Current Affairs 30th August 2015

  • India lost Solar case against which country at WTO - US
India lost a case against the United States at WTO (World Trade Organization) as the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of WTO ruled that India's domestic content requirements under its ambitious solar power programme Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) were inconsistent with the international trade norms.

India can now approach the appellate body of WTO against the dispute panel's ruling.
As Last year, the US dragged India to WTO on country’s solar mission plan. The US alleged that India’s programme appears to discriminate against the US solar equipment by requiring solar energy producers to use locally manufactured cells and by offering subsidies to those developers who use domestic equipment.

  • Rajiv Mangla was appointed as CTO of Snapdeal 

Among the Important Appointments, Former Adobe executive Rajiv Mangla was appointed as chief technology officer (CTO) by Snapdeal. He is taking over from Amitabh Misra, who had quit in February to start a new travel venture Bona Vita Technologies, in which MakeMyTrip recently picked up a majority stake for $5 million.

  • Ananth Padmanabhan was appointed as CEO of Harper Collins India 

Ananth Padmanabhan was appointed as new CEO of Publishers HarperCollins India. He will be having overall responsibility for all divisions of the business and will report to Charlie Redmayne, CEO of HarperCollins UK.
Ananth Padmanabhan succeeded P M Sukumar.

  • Indian Scientist received Dr Modadugu Vijay Gupta inaugural Sunhak Peace Prize 

 Indian scientist Dr. M. Vijay Gupta was awarded with first Sunhak Peace Prize. This award is given to eminent individuals from around the world for their contribution to peace and development of the world. 
Dr Modadugu Vijay Gupta is an Indian agriculture scientist and has done a great work in aquaculture in India, Bangladesh and several Southeast Asian countries. Due to his this great contribution in blue revolution he was selected for this award. 
The Sunhak Peace Prize pursues the three key banners of ‘respect for human rights’, ‘conflict reconciliation’, and ‘ecological conservation’.
The laureate is awarded with a certificate, a medal, and US 1 million dollars.
Dr. M. Vijay Gupta was also awarded with World Food Prize in 2005, for development and dissemination of low-cost techniques for freshwater fish farming by the rural poor.

  • India signed pact with which country to curb Black Money - Seychelles

Indian Govt inked an agreement with Seychelles in order to curb tax evasion and boost its efforts to fight against black money. Apart from this agreements in sectors such as agricultural research and space,  maritime security, air services were being signed to deepen the engagement.
The agreement will enable the competent authorities of India and Seychelles to provide assistance through the exchange of information that is foreseeably relevant to the administration and enforcement of the domestic laws of two countries concerning taxes. The agreement also provides for a Mutual Agreement Procedure for resolving any difference or for agreeing on procedures.
Capital of Seychelles is Victoria and President of Seychelles is James Michel.

Direction Sense

1.        You go North, turn right, then right again and then go to the left. In which direction are you  now ?
(1)  North        (2)  South                    (3)  East                       (4)  West                   
(5)  None of these

2.         Kunal walks 10 km towards North, from these he walks 6 km towards south. Then he walks 3 km towards East. How far & in which direction is he with reference to his starting point ?
(1) 5 km West         (2)  5 km North-East             (3)  7 km East             
(4)  7 km West                                    (5) None of these

3.        Manik walked 40 meters towards North, took a left then & walk 20 meters. He again took a left turn and walked 40 meters. How far and in which direction is he from the starting point ?    
(1)  20 m East           (2)  20 m North               (3)  20 m South          
(4)  100 m South                     (5)  None of these

4.         A man leaves for his office from his house. He walks towards east after moving a distance of 20 m, he turns south & walks 10 m. Then he walks 35 m towards the west and further 5 m towards the North. He then turns towards East & walk 15 m. What is the straight distance (in meter) between his initial & final position ?
(1)  0        (2)  5          (3)  10         (4)  Cannot be determined                  
(5) None of these

5.        A rat runs 20’ towards East and turns to right, runs 10’ and turns to right, runs 9’ and again turns to left runs 5’ and then turns to Left, runs 12’ and finally turns to left and runs 6’. Now which direction is the rat facing ?
(1) East       (2) West         (3) North      (4) South        (5) None of these

6.         Manali walks 20 km towards south , from these he walks 6 km towards east . Then he walks 5 km towards north . Now which direction is he with reference to his starting point ?
(1)  West                   (2) south West                       (3) south East 
(4)  North-East          (5) None of these

7.        Deepa started from A, moved 75 m North upto B, turned left and walked 25 m upto C. She then turned left again and moved 80 m upto D. Turning to the right at an angle of 45. In which direction was she moving finally ?
            (1) North-East       (2) North-West        (3) South     (4) South-East            
            (5) South-West

8.         A child is looking for his father. He went 90 m in the East before turning to the right. He went 20 m before turning to his right again to look for his father at his uncles place 30 m from this point. His father was not there. From there he went 100 m to his North before meeting his father in a street. How far did the son meet his father from the starting point ?
(1)  80 m            (2)  100 m            (3)  140 m      (4)  260 m                   
(5) None of these

