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Thursday, May 31, 2012

GK Current Affairs 2012 and Current Awareness Questions (Current Affairs Quiz - 14)

1. The marketing committee of Board of Control of Cricket in India BCCI in march 2012 set a minimum bid price of how much per match(test, one day international, twenty20) for its six year global media rights starting in July 2012?
[A]Rs 22.25-24cr
[B]Rs 32.25-34cr
[C]Rs10.25-20cr
[D]Rs 44.25-50cr


2. World no3 tennis player Ivan Ljubicic announced in March 2012 that he will retire from March 2012 that he will retire from sports after competing in the Monte Carlo ATP event in the April. Which country does he belong to?
[A]Ukraine
[B]Serbia
[C]Romania
[D]Croatia


3. Life Insurance Corporation (LIC), in March 2012, launched in single premium insurance plan. What is its name?
[A]Jeevan Sulabh
[B]Jeevan Saral
[C]Jeevan Vriddhi
[D]Jeevan Kanya


4. An empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on march 1 2012, decided to allocate how much spectrum for offering fourth generation or 4G telecom services?
[A]100 MHz
[B]500 MHz
[C]1000 MHz
[D]700MHz


5. Which social networking website was recently found to have secured credit deal worth $8 billion from a consortium of banks before its initial public offerings?
[A]Orkut
[B]My Space
[C]Twitter
[D]Facebook


6. As per data released in March 2012 which country swung into a huge trade deficit of $31.48 billion in February 2012?
[A]China
[B]India
[C]Mexico
[D]South Africa


7. Internet firm Yahoo! In March 2012 sued which social networking major in a Federal court in California, alleging violations of as many as ten patents, including those related to online advertising and personal privacy?
[A]Twitter
[B]MySpace
[C]Facebook
[D]Orkut


8. A doctor of Indian origin was suspended by thr British Medical Council in March 2012 for allegedly agreeing to perform sex selective abortion. Who is he>
[A]Raj Mohan
[B]Sumitra Chatterjee
[C]Deepak Mathur
[D]Rajesh Dahiya


9. Leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband, on March 92012 issued a fatwa against which of the following, ruling that the exercise is against the Sharia laws?
[A]Girls wearing Jeans
[B]Full body Scans
[C]Smoking
[D]Muslims playing Holi


10. Who among the following resigned from the National Ganga River Basin Authority in March 2012 claiming the organisation had become a toothless organisation?
[A]Rajendra Singh
[B]Ravi Chopra
[C]All of the above
[D]Rashid Hyatt Siddiqui


11. Infant mortality rate in India declined from 58 thousand live biths in 2005 to how much in 2010?
[A]47
[B]36
[C]54
[D]41


12. The High Court of which state on March 15 directed the state government to take immediate steps to stop mining operations by encroachers on govt lands?
[A]Goa
[B]Madhya Pradesh
[C]Rajasthan
[D]Tamil Nadu


13. In the new census data released in March 2012 which state topped the country in terms of households having both landline and mobile phone with 33.3% boasting of twin connectivity?
[A]Maharashtra
[B]Goa
[C]Delhi
[D]Kerala


14. Who among the following was honoured with the 2012 international Woman of Courage Award on March 8 2012 in Washington DC?
[A]Shad Begum Pakistan
[B]Maryam Durani Afghanistan
[C]All of the above
[D]Aneesa Ahmed Maldives


15. State owned insurer LIC paid a dividend of _____ to Govt of India for Fiscal 2011-12 in march 2012
[A]Rs 990CR
[B]Rs 1138CR
[C]Rs 1390CR
[D]Rs 1200CR


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IBPS Computer Knowledge Solved Questions Paper (Computer Quiz - 12)

1. A ______is a unique name given to a document of information
[A]Device letter
[B]Folder
[C]Filename
[D]Filename ext


2. The first computer animated news reader is
[A]Tux
[B]Red Hat
[C]Ananova
[D]Heart beat


3. Father of super computer is-
[A]Bill gates
[B]Seymore Cray
[C]Charles Babbage
[D]Brain stronstrup


4. Wireless communication is type of -
[A]Simplex mode of transmission
[B]Half duplex mode of transmission
[C]Duplex mode of transmission
[D]None of the above


5. An OS is
[A]An interface between hardware and software
[B]An interface between hardware and application program
[C]An interface between user and application program
[D]All of the above


6. The total number of processes that complete their execution per unit time is-
[A]Access time
[B]Throughput
[C]Latency time
[D]Waiting time


7. which of the following technique is used in high speed modem
[A]PCM
[B]FDM
[C]TDM
[D]QAM


8. The server on the internet is also known as
[A]Repeater
[B]Host
[C]Gateway
[D]AND Gate


9. The environment provided to ASP is based on-
[A]Client/server
[B]Network
[C]Centralised system
[D]Operator


10. Website is a collection of
[A]HTML Documents
[B]Graphic files
[C]Audio and Video files
[D]All of the above


11. Processed data is called-
[A]File
[B]Database
[C]Attribute
[D]Information


12. If you have to store some data in secondary memory it must be-
[A]Partitioned
[B]Defragmented
[C]Formatted
[D]Labelled


13. A computer without hard disc is known as-
[A]Dump terminal
[B]Personal computer
[C]Node
[D]Server


14. Which of the following is not an octal number?
[A]43
[B]21
[C]1010
[D]80


15. Half byte is known as
[A]Information
[B]Data
[C]Byte
[D]Nibble


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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Online GK Preparation for Competition ( GK Quiz - 169)

1. Which Pacific entity is farthest north?
[A]Federated States of Micronesia
[B]Palau
[C]Northern Mariana Islands
[D]Guam


2. Mr Hun Sen recently in news is the-
[A]Prime minister of Vietnam
[B]Prime minister of china
[C]President of Vietnam
[D]Prime minister of Cambodia


3. Who among the following is the CM of Tamil Nadu?
[A]Konijeti rosiah
[B]K Karunanidhi
[C]Jayalalitha
[D]Oomen Chandy


4. Name the annual fair of Rajasthan that is famous for its camel trading event?
[A]Pushkar Mela
[B]Kumbha Mela
[C]Sonepur Mela
[D]Suraj Kund Mela


5. Name the film that won the Venice Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival in 2010?
[A]Lebanon
[B]Black Swan
[C]The Wrestler
[D]Faust


6. Toyota Motor Corp is investing $337 m in which of the following countries, building a new factory and rolling out a new model to expand in the fast-growing car market.
[A]Italy
[B]France
[C]Indonesia
[D]Ireland


7. The two-year old alliance between Volkswagen AG (VW) and which of the following Japanese car makers was collapsed dissolving the partnership after the German firm accused it of violating their partnership contract by agreeing to buy diesel engines from Italy's Fiat S.p.A.
[A]Suzuki Motor Corporation
[B]Honda
[C]Nissan
[D]Toyota


8. Who won the 2011 US Open?
[A]Roger Federer
[B]Andy Roddick
[C]Jack Nicklaus
[D]Novak Djokovic


9. He is an English rock guitarist and has been honoured with a living legend award by Classic Rock magazine.
[A]Mick Abrahams
[B]Jeff Beck
[C]Richard Archer
[D]Paul Arthurs


10. India's leading fashion photographers, he was one of India's best known celebrity portraitist, having photographed almost all the icons of the Indian Film industry. His portraits of musicians, writers, sportstars and industrialists have won him great critical acclaim and a permanent place in the history of post Independence Indian photography. He passed away in 2011. Name him
[A]Raghubir Singh
[B]Bandi Rajan Babu
[C]B S Ranga
[D]Gautam Rajadhyaksha


