Tuesday, April 10, 2018

What is the study of coins called ?


Numismatics is the 
study or collection of currency, including coins, tokens, paper money, and related objects. While numismatists are often characterized as students or collectors of coins, the discipline also includes the broader study of money and other payment media used to resolve debts and the exchange of goods.

Where in 1943, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose proclaimed the formation of the Provincial Government of Independent India ( Azad Hind) ?


The Permanent Settlement of Bengal in 1793 was introduced during the tenure of whom ?

Lord Cornwallis.

Permanent Settlement, also known as the Permanent Settlement of Bengal, was an agreement between the East India Company and Bengali landlords to fix revenues to be raised from land, with far-reaching consequences for both agricultural methods and productivity in the entire British Empire and the political realities of the Indian countryside. It was concluded in 1793 by the Company administration headed by Charles, Earl Cornwallis, also known as Lord Cornwallis.

When was the East India Company was founded ?

‎: ‎31 December 1600

‎: ‎London, England‎ (Great Britain)
Founders‎: ‎John Watts‎, ‎George White
Industry‎: ‎International trade

The East India Company (EIC), also known as the Honourable East India Company (HEIC) or the British East India Company and informally as John Company, was an English and later British joint-stock company, that was formed to pursue trade with the "East Indies" (in present-day terms, Maritime Southeast Asia), but ended up trading mainly with Qing China and seizing control of large parts of the Indian subcontinent.

Who was the famous astronomer of ancient India ?

Indian astronomy flowered in the 5th-6th century, with 
Aryabhata, whose Aryabhatiya represented the pinnacle of astronomical knowledge at the time. 

Aryabhata or Aryabhata (476–550 CE) was the first of the major mathematician-astronomers from the classical age of Indian mathematics and Indian astronomy. His works include the Āryabhaṭīya (499 CE, when he was 23 years old)and the Arya-siddhanta.

What was Ashvamedha ?

The Ashvamedha is a horse sacrifice ritual followed by the Śrauta tradition of Vedic religion. It was used by ancient Indian kings to prove their imperial sovereignty: a horse accompanied by the king's warriors would be released to wander for a period of one year.

Ashvameda is a forbidden rite for Kaliyuga, the current age.

Who is the first woman film star nominated for rajya sabha

Nargis Dutta

Which state does not have a railway line in India ?

It used to be Meghalaya.
But In November 2014, Meghalaya has come on the country’s rail map, when PM Narendra Modi flagged off the first train from Mendipathar, Meghalaya, to Guwahati

Where do Arboreal animals live in ?

Arboreal animals are creatures who spend the majority of their lives in trees. They eat, sleep and play in the tree canopy. There are thousands of species that live in trees, including monkeys, koalas, possums, sloths, various rodents, parrots, chameleons, geckos, tree snakes and a variety of insects.

Who is the youngest person to receive the Bharat Ratna ?

 Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is the youngest of Bharat Ratna award recipients.

What is the longest river bridge in India ?

 Dhola-Sadiya bridge, India’s longest bridge spanning 9.2 km across the Brahmaputra river in Arunachal Pradesh. 

Who is the first Indian President to ride atop a battle tank ?

 Pratibha Patil Monday became the first Indian president to ride in a battle tank when she boarded a T-90 in the desert terrain of Rajasthan to witness an army war game underway here. The nearly 500-meter tank ride lasted for about 15 minutes.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Who is the first-ever serving Cabinet Minister to get a Padma Vibhushan Award ?

Sardar Swaran Singh was an Indian politician. He was India's longest-serving union cabinet ministerHe was awarded Padma Vibhushan award - the second highest civil award by the republic of India in 1992.

Who is known as the ‘Bard of Brahmaputra” ?

 Dr. Bhupen Hazarika 

When the National Science Day is celebrated ?

National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman on 28 February 1928.

When Aam Admi Bima Yojana was launched in INDIA ?

Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana is a Social Security Scheme for rural landless household. It was launched on 2nd October, 2007 . 

Which is the only city in the world situated in two continents ?

Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and the fifth-largest city in the world by population, is considered European, yet it occupies two different continentsOne part of Istanbul lies in Europe and the other part lies in Asia. 

What is the largest land-locked country in the world ?

The largest country with no border-access to the open ocean is Kazakhstan, which has an area of 2,724,900 km² (1,052,100 mile²) and is bordered by Russia, China, Kyrgystan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and the landlocked Caspian Sea. In terms of area, Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in the world. 

