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Current Affairs August 2013 Current Events August 2013, August 2013 General Knowledge

Current Affairs August 2013 Current Events August 2013, August 2013 General Knowledge

Shri Sharad Kumar Appointed as Director General, National Investigation Agency [ 7/30/2013]

Shri Sharad Kumar has been appointed as Director General of National Investigation Agency. Shri Kumar is an IPS (HY:79) officer and presently working in the cadre.

India-born Mamnoon Hussain elected as Pakistan's 12th Prez [ 7/30/2013]

India-born Mamnoon Hussain, a close aide of Prime Minister Nawqaz Sharif, was elected as the 12th President of Pakistan and will replace the incumbent Asif Ali Zardari in September.

Ramon Magsaysay Award 2013 [ 7/29/2013]

Afghanistan's first and only woman provincial governor and an aid worker from Myanmar's Kachin minority are among the winners of this year's prestigious Ramon Magsaysay awards, the award foundation said on 24th July 2013. The Manila-based Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation, named after a popular Filipino president who was killed in a plane crash, was established in 1957 to honour people or groups who change communities in Asia for the better.
Both Habiba Sarabi, governor of the Afghan province of Bamyan, and Myanmar aid worker Lahpai Seng Raw did not allow their minority origins to stop them from empowering other people, said the foundation.

India and Senegal sign Executive Programme for Cultural Cooperation [ 7/29/2013]

India and Senegal enjoy age-old friendly relations and to reaffirm their commitment to have sustained cultural exchanges by signing “Executive Programme for Cultural Cooperation” between India and Senegal for the period 2013-2015 on 29th July 2013 at New Delhi. The Executive Programme for Cultural Cooperation was signed by Smt. Chandresh Kumari Katoch, Minister of Culture on behalf of Government of India and by H.E. Mr. Adboul Aziz Mbaye, Minister of Culture, on behalf of Government of Republic of Senegal. The Executive Programme for Cultural Cooperation is valid for three years. Thereafter, however, it will continue to be in force till a fresh Exchange Programme is signed.

Ministry of Earth Sciences & Earth System Science Organisation Celebrates Its Day Function [ 7/27/2013]

The Ministry of Earth Sciences ( MoES) celebrated its foundation day on 27th July here in Vigyan Bhawan New Delhi. Shri S.Jaipal Reddy, Union Minister of Earth Sciences & Science and Technology who chaired the session called upon the MoES family of professionals to rededicate themselves by building new agenda to promote and discover a new perspective for understanding Earth System Processes and to build advanced knowledge based Monitoring, Detection, Warning & Decision Support Systems (DSS) for rendering improved services in respect of weather, climate, ocean state, hazards and also build programs leading to the sustainability of earth resources. He said Government has given full support for building appropriate national and international level focused Research & Development programmes in Ocean science, meteorology, climate, environment, seismology, cryosphere and biosphere.

Solar PV Modules flagged off [ 7/26/2013]

The first consignment of SPV Modules from BHEL’s Electronics Division in Bangalore was flagged off by Shri A K Jha, Director (Technical ), NTPC Limited recently. NTPC has awarded turnkey contract for setting two Grid-Connected Solar Power Plants of 10 MW capacity each at Unchahar in Uttar Pradesh and Talcher Kaniha in Odisha to BHEL.
NTPC is venturing into renewable energy with an objective to broad base generation mix by evaluating conventional and alternate sources of energy to ensure long run competitiveness and mitigate fuel risks. In this endeavour, NTPC has already commissioned two five MW solar PV projects each at Dadri and Portblair. Presently, 85 MW solar PV projects are under implementation.