11. Which of the following countries signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UAE on manpower which will facilitate the workers of that country who are headed to the Gulf country?
[A]Indonesia
[B]South Africa
[C]India
[D]Bhutan


12. Which of the following brands is ranked as the world’s most valuable brand with a brand value of $48.278 billion as per Brand Finance plc?
[A]Tata Group
[B]Apple
[C]Google
[D]IBM


13. He was a British painter and collage artist. The London-born artist's best known work was a 1956 collage featuring a body builder and a tin of ham earned him the title "Father of Pop.” He was awarded the William and Noma Copley Foundation Award, 1960; the John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize, 1960; the Talens Prize International, 1970; the Leone d’Oro for his exhibition in the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, 1993; the Arnold Bode Prize at Documenta X, Kassel, 1997; and the Max Beckmann Prize for painting, 2006. He was made a Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH) by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000. He passed away in 2011. Name him
[A]Jean-Michel Basquiat
[B]Richard Hamilton
[C]Lucian Freud
[D]Jacob Lawrence


14. India's second-largest software exporter is acquiring Thomson Reuters' healthcare business for $700-$750 million. Name the software exporter?
[A]Wipro
[B]HCL Technologies
[C]Infosys Technologies
[D]Tata Consultancy Services


15. The 2011 Davis Cup is the 100th edition of a tournament between national teams in men's tennis. Who won the 2011 Davis cup?
[A]Rafael Nadal
[B]Andre Agassi
[C]José Acasuso
[D]David Adams


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Chartered Financial Accountant Sample Exam Paper(Accounting Quiz - 8)

1. The balance as per bank statement of a company is Rs.12,500 (Dr.). The company deposited two cheques worth Rs.8,500, out of which one cheque for Rs.2,800 was dishonoured which was not entered in the cash book. The credit balance as per cash book is
[A]Rs.21,000
[B]Rs.15,300
[C]Rs.12,500
[D]Rs. 9,700


2. Which of the following is a current liability?
[A]Prepaid expenses
[B]Trade-mark
[C]Discount on issue of shares
[D]Outstanding salaries


3. Purchase of fixed assets on credit is originally recorded in
[A]Purchases book
[B]Ledger
[C]Cash book
[D]Journal proper


4. Which of the following concepts is not considered as basic principle of accounting?
[A]Materiality concept
[B]Cost concept
[C]Consistency concept
[D]Logical concept


5. In contract accounting, the percentage of completion method is an exception to the
[A]Money measurement principle
[B]Going concern principle
[C]Historical cost principle
[D]Revenue recognition principle


6. Consider the following data pertaining to M/s. Pradesh Co. for the year 2011-12:
Cost of goods available for sale (Rs.) 1,00,000
Total sales (Rs.) 80,000
Opening stock of goods (Rs.) 20,000
Gross profit margin (%) 25
Closing stock of goods as on March 31, 2012 was
[A]Rs.80,000
[B]Rs.60,000
[C]Rs.40,000
[D]Rs.36,000


7. During the year 2002-2003, the opening stock and the closing stock of a company were Rs.1,20,000 and Rs.1,00,000 respectively. If the cost of goods sold during the year was Rs.3,40,000, the goods purchased by the company during the year amounted to
[A]Rs.4,60,000
[B]Rs.4,40,000
[C]Rs.3,60,000
[D]Rs.3,20,000


8. Consider the following:
I. Rate of depreciation under the written down method = 20%
II. Original cost of the asset = Rs.1,00,000
III. Residual value of the asset at the end of useful life = Rs. 40,960
The estimated useful life of the asset, in years, is
[A]4
[B]5
[C]6
[D]7


9. During the year 2002-2003, a company paid Rs.1,20,000 as rent. If the outstanding rent as on March 31, 2002 and March 31, 2003 were Rs.24,000 and Rs.36,000 respectively, then the amount of rent charged to profit and loss account during the year was
[A]Rs.1,08,000
[B]Rs.1,20,000
[C]Rs.1,32,000
[D]Rs.1,44,000


10. Which of the following represent(s) personal accounts in accounting parlance?
[A]Sundry creditors
[B]Bank account
[C]Outstanding wages
[D]All of the above


11. XL Ltd. paid wages of Rs.90,000 for construction of building. The journal entry for the transaction is
[A]Debit wages account and credit profit & loss account
[B]Debit wages account and credit cash account
[C]Debit building account and credit profit & loss account
[D]Debit building account and credit cash account


12. Which of the following inventory valuation methods shows higher profits during the period of rising prices?
[A]First-in-First-out method
[B]Last-in-First-out method
[C]Weighted average cost method
[D]Simple average cost method


13. At the time of preparation of final accounts, bad debts recovered account will be transferred to
[A]Debtor’s account
[B]Profit & loss account
[C]Profit & loss adjustment account
[D]Profit & loss appropriation account


14. The rate of interest payable on calls in advance is
[A]10% p.a.
[B]9% p.a.
[C]8% p.a.
[D]6% p.a.


15. The long term investments are accounted for in the balance sheet at
[A]Historical cost
[B]Current market value
[C]Net realizable value
[D]Present value of future cash flows


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Daily Current Affairs for May 2012 (Current Affairs Quiz - 13)

1. The high court of which state on March 8 2012 ordered issue of notices to the Centre, Broadcasting Ministry, the States on PILs seeking the direction to the media to telecast visual portraying the alleged attacks on the lawyers?
[A]Karnataka
[B]Goa
[C]Gujarat
[D]Rajasthan


2. Narendar Kumar a young IPS officer was crushed by the mining mafia in which district of Madhya Pradesh in March 2012?
[A]Morena
[B]Jabalpur
[C]Satna
[D]Bhopal


3. Manipal – headquartered Jnana Jyothi Financial Literacy and Credit Counselling trust in March 2012 announced to start five financial literacy centres in which of the following states of India?
[A]Uttar Pradesh
[B]Delhi
[C]Haryana
[D]A and C


4. the Tagore University for Liberal Arts , first Institution to be held under the Human Resource Development Ministry’s once ambitious Universities for Innovation programmes was recently announced to be set up in
[A]Pune
[B]Cuttack
[C]Haldia
[D]Patna


5. Bihar recently announced a project to rejuvenate and rebuild the Patna Museum. Which of the following were announced to adorn the museum?
[A]Didarganj Yakshi
[B]Lohanipur Tirthankara
[C]Buddhist Bronzes from Nalanda
[D]All of the above


6. The government of which state in March 2012 made it clear that it could not make an exception for Infosys which had been seeking SEZ status for a proposed project in the state?
[A]Bihar
[B]Kerala
[C]West Bengal
[D]Assam


7. Which of the following committees was set up by the Union Ministry of Culture for making a report on modernising the Indian Museums?
[A]BN Goswami committee
[B]AR Sahay committee
[C]Dinesh Chaturvedi committee
[D]Arvind Solanki committee


8. Which state government in March 2012 constituted the 8 member committee to extent ‘revival package’ for 360 primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies (PACS) in the state?
[A]Gujarat
[B]Uttar Pradesh
[C]Andhra Pradesh
[D]Haryana


