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Friday, August 31, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 31 August 2012

1. On 31st August 2012, Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has become the third Indian actor to be featured on the cover of Time magazine, for taking up social issues on his show 'Satyamev Jayate'. Who are the other two Bollywood stars who have made it to the cover of Time magazine?
[A]Parveen Babi and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
[B]Rajesh Khanna and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
[C]Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan
[D]Amitabh Bachchan and Sushmita Sen


2. Who has been appointed on 30th August 2012 as the Chief executive officer (CEO) of Barclays Plc, a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom, after the exit of Robert E. Diamond Jr., who left as a result of a Libor manipulation scandal that resulted in a $450 million payout by Barclays to settle accusations brought by American and British authorities?
[A]Chris Lucas
[B]Marcus Agius
[C]Tom Kalaris
[D]Antony Jenkins


3. On 30th August 2012, the Lok Sabha passed a bill that would allow the government to set up AIIMS-like institutes across the country by a notification. The All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (Amendment) Bill, 2012, will replace an Ordinance which allowed the six AIIMS-like institutes to become operational from September 15. Six AIIMS-like medical institutes were announced for Patna, Bhopal, Raipur, Jodhpur, Rishikesh and ___________.
[A]Rohtak
[B]Bhubaneshwar
[C]Ranchi
[D]Thiruvananthapuram


4. Montessori education is an educational approach developed by Italian physician and educator. Montessori education is practiced in an estimated 20,000 schools worldwide, serving children from birth to eighteen years old. Friday's(31 August 2012) doodle on the Google home page honours her on her 142nd birth anniversary. Can you name her?
[A]Alessandro Montessori
[B]Renilde Stoppani Montessori
[C]Maria Montessori
[D]Opera Montessori


5. The Supreme Court on Friday 31st August 2012 ordered this Indian conglomerate to refund more than USD 3 billion it had raised from millions of small investors, reaffirming an order from the SEBI, which had said the process violated rules. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) last year ordered the group companies of this conglomerate to refund the money, with 15% annual interest, after it found that the fund-raising process did not comply with rules. Name the conglomerate.
[A]Reliance
[B]Tata
[C]Sahara
[D]Aditya Birla Group


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Test of English Vocabulary (General English Questions) Vocab Quiz - 177

1. Ethereal
[A]Belief In One God
[B]Restore To Proper Condition
[C]Song Of Lamentation; Dirge
[D]Light; Heavenly; Fine


2. Exemplify
[A]Split Asunder
[B]Copy
[C]Serve As An Example Of; Embody
[D]Explanatory; Serving To Explain


3. Extradition
[A]Not Developed; Elementary
[B]Surrender Of Prisoner By One State To Another
[C]Not Easily Satisfied; Greedy
[D]Rich, Figured Fabric


4. Falter
[A]Pertaining To The Science Of The Function Of Living Organisms
[B]Freedom From Narrow Limitations
[C]Excessively Careful
[D]Hesitate


5. Fete
[A]State Of Being Valuable Or Loved
[B]An Artless Girl; An Actress Who Plays Such Parts
[C]Urbanity; Polish
[D]Honor At A Festival


6. Flamboyant
[A]Stubborn; Persistent
[B]Guarantee; Assurance By Seller
[C]Summon A Devil; Practice Magic; Imagine; Invent
[D]Ornate


7. Flux
[A]Rapture; Joy; Any Overflowing Emotion
[B]Various; Several
[C]Limit; Confine
[D]Flowing; Series Of Changes


8. Fractious
[A]Having To Do With Knowing Or Perceiving
[B]Unruly
[C]Slow Down
[D]Mar In Beauty; Spoil


9. Gainsay
[A]After Death (As Of A Child Born After Father'S Death Or Book Published After Author'S Death)
[B]With Reference To; Regarding
[C]Blessedness; State Of Bliss
[D]Deny


10. Genealogy
[A]Foolish; Idiotic
[B]State Confidently
[C]Worldly As Opposed To Spiritual
[D]Record Of Descent; Lineage


11. Gloat
[A]Gradual Intrusion
[B]Fiendish
[C]Express Evil Satisfaction; View Malevolently
[D]Small Plane Surface (Of A Gem); A Side


12. Gratis
[A]Comment; Make Explanatory Notes
[B]Half-Stiffed Laugh
[C]Free
[D]Regret; Disapprove Of


13. Gullible
[A]Fortress; Defense
[B]Easily Deceived
[C]Urge; Plead For
[D]Arrest(A Criminal); Dread; Perceive


14. Heedless
[A]Vexation; Disappointment
[B]Appropriate; Fitting
[C]Not Noticing; Disregarding
[D]Wonder Aimlessly (Physically Or Mentally)


15. Hirsute
[A]Flabby
[B]Hairy
[C]Being The First Of Its Kind In A Region; Primitive; Native
[D]Going From One State Of Action To Another


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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 30 August 2012

1. The Pentagon on 29 August 2012 said it has obtained a copy of a soon-to-be-published book by a former Navy commando who participated in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and is reviewing it. The book was written under the pseudonym Mark Owen with co-author Kevin Maurer and was to be released next month on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks. What is the name of the book?
[A]Death of Osama bin Laden
[B] Urban Terrorism : Myths And Realities
[C]No Easy Day
[D]The Great War For Civilisation


2. As announced on 29th August 2012, pharmaceutical firm Teva API India plans to invest about Rs 1,000 crore over the next five years in setting up of a formulation unit in the special economic zone (SEZ) in Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (MPSIDC) Executive Director Sanjay Dubey told that Teva API is planning to invest about Rs 1,000 crore over the period of five years. In which city's SEZ the pharma firm, the Indian arm of Israel-based Teva API, is setting up its unit?
[A]Bhopal
[B]Jabalpur
[C]Gwalior
[D]Indore


3. Announced on 30th August 2012, the government has allowed companies to do away with disclosures such as capacity and production figures. This is due to the recent revision in Schedule VI of the Companies Act - which has a clause on exempted disclosures on installed capacity and production statistics of manufacturing companies to align reporting norms with global standards. Which two sectors' companies covered under today's announcement?
[A]Cement and Auto
[B]Cement and Oil
[C]Auto and Steel
[D]Steel and Cement


4. As per the latest survey, for the first time since economic reforms began two decades ago in early 1990s, consumption in rural India is growing faster than in urban areas. Rural spending outpaced urban consumption in the two years up to 2011-12, the first time in nearly 25 years. Which firm released this survey report on 29th August 2012?
[A]Credit Rating and Information Services of India Ltd. (CRISIL)
[B]ICRA Limited (ICRA)
[C]CARE Ratings
[D]Credit Information Bureau (India) Ltd., (CIBIL)


5. The Union Government on 28 August 2012 cleared a proposal to put a complete ban on employment of children up to the age of 14 both in hazardous and non-hazardous work by amending an anti-child labour Act. This act, which has also penal provisions for non compliance was approved by the Union Cabinet for amendment. Can you name the act which is being amended?
[A]Anti Child Labour Act, 1986
[B]Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986
[C]Children Rights Act, 1986
[D]Children Working Regulation Act, 1986