CIL Signs 82 FSAS for about 34,793 MW capacity Power Plants [ 7/26/2013]

Providing a big boost to the power sector, Coal India Limited (CIL) has signed 82 FSAs as on 25.07.2013, with power stations with a capacity of 34,793 MW. This includes 16 power stations belonging to NTPC and its Joint Venture companies (JVs).
11 more FSAs are ready to be signed shortly with NTPC or its JVs, while another 23 FSAs with State and private sector entities are in the pipeline. These FSAs were part of the 131 FSAs for a capacity of 60,678 MW which CIL was directed to sign in February, 2012. This will substantially increase the power generation during the current and subsequent years.
In yet another fillip to the power sector, Ministry of Coal has issued another Presidential Directive to CIL on 17.07.2013 for signing of FSAs for a capacity of 78,000 MW instead of the earlier 60,678 MW. This will not only increase the power generation further but will also fast track several power projects which are under development.

India’s Advanced Weather Satellite INSAT-3d Successfully Launched [ 7/26/2013]

India’s Weather Satellite INSAT-3D, carrying advanced weather monitoring payloads, was today launched successfully by Ariane-5 (VA214) launch vehicle from Kourou, French Guiana. According to a Press Release issued by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) ,after a smooth countdown lasting 11 hours and 30 minutes, the Ariane-5 launch vehicle lifted off right on schedule at the opening of the launch windowat 01:24 hours IST today. After a flight of 32 minutes and 48 seconds,INSAT-3D was placed in an elliptical Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO),very close to the intended one.

Appointment of Rajan Gupta as Director General, BPR&D [ 7/25/2013]

Shri Rajan Gupta (IPS:1978 Punjab Cadre) has taken over as Director General (DG) in Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D).
He is to head the Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D) in these transitional times when Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D) is expected to play a crucial role in near future as expectations from police are soaring.

Govt. of India signed an agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) for a $60 million loan [ 7/19/2013]

Government of India signed an agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) for a $60 million loan for improving urban services and strengthen municipal and project management capacity in several towns in North Karnataka. The agreement is for the 3rd Project under the overall facility of $270 million for the North Karnataka Urban Sector Investment Program (NKUSIP).
The third tranche loan under the North Karnataka Urban Sector Investment Program will develop sewerage networks in six towns, and help the rehabilitation and expansion of potable water systems in two more towns. More than 100,000 households will benefit from the improvements.

Obama nominates Indian-American Nisha Biswal as assistant secretary of state for South Asia [ 7/19/2013]

President Barack Obama nominated Nisha Desai Biswal, an accomplished Indian-American administrator, to head the South Asia bureau in the US state department. Desai will become the first person of Indian or even South Asian origin to head the bureau, which oversees US foreign policy and relations with India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maldives and Bhutan.

Shalini Singh bags Prem Bhatia award for political reporting [ 7/13/2013]

Shalini Singh, a Deputy Editor with The Hindu, has bagged the prestigious Prem Bhatia Award for Political Reporting-2013. She has been selected for her ‘excellent coverage of several key issues,’ particularly her ‘reporting of the telecom and Coalgate scandals.’

Veteran actor Pran passes away in Mumbai [ 7/12/2013]

Legendary actor Pran, loved and feared in equal measure by moviegoers for his roles in Bollywood hits like 'Milan', 'Madhumati' and 'Zanjeer', passed away at a suburban hospital here this evening at the age of 93.

Setting up of National Aviation University in India [ 7/11/2013]

The Union Cabinet gave its approval to the proposal for setting up of a National Aviation University (NAU) in the name of Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University at the District of Rae Bareli in the State of U.P. as a Central University.

Setting up of Indira Gandhi National University for Women at Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh [ 7/11/2013]

The Union Cabinet has approved setting up a National University for Women in Uttar Pradesh by the name of “The Indira Gandhi National University for Women”. This will be the first university of the country to be established exclusively for women. The university will be located at Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh. A bill, namely, the Indira Gandhi National University for Women Bill, 2013 will be introduced in the coming Monsoon Session of Parliament. After the passage of the Bill, steps will be taken to set up the University. The cost involved is Rs.500 crore during the 12th Plan period. 
Current Affairs August 2013 Current Events August 2013, August 2013 General Knowledge
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1. Recently, a travel website listed Ghoomar, a folk dance of India among Top 10 world’s most amazing local dances. This dance is from ___?
[C]Madhya Pradesh

Ghoomar is a folk dance of Rajasthan and is characteristic dance of the Bhils. It is a community dance performed by groups of women on auspicious occasions. The name is derived from the word ghoomna (pirouetting).

