Tuesday, 21 March 2017

CURRENT AFFAIRS:February 2017 - Deaths

News 1 - Well-known Urdu author Bano Qudsia died
Bano Qudsia
Popular Pakistani Urdu novelist and playwright Bano Qudsia passed away at the age of 88 years. She was born in in Ferozepur, India and later migrated to Pakistan after partition. She was awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2003 and Hilal-iImtiaz in 2010.
Some of her notable writings include Aadhi Baat, Aatish-i-zer-i-paa, Aik Din, Amer Bail, Asay Pasay, Chahar Chaman, Chhotaa Sheher Baray Log, Footpath ki Ghaas, Hasil Ghaat and Hawa Kay Naam.

CURRENT AFFAIRS:February 2017 - Committees

News 1 - Centre formed a committee to suggest measures for improving the Haj Policy
Haj Policy
The Centre has formed a six-member committee to give a report on ways to improve India's Haj policy and to consider the issues of subsidy to the pilgrimage. The panel has been constituted in the light of 2012 Supreme Court order on gradually reducing the subsidy and abolishing it by 2022.
The committee will submit its report in a month or two on how India's Haj policy can be improved and how the pilgrims can get maximum concessions. The committee will also review the effectiveness of Haj Committee management of pilgrims' accommodation and air travel.


News 1 - World’s first Braille Atlas for visually impaired people launched in New Delhi
Braille Atlas
The Union Ministry of Science and Technology has released a Braille atlas for nearly 50 lakh visually challenged people in India. It is the world's first such comprehensive atlas.
The Braille Atlas has been prepared by National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO) under Department of Science & Technology. The Braille atlas has 20 maps on different themes like physical, socioeconomic, river system, crops pattern, natural vegetation, cultural, metropolitan areas, roads and railways, soil types and crops.


News 1 - National Entrepreneurship Awards 2016 presented by the Home Minister
National Entrepreneurship Awards
Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh presented the First National Entrepreneurship awards 2016 in New Delhi, to recognise the entrepreneurial spirit of India’s youth and encourage more young Indians to become entrepreneurs. Winning individuals/enterprises were given a prize amount of Rs. 5 lakhs, while the winning organisations were given Rs. 10 lakhs each.
Lucideus Tech was awarded under the IT & ITES, Financial category and JETSETGO Aviation Services under the E-commerce services. Swadha Energies was awarded for their Engineering Services.

CURRENT AFFAIRS:Feb 2017 - Appointments

News 1 - Sanjeev Sanyal appointed as the Principal Economic Adviser of Economic Affairs
Sanjeev Sanyal
Famous Economist Sanjeev Sanyal was selected as the Principal Economic Adviser in the Department of Economic Affairs by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet for 3 years on a contract basis, replacing Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian. Mr. Subramanian will retire in October 2017, after which Sanjeev Sanyal should take over duties of the Economic Division of the Finance Ministry.
Prior to this appointment, he was the Global Strategist and Managing Director of Deutsche Bank. In the past, he has also been honoured with the Eisenhower Fellowship for his work on urban issues by the Singapore Government at the World Cities Summit in year 2014.


Study the following graphs and answer the question based on them.


DSJ = Dalal Street;                             BI = Business India
BW = Business World                        FI = Fortune India

data interpretation


1) The total circulation of figures for the four magazines together in 1988 was approximately
a) 108000
b) 181000
c) 157000
d) 140000
e) None of these


1.With the aim of achieving Financial Inclusion, Reserve Bank Of India has issued guidelines permitting the banks to employ ____ to facilitate Business Development.
(A) Business Correspondents
(B) Franchisees
(C) Business Facilitators
(D) Both ‘a’ and ‘c’
(E) None of the above

2. In respect of CGTMSE (Credit Guarantee fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises) No collateral and no third party guarantee for fund based and non fund based credit facilities up to ___
(A) Rs. 10.00 lakhs
(B) Rs. 5.00 lakhs
(C) Rs.100 lakhs
(D) Rs. 5 lakhs
(E) None of the above


1. The vast network of computers that connects millions of people all over the world is called.
(5)None of these

2. The property that, when classes are arranged in a hierarchy, each class assumes the attributes and methods of its ancestors is
(1) generalization
(2) inheritance
(3) encapsulation
(4) information hiding
(5) None of these


1.The area of a rectangular field is 460 square metres. If the length is 15 per cent more than the breadth, what is breadth of the rectangular field? 
(1) 15 metres 
(2) 26 metres 
(3) 34.5 metres 
(4) Cannot be determined 
(5) None of these

2.What will be the cost of gardening 1 metre broad boundary around a rectangular plot having perimeter of 340 metres at the rate of Rs. 10 per square metre? 
(1) Rs. 3,400/-
(2) Rs. 1.700/-
(3) Rs. 3440/- 
(4) Cannot be determined 
(5) None of these 


Directions (1-15): Four sentences are given with a blank in each. Five words are also given. The blank in each sentence can be filled by one or more words. Similarly, each word given in the choices can go into any number of sentences. Identify the number of sentences each word can go into and mark as your answer the maximum number of sentences any word can go into. 

Q1. A. The millionaire has __________ Rs. 10,00,000 for this priceless artifact.
B. In a/an __________ to rescue the child who was caught in fire, she sustained burns.
C. I went to the railway station to __________ goodbye to my friend.
D. I was asked to __________ a price by the auctioneer.
(a) quoted
(b) attempt
(c) bid
(d) say
(e) spend

Q2. A. He __________ many spine-chilling anecdotes to us.
B. The law extends to several __________ groups.
C. This person is not __________ to me in any way, he is a trickster.
D. The two groups are __________ to each other.
(a) allied
(b) connected
(c) related
(d) recounted
(e) narrated


Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information carefully and answer the question given below:

Ten friends A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and Jare sitting at a rectangular table and likes a different games i.e. Football, Volleyball, Cricket, Badminton, Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, Carrom, Ludo, Chess and Rugby but not necessarily  in the same order. All of them are sitting at a rectangular tablein such a way that four of them sit at the corners, two each on the longer sides and one each on the smaller sides, but not necessarily in the same order. Some of them are facing the centre while the rest are not facing the centre. Not more than two friends sitting together face the same direction. 
E sits on the immediate left of D and is not an immediate neighbour of C. A and E face the same direction. The one who likes Football sits immediate left of the one who likes Table Tennis. D and G sit diagonally and face the opposite directions. Five of them face the same directions. H does not like Table Tennis and Chess. The one who likes Ludo sits immediate right of I, who likes Chess. The one who likes Table Tennis sits second to the left of C.Only two among four sitting on the corners face outward. H and D are sitting on the immediate left and third to the left of J respectively. A sits on one of the smaller sides and third to the right of F. D likes Carrom and sits third to the left of the one who likes Lawn Tennis. J sits immediate right of the one who likes Rugby. E likes Volleyball and sits second to the left of the one who likes Badminton. I is not an immediate neighbour of A, B or F, but sits on the immediate right of C, who is not facing the centre. One of the four friends sitting on the corner is I.

Static GK4:Famous Temples in India

Name of the temple —–      Location

1.Vaishno Devi Katra,  - Jammu & Kashmir

2.Golden Temple - Amritsar, Punjab 

3.Tirupati Balaji (Tirumala Venkateswara Temple) - Chittor, Andhra Pradesh

4.Lotus Temple-  New Delhi

5.Rameshwaram (Ramanathaswamy Temple) -  Rameswaram, Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu.

6.Kedarnath Temple        -Kedarnath, Uttarakhand

7.Siddhivinayak               -    Mumbai, Maharashtra

8.Somnath Temple           -    Gujarat