The States Reorganisation Commission constituted on…

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The States Reorganisation Commission constituted on...

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1. It was formed after the Independence.
2. Some of its recommendations were implemented in the States Reorganisation Act of 1956.

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A. 29-December-1953

B. 29-December-1943

C. 29-December-1956

D. 29-December-1983

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What causes the first and second heart sounds?

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The “lub” is the first heart sound, commonly termed S1, and is caused by turbulence caused by the closure of mitral and tricuspid valves at the start of systole. The second heart sound, “dub” or S2, is caused by the closure of the aortic and pulmonic valves, marking the end of systole.


IMPORTANT BANKING ABBREVIATIONS

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1. NABARD – National Bank for
Agricultural & Rural Development

2. RTGS – Real Time Gross Settlement

3. NEFT – National Electronic Fund
Transfer

4. NAV – Net Asset Value

5. NPA – Non Performing Asset

6. ASBA – Account Supported by Blocked Amount

7. BIFR – Board for Industrial and
Financial Reconstruction

8. CAMELS – Capital Adequacy, Asset
Quality, Management Earnings, Liquidity, Systems & Controls

9. BCSBI – Banking Codes & Standard Board of India

10. BIS – Bank for International
Settlement

11. BCBS – Basel Committee on Banking Supervision

12. BOP – Balance of Payment

13. BOT – Balance of Trade

14. BPLR – Benchmark Prime Lending Rate

15. CCIL – Clearing Corporation of India Ltd.

16. CIBIL – Credit Information Bureau of India Ltd.

17. CRISIL – Credit Rating Information
Services of India Ltd.

18. CBLO – Collateralised Borrowing &
Lending Obligation

19. CPI – Consumer Price Index

20. ADR – American Depository Receipts

21. GDR – Global Depository Receipts

22. ALM – Asset Liability Management

23. ARC – Asset Reconstruction
Companies

24. FINO – Financial Inclusion Network
Operation

25. CTT – Commodities Transaction Tax

26. CRM – Customer Relationship
Management

27. KYC – Know Your Customer

28. SLR – Statutory Liquidity Ratio

29. CRR – Cash Reserve Ratio

30. MSF – Marginal Standing Facility

31. REPO – Repurchase Option

32. NBFC – Non Banking Finance
Companies

33. OSMOS – Off-Site Monitoring & Surveillance

34. IFSC – Indian Financial System Code

35. BSE – Bombay Stock Exchange

36. NSE – National Stock Exchange

37. SWIFT – Society for Worldwide
Interbank Financial Tele communication

38. FSLRC – Financial Sector Legislative
Reforms Commission

39. LAF – Liquidity Adjustment Facility

40. DRT – Debt Recovery Tribunals.


Which Day is observed as International Day of the Girl Child?

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October 11 is declared as the International Day of the Girl Child by the United Nations. October 11, 2012, was the first Day of the Girl. The observation supports more opportunity for girls, and increases awareness of inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. This inequality includes areas such as access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence and unfree child marriage.

The International Day of the Girl Child initiative began as a project of Plan International, a non-governmental organization that operates worldwide. The idea for an international day of observance and celebration grew out of Plan International’s Because I Am a Girl campaign, which raises awareness of the importance of nurturing girls globally and in developing countries in particular. Plan International representatives in Canada approached the Canadian federal government to seek support for the initiative. A coalition of supporters raised awareness of the initiative internationally.

International Day of the Girl Child was formally proposed as a resolution by Canada in the United Nations General Assembly. Rona Ambrose, Canada’s Minister for the Status of Women, sponsored the resolution; a delegation of women and girls made presentations in support of the initiative at the 55th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly voted to pass a resolution adopting October 11, 2012 as the inaugural International Day of the Girl Child.


Who won the 2014 Nobel prize for peace?

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nobel-prize-for-peace-2014India’s Kailash Satyarthi, Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai are joint winners of 2014 Nobel Prize for Peace.

Child Rights Activist Kailash Satyarthi has been conferred with the prestigious Nobel peace prize 2014 along with Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan.

