaivism(C) Jainism(D) Buddhism

1056 Q) What was the Sarkaria Commission on? a. Godhra Riots b. Education Reforms c. Centre-State Relations d. Socio, Economic Reforms of the Muslims in India

1057 Q) What were the 'Nuremberg Trials'? a). Trial of Iraqi leaders under the Saddam Hussen Regime b). Trial of Congolese militia leader Thoman Lubanga c). Trial of Nazi Germany generals post world war d). Trial of Saddam Hussein


Quiz-42 (Q1001-Q1050) - for General Studies & General Awareness

1001 Q) What is the duration of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly? a. Three years b. Four years c. Five years d. Six years

1002 Q) What is the Finance Bill popular known as? a. Budget b. Fiscal Policy c. Monetary Reforms d. Vote on Account

1003 Q) What is the full form of ICICI a. Indian Credit Investment Circulation Investor b. Indian Crime Investigation and Circumstances Investigator c. Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India d. Indian Credit and Investment Corporation of India

1004 Q) What is the legal age of marriage for men in India? a. 18 b. 19 c. 20 d. 21.

1005 Q) What is the 'Magna Carta'? a) A ship b) The declaration of Independence of the United States c) A treaty which established the International Criminal Court d) The first English Legal Charter relating to the fundamental rights of the citizens.

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1006 Q) What is the maximum duration between two sessions of the house? a. One year b. Three month c. two months d. Six months

1007 Q) What is the meaning of Foreign State as given in our Indian Constitution— (A) Federal State(B) Commonwealth State(C) Nation(D) Any State other than India

1008 Q) What is the meaning of Foreign State as given in our Indian Constitution— (A) Federal State(B) Commonwealth State(C) Nation(D) Any State other than India


Quiz- 41 (Q951-Q1000) - fro UPSC IAS Civil Service Exams

951 Q) Under which constitutional articles, newspapers do not have the right to publish report of the proceedings of a secret session of either of the Houses of Parliament or Legislative Assembly & Legislative Council— (A) 361(B) 361A(C) 361B(C) 361C

952 Q) Under which Constitutional subject in operation, life of Lok Sabha can be extended by one year— (A) Proclamation of Emergency(B) Proclamation of President Rule in the State(C) Proclamation of Amendment to the Constitution(D) None of the above

953 Q) Under which Government of India Act, Federation and Provincial Autonomy were introduced in India— (A) Govt. of India Act 1935(B) Govt. of India Act 1930(C) Govt. of India Act 1940(D) Govt. of India Act 1936

954 Q) Under which of the following are companies formed in India a. Companies Act b. Securities Exchange Board of India Act c. Indian Contract Act d. Transfer of Property Act

955 Q) Under which part of the Constitution, Tribunals have been defined— (A) Part Four(B) Part Seven(C) Part Fifteen(D) Part Ten

956 Q) Under which Schedule of the Constitution every member of Parliament takes oath or affirmation— (A) First(B) Third(C) Fifth(D) Sixth

957 Q) Under whose advice, the President shall have the power of summoning, prorogation and dissolution— (A) Home Minister(B) Prime Minister(C) Council of Ministers(D) Parliamentary Affairs Ministers


June 25, 2014

Vice President of India - Office, Term, Election, Removal, Functions and Powers- Explained

THE OFFICE OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT: The Vice-President of India is the second highest constitutional office in the country and is comparatively insignificant.

In order to be elected as Vice-President, a person must be
(a) Citizen of India;
(b) must not be less 35 Years of age and
(c) must he qualified for election as a Member of the Rajya Sabha. He should not hold an office of profit under the Government of India or the Government of any State.

Normal term of office of the Vice- President is five years. However, he continues to hold office until his successor enters upon his office.

-Submits by writing to the President. The resignation becomes effective from the day it is accepted.
Important Note: The Constitution is silent on who performs the duties of the Vice-President, when a vacancy occurs in the office of the Vice-President of India, before the expiry of his term, or when the Vice-President acts as the President of India.


The Chandellas : Kingdoms of South India

(Indian History for UPSC Civil services Preparation, SSC , Bank Po Clerical & APPSC Exams)
  • The Chandellas who were also known as Chandratreyas, ruled the country of Bundelkhand.
  • The dynasty had been founded by Nannuka in the early years of the 9th century and his capital was Kharjuravahaka, the modern village of Khajuraho in the erstwhile Chhatarpur state, Madhya Pradesh.
  • The first king of note was Harsha who ruled from c. AD. 900 to 925. Like his predecessors, Harsha was a vassal of the Pratiharas. His son and successor ‘Yasovarman, who reigned in the third quarter of the 10th century, conquered Kalinjara and extended his kingdom up to the Yamuna on the north.
  • He fought successfully against the piuamaras and the Kalachuris and pushed the southern boundary of his state up to the borders of Malawa and Chedi.
  • He came into conflict with the Gurjaras and successfully invaded Gauda and Mithila then under Pala rule. His son Dhanga succeeded him sometime after AD. 951.


