Sunday, 27 March 2016

Padma Awards to 112 people in 2016 by President Pranab Mukharjee.

Padma Awards to 112 people in 2016 by President Pranab Mukharjee. 

The list comprises 10 Padma Vibhushan, 19 Padma Bhushan and 83 Padma Shri awardees. Here's the complete list.
Padma Vibhushan
1. Ms. Yamini Krishnamurthi — Art-Classical dance — Delhi
2. Shri Rajinikanth — Art-Cinema — Tamil Nadu
3. Smt Girija Devi — Art-Classical Vocal — West Bengal
4. Shri Ramoji Rao — Literature & Education-Journalism — Andhra Pradesh
5. Dr Viswanathan Shanta — Medicine-Oncology — Tamil Nadu
6. Shri Shri Ravi Shankar — Others-Spiritualism — Karnataka
7. Shri Jagmohan — Public Affairs — Delhi
8. Dr Vasudev Kalkunte Aatre — Science & Engineering — Karnataka

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Exam Oriented Current Affairs for the Month of February

Top Headlines – 01.03.2016

1. Shri Dinesh Sharma, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance and India’s Governor to the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD).

वित्त मंत्रालय के अंतर्गत आर्थिक मामलों के विभाग के अतिरिक्त सचिव श्री दिनेश शर्मा अंतरराष्ट्रीय कृषि विकास कोष (आईएफएडी) की संचालन परिषद के अध्यक्ष निर्वाचित हुए।
2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed Shri Vinod Rai, Former CAG of India, as the Chairman of Banks Board Bureau.
प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी ने पूर्व कैग प्रमुख श्री विनोद राय को बैंक्स बोर्ड ब्यूरो का अध्यक्ष नियुक्त किया।
3. Most Prestigious Oscar awards for cinema were announced for the year 2016. Leonardo DiCaprio won the Best Actor Award for “The Revenant” and Brie Larson won the Best Actress Award for “Room”.
सिनेमा के लिए सबसे प्रतिष्ठित ऑस्कर अवॉर्ड 2016 का ऐलान किया गया। लियोनार्डो डिकैप्रियो का ‘‘द रेवनैंट’’ के लिए सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता और ब्री लार्सन को ‘‘रूम’’ के लिए सर्वश्रेष्ठ सह अभिनेत्री का ऑस्कर पुरस्कार मिला।

Friday, 29 January 2016



Almost a all of us uses plastic bottles to carry drinking water whenever we leave
Have you ever noticed or paid close attention to the symbol printed below those bottles? A number inside a triangle.

This symbol is generally ignored by most of the people without realizing its significance. It represents the material that goes into the making of that specific bottle.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016



1. Alice Vaidyan has been appointed as the chairman and managing director of the General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC Re). She is the first woman to be appointed in such post not only in the GIC Re, but the first in the Indian insurance sector. The GIC Re is the 14th largest reinsurer globally and is the only reinsurance company in India.
एलिस वैद्यन को भारतीय साधारण बीमा निगम (जीआईसी री) का चेयरपर्सन और प्रबंध निदेशक नियुक्त किया गया है। वह न केवल जीआईसी री में इस पद पर नियुक्त होने वाली पहली महिला हैं बल्कि भारतीय बीमा क्षेत्र में भी पहली महिला हैं। जीआईसी री दुनिया की 14वीं सबसे बड़ी पुनर्बीमा कंपनी है और भारत की एकमात्र पुनर्बीमा कंपनी है।

Tuesday, 19 January 2016




1. India, one of the founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), has been elected to the board of directors of the China-sponsored AIIB.
एशियन इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चर इन्वेस्टमेंट बैंक (एआईआईबी) के संस्थापक सदस्यों में से एक भारत को चीन द्वारा प्रायोजित इस बैंक के निदेशक मंडल में शामिल किया गया है।
2. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj inaugurated the India-Palestine Digital Learning and Innovation Centre at the campus of the Al Quds University in Ramallah.
विदेश मंत्री सुषमा स्वराज ने अल कुद्स विश्वविद्यालय परिसर में 'भारत-फिलिस्तीन अध्ययन एवं नवोन्मेष केंद्रका उद्घाटन किया।
3. Veteran BJP leader and former Sikkim governor V. Rama Rao died in Hyderabad after prolonged illness.He was 80.
सिक्किम के पूर्व राज्यपाल एंव भारतीय जनता पार्टी (भाजपा) के वरिष्ठ नेता वी. रामा राव का हैदराबाद में निधन हो गया। वह 80 वर्ष के थे।
4. Indian author Anuradha Roy won the prestigious DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for her novel Sleeping on Jupiter at the Galle Literary Festival in Sri Lanka.

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भारतीय लेखक अनुराधा रॉय ने दक्षिण एशियाई साहित्य के लिए विख्यात पुरस्कार डीएससी पुरस्कार प्राप्त किया। उन्हें यह पुरस्कार उनके उपन्यास स्लीपिंग ऑन जुपिटर के लिए श्रीलंका में आयोजित गाले लिटररी फेस्टिवल में दिया गया।
5. India's Gopi T and Kheta Ram qualified for the Rio Olympics by finishing second and third, respectively, among the Indian runners in the Mumbai Marathon.

Monday, 11 January 2016

Some Amazing Facts about
googol is a large number equal to (i.e., a 1 with 100 zeros following it). Written out explicitly.
  1. Google's original name was BACKRUB. Then Google came as the spelling mistake of word "Googol". May be that's why googlers get free massages in office.
  2. Google's headquarter is called "Googleplex" which means the number equivalent to ten raised to the power of a googol.
  3. In Googleplex, TGIF (Thank God Its Friday) used to happen on each friday as weekly all-hands where Larry, Sergey and other googlers discuss about Google. As friday afternoon at Mountain view was too late for other offices of google worldwide, now it happens on each thursday and its

Sunday, 10 January 2016

What are some amazing facts about Google or Microsoft?

The Google reCAPTCHA Project

We have all come across the ubiquitous captcha - the colourful images with distorted text - a reverse Turing test of sorts. These work because no algorithm at present can read distorted text as well as we humans do. However not all the distorted texts are unreadable by machines. About 200 million captchas are solved everyday, amounting to more than 150,000 hours of work each day. Considering the numbers involved, a safe captcha generation system was needed. Enter Google reCAPTCHA. To make a positive use of this immense human effort, the reCAPTCHA channels the effort spent solving captcha online into "reading" books.
To archive human knowledge and to make information more accessible to the world, multiple projects are digitizing physical books that were written before the computer age. The book pages

Thursday, 7 January 2016


Periodic Table’s 7th Period is Finally Complete, IUPAC-IUPAP Officials Say


The 7th period of the periodic table now has four new elements: element 113 (temporarily named as Ununtrium, or Uut)element 115 (Ununpentium, or Uup)element 117 (Ununseptium, or Uus), and element 118 (Ununoctium, or Uuo), says a group of experts from the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP).

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

India's combined internet speed is 36,000 Gbps!
  1. Where does your Internet service provider get internet from? 
  2. How does Internet reach India?  

Let us dive into the world of networking .
More than 99% of the internet traffic relies on high quality fiber optic cables connecting various countries. Only a minuscule part of the traffic goes through satellites.

These cable networks are laid and maintained by various governments and giant companies. Such projects are usually undertaken by multiple companies due to the large cost of investment. There are three tiers which differentiates the size of the network held by a company.

Monday, 4 January 2016