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73rd Amendment Act, 1992 (Panchayati Raj)

The act was passed in 1992 that gives constitutional status to Panchayati Raj institution. The act added to new part IX and 11th schedule.Do you know? - There were 395 Articles and 8 Schedules in the constitution when it finally passed. But now there are 444 articles and 12 schedules.This act is entitled as "The Panchayats" and consists of provisions from Article 243 to 243 (O). It consists of 29 functional items of the Panchayats. The Panchayati Raj system is only for states having more than 20 lakhs of population. The tenure of every Panchayat should be 5 years and election should be held 6 months before expiry of tenure.Direct election held and seats for SC, ST and womans are preserved. Panchayat can collect appropriate taxes duties tolls and fees. The election is arranged by State Election Commission. The State Election commissioner is appointed by Governer. He can be removed in the same manner as judge of High court.

Important GA Questions

Who is the author of "Mein Kampf"?
Who was the first president of independent India?
Vasco D Gama came to India at the time of whose reign?
Which of the following book is not written by Chetan bhagat?
Ashoka sent whom to propagate Buddhism?
 Which factor is responsible for the formation of bread?
Which instrument is used to measure an earthquake?
According to which article emergency is declared by President of India?

GK Rapid Popup - Part 1

"The Godfather" is autobiography of Mario Kuzo.
Sirajuddaula was defeated by Lord Clive in Battle of Plassey.
Maximum duration of solar Eclipse is 7 minutes 40 seconds.
First session of constitution assembly was at New Delhi.
Graphite is used as moderator in Nuclear reactor.
National emergency suspends the Right to Freedom
Shovna Narayan is related to Classical Dance.
Amuktamalyada written by Krishmadeva Rai in Telgu.
Brahmi script were used in earliest Tamil inscription.
Wind-wane used for knowing wind directions.
Vitamin D considers as hormones.
Beaufort scale for measuring wind velocity.
Anagpal of Tomar Rule credited for establishment of Delhi.
Pt. Ravishankar's autobiography is "My music, My life".
Madhubani painting is related to Bihar.
Oxygen and Ozone are considered as Allotropes.
Frog respirates from skin.
Ruhr-Westphalia is famous industrial area of Germany.
First Newspaper of India is Bengal Gazette.

Static GK, June, 2017

World wildlife Day observed on? - 3rd of March.Takhni-Rehmapur Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Punjab.Mukul Sangma is the present CM of Meghalaya.Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia.Saudi riyal is the currency of Saudi Arabia.UNICEF Headquarters in New York City, USA. It was founded in 1946. Anthony Lake became the sixth Executive Director of the UNICEF.The ICJ was established in 1945. The ICJ headquarters in the Hague, Netherlands.

Expected Questions on Oscars awards

The 59th Academy Award was given to various categories which is popularly known as Oscar Awards.Question 1. Which film got Best picture Award in Oscars?
Answer 1: MoonlightQuestion 2. Who is awarded as best actor in Oscars 2017?
Answer 2: Casey Affleck is awarded by Oscar for movie 'Manchester
by the Sea'.Question 3. Who is awarded for Best Music?
Answer 3: City of Stars
from La La Land (Music By – Justin Hurwitz, Lyric By – Benj Pasek
& Justin Paul)Question 4. Which documentary awarded in Academy Awards 2017?
Answer 4: O.J.: Made in AmericaQuestion 5. Which is the Best foreign language movie?
Answer 5. 'The Salesman' is awarded as best foreign language.The above given Question may be asked in upcoming examinations.

Second Week, February - 2017

Question 1. Name the Theme of BRICS Summit 2017?
Answer 1. Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future.Question 2. Name the Venue of 2017 BRICS Summit?
Answer 2. Xiamen, China.Question 3. Name the Organization, which has been acquired by Nokia for $371 million to help phone carriers manage their networks, recently?
Answer 3. Comptel.Question 4. Name the lake, on which India's first floating elementary school has inaugurated, recently?
Answer 4. Loktak Lake, Manipur.Question 5. Name the India's first cashless township, which has inaugurated by Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, recently?
Answer 5. Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers and Chemicals (GNFC).Question 6. Who wrote "Jewish Heritage in India"?
Answer 6. TV Parashuram (He was Journalist).

