GKToday Archives: January, 2010

Quiz 323: General Studies for PCS Exams.

1. In context with the RBI, NDS is an electronic platform for facilitating dealing in Government Securities and Money Market Instruments. What does NDS stand for__? [A] National Depository System[B] Negotiated Dealing System[C] National Dealing System[D] Negotiable Deals System Show ..

What are megadiverse countries?

The megadiverse countries those countries that are home to majority of the Earth’s species and are therefore considered extremely biodiverse. The 17 mega diverse countries of the world are Australia , Brazil , China , Colombia , Democratic Republic of ..


Which is the largest carnivorous Marsupial in the world?

Marsupials are mammals which have a distinctive pouch (called the marsupium), in which females carry their young through early infancy. Tasmanian Devil is the largest carnivorous marsupial which is found in Tasmania Australia. Earlier the thylacine were the largest marsupials ..


Which country’s National Anthem is called The Star-Spangled Banner?

United States. The Star-Spangled Banner was written by Francis Scott Key in the poem “Defense of Fort McHenry” written in 1814. Inspired by bombardment of Fort McHenry by Royal Navy ships in Chesapeake Bay during the Battle of Baltimore in ..


Which has been the highest grossing Hollywood film of all time?

It’s Avatar. Earlier this record was with Titanic. It took 41 days to Avatar to overtake Titanic to become the highest-grossing movie ever at the worldwide box office at $1.859 billion ($555 million domestic plus $1.304 billion foreign), compared to ..

What is Rosh Hashanah?

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year which is observed on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. It is considered the first day of Ten Days of Repentance which are days to focus on ..