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HR Quiz - 13 (Human Resource Quiz - Human Capital Management)

1. HR stands for Human Resourse Strategies
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


2. The degree to which an individual possess the innate quality of breath of mind is the most direct indication of the individual's ultimate potential.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


3. The benefit of job evaluation is that it lays down the foundation for a rational wage structure
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


4. The diamensions of the Human Resources portfolio matrix do not have the same form as for product & market portfolio.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


5. Transfer of technology does not mean merely shifting technology from one plance to another
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


6. It is viewed that customer should be treated as a king
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


7. Establishment of trade unions by workers in small industries is not common
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


8. HRD audit can give significant inputs about existing stage of accountability of employees.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


9. Performance development plan is set for the employee by his immediate boss.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


10. Trade union is a group of two people who come to strengthen their bargaining position.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


11. In the orientation phase, all participants are to submit a list of appraisers by whom they would like to be assessed.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


12. Politician as the custodian of the nation has the responsibility to protect the interest of all the parties envolved in the process of organisation
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


13. The HRD programmes fail due to poverty, social injustice.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


14. Increased acceptance of feedback appraisal system is that as large no. of managers work with wide range of other people, it becomes difficult for a single manager to accurately assess their contribution.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


15. Career planning is essentially the process of aligning the career needs of the employee with the organizational career opportunities
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


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Project Management Quiz for PMP/CIPM - 79

1. When the project is considered successful?
[A]When deliverables are by & large handed over to a client
[B]When all the deliverables as per checklist are delivered
[C]When project team members are dispersed
[D]When the total payment is received by the contractor


2. What are the methods of project evaluation?
[A]Project audits
[B]Quality control
[C]Post implementation reviews
[D]A & C


3. Which of the following are included as part of a scope statement?
[A]Project justification
[B]Project deliverables
[C]Project objectives
[D]All of the above


4. Project life cycles are very useful for _____ and _____ .
[A]Configuration management, termination
[B]Objective setting, information gathering
[C]Standardization, control
[D]Configuration management, weekly status updates


5. Work packages are used to:
[A]Represent units of work at a level where work is performed.
[B]Clearly distinguish one work package from all others assigned to a single functional group.
[C]Limit the work to be performed to relatively short periods of time.
[D]All of the above.


6. "Hard logic" in the preparation of a network refers to:
[A]Discretionay dependencies
[B]External depenencies
[C]Mandatory dependencies
[D]All of the above


7. The erection of foundation formwork before the placement of foundation concrete would be an example of a _____ dependency.
[A]Discretionary
[B]Mandatory
[C]External
[D]Soft logic


8. Sources for data on activity durations and resource requirements can be gathered from which of the following:
[A]Past project records (historical data)
[B]Commercial techniques (standard practices, rules of thumb)
[C]Past project team members knowledge (experience, oldtimers)
[D]All of the above


9. Which of the following can affect network durations?
[A]Skills of the resource pool
[B]Calendar dates
[C]Constraints
[D]A and B only


10. A completion of a local government study resides on your critical path. This would most likely be referred to as:
[A]Soft logic
[B]Hard logic
[C]An external dependency
[D]A mandatory dependency


11. A project may be undertaken to address
[A]A new business need
[B]Maintain a running process
[C]Re-work
[D]Manufacture a car battery


12. The quality considerations to be followed in the project are decided:
[A]During it's execution
[B]By the quality department
[C]At the beginning of the project
[D]Depending on the project's cost


13. The development of modern project management began in:
[A]1950
[B]1960
[C]1970
[D]1975


14. What do the three sides of the conventional triangle in project management represent?
[A]Customer, time and cost
[B]Quality, customer and scope
[C]Scope, time and quality
[D]Scope, time and cost


15. Using the diagram given below, the late start (LS) of activity F is at the beginning of day:

[A]9
[B]8
[C]7
[D]14


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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 29 August 2012

1. The 2012 Summer Paralympic Games will start today on 29th August 2012 in London, United Kingdom and will end on 9th September 2012. It will be the fourteenth Paralympics games (The Paralympic Games are a major international multi-sport event where athletes with a physical disability compete; this includes athletes with mobility disabilities, amputations, blindness, and cerebral palsy.). An estimated total of 4,200 athletes are expected to compete in the Games. How many countries are participating in 2012 Summer Paralympics?
[A]150
[B]155
[C]160
[D]165


2. IBM has announced on 28th August 2012 the new mainframe with fastest chip, flash memory. IBM's latest mainframe is big on data analytics and hybrid clouds. It is one of the most secure enterprise systems ever, with built-in security features designed to meet the security and compliance requirements of different industries. What is the name of this new mainframe server?
[A]zEnterprise 196
[B]zEnterprise 114
[C]zEnterprise EC12
[D]System z10


3. After its report on coal block allocation, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on 28th August 2012 hit out at the country's one of the oil explorer for its tardy exploration and lax efforts in development. The CAG report also said the explorer had monetized only 73 out of its 158 discoveries made during 2002-2011. Which oil company was rapped by CAG in it's report?
[A]Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC)
[B]Oil & Natural Gas Corp (ONGC)
[C]Oil India Ltd (OIL)
[D]Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)


4. The Supreme Court has upheld death penalty for 26/11 Mumbai attacks convict Ajmal Kasab. Mohammed Ajmal Kasab is the lone Pakistani terrorist captured alive in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. He was sentenced to death for his role in the attacks by a special court in Mumbai on May 6, 2010. Which advocate was asked to defend Kasab in SC?
[A]Ujjwal Nikam
[B]Raju Ramachandran
[C]Anjali Waghmare
[D]Abbas Kazmi


5. South Africa, after crushing England by 80 runs in the second ODI, became the first side to go top of the ICC rankings in all three formats on Tuesday 28th August 2012. Also South Africa's Hashim Amla became the fastest player to 3000 one-day international runs when he scored 150 in this match. Who was holding this record earlier?
[A]Sachin Tendulkar
[B]Sanath Jayasuriya
[C]Vivian Richards
[D]Shahid Afridi


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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 28 August 2012

1. On 28th August 2012, Microsoft India has tied up with an Indian telecom company to offer cloud computing services to small and medium business enterprises (SMBs). Microsoft will provide its product (MS 365), while telecom company will provide connectivity and its services. Which telecom company has joined hands with Microsoft to provide solutions and services to cater to demand in these businesses?
[A]Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)
[B]Reliance Communications
[C]Bharti Airtel
[D]Tata Indicom


2. In line with its strategic road-map to exit non-core businesses, on 27th August 2012, engineering and construction major Larsen & Toubro has signed a share sale and purchase agreement to sell its entire stake in L&T Plastics Machinery Ltd. To which company Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has sold its plastics machinery business?
[A]Husky Injection Molding Systems
[B]Toshiba Machine Co
[C]Elite Machinery Systems
[D]Fanuc India Private Limited


3. With an aim to encourage an investment culture in the country, market regulator Sebi on 27 August 2012 announced no-frills or basic trading accounts for retail individual investors. There will be no Annual Maintenance Charges if the value of holding in these accounts is up to Rs ________, Sebi said in a circular.
[A]25000
[B]50000
[C]100000
[D]200000