INS Viraat - oldest but discover how it is continuing to serve India till 2016

INS Viraat (R22)
Type: Centaur class aircraft carrier.
INS Viraat has completed 25 years of its active service with the Indian Navy in 2012.
She began as the Centaur-class HMS Hermes of the British Royal Navy in 1959, born during a late World War 2. India acquired the British commando carrier HMS Hermes(earlier name) in 1987, renamed it INS Viraat and placed it under the Western Naval Command in Mumbai.
  • the oldest carrier in service.
  • 28,000 tonne aircraft carrier.
  • steam-propelled ship.
  • INS Viraat in service till 2016-18.

INS Viraat (R22)
Normally, a warship of Viraat’s size has an effective operational life of about 25 years. However, the Navy’s ingenious ways of making the ageing warship plough on well after its golden jubilee has baffled and amazed the world.


Languages spoken in Indian States and their capitals- General Knowledge for Bank Exams

Andra Pradesh
Telugu and Urdu
Arunachal Pradesh
Miji, Apotanji, Merdukpen, Tagin,Adi, Honpa, Bangini-Nishi.
Marathi and Konkani


Crematorium's of famous Persons in India

Famous Person
Abhay Ghat - Ahmedabad
Morarji Desai
Chaitya Bhoomi/ Dadar Chowpatty -
BR Abedkar - A Replica of the Sanchi gate and Ashokan piller at Chaity Bhoomi.
Ekta Sthal - Delhi
Gaini Zail Singh, Chandra Shekhar
Karma Bhumi - Delhi
Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma
Kishan Ghat - Delhi
Chaudhary Charan Singh
Mahaprayan Ghat
Dr. Rajendra Prasad


Panchayat Raj System in India - Indian Polity Bits in Telugu Medium

Indian Polity Mcq bits in Telugu Medium


80+ Important Scientific Measuring Devices

S No
Quantity Measured
Heating Power Of Sunlight
Alcoholic Strength Of Liquids
Electric Current, Amperage
Rate Of Evaporation
Tanning Liquors Used In Tanning Leather
Air Pressure
Mechanical Properties Of Soil
Electromagnetic Radiation
Heat Of Chemical Reactions
Vertical Distances
Height Of A Cloud Base


Parliament Setup in India (Telugu Medium)

పార్లమెంటు నిర్మాణం, విధులు, అధికారాలు, శాసన ప్రక్రియ వంటి అంశాలను గురించి రాజ్యాంగంలోని 5వ భాగంలో ఉన్న ప్రకరణ 79 నుంచి 123 వరకు రాజ్యాంగ రూపకర్తలు వివరించారు. ప్రకరణ 79 ప్రకారం రాష్ట్రపతి, లోక్‌సభ, రాజ్యసభలను కలిపి పార్లమెంట్ అంటారు. అయితే రాష్ట్రపతి పార్లమెంటులో అంతర్భాగమే కానీ సభ్యుడు కాదు. ప్రతి శాసనప్రక్రియ రాష్ట్రపతితో ముడిపడి ఉండటంతో ఆయనను పార్లమెంటులో అంతర్భాగంగా పరిగణిస్తారు. పార్లమెంటు సమావేశాల ఏర్పాటు, సభనుద్దేశించి ప్రసంగించడం, బిల్లులకు ఆమోదం తెలపడం, లోక్‌సభ రద్దు మొదలైన అంశాలన్నీ రాష్ట్రపతితో ముడిపడి ఉన్న శాసన పరమైన అంశాలు. పార్లమెంటులో లోక్‌సభ (దిగువసభ), రాజ్యసభ (ఎగువసభ)లుంటాయి. 


లోక్‌సభను ఇంగ్లీష్‌లో హౌజ్ ఆఫ్ పీపుల్ పజల సభ) అంటారు. దీని నిర్మాణం, ఎన్నిక మొదలైన అంశాలన్నీ ప్రకరణ 81లో ఉన్నాయి. 
- లోక్‌సభ గరిష్ట సభ్యుల సంఖ్య - 552
- ఇందులో రాష్ర్టాల నుంచి 530 మంది సభ్యులకు మించకుండా ఎన్నికవుతారు.
- కేంద్రపాలిత ప్రాంతాల నుంచి 20 మంది సభ్యులు
- మిగిలిని ఇద్దరు ఆంగ్లో ఇండియన్లను రాష్ట్రపతి నామినేట్ చేస్తారు.