9.        A man is facing west. He turns 45' in the clockwise direction and then another 180' in the same direction and then 270' in the anticlockwise direction. Which direction is he facing now ?
            (1) South       (2) North-West         (3) West       (4) South-West  
            (5) None of these

10.       If you are facing North-East & moved 10 m forward, turn left and move 7.5 m then you are ?
           (1) south of your initial position
           (2) 12 m from South from your initial position
           (3) 12.25 m  East from your initial position  
           (4) 12.50 m north from your initial position   
           (5) Both (2) & (3)

11.      One day Ravi left home & cycled 10 km South wards, turned right and cycled 5 km and turned right & cycled 10 km and turned left and cycled 10 km. How many km’s will he have to cycle to reach his home straight ?
            (1) 10 km                     (2) 15 km          (3) 20 km         (4) 25 km                  
            (5)  None of these

12.       P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W are sitting around a round table in the same order, for group discussion at equal distances their position are clockwise. If V sit in the North then what will be the position of S.
            (1) East              (2) South-East      (3)  South        (4) South-West        
            (5) None of these

13.       A, B, C and D are playing cards. A & B are partners. D faces towards North. If A faces towards west, then who faces towards South ?
            (1) B                            (2) C                (3)  D               (4) Data inadequate 
            (5) None of these

14.       If A is to South of B and C is to the East of B in what direction is A with respect or C ?
            (1) North-East    (2) North-West      (3)  South-East        (4) South-West 
            (5) None of these

Ques. No. 15. to 17. Read the information carefully.
            Seven Villages A, B, C, D, E, F and G are situated as follow
            E is 2 km to the West of B                      F is 2 km to the North of A
            C is 1 km to the West of A                      D is 2 km to the South of G
            G is 2 km to the East of C                    D is exactly in the middle of B and E

15.       A is in the middle of  
            (1) E & C        (2) E & G        (3) F & G        (4) G & C 
            (5) None of these

16.       Which two villages are farthest from one another ? 
            (1) D & C        (2) F & E        (3) F & B        (4) G & E 
            (5) None of these

17.       How far E from F (in km) as the crow files ?
            (1) 4    (2) 20        (3) 5     (4) 26       (5) None of these

18.    If “South-East” is called “East”, “North-West” is called “West”. “South-West” is called “South” and so on what will North be called ?
            (1) East            (2) North-East             (3) North-West            (4) South    \
            (5) None of these

19.       A watch reads 4 : 30. If the minute hand point East, in what direction will the hour hand pointow How ?
            (1) North         (2) North-West            (3) South                     (4) North-East   
            (5) None  of these

20.     A clock is so placed that at 12 noon its minute hand points towards north-east. In which direction does it hour hand point at 1 : 30 PM ?
            (1) North         (2) South                     (3) East                        (4) West           
            (5) None of these


Question No.

Current Affairs 29th August 2015..

  • NTPC sets a record for - Single-day power generation

Image result for NTPC sets a record for - Single-day power generationa record of highest single-day electricity generation of over 733 million units was created by India’s largest power generator National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited.
The record was achieved from NTPC’s 18 coal-based power plants, and 8 solar and hydro power stations and 7 gas-based units. The Declared Cumulative Capability (DCC) of the stations on the record day was 91.10% and Plant Load Factor (PLF) was of 86.34%.
About National Thermal Power Corporation Limited
  • NTPC limited is a Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU), operational under the charge of Union Ministry of Power.
  • It was established in 1975 by Union Government which now holds 70% of its equity shares.
  • It is headquatered in New Delhi.
  • In 2014-15, NTPC had contributed 25% of total electricity generated in the country and accounted for 16% share of country’s total installed capacity of 45,548 MW.
  • NTPC had recorded gross electricity generation of around 241 billion units, registering a growth of 3.42 per

  • vassiliki Thanou sworn in as first female Prime Minister of Greece 
Vassiliki Thanou has been appointed as the first female Prime Minister of Greeces.
Image result for vassiliki Thanou sworn in as first female Prime Minister of GreeceUntil the next snap election which is scheduled to be held in September 2015, Vassiliki will be the head of a caretaker government that will lead nation.
After leaders of the three main political parties of Greek parliament failed to form a coalition government to replace outgoing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, President Prokopis Pavlopoulos appointed Vassiliki Thanou as the caretaker.
About Vassiliki Thanou
  • She was appointed as the President of the Court of Cassation in July 2015. Presently, she is the most senior judge in Greece.
  • She also has served as President of the Greek Association of Judges and Prosecutors (SAD).

11th World Championships gold with relay win was secured by - Usain Bolt

Image result for 11th World Championships gold with relay win was secured by - Usain BoltOn Usain Bolt secured gold at World championships for the third time when he helped Jamaica's relay team to a fourth successive 4x100 metres title.
The USA finished second but were disqualified after a faulty final changeover, meaning China were promoted to silver and Canada bronze.
It was Bolt's third gold of the championships after victories in the 100m and 200m.