4. On 28th August 2012, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has commended and mentions achievements of a scheme, launched by the Narendra Modi-Government in Gujarat in 2003, that provides 24-hour power supply to villages in the State. The report, titled Feeding a Thirsty World: Challenges and Opportunities for a Water and Food Secure Future, has been published as the institute’s input for the ongoing 2012 World Water Week in Stockholm from August 26 to 31. What is the name of the scheme referred by SIWI?
[A]Jyotigram Yojana
[B]Jaljyoti Yojana
[C]Jaladhar Yojana
[D]Gramjyoti Yojana


5. TRAI has decided that the restriction on maximum duration of advertisements carried in the programmes of a TV channel, as prescribed in the Cable Television Networks rules, shall be regulated on a clock-hour basis. At the same time, in order to provide flexibility to broadcasters, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a draft regulation which, if finalised, would allow channels to show how many minutes of advertisements on a clock-hour basis?
[A]10
[B]12
[C]14
[D]15


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Improve Your English Vocabulary ( Vocab Quiz - 176)

1. Dally
[A]Pardon
[B]Isolation; Solitude
[C]Ornate; Highly Decorated
[D]Trifle With; Procrastinate


2. Decipher
[A]Vigorously Active; Nimble
[B]Interpret Secret Code
[C]Mysterious; Puzzling; Secret
[D]Split Asunder


3. Degenerate
[A]Courteous Regard For Another'S Wish
[B]In Buddhist Teachings, The Ideal State In Which The Individual Loses Himself In The Attainment Of Impersonal Beatitude
[C]Become Worse; Deteriorate
[D]Acting Without Dialogue


4. Denigrate
[A]Failure To Do
[B]Irreverence; Wickedness
[C]Summit
[D]Blacken


5. Despise
[A]Raise In Rank Or Dignity; Praise
[B]Weaken; Mitigate
[C]Concerning The Sense Of Smell
[D]Scorn


6. Diaphanous
[A]Marked By Formality
[B]Sheer; Transparent
[C]To Make Invalid
[D]Varying Form Of An Element


7. Disclose
[A]Commotion; Riot; Noise
[B]Room To Move; Margin
[C]Reveal
[D]Revenging Agent


8. Dismiss
[A]Expressiveness; Persuasive Speech
[B]Wild Tumult
[C]Put Away From Consideration; Reject
[D]Quick, Sharp Reply


9. Distrait
[A]Lack Of Proper Aspect
[B]Corpse
[C]Absentminded
[D]Healthy


10. Domicile
[A]Combining Parts Into A Whole
[B]Divine Gift; Great Popular Charm Or Appeal Of A Political Leader
[C]Gloomy; Hellish; Deathly
[D]Home


11. Ebb
[A]Artificial; Resulting From Synthesis
[B]Recede; Lessen
[C]Ragged Fellow
[D]Yielding; Timid


12. Ejaculation
[A]Cliff; Dangerous Position
[B]Exclamation
[C]Providing A General Overview; Summary
[D]Large Group


13. Emend
[A]Small Allowance Or Wage
[B]Unerring
[C]Settle Down; Descend; Grow Quiet
[D]Correct; Correct By A Critic


14. Ennui
[A]Attainment Of Highest Point
[B]Royal
[C]Pertaining To The Art Of Removing Metals From Ores
[D]Boredom


15. Epilogue
[A]Like An Emperor; Related To An Empire
[B]Short Speech At Conclusion Of Dramatic Work
[C]Temporary Invasion
[D]Manlike


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Monday, August 27, 2012

General Knowledge Questions and Answers (GK Quiz - 204)

1. Which of the following metals was not known to the Indus people?
[A]Tin
[B]Copper
[C]Iron
[D]Lead


2. Which of the following emergencies can be declared by the President on his own?
[A]Emergency Due To External Aggression Or Internal Disturbances
[B]Emergency Due To Failure Of The Constitutional Machinery In A State
[C]Emergency Due To Threat To The Financial Stability Or Credit Of India
[D]None Of These


3. Which of the following is not an objective of the Monetary Policy of RBI?
[A]Boost Economic Development
[B]Direct Credit In Desirable Direction
[C]Control Inflationary Pressure
[D]Ensure Social Justice


4. What is one of the disadvantages of the Wholesale Price Index in India?
[A]It Does Not Cover The Services Sector.
[B]It Is Not Available For Individual Commodities.
[C]It Is Available Only On Monthly Basis.
[D]It Is Available Only At Constant Prices.


5. Where is The National Chemical Laboratory situated?
[A]New Delhi
[B]Bangalore
[C]Pune
[D]Chennai


6. What is the most commonly used metal in the pure form or as an alloy in domestic appliances?
[A]Aluminium
[B]Iron
[C]Copper
[D]Zinc


7. What is the process in which solid substance, on being heated, changes directly into the gaseous form called?
[A]Dissociation
[B]Dissolution
[C]Sublimation
[D]Evaporation


8. Match the following:
List I List II
a. Surya Sen 1. Communist Party of India
b. NM Joshi 2. Indian Republican Army
c. PC Joshi 3. Radical President of Congress
d. SC Bose 4. All India Trade Union Federation
a b c d
[A]2 4 1 3
[B]2 3 4 1
[C]2 1 3 4
[D]2 4 3 1


9. Which gas is used for artificial ripening of green fruit?
[A]Ethylene
[B]Ethane
[C]Carbon Dioxide
[D]Acetylene


10. In human systems, vitamins cannot:
[A]Help In Digestion
[B]Help In Metabolizing Drugs
[C]Help In Growth
[D]Supply Energy


11. When would a person weighs more?
[A]Moving Up With A Constant Velocity
[B]Moving Down With A Constant Velocity
[C]Accelerating Upward
[D]Accelerating Downward


12. ‘Blue revolution’ is associated with what?
[A]Agriculture
[B]Iron And Steel Industry
[C]Irrigation
[D]Fishing


13. The excavation in the Indus Valley have pushed the antiquity of Indian History to:
[A]5000 BC
[B]4000 BC
[C]2500 BC
[D]1000 BC


14. What distinguishes economic growth from economic development is that the latter implies:
[A]An Increase In Per Capita Income
[B]Changes In Institutions And Attitudes
[C]Concern For Ecology And Environment
[D]All Of The Above


15. Which of the following figures has the longest perimeter?
[A]A Square Of Side 10 Cms
[B]A Rectangle Of Sides 12 Cms And 9 Cms
[C]A Circle Of Radius 7 Cms
[D]A Rhombus Of Side 9 Cms


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Daily Current Affair Quiz - 27 August 2012

1. In which country, the female wing of a civil rights group is urging women to stage a week-long sex strike starting Monday, 27th August 2012, to demand the resignation of the country's president Faure Gnassingbe?
[A]Liberia
[B]Togo
[C]Philippines
[D]Kenya


