Friday, December 11, 2009

ERODE BLOGGERS MEET




  • DATE: 20.12.2009 (SUNDAY)
  • TIME: 3.30 PM
  • LOCATION: BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF INDIA HALL, NEAR COLLECTORATE, PERUNDURAI ROAD, ERODE.11.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

LANDMARKS - B,C

Badrinath : Himalayas; Place of pilgrimage for the Hindus near Gangortri Glacier.

Baroda :
Capital of the former Baroda State is known for
Laxmi Vilas Palace which is one of the most beautiful palaces in India.

Belur Math :
It is monastery near Calcutta in West Bengal
founded by Swami Vivekananda. A beautiful temple dedicated to Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.

Bethlehem :
Palestine; about 9 km South of Jeruselam;
birth-place of Jesus and Kind David; Church of Nativity.

Buckingham Palace :
In London; residence of the Royal
family of England.

Buddha-Gaya :
It is situated 10 km south of Gaya in Bihar
State on the river bank of Lilajan and famous as the place where Buddha got enlightenment. There are modern monasteries, rest houses and museum.

Calcutta :
West Bengal Government re-christened
Calcutta as Kolkata with effect from January 1, 2001.Siliguri has been renamed as Shilliguri.

Cape Comorin :
also called Kanya Kumari in Tamil Nadu,
where Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal meet the Indian Ocean. It gives a beautiful view of sun-set and sun-rise.

Chennai :
Capital of Tamil Nadu is the third largest city in
India. Known for Fort St.George, Light House, St.Thomas Mount, Integral Coach Factory, Adyar (the headquarters of the Theosophical Society).

Chidambaram :
Famous for its great Hindu Siva temple,
dedicated to Nataraja or Siva in his aspect of ‘Cosmic dance’. Annamalai University is located here.

Chittorgarh :
Ancient capital and fortress of Udaipur;
known for Tower of Victory and Mira Bai’s Temple.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

LANDMARKS - A

  • Abu, Mt. : (Rajasthan) hill station on the Aravalli Range;sacred centre of Jain worshippers, Dilwara temples.
  • Abu Simbal : (Egypt) famous ancient temple cut-out of rock by Rameses II.
  • Adam’s Bridge : Very nearly joined to India between Mannar Pennsula and Danushkodi by a line of sand banks and rocks called ‘Adam’s Bridge’.
  • Aga Khan Palace : In Pune where Mahatma Gandhi was kept interned with his wife Kasturba Gandhi. Kasturba died in this palace.
  • Ajantha Caves : Located near Aurangabad, famous for wonderful Buddhist cave temples richly ornamented with sculpture and carved with paintings.
  • Ajmer: (Rajasthan) Pilgrim centre for Muslims; tomb of Khwaja Muin-ud-din chisti.
  • Alexandria : City and sea-port of Egypt founded by Alexander the Great.
  • Allahabad : (Prayag) is a city in Uttar Pradesh situated at the confulence of the Ganga and the yamuna. Kumbha Mela (religious fair of the Hindus) is held here once in every 12 years.
  • Amarnath : Situated at a height of about 4054 metres in Kashmir. It is a place of pilgrimage for the Hindus.
  • Amber Palace : Deserted capital near Jaipur (Rajasthan) containing the finest specimens of Rajput architecture.
  • Amritsar(Punjab): on the north-west border or India; Golden Temple; Jallianwala Bagh tragedy on April 13, 1919.
  • Angkor Vat : A ruined city in Cambodia where beautiful specimens of ancient Indian art and culture are found.
  • Athens : The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on September 5, 1997, awarded the 2004 Summer Olympics to Athens, the Greek capital which was the birth place of the Games. Athens hosted the first modern Olympics in 1896 but lost out to Atlanta in 1996 Centennial Games.
  • Aurangabad : One of the important towns of Maharashtra State; tomb of Emperor Aurangzeb and of his wife. Ellora and Ajanta Caves are reached from here.
  • Auroville : It is an international township constructed in Pondicherry with the help of UNESCO.
  • Avadi : Near Chennai in Tamil Nadu. Government owned Heavy vehicles factory. ‘Vijayanta’ and ‘Ajit’ tanks are manufactured here.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

