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General Knowledge - General Awareness Quiz - Questions and Answers, GK 2016


1. Which state government of India has entered into the Limca book of records for its household survey?


2. According to the IRCTC survey, which railway station has been named the cleanest in India?


3. which of the following team has won the inaugural Masters Champions League title (cricket)?


4. Which Indian umpire has been in 2016 promoted as umpire for International Hockey Federation (FIH)?


5. Mount Sinabung volcano, which erupted in 2016, is located in which country?



6. The Indravati National Park (INP) is located at which state?


7. Which Indian bank has in 2016 launched an Instant Money Transfer (IMT) payment system on its ATMs in India?


8. Which state government has in 2016 banned disposable foam food containers?


9. India has in 2016 signed agreement with which international organisation for 'Efficient and Sustainable City Bus Service Project'?


10. Which among the following pairs has won 2016 Australian Open women's double title?


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  • Ekadashi

    Parama Ekadashi

    In year 2015 Parama Ekadashi falls during leaped Ashadha month. Leaped month is also known as Adhika Masa and Ekadashi which falls during Krishna Paksha of Adhika Masam is known as Parama Ekadashi. Hence no Lunar month is fixed to observe Parama Ekadashi fasting and it is decided based on leaped month. This Ekadashi is also known as Ashadha Adhika Masa Ekadashi.
    Parana means breaking the fast. Ekadashi Parana is done after sunrise on next day of Ekadashi fast. It is necessary to do Parana within Dwadashi Tithi unless Dwadashi is over before sunrise. Not doing Parana within Dwadashi is similar to an offence.
    Parana should not be done during Hari Vasara. One should wait for Hari Vasara to get over before breaking the fast. Hari Vasara is first one fourth duration of Dwadashi Tithi. The most preferred time to break the fast is Pratahkal. One should avoid breaking the fast during Madhyahna. If due to some reasons one is not able to break the fast during Pratahkal then one should do it after Madhyahna.
    At times Ekadashi fasting is suggested on two consecutive days. It is advised that Smartha with family should observe fasting on first day only. The alternate Ekadashi fasting, which is the second one, is suggested for Sanyasis, widows and for those who want Moksha. When alternate Ekadashi fasting is suggested for Smartha it coincides with Vaishnava Ekadashi fasting day.
    Ekadashi fasting on both days is suggested for staunch devotees who seek for love and affection of Lord Vishnu.


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