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Official GK Thread for MBA entrance Exams 2010-2011

*Hello Pagalguys!!!! * :: :: General Knowledge as we all know is a vast subject in itself, spanning from applying common sense to mugging up facts. It is important not just for exams like - *SNAP, IIFT, IRMA* (and others of the ilk) but al...

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Hi Puys,
I was just reading Manorama 2011 it has exhaustive info but does anyone know when will Manoram 2012 will be published? because the 2011 isuue has 2010 and2001 stuff so to refer to 2011 current affaire we need 2012 isuue.
And one more thing Pratiyogita Darpan publishes another book named Panaroma do read that.

concise gk by thorpe 2011 from pearson publication has up to date information.
gk today monthly magazine has gk of that particular month 2011.
give it a try
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Hi Puys,
I was just reading Manorama 2011 it has exhaustive info but does anyone know when will Manoram 2012 will be published? because the 2011 isuue has 2010 and2001 stuff so to refer to 2011 current affaire we need 2012 isuue.
And one more thing Pratiyogita Darpan publishes another book named Panaroma do read that.

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guys check dis out.....a must for GD/PIs....hope u all will find it beneficial...
Indian Current Affairs

Indian Current Affairs

I was going to post this site. This is a very good site for GK prepration.
You can subscribe and you will get their newsletter everyday in your inbox. This newsletter will cover news related to indian finance and economy, international news and also new words for improving vocabulary.

SO this is a gr8 site and can play a major role in your preprations.
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1.The abbreviation of IIFCL is
2.The Payment System RTGS & NEFT are maintained by
3.This bank was awarded by SKOCH Financial Inclusion Awarded 2011
4.Streptomycin has been successfully in the treatment of
5.In Human Body, Growth Hormone is produced by gland
6.In Sweet Potato Food is stored in
7.Bacteria was first discovered by
8.Water Soluble Vitamin is
9.By this Year, the 3 States viz.,AP, Goa & Mizoram came into being as the 23rd, 24th & 25th States of the Indian Union
10.In July 2010, in the Indian Banking System, the Benchmark Prime Lending Rate (BPLR) was replaced by this system

1.Indian Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd
2. Reserve Bank of India
3. Corporation bank
5.Pituitary Gland
7.A.V. Leeuwenhoek
8.Vitamin C
10. Base Rate

Current Affairs For GK in Entrance Exams

Mamta Banerjee sworn in as West Bengals First Woman CM J
She brought about the end of 34 years of uninterrupted rule by the CPI(M)-led Left Front.
The Mamata Banerjee ministry has 43 members apart from her. Of these 36 are Trinamool Congress members, and there will be seven Congress ministers. The ministers are now taking oath.

Thank You \m/
Coordinator, Corporate Relations Team, BITS Pilani MBA  and Core Member , Extended Executive Committee, BITS Pilani MBA 
The Trinamool Congress list of ministers sworn in as ministers in West Bangal include Amit Mitra, Partha Chatterjee, Manish Gupta, Subrata Mukherjee, Abdul Karim Chowdhury, Sadhan Pandey, Upen Biswas, Sabitri Mitra, Bratya Basu, Madan Mitra and Noore Alam Chowdhury.

Coordinator, Corporate Relations Team, BITS Pilani MBA  and Core Member , Extended Executive Committee, BITS Pilani MBA 
Interesting facts about India
  1. The largest employer in India is the Indian Railways, employing over a million people.
  2. The worlds first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
  3. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind. The Father of Medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.
  4. India was one of the richest countries till the time of British rule in the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus, attracted by Indias wealth, had come looking for a sea route to India when he discovered America by mistake.
  5. The Art of Navigation & Navigating was born in the river Sindh over 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from the Sanskrit word Nou.
  6. Bhaskaracharya rightly calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the Sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. According to his calculation, the time taken by the Earth to orbit the Sun was 365.258756484 days.
  7. The value of "pi" was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century, long before the European mathematicians.
  8. Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus also originated in India.Quadratic Equations were used by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10*53 (i.e. 10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 B.C.during the Vedic period.Even today, the largest used number is Terra: 10*12(10 to the power of 12).
  9. Until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds in the world
    (Source: Gemological Institute of America).

  10. The Baily Bridge is the highest bridge in the world. It is located in the Ladakh valley between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan mountains. It was built by the Indian Army in August 1982.
  11. India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history.
  12. When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilization)
  13. The name India is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu.
  14. The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name Hindustan combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus.
  15. Chess was invented in India.
  16. Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India.
  17. The Place Value System and the Decimal System were developed in India in 100 B.C.
  18. The Worlds First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu. The shikhara of the temple is made from a single 80-tonne piece of granite. This magnificent temple was built in just five years, (between 1004 AD and 1009 AD) during the reign of Rajaraja Chola.
  19. India is the largest democracy in the world, the 7th largest Country in the world, and one of the most ancient civilizations.
  20. The game of Snakes & Ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It was originally called Mokshapat. The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices. The game was played with cowrie shells and dices. In time, the game underwent several modifications, but its meaning remained the same, i.e. good deeds take people to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births.
  21. The worlds highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. Built in 1893 after leveling a hilltop, this cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea level.
  22. India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world.
  23. Sushruta is regarded as the Father of Surgery. Over2600 years ago Sushrata & his team conducted complicated surgeries like cataract, artificial limbs, cesareans, fractures, urinary stones, plastic surgery and brain surgeries.
  24. Usage of anaesthesia was well known in ancient Indian medicine. Detailed knowledge of anatomy, embryology, digestion, metabolism,physiology, etiology, genetics and immunity is also found in many ancient Indian texts.
  25. India exports software to 90 countries.
  26. The four religions born in India Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, are followed by 25% of the worlds population.
  27. Jainism and Buddhism were founded in India in 600 B.C. and 500 B.C. respectively.
  28. Islam is Indias and the worlds second largest religion.