INDIA - HIGH COURTS AND THEIR JURISDICTION


1. Allahabad - State of Uttar Pradesh
2. Andhra Pradesh - State of Andhra Pradesh
3. Gawahati - States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.
4. Mumbai - States of Maharashtra & Goa and Union Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli.
5. Kolkata - State of West Bengal & UnionTerritory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands
6. Delhi - Delhi
7. Gujarat - State of Gujarat
8. Himachal Pradesh - State of Himachal Pradesh
9. Jammu & Kashmir - State of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh
10. Kerala (Ernakulam) - State of Kerala and Union Territory of Lakshadweep
11. Madhya Pradesh - State of Madhya Pradesh
12. Chennai - State of Tamil Nadu and Union Territory of Pondicherry.
13. Karnataka - State of Karnataka
14. Orissa - State of Orissa
15. Patna - State of Bihar
16. Punjab & Haryana - States of Punjab and Haryana & Union Territory of Chandigarh.
17. Rajasthan - State of Rajasthan
18. Sikkim - State of Sikkim
19. Bilaspur - State of Chhattisgarh
20. Nainital - State of Uttaranchal
21. Ranchi - State of Jharkhand

Thursday, October 15, 2009

HAPPY DIWALI

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

GK QUIZ - 2

1.World Largest Bell

2.World Largest Bird

3.World Largest Sea-bird

4.World Fastest Bird

5.Smallest Bird

6.Singing Bird

7.India's Longest Railway Bridge

8.World Longest Steel Arch Bridge

9.World Longest Railway Bridge

10.World Highest Road Bridge

11.World Highest River Bridge

12.World Highest Railway Bridge

Thursday, September 24, 2009

CHHATTISGARH - INDIA

  • Area : 1,35,133 sq.km.
  • Capital : Raipur
  • No. of Districts : 16
  • Population : 20,795,956 (2001)
  • Growth rate : 18.06% (1991-2001)
  • Density per sq.km. : 154
  • Sex ratio : 990 (per 1000 males)
  • Literacy rate : 65.18%
  • Males : 77.86%
  • Females : 52.40%
  • Principal Language : Hindi
  • Legislature : Unicameral.
  • Location : Chhattisgarh is bounded by Southern Jharkhand and Orissa in the East, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra in the West, Uttar Pradesh and Western Jharkhand in the North & Andhra Pradesh in the South.

BIHAR - INDIA

  • Area : 94,163 sq.km.
  • Capital : Patna
  • No. of Districts : 37
  • Population : 82,878,796 (2001)
  • Growth rate : 28.43% (1991-2001)
  • Density per sq.km. : 880
  • Sex ratio : 921 (per 1000 males)
  • Literacy rate : 47.53%
  • Males : 60.32%
  • Females : 33.57%
  • Principal Language : Hindi
  • Legislature : Bicameral.
  • Location : Located in North India, Bihar is bounded by Nepal in North, Jharkhand in South, West Bengal in East and Uttar Pradesh in West.

ASSAM - INDIA

  • Area : 78,438 sq.km.
  • Capital : Dispur
  • No.of Districts : 23
  • Population : 26,638,407 (2001)
  • Growth rate : 18.85% (1991-2001)
  • Density per sq.km : 340
  • Sex ratio : 932 (per 1000 males)
  • Literacy rate : 64.28%
  • Males : 71.93%
  • Females : 56.03%
  • Principal Language : Assamese
  • Legislature : Unicameral
Location : Located in Eastern India, Assam is almost separated from Central India by Bangladesh.It is bounded West by West Bengal, North by Bhutan and Arunachal
Pradesh, East by Nagaland, Manipur and Burma, South by Meghalaya, Bangladesh, Tripura and Mizoram.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