Satyarthi is the eighth Indian to win a Nobel prize. He has been advocating against child labour since the 1990s. His organisation – Bachpan Bachao Andolan symbolises the fight against child servitude. Bachpan Bachao Andolan has helped free over 80,000 children from various form of servitude.

Satyarthi was born on January 11, 1954 in Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh. The Nobel Peace Prize Committee said that he has been awarded for his struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.

A teenage Pakistani activist came to the international limelight when she was shot by the Taliban…

The 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai rose to prominence in October 2012, when the Taliban tried to kill her for advocating the equality and education of women. She was shot in the head while returning from school in Mingora, the main city of the northwestern Swat valley where militants had a strong base at the time.

She was initially treated in Pakistan, but was later flown to a hospital in Britain, where she now lives with her family.


Why Mahatma Gandhi propagated Khadi as a part of independence movement?

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Swadeshi was a natural positive corollary of boycott. Mahatma Gandhi firmly believed that a substantial reason for the British to hang in India was their economic interests. Once that is gone, english would have no other option but to leave India. Britain was exporting its Manchester cloth to India at exorbitant prices, so Gandhi thought of weaving Khadi as an option to Manchester cloth. He cajoled people into leaving British cotton for Khadi.

Khadi was a tool of Indian spirit of resurrection that it can take on the might of the RAJ and fight them economically apart from politically. Khadi was a tool to promote the benefits of the most deprived sections as it makes them self sufficient and removes the middle man that was there between the mill owners and the villagers. It is a bodily endowment of Swaraj as Gandhi firmly believed that Swaraj could not come from machines.

Khadi meant equality for all as khadi was meant equally for all irrespective of his social strata. a sinner, criminal, poor, rich, hermit all have right over khadi but only after spinning it. It was a symbol of free India and those who wore it were free in spirit from the shackles of slavery.


What does Dasara means?

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What does Dasara means:

Dasha Hara is a Sanskrit word which means removal of ten bad qualities within you.

Kama vasana (Lust)
Krodha (Anger)
Moha (Attachment)
Lobha (Greed)
Mada (Over Pride)
Matsara (Jealousy)
Swartha (Selfishness)
Anyaaya (Injustice)
Amanavta (Cruelty)
Ahankara (Ego)

It’s also known as ‘Vijaydashami’ which means Vijaya over these ten bad qualities.


What does the star rating of electric appliances denote?

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The domestic electric appliances,these day have star rating (up to 5 star) on them.The number of star on them denotes that, more the number of stars :

1) higher the long span of the appliance
2) higher the energy efficiency of the appliances
3) better performance of the appliances
which of the above statements is/are above true ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 1 and 3 only

The answer is a) 1 only. – Higher the energy efficient of the appliances.


Indian people involvement against deforestation

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Deforestation has been a major cause of ecological imbalance and needs community driven approach for tackling the probable of deforestation. In the past too, people have come together to check unscrupulous cutting of trees and thus making their presence felt in the field of afforestation and prevention of climate change. They resorted to innovative and non violent methods of saving the trees.

Chipko movement was one such movement wherein the people clung to the trees, tied rakhis to the trees as if they were their brethren. The people clinging to the trees thwarted the bulldozers away and gave a loud and clear message to the decision makers that development cant be enforced, it has to come from the sub altern. The women were at the fore front which embarked a new era of eco feminism in india.

It showed that women were an equal stakeholder in the conservation as well as development process. Jungle bachao andolan was another such movement that exposed the bureaucratic greed when it wanted to replace the sal trees with high value teak forests. The tribes were to the rescue and thwarted any attempts to do so.


What is the principle behind international date line?

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Suppose you are starting a journey to the east from 180 deg longitude. So every 15 degree of longitude you pass, you have to advance your clocks by one hour. Thus by the time you cover 360 deg and come back to the point you have started, you will find that you have advanced your clocks by 24 hours and hence you have to retard by a day when you cross the 180 deg line again.