Which country has the highest density of roads and railroads in the world ?

Macau, China is the top country by road density in the world. As of 2011, road density in Macau was 1,485.7 km per 100 sq.km. The top 5 countries also includes San Marino, Belgium, Singapore, and Netherlands.

How long is the mid atlantic ridge ?

The Mid-Atlantic Ridge is in effect an immensely long mountain chain extending for about 10,000 miles(16,000 km) in a curving path from the Arctic Ocean to near the southern tip of Africa. The ridge is equidistant between the continents on either side of it.

What is the longest mountain range in the world underwater ?

Mid-Atlantic Ridge
The Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR) is a mid-ocean ridge, a divergent tectonic plate or constructive plate boundary located along the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, and part of the longest mountain range in the world.

What is the largest mountain chain of the world ?

The world's longest above-water mountain range is the Andes, about 7,000 km (4,300 mi) long. The range stretches from north to south through seven countries inSouth America, along the west coast of the continent: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina.

Which continent does not have a desert ?


Which is the hottest planet oth the solar system ?

Venus is the hottest world in the solar system. Although Venus is not the planet closest to the sun, its dense atmosphere traps heat in a runaway version of the greenhouse effect that warms Earth.

When is National Green Tribunal has been set up and why ?

Under the National Green Tribunal Act 2010, the NGT was set up with the specific mandate of handling environmental disputes, particularly multi-stakeholder scenarios.

Which Indian state that has been selected as a pilot sate for launching e-Biz Project ?

Andhra Pradesh

Who is the Indian born music conductor who was honored with Israeli Presidential award ?

Zuben Mehta 

Where is the Hornbill,an endemic species found ?

It is found in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Its impressive size and colour have made it important in many tribal cultures and rituals. The great hornbill is long-lived, living for nearly 50 years in captivity. It is predominantly frugivorous, but is an opportunist and will prey on small mammals, reptiles and birds.

Great hornbills are found in the forests of IndiaBhutanNepalMainland Southeast Asia, Indonesian Island of Sumatra and North eastern region of India. 

What is the largest known galaxy ?

The largest known galaxy is IC 1101

IC 1101 is a supergiant elliptical galaxy at the center of the Abell 2029 galaxy cluster, approximately 320 megaparsecs (1.04 billion light-years) from Earth.

The Dover Strait lies between What ?

 Dover Strait is the strait at the narrowest part of the English Channel, marking the boundary between the Channel and North Sea, separating Great Britain from continental Europe

What is The boundary between North Korea and South Korea ?

  • The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZHangul )  is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula
  • It is established by the provisions of the Korean Armistice Agreement to serve as a buffer zone between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (South Korea).
  •  The demilitarized zone (DMZ) is a border barrier that divides the Korean Peninsula roughly in half. It was created by agreement between North Korea, China and the United Nations in 1953. 

What is the longest national highway in india ?

NH 44 covers the North-South Corridor of NHDP and it is officially listed as running over 3,745 km (2,327 mi) from Srinagar to Kanyakumari. It is the longest national highway in India.

How many High Courts are there in India ?

There are 24 High Courts at the state and union territory level of India which, together with the Supreme Court of India at the national level, comprise the country's judicial system. 

Which is the state of India having a negative population growth rate according to 2011 census ?

Nagaland was the only  state in the country to record a negative growth in population minus 0.47% decadal population growth in the 2011 census.

What is the common term of deuterium oxide( D20) ?

The common term of deuterium oxide( D20) is Heavy water . 

Typhoid is caused by what ?

       Typhoid is caused by  bacterium called Salmonella typhi.

What is Cloud Computing ?

Cloud computing is a general term for the delivery of hosted services over the internet.Cloud computing enables companies to consume a compute resource, such as a virtual machine (VM), storage or an application, as a utility -- just like electricity -- rather than having to build and maintain computing infrastructures in house.

Who is Hariprasad Chaurasia ?

Hariprasad Chaurasia (born July 11938) is a renowned Indian flute player whose repertoire is in Eastern Classical music. He is an innovator and a traditionalist. He is as credited for his musicianship as for his technical ability on the native instruments. He has been honoured with several awards of which the most prominent ones are the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award of India.

What is the State having the longest coastline in India?