ARUNACHAL PRADESH - INDIA

  • Area : 83,743 sq.km.
  • Capital : Itanagar
  • No.of Districts : 13
  • Population : 1,091,117 (2001)
  • Growth rate : 26.21% (1991-2001)
  • Density per sq. km : 13
  • Sex ratio : 901 (per 1000 males)
  • Literacy rate : 54.74%
  • Males : 64.07%
  • Females : 44.24%
  • Principal languages : Nyishi, Dafla, Miji, Adi Gallong,Wancho, Tagin Hill Miri,Mishmi,Monpa, Nocte, Alka,Tangsa and Khampti
  • Legislature : Unicameral.
  • Location : Bounded by Bhutan to the West, China to theNorth and North-East. Myanmar (Burma) to the East andthe plains of Assam to the South. Arunachal Pradesh isthe home of more than 20 major tribes and acknowledged to be one of the most splendid, variegated and multilingual tribal areas of the world.

ANDHRA PRADESH - INDIA

  • Area : 275,045 sq.km.
  • Capital : Hyderabad
  • No.of Districts : 23
  • Population : 75,727,541 (2001)
  • Growth rate : 13.86% (1991-2000)
  • Density per sq.km. : 275
  • Sex ratio : 978 (per 1000 males)
  • Literacy rate : 61.11%
  • Males : 70.85%
  • Females : 51.17%
  • Principal languages : Telugu & Urdu.
  • Legislature : Unicameral.
  • Location : Located in South India, Andhra Pradesh is bounded by Tamil Nadu in the South-Orissa in the North East, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh in the North Eastern Maharashtra and Karnataka in the West and by the Bay of Bengal in the East.

Monday, August 31, 2009

COUNTRIES AND ALTERNATIVE NAMES

  • Bechuanaland - Botswana
  • Burma - Myanmar
  • Ceylon - Sri Lanka
  • Dutch Guiana - Surinam
  • Formosa - Taiwan
  • India - Bharat
  • Japan - Nippon
  • North Borneo - Sabah
  • Kampuchea - Cambodia
  • Rhodesia - Zimbabwe
  • Siam - Thailand
  • South West Africa - Namibia

THE EARTH


Surface Area : 510,100,500 Sq.Kms.
Land Surface : 148,950,800 Sq.Kms.(29.08%)
Water Surface : 361,149,700 Sq.Kms.(70.92%)
Equatorial circumference : 40,075 Kms.
Polar circumference : 40,008 Kms
Equatorial radius : 6,377 Kms.
Equatorial Diameter : 1,22,756 Kms.
Polar radius : 6,357 Kms.
Polar Diameter : 12,714 Kms.
Mean distance from the Sun : 14,95,97,900 Kms.
Period of revolution : 365 days 5 hours 48 mts.45.51 Sec.
Period of rotation : 23 hrs. 56 mts. 4.091 Sec.
Escape Velocity from the earth : 11 Km per Sec. (minimum)