2. Under single window service, a telecom company on 26 August 2012 has started providing mobile connections, landline and broadband at the doorstep of customers. Customers just need to send an SMS or communicate online about their need. In a first first of its kind service in country, which company has started home delivery of telecom connections?
[A]Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)
[B]Reliance Communications
[C]Tata Indicom
[D]Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)


3. India beat defending champions Australia by six wickets in the final to win the ICC Under-19 World Cup on 26th August 2012. Skipper Unmukt Chand, adjudged man of the match, became the third Indian captain to lift the trophy, joining Mohammad Kaif (2000) and Virat Kohli (2008). Where was this world cup final played?
[A]Townsville, Australia
[B]Sydney, Australia
[C]Tamworth, Australia
[D]Caloundra, Australia


4. Virbhadra Singh resigned from the office of "Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises" of the Republic of India on 26 June 2012, as a consequence of corruption charges being pressed against him. Now on Sunday, 26 August 2012, Congress central leadership appointed him as Himachal Pradesh Congress chief. Whom did he replace as HP Congress chief?
[A]Thakur Ram Lal
[B]Shanta Kumar
[C]Kaul Singh Thakur
[D]Prem Kumar Dhumal


5. On 26 August 2012, a team of scientists have made the first-ever mechanical device that can measure the mass of individual molecules one at a time. This new technology, the researchers say, will eventually help doctors diagnose diseases, enable biologists to study viruses and probe the molecular machinery of cells, and even allow scientists to better measure nanoparticles and air pollution. Which university's scientists led this project?
[A]Johns Hopkins University
[B]California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
[C]Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
[D]University of Oxford


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Test your English vocabulary (Quiz - 175)

1. Beatitude
[A]Weightless
[B]Blessedness; State Of Bliss
[C]Unutterable; Cannot Be Expressed In Speech
[D]Violation


2. Bequeath
[A]Consider; Ponder
[B]Dig Out Of The Ground; Remove From A Grave
[C]Mouthlike Opening; Small Opening
[D]Leave To Someone By A Will; Hand Down


3. Bland
[A]Raised Platform For Guests Of Honor
[B]Very Small Object Or Creature; Small Coin
[C]Soothing; Mild, Dull
[D]Guarantee; Assurance By Seller


4. Breach
[A]Portray
[B]Drifting Wreckage
[C]Theatrical
[D]Breaking Of Contract Or Duty; Fissure; Gap


5. Burlesque
[A]Bravely; With Spirit
[B]Give An Imitation That Ridicules
[C]Annoy; Chafe
[D]Move Faster


6. Canto
[A]Cut The Top Off
[B]A Thing That Completes Another; Things Very Much Alike
[C]Division Of A Long Poem
[D]Belief That Life Is Basically Bad And Evil; Gloominess


7. Casualty
[A]Lacking Self-Restraint; Licentious
[B]Offspring
[C]Serious Or Fatal Accident
[D]Dejected; Dispirited


8. Cerebral
[A]Nominal Holding Of Title Without Obligations
[B]Pertaining To The Brain Or Intellect
[C]Throw Overboard
[D]Make Amends For (A Sin)


9. Chattel
[A]Existence; Means Of Support; Livelihood
[B]Personal Property
[C]Dormant; Hidden
[D]Able To Walk


10. Clangor
[A]Tube In Which Patterns Made By The Reflection In Mirrors Of Colored Pieces Of Glass, Etc. Produce Interesting Symmetrical Effects
[B]Stinging; Caustic
[C]Bitterness Of Speech And Temper
[D]Loud, Resounding Noise


11. Cognitive
[A]Vigorous; Strong
[B]Having To Do With Knowing Or Perceiving
[C]Coiled Around
[D]Light-Hearted; Dizzy


12. Consequential
[A]Strict Disciplinarian
[B]Hardened; Unfeeling
[C]Circular Building Or Hall Covered With A Dome
[D]Pompous; Important; Self-Important


13. Contrite
[A]Travel; Journey
[B]Penitent
[C]Stubborn Maintenance Of A Wrong Cause
[D]Flagrant; Consciously Obvious; Loudly Offensive


14. Corpulent
[A]Expert At
[B]Indisputable
[C]Wonder Aimlessly (Physically Or Mentally)
[D]Very Fat


15. Crevice
[A]Pass Through; Spread
[B]Goodness; Moral Excellence; Good Quality
[C]Support; Prop Up
[D]Crack; Fissure


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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Daily Current Affair Quiz - 26 August 2012

1. On 25 August 2012, which Indian university inked an agreement for establishing a centre for earthquake and hydrological studies (Centre for Geophysical Education and Research) with Hyderabad-based CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI)?
[A]University of Delhi
[B]University of Kashmir
[C]Jawaharlal Nehru University
[D]University of Calcutta


2. Neil Alden Armstrong, the first person to walk on the Moon on July 21, 1969, died on August 25, 2012. What is the name of Armstrong's authorized biography?
[A]First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
[B]From the Ground Up
[C]Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character)
[D]Tesla: Man Out of Time


3. Where would the 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement will be held from 26 to 31 August 2012?
[A]Havana, Cuba
[B]Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
[C]Tehran, Iran
[D]Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt


4. Avtar Kishan Hangal popularly known as A. K. Hangal breathed his last on 26th August 2012 at the age of 96. He was an active participant in the Indian freedom struggle. He started his Hindi film career at the very late age of 50 with Basu Bhattacharya's Teesri Kasam in 1966 and Shagird. The Government of India awarded him the prestigious Padma Bhushan for his contribution to Hindi Cinema in 2006. He last acted in which TV serial in 2012?
[A]Jeevan Rekha
[B]Hotel Kingston
[C]Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon
[D]Zabaan Sambhalke


5. The government has approved the three-digit short code as the single nationally available phone number for all non-emergency public services, according to Minister of State for Communications Sachin Pilot on 26th August 2012. What is the telephone number that will be used for all non-emergency public services across the country from January next year?
[A]102
[B]103
[C]199
[D]166


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Human Resource Management Quiz - 12

1. Feedback can be only positive.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


2. The first HRD department in the Indian corporate sector was started in 1975 in Larsen & Toubro (L & T).
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


3. The functioning of federations and unions has its impact on human resources management of varios industries & organisation
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


4. Employees feel frustrated due to low specialisation in the work
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


5. Performance development plan is set for the employee by his immediate boss.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


6. Employees at present need more freedom & autonomy in doing the work
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


7. A strong framework of HRM policy and systems is essential for the development and implementation of HRD strategy.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


8. The modern HR function has HRD at its core.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


9. Through consumers participation in management, consumer will lose their rights through served technique
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


10. Organizations gear most of their management succession activities to the immediate past.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


11. Employees feel frustrated due to low specialisation in the work
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


12. The reviewer has the prime role of recording major appraisal details.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


13. HRD should be series of adhoc decisions and practices.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


14. The modern HR function has HRD at its core.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


15. When individual job description and grade description do not match well, the evaluators classify the job using their subjective judgement.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 25 August 2012