2. Afghanistan’s first woman governor, who is also the recent winner of Ramon Magsaysay Award is__?
[A]Habiba Sarabi
[B]Anjum Sarabi
[C]Habiba Anjum
[D]Sameera Rabbanikar

Habiba Sarabi
Afghanistan’s first and only female governor Habiba Sarabi has been chosen for Ramon Magsaysay Award. Habiba Sarabi was honoured for helping build a functioning local government and pushing for education and women’s rights in Afghanistan’s Bamyan provenance despite discrimination and poverty.

3. As per the data released by Planning Commission, India’s Poverty ratio in 2011-12 stands at __?

The number of India’s poor fell to less than a quarter of its population in 2011-12 according to a Planning Commission estimate. The commission said the number of those below poverty line declined to 21.9% of the population in 2011-12, from 29.8% in 2009-10 and 37.2% in 2004-05.

4. The Ramnath Goenka awards are given for excellence in the field of___?
[D]Charitable activities

As part of centenary year celebration of its founder, Ramnath Goenka, The Express Group instituted the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism awards. The awards aim to celebrate excellence in journalism, recognize courage and commitment and showcase outstanding contributions and individuals every year. TV18 has bagged six trophies at the sixth Ramnath Goenka Awards for excellence announced recently.

5. “Tikka” is a most destructive fungal disease affects which of the following Crops?
[A]Sugar cane
[D]Ground nut

Ground nut
Tikka or leaf spot is the most destructive fungal disease of Groundnut and has been reported from all most all ground nut growing areas of the World. The disease caused by Phaeoisariopsis personata is known as leaf spot while that caused by Cercospora arachidicola as early leaf spot.

6. According to the New York Stock Exchange, which of the following banks has become the World’s Largest Bank by market capitalization?
[B]Wells Fargo & Co
[C]JP Morgan

Wells Fargo & Co
US based Wells Fargo has replaced the Industrial & Commercial Bank (ICBC) as the world’s largest bank by market capitalization.

7. Which of the following companies has adopted the Taj Mahal under the Clean India Campaign of Ministry of Tourism?

The Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage site, will be adopted by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), under the Clean India Campaign under Ministry of Tourism.

8. Consider the following:
2.H5N1 (bird flu)
3.Swine flu
Which of the above mentioned diseases are in the list of notifiable diseases?
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2,3 & 4
[C]Only 2 & 4
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4

1, 2, 3 & 4
A notifiable disease is any disease that is required by law to be reported to government authorities. All the above are in the list of notifiable diseases.

9. Martina Hingis, who has been inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame, hails from which country?

Martina Hingis is a Swiss professional tennis player who spent a total of 209 weeks as World No.1. She won five Grand Slam singles title. She also won nine Grand Slam women’s double titles.

10. Who among the following has became the costliest player in Indian Badminton League auction?
[A]Ashwini Ponnappa
[B]Jwala Gutta
[C]Saina Nehwal
[D]Lee Chong Wei

Lee Chong Wei
World number one Lee Chong Wei bagged the costliest deal when he was brought by Mumbai Masters for approximately Rs 8,019,032.
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India- भारत का राष्ट्रपति

