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Postal Assistant Exam 2014 - General Knowledge

  • UNO came into being on - 24th October 1945
  • Human Rights Day - 10th December 1948
  • Korean War - 1950
  • Panchasheel - 1954 (India - China)
  • Bandung Conference - 1955
  • Suez Canal Crisis - 1956
  • Congo Crisis - 1960
  • Gulf Crisis - 1970
  • The Algiers Conference (NIEO) - 1973
  • India conducted Nuclear First Test in - May 1974 (Pokran, Rajasthan)
  • Code name of  India's first nuclear Test - Smiling Buddha
  • Indo-Soviet Treaty - 1971
  • Bangladesh got Independence - 1971
  • Indo - Pak war - 1971
  • Willy Brandt Commission report - 1980
  • Common Wealth Summit - 1983 (new Delhi)
  • First SAARC Summit - 1985 (Dhakha)
  • Member countries of SAARC 
    • Current members : 
      • Afghanistan
      • Bangladesh 
      • Bhutan 
      • India 
      • Maldives 
      • Nepal 
      • Pakistan 
      • Sri Lanka 
    • Observer Countries : 
      • Australia 
      • China 
      • Burma 
      • European Union 
      • Japan 
      • Iran 
      • Mauritius 
      • South Korea 
      • United States
  • Head Quarters of UNO - New York
  • Member Countries of UNO - 193
  • Member Countries of Security Council - 15
  • International Court of Justice - Hague (Netherlands)
  • The number of Judges in International Court of Justice - 15
  • The term of a Judge of International Court of Justice - 9 Years
  • Member-Nations of Commonwealth -53
  • Namibia Independence - 1989
  • India's Forest Cover in the World - 1%
  • Foreign Policy - A set of deliberately chosen guidelines
  • India's Population in the world - 17.5%
  • NNPT - Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty 
  • CTBT - Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
  • SAARC - South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
  • CFC - Chloro - Fluoro - Carbons
  • LTTE - Liberation of Tigers of Tamil Eelam
  • IMF - International Monetary Fund
  • Secretary General of UNO - Baan - Ki Moon (South Korea)
  • Common Wealth - Association of countries which were ruled by British
  • Third world - A large number of Newly Independent Nations

  • Important Wars and Operations involved India

    • Indo-China War : 1962
    • Indo - Pak War :
      • 1947 (First Kashmir War)
      • 1965
      • 1971
      • 1999 (Kargil War)
    • Operation Polo :  1948
    • Operation Blue star : 1984
    • Operation Meghdoot : 1984
    • Operation Cactus : 1988
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    Indian Constitution-General Knowledge questions and answers

    1. Who is the leader of the Lok Sabha?

    A. President
    B. Prime Minister
    C. Vice President
    D. Speaker of Lok Sabha

    Answer:B 

    2. The Attorney General of India is appointed by the

    A. The Prime Minister
    B. Chief Justice of India
    C. The President
    D. The Vice President

    Answer:C 

    3. All Ministers at the centre are appointed by

    A. The President
    B. The Prime Minister
    C. Home Minister
    D. The Vice President

    Answer:A

    4. Constitution has been divided into

    A. 10 parts
     B. 20 parts
     C. 24 parts
     D. 32 parts

    Answer:24

    5. The state with the largest population of India is

    A. U.P.
     B. A.P.
     C. M.P.
     D. Maharashtra

    Answer:A 

    6. The largest State in area is

    A. Uttar Pradesh
     B. Rajasthan
     C. Andhra Pradesh
     D. Maharashtra

    Answer:B

    7. Which democratic country is said to be federal in form but unitary in character?

    A. Ireland
     B. India
     C. U.S.A.
     D. U.K.

    Answer:B

    8. The preamble of which country emphasises domestic tranquillity?

    A. France
     B. India
     C. U.S.S.R.
     D. U.S.A.

    Answer:D

    9. Which one of the following states has been under President’s rule for a long period continuously?

    A. Tamilnadu
     B. Kerala
     C. Punjab
     D. West Bengal

    Answer:C

    10. Who enjoys the legislative powers?

    A. President
     B. Parliament
     C. Prime Minister
     D. Council of Ministers

    Answer: B 
    11. Which one of the following states has the largest number of seats reserved for scheduled castes in the Lok Sabha?