1. Announced on 25th August 2012, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), between the _______ and the Chinese government, proposes exchanges of academic staff, teachers and students. Under the agreement, China will also help India develop its Mandarin Chinese language curriculum and provide educational materials. China will train 300 Indian teachers in Mandarin Chinese under a first-of-its-kind initiative to lay the groundwork for more than 100 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools to introduce courses of the language.
[A]Indian Government
[B]CBSE
[C]National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
[D]Jawaharlal Nehru University


2. On 24 August 2012, President Benigno Aquino III has appointed the Philippines’ first female Supreme Court chief justice after her predecessor was removed for violating the Constitution. Who was appointed as Philippines' first female chief justice?
[A]Maria Lourdes Sereno
[B]Renato Corona
[C]Feliciano Belmonte
[D]Teresita Leonardo-de Castro


3. RBI's annual report revealed on Thursday, 23rd August 2012 that slowing growth and stubborn inflation have begun eating into the net financial savings of the country, which sharply fell to _______ of gross domestic product (GDP) in fiscal 2012 from 9.3% in 2011 and 12.2% in 2010.
[A]8.8%
[B]7.8%
[C]7.6%
[D]6.3%


4. Prithvi II ballistic missile was successfully launched at 11.03 a.m.on Saturday, 25th August 2012, from the integrated test range at Chandipur off Odisha coast. Which type of missile is Prithvi II?
[A]Air-to-air missile (AAM)
[B]Air-to-surface missile (ASM)
[C]Surface-to-surface missile (SSM)
[D]Surface-to-air missile (SAM)


5. A California jury awarded Apple Inc more than $1.05 billion on Friday, 24th August 2012, in its patent infringement claim that Samsung Electronics Co copied technology used in its iPad and iPhone. The US lawsuit was one of several cases around the world between California-based Apple and South Korean Samsung over technology rights and innovation in the fast-growing mobile computing sector. In which other country these companies have also sued each other?
[A]Britain
[B]Australia
[C]South Korea
[D]All of the above


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Friday, August 24, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 24 August 2012

1. Defeated presidential candidate Purno A. Sangma will float a new tribal-centric party in Meghalaya on 24th August 2012. What is the name of the new party?
[A]National People's Party (NPP)
[B]National Democratic Party (NDP)
[C]National Tribal Party (NTP)
[D]National Tribal Democratic Party (NTDP)


2. Food and Consumer Affairs Minister KV Thomas said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha on Thursday 23rd August 2012 that there would be a change in the packaging weight of the FMCG products as new standard packaging norms mooted by the government will come into effect from November 1, 2012 and there will be no arbitrary packaging. Which rule was amended by the government for this?
[A]Legal Metrology Rules, 2011
[B]Standard Packaging Rules, 2011
[C]Packaged Commodities Rule, 2011
[D]Food Safety and Standards Act, 2011


3. Which sportsperson has announced on 23 August 2012 that he will not contest United States Anti-Doping Agency charges of doping paving the way for him to be stripped of his titles including seven Tour de France victories?
[A]Lance Armstrong
[B]Bradley Wiggins
[C]Carl Lewis
[D]George Hincapie


4. Which company has unveiled its first new logo in 25 years on Thursday, 23rd August 2012, as it looks to unify its branding ahead of a clutch of new product releases this year?
[A]IBM
[B]Coca Cola
[C]Pepsi
[D]Microsoft Corp


5. The government of India ordered Internet service providers to block about 20 accounts of a social media site that officials said had spread scare-mongering material that threatened national security. However Government faced an angry backlash from site's users on Thursday 23rd August 2012 after it turned up the heat on the site, threatening "appropriate and suitable action" if it failed to remove the accounts as soon as possible. Can you name the social media website where Govt wants to block the accounts?
[A]Facebook
[B]Twitter
[C]Google Plus
[D]Youtube


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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 23 August 2012

1. On 22nd August 2012, which country has joined the World Trade Organization (WTO), an organization that intends to supervise and liberalize international trade, after the longest accession negotiation lasting 19 years and 2 months?
[A]China
[B]Kyrgyzstan
[C]Russia
[D]Vanuatu


2. Forbes released its annual list of the world's 100 most powerful women on 22nd August 2012. The list named women involved in policymaking, entertainment, technology and nonprofit organisations, among other fields. They were ranked according to influence, the amount of money they control or earn, and media presence. Sonia Gandhi, president of the Indian National Congress, was at No. 6 in the lsit. Who has been ranked the most powerful woman in the world in this list?
[A]Angela Merkel
[B]Hillary Clinton
[C]Dilma Rousseff
[D]Melinda Gates


3. On 22nd August, for which sector the Finance Ministry has approved foreign direct investment up to 49% from 26% earlier?
[A]Retail Sector
[B]Insurance and Pension Sectors
[C]Transportation Sector
[D]Healthcare Sector


4. US-based e-commerce firm Amazon on Wednesday 22nd August 2012 launched its Kindle store, which offers over one million e-books in India. With which Indian retailer Amazon partnered with to offer the latest generation Kindle to the customer?
[A]E Zone (Future Group)
[B]Reliance Digital
[C]Spencer Retail
[D]Croma (Tata Group)


5. Which Indian company won environmental approval for its A$10 billion Alpha coal and rail project in Australia's Queensland state on Thursday 23rd August 2012, with 19 conditions to protect the environment?
[A]Adani Enterprises
[B]GMR Infrastructure Limited
[C]GVK Power & Infrastructure
[D]Jaypee Infratech Limited


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Quiz: Human Resource Management - HR Quiz - 11

1. HRD audit is a comprehensive evaluation of the current HRD strategies, structures etc.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


2. Increased acceptance of feedback appraisal system is that as large no. of managers work with wide range of other people, it becomes difficult for a single manager to accurately assess their contribution.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


3. Representatives of the consumers association besides the representatives of employees & employers have to participate in the meeting of collective bargaing
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


4. Some employees may not like flesibility in horizontal movement from one job to another
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


5. The human resource department should move out from routine transactional activities and let IT take care of their activities.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


6. Factor comparison system consists of selection of key jobs.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


7. Analysis of secondary data can give a lot of insights into the HRD assets & liabilities of the company
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


8. Monitoring and Follow-up follows the distribution of questionnaires to all assessors.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


9. The ability to be creative and imaginative is lower in Artificial Intelligence than that of natural intelligence.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


10. Polymorphism is the ability to take more from two forms.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


11. Encapsulation refers to art of representing essential features without including the background details.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


12. When an employee leaves the organization his user Id should be terminated.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


13. Expert systems are very easy to maintain.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


14. Expert systems are not widely used or tested due to difficulty in use.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


15. The marketing service system will provide the facility of re-opening enquiries received from distributors or customer.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 22 August 2012

1. Employees of public sector banks have gone on two-day nationwide strike starting 22nd August 2012. The strike call was given by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU). Among other things, the trade unions are protesting against one Bill which is pending in Parliament and implementation of the Khandelwal committee report. Which bill related to the banking reforms is pending in parliament?
[A]Banking Laws Amendment Bill
[B]Banking Reforms Amendment Bill
[C]Unilateral Banking Practices Amendment Bill
[D]Banking Practices Amendment Bill


