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General Knowledge Buzz - 30th September 2014

 Brought to you by - Competition ZENITH 1. RBI keeps key rate unchanged   I.     the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had kept the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) unchanged at 8.0 per cent.  II.    it has decided to keep the cash reserve ratio (CRR) of scheduled banks unchanged at 4.0 per cent of net demand and time liabilities (NDTL). III.    it has reduced the liquidity provided under the export credit refinance (ECR) facility from 32 per cent of eligible export credit outstanding to 15 per cent with effect from October 10.

How To Prepare For SBI Associates PO 2014

 Brought to you by  -  Competition ZENITH Finally a great relief for the candidates who have not qualified in the SBI PO 2014 exams. SBI Associate banks gives you another opportunity to get a SBI job.  SBI has listed a total of 2986 vacancies for all their 5 associate banks. All you need is smart studies instead of studying for hours to qualify this exam. Here, we are giving you a study plan to successfully clear the exam.

All about Negotiable Instruments

Brought to you by - Competition ZENITH A negotiable instrument is a written order or unconditional promise to pay a fixed sum of money on demand or at a certain time. A negotiable instrument can be transferred from one person to another. Once the instrument is transferred, the holder obtains full legal title to the instrument. A document that promises payment to a specified person or the assignee. The payee (the person who receives the payment) must be named or otherwise indicated on the instrument. A check is considered a negotiable instrument. This type of instrument is a transferable, signed document that promises to pay the bearer a sum of money at a future date or on demand. Examples also include bills of exchange, promissory notes, drafts and certificates of deposit.

General Knowledge Buzz - 28th September 2014

Brought to you by - Competition ZENITH 1. Paneerselvam is new TN Chief Minister I. This is the second time Mr Panneerslevam has become the Chief Minister of the state. II. Described as “Mr Faithful”, Panneerselvam belongs to the dominant Mudukulathor community and is a trusted lieutenant of Jayalalithaa. III. After the meeting with Mr. Paneerselvam, Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah invited newly elected AIADMK Legislature Party Leader to form the government.

Brief of IFSC and EFT

Brought to you by - Competition ZENITH What is Indian financial system code? The Indian Financial System Code (IFSC) is an alphanumeric code that uniquely identifies a bank branch participating in  electronic funds settlement systems  .[ The real time gross settlement system (RTGS) and the national electronic fund transfer (NEFT) .]   This is an 11-character code with the first four alphabetic characters representing the bank and last six characters (usually numeric, but can be alphabetic) representing the branch. The fifth character is 0 (zero) and reserved for future use.

Lets Understand - Goods and Services Tax

Brought to you by - Competition ZENITH Recently GST(Goods and services Tax) was in headlines and the proposal is going rounds in the economic fraternity, GST when comes in to picture sooner or later will help economic scenario to a very large extent and will create a utopia for the companies and people. It is an important topic in terms of forthcoming examinations,  So let’s understand what GST is.

Cups and Trophies

Brought to you by Competition ZENITH Many a times we come across questions over cups and trophies related to various sports in the General Awareness section, So we are providing you a gist of some of the important trophies which would be enough to cover the topic.  (Exam weightage - 1 mark)

Let's Understand - Priority Sector

Brought to you by - Competition ZENITH 1. What is meant by Priority Sector? Priority sector refers to those sectors of the economy which may not get timely and adequate credit in the absence of this special dispensation. Typically, these are small value loans to farmers for agriculture and allied activities, micro and small enterprises, poor people for housing, students for education and other low income groups and weaker sections.

First time in India

Brought to you by - Competition ZENITH In SSC CGL exams we often come across questions based on the persons or events happened first in India , Here is the list of some persons who was first in their respective fields, Have a look and mug it up .


                            Brought to you by - Competition ZENITH   QUESTIONS ON INDIAN CONSTITUTION AND POLITICS 1. Which act laid the foundation of present form of Indian constitution.     a. The Government of India Act, 1915            b. The Government of India Act, 1935     c. The Government of India Act, 1858             d. The Government of India Act, 1919.

