Friday, 29 April 2011

FIRST MINISTRY OF KERALA


First Elected Ministry of  Kerala  formed in  1957 . It consists 11 members .The names of ministers and their  departments are the following .
E.M.S.namboothiripaddu  :  Chief minister
C.achudhamenon          :  finance
joseph mundasseri       :  education
V.R.krishnaYYAR         :  LAW,electricity
K.C.george              :  food,forest
K.R.gauri               :  revenue,excise
P.K.chathan master      :  local administration
K.P.gopalan             :  industry
T.V.thomas              :  labour,transport
Dr.A.R.menon            :  health
T.A.majeed              :  public works

FIRST IN KERALA



First In Kerala
first governer                         -  b.Ramakrishna Rao
first king of travancore               -  marthanda varma
first english school                   -  mattencherry
first collage                          -  c.m.s. college kottayam(1816)
first printing press                   -  c.m.s.press kottayam
first bank                             -  nedungadi bank
first malayalam movie                  -  vigathakumaran
first sound movie                      -  balan
first news paper                       -  rajya samacharam
first church of jews                   -  mattancherry
first printed malayalam book           -  samkhepa vedartham
first novel in malayalam               -  kundalatha
first chief minister                   -  E.M.S.nampoothiripadu
first women minister                   -  K.R.gauriyamma
first medical college                  -  thiruvanathapuram
first post office                      -  alappuzha
first bird sanctuary                   -  thattekkad
first olypian                          -  suresh babu
first bookerwinner fromkerala          -  arundhathi roy
first jnapith winner from kerala       -  G.sankarakurup
first wild life sactuary               -  periyar
first malayalee who got bharat award   -  P.J.antony
first radio station                    -  thiruvanathapuram
first library                          -  thiruvanathapuram
first malayalee indian president       -  K.R.narayanan
first national park                    -  eravikulam
first women IPS officer                -  sreelekha
first hydroelectric project            -  pallivasal
first speaker                          -  R.sankara narayanan thampi
first kerala chief justice             -  K.T.koshi
first malayalee women who got          -  K.C.elamma
arjuna award                           -
first malayalee governor               -  V.P.menon
first malayalee member of UPSC         -  Dr.K.G.adiyodi
first malayalee who got                -  O.M.nambiar
dhronacharya award                     -
first women vice chancellor            -  jancy james
first president of indian national     -  C.sankaran Nair
congress                               -
first president of kerala sahitya      -  sardar K.M.panicker
academy                                -
first women IAS officer                -  anna malhotra
first women MP                         -  annie mascrine
first women magistrate                 -  omanakkunjamma
first air survice                      -  thiruvanathapuram-mumbai
first electrified town                 -  thiruvananthapuram
the first women who got national       -  saradha
award for best actress
the first person who got vayalar       -  lalithambika antharjanam
award
the first european navigator who       -vasco-da-gama
reached in kerala
the first kerala cricket player who    -tinu yohannan
played in indian cricket team
the first private T.V  channel         -asianet
first cinema studio                    -udhaya studio(allapuzha)
first teak plantation                  -nilambur
first Ltd company                      -punalur paper mill
first actor in a leading role          -K.K.aroor(cinima-balan)
first women governor                   -jyothivenkitachellam
first women high court judje           -jestice anna chandy
first mosque                           -cheraman juma masjid,kodugalloor
first electronic park                  -technopark (thiruvananthapuram)
first jail                             -kozikode(1837)
first malayalam filim got presidents   -chemmeen
goldmedal
first person who got saraswathy        -balamaniyamma
samman
first political drama                  -pattabhakki
first malayalee chief justice of
supreame court                         -justice K.G.balakrishnan