2. Who has been elected as the Deputy Chairperson of the Upper house of the Indian Parliament, Rajya Sabha on 21st August 2012?
[A]Dr K Rehman Khan
[B]Dr Smt Najma Heptulla
[C]Rajiv Shukla
[D]P.J. Kurien


3. On 21st August 2012, Century Plyboards (I), makers of the Centuryply brand of plywood and decorative veneers, announced its foray into the readymade furniture retail business by launching a chain of complete home lifestyle solutions. By which name Century Plyboards is launching its retail stores?
[A]Century Furniture
[B]CentPly Furniture
[C]Nesta Furniture
[D]Century Homes


4. He was the Prime Minister of Ethiopia from 1995 until his death on 20th August 2012. From 1985, he was the chairman of the Tigrayan Peoples' Liberation Front (TPLF), and the head of the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). He was President of Ethiopia from 1991 to 1995. Can you name the person?
[A]Haile Mariam Desalegne
[B]Meles Zenawi
[C]Negasso Gidada
[D]Tamirat Layne


5. The US Food and Drugs Administration is removing 27 Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) approvals on 22nd August 2012 held by Indian generic drugs maker after Indian drugmaker requested withdrawl of approval under a consent decree of permanent injunction entered on January 26, 2012. Which Indian drugmaker requested it?
[A]Ranbaxy Laboratories
[B]Wockhardt
[C]Sun Pharmaceuticals
[D]Dr. Reddy's Laboratories


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HR Quiz with Answers (Human Resource Management Quiz) - 10

1. The Asian Institute of Management have introduced a unique course called "Managerial Walkabout". The idea of the course came from Prof. M. Gibbons of Simon Fraser University, British Columbia.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


2. A leader who lacks the other basic qualities can lead others in the wrong direction.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


3. The data obtained through job analysis are recorded on what is known as job analysis sheet.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


4. Successful HR departments will focus on motivational performance .
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


5. Under point method, common factors to all the jobs are identified.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


6. Federations & unions constitute not only a part of organisations but also an important and crucial wing of them
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


7. Majority of the disputes in industries are related to the problem of wages, salaries & benefits
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


8. Potential refers to the likelihood of the job holder making a future contribution to the employing organisation.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


9. Organisations presently are taking measures to satisfy the workers through various methods including the schemes of worker & participation in management
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


10. It can be enagued that globalization has reduced poverty in India and China, home to move that half a billion of the world's poor income group
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


11. It is technology who can provide competitive advantage to corporations.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


12. Flexitime works better when the employees have self-determination
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


13. Depending on the career path model of managers, some specialised training inputs are given at pre-determined times to make him more handling the new higher assignment
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


14. In the orientation phase, all participants are to submit a list of appraisers by whom they would like to be assessed.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


15. Under the balanced score card approach the expectation of three shareholders
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 21 August 2012

1. Which country announced on 20 August 2012 that it is ending media censorship, as part of the ongoing political reforms in the country?
[A]Myanmar (Burma)
[B]Turkmenistan
[C]Libya
[D]North Korea


2. On 20th August 2012, a US court in Alabama has dismissed harassment charges filed against one of the major Indian IT company – by one of its American employee Jack Jay Palmer. Which Indian IT company was fighting this case?
[A]Wipro
[B]HCL Technologies
[C]Infosys
[D]Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)


3. Which Indian drugmaker has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration on 20th August 2012 to sell Entacapone tablets(It will be launched on September 30 with a 180-day exclusive period, is the generic name for the brand Comtan, owned by Orion Corp.), which are used in treatment of Parkinson's disease?
[A]Ranbaxy Laboratories
[B]Wockhardt
[C]Sun Pharmaceuticals
[D]Dr. Reddy's Laboratories


4. Which company has become the most valuable public company of all-time on Monday, 20th August 2012, when the combined value of its shares exceeded a previous record set by Microsoft?
[A]Google Inc
[B]Apple Inc
[C]Exxon Mobil
[D]PetroChina


5. Which cricket team, also nicknamed the Proteas, replaced England as the world's number one Test side with a 51-run win in the third Test at Lord's on Monday 20th August 2012?
[A]Australia
[B]India
[C]South Africa
[D]West Indies


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Monday, August 20, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 20 August 2012

1. Olympic medal winners, shooter Vijay Kumar and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt were jointly recommended on 19th August 2012, for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the country's highest sporting honour. The names were selected by the Arjuna Awards and Khel Ratna Committee. Who is currently heading this committee?
[A]Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
[B]Ajay Maken
[C]Aslam Sher Khan
[D]Dhanraj Pillai


2. As per the forecast on 19th August 2012 by Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), what is the expected per cent growth this fiscal(2012-13) in Railway freight traffic?
[A]4.9%
[B]5%
[C]5.1%
[D]5.2%


3. Which company will commence non-scheduled chartered flight operations, aims at connecting key economic zones like Ahmedabad, Surat, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar and Kandla through 12 daily flights in Gujarat from August 20, 2012?
[A]Air India Regional
[B]Deccan Charters
[C]Club One Air
[D]Jagson Airlines


4. What is the name of ousted Chongqing Politburo leader Bo Xilai's wife, who is given a suspended death sentence on 20th August 2012 for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood in China?
[A]Wang Lijun
[B]Wang Lulu
[C]Gu Kailai
[D]Bo Guagua


5. The Cincinnati Masters or Cincinnati Open is an annual outdoor hardcourt tennis event held in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason, Ohio, USA. The event started on September 18, 1899 and is the oldest tennis tournament in the United States played in its original city. Who won the Men's Singles titles played on 19th August 2012 and thus made a new record for Most Men's Singles titles in this tournament by winning it for the 5th time?
[A]Novak Djokovic
[B]Roger Federer
[C]Andy Murray
[D]Rafael Nadal


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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Eid-ul-Fitr Quiz - 1

1. Eid-ul-Fitr is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of the Islamic holy month of fasting. What is the name of this holy month?
[A]Shawwāl
[B]Shaʿbān
[C]Rajab
[D]Ramadan


2. Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity", while Fiṭr means ________ ?
[A]Breaking the fast
[B]Respect
[C]Raised
[D]The one of pilgrimage


3. Eid-ul-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr) has a particular salat (Islamic prayer) consisting of _______ raka'ah (units) and generally offered in an open field or large hall.
[A]One
[B]Two
[C]Three
[D]Four


4. If someone greets you saying Bayramınız kutlu olsun or "May your Bayram – Eid – be blessed.", then you are in which country?
[A]Bangladesh
[B]Indonesia
[C]Brunei
[D]Turkey


5. By what name Eid is celebrated in Malaysia (Malay translation of Eid al-Fitr)?
[A]Hari Lebaran
[B]Nonbu Perunaal
[C]Hari Raya Puasa
[D]Ngaidul Fitri


6. Eid gifts are frequently given at eid to children and immediate relatives. What is the name given to Eid gifts?
[A]Zakat
[B]Eidi
[C]Ka'ak
[D]Baklava


7. Zakat, one of the pillars of Islam and a practice initiated by the Islamic prophet Muhammad, has played an important role throughout Islamic history. What is Zakat?
[A]Acknowledging the power of the spiritual realm
[B]Eid gifts given at eid to children and immediate relatives
[C]Giving fixed portion of one's wealth to charity, generally to the poor and needy
[D]Islamic prayer


