November 21, 2014

7 November 2014

  • Britain’s first Indian-origin cabinet minister Sajid Javid has topped a list of the most influential Asians in the country. 
    • Javid, the UK secretary of state for culture, media and sport, topped the ‘Power 101 Britain’s Most Influential Asians 2015′ list released. 
    • Born to an Indian father and Pakistani mother, Javid dedicated the honour to his parents.
    • Others in the top five included Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, down to second position from the top spot in 2013.
  •  Torpedo Recovery Vessel, TRV-72 of Indian Navy has sunk off the Visakhapatnam coast during a naval exercise killing one sailor while three others went missing.  
    • The Navy said that there were 28 personnel on board.
    • TRV-72 was deployed for a routine torpedo recovery mission. TRV-72 was built at Goa Shipyard and was commissioned into the Indian navy on 23 February 1983.
  • Indians are the fourth most vacation deprived nation globally with 67% polled saying that they took only 15 days of leave in a year. 
    • Mumbai took the least vacations while Delhiites took the maximum holidays in a 5 city survey by Expedia. 
    • Indians rank fourth globally after Thailand (43%), Singapore & South Korea (42%) in vacation-deprivation. 
    • Indians also ranked second globally in cancelling holiday plans due to work (74%) after Thailand (77%). 
    • Globally, 15% feel guilty about taking their vacation days. Indians rank 4 at 20% while Japanese top the list at 26%. 
  • Hyderabad has found a smart solution for its well known traffic problems with the Hyderabad Traffic Integrated Management System coming into being. 
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    • The Bengalore based Bharat Electronics Limited, BEL has conceptualised and indigenously developed H-TRIMS project, the first of its kind intelligent signalling system in the country. 
    • Comprising intelligent timers and vehicle detectors, the integrated traffic management system will primarily work on solar power. 
    • The intelligent signals have been placed at 221 out of 227 junctions in Hyderabad and Secunderabad. 
    • The H-TRIMS is aimed at providing commuter-friendly traffic atmosphere and a state of the art multi-purpose technology for the police, as a shot in their arm.
    • President Pranab Mukherjee today embarked on a two-day visit to Bhutan with an aim of further strengthening bilateral ties.
      • India will continue to assist Bhutan in its economic development, he said.
      • It is the first visit by any Indian head of state in 26 years, during which some agreements in education sector are likely to be signed. 
    • Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is on a three day visit to China to further strengthen bilateral relations.
    • The terrorist organization Boko Haram has renamed two towns it captured in northeast Nigeria as part of campaign to establish a caliphate in the region.
    • 7th November 2014 is birth anniversary of Great Indian Physicist, Nobel laureate, Bharat Ratna Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (C. V. Raman) and Great freedom fighter Bipin Chandra Pal.
    • The 80th annual meet of Indian Academy of Sciences, which was founded by Nobel laureate Sir C V Raman, began in Chennai. 
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi Adopts Jayapur village under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana during his visit to Varanasi.
      • He favoured "technological upgradation" and "human resource development" in the textile sector so that the youth take to it as a vocation" not out of any compulsion, but with pride".
    • A decorated ex-Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill has been unmasked as the man who pumped three shots to the head of elusive al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden during a top-secret 2011 raid on his hideout in Pakistan.
    • National Children Film Festival to be held from November 14 to November 16 this year.
      • The main theme of the festival is 'Swachta'.
      • Sania Mirza will be the chief guest.
      • Pappu ki Pugdandi' to be the opening film this year.
    • The Agni-II, IV and V, Prithvi-II and Dhanush are all surface-to-surface missiles, capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
      • Dhanush is a naval variant of Prithvi and launched from ships.
    • In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' initiative, the Labour Ministry proposed to set up 12 Advanced Training Institutes (ATIs) across the country at a cost of over 200 Crores to train vocational instructors . 
    • Maharashtra Rural Development Minister Pankaja Munde honoured Sangita Awhale, a woman from Saikheda village in Washim district, who sold her mangalsutra to build a toilet.
    • ALMA - Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter ArrayALMA is an astronomical interferometer of radio telescopes in the Atacama desert of northern Chile.
    • The political chaos in Libya has further deepened.
      • The country’s democratically elected and internationally recognized parliament has rejected the Libyan Supreme Court decision to declare it unconstitutional. 
      • It has alleged that the ruling was taken under the threat of arms.
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    November 19, 2014

