Monday, 26 December 2011

National Sports Awards 2011


The Awardees of National Sports Awards 2011 India are as follows:
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award:
  • Gagan Narang (Shooting)
Arjuna Award:
  • Rahul Banerjee (Archery)
  • Preeja Sreedharan
  • Vikash Gowda (Athletics)
  • G. Jwala (Badminton)
  • Suranjoy Singh (Boxing)
  • Zaheer Khan (Cricket)
  • Sunil Chhetri (Football)
  • Ashish Kumar (Gymnastics)
  • Rajpal Singh (Hockey)
  • Rakesh Kumar
  • Tejeswini Bai (Kabaddi)
  • Tejeswini Sawant (Shooting)
  • Veerdhawal Khade (Swimming)
  • Somdev Devvarman (Tennis)
  • Sanjay Kumar (Volleyball)
  • Ravinder Singh (Wrestling)
  • K. Ravi Kumar (Weightlifting)
  • W. Sandhyarani Devi (Wushu)
  • Prashant Karamakar (Swimming-paralympics)
Dronacharya Award:
  • I.Venkateswara Rao (Boxing)
  • Devendra Kumar Rathor (Gymnastics)
  • Ramphal (Wrestling)
  • Dr. Kuntal Roy (Athletics)
  • Rajinder Singh (Hockey).
Dhyan Chand Award:
  • Shabbir Ali (Football)
  • Sushil Kohli (Swimming)
  • Rajkumar (Wrestling)

Winners of the Noble Prize 2011


Noble Prize 2011 – Name of Awardees:
Peace- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (President of Liberia), Tawakul Karman (Yemeni Activists) for their role in women empowerment and recognition of women’s role in Globle peace
Literature: Tomas Transtromer (Sweden) his poetry explores themes of nature, isolation and identity
Physics: Saul Perimutter (US), Brian Schmidt, American – Australian Adam Riess (US) for discovering that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, a finding that implies that the cosmos will end in frozen nothingness
Chemistry: Daniel Shechtmen an Israeli scientist for his discovery of Quasicrystals a mosaic like chemical structure, that fundamentally changed the way chemists look at solid matter;
Medicine: Bruce Beultler (US), Jules Hoffmann (Luxembourg Born Based in France), Ralph Steinman (Canadian born, based in the US) the trio uncovered key secrets of how the body’s immune system works. (it is ironical that Ralph Steinman who won the prize for work on cancer, tied just three days before the announcement of the awards), fighting the disease himself;
Economics: Thomas sergeant (US) Christopher A. Sims (US) for their research looking at the cause and effect relationship between economic policy and the broader economy

World History


 
                                       World Civilizations 
Egyptian Civilization
                                                     


It is one of the world's longest continuous civilizations. In 300 BC Upper and Lower Egypt were united, 

beginning a period of cultural glory and native rulers that lasted nearly 3,000 years. Historians have divided the history of Egypt into the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms, spanning 31 dynasties and lasting to 322 BC. The highlight of the Old Kingdom was the building of the pyramids of Giza. The Middle kingdom saw Egypt develop into a great power. Massive temples and tombs, such as Tutenkhamun's were built during the New Kingdom.

Another classification is the pyramid age (3490-2500 BC), the Feudal Age (about 1800 BC), the New
Empire (about 1150 BC). In the fourth and third millennium, the Pharaohs held supreme power. The Egyptians studied nature with great care. They were aware of five planets. They divided the day-night cycle into twelve hours. They also developed a system of writing called hieroglyphics.
 
Mesopotamian Civilization
Mesopotamia was the ancient region between Tigris and Euphrates in South-West Asia, roughly corresponding to modern Iraq. It was the site of one of the earliest human civilizations, resulting from the
development of irrigation in the 6th millennium BC and the extreme fertility of the irrigated land.

Sumerians settled in the lower parts of Tigris and Euphrates valley between 5000 and 4000 BC. Its seat
was the city of Mesopotamia, founded by the Sumerians Babylonia gained supremacy in the 18th Century BC and was followed by others, notably the Assyrians. Later ruled by the Persians Greek and Romans,
Mesopotamia gradually lost its distinctive cultural traditions.

Mesopotamia bears the stamp of clay as does no other civilization, and nowhere in the world but in
Mesopotamia and the regions over which its influence was diffused was clay used as the vehicle for writing. They also created mythological and historical epics like the famous 'Creation' and 'Flood Epics'. The most impressive work of the Babylonians is the 'Epic of Gilgamesh' containing their main myths.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

IBPS CWE Clerical Cadre Exam 2011 Practice

                                                                   Reasoning

1. How many meaningful English  words can be made with the letters ASTE using each letter only once in each word?

(A) None    

(B) One

(C) Two    

(D) Three

(E) More than three

Ans: (D)

2. In a certain code GOAL is written as '5912' and LINE is written as '2387'. How is ALIGN written in that code?

(A) 12358    

(B) 12538

(C) 12058    

(D) 13258

(E) None of these

Ans: (A)

3. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word BONDING, each of which has as many letters between them in the word as in the English alphabet?

(A) None    

(B) One

(C) Two    

(D) Three

(E) More than three

Ans: (D)

4. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word ETHNIC, each of which has as many letters between them in the word (in both forward and backward directions) as they have between them in the English alphabetical series?
(A) One

(B) Two

(C) Three

(D) More than three

(E) None

Ans: (A)

5. If each vowel in the word CLOSET is changed to the next letter in the English alphabetical series and each consonant is changed to the previous letter in the English alphabetical series and then the alphabets thus formed are arranqed in an alphabetical order from left to right, which of the following will be third from the right?

(A) R

(B) K

(C) P    

(D) S

(E) None of these

Ans: (C)

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