సభ్యుల ఎన్నికల - ప్రాతినిధ్యం

లోక్‌సభ సభ్యులు నియోజక వర్గాల ప్రాతిపదికన, సార్వజనీన వయోజన ఓటుహుక్కు (ఆర్టికల్ 326) ప్రకారం నేరుగా ఓటర్ల చేత ఎన్నికవుతారు. ఈ పద్ధతినే ఇంగ్లీష్‌లో First past the post అంటారు. winner gets all అని దీని అర్థం. 18 ఏళ్లు నిండిన భారతీయ పౌరులు రహస్య ఓటింగు పద్ధతిలో సభ్యులను ఎన్నుకుంటారు.

నామినేటెడ్ సభ్యులు

ఆర్టికల్ 331 ప్రకారం ఇద్దరు ఆంగ్లో ఇండియన్లను రాష్ట్రపతి నామినేట్ చేస్తారు. ఆయా వర్గాలకు సరైన ప్రాతినిధ్యం లేనట్లయితే ఇలా నామినేట్ చేస్తారు. ఈ ప్రక్రియ 1960 వరకే అమలులో ఉండేది. కానీ 2009లో 109వ రాజ్యాంగ సవరణ ద్వారా దీనిని 2020 వరకు పొడిగించారు.


June 24, 2014

Ashoka - first supercomputing hub for Indian Agriculture Setup in 2014

What is so special about Ashoka Super computer?
Ashoka Super Computing Hub Full name: Advanced Supercomputing Hub for Omics Knowledge in Agriculture.
ASHOKA is the name of India's first supercomputing hub for Indian Agriculture has been established at Centre for Agricultural Bioinformatics (CABin). ASHOKA is a Super-Computing hub of computational biology and bioinformatics to support biotechnological research in agriculture. This hub consists of hybrid hardware architecture of Linux and Windows based clusters, distributed over six national institutions across the country  to form National Agricultural Bioinformatics Grid (NABG).

Purpose of Ashoka Supercomputer:
To identify new gens to improve Agriculture productivity.
Helps scientists is to understand the metabolic pathways easily.
The supercomputing hub is poised to bridge the gap between genomic information and knowledge by utilizing statistical and computational sciences.

This hub connects to supercomputing systems to form a National Agricultural Bioinformatics Grid that includes: 
dvanced Supercomputing Hub for Omics Knowledge in Agriculture.

a) National Bureaux of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR) in New Delhi, and Lucknow
b) National Bureaux of Agriculturally Important Microbes (NBAIM) in Mau, and
c) National Bureaux of Agriculturally Important Insects (NBAII) in Bangalore.


Important Eras of Ancient India (Points to Learn)

Vedanga Jyotisa: The earliest method of reckoning time in India was mentioned in Vedanga Jyotisa, astronomy ancillary to the Vedas. The extant of Vedanga Jyotisa is a short work in a verse of indefinite date, perhaps not later than 400 B.C. It recognizes a cycle (Yuga) of five year of 360 days each completed by an additional month of 30 days, making a total of 1830 days (solar), as against an actual 1826.

Buddha Era: The Buddha era dates from 544 B.C., according to Ceylonese reckoning. Modern criticism has shown that the Eeylonese epoch of the Buddha’s Nirvana is some 60 years too early, the true date being 483 B. C. Another view based on Chinese evidence puts it in 486 B. C.

Mahavira Era: The Mahavira era starts from 527 B.C. and used mostly in Jaina works.

Kaliyuga Era: It is a fictitious epoch confirmed by Aryabhatta (5th century AD.) and employed in astronomical textbooks with a starting date at Feb 18,3120 B.C. This date is sometimes taken to be that of the Mahabharat War. A Chola inscription from Graman (South Arcot) is dated Kali year 4,044 or Kaliday 14,77,037 corresponding to Saturday, January 14, A.D. 943. This era is still shown in current almanacs at least in south India.

Saptarsi Era: The Saptarsi (also called Laakika) era beings after the expiry of 25 Kali years, in 3,076 B.C. and it was in use in Kashmir and its neighborhood at the time of Alberuni (11th century AD.)

Vikram Era: The era starts in 58 B.C. and is said to have been founded by king Vikramaditya to commemorate his victory over Sakas in Ujjaini.

Saka Era -Months & Days
Saka Era: The most famous Kushana ruler Kanishka is credited to have started this era in A.D. 78. This era is used by the Government of India. It is the most popular era in south India, and is known there as Salivahana Sakabda.