Saturday, April 30, 2011

The biggest newspaper market in the world

With a sale of 107 million newspapers daily, India is the biggest newspaper market in the world. Together with China and Japan, it accounts for over 60 per cent of the global newspaper sales.

The Blue moon

There are 12 full moons most years but every two or three years there is an extra full moon which is called a “Blue moon”.

Indian Railways-Asia’s First and the world’s fourth largest railway network

Indian Railways (Hindi: Bhāratīya Rail), the state-owned railway company of India, which owns and operates most of the country’s rail transport. It is overseen by the Ministry of Railways of the Government of India.
Indian Railways has more than 64,015 kilometres (39,777 mi) of track and 6,909 stations. It has the world’s fourth largest railway network after that of the United States, Russia and China.The railways traverse the length and breadth of the country and carry over 20 million passengers and 2 million tons of freight daily. It is one of the world’s largest commercial or utility employers, with more than 1.6 million employees. As to rolling stock, IR owns over 200,000 (freight) wagons, 50,000 coaches and 8,000 locomotives.
Railways were first introduced to India in 1853. By 1947, the year of India’s independence, there were forty-two rail systems. In 1951 the systems were nationalised as one unit, becoming one of the largest networks in the world. IR operates both long distance and suburban rail systems on a multi-gauge network of broad, metre and narrow gauges. It also owns locomotive and coach production facilities.
Initially, the Indian railways were both designed and built by the British, during their colonial rule of the subcontinent.

Facts About Indian Railways

Founded     16 April 1857 (1857-04-16)
Headquarters     New Delhi, Delhi, India
Area served     India
Key people     Mamata Banerjee
(Ministry of Railways)
E. Ahamed & K.H. Muniyappa (Ministers of State)
Vivek Sahai(Chairman, Railway Board)
Products  :   Rail transport, Cargo transport, Services, more…
Revenue   :  Indian Rupee 88,355 crore (US$19.17 billion) (2009-10)
Net income     Indian Rupee 951 crore (US$206.37 million) (2009-10)
Owner(s)     Republic of India (100%)
Employees     1,600,000 (2009)
Divisions     16 Railway Zones (excluding Konkan Railway)
Website   :

Railway zones

Indian Railways is divided into zones, which are further sub-divided into divisions. The number of zones in Indian Railways increased from six to eight in 1951, nine in 1952, and finally 17 in 2010. Each zonal railway is made up of a certain number of divisions, each having a divisional headquarters. There are a total of sixty-seven divisions.
1.CentralCR1951, November 5MumbaiMumbaiBhusawalPuneSolapur,Nagpur
2.East CentralECR2002, October 1HajipurDanapurDhanbadMughalsarai,SamastipurSonpur
3.East CoastECoR2003, April 1BhubaneswarKhurda RoadSambalpur,Visakhapatnam
4.EasternER1952, AprilKolkataHowrahSealdahAsansolMalda
5.North CentralNCR2003, April 1AllahabadAllahabadAgraJhansi
6.North EasternNER1952GorakhpurIzzatnagarLucknowVaranasi
7.North WesternNWR2002, October 1JaipurJaipurAjmerBikanerJodhpur
8.Northeast FrontierNFR1958,15th JanGuwahatiAlipurduarKatiharRangia,LumdingTinsukia
9.NorthernNR1952, April 14DelhiDelhiAmbalaFirozpurLucknow,Moradabad
10.South CentralSCR1966, October 2SecunderabadSecunderabadHyderabad,GuntakalGunturNanded,Vijayawada
11.South East CentralSECR2003, April 1BilaspurBilaspurRaipurNagpur
12.South EasternSER1955KolkataAdraChakradharpurKharagpur,Ranchi
13.South WesternSWR2003, April 1HubliHubliBangaloreMysore
14.SouthernSR1951, April 14ChennaiChennaiTiruchirappalliMadurai,PalakkadSalem,Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)
15.West CentralWCR2003, April 1JabalpurJabalpurBhopalKota
16.WesternWR1951, November 5MumbaiMumbai CentralRatlam,AhmedabadRajkotBhavnagar,Vadodara
17.Kolkata Metro2010, December 25KolkataKolkata Metro