  1. There are 300,000 active mosques in India, more than in any other country, including the Muslim world.
  2. The oldest European church and synagogue in India are in the city of Cochin. They were built in 1503 and 1568 respectively.
  3. Jews and Christians have lived continuously in India since 200 B.C. and 52 A.D. respectively
  4. The largest religious building in the world is Angkor Wat, a Hindu Temple in Cambodia built at the end of the 11th century.
  5. The Vishnu Temple in the city of Tirupathi built in the 10th century, is the worlds largest religious pilgrimage destination. Larger than either Rome or Mecca, an average of 30,000 visitors donate $6 million (US) to the temple everyday.

  1. Sikhism originated in the Holy city of Amritsar in Punjab. Famous for housing the Golden Temple, the city was founded in 1577.
  2. Varanasi, also known as Benaras, was called "the Ancient City" when Lord Buddha visited it in 500 B.C., and is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world today.
  3. India provides safety for more than 300,000 refugees originally from Sri Lanka, Tibet, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who escaped to flee religious and political persecution.
  4. His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, runs his government in exile from Dharmashala in northern India.
  5. Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries.
  6. Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years.

Personalities-Who is Who-Firsts in India

First and Last Indian Governor General of Free India C. Rajgopalachari
First British Governor of India Lord William Bentinck
First British Viceroy of India Lord Canning
First Chairman of Prasar Bharti Nikhil Chakravorty
First Chairman of Rajyasabha S.V. Krishnamurthy
First Chief Election Commissioner of India Sukumar Sen
First Dalit President of India K. R Narayanan
First Deputy Prime Minister Vallabh Bhai Patel
First Doctor to receive Nobel Prize in Medicine Dr.Hargovind Khurana
First Education Minister Abul Kalam Azad
First Ethnic Indian Prime Minister of Fiji Mahendra Chaudhury
First Field Marshal of India General S.P.F.J. Manekshaw
First Foreigner to receive Bharat Ratna Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
First Governor General of free India Lord Mountbatten
First Home Minister of India Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
First Indian Air chief Marshal S. Mukherjee
First Indian Chess Grandmaster S Vishwnathan
First Indian Chief Justice Justice Hiralal J Kania
First Indian Commander-in-chief General K. M. Kariappa
First Indian Cricketer to score three centuries in three matches successive on debut Mohd. Azaharuddin
First Indian Cricketer to score Triple Century in Test Virendra Sehwag
First Indian Judge of International Court of Justice Dr. Nagendra Singh
First Indian Member of the viceroys executive council S.P.Sinha
First Indian Naval Chief Vice Admiral R. D. Katari
First Indian Pilot JRD Tata
First Indian to Cross English Channel Mihir Sen
First Indian to get an Oscar Bhanu Athaiya
First Indian to get Anderson Award Ruskin Bond
First Indian to go in space Squadron Ldr. Rakesh Sharma
First Indian to Join the ICS Satyendra Nath Banerjee
First Indian to reach Antarctica Lt. Ran Charan
First Indian to reach in British Parliament Dada Bhai Naoroji
First Indian to reach the deep sea floor in the Mid Atlantic P.S. Rao
First Indian to reach the south pole Col. I K Bajaj
First Indian to Receive Bharat Ratna Dr. Radha Krishnan
First Indian to receive Jnan Peeth award Sri Shankar Kurup
First Indian to receive Magsaysay Award Vinoba Bhave
First Indian to receive Nobel Prize in Economics Dr. Amartya Sen
First Indian to receive Stalin Prize Saifuddin Kichlu
First Indian to win Nobel Prize Rabindra Nath Tagore
First Judge to face Impeachment proceedings in Loksabha Justice V. Ramaswami
First Muslim President of India Dr. Jakir Hussein
First Muslim President of Indian National congress Badruddin Tayyabji
First person to reach Mount Everest without Oxygen Sherpa Arga Dorji
First person to receive Paramvir Chakra Major Somnath Sharma
First Person to resign from Central Cabinet Shyama Prasad Mukharjee
First President of Indian National Congress W.C. Banerjee
First President of Indian Republic Dr. Rajendra Prasad
First president to die in Office Dr. Jakir Hussain
First Prime Minister of Free India Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
First Prime Minister to resign without full term Morar Ji Desai
First Speaker of Loksabha Ganesh Vasudeva Mavalankar
First Vice President of India Dr. S. Radhakrishnan


Hi guys,

Hope your preps going on fine. Don't know if its been quoted here or not but would like to mention that keep reading economic times on a regular basis. You shall get to know about the mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures between companies, the financial terms, about banks and their policies, about stock exchange etc etc . I found it very useful while my preps. And I still continue to do so.

All the best


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  5. Bill Gates is the founder of Microsoft and is famous for having been the richest man in the world and for being one of the most generous philanthropists in the world.
  6. Steve Jobs is the CEO of Apple Computers and the CEO of Pixar Animation Studios. Jobs was one of the original driving forces behind Apple computers becoming one of the most innovative technology and internet companies.
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Thanks. Have fun readin :)
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Trepanule Says
very interesting article .thx for post.

You are welcome Wish i could help with other sections but for the time being some more articles from me coming soon! :)
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very interesting article .thx for post.

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