Monday, August 10, 2009

GOVERNMENT AUTHORIZED HOSPITALS FOR TREATMENT OF SWINE FLU


CHENNAI
  1. King Institute of Preventive Medicine (24/7 Service),Guindy, Chennai – 32 Ph:(044) 22501520, 22501521 & 22501522
  2. Communicable Diseases Hospital Thondiarpet, Chennai. Ph:(044) 25912686/Chennai 87/88, 9444459543
  3. Government General Hospital Opp.Central Railway Station,Chennai – 03 Ph:(044) 25305000, 25305723, 25305721, 25330300
PUNE
  1. Naidu Hospital Nr Le'Meridian, Raja Bahadur Mill, GPO, Pune - 01 Ph:(020) 26058243
  2. National Institute of Virology 20A Ambedkar Road, Pune - 11 Ph:(020) 26006290
SOME OTHER HOSPITALS IN PUNE PLEASE CLICK HERE
KOLKATA
  1. ID Hospital 57,Beliaghata, Beliaghata Road, Kolkata - 10 Ph:(033) 23701252
COIMBATORE
  1. Government General Hospital Near Railway Station,Trichy Road, Coimbatore-18.Ph:(0422) 2301393, 2301394, 2301395, 2301396
HYDERABAD
  1. Govt. General and Chest Diseases Hospital, Erragadda, Hyderabad. Ph:(040) 23814939
MUMBAI
  1. Kasturba Gandhi Hospital Arthur Road, N M Joshi Marg,Jacob Circle, Mumbai -11.Ph:(022) 23083901, 23092458, 23004512
  2. Sir J J Hospital J J Marg, Byculla, Mumbai - 08.Ph:(022) 23735555, 23739031, 23760943,23768400/ 23731144 / 5555 / 23701393 / 1366
  3. Haffkine Institute Acharya Donde Marg, Parel,Mumbai - 12.Ph:(022) 24160947, 24160961,24160962
KOCHI
  1. Government Medical College Gandhi Nagar P O, Kottayam -08.Ph:(0481) 2597311,2597312
  2. Government Medical College Vandanam P O, Allapuzha - 05.Ph:(0477) 2282015
  3. Taluk Hospital Railway Station Road, Alwaye,Ernakulam (0484) 2624040 Sathyajit -09847840051
  4. Taluk Hospital Perumbavoor PO, Ernakulam 542.Ph:(0484) 2523138 Vipin - 09447305200
GURGAON & DELHI
  1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Ansari Nagar, Aurobindo Marg Ring Road,
  2. New Delhi - 29.Ph:(011) 26594404, 26861698 Prof. R C Deka -9868397464
  3. National Institute for Communicable Diseases 22, Sham Nath Marg,New Delhi -54.Ph:(011)
  4. 23971272/060/344/524/449/326
  5. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital Kharak Singh Marg,New Delhi - 01.Ph:(011) 23741640,
  6. 23741649, 23741639
  7. Vallabhai Patel Chest Institute University Enclave, New Delhi-07.Ph:(011)27667102,27667441, 27667667, 27666182 Dr. N K Chaturvedi – 9811101704
BANGALORE
  1. Victoria Hospital K R Market, Kalasipalayam,Bangalore - 02.Ph:(080) 26703294 Dr.Gangadhar - 94480-49863
  2. SDS Tuberculosis & Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases Hosur Road, Hombegowda
  3. Nagar, Bangalore - 29.Ph:(080) 26631923 Dr. Shivaraj - 99801-48780

INFLUENZA A (H1N1-SWINE FLU)


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Sunday, August 2, 2009

NATIONAL LABORATORIES

Monday, July 27, 2009

THE FIRSTS AND LASTS - 1

  • First British Governor General of the new Dominion of India - Lord Mountbatten
  • First and the Last Indian Governor General of Free India - C.Rajagopalachari
  • Last Governor-General of India who also became the first Viceroy of India - Lord Canning
  • Last Viceroy of India - Lord Mountbatten
  • First British Governor-General in India - Warren Hastings
  • First Commander-in-Chief of free India - General Cariappa
  • Tenth and the last Guru of the Sikhs - Guru Gobind Singh
  • First Chinese pilgrim to visit India - Fa-Hein
  • First European to visit China - Marco Polo
  • First European invader on Indian soil - Alexander the Great
  • First U.S.A. President to visit India - D. Eisenhover
  • First Russian Prime Minister to visit India - V.I.Bulganin
  • First British Prime Minister to visit India - Harold Macmillan
  • First President of the USA - George Washington
  • First President of the Chinese Republic - Sun Yat-Sen
  • First Prime Minister of Great Britain - Robert Walpole
  • First Women Prime Minister of a country in the World - Mrs. S. Bandaranaike (Sri Lanka)
  • First India’s Spaceman - Sqn. Ldr. Rakesh Sharma
  • First Indian to scale Mount Everest - Phu Dorjee
  • First President of Indian Republic - Dr. Rajendra Prasad
  • First Woman Prime Minister of India - Mrs. Indira Gandhi
  • First Indian to win Nobel Prize - Dr. Rabindranath Tagore
  • First President of Indian National Congress - W.C.Bonerjee

