Sunday, August 22, 2010

GK - QUIZ - 4

1.Who is inventor of television?
   ANSWER: John Logie Baird 
 2.According to the 2001 Census, what is the sex-ratio (females per 1000 males) in India?
   ANSWER: 933 females per 1000 males.
3.Which Asian country is also known as the 'Land of the Golden Pagoda'?
   ANSWER:Myanmar  
4.With which sport are the national tournaments 'Durand Cup' and 'Santosh Trophy' associated?
  ANSWER:Football
5.In which pilgrimage city of India would you come across the world's longest corridor? 
  ANSWER:Rameshwaram 
6.Cotton for textile was first cultivated in?
   ANSWER:India
7.'Mixed Economy' means?
   ANSWER:co-existence of private and public sector
8.Who invented Smallpox Vaccine?
   ANSWER:Edward Jenner
9.Which city is served by the Veer Savarkar Airport?
   ANSWER:Port Blair
10.Who is known as the father of computor?
   ANSWER:Charles Babbage
11.Which is the longest river in the world?
   ANSWER: Nile
12.In 1885, who developed the vaccine for rabies?
   ANSWER:Louis Pasteur
13.The India receives its major rainfall from which monsoon?
   ANSWER: South-West Monsoon
14.Which is the oldest para military force in India?
   ANSWER:Assam Rifles
15.Which Article of the Indian Constitution gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir?
   ANSWER:Article 370 
16.What is the boundary line demarcating India and China known as ?
   ANSWER:McMahon Line 
17.Which colour is in the centre of Rainbow ?
   ANSWER:Green
18.Who is the first indian woman to win Olympic medal ?
   ANSWER:Karnam Malleshwari
19.Which state is the largest producer of tobacco ?
   ANSWER:Andhra Pradesh
20.Who was the first indian woman to scale the Mount Everest ?
   ANSWER:Bachendri Pal
21.Which state in the country has the largest number of districts ?
   ANSWER:Uttar Pradesh.
22.Who were the first Europeans to come to India for trade ?
   ANSWER:Portuguese
23.Who discovered oxygen?
   ANSWER:Joseph Priestly
24.Which country is the leading producer of mica?
   ANSWER:India
25.Who wrote the Book "Discovery of India"?
   ANSWER:Jawaharlal Nehru.
26.The grasslands found in Europe are known as?
   ANSWER:Steppes
27.The composer of Periyapuranam?
    ANSWER:Sekkilar
28.Who was the Author of "Das Capital"?
   ANSWER:Karl Marx
29.The U.N.O. Headquarters is located at?
   ANSWER:New York 
30.Which instrument is used to measure the density of milk ? 
   ANSWER: Lactometer

Saturday, July 17, 2010

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

EMERGENCY SERVICES - 108



1-0-8 Emergency Response Service is a 24X7 emergency service for medical, police and fire emergencies. The service is available for the entire state of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Goa ,Tamilnadu, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Assam, Meghalaya and Madhya Pradesh.

The main highlights are: 
  •  It is a 24x7 emergency service.
  • Toll Free number accessible from landline or mobile Emergency help will reach you in an average of 18 minutes
1-0-8  is dialed for the purposes mentioned below:
  • To save a life
  • To report a crime in progress 
  • To report a fire
 108 Emergency Response Services has also signed MOU with over 6800 hospitals which provide initial stabilization free of cost for the first 24 hours. 

Types of Emergencies:       
Medical EmergenciesPolice EmergenciesFire Emergencies
Serious Injuries
Robbery / Theft / Burglary
Burns
Cardiac arrests Street Fights Fire breakouts
Stroke
Property Conflicts Industrial fire hazards
Respiratory
Self - inflicted injuries / Attempted suicides 
Diabetics
Theft
Maternal/Neonatal/Pediatric  Fighting
Epilepsy  Public Nuisance
Unconsciousness
 Missing
Animal bites  Kidnappings
High Fever  Traffic Problems ( Traffic Jams or Rallies, raasta rokos etc )
Infections 
 Forceful actions, riots etc
Do not call 1-0-8 if there is no ‘serious people emergency’. It is not a number for enquiry or information gathering. Do not play around by dialing 1-0-8 as a joke. Otherwise a call in real emergency could be blocked and a life will be lost. If you happen to call 1-0-8 by accident then do not hang up until the officer asks you to do so. 
Source:http://www.emri.in/content/view/24/59/