9. Moody’s Investor Services on March 7 2012 downgraded the ratings assigned to the various Debt programmes of Bank of Baroda by one notch citing
[A]An accelerated rate of asset quality deterioration
[B]Stressed core capital levels
[C]Increased pressure on profitability
[D]All of the above


10. In a significant move the RBI tightened the ruled for lending against ______ jewellery by non banking finance companies (NBFC)
[A]Diamond
[B]Gold
[C]Silver
[D]All of the above


11. Telecom Company Etisalat in March 2012 announced to have started proceedings for winding up operations of its Indian venture. Etisalat is based in which country?
[A]UAE
[B]Saudi Arabia
[C]Malaysia
[D]Iran


12. Hyundai Motors India ltd (HMIL) appointed whom as the managing director wef march 5 2012?
[A]Bo Shin Seo
[B]Arvind Shukla
[C]Mohnish Bhatia
[D]Chung Ming


13. Pakistani cricket board in march confirmed the appointment of whom as its new head coach for the next 2 years?
[A]Geoff Marsh
[B]David Boon
[C]Dav Whatmore
[D]Tim May


14. Christine Lagarde on March 19 2012 had a meeting with finance minster Pranab Mukherjee and discussed the global economic environment. She is the managing director of-
[A]World Trade Organisation
[B]World Bank
[C]International Monetary Fund
[D]European Union


15. The Indian Army on March 4, 2012sucessfully test fired which supersonic cruise missile at Pokhran to operationalise the second regiment of the weapon system in service?
[A]Agni II
[B]BrahMos
[C]Nag
[D]Dhanush


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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Project Management Quiz - 77

1. Monitoring includes:
[A]Developing the monitoring document
[B]Measurement of project performance data
[C]Accepting the changes
[D]Implementing the changes


2. Control is all about
[A]controlling the deviation
[B]Recommending corrective and preventive
[C]controlling changes
[D]All of the above


3. Monitoring and control ensures:
[A]Project management plan is approved
[B]Documentation management is in place
[C]Project is carried out as per schecdule and in estimated budget and resources as planned
[D]None of the above


4. Requirements for equipment, software and other resources for integration platform are gathered during:
[A]Organization phase
[B]Implementation phase
[C]Planning phase
[D]Planning phase


5. The most critical aspect of product integration is:
[A]Acquiring resources for integrating testing
[B]Managing product component interfaces and ensuring compatibility among them
[C]managing budget during product component development
[D]None of the above


6. Product evaluation can be done at two levels:
[A]Planning and organizing
[B]Verification and validation
[C]Quality control and quality assurance
[D]Sequencing and assembling


7. Verification of a product can be done by:
[A]Strucutured walkthroughs
[B]Demonstration of functionality
[C]Planned inspection meetings
[D]A&C


8. Sequencing of components integration cannot be decided on the basis of :
[A]Functionalkity of components
[B]Customers need’s of priority
[C]Components dependencies
[D]Project cost estimation


9. Before assembling any product component one should ensure:
[A]Readiness of product integration environment
[B]Each component should be confirmed to be compliant with its interface requirement. Each component should be confirmed to be compliant with its interface requirement.
[C]Integration sequence is properly defined and reviewed.
[D]All of the above


10. Project initial document is not:
[A]Project quality plan
[B]Project management plan.
[C]Project charter
[D]Project scope statement


11. Proirity setting technique are “
[A]Compromise and consensus
[B]Top down and rolling wave
[C]Dot voting and Weighted voting
[D]Probality and impact


12. Parato analysis helps to identify
[A]About 20% of the most critical issue
[B]About 80% of the most critical issue
[C]About 100% of the issue status
[D]About 20% of the issue status.


13. Issue histogram helps to:
[A]Review all pending issues
[B]Give overall status of the project issue
[C]Identify the most critical issue in the project
[D]All of the above


14. The amount of monitoring of contractors work by the project manager will vary based on:
[A]The value of the contract
[B]The type of contract being used
[C]The repitation of the contractor
[D]The nature of work being done


15. What is not true
[A]Both the buyers and sellers project manager should be aware of the contracts legal implication
[B]Seller must meet all contractual obligations
[C]Contractor must complete work receiving any payment
[D]Project Manager is responsinble to ensure seller is meeting all requirement


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e-Magazine for Current Affairs Questions Answers (Current Affairs Quiz - 12)

1. Which one of the following companies topped the list of India’s 50 most admired companies released by Fortune and global management consultancy Hay Group?
[A]Tata Steel
[B]Hindustan Unilever Group
[C]Cadbury India
[D]Colgate Palmolive


2. Census data on housing, household amenities and assets released on march 13 2012 reveals that out of total 246.6 million households only _______% households have toilet facility
[A]46.9%
[B]44.2%
[C]45.7%
[D]47.1%


3. Usha Chomar who was once manual scavenger delivered a special lecture at the World Water Forum in France on March 14 2012. She is a native of
[A]Bihar
[B]Uttar Pradesh
[C]Rajasthan
[D]Orissa


4. How many seats were won by the Bahujan Samajwadi Party of Mayawati in UP State Assembly elections of 2012?
[A]75
[B]77
[C]79
[D]81


5. Pakistan on March 5 successfully test fired the nuclear capable Hatf-II surface to surface ballistic missile. What is the range of this missile also known as Abdali?
[A]160 Km
[B]170 Km
[C]180 Km
[D]190 Km


"6. Chintan, an Indian NGO was honoured with the United States First Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls on March 9 2012. Who is the founder of Chintan?
[A]Julie Marium
[B]Bharti Chaturvedi
[C]Babita Dwivedi
[D]Natasha Mukerjee


" 7. New Jaipur Foot Prototype was unveiled on March 5 2012 which is the world’s cheapest and the most user friendly limb. The new version was created with collaboration of scientist from
[A]Houston University USA
[B]Berkley University California
[C]Michigan University USA
[D]New Jersey University USA


8. In which of the following states a new scheme called ‘Himmat’ will introduced according to budget 2012-13, to provide skill training to 1,00,000 youths in the next five years?
[A]Jammu and Kashmir
[B]Uttar Pradesh
[C]West Bengal
[D]Rajasthan


9. Select the correct statement according to the Railways Union Budget presented in Parliament?
[A]Wagon factory at Sitapali in Odisha
[B]Rail coach factory in Palakkad
[C]Factory at Shyam Nagar in West Bengal to manufacture technology propulsion system for the use in high power electric locomotives
[D]All of the above


10. The Nuclear Security Summit Held in Seoul in March 26-27 2012 to discuss ways to protect nuclear materials and facilities. Who represented India at the Summit?
[A]Dr Manmohan Singh
[B]A K Antony
[C]Kapil Sibal
[D]P Chidambaram


11. The Reserve Bank of India reduced the Cash Reserve Ratio to 4.75% from 5.5%. This reduction would inject how much primary liquidity into the banking system?
[A]Rs 45000cr
[B]Rs 46000cr
[C]Rs 47000cr
[D]Rs 48000cr


12. Which of the following statement is correct about the Laddakh Film Festival to be organised from June 15 to June 17 in 2012?
[A]It will be the first international Film Festival in Laddakh at 35000 feet above the sea level
[B]Shyam Benegal is chosen as the Chairman of the festival
[C]The mascot of the Festival is Schan- the snow leopard
[D]All of the above


13. How much amount have been allocated under MGNREGA in the Budget 2012-13 for providing jobs to Below Poverty Line households in rural areas
[A]Rs 36000cr
[B]Rs 33000cr
[C]Rs 30000cr
[D]Rs 27000cr