What is the Second highest gallantry Award in India ?

     Second highest gallantry Award in India = Maha Vir Chakra (MVC)

When was Panchayati Raj was first introduced in India ?

The Panchayat Raj system was first adopted by the state of Rajasthan in Nagaur district on 2nd Oct 1959.

Where is the first tidal power plant in India is located in ?

The first tidal power plant in India is located in Gujrat. The Gujarat government is all set to develop India’s first tidal energy plant. The state government has approved Rs 25 crore for setting up the 50 MW plant at the Gulf of Kutch. It will produce energy from the ocean tides.

Right to Education has been added to the Fundamental Rights of the Indian constitution by what ?

The right to education at elementary level has been made one of the fundamental rights in 2002 under the Eighty-Sixth Amendment of 2002. 

However this right was brought in to implementation after eight years in 2010. Article 21A – On 2 April 2010, India joined a group of few countries in the world, with a historic law making education a fundamental right of every child coming into force. Making elementary education an entitlement for children in the 6–14 age group, the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act will directly benefit children who do not go to school at present. This act provides for appointment of teachers with the requisite entry and academic qualifications.

What is the largest scheduled tribe in india ?

 According to the 2011 Census of India, Bhil is the most populous tribe with a total population of 4,618,068, constituting 37.7 per cent of the total ST population. Gond is the second largest tribe, with a population of 4,357,918constituting 35.6 per cent.

What is The largest area and the highest production of large cardamom in India ?


When did Poject Tiger in India was launched ?

Project Tiger is a tiger conservation programme launched on 1 April 1973 by the Government of India during Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's tenure. The project aims at ensuring a viable population of Bengal tigers in their natural habitats and also to protect them from extinction, and preserving areas of biological importance as a natural heritage forever represented as close as possible the diversity of ecosystems across the tiger's distribution in the country.

What is the largest archipelago of the world ?

Malay Archipelago  

The Malay World, Indo-Australian archipelago, East Indies, Nusantara, and Spices Archipelago are another name of this archipelago. It is the largest archipelago by area and comprises of more than 25,000 islands.
Area: 2,000,000 km2 (770,000 sq. mi)
Location: Indian/Pacific Ocean
Ethnic groups: Predominantly Austronesians, Negritos, Papuans and Melanesians, Overseas Chinese, Overseas Indians

Note : Archipelago is a group of many islands in a large body of water. It is basically oceanic islands which is a chain, cluster or collection of scattered islands. 

What is the largest brackish water lake in asia ?

Chilika Lake
Asia(s) largest brackish water lake - Chilika Lake

What is the main objective of Aajeevika Yojana launched by Rural Development in India ?

Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY)”. 

Minister of State for Rural Development Shri Ram Kripal Yadav said that the main objectives of AGEY are to provide an alternative source of livelihoods to members of Self Help Groups (SHGs) under DAY-NRLM by facilitating them to operate public transport services in backward rural areas. This will provide safe, affordable and community monitored rural transport services like e-rickshaws, 3 and 4 wheeler motorised transport vehicles to connect remote villages with key services and amenities including access to markets, education and health for the overall economic development of the area.

Where is the Only floating National park in the world ?


  Only floating National park in the world = Keibul Lamjao, Manipur

Where is MIDHANI ( Mishra Dhatu Nigam) located in India ?

Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited abbreviated as MIDHANI, is a specialized metals and metal alloys manufacturing facility in India, located in Hyderabad, Telangana.

Which is the Only state where four cats are found ?

Only state  where four cats Tiger, Leopard, Cloud Leopard and Snow leopard is Arunachal Pradesh.

What does 17 A and 17-B in the concurrent list of Indian Constitution contain ?

17. Prevention of cruelty to animals.
17-A. Forests.
17-B. Protection of wild animals and birds.

Who was the First Chief justice of the Supreme court of India ?

Justice Sir Harilal Jekisundas Kania (3 November 1890 – 6 November 1951) was the first Chief Justice of India, dying in office in 1951.He was the chief justice of india from 1950 to 1951.

SAARC has decided to declare 2006-2015 as what ?

         1991-2000           SAARC Decade of the Girl Child
·        2001-2010           SAARC Decade of the Rights of the Child
·        2006-2015           SAARC Decade of Poverty Alleviation
·        2010-2020           SAARC Decade of Intra-regional Connectivity

Where and when was SAARC Secretariat was established ?