8. What is the night before Eid called in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal?
[A]Mehndi Raat
[B]Chaand Raat
[C]Mubarak Raat
[D]Murubbis Raat


9. On Eid, people generally greet each other with the traditional greeting: "Barka Da Sallah," which means "Greetings on Sallah" in the Hausa language. In which country Eid is popularly known as "Small Sallah"?
[A]Nigeria
[B]Somalia
[C]Egypt
[D]Tunisia


10. What is the name of the meal consumed early in the morning by Muslims before fasting, sawm, in daylight hours during the Islamic month of Ramadan?
[A]Iftar
[B]Roadha Villun
[C]Suhoor
[D]Tarawih


11. During which month Muslims observe a strict fast and participate in pious activities such as charitable giving and peace-making?
[A]Ramadan
[B]Shawwāl
[C]Rajab
[D]Shaʿbān


12. What is the pre-sunrise prayer called in Islam?
[A]Salatul Zuhr
[B]Salatul Fajr
[C]Salatul Asr
[D]Salatul Maghrib


13. Shaw'waal is the ______ month of the Islamic calendar.
[A]8th
[B]9th
[C]10th
[D]11th


14. Eid among the Pashto-speaking community in Afghanistan is called ___________.
[A]Idul Fitri
[B]Kochnai Akhtar
[C]Rozar Eid
[D]Ramazanski bajram


15. The Islamic calendar is also known as ____________.
[A]Hijri calendar
[B]Gregorian calendar
[C]Akan calendar
[D]Berber calendar


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Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 19 August 2012

1. Who has been elected as the new chairman of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) on 18 August 2012, which markets the famous Amul brand?
[A]Parthi Bhatol
[B]Dr Verghese Kurien
[C]Jayesh C. Patel
[D]Vipul Chaudhary


2. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressed the Golden Jubilee Convocation of IIT Bombay in Mumbai on Saturday 18 August 2012. Who has been conferred the degree of 'Doctor of Science - Honoris Causa' on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee Convocation by IIT Bombay?
[A]Azim Premji
[B]N. R. Narayana Murthy
[C]Vinita Bali
[D]Shikha Sharma


3. Which Indian batsman announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday 18 August 2012, saying it was "time to move on" despite his selection for the two-test series against New Zealand?
[A]Rahul Dravid
[B]Vangipurappu Venkata Sai Laxman
[C]Sourav Ganguly
[D]Mohammad Kaif


4. As announced on Saturday, 18 August 2012, who is replacing former secretary-general Kofi Annan as peace envoy to Syria?
[A]Eduardo del Buey
[B]Ban Ki-Moon
[C]Lakhdar Brahimi
[D]Qin Gang


5. Miss World 2012, the 62nd edition of the Miss World pageant was held on August 18, 2012 in Dongsheng Fitness Center Stadium, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China. 116 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown, marking the biggest turnout in the pageant's history. Who won the title of Miss World 2012?
[A]Ivian Sarcos
[B]Sophie Moulds
[C]Yu Wenxia
[D]Jessica Kahawaty


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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 18 August 2012

1. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India tabled its report related to coal block allocation in Parliament on Friday 17 August 2012. The report emphasised that opaque bidding process of coal mining cost the nation a whopping Rs 1.86 lakh crore. Who is currently holding the office of Comptrollers and Auditors General of India?
[A]V. N. Kaul
[B]V. K. Shunglu
[C]C. G. Somiah
[D]Vinod Rai


2. On February, 21, 2012, the group staged a performance, called a "punk prayer", at the altar of Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, motivated by their opposition to Vladimir Putin, and the politics of the Russian Orthodox Church. On August 17, 2012, the three members of the group were convicted of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred and sentenced each to two years imprisonment. What is the name of the band of this group?
[A]Pussy Riot
[B]Riot grrrl
[C]Anti-Flag
[D]Rise Against


3. According to the latest figures released by the DGCA on 17 August 2012, Which airline, with 27 per cent market share in July this year, has edged past Jet, which managed 26.6 per cent share?
[A]SpiceJet
[B]IndiGo
[C]GoAir
[D]Air India


4. International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) announces on 17 August 2012 that the IBC2012 Best Conference Paper has been awarded to a group of researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications Heinrich Hertz Institute. IBC is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide. What is the underlying technology described in this award winning paper?
[A]Streamlined workflows for cutting edge news
[B]Remote production over IP
[C]Glasses-free 3D displays
[D]Realtime Grand Slam analysis and graphics


5. The Marikana miners' strike was a wildcat strike that occurred in August 2012 in the Marikana area, close to Rustenburg, South Africa. On 16 August, 34 strikers were shot dead by the police. President Jacob Zuma rushed home from a regional summit on Friday 17 August 2012 and announced an official inquiry into a police shooting of striking miners. Which company owned the mine where this strike was occured?
[A]Lonmin plc
[B]Johannesburg Consolidated Investment Co. Ltd. (JCI)
[C]Randfontein Estates Gold Mining Company
[D]Aquarius Platinum plc


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Human Resource Quiz (HR Quiz) - 9

1. Proper implementation and support of all management levels are not very crucial for the success of HRD audit
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


2. The process of 360 Degree appraisal is broken into two stages - planning, implementation.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


3. The HRD programmes fail due to poverty, social injustice.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


4. Human resource management is responsible for getting the best people, training and providing mechanism.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


5. An evaluation of where one stands on the basis of their job responsibilities, leadership, qualities etc will be a good starting point for marketing plans for success
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


6. Counselling involves a one to one discussion between the participant and administrator.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


7. When individual job description and grade description do not match well, the evaluators classify the job using their subjective judgement.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


8. Performance appraisals can not be fair unless the appraiser is clear in his mind about the job requirements.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


9. Eight members is considered to be the norm as to the no. of members constituting a QC-
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


10. As per the Human Developent balance sheet, 1997, 45 million children were out of promary school in 1995
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


11. Career planning is essentially the process of aligning the career needs of the employee with the organisational career opportunities
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


12. An employee sponsor, the HR manager plays an integral role in organisational success.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


13. An urgency motivation can be explained by a situation where dynamic profitable organisations foresee a crisis and initiate a radical transformation by breaking status barriers & restructuring organisational relationships.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


14. Employee's organisations in India have their impact on various aspects, policies pertaining to human resources management of various industries
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


15. HRD audit can also be used against the HRD department
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


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Friday, August 17, 2012

17 August 2012 - Latest Current Affairs Quiz

1. Ecuador granted political asylum to Julian Assange on Thursday, 16 August 2012, setting the stage for a standoff between the Andean nation and the U.K., which vowed to extradite Mr. Assange to Sweden to face questioning in a sexual-assault investigation. Who is Julian Assange?
[A]Co-founder of Wikipedia
[B]WikiLeaks founder
[C]Gay rights activists
[D]CEO of TrapWire - a counter-terrorism technology company