    6 November 2014 Current Affars

    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ranked 15th in the Forbes list of world's most powerful people this year.
      • Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who was the highest ranked Indian in 2013 at 21, is no longer a part of the list.
      • Russian President Vladimir Putin has pipped his US counterpart Barack Obama for a second year in a row and is at the top.
      • The top five remain the same as last year. After Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping has been ranked third, Pope Francis at number 4 and the world's most powerful woman German Chancellor Angela Merkel at fifth.
    • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has launched a pension scheme under which Rs.500 would be paid every month to some 40 lakh poor families. This is the first-of-its-kind scheme launched in the country by any state government under which money will be transferred directly into the account of the beneficiary.
    • For the first time India and Russia have agreed on negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between India and the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia. The agreement marks the first FTA negotiations initiated by the NDA government, and discussed by visiting Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during the 20th session of India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission (IRIGC) in New Delhi.
    • Niraj Antani, a 23-year-old Indian-American student was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives, becoming one of the youngest state lawmakers in the U.S. A law student at the University of Dayton, he defeated 62-year-old Patrick Morris of the Democratic Party.
    • The founder of California-based Tri Valley University (TVU), who destroyed the academic careers of several hundred Indian students in the U.S., has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for running a sham university that served as a front for an immigration scam. Susan Xiao-Ping Su (44) was sentenced after being convicted on 31 counts of wire and mail fraud, money laundering, alien harbouring and other charges related to running an immigration scam, the Department of Justice announced. 
    • The Government has decided to revive 23 unlicensed district central co-operative banks in different states which were on the verge of closure.
      • Law Minister Ravishankar Prasad said that of the total, 16 banks are in Uttar Pradesh, three each in Jammu and Kashmir and Maharshtra and one in West Bengal. Under the Scheme, the total capital infusion required for revival of these banks would be over 2375 crore rupees.
    • Cabinet approved an agreement with Nigeria, under which Indian sentenced to imprisonment in Nigeria can serve their punishment in India. Law Minister Ravishankar Prasad said, the country has already such agreement with 34 other nations.
    • To prevent rising cheque-related fraud cases, the Reserve Bank of India has asked banks to alert the account holders by a phone call and contact the base branch in case of non-home cheques before clearing suspicious or high value payments.
      • The RBI also asked banks to send an SMS alert to payer or drawer when cheques are received for clearing and examine cheques under UV lamp for clearance beyond 2 lakh rupees.
      • The apex bank, further, said multi-level checking should be done before clearing cheques above 5 lakh rupees.
    • The Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) has allowed real estate major DLF to redeem its investments in mutual funds worth Rs.1,806 crore. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) imposed a ban on Delhi-based DLF and its top executives from accessing the capital markets for three years, for suppressing information in its initial public offering (IPO) prospectus and for ‘sham transactions’.
    • The Union government has approved the rise of capital share in the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) from the existing level of Rs.1,000 crore to Rs.6,000 crore.
    • Union Bank of India has reduced interest rates for medium enterprises in the range of 200-375 basis points. The new rates are effective from November 3, 2014.
    • Indian fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar was declared winner of the LG People’s Choice Award as he pipped South African paceman Dale Steyn and Australia’s Mitchell Johnson in the voting by the fans.
      • Bhuvneshwar is only the fourth cricketer and third Indian to win the coveted prize after Sachin Tendulkar (2010) and India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who won it in 2013.
      • Cristiano Ronaldo picked up the third Golden Boot award of his career for being joint top-goalscorer in Europe and is also the odds-on favourite to win the Ballon d’Or for a third time in January 2014.
      • Renjith Maheswary managed to clear only three of his six allocated jumps but one of them was enough to get the triple jumper gold with a leap of 16.09 metres on the final day of the ONGC 54th National Open Athletics Championships.
        • In the women’s 10,000 metres, L. Surya edged past Preeja Sreedharan in the last 100 metres to take gold. Tintu was named the ‘best individual women athlete’ while long jumper Ankit Sharma was named the ‘best male athlete’.
      • The first copy of Sachin Tendulkar’s much-anticipated and talked-about autobiography -- ‘Playing It My Way’ -- was presented to his mother Rajni by the batting maestro himself, in Mumbai. Tendulkar retired from international cricket in 2013 after playing a record 200 Tests.