    A. Bihar
    B. Uttar Pradesh
    C. Tamil Nadu
    D. Madhya Pradesh

    Answer: A 

    12. Who gave the Constitution to us?

    A. The people of India
    B. The children of India
    C. The British
    D. The woman of India

    Answer: A 

    13. In which of the following states, the Legislative Council has been abolished?

    A. Tamilnadu
    B. West Bengal
    C. Andhra Pradesh
    D. All the above

    Answer:D
    14. The small kingdom in the Himalayas which is an Indian Protectorate is

    A. Nepal
    B. Bhutan
    C. Mangolia
    D. Sikkim

    Answer:B 

    15. English is the official language of which of the following states?

    A. Karnataka
    B. Manipur
    C. Andhra Pradesh
    D. Nagaland

    Answer: D 

    16. Which is at the apex of the three tier system of Panchayati Raj?

    A. gramma panchayat
    B. panchayat samiti
    C. zila parishad
    D. gramma sabha

    Answer: C 

    17. For the enforcement of Fundamental Rights, the supreme court may issue a/an

    A. writ
    B. decree
    C. ordinance
    D. notification

    Answer: A 

    18. Who acts as the President of India when neither the President nor the Vice President is available?

    A. Auditor General of India
    B. Speaker of Lok Sabha
    C. Chief Justice of India
    D. Senior most Governor of a state

    Answer: C 

    19. The Panchayati Raj institutions in India are established as per constitutional directions of the

    A. Federalism
    B. Directive Principles
    C. Preamble
    D. Fundamental Rights

    Answer : B

    Apr 24, 2014

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    Question paper of Postal Asst./Sorting Asst. Exam- held on 2010

    Previous Year Exam Question Paper 2010

    Friends... Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant Examination Previous year question paper with Answer link were provide below. Kindly utilize all materials available in postalassistantexam.blogspot.in to win the Postal assistant Exam.

    Download the Question Paper


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    Click Below Link to view related post - Previous year Question paper
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    Famous Book and Author for Postal Assistant Exam

    Book
    Author
    Who moved my cheese
    Spencer Johnson
    Good to great
    Jim Collins
    First, break all the rules
    Marcus Buckingham
    Hitchhiker's Guide
    Douglas Adams
    The 21 irrefutable laws of leadership
    John C. Maxwell
    The 7 habits of highly effective people
    Stephen R. Covey
    French  lover
    Taslima  Nasreen
    Interpreter of Maladies 
    Jhumpa Lahiri
    Alochana ka paksh
    Dr Ramesh Chandra Shah
    India's China Perspective
    Subramaniam Swamy
    Millenium Book on Delhi
    Mr. B.P. Singh & Mr. Pavan Verma
    Charisma & Canon
    Vesudha Dalmia, Angelika Malnar & Martin Christ
    Circles of Silence      
    Preeti Singh
    China, the world and India
    Mira Sinha Bhattacharjee  
    Lines of Control
    Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik
    Adam & Eve and Pinch Me
    Ruth Rendell
    J.K-. Biography of J.K. Rowling
    Sean Smith
    Kohima to Kashmir : On Terrorist Trail
    Prakesh Singh  
    Men: From Stone Age to Clone Age
    Bob Beale  
    The  Impressionist 
    Hari  Kunzru
    God as Political Philosopher : Buddha's challenge to Brahminism
    Dr. Kanchan Ilaiah
    Environmental Economics : An Indian Perspective
    Rabindra N. Bhattacharya
    A Ridge too Far
    Captain Amarinder Singh
    A Doctor's Story of Life & Death
    Dr. Kakana Subbarao & Arun K. Tiwari
    Being Digital
    Nicholas Negroponte
    The  Alchemist 
    Paul  Coelho
    Lord of the Rings    
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    Truth, Love and a Little Malice
    Khushwant Singh  
    Half a Life 
    Sir V. S. Naipaul
    Heartfelt             
    Cyrus  Merchant 
    To Kill a Mockingbird
     Harper Lee
    Gandhi : A sublime Failure
    S. S. Gill
    India's Neighbours : Problems and Prospects
    Ayanjit Sen
    How I Play Golf
    Tiger Woods  
    Jack: Straight From the Gut    
    Jack Welch & John A. Bryne
    The House of Blue Mangoes 
    David Davidar
    In the service of the nation
    Gen. K.V. Krishna Rao
    The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes
    Jamyang Norbu
    The other Side of Truth
    Beverley Naidoo
    The Glass Palace      
    Amitav Ghosh
    The optimist's Daughter
    Eudore Welty
    The Hound of the Baskervilles
    Sherlock Holmes
    Adha Lekha Dastavej
    Indira Goswami  
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    GK Questions helpful in preparation for PA/SA Exam