2. On 16 August 2012, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) board has approved a wide range of comprehensive reforms to revamp the primary markets. The market regulator’s board has cleared norm for e-IPOs. Sebi has also made it mandatory for all listed companies must have a minimum ________ public shareholding by June 2013.
[A]15%
[B]20%
[C]25%
[D]30%


3. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on Thursday, 16 August 2012, about $2 million settlement by this MNC (Multi National Company) for federal civil charges of failing to prevent secret payments in its sales operations in India. This MNC violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by allowing its Indian subsidiary to secretly set aside money that went to phony local vendors. Which MNC was involved in these violations which occurred from 2005 to 2007?
[A]Google
[B]Microsoft
[C]SAP
[D]Oracle


4. On 17th August 2012, in a first for the country, doctors conducted a computer assisted total hip replacement procedure on cadavers, in what would lead to better treatment of patients suffering hip joint damage. Doctors will conduct a live surgery on August 18, 2012 using the computer assisted technique. Which hospital would be doing this First computer assisted total hip replacement in the country?
[A]All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi
[B]Lilawati Hospital, Mumbai
[C]Global Hospital, Chennai
[D]Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon


5. On 17 August 2012 the Obama Administration has announced setting up of an institute for manufacturing innovations which will help prevent jobs going to India and China. "This institute will help make sure that manufacturing jobs of tomorrow take root not in places like China or India, but right here in the United States of America," US President Barack Obama said in a statement. What is the name of the institute which will be based in Ohio and will be a public-private partnership initiative?
[A]The Manufacturing Institute of Innovative Practices
[B]National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute
[C]Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation
[D]National Autonomous Manufacturing Innovation Institute


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HR Management Quiz - 8 (True False Format)

1. As per the Human Development Balance sheet, 1997 30% of the total population (world) lives in abolute poverty
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


2. Depending on the career path model of managers, some specialised training inputs are given at pre-determined times to make him more handling the new higher assignment
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


3. A major beneficiary of liberalization and consequently competition not been the consumer ….. But the inustry
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


4. Analysis of secondary data can give a lot of insights into the HRD assets & liabilities of the company
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


5. It can be enagued that globalization has reduced poverty in India and China, home to move that half a billion of the world's poor income group
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


6. It is not necessary that the subordinate should feel free to participate without fear in the process of review & feedback.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


7. The job falling under the same grade get different wage scale.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


8. Majority of the disputes in industries are related to the problem of wages, salaries & benefits
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


9. HRD audit can also be used against the HRD department
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


10. Implementation level deals with the actual conduct of the appraisal process.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


11. Under point method, common factors to all the jobs are identified.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


12. The first HRD department in the Indian corporate sector was started in 1975 in Larsen & Toubro (L & T).
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


13. Giving a business group exposure when the boss goes on long leave, or long training etc is a good mechanism of career planning
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


14. The main focus of attention today is the employee.
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


15. Career planning is essentially the process of aligning the career needs of the employee with the organisational career opportunities
[A]TRUE
[B]FALSE


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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 16 August 2012

1. On 15th August the High Court of this country upholds legislation providing for plain packaging of cigarettes. The new legislation will be implemented throughout the country from December 2012. It will be the first country in the world to require tobacco products to be sold in plain packaging. Which country are we talking about?
[A]India
[B]Australia
[C]Canada
[D]New Zealand


2. Chief Justice of India, SH Kapadia, has cautioned the government on 15th August 2012 against haste in introducing the judicial accountability bill while adding that the legislation should not come in the way of judicial independence. What is the name of this bill which was passed by the Lok Sabha and is listed for consideration in the Rajya Sabha?
[A]Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, 2010
[B]Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, 2012
[C]Judicial Accountability Bill, 2010
[D]Judicial Standards Bill, 2010


3. In a statement released on 16th August 2012 this PSU company is making a foray into energy sector besides implementing a host of new projects and expansion works as per its diversification plan,. It has formed a Joint Venture with Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) to set up nuclear power plants in India. Which company is diversifying into Energy Sector?
[A]Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
[B]Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)
[C]National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO)
[D]Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)


4. On 16th August 2012, a group of terrorists armed with sophisticated weapons and suicide vests stormed a key Pakistan Air Force base in Punjab province that is believed to house nuclear weapons, triggering an intense gun battle that left seven attackers and a security personnel dead. The terrorists sneaked into which airbase despite a state of high alert at the facility?
[A]Tarbela Ghazi Airbase
[B]Masroor Airbase
[C]Risalpur Airbase
[D]Kamra Airbase


5. Which foreign stock exchange opened its day with the colours of the Indian flag as Consul General Prabhu Dayal rang the opening bell at the stock exchange on 15th August 2012 celebrating India's 66th Independence Day?
[A]National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ )
[B]New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
[C]London Stock Exchange (LSE)
[D]Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE)


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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 15 August 2012

1. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday,15 August 2012, said India will send a mission to the Red Planet "Mars". Under this Mission, India's spaceship will go near Mars and collect important scientific information. India will be the sixth country to launch a mission to the Red Planet after the U.S., Russia, Europe, Japan and China. This mission is planned to be launched in November 20, 2013 and is expected to cost over US$100 million. What is the name given to this mission?
[A]India Mars mission
[B]Mars Orbiter Mission
[C]Indian Mars probe
[D]MangalYaan


2. Vilasrao Dagadojirao Deshmukh, an Indian politician, died on August 14, 2012 due to multiple organ failure at Global Hospitals, Chennai. He was a member of Rajya Sabha representing Maharashtra and was two-time Chief Minister of Maharashtra, from 1999 to 2003 and from 2004 to 2008. He was Minister of which two Government offices at the time of his death?
[A]"Rural Development" and "Panchayati Raj"
[B]"Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises" and "Rural Development"
[C]"Rural Development" and "Science and Technology"
[D]"Science and Technology" and "Earth Sciences"


3. For the first time in 65 years, Kolkata witnessed a full-fledged Independence Day pageant, with a police parade and tableaux. West Bengal celebrated the 66th Independence Day with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hoisting the Tricolour at the venue where Republic Day celebrations take place, instead of the state secretariat Writers' Building in a departure from the traditional venue since 1948. Where did she hoists tricolour on 15 August 2012?
[A]Indira Gandhi Sarani (Red Road)
[B]Amtala Road
[C]Sabarna Sangrahashala, Baro Bari, Barisha
[D]Diamond Harbour Road


4. Coca-Cola plans to relaunch popular masala cola brand which it acquired from Ramesh Chuahan in the 1990s. It is being relaunched in keeping with a brand study conducted by Coca-Cola that indicated a strong recall of the brand among consumers, a company official said on 14 August 2012. Which cola brand company is relaunching?
[A]Gold Spot
[B]Citra
[C]Duke's
[D]RimZim


5. On 15th August 2012, in response to the Syrian Civil War, the Fourth Extraordinary Session of the Islamic Summit begins in Makkah Al Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia, for two days. Who is organizing this summit?
[A]Islamic Committee of the International Crescent (ICIC)
[B]Islamic Committee for Economic, Cultural and Social Affairs
[C]Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
[D]United Nations Human Rights Council


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