14. China on March 4 2012 announced the increase in defence expenditure by 11.2% in 2012 amounting to-
[A]672.4 billion Yuan
[B]672.5 billion Yuan
[C]670.6 billion Yuan
[D]671.7 billion Yuan


15. According to the economic survey 2011-12 tabled in the parliament on March 15 2012 what will be the GDP growth rate during the fiscal 2012-13?
[A]7.3%
[B]7.6%
[C]7.9%
[D]8.2%


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Monday, May 28, 2012

Kaun Banega crorepati ( KBC 6 )Session 6 for 2012 (KBC Quiz - 1)



Fastest Finger First Questions of KBC:
1. Put these words of a Hindi Proverb in the correct order
[A]Bimaar
[B]Anaar
[C]Ek
[D]Sau


2. Arrange these ornaments as they are normally worn by women from their toes to their head.
[A]Chudi
[B]Bichhua
[C]Jhumka
[D]Maang Tika


3. Arrange these processes involved in the making of an ‘aaloo paratha’ in the correct order.
[A]Boil potatoes
[B]Make the potato dough
[C]Fry on tawa
[D]Mash potato


4. Starting with the oldest, arrange the following actors according to their age?
[A]Rishi Kapoor
[B]Kareena Kapoor
[C]Shashi Kapoor
[D]Ranbir Kapoor


5. Starting from the top, arrange these songs by the body parts mentioned in their opening lines.
[A]Honton Pe Aisi Baat
[B]Sar Jo Tera Chakraye
[C]Pag Ghungroo Baandh
[D]Saathi Haath Badhana


6. Starting from the least, arrange these mythological figures according to the number of real or step brothers they had.
[A]Rama
[B]Kusha
[C]Duryodhana
[D]Yudhisthira


7. Starting with the uppermost, arrange these parts of the human body from top to bottom.
[A]Fingers
[B]Elbow
[C]Shoulders
[D]Wrist


8. From bottom to top, arrange these cosmetic items in the order in which they are normally applied.
[A]Kaajal
[B]Sindoor
[C]Bindi
[D]Alta


9. Arrange the following words to form the title of a song from the film ‘Don’?
[A]Paan
[B]Banaras
[C]Khaike
[D]Wala


10. Beginning with the dawn, arrange the following songs according to the time of day indicated in their title.
[A]Raat Akeli Hai
[B]Woh subah Kabhi to Aayegi
[C]Jeth ki Dopahari
[D]Sham-e-gam ki Kasam


11. Arrange these Hindi Villains in the order in which they made their first appearance.
[A]Gabbar Singh (Amjad Khan)
[B]Mogambo (Amrish Puri)
[C]Ghajini (Pradeep Rawat)
[D]Shakal (Kulbhushan Kharbanda)


12. Starting with the oldest, arrange the following actresses according to their appearance in Lux Soap TV Commercial.
[A]Aishwarya Rai
[B]Leela Chitnis
[C]Madhubala
[D]Madhuri Dixit


13. Starting with the oldest, arrange the following models of Maruti Cars according to their launch.
[A]Maruti 800
[B]Omni
[C]Wagon R
[D]Zen


14. Starting with the youngest arrange the following mythological figures (They are brothers) according to their age.
[A]Sahadev
[B]Arjun
[C]Nakul
[D]Bheem


15. Starting from the top, arrange these states by their location on India's map.
[A]Punjab
[B]Jammu and Kashmir
[C]Kerala
[D]Maharashtra


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Indian and Global Current Affairs 2012 (Current Affairs Quiz - 11)

1. Which bank in March announced its shareholders to have approved Rs 7900 cr capital infusion by the government?
[A]Punjab National Bank
[B]Indian Overseas Bank
[C]State Bank of India
[D]Syndicate Bank


2. Defence ministry on march 5, 2012 blacklisted six vendors for alleged involvement in the ordinance factory board scam in 2009 including Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd, Israel Military Industry, Rheinmetall Air Defence, Zurich and
[A]Corporation defence Russia
[B]TS Kisan Delhi
[C]RK Machine Tools Punjab
[D]All of the above


3. India and china on March 6 2012 put into operation a new mechanism to diffuse any tensions that may arise along the disputed ______Km border
[A]3488
[B]3256
[C]3356
[D]3788


4. The bhoomipujan of the proposed Virat Ankorwat Ram mandir in Hajipur was held on march 5. The proposed temple is a replica of combodia’s 12th century Ankor vat the largest Hindu Temple complex in the world built by a Combodian king
[A]Suryavarman I
[B]Suryavarman II
[C]Narsimhavaeman I
[D]Narsimhavarman II


5. The finance minster of Haryana Harmahinder Singh Chatha presented the budget 2012-13 on March 5 what is the budget estimate for a revenue deficit during 2012-13?
[A]2455.5cr
[B]2456.6cr
[C]2657.8cr
[D]2845.5cr


6. The prime minister of India inaugurated the 50th anniversary celebration of the Afro-Asian Rural Development Organisation on March 5 2012 in New Delhi. How many African countries are its members?
[A]14
[B]15
[C]16
[D]17


7. Tata Power in March 2012 joined hands with South Africa based Exxaro to form a joint venture. What is the generation capacity of Tata Powers from all sources of energy?
[A]4678 MW
[B]4772 MW
[C]4776 MW
[D]4798 MW


8. Four private and public sector financial institution-ICICI Bank, LIC, Citi Financials and Bank Of Baroda joined hands to make India’s first $2 Billion Infrastructure Debt Fund (IDF). Which institution has the largest stake in the joint venture?
[A]LIC
[B]ICICI Bank
[C]Citi Financials
[D]Bank of Baroda


9. Which of the following automaker companies on March 6 2012 launched small car B MAX at the Geneva Motor Show?
[A]Volkswagon
[B]Hyundai
[C]Tata Motors
[D]Ford


10. Who among the following was/were honoured the 67TH National Grassroots Innovation Award on March 9 2012 in New Delhi?
[A]Archana Konwar
[B]Shalin Kumar
[C]Abhishek Bhagat
[D]All of the above


11. Which of the following country won the first women Kabbadi World Cup title in Patna on March 4 2012?
[A]Japan
[B]India
[C]Iran
[D]Thailand


12. The All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, Delhi celebrated national childhood cancer day on march 2 2012 on the theme
[A]Love cures cancer
[B]Fight cancer
[C]Beat cancer with love
[D]Healthy life no cancer


13. Which of the following may be considered as the objectives of the Union Budget 2012-13?
[A]Focus on domestic demand driven growth recovery
[B]Intervene decisively to address the problem of malnutrition
[C]Address and improve the supply side of the economy
[D]All of the above


14. Which of the following proposals are true about the new trains according to Union Railway Budget presented on March 14 2012 by Dinesh Trivedi?
[A]75 express trains and 21 new passenger trains
[B]Extension of 39 trains
[C]Frequency of 23 trains increased
[D]All of the above


15. China on March 5 2012 sets its target Growth rate for 2012-13 at 7.55%. what was the growth rate of Chinese Economy during 2011?
[A]0.087
[B]0.088
[C]0.0925
[D]0.0975


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Questions Answers for Project Management Professionals (Project Management Quiz - 76)

1. Who is present in project acceptance review meeting?
[A]Project management team
[B]Customer representative
[C]Project review authority
[D]All of the above