हम यहाँ पर भारत के राष्ट्रपति के बारे जानकारी हासिल करेंगे |
1 . यह देश का प्रथम नागरिक होता है |
2 . इसकी संवेधानिक स्थिति ब्रिटेन की महारानी के समान होती है |
3 .राष्ट्रपति  के बारे में संविधान के अनुच्छेद 52 -62 में प्रावधान किया गया है |
4 . योग्यता :
-भारत का नागरिक होना चाहिए |
- 35 वर्ष की आयु पूरी कर चुका हो |
- किसी लाभकारी पद पर आसीन नहीं होना चाहिए |
- किसी निर्वाचन क्षेत्र में उसका नाम हो और लोकसभा सदस्य बनाने की योग्यता रखता हो |
- कम से कम 50 प्रस्तावक हो और 50 निर्वाचकों द्वारा अनुमोदन किया जाना चाहिए |
- जमानत राशी 15000 रूपये ( यदि किसी उम्मीदवार को 1 /6 भाग मत प्राप्त न हो तो जमानत जब्त कर ली जताई है |)
5. राष्ट्रपति के चुनाव में लोकसभा, राज्य सभा और विधान सभाओं के निर्वाचित सदस्य भाग लेते है |
6 . चुनाव प्रचार अवधि २ सप्ताह होती है |
7 . चुनाव प्रक्रिया :
- इसका चुनाव एकल संक्रमणिय मत प्रणाली के अधर पर होता है |
- इसमें जितने उम्मेदवार कहदे होते है उनको वरीयता के अधर पर वोट दिया जाता है |
- जो उम्मीदवार 50 % से अधिक मतों का कोटा प्राप्त कर लेता है उसे निर्वाचित घोषित कर दिया जाता है |
- यदि किसी भी उम्मीदवार को 50 % से कम वोट मिलते है तो दूसरी वरीयता के आधार पर निर्वाचन किया जाता है |
- 1969 में व्. व्. गिरी को दूसरी वरीयता के अधर पर निर्वाचित किया गया |
8 . निर्वाचन सम्बंधित विवाद सर्वोच्च न्यायालय हल करता है |
9 . राष्ट्रपति  को सपथ सर्वोच्च न्यायालय का मिख्या न्यायाधीश दिलाता है |
10 . निवास स्थान: दिल्ली की रायसीना पहाड़ी पर स्थित राष्ट्रपति  भवन जिसका नक्शा 1911 में एड़विन लुटविन  द्वारा बनाया गया  इसे पहले वायसरिगल लाज कहा जाता था जिसमे रहने वाले प्रथम व्यक्ति लार्ड इरविन थे |
11 . वेतन : 100000 रूपये मासिक
12 . पेंसन : 50 ,000 रूपये मासिक
13 . राष्ट्रपति  उप-राष्ट्रपति  को अपना त्याग पत्र सोंपता है |
14 . कार्यकाल : राष्ट्रपति  का कार्यकाल 5 वर्ष होता है |
15 . यद्यपि कोई व्यक्ति कितनी ही बार राष्ट्रपति  पद ग्रहण कर सकता है पर परंपरा के अनुसार कोई व्यक्ति दो बार  से अधिक राष्ट्रपति  नहीं बन सकता |

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Economy Current Affairs Quiz/Questions-Answers August 2011, August 22-August 28

Taking the Economy Current Affairs Quiz will test as well as enhance your knowledge on economy related issues. Moreover the Economy Current Affairs Quiz for August 2011 will help you in the preparation for different competitive examination like that of Bank PO, MBA, NABARD, RBI, Railway, SSC, Civil Services Exam etc.
1. 1.    A study titled Being five star in productivity — road map for excellence in Indian banking was released FICCI-IBA-BCG on 22 August 2011, the eve of IBA-FICCI annual banking conference. Which of the facts related to the report stated below are not true?
   2.    India's gross domestic product (GDP) growth will make the Indian banking industry third largest in the world by 2025.
   3.    The report highlighted that banks have to strive for excellence on three dimensions: branch sales and service, new channels and lean operations
   4.    Indian banks deploy 62 per cent of staff in customer facing roles as against the benchmark of 82 per cent observed by BCG globally.
   5.    Indian banks, the report mentioned were to be doing well overall with industry cost-income ratio below 50 per cent.
   a.    1 & 3
   b.    Only 3
   c.    Only 2
   d.    3 & 4
Answer: (c)

