GK Eduwrap – 2nd Oct 2015

Questions for Practice:

 

Ques:1. A trader mixes 26 kg of rice at Rs. 20 per kg with 30 kg of rice of other variety at Rs. 36 per kg and sells the mixture at Rs. 30 per kg. His profit percent is:

1. No profit, no loss

2. 5%

3. 8%

4. 10%

5. None of these.

Ques:2. Some articles were bought at 6 articles for Rs. 5 and sold at 5 articles for Rs. 6. Gain percent is:

1. 30%

2. 33.5

3. 35%

4. 44%.

“Which of phrases given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark ‘E’ as the answer”.

Ques:3. The man to who I sold my house was a cheat.

1. to whom I sell

2. to who I sell

3. who was sold to

4. to whom I sold

5. No correction required.

Ques:4. I need not offer any explanation regarding this incident – my behavior is speaking itself.

1. will speak to itself

2. speaks for itself

3. has been speaking

4. speaks about itself

5. No correction required.

Ques:5. Permanent hardness of water may be removed by the addition of

1. sodium carbonate

2. alum

3. potassium permanganate

4. lime.

Ques:6. Which of the following are the ingredients of gun metal?

1. Iron, Zinc, Titanium

2. Iron, tin

3. Iron, Brass, Tin

4. Copper, Tin.

First, you will be given a list of three “nonsense” words and their English word meanings. The question(s) that follow will ask you to reverse the process and translate an English word into the artificial language.

Ques:7. Here are some words translated from an artificial language.

1. gorblflur means fan belt

2. pixngorbl means ceiling fan

3. arthtusl means tile roof

Which word could mean “ceiling tile”?

1. gorbltusl

2. flurgorbl

3. arthflur

4. pixnarth.

Ques:8. Here are some words translated from an artificial language.

1. tamceno means sky blue

2. cenorax means blue cheese

3. aplmitl means star bright

Which word could mean “bright sky”?

1. cenotam

2. mitltam

3. raxmitl

4. aplceno.

Current Affairs & GK Section

National:

1. India has pledged to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions intensity of its GDP by 33-35 per cent compared to 2005 levels by 2030.

Union Government will take following actions to achieve this-

Boost the renewable energy capacity to 40 per cent by 2030. About 40 per cent of country’s electricity requirement will be met through non-fossil fuel sources.

Increase tree cover across the country to create an additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent.

Require about 2.5 trillion dollars in addition to a number of clean technologies to meet these targets and measures for adaptation to climate change.

2. Union Government has notified Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Rules, 2015 under the Food Security Act, 2013.

New Rules are -

Temporary utilization of other funds available with the school for MDM in case school exhausts funds meant for meal for any reason.

Food security allowance will be paid to beneficiaries under the temporary fund utilization in case of non-supply of meal for specified reasons.

To check meal quality provided in the rules, it will be tested on randomly on monthly basis by accredited Labs.

If meals are not provided on 3 consecutive school days or five days in a month state government will fix responsibility on the person or agency to check it.

Every child between the age group of 6 to 14 years old studying in classes from I to VIII standard will be provided hot cooked meal having nutritional standards.

It is mandatory for schools shall have the facility for cooking meal in hygienic manner.

Schools located in urban areas may use the facility of centralized kitchens.

3. IDFC Bank went live with a “soft launch” at 23 locations, including 15 branches in rural Madhya Pradesh, becoming the 91st scheduled commercial bank in the country.

The bank, which is aiming to be a ‘hatke bank’ with a stress on technology, has started operations in corporate and wholesale banking, rural banking and treasury verticals as part of the launch.

IDFC’s branches are located in Indore, Hoshangabad, Harda and Khandwa districts of Madhya Pradesh, while it has seven branches undertaking corporate and wholesale banking functions in Pune, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad.

Sports:

1. India slip to 167th in latest FIFA rankings.

Economics:

1. Asian Development Bank (ADB) has decided to provide 120 million dollars loan to upgrade the India-Bangladesh electricity network.

This loan fund will allow Bangladesh to meet its increasing power demand from India and support power exchanges across South Asia region.

2. Maharashtra government has decided to impose ‘drought tax’ in a bid to raise funds to tackle the drought like situation in the state.

3. Private sector lender ICICI Bank cut its base rate by 0.35 per cent to 9.35 per cent.

4. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) gave more room for foreign investment in venture capital (VC) funds, raising the limit from 10 per cent to 25 per cent.

Important Dates:

1. Every year October 2 is being observed as International Day of Non-violence throughout the world on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Significance of Day

This day is observed by all member countries of the United Nations to promote the principles of non-violence through education and public awareness.  In India, this day is referred as Gandhi Jayanti.

2. Every year 1st October is being observed as International day of Older Persons (IDOP).

Significance of Day

To raise awareness about issues affecting the elderly and to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society.

Theme for year 2015

‘Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment‘.

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