2. Who pays the expense for warranty maintenance?
[A]Project manager
[B]Customer
[C]Contractor
[D]Business executive


3. What is done in Project Health Check?
[A]Planning
[B]Execution
[C]Identification of Success criteria
[D]All of the above


4. Which post implementation review method helps in detection of fraud?
[A]Health Checks
[B]Project Audits
[C]Post Implementation reviews
[D]None of the above


5. Providing required quality in the project can be defined as:
[A]Conformance to requirements
[B]Gold Plating
[C]Achieving six Sigma
[D]Having Zero defect


6. Initial project definition is required to establish:
[A]Project documentation management systemProject documentation management system
[B]A common understanding among all stakeholders
[C]A basic foundation for project Integration
[D]B&C


7. Gives a summary level project definition
[A]Project charter
[B]Scope management plan
[C]Cost management plan
[D]All of the above


8. Project definition does not include:
[A]Business Read
[B]Project purpose and description
[C]A summary milestone and budget
[D]Network diagram


9. A high level summary definition of project ensures:
[A]Understanding of roles and responsibilities amongst various functional units in achieving project’s requirements
[B]A common understanding of project purpose, requirements, business needs, risk and assumption/constraintsA common understanding of project purpose, requirements, business needs, risk and assumption/constraints
[C] Conflicts arising due to interaction among various functional units will be maximized.
[D]A&B


10. Development of project management plan is:
[A]An iterative process
[B]Progressive elaboration process
[C]A rolling wave technique
[D]All of the above


11. Managing plan includes
[A]Development of products, services and results
[B]Development of network diagram for the project.
[C] Integrating approved changes across the entire project.
[D]Hiring human resources for the project.


12. Core functions for the project management integration areCore functions for the project management integration are
[A]Communication and procurement
[B]Scope and quality
[C]Risk and human resource
[D]All of the above


13. Facilitating functions for the project management integration are
[A]Communication and procurement
[B]Scope and quality
[C]cost and time
[D]All of the above


14. Preventive action is a documented procedure for executing the project work in order to
[A]Prevent recurrence and eliminates the cause of nonconformities
[B]Repair and correct defects identified in the project.
[C]Prevent and eliminates occurrence of negative consequences associated with project risk
[D]Identify new risks in the project.


15. Outcomes of a successful management of project execution are:
[A]A verified product, services and result which was expected as a delivery from the project.
[B]Implementation of corrective actions, preventive actions and defect repair identified during the project execution.
[C]Updated project documents for lesson learn and improvement activity.
[D]All of the above


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Financial Accounting Basics - Questions Answers (Accounting Quiz - 7)

1. According to which of the following accounting concepts consolidated financial statements are prepared when a parent-subsidiary relationship exists?
[A]Going concern
[B]Business entity
[C]Materiality
[D]Cost


2. Which of the following factors is used as multiplier of super profits in valuation of goodwill of a business?
[A]Average capital employed in the business
[B]Simple profits
[C]Number of years’ purchase
[D]Normal rate of return


3. XLNT Ltd. purchased 12% bonds with a face value of Rs.2,00,000 at a discount of 15% in the open market as investments and intends to hold them to maturity. The market value of the investments is Rs.1,80,000. The investments should be accounted at
[A]Rs.2,24,000
[B]Rs.2,00,000
[C]Rs.1,84,000
[D]Rs.1,70,000


4. Which of the following statements is false with regard to consolidated financial statements?
[A]The object of consolidated financial statement is to present financial position of a parent and its subsidiary as a single economic activity
[B]These are prepared in the same format as that followed by the parent, for preparation of its separate financial statements
[C]These are not substitutes for separate financial statements
[D]Dissimilar activities of parent and its subsidiary can be a reason for non-preparation of consolidated financial statements


5. XY Ltd. has a share capital of 6,000 equity shares of Rs.100 each having a market value of Rs.176 per share. The company wants to raise additional funds and offers to existing equity shareholders the right to apply for a new share at Rs.106 per share for every four shares held by them. The value of right is
[A]Rs.176
[B]Rs.120
[C]Rs. 56
[D]Rs. 14


6. H. Ltd. acquired 80% shares of S. Ltd. on December 1, 2002. S. Ltd. owed Rs.50,000 for purchase of stock from H. Ltd. The entire stock was held by S. Ltd. as on March 31, 2003. H. Ltd. made a profit of 30% on selling price. The unrealized profit on that stock was
[A]Rs.16,000
[B]Rs.15,000
[C]Rs.14,400
[D]Rs.12,000


7. Aski Ltd purchased land and building from Cibera Company for a book value of Rs.2,00,000. The consideration was paid by issue of 12% debentures of Rs.100 each at a discount of 20%. The debenture account is credited with
[A]Rs.2,60,000
[B]Rs,2,50,000
[C]Rs.2,40,000
[D]Rs.1,00,000


8. The excess price received over the par value of shares, should be credited to
[A]Calls-in-advance account
[B]Share capital account
[C]Reserve capital account
[D]Securities premium account


9. Rights shares are the shares
[A]Issued by a newly formed company
[B]Legally issued to the public at large
[C]Offered to the existing equity shareholders
[D]That have a right of redemption


10. On July 1, 2002, Delux Ltd. purchases 100 of its own 12% debentures for a price of Rs.9,900 which is the cum-interest price. The company pays interest half-yearly on September 30 and March 31 every year. The cost of 100 debentures is
[A]Rs.10,300
[B]Rs.10,000
[C]Rs. 9,900
[D]Rs. 9,600


11. Amazon Ltd. issued 20,000 shares of Rs.100 each at a premium of Rs.10 per share, of which 18,000 shares are subscribed for. The amount to be paid is as follows:
Rs.60 - on application, including premium of Rs.10
Rs.30 - on allotment
Rs.20 - on first and final call.
Call money was not received on 1,000 shares. On forfeiture of these shares, the amount standing to the credit of securities premium account is
[A]Rs.2,00,000
[B]Rs.1,80,000
[C]Rs.1,60,000
[D]Rs.1,40,000


12. Consider the following data pertaining to Detofex Ltd.:
Particulars Rs.
Nominal equity share capital 25,000
Issued and called-up capital 24,000
Paid-up capital 24,000
Calls in advance 1,000
20% Preference share capital (fully paid-up) 25,000 If the company declares a dividend of 20%, the total dividend payable is
[A]Rs.10,100
[B]Rs.10,000
[C]Rs. 9,900
[D]Rs. 9,800


13. Consider the following data pertaining to Sapru Ltd. as on April 1, 2002:
Particulars Rs.
12% Debentures 50,000
Debenture sinking fund 40,000
Debenture sinking fund investment (represented by 18%, secured bond worth Rs.46,000) 40,000
The company sold the investments at 80% on March 31, 2003 and the debentures were paid off. The loss incurred on account of sinking fund investment account is
[A]Rs.6,000
[B]Rs.4,000
[C]Rs.3,700
[D]Rs.3,200


14. Which of the following denotes the dividend declared by the directors between two annual general meetings?
[A]Proposed dividend
[B]Final dividend
[C]Interim dividend
[D]Declared dividend


15. Which of the following is a real account?
[A]Salary account
[B]Cash account
[C]Outstanding rent account
[D]Sundry creditors account


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Sunday, May 27, 2012

General Studies Exam Preparation (Environment Quiz - 3)

1. The effect of pollution is first marked on the
[A]Flora of that place
[B]Biogeochemical cycle
[C]Natural balance of our environment
[D]Fauna of an area


