Friday, 17 February 2017

ISRO sets the bar high – The Hindu (Feb 16, 2017)

The Indian Space Research Organisation boosted its reputation further when it successfully launched a record 104 satellites in one mission from Sriharikota on Wednesday by relying on its workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.
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Courtesy: The Hindu

Word List-1:

  1. set the bar (phrase) – fix/make the standards that others to meet.
  2. boost (verb) – improve, raise, increase/augment.
  3. rely on (phrasal verb) – depend (on), count (on), bank (on).
  4. workhorse (noun) – a machine which works dependably for a long period of time.
  5. Cartosat-2 (noun) – it is an Earth observation satellite in a sun-synchronous orbit and the second of the Cartosat series of satellites and it was built, launched and maintained by the Indian Space Research Organisation (Courtesy: Wikipedia).
  6. cement (verb) – settle/establish firmly.
  7. lucrative (adjective) – profitable; productive; successful.
  8. orbital (adjective) – relating to an orbit ( orbit (noun) – course, path, trajectory).
  9. altitude (noun) – height, elevation, distance above the ground/sea.
  10. accomplish (verb) – fulfil, achieve, complete successfully.
  11. successive (adjective) – consecutive, in succession, following.
  12. besides (preposition) – apart from, other than; in addition to.
  13. technology demonstrator (noun) – it is a prototype, rough example or an otherwise incomplete version of a conceivable product or future system (Courtesy: Wikipedia).
  14. objective (noun) – aim, intention, target/goal.
  15. payload (noun) – it can be a satellite, space probe, or spacecraft carrying instruments and others which are (not fuels) used for a rocket’s operation. (Courtesy: Wikipedia)
  16. carry out (phrasal verb) – perform, implement, execute.

DI QUIZ2 :SYNDIACTE/INDIAN/SBI PO

Directions (1-7: Study the graph carefully and answer the following questions:

The graph given below represents the production (in tonnes) and sales ( in tonnes) of a company from 2009-2014


The table given below represents the ratio of the production (in tonnes) by company A to the production (in tonnes) by company B; and the ratio of the sales ( in tonnes) by company A to the sales (in tonnes) by company B.


Year
Production
Sales
2009
9:8
2:3
2010
8:7
11:15
2011
5:9
4:7
2012
15:11
3:7
2013
5:3
7:5
2014
12:13
1:1

1) What is the approximate percentage increase in the production of company A from the year 2012 to the production of company A in the year 2013?
1. 33%
2. 30%
3. 36%
4. 26%
5. 28%

ENGLISH QUIZ:BASED ON NEW PATTERN

New Pattern English Misc. (IBPS Based)

Directions (Q. 1-5): In each of the following questions, a short passage is given with one of the lines in the passage missing and represented by a blank. Select the best out of the five answer choices given, to make the passage complete and coherent.
1. Too much or too little of anything is a curse, for it stands in the way of man performing his duties. (________). Therefore, they carry bare essentials to survive so that there may be no impediment in their way to compel the enemy to retreat. Rich people should also learn to make best use of money by trying to help the poor and channelise the excess in projects for the underprivileged.
1) But sometimes armymen should be allowed to do nothing.
2) If the railway will allow heavy luggage in the coaches it will create trouble to co-passengers.
3) If the army men carry heavy luggage they will not be able to perform their duties, which will adversely affect them.
4) Sometimes excess labour results into more harm than good.
5) Either 1) or 4)

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