Death of recent, Jiro Taniguchi and Dharmsheel Chaturvedi

Death is real truth of Life but sometimes it hurts much. Jiro Taniguchi who was a Japanese manga writer died while we also lost Pandit Dharmsheel Chaturvedi who was journalist and poet.JiroTaniguchi
Jiro Taniguchi, a Japanese manga legend Dies at 69Jiro Taniguchi, a Japanese manga writer died in Tokyo. He was 69. Taniguchi began his career as an assistant to the artist Kyota Ishikawa.His own first piece of manga was published in the year 1970 named 'A Desiccated Summer.'Taniguchi first shot to fame in Japan at the end of the 1980s with the first volume of 'The Times of Botchan'.The eminent thinker, writer and journalist Pandit Dharmsheel Chaturvedi passed away.The Hindi Kavi Pt. Dharmsheel Chaturvedi was considered ‘Swayam Mein Benaras’ means ‘Banaras in Himself in elite circle.Q1. The name of legendary manga writer who died recently? He belongs to...
Ans2. Jiro Taniguchi from Japan.Q2. Name the eminent journalist and laughter , who has died, recently?
Ans2. Pandit Dha…

First in India

Prime Minister : Jawaharlal Nehru
President : Dr. Rajendra Prasad
Governor-General of Indian Union : Rajgopalachari
Indian ICS Officer : Satyendrab Nath Tagore
Indian Man to Swim Across the English Channel : Mihir Sen
Man to Climb Mount Everest : Sherpa Tenzing
Man to Climb Mount Everest twice : Nawang Gombu
Muslim Woman to sit on the throne of Delhi : Razia Sultana
President of the Indian National Congress : W. C. Banerjee
Woman President of the Indian National Congress : Annie Besant
President to Die in Office : Dr. Zakir Hussain
Prime Minister to Lose an Election : Indira Gandhi
Prime Minister to Resign from Office : Morarji Desai
Deputy Prime Minister : Vallabhbhai Patel
Test-tube Baby : Indira (Baby Harsha)
Woman Central Minister : Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
Woman Chief Minister of a State : Mrs. Sucheta Kripalani
Woman Governor : Mrs. Sarojini Naidu
Woman Minister : Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Pandit
Woman to Climb the Mt. Everest : Bachendri Pal
Woman to Win the Nobel Prize : Mother Teresa (1…

Questions 5 : General Knowledge for BOB Class IV

"City of Seven Hills" is in - Rome
UN Day is observed on - October 24
Sharda Acts deals with - Child Marriage
"We learn from history that we learn nothing from history" quotation from - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
When was SAARC founded? - December 8, 1985 in Dhaka, Bangladesh
First Home Minister of India - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
When was Bangladesh created? - March 26, 1971
Hari Prasad Chaurasia is renowned player of - Flute
When was Reserve Bank of India established? - April 1, 1935
World Cup Football 2018 will be played in which country? - Russia


किसे सात पहाड़ों का शहर कहा जाता है? - रोम संयुक्त राष्ट्र दिवस मनाया जाता है - २४ अक्टूबर शारदा एक्ट काम करता है -  बाल विवाह "हमने इतिहास से यह सीखा कि हमने इतिहास से कुछ नहीं सीखा" किसका विचार है -  जॉर्ज वेल्हेलम फ्रेडरिच हेगल "सारक"देशों का समूह कब स्थापित हुआ था? - ८, दिसंबर १९८५ को ढाका, बांग्लादेश भारत के प्रथम गृह मंत्री कौन हैं? - सरदार वल्लभभाई पटेल
बांग्लादेश का विभाजन कब हुआ था? - म…