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      November 12, 2014

      5 November 2014 Current Affairs

      1. World's leading laboratory for particle physics
      2. Cern's first woman director general
      3. The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers is the highest imperial honour of
      4. The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers will be conferred on 
      5. Pictographs of the Sindu (Harappan) culture have been discovered on rocks at the world famous _____.
      6. Expand NCAER.
      7. The tropical Super cyclone heading towards Japan that is expected to be the most powerful tropical cyclones of 2014.
      8. world's largest Ayurveda Convension 
      9. INS Sudarshini is India's ________.
      10. INS Sudarshini is set to sail from Kochi to _______ next month to mark the golden jubilee of bilateral ties between India and the island state in South-East Asia.
      11. The eighth edition of National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) Film Bazaar, held every year on the sidelines of IFFI, is all set to begin at _______ from 22nd November 2014.
      12. 'Playing it my way' is the auto-biography of
      13. ICC People's choice award for the year 2014
      14. Telangana government presents its first ever budget with a total expenditure of ______. 
      15. Indian Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag will be conferred the title of honorary rank of _________.

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      November 11, 2014

      4 November 2014

      1. Committee for probing the betting and spot-fixing scandals in the Indian Premier League.
      2. Review panel set up by the centre to revamp AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) will be headed by _________.
      3. The tallest building in the US?
      4. Molecules that turn genes on and off are called ______.
      5. Afghan President __________ has decided to drop his tribal name of Ahmadzai and has asked all government departments and media to use his family name only.
      6. The Ahmadzai are one of the biggest _____ tribes in Afghanistan.
      7. Ghani is from _______ province south of Kabul.
      8. Thirteenth Finance Commission Chairman ________.
      9. Think Tank of finance ministry _________.
      10. Who has been appointed as the chairperson of the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy?
      11. The government has replaced Financial Services Secretary GS Sandhu with Gujarat-cadre IAS Officer ______.
      12. Recent Asian games and Para Asian Games were held at ______.
      13. Which Indian won the Japan's top national award 'The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers', thus becoming the first Indian to receive the rare honour?
      14. India's position in the recently concluded Para Asian Games 2014.