Kerala at a Glance


DATE OF FORMATION OF KERALA 1 NOV 1956

“WHICH DISTRICT IS CALLED “” THE LAND OF GODS” KASARGOD

“THE PLACE “”ILLIKUNNU”" IN KANNUR IS ASSOCIATED WITH” HERMAN GUNDERT

AZHIMALA NAVI ACADEMY KANNUR

ACADEMY FOR FOLK LORE IS SITUATED IN KANNUR

LARGEST TALUK IN KERALA ERANAD

CALICUT UNIVERSITY IS SITUATED AT MALAPPURAM

BIRTH PLACE OF T.N SHESHAN PALAKKAD

NUMBER OF EAST FLOWING RIVERS IN KERALA THREE

NUMBER OF RIVERS IN KERALA 44

MOPLAH REBELLION IN MALABAR 1921

THE FIRST TALKIE MALAYALAM FILM BALAN

FIRST FLOATING ATM IN INDIA IS AT KOCHI

KPSC CHAIRMAN K.V SALAHUDHEEN

KUNJALI MARAKAR WAS THE NAVAL CHIEF OF ZAMORIN OF KOZHIKODE

WHO WAS KNOWN AS KERALA GANDHI K.KELAPPAN

“DIRECTION OF “VASTHUHARA” ARAVINDAN

NUMBER OF LOK SABHA SEATS IN KERALA 20

“”"MUTHIRA PUZHA”" IS THE TRIBUTARY OF” PERIYAR

HINDUSTAN PAPER CORPERATION IS AT KOTTAYAM

KERALA WOOD INDUSTRIES IS AT NILAMBUR

THE SMALLEST DISTRICT IN KERALA ALAPPUZHA

SILENT VALLEY IS IN PALAKKAD

THE HIGHEST PEAK IN KERALA ANAMUDI

THE QUEEN OF ARABIAN SEA KOCHI

THE PLACE WHERE VSSC IS LOCATED THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

INDIAS FIRST PRIVATE AIRPORT COCHIN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

THAKAZHI AWARD FOR SHORT STORIES RAMESH BABU


KULACHAL WAR 1741

FIRST CHIEF MINISTER IN KERALA EMS NAMBOOTHIRIPAD

VAIKKOM SATHYAGRAHA 1924

“AUTHOR OF “”MALABAR MANUEL”"” WILLIAM LOGAN

KADALUNDI IS FAMAOUS FOR MANGROVE FOREST

FIRST PRESIDENTIAL RULE IN KERALA 1956

“LAST ” MAMANGAM” 1755

KERALA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY MANNUTHI

KERALA FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE PEECHI

“AGASTHYA VANAM” BIOLOGICAL PARK” THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

PUNALUR PAPER MILLS KOLLAM

“IN WHICH DISTRICT “”SHABARIMALA”" IS SITUATED” PATHANAMTHITTA

“THE PLACE “”MANNADI”" IS ASSOCIATED WITH” VELUTHAMBI DALAVA

“”PUNNAMADA KAYAL”" IS FAMOUS FOR” NEHRU TROPHY BOAT RACE

KUMARAKAM BIRD SANCTUARY KOTTAYAM

WHERE IS VASCODAGAMA CREMATED MATTANCHERI

MALABAR SPECIAL POLICE HEAD QUARTER MALAPPURAM

TEAK MUSEUM IN KERALA NILAMBUR

KOTTAKKAL ARYA VYDYA SHALA IS SITUATED AT MALAPPURAM

“WHERE IS “”THUNJAN PARAMBU”" IS SITUATED” TIRUR

DISTRICT WHICH HAS NO RAILWAY LINE WAYANAD

“THE PLACE “”LAKKIDI”" IS FAMOUS FOR” HEAVY RAIN FALL

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Important Years in Kerala History



B.C 300- Katyayana mentions about Kerala

B.C 270- Keralaputra referred by Aoka in his Inscription No.2

B.C 200- Patanjali’s Mahabhashyam refers to Kerala

52 A.D- Legend about the visit of St.Thomas to Kerala

630 A.D- Kerala brahmins referred to in Dandin’s Avanti Sundari

788 A.D- The birth of Sankaracharya

800 A.D- Coronation of Ramarajashekhara, the first king of Mahodayapuram or Makotai

820 A.D- The death of Sankaracharya

824-25 A.D- Beginning ofd Kollam Era

844 A.D- Coronation of Sthanuravi Kulasekhara

849 A.D- Tharissappally Copper Plates of Sthanu Ravi

869A.D- Sankaranarayana’s work ‘ Sankaranarayaneeyam’