About Padma Awards of India

Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year. This year the President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards to 89 persons as per the list below. The list comprises of 7 Padma Vibhushan, 7 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri Awardees. 19 of the awardees are wo…

Common Ores of Aluminium, Zinc and Iron

Ores of Aluminium:
Bauxite - Hydrated Aluminium oxides
Cryolite - Sodium aluminium fluoride
Corundum - Aluminium oxideProperties of Aluminium:
Silvery light metal, malleable & ductile.
Good conductor of heat and electricity.
2050°C (boiling point) & 660°C (melting point).Ores of zinc:
Zinc blende - Zinc sulphide
Calamine - Zinc carbonate
Zincite - Zinc oxide
Properties of Zinc:
Greyish white metal.
Brittle at ordinary temperature, malleable and ductile - around 120°C, and brittle beyond 200°COres of iron:
Haematite - Iron [III] oxide
Magnetite - Tri iron tetroxide
Iron pyrites - iron disulphide
Spathic iron ore - Iron [II] carbonate

Questions 4 : GK for SSC Lower Division Clerk

Who is the chief of Army Staff (India)? - Bipin Rawat
The author of book "Turning Points - A Journey Through Challenges" is - A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Who is the present Chief Election Commissioner of India? - Nasim Zaidi (2015-2017)
The oldest language of India is - Tamil
Mohiniattam is the dance form of which state? - Kerala
What was the name of father of the Great Ashoka? - Bindusara
"Niagara Falls" is in - Canada
What is the name of First English Newspaper in India? Hickey's Bengal Gazette (James Augustus Hickey)
Who is the first scientist have been awarded by Bharat Ratna? - C.V. Raman
Radha Reddy is related to which of the dance form? - Kuchipudi
Hirakud Dam is established on which river? - Mahanadi
"Arthashastra" is written by - Chanakya
भारतीय सेना प्रमुख का नाम है - विपिन रावत "टर्निंग पॉइंट - ए जर्नी थ्रू चैलेंजस" पुस्तक के लेखक का नाम है -  एपीजे अब्दुल कलाम भारत के वर्तमान इलेक्शन कमिश्नर का नाम है - नसीम ज़ाइदी (२०१५-२०१७) भारत की प्राची…

Questions 3 : General Knowledge Geography

Where is Indian Forest Research Institute situated? - Dehradun
When was India's Forest Policy Framed? - 1894
Flora is term related to - Plants of a particular region or period
Which type of forest is known as Monsoon Forests? - Tropical Deciduous Forest
Movements of forest conservation - Van Mahotsava and Chipko Movement
What percentage of surface is covered with water? - 3/4
Which is the Longest Dam in the World? - Hirakud
Leading Producer of Iron Ore - India
Which is the Oldest oil fields in India? - Digboi field
Three crops of rice are harvested in which state of India? - West Bengal
Which is the First Iron & Steel Plant in India - TISCO (TATA Iron & Steel Company)
Kandla is the port located in - Gujarat
Who maintains district roads? - Zila Parishad
"Aesthetics" is term whose meaning is - Landscape beauty
Which is the Highest Himalayan peak in India? - Kanchanjungha
What is formula to find out Average Rainfall? Average Rainfall = Total annual rainfall / Numbe…

Questions 2 : GK for SSC LDC

Speed is a scalar or vector quantity? - Vector
Palaeontology is study of - Fossils
Which element is most active? - Potassium
Which is smallest cellular part? - Ribosome
The universal recipient blood group is - AB
Equality is described in which Article of Constitution? - Article 14
Chromosome is formed by participation of - DNA and Protein
Who developed vaccine of Rabies? - Lue Pasture
Tobacco is injurious to health because it contains - Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
World largest sea bridge is located in - China (The Jiaozhou Bay bridge)
First doctor of India who is blind - Kritika
R.K. Laxman is renowned as - Cartoonist
State which is Largest Tea producer of India - Assam
The treaty of Purandar is signed between - Jaisingh and Shivaji
Core of Earth is in form of - Liquid
"Dhyan Chand Trophy" is related to which sport - Hockey

