Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Jyanpith Award and facts

Jyanpith Award & Important Facts:
  • Jnanpith Award is a literary award in India.
  •  Along with the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship it is one of the two most prestigious literary honours in the country.
  • Jyanpith Award  was instituted in 1961.
  • First Jyanpith Awardee was G. Sankara Kurup for his work Odakkuzhal (Flute) in Malayalam in year 1965 .
  • It is presented by the Bharatiya Jnanpith, a trust founded by the Sahu Jain family, the publishers of the newspaper The Times of India.
  • As of 2014 most Jananpith award winners, ten have been writing in Hindi followed by eight in Kannada, five each in Bengali and Malayalam, four each in Oriya and Urdu and three each in Gujarati, Marathi and Telugu and two each in Assamese and Tamil.
  • The 48th Jnanpith award for the year 2012 conferred to Telugu writer  Ravuri Bharadhwaja.

Monday, October 20, 2014

India GK Question Paper 113

India GK Question Sample Paper 113: India General Knowledge (GK) Sample Question Paper No. 113 with Collection of 20  Question of India GK Questions under GK Quiz in PDF @  India GK Sample Papers. India General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions are also available with Quiz on daily basis.

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India GK Question Paper NO. 113:
Q.1896 The software company I-flex Solutions (Now Oracle Financial Services) was originally a division of which company?
A. Citicorp
B. Google
C. HSBC
D. IBM
Ans : A.(i-Flex  (Now Oracle Financial Services  Software Limited was started in 1990 by CITIBANK as CitiCorp Oversea Software Ltd.. Later it becomes I-Flex which was later acquired by Oracle and renamed as Oracle Financial Services  Software Limited in 2006) .

Q.1897 Which political party emerge as largest party in Haryana Assembly Election 2014 ?
A. Congress
B. INLD
C. HJC
D. BJP
Ans: D

Q.1898  The video games X box is a product of—
A. Sega
B. Sony
C. Intel
D. Microsoft
Ans : D.

Dhaula Kuan rape case: All five convicts get life term

A Delhi court on Monday awarded the maximum punishment of life sentence to five convicts in the sensational 2010 Dhaula Kuan gangrape case in which a BPO executive from the North-east was the victim. Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on each of them while directing them to pay it to the victim as compensation. "Life imprisonment is awarded to all the convicts for the offence of gangrape. A fine of Rs 50,000 is also imposed," the judge said. The court also handed down the jail term of seven years and five years for other offences of abduction and criminal intimidation to all the convicts.
The court awarded the sentence to Usman alias Kale, Shamshad alias Khutkan, Shahid alias Chhota Billi, Iqbal alias Bada Billi and Kamruddin alias Mobile, all residents of Mewat region in Haryana. Moments after the order was delivered, convict Shahid fell unconscious and was taken by cops to the medical centre in the court premises. The family members of Shahid and other convicts broke down the moment the sentence was pronounced.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Diesel deregulated, prices cut by Rs 3.37 a litre

Government on Saturday deregulated diesel prices, a move that will result in a price cut of Rs 3.37 a litre with effect from midnight on Saturday. Finance Minister Arun Jaitely said the Cabinet in its meeting today decided to deregulate or free diesel prices. Retail rates will now reflect international movement in oil prices. As a result, rates will be cut by Rs 3.37 a litre with effect from midnight tonight. This is the first reduction in diesel rates in over five years. Diesel rates were last cut on January 29, 2009 when they were reduced by Rs 2 a litre to Rs 30.86. Diesel prices were last raised by 50 paisa on September 1 and cumulatively risen by Rs 11.81 per litre in 19 instalments since January 2013. There couldn't have been more opportune time for the decision. Oil prices are near a four-year low and two major state elections are out of the way.
Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan has recently called on the government to "seize this moment", while inflation is the lowest in five years and refiners are selling at a profit for the first time ever. Brent crude has fallen 25 per cent this year to around USD 83 per barrel and expectation is that it may not cross USD 100 barrel anytime soon. The process was set in motion by the previous UPA government when it eliminated controls on petrol prices in 2010 and in January last year decided to raise diesel prices by up to 50 paisa a litre every month.