Sachin Tendulkar voted best Test player of 21st century

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India’s Bharat Ratna recipient, Sachin Tendulkar has been voted as the best player of the 21st century in an online poll conducted by Cricket Australia. This online poll witnessed more than 16,000 fans who participated in this event which was conducted on cricket.com.au in order to find out the best test player since 2000. In this poll Sachin got the highest rank and emerged on the top of the list of 100 best players. Sachin Tendulkar who received 23% of the votes is followed by : Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara who attained the second highest votes. He was followed by Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist attaining the third ...

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Banking Quiz 10

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GK APTITUDE is providing you with the Banking Quiz 10 which deals with the important questions asked in IBPS/PO exams A. What percentage of Indian’s population lives in rural areas? 1. 50% to less than 55% 2. 65% to less than 70% 3. 70% to less than 75% 4. 60% to less than 65% 5. None of the above B. For filling and resolving customer complaints, the banking Ombudsman 1. Charges a fee of Rs.500 2. Do not charge any Rs.fee 3. Charges a fee of Rs.1500 4. Charges a fee of Rs. 1000 5. None of the above C. In ...

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Books vs movies

Entertainment is essential in everyone’s life. There are various sources such as reading books , watching movies , playing games etc. Earlier , people preferred to read books rather than watching movies as there were no movies at that time. However, these days , there is an advancement in technology which has led people to watch movies . In my view point , watching movies are more entertaining than books. As far as my views are concerned , movies involve audio-visual aids , which are , in fact,  more entertaining . Also, watching a movie is less time consuming while ...

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Computers vs teachers

There is no doubt that education and the learning process has changed since the introduction of computers . The search for information has become easier and connectivity has expedited the data availability. Though expert systems have made computers more intelligent , they have not yet become a substitute of the human interaction in the learning process . In my opinion ,  what can be expected is a change of the teacher’s role but not their disappearance from the classroom. Some people believe the role of teachers started to fade because computers have been helping some students to progress in their ...

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Current Affairs of 18th and 19th June 2015

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GK APTITUDE provides you with the latest Current Affairs of 18th & 19th June 2015 1. Narendra Kumar Yadav appointed as Chairman and Managing Director: Narendra Kumar Yadav appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) on 16th June 2015. He succeeded P.K. Purwar. MTNL established in the year 1986 by the Government of India.  MTNL Director Finance Purwar was given additional charge of the post after company’s CMD A K Garg retired on May 30, 2014 2. Free SMS service called ”Nowcast’‘ : The Indian government on Thursday launched a free SMS service called ”Nowcast’‘ which will ...

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Current Affairs of 16th and 17th June 2015

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GK APTITUDE provides you with the latest Current Affairs of 16th & 17th June 2015. 1. National Security Advisor, Foreign Secretary in Myanmar : National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar have reached Nay-pi-Thaw for a two day visit to Myanmar to meet with the top political and military heads. The objective behind the meet is to boost bilateral security co-operation between the two countries. 2. Assam floods situations : The flood situation in Assam remained gloomy on Tuesday. 1.3 lakh people were affected in more than 350 villages across Barpeta, Sonitpur, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Kamrup Metropolitan, Morigaon, ...

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Current Affairs of 15th June 2015

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GK APTITUDE provides you with the latest Current Affairs of 15 th June 2015 1. SBI INKS MOU WITH AMAZON FOR PAYMENT, COMMERCE SOLUTIONS: India‘s largest public sector lender, State Bank of India (SBI) has signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with e-commerce giant Amazon. 2. MEGHALAYA ACHIEVES 100% FINANCIAL INCLUSION UNDER PRADHAN MANTRI JAN DHAN YOJNA: Meghalaya has achieved 100 percent success in implementing Union Government‘s flagship scheme for financial inclusion-Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY). In the state, all eleven districts have been able to open at least one bank account of every household under the ambitious scheme. 3. ...

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Indian Foods denied in U.S.

2100 batches of Indian foods denied in U.S. The companies include Hindustan Unilever , Britannia , Nestle , Heinz , MTR Foods etc .  As per the  statement of US Food and Drug Administration ( USFDA )  on its  website , “ The reason differs from minor labelling issue to products manufactured in unhygienic conditions to pesticides being above lawful limits .” Nestle representative said that the company checked FDA (  Food and Drug Administration ) site and some of the batches are described as coming from the factories that do not produce products for the export to U.S.  He ...

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Current Affairs of 14th June 2015

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GK APTITUDE provides you with the latest Current Affairs of 14th June 2015 1. South Korea to give India $10 bn for infra projects: South Korea said it would provide $10 billion to India for development of infrastructure projects such as those related to smart cities, railways and power generation. The two countries agreed to upgrade their bilateral relationship to a ‘special strategic partnership’. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Park Geun-hye held discussions on a wide range of issues and resolved to add “new substance, speed and content” in defence, trade & investment and regional cooperation. 2. ...

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Leakage of Ammonia gas in Doraha

Friday night proved to be a nightmare for the residents of Doraha. 6 people died while more than 300 people were injured by the leakage of ammonia gas.  As per Khanna SSP , ‘ The incident took place on Friday around 11 pm  when the vehicle got struck  under the flyover on the Doraha Bypass road , 25kms from Ludhiana. This damaged the valves of the vehicle resulting in leakage of ammonia gas .’ Ammonia gas  is colourless , toxic gas used as a fertilizer ,to make plastics , fibers and other chemicals etc. Inhalation of ammonia causes nausea ,abdominal pain ...

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