Prep Quiz 4
saket is a work of Rastriya Kavi Maithilisharan Gupta. Literally saket means ayodhya and the story of saket is centered around Urmila the wife of Laxaman. Other works of Maithilisharan Gupta are Saraswati, Rang Mein Bhang, Bharat Bharti. The poems of this poet were full of nationalism and became a source of inspiration during our national struggle. Please note that most of the works of Maithilisharn Gupta revolved around the epics Like Ramayana and Mahabharata and some Buddhist stories.
It’s a work of Swami Dayanand saraswati. This work comprises the clarifications and exposition of Vedic principles. Idea behind the work is spreading the knowledge of the Vedas and to educate people on the true qualities of God. Swami Dayanand Saraswati was founder of Arya Samaj.
Abhigyanshakuntalam is made of two words. Abhigyana means recognition and shakuntalam means Shakuntala who was wife of Dushyant and mother of king Bharat. Shakun in Sanskrit means bird. Literally shakuntala means one who was brought up by birds. Dushyanta was founder of paurav Dynasty.
This was a work of Nightingale of India (Bharat Kokila) Sarojini Naidu. The other works are The Golden Threshold , The Bird of Time: Songs of Life, Death & the Spring, The Broken Wing: Songs of Love, Death and the Spring , The Feather of the Dawn & The Gift of India. Please note the following about Sarojini naidu: the Second women to become the President of the Indian National Congress ( Annie Besant was the first ), First woman to become the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, one who joined Mahatma Gandhi in Dandi march and one who lead the Dharasana satyagrah after Gandhi ji was arrested.
Aphasia is a language disorder caused by damage in brain in which a person may be able to speak but not to write or able to write or may not speak.
In Golf. The bunkers are depressions in the green Golf course.
Epsom Derby or Derby Stakes is a horse race in England which is also known as Blue Riband of the turf.
The issues of environmental problems received the attention of the government in the beginning of the fourth five year plan (1969-1974). The National Council of Environmental planning and coordination was established in 1972 in this regard under the aegis of Department of Science and technology. Later, 1980 the department of environment was established in 1980 and in 1985 this department of environment was upgraded into a full fledged Ministry of Environment and Forests.
Ernakulam in Kerala became India’s first Bachat District in 1995.
Special Area Demonstration Programme is related to Non-conventional Energy resources. This programme was adopted in 1992-93 for demonstration of renewable/ nonconventional energy system in remote, hilly areas & other difficult to reach areas of our country which are not electrified to make people aware of these energy resources. In this context Energy Park Scheme was taken up in 1994-95 under the SADP programme. Renewable Energy Park Scheme under Special Area Demonstration Programme of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has been sanctioned and continuing during 2008-09.
INCOSPAR was the Indian National Committee for Space research was formed by Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India in 1962 and this marks the beginning of the space research Era of India. TERLS is Thumba Equatorial Space Rocket Launching Station, which is an Indian spaceport, operated by ISRO located near Thiruvanathapuram in Kerala. The location is very close to earth’s magnetic equator. It also started in 1962.
No, Credit ratings don’t provide guarantee against loss. They are actually opinions which are based upon a careful analysis on the risk of default. Credit ratings are used to rate a debt instrument and are merely a tool to assist in making decisions. So they are investor service only .
No Money can be withdrawn from the Consolidated Fund of India without enactment of law by the parliament. A bill which incorporates the demands for grants voted by Lok Sabha , and expenditures charged in Consolidated Funds of India is introduced in the parliament . This bill is called appropriation Bill. It is passed in the same manner as of Money Bill and Rajya Sabha has no power to amend or reject it but has to give its concurrence.
No, The devaluation of the currency will push up inflation in the country and initial advantage of competitive exports may be lost because of increase in the input costs in the country,
June 2000. It includes Reverse Repo auctions (for absorption of liquidity) and Repo auctions (for injection of liquidity)