General Knowledge & Current Affairs Questions and Answers 1

1. Who among the following has been appointed the National
Security Adviser by the UPA Government ?
 (a) Brajesh Mishra
 (b) J. N. Daxit
 (c) Soli J. Sorabjee
 (d) T. K. A. Nair
 Ans: ( b ) J. N. Daxit
2. Who among the following is the new Chief Minister of
Karnataka ?
 (a) S. M. Krishna
 (b) Uma Bharti
 (c) Dharam Singh
 (d) Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy 
 Ans: ( c ) Dharam Singh
3. Who among the following has won the Miss Universe 2004
crown ?
 (a) Jennifer Hawkins 
 (b) Shandi Finnessey
 (c) Alba Reyes
 (d) None of these 
 Ans: ( a ) Jennifer Hawkins
4. A solemn ceremony to mark the 60th Anniversary of D-Day
landings of the Allies troops during the Second World War,
was held in
 (a) Pearl Harbour
 (b) Normandy
 (c) New York
 (d) Lisbon 
 Ans: ( b ) Normandy
5. Which of the following cricketers holds the world record
of maximum number of sixes in Tests ?
 (a) Chris Carins (New Zealand)
 (b) Viv Richards (West Indies)
 (c) Sachin Tendulkar (India)
 (d) Wasim Akram (Pakistan)
 Ans: ( a ) Chris Carins (New Zealand)
6. Who among the following has been appointed the new Chief
Justice of India ?
 (a) Justice Rajendra Babu
 (b) Justice V. N. Khare
 (c) Justice R. C. Lahoti
 (d) None of these
 Ans: ( c ) Justice R. C. Lahoti
7. Who among the following sports persons got the honour of
lighting the Olympic flame at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium
in New Delhi recently ?
 (a) Anjali Bhagwat
 (b) Abhinav Bindra
 (c) Viswanathan Anand
 (d) K. M. Beenamol
 Ans: ( a ) Anjali Bhagwat
8. Who among the following has been appointed new chairman
of the National Commission for Farmers ?
 (a) Ajit Singh
 (b) K. C. Pant
 (c) Dr. M. S. Swaminathan
 (d) Sharad Pawar
 Ans: ( c ) Dr. M. S. Swaminathan
9. Which of the following planets crossed the face of the
sun (in transit) after 122 years recently ?
 (a) Mars
 (b) Venus
 (c) Jupiter
 (d) Saturn 
 Ans: ( b ) Venus
10. Which of the following countries was readmitted to the
Commonwealth recently ?
 (a) Nepal
 (b) Myanmar
 (c) Pakistan
 (d) None of these
 Ans: ( c ) Pakistan
11. The world governing body of which of the following
sports celebrated its 100 years in existence recently ?
 (a) Football 
 (b) Hockey 
 (c) Badminton 
 (d) Cricket 
 Ans: ( a ) Football
12. Who among the following won the men?s singles title of
the French Open 2004 ?
 (a) Guillermo Coria 
 (b) Roger Federer 
 (c) Andy Roddick
 (d) Gaston Gaudio 
 Ans: ( d ) Gaston Gaudio
13. Who is India?s first Woman Grand Master in Chess ?
 (a) Aarthie Ramaswamy 
 (b) Koneru Humpy
 (c) S. Meenakshi
 (d) S. Vijayalakshmi 
 Ans: ( b ) Koneru Humpy
14. The age of a tree can be determined by
 (a) Measuring its height
 (b) Measuring its diameter
 (c) Analyzing its sap
 (d) Counting the annual growth rings of its stem
 Ans: ( d ) Counting the annual growth rings of its stem
15. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?
 Mountains   Continents 
 (a) The Rocky  : North America
 (b) The Andes  : South America
 (c) The Alps  : Europe
 (d) The Ural  : Africa 
 Ans: ( d ) The Ural  : Africa
16. Which of the following pairs is correctly matched ?
 (a) ?Purna Swaraj? Resolution  : 1929
 (b) Martyrdom of Sardar Bhagat Singh : 1931
 (c) Formation of the Congress Socialist Party: 1939
 (d) Simla Confeence   : 1940
 Ans: ( b ) Martyrdom of Sardar Bhagat Singh : 1931
17. The Lingaraja Temple built during the medieval period is at
 (a) Bhubaneswar
 (b) Khajuraho
 (c) Madurai
 (d) Mount Abu
 Ans: ( a ) Bhubaneswar
18. Which one of the following is essentially a solo dance ?
 (a) Kuchipudi
 (b) Kathak
 (c) Manipuri
 (d) Mohiniattam
 Ans: ( d )  Mohiniattam
19. The deepest oceanic trench ?Mariana? is located in 
 (a) Atlantic Ocean 
 (b) Arctic Ocean
 (c) Pacific Ocean 
 (d) Indian Ocean 
 Ans: ( c ) Pacific Ocean
20. Although fog consists of fine drops of water, we cannot
see clearly through it because 
 (a) The light rays undergo total internal reflection in the
 (b) Fine drops of water in fog polarize the light 
 (c) The fine drops are opaque to the light
 (d) The drops scatter most of the light 
 Ans: ( d ) The drops scatter most of the light
21. During the Mughal period, which one of the following
were the first to come to India as traders ?
 (a) Portuguese 
 (b) Dutch
 (c) Danish
 (d) English 
 Ans: ( a ) Portuguese
22. Who among the following Delhi Sultans is known for
introducing market control mechanism ?
 (a) Iltutmish
 (b) Balban
 (c) Alauddin Khalji
 (d) Firoze Tughlaq
 Ans: ( c ) Alauddin Khalji
23. Which one of the following mountain peaks of the
Himalayas is NOT in India ?
 (a) Annapurna
 (b) Nanda Devi 
 (c) Mt. Kamet
 (d) Kanchenjunga
 Ans: ( a ) Annapurna
24. A rift valley is formed mainly due to
 (a) The forces of tension in the earth?s crust
 (b) The subsidence of the floor of a river valley 
 (c) The valley formed after the formation of fold mountains 
 (d) The deepening of a valley by ice action 
 Ans: ( a ) The forces of tension in the earth?s crust
25. Who is the author of the book, ?The Man Who Divided India? ?
 (a) Arun Shourie
 (b) Dominique Lapierre
 (c) Rafiq Zakaria
 (d) Salman Rushdie
 Ans: ( c ) Rafiq Zakaria