Sunday, July 26, 2009

INDIA - FIVE YEAR PLANS

  • FIRST - 1951-52 to 1955-56 - Priority given to irrigation and agriculture.
  • SECOND - 1956-57 to 1960-61 - Develoment of basic and heavy industries.
  • THIRD - 1961-62 to 1965-66 - Long-term development of India’s economy.
  • ANNUAL PLAN - 1967-68 to 1968-69 - Plan holiday period.Pakistan and Chinese wars.
  • FOURTH - 1969-70 to 1973-74 - It brought in a scientific temper to Indian agriculture.
  • FIFTH - 1974-75 to 1977-78 - Janata Government terminated a year earlier and introduced the Rolling-Plan.
  • ANNUAL PLAN - 1978-79 to 1979-80 - Introduced by the Janata Government.
  • SIXTH - 1980-81 to 1984-85 - New Government revised plan for 1981-85 and approved subsequently.
  • SEVENTH - 1985-86 to 1989-90 - Productivity,work and food were given basic priorities.
  • EIGHTH - 1992-93 to 1996-97 - was designed to tackle the twin problems of unemployment and poverty
  • NINTH - 1997-98 to 2001-2002 - Ensuring the implementation of Common Minimum Programme and boosting agricultural investment
  • TENTH - 2002-2003 to 2006-2007 - Funds will be allocated especially towards poverty alleviation programmes.
  • ELEVENTH - 2007 -2008 to 2012-2013 - Current Plan

Thursday, July 16, 2009

INDIA - KEY FACTS - 2001 CENSUS


AREA : 3,287,240 Sq km.
No.OF STATES : 28
No.OF UNION TERRITORIES : 7
No.OF DISTRICTS : 593
POPULATION : PERSONS : 1,028,737,436
MALES : 532,223,090
FEMALES : 496,514,346
POPULATION DENSITY : 325 PERSONS/SQ KM
SEX RADIO : 933 FEMALES/1000 MALES
LITERACY : PERSONS : 560,687,797 (64.8%)
MALES : 336,533,716 (75.3%)
FEMALES : 224,154,081 (53.7%)