880A.D- Cheras conquer Mushaka country

898A.D- Gift given to the Srimulavasa Budha Vihara by Vikramaditya Varaguna

962A.D- Coronation of Bhaskara Ravi

988A.D- Raja Raja Chola destroys the Kantalur Salai

1000A.D- The Jewish Copper Plate of Bhaskara Ravi

1089A.D- Coronation of Ramavarma Kulasekhara

1096A.D- Kulotunga Chola destroys Kollam town

1096A.D- Cheras reconquer Kollam

1102A.D- Cheras reconquer Kollam

1124A.D-1225A.D Veera Raghava Pattayam by Iravi Kolhan

1293A.D- Marco Polo refers to Kollam

1341A.D- Puthuvaipu

1343A.D- Ibn Batuta visits Kerala

1412A.D- Mahuan visits Calicut

1443A.D- Abdur Rasak visits Zamorin

1498A.D- Vasco da Gama arrives at Calicut

1503A.D- The first Portuguese fort at Kannur

1531A.D- Chaliyum fort built by Portugese

1572A.D- Zamorin recaptures Chaliyam fort

1599A.D- Synod of Diamper

1600A.D- Portugese kills Kunhali Marakkar IV

1653A.D- Koonan Kurisu Satyagraham

1663A.D- Dutch Conquers Kochi

1694A.D- The construction of Talassery factory

1695A.D- The Anjengo factory

1696A.D- Abolition of Mannapedi and Pulapedi

1721A.D- Attingal Revolt

1725A.D- French conquers Mahe

1741A.D- War of Kolachal

1750A.D- Grand Dedication by Marthandavarma

1755A.D- The last known Mamankam at Thirunavai

1766A.D- The conquest of Malabar by Hyder

1789A.D- The attack on Travancore by the Mysoreans

1792A.D- Treaty of Sreerangapattanam

1794-1805A.D- Pazhassi Revolts

1795A.D- Dutch defeated at Kochi

1801A.D- Malabar under the Madras Presidency

1805A.D- Travancore accepts British supremacy

1808-09A.D- Velu Thampi Dalava – Paliath Achan revolts

1809A.D- Kundara Proclamation of Velu Thampi Dalava

1812A.D- Kurichya revolt

1834A.D- The first English school at Thiruvananthapuram

1858A.D- First English school at Talassery

1866A.D- The first Arts College at Thiruvanathapuram

1891A.D- Malayalee Memorial

1904A.D- The beginning of Legislative Assembly in Travancore

1911A.D- Deportation of Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai

1921A.D- Malabar Rebellion

1924A.D- Vaikom Satyagraha

1928A.D- The death of Sree Narayana Guru

1931-32A.D- Guruvayur Satyagraha

1932A.D- Absention Movement

1934A.D- Formation of KCSP

1936A.D- Temple Entry Proclamation

1938A.D- Diarchy at Kochi

1939A.D- Formation of Communist Party of India unit

1940A.D- Morazha-Mattannu-Talassery struggles

1941A.D- Kayyur Revolt

1942A.D- Kizhariyur Bomb case

1946A.D- Punnapra-Vayalar Revolt

1947A.D- Tiru-Kochi State formed

1956A.D- Formation of Kerala State

1957A.D- First Elected Communist Government

1970A.D- Kerala Land Reforms Act

Presidents of India

1. Dr. Rajendra Prasad                       January 30, 1950 to May 13, 1962
 2. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan               May 13, 1962 to May 13, 1967
 3. Zakir Hussain                                May 13, 1967 to May 3, 1969
 4. Varahagiri Venkata Giri                 May 3, 1969 to July 20, 1969
 5. Muhammad Hidayatullah               July 20, 1969 to August 24, 1969
 6. Varahagiri Venkata Giri                August 24, 1969 to August 24, 1974
 7. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed                 August 24, 1974 to February 11, 1977
 8. Basappa Danappa Jatti                 February 11, 1977 to July 25, 1977
 9. Neelam Sanjiva Reddy                 July 25, 1977 to July 25, 1982