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

RECIPIENTS OF BHARAT RATNA


                    NAME                                          AWARDED IN
Chakravarti Rajagopalachari (1878-1972) ..................... 1954
Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975) ...................... 1954
Dr Chandrasekhar Venkat Raman (1888-1970) ................ 1954
Dr Bhagwan Das (1869-1958) ..................................... 1955
Dr Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya (1861-1962) ...................1955
Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964).................................... 1955
Govind Ballabh Pant (1887-1961) ................................. 1957
Dr Dhondo Keshave Karve (1858-1962) .......................... 1958
Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy (1882-1962) ............................. 1961
Purushottam Das Tandon (1882-1962) ........................... 1961
Dr Rajendra Prasad (1884-1963) .................................. 1962
Dr Zakir Hussain (1897-1969) ..................................... 1963
Dr Pandurang Vaman Kane (1880-1972) ......................... 1963
Lal Bahadur Shastri (Posthumous) (1904-1966) ................ 1966
Indira Gandhi (1917-1984) ......................................... 1971
Varahagiri Venkatagiri (1884-1980) .............................. 1975
Kumaraswami Kamraj (Posthumous) (1903-1975) ............. 1976
Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu (Mother Teresa) (1910-1997) ............1980
Acharya Vinobha Bhave (Posthumous) (1895-1982) ............ 1983
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (1890-1988) ........................... 1987
Marudu Gopalan Ramachandran (Posthumous) (1917-1987) .. 1988
Dr Bhim Rao Ramji Ambedkar (Posthumous) (1891-1956) ..... 1990
Dr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (b-1918) ............................ 1990
Rajiv Gandhi (Posthumous) (1944-1991) .......................... 1991
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (Posthumous) (1875-1950) ........... 1991
Morarji Ranchhodji Desai (1896-1995) ............................ 1991
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (Posthumous) (1888-1958) .......... 1992
Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhai Tata (1904-1993) .................... 1992
Satyajit Ray (Posthumous) (1922-1992) ........................... 1992
Aruna Asaf Ali (Posthumous) (1909-1996) ........................ 1997
Gulzari Lal Nanda (Posthumous) (1898-1997) .................... 1997
Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (b-1931) ............... 1997
Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbalakshmi (1916-2004) ......... 1998
Chidambaram Subramaniam (1910-2000) ......................... 1998
Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan (Posthumous) (1902-1979) ... 1999
Professor Amartya Sen (b-1933) ..................................... 1999
Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi (Posthumous) (1890-1950) ........ 1999
Pandit Ravi Shankar (b -1920) ........................................ 1999
Sushri Lata Dinanath Mangeshkar (b-1929) ........................ 2001
Ustad Bismillah Khan (1916-2006) .................................. 2001
Bhimsen Joshi (b-1922).................................................2008

Saturday, February 27, 2010

PRESIDENTS OF INDIA

  • Dr Rajendra Prasad (1884-1963) .......................26 January 1950-13 May 1962
  • Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975) ............13 May 1962-13 May 1967
  • Dr Zakir Hussain (1897-1969) ...........................13 May 1967-3 May 1969
  • Varahagiri Venkatagiri (1884-1980) ...................3 May 1969-20 July 1969(Acting)
  • Justice Mohammad Hidayatullah (1905-1992) ......20 July 1969-24 August 1969 (Acting)
  • Varahagiri Venkatagiri (1884-1980) ...................24 August 1969-24 August 1974
  • Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (1905-1977) .....................24 August 1974-11 February 1977
  • B.D. Jatti (1913-2002) ....................................11 February 1977-25 July 1977 (Acting)
  • Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (1913-1996) .....................25 July 1977-25 July 1982
  • Giani Zail Singh (1916-1994) ..............................25 July 1982-25 July 1987
  • R. Venkataraman (b-1910) ................................25 July 1987-25 July 1992
  • Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma (1918 -1999) .................25 July 1992-25 July 1997
  • K.R. Narayanan (1920-2005) ..............................25 July 1997-25 July 2002
  • Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (b-1931) .........................25 July 2002-25 July 2007
  • Smt. Pratibha Patil (b-1934) ...............................25 July 2007-till date

Thursday, January 14, 2010

GK QUIZ - 3


1.World Longest Canal






2.World Longest Big Ship Canal




3.Longest Small Ship Canal




4.World Largest Church




5.World Highest Capital





6.World Biggest Clock




7.World Largest Continent




8.World Smallest Continent




9.World Largest in Population




10.World Largest in Area