The SAARC Secretariat was established in Kathmandu on 16 January 1987 and was inaugurated by Late King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah of Nepal.

When SAARC was founded and where ?

SAARC was founded in Dhaka on 8 December 1985

What is the lowest limit for a parliamentary constituency at present?Are these limits uniform for all States?

  • The maximum limits of election expenditure vary from State to State. The lowest limit at present for a parliamentary constituency is Rs. 16 lakhs for the constituency of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu and Lakshadweep. The lowest limit for assembly constituency is Rs. 8 lakh in Goa, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura and Puducherry
  • No

What was the limit for the Parliamentary and Assembly constituencies in the above States at the time of the last general election in 2009?

The limit of election expenses in the above bigger states at the time of 2009 general election was Rs. 25 lakhs for a Parliamentary constituency and Rs. 10 lakhs for an assembly constituency.

What is the limit for election expenditure in a parliamentary constituency in bigger States, like, UP, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, M.P?

The limit for election expenditure is revised from time to time. At present the limit of expenditure for a parliamentary constituency in bigger states like U. P, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh is Rs. 40 lakhs.

What is the minimum age for becoming a candidate for Lok Sabha or Assembly election?

Twenty Five Years

Article 84 (b) of Constitution of India provides that the minimum age for becoming a candidate for Lok Sabha election shall be 25 years. Similar provision exists for a candidate to the Legislative Assemblies vide Article 173 (b) of the Constitution read with Sec. 36 (2) of the R. P. Act, 1950.

In which year Indian Forest Service came into being ?

Indian Forest Service was created in 1966 under the All India Services Act 1951.

Ox-bow lake originates from which sources ?

An oxbow lake forms when a river creates a meander, due to the river's eroding the bank. After a long period of time, the meander becomes very curved, and eventually the neck of the meander becomes narrower and the river cuts through the neck during a flood, cutting off the meander and forming an oxbow lake.

What events occurred in 1757 and 1857 ?

     Events in 1757 and 1857= Battle of Plassey and Sepoy’s mutiny

Who was awarded Golden Ball honors in the FIFA 2014

The adidas Golden Ball is given to the outstanding player at the FIFA World Cup. The players who finish second and third are given the Silver Ball and Bronze Ball respectively.
  • Golden Ball:Lionel Messi
  • Silver Ball:Thomas Müller
  • Bronze Ball:  Arjen Robben

When was the Treaty of Yandaboo signed ?

The Treaty of Yandaboo was signed in the year 1826. It was a peace treaty between East India Company and His Majesty the King of Ava that ended the First Anglo-Burmese War. The Treaty of Yandaboo was signed on February 24, 1826 by General Sir Archibald Campbell on the British side, and by Governor of Legaing Maha Min Hla Kyaw Htin from the Burmese side. The Yandabo treaty marks the start of British rule in Assam.

The treaty ended the longest and most expensive war in British Indian history. Fifteen thousand European and Indian soldiers died, together with an unknown (but almost certainly higher) number of Burmese. The campaign cost the British five million pounds sterling (roughly 18.5 billion in 2006 dollars)[3] to 13 million pounds sterling; this expenditure led to a severe economic crisis in British India in 1833

How many judge in Supreme court of India ?

31(30+1) (Sanctioned strength)
25(24+1) (Present strength)

How many hours before actual polling, the election campaign has to stop in India ?

Prohibition of public meetings and processions during 48 hours immediately before the close of the poll.

Where is IAS officials training institutions is established and located ?

Academy started in Mussoorie 
1st September, 1959
The Academy is located in the charming hill station of Mussoorie also known as the Queen of the Hills. Mussoorie is situated on 300 270 N and 780 060 E 290 km north from the national capital of New Delhi. It lies in Garhwal Himalayan ranges average attitude being 1,880 metres (6,170 ft.). It is a sub-division of Dehradun District of State of Uttarakhand.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

What is the Origin and end point of Stillwell ( Ledo) road ?

  •  Ledo, Assam, India to KunmingYunnan, China. 
  • Of the 1,726 kilometres (1,072 mi) long road, 1,033 kilometres (642 mi) is in Burma and 632 kilometres (393 mi) is in China with the remainder in India.
  • After the war, the road fell into disuse. In 2010, the BBC reported, "Much of the road has been swallowed up by jungle."