 10. Giani Zail Singh                          July 25, 1982 to July 25, 1987
 11. Ramaswamy Venkataraman        July 25, 1987 to July 25, 1992
 12. Shankar Dayal Sharma               July 25, 1992 to July 25, 1997
 13. Kocheril Raman Narayanan        July 25, 1997 to July 25, 2002 \
14. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam                  July 25, 2002 to July 25, 2007
 15. Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil       July 25, 2007 to till date

Thursday, 14 April 2011

PSC English Grammar Questions


1. How long have you been living in Madrid?
A. for 5 years
B. since 5 years
C. 5 years ago
D. in 5 years
2. Did you have lunch at home yesterday?
A. No, I haven’t
B. No, I hadn’t
C. No, I don’t
D. No, I didn’t
3. Where do you live?
A. At 45 Green Street, London
B. On 45 Green Street, London
C. In 45 Green Street, London
D. From 45 Green Street, London
——————————————————————————–
4. Which of these are correct?
A. Do you can change this $5 note?
B. Have you change for this $5 note?
C. Do you have got change for this $5 note?
D. Have you got change for this $5 note?
5. Which sentence is correct?
A. What would you do if you win the lottery?
B. What do you do if you win the lottery?
C. What will you do if you won the lottery?
D. What would you do if you won the lottery?

Monday, 11 April 2011

Current Affairs Quiz Questions & Answers 2010-11

Current Affairs Quiz - General Awareness Questions

1) Jantar Mantar stone astronomical observatory was recently included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. Jantar Mantar is situated at?

A) Jaipur
B) Goa
C) Agra
D) New Delhi

2) Commonwealth Games 2014 will be held at

A) London
B)  Rio de Janerio
C) Melbourne
D) Glasgow

3) The Railway Budget 2010 – 2011 added a provision to run a train across the country to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. What is the name of the train?

A) Maitri Express
B) Bharath Tirth
C) Sanskriti Express
D) Janmabhoomi Express

4) Nobel Prize 2010 in Literature was awarded to whom?

A) Liu Xiaobo
B) Mario Vargas Liosa
C) Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov
D) Akira Suzuki

5) Ezhuthachan Award 2010 (Ezhuthachan Puraskaram) was awarded to

A) Sugathakumari
B) M. Leelavathi
C) O. N. V. Kurup
D Sukumar Azhikode

6) Recently G-20 Summit was held in……..

A) Vienna
B) London
C) Pittsburgh
D) Torrento

7) Who is the present Chief Election Commissioner of India? (Question from latest PSC Store Issuer Grade II Exam in KSRTC held on 08th January 2011)

A) Navin Chawla
B) S. Y. Quraishi
C) N. Gopalaswami
D) B.B Tandon

8) David Warren who passed away recently was related with

A) Commonwealth Games
B) Holly wood
C) Black Box in Aeroplanes
D) Bhopal Disaster

9) Orange Prize 2010 was won by whom?

A) Arundhati Roy
B) Hillari Mantel
C) Barbara Kingsolver
D) Ashwin Sanghi

10) Who is the founder of ‘Face Book’ which is currently the No.1 social networking website in India?

A) Bill Gates
B)  Martin Cooper
C) Orkut Buyukkokten
D) Mark Zuckerberg





Answers to Current Affairs Quiz Answers - General Awareness Answers

1) A) Jaipur
2) D) Glasgow
3) C) Sanskriti Express
4) B) Mario Vargas Liosa
5) B) M. Leelavathi
6) D) Torrento
7) B) S. Y. Quraishi
8) C) Black Box in Aeroplanes
9) C) Barbara Kingsolver
10) D) Mark Zuckerberg


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