    1) Which planet of the solar system spins on its axis at the fastest rate?
    Ans. Jupiter

    2) The court language of the Mughals was:
    Ans. Persian

    3) Pencil lead is made up of:
    Ans. Lead oxide

    4) What is a Black hole?
    Ans. A dying star

    5) With which war is the name of Florence Nightingale associated?
    Ans. Crimean War

    6) An object weighs maximum in:
    Ans. Vaccum

    7) Longest river of Asian Continent is:
    Ans. Yangtze

    8) Which river crosses the equator twice
    ?
    Ans. Congo

    9) Lines drawn parallel to the equator are called:
    Ans. Latitudes

    10) The Author of Arthashastra was:
    Ans. Kautilya

    11) When did the first Co
    mmonwealth games take place?
    Ans. 1930

    12) “The proper study of mankind is man” who said this?
    Ans. Alexander Pope

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    English Model Questions for PA/SA Exam 2014

    FILL IN THE BLANKS:


    A sentence with a blank space marked by dotted lines is given along with four answer choices out of which only one is correct. You are expected to fill in the blank space with the correct choice.

    1. I have lost the pen _____ you gave me.
    (A)That
    (B)Which
    (C)Whom
    (D)There

    2. I am not _____ my actions.
    (A)accountable to
    (B)accountable in
    (C)accountable for
    (D)accountable over

    3. He is going to be late ____
    (A)isn't he?
    (B)is he?
    (C)will he?
    (D)won't he?

    Direction : Out of the four alternatives provided, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given words.
    4. Monogamy
    (A)Repetitive
    (B)Having One Wife
    (C)Having Two Wives
    (D)Unmarried

    5. Lavish
    (A)Generous
    (B)Expensive
    (C)Wasteful
    (D)Frugal

    6. Accomplice
    (A)Support
    (B)Associate
    (C)Reveal
    (D)Attendant

    Direction: Out of the four alternatives provided, choose the one word which has exactly the opposite meaning of the given word.
    7. Flatter
    (A)Entice
    (B)Depress
    (C)Ridicule
    (D)Level

    8. Meek
    (A)Modest
    (B)Proper
    (C)Small
    (D)Arrogant

    Answers:

    1. (A)that
    2. (C)accountable for
    3. (A)isn't he?
    4. (B)Having One Wife
    5. (A)Generous
    6. (B)Associate
    7. (C)Ridicule
    8. (D)Arrogant
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    GK Questions related to Atmosphere for Postal/Sorting Assistant Exam

    Friends…last year a few questions have been asked in the PA/SA Exam related to different layers of atmosphere and gases present. 


    1.      What layer does most weather occur in?
    A.    Troposphere
    B.     Stratosphere
    C.    thermosphere
    D.    mesosphere
    2.      At what layer do most air-planes fly at the top of?
    A.    stratosphere
    B.     thermosphere
    C.    mesosphere
    D.   troposphere
    3.      What is the coldest layer in the atmosphere?
    A.    troposphere
    B.     thermosphere
    C.    stratosphere
    D.   mesosphere
    4.      What is the most common gas in the atmosphere?
    A.    oxygen
    B.     carbon dioxide
    C.    nitrogen
    D.    methane
    5.      What is the atmospheric layer closest to the ground?
    A.    mesosphere
    B.     troposphere
    C.    thermosphere
    D.    stratosphere
    6.      What atmospheric layer has most of the clouds?
    A.    thermosphere
    B.     stratosphere
    C.    troposphere
    D.    mesosphere
    7.      What layer protects us by burning up most meteors?
    A.    stratosphere
    B.     mesosphere
    C.    troposphere
    D.    thermosphere
    8.      What layer has the ozone layer in it?
    A.    mesosphere
    B.     troposphere
    C.    thermosphere
    D.   stratosphere
    9.      What is the hottest layer in the atmosphere?
    A.  mesosphere                                       
    B.     thermosphere
    C.    stratosphere
    D.    troposphere
    10. What happens to temperature as you go higher in the stratosphere?
    A.    it stays the same
    B.     it gets hotter
    C.    it gets colder
    D.    it is always changing
    11. What layer do weather balloons reach before they burst?
    A.    mesosphere
    B.     troposphere
    C.    stratosphere
    D.  thermosphere                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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    Daily Current Affairs 22 April 2014