General Knowledge Buzz - 25th September 2014

Brought to you by -   Competition Zenith 1. Sena-BJP alliance collapses. I. The 25-year-old BJP-Shiv Sena alliance split on Thursday amid continued deadlock over seat-sharing for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls. II. After several rounds of talks over the last few days, senior state BJP leaders announced this evening severing of the ties between the two parties, blaming Shiv Sena’s “inflexibility” for it. III. BJP, however, hinted at the possibility of a post-poll alliance with its estranged ally.

'MAKE IN INDIA' - Mission and Vision

Brought to you by - Competition ZENITH Our Prime minister announced 'Make in India' mission on independence day and today he realised this dream to a reality by unveiling it's logo and opening the new dimensions for the industrialists and  FII's to invest in India. here are some points regarding the same.

General Knowledge Buzz - 24th September 2014

Brought to you by -   Competition ZENITH 1. India reaches Mars with MOM I. India today  became the first country to successfully put a spacecraft around Mars in its first attempt.  II. The ambitious Rs. 460 crore Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) , launched on November 5 last year, had a perfect Mars Orbit Insertion (MOI) to get captured into the Mars orbit. III. After a 650-million kilometer journey pampered with uncharacteristic attention, the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) put itself into orbit around the red planet.  IV. That means for the first time a space agency has put a spacecraft around Mars on its first attempt (NASA took two attempts to get so far; the Soviet Union, three). V. Prime Minister Narendra Modi , who arrived in Bangalore on Tuesday night for another engagement, spent nearly two hours watching India's moment of glory.

General Knowledge Buzz - 23rd September 2014

Brought to you by -   Competition ZENITH 1. Liar's Dice is India's Oscar entry   I.       The Film Federation of India has selected Geetu Mohandas' Liar Dice as India's official entry to the Oscars in the "Best Foreign language film" category. II.       The Hindi film won the National Award for Best Cinematography. III.       And its lead actor Geetanjali Thapa won the National Award for Best Actress .


Brought to You by - Competition ZENITH Foreign exchange market is the place where the financial institutions of different countries come and exchange the currencies in a defined manner and set rates. In forex market the deals of currencies are done and in turn it defines the value of one currency in comparison to the other (remember the hue and cry created about falling of our Rs against Uncle Sam’s dollars).

General Knowledgr Buzz - 21st September 2014

Brought to you by -   Competition ZENITH   1. ‘Make in India’  I. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the “Make In India” campaign on September 25, aimed at reviving the job-creating manufacturing sector . II. 8 member expert panel will be set up jointly by DIPP and FICCI. III. Team Invest India will Interface with global investors . IV. The team will redress grievances . V. The ‘Make in India’ campaign to be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 25 will eventually take up policy reforms involving changes in laws to ensure ease of doing business in the country.

An Introduction to Work,Energy and Power

Brought to you by - Competition ZENITH  Work: Work is said to be done if a body gets displaced when a force is applied on it. It is measured by the product of force and displacement of the body along the direction of force. If a body gets displaced by ‘d’ when a force ‘F’ acts on it, then Work ‘W’,                                                           W = F cosθ×d  where , θ  = angle between force and displacement. Work is a scalar quantity. SI unit = joule. Energy: Capacity of doing work. It is a scalar quantity . SI unit = joule.

General Knowledge Buzz - 20th September 2014

Brought to you by - ZENITH 1. 17th Asian Games - Day 1 , How it fared for India. I. India's Jitu Rai won the Gold in Men's 50m Pistol shooting event  . II. This was Jitu’s sixth medal on the trot in international competitions this year. The bronze was clinched by China’s Wang Zhiwei (165.6). III. Shweta Chaudhry won the Bronze in women 10m air pistol shooting event. IV. Heena Sidhu and Malaika Goel turned out to be disappointments as they failed to even reach the finals. V. Star shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu hammered their respective rivals in straight games as India clinched a 3-0 triumph over Macau China to enter the women’s team event quarterfinals. VI. However, the men’s team was outplayed by South Korea 0-3. VII. K Srikanth and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Parupalli Kashyap went down in contrasting fashions while the doubles team of Sumeeth Reddy and Manu Attri also failed to come good. VIII. The Indian women’s tennis team was

General Knowledge Buzz - 19th September 2014

Brought to you by  -  ZENITH 1. Mandolin Shrinivas, the child prodigy, is no more. I. U. Shrinivas , who cast a spell on audiences with his Western instrument, the mandolin , died here on Friday. II. He was only 45. At the age of 6 he picked up an instrument his dad used to play called Mandolin. In a few years time the instrument became famous due to him and became synonymous with his name. III.   He was the recipient of coveted Padma Bhushan award.