Friday, April 29, 2011

Top 10 B.Tech Engineering Colleges in Hyderabad

Hyderabad is one of the most seek after destination for higher quality-education all over Southern India. Hyderabad hosts six state-universities, three deemed-universities and two central-universities. Engineering is one such lucrative career option, mostly preferred by the youths of India. There are several top 10 Engineering colleges in Hyderabad scattered all over the state providing an excellent education system to the scholars:

Top Engineering Colleges in Hyderabad

1) JNTU College of Engineering

JNTU Hyderabad
Kukatpally, Hyderabad – 500 085, Andhra Pradesh, India
Phone : +91- 40-23158661
The college is counted as one of best centers with sophisticated instrument facilities and eminent teaching staffs to incarnate high quality engineers. The college is receiving funds for development from different central and state agencies.

2) Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology

Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology
Chaitanya Bharati Post, Gandipet
HYDERABAD – 500 075
Phone: 040 – 24193057
Fax: 040 – 24193067
The institute imparts value based education for creating professionals with the sense of humanity, responsibility and loyalty. The centre offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in engineering field.

3) University College of Engineering, Osmania University, 


Osmania University,
Hyderabad – 500 007, Andhra Pradesh, India
Contact: 91- 40 -27098254, 91- 40- 27682384
The college provides ambient environment for the development of engineers to meet every needs that can be provided to the nation. It helps to grow the habit of thinking learning and developing ideas.

4) Deccan College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad

Deccan College of Engineering and Technology
Dar-Us-Salam, Hyderabad – 500 001, Andhra Pradesh
Phone: +91-40-24802634
Fax: +91-40-24802634
The college is regarded as one among the top in Andhra providing quality education in the engineering field. The placement cell is much active in the college creating opportunities to students for better future.

5) International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad

International Institute of Information Technology
Gachibowli, Hyderabad.
Phone: + 91-40-23001967
The institute is provided with high quality instruments and eminent professors and lecturers which enable them to develop new technologies to extend its industrial and societal application. The centre offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in engineering field.

6) Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad

Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology
Gandipet, Hyderabad, A.P., India – 500075
Phone: +91-8413-233865, +91-040-24193276
Fax: +91-040-24193278
CBIT is counted as one of the top colleges providing quality education for aspirants and helps them to create high end technologies for the benefit of mankind. They are also promoting the up-gradation of existing technologies with new ideas.

7) Muffakham Jah College of Engineering & Technology, Hyderabad

Muffakham Jah College of Engineering & Technology

8-2-249, Mount Pleasant, Road Number 3,
Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, A.P. India, – 500034
Phone: +91- 040-23352084, 23357195 23351986
Fax: 040-23353428, 23350605
The college promotes progressive thinking for incarnating technologists who can create and apply ideas and findings for the better future of society. The centre also expects to start research in the field to promote strong value based developments.


Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad

Vasavi College of Engineering
9-5-81, Ibrahimbagh, Hyderabad – 500 031, A.P. India
Phone: +91-40 – 23513317, +91-40 – 23146003
Vasavi college imparts eminent lecturers and sophisticated laboratories for development of new technologies and talents for better tomorrow. The college is dedicated to generate technically excellent engineers with great human values.

9) Mahaveer Institute of Science & Technology, Hyderabad

Mahaveer Institute of Science & Technology
Vyasapuri, Bndlaguda, Keshavagiri Post,
C.R.P. Camp, Keshogiri, Hyderabad- 500005.
Phone: +91- 40-5500773
Out of the colleges providing engineering studies in Hyderabad, MIST is counted to be one among the top ten. The college promotes industrial interface and training for students and creates opportunities to them.

10) Nagarjuna Sagar Engineering College, Hyderabad

Nagarjuna Sagar Engineering College, Hyderabad
Susruta Educational Academy, Plot No: 253, Phase-II,
Kamalapuri Colony , Hyderabad -500073, Andhra Pradesh
Phone: +91-40-23731578
Muffakham Jah College of Engineering & Technology
Nagarjuna Institute of Technology & Sciences was established in the year 1998 at Miryalguda, Nalgonda district. It was established by highly qualified, ambitious group of people with the motto of academic excellence and service to mankind.

Bank PO/MBA/Clerk practice papers with Answer | Bank PO/MBA/Clerk Sample papers

1. A ____ is a named location on a disk where files are stored.
A folder
B pod
C version
D none of the above
Ans (A)
2. The ____ allows you to choose where to go and is located below the Standards Buttons toolbar.
A System menu
B Address bar
C Menu bar
D none of the above
Ans (B)
3. A ____ is a set of computer instructions that carry out a task on the computer.
A program
B database
C memory file
D none of the above
Ans (A)
4. An operating system version designed for home use is Microsoft Windows XP ____.
A Home Edition
B Media Center Edition
C Tablet PC Edition
D none of the above
Ans (A)
5. A user-interface that is easy to use is considered to be ____.
A user-happy
B user-simple
C user-friendly
D none of the above
Ans (C)
6. When you press and release the secondary mouse button you are ____.
A Right-clicking
B Left-clicking
C either a. or b.
D neither a. nor b.
Ans (A)
7. Another term for hyperlink is ____.
A link
B source
C bar
D none of the above
Ans (A)
8. A ____ is a flash memory storage device that plugs into a USB port.
A USB snap drive
B USB flash drive
C USB memory maker drive
D none of the above
Ans (B)
9. An operating system version designed for use with a Media Center PC is Microsoft Windows XP ____.
A Home Edition
B Media Center Edition
C Tablet PC Edition
D none of the above
Ans (B)
10. A graphical user interface displays ____.
A graphics
B text
C both (A) and (B).
D neither (A) nor (B).
Ans (C)
11. When you quickly press and release the left mouse button twice, you are ____.
A Primary-clicking
B Double-clicking
C pointing
D none of the above
12. Underlined text, such as text and folder names is referred to as a ____.
A hyperlink
B menu
C source drive
D none of the above
Ans (A)
13. The ____ program compresses larger files into a smaller file.
A WinZip
B WinShrink
C WinStyle
D none of the above
Ans (A)
14. An operating system version designed for use with a tablet PC is Microsoft Windows XP ____.
A Home Edition
B Media Center Edition
C Tablet PC Edition
D none of the above
Ans (C)
15. The ____ displays the name of every computer user on the computer.
A Wish list screen
B Command screen
C Welcome screen
D none of the above
Ans (C)
16. The ____ contains commands associated with the My computer window.
A Standards menu
B Start menu
C System menu
D none of the above
Ans (C)
17. Press the ____ button to have the window fill the entire screen.
A Close
B Maximize
C Minimize
D none of the above
Ans (B)
18. The ____ is the drive containing the files to be copied.
A source drive
B destination drive
C USB drive
D none of the above
Ans (A)
19. A ____ allows you to write on screen with a digital pen and convert that writing into characters that the PC can process.
A monitor RS
B tablet PC
C database manager
D media center
Ans (B)
20. A ____ is a pointing device.
A monitor
B mouse
C keyboard
D none of the above
Ans (B)