वेग कैसी राशि है? - सदिश राशि
जीवाश्मिकी किसका अध्ययन है? - जीवाश्म
सबसे अधिक सक्रिय तत्त्व कौन सा है? - पोटैशियम
सबसे छोटा कोशकीय अंग है - राइबोस…

Questions 1 : General Knowledge for SSC, IBPS

Which state is the leading producer of soybean in India? - Madhya Pradesh
Which fish is used for mosquito control? - Gambusia
Which of Indian scientists' theory led to theory of Black hole? - S. Chandrashekhar
Pollination by Butterflies is called? - Entomophily
The plant which flower only once in their lifetime is called - Monocarpic
Which of the disease commonly found in areas where Maize is main diet? - Pellagra
Pushkalavati was capital of which of the ancient Kingdom? - Gandhara
Dharanikota in Southern India is related to which ancient dynasty? - Satavahana
Sankosh river forms boundary between which two states? - Assam and Arunachal Pradesh
Which of the Rigvedic deities represented Storm? - Maruts
Who is the founder of Madhyamika Philosophy? - Nagarjuna
First Person to reach Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen? - Reinhold Messner

भारत के किस राज्य में सोयाबीन का उत्पादन सबसे अधिक है? - मध्य प्रदेश
किस मछली का इस्तेमाल मक्चरों पर काबू पाने के लिए किया जाता है? - गंबूसिया

Highest Waterfall of India | Other General GK Questions

The highest Waterfall of India is - Kunchikal Falls (455 meters or 1493 feet)
Palk Strait connect which of two countries - India and Srilanka
Which state is rich in Jute production - West Bengal
Headquarters of WHO is at - Geneva, Switzerland
Which state is called the 'Rice Bowl' of India? - Andhra Pradesh
Who was 'Political Guru' of Mahatma Gandhi? - Gopalkrishna Gokhale
Who was first Chief Election Commissioner of India? - Sukumar Sen
What is meant by a 'pir' in the Sufi Tradition? - The Guru of the Sufis
Age of retirement of Supreme Court Judge is - 65 years
Which element is known as the 'immovable property' in the cell? - Nucleic acid
Breeding and Management of Bees is known as - Apiculture

How many time zones are there in the world?

Answer: Actually, there are 24 different time zones with a difference of 15 degree longitude in the world. The Earth completes one full rotation in 24 hours at a speed of 15 degrees per hour. The hypothesis behind time zones is that the world is theoretically divided into 24 equal longitudinal zones and the time is accordingly adjusted in each zone by an hour.

Sir Sanford Fleming in the late 1800s gave idea of establishing time zones, but it was only in 1929 when it was established worldwide. Its implementation had minimal effect on the traditional way of telling the time in each zone and made it easier for people to understand the time differences between the zones.

Greenwich Meridian is the main reference for different time zones which is placed in Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England. It is popularly known as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). But now GMT is replaced with a new term called 'Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)'.

The UTC is the starting point from which the times in…

United Nations Organisation (UNO)

The United Nation (UN) is a world organisation came into existence after World War II in 24th of October, 1945. Leaders around the world including American President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Churchill, decided to create a world organisation that ensure peace.

When UNO started, it have only 51 nations in the organisation but its number of members are now 193 including newly created South Sudan. The headquarter of UNO is in New York City.

Following are two important terms regarding UNO:
The General Assembly is the main place for discussion of United Nations and making policy.The Security Council, which have primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. There are 15 members in UN security council. There are only 5 permanent members of the Security Council - China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and USA (United State of America). It have 10 non-permanent members elected for 2 years starting on 1st January.
In year 2013, Saudi Arabia refused to…