    1) World Earth Day Observed: April 22nd, 2014 is the 44th anniversary of Earth Day, an occasion for people to celebrate and raise awareness of the nature. It was founded by the US senator Gaylord Nelson as an environment teach-in held on this day in 1970. With over 20 thousand partners and organisations in 190 countries, more than 1 billion people has participated in Earth Day activities, making it the largest secular civic event in the World. Earth day marks the beginning of the modern environmental movement.

    2) TCS joins top 10 global IT services companies club: This is a landmark for Indian IT. The country's largest IT services provider, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has broken into the league of top 10 global IT services companies, moving from the 13th position in 2012 to the 10th spot in 2013.

    3) India to host World Bridge Championships Next Year: India will host the 2015 World Bridge Championships, said Bridge Federation of India president N.R. Kirubakara Moorthy in a release. The World Bridge Federation Council at its meeting in Dallas, US, on March 22, unanimously decided to award the Sep 26-Oct 10 event to Chennai. Over 800 players from 30 countries are expected to participate in these championships which India will be hosting for the first time.


    4) Rani Mukerji, Aditya Chopra tie the knot: Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji and filmmaker Aditya Chopra have tied the knot in a quiet ceremony in Italy, ending years of speculation about their relationship. The couple, who have been dating for several years, married on Monday night in the Italian countryside.

    5) 11th National Youth Athletics Championships: Goa Athletic Association in collaboration with Athletics Federation of India and Sports Authority of Goa has organised the 11th National Youth Athletic Championship for boys and girls at Bambolim Athletic Stadium from April 20 to 22.

    6) Manchester United sacked David Moyes, install Ryan Giggs as interim manager: Veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs has been appointed interim manager of Manchester United following the sacking of David Moyes. United sacked Moyes just 10 months after he succeeded Alex Ferguson at the helm of one of the world's most famous clubs. Giggs, 40, made his United debut in March 1991 and has made a record 962 appearances for the club, winning 13 Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues, four FA Cups, four League Cups and one FIFA Club World Cup.

    7) RBI for two-stage verification for online banking transactions: Worried over rising number of frauds in online banking, the RBI has suggested that banks introduce two-stage authentication to ensure security of transactions. The RBI report on 'Enabling Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) in Payment System Applications' said banks should also inform customers about risks associated with different types of online banking transaction.

    8) Motorola Mobility appointed Amit Boni as general manager of India: Motorola Mobility Tuesday named Amit Boni as general manager of India as the handset maker tries to regain a foothold in a market where it was a large player till some years back, chose to withdraw operations in August 2012 and re-entered late last year.

    9) Pakistan tests Ghaznavi missile: Pakistan on Tuesday conducted a successful training launch of the short range surface-to-surface ballistic missile Hatf III (Ghaznavi), which can carry nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 290 km.

    10) Mathangi Sathyamurthy to receive M S Subbulakshmi Award 2014: Mathangi Sathyamurthy, Karnataka musician was selected for M S Subbulakshmi Award 2014. It was announced by the M S Subbulakshmi Foundation on 19 April 2014. She will receive a cash award of 10001 rupees and a plaque. The awards will be presented to her on 2 May 2014.

    11) Thousands bid farewell to Garcia Marquez: Thousands of mourners queued up on Monday in Mexico City’s Palacio de Bellas Artes to bid farewell to Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The writer, 87, died on Thursday at his home in the Mexican capital. Escorted by a ceremonial guard, Garcia Marquez’s ashes were carried into the palace’s main lobby by his wife, Mercedes Barcha, and his sons Rodrigo and Gonzalo. A long red carpet and a large photo of the author decorated the building for the occasion.
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