2. The major source of pollution up to 80% of total air pollution in metropolitan cities is
[A]Automobile/transportation
[B]Coal based industries
[C]Pesticides
[D]Radioactivity and noise


3. Major air pollutant is
[A]CO2
[B]SO2
[C]N2
[D]CO


4. Highest level of oxides of nitrogen(NO, NO2) in the air are recorded in
[A]Bangalore
[B]Chennai
[C]Mumbai
[D]Kolkata


5. Of the following four metropolitan Indian cities where air hangs above like a cloud
[A]Mumbai
[B]Delhi
[C]Kolkata
[D]Chennai


6. Taj Mahal is being damaged by pollution caused by
[A]Mathura refinery
[B]Yamuna flood
[C]Nuclear pollution
[D]Railway yard


7. Particulates in the air causes
[A]Permanent opening of stomata
[B]Closure of stomata
[C]Coiling of leaves
[D]Yellowing of leaves


8. Lead is considered mainly as
[A]Air pollution
[B]Water pollutant
[C]Land pollutant
[D]Radioactive pollutant


9. What is that smoking produces in the largest scale?
[A]NO2
[B]SO2
[C]CO
[D]PARTICULATES


10. The SO2 mainly affects the
[A]Nucleaus
[B]Cell membranes
[C]Cell wall
[D]Ribosomes


11. A mutagenic pollutant is
[A]Chlorinated hydrocarbons
[B]Organophosphates
[C]Nitrogen oxides
[D]Resins


12. Removal of desirable substances/plants is called
[A]Negative pollution
[B]Positive pollution
[C]Erosion
[D]Conservation


13. Which will not cause air pollution
[A]CO2
[B]CO
[C]NO2
[D]H2


14. The example of natural pollution is
[A]Volcanoes
[B]SO2
[C]Smoke
[D]DDT


15. Which pollutant gas is released by cud chewing cattles
[A]CH4
[B]CO2
[C]CO
[D]NO2


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Free Vocabulary Online Test for Competitive Exams (Vocabulary Quiz - 152)

1. Facsimile
[A]Disown; Renounce Claim To
[B]Binding; Causing Contraction
[C]Made Impure Or Spoiled By The Addition Of Inferior Materials
[D]Copy


2. Fell
[A]Misleading
[B]Period Of Equal Days And Nights
[C]Froth; Foam
[D]Cruel; Deadly


3. Finicky
[A]Begin; Originate; Receive Into A Group
[B]Too Particular; Fussy
[C]Long Heroic Poem Or Similar Work Of Art
[D]Speediness; Prompt Execution; Message Sent With All Due Speed


4. Flout
[A]Spasmodic; Intermittent
[B]Increase; Grow
[C]Deification; Glorification
[D]Reject; Mock


5. Forswear
[A]Discourage; Cause To Lose Courage Or Hope
[B]Renounce; Abandon
[C]Surmise; Guess
[D]Easily Seen; Noticeable; Striking


6. Fulsome
[A]Width; Extent
[B]Sad
[C]Argumentative; Fond Of Argument
[D]Disgustingly Excessive


7. Gastronomy
[A]Observable Facts; Subjects Of Scientific Investigation
[B]Science Of Preparing And Serving Good Food
[C]Openmouthed
[D]Hater Of Women


8. Gibe
[A]Colored Band Produced When Beam Of Light Passes Through A Prism
[B]Gigantic
[C]Mock
[D]Disturb Greatly


9. Graduated
[A]Make Whole; Combine; Make Into One Unit
[B]Arranged By Degrees (Of Height, Difficulty, Etc.)
[C]Excessively Exacting
[D]Coax; Wheedle


10. Gruesome
[A]Letdown Of Thought Or Emotion
[B]Grisly
[C]Kingdom; Sphere
[D]Superintendent; Manager


11. Hardy
[A]Foreshadow; Portend
[B]Sturdy; Robust; Able To Stand Inclement Water
[C]Weaver
[D]Not Native; Strange


12. Hierarchy
[A]Longing; Urge
[B]Walking About; Moving
[C]Body Divided Into Ranks
[D]Nearsighted


13. Humdrum
[A]Bold
[B]Dull; Monotonous
[C]Contrast
[D]Hothead; Troublemaker


14. Ignominious
[A]Loathing
[B]Slow Up; Loosen
[C]Pure; Spotless
[D]Disgraceful


15. Impertinent
[A]Manlike
[B]State Confidently
[C]Insolent
[D]Discord


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UGC NET Paper - 1 People and Environment (Environment Quiz - 2)

1. What is major source harmful radiation in the house?
[A]Tube light
[B]Oven
[C]Color TV
[D]Heater


2. Ceramic crockery of substandard quality can become a major source of pollutant if food taken in it. The pollutant is?
[A]Cd
[B]Pb
[C]Cr
[D]Hg


3. Which of the following is not produced as an exhaust of vehicle
[A]SO2
[B]CO2
[C]CO
[D]Flyash


4. In air pollution, industries are
[A]Line source
[B]Point source
[C]Area source
[D]Diffuse source


5. Carbon monoxide is harmful for man-
[A]It is carcinogenic
[B]It damages kidney
[C]It competes with oxygen in the blood
[D]It changes ph of the body


6. Which of the following pollutant forms a toxic and stable substance in the blood by combining with haemoglobin?
[A]CO2
[B]CO
[C]CH4
[D]O2


7. CO2 content in the air is about-
[A]0.34%
[B]3.4%
[C]0.034%
[D]4%


8. One of the important effects of SO2 and its transformation product on plants is that-
[A]Plasmolysis
[B]Destruction of chlorophyll
[C]Destruction of Golgi body
[D]Destruction of cell wall


9. Taj Mahal is threatened due to effect of
[A]Chlorine
[B]Sulphur Dioxide
[C]Oxygen
[D]Hydrogen


10. Lichens are best ecological indicator of
[A]Air pollution
[B]Water pollution
[C]Noise pollution
[D]All of these


11. Lichens have disappeared from the cities because they are highly susceptible to
[A]CO2
[B]NO2
[C]SO2
[D]CO


12. Most inhabitants of Calcutta suffer from bronchitis/asthma. It is due to high level of SO2 pollutant in
[A]Air
[B]Water
[C]Soil
[D]Adulterated food


13. Death while sleeping in a closed room while burning coal furnace is due to CO2
[A]CO2
[B]CO
[C]CCLY
[D]SO2


14. Pollution indicators plants are
[A]Sensitive to Pollution
[B]Purifier of air
[C]Resistant to pollution
[D]Can indicate onset of disaster


15. Air pollution is not caused by
[A]Pollen grains
[B]Automobiles
[C]Industries
[D]Hydroelectric power


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Satyamev Jayate Episode 4 Quiz

1. What was the theme line of fourth episode of the show Satyamev Jayate?
[A]Daughters are precious
[B]Break the Silence
[C]Marriage or Marketplace?
[D]Every Life is Precious


2. Which oath is taken by physicians, physician assistants' and other healthcare professionals to practice medicine ethically?
[A]Hippocratic Oath
[B]Pythagoreans' Oath
[C]Edelstein Oath
[D]Byzantine Oath


3. Which test is referred by Aamir Khan during the show to give Normal Blood Report?
[A]Basin Test
[B]RCB Test
[C]A-Z Blood Test
[D]Flush Test