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      November 07, 2014

      General Awareness Practice Paper

      1. Who is the union mines steel labor and employment minister?
        1. Ravi Shankar Prasad
        2. Ananth Kumar
        3. Narendra Singh Tomar
        4. Anant Geethe
        5. Ramvilas Paswan
      2. Mridula Sinha has been appointed as the new governor of?
        1. Kerala
        2. Goa
        3. Uttar Pradesh
        4. Gujarat
        5. Manipur
      3. Who was appointed Interpol brand ambassador?
        1. Amir Khan
        2. Amitab Bachchan
        3. Akshay Kumar
        4. Shah Rukh Khan
        5. Hrithik Roshan
      4. What is the first bank in India to launch EMI facility on debit cards?
        1. SBI
        2. ICICI bank
        3. Bank of Baroda
        4. Bank of India
        5. Axis Bank
      5. As per the latest Human development Index what is the rank of India?
        1. 136
        2. 135
        3. 137
        4. 134
        5. 143
      6. Two new agricultural universities will be set up in Andhra Pradesh and ______.
        1. Rajasthan
        2. Telangana
        3. Odisha
        4. Haryana
        5. Uttar Pradesh
      7. As per the union budget 2014-15 what is the income tax exemption limit for senior citizens?
        1. Rs. 3 lakhs
        2. Rs. 2.5 lakhs
        3. Rs. 2 lakhs
        4. Rs. 3.5 lakhs
        5. Rs. 4 lakhs
      8. Which committee recommended the establishment of the payments bank?
        1. Damodaran committee
        2. Aditya Puri committee
        3. R.S. Gurjal committee
        4. Nachiket Mor committee
        5. None of the above
      9. What is the amount of accidental insurance cover under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana Scheme?
        1. Rs. 50,000
        2. Rs. 1 lakh
        3. Rs. 30,000
        4. Rs. 1.5 lakh
        5. Rs. 75,000
      10. At present the reverse repo rate is?
        1. 7%
        2. 6%
        3. 8%
        4. 9%
        5. 5%
      11. The reserve bank of India extended deadline for banks to implement Basel III norms by a year to March 31.
        1. 2015
        2. 2016
        3. 2017
        4. 2018
        5. 2019
      12. How many secretaries do finance ministry have?
        1. One
        2. Two
        3. Three
        4. Four
        5. Five
      13. Present finance secretary of India?
        1. Arvind Mayaram
        2. Rajiv Mehrishi
        3. Sumit Bose
        4. RK Mathur
        5. Shaktikantha Das
      14. Who was elected as the president of Hungary for the second consecutive term recently?
        1. Enrico Letta
        2. Victor Orban
        3. Nick Clegg
        4. Matteo Renzi
        5. None of these
      15. Who was named Man of the tournament in 2014 ICC world T20 held in Bangladesh?
        1. Kumar Sangakkara
        2. Virat Kohli
        3. Rohit Sharma
        4. Lashit Malinga
        5. Suresh Raina
      16. The Arjun awards selection committee for 2014 was chaired by
        1. Sunil Gavaskar
        2. Ravi Sashtri
        3. Kapil Dev
        4. Sachin Tendulkar
        5. Sourav Ganguly
      17. Jeetu Rai is associated with
        1. Badminton
        2. Tennis
        3. Shooting
        4. Archery
        5. Squash
      18. Commodity markets are regulated by
        1. SEBI
        2. CII
        3. FMC
        4. TRAI
        5. IRDA
      19. Which Indian movie has been nominated as India's official entry to 2015 Oscars?
        1. Jaatheeswar
        2. Ship of Theseus
        3. Liar's dice
        4. Queen
        5. None of these
      20. Who among the following Indian sportsperson didn't win gold medal at the 17th Asan games in Incheon, South Korea?
        1. Seema Punia
        2. Vikas Gowda
        3. Mary Kom
        4. Yogeswar Dutt
        5. Saketh Myneni
      21. The G20 summit will be held in November 2014 in
        1. Australia
        2. Saudi Arabia
        3. South Africa
        4. Turkey
        5. Brazil
      22. The 2014 National Rajiv Sadbhavana Award was given to 
        1. MS Swaminathan
        2. Muzaffar Ali
        3. Gulzar
        4. Javed Akthar
        5. None of the above
      23. 'The Substance and the Shadow' is the biography of
        1. Dilip Kumar
        2. Dharmendra
        3. Amir Khan
        4. Amitab Bachchan
        5. Sharughan Sinha
      24. Ranthambore national park is situated in
        1. Madhya Pradesh
        2. Odhisa
        3. Rajasthan
        4. Karnataka
        5. Gujarat
      25. The 7th BRICS summit will be held in July 2014 in which of the following countries?
        1. Brazil
        2. Russia
        3. India
        4. China
        5. South Africa
      26. Syndication of advances is the recommendation of
        1. Kanan Committee
        2. Gosh Committee
        3. Narasimhan committee
        4. Shetty committee
        5. Damodaran committee
      27. Who among the following, along with Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura, won the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics for inventing blue light-emitting diodes?
        1. Isamu Akasaki
        2. Masatoshi Koshiba
        3. Toshihide Maskawa
        4. Charles Kuen Kao 
        5. None of these
      28. Who has been conferred the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award 2014?
        1. Rajendra Achyut Badwe
        2. Yash Pal
        3. Tessy Thomas
        4. Apathukatha Sivathanu Pillai
        5. None of these
      29. Recently, which cyclonic storm struck the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha?
        1. Nilofar
        2. Nanauk
        3. Komen
        4. Hudhud
        5. Laila
      30. Who is the winner of ATP Shanghai Masters trophy 2014?
        1. Gilles Simon
        2. Novak Djokovic
        3. Roger Federer
        4. Julien Benneteau
        5. None of these
      31. Electronic Clearing Service in banks can be availed by 
        1. Individuals
        2. Corporates
        3. Senior Citizens
        4. All the above
        5. None of these
      32. Channel Financing means, financing of
        1. Laying of agricultural canals
        2. NBFCs
        3. SHGs
        4. NGOs
        5. Dealers of identified large corporate financed by the bank
      33. National Rural Employment guarantee act is renamed after
        1. Jawaharlal Nehru
        2. Mahatma Gandhi
        3. Rajeev Gandhi
        4. Indira Gandhi
        5. Abdul Kalam
      34. As per the RBI's clean note policy, writing on a currency note is
        1. A punishable offence
        2. Entertained
        3. Wrong
        4. Non legal
        5. None of these
      35. SBI's new training initiative 'Strategic Training Unit' is located at
        1. New Delhi 
        2. Hyderabad
        3. Bangalore
        4. Mumbai
        5. Chennai
      36. Holidays are declared to the banks under
        1. Negotiable Instruments Act
        2. Banking Regulation Act
        3. RBI Act
        4. Indian Contracts Act
        5. Government of India
      37. The first developmental financial institution that has got merged with a bank is 
        1. IDBI
        2. ICICI
        3. IDFC
        4. UTI
        5. LIC
      38. Banking services delivered to a customer by means of a computer control system that doesn't directly involve the bank's branch is called
        1. Universal banking
        2. Virtual banking
        3. Net banking
        4. Service banking
        5. None of the above
      39. Green Shoe is the term associated with
        1. Finance
        2. Agriculture
        3. Animal disease
        4. Shoe brand
        5. Clothes
      40. Borrowings in which there is no amortization or where repayment of the principle occurs only at maturity is called
        1. Equated payment schedule
        2. Bullet payment schedule
        3. Balloon payment schedule
        4. Flip payment schedule
        5. Unique payment schedule
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        Computer Awareness Set 9