According to the data released by the Life Insurance Council on 22 August 2011, the life insurance industry witnessed a decline of what percent in its total premium collections for the quarter ended June 2011?
a.    3.8%
b.    4.2%
c.    6.1%
d.    5%
Answer:  (d)

According to a study Private Cloud Landscape in India released by EMC Corporation and Zinnov Management Consulting, a management consulting firm in July 2011, what will be the value of the cloud market in India by 2015?
a.    $ 4.5 billion
b.    $6 billion
c.    $ 5.6 billion
d.    $ 9 billion
Answer: (a)

Which of the following bodies estimated IT companies would continue to grow globally at 16-18 per cent in 2011-12 despite the economic crisis in the U.S. and European markets?
a.    FICCI
c.    CII
Answer: (b)

Food inflation rose to what percent for the week ended August 13 on the back of dearer onions, potatoes, fruits and protein-based items?
a.    9%
b.    9.3%
c.    9.80%
d.    10%
Answer: (c)
Sports Current Affairs Quiz have been drafted to test your knowledge about the recent sports events. Sports Current Affairs Quiz for August 2011 will help you increase your knowledge of the different sports events which are organised around the world. Taking the Sports current affairs Quiz, you will enhance your knowledge of sports and crack questions in the sports section of all competitive exams.
1.    Who won the ATP's Cincinnati Masters title for the second time on 21 August 2011 after defeating World No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-4, 3-0?
a.    Roger Federer
b.    Andy Murray
c.    Rafael Nadal
d.    Robin Soderling
Answer: (b)

 Name the Indian tennis dup who won the doubles title at the ATP's Cincinnati Masters.
a.    Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi
b.    Leander Paes and Somdev Devvarman
c.    Rohan Bopanna and Somdev Devvarman
d.    Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna
Answer: (a)

Which Sri Lankan bowler became the first bowler to take three one-day international hat tricks as Sri Lanka registered a four-wicket consolation win against Australia in the fifth one-day international on 22 August 2011?
a.    Lasith Malinga
b.    Kumar Sangakkara
c.    Upul Tharanga
d.    Ajantha Mendis
Answer: (a)

 Which of the following Veteran Indian footballers who made his made his debut as a substitute in the 1995 Nehru Cup in Calcutta announced his retirement from international soccer on 24 August 2011?
a.    Basudeb Mondal
b.    Rennedy Singh
c.    Baichung Bhutia
d.    IM Vijayan
Answer: (c)

Name the founder member of the Nehru Hockey Society who died on 23 August 2011.
a.    Shiv Kumar Verma
b.    Kukoo Walia
c.    Brig HJS Chimni
d.    Amrit Bose
Answer: (a)
Quizzes on the Current Affairs section are designed to cover the wide range of national issues, international events, and other information from different segments which are of general human interest. Taking the Current Affairs Quiz for August 2011  will update you on the latest incidents that the world is talking about. The quizzes on Current Affairs will equip you to take all competitive examinations as well.
1.  Which one of the following countries offered additional 10000 seats for Haj 2011 to India?
a) Saudi Arabia
b) Libya
c) Yemen
d) Iran
Answer: (a) Saudi Arabia

North Korea agreed to start international talks on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. This was agreed during the visit of North Korean leader Kim Jong Ii to__.
a) Russia
b) China
c) UK
d) South Korea
Answer:  (a) Russia

India, on 24 August 2011 signed (Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement) with which one of the following countries?
a) Georgia
b) Sri Lanka
c) Pakistan
d) UK
Answer: (a) Georgia

Study published by market research firm Gartner projected worldwide business process outsourcing (BPO) market to grow by what percent in the Asia-Pacific during the year 2011?
a.    17.9%
b.    15%
c.    11.12%
d.    6.3%
Answer: (a)