4. What is the name of the statutory body for establishing uniform and high standards of medical education in India?
[A]All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
[B]The National Council for Human Resource in Health
[C]Medical Council of India (MCI)
[D]National Medical Council of India


5. The MCI was dissolved by the President of India on 15 May 2010 following the arrest of then MCI's president by the CBI on 22 April 2010. Name the person who was arrested for corruption?
[A]Ketan Desai
[B]K K Talwar
[C]Arjun Singh
[D]J P Singh


6. Who is the current chairman of Board of Governors of MCI?
[A]Ketan Desai
[B]K K Talwar
[C]Arjun Singh
[D]J P Singh


7. As per Dr. Dr. C M Gulhati, what is the percentage kickback given to Doctors by Pharmaceutical Companies?
[A]20%
[B]25%
[C]30%
[D]35%


8. What is the approximate number of surgeries which are performed on Human Body?
[A]1650
[B]1600
[C]1550
[D]1500


9. Which is the world's cheapest comprehensive health insurance scheme, at Rs.10 per month, designed by Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty and the Government of Karnataka for the poor farmers of the state?
[A]Aarogya Nidhi
[B]Yeshasvini
[C]Employees' State Insurance Scheme (ESIS)
[D]Jeevan Vriddhi


10. What percentage of India’s Gross Domestic Product is spent on health care?
[A]1%
[B]1.2%
[C]1.4%
[D]1.6%


11. Aamir Khan says that if any NGO wants to set up a medical store selling generic medicines, it can get the grant of INR 50000. Which department/agency/institute gives this grant?
[A]Department of Health
[B]Indian Medical Association (IMA)
[C]Medical Council of India (MCI)
[D]Department of Chemicals and Fertilisers


12. Dr Samit Sharma says that according to the World Health Organization, what percentage of the population of India lacks access to essential medicines – 65 years after Independence?
[A]30%
[B]45%
[C]55%
[D]65%


13. What is the worth of generic drugs every year, which India exports?
[A]Approx Rs 25,000 crore
[B]Approx Rs 35,000 crore
[C]Approx Rs 45,000 crore
[D]Approx Rs 55,000 crore


14. Who is the lyricist of the song "Naav / Zindagi Zindagi" - Satyamev Jayate 4th Episode Song?
[A]Ram Sampath
[B]Suresh Bhatia
[C]Prasoon Joshi
[D]Keerthi Sagathia


15. Which NGO has been featured in this 4th episode of the show for the donations?
[A]Humanity Trust
[B]Unique Home for Girls
[C]CHILDLINE
[D]Snehalaya


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Saturday, May 26, 2012

General Awareness | People and Environment (Environment Quiz - 1)

1. Pollution is-
[A]Release of undesirable waste/toxic substance in the environment
[B]Removal of top soil
[C]Conservation of energy
[D]All of these


2. Spoiling of biotic and a biotic environment by physical/ chemical factors is termed as
[A]Contamination
[B]Adultration
[C]Pollution
[D]Noosphere


3. Who was the first to recognise the problem of water pollution?
[A]Aristotle
[B]Theophrastus
[C]Hippocrates
[D]Thales


4. Pollution can bring about a change in
[A]Biogeochemical cycling
[B]Abiotic environment
[C]Biotic environment
[D]None of the above


5. Loss of relative biological equilibrium is due to-
[A]Low temperature
[B]High temperatutre
[C]Radiation
[D]Pollution


6. A normal component of environment becomes pollutant when its concentration crosses a threshold value is called
[A]Quantitative pollutant
[B]Qualitative pollutant
[C]Degradable pollutant
[D]Physical pollutant


7. Pollution is rising these days due to
[A]Research
[B]Population explosion
[C]Industries and transportation
[D]Rains


8. Qualitative pollutant are
[A]Added by man
[B]Naturally occurring
[C]Present in high concentration
[D]None of these


9. The country which hosted first Earth Summit (June 1992) on conservation of environment
[A]India
[B]Brazil
[C]Peru
[D]Spain


10. When was the air prevention and control of pollution act enacted in India?
[A]1980
[B]1981
[C]1982
[D]1983


11. When did water (prevention and control of pollution ) act come into operation in India?
[A]1976
[B]1978
[C]1974
[D]1969


12. Ganga Action Plan to restore the quality of river Ganga was launched in
[A]1988
[B]1985
[C]1990
[D]1983


13. When was NEPA (National Environment Policy Act) enforced in India?
[A]1968
[B]1978
[C]1969
[D]1959


14. The news paper contains one of the following toxic waste
[A]Cd
[B]Pb
[C]Mg
[D]Hg


15. The first indoor pollutant from furniture of which masses became aware?
[A]CO2
[B]Formaldeyde
[C]Radon
[D]Ozone


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Free online logo games, trivia & quizzes (Logo Quiz - 4)

1. Guess the logo?
Hint:A subsidiary of YUM! Brands, Inc. It was founded in 1958 by brothers Dan and Frank Carney in their hometown of Wichita, Kansas.




2. Guess the logo?
Hint:An Indian global IT services and consulting company headquartered in Bangalore, India.



3. Guess the logo?
Hint:A global banking group ranked by Bloomberg and Forbes in October 2010 as the largest bank and largest company in the world by assets with over US$3.1 trillion.



4. Guess the logo?
Hint:Multinational Telecommunication Company founded on October 1, 2001 as a joint venture.



5. Guess the logo?
Hint:Multinational pharmaceutical company based in Basel, Switzerland.



6. Guess the logo?
Hint:Founded in year 1929, this group has a strong presence in F&B, Hospitality, Mouth Fresheners, Tobacco, Packaging, Agro forestry, Rubber Thread and Infrastructure sectors.



7. Guess the logo?
Hint:Leading B School of India established in 1961.



8. Guess the logo?
Hint:Specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) established on 7 April 1948, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.



9. Guess the logo?
Hint:One of India’s leading private life insurance companies.



10. Guess the logo?
Hint:Second-largest South Korean chaebol(business conglomerate).



11. Guess the logo?
Hint:French multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Paris, France.



12. Guess the logo?
Hint:Japanese multinational conglomerate comprising a range of autonomous businesses.



13. Guess the logo?
Hint:It is sometimes referred to as the "Peacock Network," due to its stylized peacock logo, created originally for color broadcasts.



14. Guess the logo?
Hint:World's fourth largest automobile manufacturer based on annual vehicle sales in 2010.



15. Guess the logo?
Hint:The company was founded in 1945 by Harold Matson and Elliot Handler.



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Friday, May 25, 2012

UPSC Civil Services Main Exam Literature English Paper Preparation(Vocabulary Quiz - 151)

1. Demise
[A]Token Of Disgrace; Brand
[B]Hugeness (In A Bad Sense)
[C]Small Body Revolving Around A Larger One
[D]Death


2. Dermatologist
[A]Hang About; Wait Nearby
[B]One Who Studies The Skin And Its Diseases
[C]Security From Being Destroyed; Corrupted Or Profaned
[D]Rich, Figured Fabric


3. Devout
[A]All-Powerful
[B]Picture; Short Literary Sketch
[C]Pious
[D]Foolish; Idiotic


4. Dirge
[A]Implied Comparison
[B]Periodic; On And Off
[C]Chance; Luck
[D]Lament With Music


5. Disgruntle
[A]Very Small Quantity
[B]Created By Statute Or Legislative Action
[C]Not Active; Acted Upon
[D]Make Discontented


