National Current Affairs (Civil Service Examination), Questions and Answers, GK for UPSC, Bank PO & All Exams

1. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists: [2005]
List-1 (Person) - List-II (Organization)
A. V.R. S. Natrajan - 1. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
B. A.K. Pun - 2. Air India
C. V. Thulasidas - 3. Maruti Udyog Limited
D. Jagdish Khattar - 4. Bharat Earth Moves Limited
5. Indian Space Research Organization.

2. Consider the following statements: [2005]
1. Second World Buddhist Summit was held in Bangkok in November-December, 2004.
2. World Punjabi Conference was held in Jalandhar in December, 2004.
3. 4th Meeting of the SAARC Trade Ministers was held in Islamabad in November, 2004.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. In the year 2000, Germany approved a $ 32 million credit to India: [2002]

4. Who is the author of the book 'New Dimensions of India's Foreign Policy? [2003]

5. Consider the following statements: [2002] The Draft Electricity Bill, 2001 seeks to replace:
1. Indian Electricity Act, 1910
2. Electricity (Supply) Act, 1948
3. Electricity Regulatory Commission Act, 1998
4. State Electricity Board
Which of these statements are correct?

6. Match List I (Person) with List II (Position) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: [2004]
List-I - List-II
A. AnilKokodar - 1. Chief of the Integrated Defence Staff
B. Raman Puri - 2. Chairman, 17th Law Commission
C. M. Jagannatha Rao - 3. Chairman, ISRO
D. G. Madhavan Nair - 4. Chairman Atomic Energy

7. INSAT-3E, India's communication satellite, was launched in 2003 from: [2004]

8. Which one of the following statements is correct?
Deccan Odyseey's [2004]

9. Who among the following was selected for the 2001 Dada Saheb Phalke Award? [2003]

10. Which one among the following was awarded the CSIR. Diamond Jubilee Technology Award-2004 in September, 2005 by the Prime Minister of India? [2006]

General Knowledge

1. World Geography -Test-01
2. World Geography -Test-02
3. World Geography -Test-03
4. Geography of India -Test-01
5. Geography of India -Test-02
6. Geography of India -Test-03
7. Geography of India -Test-04
8. Geography of India -Test-05
9. History of India - Test - 01
10. History of India - Test - 02
11. History of India - Test - 03
12. History of India - Test - 04
13. History of India - Test - 05
14. History of India - Test - 06
15. History of India - Test - 07
16. INM-Test-01
17. INM-Test-02
18. INM-Test-03
19. INM-Test-04
20. INM-Test-05
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    Prabodhini Ekadashi

    Prabodhini Ekadashi is also known as Dev Uthani Ekadashi and Devutthana 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.
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