Name the Indian photographer who was declared the ‘Grand Prix' winner among 60,000 entries in the 33 year old Nikon Photo Contest International.
a.    Raghubir Singh
b.    Vikram Bawa
c.    Ayesha Soni
d.    Debarshi Duttagupta
AnsWer: (d)
Quizzes on the India Current Affairs section are designed to cover the wide range of national issues and other informations related to India from different segments which are of general human interest. Taking the India Current Affairs Quiz for August 2011 will update you on the latest incidents that occured in India. The quizzes on India Current Affairs will equip you to take all competitive examinations as well.
1.  1.    Noted historian and indologist RS Sharma died on 20 August 2011. Which of the facts related to him that is stated below is not true?
    2.    He was particularly known for his trenchant observations on institutions in ancient Indian society and his report on the Bihar-Bengal boundary dispute.
    3.    He was the founding chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) in 1970.
    4.     He also served as President of the Indian History Congress in 1975
    5.    He was a recipient of the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Award in 1989 and was earlier awarded the Campbell Memorial Gold Medal by the Bombay Asiatic Society in 1987.
    a.    2 & 3
    b.    Only 1
    c.    Only 4
    d.    Only 2
Answer: (d)

This veteran trade unionist and Communist Party of India-Marxist Politburo member who served the trade union movement as a Secretary of the AITUC in the 1960s and then as one of the key leaders of the CITU of which he became the General Secretary from 1990 to 1999 and then its President till 2010 died on 20 August 2011. Identify him.
a.    Madhukar Kashinath Pandhe
b.    K Varadarajan
c.    Mohd.Amin
d.    Manik Sarkar
Answer: (a)

Which Former Indian No 2 snooker player who was India No.2 in snooker for three years from 1980 passed away on 20 August 2011.
a.    Ashok Shandilya
b.    Geet Sethi
c.    Michael Ferreira
d.    Sayed Habib
Answer: (d)

In which one of the following states the Centre has launched an ambitious programme called Himayat?
a) Jammu and Kashmir
b) Haryana
c) Himachal Pradesh
d) Punjab
Answer:  (a) Jammu and Kashmir

Which one of the following state governments sanctioned 95 thousand 599 posts of teachers?
a)  Madhya Pradesh
b) Haryana
c) Bihar
d) Punjab
Answer:  (a) Madhya Pradesh

Jharkhand government on 23 August 2011 approved a draft of Right to Service Act 2011.  What is the capital of Jharkhand?
a) Ranchi
b) Patna
c) Bhagalpur
d) Dhanbad
Answer: (a) Ranchi
Science Current Affairs Quiz test the participant’s knowledge on latest discoveries, technological advancements made and in the process further enhances an individual’s knowledge base. The quizzes also cover the Environment-Ecology segment. Number of questions is asked from this segment in the competitive exams. Current Affairs Science quiz for August 2011  will help you in the preparation for NDA, CDS, Bank PO, MBA, NABARD, RBI, Railway, SSC, Civil Services and other Exams.
1.     The Scientists found the origin of El Tor in the Bay of Bengal. Consider the following statements on El Tor.
i)    El Tor is a highly virulent and deadly form of cholera strain.
ii)     It was first discovered in Bangladesh in 2006.
Choose the right option:
a)    Both i and ii are correct.
b)    Only i is correct.
c)    Only ii is correct.
d)    Neither i nor ii is correct.
Answer:  (a) Both i and ii are correct.