        1. LSI, VLS and ULSI chips were used in which generation?
          1. First
          2. Second
          3. Third
          4. Fourth
          5. Fifth
          1. The list of coded instructions is called
            1. Computer program
            2. Algotithm
            3. Flow Chart
            4. Utility program
            5. None of these
          2. A system call is a method by which a program makes a request to the 
            1. Input management
            2. Interrupt processing
            3. Output management 
            4. Operating System
            5. Multitasking
            1. Which of the following is application software?
              1. Tally
              2. Auto CAD
              3. MS office
              4. All the above
              5. None of these
              1. Which of the following is not the classification of computers based on application?
                1. Electronic computers
                2. Analog computers
                3. Digital computers
                4. Hybrid computers
                5. Smart computers
                1. The term PUSH and POP is related to the
                  1. Arrays
                  2. Lists
                  3. Stacks
                  4. Rows
                  5. Columns
                  1. The computer system that is old and perhaps not satisfactory is referred to as
                    1. Ancient System
                    2. Historical System
                    3. Age old System
                    4. Legacy System
                    5. Legal System
                    1. The _____ settings are automatic and standard.
                      1. Default
                      2. CPU
                      3. Peripheral
                      4. User-friendly
                      5. None
                      1. What is the most popular hardware for multimedia creations?
                        1. PCs
                        2. Mini computers
                        3. Mainframe computers
                        4. WANs
                        5. Super computers
                        1. The network interface card of LAN is related to following layer of OSI model.
                          1. Transport
                          2. Data link
                          3. Network
                          4. Physical
                          5. Mac layer
                          1. The _______ folder retains copies of messages that you have started but not yet ready to send.
                            1. Draft
                            2. Outbox
                            3. Address box
                            4. Sent Items
                            5. Inbox
                            1. The process of carrying out commands is called
                              1. Fetching
                              2. Storing
                              3. Executing
                              4. Decoding
                              5. Debugging
                              1. Which of the following case doesn't exist in complexity theory?
                                1. Best Case
                                2. Worst case
                                3. Null case
                                4. Average case
                                5. Middle case
                                1. ______ gives a computer its unique address across the network
                                  1. System address
                                  2. SYSID
                                  3. Process ID
                                  4. IP address
                                  5. CPU address
                                  1. Which process checks to ensure that the components of the computer are operating and connected properly?
                                    1. Booting
                                    2. Processing
                                    3. Saving
                                    4. Editing
                                    5. Compiling
                                    1. Which of the following controls the manner of interaction between the user and the operating system?
                                      1. Language translator
                                      2. Platform
                                      3. User interface
                                      4. Icon
                                      5. None of these
                                      1. A collaborative network that uses internet technology to link business with their supplies is 
                                        1. Internet
                                        2. Intranet
                                        3. Extranet
                                        4. WAN
                                        5. LAN
                                        1. A Passive threat to computer security is
                                          1. Malicious Intent
                                          2. Sabotage
                                          3. Accidental errors
                                          4. Espionage agents
                                          5. None of these
                                          1. Codes consisting of lines of varying widths or lengths hat are computer readable are known as 
                                            1. ASCII code
                                            2. Magnetic tape
                                            3. OCR scanner
                                            4. Bar code 
                                            5. None of these
                                            1. Expand ADB
                                              1. Apple Desktop Bus
                                              2. Apply Desktop Booting
                                              3. Analog Drive Bus
                                              4. Address Book
                                              5. None of these