6. Dissertation
[A]Pastoral Song
[B]Formal Essay
[C]Madly Excited
[D]Selective In Choosing From A Variety Of Sources


7. Doggerel
[A]Adopt; Support
[B]Absence Of Governing Body, State Of Disorder
[C]Having A Pale Or Sickly Color; Pallid
[D]Poor Verse


8. Duress
[A]Clever
[B]Build; Lie
[C]Forcible Restraint
[D]Waste


9. Efflorescent
[A]A Thing That Completes Another; Things Very Much Alike
[B]Blame; Censure
[C]Sky Blue
[D]Flowering


10. Embed
[A]Obligated; Indebted
[B]Enclose; Place In Something
[C]Introductory Statement
[D]Edge, Especially Of A Round Surface


11. Energize
[A]Enlarge
[B]Prescribed Diet And Habits
[C]Cut Into Small Parts
[D]Invigorate; Make Forceful And Active


12. Environ
[A]Eating Both Plant And Animal Food; Devouring Everything
[B]Force Or Push Out
[C]Mass Of Floating Ice
[D]Enclose; Surround


13. Erroneous
[A]Popular Fashion
[B]Liable To Err
[C]Excessively Careful
[D]Mistaken; Wrong


14. Execrable
[A]Deceit; Duplicity
[B]Very Bad
[C]Impervious; Not Permitting Passage Through Its Substance
[D]Waste Matter; Worthless Impurities


15. Exploit
[A]Soothing Application Applied To Sore And Inflamed Portions Of The Body
[B]Dizziness
[C]Deed Or Action, Particularly A Brave Deed
[D]Raid


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Soft Skills Free Online Training (Business Communication Quiz - 53)

1. While applying for job, you want to attach a recommendation from one of your old bosses with whom you are presently not in touch. Now you want to write a letter to your old boss requesting him for the recommendation letter. If you request a recommendation from a person you haven't had contact with recently, you should
[A]Use the opening of your letter to refresh the person's memory
[B]Enclose a stamped, preaddressed envelope
[C]Use the persuasive approach
[D]Use the bad-news approach


2. Which of the following statements is not true?
[A]Headings and subheadings show a document's organization, get the reader's attention, and also demonstrate the relationship between different ideas in a document
[B]When messages are categorized by type, they can be classified as (1) routine, good-news, and goodwill; (2) bad-news; and (3) persuasive messages
[C]Extra care is needed to write bad-news message
[D]An indirect approach of presenting the main idea after some discussion of the evidence is not suited for bad-news or persuasive messages


3. Without empathy for the audience’s feelings, it is hard to gain its cooperation or persuade it to accept tough decisions. So, before composing a letter containing unpleasant news, always ask yourself, “if I were the receiver of the message I am about to transmit, how would I react?” How should a bad-news message be ended?
[A]On an upbeat note
[B]On a sad note
[C]With the reason for the bad news
[D]With an apology for the bad news


4. The fundamental question about the effectiveness of the message is proper organization of the message. But how should the material be organized? It’s all very well to say that the subject, audience, and purpose determines the organization, but how exactly do they impact it? There may be some organizational patterns and presentation ideas to improve the presentation. But in the final analysis you alone are the best judge of your speaking situation, and based on that you should organize and develop your presentation.
Jamie has just become Executive Director of the local Red Cross and she needs to contact corporations in the community for their support and funding for the Blood Drive next month. In creating her message, she should use a strategy that is
[A]Persuasive and direct, since this is for a good cause
[B]Persuasive and indirect, since this is for a good cause
[C]Persuasive and indirect, since the audience needs to see the benefit for them
[D]Persuasive and direct, since the audience needs to see the benefit for them


5. Due to some unavoidable circumstances, you have to refuse a request of one of your existing customers. Which of the following additional challenges does a communicator face when conveying bad news to an existing or potential customer?
[A]The challenge of conveying more bad news in the future
[B]The challenge of facing the customer in person
[C]The challenge of explaining the bad news to the customer
[D]The challenge of making a resale or creating opportunities for future sales inspite of the bad news


6. The statement, "Although layoffs are painful, a reduction of 5 percent in the workforce now will increase our cost-to-profit ratio by 25 percent and will make future growth a real possibility." is an example of
[A]Bad news cushioned by neutral news
[B]Neutral news cushioned by good news
[C]Bad news cushioned by good news
[D]Neutral news emphasized by bad news


7. In which of the following circumstances can a bad news letter begin with a clear statement of the refusal?
I. When refusing an obviously unethical or immoral request.
II. When the writer is of the opinion that the request is not reasonable.
III. When the writer has to demonstrate authority.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (II) above
[C]Both (I) and (II) above
[D]Both (I) and (III) above


8. Various attention-getting techniques have been successful in convincing recipients to put aside whatever they are doing and considering an unsolicited letter. I want to start my message with attentiongetter like “Are you interested in improving your health?” Comment on my choice.
[A]It is a good attention-getter many people will be attracted since, everybody is interested in improving their health
[B]It is a good attention-getter message because you are talking about other people’s health
[C]It is a bad attention-getter because answer to this question is always “yes”. Hence, there is no need to ask this question
[D]It is a bad attention-getter because people do not want others to intrude in their personal space


9. Although persuasion is generally associated with sales letters, it is also a strategy that business people must master to gain the support of others for important decisions. Persuasion involves the ability to win others to your point of view. What are selling points in a message?
[A]They are the most attractive features of an idea or product
[B]They are the points awarded to communicators for writing successful sales messages
[C]They refer to the sales letters that generate the highest sales
[D]They are the points given to the products that sell the most


10. Most college graduates look for entry-level positions. Before deciding it would be helpful to answer the questions like, what are the specific duties and responsibilities? Do the specific duties and responsibilities seem compatible with my personal characteristics attitudes, interests? Which of the following do they come under?
[A]Self analysis
[B]Job analysis
[C]Career analysis
[D]Company analysis


11. To make yourself heard above the din of the marketplace you must not only have a clear idea of exactly what kind of employment would suit you best, but also the ability to sell yourself effectively to would be employer. Which of the following is true regarding a "perfect" resume?
[A]It responds to the needs and preferences of the reader
[B]It is written in a chronological format
[C]It is organized around a list of skills and accomplishments
[D]It is electronic


12. Imagine you are a HR manager in a medium sized firm, which recently put out an advertisement for sales representatives. After careful consideration you selected some candidates, for whom you have sent interview letters. In that letter there will be various parts. Which of the following identifies the recipient fully?
[A]The salutation
[B]The signature block
[C]The inside address
[D]The letterhead


13. The elements of a report refer to those components that are usually included in a formal business report. Executive summary is one of them. Which of the following statements is false regarding an executive summary?
[A]It can be descriptive or informative
[B]It is intended for readers who need a condensed version of the information contained in the report
[C]It need not provide a summary of conclusions and recommendations
[D]It is one of the most important elements in a formal report


14. The abstract of a report is directed primarily to readers who are familiar with the technical subject and need to know whether to read the full report. When writing an abstract you can use technical terminology freely and refer to advanced concepts in your field. The two basic types of abstracts are
[A]Informative and informational abstracts
[B]Descriptive and executive abstracts
[C]Informative and executive abstracts
[D]Descriptive and informative abstracts


15. Reports are business tools that convey information objectively from one organizational area to another or from one institution to another. Which of the following is the most standardized of all types of reports?
[A]Staff study report
[B]Letter report
[C]Short report
[D]Audit report


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