LARGEST/SMALLEST AREA
  • Largest State : Rajasthan (342,239 Sq km)
  • Smallest State : Goa (3,702 Sq km)
  • Largest Union Territory : Andaman & Nicobar Islands (8,249 Sq km)
  • Smallest Union Territory : Lakshadweep (32 Sq km)
  • Largest District : Kachchh-Gujarat (45,652 Sq km)
  • Smallest District : Mahe-Pondicherry (9 Sq km)
HIGHEST/LOWEST POPULATION
  • State with Highest Population : Uttar Pradesh (166,197,921)
  • State with Lowest Population : Sikkim (540,851)
  • UT with Highest Population : Delhi (13,850,507)
  • UT with Lowest Population : Lakshadweep (60,650)
  • District with Highest Population : Medinipur-West Bengal (9,610,788)
  • District with Lowest Population : Yanam-Pondicherry (31,394)
POPULATION DENSITY
  • State with Highest Population Density : West Bengal (903 Persons/Sq.Km)
  • State with Lowest Population Density : Arunachal Pradesh (13 Persons/Sq.Km)
  • UT with Highest Population Density : Delhi (9,340 Persons/Sq.Km)
  • UT with Lowest Population Density : Andaman&Nicobar Islands (43 Persons/Sq.Km)
  • District with Highest Population Density : North East-Delhi (29,468 Persons/Sq.Km)
  • District with Lowest Population Density : Lahul&Spiti-Himachal Pradesh (2 Persons/Sq.Km)
RURAL/URBAN POPULATION
Rural : 742,490,639 (72.2%)
Urban : 286,119,689 (27.8%)
  • State with highest proportion of Urban Population : Goa (49.76%)
  • State with lowest proportion of Urban Population : Himachal Pradesh (9.30%)
  • UT with highest proportion of Urban Population : Delhi (93.18%)
  • UT with lowest proportion of Urban Population : Dadra&NagarHaveli (22.89%)
SEX RADIO
India : 933 Females/1000 Males
Rural : 946 Females/1000 Males
Urban : 900 Females/1000 Males
  • State with Highest Female Sex Ratio : Kerala (1,058 Females/1000 Males)
  • State with Lowest Female Sex Ratio : Haryana (861 Females/1000 Males)
  • UT with Highest Female Sex Ratio : Pondicherry (1,001 Females/1000 Males)
  • UT with Lowest Female Sex Ratio : Daman & Diu (710 Females/1000 Males)
  • District with Highest Female Sex Ratio : Mahe-Pondicherry (1,147 Females/1000 Males)
  • District with Lowest Female Sex Ratio : Daman (Daman&Diu (591 Females/1000 Males)
NUMBER OF LITERATES & LITERACY RATE
Total :
Persons-560,687,797(64.8%) | Males-336,533,716(75.3%) | Females-224,154,081(53.7%)
Rural :
Persons-361,870(58.7%) | Males-817 223,551(70.7%) | Females-641 138,319,176(46.1%)
Urban :
Persons-198,816,980(79.9%) | Males-112,982,075(86.3%) | Females-85,834,905(72.9%)
  • State with Highest Literacy Rate :
  • Persons :Kerala(90.9%) Males:Kerala(94.2%) Females:Kerala (87.7%)
  • State with Lowest Literacy Rate :
  • Persons:Bihar(47.0%) Males:Bihar(59.7%) Females:Bihar(33.1%)
  • UT with Highest Literacy Rate :
  • Persons:Lakshadweep(86.7%) Males:Lakshadweep(92.5%) Females:Lakshadweep(80.5%)
  • UT with Lowest Literacy Rate :
  • Persons:Dadra&Nagar Haveli(57.6%) Males:Dadra&Nagar Haveli(71.2%) Females:Dadra&Nagar Haveli(40.2%)
  • District with Highest Literacy Rate :
  • Persons:Aizwal,Mizoram(96.5%) Males:Mahe,Pondicherry(97.6%) Females:Aizwal,Mizoram(96.26%)
  • District with Lowest Literacy Rate :
  • Persons:Dantewada,Tripura(30.17%) Males:Dantewada,Tripura (39.75%) Females:Shrawasti,UP(7.7%)
RELIGIOUS POPULATION
Hindus : 827,578,868 (80.5%)
Muslims : 138,188,240 (13.4%)
Christians : 24,080,016 (2.3%)
Sikhs : 19,215,730 (1.9%)
Buddhists : 7,955,207 (0.8%)
Jains : 4,225,053 (0.4%)
Other Religions & Persuasions : 6,639,626 (0.6%)
Religion not stated : 727,588 (0.1%)

SCHEDULED CASTES & SCHEDULED TRIBES
Scheduled Castes :
State with highest proportion of Scheduled Castes : Punjab (28.9 %)
State with lowest proportion of Scheduled Castes : Mizoram (0.03 %)
UT with highest proportion of Scheduled Castes : Chandigarh (17.5%)
UT with lowest proportion of Scheduled Castes : D & N Haveli (1.9% )
District with highest proportion of Scheduled Castes : Koch-Bihar (50.1%)
District with lowest proportion of Scheduled Castes : Lawngtlai Mizoram(0.01%)

Scheduled Tribes:
State with highest proportion of Scheduled Tribes : Mizoram (94.5 %)
State with lowest proportion of Scheduled Tribes : Goa (0.04 %)
UT with highest proportion of Scheduled Tribes : Lakshadweep (94.5 %)
UT with lowest proportion of Scheduled Tribes : A & N Islands (8.3 %)
District with highest proportion of Scheduled Tribes : Sarchhip,Mizoram(98.1%)
District with lowest proportion of Scheduled Tribes : Hathras,U.P(0.01%)