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                                              Computer Awareness Set 8

                                              1. Deleted data remains on the disk until __________.
                                              2. In coding terminology, the process of building new classes from existing one is called ______.
                                              3. _____ provides the means to move the pointer on the screen and give information to the computer by clicking its button.
                                              4. The location of a particular piece of data is its ____.
                                              5. A device that is connected to the mother board is called _____.
                                              6. In a computer program a function that is called automatically each time, an object is destroyed is known as ______.
                                              7. Even if a disk drive fails, the computer application running and using it can continue processing. This application is said to have been designed with a feature called ______.
                                              8. Buying and selling of products over internet is called _______.
                                              9. Four things needed to connect to the internet?
                                              10. ISP stands for?
                                              11. Network components are connected to the same cable in the ____ topology.
                                              12. In data structures, in ____ tree for every node the height of its left sub tree and right sub tree differ atleast by one.
                                              13. A computer system checks the ______ of the username and password for a match before granting access.
                                              14. Computers that are portable and convenient for users who travel are called ____.
                                              15. A _____is connected between a telephone line and a computer.
                                              16. Windows is a ______ interface.
                                              17. Windows vista, windows 8 are ________.
                                              18. Delivery of public services through internet is called ______.
                                              19. To send another station a message, the main thing the user has to know is _____.
                                              20. Plastic card with an embedded microchip is a _____.



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                                              1. the recycle bin is emptied
                                              2. inheritance
                                              3. mouse
                                              4. address
                                              5. peripheral device
                                              6. terminator
                                              7. fault tolerance
                                              8. e commerce
                                              9. computer, ISP, modem and communication software
                                              10. internet service provider
                                              11. bus
                                              12. AVL
                                              13. database
                                              14. laptops
                                              15. modem
                                              16. graphical user
                                              17. operating systems
                                              18. e governance
                                              19. the other station’s address
                                              20.  Smart card

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                                              November 05, 2014

                                              November 3, 2014 - Current Affairs Quiz

                                              The _______ is a wearable device that helps the user to track and manage his or her physical as well as emotional health.
                                              The Central Statistics Office (CSO)'s report '_________' said 5% of total cognizable crime fell under the category of crime against women in 2013 against 4% in 2012.
                                              At least 55 people, including children and security personnel, were killed and nearly 200 injured in a powerful suicide blast at Wagah in Pakistan, minutes after the popular _________ ceremony at the main Indo-Pakistan land border crossing.
                                              A Bangladesh war crimes tribunal handed death penalty to senior Jamaat leader _______ for committing crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War.
                                              British Jazz clarinettist Acker Bilk, who personified the trad jazz revival of the 1950s and 60s, has died at the age of 85. His most famous number Stranger on the Shore. Bilk was awarded Most Excellent Order of the British Empire MBE in 2001 for services to the music industry.
                                              The total value of assets held by India's financial institutions touched nearly _________, the third largest among BRICS nations, in 2013.
                                              BRICS grouping constitutes _________
                                              Expand FSB.
                                              __________ wins US Grand Prix.
                                              Harayana CM Manohar Lal Khattar asks the newly elected MLAs to donate their first salary towards the _________.
                                              In Odisha, CBI arrests Biju Janata Dal MP Ramchandra Hansda and two former MLAs for their alleged links in _________________.
                                              Who is our present Union Surface Transport and Shipping Minister?
                                              Who is the First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations>
                                              Recognizing the threat of nuclear terrorism, _________ has called for effective international cooperation and responsible action by governments to strengthen nuclear security and prevent non-state actors from acquiring vulnerable atomic material.
                                              Expand NCAER.
                                              Who is the new Financial Services Secretary replacing G S Sandhu?
                                              Who became the first woman IPS officer from Sikkim.?