General Knowledge Buzz - 18th September 2014

brought to you by  ZENITH 1. Xi Jingping in India – The Highlights I. India, China signed 12 agreements including cooperation in railways, outer space II. Will begin process of discussion on civil nuclear energy cooperation that will bolster broader cooperation on energy security, said Modi III. On the border issue, President Xi said, “Due to non-demarcation of the border, certain incidents take place but both countries have mechanisms to handle such incidents.” IV. Agreements on 2 Chinese industrial parks & commitment to $20 billion Chinese investments in 5 years signed V. Pact on making Shanghai and Mumbai twin-cities signed VI. President Xi officially invited PM Modi to visit China VII. 2015 will be called 'Visit India' year in China, and 2016 will be 'Visit China' in India VIII. Two countries proposed cultural exchange programmes covering culture, education, tourism: President Xi IX. President Xi hopes for India's support in

General Knowledge Buzz - 17th September 2014

1. Xi Jingping’s visit : three MOU’s signed on first day. I. three Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed between China and the statethree Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed between China and the state. II. The first MoU was signed between the government of Gujarat and Guangdong Province in South China. III. The second MoU is for a twin-city project between of Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong and the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.  IV. The third one was signed between the China Development Bank and iNDEXTb (Industrial Extension Bureau) – a State government body for facilitating investments.

General Knowledge Buzz - 16th September 2014

1. G-20 Labour and Employment Ministerial meet. I. The G-20 Labour and Employment Ministerial meet was held at Melbourne, Australia  II. During the meet, discussions were held on how to increase job growth across the G20 to help address disadvantage, improve productivity and drive growth. III. sets of policy priorities to prevent unemployment and underemployment from becoming structural, and create better jobs .

General Knowledge Buzz - 15th September 2014

1. Hafiz Saeed free to roam in Pak : Pak High Commissioner. I. Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit  said Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafeez Saeed is free to roam in his nation. II. Saeed  is the prime accused in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack case. III. Basit's statements came in response to reports that Saeed was in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).

General Knowledge Buzz- 14th September,2014

1. Sebi chief UK Sinha launches Indian Crossword League I. UK Sinha, chairman of capital markets regulator Sebi, launched the tournament today and also unveiled the trophy which will be given to the winner. II. Indian Crossword League or IXL 2014 will involve a combination of online and offline puzzle- solving contests. III. The tournament, conceptualised by Bihar-cadre IAS officer Vivek Singh, saw 650 people enrolling for its maiden run last year. 

An aftermath of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

The Indian Government may have found its way into record books last week, when 1.5 crore bank accounts were opened on a single day through financial camps set up in 77,000 locations. Following through on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s I-Day promise, the Government put its financial inclusion programme into action last week. Its mouthful of a name — the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana or PMJDY   involves opening bank accounts, aimed at the poor, whether rural or urban.

General Knowledge Buzz... 13th September,2014

1. New Motor Bill: Steep penalties, 7-year jail for child death I. The Government has proposed stiff penalties for traffic offences. II. Rs. 25,000 for drunken driving . III. fine of Rs. three lakh and minimum seven-year jail term for causing the death of a child in certain circumstances. IV. India has been grappling to reduce the fatality rate on its roads which at 1.4 lakh deaths every year is among the highest in the world.

All the Fuss about IBPS PO - IV

Bank jobs are currently among the most in-demand jobs in India. More than 20 lakh aspirants generally appear for exams conducted by IBPS, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), State Bank of India (SBI), and private banks . These banking exams can give you jobs in RBI, SBI (and associated banks), 23 nationalised banks, 20+ private Indian banks, select foreign banks and a large number of small to medium co-operative banks along with gramin banks at the clerical, PO (Probationary Officer) and SO (Specialist Officer) levels. Vacancies in banks are set to reach 7.5 lakh in the next 5 years, since banking jobs are appearing lucrative in times of an economic slowdown.