Scientists discovered a cheap and effective way to prevent transmission of dengue fever. They infected mosquitoes with bacterium that blocks development of the dengue virus. Dengue fever is also known as___.
a) Breakbone Fever
b) Yellow Fever
c) Pyrexia
d) Hyperthermia
Answer:  (a) Breakbone Fever

A group of researchers estimated that __ million species exist on Earth.
a) 8.7
b) 8.6
c) 8.3
d) 8.2
Answer:  (a) 8.7

China Completed a Comprehensive Satellite Study of Brahmaputra and Indus Rivers. The study shows that Indus River is ____ long.
a) 3600 km
b) 3700 km
c) 3800
d) 3900
Answer: (a) 3600 km

The Australian and British Geologists found evidence of the oldest known fossils of life on Earth. The sulfur-based microbes they discovered are ___billion years old.
a) 3.4
b) 2.4
c) 2.2
d) 1.2
Answer: (a) 3.4
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Corporate Current Affairs Quiz/Questions-Answers August 2011, August 22-August 28

Taking the Corporate Current Affairs Quiz will test as well as enhance your knowledge of major corporate events. The corporate quiz for August 2011 will make you better prepared to face competitive examinations like that of Bank PO, NABARD, RBI, LIC, Civil Services, MBA etc.
1.    Which luxury car maker launched a new version of its sports utility vehicle Q5, priced at Rs 35.13 lakh on 23 August 2011?
a.    Audi India
b.    Opel
c.    Porsche
d.    Mercedes-Benz
Answer: (a)

Which Indian auto-maker Tata Motors launched the new version of its premium hatchback, the Vista on 23 August 2011?
a.    Mahindra & Mahindra
b.    Tata Motors
c.    Maruti
d.    Bajaj Auto
Answer: (b)

Silicon Valley legend Steve Jobs resigned as chief executive of Apple Inc on 24 August 2011. In which year was Apple founded?
a.    1970
b.    1973
c.    1975
d.    1976
Answer: (d)

Which pharmaceutical company entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Universal Medicare’s marketing and distribution business in India?
a.    Dr Reddy’s
b.    Aventis Pharma
c.    Cipla
d.    Ranbaxy
Answer: (b)

This provider of information technology consulting, and business process outsourcing services, was selected by the U.K. Financial Services Authority (FSA) to be a key supplier of solutions as part of its Strategic Outsourcing Framework Agreement (SOFA). Identify the company.
a.    Cognizant
b.    Infosys
c.    IBM
d.    Tech Mahindra
Answer: (a)
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अजमेर। राजस्थान लोक सेवा आयोग ने ऑनलाइन आवेदन में गलती करने वाले अभ्यर्थियों को सुधार का मौका दिया है। आयोग ने पिछले दिनों के तमाम ऑनलाइन आवेदनों में गलती करने वालों को 10 अक्टूबर तक गलती सुधारने का समय दिया है।

आयोग के अनुसार जिन परीक्षाओं के लिए ऑनलाइन आवेदन आमंत्रित किए गए थे, उनके आवेदन-पत्र में रही त्रुटि के संशोधन के लिए अभ्यर्थी 10 अक्टूबर तक प्रार्थना-पत्र दे सकते हैं। अभ्यर्थी अपने ई-मेल या आयोग की वेबसाइट से आवेदन-पत्र का प्रिंट देख कर सुनिश्चित कर लें कि उनका आवेदन सही है। अभ्यर्थियों को आवेदन के साथ फोटोयुक्त पहचान-पत्र एवं सौ रूपए का पोस्टल ऑर्डर भी लगाना होगा। गौरतलब है कि "राजस्थान पत्रिका" ने 6 सितम्बर के अंक में यह मुद्दा उठाया था।

टेट आवेदन में भी
राजस्थान माध्यमिक शिक्षा बोर्ड ने राजस्थान अध्यापक पात्रता परीक्षा (टेट) के आवेदन तथा दस्तावेजों में संशोधन के लिए अभ्यर्थियों को 15 अक्टूबर तक का मौका दिया है। अगर किसी अभ्यर्थी के आवेदन में अब भी गलती है तो वह व्यक्तिश: या डाक से प्रार्थना-पत्र दे सकता है।
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