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                                              November 04, 2014

                                              November 2, 2014

                                              Altogether the name of how many cities and towns of Karnataka state was reverted to their old Kannada names from this day?
                                              Who was appointed as the new Chairperson of the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP)? He is also the chairman of the 13th Finance Commission.
                                              With 8,132 soldiers on UN missions, _________ is the third largest contributor of peacekeeping forces, after Bangladesh and Pakistan.
                                              _________, an annual international military patrolling event held in the UK.
                                              Expand SEBI.
                                              CBI will soon examine some Reserve Bank of India (RBI) officials in connection with the ______ probe as it has found certain instances for which clarification is needed from authorities in the bankers’ bank.
                                              The tribal language preservation project, was launched by ________.
                                              Who was the founder of Ho script 'Warang Chiti'
                                              Expand IPCC.
                                              ___________ has demanded that the Union government reopen investigations into the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases.
                                              The Desert Museum of Rajasthan is _________.
                                              The camel was declared the State animal of __________ recently mainly because of its declining numbers due to illicit trading for its meat.
                                              _________ is a Traditional animal fair which is now known internationally.
                                              The _______________ run parallel to the Arabian Sea coast for approximately 1,600 km from the Maharashtra-Gujarat border to the southern tip of Kerala.
                                              The _______________ government has successfully passed a new copyright law which imposes fees for online content aggregators such as Google News, in an effort to protect its print media industry. The new intellectual property law, known popularly as the “Google Tax”.
                                              __________, with some 160 million people is Africa’s most populous nation
                                              The West African nation _____________ is the biggest oil producer on the continent and boasts its biggest economy.
                                              ____________ has enacted a ban on selling energy drinks to anyone under 18, in what officials in the Baltic country claimed was a global first.
                                              __________, near Munich, was the first concentration camp setup by the Nazis in 1933.
                                              In __________, a historic gate bearing the Nazis' cynical slogan Arbeit macht frei, or Work sets you free, has been stolen from the former Dachau concentration camp.
                                              Which bank has come out with plans, including 10 free ATM transactions for those who meet certain requirements, and unlimited free transactions for those who maintain more than Rs. 1 lakh in their savings account.
                                              Expand BHAVINI.
                                              Expand IAAS.
                                              Senior IAAS officer Rajani Sankaran took over as Chairman and Managing Director of Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (BHAVINI).
                                              Top—ranked Novak Djokovic easily defended his Paris Masters title with victory over Milos Raonic.


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                                              November 02, 2014

                                              November 1, 2014 Quiz

                                              27 th CM of Maharashtra.
                                              Present Governor of Maharashtra.
                                              Which state government approved Rs. 1115 crore 'Gramin Gaurav Path' project?
                                              'Gramin Gaurav Path' is related to?
                                              Present Chief of United Nations.
                                              United Nations has set up a blue ribbon panel to recommend changes to _____.
                                              The blue ribbon panel appointed by United nations will be chaired by _____, who was a former president of East Timor.
                                              Which country has successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the country’s first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface?
                                              Bhopal Gas Tragedy occured on ______.
                                              The wanted person and the chairman of the union carbide corporation at the time of Bhopal Gas tragedy Died in Florida. Who is he?
                                              The Mission launched by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, which aims at ending malnutrition among childern and women was ______.
                                              The number of free transactions at ATMs of non-home banks has been cut to ______ times a month from five times.
                                              Using ATMs (automated teller machines) to withdraw money or for other purposes such as balance enquiry beyond five times in a month will attract a levy of Rs.20 a transaction from _______.
                                              Which bank has set aside 400 million pound ($639 million) to cover potential fines arising from international investigations into alleged manipulation of foreign currency trading.
                                              Expand ISSF.
                                              The country's only individual Olympic gold medallist, ___________, has been elected chairman of ISSF Athletes Committee, becoming the first Indian to receive the honour.
                                              Expand NRAI.
                                              Expand BWF.
                                              Pakistan's first animated female super hero ______, has joined the fight against polio.
                                              Bangalore is officially renamed as _____.
                                              The Union Territiory that celebrated its liberation day on Nov 1 was _______.
                                              20th Kolkata International Film Festival will starts from _______.
                                              The historic monument adopted by Oil and natural gas Corporation(ONGC) as a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cleanliness drive, Swachh Bharat Abhyiyan is _______.
                                              BCCI has slapped a damages claim to the tune of Rs. 250 crore ($42 million) on the __________.
                                              A camera-based innovative driving testing system that will ensure a technology-oriented assessment of the driving quality of license-seekers without human intervention will be inaugurated by union Road Transport, Highways, Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari in ________.
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