General Knowledge Buzz - 12th September 2014

1. Disabled persons have not got their due: Supreme Court. I. three percent reservation for differently abled persons will  be given in all category of government jobs including in appointments and promotions to IAS . II. A bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha said the disabled persons have not got their due in the last 19 years after framing of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, which was passed in 1995.

General Knowledge BUZZ - 11th September 2014

1. Agni-1 test-fired successfully. I. India on Thursday successfully test-fired nuclear weapons capable ballistic missile, Agni-1 for its full strike range of 700 km from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Wheeler Island, off the Odisha Coast. II. The indigenously-developed, single stage missile, powered by solid propellants, was fired by the personnel of the Strategic Force Command (SFC) as part of regular user training. III. the surface-to-surface missile carrying a total payload mass of 1100 kg zeroed in on the pre-designated target in the Bay of Bengal with two-digit accuracy.

Chapter 2- VEDIC CULTURE (1500 bc-600bc)

-The Vedic period (or Vedic age) (ca.1750–500 BCE) was the period in Indian history during which the Vedas, the oldest scriptures of Hinduism, were composed. -The people who evolved this culture called themselves Aryas or Aryans and were probably an invading or immigrant people, whose first arrival in India is dated a little earlier than 1500 B.C .  -The location of the original home of the Aryans still remains a controversial point. Some scholars believe that the Aryans were native to the soil of India and some believe that the Aryans were migrated from outside (Central Asia/Europe/Arctic Region)

General Knowledge BUZZ - 10th September 2014

1. Now, withdraw cash from ICICI Bank ATMs without a card I. ICICI Bank has introduced a cardless cash withdrawal facility which allows customers to transfer money from their account to anyone in India with a mobile number. II. The recipient, even if he does not have a bank account, can withdraw money round the clock without using a debit card.

General Knowledge BUZZ - 9th September 2014

1. Intel launches new processors for data centres. I. Chipmaker Intel launched a new line of processors for data centres that will offer increased performance and lower power consumption. II. The company said, Xeon processor E5 v3 family-based platforms can power heavy workloads like data analytics, high performance computing, telecom and cloud-based services, as well as back-end processing for the Internet of Things (IoT).

General Knowledge BUZZ - 8th September 2014

India and the World 1. Semi high-speed train runs on eight more routes by year-end I. The Railways has decided to introduce semi high-speed trains in nine sectors which would run at speeds of up to 160 kmph. II. Besides Delhi-Agra , railways have identified eight more routes, including Delhi-Kanpur, Delhi-Chandigarh, Chennai- Hyderabad, Nagpur-Secunderabad and Mumbai-Goa , for which the service would be introduced.

General Knowledge BUZZ - 7th September 2014

1.  Dalai Lama Denied South African Visa   I.       The Tibetan spiritual leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has been denied a visa by the South African government. II.       He was going to attend a Nobel peace conference in Cape Town next month. III.       This is the third denial of a visa to the Dalai Lama by South Africa in five years. IV.       South Africa believed that the Tibetan spiritual leader's trip would jeopardize relations with China.

Chapter 1- Brief insight of Harappa/Indus Valley civilization.

  Harappa/Indus Valley civilization. John Marshall was the first scholar to use the term, ‘Indus Civilization’. The most characteristic feature of the Harappan Civilization was its urbanization. Besides sheep and goats, dogs, humped cattle buffalo and elephant was certainly domesticated. The heartland of the Indus Civilization was Harappa-Ghaggar-Mohenjodaro axis. Capital cities- Harappa, Mohenjodaro. Port cities- Lothal, Sutkagendor, Allahdino, Balakot, Kuntasi.

General Knowledge BUZZ - 6th September 2014

Window of India & World 1. Thousands displaced as floods submerge 400 villages in Kashmir Valley I. Thousands of people have been forced to leave their houses and take shelter at safer places as the flood fury continues across Kashmir Valley with no let up. II. Nearly 400 villages of the Valley inundated by unprecedented floods,. III. the residents from many of these villages have moved to safer places, leaving behind their homes and belongings as water level continues to rise due to incessant rains.